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Thursday, May 18, 2017

Berkeley Communicators Toastmasters Club: To Gain Confidence and Find Your Voice

Meeting | January 19 – November 16, 2017 the third Thursday of the month every month | 7:30-8:30 a.m. |  Au Coquelet Cafe (backroom)

 2000 University Avenue, Berkeley, CA

 Berkeley Communicators Toastmasters Club

Find out how to improve your public speaking skills and build confidence through the Toastmaster.

If you have wanted to improve your communication skills, practice public speaking and leadership, but find it difficult to do it on your own, this is the place for you.

Meetings: 1st and 3rd Thursday 7:30am - 8:30am every month
Free street parking and close to Downtown Berkeley BART

Brand Training Workshop 3: Social media guidelines and tips

Workshop | May 18 | 9-11:30 a.m. |  UC Berkeley Campus

 Public Affairs

This workshop will give you tips and tricks on how best to approach and manage your social media presence. We will review our campus social media guidelines, talk about strategy and goal setting, and get some hands on practice analyzing metrics. Bring your questions! Participants: Anyone who manages a social media channel for their unit or department or is considering starting one.

  Register online

Proposal Development Consultations: BRDO Spring Seminar Series for Faculty

Workshop | May 18 | 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 177 Stanley Hall

 Erica Whitney, Berkeley Research Development Office

 Berkeley Research Development Office

Bring your questions, ideas, and proposal drafts to an open consultation session with the Berkeley Research Development Office.

Bancroft Library Roundtable: Native American Collections at The Bancroft Library

Lecture | May 18 | 12-1 p.m. | Faculty Club, Lewis-Latimer Room

 Lee Anne Titangos, Information and Instruction Specialist, The Bancroft Library

 Bancroft Library

Lee Anne Titangos will share highlights of The Bancroft Library’s Native American collections, spanning from original research material gathered by Hubert Howe Bancroft himself to contemporary photographic documentation of cultural heritage revitalization of local indigenous groups. She also will discuss how these amazing collections are being used by the campus community and beyond.

Bancroft Library Roundtable: Cold War Confessions: How Mexican American Labor Activists and Their Allies Fought to End the Bracero Program

Lecture | May 18 | 12-1 p.m. | Faculty Club, Lewis-Latimer Room | Canceled

 Maggie Elmore, Bancroft Library Study Award recipient and doctoral candidate in history, UC Berkeley

 Bancroft Library

In 1958, a small gathering of Catholic priests and Mexican American labor leaders prepared a last-ditch effort to end what some called "a substitute for slavery," during federal congressional hearings on the Mexican farm labor program. The program continued, but the group's joint efforts forged a Cold War labor-liberal coalition and revealed a vibrant economic civil rights activism.

EH&S 403 Training Session

Course | May 18 | 1:30-2:30 p.m. | 370 University Hall

 Jason Smith, UC Berkeley Office of Environment, Health, & Safety

 Office of Environment, Health & Safety

This session briefly covers the UC Berkeley specific radiation safety information you will need to start work.​ In addition, dosimeter will be issued, if required.

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 >

Commencement Ceremony: Mathematics Department Commencement Address

Seminar | May 18 | 2-4 p.m. | 1 Zellerbach Hall

 Robert L. Bryant, Duke University

 Department of Mathematics

Statistics Commencement

Special Event | May 18 | 2 p.m. |  Zellerbach Playhouse

 Steve Stoute, Founder and CEO, Translation

 Department of Statistics

Neuroscience Thesis Symposium

Conference/Symposium | May 18 | 3:30-5:30 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

3:30pm – Brian Isett, Feldman lab
"Simultaneous coding of texture and local shape in mouse somatosensory cortex"

4:15pm – Yvonne Fonken, Knight lab
“How what we know shapes future perception and action: investigating the mechanisms of prediction in the brain.”

Toward Sustainable Financing of Higher Education

Lecture | May 18 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium at Sutardja Dai Hall

 Rick Levin, Chief Executive Officer, Coursera & President Emeritus,Yale University

 Center for Studies in Higher Education

In the face of rising costs of attendance and an escalating burden of student debt, universities are under pressure to increase productivity and control costs...   More >

Climate Change: Time Running Out

Lecture | May 18 | 7-9 p.m. | 608 UC Berkeley Extension (SF Campus at 160 Spear St.)

 Gary White, climate activist who was trained by former Vice President Al Gore, Climate Reality Project organization

 UC Berkeley Extension

Climate change has been characterized by many as the ultimate challenge of humanity. First discovered over a century ago, global climate change was first popularized in 1989 by James Hansen, a climatologist formerly at NASA. In the over 25 years since, the physical consequences of climate change have gotten progressively worse. At the same time, a diminishing yet powerful number of Americans...   More >

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Analog Light Show Festival

Special Event | May 18 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Join us to celebrate the psychedelic art form of live light performance at this festival of live music and visual wizardry.

$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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Baseball vs. TCU

Sport - Intercollegiate - Baseball/Softball | May 18 | 7:05 p.m. |  Evans Field

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Baseball hosts TCU at Evans Diamond.

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 >

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 >

A Country Called Syria

Exhibit - Multimedia | May 12 – August 31, 2017 every day | Doe Library, Bernice Layne Brown Gallery

 Library

Journey through A Country Called Syria, a traveling collection that brings to life the history and heritage of Syrian culture. This unique exhibition allows its viewers to explore Syria from its ancient beginnings to the present civil war.

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 >

INSTALLATION | Plant Fiber Enclosure : Origins

Exhibit - Sculpture | May 18 – 25, 2017 every day | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

“Plant Fiber Enclosure: Origins comprises a two-semester seminar where graduate architecture students have explored methods to integrate traditional and digital craft in fiber enclosures. Students first studied fabrication techniques with plant fibers originated in primitive habitats. Such techniques, still implemented today in remote regions including the Western Amazon, can inform new frontiers...   More >

 Free with Garden Admission

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

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

 Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

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

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

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

 Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

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

From the Photographer’s Archive: Roman Vishniac

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

 Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

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