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Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Computer Health Matters: User Friendly Workstations (BEUHS400)

Workshop | October 23 | 9-10 a.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

 Greg Ryan, Be Well at Work - Ergonomics

 Be Well at Work - Ergonimics

Learn how to set up a user-friendly workstation and practice stretches to help relieve computer-related aches and pains. This workshop is required to qualify for computer ergonomics matching funds.

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Preparing for Your Study Abroad at UC Berkeley Webinar (EAPs only)

Information Session | October 23 | 9-10 a.m. |  Online Webinar

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Are you ready to take advantage of all UC Berkeley has to offer? Hear from International Student Advisers about what to expect upon arrival, what to bring with you, and how to make the most of your EAP experience at UC Berkeley. The experts — current EAP students at UC Berkeley — as well as UCEAP staff will also be present to help answer any questions you may have.

Two-Year Home Country Physical Presence Requirement Workshop

Workshop | October 23 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. |  International House

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

J-1 and J-2 visitors subject to this requirement must return to their country of legal permanent residence for two years or obtain a waiver before being eligible for certain employment visas such as H (temporary employment), L (intra-company transfer), or Permanent Resident status ("green card"). Not all J visitors are subject as it depends on specific factors.

At this workshop, you will...   More >

Keyboards and Mice: Ergonomic Alternatives (BEUHS401)

Workshop | October 23 | 10:10-11 a.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

 Greg Ryan, Campus Ergonomist, Be well at Work - Ergonomics

 Be Well at Work - Ergonimics

Learn about the ergonomics of keyboards and pointing devices, including appropriate workstation set-up, postures, and techniques for using them. Find out about the keyboards and pointing devices covered by the Computer Ergonomics Matching Funds Program. Enroll online at the UC Learning Center.

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Grad Fair: University of California, Davis

Special Event | October 23 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. |  UC Davis

  ARC Pavilion, Upper Level, Davis, CA

 Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership

Representatives of the UC Berkeley Master of Engineering program will be in attendance.

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology Alumni Seminar: Making tracks: Spindle assembly and chromosome dynamics during female meiosis

Seminar | October 23 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building

 Sadie Wignall, Northwestern University

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Department of Molecular & Cell Biology Annual Alumni Seminar

UC Berkeley Startup Fair

Conference/Symposium | October 23 | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Pauley Ballroom

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

The UCB Startup Fair is a unique recruitment event where the spotlight is on the startups. It is a chance for small companies to speak directly to students without getting overshadowed by the big names.

We bring together the most innovative new companies in the Valley and introduce them to students from one of the top engineering universities in the world. When combined with the Startup Fair...   More >

Berkeley Boosts Webinar: SCOTUS Update and Constitutional Law Primer with Dean Erwin Chemerinsky

Lecture | October 23 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Online Program

 Dean Erwin Chemerinsky, Berkeley Law

 Berkeley Law Executive Education

Berkeley Boosts is a monthly series of free webinars (with MCLE credit) and articles for legal practitioners and organizational leaders. Berkeley Boosts content is carefully curated by the Berkeley Center for Law and Business and Berkeley Law Executive Education to ensure engaging discussions on subjects that matter.

Combinatorics Reading Seminar: Ice Models for Type A (and B)

Seminar | October 23 | 11:10 a.m.-12:10 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Yulia Alexandr, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

This is the continuation of last week's talk. I will also present results for type B.

Study Abroad Office Hours at EOP

Miscellaneous | October 2 – December 4, 2019 every Wednesday with exceptions | 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, EOP at MLK BNorth

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Interested in studying abroad? A Berkeley Study Abroad Peer Adviser will hold office hours at EOP every Wednesday from 11:30am-1:30pm during the fall semester to answer questions about program options, scholarships, how to apply and additional services offered!

Sign-up for a spot on http://tinyurl.com/eopstudyabroad.

Plant and Microbial Biology Seminar: "The intersection of nutrition and infection at the host-pathogen interface"

Seminar | October 23 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall

 Eric Skaar, Vanderbilt University Medical Center

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

Eric Skaar earned his B.S. in Bacteriology from the University of Wisconsin at Madison, his Ph.D. in Immunology and Microbial Pathogenesis from Northwestern University, and his M.P.H. in Epidemiology and Biostatistics from Northwestern University. His aboratory is interested in identifying the host and bacterial factors that are involved in this battle for metal during the pathogenesis of...   More >

Javanese and Balinese Gamelan: Noon Concert Series

Performing Arts - Music | October 23 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

The music of small ensembles
directed by Midiyanto, Ben Brinner, & Lisa Gold
featuring I Wayan Suweca (Balinese gender wayang) and Heni Savitri (Javanese vocal)

Free. No reserved seating.

Doors: 12:00pm
Concert: 12:15-1pm

BioE Seminar - Lingyan Shi: Bioengineering Department Seminar

Seminar | October 23 | 12-1 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Lingyan Shi, UC San Diego

 Bioengineering (BioE)

Lingyan Shi, Assistant Professor of Bioengineering, UC San Diego

"Visualizing the Metabolic Activities in Cell and Tissues
with High Resolution Vibrational Imaging"

From the Stanford NLP Lab to the Chat Centre: Redwood Seminar

Seminar | October 23 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 560 Evans Hall

 Zayd Enam, Cresta

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

In this talk I will discuss the current data bottlenecks of NLP research and why a general intelligence will emerge out of the co-evolution of humans and software. I will present the results and open challenges of our team’s approach to conversational intelligence used in production. If you are a US consumer you have likely already interacted with a representative aided by a Cresta system....   More >

Townsend Book Chat with Mark Schapiro: Seeds of Resistance: The Fight to Save Our Food Supply

Lecture | October 23 | 12-1 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens, Townsend Center

 Townsend Center for the Humanities

Three-quarters of the seed varieties on earth in 1900 are now extinct, and more than half of the remaining commercial seeds are owned by three large companies. Schapiro examines the fate of our food supply under the pressures of corporate consolidation.

The Long-Term Consequences of Solitary Confinement: A Demography Brown Bag Talk

Colloquium | October 23 | 12-1 p.m. | 2232 Piedmont, Seminar Room

 Christopher Wildeman, Professor of Policy Analysis and Management and Sociology, Cornell University

 Population Science, Department of Demography

A lunch time talk and discussion session, featuring visiting and local scholars presenting their research on a wide range of topics of interest to demography.

CITRIS Research Exchange - Oscar Dubón

Seminar | October 23 | 12-1 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium, 310

 CITRIS and the Banatao Institute

CITRIS Research Exchange is free and open to the public. Each one-hour seminar starts at 12 pm and is hosted at the Banatao Auditorium in Sutardja Dai Hall on the UC Berkeley campus unless otherwise noted. Register by the Monday prior to the event to receive lunch.

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Seminar | October 23 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 VLSB, Grinnell-Miller Library


 Museum of Vertebrate Zoology

MVZ Lunch is a graduate level seminar series (IB264) based on current and recent vertebrate research. Professors, graduate students, staff, and visiting researchers present on current and past research projects. The seminar meets every Wednesday from 12- 1pm in the Grinnell-Miller Library. Enter through the MVZ's Main Office, 3101 Valley Life Sciences Building, and please let the receptionist...   More >

Sunflower Domestication in Space and Time

Lecture | October 23 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Benjamin Blackman, Assistant Professor, Plant and Microbial Biology, UC Berkeley

 Archaeological Research Facility

This talk will focus on how the genomic libraries obtained from a time series of archaeological samples and from ethnographic collections from the historic period are proving fruitful for examining hypotheses about where in North America sunflower was domesticated and for highlighting reductions in sequence diversity at multiple time points in the history of sunflower cultivation.

Does Intra-household Contagion Cause an Increase in Prescription Opioid Use?

Colloquium | October 23 | 12:10-1:15 p.m. | 1104 Berkeley Way West

 Mathijs de Vaan, Assistant Professor, Haas School of Business

 Institute of Personality and Social Research

Opioid use claims many thousands of lives each year. This talk considers the diffusion of prescription opioid (PO) use within family households as one potential culprit of the proliferation of these medications. In an analysis of hundreds of millions of medical claims and almost 14 million opioid prescriptions in one state between 2010 and 2015, we show that the use of POs spreads within family...   More >

Spices Around the World (BEUHS641)

Workshop | October 23 | 12:10-1 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club

 Kim Guess, RD

 Be Well at Work - Wellness

Spices and herbs add rich flavor to food with the added bonus of offering health benefits. Learn to naturally enhance the flavor of your food with spices from around the globe. Demonstration, recipes, and samples provided.

i4Y CMYE Speaker Series: "1.8 billion reasons to meaningfully engage Adolescents and Youth in Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights"

Lecture | October 23 | 1-2 p.m. | 5101 Berkeley Way West

 Dr. Joannie Marlene Bewa, MD, MPH, Young Beninese Leaders Association

 Innovations for Youth (i4Y)

Please join us for the next speaker in the i4Y Child Marriage & Youth Empowerment Speaker Series:

Title: "1.8 billion reasons to meaningfully engage Adolescents and Youth in Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights"

Speaker: Dr. Joannie Marlene Bewa, MD, MPH is a physician, global health advocate and researcher. She founded the Young Beninese Leaders Association (YBLA) in Benin, an...   More >

Wellness Wednesday: Zumba: Physical Wellness with Zumba

Workshop | October 23 | 1-2 p.m. | 110 Barker Hall

 College of Natural Resources

Staying active in a sustainable way is an important part of overall health. Take your mind off of classes, destress, and treat your body with a Zumba dance session taught by Bonnie Mitchell, a licensed Zumba instructor.

Learn more about her and other classes she offers at https://www.zumba.com/en-US/profile/bonnie-mitchell/1265186

Microsoft PowerPoint Advanced Visual Design

Course | October 23 | 1:30-4 p.m. | 28 University Hall

 Human Resources

This course details the process of leveraging advanced development and design tools to visually enhance presentations and embedded objects. Emphasis is placed on content design and management tools, user-defined effects and actions, and Object Linking and Embedding (OLE). Learning Objectives * Divide large presentations into logical grouped Sections. * Create custom slide shows for multi-audience...   More >

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War in Raqqa: Rhetoric vs. Reality

Special Event | October 22 – December 20, 2019 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 2-5 p.m. |  2224 Piedmont (Center for Digital Archaeology )

 Human Rights Center

Experience photographs, videos, open source investigations, and 360° Virtual Reality that document the assault on Raqqa, Syria by coalition forces in 2017. The show draws on Amnesty International's investigations, supported by students in UC Berkeley's Human Rights Investigations Lab and the Digital Verification Corps worldwide. Immerse yourself in video, testimonials, satellite imagery and maps...   More >

OPT Document Check Workshop

Workshop | October 23 | 2-3 p.m. | 7 Evans Hall

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Join Berkeley International Office as you prepare to put together your documents for your OPT application. This workshop will cover required documents, how to fill out the forms, and most common mistakes in the application. In addition, there will be a Q&A portion during which you can ask specific questions about your own application.

Please note that this workshop is specifically for OPT...   More >

Topology Seminar (Introductory Talk): Bers' proof of Nielsen-Thurston classification theorem

Seminar | October 23 | 2:10-3 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Jing Tao, University of Oklahoma

 Department of Mathematics

I will present Bers' elegant proof of the classification of surface homeomorphisms. I will start by defining Teichmuller space and the Teichmuller metric.

Weekly Coffee Break

Social Event | August 28 – December 11, 2019 every Wednesday | 3-4 p.m. |  Windmill Coffee House

 2131 Durant, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Berkeley International Office's Coffee Break is a weekly opportunity for UC Berkeley global students to meet and engage with one another in a relaxing environment. It’s a chance to enjoy free coffee, share stories about your experiences on campus, and get to know Berkeley International Office advisers. All UC Berkeley students are invited. Students are free to talk about anything, but we'll also...   More >

From Dissertation to Book: Navigating the Publication Process

Panel Discussion | October 23 | 3-4:30 p.m. | 309 Sproul Hall

 Rachael Samberg; Timothy Vollmer


Hear from a panel of experts - an acquisitions editor, a first-time book author, and an author rights expert - about the process of turning your dissertation into a book. You’ll come away from this panel discussion with practical advice about revising your dissertation, writing a book proposal, approaching editors, signing your first contract, and navigating the peer review and publication process.

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Film - Feature | October 23 | 3:10 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

For his first English-language film, Michelangelo Antonioni set a metaphysical mystery in the world of fashion, at a time when the director’s metaphysics had itself become a fad; the movie and its meaning were the talk of the swingingest parties of 1966. Photographer David Hemmings snaps pictures of Vanessa Redgrave and an older man apparently trysting in a London park; later, analyzing the...   More >

Preparing for Your Study Abroad at UC Berkeley Webinar (EAPs only)

Information Session | October 23 | 4-5 p.m. |  Online Webinar

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Are you ready to take advantage of all UC Berkeley has to offer? Hear from International Student Advisers about what to expect upon arrival, what to bring with you, and how to make the most of your EAP experience at UC Berkeley. The experts — current EAP students at UC Berkeley — as well as UCEAP staff will also be present to help answer any questions you may have.

RTMP Seminar: Riemann geometry without indices

Seminar | October 23 | 4-5 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Vladimir Fock, Université de Strasbourg

 Department of Mathematics

The talk will be devoted to a well know subject — basic theorems of Riemann geometry — Bianchi identities, conformal invariance of the Weyl tensor, variation of the Hilbert functional and some others. We suggest a formalism to give a few line proofs of these statements based on formulation of Riemann geometry as a gauge theory in terms of Clifford forms as well as the action of a group...   More >

In the Shadow of Slavery: Africa’s Food Legacy in the Atlantic World - The 23rd Carl O. Sauer Memorial Lecture

Lecture | October 23 | 4 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium

 Judith Carney, Department of Geography, UCLA

 Department of Geography, Department of African American Studies, Center for African Studies, Center for Research on Social Change, Dept. of Environmental Science, Policy, and Mgmt. (ESPM), Berkeley Food Institute, 400 Years of Resistance to Slavery and Injustice

A striking feature of plantation era history is the number of first-person accounts that credit the enslaved with the introduction of specific foods, all previously grown in Africa. This lecture
lends support to these observations by identifying the crops that European witnesses attributed to slave agency and by engaging the ways that African subsistence staples arrived, and...   More >

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The top principal value and the distance to Athens: Neyman Seminar

Seminar | October 23 | 4-5 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Balint Virag, University of Toronto

 Department of Statistics

The distribution of the top principal value of a random covariance matrix appears in seemingly unrelated models. These include particle systems originating in cell biology, longest increasing subsequences, and the shape of coffee spots.

Random planar geometry lurks behind these phenomena. I will discuss the recently constructed common scaling limit, the directed landscape, and its...   More >

Blending Implementation and Health Disparities Research to Improve the Health of Latinx with Serious Mental Illness

Lecture | October 23 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Haviland Hall, Haviland Commons

 Leo Cabassa, PhD, Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis

 Social Welfare, School of

Implementing health care interventions in public mental health clinics is a pressing need since people with serious mental illness (e.g., schizophrenia) face persistent health disparities. Local adaptations and customization are needed to increase the reach and impact of these interventions in the public mental health system and across racial and ethnic minority communities. In this talk, Dr....   More >

Blending Implementation and Health Disparities Research to Improve the Health of Latinx with Serious Mental Illness

Lecture | October 23 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Haviland Hall, Commons 116

 Dr. Leo Cabassa, Brown School at Washington University in St. Louis

 Social Welfare, School of

Implementing health care interventions in public mental health clinics is a pressing need since people with serious mental illness (e.g., schizophrenia) face persistent health disparities. Local adaptations and customization are needed to increase the reach and impact of these interventions in the public mental health system and across racial and ethnic minority communities. In this talk, Dr....   More >

EECS Colloquium: Controlling structure in living cells: from cellular size control systems to CellCAD

Colloquium | October 23 | 4-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, 306 (HP Auditorium)

 Wallace Marshall, Center for Cellular Construction, UCSF

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Living cells are complex self-organizing machines in which different biochemical reactions are compartmentalized in membrane-enclosed chambers. Biotechnology, especially metabolic engineering, has long sought to harness the living cell as a microscopic chemical factory, but almost all the effort to date has been directed at manipulating the chemistry of the cell, and the physical structure of the...   More >

Soft, wet, and sticky: Viscous forces and elasticity in adhesion

Colloquium | October 23 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall

 Joelle Frechette, Professor, John Hopkins University

 College of Chemistry

Understanding and harnessing the coupling between lubrication pressure, elasticity, and surface interactions provides materials design strategies for applications such as adhesives, coatings, microsensors, and biomaterials. This presentation will discuss our efforts to understand how soft materials make contact and adhere under dynamic conditions in fluid environments. Measurements of...   More >

Topology Seminar: A tale of 2 metrics

Seminar | October 23 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 3 Evans Hall

 Jing Tao, University of Oklahoma

 Department of Mathematics

Associated to a surface S is the deformation space of all conformation structures on S up to isotopy. This is the Teichmuller space T(S) of S, a topological space naturally homeomorphic to a cell. Via the Uniformization Theorem, T(S) is also the deformation space of hyperbolic structures on S up to isotopy. Teichmuller space can be equipped with several natural metrics. In this talk, I will focus...   More >

2019 Fall Teacher Leadership Invitational: Session 2

Workshop | October 23 | 4:30-7 p.m. |  Berkeley Way West

 California Reading & Literature Project

CRLP's Fall 2019 Teacher Leadership Series will focus on previewing one of CRLP's latest PD options: Learning How English Works. Topics will include Protocols for Analyzing Student Work Samples, Grammar Mini-Lessons in Designated ELD, and Exploring the Consultancy Protocol for Improving Team Meetings

Wells Fargo Career Information Session & Pizza Dinner

Special Event | October 23 | 5-6:15 p.m. | 202 South Hall

 Information, School of

Career opportunities in the Enterprise Analytics and Data Science Division at Wells Fargo Bank.

Health Behind Bars

Panel Discussion | October 23 | 5-7 p.m. | 100 The Law Building

 Human Rights Center

A provocative discussion with experts in health and law on
challenges and successes related to healthcare in prisons. Panelists will discuss supermax prisons, solitary confinement, mental health, end-of-life care, and the role of prison doctors.

Rohini Haar, MD, MPH, Lecturer, School of Public Health
Michele DiTomas, MD, MS, Chief Physician,...   More >

Truth, Lies, and Cultural Appropriation: Christopher L. Miller on Impostors

Lecture | October 23 | 5-6:30 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall

 Christopher L. Miller, Yale University

 Department of French, Department of Comparative Literature, Townsend Center for the Humanities

Christopher L. Miller, Frederick Clifford Ford Professor of African American Studies and French at Yale University, will give a public lecture related to his most recent book, Impostors (Chicago University Press, 2018).

Film Screening Series: Arab Cities | Sur La Planche

Film - Feature | October 23 | 5:30-8 p.m. | 172 Wurster Hall

 Leila Kilani; Stefania Pandolfo, Professor, Department of Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Director: Leïla Kilani, 2011 (110 min)

Conversation with director Leïla Kilani and Stephania Pandolfo, Professor of Anthropology.

Synopsis: A factory worker (Soufia Issami) believes that she and her best friend are being groomed for criminal activities by a pair of more privileged women.

Gusto Info-Session

Information Session | October 23 | 6-8 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Registration Link: https://app.joinhandshake.com/events/385848

Gusto is on a mission to make work better for every employee and employer everywhere. But that starts here first. It starts in our own office. It starts by hiring kind, passionate, thoughtful people — people like you.

Come say hi to the Gusto team from 6-8pm at the Wozniak Lounge in Soda Hall and hear from our recruiting and...   More >

Toastmasters on Campus Club: Learn public speaking

Meeting | January 14, 2015 – December 18, 2019 every Wednesday | 6:15-7:30 p.m. | 3111 Etcheverry Hall

 Toastmasters on Campus

Toastmasters has been the world leader in teaching public speaking since 1924. Meetings are an enjoyable self-paced course designed to get you up and running as a speaker in only a few months.

Cine Latino: La Camarista (The Chambermaid)

Film - Documentary | October 23 | 7-9 p.m. | 160 Kroeber Hall

 Center for Latin American Studies

Eve, a young chambermaid, works long hours at a luxurious Mexico City hotel. A young single mother who travels far to get to her place of work, Eve has aspirations for the future and hopes that her diligence will get her a coveted spot as the cleaner on an executive floor. She confronts the monotony of long workdays with budding friendships and quiet examinations of forgotten belongings. 102...   More >

Image from "La Camarista." (Photo courtesy of Kino Lorber.)

Tongues Untied

Film - Documentary | October 23 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Tongues Untied is about the silence that envelops the lives of black gay men. This exhilarating work is a loquacious attempt to break free of the homophobia and racism that mute the possibilities for human fulfillment. Marlon Riggs creates a poetic pastiche that has the emotional uplift of gospel music and the sobering impact of reportage. The words of gay poets, personal testimony, rap tableaux,...   More >

TDPS Workshop Performance: PINWHEELS, A Musical Comedy

Performing Arts - Theater | October 23 – 24, 2019 every day | 7-9 p.m. | Zellerbach Hall, Room 170

 Josie O. Basford

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

PINWHEELS is a musical comedy about finding personal truth amid familial dysfunction: every family has an outcast, even a family of clowns.

 Free with Reservation. Make reservations online

Photo by RJ Dollen

Exhibits and Ongoing Events

The Life and Career of Kaneji Domoto

Exhibit - Multimedia | August 19 – December 16, 2019 every day | 210 Wurster Hall

 Environmental Design, College of

This exhibition explores the complex story behind the only American Japanese architect and landscape architect at Frank Lloyd Wright’s Usonian community, in Westchester County, New York in 1944.

The Languages of Berkeley: An Online Exhibition

Exhibit - Multimedia | September 1, 2019 – August 31, 2020 every day |  Free Speech Movement Cafe (Moffitt Library)

 Library, Berkeley Language Center

Celebrates the magnificent diversity of languages that advance research, teaching, and learning at the University of California, Berkeley. It is the point of embarkation for an exciting sequential exhibit that will build on one post per week, showcasing an array of digitized works in the original language chosen by those who work with these languages on a daily basis - librarians, professors,...   More >

Power and the People: The U.S. Census and Who Counts

Exhibit - Artifacts | September 16, 2019 – March 1, 2020 every day | Doe Library, Bernice Layne Brown Gallery


Since 1790, the U.S. Census has impacted many aspects of our lives. It determines congressional apportionment, decides which communities receive a slice of $500,000,000,000 in federal funds, and provides information essential to policy making. Census questions also reflect the beliefs, concerns and prejudices of their time, starting with the first census which mandated that enslaved people be...   More >

Power to the People

You Are On Indian Land: There There (On the Same Page 2019): An Exhibit of Library Collections relating to the Native American community of Oakland

Exhibit - Multimedia | August 26, 2019 – January 31, 2020 every day | Moffitt Undergraduate Library, 3rd floor


Tommy Orange's debut novel, There There, is this year's On the Same Page program reading. The entire campus community is encouraged to read the book and participate in classes and events this Fall.

“Orange’s debut is an ambitious meditation on identity and its broken alternatives, on myth filtered through the lens of time and poverty and urban life. Its many short chapters are told through a...   More >

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Pleasure, Poison, Prescription, Prayer: The Worlds of Mind-Altering Substances

Exhibit - Artifacts | March 15 – December 15, 2019 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Hearst Museum of Anthropology

 Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

If you sip a cup of coffee, are you on drugs? If you try psychedelics, are you committing a crime? If you have a sweet tooth, are you a sugar addict?

Since the beginning of human existence, peoples of the world have altered their minds with countless plant-based substances. They have done so for many reasons, ranging from pleasure to health to ceremony, with effects both harmful and benign,...   More >

Guided Tours: Strange

Exhibit - Multimedia | September 4 – November 27, 2019 every Wednesday | 12:15 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Explore the spirit of Surrealism with a guided tour of Strange, which features a diverse array of works from the BAMPFA collection invoking the improbable, uncanny, mysterious, and miraculous.