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Saturday, April 28, 2018

Early Garden Closure 1pm

Special Event | April 28 |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

The Garden will close early at 1pm today in preparation for our Spring Plant Sale Members Night.

Cal Alumni Association Online Application Reading - TAAP/KASP Scholarships

Miscellaneous | April 27 – May 9, 2018 every day with exceptions |  Online

 Cal Alumni Association

The Cal Alumni Association invites you to join us in reading and evaluating scholarship applications virtually for The Achievement Award and the Kruttschnitt Aspire Scholarship Programs from April 27th through May 9nd. Our dedicated alumni make these scholarships possible and we thank you for your time!

Virtual application readers will receive all training materials and scholarship...   More >

 https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cal-alumni-association-online-application-reading-2-taapkasp-tickets-43959034656?aff=email1. Register online

Weekend Workshop 2017-2018: Beyond the Mundane

Workshop | April 28 | 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. |  Tolman Hall

 Graduate School of Education

21st century classrooms are spaces that encourage creation and innovation. Workshops will focus on taking writing beyond the traditional writer's workshop time and essay assignment. Teachers will experience a variety of ways to support students to compose both individually, collaboratively, digitally, traditionally, and artistically.

Placing Asia

Conference/Symposium | April 28 | 9:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m. | 510 Institute of East Asian Studies (Golden Bear Center, 1995 University Ave., 5th floor)

 Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS)

April 27 9 am - 4 pm
April 28 9:30 am - 1:15 pm

What is Asia? Since the evolution of Area Studies out of its singular post-war focus on defining and understanding alterity, the field has grappled with this central question through an array of analytical frames: the nation-state, identity, culture, belief systems, economies, flows, and connectivity. This conference seeks to move area studies...   More >

Rethinking Gender, Identity, and Popular Culture in Bangladesh and Sri Lanka: A Faculty Research Conference

Lecture | April 28 | 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Bokhtiar Ahmed, Associate Professor of Anthropology, University of Rajshahi; Fhamida Yasmin, Assistant Professor of Gender and Women’s Studies, University of Dhaka; Seuty Sabur, Associate Professor of Anthropology, BRAC University; Kajalie Shehreen Islam, Assistant Professor of Mass Communication and Journalism, University of Dhaka; Janaki Jayawardena, Lecturer of History, University of Colombo; Khadija Mitu, Associate Professor of Anthropology, University of Chittagong; Mahruba Mowtushi, Associate Professor of English, ULAB; Fahmida Akhter, Associate Professor of Drama and Dramatics, Jahangirnagar University; Harisur Rahman, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Sociology, North South University

 Golam Mathbor, Professor in the School of Social Work at Monmouth University, West Long Branch, New Jersey, USA; Sanchita B. Saxena, Director, Subir and Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies; Executive Director, Institute for South Asia Studies; Jason Cons, Assistant Professor of Anthropology at the University of Texas at Austin; Raka Ray, Professor of Sociology and South and Southeast Asian Studies, UC Berkeley; Angana Chatterji, Co-chair, Political Conflict, Gender and People's Rights Project and Visiting Research Anthropologist at the Center for Race and Gender at UC Berkeley; Jeanne Marecek, Professor Emerita of Psychology, Swarthmore College; Frank Korom, Professor of Religion and Anthropology at Boston University; Sufia Uddin, Associate Professor of Religious Studies, Connecticut College; Lawrence Cohen, Professor of Anthropology and South & Southeast Asia Studies, UC Berkeley

 The Subir and Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies, Institute for South Asia Studies

The Subir & Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies at UC Berkeley in partnership with the American Institute for Bangladesh Studies (AIBS) and the Council of American Overseas Research Centers (CAORC), is delighted to welcome nine faculty members from top universities in Bangladesh and Sri Lanka to be in...   More >

Migrations and New Mobilities in Southeast Asia - Morning Panel

Conference/Symposium | April 28 | 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Center for Southeast Asia Studies, Townsend Center for the Humanities, Center for Southeast Asian Studies, UCLA, Asian Institute, University of Toronto

On the second day of this conference, a panel session will be held in the morning in 180 Doe Library. The final plenary sessions with invited senior scholars will be held in the afternoon in the Townsend Center for the Humanities.

 This event is free and open to the public.

On the Subject of Ethnonationalism: The Transgressive Style and the Claim to Critique

Conference/Symposium | April 28 | 10 a.m.-6 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 Department of English, Townsend Center for the Humanities, Center for the Study of Sexual Culture

Today, newly prominent strands of right-wing discourse assert themselves not simply as political positions but also as styles. Instead of traditional concerns with decorum, we see tactics of shock and various attempts to be transgressive. Moving away from conservative propriety, some movements accept or even celebrate the sexualization of political figures and positions. The normalcy of the...   More >

Erwin Chemerinsky and Nadine Strossen: Resisting Hate with Free Speech

Panel Discussion | April 28 | 10-11:15 a.m. |  Freight & Salvage

 Arts + Design

The question of limits on free speech has recently occupied our nation’s consciousness—as well as the physical streets of Berkeley. The American Civil Liberties Union has worked for nearly 100 years to arbitrate this question in times of intense political division, and now Nadine Strossen, former president of the ACLU, joins us to to present “HATE: Why We Should Resist it With Free Speech, Not...   More >

Archaeological Illustration: Drawing and inking

Workshop | April 28 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Lisa Johnson, UC Berkeley Anthropology; Lucas Johnson, Far Western Inc

 Archaeological Research Facility

This all-day workshop covers artifact illustration and inking in a two step process.

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41st Education Outreach Conference Bourgeois, Democratic, Nationalist, Communist: Post-World War I Revolutions in Central and Eastern Europe

Conference/Symposium | April 28 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | 431 Berkeley City College

 2050 Center Street, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Robert Blobaum, Eberly Professor of History, West Virginia University; Melissa Feinberg, Associate Professor of History, Rutgers University; Mark Jones, Irish Research Council Fellow, University College Dublin; Paul Hanebrink, Associate Professor of History, Rutgers University

 Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES)

The Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies will be holding the 41st Educator Outreach Conference on Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies. This year's conference is entitled "Bourgeois, Democratic, Nationalist, Communist: Post-World War I Revolutions in Central and Eastern Europe" and will explore the effects of WWI on the landscape of Europe through a historical lens.

Healthcare Forum: CA’s Healthcare System, Exploring Universal Coverage

Presentation | April 28 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. | Residence Halls Unit 1, All-purpose room

 2650 Durant Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94720

 Robin Flagg PhD, MPH, Lecturer, School of Public Health and Haas School of Business; Ken Jacobs, Chair, Center for Labor Research and Education

 Indivisible Berkeley Healthcare Team

This year California will be giving serious attention to legislation that provides a real path to Universal Healthcare in the State. Don’t miss this opportunity to increase your understanding of our current healthcare system, policy options for coverage, and directions for action that can move California toward universal health coverage and care.

Māori Performance with Māori Mo Ake Tonu - Hands-On at the Hearst

Performing Arts - Dance | April 28 | 11 a.m.-2 p.m. | Hearst Museum of Anthropology, 103 Kroeber Hall

 Māori Mo Ake Tonu

 Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

A cultural presentation featuring Māori performing arts through live song and dance by San Francisco Bay Area kapa haka group, Māori Mo Ake Tonu. The Māori are the indigenous people of Aotearoa (New Zealand). The performance will include elements of waiata (songs), waiata-a-ringa (story telling dances), poi and haka. The numbers for the performance are inspired by the taonga...   More >

Bay Area Book Festival

Special Event | April 28 – 29, 2018 every day | 11 a.m.-6 p.m. |  Downtown Berkeley


 Student Spoken Word Performers, Publications & Media Center

 ASUC Student Union

Students: come collect your free wristband for the Bay Area Book Festival at the ASUC Student Union! Tens of thousands of book lovers meet hundreds of acclaimed authors over an exciting weekend in downtown Berkeley, California. One of the premier literary events in the nation!

 Wristbands for free admittance to speakers and performance limited to current Cal Students. Just like the ASUC Student Union on social media for your free wristband!

$0 Pick up your wristband at the ASUC Student Union

Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o: Wrestling with the Devil

Panel Discussion | April 28 | 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. |  Freight & Salvage

 Arts + Design

Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o is one of the world’s most prominent African writers working today, often on the radar for the Nobel Prize. He joins us to discuss the American release of “Wrestling with the Devil: A Prison Memoir.” In 1977, he was imprisoned by the Kenyan government in a maximum security facility because of his artistic defiance of a regime. In prison, he penned a novel—on toilet...   More >

Migrations and New Mobilities in Southeast Asia - Plenary Sessions

Conference/Symposium | April 28 | 1-6 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 220, Townsend Center for the Humanities

 Nicole Constable, Professor of Anthropology, University of Pittsburgh; Rebecca Elmhirst, Reader in Human Geography, University of Brighton; Michele Ford, Professor of Southeast Asian Studies, University of Sydney; Johan Lindquist, Professor of Social Anthropology, Stockholm University; Deirdre McKay, Senior Lecturer in Social Geography and Environmental Politics, Keele University; Brenda Yeoh, Professor of Geography, National University of Singapore; Aihwa Ong, Robert H. Lowie Distinguished Chair in Anthropology, UC Berkeley; Christine Padoch, Senior Curator Emerita, Institute of Economic Botany, New York Botanical Garden

 Rachel Silvey, Professor of Geography; Richard Charles Lee Director, Asian Institute, University of Toronto; Nancy Lee Peluso, Henry J. Vaux Distinguished Professor of Forest Policy, UC Berkeley

 Center for Southeast Asia Studies, Townsend Center for the Humanities, Center for Southeast Asian Studies, UCLA, Asian Institute, University of Toronto

The final plenary sessions of this conference - which aims to look anew at issues concerning migration and Southeast Asia - will be held from 1:00-6:00 p.m. in the Townsend Center for the Humanities.

 This event is free and open to the public.

Viet Thanh Nguyen on Art and Politics Interviewed by Karen Tei Yamashita

Panel Discussion | April 28 | 1:30-2:45 p.m. |  Freight & Salvage

 Arts + Design

Winner of the Pulitzer Prize in 2016 for his novel “The Sympathizer,” Viet Thanh Nguyen—fiction writer, essayist, activist, and UC Berkeley doctoral alum—has become an outspoken voice for refugee rights and justice for immigrants. In 2017 he received a MacArthur Genius Grant, and while he was commended for “challenging popular depictions of the Vietnam War and exploring the myriad ways that war...   More >

LEED Workshop: Become LEED Accredited!

Workshop | April 28 | 2-6 p.m. | 175 Barrows Hall

 Student Environmental Resource Center

LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is simply a green-rating point system to certify a building’s sustainability. Just as Buildings can be LEED certified, students and professionals can become LEED Accredited themselves. The LEED Green Associate (GA) credential is the only professional designation used to market yourself to employers and clients and show you have certified...   More >

Open in Emergency: Decolonizing Mental Health

Workshop | April 28 | 3-5:30 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, 315/Maude Fife

 Tammy Ho, Associate Professor, Gender and Sexuality Studies, University of California, Riverside

 Mimi Khuc, Adjunct Lecturer, Asian American Studies, University of Maryland

 Eliza Noh, Professor, Asian American Studies, Cal State University Fullerton

 Department of Gender and Women's Studies, HIFIS Cluster in Disability Studies

In 2016, the Asian American Literary Review (AALR) published “Open in Emergency: A Special Issue on Asian American Mental Health.” In addition to visual and literary art, the special issue contains a set of materials and activities that, according to their website, “decolonizes mental health and opens up a wealth of new approaches.”


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Maliglutit (Searchers)

Film - Feature | April 28 | 3 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Maliglutit (Searchers) continues in the breathtaking vein of Canadian-Inuk filmmaker Zacharias Kunuk’s unforgettable Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner with a story of cruelty and cold revenge inspired by John Ford’s The Searchers and spoken entirely in Inuktitut.

Spring Plant Sale: Member's Preview

Sale | April 28 | 4-7 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Members get first pick of plants and access to the Room of Rares! Complimentary refreshments will be served.

Senior Send Off

Reception | April 28 | 5-7 p.m. |  Alumni House

 Cal Alumni Association


Film - Feature | April 28 | 5:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Pablo Larraín’s film “playfully and provocatively distorts the facts of an extraordinary year in the life of the Chilean Nobel prize–winning poet: Neruda is an anti-biopic” (The Guardian).

LCD Soundsystem: with guests: TV On The Radio

Performing Arts - Music | April 28 | 5:30 p.m. |  Hearst Greek Theatre | Tickets sold out

 Another Planet Entertainment

Released September 1, 2017 on Columbia Records/DFA, AMERICAN DREAM entered the U.S. chart at #1 and has been nominated for two GRAMMY Awards–Best Alternative Album and Best Dance Recording (for the song “tonite”)—and has generated a tide of year-end best of lists and accolades

  Sold out. Sold Out Buy tickets online

The Untold Tales of Armistead Maupin

Film - Feature | April 28 | 6:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

From dutiful conservative Southern son to gay activist and San Francisco chronicler, Tales of the City author Armistead Maupin looks at his life with wry humor and some choice true tales.

Javanese Shadow Play

Performing Arts - Music | April 28 | 7:30 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

featuring Midiyanto, a renowned shadow master and musician, who teaches at UC Berkeley and performs throughout the U.S. as well as in Indonesia, Australia, and Singapore. He will be accompanied by Gamelan Sari Raras (Midiyanto and Ben Brinner, directors), featuring vocalist Heni Savitri and guest drummer Danis Sugiyanto.

$15 General Admission, $12 non-UCB students, seniors, current/retired UCB faculty and staff, groups 10+, $5 UCB students

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The Common Good with Robert Reich

Panel Discussion | April 28 | 7:30-9 p.m. |  Freight & Salvage

 Arts + Design

Don’t miss the Festival keynote! No one could serve better to inspire us than Berkeley’s own Robert Reich—a stellar writer of conscience and conviction, a firebrand, and one of America’s most influential and popular political commentators. A former U.S. Secretary of Labor, Reich comments regularly on CNN, NBC, and The Daily Show, and his syndicated articles have appeared in The New Yorker, New...   More >

Theater - "The Dream of Kitamura": Written and Directed by Philip Kan Gotanda

Performing Arts - Theater | April 20 – 28, 2018 every day with exceptions | 8-9:30 p.m. |  Zellerbach Playhouse

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

Eerily evocative, non-linear, and movement-driven, THE DREAM OF KITAMURA tells the ghostly, mythic tale of Lord
Rosanjin, who believes he is marked for death by the demon Kitamura. His horror is so profound that he hires two bodyguards—but are they who they appear to be?

$13 Online in Advance - Students, Cal Staff & Faculty, & Seniors, $15 At the Door - Students, Cal Staff & Faculty, & Seniors, $18 Online in Advance - General Admission, $20 At the Door - General Admission

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Jesus' Son

Film - Feature | April 28 | 8:15 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

We pay tribute to the late author Denis Johnson with the film adaptation of his classic short story collection Jesus’ Son. Three esteemed authors and friends of Johnson introduce the film and share stories.

Exhibits and Ongoing Events

Art Wall: Karabo Poppy Moletsane

Exhibit - Painting | November 22, 2017 – July 15, 2018 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Moletsane’s vibrant, large-scale portraits for the Art Wall draw on both traditional African visual culture and Afrofuturism.

Fiat Yuks: Cal Student Humor, Then and Now

Exhibit - Artifacts | October 16, 2017 – June 3, 2018 every day | Bancroft Library, Rowell Cases, 2nd floor corridor between The Bancroft Library and Doe Library

 Bancroft Library

Let there be laughter! This exhibition features Cal students’
cartoons, jokes, and satire throughout the years selected
from their humor magazines and other publications.

Environmental Design Archives Exhibition: Hollywood and Vine

Exhibit - Multimedia | January 22 – May 15, 2018 every day | 210 Wurster Hall

 Environmental Design, College of

See the homes of the STARS!! Or more precisely, designs for the homes and gardens of film stars, directors, screen writers, and designers curated by head archivist at the Environmental Design Archives, Waverly Lowell.

Way Bay

Exhibit - Multimedia | January 17 – May 6, 2018 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Way Bay is a sweeping exploration of the creative energies that have emerged from the San Francisco Bay Area over the past two hundred years. The exhibition features nearly two hundred works of art, film, performance, poetry, and archival materials by Bay Area artists and others whose work engages with the region’s geographic, social, and cultural landscape.

The exhibition takes a nonlinear...   More >

“We’re Here, We’re Queer, We’re in the Public Record!”: The LGBTQ Movement and Life as Seen Through Government Information

Exhibit - Artifacts | March 15 – August 31, 2018 every day | Doe Library, Brown Gallery


This exhibit showcases selected documents pertaining to LGBTQ history and highlights aspects of LGBTQ life that have been impacted by actions of federal, state, and local governments.

Fiat Yuks: Cal Student Humor, Then and Now

Exhibit - Artifacts | October 13, 2017 – May 30, 2019 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | Bancroft Library, Rowell Cases, near Heyns Reading Room, 2nd floor corridor between The Bancroft Library and Doe

 Bancroft Library

Let there be laughter! This exhibition features Cal students’ cartoons, jokes, and satire from throughout the years, selected from their humor magazines and other publications.

Face to Face: Looking at Objects That Look at You

Exhibit - Multimedia | March 10 – December 9, 2018 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Hearst Museum of Anthropology | Note change in date

 Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

For this Spring 2018 exhibit, entitled Face to Face: Looking at Objects that Look at You, the Hearst staff and 14 UC Berkeley freshmen have co-curated a global selection of objects that depict human faces in different ways. The exhibit asks: Why and how do crafting traditions of the world so often incorporate human faces, and how do people respond to those faces? Objects such as West African...   More >