<< April 2018 >>

Sunday, April 1, 2018

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 >

Monday, April 2, 2018

EHS 201 Biosafety in Laboratories

Course | April 2 | 1:30-3:30 p.m. | 177 Stanley Hall

 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 >

Political Economy Seminar

Seminar | April 2 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Evans Hall, Evans Hall 648

 Francesco Trebbi, UBC

 Department of Economics

The Political Economy Seminar focuses on formal and quantitative work in the political economy field, including formal political theory.

Swahili Weekly Social Hour

Social Event | January 22 – April 30, 2018 every Monday with exceptions | 5:30-6:30 p.m. |  Jupiter

 2181 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley

 Center for African Studies

Speak Swahili with your fellow Swahili students and enthusiasts over a drink at Jupiter (check for location updates). This is an informal gathering to connect with other Swahili speakers on campus and in Berkeley. Each person will support their own beverage purchases (water, soda, coffee, tea, beer, etc.), but we will provide the good company! And of course, Swahili speaking only! All skill and...   More >

ARCH Lecture: Carme Pinós

Lecture | April 2 | 6:30-8 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (2155 Center St)

 College of Environmental Design

MON, APR 2, 6:30pm. Please join us for a talk with the 2018 Berkeley-Rupp Professor. Located at the BAMPFA Osher Theater. Free and open to the public.

Carme Pinós, recent works

Lecture | April 2 | 6:30-8 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Carme Pinos, Principal of Estudio Carme Pinos

 Arts + Design

For over 20 years, the studio founded and led by Carme Pinós has undertaken outstanding national and international projects, working on creations within very diverse contexts, frameworks, programs and scales in countries such as Mexico, Austria and France. Currently, it is one of Spain’s most prolific award-winning architecture firms.

Estudio Carme Pinós works on a wide range of typologies -...   More >

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Garden Closed

Special Event | January 2 – December 4, 2018 the first Tuesday of the month every month |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

The garden is closed the first Tuesday of every month.

-Why is the Garden Closed one day a month?
For the safety of the public and the safety of the collection, the Garden’s Horticultural staff need one day per month to complete jobs that may pose safety risks to visitors, such as dropping tree limbs, renovating paths, or controlling pests.

-I’m only in Berkeley for one day from...   More >

Science and Literacy Playgroup

Meeting | October 31, 2017 – May 15, 2018 every Tuesday with exceptions | 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Youth Alternatives (BYA)

 1255 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94702

 Chancellor's Community Grant, Trybe Inc.

Have fun and meet other families in West and South Berkeley.
For Children ages 05 and their caregivers.
Free, drop-in, snacks, circle time, arts and crafts and science activities.

Organic Chemistry Seminar

Seminar | April 3 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Pamela Peralta-Yahya, Georgia Tech University

 College of Chemistry

"How the University of California Got Its Autonomy”

Seminar | April 3 | 12-1:30 p.m. |  University of California Office of The President

 1111 Franklin Street, Oakland, CA 94607

 John Aubrey Douglass, Senior Research Fellow, Center for Studies in Higher Education

 Center for Studies in Higher Education , University of California Office of the President

This presentation will provide a brief historical analysis of how the University of California became a “public trust” in 1879 as part of a larger revision of California’s Constitution approved by California voters. The University henceforth gained the exclusive power to operate, control, and administer the University of California, becoming virtually a fourth branch of state government, a...   More >

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Seminar 218, Psychology and Economics: "How Does Changing Sin-Taxes Change Behavior?"

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

 Alex Rees-Jones, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

 Department of Economics

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.

Design Field Notes: Tiffany Tseng

Seminar | April 3 | 4-5 p.m. | 220 Jacobs Hall

 Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation

Tiffany Tseng, an interaction designer who creates tools for people who make things, will speak at Jacobs Hall.

Physical Chemistry Seminar

Seminar | April 3 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Annmarie Carlton, UC Irvine

 College of Chemistry

MENA Lit Chat: The Last Watchman of Old Cairo

Special Event | April 3 | 5:30-7 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Michael David Lukas, Center for Middle Eastern Studies

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Join bestselling author and CMES Program Coordinator Michael David Lukas for a conversation about his new novel, The Last Watchman of Old Cairo, "a beautiful, richly textured novel" centered around a thousand-year old synagogue in Cairo.

CTP Distinguished Lecture

Lecture | April 3 | 5:30 p.m. | 101 Doe Library

 Brian McGing, Trinity College Dublin

 Center for the Tebtunis Papyri

International Alumni Career Chats (Public Sector, Non for Profit)

Career Fair | April 3 | 6-7 p.m. | Career Center (2440 Bancroft Way), Gold Room

 Berkeley International Office(BIO)), Career Center

International students with majors in humanity and social science areas may face more challenging job market and hurdles with work authorization and visa requirements. Come and talk to the international alumni who graduated with the same majors as you and are working in the Bay Area.

Wednesday, April 4, 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.

Plant and Microbial Biology Plant Seminar

Seminar | April 4 | 101 Barker Hall

 TBD

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

A Talk with Gregory Sholette

Lecture | April 4 | 12-1:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Gregory Sholette, Associate Professor, Queens College CUNY

 Arts + Design

Gregory Sholette is an artist, activist and author. He is the author of Dark Matter: Art and Politics in the Age of Enterprise Culture (Pluto, 2010) and Delirium and Resistance: Activist Art and the Crisis of Capitalism (Pluto 2017) He writes on the histories of Political Art, Artists collectives and social practice. He co-founded two artists' collectives: Political Art Documentation and...   More >

“Institutional Nightmare”: The Visual Culture of Mass Incarceration

Lecture | April 4 | 12-2 p.m. | 602 Barrows Hall

 Nicole R. Fleetwood, Associate Professor in the Department of American Studies, Rutgers University

 Department of Gender and Women's Studies, Center for Race and Gender, Department of African American Studies

In her lecture, Professor Fleetwood explores various aesthetic practices of incarcerated artists and activists to produce art about the U.S. prison regime and how prison shapes life-world possibilities of people impacted. The talk examines how furtive planning and artistic tactics of appropriating items owned by the state and claiming state resources and spaces are maneuvered.

Noon Concert: University Baroque Ensemble

Performing Arts - Music | April 4 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Fall welcome misc.

 Department of Music

Christine Brandes, director

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 concerts are very popular and well attended by those on campus and in the wider community. Traditionally on Wednesdays, each concert...   More >

MVZ LUNCH SEMINAR: Matthew Holding (seminar title TBA)

Seminar | April 4 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 Grinnell-Miller Library

 Matthew Holding

 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 >

Immigrant Women Labor Market Incorporation: A Double-Cohort Approach: Sandra Florian, University of Pennsylvania Department of Sociology

Colloquium | April 4 | 12-1 p.m. | 2232 Piedmont, Seminar Room

 Sandra Florian, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Pennsylvania

 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.

Islamic Text Circle: Muhammad in the Qur'an

Workshop | April 4 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Asad Ahmed, Department of Near Eastern Studies

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

he Islamic Texts Circle introduces the broader CMES community to important themes in the Islamic tradition via its holy scripture, the Qur’an, and via its long history of exegesis. Participants will gain exposure to the rich and variegated interpretive angles developed in the fourteen-hundred years of Islamic history, so that they may discuss relevant themes in the form of a productive dialogue....   More >

  RSVP by calling 5106428208, or by emailing cmes@berkeley.edu

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 >

The gut microbiome: a master regulator of metabolism

Seminar | April 4 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building

 Lora Hooper, UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Softball vs. St. Mary's

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

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

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

Seminar 291, Departmental Seminar: TBA

Seminar | April 4 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Leah Platt Boustan, Princeton University

 Department of Economics

Career Connections: Sports Industry

Miscellaneous | April 4 | 6-8 p.m. |  Career Center (2440 Bancroft Way)

 Cal Alumni Association, Career Center, The Berkeley Network

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

For each of these casual networking events, we are seeking a diverse group of alumni to showcase a variety of careers. The events require no prep—simply chat with interested students, share your path from Cal to career, and offer advice to those who hope to follow...   More >

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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.

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Fire Ecology in California with David Ackerly

Lecture | April 5 | 10-11:30 a.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

The UC Botanical Garden is pleased to host David Ackerly, PI of the Ackerly Lab at UC Berkeley and a leader of the Berkeley Initiative in Global Change Biology for a talk on fire ecology in California and the Bay Area. As our climate changes and we face more extreme fires, what are the impacts on biodiversity and the native flora of California? This talk will look at recent fires and the long...   More >

$20 / $15 UCBG Member

  Register online

Berkeley International Group meeting: Student Experience in the Research University (SERU) Consortium

Meeting | April 5 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | Evans Hall, 766/768 Conference Room

 Center for Studies in Higher Education , Global Engagement Office

See UC Berkeley's Global Engagement website for further details relating to the Berkeley International Group (BIG) meetings:
https://globalengagement.berkeley.edu/faculty-staff/berkeley-international-group-big-meetings

Oliver E. Williamson Seminar

Seminar | April 5 | 12-1:30 p.m. | C330 Haas School of Business

 David Vogel, Berkeley

 Department of Economics

The Oliver E. Williamson Seminar on Institutional Analysis, named after our esteemed colleague who founded the seminar, features current research by faculty, from UCB and elsewhere, and by advanced doctoral students. The research investigates governance, and its links with economic and political forces. Markets, hierarchies, hybrids, and the supporting institutions of law and politics all come...   More >

Lunch Poems: Matthew Zapruder

Reading - Literary | April 5 | 12:10-12:50 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Library

 Matthew Zapruder

 Lunch Poems, Library

A poetry reading by Matthew Zapruder.

(photo by B. A. Van Sise)

IB Seminar: Multicomponent and Multimodal Signals in Ant Communication

Seminar | April 5 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building | Canceled

 Bert Hölldobler, Arizona State University

 Department of Integrative Biology

Seminar 217, Risk Management: Topic Forthcoming

Seminar | April 5 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Speaker: Rupal Kamdar, UC Berkeley

 Center for Risk Management Research

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.

Seminar 251, Labor Seminar: Topic Forthcoming

Seminar | April 5 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Center for Labor Economics

CTP Distinguished Lecturer's Seminar

Seminar | April 5 | 3 p.m. | 479 Bancroft Library

 Brian McGing, Trinity College Dublin

 Center for the Tebtunis Papyri

Division of Neurobiology and H. Wills Neuroscience Institute

Seminar | April 5 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

 Amita Sehgal, University of Pennsylvania

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Bodies of Knowledge: Race, Power, and Pedagogy

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

 Center for Race and Gender

(En)Gendering Whiteness: A Historical Analysis of White Womanhood, Colonial Anxieties, and "Tender Violence" in US Schools
Natalee Kēhaulani Bauer, Graduate School of Education

The Latino Male Teacher: Discursive Formations, the Pressure to Perform, and the Possibility of Disidentification
Michael Singh, School of Education

Arthur Dudney | Testing the Limits of Comparatism: The Quarrel of the Ancients and Moderns in Persian and Urdu Literary Culture

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

 Arthur Dudney, Leverhulme Early Career Fellow at the Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies at Cambridge University

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

A talk by Dr Arthur Dudney, scholar of the history of early modern Persian literary education and lexicography in India.

The Imperial Landscape of Assyria, from the Ground and Above

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

 Jason Ur, Professor, Harvard University

 Archaeological Research Facility, Near Eastern Studies, Badè Museum

This presentation describes project’s methods and preliminary results, with a particular focus on its use of historical remote sensing sources: declassified intelligence aerial photographs (U2) and satellite imagery (CORONA and HEXAGON) and drone-based aerial imagery.

Bastora Dam

Intro to California Taxes

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

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

A representative 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.

*Complete your federal tax return via GTP before...   More >

Friday, April 6, 2018

MEng Visit Day for Admitted Students

Social Event | April 6 |  2451 Ridge Road, Shire Hall (Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership)

 Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership

Visit UC Berkeley campus, learn more about the Master of Engineering Program, and meet with current students, staff, and faculty. You will also experience a taste of the engineering leadership case discussion as well as learn about our career services!

Berkeley Germanic Linguistics Roundtable

Conference/Symposium | April 6 – 7, 2018 every day |  Faculty Club

 Tonya Dewey-Findell, University of Nottingham; Angelika Lutz, University of Erlangen-Nürnberg; John McWhorter, Columbia University; Theo Vennemann, Ludwig Maximilian University

 Department of German

Friday/Saturday, April 6-7, 2018
The Faculty Club
University of California, Berkeley

Invited Speakers:
Tonya Dewey-Findell, University of Nottingham
Angelika Lutz, University of Erlangen-Nürnberg
John McWhorter, Columbia University
Theo Vennemann, University of Munich

Scholars (faculty and students) interested in Germanic Linguistics, its near and/or distant related languages, diverse...   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 | April 6 | 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.

Dow Seminar in Inorganic Chemistry: Why Do Weaker Bonds Lead to More Stable Complexes? What is Going On?

Seminar | April 6 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Bill Jones, University of Rochester

 College of Chemistry

Over the past 20 years substantial progress has been made in the understanding of the activation of C-H and other strong bonds by reactive metal complexes in low oxidation states. This talk will present an overview of the use of pentamethylcyclopentadienyl and trispyrazolylborate rhodium complexes for the determination of thermodynamic factors that influence the activation of arene and alkane C-H...   More >

Classics Lecture

Lecture | April 6 | 5 p.m. | TBA Dwinelle Hall

 Edith Hall, King's College London

 Department of Classics

Lacrosse vs. Fresno State

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

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Lacrosse hosts Fresno State at Memorial Stadium.

Baseball vs. Utah

Sport - Intercollegiate - Baseball/Softball | April 6 | 7:05 p.m. |  Evans Field

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Baseball hosts Utah in conference action at Evans Diamond.

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Berkeley Germanic Linguistics Roundtable

Conference/Symposium | April 6 – 7, 2018 every day |  Faculty Club

 Tonya Dewey-Findell, University of Nottingham; Angelika Lutz, University of Erlangen-Nürnberg; John McWhorter, Columbia University; Theo Vennemann, Ludwig Maximilian University

 Department of German

Friday/Saturday, April 6-7, 2018
The Faculty Club
University of California, Berkeley

Invited Speakers:
Tonya Dewey-Findell, University of Nottingham
Angelika Lutz, University of Erlangen-Nürnberg
John McWhorter, Columbia University
Theo Vennemann, University of Munich

Scholars (faculty and students) interested in Germanic Linguistics, its near and/or distant related languages, diverse...   More >

Sick Plant Clinic

Special Event | February 4, 2017 – December 1, 2018 the first Saturday of the month every month with exceptions | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

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

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

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 >

Baseball vs. Utah

Sport - Intercollegiate - Baseball/Softball | April 7 | 6:05 p.m. |  Evans Field

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Baseball hosts Utah in conference action at Evans Diamond.

African Drumming

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

 Department of Music

C.K. Ladzepo, director
African Master Drummer C.K. Ladzekpo leads companies in an evening of explosive traditional African music and dance.

The African Music Ensemble has flourished since its first year in 1972-73 under the direction of master Ghanian musician C.K. Ladzekpo. Recruited by Professor Olly Wilson (composer and specialist in African American music), Ladzekpo took leave from his...   More >

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

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