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Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Earth Week 2018 Planning Committee

Meeting | January 31 – April 18, 2018 every Wednesday with exceptions |  Sproul Hall

 Student Environmental Resource Center

Are you interested in planning UC Berkeley's 2018 Earth Week? SERC is recruiting individual student leaders and/or student representatives from environmental student organizations to join the Earth Week 2018 Planning Committee. Sign up at tinyurl.com/EarthWeekCommittee

SOLD OUT - Local Color: A Watercolor Workshop with Mimi Robinson

Workshop | March 14 | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Have you ever noticed that each place has its own distinct set of colors? This watercolor workshop explores the colors that make up The UC Botanical Garden. Through classroom and garden we will develop color palettes that reflect this remarkable place. Learn and refine your color mixing skills, and how “limited palettes” can create a wide range of subtle color.

$100, $90 members

 Sold out.

WEBINAR: Travel and Visa Renewal in 2018

Workshop | March 14 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Online Webinar

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Learn about what to expect when traveling abroad and re-entering the U.S. Topics include: Is it ok to travel internationally right now? What are the risks involved with travelling? When a visa stamp is needed (and when it is not), documents you need to apply for a visa, the visa application process and timelines, Security Clearances, and travel to Canada and Mexico.

Copyright and Fair Use for Digital Projects

Workshop | March 14 | 11:10 a.m.-12:40 p.m. | Barrows Hall, D-Lab, 350 Barrows Hall

 Rachael Samberg, Scholarly Communication Officer, Library


This training will help you navigate the copyright, fair use, and usage rights of including third-party content in your digital project. We will also provide an overview of your intellectual property rights as a creator and ways to license your own work.

Non-Invasive Bladder Volume Sensing for Neurogenic Bladder Dysfunction Management: CITRIS Spring 2018 Research Exchange Series

Seminar | March 14 | 12-1 p.m. | 310 Sutardja Dai Hall

 Eric A. Kurzrock, Professor of Urology, UC Davis

 Soheil Ghiasi, Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, UC Davis

 CITRIS and the Banatao Institute

We will develop machine learning algorithms to identify patterns in light absorption maps generated by the sensor array, and to personalize the alert to better match individual patient’s body characteristics and preferences. Extensive empirical studies with bladder replicas, swine bladder and healthy human volunteers will be carried out.

Certificate Program in Marketing Online Information Session

Information Session | March 14 | 12-1 p.m. |  Online

 Tom McGuire, Program Director, UC Berkeley Extension

 UC Berkeley Extension

Find out how UC Berkeley Extension equips you with a solid understanding of marketing’s most up-to-date concepts and techniques. For more information, visit the Certificate Program in Marketing.

  Make reservations online

Plant and Microbial Biology Plant Seminar: "Chemical Intelligence of Fungi"

Seminar | March 14 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall

 Nancy Keller, University of Wisconsin - Madison

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

My research focus lies in genetically dissecting those aspects of Aspergillus spp. that render them potent pathogens and superb natural product machines. We are interested in elucidating the mechanism of fungal sporulation and host/pathogen interactions; processes intimately linked to secondary metabolite (e.g. mycotoxin) production.

Noon Concert: Chamber Music

Performing Arts - Music | March 14 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Fall welcome misc.

 Department of Music

UCB music students perform chamber music works by Gioachino Rossini and Bedřich Smetana


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 concerts are very popular and well attended by those on campus and in...   More >

The contribution of drug-related deaths to the US disadvantage in mortality: Magali Barbieri, UC Berkeley/INED

Colloquium | March 14 | 12-1 p.m. | 2232 Piedmont, Seminar Room

 Magali Barbieri, Professor, UC Berkeley/INED

 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.

A Talk with Jon Leidecker, aka Wobbly

Lecture | March 14 | 12-1:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Jon Leidecker, aka Wobbly, Musician & Composer

 Arts + Design

Jon Leidecker aka Wobbly is a San Francisco–based musician/composer of experimental electronic music Member of the multimedia collective Negativland.

Jon Leidecker has been engaged with the medium of electronic music since the mid 1980's, performing in collaboration with others and appearing solo under the unchosen pseudonym 'Wobbly', with an emphasis on live performance and improvisation....   More >

Imagined Asia: Archaeology, Museums, and Questioning Asia in the 19th Century United States

Lecture | March 14 | 12-1 p.m. |  2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Christopher Lowman, University of California, Berkeley Department of Anthropology

 Archaeological Research Facility

During the late nineteenth century, perceptions of Asia were changing rapidly among the predominantly Euro-American United States public. Immigration, trade, and rising American imperialism shaped how Asia was imagined, affecting policy and society on both sides of the Pacific, for immigrants and for Asian peoples alike. Using a combination of historical archaeology, oral history, and museum...   More >

Bridging the Gap Between the Petri Dish and the Patient: Integrative Approaches to Put Disease in Context

Seminar | March 14 | 12-1 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Stephanie Fraley, University of California, San Diego

 Bioengineering (BioE)

Technological advances continue to accentuate the fact that biological knowledge is highly context and time dependent. It is now clear that in vitro model systems, which are necessary for studying the molecular mechanisms of disease, fail to represent many critical pathophysiological features of human disease. Thus, findings from in vitro studies rarely translate directly into impact for...   More >

MVZ LUNCH SEMINAR - Anne Yoder: From speciation, to sensory biology, to translational biomedicine: My journey with the mouse lemur as an emerging genetic model organism

Seminar | March 14 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 VLSB, Grinnell-Miller Library

 Anne Yoder (MVZ Student Invited Speaker)

 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 >

The Persistence of Gender Inequality from Interpersonal and Intergroup Perspectives

Colloquium | March 14 | 12:10-1:15 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

 Laura Kray, Professor, Haas School of Business

 Institute of Personality and Social Research

Laura Kray will weigh evidence in support of a popular explanation for women’s lesser outcomes in pay and career advancement—the belief that women are poor advocates for themselves.

Sound meditation for Sleep (BEUHS057)

Workshop | March 14 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club

 Melissa Felsenstein, Inner Sounds Yoga

 Be Well at Work - Employee Assistance

Experience the powerful effects of live sound during this special, free sound meditation. Learn how sound can be used as therapy to help reduce stress, release tension, balance the nervous system, and encourage healthier sleep. Feel a deeper sense of relaxation and renewal as you are immersed in tone and vibration of quartz crystal bowls and other instruments.

Participants have reported...   More >

  Register online

Employment Issues in Agriculture

Workshop | March 14 | 1-5 p.m. |  2521 Channing Way (Inst. for Res. on Labor & Employment)

 Institute of Research on Labor & Employment

The aim of this workshop is to explore employment issues in Californian agriculture. This workshop aims at approaching the broad theme of employment issues in Californian agriculture from different perspectives, by focusing on the following: i) low wage jobs in agriculture; ii) discrimination at work; ii) immigration reform; and iii) attempts to make agriculture more sustainable. These approaches...   More >

Topology Seminar (Introductory Talk): Rigidity and flexibility for discrete subgroups of semisimple Lie groups

Seminar | March 14 | 2-3 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Beatrice Pozzetti, University of Heidelberg

 Department of Mathematics

After introducing semisimple Lie groups as groups of isometries of symmetric spaces, I will give a panorama on some classical results about their discrete subgroups. On the one hand, I will discuss Mostow rigidity and Margulis superrigidity, on the other I will discuss how the Teichmuller space gives examples of flexible subgroups of Lie groups, as well as bending constructions.

Probabilistic Operator Algebra Seminar: The relative Drinfeld commutant of a fusion category and alpha-induction

Seminar | March 14 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Yasuyuki Kawahigashi, University of Tokyo

 Department of Mathematics

We establish a correspondence among simple objects of the relative commutant of a full fusion subcategory in a larger fusion category in the sense of Drinfeld, irreducible half-braidings of objects in the larger fusion category with respect to the fusion subcategory, and minimal central projections in the relative tube algebra. Based on this, we explicitly compute certain relative Drinfeld...   More >

Feminism and Politics in 1980s Britain

Workshop | March 14 | 2-5:30 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Stephen Brooke, York University; Judith Walkowitz, Johns Hopkins University; Sarah Stoller, UC Berkeley; Christopher Lawson, UC Berkeley

 James Vernon, UC Berkeley; Tehila Sasson, Emory University

 Department of History, Center for British Studies

This afternoon workshop will be structured around discussions of work-in-progress that are helping us to rethink the nature of feminism and the political culture of 1980s Britain. Papers will be pre-circulated electronically and each presenter will have 10-15 minutes to talk about them before opening up to discussion.

  RSVP by emailing ctrbs@berkeley.edu

Genre Awareness and Analysis: A Strategic Tool for Language Learning

Workshop | March 14 | 3-5 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, B-4 (Classroom side)

 Greta Vollmer, Professor Emerita, English & Applied Linguistics, Sonoma State University

 Berkeley Language Center

Students studying foreign languages often struggle to produce texts whose forms, purposes and linguistic features are unfamiliar or unclear to them. How can we - as instructors - help them understand the key genres of a foreign language, as well as the linguistic choices and cultural expectations that shape them? This session will offer an activity-based introduction to "genre-based pedagogy,”...   More >

Coffee Break

Social Event | March 14 – April 25, 2018 every Wednesday with exceptions | 3-4 p.m. |  International House Cafe

 2299 Piedmont Ave, Berkeley, CA 94720

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Coffee Break is a weekly opportunity for UC Berkeley global students to meet and engage with one another in a relaxing environment.

Come enjoy free coffee, share stories about your experiences on campus, and get to know Berkeley International Office advisors. All UCB students are invited. We'll also have weekly discussion topics to stimulate conversation.
Stop by and take a break with...   More >

Film: The General Line

Film - Feature | March 14 | 3:10 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Eisenstein’s “Russian Gothic” tells of a peasant woman’s struggle against superstition, hostility, and greed in her attempt to form a collective.

Random walk on the Heisenberg group

Seminar | March 14 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Persi Diaconis, Stanford University

 Department of Statistics

The Heisenberg group ( 3 by 3 upper-triangular matrices with entries in a ring) is a venerable mathematical object. Simple random walk picks one of the bottom two rows at random and adds or substracts it from the row above.
I will use Fourier analysis to get sharp results about the long term behavior. For entries in integers mod n, the walk converges to uniform after order n squared steps

Bankers and Empire: How Wall Street Colonized the Caribbean

Colloquium | March 14 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 575 McCone Hall

 Peter James Hudson, University of California Los Angeles

 Department of Geography

From the end of the nineteenth century until the onset of the Great Depression, Wall Street embarked on a stunning, unprecedented, and often bloody period of international expansion in the Caribbean. The precursors to institutions like Citibank and JPMorgan Chase, as well as a host of long-gone and lesser-known financial entities, sought to control banking, trade, and finance in the region. In...   More >

Protecting the genome of mitotic and meiotic cells by homologous recombination

Seminar | March 14 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building

 Maria Jasin, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

How to Prepare Human Subjects Protocols for Your Research Projects

Workshop | March 14 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Leah Carroll, Haas Scholars Manager and Advisor, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

 Office of Undergraduate Research

If you need to learn how to prepare human subjects protocols for a research project, you may want to attend one of these workshops given by the Office of Undergraduate Research & Scholarships (OURS). Note that they are timed to be very shortly after SURF and Haas Scholars human subjects selection, respectively.

We will go through, step by step, the things...   More >

Seminar 211, Economic History: Pricing Uncertainty Induced by Climate Change

Seminar | March 14 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Lars Peter Hansen, University of Chicago

 Department of Economics

Note change in time. Joint with Departmental Seminar.

Individualizing Healthcare with Machine Learning

Seminar | March 14 | 4-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, 306 Soda Hall - HP Auditorium

 Suchi Saria, Assistant Professor, Johns Hopkins University

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

In this talk, I will begin by introducing the types of health data currently being collected and the challenges associated with learning models from these data.

Found Life: Poems, Stories, Comics, a Play, and an Interview

Lecture | March 14 | 4-6 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Stephens Lounge

 Linor Goralik, Author

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

One of the first Russian writers to make a name for herself on the Internet, Linor Goralik writes conversational short works that conjure the absurd in all its forms, reflecting post-Soviet life and daily universals. Her mastery of the minimal, including a wide range of experiments in different forms of micro-prose, is on full display in this collection of poems, stories, comics, a play, and an...   More >

Applied Math Seminar: Modeling and simulation of plasmons in 2D materials

Seminar | March 14 | 4-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Mitchell Luskin, University of Minnesota

 Department of Mathematics

The manipulation of the electronic structure of low-dimensional materials has recently been the subject of active research with applications in spintronics, quantum information processing, energy storage, and novel composites. In particular, the electric conductivity of atomically thick materials such as graphene and black phosphorous yields an effective complex permittivity with a negative real...   More >

Mediation analysis for count and zero-inflated count data

Seminar | March 14 | 4-5 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Jing Cheng, UCSF

 Department of Statistics

In health studies, the outcome is often a count or zero-inflated (ZI) count such as the number of decayed, missing and filled teeth (dmft) or surfaces (dmfs); many subjects have zeros because they have not had any cavities. To aid in understanding the underlying mechanisms of diseases and treatments, we developed a series of statistical methods for mediation analyses specifically for count or ZI...   More >

ERG Colloquium: Andy Jones: Rational Numbers: Improving the Usability of Science for a Climate Resilient Society

Colloquium | March 14 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 126 Barrows Hall

 Andy Jones, Research Scientist, Climate and Ecosystem Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

 Energy and Resources Group

Many of the scientific data products available to decision-makers were not produced with their needs in mind and lack credibility information that could be used to guide the use of certain data products for specific applications. Dr. Jones will describe two lines of research aimed at addressing this gap

Microhydrodynamics of Ellipsoidal Particles

Colloquium | March 14 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall

 Sangtae Kim, Purdue University

 Department of Chemical Engineering

The ellipsoid (along with its degenerate forms) is the workhorse in classical models that capture the role of nonspherical particle shapes in multiphase suspensions and composite materials. The utility of these models in many branches of science have forced generations of students to master the mathematics of elliptic integrals and related functions. And yet for over a half-century we have known...   More >

Topology Seminar (Main Talk): Maximal Representations

Seminar | March 14 | 4-5 p.m. | 3 Evans Hall

 Beatrice Pozzetti, University of Heidelberg

 Department of Mathematics

An important application of bounded cohomology is the theory of maximal representations: a class of exceptionally well behaved homomorphisms of fundamental groups of Kaehler manifolds (most notably fundamental groups of surfaces and finite volume ball quotients) in Hermitian Lie groups (as Sp(2n,R) or SU(p,q)). I will discuss recent rigidity results for maximal representations of fundamental...   More >

Ethnographic films by Director-cinematographer Xiangchen Liu

Colloquium | March 14 | 4-6 p.m. |  1995 University Avenue, fifth floor


 Xiangchen Liu, independent filmmaker

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS), Mongolian Initiative

Zul (documentary, 57 minutes)
The Mongolians in Bayanbulug Area, believers of Tibetan Buddhism, make a lengthy journey through ridges and passes to reach their winter pasture deep inside Mount Tianshan. There, while being isolated for 5 months by storm and snow, people celebrate Zul, the Lamp Lighting Festival on the 25th of October on the lunar calendar each year. On this Day of Death of...   More >

City of Inmates: Conquest, Rebellion, and the Rise of Human Caging in Los Angeles, 1771–1965

Colloquium | March 14 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Hearst Memorial Mining Building, Room 290

 Kelly Lytle Hernandez, Associate Professor, History and African American Studies and Interim Director of the Ralph J. Bunche Center for African American Studies, UCLA

 Eric Henderson, Policy Associate, Ella Baker Center for Human Rights

 Center for Research on Social Change, Department of History, Thelton E. Henderson Center for Social Justice, Townsend Center for the Humanities, Equity and Inclusion, Vice Chancellor

Los Angeles incarcerates more people than any other city in the United States, which imprisons more people than any other nation on Earth. In this talk based on her new book, historian Kelly Lytle Hernández explains how the City of Angels became the capital city of the world’s leading incarcerator.

Los Angeles incarcerates more people than any other city in the United States, which imprisons more people than any other nation on Earth. This book explains how the City of Angels became the capital city of the world’s leading incarcerator. Marshali

Seminar 291, Departmental Seminar: "Pricing Uncertainty Induced by Climate Change"

Seminar | March 14 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Lars Peter Hansen, University of Chicago

 Department of Economics

Climate science documents uncertainty induced by different emission scenarios, alternative models, and ambiguous physical interactions. Moreover, for some purposes, it constructs tractable approximations to initially complex models. To engage in credible policy analysis requires that we acknowledge and confront the limits to our understanding of dynamic mechanisms by which human inputs impact the...   More >

Capturing Human Behavior and Language for Interactive Systems

Lecture | March 14 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 202 South Hall

 Ethan Fast

 Information, School of

We imagine a future in which computers understand a broad range of human behaviors, but todayâs systems fall short of these visions.

Meditation and Nonconceptual Awareness: Perspectives from Buddhist Philosophy and Cognitive Science

Lecture | March 14 | 5-7 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room

 Evan Thompson, University of British Columbia

 Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS)

Mindfulness meditation practices are often traditionally said to induce “nonconceptual” forms of awareness, and scientists and clinicians often repeat such descriptions. But what does “nonconceptual” mean? Clearly, without a precise specification of what a concept or conceptual cognition is, the notion of nonconceptuality is equally ill-defined. I present an account of concepts, concept...   More >

Basic Needs Security Fitness Workshop: Nutrition Week

Workshop | March 14 | 5-6:30 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Stiles Hall Conference Room (basement)

 Alvin Yu, UC Berkeley Basic Needs Security Committee

 UC Berkeley Basic Needs Security Committee

The Fitness Workshop will be hosted by BNS member, Alvin Yu. The purpose of our workshop is to provide motivation and inspiration to those tentative about working out or who could use some direction in beginning exercise. We plan to have a fun, interactive environment in which participants listen to Berkeley students with different interests in fitness (running, pilates, taekwondo, IM sports),...   More >

Sister Spit Workshop and Performance Dinner: Come "spill the tea" with Sister Spit - a remarkable group of 7 QTPOC (Queer, Transgender, People of Color) writers and multi-disciplinary artists as they tour the West Coast, I-House being their only East Bay venue.

Performing Arts - Other | March 14 | 5-8:30 p.m. |  International House

 International House

Come "spill the tea" with Sister Spit - a remarkable group of 7 QTPOC (Queer, Transgender, People of Color) writers and multi-disciplinary artists as they tour the West Coast, I-House being their only East Bay venue. Join us for this intimate affair with fancy dinner and tea included.

Sister Spit Workshop & Performance Dinner

Wednesday, March 14 | Home Room

Workshop: 5-6pm

Performance...   More >

Women in Intellectual Life Conversation: Woman and Power

Panel Discussion | March 14 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 330 Wheeler Hall

 Department of English

This conversation and the next one (on April 13) will focus on "Women and Knowledge"--the creating of knowledge (aesthetic and scholarly), the learning of knowledge (how do we women learn and why do we do so), the conveying of knowledge (pedagogical practices).

Poulomi Saha, Kathleen Donegan, Katie Bondy, and Jane Hu will provide a few opening remarks, and the conversation will develop from...   More >

Covering Congress and a White House in Perpetual Crisis Lessons from Five of the Media's Best: Please join us for a special evening event featuring top DC reporters from the Chicago Sun-Times, New York Times, Politico, Vanity Fair and the Washington Post.

Lecture | March 14 | 6-7:30 p.m. |  Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center

 Maureen Orth, Vanity Fair; Carl Hulse, New York Times

 Jake Sherman, Politico

 Graduate School of Journalism

Covering Congress and a White House in Perpetual Crisis
Lessons from Five of the Media's Best March 14 -- RSVP

  RSVP online by March 13.

DataVisor Info-Session

Information Session | March 14 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Join us in Wozniak Lounge as Julian Wong, VP of Customer Success at DataVisor, discusses how DataVisor uses machine learning models to help detect and attack fraud.

Dinner will be provided!
Traditional fraud solutions are in a constant cat-and-mouse game with attackers. Supervised machine learning models, the best fraud approach before DataVisor, quickly become outdated when attackers...   More >

It’s not personal: Why being happy should be one of your explicit professional goals

Seminar | March 14 | 6-7 p.m. | 105 Stanley Hall

 Dr. Troy Lionberger, Senior Manager of Technology Development at Berkeley Lights

 Thriving in Science

As scientists, we are trained to think of our science as a deterministic process. We organize our research following the scientific method, execute experiments to the best of our abilities, and the honest truth is that most of our professional lives will be spent encountering failure. How we deal with failure (an unavoidable part of the scientific process) is what will ultimately determine...   More >

Toastmasters on Campus Club: Learn public speaking

Meeting | July 2, 2014 – December 26, 2018 every Wednesday | 6:15-7:30 p.m. | 3119 Etcheverry 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: Peggy Deamer

Lecture | March 14 | 6:30-8 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

WED, MAR 14, 6:30pm. Please join us for a talk with Peggy Deamer, Professor of Architecture at Yale University. This talk will focus on the positive implications and social and economic importance of understanding the nature of architectural work as WORK.

Film: Under the Sun

Film - Feature | March 14 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Shot with the permission and supervision of North Korean authorities, Russian director Vitaly Mansky’s film turns a propaganda effort into a deep-cover documentary about life inside one of the world’s most repressive nations.

Annette Yoshiko Reed: Forgetting: the Jewish Past between Rupture and Renewal

Lecture | March 14 | 7 p.m. |  Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)

 Annette Yoshiko Reed, Professor, New York University

 Herman P. and Sophia Taubman Chair in Jewish Studies, GTU Center for Jewish Studies, Lehrhaus Judaica, Jewish Studies Program at UC Davis, Taube Center for Jewish Studies at Stanford University

2018 Taubman Lecture Series

Lecture 2: Wednesday, March 14, 7 pm: How the Jewishness of Christianity was Forgotten

  RSVP online

Free Speech Movement

Meeting | March 14 | 7 p.m. | 3050 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Joel Geier

 International Socialist Organization

In 1964, amidst major fights over civil rights in the Bay Area, the UC Berkeley administration banned all student political organizations from campus. The Free Speech Movement demanded and won the right to free speech on campus. At its peak, the FSM organized hundreds of students to occupy Sproul Hall and an army of police was sent onto campus to violently arrest them.

Our guest speaker, Joel...   More >

UC Berkeley Graduate Composers Concert featuring Ensemble Proton Bern

Performing Arts - Music | March 14 | 8-10 p.m. | Morrison Hall, Elkus Room 125

 Ensemble Proton Bern

 Department of Music

Ensemble Proton Bern

Performing Arts - Music | March 14 | 8 p.m. | 125 Morrison Hall

 Department of Music

Switzerland's Ensemble Proton Bern premieres new works by UC Berkeley graduate student composers Oren Boneh, Selim Göncü, James Stone, and Jeremy Wexler, alongside works by Dominique Schafer and Hanspeter Kyburz.


Exhibits and Ongoing Events

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.

Art Wall: Karabo Poppy Moletsane

Exhibit - Painting | November 22, 2017 – July 15, 2018 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Moletsane’s vibrant, large-scale portraits for the Art Wall draw on both traditional African visual culture and Afrofuturism.

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.

Environmental Design Archives Exhibition: Hollywood and Vine

Exhibit - Multimedia | January 22 – May 15, 2018 every day | 210 Wurster Hall

 Environmental Design, College of

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.

Way Bay

Exhibit - Multimedia | January 17 – May 6, 2018 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 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 region’s geographic, social, and cultural landscape.

The exhibition takes a nonlinear...   More >

Theresa Hak Kyung Cha: Avant Dictee

Exhibit - Multimedia | January 31 – April 22, 2018 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 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 artist’s book Dictee. Placing the book as a point of entry into her wider creative production, the exhibition explores resonances between Dictee’s ten thematic sections (nine of them named for the Greek muses) and artworks drawn from the...   More >

The Invisible Museum: History and Memory of Morocco

Exhibit - Artifacts | January 23 – June 29, 2018 every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday |  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 >

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)

 Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

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 >

ARCH Exhibition: Carme Pinós, 2018 Berkeley-Rupp Professor

Exhibit - Multimedia | February 22 – April 20, 2018 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday with exceptions | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | 108 Wurster Hall

 Environmental Design, College of

ON VIEW: FEB 22-APR 20, MON-FRI 10am-5pm. Recent designs of the internationally recognized 2018 Berkeley-Rupp Architecture Professor will be featured, ranging from cultural centers to educational institutions to urban landscapes. Open to the public!

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)

 Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

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 >

The Karaite Canon: Manuscripts and Ritual Objects from Cairo

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)

 Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

A selection from the over fifty manuscripts collected by The Magnes in Cairo, Egypt, during an expedition led by the museum’s 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 >

Face to Face: Looking at Objects That Look at You

Exhibit - Multimedia | March 10 – August 26, 2018 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Hearst Museum of Anthropology

 Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

For this Spring 2018 exhibit, entitled Face to Face: Looking at Objects that Look at You, the Hearst staff and 14 UC Berkeley freshmen have co-curated a global selection of objects that depict human faces in different ways. The exhibit asks: Why and how do crafting traditions of the world so often incorporate human faces, and how do people respond to those faces? Objects such as West African...   More >