<< March 2019 >>

Friday, March 1, 2019

Winter at the Hall

Special Event | December 21, 2018 – March 20, 2019 every day |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

This winter, visit the Hall for interactive exhibits, special hands-on activities, intriguing Planetarium shows, and more!

Through the Learner's Lens: A Student Learning Center Photo Contest

Miscellaneous | February 25 – March 22, 2019 every day |  César E. Chávez Student Center

 Student Learning Center

The UC Berkeley Student Learning Center is excited to invite submissions for our first ever photo contest! We’re calling on the creativity of our campus community to build a collection of images that showcase the diverse ways learning takes place in and through the Student Learning Center. We invite you to share moments in the learning process that excite you, challenge you, and encapsulate the...   More >

Workshop on Tannishō Commentarial Materials

Conference/Symposium | March 1 – 3, 2019 every day |  Jodo Shinshu Center

 2140 Durant Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Center for Buddhist Studies, Otani University, Ryukoku University, BCA Center for Buddhist Education, Institute of Buddhist Studies, Shinshu Center of America

The Centers for Japanese Studies and Buddhist Studies at the University of California, Berkeley, together with Ōtani University and Ryūkoku University in Kyoto announce a workshop under the supervision of Mark Blum that will focus on critically examining premodern and modern hermeneutics of the Tannishō, a core text of the Shin sect of Buddhism, and arguably the most well-read...   More >

March Event

Holiday | March 1 |  The 1914 Fountain

 Public Affairs

Art as Critique Conference

Conference/Symposium | March 1 | 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, Townsend Center

 Arts Research Center

Art as Critique Conference
Friday, March 1, 2019
9:00am-6:30pm
Geballe Room, Townsend Center for the Humanities

Featuring Victor Albarracin, Neda Atanasoski, Natalia Brizuela, Tarek Elhaik, Adriana Johnson, Koyo Kouoh, Anneka Lenssen, Leigh Raiford, Kriss Ravetto, Poulomi Saha, and Kalindi Vora.

EECS Women's History Month Kickoff Event: Succulents and Breakfast

Social Event | March 1 | 9:30-11:45 a.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge

 Tsu-Jae King Liu

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Dealing With Infinity: Art and the Transformation of the Symbolic Order

Conference/Symposium | March 1 – 2, 2019 every day | 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion, Department of German

This is a multi-day, interdisciplinary workshop. Presentations on Friday, March 1st will run from 10:00am-4:30pm, and from 10:00am-2:00pm on Saturday, March 2nd.

A genealogy of the historical forms of imagination or of attentiveness in literature and the other arts traces these forms back to epistemological realms that predate aesthetic experience: to the medieval formation of the soul, to...   More >

Dealing with Infinity: Art and the transformations of the symbolic order

Workshop | March 1 – 2, 2019 every day | 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 Niklaus Largier, Professor of German and Comparative Literature, Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion; David Marno, Associate Professor of English, Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion

 Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion

This is a multi-day, interdisciplinary workshop. Presentations on Friday, March 1st will run from 10:00am-4:30pm., and from 10:00am-2:00pm on Saturday, March 2nd.

A genealogy of the historical forms of imagination or of attentiveness in literature and the other arts traces these forms back to epistemological realms that predate aesthetic experience: to the medieval formation of the soul, to...   More >

Planning Ahead: F-1 Employment Authorization for Off-Campus Internships

Information Session | March 1 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Online Webinar

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Understand how F-1 students can apply for off-campus work authorization for internships and employment related to their major field of study. Attendees are expected to have read the CPT eligibility details and application instructions on our website before attending the webinar. Please come prepared with your...   More >

AHMA Colloquium - Colonial Encounters: Preliminary Findings from the Abydos Temple Paper Archive

Lecture | March 1 | 12-1:15 p.m. | 308A Doe Library

 Jessica Kaiser, UC Berkeley

 Ancient History and Mediterranean Archaeology, Graduate Group in

This paper is part of a larger lecture series entitled "Digital Humanities and the Ancient World." The series is co-sponsored by the Ancient History and Mediterranean Archaeology (AHMA) Colloquium and the Townsend Center for the Humanities.

Applying Downscaled Climate Models to Inform Restoration and Climate Change Adaptation in California: Environmental Engineering Seminar

Lecture | March 1 | 12-1 p.m. | 534 Davis Hall

 James Gregory, Fluvial Engineer, Environmental Science Associates; Dr. Dane Behrens, Coastal Engineer and Hydrologist, Environmental Science Associates

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

Seminar 221, Industrial Organization: ​"The Tragedy of the Last Mile: Economic Solutions to Congestion in Broadband Networks"

Seminar | March 1 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 311 Wellman Hall

 Aviv Nevo, Northwestern University

 Department of Economics

joint with ARE Friday Seminar Series

The Tragedy of the Last Mile: Economic Solutions to Congestion in Broadband Networks

Seminar | March 1 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | 311 Wellman Hall

 Aviv Nevo, University of Pennsylvania-Wharton

 Agricultural & Resource Economics

The growth of the Internet has constrained broadband networks, forcing service providers to search for solutions. We develop a dynamic model of daily usage during peak and non-peak periods, and estimate consumers' price and congestion sensitivity using high frequency usage data. Using the model estimates, we calculate usage changes associated with different economic and technological solutions...   More >

Sovereign Bodies: Fighting Gender and Sexual Violence Against Indigenous People

Lecture | March 1 | 12:50-2 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, Goldberg Room, 297 Simon Hall

 Annita Lucchesi, Sovereign Bodies Institute

 Human Rights Center, Native American Student Development

Sovereign Bodies Institute (SBI), founded in 2019, builds on indigenous traditions using research and data sharing to fight gender and sexual violence against undigenous people. Their projects include the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW) database, Uniting Against Femicide and Supporting Indigenous Survivors of Campus Sexual Violence (conducted in part at UC Berkeley).
Lunch will be...   More >

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Sovereign Bodies: Fighting Gender-Based and Sexual Violence Against Indigenous People

Panel Discussion | March 1 | 12:50-2 p.m. | Simon Hall, Goldberg Room

 Annita Lucchesi, Sovereign Bodies Institute; Valentin Sierra, Sovereign Bodies Institute; Cheyenne Tex, Sovereign Bodies Institute

 Human Rights Center

Sovereign Bodies Institute (SBI), founded in 2019, builds on indigenous traditions using research and data sharing to fight gender and sexual violence against undigenous people. Their projects include the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women (MMIW) database, Uniting Against Femicide and Supporting Indigenous Survivors of Campus Sexual Violence (conducted in part at UC Berkeley).

  RSVP online

Solid State Technology and Devices Seminar: Engineering of LiNbO3 films for next generation acoustic and energy harvesting applications

Seminar | March 1 | 1-2 p.m. | 521 Cory Hall

 Ausrine Bartasyte, FEMTO-ST Institute, University of Franche-Comté, France

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

The next generation of high –frequency wide-band RF filters or frequency-agile filters are urgently needed for the development of 5G infrastructures/networks/communications. Today, LiNbO3 and LiTaO3 single crystals are key materials in electro-optics and RF acoustic filters. This motivates further development of acoustic wave devices based on highly electromechanically coupled LiNbO3 thin films,...   More >

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 3 – December 29, 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 plants from around the world, learn about the vast diversity in the collection, and see what is currently in bloom. Meet at the Entry Plaza.

Free with Garden admission. Advanced registration not required

Cultural Resources Management Panel Discussion

Panel Discussion | March 1 | 1:30-3:30 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Archaeological Research Facility

Please join us to learn about opportunities for archaeologists in cultural resources management. This event will feature brief presentations, a discussion on the state of consulting, and a chance to speak with representatives from six local CRM firms.

New Directions in Himalayan Studies: A Joint UC Berkeley-CNRS Workshop

Conference/Symposium | March 1 | 1:30-6:45 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall | Note change in time

 Alexander von Rospatt, Professor, Buddhist and South Asian Studies; Acting Chair, South and Southeast Asian Studies; and Director, Himalayan Studies Initiative

 Stéphane Gros, ISAS Visiting Scholar, 2017; Researcher, Centre d'Études Himalayennes, CNRS - Villejuif

 Institute for South Asia Studies, The Berkeley Himalayan Studies Program, France Berkeley Fund, Centre d'Etudes Himalayennes (CEH) of the National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), France

A three-day workshop at UC Berkeley that will bring together experts working on the Himalayan region in the Humanities and Social Sciences.

Mechano- and Visco-NPS: An Electronic Method to Measure the Mechanical Properties of Cells: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | March 1 | 2-3 p.m. | 4 LeConte Hall

 Prof. Lydia Sohn, UC Berkeley, Mechanical Engineering

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

We have developed an efficient, label-free method of screening cells for their phenotypic profile, which we call Node-Pore Sensing (NPS). NPS involves measuring the modulated current pulse caused by a cell transiting a microfluidic channel that has been segmented by a series of inserted nodes.

Previously, we showed that when segments between the nodes are functionalized with different...   More >

Civil and Environmental Engineering Department Seminar: Liquefaction of gravelly soils and the impact on critical infrastructure

Seminar | March 1 | 2-3 p.m. | 542 Davis Hall

 Adda Athanasopoulos-Zekkos

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

Our natural and built environment continues to be threatened by grand challenges such as urbanization, climate change, as well as natural and man-made hazards. At the same time, infrastructure performance requirements are increasing and engineering methods of the past are no longer adequate. As Civil and Environmental Engineers, we are called to enhance infrastructure resiliency.

Student Probability/PDE Seminar: A Fractional Kinetic Process Describing the Intermediate Time Behaviour of Cellular Flows

Seminar | March 1 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Alexei Novikov, Penn State University

 Department of Mathematics

This is joint work with Martin Hairer, Gautam Iyer, Leonid Koralov, and Zsolt Pajor-Gyulai. This work studies the intermediate time behaviour of a small random perturbation of a periodic cellular flow. Our main result shows that on time scales shorter than the diffusive time scale, the limiting behaviour of trajectories that start close enough to cell boundaries is a fractional kinetic process: A...   More >

MENA Salon: The Israel Lobby and Anti-Semitism

Workshop | March 1 | 3-4 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

In February, Ilhan Omar, the first of two American Muslim women elected to the US House of Representatives, went under-fire from Democrats and Republicans. Omar tweeted “It’s all about the Benjamins baby” in response to the move of Republican House minority leader Kevin McCarthy to seek formal sanctions against Omar and fellow congresswomen Rashida Tlaib for their criticism of Israel’s occupation...   More >

Composition Colloquium: Jimmy Lopez

Colloquium | March 1 | 3 p.m. | 250 Morrison Hall

 Department of Music

“One of the most interesting composers anywhere today” (Chicago Sun-Times), with a distinct voice that is “adventurous and winning” (Denver Post) López has created works performed by such renowned ensembles as the Chicago Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra, Boston Symphony, Sydney Symphony, Helsinki Philharmonic, Radio France Philharmonic, Baltimore Symphony, St. Paul Chamber Orchestra, Atlanta...   More >

The Multiliteracies Framework and Interpretive Communication: Curricular and Instructional Perspectives

Lecture | March 1 | 3-5 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, B-4 (Classroom side)

 Kate Paesani, Director, Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition

 Berkeley Language Center

Over the past two decades, postsecondary foreign language programs have experienced a shift away from an emphasis on oral communication toward more text-based curricula and the development of students’ multiple literacies. This “literacy turn” prioritizes overlapping language modalities, interpretation and creation of multimodal texts of various genres, and linguistic, cognitive, and...   More >

Computational Bibliography and the Sociology of Data

Seminar | March 1 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 107 South Hall

 Wayne de Fremery

 Information, School of

Wayne de Fremeryâs current book project, Computational Bibliography and the Sociology of Data, reinvigorates analytical bibliography by expanding the scope of what bibliography describes and by diversifying the forms used in bibliographic description. As etymologies of the word bibliography suggest, bibliographers have used bibliographic forms â books â to document books. Analytical...   More >

Singing to the People: Evolving Iconic Songs in Contemporary China

Colloquium | March 1 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Levi S. Gibbs, Assistant Professor of Asian and Middle Eastern Languages and Literatures, Dartmouth College

 Andrew Jones, Professor and Louis B. Agassiz Chair in Chinese, UC Berkeley

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

In China and around the world, performances of songs can create virtual meeting grounds where different voices and perspectives engage with one another. In his new book about the rise of “Folksong King of Western China” Wang Xiangrong, Levi S. Gibbs explores parallels between the song culture of Wang’s childhood mountain village and his contemporary national and international performances where...   More >

Ulrike Ottinger: Nomad from the Lake

Film - Documentary | March 1 | 4 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

This personal portrait of Ulrike Ottinger begins in the lakeside city of Konstanz, Germany, where she was born and spent the early part of her career. It goes on to describe key moments in her life and artistic development, including the impact of student protests in Paris and her move from painting to filmmaking. Excerpts from Ottinger’s films explore her cinematic style, combining fact and...   More >

Student 3-Manifold Seminar: JSJ Decompositions

Seminar | March 1 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Kyle Miller, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

The irreducible 3-manifolds that come from a prime decomposition can be further decomposed along embedded tori. Jaco, Shalen, and Johannson proved there is a minimal collection of such tori, unique up to isotopy, that splits an irreducible compact orientable manifold into pieces that are either Seifert-fibered or atoroidal. We will discuss examples, incompressible surfaces, and Seifert-fibered...   More >

Student Arithmetic Geometry Seminar: Uniqueness Properties for Spherical Varieties

Seminar | March 1 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Alexander Sherman, UCB

 Department of Mathematics

Toric varieties are varieties with an action of a torus having an open orbit. Spherical varieties are natural generalizations, having an action of reductive group with an open Borel orbit. Like with toric varieties, there are natural combinatorial invariants that one can define from a spherical variety, such as the irreducible summands which appear in the ring of regular functions. Losev proved...   More >

Music Studies Colloquium: Neil Verma (Northwestern University: Screamlines: Anatomy and Geology of Radio

Colloquium | March 1 | 4:30 p.m. | 128 Morrison Hall

 Department of Music

Neil Verma
Neil Verma is assistant professor in Radio/Television/Film. He teaches in the Screen Cultures PhD program and the MA program in Sound Arts and Industries, where he is also associate director. He is author of Theater of the Mind: Imagination, Aesthetics, and American Radio Drama (Chicago, 2012), winner of the Best First Book Award from the Society for Cinema and Media Studies. He is...   More >

Santa Clara: Multi-Course Lunar New Year Banquet

Social Event | March 1 | 6-9 p.m. |  China Stix

 2110 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95050

 Cal Alumni Association, UC Club of Santa Clara County (UCCSCC)

Lunar New Year marks the end of winter and the beginning of spring. You are invited to celebrate the Year of the Pig with the UC Club of Santa Clara County.

$45

 Mail your reservations, with check payable to UCCSCC, to: Don Lorenzen, 12354 De Sanka Avenue, Saratoga, CA 95070. Buy tickets online or or by emailing Don Lorenzen at donlorenzen@gmail.com

The Mystery of Picasso

Film - Documentary | March 1 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

In a style devised for this film about his artist pal, Clouzot sets up a camera behind a translucent surface, so that the maestro’s every painterly gesture is recorded. Paintings emerge from the seemingly effortless frenzy of flourishes, some successful, some merely a mimicry of Picasso performing himself—“superficial,” he cries out at one point, then revises his failed work, backtracking,...   More >

Berkeley Dance Project 2019: the body remembers

Performing Arts - Dance | February 28 – March 2, 2019 every day | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Playhouse

 Joe Goode, Professor of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

Choreographers

Joe Goode, TDPS, Joe Goode Performance Group

Cherie Hill, IrieDance, UC Berkeley Alumna

Rulan Tangen, DANCING EARTH

Latanya Tigner, TDPS, Dimensions Dance Theater

Katie O'Connor, UC Berkeley Alumna

 Department of Theater, Dance & Performance Studies

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of UC Berkeley’s dance program, Berkeley Dance Project 2019: the body remembers will feature an all-student cast performing pieces by professional choreographers Joe Goode, Rulan Tangen, Latanya Tigner, and Cherie Hill, as well as recent dance program alumna Katie O’Connor.

$13 online in advance or $15 at the door for students/seniors and UC Berkeley faculty/staff, $18 online in advance or $20 at the door for general admission

  Buy tickets online

Saturday, March 2, 2019

Through the Learner's Lens: A Student Learning Center Photo Contest

Miscellaneous | February 25 – March 22, 2019 every day |  César E. Chávez Student Center

 Student Learning Center

The UC Berkeley Student Learning Center is excited to invite submissions for our first ever photo contest! We’re calling on the creativity of our campus community to build a collection of images that showcase the diverse ways learning takes place in and through the Student Learning Center. We invite you to share moments in the learning process that excite you, challenge you, and encapsulate the...   More >

African Film Festival 2019

Film - Series | March 2 – May 10, 2019 every day |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

March 2–May 10, 2019

This year’s edition of the African Film Festival highlights the best of both new African cinema and films of the black diaspora. We pay tribute to the great director Bill Gunn—also an actor, playwright, and novelist—with new restorations of two genre-benders, his radical horror film Ganja & Hess and his “meta–soap opera” Personal Problems. The latter was conceived by...   More >

Workshop on Tannishō Commentarial Materials

Conference/Symposium | March 1 – 3, 2019 every day |  Jodo Shinshu Center

 2140 Durant Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Center for Buddhist Studies, Otani University, Ryukoku University, BCA Center for Buddhist Education, Institute of Buddhist Studies, Shinshu Center of America

The Centers for Japanese Studies and Buddhist Studies at the University of California, Berkeley, together with Ōtani University and Ryūkoku University in Kyoto announce a workshop under the supervision of Mark Blum that will focus on critically examining premodern and modern hermeneutics of the Tannishō, a core text of the Shin sect of Buddhism, and arguably the most well-read...   More >

Winter at the Hall

Special Event | December 21, 2018 – March 20, 2019 every day |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

This winter, visit the Hall for interactive exhibits, special hands-on activities, intriguing Planetarium shows, and more!

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

Lecture | March 2 | 9 a.m.-3 p.m. | UC Berkeley Extension (SF Campus at 160 Spear St.), Room 613

 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

Sick Plant Clinic

Special Event | February 4, 2017 – December 7, 2019 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 >

Dancing Cy(i)phers: Hip Hop’s Embodied Expression

Conference/Symposium | March 2 | 9 a.m.-6 p.m. |  Hearst Gymnasium

 Shabba Doo, The Original Lockers; Ejoe Wilson, Elite Force Crew; Traci Bartlow, Starchild Entertainment; Darrin Hodges, Gentlemen of Production

 Department of Theater, Dance & Performance Studies

As a symposium and workshop offering, Dancing Cyphers: Hip Hop’s Embodied Expression will bring together dance communities broadly interested in Hip Hop. More specifically, the event will delve into the history of African American street dance, culture, and the scholarship around its global impact and ancestral connections to specific African dance traditions. Panel discussions and...   More >

$15 UC Berkeley Student/Faculty, $20 Student, $25 General Public

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New Directions in Himalayan Studies: A Joint UC Berkeley-CNRS Workshop

Conference/Symposium | March 2 | 9 a.m.-6 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Alexander von Rospatt, Professor, Buddhist and South Asian Studies; Acting Chair, South and Southeast Asian Studies; and Director, Himalayan Studies Initiative

 Stéphane Gros, ISAS Visiting Scholar, 2017; Researcher, Centre d'Études Himalayennes, CNRS - Villejuif

 Institute for South Asia Studies, The Berkeley Himalayan Studies Program, France Berkeley Fund, Centre d'Etudes Himalayennes (CEH) of the National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), France

A three-day workshop at UC Berkeley that will bring together experts working on the Himalayan region in the Humanities and Social Sciences.

Dealing With Infinity: Art and the Transformation of the Symbolic Order

Conference/Symposium | March 1 – 2, 2019 every day | 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion, Department of German

This is a multi-day, interdisciplinary workshop. Presentations on Friday, March 1st will run from 10:00am-4:30pm, and from 10:00am-2:00pm on Saturday, March 2nd.

A genealogy of the historical forms of imagination or of attentiveness in literature and the other arts traces these forms back to epistemological realms that predate aesthetic experience: to the medieval formation of the soul, to...   More >

Dealing with Infinity: Art and the transformations of the symbolic order

Workshop | March 1 – 2, 2019 every day | 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 Niklaus Largier, Professor of German and Comparative Literature, Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion; David Marno, Associate Professor of English, Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion

 Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion

This is a multi-day, interdisciplinary workshop. Presentations on Friday, March 1st will run from 10:00am-4:30pm., and from 10:00am-2:00pm on Saturday, March 2nd.

A genealogy of the historical forms of imagination or of attentiveness in literature and the other arts traces these forms back to epistemological realms that predate aesthetic experience: to the medieval formation of the soul, to...   More >

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 3 – December 29, 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 plants from around the world, learn about the vast diversity in the collection, and see what is currently in bloom. Meet at the Entry Plaza.

Free with Garden admission. Advanced registration not required

CASA Coffee Chats

Special Event | March 2 | 2-4 p.m. |  Passione Caffe

 91 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Cal Alumni Student Association (CASA)

Distinguished Cal alumni can sign up to mentor current Cal students during Coffee Chats with CASA! This year’s coffee chats will occur monthly on Saturdays at PiQ Bakery, which is located across from the Downtown Berkeley BART Station.

Each coffee chat will take place in a group setting, allowing 2-3 students to speak with 1 alumni for 1 hour.

Coffee will be provided. Dress code is casual.

The Cold Heart

Film - Feature | March 2 | 4 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Filmed in 1931–33 by the young piano teacher Karl Ulrich Schnabel, The Cold Heart is a curiosity, a long-unfinished film that remained hidden for years until the reels were found and restored by Raff Fluri. In this morality tale set largely in the forests and villages around Berlin, our protagonist, Peter Munk (played by young Swiss actor Franz Schnyder), encounters challenges that test his soul...   More >

Literary Representations of Buddhist Funerals

Colloquium | March 2 | 5-6:30 p.m. |  Jodo Shinshu Center

 2140 Durant Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Michihiro Ama, University of Montana

 Mark Blum, UC Berkeley

 Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Center for Buddhist Studies, Otani University, Ryukoku University, BCA Center for Buddhist Education, Institute of Buddhist Studies, Shinshu Center of America

In this lecture, Natsume Sōseki’s The Miner and “A Rainy Day” in To the Spring Equinox and Beyond are treated as works of path literature. During the Buddhist funerals, periods of transition in the lives of the literary characters and new sensations regarding life and death are identified through the connection of the term “path” as a synonym for passage. The funerals lead the fictional...   More >

Hyenas

Film - Feature | March 2 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Center for African Studies

Mambéty adapts a timeless parable about human greed into a biting satire of Africa betraying the hopes of independence for the false promises of Western materialism. Years ago, in Dakar’s port district, a mysterious prostitute, Linguère, appeared for a few years, and just as suddenly disappeared. Mambéty imagined her history, and then discovered an ending for her story when he saw Ingrid Bergman...   More >

eco ensemble

Performing Arts - Music | March 2 | 8 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

David Milnes, conductor
Sivan ELDAR you'll drown, dear (US Premiere)
Carmine CELLA When the light thickens (US Premiere)
Amadeus REGUCERA RAW (World Premiere)
Matthew SCHUMAKER Nocte Lux
CELLA La mémoire de l'eau (US Premiere)

UC Berkeley's Dept. of Music welcomes its newest addition in composer and scientist Carmine Cella. Led by David Milnes, the adventurous eco ensemble presents a...   More >

$20-10

  Buy tickets online

Akram Khan: Xenos

Performing Arts - Dance | March 2 | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Akram Khan, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

Revered dancer, choreographer, and theater artist Akram Khan is known for physically demanding, visually spellbinding solo productions that combine Indian kathak with modern dance,
and mine personal and cultural histories in works of sublime storytelling. XENOS is Khan’s final solo creation before his planned retirement as a performer, and reveals the beauty and horrors of the
human condition...   More >

$30-78 (prices subject to change)

  Tickets go on sale August 7. Buy tickets online or by calling 510-642-9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Akram Khan performs XENOS, Saturday–Sunday, March 2–3, 2019 in Zellerbach Hall.

Berkeley Dance Project 2019: the body remembers

Performing Arts - Dance | February 28 – March 2, 2019 every day | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Playhouse

 Joe Goode, Professor of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

Choreographers

Joe Goode, TDPS, Joe Goode Performance Group

Cherie Hill, IrieDance, UC Berkeley Alumna

Rulan Tangen, DANCING EARTH

Latanya Tigner, TDPS, Dimensions Dance Theater

Katie O'Connor, UC Berkeley Alumna

 Department of Theater, Dance & Performance Studies

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of UC Berkeley’s dance program, Berkeley Dance Project 2019: the body remembers will feature an all-student cast performing pieces by professional choreographers Joe Goode, Rulan Tangen, Latanya Tigner, and Cherie Hill, as well as recent dance program alumna Katie O’Connor.

$13 online in advance or $15 at the door for students/seniors and UC Berkeley faculty/staff, $18 online in advance or $20 at the door for general admission

  Buy tickets online

eco ensemble

Performing Arts - Music | March 2 | 8-10 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 eco ensemble, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

UC Berkeley's Dept. of Music welcomes its newest addition in composer and scientist
Carmine Cella. Led by David Milnes, the adventurous eco ensemble presents a program of new
electro-acoustic and instrumental music by an up-and-coming generation of exciting composers. Coproduced
by the Center for New Music & Audio Technologies.

$20

  Tickets go on sale August 7. Buy tickets online or by calling 510-642-9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Sunday, March 3, 2019

African Film Festival 2019

Film - Series | March 2 – May 10, 2019 every day |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

March 2–May 10, 2019

This year’s edition of the African Film Festival highlights the best of both new African cinema and films of the black diaspora. We pay tribute to the great director Bill Gunn—also an actor, playwright, and novelist—with new restorations of two genre-benders, his radical horror film Ganja & Hess and his “meta–soap opera” Personal Problems. The latter was conceived by...   More >

Winter at the Hall

Special Event | December 21, 2018 – March 20, 2019 every day |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

This winter, visit the Hall for interactive exhibits, special hands-on activities, intriguing Planetarium shows, and more!

Through the Learner's Lens: A Student Learning Center Photo Contest

Miscellaneous | February 25 – March 22, 2019 every day |  César E. Chávez Student Center

 Student Learning Center

The UC Berkeley Student Learning Center is excited to invite submissions for our first ever photo contest! We’re calling on the creativity of our campus community to build a collection of images that showcase the diverse ways learning takes place in and through the Student Learning Center. We invite you to share moments in the learning process that excite you, challenge you, and encapsulate the...   More >

Workshop on Tannishō Commentarial Materials

Conference/Symposium | March 1 – 3, 2019 every day |  Jodo Shinshu Center

 2140 Durant Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Center for Buddhist Studies, Otani University, Ryukoku University, BCA Center for Buddhist Education, Institute of Buddhist Studies, Shinshu Center of America

The Centers for Japanese Studies and Buddhist Studies at the University of California, Berkeley, together with Ōtani University and Ryūkoku University in Kyoto announce a workshop under the supervision of Mark Blum that will focus on critically examining premodern and modern hermeneutics of the Tannishō, a core text of the Shin sect of Buddhism, and arguably the most well-read...   More >

New Directions in Himalayan Studies: A Joint UC Berkeley-CNRS Workshop

Conference/Symposium | March 3 | 9 a.m.-1 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Alexander von Rospatt, Professor, Buddhist and South Asian Studies; Acting Chair, South and Southeast Asian Studies; and Director, Himalayan Studies Initiative

 Stéphane Gros, ISAS Visiting Scholar, 2017; Researcher, Centre d'Études Himalayennes, CNRS - Villejuif

 Institute for South Asia Studies, The Berkeley Himalayan Studies Program, France Berkeley Fund, Centre d'Etudes Himalayennes (CEH) of the National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), France

A three-day workshop at UC Berkeley that will bring together experts working on the Himalayan region in the Humanities and Social Sciences.

SOLD OUT - Psychedelic Plants: Introduction to the biology and ritual ethnobotany of Peyote, Tobacco, and Ayahuasca

Lecture | March 3 | 10 a.m.-1 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Psychedelic plant rituals are part of humanity’s ancient relationship to nature. Other psychoactive plant species, such as tobacco, are partner to those rituals. Each of these can carry potential wisdom, healing, yet also shadows, depending on human factors. Learn about the botany, chemistry, and indigenous ceremonial histories of these few species, which all evolved in the Americas.

$45 / $40 UCBG Members

 SOLD OUT.

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 3 – December 29, 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 plants from around the world, learn about the vast diversity in the collection, and see what is currently in bloom. Meet at the Entry Plaza.

Free with Garden admission. Advanced registration not required

Guided Tours: Hans Hofmann

Tour/Open House | March 3 | 2 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Explore Hans Hofmann’s dynamic and influential work with guided tours on selected Wednesdays, Sundays, and Free First Thursdays.

Prompts for Inclusion Workshop

Workshop | March 3 | 2 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Join independent writer, curator, and public scholar Christian L. Frock and friends for a reading and informal dialogue about how we can foster greater inclusion in public life—as a means of resistance in a political atmosphere focused on exclusion, and as a matter of building community and personal integrity. Free limited-edition Risograph posters featuring Frock’s essay “Prompts for Inclusion:...   More >

Takács Quartet

Performing Arts - Music | March 3 | 3-5 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Takács Quartet, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

Program:
Haydn/Quartet in G Major, Op. 76, No. 1
Bartók/Quartet No. 6, Sz. 114, BB 119
Mendelssohn/Quartet No. 6 in F minor, Op. 80

Takács Quartet performs Sunday, February 24, and Sunday, March 3, 2019 in Hertz Hall.

Van Gogh

Film - Feature | March 3 | 3 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Maurice Pialat looks at Van Gogh without pity, as an artist who owns his character; who is part of and apart from a true and bustling world, recreated by Pialat with casual exactness that tips the brush to Renoir (père and fils); and who is daily involved and occasionally buoyed by people drawn to him in affection and exasperation (a marvelous ensemble cast). In the last two months of his life...   More >

Akram Khan: Xenos

Performing Arts - Dance | March 3 | 5-7 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Akram Khan, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

Revered dancer, choreographer, and theater artist Akram Khan is known for physically demanding, visually spellbinding solo productions that combine Indian kathak with modern dance,
and mine personal and cultural histories in works of sublime storytelling. XENOS is Khan’s final solo creation before his planned retirement as a performer, and reveals the beauty and horrors of the
human condition...   More >

$30-78 (prices subject to change)

  Tickets go on sale August 7. Buy tickets online or by calling 510-642-9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Greek Life Food Experience Roundtable

Meeting | March 3 | 7-8 p.m. |  Tri Delta Sorority

 2300 Warring Street, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Berkeley Food Institute

Are you in Cal Greeks and skipping meals? Do you wish your kitchen was open on weekends? Are your kitchens clean? Do you get to eat the food that makes you feel at home?

Come join us on March 3 from 7 – 8pm at Tri Delta to have a discussion about the Greek Life food experiences and how it intersects with health, sustainability, and equity. There will be students from on campus food resources...   More >

  RSVP online

Ouaga Girls

Film - Documentary | March 3 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Center for African Studies

This cinema verité documentary follows a small group of young women who are studying to become auto mechanics at the Women’s Center of Initiation and Apprenticeship to Trades in Ouagadougou. With unemployment among young people exceeding 50 percent, these classmates are eager to challenge society’s expectations and demonstrate that women can do any job, including this traditionally male one....   More >