<< Wednesday, October 24, 2018 >>

Wednesday, October 24, 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.

GWE Breakfast

Social Event | October 24 | 9-10 a.m. | 531 Cory Hall

 Graduate Assembly

GWE/GradSWE is hosting a breakfast. Coffee and bagels will be served.

Identifying and Addressing Workplace Bullying: Beomb002

Workshop | October 24 | 9 a.m.-3 p.m. | 24 University Hall


CITRIS Research Exchange Seminar with Dawn Song on "Oasis: Privacy-preserving Smart Contracts at Scale": Blockchain * Cryptography * Startups

Conference/Symposium | October 24 | 12-1 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, 310 Sutardja Dai Hall

 CITRIS and the Banatao Institute

About the talk:

Oasis Labs is building a privacy-first cloud computing platform on blockchain. With privacy built-in in every layer of the platform and a new blockchain architecture, Oasis is the first smart contract platform to provide security, privacy, and high scalability. Oasis technology’s unique properties and capabilities enable a broad spectrum of new applications from finance and...   More >

Edward Simpson | State Highway 31: A road trip through the heart of modern India

Lecture | October 24 | 12-2 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Edward Simpson, Social Anthropologist and Director of the South Asia Institute at SOAS, University of London

 Lawrence Cohen, Professor in Anthropology and South and Southeast Asian Studies, UC Berkeley

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies, International and Area Studies (IAS)

A talk by Professor Edward Simpson, Director, SOAS South Asia Institute.

MVZ LUNCH SEMINAR -Christopher Witt: Bird evolution in the Andes: The ups and downs

Seminar | October 24 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 VLSB, Grinnell-Miller Library

 Christopher Witt

 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 >

GRASP Seminar: General Relativity on manifolds with corners in the BV-BFV formalism.

Seminar | October 24 | 12-1 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Giovanni Canepa, University of Zurich

 Department of Mathematics

This week, the GRASP seminar hosts a talk by Giovanni Canepa (Uni Zurich) on "General Relativity on manifolds with corners in the BV-BFV formalism". Abstract: The BV-BFV formalism allows to treat field theories and their symmetries in a coherent way on manifolds with boundaries. It is possible to iterate the construction on manifolds with corners. We will introduce the formalism and the...   More >

Cracking the Code: Language, Learning, and Technology in Dystopian Times

Lecture | October 24 | 12-1 p.m. | B-4 Dwinelle Hall

 Aria Razfar, Professor of Education and Linguistics, University of Illinois at Chicago

 Berkeley Language Center

I draw on the NIDALS framework of language, learning, and identity and semiotic data visualization in order to better understand how “Trump” became an icon of a populist movement in the United States.

Paving the Way: Refugees in German Higher Education

Lecture | October 24 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Bernd Fischer, Deputy Head of Division, German Federal Ministry of Education and Research,

 Institute of European Studies, GHI West, the Pacific Regional Office of the German Historical Institute Washington DC

Many refugees coming to Germany are highly educated. In late 2015, at the beginning of the so-called “European refugee crisis”, the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research launched a 100 Million Euro four-year initiative to pave the way for refugees into the German higher education system.

200 universities are taking part in the programs rolled out by the German Academic Exchange...   More >

Noon Concert: Gospel Choir

Performing Arts - Music | October 24 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

D. Mark Wilson, director

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: Hertha Sweet Wong: Picturing Identity: Contemporary American Autobiography in Image and Text

Lecture | October 24 | 12-1 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room

 Townsend Center for the Humanities

Wong explores the intersection of writing and visual art in the autobiographical work of Art Spiegelman, Faith Ringgold, Leslie Marmon Silko, and other American writers-artists who experiment with hybrid forms of self-narration.

Rapid and Quantitative MRI of the Heart: Real-Time Imaging and Magnetic Resonance Fingerprinting

Seminar | October 24 | 12-1 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Nicole Seiberlich, Case Western Reserve University

 Bioengineering (BioE)

Magnetic Resonance Imaging of the heart is challenging due to cardiac and respiratory motion, and making quantitative measurements of tissue properties using MRI is valuable for physicians but complicated by this motion. This seminar will describe new techniques developed in the Seiberlich Lab at CWRU to accelerate data collection and reconstruction to enable real-time cardiac MRI and...   More >

You Want How Much?!: Perceptions of Extreme First Offers and The Men and Women Who Make Them

Colloquium | October 24 | 12:10-1:15 p.m. | 1104 Berkeley Way West

 Margaret Lee, Postdoctoral Scholar, Center for Equity, Gender, and Leadership

 Institute of Personality and Social Research

Much research has robustly shown that individuals benefit from making a first offer in negotiations and has advocated high offers for sellers and low offers for buyers. However, little research has considered how extreme (unreasonably high for sellers and unreasonably low for buyers) offers, as well as the negotiators who make them, are perceived. Experiment 1 found that, compared to moderate...   More >

Women of Mosul in the Age of Terrorism and Beyond: 2014 to the Present

Lecture | October 24 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

In June 2014, a terrorist group calling itself the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham also known as ISIS conquered the city of Mosul. They displaced Christians, enslaved Yazidis, killed Shia and Sunnis alike. Life in Mosul came to a halt. More than 9,000 Yazidi women were enslaved and more than 500 women were publicly executed in the streets of the city on multiple charges. 2,000 women from...   More >

Biafra at 50: A War Remembered

Colloquium | October 24 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 James F. Phillips, Professor, Columbia University Medical Center

 Center for African Studies

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

James Phillips with Ghana's first nurse to work at the community level

Living on Ohlone Land

Lecture | October 24 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. |  Freight and Salvage Coffeehouse

 2020 Addison St, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)

Speaker: Corrina Gould, spokesperson for the Confederated Villages of Lisjan/Ohlone

Haas Innovation Seminar: Who Profits from Patents? Rent Sharing at Innovative Firms

Seminar | October 24 | 12:30-2 p.m. | C320 Cheit Hall

 Patrick Kline, UC Berkeley

 Haas School of Business

Berkeley Journal of Criminal Law - Bluebooking Training

Workshop | October 24 | 12:45-2 p.m. | 110 Boalt Hall, School of Law

 Berkelety Journal of Criminal Law

We will be discussing how to effectively source collect and complete Bluebooking assignments to help ensure our articles are up to publishable quality.

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research and Finding a Mentor Workshop

Workshop | October 24 | 1-2 p.m. | 101 Morgan Hall

 Sean Burns, Director, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships, 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 >

From Dissertation to Book: Navigating the Publication Process

Workshop | October 24 | 1-2:30 p.m. | 309 Sproul Hall


Hear from a panel of experts - an acquisitions editor, a first-time author, and an author rights expert - about the process of turning your dissertation into a book. You’ll come away from this panel discussion with practical advice about revising your dissertation, writing a book proposal, approaching editors, signing your first contract, and navigating the peer review and...   More >

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EHS 201 Biosafety in Laboratories

Course | October 24 | 1:30-3:30 p.m. | 240 Bechtel Engineering Center

 Office of Environment, Health & Safety

This training is required for anyone who is listed on a Biological Use Authorization (BUA) application form that is reviewed by the Committee for Laboratory and Environmental Biosafety (CLEB). A BUA is required for anyone working with recombinant DNA molecules, human clinical specimens or agents that may infect humans, plants or animals. This safety training will discuss the biosafety risk...   More >

Topology Seminar (Introductory Talk): Introduction of geometric finiteness in hyperbolic space $ℍ^3$

Seminar | October 24 | 2-3 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

 Beibei Liu, UC Davis

 Department of Mathematics

The notion of geometrically finite discrete groups are originally defined by Ahlfors for subgroups of isometries of the 3-dimensional hyperbolic space, and alternative definitions of geometric finiteness were later given by Marden, Beardon and Maskit, and Thurston. We will focus on the definition given by Beardon and Marskit, and review Bishop’s characterization of geometrically finite discrete...   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 >

Department of Psychology Faculty Research Lecture: The role of self-distancing in enabling adaptive behavior under stress: Implications for emotion regulation and self-control

Colloquium | October 24 | 3 p.m. | 1104 Berkeley Way West

 Ozlem Ayduk, Professor, University of California, Berkeley

 Department of Psychology

This talk will describe a program of research on the emotion regulatory benefits of self-distancing -- the process of transcending one’s egocentric point of view in the here-and-now. I will present data from multiple levels of analyses (e.g., behavioral, neural) using a variety of research designs (i.e., correlational, experimental, longitudinal) that elucidate how and why self-distancing might...   More >

Constructing (2+1)-dimensional KPZ evolutions

Seminar | October 24 | 3-4 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Alex Dunlap, Stanford University

 Department of Statistics

The (d+1)-dimensional KPZ equation
\partial_t h = \nu \Delta h + \frac{\lambda}{2}|\nabla h|^2 + \sqrt{D}\dot{W},
in which \dot{W} is a space--time white noise, is a natural model for the growth of d-dimensional random surfaces. These surfaces are extremely rough due to the white noise forcing, which leads to difficulties in interpreting the nonlinear term in the equation. In...   More >


Film - Feature | October 24 | 3:10-4:40 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

The temptation is to take Bergman’s masterpiece for granted. It is probably the most famous of all those modern, post-Pirandellian films concerned with themselves as works of art. It also contains one of the most truly erotic sequences on film, demonstrating what can be done on screen with told material. An actress named Elizabeth (Liv Ullmann) elects to become silent and is put into the care of...   More >

Topology Seminar (Main Talk): Geometric finiteness in Hadamard manifolds

Seminar | October 24 | 4-5 p.m. | 3 Evans Hall

 Beibei Liu, UC Davis

 Department of Mathematics

In this talk, we focus on negatively pinched Hadamard manifolds which are complete, simply connected Riemannian manifolds with sectional curvature ranging between two negative constants. We use the techniques in geometric groups theory to generalize Bishop’s characterization of geometric finiteness to discrete isometry subgroups of negatively pinched Hadamard manifolds.

ERG Colloquium: Alasdair Cohen: Understanding and Advancing Access to Safe Drinking Water in Rural China

Colloquium | October 24 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 126 Barrows Hall

 Alasdair Cohen, Project Scientist, UC Berkeley College of Natural Resources and Berkeley Water Center

 Energy and Resources Group

This talk will center on UC Berkeley’s water-and-health focused research collaboration with the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (China CDC). I will discuss our 2013-2014 rural water treatment field research and explain how our analyses revealed that, among treatment methods, electric kettles were associated with the safest water, while bottled water was frequently contaminated...   More >

Safe Learning in Robotics

Seminar | October 24 | 4-5 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Claire Tomlin, UC Berkeley

 Department of Statistics

A great deal of research in recent years has focused on robot learning. In many applications, guarantees that specifications are satisfied throughout the learning process are paramount. For the safety specification, we present a controller synthesis technique based on the computation of reachable sets, using optimal control and game theory. In the first part of the talk, we will review these...   More >

Berkeley ACM A.M. Turing Laureate Lecture: Computational Complexity in Theory and in Practice with Richard Karp

Colloquium | October 24 | 4-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, 306 (HP Auditorium)

 Richard Karp, UC Berkeley

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Computational complexity theory measures the complexity of a problem by the best possible asymptotic growth rate of a correct algorithm for the exact or approximate solution. The phenomena of NP completeness and hardness of approximation often lead to a pessimistic conclusion. In practice, one seeks algorithms that perform well on typical instances, as measured by computational experiments or...   More >

Perivascular Stromal Cells as Double Agents of Adipose Tissue Health and Disease

Seminar | October 24 | 4-5 p.m. | 114 Morgan Hall

 Rana Gupta, Touchstone Diabetes Center Department of Internal Medicine UT Southwestern Medical Center

 Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology

Protonic solar cells by sensitization of passive ion-selective polymers with photoacid dyes

Colloquium | October 24 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall

 Shane Ardo, University of California, Irvine

 Department of Chemical Engineering

Most electrochemical technologies that operate under ambient conditions require ion-conducting polymer electrolytes. These polymers are passive in that electric bias drives ion migration in the thermodynamically favored direction. Recently, my group engineered two important features into passive ion-selective polymers to introduce the active function of photovoltaic action and demonstration of an...   More >

Lift Us Up Don’t Push Us Out! Book Talk and Discussion

Lecture | October 24 | 4:30-6:30 p.m. | 1102 Berkeley Way West

 Mark Warren, University of Massachusetts Boston

 Graduate School of Education

New book lifts up stories and successes in the fight for educational justice.

Lift Us Up Don’t Push Us Out! Voices from the Front Lines of the Educational Justice Movement (Mark R. Warren, Beacon Press, 2018) features voices from the front lines of a new movement for educational justice that is growing across the United States. Contributors tell their own stories of how black and brown...   More >

Buddhist Textiles Along the Silk Road: Material Evidence and Visual Representation

Lecture | October 24 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Mariachiara Gasparini, University of California Riverside

 Tang Center for Silk Road Studies

In the field of Buddhist Studies textual sources provide a fundamental ground to analyze and compare philosophical and religious contexts developed in various geographic areas of the larger Asian continent. However, as a non-verbal form of communication, textile material evidence and visual representation may offer a different intercultural perspective that clarifies Buddhist rituals, and...   More >

Facebook Info-Session

Information Session | October 24 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Please join us for Facebook Data Science info session. The event will consist of a Q&A panel about the application process, life @ Facebook, etc. and a live mock interview with a Facebook Data Scientist!

A Facebook recruiter will also be reviewing resumes of all the attendees!"

Food will be served.

The Distinguished Astronomy Lecture at UC Berkeley: From the Accelerating Universe to Accelerating Science

Lecture | October 24 | 6-7:30 p.m. |  Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center

 Robert P. Kirshner, Harvard University

 College of Letters & Science

Twenty years ago, astronomers were astonished to learn from observations of exploding stars that cosmic expansion is speeding up. We attribute this to a mysterious “dark energy” that pervades the universe and makes up 70% of it. Scientists are working in many ways to learn more about the nature of dark energy, but our reservoir of ignorance is deep. This talk will summarize the present state of...   More >

Toastmasters on Campus Club: Learn public speaking

Meeting | January 14, 2015 – December 18, 2019 every Wednesday | 6:15-7:30 p.m. | 3119 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.


Lecture | October 24 | 6:30-8 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

WED, OCT 24, 6:30pm. Please join us for a talk with the Fall 2018 Howard A. Friedman Visiting Professor of Practice, CED alumnus, and founding principal of Mark Cavagnero Associates. Open to all!

Mark Cavagnero

The Washing Society

Film - Feature | October 24 | 7-8:15 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Through creative juxtapositions of narrative and documentary elements, filmmaker Lynne Sachs and playwright Lizzie Olesker chronicle the disappearing public space of the neighborhood laundromat and the continual, intimate labor that happens there. With a title inspired by a labor organization of African American laundresses formed in 1881, The Washing Society investigates the intersection of...   More >

Exhibits and Ongoing Events

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 >

Boundless: Contemporary Tibetan Artists at Home and Abroad

Exhibit - Painting | October 3, 2018 – May 26, 2019 every day |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Featuring works by internationally renowned contemporary Tibetan artists alongside rare historical pieces, this exhibition highlights the ways these artists explore the infinite possibilities of visual forms to reflect their transcultural, multilingual, and translocal lives. Though living and working in different geographical areas—Lhasa, Dharamsala, Kathmandu, New York, and the Bay Area—the...   More >

Harvey Quaytman: Against the Static

Exhibit - Painting | October 17, 2018 – January 27, 2019 every day |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

The paintings of Harvey Quaytman (1937–2002) are distinct for their novel explorations of shape, drawing, texture, geometric pattern, and color application. While his works display a rigorous experimentation with formalism and materiality, they are simultaneously invested with rich undertones of sensuality, complexity, and humor. This new retrospective exhibition charts the trajectory of...   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 >