Thursday, March 2, 2017
Conference/Symposium | March 2 – 3, 2017 every day | Conference Center, UC Davis
The MLGH Conference brings together a multidisciplinary group of scholars and scientists for two exciting days of exploration and debate on the interrelated issues of labor migration, occupational health, and economics.
International migration is a phenomenon that involves 244 million people worldwide, most of whom move in search of work and wellbeing. Migration is projected to increase in the... More >
Meeting | December 1, 2016 – December 7, 2017 the first Thursday of the month every month | 7:30-8:30 a.m. | Au Coquelet Cafe, (backroom)
Berkeley Communicators Toastmasters Club
Find out how to improve your public speaking skills and build confidence through the Toastmaster.
If you have wanted to improve your communication skills, practice public speaking and leadership, but find it difficult to do on your own, this is the place for you.
Meetings: 1st and 3rd Thursday 7:30am - 8:30am every month
Free street parking and close to Downtown Berkeley BART
Course | March 2 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | University Hall, Room 24
Synopsis: An intermediate workshop that explores the pre-award processes for analyzing requests for proposals, proposal preparation and assembly, submitting a proposal for institutional review via Phoebe, and submission to sponsor.
Workshop | March 2 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden
Come spend the day with renowned botanical artist Catherine Watters. In this workshop you will focus on drawing and painting seeds and seed vessels - remarkable structures worth documenting! Class is suitable for the beginner and advanced artist alike.
$90 Adult, $85 Garden Members
Special Event | January 29 – April 30, 2017 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | Lawrence Hall of Science
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 dolphinsall 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.
Special Event | February 2 – December 7, 2017 the first Thursday of the month every month | 11 a.m.-7 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
First Thursdays are a great time to visit BAMPFA. The galleries are free all day and we offer guided exhibition tours.
free admission to the galleries
Immigration Planning in an Era of Change -- President Trumps Executive Orders and Post OPT Visa Options for Innovators, Investors and Entrepreneurs
Presentation | March 2 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | International House, Sproul Room
Bernard Wolfsdorf, Attorney at Law, Wolfsdorf Rosenthal LLP
Bernard Wolfsdorf, a California State Bar Specialist in Immigration Law will discuss immigration strategic planning for students, staff and faculty. Mr. Wolfsdorf is past President of the American Immigration Lawyers Association and will provide insight into the Trump Administration's restrictive thinking on immigration, including new Executive Orders and likely new legislation. This presentation... More >
Seminar | March 2 | 12-1 p.m. | 560 Evans Hall
Jozsef Fiser, Central European University
The notion of interpreting cortical operations as probabilistic computation has been steadily gaining ground in neuroscience, and with the emergence of the PPC-based and sampling-based frameworks, now there exist clear theoretical alternatives of how such computation might happen in the brain. Nevertheless, a number of crucial issues necessary to make these frameworks biologically... More >
Workshop | March 2 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services
TBA, University Health Services
The Myers- Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) can help you understand your preferred work style and how it relates to specific careers and work roles.
Seminar | March 2 | 12-1 p.m. | 132 Mulford Hall
Scott Fendorf, Huffington Professor of Earth Science, Stanford University
"The Asian Water Crisis: Processes Responsible for the Largest Mass Poisoning in History"
Colloquium | March 2 | 12-1 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, Academic Innovation Studio, Dwinelle 117
As a means to accommodate the projected growth of eligible students, the University of California opened its tenth campus in 2005. The long-range goal for the University of California, Merced embraced a vision of a full-service research university that would serve 25,000 students at full capacity. Todays challenge is how to meet those ambitious expectations in an era of diminished state support... More >
Seminar | March 2 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building
Chelsea Specht: "The evolution of form and function: Linking genetic and phenotypic diversity", University of California, Berkeley; Noah Whiteman: "Breaking bad: Invasion of living plants in the Drosophilidae", University of California, Berkeley
Lecture | March 2 | 12:45-2 p.m. | 110 Boalt Hall, School of Law
International Criminal Court Investigator
Join the Human Rights Center for a discussion with an ICC investigator on the use of and potential for open source investigationsthe combing of publicly accessible resources like Facebook, Twitter, and YouTubeto get legal accountability for war crimes, crimes against humanity and
genocide. This spring, HRC will host three tech events at UC
Berkeley with leading experts in the field speaking... More >
Derived Algebraic Geometry Seminar: Shifted symplectic structures in derived algebraic geometry (part 2)
Seminar | March 2 | 1-2 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall
Alex Takeda, UC Berkeley
This is a continuation of last week's talk. 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... More >
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org... More >
Workshop | March 2 | 3-5 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall
Emily Harden, Office for the Protection of Human Subjects; Jason Silva, Office for the Protection of Human Subjects
Sean Burns, Director, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships
Featured Speaker: Emily Harden, Office for the Protection of Human Subjects
Featured Speaker: Jason Silva, Office for the Protection of Human Subjects
Moderator: Sean Burns, Director, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships
Sponsor: Office of Undergraduate Research
This workshop is designed for undergraduates who are seeking to do independent research involving human participants.... More >
Presentation | March 2 | 3-5 p.m. | 820 Barrows Hall
Clair Brown, Professor of Economics and Director of the Center for Work, Technology, and Society
Please join us as Clair Brown, Professor of Economics and Director of the Center for Work, Technology, and Society at UC Berkeley, will discuss her new book, Buddhist Economics: An Enlightened Approach to the Dismal Science.
Colloquium | March 2 | 3-4:30 p.m. | Faculty Club, Heyns Room
Walter Scheidel, Professor of Classics and History, Stanford University
Emmanuel Saenz, Professor of Economics, UC Berkeley; Gabriel Zucman, Professor of Economics, UC Berkeley; Gregory Clark, Professor of Economics, UC Davis
A colloquium with Walter Scheidel,
Professor of Classics and History, Stanford University.
The UC Berkeley community and the public are welcome.
Admission is free but registration is required
Seminar | March 2 | 4-5 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center
**Yao Chen**, Harvard University
Seminar | March 2 | 4-5 p.m. | 348 Hearst Memorial Mining Building
Professor Matthias Scheffler, Theory Department of the Fritz Haber Institute
Different industrial products require materials with very low thermal conductivity, e.g. thermal-barrier coatings in turbines or thermoelectric materials, or high thermal conductivity, e.g. semiconductor technology and heterogeneous catalysis. However, an ab initio theory that can describe materials belonging to the whole range of such thermal conductivities was lacking so far. Recently we... More >
Lecture | March 2 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 691 Barrows Hall
Prof. Leigh Raiford, African American Studies); Prof. Heiki Raphael-Hernandez, University of Maryland
The Center for Race & Gender Thursday Forum Series presents...
Migrating the Black Body: The African Diaspora and Visual Culture
A roundtable with Prof. Leigh Raiford, African American Studies) and Prof. Heiki Raphael-Hernandez, University of Maryland
Migrating the Black Body explores how visual media-from painting to photography, from global independent cinema to Hollywood movies, from... More >
Lecture | March 2 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall
Katrina Dodson, translator of The Complete Stories by Clarice Lispector and awardee of Pen Translation Prize discusses Lispectormania
Workshop | March 2 | 4-7 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Drop by our art study centers on Free First Thursday and get an up-close view of some of the treasures (and occasional oddities) of the BAMPFA collections, laid out on the five tables in the seminar area. On view in this session: Lewis Carrolls tiny portrait of bored little girl Xie Kitchin; Julia Margaret Camerons romantic photograph Elaine, from Idylls of the King; a witty Buson fan painting... More >
Admission to this event is free
Colloquium | March 2 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall | Note change in date
Shouwu Zhang, Princeton
I will talk about my recent joint work with Xinyi Yuan on an averaged version of Colmez’ conjecture with applications to the Andre-Oort conjecture, and discuss some related work by Zhiwei Yun and Wei Zhang on high derivatives of L-functions over function fields.
Williamson Seminar on Institutional Analysis: "1984 or the Brave New World? Evidence from a Field Experiment on Media Censorship in China"
Seminar | March 2 | 4:10-6 p.m. | Haas School of Business, C325 Cheit Hall
Part of the Haas School's Oliver E. Williamson Seminar on Institutional Analysis
Lives of the Great Languages: Cosmopolitan Languages in the Medieval Mediterranean: 2017 Marie G. Ringrose Graduate Lecture
Lecture | March 2 | 5-7 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall
Karla Mallette, University of Michigan
Department of Italian Studies, Department of English, Department of Ethnic Studies, Department of Geography, Department of Linguistics, Near Eastern Studies, Department of Spanish & Portuguese, Medieval Studies Program, The Program in Romance Languages and Literatures, Center for Middle Eastern Studies
The Ringrose Lecture, begun in 1998, features a distinguished scholar in some aspect of Italian Studies chosen by a committee of UCB graduate students, who also organize and run the event. The lecture is one of many department activities made possible by the generous contributions of Marie G. Ringrose, a UCB alumna.
Lecture | March 2 | 5-6:30 p.m. | Moffitt Undergraduate Library, 340, BCNM Commons
Kavita Philip, University of California Irvine
Pirates who threaten to invert power relations through appropriating things less tangible than ships and bodies have become a growing concern for the managers of twenty-first-century economic globalization. Appropriating, modifying and sharing a range of less concrete but equally crucial objects, intellectual property robbers today traffic in images, music, and software. Although business... More >
Lecture | March 2 | 5-7 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Tilden Room
Eli Clare, Author, Brilliant Imperfection: Grappling with Cure
Join writer and activist Eli Clare as he grapples with this knot of contradictions, maintaining that neither an anti-cure politics nor a pro-cure worldview can account for the messy, complex relationships we have with our body-minds.
Lecture | March 2 | 5-7 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, 4229 - French Department Library
Jacqueline Cerquiglini-Toulet, Professor Emerita of the University of Paris-Sorbonne
Seminar | March 2 | 5:15-6:15 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall
Yong Sheng Soh, California Institute of Technology
Regularization techniques are widely employed in the solution of inverse problems in data analysis and scientific computing due to their effectiveness in addressing difficulties due to ill-posedness. In their most common manifestation, these methods take the form of penalty functions added to the objective in optimization-based approaches for solving inverse problems. The purpose of the penalty... More >
Migrating the Black Body: The African Diaspora and Visual Culture: A Roundtable with Prof. Leigh Raiford and Prof. Heiki Raphael-Hernandez
Reading - Nonfiction | March 2 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Ethnic Studies Library (30 Stephens Hall)
Dr. Leigh Raiford, Chair and Associate Professor of African American Studies, Department of African American & African Diaspora Studies, UC Berkeley; Dr. Heike Raphael-Hernandez, Professor of English, University of Maryland in Europe
Migrating the Black Body explores how visual media-from painting to photography, from global independent cinema to Hollywood movies, from posters and broadsides to digital media, from public art to graphic novels-has shaped diasporic imaginings of the individual and collective self. How is the travel of black bodies reflected in reciprocal black images? How is blackness forged and remade through... More >
Film - Documentary | March 2 | 5:30 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall
Flood in Ba'ath Country (2003, Omar Amiralay)
Contemporary Syrian Documentaries
curated by Nathalie Khankan (Near Eastern Studies)
in partnership with the Arab Film Festival
Part of "To Aleppo Gone:" Syrian Culture Today, series of programs exploring the arts in Syria.
Film - Documentary | March 2 | 6-9 p.m. | 101 Moffitt Undergraduate Library
Food Stamped highlights the lives of a couple living on a food stamp budget, the struggles they face, the adversities they overcome, and the bigger picture of what the US food stamp program entails.
Information Session | March 2 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430-8)
Join Micron at the forefront of technology's next evolution. Micron Technology is a world leader in memory and semiconductor technology offering the industry's broadest portfolio of silicon-to-semiconductor solutions.
We're hiring in the following majors: EE, CS, Chemical, Physics, IEOR, Materials Science, and Mechanical.
Refreshments will be provided as well as a raffle for a Crucial SSD.
Film - Documentary | March 2 | 6-8:30 p.m. | 101 Moffitt Undergraduate Library
Yoav Potash, Filmmaker
Sophia Lorenzi, Program Manager, Real Food Real Stories
Join us for the screening of the film documentary "Food Stamped" with a presentation by Real Food Real Stories! This is the program of the event:
- 6:00-6:20 PM: Food prepared by FEED officers will be provided
- 6:20-6:30 PM: Presentation by Real Food Real Stories
- 6:30-7:40 PM: Viewing of "Food Stamped" Documentary film
- 7:40-8:30 PM: Q&A with the filmmaker Yoav Potash!
Presented by... More >
Lecture | March 2 | 6 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall
Mary Margaret McCabe, King's College London
The fourth lecture in the 2017 Sather series "Seeing and Saying: Plato on Virtue and Knowledge"
Lecture | March 2 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)
What do we mean by home? In Drawn From Water, American Jewish writer Dina Elenbogen explores her thirty-year friendship with Ethiopian Jewish immigrants in Israel as they struggle in a new country while dealing with her own desire to join them there.
Film - Feature | March 2 | 7 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Wood Moy, Marc Hayashi, Lauren Chew, Peter Wang,
Following its local premiere at BAMPFA and critical acclaim at New Directors/New Films, this groundbreaking independent hit inspired generations of filmmakers and was named to the National Film Registry. Today it still seems fresh, intelligent, inventive. Playing with the pleasures and conceits of film noir, Wang imbues his irreverent... 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
Exhibits and Ongoing Events
Exhibit - Artifacts | February 26, 2016 – April 1, 2017 every day | Bancroft Library, Rowell Cases & 2nd floor corridor between The Bancroft Library and Doe 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 >
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 >
Exhibit - Artifacts | September 1, 2016 – July 1, 2017 every day | Bancroft Library, 2nd floor corridor between The Bancroft Library and Doe 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 >
Exhibit - Multimedia | November 23, 2016 – March 12, 2017 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
A prominent figure of the American Pop Art movement, Andy Warhol (19281987) 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
Exhibit - Photography | November 1, 2016 – May 1, 2017 every day | Doe Library, Brown Gallery (east wing)
Photographs from the celebrated War Ink Project will be on display in Berkeleys 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 >
Exhibit - Multimedia | February 11 – May 13, 2017 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Cinemas 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 cinemaoften in the course of a single featurethe 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
Exhibit - Artifacts | January 30 – May 19, 2017 every day | 210 Wurster Hall
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.
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 >
Exhibit - Artifacts | February 17 – March 6, 2017 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 30 Stephens Hall
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 >
Exhibit - Multimedia | March 1 – October 1, 2017 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
BAMPFAs current commission for the Art Wall showcases the work of Lawrence Weiner, a central figure of Conceptual art. Like many other artists working in the late 1960s and 70s, Weiner is deeply interested in methods of display that challenge the assumption that the work of art exists as a discrete object in the physical world.
Weiner decisively turned to language as the material object for... More >
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
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.
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)
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 >
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)
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 Vishniacs estate. In 2007, the... More >