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Friday, November 15, 2019

TDPS presents The Caucasian Chalk Circle by Bertolt Brecht

Performing Arts - Theater | November 15 – 24, 2019 every day with exceptions |  Zellerbach Playhouse

 Christine Nicholson

 Bertolt Brecht

 Alistair Beaton

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

This captivating and comedic play within a play tells the corresponding stories of a post-war land dispute in the Caucasus Mountains and a young servant who risks her life to raise an abandoned child.


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R.A.D. Self Defense for Women (BEUHS062)

Workshop | November 15 | 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Ed Center

 Karen Patchell, Be Well at Work Faculty & Staff Health Program; Kim Guess, Be Well at Work Faculty & Staff Health Program

 Gender Equity Resource Center, and Be Well at Work Faculty and Staff Health Programs

Fri 11/15 and 11/22; 8.30 am – 1 pm, Tang Education Center

R.A.D. for Women is a 9 hour comprehensive, women* and femmes course that begins with risk awareness and progresses to the basics of hands-on defense training. This course is part of Cal Self Defense for All (CSDA), a program that addresses violence and harassment in our community by empowering members of our community to know about...   More >

14th Annual Master's Research Symposium: UC Berkeley/UCSF Joint Medical Program

Conference/Symposium | November 15 | 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. | Berkeley Way West, 1102/1104

 Public Health, School of

Enjoy our graduating students' thesis presentations in a Berkeley setting! Please also join us for lunch and a wine and cheese reception right after the presentations.

2020 Judith Lee Stronach Baccalaureate Prize Info Session: Funding for post graduation social engagement projects

Information Session | November 15 | 10-11 a.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Mary Crabb, Office of Undergraduate Research & Scholarships

 Office of Undergraduate Research

The Judith Lee Stronach Baccalaureate Prize supports intellectual and creative pursuits that heighten awareness of issues of social consciousness and contribute to the public good. The award gives students the opportunity to extend and reflect upon their undergraduate work at Berkeley by undertaking a social engagement project after their graduation.

Up to $25,000.

Essig Brunch Seminar: Entomology - insects, arachnids, and other arthopods

Seminar | October 4 – December 13, 2019 every Friday with exceptions | 10-11 a.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 1101 (UCMP "fishbowl")

 See website for current speaker and topic

 Essig Museum of Entomology

Weekly seminar series focused on insect ecology, evolution, behavior, and other research topics.

BIDS Forum: Information and Uncertainty in Data Science

Meeting | November 15 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 190B Doe Library

 Berkeley Institute for Data Science

Full details about this meeting will be posted here: https://bids.berkeley.edu/events.

Integral Taiji and Qigong

Workshop | November 15 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

You are invited to participate in Integral Taiji & Qigong classes at the UC Botanical Garden. Our classes will focus on somatic, psycho-spiritual, ecological, and cosmological dimensions of taiji (tai chi) and qigong.

Free with Garden Admission

  Register online

Study Abroad in Spain

Information Session | November 15 | 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Hearst Field Annex, Room B5

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Join us in exploring the variety of study and intern abroad options available in Spain for the summer, semester, or year.
The session will highlight information and advice from Rafael Gonzales, an exchange student at Berkeley from the Carlos III Univ. of Madrid.

The Crisis in News Media: Why it matters and what should be done

Lecture | November 15 | 12-1 p.m. | North Gate Hall, Logan Multimedia Center

 John Ridding, Financial Times

 Goldman School of Public Policy, Berkeley Journalism, Haas School of Business

Please join us for a special Bay Area visit by John Ridding, CEO of the Financial Times.

John Ridding is the Chief Executive Officer of the Financial Times Group, one of the world’s leading news organisations recognised internationally for its authority, integrity and accuracy and for its global perspective.

Under his stewardship, the FT has expanded its global operations and transformed...   More >

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Hormone-Dependent Neurocircuits Controlling Energy Allocation in Females

Seminar | November 15 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

 Holly Ingraham, University of California, San Francisco

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Artistry in Academic Writing

Panel Discussion | November 15 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 113 César E. Chávez Student Center

 SLC Writing Program

The SLC Writing Program’s Fall 2019 faculty panel, Artistry in Academic Writing, takes place Friday, November 15th from 12:00-1:30pm in 113 Chávez.

This conversation continues our semester’s theme of cultivating artistry in the writing process. Join us to hear faculty reflect on how they tap into their creativity to explore new intellectual pathways.

Panelists include:
Amanda...   More >

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

Workshop | November 15 | 12 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.

Italy and the Future of Europe

Lecture | November 15 | 12-1 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall | Canceled

 Fabrizio Bucci, Principal Director for European Integration, Italian Ministry of Foreign Affairs

 Institute of European Studies, Consulate General of Italy in San Francisco

A founding member state of the European Union, Italy continues to play a key role in international and transatlantic relations at this critical juncture in the history of Europe. How should Italy and the E.U. respond to the interrelated challenges of populism, migration, climate change, and economic pressures? What impact will Brexit have on the Italian and European political and economic...   More >

Get Fit in 7 Minutes (BEUHS652)

Workshop | November 15 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 251 Hearst Gymnasium

 Cori Evans, MA, NSCA-CPT Wellness Program Manager, Be well at Work - Wellness

 Be Well at Work - Wellness

Come and learn how the 7-minute High Intensity Circuit Training (H.I.C.T.) workout using your body weight, a chair and wall can help you maximize your time, space, and strength and flexibility training routine. According to the American College of Sports Medicine, the combination of aerobic and resistance training in a high-intensity, limited-rest design can deliver numerous health benefits in...   More >

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Pitch Global Event

Workshop | November 15 | 1-5 p.m. | UC Berkeley Extension (SF Campus at 160 Spear St.), 608-609

 Gideon Marks, Co-founder, DogLog

 UC Berkeley Extension, Pitch Global, Certent

Thrilled to have Pitch Global coming back to UC Berkeley Extension with another great pitching and networking event!

Join us on Friday, November 15, from 1 pm to 5 pm at UC Berkeley Extension's San Francisco Center and meet with investors!

  Register online

Solid State Technology and Devices Seminar: Analog Physics for Digital Optimization

Seminar | November 15 | 1-2 p.m. | Cory Hall, The Hogan Room, 521

 Sri Krishna Vadlamani, Ph.D. Student and Researcher, Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences Dept. University of California

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Optimization is vital to Engineering, Artificial Intelligence, and to many areas of Science. Mathematically, we usually employ steepest-descent, or other digital algorithms. But, Physics itself, performs optimizations in the normal course of dynamical evolution. Nature provides us with the following optimization principles:
1. The Principle of Least Action;
2. The Variational Principle of...   More >

Fall 2019 LEP Global Book Club: Barracoon: The Story of the Last "Black Cargo"

Miscellaneous | October 25 – December 6, 2019 every Friday | 1-2 p.m. | 110 César E. Chávez Student Center

 SLC Language Exchange Program

Join us for the Fall 2019 LEP Global Book Club! This semester, as we join the campus in commemorating 400 Years of Resistance to Slavery and Injustice, we will be reading Barracoon: The Story of the Last "Black Cargo.”

Written in 1931 and published just last year, Barracoon chronicles Hurston’s conversations with Cudjo Kossula Lewis, one of the last survivors of the Atlantic Slave...   More >

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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

Tommy Martinez: Director of Creative-Tech at Pioneer Works, NYC

Performing Arts - Music | November 15 | 2-3 p.m. |  McEnerney Hall (1750 Arch St.)

 Center for New Music & Audio Technologies

Pioneer Works is an artist-run cultural center founded in 2012. Imagined by its founder, Dustin Yellin, as a place in which artists, scientists, and thinkers from various backgrounds converge, this “museum of process” takes its primary inspiration from utopian visionaries such as Buckminster Fuller, and radical institutions such as Black Mountain College.

Modulation of Precursor Reactivity for Colloidal Synthesis of WSe2 Nanocrystals and Heterostructures: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | November 15 | 2-3 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Alina Schimpf, UC San Diego, Chemistry and Biochemistry

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

Colloidal chemistry is uniquely poised for the synthesis of metastable phases because conditions can be chosen to access kinetic growth regimes. We show that control over size and phase of colloidal WSe2 nanocrystals is achieved by careful choice of ligand...   More >

Volleyball vs. UCLA

Sport - Intercollegiate - Volleyball | November 15 | 2 p.m. |  Haas Pavilion

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Volleyball hosts UCLA in conference action at Haas Pavilion.

War in Raqqa: Rhetoric vs. Reality

Special Event | October 22 – December 20, 2019 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 2-5 p.m. |  2224 Piedmont (Center for Digital Archaeology )

 Human Rights Center

Experience photographs, videos, open source investigations, and 360° Virtual Reality that document the assault on Raqqa, Syria by coalition forces in 2017. The show draws on Amnesty International's investigations, supported by students in UC Berkeley's Human Rights Investigations Lab and the Digital Verification Corps worldwide. Immerse yourself in video, testimonials, satellite imagery and maps...   More >

Student Probability/PDE Seminar: Constructing the Airy Sheet Using Brownian Last Passage Percolation IV

Seminar | November 15 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Milind Hegde, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

We will present the recent construction of the Airy sheet by Dauvergne, Ortmann, and Virag. In the first talk we will prove the novel extension of the RSK correspondence at the center of their approach, which relates last passage values in a Brownian environment to last passage values in the environment of the Airy line ensemble. Reference: https://arxiv.org/pdf/1812.00309.pdf

Sanjay Srivastava | Work, youth culture and the meanings of ‘caste politics’ in Kerala

Lecture | November 15 | 3-5 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Sanjay Srivastava, Professor of Sociology, Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi

 Lawrence Cohen, Professor in Anthropology and South and Southeast Asian Studies and the co-director of the Medical Anthropology Program

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies

A lecture by Prof. Sanjay Srivastava.

Composition Colloquium: Tommy Martinez

Colloquium | November 15 | 3 p.m. |  CNMAT (1750 Arch St.)

 Department of Music

Hilton Als - I Don't Remember

Lecture | November 15 | 3 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, Maude Fife Room 315 Wheeler Hall

 Department of English

Hilton Als, (Associate Professor of Writing, Columbia University; Theatre Critic and Staff Writer for The New Yorker; Feature Writer and Reviewer, New York Review of Books; winner of the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Criticism) will be presenting work from his book in progress, I Don't Remember, on AIDS, friendship, and New York in the late 1980s.

Friday November 15th
3:00 pm
Maude Fife Room,...   More >

Imsys: Spectral Panning via Flocking Algorithms in a Multi-Channel Sound Environment with Tommy Martinez

Performing Arts - Music | November 15 | 3-4:30 p.m. |  McEnerney Hall (1750 Arch St.)

 Center for New Music & Audio Technologies

Imitation Systems (IMSYS) and the accompanying research is primarily focused around the acoustic spatialization and locative control of frequency bins resulting from a Fourier Analysis of a signal via flocking algorithms.

Precision Production of Polymers: A New Age of Polymer Reaction Engineering

Seminar | November 15 | 3-4 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall

 Shiping Zhu, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Shenzhen, China

 College of Chemistry

Chemical engineering deals with production and processing of materials and chemicals. Polymers are macromolecules that have thousands of small molecules joined together by covalent bonds. Polymer reaction engineering is about industrial production of polymers. Polymers are chain molecules and their materials properties are determined to a large extent by their chain microstructures. Different...   More >

Author Conversation on “The Charisma Machine: The Life, Death, and Legacy of One Laptop per Child”

Seminar | November 15 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 107 South Hall

 Morgan G. Ames, with Michele Pridmore-Brown

 Information, School of

Morgan Ames and LA Review of Books editor Michele Pridmore-Brown discuss the legacy of the One Laptop per Child project and our refusal to learn from its failure.

Triple Bonded Group 14 Compounds: High Reactivity with Small Molecules, Metal- Metal Triple Bond Metathesis with Transition Metal Complexes

Seminar | November 15 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Philip Power, Department of Chemistry, UC Davis

 College of Chemistry

The triple bonded compounds ArMMAr (M = Ge, Sn, or Pb; Ar = terphenyl ligands) display structures, reactivity and bonding that are not explained by standard bonding models. Their peculiar bonding is reflected in their spectroscopic properties and in their reaction chemistry toward small molecules particularly H2. Their relationship to the related subvalent hydrides ArMH is central to this...   More >

Regulating TNCs: Should Uber and Lyft set their own rules?

Seminar | November 15 | 4 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Sen Li, Uc Berkeley

 Institute of Transportation Studies

Sen Li, postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at The University of California, Berkeley, will present Regulating TNCs: Should Uber and Lyft set their own rules? at the ITS Berkeley Transportation Seminar on Nov. 15, 2019 at 4 p.m. in 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building. Join us for Beverages and cookies at 3:30 p.m.

Abstract: We evaluate the impact of three proposed...   More >

Sen Li

Room at the Top

Film - Feature | November 15 | 4 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

As if to prove there’s nothing new in New Wave, Laurence Harvey’s Joe Lampton is right up there with some of the great working-class social climbers of literature and film—Stendhal’s Julian Sorel, Dreiser’s Clyde Griffiths (cum Montgomery Clift’s George Eastman)—adrift in an alien world of the moneyed. Joe’s past is a bomb site, literally and figuratively; the way he sees it, he has no place to...   More >

Pilgrimage and Identity Formation in Taiwan

Colloquium | November 15 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Craig Quintero, Associate Professor, Chair, Department of Theatre and Dance, Grinnell College

 SanSan Kwan, Associate Professor, Theater Dance and Performance Studies, UC Berkeley

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

In 1991, the Taiwanese experimental theatre company U Theatre started incorporating the Baishatun Matsu pilgrimage into their actor training. The actors joined thousands of Taiwanese pilgrims in the religious procession devoted to the goddess Matsu, walking 350 kilometers from Baishatun to Bei-gang in nine days. During the late 1990s, an increasing number of experimental theatre companies also...   More >

Logic Colloquium: Realism in Mathematics: The Case of the Hyperreals

Colloquium | November 15 | 4-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Kenny Easwaran, Texas A&M University

 Department of Mathematics

Although there was controversy about the role of the Axiom of Choice in mathematics in the early 20th century, it has become an accepted part of mathematical practice. One interesting consequence of its acceptance has been the development of non-standard analysis, which studies systems that behave like the real numbers, with the addition of infinitely large and infinitely small elements. These...   More >

Music Studies Colloquium: Emily Zazulia

Colloquium | November 15 | 4:30 p.m. | 128 Morrison Hall

 Department of Music

Emily Zazulia (UC Berkeley)
"Metaphors of Music Writing"

2019 Annual Tang Lecture: Over Mountains and Steppes: Tracing ancient tracks of Asia’s Silk Roads

Lecture | November 15 | 5-7 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room

 Michael Frachetti, Washington University in St. Louis

 Tang Center for Silk Road Studies

For over a century, the Silk Road was depicted by camel caravans crossing barren deserts, transporting exotic commodities to oasis cities across Central Asia and beyond. The harsh grasslands of the Eurasian steppe and the soaring peaks of Inner Asia were seen as barriers to this flow of Asian commerce — risky regions to be crossed quickly or avoided altogether. Yet new archaeological research in...   More >

Europe and the Arctic: Ground Zero for Global Climate Change?

Panel Discussion | November 15 | 5 p.m. | David Brower Center, Tamalpais Room

 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Andreas Raspotnik, High North Center; Kristian Åtland, Norwegian Defense Research Establishment

 Institute of European Studies, The Arctic Institute, Norwegian Consulate General San Francisco, High North Center for Business and Governance, Norway, Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES)

How should the European Union respond to the entwined challenges of climate change mitigation, international law, sustainable development, indigenous rights, and security in the Arctic?
An interactive conversation moderated by Dr. Andreas Raspotnik, in cooperation with The Arctic Institute and the Norwegian Consulate in San Francisco. 

As sea ice retreats from the Arctic, the challenges of...   More >

  RSVP by emailing Derek O'Leary at derekoleary@berkeley.edu

76 Minutes and 16 Seconds with Abbas Kiarostami: (76 daghighe va 15 sanieh ba Abbas Kiarostami)

Film - Feature | November 15 | 6:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Filmmaker Seifollah Samadian was one of Abbas Kiarostami’s closest friends and worked alongside him for over twenty-five years, collaborating on projects such as ABC Africa and Five. In this intimate portrait, which is revealing in subtle and touching ways, Samadian draws upon footage he shot of Kiarostami on location and while traveling in Iran and abroad, showing him at work as a photographer,...   More >

76 Minutes and 16 Seconds with Abbas Kiarostami: (76 daghighe va 15 sanieh ba Abbas Kiarostami)

Film - Feature | November 15 | 6:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Filmmaker Seifollah Samadian was one of Abbas Kiarostami’s closest friends and worked alongside him for over twenty-five years, collaborating on projects such as ABC Africa and Five. In this intimate portrait, which is revealing in subtle and touching ways, Samadian draws upon footage he shot of Kiarostami on location and while traveling in Iran and abroad, showing him at work as a photographer,...   More >

Jim Allison: Breakthrough

Film - Documentary | November 15 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

This documentary tells the remarkable story of the perseverance of a biological scientist who found a cure for cancer through his trailblazing immunotherapy research. Jim Allison spent a significant part of his career as a professor of immunology and director of the Cancer Research Laboratory at UC Berkeley between 1985 and 2004, and concurrently at UC San Francisco from 1997. Among his many...   More >

“Both Eyes Open” Chamber Opera: a Workshop Performance (SOLD OUT)

Performing Arts - Theater | November 15 | 7 p.m. | Morrison Hall, 125, Elkus Room

 Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies, Japanese American Studies Advisory Council

An experimental chamber opera-play
Music by Max Giteck Duykers
Libretto by Philip Kan Gotanda
Directed by Missy Weaver
Performed by tenor John Duykers, baritone Kelvin Chan, Soprano, Kalean Ung
With pianist Marja Mutru, marimba lumina performed by Joel Davel.

The story of the enduring psychological trauma
of the incarceration of Japanese Americans during World War II

Seating is now full

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University Chorus

Performing Arts - Music | November 15 | 8 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

Wei Cheng, Director

$16 General Admission, $12 Senior, Student (non-UCB), UCB Faculty/Staff, $5 UCB students

  Buy tickets online or by calling 510.642.9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Ensemble Basiani

Performing Arts - Music | November 15 | 8-10 p.m. |  First Congregational Church

 Cal Performances

Ensemble Basiani returns to Cal Performances with a performance of ancient Georgian vocal polyphony, featuring the religious hymns, monastic chants, ballads, and folk songs of their Eastern European homeland.

$42–$70 (prices subject to change)

  Tickets go on sale August 6. Buy tickets online or by calling 5106429988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Ensemble Basiani performs Friday, November 15, 2019 in the First Congregational Church. (credit: Courtesy of Ensemble Basiani)

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


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, 2019 – January 31, 2020 every day | Moffitt Undergraduate Library, 3rd floor


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 >

 Show UCB ID to enter Moffitt Library

Object Lessons: The Egyptian Collections of the University of California, Berkeley

Exhibit - Artifacts | November 11, 2019 – May 22, 2020 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday with exceptions | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Bancroft Library, Gallery and Corridor

 Friends of The Bancroft Library, Bancroft Library, Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

Object Lessons brings together ancient and modern Egyptian artifacts from the Center for the Tebtunis Papyri and the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology in an exhibition in The Bancroft Library Gallery and Corridor. In the gallery, we invite you to explore how items from everyday life were created and discarded, excavated and conserved, from antiquity to the present day. The corridor...   More >

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 >