<< Saturday, March 04, 2017 >>

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Men's Track & Field vs. California Outdoor Opener

Sport - Intercollegiate - Track & Field | March 4 |  Edwards Track Stadium

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Men's Track & Field hosts California Outdoor Opener at Edwards Stadium.

California Transportation Planning Conference

Conference/Symposium | March 3 – 5, 2017 every day |  Walnut Creek Marriott

 2355 North Main Street, Walnut Creek, CA

 Technology Transfer Program

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), in partnership with the Institute of Transportation Studies (ITS) at University of California, Berkeley present the: 2017 California Transportation Planning Conference, Partnering for Sustainable Transportation: Meeting the Challenge Now and Into the Future.

This three-day conference will provide attendees the opportunity to interact...   More >

 This conference is open to all. We want to especially extend an invitation to those associated with Caltrans (employees, partners, affiliates) as well as those involved in the development and planning of transportation around the state of California.

Women's Track & Field vs. California Outdoor Opener

Sport - Intercollegiate - Track & Field | March 4 |  Edwards Track Stadium

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Women's Track & Field hosts California Outdoor Opener at Edwards Stadium.

Encounters and Reimaginings: Medieval Scandinavia and the World

Conference/Symposium | March 3 – 4, 2017 every day | 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. | International House, Sproul Rooms

 Marianne Kalinke, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

 Department of Scandinavian, Norway House Foundation, Townsend Center for the Humanities, Institute of European Studies, Department of English, Department of Spanish & Portuguese, Department of German, Medieval Studies Program, Celtic Studies Program, Graduate Assembly

From the shores of Vínland to the halls of Byzantium, the Norse traveled widely and encountered many cultures – which in turn influenced Norse society at home. Traces of these journeys can be found in the archaeological record, saga narratives, and modern interpretations thereof. Moreover, continental ideas and literary forms—from romances to saints’ lives—informed Scandinavian intellectual and...   More >

Contextualizing and Confronting the Effects of Complex Trauma on Youth Development:: Understanding Youth Trauma and Cultivating Resilience

Conference/Symposium | March 4 | 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. | Gym First Presbyterian Church

 2407 Dana St, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Dr. Jeff Duncan-Andrade, Associate Professor of Raza Studies and Education, San Francisco State University

 Dr. Daniela Kaufer, Professor of Integrative Biology, UC Berkeley; Dr. Darlene Francis, Professor of Public Health and Neuroscience, UC Berkeley

 Critical Trauma Working Group

This 1-day free conference is focused on understanding and addressing childhood trauma through a critical lens. It is geared to students, researchers, community practitioners, and community members, including youth.

$0

  Registration opens January 30. Register online by March 1.

Project Kickoff Conference: The Middle Ages in the Wider World

Conference/Symposium | March 4 | 9 a.m.-7 p.m. | 220 Stephens Hall

 Carol Symes, Professor of Medieval & Global Studies, University of Illinois

 Joaneath Spicer, Curator, Walters Art Museum; Asad Ahmed, Professor of Near Eastern Studies, UC Berkeley; Geoffrey Koziol, Professor of History, UC Berkeley; Nicolas Tackett, Associate Professor of History, UC Berkeley

 Ignacio Navarrete, Professor of Spanish, UC Berkeley

 Medieval Studies Program

Day-long conference initiating a new UC Multicampus Research Project on "The Middle Ages in the Wider World" aiming to foster research and pedagogical innovation connecting and comparing Eurasia, Africa, the Americas, and Europe from 500 to 1500 CE. Townsend Center for the Humanities, March 4, 2017 9am-7pm, general public welcome

Short Course 2017

Seminar | March 4 | 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. | 2050 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Lisa White, University of California Museum of Paleontology

 Museum of Paleontology

New insights on Dinosaur Diversity, Growth and Development

Cal R.A.D. Self-defense for Women* Training: Training 1

Workshop | March 4 | 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. | Foothill Student Housing, Foothill Assembly Room

 Christine Ambrosio, CalRAD

 Gender Equity Resource Center

The R.A.D. System is a 9-12 hour comprehensive, women-only course that begins with risk awareness and progresses to the basics of hands-on defense training (http://www.rad-systems.com). Please wear comfortable clothing and athletic shoes. Bring a pen for taking notes, a towel, water and food for yourself.

This event is the 1st of 2 training sessions, with the second training on 3/11/2016.

*...   More >

 No children under 14 y/o.

$10 - $20 $10 with Cal ID $20 without

  Enrollment opens September 1. Enroll online or by calling Justin Crosby at 3103510342, or by emailing Justin Crosby at justincrosby@berkeley.edu by September 26.

GLOBE in the Science Classroom

Workshop | March 4 | 9-11:30 a.m. |  Chabot Space and Science Center

 10000 Skyline Blvd., Oakland, CA

 Tracy Ostrom, CCASN

 Professional Development for Educators

This event will be be held at Chabot Space and Science Center at their FEAST (Fun Exchange of Activities for Science Teachers). The 2.5 hour workshop if free.

Sick Plant Clinic

Special Event | February 4, 2017 – December 7, 2019 the first Saturday of the month every month with exceptions | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join the Garden for our monthly Sick Plant Clinic and find out which diseases ail your plants. Entomologists are also available to identify the pests that are living in your plants too! Please cover plants and disease samples in containers or bags before entering the Garden.

BERKELEY CLINIC DIAGNOSES RESIDENTS' PLANTS
Lauren Reed-Guy, Chronicle Staff Writer
San Francisco Chronicle June...   More >

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.

 http://www.lawrencehallofscience.org/visit/hours_cost_location.

Water's Extreme Journey at the Lawrence Hall of Science

Critter Corner

Workshop | December 31, 2016 – May 27, 2017 every Saturday | 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | Lawrence Hall of Science, Niche Classroom

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

What is it like to live underwater? How does it feel to warm yourself on a rock? Get an introduction to the living world by meeting small mammals, reptiles, and arthropods. In the Critter Corner, which is perfect for ages 8 and under, you can observe how animals move, feel, and eat. Read stories and role-play with toy animals and habitats so that you can better understand animal life.

Animal Discovery Room at the Lawrence Hall of Science

The Great Transmission | Pema Gellek | US, Tibet, India, 2015

Film - Documentary | March 4 | 1 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Screening weekly in Theater Two, this award-winning documentary is the story of one Tibetan refugee lama and his efforts to preserve the sacred texts of his tradition. Witnessing the disintegration of his heritage, Tarthang Tulku dedicated his life to restoring a text tradition that was nearly lost during the turbulence of the twentieth century. Working with a handful of volunteers, he would...   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

  Buy tickets online

Seeds for Color: Natural Dyes

Workshop | March 4 | 1-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Learn how to dye with seeds. We'll be using Annatto, Acorns, Avocado, and Hopi Black Dye Sunflower to create a variety of shades.

$90, $75 members

  Register online or by calling 510-664-9841, or by emailing gardenprograms@berkeley.edu

Cal Men's Lacrosse Society: Family Tailgate

Social Event | March 4 | 1:30-2:45 p.m. | Maxwell Family Field, Plaza just outside Maxwell Field parking lot

 Cal Men's Lacrosse Society

Join the Cal Men's Lacrosse Society and parent Boosters for a family-friendly tailgate on March 4. We'll gather about an hour or so prior to the game for lunch and beverages.

  RSVP by emailing Matt Currie at mcurrie@cmcommercialinc.com

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 >

Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo

Performing Arts - Dance | March 4 | 2 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Cal Performances

The "unspeakably talented" (Calgary Herald) all-male ballet troupe affectionately known as the "Trocks" traffics deliriously and artfully in "the ridiculous and the sublime" (Financial Times). The troupe performs a sophisticated form of ballet parody, en travesti, and recently celebrated 40 years as an internationally adored cultural phenomenon.

starting at $36

  Tickets go on sale August 9. Buy tickets by calling 510-642-9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Baseball vs. Gonzaga - Game 1

Sport - Intercollegiate - Baseball/Softball | March 4 | 2:05 p.m. |  Evans Field

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Baseball hosts Gonzaga - Game 1 at Evans Diamond.

L'argent | Robert Bresson | France, 1983

Film - Feature | March 4 | 5:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Introduction and Post-screening Discussion by Tony Pipolo.

FEATURING
Christian Patey, Sylvie Van Den Elsen, Michel Briguet, Caroline Lang,

Bresson is probably the most stringent stylist that narrative cinema has yet produced, the French cinema’s brilliant monomaniac. He forces total concentration: scenes are enacted and assembled without differing degrees of emphasis. Whatever inspires...   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

  Buy tickets online

Cal Octet Alumni Club: 69th Year Reunion

Social Event | March 4 | 5:30-10 p.m. |  Alumni House

 Cal Octet Alumni Club

Join us for dinner and catch alumni performances and a preview of the Octet Spring Show.

$32; members graduating before 2007
$22; members graduating in or after 2007

Our registration deadline is Friday, February 24th, 2017.

Rally your members today and celebrate with us in March!

$$32; members graduating before 2007 $22; members graduating in or after 2007

  Buy tickets online

Baseball vs. Gonzaga - Game 2

Sport - Intercollegiate - Baseball/Softball | March 4 | 6:05 p.m. |  Evans Field

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Baseball hosts Gonzaga - Game 2 at Evans Diamond.

Men's Gymnastics Cal Benefit Cup: Air Force

Sport - Intercollegiate - Gymnastics | March 4 | 7 p.m. |  Haas Pavilion

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Men's Gymnastics hosts the Cal Benefit Cup at Haas Pavilion.

Polaroid Stories: TDPS Theater Production

Performing Arts - Theater | March 4 | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Playhouse

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

Based on real life stories of street kids, and drawing from Ovid’s Metamorphoses myths, Naomi Iizuka’s Polaroid Stories blends poetry and profanity to explore how young people pushed to the edge of society come to understand their lives amid anger, love both lost and found, violence, homelessness, ambition, and addiction.

 No children under 18.

Takács Quartet: Beethoven: The Complete String Quartets

Performing Arts - Music | March 4 | 8 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Cal Performances

A momentous occasion! Following our tradition of exploring cycles of music in context, we present a cornerstone of classical music and one of humanity's greatest achievements.

starting at $72

  Tickets go on sale August 9. Buy tickets by calling 510-642-9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo

Performing Arts - Dance | March 4 | 8 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Cal Performances

The "unspeakably talented" (Calgary Herald) all-male ballet troupe affectionately known as the "Trocks" traffics deliriously and artfully in "the ridiculous and the sublime" (Financial Times). The troupe performs a sophisticated form of ballet parody, en travesti, and recently celebrated 40 years as an internationally adored cultural phenomenon.

starting at $36

  Tickets go on sale August 9. Buy tickets by calling 510-642-9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Zabriskie Point | Michelangelo Antonioni | United States, 1970

Film - Feature | March 4 | 8:15 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

FEATURING
Mark Frechette, Daria Halprin, Rod Taylor, Kathleen Cleaver,

Michelangelo Antonioni’s California epic trades the empty boulevards of suburban Rome for the desert vistas of Death Valley, the petrochemical purgatory of Ravenna for the billboard-bedecked avenues of Los Angeles. The director’s characters, however, remain much the same: disillusioned yet full of longing, their clumsy...   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

  Buy tickets online

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

 Library

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

 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 >

Art Wall: Lawrence Weiner

Exhibit - Multimedia | March 1 – October 1, 2017 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

BAMPFA’s 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 >