Tuesday, August 15, 2017
Miscellaneous | June 1 – September 7, 2017 every day | Wurster Hall
This exhibit of original materials from the Environmental Design Archives showcases a nexus of design and diversity.
Conference/Symposium | August 14 – 18, 2017 every day | 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Second floor
Digital Humanities at Berkeley, Digital Humanities at Berkeley
Digital Humanities at Berkeley
Don't miss out on this annual series of digital humanities discussions and workshops!
In the spirit of encouraging "thoughtful application of digital tools and methodologies to humanistic inquiry," Berkeley's very own Digital Humanities Summer Institute invites you to participate in a host of workshops and open-to-the-public conversations over the course of the week.
The schedule of events... More >
Course | August 14 – 18, 2017 every day | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | 2326 Tolman Hall
Bay Area Writing Project
Excited about college, but scared of writing the personal statement for the application? Not sure how to show off your strengths without looking like, well, a show-off? Want to stand out as an individual without coming across as a weirdo? Struggle with writing in a way that is clear and coherent, yet innovative and interesting? Then this is the workshop for you! You will walk out of this workshop... More >
Aesthetic Possibilities: Literature, Rhetoric, Philosophy: Möglichkeitsdenken, Einbildungskraft, Phantasie: Theorien und Praktiken der Imagination
Workshop | August 15 – 19, 2017 every day | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall
Eva Geulen, Berlin; Rüdiger Campe, Yale; Anja Lemke, Cologne; Niklaus Largier, Berkeley
Imagination, Phantasie und Einbildungskraft sind Begriffe, die sich auf ein Vermögen beziehen, dessen Status immer schon zwiespältig ist. Einerseits bildet die Produktivität der Imagination als Vorstellungskraft neben dem Vermögen des Gedächtnisses und der Vernunft eine Bedingung der Möglichkeit aller Erkenntnis und Abstraktion, andererseits ist sie in ihrer relativen Unabhängigkeit vom... More >
Visit the Hall and explore all of our most popular exhibits and STEM activities every day this summer, including our newest featured exhibit, Going Places. Plus, join us every Sunday to discover new and unique ways to engage with science.
$12.00 Adult, $10.00 Children 3–18, Seniors 62+, Free Members, children age 2 and under, UC Berkeley students and staff.
The Stabilized Supralinear Network, or, The Importance of Being Loosely Balanced (Miller) / Spatiotemporal profiles of spiking variability in recurrent networks (Doiron)
Seminar | August 15 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 560 Evans Hall
Ken Miller, Columbia University; Brent Doiron, University of Pittsburgh
Miller: I will describe the Stabilized Supralinear Network mechanism and its application to understanding sensory cortical behavior. The mechanism is based on a network of excitatory (E) and inhibitory (I) neurons with very simple assumptions: (1) Individual neurons have an expansive or supralinear input/output functions, e.g. a power law with power >1; (2) Feedback inhibition is sufficiently... More >
Special Event | August 15 | 1:15-3 p.m. | Haas Pavilion
The New Student Convocation will formally welcome 8,500 new undergraduate students to the university. The convocation ceremony is an opportunity for the incoming students to gather together as a class and hear from campus administration, student leaders, and faculty.
The NIH Common Fund's High-Risk, High-Reward Research Program: Supporting Exceptionally Creative Scientists with Highly Innovative Research Ideas at All Career Stages
Seminar | August 15 | 3-4 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall
Dr. Ravi Basavappa, NIH Program Leader
Workshop | August 15 | 5-6 p.m. | 1229 Dwinelle Hall
Leah Carroll, Haas Scholars Program Manager/Advisor, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships
Getting Started in Undergraduate Research
If you are thinking about getting involved in undergraduate research, this workshop is a great place to start! You will get a broad overview of the research opportunities available to undergraduates on campus, and suggestions on how to find them.
We will also let you know about upcoming deadlines and eligibility requirements for some of... More >
Seminar | November 1, 2016 – December 5, 2017 every Tuesday | 5:10-6 p.m. | 212 O'Brien Hall
Each week the Engineering and Project Management Society brings in a speaker to talk about topics related to construction and project management. Light refreshments will be provided.
Event is ADA accessible. For disability accommodation requests and information, please contact Disability Access Services by phone at 510.643.6456 (voice) or 510.642.6376 (TTY) or by email at... More >
Special Event | August 15 | 6-8 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden
The smells and sights of summer will truly delight the senses on this lovely evening program on the Garden's lawn overlooking the herb gardens. We will be tasting a variety of liqueurs made from the combinations of herbs with recipes dating back centuries.
$60, $50 members
Information Session | August 15 | 6-7:30 p.m. | 506 UC Berkeley Extension (SF Campus at 160 Spear St.)
UC Berkeley Extension's Behavioral Health Sciences Department offers a wide array of professional and post-baccalaureate certificate programs intended for both professionals and paraprofessionals interested in the fields of health and mental health. Learn about the Post-Baccalaureate Program for Counseling and Psychology Professions, Certificate Program in Alcohol and Drug Abuse Studies,... More >
Exhibits and Ongoing Events
Exhibit - Artifacts | April 17 – September 1, 2017 every day | Bancroft Library, Rowell Cases, second floor corridor between The Bancroft Library and Doe 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 >
Exhibit - Multimedia | May 12 – August 31, 2017 every day | Doe Library, Bernice Layne Brown Gallery
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.
Exhibit - Photography | May 30 – August 15, 2017 every day | 30 Stephens Hall
Displayed are 25 black and white photographs taken by Jun Kamata, Associate Professor at ASIA University in Tokyo. Besides numerous articles about American and Japanese social issues, he has published eight books and two photography books in Japan. He holds a B.A. in Native American Studies from UC Berkeley, an M.A. in American Indian Studies, and a Ph.D. in Urban Planning from UCLA.
Exhibit - Artifacts | July 21 – December 29, 2017 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Bancroft Library, Bancroft Corridor between The Bancroft Library and Doe Library
Marking a 50th anniversary, Bancrofts rare and unique collections documenting the 1967 Summer of Love are on exhibit in the corridor cases. Presented are images from the Bay Area alternative press, psychedelic rock posters and mailers, documentary photographs of the Haight-Ashbury scene and major rock concerts, and material from the personal papers of author Joan Didion and poet Michael... More >
Exhibit - Artifacts | April 21 – September 1, 2017 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Bancroft Library, Gallery
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 Johnsons photographs of the... More >