Thursday, April 13, 2017
Workshop | April 10 – 14, 2017 every day | Calvin Laboratory (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 >
Conference/Symposium | April 13 | 8 a.m.-5:15 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall
This workshop gathers scholars who are interested in the myriad recent critiques of secularism spanning a variety of academic fields: history, political science, anthropology, comparative literature, etc. Our aim is to discuss the various motives for these critiques, their implications, and what alternatives, if any, they put forward. What implications, for instance, does the critique of... More >
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
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
Course | April 13 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | University Hall, Room 24
Synopsis: An intermediate workshop the breaks down the process for closing a sponsored award, including the roles and responsibilities of the RA and the CGA analyst, how to complete an accrual journal as part of a Closeout, and how a Closeout is submitted in BFS.
Prospective Adjunct Seminar: Veronica Miller PhD: Regulatory Science, Drug Development, and Public Health
Deadline | April 13 | 10-11:30 a.m. | 714C University Hall
Drawing from her experience leading the Forum for Collaborative HIV Research, Veronica Miller will discuss the role of innovation in regulatory science and its impact on drug development in public health.
Orientation | April 13 | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | CONTRA COSTA COUNTY Office of Education
77 Santa Barbara Road, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
In partnership with the Contra Costa County Office of Education, UCBHSSP will lead an orientation session on the new H-SS Framework.
A central aspect of the session and the framework is to support teachers in developing inquiry-driven courses that integrate the H-SS Standards (content and historical analysis) and Common Core Standards for Literacy in History and also integrating ELD... More >
Special Event | January 29 – April 30, 2017 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | Lawrence Hall of Science
Become a raindrop and go on an interactive adventure through a water-cycle-themed maze. Have fun riding the Watershed Zip Line, walk through a giant wetland, and snap a pic of your family "swimming" with the dolphinsall while developing a deeper understanding of your place in the water ecosystem.
$10–12 Water's Extreme Journey is included with your admission. Free for members.
Special Seminar in Arithmetic Geometry: A Crystalline Torelli Theorem for Derived Categories of Twisted Supersingular K3 Surfaces
Seminar | April 13 | 11:10 a.m.-12 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall
Daniel Bragg, University of Washington
The derived category of a variety is an important and subtle invariant, and it is in general a difficult question of when two varieties have equivalent derived categories. For K3 surfaces over the complex numbers, the derived Torelli theorem of Mukai and Orlov gives a satisfying answer to this question using Hodge theory. Much less is known in positive characteristic. In this talk, we will use... More >
Workshop | April 13 | 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 177 Stanley Hall
Erica Whitney, Berkeley Research Development Office
This workshop will show you how to write succinct yet powerful specific aims for your research proposal. Your specific aims are the scaffold that holds your entire proposal together, and they can either grab a reviewer's attention or lose their interest completely. In this workshop, we will describe how to frame your specific aims to best support your research proposal.
Lecture | April 13 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall
Helena Malikova, CFA, case manager with the Directorate General for Competition of the European Commission (EC) and EU Fellow at UC Berkeley
In August 2016 the European Commission requested Ireland to claim EUR 13 billion in unpaid taxes from Apple. Helena Malikova will present the European Commission's investigations under EU State aid rules into tax arrangements of companies and explain the Commission's recent decision in the Apple case. Apples case has raised numerous issues in the public debate such as: Why did EU chose to tackle... More >
Seminar | April 13 | 12-1 p.m. | 132 Mulford Hall
"Variations in Wood Anatomical Structure of Interior Douglas-fir Defoliated by the Western Spruce Budworm: A Case Study in the Xeric Zone of Southern British Columbia, Canada"
Refreshments at 11:30 in 132 Mulford Hall
Information Session | April 13 | 12-1 p.m. | Online
UC Berkeley Extension's Professional Program in User Experience Design gives you the training and knowledge you need to develop a portfolio to prepare to enter the field of UX design. Our instructors are experienced designers who bring real-world case studies and challenges to illuminate the theory behind UX. Find out how you can benefit from this curriculum and advance in the field.
Free. Register online
Workshop | April 13 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club
Jennifer Benson,Senior Consultant, TIAA-CREF Tuition Financing, Inc.
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Learn more about:
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Julius Thomas Hansen Lecture: The biology of flight or fight: How large, carnivorous mammals move out of harm’s way
Seminar | April 13 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building
Terrie Williams, University of California, Santa Cruz
Julius Thomas Hansen Lecture
Interested in planning Earth Week 2017 at UC Berkeley? The Student Environmental Resource Center is (SERC) is recruiting individual students and student representatives from environmental and sustainability student organizations to join the Earth Week 2017 Planning Committee.
Meetings will be held weekly on Thursdays from 1pm-2pm in Sproul 102. Drop-ins are welcome.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org... More >
Seminar | April 13 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall
Presentation | April 13 | 3-4 p.m. | Morgan Hall, Morgan Hall Lounge
Join members of Líderes Campesinas for an opportunity to learn directly about the lives and activism of California farm-working women (campesinas). The mission of Líderes Campesinas is to develop leadership among campesinas so that they serve as agents of political, social, and economic change in the farmworker community. This leadership has created an organization by and for campesinas. The... More >
Braiding Knowledge: Opportunities and Perils of Community-Based Research and Activist Scholarship with Indigenous Communities
Colloquium | April 13 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Multicultural Community Center, MLK Jr. Student Union
Sonya Atalay, Associate Professor, Undergraduate Program Director, UMass
Kojun "Jun" Ueno Sunseri, Ph.D., RPA, Assistant Professor, Archaeological Research Facility, UC Berkeley
Center for Native American Issues Research on, American Indian Graduate Program (AIGP, American Indian Graduate Student Association, Native American Student Development, Archaeological Research Facility, Department of Anthropology
Professor Atalay will share the exciting possibilities of community-based research practices along with the complexities, contradictions, and impediments involved in doing engaged and activist scholarship.
Roots of the Mongolian State: Genghis Khan's Survival and Pragmatism as Related in the Secret History of the Mongols
Lecture | April 13 | 4 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall
Robert Bedeski, Professor Emeritus, University of Victoria , Canada; Affiliate Professor, University of Washington (Jackson School of International Affairs); Honorary Doctorate, Mongolia Academy of Science
UC Berkeley Mongolia Initiative
The year 1206 marked the beginning of the first Mongol State. Its genesis was overseen and led by Genghis Khan, whose conquests remain a formidable historical series of events. The Secret History narrates his biography as a tale of surviving repeated life threats and overcoming major enemies. From this history, I have extracted an existential framework to explain how he survived in a... More >
Nature's gift: How microbial protein structure-function discoveries illuminate the circuitry of adaptive and maladaptive behavior
Seminar | April 13 | 4-5 p.m. | 2060 Valley Life Sciences Building
Karl Deisseroth, Stanford University
Special Event | April 13 | 4-6 p.m. | Anna Head Alumnae Hall (2537 Haste St.)
Fiona M. Doyle, Dean, Graduate Division
The awards ceremony for the Graduate Division's Carol D. Soc Distinguished Graduate Mentoring Awards and the Graduate Assembly's Distinguished Faculty Mentor Awards.
Lecture | April 13 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium,Sutardja Dai Hall
Michael S. McPherson, President, Spencer Foundation
If we were to start today to provide high-quality early education to every disadvantaged child and then follow that through with effective education through the elementary and secondary years, letting success build on success, we could in twenty years provide a much firmer grounding for equal college opportunity than we have now. But of course we cant wait twenty years. Young people are... More >
Vandals, Looters, Protestors, and Police: Consumer Culture and Street Politics Collide in Berlin, 1914-1945
Lecture | April 13 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall
Molly Loberg, Associate Professor of History at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, CA
After the First World War and 1918 Revolution, political partisans and commercial entrepreneurs took to the streets of Berlin and fought for the attention of crowds with posters, light displays, parades, traffic obstructions, and violence. New freedoms had transformed city streets into the primary medium of communication, lens of perception, and stage of action for both political and economic... More >
Colloquium | April 13 | 4 p.m. | 180 Doe Library
Steve Choe, San Francisco State University
Jinsoo An, UC Berkeley
This presentation discusses two films by Lee Chang-dong, Secret Sunshine (2007) and Poetry (2010), to show how they attempt to think the concept of justice beyond the ethical and metaphysical principles proposed by the melodramatic mode in narrative cinema.
Williamson Seminar on Institutional Analysis: State building in the city: The effects of public security and services on crime, violence and state legitimacy in Bogotá"
Seminar | April 13 | 4:10-6 p.m. | Haas School of Business, C325 Cheit Hall
Part of the Haas School's Oliver E. Williamson Seminar on Institutional Analysis
Colloquium | April 13 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall
Jeremy Gray, Open University and University of Warwick
Hermann Weyl was one of the leading mathematicians of the 20th century; he wrote widely and influentially in many different fields. In this talk I want to discuss his evolving philosophical, scientific, and mathematical positions in the 1910s and 1920s, when he put forward his ideas on how meaning and value enter into human thought, and how those ideas fared when he came to the Institute for... More >
Reading - Literary | April 13 | 5-6 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Library
Story Hour in the Library is a monthly prose reading series held in UC Berkeley's Morrison Library. In April the program features author Shanthi Sekaran.
HTNM Lecture with Eden Medina, "Technology and Forensic Evidence Chilean Human Rights Investigations": History and Theory of New Media Lecture Series
Lecture | April 13 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall
Eden Medina, Indiana University, Bloomington
In 1991, Chilean forensic scientists began the exhumation of 126 skeletons from Patio 29, a plot in the General Cemetery where the military ordered the burial of hundreds the disappeared and executed. The exhumations began shortly after Chile returned to democracy and provided proof of the human rights crimes that had taken place during the Pinochet dictatorship. By 2002, the Chilean government... More >
Lecture | April 13 | 5-7 p.m. | 220 Stephens Hall
Rainer Forst, Professor of Political Theory and Philosophy, Goethe Universität
In this lecture, Forst will reflect on some of the basic issues for a critical theory of justice. What are the basic normative concepts for such an approach, and does it proceed by way of immanent critique? What kind of social realism is required for it to be sociologically grounded? What notion of emancipation is driving it?
Rainer Forst is Professor of Political Theory and Philosophy at... More >
Colloquium | April 13 | 5-7 p.m. | David Brower Center, Tamalpais Room
Farmworker, business, policy, and research leaders will share on-the-ground perspectives on the current farm labor landscape in California. We will explore how California can lead the nation in providing healthy, safe, just, and equitable working conditions and how engaged community members can support these efforts.
Lecture | April 13 | 5:30 p.m. | Badè Museum of Biblical Archaeology, Pacific School of Religion, Holbrook Hall
The Badè Museum is proud to host Dr. Jose Cuellar, Professor Emeritus of Latina/Latino Studies at San Francisco State University for an evening discussion and demonstration of ancient musical instruments from Mesoamerica.In 2012, Dr. Jose Cuellar was awarded the prestigious Hrdy Curatorial Fellowship by Harvard Universitys Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology to research and record a... More >
Workshop | April 13 | 5:30-7 p.m. | 422 Stephens Hall
The purpose of this workshop is to expose students to methods in which they can decolonize the research process within the humanities and the social sciences. This workshop will also provide information to different research methods students interested in research can draw upon to inform their projects
Performing Arts - Music | April 13 | 6-8 p.m. | Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center
Parvathy Baul, Baul folk singer, musician and storyteller from Bengal
Sanchita Saxena, Director, Subir and Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies; Executive Director, Institute for South Asia Studies, UC Berkeley
Sukanya Chakrabarti, Theater Artist, Performer, Ethnomusicologist
The Subir & Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies, The Institute for South Asia Studies, Townsend Center for the Humanities, Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies, The Mira and Ajay Shingal Center for Dharma Studies - Graduate Theological Union, Department of Music, Catherine and William L. Magistretti Chair in South and Southeast Asian Studies, Department of South & Southeast Asian Studies, Department of Theater, Dance & Performance Studies
An evening of Baul music with one of the few female Baul practitioners, the eminent Baul singer from Bengal, Parvathy Baul.
Film - Feature | April 13 | 6:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Magaajyia Silberfeld, Aïchatou Moussa, Aïchatou Lamine Fofana,
The Wedding Ring is a rare achievement, a wondrously complex dramatic feature directed by an African woman that explores female desires and empowerment in a traditional Muslim society.
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
Performing Arts - Other | April 13 | 7 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Mr. Akita is a satire about life, sex, art, masculinity, ego, expectations, failure, disillusionment, and the sublime, written and directed by Los Angelesbased artist Asher Hartman and performed by San Franciscobased artist Cliff Hengst. This one-man performance introduces a nameless middle-aged man in a black professional suit reminiscing about his past, specifically a convoluted relationship... More >
Tickets go on Sale April 1st. Please purchase them using the link below.
Please arrive early, no late admissions. Performance not suitable for children. Buy tickets online
Get crafty with us! Were hosting free, drop-in arts & crafts workshops in the MLK Jr. Student Union campus living room every 2nd Thursday of the month.
This October, we'll be making some spooky-looking velum Halloween Lanterns taught by Cal C.R.E.A.T.E. (Creative Residencies for Emerging Artists Teaching Empowerment). Hope to see you there!
Social Event | April 13 | 8-10:30 p.m. | Davies Symphony Hall
Welcome to Cal at the San Francisco Symphony and Raiders of the Lost Ark!
This year, the San Francisco Symphonys Film Series brings Hollywoods finest to Davies Symphony Hall, with fantastic performances on the big screen and stage. Enjoy great American cinema like never beforewith the score performed live by the SF Symphony.
Raiders of the Lost Ark
The film that gave the world one of... More >
$110 Orchestra, $84 Upper Orchestra, $64 2nd Tier - Section DD
Performing Arts - Music | April 13 | 8 p.m. | Zellerbach Hall
Celebrating the inventiveness, wit, and sophistication of Stephen Sondheim's greatest works for Broadway, Bill Charlap's Jazz & Sondheim Side by Side enlists the "rich, extravagantly gorgeous voice" (The New York Times) of Ann Hampton Callawaya singer equally at home with Streisand, Fitzgerald, and the Great American Songbookin a program of beloved songs from shows like Company, Follies, and... More >
starting at $30
Tickets go on sale August 9. Buy tickets by calling 510-642-9988, or by emailing email@example.com
Film - Feature | April 13 | 8:45 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Agustina Muñoz, Maria Villar, Mati Diop.
This quasi-adaptation of A Midsummer Nights Dream, in which a young theater director comes to New York from Buenos Aires to translate Shakespeares play, casts a lasting spell with its ephemeral beauty and unpretentious vitality.
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.
Exhibits and Ongoing Events
Exhibit - Multimedia | September 19, 2016 – April 23, 2017 every day | Doe Library, Bernice Layne Brown Gallery
You are invited to this exhibit of comics and graphic novels owned by the UC Berkeley Library. These materials often reflect the socioeconomic, ideological and political realities of the societies in which they are produced. To highlight these diverse realities, and to celebrate our differences, this exhibit presents a selection of comics and graphic novels published in many countries.
We... More >
Exhibit - Artifacts | September 1, 2016 – July 1, 2017 every day | Bancroft Library, 2nd floor corridor between The Bancroft Library and Doe Library
Marking the 80th anniversary of the beginning of the Spanish Civil War, the exhibition Guerra Civil @ 80 features selections from The Bancroft Library's Veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade, Bay Area Post records and photographic collections, along with posters, books, pamphlets, and other ephemera. A visual and textual display of the struggle to defend the Second Spanish Republic, the... More >
Exhibit - Photography | November 1, 2016 – May 1, 2017 every day | Doe Library, Brown Gallery (east wing)
Photographs from the celebrated War Ink Project will be on display in Berkeleys Doe Library in November. The exhibit features striking images of tattoos that express the impact of combat experiences on California veterans. Jason Deitch, co-creator of War Ink and a Cal veteran, hopes the display will bridge the divide between the veterans and civilian communities. The project is both exhibit... More >
Exhibit - Multimedia | February 11 – May 13, 2017 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Cinemas radical streak goes back to its earliest beginnings, but the period explored in Hippie Modernism: The Struggle for Utopia was an unusually fertile time for politically charged, aesthetically innovative filmmaking. Encompassing documentary, fiction, and experimental cinemaoften in the course of a single featurethe films in this series intersected with and... More >
Free for BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students, faculty, staff, retirees; 18 & under + guardian | $10 Non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons | $12 General admission
Exhibit - Artifacts | January 30 – May 19, 2017 every day | 210 Wurster Hall
CLOSES May 19. This exhibit features design and planning projects on six continents by architects based in the San Francisco Bay Area and held by the Environmental Design Archives.
Exhibit - Multimedia | March 20 – April 25, 2017 every day | 121 Wurster Hall
OPEN THROUGH APRIL 25. Exhibit runs through APR 25. The exhibition presents drawings and models produced for two recent exhibits by NEMESTUDIO, an architectural studio founded by Assistant Professor of Architecture Neyran Turan and Mete Sonmez.
Exhibit - Artifacts | February 16 – June 30, 2017 every day | Moffitt Undergraduate Library
This exhibition highlights a collection of Brazilian chapbooks or Literatura
de Cordel in the Moffitt Library. These chapbooks are still produced for
mass consumption in the Northeastern Brazil. These are called literature de
cordel as they are hung from a cord in the book-stands so that the consumers
can browse them and select them according to their desires. There are
several themes that... More >
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 Anthropologys 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
Exhibit - Photography | March 9 – April 24, 2017 every day | Stephens Hall, Ethnic Studies Library
Jun Kamata, Associate Professor at ASIA University in Tokyo, has published eight books in Japan. This exhibit includes 25 of his photographs of the Pomo people of northern California. Kamata holds a BA in Native American Studies from UC Berkeley, an MA in American Indian Studies and a Ph.D. in urban planning from UCLA.
Exhibit - Multimedia | March 1 – October 1, 2017 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
BAMPFAs current commission for the Art Wall showcases the work of Lawrence Weiner, a central figure of Conceptual art. Like many other artists working in the late 1960s and 70s, Weiner is deeply interested in methods of display that challenge the assumption that the work of art exists as a discrete object in the physical world.
Weiner decisively turned to language as the material object for... More >
Exhibit - Artifacts | August 30, 2016 – June 30, 2017 every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way), Warren Hellman & Charles Michael Galleries
Never before the creation of the State of Israel did Jews of so many origins live together, and in such a stimulating environment, as they did in the land they soon started calling in Hebrew i-tal-yah, an Island of Divine Dew. The exhibition highlights Italian Jewish art and artifacts from The Magnes Collection.
Exhibit - Artifacts | January 24 – June 23, 2017 every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)
Created from the early-modern period and into the present, shiviti manuscripts are found in Hebrew prayer books, ritual textiles, and on the walls of synagogues and homes throughout the Jewish diaspora. Wrestling with ways to externalize the presence of God in Jewish life, these documents center upon the graphic representation of God's ineffable four-letter Hebrew name, the Tetragrammaton, and... More >
Exhibit - Photography | January 24 – June 20, 2017 every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)
The work of Roman Vishniac (1897-1990), a Russian-born photographer, most notable for his documentary photographs of Jewish life in Eastern Europe in the years immediately preceding its destruction, has been celebrated in exhibitions and publications since the 1940s. Following the photographer's death, his daughter, Mara Vishniac Kohn, became the executor of Roman Vishniacs estate. In 2007, the... More >