Friday, April 26, 2019
Film - Series | March 2 – May 10, 2019 every day | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
March 2May 10, 2019
This years 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 Gunnalso an actor, playwright, and novelistwith new restorations of two genre-benders, his radical horror film Ganja & Hess and his metasoap opera Personal Problems. The latter was conceived by... More >
Conference/Symposium | April 25 – 27, 2019 every day | 2538 Channing (Inst. for the Study of Societal Issues)
The Berkeley Center for Right-Wing Studies is pleased to present the Inaugural Conference on Right-Wing Studies. This interdisciplinary conference will feature dozens of new and established scholars from around the world whose work deals with the Right as a social, political, and/or intellectual phenomenon from the 19th century to the present day.
Sport - Intercollegiate - Baseball/Softball | April 26 | 3 a.m. | Levine-Fricke Field
Cal Softball hosts Arizona at Levine-Fricke Field.
Conference/Symposium | April 26 | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | Anna Head Alumnae Hall (2537 Haste St.)
The UC Berkeley Sociological Research Symposium provides undergraduates, graduate students, and professionals the opportunity to share exceptional sociological work from different disciplines. By inviting students and recent graduates to present their work, the Symposium seeks to create a greater sense of community among budding sociological scholars.
Panel Discussion | April 26 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | B100 Blum Hall
How can artificial intelligence and machine learning help prevent child exploitation and human trafficking? Researchers and advocates in academia, industry and the nonprofit world are coming together in this panel to discuss technological interventions to combat this issue.
Colloquium | April 26 | 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. | David Brower Center, Goldman Theater
2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704
This event is a part of the Research to Impact Haas Institute Faculty Colloquium Series and will feature a discussion of Professsor Rucker C. Johnsons new book Children of the Dream. Professor Johnson will appear in conversation with Dean of the Graduate School of Education Prudence Carter and Berkeley Laws Professor Chris Edley, Jr.
Seminar | April 26 | 12-1 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall
Lecture | April 26 | 12-1 p.m. | 534 Davis Hall
Dr. Arlene Blum, Executive Director of the Green Science Policy InstituteBerkeley
Lecture | April 26 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 177 Life Sciences Addition
Christina Gremel, UCSD
Decision-making allows for adaptive behavior. The brain takes an active role in this process. It is not simply waiting to respond to incoming information from the world. I will show work where we use mouse model of self-initiated actions to probe orbital frontal and pre-motor circuit mechanisms underlying continuous decision-making.
Solid State Technology and Devices Seminar: Understanding chemical-mechanical planarization: a ubiquitous process in modern IC manufacturing
Seminar | April 26 | 1-2 p.m. | Cory Hall, The Hogan Room, 521
Hayden Taylor, Professor, Mechanical Engineering Department, UC Berkeley
Chemicalmechanical planarization (CMP) is ubiquitous in the processing of semiconductor wafers,
where it is used to achieve flat interfaces between successive layers of circuit structures. As circuit
feature sizes reduce, CMP process innovation is constantly needed to maintain acceptable defect rates
and throughput. Polishing performance depends in complex ways on the materials being removed,... More >
Workshop | April 26 | 1-5 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)
This workshop highlights similarities and differences between agroecological approaches in Japan and those in the Americas with a focus on their historic and geographic contexts, and presents future visions of sustainable farming practice and resilient human-environmental interaction. Agroecology can be defined as a trans-disciplinary approach rooted in both traditional and scientific knowledge... More >
Conference/Symposium | April 26 | 1:30-7 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room
Dong-il Cho, The National Academy of Korea
CKS has invited professors from Korea and various universities around the world currently engaged in teaching Korean Literature. The current status of Korean literary education and research in each region of the world, to be reported through this conference, will help those in the field seek new directions for Korean literatures development on the global stage.
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
Material Challenges and Opportunities in Next Generation Electronics: From Non-Silicon Electronics to Artificial Neural Networks: Nano Seminar Series
Seminar | April 26 | 2-3 p.m. | 4 LeConte Hall
Prof. Jeehwan Kim, MIT, Mechanical Engineering & MSE
Our team has invented a new crystalline growth concept, termed remote epitaxy, which can copy/paste crystalline information of the wafer remotely through graphene, thus generating single-crystalline films on graphene. The graphene-coated substrates can be infinitely reused. Thus, the remote epitaxy technique can cost-efficiently produce freestanding single-crystalline films.
Seminar | April 26 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall
Walter Schachermayer, University of Vienna and Stanford
We revisit the [R. Jordan, D. Kinderlehrer, and F. Otto. The variational formulation of the Fokker-Planck equation (1998)] variational characterization of diffusion as entropic gradient flux, and provide for it a probabilistic interpretation based on stochastic calculus. It was shown by Jordan, Kinderlehrer, and Otto that, for diffusions of Langevin-Smoluchowski type, the Fokker-Planck... More >
Representation Theory and Mathematical Physics Seminar: Generating rationally weighted Hurwitz numbers with KP \(\tau \)-functions
Seminar | April 26 | 3-4 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall
John Harnad, CRM Montreal and Concordia University
Hurwitz numbers enumerate branched coverings of the Riemann sphere with specified branching profiles. \(\tau \)-functions of hypergeometric type for the KP and \(2D\)-Toda integrable hierarchies serve as combinatorial generating functions for weighted sums over Hurwitz numbers, with weights chosen as symmetric functions of a set of auxiliary parameters determined by a weight generating function.... More >
Colloquium | April 26 | 3 p.m. | 250 Morrison Hall
Scott Wheeler is an award-winning composer, conductor, pianist and teacher with a multifaceted career. Although his chamber and orchestral music shows a wide range, it is his prominent profile as a composer of vocal and operatic music that defines his career and artistic personality. Wheelers most recent full-length opera is Naga, on a libretto of Cerise Jacobs, co-commissioned by White Snake... More >
Miscellaneous | April 26 | 3-6 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, Northside
Have a passion for preservation and documentation? Curious about the diverse wildlife around the city of Berkeley? Come out and join WhollyH2O for our Strawberry Creek BioBlitz on April 26 from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Get ready for an evening of fun documenting wildlife both in and around the historic Strawberry Creek.
Seminar | April 26 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 202 South Hall
Dean AnnaLee Saxenian looks back at her 15 years as dean and discusses scenarios for the future.
Miscellaneous | April 26 | 4-6 p.m. | Berkeley Haas Innovation Lab
California Memorial Stadium, Berkeley, CA 94704
Berkeley Food Institute, Center for Responsible Business, Food@Haas, Basic Needs Security Committee, FoodInno, FEED (Food, Equity, Entrepreneurship, and Development), Net Impact Berkeley, Berkeley Student Food Collective, BFI Undergraduate Council
The Coalition for Healthy Campus Food and Beverages will hold an hackathon/designathon to think out the next ten years of beverage service at UC Berkeley. This case competition challenges you to think at the intersection of health and businessconsidering human and planetary health as... More >
Seminar | April 26 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall
Salman Hussain | Together Without Consensus: Class, Emotion and Memory in the Lawyers’ Movement (2007-09) in Pakistan
Lecture | April 26 | 4-6 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conference Room)
Salman Hussain, Lecturer/Research and Teaching Fellow in the Legal Studies Program at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Sadia Saeed, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, University of San Francisco
A lecture by Salman Hussain, the S.S. Pirzada Dissertation Prize in Pakistan Studies recipient for 2018.
Colloquium | April 26 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library
Helen Siu, Professor of Anthropology, Yale University
The Pearl River Delta Region and its metropolitan hubs have long engaged with the circulation of goods, people and ideas along what is now popularized as the Maritime Silk Road. Over the centuries these movements bridged continental divides. The talk focuses on the historical layers of economic and cultural resources, multi-ethnic identities, and strategic footprints across the oceans from... More >
Lecture | April 26 | 4-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall | Note change in date and location
Thomas Hales, University of Pittsburgh
In 1995, Kontsevich introduced a new form of integration, call motivic integration. From the start, the development of motivic integration has been guided by model theory, especially quantifier elimination. One particularly useful result has been a far-reaching generalization of the Ax-Kochen-Ersov transfer principle in logic to integration. This talk will give a gentle introduction to motivic... More >
Music Studies Colloquium: David Garcia (North Carolina): “When the Borders First Crossed Us: A Latinx Musicology for the Age of Trumpism"
Colloquium | April 26 | 4:30 p.m. | 128 Morrison Hall
David Garcia (Associate Professor) holds degrees in music from the California State University, Long Beach (B.M. in composition, 1995), University of California, Santa Barbara (M.A. in ethnomusicology, 1997), and The City University of New York, The Graduate Center (Ph.D. in ethnomusicology, 2003). Published in MUSICultures, Journal of the Society for American Music, The Musical Quarterly, and... More >
Reading - Literary | April 26 | 4:30-7 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room
Hye-Young Pyun, Myongji University
Pyun Hye-Young was born in Seoul, Korea in 1972. She majored in creative writing at Seoul Institute of the Arts and earned a graduate degree in Korean Literature at Hanyang University. She is currently a professor of creative writing at Myongji University.
She made her literary debut in 2000 with her short story Shaking off Dew. She has published several collection of short stories,... More >
Sale | April 26 | 5-7:30 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden
UCBG Your Gardening Resource
Waterwise gardening is a sensible and responsible way of protecting our natural resources. The Garden is committed to providing customers a wonderful selection of drought-resistant plants from around the world including an enhanced selection of California natives and a wide array of plants for lawn replacements. We also have exotic and unusual such as rare cycads... More >
Special Event | April 26 | 6-11:50 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, 310 Banatao Auditorium
IBM invites you to attend a special Call for Code Hackathon on Friday, April 26 Saturday, April 27. IBM is challenging university students to develop solutions for disaster response and resilience in partnership with the Clinton Global Initiative University (CGIU). The timing could not be more critical. In 2018, natural disasters caused an estimated $155 billion in economic loss, impacting... More >
Film - Documentary | April 26 | 7-9 p.m. | 105 North Gate Hall
Virginia Pattie Kerovpyan; Aram Kerovpyan
With the song we face ourselves, we cannot lie ... Aram
and Virginia, an Armenian couple from the diaspora, transmit an ancestral chant tradition (traditional monodic singing), which is on the verge of disappearance, to a troupe of European actors. In view of creating a theatrical performance, the couple takes the troupe of the Wroclaw Grotowski Institute on an initiatory journey to... More >
Film - Feature | April 26 | 7 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Citizen Kane doused with caipirinha and given a carnival spin, dos Santoss delightfully ribald tribute to the many cultures and races of Bahian society adapts the novel by famed author Jorge Amado. Framed as a film-within-a-film rediscovery of the secret life of a cultural figure, Tent of Miracles follows one Pedro Archanjo, an Afro-Brazilian medical school worker/musician/dancer/drinker/lover... More >
Performing Arts - Theater | April 25 – 28, 2019 every day | 7-10:30 p.m. | 230 Hearst Gymnasium
April 2528, 2019
230 Hearst Gymnasium
Free Admission with Reservation*
We reminisce about the past, dream about the future, but are rarely present in the moment. In fact, as the word present slipped through our tongues, it was already AGO. Stan Lai (creator of A Dream Like A Dream, which first used the unique theatre in the surround configuration) has returned to UC Berkeley to create... More >
Sport - Intercollegiate - Baseball/Softball | April 26 | 7 p.m. | Evans Field
Cal Baseball hosts Men's Baseball vs. Oregon at Evans Diamond.
Performing Arts - Theater | April 26 | 8-10 p.m. | Zellerbach Hall
Théâtre National de Bretagne, Cal Performances
French director Arthur Nauzyciel revives his production of Julius Caesar, first created 10 years ago for Bostons influential American Repertory Theater during a US election year. Now artistic director of the Théâtre National de Bretagne, Nauzyciel highlights the continuing relevance of Shakespeares great political tragedywith costumes and design that evoke the era of JFK, a live jazz trio, and... More >
$30-98 (prices subject to change)
Performing Arts - Theater | April 26 – 27, 2019 every day | 8-10 p.m. | Zellerbach Playhouse
A new play by Caridad Svich | Based on a novel by Isabel Allende | Directed by Michael Moran
Based on Isabel Allendes best-selling novel, Caridad Svichs The House of the Spirits follows three generations of the Trueba familytheir loves, their ambitions, their spiritual quests, and their place in the post-colonial social and political turmoil embroiling their South American country.... More >
$13 online in advance or $15 at the door for students/seniors and UC Berkeley faculty/staff, $18 online in advance or $20 at the door for general admission
Performing Arts - Music | April 26 | 8 p.m. | Hertz Concert Hall
featuring Midiyanto, shadow master; guest drummer Heri Purwanto; vocalist Heni Savitri
UCB Gamelan Sari Raras
Javanese Shadow Puppet Master Ki Midiyanto accompanied by guest drummer Heri Purwanto, singer Heni Savitri and the musicians of Gamelan Sari Raras, present "The Story of Kala the Forbidden Creature."
$16 General Admission, $12 non-UCB students, seniors, current/retired Berkeley staff & faculty, groups 10+, $5 UC Berkeley students
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 - 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 21 – 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 | February 6 – June 30, 2019 every day | 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 Universitys School of Art and Architecture. Using standard typographical symbols, Marcus... More >
Exhibit - Artifacts | March 11 – August 31, 2019 every day | Doe Library, Bernice Layne Brown Gallery
In 1969, one of the longest student-led strikes in UC Berkeley history gave birth to a movement that has lasted for five decades. The strike was organized by the Third World Liberation Front (TWLF), a coalition of African American, Asian American, Chicanx, and Native American student organizations. Inspired by liberation movements at home and abroad and the 1968 San Francisco State College TWLF... More >
This location is wheelchair accessible.
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.
Exhibit - Artifacts | March 15 – December 15, 2019 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. | 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 >
Exhibit - Painting | April 10 – June 30, 2019 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-7 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Fifteen years ago this April, photographs taken inside the Iraqi prison at Abu Ghraib became public in what amounted to a shocking disclosure of torture perpetrated by United States military intelligence officers against Iraqi detainees. They pictured prisoners stripped naked, hooded, and threatened by dogs, their dehumanization made more ghastly by American guards appearing casually next to... More >
Exhibit - Multimedia | April 10 – June 23, 2019 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-7 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Born in Salt Lake City in 1919, Frederick Hammersley moved to the Bay Area at a young age and first studied art in San Francisco. Stationed in Paris during World War II, he took the opportunity to meet Pablo Picasso and Constantin Brancusi, as well as study at the École des Beaux Arts. Upon returning to the United States, Hammersley enrolled in the Chouinard Art Institute (which became the... More >
Exhibit - Painting | March 27 – October 13, 2019 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-7 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
In this new commission for the BAMPFA Art Wall, entitled Ghost Demonstration, Amorales draws from the multiple histories of mural art in Mexico, the political demonstrations that occurred in Berkeley in the 1960s (as well as more recent events), and protests in the United Kingdom in the 1980s. In order to make this monumental mural, the artist used stencils of slogans from Berkeley protest... More >
Exhibit - Photography | March 27 – September 1, 2019 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-7 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
This exhibition celebrates a major gift of photography, donated over a period of several years, from Berkeley collectors William Goodman and Victoria Belco in memory of their daughter Teresa Goodman. While the exhibition features some historical photographs, such as pictures by the early twentieth-century French photographer Jacques-Henri Lartigue (most of whose work was made between the ages of... More >