<< Wednesday, April 12, 2017 >>

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Howison Lectures in Philosophy

Lecture | April 12 | TBA Moses Hall

 Gisela Striker, Harvard University

 Department of Philosophy

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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Funding and Programming Transportation Projects in California

Workshop | April 12 – 13, 2017 every day | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Ayres Suites Ontario at Mills Mall

 4370 Mills Circle, Ontario, CA 91764

 Norma Ortega, California Department of Transportation; Andre Boutros, California Transportation Commission

 Technology Transfer Program

Funding state and local transportation projects in California is a complex process involving multiple inter-related federal, state, regional, and local planning and operating agencies, as well as an alphabet soup of documents and funding programs. Changing requirements and shifting political priorities can further complicate the process. Without a map and a strategy for developing fundable...   More >

 This course is for transportation planners and project managers in state and local agencies or governments, regional planning agencies, and transit operators. It will also benefit board members, managers, and others involved with developing fundable plans

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

Matrix Computations and Scientific Computing Seminar: Space–time least-squares Petrov–Galerkin projection for nonlinear model reduction

Seminar | April 12 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 380 Soda Hall

 Youngsoo Choi, LLNL

 Department of Mathematics

Reduced-order models (ROMs) of nonlinear dynamical systems are essential for enabling high-fidelity computational models to be used in many-query and real-time applications such as uncertainty quantification and design optimization. Such ROMs reduce the dimensionality of the dynamical system by executing a projection process on the governing system of nonlinear ordinary differential equations....   More >

Brexit and its Aftershocks: Reimagining British Politics

Lecture | April 12 | 12-1 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Matt Beech, Director of the Centre for British Politics at the University of Hull (UK) and Visiting Scholar at the Center for British Studies in the Institute for European Studies

 Institute of European Studies

The United Kingdom's decision to leave the European Union undoubtedly poses an existential problem for the EU. It is also likely that the institutions of the oldest and most stable multi-nation state will require reform in the post-Brexit era. In other words, the aftershocks of Brexit will probably necessitate a reimagining of British politics in each nation and region of the United Kingdom. At...   More >

Invisible Hands: Townsend Book Chat with Jonathan Sheehan

Lecture | April 12 | 12-1 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall

 Townsend Center for the Humanities

Invisible Hands traces the rise in eighteenth-century Europe of a belief in self-organization—such that large systems, whether natural or human-made, are seen as capable of creating their own order, without any need for external direction.

The Digital Dilemma and the Future of Archaeological Publication: Stories from the Gabii Excavation

Lecture | April 12 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Matt Naglak, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Classical Art and Archaeology

 Archaeological Research Facility

In the past month, the first major publication of the Gabii Project excavation was released, a large-scale international archaeological initiative led by Nicola Terrenato and the University of Michigan since 2009. What makes this publication unique is its entirely digital nature, where the standard textual narrative is intricately combined with the 3D recording and reconstruction inherent to our...   More >

BioE Seminar: “Developing new microfluidic technologies for high-throughput biophysical measurements of molecular interactions”

Seminar | April 12 | 12-1 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Polly Fordyce, Stanford University

 Bioengineering (BioE)

Spring 2017 Seminar Series
Wednesday, April 12
12noon - 1:00pm
290 Hearst Mining Building

Polly Fordyce
Assistant Professor of Genetics and Bioengineering
Fellow, ChEM-H Institute
Stanford University

California Countercultures: Diggers, Communes, and Counterculture and the Death of Hope with Peter Coyote

Lecture | April 12 | 12 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Get an inside view on the counterculture from Peter Coyote, an acclaimed actor, Emmy Award–winning narrator of documentary films, and author.

Admission to this lecture is free.

Advanced PubMed

Workshop | April 12 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, Bioscience Library Training Room, 2101 VLSB

 Elliott Smith, Emerging Technologies and Bioinformatics Librarian, Interim Chemistry Librarian, UC Berkeley Library Life and Health Sciences Division

 Library

A hands-on workshop introducing advanced features of PubMed that can help your searching to be more effective and efficient.

Noon Concert: Jazz x 2

Performing Arts - Music | April 12 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

Jazz x 2
A double bill of the UC Jazz Ensemble, directed by Ted Moore, and the Berkeley Nu Jazz Collective, directed by Myra Melford

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Featuring the Music Department’s varied and diverse performance activities, the Department of Music presents a series of free weekly concerts each semester in Hertz Hall. Inaugurated in 1953, these concerts are very popular and...   More >

Beyond the American Era in the Middle East: An Evolving Landscape of Turbulence: CMES Visiting Scholars Lecture Series

Lecture | April 12 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Waleed Hazbun, CMES Visiting Scholar, American University of Beirut

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Lecture by Waleed Hazbun, Associate Professor of Political Studies at American University of Beirut and CMES Visiting Scholar.

USAID Learning Lab

Lecture | April 12 | 12-1 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, 310, Banatao Auditorium

 Ticora Jones, Chief, Global Development Lab, USAID

 CITRIS and the Banatao Institute

Ticora Jones is the Chief of Higher Education Solutions Network, Global Development Lab - ‎USAID

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Free and open to the public. Register online by Monday for a free lunch at UC Berkeley. The CITRIS Research Exchange Seminar Series is a weekly dialogue highlighting leading voices on societal-scale research issues. Each one-hour seminar starts at 12pm Pacific time and is hosted...   More >

Free

 Free lunch at UC Berkeley if you register by the Monday before the talk (lunches limited). Register online

Nonlinear ICA using temporal structure: a principled framework for unsupervised deep learning

Seminar | April 12 | 12-1 p.m. | 560 Evans Hall

 Aapo Hyvarinen, University College London

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Unsupervised learning, in particular learning general nonlinear representations, is one of the deepest problems in machine learning. Estimating latent quantities in a generative model provides a principled framework, and has been successfully used in the linear case, e.g. with independent component analysis (ICA) and sparse coding. However, extending ICA to the nonlinear case has proven to be...   More >

IRLE Spring Seminar: The Changing World of Work, Societal Linkages, and Political Parties in Latin America

Seminar | April 12 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, IRLE Director's Room

 2521 Channing Way

 Mathias Poertner, IRLE Dissertation Fellow, UC Berkeley Political Science

 Institute of Research on Labor & Employment

In the golden age of Latin America’s labor movement, unions were the main representatives of popular interests and, for many citizens, formed the main tie to the political arena. But the neoliberal reforms of the 1980s sent many workers into the informal sector – work that is untaxed, unregulated and, historically, underrepresented politically. Recently, however, new types of popular class...   More >

  RSVP by emailing charlotterutty@berkeley.edu

Plant and Microbial Biology Plant Seminar: "Probing Hidden Genetics in Dynamic Signaling Networks"

Seminar | April 12 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall

 Jen Sheen, Harvard Medical School

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

We are probing plant life by developing simple and powerful tools and strategies to unravel plant signal transduction pathways extending from sensors/receptors to signaling cascades and target genes and proteins that are central to energy and metabolic homeostasis, innate immunity, stress adaptation, cell fate specification, plant shape and architecture determination. Our investigations are...   More >

Jen Sheen

Reconsidering and Re-Framing Taiwan and its History: Aborigines, Colonial Rulers and Democratization

Lecture | April 12 | 12 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 J. Bruce Jacobs, School of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics, Monash University, Australia

 Wen-hsin Yeh, History, UC Berkeley

 Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

Although Chinese, such as Chiang Kai-shek and Mao Zedong, insisted that Taiwan had been part of China since time immemorial, in fact both only claimed Taiwan as a part of China in 1942. Genuine historical research (as opposed to political “historical” research) demonstrates that no permanent Han Chinese communities existed in Taiwan until after 1624, when the Dutch arrived and imported Han...   More >

MVZ LUNCH SEMINAR: José Javier Cuervo, “The function of red coloration in the spiny-footed lizard”

Seminar | April 12 | 12-1 p.m. | 3101 Valley Life Sciences Building

 José Javier Cuervo, Visiting Scholar, Museum of Vertebrate Zoology

 Museum of Vertebrate Zoology

MVZ Lunch is a graduate level seminar series (IB264) based on current and recent vertebrate research. Professors, graduate students, staff, and visiting researchers present on current and past research projects. The seminar meets every Wednesday from 12- 1pm in the Grinnell-Miller Library. Enter through the MVZ's Main Office, 3101 Valley Life Sciences Building, and please let the receptionist...   More >

Cook Well Berkeley Healthy Cooking Series: Spiralize This! Healthy Noodle Alternatives (BEUHS641)

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

 Kim Guess, RD, Be well at Work - Wellness

 Be Well at Work - Wellness

“Spiralized” vegetable recipes are exploding in popularity. Learn to make some fun dishes using this healthy alternative to pasta and noodles. Demonstration, recipes, and samples provided.

  Register online

Learning from Legends: Bill Somerville in conversation with Margaret Jenkins

Lecture | April 12 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. |  Freight and Salvage Coffeehouse

 2020 Addison, Berkeley, CA 94705

 Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)

Philanthropist Bill Somerville in conversation with Margaret Jenkins of the Margaret Jenkins Dance Company as OLLI @Berkeley celebrates local legends of the Fourth Age (80 and above) who continue to lead their diverse disciplines.

A Report from the Front Lines of Abortion Care: Lunch Talk with Julie Burkhart

Lecture | April 12 | 12:45-2 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, Room 110

 Julie Burkhart, Trust Women Foundation

 If/When/How: Lawyering for Reproductive Justice

Please join the Berkeley Law chapter of If/When/How: Lawyering for Reproductive Justice for a lunch event with Julie Burkhart. Ms. Burkhart has opened abortion clinics in Kansas and Oklahoma, two of the states most hostile to reproductive health care access. She worked closely with Dr. George Tiller, an abortion provider in Kansas who was murdered for his work in 2009. Ms. Burkhart will share her...   More >

if/when/how presents Julie Burkhart

Lecture | April 12 | 12:45-2 p.m. | 110 Boalt Hall, School of Law

 Law, Boalt School of

Please join the Berkeley Law chapter of If/When/How: Lawyering for Reproductive Justice for a lunch event with Julie Burkhart. Ms. Burkhart has opened abortion clinics in Kansas and Oklahoma, two of the states most hostile to reproductive health care access. She also worked closely Dr. George Tiller, an abortion provider in Kansas who was murdered for his work in 2009. Ms. Burkhart will share her...   More >

Study Abroad Office Hours at the Transfer Center

Information Session | January 25 – May 3, 2017 every Wednesday with exceptions | 1-3 p.m. | 100 César E. Chávez Student Center

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Interested in studying abroad as a transfer student? A Berkeley Study Abroad Peer Adviser will be holding drop-in office hours at the Transfer Student Center every Wednesdays 1-3pm this spring semester. Come learn about different programs offered, how to apply and additional services available.

Supporting Students From China at UC Berkeley

Workshop | April 12 | 1:30-4:30 p.m. | International House, Home Room

 Jason Patent, Robertson Center for Intercultural Leadership

 International House

Students from China continue to come to UC Berkeley in ever-greater numbers. By participating in this staff workshop, attendees will understand the unique cultural challenges faced by students from China, improve their understanding of the challenges faced by students from China, and help Chinese student better adapt to academic life on a U.S. campus.

Japanese Language Resources

Information Session | April 12 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 341 East Asian Library

 Toshie Marra, C. V. Starr East Asian Library

 Library

Introduction to research resources in Japanese language in the area of humanities and social sciences.

Topology Seminar (Introductory Talk): Random walks on groups with negative curvature

Seminar | April 12 | 2:10-3 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

 Joseph Maher, CUNY

 Department of Mathematics

We will give a gentle introduction to random walks on groups satisfying various types of negative curvature conditions. A simple example is the nearest neighbour random walk on the 4-valent tree, also known as the Cayley graph of the free group on two generators. A typical random walk moves away from the origin at linear speed, and converges to one of the ends of the tree. We will discuss how to...   More >

Coffee Break!

Social Event | August 31, 2016 – April 26, 2017 every Wednesday | 3-4 p.m. |  Julie's Cafe

 2562 Bancroft Way.

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Join the Coffee Break every Wednesday afternoon! Boost your global network and meetup with friends.

Coffee break, hosted by Berkeley International Office, is an informal weekly event where Cal students can connect, share stories, or learn about different culture and language. Free coffee for UCB students! Both international students and domestic students are welcome.

Kingman-type description of exchangeable hierarchies

Seminar | April 12 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Noah Forman, Univ. of Washington

 Department of Statistics

A hierarchy on a finite set is a partition of the set in which each block is then iteratively sub-partitioned until only singletons remain. We can generate an exchangeable random hierarchy on the natural numbers based on a rooted, weighted real tree (a continuum analogue of a discrete tree) as follows. Let (t_i, i>0) be an i.i.d. sequence of points in the tree, sampled from the weight measure....   More >

Applied Math Seminar: Data-driven discovery of dynamical systems in the engineering, physical and biological sciences

Seminar | April 12 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 J. Nathan Kutz, University of Washington

 Department of Mathematics

We demonstrate that the integration of data-driven dynamical systems and machine learning strategies with adaptive control are capable of producing efficient and optimal self-tuning algorithms for many complex systems arising in the engineering, physical and biological sciences. We demonstrate that we can use emerging, large-scale time-series data from modern sensors to directly construct, in an...   More >

Attachments to War: Biomedical Logics and Violence in Twenty-First-Century America.

Colloquium | April 12 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 575 McCone Hall

 Professor Jenny Terry, University of California Irvine

 Department of Geography

Attachments to War: Biomedical Logics and Violence in Twenty-First-Century America.

Colloquium | April 12 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 575 McCone Hall

 Professor Jenny Terry, University of California Irvine

 Department of Geography

Chiron Lecture

Seminar | April 12 | 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

From Bench to Bedside with Selective Thyroid Hormone Receptor Agonists

Seminar | April 12 | 4-5 p.m. | 114 Morgan Hall

 Tom Scanlan, Oregon Health & Science University

 Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology

Clinical Laboratory Scientist Preparatory Program

Information Session | April 12 | 4-5:30 p.m. |  UC Berkeley Extension (Golden Bear Center)

 UC Berkeley Extension

Find out how this program can enhance your background in the biological or chemical sciences and prepare you for application to certified clinical laboratory scientist training programs.

 UNEX 1053. Make reservations online or by calling 510-642-4111

At the Edge of the Nation: The Southern Kurils and the Search for Russia’s National Identity

Lecture | April 12 | 4-6 p.m. | 270 Stephens Hall

 Paul Richardson, Lecturer, School of Geography, Earth and Environmental Sciences, University of Birmingham

 Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES), Center for Japanese Studies (CJS)

This paper takes up the issue of the remote and beguiling Southern Kuril Islands in order to explore divergent and contradictory ideas, convictions, and beliefs on what constitutes “national” identity in post-Soviet Russia. These islands – which are administered by Russia but claimed by Japan – present us with unique insights into the ways in which competing territorial visions of the nation are...   More >

Toward Real-Space Atomic-Resolution Imaging of Polymers/Engineering the Shell Proteins of a Bacterial Microcompartment to Control Small Molecule Transport

Colloquium | April 12 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall

 Douglas Greer, Ph.D. student in the Balsara Group; Marilyn Slininger, Ph.D. student in the Tullman-Ercek Group

 Department of Chemical Engineering

Softball vs. Santa Clara

Sport - Intercollegiate - Baseball/Softball | April 12 | 4 p.m. |  Levine-Fricke Field

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Softball hosts Santa Clara at Levine-Fricke Field.

Does Poverty Lower Productivity? Evidence on the Cognitive Effects of Financial Constraints

Colloquium | April 12 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 2538 Channing (Inst. for the Study of Societal Issues), Wildavsky Conference Room

 Supreet Kaur, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics, UC Berkeley

 Institute for the Study of Societal Issues

Recent work at the intersection of psychology and economics posits that the condition of being financially constrained induces cognitive load, leading to potentially lower cognitive function among the poor. If true, this has the potential to lower labor productivity among the poor—providing a channel through which poverty could directly reinforce itself.

New Play Reading Series: “paradise” by Brandon Brown

Performing Arts - Theater | April 12 | 4-6 p.m. | B-4 Dwinelle Hall

 Department of Theater, Dance & Performance Studies, Townsend Center for the Humanities

Paradise is a stage adaptation of Dante Alighieri’s Paradiso, the third poem in his Divine Comedy. No, wait, Paradise is a play about the failure to adapt Dante Alighieri’s Paradiso for the stage as a stoner rom-com which takes place under the shadow of fascism. Or if not fascism, Guelph-ism. Okay it’s both and something else. A play about love, beauty, death, fear, rage, and the paradisial...   More >

Cover Girls: The Evolution of the Image of Female Stars in Chinese Movie Magazines from the 1920s to the Early Years of the People's Republic

Colloquium | April 12 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Paul Fonoroff, Independent film scholar

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS), Institute of International Studies Faculty Interdisciplinary Program on Gender and the Transpacific World

This talk will cover the evolution of the image of female stars from the 1920s to the early 1950s as reflected in their representation as "cover girls" from the 1920s (and the birth of Chinese movie "goddesses") to their makeover after the Communist victory in 1949. The talk will include many slides of images from the Fonoroff Collection, now held at the C.V. Starr East Asian Library.

ERG Colloquium: Giorgos Kallis

Colloquium | April 12 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 126 Barrows Hall

 Giorgos Kallis, ICREA Research Professor, Catalan Institution for Research and Advanced Studies

 Energy and Resources Group

Data Science and User Research at Facebook: The Two Cultures and the Hacker Way

Lecture | April 12 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 210 South Hall

 Danny Ferrante and Umer Farooq, Facebook

 Information, School of

Insight from data science director Danny Ferrante and user research manager Umer Farooq.

Topology Seminar (Main Talk): Random subgroups of acylindrical groups

Seminar | April 12 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 3 Evans Hall

 Joseph Maher, CUNY

 Department of Mathematics

We will recall some useful properties of random walks on groups, and introduce acylindrical groups and their hyperbolically embedded subgroups. We will give some motivating examples, show that a random subgroup of an acylindrical group is hyperbolically embedded, and then discuss some applications. This is joint work with Alessandro Sisto.

Applied History And The Uses (And Misuses) Of The Past

Lecture | April 12 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Dr. Fredrik Logevall, Laurence D. Belfer Professor of International Affairs and Professor of History, Harvard Kennedy School

 Institute of International Studies

Fredrik Logevall is the Laurence D. Belfer Professor of International Affairs at Harvard University, where he holds joint appointments in the Kennedy School of Government and the Department of History. He is the author or editor of nine books, most recently Embers of War: The Fall of an Empire and the Making of America’s Vietnam (Random House, 2012), which won the Pulitzer Prize for History and...   More >

Belo Monte: After the Flood film screening and panel discussion

Film - Documentary | April 12 | 5-8 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Kate Horner, Executive Director, International Rivers; Roberta Giordano, Development Associate, Amazon Watch

 Berkeley Water Group, Friends of the River at UC Berkeley, International Rivers, Amazon Watch

On April 12 from 5-8 p.m. in VLSB 2040, Student Environmental Resource Center - SERC at UC Berkeley, Amazon Watch, and International Rivers will be hosting a film screening of the new documentary Belo Monte: After the Flood. Food will be provided.

For seven years, award-winning environmental documentarian Todd Southgate documented the conflicts surrounding Belo Monte – one of the world's most...   More >

Belo Monte: After the Flood film screening and panel discussion

Film - Documentary | April 12 | 5-8 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building

Water Activism and Water as a Human Right

 Berkeley Water Group

On April 12 from 5-8 p.m. in VLSB 2040, Student Environmental Resource Center - SERC at UC Berkeley, Amazon Watch, and International Rivers will be hosting a film screening of the new documentary Belo Monte: After the Flood. Food will be provided.

For seven years, award-winning environmental documentarian Todd Southgate documented the conflicts surrounding Belo Monte – one of the world's most...   More >

The Namesake | New Directions in Indian Cinema: Featuring Films by Acclaimed Film Director, Mira Nair

Film - Series | April 12 | 5-8 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Institute for South Asia Studies

A film based off of Jhumpa Lahiri's novel that tells the story of the Ganguli family whose move from Calcutta to New York evokes a lifelong balancing act to meld to a new world without forgetting the old.

  RSVP online

Critical Theory in Times of Crisis Working Group | Historical Gestures in the Cinematic Present | A Talk by Noa Steimatsky

Lecture | April 12 | 5-7 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 Noa Steimatsky, Visiting Associate Professor of Italian Studies, UC Berkeley

 The Program in Critical Theory

In the flexible realms of cinematic time and movement, in oceans of contingent detail and the overwhelming expressivity of bodies and gestures—does history risk drowning in sensory response, in ritualistic absorption, in pleasure or in shock? The experience of presentness of the screened, time-based moving image can be maneuvered and intensified in ways that cut across a range of articulations,...   More >

Strange Alliances: Demons, Exorcists, and the Fight against Unbelief in Eighteenth-Century Italy

Lecture | April 12 | 5-7 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Federico Barbierato, University of Verona

 Department of Italian Studies, Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship in Critical Bibliography, Bancroft Library, Designated Emphasis in Renaissance and Early Modern Studies

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

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

Thomas Dandelet, History
Diego Pirillo, Italian Studies
Jonathan Sheehan, History

Co-sponsored by the Bancroft Library, the Department of Italian Studies, and the Renaissance and Early Modern Studies Designated...   More >

Cicero’s De Officiis – Stoic Ethics for Non-Stoics: Howison Lectures in Philosophy by Gisela Striker

Lecture | April 12 | 5:10 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room

 Gisela Striker, Walter C. Klein Professor of Philosophy and the Classics, Emerita, Harvard University

 Graduate Division

Gisela Striker will present the Howison lecture on April 12, 2017 at 5:10 pm. Her lecture, titled "Cicero’s De Officiis – Stoic Ethics for Non-Stoics" is free and open to the public. No tickets are required.

About the Lecture
Professor Striker will show how the Stoic philosopher Panaetius, on whose work Cicero based his own treatise, actually presented what might be seen as a...   More >

Gisela Striker

The Case Against the Supreme Court: Uci Law Dean Erwin Chemerinsky at the Berkeley Forum

Lecture | April 12 | 6-7:15 p.m. | Haas School of Business, Hass C230

 ERWIN CHEMERINSKY, Founding Dean of UCI Law School

 The Berkeley Forum

Although UC Irvine School of Law Dean Erwin Chemerinsky has always regarded the law as “the most powerful tool for social change,” in recent years he has become a notable critic of the Supreme Court. In light of current events such as Obergefell v. Hodges, the 2015 case that legalized same-sex marriage, and the unsuccessful nomination of Chief Judge Merrick Garland, the Supreme Court has come...   More >

Toastmasters on Campus Club: Learn public speaking

Meeting | July 2, 2014 – December 26, 2018 every Wednesday | 6:15-7:30 p.m. | 3119 Etcheverry Hall

 Toastmasters on Campus

Toastmasters has been the world leader in teaching public speaking since 1924. Meetings are an enjoyable, safe, self-paced course designed to get you up and running as a speaker in only a few months.

Muhi—Generally Temporary: Rina Castelnuovo-Hollander, Tamir Elterman | Israel, Germany, 2017

Film - Documentary | April 12 | 6:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Muhi, a cherubic Palestinian toddler with a life-threatening illness, was transported to an Israeli hospital as a baby and has lived there ever since. This documentary locates his family’s story within the crucible of the relentless Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

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

Project Pengyou U.S.-China Career Panel

Panel Discussion | April 12 | 7-9 p.m. | 106 Moffitt Undergraduate Library

 Chris Cooper, Global CFO and CCO, Sequoia Capital; Keyan Li, General Partner, NewDo Venture; Jeanny Wang, President and Senior Engineer, Ecowang, Inc.; Helen Thomas, CEO, Touchjet

 ASUC (Associated Students of the University of California)

Project Pengyou Berkeley Chapter is holding our semi-annual U.S.-China Career Panel. We have invited professionals and scholars who have working experience in China or have worked in the U.S.-China space in the fields of business and environment.

CUG presents Kyle Bruckmann

Performing Arts - Music | April 12 | 8-10 p.m. | McEnerney Hall (1750 Arch St.), Main room

 Kyle Bruckmann

 CNMAT / Department of Music

Looking for hearing some exciting new music? Renowned oboist Kyle Bruckmann performs new music for oboe and electronics written by Bay Area composers. Come to the concert and stay for the reception to continue with some lively conversation with the performers.

$10 General public, $5 Non UCB students, seniors, $0 UCB students, bring student ID

  Tickets go on sale April 12. Buy tickets by emailing Maija Hynninen at maija.hynninen@berkeley.edu

Family Life (Vida de familia) | Alicia Scherson, Cristián Jiménez | Chile, 2017

Film - Feature | April 12 | 8:45 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

While housesitting for an estranged relative, Martín takes the phrase “make yourself at home” to uncomfortable extremes in this wry exploration of fortysomething malaise.

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

 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 >

People Made These Things: Connecting with the Makers of Our World

Exhibit - Multimedia | April 12 – December 17, 2017 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday with exceptions | 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...   More >

 Free UC Berkeley Students, Faculty, Staff, Hearst Museum Members, and Youth under 18, $6 General Admisison, $3 Non-UC Berkeley Students and seniors over 65

Native Americans: An Intimate View from Afar

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

 Ethnic Studies Library

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

Art Wall: Lawrence Weiner

Exhibit - Multimedia | March 1 – October 1, 2017 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

BAMPFA’s current commission for the Art Wall showcases the work of Lawrence Weiner, a central figure of Conceptual art. Like many other artists working in the late 1960s and ’70s, Weiner is deeply interested in methods of display that challenge the assumption that the work of art exists as a discrete object in the physical world.

Weiner decisively turned to language as the material object for...   More >

I-Tal-Yah: An Island of Divine Dew: Italian Crossroads in Jewish Culture

Exhibit - Artifacts | August 30, 2016 – June 30, 2017 every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way), Warren Hellman & Charles Michael Galleries

 Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

Never before the creation of the State of Israel did Jews of so many origins live together, and in such a stimulating environment, as they did in the land they soon started calling in Hebrew i-tal-yah, an “Island of Divine Dew”. The exhibition highlights Italian Jewish art and artifacts from The Magnes Collection.

The Power of Attention: Magic and Meditation in Hebrew "shiviti" Manuscript Art

Exhibit - Artifacts | January 24 – June 23, 2017 every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. |  Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)

 Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

Created from the early-modern period and into the present, shiviti manuscripts are found in Hebrew prayer books, ritual textiles, and on the walls of synagogues and homes throughout the Jewish diaspora. Wrestling with ways to externalize the presence of God in Jewish life, these documents center upon the graphic representation of God's ineffable four-letter Hebrew name, the Tetragrammaton, and...   More >

From the Photographer’s Archive: Roman Vishniac

Exhibit - Photography | January 24 – June 20, 2017 every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. |  Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)

 Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

The work of Roman Vishniac (1897-1990), a Russian-born photographer, most notable for his documentary photographs of Jewish life in Eastern Europe in the years immediately preceding its destruction, has been celebrated in exhibitions and publications since the 1940s. Following the photographer's death, his daughter, Mara Vishniac Kohn, became the executor of Roman Vishniac’s estate. In 2007, the...   More >