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Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Computer Health Matters: User Friendly Workstations (BEUHS400)

Workshop | September 25 | 9-10 a.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

 Greg Ryan, Be Well at Work - Ergonomics

 Be Well at Work - Ergonimics

Learn how to set up a user-friendly workstation and practice stretches to help relieve computer-related aches and pains. This workshop is required to qualify for computer ergonomics matching funds.

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Respect in Action: Listening, Expression and Dialogue

Course | September 25 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | 24 University Hall

 Staff Ombuds Office

Learn practical steps for promoting respectful conduct at work, including current research on workplace incivility and guidelines for considerate conduct. Participants will also learn how to increase understanding of preferences around respectful communication, and effective ways to respond to rudeness.

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Keyboards and Mice: Ergonomic Alternatives (BEUHS401)

Workshop | September 25 | 10:10-11 a.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

 Greg Ryan, Campus Ergonomist, Be well at Work - Ergonomics

 Be Well at Work - Ergonimics

Learn about the ergonomics of keyboards and pointing devices, including appropriate workstation set-up, postures, and techniques for using them. Find out about the keyboards and pointing devices covered by the Computer Ergonomics Matching Funds Program. Enroll online at the UC Learning Center.

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Copyright and Fair Use for Digital Projects

Workshop | September 25 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Barrows Hall, 356B: D-Lab Convening Room

 Rachael Samberg, Scholarly Communication Officer

 Library

This training will help you navigate the copyright, fair use, and usage rights of including third-party content in your digital project. Whether you seek to embed video from other sources for analysis, post material you scanned from a visit to the archives, add images, upload documents, or more, understanding the basics of copyright and discovering a workflow for answering copyright-related...   More >

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Regulation of mRNA trafficking by RNA binding proteins in Neurons

Seminar | September 25 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building

 Robert Singer, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Law and Graduate School Fair

Career Fair | September 25 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. |  Lower Sproul Plaza

 Career Center

Don't miss this opportunity to meet with representatives from nearly 30 Law Schools and more than 60 Graduate / Professional Schools. See below for sample lists of participating schools.

• Gain a real advantage in the application process by getting to know admissions representatives
• Learn about application procedures, prerequisites and what makes an applicant successful
• Find out where...   More >

Law and Graduate School Fair

Career Fair | September 25 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. |  Lower Sproul Plaza

 Career Center

Don't miss this opportunity to meet with representatives from nearly 30 Law Schools and 60 Graduate / Professional Schools...there is something for everyone at the Graduate School Fair!
• Law schools
• Graduate and professional schools
• MBA and finance programs
• Education programs
• Engineering programs
• Public policy programs
• Health professions, medical schools, public health, and...   More >

image of past fair with text about fair

Combinatorics Reading Seminar: Asymptotics of the longest increasing subsequence of a permutation

Seminar | September 25 | 11:10 a.m.-12:10 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Jorge Garza Vargas, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

The main goal of this talk is to show that the longest increasing subsequence of a random permutation, when normalized by square root of n, converges in probability to the constant 2. We will begin the talk by briefly discussing previous results that address the simpler problem of finding the limit of the normalized expectation of the longest increasing subsequence. Then we will proceed to...   More >

The Kiutu incantation-prayers: Or a literary genre inspired by a single composition

Lecture | September 25 | 12-1 p.m. | 254 Barrows Hall

 Beatrice Baragli, Visiting Scholar, Near Eastern Studies

 Near Eastern Studies

The Sumerian Kiutu incantation-prayers addressed to the sun god Utu constitute a small genre of roughly 20 texts, but which includes compositions that are very different from each other. Since these texts were categorized as such according to ancient criteria, the modern reader would face the following question: Why were so different texts labeled in the same way? This talk will analyze the...   More >

BioE Seminar - David Camarillo: Bioengineering Department Seminar

Seminar | September 25 | 12-1 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 David Camarillo, Stanford University

 Bioengineering (BioE)

“Precision measurement and prevention of mild brain trauma”
David Camarillo -- Assistant Professor of Bioengineering, Mechanical Engineering and Neurosurgery, Stanford University

Townsend Book Chat with Michael Lucey: Someone: The Pragmatics of Misfit Sexualities, from Colette to Hervé Guibert

Lecture | September 25 | 12-1 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens

 Townsend Center for the Humanities

Imagine trying to tell someone something about yourself and your desires for which there are no words. Lucey examines characters from 20th-century French literary texts whose sexual forms prove difficult to conceptualize or represent.

MVZ LUNCH SEMINAR - Andrew Whitehead: Title TBA

Seminar | September 25 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 VLSB, Grinnell-Miller Library

 Andrew Whitehead

 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 >

Floods, droughts, and salmon-supporting vs cyanobacterial food webs in California North Coast rivers

Lecture | September 25 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Mary Power, Professor, Integrative Biology

 Archaeological Research Facility

About the Speaker:
Mary Power's research interests center on river food webs. She has studied interactions among fish, birds, invertebrates, and algae in temperate and tropical rivers, and has a particular interest in how attributes of species affect food web structure and dynamics, and how strengths of these interactions change under different environmental regimes. Her team has studied, for...   More >

Genetics and Education: Recent Developments in the Context of an Ugly History and an Uncertain Future: A Demography Brown Bag Talk

Colloquium | September 25 | 12-1 p.m. | 2232 Piedmont, Seminar Room

 Benjamin Domingue, Professor, Sociology, Stanford University

 Population Science, Department of Demography

Ben Domingue is an assistant professor in the Graduate School of Education at Stanford University. He is interested in how student outcomes are leveraged to inform our understanding of student learning, teacher performance, and the efficacy of other programs.

CITRIS Research Exchange - Jiang Lin

Seminar | September 25 | 12-1 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium, 310

 CITRIS and the Banatao Institute

CITRIS Research Exchange delivers fresh perspectives on information technology and society from distinguished academic, industry, and civic leaders. CITRIS Research Exchange is free and open to the public. Register by the Monday prior to the event to receive lunch.

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Plant and Microbial Biology Seminar: "Receptor networks underpin plant immunity"

Seminar | September 25 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall

 Sophien Kamoun, Senior Scientist, The Sainsbury Laboratory

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

Sophien Kamoun is a senior scientist at the Sainsbury Laboratory and a professor at the University of East Anglia. His group studies how filamentous plant pathogens, such as the Irish potato famine pathogen Phytophthora infestans, infect plants, and the plant processes that are modulated by these pathogens.

The English Garden: Noon Concert Series

Performing Arts - Music | September 25 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

20th century English art song cycles by Vaughan Williams, Finzi, Gurney performed by students of the vocal studies program.
William Basset, baritone
Emily Drummond, mezzo-soprano
Luke Dzwonczyk, baritone
Jeffrey Sykes, piano
Nikolas Nackley, director


Free. No reserved seating.


Doors: 12:00pm
Concert: 12:15-1pm

Rebooting AI

Seminar | September 25 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 545 Li Ka Shing Center

 Gary Marcus, NYU

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Relaxing Sound Meditation (BEUHS066)

Workshop | September 25 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club

 Melissa Felsenstein, Inner Sounds Meditation

 Be Well at Work - Employee Assistance

Unplug and feel an empty mind as you are immersed in tone and vibration of quartz crystal bowls and other instruments during this free Sound Bath. Learn how live calming sounds can be help reduce stress, release tension, balance the nervous system, and encourage healthier sleep.

Meditate without effort and unlock new creative insight, sharpened instincts, and a doorway into a calm mind. Many...   More >

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Creating Undergraduate Discovery Projects: Strategies for Making the Most of Your Undergraduate Years

Workshop | September 25 | 1 p.m. | Durant Hall, Room 9

 Office of Undergraduate Research

At UC Berkeley, undergraduates develop their passions through discovery projects that deepen their learning, better the world, and launch their futures. In this workshop, you gain strategies for creating powerful learning experiences, seeking funding for your projects, and building community at UC Berkeley in a way that will support your life goals.

The TDPS Speaker Series presents Vince Medina and Louis Trevino of mak-'amham | Ohlone Foods Teach-In and Lunch

Presentation | September 25 | 1-3 p.m. |  Café Ohlone, University Press Books

 2430 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Vince Medina; Louis Trevino, co-founders, mak-'amham

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

Vince Medina and Louis Trevino, co-founders of mak-'amham, will lead the preparation of traditional Ohlone foods from fruits, spices, nuts, herbs, teas, and other selected items gathered in their indigenous homelands of the East Bay and the Carmel Valley.

 The event and meal are free, but advanced registration is required as seating is limited. Register online

Gilman Scholarship Essay Review

Special Event | September 25 | 2-4 p.m. | 160 Stephens Hall

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Are you applying to the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship?

Come to the Gilman Scholarship Essay Review and get feedback on your application essays from recent Gilman Scholars from UC Berkeley.

Two-Year Home Country Physical Presence Requirement Workshop

Workshop | September 25 | 2-4 p.m. |  International House

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

J-1 and J-2 visitors subject to this requirement must return to their country of legal permanent residence for two years or obtain a waiver before being eligible for certain employment visas such as H (temporary employment), L (intra-company transfer), or Permanent Resident status ("green card"). Not all J visitors are subject as it depends on specific factors.

At this workshop, you will...   More >

Topology Seminar (Introductory Talk): Ideal pants block manifolds and Dehn filling

Seminar | September 25 | 2:10-3 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 William Worden, Rice University

 Department of Mathematics

We will cover some standard hyperbolic 3-manifold background, and describe Agol’s construction of a certain class of hyperbolic 3-manifolds, which we call ideal pants block manifolds. These manifolds decompose along thrice-punctured spheres into pieces that consist of either one or two regular ideal octahedra.

How to Email a Professor to Get a Positive Response: Workshop

Workshop | September 25 | 3-4 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Leah Carroll, Haas Scholars Program Manager/Advisor, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Do you need to email a professor you've never met before to ask for their help, but you don't know where to start? Have you ever written a long email to a professor, only to receive no response, or not the one you hoped? If so, this workshop is for you! We will discuss how to present yourself professionally over email to faculty and other professionals ...   More >

Weekly Coffee Break

Social Event | August 28 – December 4, 2019 every Wednesday | 3-4 p.m. |  Windmill Coffee House

 2131 Durant, Berkeley, CA 94704

 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 advisers. All UC Berkeley students are invited. Students are free to talk about anything, but we'll also...   More >

BLISS Seminar: Searching for Interactions in Linear Time

Seminar | September 25 | 3-4 p.m. | 400 Cory Hall

 Feng Ruan, UC Berkeley

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

We tackle the problem of variable selection with a focus on discovering interactions between variables. With p variables, there are O(p^k) possible interactions of order k making exhaustive search infeasible. We show that it is nonetheless possible to identify the variables involved in interactions (of any order) with only linear computation cost, O(p), and in a nonparametric fashion. Our...   More >

Reading by Author: Sproutlands. Tending the endless gift of trees

Reading - Nonfiction | September 25 | 3-4 p.m. | 112 Hilgard Hall

 William Bryant Logan, Arborist, NYC

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

In his educational and reassuring volume on ecology and sustainability, New York City arborist Logan (Air: The Restless Shaper of the World) sets out to explain processes of regeneration and ways in which trees feed off one another. He observes that though “a tree is in a forest... there is also a forest in each tree,” in that “every new branch arises on its parent’s stem in exactly the same way...   More >

24 Frames: In Focus: Abbas Kiarostami

Film - Series | September 25 | 3:10 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Ahmad Kiarostami

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Post-screeing lecture by Ahmad Kiarostami.
Ahmad Kiarostami is a San Francisco–based entrepreneur with a wide range of experience, from startups to producing films and making music videos.

Kiarostami’s final, posthumously released work strips cinema down to its essence: a single frame, creating a hypnotic meditation on image making and the act of seeing that pays tribute to both cinema and...   More >

24 Frames: In Focus: Abbas Kiarostami

Film - Series | September 25 | 3:10 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Ahmad Kiarostami

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Post-screeing lecture by Ahmad Kiarostami.
Ahmad Kiarostami is a San Francisco–based entrepreneur with a wide range of experience, from startups to producing films and making music videos.

Kiarostami’s final, posthumously released work strips cinema down to its essence: a single frame, creating a hypnotic meditation on image making and the act of seeing that pays tribute to both cinema and...   More >

Localization of Gaussian disordered systems at low temperature

Seminar | September 25 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Erik Bates, U.C. Berkeley

 Department of Statistics

The fundamental premise of statistical mechanics is that a physical system's state is random according to some probability measure, which is determined by the various forces of interaction between the system's constituent particles. In the ``disordered" setting, these interactions are also random (meant to capture the effect of a random medium), meaning the probability measure is itself a random...   More >

Berkeley Number Theory Learning Seminar: Introduction to Hurwitz spaces

Seminar | September 25 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Michael Seaman, University of California, Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

MSW Admissions Information Session

Information Session | September 25 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 5 Haviland Hall

 Social Welfare, School of

This group admissions advising session is designed to provide an overview of the admissions process and degree requirements of the MSW program.

The MSW Admissions Information Session will be held in the School of Social Welfare, located in Haviland Hall (Room 5) on the north side of the Berkeley campus.

EECS Colloquium: Steps Toward Super Intelligence and the Search for a New Path

Colloquium | September 25 | 4-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, 306 (HP Auditorium)

 Rodney Brooks, MIT

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

In his 1950 paper "Computing Machinery and Intelligence" Alan Turing estimated that sixty people working for fifty years should be able to program a computer (running at 1950 speed) to have human level intelligence. AI researchers have spent orders of magnitude more effort than that and are still not close. Why has AI been so hard and what are the problems...   More >

Rivera and the Detroit Murals: A Personal Journey

Lecture | September 25 | 4-5 p.m. |  2334 Bowditch (Center for Latin American Studies) | Canceled

 Harley Shaiken, Director, UC Berkeley, Center for Latin American Studies

 Center for Latin American Studies

March 1932 was not a good time to come to Detroit. Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo arrived in the city in the midst of a plummeting economy and social upheaval. The artists painted during grim economic times, yet Rivera’s dream of a popular international art has found an enthusiastic new audience, and Kahlo has become iconic throughout the world. In this talk, Harley Shaiken will explore the ways in...   More >

Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo kiss on the scaffolding in Detroit. (Photo courtesy of the Detroit Institute of Art.)

Overlapping Clustering Models, and One (class) SVM to Bind Them All: Neyman Seminar

Seminar | September 25 | 4-5 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Purnamrita Sarkar, UT Austin

 Department of Statistics

People belong to multiple communities, words belong to multiple topics, and books cover multiple genres; overlapping clusters are commonplace. Many existing overlapping clustering methods model each person (or word, or book) as a non-negative weighted combination of “exemplars” who belong solely to one community, with some small noise. Geometrically, each person is a point on a cone whose corners...   More >

Fung Institute presents: Engineering Leadership Speaking Series

Lecture | September 4 – December 4, 2019 every Wednesday with exceptions | 4-5:30 p.m. | 310 Sutardja Dai Hall

 Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership

Join UC Berkeley Master of Engineering students for an executive speaker series with leaders from different technology industries. The technology industry forms a vital part of the Northern California economy and these sessions provide an opportunity to deepen your understanding and connections. Engage with innovative leaders from top companies, deepen your industry and functional knowledge and...   More >

Developing advanced scattering techniques for thin film characterization / Interaction Parameters Governing Self-Assembly of Block Copolymer Electrolytes and the Isotaksis Point

Colloquium | September 25 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall

 Peter Dudenas, PhD student in the McCloskey Group and Weber Group; Whitney Loo, PhD student in the Balsara Group

 Department of Chemical Engineering

Developing advanced scattering techniques for thin film characterization / Interaction Parameters Governing Self-Assembly of Block Copolymer Electrolytes and the Isotaksis Point

Heather Boushey | Unbound: How Inequality Constricts Our Economy and What We Can Do about It: IRLE Speaker Series

Lecture | September 25 | 4-6 p.m. |  2521 Channing Way (Inst. for Res. on Labor & Employment)

 Heather Boushey, Washington Center for Equitable Growth

 Institute of Research on Labor & Employment

Do we have to choose between equality and prosperity? Heather Boushey insists that rising inequality actually undermines growth. She will discuss how we can preserve the best of our nation’s economic and political traditions by pursuing policies that reduce inequality—and by doing so, boost broadly shared economic growth.

RTMP Seminar: Noncommutative Pentagram map

Seminar | September 25 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Michael Shapiro, Michigan State University

 Department of Mathematics

A pentagram map is a discrete integrable transformation on the space of projective classes of (twisted) $n$-gons in projective plane. We will discuss a classical and non-commutative version of pentagram map and its integrability properties.

Research Transparency and Reproducibility in Economics and Beyond: UC Berkeley Economics Departmental Seminar

Lecture | September 25 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. |  Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center

 Ted Miguel, UC Berkeley Economics

 Berkeley Institute for Data Science

Full details about this lecture are posted here: https://bids.berkeley.edu/events/research-transparency-reproducibility-economics-and-beyond

Topology Seminar: Small knots of large Heegaard genus

Seminar | September 25 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 3 Evans Hall

 William Worden, Rice University

 Department of Mathematics

Building off ideas developed by Agol, we construct a family of hyperbolic knots $K_n$ whose complements contain no closed incompressible surfaces (i.e., they are small) and have Heegaard genus exactly $n$. These are the first known examples of small knots having large Heegaard genus. In the first part of the talk we will describe a beautiful construction due to Agol for building hyperbolic...   More >

Seminar 208, Microeconomic Theory (Departmental Seminar): "Research Transparency and Reproducibility in Economics and Beyond"

Seminar | September 25 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | Bechtel Engineering Center, Sibley Auditorium

 Edward Miguel, UC Berkeley

 Department of Economics

Amazon Info-Session

Information Session | September 25 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Please join Amazon for an info session to learn about our Software Development Engineer intern and full-time roles!

Food will be provided!

www.amazon.jobs/student-programs
Software Development Engineer, Intern: 908695
Software Development Engineer, Full-time: 908703

Big Ideas Information Session

Information Session | September 25 | 6-7:30 p.m. | B100 Blum Hall

 The Big Ideas Contest

Calling all student innovators! Come to the Big Ideas information session to learn how you can access resources and up to $20K for your social impact project. The Big Ideas Contest is an innovation contest that provides funding, training, networks, and recognition to interdisplinary teams of students who have big ideas! Come learn more about the application requirements and resources Big Ideas...   More >

Big Ideas Information Session

Information Session | September 25 | 6 p.m. | B100 Blum Hall

 Darryl Diptee, 2019 winner for Sonic Eyewear Project

 Data Sciences

Big Ideas is an early-stage, student-led, innovation contest that connects students with the mentorship, training, and resources needed to successfully conceptualize, deploy, and scale their social ventures. Open to undergraduate and graduate students, the Contest awards up to $300,000 in prizes annually. Since its founding in 2006, Big Ideas has inspired over 2,000 student-led projects aimed at...   More >

Evolving Economies of Cannabis

Lecture | September 25 | 6-7:30 p.m. |  Hearst Museum of Anthropology

 Dr. Beau Kilmer, RAND Corporation; Dr. Ann A. Laudati, UC Berkeley

 Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology, Botanical Garden

Two leading experts will speak about the economic and social implications of a growing global cannabis industry.

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Toastmasters on Campus Club: Learn public speaking

Meeting | January 14, 2015 – December 18, 2019 every Wednesday | 6:15-7:30 p.m. | 3111 Etcheverry Hall

 Toastmasters on Campus

Toastmasters has been the world leader in teaching public speaking since 1924. Meetings are an enjoyable self-paced course designed to get you up and running as a speaker in only a few months.

The Distinguished Lecture in Astronomy: From Spinning Black Holes to Exploding Stars: New Views on the Energetic Universe

Lecture | September 25 | 6:30-7:45 p.m. | 105 Stanley Hall

 Fiona A. Harrison, Benjamin M. Rosen Professor of Physics, Caltech

 Department of Astronomy

Using space-based telescopes that image the cosmos in high energy radiation, Professor Harrison is exploring the densest, hottest, and most energetic regions in the Universe. These observatories are helping us to understand how black holes grow, how the elements that make up life are forged in extreme environments, and how matter behave in conditions beyond any we can create on Earth.

Ism, Ism, Ism: Latin Camp

Film - Series | September 25 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

If nostalgia is the impossibility of a return to origin, queer nostalgia is the salvage of a symbolic past. These filmmakers borrow an alternative reading of Hollywood stars, figures who are also sites for mining, appropriation, and excess. These divas suggest private and collective mythologies that work against linear conceptions of time and history. This program proposes a new constellation of...   More >

Tears and Smoke: Voices from Hong Kong to America

Panel Discussion | September 25 | 7-8:15 p.m. |  Moe's Books

 2476 Telegraph Ave., Berkeley, CA 94704

 National Lawyers Guild, Berkeley Law Chapter

Organized by the Bauhinia Project, this event aims to dispel misinformation and clarify the protests still ongoing in Hong Kong, by offering a perspective in Hong Kong's own voices. Hongkongers now in Berkeley have been invited to speak -- including poets, protesters, former student leader of the Umbrella Movement, and advocates now working at local Bay Area nonprofits.

Exhibits and Ongoing Events

The Life and Career of Kaneji Domoto

Exhibit - Multimedia | August 19 – December 16, 2019 every day | 210 Wurster Hall

 Environmental Design, College of

This exhibition explores the complex story behind the only American Japanese architect and landscape architect at Frank Lloyd Wright’s Usonian community, in Westchester County, New York in 1944.

Photographs by Ken Light: American Stories

Exhibit - Photography | August 28, 2019 – May 15, 2020 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | Stephens Hall, Townsend Center, 220 Stephens

 Townsend Center for the Humanities, Journalism, Graduate School of

In an exhibition of selected works from the past five decades, documentary photographer Ken Light probes social and political issues in America.

 Viewing hours are generally Monday-Friday, 9 am to 4 pm. The exhibit is located in a space also used for events. Please contact the Townsend Center to confirm availability.

The Languages of Berkeley: An Online Exhibition

Exhibit - Multimedia | September 1, 2019 – August 31, 2020 every day |  Free Speech Movement Cafe (Moffitt Library)

 Library, Berkeley Language Center

Celebrates the magnificent diversity of languages that advance research, teaching, and learning at the University of California, Berkeley. It is the point of embarkation for an exciting sequential exhibit that will build on one post per week, showcasing an array of digitized works in the original language chosen by those who work with these languages on a daily basis - librarians, professors,...   More >

Power and the People: The U.S. Census and Who Counts

Exhibit - Artifacts | September 16, 2019 – March 1, 2020 every day | Doe Library, Bernice Layne Brown Gallery

 Library

Since 1790, the U.S. Census has impacted many aspects of our lives. It determines congressional apportionment, decides which communities receive a slice of $500,000,000,000 in federal funds, and provides information essential to policy making. Census questions also reflect the beliefs, concerns and prejudices of their time, starting with the first census which mandated that enslaved people be...   More >

Power to the People

You Are On Indian Land: There There (On the Same Page 2019): An Exhibit of Library Collections relating to the Native American community of Oakland

Exhibit - Multimedia | August 26 – December 31, 2019 every day | Moffitt Undergraduate Library, 3rd floor

 Library

Tommy Orange's debut novel, There There, is this year's On the Same Page program reading. The entire campus community is encouraged to read the book and participate in classes and events this Fall.

“Orange’s debut is an ambitious meditation on identity and its broken alternatives, on myth filtered through the lens of time and poverty and urban life. Its many short chapters are told through a...   More >

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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 >

Guided Tours: Strange

Exhibit - Multimedia | September 4 – November 27, 2019 every Wednesday | 12:15 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Explore the spirit of Surrealism with a guided tour of Strange, which features a diverse array of works from the BAMPFA collection invoking the improbable, uncanny, mysterious, and miraculous.