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Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Free Wednesday at the Garden

Special Event | January 2, 2019 – December 2, 2020 the first Wednesday of the month every month |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Every first Wednesday at the Garden is free admission day.

Remediating the Studio System in May 1970: The Firesign Theatre's Don't Crush That Dwarf Hand Me the Pliers - Lecture with Jeremy Braddock

Lecture | March 4 | Wheeler Hall, 300 Wheeler Hall

 Department of English, Department of Comparative Literature

Remediating the Studio System in May 1970: The Firesign Theatre's Don't Crush That Dwarf Hand Me the Pliers

BSAC Research Review Spring 2020, UC Berkeley, March 4-5

Conference/Symposium | March 4 – 5, 2020 every day | 8 a.m.-6 p.m. | Bechtel Engineering Center, Sibley Auditorium

 Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center (BSAC)

NASA Berkeley Aviation Data Science Seminar

Lecture | January 22 – May 6, 2020 every Wednesday | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Berkeley Institute for Data Science, UAM@Berkeley, Berkeley Institute of Transportation Studies

Find more information on the BIDS Events list: https://bids.berkeley.edu/events.

Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon: Art + Feminism and Race + Justice

Workshop | March 4 | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. | 405 Moffitt Undergraduate Library


Wikimedia’s race and gender trouble is well-documented. While the reasons for the gap are up for debate, the practical effect of this disparity is not: content is skewed by the lack of participation by women and underrepresented groups. This adds up to an alarming absence in an important repository of shared knowledge.

Let’s change that. Join us in 405 Moffitt Library on Wednesday, March 4...   More >

 A Cal ID card is required to enter Moffitt. The Library attempts to offer programs in accessible, barrier-free settings. If you think you may require disability-related accommodations, please contact the event sponsor -- ideally at least two weeks prior t

Finding Post-Graduation Career Opportunities

Seminar | March 4 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 122 Latimer Hall

 Dr. Andrea Armani, University of Southern California

 Department of Chemistry

To discussion about career opportunities post-graduation

Discovery Station: Newts and Pond Insects

Special Event | March 4 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Newts return! Each year, the winter rains prompt newts to migrate to the Garden’s Japanese Pool where their mating behaviors can be easily observed. Docents will be on hand to provide garden visitors with an up-close look at newts at all stages of their life cycle, and to answer questions about these amazing and adorable animals. Free with Garden admission.

Certificate Program in Human Resource Management Online Information Session

Information Session | March 4 | 11-11:30 a.m. |  Online

 UC Berkeley Extension

Discover how this certificate, approved by the Human Resource Certification Institute, can help you make the most of growing opportunities in human resource management.

  Register online

Townsend Center Book Chat with Catherine Flynn: James Joyce and the Matter of Paris

Lecture | March 4 | 12-1 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens

 Townsend Center for the Humanities

Catherine Flynn explores the ways in which James Joyce's imaginative consciousness was shaped by the paradigmatic city of European urban modernity.

CITRIS Research Exchange - Grace Gu

Seminar | March 4 | 12-1 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium

 CITRIS and the Banatao Institute

CITRIS Research Exchange with Grace Gu
Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering, UC Berkeley

About CITRIS Research Exchange:

Launched in 2008, 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. Each one-hour seminar starts at 12 pm...   More >

  Register online

Plant and Microbial Biology Seminar: Arnon Lecture: Towards Molecular Movies of Photosynthesis "in Action" with X-Ray Free Electron Lasers

Seminar | March 4 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall

 Petra Fromme, Center Director and Professor, Biodesign Center for Applied Structural Discovery, Arizona State University

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

Dr. Petra Fromme received her B.S. (Vordiplom) and M.S. (Diplom) in Biochemistry from the Free University of Berlin, received her Ph.D. in chemistry and did her habilitation in physical chemistry at the Technical University of Berlin.

Petra Fromme

Noon Concert Series: Graduate Student Composers

Performing Arts - Music | March 4 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

Space, interaction, improvisation
Music 203 students present new music

Since 1953 the Noon Concert Series has featured a variety of performance from Music students, faculty, and guest musicians.

11:55 - Doors Open
12:15 - Start

FREE admission

Certificate Program in Paralegal Studies Online Information Session

Information Session | March 4 | 12-12:30 p.m. |  Online

 UC Berkeley Extension

UC Berkeley Extension’s Certificate Program in Paralegal Studies</a> is a comprehensive, accelerated course of study that is designed by paralegals for paralegals and taught by practicing attorneys.

  Register online

Disruption through Regulation: Reshaping Higher Education in Germany and the United States

Lecture | March 4 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Tobias Schulze-Cleven, Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations

 Institute of European Studies, Center for Studies in Higher Education

Policymakers across the world have embraced higher education to generate the human capital believed to be essential for sustaining economic development and social welfare in the 21st century’s "global knowledge economy." Attempts to disrupt universities and redesign inherited modes of education delivery have accompanied commitments to expanding access. This talk explores the regulatory strategies...   More >

Tobias Schulze-Cleven

Your Values at Work

Workshop | March 4 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 198 University Hall

 Human Resources

Values contribute to the meaning and satisfaction we find in work. This workshop offers a chance to clarify your highest-priority work related values, and explore avenues for enhancing alignment in your values and your work.

  Register online

The Effects of Physician Burnout on Practice

Presentation | March 4 | 12-1 p.m. |  Online-Zoom

 Carolyn S. Dewa, PhD, MPH

 Center for Occupational and Environmental Health

There is growing recognition that physicians are exposed to workplace factors that increase the risk of work stress. Long-term exposure to high work stress can result in burnout. Reports from around the world suggest about one-third to one-half of physicians experience burnout. This webinar will explore the evidence available to quantify the impact of burnout on physician practice.

Puzzle Break!: Come put together jigsaw puzzles!

Social Event | March 4 – June 3, 2020 the first Wednesday of the month every month | 12-6 p.m. |  Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union

 ASUC (Associated Students of the University of California)

Every First Wednesday the Student Union provides plenty of jigsaw puzzles for you to piece together. Join us on the 1st floor of the MLK Jr. Building. Sit back, relax, forget your cares, while you focus on not studying!

Julien Teitler: A Demography Brown Bag Talk: Title TBA

Colloquium | March 4 | 12-1 p.m. | 2232 Piedmont, Seminar Room | Note change in date

 Julien Teitler, Professor, Social Work & Sociology, School of Social Work, Columbia University

 Population Science, Department of Demography

A lunch time talk and discussion session, featuring visiting and local scholars presenting their research on a wide range of topics of interest to demography.

Hina Rabbani Khar | Evolving Geopolitics of Southern Asia: A conversation with the former Foreign Minister of Pakistan

Lecture | March 4 | 12-2 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Hina Rabbani Khar, Pakistani politician who served as the 21st Foreign Minister of Pakistan

 Munis Faruqui, Director, Institute for South Asia Studies; Sarah Kailath Professor of India Studies; Associate Professor in the Department of South and Southeast Asian Studies

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies, Berkeley Pakistan Initiative

Join us for a talk followed by conversation with Hina Rabbani Khar, the former Foreign Minister of Pakistan.

Occupying Schools, Occupying Land: How the Landless Workers Movement Transformed Brazilian Education: Author's book talk, with opening remarks by Zeus Leonardo, comments by Tianna Paschel

Lecture | March 4 | 2 p.m. |  Berkeley Way West

 Center for Latin American Studies, Graduate School of Education, Department of Sociology, Department of Geography, Center for Diversified Farming Systems, Dept. of Environmental Science, Policy, and Mgmt. (ESPM)

The Brazilian Landless Workers Movement (MST) is one of the largest social movements in Latin America. In the past 35 years, it has become famous globally for its success in occupying land, winning land rights, and developing alternative economic enterprises for over a million landless workers. In her recent book, Rebecca Tarlau explores how MST activists have pressured municipalities, states,...   More >

Weekly Coffee Break

Social Event | January 22 – May 6, 2020 every Wednesday with exceptions | 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 >

Ravi Bellamkonda, 2020 Distinguished Lecture in Bioengineering

Seminar | March 4 | 3-5 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium

 Ravi Bellamkonda, Duke University

 Bioengineering (BioE)

Professor, Biomedical Engineering,
Vinik Dean of the Pratt School of Engineering,
Duke University

Bellamkonda's research explores the interplay of biomaterials and the nervous system for the development of peripheral nerve regeneration, brain electrode interfacing, and brain tumor therapies.

Film: A Fellini Omnibus

Film - Short | March 4 | 3:10 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

The three works in tonight’s program were originally released as parts of omnibus films. In The Marriage Agency, Fellini’s contribution to the neorealist anthology Love in the City, a reporter comes into the agency pretending that he is looking for a wife for his friend who has delusions of being a werewolf. To his surprise, they have just the woman for him. The Temptations of Doctor Antonio,...   More >

A Drop of Midnight: A Memoir | A Reading and Book Talk with Jason “Timbuktu” Diakité, Moderated by Dr. Stephen Small (Department of African American Studies and African Diaspora Studies)

Panel Discussion | March 4 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

Jason “Timbuktu” Diakité

Dr. Stephen Small, Department of African American Studies & African Diaspora Studies)

 Institute of European Studies, Nordic Studies Program

"A Drop of Midnight: A Memoir" is World-renowned hip-hop artist Jason “Timbuktu” Diakité’s vivid and intimate journey through his own and his family’s history—from South Carolina slavery to twenty-first-century Sweden.
Born to an interracial American couple in Sweden, Jason Diakité grew up between worlds—part Swedish, American, black, white, Cherokee, Slovak, and German, riding a delicate...   More >

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Jason “Timbuktu” Diakité

Portable Sensors based on Integrated Photonics

Colloquium | March 4 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall

 Dr. Andrea Armani, University of Southern California

 Department of Chemistry

Innovation in technology routinely leads the way for discovery in chemistry and biology.

Weaponizing Narratives: Why America Wants Gun Control But Doesn’t Have It: Jefferson Memorial Lecture featuring Gary Younge

Lecture | March 4 | 4:10-5:45 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium

 Gary Younge, Professor of Sociology, Manchester University

 Graduate Division

Gary Younge will present a lecture that is part of the 400 commemoration. There is great interest in him. The following units on campus are involved in his time on campus: GSPP, JSchool, Sociology, PoliSci. Please include on front page website events listings.

2020 RISE! Celebrating Women, Community Love and Leadership: 6th Annual Event

Special Event | March 4 | 5-7 p.m. |  Anna Head Alumnae Hall (2537 Haste St.) | Note change in time

 Gender Equity Resource Center

RISE! Celebrating Women*, Community Love and Leadership

*We welcome all who experience life through the lens of woman in body, spirit, identity - past, present, future, and fluid.

  RSVP online by March 4.

TDPS presents The New Play Reading Series | Sombras, Nada Mas by Megan Xotchilt Espinoza

Performing Arts - Theater | March 4 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | B4 Dwinelle Hall | Note change in time

 Megan Xotchilt Espinoza

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

TDPS and the New Play Reading Series present Sombras, Nada Mas, envisioned and written by Megan Xotchilt Espinoza.

Bienvenida is undergoing the transition between a life where she suffered from dementia and a death where she is able to remember everything. We journey through her granddaughter, Soledad's, and her relationship in time to understand when the forgetting began.

Baseball vs. Michigan

Sport - Intercollegiate - Baseball/Softball | March 4 | 6 p.m. |  Evans Field

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Baseball hosts Michigan at Evans Diamond.

Toastmasters on Campus Club: Learn public speaking

Workshop | January 15 – December 16, 2020 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.

Find out more at toastmasters.org or just drop by one of our meetings to get started.

Toastmasters on Campus has earned Toastmasters' highest honor, the...   More >


Lecture | March 4 | 6:30-8 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

WED, MAR 4, 6:30pm. Join us for a talk with the 2019 recipient of the Arcus/Places Prize. Co-sponsored by the Arcus Foundation Endowment and Places Journal. Open to all!

TDPS Workshop Performance | Hamlet: An Absurdist Reimagining

Performing Arts - Theater | March 4 – 5, 2020 every day | 7-8:30 p.m. | Zellerbach Hall, Room 170 (Z170)

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

Marie Shelton's adaptation of Hamlet takes a poetic and grotesque look at the language and situations of William Shakespeare's time-honored classic to explore how we come to understand ourselves through others– through their bodies, through their memories, and through the theatre they perform every day.

 Seating is limited and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Groups of 5 of more people are encouraged to RSVP.

"Skull" by Andy Warhol (1976)

Film: Chez Jolie Coiffure

Film - Feature | March 4 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Hair can be many things to many people, but in Rosine Mbakam’s elegant, warmhearted documentary it makes up the strands that tie the West African customers and staff of one small Brussels hair salon to one another and to their homeland. The store’s and the film’s heart is salon owner Sabine, a Cameroonian immigrant, surrogate mother and sister, community protector, lioness and confidant, weaving...   More >

AIA Joukowsky Lecture - Investigating a Minoan coastal town in east Crete: new work at Palaikastro, 2012-16

Lecture | March 4 | 7-9 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Carl Knappett, Walter Graham/ Homer Thompson Chair in Aegean Prehistory, Department of Art, University of Toronto

 San Francisco Society of the Archaeological Institute of America

Palaikastro is one of the most intensively excavated settlements of Minoan Crete. Yet, we still understand relatively little of its urban organization, and how the town fit in its wider landscape. In this talk I report on a five-year project (2012-16) that has conducted excavations in a new neighborhood on the edge of town, while also applying techniques of landscape analysis to look at the...   More >

Exhibits and Ongoing Events

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 >

Brave Warriors and Fantastic Tales: The World According to Yoshitoshi

Exhibit - Painting | February 5 – May 31, 2020 every day |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

January 15–May 31, 2020
Among the last great ukiyo-e artists of Meiji Japan, Taiso Yoshitoshi (1839–1892) 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 >

Rosie Lee Tompkins: A Retrospective

Exhibit - Artifacts | February 19 – July 19, 2020 every day |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

February 19–July 19, 2020
Rosie Lee Tompkins (1936–2006) 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 >

Art for Human Rights: Peace Now!

Exhibit - Artifacts | February 26 – July 12, 2020 every day |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

In the spring of 1970, President Richard Nixon announced an expansion of the Vietnam War into eastern Cambodia. After fifteen years in Vietnam, the maneuver prompted outrage across an already divided United States. Nixon and other conservative politicians, tired of near-constant dissent, focused their energies on vocal university students who protested the war. Nixon called them “bums,” while...   More >

When All That Is Solid Melts into Air

Exhibit - Painting | March 4 |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Exploring the Intersection of the Folk and the Modern in Postcolonial India
March 4–May 24, 2020
When All That Is Solid Melts into Air tells the story of the momentous social and artistic transformations that unfolded in the relationship between the “modern” and the “folk” within the political and historical context of postcolonial India. The largest body of work in the exhibition comes from...   More >

Photographs by Ken Light: American Stories

Exhibit - Photography | January 13 – May 15, 2020 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 220 Stephens

 Townsend Center for the Humanities

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 townsendcenter@berkeley.edu for viewing times.

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 >

Cloth that Stretches: Weaving Community Across Time and Space

Exhibit - Artifacts | February 13 – June 21, 2020 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Hearst Museum of Anthropology

 Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

Textile makers around the world do more than create vibrant fabrics for innumerable uses. Their creations stretch in countless ways. They reach back in time—reviving old traditions—and forward in time, bringing countless innovations, and fusing cultural traditions. Cloth objects may reflect painful histories and the oppression of colonialism. Artisans therefore weave and stitch fabric that is...   More >

Gallery Talks: When All That Is Solid Melts into Air

Exhibit - Artifacts | March 4 | 12 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, South Asia Studies, Institute for, South Asia Art Initiative at UC Berkeley

The UC Berkeley student curators of When All That Is Solid Melts into Air: Exploring the Intersection of the Folk and the Modern in Postcolonial India offer their cultural and scholarly insights into the work on view. Participating students are Uttara Chaudhuri, Ariana Pemberton, and Ellen Song, along with Assistant Professor Atreyee Gupta (March 4); and Vanessa Jackson, Ashley Pattison-Scott,...   More >