<< Tuesday, April 23, 2019 >>

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

African Film Festival 2019

Film - Series | March 2 – May 10, 2019 every day |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

March 2–May 10, 2019

This year’s edition of the African Film Festival highlights the best of both new African cinema and films of the black diaspora. We pay tribute to the great director Bill Gunn—also an actor, playwright, and novelist—with new restorations of two genre-benders, his radical horror film Ganja & Hess and his “meta–soap opera” Personal Problems. The latter was conceived by...   More >

New Zealand Mud Snails

Seminar | April 23 | 9-9:30 a.m. | Barrows Hall, Radio broadcast, ON-AIR ONLY, 90.7 FM

 Emily King, PhD Candidate, Department of Integrative Biology; Andrew Saintsing, PhD Student, Department of Integrative Biology

 KALX 90.7 FM

Tune in to The Graduates this Tuesday for an interview with Emily King from the Department of Integrative Biology at UC Berkeley. Emily is a PhD candidate whose research is focused on the New Zealand mud snail.

Emily King

Spring at the Hall

Special Event | March 21 – June 7, 2019 every day | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

This spring, visit the Hall for interactive exhibits, special hands-on activities, intriguing Planetarium shows, and more!

Seminar 217, Risk Management: CANCELLED

Seminar | April 23 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 No seminar

 Consortium for Data Analytics in Risk

Precise Chemical, Physical, and Electronic Nanoscale Contacts

Seminar | April 23 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Paul Weiss, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, UCLA

 College of Chemistry

The simultaneous chemical, physical, electronic, and mechanical connections that materials make to one another and to the outside world are critical. Just as the properties and applications of conventional semiconductor devices depend on these contacts, so do nanomaterials, many nanoscale measurements, and devices of the future. We discuss the important roles that these contacts can play in...   More >

Indian Ocean Art Histories - Goa; Bombay; Kochi: The 2019 Judith Stronach Travel Seminar Symposium

Conference/Symposium | April 23 | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. | 308A Doe Library

 Sugata Ray, Associate Professor, History of Art Department

 Institute for South Asia Studies, South Asia Art Initiative, Department of History of Art

The 2019 Judith Stronach Travel Seminar focused on the Indian Ocean, the third largest water body and the world’s oldest cultural continuum that has facilitated the mobility of people, objects, and ideas over millennia. Students in the seminar mapped the ways in which such oceanic networks also shaped the global history of art from the early modern period to the contemporary by focusing on three...   More >

GUH Lecture: Environmental Design Public Scholarship & Publishing

Lecture | April 23 | 12-1 p.m. | 106 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

Join us for another invigorating public discussion with Nancy Levinson, Editor of Places Journal, who will be talking about public scholarship and publishing in environmental design fields. This event is part of the Spring 2019 course ARCH 271...   More >

Certificate Program in College Admissions and Career Planning Online Information Session

Information Session | April 23 | 12-12:30 p.m. |  Online

 Sigrid Mueller, M.A., UC Berkeley Extension, program director

 UC Berkeley Extension

Instructors and staff present information about directing others in their quest for higher education and career fulfillment. Learn about career opportunities, curriculum requirements and specific course content for both programs.

  Register online

Institutions of Eminence: India’s Tryst with World University Rankings

Presentation | April 23 | 12-1 p.m. | Evans Hall, CSHE Conference Room, 768

 Center for Studies in Higher Education

Indian higher education system is one of the largest and fastest-growing in the world. However, despite the rapid growth in the number of institutions and enrollments, Indian universities have been generally missing from the top 200 positions in the global rankings of universities. Notwithstanding the flaws and narrow focus of the ranking methodologies, they do influence the ministries all over...   More >

Student Faculty Macro Lunch - "The Slope of the Phillips Curve: Evidence from US States"

Presentation | April 23 | 12-1 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Emi Nakamura, Professor of Economics

 Clausen Center

This workshop consists of one-hour informal presentations on topics related to macroeconomics and international finance, broadly defined. The presenters are UC Berkeley PhD students, faculty, and visitors.

  RSVP by emailing jgmendoza@berkeley.edu by April 19.

Beachhead or Refugium? The Rise and Dilemma of Germany’s Far-Right Intellectual Counterculture

Lecture | April 23 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Eliah Bures

 Institute of European Studies, The Pacific Regional Office of the German Historical Institute Washington DC

Today’s intellectual far right loves rebellion. In calculated acts of public provocation, radical conservative writers and thinkers present themselves as outsiders and nonconformists, bravely breaking the taboos of a "politically correct" mainstream culture. It is not for nothing that one of the premier publications of the German “New Right” is called Sezession and carries as its motto the Latin...   More >

Fundamentals of Retirement Income Planning (BEUHS369)

Workshop | April 23 | 12:10-2:10 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club

 Laura Crymble, Fidelity

 Be Well at Work - Work/Life

Introduction to key concepts, considerations, and resources for determining when you are ready to retire.

  Enroll online

Fireside Chat with Associate Justice Goodwin Liu

Lecture | April 23 | 12:15-1:30 p.m. | 295 Boalt Hall, School of Law

 Goodwin Liu, Associate Justice, Supreme Court of California

 UC Berkeley School of Law

Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Fireside Chat with Associate Justice Goodwin Liu

* Fireside Chat with Associate Justice Goodwin Liu
12:15pm to 1:30pm at Warren room 295
RSVP by 4/16 for a complimentary lunch: Fireside Chat with Associate Justice Goodwin Liu

* Jefferson Memorial Lecture
State Courts and School Desegregation: New Perspectives on Judicial Federalism and the Myth of Parity

Mindfulness Meditation Group

Meeting | February 20, 2018 – January 5, 2021 every Tuesday | 12:15-1 p.m. | 3110 Tang Center, University Health Services

 Tang Center (University Health Services)

The Mindfulness Meditation Group meets every Tuesday at 12:15-1:00 pm at 3110 Tang Center on campus. All campus-affiliated people are welcome to join us on a drop-in basis, no registration or meditation experience necessary. We start with a short reading on meditation practice, followed by 30 minutes of silent sitting, and end with a brief discussion period.

Softball vs. Nevada

Sport - Intercollegiate - Baseball/Softball | April 23 | 1 p.m. |  Levine-Fricke Field

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Softball hosts Nevada at Levine-Fricke Field.

Seminar 218, Psychology and Economics: Narratives, Imperatives, and Moral Reasoning

Seminar | April 23 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Roland Benabou, Princeton University

 Department of Economics

Link to Draft

ABSTRACT: We study the production and circulation of arguments justifying actions on the basis of morality. By downplaying externalities, exculpatory narratives allow people to maintain a positive image while acting selfishly. Conversely, responsibilizing narratives raise...   More >

Seminar 237/281: Macro/International Seminar - "An Equilibrium Model of the International Price System"

Seminar | April 23 | 2-4 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Dmitry Mukhin, Postdoctoral Associate, Yale University Department of Economics

 Department of Economics


  RSVP by emailing Joseph G. Mendoza at jgmendoza@berkeley.edu

Signature Initiatives Town Hall Meeting

Panel Discussion | April 23 | 3-4:30 p.m. |  Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center

 Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research

We cordially invite you to attend our upcoming town hall meetings to discuss the exciting, interdisciplinary Signature Initiatives that emerged from the campus’ Strategic Planning effort.

At the town hall meetings, we’ll have opportunity to hear about the first five initiatives from the working group leaders and to engage in a moderated Q&A session. On April 23rd, come hear about the following...   More >

De-Ontologising Andean Landscapes: Some Reflections from Qaqachaka Marka

Lecture | April 23 | 3-6 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Denise Y. Arnold; Juan de Dios Yapita Moya

 Archaeological Research Facility

This workshop explores fundamental differences in understanding landscapes between ourselves in the West and an ayllu community in Southern Bolivia. There the stark absence of ideas about being, presence and absence is striking, yet the “ontological turn” in Anthropology has not questioned such absences. Our point of departure is the philosophical corpus of François Jullien, which explores...   More >

Librarian Office Hours at the SPH DREAM Office

Miscellaneous | February 5 – April 30, 2019 every Tuesday with exceptions | 3-5 p.m. | Berkeley Way West, 2220 (DREAM Office)

 Debbie Jan


Drop by during office hours if you need help with your literature reviews; setting up searches in PubMed, Embase, and other databases; using EndNote, RefWorks, or other citation management software; finding statistics or data; and answering any other questions you may have.

Butterfly Walk

Tour/Open House | April 23 | 3-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join Sally Levinson, Garden volunteer propagator, docent and 'caterpillar lady', as she guides you through the Botanical Garden in search of butterflies. Children welcome.

Pre-registration is now required

Follow registration link for prices

  Register online

Fiery Skippers photo by Sarab Seth

Softball vs. Nevada

Sport - Intercollegiate - Baseball/Softball | April 23 | 3:30 p.m. |  Levine-Fricke Field

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Softball hosts Nevada at Levine-Fricke Field.

Student Harmonic Analysis and PDE Seminar (HADES): Weak-strong uniqueness for multiphase mean curvature flow

Seminar | April 23 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Tim Laux, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Multiphase mean curvature flow has, due to its importance in materials science, received a lot of attention over the last decades. On the one hand, there is substantial recent progress in the construction of weak solutions. On the other hand, strong solutions are—in particular in the planar case of networks—very well understood.

In this talk, after giving an overview of the topic, I will...   More >

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: Felix Klein, Galois Theory, and the Icosahedron

Seminar | April 23 | 3:45-4:45 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Jeremy Gray, University of Warwick

 Department of Mathematics

Why do we have the version of Galois theory that we do – why, indeed, do we have Galois theory at all? This talk traces conflicting 19th-century visions of what it would be to solve, or better to understand, polynomial equations and finds the forgotten role of Felix Klein in promoting Galois's ideas in Germany and America.

Physical Chemistry Seminar

Seminar | April 23 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall | Canceled

 Dominika Zgid, Department of Chemistry, University of Michigan

 College of Chemistry

How to Arrest and Transport Biological Nano-Objects at the Quantum Level: Nanovalving of Individual Viruses and Macromolecules in Liquids

Seminar | April 23 | 4-5 p.m. | 3110 Etcheverry Hall

 Professor Dimos Poulikakos, Director, Laboratory of Thermodynamics in Emerging Technologies; Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering, ETH Zurich

 Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME)

Abstract: The ability to controllably manipulate biological and synthetic nanoscopic species in liquids at the ultimate single object resolution (biological quantum level), is important to many fields such as biology, medicine, physics, chemistry and nanoengineering. Among the most significant barriers in the current state of the art that need to be overcome, are the necessity for intense fields...   More >

State Courts and School Desegregation: New Perspectives on Judicial Federalism and the Myth of Parity: Jefferson Memorial Lecture featuring Associate Justice Goodwin Liu

Lecture | April 23 | 4:10 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium

 Goodwin Liu, Associate Justice, California Supreme Court

 Graduate Division

Associate Justice Goodwin Liu will present the Jefferson lecture on Tuesday, April 23, 2019. The lecture, entitled "State Courts and School Desegregation: New Perspectives on Judicial Federalism and the Myth of Parity," will be held in the Chevron Auditorium of International House and is free and open to the public. No tickets are required.

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: Indecomposable rank two bundles on Pn

Seminar | April 23 | 5-6 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Mengyuan Zhang, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

This is a background talk on problems about indecomposable rank two bundles on Pn. We pay special attention to those that are limits of split bundles.

20th Annual Masonek Global Careers Dinner

Special Event | April 23 | 5:30-8:30 p.m. |  Alumni House

 Elizabeth Stanners and Heidi Yu, UC Berkeley Career Center

 Career Center

The 20th Annual Harvey Masonek Global Careers Symposium Dinner is a unique opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students who share a common interest in international careers and affairs to connect with professionals in this space.

After the Death of Nature: Carolyn Merchant and the Future of Human-Nature Relations

Lecture | April 23 | 5:30-7 p.m. |  University Press Books

 2430 Bancroft way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Carolyn Merchant

 College of Natural Resources

Join us for a book release event celebrating “After the Death of Nature”, by ESPM Professor Carolyn Merchant, edited by Ken Worthy, Elizabeth Allison, and Whitney Bauman. Contributors of the book will read brief passages and be available for signing.

Career Connections: PhDs

Social Event | April 23 | 6-8 p.m. |  Career Center (2440 Bancroft Way)

 Cal Alumni Association, Career Center

Alumni and student networking event.

Baseball vs. Men's Baseball vs. Sac State

Sport - Intercollegiate - Baseball/Softball | April 23 | 7 p.m. |  Evans Field

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Baseball hosts Men's Baseball vs. Sac State at Evans Diamond.

Was es alles gibt: A German Cabaret

Performing Arts - Theater | April 23 – 24, 2019 every day | 7-8 p.m. | B-4 Dwinelle Hall

 Department of German

The UC Berkeley students of German once again present a (mostly) humorous mixture of poetry, skits, and music in their annual cabaret program with texts by Robert Gernhardt, Ernst Jandl, Karl Valentin, Friedrich Hölderlin and many others. A poetic and playful celebration of the German language.

Exhibits and Ongoing Events

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.

Boundless: Contemporary Tibetan Artists at Home and Abroad

Exhibit - Painting | October 3, 2018 – May 26, 2019 every day |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Featuring works by internationally renowned contemporary Tibetan artists alongside rare historical pieces, this exhibition highlights the ways these artists explore the infinite possibilities of visual forms to reflect their transcultural, multilingual, and translocal lives. Though living and working in different geographical areas—Lhasa, Dharamsala, Kathmandu, New York, and the Bay Area—the...   More >

Well Played! The Math and Science of Improving Your Game

Exhibit - Multimedia | November 17, 2018 – May 18, 2019 every day |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

You don't have to be a pro to know that math and science can help improve your game. In our exhibit, Well Played!, you can experiment with force, angles, and trajectory to get the highest scores you can with classic arcade games such as Skeeball, Pinball, and Basketball.

Want to improve your score? Try our interactive exhibits on the math and science behind force and trajectory, and then head...   More >

The Book as Place: Visions of the Built Environment

Exhibit - Artifacts | January 28 – May 17, 2019 every day | Wurster Hall, Environmental Design Library, 210 Wurster Hall


This exhibition of artists' books centers on ideas about the built environment and has been curated by Berkeley-based book artist Julie Chen for UC Berkeley’s Environmental Design Library. Featuring works by 25 artists including Robbin Ami Silverberg, Clifton Meador, Inge Bruggeman, Karen Kunc, Sarah Bryant and Barbara Tetenbaum, the exhibition explores the built environment through text, image,...   More >

The Book as Place: Visions of the Built Environment

Exhibit - Artifacts | January 15 – May 17, 2019 every day | 210 Wurster Hall

 Environmental Design, College of

This exhibition of artists books centers on ideas about the built environment, curated by Berkeley-based book artist Julie Chen for CEDs Environmental Design Library.

On View at Jacobs Hall: Fabien Cappello: Sillas Callejeras/Street Chairs

Exhibit - Photography | March 21 – May 19, 2019 every day |  Jacobs Hall

 Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation

Fabien Cappello’s SILLAS CALLEJERAS (STREET CHAIRS, 2018) offers lessons in design and ingenuity from Mexico City. The photographic series depicts a collection of chairs assembled from everyday contexts across the sprawling metropolis — market stalls, shops, street stands, and elsewhere. Cappello casts an anthropological eye on artifacts that reflect a city where artisanal manufacture...   More >

Fabien Cappello, Sillas Callejeras/Street Chairs, 2018. Courtesy the designer.

Illustrating México one page at a time-Print Art of José Guadalupe Posada.

Exhibit - Multimedia | February 8 – June 30, 2019 every day | Moffitt Undergraduate Library, 2nd floor

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In the pantheon of the late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century artists who represent Mexico and Mexican art, the artwork of José Guadalupe Posada stands out as a bright constellation that continues to shine a light on important stories through woodcuts, imprints, and engravings. This exhibition was created using the books from the collections of the Doe Library. The exhibition is envisioned...   More >

Aaron Marcus: Early Works

Exhibit - Multimedia | February 6 – June 30, 2019 every day |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Educated in physics, mathematics, and philosophy at Princeton University and trained in graphic design at Yale, Berkeley-based Aaron Marcus explores new possibilities for expression. He created his first “computer-assisted poem-drawings” in the spring of 1972, when he served as a research associate at Yale University’s School of Art and Architecture. Using standard typographical symbols, Marcus...   More >

The Art of David Lance Goines

Exhibit - Artifacts | April 13 – 24, 2019 every day | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

The art of artist, calligrapher, typographer, printing entrepreneur, and author, David Lance Goines will be on display at the UC Botanical Garden.

 Free with Garden Admission

Pièces de Résistance: Echoes of Judaea Capta From Ancient Coins to Modern Art

Exhibit - Multimedia | January 29 – June 28, 2019 every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. |  Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)

 Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

This exhibition will be continuing in Spring 2019.

Notions of resistance, alongside fears and realities of oppression, resound throughout Jewish history. As a minority, Jews express their political aspirations, ideals of heroism, and yearnings of retaliation and redemption in their rituals, art, and everyday life.

Centering on coins in The Magnes Collection, this exhibition explores how...   More >

Project “Holy Land”: Yaakov Benor-Kalter’s Photographs of British Mandate Palestine, 1923-1940

Exhibit - Photography | January 29 – June 28, 2019 every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 11 a.m.-4:05 p.m. |  Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)

 Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

For nearly two decades, Yaakov (Jacob) Benor-Kalter (1897-1969) traversed the Old City of Jerusalem, documenting renowned historical monuments, ambiguous subjects in familiar alleyways, and scores of “new Jews” building a new homeland. Benor-Kalter’s photographs smoothly oscillate between two worlds, and two Holy Lands, with one lens.

After immigrating from Poland to the British Mandate of...   More >

The Worlds of Arthur Szyk: The Taube Family Arthur Szyk Collection

Exhibit - Painting | January 29 – June 28, 2019 every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. |  Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)

 Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

Auditorium installation of high-resolution images of select collection items.

Acquired by The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life in 2017 thanks to an unprecedented gift from Taube Philanthropies, the most significant collection of works by Arthur Szyk (Łódź, Poland, 1894 – New Canaan, Connecticut, 1951) is now available to the world in a public institution for the first time as...   More >

Memory Objects: Judaica Collections, Global Migrations

Exhibit - Artifacts | February 26 – June 28, 2019 every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. |  Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)

 Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

The First World War (1914-1918) uprooted millions across Europe, and beyond. Many Jews left Eastern and Southern Europe, bringing with them prized personal and communal belongings. In an attempt to rescue precious heritage from imminent destruction, these “memory objects” often ended up with museums, collectors, and art dealers in the West.