<< Wednesday, November 20, 2019 >>

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

BSAC at IDTechEx USA 2019, Santa Clara, Nov 20-21

Conference/Symposium | November 20 – 21, 2019 every day | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. |  IDTechEx USA 2019

  Santa Clara Convention Center, Santa Clara, CA

BSAC, Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center (BSAC)

 Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center (BSAC)

BSAC Booth Q21

BPM 209 Running Effective Meetings

Workshop | November 20 | 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | #24 University Hall

 Human Resources

This workshop is for UC Berkeley Staff. The content covers the roles and skills necessary for effective meeting facilitation.

  Register online

Berkeley Boosts Webinar: "Super Pumped: The Battle for Uber" with Mike Isaac, The New York Times: Online Program

Lecture | November 20 | 10-11 a.m. |  Online Program

 Mike Isaac, Berkeley Law

 Berkeley Law Executive Education

Berkeley Boosts is a monthly series of free webinars (with MCLE credit) and articles for legal practitioners and organizational leaders. Berkeley Boosts content is carefully curated by the Berkeley Center for Law and Business and Berkeley Law Executive Education to ensure engaging discussions on subjects that matter.

DCRP Lecture Series: Ben Metcalf

Lecture | November 20 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 305 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

WEDNESDAY, NOV 20, 11 AM. Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Through State Action: Moving Away From Exclusionary Zoning in California

(CANCELED) Deep Imaging of Genomes

Seminar | November 20 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building | Canceled

 Tom Misteli, National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Combinatorics Reading Seminar: Domain-wall boundary conditions and the Macdonald polynomials

Seminar | November 20 | 11:10 a.m.-12:10 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Aaron Brookner, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

For a certain choice of boundary conditions, the 6-vertex model's partition function has an elegant formula in terms of determinants. We associate a variable to each row and each column of the grid, which can be interpreted as a physical "inhomogeneity" factor. It follows from the YBE that the partition function is symmetric in the row variables, and in the column variables, separately; we will...   More >

Study Abroad Office Hours at EOP

Miscellaneous | October 2 – December 4, 2019 every Wednesday with exceptions | 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, EOP at MLK BNorth

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Interested in studying abroad? A Berkeley Study Abroad Peer Adviser will hold office hours at EOP every Wednesday from 11:30am-1:30pm during the fall semester to answer questions about program options, scholarships, how to apply and additional services offered!

Sign-up for a spot on http://tinyurl.com/eopstudyabroad.

Professional Program in Graphic Design Online Information Session

Information Session | November 20 | 12-12:30 p.m. |  Online

 UC Berkeley Extension

UC Berkeley Extension's Professional Program in Graphic Design offers a study of design principles and an appreciation of historical and current trends. Find out how you can learn from industry professionals to build a portfolio and advance in the field.

  Register online

Townsend Book Chat with Sugata Ray: Climate Change and the Art of Devotion: Geoaesthetics in the Land of Krishna, 1550-1850

Lecture | November 20 | 12-1 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens

 Townsend Center for the Humanities

In the north Indian pilgrimage region of Braj, the landscape is considered sacred. Ray shows how this place-centered theology and its art emerged in the wake of the climatic catastrophe of the Little Ice Age (ca. 1550–1850).

MVZ LUNCH SEMINAR - Speaker TBA: Title TBA

Seminar | November 20 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 VLSB, Grinnell-Miller Library

 TBA

 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 >

UC Berkeley Chamber Orchestra: Noon Concert Series

Performing Arts - Music | November 20 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

Free. No reserved seating.

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

From paws to hands: The evolution of the forelimb and cortical areas involved in complex hand use

Seminar | November 20 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 560 Evans Hall

 Leah Krubitzer, UC Davis

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Forelimb morphology and use in mammals is extraordinarily diverse. Evolution has produced wings, flippers, hooves, paws and hands which are specialized for a variety of behaviors such as flying, swimming and grasping to name a few. While there is a wealth of data in human and non-human primates on the role of motor cortex and posterior parietal cortical areas in reaching and grasping with the...   More >

The long-term impacts of large-scale public works spending on population health: A Demography Brown Bag Talk

Colloquium | November 20 | 12-1 p.m. | 2232 Piedmont, Seminar Room

 David Rehkopf, Professor of Medicine; Health Disparities Research Group Leader, Stanford Center on Poverty & Inequality

 Population Science, Department of Demography

David Rehkopf is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine at the Stanford University School of Medicine. His work focuses on the way in which social and economic factors impact health and mortality across the lifespan, with particular attention to the impact of work and earnings on cardiovascular biomarkers and obesity.

Bioengineering Rising Star Lecture - Krishanu Saha: Towards nonviral, in vivo genome editing therapies: new tools and models to facilitate translation

Seminar | November 20 | 12-1 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Krishanu Saha, Wisconsin Institute for Discovery

 Bioengineering (BioE)

Krishanu Saha,Wisconsin Institute for Discovery

Towards nonviral, in vivo genome editing therapies: new tools and models to facilitate translation

We have developed new approaches to inform first-in-human studies that combine patient-derived, induced pluripotent stem cell models with new delivery nanocarriers and computational models.

Plant and Microbial Biology Seminar: "One Small Molecule for a Microbe, a Giant Leap for Natural Products"

Seminar | November 20 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall

 Nigel Mouncey, Director, DOE Joint Genome Institute

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

Dr. Mouncey joined the DOE Joint Genome Institute in 2017 as the fourth Director in its 20-year history. He earned his Bachelor's of Science in Microbiology at University of Glasgow and his Ph.D. in Biochemistry at University of Sussex. His team has developed production strains and fermentation processes for other molecules such as a new fungicide, propionic acid and long-chain alcohols, as well...   More >

CITRIS Research Exchange - Victoria Coleman

Seminar | November 20 | 12-1 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium, 310

 CITRIS and the Banatao Institute

CITRIS Research Exchange is free and open to the public. Each one-hour seminar starts at 12 pm and is hosted at the Banatao Auditorium in Sutardja Dai Hall on the UC Berkeley campus unless otherwise noted. Register by the Monday prior to the event to receive lunch.

  RSVP online

[Peterson / Dean's Speaker Series] Does Enlightened Capitalism Have a Future?

Panel Discussion | November 20 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | Haas School of Business, Spieker Forum (6th Floor), Chou Hall

 Center for Responsible Business

In this very special Dean's / Peterson Speaker Series, Professor James O’Toole, Professor Emeritus at USC’s Marshall School of Business and author of The Enlightened Capitalists: Cautionary Tales of Business Pioneers Who Tried to Do Well by Doing Good, will discuss the future of enlightened capitalism with Professor David Vogel, Solomon Lee Emeritus Professor of Business Ethics at the Haas School...   More >

Reading: Jacquelynn Baas

Reading - Nonfiction | November 20 | 12:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

BAMPFA Director Emeritus Jacquelynn Baas presents her groundbreaking new book Marcel Duchamp and the Art of Life with an illustrated introduction and reading. Duchamp drew on a wide range of sources, from science and mathematics to alchemy. Baas makes the argument that his work may also have been informed by Asian “esoterism”—energetic spiritual practices such as Indo-Tibetan Tantra that identify...   More >

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 >

Topology Seminar (Introductory Talk): Introduction to systole

Seminar | November 20 | 2:10-3 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Inkang Kim, Korea Institute for Advanced Study

 Department of Mathematics

We survey some basic facts about systole geometry introduced by Gromov.

SURF Summer Research Scholarships Info Session

Information Session | November 20 | 3-4 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Sean Burns, Director, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

 Office of Undergraduate Research

OURS Staff will discuss eligibility criteria for SURF programs, benefits of the fellowship and tips for a successful application

Weekly Coffee Break

Social Event | August 28 – December 11, 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 >

New Volunteer Information Session

Information Session | November 20 | 3-4:30 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Perry Hall

 Botanical Garden

Join us for an information session about the volunteer programs at UCBG. Find out what opportunities are currently available, what the requirements are, and learn how to get started.

In addition to registering, please email the Volunteer & Tour Coordinator at perry[at]berkeley.edu.

  Register online or by calling 510-643-7265

BLISS Seminar: Towards a Theory of Information for Dynamical Systems

Seminar | November 20 | 3-4 p.m. | 400 Cory Hall

 Victoria Kostina, Caltech

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

We are moving towards a massively and diversely connected world populated by a seamless network of intelligent, dynamic distributed systems engaged in a shared interaction with the physical world and each other through unreliable sensors, actuators and noisy communication channels. These systems are extremely delay sensitive, so that coding over long blocks of observed data might not be feasible....   More >

Utility Based Model Selection and Model Averaging

Seminar | November 20 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Jan Vecer, Charles University in Prague

 Department of Statistics

This talk connects several basic concepts from probability, statistics and economic theory. We study model prediction in the form of a distributional opinion about a random variable X and show how to test this prediction against alternative views. Different model opinions can be traded on a hypothetical market that trades their differences. Using a utility maximization technique, we describe such...   More >

Berkeley Number Theory Learning Seminar: Homological Stability II

Seminar | November 20 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Rahul Dalal, University of California, Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

How to Write a Research Proposal Workshop

Workshop | November 20 | 4-5 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

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

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Need to write a grant proposal? This workshop is for you! You'll get a head start on defining your research question, developing a lit review and project plan, presenting your qualifications, and creating a realistic budget.

Open to all UC Berkeley students.

The Trouble with Inequality

Colloquium | November 20 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 127 Dwinelle, Academic Innovation Studio

 127 Dwinelle Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720

 Jeff Manza, Professor of Sociology, New York University

 Institute for the Study of Societal Issues, Goldman School of Public Policy, Center for Right-Wing Studies

Growing support for right-wing populist candidates and parties around the world raises questions about how citizens understand and conceptualize inequality. Many political-economic theories of democratic responsiveness emphasize the capacities of citizens to connect major societal changes with demands for new government policies. Rapidly rising high-end income and wealth inequality over the past...   More >

Sol and Arthur at the Seige of Mafeking: Lecture with Jane Taylor

Lecture | November 20 | 4 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall

 The Graduate Division

Jane Taylor will present her research on two diarists of the South African War—Sol Plaatje and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. Her talk considers the fact that Plaatje and Doyle both wrote about the Siege of Mafeking, a significant moment in the narrative of the South African (Boer) War. Taylor will discuss what the Siege writings do and do not reveal about empire, sentiment, and the uncanny.

ERG Colloquium: Laney Siegner: Social, Ecological and Educational Seeds: Harvesting the Perennial Value of Small Community Farms

Colloquium | November 20 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 126 Barrows Hall

 Laney Siegner, Energy and Resources Group

 Energy and Resources Group

Come to the first iteration of Laney’s “climate farm school” to learn more about existing efforts to build climate resilient, equitable, re-localized food systems.  

EECS Colloquium: Representation, Modeling, and Optimization in Reinforcement Learning

Colloquium | November 20 | 4-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, 306 (HP Auditorium)

 Sham Kakade, University of Washington

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Reinforcement learning is now the dominant paradigm for how an agent learns to interact with the world. The approach has lead to successes ranging across numerous domains, including game playing and robotics, and it holds much promise in new domains, from self driving cars to interactive medical applications. Some of the central challenges are: - Representational learning: does having a good...   More >

Fung Institute presents: Engineering Leadership Speaking Series

Lecture | September 4 – November 20, 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 >

Diffusion of Magnetic Nanoparticles in Complex and Biological Fluids

Colloquium | November 20 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall

 Carlos Rinaldi, Professor, Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of Florida

 College of Chemistry

Nanoparticles are of interest in a variety of biomedical applications that take advantage of their small size and unique properties.

Ensembles of Trees and CLT's: Inference and Machine Learning: Neyman Seminar

Seminar | November 20 | 4-5 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Giles Hooker, Cornell University

 Department of Statistics

This talk develops methods of statistical inference based around ensembles of decision trees: bagging, random forests, and boosting. Recent results have shown that when the bootstrap procedure in bagging methods is replaced by sub-sampling, predictions from these methods can be analyzed using the theory of U-statistics which have a limiting normal distribution. Moreover, the limiting variance...   More >

Topology Seminar: Systole growth of locally symmetric manifolds under the congruence coverings

Seminar | November 20 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 3 Evans Hall

 Inkang Kim, Korea Institute for Advanced Study

 Department of Mathematics

We prove that systole of locally symmetric manifold grows proportional to the logarithm of the volumes under the congruence covers and give explicit value for Gromov's multiplicative constant.

Study Abroad in France

Information Session | November 20 | 4:30-6 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Explore your opportunities to study abroad in France for a summer, semester or year. Hear from Berkeley students who have studied and/or interned in France while earning UC credit.

Global Bears Festival

Social Event | November 20 | 5-7:30 p.m. | International House, Auditorium

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

The Global Bears Festival is an exciting event for all students and staff where we celebrate the diverse and international student body at Berkeley. Taking place in the International House Auditorium, this event is a collaboration with International Students Association at Berkeley (ISAB) and will feature performances, food, and traditions from around the world.

An evening with Dr. Louise Aronson, author of “Elderhood: Redefining Aging, Transforming Medicine, Reimagining Life”

Lecture | November 20 | 5:30-8:30 p.m. |  The David Brower Center

 2150 Alston Way, Berkeley, CA

 Public Health, School of

Join us for nibbles (5:30), talk (6:30), book signing (7:30)

TAX DEDUCTIBLE DONATIONS to the Lecture Series can be made:
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By CHECK payable to “Alta Bates Summit Dept of Philanthropy” & designate “Lifshay Lecture Fund” on memo line (mail to: Alta Bates Summit Dept of Philanthropy, 2855 Telegraph Avenue, Suite 601 Berkeley CA 94705)
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Aging and Alzheimer's Disease: Can lifestyle practices protect the brain?

Lecture | November 20 | 5:45-8:05 p.m. |  Roundhouse Market & Conference Center

 2600 Camino Ramon, San Ramon, CA 94583

 Dr. Susan Landau, Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute

 Tri-Valley Alumni Club

Susan will educate us on best practices for a healthy brain as we age!
About this Event
Join us for an evening with Dr. Susan Landau to learn how lifestyle changes may influence the brain later in life and how they may reduce the risk of cognitive decline.

Tri-Valley: Aging and Alzheimer's Disease: Can lifestyle practices protect the brain?

Lecture | November 20 | 5:45-8 p.m. |  Roundhouse Market & Conference Center

 2600 Camino Ramon, San Ramon, CA 94583

 Dr. Susan Ladau, Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute

 Cal Alumni Association, Tri-Valley Cal Alumni Club

Susan will educate us on best practices for a healthy brain as we age!
About this Event
Join us for an evening with Dr. Susan Landau to learn how lifestyle changes may influence the brain later in life and how they may reduce the risk of cognitive decline.

Susan is an Associate Research Scientist at the UC Berkeley Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute. Her work focuses on the sixth-leading...   More >

Cal STAPH Fellowship Panel

Panel Discussion | November 20 | 6-7 p.m. | 5101 Berkeley Way West

 Graduate Assembly

Alumni will participate in a panel to talk about their fellowship experiences after graduating from the MPH program.

Artist’s Talk: Edie Fake in Conversation with Elaine Yau

Lecture | November 20 | 6 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Artist Edie Fake discusses his new Art Wall project with BAMPFA Mellon Postdoctoral Curatorial Fellow Elaine Yau, who organized it. They will address the idea of queer space in Fake’s architectural motifs, and the role of art in growing dialogue around trans rights.

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.

Exploring Diversity in Healthcare Panel | Helix Medical

Panel Discussion | November 20 | 7-8:30 p.m. | 102 Moffitt Undergraduate Library

 Mallika Dhawan, MD, Oncologist, UCSF Health; Young Kim-Parker, ASW, MSW, MPH, Social Work Clinician, Stanford Children's Health; Aida Sadikovic, MD, Internal Medicine Physician, Kaiser Permanente Oakland; Reginald Wright, Critical Care and Support Technician, USCF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland; Megan Zapanta, Richmond Organizing Director, Asian Pacific Environmental Network

 Helix

Diversity is considered to be an important trait in any modern workspace, but how important is it in healthcare? How does diversity impact the roles of those in healthcare professions and the advancing quality of healthcare?

Helix @ Berkeley is proud to present “Exploring Diversity in Healthcare,” a panel and networking event with professionals from UCSF, John Muir Health, and Kaiser...   More >

TDPS Workshop Performance: FABLE

Performing Arts - Theater | November 19 – 21, 2019 every day | 7-9 p.m. |  Durham Studio Theater (Dwinelle Hall)

 Timothy L. Quirus

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

To gaze into her eyes would be to know all the secrets of the universe; rendering mankind into stone. The Mythologies of the triple goddess, as well as Medusa, continue to ripple through history to modern day culture, and mirror the human experience. Is her story complete? What has been left out, and why is the gorgon perpetuated as a monster for the modern world?

Sculpture by Luciano Garbati

The Sky on Location

Film - Feature | November 20 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Babette Mangolte, Filmmaker

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Babette Mangolte wrote, “The Sky on Location explores the concept of wilderness that was unknown to me when I was raised in France. The film attempts to construct a kind of geography of the land from North to South, East to West and season-to-season through colors instead of maps. While shooting I wanted to establish the mood of the landscape as in a Turner painting. And as viewers of the film we...   More >

Arms Trafficking: Its Past, Present, and Future

Lecture | November 20 | 7-8:15 p.m. | Faculty Club, Great Hall

 Brian DeLay, Associate Professor, UC Berkeley Department of History

 Priya Satia, Professor, Stanford University History Department; Daniel Sargent, Associate Professor, UC Berkeley Department of History; Ron Hassner, Professor, UC Berkeley Political Science

 David A. Hollinger, Professor Emeritus, UC Berkeley Department of History

 Department of History, Berkeley Program Committee, American Academy of Arts & Sciences

The Berkeley Program Committee of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences invites you and a guest to join historian Brian DeLay as he discusses the history of the arms trade, which he argues reaches much farther back than the post-World War II military-industrial complex, and has entangled state and market since George Washington's day.

After DeLay's presentation, Priya Satia, Daniel Sargent,...   More >

  Register online or by calling Tinbite Gadsden at (617) 576-5083, or by emailing Tinbite Gadsden at mevents@amacad.org

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, 2019 – January 31, 2020 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 >

 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 >

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.