<< Week of January 07 >>

Sunday, January 7, 2018

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – January 4, 2019 every Sunday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday with exceptions | 1:30-2:45 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join us for a free, docent-led tour of the Garden as we explore interesting plant species, learn about the vast collection, and see what is currently in bloom. Meet at the Entry Plaza.

Free with Garden admission
Advanced registration not required

Tours may be cancelled without notice.
For day-of inquiries, please call 510-643-2755
For tour questions, please email gardentours@berkeley.edu...   More >

Russian Choral Concert: Prokofiev and Rachmanioff: Berkeley Community Chorus and Orchestra:

Performing Arts - Music | January 7 | 3 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Berkeley Community Chorus and Orchestra

Prokofiev, Alexander Nevsky and selections from Rachmaninoff, All Night Vigil

Ming Luke, music director,
Emil Skilling, mezzo-soprano

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Berkeley Info Session

Information Session | January 9 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Freight and Salvage Coffeehouse

 2020 Addison, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)

Learn more about OLLI's courses, lectures, and social programming and hear directly from the faculty about the courses and workshops they will be teaching.

Doors open at 9:30 a.m., program begins at 10:00 a.m. No need to RSVP!

Please note that instructors whose courses are fully enrolled will not present, and some other faculty members may have schedule conflicts.

Science and Literacy Playgroup

Meeting | October 31, 2017 – May 15, 2018 every Tuesday with exceptions | 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Youth Alternatives (BYA)

 1255 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94702

 Chancellor's Community Grant, Trybe Inc.

Have fun and meet other families in West and South Berkeley.
For Children ages 05 and their caregivers.
Free, drop-in, snacks, circle time, arts and crafts and science activities.

Genetically encoding new chemistries to read and write eukaryotic biology

Seminar | January 9 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Abhishek Chatterjee, Department of Chemistry, Boston College

 College of Chemistry

Over the last decade, site-specific incorporation of non-canonical amino acids (ncAAs) into proteins in living cells has emerged as an enabling technology for biological research. Our group focuses on further development and application of this technology to understand and manipulate biological processes associated with mammalian cells. Two particular problems that we are currently addressing...   More >

Professional Program in Graphic Design

Information Session | January 9 | 6:30-8 p.m. | 507 UC Berkeley Extension (SF Campus at 160 Spear St.)

 UC Berkeley Extension

UC Berkeley Extension's Professional Program in Graphic Design offers a study of design principles and an appreciation of historical and current trends. Find out how you can learn from industry professionals to build a portfolio and advance in the field.

  Make reservations online or by calling 510-642-4111

Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Toastmasters on Campus Club: Learn public speaking

Meeting | July 2, 2014 – December 26, 2018 every Wednesday | 6:15-7:30 p.m. | 3106 Etcheverry Hall

 Toastmasters on Campus

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

Professional Program in User Experience (UX) Design

Information Session | January 10 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | 609 UC Berkeley Extension (SF Campus at 160 Spear St.)

 UC Berkeley Extension

UC Berkeley Extension's Professional Program in User Experience Design gives you the training and knowledge you need to develop a portfolio to prepare to enter the field of UX design. Our instructors are experienced designers who bring real-world case studies and challenges to illuminate the theory behind UX. Find out how you can benefit from this curriculum and advance in the field.

 Free. Register online

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Introduction to Botanical Art Class with Catherine Watters

Workshop | January 11 – 12, 2018 every day | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

This two-day class will introduce you to the fascinating world of Botanical Art. Catherine Watters will teach you to observe, measure and draw plants in great detail and with botanical accuracy. Students will work with graphite, colored pencil and watercolors. All levels are welcome.

$190, $175 members

  Register online or by calling 510-664-9841, or by emailing gardenprograms@berkeley.edu

From STEM to STEAM: Exploring E&O Opportunities with BAMPFA

Presentation | January 11 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum, 2155 Center Street

  , Berkeley, CA 94720

 Lynne Kimura, Collections Engagement Associate and Academic Liaison at the Berkeley Art Museum Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA)., Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Coalition for Education and Outreach

This session features a behind-the-scenes visit to the acclaimed Berkeley Art Museum, which curates many exhibits that draw connections between art and science.

 Space is limited. RSVP is required for admission to the museum. RSVP by emailing Dan Zevin at dzevin@ssl.berkeley.edu by January 5.

From STEM to STEAM: Exploring E&O Opportunities with BAMPFA

Presentation | January 11 | 12-1:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 2155 Center Street, Berkeley, CA 94720

 Lynne Kimura, Collections Engagement Associate, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA)

 Coalition for Education and Outreach

This session features a behind-the-scenes visit to the acclaimed Berkeley Art Museum, which curates many exhibits that draw connections between art and science.

 Space is limited. RSVP is required for admission to the museum. RSVP by emailing Dan Zevin at dzevin@ssl.berkeley.edu by January 5.

EHS 201 Biosafety in Laboratories

Course | January 11 | 1:30-3:30 p.m. | 182 Dwinelle Hall | Note change in location

 Office of Environment, Health & Safety

This training is required for anyone who is listed on a Biological Use Authorization (BUA) application form that is reviewed by the Committee for Laboratory and Environmental Biosafety (CLEB). A BUA is required for anyone working with recombinant DNA molecules, human clinical specimens or agents that may infect humans, plants or animals. This safety training will discuss the biosafety risk...   More >

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – January 4, 2019 every Sunday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday with exceptions | 1:30-2:45 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join us for a free, docent-led tour of the Garden as we explore interesting plant species, learn about the vast collection, and see what is currently in bloom. Meet at the Entry Plaza.

Free with Garden admission
Advanced registration not required

Tours may be cancelled without notice.
For day-of inquiries, please call 510-643-2755
For tour questions, please email gardentours@berkeley.edu...   More >

Friday, January 12, 2018

Women's Basketball vs. Washington State

Sport - Intercollegiate - Basketball | January 12 |  Haas Pavilion

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Women's Basketball hosts Washington State in conference action at Haas Pavilion.

Parking Lot Closure

Special Event | January 12 |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

The Garden Parking Lot will be closed January 2 – 6 & 12
(see the 'Plan Your Visit' tab on our website for further information)
We apologize for any inconvenience and hope to see you in the Garden soon.

10th Annual CEND Symposium: Confronting Persistent Epidemics

Conference/Symposium | January 12 | 9 a.m.-6 p.m. | 245 Li Ka Shing Center

 Stacey Schultz-Cherry, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital; Andrew Mehle, University of Wisconsin- Madison; Jonathan Yewdell, NIAID/DIR; Alfred Andama, Makerere University; Barbara Valent, Kansas State University; Nick Talbot, University of Exeter; Sophien Kamoun, The Sainsbury Laboratory; Thierry Diagana, Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research; Kimberley Seed, University of California, Berkeley; Andy Camilli, Tufts University

 CEND (Center for Emerging & Neglected Diseases)

Introduction to Botanical Art Class with Catherine Watters

Workshop | January 11 – 12, 2018 every day | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

This two-day class will introduce you to the fascinating world of Botanical Art. Catherine Watters will teach you to observe, measure and draw plants in great detail and with botanical accuracy. Students will work with graphite, colored pencil and watercolors. All levels are welcome.

$190, $175 members

  Register online or by calling 510-664-9841, or by emailing gardenprograms@berkeley.edu

LinkedIn Profile Tips to Advance Your Career

Lecture | January 12 | 12-1 p.m. |  Online

 Jolie Miller, Sr. Manager of Business Content, LinkedIn Learning

 UC Berkeley Extension

Does your LinkedIn profile tell your story? Are you using LinkedIn effectively to help get you where you want to be? Do you know the new features and settings that can help you expand your network and get noticed by the right recruiters at the right time? Make sure you don't miss any career-building opportunities in the new year by making the most of your profile.

Join this interactive...   More >

  Register online

MCB Postdoc Lunch Club

Social Event | January 12 | 12-1 p.m. |  Barker Hall

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

MENA Salon: Protests in Iran

Workshop | January 12 | 3-4 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

As people across the world planned to ring in the New Year, cities across Iran erupted in the largest wave of protests the country has seen in almost a decade. The unrest, which has carried on into 2018, has prompted a number of debates. Who are the main actors? What are the protesters’ demands? Whom do they target? How are these demonstrations different from the 2009 Green Movement? Will they...   More >

Desi Art Night with Discostan

Miscellaneous | January 12 | 6 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Artist group Desi hosts a night of collaborative artmaking scored by celebrated Los Angeles–based DJ collective Discostan. Discostan presents musical narratives from Beirut to Bangkok via Bombay, weaving a sonic tapestry that threads together Bollywood numbers and Lebanese cinema scores; psychedelic funk from Turkey, Iran, Burma, and Thailand; Syrian dabke, Iraqi choubi, Afghan qataghani, and...   More >

Film Screening: The Sacrifice

Film - Feature | January 12 | 7-9:15 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Shot in Sweden by Ingmar Bergman’s cinematographer Sven Nykvist, The Sacrifice is set in Tarkovsky country: a vast, airy home on a remote Baltic island whose shores evoke the edge of the world. A retired actor, Alexander (Erland Josephson), finds himself in retreat from the world on the occasion of his birthday celebration, elaborately orchestrated by his bourgeois family. The television and a...   More >

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Spring 2018 Golden Bear Orientation: Career Connections Mixer

Miscellaneous | January 13 | 9:30-11:15 a.m. |  Alumni House

 Cal Alumni Association, Career Center

Please join the Cal Alumni Association and the Career Center for our next Career Connections event! We've teamed up with New Student Services to host an alumni–student mixer for all incoming transfer students during Spring Golden Bear Orientation. Our goal is to provide new students with their first opportunity to explore various career paths by engaging in casual conversations with alumni from...   More >

  Register online

FAMILY PROGRAM: Trees and Birds

Workshop | January 13 | 10-11 a.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Visit the botanical art exhibit "Celebrating Trees", take a tree walk, learn about nests and the winter birds of the Garden. Using materials from the garden, make a mini nest of your own to take home!

$15 Adult/Child, $12 Member Adult/Member Child

  Register online or by calling 510-664-9841, or by emailing gardenprograms@berkeley.edu

Gallery + Studio: Landscapes Real and Imagined

Miscellaneous | January 13 | 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Create your own landscape inspired by the paintings of Ming-dynasty artist Chen Hongshou. Using a combination of drawing, watercolor, and stamping, consider real and imaginary landscapes while exploring space and composition, line and color. Then, you’ll have the opportunity to “take us on a walk” through the landscapes you create.

About Gallery + Studio
On the second Saturday of each month,...   More >

Gallery + Studio: Landscapes Real and Imagined

Miscellaneous | January 13 | 1-2:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Create your own landscape inspired by the paintings of Ming-dynasty artist Chen Hongshou. Using a combination of drawing, watercolor, and stamping, consider real and imaginary landscapes while exploring space and composition, line and color. Then, you’ll have the opportunity to “take us on a walk” through the landscapes you create.

About Gallery + Studio
On the second Saturday of each month,...   More >

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – January 4, 2019 every Sunday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday with exceptions | 1:30-2:45 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join us for a free, docent-led tour of the Garden as we explore interesting plant species, learn about the vast collection, and see what is currently in bloom. Meet at the Entry Plaza.

Free with Garden admission
Advanced registration not required

Tours may be cancelled without notice.
For day-of inquiries, please call 510-643-2755
For tour questions, please email gardentours@berkeley.edu...   More >

Roundtable Reading: From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E. L. Konigsburg

Reading - Literary | January 13 | 3 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Claudia knows that when she runs away, she doesn’t just want to run from somewhere, she wants to run to somewhere—preferably somewhere comfortable, beautiful, and elegant. So she chooses the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Once settled in there, Claudia and her younger brother Jamie find themselves caught up in a mystery involving a statue of uncertain origin and the remarkable woman...   More >

The Crime of Monsieur Lange

Film - Feature | January 13 | 6 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

“Of all Renoir’s films, M. Lange is the most spontaneous, the richest in miracles of camerawork, the most full of pure beauty and truth. In short, it is a film touched by divine grace” (François Truffaut). After a venal, sexually predatory publisher (Jules Berry) disappears, his employees decide to collectivize, building community and commercial success around the pulp Western stories of nebbishy...   More >

They Drive By Night

Film - Feature | January 13 | 8 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Raoul Walsh’s atmospheric, realistic depiction of the long haul to livelihood in the Great Depression features Humphrey Bogart and George Raft as two brothers keeping just this side of the white line trying to save an independent trucking business from the hands of anxious creditors. Paid by the load, they go without sleep (and without insurance), stopping only at cafes and watching helplessly as...   More >

Exhibits and Ongoing Events

The Russian Revolution Centenary: 1917-2017: Politics, Propaganda and People's Art

Exhibit - Multimedia | September 11, 2017 – January 8, 2018 every day |  Moffitt Undergraduate Library

 Library

This exhibition is dedicated to the centenary of the Russian Revolution that took place in October of 1917. The exhibition will take place in the Moffitt Library, and it will highlight several print-items from the revolutionary times.

 Access to the Moffitt Undergraduate Library is restricted and you'll need the UC Berkeley/ Cal Card for entry.

Miyoko Ito/ MATRIX 267

Exhibit - Painting | October 6, 2017 – January 28, 2018 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Discover the singular vision of a Berkeley-born artist whose paintings explore both exterior and interior landscapes.

Repentant Monk: Illusion and Disillusion in the Art of Chen Hongshou

Exhibit - Painting | October 25, 2017 – January 28, 2018 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Chen Hongshou is a major figure in Chinese art of the late Ming and early Qing dynasties. This exhibition explores his visually compelling work and his response to the turmoil of his times.

Veronica De Jesus/ MATRIX 268

Exhibit - Multimedia | October 25, 2017 – February 25, 2018 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

De Jesus's memorial portraits honor artists, writers, and diverse cultural figures, testifying to the fact that each life is valuable and worthy of recognition.

Buddhist Realms

Exhibit - Multimedia | October 25, 2017 – April 22, 2018 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

This presentation showcases exquisite examples of Buddhist art from the Himalayan region.

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.

Horizontals: Rusted

Exhibit - Photography | January 3 – February 1, 2018 every day |  Faculty Club

 Faculty Club

“Horizontals: Rusted." Sally Mack’s new abstract photos are the result of her year-long exploration of industrial rust at Mare Island shipyard near Vallejo CA. Initially intrigued by the scale of rusted materials, the details fascinated her. Horizontal bands of color changed with the light; vivid colors brought out in bright sunlight. Please stop by The Faculty Club to view the photos, they may...   More >

To the Letter: Regarding the Written Word

Exhibit - Multimedia | October 6, 2017 – January 28, 2018 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

This exhibition crosses cultures and centuries to bring together works that activate the expressive and aesthetic potential of letters and words.

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.

¡Viva La Fiesta! Mexican Traditions of Celebration

Exhibit - Artifacts | October 13, 2017 – February 28, 2018 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Bancroft Library, The Bancroft Library Gallery

 Bancroft Library

¡Viva la Fiesta! explores the cycle of traditional religious and
patriotic celebrations that have for centuries marked the
Mexican calendar. The exhibition draws on unique historical
representations of the fiestas and examines their relationship
to communal identities, national politics, religious practices,
and indigenous customs. These original materials, which are
preserved in the...   More >

Plants Illustrated 2018: Celebrating Trees

Exhibit - Painting | January 9 – 25, 2018 every day with exceptions | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Celebrating Trees is an exhibition of botanical art works by members of the Northern CA Society of Botanical Artists. This exhibit will honor the beautiful trees around us, featuring interesting details of each season.