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Friday, January 18, 2019

Winter at the Hall

Special Event | December 21, 2018 – March 20, 2019 every day |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

This winter, visit the Hall for interactive exhibits, special hands-on activities, intriguing Planetarium shows, and more!

Spring 2019 EAP Orientation

Orientation | January 18 | 8 a.m.-12 p.m. | A1 Hearst Field Annex

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Berkeley International Office is excited to welcome you at Spring Orientation! We are planning a full schedule to introduce you to the campus, meet new friends, learn how to be academically successful, and provide opportunities to get your questions answered.

This will be a special session for EAP students during Golden Bear Orientation. Degree-seeking international students should continue to...   More >

Semi-Supervised Inference with Large and High Dimensional Data: A Semi-Parametric Perspective

Lecture | January 18 | 12-2 p.m. | 5101 Berkeley Way West

 Abhishek Chakrabortty PhD

 Public Health, School of

In this talk, I will consider SS inference for a class of standard Z-estimation problems. I will discuss first the subtleties and associated challenges that necessitate a semi-parametric perspective. I will then demonstrate a family of SS Z-estimators that are robust and adaptive, thus ensuring that they are always as efficient as the supervised estimator and more efficient (optimal in some...   More >

MRED+D Admissions Webinar

Information Session | January 18 | 12-1 p.m. |  Online

 College of Environmental Design

MRED+D Admissions Webinar

Wolfgang Kaleck: Law Vs. Power: Edward Snowden's lawyer

Lecture | January 18 | 12:50 p.m. | 170 Boalt Hall, School of Law

 Wolfgang Kaleck, European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights

 Human Rights Center, Human Rights Law Student Association, Miller Institute for Global Challenges and the Law, International Human Rights Law Clinic

Wolfgang Kaleck, best known as Edward Snowden's lawyer, is a human rights activist who has travelled globally for two decades to fight alongside those suffering injustice at the hands of powerful players. He is Founder and General Secretary of the European Center for Constitutional and Human Rights in Berlin and together with his colleagues and partners from around the world he brings legal...   More >

  RSVP online

Women's March Poster Workshop with the BAMPFA Art Lab and Masako Miki

Workshop | January 18 | 1 p.m. |  Pier 35, San Francisco

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

For Untitled, San Francisco, the UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA) presents a pop-up installation of its Fisher Family Art Lab, a participatory art-making space housed within the museum. Continuing the tradition of collaborating with artists and activists to create political poster art using the museum's Risograph print resource, the Art Lab has partnered with Bay Area...   More >

MeToo: One Year Later

Conference/Symposium | January 18 | 1-4 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, Booth Auditorium 175

 Kathryn R. Abrams, Herma Hill Kay Distinguished Professor of Law, Berkeley Law; Leah Benavides, Writer and Director; Aya Gruber, Professor of Law, University of Colorado Boulder; Lara Stemple, Assistant Dean for Graduate Studies and International Student Programs, UCLA School of Law

 Roxane Gay, Author of Bad Feminist and Hunger

 Russell Robinson, Walter Perry Johnson Professor of Law, Berkeley Law

 Center on Race, Sexuality & Culture, Center for Race & Gender, The Division of Equity & Inclusion’s Campus Climate, Affirmation and Empowerment Series

Center on Race, Sexuality & Culture and Center for Race & Gender present:

Friday, January 18, 2019
#MeToo: One Year Later
1:00pm to 4:00pm
Booth Auditorium 175, Berkeley Law

RSVP by January 11 for a free lunch:
https://berkeleylaw.wufoo.com/forms/metoo-one-year-later/

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 3 – December 29, 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 plants from around the world, learn about the vast diversity in the collection, and see what is currently in bloom. Meet at the Entry Plaza.

Free with Garden admission. Advanced registration not required

MENA Salon: A Middle East New Deal? US Withdrawal from Syria

Workshop | January 18 | 3-4 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

In December, President Trump ordered the withdrawal of all US forces in Syria, believed to number around 2,000. His announcement, which came after a phone call with Turkish President Erdogan, has been criticized on a number of fronts. On January 10, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo delivered an address at the American University in Cairo, which aimed to reassure regional partners that a withdrawal...   More >

Job Market Seminar: "Can You Move to Opportunity? Evidence from the Great Migration"

Seminar | January 18 | 3:10-4:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Ellora Derenoncourt, Harvard Economics

 Department of Economics

Field(s): Labor, Economic History, Public Economics

QB3 Postdoc Seminar

Seminar | January 18 | 4:30-5:30 p.m. | 177 Stanley Hall

 QB3 - California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences

Speaker 1: Lisa Alexander (Bustamante lab)

Kinetic analysis of cotranslational protein folding via single molecule techniques

Summary
Multidomain proteins may have altered folding kinetics on the ribosome compared to in solution. Using optical tweezers, we compare the folding of truncated and full-length isolated versions of a multidomain calcium-binding protein with stalled,...   More >

Bicycle Thief

Film - Feature | January 18 | 6:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

De Sica’s neorealist tale finds the despair of postwar Italy evident in the faces of its men. Though the film also explores how women cope with poverty, it devotes most of its energy to documenting Rome’s streets and the depressed, unemployed men who populate them, anxiously waiting for work. One such man is Antonio Ricci (Lamberto Maggiorani), who miraculously lands a job hanging movie posters...   More >

Performance: Anna Homler/Breadwoman

Performing Arts - Music | January 18 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Vocalist Anna Homler presents her performance persona Breadwoman, who lives outside of time and communicates with gestures and songs in a melodic, phonetic language that is both alien and familiar. Homler collaborates with local musicians and dancers across the US and Europe to bring Breadwoman to life. In 2016, Homler’s 1985 album Breadwoman and Other Tales was rereleased to critical acclaim.

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago

Performing Arts - Dance | January 18 | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

Program:
Program A (1/18 and 1/20)
Alejandro Cerrudo/Silent Ghost
William Forsythe/N.N.N.N.
Nacho Duato/Jardí Tancat
Crystal Pite/Grace Engine

Program B (1/19)
Emma Portner and Lil Buck/New Piece (music: Dev Hynes, with Third Coast Percussion) (Bay Area Premiere)

$30-68 (prices subject to change)

  Tickets go on sale August 7. Buy tickets online or by calling 5106429988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago performs Friday–Sunday, January 18–20, 2019 in Zellerbach Hall.

Nosferatu

Film - Feature | January 18 | 8:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

In Nosferatu, F. W. Murnau departed from the artifice associated with German Expressionism to invest the natural world with an unnerving incandescence that surpasses any studio-created image. Filming on location, he managed to draw from the jagged profiles of the Carpathian Mountains, and the narrow streets and distorted architecture of a Baltic village, the most horrific sense of all: that of a...   More >

Exhibits and Ongoing Events

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.

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 >

Ink, Paper, Silk: One Hundred Years of Collecting Japanese Art

Exhibit - Painting | December 12, 2018 – April 14, 2019 every day |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

BAMPFA's Japanese art collection began in 1919 with a remarkable donation of more than a thousand woodblock prints from the estate of UC Berkeley Professor of English William Dallam Armes. This exhibition features a selection of these exceptional prints, as well as hanging scroll paintings, screens, lacquerware, and ceramics that have entered the collection over the century since this...   More >

Arthur Jafa / MATRIX 272

Exhibit - Multimedia | December 12, 2018 – March 24, 2019 every day |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Arthur Jafa is an artist, director, editor, and award-winning cinematographer whose poignant work expands the concept of black cinema while exploring African American experience and race relations in everyday life. He has stated, “I have a very simple mantra and it’s this: I want to make black cinema with the power, beauty, and alienation of black music.” In his renowned work Love Is The Message,...   More >

Get Dancin’: Selections from the Collection

Exhibit - Photography | January 9 – March 31, 2019 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

The exuberance, romance, and beauty of dance are central themes in this exhibition of historical and contemporary works from BAMPFA’s collection. The selection is wide ranging, including prints, drawings, and photographs from the United States, Europe, and Asia. Among the highlights are two classic photographs of José Limón and Martha Graham by Barbara Morgan; George Bellows’s raucous image Dance...   More >

Masako Miki / MATRIX 273

Exhibit - Sculpture | January 9 – April 28, 2019 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Masako Miki was born in Japan but has made the Bay Area, and Berkeley in particular, her home for more than twenty years. In her work she remains close to her ancestral traditions, especially those that arise from her association with Buddhist and Shinto beliefs and practices, as well as traditional Japanese folklore. Her current work, she says, is “inspired by the idea of animism from the Shinto...   More >

Well Played! The Math and Science of Improving Your Game

Exhibit - Multimedia | November 17, 2018 – May 18, 2019 every day |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

You don't have to be a pro to know that math and science can help improve your game. In our exhibit, Well Played!, you can experiment with force, angles, and trajectory to get the highest scores you can with classic arcade games such as Skeeball, Pinball, and Basketball.

Want to improve your score? Try our interactive exhibits on the math and science behind force and trajectory, and then head...   More >

The Book as Place: Visions of the Built Environment

Exhibit - Artifacts | January 15 – May 17, 2019 every day | 210 Wurster Hall

 Environmental Design, College of

This exhibition of artists books centers on ideas about the built environment, curated by Berkeley-based book artist Julie Chen for CEDs Environmental Design Library.

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 >

Facing West: Camera Portraits from the Bancroft Collection

Exhibit - Photography | November 29, 2018 – March 15, 2019 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Bancroft Library, Bancroft Gallery

 Human Resources

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 >

10th Annual Plants Illustrated Exhibit: Celebrating Ethnobotany

Exhibit - Painting | January 18 – February 6, 2019 every day with exceptions | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join us for the 10th annual Plants Illustrated exhibit of botanical art in the Garden’s lovely Julia Morgan Hall. This year, the members of the Northern California Society of Botanical Artists are presenting the theme of Plants + People in this special exhibition titled Celebrating Ethnobotany.

Papyrus by Sally Petru