<< February 2018 >>

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Free Wednesday at the Garden

Special Event | January 3 – December 5, 2018 the first Wednesday of the month every month |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Every first Wednesday at the Garden is free admission day.

KEYS Track 1b- Creating an Inclusive Work Environment

Course | February 7 | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | 24 University Hall

 Sid Reel

 Human Resources

This course will explore the importance of creating inclusive work environments and effective teams. We will examine the principles of equity and inclusion, emotional intelligence, and multi-generational workforce issues. The class will finish with an Interactive Theater presentation and participatory discussion. By applying these principles and treating people with fairness and respect,...   More >

Food Systems Policy and Communications Workshop Series 2017–18: Session 3: Engaging with the Media

Workshop | February 7 | 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. | 112 Hilgard Hall

 Haven Bourque, Founder, HavenBMedia

 Berkeley Food Institute

Session 3: Engaging with the Media

Training on practical tools for researchers and policy experts to effectively engage with the media. Topics include establishing connections with key reporters and becoming a trusted source for specific beats and issues.

Featuring: Haven Bourque, HavenBMedia

 Free. RSVP online

MVZ LUNCH SEMINAR: Speaker TBA

Seminar | February 7 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 Grinnell-Miller Library

 TBA

 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 >

Can Subsidized Early Child Care Promote Women’s Employment? Evidence from a Slum Settlement in Africa: Shelley Clark, McGill University/Stanford

Colloquium | February 7 | 12-1 p.m. | 2232 Piedmont, Seminar Room

 Shelley Clark, Professor, McGill University; 2017-18 Fellow, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University

 Population Science, Department of Demography

A lunch time talk and discussion session, featuring visiting and local scholars presenting their research on a wide range of topics of interest to demography.

Plant and Microbial Biology Plant Seminar: "RNA structure encodes specificity in intracellular phase transitions"

Seminar | February 7 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall

 Amy Gladfelter, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

The Gladfelter lab is interested in how cells are organized in time and space.  We study how cytoplasm is spatially patterned and how cells sense their own shape.  We also investigate how timing in the cell division cycle can be highly variable yet still accurate.

Noon Concert: Debussy Duos: Later works by the master on the Centennial of his birth

Performing Arts - Music | February 7 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Fall welcome misc.

 Department of Music

Hrabba Atladottir, violin
Leighton Fong, cello
Karen Rosenak, piano
Michael Seth Orland, piano
DEBUSSY Six Épigraphes Antiques
DEBUSSY Sonata for Violoncello and Piano
DEBUSSY Sonata for Violin and Piano

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 each...   More >

A natural mouse model of cryptosporidiosis

Seminar | February 7 | 12-1 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center

 Adam Sateriale, University of Pennsylvania

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Noon Concert: Wind Ensemble

Performing Arts - Music | February 7 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Fall welcome misc.

 Department of Music

Robert Calonico, director
BERNSTEIN Overture to Candide
HOLST First Suite in Eb Major
LAURIDSEN arr. Reynolds O Magnum Mysterium
IVES Variations on “America”


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 each semester in Hertz Hall. Inaugurated in 1953, these...   More >

[Peterson Speaker Series] Chef Dan Barber: : A Case for Regenerative Cooking

Panel Discussion | February 7 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | Haas School of Business, Wells Fargo Room

 Dan Barber

 Will Rosenzweig

 Center for Responsible Business, Berkeley Food Institute

It’s time to reimagine the way we eat from the ground up.

Each day, we see more irrefutable evidence that our global food system is broken. Soils erode, fisheries collapse, forests shrink, heart diseases rise. Studies show a new way of organic and regenerative farming is necessary to meet the challenges of the future. But what about a new way of eating? Can the principles of regenerative...   More >

Free

  Register online

Chef Dan Barber

Econ 235, Financial Economics: Job Market Seminar

Seminar | February 7 | 12:30-2 p.m. | C125 Haas School of Business

 Laura Blattner, Harvard

 Department of Economics

Joint with Haas Finance Seminar

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 >

How Did US-Russian Relations Get So Bad and How Might They Be Improved?

Colloquium | February 7 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 2538 Channing (Inst. for the Study of Societal Issues), Wildavsky Conference Room

 George Breslauer, Professor of the Graduate School, The Charles and Louise Travers Department of Political Science, UC Berkeley

 Institute for the Study of Societal Issues

The current hostility in US-Russian relations goes back to the aftermath of the collapse of the USSR and the formal end of the Cold War. US International behavior in Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa progressively alienated Russian leaders, leading, under Putin, to sharp reactions. In response to those reactions, US leaders of both parties came to demonize Russia and Putin and to up the...   More >

Bowen Lectures: Lecture 1: Mathematics and Computation (through the lens of one problem and one algorithm). The problem, the algorithm and the connections.

Lecture | February 7 | 4:10-5 p.m. | Calvin Laboratory (Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing), Auditorium

 Avi Wigderson, Institute for Advanced Study

 Department of Mathematics

In this lecture, we introduce and motivate the main characters in this plot:

- Singularity of symbolic matrices: a basic problem in both computational complexity.

- Alternating Minimization: a basic heuristic in non-convex optimization.

I will explain how variants of this algorithm are applied to variants of this problem, how they are analyzed, and how the analysis gives rise to problems...   More >

Book Lecture | David Biale on Hasidism: A New History

Lecture | February 7 | 5:30-7 p.m. |  Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)

 Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

Free and open to the public

Far from a throwback to the Middle Ages, Hasidism is a product of modernity that forged its identity as a radical alternative to the secular world. So argue the eight distinguished authors, led by David Biale, of Hasidism: A New History, the first comprehensive account of the movement’s place in modern Jewish history. The book represents an innovative collaboration...   More >

EA Info-Session

Information Session | February 7 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

TBA

Career Connections: Arts and Design

Miscellaneous | February 7 | 6-8 p.m. |  Career Center (2440 Bancroft Way)

 Cal Alumni Association, Career Center

In collaboration with the Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation and Publications and Media Center, we are seeking alumni and professionals in a multitude of fields involving arts, design, and/or technology! The event will require minimal prep work from attendees; simply arrive and share your insider knowledge of the marketing and media industry through introductions and casual conversations.

  Register online

Toastmasters on Campus Club: Learn public speaking

Meeting | July 2, 2014 – June 27, 2018 every Wednesday with exceptions | 6:15-7:30 p.m. | 5101 Tolman 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.

History Homecoming: A Panel and Reception for Friends of the Department

Special Event | February 7 | 6:30-9:30 p.m. |  Alumni House

 Susanna Elm; Jonathan Sheehan; Elena Schneider

 Mark Peterson

 Department of History

History Homecoming is a gathering of alumni and friends of the Department of History for fellowship, food, refreshments, and a special history panel. The topic of this year's faculty panel is "Quakes, Storms, and Wrecks: Disaster as a Window to the Past."

 Limited seating is available, so please plan to arrive early.

ARCH Lecture: 2017 Branner & Stump Fellows

Lecture | February 7 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

WED, FEB 7, 6:30pm. Recent fellowship recipients will present their research from their international travels. Followed by a reception in the Wurster Gallery, alongside the 2017 Branner &amp; Stump Fellows Exhibition. Open to the CED community!

Cécile McLorin Salvant

Performing Arts - Music | February 7 | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Cal Performances

Credited with carrying on the legacy of artists like Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday, Cécile McLorin Salvant’s repertoire includes jazz standards, folk songs, and blues tunes, plus her own compositions.

$30-68

  Buy tickets online or by calling 510-642-9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Incorporating Socio-Scientific Issues to Enhance Student Engagement and Three Dimensional Learning

Workshop | February 8 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 337 Cory Hall

Kate Spohr, Coalition for Education and Outreach

 Coalition for Education and Outreach

This interactive workshop focuses on a model NGSS-aligned, inquiry-based middle school unit on ecology developed by the Lawrence Hall of Science and the American Museum of Natural History. The unit engages students by weaving in socio-scientific issues that are directly relevant to students’ lives.

Darwin Day Lecture: Title to be announced

Seminar | February 8 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building

 James Costa, Western Carolina University

 Department of Integrative Biology

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 >

ISF 110 - Free Speech in the Public Sphere: An Interdisciplinary Approach

Course | January 16 – May 3, 2018 every Tuesday & Thursday | 2-3:30 p.m. | 102 Wurster Hall

 Division of Undergraduate Education

In this spring 2018 class, we shall take up the nature of public speech from Socrates' public dissent to social media messaging today. The course reading will combine classic philosophical statements about the value of free, subversive and offensive speech; histories of the emergence of public spheres; and sociologies of technologically-mediated speech today.

Summer Opportunities Fair

Special Event | February 8 | 2-4 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Pauley Ballroom

 Summer Sessions

Wondering what to do next summer? Visit the Summer Opportunities Fair to learn about exciting summer options for UC Berkeley students, including summer courses, study abroad, student jobs and internships, research, volunteer and service, and more.

Representatives from Berkeley campus units will be tabling with information on their courses and programs.

Seminar 251, Labor Seminar: Topic Forthcoming

Seminar | February 8 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Daniel Haanwinckel, UCB

 Center for Labor Economics

How to Write a Research Proposal Workshop

Workshop | February 8 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Leah Carroll

 Office of Undergraduate Research

If you need to write a grant proposal, this workshop is for you! You'll get a headstart on defining your research question, developing a lit review and project plan, presenting your qualifications, and creating a realistic budget.

The workshop is open to all UC Berkeley students (undergraduate, graduate, and visiting scholars) regardless of academic discipline. It will be especially useful for...   More >

Media and Medicine: News Productions of Public Health

Colloquium | February 8 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 691 Barrows Hall

 Charles Briggs, Anthropology; Mauricio Najarro, Medical Anthropology

 Center for Race and Gender

Making Health Public: How News Coverage is Remaking Media, Medicine, and Contemporary Life
Charles Briggs, Anthropology

Of Mothers and Addicts: Racialization and the Translation of Interests in Contemporary News Coverage of the Opioid Epidemic in the San Francisco Bay Area
Mauricio Najarro, Medical Anthropology

The Strange Career of William Ellis: The Texas Slave Who Became a Mexican Millionaire

Lecture | February 8 | 4-6 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 Karl Jacoby, Professor, Department of History, Columbia University

 Department of History

To his contemporaries in Gilded Age Manhattan, Guillermo Eliseo was a fantastically wealthy Mexican, the proud owner of a luxury apartment overlooking Central Park, a busy Wall Street office, and scores of mines and haciendas in Mexico. But for all his obvious riches and his elegant appearance, Eliseo was also the possessor of a devastating secret: he was not, in fact, from Mexico at all. Rather,...   More >

Bowen Lectures: Lecture 2: Mathematics and Computation (through the lens of one problem and one algorithm). Proving Algebraic Identities.

Lecture | February 8 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Avi Wigderson, Institute for Advanced Study

 Department of Mathematics

In numerous mathematical settings, an object typically has several representations. This leads to the “isomorphism problem” or “word problem”: when are two given representations equivalent. Such problems have driven much structural and algorithmic research across mathematics.

We will focus on the algebraic setting, where our objects will be polynomials and rational functions in many...   More >

Seminar 221, Industrial Organization: ​"Topic Forthcoming"

Seminar | February 8 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | TBD Cheit Hall

 Nathan Hendren, Harvard University

 Department of Economics

joint with PF/Labor/OEW

Buddhism and Divination in Tibet

Lecture | February 8 | 5-7 p.m. | Faculty Club, Heyns Room

 Brandon Dotson, Georgetown University

 Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS)

As a poor cousin of both science and religion, a begrudged relative of ritual, and a strange bedfellow of play, divination persists at the margins of established traditions. Buddhism shows some ambivalence toward divination, sometimes barely tolerating it, and other times making full use of divination as a medium for Buddhist messages. Buddhists, for their part, have employed divination in much...   More >

We Crossed a Bridge and It Trembled: Voices from Syria

Lecture | February 8 | 5:30-7 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Wendy Pearlman, Northwestern University

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Author Wendy Pearlman presents her book, We Crossed a Bridge and it Trembled: Voices from Syria, which is an astonishing collection of intimate wartime testimonies and poetic fragments from a cross-section of Syrians whose lives have been transformed by revolution, war, and flight.

Wendy Pearlman is a professor at Northwestern University, specializing in Middle East politics.

A Long Civil War or a Long Reconstruction?: A Case for 1865

Lecture | February 8 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | 300 Wheeler Hall

 Brook Thomas, UC Irvine

 Department of English, Americanist Colloquium

An evening lecture and discussion with UC Irvine professor Brook Thomas; Sponsored by the Americanist Colloquium

Atlassian Info-Session

Information Session | February 8 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

TBA

The Science of Cannabis: The Genetics of Cannabis Breeds

Lecture | February 8 | 6-7:30 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

There is a rich informal taxonomy of Cannabis strains with exotic and evocative names. How do these breeds reflect the genetic relationships among different strains, and how do those genetic relationships reflect the chemical properties of the specific plants?

$30 / $25 UCBG Members / $15 Current students

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

Memory and the Ear

Lecture | February 8 | 8 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, Maud Fife Room | Note change in time and location

 Maurizio Bettini, Università degli Studi di Siena

 Department of Classics

Friday, February 9, 2018

Women's Basketball vs. Colorado

Sport - Intercollegiate - Basketball | February 9 |  Haas Pavilion

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Women's Basketball hosts Colorado in conference action at Haas Pavilion.

SURF Summer Research Scholarships Info Session

Information Session | February 9 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Sean Burns, Director, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

 Office of Undergraduate Research

OURS Staff will discuss eligibility criteria for SURF programs, benefits of the fellowship and tips for a successful application

Labor Lunch Seminar: "Employment Adjustment around Childbirth"

Seminar | February 9 | 12-1 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Barbara Pertold-Gebicka; Filip Pertold

 Center for Labor Economics

Hierarchical Nanoscale Assemblies for the Photocatalytic Reduction of CO2 by H2O: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | February 9 | 1-2 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Dr. Heinz Frei, LBNL / Molecular Biophysics and Bioimaging

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

Closing of the photosynthetic cycle of water oxidation and carbon dioxide reduction on the shortest possible length scale – the nanoscale – offers the advantage of minimizing efficiency degrading ion transport processes and of chemical side reactions.

Square inch sized arrays of cobalt oxide-silica core-shell nanotubes offer a design for scalable artificial photosystems in which the cycle of...   More >

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 >

MENA Salon

Workshop | February 9 | 3-4 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Every Friday in the semester, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies hosts an informal weekly coffee hour and guided discussion of current events in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), open to all and free of charge. Check the calendar the Monday before the Salon for the current week's topic.

Spreading the Word: Woodblock Publishing Sites and Book Distribution Networks in the Qing

Colloquium | February 9 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Cynthia Brokaw, History, Brown University

 Michael Nylan, History, UC Berkeley

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

The commercial publishing boom of the late Ming was largely a regional phenomenon, as most businesses of any size were confined to the cities of Jiangnan and Jianyang (in northern Fujian). By the eighteenth century, however, the geography of commercial publishing had changed, as more and more entrepreneurs, responding to a rising demand for texts, founded important publishing operations in the...   More >

Leveraging Big Data to Improve Operational Performance, Reliability, and Efficiency

Lecture | February 9 | 4 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Jonny Simkin, Swiftly

 Institute of Transportation Studies

Abstract: The existing public transit infrastructure in the United States already generates a tremendous amount of data, however, this information is often not used as effectively as it could be. In this session, we will discuss some of the ways that Swiftly is leveraging billions of data points to help transit agencies improve operational performance, reliability, and efficiency.

Bio: Jonny...   More >

Inorganic Chemistry Seminar

Seminar | February 9 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Yi Lu, University of Illinois

 College of Chemistry

Bowen Lectures: Lecture 3: Mathematics and Computation (through the lens of one problem and one algorithm). Proving Analytic Inequalities.

Lecture | February 9 | 4:10-5 p.m. | Calvin Laboratory (Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing), Auditorium

 Avi Wigderson, Institute for Advanced Study

 Department of Mathematics

The celebrated Brascamp-Lieb (BL) inequalities, and their reverse form of Barthe, is a powerful framework which unifies and generalizes many important inequalities in analysis, convex geometry and information theory.

I will exemplify BL inequalities, building to the general set-up. I will describe the structural theory that characterizes existence and optimality of these inequalities in terms...   More >

A Rap on Race: Spectrum Dance Theater

Performing Arts - Dance | February 9 | 8-10 p.m. |  Oakland Metro Operahouse

 522 2nd Street, Oakland, CA 94607

 Cal Performances

Choreographer Donald Byrd and playwright Anna Deavere Smith collaborate to bring a historic 1970 conversation on race between author James Baldwin and anthropologist Margaret Mead into the present moment in the California premiere of this acclaimed dance-theater work. A Rap on Race, named after the book published from a transcript of that meeting, combines text with movement and music to...   More >

$54 prices subject to change

  Buy tickets online or by calling Cal Performances at 5106429988, or by emailing Cal Performances at tickets@calperformances.org

The Spectrum Dance Theater performs Fri.-Sat., Feb. 9-10, 2018 in the Oakland Metro Operahouse.

The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra

Performing Arts - Music | February 9 | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

Friday, February 9, 8pm
Beethoven/Piano Concerto No. 2
Timo Andres/The Blind Banister (West Coast Premiere)
Mendelssohn/Symphony No. 4, Italian

$48 Tickets range from $48-86

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

The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra performs Friday–Sunday, February 9–11, 2018 in Zellerbach Hall.

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Celebrating Diversity in Engineering and Science: BESSA and BGESS 50th and 30th Year Anniversaries

Reception | February 10 | Alumni House, Toll Room

 Chancellor Gary S. May

 Cal Alumni Association, Black Alumni Club

Celebrating Diversity in Engineering and Science: BESSA & BGESS 50th and 30th Year Anniversaries will be hosted by the Cal Alumni Association (CAA) and the Black Alumni Club. Join alumni and current students for an evening of reunion, reminiscence, and networking.

We are proud to present our keynote speaker Dr. Gary S. May, Chancellor of the University of California, Davis and one of the...   More >

  Buy tickets online

Career Clinic: Making A Successful Career Transition: Roadmap for Change

Lecture | February 10 | 9 a.m.-3 p.m. | UC Berkeley Extension (Golden Bear Center), Room 204

 Rebecca Andersen, Career Services at the UC Berkeley Information School; RuthAnn Haffke, UC Berkeley School of Public Health

 UC Berkeley Extension

Making a career transition can be bewildering: how do you find jobs? How can you stand out as a candidate? And, if you finally get an interview, how do you showcase yourself as the best candidate? This workshop will walk participants through each step of making a career transition. Through interactive exercises, we will cover strategies in personal branding, networking, résumé and LinkedIn...   More >

$50

  Register online

FAMILY PROGRAM: A Botanical Valentine Tea

Workshop | February 10 | 10-11:30 a.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Our annual tradition returns with a lovely botanical tea in honor of Valentine’s Day. Enjoy a celebration of herbs and flowers at this educational walk and tea party, with a special opportunity to collect for our make-your-own tea party snacks and garden drinks. Finish the fun by making valentines from pressed botanicals to take home.

$24 Adult $20 Child, $19 Member Adult $15 Member Child

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

Certificate Program in Clinical Research Conduct and Management

Information Session | February 10 | 10-11 a.m. |  UC Berkeley Extension San Francisco Campus

 160 Spear St., San Francisco, 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

FAMILY PROGRAM: A Botanical Valentine Tea

Workshop | February 10 | 1-2:30 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Our annual tradition returns with a lovely botanical tea in honor of Valentine’s Day. Enjoy a celebration of herbs and flowers at this educational walk and tea party, with a special opportunity to collect for our make-your-own tea party snacks and garden drinks. Finish the fun by making valentines from pressed botanicals to take home.

$24 Adult $20 Child, $19 Member Adult $15 Member Child

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

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 >

A Rap on Race: Spectrum Dance Theater

Performing Arts - Dance | February 10 | 2-4 p.m. |  Oakland Metro Operahouse

 522 2nd Street, Oakland, CA 94607

 Cal Performances

Choreographer Donald Byrd and playwright Anna Deavere Smith collaborate to bring a historic 1970 conversation on race between author James Baldwin and anthropologist Margaret Mead into the present moment in the California premiere of this acclaimed dance-theater work. A Rap on Race, named after the book published from a transcript of that meeting, combines text with movement and music to...   More >

$54 prices subject to change

  Buy tickets online or by calling Cal Performances at 5106429988, or by emailing Cal Performances at tickets@calperformances.org

The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra

Performing Arts - Music | February 10 | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 The Saint Paul Chamber Orchestra, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

Program:
Haydn/Symphony No. 49, The Passion
Salvatore Sciarrino/Il sogno di Stradella (The Dream of Stradella) for Piano and Orchestra (West Coast Premiere)
Ives/The Unanswered Question (1908; rev. 1930–35)
Beethoven/Piano Concerto No. 4

$48 Tickets range from $48-86

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

A Rap on Race: Spectrum Dance Theater

Performing Arts - Dance | February 10 | 8-10 p.m. |  Oakland Metro Operahouse

 522 2nd Street, Oakland, CA 94607

 Cal Performances

Choreographer Donald Byrd and playwright Anna Deavere Smith collaborate to bring a historic 1970 conversation on race between author James Baldwin and anthropologist Margaret Mead into the present moment in the California premiere of this acclaimed dance-theater work. A Rap on Race, named after the book published from a transcript of that meeting, combines text with movement and music to...   More >

$54 prices subject to change

  Buy tickets online or by calling Cal Performances at 5106429988, or by emailing Cal Performances at tickets@calperformances.org