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Friday, August 9, 2019

Oral History Center's Advanced Summer Institute

Seminar | August 5 – 9, 2019 every day | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Anthony Hall

 Oral History Center

The institute is structured around the life cycle of an interview. Each day will focus on a component of the interview, including foundational aspects of oral history, project conceptualization, the interview itself, analytic and interpretive strategies, and research presentation and dissemination.

Sessions will include oral history theory, legal and ethical issues, project planning, oral...   More >

Write to Teach: Summer Writing Workshop for Teachers

Workshop | August 5 – 9, 2019 every day | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | Redwood High School, To Be Determined

 395 Doherty Dr, Larkspur, CA 94939

 Meredith Pike-Baky, The Bay Area Writing Project

 The Bay Area Writing Project

Join us for a week of mornings writing, sharing, reflecting, reading, and revising. Become a better writer and a better teacher of writing. This workshop offers rich opportunities for teachers at all grade levels and any writing experience level to explore a range of writing genres and practical, classroom-tested writing strategies. The workshop fosters a warm and encouraging community of writers...   More >

'Information and Uncertainty in Data Science' Discussion Forum

Meeting | August 9 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 190B Doe Library

 Berkeley Institute for Data Science

The 'Information and Uncertainty in Data Science' Discussion Forum is a forum for open inquiry and discussion about a wide range of recurring data science fundamentals, including information, uncertainty, entropy, bits, probability, machine learning, generalization, and others. All interested members of the UC Berkeley, UCSF, LBL and LLNL communities are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Higher Education Researchers Workgroup

Meeting | August 9 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Evans Hall, CSHE Conference Room, 768 | Note change in date

 Center for Studies in Higher Education

The goal of this new group is to bring together qualitative and quantitative higher education researchers working on issues at Berkeley

  RSVP by emailing Anne Maclachlan at maclach@berkeley.edu

Clinical Laboratory Scientist Preparatory Program Online Information Session

Information Session | August 9 | 12-1 p.m. |  Online

 Richard Louie, UC Berkeley Extension program director

 UC Berkeley Extension

Find out how this specialized program—with online and classroom courses available—can enhance your background in the biological or chemical sciences and help prepare you academically for application to certified CLS training programs.

  Register online

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

Building Your Compass: Exploration for Seasoned Staff

Workshop | August 9 | 1:30-3:30 p.m. | 24 University Hall

 Human Resources

This 4-part series is intended for staff who want to shape the culminating 5-10 years of their careers to leverage their generativity and experience at a life stage when the factors that most enrich their engagement, satisfaction and reward may be shifting. Over 4 sessions, the series will look to the past, present and future to explore the facets of your own particular "compass." Registering...   More >

Beyond a Reasonable Doubt

Film - Feature | August 9 | 6:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

The time is ripe for Lang’s last, low-budget noir, on the subject of capital punishment and a D.A. “trying to reach the governor’s chair on the bodies of executed men.” A crusading newspaper publisher hatches a plot to prove that, on purely circumstantial evidence, an innocent man might be executed. Ace reporter Dana Andrews willingly lets himself be set up as the prime suspect in the murder of a...   More >

“Weird Al” Yankovic

Performing Arts - Music | August 9 | 7 p.m. |  Hearst Greek Theatre

 Another Planet Entertainment

“Weird Al” Yankovic is the biggest-selling comedy recording artist in history, earning four Grammys and fifteen career nominations. The legendary musical satirist follows his sold-out 2018 tour of intimate venues – where he played deep cuts for his hardcore fans – with his biggest show ever.

  Buy tickets online

Summer Symphony

Performing Arts - Music | August 9 | 8 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

Brahms - Symphony No. 1
Stravinsky - Suite from The Firebird (1919)
Grieg - Selections from Peer Gynt Suites No. 1 and 2
Jennifer Huang and Grady Lai, conductors
FREE ADMISSION

Tokyo Sonata

Film - Feature | August 9 | 8:15 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

“Downsized from his company, Ryuhei Sasaki still leaves home each day pretending to go to work. Ryuhei’s wife attempts to keep the family from unraveling, but a series of events accelerates their transit to an inevitable, destructive destination. Though the darkly comic and deeply unsettling tone recalls Kurosawa’s previous works, the sharply observed crevices in the seemingly ordinary family are...   More >

Exhibits and Ongoing Events

Dinosaurs in Motion

Exhibit - Sculpture | July 22 – September 2, 2019 every day | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

Dinosaurs in Motion is an amazing blend of science, art, and innovation using 14 magnificent, fully interactive, anatomically inspired, recycled life-size metal dinosaur sculptures to engage and educate like never before!

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 >

Art Wall: Carlos Amorales

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

 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 >

Unlimited: Recent Gifts from the William Goodman and Victoria Belco Photography Collection

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

 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 >