<< Thursday, March 16, 2017 >>

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Forest Products and Woody Biomass Job Talk - Peter Tittman, Ph.D.

Seminar | March 16 | 338 Koshland Hall

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

"Forest Products and Bioenergy in California: Envisioning the Role for UC Research and Extension"

Louis de Paor Lecture

Lecture | March 16 | D37 Hearst Field Annex

 Department of English

A lecture by the acclaimed poet Louis de Paor, Director, Centre for Irish Studies, National University of Ireland, Galway

A Reception for the Berkeley Irish Studies Program will follow

Berkeley Communicators Toastmasters Club: To Gain Confidence and Find Your Voice

Meeting | January 19 – November 16, 2017 the third Thursday of the month every month | 7:30-8:30 a.m. |  Au Coquelet Cafe (backroom)

 2000 University Avenue, Berkeley, CA

 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 it 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

Pavement Management Systems and Preservation Strategies

Workshop | March 15 – 16, 2017 every day | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Holiday Inn

 11269 Point East Drive, Rancho Cordova, CA 95742

 James Sigore, American Society of Civil Engineers; Margot Yapp, New Civil Engineer

 Technology Transfer Program

Pavement networks are often the most valuable asset that an agency owns. This asset is not only expensive to replace, but it is an essential component to the traveling public's safety. Agencies are looking for more cost-effective ways to perform engineering, maintenance, management, and rehabilitation of roadways more than ever before to stretch funding allocations. A pavement management system...   More >

 This course is designed for engineers or maintenance superintendents responsible for: Collecting data and updating a pavement management system Determining the types of repairs for streets Preparing cost-effective multi-year work plans e.g. resurfacing

Geometric Design for California

Workshop | March 14 – 16, 2017 every day | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Hilton Garden Inn

 11481 Mission Vista Dr, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730

 Robert Himes, Mark Thomas & Company, Inc.; Adrian Engel, Echelon Transportation Group

 Technology Transfer Program

This 3-day course covers the principles and best practices of roadway geometric design for various functional classes of roadways, including local streets, arterials and freeways, intersections and interchanges. This course focuses on practical, real world applications of geometric design methods. Developed with professionals in California in mind, the course will use design standards and...   More >

 This class is intended for roadway design engineers and technicians who have some basic prior knowledge of or experience with geometric design, as well as for those more experienced who seek a refresher course.

RAPDP - Intermediate - FM2 Federal Cost Policy and Compliance

Course | March 16 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | University Hall, Room 24

 Human Resources

Synopsis: An intermediate workshop on Federal cost policy that details how the OMB Circulars are implemented, covers the changes in the new Uniform Guidance, and explores some specific compliance issues like the Federal Acquisition Regulation and Participant Support.

  Register online

Using Your Restricted Gift Funds: part of the Bridging the Gap information sharing series

Information Session | March 16 | 10-11:30 a.m. | 150 University Hall | Canceled

 Nancy Lubich McKinney, Executive Director, UCB Donor and Gift Services; Allison De Gros, Director, Fund Management, UCB Donor and Gift Services

 Audit and Advisory Services

In this session, we will provide a brief description of how we come to understand and document donor intentions, explain the difference between unrestricted and restricted funds, define restrictions and preferences, and illuminate the data and tools that are available in BAIRS and the Campus Advancement Database System (CADS) to help you in spending these funds.

 UC Learning Center, course code BEAUD006-170316.

Caltime KRONOS 8 – Managers/Supervisor Training

Course | March 16 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | 28 University Hall

 Lydia Jenkins

 Human Resources

Objective/Focus - KRONOS 8 Upgrade Changes:
Cosmetic features and functionality of CalTime KRONOS 8
Access to CalTime via Citrix – one timecard view
Edit personal Timecard
Edit timecards for employees
View Accruals and Totals on timecards
Icons, and color alerts to guide to the next task
Approve Employee Timecards - individual and mass approval
Instructor-led, hands-on training using...   More >

  Register online

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

Transitional Justice in Europe after regime changes in 1945,1975, and 1990

Lecture | March 16 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Anja Mihr, Program Director, HUMBOLDT-VIADRINA Center on Governance through Human Rights

 Institute of European Studies

This talk is based on a 10-year research endeavor looking at the political development of different European countries since 1945 under the aspect of Transitional Justice. West Germany often stands as an example of a successful transiton to democracy, but East Germany used the same Transitional Justice measures and (re)turned to a dictatorship. So did Turkey since 1989 while Spain never had a...   More >

ESPM 2017 Seminar Series - Karl Jacoby

Seminar | March 16 | 12-1 p.m. | 132 Mulford Hall

 Karl Jacoby, Professor, Columbia University

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

"Thinking About Nature in Time: Lessons from Environmental History"

Refreshments @ 11:30 in 139 Mulford Hall


**this event has been cancelled due to weather conditions caused by winter storm Stella**

Bancroft Library Roundtable: The Sail Before the Trail or Have We Missed the Boat?

Lecture | March 16 | 12-1 p.m. | Faculty Club, Lewis-Latimer Room

 Fred E. Woods, Professor of Church History and Doctrine, Brigham Young University

 Bancroft Library

This presentation tells the captivating story of Mormon maritime immigration in the nineteenth century. It is based on hundreds of first-person immigrant accounts collected and dissected over the past two decades and reveals the superior modus operandi used by the Latter-day Saints to bring European converts to America.

Understanding Your Work Related Values (BECAR103)

Workshop | March 16 | 12-1:30 p.m. |  Tang Center, University Health Services

 TBA, University Health Services

 Tang Center (University Health Services)

Identifying and clarifying your most important values is fundamental in career planning.

Circuit Training Fitness Walk (BEUHS659)

Workshop | March 16 | 12:10-1 p.m. |  Campanile (Sather Tower)

 Anita Liboff, ACSM, Be well at Work - Wellness

 Be Well at Work - Wellness

Discover how good you can feel with a circuit training fitness walk that integrates basic strength exercises and a brisk walk on campus. This combination of walking and strength training exercises while using a resistance band and your own body weight, will provide a total body workout. Imagine feeling refreshed and rejuvenated when you return to work as you experience the benefits of getting...   More >

  Register online

Boosting Your Mental Energy (BEUHS051)

Workshop | March 16 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club

 Beth Argus, MFT, CEAP, Employee Assistance, Be well at Work - Employee Assistance

 Be Well at Work - Employee Assistance

Participants will learn about the physiology of stress and how mental states affect the nervous system. Concepts that are important in stress management, such as; resonance frequency breathing and increasing Heart Rate Variability will also be discussed. Participants will be led through several mindfulness breathing exercises aimed at evoking the relaxation response, shifting mood, and increasing...   More >

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How to Prepare Human Subjects Protocols for Your Research Projects

Information Session | March 16 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Office of Undergraduate Research

If you missed the workshop given by the staff of the Office for the Protection of Human Subjects, or even if you were there, you may want to attend one of these workshops given by me -- Leah Carroll, Haas Scholars Program Manager and Advisor. Note that they are timed to be very shortly after SURF and Haas Scholars human subjects selection, respectively.

I will go through, step by step, the...   More >

IB SEMINAR: 85 million years of fish evolution and production in the open ocean

Seminar | March 16 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Richard Norris, University of California, San Diego

 Department of Integrative Biology

Tour: Fiber and Dye Plants from Around the World

Tour/Open House | March 16 | 1-2:30 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join Deepa Natarajan for a walk through the Garden's collection looking at and learning about plants that can be used for natural dyes and fibers.

$20, $15 Garden members

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

Caltime KRONOS 8 – Managers/Supervisor Training

Course | March 16 | 1-3 p.m. | 28 University Hall

 Lydia Jenkins

 Human Resources

Objective/Focus - KRONOS 8 Upgrade Changes:
Cosmetic features and functionality of CalTime KRONOS 8
Access to CalTime via Citrix – one timecard view
Edit personal Timecard
Edit timecards for employees
View Accruals and Totals on timecards
Icons, and color alerts to guide to the next task
Approve Employee Timecards - individual and mass approval
Instructor-led, hands-on training using...   More >

  Register online

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.

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 >

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 >

Lacrosse vs. Marquette

Sport - Intercollegiate - Lacrosse | March 16 | 3 p.m. |  Memorial Stadium

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Lacrosse hosts Marquette at Memorial Stadium.

Caltime KRONOS 8 – Managers/Supervisor Training

Course | March 16 | 3-5 p.m. | 28 University Hall

 Lydia Jenkins

 Human Resources

Objective/Focus - KRONOS 8 Upgrade Changes:
Cosmetic features and functionality of CalTime KRONOS 8
Access to CalTime via Citrix – one timecard view
Edit personal Timecard
Edit timecards for employees
View Accruals and Totals on timecards
Icons, and color alerts to guide to the next task
Approve Employee Timecards - individual and mass approval
Instructor-led, hands-on training using...   More >

  Register online

Legion: A Programming Model for Modern Parallel Architectures

Seminar | March 16 | 4-5 p.m. | 306 Soda Hall

 Sean Treichler, Principal Research Scientist, NVIDIA

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Modern computing architectures are growing increasingly complicated. We examine the challenge of partitioning complex application data structures.

Adding Study Abroad to Your Resume Workshop

Special Event | March 16 | 4-5 p.m. | 360 Stephens Hall

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Skills to Pay the Bills: How studying abroad can help in your career.

Are you planning to or have you already studied abroad? Are you wondering how study abroad is relevant to your future? Come by our workshop to learn how to stand out to employers by utilizing your study abroad experiences in your resume, cover letter, and interviews.

Disappearing Acts: Domestic Violence and Black Legal Subjects: CRG Thursday Forum Series

Lecture | March 16 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 691 Barrows Hall

 Center for Race and Gender

The Center for Race & Gender Thursday Forum Series presents...

Disappearing Acts: Domestic Violence & Black Legal Subjects

Race, Masculinity, and the Development of Wife-Beating Laws in the U.S.
Margo Mahan, Sociology

Black Women, Domestic Violence, & Paradoxical Space
Alisa Bierria, Center for Race & Gender   More >

School Accountability: What’s SEL Got To Do With It?

Panel Discussion | March 16 | 4-6 p.m. | Tolman Hall, Education/Psychology Library

 Linda Darling-Hammond, President and CEO, Learning Policy Institute; Mary Helen Immordino-Yang, Associate Professor of Education, Psychology and Neuroscience, University of Southern California; Joshua P. Starr, Chief Executive Officer, PDK International; Elliot Turiel, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Graduate School of Education, Berkeley

 Prudence L. Carter, Dean, Graduate School of Education, Berkeley

 Graduate School of Education

Join us for a conversation with experts and practitioners in the field of social emotional learning (SEL) to explore importance in a child’s academic success, and how schools can deliver and measure SEL in the context of creating equitable educational learning environments. We will also delve into emerging questions in educational research and policy.

Manchurian Sleepwalkers

Film - Documentary | March 16 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Thomas Lahusen, Documentarian and Distinguished Professor of History, University of Toronto

 Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES), Center for Chinese Studies (CCS), Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS)

Harbin, Manchuria, was a temporary, provisional home for several hundreds of thousands of émigrés, who came to live there from Russia, Japan, and many other countries, as colonizers, military personnel, adventurers, or refugees, during the first half of the twentieth century. They were forced to leave after 1945. Many years later, the memory of their previous home has become an obsession for...   More >

Seminar 242, Econometrics: Reading Group

Seminar | March 16 | 4-5 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Seongjoo Min, UC Berkeley

 Department of Economics

School Accountability: What's SEL Got to Do with It?

Presentation | March 16 | 4-6 p.m. | Tolman Hall, Education/Psychology Library (2nd floor)

 Prudence Carter - Moderator

 Professional Development for Educators

Join us for a conversation with experts and practitioners in the field of social emotional learning (SEL) to explore its importance in a child’s academic success, and how schools can deliver and measure SEL in the context of creating equitable educational learning environments. We will also delve into emerging questions in educational research and policy.

Our panel discussion will be...   More >

Water Splitting Photocatalysis with Inorganic Particles

Seminar | March 16 | 4-5 p.m. | 348 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Professor Frank E. Osterloh, UC Davis

 Materials Science and Engineering (MSE)

Particle-based water photoelectrolysis is a special form of artificial photosynthesis that can offer substantial cost savings over established photovoltaic-electrolyzer and photoelectrochemical cells. While the theoretical solar to hydrogen conversion (STH) efficiency limit of tandem systems is 21%, existing particle water splitting devices only reach 1.1% STH. This means that significant...   More >

Mathematics Department Colloquium: On topological cyclic homology

Colloquium | March 16 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Thomas Nikolaus, MPIM Bonn

 Department of Mathematics

We first introduce/recall the classical Hochschild homology groups and give some examples that illustrate the behaviour in different characteristics. Then we explain the variants and developments of Hochschild homology that eventually lead to the definition of topological cyclic homology by Bökstedt, Hsiang and Madsen. They invented topological cyclic homology to study algebraic K-theory but in...   More >

Williamson Seminar on Institutional Analysis: "Measuring Polarization in High-Dimensional Data: Method and Application to Congressional Speech"

Seminar | March 16 | 4:10-6 p.m. | Haas School of Business, C325 Cheit Hall

 Jesse Shapiro, Brown, Haas School of Business

 Haas School of Business

Part of the Haas School's Oliver E. Williamson Seminar on Institutional Analysis

Isha Ray and Robin Marsh | Adaptation and Recovery after the 2015 Nepal Earthquakes: A Smallholder Household Perspective

Presentation | March 16 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Isha Ray, Associate Professor, Energy & Resources Group, UC Berkeley; Robin Marsh, Resident Researcher, Institute for the Study of Societal Issues, UC Berkeley

 Alexander von Rospatt, Professor for Buddhist and South Asian Studies, and director of the Group in Buddhist Studies, UC Berkeley

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Himalayan Studies Program

A presentation by UC Berkeley water specialist Professor Isha Ray and Dr. Robin Marsh, Resident Researcher, Institute for the Study of Societal Issues on their recent work in Nepal.

39th California Celtic Conference

Conference/Symposium | March 16 | 5-7:30 p.m. | D-37 Hearst Field Annex

 Louis DePaor, National University of Ireland, Galway

 Celtic Studies Program, Institute of European Studies, Arts & Humanities, Letters & Science Division of , Department of English

Program is subject to change.

5:00pm: Opening Plenary: Louis De Paor (NUI Galway)
6:00pm: Special reception for the UC Berkeley Irish Studies Program

Making the Most of Disaster: From Forensic Investigations and Research to Changes in Policy and Practice: CEE Spring Distinguished Lecture

Lecture | March 16 | 5-6 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium

 Raymond Seed, Civil & Environmental Engineering

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

The flooding of New Orleans by Hurricane Katrina laid bare the effects of five decades of neglect with regard to both policy and funding for US levees. It is never pleasant to investigate major disasters, but the most important thing that we can do is to optimize the resulting opportunities to ensure that similar disasters are less likely to occur in the future.

DCRP/IURD Lecture: Annette Kim

Lecture | March 16 | 5-7 p.m. |  Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

THURS MAR 16, 5:30pm, 112 Wurster Hall. Join DCRP and IURD on 3/16 for &quot;Counter-Narrative Building: Im(migrants) and the 21st Century &quot;, a lecture by Annette Kim.

Recognition and Affirmation of Afro-Brazilian History and Culture Through Rap: a Debate on the Emancipation of Consciousness and the Identity Formation of Black Youth in Brazil

Lecture | March 16 | 5-7 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 Monica Amaral, Associate Professor of Psychoanalysis, Education and Culture at the Faculty of Education, University of São Paulo

 The Program in Critical Theory

I will consider the potential emancipation of rap music and music videos, inspired in this reflection by an old debate between Adorno and Benjamin on the inherent contradictions and ambiguities of technological reproducibility in the 1930s (at the time restricted to film and radio)...   More >

Applied Algebra Seminar: Gaussian Mixtures and their Tensors

Seminar | March 16 | 5:15-6:15 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Bernd Sturmfels, UC Berkeley and MPI Leipzig

 Department of Mathematics

Mixtures of Gaussians are ubiquitous in data science. We give an introduction to the geometry of these statistical models, with focus on the tensors that represent their higher moments. The familiar theory of rank and border-rank for symmetric tensors is recovered when all covariance matrices are zero. Recent work with Carlos Amendola and Kristian Ranestad characterizes the circumstances under...   More >

Steven Nelson, African American Art History: Then and Now

Lecture | March 16 | 5:30 p.m. | 308A Doe Library

 Steven Nelson, Professor of Art History and Director of the Center of African Studies at UCLA

 Department of African American Studies, Department of History of Art

Dr. Steven Nelson, Professor of Art History and Director of the Center of African Studies at UCLA, will deliver the keynote opening lecture for Black | Art | Futures: African Diasporic Art Histories, a symposium co-organized by the UCB Departments of African American Studies and History of Art.

Houses Without Doors: Contemporary Syrian Documentaries

Film - Documentary | March 16 | 5:30 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Houses Without Doors (2016, Avo Kaprealian)

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.

Intro to California Taxes

Workshop | March 16 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | 141 Giannini Hall

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Representatives from the California Tax Franchise Board will present on how to determine your California state tax residency and complete your nonresident alien tax forms. Collect your tax report forms (W-2 and/or 1042-S forms and/or 1099) and follow along as they take you through a step-by- step example for filing your state tax return.

*Please complete your federal tax return via GTP before...   More >

On Jewish Heresy: Gershom Scholem, Hannah Arendt and the Boundaries of Modern Heresy

Lecture | March 16 | 5:30 p.m. |  Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)

 Professor David Biale, Emanuel Ringelblum Distinguished Professor of Jewish History, UC Davis

 The Herman P. and Sophia Taubman Chair in Jewish Studies, Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

The 2017 Taubman Lectures
Lecture 1 (Mon, March 13: Rabbinizing Heresy: Korah in the Midrash
Lecture 2 (Weds, March 15): The Afterlives of Baruch Spinoza and Shabbetai Zvi
Lecture 3 (Thurs, March 16): Gershom Scholem, Hannah Arendt and the Boundaries of Modern Heresy
Lecture 3 at 5:30, followed by reception.

  RSVP online

Radiolab Co-Host Robert Krulwich at the Berkeley Forum: The Radiolab Way of Noticing

Seminar | March 16 | 6-7:30 p.m. |  UC Berkeley Campus

 The Berkeley Forum

Robert Krulwich is the co-host of Radiolab, WNYC's Peabody Award-winning program about ‘big ideas,’ now one of public radio’s most popular shows. It is carried on more than 500 radio stations and its podcasts are downloaded over 7 million times each month. He is also the author of the “Curiously Krulwich” blog, featured on National Geographic, where he illustrates hard-to-fathom concepts in...   More >

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Giving and taking an account: Plato on the language of conversation: Sather Classical Lectures

Lecture | March 16 | 6 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Mary Margaret McCabe, King's College London

 Department of Classics

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

Sharon Lockhart Selects: My Little Loves (Mes petites amoureuses) | Jean Eustache | France, 1975

Film - Series | March 16 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

With an introduction by Sharon Lockhart


FEATURING
Martin Loeb, Ingrid Caven, Jacqueline Dufranne, Maurice Pialat,

Eustache takes up the great European tradition of the coming-of-age film and quietly dismantles its emotional conventions. My Little Loves is autobiographical but impartial, empathetic but not sympathetic, sentimental only in the Flaubert sense of sentimental education. For...   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

UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra: works by REGUCERA, DEBUSSY, and BERLIOZ

Performing Arts - Music | March 16 – 18, 2017 every day | 8 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

University Symphony Orchestra
David Milnes, music director
Amadeus REGUCERA Skin, stretched upon the frame (World Premiere)
DEBUSSY Iberia
BERLIOZ Symphonie fantastique


Established in 1923, the UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra is the oldest performing arts ensemble in the University of California system. Throughout its long history, the orchestra has provided students and other members of...   More >

$20 General Admission, $15 non-UCB students, seniors, current/retired UCB faculty and staff, groups 10+, $5 UCB students

  Buy tickets online or by calling 510.642.9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Love and Pride: A New Musical

Performing Arts - Theater | March 16 | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Playhouse

 Department of Theater, Dance & Performance Studies

The UC Berkeley Department of Theater, Dance and Performance Studies presents LOVE AND PRIDE, a new musical by TDPS student Sy Bocalbos Jordan that addresses identity, gender and dialogue.

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Performing Arts - Dance | March 16 | 8 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Cal Performances

A pillar in the American arts landscape for more than a half century, the revered Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater returns for its annual residency, with a bold mix of new and recent works as well as timeless Ailey classics, including his unforgettable and uplifting Revelations. "Restraint and release, spirituality and energy: they are all there in Ailey's masterpiece, Revelations" (Financial...   More >

starting at $36

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

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 >

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 >

Native Americans: An Intimate View from Afar

Exhibit - Photography | March 9 – April 24, 2017 every day | Stephens Hall, Ethnic Studies Library

 Ethnic Studies Library

Jun Kamata, Associate Professor at ASIA University in Tokyo, has published eight books in Japan. This exhibit includes 25 of his photographs of the Pomo people of northern California. Kamata holds a BA in Native American Studies from UC Berkeley, an MA in American Indian Studies and a Ph.D. in urban planning from UCLA.

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 >

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 >