Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Film - Series | March 2 – May 10, 2019 every day | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
March 2May 10, 2019
This years 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 Gunnalso an actor, playwright, and novelistwith new restorations of two genre-benders, his radical horror film Ganja & Hess and his metasoap opera Personal Problems. The latter was conceived by... More >
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
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.
Seminar | April 23 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall
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 >
Conference/Symposium | April 23 | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. | 308A Doe Library
Sugata Ray, Associate Professor, History of Art Department
The 2019 Judith Stronach Travel Seminar focused on the Indian Ocean, the third largest water body and the worlds 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 >
Lecture | April 23 | 12-1 p.m. | 106 Wurster Hall
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 >
Information Session | April 23 | 12-12:30 p.m. | Online
Sigrid Mueller, M.A., UC Berkeley Extension, program director
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.
Presentation | April 23 | 12-1 p.m. | Evans Hall, CSHE Conference Room, 768
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 >
Presentation | April 23 | 12-1 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall
Emi Nakamura, Professor of Economics
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.
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Lecture | April 23 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall
Todays 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 >
Workshop | April 23 | 12:10-2:10 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club
Laura Crymble, Fidelity
Introduction to key concepts, considerations, and resources for determining when you are ready to retire.
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
Meeting | February 20, 2018 – January 5, 2021 every Tuesday | 12:15-1 p.m. | 3110 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.
Sport - Intercollegiate - Baseball/Softball | April 23 | 1 p.m. | Levine-Fricke Field
Cal Softball hosts Nevada at Levine-Fricke Field.
Seminar | April 23 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall
Roland Benabou, Princeton University
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
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Panel Discussion | April 23 | 3-4:30 p.m. | Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center
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, well 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 >
Lecture | April 23 | 3-6 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall
Denise Y. Arnold; Juan de Dios Yapita Moya
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 >
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.
Tour/Open House | April 23 | 3-4 p.m. | UC 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
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
Seminar 221, Industrial Organization: "Fighting Bundles: The Effects of Competition on Second Degree Price Discrimination"
Seminar | April 23 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall
Andre Boik, UC Davis
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
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.
A conversation on work in progress with Kevis Goodman: discussing a chapter from her unpublished manuscript Pathologies of Motion: Medicine, Aesthetics, Poetics
Lecture | April 23 | 5:30 p.m. | 330 Wheeler Hall
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Special Event | April 23 | 5:30-8:30 p.m. | Alumni House
Elizabeth Stanners and Heidi Yu, UC Berkeley 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.
Lecture | April 23 | 5:30-7 p.m. | University Press Books
2430 Bancroft way, Berkeley, CA 94704
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.
Sport - Intercollegiate - Baseball/Softball | April 23 | 7 p.m. | Evans Field
Cal Baseball hosts Men's Baseball vs. Sac State at Evans Diamond.
Performing Arts - Theater | April 23 – 24, 2019 every day | 7-8 p.m. | B-4 Dwinelle Hall
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
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
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.
Exhibit - Painting | October 3, 2018 – May 26, 2019 every day | 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 areasLhasa, Dharamsala, Kathmandu, New York, and the Bay Areathe... More >
Exhibit - Multimedia | November 17, 2018 – May 18, 2019 every day | Lawrence Hall of Science
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 >
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 Berkeleys 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 >
Exhibit - Artifacts | January 15 – May 17, 2019 every day | 210 Wurster Hall
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.
Exhibit - Photography | March 21 – May 19, 2019 every day | Jacobs Hall
Fabien Cappellos 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 >
Exhibit - Multimedia | February 8 – June 30, 2019 every day | Moffitt Undergraduate Library, 2nd floor343386 N/A
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 >
Exhibit - Multimedia | February 6 – June 30, 2019 every day | 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 Universitys School of Art and Architecture. Using standard typographical symbols, Marcus... More >
Exhibit - Artifacts | April 13 – 24, 2019 every day | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | UC 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
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)
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 >
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)
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-Kalters photographs smoothly oscillate between two worlds, and two Holy Lands, with one lens.
After immigrating from Poland to the British Mandate of... More >
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)
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 >
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)
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.