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Thursday, October 26, 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.

Non-Traditional Lawyering Paths: Election Campaigns

Lecture | October 26 |  Boalt Hall, School of Law

 ElectionLaw@Boalt

Please join ElectionLaw@Boalt for a conversation with Addisu Demissie, Campaign Manager for Gavin Newsom for Governor of California. Demissie - a 2008 Yale Law School graduate - has served in a number of political roles, including National Voter Outreach and Mobilization Director for Hillary Clinton's 2016 Campaign, Campaign Manager for Senator Cory Booker's 2013 Campaign, and the first National...   More >

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 >

Graduate Publications Workshop with Gordon Hutner, Editor of ALH

Workshop | October 26 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 306 Wheeler Hall

 Gordon Hutner, American Literary History

 Department of English

Stebbins Studio Series: James Lim and Trevor Van de Velde

Performing Arts - Music | October 26 | 12:15-1 p.m. | Women's Faculty Club, Stebbins Lounge

 James Lim, Undergraduate - UC Berkeley; Trevor Van de Velde, UC Berkeley Undergraduate

 The Women's Faculty Club

Piano Recital featuring James Lim performing a Bach -Busoni Chaconne and Trevor Van de Velde playing a Steve Reich composition .

  RSVP by calling Front Desk Staff at 510-642-4175, or by emailing Front Desk Staff at womensfacutlyclub@gmail.com by October 25.

IB Seminar: When caterpillars attack: sounding the alarm in plant-herbivore interactions

Seminar | October 26 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Adam Steinbrenner, University of California, San Diego

 Department of Integrative Biology

Understanding the (Changing) Realm of Peer Review

Panel Discussion | October 26 | 1-2:30 p.m. | 309 Sproul Hall

 Rachael Samberg, Scholarly Communication Officer, Library

 Library, Graduate Division

Are you publishing an article or reviewing someone else's work? Panelists demystify the peer review process, what's expected of you and what you'll experience, and how the world of peer review is evolving with new models that foster transparency and impact.

  RSVP online

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.

Women's Rights in Myanmar

Lecture | October 26 | 1-2 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Ma Khin Lay, Founder and Director, Triangle Women's Support Group (Yangon)

 Penny Edwards, Associate Professor of South & Southeast Asian Studies, UC Berkeley

 Center for Southeast Asia Studies, Asian Region Policy Group, Goldman School of Public Policy

Ma Khin Lay leads a women’s organization in Myanmar that has worked for women's empowerment at the grassroots level across the country. Previously, Lay was the leader of Kamaryut Women’s Wing of the National League for Democracy (NLD), the party of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi. Ma Khin Lay is currently in the U.S. as a 2017 Eisenhower Fellow.

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 >

i4Y Child Marriage and Youth Empowerment Group: Speaker Series

Seminar | October 26 | 2:30-3:30 p.m. | 440 University Hall

 Erin Murphy-Graham, PhD, GSE & Alison Cohen, PhD, i4Y/SPH/GSE, Examining the relationship between schooling, early marriage, and pregnancy among adolescents in rural Honduras

 i4Y - Innovations for Youth

The Innovations for Youth (i4Y) Child Marriage and Youth Empowerment Working Group has begun a speaker series to explore challenging questions related to child marriage and youth empowerment. The series will feature UC Berkeley faculty, staff, and graduate students' work in diverse contexts worldwide.
Presentations will begin in late October and run through early Spring 2018. Events will be...   More >

Division of Neurobiology and H. Wills Neuroscience Institute

Seminar | October 26 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition | Canceled

 Indira Raman, Northwestern University

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

When Police Kill

Colloquium | October 26 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 2538 Channing (Inst. for the Study of Societal Issues), Wildavsky Conference Room

 Franklin E. Zimring, William G. Simon Professor of Law, UC Berkeley

 Institute for the Study of Societal Issues

Lecture by Franklin E. Zimring, William G. Simon Professor of Law, UC Berkeley

Mathematics Department Colloquium: Chip firing, root systems, permutohedra, and Coxeter arrangements.

Colloquium | October 26 | 4-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Alex Postnikov, MIT

 Department of Mathematics

The abelian sandpile model (also known as the chip firing game) is a simple dynamical system with surprisingly rich and nontrivial structure. We discuss a version of this game for root systems, which has even more mysterious structure than the classical chip firing. This study is closely linked with combinatorics of convex (and nonconvex) polytopes, such as permutohedra, and affine Coxeter...   More >

Black Migrant Writers Respond

Reading - Literary | October 26 | 4:30-6 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Multicultural Community Center

 Center for Race and Gender

Center for Race & Gender Arts & Humanities Initiative presents...
Black Migrant Writers Respond

Thursday, October 26, 2017
4:30pm – 6:00pm
Multicultural Community Center, MLK Student Union Building, UC Berkeley

“Black Migrant Writers Respond” is an intimate conversation and public reading with guests Kemi Bello (poet and cultural critic), Ola Osaze (non-fiction writer and community...   More >

Indigenous Engineering and Aesthetics in Colonial Mexico City

Lecture | October 26 | 5-7 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Enrique Rodriguez-Alegria, Associate Professor, Anthropology, University of Texas Austin

 Archaeological Research Facility

Archaeological data from Mexico City show that many pre-conquest engineering techniques were used to build the colonial city, allowing us to see the role of indigenous engineering, architecture, and technology in building the capital of New Spain.

Rhetoric Fall Colloquium: Where Have All the Leaders Gone?: A Lecture by Michael Hardt, Professor of Literature, Duke University

Colloquium | October 26 | 5-7 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Michael Hardt, Professor of Literature, Duke University

 Michael Watts, Professor Emeritus, The Department of Geography at UC Berkeley

 Department of Rhetoric, Townsend Center for the Humanities, Department of English, Department of Geography, Department of Italian Studies, Global Urban Humanities, The Program in Critical Theory

With Michael Watts, Professor Emeritus in the Department of Geography at UC Berkeley, as discussant

Co-sponsored by the Departments of English, Geography, and Italian, the programs in Critical Theory and Global Urban Humanities, and the Townsend Center

Please join us for a talk by Michael Hardt entitled, "Where Have All the Leaders Gone?"

We continue to witness each year the eruption of...   More >

40 Years of Documenting Asian Art: from Alchi to Angkor

Lecture | October 26 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Jaroslav Poncar, Emeritus Professor of Photography, University of Cologne

 Center for Buddhist Studies

Professor Emeritus of Technical University Cologne, Dr. Jaroslav Poncar looks back upon nearly four decades of photographically documenting Buddhist monuments in the Himalayan region—notably Alchi in Ladakh, Tabo in Spiti, and Mustang in Nepal—and at Angkor Wat and elsewhere in Southern Asia. In this talk Dr. Poncar will reflect on his rich oeuvre, discuss the challenges of photographing...   More >

Alberto Cairo on Visual “Trumpery” and the fight against fake data and visualizations

Lecture | October 26 | 5-6:30 p.m. | North Gate Hall, Library (Room 142)

 Graduate School of Journalism

The English word “trumpery” means worthless nonsense, something that is showy and deceitful at the same time. Trumpery can occur in text, verbally, or visually. This non-partisan talk focuses on the visual, examining misleading charts, graphs, and data maps designed by individuals and organizations from across the political spectrum. With facts and truth increasingly under assault, many interest...   More >

  RSVP online

2017 Fall TRANSOC Kimley-Horn Info Session

Information Session | October 26 | 5:30-7 p.m. | 412 McLaughlin Hall

 Aqshems Meten Egun Tola Ade Le Kon Nichols

 ASUC (Associated Students of the University of California)

Constructed Ethnicities in Ancient Italy

Lecture | October 26 | 6-9 p.m. |  Alumni House

 Erich Gruen, Mario Del Chiaro Center for Ancient Italian Center

 Del Chiaro Center

Annual Del Chiaro Lecture on a Roman Topic

Odesza: with guests: Sofi Tukker, Chet Porter

Performing Arts - Music | October 26 | 6 p.m. |  Hearst Greek Theatre | Tickets sold out

 Another Planet Entertainment

Harrison Mills and Clayton Knight have earned a GRAMMY nomination and Gold singles in the U.S. and Australia while racking up 31 Hype Machine #1s, over half a billion combined Spotify and YouTube plays, and over one billion plays on Pandora.

  Sold out. Sold Out Buy tickets online

Making Conversation: The Global Lives Project

Lecture | October 26 | 6-8 p.m. |  Hearst Museum of Anthropology

 David Harris, Global Lives Project; Jason Price, Global Lives Project

 Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

On October 4, the Global Lives Project launched a campus-wide, site-specific video installation which will evolve over the course of the 2017-18 school year. The exhibit will showcase 24 hours in the daily life of 20 people from 17 countries around the world. Exhibit locations include the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology, CITRIS Tech Museum (Sutardja Dai Hall), the Berkeley Art Museum &...   More >

  Register online

UCCSCC Annual Scholarship Banquet

Social Event | October 26 | 6-8 p.m. |  Michael's at Shoreline

 2960 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View, CA 94043

 University of California Club of Santa Clara Valley

Are you missing connecting with other Cal alumni in the Valley? Welcome to the University of California Club of Santa Clara Valley (UCCSCC)!

Come and connect with other Cal alums and help support the Club's TAAP Scholarship Fund for deserving Cal students!

Dinner entree #1: London Broil with Mushroom Sauce
Dinner entree #2: Chicken Breast with Portobello Mushrooms and Cheese...   More >

$45 Cost: $45 a person RSVP: by Friday, Oct 20, 2017. Checks Payable to UCCSCC. Include choice of entree from list above. Include your email address. JoAnn Pfost, 1090 Eastwood Court, Los Altos, CA 94024 650-967-

  RSVP by calling JoAnn Pfost at 650-967-4679, or by emailing JoAnn Pfost at fpfost@aol.com by October 20.

Films by Kevin Jerome Everson and Edgar Arceneaux

Film - Series | October 26 | 7:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

This program, presented in conjunction with the Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present, showcases the richly textured film and video work of two artists who share a concern for the multiple definitions of art, race, performance, and history.

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

 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.

Repentant Monk: Illusion and Disillusion in the Art of Chen Hongshou

Exhibit - Painting | October 25, 2017 – January 28, 2018 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Chen Hongshou is a major figure in Chinese art of the late Ming and early Qing dynasties. This exhibition explores his visually compelling work and his response to the turmoil of his times.

Veronica De Jesus/ MATRIX 268

Exhibit - Multimedia | October 25, 2017 – February 25, 2018 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

De Jesus's memorial portraits honor artists, writers, and diverse cultural figures, testifying to the fact that each life is valuable and worthy of recognition.

Buddhist Realms

Exhibit - Multimedia | October 25, 2017 – April 22, 2018 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

This presentation showcases exquisite examples of Buddhist art from the Himalayan region.

Fiat Yuks: Cal Student Humor, Then and Now

Exhibit - Artifacts | October 16, 2017 – June 3, 2018 every day | Bancroft Library, Rowell Cases, 2nd floor corridor between The Bancroft Library and Doe Library

 Bancroft Library

Let there be laughter! This exhibition features Cal students’
cartoons, jokes, and satire throughout the years selected
from their humor magazines and other publications.

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 >

¡Viva La Fiesta! Mexican Traditions of Celebration

Exhibit - Artifacts | October 13, 2017 – February 1, 2018 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Bancroft Library, The Bancroft Library Gallery

 Bancroft Library

¡Viva la Fiesta! explores the cycle of traditional religious and
patriotic celebrations that have for centuries marked the
Mexican calendar. The exhibition draws on unique historical
representations of the fiestas and examines their relationship
to communal identities, national politics, religious practices,
and indigenous customs. These original materials, which are
preserved in the...   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.