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Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Structure vs. Randomness

Workshop | April 10 – 14, 2017 every day |  Calvin Laboratory (Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing)

 Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing

This workshop will focus on a phenomenon observed in harmonic analysis, ergodic theory, analytic number theory, graph theory, complexity theory, additive combinatorics and cryptography, according to which arbitrary objects can be well approximated by a combination of a small number of pseudorandom objects. In the study of higher-order Fourier analysis, this corresponds to approximating every...   More >

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Nuclear Policy Working Group

Meeting | March 14 – May 9, 2017 every Tuesday with exceptions | NSSC Suite, Suite 230

 2150 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94709

 Nuclear Engineering (NE)

Using Isotopes to Reconstruct the Past: Interview with Elizabeth Niespolo, Department of Earth and Planetary Science

Seminar | April 11 | 9-9:30 a.m. | Barrows Hall, Radio broadcast, ON-AIR ONLY, 90.7 FM

 Elizabeth Niespolo, PhD Candidate, Department of Earth and Planetary Science; Tesla Monson, PhD Candidate, Department of Integrative Biology, UC Berkeley

 KALX 90.7 FM

This week on The Graduates, tune in to hear from geologist Elizabeth Niespolo as she discusses her work on the timing and tempo of human evolution using isotope geochemistry. The Graduates, highlighting graduate student research at Berkeley and around the world, is broadcast every other Tuesday at 9AM on KALX 90.7 FM and on the web

Elizabeth in the lab

Simons Institute Workshop: Structure vs. Randomness Apr. 10 – Apr. 14

Seminar | April 11 | 9:05 a.m.-1:05 p.m. | Simons Institute, Auditorium | Note change in date and location

 Various, Various

 Department of Mathematics

This workshop will focus on a phenomenon observed in harmonic analysis, ergodic theory, analytic number theory, graph theory, complexity theory, additive combinatorics and cryptography, according to which arbitrary objects can be well approximated by a combination of a small number of pseudorandom objects. In the study of higher-order Fourier analysis, this corresponds to approximating every...   More >

Undergrads and DH: Collaborations with the Library: Digital Humanities Faire 2017

Conference/Symposium | April 11 | 9:30-11 a.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Library

The DH Faire is an annual event that brings together digital humanists to share their work and reflect on the field more broadly. Including a series of panels, a poster session, and an evening reception, the faire offers the Berkeley community the opportunity to share projects at various stages of development, and to receive invaluable feedback from peers.

Antisocial Computing: Explaining and Predicting Negative Behavior Online

Lecture | April 11 | 9:40-11 a.m. | 202 South Hall

 Justin Cheng

 Information, School of

New computational methods for understanding and predicting antisocial behavior and misinformation in online communities.

Local Color: A Watercolor Workshop with Mimi Robinson

Workshop | April 11 | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Have you ever noticed that each place has its own distinct set of colors? This hands-on watercolor workshop helps us explore the colors of the unique flora and fauna that make up The UC Botanical
Garden. Through classroom and field studies we will develop personal and collective color palettes that reflect this remarkable place. You may also discover what is surprising and unexpected along...   More >

$100, $90 members

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

Student Hosted Colloquium: Stereocontrol in Photochemical Synthesis

Seminar | April 11 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Tehshik Yoon, University of Wisconsin-Madison

 College of Chemistry

Control over the stereochemistry of photochemical reactions, particularly using enantioselective catalysts, has been a long-standing challenging synthetic problem with few general solutions. It has commonly been argued that the high-energy intermediates involved in photochemical transformations limit the opportunities for effective stereocontrol. We disagree with this assessment, and recently...   More >

Seminar 217, Risk Management: Minimum Conditional Expected Drawdown Portfolios

Seminar | April 11 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Speaker: Alex Papanicolaou, UC Berkeley

 Center for Risk Management Research

Drawdown, and in particular maximum drawdown, is a widely used indicator of risk in the fund management industry. It is a vital metric for a levered investor who can get caught in a liquidity trap and forced to sell valuable positions if unable to secure funding after an abrupt market decline. Moreover, it is a pathwise risk measure in contrast to end-horizon risk diagnostics like volatility,...   More >

BSAC Technology Seminar - Dynamic Characterization of MEMS Using Laser Doppler Vibrometry

Seminar | April 11 | 12-1 p.m. | 540 Cory Hall

 Eric Lawrence, MEMS Business Development Manager, Polytec Inc.

 Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center

Laser Doppler Vibrometry is used by researchers for dynamic characterization of MEMS. It features microscope-based velocity measurements using the Doppler effect and offers picometer level resolution, bandwidth to 1.2 GHz, high accuracy, and wide dynamic range. Recent developments in this technology extend the usage to 3-axis response and frequency bandwidth to 1.2 GHz.

  RSVP online by April 10.

When Death Comes, He Steals the Infant: Children and Mortuary Practice on the Giza Plateau: AHMA Noon Colloquium

Lecture | April 11 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 7205 Dwinelle Hall

 Jessica Kaiser, UC Berkeley

 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.

Blind Love, Romanticism, and Rousseau’s Julie

Lecture | April 11 | 12-2 p.m. | 4229 Dwinelle Hall

 Alexandra Schamel, Universität Munich, Dept. of Comparative Literature, French Studies & IES Visiting Scholar

 Institute of European Studies, Department of French

The lecture examines to what extent Rousseau’s epistolary novel Julie ou la Nouvelle Héloïse modifies the visual paradigm of eighteenth-century anthropology, as seen in Rousseau’s ideology of substantial nature, by introducing dynamics which produce obscurité, an unattainable dimension of inwardness. The argument leads to the proposal that the subject’s strategies of hiding, masking and...   More >

EndNote Essentials:: Citation Management for Busy People

Workshop | April 11 | 12-1 p.m. | Barrows Hall, 356: D-Lab Convening Room

 Karen Andrews, Sheldon Margen Public Health Library

 Sheldon Margen Public Health Library

EndNote is a citation management program that helps you organize the citations you find when doing research. It also lets you quickly insert these citations into your paper or report, converts them into any of thousands of different styles with a click or two, and creates a bibliography for you, saving hours of time when writing papers.

Bring your own laptop since you will practice some of the...   More >

Why Vikings, Frozen and Kahoot are Important for Norway’s Future – and What Norway can Learn from Silicon Valley

Lecture | April 11 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Gro Dyrnes, Regional Director Americas, Director San Francisco and Silicon Valley, representing Norway in the Nordic Innovation House Board and in VisitNorway

 Institute of European Studies

The discussion over the last years in Norway has been centered around value creation “after oil”. This presentation will discuss advantages and challenges in Norway’s innovation system and culture and will also compare this to the Silicon Valley ecosystem and mentality.

Gro Dyrnes was formerly the Chief of Staff, Regional Director for Western Europe and the Nordics and IT-director, in...   More >

Blind Love, Romanticism, and Rousseau’s Julie

Lecture | April 11 | 12-2 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, 4229 - French Department Library

 Alexandra Schamel, Visiting Scholar, Universität Munich

 Comparative Literature, French Studies Program, Institute of European Studies

The lecture examines to what extent Rousseau’s epistolary novel Julie ou la Nouvelle Héloïse modifies the visual paradigm of eighteenth-century anthropology, as seen in Rousseau’s ideology of substantial nature, by introducing dynamics which produce obscurité, an unattainable dimension of inwardness. The argument leads to the proposal that the subject’s strategies of hiding, masking and...   More >

Certificate Program in Leadership and Management Online Information Session

Information Session | April 11 | 12-12:30 p.m. |  Online

 UC Berkeley Extension

Find out how this certificate can help you build the essential skills for effective management and make a tangible difference in your career.

  Register online

The Berkeley Network Webinar Series: How Women Can Succeed in the Workplace

Seminar | April 11 | 12-1 p.m. |  Online

 Valerie Alexander, Founder and CEO of Goalkeeper Media, Goalkeeper Media

 Cal Alumni Association

As a result of two million years of evolution, men’s brains and women’s brains function differently, and those differences are reflected in how we behave, react and are perceived in the workplace. In this provocative talk, Valerie Alexander speaks candidly about how the value placed on instinctively female behavior can limit women’s success, particularly in male-driven fields, and what we can do...   More >

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The Imperative for Slowing Population Growth in the Sahel

Colloquium | April 11 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Alisha Graves, Co-Founder, The OASIS Initiative

 Center for African Studies

One of the Center for African Studies weekly sessions in our Spring 2017 Colloquium Series.

Development Lunch:"Migration: A Missing Link Between Weather and Violence?"

Seminar | April 11 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Florian Grosset, Paris School of Economics

 Department of Economics, CEGA

Information or Compensation: The Impacts of Financial Incentives and IT on Physician Productivity

Colloquium | April 11 | 12:40-2 p.m. | 714C University Hall

 Benjamin Handel, PhD, Associate Professor of Economics, UC Berkeley

 Public Health, School of

Physician financial incentives and utilization of information technology are two key levers policymakers have considered to “bend the cost curve” and reduce health care cost growth in the United States. Preliminary analysis reveals that financial incentives and IT are complementary, in the sense that use of IT improves physician responses to existing financial incentives.

Resilience and Interdependencies Of Civil Infrastructures During Emergencies

Seminar | April 11 | 1-2 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, 310 Banatao Auditorium

 Gian Paolo Cimellaro, Politecnico di Torino

 Siebel Energy Institute

Resilience is a broad and multidisciplinary subject and measuring it is one of the most challenging tasks due to the complexity of the process. This talk analyzes fundamental concepts of “community resilience” and presents a common reference framework, including several applications of the framework to strategic facilities (e.g., hospitals and schools) and infrastructure networks (e.g., gas,...   More >

Gian Paolo Cimellaro, Associate Professor in Structural Engineering, Politecnico di Torino

New Technologies and Archaeology

Conference/Symposium | April 11 | 2-5 p.m. | 308A Doe Library

 Department of History of Art

An event bringing together technology innovators, cultural heritage workers, and scholars in a conversation about scanning, visualization, Virtual and Augmented Reality, and other digital tools that are changing the field of Archaeology. Followed by a round-table discussion and a visit to the newly re-opened Phoebe Hearst Museum of Anthropology.

Cognitive Neuroscience Colloquia

Colloquium | April 11 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

 Vincent P. Clark, University of New Mexico

 Department of Psychology

Chiron Lecture

Seminar | April 11 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building | Note change in date

 Pietro De Camilli, Yale University School of Medicine

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Chiron Lectures

3-Manifold Seminar: Quasi-Fuchsian surface subgroups

Seminar | April 11 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Alvin Kerber, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Given a geometrically finite Kleinian group, we can ask whether it contains any quasi-Fuchsian surface subgroups. The answer is yes for closed hyperbolic 3-manifolds (Kahn-Markovic) and more generally for finite volume hyperbolic 3-manifolds (Masters-Zhang, Baker-Cooper). We'll discuss some background on this problem and outline a strategy for the case of infinite volume. We'll then present new...   More >

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry through Macaulay2: Crash Course on Characteristic Classes

Seminar | April 11 | 3:45-4:30 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Ritvik Ramkumar, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

100 Years Later: The Lynching of (Grandpa) Anthony Crawford: Has racial difference ended or simply evolved?

Lecture | April 11 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Hearst Field Annex, Room D-37

 Doria Dee Johnson, Public Historian and Activist

 The On The Same Page Program, Equity and Inclusion, Vice Chancellor, College of Environmental Design, Department of African American Studies, Fannie Lou Hamer Black Resource Center, Department of Sociology

Doria Dee Johnson’s great-grandfather was lynched in South Carolina in 1916. Using her family’s painful story as a lens through which we can examine our nation’s history, Johnson will describe how past injustices propelled her from the role of daughter to genealogist to activist to scholar, and now international human rights and restorative justice agent.

 The talk and reception are free and open to all UC Berkeley students, faculty, staff, and community members.

Public historian and activist Doria Dee Johnson

Charge Transfer Dynamics, Excited State Energetics, and Organic Photovoltaics

Seminar | April 11 | 4-5 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Nandini Ananth, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Cornell University

 College of Chemistry

Designing molecular materials for use as organic photovoltaics, molecular electronics, and photocata-lysts is a multifaceted challenge requiring a detailed understanding of both the excited state energetics and the dynamics of charge and energy transfer. We address the dynamic challenge by developing new methods based on the path integral formulation of quantum mechanics that are uniquely suited...   More >

100 Years Later: The Lynching of Grandpa Crawford

Lecture | April 11 | 4-5:30 p.m. | D-37 Hearst Field Annex

 College of Environmental Design

TUE, APR 11, 4:00pm. Using her family’s painful story as a lens through which we can examine our nation’s history, US History Scholar Doria Dee Johnson will describe how past injustices propelled her from the role of daughter to genealogist to activist to

Full Duplex Wireless: From Impossibility to Practice

Seminar | April 11 | 4-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, HP Auditorium (306)

 Dinesh Bharadia, Postdoctoral Associate, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

A long held assumption in wireless is that radios cannot transmit and receive at the same time on the same frequency. This assumption has informed several aspects of wireless network design: from radio design to PHY, MAC and network layers. In this talk, I will describe my research on invalidating this fundamental assumption.

The Lasso: 22 years later: (Tuesday; Berkeley-Stanford joint colloquium)

Seminar | April 11 | 4-5 p.m. | 277 Cory Hall

 Rob Tibshirani, Stanford University

 Department of Statistics

In April 1995 I gave the Stanford-Berkeley seminar entitled "Regression Shrinkage and Selection via the Lasso". I will recount that day and review what has happened in this area of research since that time. I will also discuss some new developments (by others) in the computation of best subsets regression, a main competitor to the lasso, and present the results of a large scale numerical study...   More >

Design Field Notes: Tyler Mincey and Jorge Fino

Seminar | April 11 | 4-5 p.m. | 220 Jacobs Hall

 Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation

Pearl Automation's Tyler Mincey (VP of Product) and Jorge Fino (Director of Design) will speak at Jacobs Hall. Pearl Automation makes technology tools for cars, aiming to enable anyone to upgrade their car's capabilities.

Annual Martin Meyerson Faculty Research Lectures

Lecture | April 11 | 4-5 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium

 Thomas W. Laqueur

 Academic Senate

Thomas W. Laqueur
Helen Fawcett Distinguished Professor of History

How Dogs Make Us Human

Making Fit, Pricing Air: High-Rises Explode Across Phnom Penh

Lecture | April 11 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Sylvia Nam, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, UC Irvine

 Center for Southeast Asia Studies

This talk examines pent-up expertise and upward pressures on land prices that have generated the market dynamics leading to the expansive rollout of condominium towers in Phnom Penh. The speaker received her Ph.D. in City & Regional Planning from UC Berkeley.

Sylvia Nam

Seminar 221, Industrial Organization: ​"An Empirical Framework for Sequential Assignment: The Allocation of Deceased Donor Kidneys"

Seminar | April 11 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Nikhil Agarwal, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 Department of Economics

Neighbourhood Perceptions of the Ukraine Crisis: From the Soviet Union into Eurasia?

Lecture | April 11 | 4:30-6:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Katarzyna Stoklosa, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science and Public Management, Centre for Border Region Studies, University of Southern Denmark, Sønderborg; Jussi Laine, Assistant Professor of Multidisciplinary Border Studies at the Karelian Institute, University of Eastern Finland; James Scott, Professor of Multidisciplinary Border Studies at the Karelian Institute, University of Eastern Finland; Gerhard Besier, Director, Sigmund Neumann Institute (Berlin, Dresden, Flensburg); Steen Bo Frandsen, Head of Centre for Border Region Studies, University of Southern Denmark, Sønderborg

 Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES)

Recent events in Ukraine and Russia and the subsequent incorporation of Crimea into the Russian state, with the support of some circles of inhabitants of the peninsula, have shown that the desire of people to belong to the Western part of Europe should not automatically be assumed. Discussing different perceptions of the Ukrainian-Russian war in neighbouring countries, this book offers an...   More >

“Advancing Human Rights in a Rightward World: Challenges for International Institutions and Civil Society”: A Talk By: NAVANETHEM PILLAY

Lecture | April 11 | 5-7 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, Goldberg Room

 Center for Race and Gender, Institute for South Asia Studies, Department of Gender and Women's Studies, Human Rights Center, International and Area Studies (IAS)

“Advancing Human Rights in a Rightward World: Challenges for International Institutions and Civil Society”

A Talk By: NAVANETHEM PILLAY
United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, 2008-2014 and Judge of the International Criminal Court, 2003-2008

Opening Remarks: PAUL ALIVISATOS, Vice Chancellor for Research and Samsung Distinguished Professor of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, UC,...   More >

When Police Kill, a book talk with Prof. Zimring

Reading - Nonfiction | April 11 | 5:10-6 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Library

 Library

Professor Franklin Zimring (Berkeley Law) compiles data from federal records, crowdsourced research, and investigative journalism to provide a comprehensive, fact-based picture of how, when, where, and why police resort to deadly force. Of the 1,100 killings by police in the United States in 2015, he shows, 85 percent were fatal shootings and 95 percent of victims were male. The death rates for...   More >

Book jacket, When Police Kill

EPMS Weekly Seminar

Seminar | November 1, 2016 – December 5, 2017 every Tuesday | 5:10-6 p.m. | 212 O'Brien Hall

 Engineering and Project Management Society

Each week the Engineering and Project Management Society brings in a speaker to talk about topics related to construction and project management. Light refreshments will be provided.

Event is ADA accessible. For disability accommodation requests and information, please contact Disability Access Services by phone at 510.643.6456 (voice) or 510.642.6376 (TTY) or by email at...   More >

Swahili Weekly Social Hour

Social Event | January 31 – May 9, 2017 every Tuesday | 6-7 p.m. |  Jupiter Taproom

 2181 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Center for African Studies

Speak Swahili with your fellow Swahili students and enthusiasts over a drink at Jupiter Taproom. This is an informal gathering to connect with other Swahili speakers on campus and in Berkeley. Each person will support their own beverage purchases, but we will provide the good company! And of course, Swahili speaking only! All skill and experience levels are welcome. Karibuni sana!

Sustain U: Green Up Your Life

Course | January 31 – April 25, 2017 every Tuesday with exceptions | 6:30-8 p.m. | 228 Dwinelle Hall

 Sharon Chen; Mary Thomasmeyer

 Student Environmental Resource Center

This course, presented by the Student Environmental Resource Center, is meant to introduce sustainability as a multi-faceted and interdisciplinary concept embodying business, economics, public health, engineering, and ethnic studies, as well as its real practical applications in students’ lives.

Sieranevada | Cristi Puiu | Romania, 2016

Film - Feature | April 11 | 6:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

A movie about big themes set in a small space, the latest from Romanian master Cristi Puiu (The Death of Mr. Lazarescu) takes place in a flat where relatives wait for a priest to deliver last rites to the family patriarch.

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

Full: Nordic

Special Event | April 11 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Programmed by Sarah Cahill

The five Icelandic women known as Nordic Affect perform new music on period instruments, and are the only ensemble who has worked with both the English Concert and Björk. Their program includes work by Anna Thorvaldsdottir and other Icelandic composers. The San Francisco Chronicle praises their "lush but vividly pointed sonic textures."

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. Seating for Full is limited.

CALIFORNIA Live! A Dream Denied? The Immigrant Experience in the Campus Community

Lecture | April 11 | 7-9:15 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room

 Robert D. Haas ’64, Chairman-Emeritus, Levi Strauss & Co.; Saira Hussain ’09, J.D. ’13, Staff Attorney, Asian Law Caucus; Meng So ’10, M.A, Director, Undocumented Student Program, UC Berkeley; Seth Grossman, Chief of Staff, University of California President Janet Napolitano; Valeska Castaneda-Puerto ’16, Program Manager, Student Support, Cal Alumni Association

 Diane Dwyer ’87, Veteran Bay Area journalist, Dwyer Media Consulting

 Cal Alumni Association

Join the Cal Alumni Association as we present our first CALIFORNIA Live! event of 2017 — an exciting panel discussion, “A Dream Denied? The Immigrant Experience in the Campus Community.”

$20 CAA Member, $10 Current Student or Young Cal Alumni (Classes of 2006-2016), $25 General Admission

 View Free Live Streaming Event: https://californialiveonline.eventbrite.com. Register online or by calling David Smith at 510-900-8256, or by emailing David Smith at david.smith@alumni.berkeley.edu

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 >

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 >

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.

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 >