<< Wednesday, October 11, 2017 >>

Wednesday, October 11, 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.

Web tools for demographic mapping

Workshop | October 11 | 10-11:30 a.m. | 356 Barrows Hall

 Susan Powell, Library


This workshop will introduce two different web platforms for exploring and mapping U.S. demographic data: SimplyAnalytics and PolicyMap. While there is some overlap between the different applications, each has its own strengths and unique features.

Technion–Israel Institute of Technology

Information Session | October 11 | 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | 360 Stephens Hall

 Berkeley Study Abroad

The Technion Neubauer American Study Abroad Semester includes an internship plus academic course work and extracurricular activities in one of three tracks: Engineering and Science; Entrepreneurship and Innovation; and Industrial Design. Students can take courses from more than one track and can choose from additional courses in history, archaeology, and basic Hebrew for a truly customized...   More >

Wellness Wednesdays in the Garden: Flower Power Yoga| Grow and Go with Chai!

Workshop | September 6 – October 25, 2017 every Wednesday with exceptions | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Grow - stretch to feel longer, stronger & more balanced.
Go - get back to your day w/renewed vitality

Yoga is an effective strategy to release tension, relax the nervous system, improve focus, & increase balance.Each class offers a healthy dosage of crisp fresh air, all natural organic floral aromas, vitamin D sunlight, blooming visions, stable grounding platform, direct &loving...   More >

Free with Garden Admission

Who is Your Neighbor? Caste, Dignity, and Dalit Lives in Central Kerala

Colloquium | October 11 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 2538 Channing (Inst. for the Study of Societal Issues), Wildavsky Conference Room

 Sharika Thiranagama, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Stanford University

 Center for Ethnographic Research, Institute for South Asia Studies

Based on fieldwork with Dalit (formerly known as Untouchable castes) and non-Dalit agricultural laborers, and their landlords in communist party strongholds in Kerala, I explore the transformations of rural localities from workplaces to neighborhoods. In the rural neighbourhood, “public/private” residential life emerges from work relations where caste continues to permeate interactions.

A Deeper Look at Deep Decarbonization Pathways for the U.S. Economy with Karl Hausker: CITRIS Fall 2017 Research Exchange Series

Seminar | October 11 | 12-1 p.m. | 310 Sutardja Dai Hall

 Karl Hausker, Senior Fellow, World Resource Institute

 CITRIS and the Banatao Institute

Dr. Karl Hausker is a Senior Fellow in World Resource Institute's Global Climate Program. He leads analysis and modeling of domestic climate mitigation scenarios, and he contributes to work on the New Climate Economy, the social cost of carbon, and energy access.

Plant and Microbial Biology Plant Seminar: “Seeing The Light: Color Vision and Photoacclimation in Cyanobacteria”

Seminar | October 11 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall

 Beronda Montgomery, Michigan State University

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

The Montgomery Lab pursues a common research theme of understanding how individuals perceive, respond to, and are impacted by the environments in which they exist. Primary research efforts of the group are focused on the responses of photosynthetic organisms to external light cues. Additionally, Montgomery pursues this theme in the context of effective mentoring in research environments.

No Bioengineering Seminar today

Seminar | October 11 | 12-1 p.m. | None UC Berkeley Campus

 No Name, No Organization

 Bioengineering (BioE)

No seminar today due to the Biomedical Engineering Society (BMES) Annual Meeting in Phoenix, AZ

Returning The Gift: A Case for Andean Reciprocity as a Foundation of Archaeological Research Design

Lecture | October 11 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Kat Huggins, Anthropology, UC Berkeley

 Archaeological Research Facility

This presentation outlines first the benefits of Mauss’ proposition of total social phenomenon, but goes on to critique and reject the widespread use of Mauss’ model in the Andean region

Berkeley Writers at Work

Reading - Nonfiction | October 11 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Doe Library, 101, Morrison Library

 Catherine Ceniza Choy, Ethnic Studies Department, UC Berkeley

 College Writing Programs

Catherine Ceniza Choy, Professor of Ethnic Studies, will be the featured writer in the Fall 2017 Berkeley Writers at Work Series. The event will take place on Wednesday, October 11, from noon to 1:30 pm in the Morrison Library, 101 Main Library, on the UC Berkeley campus.

Professor Catherine Ceniza Choy

On Installing Dance/Curating Environments: Arts + Design Wednesdays at BAMPFA

Lecture | October 11 | 12-1:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Brenda Way, Artistic Director, ODC/Dance

 Arts + Design

Brenda Way, ODC Founder and Artistic Director, will discuss her long term role as a leading Bay Area dance curator, focusing on "Boulders and Bones" piece as a choreographic response to the work of site-specific artist Andy Goldsworthy, presented at Cal Performances the same evening.

Brenda Way is the Founder and Artistic Director of ODC/Dance and Creator of the ODC Theater and ODC...   More >

AHMA Noon Colloquium - From Alexander the Great to Imperial Kuṣāns: Iconography and Language of their Monetary Issues in Relation to Diverse Ethnic and Religious Populations in Central Asia and India

Lecture | October 11 | 12 p.m. | 7205 Dwinelle Hall

 Osmund Bopearachchi, Paris IV-Sorbonne University

 Ancient History and Mediterranean Archaeology, Graduate Group in

The AHMA Noon Colloquium is a series of informal papers presented at noon in 7205 Dwinelle Hall.

Fray: Art and Textile Politics: Townsend Book Chat with Julia Bryan-Wilson

Lecture | October 11 | 12-1 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall

 Townsend Center for the Humanities

Examining the role of handmaking amid the rise of global manufacturing, Fray explores how textiles inhabit the broad space between high and low, untrained and highly skilled, conformist and disobedient, craft and art.

Noon Concert: Piano Duos

Performing Arts - Music | October 11 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

Wednesday, October 11
Karen Rosenak, piano
Jeffrey Sykes, piano
Piano Duos
SCHUBERT Rondo in A major, D. 951
CZERNY Grande Sonate Brillante in C minor, op. 10


Featuring the Music Department’s varied and diverse performance activities, the Department of Music presents a series of free weekly concerts each semester in Hertz Hall. Inaugurated in 1953, these...   More >

Installing Dance/Curating Environments with Brenda Way

Lecture | October 11 | 12-1:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Way, founder and artistic director of ODC/Dance, discusses her long-term role as a leading Bay Area dance curator.

MVZ LUNCH SEMINAR: Phillip Skipwith "Molecules and Morphology: A new phylogenomic estimate for Australasian geckos reveals complex macroevolutionary dynamics"

Seminar | October 11 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 Grinnell-Miller Library

 Phillip Skipwith

 Museum of Vertebrate Zoology

MVZ Lunch is a graduate level seminar series (IB264) based on current and recent vertebrate research. Professors, graduate students, staff, and visiting researchers present on current and past research projects. The seminar meets every Wednesday from 12- 1pm in the Grinnell-Miller Library. Enter through the MVZ's Main Office, 3101 Valley Life Sciences Building, and please let the receptionist...   More >

City as Nexus: Global Urban Humanities Fall 2017 Colloquium

Colloquium | August 30 – November 15, 2017 every Wednesday with exceptions | 12-1:30 p.m. | Wurster Hall, 494, South Tower

Various Guest Lecturers, Global Urban Humanities Initiative

 Global Urban Humanities

Fall 2017 (1 Unit)
Rhetoric 198-3 (Class Nbr: 21377) and CYPLAN 198-2 (Class Nbr: 12006)
Rhetoric 244A (Class Nbr: 46989) and CYPLAN 298-2 (Class Nbr: 47047)
Instructor: Kevin Block
Instructor of record: Susan Moffat
Wednesdays, 12-1:30PM
Location: Cal Design Lab, Room 494 SE Wurster Hall

The city is a social nexus. It binds people, things, forces, ideas together as a crossroads, grid,...   More >

How social and personality psychologists can be assets to assessment and selection teams at Google

Panel Discussion | October 11 | 12:10-1:15 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

 Dana Landis, Head of Leadership Assessment and Effectiveness, Google; Maria Arboleda, Scaled Assessments Manager - Hiring Innovation, Google

 Curtis Malik Boykin, Doctoral Candidate, Institute of Personality and Social Research

 Institute of Personality and Social Research

Drs. Maria Arboleda (Scaled Assessments Manager - Hiring Innovation) and Dana Landis (Head of Leadership Assessment and Effectiveness) will address a series of applied methods, training, and career focused questions crowd-sourced from Social-Personality Area graduate students.

Launch Pad: Undergraduate Student Talks about the Research Process in Sciences and Engineering

Presentation | October 11 | 12:10-1 p.m. | Moffitt Undergraduate Library, 4th Floor


Students discuss the initial process of starting a research project, introducing methodological approaches and resources while inviting other students to share their insight as well. This months featured students are from the Formula SAE Team.

 Must have a UCB ID for entrance.

At Home in your Mind: Addressing Negative Self-Talk through Mindfulness (BEUHS054)

Workshop | October 11 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club

 Marissa Baumann, MA

 Be Well at Work - Employee Assistance

Anne Lamott once said, "My mind is like a bad neighborhood, I try to never go there alone." But what if your mind could be a safe place? A nurturing place? A home? In this workshop we'll explore ways of engaging with our negative thoughts and how mindfulness can support us to change the experience of our own mind.

The Effect of Increased Income on Children's Academic Achievement: Evidence from the Marcellus Shale: Elizabeth Ananat, Duke University

Colloquium | October 11 | 12:10-1:10 p.m. | 2232 Piedmont, Seminar Room

 Elizabeth Ananat, Professor, UC Berkeley, Goldman School of Public Policy

 Population Science, Department of Demography

A lunch time talk and discussion session, featuring visiting and local scholars presenting their research on a wide range of topics of interest to demography.

Curiosity-driven Exploration by Self-supervised Prediction

Seminar | October 11 | 12:30 p.m. | 560 Evans Hall

 Deepak Pathak, UC Berkeley/BAIR

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

In many real-world scenarios, rewards extrinsic to the agent are extremely sparse, or absent altogether. In such cases, curiosity can serve as an intrinsic reward signal to enable the agent to explore its environment and learn skills that might be useful later in its life. We formulate curiosity as the error in an agent’s ability to predict the consequence of its own actions in a visual feature...   More >


Lecture | October 11 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. |  Freight and Salvage Coffeehouse

 2020 Addison, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)

Litquake with OLLI faculty writers: Tamim Ansary, Jannie Dresser, Elizabeth Fishel, Louise Nayer and Darren Zook.

EH&S 403 Training Session

Course | October 11 | 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.

Topology Seminar (Introductory Talk): A quick introduction to cohomology jump loci

Seminar | October 11 | 2-3 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Alex Suciu, Northeastern University

 Department of Mathematics

The cohomology jumping loci of a space come in two basic flavors: the characteristic varieties, which are the jump loci for homology with coefficients in rank 1 local systems, and the resonance varieties, which are the jump loci for the homology of cochain complexes arising from multiplication by degree 1 classes in the cohomology ring. The geometry of these varieties, and the interplay between...   More >

Coffee Break

Social Event | October 4 – December 20, 2017 every Wednesday with exceptions | 3-4 p.m. |  Julie's Cafe

 2562 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Coffee break is a welcoming weekly hour-long event at the wonderful Julie's Cafe, inviting international students to meet old friends and make new ones. It's a big campus, but at coffee break, everyone knows your name.

Statistical estimation under group actions: The Sample Complexity of Multi-Reference Alignment

Seminar | October 11 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Afonso S. Bandeira, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences

 Department of Statistics

Many problems in signal/image processing, and computer vision amount to estimating a signal, image, or tri-dimensional structure/scene from corrupted measurements. A particularly challenging form of measurement corruption are latent transformations of the underlying signal to be recovered. Many such transformations can be described as a group acting on the object to be recovered. Examples include...   More >

Molecular mechanism of cytokinesis

Seminar | October 11 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building

 Tom Pollard, Yale University

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Applied Math Seminar: Asynchronous Spacetime Discontinuous Galerkin Methods: Barrier-Free Parallel–Adaptive Solutions and Other Recent Progress

Seminar | October 11 | 4-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Robert Haber, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

 Department of Mathematics

This presentation begins with a review of the asynchronous Spacetime Discontinuous Galerkin (aSDG) method. In its original context, the aSDG method exploits the characteristic structure of hyperbolic PDEs and special asynchronous spacetime meshes to generate solution schemes with linear computational complexity in the number of spacetime finite elements. In lieu of conventional time marching, the...   More >

Representation Theory and Mathematical Physics Seminar: Mapping class groups and difference operators.

Seminar | October 11 | 4-5 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Shamil Shakirov, Harvard University

 Department of Mathematics

We review the representation of $SL(2,Z)$ - the mapping class group of the torus - by automorphisms of a simple algebra of difference operators. The algebra, known as spherical double affine Hecke algebra (DAHA) plays an important role in many developments in modern representation theory and mathematical physics. We will define a new algebra which is a direct analogue of spherical DAHA for a...   More >

Organic Catalysts and Photocatalysts: Computational Design and Prototyping of Organic Catalysts for CO 2 Reduction and Photopolymerization

Colloquium | October 11 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall

 Charles Musgrave, Professor, University of Colorado, Boulder

 Department of Chemical Engineering

Inorganic catalysts have been workhorses in many important industrial processes while many biological systems, such as photosynthesis, rely on organic catalysts. In this talk I will discuss the use of computational chemistry to examine the fundamental chemical mechanisms of organic catalysts and photocatalysts for reducing CO 2 into fuels and visible light activated atom transfer radical...   More >

Intro to Data Visualization

Workshop | October 11 | 4-5 p.m. | 405 Moffitt Undergraduate Library

 Becky Miller, Anna Sackmann, Elliott Smith, UC Berkeley Library


A well-designed figure can have a huge impact on the communication of research results. This workshop will introduce key principles and resources for visualizing data.

 Cal ID is required to enter Moffitt

  RSVP online

EECS Colloquium: Deep Learning-to-Learn Robotic Control

Colloquium | October 11 | 4-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, 306 (HP Auditorium)

 Pieter Abbeel, EECS/U.C. Berkeley

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Reinforcement learning and imitation learning have seen success in many domains, including autonomous helicopter flight, Atari, simulated locomotion, Go, robotic manipulation. However, sample complexity of these methods remains very high. In contrast, humans can pick up new skills far more quickly. To do so, humans might rely on a better learning algorithm or on a better prior (potentially...   More >

You Can Succeed, Too: Media Theory and Kitsch in Toho's early 1960s popular song films

Colloquium | October 11 | 4 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Michael Raine, Western University

 Center for Japanese Studies (CJS)

Andrew Barshay has argued that after the ANPO protests in 1960, "the 'postwar' utopianism that had marked Japanese thinking about democracy was definitively transvalued, literally 'translated' from the political to the economic realm." This presentation explores the role of the early 1960s Toho musical comedy in translating utopia for an aspirational "white collar" urban culture in Japan. By the...   More >

Split-Sample Strategies for Avoiding False Discoveries

Seminar | October 11 | 4-5 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Michael Anderson, University of California, Berkeley

 Department of Statistics

Preanalysis plans (PAPs) have become an important tool for limiting false discoveries in field experiments. We evaluate the properties of an alternate approach which splits the data into two samples: An exploratory sample and a confirmation sample. When hypotheses are homogeneous, we describe an improved split-sample approach that achieves 90% of the rejections of the optimal PAP without...   More >

Topology Seminar (Main Talk): Algebraic models, cohomology jump loci, and finiteness properties

Seminar | October 11 | 4-5 p.m. | 3 Evans Hall

 Alex Suciu, Northeastern University

 Department of Mathematics

A recurring theme in topology is to determine the geometric and homological finiteness properties of spaces and groups. A fruitful approach is to compare these finiteness properties to those of differential graded algebras that model topological objects of this sort. I will discuss several concrete questions that arise in this context, and explain how the cohomology jump loci help answer some of...   More >

Molecular Mechanisms of Menkes Disease in Humans and Invertebrate Models

Seminar | October 11 | 4-5 p.m. | 114 Morgan Hall

 Victor Faundez, Emory University

 Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology

Strangers in Their Own Land: Challenges Climbing the “Empathy Wall”: Bernard Moses Memorial Lecture featuring Arlie Hochschild

Lecture | October 11 | 4:10 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium

 Arlie Hochschild, Professor of the Graduate School, Department of Sociology, University of California, Berkeley

 Graduate Division

Arlie Hochschild will present the Moses lecture on Wednesday, October 11, 2017. The lecture, entitled Strangers in Their Own Land: Challenges Climbing the “Empathy Wall”, will be held in the Chevron Auditorium of International House and is free and open to the public. No tickets are required.

Arlie Hochschild

Molecular Mechanisms of Menkes Disease in Humans and Invertebrate Models

Seminar | October 11 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 101 Morgan Hall

 Victor Faundez, Emory University

 Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology

Knowing, Judging, Calculating: Consumer Credit Surveillance and the Infrastructure of Prediction

Lecture | October 11 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 202 South Hall

 Josh Lauer

 Information, School of

The untold history of our modern credit scoring system and how it emerged from a 19th-century surveillance infrastructure with huge archives of personal information.

TE-29 California Traffic Engineering License Exam Review

Course | September 6 – October 11, 2017 every Wednesday | 5-7 p.m. |  Online

 Rafat Raie, PE, City Traffic Engineer, City of Walnut Creek; Joy Bhattacharya, PE, PTOE, Principal, Stantec; Crystal Killiam, PE, City of Los Angeles; Obaid Khan, PE, City Traffic Engineer, City of Dublin

 Institute of Transportation Studies

This twelve-session live-online training course is intended to help transportation engineers prepare for the California Traffic Engineer exam to become a professional Traffic Engineer in California. The course includes a set of sample problems for each session with fully developed solutions to give examinees more opportunity to hone in their test-taking skills. The twelve sessions are designed to...   More >

Product Development Program Info Session

Information Session | October 11 | 5-6 p.m. | 402 Latimer Hall

 Department of Chemical Engineering

We have begun accepting applications for Fall 2018. Come and meet the PDP's Executive Director Dr. Keith Alexander and current PDP students to learn more about our 1-year non-thesis professional Master's program in Chemical Engineering.

Pizza will be provided.

Please RSVP no later than Monday, 10/9: https://goo.gl/forms/gHObVvFwHLz6eYa72.

Graduates of the PDP almost exclusively choose to...   More >

Apple Tech Talk: Cameras and Imaging

Information Session | October 11 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Join us for a Tech Talk with the Camera Hardware
Engineering team. The team is responsible for all research,
design, development, test, and qualification of camera hardware for Apple products.

We make amazing products - and we’re constantly trying
to make them even better. Case in point: When people
use our products to capture images, we want to make
sure that the experience is easy, fun,...   More >

Which Way Home

Film - Feature | October 11 | 6-8 p.m. | 105 North Gate Hall

 Center for Latin American Studies

Academy Award nominee Which Way Home shows the personal side of migration across this border, through the eyes of children. Director Rebecca Cammisa follows several unaccompanied child migrants as they journey through Mexico en route to the U.S. on a freight train they call “The Beast.”

(Photo courtesy of Bullfrog Films.)

Toastmasters on Campus Club: Learn public speaking

Meeting | July 2, 2014 – June 27, 2018 every Wednesday with exceptions | 6:15-7:30 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

 Toastmasters on Campus

Toastmasters has been the world leader in teaching public speaking since 1924. Meetings are an enjoyable, safe, self-paced course designed to get you up and running as a speaker in only a few months.

ARCH Lecture: Kersten Geers

Lecture | October 11 | 6:30-8 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

WED, OCT 11, 6:30pm. Kersten Geers

Disney Club Meeting: First General Meeting

Meeting | October 11 | 6:30-7:30 p.m. | 255 Dwinelle Hall

 Leadership, Engagement, Advising, and Development (LEAD) Center

We are thrilled to bring back the Disney Club at Berkeley this year!! Throughout the semester we plan to have movies, game nights, guest speakers, fun trips, and more. Please come to this meeting to learn about how you can be involved in the club. If you can not attend the meeting, but are interested in being in the club, send us a facebook message!

We have already been in contact with...   More >

Holloway Poetry Series: Renee Gladman with Nicole Trigg

Reading - Literary | October 11 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, Maude Fife Room, 315 Wheeler Hall

 Renee Gladman

 Nicole Trigg

 The Holloway Reading Series

Please join us on Wednesday, October 11 for a reading by Renee Gladman and Nicole Trigg, presented by the Holloway Series in Poetry. The reading will be held at 6:30 pm in the Maude Fife Room (315 Wheeler Hall) and is free and open to the public. For more information about this and upcoming readings, please visit our website at https://hollowayreadingseries.wordpress.com/.

About the...   More >

Romance and Rage

Film - Short | October 11 | 7-8:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

UC Berkeley professor and Canyon filmmaker Jeffrey Skoller spotlights women filmmakers Stephanie Beroes, Lynn Marie Kirby, Sandra Davis, Chick Strand, and Cauleen Smith in a program of films dating from 1978 to 1992.

Zaytuna College Lecture Series with Professor Laura Nader: What the Rest Think of the West

Lecture | October 11 | 7-9 p.m. | Zaytuna College, Sanctuary

 2401 Le Conte Ave., Berkeley, CA 94709

 Professor Laura Nader, Professor, UC Berkeley

 Graduate Theological Union

Zaytuna College invites you to their upcoming Lecture Series, occurring on Wednesday evenings from 7:00pm - 9:00pm at 2401 Le Conte Ave. Berkeley, CA 94709 throughout the Fall semester with renowned speakers such as UC Berkeley Anthropology Professor Laura Nader, Political Science Professor Steven Fish, CAIR Director Zahra Billoo, Stanford Comparative Literature and Classical Arabic Professor...   More >

ODC/Dance: Boulders and Bones

Performing Arts - Dance | October 11 | 8 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 ODC/Dance, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

Come give San Francisco's own ODC/Dance a warm Berkeley send-off as the acclaimed modern dance group departs for its headlining appearance in the Brooklyn Academy of Music's Next Wave Festival. boulders and bones, "a colossal triumph of the imagination" (The Huffington Post), traces the shifting light, changing landscape, and raw natural materials of an Andy Goldsworthy installation and...   More >

$30 - 68

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

ODC/Dance performs boulders and bones Wednesday, October 11, 2017 in Zellerbach Hall.

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

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


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


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.

Let the Tool Do the Work: The 2017 UC Berkeley Department of Art Practice Faculty Exhibition

Exhibit - Multimedia | September 28 – October 12, 2017 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday | 12-5 p.m. | Kroeber Hall, Worth Ryder Art Gallery / K116

 Art Practice, Department of

The Annual UC Berkeley Department of Art Practice Exhibition is a recent works show featuring our faculty and staff.

This year the exhibition explores how artwork functions as a tool. In addition to their work, the artists will present the tools they use in their creative process in a “workshop” for our visitors.

Think outside the toolbox!