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Wednesday, March 20, 2019

African Film Festival 2019

Film - Series | March 2 – May 10, 2019 every day |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

March 2–May 10, 2019

This year’s edition of the African Film Festival highlights the best of both new African cinema and films of the black diaspora. We pay tribute to the great director Bill Gunn—also an actor, playwright, and novelist—with new restorations of two genre-benders, his radical horror film Ganja & Hess and his “meta–soap opera” Personal Problems. The latter was conceived by...   More >

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!

Through the Learner's Lens: A Student Learning Center Photo Contest

Miscellaneous | February 25 – March 22, 2019 every day |  César E. Chávez Student Center

 Student Learning Center

The UC Berkeley Student Learning Center is excited to invite submissions for our first ever photo contest! We’re calling on the creativity of our campus community to build a collection of images that showcase the diverse ways learning takes place in and through the Student Learning Center. We invite you to share moments in the learning process that excite you, challenge you, and encapsulate the...   More >

2019 QBI/Institut Pasteur Symposium on Infectious Disease

Conference/Symposium | March 19 – 20, 2019 every day | Gladstone Institutes, Mahley Auditorium

 1650 Owwens Street, San Francisco, CA

 QB3 - California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences


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Dear QB3-Berkeley researchers,
Please note this upcoming symposium on infectious disease, set for March 18-19 at the Gladstone Institutes. A flyer is attached.


The Quantitative Biosciences Institute (QBI), QB3 and Gladstone...   More >

Identifying and Addressing Workplace Bullying

Course | March 20 | 9 a.m.-3 p.m. | 24 University Hall

 Staff Ombuds Office

Participants will learn about how to recognize bullying behavior; what climates encourage bullying; the impact of workplace bullying; options for how bystanders can effectively respond; and constructive approaches to dealing with workplace bullies. Info is included from Human Resources, regarding the role of HR in cases of workplace bullying and the University complaint process.

 open to all UCB Staff. Register online

Brown Bag Lunch on Parks, Conservation, and Your Career

Special Event | March 20 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 139 Mulford Hall

 Jon Jarvis, Executive Director, Institute for Parks, People, and Biodiversity; Patrick Gonzalez, Principal Climate Change Specialist, National Park Service; Sarah Allen, Science Program Leader, National Park Service

 California Outdoor Engagement Coalition

The Institute for Parks, People, and Biodiversity is excited to announce an opportunity for students to join Jon Jarvis, Sarah Allen, and Patrick Gonzalez for a monthly one hour event where they can ask questions and seek advice about the National Park Service, climate change, careers, conservation, and much more. Students can learn more and RSVP here. Space is limited, you must RSVP to attend...   More >

  RSVP online or or by emailing rhoniedee1993@berkeley.edu by March 19.

Townsend Center's Berkeley Book Chat with Mary Ann Smart: Waiting for Verdi: Opera and Political Opinion in Nineteenth-Century Italy, 1815-1848

Lecture | March 20 | 12-1 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall

 Townsend Center for the Humanities

Smart explores how nineteenth-century Italian opera sparked political change by making the newly engaged spectator in the opera house into an actor on the political stage.

The Amethyst Mining Settlements of Wadi el-Hudi, Egypt

Lecture | March 20 | 12-1 p.m. | 254 Barrows Hall

 Brooke Norton, PhD Candidate, UC Berkeley, Department of Near Eastern Studies

 Near Eastern Studies

Most notable for the numerous ancient amethyst mines, associated settlements, and rock inscriptions dating to the Middle Kingdom and Greco-Roman period, Wadi el-Hudi contains dozens of archaeological sites dating from the Paleolithic to the Islamic Period in the Eastern Desert south of Aswan. Recent work by the Wadi el-Hudi Expedition mapping, 3D modeling, and surveying has provided us with...   More >

TAYLOR WHITE ENDOWED LECTURE: "Tracking and tackling emerging fungal threats"

Seminar | March 20 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall

 Matthew Fisher, Imperial College London

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

Matthew Fisher is a Professor of Fungal Disease Epidemiology and Faculty of Medicine at the School of Public Health, at Imperial College London. His research uses an evolutionary framework to investigate the biological and environmental factors that are driving emerging fungal diseases in both human, wildlife and plant species. In 2005 he received the Berkeley Award from the British Mycological...   More >

Precision profiling of microbiome-host interactions

Seminar | March 20 | 12-1 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 lwijn De Vlaminck, Cornell University

 Bioengineering (BioE)

Despite the centrality of microbes to human health, we know very little about how microbes interact with each other and their environment. This lack of understanding is due to fundamental limitations of existing tools to study microbiomes and microbiome-host interactions. In this talk, I will describe key limitations of existing tools, and I will provide solutions. First, I will discuss the...   More >

MVZ LUNCH SEMINAR - Melissa Hawkins: Using genomics to understand the evolution and biogeography of mammalian adaptive radiations

Seminar | March 20 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 VLSB, Grinnell-Miller Library

 Melissa Hawkins

 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 >

Noon Concert: Jihye Chang, piano

Performing Arts - Music | March 20 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

"From Clara to Natalie - 9 women composers and their works"

Commencing its 67th 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...   More >

CITRIS Research Exchange with Prasant Mohopatra

Conference/Symposium | March 20 | 12-1 p.m. | 310 Sutardja Dai Hall

 CITRIS and the Banatao Institute

About the speaker:

Dr. Prasant Mohapatra is serving as the Vice Chancellor for Research at University of California, Davis. He is also a Professor in the Department of Computer Science and served as the Dean and Vice-Provost of Graduate Studies at University of California, Davis during 2016-18. He served as an Associate Chancellor during 2014-16, and the Interim Vice-Provost and CIO of UC...   More >

SOLD OUT - Spring Equinox Sound Bath

Special Event | March 20 | 12-1 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Celebrate the first day of spring with this special concert of quartz crystal singing bowls and finely tuned gongs at the UC Botanical Garden.

$25, $20 Garden members

 SOLD OUT - please email gardenprograms@berkeley.edu to be added to the waitlist.

The Etruscans Outside the Box: Ancient and Modern Tomb Biographies

Lecture | March 20 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Lisa Pieraccini, History of Art, UC Berkeley

 Archaeological Research Facility

This presentation explores three different examples of Etruscan tomb biographies literally “outside the box” with new evidence of prestige items, new discoveries of Etruscan tomb groups, as well how the Etruscans were appropriated at the turn of the 20th century.

Perspective From a Nordic Country: Finland on World Affairs

Lecture | March 20 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Kirsti Kauppi, Ambassador of Finland to the United States

 Institute of European Studies, Nordic Studies Program

Kirsti Kauppi, Ambassador of Finland to the United States, will discuss topical international issues as seen from Finland, a Nordic country, a staunch member of the European Union and a close partner but not a member of NATO. The state of the transatlantic relations is fundamentally important for a small nation like Finland that depends on a rules-based international system. What are the Finns...   More >

Ambassador Kirsti Kauppi

Biology as information dynamics

Seminar | March 20 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 560 Evans Hall

 John Baez, UC Riverside

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

If biology is the study of self-replicating entities, and we want to understand the role of information, it makes sense to see how information theory is connected to the ‘replicator equation’ — a simple model of population dynamics for self-replicating entities. The relevant concept of information turns out to be the information of one probability distribution relative to another, also known as...   More >

Creativity and Your Health (BEUHS667)

Workshop | March 20 | 12:10-1 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

 Jennifer Guerra, MA

 Be Well at Work - Wellness

Engaging in creative activities allows us to be more productive, balanced, and calm in everyday life. Explore your creativity through simple, guided exercises, and learn how engaging in creative activities can benefit your health.

This workshop will build on the Fall 2018 workshop by reviewing the health benefits of creative activities, digging deeper into physiological effects, and introduce...   More >

Be Well at Work: Creativity and Your Health

Workshop | March 20 | 12:10-1 p.m. |  Tang Center, University Health Services

 Jen Guerra

 Human Resources

Engaging in creative activities allows us to be more productive, balanced, and calm in everyday life. Explore your creativity through simple, guided exercises, and learn how engaging in creative activities can benefit your health.

This workshop will build on the Fall 2018 workshop by reviewing the health benefits of creative activities, digging deeper into physiological effects, and introduce...   More >

Guided Tours: Hans Hofmann

Tour/Open House | March 20 | 12:15 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Explore Hans Hofmann’s dynamic and influential work with guided tours on selected Wednesdays, Sundays, and Free First Thursdays.

Neguin Yavari: "Shifting Modes of Piety in the Early Modern Islamic World"

Lecture | March 20 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Dr. Neguin Yavari

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

If by any one thing, it is religious transformation that marks early modern history. Confessional and pietist movements, both European firsts, are prominent examples of such catalysts for change. In large parts of the Islamic world in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, it was Sufi piety that carried the day. The historiographical record reveals strikingly new imaginaires and novel modes of...   More >

Defining Roles. Representations of Lumumba and his Independence Speech in Congolese and Belgian Literature

Colloquium | March 20 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Lieselot De Taeye, Visiting Student Researcher, Institute of European Studies, PhD Candidate in Dutch Literature at Vrije Universiteit Brussel

 Center for African Studies

On June 30th 1960, Congo declared its independence from Belgium. In his speech at the ceremony, the Belgian King Baudouin applauded the work of his countrymen during the colonial period, calling his great-granduncle Leopold II, who was responsible for the death of approximately ten million Congolese people, a ‘genius’. Patrice Lumumba, the first Congolese Prime Minister, gave a now-famous speech...   More >

Harmonic Analysis Seminar: The epsilon-removal principle

Seminar | March 20 | 1:10-2 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

 Zirui Zhou, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

The $\varepsilon $–removal lemma of Tao converts a near-global family of bounds $\|Tf\|_{L^q(B(0,r)} \le O(r^\varepsilon \|f\|_{L^p})$ (as $r\to \infty $) to $\|Tf\|_{L^q(\mathbb R^d)} \le O( \|f\|_{L^{p+\delta }})$, for certain specific linear operators $T$. If the former holds for all positive $\varepsilon >0$ then one obtains a global bound with any exponent strictly $ >p$ on the right-hand...   More >

Workspace for Working on Your Human Subjects Protocol

Workshop | March 20 | 1:30-5 p.m. | 2414 Dwinelle Hall

 Leah Carroll, UC Berkeley Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

 UC Berkeley Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

Come work on your human subjects protocol in a space where others are doing the same, and one representative of the Haas Scholars or SURF program will be present to answer questions and guide you.

Topology Seminar (Introductory Talk): Building blocks for hyperbolic manifolds

Seminar | March 20 | 2-3 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall | Note change in location

 Matthew Stover, Temple University

 Department of Mathematics

I'll introduce three ways to build hyperbolic manifolds: arithmetic groups, "interbreeding", and "inbreeding". The first is purely algebraic. The second leads to the famous nonarithmetic examples of Gromov and Piatetski-Shapiro. The third is due to Agol, further studied by Belolipetsky-Thomson. Further, we will discuss concrete 3-dimensional examples via links in $S^3$ and belted sums.

Food Innovation Studio Showcase

Presentation | March 20 | 2-3:30 p.m. | Haas School of Business, N440, Chou Hall

 Institute for Business and Social Impact

Register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/food-innovation-studio-showcase-tickets-57469215972

Join us at this student-led showcase to receive a crash course on the hottest topics impacting the sustainable food space. Student leaders will present on topics such as regenerative agriculture, single-use packaging, plant-based proteins, food system sustainability, and disruptive food delivery models.

Intro to Study Abroad: EOP Edition

Information Session | March 20 | 2-3 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, BNorth Room 82A

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Are you an EOP student interested in studying abroad? Join us for this special info session to learn about the basics of programs, finances and applications.

International Student Drop-In Career Advising

Meeting | January 23 – May 1, 2019 every Wednesday with exceptions | 3-5 p.m. | Career Center (2440 Bancroft Way), 3rd Floor

 Career Center

Students sign up on site for a 15-minute appointment. First come, first served.

These drop-in appointments can be helpful for your quick questions on the following topics:

-Resume/Cover Letter Critique
-Job or Internship Search
-Career Fair Preparation
-Interview Preparation
-Graduate/Professional Program Application

Weekly Coffee Break

Social Event | January 23 – May 1, 2019 every Wednesday with exceptions | 3-4 p.m. | Cafe International House

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Berkeley International Office's 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...   More >

Metastability and Condensation

Seminar | March 20 | 3-4 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Fraydoun Rezakhanlou, UC Berkeley

 Department of Statistics

Dynamical systems that are perturbed by small random noises are known to exhibit metastable behavior. Analogously, random walks with tendency towards a finite collection of sites may exhibit metastability.

Zero Range Process is a random walk on a simplex with metastable states residing at the vertices. Interpreting this process as a particle system on a one dimensional lattice, the metastable...   More >

Fairness in Machine Learning for Online Social Systems: BLISS Seminar

Seminar | March 20 | 3-4 p.m. | 531 Cory Hall

 Elisa Celis, Yale

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Social systems are now fueled by machine learning algorithms that facilitate and control connections and information. Simultaneously, computational systems are now fueled by people -- their interactions, data, and behavior. Consequently, there is a pressing need to design new algorithms that are socially responsible in how they learn, and
socially optimal in the manner in which they use...   More >

Still Walking

Film - Feature | March 20 | 3:10 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

A family reunites for the anniversary of a son’s tragic death in Kore-eda’s deceptively unadorned examination of grown children and growing-older parents, redolent of the pace and themes of Yasujiro Ozu yet entirely Kore-eda’s own in its approach to the attachments and periodic resentments that mark private lives. Brought together for a day of grief, three generations remain emotionally apart,...   More >

Human Resilience to Stress: How Emotion Regulation Helps or Hinders

Lecture | March 20 | 3:15 p.m. | 1102 Berkeley Way West

 Iris Mauss, Professor, UC Berkeley

 Department of Psychology

Stress – the experience of adverse life events and circumstances – is one of the most robust contributors to psychological and other health problems. Crucially, however, the deleterious effects of stress are not observed in all people exposed to stress. Many people exhibit resilience: They maintain health and well-being even under conditions of chronically elevated stress. What psychological...   More >

AI in the Open World: Technology & Responsibility

Special Event | March 20 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 210 South Hall

 Eric Horvitz

 Information, School of

Eric Horvitz is a technical fellow and director at Microsoft Research.

Dr. Benjamin Blonder: "Moving towards predictive large-scale ecology: a plant ecophysiology approach"

Seminar | March 20 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 132 Mulford Hall

 Dr. Benjamin Blonder

 Dept. of Environmental Science, Policy, and Mgmt. (ESPM)

Assistant Professor in the School of Life Sciences at Arizona State University, Dr. Benjamin Blonder, will present a research seminar.

Abstract. Many global change problems have foundations in community ecology. However, predicting community responses to environmental change remains difficult. Three major challenges include: 1) establishing empirically strong relationships between species’...   More >

Number Theory Seminar: Absolute Hodge cycles on abelian varieties of CM-type II

Seminar | March 20 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Sander Mack-Crane, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

CBE Colloquium

Colloquium | March 20 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall

 Sabrina Sun, Ph.D. student in the Schaffer Group; Edmond Zaia, Ph.D. student in the McCloskey Group and the Urban Group

 Department of Chemical Engineering

CRISPR-READI: Efficient generation of knock-in mice by CRISPR Ribonucleoprotein (RNP) Electroporation and Adeno-Associated Viral (AAV) Donor Infection/Enhanced carrier transport in organic-inorganic hybrid thermoelectrics: uncovering the underlying physics

Facebook Disaster Maps: Aggregate Insights for Crisis Response and Recovery

Seminar | March 20 | 4-5 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Shankar Iyer, Facebook

 Department of Statistics

After a natural disaster or other crisis, humanitarian organizations need to know where affected people are located and what resources they need. While this information is difficult to capture quickly through conventional methods, aggregate usage patterns of social media apps like Facebook can help fill these information gaps. In this talk, I'll describe the data and methodology that power...   More >

Fireside Chat with Ambassadors Cho and Harris: With Introduction by Former Ambassador Stephens

Special Event | March 20 | 4-5:30 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium

 Ambassador Harry Harris, U.S. Ambassador to the Republic of Korea; Ambassador Yoon-je Cho, Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to the U.S.

 T.J. Pempel, Professor of Political Science, UC Berkeley

 Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Center for Korean Studies (CKS), Korea Economic Institute of America

This opportunity to directly engage the ambassadors is part of the Ambassadors’ Dialogue program, organized by the Korea Economic Institute.

Amb. Cho was appointed Ambassador of the ROK to the USA by President Moon Jae-in in August 2017.

Amb. Harris was nominated by President Trump in May and confirmed by the US Senate in June 2018 as US Ambassador to the ROK.

On Twenty-first Century Postcolonialism

Colloquium | March 20 | 4-6 p.m. | 220 Stephens Hall

 Jinhua Dai, Professor in the Institute of Comparative Literature and Culture, Peking University

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

The lecture will address the place of post-colonial theory in the twenty-first century. This question is highly relevant to China, as it recalls the history of China’s involvement in the non-aligned movement, and subsequent efforts after the break with the Soviet Union to form third-world solidarities. But Dai calls into question whether the insights of postcolonialism are relevant for the...   More >

Topology Seminar (Main Talk): Finiteness of maximal geodesic submanifolds of hyperbolic hybrids

Seminar | March 20 | 4-5 p.m. | 3 Evans Hall

 Matthew Stover, Temple University

 Department of Mathematics

I will explain why large classes of non-arithmetic hyperbolic $n$-manifolds, including the hybrids introduced by Gromov and Piatetski-Shapiro and many of their generalizations, have only finitely many finite-volume immersed totally geodesic hypersurfaces, answering a question of Reid and (independently) McMullen for $n=3$. These are the first examples of finite-volume $n$-hyperbolic manifolds, $n...   More >

Charles Bernstein: Lecture and Poetry Reading

Reading - Literary | March 20 | 4:30-8 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, Maude Fife, 3rd Floor

 Sound Studies Working Group

Poet Charles Bernstein will give a lecture at 4:30pm entitled "Sound/Writing: Homophonic Translation, Performance, and the Pataquerical Imagination." At 6:30, he will be joined by graduate student Eliot D'Silva for a poetry reading. Charles Bernstein is the author of numerous essays and books of poetry, including most recently Near/Miss (2018). Bernstein is Professor of English and...   More >

Algorithms of Oppression: How Search Engines Reinforce Racism

Lecture | March 20 | 5-6:30 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, 310 Banatao Auditorium

 Safiya Umoja Noble, UCLA

 Berkeley Center for New Media, CITRIS and the Banatao Institute

In her recent best-selling book Algorithms of Oppression, Safiya Umoja Noble challenges the idea that search engines like Google offer an equal playing field for all forms of ideas, identities, and activities. Data discrimination is a real social problem. Noble argues that the combination of private interests in promoting certain sites, along with the monopoly status of a relatively small number...   More >

Legal Entity Workshop: Legal Structures for Social Entrepreneurs

Workshop | March 20 | 5-6 p.m. |  Blum Hall

 Big Ideas, Startup @ Berkeley Law

Calling all early-stage entrepreneurs!

Is your social impact project thinking about different incorporation options? Is your team interested in taking the next step and registering as a legal entity? Are you unsure about the benefits and drawbacks of registering as a 501(c)(3) or a for-profit? This free workshop will help you better understand your incorporation options.

Big Ideas and...   More >

Two Innovation Dragons: China and India

Panel Discussion | March 20 | 5:30-8 p.m. |  Bechtel Conference Center

 500 Washington Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

 Kirti Gupta, Vice President - Technology & Economic Strategy, Qualcomm Inc.

 Amit Kapoor, President, India Council on Competitiveness

 Hemal Shah, Director India – Global Innovation Policy Center, U.S. Chamber of Commerce

 Mark Cohen, Director, UC Berkeley Center for Law and Technology Asian IP Project

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Asia Society Northern California, Berkeley Center for Law & Technology

While China has been caught in a trade war with the United States involving intellectual property (IP) and technology transfer, India has been making dramatic improvements to its IP environment. What opportunities and lessons do the two countries offer each other and the United States in high tech, biotech, intellectual property and other areas? Asia Society Northern California, Berkeley Center...   More >

$15 -$25

  Registration opens March 7. Register online by March 19.

Swahili Table

Social Event | January 23 – May 8, 2019 every Wednesday | 5:30-6:30 p.m. |  Jupiter Taproom

 2181 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Elizabeth Resor

 Center for African Studies

Every Wednesdays speak Swahili with your fellow Swahili students and enthusiasts over a drink at Jupiter Taproom. This is an informal gathering to connect with other Swahili speakers on campus and in Berkeley. Each person will support their own beverage purchases, but we will provide the good company (don't worry- beverage/food purchases are NOT required). And of course, Swahili speaking...   More >

Sandeep Jauhar: Doctor, Writer, Physicist

Lecture | March 20 | 6-7 p.m. |  Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center

 Sandeep Jauhar, Long Island Jewish Medical Center

 College of Letters & Science

Dr. Sandeep Jauhar will talk about how his amazing path from experimental condensed-matter physics to med school to bestselling author started at Berkeley.

Jauhar is a cardiologist and director of the Heart Failure Program at Long Island Jewish Medical Center. After graduating from Berkeley with a Ph.D. in physics, Jauhar went to medical school at Washington University in St. Louis. He has...   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 | March 20 | 6:30-8 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

WED, MAR 20, 6:30pm. Please join us for a talk with the Spring 2019 Howard A. Friedman Visiting Professors of Practice &amp; founding principals of LEDDY MAYTUM STACY Architects in SF, the 2017 National AIA Architecture Firm Award winner. Open to all!

The Great Debate

Panel Discussion | March 20 | 6:30-8 p.m. | 102 Wheeler Hall

Berkeley Conservative Society, Berkeley Conservative Society

Cal Berkeley Democrats, Cal Berkeley Democrats

 Center on Civility and Democratic Engagement

Come out to see Cal Berkeley Democrats debate the Berkeley Conservative Society! Both sides will debate their views on current political topics, ranging from the minimum wage to healthcare. Anyone from any side of the political spectrum is welcome to attend, so put the Great Debate on your calendars and see political discourse at UC Berkeley at its best!

This event is sponsored by the Center...   More >

Full: De Rompe y Raja

Performing Arts - Dance | March 20 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

This local ensemble brings us Afro-Peruvian music and dance from the coastal areas of Peru, where indigenous, African, and European influences intersect. “When a Peruvian says, ‘este lugar esta de rompe y raja,’ this means ‘this place is off the chain,’” says founder Gabriela Shiroma. “It’s a typical way to explain to others that if you’re looking for a good time, you’ve come to the right place.”

El Mar La Mar

Film - Documentary | March 20 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

A timely and altogether mesmerizing portrait of place filmed in 16mm, Joshua Bonnetta and J. P. Sniadecki’s lyrical documentary is best described as being from, rather than about, the Sonoran desert. The US–Mexico border looms as an unspoken presence, the better to train our attention on the landscape’s primordial drama: hillsides burning through the night, bats flooding a cave, and a borderless...   More >

Cine Latino: The Heiresses

Film - Feature | March 20 | 7 p.m. | 160 Kroeber Hall

 Center for Latin American Studies

Chela and Chiquita both descended from wealthy families in Asunción, Paraguay, and have been together for over 30 years. But recently their financial situation has worsened and they begin selling off their inherited possessions. When their debts lead to Chiquita being imprisoned on fraud charges, Chela is forced to face a new reality.

Image from "The Heiresses."

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.

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 >

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 >

Hans Hofmann: The Nature of Abstraction

Exhibit - Painting | February 27 – July 21, 2019 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Bringing together nearly seventy works spanning the entirety of the artist’s career, this exhibition presents a fresh and eye-opening examination of Hans Hofmann’s prolific and innovative artistic practice. Featuring paintings and works on paper from 1930 through the end of Hofmann’s life in 1966, the exhibition includes numerous masterworks from BAMPFA’s distinguished collection as well as many...   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 28 – May 17, 2019 every day | Wurster Hall, Environmental Design Library, 210 Wurster Hall


This exhibition of artists' books centers on ideas about the built environment and has been curated by Berkeley-based book artist Julie Chen for UC Berkeley’s Environmental Design Library. Featuring works by 25 artists including Robbin Ami Silverberg, Clifton Meador, Inge Bruggeman, Karen Kunc, Sarah Bryant and Barbara Tetenbaum, the exhibition explores the built environment through text, image,...   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.

Illustrating México one page at a time-Print Art of José Guadalupe Posada.

Exhibit - Multimedia | February 8 – June 30, 2019 every day | Moffitt Undergraduate Library, 2nd floor

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In the pantheon of the late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century artists who represent Mexico and Mexican art, the artwork of José Guadalupe Posada stands out as a bright constellation that continues to shine a light on important stories through woodcuts, imprints, and engravings. This exhibition was created using the books from the collections of the Doe Library. The exhibition is envisioned...   More >

Aaron Marcus: Early Works

Exhibit - Multimedia | February 6 – June 30, 2019 every day |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Educated in physics, mathematics, and philosophy at Princeton University and trained in graphic design at Yale, Berkeley-based Aaron Marcus explores new possibilities for expression. He created his first “computer-assisted poem-drawings” in the spring of 1972, when he served as a research associate at Yale University’s School of Art and Architecture. Using standard typographical symbols, Marcus...   More >

Pièces de Résistance: Echoes of Judaea Capta From Ancient Coins to Modern Art

Exhibit - Multimedia | January 29 – June 28, 2019 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 | January 29 – June 28, 2019 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 >

The Worlds of Arthur Szyk: The Taube Family Arthur Szyk Collection

Exhibit - Painting | January 29 – June 28, 2019 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 >

Memory Objects: Judaica Collections, Global Migrations

Exhibit - Artifacts | February 26 – June 28, 2019 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 First World War (1914-1918) uprooted millions across Europe, and beyond. Many Jews left Eastern and Southern Europe, bringing with them prized personal and communal belongings. In an attempt to rescue precious heritage from imminent destruction, these “memory objects” often ended up with museums, collectors, and art dealers in the West.

Pleasure, Poison, Prescription, Prayer: The Worlds of Mind-Altering Substances

Exhibit - Artifacts | March 15 – December 15, 2019 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Hearst Museum of Anthropology

 Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

If you sip a cup of coffee, are you on drugs? If you try psychedelics, are you committing a crime? If you have a sweet tooth, are you a sugar addict?

Since the beginning of human existence, peoples of the world have altered their minds with countless plant-based substances. They have done so for many reasons, ranging from pleasure to health to ceremony, with effects both harmful and benign,...   More >

Arthur Jafa Notebook Viewing Hour

Exhibit - Multimedia | March 20 | 12-1 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Throughout the duration of the exhibition Arthur Jafa / MATRIX 272, a series of notebooks that Jafa began assembling in the 1990s are on view in the Florence Helzel Works on Paper Study Center on the museum's lower level. Reflecting the artist’s interest in found images and affective collage, the notebooks offer unique insight into his singular approach.

Viewing hours are Wednesdays 12–1,...   More >