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Conference: Responding to Challenging Times — Immigrant Well-being and Access to Services

Friday, December 6 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | 109 Moses Hall
The Berkeley Interdisciplinary Migration Initiative (BIMI) is proud to announce a symposium on immigrant services policy and the service barriers immigrants face in the Bay Area.MORE about Responding to Challenging Times — Immigrant Well-being and Access to Services

Presentation: Grounds for Science — The Dark Matter of Physics Rap

Friday, December 6 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Hip Hop Juice Box, 3960 Adeline St, Emeryville
In this talk you’ll find the science behind the brilliant mind that writes the rhymes — Dark Matter: mad-sure to shatter the chatter that science-songs couldn’t be sadder. MORE about Grounds for Science — The Dark Matter of Physics Rap

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

Workshop: Your Thriving Space

Saturday, December 7 | 2 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Work with artists Marcela Pardo Ariza and Juan Carlos Rodríguez Rivera to create your own surrealist tiny set by assembling images and text in a prebuilt fifteen-inch cube.MORE about Your Thriving Space

Workshop: Botanical Holiday Craft — Succulents and Tillandsias

Sunday, December 8 | 1-3 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden
Make beautiful gifts and home decor using living succulents and tillandsias (air plants).MORE about Botanical Holiday Craft — Succulents and Tillandsias

Workshop: Haptic Encounters Workshop

Sunday, December 8 | 2 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Useless Initiatives Collective members River Black, Jillian Crochet, and Beatriz Escobar lead a workshop that explores radical proxemics between bodies and objects. MORE about Haptic Encounters Workshop

Workshop: Film Composing in Real Time with Donald Sosin

Sunday, December 8 | 1:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
This special workshop is a chance to explore the arts of film scoring and silent film accompaniment with Donald Sosin, a composer, pianist, and conductor with over four decades of experience scoring for film, television, and live performance.MORE about Film Composing in Real Time with Donald Sosin

Lecture: Julia Robinson Centennial Public Lecture

Monday, December 9 | 5-6 p.m. | Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center
The Mathematical Sciences Research Institute will host a Symposium on the occasion of Julia Robinson’s 100th birthday.MORE about Julia Robinson Centennial Public Lecture

Workshop: Teaching with Wikipedia

Monday, December 9 | 12-2 p.m. | Academic Innovation Studio - 117, level D Dwinelle Hall
Discuss how to build Wikipedia assignments into your courses and discover some of the new tools, which support and enhance teaching with Wikipedia.MORE about Teaching with Wikipedia

Presentation: The Future of Airports

Tuesday, December 10 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | 412 McLaughlin Hall
Ten groups of students from the highly popular CE 153 Airport Design Class will present their final term projects.MORE about The Future of Airports

Reception: Holiday Pachanga and Mercado Navideño

Tuesday, December 10 | 4-6 p.m. | Latinx Research Center, 2547 Channing Way, Berkeley
Food, music, and a Mercado Navideño featuring local artists and vendors selling original and handmade gifts including jewelry, healing goods, clothing, and more.MORE about Holiday Pachanga and Mercado Navideño

Sale: Berkeley Art Studio Holiday Pop-Up Shop

December 10 – 17, 2019 every day | 12-10 p.m. | 3rd floor Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union
Browse the Art Studio's selection of artist-made ceramics, drawings, paintings, prints, photographs and jewelry.MORE about Berkeley Art Studio Holiday Pop-Up Shop

Lecture: Toward a New American Narrative on the Peopling of America

Wednesday, December 11 | 5-8 p.m. | Goldman Theater David Brower Center, 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley
What will the current demographic trends suggest the future will look like--how will the origins of migrants change, and what will that mean for the future of America?MORE about Toward a New American Narrative on the Peopling of America

Film: The Long Shadow

Wednesday, December 11 | 2-5 p.m. | Banatao Auditorium Sutardja Dai Hall
The Long Shadow presents a startling, unrecognized history that provides much needed context when considering the major issues impacting black/white relations in the United States today.MORE about <em>The Long Shadow</em>

Performance: Strange Connections

Wednesday, December 11 | 7 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Three duets span global performance practices. MORE about Strange Connections

Presentation: East Bay Science Cafe - Knotty Sculptures

Thursday, December 12 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Cafe Leila, 1724 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley
This cafe talk will start with a gentle introduction to mathematical knots and ways to describe and classify all possible knots. MORE about East Bay Science Cafe - Knotty Sculptures

Film: River’s Edge

Thursday, December 12 | 7 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Director Tim Hunter draws on the true story of a sixteen-year-old Milpitas student who strangles his fourteen-year-old girlfriend, taking us inside a morbid brat pack whose members include Crispin Glover, Keanu Reeves, and Ione Skye.MORE about <em>River’s Edge</em>

Performance: TDPS presents the 2019 Fall Choreography Showcase

December 12 – 13, 2019 every day | 5-9 p.m. | Room 7 Zellerbach Hall
With the guidance of Professor Joe Goode, an award-winning dance theater artist, TDPS students present original solos and duets.MORE about TDPS presents the 2019 Fall Choreography Showcase

Conference: 2019 BITSS Annual Meeting

Friday, December 13 | 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. | Wells Fargo Room Cheit Hall
The event brings together stakeholders from academia, scholarly publishing, and policy to share knowledge and discuss the evolving movement toward research transparency and efforts to strengthen the standards of openness and integrity in the social sciences.MORE about 2019 BITSS Annual Meeting

Performance: Eighth Blackbird

Saturday, December 14 | 8-10 p.m. | Zellerbach Playhouse
The group introduces us to a diverse cohort of exciting contemporary voices—mostly born in the 1980s and '90s—whose compositions are inspired by a thrilling range of topics, from Lewis Carroll stories to Afro-Caribbean traditions, Indian home cooking, and Icelandic glaciers. MORE about <em>Eighth Blackbird</em>