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Saturday, May 6, 2017

Rugby Penn Mutual Varisty Cup: Penn Mutual Varsity Cup

Sport - Intercollegiate - Rugby | May 6 |  Witter Rugby Field

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Rugby hosts the Penn Mutual Varisty Cup at Witter Rugby Field.

Teaching History in the 21st Century

Conference/Symposium | May 5 – 6, 2017 every day | 8 a.m.-5:45 p.m. |  Dwinelle Hall

 Anne Hyde, Professor of History, University of Oklahoma, American History Association, Tuning History Project; Kelly Schrum, Associate Professor, George Mason University, Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media

 Bob Bain, Associate Professor, Department of History and School of Education, University of Michigan

 Department of History, UC Berkeley History-Social Science Project, UC Berkeley History Graduate Student Pedagogy Group, American Historical Association, Bay Area Council for the Social Studies, California History–Social Science Project

The Teaching History Conference began in 2015 as a way to bring together scholars and practitioners across the K–16 continuum—including K–12 teachers, university and college professors, graduate students, and education researchers—to discuss history education.

  Register online

Sick Plant Clinic

Special Event | February 4, 2017 – December 7, 2019 the first Saturday of the month every month with exceptions | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join the Garden for our monthly Sick Plant Clinic and find out which diseases ail your plants. Entomologists are also available to identify the pests that are living in your plants too! Please cover plants and disease samples in containers or bags before entering the Garden.

BERKELEY CLINIC DIAGNOSES RESIDENTS' PLANTS
Lauren Reed-Guy, Chronicle Staff Writer
San Francisco Chronicle June...   More >

Return of Ten Thousand Dharmas: A Celebration in Honor of Patricia Berger

Conference/Symposium | May 6 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Faculty Club, Heyns Room

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS), Institute of East Asian Studies, Mongolia Initiative, Center for Buddhist Studies, Jay D. McEvoy Chair, Department of History of Art, Townsend Center for the Humanities

Complete schedule:
http://ieas.berkeley.edu/ccs/events/2017.05.05.html

This event begins on Friday, May 5, 4 pm, Brower Center with a keynote speech by Professor Berger.

Logic at UC Berkeley: May 6th Session

Conference/Symposium | May 6 | 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. | 105 North Gate Hall

 Jeremy Avigad, Carnegie Mellon University; Barbara Partee, University of Massachusetts at Amherst; Johan van Benthem, University of Amsterdam, Stanford University, Tsinghua University; Ronald Fagin, IBM Almaden Research Center

 Group in Logic and the Methodology of Science

A two-day conference in mathematical logic and related areas organized by The Group in Logic and the Methodology of Science at UC Berkeley (logic.berkeley.edu). The conference is partly occasioned by the fact that the Group in Logic turns sixty this year.

Logic at UC Berkeley Conference: Modularity of Mathematics

Seminar | May 6 | 9:30-10:45 a.m. | 105 North Gate Hall

 Jeremy Avigad, Carnegie Mellon University

 Department of Mathematics

In a wide range of fields, the word “modular” is used to describe complex systems that can be decomposed into smaller systems with limited interactions between them. In this talk, I will argue that mathematical knowledge can fruitfully be understood as having a modular structure, and explore the ways in which modularity in mathematics is epistemically advantageous.

Critter Corner

Workshop | December 31, 2016 – May 27, 2017 every Saturday | 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | Lawrence Hall of Science, Niche Classroom

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

What is it like to live underwater? How does it feel to warm yourself on a rock? Get an introduction to the living world by meeting small mammals, reptiles, and arthropods. In the Critter Corner, which is perfect for ages 8 and under, you can observe how animals move, feel, and eat. Read stories and role-play with toy animals and habitats so that you can better understand animal life.

Animal Discovery Room at the Lawrence Hall of Science

Challenges and Opportunities in the Global Fight Against Emerging Infectious Diseases

Lecture | May 6 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 206 UC Berkeley Extension (Golden Bear Center)

 Yvette Girard, M.P.H., Ph.D.

 UC Berkeley Extension

New, emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases, such as pandemic viruses and resistant bacteria, pose a serious public health challenge. A concerted effort of experts from multiple disciplines—microbiologists, immunologists, clinical diagnosticians and epidemiologists—can address this problem by researching the mechanism of disease process (pathogenesis), discovering therapeutics and devising...   More >

 free. Register online

Logic at UC Berkeley Conference: The Intertwining Influences of Logic, Philosophy, and Linguistics in the Development of Formal Semantics and Pragmatics

Seminar | May 6 | 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. | 105 North Gate Hall

 Barbara Partee, University of Massachusetts at Amherst

 Department of Mathematics

Formal semantics and pragmatics as they have developed since the late 1960’s have been shaped by fruitful interdisciplinary collaboration among linguists, philosophers, and logicians, among others, and in turn have had noticeable effects on developments in syntax, philosophy of language, computational linguistics, and cognitive science.

In this talk I will first describe the environment in...   More >

The Great Transmission | Pema Gellek | US, Tibet, India, 2015

Film - Documentary | May 6 | 1 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Screening weekly in Theater Two, this award-winning documentary is the story of one Tibetan refugee lama and his efforts to preserve the sacred texts of his tradition. Witnessing the disintegration of his heritage, Tarthang Tulku dedicated his life to restoring a text tradition that was nearly lost during the turbulence of the twentieth century. Working with a handful of volunteers, he would...   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

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Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – December 30, 2018 every Sunday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday with exceptions | 1:30-2:45 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join us for a free, docent-led tour of the Garden as we explore interesting plant species, learn about the vast collection, and see what is currently in bloom. Meet at the Entry Plaza.

Free with Garden admission
Advanced registration not required

Tours may be cancelled without notice.
For day-of inquiries, please call 510-643-2755
For tour questions, please email gardentours@berkeley.edu...   More >

Logic at UC Berkeley Conference: Modal logic, on the cusp of philosophy and mathematics

Seminar | May 6 | 2:15-3:30 p.m. | 105 North Gate Hall

 Johan van Benthem, University of Amsterdam, Stanford University, Tsinghua University

 Department of Mathematics

Modern modal logic started with classical issues from philosophy treated with the tools of mathematical logic. Over the years, this mixture also developed its own intrinsic themes, many of them influenced by contacts with computer science. In this lecture, I will trace some major themes in modal logic, such as expressive power, complexity, multi-modality, and increasingly also: remodeling,...   More >

Kalpana |Uday Shankar | India, 1948

Film - Feature | May 6 | 3 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Shivendra Singh Dungarpur, Film Heritage Foundation

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Institute for South Asia Studies

This gorgeous experimental drama, the only film by celebrated dancer Uday Shankar (brother of Ravi Shankar), is the semi-autobiographical story of a young man’s dream to establish an arts academy in the Himalayas.

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 or by calling 510-642-0808

Beach Bucket Science: Family Learning Workshop

Workshop | May 6 | 3-4:30 p.m. |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

In this Family Learning Workshop, parents will find out about the new Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and ways to support their children’s critical thinking skills. Kids will explore beach buckets and learn to make detailed observations about sands brought in from around the world.

 NGSS discussions geared towards grades 2–5.

 This workshop is free with your Hall admission. Free for members. RSVP online by May 6.

Logic at UC Berkeley Conference: Applying logic to practice in computer science

Seminar | May 6 | 3:45-5 p.m. | 105 North Gate Hall

 Ronald Fagin, IBM Almaden Research Center

 Department of Mathematics

The speaker will talk about applying logic to practice in computer science, with a focus on two IBM case studies. In the first case study, the practitioner initiated the interaction. This interaction led to the following problem, which the speaker arrived at by thinking of the issue in terms of fuzzy logic. Assume that there is a set of “voters” and a set of “candidates”, where each voter...   More >

Artist’s Talk and Conversation: Sam Contis

Lecture | May 6 | 4 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Join the artist for an exhibition walkthrough focusing on her use of photography and archival research to explore the relationship of bodies and landscape. Deep Springs College alumnus Abdramane Diabate joins Contis in conversation.

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

Celluloid Man | Shivendra Singh Dungarpur, | India, 2012

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Institute for South Asia Studies

Celebrate a passion for film with this portrait of the pioneering efforts of film preservationist P. K. Nair, who founded the National Film Archive of India in 1964. “One of the best movies ever made about cinema ” (Mark Cousins).

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

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Celluloid Man | Shivendra Singh Dungarpur, | India, 2012

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Institute for South Asia Studies

Celebrate a passion for film with this portrait of the pioneering efforts of film preservationist P. K. Nair, who founded the National Film Archive of India in 1964. “One of the best movies ever made about cinema ” (Mark Cousins).

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 or by calling 510-642-0808

UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra: works by AHN, ELGAR, and SHOSTAKOVICH

Performing Arts - Music | May 5 – 6, 2017 every day | 8 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

University Symphony Orchestra
David Milnes, music director
Melody Huang, cello
Jean AHN New Work TBD (World Premiere)
ELGAR Cello Concerto
SHOSTAKOVICH Symphony No. 11

Established in 1923, the UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra is the oldest performing arts ensemble in the University of California system. Throughout its long history, the orchestra has provided students and other members of...   More >

$20 General Admission, $15 non-UCB students, seniors, current/retired UCB faculty and staff, groups 10+, $5 UCB students

  Buy tickets online or by calling 510.642.9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

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 >