Friday, February 21, 2020
Special Event | February 6 – 29, 2020 every day | 675 Barrows Hall
In honor of Black History Month the African American Studies Department invites you to drop by and adopt free books from our Reading Room.
Conference/Symposium | February 21 | Wheeler Hall, Maude Fife Room 315 Wheeler Hall
Department of English, Townsend Center for the Humanities, The Program in Critical Theory, The Florence Bixby Chair, Department of Anthropology, Department of Geography, Radical Geographers, The Counterdisciplinary Spinoza Studies Working Group
This two-day conference will include several panels in which scholars from different disciplines will investigate Marx's relationship to philosophy and the way this relationship has been understood by those in the Marxist tradition.
Speakers will include Jacque Lezra (UC Riverside), Eleanor Kaufman (UCLA) Warren Montag (Occidental College), Banu Burgu (UC Santa Cruz), Max Tomba (UC Santa... More >
Deadline | February 21 | 2451 Ridge Road, Shire Hall (Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership)
Fung Fellowship applications open to rising juniors
Interested in technology at the intersection of health or conservation?
The Fung Fellowship is a unique opportunity for rising juniors to create innovative solutions in health, conservation, and technology to address real-world challenges alongside our community and industry partners. Fung Fellows utilize the iterative human-centered design... More >
Workshop | February 21 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium
Rick Hanson, Ph.D.; Daniel Ellenberg, Ph.D.
Combining kindness & assertiveness in relationships with Rick Hanson, Ph.D., and Daniel Ellenberg, Ph.D.
In important relationships at home and at work, we need to respect the needs of others while also sticking up for our own. But easier said than done. In this experiential, practical workshop for helping professionals, Dr. Rick Hanson and Dr. Daniel Ellenberg use positive neuroplasticity to... More >
Conference/Symposium | February 21 | 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, Maude Fife Room, 315
The Program in Critical Theory, Townsend Center for the Humanities, Social Science Matrix, Department of Anthropology, Department of Sociology, Department of English, Department of French, Department of German, Berkeley Network for a New Political Economy
This is a multi-day conference (February 21-22, 10 am-4:30 pm)
Speakers include: Banu Bargu, Eleanor Kaufman, A. Kiarina Kordela, Warren Montag, Vittorio Morfino, Ted Stolze, and Massimiliano Tomba.
This two-day conference seeks to generate and examine the conceptual problems, questions and returns of the relationships (and non-relationships) of Marx and philosophy. What philosophical debts... More >
Workshop | February 21 | 10-11 a.m. | 155 Kroeber Hall | Note change in location
Attend an interactive one hour workshop to review your OPT application with an international student adviser! This is a group workshop that allows you to follow along as a BIO adviser leads you through the application step by step.
During this workshop, you will go over the required documents, how to fill out forms, and most common mistakes in the application. Please bring ALL required... More >
Meeting | January 24 – May 1, 2020 every other Friday | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | Virtual Participation via Zoom
Find out more on the BIDS website: https://bids.berkeley.edu/events.
Lecture | February 21 | 12 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
The student curators of Lands of Promise and Peril present gallery talks mapping the exhibitions themes and revealing their curatorial process and perspectives.
The curators are Noor Ali, Lillias Arvanites, Aidan Barry-Owen, Joseph Chang, Kate Gabon, Jocelyn Gama, Joss Harrison, Shuge Luo, Luz Mendez, Paul ONeill, Mohini Rye, and Aylin Figueroa Uribe, students in the UC Berkeley course... More >
Lecture | February 21 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium
Deirdre Cooper Owens
Deirdre Cooper Owens is The Charles and Linda Wilson Professor in the History of Medicine and Director of the Humanities in Medicine program. She is also an Organization of American Historians (OAH) Distinguished Lecturer. A popular public speaker, she has published essays, book chapters, and blog pieces on a number of issues that concern African American experiences. Her first book, Medical... More >
Information Session | February 21 | 12-1 p.m. | Online
Richard Louie, UC Berkeley Extension program director
Find out how this specialized programwith online and classroom courses availablecan enhance your background in the biological or chemical sciences and help prepare you academically for application to certified CLS training programs.
Solid State Technology and Devices Seminar: Hot Electrons, Cold Materials: Approaches for Next Generation Semiconductor Devices
Seminar | February 21 | 1-2 p.m. | Cory Hall, The Hogan Room, 521
Rehan Kapadia, Professor, University of Southern California
In the first part of the talk, we discuss our work efficient utilization of non-equilibrium electrons. We show that by carefully considering scattering, transport, and transfer rates, hot electron devices can be rationally designed and implemented.
German 204-Compact Seminar taught by Prof. Hinrich Seeba(only for 5 weeks): Aesthetics of History: Lessing, Schiller, Novalis, Kleist
Seminar | January 31 – February 28, 2020 every Friday | 1-4 p.m. | 282 Dwinelle Hall
Department of German
In the age of fake news, the disparity of historical and poetic truth, as it emerged in the 18th century, gains new significance. When the study of history became an academic discipline, the role of historical writing between factual report and literary representation was intensely discussed by historians, philosophers of history and writers, from Chladenius, Wegelin and Gatterer in history, by... More >
Social Event | February 21 | 1-3 p.m. | Tilden Regional Park
Come join us to get out of the city and spend some time out in nature. Tilden Park is in the hills just above Berkeley, but it feels like you've left the city far behind, with beautiful rolling hills in every direction.
We will meet at Springer Gateway at 1 p.m. on Friday, February 21st to take the short bus ride up to Tilden Park together. Bring comfortable walking shoes, a water bottle,... More >
How Do Emerging Light Harvesting Materials Form, Transform, and Transport Energy at the Nanoscale?: Nano Seminar Series
Seminar | February 21 | 2-3 p.m. | 4 LeConte Hall
We are interested in the optoelectronic properties and the spatiotemporal nature of photogenerated energy carrier transport of emerging semiconducting materials, broadly defined.
These materials include not only semiconductors whose basic building blocks are atoms but also those made of small particles or molecules, including the aggregates of molecular pigments involved in photosynthesis.... More >
Seminar | February 21 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall
Mehdi Ouaki, UC Berkeley
The study of the shocks statistics for the scalar conservation law with convex flux and spatially initial random data has been investigated by Menon and Srinivasan. For a large class of random initial data (Spectrally negative Markov processes and derivative of Levy processes with downward jumps), they showed that the Markov property in space is conserved for positive times, and a conjecture has... More >
Colloquium | February 21 | 3-5 p.m. | 88 Dwinelle Hall
Colloquium | February 21 | 3 p.m. | 250 Morrison Hall
Dark Elegies: The Choreographics of Surveillant Systems and National Defense
Choreographer and Lecturer at Brown University, Sydney Skybetter, will present his research on the intersections of gesture, dance history, computer science history and homeland security. With case studies on Facebook, Minority Report, drone surveillance and early motion capture research conducted with choreographers... More >
Workshop | February 21 | 3-4 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall
Every Friday the CMES hosts an informal guided discussion of current events in the Middle East and North Africa, open to all.
This weeks salon takes a broad overview of current refugee and migration issues as they relate to the MENA region. What is going on in Turkey, which initially welcomed Syrian refugees but is now hostile towards them? How has Europes attitude towards refugees evolved... More >
Seminar | February 21 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 107 South Hall
A 2009 report was highly critical of many forensic practices. This is the first thorough analysis of the purportedly distinct patterns on the seams of denim pants.
Film - Feature | February 21 | 4 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
China ended its one-child policy in 2015, but the ramifications of the decades-long law are still reverberating throughout the country in traumatic and haunting ways. Inspired by the birth of her own son, codirector Nanfu Wang returns to her village, where questions posed to family members about the policy lead to grim revelations about forced sterilization, property destruction, child... More >
Lecture | February 21 | 4-5 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building
Ethan Elkind, UC Berkeley
UC Berkeley/UCLA Center for Law, Energy & the Environment Climate Program Director Ethan Elkind will present Transportation and Climate Change: The Challenge of Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions from Driving at the ITS Berkeley Transportation Seminar Feb. 21, 2020 at 4 p.m. in 290 Hearst Memorial Mining.
Colloquium | February 21 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library
Kiyoteru Tsutsui, Professor of Sociology, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Why have the three most salient minority groups in Japan - the politically dormant Ainu, the active but unsuccessful Koreans, and the former outcaste group of Burakumin - all expanded their activism since the late 1970s despite the unfavorable domestic political environment? My investigation into the history of activism by the three groups reveals that a key factor was the... More >
Coordination Chemistry in 19F Magnetic Resonance Imaging: Agents for Illuminating Biological Environments in Vitro and in Vivo
Seminar | February 21 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall
19F Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is an emerging technique for in vivo imaging, showing great promise due to the favorable NMR properties of the fluorine nucleus (high sensitivity, large ppm range) and the lack of detectable fluorine signal in biological systems. Imaging agents can be designed that exhibit either a turn-on or chemical shift response that is selective for a specific biological... More >
Colloquium | February 21 | 4-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall
Rohan French, UC Davis
According to the nonreflexive approach to the semantic paradoxes presented in French (2016), no inference is, strictly speaking, valid. Nonetheless, there are a number of inference, such as that from a pair of sentences to their conjunction, which strike many of us as being valid. In order to account for this, it is argued in French (2016) that what we are really judging to be valid are... More >
Lecture | February 21 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 1203 Berkeley Way West
Michael B. Bakan, Florida State University
From the advent of autism as a diagnosed condition in the 1940s until the present, the musical talents and affinities of autistic people have been widely recognized. Yet for all of the scholarly attention paid to the autism-music nexus, autistic musicians themselves have rarely been asked to account for how they make and experience music, or for why it matters to them that they do. It is to this... More >
Colloquium | February 21 | 4:30 p.m. | 128 Morrison Hall
"Songs of the Humpback Whale: Faith, Structure, and Listening in the 20th century"
Rachel Mundy is an Assistant Professor of Music in the Arts, Culture, & Media program at Rugters University in Newark. She specializes in twentieth-century sonic culture with interests at the juncture of music, the history of science, and animal studies. Her research shows how music has been used to navigate... More >
Information Session | February 21 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)
Please join Schlumberger for an info-session today at 5:30 PM in the Wozniak Lounge (430) in Soda Hall, hosted by EECS and UPE.
Come to learn more about the company and the opportunities Schlumberger offers.
About the company:
Schlumberger Software Technology Innovation Center (STIC), established in 2014, is focused on the innovative... More >
Sport - Intercollegiate - Baseball/Softball | February 21 | 6 p.m. | Evans Field
Cal Baseball hosts St. John's at Evans Diamond.
Film - Feature | February 21 | 7 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Gleaning has meanings both literal, to gather grain left behind by reapers (the subject of nineteenth-century French paintings like Millets famed Les glaneuses), and metaphorical, to collect bit by bit. Vardas rumination on this art of living off the leftovers of others finds inspiration in both past and present, rural and urban, the political and the highly personal. Camera in hand, Varda... More >
Exploring the intersections of dance and community, the annual TDPS dance concert poses critical questions for our divisive times: How can dance create inclusive exchanges between audiences and performers? How can dance making be a form of community making? How do communities use dance performance to bring forth new narratives and framings of the world?
Performing Arts - Music | February 21 | 8 p.m. | Hertz Concert Hall
David Milnes, Music Director
Debussy - Jeux
Gershwin - An American in Paris
Rachmaninoff - Symphonic Dances
Established in 1923, the UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra is the oldest performing arts ensemble in the University of California system. Throughout its long history, the orchestra has provided students and other members of the campus community with the opportunity to expand their... More >
$30 general admission, $20 seniors, students, UCB staff, $10 UCB students, children under 12 at the door, $5 UCB students, children under 12 advance
Performing Arts - Music | February 21 | 8-10 p.m. | First Congregational Church
2345 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA 94704
MILOS returns to Berkeley for a concert of virtuosic solo works by Bach, Granados, and de Falla, and is joined by an ensemble of gifted collaborators for arrangements of classical music by Rodrigo, Boccherini, and Piazzolla; popular standards from Brazil and Mexico; and intimate renditions of songs by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, of the Beatles.
$42-68 (prices subject to change)
Exhibits and Ongoing Events
Exhibit - Multimedia | September 1, 2019 – August 31, 2020 every day | Free Speech Movement Cafe (Moffitt Library)
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 >
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 >
Exhibit - Painting | February 5 – May 31, 2020 every day | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
January 15May 31, 2020
Among the last great ukiyo-e artists of Meiji Japan, Taiso Yoshitoshi (18391892) reigned supreme for his daring prints based on various tales and legends of ancient Japan and China. He made use of Western colors and inks for dramatic effect, yet stayed loyal to the woodblock print techniques that had guided past masters. In his short life, he created numerous series... More >
Exhibit - Artifacts | February 19 – July 19, 2020 every day | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
February 19July 19, 2020
Rosie Lee Tompkins (19362006) is widely considered one of the most brilliant and inventive quiltmakers of the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. Her reputation has grown to the point where her work is no longer considered solely within the context of quilting, but celebrated among the great American artistic achievements of our time. Rosie Lee Tompkins: A... More >
Exhibit - Photography | January 13 – May 15, 2020 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 220 Stephens
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 Monday-Friday during the academic year. The exhibit is located in a space also used for events. Please call (510) 643-9670 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for viewing times.
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 >
ON VIEW: FEB 3-21, MON-FRI 10am-5pm. Lecture on FEB 5 at 6:30pm in 112 Wurster, followed by an opening reception in 108 Wurster. Free and open to all!
Exhibit - Artifacts | February 13 – June 21, 2020 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. | Hearst Museum of Anthropology
TEMPORARILY CLOSED - Textile makers around the world do more than create vibrant fabrics for innumerable uses. Their creations stretch in countless ways. They reach back in timereviving old traditionsand forward in time, bringing countless innovations, and fusing cultural traditions. Cloth objects may reflect painful histories and the oppression of colonialism... More >