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Saturday, April 7, 2018

Bioengineering High School Competition

Conference/Symposium | April 7 |  Stanley Hall | Note change in date

 Bioengineering Honor Society

BioEHSC is an annual group research and design competition for high school students, taking place every spring and hosted by the UC Berkeley Bioengineering Honor Society.

 Invitation only - competition participants.

Berkeley Germanic Linguistics Roundtable

Conference/Symposium | April 6 – 7, 2018 every day | 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m. | Faculty Club, SEABORG ROOM

 Department of German

BERKELEY GERMANIC LINGUISTICS ROUNDTABLE
FACULTY CLUB, SEABORG ROOM
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY

Friday, April 6, 2018

8:30 am Registration

Morning Session: Thomas Shannon, Chair

9:00 am Ann-Marie Svensson & Jürgen Hering (Gothenburg University, Sweden)
From ‘enclosure’ to ‘urban settlement’: On the uses of Middle English town

9:20 am Karen Roesch, PhD (Indiana...   More >

7th Annual Comparative Literature Undergraduate Symposium: The Law of Literature

Conference/Symposium | April 7 | 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. |  Dwinelle Hall

 Eric Naiman, Professor of Comparative Literature & Department Chair of Slavic Languages and Literatures, UC Berkeley Comparative Literature

 Department of Comparative Literature

The conference will take place on April 7th, 2018 on the UC Berkeley campus and will serve as a forum for undergraduate students of comparative literature and related fields to present and discuss their own research among peers, graduate students, professors, and the Berkeley community. Attending and presenting at the conference is an excellent way to learn about current trends in literary...   More >

Minorities in Health Conference

Conference/Symposium | April 7 | 9 a.m.-3 p.m. |  Dwinelle Hall

 Mercedes Paredes, Assistant Professor at UCSF School of Medicine in the department of Neurology, UCSF Medical School

 Dr. Maximiliano Cuevas; Dr. Amanda Perez, ER physician

 Townsend Center for the Humanities

The goal of the conference is to educate about health disparities that affect our communities and find ways to decrease these disparities by encouraging and inspiring both high school and undergraduate students to continue to strive toward higher education and ultimately careers in health. Here, students will have the opportunity to network and interact with a variety of health professionals.

 Must RSVP

  RSVP online or or by emailing Evelyn Sandoval at chepublicrelations@gmail.com by April 1.

Sick Plant Clinic

Special Event | February 4, 2017 – December 1, 2018 the first Saturday of the month every month with exceptions | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join the Garden for our monthly Sick Plant Clinic and find out which diseases ail your plants. Entomologists are also available to identify the pests that are living in your plants too! Please cover plants and disease samples in containers or bags before entering the Garden.

BERKELEY CLINIC DIAGNOSES RESIDENTS' PLANTS
Lauren Reed-Guy, Chronicle Staff Writer
San Francisco Chronicle June...   More >

Reconciling Islamic and European Civil Laws: Avenues and Obstacles to the Integration of European Muslim Immigrants

Conference/Symposium | April 6 – 7, 2018 every day | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, Warren Room, 295 Boalt Hall

 The Robbins Collection

The two-day conference to be held at Berkeley Law will include sessions on "Mosque and State"; "Islam and Legal Systems"; "Immigrant Integration in France and Germany" and "Cultural and Religious Identity, and Islamic Family Law in Europe"

2018 Stanford-Berkeley Graduate Student Conference In Premodern Chinese Humanities

Conference/Symposium | April 7 | 9:15 a.m.-5 p.m. | East Asia Library, Room 224

 518 Memorial Way, Stanford, CA

 Stanford Center for East Asian Studies, Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

Initiated in 2014, the annual Stanford-Berkeley Graduate Student Conference on Premodern Chinese Humanities brings together graduate students from around the country and around the world who specialize in pre-modern Chinese studies.This national meeting of graduate students specializing in premodern Chinese studies aims to bring together young scholars from geographically distant institutions to...   More >

Interdisciplinary Workshop on North America and the Early U.S.

Workshop | April 7 | 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 Townsend Center for the Humanities, Department of History, Department of English, Institute of European Studies

This two-day workshop (April 6th and April 7th, 2018) will showcase cutting-edge research performed by graduate students from across the U.S. and from a variety of academic disciplines that will thematically focus on North America and the early United States. Attendees will read these graduate students' research papers in advance and participate in a round-table discussion during each...   More >

  RSVP by emailing Russell L Weber at wg.earlyus@gmail.com by March 31.

Clinical Laboratory Scientist Preparatory Program

Information Session | April 7 | 10-11 a.m. | 209 UC Berkeley Extension (Golden Bear Center)

 UC Berkeley Extension

Find out how this program can enhance your background in the biological or chemical sciences and prepare you for application to certified clinical laboratory scientist training programs.

 UNEX 1053. Make reservations online or by calling 510-642-4111

The Price of Everything

Film - Feature | April 7 | 1 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

A major Sotheby’s auction is the focal point for this broad exploration of the exploding market in contemporary art, featuring incredibly candid interviews with collectors, curators, and artists.

ERG Retrospective Panels: John Harte

Panel Discussion | April 7 | 1:30-5 p.m. |  Faculty Club

 John Harte, Professor of the Graduate School

 Energy and Resources Group

Four retrospective panel discussions will celebrate the academic career of Professor Harte, who recently retired from teaching and transitioned to Professor of the Graduate School.

Free and open to the public.

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 >

Composition Colloquium: John Luther Adams

Colloquium | April 7 | 2 p.m. |  CNMAT (1750 Arch St.)

 Department of Music

John Luther Adams is a composer whose life and work are deeply rooted in the natural world.

Adams was awarded the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Music for his symphonic work Become Ocean, and a 2015 Grammy Award for “Best Contemporary Classical Composition”. Inuksuit, his outdoor work for up to 99 percussionists, is regularly performed all over the world.

Columbia University has honored Adams with...   More >

The Judge

Film - Feature | April 7 | 3:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Judge Kholoud Al-Faqih became the first female appointed to any of the Middle East’s Shari’a courts in 2009. This intimate portrait captures the determined and compassionate judge as she strives to achieve justice in a system that so often does not favor women.

No Date, No Signature

Film - Feature | April 7 | 5:45 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

A car accident at night causes escalating damage and forces all involved to confront issues of moral responsibility in this second feature from Vahid Jalilvand, an impressive Iranian theater director.

Baseball vs. Utah

Sport - Intercollegiate - Baseball/Softball | April 7 | 6:05 p.m. |  Evans Field

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Baseball hosts Utah in conference action at Evans Diamond.

The Workshop

Film - Feature | April 7 | 8 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

A writing workshop on France’s Mediterranean coast becomes a microcosm for the fraught divisions in present-day French society in this film from the Palme d’Or–winning director of 2008’s The Class.

African Drumming

Performing Arts - Music | April 7 | 8 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

C.K. Ladzepo, director
African Master Drummer C.K. Ladzekpo leads companies in an evening of explosive traditional African music and dance.

The African Music Ensemble has flourished since its first year in 1972-73 under the direction of master Ghanian musician C.K. Ladzekpo. Recruited by Professor Olly Wilson (composer and specialist in African American music), Ladzekpo took leave from his...   More >

$16 General Admission, $12 non-UCB students, seniors, current/retired UCB faculty and staff, groups 10+, $5 UCB students

  Buy tickets online

Seattle Symphony

Performing Arts - Music | April 7 | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Cal Performances

Saturday, April 7, 8pm
John Luther Adams/Become Desert (California Premiere)
featuring Volti San Francisco; Robert Geary, artistic director
Sibelius/Symphony No. 2 in D Major, Op. 43

Sunday, April 8, 3pm
Sibelius/The Oceanides, Op. 73
Britten/Four Sea Interludes from Peter Grimes, Op. 33a
John Luther Adams/Become Ocean

This performance is part of Cal Performances’ Berkeley RADICAL...   More >

$38-98 prices subject to change

  Buy tickets online or by calling 510-642-9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

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 >

“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.

Deep Dive or The Limits of Immersion: An Exhibition of Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality Artworks

Exhibit - Multimedia | April 5 – 26, 2018 every day | Kroeber Hall, Room 116, Worth Ryder Gallery

 Art Practice, Department of

Deep Dive or The Limits of Immersion explores the possibilities and challenges of Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality (AR/VR) to shape, integrate, and confuse aspects of reality.

The eight artists included in the exhibition have created guided meditations that take the viewer through various computer generated landscapes. The liminal spaces in AR/VR present poetic imaginaries of ecology,...   More >

Fiat Yuks: Cal Student Humor, Then and Now

Exhibit - Artifacts | October 13, 2017 – May 30, 2019 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | Bancroft Library, Rowell Cases, near Heyns Reading Room, 2nd floor corridor between The Bancroft Library and Doe

 Bancroft Library

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

Face to Face: Looking at Objects That Look at You

Exhibit - Multimedia | March 10 – December 9, 2018 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Hearst Museum of Anthropology | Note change in date

 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 >