<< June 2017 >>

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Russell De Valois Memorial Lecture Series

Lecture | June 1 | 4-5 p.m. | 489 Minor Hall

 William T. Newsome, PhD, Harman Family Provostial Professor, Vincent V.C. Woo Director of the Stanford Neurosciences Institute

 Department of Psychology

Monitoring Covert Visual Decisions via Neural Population Dynamics in Frontal Cortex

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Carol Christ and David Neidorf in Conversation

Lecture | June 10 | 1:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

UC Berkeley’s new chancellor and the president of Deep Springs College come together for a discussion of timely issues in undergraduate education.

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

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

NeuroSpeculative AfroFeminism, Dancing with Math, Video Art, Urban Humanities: Leonardo Art Science Evening

Lecture | June 14 | 7-9 p.m. | 310 Soda Hall

 Karl Schaffer, Choreographer

 Carmen Aguilar, Hyphen Labs; Susan Moffat, UC Berkeley; Evie Leder, Video artist

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Carmen Aguilar y Wedge (Hyphen Labs) on "NeuroSpeculative AfroFeminism - A transmedia exploration told through speculative product design, emerging technologies, cognitive research, and transhumanism"
Karl Schaffer (Choreographer) on "Dancing with Mathematics"
Susan Moffat (UC Berkeley's Global Urban Humanities Initiative) on "The Albany Bulb: From Dump to Art Park...and Ecological Research...   More >

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Water-Ropes and Lotus-Dragons: Netsuke in the Hearst Museum Collection

Lecture | June 15 | 6-8 p.m. | Kroeber Hall, Phoebe Hearst Museum of Anthropology, 103 Kroeber Hall

 Christopher Lowman, UC Berkeley, Department of Anthropology

 Phoebe Hearst Museum of Anthropology

Netsuke, Japanese carvings used as fasteners for personal accessories, have enchanted artists, owners, collectors, and viewers for centuries. Beautiful and comical, surreal or mythological, they are practical objects transformed into symbols and stories, and representative of the people who have made and possessed them. Come explore some of those stories through examples from the collection now...   More >

 Limited to 30 spaces, please register to ensure a seat at https://tinyurl.com/netsukelounge

 Admissions will be charged at the door. Register online or by calling 510-643-2776, or by emailing pahma-education@berkeley.edu

Water-ropes and Lotus-dragons: Netsuke in the Hearst Museum Collections

Lecture | June 15 | 6-8 p.m. |  Hearst Museum of Anthropology

 Christopher Lowman, UC Berkeley, Department of Anthropology

 Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

Netsuke, Japanese carvings used as fasteners for personal accessories, have enchanted artists, owners, collectors, and viewers for centuries. Beautiful and comical, surreal or mythological, they are practical objects transformed into symbols and stories, and representative of the people who have made and possessed them. Come explore some of those stories through examples from the collection now...   More >

 Registration recommend. Event free with museum admission. Register online

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Science at Cal Lecture - Cars that coordinate with people

Lecture | June 17 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building

 Anca Dragan, EECS

 Science@Cal

Autonomous cars tend to treat people like obstacles whose motion needs to be anticipated, so that the car can best stay out of their way. This results in ultra-defensive cars that cannot coordinate with people, because they miss on a key aspect of coordination: it’s not just the car interpreting and responding to the actions of people, people also interpret and respond to the car’s...   More >

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Debate: North Korea's Nuclear Program

Lecture | June 20 | 5:30-8 p.m. | David Brower Center, Goldman Theater, Goldman Theatre

 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA

 Paul Carroll, Director of Programs, Ploughshares Fund; Melissa Hanham, Senior Research Associate, East Asia Nonproliferation Program, James Martin Center; Kelly Magsamen, Former Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Asian Pacific and Security Affairs; John Warden, ‎Senior Policy Analyst, SAIC

 Nuclear Science and Security Consortium

The Project on Nuclear Issues (PONI), Ploughshares Fund, and the Nuclear Science and Security Consortium (at UC Berkeley) are pleased to invite you to the third in a debate series on a range of nuclear challenges and policy decisions the Trump administration will face in 2017. The debate series aims to provide a forum for in-depth exploration of arguments on both sides of key nuclear policy...   More >

Friday, June 23, 2017

Black Life: D. Mark Wilson

Lecture | June 23 | 6 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

UC Berkeley Gospel Choir director D. Mark Wilson offers a presentation on the freedom songs of the black civil rights struggle of the 1960s. Drawing from his background as musical director of several churches, including, most recently, St. Columba’s in north Oakland, he will illustrate the roots of these protest songs in the musical traditions of the black church.

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

Sunday, June 25, 2017

Gallery Talk: Apsara DiQuinzio on Charles Howard

Lecture | June 25 | 2 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Explore the enigmatic work of Charles Howard with Apsara DiQuinzio, BAMPFA’s curator of modern and contemporary art and Phyllis C. Wattis MATRIX Curator. DiQuinzio presents an overview of the painter’s life and art, focusing on his working through and between Surrealism and abstraction.

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