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Friday, April 7, 2017

Future of Social Ventures Conference and GSVC Global Finals

Conference/Symposium | April 7 | 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. | Haas School of Business, Andersen Auditorium

 Berkeley-Haas Institute for Business and Social Impact, Berkeley-Haas Center for Social Sector Leadership, Global Social Venture Competition

The Future of Social Ventures Conference will feature speakers and interactive sessions with experts in the field of social impact, as well as presentations from the top finalists of the 2017 Global Social Venture Competition.


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

Conference/Symposium | April 7 | 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, Goldberg Room

 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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The Future of Higher Education: Creating Opportunity, Assessing Value

Conference/Symposium | April 7 | 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium

 Robert Birgeneau, Chancellor Emeritus and Professor of Physics, Materials Science and Engineering, and Public Policy, UC Berkeley, Co-Chair of The Lincoln Project

 Henry Brady, Dean, Goldman School of Public Policy and Professor of Political Science and Public Policy, UC Berkeley; Carol Christ, Interim Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost, and Chancellor Designate, UC Berkeley; Mark Becker, President, Georgia State University; Martin Kenney, Professor, Community and Regional Development, UC Davis; Sean Randolph, Senior Director, Bay Area Council Economic Institute; Edward Penhoet, Associate Dean, Biology, UC Berkeley; Pradeep Khosla, Chancellor, UC San Diego; Mike Hout, Professor, Sociology, New York University; James Rosenbaum, Professor, Education and Social Policy, and of Sociology, Northwestern University; Laura Hamilton, Associate Professor, Sociology, UC Merced; Sandy Baum, Policy Fellow at the Urban Institute, Professor Emerita of Economics, Skidmore College

 John Zysman, Professor, Political Science and Director, Berkeley Roundtable on the International Economy, UC Berkeley; John Dougass, Senior Research Fellow, Center for Studies in Higher Education, UC Berkeley

 Institute for the Study of Societal Issues, Institute of Governmental Studies, Graduate School of Education, Center for Studies in Higher Education , Cal Alumni Association

This one-day conference will examine the implications of the developments for the future of American universities, students and society.

Spring Bird Walk

Tour/Open House | April 7 | 9:30-11 a.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Celebrate the start of spring with a bird walk in the garden, where we'll be on the lookout for migrating hummingbirds, vireos, and flycatchers.

$20, $18 members

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

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.


Water's Extreme Journey at the Lawrence Hall of Science

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.

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

Counterfactual thinking and comparative similarity

Seminar | April 7 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

 Felipe de Brigard, Duke University

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Counterfactual thinking involves imagining hypothetical alternatives to reality. Philosopher David Lewis argued that people estimate the subjective plausibility that a counterfactual event could have occurred by comparing an imagined possible world in which the counterfactual statement is true against the current, actual world in which the counterfactual statement is false. Accordingly,...   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 Clinical Research Conduct and Management Online Information Session

Information Session | April 7 | 12-1 p.m. |  Online | Canceled

  , Berkeley, CA

 UC Berkeley Extension

Learn how this professional certificate can help you launch or advance your career in clinical research by enhancing your knowledge of clinical trials. For more information about the program, visit extension.berkeley.edu/cert/clinical.html.

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Jacobs Design Conversations: Elisa Giaccardi

Lecture | April 7 | 12-1 p.m. | 310 Jacobs Hall

 Elisa Giaccardi

 Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation

Professor and designer Elisa Giaccardi will speak at Jacobs Hall.

Environmental and Sustainability Career Expo

Career Fair | April 7 | 12-3 p.m. |  Anna Head Alumnae Hall (2537 Haste St.)

 Student Environmental Resource Center, Career Center, College of Natural Resources

Seeking an environmental and sustainability career? Want to learn more about different green-focused organizations or network with sustainability professionals? Want to learn tips for getting an environmental job?

Join us for an Environmental and Sustainability Career Expo! Featured employers TBA.

Why the Berlin Painter? On Painting in the Dark: AHMA Noon Colloquium

Lecture | April 7 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 7205 Dwinelle Hall

 François Lissarrague, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales

 Ancient History and Mediterranean Archaeology, Graduate Group in

The AHMA Noon Colloquium is a series of informal papers presented at noon in 7205 Dwinelle Hall.

Dancing for Fun and Fitness (BEUHS605)

Workshop | April 7 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 251 Hearst Gymnasium

 Nadia Qabazard

 Be Well at Work - Wellness

Fit some fun and fitness into your day with these free, beginner dance classes. Zumba will be on 2/10, and 5/5, Samba will be on 3/3 and Polynesian/Hula will be on 4/7 and 6/2. No partner required. Comfortable clothing and athletic shoes recommended.

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ARE Seminar: On the Estimation of Treatment Effects with Endogenous Misreporting

Seminar | April 7 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | 201 Giannini Hall

 Martin L. Weitzman, Harvard University

 College of Natural Resources

Speaker Rusty Tchernis from Georgia State University

If/When/How: RJP Lunch Meeting

Meeting | April 7 | 1-2 p.m. | 12 Boalt Hall, School of Law

 If/When/How: Lawyering for Reproductive Justice

RJP check in

Solid State Technology and Devices Seminar: Sustainable semiconductor for personal satellite and deep space exploration

Seminar | April 7 | 1-2 p.m. | Cory Hall, 540 A/B Cory Hall

 Jin-Woo Han, NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

AS Silicon devices scaling advances, a long-term operation becomes increasingly less sustainable due to several device aging mechanisms. A failure rate of the device tends to increase with miniaturization and new space applications by various wear out mechanisms including stress induced leakage current (SILC), hot-carrier injection (HCI), and bias temperature instability (BTI). In addition to...   More >

Precision Total Station Mapping

Workshop | April 7 | 1-5 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Kirsten Vacca, UC Berkeley, Archaeological Research Facility; Alexandra McCleary, UC Berkeley, Archaeological Research Facility; Christopher Lowman, UC Berkeley, Archaeological Research Facility

 Archaeological Research Facility

This workshop will introduce the use of ARF’s Sokkia total stations for mapping archaeological sites and features at sub-centimeter precision. We will demonstrate the setup and leveling of the total station, the use of the Magnet Field tablet software, mapping process, and the export of data to desktop mapping software.

Sokkia SET 5


Presentation | April 7 | 1-2 p.m. |  Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design


Organosilicon Compounds for Salt-free Reduction of Metal Compounds, Generating Catalytically Active Species

Seminar | April 7 | 1-2 p.m. | 775B Tan Hall

 Kazushi Mashima

 College of Chemistry

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 >

Men's Tennis vs. UCLA

Sport - Intercollegiate - Tennis | April 7 | 1:30 p.m. |  Hellman Tennis Center

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Men's Tennis hosts UCLA in conference action at Hellman Tennis Complex.

Takács Quartet Masterclass

Performing Arts - Music | April 7 | 2 p.m. |  Morrison Hall

 Department of Music

Members of the Takács Quartet coach UC Berkeley students in rehearsal of select Beethoven string quartets.

Tickets: free and open to the public with limited access. Updated information will be available at calperformances.org

free and open to the public with limited access.

Western Language Resources for East Asian Studies

Information Session | April 7 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 341 East Asian Library

 Bruce C. Williams, C. V. Starr East Asian Library


Introduction to locating materials and information in Western languages in the area of East Asian Studies by using library databases, catalogs and other bibliographic tools.

Biomimetic Engineering of Squid Sucker Ring Teeth Proteins: From Biology to Technology: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | April 7 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Prof. Ali Miserez, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore / MSE

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

Living organisms are “green chemist” masters, producing multi-functional materials under benign environmental conditions, with a limited amount of building blocks. Thus, they constitute important biomimetic model systems for eco-friendly and multi-scale processing of materials.

Proteins constitute either the structural components of biological materials or the templates that control the growth...   More >

Student Arithmetic Geometry Seminar: Witt vectors, semirings and total positivity

Seminar | April 7 | 2-3 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

 Martin Speirs, University of Copenhagen

 Department of Mathematics

The goal of this talk is to explain recent results of James Borger on extending the Witt vector functor from rings to semirings. This is achieved by using various positivity results from the study of symmetric functions. I will introduce a convenient algebraic set-up (introduced by Borger and Wieland under the name of plethories) for dealing with such questions, and finally I will also discuss...   More >

On Belonging: Gender, Sexuality, and Identity in Japan

Conference/Symposium | April 7 | 2 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, The Doreen B. Townsend Center for the Humanities

 Center for Japanese Studies (CJS)

The UC Berkeley Center for Japanese Studies presents its fourth annual graduate student conference: On Belonging: Gender, Sexuality, and Identity in Japan. We invite proposals for papers from current graduate students and recent graduates from any discipline that focus on past and present inquiries into and expressions of identity and community formation vis-à-vis gender and sexuality in Japan....   More >

Student Probability/PDE Seminar: A Semiclassical Approach to the Kramers–Smoluchowski Equation

Seminar | April 7 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Maciej Zworski, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

We consider the Kramers–Smoluchowski equation at a low temperature regime and show how semiclassical techniques developed for the study of the Witten Laplacian and Fokker–Planck equation provide quantitative results. I will give complete proofs in the one dimensional case and explain how recent work of Laurent Michel gives results in higher dimensions. One purpose is to provide a simple...   More >

Composition Colloquium: Marco Stroppa

Colloquium | April 7 | 3 p.m. |  CNMAT (1750 Arch St.)

 Department of Music

Composer, researcher and professor, Marco Stroppa was born in Verona on December 8, 1959.
He undertook a range of musical studies - piano, choral music and choir conducting, composition and electronic music – under Laura Palmieri, Guido Begal, Renato Dionisi, Azio Corghi and Alvise Vidolin at the Conservatories of Verona, Milan and Venice. He also studied computer music, cognitive psychology and...   More >

Translation as Communication across Languages and Cultures

Lecture | April 7 | 3-5 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, B-4 (Classroom side)

 Juliane House, Hellenic American University

 Berkeley Language Center


Environmental Engineering Seminar

Seminar | April 7 | 3-4 p.m. | 406 Davis Hall

 Dr. Bruce E. Logan, Professor, Penn State CEE

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

Campus Visitor Library Tour: Doe and Moffitt Libraries and their Main Stacks

Tour/Open House | April 7 – 28, 2017 every Friday | 3-4 p.m. | Doe Library, meets at north entrance


April is a month when students and families visit campus, trying to decide if Cal will be their future home. If you are are visiting campus, you are encouraged to come see the the Library.

Tours of the historic Doe Library, underground Main stacks, and newly renovated Moffitt Undergraduate Library are given every Monday and Friday in April. They start on the north steps of the Doe Library. You...   More >

MENA Salon

Workshop | February 3 – May 5, 2017 every Friday with exceptions | 3-4 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 340, Sultan Conference Room

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

On Fridays at 3:00 during the semester, the CMES hosts an informal weekly coffee hour and guided discussion of current events in the Middle East and North Africa, open to all and free of charge.

Fact, Fiction, Data: Theory and Method in the Historiography of the Novel

Lecture | April 7 | 4-6 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, 4229 - French Department Library

 Françoise Lavocat, Paris 3-Sorbonne Nouvelle Comparative Literature

 Nicholas Paige, Professor, UC Berkeley - French Department

 Department of French

The Bishan Project: 2010-2016

Colloquium | April 7 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Ou Ning, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, Columbia University in the City of New York

 Weihong Bao, East Asian Languages and Cultures; Film Studies

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

The Bishan Project was not just an art project. It started out from wanting to address those imbalances between cities and the countryside that had manifested grim realities such as the deterioration of agricultural industries, rural villages, and farm laborer empowerment, and were the direct result of excessive urbanization. The project relied on the accumulated experience of the rural...   More >

Earl L. Muetterties Memorial Lecture: Design of Advanced Materials?

Seminar | April 7 | 4-5 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Matt Rosseinsky, Department of Chemistry, University of Liverpool

 College of Chemistry

The development of advanced materials will increasingly rely on our ability to assemble complex compositions in an ordered and predictable manner to generate enhanced properties. There is thus considerable interest in building our capability for materials design. It is attractive to harness the ever-increasing power of computation in the search for new materials. The scale and nature of the...   More >

Airport Capacity Prediction Using Machine Learning and its Applications

Lecture | April 7 | 4-5 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Sreeta Gorripaty, UC Berkeley

 Institute of Transportation Studies

Abstract: Air traffic managers and flight operators are faced with challenging decisions due to the uncertainty in capacity stemming from variability in weather, demand and human factors. Accurate airport capacity predictions are necessary to develop efficient decision-support tools for air traffic control and for planning effective traffic management initiatives. Capacity of an airport can be...   More >

Baseball vs. Arizona State

Sport - Intercollegiate - Baseball/Softball | April 7 | 4:05 p.m. |  Evans Field

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Baseball hosts Arizona State in conference action at Evans Diamond.

Takács Quartet Colloquium

Colloquium | April 7 | 4:30 p.m. |  Morrison Hall

 Department of Music

Discussion with music students and faculty, with members of the Takács Quartet.
Tickets: private session for UC Berkeley students only; not open to the public.

Ramachandra Guha | India at Seventy - A Historian's Report Card: The Inaugural Bhattacharya Lecture on the "Future of India"

Lecture | April 7 | 6-8 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium

 Ramachandra Guha, Indian historian and Author

 Institute for South Asia Studies, The Bhattacharya India Fund at UC Berkeley

Ramachandra Guha delivers the inaugural lecture in this newly established lecture series on the Future of India.

Black Life: Lynice Pinkard

Lecture | April 7 | 6 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Programmed by Chika Okoye and David Brazil

Join pastor, author, and community activist Lynice Pinkard for a lecture and conversation entitled “Our Usable Past.” Pinkard examines historical, cultural, and movement moments to reveal the particular gifts that New World Africans have brought and continue to bring, and explores the dialectical tensions between suffering and hope, sorrow 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 Event is included with admission

I Called Him Morgan | Kasper Collin | Sweden, United States, 2016

Film - Documentary | April 7 | 6:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Discovered by Dizzy Gillespie and an MVP of Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers ensemble, Lee Morgan was a key player in New York’s 1960s “hard-bop” scene—a trumpeter with a beautifully supple, expressive sound, a dapper prodigy who had played with John Coltrane by his late teens and gained the admiration of his peers by his early twenties. It was inevitable he’d eventually cross paths with Helen More,...   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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Lacrosse vs. St. Mary's

Sport - Intercollegiate - Lacrosse | April 7 | 6:30 p.m. |  Memorial Stadium

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Lacrosse hosts St. Mary's in conference action at Memorial Stadium.

Regina Spektor

Performing Arts - Music | April 7 | 8 p.m. |  Hearst Greek Theatre

 Another Planet Entertainment

Spektor’s songs have appeared in TV shows and movies including Orange Is The New Black, Grey’s Anatomy, Weeds, How I Met Your Mother, Veronica Mars, The Good Wife and (500) Days of Summer. Spektor played for the Obamas and guests at the White House and performed as part of philanthropic campaigns for Tibet, Doctors Without Borders, and many more.

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University Chorus, Symphony Orchestra, and Contra Costa Wind Symphony: "The French Kiss of Death," works by FAURE and BERLIOZ

Performing Arts - Music | April 7 | 8 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

University Chorus
Nikolas Nackley, director
University Symphony Orchestra
David Milnes, music director
Contra Costa Wind Symphony
Brad Hogarth, director
"The French Kiss of Death"
FAURE Requiem
BERLIOZ Grande Symphonie Funèbre et Triomphale
and pieces by Charpentier and de Lalande

The University Chorus is a select ensemble of approximately eighty singers open to all musicians in...   More >

$16 General Admission, $12 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

The Tallis Scholars: Metamorphosis

Performing Arts - Music | April 7 | 8 p.m. |  First Congregational Church

 2345 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Cal Performances

Under the direction of Peter Phillips, the Tallis Scholars present a fascinating program drawn from core Christian texts—exploring the human condition, from the joys of birth to the quiet acceptance of death—by composers in the Catholic, Anglican, and Russian Orthodox traditions. The settings by Palestrina, Tavener, Pärt, and Stravinsky, among others, span centuries and reflect an extraordinary...   More >

starting at $58

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

The Unknown Girl | (La fille inconnue): Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne Belgium, France, 2016

Film - Feature | April 7 | 8:45 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Adèle Haenel, Olivier Bonnaud, Jérémie Renier,

The Dardenne brothers have won the Cannes Palme d’Or twice for their incomparable portraits of underrepresented lives. Here, their protagonist is a doctor who sets out to uncover the identity of a woman who died near her office. The Unknown Girl is another stellar entry in the Belgian filmmakers’ illustrious careers.

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.

  Buy tickets online

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


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


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 >