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Friday, March 16, 2018

Engage Students in FOSS Next Generation K–5 (NSTA Atlanta)

Workshop | March 16 | 8-9:30 a.m. |  NSTA National Conference in Atlanta, GA

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

Join the developersto learn about the FOSS Next Generation K–5 Program. We’ll introduce the FOSS instructional design, and illustrate how the system incorporates science-centered languagedevelopment, science notebooks, digital resources, formative assessments, and outdoor excursions into a coherent three-dimensional teaching and learningexperience for students and teachers.

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Future of Social Ventures Conference and GSVC US West Regional Finals

Conference/Symposium | March 16 | 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. |  Haas School of Business

 Leila Janah, Founder, Samasource and LXMI; Carlos Orellana, Founder, SalaUno

 Christopher Krohn, OpenIDEO; Lauren Ito, OpenIDEO; Rafa de la Guia, Principal, Investments, Omidyar Network

 Institute for Business and Social Impact, Center for Social Sector Leadership

Join us at the Haas School of Business for the Future of Social Ventures Conference and the US West Regional Finals of the 19th annual Global Social Venture Competition. Additional details will be available in January 2018.

$15 Current UC Berkeley and other University Students, Faculty and Staff, $39 General Public

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Sunflowers and Umbrellas: Social Movements, Expressive Practices, and Political Culture in Taiwan and Hong Kong

Conference/Symposium | March 16 | 9 a.m.-7:45 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

March 16, 9:00am - 7:45 pm, 180 Doe Library
March 17, 9:30 am - 5:00 pm, Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), 1995 University Avenue, Suite 510

This two-day symposium (with a screening of the film "Yellowing" on Day 2) focuses on two important student-led protest movements that took place in 2014 in in Taiwan and Hong Kong, nicknamed “Sunflowers and Umbrellas"...   More >

The Late (Wild) Augustine: Day 1

Conference/Symposium | March 16 | 9 a.m.-6 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 Ulrich Eigler, Universität Zürich; Richard Flower, University of Exeter; Carol Harrison, Oxford University; Johannes Brachtendorf, Universität Tübingen; Mark Vessey, University of British Columbia; Eric Rebillard, Cornell University; Susanna Elm, University of California, Berkeley

 Duncan MacRae; Geoffrey Koziol, University of California, Berkeley

 Department of History, Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion

Invited international scholars will examine the work of Augustine, Bishop of Hippo Regius in North Africa, during the later Roman empire. Participants will assess Augustine’s positions on original sin, grace, redemption and free will as they developed over the latter part of his life. Organized by Susanna Elm, Sidney H. Ehrman Professor of European History, UC Berkeley.

Saint Augustine in His Study, Sandro Botticelli, 1480

Crosscutting Concepts: What Do They Look Like in a FOSS Elementary Classroom? (NSTA Atlanta)

Workshop | March 16 | 10-11:30 a.m. |  NSTA National Conference in Atlanta, GA

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

FOSS modules provide students with opportunities to utilize crosscutting concepts to deepen their understanding of science content. Engage with phenomena that expose cause and effect, patterns, and structure and function. We’ll share ways for students to progress in their understanding of crosscutting concepts as organizing principles.

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Qigong with Director Eric Siegel

Workshop | March 16 | 10-11 a.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 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

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The Impact of Mental State Inferences for Legal Outcomes

Colloquium | March 16 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

 Carly Giffin, UC Berkeley

 Department of Psychology

Ph.D. Exit Talk

Crosscutting Concepts: What Do They Look Like in a FOSS Middle School Classroom? (NSTA Atlanta)

Workshop | March 16 | 12-1:30 p.m. |  NSTA National Conference in Atlanta, GA

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

How can we support middle school students in integrating physical, earth, and life science content to deepen understanding? Crosscutting concepts are the answer! Sample FOSS instructional materials in the context of a grade-level sequence, focusing on the crosscutting concept of stability and change.

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Assa Doron | Waste of a Nation: Garbage and Growth in India

Reading - Nonfiction | March 16 | 12-2 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Assa Doron, Associate Professor, Anthropology & South Asia, School of Culture, History & Language ANU College of Asia and the Pacific

 Lawrence Cohen, Professor of Anthropology and of South & Southeast Asian Studies

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies, Department of Anthropology

A talk by anthropologist Dr. Assa Doron on his forthcoming publication on India’s waste, both liquid and solid, and the physical and institutional infrastructures that handle it--or fail to.

Van/Vaspurakan: From Renaissance, to Resistance and Genocide

Lecture | March 16 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 270 Stephens Hall

 Yektan Türkyılmaz, Henry S. Khanzadian Kazan Visiting Professor in Armenian Studies, Fresno State

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

Through a brief overview of the turbulent nineteenth and especially the early twentieth centuries of Van/Vaspurakan Armenians this lecture will underscore the ways in which exploring this particular location challenges the conventional understandings regarding Armenian modernization, inter and intra-communal relations in the late Ottoman period and, particularly the Genocide.

The nineteenth...   More >

Microbially-assisted Phytoremediation of a Solid Waste Management Site Contaminated with Petroleum Hydrocarbons: Environmental Engineering Seminar

Seminar | March 16 | 12-1 p.m. | 534 Davis Hall

 Dr. Lara Reichmann, Postdoctoral Researcher, UC Berkeley

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

Labor Lunch Seminar: "Morbidity and Mortality in Working Class America."

Seminar | March 16 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 250 Goldman School of Public Policy | Note change in location

 Anne Case, Princeton University

 Center for Labor Economics

Post-Baccalaureate Health Professions Program Online Information Session

Information Session | March 16 | 12-1 p.m. |  Online

 UC Berkeley Extension

Gain academic preparation in the sciences along with one-on-one advising to enhance your application to medical, dental or veterinary school, as well as to advanced degree programs in medical- and health-related fields.

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Get Fit in 7 Minutes (BEUHS652)

Workshop | March 16 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 251 Hearst Gymnasium

 Cori Evans, MA, NSCA-CPT Wellness Program Specialist, Be well at Work - Wellness

 Be Well at Work - Wellness

Come and learn how a High Intensity Circuit Training (H.I.C.T.) workout in just 7 minutes using your body weight, a chair and wall, can help you maximize your time and workout space. According to the American College of Sports Medicine, the combination of aerobic and resistance training in a high-intensity, limited-rest design can deliver numerous health benefits in much less time than...   More >

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Solid State Technology and Devices Seminar: LiDAR and its Emerging Applications

Seminar | March 16 | 1-2 p.m. | Cory Hall, 521 Hogan Room

 Lute Maleki, Srobe - Cruise Automation

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

LiDAR has been in use since soon after development of laser in 1950’s, as a sensor in several applications in remote sensing. The advent of autonomous vehicles, robotic vision, gaming, etc. has extended the range of LiDAR use from niche areas to new and high-volume applications. While all applications require similar sensing functions from LiDAR, each area typically has very specific needs with...   More >

Symposium on Art in a State of Siege

Conference/Symposium | March 16 | 1-4 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens

 Townsend Center for the Humanities

This year’s Avenali Chair in the Humanities, Harvard art historian Joseph Leo Koerner, joins a panel of scholars to discuss the role of art in a society in which freedom is radically curtailed, such as Nazi Germany and apartheid South Africa. Panelists engage with audience members in lively discussion about creative expression under an emergency “state of siege."

Misery and Pleasure in the Origins of the Study of Happiness

Colloquium | March 16 | 1:10-2:15 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

 Daniel Horowitz, Professor Emeritus, Smith College

 Institute of Personality and Social Research

In December 2017, Oxford University Press published 'Happier? The History of a Cultural Movement That Aspired to Transform America' by Daniel Horowitz, an emeritus professor from Smith College. Focusing on the period from 1940 to 1970, this talk will cover some of the origins of the study of happiness and then go on to suggest some of the key aspects that shaped the field in the last half century.

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 >

Developing Models for Sensory Receptors (NSTA Atlanta)

Workshop | March 16 | 2-3:30 p.m. |  NSTA National Conference in Atlanta, GA

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

Why don't people with visual impairments use their knuckles to read Braille? Use hands-on activities from the new FOSS Next Generation Human Systems Interactions Course for middle school to explore how touch receptors in the nervous system respond to mechanical inputs. Identify connections to the three dimensions of NGSS.

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Stacking Atomic Layers: Quest for New Materials and Physics: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | March 16 | 2-3 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall | Note change in time and location

 Prof. Philip Kim, Harvard University, Physics and Applied Physics

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

Modern electronics has relied heavily on the technology to confine electrons in the interface layers of semiconductors.

In recent years, scientists discovered that various atomically thin materials including graphene, a single atomic carbon layer, can be isolated. In these atomically thin materials, quantum physics allows electrons to move only in an effective 2-dimensional (2D) space. By...   More >

Clark Kerr Garden Open Hours

Tour/Open House | February 2 – May 11, 2018 every Friday | 2:30-4:30 p.m. |  Clark Kerr Campus

 Campus Gardens

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 >

MENA Salon

Workshop | March 16 | 3-4 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Every Friday in the semester, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies hosts an informal weekly coffee hour and guided discussion of current events in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), open to all and free of charge. Check the calendar the Monday before the Salon for the current week's topic.

Dalton Lecture in Inorganic Chemistry: Proton-Coupled Electron Transfer Processes Underpinning the Production of Renewable Fuels

Seminar | March 16 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Jillian Dempsey, Department of Chemistry, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

 College of Chemistry

The conversion of energy-poor feedstocks like water and carbon dioxide into energy-rich fuels involves multi-electron, multi-proton transformations. In order to develop catalysts that can mediate fuel production with optimum energy efficiency, this complex proton-electron reactivity must be carefully considered. Using a combination of electrochemical methods and time-resolved spectroscopy, we...   More >

Habsburg Peacemaking and the Making of the Revolt in the Netherlands

Lecture | March 16 | 4-6 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Violet Soen, Rubens Chair for the History and Culture of the Low Countries, UC Berkeley; Professor of History, Leuven University

 Department of History, Dutch Studies, Rubens Chair for the History and Culture of the Low Countries

The Habsburg strategy for the pacification of the Dutch Revolt went beyond the mere military strategy uncovered by Geoffrey Parker, as it equally entailed the alternative of diplomacy. Unlike the Black Legend of the Spanish struggle for undisputed world dominion, Habsburg strategy did not renounce the possibility of finding a mediated middle ground. From the outset of the civil and religious...   More >

Hans Vredeman de Vries, Allegory on the surrender of Antwerp, 1585

The Child in Medieval Scandinavia: Challenging the Ariés Thesis

Lecture | March 16 | 4-6 p.m. | 3205 Dwinelle Hall

 Eva Österberg, Professor Emerita, Lund University

 Paula S. Fass, Margaret S. Byrne Professor Emerita, UC Berkeley

 Department of History, Department of Scandinavian

Eva Österberg is a scholar of the middle ages, and the early modern period, but her works also include the 19th and 20th centuries. She is particularly interested in Norbert Elias' concept of a civilizing process, Aron Gurevitj's ideas about medieval mentality, Philippe Ariès on childhood, and William Reddy and Barbara Rosenwein on emotions.

Evolutionary Evidence in the Fossil Record (NSTA Atlanta)

Workshop | March 16 | 4-5:30 p.m. |  NSTA National Conference in Atlanta, GA

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

What does the fossil record tell us about how life has changed over time? Explore evolutionary history through hands-on activities from the new FOSS Next Generation Heredity and Adaptation Course for middle school, and identify connections to the three dimensions of NGSS.

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Music Studies Colloquium Martin Daughtry (NYU): “The Precarious Song of the Anthropocene”

Colloquium | March 16 | 4:30 p.m. | 128 Morrison Hall

 Department of Music

Over the past several years I have been exploring the social dynamics of sound and listening in different contexts. The work I do draws from ethnomusicology, sound studies, the anthropology of the senses, and the ethnographic study of violence. My core research projects -- on the sonic dimension of the Iraq war, Soviet and post-Soviet musical practices, music in the post-9/11 world, and the...   More >

Baseball vs. Oregon State

Sport - Intercollegiate - Baseball/Softball | March 16 | 7:05 p.m. |  Evans Field

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Baseball hosts Oregon State in conference action at Evans Diamond.

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

Performing Arts - Theater | March 15 – 17, 2018 every day | 8-9:30 p.m. | Zellerbach Hall, Room 7

 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 multiple TDPS students. Ives's offbeat sketches mix the witty and the wise-cracking, the surreal and the satiric, the poetic and the perplexing.

$10 Cal Students, Staff & Faculty, & Seniors. ID required., $15 General Admission

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University Symphony Orchestra

Performing Arts - Music | March 16 | 8 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

Established in 1923, the UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra is the oldest performing arts ensemble in the University of California system. Throughout its long history, the orchestra has provided students and other members of the campus community with the...   More >

$20 General Admission, $15 non-UCB students, seniors, current/retired UCB faculty and staff, groups 10+, $5 UCB students

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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


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 >