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Thursday, October 11, 2018

Rita Moreno: From Puerto Rico to Stardom with Fernanda Fisher

Lecture | October 11 |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Fernanda Fisher

 Arts + Design

Fernanda Fisher has been involved in the arts throughout her life. She grew up in NYC with both her father, Leonard Gordon, a cardiologist and her mother, Rita Moreno, an actress. Fisher will talk about Puerto Rico, her mother’s rise to stardom, and her own creative career. She attended Brearley School and danced under George Balanchine at the School of American Ballet. After moving to Los...   More >

Hardy Californians: The Life of Lester Rowntree

Lecture | October 11 | 10-11:30 a.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Lester Gertrude Rowntree (1878-1978) was a pioneering California native plant botanist and horticulturalist who popularized the study, use, and protection of native flora through voluminous writings, lectures, and photographs. As testimonial to Lester's important role she was named life-long honorary president of the California Native Plant Society (CNPS) upon its creation in 1965. However, the...   More >

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

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Applied Math Seminar: Reduced order modeling of multiscale problems using the Mori-Zwanzig formalism

Seminar | October 11 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 732 Evans Hall

 Karthik Duraisamy, University of Michigan

 Department of Mathematics

This talk will address the issue of closure in reduced order models (ROMs) and large eddy simulations (LES), leveraging ideas from non-equilibrium statistical mechanics. The approach is based on the Variational Multi-Scale method (VMS) and the Mori-Zwanzig (M-Z) formalism, which provides a framework to perform formal scale separation and re-cast a high-dimensional dynamical system into an...   More >

WMware Tabling in 3rd Floor, Soda Hall

Information Session | October 11 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. | Soda Hall, In front of HP Auditorium (306 Soda Hall)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Econ 235, Financial Economics Seminar: "TBA"

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

 Michaela Pagel, Columbia Business School

 Department of Economics

Joint with the Haas Finance Seminar

From One War to Another. The Armenian Experience and Its Impact on Germany

Lecture | October 11 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 270 Stephens Hall

 Raymond Kévorkian, Emeritus director of research, Institut Français de Géopolitique, Université Paris VIII, Saint-Denis

 Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES), Armenian Studies Program

Our knowledge of the impact of the 1915 genocide on German society has long been characterized by Germany’s commitment to the Eastern Front and by the experience of mass violence experienced by several thousand soldiers and officers who witnessed the extermination of the Armenians. But the most recent works, in particular Stefan Ihrig’s two books, have opened new avenues for studying the...   More >

Oliver E. Williamson Seminar: (Job Market Mock Talk)

Seminar | October 11 | 12-1:30 p.m. | C330 Haas School of Business

 Hyo Kang, 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 >

Finding Health Statistics and Data: A Hands-on workshop at the D-Lab

Workshop | October 11 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Barrows Hall, 356: D-Lab Convening Room

 Michael Sholinbeck, Public Health Librarian, Marian Koshland Bioscience, Natural Resources & Public Health Library

 Marian Koshland Bioscience, Natural Resources & Public Health Library

Participants in this workshop will learn about some of the issues surrounding the collection of health statistics, and will also learn about authoritative sources of health statistics and data. We will look at tools that let you create custom tables of vital statistics (birth, death, etc.), disease statistics, health behavior statistics, and more. The focus will be on U.S. statistics, but sources...   More >

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SPH Brown Bag Research Presentation: The Evolution of Death: A Positive Analysis (+jokes) of an Inevitable Outcome

Seminar | October 11 | 12-1 p.m. | 5101 Berkeley Way West

 Malcolm Potts, Professor of the Graduate School, School of Public Health

 Public Health, School of

Dr. Potts is an emeritus professor with a lifelong interest in offering family planning choices, including safe abortion. His current focus is on population growth and climate change in Francophone Africa. Potts is the founder chairperson of a small pharma company taking the Pill off prescription. He is 83: the actuarial tables show he should live another 9 years - although he would like to know...   More >

IB Seminar: Elucidating the evolution and effects of the distinctive gut microbiome of bees

Seminar | October 11 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Nancy Moran, University of Texas at Austin

 Department of Integrative Biology

Econ 235, Financial Economics Student Seminar: "TBA"

Seminar | October 11 | 1-2 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Dayin Zhang, Jun Aoyagi, UC Berkeley

 Department of Economics

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 | October 11 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Luigi Pistaferri, Stanford

 Center for Labor Economics

RefWorks: Save and Cite Your Sources

Workshop | October 11 | 4-5 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, Bioscience Library Training Room, 2101 VLSB

 Susan Koskinen, Head, Life & Health Sciences Division, Library


This hands-on workshop will give you practice in importing citations and creating bibliographies using the citation manager RefWorks. You can bring your own laptop or use our PCs.

What’s New about New Materialism?: Black and Indigenous Scholars on Science, Technology and Materiality

Lecture | October 11 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 691 Barrows Hall

 Center for Race and Gender

As the “New Materialisms” discourse continues to gain traction across multiple fields of inquiry, we come together as scholars of Xicanx/Latinx Studies, Native American/Indigenous Studies and postcolonial African Studies to open up a space of dialogue on the subject.

Seminar 242, Econometrics: "tbd"

Seminar | October 11 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Chris Muris

 Department of Economics

Linguistic Anthropology and Literary and Cultural Studies: A Mellon Foundation Sawyer Seminar: Session 2: Sound

Conference/Symposium | October 10 – 11, 2018 every day | 5-7 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Miyako Inoue, Stanford University; Tom McEnaney, UC Berkeley; Amanda Weidman, Bryn Mawr College; Paja Faudree, Brown University; Dan Fisher, UC Berkeley

 Department of Comparative Literature, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

This is the second of seven two-day meetings of a Mellon Foundation Sawyer Seminar that will take place throughout 2018-2019. The seminar aims to explore the potential of a set of concepts, tools, and critical practices developed in the field of linguistic anthropology for work being done in the fields of literary and cultural criticism.

Human Rights and International Gender Justice: A conversation with Navi Pillay, former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and international judge

Presentation | October 11 | 5:30-7 p.m. | 132 Boalt Hall, School of Law

 Navi Pillay

 Law, Boalt School of

In less than a generation, world opinion has shifted from viewing wartime rape as a crime of passion to a weapon of war and social control. As an international criminal court judge, Pillay authored the landmark case that recognized rape as a crime of genocide. On the 20th anniversary of the creation of the International Criminal Court, Pillay will help us reflect on the international achievements...   More >

Escritura, Trama Y Deseo (Writing, Plot And Desire) with Diamela Eltit

Lecture | October 11 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, Townsend Center

 Diamela Eltit

 Arts Research Center

Escritura, Trama Y Deseo (Writing, Plot And Desire) with Diamela Eltit
Thursday, October 11, 2018
Geballe Room, Townsend Center for the Humanities

Diamela Eltit

VmWare Coding Challenge

Information Session | October 11 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)


 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

A Reading by Paul Muldoon

Reading - Literary | October 11 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, 315 - Maude Fife Room

 Paul Muldoon

 Institute of European Studies - Irish Studies Program, Irish Arts & Writers Festival, Consulate General of Ireland in San Francisco

The Pulitzer Prize-winning Irish poet and recipient of HM Queen Elizabeth’s Gold Medal for Poetry for 2017 visits the UC Berkeley campus for a reading of his recent and classic work.

James Bay

Performing Arts - Music | October 11 | 6 p.m. |  Hearst Greek Theatre

 Another Planet Entertainment

Three-time GRAMMY® Award-nominated and BRIT Award-winning multiplatinum singer-songwriter James Bay will release his anxiously awaited second full-length album, Electric Light on Friday, May 18, 2018 via [Republic Records].

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Alianza's Latinx Heritage Month Celebration

Social Event | October 11 | 7:15-10 p.m. | La Peña Cultural Center Theater, Theater

 3105 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94705

 Alianza Staff Association, Chicanx Latinx Student Development, UC Berkeley Chicanx Latinx Alumni Association, La Colectiva, Danza In Xochitl In Cuicatl

Join the Alianza Staff Association at an established community venue that promotes "social justice, arts participation, and intercultural understanding" where we will celebrate the complex story of Latinx peoples.
Featuring live music by Caña, dance music by DJ Lautaro, Danza Mexica by In Xochitl In Cuicatl, refreshments, and more!

$0 Suggested donations of $10+ to cover costs of event

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70 Scenes of Halloween: A play by Jeffrey M Jones

Performing Arts - Theater | October 11 – 13, 2018 every day | 8-9 p.m. |  Zellerbach Playhouse

 Department of Theater, Dance & Performance Studies

70 SCENES OF HALLOWEEN is a spooky, scrambled, and sly comedy that transforms the unraveling of a marriage into a frighteningly funny romp. A young couple seems set to spend Halloween on their couch in a state of mild boredom. But dark forces emerge and they must contend with ghosts and witches banging on windows and wielding butcher knives!


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70 SCENES OF HALLOWEEN, a play by Jeffrey M Jones

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. 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.

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 @ Richmond Art Center. The exhibition, co-curated by Professors Michael Dear &amp; Ronald Rael, explores representations of the US-Mexico ‘borderlands’ in contemporary art. Opening reception on SEPT 8 from 5-7pm. 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 >

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 >