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Thursday, February 23, 2017

Webinar: Equipping Development Actors to Practice Impact Design

Panel Discussion | February 23 | 8 a.m. |  Online Webinar

 David Dewane, Impact Design Hub; Zoe Bezpalko, Autodesk Foundation; Sophi Martin, Blum Center for Developing Economies; Christian Benimana, African Design Centre, MASS Design Group

 Blum Center for Developing Economies, Engineering for Change, Impact Design Hub

International development actors—from students, to engineers architects, technologists and policy makers—are designing products and services more consciously than ever before. Their growing focus on user behavior, cultural norms, processes, and political context has helped make the design and delivery of novel, poverty alleviating solutions more effective. This shift reflects the rise of “impact...   More >

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Paris/Berkeley/Bonn/Zürich Analysis Seminar: Ruelle resonances for cusps

Seminar | February 23 | 9:10-10 a.m. | 238 Sutardja Dai Hall

 Yannick Bonthonneau, Université de Rennes

 Department of Mathematics

I will explain how ideas from Melrose and techniques from Dyatlov-Zworski can be merged to prove the existence of Ruelle spectrum for manifolds with cusps. This is joint work with T. Weich (Paderborn).

Water's Extreme Journey

Special Event | January 29 – April 30, 2017 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

Become a raindrop and go on an interactive adventure through a water-cycle-themed maze. Have fun riding the Watershed Zip Line, walk through a giant wetland, and snap a pic of your family "swimming" with the dolphins—all while developing a deeper understanding of your place in the water ecosystem.

$10–12 Water's Extreme Journey is included with your admission. Free for members.


Water's Extreme Journey at the Lawrence Hall of Science


Workshop | February 23 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | 808 Stanley Hall

 Berkeley Research Development Office

The NSF Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program is an NSF-wide activity that offers the National Science Foundation's most prestigious awards in support of junior faculty who exemplify the role of teacher-scholars through outstanding research, excellent education and the integration of education and research within the context of the mission of their organizations. The CAREER Award...   More >

  Make reservations online or or by emailing Erica Whitney at evwhitney@berkeley.edu by February 23.

ESPM 2017 Seminar Series - Alireza Pourreza

Seminar | February 23 | 12-1 p.m. | 132 Mulford Hall

 Alireza Pourreza, Kearney Research Station & UCR

 Dept. of Environmental Science, Policy, and Mgmt. (ESPM)

"Smart Orchard Monitoring, a Case Study of Citrus Disease Forecasting"

Research Colloquium: Dr. Osagie Obasogie and Zachary Newman

Colloquium | February 23 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Haviland Hall, Haviland Commons

 Social Welfare, School of

Title: Race, Respectability Politics, and Social Movements

Since its inception in July 2013, the Black Lives Matter Movement has tried to shift public discourse regarding police brutality and deadly use of force. What has been the impact? In this talk, we will discuss results from our research examining how officer involved civilian deaths have been reported in local news media,...   More >

Plastic and Accidental Students: A Study of Student Early Departure at a Leading University in Poland

Seminar | February 23 | 12-1 p.m. | Evans Hall, Library, Room 768

 Tomasz Zajac, Center For Studies in Higher Education, UC Berkeley

 Center for Studies in Higher Education

Despite success stories of higher education dropouts such as Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, or Mark Zuckerberg, student attrition is still commonly perceived as a problem. Non-completion bears costs for all stakeholders: students, institutions, and the state. As yet, there has been very little research on the matter of student persistence in Poland, a country that experienced huge expansion of higher...   More >

Breema: Moving Meditation for Caregivers (BEUHS168)

Workshop | February 23 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club

 Angela Porter, Oakland Breema Center

 Be Well at Work - Elder Care

This interactive self-care workshop will introduce Caregivers to Breema, a body centered meditation/mindfulness practice that creates an experience of relaxation, balance, and harmony. Practicing Breema supports physical and psychological flexibility, mental clarity, vitality, and emotional balance. Participants will engage in various movements, including gentle stretches, rhythmic movements, and...   More >

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Designated Subjects Adult Education and Career Technical Education Teaching Credentials Online Information Session

Information Session | February 23 | 12:15-1 p.m. |  Online

 UC Berkeley Extension

Find out how to succeed in a career teaching adults with diverse needs. Our classroom-based professional programs enable you to teach in adult education or career technical education, with or without a California Designated Subjects teaching credential.

  Register online

IB SEMINAR: Redox Biology: from Physiological Adaptation to Mechanisms of Disease

Seminar | February 23 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Jose Pablo Vazquez-Medina, University of Pennsylvania

 Department of Integrative Biology

Derived Algebraic Geometry Seminar: Shifted symplectic structures in derived algebraic geometry

Seminar | February 23 | 1-2 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Alex Takeda, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

The derived perspective in algebraic geometry allows us to define the notion of shifted symplectic structures, a generalization of symplectic structures to derived stacks. In this talk I will review the definitions and some theorems by Pantev, Toën, Vaquié and Vezzosi, and then proceed to examples. Most of the talk will be devoted to classes of examples of spaces carrying canonical shifted...   More >

Earth Week Planning Committee

Meeting | February 2 – April 27, 2017 every Thursday with exceptions | 1-2 p.m. | 102 Sproul Hall

 Student Environmental Resource Center

Interested in planning Earth Week 2017 at UC Berkeley? The Student Environmental Resource Center is (SERC) is recruiting individual students and student representatives from environmental and sustainability student organizations to join the Earth Week 2017 Planning Committee.

Meetings will be held weekly on Thursdays from 1pm-2pm in Sproul 102. Drop-ins are welcome.

Berkeley Summer Abroad - Madrid Info Session

Information Session | February 23 | 1:30-2:30 p.m. | 5303 Dwinelle Hall

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Come and learn about our Spanish language program in Madrid, Spain.

For more information, please visit http://studyabroad.berkeley.edu/summerabroad/madrid.

Managing Conflict Across Cultures

Workshop | February 23 | 1:30-4:30 p.m. | International House, Home Room

 Intercultural Trainers, Robertson Center for Intercultural Leadership

 International House

Conflict can get in the way of productivity and work satisfaction, and can even damage our relationships with colleagues. By taking an assessment called the Intercultural Conflict Style Inventory (complimentary) and participating in this workshop, participants will increase awareness of and develop skills for resolving differences.

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – December 30, 2018 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 >

Scholarship Information Session

Information Session | February 23 | 2-4 p.m. | 442 Stephens Hall

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Presenters from Berkeley Study Abroad and CIEE (a Berkeley/UCEAP study abroad partner organization) will be sharing information about a variety of scholarships available to Berkeley study abroad students. The space for this event is accessible by stairs only, please contact tpentz@berkeley.edu if you have any accessibility concerns.

The Trump Administration’s Northeast Asia Policy: History and Security

Conference/Symposium | February 23 | 2-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Northeast Asian History Foundation, Center for Korean Studies (CKS)

This conference addresses the challenges of contemporary Northeast Asian security, focusing on the implications of the Trump administration’s policies for the region.

Superpave Mix Design for Local Agencies

Workshop | February 21 – 23, 2017 every day | 2-4 p.m. |  Online

 Frank Farshidi, City of San Jose

 Technology Transfer Program

The SUPERPAVE mix design method is designed to replace the Hveem method. California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) started implementing the national SUPERPAVE standard for designing, specifying, and accepting pavement projects for all state jobs. The new mix design accounts for traffic loading and environmental conditions and includes a new method of evaluating the asphalt mixture. This...   More >

 This course is designed for engineers, state local agencies, consultants, contractors, maintenance supervisors, and quality control/assurance supervisors responsible for designing asphalt mixtures, material specifications, and quality control/quality assu

Student Applied Math Seminar: Mathematical Introduction to Many Body Perturbation Theory

Seminar | January 26 – March 23, 2017 every Thursday with exceptions | 2-3:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Lin Lin, University of California, Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

In this series of lectures, we discuss quantum many body perturbation theory from a mathematical perspective. The starting point is Feynman diagrams for Gaussian integrals. This only requires the knowledge of freshman calculus. Then assuming basic knowledge of quantum mechanics, we discuss Feynman diagrams for quantum statistical mechanics, and proceed to many body perturbation theory for...   More >

Seminar 251, Labor: CANCELED

Seminar | February 23 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall | Canceled

 John Van Reenen, MIT SLOAN

 Department of Economics

Three Short Films By Sergei Loznitsa

Film - Series | February 23 | 3:10 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

In conversation with Sergei Loznitsa and Critic Neil Young

Beautifully filmed, Life, Autumn presents a portrait of a small village in rural Russia, near the city of Smolensk, with its aging population. Despite the shortage of basic necessities, life carries on. In the strikingly visual, award-winning Factory, Loznitsa and his film crew observe the inner workings and rhythms at a factory...   More >

Free for Cal Student Film Pass holders | $7 BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students | $8 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, retirees; non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, 18 & under, disabled persons | $12 General admission

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DFT-based proxies for materials screening: Examples of phosphor hosts and magnetocalorics

Seminar | February 23 | 4-5 p.m. | 348 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Professor Ram Seshadri, UC Santa Barbara

 Materials Science and Engineering (MSE)

In the first part, I will address phosphors that play a key role in the now almost-mature solid-state white-lighting technologies based on combining a III-nitride-based near-UV or blue solid-state light source with down-conversion to longer wavelengths.[1] Almost all widely used phosphors comprise a crystalline oxide, nitride, or oxynitride host that is appropriately doped with either Ce3+ or...   More >

Dissecting the Role of Genomic Copy Number Alterations during Tumorigenesis

Seminar | February 23 | 4-5 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center

 **Teresa Davoli**, Harvard Medical School

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Bio-Tech Connect: Networking with industry

Career Fair | February 23 | 4-6 p.m. | Stanley Hall, atrium

 Bioengineering (BioE)

Meet representatives from local biotech companies, large and small! All majors and levels welcome. Some will be recruiting, some just want to meet you. Bring your questions, bring your resumes. Hosted by the Department of Bioengineering and the Bioengineering Honor Society.
RSVP at http://bioeng.berkeley.edu/event/networking-with-industry

Towards a Theory of Safe and Interactive Autonomy

Seminar | February 23 | 4-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, HP Auditorium (306)

 Dorsa Sadigh, Ph.D. Candidate, University of California, Berkeley

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Today’s society is rapidly advancing towards cyber-physical systems (CPS) that interact and collaborate with humans. The safety-critical nature of these systems requires us to provide provably correct guarantees about their performance in interaction with humans. The goal of my research is to enable such human-cyber-physical systems (h-CPS) to be safe and interactive.

Arts in the Afternoon: Pianist Sarah Cahill - "Chaconnes Through the Centuries"

Performing Arts - Music | February 23 | 4-6 p.m. | Women's Faculty Club, Lucy Ward Stebbins Lounge

 Sarah Cahill

 Women's Faculty Club

Pianist Sarah Cahill presents a tour de force performance of "Chaconnes Through the Centuries." Cahill is a magical performer who transmits the soul and essence of the music. Includes music from composers including Handel, de la Guerre, Blow, Purcell and Gubaiduluna.

  Make reservations by calling Front Desk at 510-642-4175, or by emailing Front Desk at womensfacultyclub@gmail.com by February 22.

Bowen Lectures: Lecture 2 : Attaching Galois representations to automorphic forms, and vice versa - recent progress

Lecture | February 23 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Michael Harris, Columbia University

 Department of Mathematics

Most of the Galois representations whose properties can be studied are obtained by analyzing the cohomology of Shimura varieties, and of the moduli spaces (stacks) of shtukas, which are families of vector bundles over curves over finite fields with extra structure.

Berkeley Summer Abroad - Paris Info Session

Information Session | February 23 | 5-6 p.m. | 4125 Dwinelle Hall

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Come and learn about our French language program in Paris, France!

For more information, please visit http://studyabroad.berkeley.edu/summerabroad/paris.

Religious Realignments in the Trump Era

Lecture | February 23 | 5-7 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 Daniel Steinmetz-Jenkins, Berkeley Postdoctoral Fellow in Public Theology, UC Berkeley

 Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion

The success of populist movements in Western Europe and the United States has created conditions for the formation of new coalitions between religious groups and political ideologies that once stood hostile to each other. We are now experiencing a convergence between the political views of conservative Evangelicals in the United States and so called traditionalists in Russia.

The Wheel of Time: Tibetan Thoughts on the Buddha’s Anno Nirvanae: 2017 Khyentse Lecture

Lecture | February 23 | 5-6:30 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room

 Professor Leonard van der Kuijp, Harvard University

 Center for Buddhist Studies

Although fairly long in coming, the Christian calendar began with the year in which Jesus was allegedly born. And Dionysius Exiguus (6thc.) was the first to introduce the notion of A[nno]D[omini], the birth year of the Christ. Famously, the British monk Bede (672‑735) went so far as to deduce in his De temporum ratione of 725, an elaboration of his earlier Liber de temporibus of 703, that...   More >

Ayesha Siddiqa | Pakistan: Civil-Military Relations in a Changing Domestic, Regional and Global Environment

Lecture | February 23 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conference Room)

 Ayesha Siddiqa, Independent political and defence analyst

 Munis Faruqui, Associate Professor in the Department of South and Southeast Asian Studies

 Institute for South Asia Studies, The Berkeley Pakistan Initiative

Talk by Independent political and defense analyst from Pakistan, Ayesha Siddiqa/

Beyond Coverage: After the ACA

Lecture | February 23 | 5-7 p.m. | 150 University Hall

 Shannon Brownlee, Senior Vice President, Lown Institute

 Public Health, School of, Graduate School of Journalism

Join Shannon Brownlee, a nationally known writer and essayist, for a discussion about the national conversation we need once we are done talking about the Affordable Care Act.

  Register online

Career Connections Series: Medicine

Social Event | February 23 | 5:30-8 p.m. |  Career Center (2440 Bancroft Way)

 Career Center

CAA has teamed up with the UC Berkeley Career Center to help students make connections and gain clarity in their career pursuits.

We are seeking a diverse group of approximately 15-20 doctors, surgeons, nurse practitioners, veterinarians, etc. to represent the variety of professional pathways available to pre-med Cal students.

The event require no prep—simply chat with interested students,...   More >

  RSVP online by February 16.

Parsing vision: Sather Classical Lectures

Lecture | February 23 | 6 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Mary Margaret McCabe, King's College London

 Department of Classics

The third lecture in the 2017 Sather series "Seeing and Saying: Plato on Virtue and Knowledge"

EA Info-Session and Tech Talk

Information Session | February 23 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Join Polina Gouskova from the Digital Platform team for a discussion about the business: "Machine Learning - It's in the Game!". Meet EA reps, eat free pizza, and win prizes!! Also bring your resumes, EA is hiring.

To Aleppo Gone: An Evening of Syrian Culture

Performing Arts - Other | February 23 | 6:30-9 p.m. |  The Back Room | Tickets sold out

 1984 Bonita Ave

 Ahmad Diab, Assistant Professor, Department of Near Eastern Studies

 Omar Offendum

Golden Thread Productions

DisOriental: Berkeley's MENA Music Ensemble

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Poetry reading from Berkeley faculty, stage reading of Mohammad al-Attar, performance by spoken word artist Omar Offendum, and music by members of Disoriental: Berkeley's MENA Music Ensemble.

  Sold out. Sold Out

Austerlitz | Sergei Loznitsa | Germany, 2016

Film - Feature | February 23 | 7:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

In conversation with Sergei Loznitsa and Critic Neil Young

* Bay Area Premiere

Filmed on the territory of former concentration camps at Sachsenhausen in Germany, Austerlitz (which takes its title from the final masterpiece by the great novelist W. G. Sebald) is an observation of visitors to the memorial sites there. “One of the biggest mysteries of such places is the motive that...   More >

Free for Cal Student Film Pass holders | $7 BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students | $8 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, retirees; non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, 18 & under, disabled persons | $12 General admission

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Memoria Del Silencio En El PaÍs De La Eterna Primavera: Tdps Workshop

Performing Arts - Theater | February 22 – 23, 2017 every day | 8-10 p.m. | Z170 Zellerbach Hall

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

MEMORIA DEL SILENCIO is a TDPS Workshop (work-in-progress) written by undergraduate Linda Girón.

MEMORIA DEL SILENCIO EN EL PAÍS DE LA ETERNA PRIMAVERA is an original play that explores the relationship between memory, trauma and how these wounds can leave a mark that flows deeper than blood. Set in the land of eternal spring, in a town where the population of ghosts outnumber the living,...   More >

Exhibits and Ongoing Events

Protecting the New Wonderland: The Origins of the National Park Service

Exhibit - Artifacts | February 26, 2016 – April 1, 2017 every day | Bancroft Library, Rowell Cases & 2nd floor corridor between The Bancroft Library and Doe Library

 Bancroft Library

Signed by President Woodrow Wilson in August 1916, the Organic Act created the National Park Service, the federal bureau that protects our national parks and monuments. Several UC Berkeley alumni with conservationist interests and the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco played key roles in its development. This exhibition explores the origins of the NPS with materials...   More >

Beyond Tintin and Superman: The Diversity of Global Comics

Exhibit - Multimedia | September 19, 2016 – April 23, 2017 every day | Doe Library, Bernice Layne Brown Gallery


You are invited to this exhibit of comics and graphic novels owned by the UC Berkeley Library. These materials often reflect the socioeconomic, ideological and political realities of the societies in which they are produced. To highlight these diverse realities, and to celebrate our differences, this exhibit presents a selection of comics and graphic novels published in many countries.

We...   More >

Guerra Civil at 80

Exhibit - Artifacts | September 1, 2016 – July 1, 2017 every day | Bancroft Library, 2nd floor corridor between The Bancroft Library and Doe Library

 Bancroft Library

Marking the 80th anniversary of the beginning of the Spanish Civil War, the exhibition Guerra Civil @ 80 features selections from The Bancroft Library's Veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade, Bay Area Post records and photographic collections, along with posters, books, pamphlets, and other ephemera. A visual and textual display of the struggle to defend the Second Spanish Republic, the...   More >

Andy Warhol: Still Lifes and Portraits

Exhibit - Multimedia | November 23, 2016 – March 12, 2017 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

A prominent figure of the American Pop Art movement, Andy Warhol (1928–1987) was one of the first to integrate fine art with celebrity culture, media spectacle, and mass production. This exhibition presents a selection of new gifts to BAMPFA from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, on view here for the first time, alongside previous gifts to the collection. The prints on display span...   More >

 Free for BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students, faculty, staff, retirees; 18 & under + guardian $10 Non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons $12 General admission

War Ink: California Veterans Exhibit

Exhibit - Photography | November 1, 2016 – May 1, 2017 every day | Doe Library, Brown Gallery (east wing)

 Cal Veteran Services Center

Photographs from the celebrated War Ink Project will be on display in Berkeley’s Doe Library in November. The exhibit features striking images of tattoos that express the impact of combat experiences on California veterans. Jason Deitch, co-creator of War Ink and a Cal veteran, hopes the display will “bridge the divide between the veterans and civilian communities.” The project is “both exhibit...   More >

Hippie Modernism: Cinema and Counterculture, 1964–1974

Exhibit - Multimedia | February 11 – May 13, 2017 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Cinema’s radical streak goes back to its earliest beginnings, but the period explored in Hippie Modernism: The Struggle for Utopia was an unusually fertile time for politically charged, aesthetically innovative filmmaking. Encompassing documentary, fiction, and experimental cinema—often in the course of a single feature—the films in this series intersected with and...   More >

 Free for BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students, faculty, staff, retirees; 18 & under + guardian | $10 Non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons | $12 General admission

Designs from a Distance

Exhibit - Artifacts | January 30 – May 19, 2017 every day | 210 Wurster Hall

 Environmental Design, College of

CLOSES May 19. This exhibit features design and planning projects on six continents by architects based in the San Francisco Bay Area and held by the Environmental Design Archives.

Literatura de Cordel in Moffitt Library

Exhibit - Artifacts | February 16 – June 30, 2017 every day |  Moffitt Undergraduate Library


This exhibition highlights a collection of Brazilian chapbooks or Literatura
de Cordel in the Moffitt Library. These chapbooks are still produced for
mass consumption in the Northeastern Brazil. These are called literature de
cordel as they are hung from a cord in the book-stands so that the consumers
can browse them and select them according to their desires. There are
several themes that...   More >

Los Calendarios: Chicano Art Posters

Exhibit - Artifacts | February 17 – March 6, 2017 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 30 Stephens Hall

 Ethnic Studies Library

The blue walls of the Ethnic Studies Library display the work of eleven Chicana/o artists, including Patricia Rodriguez, Francisco X. Camplis, Jose Montoya, Irene Perez, etc. There are 8 works from 1975 and 3 from 1977, so these are part of the Chicano Movement era. Each piece is a political, social or artistic statement while providing a calendar month as well. Display is available for viewing...   More >

I-Tal-Yah: An Island of Divine Dew: Italian Crossroads in Jewish Culture

Exhibit - Artifacts | August 30, 2016 – June 30, 2017 every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way), Warren Hellman & Charles Michael Galleries

 Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

Never before the creation of the State of Israel did Jews of so many origins live together, and in such a stimulating environment, as they did in the land they soon started calling in Hebrew i-tal-yah, an “Island of Divine Dew”. The exhibition highlights Italian Jewish art and artifacts from The Magnes Collection.

The Power of Attention: Magic and Meditation in Hebrew "shiviti" Manuscript Art

Exhibit - Artifacts | January 24 – June 23, 2017 every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. |  Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)

 Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

Created from the early-modern period and into the present, shiviti manuscripts are found in Hebrew prayer books, ritual textiles, and on the walls of synagogues and homes throughout the Jewish diaspora. Wrestling with ways to externalize the presence of God in Jewish life, these documents center upon the graphic representation of God's ineffable four-letter Hebrew name, the Tetragrammaton, and...   More >

From the Photographer’s Archive: Roman Vishniac

Exhibit - Photography | January 24 – June 20, 2017 every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. |  Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)

 Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

The work of Roman Vishniac (1897-1990), a Russian-born photographer, most notable for his documentary photographs of Jewish life in Eastern Europe in the years immediately preceding its destruction, has been celebrated in exhibitions and publications since the 1940s. Following the photographer's death, his daughter, Mara Vishniac Kohn, became the executor of Roman Vishniac’s estate. In 2007, the...   More >