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Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Jacobs Spring Design Showcase

Special Event | May 3 – 4, 2017 every day |  Jacobs Hall

 Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation

On Wednesday, May 3, and Thursday, May 4, please join the Jacobs Institute for the Jacobs Spring Design Showcase. At this open house, you can meet student designers, check out innovations in fields from health to socially engaged art, and celebrate the semester over conversation and refreshments.

Computational Challenges in Machine Learning

Workshop | May 1 – 5, 2017 every day |  Calvin Laboratory (Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing)

 Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing

The aim of this workshop will be to bring together a broad set of researchers looking at algorithmic questions that arise in machine learning. The primary target areas will be large-­scale learning and algorithms for Bayesian estimation.

Organizers:
Santosh Vempala (Georgia Institute of Technology; chair), David Blei (Columbia University), Katherine Heller (Duke University), John Langford...   More >

  Register online

2017 California Transportation Planning Conference

Conference/Symposium | May 3 – 5, 2017 every day |  Walnut Creek Marriott

 2355 North Main Street, Walnut Creek, CA 94596

 Technology Transfer Program

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), in partnership with the Institute of Transportation Studies (ITS) at University of California, Berkeley present the: 2017 California Transportation Planning Conference, Partnering for Sustainable Transportation: Meeting the Challenge Now and Into the Future.

This three-day conference will provide attendees the opportunity to interact...   More >

 This conference is open to all. We want to especially extend an invitation to those associated with Caltrans (employees, partners, affiliates) as well as those involved in the development and planning of transportation around the state of California.

Garden Closed

Special Event | May 3 |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Due to a power outage, the Garden will be closed today, May 3rd.
We apologize for the inconvenience.

Computer Workstation Evaluator Training (BEUHS403)

Workshop | May 3 | 8 a.m.-12 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

 Greg Ryan, Ergonomic Campus Ergonomist, Be well at Work - Ergonimics; Mallory Lynch, MA, Campus Ergonomist, Ergonomics@Work

 Be Well at Work - Ergonimics

Specifically for Departmental Computer Workstation Evaluators, learn the basics of how to evaluate and modify computer workstations according to campus ergonomic guidelines in this practical, hands-on workshop. Enroll online through the UC Learning Center

  Register online

BFI Research Showcase

Colloquium | May 3 | 8:45-10:45 a.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room

 Berkeley Food Institute

In 2015, the Berkeley Food Institute provided seed funding to six multi-disciplinary and innovative research projects in food and agriculture. On May 3, our grantees will be sharing the results of their research with the Berkeley community. Don't miss this opportunity to learn from UC Berkeley's experts from various fields, and to participate in the Q&A session following each grantee's presentation.

  Register online

Amrita Hazra, Millet Project

American Studies Spring Conference: Twice-Told Tales

Conference/Symposium | May 3 | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. |  Women's Faculty Club

 Leigh Raiford, American Studies/African-American Studies; Shannon Steen, American Studies/Theater; Lauren Kroiz, American Studies/History of Art; Andy Shanken, American Studies/Architecture; David Henkin, American Studies/History; Michael Cohen, American Studies/African American Studies; Beth Piatote, American Studies/Native American Studies

 American Studies

GWE Study Break Breakfast

Social Event | May 3 | 9-10 a.m. | North Gate Hall, Courtyard

 Graduate Assembly

Are you feeling the pressure of the end of the semester building? Is dead week going to be rough?

Good news! GWE is buying breakfast! Bagels, coffee, and assorted pastries!

History 101 Circus: Undergraduate Research Showcase

Presentation | May 3 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 Department of History

The 101 Circus is the great annual gathering at which undergraduate history majors present their thesis research.

History 101 is designed to guide students through the capstone experience of undergraduate education as a history major: the researching and writing of a senior thesis. Successful completion of this challenging but rewarding endeavor requires students to do the work of a historian....   More >

2017 COEH-CE Webinar Series with Cristina Banks, PhD and Edward Yelin, PhD: Health and Employment: Macro Context and Micro Initiatives

Seminar | May 3 | 10:30-11:30 a.m. |  Webinar

 Edward Yelin, Professor, UCSF School of Medicine; Cristina Banks, Director, HealthyWorkplaces, UC Berkeley

 Center for Occupational and Environmental Health Continuing Education (COEH-CE) Program

What are employment and workforce trends regarding Americans with disabilities? What is the newest thinking about how to build worker sustainability in response to these trends?

This webinar presentation will provide you with the latest information. The presentation makes it clear that allowing workplace practices and disability policies to continue will prove to be deleterious to the American...   More >

$0 Free Webinar, $30 CE Credit

  Registration opens March 28. Register online or by calling 510-642-8365, or by emailing coehce@berkeley.edu by May 3.

2017 COEH-CE Webinar Series with Cristina Banks, PhD and Edward Yelin, PhD

Capstone Showcase 2017: Berkeley Master of Engineering

Presentation | May 3 | 10:30 a.m.-6:15 p.m. |  Shires Hall

 2451 Ridge Road, Berkeley, CA 94709

 Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership

The Berkeley Master of Engineering Showcase is a chance for the Berkeley community to engage with our Masters students in their research & industry projects. If you are curious about the latest innovations or where the future of engineering is heading–come see for yourself!

Come network with students, faculty, and alumni while trying out the latest innovations in tech.

Food and drinks will...   More >

$K$-theory seminar: Twisted $K_G(G)$ and Loop group representations

Seminar | May 3 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Benjamin Gammage, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

We will review the representations of loop groups and the Kac-Weyl formula for their characters. We then proceed to describe the (complex) twisted conjugation-equivariant $K$-theory of a compact (simply connected) Lie group $G$, and and relate it to the Verlinde ring.

Ayotzinapa: La verdadera noche de Iguala

Lecture | May 3 | 12-2 p.m. | 5125 Dwinelle Hall

 Anabel Hernández

 Department of Spanish & Portuguese, Dr.

The Department of Spanish and Portuguese at UC Berkeley, American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), Global Exchange, and Escuelita Comunitaria invite the community to:

Anabel Hernández’s presentation of her new book on Ayotzinapa, La verdadera noche de Iguala

Wednesday, May 3rd, 12:00 – 2:00 pm

5125 Dwinelle Hall, Department of Spanish and Portuguese

Hidden Burdens: How Social and Educational Experiences Are Shaped by Race and Immigration Status

Colloquium | May 3 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Institute for the Study of Societal Issues, Duster Conference Room

 2420 Bowditch Street, Berkeley, CA 94720

 Esther Cho, PhD Candidate, Department of Sociology, and Graduate Fellow, Institute for the Study of Societal Issues, UC Berkeley; Kelechi Uwaezuoke, DrPH Candidate, School of Public Health, and Graduate Fellow, Institute for the Study of Societal Issues, UC Berkeley

 Bruce Fuller, Professor, Education and Public Policy, UC Berkeley

 Institute for the Study of Societal Issues

ISSI's Graduate Fellows Program presents:

Hidden Burdens: How Social and Educational Experiences Are Shaped by Race and Immigration Status

Esther Cho, PhD Candidate, Department of Sociology, and Graduate Fellow, Institute for the Study of Societal Issues, UC Berkeley

Kelechi Uwaezuoke, DrPH Candidate, School of Public Health, and Graduate Fellow, Institute for the Study of Societal...   More >

Certificate Program in Software Development and Programming Online Information Session

Information Session | May 3 | 12-1 p.m. |  Online

 Sean Butcher, LL.B., M.B.A.

 UC Berkeley Extension

Advance your technology career with our new software development and programming certificate. It combines theory and practice to give you a balanced mix of knowledge and skills in software development, databases, computer programming and Web development.

  Register online

Noon Concert: Gamelan

Performing Arts - Music | May 3 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

Gamelan
Javanese and Balinese Gamelan Music performed by student ensembles under the direction of Midiyanto, Dewa Putu Berata and Lisa Gold
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...   More >

Love in the Ruins: Jewish Life in Lower Silesia 1945-1968 in the voice of the oral history

Lecture | May 3 | 12-1 p.m. |  Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)

 Agnieszka Ilwicka, Taube Foundation for Jewish Life & Culture

 Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

Love in the Ruins: Jewish Life in Lower Silesia 1945-1968 in the voice of the oral history

Polish-born Yiddishist and oral historian Agnieszka Ilwicka will talk about her research project "Love in the Ruins: Jewish Life in Lower Silesia 1945-1968." After World War II, Lower Silesia was the largest Jewish settlement in Europe. Ilwicka will share her journey through Yiddish, Polish, Hebrew, and...   More >

Policy Entrepreneurship

Lecture | May 3 | 12-1 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, 310, Banatao Auditorium | Note change in date

 Tom Kalil, UC Berkeley and the Eric and Wendy Schmidt Group

 CITRIS and the Banatao Institute

Tom Kalil is an expert on technology and innovation policy, and served both the Clinton and Obama admistrations, most recently Deputy Director for Policy for the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. He also served as the Senior Advisor for Scienc

Free

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

Measuring Cultural Models and Contraceptive Use Among Young US Women: Demography Brown Bag Talk

Colloquium | May 3 | 12:10-1:10 p.m. | 2232 Piedmont, Seminar Room

 Emily Marshall, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology and Public Health Program, Franklin & Marshall College

 Population Science, Department of Demography

A lunch time talk and discussion session, featuring visiting and local scholars presenting their research on a wide range of topics of interest to demography.

Two axes of subordination: How immigration shapes racial dynamics in the U.S.

Colloquium | May 3 | 12:10-1:15 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

 Sapna Cheryan, Associate Professor, University of Washington

 Institute of Personality and Social Research

The study of racial prejudice in psychology developed primarily based on research studying African Americans and Whites. The recent precipitated growth of Latinos and Asian Americans in the United States underscores the need for a framework that integrates more groups.

The current work proposes that racial and ethnic minority groups are disadvantaged along two distinct dimensions of perceived...   More >

Artist’s Talk: Sam Contis

Lecture | May 3 | 12:15 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

MATRIX artist Contis talks about her photographs and shifting notions of place, identity, and gender in the American West.

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

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.

Dissertation Talk: Reconfigurable Micromechanical Filters

Seminar | May 3 | 2-3 p.m. | 400 Cory Hall

 Jalal Naghsh Nilchi, UC Berkeley

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Topology Seminar (Introductory Talk): Link homotopy in dimensions 3

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

 Peter Teichner, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

In our two talks, we'll consider link maps of many spheres into another sphere. Link maps are continuous maps such that connected components in the source are mapped disjointly into the target. John Milnor introduced the notion of a link homotopy of a link in 3-space and we'll recall his approach in the talk at 2 pm.

BioE Seminar: “Biologically fabricated materials composed of engineered biofilm matrix proteins”

Seminar | May 3 | 3-4 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building | Note change in time

 Neel Joshi, Harvard University

 Bioengineering (BioE)

Spring 2017 Seminar Series

Wednesday, May 3

Details Forthcoming

Spring Division meeting

Meeting | May 3 | 3-5 p.m. |  Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center

 Robert Powell, Division Chair, Academic Senate

 Academic Senate

This is a regular business meeting of the Berkeley Division of the Academic Senate. The notice will be posted online prior to the meeting.

 Senate members have priority seating and others will be accommodated as space allows. Please contact us in advance for permission to take photographs or for accommodation needs.

The continuous-time lace expansion and it’s applications

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

 Tyler Helmuth, U.C. Berkeley Mathematics

 Department of Statistics

The lace expansion is one of the primary tools for proving that probability models in high dimensions have mean field behaviour. I will explain the previous sentence by describing joint work in progress with David Brydges and Mark Holmes in which we develop a continuous time lace expansion. Our method allows us to analyze n-component field theories when n is zero, one, or two. The case n=2 is new.

Applied Mathematics Seminar: Optimization-based Estimation and Control of Uncertain Systems

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

 Ali Mesbah, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Uncertainty is ubiquitous in complex dynamical systems. System uncertainties can lead to severe degradation of the performance of advanced optimization-based estimation and control methods, which are crucial for supporting safety and reliability of the system, reducing variability in the system operation, and enhancing the system efficiency. In this talk, we will present a framework for...   More >

Subtle but not malicious? The (high) computational cost of non-smoothness in learning from big data

Seminar | May 3 | 4-5 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Mikhail Belkin, Department of Computer Science and Engineering, Ohio State University

 Department of Statistics

What can we learn from big data? First, more data allows us to more precisely estimate probabilities of uncertain outcomes. Second, data provides better coverage to approximate functions more precisely. I will argue that the second is key to understanding the recent success of large scale machine learning. A useful way of thinking about this issue is that it is necessary to use many more...   More >

Interpreting Communal Violence in Myanmar

Lecture | May 3 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library | Note change in date

 Dr. Nick Cheesman, Research Fellow, Political & Social Change, Australian National University

 Center for Southeast Asia Studies

From 2012 to 2014, Myanmar experienced recurrent acts of lethal violence, realised through repeated public expressions that Muslims constitute an existential threat to Buddhists. This talk will make a case for classing and analyzing the violence as “communal”. This lecture has been re-scheduled from its original March date.

Nick Cheesman

New Play Reading Series: “Dumb Puppy” BY Elizabeth Spreen

Reading - Literary | May 3 | 4-6 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, Room B-4

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

Dumb Puppy is a mystery play for the 21st century, for the United States, taking place in the future when the surveillance state has overstepped its bounds domestically. The play is elliptical, filtering through the mind of K, a mother in Lawton OK, and revolving around a mashup of a salon weekend at Marie Antoinette’s Hameau de le Reine meets Andy Warhol’s Silver Factory meets Studio 54 meets...   More >

Loving and Blacking: Interracial Intimacies Among Campus Students in Post-Apartheid South Africa

Seminar | May 3 | 4-6 p.m. | 2515 Tolman Hall

 Jonathan Jansen, Fellow, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford

 Graduate School of Education

In race-regulation regimes like South Africa and the United States, interracial intimacies remain difficult even decades after odious laws prohibiting love and marriage were repealed. How does reprisal work in the absence of legal sanction against interracial romance, and how do young people manage different forms of reprisal as they struggle to learn, live, and love together?  Jonathan Jansen...   More >

Actomyosin mediated tension and uncoupled respiration in adipose tissue

Seminar | May 3 | 4-5 p.m. | 114 Morgan Hall

 Kevin Tharp, UC Berkeley

 Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology

Structure Property Relationship of Single-Ion-Conducting Block Copolymer Electrolytes/An Imaging-Based Human Embryonic Stem Cell Assay for Teratogenic Activity

Colloquium | May 3 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall

 Adriana Rojas, Ph.D. student in the Balsara Group; Brian Perea, Ph.D. student in the Clark Group and the Schaffer Group

 Department of Chemical Engineering

Topology Seminar (Main Talk): Link homotopy in dimensions 4

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

 Peter Teichner, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

In the 4 pm talk, we'll present a joint result with Rob Schneiderman, to show that any link map of two 2-spheres in 4-space with one topologically embedded component is link homotopically trivial, implying that there is no 4-dimensional Hopf link. We'll use a 4-dimensional version of Milnor's elementary link homotopies as well as Freedman's disk embedding theorem.

Seminar 291, Departmental Seminar: ​"The Elusive Costs of Inflation: Price Dispersion during the U.S. Great Inflation"

Seminar | May 3 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Jón Steinsson, Columbia University

 Department of Economics

Certificate Program in Personal Financial Planning Online Information Session

Information Session | May 3 | 5-6 p.m. |  Online

 UC Berkeley Extension

Learn to analyze and advise in all core areas of personal financial planning, which meet the established requirements of the Certified Financial Planner Board, and provide CFP® Certification Examination eligibility.

  Register online

EECS Colloquium: Evaluation of the Tensor Processing Unit: A Deep Neural Network Accelerator for the Datacenter

Colloquium | May 3 | 5-6 p.m. | Soda Hall, 306 Soda Hall (HP Auditorium) | Note change in time

 David Patterson, EECS Professor Emeritus and Professor in the Graduate School, UC Berkeley, Distinguished Engineer, Google

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

With the ending of Moore's Law, many computer architects believe that major improvements in cost-energy-performance must now come from domain-specific hardware. The Tensor Processing Unit (TPU), deployed in Google datacenters since 2015, is a custom chip that accelerates deep neural networks (DNNs). We compare the TPU to contemporary server-class CPUs and GPUs deployed in the same...   More >

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

Film - Series | May 3 | 5-8 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Center for African Studies

A 2001 film that explores the bonds that unite families in touching, dramatic, and comedic ways.

  RSVP online

Heller Lecture: Mind the Gap: Vergil and the Poetics of Narrative

Lecture | May 3 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, Nestrick Room - 142

 Shadi Bartsch-Zimmer, Helen A. Regenstein Distinguished Service Professor of Classics and the Program in Gender Studies, University of Chicago

 Department of Classics

Toastmasters on Campus Club: Learn public speaking

Meeting | January 14, 2015 – December 18, 2019 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.

Microbiomes in Health and Disease: A Science Cafe Event

Lecture | May 3 | 7 p.m. |  Restaurant Valparaiso

 1403 Solano Ave., Albany, CA 94706

 Dr. Michael Shapira, Assistant Professor in Residence, Integrative Biology, UC Berkeley

 Science@Cal

What do we know about our internal microbial communities – their roles in healthy living and disease? Michael Shapira will explore some intriguing ideas about the contribution of our internal flora and fauna to evolution.

Intestinal Flora (Courtesy of Pacific Northwest National Laboratory).

My Love Affair with the Brain: May Movie at Moffitt

Film - Documentary | May 3 | 7-9 p.m. | 405 Moffitt Undergraduate Library

 Library

Spend Wednesday evening of RRR week learning more about your brain, and how it can thrive! This delightful documentary follows renowned brain scientist and UC Berkeley professor emerita of anatomy, Dr. Marian Diamond, introducing us to her groundbreaking accomplishments at a time when so few women entered her field, as well as her entertaining teaching style and charming personality.

 Must have a UCB student ID for entrance.

poster

A Woman Under the Influence | John Cassavetes | United States, 1974

Film - Feature | May 3 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

John Cassavetes’s masterpiece retains the power to unnerve with its raw, often harrowing depiction of a blue-collar Los Angeles family on the rocks. Gena Rowlands’s performance as Mabel Longhetti, wife of everyman Nick (Peter Falk) and mother of three, stands as a virtually unmatched tour de force.

Free for Cal Student Film Pass holders | $7 BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students | $8 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, retirees; non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, 18 & under, disabled persons | $12 General admission

  Buy tickets online

University Chorus and Gospel Chorus "Praise and Protest"

Performing Arts - Music | May 3 | 8 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

University Chorus and Gospel Chorus
"Praise and Protest"
Spirituals and songs about peace, hope, and resistance.

Free Concert - Donations to support the Northern California ACLU gladly accepted

 free

Exhibits and Ongoing Events

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 >

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.

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

Teachers at the Center: The Story of the National Writing Project

Exhibit - Artifacts | April 17 – September 1, 2017 every day | Bancroft Library, Rowell Cases, second floor corridor between The Bancroft Library and Doe Library

 Bancroft Library

The National Writing Project is a professional development
network for teachers of writing at all levels, from early
childhood to university. Drawing from the newly available
National Writing Project records and other Bancroft Library
collections, this exhibition explores the history of the
organization from its origins within the Graduate School of
Education at UC Berkeley to its present...   More >

Irwin Kremen / MATRIX 265

Exhibit - Multimedia | April 26 – August 26, 2017 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

The tiny pieces of paper that comprise Irwin Kremen’s visually stunning abstract collages were taken from advertisements found on the walls of cities such as Paris, Brussels, Florence, Rome, and New York. Using only these found materials, Kremen constructs his works using fine hinges made of Japanese paper so as to preserve the sense of edge and depth among the various paper fragments.

Sam Contis / MATRIX 266

Exhibit - Photography | May 3 – August 26, 2017 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

In her first solo museum exhibition, Oakland-based artist Sam Contis uses photography and archival research to explore the relationship of bodies and landscape and the shifting nature of gender identity and expression. The work in this exhibition was made at Deep Springs College—located in a remote valley on the California-Nevada border—which is one of the country’s last all-male institutions of...   More >

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 >

New Favorites: Collecting in the Bancroft Tradition

Exhibit - Artifacts | April 21 – September 1, 2017 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Bancroft Library, Gallery

 Bancroft Library

For the first time in many years The Bancroft Library presents
an exhibition of recent additions to its major collections. The
exhibition also includes recently rediscovered masterpieces
carefully collected in years past. Gold-Rush-era memoirs
and advertisements, early editions of William Langland and
Jane Austen, “branded” books from 18th c. Mexico, and David Johnson’s photographs of the...   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 >