Friday, September 29, 2017
Conference/Symposium | September 28 – 30, 2017 every day | 180 Doe Library
Thursday, September 28, 4-5:30
Friday, September 29, 10-6
Saturday, September 30, 10-1
This conference explores the philosophies, texts, arts, and practices of Mongolian Buddhism. As Carolingians did with Christianity and Abbasids for Islam, Mongols have determined the history of Buddhism. During the Yuan dynasty their tutelage afforded the Buddhist community unprecedented... More >
Deadline | September 29 | Sproul Hall
SERC's Environmental Justice Associate seeks to host a series of workshops surrounding issues of environmental justice, privilege, race, gender, disability, allyship etc. This survey serves to identify what the community is mainly looking to gain and learn in this series of workshops! Survey: http://tinyurl.com/sercejsurvey
Course | September 1 – 29, 2017 every Friday | 282 Dwinelle Hall
Prof. Dr. Ortrud Gutjahr (Universität Hamburg)
Aufklärungstheater: Lessings Dramen und Hamburgische Dramaturgie
Gotthold Ephraim Lessings Schauspiel Nathan der Weise (1779) gilt als das deutschsprachige Drama der Aufklärung schlechthin. Und dies nicht nur, weil es bis heute das am häufigsten auf der Bühne inszenierte Stück der Epoche ist, sondern auch, weil es mit seinen szenischen... More >
Colloquium | August 25 – December 1, 2017 every day | 112 Wurster Hall
FRIDAYS - AUG 25 through DEC 1. CHECK THE SCHEDULE FOR SPEAKERS. Bay Area Leaders discuss topics in sustainability.
Conference/Symposium | September 29 | 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. | 545 Li Ka Shing Center
Fellows from various global health fellowship programs at UC Berkeley will present findings from their summer fieldwork.
Special Event | September 29 | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Pauley Ballroom
Come to the Study Abroad Fair and learn about study, work, intern, teach, and volunteer abroad opportunities for UC Berkeley students.
Sponsored by Berkeley Study Abroad, the Study Abroad Fair is Cals signature event of the year for education abroad. For more information, visit http://studyabroadfair.berkeley.edu
Lecture | September 29 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | Barrows Hall, Social Science Matrix
Dr. Knut Olav Åmås, Executive Director, Fritt Ord Foundation; Azita Raji, Former US Ambassador to Sweden
The Peder Sather Symposium fosters interdisciplinary discussion among scholars and policy makers on global and national issues of mutual concern and promotes the understanding of political, economic and cultural issues. The symposium is co-sponsored by the College of Letters & Science, the Royal Norwegian Consulate General, and the Honorary Consulate General of Sweden.
Lecture | September 29 | 12-1 p.m. | 316 Wurster Hall
Dr. Laurie Johnson; Dr. Robert B. Olshansky
Great natural disasters are rare, but their aftermath can change the fortunes of a city or region forever. In their new book, After Great Disasters (Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, 2017), Johnson and Olshansky report on their 25 years of collaborative experience and firsthand research on the roles of government in successful disaster recovery in the United States, Japan, China, New Zealand,... More >
Tour/Open House | September 29 | 12-1 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall
FRI, SEPT 29, Time: TBD Come learn about the exciting new Berkeley Certificate in Design Innovation during this open house at the College of Environmental Design.
Information Session | September 29 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 554 Barrows Hall
The McNair Scholars Program prepares selected underrepresented or low-income UC Berkeley undergraduates for graduate study at the doctoral level. The goal of the McNair Scholars Program is to increase the number of underrepresented students in doctoral programs.
Seminar | September 29 | 1-2 p.m. | Cory Hall, 521 Cory (Hogan Room)
Ted Sargent, University of Toronto
Colloidal quantum dots, perovskite semiconductors, and their combinations, have proven the potential of liquid-processed semiconductor materials in the field of optoelectronics.
Seminar | September 29 | 1-2 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall
Max Hlavacek, UC Berkeley
A minor of a matroid is a "smaller" matroid that can be obtained from the original through a sequence of operations called deletions and contractions. The minors of a matroid can be thought of as its fundamental substructures, and often knowing the minors of a matroid gives valuable information about the original matroid. This talk will formally define what it means to be a matroid minor, drawing... More >
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 email@example.com... More >
Physico-Chemical Approaches to Understanding and Developing Cancer Immunotherapies: Nano Seminar Series
Seminar | September 29 | 2-3 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall | Note change in location
Prof. James R. Heath, Cal Tech, Chemistry
At the heart of most cancer immunotherapies are specific molecular interactions between the principle cancer cell killers, T cells, and the tumor-associated peptide antigens that are presented within the tumor environment.
I will discuss 2 separate projects relevant to understanding and harnessing these interactions. The first is a microchip/nanotech based single cell tool that is used for... More >
Special Event | September 25 – 29, 2017 every day | 2-5 p.m. | César E. Chávez Student Center, GenEq Community Space, Rm 202
LOVE POSTERS: a space to heal and affirm each other in commUNITY! Join us for a week of healing, love, community, and creativity through poster making.
Seminar | September 29 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall
Yinon Spinka, Tel-Aviv University
We present a new condition for the existence of long-range order in discrete spin systems, which emphasizes the role of entropy and high dimension. The condition applies to all symmetric nearest-neighbor discrete spin systems with an internal symmetry of `dominant phases'. Specific applications include a proof of Kotecky's conjecture (1985) on anti-ferromagnetic Potts models, a strengthening of... More >
Social Event | September 29 | 2:30-3:30 p.m. | International House, Front Steps
Join Berkeley International Office (BIO) advisers on this easy hike to enjoy the breathtaking view of the bay! Bring a camera to capture the moment and don't forget to wear comfortable closed-toe shoes. The hike takes 1-1.5 hours. Meet at I-House front entrance on the steps. Bring water.
Workshop | September 29 | 3-4 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall
The MENA Salon is a weekly coffee hour and guided discussion of current events in the Middle East and North Africa, open to all and free of charge.
Colloquium | September 29 | 3 p.m. | 125 Morrison Hall
3-4:30, Morrison 125 (unless otherwise noted)
Free and open to the public
Oliver Schneller (b. 1966 in Cologne) grew up in Africa, Europe and Asia and studied in Germany and the USA. After completing a MA in political science and musicology at the University of Bonn he worked for the Goethe Institute in Kathmandu, Nepal (1990-91) on a project to support and sustain local forms of... More >
Special Event | September 29 | 3:10-4:30 p.m. | 205 South Hall
Hugo Evans, VP of Data Science, A.T. Kearney
Hugo Evans is VP of Data Science at A.T. Kearney.
ITS Seminar: The Interesting and Risky Way in Which Transport System Risk Is Managed: A brief history and need for transformed thinking
Seminar | September 29 | 4-5 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building
Simon Washington, Professor and Head of School, Civil Engineering, University of Queensland
This talk discusses the history of transport network safety management methodology from theoretical and empirical perspectives. It highlights some of the critical assumptions made along the way, describes how and why these assumptions might be hindering further development and real improvement in our ability to prevent crashes, and recommends directions for future methodological development.
Seminar | September 29 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall
The interconversion of electrical and chemical energy requires the coupling of electron transfer with substrate bond rearrangement. This can be achieved via inner-sphere electron transfer at the surface exposed active sites of metallic heterogeneous electrocatalysts or via outer-sphere redox mediation facilitated by a homogeneous molecular electrocatalysts. Molecular electrocatalysts yield... More >
Film - Feature | September 29 | 4 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Billed as The Unseen Film by Vittorio De Sica, Il Boom finally receives its long overdue US theatrical release. Written by the directors longtime collaborator Cesare Zavattini, Il Boom is a hilarious sendup that critiques Italys economic miracle of the early 1960s. While the Roman elite enjoy the material rewards of success, De Sicas biting satire follows the challenges faced by... More >
Seminar | September 29 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall
Eric Chen, UCB
We begin with a brief review on infinitesimal lifting, which leads us into the general setup of deformations over a local Artin ring. I will state and use the main tool in this setting, Schlessinger's criterion, to outline the proof of a lifting result due to Grothendieck. If time permits, I will also discuss cohomological obstructions and polarization.
Seminar | September 29 | 4:10-6 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall
Brain Krummel, UC Berkeley
Social Event | September 29 | 5-8 p.m. | 1015 Evans Hall
Somehow a month has flown by, but not to worry, we can still call it the beginning of the year! A get-together is in order, and so there will be a celebration for all grad students in the math department.
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 >
Social Event | September 29 | 5-7 p.m. | Moffitt Undergraduate Library, Makerspace on 1st Floor
Looking to decompress? Reality got you down?
Come to VR Happy Hour to explore Aperture Labs, wreck Ikea, end the zombie apocalypse, and much, much more. Our team of VR specialists will ensure you have a fun time with our HTC VIVE.
Snacks and drinks will be provided, though we ask you to bring the sparkling conversation.
Limited number of spaces to play on VR so arrive early.
Cal ID is required for entry into Moffitt Library
Conference/Symposium | September 29 | 5-7 p.m. | 155 Dwinelle Hall
The South Korean State Affairs Planning Committee Chairman Jin-pyo Kim will discuss the state's five-year plan for national affairs, including the issue of military tensions between South and North Korea.
Information Session | September 29 | 6-8 p.m. | Bechtel Engineering Center, Sibley Auditorium
Come hear from Google Software Engineers (Cal alum!) as they share their path to Google, talk about their projects and answer your questions. Find out the technical challenges they face, how to prepare for interviews and anything else you want to know about life as a Googler.
RSVP URL: https://goo.gl/pcVihu
Film - Feature | September 29 | 7 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
In the small Texas oil town of Tarl, disquiet bubbles up like black gold from a dark underground reserve, while out in the rough countryside, Bubber Reeves (Robert Redford), an escaped convict, is making his way through the brush toward home. The rumors of his return set in motion all manner of vicious gossip in a town already heaped in hanky-panky. After all, its a hot summer night and the... More >
Sport - Intercollegiate - Volleyball | September 29 | 7 p.m. | Haas Pavilion
Cal Volleyball hosts Arizona State in conference action at Haas Pavilion.
Performing Arts - Music | September 29 – 30, 2017 every day | 8 p.m. | Hertz Concert Hall
Friday, September 29 at 8pm
Saturday, September 30 at 8pm
University Symphony Orchestra
David Milnes, music director
BRITTEN Sinfonia da requiem, op. 20
SCHUBERT Symphony No. 8, Unfinished
SIBELIUS Symphony No. 5
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... More >
$20 General Admission, $15 non-UCB students, seniors, current/retired UCB faculty and staff, groups 10+, $5 UCB students
Exhibits and Ongoing Events
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 Anthropologys 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
Exhibit - Multimedia | March 1 – October 1, 2017 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
BAMPFAs 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 >
Exhibit - Painting | June 21 – October 1, 2017 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
The work of Bay Area artist Charles Houghton Howard (18991978) 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 >
Exhibit - Artifacts | May 24 – October 8, 2017 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 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 Buddhas life story will be... More >
Exhibit - Painting | September 13 – December 10, 2017 every day | Mills College Art Museum
5000 MacArthur Boulevard, Oakland, CA 94613
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.
Exhibit - Painting | September 18 – December 15, 2017 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | Stephens Hall, 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.
Exhibit - Multimedia | September 11, 2017 – January 8, 2018 every day | Moffitt Undergraduate 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 1987 book Ecocity Berkeley: Building Cities for a Healthy Future, inserting ecocity into the urban planning lexicon. Using Berkeley as a test bed, Richard Register promoted a new vision for urban development that now has worldwide resonance.
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 >
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 >
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)
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 >
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 >