<< March 2020 >>

Sunday, March 1, 2020

Women's Gymnastics vs. Arizona

Sport - Intercollegiate - Gymnastics | March 1 | 2 p.m. |  Haas Pavilion

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Women's Gymnastics hosts Arizona at Haas Pavilion.

Louis Lortie, piano

Performing Arts - Music | March 1 | 3-5 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Cal Performances

Liszt/Années de pèlerinage

$52 (prices subject to change)

  Tickets go on sale August 6. Buy tickets online or by calling 5106429988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Pianist Louis Lortie performs Sunday, March 1, 2020 in Hertz Hall. (credit: Elias Photography)

Film: 8 1/2

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

After the screening on February 15, enjoy a Film to Table dinner at Babette, the cafe at BAMPFA. Join an intimate group of fellow filmgoers for a four-course, prix-fixe meal in a convivial, dinner-party atmosphere. Purchase dinner tickets in advance at babettecafe.com (film tickets must be purchased separately).

A traffic-jam nightmare, a literal flight of fancy, nuns and whores and more: 8...   More >

Benefit Performances of Our Monologues 2020: Phases of Healing: Many Moons

Special Event | March 1 | 7 p.m. |  Wheeler Auditorium

 Gender Equity Resource Center, V-Day at Berkeley (Our Monologues)

Welcome to the 2020 benefit production of Our Monologues — Phases of Healing: Many Moons. Doors open at 6pm.

$12-16 sliding scale - OurMons table on Upper Sproul Plaza, $12 + online fee online

 Tickets also sold at OurMons table on Upper Sproul Plaza M-F. Tickets go on sale February 7. Buy tickets online

Monday, March 2, 2020

WiDS Berkeley

Special Event | March 2 | 8:45 a.m.-4:30 p.m. |  Banatao Auditorium, Sutardja Dai Hall, UC Berkeley

 Information, School of

Women in Data Science is a one-day technical conference bringing together data scientists and professionals from around the globe to discuss the latest research and applications of data science.

BPM 206 Growing as a Coach

Workshop | March 2 | 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. | 24 University Hall

 Human Resources

This workshop is for UC Berkeley Staff. The content provides the fundamental tools and techniques to coach others and give effective feedback to enable employees to do their best work and develop themselves for the future.

Dr. Cara Brook, UC Berkeley

Seminar | March 2 | 10-11:30 a.m. | 1205 Berkeley Way West

 Center for Computational Biology, Public Health, School of


PERL Seminar: "Welfare State Expansion, Mobility, and Modernization"

Seminar | March 2 | 12:40-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Lukas Leucht, Haas School of Business

 Haas School of Business

Political Economy Research Lunch:PERL is an opportunity for PhD students to present work in progress and receive valuable feedback from faculty and peers.

Design Field Notes: Aaron Marcus

Lecture | March 2 | 1-2 p.m. | 220 Jacobs Hall

 Aaron Marcus, The Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation

 Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation

This spring, join The Jacobs Institute for our continued Design Field Notes series, held on Mondays from 1-2pm at 220 Jacobs Hall. This event is free and welcome to all students and the public.

Seminar 211, Economic History

Seminar | March 2 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Lisa Cook, Michigan State University

 Department of Economics

Problems in Feminist Strategy

Colloquium | March 2 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 402 Barrows Hall

 Susan Watkins, New Left Review

 Department of Sociology

The editor of the New Left Review surveys feminist strategty for the twenty-first century.

OPT Doc Check Workshop

Workshop | March 2 | 2-3 p.m. | International House, Sproul Rooms

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Attend an interactive one hour workshop to review your OPT application with an international student adviser! This is a group workshop that allows you to follow along as a BIO adviser leads you through the application step by step.

During this workshop, you will go over the required documents, how to fill out forms, and most common mistakes in the application. Please bring ALL required...   More >

Probabilistic Operator Algebra Seminar: Closable derivations on non-tracial von Neumann algebras

Seminar | March 2 | 3-4 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Brent Nelson, Michigan State University

 Department of Mathematics

Any closable derivation on a semifinite von Neumann algebra $M$ gives rise to a deformation of $M$, by work of Sauvageot and Davies -Lindsay. Peterson showed that by studying these deformations one can deduce certain structural properties of $M$ such as primeness or lack of property Gamma . In this talk I will discuss some initial progress in adapting these techniques to the non-tracial setting....   More >

Differential Geometry Seminar: Faltings Heights and Constant Scalar Curvature metrics on Hodge Manifolds

Seminar | March 2 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Sean Paul, Wisconsin

 Department of Mathematics

Let (X,L) be a polarized manifold with finite automorphism group. Assume that the height discrepancy is $O(d^2)$ for all large embeddings of degree d. Then (X,L) is asymptotically stable if and only if the K-energy is proper on the space of Kahler metrics in the first Chern class of L. In particular there is a cscK metric in the first Chern class of L.

Modernizing Compiler Technology using Machine Learning

Seminar | March 2 | 4-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, HP Auditorium, 306

 Charith Mendis, PhD Candidate, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Compilers are the workhorse that bridge the gap between human readable and machine executable code. The diversity of modern programs, along with the explosion in new and complex hardware architectures, has strained the capabilities of current compilers, making development and maintenance of automatic program optimizations in compilers exceedingly challenging. In spite of this, modern...   More >

Cynthia A. Chan Memorial Lecture: "The Coming of Age of de novo Protein Design"

Lecture | March 2 | 4-5 p.m. |  Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center

 David Baker, University of Washington

 College of Chemistry

Proteins mediate the critical processes of life and beautifully solve the challenges faced during the evolution of modern organisms. Our goal is to design a new generation of proteins that address current day problems not faced during evolution. In contrast to traditional protein engineering efforts, which have focused on modifying naturally occurring proteins, we design new proteins from scratch...   More >

The Hearst Museum Lapita Pottery as Part of the Uncovering Pacific Pasts Exhibits across the World: The Secret History of Pacific Archaeology

Lecture | March 2 | 4-5 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Matthew Spriggs, Professor of Archaeology, School of Archaeology and Anthropology, Australian National University

 Archaeological Research Facility, Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

The one-case exhibit at the Hearst Museum of a small pottery collection sent to Berkeley archaeologist Edward Gifford in October 1948 might not on the surface seem that interesting. But it is part of a wider hidden story of 'covert control' of Gifford's entire 1947 archaeological expedition to Fiji by members of the Fijian (Native) Administration, of which Gifford was presumably blissfully...   More >

Image from Edward Gifford's 'Archaeological Excavations in Fiji' (1951). Anthropological Records, University of California 13(3).

Seminar 208, Microeconomic Theory: "Fraud in Markets for Credence-Goods"

Seminar | March 2 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Edi Karni, John Hopkins University

 Department of Economics

Fireside Chat: Maria Olide, CFO, Farmers Business Network

Seminar | March 2 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Haas School of Business, Wells Fargo Room

 Maria Olide, Farmers Business Network

 Center for Responsible Business

CRB Fireside Chat: Maria Olide, CFO, Farmers Business Network Monday, March 2nd, 4pm-6pm

Join us for a candid conversation with Maria Olide.

Maria is the CFO of Farmer’s Business Network, Inc. (FBN). FBN is creating the future of farming that puts Farmers First by democratizing information, producing unbiased analytics, and providing a commerce platform for farmers. Before FBN, Maria held a...   More >

Mikhail Shishkin: A Bilingual Reading and Conversation

Reading - Literary | March 2 | 4-6 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, the Townsend Center

 Mikhail Shishkin

 Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures

This event is a bi-lingual Russian-English reading by Mikhail Shishkin, an award-winning Russian writer based in Switzerland. Shishkin is considered one of the most important contemporary prose stylists in Russia. His work has been translated into many languages, including English. He is also a prolific author of cultural commentary in Russian and German. Shishkin's Maidenhair (Russian 2005,...   More >

Social Equity in California's Welfare-to-Work Program Implementation?: The governing of immigrants in WTW at state, county, and frontline levels and from a client’s perspective

Lecture | March 2 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 116 Haviland Hall

 Social Welfare, School of

Berkeley Social Welfare's Spring Colloquium Series presents:
Social Equity in California's Welfare-to-Work Program Implementation
Lucia Lanfranconi Stamm, Visiting research Scholar, Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts

Social Equity in California's Welfare-to-Work Program Implementation

Lecture | March 2 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | Haviland Hall, Commons 116

 Lucia Lanfranconi Stamm, Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts

 Social Welfare, School of

Spring Colloquium Series

Lives and Deaths of Eastern Europe’s Map Men after 1919

Lecture | March 2 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Steven Seegel, Professor of Russian, East European, and Eurasian History, University of Northern Colorado

 Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES), Tang Center for Silk Road Studies, Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS)

More than just colorful clickbait or pragmatic city grids, maps are often deeply emotional tales: of transnational projects gone wrong, budding relationships that failed, and countries that vanished. Map Men takes a detailed look at the deep emotions, textures of friendship, and multigenerational sagas behind the historical dramas of a long continuum of world war and revolution in East...   More >

Fixing Our Children’s Food Environment: An evening to inspire solutions and raise funds for the Berkeley Food Institute, featuring Bettina Elias Siegel

Colloquium | March 2 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | David Brower Center, Tamalpais Room

 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Bettina Elias Siegel

 Berkeley Food Institute, UCANR Nutrition Policy Institute (NPI), Be Well at Work Faculty and Staff Health Programs

Please join the Berkeley Food Institute in welcoming Bettina Elias Siegel to discuss her new book Kid Food: The Challenge of Feeding Children in a Highly Processed World. What are the roles of parents and non-parents in ensuring that all of our community’s children have access to safe, affordable, and nourishing food?

Real Big

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

 Autumn Knight

 Arts + Design, Department of Art Practice

Presented by the UC Berkeley Department of Art Practice.

Autumn Knight, Interdisciplinary Artist

In this talk, interdisciplinary artist Autumn Knight discusses how a series of performance projects use text and/or improvisation as strategies for survival within the institutional space. Looking at recent and ongoing works, Knight will discuss the breadth of concerns at work (or play) in this...   More >



Lecture | March 2 | 7-8:30 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

MON, MAR 2, 7pm. Please join us for a talk with the co-founder of Taller | Mauricio Rocha + Gabriela Carrillo, an international award winning firm based in Mexico City. Co-sponsored by AIA East Bay. Open to all!

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Garden Closed

Special Event | January 7 – December 1, 2020 the first Tuesday of the month every month |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

The garden is closed on the first and third Tuesday of every month.

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

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

TechCrunch Sessions: Robotics + AI

Conference/Symposium | March 3 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | 101 Zellerbach Hall

 Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership, TechCrunch

Join 1000+ robotics/AI enthusiasts and researchers for TC Sessions: Robotics+AI on March 3, 2020 at UC Berkeley. Save 15% on tickets when you use code FUNG before early bird sale ends on February 15.

Civil and Environmental Engineering Department Seminar: Stochastic Mechanics and Wavelets Techniques for Response Analysis, Parameter Identification, and Uncertainty Propagation in Complex Systems

Seminar | March 3 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | Davis Hall, 542 Davis Hall

 Ketson Roberto Maximiano dos Santos

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)


In the first part of the talk, a novel stochastic dynamics technique based on a Hilbert transform stochastic averaging treatment is developed for determining the response and assessing the reliability of diverse nonlinear systems and structures subject to random excitations. A significant advantage of the technique relates to the fact that it can account for systems endowed with...   More >

Seminar 217, Risk Management: A Closed-Form Solution to the Markowitz Portfolio Problem

Seminar | March 3 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Alex Bernstein, UCSB

 Consortium for Data Analytics in Risk


People and Organization Development at UCB

Meeting | March 3 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 303 Doe Library

 Shirley Giraldo, Informal & Social Learning Lead, People & Culture


Discover FREE professional development opportunities for UCB staff during this engaging presentation. How to leverage informal and social learning to build your skills and enhance your career will also be covered. You will walk away knowing how to: gain new experience to develop your skills, expand your network, and tips for staying ahead with informal learning.

Matrix On Point: Election Manipulation

Panel Discussion | March 3 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 820 Barrows Hall

 Sarah Anzia, Michelle J. Schwartz Associate Professor of Public Policy & Associate Professor of Political Science, UC Berkeley Department of Political Science; Bertrall Ross, Chancellor's Professor of Law, Berkeley School of Law; Eric Schickler, Professor, Jeffrey & Ashley McDermott Endowed Chair, UC Berkeley Department of Political Science

 Social Science Matrix, Institute of Governmental Studies

This Matrix On Point, scheduled on Super Tuesday, will consider a wide range of issues related to the security and fairness of our elections. Co-sponsored by the Institute of Governmental Studies.

  RSVP online

Mindfulness Meditation Group

Meeting | February 20, 2018 – January 5, 2021 every Tuesday | 12:15-1 p.m. | 3110 Tang Center, University Health Services

 Tang Center (University Health Services)

The Mindfulness Meditation Group meets every Tuesday at 12:15-1:00 pm at 3110 Tang Center on campus. All campus-affiliated people are welcome to join us on a drop-in basis, no registration or meditation experience necessary. We start with a short reading on meditation practice, followed by 30 minutes of silent sitting, and end with a brief discussion period.

Knowledge Borders: Temporary Labor Mobility and the Canada-U.S. Border Region

Colloquium | March 3 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Kathrine Richardson, San José State University

 Canadian Studies Program (CAN))

The Canadian Studies Program spring colloquium series continues with Professor Kathrine Richardson of San José State University, who will give a talk entitled "Knowledge Borders: Temporary Labor Mobility and the Canada-U.S. Border Region"

Finding Health Statistics and Data

Workshop | March 3 | 1-2:30 p.m. | Barrows Hall, D-Lab Convening Room

 Michael Sholinbeck


Participants in this workshop will learn about some of the issues surrounding the collection of health statistics, and will also learn about authoritative sources of health statistics and data. We will look at tools that let you create custom tables of vital statistics (birth, death, etc.), disease statistics, health behavior statistics, and more. The focus will be on U.S. statistics, but sources...   More >

  Register online

Seminar 218, Psychology and Economics: Other-regarding Preferences and Redistributive Politics

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

 Ernst Fehr, University of Zurich

 Department of Economics

ABSTRACT: Increasing inequality and associated egalitarian sentiments have again put redistribution on the political agenda. Support for redistribution may also be affected by altruistic and egalitarian preferences, but knowledge about the distribution of these preferences in the broader population and how they relate to political support for redistributive policies is still scarce. In this...   More >

Seminar 237, Macroeconomics: Joint with International Trade and Finance

Seminar | March 3 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall | Note change in time

 Virgiliu Midrigan, Professor, New York University

 Department of Economics

Physical Chemistry Seminar

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

 Naomi Ginsberg, Department of Chemistry, UC Berkeley

 College of Chemistry

Seminar 271, Development: Tba

Seminar | March 3 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Nick Tsivanidis, UC Berkeley

 Department of Economics

The Donbas Deadlock: “Minsk II” at Five Years

Lecture | March 3 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Kristian Atland, Senior Research Fellow, Norwegian Defense Research Establishment

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

Bringing peace, security, and political stability to the war-torn region of Donbas has proven to be a difficult and time-consuming task. Since its outbreak in April 2014, the armed conflict in the east Ukrainian provinces of Donetsk and Luhansk has claimed more than 13,000 lives and displaced more than 1.5 million people. The “Minsk II” agreement, signed in February 2015, was supposed to put an...   More >

Divergent Pathways: New Measurements of Undergraduate Success

Lecture | March 3 | 4-5 p.m. | Barrows Hall, Social Science Matrix Conference Room, 820 Barrows

 Richard Arum, University of California, Irvine

 Center for Studies in Higher Education

Utilizing newly designed performance assessments to better identify undergraduate experiences and outcomes, the Next Generation Undergraduate Success Measurement Project improves the understanding of the value of undergraduate educational experiences and promotes evidence-based models of undergraduate student success. UCI School of Education Dean Richard Arum will discuss preliminary findings and...   More >

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Chester W. Nimitz Memorial Lecture: Today's Disruptive Technologies and Their Impact on US National Security Strategy

Lecture | March 3 | 4-5:30 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium

 General Ellen Pawlikowski, Former Commander, Air Force Material Command

 Military Sciences Program (ROTC)

The Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz Memorial Lectureship was established in 1983 to enhance the spirit of collegiality and sense of community to the University through the multi-disciplinary subject matter of national security affairs. Each year a speaker is nominated by the midshipmen and cadets of the Military Affairs Department. The lectureship provides a better and fuller understanding and...   More >

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Free Wednesday at the Garden

Special Event | January 2, 2019 – December 2, 2020 the first Wednesday of the month every month |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Every first Wednesday at the Garden is free admission day.

Remediating the Studio System in May 1970: The Firesign Theatre's Don't Crush That Dwarf Hand Me the Pliers - Lecture with Jeremy Braddock

Lecture | March 4 | Wheeler Hall, 300 Wheeler Hall

 Department of English, Department of Comparative Literature

Remediating the Studio System in May 1970: The Firesign Theatre's Don't Crush That Dwarf Hand Me the Pliers

BSAC Research Review Spring 2020, UC Berkeley, March 4-5

Conference/Symposium | March 4 – 5, 2020 every day | 8 a.m.-6 p.m. | Bechtel Engineering Center, Sibley Auditorium

 Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center (BSAC)

Certificate Program in Human Resource Management Online Information Session

Information Session | March 4 | 11-11:30 a.m. |  Online

 UC Berkeley Extension

Discover how this certificate, approved by the Human Resource Certification Institute, can help you make the most of growing opportunities in human resource management.

  Register online

Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon: Art + Feminism and Race + Justice

Workshop | March 4 | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. | 405 Moffitt Undergraduate Library


Wikimedia’s race and gender trouble is well-documented. While the reasons for the gap are up for debate, the practical effect of this disparity is not: content is skewed by the lack of participation by women and underrepresented groups. This adds up to an alarming absence in an important repository of shared knowledge.

Let’s change that. Join us in 405 Moffitt Library on Wednesday, March 4...   More >

 A Cal ID card is required to enter Moffitt. The Library attempts to offer programs in accessible, barrier-free settings. If you think you may require disability-related accommodations, please contact the event sponsor -- ideally at least two weeks prior t

NASA Berkeley Aviation Data Science Seminar

Lecture | January 22 – May 6, 2020 every Wednesday | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Berkeley Institute for Data Science, UAM@Berkeley, Berkeley Institute of Transportation Studies

Find more information on the BIDS Events list: https://bids.berkeley.edu/events.

Finding Post-Graduation Career Opportunities

Seminar | March 4 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 122 Latimer Hall

 Dr. Andrea Armani, University of Southern California

 Department of Chemistry

To discussion about career opportunities post-graduation

Discovery Station: Newts and Pond Insects

Special Event | March 4 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Newts return! Each year, the winter rains prompt newts to migrate to the Garden’s Japanese Pool where their mating behaviors can be easily observed. Docents will be on hand to provide garden visitors with an up-close look at newts at all stages of their life cycle, and to answer questions about these amazing and adorable animals. Free with Garden admission.

Julien Teitler: A Demography Brown Bag Talk: Title TBA

Colloquium | March 4 | 12-1 p.m. | 2232 Piedmont, Seminar Room | Note change in date

 Julien Teitler, Professor, Social Work & Sociology, School of Social Work, Columbia University

 Population Science, Department of Demography

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

Puzzle Break!: Come put together jigsaw puzzles!

Social Event | March 4 – June 3, 2020 the first Wednesday of the month every month | 12-6 p.m. |  Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union

 ASUC (Associated Students of the University of California)

Every First Wednesday the Student Union provides plenty of jigsaw puzzles for you to piece together. Join us on the 1st floor of the MLK Jr. Building. Sit back, relax, forget your cares, while you focus on not studying!

Hina Rabbani Khar | Evolving Geopolitics of Southern Asia: A conversation with the former Foreign Minister of Pakistan

Lecture | March 4 | 12-2 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Hina Rabbani Khar, Pakistani politician who served as the 21st Foreign Minister of Pakistan

 Munis Faruqui, Director, Institute for South Asia Studies; Sarah Kailath Professor of India Studies; Associate Professor in the Department of South and Southeast Asian Studies

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

Join us for a talk followed by conversation with Hina Rabbani Khar, the former Foreign Minister of Pakistan.

Disruption through Regulation: Reshaping Higher Education in Germany and the United States

Lecture | March 4 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Tobias Schulze-Cleven, Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations

 Institute of European Studies, Center for Studies in Higher Education

Policymakers across the world have embraced higher education to generate the human capital believed to be essential for sustaining economic development and social welfare in the 21st century’s "global knowledge economy." Attempts to disrupt universities and redesign inherited modes of education delivery have accompanied commitments to expanding access. This talk explores the regulatory strategies...   More >

Tobias Schulze-Cleven

Your Values at Work

Workshop | March 4 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 198 University Hall

 Human Resources

Values contribute to the meaning and satisfaction we find in work. This workshop offers a chance to clarify your highest-priority work related values, and explore avenues for enhancing alignment in your values and your work.

  Register online

CITRIS Research Exchange - Grace Gu

Seminar | March 4 | 12-1 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium

 CITRIS and the Banatao Institute

CITRIS Research Exchange with Grace Gu
Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering, UC Berkeley

About CITRIS Research Exchange:

Launched in 2008, CITRIS Research Exchange delivers fresh perspectives on information technology and society from distinguished academic, industry, and civic leaders. CITRIS Research Exchange is free and open to the public. Each one-hour seminar starts at 12 pm...   More >

  Register online

Certificate Program in Paralegal Studies Online Information Session

Information Session | March 4 | 12-12:30 p.m. |  Online

 UC Berkeley Extension

UC Berkeley Extension’s Certificate Program in Paralegal Studies</a> is a comprehensive, accelerated course of study that is designed by paralegals for paralegals and taught by practicing attorneys.

  Register online

The Effects of Physician Burnout on Practice

Presentation | March 4 | 12-1 p.m. |  Online-Zoom

 Carolyn S. Dewa, PhD, MPH

 Center for Occupational and Environmental Health

There is growing recognition that physicians are exposed to workplace factors that increase the risk of work stress. Long-term exposure to high work stress can result in burnout. Reports from around the world suggest about one-third to one-half of physicians experience burnout. This webinar will explore the evidence available to quantify the impact of burnout on physician practice.

Townsend Center Book Chat with Catherine Flynn: James Joyce and the Matter of Paris

Lecture | March 4 | 12-1 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens

 Townsend Center for the Humanities

Catherine Flynn explores the ways in which James Joyce's imaginative consciousness was shaped by the paradigmatic city of European urban modernity.

Plant and Microbial Biology Seminar: Arnon Lecture: Towards Molecular Movies of Photosynthesis "in Action" with X-Ray Free Electron Lasers

Seminar | March 4 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall

 Petra Fromme, Center Director and Professor, Biodesign Center for Applied Structural Discovery, Arizona State University

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

Dr. Petra Fromme received her B.S. (Vordiplom) and M.S. (Diplom) in Biochemistry from the Free University of Berlin, received her Ph.D. in chemistry and did her habilitation in physical chemistry at the Technical University of Berlin.

Petra Fromme

Noon Concert Series: Graduate Student Composers

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

 Department of Music

Space, interaction, improvisation
Music 203 students present new music

Since 1953 the Noon Concert Series has featured a variety of performance from Music students, faculty, and guest musicians.

11:55 - Doors Open
12:15 - Start

FREE admission

Social pain and pleasure: The social neuroscience of rejection and connection

Colloquium | March 4 | 12:10-1:15 p.m. | 1104 Berkeley Way West

 Naomi Eisenberger, Professor, UCLA

 Institute of Personality and Social Research

Some of the best and worst experiences of life involve the making and breaking of social bonds. In order to better understand the profound experiences associated with social connection and rejection, we have looked to the brain to investigate the basic neural systems that might underlie these complex socioemotional experiences. In this talk, I will explore whether ‘social pain,’ the feelings...   More >

Occupying Schools, Occupying Land: How the Landless Workers Movement Transformed Brazilian Education: Author's book talk, with opening remarks by Zeus Leonardo, comments by Tianna Paschel

Lecture | March 4 | 2 p.m. |  Berkeley Way West

 Center for Latin American Studies, Graduate School of Education, Department of Sociology, Department of Geography, Center for Diversified Farming Systems, Dept. of Environmental Science, Policy, and Mgmt. (ESPM)

The Brazilian Landless Workers Movement (MST) is one of the largest social movements in Latin America. In the past 35 years, it has become famous globally for its success in occupying land, winning land rights, and developing alternative economic enterprises for over a million landless workers. In her recent book, Rebecca Tarlau explores how MST activists have pressured municipalities, states,...   More >

Weekly Coffee Break

Social Event | January 22 – May 6, 2020 every Wednesday with exceptions | 3-4 p.m. |  Windmill Coffee House

 2131 Durant, Berkeley, CA 94704

 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 advisers. All UC Berkeley students are invited. Students are free to talk about anything, but we'll also...   More >

Ravi Bellamkonda, 2020 Distinguished Lecture in Bioengineering

Seminar | March 4 | 3-5 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium

 Ravi Bellamkonda, Duke University

 Bioengineering (BioE)

Professor, Biomedical Engineering,
Vinik Dean of the Pratt School of Engineering,
Duke University

Bellamkonda's research explores the interplay of biomaterials and the nervous system for the development of peripheral nerve regeneration, brain electrode interfacing, and brain tumor therapies.

Film: A Fellini Omnibus

Film - Short | March 4 | 3:10 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

The three works in tonight’s program were originally released as parts of omnibus films. In The Marriage Agency, Fellini’s contribution to the neorealist anthology Love in the City, a reporter comes into the agency pretending that he is looking for a wife for his friend who has delusions of being a werewolf. To his surprise, they have just the woman for him. The Temptations of Doctor Antonio,...   More >

A Drop of Midnight: A Memoir | A Reading and Book Talk with Jason “Timbuktu” Diakité, Moderated by Dr. Stephen Small (Department of African American Studies and African Diaspora Studies)

Panel Discussion | March 4 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

Jason “Timbuktu” Diakité

Dr. Stephen Small, Department of African American Studies & African Diaspora Studies)

 Institute of European Studies, Nordic Studies Program

"A Drop of Midnight: A Memoir" is World-renowned hip-hop artist Jason “Timbuktu” Diakité’s vivid and intimate journey through his own and his family’s history—from South Carolina slavery to twenty-first-century Sweden.
Born to an interracial American couple in Sweden, Jason Diakité grew up between worlds—part Swedish, American, black, white, Cherokee, Slovak, and German, riding a delicate...   More >

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Jason “Timbuktu” Diakité

Portable Sensors based on Integrated Photonics

Colloquium | March 4 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall

 Dr. Andrea Armani, University of Southern California

 Department of Chemistry

Innovation in technology routinely leads the way for discovery in chemistry and biology.

Langston as We Knew Him

Colloquium | March 4 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 832 Barrows Hall

 Dr. MaryLouise Patterson

 Department of African American Studies

Dr. MaryLouise Patterson is the daughter of Louise Patterson, one of the first Black women to attend the University of California, Berkeley. She graduated from Lumumba University with a medical degree, 1968, and later earned a Master’s in Maternal Child Health at the University of California, Berkeley 1978.

In 2016, a book she co-authored with her childhood friend, Evelyn Louise Crawford, was...   More >

Weaponizing Narratives: Why America Wants Gun Control But Doesn’t Have It: Jefferson Memorial Lecture featuring Gary Younge

Lecture | March 4 | 4:10-5:45 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium

 Gary Younge, Professor of Sociology, Manchester University

 Graduate Division

Gary Younge will present a lecture that is part of the 400 commemoration. There is great interest in him. The following units on campus are involved in his time on campus: GSPP, JSchool, Sociology, PoliSci. Please include on front page website events listings.

2020 RISE! Celebrating Women, Community Love and Leadership: 6th Annual Event

Special Event | March 4 | 5-7 p.m. |  Anna Head Alumnae Hall (2537 Haste St.) | Note change in time

 Gender Equity Resource Center

RISE! Celebrating Women*, Community Love and Leadership

*We welcome all who experience life through the lens of woman in body, spirit, identity - past, present, future, and fluid.

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TDPS presents The New Play Reading Series | Sombras, Nada Mas by Megan Xotchilt Espinoza

Performing Arts - Theater | March 4 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | B4 Dwinelle Hall | Note change in time

 Megan Xotchilt Espinoza

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

TDPS and the New Play Reading Series present Sombras, Nada Mas, envisioned and written by Megan Xotchilt Espinoza.

Bienvenida is undergoing the transition between a life where she suffered from dementia and a death where she is able to remember everything. We journey through her granddaughter, Soledad's, and her relationship in time to understand when the forgetting began.

Baseball vs. Michigan

Sport - Intercollegiate - Baseball/Softball | March 4 | 6 p.m. |  Evans Field

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Baseball hosts Michigan at Evans Diamond.

Toastmasters on Campus Club: Learn public speaking

Workshop | January 15 – December 16, 2020 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.

Find out more at toastmasters.org or just drop by one of our meetings to get started.

Toastmasters on Campus has earned Toastmasters' highest honor, the...   More >


Lecture | March 4 | 6:30-8 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

WED, MAR 4, 6:30pm. Join us for a talk with the 2019 recipient of the Arcus/Places Prize. Co-sponsored by the Arcus Foundation Endowment and Places Journal. Open to all!

Film: Chez Jolie Coiffure

Film - Feature | March 4 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Hair can be many things to many people, but in Rosine Mbakam’s elegant, warmhearted documentary it makes up the strands that tie the West African customers and staff of one small Brussels hair salon to one another and to their homeland. The store’s and the film’s heart is salon owner Sabine, a Cameroonian immigrant, surrogate mother and sister, community protector, lioness and confidant, weaving...   More >

TDPS Workshop Performance | Hamlet: An Absurdist Reimagining

Performing Arts - Theater | March 4 – 5, 2020 every day | 7-8:30 p.m. | Zellerbach Hall, Room 170 (Z170)

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

Marie Shelton's adaptation of Hamlet takes a poetic and grotesque look at the language and situations of William Shakespeare's time-honored classic to explore how we come to understand ourselves through others– through their bodies, through their memories, and through the theatre they perform every day.

 Seating is limited and is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Groups of 5 of more people are encouraged to RSVP.

"Skull" by Andy Warhol (1976)

AIA Joukowsky Lecture - Investigating a Minoan coastal town in east Crete: new work at Palaikastro, 2012-16

Lecture | March 4 | 7-9 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Carl Knappett, Walter Graham/ Homer Thompson Chair in Aegean Prehistory, Department of Art, University of Toronto

 San Francisco Society of the Archaeological Institute of America

Palaikastro is one of the most intensively excavated settlements of Minoan Crete. Yet, we still understand relatively little of its urban organization, and how the town fit in its wider landscape. In this talk I report on a five-year project (2012-16) that has conducted excavations in a new neighborhood on the edge of town, while also applying techniques of landscape analysis to look at the...   More >