<< April 2017 >>

Friday, April 7, 2017

Future of Social Ventures Conference and GSVC Global Finals

Conference/Symposium | April 7 | 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. | Haas School of Business, Andersen Auditorium

 Berkeley-Haas Institute for Business and Social Impact, Berkeley-Haas Center for Social Sector Leadership, Global Social Venture Competition

The Future of Social Ventures Conference will feature speakers and interactive sessions with experts in the field of social impact, as well as presentations from the top finalists of the 2017 Global Social Venture Competition.

$0

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

Conference/Symposium | April 7 | 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, Goldberg Room

 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 >

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The Future of Higher Education: Creating Opportunity, Assessing Value

Conference/Symposium | April 7 | 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium

 Robert Birgeneau, Chancellor Emeritus and Professor of Physics, Materials Science and Engineering, and Public Policy, UC Berkeley, Co-Chair of The Lincoln Project

 Henry Brady, Dean, Goldman School of Public Policy and Professor of Political Science and Public Policy, UC Berkeley; Carol Christ, Interim Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost, and Chancellor Designate, UC Berkeley; Mark Becker, President, Georgia State University; Martin Kenney, Professor, Community and Regional Development, UC Davis; Sean Randolph, Senior Director, Bay Area Council Economic Institute; Edward Penhoet, Associate Dean, Biology, UC Berkeley; Pradeep Khosla, Chancellor, UC San Diego; Mike Hout, Professor, Sociology, New York University; James Rosenbaum, Professor, Education and Social Policy, and of Sociology, Northwestern University; Laura Hamilton, Associate Professor, Sociology, UC Merced; Sandy Baum, Policy Fellow at the Urban Institute, Professor Emerita of Economics, Skidmore College

 John Zysman, Professor, Political Science and Director, Berkeley Roundtable on the International Economy, UC Berkeley; John Dougass, Senior Research Fellow, Center for Studies in Higher Education, UC Berkeley

 Institute for the Study of Societal Issues, Institute of Governmental Studies, Graduate School of Education, Center for Studies in Higher Education , Cal Alumni Association

This one-day conference will examine the implications of the developments for the future of American universities, students and society.

Spring Bird Walk

Tour/Open House | April 7 | 9:30-11 a.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Celebrate the start of spring with a bird walk in the garden, where we'll be on the lookout for migrating hummingbirds, vireos, and flycatchers.

$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

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.

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

Counterfactual thinking and comparative similarity

Seminar | April 7 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

 Felipe de Brigard, Duke University

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Counterfactual thinking involves imagining hypothetical alternatives to reality. Philosopher David Lewis argued that people estimate the subjective plausibility that a counterfactual event could have occurred by comparing an imagined possible world in which the counterfactual statement is true against the current, actual world in which the counterfactual statement is false. Accordingly,...   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 Clinical Research Conduct and Management Online Information Session

Information Session | April 7 | 12-1 p.m. |  Online | Canceled

  , Berkeley, CA

 UC Berkeley Extension

Learn how this professional certificate can help you launch or advance your career in clinical research by enhancing your knowledge of clinical trials. For more information about the program, visit extension.berkeley.edu/cert/clinical.html.

  Register online

Jacobs Design Conversations: Elisa Giaccardi

Lecture | April 7 | 12-1 p.m. | 310 Jacobs Hall

 Elisa Giaccardi

 Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation

Professor and designer Elisa Giaccardi will speak at Jacobs Hall.

Environmental and Sustainability Career Expo

Career Fair | April 7 | 12-3 p.m. |  Anna Head Alumnae Hall (2537 Haste St.)

 Student Environmental Resource Center, Career Center, College of Natural Resources

Seeking an environmental and sustainability career? Want to learn more about different green-focused organizations or network with sustainability professionals? Want to learn tips for getting an environmental job?

Join us for an Environmental and Sustainability Career Expo! Featured employers TBA.

Why the Berlin Painter? On Painting in the Dark: AHMA Noon Colloquium

Lecture | April 7 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 7205 Dwinelle Hall

 François Lissarrague, École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales

 Ancient History and Mediterranean Archaeology, Graduate Group in

The AHMA Noon Colloquium is a series of informal papers presented at noon in 7205 Dwinelle Hall.

Dancing for Fun and Fitness (BEUHS605)

Workshop | April 7 | 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.

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ARE Seminar: On the Estimation of Treatment Effects with Endogenous Misreporting

Seminar | April 7 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | 201 Giannini Hall

 Martin L. Weitzman, Harvard University

 College of Natural Resources

Speaker Rusty Tchernis from Georgia State University

If/When/How: RJP Lunch Meeting

Meeting | April 7 | 1-2 p.m. | 12 Boalt Hall, School of Law

 If/When/How: Lawyering for Reproductive Justice

RJP check in

Solid State Technology and Devices Seminar: Sustainable semiconductor for personal satellite and deep space exploration

Seminar | April 7 | 1-2 p.m. | Cory Hall, 540 A/B Cory Hall

 Jin-Woo Han, NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

AS Silicon devices scaling advances, a long-term operation becomes increasingly less sustainable due to several device aging mechanisms. A failure rate of the device tends to increase with miniaturization and new space applications by various wear out mechanisms including stress induced leakage current (SILC), hot-carrier injection (HCI), and bias temperature instability (BTI). In addition to...   More >

Precision Total Station Mapping

Workshop | April 7 | 1-5 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Kirsten Vacca, UC Berkeley, Archaeological Research Facility; Alexandra McCleary, UC Berkeley, Archaeological Research Facility; Christopher Lowman, UC Berkeley, Archaeological Research Facility

 Archaeological Research Facility

This workshop will introduce the use of ARF’s Sokkia total stations for mapping archaeological sites and features at sub-centimeter precision. We will demonstrate the setup and leveling of the total station, the use of the Magnet Field tablet software, mapping process, and the export of data to desktop mapping software.
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Sokkia SET 5

PROSPECTIVE FRESHMAN INFORMATION SESSION

Presentation | April 7 | 1-2 p.m. |  Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

FRESHMAN INFORMATION SESSION

Organosilicon Compounds for Salt-free Reduction of Metal Compounds, Generating Catalytically Active Species

Seminar | April 7 | 1-2 p.m. | 775B Tan Hall

 Kazushi Mashima

 College of Chemistry

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 >

Men's Tennis vs. UCLA

Sport - Intercollegiate - Tennis | April 7 | 1:30 p.m. |  Hellman Tennis Center

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Men's Tennis hosts UCLA in conference action at Hellman Tennis Complex.

Takács Quartet Masterclass

Performing Arts - Music | April 7 | 2 p.m. |  Morrison Hall

 Department of Music

Members of the Takács Quartet coach UC Berkeley students in rehearsal of select Beethoven string quartets.

Tickets: free and open to the public with limited access. Updated information will be available at calperformances.org

free and open to the public with limited access.

Western Language Resources for East Asian Studies

Information Session | April 7 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 341 East Asian Library

 Bruce C. Williams, C. V. Starr East Asian Library

 Library

Introduction to locating materials and information in Western languages in the area of East Asian Studies by using library databases, catalogs and other bibliographic tools.

Biomimetic Engineering of Squid Sucker Ring Teeth Proteins: From Biology to Technology: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | April 7 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Prof. Ali Miserez, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore / MSE

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

Living organisms are “green chemist” masters, producing multi-functional materials under benign environmental conditions, with a limited amount of building blocks. Thus, they constitute important biomimetic model systems for eco-friendly and multi-scale processing of materials.

Proteins constitute either the structural components of biological materials or the templates that control the growth...   More >

Student Arithmetic Geometry Seminar: Witt vectors, semirings and total positivity

Seminar | April 7 | 2-3 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

 Martin Speirs, University of Copenhagen

 Department of Mathematics

The goal of this talk is to explain recent results of James Borger on extending the Witt vector functor from rings to semirings. This is achieved by using various positivity results from the study of symmetric functions. I will introduce a convenient algebraic set-up (introduced by Borger and Wieland under the name of plethories) for dealing with such questions, and finally I will also discuss...   More >

On Belonging: Gender, Sexuality, and Identity in Japan

Conference/Symposium | April 7 | 2 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, The Doreen B. Townsend Center for the Humanities

 Center for Japanese Studies (CJS)

The UC Berkeley Center for Japanese Studies presents its fourth annual graduate student conference: On Belonging: Gender, Sexuality, and Identity in Japan. We invite proposals for papers from current graduate students and recent graduates from any discipline that focus on past and present inquiries into and expressions of identity and community formation vis-à-vis gender and sexuality in Japan....   More >

Student Probability/PDE Seminar: A Semiclassical Approach to the Kramers–Smoluchowski Equation

Seminar | April 7 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Maciej Zworski, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

We consider the Kramers–Smoluchowski equation at a low temperature regime and show how semiclassical techniques developed for the study of the Witten Laplacian and Fokker–Planck equation provide quantitative results. I will give complete proofs in the one dimensional case and explain how recent work of Laurent Michel gives results in higher dimensions. One purpose is to provide a simple...   More >

Campus Visitor Library Tour: Doe and Moffitt Libraries and their Main Stacks

Tour/Open House | April 7 – 28, 2017 every Friday | 3-4 p.m. | Doe Library, meets at north entrance

 Library

April is a month when students and families visit campus, trying to decide if Cal will be their future home. If you are are visiting campus, you are encouraged to come see the the Library.

Tours of the historic Doe Library, underground Main stacks, and newly renovated Moffitt Undergraduate Library are given every Monday and Friday in April. They start on the north steps of the Doe Library. You...   More >

Composition Colloquium: Marco Stroppa

Colloquium | April 7 | 3 p.m. |  CNMAT (1750 Arch St.)

 Department of Music

Composer, researcher and professor, Marco Stroppa was born in Verona on December 8, 1959.
He undertook a range of musical studies - piano, choral music and choir conducting, composition and electronic music – under Laura Palmieri, Guido Begal, Renato Dionisi, Azio Corghi and Alvise Vidolin at the Conservatories of Verona, Milan and Venice. He also studied computer music, cognitive psychology and...   More >

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.

Environmental Engineering Seminar

Seminar | April 7 | 3-4 p.m. | 406 Davis Hall

 Dr. Bruce E. Logan, Professor, Penn State CEE

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

Translation as Communication across Languages and Cultures

Lecture | April 7 | 3-5 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, B-4 (Classroom side)

 Juliane House, Hellenic American University

 Berkeley Language Center

TBD

The Bishan Project: 2010-2016

Colloquium | April 7 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Ou Ning, Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, Columbia University in the City of New York

 Weihong Bao, East Asian Languages and Cultures; Film Studies

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

The Bishan Project was not just an art project. It started out from wanting to address those imbalances between cities and the countryside that had manifested grim realities such as the deterioration of agricultural industries, rural villages, and farm laborer empowerment, and were the direct result of excessive urbanization. The project relied on the accumulated experience of the rural...   More >

Fact, Fiction, Data: Theory and Method in the Historiography of the Novel

Lecture | April 7 | 4-6 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, 4229 - French Department Library

 Françoise Lavocat, Paris 3-Sorbonne Nouvelle Comparative Literature

 Nicholas Paige, Professor, UC Berkeley - French Department

 Department of French

Earl L. Muetterties Memorial Lecture: Design of Advanced Materials?

Seminar | April 7 | 4-5 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Matt Rosseinsky, Department of Chemistry, University of Liverpool

 College of Chemistry

The development of advanced materials will increasingly rely on our ability to assemble complex compositions in an ordered and predictable manner to generate enhanced properties. There is thus considerable interest in building our capability for materials design. It is attractive to harness the ever-increasing power of computation in the search for new materials. The scale and nature of the...   More >

Airport Capacity Prediction Using Machine Learning and its Applications

Lecture | April 7 | 4-5 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Sreeta Gorripaty, UC Berkeley

 Institute of Transportation Studies

Abstract: Air traffic managers and flight operators are faced with challenging decisions due to the uncertainty in capacity stemming from variability in weather, demand and human factors. Accurate airport capacity predictions are necessary to develop efficient decision-support tools for air traffic control and for planning effective traffic management initiatives. Capacity of an airport can be...   More >

Baseball vs. Arizona State

Sport - Intercollegiate - Baseball/Softball | April 7 | 4:05 p.m. |  Evans Field

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Baseball hosts Arizona State in conference action at Evans Diamond.

Takács Quartet Colloquium

Colloquium | April 7 | 4:30 p.m. |  Morrison Hall

 Department of Music

Discussion with music students and faculty, with members of the Takács Quartet.
Tickets: private session for UC Berkeley students only; not open to the public.

Ramachandra Guha | India at Seventy - A Historian's Report Card: The Inaugural Bhattacharya Lecture on the "Future of India"

Lecture | April 7 | 6-8 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium

 Ramachandra Guha, Indian historian and Author

 Institute for South Asia Studies, The Bhattacharya India Fund at UC Berkeley

Ramachandra Guha delivers the inaugural lecture in this newly established lecture series on the Future of India.

Black Life: Lynice Pinkard

Lecture | April 7 | 6 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Programmed by Chika Okoye and David Brazil

Join pastor, author, and community activist Lynice Pinkard for a lecture and conversation entitled “Our Usable Past.” Pinkard examines historical, cultural, and movement moments to reveal the particular gifts that New World Africans have brought and continue to bring, and explores the dialectical tensions between suffering and hope, sorrow and...   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 Event is included with admission

I Called Him Morgan | Kasper Collin | Sweden, United States, 2016

Film - Documentary | April 7 | 6:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Discovered by Dizzy Gillespie and an MVP of Art Blakey’s Jazz Messengers ensemble, Lee Morgan was a key player in New York’s 1960s “hard-bop” scene—a trumpeter with a beautifully supple, expressive sound, a dapper prodigy who had played with John Coltrane by his late teens and gained the admiration of his peers by his early twenties. It was inevitable he’d eventually cross paths with Helen More,...   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

Lacrosse vs. St. Mary's

Sport - Intercollegiate - Lacrosse | April 7 | 6:30 p.m. |  Memorial Stadium

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Lacrosse hosts St. Mary's in conference action at Memorial Stadium.

Regina Spektor

Performing Arts - Music | April 7 | 8 p.m. |  Hearst Greek Theatre

 Another Planet Entertainment

Spektor’s songs have appeared in TV shows and movies including Orange Is The New Black, Grey’s Anatomy, Weeds, How I Met Your Mother, Veronica Mars, The Good Wife and (500) Days of Summer. Spektor played for the Obamas and guests at the White House and performed as part of philanthropic campaigns for Tibet, Doctors Without Borders, and many more.

  Buy tickets online

University Chorus, Symphony Orchestra, and Contra Costa Wind Symphony: "The French Kiss of Death," works by FAURE and BERLIOZ

Performing Arts - Music | April 7 | 8 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

University Chorus
Nikolas Nackley, director
University Symphony Orchestra
David Milnes, music director
Contra Costa Wind Symphony
Brad Hogarth, director
"The French Kiss of Death"
FAURE Requiem
BERLIOZ Grande Symphonie Funèbre et Triomphale
and pieces by Charpentier and de Lalande

The University Chorus is a select ensemble of approximately eighty singers open to all musicians in...   More >

$16 General Admission, $12 non-UCB students, seniors, current/retired UCB faculty and staff, groups 10+, $5 UCB students

  Buy tickets online or by calling 510.642.9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

The Tallis Scholars: Metamorphosis

Performing Arts - Music | April 7 | 8 p.m. |  First Congregational Church

 2345 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Cal Performances

Under the direction of Peter Phillips, the Tallis Scholars present a fascinating program drawn from core Christian texts—exploring the human condition, from the joys of birth to the quiet acceptance of death—by composers in the Catholic, Anglican, and Russian Orthodox traditions. The settings by Palestrina, Tavener, Pärt, and Stravinsky, among others, span centuries and reflect an extraordinary...   More >

starting at $58

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

The Unknown Girl | (La fille inconnue): Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne Belgium, France, 2016

Film - Feature | April 7 | 8:45 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

FEATURING
Adèle Haenel, Olivier Bonnaud, Jérémie Renier,

The Dardenne brothers have won the Cannes Palme d’Or twice for their incomparable portraits of underrepresented lives. Here, their protagonist is a doctor who sets out to uncover the identity of a woman who died near her office. The Unknown Girl is another stellar entry in the Belgian filmmakers’ illustrious careers.

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

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Rugby Penn Mutual Varisty Cup: Penn Mutual Varsity Cup

Sport - Intercollegiate - Rugby | April 8 |  Witter Rugby Field

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Rugby hosts the Penn Mutual Varisty Cup at Witter Rugby Field.

Men's Gymnastics MPSF Championships: MPSF Championships

Sport - Intercollegiate - Gymnastics | April 8 |  Haas Pavilion

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Men's Gymnastics hosts the MPSF Championships at Haas Pavilion.

California Slavic Colloquium

Conference/Symposium | April 8 | 188 Dwinelle Hall

 Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES), Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures

CALIFORNIA SLAVIC COLLOQUIUM

University of California, Berkeley
April 8, 2017

8:20 Welcoming remarks (Ronelle Alexander, UCB) Dwinelle 188

8:30 – 10:00 - SESSION 1 Dwinelle 188
Chair: Amelia Glaser, UCSD
8:30 - Lena Severina, UCLA, "The 'Modernist' Model of the Mystery Play: Defining the Genre"
8:50 - Kevin Stone, UCB, "The Trial on Trial: Judicial Discourse and the Role of...   More >

New Directions in Armenian Ottoman Studies

Conference/Symposium | April 8 | 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Tilden Room

 Richard Antaramian, Assistant Professor, Department of History, University of Southern California; Yasar Tolga Cora, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Armenian Studies Program & History, University of Michigan; Mehmet Polatel, Ataturk Institute of Modern Turkish Studies, Bogazici University; Aysenur Korkmaz, PhD Researcher, Regional, Transitional, and European Studies, University of Amsterdam; Owen Miller, Affiliated Faculty, Institute for Liberal Arts and Interdisciplinary Studies, Emerson College; Umit Kurt, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Harvard University; Yektan Turkyilmaz, Adjunct Professor, University of Cyprus; Elke Hartmann, Assistant Professor, Department of History, Ludwig Maximilians University

 Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES), Armenian Studies Program, Center for Middle Eastern Studies

The goal of this conference is to take stock of the research produced by a new generation of scholars who have already contributed to the broadening and deepening of our understanding of the past.

The Armenian Studies Program at the University of California presents: "New Directions in Armenian Ottoman Studies"
Saturday, April 8, 2017
Tilden Room, MLK Student Union
University of California,...   More >

On Belonging: Gender, Sexuality, and Identity in Japan

Conference/Symposium | April 8 | 9:45 a.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, The Doreen B. Townsend Center for the Humanities

 Center for Japanese Studies (CJS)

The UC Berkeley Center for Japanese Studies presents its fourth annual graduate student conference: On Belonging: Gender, Sexuality, and Identity in Japan. We invite proposals for papers from current graduate students and recent graduates from any discipline that focus on past and present inquiries into and expressions of identity and community formation vis-à-vis gender and sexuality in Japan....   More >

Certificate Program in Clinical Research Conduct and Management

Information Session | April 8 | 10-11:30 a.m. |  UC Berkeley Extension (Belmont Center) | Canceled

 UC Berkeley Extension

Learn how this professional certificate can help you launch or advance your career in clinical research by enhancing your knowledge of clinical trials. For more information about the program, visit extension.berkeley.edu/cert/clinical.html.

  Register online

Local Color: A Watercolor Workshop with Mimi Robinson

Workshop | April 8 | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Have you ever noticed that each place has its own distinct set of colors? This hands-on watercolor
workshop helps us explore the colors of the unique flora and fauna that make up The UC Botanical
Garden. Through classroom and field studies we will develop personal and collective color palettes that
reflect this remarkable place. You may also discover what is surprising and unexpected along...   More >

$100, $90 members

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

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

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

Monterey, CA.- 2017 New Student Reception

Reception | April 8 | 11 a.m.-2 p.m. |  Corral De Tierra Country Club

  81 Corral De Tierra Rd, Salinas, CA 93908

 Cal Alumni Association

The Cal Alumni Association and the Office of Undergraduate Admissions are pleased to invite you to join us in April for the annual New Student Reception taking place in your community. Alumni and Cal Parents are needed at this reception to play a crucial role in showcasing the best of Berkeley.

Join us to share your Cal story and to inspire students to attend the greatest public university in...   More >

  RSVP online by April 6.

Baseball vs. Arizona State

Sport - Intercollegiate - Baseball/Softball | April 8 | 12:05 p.m. |  Evans Field

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Baseball hosts Arizona State in conference action at Evans Diamond.

Men's Tennis vs. USC

Sport - Intercollegiate - Tennis | April 8 | 1 p.m. |  Hellman Tennis Center

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Men's Tennis hosts USC in conference action at Hellman Tennis Complex.

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

Film - Documentary | April 8 | 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

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The Paris Opera: Jean-Pierre Dardenne, Luc Dardenne Belgium, France, 2016

Film - Documentary | April 8 | 1:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

The Palais Garnier has graced the ninth arrondissement since 1875, dazzling onlookers with its ornate beaux-arts facade and gilded statuary honoring the fine arts. To Parisians it is known simply as “L’opéra,” the historic home of the world-renowned Paris Opera and the birthplace of classical ballet. In this captivating documentary, Swiss director Jean-Stéphane Bron takes audiences inside one of...   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

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 >

Soundwaves - The Passion of Noor Inayat Khan: A Play in English presented by Enacte Arts

Performing Arts - Theater | April 8 – 9, 2017 every day | 2-6 p.m. |  DeAnza Visual and Performing Arts Center

 21250 Stevens Creek Blvd, Cupertino, CA 95014

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Enacte Arts

A play on the life of Noor Inayat Khan, an Indian World War II spy.

$100, $50, $35, $25, $10

  Tickets go on sale March 13. Buy tickets online

Stockton, CA.- 2017 New Student Reception

Reception | April 8 | 2-4 p.m. |  Hilton Stockton

  2323 Grand Canal Blvd, Stockton, CA 95207

 Cal Alumni Association

The Cal Alumni Association and the Office of Undergraduate Admissions are pleased to invite you to join us in April for the annual New Student Reception taking place in your community. Alumni and Cal Parents are needed at this reception to play a crucial role in showcasing the best of Berkeley.

Join us to share your Cal story and to inspire students to attend the greatest public university in...   More >

  RSVP online by April 6.

Serenade for Haiti | Owsley Brown | United States, 2016

Film - Documentary | April 8 | 4 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

This vibrant documentary tribute to the students and teachers of Sainte Trinité Music School in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, testifies to the role that art can play in creating community and sustaining hope under the most difficult of circumstances.

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

Ma' Rosa | Brillante Ma Mendoza | Philippines, 2016

Film - Documentary | April 8 | 6 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Unfolding in what feels like real time with a gritty social realist style, Brillante Mendoza’s latest is the harrowing and timely story of a couple arrested for selling drugs and their children’s race to find the money to bribe corrupt police.

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

Yeh Shaam Mastani: The 12th Annual Urdu Culture Show

Special Event | April 8 | 6-10 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium

 Cal Pakistani Students Association (PAKSA)

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Cal Pakistani Students Association (PAKSA), The Berkeley Pakistan Initiative, The Berkeley Urdu Initiative

Performances include: Qawwali, poetry recitation, song and dance, bhangra, live band, and many, many more! Delicious Pakistani cuisine is also included!

$17 Presale, $20 At the Door

 Tickets are $17 prior to the event. Ticket prices will go up near the date of event and at the door ($20), and tickets will likely sell out so reserve your seats today. Tickets go on sale March 3. Buy tickets online

Takács Quartet: Beethoven: The Complete String Quartets

Performing Arts - Music | April 8 | 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

Sigur Rós

Performing Arts - Music | April 8 | 8 p.m. |  Hearst Greek Theatre | Tickets sold out

 Another Planet Entertainment

Icelandic experimental rock band Sigur Rós have announced a new leg of North American tour dates for Spring of 2017. Continuing the experiment begun this year, the group will be performing as trio, eschewing the string, brass, and other auxiliary musicians that have been a hallmark of live performances the past decade.

  Sold out. Sold Out Buy tickets online

Who Cares. Who Sees: Experimental Shorts

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Cosponsored by San Francisco Cinematheque
Curated by Vanessa O’Neill and Kathy Geritz


How we see others and understand them is explored through six poetic films by Janie Geiser, Christoph Girardet and Matthias Müller, Adam Levine and Sara Smith, Brigid McCaffrey, Jesse McLean, and Madi Piller.

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

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Looking at Okinawa: Race, Gender, Nation

Conference/Symposium | April 9 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Moffitt Undergraduate Library, 340 (BCMN Commons Seminar Room)

 Ishikawa Mao, Photographer; Wendy Matsumura, Professor, UC San Diego; Annmaria Shimabuku, Professor, NYU

 Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Townsend Center for the Humanities, Department of African American Studies, Asian American Studies, Department of Ethnic Studies, Department of Gender and Women's Studies, Center for Race and Gender, Department of East Asian Languages & Cultures

This is a one-day event being held in order to create a dialogue on issues of race and gender in the study of Okinawa, and to contemplate the relationship between the study of Japan and the study of Okinawa.

We will initiate this dialogue with a lecture by photographer Ishikawa Mao, whose work explores the complex relationships of gender, race, and national identity in Okinawa and...   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.

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

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 >

Leaning into the Wind—Andy Goldsworthy: Thomas Reidelsheimer | United Kingdom, 2017

Film - Documentary | April 9 | 1:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

This collaborative sequel to the landmark Rivers and Tides finds artist Andy Goldsworthy still appealingly engaged in his philosophical and tactical exploration of the natural world.

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

Soundwaves - The Passion of Noor Inayat Khan: A Play in English presented by Enacte Arts

Performing Arts - Theater | April 8 – 9, 2017 every day | 2-6 p.m. |  DeAnza Visual and Performing Arts Center

 21250 Stevens Creek Blvd, Cupertino, CA 95014

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Enacte Arts

A play on the life of Noor Inayat Khan, an Indian World War II spy.

$100, $50, $35, $25, $10

  Tickets go on sale March 13. Buy tickets online

Auburn, CA.- 2017 New Student Reception

Reception | April 9 | 2-4 p.m. |  Powers Mansion Inn

  195 Harrison Ave, Auburn, CA 95603

 Cal Alumni Association

The Cal Alumni Association and the Office of Undergraduate Admissions are pleased to invite you to join us in April for the annual New Student Reception taking place in your community. Alumni and Cal Parents are needed at this reception to play a crucial role in showcasing the best of Berkeley.

Join us to share your Cal story and to inspire students to attend the greatest public university in...   More >

  RSVP online by April 6.

Baseball vs. Arizona State

Sport - Intercollegiate - Baseball/Softball | April 9 | 2:05 p.m. |  Evans Field

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Baseball hosts Arizona State in conference action at Evans Diamond.

IMPACT Bay Area LGBTQ+ Self Defense Class

Workshop | April 9 | 3-6 p.m. | Foothill Student Housing, Foothill Assembly Room

 Heather G., IMPACT Bay Area

 Gender Equity Resource Center

This class is geared toward some of the concerns of the LGBTQ community, this 3-Hour class covers street safety & awareness, physical & verbal boundary setting and some basic full-force self-defense tactics proven effective at keeping you safe.

Location will be provided after RSVPing

RSVP By following this attached link...   More >

 This class is specific to the LGBTQ+ experience.

  RSVP by calling Justin Crosby at 3103510342, or by emailing Justin Crosby at justincrosby@berkeley.edu by April 5.

Takács Quartet: Beethoven: The Complete String Quartets

Performing Arts - Music | April 9 | 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

Godless (Bezbog) | Ralitza Petrova | Bulgaria, Denmark, 2016

Film - Feature | April 9 | 3:45 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

In post-Communist Bulgaria, justice is rare and making the right choice comes at a cost. A home care nurse faces her own difficult choices in this bold observation of a woman trapped in a fatalistic culture.

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

A Date for Mad Mary | Darren Thornton | Ireland, 2016

Film - Feature | April 9 | 6 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Fresh from serving a jail sentence for brawling, Mary embarks on a time-crunched hunt for an acceptable wedding date, a search that takes her to uncharted places in this unconventional, energetic romantic comedy.

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

The Transfiguration | Michael O'Shea | United States, 2016

Film - Feature | April 9 | 8:15 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

FEATURING
Eric Ruffin, Chloe Levine, Aaron Clifton Moten,

Combining gritty urban realism with vampire-movie name-checks galore, this debut film tells the story of a teenage loner with a problem—he has a thirst for blood—and the slightly older girl who befriends him.

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