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Thursday, September 27, 2018

Deportations: When Immigrants Are Sent Back with Rafael Alarcon

Lecture | September 27 |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Rafael Alarcon

 Arts + Design

A graduate of UC Berkeley, Rafael Alarcon is a senior professor at the research institute at Tijuana, Mexico, the Colegio de la Frontera Norte. He has published numerous articles and books, most recently for the University of California Press, Making Los Angeles Home: The Integration of Mexican Immigrants in the United States (2016). He co-authored the classic work on Mexican immigrants in the...   More >

General Counsel Institute

Course | September 27 – 28, 2018 every day | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Boalt Hall, School of Law

 Berkeley Law Executive Education, Peer 150

The GC Institute is an executive level program designed for high potential legal executives looking to develop and enhance their leadership skills. We are unique in that we focus specifically on legal leadership challenges, rather than technology, sales or general leadership as do many other programs. Our sessions are taught and facilitated by Fortune 1000 General Counsel and UC Berkeley faculty...   More >

International Spouse and Partner Welcome Reception

Reception | September 27 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. |  The Centre at YWCA Berkeley/Oakland

 2600 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

The Berkeley International Office invites spouses and partners of international students and scholars to attend the Fall 2018 International Spouse and Partner Welcome Reception on Thursday, September 27th.

Come connect other spouses and partners who are new to UC Berkeley and learn about campus and community resources in the Berkeley area. Children are also welcome!

Light refreshments will...   More >

Econ 235, Financial Economics Seminar: "Extrapolative Beliefs in the Cross-section: What Can We Learn from the Crowds?"

Seminar | September 27 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | C210 Haas School of Business

 Xing Huang, Washington University in St. Louis

 Department of Economics

Joint with the Haas Finance Seminar

Why Read Machiavelli's The Prince?: “Why Read…? Series”

Lecture | September 27 | 12-2 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Albert Ascoli, UC Berkeley; Julia Lupton, UC Irvine; David Marno, UC Berkeley; Nadia Urbinati, Columbia University

 Renaissance and Early Modern Studies, D.E.

Round-table and discussion

McNair Scholars Program Information Session

Information Session | September 27 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 554 Barrows Hall

 Juan Esteva, Director, McNair Scholars Program

 Office of Undergraduate Research

The McNair Scholars Program prepares selected underrepresented or low-income UC Berkeley undergraduates for graduate study at the doctoral level. The goal of the McNair Scholars Program is to increase the number of underrepresented students in doctoral programs.

SPH Brown Bag Research Presentation: Fighting mosquito-borne diseases with genomics, machine learning and likelihood functions

Seminar | September 27 | 12-1 p.m. | 5101 Berkeley Way West

 John Marshall, Assistant Professor in Residence, School of Public Health

 Public Health, School of

Malaria, dengue, Zika and other mosquito-borne diseases continue to pose a major global health burden through much of the world, despite the widespread distribution of insecticide-based tools and antimalarial drugs. Consequently, there is interest in novel strategies to control these diseases, including the release of mosquitoes transfected with Wolbachia and engineered with CRISPR-based gene...   More >

Deportations: When Immigrants Are Sent Back with Rafael Alarcon

Lecture | September 27 | 12-1:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Rafael Alarcon, UC Berkeley

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

A graduate of UC Berkeley, Rafael Alarcon is a senior professor at the research institute at Tijuana, Mexico, the Colegio de la Frontera Norte. He has published numerous articles and books, including, most recently, Making Los Angeles Home: The Integration of Mexican Immigrants in the United States. He coauthored the classic work on Mexican immigrants in the Bay Area, Return to Aztlan: The Social...   More >

Oliver E. Williamson Seminar: "Supply chain enforcement of labor law: Experimental evidence from Bangladesh’s apparel sector"

Seminar | September 27 | 12-1:30 p.m. | C330 Haas School of Business

 Laura Boudreau, UC Berkeley

 Department of Economics

The Oliver E. Williamson Seminar on Institutional Analysis, named after our esteemed colleague who founded the seminar, features current research by faculty, from UCB and elsewhere, and by advanced doctoral students. The research investigates governance, and its links with economic and political forces. Markets, hierarchies, hybrids, and the supporting institutions of law and politics all come...   More >

Secrets from a Baby/Toddler (SLEEP) Nurse (BEUHS368)

Workshop | September 27 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club

 Marsha Podd, RN

 Be Well at Work - Work/Life

Wondering how to initiate peaceful detachments at bedtime, encourage routines and cues for your baby’s/toddler’s sleep? With over 30 years’ experience working with infants and children, Marsha Podd will offer practical advice, knowledgeable insights and tips on how to create a healthy sleep environment for you and your family. Whether you are pregnant, have a newborn, or are raising a toddler (or...   More >

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(CANCELED) IB Seminar: Recent Advances in Fertility Preservation using Non-Traditional Animal Models

Seminar | September 27 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building | Canceled

 Pierre Comizzoli, Smithsonian's National Zoo & Conservation Biology Institute

 Department of Integrative Biology

Swahili Table

Social Event | September 27 | 1 p.m. | 140 Bear's Lair Cafe (next to Sproul Plaza)

 2465 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Center for African Studies

This is an informal gathering to connect with other Swahili speakers on campus and in the community. Each person will support their own beverage and/or food purchases, but we will provide the good company. And of course, Swahili speaking only! All skill and experience levels are welcome.

Karibuni sana!

Reply (just to me, elresor@berkeley.edu) if scheduling is an issue and we can revisit...   More >

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 >

Fireside Chat with the Dean

Special Event | September 27 | 2-3 p.m. | 5101 Berkeley Way West

 Dean Will H. Dow, Interim Dean and Kaiser Permanente Endowed Chair in Health Policy & Management, UC Berkeley School of Public Health

SPH Student Government

 Public Health, School of

Please join Dean Will Dow and the SPH Student Government for an open forum for all SPH students. Topics for this Fireside Chat with the Dean will include the proposed PDST increases for the next three academic years (2019-20 to 2021-22) as well as BWW updates and any other questions or concerns that emerge during the group discussion. Light refreshments will be served.

Fourth Annual IDV MPH Students Field Study Symposium

Conference/Symposium | September 27 | 2:30-5 p.m. | Berkeley Way West, 150 Colloquia Room, Berkeley Way West Building

 Public Health, School of

Division of Infectious Diseases and Vaccinology is hosting its fourth Annual IDV MPH Students Field Study Symposium. Please join us to learn the fascinating projects related to infectious diseases of summer field study of IDV MPH students.

Revolutionary Blackness in the Soviet Imagination

Lecture | September 27 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 300 Wheeler Hall

 Jonathan Flatley, Professor of English, Wayne State University

 Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES), Department of English, Townsend Center for the Humanities, Department of Comparative Literature

In the present moment, amidst a global rise of white supremacy and racism, this paper recalls a moment of state supported global anti-racism. It focuses on the work of Soviet artist Victor Koretsky, whose posters from the from the 1930s to the 1970s present black revolutionaries combating racist imperial capital around the world. My hope is that his work may stimulate our political imaginaries,...   More >

The Place of Paris in Vietnamese Diasporic Fiction

Lecture | September 27 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 691 Barrows Hall

 Karl Ashoka Britto, Associate Professor of French and Comparative Literature, University of California, Berkeley; Aimee Phan, Professor of MFA Writing Program and Writing and Literature Program, California College of the Arts

 Center for Race and Gender

Aimee Phan is one of a group of Vietnamese American writers whose recent work has grappled with the complex legacy of Paris as a site crucial to the Vietnamese diaspora and its imaginary. In his presentation, Karl Ashoka Britto will discuss Phan’s The Reeducation of Cherry Truong, a novel that tells the story of a Vietnamese refugee family split between the United States and France. He will...   More >

Hello, Shadowlands: Inside The Booming World Of Southeast Asian Organized Crime

Lecture | September 27 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Patrick Winn, Public Radio International

 Joseph Scalice, Department of South and Southeast Asian Studies, UC Berkeley

 Institute of International Studies, Center for Southeast Asia Studies

Mass media and Hollywood fixate on stories of Mexican cartels, Sicilian mafioso and Russian gangsters. But they've largely overlooked the growing power of Southeast Asian organized crime. Within the next decade, the region's booming black markets will be worth $375 billion — more than the legit output of many Asian countries.

These crime syndicates can corrupt governments, skew policy and...   More >

Mathematics Department Colloquium: You can hear the shape of a billiard table

Colloquium | September 27 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Moon Duchin, Tufts

 Department of Mathematics

A great deal of fundamental mathematics has been directed at the question of "hearing the shape of a drum," or reading geometric features of a plane domain or manifold off from its Laplace spectrum. I'll address a parallel question in symbolic dynamics: if you have a Euclidean polygon and only know the sequences of sides struck in succession by billiard trajectories—that is, the bounce...   More >

Teaching History Beyond Four-Year College

Panel Discussion | September 27 | 4:30-6:30 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 Mike Buckley, Convent and Stuart Hall High Schools; Adrianne Francisco, Drew School; Ashley Leyba, BASIS Independent Fremont; Joseph Nejad-Duong, Fremont High School; Rachel Reinhard, UC Berkeley History-Social Science Project; Tim Rose, Berkeley City College

 Department of History, AHA Career Diversity for Historians

Six alumni of Berkeley History will discuss their career trajectories and current work in education. The panelists work in public and private middle and high schools, community colleges, and in academic adjacent roles in higher education.

The panel and Q&A will be followed by a reception with opportunities for networking.

Thangkas, Texts, and the Silk Route

Lecture | September 27 | 5-7 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Ann Shaftel, Dalhousie University

 Center for Buddhist Studies

In a richly illustrated presentation on the challenges of applying conservation science to Buddhist sacred thangkas and texts, Ann Shaftel will include a discussion of the relationship between thangkas and texts, and the evolving function of thangkas in Buddhist philosophy, textural history and culture. The images accompanying her talk will feature Silk Route thangkas, and others from her 48...   More >

Inaugural A. Starker Leopold Lecture: Lecture by author Jordan Fisher Smith

Lecture | September 27 | 5-6:30 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium

 Jordan Fisher Smith

 College of Natural Resources

Award-winning author Jordan Fisher Smith will deliver the first annual A. Starker Leopold Lecture, endowed to remember the work of the celebrated UCB professor and eldest son of Aldo Leopold by bringing fresh viewpoints on conservation to the UC community.

Chaucer's "Parliament of Fowls": A Group Reading

Reading - Literary | September 27 | 5-6:30 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, 330, English Department Lounge

 Maura Nolan, Associate Professor, Berkeley English; Steven Justice, Professor and Chair, Berkeley English

 Lyn Hejinian, John F. Hotchkis Professor of English, Berkeley English; Jessica Laser, Berkeley English

 Department of English

All (faculty, grad and undergrad students, staff) are welcome to participate. "Bi-lingual" copies of the text, in the original Middle English and in a modern English translation, will be made available, and both Maura Nolan and Steve Justice will offer a few introductory words (on pronunciation of the Middle English and on the poem itself). This event is co-hosted by Jessica Laser and Lyn...   More >

Terner Center Open House & A Conversation on Rent Control

Lecture | September 27 | 5:30-8 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

Join the Terner Center for Housing Innovation for its fall open house event.

A Conversation on Rent Control + Fall Open House: Presented by the Terner Center and the Berkeley Real Estate Club

Panel Discussion | September 27 | 5:30-8 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall

 Ahdi Nagraj, SF Director, SPUR; Dr. Brian Asquith, NBER

 Matt Levin, CalMatters

 Dr. Jennifer Martinez, Executive Director, Faith in Action

 Terner Center for Housing Innovation, Berkeley Real Estate Club (BERC)

Rent control remains one of the most divisive urban policy issues, especially in the Bay. Come learn from a diverse group of experts about the research, trade offs, and potential paths forward. Panelists include Ahdi Nagraj (SF Director of SPUR), Dr. Brian Asquith (NBER/Upjohn Institute), and Dr. Jennifer Martinez (Executive Director, Faith in Action). Moderated by Matt Levin from CalMatters. The...   More >

VSR Social Mixer

Social Event | September 27 | 6-8 p.m. |  Daily Pint

 1828 Euclid Ave, Berkeley, CA 94709

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

On behalf of the Berkeley International Office, we would like to invite you to attend our Visiting Student Researcher (VSR) Social Mixer! All are welcome so feel free to invite friends, family or new colleagues.

Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

Covering and Uncovering Iran in the Age of Trump: A Conversation with Journalist Melissa Etehad (Los Angeles Times)

Lecture | September 27 | 6-7:30 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall | Note change in location

 Melissa Etehad, Los Angeles Times

 Persis Karim, Center for Iranian Diaspora Studies, San Francisco State University

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

As the profession of journalism has been attacked and undermined by the charges of "fake news" from the Trump Administration, many journalists are doubling down in the effort to cover important international news that so often has sidelined by domestic daily headlines. Reporting about Iran and US-Iran relations, covering the "Muslim Ban" and its impact on Iranian Americans, as well as...   More >

Voleon Group Tech Talk

Information Session | September 27 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Quantitative hedge fund and technology company located in Berkeley, California

Come learn more about Voleon and drop off a resume. Learn about how the Voleon Group applies data science and ML to their products, and stick around after the event to chat with recruiters.

The Voleon Group is committed to the development and deployment of cutting-edge technologies in investment management. We...   More >

Archaeological Perspectives on Fire and People: From Ancient Neanderthals to Contemporary California

Panel Discussion | September 27 | 6:30-8 p.m. |  Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center

 Kent Lightfoot, Professor, Anthropology, UC Berkeley; Ruth Tringham, Professor Emerita, Anthropology, UC Berkeley; Linn Gassaway, Heritage Program Manager, Lassen National Forest; Tim Gill, Visiting Scholar, Archaeological Research Facility

 John Holson, Principal, Pacific Legacy, Inc.

 Archaeological Research Facility

This event brings together archaeologists from UC Berkeley’s Archaeological Research Facility and the US Forest Service in a panel discussion exploring what we might learn from humanity's long experience with fire.

Death Cab for Cutie: with guest Cold War Kids

Performing Arts - Music | September 27 | 7 p.m. |  Hearst Greek Theatre

 Another Planet Entertainment

Death Cab for Cutie is an American alternative rock band formed in Bellingham, Washington in 1997. Death Cab for Cutie rose from being a side project to becoming one of the most exciting groups on the indie rock scene of the 2000’s, with their emotive songwriting and cross-genre sound landing somewhere between indie and emo.

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An Evening with Frederick Wiseman

Lecture | September 27 | 7-9 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Frederick Wiseman

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

In this lecture illustrated with clips from his films, Frederick Wiseman will address how he chooses a documentary subject, how he tells a story, and what factors influence his aesthetic decisions. Don’t miss this rare chance to hear Wiseman speak in depth about his work and the art of filmmaking. Check back in September for more information about this event.

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. 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

 Library

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

 Library

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 >

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 >