Wednesday, March 22, 2017
Meeting | March 22 | 134 Boalt Hall, School of Law
join us for our bi-weekly lunch meeting to discuss recent developments in reproductive justice, law & policy
Workshop | March 22 | 8:30-9:30 a.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42
Greg Ryan, Ergonomics@Work; Mallory Lynch, Ergonomics@Work
Learn how to set up a user-friendly workstation and practice stretches to help relieve computer-related aches and pains. This workshop is required to qualify for computer ergonomics matching funds.
Workshop | March 20 – 29, 2017 every Monday, Wednesday & Friday with exceptions | 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | Online
Joseph Kott, Transportation Choices for Sustainable Communities; Michael Kodama, Eco-Rapid Transit
Transit-oriented development (TOD) has emerged as a powerful, effective way to integrate land use and public transit. TOD done right links smart growth and sustainability with higher capacity rail or bus transit services. This linkage takes place in the environs of the rail passenger station or the bus rapid transit stop. TOD concentrates workplaces, residences, and supporting retail services... More >
The course is intended for planning staff in local, regional, and state agencies as well as consultants. Community planners, public transit planners, transportation planners, traffic engineers, urban designers, land developers, and decision-makers will al
Workshop | March 22 | 9:45-10:45 a.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42
Greg Ryan, Ergonomic Specialist, Ergonomics@Work
Learn about the ergonomics of keyboards and pointing devices, including appropriate workstation set-up, postures, and techniques for using them. Find out about the keyboards and pointing devices covered by the Computer Ergonomics Matching Funds Program. Enroll online at the UC Learning Center.
Workshop | March 22 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)
This workshop will provide an introduction to the ARF's Trimble GPS units and will introduce the use of Terrasync GPS software.
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.
Matrix Computations and Scientific Computing Seminar: Scalable optimization algorithms for large-scale subspace clustering
Seminar | March 22 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 380 Soda Hall
Daniel Robinson, Johns Hopkins University
I present recent work on the design of scalable optimization algorithms for aiding in the big data task of subspace clustering. In particular, I will describe three approaches that we recently developed to solve optimization problems constructed from the so-called self-expressiveness property of data that lies in the union of low-dimensional subspaces. Sources of such data include multi-class... More >
Seminar | March 22 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall
Thomas Richards, University of Exeter
The primary focus of my research is to determine the evolutionary relationships of the eukaryotes and the cellular and genomic innovations associated with the emergence and diversification of the eukaryotic cell.
Seminar | March 22 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 2521 Channing Way (Inst. for Res. on Labor & Employment), IRLE Director's Room
Seth Holmes, Professor of Medical Anthropology and Public Health, UC Berkeley
Dr. Holmes will present new research in development on indigenous Mexican farmworker youth in California, Washington State, and the mountains of Oaxaca, Mexico. This mixed-method qualitative research will explore hierarchies of race, class, gender, and language, as well as sources of strength and resilience among Triqui and Mixtec farmworker youth. In addition, the project will focus on workers'... More >
Performing Arts - Music | March 22 | 12 p.m. | Hertz Concert Hall
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Featuring the Music Departments varied and diverse performance activities, the Department of Music presents a series of free weekly concerts each semester in Hertz Hall. Inaugurated in 1953, these concerts are very popular and well attended by those on campus and in the wider community.... More >
Colloquium | March 22 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall
Stephanie Ben-Ishai, Berkeley Law/ Canadian Studies / York University Osgoode Hall Law School
Intense pop-cultural commentary on millennial finances and indebtedness perpetuate two common media narratives. One narrative suggests millennials are doomed and that millennials face higher debt levels compounded by rising tuition costs, a lack of affordable housing, high costs of living, and an increasingly competitive job market. Counter to this narrative, the millennial bootstrapping... More >
Lecture | March 22 | 12-1 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, 310, Banatao Auditorium
Michel Maharbiz, Professor, EECS, UC Berkeley
Michel Maharbiz is Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at UC Berkeley. His current research centers on building micro/nano interfaces to cells and organisms and exploring bio-derived fabrication methods. His research group is also known for developing the worlds first remotely radio-controlled cyborg beetles;
Free lunch available (limited #s). You must register by the Monday before the event for lunch. Register online
Lecture | March 22 | 12 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Laura E. Pérez is associate professor of ethnic studies, core faculty in performance studies, and an affiliated faculty of both gender and womens studies and the Center for Latin American Studies at UC Berkeley. Pérez is the author of Chicana Art: The Politics of Spiritual and Aesthetic Altarities. She curated UC Berkeley's first and only US Latina/o performance art series in 20012 and Labor +... More >
Admission to this lecture is free.
BioE Seminar: Investigating B cell diversity -- Using Nanopore Technology to Improve Single Cell RNAseq.
Seminar | March 22 | 12-1 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building
Chris Vollmers, UC Santa Cruz
Spring 2017 Seminar Series
Wednesday, March 22
12noon - 1:00pm
290 Hearst Mining Building
Investigating B cell diversity -- Using Nanopore Technology to Improve Single Cell RNAseq.
Assistant Professor of Biomolecular Engineering
UC Santa Cruz
Recent advances in molecular biology protocols and sequencing technology have made it possible to analyze the entire... More >
Lecture | March 22 | 12-1 p.m. | 254 Barrows Hall
Ilana Szobel, Associate Professor of Hebrew Literature at Brandeis University;, Visiting Professor in Near Eastern Studies, and the Berkeley Institute for Jewish Law and Israel Studies at UC Berkeley
By focusing on the work of the Jewish-Israeli dancer Tamar Borer (b. 1965, in 1990 was involved in a car accident that left her paralyzed in both legs), this talk examines the implications of disability in Israeli society. The talk looks into ways in which disability is not a condition to overcome, but rather a starting point for radical social change. The talk explores the ways in which disabled... More >
Lecture | March 22 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall
Richard Herr, Professor Emeritus of History, UC Berkeley
Richard Herr will be drawing on his new book Separate but Equal? Individual and Community Since the Enlightenment to propose how the social motivations of individualism and community dedication led European nations and the US in the 19th century to the policy of assimilating nonconforming communities or eliminating them, and measures taken since WW II to avoid its disastrous effects.
Lecture | March 22 | 12-1 p.m. | Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)
Ron Feldman is a Visiting Scholar at the Graduate Theological Union, where he earned his PhD in History of Culture and Religion with an emphasis on Judaism. In addition, he earned his MBA from UC Berkeleys Haas School of Business, and has been serving as the Chief Financial Officer of the JCC of the East Bay for the past eight years.
His presentation will focus on the history and evolution of... More >
The Future of the Multi-core Platform Task-Superscalar Extensions to Von-Neumann Architecture and Optimization for Neural Networks
Seminar | March 22 | 12-1 p.m. | 560 Evans Hall
Michael Frank, Magicore Systems
Technology scaling had been carrying computer science thru the second half of the 20th century until single CPU performance started leveling off, after which multi- and many-core processors, including GPUs, emerged as the substrate for high performance computing. Mobile market implementations followed this trend and today you might be carrying a phone with more than 16 different... More >
Seminar | March 22 | 12-1 p.m. | 3101 Valley Life Sciences Building
Gil Rosenthal, Dept. of Biology, Texas A&M University and CICHAZ
MVZ Lunch is a graduate level seminar series (IB264) based on current and recent vertebrate research. Professors, graduate students, staff, and visiting researchers present on current and past research projects. The seminar meets every Wednesday from 12- 1pm in the Grinnell-Miller Library. Enter through the MVZ's Main Office, 3101 Valley Life Sciences Building, and please let the receptionist... More >
Mediterranean Models and Modalities in Forging a Strong Centralized Monarchy in 13th-Century Armenian Cilicia
Lecture | March 22 | 12-2 p.m. | 270 Stephens Hall
Situated on a major thoroughfare between East and West and on the intersection of sea and land routes running North and South, the Levant has always been a locus of encounter and exchange. Adopting the insights of Braudel (1966) and more recently Horden and Purcell (2000), this paper views the medieval Armenian experiment with statedom in Cilicia (11th-14th cc.) through Mediterranean optics.... More >
Lecture | March 22 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)
Mitch Allen, President, Scholarly Roadside Service
This is part of a series of lectures
Look Who's Watching: Understanding the Audience of Police on Social Media: Demography Brown Bag Talk
Colloquium | March 22 | 12:10-1:10 p.m. | 2232 Piedmont, Demography Seminar Room
Emma Spiro, Professor, Sociology, University of Washington
Colloquium | March 22 | 12:10-1:15 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall
Tania Singer, Professor and Director, Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences
The social neurosciences have focused on the question of how people relate to and understand each other. Researchers have distinguished between at least two different routes on the understanding of others: one affective-motivational route referring to our ability to feel with (empathy) and for (compassion) another person, and a cognitive route allowing to infer other people's intentions, beliefs,... More >
Meeting | March 22 | 12:45-2 p.m. | 136 Boalt Hall, School of Law
bi-weekly meeting for if/when/how: lawyering for reproductive justice at Berkeley Law. All students welcome for discussion of recent reproductive justice related news & policy. Lunch served.
Interested in studying abroad as a transfer student? A Berkeley Study Abroad Peer Adviser will be holding drop-in office hours at the Transfer Student Center every Wednesdays 1-3pm this spring semester. Come learn about different programs offered, how to apply and additional services available.
Topology Seminar (Introductory Talk): Classification of surface homeomorphisms and dilatations of pseudo-Anosov maps
Seminar | March 22 | 2:10-3 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall
Ahmad Rafiqi, Cornell University
Thurston classified self-homeomorphisms of a topological surface up to isotopy as periodic, reducible, and pseudo-Anosov. pseudo-Anosov maps are the most interesting case in many respects and have a real invariant associated to them called the `dilatation'. I will describe the classification theorem and give a few properties of dilatations. Time permitting, I would like to talk about the somewhat... More >
Social Event | August 31, 2016 – April 26, 2017 every Wednesday | 3-4 p.m. | Julie's Cafe
2562 Bancroft Way.
Join the Coffee Break every Wednesday afternoon! Boost your global network and meetup with friends.
Coffee break, hosted by Berkeley International Office, is an informal weekly event where Cal students can connect, share stories, or learn about different culture and language. Free coffee for UCB students! Both international students and domestic students are welcome.
Displacement and the Lived Experience of Language: Testimonies from Children with Migration Backgrounds in an Austrian School
Lecture | March 22 | 3-5 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, B-4 (Classroom side)
Brigitta Busch, University of Vienna
Berkeley Language Center
Seminar | March 22 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall
Yuval Peres, Microsoft Research
The uniform spanning forest (USF) in the lattice Z^d, first studied by Pemantle (Ann. Prob. 1991) following a suggestion of R. Lyons, is defined as a limit of uniform spanning trees in growing finite boxes. Although the USF is a limit of trees, it might not be connected- Indeed, Pemantle proved that the USF in Z^d is connected if and only if d8 the USF geometry undergoes a qualitative change... More >
Film - Feature | March 22 | 3:10 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
With a lecture from Jeffrey Skoller
Antoine Monnier, Tina Irissari, Henri de Maublanc, Laetitia Carcano,
This has been called Bressons most cynical film. It certainly offers his most fashionably cynical protagonist, Charles, a young Parisian whose suicidal despair is vaguely linked to, but not entirely explained by, all the ecological, political, and social... More >
Special Admission Applies: General admission: $13.50 | BAMPFA members: $9.50 | UC Berkeley students: $7.50 | 65+, disabled persons, UC Berkeley faculty and staff, non-UC Berkeley students, and 18 & under: $10.50
Seminar | March 22 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall
Alexander Bertoloni Meli, UC Berkeley
Colloquium | March 22 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 575 McCone Hall
Dr. Leah Zani, University of California Berkeley
Applied Mathematics Seminar: No equations, no variables, no parameters, no space, no time: Data and the computational modeling of complex/multiscale systems
Seminar | March 22 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall
Ioannis Kevrekidis, Princeton
Obtaining predictive dynamical equations from data lies at the heart of science and engineering modeling, and is the linchpin of our technology. In mathematical modeling one typically progresses from observations of the world (and some serious thinking!) first to equations for a model, and then to the analysis of the model to make predictions. Good mathematical models give good predictions (and... More >
Seminar | March 22 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building
Jacob Corn, University of California, Berkeley
Colloquium | March 22 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall
Nicolaus Herman, Ph.D. student in the Zhang Group; Alex Wang, Ph.D. student in the Balsara Group and the Bell Group
Seminar | March 22 | 4-5 p.m. | 114 Morgan Hall
Perry Bickel, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Performing Arts - Music | March 22 | 4-6 p.m. | Women's Faculty Club, Lucy Ward Stebbins Lounge
Student Members of the University Symphony perform varied works including pieces by J.S. Bach, Pytor Ilyich, Rebecca Clarke and Zoltan Kodaly. Students are under the direction of String Coach Leighton Fong.
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Colloquium | March 22 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library
Wen-hsin Yeh, History, UC Berkeley
Karl Gerth, History, UC San Diego
Todays bought, sold, collected, and inspected Mao badges seem to be at odds with their history as icons of loyalty to Mao Zedong during the early Cultural Revolution. I argue that the postsocialist era is not the antithesis of the socialist era. And that the current market craze for Mao badge collecting is a resurgence of badge market value. The irony was present all along and, indeed, the... More >
Seminar | March 22 | 4-5 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall
Guido Imbens, Stanford Business School
When a researcher estimates the parameters of a regression function, using information on all 50 states in the United States, or information on all visits to a website, what is being estimated, and what is the interpretation of the standard errors? Researchers typically assume the sample is a random sample from a large population of interest, and report standard errors that are designed to... More >
ERG Colloquium: Terry Deacon: A Critical Transition: from Runaway Self-organization to Self-regulation
Colloquium | March 22 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 126 Barrows Hall
The dynamics contributing to human ecosystem degradation and human-influenced run-away climate change exhibit properties common to all so-called self-organized processes. These properties characterize both organic and inorganic far-from-equilibrium systems. Principal among these properties is accelerated entropy productionnot merely entropy increase, but an increase in the rate of... More >
Topology Seminar (Main Talk): Constructing pseudo-Anosov maps and typical properties of biPerron numbers
Seminar | March 22 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 3 Evans Hall
Ahmad Rafiqi, Cornell University
A homeomorphism of a surface has a real invariant associated to it, called the 'dilatation', or the 'stretch factor'. These dilatations are algebraic units whose Galois conjugates lie in a specific annulus in the plane. Algebraic units that satisfy this property are called 'biPerron', but it is not known whether all biPerron numbers are dilatations of homeomorphisms. For a subset of the set of... More >
Career Fair | March 22 | 5-8 p.m. | David Brower Center
Decisions are made by those who show up. You have the ability to bring about real change. So as you search for job and internship opportunities, why not work on things that matter?
From healthcare and education to national security and economic opportunity, technology now touches all areas of society. Organizations in the public, private, and civil sectors need thoughtful tech and policy... More >
Eye on South Asia: Challenges to Development and Democracy in Afghanistan, Bangladesh, India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, and Nepal
Panel Discussion | March 22 | 5-7 p.m. | Faculty Club, Seaborg Room
Sanchita Saxena, Executive Director, Institute for South Asia Studies; Director, Subir and Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies
Abdullah Ahmadzai, The Asia Foundation Country Representative, Afghanistan
Hasan Mazumdar, The Asia Foundation Country Representative, Bangladesh
Sagar Prasai, The Asia Foundation Country Representative, India
Sofia Shakil, The Asia Foundation Country Representative, Pakistan
Dinesha de Silva, The Asia Foundation Country Representative, Sri Lanka
George Varughese, The Asia Foundation Country Representative, Nepal
Institute for South Asia Studies, The Asia Foundation, The Subir and Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies, Himalayan Studies Program, The Berkeley Pakistan Initiative, Ethnic Studies Library, Berkeley Master of Development Practice, Center for Middle Eastern Studies
A panel discussion by panelists from The Asia Foundation on development and democracy in Asia.
Lecture | March 22 | 5-7 p.m. | 103 Mulford Hall
Professor Colin T. Strine, Suranaree University of Technology
Dr. Strine will talk about his work in Northeast Thailand using king cobra research and education to reshape local human-wildlife conflict, and to promote conservation more broadly. He currently leads the Sakaerat Conservation and Snake Education Team at Sakaerat Man and Biosphere Reserve, as well as the nascent Biodiversity Conservation Center of Excellence at Suranaree University of Technology.
The Study of Contacts Between Cultures: The Case of Sino-European Encounters in the Seventeenth Century
Lecture | March 22 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room (220 Stephens Hall)
Nicolas Standaert, Professor of Sinology, University of Leuven
This is the keynote lecture of the multiday workshop Translating Religion and Theology in Europe and Asia: East to West.
Special Event | March 22 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | South Hall
Lothar Schubert, GE Digital
An introduction to the Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT), with real-life case studies from GE Digital.
Reception | March 22 | 6-8 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, Donor Lobby (across from Steinhardt Courtyard)
Berkeley Journal of International Law
The Berkeley Journal of International Law, The Miller Institute for Global Challenges and the Law, and Berkeley's Career Development Office invite you to the first "International Law Careers Alumni Networking Event." This informal mixer will bring together current Berkeley law students with BJIL alumni and members from the broader Berkeley Law and Bay Area international law community. We will... More >
Information Session | March 22 | 6-8 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)
Join us to hear from the GM/VP of Aster Engineering, Raghu Chakravarthi, and the Senior Product Marketing Manager, Sri Raghavan, from Teradata to talk about how they help companies improve business performance with data science and analytics.
Come learn about the recruiting process and career opportunities offered at Teradata. Dont forget to bring a copy of your resume!
Dress code is... More >
Workshop | March 22 | 6-9 p.m. | 2515 Tolman Hall
Patricia Clark, College and Career Academy Support Network
Professional Development for Educators
Session 1 will include an overview of the five stages of master schedule construction. will further understanding of the relationship between the master schedule and an equity-centered school culture. This session is presented by members of the CCASN staff.
Toastmasters has been the world leader in teaching public speaking since 1924. Meetings are an enjoyable, safe, self-paced course designed to get you up and running as a speaker in only a few months.
Lecture | March 22 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall
WED, MAR 22, 6:30pm 2017 Friedman Professor in the Practice of Architecture Laurel Broughton will present "Fantasy Substrate"
Where Does Your Hidden Smile Lie? (Où gît votre sourire enfoui?) | Pedro Costa | France, Portugal, 2001
Film - Documentary | March 22 | 7 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Danièle Huillet, Jean-Marie Straub,
One could imagine that a documentary portrait of a legendary, famously austere filmmaking duo might indeed be the best film about filmmaking ever made (Jonathan Rosenbaum), but can it also be one of the funniest? Such is the case with Costas insightful treatise on the editing sessions of Huillet and Straub. Lodged inside the editing room while... 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
Film - Feature | March 22 | 7-9 p.m. | 105 North Gate
Isabel Silver Nogueira
In Even the Rain Gael Garcia Bernal plays a director trying to shoot a movie in Cochabama that becomes complicated by local protests against the privatization of drinking water.
Workshop | March 22 – 23, 2017 every day | 8-9 p.m. | Zellerbach Hall, Z170 (basement of Zellerbach Hall)
The Othello Project is a TDPS workshop (work-in-progress) written and directed by undergraduate Madison Wackerman.
The Othello Project is a devised piece consisting of student experiences, references to the text, and character investigation to examine harmful societal tropes in the white patriarchy in Shakespeares Othello that persist today. This piece uses personal accounts and contemporary... More >
Performing Arts - Theater | March 22 | 8 p.m. | Zellerbach Playhouse
Direct from the United Kingdom and making its West Coast debut, Britain's acclaimed Filter Theatre, "a company blessed with wit, style, and a touch of magic" (Daily Telegraph, London), presents its breakneck and explosive production of Shakespeare's masterwork of romance, satire, and mistaken identity. Originally commissioned by the Royal Shakespeare Company, Filter's Twelfth Night enlists a cast... More >
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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 - 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 - Multimedia | March 20 – April 25, 2017 every day | 121 Wurster Hall
OPEN THROUGH APRIL 25. Exhibit runs through APR 25. The exhibition presents drawings and models produced for two recent exhibits by NEMESTUDIO, an architectural studio founded by Assistant Professor of Architecture Neyran Turan and Mete Sonmez.
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 - Photography | March 9 – April 24, 2017 every day | Stephens Hall, 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.
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 >