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Thursday, September 20, 2018

Borderwall as Architecture: A Manifesto for the U.S.-Mexico Boundary with Ronald Rael

Lecture | September 20 |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Ronald Rael

 Arts + Design

Ronald Rael is an Associate Professor at the University of California, Berkeley, with a joint appointment in the departments of Architecture and Art Practice. He is the author of Earth Architecture (Princeton Architectural Press, 2008)—a history of building with earth in the modern era to exemplify new, creative uses of the oldest building material on the planet, and Borderwall as Architecture: A...   More >

The President

Film - Feature | September 20 |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 BAMPFA

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

An iron-fisted tyrant finds himself on the run—with only his young grandson as company—in Makhmalbaf’s modern parable of power and uprising, inspired by the Arab Spring and its accompanying discontents. A sudden coup turns an unnamed country’s once-powerful president and his grandson into fugitives; posing as street musicians, they seek refuge among the very people this dictator once oppressed,...   More >

Constructing Post-Imperium Identity: Taiwan and Eastern Europe

Conference/Symposium | September 20 – 21, 2018 every day | 10 a.m.-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS)

Efforts in Taiwan to create a new identity and nation-state as part of the process of democratization have much in common with the making of new identities and nation-states in democratizing Eastern and Central Europe, especially with the dissolution of the Soviet Union, Yugoslavia and Czechoslovakia. This workshop ...   More >

Amazon Tabling in 3rd Floor, Soda Hall

Miscellaneous | September 20 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. | Soda Hall, In front of HP Auditorium (306 Soda Hall)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Planning Your Pregnancy Leave (BEUHS315)

Workshop | September 20 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club

 Theresa McLemore, UCB HR Employee Relations Consultant; Sheila Taliafero, UCB Disability Counselor; Ann Gilbert, UCB Academic Personnel

 Be Well at Work - Work/Life

Thinking about starting a family? This workshop will provide information on leave policies, disability benefits, use of sick/vacation time, and options on when/how to return to work after having a child for both faculty and staff employees. Enroll online.

  Register online

IB Seminar: The Ecological Diversification of Coevolving Interactions

Seminar | September 20 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building

 John Thompson, University of California, Santa Cruz

 Department of Integrative Biology

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 >

Seminar 251, Labor Seminar: Topic Forthcoming

Seminar | September 20 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Kevin Todd, UCB

 Center for Labor Economics

Seeds of Resistance: The Fight to Save Our Food Supply: Book Talk

Lecture | September 20 | 2-4 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden, Julia Morgan Hall

 Botanical Garden

An Eye-Opening Exposé of the Struggle to Control the World’s Seeds and the Future of our Food

Ten thousand years after humans figured out how to stop wandering and plant crops, veteran investigative journalist Mark Schapiro plunges into the struggle already underway for control of seeds, the ground-zero ingredient for our food.

Free with Garden admission ($12); Free for UCBG members, UC Berkeley students, staff, and faculty

  Register online

Stan Ovshinsky: The Man Who Saw Tomorrow

Lecture | September 20 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 330 Blum Hall

 Lillian Hoddesson, Peter Garrett

 Center for Latin American Studies

Stanford R. Ovshinsky (1922–2012) was described as, “the Edison of our age” by The Economist. As an independent, self-educated inventor, Ovshinsky made fundamental discoveries in material science and created innovative new products, many of which contributed to advances in solar energy and climate sustainability throughout Latin America and the world.

Stan and Iris Ovshinsky diagramming the hydrogen loop in the 1950s. (Photo courtesy of Stanford R. Ovshinsky.)

Board Game Meetup

Social Event | September 20 | 5-7 p.m. |  Victory Point Cafe

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Come join us for an evening of board games at the famous Victory Point Cafe. It costs $5 to play, but then you get access to Victory Point's entire massive board game library for the entire evening.

Meet us at the cafe, and we'll have a table ready. Make sure so sign up in the link below to secure your spot at the game table!

https://goo.gl/forms/rNguRPVqE6YRqXVh2

Career Connections: Women in Finance

Social Event | September 20 | 5:30-8 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room

 Cal Alumni Association, Career Center

Alumni and student networking event.

Amazon Info-Session

Information Session | September 20 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Amazon

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

TBA.

Exhibits and Ongoing Events

ARCHITECTURE EXHIBITION: PLACE, CULTURE, TIME - DESIGN IN DRASTICALLY CHANGING CHINA

Exhibit - Multimedia | August 29 – October 21, 2018 every day | 210 Wurster Hall

 Environmental Design, College of

ON VIEW: AUG 29-OCT 21. Works of He Jingtang over the past three decades and their profound reflections on place, culture, time, and future urban development. Panel Discussion (at Bancroft Hotel) &amp; Opening Ceremony on AUG 30. Free and open to all!

Luminous Disturbances: Paintings by Kara Maria

Exhibit - Painting | September 10 – December 14, 2018 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | Stephens Hall, Townsend Center for the Humanities

 Townsend Center for the Humanities

Kara Maria's "cheerfully apocalyptic" paintings engage with a host of political issues, including war and environmental destruction. On display at the Townsend Center for the Humanities Sept 10 - Dec 14, 2018.

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.

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 >

The Karaite Canon: Manuscripts and Ritual Objects from Cairo

Exhibit - Artifacts | August 28 – December 14, 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

The Karaite Canon highlights a selection from the over fifty manuscripts he brought to California, along with ritual objects belonging to Cairo’s Karaite community.

The Worlds of Arthur Szyk: The Taube Family Arthur Szyk Collection

Exhibit - Multimedia | August 28 – December 14, 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

Auditorium installation of high-resolution images of select collection items.

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...   More >

Pièces de Résistance: Echoes of Judaea Capta From Ancient Coins to Modern Art

Exhibit - Multimedia | August 28 – December 14, 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 will be continuing in Spring 2019.

Notions of resistance, alongside fears and realities of oppression, resound throughout Jewish history. As a minority, Jews express their political aspirations, ideals of heroism, and yearnings of retaliation and redemption in their rituals, art, and everyday life.

Centering on coins in The Magnes Collection, this exhibition explores how...   More >

Project “Holy Land”: Yaakov Benor-Kalter’s Photographs of British Mandate Palestine, 1923-1940

Exhibit - Photography | August 28 – December 14, 2018 every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 11 a.m.-4:05 p.m. |  Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)

 Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

For nearly two decades, Yaakov (Jacob) Benor-Kalter (1897-1969) traversed the Old City of Jerusalem, documenting renowned historical monuments, ambiguous subjects in familiar alleyways, and scores of “new Jews” building a new homeland. Benor-Kalter’s photographs smoothly oscillate between two worlds, and two Holy Lands, with one lens.

After immigrating from Poland to the British Mandate of...   More >