<< April 2017 >>

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Free Wednesday at the Garden

Special Event | January 4 – December 6, 2017 the first Wednesday of the month every month with exceptions |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Every first Wednesday at the Garden is free admission day.

Point Blue Conservation SCB Field Trip

Tour/Open House | April 5 | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Palomarin Field Station

 Society for Conservation Biology - Berkeley Chapter

Society for Conservation Biology - Berkeley Chapter is hosting a site visit to Point Blue Conservation Science's Palomarin Field Station and Petaluma headquarters to learn about bird banding and to meet and network with scientists at this conservation NGO. Event open to all, but attendance is by RSVP only.

2017 Bay Area WASH symposium: On water, health, and sanitation

Conference/Symposium | April 5 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Urban WASH

A student-led conference on water, health, and sanitation

 Attendance is by invitation only.

Resilience and Renewal (BEUHS016)

Workshop | April 5 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club

 Dana Walsh, MFT, CEAP, Employee Assistance, Be well at Work - Employee Assistance; Kathy Mendoca, Talent + Organizational Performance (TOP)

 Be Well at Work - Employee Assistance

External stressors are real, yet how we choose to view, experience and manage them is an internal process. To maintain a healthy level of stress, we must cultivate an ability to remain flexible and open in order to adapt and adjust to challenges. This workshop will examine common traits of resilient people, and explore ways to strengthen our own resiliency skills, while introducing the concept of...   More >

  Register online

EHS 201 Biosafety in Laboratories

Course | April 5 | 9:30-11:30 a.m. | 115 Energy Biosciences Building | Note change in location

 Office of Environment, Health & Safety

This training is required for anyone who is listed on a Biological Use Authorization (BUA) application form that is reviewed by the Committee for Laboratory and Environmental Biosafety (CLEB). A BUA is required for anyone working with recombinant DNA molecules, human clinical specimens or agents that may infect humans, plants or animals. This safety training will discuss the biosafety risk...   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.

Water's Extreme Journey at the Lawrence Hall of Science

Spring Science Days 2017

Special Event | April 1 – 9, 2017 every day | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

Every day during Spring Science Days is an opportunity to learn something new about Earth’s oceans, lakes, rivers, and other waterways. Discover what it means to be part of the water ecosystem, and explore how you can help us protect this important resource.

$12 Adults, $10 Children 3–18, Seniors 62+, Free Members, children age 2 and under, UC Berkeley students and staff

Forces That Shape the Bay

2017 COEH-CE Webinar Series: Climate Change and Health with Kent Pinkerton, PhD

Seminar | April 5 | 10:30-11:30 a.m. |  Webinar

 Dr. Kent Pinkerton, Director of the Center for Health and the Environment, UC Davis

 Center for Occupational and Environmental Health Continuing Education (COEH-CE) Program

Changes in climate and increases in the frequency of extreme climate events are predicted to adversely affect human health in a variety of ways. In this webinar Dr. Kent Pinkerton, Director of the Center for Health and the Environment at UC Davis, will provide an overview of the public health effects of climate change.

Objectives
On completion of this webinar participants will be able...   More >

$0 Free Webinar, $30 CE Credit

  Enrollment opens February 24. Enroll online or by calling 510-643-7277, or by emailing info@coehce.org by April 5.

Matrix Computations and Scientific Computing Seminar: Interpolative Separable Density Fitting Decomposition for Accelerating Hybrid Density Functional Calculations with Applications to Defects in Large Scale Silicon

Seminar | April 5 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 380 Soda Hall

 Wei Hu, LBNL

 Department of Mathematics

Kohn-Sham density functional theory (KSDFT) is the most powerful tool for performing ab initio electronic structure calculations to study the structural and electronic properties of molecules, solids and liquids in quantum chemistry and materials science. However, as the key ingredient in the KSDFT calculations, the exchange and correlation functional to determine the accuracy must be...   More >

Sacred Founders: Women, Men, and Gods in the Discourse of Imperial Founding, Rome through Early Byzantium

Reading - Nonfiction | April 5 | 12-1 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220

 Diliana Angelova, Associate Professor, University of California, Berkeley Departments of History and History of Art

 Townsend Center for the Humanities

Diliana Angelova, associate professor in the Departments of History and History of Art, is a scholar of early Christian and Byzantine art. Sacred Founders explores deep continuities between the ancient and medieval worlds, and recovers a forgotten transformation in female imperial power.

Sacred Founders (UC Press, 2015) asserts that from the time of Augustus through early Byzantium, a...   More >

BioE Seminar: “Probing the biophysical regulation of de novo tumor microenvironment”

Seminar | April 5 | 12-1 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Kandice Tanner, National Institutes of Health

 Bioengineering (BioE)

Spring 2017 Seminar Series

Wednesday, April 5
12noon - 1:00pm
290 Hearst Mining Building

“Probing the biophysical regulation of de novo tumor microenvironment”

Kandice Tanner
Tissue Morphodynamics Unit, Laboratory for Cell Biology,
Center for Cancer Research, National Cancer Institute,
National Institutes of Health

Metastasis to distant organs remains the lethal outcome in most...   More >

MVZ LUNCH SEMINAR: Rauri Bowie (seminar title TBA)

Seminar | April 5 | 12-1 p.m. | 3101 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Rauri Bowie, 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 >

Romance outside Europe

Colloquium | April 5 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 4226 Dwinelle Hall

Romance Linguistics Working Group & Francophone Studies Working Group, Romance Linguistics Working Group & Francophone Studies Working Group

 Townsend Center for the Humanities

The Romance Linguistics Working Group and Francophone Studies Working Group are pleased to announce an upcoming mini-colloquium, set for April 5, 2017. The theme of our event is "Romance outside Europe."

  RSVP by emailing sokrat.postoli@berkeley.edu by April 3.

Certificate Program in Human Resource Management Online Information Session

Information Session | April 5 | 12-12:30 p.m. |  Online

 UC Berkeley Extension

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

  Register online

Codex Painting Practices and Technological Traditions in Ancient Mesoamerica: Non-Invasive Scientific Analyses of Pre-Hispanic and Early Colonial Pictorial Manuscripts

Lecture | April 5 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Davide Domenici, Assistant Professor, University of Bologna, Department of History and Cultures

 Archaeological Research Facility

Non-invasive scientific analyses recently performed by the European mobile laboratory MOLAB on a number of pre-Hispanic and early colonial pictorial Mesoamerican manuscripts allowed us to chemically characterize their material compositions, significantly deepening our knowledge of Mesoamerican codex painting practices. Davide Domenici, a Mesoamericanist from the University of Bologna (Italy)...   More >

Plant and Microbial Biology Micro Seminar: "The ancestral human microbiome: the evolution and ecology of our microbial self"

Seminar | April 5 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall

 Christina Warinner, University of Oklahoma

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

I am interested in evolutionary medicine and how understanding the ways in which humans have co-evolved with environments, diets, and pathogens allows us to better understand health and disease. My research draws on the methods and theoretical frameworks of several fields, including: molecular biology, archaeology, archaeogenetics (ancient DNA), stable isotope-based paleodietary and...   More >

Christina Warinner

IRLE Spring Seminar: The Dynamics of Household Economic Security Around A Birth

Seminar | April 5 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, IRLE Director's Room

 2521 Channing Way

 Alexandra Stanczyk, Postdoctoral Scholar, UC Berkeley School of Social Welfare

 Institute of Research on Labor & Employment

Newborns require a lot of resources. And with the changes in income composition that come with a birth, many families face financial uncertainty. This has implications for children’s health and development, women’s economic security, and public program design. This research finds that households see significant and enduring declines in economic security before and after a birth, with especially...   More >

  RSVP by emailing charlotterutty@berkeley.edu

Austria and Migration: The Current Refugee Crisis in Historical Perspective

Lecture | April 5 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Dirk Rupnow, Dirk Rupnow, Head of the Institute for Contemporary History, University of Innsbruck & Distinguished Visiting Austrian Chair Professor at Stanford University

 Institute of European Studies

Migration is the single biggest challenge for European countries and the European Union today. It is closely linked to questions of (national) identity, social pluralism, and diversity. The talk focuses on Austria as an example and puts the current so-called „refugee crisis“ in the context of the broader history of the postwar Austrian Republic. It discusses the status of migration in the...   More >

Improving Solar Energy Delivery to Homes

Lecture | April 5 | 12-1 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, 310, Banatao Auditorium

 Cindi Choi, Senior Director, Global Strategy & Business Development, SunPower

 CITRIS and the Banatao Institute

Cindi Choi is the Senior Director, Global Strategy & Business Development at SunPower.

Free

 Free lunch available (limited #s). You must register by the Monday before the event for lunch. Register online

Sacred Founders: Women, Men, and Gods in the Discourse of Imperial Founding, Rome through Early Byzantium: Townsend Book Chat with Diliana Angelova. Intro by Thomas Laqueur.

Lecture | April 5 | 12-1 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall

 Townsend Center for the Humanities

Sacred Founders argues that from the time of Augustus through early Byzantium, a discourse of "sacred founders” helped legitimate the authority of the emperor and his family. Introduction by Thomas Laqueur.

California Countercultures: Art/Politics/Aesthetics (notes from the field) with Stephanie Syjuco

Lecture | April 5 | 12 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Working primarily in sculpture and installation, her projects leverage open-source systems, shareware logic, and flows of capital, in order to investigate issues of economies and empire. Most recently she has been engaged in the research and dissemination of fabric banners, sharing imagery and slogans patterns for protest

Admission to this lecture is free.

  Buy tickets online

PopUp Exhibition: Ira Fink on El Lissitzky’s Had Gadya: Context and Meaning

Lecture | April 5 | 12-1 p.m. |  Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)

 Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

Alongside a distinguished career in college and university planning, Ira Fink has assembled a significant research collection of books on synagogue architecture and Jewish ceremonial art. A graduate of UC Berkeley’s College of Environmental Design and a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, Dr. Fink’s family collection includes one of the few surviving sets of the eleven lithographs of...   More >

Noon Concert: University Symphony Orchestra Concerto

Performing Arts - Music | April 5 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

University Symphony Orchestra Concerto
David Milnes, music director
Lauren Washburn, clarinet
Cindy COX A Year (US Premiere)
Scott RUBIN Kerosene Palace (World Premiere)
Ed CAMPION Work TBD
DEBUSSY Première rhapsodie

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Featuring the Music Department’s varied and diverse performance activities, the Department of Music presents a series of free weekly concerts...   More >

Science of Synthesis seminar

Workshop | April 5 | 12:10-1 p.m. | Hildebrand Hall, Seminar Room 100F, Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Library

 Dr. M. Fiona Shortt de Hernandez, Managing Editor, Thieme Science of Synthesis

 Library

The Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Library will be hosting a workshop led by representatives from Thieme on finding reliable chemical transformations using Science of Synthesis.

  Registration opens March 20. Register online by April 5.

Marriage, birth timing, poverty and health: Demography Brown Bag Talk

Colloquium | April 5 | 12:10-1:10 p.m. | 2232 Piedmont, Demography Seminar Room

 Philip Cohen, Professor, Sociology, University of Maryland

 Population Science, Department of Demography

Deception and Trust in a Post-Truth World

Colloquium | April 5 | 12:10-1:15 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall | Canceled

 Jeff Hancock, Professor, Stanford University

 Institute of Personality and Social Research

How is the rewiring of communication in the network age changing how we deceive and trust one another? How can we trust that news story, or a hotel’s online review, or that text message about someone being on their way? In this talk we’ll go over how principles from psychology and communication intersect deception and trust with technology. We’ll cover the state-of-the-art in deception detection...   More >

Learning from Legends: Ronn Guidi in conversation with Margaret Jenkins

Lecture | April 5 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. |  Freight and Salvage Coffeehouse

 2020 Addison, Berkeley, CA 94705

 Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)

Oakland Ballet Company founder Ronn Guidi in conversation with Margaret Jenkins of the Margaret Jenkins Dance Company as OLLI @Berkeley celebrates local legends of the Fourth Age (80 and above) who continue to lead their diverse disciplines.

Study Abroad Office Hours at the Transfer Center

Information Session | January 25 – May 3, 2017 every Wednesday with exceptions | 1-3 p.m. | 100 César E. Chávez Student Center

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Interested in studying abroad as a transfer student? A Berkeley Study Abroad Peer Adviser will be holding drop-in office hours at the Transfer Student Center every Wednesdays 1-3pm this spring semester. Come learn about different programs offered, how to apply and additional services available.

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | February 1, 2017 – December 5, 2018 the first Wednesday of the month every month 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 >

Women's Tennis vs. Sacramento State

Sport - Intercollegiate - Tennis | April 5 | 2 p.m. |  Hellman Tennis Center

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Women's Tennis hosts Sacramento State at Hellman Tennis Complex.

Topology Seminar (Introductory Talk): Thin position and additive invariants of knots

Seminar | April 5 | 2:10-3 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

 Scott Taylor, Colby College

 Department of Mathematics

Seifert genus and bridge number are classical knot invariants that detect the unknot and are additive under connected sum. Other classical knot invariants such as tunnel number, higher genus bridge number, and Gabai width have more complicated stories. I'll review the definitions of these invariants and their (non-)additivity properties. Additionally, I'll explain Scharlemann-Thompson thin...   More >

Coffee Break!

Social Event | August 31, 2016 – April 26, 2017 every Wednesday | 3-4 p.m. |  Julie's Cafe

 2562 Bancroft Way.

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Join the Coffee Break every Wednesday afternoon! Boost your global network and meetup with friends.

Coffee break, hosted by Berkeley International Office, is an informal weekly event where Cal students can connect, share stories, or learn about different culture and language. Free coffee for UCB students! Both international students and domestic students are welcome.

Berkeley Grad Slam Championship

Special Event | April 5 | 3-5:30 p.m. | 309 Sproul Hall

 Tim Day, Flannery / Schaffer Lab

 Graduate Division

See eight graduate student semi-finalists compete to be the Berkeley Champion!
Everyone is invited to cheer on graduate students as they present their three-minute research talks! While a panel of distinguished judges ascertains the top two winners, audience members will have the opportunity to vote a “people’s choice” winner.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017
3 – 5:30 pm
309 Sproul Hall
FREE and...   More >

Applied Mathematics Seminar: A Causal Five-Field Theory of Dissipative Relativistic Fluid Dynamics

Seminar | April 5 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Heinrich Freistuehler, University of Konstanz

 Department of Mathematics

In the absence of dissipation, relativistic fluid dynamics is described by a five-field theory, namely, in terms of three velocity and two thermodynamic variables that are governed by the Euler system, five partial differential equations that determine the spatiotemporal evolution of these five fields from general initial data. Regarding the modeling of dissipation, i.e., viscosity and heat...   More >

Writing and Thinking in Two+ Languages: Interview with Adriana Lisboa

Lecture | April 5 | 3:30-5 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall

 Townsend Center for the Humanities

Award-winning Brazilian novelist and poet Adriana Lisboa speaks in conversation with Professor Candace Slater (Spanish & Portuguese) about the work of writing and translation.

The role of apolipoprotein AIV in glucose homeostasis

Seminar | April 5 | 4-5 p.m. | 114 Morgan Hall

 Patrick Tso, University of Cincinnati

 Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology

CDIPS Data Science Workshop Info Session

Information Session | April 5 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Doe Library, 190 (Berkeley Institute for Data Science)

 Career Development Initiative in the Physical Sciences

The 5th annual CDIPS Data Science Workshop will run July 15-August 5. Teams of 3-4 graduate students and postdocs will work on a data science project under the guidance of an industry mentor for 3 weeks. Hours are flexible, but you must be able to commit to at least 20 hours per week, and attend both the opening and closing. We're also planning some strongly recommended activities during some...   More >

ERG Colloquium: Nate Aden: Taking the Man out of Manufacturing: The Role of Industrial Transformation in Addressing Climate Change

Colloquium | April 5 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 126 Barrows Hall

 Nate Aden

 Energy and Resources Group

As the primary means for growth and development over the past two centuries, industry has played a central role in generating our current Anthropocene. The increasing impacts of climate change bring the industrial sector to the fore as the largest emitter of greenhouse gases and as a potential manufacturer of transformational technologies and infrastructure. The U.S. industrial sector is...   More >

Stereotype Threat and Identity Threat: The Science of A Diverse Community: The why, what, and how of making diverse learning communities effective for all.

Panel Discussion | April 5 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 245 Li Ka Shing Center

 Dr. Claude Steele, University of California, Berkeley

 Dr. Waldo Martin, Jr., University of California, Berkeley; Dr. Eva Nogales, University of California, Berkeley

 Division of Biological Sciences

Please join us for an important discussion on Stereotype and Identity Threat led by Professor Claude Steele of Psychology, followed by a panel discussion with Professor Waldo Martin, Jr. of American History and Citizenship and Professor Eva Nogales of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology.

This event is sponsored by the Division of Biological Sciences, who welcomes the campus...   More >

  Registration opens March 16. Register online by March 29.

On Extended Admissible Procedures and their Nonstandard Bayes Risk

Seminar | April 5 | 4-5 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Daniel M. Roy, Dept. of Statistics, University of Toronto

 Department of Statistics

For finite parameter spaces under finite loss, every Bayes procedure derived from a prior with full support is admissible, and every admissible procedure is Bayes. This relationship already breaks down once we move to finite-dimensional Euclidean parameter spaces. Compactness and strong regularity conditions suffice to repair the relationship, but without these conditions, admissible procedures...   More >

View from the Top: Dan Rasky: Lessons Learned from Disrupting the Civilian Aerospace Industry

Lecture | April 5 | 4-5 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium, 3rd floor

 Dan Rasky, Senior Scientist, Founder & Chief, Space Portal Office, NASA

 College of Engineering, American Nuclear Society student chapter

Softball vs. St. Mary's

Sport - Intercollegiate - Baseball/Softball | April 5 | 4 p.m. |  Levine-Fricke Field

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Softball hosts St. Mary's at Levine-Fricke Field.

Topology Seminar (Main Talk): Additive Invariants of Knots, Links, and Spatial Graphs in 3-manifolds.

Seminar | April 5 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 3 Evans Hall

 Scott Taylor, Colby College

 Department of Mathematics

Tunnel number, higher genus bridge number, and Gabai width are classical knot invariants that are additive under connected sum for some classes of knots, but not for others. I'll explain variations of these classical invariants that are defined for almost all (3-manifold, graph) pairs, that detect the unknot in the 3-sphere, and that are additive under connected sum and trivalent vertex sum. The...   More >

Seminar 221, Industrial Organization: ​"Will the Market Fix the Market? A Theory of Stock Exchange Competition and Innovation"

Seminar | April 5 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | Haas School of Business, C325 Cheit Hall

 Eric Budish, University of Chicago

 Department of Economics

(joint with Economic Analysis and Policy Group Seminar)

SEEDJAM Tech Expo 2017

Conference/Symposium | April 5 | 5-9 p.m. |  Anna Head Alumnae Hall (2537 Haste St.)

 The House

Featured speakers include the Founders & CEO's of Postmates, Quora, Tanium, and Figma.

SEEDJAM is an annual exposition of all the innovative products coming out of startups at Berkeley and beyond. Every year exhibitors come to UC Berkeley to demonstrate the latest and greatest in technology.

An annual exposition of the latest in Cal technology and entrepreneurship.

Israeli Artists in Conversation with Israel: International Conference on Israeli Art and Society

Conference/Symposium | April 5 | 5:30-9 p.m. |  Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)

 Berkeley Institute for Jewish Law and Israel Studies, Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, Center for Jewish Studies

How do differing artistic mediums uncover, make visible, or refocus the places where people, things, or ideas come together, cross paths, or mix-up, even if only for a moment?

This conference focuses on what is cutting edge in the arts and culture world in Israel – slicing across a broad cross-section of the arts from film to music to dance to visual culture to theater and performing arts –...   More >

  Register online

The Reluctant Fundamentalist | New Directions in Indian Cinema: Featuring Films by Acclaimed Film Director, Mira Nair

Film - Series | April 5 | 5:30-8 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Institute for South Asia Studies

A film based off of Mohsin Hamid's novel that tells the story of about conflicting ideologies where perception and suspicion have the power to determine life or death.

  RSVP online

Intro to California Taxes

Workshop | April 5 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | International House, Sproul Room

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Representatives from the California Tax Franchise Board will present on how to determine your California state tax residency and complete your nonresident alien tax forms. Collect your tax report forms (W-2 and/or 1042-S forms and/or 1099) and follow along as they take you through a step-by- step example for filing your state tax return.

*Please complete your federal tax return via GTP before...   More >

Antinoupolis, yesterday and today

Lecture | April 5 | 5:30 p.m. | Doe Library, 101 (Morrison Library)

 Rosario Pintaudi, Director, Excavations of the Istituto Papirologico “G. Vitelli” (Università degli Studi di Firenze) at Antinoupolis, Università di Messina/Biblioteca Medicea Laurenziana

 Center for the Tebtunis Papyri

In this illustrated lecture, Professor Pintaudi will discuss the history and current excavations of Antinoupolis, the magnificent city (later a provincial capital) that the Emperor Hadrian founded in Middle Egypt near the site at which his favorite Antinoos drowned in AD 130. Professor Pintaudi has been excavating at the site for nearly two decades.

Artist Talk: Local Color: Seeing Place Through Watercolor

Special Event | April 5 | 6-7 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join us for a lovely evening with author and artist Mimi Robinson as she reads from her new book "Local Color: Seeing Place Through Watercolor." This book talk will be accompanied by a music soundtrack with performing artist Joyce Kouffman. Books will be available for purchase. Light refreshments provided.

Free with Garden Admission

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

Toastmasters on Campus Club: Learn public speaking

Meeting | July 2, 2014 – December 26, 2018 every Wednesday with exceptions | 6:15-7:30 p.m. | 3106 Etcheverry Hall

 Toastmasters on Campus

Toastmasters has been the world leader in teaching public speaking since 1924. Meetings are an enjoyable, safe, self-paced course designed to get you up and running as a speaker in only a few months.

ARCH Lecture: Michael Maltzan

Lecture | April 5 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

WED, APR 5, 6:30pm Michael Maltzan will present as part of the Spring 17 ARCH Lecture series in 112 Wurster.

Master of Development Practice Spring Lecture 2017: Water, Food Supply and Disease Control in Africa, Southeast Asia and California

Lecture | April 5 | 6:30-7:30 p.m. |  Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center

 Vince Resh, Professor, University of California Berkeley

 College of Natural Resources, Master of Development Practice

Discover the challenges, successes and lessons learned by one of UC Berkeley’s most preeminent proponents of local and global sustainability.

For four decades Professor Vincent Resh has brought state-of-the-art science to critical policy decisions in California and around the globe. Professor of Aquatic Ecology and Entomology, Professor Resh has published nearly 400 research articles and...   More >

Professor of Aquatic Ecology and and Entomology

Painted Nails: April Movie at Moffitt

Film - Documentary | April 5 | 7-9 p.m. | 405 Moffitt Undergraduate Library

 Library

Movies @ Moffitt happens on the first Wednesday of each month of the semester. M@M is free.

After learning that her work has caused her life-threatening health problems, Vietnamese immigrant Van Nguyen, a San Francisco nail salon owner, becomes a resolute activist in the fight to regulate chemicals in personal care products, advocating for the safety of nail salon workers and their clientele,...   More >

 Must have a UCB student ID for entrance.

African Film Festival 2017: I Am Not Your Negro

Film - Series | April 5 | 7-8:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Race, power, and film collide in Raoul Peck’s invigorating look at the great writer James Baldwin, whose powerful investigations on American culture and racism were written decades ago, but whose “words matter now more than ever” (Manuel Betancourt, Esquire). Based on Baldwin’s unfinished manuscript Remember This House, which eulogized Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, and Medgar Evers, and his...   More >

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Berkeley Communicators Toastmasters Club: To Gain Confidence and Find Your Voice

Meeting | December 1, 2016 – December 7, 2017 the first Thursday of the month every month | 7:30-8:30 a.m. | Au Coquelet Cafe, (backroom)

 2000 University Avenue, Berkeley, CA

 Berkeley Communicators Toastmasters Club

Find out how to improve your public speaking skills and build confidence through the Toastmaster.

If you have wanted to improve your communication skills, practice public speaking and leadership, but find it difficult to do on your own, this is the place for you.

Meetings: 1st and 3rd Thursday 7:30am - 8:30am every month
Free street parking and close to Downtown Berkeley BART

Israeli Artists in Conversation with Israel: International Conference on Israeli Art and Society

Conference/Symposium | April 6 | 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. |  Bancroft Hotel

 2680 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Berkeley Institute for Jewish Law and Israel Studies, Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, Center for Jewish Studies

How do differing artistic mediums uncover, make visible, or refocus the places where people, things, or ideas come together, cross paths, or mix-up, even if only for a moment?

This conference focuses on what is cutting edge in the arts and culture world in Israel – slicing across a broad cross-section of the arts from film to music to dance to visual culture to theater and performing arts –...   More >

  Register online

  Enroll online

RAPDP - Intermediate - FM5 HR for the RA

Course | April 6 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | University Hall, Room 24

 Human Resources

Synopsis: An intermediate workshop that explores the types of research appointments used on sponsored awards, as well as the compliance issues associated with PI effort and how the Effort Reporting System is used to track and report effort.

  Register online

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.

The History of Higher Education in California: Big Data Approach

Lecture | April 6 | 10-11:30 a.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Zach Bleemer

 Library

In his talk, Zach Bleemer will discuss how he has used data science - thousands of computer-processed versions of annual registers, directories, and catalogs - to reconstruct a near-complete database of all students, faculty, and courses at four-year universities in California in the first half of the 20th century, including the UC system. Visualizations of this database display the expansion of...   More >

Spring Science Days 2017

Special Event | April 1 – 9, 2017 every day | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

Every day during Spring Science Days is an opportunity to learn something new about Earth’s oceans, lakes, rivers, and other waterways. Discover what it means to be part of the water ecosystem, and explore how you can help us protect this important resource.

$12 Adults, $10 Children 3–18, Seniors 62+, Free Members, children age 2 and under, UC Berkeley students and staff

Commercial Development Site Design and Traffic Impact Analysis

Workshop | April 6 – 7, 2017 every day | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Online

 Nazir Lalani, Traffex Engineers Inc.

 Technology Transfer Program

This new online course is about examining the key components that result in effective internal circulation for commercial land development projects. The course will also focus on why earlier designs have failed to provide good circulation and the resulting impacts on the tenants of shopping centers and business parks. It will discuss the problem of designing commercial development projects for...   More >

 This course is intended for traffic engineers, transportation planners, architects, and representatives of developers who regularly have to interact with public agencies regarding the land use entitlement process.

Free First Thursday at BAMPFA

Special Event | February 2 – December 7, 2017 the first Thursday of the month every month | 11 a.m.-7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

First Thursdays are a great time to visit BAMPFA. The galleries are free all day and we offer guided exhibition tours.

free admission to the galleries

Raising Community Voices: The power of Storytelling in Public Health

Workshop | April 6 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. |  MeetingBurner

 Andrea Spagat, Western Region Director; Elizabeth Bayne, Producer, director and public health communications strategist

 Center for Public Health Practice & Leadership

Join us for the next event from the Center for Public Health Practice & Leadership's Health Communication Matters Webinar Series during National Public Health Week to learn how to use storytelling to advance public health goals for the communities you serve. This webinar will have presentations from two creative professionals. First, Andrea Spagat, West Coast Regional Director of the StoryCenter...   More >

FAMILY PROGRAM: Discovering Flowers and Plants Tour

Tour/Open House | April 6 – 7, 2017 every day | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Discover the purpose of a flower – what the flower attracts, how, and why.

Free with Garden Admission; Space is limited.

Certificate Program in Paralegal Studies Online Information Session

Information Session | April 6 | 12-12:30 p.m. |  Online

 Tom McGuire, Program Director, UC Berkeley Extension

 UC Berkeley Extension

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

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ESPM 2017 Seminar Series - Joan Celeste Dudney

Seminar | April 6 | 12-1 p.m. | 132 Mulford Hall

 Joan Celeste Dudney, Graduate Student, UC Berkeley, ESPM

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

"The Future of White Pines in the Southern Sierra Nevada"

Refreshments at 11:30 in 132 Mulford Hall

LECTURE: Alvar Aalto and the International Modern Movement

Lecture | April 6 | 12-1 p.m. | 104 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

THU, APR 6, NOON. Please join us for a talk by Dr. Ylimaula, Professor in Architectural History and Restoration Studies and Director of the Doctoral Programme in Architecture at the University of Oulu, Finland. Open to the public.

Swarm - Terraswarm Seminar: Anca Dragan: Giving Robots Mental Models of People

Seminar | April 6 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 540AB Cory Hall

 Anca Dragan, EECS Assistant Professor

 Swarm Lab/Terraswarm

In this talk, Anca will describe her recent work in robotics algorithms for planning, control, and learning that formally incorporate predictive models of human state and action. Applications range from autonomous driving to collaborative manipulation.

IB Seminar: Plant-pollinator interactions and movement in the context of global change

Seminar | April 6 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Shalene Jha, University of Texas at Austin

 Department of Integrative Biology

Earth Week Planning Committee

Meeting | February 2 – April 27, 2017 every Thursday with exceptions | 1-2 p.m. | 102 Sproul Hall

 Student Environmental Resource Center

Interested in planning Earth Week 2017 at UC Berkeley? The Student Environmental Resource Center is (SERC) is recruiting individual students and student representatives from environmental and sustainability student organizations to join the Earth Week 2017 Planning Committee.

Meetings will be held weekly on Thursdays from 1pm-2pm in Sproul 102. Drop-ins are welcome.

Breastfeeding Your Baby/Returning to Work or School (BEUHS602)

Workshop | April 6 | 1-4:15 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club

 Laura Monin, IBCLC, Certified Lactation Consultant

 Be Well at Work - Work/Life

This 3 hour class is taught by a certified lactation consultant and is broken up into two parts.
The first portion of the class, 1-3pm, addresses breastfeeding basics and problem solving. The second portion of class, 3:15-4:15pm, covers returning-to-work planning and breast pumps. Those who have already attended a breastfeeding class are welcome to join the last portion of the class.

Please...   More >

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Derived Algebraic Geometry Seminar: Formal geometry

Seminar | April 6 | 1-2 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall | Canceled

 Harrison Chen, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Any map of prestacks has a good notion of formal completion via functor of points. A priori this formal completion may be difficult to study; we will discuss a method (due to Gaitsgory and Rozenblyum) by which one can write, in good cases, the formal completion of a colimit of infinitesimal neighborhoods. In the case of a closed embedding of good stacks, we recover the usual $n$th order...   More >

EH&S 403 Training Session

Course | April 6 | 1:30-2:30 p.m. | 370 University Hall

 Jason Smith, UC Berkeley Office of Environment, Health, & Safety

 Office of Environment, Health & Safety

This session briefly covers the UC Berkeley specific radiation safety information you will need to start work.​ In addition, dosimeter will be issued, if required.

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – January 4, 2019 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 >

Seminar 251, Labor: "Episode IV: A New Hope"

Seminar | April 6 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Patrick Kline, UCB

 Department of Economics

Global Health Inequalities, Justice and Governance: A Lecture by: Dr. Jennifer Prah Ruger

Lecture | April 6 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 545 Li Ka Shing Center

 Dr. Jennifer Ruger, Amartya Sen Professor of Health Equity, Economics, and Policy, University of Pennsylvania

 Public Health, School of, School of Public Health (Bioethics), Center for Global Public Health, Thelma Shobe Endowed Chair for Ethics and Spirituality in Health at UCSF

Dr. Jennifer Prah Ruger is the Amartya Sen Professor of Health Equity, Economics, and Policy in the School of Social Policy & Practice at the University of Pennsylvania. Her talk will build on the work of Amartya Sen, and address health inequalities.

$0

 Tickets can ONLY be reserved via the eventbite link. Buy tickets online

Efficient Methods and Hardware for Deep Learning

Seminar | April 6 | 4-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, HP Auditorium (306)

 Song Han, Ph.D. Candidate, Stanford University

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Deep learning has spawned a wide range of AI applications that are changing our lives. However, deep learning models are both computationally and memory intensive. To address this problem, I will present an algorithm and hardware co-design methodology for improving the efficiency of deep learning.

Neuroscience Student Seminar Series

Seminar | April 6 | 4-5 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center

 CANCELED - Danielle Bassett, University of Pennsylvania

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Targeting Brain Oscillations: Probing Function and Treating Disease?

Seminar | April 6 | 4-5 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center

 Flavio Frohlich, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Five Tables of Japanese Seasons

Miscellaneous | April 6 | 4-7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Drop by our art study centers on Free First Thursday and get an up-close view of some of the treasures (and occasional oddities) of the BAMPFA collections, laid out on the five tables in the seminar area. On view in this session: Two Sparrows in a Flowering Plum Tree by Baiitsu; a lively handscroll of the four seasons in Kyoto by Genki; evocative woodblock prints by Harunobu, Hiroshige, and...   More >

Admission to this event is free.

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Seminar 242, Econometrics: Estimation and Inference on the Variance Components of a Two-way Fixed Effects Model

Seminar | April 6 | 4-5 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Mikkel Sølvsten, UC Berkeley

 Department of Economics

Global Health Inequalities, Justice and Governance Talk by Jen Ruger

Seminar | April 6 | 4-6 p.m. | 545 Li Ka Shing Center

 Jen Ruger, Professor, University of Pennsylvania

 Center for Global Public Health

Jen Ruger is the Amartya Sen Professor of Health Equity, Economics, and Policy in the School of Social Policy & Practice (SP2) at the University of Pennsylvania. Her talk for us will build from the work of Amartya Sen on addressing inequalities in health.

How It Slips Away/We Still Here: A Blues Geography of Black Portland

Colloquium | April 6 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 170 Wurster Hall

 Lisa K. Bates, Associate Professor, Director, Center for Urban Studies, Toulan School of Urban Studies and Planning, Portland State University

 Carolina Reid, Assistant Professor, City and Regional Planning, UC Berkeley

 Center for Research on Social Change, Institute of Urban and Regional Development, Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society, Department of City and Regional Planning

Black Portland is often portrayed through metrics of disparity and deficiency, without reference to particular regional structures of opportunity and disenfranchisement, and without hearing the voices of Black Portlanders themselves.

Photo credit: Rob Lewis

Mathematics Department Colloquium: A drunk walk in a drunk world

Colloquium | April 6 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Ivan Corwin, Columbia

 Department of Mathematics

A simple symmetric random walk jumps up or down with equal probability. What happens if its jump probabilities are instead taken themselves to be random in space and time (e.g. uniformly distributed from zero to one hundred percent)? In this talk (based on joint work with Guillaume Barraquand) I will describe the effect of this random environment on a random walk, and elucidate a new connection...   More >

Williamson Seminar on Institutional Analysis: “Aggregate and Idiosyncratic Political Risk: Measurment and Efforts"

Seminar | April 6 | 4:10-6 p.m. | Haas School of Business, C325 Cheit Hall

 Tarek Hassan, Chicago, Haas School of Business

 Haas School of Business

Part of the Haas School's Oliver E. Williamson Seminar on Institutional Analysis

Pitzer Center Theoretical Chemistry Seminar

Seminar | April 6 | 5-6 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall

 Toru Shiozaki, Pitzer Center for Theoretical Chemistry

 Pitzer Center for Theoretical Chemistry

Title: ​ "Electronic structure theory for excited state dynamics"

Abstract:
In this talk, I will present two approaches to describing excited state dynamics with a strong emphasis on underlying electronic structure theories. First, I will describe the so-called active-space decomposition (ASD) method, which provides model Hamiltonians for dynamics simulations based on quantum master...   More >

Dangerous Belief? Xin 信 in Occult Anecdotes in Tang and Song China: Berkeley Public Theology Lecture

Lecture | April 6 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room 220

 Robert Hymes, Carpentier Professor of Oriental Studies, Columbia University

 Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion

Robert Hymes received his B.A. from Columbia College (1972), and his M.A. (1976) and Ph.D. (1979) from the University of Pennsylvania. His work so far has focused on the social and cultural history of middle period and early modern China, drawing questions and sometimes data from cultural anthropology as well as history, and using the methods of the local historian to study elite culture, family...   More >

Nicholas de Monchaux: Local Code

Reading - Nonfiction | April 6 | 5 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

UC Berkeley Associate Professor of Architecture Nicholas de Monchaux reads from and signs his groundbreaking new book Local Code: 3659 Proposals About Data, Design, and the Nature of Cities. Given that the world’s cities will double in size by 2050, design is increasingly urban design. And given that as much data is now produced almost every day as throughout human history up to 2007,...   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

Film Screening: Future Baby

Film - Documentary | April 6 | 5-7:30 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, Room 100

 Department of Gender and Women's Studies

Please join us at 5:00 pm on April 6th, 2017 at UC Berkeley for a free screening of FUTURE BABY, the just-released documentary about the future of human reproduction as it unfolds right before our eyes.

Comments and Q&A after the screening by UC Hastings Professor Radhika Rao and UC Davis Professor Lisa Ikemoto.

Light snacks and refreshments will be provided at no additional cost!

This...   More >

FUTURE BABY - UC Berkeley Film Screening: Being Human in a Biotech Age

Film - Documentary | April 6 | 5-7:30 p.m. | 100 Boalt Hall, School of Law

 Radhika Rao, UC Hastings School of Law

 Lisa Ikemoto, UC Davis School of Law

 Department of Gender and Women's Studies

Please join us at 5:00 pm on April 6th, 2017 at UC Berkeley for a free screening of FUTURE BABY, the just-released documentary about the future of human reproduction as it unfolds right before our eyes.

Comments and Q&A after the screening by UC Hastings Professor Radhika Rao and UC Davis Professor Lisa Ikemoto.

Light snacks and refreshments will be provided at no additional cost!

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Europe: A Literary History (1559-1648)

Lecture | April 6 | 5-7 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Warren Boutcher, Queen Mary University of London

 Department of Italian Studies, Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship in Critical Bibliography, Bancroft Library, Designated Emphasis in Renaissance and Early Modern Studies, Department of English, Romance Languages and Literatures, Department of Spanish & Portuguese

Presented by the Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship in Critical Bibliography.

Join us for Dr Boutcher’s lecture, followed by a round table discussion with UC Berkeley faculty:

Ivonne de Valle, Spanish & Portuguese
Timothy Hampton, French and Comparative Literature
Victoria Kahn, English and Comparative Literature
Ignacio Navarrete, Spanish & Portuguese
Diego Pirillo, Italian Studies

Thomas Blom Hansen | Urban Theory goes South: On the Historicity of Space and Urban Imagination in South Asia

Lecture | April 6 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Thomas Blom Hansen, Reliance-Dhirubhai Ambani Professor in South Asian Studies; Professor in Anthropology; Director of Center for South Asia, Stanford University

 Lawrence Cohen, Director, Institute for South Asia Studies; Sarah Kailath Professor of India Studies and Professor of Anthropology and of South & Southeast Asian Studies

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

Talk by Stanford anthropologist and leading contemporary commentator on religious and political violence in India, Dr. Thomas Blom Hansen.

Political Poster Draw Club

Workshop | April 6 | 5-7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Come by the BAMPFA Art Lab to draw and collage your own political posters inspired by the protest art in Hippie Modernism. This Draw Club event explores the politically turbulent but creatively innovative time of the original hippies and applies that spirit to our current moment in history. Posters designed during this meeting will be printed on the Art Lab risograph machine to distribute freely...   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

Applied Algebra Seminar: Statistical Commutative Algebra

Seminar | April 6 | 5:15-6:15 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Jesus De Loera, University of California, Davis

 Department of Mathematics

Randomness is an important algorithmic tool in algebra and analysis. Monomial ideals play a key role in computational commutative algebra, and they give a strong link to algebraic combinatorics e.g., through Stanley-Reisner ideals of simplicial complexes. Inspired by results on random graphs and random simplicial complexes, we develop a theory of random monomial ideals. We present theorems about...   More >

ERG Annual Lecture: Arlie Hochschild: Pollution, the Political Divide and the Possibility of Common Ground

Lecture | April 6 | 5:30-7 p.m. |  Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center

 Arlie Hochschild, Professor Emeritus, UC Berkeley Sociology Department

 Energy and Resources Group

TITLE: Pollution, the Political Divide and the Possibility of Common Ground

ARLIE RUSSELL HOCHSCHILD is one of the most influential sociologists of her generation. She is the author of nine books, including The Second Shift, The Time Bind, The Managed Heart, and The Outsourced Self. Three of her books have been named as New York Times Notable Books of the Year and her work appears in sixteen...   More >

Career Connections Series: EdTech

Social Event | April 6 | 5:30-8 p.m. |  Alumni House

  1 Alumni House, Berkeley, CA 94720

 Cal Alumni Association

CAA has teamed up with the UC Berkeley Career Center to help students make connections and gain clarity in their career pursuits.

We are seeking a diverse group of approximately 15-20 Cal alumni who work in all areas of education technology including engineers, product managers, marketing/sales, HR professionals, teachers, etc. The event require no prep—simply chat with interested students,...   More >

  RSVP online by March 30.

Film Screening: Raising of America: Episode Two: Once Upon a Time, When Childcare For All Wasn't Just a Fairytale

Film - Documentary | April 6 | 6-8 p.m. | David Brower Center, Tamalpais Room

 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Larry Adelman, Series Creator/Executive Producer, California Newsreel

 Maternal and Child Health Program, School of Public Health

How might American life might be different today if all of the nation’s children had access to high-quality early care and education for the past four decades? In 1971, we almost did.

Join us in viewing Episode Two from the Raising of America documentary series followed by an interactive dialogue with the filmaker, parents, and other local experts on children & families.

Hosted by the...   More >

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Gamushara (Live Recklessly)

Film - Documentary | April 6 | 6:30 p.m. | 142 Dwinelle Hall

 Hidekazu Takahara, Director and Filmmaker; Yuka/Act Yasukawa, Professional Wrestler and Actress

 Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Center for the Study of Sexual Culture, Center for East Asian Studies

Hidekazu Takahara, 2015 (102 Minutes)
In Japanese with English subtitles – Free and Open to the Public

In Hidekazu Takahara’s Gamushara (Live Recklessly), professional wrestling/joshi puroresu star Yuka/Act Yasukawa confronts her own past sexual trauma through the performance of violence in the ring. The fluidity between Yuka and her wrestling persona Act raises...   More >

World Without End (No Reported Incidents) | Jem Cohen | United States, 2016

Film - Documentary | April 6 | 6:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

The poetic, political imagery that has made Jem Cohen an iconoclastic American treasure is on full display in his recent work. World Without End (No Reported Incidents), a portrait of Southend-on-Sea, a working-class British resort town near London, gently leads us into a forgotten Britain where the unspoken specter of Brexit looms over all. Cohen visits the town and finds something typical for...   More >

General admission: $15; BAMPFA members, SFFILM members, UC Berkeley students: $13; Non–UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons: $14. BAMPFA’s second-feature discount does not apply to this program. Tickets are nonrefundable and may not be ex CineVouchers may not be redeemed in person at BAMPFA. Onsite ticket sales are subject to limited availability.

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The Death of Louis XIV (La mort de Louis XIV): Albert Serra | France, Portugal, Spain, | 2016

Film - Feature | April 6 | 8:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

FEATURING
Jean-Pierre Léaud, Patrick D’Assumçao, Marc Susini,

King Louis XIV is dying, but his doctors are unclear as to the cause. He is on bed rest, ordered not to see his beloved dogs; visitors must come to him to be greeted as standing proves to be too difficult, and eating is an applauded act, as any nourishment for His Majesty is a triumph. In Albert Serra’s masterful The Death...   More >

General admission: $15; BAMPFA members, SFFILM members, UC Berkeley students: $13; Non–UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons: $14. BAMPFA’s second-feature discount does not apply to this program. Tickets are nonrefundable and may not be ex CineVouchers may not be redeemed in person at BAMPFA. Onsite ticket sales are subject to limited availability.

  Buy tickets online