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Saturday, April 14, 2018

Ev'ry Body, This Time: A Sexuality Studies Conference: Hosted by the Center for the Study of Sexual Culture

Conference/Symposium | April 12 – 14, 2018 every day | Sutardja Dai Hall, 250,310

 Center for the Study of Sexual Culture

Featuring multimedia panels, workshops, digital and analog art, and the following distinguished speakers: ​Qwo-li Driskill, Alison Kafer, Amber Musser, Gemma Romain, Amy Sueyoshi, Nayan Shah,
Omise’eke Natasha Tinsley, Qian Wang, Gloria Wekker

Exploring Sites of Encounter through Artifacts: Calicut

Workshop | April 14 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. |  To be provided to participants

  , Richmond, CA

 Sugata Ray, UC Berkeley, History of Art

 Professional Development for Educators

What can physical artifacts teach us about past human interactions, activities, and beliefs? How can you teach your students to analyze and infer meanings from objects?

Teachers are invited to come explore a selection of objects from the Hearst Museum of Anthropology.

Professor Sugata Ray will guide you through the process of “reading” this set of objects. This interpretive procedure will...   More >

free for teachers

  Register online

Is a PhD for Me?: A Conference for Undergrad Students with Disabilities

Conference/Symposium | April 14 | 9 a.m.-3 p.m. | 245 Li Ka Shing Center

 College of Chemistry

A free all-day conference exploring opportunities
for graduate education in the biomedical sciences
with a focus on strategies for students with disabilities.

--Leading researchers and students share their
experiences navigating graduate school with a disability

--Cutting-edge research presented by
UC Berkeley faculty in the biomedical sciences

--Faculty and admissions experts...   More >

Berkeley-Stanford Graduate Student Conference in Modern Chinese Humanities

Conference/Symposium | April 14 | 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. | 510A 1995 University Avenue, fifth floor

 1995 University Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704

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

Conference begins on Friday at 1 pm.

Initiated in 2010, the annual Berkeley-Stanford Graduate Student Conference in Modern Chinese Humanities brings together current graduate students from across the U.S. and around the world to present innovative research on any aspect of modern Chinese cultural production in the humanistic disciplines.

Contemporary Armenian Writing and the Parameters of the Literary

Conference/Symposium | April 14 | 9:30 a.m.-5:15 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Siranush Dvoyan, Associate Professor, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, American University of Armenia; Myrna Douzjian, Lecturer, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, University of California, Berkeley; Hayk Hambardzumyan, Associate Professor, Department of Armenian Literature, Yerevan State University; Vahram Danielyan, Lecturer, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, American University of Armenia; Talar Chahinian, Lecturer, Department of Comparative World Litearture and Classics, California State University, Long Beach; Krikor Beledian, Author, Former Associate Professor of Armenian Literature, National Institute for Oriental Languages and Civilizations; Hagop Gulludjian, Lecturer, Department of Near Eastern Languages and Cultures, University of California, Los Angeles; Marc Nichanian, Visiting Professor, College of Humanities and Social Sciences, American University of Armenia

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

Welcome and Opening Remarks
9:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.
Stephan Astourian, Department of History and William Saroyan Director of the Armenian Studies Program, University of California, Berkeley

Morning Session - Literature in Armenia
9:45 a.m. – 12:50 p.m.
“Repression, Rehabilitation and Silence: An Uknown Episode from the Soviet-Armenian Experience” | 9:45 a.m. - 10:20 a.m.
Siranush Dvoyan,...   More >

Rethinking Labor: Work and Livelihood in Japan

Conference/Symposium | April 14 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Townsend Center, Room 220

 Center for Japanese Studies (CJS)

Please join us on April 13th and 14th for the UC Berkeley Center for Japanese Studies Fifth Annual Graduate Student Conference: Rethinking Labor: Work and Livelihood in Japan. Labor has and continues to be an important analytic in Japanese Studies as it illuminates diverse phenomena such as macro-economic change, state-society relations, and industrial development.

Certificate Program in Clinical Research Conduct and Management

Information Session | April 14 | 10-11 a.m. |  UC Berkeley Extension (Belmont Center)

 UC Berkeley Extension

Learn how this professional certificate can help you launch or advance your career in clinical research by enhancing your knowledge of clinical trials. For more information about the program, visit extension.berkeley.edu/cert/clinical.html.

  Register online

HCD Conference 2018: Making Meaning

Conference/Symposium | April 14 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. |  Jacobs Hall

 Berkeley Innovation

Join Berkeley Innovation on Saturday, April 14, 2018, 10 AM - 4 PM, for our campus-wide Human-Centered Design Conference: Making Meaning. Discover how meaning is created through design – how do we design impactful products? How does design make meaning in our personal lives? How do we create meaningful design from different struggles, challenges, and problems in the...   More >

$12

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HCD 2018: Making Meaning

Bisbee ’17

Film - Feature | April 14 | 12 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

This hybrid film revisits the violent deportation of striking copper miners from Bisbee, Arizona, a century ago, tapping into the current political climate while questioning what is the “real” history

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 >

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Performing Arts - Dance | April 14 | 2-4 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

Minding the Gap

Film - Feature | April 14 | 3 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

In Rockford, Illinois, Bing Liu has been filming his friends on and off their skateboards for ten years. His film is less a documentary about skate culture than a fresh and powerful coming-of-age story.

I Am Not a Witch

Film - Feature | April 14 | 5:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

With this strikingly beautiful first feature, Rungano Nyoni layers magic realism, satire, and social critique in the original and unforgettable story of a girl accused of witchcraft and exiled from her village.

Kygo: with guests: Alan Walker

Performing Arts - Music | April 14 | 6 p.m. |  Hearst Greek Theatre | Tickets sold out

 Another Planet Entertainment

Tipped by Billboard Magazine as the ‘the next EDM superstar’, Kyrre Gørvell-Dahll, a.k.a KYGO, has gone from bedroom producer to one of the most hyped electronic artists on the planet in unprecedented time.

  Sold out. Sold Out Buy tickets online

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Performing Arts - Dance | April 12 – 14, 2018 every day | 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

Armenian State Chamber Choir

Performing Arts - Music | April 14 | 8-10 p.m. |  First Congregational Church

 Cal Performances

Thirty-five voices strong, the Armenian State Chamber Choir sings repertoire from the choral canon by Gabrielli, Bach, Brahms, and Schnittke, as well as contemporary works by Armenian composers that address the history of the Armenian people.

$42-$72 (prices subject to change)

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

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Performing Arts - Dance | April 14 | 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

Berkeley Nu Jazz Collective and a faculty-led ensemble with Myra Melford and Ben Goldberg

Performing Arts - Music | April 14 | 8 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 UC Berkeley Music

Faculty members Myra Melford (piano) and Ben Goldberg (clarinet), in collaboration with bassist Michael Formanek (ECM recording artist) and drummer Hamir Atwal (Tune Yards), present original compositions for improvising quartet. An opening set by students in MU165: The Berkeley Nu Jazz Collective, features works by Goldberg, Formanek, Melford and others.

$16 General Admission, $12 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 >

“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 >

Face to Face: Looking at Objects That Look at You

Exhibit - Multimedia | March 10 – December 16, 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 >