Friday, February 2, 2018
Performing Arts - Music | February 2 | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Medea Sirkas performs with harpist Destiny Muhammad and violinist Tarika Lewis. This is where classical instruments meet street ballet.
Miscellaneous | February 2 | online
The SERC Decal Fellowship awards a $200 budget for resources and access to a speaker database and other resources to four DeCals focused on sustainability and other issues relating to the environment.
Deadline | February 2 | Sproul Hall
The SERC Decal Fellowship awards $200 budgets to DeCals covering topics of sustainability and environmentalism. Four DeCals will be selected for the fellowship. To learn more and apply visit: https://serc.berkeley.edu/decal-fellowship-program/
Conference/Symposium | February 2 | 9 a.m.-6 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, Booth Auditorium: Room 175
Richard Rothstein, Author of The Color of Law; Professor Ian Haney-López, Earl Warren Professor of Public Law at Berkeley; Eva Patterson, President/Co-Founder, Equal Justice Society
ACLU of Northern California, East Bay Community Law Center, Haas Institute for a Fair & Inclusive Society, UC Berkeley Center for Race & Gender, Thelton E. Henderson Center for Social Justice, California Law Review
Racism has been the blueprint and the foundation of the United States since its inception. This symposium is being convened in order to discuss ways to dismantle racism and white supremacy in a series of four panels: Gentrification, Immigration, Incarceration, and Affirmative Action.
Workshop | February 2 | 9:30-11 a.m. | 9 Durant Hall
Jeff Vance Martin, SURF Advisor
In this workshop, undergraduates will receive detailed guidance on how to construct a research proposal in social science and humanities disciplines for the SURF Fellowship.
Workshop | February 2 | 10-11 a.m. | UC Botanical Garden
Join UCBG Director, Eric Siegel, for a morning practice in Qigong (pronounced cheegong), a form of meditative exercise with repeated movements, gently stretching the core and limbs and building body awareness.
Free with Garden Admission
Colloquium | February 2 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall
Lucia Jacobs, UC Berkeley
Information Session | February 2 | 12-1 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall
Earn academic credit while gaining practical internship experience domestically or abroad. Learn more about UC Berkeley Global Internships at this event and see how your summer can transform you!
A Conversation with Author, Amish Tripathi: On turning centuries-old mythological tales into bestselling works of fiction
Lecture | February 2 | 12-2 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)
Amish Tripathi, Author
Harsha Ram, Associate Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures and Comparative Literature, University of California, Berkeley
Amish Tripathi is the author of the spellbinding series - the Shiva Trilogy - The Immortals of Meluha, The Secret of the Nagas, The Oath of the Vayuputras; The Ram Chandra Series - Scion of Ikshvaku and Sita: Warrior of Mithila. And the newly released, Immortal India.
Seminar | February 2 | 12-1 p.m. | 534 Davis Hall
Dr. Andrea Corral, Carollo Engineers, Inc
Seminar | February 2 | 12-1 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall
Workshop | February 2 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, Bioscience Library Training Room, 2101 VLSB
Elliott Smith, Emerging Technologies and Bioinformatics Librarian, Library
A hands-on workshop introducing NCBI bioinformatics tools such as PubMed, Gene, Protein, Nucleotide, and BLAST.
Seminar | February 2 | 1-2 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall
Katrina Biele, UC Berkeley
Information Session | February 2 | 1-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall
Learn more about this unique fall semester opportunity designed for rising sophomores to gain a global perspective, fulfill major & degree requirements, and obtain professional experience through an internship in London.
Solid State Technology and Devices Seminar: Semiconductor Thin-Film Transfer Technology has Finally Arrived
Seminar | February 2 | 1-2 p.m. | Cory Hall, 521 Hogan Room
Eli Yablonovitch, Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences Dept., University of California, Berkeley
For years, lattice mismatched hetero-epitaxy has been regarded as the correct approach for heterogeneous integration, but the mismatch led to material quality problems. At around the same time a competing approach, thin-film epitaxial layer transfer began to be developed, but the handling of free-standing thin films was a primitive art. Over the period of decades the discipline of processing... More >
2018 Judith Lee Stronach Baccalaureate Prize Info Session: Funding for post graduation social engagement projects
Information Session | February 2 | 1-2 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall
Mary Crabb, Office of Undergraduate Research & Scholarships
The Judith Lee Stronach Baccalaureate Prize supports intellectual and creative pursuits that heighten awareness of issues of social consciousness and contribute to the public good. The award gives engaged students the opportunity to extend and reflect upon their undergraduate work at Berkeley by undertaking a socially engaged project after their graduation.
Up to $25,000. Proposals for... 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 firstname.lastname@example.org... More >
Modulating Electron Beams in Space and Time to Probe for Genuine Structures and Function at the Atomic Scale: Nano Seminar Series
Seminar | February 2 | 2-3 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall | Note change in time and location
Dr. Christian Kisielowski, LBNL / Molecular Foundry
In high resolution electron microscopy objects are actively altered by the intense electron irradiation that is necessary to reach single atom sensitivity. In these circumstances a control of beam-sample interactions is no longer a commodity but a necessity. Therefore, it is of outstanding interest to develop new tools and concepts that strive for a stricter control of the probing electron beam... More >
Seminar | February 2 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall
Fraydoun Rezakhanlou, UC Berkeley
Tour/Open House | February 2 – May 11, 2018 every Friday | 2:30-4:30 p.m. | Clark Kerr Campus
The Clark Kerr Garden is managed by Gardener Susanne Weisman along with the Cal Dining Sustainability Team Garden Coordinators and committed volunteers. Clark Kerr contains a culinary garden, an orchard, and continually growing edible landscaping.
Our goal is to be a space where anyone can hang out, pass through, learn something, collaborate, and enjoy food together. We hold skills training... More >
Colloquium | February 2 | 3 p.m. | 135 Morrison Hall
After studying piano and composition at the Ecole Normale de Musique in Paris, Raphael Cendo studied composition at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Paris (2000-2003), from which he graduated in composition, analysis and orchestration. He then joined the composing and computer music class of IRCAM (2003-2006). During his training, he was taught by Allain Gaussin, Brian Ferneyhough, Fausto... More >
Workshop | February 2 | 3-4 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall
In this week's MENA Salon, we will discuss the events leading to the recent military operation in Afrin, the international community's reaction, and its likely consequences for individuals on the ground in Syria.
Seminar | February 2 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 107 South Hall
Dean Saxenian will comment on some of the challenges and opportunities facing the campus and the School.
Supercharging Future Mobility: Tailoring Charge Transport for Highly Efficient Electrochemical Energy Conversion and Storage
Seminar | February 2 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall
Supercapacitors, batteries and fuel cells represent three distinct electrochemical energy conversion devices of increasing importance for applications in mobile electronics, electric vehicles, and renewable energy industry. A common feature of these devices involves coupled ion transport (and storage) and electron transport in active electrode materials.
Workshop | February 2 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall
If you need to write a grant proposal, this workshop is for you! You'll get a headstart on defining your research question, developing a lit review and project plan, presenting your qualifications, and creating a realistic budget.
The workshop is open to all UC Berkeley students (undergraduate, graduate, and visiting scholars) regardless of academic discipline. It will be especially useful for... More >
Car-sharing Network Optimization Driven by High-resolution Data, Simulation and Discrete Optimization
Lecture | February 2 | 4 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building
Carolina Osorio, MIT
Abstract: With the increase in connectivity and in real-time responsiveness, travelers and vehicles are becoming "real-time optimizers" of their trips. The urban mobility challenges and breakthroughs of the next decades will be marked by our ability to optimize the aggregate performance of large-scale transportation systems while accounting for how the hundreds of thousands of "real-time... More >
Seminar | February 2 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall
Martin Olsson, UC Berkeley
In this talk I will discuss recent work on developing a theory of Hochschild and Cyclic homology for log schemes, extending the definitions for ordinary schemes.
Seminar | February 2 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall
Brian Krummel, UC Berkeley
Dirichlet energy minimizing multivalued functions were introduced by Almgren in his proof that the singular set of an n-dimensional area minimizing submanifold has Hausdorff dimension at most n-2. Such functions play a crucial role in the study of area minimizing submanifolds at branch point singularities, at which at least one tangent cone is a plane with integer multiplicity > 1. We will... More >
Music Studies Colloquium Pierpaolo Polzonetti (UC Davis): Something Tastes Funny: A Gastromusicological Approach to Comic Opera
Colloquium | February 2 | 4:30 p.m. | 128 Morrison Hall
Pierpaolo Polzonetti specializes on opera and eighteenth-century music and culture. His research work has been funded by the Earhart Foundation, the American Council for Learned Societies, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
His book, Italian Opera in the Age of the American Revolution (Cambridge University Press, 2011), is a study of representations of America in Eighteenth-century... More >
Tour/Open House | February 2 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 310 Jacobs Hall
Space Technologies at Cal (STAC) is a group of passionate scientists who want to push the frontier of space research and the space industry. Many of STAC members have been working on innovative projects related to space technology development, such as payload launches, research experiments, autonomous rovers, and much more. STAC would like to invite you to stop by its project showcase on Thursday... More >
Film - Feature | February 2 | 7 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
The sands of time have not worn away the startling beauty of Hiroshi Teshigaharas adaptation of Kobo Abes acclaimed postmodernist novel. Its like a dreamthe kind from which you awake bolt upright in a cold sweat (The Guardian).
Film - Feature | February 2 | 7 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
The sands of time have not worn away the startling beauty of Woman in the Dunes, nor answered the fundamental questions of identity and commitment the film poses. A young widow lives in a pit-house and is fed by her neighbors; she is forced to constantly clear her pit of the sands that threaten to engulf the whole village. The villagers bring a passing entomologist, who has missed his bus home,... More >
Lecture | February 2 | 7:30-9:30 p.m. | St. John Armenian Church
275 Olympia Way, San Francisco, CA 94131
Anna Turcotte, Author
Anti- Armenian atrocities of my childhood, the history
that fueled the hatred, and the current state of affairs on
the ground in Artsakh.
Anna Astvatsaturian Turcotte is an Armenian-American writer, lecturer, and activist. She authored <u>Nowhere, a Story of Exile </u>and has lectured extensively about the plight of Armenians in Azerbaijan in the context of human rights and international... More >
Exhibits and Ongoing Events
Exhibit - Multimedia | October 25, 2017 – February 25, 2018 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 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.
Exhibit - Multimedia | October 25, 2017 – April 22, 2018 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
This presentation showcases exquisite examples of Buddhist art from the Himalayan region.
Exhibit - Painting | November 22, 2017 – July 15, 2018 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Moletsanes vibrant, large-scale portraits for the Art Wall draw on both traditional African visual culture and Afrofuturism.
Exhibit - Artifacts | October 16, 2017 – June 3, 2018 every day | Bancroft Library, Rowell Cases, 2nd floor corridor between The Bancroft Library and Doe 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.
Exhibit - Multimedia | January 22 – May 15, 2018 every day | 210 Wurster Hall
See the homes of the STARS!! Or more precisely, designs for the homes and gardens of film stars, directors, screen writers, and designers curated by head archivist at the Environmental Design Archives, Waverly Lowell.
Exhibit - Multimedia | January 29 – February 9, 2018 every day | 121 Wurster Hall
ON VIEW: JAN 29-FEB 9, MON-FRI 10am-5pm. The 2017 Branner & Stump Fellows Exhibition surveys the experiences and findings of recent fellowship recipients after their international travels. Free and open to the public!
Exhibit - Multimedia | January 17 – May 6, 2018 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Way Bay is a sweeping exploration of the creative energies that have emerged from the San Francisco Bay Area over the past two hundred years. The exhibition features nearly two hundred works of art, film, performance, poetry, and archival materials by Bay Area artists and others whose work engages with the regions geographic, social, and cultural landscape.
The exhibition takes a nonlinear... More >
Exhibit - Multimedia | January 31 – April 22, 2018 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Theresa Hak Kyung Cha: Avant Dictee offers viewers an opportunity to experience the work of this prolific artist in a new way, through her best-known work, the artists book Dictee. Placing the book as a point of entry into her wider creative production, the exhibition explores resonances between Dictees ten thematic sections (nine of them named for the Greek muses) and artworks drawn from the... More >
Exhibit - Multimedia | January 17 – February 2, 2018 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 108 Wurster Hall
ON VIEW: JAN 17-FEB 2, MON-FRI 12-7pm. This exhibition investigates a period when Americans took to the road in record numbers, creating a culture of tourism and commerce and transforming space and time in unprecedented ways. Open to the public!
Exhibit - Artifacts | January 23 – June 29, 2018 every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)
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 >
The Worlds of Arthur Szyk | The Taube Family Arthur Szyk Collection: Auditorium installation of enlarged reproductions of select collection items
Exhibit - Multimedia | January 23 – June 29, 2018 every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)
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 the Taube Family Arthur Szyk Collection.
Born into a middle-class Polish... More >
Exhibit - Artifacts | October 13, 2017 – May 30, 2019 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | Bancroft Library, Rowell Cases, near Heyns Reading Room, 2nd floor corridor between The Bancroft Library and Doe
Let there be laughter! This exhibition features Cal students cartoons, jokes, and satire from throughout the years, selected from their humor magazines and other publications.
Exhibit - Artifacts | October 13, 2017 – February 28, 2018 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Bancroft Library, The Bancroft Library Gallery
¡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 >
High Holy Days at the Luna Park: Show-card Posters from the Firschein Press (Brooklyn, NY, 1920-1974)
Exhibit - Artifacts | January 23 – June 29, 2018 every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)
This exhibition presents a selection from the over one hundred show-card posters printed by the Firschein Press, a small business operated by East European Jewish immigrants, that served local Jewish and non-Jewish communities in Brooklyn for the better half of the 20th century. Oscar Firschein brought the posters to California once the Press ceased its activities. He and his wife, Theda,... More >
A selection from the over fifty manuscripts collected by The Magnes in Cairo, Egypt, during an expedition led by the museums founder, Seymour Fromer, in 1971. At the time, the aim of The Magnes was to salvage unique documents during a period of great turmoil in the Middle East.
The manuscripts are accompanied by a variety of ritual objects, original ketubbot (marriage contracts), and by... More >