<< May 2019 >>

Wednesday, May 1, 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 >

THIS SH*T IS FOR US

Special Event | April 29 – May 7, 2019 every day | D-3 Hearst Field Annex

 College of Environmental Design

A weeklong celebration of #BLACKGIRLHEALING and creative expressions on sisterhood, spirituality, ancestry, joy, care, wellness, and healing featuring art for and by black women and girls.

Free Wednesday at the Garden

Special Event | January 2 – December 4, 2019 the first Wednesday of the month every month |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Every first Wednesday at the Garden is free admission day.

Spring at the Hall

Special Event | March 21 – June 7, 2019 every day | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

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

Infosession about the Goldman Sachs Digital Innovators Research Program

Information Session | May 1 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 190 Doe Library

 Data Sciences

UC Berkeley is one of five schools invited to participate in the newly-launched Goldman Sachs Digital Innovators Research Program. PhDs and graduate students, as well as undergraduate students, are encouraged to apply, especially those with their degree programs completed by August 2019.

Discovery Station: Flowers

Special Event | May 1 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

What is the purpose of a flower—what does the flower attract, how does the flower attract it, and why? Observe a variety of different flower structures.

CANCELED: From planarians to parasites: stem cells and developmental plasticity in flatworms

Seminar | May 1 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building | Canceled

 Phil Newmark, Morgridge Institute for Research

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

MVZ LUNCH SEMINAR - Noelle Bittner (CANCELLED): Tba

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

 Noelle Bittner

 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 >

Foreign student emigration to the United States: pathways of entry, demographic antecedents, and origin-country contexts: A Brown Bag Talk

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

 Kevin Thomas, Professor, Sociology, Demography, African Studies, Penn State University

 Population Science, Department of Demography

In this study, we use information from a uniquely developed database to examine recent trends in international student migration to the United States. Our results highlight the differential contributions to these trends made by various entry pathways.

Noon Concert: University Wind Ensemble

Performing Arts - Music | May 1 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

Matthew Sadowski, director

Commencing its 67th season, the Noon Concert series features the Music Department’s varied and diverse performance activities. Inaugurated in 1953, these concerts are very popular and well attended by those on campus and in the wider community. Traditionally on Wednesdays and Fridays, each concert begins promptly at 12:15 and ends by 1pm.

Plant and Microbial Biology Seminar: "Predicting Antibiotic Resistance"

Seminar | May 1 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall

 Roy Kishony, Israel Institute of Technology

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

Roy Kishony is the Marilyn and Henry Taub Professor of Life Sciences, the director of the Lorry I. Lokey Interdisciplinary Center for Life Sciences and Engineering, and a Faculty of Biology. Combining novel quantitative experimental techniques and clinical studies with mathematical modeling and advanced data analysis, Kishony's lab is studying microbial evolution with a specific focus on...   More >

Nanomaterials Enable Delivery of Functional Genetic Material Without Transgenic DNA Integration in Mature Plants

Seminar | May 1 | 12-1 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Markita Landry, University of California, Berkeley

 Bioengineering (BioE)

Genetic engineering of plants is at the core of sustainability efforts, natural product synthesis, and agricultural crop engineering. The plant cell wall is a barrier that limits the ease and throughput with which exogenous biomolecules can be delivered to plants. Current delivery methods either suffer from host range limitations, low transformation efficiencies, tissue regenerability, tissue...   More >

Ancient Hunter-Gatherer Explorers on Cyprus: Traversing Land and Sea during the Epipalaeolithic

Lecture | May 1 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Lisa Maher, Department of Anthropology

 Archaeological Research Facility

Although the Mediterranean islands produced some of the most sophisticated cultures of the ancient world, until recently there was little evidence that these islands were occupied prior to the Neolithic. Identifying and dating Epipalaeolithic occupations on Cyprus addresses issues of exploration and movement into new territories.

Moving Towards Open Scholarship: UC, Elsevier and All the Rest

Presentation | May 1 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Barrows Hall, Social Science Matrix, 8th Floor

 Jeff MacKie-Mason

 Center for Studies in Higher Education

The movement to make new scholarship freely available to all readers began at least by 1994 with Stevan Harnad's "Subversive proposal". In 2013 the UC Academic Senate adopted one of the first mandatory OA policies in the US, requiring that a copy of all newly authored research be deposited in an open archive regardless of where it is published. In Winter 2018 the University Libraries published an...   More >

Humanitarianism and Filming the Testimony of Trauma

Lecture | May 1 | 12-2 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Professor Meyda Yeğenoğlu, Visiting Scholar, Gender, Sexuality and Feminist Studies, Duke University

 Department of Gender and Women's Studies

“Auction of Souls: The Story of Aurora Mardiganian, the Christian Girl Who Survived the Great Massacres” is a film that claims to recount the “true narrative” of the life of Aurora Mardiganian, a young Armenian girl held in captivity by the Turks during the forced deportation of Armenians in Anatolia before the First World I.

Long Distance Caregiving (BEUHS121)

Workshop | May 1 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

 Maureen Kelly, ED.D., LCSW, Elder Care Program, Be Well @ Work

 Elder Care Program

Being a long distance caregiver to an elder brings its own set of challenges. Assessing needs and navigating resources from afar can be stressful and complicated. This interactive workshop examines when and how to help, how to locate resources in your elder’s area, and how to seek support for yourself.

Harmonic Analysis Seminar: The multilinear Kakeya inequality

Seminar | May 1 | 1:10-2 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

 Kubrat Danailov, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

A short proof of the multilinear Kakeya inequality of Bennett-Carbery-Tao will be presented. This proof (due to Guth, 2015) is based on induction on scales and the Loomis-Whitney inequality, without the nonlinear heat flow of the original proof. In a future lecture, this result will serve as an ingredient in the proof of the multilinear restriction and decoupling inequalities.

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 2 – December 4, 2019 the first Wednesday of the month every month | 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

Topology Seminar (Introductory Talk): Background for main topology talk

Seminar | May 1 | 2:10-3 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Claudia Scheimbauer, NTNU

 Department of Mathematics

I will start by motivating cobordism categories by recalling the notion of topological field theories. Then I will explain why “higher” categories appear naturally in this context (and what they are).

Grand Tour Italiano, 1905–1914

Film - Feature | May 1 | 3 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Over a century ago, a few years after the birth of the Italian nation and the birth of the new art form of cinema, early camera operators were alert to the potential of documenting the beautiful new country for the international cinema-going market and burgeoning tourist industry. Filmmakers from Germany and France flooded in to join Italian cineastes in documenting the landscapes and customs of...   More >

Weekly Coffee Break

Social Event | January 23 – May 1, 2019 every Wednesday with exceptions | 3-4 p.m. | Cafe International House

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Berkeley International Office's Coffee Break is a weekly opportunity for UC Berkeley global students to meet and engage with one another in a relaxing environment. It’s a chance to enjoy free coffee, share stories about your experiences on campus, and get to know Berkeley International Office advisors. All UCB students are invited. Students are free to talk about anything, but...   More >

Rapidly mixing random walks on matroids and related objectsidly mixing random walks on matroids and related objects

Seminar | May 1 | 3-4 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Nima Anari, Stanford University

 Department of Statistics

A central question in randomized algorithm design is what kind of distributions can we sample from efficiently? On the continuous side, uniform distributions over convex sets and more generally log-concave distributions constitute the main tractable class. We will build a parallel theory on the discrete side, that yields tractability for a large class of discrete distributions. We will use this...   More >

International Student Drop-In Career Advising

Meeting | January 23 – May 1, 2019 every Wednesday with exceptions | 3-5 p.m. | Career Center (2440 Bancroft Way), 3rd Floor

 Career Center

Students sign up on site for a 15-minute appointment. First come, first served.

These drop-in appointments can be helpful for your quick questions on the following topics:

-Resume/Cover Letter Critique
-Job or Internship Search
-Networking
-Career Fair Preparation
-Interview Preparation
-Graduate/Professional Program Application
-Others

BIDS Data Science Lecture: Reinventing Expertise in the Age of Platforms: The Case of Data Science

Lecture | May 1 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 190 Doe Library

 Shreeharsh Kelkar, Interpretive Social Scientist, UC Berkeley

 Berkeley Institute for Data Science

"Data scientist,” so says the Harvard Business Review, is “the sexiest job of the 21st century.” What accounts for the prestige that this new professional mode of knowledge production now enjoys across institutions ranging from non-profits to research labs, corporations, hospitals, and schools? Based on a two-year ethnographic study ...   More >

Number Theory Seminar: Algebraicity of values of the Gamma function II

Seminar | May 1 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Rahul Dalal, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Solving Hard Computational Problems using Oscillator Networks

Seminar | May 1 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 560 Evans Hall

 Tianshi Wang, EECS, UC Berkeley

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Over the last few years, there has been considerable interest in Ising machines, ie, analog hardware for solving difficult (NP hard/complete) computational problems effectively. We present a new way to make Ising machines using networks of coupled self-sustaining nonlinear oscillators. Our scheme is theoretically rooted in a novel result that connects the phase dynamics of coupled oscillator...   More >

CBE Colloquium

Colloquium | May 1 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall

 Marc Martin Casas, Ph.D. student in the Mesbah Group; James Lincoff, Ph.D. student in the Head-Gordon Group

 Department of Chemical Engineering

Bayesian experiment design and estimation for probabilistic modeling of biological systems/Development and Application of a Novel Enhanced Sampling Method and Bayesian Analysis for Characterizing Intrinsically Disordered Proteins

Japan's Imperial Underworlds: Intimate Encounters at the Borders of Empire

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

 David Ambaras, North Carolina State University

 Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

In this lecture, David Ambaras reveals how the movement of migrants, smugglers, pirates, and trafficked people between China and Japan -- and their sensationalization in the popular press -- created surprising cross-currents in the politics of Sino-Japanese relations during the years of Japanese imperial expansion.

Topology Seminar (Main Talk): A complete model for the cobordism category

Seminar | May 1 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 3 Evans Hall

 Claudia Scheimbauer, NTNU

 Department of Mathematics

Lurie’s approach to the Cobordism Hypothesis builds upon a suitable higher category of cobordisms. The model of \((\infty,1)\)-categories given by complete Segal spaces (and their higher analogs) are a very natural choice for constructing cobordism categories. A drawback is that the first natural definitions only give Segal spaces, which, for high dimensions, are not complete. This follows...   More >

Center for Computational Biology Seminar: Sohini Ramachandran, Associate Professor, Brown University

Seminar | May 1 | 4:30-5:30 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center

 Center for Computational Biology

Leveraging linkage disequilibrium to identify adaptive and disease-causing mutations

Abstract:
Correlation among genotypes in human population-genetic datasets complicates the localization of both adaptive mutations and disease-causing mutations. I will describe our latest efforts to develop new methods for localizing adaptive and disease-causing mutations, motivated by (1) incorporating...   More >

Big Ideas Awards Celebration 2019

Special Event | May 1 | 5-8 p.m. | 100 Blum Hall

 The Big Ideas Contest

The Awards Celebration brings together the entire Big Ideas community to mark the conclusion of the 2018-2019 contest. This year's winners will participate in a poster session and demo their prototypes. Winning teams will be formally recognized and there will be plenty of opportunities for judges, mentors, industry professionals, and students to network, engage, and learn from one another....   More >

Reporting in India: Berkeley Journalism Students Present their Stories

Presentation | May 1 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Geeta Anand, Acting Professor of Reporting, UC Berkeley School of Journalism

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies, Graduate School of Journalism, Global Poverty and Practice Minor, Master of Development Practice, Department of Rhetoric

Showcasing UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism students reporting on India.

Linguistic Anthropology and Literary and Cultural Studies: A Mellon Foundation Sawyer Seminar: Session 7: Ethics and History of Linguistic Anthropology

Conference/Symposium | May 1 – 2, 2019 every day | 5-7 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Charles Briggs, UC Berkeley; Mary Bucholtz, UC Santa Barbara; Jillian Cavanaugh, CUNY-Brooklyn College; Laura Graham, University of Iowa; Barbra Meek, University of Michigan; Beth Piatote, UC Berkeley

 Department of Comparative Literature, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

This is the last of seven two-day meetings of a Mellon Foundation Sawyer Seminar taking place throughout 2018-2019. The seminar aims to explore the potential of a set of concepts, tools, and critical practices developed in the field of linguistic anthropology for work being done in the fields of literary and cultural criticism.

Why are there so many big earthquakes in Alaska, and does that tell us something about California?: 2019 Lawson Lecture

Lecture | May 1 | 5:30-7 p.m. |  Anna Head Alumnae Hall (2537 Haste St.)

 Dr. Jeffrey T. Freymueller, Michigan State University

 Berkeley Seismology Lab

Many people think that California is the most earthquake-prone state in the US, but in fact 75% of all earthquakes in the United States with magnitudes larger than 5.0 happen in Alaska. I will talk about several of the recent large earthquakes in Alaska, and what our knowledge of active tectonic motions can (and can’t) tell us about them.

Swahili Table

Social Event | January 23 – May 8, 2019 every Wednesday | 5:30-6:30 p.m. |  Jupiter Taproom

 2181 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Elizabeth Resor

 Center for African Studies

Every Wednesdays speak Swahili with your fellow Swahili students and enthusiasts over a drink at Jupiter Taproom. This is an informal gathering to connect with other Swahili speakers on campus and in Berkeley. Each person will support their own beverage purchases, but we will provide the good company (don't worry- beverage/food purchases are NOT required). And of course, Swahili speaking...   More >

Toastmasters on Campus Club: Learn public speaking

Meeting | January 14, 2015 – December 18, 2019 every Wednesday | 6:15-7:30 p.m. | 3111 Etcheverry Hall

 Toastmasters on Campus

Toastmasters has been the world leader in teaching public speaking since 1924. Meetings are an enjoyable self-paced course designed to get you up and running as a speaker in only a few months.

Translating performance and the energy of the line: With Tracie Morris and Vincent Broqua

Lecture | May 1 | 6:30 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, 315, Maude Fife room

 Tracie Morris; Vincent Broqua, Professor, Université Paris 8 Vincennes Saint-Denis

 Department of English

What does reading translation live mean? If the poet is a performer, is the translator a performer as well? How is the energy of poetry translated from the page to the stage? Vincent Broqua and Tracie Morris will talk and perform together, reflecting on modes of translation in performance, and how their collaboration emerged from their discussions on translating poetic lines. They will present...   More >

Poetry Colloquium: Tracie Morris and Vincent Broqua: Translating performance and the energy of the line: a talk, a dialogue, a performance

Reading - Literary | May 1 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, Maude Fife Room/315 Wheeler Hall

 Tracie Morris, Professor, Pratt Institute; Vincent Broqua, Professor, Universite Paris-8

 Department of English

What does reading translation live mean? If the poet is a performer, is the translator a performer as well? How is the energy of poetry translated from the page to the stage? Vincent Broqua and Tracie Morris will talk and perform together, reflecting on modes of translation in performance. In this performance, Morris and Broqua will present their own poetic work together (including new work)
and...   More >

We the People: Restaurants and Living Wages in the #MeToo Era

Lecture | May 1 | 7-9 p.m. |  JCC East Bay, Berkeley Branch

 1414 Walnut Street, Berkeley, CA 94709

 Goldman School of Public Policy, JCC East Bay

With 13 million workers, the restaurant industry is one of the largest and fastest-growing sectors of the US economy—and it is also the lowest paying. Join GSPP, the East Bay Jewish Community Center and Saru Jayaraman in a vibrant discussion about what these low wages mean for tipped workers, how this relates to #MeToo, and what can be done. Followed by a dessert reception.

Saru Jayaraman is...   More >

$15 Member, $20 Non-Member

  Buy tickets online

In Pursuit of Silence: May Movie at Moffitt

Film - Documentary | May 1 | 7-9 p.m. | 405 Moffitt Undergraduate Library

 Library

In Pursuit of Silence is a meditative exploration of our relationship with silence, sound and the impact of noise on our lives. Beginning with an ode to John Cage’s ground-breaking composition 4’33”, In Pursuit of Silence takes us on an immersive cinematic journey around the globe– from a traditional tea ceremony in Kyoto, to the streets of the loudest city on the planet, Mumbai during the wild...   More >

 Must have a UCB student ID for entrance.

May's Movie at Moffitt

The Fruitless Tree

Film - Feature | May 1 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Center for African Studies

Aïcha Macky’s original impetus for making her first feature-length film was to reflect on her mother’s death in childbirth. Her project became even more personal as she turned to her own experience as a married woman without children. While a universal issue, infertility is a taboo topic in Niger, which has the highest average birthrate in the world. Through sharing women’s stories of being...   More >

Alisa Weilerstein, cello: The Complete Bach Suites

Performing Arts - Music | May 1 | 8-10 p.m. |  First Congregational Church

 2345 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Alisa Weilerstein, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

Program:
Suite No. 1 in G Major, BWV 1007
Suite No. 2 in D minor, BWV 1008
Suite No. 3 in C Major, BWV 1009
Suite No. 4 in E-flat Major, BWV 1010
Suite No. 5 in C minor, BWV 1011
Suite No. 6 in D Major, BWV 1012

$42-78 (prices subject to change)

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

Cellist Alisa Weilerstein performs The Complete Bach Suites Wednesday, May 1, 2019 in First Congregational Church.

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies Spring Class Showcases

Performing Arts - Other | May 2 – 9, 2019 every day |  Various Campus Locations (See Below)

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

The Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies invites you to its spring class showcases, where students will share creative projects and techniques conceived and crafted throughout the semester.

THIS SH*T IS FOR US

Special Event | April 29 – May 7, 2019 every day | D-3 Hearst Field Annex

 College of Environmental Design

A weeklong celebration of #BLACKGIRLHEALING and creative expressions on sisterhood, spirituality, ancestry, joy, care, wellness, and healing featuring art for and by black women and girls.

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 >

The Art of Arranging with Edible Flowers

Workshop | May 2 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Explore the world of edible flowers for use in both the kitchen and vase. Join Stefani Bittner, owner of Homestead design collective and author of The Beautiful Edible Garden and Harvest, and lead gardener Sierra Zackzewski for a hands-on discussion and tasting of many of the exquisite edible flowers that grow here in the Bay Area.

$65 / $60 UCBG Member

  Register online or by calling 510-664-7606

Study Abroad Office Hours at Educational Opportunity Program

Information Session | February 14 – May 9, 2019 every Thursday with exceptions | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | César E. Chávez Student Center, Educational Opportunity Program- MLK BNorth CE3

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Interested in studying abroad? A Berkeley Study Abroad Peer Adviser will hold office hours at Educational Opportunity Program on Thursdays from 10 am-noon this spring to answer questions about program options, scholarships, how to apply and additional services offered!

Sign-up on http://tinyurl.com/eopstudyabroad.

Spring at the Hall

Special Event | March 21 – June 7, 2019 every day | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

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

UC Alumni Career Fair

Career Fair | May 2 | 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. |  South San Francisco Conference Center

 255 South Airport BLVD, South San Francisco, CA 94080

 University of California Office of the President

This expo-style hiring event provides a unique opportunity for UC alumni of all career levels to connect with a wide variety of employers. Participation is free for all UC alumni but you must register to attend.

Econ 235, Financial Economics Seminar: Granular Instrumental Variables

Seminar | May 2 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | C330 Haas School of Business

 Xavier Gabaix, Harvard University

 Department of Economics

Joint with Haas Finance Seminar

Are There Different Education Policies for the West and the Rest?

Seminar | May 2 | 12-1 p.m. | Evans Hall, CSHE Conference Room, 768

 Center for Studies in Higher Education

This presentation draws from Inna’s comparative analysis of higher education in the US and Ukraine, specifically on issues of academic integrity and access to higher education. Based on that analysis she will present major differences between the two systems of higher education. Comparative analysis accentuates major challenges facing each system but also highlights structural limitations and...   More >

Professional Program in User Experience (UX) Design Online Information Session

Information Session | May 2 | 12-12:30 p.m. |  Online

 UC Berkeley Extension

UC Berkeley Extension's Professional Program in User Experience Design gives you the training and knowledge you need to develop a portfolio to prepare to enter the field of UX design. Our instructors are experienced designers who bring real-world case studies and challenges to illuminate the theory behind UX. Find out how you can benefit from this curriculum and advance in the field.

 Free. Register online

Mindful Awareness Guided Meditation

Miscellaneous | February 21 – May 2, 2019 every Thursday | 12-1 p.m. | 5400 Berkeley Way West

 Jeffrey Oxendine

 Institute of Personality and Social Research

Focus the mind. Foster creativity, resilience, and well-being. These meetings are free and open to faculty, staff, and students. You are invited to drop in at noon any Thursday.

Asylum and Integration Policies in Germany - from the 1990’s to 2015

Lecture | May 2 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Annette Lützel, University of Hildesheim, Germany

 Institute of European Studies, Pacific Regional Office of the German Historical Institute Washington

How has the framework for the acceptance and integration of refugees changed in Germany since the 1990’s? Annette Lützel, practitioner in residence at the GHI in Berkeley, will discuss the development on the basis of right of residence, integration policies, and access to labor markets.

Oliver E. Williamson Seminar: Quality, Variety and Quantity from the Industrial Revolution to the Digital Revolution

Seminar | May 2 | 12-1:30 p.m. | C325 Haas School of Business

 Aloysius Siow, University of Toronto

 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: Student Reading

Reading - Literary | May 2 | 12:10-12:50 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Library

 Lunch Poems

Lunch Poems presents a Student Reading.

Lunch Poems: Student Reading

Workshop | May 2 | 12:10-1 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Library

 Human Resources

One of the year’s liveliest events, the student reading includes winners of the following prizes: Academy of American Poets, Cook, Rosenberg, and Yang, as well as students nominated by Berkeley’s creative writing faculty, Lunch Poems volunteers, and representatives from student publications.

Communicating Goals and Expectations: BPM104

Workshop | May 2 | 12:30-4:30 p.m. | 24 University Hall

 Human Resources

The content identifies how goals and performance standards fit into the UC Berkeley performance management cycle and performance evaluation process.

AmpEquity Speaker Series with Nancy Green of Athleta

Panel Discussion | May 2 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | Haas School of Business, Spieker Forum

 Nancy Green, Athleta

 Center for Equity, Gender, and Leadership

Join Nancy Green (President and CEO of Athleta) and Kellie McElhaney (Founding Executive Director, Center for Equity, Gender, and Leadership) as they discuss Nancy's Equity Fluent Leadership journey.

This event will be held in the Spieker Forum (6th Fl or Chou Hall) at Berkeley Haas. Doors will open at 12:15pm. A light lunch will be served. This event will feature a fireside chat discussion...   More >

AmpEquity Speaker Series with Nancy Green of Athleta

Panel Discussion | May 2 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | Haas School of Business, Spieker Forum

 Nancy Green, Athleta

 Center for Equity, Gender, and Leadership

Join Nancy Green (President and CEO of Athleta) and Kellie McElhaney (Founding Executive Director, Center for Equity, Gender, and Leadership) as they discuss Nancy's Equity Fluent Leadership journey.

This event will be held in the Spieker Forum (6th Fl or Chou Hall) at Berkeley Haas. Doors will open at 12:15pm. A light lunch will be served. This event will feature a fireside chat discussion...   More >

Librarian Office Hours at the SPH DREAM Office

Miscellaneous | February 7 – May 2, 2019 every Thursday | 1-3 p.m. | Berkeley Way West, 2220 (DREAM Office)

 Michael Sholinbeck

 Library

Drop by during office hours if you need help with your literature reviews; setting up searches in PubMed, Embase, and other databases; using EndNote, RefWorks, or other citation management software; finding statistics or data; and answering any other questions you may have.
NOTE: On Feb. 14: 2:15-3pm only

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

How the Brain Represents Objects

Seminar | May 2 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

 Doris Tsao

 Human Resources

How the brain represents objects

Seminar | May 2 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

 Doris Tsao, Caltech

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Screening and Discussion: Capernaum

Film - Feature | May 2 | 4-6:30 p.m. |  Stephens Hall

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival, and nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.
Capharnaüm (“Chaos”), a new film by Nadine Labaki about the journey of a clever, gutsy 12-year-old boy, Zain, who survives the dangers of the city streets by his wits. He flees his parents and to assert his rights, takes them to court suing them for the “crime” of...   More >

Mathematics Department Colloquium: A theory of hydrodynamic turbulence based on nonequilibrium statistical mechanics

Colloquium | May 2 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 David Ruelle, IHES

 Department of Mathematics

I shall cover some well-known facts about hydrodynamic turbulence, and present a physically coherent view of intermittency in the energy cascade as a cascade of eddies governed by ideas of statistical mechanics. The approach presented is close to the ideas of Kolmogorov but gives a satisfactory estimate of the intermittency exponents and of the Reynolds number at the onset of turbulence. I shall...   More >

Spring 2019 LEP Global Book Club: The Displaced: Refugee Writers on Refugee Lives

Meeting | March 14 – May 2, 2019 every Thursday with exceptions | 5-6 p.m. | 110 César E. Chávez Student Center

 SLC Language Exchange Program, UC Berkeley Student Learning Center

You're invited to join the Spring 2019 LEP Global Book Club! This semester, we will be reading The Displaced: Refugee Writers on Refugee Lives. Edited by Cal grad and Pulitzer Prize-Winning author Viet Thanh Nguyen, this book features the works of refugee writers from around the world. Engaging with their stories provides intimate insight into the realities faced by millions of people in...   More >

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Linguistic Anthropology and Literary and Cultural Studies: A Mellon Foundation Sawyer Seminar: Session 7: Ethics and History of Linguistic Anthropology

Conference/Symposium | May 1 – 2, 2019 every day | 5-7 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Charles Briggs, UC Berkeley; Mary Bucholtz, UC Santa Barbara; Jillian Cavanaugh, CUNY-Brooklyn College; Laura Graham, University of Iowa; Barbra Meek, University of Michigan; Beth Piatote, UC Berkeley

 Department of Comparative Literature, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

This is the last of seven two-day meetings of a Mellon Foundation Sawyer Seminar taking place throughout 2018-2019. The seminar aims to explore the potential of a set of concepts, tools, and critical practices developed in the field of linguistic anthropology for work being done in the fields of literary and cultural criticism.

CANCELED: Khursheed Mahmood Kasuri | Pakistan-India Relations: The Way Forward

Lecture | May 2 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room) | Canceled

 Khurshid Mahmud Kasuri, Pakistani politician, Writer, & (former) Minister of Foreign Affairs of Pakistan

 Munis D. Faruqui, Director, Institute for South Asia Studies; Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies; Associate Professor, South & South East Asian Studies

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies, The Berkeley Pakistan Initiative, Pakistan America Institute

Talk by Khursheed Mahmood Kasuri, former foreign minister for Pakistan and author of "Neither a Hawk Nor a Dove: An insider's account of Pakistan's Foreign Policy."

Graduate Student Happy Hour!

Social Event | May 2 | 5-7 p.m. | Eshleman Hall, Bear's Lair Tavern

 Graduate Assembly

Bear's Lair Tavern is where it's at for the monthly Graduate Student Happy Hour! Open to ALL Graduate Students! Free nosh (supplies may be limited) and drink specials.

The Communist Party of Yugoslavia during World War II: from Underground Organization to Party in Power

Lecture | May 2 | 5:15-6:45 p.m. | 270 Stephens Hall

 Martin Previsic, Assistant Professor, Department of History, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb, Croatia

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

At the beginning of World War II, the Communist Party of Yugoslavia (CPY) was a small and rather insignificant political party in the life of prewar Yugoslavia. During 1941-43, its initial political and war strategies received very little Soviet or Allied backing, but still, support for the partisan movement grew to the point where the Allies were forced to accept the new communist reality, which...   More >

The Politics of the Presocratics: 2019 Heller Lecture

Lecture | May 2 | 6 p.m. | 142 Dwinelle Hall

 Victoria Wohl, University of Toronto

 Department of Classics

Astronomy Night at UC Berkeley

Lecture | May 2 | 7-10 p.m. | 131 Campbell Hall

 Ben Margalit, UC Berkeley

 Department of Astronomy

The May edition of UC Berkeley Astronomy Night features a lecture from Berkeley postdoc Ben Margalit on the discovery of unexpected astrophysical phenomena, from pulsars to gamma-ray bursts.

As always, come join us at Campbell Hall on the UC Berkeley campus on the first Thursday of every month for a FREE night of astronomy and stargazing on the roof with our fleet of telescopes.

Maborosi

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Yumiko, a troubled young woman, believes she is responsible for the death of her grandmother as well as the suicide of her first husband, Ikuo. Five years after Ikuo’s death, she is happily remarried but her guilt and sorrow are never far away. Returning to her home town, she is drawn to a clifftop by the tolling of funeral bells—and by the siren call of the maborosi, a beautiful light that lures...   More >

Friday, May 3, 2019

THIS SH*T IS FOR US

Special Event | April 29 – May 7, 2019 every day | D-3 Hearst Field Annex

 College of Environmental Design

A weeklong celebration of #BLACKGIRLHEALING and creative expressions on sisterhood, spirituality, ancestry, joy, care, wellness, and healing featuring art for and by black women and girls.

Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies Spring Class Showcases

Performing Arts - Other | May 2 – 9, 2019 every day |  Various Campus Locations (See Below)

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

The Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies invites you to its spring class showcases, where students will share creative projects and techniques conceived and crafted throughout the semester.

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 >

18th Annual Transactional Clinical Conference: Classrooms, Campuses and Communities

Conference/Symposium | May 3 | 7:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. |  David Brower Center

 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA

 Law, Boalt School of

Join clinical law professionals from around the country at the 18th annual Transactional Clinical Conference

Futures of Academic Making: Connecting Educational Research and Practice

Conference/Symposium | May 3 | 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. | 310 Jacobs Hall

 Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation

Join UC Berkeley’s Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation and Graduate School of Education for a half-day symposium exploring the future of making-based educational research and practice across the student experience. The day will include keynote talks from Kylie Peppler (UC Irvine) and Paulo Blikstein (Columbia University), project spotlights, and interdisciplinary dialogue.

Refreshments and...   More >

Spring at the Hall

Special Event | March 21 – June 7, 2019 every day | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

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

Mithra, Buddha, and Mani Walk into a Desert...: Indo-Iranian and Sino-Iranian Encounters in Central Asia

Conference/Symposium | May 3 – 4, 2019 every day | 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Tang Center for Silk Road Studies, Institute for South Asia Studies

All panels held at 180 Doe Library (*except where indicated)

Friday May 3, 10am–12:00pm
Introductory Remarks
Sanjyot Mehendale, UC Berkeley

Changing Vocabulary of Manichaean Visual Syntax in Uyghur East Central Asia
Zsuzsanna Gulácsi, Northern Arizona University

Manichaean Official Documents in their Central Asian Context
Adam Benkato, UC Berkeley

Manichaean Evidence for Kushan...   More >

Alcohol and Amine Derivatives Guide Position-Selective C–H Functionalization Reactions

Seminar | May 3 | 10-11 a.m. | 775 Tan Hall

 Prof. Jennifer Roizen, Dept. of Chemistry, Duke University

 College of Chemistry

Free radical reactions represent an important and versatile class of chemical transformations. Nitrogen-centered radical applications remain underexplored due to the lack of convenient methods for their generation. Recent advances have improved access to nitrogen-centered radicals through photoredox-mediated oxidation of two such directing groups: amides and sulfonamides. Guided by this approach,...   More >

'Information and Uncertainty in Data Science' Discussion Forum

Meeting | May 3 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 190B Doe Library

 Berkeley Institute for Data Science

The 'Information and Uncertainty in Data Science' Discussion Forum is a forum for open inquiry and discussion about a wide range of recurring data science fundamentals, including information, uncertainty, entropy, bits, probability, machine learning, generalization, and others. All interested members of the UC Berkeley, UCSF, LBL and LLNL communities are welcome and encouraged to attend.

History Adrift: A Conversation with Namwali Serpell

Seminar | May 3 | 12-2 p.m. | 113 César E. Chávez Student Center

 Namwali Serpell

 Human Resources

The SLC Language Exchange and Writing Programs are honored to host a conversation with author Namwali Serpell about her debut novel, The Old Drift. Join us on May 3rd from 12-2PM as she reads from her book, shares insight into her writing process, and discusses how reimagining the past can enhance our understanding of the present and future.

About the Author
Namwali Serpell is an associate...   More >

History Adrift: A Conversation with Namwali Serpell

Reading - Literary | May 3 | 12-2 p.m. | 113 César E. Chávez Student Center

 Namwali Serpell

 Student Learning Center Writing Program, Student Learning Center Language Exchange Program

The SLC Language Exchange and Writing Programs are honored to host a conversation with author Namwali Serpell about her debut novel, The Old Drift. Join us on May 3rd from 12-2PM as she reads from her book, shares insight into her writing process, and discusses how reimagining the past can enhance our understanding of the present and future.

  RSVP online by May 1.

History Adrift: A Conversation with Namwali Serpell

Environmental Engineering Seminar: Environmental Engineering Seminar

Lecture | May 3 | 12-1 p.m. | 534 Davis Hall

 Dr. Tom Kirchstetter, Associate Adjunct Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UC Berkeley

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

Yoga for Tension and Stress Relief (BEUHS664)

Workshop | May 3 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 251 Hearst Gymnasium

 Laurie Ferris

 Be Well at Work - Wellness

Practicing yoga can release tension in your joints, give you greater range of motion, and offer increased comfort in all aspects of your life. Learn basic yoga poses and breathing techniques to transform your practice into a moving meditation. Optional: Join the Passport Yoga Passport Challenge and get a different stamp for each class to be entered into a drawing for a yoga prize! Please bring...   More >

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Solid State Technology and Devices Seminar: 24/7 Electricity Produced by Intermittent Power Requires Its Energy Storage

Seminar | May 3 | 1-2 p.m. | Cory Hall, The Hogan Room, 521

 Jerry Woodall, Electrical and Computer Engineering, UC Davis

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

This is a simple story with a no-brainer punchline included in the title. Except for geothermal and nuclear energy, the sun is, and has been, the source of nearly all energy used on our planet. The problem is that the earth receives plenty of intermittent solar power, but not as solar energy.

Dissertation Talk: Approximate counting, phase transitions and geometry of polynomials

Seminar | May 3 | 1:30-2:30 p.m. | 306 Soda Hall

 Jingcheng Liu, UC Berkeley

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

In classical statistical physics, a phase transition is understood by studying the geometry (the zero-set) of an associated polynomial (the partition function). In this talk I will show that one can exploit this notion of phase transitions algorithmically, and conversely exploit the analysis of algorithms to understand phase transitions. As applications, I will give efficient deterministic...   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

DNA Origami Tools for Cryo-EM: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | May 3 | 2-3 p.m. | 4 LeConte Hall

 Prof. Shawn Douglas, UC San Franciscso, Cellular Molecular Pharmacology

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

Watch a brief animated explainer of bionanotechnology at http://www.shawndouglas.com

Dissertation Talk: Modular and Safe Event-Driven Programming

Seminar | May 3 | 2:30-3:30 p.m. | 531 Cory Hall

 Ankush Pankaj Desai, University Of California, Berkeley

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Asynchronous event-driven systems can be found in myriad domains including cloud computing systems, device drivers, and robotics.
These systems are notoriously hard to get right as the programmer needs to reason about numerous control paths resulting from the complex interleaving of events (messages) and failures.
Unsurprisingly, it is easy to introduce subtle errors while attempting to fill...   More >

Fiction or Reality: Thinking Fukushima through Art

Seminar | May 3 | 2:30-4 p.m. | 226 Dwinelle Hall

 Saeko Kimura, Professor, Tsuda University

 Miryam Sas, Professor, UC Berkeley

 Center for Japanese Studies (CJS)

While we share the sense that fiction and plastic arts reflect a different relationship to reality than that of documentary or journalistic writing, writing on Fukushima often encounters a difficulty in distinguishing between the fictional and the real. How have recent Japanese artists and writers after 3-11 broached and responded to this difficulty in dividing the real from the imaginary? Is...   More >

https://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/nhknewsline/backstories/sunchild/ (accessed April 29, 2019)

Ocean Wave Turbulence – From Theory to Computation: E201 Ocean Engineering Seminar Series, Spring 2019

Seminar | May 3 | 2:30-4 p.m. | 3109 Etcheverry Hall

 Dr. Yulin Pan, Assistant Professor of Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering, University of Michigan

 Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME)

Abstract: In this presentation, we seek a first-principles understanding of the stationary and invariant form of ocean wave spectrum based on wave turbulence theory, which describes the statistical property of an ensemble of waves in weakly nonlinear interactions. The starting point of the research is on capillary waves, which dominate the small-scale dynamics of ocean surface. Allowing triad...   More >

Composition Colloquium: Katie Balch

Colloquium | May 3 | 3 p.m. | 250 Morrison Hall

 Department of Music

Called "intricate" and an "exquisite sound world" by icareifyoulisten, Katherine's music has been commissioned and performed by the Tokyo, Minnesota, Oregon, and Albany Symphony Orchestras, American Composer's Orchestra, Ensemble Intercontemporain, Antico Moderno, FLUX Quartet, International Contemporary Ensemble, wild Up, Contemporaneous, and Concert Artists Guild, among others, in such venues...   More >

Arithmetic Geometry and Number Theory RTG Seminar: The unipotent Albanese map and rational points on varieties

Seminar | May 3 | 3-5 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Daniel Hast, Rice University

 Department of Mathematics

Given a curve of genus at least $2$ over a number field, Faltings' theorem tells us that its set of rational points is finite. Provably computing the set of rational points remains a major open problem, as does the question of whether the number of rational points can be uniformly bounded. We will survey some recent progress and ongoing work using the Chabauty–Kim method, which uses the...   More >

The Concept of Context

Seminar | May 3 | 3-5 p.m. | 107 South Hall

 Michael Buckland

 Human Resources

Information is inevitably created in a context and, whenever used, is necessarily used in some context. Intermediaries, too, have their own contexts. The literature on information-related behavior mentioning context is vast and varied. Nevertheless the concept of âcontextâ itself seems underdeveloped in information studies beyond the simple case of spatial and temporal metadata. Formal models of...   More >

MENA Salon: Reflections on Egyptian-Turkish Relations

Workshop | May 3 | 3-4 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Every Friday the CMES hosts an informal guided discussion of current events in the Middle East and North Africa, open to all.

Egypt and Turkey’s relations since 2011 have had both change and strain. For our last salon of the semester, former Egyptian Ambassador to Turkey, Abdul-Rahman Salah will be our guest. We will discuss his experiences in the field and the future of Egyptian-Turkish...   More >

Spring 2019 BLC Fellows Instructional Development Research Projects

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

 Berkeley Language Center

Building Bridges Across Cultures: Intercultural Service Learning
Amelia Barili, Lecturer, Spanish & Portuguese
In our troubled global world and our diverse communities, our students need to develop positive attitudes, skills, values, knowledge and understanding towards people with different world views and to collaborate in common projects with them to develop a shared sense of humanity....   More >

The Concept of Context

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

 Michael Buckland

 Information, School of

Information is inevitably created in a context and, whenever used, is necessarily used in some context. Intermediaries, too, have their own contexts. The literature on information-related behavior mentioning context is vast and varied. Nevertheless the concept of âcontextâ itself seems underdeveloped in information studies beyond the simple case of spatial and temporal metadata. Formal models...   More >

Information Access Seminar: Niloufar Salehi

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

 Niloufar Salehi

 Information, School of

FOUNDATIONS FOR CHANGE: Thomas I. Yamashita Prize and KIDS FIRST: David L. Kirp Prize Award Ceremony

Presentation | May 3 | 4-6 p.m. |  The Latinx Research Center

 2547 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA 94720

 Genevieve Negrón-Gonzales, Associate Professor of Education, University of San Francisco

 Institute for the Study of Societal Issues, Public Health, School of, Latinx Research Center, Jurisprudence and Social Policy Program

Please join us as we honor Joel Sati and Rosa M. Jiménez, recipients of the FOUNDATIONS FOR CHANGE: Thomas I. Yamashita Prize, and Gabriel Santamaria, Alejandra León Herrera, and Nolan Pokpongkiat, recipients of the KIDS FIRST: David L. Kirp Prize.

With Keynote by Genevieve Negrón-Gonzales, Associate Professor of Education, University of San Francisco

Free

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Music Studies Colloquium: Svanibor Pettan (University of Ljubljana, Slovenia): Minorities in a War-Peace Continuum: How Applied Ethnomusicology Can Help

Colloquium | May 3 | 4:30 p.m. | 128 Morrison Hall

 Department of Music

Svanibor Pettan studied ethnomusicology in Croatia (B.A.), Slovenia (M.A.), and USA (Ph.D.). He researched music in his native Croatia, Slovenia, in the Balkans (particularly in Kosovo), Africa (Tanzania, Egypt), Australia, and USA. At the University of Oslo he became involved with applied ethnomusicology through the Bosnian-Norwegian project" Azra."
His specialties include Balkan Gypsy music,...   More >

Three Debut Speculative Fiction Writers: A Conversation with Carmen Maria Machado, Lesley Nneka Arimah, and Alice Sola Kim

Panel Discussion | May 3 | 6:30-8 p.m. | 300 Wheeler Hall

 Carmen Maria Machado; Lesley Nneka Arimah; Alice Sola Kim

 Department of English, Peripheral Futures Group

Carmen Maria Machado is the author of *Her Body and Other Parties*; Lesley Nneka Arimah is the author of *What It Means When a Man Falls from the Sky*; Alice Sola Kim is a recipient of a Whiting Award and has been published in the *Best American Science Fiction and Fantasy 2017*.

Email serpell@berkeley.edu to receive copies of the stories we will be discussing.

Memories of Prison

Film - Feature | May 3 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

“The prison in my film is a metaphor of Brazilian society . . . the jail of social and political conventions that still represses the Brazilian people” (dos Santos). In the thirties, the Vargas dictatorship’s witch hunts captured many a leftist, including the writer Graciliano Ramos (Barren Lives), who was secretary of education in his home state of Alagoas. Ramos’s autobiographical novel, and...   More >

University Baroque Ensemble

Performing Arts - Music | May 3 | 7:30 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

Christine Brandes, director
Vocalists from the 150B studio
Nicholas Nackley, director
PURCELL Dido and Aeneas

Berkeley’s University Baroque Ensemble (UBE) was founded in 2003 as a successor to the Collegium musicum. It is, as far as weknow, the only student group in the world that performs not just on copies of original instruments but on original eighteenth-century instruments. These...   More >

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

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Silkroad Ensemble: Heroes Take Their Stands (Cal Performances Co-commission)

Performing Arts - Music | May 3 | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Silkroad Ensemble, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

Program:
Pauchi Sasaki/Electra (working title)
Colin Jacobsen/Arjuna at Kuru: Discourse with Lord Krishna
Jason Moran/Martin Luther King, Jr. (working title)
Kayhan Kalhor/Siavosh in Touran: Farewell to his Wife and Horse
Zhao Lin/Dou E at Chuzhou

$30-68 (prices subject to change)

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Silkroad Ensemble performs Heroes Take Their Stands Friday, May 3, 2019 in Zellerbach Hall.

The House of the Spirits

Performing Arts - Theater | May 3 – 4, 2019 every day | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Playhouse

 Michael Moran

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

A new play by Caridad Svich | Based on a novel by Isabel Allende | Directed by Michael Moran

Based on Isabel Allende’s best-selling novel, Caridad Svich’s The House of the Spirits follows three generations of the Trueba family—their loves, their ambitions, their spiritual quests, and their place in the post-colonial social and political turmoil embroiling their South American country....   More >

$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

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