Wednesday, April 3, 2019
Special Event | April 3 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden
What is the purpose of a flowerwhat does the flower attract, how does the flower attract it, and why? Observe a variety of different flower structures.
Seminar | April 3 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 VLSB, Grinnell-Miller Library
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 >
Film - Feature | April 3 | 12-2 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall
Eric Stanley, Assistant Professor, Department of Gender and Women's Studies
Criminal Queers visualizes a radical trans/queer struggle against the prison industrial complex and toward a world without walls. Remembering that prison breaks are both a theoretical and material practice of freedom, this film imagines what spaces might be opened up if crowbars, wigs, and metal files become tools for transformation.
Diverging destinies? Changing family structures and inequality of opportunity in the United States: A Brown Bag Talk
Colloquium | April 3 | 12-1 p.m. | 2232 Piedmont, Seminar Room
Diederik Boertien, Researcher, Centre for Demographic Studies, University of Barcelona
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.
Plant and Microbial Biology Seminar: "Differentiating plant genetic from environmental drivers of plant microbiome structure and function"
Seminar | April 3 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall
Posy Busby, Oregon State University
Posy Busby is an assistant professor in the Department of Botany and Plant Pathology at Oregon State University. Research in the Busby lab focuses on plant-fungal interactions, plant disease, and community ecology. Their current research seeks to characterize communities of non-pathogenic fungi that live in plants, endophytes, and to test how endophytes influence plant disease severity.
Information Session | April 3 | 12-12:30 p.m. | Online
Sean Butcher, LL.B., M.B.A.
Advance your technology career with our new software development and programming certificate. It combines theory and practice to give you a balanced mix of knowledge and skills in software development, databases, computer programming and Web development.
Conference/Symposium | April 3 | 12-1 p.m. | 310 Sutardja Dai Hall
About the speaker:
Cyrus [suh-ROOS] is a Senior Tech Policy Reporter at Ars Technica, and is also an author and radio producer.
His second book, Habeas Data, about the legal cases over the last 50 years that have had an outsized impact on surveillance and privacy law in America, is due out May 8, 2018 from Melville House.
In 2017, Cyrus Farivar and Joe Mullin won the Technology... More >
Performing Arts - Music | April 3 | 12 p.m. | Hertz Concert Hall
Richard Liaw, violin
Kyle Ko, horn
Jolie Huang, piano
BRAHMS Horn Trio in Eb Major, op. 40
MOZART/Naumann Horn Quintet, K407
Commencing its 67th season, the Noon Concert series features the Music Departments 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... More >
Workshop | April 3 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club
Richard Ruiz, Bank of the West; Chris Lane, Bank of the West
This seminar provides a comprehensive overview of critical information related to consumer lending options. The session topics include a review of different credit types, costs associated with obtaining credit, your rights as a borrower, what creditors review when making a credit decision and ideas on how to manage your credit.
Tour/Open House | January 2 – December 4, 2019 the first Wednesday of the month every month | 1:30-2:45 p.m. | UC 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
Special Event | April 3 | 3-5:30 p.m. | Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center
Grad Slam is a UC-sponsored competition designed to showcase graduate student research for a general audience in three-minute talks. The winner from the Berkeley competition will compete in the UC-wide competition on May 10, 2019.
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
-Graduate/Professional Program Application
Social Event | January 23 – April 24, 2019 every Wednesday | 3-4 p.m. | Cafe International House
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. Its 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 >
Center for Computational Biology Seminar: Dr. Barbara Engelhardt, Assistant Professor, Princeton University
Seminar | April 3 | 4:30-5:30 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center
The Human Computer in the Stone Age: Technology, Prehistory, and the Redefinition of the Human after World War II
Special Event | April 3 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 340 Moffitt Undergraduate Library
Stefanos Geroulanos, New York University
About Stefanos Geroulanos
Stefanos Geroulanos is Professor of History at New York University. He is the author of Transparency in Postwar France (2017), co-author of The Human Body in the Age of Catastrophe: Brittleness, Integration, Science, and the Great War (2018), and co-editor of The Scaffolding of Sovereignty (2017). He is also a Co-Executive Editor of the Journal of the History of... More >
Linguistic Anthropology and Literary and Cultural Studies: A Mellon Foundation Sawyer Seminar: Session 6: Politics
Conference/Symposium | April 3 – 4, 2019 every day | 5-7 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall
Michael Silverstein, University of Chicago; Jackie Urla, University of Massachusetts, Amherst; Tristram Wolff, Northwestern University; Judith Irvine, University of Michigan; Sarah Kessler, University of Southern California
This is the sixth of seven two-day meetings of a Mellon Foundation Sawyer Seminar taking 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.
Social Event | January 23 – May 8, 2019 every Wednesday | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | Jupiter Taproom
2181 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704
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 >
Lecture | April 3 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 220, Geballe Room, Townsend Center for the Humanities
Haroon Mirza, Artist
Asma Kazmi, Assistant Professor, Practice of Art
A talk by Haroon Mirza that will examine how ideas seeded in the counterculture movement of the 1960s are now solidifying in contemporary culture and the influence that has had on his work.
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.
Monterey Jazz Festival on Tour: Featuring Cécile McLorin Salvant and Christian Sands, music director
Performing Arts - Music | April 3 | 8-10 p.m. | Zellerbach Hall
Jazz vocalist Cécile McLorin Salvant returns to Berkeley with the Monterey Jazz Festival on Tour and music director Christian Sands, featuring Bria Skonberg, Melissa Aldana, Yasushi Nakamura, and Jamison Ross. Salvant won her second Grammy award in 2018, and sings with a presence that belies her young years. Her impressive repertoire traverses blues, folk music, and lesser-known jazz standards.
$36-92 (prices subject to change)
Exhibits and Ongoing Events
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
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.
Exhibit - Painting | October 3, 2018 – May 26, 2019 every day | 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 areasLhasa, Dharamsala, Kathmandu, New York, and the Bay Areathe... More >
Exhibit - Painting | December 12, 2018 – April 14, 2019 every day | 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 >
Exhibit - Sculpture | January 9 – April 28, 2019 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 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 >
Exhibit - Painting | February 27 – July 21, 2019 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Bringing together nearly seventy works spanning the entirety of the artists career, this exhibition presents a fresh and eye-opening examination of Hans Hofmanns prolific and innovative artistic practice. Featuring paintings and works on paper from 1930 through the end of Hofmanns life in 1966, the exhibition includes numerous masterworks from BAMPFAs distinguished collection as well as many... More >
Exhibit - Multimedia | November 17, 2018 – May 18, 2019 every day | Lawrence Hall of Science
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 >
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 Berkeleys 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 >
Exhibit - Artifacts | January 15 – May 17, 2019 every day | 210 Wurster Hall
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.
Exhibit - Photography | March 22 – May 19, 2019 every day | Jacobs Hall
Fabien Cappellos SILLAS CALLEJERAS (STREET CHAIRS, 2018) offers lessons in design and ingenuity from Mexico City. The photographic series depicts a collection of chairs assembled from everyday contexts across the sprawling metropolis market stalls, shops, street stands, and elsewhere. Cappello casts an anthropological eye on artifacts that reflect a city where artisanal manufacture... More >
Exhibit - Multimedia | February 8 – June 30, 2019 every day | Moffitt Undergraduate Library, 2nd floor343386 N/A
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 >
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)
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 >
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)
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-Kalters photographs smoothly oscillate between two worlds, and two Holy Lands, with one lens.
After immigrating from Poland to the British Mandate of... More >
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)
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 >
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)
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.