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Thursday, April 6, 2017

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

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)

 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 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

Israeli Artists in Conversation with Israel: International Conference on Israeli Art and Society

Conference/Symposium | April 6 | 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. |  Bancroft Hotel

 2680 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Berkeley Institute for Jewish Law and Israel Studies, Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, Center for Jewish Studies

How do differing artistic mediums uncover, make visible, or refocus the places where people, things, or ideas come together, cross paths, or mix-up, even if only for a moment?

This conference focuses on what is cutting edge in the arts and culture world in Israel – slicing across a broad cross-section of the arts from film to music to dance to visual culture to theater and performing arts –...   More >

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RAPDP - Intermediate - FM5 HR for the RA

Course | April 6 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | University Hall, Room 24

 Human Resources

Synopsis: An intermediate workshop that explores the types of research appointments used on sponsored awards, as well as the compliance issues associated with PI effort and how the Effort Reporting System is used to track and report effort.

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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

The History of Higher Education in California: Big Data Approach

Lecture | April 6 | 10-11:30 a.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Zach Bleemer

 Library

In his talk, Zach Bleemer will discuss how he has used data science - thousands of computer-processed versions of annual registers, directories, and catalogs - to reconstruct a near-complete database of all students, faculty, and courses at four-year universities in California in the first half of the 20th century, including the UC system. Visualizations of this database display the expansion of...   More >

Spring Science Days 2017

Special Event | April 1 – 9, 2017 every day | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

Every day during Spring Science Days is an opportunity to learn something new about Earth’s oceans, lakes, rivers, and other waterways. Discover what it means to be part of the water ecosystem, and explore how you can help us protect this important resource.

$12 Adults, $10 Children 3–18, Seniors 62+, Free Members, children age 2 and under, UC Berkeley students and staff

Forces That Shape the Bay

Commercial Development Site Design and Traffic Impact Analysis

Workshop | April 6 – 7, 2017 every day | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Online

 Nazir Lalani, Traffex Engineers Inc.

 Technology Transfer Program

This new online course is about examining the key components that result in effective internal circulation for commercial land development projects. The course will also focus on why earlier designs have failed to provide good circulation and the resulting impacts on the tenants of shopping centers and business parks. It will discuss the problem of designing commercial development projects for...   More >

 This course is intended for traffic engineers, transportation planners, architects, and representatives of developers who regularly have to interact with public agencies regarding the land use entitlement process.

Free First Thursday at BAMPFA

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

 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

Raising Community Voices: The power of Storytelling in Public Health

Workshop | April 6 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. |  MeetingBurner

 Andrea Spagat, Western Region Director; Elizabeth Bayne, Producer, director and public health communications strategist

 Center for Public Health Practice & Leadership

Join us for the next event from the Center for Public Health Practice & Leadership's Health Communication Matters Webinar Series during National Public Health Week to learn how to use storytelling to advance public health goals for the communities you serve. This webinar will have presentations from two creative professionals. First, Andrea Spagat, West Coast Regional Director of the StoryCenter...   More >

FAMILY PROGRAM: Discovering Flowers and Plants Tour

Tour/Open House | April 6 – 7, 2017 every day | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Discover the purpose of a flower – what the flower attracts, how, and why.

Free with Garden Admission; Space is limited.

Certificate Program in Paralegal Studies Online Information Session

Information Session | April 6 | 12-12:30 p.m. |  Online

 Tom McGuire, Program Director, UC Berkeley Extension

 UC Berkeley Extension

UC Berkeley Extension’s Certificate Program in Paralegal Studies</a> is a comprehensive, accelerated course of study that is designed by paralegals for paralegals and taught by practicing attorneys.

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ESPM 2017 Seminar Series - Joan Celeste Dudney

Seminar | April 6 | 12-1 p.m. | 132 Mulford Hall

 Joan Celeste Dudney, Graduate Student, UC Berkeley, ESPM

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

"The Future of White Pines in the Southern Sierra Nevada"

Refreshments at 11:30 in 132 Mulford Hall

LECTURE: Alvar Aalto and the International Modern Movement

Lecture | April 6 | 12-1 p.m. | 104 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

THU, APR 6, NOON. Please join us for a talk by Dr. Ylimaula, Professor in Architectural History and Restoration Studies and Director of the Doctoral Programme in Architecture at the University of Oulu, Finland. Open to the public.

Swarm - Terraswarm Seminar: Anca Dragan: Giving Robots Mental Models of People

Seminar | April 6 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 540AB Cory Hall

 Anca Dragan, EECS Assistant Professor

 Swarm Lab/Terraswarm

In this talk, Anca will describe her recent work in robotics algorithms for planning, control, and learning that formally incorporate predictive models of human state and action. Applications range from autonomous driving to collaborative manipulation.

IB Seminar: Plant-pollinator interactions and movement in the context of global change

Seminar | April 6 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Shalene Jha, University of Texas at Austin

 Department of Integrative Biology

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.

Breastfeeding Your Baby/Returning to Work or School (BEUHS602)

Workshop | April 6 | 1-4:15 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club

 Laura Monin, IBCLC, Certified Lactation Consultant

 Be Well at Work - Work/Life

This 3 hour class is taught by a certified lactation consultant and is broken up into two parts.
The first portion of the class, 1-3pm, addresses breastfeeding basics and problem solving. The second portion of class, 3:15-4:15pm, covers returning-to-work planning and breast pumps. Those who have already attended a breastfeeding class are welcome to join the last portion of the class.

Please...   More >

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Derived Algebraic Geometry Seminar: Formal geometry

Seminar | April 6 | 1-2 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall | Canceled

 Harrison Chen, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Any map of prestacks has a good notion of formal completion via functor of points. A priori this formal completion may be difficult to study; we will discuss a method (due to Gaitsgory and Rozenblyum) by which one can write, in good cases, the formal completion of a colimit of infinitesimal neighborhoods. In the case of a closed embedding of good stacks, we recover the usual $n$th order...   More >

EH&S 403 Training Session

Course | April 6 | 1:30-2:30 p.m. | 370 University Hall

 Jason Smith, UC Berkeley Office of Environment, Health, & Safety

 Office of Environment, Health & Safety

This session briefly covers the UC Berkeley specific radiation safety information you will need to start work.​ In addition, dosimeter will be issued, if required.

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – January 4, 2019 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 >

Seminar 251, Labor: "Episode IV: A New Hope"

Seminar | April 6 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Patrick Kline, UCB

 Department of Economics

Global Health Inequalities, Justice and Governance: A Lecture by: Dr. Jennifer Prah Ruger

Lecture | April 6 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 545 Li Ka Shing Center

 Dr. Jennifer Ruger, Amartya Sen Professor of Health Equity, Economics, and Policy, University of Pennsylvania

 Public Health, School of, School of Public Health (Bioethics), Center for Global Public Health, Thelma Shobe Endowed Chair for Ethics and Spirituality in Health at UCSF

Dr. Jennifer Prah Ruger is the Amartya Sen Professor of Health Equity, Economics, and Policy in the School of Social Policy & Practice at the University of Pennsylvania. Her talk will build on the work of Amartya Sen, and address health inequalities.

$0

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Efficient Methods and Hardware for Deep Learning

Seminar | April 6 | 4-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, HP Auditorium (306)

 Song Han, Ph.D. Candidate, Stanford University

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Deep learning has spawned a wide range of AI applications that are changing our lives. However, deep learning models are both computationally and memory intensive. To address this problem, I will present an algorithm and hardware co-design methodology for improving the efficiency of deep learning.

Neuroscience Student Seminar Series

Seminar | April 6 | 4-5 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center

 CANCELED - Danielle Bassett, University of Pennsylvania

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Targeting Brain Oscillations: Probing Function and Treating Disease?

Seminar | April 6 | 4-5 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center

 Flavio Frohlich, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Five Tables of Japanese Seasons

Miscellaneous | April 6 | 4-7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 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: Two Sparrows in a Flowering Plum Tree by Baiitsu; a lively handscroll of the four seasons in Kyoto by Genki; evocative woodblock prints by Harunobu, Hiroshige, and...   More >

Admission to this event is free.

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Seminar 242, Econometrics: Estimation and Inference on the Variance Components of a Two-way Fixed Effects Model

Seminar | April 6 | 4-5 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Mikkel Sølvsten, UC Berkeley

 Department of Economics

Global Health Inequalities, Justice and Governance Talk by Jen Ruger

Seminar | April 6 | 4-6 p.m. | 545 Li Ka Shing Center

 Jen Ruger, Professor, University of Pennsylvania

 Center for Global Public Health

Jen Ruger is the Amartya Sen Professor of Health Equity, Economics, and Policy in the School of Social Policy & Practice (SP2) at the University of Pennsylvania. Her talk for us will build from the work of Amartya Sen on addressing inequalities in health.

How It Slips Away/We Still Here: A Blues Geography of Black Portland

Colloquium | April 6 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 170 Wurster Hall

 Lisa K. Bates, Associate Professor, Director, Center for Urban Studies, Toulan School of Urban Studies and Planning, Portland State University

 Carolina Reid, Assistant Professor, City and Regional Planning, UC Berkeley

 Center for Research on Social Change, Institute of Urban and Regional Development, Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society, Department of City and Regional Planning

Black Portland is often portrayed through metrics of disparity and deficiency, without reference to particular regional structures of opportunity and disenfranchisement, and without hearing the voices of Black Portlanders themselves.

Photo credit: Rob Lewis

Mathematics Department Colloquium: A drunk walk in a drunk world

Colloquium | April 6 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Ivan Corwin, Columbia

 Department of Mathematics

A simple symmetric random walk jumps up or down with equal probability. What happens if its jump probabilities are instead taken themselves to be random in space and time (e.g. uniformly distributed from zero to one hundred percent)? In this talk (based on joint work with Guillaume Barraquand) I will describe the effect of this random environment on a random walk, and elucidate a new connection...   More >

Williamson Seminar on Institutional Analysis: “Aggregate and Idiosyncratic Political Risk: Measurment and Efforts"

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

 Tarek Hassan, Chicago, Haas School of Business

 Haas School of Business

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

Pitzer Center Theoretical Chemistry Seminar

Seminar | April 6 | 5-6 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall

 Toru Shiozaki, Pitzer Center for Theoretical Chemistry

 Pitzer Center for Theoretical Chemistry

Title: ​ "Electronic structure theory for excited state dynamics"

Abstract:
In this talk, I will present two approaches to describing excited state dynamics with a strong emphasis on underlying electronic structure theories. First, I will describe the so-called active-space decomposition (ASD) method, which provides model Hamiltonians for dynamics simulations based on quantum master...   More >

Dangerous Belief? Xin 信 in Occult Anecdotes in Tang and Song China: Berkeley Public Theology Lecture

Lecture | April 6 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room 220

 Robert Hymes, Carpentier Professor of Oriental Studies, Columbia University

 Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion

Robert Hymes received his B.A. from Columbia College (1972), and his M.A. (1976) and Ph.D. (1979) from the University of Pennsylvania. His work so far has focused on the social and cultural history of middle period and early modern China, drawing questions and sometimes data from cultural anthropology as well as history, and using the methods of the local historian to study elite culture, family...   More >

Nicholas de Monchaux: Local Code

Reading - Nonfiction | April 6 | 5 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

UC Berkeley Associate Professor of Architecture Nicholas de Monchaux reads from and signs his groundbreaking new book Local Code: 3659 Proposals About Data, Design, and the Nature of Cities. Given that the world’s cities will double in size by 2050, design is increasingly urban design. And given that as much data is now produced almost every day as throughout human history up to 2007,...   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

Film Screening: Future Baby

Film - Documentary | April 6 | 5-7:30 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, Room 100

 Department of Gender and Women's Studies

Please join us at 5:00 pm on April 6th, 2017 at UC Berkeley for a free screening of FUTURE BABY, the just-released documentary about the future of human reproduction as it unfolds right before our eyes.

Comments and Q&A after the screening by UC Hastings Professor Radhika Rao and UC Davis Professor Lisa Ikemoto.

Light snacks and refreshments will be provided at no additional cost!

This...   More >

FUTURE BABY - UC Berkeley Film Screening: Being Human in a Biotech Age

Film - Documentary | April 6 | 5-7:30 p.m. | 100 Boalt Hall, School of Law

 Radhika Rao, UC Hastings School of Law

 Lisa Ikemoto, UC Davis School of Law

 Department of Gender and Women's Studies

Please join us at 5:00 pm on April 6th, 2017 at UC Berkeley for a free screening of FUTURE BABY, the just-released documentary about the future of human reproduction as it unfolds right before our eyes.

Comments and Q&A after the screening by UC Hastings Professor Radhika Rao and UC Davis Professor Lisa Ikemoto.

Light snacks and refreshments will be provided at no additional cost!

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Europe: A Literary History (1559-1648)

Lecture | April 6 | 5-7 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Warren Boutcher, Queen Mary University of London

 Department of Italian Studies, Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship in Critical Bibliography, Bancroft Library, Designated Emphasis in Renaissance and Early Modern Studies, Department of English, Romance Languages and Literatures, Department of Spanish & Portuguese

Presented by the Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship in Critical Bibliography.

Join us for Dr Boutcher’s lecture, followed by a round table discussion with UC Berkeley faculty:

Ivonne de Valle, Spanish & Portuguese
Timothy Hampton, French and Comparative Literature
Victoria Kahn, English and Comparative Literature
Ignacio Navarrete, Spanish & Portuguese
Diego Pirillo, Italian Studies

Thomas Blom Hansen | Urban Theory goes South: On the Historicity of Space and Urban Imagination in South Asia

Lecture | April 6 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Thomas Blom Hansen, Reliance-Dhirubhai Ambani Professor in South Asian Studies; Professor in Anthropology; Director of Center for South Asia, Stanford University

 Lawrence Cohen, Director, Institute for South Asia Studies; Sarah Kailath Professor of India Studies and Professor of Anthropology and of South & Southeast Asian Studies

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies

Talk by Stanford anthropologist and leading contemporary commentator on religious and political violence in India, Dr. Thomas Blom Hansen.

Political Poster Draw Club

Workshop | April 6 | 5-7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Come by the BAMPFA Art Lab to draw and collage your own political posters inspired by the protest art in Hippie Modernism. This Draw Club event explores the politically turbulent but creatively innovative time of the original hippies and applies that spirit to our current moment in history. Posters designed during this meeting will be printed on the Art Lab risograph machine to distribute freely...   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

Applied Algebra Seminar: Statistical Commutative Algebra

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

 Jesus De Loera, University of California, Davis

 Department of Mathematics

Randomness is an important algorithmic tool in algebra and analysis. Monomial ideals play a key role in computational commutative algebra, and they give a strong link to algebraic combinatorics e.g., through Stanley-Reisner ideals of simplicial complexes. Inspired by results on random graphs and random simplicial complexes, we develop a theory of random monomial ideals. We present theorems about...   More >

ERG Annual Lecture: Arlie Hochschild: Pollution, the Political Divide and the Possibility of Common Ground

Lecture | April 6 | 5:30-7 p.m. |  Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center

 Arlie Hochschild, Professor Emeritus, UC Berkeley Sociology Department

 Energy and Resources Group

TITLE: Pollution, the Political Divide and the Possibility of Common Ground

ARLIE RUSSELL HOCHSCHILD is one of the most influential sociologists of her generation. She is the author of nine books, including The Second Shift, The Time Bind, The Managed Heart, and The Outsourced Self. Three of her books have been named as New York Times Notable Books of the Year and her work appears in sixteen...   More >

Career Connections Series: EdTech

Social Event | April 6 | 5:30-8 p.m. |  Alumni House

  1 Alumni House, Berkeley, CA 94720

 Cal Alumni Association

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

We are seeking a diverse group of approximately 15-20 Cal alumni who work in all areas of education technology including engineers, product managers, marketing/sales, HR professionals, teachers, etc. The event require no prep—simply chat with interested students,...   More >

  RSVP online by March 30.

Film Screening: Raising of America: Episode Two: Once Upon a Time, When Childcare For All Wasn't Just a Fairytale

Film - Documentary | April 6 | 6-8 p.m. | David Brower Center, Tamalpais Room

 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Larry Adelman, Series Creator/Executive Producer, California Newsreel

 Maternal and Child Health Program, School of Public Health

How might American life might be different today if all of the nation’s children had access to high-quality early care and education for the past four decades? In 1971, we almost did.

Join us in viewing Episode Two from the Raising of America documentary series followed by an interactive dialogue with the filmaker, parents, and other local experts on children & families.

Hosted by the...   More >

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Gamushara (Live Recklessly)

Film - Documentary | April 6 | 6:30 p.m. | 142 Dwinelle Hall

 Hidekazu Takahara, Director and Filmmaker; Yuka/Act Yasukawa, Professional Wrestler and Actress

 Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Center for the Study of Sexual Culture, Center for East Asian Studies

Hidekazu Takahara, 2015 (102 Minutes)
In Japanese with English subtitles – Free and Open to the Public

In Hidekazu Takahara’s Gamushara (Live Recklessly), professional wrestling/joshi puroresu star Yuka/Act Yasukawa confronts her own past sexual trauma through the performance of violence in the ring. The fluidity between Yuka and her wrestling persona Act raises...   More >

World Without End (No Reported Incidents) | Jem Cohen | United States, 2016

Film - Documentary | April 6 | 6:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

The poetic, political imagery that has made Jem Cohen an iconoclastic American treasure is on full display in his recent work. World Without End (No Reported Incidents), a portrait of Southend-on-Sea, a working-class British resort town near London, gently leads us into a forgotten Britain where the unspoken specter of Brexit looms over all. Cohen visits the town and finds something typical for...   More >

General admission: $15; BAMPFA members, SFFILM members, UC Berkeley students: $13; Non–UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons: $14. BAMPFA’s second-feature discount does not apply to this program. Tickets are nonrefundable and may not be ex CineVouchers may not be redeemed in person at BAMPFA. Onsite ticket sales are subject to limited availability.

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The Death of Louis XIV (La mort de Louis XIV): Albert Serra | France, Portugal, Spain, | 2016

Film - Feature | April 6 | 8:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

FEATURING
Jean-Pierre Léaud, Patrick D’Assumçao, Marc Susini,

King Louis XIV is dying, but his doctors are unclear as to the cause. He is on bed rest, ordered not to see his beloved dogs; visitors must come to him to be greeted as standing proves to be too difficult, and eating is an applauded act, as any nourishment for His Majesty is a triumph. In Albert Serra’s masterful The Death...   More >

General admission: $15; BAMPFA members, SFFILM members, UC Berkeley students: $13; Non–UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons: $14. BAMPFA’s second-feature discount does not apply to this program. Tickets are nonrefundable and may not be ex CineVouchers may not be redeemed in person at BAMPFA. Onsite ticket sales are subject to limited availability.

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Exhibits and Ongoing Events

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.

NEMESTUDIO: 18 Drawings, 7 Models

Exhibit - Multimedia | March 20 – April 25, 2017 every day | 121 Wurster Hall

 Environmental Design, College of

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.

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 >

Free Opening Week at the Hearst Museum of Anthropology: People Made These Things: Connecting with the Makers of Our World

Exhibit - Multimedia | April 3 – 9, 2017 every day | Hearst Museum of Anthropology, 102 Kroeber Hall

 Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

Why do we sometimes know a lot about who made things, and why do we sometimes not? Why does it sometimes matter to us, and why might it sometimes not? These are the questions that will be raised in the exhibit that will inaugurate the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology’s renovated Kroeber Hall Gallery. The Museum will display objects from the collection that urge visitors to think critically...   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 >

Exhibit: Local Color: Seeing Place Through Watercolor

Exhibit - Painting | April 5 – 11, 2017 every day | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Come celebrate the colors of Spring at the UC Botanical Garden. Please join us for a special installation of Mimi Robinson’s artwork documenting the unique colors of our special garden at this time of year. A book talk and two hands-on workshops will also be offered by Mimi Robinson author of Local Color, Observing Place through Watercolor.

 Free with Garden Admission

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 >