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Wednesday, March 18, 2020

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.

Neuroscience Student Seminar Series

Seminar | March 18 |  UC Berkeley Campus

 Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz, HHMI Janelia Farms

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Identifying and Addressing Workplace Bullying

Course | March 18 | 9 a.m.-3 p.m. | 24 University Hall

 Staff Ombuds Office

Bullying can take many forms, some of which are obvious and others of which, though more indirect, can be equally destructive to working relationships. Participants will learn about how to recognize bullying behavior; how to distinguish bullying from incivility; what climates encourage bullying; the impact of workplace bullying; options for how bystanders can effectively respond; and constructive...   More >

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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.

Noon Concert Series: Flute and Piano

Performing Arts - Music | March 18 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

Ginevra Petrucci, flute
Jory Vinikour, piano

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

The Signum Vortumni Project: Excavations at the Horrea Agrippiana in the Roman Forum (2016-2019)

Lecture | March 18 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Matthew J. Mandich, Field School Director, The International Society for Archaeology, Art and Architecture of Rome

 Archaeological Research Facility

In 2016, the International Society for the Archaeology, Art and Architecture of Rome (ISAR) was granted an official excavation concession by the Ministero dei Beni e delle Attività Culturali (MiBAC) for the Signum Vortumni Project. The aim of this project is to uncover and reconstruct the pre-Imperial topography of this important area in the monumental center.

CITRIS Research Exchange - Sarah Kurtz

Seminar | March 18 | 12-1 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium

 CITRIS and the Banatao Institute

Creating Positive Feedback Loops to Accelerate the Energy Transition

About the Talk

Photovoltaic solar electricity has grown much faster than was expected. Continuation of the historical growth rate would enable solar to generate as much electricity as the entire world uses by ~ 2030. California, in particular, has taken a leading role; 19% of electricity generated in 2018 in the state of...   More >

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Abigail Weitzman: A Demography Brown Bag Talk: Title TBA

Colloquium | March 18 | 12-1 p.m. | 2232 Piedmont, Seminar Room

 Abigail Weitzman, Professor, Sociology, University of Texas at Austin

 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.

The EU Foreign and Trade Policy Facing China’s Emergence and the Asia-Pacific Region: Achievements, Political Implications and Challenges

Lecture | March 18 | 12-1 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Mario Telò, Université Libre de Bruxelles

 Institute of European Studies, Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS)

The new global context, characterized by the emergence of new powers, notably China, the WTO-DDR deadlock, trade wars, and political unpredictability, forced the EU to adjust its external relations, and trade policy dimension. In his lecture, Mario Telò will address various questions in this context: Which are the institutional backgrounds, main features, achievements, and perspectives of the new...   More >

MVZ Lunch Seminar - Corinne Heyning Laverty, Los Angeles County Natural History Museum. Title: TBA

Seminar | March 18 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 VLSB, Grinnell-Miller Library

 Corinne Laverty, Museum of Vertebrate Zoology

 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 >

Atlas of (Remote) Islands and Sea Level Rise

Lecture | March 18 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Christina Gerhardt

 Institute of European Studies

In "Let Them Drown," the 2016 London Edward W. Said lecture, Naomi Klein called attention, as Rob Nixon's "Slow Violence and the Environmentalism of the Poor" had done, to the nexus of climate change, (colonial) racism and poverty. But she shifted the spotlight onto the oft-overlooked low-lying island nations. Their current day situation is dire. In her new book project, "Atlas of (Remote)...   More >

Christina Gerhardt

Understanding Younger-Onset Alzheimer's (BEUHS188)

Workshop | March 18 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club

 Dori Sproul, Alzheimer’s Association

 Elder Care Program

Alzheimer’s disease is not a part of normal aging, nor do we think about it affecting people who are under age 65. However, younger-onset (also known as early-onset) Alzheimer's, affects approximately 200,000 of the more than 5 million Americans with Alzheimer’s disease.

Since health care providers generally don't look for Alzheimer's disease in younger people, getting an accurate diagnosis of...   More >

Psychological First Aid (PFA)

Workshop | March 18 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Anna Head Satellite Office, Building E

 2536 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA 94720

 Tang Center (University Health Services)

When tragic events happen in our UC Berkeley community our faculty and staff are often called upon to offer support to students impacted. This 1 hour and 30 minute course will help you to learn the basic skills necessary to provide common sense support after a tragedy, such as a student death. The course will also address CAPS response and how faculty and staff can collaborate with the Tang...   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 >

Film: 8 1/2

Film - Feature | March 18 | 3:10 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

After the screening on February 15, enjoy a Film to Table dinner at Babette, the cafe at BAMPFA. Join an intimate group of fellow filmgoers for a four-course, prix-fixe meal in a convivial, dinner-party atmosphere. Purchase dinner tickets in advance at babettecafe.com (film tickets must be purchased separately).

A traffic-jam nightmare, a literal flight of fancy, nuns and whores and more: 8...   More >

Rapid Climate Change is Transforming the Arctic: Why Everybody Should Care: Charles M. and Martha Hitchcock Lectures by John P. Holdren

Lecture | March 18 | 4:10-5:45 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium

 John P. Holdren, Teresa and John Heinz Professor of Environmental Policy, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University

 Graduate Division

John Holdren was a professor at UCB for more than two decades and is prof emeritus now. He has served several US presidents in roles on environmental policy. The departments of ERG and some of the sciences will be engaged during his week on campus. Please include on UCB front webpage events and critic's choice.

Parmenides and the Limits of Grammar

Lecture | March 18 | 5-6:30 p.m. | TBD UC Berkeley Campus

 André Laks, Paris-Sorbonne/Universidad Panamericana

 Department of Rhetoric, Working Group in Ancient Philosophy

Joyce Carol Oates: In Conversation on the Art of Writing

Lecture | March 18 | 5 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Reading Room

 Townsend Center for the Humanities

Joyce Carol Oates, author of over seventy works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, is the Roger S. Berlind ’52 Professor Emerita of the Humanities at Princeton University and has taught as a visiting professor of English at UC Berkeley. She is a recipient of the National Humanities Medal, the Carl Sandburg Award for Lifetime Achievement, and the Jerusalem Prize.

The author’s oeuvre confronts...   More >

 Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Nomadic Identity: The Development of a Multiethnic Empire in Mongolia

Lecture | March 18 | 5-7 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Christine Lee, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, California State University, Los Angeles

 Tang Center for Silk Road Studies, Mongolia Initiative

The nomadic states in Mongolia developed their own definitions of ethnicity and citizenship independently from the settled populations of China. Here, nomads and agriculturalists have lived in the same communities for thousands of years. While the ruling nobility was one specific ethnicity, there was not a clear hierarchy of ethnicities. Mongolia has experienced the migration and incorporation of...   More >

Panel Discussion: Diverse Perspectives on Conservation Action in California

Lecture | March 18 | 6-8 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Dan Gluesenkamp, Executive Director, California Native Plant Society
Heath Bartosh, Co-Founder and Senior Botanist, Nomad Ecology
Bart O'Brien, Director, Regional Parks Botanic Garden
Holly Forbes, Curator, UC Botanical Garden
Following these four presentations a panel discussion will be moderated by Dr. Vanessa Handley, Director of Collections and Research at the UC Botanical...   More >

Free; registration required; donations to support the Garden's Conservation work welcome

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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 >

LAEP Lecture Series - Plural: Respect + Delight

Lecture | March 18 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

Wed, March 18, 6:30PM - The friendship of Plural was founded on mutual respect and an appreciation of each other’s design approaches, values, and commitment to building great places. After seven years of collaborating at CMG Landscape Architecture, we cam

Film: Salesman

Film - Feature | March 18 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

A fascinating and controversial investigation of American materialism by Albert and David Maysles, two of the most brilliant practitioners of direct cinema and the first to coin the term [with editing by co-creator Charlotte Zwerin]. Salesman follows the successes and failures of four Boston-based sales representatives of the Mid-American Bible company. Their product is a gilt-edged DuPont...   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 >