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Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Basic Needs Security Expert Panel

Panel Discussion | November 14 |  Alumni House

 Cal Alumni Association

The Basic Needs Security Panel is co-hosted by the UC Berkeley Basic Needs Security Committee and Cal Alumni Student Association. The primary goal for this event is to help BNS facilitate a discussion between a panel of experts from Senator Barbara Lee's office, the Nutrition Policy Institute, and the BNS Committee on the following topic: "What are some of the institutional factors that...   More >

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.

Industry-UCB-UEC Workshop 2018 (IUUWS 2018)

Conference/Symposium | November 14 | 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. | 3110 Etcheverry Hall

 Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME)

Workshop Day 1: November 13 (Tues)

10:00 -10:30 Registration

10:30 -10:35 Opening Address:
Prof. Kazuo UCHIDA, Executive Committee Chairman of IUUWS
Department of Computer and Network Engineering, Graduate School of Informatics and Engineering, UEC

10:35 -10:45 Welcome Speech:
Prof. Masayoshi TOMIZUKA
Department of Mechanical Engineering, Associate Dean of...   More >

SOLD OUT - Trees of the UC Berkeley Campus Walk

Tour/Open House | November 14 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | UC Berkeley Campus, Springer Gateway

 Botanical Garden

This tour will seek out the best of Berkeley’s fall colors as we use visiting the most notable campus trees as a framework for our walk. As we enjoy the diversity of species, you may learn a bit of history about the development of the campus and a few stories about the people and circumstances behind the plantings, the named groves, landmarks and memorial trees.

$20 / $15 UCBG Member or UC Affiliate, // The book "Trees of the UC Berkeley Campus" can be purchased in advance for $25

 SOLD OUT.

Olive (Olea europa) at Giannini Hall. This tree was planted in the late 1800's where Giannini Hall now stands, and was later moved to this location.

Global Social Venture Competition: Webinar on Social Impact Assessment

Information Session | November 14 | 10:30-11:30 a.m. |  Online Webinar

 Sara Olsen, SVT Group

 Institute for Business and Social Impact

Join us for an interactive session on Social Impact Assessment, led by Sara Olsen followed by a general overview of GSVC and the application process. Sara Olsen is a co-founder of GSVC, the founder of SVT Group, and has been twice named one of America's Most Promising Social Entrepreneurs by Bloomberg Businessweek. In this session, we will discuss social impact management and measurement in a...   More >

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Certificate Program in Project Management Online Information Session

Information Session | November 14 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Online

 UC Berkeley Extension

Discover how you can excel in the expanding field of project management with a UC Berkeley Extension certificate that meets the high professional standards of the Project Management Institute. This certificate is geared for those who are transitioning to a career in project management or those who want to sharpen their project management skills.

  Register online

Using Social Networks to Estimate Adult Mortality: Dennis Feehan, UC Berkeley

Colloquium | November 14 | 12-1 p.m. | 2232 Piedmont, Seminar Room

 Dennis Feehan, Professor, Department of Demography, UC Berkeley

 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.

Noon Concert: University Baroque Ensemble

Performing Arts - Music | November 14 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

Christine Brandes, 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.

Discovery and Digital Curation of Textual Archives

Lecture | November 14 | 12-1 p.m. | 254 Barrows Hall

 Adam Anderson, Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow, UC Berkeley, Digital Humanities

 Near Eastern Studies

In this talk I will introduce examples of "at-risk" textual archives from the ancient Near East. By exploring two ancient sites which have yielded large bodies of textual and material culture through illicit excavations, I will describe the latent archival organization found in the hoards of cuneiform tablets. Then, I will describe the computational methods that I and my colleagues have used to...   More >

Townsend Center's Berkeley Book Chat: Daniel Boyarin: Judaism: The Genealogy of a Modern Notion

Lecture | November 14 | 12-1 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room

 Townsend Center for the Humanities

Boyarin argues that the very concept of a religion of “Judaism” is an invention of the Christian church that was adopted by Jews only with the coming of modernity and the spread of Christian languages.

MVZ LUNCH SEMINAR - Phred Benham: Colonization of and adaptation to tidal marshes in the Savannah Sparrow (Passerculus sandwichensis)

Seminar | November 14 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 VLSB, Grinnell-Miller Library

 Phred Benham

 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 >

The Political Consequences of the Moratorium on the Death Penalty in 18th Century Russia

Lecture | November 14 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 270 Stephens Hall

 Elena Marasinova, Professor of History, Faculty of Humanities, School of Philology, Higher School of Economics, Moscow

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

Elena Marasinova, Professor of History, works at the Institute of Russian History (Russian Academy of Sciences) and the Higher School of Economics in Moscow. Professor Marasinova graduated from Moscow Lomonosov University and had a fellowship at the Max-Planck-Institut für Geschichte in Göttingen and Institut für osteuropäische Geschichte und Landeskunde at Tübingen Universität. She is a...   More >

Plant and Microbial Biology Seminar: "Hotwired Life: Biophysical Studies of Microbial Extracellular Electron Conduits"

Seminar | November 14 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall

 Moh El-Naggar, University of Southern California

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

El-Naggar leads the NanoBio Lab, which focuses on the fundamentals, implications, and technological applications of biological charge transfer, using environmental microbes as model systems. This is a highly interdisciplinary area, drawing from the toolboxes of nanoscience, condensed matter physics, electrochemistry, and environmental microbiology.

Wesley Valdes on "Times, they are a Changin ... Healthcare and the Connected Consumer": CITRIS Research Exchange

Conference/Symposium | November 14 | 12-1 p.m. |  Sutardja Dai Hall

 CITRIS and the Banatao Institute

About the speaker:
Dr. Valdes is coming on board at UC Davis Health to fill a role as the Principal Architect for Digital Health and as the Medical Director for Outpatient Telehealth Services. Dr. Valdes is an internal medicine physician trained in treating chronic wounds and tissue repair and will staff the new outpatient chronic wound clinic. Dr. Valdes enjoys watching trends in the tech...   More >

The Epistemology of Overconfidence: On the difficulty of being both wrong and knowing it

Colloquium | November 14 | 12:10-1:15 p.m. | 1104 Berkeley Way West

 Don Moore, Professor, BerkeleyHaas

 Institute of Personality and Social Research

In this talk, I begin by distinguishing three forms of overconfidence: overestimation, overplacement, and overprecision. Of these, overprecision (inflated confidence in the accuracy of our knowledge or predictions) is the most robust and least understood. I document its role in self-assessment, test performance, and macroeconomic forecasts. This leads to an epistemological exploration regarding...   More >

The Influence of Prevailing Ideology on Definitions in Duden Monolingual Dictionaries From the Third Reich Through the Reunification

Lecture | November 14 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | B-4 Dwinelle Hall

 Laura Sacia Bonicatto, Lecturer, Department of German, UC Berkeley

 Berkeley Language Center

Since 1880, the Duden dictionary has set the official standard for orthography and language use in German-speaking countries. Over the course of 138 years, there have been 27 editions of the Duden, including 7 separate editions that were published during Germany’s split into the East German GDR and the West German FRG. Since the publication of the first Duden, German-speaking countries have...   More >

Presumptions and Precarity: probing electricity infrastructure in Unguja, Tanzania

Colloquium | November 14 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Veronica Jacome, PhD Candidate, Energy and Resources Group, UC Berkeley

 Center for African Studies

"Modern energy for all", a broad initiative to connect poor populations to the electric grid, is generally thought to lead to reductions in poverty-induced vulnerabilities and is considered a primary strategy for meeting development goals. Indeed the main push for electrification projects in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) rests on the connection between the lack of electricity connections in SSA, and...   More >

Vero Jacome in Tanzania

Haas Innovation Seminar

Seminar | November 14 | 12:30-2 p.m. | C320 Cheit Hall

 Danielle Li, MIT

 Haas School of Business

Anti-Asian Racism at Berkeley: The Case for Renaming Boalt Hall: Presented by Asian American Law Journal

Lecture | November 14 | 12:50-2 p.m. | 100 Boalt Hall, School of Law

 Charles Reichmann, Lecturer, UC Berkeley Law

 Asian American Law Journal

Most people familiar with UC Berkeley School of Law know its traditional name and the name of its primary classroom building, Boalt Hall. Yet few know much about the man who gave the law school its name. A closer look at John Boalt’s legacy, however, calls for a reexamination of the law school’s continued association with the Boalt name, given the contrast between UC Berkeley’s values of...   More >

A Conversation with David Vladeck

Colloquium | November 14 | 12:50-2 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, Room 110

 David Vladeck, Georgetown Law

 Consumer Advocacy and Protection Society, American Constitution Society, Civil Justice Research Initiative, Center for Consumer Law & Economic Justice, Berkeley Center for Law & Technology

Please join us as we host David Vladeck,
former Director of the FTC’s Bureau of
Consumer Protection under the Obama
Administration. Mr Vladeck will discuss:
the future of consumer protection and
antitrust law, unfair and deceptive acts
and practices, privacy and data security,
and more.

David Vladeck, Former Director of the Bureau of Consumer Protection

How to Write a Research Proposal Workshop

Workshop | November 14 | 1-2 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

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

 Office of Undergraduate Research

If you need to write a grant proposal, this workshop is for you! You'll get a headstart on defining your research question, developing a lit review and project plan, presenting your qualifications, and creating a realistic budget.

The workshop is open to all UC Berkeley students (undergraduate, graduate, and visiting scholars) regardless of academic discipline. It will be especially useful for...   More >

A Conversation Across the Divide: David French and Erwin Chemerinsky Discuss the National Climate

Panel Discussion | November 14 | 2-3:30 p.m. |  Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center

 David French, Senior Fellow, National Review Institute; Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean, Berkeley Law

 Office of Chancellor

We are thrilled to welcome students, staff, faculty, alumni, and friends of the campus to the second event in the Conversations Across the Divide speaker series we are continuing to host this year. You can view the first in this series between Robert Reich, Chancellor's Professor and Carmel P. Friesen Chair in Public Policy and former Secretary of Labor and Stephen Moore, Distinguished Visiting...   More >

Applying to Study Abroad

Information Session | November 14 | 2-3 p.m. | 375 LeConte Hall

 Berkeley Study Abroad

What's next? Now that you know where you want to study abroad, it's time to craft a strong application. This information session will cover all the basic information on how to apply to Berkeley Study Abroad programs.

Topology Seminar (Introductory Talk): Background for research talk

Seminar | November 14 | 2:10-3 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

 Lev Tovstopyat-Nelip, Boston College

 Department of Mathematics

I will review the background material for the research talk, and explain its place in low-dimensional topology.

Bay Area Microlocal Analysis Seminar: Internal waves for (linearized) fluids and 0th order pseudodifferental operators

Seminar | November 14 | 2:40-3:30 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Maciej Zworski, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Colin de Verdière and Saint-Raymond have recently found a fascinating connection between modeling of internal waves in stratified fluids and spectral theory of 0th order pseudodifferential operators on compact manifolds. The purpose of this talk is to show how a version of their results follows from the now standard radial estimates for pseudodifferential operators and some results about...   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 >

Unimodular uniformization and random walks

Seminar | November 14 | 3-4 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 James R. Lee, University of Washington

 Department of Statistics

Consider deforming the path metric of a unimodular random graph by a (unimodular) reweighting of its vertices. In many instances, a well-chosen change of metric can be used to study the spectral measure, estimate the heat kernel, and bound the speed of the random walk. Even for extensively studied models like random planar maps (e.g., the uniform infinite planar triangulation) and critical...   More >

Cries and Whispers

Film - Feature | November 14 | 3:10-4:40 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Cries and Whispers depicts the final day of Agnes (Harriet Andersson), who lies in bed with cancer. Her most dear ones—her sisters, Maria (Liv Ullmann) and Karin (Ingrid Thulin), and a companion, Anna (Kari Sylwan)—watch over her. In a film as formal as a clock’s tick, Bergman restricts his palette to colors of blood, his close-ups to the image of the soul. The four women want strength to face...   More >

Number Theory Seminar: $p$-adic Hodge theory

Seminar | November 14 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Koji Shimizu and Joe Stahl, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

We will discuss comparisons with $p$-adic Hodge theory

ERG Colloquium: Bri-Mathias Hodge: Designing a Sustainable and Reliable Future: Simulating Next Generation Energy Systems

Colloquium | November 14 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 126 Barrows Hall

 Bri-Mathias Hodge, Associate Professor, Department of Electrical, Computer and Energy Engineering, University of Colorado Boulder

 Energy and Resources Group

This talk focuses on the challenges of renewable energy integration and the simulation methods and data being developed to help design future low-cost highly reliable interconnected energy systems.

"Molecular Simulations of the Coordination Environment of Metal-Organic Frameworks"/"Cutting Materials in Half: A Graph Theory Approach for Generating Crystal Surfaces and Its Prediction of 2D Zeolites"

Colloquium | November 14 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall

 Sudabeh Jawahery, Ph.D. student in the Smit Group; Matthew Witman, Ph.D. student in the Smit Group

 Department of Chemical Engineering

Designing a Sustainable and Reliable Future: Simulating Next Generation Energy Systems

Colloquium | November 14 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 126 Barrows Hall

 Bri-Mathias Hodge, University of Colorado, Boulder

 Energy and Resources Group

Power systems worldwide are changing rapidly in the face of the global challenge of decarbonization and the subsequent addition of more distributed and variable renewable energy sources. Since the power system is enormous in scale, has very long investment horizons, and stringent reliability requirements, changes to the system need to be thoroughly validated through computational simulations...   More >

Condition Number Analysis of Logistic Regression, and its Implications for Standard First-Order Solution Methods

Seminar | November 14 | 4-5 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Paul Grigas, UC Berkeley

 Department of Statistics

Logistic regression is one of the most popular methods in binary classification, wherein estimation of model parameters is carried out by solving the maximum likelihood (ML) optimization problem, and the ML estimator is defined to be the optimal solution of this problem. It is well known that the ML estimator exists when the data is non-separable, but fails to exist when the data is separable....   More >

Berkeley ACM A.M. Turing Laureate Lecture: Game Theory in Auction and Blockchain with Andrew Yao

Colloquium | November 14 | 4-5 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium

 Andrew Chi-Chih Yao, Tsinghua Univeristy, Beijing

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Game theory has provided a mathematical framework for addressing issues in many domains, including economics and distributed computing systems. In recent years the rise of novel commercial infrastructure, such as electronic auction (for on-line ads) and blockchain, has led to many new interdisciplinary studies involving algorithmic games. In this talk we discuss some recent work from this...   More >

VIDEO GAME Playtest!

Special Event | November 14 | 4-6 p.m. | 241 Cory Hall

 Nuclear Science and Security Consortium

The Nuclear Science and Security Consortium (NSSC) and the Project on Nuclear Gaming (PoNG) invite you to playtest a game called Signal, developed in partnership between UC Berkeley students and scientists from both Sandia and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories. Signal will be playtested in both a VIDEO GAME and BOARD GAME format. This game will be used as part of a research effort toward...   More >

Homeward: Life in the Year After Prison: IRLE Speaker Series

Lecture | November 14 | 4-6 p.m. | 2521 Channing Way (Inst. for Res. on Labor & Employment), Director's Room

 Bruce Western, Columbia University

 Institute of Research on Labor & Employment, Institute for the Study of Societal Issues, Thelton E. Henderson Center for Social Justice

What happens when people return to a community after incarceration? How do they look for work and housing? How do they manage their addictions or mental illness, and why do some return to prison?


In his talk, Western will bear witness to the lives held captive in America’s experiment with mass incarceration. Homeward: Life in the Year After Prison tells the stories of the men and women he...   More >

Representation Theory and Mathematical Physics Seminar: Gelfand-Tsetlin theory for Galois algebras

Seminar | November 14 | 4-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Vyacheslav Futorny, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil

 Department of Mathematics

Galois algebras is an important class of algebras with invariant skew group structure that allow an effective study of their Gelfand-Tsetlin representations. We will give an overview of recent advances based on joint results with D. Grantcharov, E. Ramirez, P. Zadunaisky and J. Zhang.

Bay Area Microlocal Analysis Seminar: Determination of space-time structures from gravitational perturbations

Seminar | November 14 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

 Yiran Wang, Stanford

 Department of Mathematics

We consider inverse problems for the Einstein equations with source fields. The problem we are interested in is to determine space-time structures e.g. topological, differentiable structures of the manifold and the Lorentzian metric, by generating small gravitational perturbations and measuring the responses near a freely falling observer. We discuss some unique determination results for Einstein...   More >

Topology Seminar (Main Talk): The transverse invariant and braid dynamics

Seminar | November 14 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 3 Evans Hall

 Lev Tovstopyat-Nelip, Boston College

 Department of Mathematics

Let \(K\) be a link braided about an open book \((B,p)\) supporting a contact manifold \((Y,\xi )\). \(K\) and \(B\) are naturally transverse links. We prove that the hat version of the transverse link invariant defined by Baldwin, Vela-Vick and Vertesi is non-zero for the union of \(K\) with \(B\). As an application, we prove that the transverse invariant of any braid having fractional Dehn...   More >

The Real Story of Trump and Russia

Lecture | November 14 | 4:30-6 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, Maude Fife Room, 315

 David Corn, Journalist and Political Commentator

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

David Corn is a veteran Washington journalist and political commentator. He is the Washington bureau chief for Mother Jones magazine and an analyst for MSNBC. He is the author of three New York Times bestsellers, including Showdown: The Inside Story of How Obama Battled the GOP to Set Up the 2012 Election and Hubris: The Inside Story of Spin, Scandal, and the Selling of the Iraq War (co-written...   More >

Linguistic Anthropology and Literary and Cultural Studies: A Mellon Foundation Sawyer Seminar: Session 3: Publics

Conference/Symposium | November 14 – 15, 2018 every day | 5-7 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Asif Agha, University of Pennsylvania; Virginia Jackson, UC Irvine; Constantine Nakassis, University of Chicago; Rosetta Young, UC Berkeley; Karin Barber, University of Birmingham; Francis Cody, University of Toronto; Nicholas Harkness, Harvard University

 Department of Comparative Literature, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

This is the third 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.

Radical Transformations of Self and Society: Towards a Critical Theory of Democratic Protest

Lecture | November 14 | 5-7 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 Maeve Cook, Professor of Philosophy, University College Dublin, Ireland

 The Program in Critical Theory

Why should we pursue a critical theory of democratic protest? Assuming that we should, what would such a critical theory look like today? My paper considers both questions, offering some partial answers. On my understanding, critical theory addresses normative questions relating to the good life for humans, to the kind of society that would enable a good life, and to protest as a means for the...   More >

Poesia y Mercadito: Enjoy a night of poetry and local artisans

Special Event | November 14 | 5-8 p.m. |  Latinx Research Center

 2547 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Alán Pelaez, Pushcart Poet

 Javier O. Huerta, Arte Publico Press

 Melanie Cervantes, Dignidad Rebelde

 Latinx Research Center

Enjoy an evening with community! The Latinx Research Center is hosting a poetry night with local poets and vendors. PhD student & celebrated poet, Alán Pelaez will be hosting and reciting their poetry, provoking our imagination & inspiriting our humanity. Javier O. Huerta will also be sharing excerpts from "American Copia" and "Some Clarifications y otros poemas" (published by Arte Publico...   More >

Self Defense for Self Determination: Intro to Self Defense and De-Escalation Strategies

Workshop | November 14 | 5-7 p.m. | Unit 1 Residence Hall, Putnam Main Lounge

 Mamie Chow

 Gender Equity Resource Center

This workshop will be led by Mamie Chow, who holds a 3rd degree black belt from Wild Crane Rising Martial Arts, a community-based school that trains in a contemporary style of Tae Kwon Do. Mamie's approach to self defense values social justice, preventing verbal and physical violence, and creating an encouraging space to practice self and community defense skills. In the last couple of years, we...   More >

Evening with Industry

Miscellaneous | November 14 | 6-9 p.m. |  Berkeley City Club

 2315 Durant Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Join Berkeley SWE and various large engineering firms at Evening with Industry for an evening of networking and fine dining at Berkeley City Club on Wednesday, November 14!

This year, SWE is inviting representatives from Google, Intel, IBM, AT&T, P&G, Dropbox, General Motors, KLA Tencor, Danaher, Accenture Labs, PWC, AECOM, Intuitive Surgical, STRIVR, and ZS Associates. If you’re currently...   More >

East Asian Union Night Market

Social Event | November 14 | 6-9 p.m. |  Lower Sproul Plaza

 East Asian Union

Come join EAU along with over 20 student organizations for a night of fun with new Berkeley friends. Feel free to fill stomachs with delicious food and drinks, while watching fun and amazing performances here on our Berkeley campus. This is a great way to spend time with your friends and fellow club members while giving you an opportunity to meet your community at Cal.

Participating...   More >

My Fight for Justice: With Dewayne "Lee" Johnson, Tyrone Hayes, and More

Panel Discussion | November 14 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Eshleman Hall, Senate Chambers, Floor 5

 Dewayne "Lee" Johnson; Tyrone Hayes; Kendra Klein; Diane Williams

 Berkeley Food Institute

Herbicide Free Cal is hosting a panel discussion with Dewayne "Lee" Johnson, the plaintiff in the Johnson v. Monsanto case, UC Berkeley professor and rockstar atrazine researcher, Tyrone Hayes, Oakland activist and gardener, Diane Williams, and Friends of the Earth scientist, Kendra Klein. This event was catalyzed by the recent Johnson v. Monsanto lawsuit, and aims to have an open dialogue with...   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.

ARCHITECTURE LECTURE: Carl Anthony

Lecture | November 14 | 6:30-8 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

WED, NOV 14, 6:30pm. Please join us for a talk with architect, environmental and social activist, and the co-founder of Breakthrough Communities Project. Co-sponsored by the Kenneth Simmons Community Lecture Endowment &amp; CED Alumni of Color. Open to all!

Diversity and Inclusion in Television

Course | November 14 | 6:30-9 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, Room 145

 Erika Green Swafford, Writer, Performer, and Producer, Universal Television; Evangeline Ordaz-Molina, Attorney and Writing Fellow, ABC Disney

 Henry Robles, Writer

 Russell Robinson, Professor, Berkeley Law

 Center on Race, Sexuality & Culture

Wednesday, 11/14/18
Diversity and Inclusion in Television
Room 145, Berkeley Law
Roundtable Discussion: 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Reception: 8:00pm to 9:00pm
Speakers: Erika Green Swafford, Evangeline Ordaz-Molina, and Henry Robles
Registration is now closed

This roundtable discussion with several TV writers will consider the extent to which Hollywood workplace norms are evolving after #OscarsSo...   More >

Adam Hochschild and Elizabeth Farnsworth: “Lessons from a Dark Time and Other Essays”

Panel Discussion | November 14 | 6:30-7:30 p.m. | North Gate Hall, Logan Multimedia Center (Room 142)

 Graduate School of Journalism, Human Rights Center

In this rich collection, bestselling author Adam Hochschild has selected and updated over two dozen essays and pieces of reporting from his long career. Threaded through them all is his concern for social justice and the people who have fought for it. The articles here range from a California gun show to a Finnish prison, from a Congolese center for rape victims to the ruins of gulag camps in the...   More >

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Berkeley Law's Center for Consumer Law and Economic Justice Launch Party

Special Event | November 14 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, Warren Room

 Berkeley Center for Consumer Law & Economic Justice

You are cordially invited to join Dean Erwin Chemerinsky and Elizabeth Cabraser in celebrating the official launch of Berkeley Law's Center for Consumer Law and Economic Justice. Opened in the Spring of 2018, the Center works to advance consumer rights and create a more equal society through research, advocacy, and teaching.

Cine Latino: Neighboring Sounds

Film - Documentary | November 14 | 7-9 p.m. | 160 Kroeber Hall

 Center for Latin American Studies

A palpable sense of unease hangs over a single city block in the coastal town of Recife, Brazil. Home to prosperous families and the servants who work for them, the area is ruled by an aging patriarch and his sons. When a private security firm is reluctantly brought in to protect the residents from a recent spate of petty crime, it unleashes the fears, anxieties, and resentments of a divided...   More >

As Above, So Below

Film - Feature | November 14 | 7-8 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Larry Clark’s portrayal of black insurgency is a rediscovered masterpiece. The film opens in 1945 with a young boy playing in his Chicago neighborhood and then follows the adult Jita-Hadi as a returning Marine with heightened political consciousness. It imagines a post–Watts rebellion state of siege and an organized black underground plotting revolution. With sound excerpts from the 1968 HUAC...   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

 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 >

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 >

Dimensionism: Modern Art in the Age of Einstein

Exhibit - Painting | November 7, 2018 – March 3, 2019 every day |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

In the early twentieth century, inspired by modern science such as Albert Einstein’s theory of relativity, an emerging avant-garde movement sought to expand the “dimensionality” of modern art, engaging with theoretical concepts of time and space to advance bold new forms of creative expression. Dimensionism: Modern Art in the Age of Einstein illuminates the remarkable connections between the...   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.

Facing West 1: Camera Portraits from the Bancroft Collection

Exhibit - Photography | November 9, 2018 – March 15, 2019 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. |  Bancroft Library

 Bancroft Library

The first part of a double exhibition celebrating the tenth anniversary of the renewed Bancroft Library and its gallery, Facing West 1 presents a cavalcade of individuals who made, and continue to make, California and the American West. These camera portraits highlight the communities and peoples of Hubert Howe Bancroft’s original collecting region, which extended from the Rockies to the Pacific...   More >

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 >