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Monday, June 25, 2018

Summer Learning at the Asian Art Museum

Workshop | June 25 | 9 a.m. |  Asian Art Museum of San Francisco

 200 Larkin Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

 Professional Development for Educators

During the summer of 2018, UCBHSSP willl partner with the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco to present a summer institute for 6th grade teachers.


Evaluate the H-SS Framework and the shifts in planning and instruction it models
Refine units of instruction
Develop a lesson that centers objects and artwork as evidence
The one week institute, will take place at the Asian Art Museum...   More >

Ethnic Studies and the H-SS Classroom

Workshop | June 25 | 9 a.m. |  UC Berkeley Campus

 Professional Development for Educators

This institute is funded by the Teaching with Primary Sources program of the Library of Congress. Teachers will be introduced to Ethnic Studies pedagogies and will develop a lesson utilizing primary sources from the collections of the Library of Congress.

Details available soon.

Architecture: Space Power and Community: Summer Institute for k-12 Educators

Workshop | June 25 – 27, 2018 every day | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | UC Berkeley Extension (Golden Bear Center), Suite 510 Conference Room

 ORIAS (Office of Resources for International and Area Studies)

The 2018 Summer Institute for k-12 teachers will explore the interplay between built spaces, individuals, communities, and institutions. Our program will begin with recent research into how the human brain interacts with physical spaces. From there, participants will learn about a global sampling of built environments, considering spaces from perspectives such as visual arts, religious...   More >

 This event is for k-12 teachers.


  Registration opens January 9. Register online or or by emailing Shane carter at orias@berkeley.edu by June 20.

Conference: Topology in Dimensions 3, 3.5 and 4

Seminar | June 25 | 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. | Calvin Laboratory (Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing), Auditorium | Note change in location

 see program on website, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

A conference in honor of Abby Thompson, Marty Scharlemann, and Rob Kirby.

June 25-29, 2018

Website: https://sites.google.com/sjsu.edu/thompscharbyfest/

Topology in Dimension 3, 3.5 and 4: Some actions of R. Thompson’s groups, and knot invariants

Seminar | June 25 | 9:30-10:30 a.m. | Calvin Laboratory (Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing), Auditorium | Note change in location

 Vaughan Jones, Vanderbilt

 Department of Mathematics

An attempt to use Thompson’s groups as local scale transformations on quantum spin chains led to the discovery of some geometrically defined unitary group representations. In particular for the same quantum spin chains that gave rise to the Jones polynomial via the braid groups, an alternative history would allow it to arise from the Thompson group.

EH&S 403 Training Session

Course | June 25 | 10:30-11:30 a.m. | 370 University Hall | Note change in date

 Jason Smith, UC Berkeley Office of Environment, Health, & Safety

 Office of Environment, Health & Safety

This session briefly covers the UC Berkeley specific radiation safety information you will need to start work.​ In addition, dosimeter will be issued, if required.

Expression of ethanol sensitive glycine receptors in several brain regions

Seminar | June 25 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center

 Luis Aguayo, University of Concepcion, Chile

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Synaptic glycine receptors (GlyR) are expressed primarily in spinal cord and brain stem neurons. GlyRs are sensitive to general anesthetics, neurosteroids, Zn2+ and ethanol. Recently, GlyRs were also found in other supratentorial regions, but their properties are largely unknown. Mesolimbic regions, such as ventral tegmental area (VTA) and nucleus accumbens (nAc), were also found to express GlyRs...   More >

Melanie Johnston-Hollitt (Curtin): The Phase II Murchison Widefield Array: Current Status and Future Plans

Seminar | June 25 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 501B Campbell Hall

 Melanie Johnston-Hollitt, Curtin

 Radio Astronomy Lab

The Murchison Widefield Array (MWA) is a low-frequency precursor to the Square Kilometre Array (SKA). The telescope operates between 70 and 300 MHz and is located on the Murchison Radioastronomy Observatory (MRO) in Western Australia. The instrument is operated by Curtin University on behalf of a consortium of 21 international partner organisations spanning 6 countries. The telescope was recently...   More >

Webinar: Applying for your Student Visa

Information Session | June 25 | 3:30-5 p.m. |  Online Webinar

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

This webinar will instruct newly admitted students to UC Berkeley for Fall 2018 on the U.S. Embassy or Consulate visa application process and entry to the US. Students will be able to understand what steps they need to take to apply for a non-immigrant F or J visa, know what documents they need to take to their visa interview and know what what documents they will need for entry into the U.S....   More >

Exhibits and Ongoing Events

“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.

Sustaining Grandeur: The First 100 Years of Save the Redwoods League

Exhibit - Artifacts | April 20 – August 31, 2018 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | Bancroft Library, Bancroft Gallery

 Bancroft Library

(Gallery is just inside east entrance to Doe) MARKING THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY of the founding of Save the Redwoods League, Sustaining Grandeur is a collaborative exhibition between The Bancroft Library and the League. The exhibition explores the organization’s first century protecting California’s redwood forests and the surrounding lands that sustain them, and looks forward to the League’s...   More >

Science Gets Graphic: Cartoons, Comics and Graphic Novels in the Sciences

Exhibit - Artifacts | April 23 – August 24, 2018 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday with exceptions | Evans Hall, Mathematics Statistics Library (100 Evans)


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 and illustrated texts to biographies and zombies teaching calculus, this display features illustrated works and graphic novels from our collections that aim to teach college students and the general public about science...   More >

Bearing Light: Berkeley at 150

Exhibit - Artifacts | April 16, 2018 – February 28, 2019 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. | Bancroft Library, 2nd Floor Corridor

 Bancroft Library

This exhibition celebrates the University of California’s sesquicentennial anniversary with photographs, correspondence, publications, and other documentation drawn from the University Archives and The Bancroft Library collections. It features an array of golden bears, including Oski, and explores the illustrious history of UC Berkeley.