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Thursday, March 12, 2020

TDPS presents The Arsonists by Max Frisch

Performing Arts - Theater | March 12 – 15, 2020 every day |  Durham Studio Theater (Dwinelle Hall)

 Patrick Russell

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

In a nameless town. At an unknown time. A community is on edge as arsonists wreak havoc in the night, going door to door, setting homes ablaze. When the self-assured businessman Biedermann finds himself with the arsonists on his doorstep, will he be prepared for their cunning and coercive tactics?


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Fundamentals of Human Factors and Ergonomics

Course | March 9 – May 1, 2020 every day |  Online

 Meg Honan, RPT, MS, CP; Melissa Afterman, MS-HFE, CPE

 Center for Occupational and Environmental Health

This 8-week online course presents fundamental concepts from multiple disciplines that are essential to practicing ergonomics. The course begins with core topics from anatomy, kinesiology and the physiology of work as applied to human abilities and limitations.

BPM DiSC Assessment

Workshop | March 12 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | 24 University Hall

 Human Resources

This workshop is for UC Berkeley Staff. The content covers the DiSC® model, providing a common language for people to use to better understand themselves and adapt their behaviors with others.

iPhoneography with Yoni Mayeri

Workshop | March 12 | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Discover how to turn your ordinary snapshots into extraordinary
photographs using the power of the device that is always with you.

In this hands-on workshop, you will learn how to expertly capture
images and edit and create photographs and artful images with your
In this course, you will learn how to take professional-quality
photographs and perform basic and advanced photo...   More >

$80 Adult / $70 Member Adult

  Register online or by calling 510-664-7606

Image by Yoni Mayeri

Text Data Mining and Publishing

Workshop | March 12 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Barrows Hall, 350 (D-lab)

 Rachael Samberg, UC Berkeley Library; Stacy Reardon, UC Berkeley Library


If you are working on a computational text analysis project and have wondered how to legally acquire, use, and publish text and data, this workshop is for you! We will teach you 5 legal literacies (copyright, contracts, privacy, ethics, and special use cases) that will empower you to make well-informed decisions about compiling, using, and sharing your corpus. By the end of this workshop, and...   More >

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Dignidad Rebelde

Lecture | March 12 | 12-1:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Melanie Cervantes; Jesus Barraza

 Arts + Design

Melanie Cervantes, Artist
Jesus Barraza, Artist

Oakland-based artists Jesus Barraza and Melanie Cervantes discuss their graphic arts collaboration Dignidad Rebelde. They write, “We believe that art can be an empowering reflection of community struggles, dreams, and visions. Following principles of Xicanisma and Zapatismo, we create work that amplifies people’s stories and art that can be put...   More >

Melanie Cervantes

Mindful Awareness: Guided Meditations

Miscellaneous | February 6 – April 30, 2020 every Thursday | 12-1 p.m. | 5400 Berkeley Way West

 Jeffrey Oxendine

 Institute of Personality and Social Research

Focus the mind. Foster creativity, resilience, and well-being. These meetings are free and open to faculty, staff, and students. All are welcome to drop in on Thursdays at noon throughout the spring semester.

Oliver E. Williamson Seminar

Seminar | March 12 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 325 Cheit Hall

 Andrew Newman, Professor of Economics, Boston University

 Haas School of Business

The Oliver E. Williamson Seminar on Institutional Analysis, named after our esteemed colleague who founded the seminar, features current research by faculty, from UCB and elsewhere, and by advanced doctoral students. The research investigates governance and its links with economic and political forces. Markets, hierarchies, hybrids, and the supporting institutions of law and politics all come...   More >

Planning Your Pregnancy Leave (BEUHS315)

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

 Theresa McLemore, UCB HR Employee Relations Consultant; Sheila Taliafero, UCB Disability Counselor; Ann Gilbert, UCB Academic Personnel

 Be Well at Work - Work/Life

Thinking about starting a family? This workshop will provide information on leave policies, disability benefits, use of sick/vacation time, and options on when/how to return to work after having a child for both faculty and staff employees. Enroll online.

  Register online

Italy's Holocaust: the Genocide of the Jews of Italy

Lecture | March 12 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Simon Levis Sullam, Università Ca' Foscari Venezia, Italy

 Institute of European Studies, Program for the Study of Italy, Department of Italian Studies

In this lecture, Simon Levis Sullam will discuss his new book (The Italian Executioners, Princeton, 2018), which demonstrates that Italian bureaucrats, ideologues and members of the fascist party, were responsible for genocide - together with the German occupiers of Italy during WW2 - to a much higher degree than has been acknowledged to date.

IB Seminar: Organization and control of hippocampal circuits

Seminar | March 12 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Ivan Soltesz, Stanford University

 Department of Integrative Biology

Seminar 251: “Topic Forthcoming"

Seminar | March 12 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Center for Labor Economics

Native/Immigrant/Refugee: Movements Across Contested Grounds Symposium: Day One

Conference/Symposium | March 12 | 2-5 p.m. | Barrows Hall, 820 (Social Science Matrix)

 Center for Race and Gender, Office of the President Multicampus Research Programs and Initiative Funding, UC Humanities Research Institute, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, UC Berkeley, Peter Sather Center for Advanced Study, Social Science Matrix, Doreen B. Townsend Center for the Humanities, International Consortium of Critical Theory Programs, Othering & Belonging Institute, Critical Refugee Studies, International Interdisciplinary Studies

Two global crises—the heightened regulation of movement across national borders, and the impact of climate change—prompt us to examine the meanings and imbrications of the terms “native,” “immigrant” and “refugee” in legal, cultural, political, and environmental contexts. Join us for sustained conversations with keynote speakers Shannon Speed of UCLA; Christine Jacobsen of University of Bergen,...   More >

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QUICK Drop-In Career Counseling for International Students

Meeting | February 20 – April 30, 2020 every Thursday | 3-5 p.m. | Career Center (2440 Bancroft Way), 3rd floor reception area

 Berkeley International Office(BIO)), Career Center

Do you have quick or urgent questions about the job and/or internship search? Are you struggling with booking a 30-minute appointment with the Career Counselor for International Students? Come to the Career Center International Student Drop-ins! No need to make an appointment in advance (sign up on-site). First come, first served!

ESPM Seminar Series, Spring 2020: Dr. Anne Kapuscinski (Environmental Studies; The Coastal Science and Policy Program, UC Santa Cruz): Pursuing Sustainability Transitions, Reflecting on Research and Graduate Education

Seminar | March 12 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 132 Mulford Hall

 Dr. Anne Kapuscinski

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

Dr. Anne Kapuscinski, Professor in the Department of Environmental Studies and Director of The Coastal Science and Policy Program (CSP) at UC Santa Cruz will present: ”Pursuing Sustainability Transitions, Reflecting on Research and Graduate Education.” Coffee will be available before the talk at 3:00PM in 139 Mulford. Open to the public.

Seminar 242, Econometrics: "Improved central limit theorem and bootstrap approximations in high dimensions"

Seminar | March 12 | 4-5 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Denis Chetverikov, Department of Economics, UCLA

 Department of Economics

Mathematics Department Colloquium: Geometric Measure Theory and the fine structure of harmonic measure

Colloquium | March 12 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Alexander Volberg, Michigan State University

 Department of Mathematics

Singular integrals are ubiquitous objects that play an important part in Geometric Measure Theory. The simplest ones are called Calderon-–Zygmund operators. The theory of these operators was completed in the 1950s by Zygmund and Calderon---or so it seemed. The last twenty years have seen the need to consider CZ operators in very bad environments, where kernels are still very good, but the...   More >

Manisha Sethi | Ritual Death as Essential Practice: Defending Sallekhana in the Courtroom

Lecture | March 12 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Manisha Sethi, Associate Professor of Sociology at the Centre for the Jawaharlal Nehru Studies, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi

 Alexander von Rospatt, Professor for Buddhist and South Asian Studies, and Director of the Group in Buddhist Studies, UC Berkeley

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

A talk by Prof. Manisha Sethi, a sociologist whose research focuses on the Jains, in particular in the contexts of law and politics.

Desecration and Destruction: Stalin’s Repression of Buddhism in Buryatia

Lecture | March 12 | 5 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Melissa Chakars, History, Saint Joseph’s University

 Brian Baumann, East Asian Languages and Cultures, UC Berkeley

 Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), UC Berkeley Mongolia Initiative, Center for Buddhist Studies, Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES)

Buryatia, a largely Buddhist autonomous republic of Mongolian people in Soviet Siberia, fell victim to Stalinist repression in the 1930s. Under Stalin’s anti-religious policies, officials worked to thoroughly destroy Buddhist institutions and eliminate all Buryat lamas. Although Buddhism has experienced a great resurgence in Buryatia since the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, many questions...   More >

Feminist Open Access and Internet Publishing

Lecture | March 12 | 5-8 p.m. | 220 Stephens Hall

 Francesca Coppa, Co-founder, Organization for Transformative Works; Kristina Busse, Co-founder, Transformative Works & Cultures; Karen Hellekson, Co-founder, Transformative Works & Cultures

 Berkeley Center for New Media, Doreen B. Townsend Center for the Humanities, Information, School of, Film & Media Studies, Library, D-Lab

Discover how the Organization for Transformative Works built a Hugo award-winning model for for non-corporate, user-driven, online participatory cultures.

The OTW was founded as a wholly fan organized and fan run media organization, specifically to provide a safe space for women and queer users. In working towards their mission of building a future in which all fannish works are recognized as...   More >

Google Info-Session

Information Session | March 12 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)


International Grad Happy Hour

Social Event | January 23 – May 14, 2020 every Thursday | 6:30-8:30 p.m. |  Raleigh's

 2438 Telegraph Ave, CA 94704

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Come take a break from your studies and connect with the international graduate community on campus! These weekly happy hour meetups are a great chance to relax and socialize with other international grads.

Join the

Film: Brightness

Film - Feature | March 12 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

A young warrior/seer must overcome an all-powerful enemy—his own father—in order to gain the knowledge of the ancients in this visionary reimagining of the creation myths and oral tales of Western Africa’s Mandé empires. Set in the thirteenth century, it’s as recognizably modern as any George Lucas epic—and arguably more visually inventive. The extraordinary visuals have been called “a timeless...   More >

Laverne Cox

Lecture | March 12 | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Cal Performances

The Emmy Award-winning transgender actress and advocate, known for her groundbreaking role on Orange is the New Black, shares her views on race, class, and gender, communicating a powerful message of inner strength and self-acceptance.

$28–$58 (prices subject to change)

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

Laverne Cox appears in Cal Performances' Speaker Series on March 12, 2020 in Zellerbach Hall.

CrafterDark: Free crafting sessions at night!

Special Event | March 12 | 8-10 p.m. |  Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union

 ASUC Art Studio, Art History Undergrad Association

Get crafty with us! We’re hosting free, drop-in arts & crafts workshops in the MLK Jr. Student Union. This month: "Calder" inspired mobiles!

Cal Big Give for International House: Share the I-House love!

Special Event | March 11 – 12, 2020 every day | 9 p.m. |  International House

 International House

I-House will be participating in UC Berkeley's Big Give, a 24-hour online fundraising blitz on March 12th. All gifts, regardless of size, make a bigger impact! This support enables us to expand our programs and provide financial aid so others can be a part of the I-House experience.

Here are ways you can help:

1. Make a gift of $10 or more to I-House between 9 p.m. on...   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 >

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 >