<< Week of November 27 >>

Sunday, November 24, 2019

TDPS presents The Caucasian Chalk Circle by Bertolt Brecht

Performing Arts - Theater | November 15 – 24, 2019 every day with exceptions |  Zellerbach Playhouse

 Christine Nicholson

 Bertolt Brecht

 Alistair Beaton

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

This captivating and comedic play within a play tells the corresponding stories of a post-war land dispute in the Caucasus Mountains and a young servant who risks her life to raise an abandoned child.

$13–20

  Buy tickets online

Women's Basketball vs. Arkansas

Sport - Intercollegiate - Basketball | November 24 |  Haas Pavilion

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Women's Basketball hosts Arkansas at Haas Pavilion.

NaNoWriMo 2019: Come Write In at Doe Library

Special Event | November 3 – December 1, 2019 every Sunday | 1-4 p.m. | Doe Library, Room 180 Doe

 Library

National Novel Writing Month – Celebrate 20 Years of Creativity at Doe Library!

Have you ever thought about writing a novel but just didn’t think you had the time? Join fellow writers during the month of November at Doe Library and let your creativity shine!

 The Library attempts to offer programs in accessible, barrier-free settings. If you think you may require disability-related accommodations, please contact Shannon Monroe at least two weeks prior to the event at smonroe@berkeley.edu

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 3 – December 29, 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 plants from around the world, learn about the vast diversity in the collection, and see what is currently in bloom. Meet at the Entry Plaza.

Free with Garden admission. Advanced registration not required

Black Life: Diamano Coura

Performing Arts - Dance | November 24 | 1:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Diamano Coura West African Dance Company is a nonprofit cultural organization dedicated to the preservation, education, and appreciation of traditional West African music, dance, theater, and culture. Join them for this class and learn a traditional West African song and dance movements to live drumming. All ages welcome.

Since its inception in 1975, Diamano Coura, under Director Dr. Zak Diouf...   More >

Fellow Citizen

Film - Feature | November 24 | 2 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

An endless array of bossy citizens bombard a poor traffic policeman with all the excuses and reasons why they (but no one else) should be allowed into a restricted area in Kiarostami’s satiric document of humanity’s seemingly endless capacity for lying through its teeth—that is, telling stories. Kiarostami uses a telephoto lens to eavesdrop on the action, fashioning out of one traffic panic an...   More >

David Finckel, cello; Wu Han, piano

Performing Arts - Music | November 24 | 3-5 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 David Finckel, Cal Performances; Wu Han, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

Program:
Beethoven/Cello Sonata in A major, Op. 69
Brahms/Cello Sonata No. 2 in F major, Op. 99
Debussy/Nocturne and Scherzo
Franck/Violin Sonata in A major (trans. cello)

$68 (prices subject to change)

  Tickets go on sale August 6. Buy tickets online or by calling 5106429988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Cellist David Finckel and pianist Wu Han perform Sunday, November 24, 2019 in Hertz Hall. (credit: Daniel Ashworth)

Traffic

Film - Feature | November 24 | 4:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

In Traffic, Tati’s Monsieur Hulot is a resourceful automobile salesman en route to an Amsterdam car show, where he will present an elaborate camper on behalf of a Paris firm. Getting there is half the agony in Tati’s apocalyptic vision of mechanized modernity, in which humankind indulges in a perpetual love-hate relationship with its favorite pet, the automobile. Tati’s rigorously composed...   More >

Alfie

Film - Feature | November 24 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Michael Caine makes a fabulous cad as the randy playboy Alfie, but it’s the female leads who make a more lasting impression in this surprisingly candid study of British sexual and social mores just as the sixties began to really swing. Directly addressing the camera through pre- or post-coital confessionals, the casual misogynist Alfie serves up a lothario’s list of do’s and who’s: married women...   More >

Monday, November 25, 2019

EHS 403 RUA On-Boarding

Course | November 25 | 10:30-11:30 a.m. | 370 University Hall

 JS

 Office of Environment, Health & Safety

Georgian Polyphony Workshop with Carl Linich

Workshop | November 25 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Carl Linich

 Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES), Near Eastern Studies, Department of Music

Participants will learn a polyphonic folk song from the Republic of Georgia, using only word sheets rather than scores. All you need are open ears and the willingness to give it a try. The atmosphere is very relaxed, and all levels of musicianship are welcome.The workshop will be lead by Carl Linich, one of the foremost practitioners of Georgian vocal music in the United States.

Nordic Parental Leaves: Inspiration for California?

Panel Discussion | November 25 | 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. | Haas School of Business, Spieker Forum, Chou Hall

 Center for Responsible Business

Join us for "Nordic Parental Leaves: Inspiration for California?"

Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nordic-parental-leaves-inspiration-for-california-tickets-78529049501

“It’s easy in Sweden to work and have kids.” -- Making Motherhood Work

Graduate Student Seminar

Seminar | November 25 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 489 Minor Hall

 Avi Aizenman, Levi Lab; Norick Bowers, Roorda Lab

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

How to Write a Research Proposal Workshop

Workshop | November 25 | 12-1 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Leah Carroll, Haas Scholars Program Manager/Advisor, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Need to write a grant proposal? This workshop is for you! You'll get a head start on defining your research question, developing a lit review and project plan, presenting your qualifications, and creating a realistic budget.

Open to all UC Berkeley students.

The Working Women’s Charter: Women’s Rights between Socialist Internationalism and Neoliberalism in 1970s Europe

Lecture | November 25 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Celia Donert, University of Cambridge

 Institute of European Studies, Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES), Co-sponsored by the Working Group for German History and Culture: Der Kreis

This talk examines the transnational circulation of proposals for a Working Women’s Charter in 1970s Europe, a decade that saw both the expansion of gender equality legislation in the expanding European Economic Community, and a renewed attempt by communist regimes in the Soviet bloc to internationalize a socialist vision of women’s rights through international communist organisations such as the...   More >

Trade Lunch: "The Unequal Effects of Trade and Automation on Local Labor Markets"

Seminar | November 25 | 12:05-1 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Simon Galle, University of California, Berkeley

 Department of Economics

Combinatorics Seminar: The tropical Cayley-Menger variety

Seminar | November 25 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Robert Krone, UC Davis

 Department of Mathematics

The Cayley-Menger variety is the Zariski closure of the set of vectors specifying the pairwise squared distances between n points in $R^d$. For a graph on n vertices, a coordinate projection of the Cayley-Menger variety gives the possible edge lengths of the embeddings of the graph into $R^d$. Tropicalization converts an algebraic set into a polyhedral complex, the "combinatorial shadow" of the...   More >

GSPP Research Seminar

Seminar | November 25 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Goldman School of Public Policy, Room 105 (in 2607 Hearst St)

 jack Glaser, UC Berkeley

 Goldman School of Public Policy

Goldman School of Public Policy Research Seminar
Mondays 12:10-1:30
Pizza Served

Political Economy Seminar: The Rise and Fall of Local Elections in China: Evidence on the Autocrat’s Trade-off∗

Seminar | November 25 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Gerard Padro-i-Miquel, Professor, Yale University

 Department of Economics

The Political Economy Seminar focuses on formal and quantitative work in the political economy field, including formal political theory.

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 >

Probabilistic Operator Algebra Seminar: Noncommutative Choquet theory

Seminar | November 25 | 3-5 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

 Matthew Kennedy, University of Waterloo

 Department of Mathematics

I will present a new framework for noncommutative convexity and noncommutative function theory, along with a corresponding noncommutative Choquet theory that generalizes much of classical Choquet theory. I will also introduce a notion of noncommutative Choquet simplex, which generalizes the classical notion of Choquet simplex and plays a similar role in noncommutative dynamics. I will discuss...   More >

Differential Geometry Seminar: Positive currents on the boundary of the ample cone of K3 surfaces

Seminar | November 25 | 3-4 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Simion Filip, IAS

 Department of Mathematics

A lot of attention has been given to the degenerations of Ricci-flat metrics on K3 surfaces as the Kahler class approaches a rational point on the boundary of the ample cone. This corresponds to Gromov–Hausdorff collapse of the K3 along an elliptic fibration. I will discuss how to use techniques from dynamics to understand the behavior of the Ricci-flat Kahler form as the class approaches an...   More >

Haas Scholars Program Info Session: $13,800 to carry out a final project in *ANY* major

Information Session | November 25 | 3-4 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Leah Carroll, Haas Scholars

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Learn about how to apply to this research program for your last year!

The Haas Scholars Program supports twenty undergraduates with financial need with their interest for conducting research during their final year at UC-Berkeley. Applicants are evaluated primarily on the merit and originality of their proposal for an independent research or creative project that will serve as the basis for a...   More >

QP-Fest

Colloquium | November 25 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Schuyler Laparle; Martha Schwarz; Edwin Ko; Tyler Lemon

 Department of Linguistics

Third-year Linguistics graduate student presenting their qualifying papers.

Arithmetic Geometry and Number Theory RTG Seminar: Semiorthogonal decompositions for projective plane

Seminar | November 25 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Dmitrii Pirozhkov, Columbia

 Department of Mathematics

A semiorthogonal decomposition is a way to decompose a derived category into smaller components. We know many examples, but we do not really understand the constraints on the structure of an arbitrary decomposition. In this talk I will show that all semiorthogonal decompositions of the derived category of coherent sheaves on the projective plane $P^2$ arise from full exceptional collections,...   More >

Leading Change in Higher Education

Colloquium | November 25 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Berkeley Way West, Room 1102, Berkeley Way West (2121 Berkeley Way, Berkeley, CA 94720)

 Susan Singer, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, Rollins College

 Graduate School of Education

While research on undergraduate STEM education has yielded robust evidence on improving undergraduate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education, scaling evidence-based practice remains challenging.

Seminar 271, Development: No Seminar

Seminar | November 25 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Department of Economics

Opening Windows Into The Cell: Bringing Structure To Cell Biology Using Cryo-electron Tomography

Seminar | November 25 | 4-5 p.m. | *105* Stanley Hall | Note change in location

 Elizabeth Villa, University of California, San Diego

 College of Chemistry

To perform their function, biological systems need to operate across multiple scales. Current techniques in structural and cellular biology lack either the resolution or the context to observe the structure of individual biomolecules in their natural environment, and are often hindered by artifacts. Our goal is to build tools that can reveal molecular structures in their native cellular...   More >

AI & Responsible Design: Perspectives from Practitioners

Panel Discussion | November 25 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 210 South Hall

 Information, School of

How practitioners think about design for algorithmic systems and products.

Seminar 208, Microeconomic Theory: No Seminar

Seminar | November 25 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Department of Economics

Analysis and PDE Seminar: Dynamical zeta functions at zero on surfaces with boundary

Seminar | November 25 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Charles Hadfield, Rigetti Quantum Computing

 Department of Mathematics

The Ruelle zeta function counts closed geodesics on a Riemannian manifold of negative curvature. Its zeroes are related to Pollicott-Ruelle resonances which have been heavily studied in the setting of Anosov dynamical systems. In 2016, Dyatlov-Zworski proved an unexpected result relating the structure of the zeta function near the origin to the topology of the manifold. This extended a formula...   More >

Being Communist, Being Other

Lecture | November 25 | 5-7 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, Maude Fife Room, 315

 Etienne Balibar, Anniversary Chair Professor at the Center for Research in Modern European Philosophy (CRMEP), Kingston University and Visiting Professor, Department of French and Romance Philology, Columbia University

 The Program in Critical Theory

Etienne Balibar will reflect on his relationship to reading Marx, starting with Reading Capital, his early work co-written with Louis Althusser. He will seek to reconstruct his relation to Marx’s thought, communism, and engage the question of communism for the present and future. Details forthcoming.

Distinguished Lecture: Affective Justice: The Racialized Imaginaries of International Justice

Lecture | November 25 | 5-7 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Room

 Dr. Kamari Clarke, UCLA

 Department of Anthropology

This talk contributes to contemporary debates in the anthropology of international justice by exploring how narratives about the international Criminal Court have been applied, understood, and contested.

Why “5-Year Plan” is Stupid: A Career Path in Drug Discovery and Commercialization: SLAM Seminar Series

Seminar | November 25 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 L.-C. Campeau, Executive Director, Merck

 QB3 - California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences

We are often taught that the best plan wins. We see it in movies and sports all the time. From high school, career counselors help us plan to get into the best college, then best graduate school and ultimately through to our professional lives. L.-C. Campeau’s experience is quite the opposite. This talk will meander through the peaks and valleys of his formal training and professional career. He...   More >

Science Meets Science: After the Wildfires: Where Should We Live?

Panel Discussion | November 25 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. |  Anthony Hall

 Scott Stephens, Professor, UC Berkeley Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management; Laurie Johnson, Urban Planning Consultant, Laurie Johnson Consulting; Louise Comfort, Visiting Scholar, Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS)

 Science Policy Group at Berkeley

Join the Science Policy Group at Berkeley for a moderated discussion on the scientific ethics surrounding housing and wildfires.

This panel will discuss the policy issues surrounding housing, wildfires, and where we should be building.

We hope to explore questions such as:

Should we be building in wildfire-prone areas?
Should we rebuild cities like Paradise?
Should we be giving out...   More >

Screening: Tongues Untied

Lecture | November 25 | 6:30-8 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Darieck B. Scott; Leila Weefur; Ken Light

 Arts + Design

Presented by the UC Berkeley Department of Art Practice, African American Studies, and the Graduate School of Journalism

Darieck B. Scott, Associate Professor, African American Studies
Leila Weefur, Artist, Writer, Curator; Teacher, Art Practice
Ken Light, Reva and David Logan Professor of Journalism

Marlon Riggs (1957-1994) was a graduate of and professor at UC Berkeley’s Graduate School...   More >

Port Triumph screening

Film - Documentary | November 25 | 7-9 p.m. | 160 Kroeber Hall

 Jeffrey Gould, History Department, Indiana University Bloomington

 Department of History, Center for Latin American Studies

During the 1970s, El Salvador boasted a vast shrimp
industry, and nearly all of the 3700 tons that it
exported each year made its way to the United States.
As shrimp was transitioning away from luxury status, few
Americans were likely to give much thought to how the
shrimp reached their plates. Fewer still would ever have
heard of the story of Puerto el Triunfo—Port Triumph in
English—and...   More >

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Chancellor's Awards for Public Service Nominations

Miscellaneous | November 26 – December 6, 2019 every day | Eshleman Hall, Online Nomination

 Public Service Center

Each year, the Chancellor recognizes students, staff, faculty, and community partnerships that embody UC Berkeley's proud tradition of public service and commitment to improving our local and global community. Faculty, staff, undergraduate and graduate students, student organizations, and campus-community partnerships are all eligible. Award categories include: civic engagement, community-engaged...   More >

Computer Health Matters: User Friendly Workstations (BEUHS400)

Workshop | November 26 | 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.

  Register online

BPM 201 Employee Engagement

Workshop | November 26 | 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | #24 University Hall

 Human Resources

This workshop is for UC Berkeley Staff. The content covers an overview of employee engagement, new employee onboarding, the use of ongoing assessments of engagement, creation of an engagement action plan, and communicating the engagement strategy.

  Register online

Being Communist, Being Other - Seminar

Seminar | November 26 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | 3401 Dwinelle Hall

 Etienne Balibar, Anniversary Chair Professor at the Center for Research in Modern European Philosophy (CRMEP), Kingston University and Visiting Professor, Department of French and Romance Philology, Columbia University

 The Program in Critical Theory

Advance registration for the seminar is required. To register, please contact info.ictconsortium@berkeley.edu.

Etienne Balibar, in discussion with Zeynep Gambetti (Boğazici University, Turkey) and Jacques Lezra (UC Riverside).

Balibar will reflect on his relationship to reading Marx, starting with Reading Capital, his early work co-written with Louis Althusser. He will seek to...   More >

Keyboards and Mice: Ergonomic Alternatives (BEUHS401)

Workshop | November 26 | 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.

  Register online

Student Faculty Macro Lunch - NO MEETING

Presentation | November 26 | 12-1 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall | Canceled

 Clausen Center

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.

Space Physics Seminar

Seminar | September 17 – December 3, 2019 every Tuesday | 1-2 p.m. | 325 LeConte Hall

 Space Sciences Laboratory (SSL)

Seminar 237, Macro: No Seminar

Seminar | November 26 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall | Canceled

 Department of Economics

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 >

Hai Wang — Multi-Objective Online Ride-Matching

Seminar | November 26 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 405 Soda Hall

 Hai Wang, Carnegie Mellon University

 Industrial Engineering & Operations Research

Abstract: We propose a general framework to study the on-demand shared ride-sourcing transportation systems, and focus on the multi-objective matching between demand and supply. The platforms match passengers and drivers in real time without observing future information, considering multiple objectives such as pick-up time, platform revenue, and service quality. We develop an efficient online...   More >

Harmonic Analysis and Differential Equations Student Seminar: Small data global regularity for simplified 3-D Ericksen-Leslie’s compressible hyperbolic liquid crystal model

Seminar | November 26 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Jiaxi Huang, USTC

 Department of Mathematics

In this talk, we will consider the Ericksen-Leslie's hyperbolic system for compressible liquid crystal model in three spatial dimensions. Global regularity for small and smooth initial data near equilibrium is proved for the case that the system is a nonlinear coupling of compressible Navier-Stokes equations with wave map to $\mathbb { S }^2$. Our argument is a combination of vector field method...   More >

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: Finding local summands

Seminar | November 26 | 3:45-4:45 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Mengyuan Zhang, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

The theory of basic elements developed by Eisenbud-Evans is concerned with finding local free summands of a module. A modification of the arguments by Bruns allows one to find local free summands up to a given codimension (or depth). In this expository talk, we discuss this problem in the graded case, where the degrees of the free local summands give extra structure not present in the affine...   More >

Effect of surfaces and osmolytes in modulating peptide assembly

Seminar | November 26 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Joan-Emma Shea, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, UC Santa Barbara

 College of Chemistry

Intrinsically disordered peptides are a special class of proteins that do not fold to a unique three-dimensional shape. These proteins play important roles in the cell, from signaling to serving as structural scaffolds. Under pathological conditions, these proteins are capable of self-assembling into structures that are toxic to the cell, and a number of neurodegenerative diseases, such as...   More >

UC Berkeley Cloud Computing Meetup

Meeting | August 27, 2019 – August 25, 2020 the last Tuesday of the month every month | 4:30-7 p.m. |  Berkeley SkyDeck Penthouse

 Data Sciences

This meetup is aimed at bringing together students, researchers, faculty, IT staff and the wider local community to learn, share and discuss our work in designing and operating services built on cloud computing architectures.

We will feature speakers and engaging discussions around current issues in cloud computing often with an enterprise focus.

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: Moduli Spaces of Toric Vector Bundles

Seminar | November 26 | 5-6 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Lauren Heller, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

I will discuss Klyachko's classification of toric vector bundles with given equivariant Chern class, as well as the application of this classification to the construction of moduli spaces, as described by Sam Payne. As an example, I will illustrate the possibilities for rank 2 vector bundles on $\mathbb P^1 \times \mathbb P^1$.

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Chancellor's Awards for Public Service Nominations

Miscellaneous | November 26 – December 6, 2019 every day | Eshleman Hall, Online Nomination

 Public Service Center

Each year, the Chancellor recognizes students, staff, faculty, and community partnerships that embody UC Berkeley's proud tradition of public service and commitment to improving our local and global community. Faculty, staff, undergraduate and graduate students, student organizations, and campus-community partnerships are all eligible. Award categories include: civic engagement, community-engaged...   More >

Early Garden Closure 2pm

Miscellaneous | November 27 |  UC Botanical Garden

 Marykaren Mrowka

 Botanical Garden

The Garden will close at 2pm today.

No MVZ Lunch Seminar

Seminar | November 27 | 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 >

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 >

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 >

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.

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Chancellor's Awards for Public Service Nominations

Miscellaneous | November 26 – December 6, 2019 every day | Eshleman Hall, Online Nomination

 Public Service Center

Each year, the Chancellor recognizes students, staff, faculty, and community partnerships that embody UC Berkeley's proud tradition of public service and commitment to improving our local and global community. Faculty, staff, undergraduate and graduate students, student organizations, and campus-community partnerships are all eligible. Award categories include: civic engagement, community-engaged...   More >

Thanksgiving Day: Garden Closed

Holiday | November 28 |  UC Botanical Garden

 Marykaren Mrowka

 Botanical Garden

The Garden is closed today for the Thanksgiving holiday.

Seminar 251, Labor Seminar: Thanksgiving

Seminar | November 28 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall | Canceled

 Center for Labor Economics

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 >

Friday, November 29, 2019

Chancellor's Awards for Public Service Nominations

Miscellaneous | November 26 – December 6, 2019 every day | Eshleman Hall, Online Nomination

 Public Service Center

Each year, the Chancellor recognizes students, staff, faculty, and community partnerships that embody UC Berkeley's proud tradition of public service and commitment to improving our local and global community. Faculty, staff, undergraduate and graduate students, student organizations, and campus-community partnerships are all eligible. Award categories include: civic engagement, community-engaged...   More >

Fall 2019 LEP Global Book Club: Barracoon: The Story of the Last "Black Cargo"

Miscellaneous | October 25 – December 6, 2019 every Friday | 1-2 p.m. | 110 César E. Chávez Student Center

 SLC Language Exchange Program

Join us for the Fall 2019 LEP Global Book Club! This semester, as we join the campus in commemorating 400 Years of Resistance to Slavery and Injustice, we will be reading Barracoon: The Story of the Last "Black Cargo.”

Written in 1931 and published just last year, Barracoon chronicles Hurston’s conversations with Cudjo Kossula Lewis, one of the last survivors of the Atlantic Slave...   More >

  RSVP online

M. Hulot's Holiday

Film - Feature | November 29 | 1:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

In a cinematic postcard from a seaside summer resort, Tati observes the forced gaiety and gently absurd antics of the English and French on vacation. A stream of sight and sound gags, this is comedy as choreography, plotless and virtually without dialogue. Or, rather, with almost inaudible dialogue that lays waste the speaker’s vanity even as he speaks. As in a dance, people are recurring motifs:...   More >

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 3 – December 29, 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 plants from around the world, learn about the vast diversity in the collection, and see what is currently in bloom. Meet at the Entry Plaza.

Free with Garden admission. Advanced registration not required

Peking Acrobats

Performing Arts - Other | November 29 | 2-4 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Cal Performances

The perennially popular troupe of China’s most gifted tumblers, contortionists, jugglers, and gymnasts returns to Cal Performances on Thanksgiving weekend with a performance steeped in 2,000 years of folk tradition. In vibrant costumes and accompanied by live musicians on an array of Chinese folk instruments, the Peking Acrobats perform signature routines including trick cycling, precision...   More >

$30–$72 (prices subject to change)

  Tickets go on sale August 6. Buy tickets online or by calling 5106429988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Peking Acrobats perform Friday–Sunday, November 29–December 1, 2019 in Zellerbach Hall.

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 >

Shiraz: A Romance of India

Film - Feature | November 29 | 4 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Institute for South Asia Studies

Based on the romance between seventeenth-century Mughal ruler Shah Jahan and his queen, this epic silent film is the ravishing, romantic tale behind the creation of one of the world’s most iconic structures, the Taj Mahal. Shot entirely on location in India, it features lavish costumes and gorgeous settings—all the more impressive in this restoration by the BFI National Archive, which features a...   More >

Shiraz: A Romance of India

Film - Feature | November 29 | 4 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Based on the romance between seventeenth-century Mughal ruler Shah Jahan and his queen, this epic silent film is the ravishing, romantic tale behind the creation of one of the world’s most iconic structures, the Taj Mahal. Shot entirely on location in India, it features lavish costumes and gorgeous settings—all the more impressive in this restoration by the BFI National Archive, which features a...   More >

Jim Allison: Breakthrough

Film - Documentary | November 29 | 6:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

This documentary tells the remarkable story of the perseverance of a biological scientist who found a cure for cancer through his trailblazing immunotherapy research. Jim Allison spent a significant part of his career as a professor of immunology and director of the Cancer Research Laboratory at UC Berkeley between 1985 and 2004, and concurrently at UC San Francisco from 1997. Among his many...   More >

Women's Basketball vs. Long Beach State

Sport - Intercollegiate - Basketball | November 29 | 7 p.m. |  Haas Pavilion

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Women's Basketball hosts Long Beach State at Haas Pavilion.

Women's Basketball Thanksgiving Tournament: North Carolina Central

Sport - Intercollegiate - Basketball | November 29 | 7 p.m. |  Haas Pavilion

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Women's Basketball hosts the Thanksgiving Tournament at Haas Pavilion.

Women's Basketball vs. Long Beach State

Sport - Intercollegiate - Basketball | November 29 | 8 p.m. |  Haas Pavilion

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Women's Basketball hosts Long Beach State at Haas Pavilion.