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Friday, October 6, 2017

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.

2017-18 California H-SS Framework Implementation Study Group for Teachers

Workshop | October 6 | 8 a.m.-3 p.m. |  Santa Clara County Office of Education

 1290 Ridder Park Drive, San Jose, CA 95131

 UC Berkeley History-Social Science Project

The UCB History-Social Science Project in partnership with the SCCOE is offering professional development to support teachers in the implementation of the new California History-Social Science Frameworks. This year-long study group will work in a collaborative setting with support from staff from the UC Berkeley, California History-Social Science Project (a chapter of the CHSSP that was the...   More >

Learning Analytics Conference

Conference/Symposium | October 6 | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, #310/Auditorium

 Tim McKay, University of Michigan

 Division of Undergraduate Education

About the Learning Analytics Conference 2017
The Learning Analytics Conference 2017 is a one-day event to introduce learning analytics to the UC Berkeley academic community. The day will showcase research and examples that explore the potential for analysis and use of data generated within the learning environment, (e.g. bCourses, Berkeley’s LMS) to complement, enhance, or re-shape student...   More >

Certificate Program in Clinical Research Conduct and Management Online Information Session

Information Session | October 6 | 12-1 p.m. |  Online

  , Berkeley, CA

 UC Berkeley Extension

Learn how this professional certificate can help you launch or advance your career in clinical research by enhancing your knowledge of clinical trials. For more information about the program, visit extension.berkeley.edu/cert/clinical.html.

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Cinephiles, Fandoms, and Global Media Cultures: Indian Cinema from a Transcultural Perspective

Conference/Symposium | October 6 | 12-5 p.m. | 308 A Doe Library

 ​Usha Iyer, Assistant Professor of Film and Media Studies, Stanford University; Jayson Beaster-Jones, Associate Professor of Music in the Global Arts Studies Program, University of California, Merced; Ajay Gehlawat, Associate Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies, Theatre, and Film, Sonoma State University; Ivy Mills, Lecturer in the History of Art Department, University of California, Berkeley; Rachael Hyland, Ph.D. Student in South Asian Studies, University of California, Berkeley; Lalitha Gopalan, Associate Professor of Radio, Television, and Film at the University of Texas at Austin

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies, Department of History of Art, Townsend Center for the Humanities, Department of South & Southeast Asian Studies, Asian Art and Visual Cultures Working Group

This roundtable addresses the transcultural nature of Indian cinema, both past and present. Following the liberalization of India’s economy in the early 1990s, histories of Indian cinema have either focused on the reception of Indian films vis-a-vis cosmopolitan constructions of South Asian diasporic subjectivities or have examined the ways in which an image of the nation has been constructed in...   More >

Talking About Combinatorial Objects Student Seminar: Menagerie of Matroids

Seminar | October 6 | 12-1 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Theo McKenzie, Mario Sanchez, Chris Eur, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

**Note unusual time**

This talk is intended to expose the audience to a variety of important concepts or constructions in matroid theory that may reappear in later talks.

Theo will discuss the greedy characterization of matroids. Kruskal's greedy algorithm finds the minimum or maximum weight of a spanning tree of a weighted graph. If I is a collection of subsets of E, we will show how this...   More >

First Steps into Functional Fitness (BEUHS618)

Workshop | October 6 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 251 Hearst Gymnasium

 Cori Evans, MA, NSCA-CPT Wellness Program Specialist, Be well at Work - Wellness

 Be Well at Work - Wellness

The journey to health begins with the first step. This introduction to the Get Fit in 7 Minutes workshop, will provide participants with the tools to design a sustainable and fun exercise plan, while learning how to safely execute the top 10 exercises for a complete strength and flexibility training routine. Participants will receive a band and guide for different types of workout routines....   More >

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Solid State Technology and Devices Seminar: Plastic electrochemical devices: from wearable sweat sensors to artificial synapses

Seminar | October 6 | 1-2 p.m. | Cory Hall, 521 Cory (Hogan Room)

 Professor Alberto Salleo, Professor, Stanford University

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Organic semiconductors have been traditionally developed for making low-cost and flexible transistors, solar cells and light-emitting diodes. In the last few years, emerging applications in health case and bioelectronics have been proposed. A particularly interesting class of materials in this application area takes advantage of mixed ionic and electronic conduction in certain semiconducting...   More >

100 Years Later: The Russian Revolution and its Consequences

Workshop | October 6 | 1:15-4 p.m. | 270 Stephens Hall

 Department of History, Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Townsend Center for the Humanities, Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES)

100 Years Later: The Russian Revolution and its Consequences

October 6-7, 2017

Sponsored by the Institute for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies, the UC Berkeley History Department, the Institute of East Asian Studies, and the Townsend Center for the Humanities

“The Soviet socialist revolution was the great utopian adventure of the modern age,” wrote the late Berkeley professor...   More >

Docent-led tour

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

Rational Design of Advanced Materials for Lithium-Ion Batteries and Beyond: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | October 6 | 2-3 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall | Note change in location

 Prof. Kisuk Kang, Seoul National University, MSE

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

High-performance and cost-effective rechargeable batteries are key to the success of electric vehicles and large-scale energy storage systems. Extensive research has thus focused on the development of new high-energy electrodes that can store more lithium at faster rates with stable cycle performance. However, the current status of lithium batteries still remains far below the demands required...   More >

How to Network in the Environment and Sustainability Field

Career Fair | October 6 | 2-3:30 p.m. |  Career Center (2440 Bancroft Way)

 Student Environmental Resource Center

Part 1 of SERC's Career Series! Learn how to network in the sustainability field.

MENA Salon: Free Speech and Exclusion on American Campuses

Workshop | October 6 | 3-4 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Last week, off-campus groups hosted a much discussed “Free Speech Week” at UC Berkeley. Are American college campuses open or exclusionary spaces? Should any ideas or individuals be stigmatized in a university setting? In this week’s MENA Salon we will reflect upon the ways in which globalization, Islamophobia, and the War on Terror shape the norms that undergird campus life.

Composition Colloquium: Anthony Cheung

Colloquium | October 6 | 3 p.m. | 125 Morrison Hall

 Department of Music

3-4:30, Morrison 125 (unless otherwise noted)

Free and open to the public

Anthony Cheung (b. 1982, San Francisco) is a composer and pianist. His output ranges from solo to orchestral works, occasionally with electronics. His music has been commissioned by leading groups such as the Ensemble Modern, Ensemble Intercontemporain, New York Philharmonic, Cleveland Orchestra, Frankfurt Radio...   More >

Can We Afford to Go Gold (Open Access)? Can We Afford Not To?

Seminar | October 6 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 107 South Hall

 Jeffrey MacKie-Mason, University Librarian

 Information, School of

There is wide-spread (though not universal) agreement that scholarly publications should be available open access, so that research results â often funded by tax dollars â can be read and built upon by all scholars, scientists and practitioners, anywhere, rather than be locked behind a paywall (what we used to call âsubscriptionsâ). However, despite over 25 years of manifestos and conferences...   More >

Bay Area Transportation 2050: Systems change in action

Lecture | October 6 | 4 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Ratna Amin, San Francisco Bay Area Planning and Urban Research Association (SPUR)

 Institute of Transportation Studies

Regional transportation planning is an art and not a science. SPUR, the Bay Area’s leading urban planning organization, has embarked on a Regional Strategy to answer the big planning questions facing the Bay Area through 2050. While transportation models and heuristics are commonly used to estimate future mobility needs, urban systems in the United States are actually shaped by a complex...   More >

Listen to Me, Marlon

Film - Documentary | October 6 | 4-5:45 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

A treasure trove of audiotapes, home movies, film clips, and more yields a mesmerizing portrait of one of America’s great performers. “A peculiarly philosophical, melancholic and beautiful piece of work” (IndieWire).

Molecular Clusters: Building Blocks for Nanoelectronics and Material Design

Seminar | October 6 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Xavier Roy, Department of Chemistry, Columbia University

 College of Chemistry

The programmed assembly of nanoscale building blocks offers exciting new avenues to creating electronic devices and materials in which structure and functions can be chemically designed and tuned. In this context, the synthesis of inorganic molecular clusters with atomically-defined structures, compositions and surface chemistry provides a rich family of functional building elements. This...   More >

Student / postdoc PDE seminar: Relative Isoperimetric Inequalities 2

Seminar | October 6 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Brian Krummel, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Logic Colloquium: Finite versus infinite: an insufficient shift

Colloquium | October 6 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Yann Pequignot, UCLA

 Department of Mathematics

Analytic sets enjoy a classical representation theorem based on well-founded relations. I will explain a similar representation theorem for Sigma^1_2 sets due to Marcone which is based on an intriguing topological graph: the Shift Graph. The chromatic number of this graph is 2, but its Borel chromatic number is infinite. We use this representation theorem to show that the Shift Graph is not...   More >

The Russian Revolution Under European Eyes

Lecture | October 6 | 4:30-6 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 John Connelly, Professor of History, UC Berkeley

 Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES)

Keynote address for the Graduate Student Workshop "100 Years Later: The Russian Revolution and its Consequences"

Brown Gallery Exhibit Opening: Love across the Global South: Popular Cinema Cultures of India and Senegal

Lecture | October 6 | 5-7 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Library (101 Doe Library)

 Library, Center for African Studies

5-5:30: Brown Gallery viewing of the exhibit
5:30-5:45: Sugata Ray, Exhibition Co-curator: "Fields of Desire: Afro-Asian Networks and the Making of an Indian Ocean Art History"
5:45-6: Ivy Mills, Exhibition Co-curator: "Indo-Senegalese Cultural Formations: Curating Love across the Global South"
6-6:15: Liladhar Pendse, Exhibition Co-Curator (read by Adnan Malik in Liladhar's...   More >

David Lau, Cassandra Dallett, and Ash Tré Phillips

Reading - Literary | October 6 | 6-7:15 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Poets Lau, Dallett, and Phillips read their work.

The Third Man

Film - Feature | October 6 | 7-8:45 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Joseph Cotten pursues Orson Welles through postwar Vienna in Graham Greene and Carol Reed’s cynical masterpiece. “Seeing it on the big screen is like watching it for the first time” (New York Times).

Communal Presence: Rob Halpern, Camille Roy, Trisha Low, and Brandon Brown

Reading - Literary | October 6 | 7:30-9 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Explore what New Narrative sounds like today with this reading featuring the challenging and convivial work of four writers.

Flyaway Productions: The Right To Be Believed

Performing Arts - Other | October 6 | 8-9 p.m. |  Outdoors at 1100 Broad Way

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 Flyaway Productions, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

The aerial artists of Flyaway Productions take over nearly a city block in Downtown Oakland for a free site-specific performance of The Right to be Believed, an exploration of the credibility of women’s voices in the public realm. Artistic director Jo Kreiter has created a work that uses the gravity-defying art form of aerial dance to elevate female voices and call attention to the legal, social,...   More >

The War On Drugs

Performing Arts - Music | October 6 | 8 p.m. |  Hearst Greek Theatre

 Another Planet Entertainment

The War On Drugs return with the new song “Thinking of a Place,” their first new, original material since 2014’s Lost In The Dream and their debut for Atlantic Records, “Thinking of a Place” was produced by The War On Drugs’ Adam Granduciel and recorded and mixed by Shawn Everett. It was released as a limited edition, vinyl-only Record Store Day exclusive, and is available as of today via all DSPs.

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Flyaway Productions: The Right To Be Believed

Performing Arts - Other | October 6 | 9-10 p.m. |  Outdoors at 1100 Broad Way

 Map

 Flyaway Productions, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

The aerial artists of Flyaway Productions take over nearly a city block in Downtown Oakland for a free site-specific performance of The Right to be Believed, an exploration of the credibility of women’s voices in the public realm. Artistic director Jo Kreiter has created a work that uses the gravity-defying art form of aerial dance to elevate female voices and call attention to the legal, social,...   More >

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

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.

Ecocity Berkeley: Thirty Years On: An Exhibit in the Environmental Design Library

Exhibit - Artifacts | September 15 – December 16, 2017 every day with exceptions | Wurster Hall, 210 - Environmental Design Library Atrium

 Library

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.

On the Hour/ JJ PEET

Exhibit - Multimedia | October 6 – 29, 2017 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

PEET brings his distinctive observational style to a pair of videos commissioned for BAMPFA's monumental outdoor screen and Theater Two.

Gordon Parks: The Making of an Argument

Exhibit - Photography | October 6 – December 17, 2017 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

This investigation of the editorial process behind Parks's photo-essay "Harlem Gang Leader" reveals unspoken conflicts between photographer, editor, subject, and truth.

Miyoko Ito/ MATRIX 267

Exhibit - Painting | October 6, 2017 – January 28, 2018 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Discover the singular vision of a Berkeley-born artist whose paintings explore both exterior and interior landscapes.

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 >

To the Letter: Regarding the Written Word

Exhibit - Multimedia | October 6, 2017 – January 28, 2018 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

This exhibition crosses cultures and centuries to bring together works that activate the expressive and aesthetic potential of letters and words.

Matin Wong: Human Instamatic

Exhibit - Multimedia | October 6 – December 10, 2017 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

This retrospective surveys the career of "one of our great urban visionaries" (New York Times), from Northern California to New York and back.