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Critic’s choice

Lecture: Cartoonist and Author of American Born Chinese Gene Luen Yang at the Berkeley Forum

Thursday, September 19 | 6-7 p.m. | C230 Cheit Hall
Hear how Gene Luen Yang combats negative representation and, instead, promotes cultural awareness as an Asian-American cartoonist.
MORE about Cartoonist and Author of American Born Chinese Gene Luen Yang at the Berkeley Forum

Film: Black Is . . . Black Ain’t

Thursday, September 19 | 7 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Marlon Riggs’s bold and richly textured exploration of black American identity.MORE about <em>Black Is . . . Black Ain’t</em>

Lecture: View from the Top — Tom Siebel

Thursday, September 19 | 12-1 p.m. | Banatao Auditorium, 3rd floor Sutardja Dai Hall
Discussion of the book “Digital Transformation: Survive and Thrive in an Era of Mass Extinction” with Professor Shankar Sastry. Reception and book signing in the Kvamme Atrium to follow.MORE about View from the Top — Tom Siebel

Seminar: How to Make Stress your Friend

Thursday, September 19 | 12-1 p.m. | Chevron Auditorium International House
As a pioneer in the field of “science-help,” Dr. Kelly McGonigal's mission is to translate insights from psychology and neuroscience into practical strategies that support personal well-being and strengthen communities. MORE about How to Make Stress your Friend

Lecture: Christine Gaspar — Designing with People: The Work of the Center for Urban Pedagogy

Thursday, September 19 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Christine Gaspar discusses her work as executive director of the Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP), a New York–based nonprofit whose mission is to use the power of design and art to increase meaningful civic engagement, particularly among historically underrepresented communities. MORE about Christine Gaspar — Designing with People: The Work of the Center for Urban Pedagogy

Workshop: Botanical Illustration — Edibles and Herbs with Catherine Watters

September 19 – 20, 2019 every day | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden
This two-day class will focus on edible plants and herbs and introduce you to the fascinating world of Botanical Art.MORE about Botanical Illustration — Edibles and Herbs with Catherine Watters

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

March 15 – December 15, 2019 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. | Hearst Museum of Anthropology
The Hearst Museum considers the complex social and economic dynamics behind ten mind-altering drugs. MORE about Pleasure, Poison, Prescription, Prayer | The Worlds of Mind-Altering Substances

Performance: Mark Morris Dance Group

Friday, September 20 | 8-10 p.m. | Zellerbach Hall
More than a decade after its West Coast premiere in Cal Performances’ 2007–08 season Mark Morris’ Mozart Dances returns to Zellerbach Hall. MORE about <em>Mark Morris Dance Group</em>

Presentation: Black Life — Michelle M. Wright

Saturday, September 21 | 4 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Michelle M. Wright, a professor at Emory University in Atlanta, offers a lecture entitled “Using Time to Represent Blackness.” MORE about Black Life — Michelle M. Wright

Lecture: Our changing atmosphere

Saturday, September 21 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building
Drawing on recent scientific papers organized for a course he teaches at Berkeley, Jeff Reimer will show how the atmosphere is changing, that humans are the cause, and that there are consequences. MORE about Our changing atmosphere

Guided Tours — Strange

September 8 – November 17, 2019 every Sunday | 2 p.m. | 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.MORE about

Open House: Berkeley Food Institute

Monday, September 23 | 4:30-6 p.m. | Morgan Lounge Morgan Hall
Learn about BFI and how students can get involved. Undergraduate and graduate student groups focused on various aspects of food systems will also share opportunities within their organizations.MORE about Berkeley Food Institute

Exhibit: Strange

September 4 – November 27, 2019 every Wednesday | 12:15 p.m. | 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.MORE about Strange