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Thursday, March 15, 2018

Identifying Energy Transfers in Motors and Generators (NSTA Atlanta)

Workshop | March 15 | 8-9:30 a.m. |  NSTA National Conference in Atlanta, GA

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

Dissect a motor, identify its components, and make claims about the phenomenon of energy transfer in the new FOSS Next Generation Electromagnetic Force Course for middle school. Compare the motor components to those of a generator and consider sustainability of energy sources. Identify connections to the three dimensions of NGSS.

  Register online

Wave Properties and Information Technologies (NSTA Atlanta)

Workshop | March 15 | 10-11:30 a.m. |  NSTA National Conference in Atlanta, GA

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

Engage in activities using lasers and optical fibers in the new FOSS Next Generation Waves Course for middle school. Explore the phenomena of refraction and reflection that allow information transfer by fiber optic technology, and identify connections to the three dimensions of NGSS.

  Register online

Econ 235, Financial Economics: Topic Forthcoming

Seminar | March 15 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | C330 Haas School of Business

 Eduardo Davila, NYU

 Department of Economics

Joint with the Haas Finance Seminar

Cu homeostasis in Chlamydomonas, handling economy to excess

Seminar | March 15 | 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center

 Sabeeha Merchant, University of California, Los Angeles

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

2018 ESPM Seminar Series - Jens Stevens

Seminar | March 15 | 12-1 p.m. | 132 Mulford Hall

 Dept. of Environmental Science, Policy, and Mgmt. (ESPM)

Jens Stevens of the Stephens Lab will be sharing his lecture "Stand-replacing fire in California's conifer forests: spatial scale and why it matters"

Coffee will be served at 11:30 in 139 Mulford Hall.
**in an effort to reduce waste, please bring your reusable mug!**

This event is open to the public.

Sense-Making through Modeling, Argumentation, and Explanations in Grades K-5 (NSTA Atlanta)

Workshop | March 15 | 12-1:30 p.m. |  NSTA National Conference in Atlanta, GA

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

Investigate phenomena and experience how students create models, construct explanations, and engage in argumentation from evidence in FOSS lessons. Explore how these NGSS science and engineering practices are integrated and reinforce each other to enhance student learning. Leave with instructional strategies to support student sense making.

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Space Resources Luxembourg: Exploring New Frontiers

Lecture | March 15 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Pierre Franck, Consul General of Luxembourg in San Francisco

 Institute of European Studies, BENELUX Studies Program

The identification and utilization of space resources is fast becoming a reality, driven by a revolution in space technology and accelerating exploration of outer space. In February 2016, the Luxembourg government announced a series of measures to position the country as a European hub in the exploration and use of space resources within the SpaceResources.lu initiative, including but not limited...   More >

Oliver E. Williamson Seminar

Seminar | March 15 | 12-1:30 p.m. | C325 Haas School of Business

 Dominic Rohner, Lausanne

 Department of Economics

The Oliver E. Williamson Seminar on Institutional Analysis, named after our esteemed colleague who founded the seminar, features current research by faculty, from UCB and elsewhere, and by advanced doctoral students. The research investigates governance, and its links with economic and political forces. Markets, hierarchies, hybrids, and the supporting institutions of law and politics all come...   More >

Bancroft Library Roundtable: California's Place in Anti-Slavery Litigation on the Eve of the Civil War

Lecture | March 15 | 12-1 p.m. | Faculty Club, Lewis-Latimer Room

 Alexandra Havrylyshyn, J.D. and Ph.D. candidate, Jurisprudence and Social Policy, and Bancroft Library Study Award recipient, UC Berkeley

 Bancroft Library

New Orleans trial judge John McHenry ruled in favor of nearly twenty enslaved petitioners who sought freedom on the basis of having touched free soil, contravening Louisiana legislation. Havrylyshyn will explore the political identification of McHenry, who later resided in California, and the ways that anti-slavery litigation influenced California before the start of the Civil War.

Stebbins Piano Series: Beethoven - "Diabelli Variations, Op 120

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

 Monica Chew

 Women's Faculty Club

Monica Chew performs Ludwig van Beethoven - Diabelli Variations, Op 120

  RSVP by calling Front Desk at 510-642-4175, or by emailing Front Desk at womensfacultyclub@gmail.com by March 14.

Desert Borderland: The Making of Modern Egypt and Libya

Lecture | March 15 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Matthew H. Ellis, Sarah Lawrence College

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

How should we think about the emergence of territorial nationalism in the modern Middle East? Historians have typically emphasized cartography and border demarcation as necessary determinants of nation and state formation in the modern era. In this talk—based on his forthcoming book, Desert Borderland: The Making of Modern Egypt and Libya (Stanford UP, March 2018)—Matthew H. Ellis adopts a...   More >

Seminar 217, Risk Management: A Credit Risk Framework With Jumps and Stochastic Volatility

Seminar | March 15 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Speaker: Alec Kercheval, Florida State University

 Center for Risk Management Research

The jump threshold perspective is a view of credit risk in which the event of default corresponds to the first time a stock's log price experiences a downward jump exceeding a certain threshold size. We will describe and motivate this perspective and show that we may obtain explicit formulas for default probabilities and credit default swaps, even when the stock has stochastic volatility, the...   More >

How to Prepare Human Subjects Protocols for Your Research Projects

Workshop | March 15 | 1-2:30 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Jeffrey Vance Martin, SURF Social Science and Humanities 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 >

Econ 235, Financial Economics: Information Frictions and Consumer Financial Regulation

Seminar | March 15 | 1-2 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Sheisha Kulkarni, UC Berkeley

 Department of Economics

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – January 4, 2019 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 >

Ten Minutes to Improving Science Achievement (NSTA Atlanta)

Workshop | March 15 | 2-3:30 p.m. |  NSTA National Conference in Atlanta, GA

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

The word “assessment” can strike fear into the hearts of teachers and students. Join FOSS developers to learn how assessment can be transformed into an integrated teaching tool that both teachers and students grades 3–8 embrace to create a classroom culture that motivates effort and growth mindset to improve learning.

  Register online

ISF 110 - Free Speech in the Public Sphere: An Interdisciplinary Approach

Course | January 16 – May 3, 2018 every Tuesday & Thursday | 2-3:30 p.m. | 102 Wurster Hall

 Division of Undergraduate Education

In this spring 2018 class, we shall take up the nature of public speech from Socrates' public dissent to social media messaging today. The course reading will combine classic philosophical statements about the value of free, subversive and offensive speech; histories of the emergence of public spheres; and sociologies of technologically-mediated speech today.

Human Rights in the Neoliberal Maelstrom: Samuel Moyn, Professor of Law and History at Yale University

Lecture | March 15 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 820 Barrows Hall

 Samuel Moyn

 Marianne Constable, Professor, UC Berkeley Department of Rhetoric

 Social Science Matrix, Human Rights Program, Department of Rhetoric

Please join us on March 15 for a presentation by Samuel Moyn, Professor of Law and History at Yale University, entitled "Human Rights in the Neoliberal Maelstrom." Marianne Constable, Professor of Rhetoric at UC Berkeley, will serve as discussant.

A reception for Samuel Moyn’s forthcoming book, Not Enough: Human Rights in an Unequal World, will precede the talk from...   More >

Samuel Moyn

FOSS for All Students—Access and Equity (NSTA Atlanta)

Workshop | March 15 | 4-5:30 p.m. |  NSTA National Conference in Atlanta, GA

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

Providing equitable learning opportunities forall students requires knowing the curriculum, understanding the diverse needsof your students, and responding effectively to those needs. Join us for a closer look at how the FOSS program provides both universal access andtargeted instruction for your most vulnerable students.

  Register online

Is the Alt-Right Collapsing?​

Colloquium | March 15 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 2538 Channing (Inst. for the Study of Societal Issues), Wildavsky Conference Room

 George Hawley, Assistant Professor of Political Science, The University of Alabama

 Center for Right-Wing Studies

In 2015 and 2016, the so-called Alt-Right – the latest iteration of the American white nationalist movement – experienced exponential growth. In 2017, it made headlines across the globe. Some feared it represented a serious threat to racial progress and even American democracy. However, the Alt-Right has also faced extraordinary setbacks, and it is not clear that it will even continue existing as...   More >

Alloy Design-for-Reuse: Continuous Damage Resistance via Structural Resetting

Seminar | March 15 | 4-5 p.m. | 348 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Professor C. Cem Tasan, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 Materials Science and Engineering (MSE)

Metals are poor at self-repair due to the ambient temperature sluggishness of transformations compared to, e.g., polymers. On the other hand, they respond well to non-autonomous repair
treatments aimed at macroscopic discontinuities (see, for example, repair of bridge steel cracks, worn turbine blades, forging of casting defects, etc.). This forgiving nature of metals, however, has not been...   More >

Mathematics Department Colloquium: Groups, probability and representations

Colloquium | March 15 | 4-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Aner Shalev, Hebrew University

 Department of Mathematics

I will discuss recent results demonstrating interplay between group theory, probability and representation theory. These include:

1. a proof of conjectures of Gowers and Viola on mixing and communication complexity;

2. non-commutative Waring problems (joint work with Guralnick, Liebeck, O'Brien and Tiep extending classical theorems of Burnside and of Feit-Thompson);

3. a probabilistic Tits...   More >

Imaging the Invisible

Seminar | March 15 | 4-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, HP Auditorium, 306 Soda Hall

 Katherine Bouman, Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard-Smithsonian Institute for Astrophysics

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Imaging plays a critical role in advancing science. However, traditional imaging approaches are reaching observational limits. In this talk I discuss how combining ideas from physics, signal processing, and machine learning has allowed us to transcend these limits in order to see people moving behind walls and take the first picture of a black hole.

Closing the Loop on Social Communication: From Circuits to Behavior and Back Again

Seminar | March 15 | 4-5 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

 **Mala Murthy**, Princeton University | Princeton Neuroscience Institute

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Protesting Precarity in South Korea: Space, Infrastructure, and the Politics of the Body

Colloquium | March 15 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Jennifer Jihye Chun, University of Toronto

 John Lie, UC Berkeley

 Center for Korean Studies (CKS)

This talk draws upon field research conducted over the past decade to examine how and how under what conditions public cultures of protest flourish among South Korean workers in their struggles against ongoing employment precaritization and the intensification of capitalist inequality.

FOSS for All Students—Access and Equity (NSTA Atlanta)

Workshop | March 15 | 4-5:30 p.m. |  NSTA National Conference in Atlanta, GA

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

Providing equitable learning opportunities forall students requires knowing the curriculum, understanding the diverse needsof your students, and responding effectively to those needs. Join us for a closer look at how the FOSS program provides both universal access andtargeted instruction for your most vulnerable students.

  Register online

Seminar 242, Econometrics: "Identification of and Correction for Publication Bias"

Seminar | March 15 | 4-5 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Isaiah Andrews, MIT

 Department of Economics

The Chinese Communist Party’s United Front Strategy in Australia: what works, what doesn’t, and why?

Colloquium | March 15 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 510A IEAS Fifth Floor Conference Room

 1995 University Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704

 John Fitzgerald, Professor Emeritus in the Centre for Social Impact at Swinburne University of Technology in Melbourne and Immediate Past President of the Australian Academy of the Humanities based in Canberra

 Xiao Qiang, School of Information, UC Berkeley

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

The resignation of Senator Sam Dastyari from the Australian Senate in December 2017 captured international attention. Senator Dastyari embarrassed his Labor Party colleagues once too often by his eagerness to please Beijing through his fund-raising activities, his public speeches, his policy preferences, his financial indiscretions and his apparent disregard for national security. Domestically,...   More >

Going Green iMix

Social Event | March 15 | 4-6 p.m. | International House, Sproul Rooms

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Come join Berkeley International Office to celebrate St. Patrick's Day and the beginning of spring by planting flowers, succulents, and herbs to take home with you for FREE! We'll have snacks, drinks, and fun games to celebrate the holiday, including some contests for extra-special, rare succulents--so come take a break, make some new friends, and go green with BIO!

Space is limited, so RSVP...   More >

FOSS for All Students—Access and Equity (NSTA Atlanta)

Workshop | March 15 | 4-5:30 p.m. |  NSTA National Conference in Atlanta, GA

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

Providing equitable learning opportunities for all students requires knowing the curriculum, understanding the diverse needs of your students, and responding effectively to those needs. Join us for a closer look at how the FOSS program provides both universal access and targeted instruction for your most vulnerable students.

  Register online

Art in a State of Siege: Bosch in Retrospect: Joseph Leo Koerner, Art Historian

Lecture | March 15 | 5 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Reading Room, 101 Doe

 Townsend Center for the Humanities

Koerner examines Hieronymus Bosch’s Garden of Delights—approaching the painting as a representation of a world without history and without law. The discussion emerges from a larger project in which Koerner explores the relationship between art and freedom under a range of emergency “states of siege,” including apartheid South Africa and Nazi Germany.

Pantheist Monstrosities: On Race, Gender, Divinity, and Dirt

Lecture | March 15 | 5-7 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 Mary-Jane Rubenstein, Professor of Religion and Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Wesleyan University

 Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion

Lecture details forthcoming.

Mary-Jane Rubenstein is Professor of Religion at Wesleyan University; core faculty in the Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program; and affiliated faculty in the Science and Society Program.

Radicalizing Feminisms / Practice as Theory: A Workshop with Marta Dillon, Zeynep Gambetti, Cecilia Palmeiro, and Özlem Yasak; Moderated by Natalia Brizuela

Workshop | March 15 | 5-7 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Stephens Lounge

 Marta Dillon, Independent journalist, writer, and activist; Zeynep Gambetti, Professor of Political Theory, Boğaziçi University, Istanbul; Cecilia Palmeiro, Professor of Contemporary Latin American Studies, NYU Buenos Aires; Özlem Yasak, Activist and scholar

 Natalia Brizuela, Associate Professor of Modern and Contemporary Latin American Literature & Culture, UC Berkeley

 The Program in Critical Theory, Center for Latin American Studies, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Department of Spanish & Portuguese, Department of Gender and Women's Studies, International Consortium of Critical Theory Programs

This event brings together key players in the current and renewed wave of feminism in the Global South. Each of the participants will give a ten-minute presentation touching upon what they see as the most urgent matters at hand, followed by a discussion of political strategies in their respective geographies. By connecting recent Argentine and Turkish/Kurdish practices of grassroots organizing...   More >

Spring 2018 Del Chiaro Lecture: Characteristically Etruscan Italic And Etruscan Bronze Production In Context

Lecture | March 15 | 5:30 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium

 Greg Warden, President and Professor of Archaeology, Franklin University, Switzerland

 The Mario A. Del Chiaro Center for the Ancient Italian Studies

Poster for Spring 2018 Del Chiaro Lecture

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

Lecture | March 15 | 5:30 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 1: Monday, March 12, 7 pm: What Was Lost with the Dead Sea Scrolls

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

Lecture 3: Thursday, March 15, 5:30 pm: Forgetting and Remembering Second Temple Judaism
Lecture followed by reception with unforgettable delectables.

  RSVP online

Meraki Info-Session

Information Session | March 15 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

At Meraki, we believe that by simplifying powerful technology, we can free passionate people to focus on their mission and reach groups previously left in the darkness. Join us to learn more about who Meraki is, what products we work on, and ask questions with former interns and Cal Grads!.

Free food will be provided and there will be a raffle!


Register here:...   More >

The Korean Challenge To US Foreign Policy

Lecture | March 15 | 5:30-7 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium

 Ambassador Kathleen Stephens, William J. Perry Fellow, Korea Program, Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center

 Institute of International Studies, Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Center for Korean Studies (CKS)

Kathleen Stephens, a former U.S. ambassador to the Republic of Korea, is the William J. Perry Fellow in the Korea Program at the Walter H. Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center (APARC). She has four decades of experience in Korean affairs, first as a Peace Corps volunteer in rural Korea in the 1970s, and in ensuing decades as a diplomat and as U.S. ambassador in Seoul.

Stephens came to...   More >

Characteristically Etruscan: Etruscan and Italic Bronze Production in Context: The Annual Del Chiaro Lecture

Lecture | March 15 | 5:30-8:30 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium

 Greg Warden, President, Franklin University, Switzerland

 Ancient History and Mediterranean Archaeology, Graduate Group in

Intro to California Taxes

Workshop | March 15 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | International House, Sproul Rooms

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

A representative from the California Tax Franchise Board will present on how to determine your California state tax residency and complete your nonresident alien tax forms. Collect your tax report forms (W-2 and/or 1042-S forms and/or 1099) and follow along as they take you through a step-by- step example for filing your state tax return.

*Complete your federal tax return via GTP before...   More >

UCCSCC Lunar New Year's Banquet

Social Event | March 15 | 6-9 p.m. |  China Stix

 2110 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95050

 University of California Club of Santa Clara Valley

Lunar New Year marks the end of winter and the beginning of spring. It's a time for family reunions, for honoring ancestors and for thanking the gods for their blessings. You are all invited to celebrate the Year of the Dog with your Cal family.

 Mail your reservations with check payable to UCCSCC to: Jan Eurich, 5255 Stevens Creek Blvd., Wuite 235, Santa Clara, CA 95051-6664.

Love on the Line: 1947 Revisited through Theatre, Dance, Music, and Conversation

Performing Arts - Theater | March 15 | 6-8 p.m. | Bechtel Engineering Center, Sibley Auditorium

 Abhishek Kaicker, Assistant Professor of History, UC Berkeley

 Vinita Sud Belani, Founding Artistic Director of EnActe Arts

 Farah Yasmeen Shaikh, Kathak artist and Founder/Director of Noorani Dance

 Raginder Singh Momi

 Sukanya Chakrabarti

 Institute for South Asia Studies, EnActe Arts, Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies, Noorani Dance, Nazakat at Berkeley, Natya at Berkeley, The 1947 Partition Archive

A theatrical production in which the loss of love, both human and idealogical, is explored through real, lived survivor stories of those who crossed the line of Partition in 1947.

SMART CITIES: THE FUTURE OF URBAN INFRASTRUCTURE

Lecture | March 15 | 6-7:30 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

Please join us for the semi-annual Martin Wachs Lecture on transportation. Learn about the future of urban infrastructure with leaders in the public transportation field.

Beyond the Uncanny Valley of the Dolls

Lecture | March 15 | 6-8 p.m. | Hearst Museum of Anthropology, 103 Kroeber Hall

 Ken Goldberg

 Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

About this Lounge Lecture:
In 1919, a year before the word “robot” was coined, Sigmund Freud published an influential essay, Das Unheimliche, later translated into English as “The Uncanny”. The essay and the concept of the Uncanny are familiar to literary theorists and art historians, who have charted its the literary and theatrical origins of the concept through works by ETA Hoffman, Mary...   More >

Career Connections: Social Impact

Miscellaneous | March 15 | 6-8 p.m. |  Career Center (2440 Bancroft Way)

 Cal Alumni Association, Career Center, The Berkeley Network

CAA has teamed up with the UC Berkeley Career Center to help students make connections and gain clarity in their career pursuits.

For each of these casual networking events, we are seeking a diverse group of alumni to showcase a variety of careers. The events require no prep—simply chat with interested students, share your path from Cal to career, and offer advice to those who hope to follow...   More >

  Register online

Smart Cities: The future of urban infrastructure 2018 Martin Wachs Lecture

Lecture | March 15 | 6:10 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall

 Ryan Russo, Director, Oakland Department of Transportation; Tom Maguire, Director, Sustainable Streets at San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SFMTA); Maria Mehranian, Managing Partner and Chief Financial Officer, Cordoba Corporation; Susan Shaheen, Co-Director, Transportation Sustainability Research Center

 Jeff Morales, ITS Senior Fellow, ITS Berkelery

 Institute of Transportation Studies, College of Environmental Design, Center of Global Metropolitan Studies, Martin Wachs Distinguished Lecture in Transportation Fund, University of California Transportation Center, Berkeley Infrastructure Initiative of UC Berkeley's Social Science Matrix

Join us for the Smart Cities: The future of urban infrastructure 2018 Martin Wachs Lecture. The panel this year features former students, post docs and colleagues of Martin Wachs and will focus on the discussion of Smart Cities and the role that urban infrastructure and transportation will have.

Each year the annual Wachs Lecture draws innovative thinkers to the University of California to...   More >

Development and Diet: A Global Look at Malnutrition

Panel Discussion | March 15 | 7-9 p.m. | 182 Dwinelle Hall

 Amy Block Joy, Ph.D, Professor Emeritus/Nutritional Sciences Specialist, UC Davis Nutritional Sciences Department; Marian Roan, MPH, Pediatric Dietitian, Oakland Children's Hospital; Nadia Diamond-Smith, Assistant Professor, UCSF Global Health Studies

 GlobeMed at Berkeley

Join GlobeMed at Berkeley for an informative and panel discussion about malnutrition and development work in a global context! This is a great event to learn directly from experts in the field of nutrition and network amongst others interested in this issue. Light refreshments will be provided.

Film: No Vietnamese Ever Called Me N****r

Film - Feature | March 15 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Interviews with three black Vietnam veterans capture their experiences of institutional and everyday racism. With Keith Garrett’s look at African Americans in the military, The Black GI.

Theater: All in the Timing: Short Comedies by David Ives

Performing Arts - Theater | March 15 – 17, 2018 every day | 8-9:15 p.m. |  Durham Studio Theater (Dwinelle Hall)

 Department of Theater, Dance & Performance Studies

Written by David Ives
Directed by TDPS Students

TDPS presents an evening of one act comedies drawn from the collections of award-winning playwright David Ives and directed by TDPS students. Ives's offbeat sketches mix the witty and the wise-cracking, the surreal and the satiric, the poetic and the perplexing.

$10 Students and Seniors, Cal Staff & Faculty (ID required), $15 General Admission

  Buy tickets online or by calling 510.642.1677

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 >

“We’re Here, We’re Queer, We’re in the Public Record!”: The LGBTQ Movement and Life as Seen Through Government Information

Exhibit - Artifacts | March 15 – August 31, 2018 every day | Doe Library, Brown Gallery

 Library

This exhibit showcases selected documents pertaining to LGBTQ history and highlights aspects of LGBTQ life that have been impacted by actions of federal, state, and local governments.

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 >