<< Wednesday, April 11, 2018 >>

Wednesday, April 11, 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

Traffic Control for Safer Work Zones

Special Event | April 11 | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. | Richmond Field Station, Bldg. 445

 Gordon Wang, PE, Associate Safety Engineer, Cal/OSHA

 Technology Transfer Program

Traffic Control for Safe Work Zones is designed to keep the workers and public safe during road construction and maintenance, utility work, landscaping and railway maintenance work along roadways in California. This training course is compliant with the California Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (CAMUTCD), Cal-OSHA Sections 1598 & 1599, and California Vehicle Code Section 21400; it also...   More >

$150.00 Standard Fee

  Register online or by calling 510-643-4393, or by emailing registrar-techtransfer@berkeley.edu

Funding and Programming Transportation Projects in California

Special Event | April 11 – 12, 2018 every day | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Fairfield Inn, Woodland

 2100 Freeway Drive, Woodland, CA 95776

 Gian-Claudia Sciara, PhD, AICP, Professional Researcher, UC Davis Institute of Transportation Studies; Andre Boutros, PE, Former Executive Director, California Transportation Commission

 Technology Transfer Program

Funding state and local transportation projects in California is a complex process involving multiple inter-related federal, state, regional, and local planning and operating agencies as well as an alphabet soup of documents and funding programs. Changing requirements and shifting political priorities can further complicate the process. Without a map and a strategy for developing fundable...   More >

$395.00 CA Public Agency, $790.00 Standard Fee

  Register online or by calling 510-643-4393, or by emailing registrar-techtransfer@berkeley.edu

SOLD OUT - Practical Garden Design for the Home Gardener

Lecture | April 11 | 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Spend the morning turning your garden dreams into a reality! Join horticulturist for the Garden's Australasian and California collections, Clare Al-Witri, for a perennial garden design workshop. Come with a garden design project in mind and receive advice on steps you can take to create the garden you desire.

$20 / $15 UCBG Member

 SOLD OUT.

Telling Time by the Stars in Mesopotamia: Between Observational and Schematic Astronomy

Lecture | April 11 | 12-1 p.m. | 254 Barrows Hall

 Gil Breger, PhD Candidate (Cuneiform Studies), Department of Near Eastern Studies, UCB

 Near Eastern Studies

Astronomers in Mesopotamia used a group of stars, called ziqpu, in order to indicate and measure time at night. How exactly this was accomplished is unknown. Were they directly observed in the night sky as part of this time-telling practice, or did they belong to some kind of theoretical scheme that allowed astronomers to describe time? The talk will explore the evidence for both these...   More >

Europe. America. Trump.

Lecture | April 11 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 John Peterson, University of Edinburgh

 Institute of European Studies, Institute of Governmental Studies

The election of Donald Trump in 2016 sent shock waves across political classes globally and prompted debates about whether his ‘America first’ agenda threatened the liberal international order generally and the transatlantic alliance specifically. During his first year in office, Trump seemed determined to undermine the hallmarks of the international order: democracy, liberal economics and...   More >

2018 CITRIS Research Exchange talk with Erik Henricson: CITRIS Spring 2018 Research Exchange Series

Seminar | April 11 | 12-1 p.m. | 310 Sutardja Dai Hall

 Erik K. Henricson, Associate Director for Clinical Research, UC Davis

 CITRIS and the Banatao Institute

Erik K. Henricson’s work is focused on development of assessments for clinical trials, conduct of “bench-to-bedside” translational research, epidemiologic “natural history” studies of neuromuscular disease, and assessment of community mobility.

MVZ LUNCH SEMINAR - Ravinder Sehgal: Avian malaria in a changing world

Seminar | April 11 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 VLSB, Grinnell-Miller Library

 Ravinder Sehgal

 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 >

Noon Concert: UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra

Performing Arts - Music | April 11 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Fall welcome misc.

 Department of Music

David Milnes, music director
Brahms - Symphony no. 3

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC  

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 the wider community. Traditionally on...   More >

Dirt Matters: Healthy Soil for a Productive and Sustainable California

Seminar | April 11 | 12-1 p.m. | UC Center Sacramento, Room LL3

 1130 K Street, Sacramento, CA 95814

 Timothy Bowles, Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management at UC Berkeley

 Berkeley Food Institute

Soil “health” is a metaphor that captures an essential parallel between soils and our own health: soils that are poorly-cared for will have shorter lifespans and require increasing levels of intervention to deliver the functions we require. Many agricultural practices common in California and worldwide degrade soil health rather than maintain or improve it, threatening long-term agricultural...   More >

  Register online

Plant and Microbial Biology Plant Seminar: "Ants, agriculture, and antibiotics"

Seminar | April 11 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall

 Cameron Currie, University of Wisconsin - Madison

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

Our research focuses on the ecology and evolution of symbiotic associations between animals and microbes. We utilize a cross-disciplinary approach incorporating ecological, evolutionary, behavioral, genetic, and microbiological approaches and employ molecular ecology and phylogenetic techniques to examine how microbes shape the biology of higher organisms.

Building Segregation: The Role of Housing Characteristics in Racial Segregation between Neighborhoods.: Ann Owens, Department of Sociology, USC

Colloquium | April 11 | 12-1 p.m. | 2232 Piedmont, Seminar Room

 Ann Owens, Professor, Department of Sociology, USC

 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.

“Beyond Editing: Exploring and Engineering a Living Genome Using a Dead Molecule”

Seminar | April 11 | 12-1 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Stanley Qi, Stanford University

 Bioengineering (BioE)

Synthetic manipulation of the genome is key to understanding the genetic makeup of living organisms, and holds great promise for curing diseases. Despite significant advances of CRISPR technology development to editing the genome sequence or regulating gene expression, genome engineering, broadly defined, is still in its infancy for studying and engineering diverse features inherent to the...   More >

Townsend Center Berkeley Book Chat: Amanda Jo Goldstein: Sweet Science: Romantic Materialism and the New Logics of Life

Lecture | April 11 | 12-1 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens

 Townsend Center for the Humanities

Today we do not expect poems to carry scientifically valid information — but this was not always the case. Sweet Science explores how Romantic poetry served as an important tool for scientific inquiry.

Back Talk: Less Stress on Your Back (BEUHS404)

Workshop | April 11 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

 Mallory Lynch, Campus Ergonomist, Ergonomics@Work

 Ergonomics@Work

Learn new ways of performing daily activities with less stress to your back. Practice some useful stretching and strengthening exercises. Wear comfortable clothing.

  Register online

Cultural variation in social judgments of smiles: The role of ideal affect

Colloquium | April 11 | 12:10-1:15 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

 Jeanne Tsai, Professor, Stanford University

 Institute of Personality and Social Research

In this talk, I will describe a series of studies demonstrating that cultural differences in how people ideally want to feel (their “ideal affect”) shape how they judge and treat others. Consistent with previous findings that European Americans value excitement states more than East Asians do, European Americans judge open toothy "excited" smiles (vs. closed "calm" smiles) as more affiliative...   More >

Professional Ethics, Torture and Accountability

Panel Discussion | April 11 | 12:45-2 p.m. | 170 Boalt Hall, School of Law

 Berkeley Law Committee Against Torture, Human Rights Center

Is political dissent unprofessional? This panel will reflect upon the ethical obligations of doctors, psychologists, and lawyers who find themselves serving states that engage in torture. Panelists will weigh the relative merits of working to curb abuses from within government and publicly speaking out against odious practices. The panel will also consider the civic duties of professionals in the...   More >

Topology Seminar (Introductory Talk): Contact structures in Heegaard Floer theory

Seminar | April 11 | 2-3 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Shea Vela-Vick, LSU

 Department of Mathematics

Evidence of deep connections between contact geometry and Heegaard Floer theory has steadily mounted since the latter theory first appeared a little over a decade ago. In one direction, Heegaard Floer homology supports an invariant which is capable of distinguishing contact structures and detecting tightness. In the other, much of the algebraic structure Heegaard Floer possesses reflects...   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 >

A unifying framework for constructing MCMC algorithms from irreversible diffusion processes

Seminar | April 11 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Yian Ma, U. C. Berkeley

 Department of Statistics

In this talk, I will first present a general recipe for constructing MCMC algorithms from diffusion processes with the desired stationary distributions. The recipe translates the task of finding valid continuous Markov processes into one of choosing two matrices. Importantly, any diffusion process with the target stationary distribution (given an integrability condition) can be represented in our...   More >

Alexander Nevsky

Film - Feature | April 11 | 3:10 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Eisenstein’s first completed sound film has a score by Sergei Prokofiev to propel its tale of a thirteenth-century hero confronting foreign invaders.

Pre-mRNA splicing, chromatin modification, and the coordinated control of gene expression

Seminar | April 11 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building

 Tracy Johnson, University of California, Los Angeles

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Remotely sensed canopy water content as a predictor for tree mortality

Colloquium | April 11 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 575 McCone Hall

 Alexandra Konings, Professor, Stanford University

 Department of Geography

The rate of drought-induced tree mortality has been observed to increase across the world, and is expected to continue to increase dramatically as temperatures (and evaporative demand) rise. Increased drought stress, however, will not lead to mortality everywhere, and in situ monitoring of this heterogeneous process is cumbersome and expensive. Predicting where droughts will lead to tree...   More >

ERG Colloquium: George Roderick: Moorea Island Digital Ecosystem Avatar (IDEA): Modeling a Complex Island Ecosystem to Achieve Sustainability”

Colloquium | April 11 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 126 Barrows Hall

 George Roderick, Professor and Chair, Environmental Science, Policy, and Management

 Energy and Resources Group

Island Digital Ecosystem Avatars (IDEA) Project is to build functioning digital simulations, ‘avatars’, of model islands, as a model to scale up to larger organizational units, with the outcome that communities and countries manage their ecosystem wellness and avoiding the social consequences of ecological collapse.

Microsoft Azure University Tour

Workshop | April 11 | 4-7:15 p.m. | Memorial Stadium, Field Club

 Office of the CIO (Chief Information Officer)

Want to know where the cloud can take you? Microsoft can show you.

We’re excited to announce the Azure University Tour is coming and you’re invited! This is a free learning event for student developers, faculty, and staff where you’ll code alongside industry experts, boost your skills, and test new technology.

No matter your career path, the cloud is likely to be central to it, and the...   More >

Topology Seminar (Main Talk): Knot Floer homology and fibered knots

Seminar | April 11 | 4-5 p.m. | 3 Evans Hall

 Shea Vela-Vick, LSU

 Department of Mathematics

We prove that the knot Floer homology of a fibered knot is nontrivial in its next-to-top Alexander grading. Immediate applications include a new proof that L-space knots prime and a classification of knots 3-manifolds with rank 3 knot Floer homology. We will also discuss a numerical refinement of the Ozsvath-Szabo contact invariant. This is joint work with John Baldwin.

Wealth and Poverty of African states

Lecture | April 11 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Morten Jerven, Chair of Africa and International Development, Edinburgh University

 Center for African Studies

Professor Jerven will speak on the topic, Wealth and Poverty of African states - on his forthcoming book on material change (growth, taxes, wages) in African states in the 20th century.

More details to follow.

Morten Jerven

Torture and Human Rights Since 1945

Seminar | April 11 | 4-6 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Barbara Keys, University of Melbourne

 Institute of International Studies, Department of History

On Wednesday, April 11, the Berkeley Global History Seminar will host Barbara Keys, one of the discipline’s leading historians of international affairs. Keys received her Ph.D. from Harvard and is now Professor of History at the University of Melbourne. Her research and publications touch on a wide variety of issues, including human rights, the influence of transnational movements and...   More >

Using visualisation to understand R theory

Seminar | April 11 | 4-5 p.m. | 10 Evans Hall | Note change in location

 Hadley Wickham, RStudio

 Department of Statistics

In this talk, I will introduce the lobstr package which provides tools to visualise R's data structures on the command line. I'll show three R functions ast(), cst(), and ref() and use them to discuss three important components of R's theory:

1. All R code possesses a tree like structure, known as the abstract
syntax tree.
2. R's lazy evaluation introduces a tree-like structure into the...   More >

The Bureaucratization of Islam in Southeast Asia: Islamic Discourse in the Context of State Power

Lecture | April 11 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Dominik Muller, Head of Research Group, Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology

 Center for Southeast Asia Studies

Drawing on debates in the anthropology of the state, Dr. Müller will empirically illustrate and theoretically explain “family resemblances” and differences of bureaucratized Islam in Southeast Asia, mainly drawing upon his own ethnographic work in Brunei and Singapore.

Dominik Muller

Applied Math Seminar: Mesoscale Networks: from Microstructure Evolution to Material Properties

Seminar | April 11 | 4-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Wei Cai, Stanford University

 Department of Mathematics

A major challenge in materials science is to understand and control the properties of materials based on the microstructure evolution at the mesoscale. For a wide range of materials, the relevant microstructures consist of a network of line objects. In this talk, I will use three examples to illustrate how the study of geometric/topological features of line networks can help us understand the...   More >

New Roles for Protein Methylation in Cell Signaling and Disease

Seminar | April 11 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 114 Morgan Hall

 Or Gozani, Stanford University

 Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology

Habits of Power: Science Politics in Anti-Science Times, Race Politics in Anti-Racist Times

Colloquium | April 11 | 4:30 p.m. |  2538 Channing (Inst. for the Study of Societal Issues)

 Duana Fullwiley, Associate Professor of Anthropology, Stanford University

 Berkeley Center for Social Medicine, The Joint Berkeley-UCSF Program in Medical Anthropology

In contemporary race politics, two dynamics characterize the present moment. The first is that the concepts of both race and science are up for fierce debate about the degree to which specific identity politics power them.The second is that the continued edification of race may beget further belief in its immutability and physical reality at the genetic level.

Heather Booth: Changing the World: Film Screening and Q and A with Organizer Heather Booth

Film - Documentary | April 11 | 5-7 p.m. | 2521 Channing Way (Inst. for Res. on Labor & Employment), Large Conference Room

 UC Berkeley Labor Center

Heather Booth is the most influential person you never heard of.

Join us for a screening of the newest film by critically acclaimed filmmaker Lilly Rivlin, Heather Booth: Changing the World. This film is an urgent response to the recent election of Trump and all that has ensued. At a time when many are wondering how to make their voices heard, when civil and women's rights are under attack,...   More >

A Sacred Space is Never Empty: A History of Soviet Atheism

Lecture | April 11 | 5-7 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 Victoria Smolkin, Assistant Professor of History, Wesleyan University

 Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion, Department of History

When the Bolsheviks set out to build a new world in the wake of the Russian Revolution, they expected religion to die off. Soviet power used a variety of tools — from education to propaganda to terror — to turn its vision of a Communist world without religion into reality. Yet even with its monopoly on ideology and power, the Soviet Communist Party never succeeded in overcoming religion and...   More >

What is "Populism"?: From Zombie Neoliberalism to Racial Nationalism in Global Right Organizing

Lecture | April 11 | 5-7 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Center for Race and Gender, Department of Gender and Women's Studies

A talk by Lisa Duggan, Professor of Social and Cultural Analysis, New York University

Feminist Curatorial Practices: A roundtable convening

Lecture | April 11 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, Maude Fife Room, 3rd Floor

 Arts Research Center

Join the Arts Research Center and Apsara DiQuinzio, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art and Phyllis C. Wattis Matrix Curator at BAMPFA for a roundtable conversation about Feminist Curatorial Practices.

Demystifying the Research Process: Decolonizing Methods in Humanities Research (Hosted by UROC: Underrepresented Researchers of Color)

Workshop | April 11 | 5:30-7 p.m. | 442 Stephens Hall

 Istifaa Ahmed (Humanities/Social Science), Alexa Aburto (Humanities)

 Office of Undergraduate Research

The Underrepresented Researchers of Color (UROC) and the American Cultures (AC) Center are proud to present Decolonizing Methods in Humanities Research, from our three-part workshop series, Demystifying the Research Process. Humanities research applies to anyone wishing to study human culture and creations – including the arts, literature, policy, and more...   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.

Purge This Land

Film - Feature | April 11 | 6:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Weaving the story and letters of radical American abolitionist John Brown and the attack on Harper’s Ferry with her own personal history, Lee Ann Schmitt uses her signature essay style to create a profound portrait of America today.

ARCH Lecture: Chat Chuenrudeemol

Lecture | April 11 | 6:30-8 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

WED, APR 11, 6:30pm. The Director of CHAT architects (a CED alumnus) will talk about the relationship between Bangkoks street vernacular and the citys built and theoretical designs, both of which are referred to as Bangkok Bastards. Open to the public!

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Performing Arts - Dance | April 11 | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Cal Performances

Under the direction of Robert Battle, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater continues to nurture a new generation of choreographers steeped in the African-American experience. With repertoire that looks back to seminal works like Ailey’s own Revelations, and new material that engages with vital social movements, the company creates dances with the power to transform.

This performance is part of...   More >

$36-135 prices subject to change

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

The Other Side of Everything

Film - Feature | April 11 | 8:40 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

In 1945, Mila Turajlić’s family apartment in Belgrade was divided and redistributed by the government; because of her mother’s activism, they were spied on from the very rooms they used to own. In this film, mother and daughter reflect on their complicated personal and political histories.

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.

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 >

Possible Titles: The Spring 2018 Honor's Studio Exhibition

Exhibit - Multimedia | April 11 – 26, 2018 every day | Kroeber Hall, Room 116, Worth Ryder Gallery

 Art Practice, Department of

The Worth Ryder Art Gallery is pleased to present Possible Titles – The Spring 2018 Honors Studio Exhibition.

Each semester a select few art majors who are creating outstanding work are chosen for the Honor’s Studio Program by the Department of Art Practice Faculty. They are awarded access to a shared studio space in Wurster Hall, and at the end of each semester they prepare a project for...   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 >