<< March 2017 >>

Friday, March 3, 2017

California Transportation Planning Conference

Conference/Symposium | March 3 – 5, 2017 every day |  Walnut Creek Marriott

 2355 North Main Street, Walnut Creek, CA

 Technology Transfer Program

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), in partnership with the Institute of Transportation Studies (ITS) at University of California, Berkeley present the: 2017 California Transportation Planning Conference, Partnering for Sustainable Transportation: Meeting the Challenge Now and Into the Future.

This three-day conference will provide attendees the opportunity to interact...   More >

 This conference is open to all. We want to especially extend an invitation to those associated with Caltrans (employees, partners, affiliates) as well as those involved in the development and planning of transportation around the state of California.

Planning Ahead: F-1 Employment Authorization for Off-Campus Internships

Information Session | March 3 |  Online

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Understand how F-1 students can apply for off-campus work authorization for internships and employment related to their major field of study. Attendees are expected to have watched the F-1 Guide to CPT Video here before attending the webinar: http://internationaloffice.berkeley.edu/students/current/f-1/curricular_practical_training
Please come prepared with your questions.

Migrant Labor and Global Health Conference

Conference/Symposium | March 2 – 3, 2017 every day |  Conference Center, UC Davis

 Migration and Health Research Center (MAHRC)

The MLGH Conference brings together a multidisciplinary group of scholars and scientists for two exciting days of exploration and debate on the interrelated issues of labor migration, occupational health, and economics.

International migration is a phenomenon that involves 244 million people worldwide, most of whom move in search of work and wellbeing. Migration is projected to increase in the...   More >

Men's Gymnastics Cal Benefit Cup: Cal Benefit Cup

Sport - Intercollegiate - Gymnastics | March 3 |  Haas Pavilion

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Men's Gymnastics hosts the Cal Benefit Cup at Haas Pavilion.

Encounters and Reimaginings: Medieval Scandinavia and the World

Conference/Symposium | March 3 – 4, 2017 every day | 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. | International House, Sproul Rooms

 Marianne Kalinke, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

 Department of Scandinavian, Norway House Foundation, Townsend Center for the Humanities, Institute of European Studies, Department of English, Department of Spanish & Portuguese, Department of German, Medieval Studies Program, Celtic Studies Program, Graduate Assembly

From the shores of Vínland to the halls of Byzantium, the Norse traveled widely and encountered many cultures – which in turn influenced Norse society at home. Traces of these journeys can be found in the archaeological record, saga narratives, and modern interpretations thereof. Moreover, continental ideas and literary forms—from romances to saints’ lives—informed Scandinavian intellectual and...   More >

Winter Bird Walk

Tour/Open House | March 3 | 9:30-11 a.m. |  UC Botanical Garden | Note change in date

 Botanical Garden

Join us as we search for flocks of winter sparrows, bright yellow warblers, and perhaps and elusive red sapsucker. We also hope to welcome some of our earliest migrating hummingbirds back to the garden this month! Led by Garden docent and Ornithologist Sarah MacLean.

$20, $18 members

  Register online or by calling 510-664-9841, or by emailing gardenprograms@berkeley.edu

Water's Extreme Journey

Special Event | January 29 – April 30, 2017 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

Become a raindrop and go on an interactive adventure through a water-cycle-themed maze. Have fun riding the Watershed Zip Line, walk through a giant wetland, and snap a pic of your family "swimming" with the dolphins—all while developing a deeper understanding of your place in the water ecosystem.

$10–12 Water's Extreme Journey is included with your admission. Free for members.

 http://www.lawrencehallofscience.org/visit/hours_cost_location.

Water's Extreme Journey at the Lawrence Hall of Science

Essig Brunch: Josh Gibson, Tsutsui Lab

Seminar | March 3 | 10 a.m.-11 p.m. | 1101 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Entomology, Essig Museum of, Entomology Students' Organization

The Entomology Students' Organization is pleased to present the Essig Brunch, UC Berkeley's only entomology-themed seminar series. Join us once a week to hear about exciting new research on a broad range of insect-related topics, from evolution to conservation to ecology to pest management, and much more. Refreshments are provided and all are welcome!

Applications of Tropical Geometry: Dimensionality Reduction via Tropical Geometry

Seminar | March 3 | 10-10:40 a.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Ruriko Yoshida, NPGS Monterey

 Department of Mathematics

Applications of Tropical Geometry: Rational Tropical Polynomials and their Factorizations

Seminar | March 3 | 10:40-11:20 a.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Bo Lin, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

41st Annual Berkeley-Stanford Conference on Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies: 1917-2017: 100 Years Since the Russian Revolution

Conference/Symposium | March 3 | 10:45 a.m.-6:30 p.m. | Faculty Club, Heyns Room

 George Breslauer, Professor of the Graduate School; Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Emeritus; Professor of Political Science Emeritus, UC Berkeley; Elena Danielson, Former Associate Director of the Hoover Institution and Director of the Hoover Library, Stanford University; Gregory Freidin, Professor Emeritus of Slavic Languages and Literatures, Stanford University; Edward Kasinec, Visiting Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University; Eric Naiman, Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures, UC Berkeley; Bertrand M. Patenaude, Research Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University; Harsha Ram, Associate Professor of Slavic Languages and Liteartures, UC Berkeley; Edward Walker, Executive Director, Berkeley Program in Eurasian & East European Studies; Associate Adjunct Professor of Political Science, UC Berkeley; Alexei Yurchak, Professor of Anthropology, UC Berkeley

 Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES), Center for Russian, East European & Eurasian Studies: Stanford University

41st Annual Berkeley-Stanford Conference
on Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies


1917-2017: 100 Years Since the Russian Revolution

Speakers:
George Breslauer, Professor of the Graduate School; Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost Emeritus; Professor of Political Science Emeritus, University of California, Berkeley
Elena Danielson, Former Associate...   More >

Cognition Colloquium: Metareasoning and mental simulation.

Colloquium | March 3 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

 Jessica Hamrick, UC Berkeley

 Department of Psychology

Our own Jessica Hamrick will present her exit talk, "Metareasoning and mental simulation."

The Circus is Coming!

Special Event | March 3 | 11 a.m.-7 p.m. |  Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

FRI, MAR 3, 11:00am to 7:00pm. Please join us as we review some of the spectacular work done by students at the College and enjoy the latest research presentations from our internationally renowned faculty.

Applications of Tropical Geometry: Non-Archimedean Singular Value Decomposition

Seminar | March 3 | 11:20 a.m.-12 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Leon Zhang, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Awakening the Dragon: Art, Urban Space, and Authoritarianism

Miscellaneous | March 3 | 12-1 p.m. |  Dwinelle Annex

 College of Environmental Design

Jason Luger will discuss his fieldwork looking at grassroots art activist movements in authoritarian contexts.

Jacobs Design Conversations: Barry Katz

Lecture | March 3 | 12-1 p.m. | 310 Jacobs Hall

 Barry Katz

 Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation

Professor, author, and IDEO fellow Barry Katz will speak at Jacobs Hall.

Labor Lunch Seminar: "The Health Effects of Cesarean Section: Evidence from the First Year of Life"

Seminar | March 3 | 12-1 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Alessandra Fenizia, UCB

 Department of Economics

Civil and Environmental Engineering Department Seminar: Towards Resilient Seismic Systems and Improved Assessment of Existing Structures

Seminar | March 3 | 12-1 p.m. | 542 Davis Hall

 Matthew DeJong

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

In the field of earthquake engineering, understanding the rocking of structures is both essential for the assessment of existing structures and promising for the design of novel seismic systems.

Laid Low: Inside the Crisis That Overwhelmed Europe and the IMF

Presentation | March 3 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Paul Blustein, Senior Fellow, Centre for International Governance Innovation

 Institute of European Studies

The latest book by journalist Paul Blustein to go behind the scenes at the highest levels of global economic policy making, Laid Low chronicles the crisis in the Euro Zone through the prism of the world’s financial firefighter, the International Monetary Fund. As the book reveals, bailouts of crisis-stricken countries all too often piled debt atop debt and imposed excessively harsh conditions as...   More >

Alex Lazarian (UW-Madison): New Ways to Study Magnetic Fields

Seminar | March 3 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 131 Campbell Hall

 Alex Lazarian, University of Wisconsin-Madison

 Radio Astronomy Lab

I shall introduce two new techniques of magnetic field tracing. The first one uses Doppler-shifted emission lines and employs the gradients of velocity centroids in order to trace magnetic fields in the diffuse interstellar media as well as to trace regions of star formation associated with the gravitational collapse. I shall provide the theoretical justification of the use of the measure, its...   More >

Citation Management: Best Practice

Workshop | March 3 | 12:10-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, Bioscience & Natural Resources Library

 Susan Koskinen

 Library

What is a personal content management system? Compare programs, learn how to manage your citations, save pdfs, create bibliographies, share documents and images.

Document overload

Dancing for Fun and Fitness (BEUHS605)

Workshop | March 3 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 251 Hearst Gymnasium

 Nadia Qabazard

 Be Well at Work - Wellness

Fit some fun and fitness into your day with these free, beginner dance classes. Zumba will be on 2/10, and 5/5, Samba will be on 3/3 and Polynesian/Hula will be on 4/7 and 6/2. No partner required. Comfortable clothing and athletic shoes recommended.

  Register online

Anti-Corruption Laws in Latin America: Lunch Talk with Matt Schreiber, Law '85

Lecture | March 3 | 12:45-2 p.m. | 132 Boalt Hall, School of Law

 Matt Schreiber, Juniper Networks

 Berkeley Journal of International Law

Join the Berkeley Journal of International Law at this special lunch talk featuring Matt Schreiber (Boalt Hall '85), the Director of Legal Affairs, Americas, and Assistant General Counsel of Juniper Networks (and former BJIL alumnus). Matt is an expert on international anti-corruption practices in Latin America. He will share with us current developments in compliance, anti-bribery, and...   More >

Caltime KRONOS 8 – Managers/Supervisor Training

Course | March 3 | 1-3 p.m. | 241 CSS

 1608 Fourth Street, Berkeley, CA 94710

 Lydia Jenkins

 Human Resources

Objective/Focus - KRONOS 8 Upgrade Changes:
Cosmetic features and functionality of CalTime KRONOS 8
Access to CalTime via Citrix – one timecard view
Edit personal Timecard
Edit timecards for employees
View Accruals and Totals on timecards
Icons, and color alerts to guide to the next task
Approve Employee Timecards - individual and mass approval
Instructor-led, hands-on training using...   More >

  Register online

Cartographic Materialities: Mapping the Pre-Modern World

Conference/Symposium | March 3 | 1:15-5 p.m. | 308A Doe Library

 Keith Baudner, Graduate Student, Comparative Literature, UC Berkeley; Jason Rozumalski, Graduate Student, History, UC Berkeley; Grace Harpster, Graduate Student, Art History, UC Berkeley; Tom Conley, Abbott Lawrence Lowell Professor of Visual and Environmental Studies and of Romance Languages and Literatures, Harvard University; Ricardo Padrón, Associate Professor of Spanish, University of Virginia; Valerie Kivelson, Thomas N. Tentler Collegiate Professor; Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of History, University of Michigan

 Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES), Townsend Center for the Humanities, Department of Spanish & Portuguese, The History of Book and Reading Working Group, Mobilities and Materialities Working Group, Department of French, Department of English

Friday, March 3

1:15 - 2:45 – Graduate Student Panel, 308A Doe Library
Keith Budner (Comparative Literature, UC Berkeley), Jason Rozumalski (History, UC Berkeley), and Grace Harpster (Art History, UC Berkeley)

3:00 - 5:00 – Plenary Panel, 308A Doe Library
Tom Conley (Romance Languages, Harvard University), Ricardo Padrón (Spanish, University of Virginia), Valerie Kivelson (History,...   More >

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – December 30, 2018 every Sunday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday with exceptions | 1:30-2:45 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join us for a free, docent-led tour of the Garden as we explore interesting plant species, learn about the vast collection, and see what is currently in bloom. Meet at the Entry Plaza.

Free with Garden admission
Advanced registration not required

Tours may be cancelled without notice.
For day-of inquiries, please call 510-643-2755
For tour questions, please email gardentours@berkeley.edu...   More >

Cultural Resources Management Panel Workshop

Workshop | March 3 | 1:30-3 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Seven local CRM firms

 Archaeological Research Facility

ARF will host brief presentations, a panel discussoin on the state of consulting, and an opportunity to speak with representatives of seven local CRM firms. The event is followed by a reception in the ARF atrium.

Statistical Mechanics Seminar

Seminar | March 3 | 2-4 p.m. | 100F Hildebrand Hall

 Mr. Grant Rotskoff, UC Berkeley

 College of Chemistry

Student Arithmetic Geometry Seminar: The Derived Direct Summand Conjecture

Seminar | March 3 | 2-3 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

 Ritvik Ramkumar, UCB

 Department of Mathematics

Let A be a noetherian regular ring and B a finite extension of A. Conjectured by M. Hochster in 1973, the Direct Summand Conjecture asserts that the inclusion map A into B splits, as a map of A-modules. It was quickly seen that the main difficulty lies in the case where A is of mixed characteristic. Finally, in 2016, Y. Andre proved the conjecture by using P. Scholze's theory of perfectoid...   More >

Surface Plasmon Near-Field for Improved Optoelectronics and Photochemistry: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | March 3 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Prof. Terefe G Habteyes, Univ. of New Mexico, Chemistry/Chemical Biology

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

Recent advances show that the near-field properties of localized surface plasmon resonances can be utilized to drive important photochemical reactions at low incident photon flux at room temperature as well as improve the efficiency of optoelectronic devices. Central to these applications is a localized surface plasmon near-field that increases light matter-interaction dramatically.

I will...   More >

Student Probability/PDE Seminar: Tunneling Behavior of Random Processes

Seminar | March 3 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Insuk Seo, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

We consider a class of stochastic processes in a potential field. These processes exhibit a phenomenon known as tunneling behavior if the potential field has several global minima. Then, the scaling limit of the process can be regarded as a Markov chain on the set of global minima. We discuss the general theory and some of its applications.

Environmental Engineering Seminar

Seminar | March 3 | 3-4 p.m. | 406 Davis Hall

 Dr. Ruth Richardson, Associate Professor, Cornell Univ. CEE

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

MENA Salon

Workshop | February 3 – May 5, 2017 every Friday with exceptions | 3-4 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 340, Sultan Conference Room

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

On Fridays at 3:00 during the semester, the CMES hosts an informal weekly coffee hour and guided discussion of current events in the Middle East and North Africa, open to all and free of charge.

Caltime KRONOS 8 – Managers/Supervisor Training

Course | March 3 | 3-5 p.m. | 241 CSS

 1608 Fourth Street, Berkeley, CA 94710

 Lydia Jenkins

 Human Resources

Objective/Focus - KRONOS 8 Upgrade Changes:
Cosmetic features and functionality of CalTime KRONOS 8
Access to CalTime via Citrix – one timecard view
Edit personal Timecard
Edit timecards for employees
View Accruals and Totals on timecards
Icons, and color alerts to guide to the next task
Approve Employee Timecards - individual and mass approval
Instructor-led, hands-on training using...   More >

  Register online

Teaching Information Retrieval as a Game

Seminar | March 3 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 107 South Hall

 Maximilian Eibl

 Information, School of

The talk presents some issues about teaching information retrieval to a heterogeneous group of students. It introduces a web-based tool which enables the students to playfully gain experience with the components of an information retrieval system (IRS). The system allows beginners to build an IRS by simply clicking and dragging the components. The system integrates game mechanics which leads to a...   More >

日本の『死の舞踏』: 『九相詩』と『一休骸骨』 Kūsōshi and Ikkyū Gaikotsu 

Colloquium | March 3 | 3:30-5 p.m. | East Asian Library, Art History Seminar Room

 Yūichirō Imanishi, National Institute of Japanese Literature

 Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), C. V. Starr East Asian Library, National Institute of Japanese Literature

*Registration Required*

 Seating is limited. Register online by February 22.

Wide Angle, Close Up: Rethinking Twentieth-century Chinese Art

Colloquium | March 3 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Winnie Wong, Rhetoric, UC Berkeley

 Claire Roberts, Art History, School of Culture and Communications, University of Melbourne

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

This talk presents work-in-progress associated with the research project “Reconfiguring the World: China. Art. Agency 1900s to Now” which examines twentieth century Chinese art from an international perspective. It will focus on two early works by Xu Beihong (1895-1953) and Ye Qianyu (1907-1995), artists who have played key roles in the formation of xin guohua or what we have come to think of as...   More >

Multi-Camera Localization and Mapping for Autonomous Vehicles

Lecture | March 3 | 4-5 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Steve Waslander, University of Waterloo

 Institute of Transportation Studies


Multi-Camera Localization and Mapping for Autonomous Vehicles

Lecture | March 3 | 4-5 p.m. | 240 Bechtel Engineering Center

 Steve Waslander, University of Waterloo

 Institute of Transportation Studies

RTGC Seminar: BV-BFV formalism and General Relativity

Seminar | March 3 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall | Note change in date

 Michele Schiavina, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

The BV-BFV formalism, developed by Cattaneo, Mnev and Reshetikhin (CMR), is a powerful tool to understand quantisation of field theories on manifolds with boundaries. It combines the known BV (Batalin, Vilkovisky) framework for gauge theories on closed manifolds, which generalises the older BRST (Becchi, Rouet, Stora and Tyutin) machinery, with its Hamiltonian counterpart on boundaries, in the...   More >

Lacrosse vs. Michigan

Sport - Intercollegiate - Lacrosse | March 3 | 5 p.m. |  Memorial Stadium

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Lacrosse hosts Michigan at Memorial Stadium.

Poetic Justice/Justicia Poética: Opening Reception

Reception | March 3 | 5 p.m. |  Center for Latino Policy Research

 2547 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA 94720

 Center for Latino Policy Research

Join us for the opening of CLPR’s first art exhibition! We will be featuring the renowned muralist and artist, Juana Alicia. The event will mark the beginning of a month-long Open House featuring many visionary artists from our community. Light refreshments will be served.

Baseball vs. Gonzaga

Sport - Intercollegiate - Baseball/Softball | March 3 | 7:05 p.m. |  Evans Field

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Baseball hosts Gonzaga at Evans Diamond.

Film Screening: “Women of 1915”

Film - Documentary | March 3 | 7:15-9:15 p.m. | 105 North Gate

 Bared Maronian, Director/Producer of "Women of 1915", Armenoid Productions

 Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES), Armenian Studies Program

The documentary WOMEN OF 1915 combines facts and emotion to honor these brave women of the Armenian Genocide, many of whom lost their lives, survived to create new lives, or were forced into lives that were not their own. Many women, Armenian, European, and American, also traveled great distances to rescue lives, even at the risk of their own. Among the women highlighted in the film are...   More >

Diary of a Country Priest (Le journal d'un curé de campagne) | Robert Bresson | France, 1950l

Film - Feature | March 3 | 7:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Tony Pipolo

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Introduction and Post-screening Discussion by Tony Pipolo

FEATURING
Claude Laydu, Nicole Maurey, Jean Riveyre, André Guibert,

Georges Bernanos’s novel concerns a young country priest who, in his simplicity and purity, suffers the scorn of his parishioners. Bresson faithfully adapted the novel to the screen, using Bernanos’s original dialogue and diary entries; what he cut from the novel...   More >

Free for Cal Student Film Pass holders | $7 BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students | $8 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, retirees; non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, 18 & under, disabled persons | $12 General admission

  Buy tickets online

Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo

Performing Arts - Dance | March 3 | 8 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Cal Performances

The "unspeakably talented" (Calgary Herald) all-male ballet troupe affectionately known as the "Trocks" traffics deliriously and artfully in "the ridiculous and the sublime" (Financial Times). The troupe performs a sophisticated form of ballet parody, en travesti, and recently celebrated 40 years as an internationally adored cultural phenomenon.

starting at $36

  Tickets go on sale August 9. Buy tickets by calling 510-642-9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Polaroid Stories: TDPS Theater Production

Performing Arts - Theater | March 3 | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Playhouse

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

Based on real life stories of street kids, and drawing from Ovid’s Metamorphoses myths, Naomi Iizuka’s Polaroid Stories blends poetry and profanity to explore how young people pushed to the edge of society come to understand their lives amid anger, love both lost and found, violence, homelessness, ambition, and addiction.

 

Saturday, March 4, 2017

Men's Track & Field vs. California Outdoor Opener

Sport - Intercollegiate - Track & Field | March 4 |  Edwards Track Stadium

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Men's Track & Field hosts California Outdoor Opener at Edwards Stadium.

California Transportation Planning Conference

Conference/Symposium | March 3 – 5, 2017 every day |  Walnut Creek Marriott

 2355 North Main Street, Walnut Creek, CA

 Technology Transfer Program

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), in partnership with the Institute of Transportation Studies (ITS) at University of California, Berkeley present the: 2017 California Transportation Planning Conference, Partnering for Sustainable Transportation: Meeting the Challenge Now and Into the Future.

This three-day conference will provide attendees the opportunity to interact...   More >

 This conference is open to all. We want to especially extend an invitation to those associated with Caltrans (employees, partners, affiliates) as well as those involved in the development and planning of transportation around the state of California.

Women's Track & Field vs. California Outdoor Opener

Sport - Intercollegiate - Track & Field | March 4 |  Edwards Track Stadium

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Women's Track & Field hosts California Outdoor Opener at Edwards Stadium.

Encounters and Reimaginings: Medieval Scandinavia and the World

Conference/Symposium | March 3 – 4, 2017 every day | 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. | International House, Sproul Rooms

 Marianne Kalinke, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

 Department of Scandinavian, Norway House Foundation, Townsend Center for the Humanities, Institute of European Studies, Department of English, Department of Spanish & Portuguese, Department of German, Medieval Studies Program, Celtic Studies Program, Graduate Assembly

From the shores of Vínland to the halls of Byzantium, the Norse traveled widely and encountered many cultures – which in turn influenced Norse society at home. Traces of these journeys can be found in the archaeological record, saga narratives, and modern interpretations thereof. Moreover, continental ideas and literary forms—from romances to saints’ lives—informed Scandinavian intellectual and...   More >

Contextualizing and Confronting the Effects of Complex Trauma on Youth Development:: Understanding Youth Trauma and Cultivating Resilience

Conference/Symposium | March 4 | 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. | Gym First Presbyterian Church

 2407 Dana St, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Dr. Jeff Duncan-Andrade, Associate Professor of Raza Studies and Education, San Francisco State University

 Dr. Daniela Kaufer, Professor of Integrative Biology, UC Berkeley; Dr. Darlene Francis, Professor of Public Health and Neuroscience, UC Berkeley

 Critical Trauma Working Group

This 1-day free conference is focused on understanding and addressing childhood trauma through a critical lens. It is geared to students, researchers, community practitioners, and community members, including youth.

$0

  Registration opens January 30. Register online by March 1.

Project Kickoff Conference: The Middle Ages in the Wider World

Conference/Symposium | March 4 | 9 a.m.-7 p.m. | 220 Stephens Hall

 Carol Symes, Professor of Medieval & Global Studies, University of Illinois

 Joaneath Spicer, Curator, Walters Art Museum; Asad Ahmed, Professor of Near Eastern Studies, UC Berkeley; Geoffrey Koziol, Professor of History, UC Berkeley; Nicolas Tackett, Associate Professor of History, UC Berkeley

 Ignacio Navarrete, Professor of Spanish, UC Berkeley

 Medieval Studies Program

Day-long conference initiating a new UC Multicampus Research Project on "The Middle Ages in the Wider World" aiming to foster research and pedagogical innovation connecting and comparing Eurasia, Africa, the Americas, and Europe from 500 to 1500 CE. Townsend Center for the Humanities, March 4, 2017 9am-7pm, general public welcome

Short Course 2017

Seminar | March 4 | 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. | 2050 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Lisa White, University of California Museum of Paleontology

 Museum of Paleontology

New insights on Dinosaur Diversity, Growth and Development

Cal R.A.D. Self-defense for Women* Training: Training 1

Workshop | March 4 | 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. | Foothill Student Housing, Foothill Assembly Room

 Christine Ambrosio, CalRAD

 Gender Equity Resource Center

The R.A.D. System is a 9-12 hour comprehensive, women-only course that begins with risk awareness and progresses to the basics of hands-on defense training (http://www.rad-systems.com). Please wear comfortable clothing and athletic shoes. Bring a pen for taking notes, a towel, water and food for yourself.

This event is the 1st of 2 training sessions, with the second training on 3/11/2016.

*...   More >

 No children under 14 y/o.

$10 - $20 $10 with Cal ID $20 without

  Enrollment opens September 1. Enroll online or by calling Justin Crosby at 3103510342, or by emailing Justin Crosby at justincrosby@berkeley.edu by September 26.

GLOBE in the Science Classroom

Workshop | March 4 | 9-11:30 a.m. |  Chabot Space and Science Center

 10000 Skyline Blvd., Oakland, CA

 Tracy Ostrom, CCASN

 Professional Development for Educators

This event will be be held at Chabot Space and Science Center at their FEAST (Fun Exchange of Activities for Science Teachers). The 2.5 hour workshop if free.

Sick Plant Clinic

Special Event | February 4, 2017 – December 7, 2019 the first Saturday of the month every month with exceptions | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join the Garden for our monthly Sick Plant Clinic and find out which diseases ail your plants. Entomologists are also available to identify the pests that are living in your plants too! Please cover plants and disease samples in containers or bags before entering the Garden.

BERKELEY CLINIC DIAGNOSES RESIDENTS' PLANTS
Lauren Reed-Guy, Chronicle Staff Writer
San Francisco Chronicle June...   More >

Water's Extreme Journey

Special Event | January 29 – April 30, 2017 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

Become a raindrop and go on an interactive adventure through a water-cycle-themed maze. Have fun riding the Watershed Zip Line, walk through a giant wetland, and snap a pic of your family "swimming" with the dolphins—all while developing a deeper understanding of your place in the water ecosystem.

$10–12 Water's Extreme Journey is included with your admission. Free for members.

 http://www.lawrencehallofscience.org/visit/hours_cost_location.

Critter Corner

Workshop | December 31, 2016 – May 27, 2017 every Saturday | 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | Lawrence Hall of Science, Niche Classroom

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

What is it like to live underwater? How does it feel to warm yourself on a rock? Get an introduction to the living world by meeting small mammals, reptiles, and arthropods. In the Critter Corner, which is perfect for ages 8 and under, you can observe how animals move, feel, and eat. Read stories and role-play with toy animals and habitats so that you can better understand animal life.

Animal Discovery Room at the Lawrence Hall of Science

The Great Transmission | Pema Gellek | US, Tibet, India, 2015

Film - Documentary | March 4 | 1 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Screening weekly in Theater Two, this award-winning documentary is the story of one Tibetan refugee lama and his efforts to preserve the sacred texts of his tradition. Witnessing the disintegration of his heritage, Tarthang Tulku dedicated his life to restoring a text tradition that was nearly lost during the turbulence of the twentieth century. Working with a handful of volunteers, he would...   More >

Free for BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students, faculty, staff, retirees; 18 & under + guardian | $10 Non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons | $12 General admission

  Buy tickets online

Seeds for Color: Natural Dyes

Workshop | March 4 | 1-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Learn how to dye with seeds. We'll be using Annatto, Acorns, Avocado, and Hopi Black Dye Sunflower to create a variety of shades.

$90, $75 members

  Register online or by calling 510-664-9841, or by emailing gardenprograms@berkeley.edu

Cal Men's Lacrosse Society: Family Tailgate

Social Event | March 4 | 1:30-2:45 p.m. | Maxwell Family Field, Plaza just outside Maxwell Field parking lot

 Cal Men's Lacrosse Society

Join the Cal Men's Lacrosse Society and parent Boosters for a family-friendly tailgate on March 4. We'll gather about an hour or so prior to the game for lunch and beverages.

  RSVP by emailing Matt Currie at mcurrie@cmcommercialinc.com

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – December 30, 2018 every Sunday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday with exceptions | 1:30-2:45 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join us for a free, docent-led tour of the Garden as we explore interesting plant species, learn about the vast collection, and see what is currently in bloom. Meet at the Entry Plaza.

Free with Garden admission
Advanced registration not required

Tours may be cancelled without notice.
For day-of inquiries, please call 510-643-2755
For tour questions, please email gardentours@berkeley.edu...   More >

Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo

Performing Arts - Dance | March 4 | 2 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Cal Performances

The "unspeakably talented" (Calgary Herald) all-male ballet troupe affectionately known as the "Trocks" traffics deliriously and artfully in "the ridiculous and the sublime" (Financial Times). The troupe performs a sophisticated form of ballet parody, en travesti, and recently celebrated 40 years as an internationally adored cultural phenomenon.

starting at $36

  Tickets go on sale August 9. Buy tickets by calling 510-642-9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Baseball vs. Gonzaga - Game 1

Sport - Intercollegiate - Baseball/Softball | March 4 | 2:05 p.m. |  Evans Field

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Baseball hosts Gonzaga - Game 1 at Evans Diamond.

L'argent | Robert Bresson | France, 1983

Film - Feature | March 4 | 5:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Introduction and Post-screening Discussion by Tony Pipolo.

FEATURING
Christian Patey, Sylvie Van Den Elsen, Michel Briguet, Caroline Lang,

Bresson is probably the most stringent stylist that narrative cinema has yet produced, the French cinema’s brilliant monomaniac. He forces total concentration: scenes are enacted and assembled without differing degrees of emphasis. Whatever inspires...   More >

Free for Cal Student Film Pass holders | $7 BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students | $8 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, retirees; non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, 18 & under, disabled persons | $12 General admission

  Buy tickets online

Cal Octet Alumni Club: 69th Year Reunion

Social Event | March 4 | 5:30-10 p.m. |  Alumni House

 Cal Octet Alumni Club

Join us for dinner and catch alumni performances and a preview of the Octet Spring Show.

$32; members graduating before 2007
$22; members graduating in or after 2007

Our registration deadline is Friday, February 24th, 2017.

Rally your members today and celebrate with us in March!

$$32; members graduating before 2007 $22; members graduating in or after 2007

  Buy tickets online

Baseball vs. Gonzaga - Game 2

Sport - Intercollegiate - Baseball/Softball | March 4 | 6:05 p.m. |  Evans Field

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Baseball hosts Gonzaga - Game 2 at Evans Diamond.

Men's Gymnastics Cal Benefit Cup: Air Force

Sport - Intercollegiate - Gymnastics | March 4 | 7 p.m. |  Haas Pavilion

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Men's Gymnastics hosts the Cal Benefit Cup at Haas Pavilion.

Polaroid Stories: TDPS Theater Production

Performing Arts - Theater | March 4 | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Playhouse

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

Based on real life stories of street kids, and drawing from Ovid’s Metamorphoses myths, Naomi Iizuka’s Polaroid Stories blends poetry and profanity to explore how young people pushed to the edge of society come to understand their lives amid anger, love both lost and found, violence, homelessness, ambition, and addiction.

 No children under 18.

Takács Quartet: Beethoven: The Complete String Quartets

Performing Arts - Music | March 4 | 8 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Cal Performances

A momentous occasion! Following our tradition of exploring cycles of music in context, we present a cornerstone of classical music and one of humanity's greatest achievements.

starting at $72

  Tickets go on sale August 9. Buy tickets by calling 510-642-9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo

Performing Arts - Dance | March 4 | 8 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Cal Performances

The "unspeakably talented" (Calgary Herald) all-male ballet troupe affectionately known as the "Trocks" traffics deliriously and artfully in "the ridiculous and the sublime" (Financial Times). The troupe performs a sophisticated form of ballet parody, en travesti, and recently celebrated 40 years as an internationally adored cultural phenomenon.

starting at $36

  Tickets go on sale August 9. Buy tickets by calling 510-642-9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Zabriskie Point | Michelangelo Antonioni | United States, 1970

Film - Feature | March 4 | 8:15 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

FEATURING
Mark Frechette, Daria Halprin, Rod Taylor, Kathleen Cleaver,

Michelangelo Antonioni’s California epic trades the empty boulevards of suburban Rome for the desert vistas of Death Valley, the petrochemical purgatory of Ravenna for the billboard-bedecked avenues of Los Angeles. The director’s characters, however, remain much the same: disillusioned yet full of longing, their clumsy...   More >

Free for Cal Student Film Pass holders | $7 BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students | $8 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, retirees; non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, 18 & under, disabled persons | $12 General admission

  Buy tickets online

Sunday, March 5, 2017

California Transportation Planning Conference

Conference/Symposium | March 3 – 5, 2017 every day |  Walnut Creek Marriott

 2355 North Main Street, Walnut Creek, CA

 Technology Transfer Program

The California Department of Transportation (Caltrans), in partnership with the Institute of Transportation Studies (ITS) at University of California, Berkeley present the: 2017 California Transportation Planning Conference, Partnering for Sustainable Transportation: Meeting the Challenge Now and Into the Future.

This three-day conference will provide attendees the opportunity to interact...   More >

 This conference is open to all. We want to especially extend an invitation to those associated with Caltrans (employees, partners, affiliates) as well as those involved in the development and planning of transportation around the state of California.

Water's Extreme Journey

Special Event | January 29 – April 30, 2017 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

Become a raindrop and go on an interactive adventure through a water-cycle-themed maze. Have fun riding the Watershed Zip Line, walk through a giant wetland, and snap a pic of your family "swimming" with the dolphins—all while developing a deeper understanding of your place in the water ecosystem.

$10–12 Water's Extreme Journey is included with your admission. Free for members.

 http://www.lawrencehallofscience.org/visit/hours_cost_location.

Lacrosse vs. St. Joseph's

Sport - Intercollegiate - Lacrosse | March 5 | 12 p.m. |  Memorial Stadium

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Lacrosse hosts St. Joseph's at Memorial Stadium.

Baseball vs. Gonzaga

Sport - Intercollegiate - Baseball/Softball | March 5 | 1:05 p.m. |  Evans Field

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Baseball hosts Gonzaga at Evans Diamond.

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – December 30, 2018 every Sunday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday with exceptions | 1:30-2:45 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join us for a free, docent-led tour of the Garden as we explore interesting plant species, learn about the vast collection, and see what is currently in bloom. Meet at the Entry Plaza.

Free with Garden admission
Advanced registration not required

Tours may be cancelled without notice.
For day-of inquiries, please call 510-643-2755
For tour questions, please email gardentours@berkeley.edu...   More >

Polaroid Stories: TDPS Theater Production

Performing Arts - Theater | March 5 | 2-4 p.m. |  Zellerbach Playhouse

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

Based on real life stories of street kids, and drawing from Ovid’s Metamorphoses myths, Naomi Iizuka’s Polaroid Stories blends poetry and profanity to explore how young people pushed to the edge of society come to understand their lives amid anger, love both lost and found, violence, homelessness, ambition, and addiction.

Sicilia! (Sicily!) | Danièle Huillet, Jean-Marie Straub | Italy, France, 1999

Film - Feature | March 5 | 2 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

FEATURING
Angela Nugara, Vittorio Vigneri, Carmelo Maddio, Gianni Buscarino,

Adapted from Elio Vittorini's banned 1939 novel Conversazione in Sicilia, Sicilia! combines political fable with Sicilian travelogue, structured around one man's return to his village after years of exile. As he encounters his mother and others, they recite tales of personal woe and of the island's collected history...   More >

Free for Cal Student Film Pass holders | $7 BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students | $8 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, retirees; non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, 18 & under, disabled persons | $12 General admission

  Buy tickets online

Takács Quartet: Beethoven: The Complete String Quartets

Performing Arts - Music | March 5 | 3 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Cal Performances

A momentous occasion! Following our tradition of exploring cycles of music in context, we present a cornerstone of classical music and one of humanity's greatest achievements.

starting at $72

  Tickets go on sale August 9. Buy tickets by calling 510-642-9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

King of Jazz | John Murray Anderson | United States, 1930

Film - Feature | March 5 | 4:45 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

New 4K Digital Restoration

FEATURING
Paul Whiteman, John Boles, Laura La Plante, Jeanette Loff,

Savor a special dinner at Babette following the screening on March 11. For more information and to make a reservation, email babettebam@gmail.com.

This new restoration brings back a song-and-dance classic that has long been available only in inferior copies. King of Jazz is “one of the most...   More >

Free for BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students, faculty, staff, retirees; 18 & under + guardian | $10 Non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons | $12 General admission

 For more information and to make a reservation for dinner at Babette, email babettebam@gmail.com.

Les anges du péché (Angels of Sin) | Robert Bresson | France, 1943

Film - Feature | March 5 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Imported 35mm Print

FEATURING
Renée Faure, Jany Holt, Louise Sylvie, Mila Parély,

Bresson’s visual elegance and uncompromising narrative style are already in evidence in his first feature film, lending calm to its passionate religious ambiguities. The script, written by France’s distinguished playwright and novelist Jean Giraudoux, follows a sophisticated young woman, Anne-Marie, into the...   More >

Free for Cal Student Film Pass holders | $7 BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students | $8 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, retirees; non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, 18 & under, disabled persons | $12 General admission

  Buy tickets online

Balé Folclórico da Bahia: Herança Sagrada

Performing Arts - Dance | March 5 | 7 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Cal Performances

A rare opportunity to see Brazil's premiere dance and music ensemble. With Herança Sagrada (Sacred Heritage), the 32 dancers, instrumentalists, and singers of the acclaimed folkloric dance company Balé Folclórico da Bahia honor the African roots of Brazilian culture. Through elaborate choreography and costumes, the troupe explores the music and dance of the Candomblé religion, the sinuous martial...   More >

starting at $30

  Tickets go on sale August 9. Buy tickets by calling 510-642-9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org