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Science at Cal Lecture - Is anybody out there?

Saturday, February 16 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 131 Campbell Hall
Berkeley SETI Research Center chief scientist Dan Werthimer will describe the rationale for past and future searches and will show how new technologies are revolutionizing SETI.

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Exhibit: Get Dancin’ — Selections from the Collection

January 9 – March 31, 2019 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
The exhibition complements a season of dance programming in the Full series of performances, which takes place in the museum on the evening of every full moon.MORE about Get Dancin’ — Selections from the Collection

Exhibit: Masako Miki / MATRIX 273

January 9 – April 28, 2019 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Masako Miki creates larger-than-life-size, felt-covered forms drawn from the Japanese folk belief in yokai (shape-shifters) who can disguise themselves in any number of different forms. Miki creates the semi-abstract, sculptural forms utilizing brilliant colors and sets them into a magical environment suggesting another reality. The installation moves from the three-dimensional forms to abstract images on the floor and walls, conveying a sense of expanding boundaries.
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Exhibit: The Book as Place — Visions of the Built Environment

January 28 – May 17, 2019 every day | Environmental Design Library, 210 Wurster Hall Wurster Hall
This exhibition of artists' books centers on ideas about the built environment and has been curated by Berkeley-based book artist Julie Chen for UC Berkeley’s Environmental Design Library.MORE about The Book as Place — Visions of the Built Environment

Performance: Danish String Quartet

Sunday, February 17 | 3-5 p.m. | Hertz Concert Hall
Haydn/Quartet in C Major, Op. 20, No. 2
Webern/Quartet (1905)
Beethoven/Quartet No. 16 in F Major, Op. 135MORE about Danish String Quartet

Lecture: The Struggle for Cuba

Tuesday, February 19 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall
In this talk, Elena Schneider will discuss her recent book The Occupation of Havana: War, Trade, and Slavery in the Atlantic World, as well as the broader theme of the relationship between Anglo-American imperialism and racial struggle in Cuba. MORE about The Struggle for Cuba

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

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-Kalter’s photographs oscillate between two worlds, and two Holy Lands, with one lens.MORE about Project “Holy Land” — Yaakov Benor-Kalter’s Photographs of British Mandate Palestine, 1923-1940

Exhibit: Vision+Light — Processing Perception

February 20 – March 14, 2019 every day with exceptions | 12-5 p.m. | Worth Ryder Art Gallery Kroeber Hall
Presenting artwork and installations across a range of media and technologies, Vision + Light: Processing Perception offers stunning visual, mind-bending virtual, and intriguing tactile experiences to spark thought and inspiration.MORE about Vision+Light — Processing Perception

Special Event: Kava Tasting and Talk with MeloMelo Kava Bar

Thursday, February 21 | 6-8 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden
Come learn all about Kava, a drink prepared from the roots of Piper methysticum, used culturally, ceremoniously, and traditionally throughout the South Pacific for thousands of years. MORE about Kava Tasting and Talk with MeloMelo Kava Bar

Lecture: Editing The Code Of Life — The Future Of Genome Editing

Thursday, February 21 | 5-6:30 p.m. | Chevron Auditorium International House
Our technological capacity to make changes to genomic data has expanded exponentially since the 2012 discovery of CRISPR-Cas9 as an RNA-programmable genome editing tool. Over the past seven years, this genome editing platform has been used to revolutionize research, develop new agricultural crops, and even promises to cure genetic diseases. However, ethical and societal concerns abound, requiring a thoughtful and ongoing discussion among scientists and stakeholder groups.
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Reading: Arif Anwar | The Storm

Thursday, February 21 | 5-7 p.m. | 10 (ISAS Conf. Room) Stephens Hall
An Evening with Arif Anwar, author of "The Storm," a novel that covers fifty years of Bangladeshi history in five love stories.
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Performance: Berkeley Dance Project 2019 — the body remembers

February 21 – 23, 2019 every day | 8-10 p.m. | Zellerbach Playhouse
Celebrating the 50th anniversary of UC Berkeley’s dance program, Berkeley Dance Project 2019: the body remembers will feature an all-student cast performing pieces by professional choreographers Joe Goode, Rulan Tangen, Latanya Tigner, and Cherie Hill, as well as recent dance program alumna Katie O’Connor.MORE about Berkeley Dance Project 2019 — <em>the body remembers</em>

Lecture: Design Field Notes — Niloufar Salehi

Monday, February 25 | 4-5 p.m. | 220 Jacobs Hall
Niloufar Salehi is an Assistant Professor in Berkeley's School of Information. Her research centers on social computing, technologically mediated collective action, digital labor, and more broadly, human-computer-interaction (HCI). At Jacobs, she'll discuss her research on how computing platforms can support collective efforts for social change. MORE about Design Field Notes — Niloufar Salehi

Lecture: Poland Reborn: A State Between Democracy and Fascism

This talk focuses on the divided Poland that emerged after World War I. On the one hand, Poland had to accommodate the demands of generations of freedom fighters, while on the other, it quickly became a dysfunctional democracy that lapsed into authoritarian rule after 1926, opening spaces for xenophobia and discrimination against Jews. The state arrested fascists, and in the late 1930s became a place of modest hopes for reform and where the government, with overwhelming support of the population, became the first to say no to Hitler’s expanding rule. With John Connelly, history professor, UC Berkeley.MORE about Poland Reborn: A State Between Democracy and Fascism

Reading: Lunch Poems — Tarfia Faizullah

Thursday, March 7 | 12:10-12:50 p.m. | Morrison Library Doe Library
Lunch Poems presents Tarfia Faizullah, author of Registers of Illuminated Villages and Seam. She is the winner of numerous awards and her poems are published widely in periodicals and anthologies.MORE about Lunch Poems — Tarfia Faizullah

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