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Thursday, September 21, 2017

Amos Gitai to Teach Seminar on Narrative and Form: Cinema and Architecture

Film - Series | August 29 – September 26, 2017 every day | 370 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

The Israeli film director Amos Gitai (Ph.D Architecture 79) will teach a five week course on film that explores the concepts of narrative and space. CLASS SIZE IS VERY LIMITED SO YOU MUST SIGN UP SOON. OPEN TO ALL STUDENTS ACROSS CAMPUS.

Bancroft Library Roundtable: Is the Civil Rights Struggle of the 1960s Still Relevant Today?

Lecture | September 21 | Faculty Club, Lewis-Latimer Room

 Carol Ruth Silver, Speaker, Author, Consultant, and Retired Attorney

 Bancroft Library

Carol Ruth Silver, arrested in 1961 as a Freedom Rider, secretly chronicled the ordeal on scraps of paper while in a Mississippi jail. Her manuscript collection and book documenting her activities are now housed in The Bancroft Library. She will share her civil-rights-era experiences and discuss non-violence and activism today.

Fall 2017 Architecture Sustainability Colloquium

Colloquium | August 25 – December 1, 2017 every day | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

FRIDAYS - AUG 25 through DEC 1. CHECK THE SCHEDULE FOR SPEAKERS. Bay Area Leaders discuss topics in sustainability.

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

Politically Engaged Science: A Brownbag Lunch Series

Seminar | September 14 – December 21, 2017 every Thursday with exceptions | 12-1 p.m. | 103 Mulford Hall

 Dept. of Environmental Science, Policy, and Mgmt. (ESPM)

This series challenges the notion that science and politics should not mix. Building on the March for Science and the People's Climate March, we'll discuss how research in the public interest can make an impact in a political environment dominated by corporate interests, from the major parties to the media.

Weekly discussions will focus on case studies of activist scientists, political...   More >

Oliver E. Williamson Seminar

Seminar | September 21 | 12-1:30 p.m. | C330 Haas School of Business

 Mark Rosenzweig, Professor, Yale University

 Haas School of Business

The Oliver E. Williamson Seminar on Institutional Analysis, named after our esteemed colleague who founded the seminar, features current research by faculty, from UCB and elsewhere, and by advanced doctoral students. The research investigates governance, and its links with economic and political forces. Markets, hierarchies, hybrids, and the supporting institutions of law and politics all come...   More >

Identity Theft: How to Protect Yourself (BEUHS363)

Workshop | September 21 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club

 Laura Kares, GBA

 Be Well at Work - Work/Life

Speaker: Laura Kares, GBA

The number of people becoming victims of Identity Theft continues to increase. Join us to learn more about how to minimize the risk that you will become a victim of identity theft. And learn more about the ID Theft services available from ARAG, the University’s legal insurance plan provider. We’ll explain how to use the proactive credit record and internet monitoring...   More >

RISE Seminar: Strategies for integrating people and machine learning in online systems

Seminar | September 21 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge

 Jason Laska, Clara Labs

 RISELab

Clara Labs is an email-based scheduling service for busy people. Simply CC Clara on an email to a person you want to meet with, and we'll handle the back and forth game of email-tag for you in accordance with your preferences. To build a robust and accurate system that gracefully handles nuanced requests, we've combined machine learning (ML) with a distributed human labor force. This system...   More >

Julius Thomas Hansen Lecture: Responses to environmental stressors in fish: physiological plasticity and adaptation in an era of climate change

Seminar | September 21 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Trish Schulte, University of British Columbia

 Department of Integrative Biology

Julius Thomas Hansen Lecture

Drop-in Pre-Health Advising

Miscellaneous | September 7 – December 7, 2017 every Thursday with exceptions | 1-4 p.m. | 260 Mulford Hall

 Caitlin Green or Marie Dutton, Pre-Health Advisor

 Career Center

Meet with a Pre-Health Advisor on a first-come, first-served basis. For students exploring, preparing for, and/or applying to medical school and other health professional graduate programs.

 Open to currently enrolled students and Alumni Advantage members.

GeoLunch: Using Collector to Create an Asset Database

Seminar | September 21 | 1:10-2 p.m. | 103 Mulford Hall

 Charlotte Smith, School of Public Health, University of California Berkeley

 Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, Geospatial Innovation Facility

The GIF and the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology (MVZ) host a weekly Geolunch seminar series offering interesting talks, group discussion, and show-and-tells all involving geospatial theory, research, and application. Geolunch is open to everyone.

Subscribe to our email list to receive announcements about our workshops, geolunch presentations, and other events and topics of interest to the...   More >

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – January 4, 2019 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 >

How to Write a Research Proposal Workshop

Information Session | September 21 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Leah Carroll

 Office of Undergraduate Research

If you need to write a grant proposal, this workshop is for you! You'll get a headstart on defining your research question, developing a lit review and project plan, presenting your qualifications, and creating a realistic budget.

The workshop is open to all UC Berkeley students (undergraduate, graduate, and visiting scholars) regardless of academic discipline. It will be especially useful for...   More >

The neural mechanism of aggression

Seminar | September 21 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

 Dayu Lin, New York University, School of Medicine

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Film Screening: The Bacchus Lady (featuring filmmaker E J-yong)

Film - Feature | September 21 | 4 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 E J-yong

 Jinsoo An, UC Berkeley

 Center for Korean Studies (CKS)

The Bacchus Lady (죽여주는 여자) looks into the issue of elderly prostitution in South Korea. We will be joined by the filmmaker E J-yong, who will introduce the film and stay for a Q&A.

Louisiana Slave Conspiracies

Colloquium | September 21 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 691 Barrows Hall

 Center for Race and Gender

The CRG Thursday Forum Series presents...

Louisiana Slave Conspiracies

Bryan Wagner, English
Patty Frontiers, D-Lab
Amani Morrison, African Diaspora Studies
Shadrick Small, Sociology

We are a multidisciplinary research project dedicated to preserving, digitizing, transcribing, translating, and analyzing manuscripts from three Louisiana slave conspiracies.   More >

We've been here before: ‘America First’ and a Century of Defending Japanese language learning

Colloquium | September 21 | 4 p.m. | East Asian Library, Art History Seminar Room

 Noriko Asato, University of Hawaii at Manoa

 Center for Japanese Studies (CJS)

Noriko Asato will explore the efforts to control Japanese language schools in California a century ago as part of anti-immigrant nativism. This presentation develops from her book, “Teaching Mikadoism,” which looked at how nativists and Japanese Americans battled over their identity and education in Hawaii and the West Coast. Her presentation briefly explores how Japanese Americans resisted, and...   More >

History Graduate Association Annual Lecture with Sven Beckert | Empire of Cotton: The Global Origins of Capitalism

Lecture | September 21 | 4-6 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Sven Beckert, Laird Bell Professor of History, Harvard University

 Department of History, History Graduate Association (HGA)

Sven Beckert is Laird Bell Professor of History at Harvard University. Beckert’s research and teaching center on the history of the United States in the nineteenth century, with a particular emphasis on the history of capitalism, including its economic, social, political and transnational dimensions. He recently published "Empire of Cotton: A Global History," the first global history of the...   More >

How to Email a Professor to Get a Positive Response: Workshop

Workshop | September 21 | 4-5 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Leah Carroll

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Do you need to email a professor you've never met before to ask for their help, but you don't know where to start? Have you ever written a long email to a professor, only to receive no response, or not the one you hoped? If so, this workshop is for you! We will discuss how to present yourself professionally over email to faculty and other professionals ...   More >

Mathematics Department Colloquium: Geometry, dynamics, and the moduli space of Riemann surfaces

Colloquium | September 21 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Alex Wright, Stanford University

 Department of Mathematics

One of the themes of Maryam Mirzakhani's work is that the dynamics and geometry of individual surfaces are closely tied to moduli spaces of surfaces. Starting from this general perspective, we will focus in on our recent joint work with Mirzakhani and others on the $\mathbf {GL}(2, {\bf R} )$ action on the Hodge bundle over the moduli space of Riemann surfaces. This action will be presented in a...   More >

Arundhathi Subramaniam | When God is a Traveller: Poetry Reading and Discussion

Lecture | September 21 | 5-7:30 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Arundhathi Subramaniam, Poet

 Harsha Ram, Associate Professor, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures and Department of Comparative Literature

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies

A talk by award-winning poet and writer on spirituality and culture, Arundhathi Subramaniam.

Maritime Diffusion of Buddhist Philosophical Thought and Art

Lecture | September 21 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 315 Wheeler Hall

 Osmund Bopearachchi, UC Berkeley

 Tang Center for Silk Road Studies, Center for Buddhist Studies

Trade is understood mainly as the transfer and exchange of commodities to make profits, and this was also the driving force of economic activities in ancient time. However, as revealed by epigraphic and literary evidence, among the earliest donors and important patrons of Buddhist establishments in South and South-East Asia were caravan merchants and wealthy seafaring traders. The spread of...   More >

The Materialization of Time and Space in Teotihuacan: Rites of Reconstitution of the Universe in the Pyramid of the Moon

Lecture | September 21 | 5:30 p.m. |  International House

 Leonardo Lopez Lujan, Proyecto Templo Mayor, Instituto Nacional de Antropologia e HIstoria, Mexico

 Archaeological Research Facility, Townsend Center for the Humanities

The Edge of Agriculture: Farming in California

Panel Discussion | September 21 | 6-8 p.m. |  UC Gill Tract Community Farm

 1050 Marin Avenue, Albany, CA 94706

 Campus Gardens

A panel and public discussion with
California Secretary of Agriculture, Karen Ross
Doria Robinson, Executive Director of Urban Tilth
Jennifer Sowerwine, Cooperative Extension Specialist, UC Berkeley

Facilitated by Alexa Levy, Educator and Community Organizer

California has long been the top producer of food and fiber in the US, though it is home to only 4% of the nation's farms....   More >

Capital One Info-Session

Information Session | September 21 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Learn more about Capital One as a company and hear current software engineers talk about what it's like to work at one of the digital leaders in the banking industry.

There will be project demo showcases from:
Vy Ly – Software Engineer, Marketing and Decisioning
Tae Hoon Kim – Software Engineer, Digital Product Engineering
Andy Hsu – Software Engineer, Core Innovation
Mamadou Diallo –...   More >

The Defiant Ones

Film - Feature | September 21 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Nominated for eight Academy Awards and winner of two, Stanley Kramer’s anti-racist “message” film stars Tony Curtis and Sidney Poitier as convicts who escape, shackled together, from an overturned prison van in the deep South. The two must overcome their mutual suspicion as they are tracked by a bloodthirsty mob barely controlled by the local sheriff. In The Devil Finds Work James Baldwin praises...   More >

National Youth Orchestra of Venezuela: Gustavo Dudamel, conductor

Performing Arts - Music | September 21 | 8 p.m. |  Hearst Greek Theatre

 National Youth Orchestra of Venezuela conducted by Gustavo Dudamel, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

To witness charismatic conductor Gustavo Dudamel with the radiant musicians of the National Youth Orchestra of Venezuela is to experience firsthand the power of music to transform. The orchestra's members are products of Venezuela's world-famous El Sistema music education program, and as musicians they represent the highest standards of excellence, bolstered by a contagious sense of youthful...   More >

$40-140

  Buy tickets online or by calling 510-642-9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Gustavo Dudamel conducts the National Youth Orchestra of Venezuela Thursday, September 21, 2017 at the Greek Theatre.

Exhibits and Ongoing Events

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

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 >

Charles Howard: A Margin of Chaos

Exhibit - Painting | June 21 – October 1, 2017 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

The work of Bay Area artist Charles Houghton Howard (1899–1978) spans five decades, beginning in the mid-1920s and continuing into the 1960s. During his active and distinguished career, Howard became known for enigmatic, meticulous paintings, often intimate in scale, that bridged figurative, Surrealist, and abstract currents in modern art across the United States and Europe. Fluid lines,...   More >

Buddhist Realms

Exhibit - Artifacts | May 24 – October 8, 2017 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

This exhibition explores the many celestial realms represented in Tibetan Buddhist painting and sculpture through exquisite examples from the twelfth to nineteenth centuries. The exhibition will be presided over by a monumental gilt bronze sculpture of the historical Buddha, a fully realized and enlightened being who occupies the highest level of existence. The Buddha’s life story will be...   More >

In-Between Places: Korean American Artists in the Bay Area

Exhibit - Painting | September 13 – December 10, 2017 every day |  Mills College Art Museum

 5000 MacArthur Boulevard, Oakland, CA 94613

 Mills College Art Museum

In-Between Places (사이에 머물다) is the story of Korean American artists and their dreams, featuring new work by: Jung Ran Bae; Sohyung Choi; Kay Kang; Miran Lee; Young June Lew; Nicholas Oh; Younhee Paik; and Minji Sohn.

Street by Minji Sohn, 2016

Jennie Smith: New Drawings

Exhibit - Painting | September 18 – December 15, 2017 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | Stephens Hall, Townsend Center for the Humanities

 Townsend Center for the Humanities

San Francisco artist Jennie Smith infuses her detailed drawings of the natural world with an imaginative sensibility.

Viewing hours are generally Monday through Friday, 9 am to 4 pm. The exhibit is located in a space also used for events and meetings; please call (510) 643-9670 or email in advance to confirm room availability.

The Russian Revolution Centenary: 1917-2017: Politics, Propaganda and People's Art

Exhibit - Multimedia | September 11, 2017 – January 8, 2018 every day |  Moffitt Undergraduate Library

 Library

This exhibition is dedicated to the centenary of the Russian Revolution that took place in October of 1917. The exhibition will take place in the Moffitt Library, and it will highlight several print-items from the revolutionary times.

 Access to the Moffitt Undergraduate Library is restricted and you'll need the UC Berkeley/ Cal Card for entry.

The Summer of Love 50th Anniversary

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

 Bancroft Library

Marking a 50th anniversary, Bancroft’s 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 >

The Invisible Museum: History and Memory of Morocco

Exhibit - Multimedia | August 29 – December 15, 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

Since its inception in 1962, the former Judah L. Magnes Museum distinguished itself by directing its collecting efforts outside the focus on European Jewish culture and history that was prevalent among American Jewish museums at the time. During the 1970s and 1980s, its founders, Seymour and Rebecca Fromer, actively corralled an informal team of activist collectors and supporters. Together, they...   More >

Sketching "Fiddler": Set Designs by Mentor Huebner

Exhibit - Multimedia | August 29 – December 15, 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 Power of Attention: Magic and Meditation in Hebrew "shiviti" Manuscript Art

Exhibit - Artifacts | August 29 – December 15, 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 >

The Worlds of Arthur Szyk: The Taube Family Arthur Szyk Collection

Exhibit - Multimedia | August 29 – December 15, 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

Auditorium installation of high-resolution images of select collection items.

Acquired by The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life in 2017 thanks to an unprecedented gift from Taube Philanthropies, the most significant collection of works by Arthur Szyk (Łódź, Poland, 1894 – New Canaan, Connecticut, 1951) is now available to the world in a public institution for the first time as...   More >

"Authority" - The 2017 Open Call Student Exhibition: At Worth Ryder Art Gallery

Exhibit - Multimedia | September 14 – 21, 2017 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 12-5 p.m. | K116 Kroeber Hall

 Art Practice, Department of

The premiere showcase for student art on campus, "Authority - The 2017 Open-Call Student Exhibition" celebrates the challenging and diverse art practices of the UC Berkeley community. Please join us for an Opening Reception on Wednesday, September 13th, from 4 - 7pm.

The 2017 Open Call Student Exhibition

Exhibit - Multimedia | September 13 – 21, 2017 every day | 4-7 p.m. | Kroeber Hall, Worth Ryder Art Gallery

 Art Practice, Department of

All current UC Berkeley Students (Fall 2017 semester) are invited to propose an artwork, a small series, or any other creative project!

The annual open call exhibition is the premiere showcase for student art on campus, and the only open-call exhibition of the year at the gallery.

Taking cues from the successful exhibitions of years past including 2015’s I Know What You Did Last Summer and...   More >