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Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Graduate Student Lounge

Miscellaneous | April 25 – December 12, 2018 every Wednesday |  Anthony Hall

 ASUC Student Union

Graduate Students! Take advantage of the Graduate Student Lounge at Anthony Hall. Study, grade papers, meet with other grad students.

 Graduate Students only! However, Anthony Hall can be made available to the entire campus and community for reservations at other times.

Computer Health Matters: User Friendly Workstations (BEUHS400)

Workshop | September 26 | 8:30-9:30 a.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

 Greg Ryan, Ergonomics@Work

 Be Well at Work - Ergonimics

Learn how to set up a user-friendly workstation and practice stretches to help relieve computer-related aches and pains. This workshop is required to qualify for computer ergonomics matching funds.

  Register online

First Take / Second Look: Exploring Unconscious Bias: Beeqi001-180926

Workshop | September 26 | 9-11:30 a.m. | 24 University Hall

 Sidalia Reel

 Human Resources

This workshop engages staff in a discussions regarding how we may be not always aware of how we may be engaging in behaviors that might be problematic for others, as well as what to do about situations where we may be on the receiving end of biased behavior. The workshop features interactive learning, variation in group size and discussions. The outcomes of the workshop are: • To understand what...   More >

Wellness Wednesdays: Elemental Yoga with Eugenia Park

Sport - Recreational | September 26 | 9:30-10:30 a.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Come join Eugenia in reconnecting with our elemental bodies.
In this unique outdoor yoga class, we will explore our inner landscapes through breath, movement and stillness, surrounded by acres of sensational gardens. This class is for every body. No experience necessary. Bring yoga mat and/or blanket.

$15 / $10 UCBG Member, Free for UC Berkeley staff, students, and faculty

  Register online

Keyboards and Mice: Ergonomic Alternatives (BEUHS401)

Workshop | September 26 | 9:45-10:45 a.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

 Greg Ryan, Campus Ergonomics, Be well at Work - Ergonimics

 Be Well at Work - Ergonimics

Learn about the ergonomics of keyboards and pointing devices, including appropriate workstation set-up, postures, and techniques for using them. Find out about the keyboards and pointing devices covered by the Computer Ergonomics Matching Funds Program. Enroll online at the UC Learning Center.

  Register online

Two-Year Home Country Physical Presence Requirement Workshop

Workshop | September 26 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | International House, Sproul Rooms

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

J-1 and J-2 visitors subject to this requirement must return to their country of legal permanent residence for two years or obtain a waiver before being eligible for certain employment visas such as H (temporary employment), L (intra-company transfer), or Permanent Resident status ("green card"). Not all J visitors are subject as it depends on specific factors.

At this workshop, you will...   More >

Publish Digital Books and Open Textbooks with Pressbooks

Workshop | September 26 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, Academic Innovation Studio, Dwinelle 117 (Level D)

 Maria Gould, Library


If you're looking to self-publish work of any length and want an easy-to-use tool that offers a high degree of customization, allows flexibility with publishing formats (EPUB, MOBI, PDF), and provides web-hosting options, Pressbooks may be great for you. Pressbooks is often the tool of choice for academics creating digital books, open textbooks, and open educational resources, since you can...   More >

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Grad Fair: University of California, Berkeley

Special Event | September 26 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. |  University of California, Berkeley

 Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership

Meet representatives from programs across the nation and in a wide variety of disciplines, who can provide the latest on admission requirements, fellowship opportunities, and other key information.

Representatives of the UC Berkeley Master of Engineering program will be in attendance.

GRASP Seminar: Reshetikhin-Turaev invariants

Seminar | September 26 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Aaron Brookner, UCB

 Department of Mathematics

Continuing from last week, we define "universal R-matrices" of Hopf algebras and the braiding structure of categories provided. This defines actions of the braid groups $B_n$ as morphisms of modules. We finally construct the RT invariants, as functors from the tangle category to these, and compute the very simplest examples using two methods. Lastly we provide references to the literature about...   More >

Machine Learning and Data Science

Career Fair | September 26 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Pauley Ballroom






A New Benchmark and Progress Toward Improved Weakly Supervised Learning

Seminar | September 26 | 12-1 p.m. | 560 Evans Hall

 Russ Webb, Apple

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

A primary goal of this work is to give a clear example of the limits of current, deep-learning techniques and suggest how progress can be made. The presentation will include a discussion of open questions, unpublished experiments, suggestions on how to make progress. This work is founded on the paper Knowledge Matters: Importance of Prior Information for Optimization by Gulcehre et. al., which...   More >

Foreign student emigration to the United States: pathways of entry, demographic antecedents, and origin-country context: A Brown Bag Talk

Colloquium | September 26 | 12-1 p.m. | 2232 Piedmont, Seminar Room

 Kevin Thomas, Associate Professor, Departments of Sociology, Demography, and African Studies, Population Research Institute, Penn State

 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.

Repairing the brain after stroke: a biomaterials strategy

Seminar | September 26 | 12-1 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Tatiana Segura, Duke University

 Bioengineering (BioE)

Stroke is the leading cause of disability due to the brain’s limited capacity to regenerate damaged tissue. After stroke, an increased inflammatory and immune response coupled with severely limited angiogenesis and neuronal growth results in a stroke cavity devoid of normal brain tissue. However, stroke also induces the formation of a pro-repair/plastic region in the area adjacent to the stroke...   More >

Plant and Microbial Biology Seminar: "Nutrient-Dependent Carbon Metabolism in Pseudomonas species and Implications in Biotechnology"

Seminar | September 26 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall

 Ludmilla Aristilde, Cornell University

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

Ludmilla Aristilde joined the faculty in the Department of Biological and Environmental Engineering in the Fall of 2012. While growing up in Haiti, her interest in environmental issues was sparked by witnessing the impacts of deforestation on the environment and the links between water pollution and health during an epidemic outbreak of cholera. The goal of the Aristilde Group is to contribute to...   More >

MVZ LUNCH SEMINAR - Jessica Castillo Vardaro: Ecology and evolution in spatially structured systems: From the MVZ to Kenya, and back again

Seminar | September 26 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 VLSB, Grinnell-Miller Library

 Jessica Castillo Vardaro

 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: Aleck Karis, piano

Performing Arts - Music | September 26 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music


Continuing its 66th season, the Noon Concert series features the Music Department’s varied and diverse performance activities. Inaugurated in 1953, these concerts are very popular and well attended by those on campus and in the wider community. Traditionally on Wednesdays and Fridays, each concert begins promptly at 12:15 and ends by 1pm.

Townsend Center's Berkeley Book Chat: Francine Masiello: The Senses of Democracy: Perception, Politics, and Culture in Latin America

Lecture | September 26 | 12-1 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room

 Townsend Center for the Humanities

Masiello explores the textual and visual representation of the senses during moments of crisis in Latin America from the early nineteenth century to the present.

Moving Beyond Recruitment: Supporting and Retaining Black Male Teachers

Colloquium | September 26 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 2538 Channing (Inst. for the Study of Societal Issues), Wildavsky Conference Room

 Travis J. Bristol, Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Education, UC Berkeley

 Center for Research on Social Change, Center for Race and Gender

While policy makers and practitioners call for increasing the number of Black male teachers, researchers find that this subgroup has the highest rate of turnover. Despite ongoing local and state teacher diversity recruitment efforts, there is a paucity of research that examines Black male teachers’ school-based experiences and decisions to stay or leave their schools. To fill this gap in the...   More >

After Cahokia: Indigenous Repopulation and Depopulation of the Horseshoe Lake Watershed 1400 – 1900 CE

Lecture | September 26 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 AJ White, Department of Anthropology, UC Berkeley

 Archaeological Research Facility

This study presents demographic trends from a fecal stanol population reconstruction of Horseshoe Lake, Illinois along with information from archaeological, historical, and environmental sources to provide an interpretation of post-Cahokia (> 1400 CE) population change.

Developing Healthy Sleep Habits (BEUHS058)

Workshop | September 26 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club

 Eve Fine, Golden Bear Sleep and Mood Research Clinic

 Employee Assistance Program

The importance of sleep is, perhaps, a given. Sleep is critical not only to our physical health, but also to our ability to solve problems, make decisions, and regulate our emotions. Yet for many of us, knowing how important sleep is simply increases our worries that we’re not getting enough. And, frustratingly, these worries can keep us up at night! Drawing from sleep science, this workshop will...   More >

IPSR Brownbag Talks

Colloquium | September 26 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 1104 Berkeley Way West

 Michael O’Donnell, PhD Candidate, BerkeleyHaas; Michael Rosenblum, PhD Candidate, BerkeleyHaas

 Institute of Personality and Social Research

An informal gathering in which graduate students and postdoctoral fellows present their work to faculty and students and receive suggestions and feedback. Our presenters are:

Michael O'Donnell
"Preference Reversals in Willingness-to-Pay and Choice"

Michael Rosenblum
“Tell It Like It is: When Political Incorrectness Promotes Authenticity”

See, Nudge, Control and Profit: Digital Platforms as Competitive Research Infrastructures within African Economies

Colloquium | September 26 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Laura Mann, Assistant Professor, International Development, London School of Economics

 Center for African Studies

This is one session in the Fall 2018 African Studies Colloquium series.

2018 Fall Colloquium

Forest Bathing with Hana Lee Goldin

Workshop | September 26 | 1-3:30 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Inspired by the Japanese practice of Shinrin Yoku, Forest Bathing has demonstrated benefits for stress reduction and cognitive function. Forest Bathing also offers us the opportunity to deepen our relationship with the natural world. By slowing down and opening up our senses, we may begin to notice incredible things that may have eluded us for our whole lives.

$40 / $35 UCBG Members and UC students, faculty and staff

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Getting Started in Undergraduate Research and Finding a Mentor Workshop

Workshop | September 26 | 2-3 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Leah Carroll, Haas Scholars Program Manager/Advisor, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research

If you are thinking about getting involved in undergraduate research, this workshop is a great place to start! You will get a broad overview of the research opportunities available to undergraduates on campus, and suggestions on how to find them.

We will also let you know about upcoming deadlines and eligibility requirements for some of...   More >

Topology Seminar (Introductory Talk): Deforming hyperbolic three-manifolds

Seminar | September 26 | 2-3 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

 Jeff Danciger, UT Austin/Stanford

 Department of Mathematics

We will study the deformation space of hyperbolic structures on a cusped hyperbolic three-manifold M and review Thurston’s theory of hyperbolic Dehn filling. We will then explore the real projective deformations of M and the local structure of the SL(4,R) character variety as a preview of the main talk.

Gilman Scholarship Essay Review

Information Session | September 26 | 2-4 p.m. | 160 Stephens Hall

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Are you applying to the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship?
Come to the Gilman Scholarship Essay Review and get feedback on your application essays from recent UC Berkeley Gilman Scholars.

The Gilman Scholarship deadline for Spring 2019 and Summer 2019 (early application) study abroad programs and internships is 9:59 p.m. on Tuesday, October 2, 2018. For more information or to...   More >

Weekly Coffee Break

Social Event | September 12 – December 5, 2018 every Wednesday with exceptions | 3-4 p.m. | Cafe International House

 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. It’s a chance to enjoy free coffee, share stories about your experiences on campus, and get to know Berkeley International Office advisors. All UCB students are invited. Students are free to talk about anything, but we'll also have weekly discussion topics to...   More >

Stability of geodesics in the Brownian map

Seminar | September 26 | 3-4 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Brett Kolesnik, UC Berkeley

 Department of Statistics

The Brownian map is a random non-differentiable surface, homeomorphic to the sphere, which was first identified as a scaling limit of random planar maps (Le Gall 2011 and Miermont 2011). More recently its connections with quantum gravity were established (Miller and Sheffield 2016). In this talk we show that the cut locus of the Brownian map is continuous almost everywhere, and discuss other...   More >

Berkeley ACM A.M. Turing Laureate Lecture: From Basic Idea to Impact: the story of modern cryptography with Shafi Goldwasser

Colloquium | September 26 | 3-4 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium

 Shafi Goldwasser, UC Berkeley

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Computer science inventions impact every aspect our life. At the basis of these inventions are ideas, stemming from curiosity driven research, which eventually found unimaginable applications, and morphed the world. In this talk, i will highlight this progression from idea to impact in the field of cryptography in the last 40 some years starting from public key cryptography through zero...   More >

Number Theory Seminar: Dieudonné algebras, the de Rham complex, and saturated Dieudonné algebras.

Seminar | September 26 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Ravi Fernando, Rahul Dalal, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

We will discuss Dieudonné algebras, the de Rham complex, and saturated Dieudonné algebras.

EECS Colloquium: The Benefits of Mixed-Signal Computing for Artificial Intelligence

Colloquium | September 26 | 4-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, 306 (HP Auditorium)

 Dave Fick, Mythic, Inc.

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Neural networks are making major impacts in all forms of edge computing, including computer vision, speech recognition, motor control, and more. Although covering many different applications, these inference applications share a common trait: their workload is dominated by matrix multiplies by static coefficients. Mythic has developed a technology to exploit that commonality by using embedded...   More >

Unraveling Controversy on Vexed Environmental Risks

Seminar | September 26 | 4-5 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Jeroen P. van der Sluijs, University of Bergen and Utrecht University

 Department of Statistics

Scientific assessment of many contemporary risks is plagued by controversy, persistent uncertainty, and polarized societal contexts. Decision makers often become mired in contested evidence, beset by uncertainties and contradictions. This leads to inaction on early warnings, paralysis-by-analysis, and erodes trust in science and its institutions. But why do controversies persist?

A new...   More >

Frontiers of human islet biology and diabetes genetics

Seminar | September 26 | 4-5 p.m. | 114 Morgan Hall

 Dr. Seung K Kim, Stanford University

 Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology

Biomolecular Engineering for Non-Invasive Imaging and Control of Cellular Function

Colloquium | September 26 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall

 Mikhail G. Shapiro, California Institute of Technology

 Department of Chemical Engineering

The study of biological function in intact organisms and the development of targeted cellular therapeutics necessitate methods to image and control cellular function in vivo. Technologies such as fluorescent proteins and optogenetics serve this purpose in small, translucent specimens, but are limited by the poor penetration of light into deeper tissues. In contrast, most non-invasive techniques...   More >

Topology Seminar (Main Talk): Exotic real projective Dehn surgery space

Seminar | September 26 | 4-5 p.m. | 3 Evans Hall

 Jeff Danciger, UT Austin/Stanford

 Department of Mathematics

We study properly convex real projective structures on closed 3-manifolds. A hyperbolic structure is one special example, and in some cases the hyperbolic structure may be deformed non-trivially as a convex projective structure. However, such deformations seem to be exceedingly rare. By contrast, we show that many closed hyperbolic manifolds admit a second convex projective structure not obtained...   More >

Big Ideas Contest: Information Session

Information Session | September 26 | 6-7 p.m. | Blum Hall, B100 Plaza Level

 Phillip Denny, Director, Big Ideas Contest

 Big Ideas Contest

The Big Ideas Contest kicks off with the 1st information session of the year! Get all the information you need to get started on your Big Idea — rules, requirements, eligibility and tips for participating in the 2018-19 Big Ideas Contest

Big Ideas fosters earliest stage innovators across the University of California through an eight-month process of advising, mentorship, and support. Since its...   More >

Toastmasters on Campus Club: Learn public speaking

Meeting | July 2, 2014 – December 18, 2019 every Wednesday with exceptions | 6:15-7:30 p.m. | 3106 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.

Holloway Series in Poetry: Sara Nicholson

Reading - Literary | September 26 | 6:30-10 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, 315, Maude Fife

 Sara Nicholson

 Department of English, Holloway Reading Series

Holloway Poetry Reading: Sara Nicholson

Reading - Literary | September 26 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, Maude Fife Room, 315

 Sara Nicholson, Holloway Series in Poetry

 Department of English

Please join is this Wednesday, Sept. 26 at 6:30pm for a reading by Sara Nicholson, this year's Holloway Lecturer in Poetry and Poetics. The reading will be held in the Maude Fife room (315 Wheeler Hall) and followed by a reception with refreshments in the English Department lounge.

Nicholson is the author of the poetry collections What the Lyric Is (Song Cave, 2016) and The Living Method (...   More >

Exhibits and Ongoing Events


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. 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.

Fiat Yuks: Cal Student Humor, Then and Now

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

 Bancroft Library

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.

Immigration, Deportation and Citizenship, 1908-2018: Selected Resources from the IGS and Ethnic Studies Libraries

Exhibit - Artifacts | August 31 – December 10, 2018 every day | Moses Hall, IGS Library - 109 Moses

 Institute of Governmental Studies Library, Ethnic Studies Library

"Immigration, Deportation and Citizenship, 1908-2018: Selected Resources from the IGS and Ethnic Studies Libraries" contains items from the Ethnic Studies Library and the Institute of Governmental Studies Library addressing historical attitudes and policy around immigration, deportation, and citizens' rights, as well as monographs and ephemera relating to current events.

The Handmaid's Tale: an exhibit at Moffitt Library

Exhibit - Multimedia | September 5 – December 31, 2018 every day | Moffitt Undergraduate Library, 3rd Floor near Elevators


The new Moffitt Library exhibit explores the themes and antecedents of The Handmaid’s Tale, this year’s On the Same Page program selection. On exhibit are library materials and quotes that demonstrate that not only were we wrong to say “it can’t happen here” - it has already happened, all over the world: Berlin, Nazi Germany, Argentina, and yes, here in the US.

 UC Berkeley ID required for entrance to Moffitt Library.

Califas: Art of the US-Mexico Borderlands

Exhibit - Multimedia | September 11 – November 16, 2018 every day |  Richmond Art Center (2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, CA)

 Environmental Design, College of

ON VIEW: SEPT 11-NOV 16 @ the Richmond Art Center. The exhibition, co-curated by Professors Michael Dear &amp; Ronald Rael, explores representations of the US-Mexico ‘borderlands’ in contemporary art. Free &amp; open to all!

Art for the Asking: 60 Years of the Graphic Arts Loan Collection at the Morrison Library

Exhibit - Artifacts | September 17, 2018 – February 28, 2019 every day | Doe Library, Bernice Layne Brown Gallery


Art for the Asking: 60 Years of the Graphic Arts Loan Collection at the Morrison Library will be up in Doe Library’s Brown Gallery until March 1st, 2019. This exhibition celebrates 60 years of the Graphic Arts Loan Collection, and includes prints in the collection that have not been seen in 20 years, as well as prints that are now owned by the Berkeley Art Museum. There are also cases dedicated...   More >

Art Wall: Barbara Stauffacher Solomon

Exhibit - Painting | August 15, 2018 – March 3, 2019 every day |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

The 1960s architectural phenomenon Supergraphics—a mix of Swiss Modernism and West Coast Pop—was pioneered by San Francisco–based artist, graphic and landscape designer, and writer Barbara Stauffacher Solomon. Stauffacher Solomon, a UC Berkeley alumna, is creating new Supergraphics for BAMPFA’s Art Wall. Land(e)scape 2018 is the fifth in a series of temporary, site-specific works commissioned for...   More >

Old Masters in a New Light: Rediscovering the European Collection

Exhibit - Painting | September 19 – December 16, 2018 every day |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Since 1872, the University of California, Berkeley has been collecting works by European artists, building a collection that includes many rare and exceptional works distinguished by artistic innovation, emotional and psychological depth, and technical virtuosity. Consisting mostly of gifts from professors, alumni, and other supporters, the collection continues to evolve, representing artistic...   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.

Face to Face: Looking at Objects That Look at You

Exhibit - Multimedia | March 10 – December 9, 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 >