Thursday, March 12, 2020
Performing Arts - Theater | March 12 – 15, 2020 every day | Durham Studio Theater (Dwinelle Hall)
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?
Course | March 9 – May 1, 2020 every day | Online
Meg Honan, RPT, MS, CP; Melissa Afterman, MS-HFE, CPE
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.
Workshop | March 12 | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | UC 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
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 >
Lecture | March 12 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Melanie Cervantes; Jesus Barraza
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 peoples stories and art that can be put... More >
Miscellaneous | February 6 – April 30, 2020 every Thursday | 12-1 p.m. | 5400 Berkeley Way West
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.
Seminar | March 12 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 325 Cheit Hall
Andrew Newman, Professor of Economics, Boston University
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 >
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
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.
Lecture | March 12 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall
Simon Levis Sullam, Università Ca' Foscari Venezia, Italy
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.
Seminar | March 12 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building
Ivan Soltesz, Stanford University
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 crisesthe heightened regulation of movement across national borders, and the impact of climate changeprompt 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 >
Meeting | February 20 – April 30, 2020 every Thursday | 3-5 p.m. | Career Center (2440 Bancroft Way), 3rd floor reception area
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, 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
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
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 >
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
A talk by Prof. Manisha Sethi, a sociologist whose research focuses on the Jains, in particular in the contexts of law and politics.
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 Stalins 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 >
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
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 >
Information Session | March 12 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)
Social Event | January 23 – May 14, 2020 every Thursday | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Raleigh's
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.
Film - Feature | March 12 | 7 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
A young warrior/seer must overcome an all-powerful enemyhis own fatherin order to gain the knowledge of the ancients in this visionary reimagining of the creation myths and oral tales of Western Africas Mandé empires. Set in the thirteenth century, its as recognizably modern as any George Lucas epicand arguably more visually inventive. The extraordinary visuals have been called a timeless... More >
Lecture | March 12 | 8-10 p.m. | Zellerbach Hall
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)
Special Event | March 12 | 8-10 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union
Get crafty with us! Were hosting free, drop-in arts & crafts workshops in the MLK Jr. Student Union. This month: "Calder" inspired mobiles!
Special Event | March 11 – 12, 2020 every day | 9 p.m. | 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
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 - 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 - Artifacts | February 26 – July 12, 2020 every day | 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 >
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 email@example.com 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 >
Exhibit - Artifacts | February 13 – June 21, 2020 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. | 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 timereviving old traditionsand 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 >