<< May 2019 >>

Thursday, May 9, 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.

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 >

Bike to Work Day 2019

Miscellaneous | May 9 | 7-9:30 a.m. |  Sproul Plaza

 Bike East Bay

Pledge to Ride on Bike to Work Day, Thursday, May 9

Join the fun on the biggest bike day of the year! Pledge to ride and you’ll receive a map of Energizer Stations where you can get your free Bike to Work Day bag. You’ll also get $10 off at Mike’s Bikes!

Visit an Energizer Station to get your free Bike to Work Day bag. This handy canvas tote is filled with...   More >

Paris/Berkeley/Bonn/Zürich Analysis Seminar: Multiphase mean curvature flow: From numerical schemes to analysis

Seminar | May 9 | 9:10-10 a.m. | 238 Sutardja Dai Hall

 Tim Laux, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Multiphase mean curvature flow has, due to its importance in materials science, received a lot of attention over the last decades. In this talk, I will show how the gradient-flow structure allows to prove convergence results for several numerically relevant schemes, including phase-field models and thresholding schemes in codimensions one and two. The methods combine basic geometric measure...   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!

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.

Botanical Illustration: Flowers with Catherine Watters

Workshop | May 9 – 10, 2019 every day | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

This two-day class will focus on flowers and introduce you to the fascinating world of Botanical Art. Catherine Watters will teach you to observe, measure and draw plants in great detail and with botanical accuracy. Students will work with graphite, colored pencil and watercolors. All levels are welcome.

$190, $175 members

  Register online or by calling 510-664-7606

Dissertation Talk: Building Interactive Query Systems at Scale

Seminar | May 9 | 10-11 a.m. | 465H Soda Hall

 Anurag Khandelwal, University of California at Berkeley

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Modern cloud data services aim to support increasingly sophisticated queries with interactive response times. These services can be broadly divided into two categories: read-intensive applications such as web services, and write-intensive applications such as real-time monitoring of event streams. In both cases, supporting sophisticated queries interactively and at scale raises significant...   More >

EH&S 403 Training Session

Course | May 9 | 10:30-11:30 a.m. | 370 University Hall | Note change in date

 Jason Smith, UC Berkeley Office of Environment, Health, & Safety

 Office of Environment, Health & Safety

This session briefly covers the UC Berkeley specific radiation safety information you will need to start work.​ In addition, dosimeter will be issued, if required.

Dissertation Talk: Faster Algorithms and Graph Structure via Gaussian Elimination

Colloquium | May 9 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 606 Soda Hall

 Aaron Schild

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Applied Math Seminar: Four “better” ways to solve the Navier-Stokes equations: simulation of Richardson pair dispersion, ensemble discretization methods, an auxiliary equation approach for UQ, and filtered regularizations.

Seminar | May 9 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Max Gunzburger, Florida State University

 Department of Mathematics

The facetious and self-serving title refers to four approaches for Navier-Stokes simulations. The first involves the analysis, numerical analysis, and an efficient implementation strategy for a recently proposed fractional Laplacian closure model that accounts for Richardson pair dispersion observed in turbulent flows. The second is the exploitation of accurate and widely applicable ensemble...   More >

Dissertation Talk: Constructive Formal Control Synthesis through Abstraction and Decomposition

Presentation | May 9 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 531 Cory Hall

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

It is often easier to describe what we want an autonomous system to do rather than how to do it. A control synthesizer bridges that gap by automatically constructing control software so the closed loop dynamics enforce a desired behavior such as safety or reachability. While many specific instances of control synthesis have elegant mathematical solutions, designing tractable algorithms to compute...   More >

Econ 235, Financial Economics Seminar: Topic Forthcoming

Seminar | May 9 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | C330 Haas School of Business

 Emanuele Colonelli, Chicago Booth

 Department of Economics

Joint with Haas Finance Seminar

Combining C++ and R with Rcpp

Seminar | May 9 | 12-1 p.m. | 177 Stanley Hall

 Sean Wu, Epidemiology

 QB3 - California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences

This Computational Biology Skills Seminar is taught by graduate students and focuses on software tools, techniques, and libraries that are useful for researchers performing computation and data analysis. There is an emphasis on subjects related to the biological sciences, but many of the techniques are general and the seminar is open to researchers in other disciplines. RSVP for lunch.

Oliver E. Williamson Seminar

Seminar | May 9 | 12-1:30 p.m. | C325 Haas School of Business

 Emily Breza, Harvard

 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 >

The Trouble With Testosterone

Seminar | May 9 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Ignacio Moore, Virginia Tech

 Department of Integrative Biology

Applied Natural Language Processing Project Presentations

Special Event | May 9 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 202 South Hall

 Information, School of

Student project presentations from Info 256.

Dissertation talk: Untethered Microrobots of the Rolling, Jumping and Flying Kinds

Presentation | May 9 | 1-2 p.m. | Cory Hall, 521 Hogan room

 Palak Bhushan, EECS Dept, UC Berkeley

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

In this talk we will look at the design of 0.1gram centimeter-scale microbots utilizing different locomotion strategies as a means of transport. The focus won't be on the brain or useful payloads for these bots, but instead on the electro-mechanical design to make these tether-less, which is a necessary precursor to making autonomous microbots.

We start with the design of a micro-ratcheting...   More >

Nanoscale Devices based on Two-dimensional Materials and Ferroelectric Materials

Seminar | May 9 | 1-2 p.m. | 775 Tan Hall

 Dr. Wenjuan Zhu, Assistant Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

 College of Chemistry

Further scaling of complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor (CMOS) dimensions will soon lead to a tremendous rise in power consumption while limited gain in the performance of integrated circuits. “Beyond-CMOS” devices, based on new materials, device concepts and architectures, can potentially overcome these limitations and further improve the performance, reduce energy consumption, and add novel...   More >

AppNet Meeting

Meeting | November 8, 2018 – May 9, 2019 the second Thursday of the month every other month | 1-2 p.m. | 212 Cory Hall

 AppNet

AppNet is a platform-agnostic community of practice for application programmers at UC Berkeley.

For the 2018-19 academic year, AppNet is holding informal meetings to just "talk shop", without scheduled speakers or agenda.
These meetings are held bimonthly on the second Thursday of every other month, from 1 to 2 pm, in 212 Cory Hall. Come join us!

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

Data Mining and Analytics Project Presentations

Special Event | May 9 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. |  150 Graduate School of Public Policy

 Information, School of

Final project presentations for the course Info 254. Data Mining and Analytics.

Special Seminar: From signal representations to musical creation: a geometric approach

Seminar | May 9 | 2:10-3 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Carmine Cella, CNMAT, UC Berkeley Music

 Department of Mathematics

Carmine Emanuele Cella, assistant professor in music and technology at CNMAT, will present work done in the last years in searching good signal representations that permit high-level manipulation of musical concepts. After the definition of a geometric approach to signal representation, the theory of sound-types and its application to music will be presented. Finally, recent research on assisted...   More >

New Volunteer Information Session

Information Session | May 9 | 3-4:30 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Perry Hall

 Botanical Garden

Join us for an information session about the volunteer programs at UCBG. Find out what opportunities are currently available, what the requirements are, and learn how to get started.

In addition to registering, please email the Volunteer & Tour Coordinator at perry[at]berkeley.edu.

  Register online or by calling 510-643-7265

Bayer Tech Talk for Graduate Students: Biological Development Innovations at Bayer Berkeley

Information Session | May 9 | 3-4 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Bioengineering (BioE)

Bayer process development scientists/engineers will describe the applied innovation that is happening right down the road at Bayer Berkeley. Biological Development not only carries out day-to-day product-development activities, but is constantly adopting innovative technologies into their daily work. Examples from the very practical to cutting edge scientific work will be shared.

Meet Paul Wu,...   More >

Innovations and Inspirations: A Benefit Event: Featuring Sally Jewell, 51st Secretary of the Interior (2013–2017)

Special Event | May 9 | 5:30-9 p.m. |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Sally Jewell

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

Join us for an evening of celebrating 50 years of innovation and impact at the Lawrence Hall of Science—and help us inspire tomorrow. At this benefit event, Sally Jewell, the 51st Secretary of the Interior (2013–2017) and a former CEO of REI, will empower guests with a vision of how outdoor science learning can shape future generations of thinkers, inventors, and change-makers.

$300 Individual Nonprofit Ticket (limited availability), $500 Individual Ticket, $1,000 Individual Patron Ticket

I-House Celebration and Awards Gala Honoring Baroness Oona King as Alumna of the Year: Alumna of the Year Award Presented by Chancellor Carol Christ

Special Event | May 9 | 6 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium

 Chancellor Carol Christ, UC Berkeley

 Oona King, Director of Diversity Strategy, Google

 International House

Join us for our 31st Annual Celebration and Awards Gala
on Thursday, May 9th from 6 pm to 9 pm.

This year, I-House will honor Baroness Oona King as the Alumna of the Year to recognize her work as a member of the British Parliament, her advocacy for human rights, and her visionary leadership as the Director of Diversity Strategy at Google.

Schedule of events:

6 pm Music & Mingling
7...   More >

  Register online or by calling 510-642-4128, or by emailing ihalumni@berkeley.edu by May 2.

Oona King to be honored as I-House Alumna of the Year 2019

Still Walking

Film - Feature | May 9 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

A family reunites for the anniversary of a son’s tragic death in Kore-eda’s deceptively unadorned examination of grown children and growing-older parents, redolent of the pace and themes of Yasujiro Ozu yet entirely Kore-eda’s own in its approach to the attachments and periodic resentments that mark private lives. Brought together for a day of grief, three generations remain emotionally apart,...   More >

East Bay Science Cafe - the Nature of UC

Presentation | May 9 | 7-8:30 p.m. |  Cafe Leila

 1724 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley, CA 94702

 Peggy Fiedler, Director, UC Natural Reserve System; Kathleen M. Wong, Communication Director, UC Natural Reserve System

 Science@Cal

In the late 1940s, a young University of California researcher watched in dismay as the research plot where he had been studying desert iguanas was bulldozed to build a motel. The experience galvanized him and other UC scientists to establish a library of ecosystems dedicated to research, teaching, and public service. The University of California Natural Reserve System now includes examples of...   More >

Angelo Coast Range Reserve image: Christopher Woodcock

Friday, May 10, 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 >

Haviland Scholars Day

Special Event | May 10 | 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. |  Haviland Hall

 Social Welfare, School of

ESPM Graduate Research Symposium

Conference/Symposium | May 10 | 8:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m. |  David Brower Center

 Dept. of Environmental Science, Policy, and Mgmt. (ESPM)

The ESPM Graduate Research Symposium is an annual event in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management that celebrates and showcases graduate student research.This year the event will be held on Friday, May 10th, 2019 at the David Brower Center's Goldman Theater. The day’s events will include finishing talks from graduating ESPM PhD students, the ESPM departmental Awards...   More >

Amazon Meets Berkeley Day

Special Event | May 10 | 9 a.m.-3:15 p.m. | 310 Sutardja Dai Hall

 Data Sciences

On Friday, May 10th, there will be a symposium in the Banatao Auditorium in Sutardja Dai Hall featuring researchers from Amazon and Berkeley. Amazon has joined the Berkeley AI Research Commons as one of its founding members, and the symposium will help to frame this exciting new collaboration.

Dissertation Talk: The Design and Implementation of Low-Latency Prediction Serving Systems

Seminar | May 10 | 9-10 a.m. | 606 Soda Hall

 Daniel Crankshaw

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Machine learning is being deployed in a growing number of applications which demand real-time, accurate, and cost-efficient predictions under heavy query load. These applications employ a variety of machine learning frameworks and models, often composing several models within the same application. However, most machine learning frameworks and systems are optimized for model training and not...   More >

American Studies Spring Conference 2019

Conference/Symposium | May 10 | 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. |  Women's Faculty Club

 Christine Rosen, Associate Professor, Haas School of Business; Scott Saul, Professor, English; Alex Craghead, PhD Candidate, Department of Architecture, College of Environmental Design; Chi Elliott, Assistant Professor, African American Studies; Greil Marcus, Visiting Professor, American Studies and English; Tessa Rissacher, Undergraduate Student, English and Theater/Performance Studies

 Mary Ryan, Professor Emeritus, Berkeley and Johns Hopkins

 American Studies

American Studies Spring Conference 2019

Botanical Illustration: Flowers with Catherine Watters

Workshop | May 9 – 10, 2019 every day | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

This two-day class will focus on flowers and introduce you to the fascinating world of Botanical Art. Catherine Watters will teach you to observe, measure and draw plants in great detail and with botanical accuracy. Students will work with graphite, colored pencil and watercolors. All levels are welcome.

$190, $175 members

  Register online or by calling 510-664-7606

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!

Applied Math Seminar: Integral equation modeling for anomalous diffusion and nonlocal mechanics

Seminar | May 10 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Max Gunzburger, Florida State University

 Department of Mathematics

We use the canonical examples of fractional Laplacian and peridynamics equations to discuss their use as models for nonlocal diffusion and mechanics, respectively, via integral equations with singular kernels. We then proceed to discuss theories for the analysis and numerical analysis of the models considered, relying on a nonlocal vector calculus to define weak formulations in function space...   More >

Dancing for Fun and Fitness (BEUHS605)

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

 Nadia Qabazard

 Be Well at Work - Wellness

Fit some fun and fitness into your day with these free, beginner dance classes. Zumba will be 9/7, Salsa will be 10/19, Hula / Polynesian will be11/2, and Zumba / Salsa will be 12/7. No partner required. Comfortable clothing and athletic shoes recommended.

  Register online

SLAM: Leading and Negotiating Effectively

Workshop | May 10 | 12:30-5:30 p.m. | 177 Stanley Hall

 QB3 - California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences

When you register, you will have the opportunity to indicate specific...   More >

Dissertation Talk: Towards Automatic Machine Learning Pipeline Design

Presentation | May 10 | 1-2 p.m. | 380 Soda Hall

 Mitar Milutinovic

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

In the talk we will present our work in designing components for an AutoML solution.

Dissertation Talk: Expert-Level Detection of Acute Intracranial Hemorrhage on Head Computed Tomography using Deep Learning

Presentation | May 10 | 1-2 p.m. |  Sutardja Dai Hall

 WEICHENG KUO

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Head CT is the workhorse medical imaging modality used worldwide to diagnose neurologic emergencies. We demonstrated state-of-the-art exam-level classification performance, comparable to that of U.S. board-certified radiologists, in addition to robust localization of abnormalities, both of which are important to this application.

Solid State Technology and Devices Seminar: High-Q chalcogenide device platform without direct etching process for non-linear and mid-IR Applications

Seminar | May 10 | 1-2 p.m. | Cory Hall, The Hogan Room, 521

 Sangyoon Han, Postdoc, KAIST, Korea

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

In this talk, I will show our new device platform that defines chalcogenide devices without direct etching process. Using our platform, we have demonstrated chalcogenide resonators with record high (for on-chip chalcogenide devices) Q-factor (1.2 x 10^7) and Brillouin lasers with record low (for on-chip chalcogenide devices) threshold power (2.5mW).

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

Dissertation Talk: Solving Hard Computational Problems using Oscillator Networks

Seminar | May 10 | 3-4 p.m. | Cory Hall, 540A/B

 Tianshi Wang, UC Berkeley

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

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 >

Solving Hard Computational Problems using Oscillator Networks: PhD Dissertation Talk

Seminar | May 10 | 3-4 p.m. | 540 Cory Hall

 Tianshi Wang, Graduate Student, EECS Department, UC Berkeley

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

I will show that the phase dynamics of sub-harmonically injection locked coupled oscillator systems are governed by a Lyapunov function that continuizes the Ising Hamiltonian.
This result is used to devise a new Ising machine scheme that can use oscillators from many different physical domains.
A demonstration of a prototype CMOS oscillator-based Ising machine of 240 spins will follow the talk.

Composition Colloquium: Nathaniel Stookey

Colloquium | May 10 | 3 p.m. | 250 Morrison Hall

 Department of Music

First commissioned by the San Francisco Symphony at age 17, Nathaniel Stookey has collaborated with many of the world's great orchestras including The Philadelphia Orchestra, The Cleveland Orchestra, The Chicago Symphony Orchestra, The Los Angeles Philharmonic, The National Symphony, The Toronto Symphony, The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, and The Hallé Orchestra, where he was...   More >

Changing Production and Distribution Systems for Mass-Market Cultural Materials and Implications for Stewardship: The Case of Video Materials

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

 Clifford Lynch

 Information, School of

The way in which video (including âfilmâ) materials are produced and the pathways by which they are distributed have changed radically from the days of VHS or even DVD. This has broad implications for our cultural memory institutions and also for efforts to attempt to even understand patterns of availability of material for libraries, or the stewardship status of materials. Iâll present what I...   More >

Dissertation Talk: Efficient Sampling of SAT and SMT Solutions for Testing and Verification

Seminar | May 10 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 373 Soda Hall

 Rafael Dutra

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

The problem of generating a large number of diverse solutions to a logical constraint has important applications in testing, verification, and synthesis for both software and hardware. The solutions generated could be used as inputs that exercise some target functionality in a program or as random stimuli to a hardware module. The sampling of solutions can be combined with techniques such as fuzz...   More >

Student Hosted Colloquium in Inorganic Chemistry: Using N,O to get to Yes. Catalytic Amination of Alkenes for Small Molecule and Polymer Synthesis

Seminar | May 10 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Laurel Schafer, Department of Chemistry, University of British Columbia Vancouver

 College of Chemistry

N,O-Chelated ureate complexes of early transition metals can be used to catalytically add amines and N-heterocycles to both terminal and internal alkenes by hydroaminoalkylation. This alkene hydrofunctionalization reaction results in the generation of Csp3-Csp3 bonds in an atom-economic fashion and offers alternative disconnection strategies for the assembly of - and β-substituted...   More >

Berkeley MEng Presents: Capstone Showcase 2019

Special Event | May 10 | 5-7 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Pauley Ballroom

 Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership

With 10 tracks and 85 Capstone teams, see where the future of engineering is headed by uncovering the projects created in collaboration between UC Berkeley faculty, industry partners, and Master of Engineering student leaders. Food and drinks will be provided.

FREE

  Register online

Dear Son

Film - Feature | May 10 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Center for African Studies

In this powerful domestic drama, coproduced by the Dardenne brothers, an elderly Tunisian dock worker (Mohamed Dhrif) prepares to retire, while his son, Sami, studies for his college entrance exam and his wife splits her time between home and out-of-town relatives. Theirs is a reserved life, shut off from much of the outside world. But Sami begins having migraines, and later goes missing, leaving...   More >

Baseball vs. Stanford

Sport - Intercollegiate - Baseball/Softball | May 10 | 7 p.m. |  Evans Field

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Baseball hosts Stanford at Evans Diamond.

University Symphony Orchestra

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

 Department of Music

David Milnes, music director
Mahler - Symphony No. 6
Wagner - Prelude and Liebestod from "Tristan und Isolde"



Established in 1923, the UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra is the oldest performing arts ensemble in the University of California system. Throughout its long history, the orchestra has provided students and other members of the campus community with the opportunity to expand their...   More >

$20 General Admission, $15 non-UCB students, seniors, current/retired Berkeley staff & faculty, groups 10+, $5 UC Berkeley students

  Buy tickets online

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Career Clinic: Finding a New Career Direction: Steps to Finding Work You Love

Lecture | May 11 | 9 a.m.-3 p.m. | UC Berkeley Extension (SF Campus at 160 Spear St.), Room 505

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

 UC Berkeley Extension

Do you feel like you are in a rut in your career and long to do something that feels more fulfilling, even if you have no idea what that might be? Do you know you're in the wrong job but feel stuck by fear or self-doubt when you think about trying to make a change?

This workshop is tailored to help you find direction and outline steps to find (and achieve!) work you love.

In advance of the...   More >

$50 $50 plus Strengthfinder Assessment

  Register online

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!

FULL: FAMILY PROGRAM: Flower Crafting for Mother's Day

Workshop | May 11 | 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Come join us for a 'floriferious' day making delightful crafts and gifts for mom and family. Garden staff and volunteers will lead you at stations making floral crowns, herbal bath salts, pressed floral cards, and more!

Enjoy floral tea and cookies as you craft the morning away!

$24 Adult, $24 Child, $20 Member Adult, $20 Member Child

 WORKSHOP IS FULL.

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

Baseball vs. Stanford

Sport - Intercollegiate - Baseball/Softball | May 11 | 2 p.m. |  Evans Field

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Baseball hosts Stanford at Evans Diamond.

Roundtable Reading: Bob by Wendy Mass and Rebecca Stead

Reading - Literary | May 11 | 3 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

It’s been five years since Livy and her family have visited Livy’s grandmother in Australia and, in that time, she has almost forgotten about her promise to Bob, the short, greenish creature living in Gran’s closet. Now it’s time to keep that promise and help this sweet and lonely zombie-like creature unravel the mystery of where he comes from. Peculiar things happen as the story unfolds in...   More >

The Baker's Wife

Film - Feature | May 11 | 5 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

The Baker’s Wife is a warm and ribald comedy based on the idea that food is the life of a community. Under trees that cast sun-flecked shadows, village debates are diverted when the wife of the new baker runs off with a shepherd. Not that it surprises anyone (the postman rings twice in Provence, too), but the baker says he cannot be two things—cuckold and breadmaker—at the same time. It behooves...   More >

Film to Table: The Baker's Wife

Film - Feature | May 11 | 7:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Following the 5:00 screening of Marcel Pagnol's 1938 French tale of cuckoldry, join your fellow filmgoers for a scrumptious meal, prepared and served by Babette chefs Joan and Patrick. Film and dinner require separate ticket purchase.

The Baker's Wife is a warm and ribald comedy based on the idea that food is the life of a community. Under trees that cast sun-flecked shadows, village debates...   More >

Like Father, Like Son

Film - Feature | May 11 | 7:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

One of Kore-eda’s greatest abilities is using the simplest of narratives to conjure up the most complex and sublime of human emotions, and this tale hinging on a classic babies-switched-at-birth plot serves as a particularly moving example. A hospital mix-up years ago has left two sons to be raised in opposite homes; on one side is the orderly, almost antiseptic space of an affluent architect and...   More >

University Symphony Orchestra

Performing Arts - Music | May 11 | 8 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

David Milnes, music director
Mahler - Symphony No. 6
Wagner - Prelude and Liebestod from "Tristan und Isolde"



Established in 1923, the UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra is the oldest performing arts ensemble in the University of California system. Throughout its long history, the orchestra has provided students and other members of the campus community with the opportunity to expand their...   More >

$20 General Admission, $15 non-UCB students, seniors, current/retired Berkeley staff & faculty, groups 10+, $5 UC Berkeley students

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Mike Jones

Performing Arts - Music | May 11 | 8-10 p.m. |  McEnerney Hall (1750 Arch St.)

 Center for New Music and Audio Technologies (CNMAT)

Michael Jones is a percussionist, improviser, and researcher based in San Diego, California. His work specializes in experimental and avant garde music, with a particular interest in the concepts of beauty, natural listening, and community.

$10 General, $5 Students and seniors

Song of the Goat Theatre: Songs of Lear

Performing Arts - Theater | May 11 | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Playhouse

 Song of the Goat Theatre, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

Warsaw-based Song of the Goat Theatre integrates movement, song, and text to mine historical works for fresh insights. The award winning Songs of Lear retells the king’s story as a dramatic oratorio blending Corsican folk music and Gregorian chant.

$35 (prices subject to change)

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Song of the Goat Theatre performs Songs of Lear and Hamlet: A Commentary Saturday–Sunday, May 11–12, 2019.