Saturday, April 21, 2018
Performing Arts - Music | April 21 | Hertz Concert Hall
Works by Debussy
9:30-11 125 Morrison Hall
2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the French composer Claude Debussys death. Hear a mini-marathon of Debussys piano works by students of the music department.
UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra
11-12:30 Hertz Hall, concert stage
Established in 1923, the UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra is the oldest performing arts ensemble in the University of... More >
Reception | April 21 | 8 a.m.-4 p.m. | Alumni House
Join the Cal Alumni Association from 8 a.m. 4 p.m. as Alumni House transforms into Cal Café! Enjoy complimentary refreshments and snacks, peruse your class yearbook, and receive awesome CAA giveaways! Alumni, new and prospective students, and all friends of the University are invited to stop by the Cal Alumni Association for this unforgettable day!
Special Event | April 21 | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 VLSB
No speaker listed.
Are you interested in biological research, natural history collections, specimen preparation, archival practices, or GIS and bioinformatics? The Museum of Vertebrate Zoology offers many exciting opportunities for UC Berkeley undergraduates to work with museum faculty, curators, graduate students, and other researchers. Come talk to current undergraduates and project mentors about volunteer and... More >
Special Event | April 21 | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | UC Berkeley Campus
UC Berkeley throws open its doors and offers over 400 lectures, tours, performances, demonstrations and discussions. Many events are tailored for kids & families, prospective students, and the just plain curious. Come experience a day in the life of UC Berkeley!
All events free, all ages welcome, campus wide.
Special Event | April 21 | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 VLSB (3rd floor atrium)
No speaker listed.
Amphibians are some of the most imperiled animals on Earth. But what is an amphibian? Come to AmphibiaWeb to learn about the biology, conservation, and diversity of frogs, salamanders, and caecilians through interactive maps, games, and activity sheets for all ages. Find out how you can help and learn more about these amazing animals.
Special Event | April 21 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden
UC Berkeley Open House; Garden free all day with free shuttles running every 15 minutes from campus Evans Hall stop.
Discovery stations open 11 - 3, all ages
Special Event | April 21 | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 VLSB
No speaker listed.
Do you love animals? Visit the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology! With >700,000 bird, mammal, reptile, and amphibian specimens, the museum is one of the largest university-based collections of tetrapod vertebrates. Drop by for a rare peek at our research and education specimens and interact with scientists to learn about our research. Get your Science@Cal Passport stamped here!
Special Event | April 21 | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, Courtyard
No speaker listed., Berkeley Natural History Museums
The Berkeley Natural History Museums and Department of Integrative Biology pair up for this exciting display that includes live plants and animals, vertebrate and invertebrate museum specimens, fossils, and interesting facts. Don't forget to test your natural history knowledge at the prize wheel! Get your Science@Cal passport stamped here.
Special Event | April 21 | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Library, 101 Doe Library
Morrison Library opened in Doe Library in 1928 as a traditional reading room where students could take a break from academic life. One of our architectural treasures, Morrison Library offers comfortable seating for reading, a graphic arts collection, and a circulating collection of newly published books. Join us for some fun, all-ages coloring of the collections. This is a stop on the Library... More >
Special Event | April 21 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | Wurster Hall, Environmental Design Library, 210 Wurster Hall
The Environmental Design Library has a large collection of unique artist books and interesting architectural pop-up books. This is a rare opportunity for the public to turn the pages of artist books that are too often locked in exhibit cases. This is a stop on the Library Passport!
Tour/Open House | April 21 | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | Doe Library, Doe Library, north entrance, or Moffitt Library, south entrance
Take a self-guided tour of the 52 miles of shelves in UC Berkeley's two main libraries. Start at the Doe Library (north entrance) information desk or the Moffitt Library south entrance.
Special Event | April 21 | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | Doe Library, Libraries across campus
Pick up a Library passport at any passport location. Get stamped at 5 locations and get a surprise (redeemed at any Library Passport location)! Explore all that the Library has to offer from dinosaurs to the stars, the Library has it all!
Conference/Symposium | April 21 | 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall
Parker, Grant, Ph.D., Stanford University
9:30am Donuts and Coffee
10:00am Keynote Speaker: Grant Parker
10:30am Presentations and Papers
1:00pm Light Mediterranean Lunch
UC Berkeley is easily accessible via BART. For parking information, please see this website.
Parker, Grant, Ph.D. Prof Classics, Stanford University.
"What's the Use of Monuments?"
Other Speakers and Paper Titles:... More >
$40.00 Non-Members, $30.00 Members, $15.00 Students
Special Event | April 21 | 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. | 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)
Events at the ARF appear in the Anthropology & Archaeology listing of the Calday 2018 website
Special Event | April 21 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, 315, Maude Fife
Katie Schramm, Undergraduate Adviser, Berkeley English; Robert Hass, Professor, Berkeley English; Mitchell Breitwieser, Professor, Berkeley English; Heather D. Sweet Wong, Professor, Berkeley English; Irene Yoon, Berkeley Lecturer, Berkeley English
Information Session: The English Major
10-11 - The Maude Fife Room, 315 Wheeler Hall
Do you love literature, poetry, writing, and reading? Consider majoring in English! Come to this information session to learn more about Berkeley's undergraduate program in English.
Poetry at Berkeley: Robert Haas and Company
11-Noon - The Maude Fife Room, 315 Wheeler Hall
Professor Robert... More >
Special Event | April 21 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Bechtel Engineering Center, Kresge Engineering Library, 110 Bechtel Engineering Center
Explore the world of virtual reality with the student group, VR@Berkeley in the Kresge Engineering Library. Try out the technology and learn about UC Berkeley student innovations in VR. This is a stop on the Library Passport!
Special Event | April 21 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | Hildebrand Hall, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Library, 100 Hildebrand Hall
The Chemistry Library will display submissions and winners of the College of Chemistry Science as Art Competition along with a browsable science book collection. Come rest and use our massage chair or take a photo with our periodic table signed by Nobel Laureate Glenn Seaborg! This is a stop on the Library Passport!
Special Event | April 21 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Bancroft Library, Bancroft Library Gallery, located in Doe Annex
The Bancroft Library Gallery, located in Doe Annex
Marking the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Save the Redwoods League, Sustaining Grandeur is a collaborative exhibition that explores the organizations first century protecting Californias redwood forests and the surrounding lands that sustain them, and looks forward to the Leagues continued efforts to steward these magnificent... More >
Special Event | April 21 | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | McCone Hall, Earth Sciences & Map Library, 50 McCone Hall
Geography Department graduate student Eve McGlynn has guest-curated a pop-up exhibit featuring non-traditional mapping perspectives of Berkeley and beyond, including birds eye and aerial views. You can also take the world for a spin with our new digital globe and explore our map collection one of the largest in California. This is a stop on the Library Passport!
Lecture | April 21 | 10-11 a.m. | Alumni House
Learn what experts advise students be doing in college to prepare for professional success. President of Collegial Services and Careers writer for USNews.com, Robin Reshwan, joins us at Alumni House to discuss what parents and incoming students can do to overcome employment obstacles and successfully launch a career after graduation.
Special Event | April 21 | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | Evans Hall, Mathematics Statistics Library, 100 Evans Hall
In the past decade, we have witnessed significant growth in the use of visual imagery and storytelling to engage students in the sciences. From manga guides to biographies to zombies teaching calculus, this exhibit features scientific comics and graphic novels from our collections. Stop by to page through these fascinating examples. This is a stop on the Library Passport!
Special Event | April 21 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Ethnic Studies Library, 30 Stephens Hall
Visit the Ethnic Studies Library and view an exhibit of posters created by Art for Social Change, a UC Berkeley student group. There will be a free drawing for books related to social justice and ethnic communities. Winners will be announced at 3:00 pm! There will be bookmarks, buttons, and a performance. This is a stop on the Library Passport!
Special Event | April 21 | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, Marian Koshland Bioscience & Natural Resources Library, 2101 Valley Life Sciences Building
See a life-size T-Rex and Pterodactyl. Visit the Triceratops! Check out the Dinosaur Books for Kids in the Bioscience Library! The Bioscience & Natural Resources Library will display unusual and rare items from its collections. This is a stop on the Library Passport!
Special Event | April 21 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | Moffitt Undergraduate Library, 4th Floor
The library is a place of discovery. Come check out the recently renovated fourth and fifth floors with a self-guided tour. See demonstrations of 3D printing, virtual reality and other design technologies available in the makerspace. Meet student consultants working with data and digital humanities. This is a stop on the Library Passport!
Tour/Open House | April 21 | 10 a.m.-6 p.m. | Hearst Museum of Anthropology, 103 Kroeber Hall
Culture and tech collide at the Hearst Museum! Come explore immersive visualizations of world heritage sites and view objects from the collection in 3D. Drop by to chat with the students behind this exciting project and learn about the process of digitizing history.
Stop by all day for free admission to the Hearst Museum in celebration of Cal Day 2018 and check out the current exhibit Face to... More >
Lecture | April 21 | 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | UC Berkeley Extension (Golden Bear Center), 202/204
Rebecca Andersen, Director of Career Services, UC Berkeley Information School
Does your résumé tell your story? Are your career goals, continuing education, and professional accomplishments reflected on LinkedIn? Are you building and accessing your network effectively? UC Berkeley Extension presents this interactive workshop for mid-career professionals to help you craft your personal brand and develop a strategy with next steps. Whether you are taking courses to make a... More >
Social Event | April 21 | 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. | International House
Join us for Beats, Brunch, and Tours at I-House!
In celebration of Cal Day, get a glimpse of the International House experience.
Enjoy international fare at our premier Dining Commons, have global conversations as I-House residents share their unique talents with live performances.
Brunch Visitors/Community: $10 I-House Alumni: $8*
*Visit the I-House alumni table to receive an alumni card... More >
Performing Arts - Dance | April 21 | 11-11:20 a.m. | Hearst Museum of Anthropology, 103 Kroeber Hall | Note change in time
Founded by Nimely Napla, this Oakland based group will perform a dance representing a rite of passage for young men of the Vai, Gola, and Mende ethnic groups of Liberia's northeast mountains. Full-body mask dancers embody divine spirits of the African bush and of the community. The masks appear with special permission granted from Poro and Sande societies.
Stop by all day for free admission to... More >
Special Event | April 21 | 11 a.m.-2 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, Courtyard
Bernie Peyton, Origami Master, Museum of Vertebrate Zoology
Learn how to fold your own origami animal or plant with world-renowned origami master and conservationist, Bernie Peyton. Learn about wildlife conservation through origami, where science meets art!
Film - Short | April 21 | 11 a.m.-2 p.m. | 105 Stanley Hall
Jonathan Simon, Keynote Speaker and Professor of Law, Berkeley Law
Clarence Ford, Featured Student and Member, Underground Scholars Initiative
Join the Underground Scholars Initiative and the American Cultures Center for a screening of FITE (From Incarceration to Education), a short documentary about formerly incarcerated students at UC Berkeley and their paths to higher education and success. The film screening will include keynote speaker Jonathan Simon and a Q&A panel with the students in the film. Reception to follow.
RSVP online or by calling 510-664-7065 by April 15.
Special Event | April 21 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3095 VLSB
Theresa Barclay, Prep Lab Manager, Museum of Vertebrate Zoology
Watch a reptile dissection and learn about the anatomy and unique evolutionary features that make snakes and lizards some of the most extraordinary creatures within the animal kingdom. Free tickets to this event will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis at the MVZ Reception Desk (3101 VLSB). Slots are limited (50 people) and tickets go fast, so arrive early!
Panel Discussion | April 21 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall
As we enter the 8th year of the war in Syria, how are UC Berkeley students engaging with this humanitarian catastrophe? This panel will discuss research opportunities on critical issues of public health and human rights, the challenges of studying and writing about Syria, and participation in student organizations and activism on campus and beyond.
Rahma Arafa, Public Health, 4th... More >
Tour/Open House | April 21 | 1-3 p.m. | Hargrove Music Library
At the Hargrove Music Library, Manuel Erviti will give a tour of the Hargrove building and John Shepard will show and speak about selected treasures from the Music Library collections. The tour followed by a presentation will take place twice, at 1:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m.
Sport - Intercollegiate - Baseball/Softball | April 21 | 1 p.m. | Levine-Fricke Field
Cal Softball hosts Utah in conference action at Levine-Fricke Field.
Lecture | April 21 | 1-2 p.m. | Alumni House
Join the Cal Alumni Association to hear a panel of esteemed alumni discuss the value of a Cal education and what it means to be a Berkeley alum. Panelists will talk about their time as a student, what steps they took to ensure success after graduation, and their lives after Cal.
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 email@example.com... More >
Information Session | April 21 | 2-3 p.m. | 109 Dwinelle Hall
Did you know that UC Berkeley is home to one of the top-ranked history departments in the nation? Join History advisors and current students to learn what makes the program so rewarding.
Performing Arts - Dance | April 21 | 2-2:30 p.m. | Hearst Museum of Anthropology, 103 Kroeber Hall | Note change in time
De Rompe y Raja Cultural Association
Based in Oakland and dedicated to preserving Afro-Peruvian traditions from the coastal region of Peru, the group will perform Son de los Diablos, a street masquerade that originated in colonial Lima with parades through Afro-Peruvian neighborhoods during carnival time. Dancers will wear masks made in Peru by Grupo Cultural Yuyachkani, and locally by Edmund Badeaux (Chaskinakuy Andean music... More >
Tour of the C. V. Starr East Asian Library and Chang-Lin Tien Center for East Asian Studies: Cal Day
Tour/Open House | April 21 | 2-3 p.m. | East Asian Library
Tour the East Asian Library, with collections in Chinese, Japanese, and Korean now totaling over 1.1 million volumes, and view The Art of Masako Takahashi, a special exhibit sponsored by the Center for Japanese Studies. This is a stop on the Library Passport!
Panel Discussion | April 21 | 3-4 p.m. | 145 Dwinelle Hall
In this hour-long conversation, Berkeley History faculty share their thoughts on what the discipline has to offer in a time of fake news and alternative facts.
Film - Feature | April 21 | 6 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
In sixteenth-century Moscow, the newly crowned Czar Ivan battles both the nobility and the church in an effort to unify Russia. Scored by Sergei Prokofiev, Eisensteins painterly film is like a fresco come to life.
Sport - Intercollegiate - Baseball/Softball | April 21 | 6:05 p.m. | Evans Field
Cal Baseball hosts Washington in conference action at Evans Diamond.
Film - Feature | April 21 | 8 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
The second part of Eisensteins unfinished trilogy follows Ivans return to the throne and his ruthless opposition to the schemes of the nobility to keep Russia divided among its princes and foreign interests.
Performing Arts - Music | April 21 | 8 p.m. | Hearst Greek Theatre
The Boston Pops come to the Greek to celebrate the extraordinary five-decade career of one of its former conductors, 22-time Grammy winner John Williams. The program includes selections from some of Williams most popular Hollywood film scores, including music from Star Wars, Jaws, E.T., and the Indiana Jones and Harry Potter films.
Eerily evocative, non-linear, and movement-driven, THE DREAM OF KITAMURA tells the ghostly, mythic tale of Lord
Rosanjin, who believes he is marked for death by the demon Kitamura. His horror is so profound that he hires two bodyguardsbut are they who they appear to be?
$13 Online in Advance - Students, Cal Staff & Faculty, & Seniors, $15 At the Door - Students, Cal Staff & Faculty, & Seniors, $18 Online in Advance - General Admission, $20 At the Door - General Admission
Exhibits and Ongoing Events
Exhibit - Multimedia | October 25, 2017 – April 22, 2018 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
This presentation showcases exquisite examples of Buddhist art from the Himalayan region.
Exhibit - Painting | November 22, 2017 – July 15, 2018 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Moletsanes vibrant, large-scale portraits for the Art Wall draw on both traditional African visual culture and Afrofuturism.
Exhibit - Artifacts | October 16, 2017 – June 3, 2018 every day | Bancroft Library, Rowell Cases, 2nd floor corridor between The Bancroft Library and Doe 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.
Exhibit - Multimedia | January 22 – May 15, 2018 every day | 210 Wurster Hall
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.
Exhibit - Multimedia | January 17 – May 6, 2018 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 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 regions geographic, social, and cultural landscape.
The exhibition takes a nonlinear... More >
Exhibit - Multimedia | January 31 – April 22, 2018 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 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 artists book Dictee. Placing the book as a point of entry into her wider creative production, the exhibition explores resonances between Dictees ten thematic sections (nine of them named for the Greek muses) and artworks drawn from the... More >
Were Here, Were Queer, Were 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.
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
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 >
Exhibit - Multimedia | April 11 – 26, 2018 every day | Kroeber Hall, Room 116, Worth Ryder Gallery
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 Honors 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 >
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
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.
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
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 >