<< April 2020 >>

Wednesday, April 1, 2020

Discovery Station: Flowers

Special Event | April 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.

Disruption!: How Corporate Brands Stole #MeToo and What Universities Can Learn from Their Mistakes

Lecture | April 1 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Jane Ward, Professor, Gender and Sexuality Studies, University of California, Riverside

 Department of Gender and Women's Studies

more details soon...

Gender & Women's Studies Department Spring 2020 Lecture Series:
"Thinking About Sexual Violence On Campus: Six Scholars, Five Programs"

These lectures are free and open to the public. Venues are wheelchair accessible. Please refrain from wearing scented products at these events. If you require an accommodation for effective communication (ASL interpreting/CART...   More >

BPM 210 Building Trust

Workshop | April 1 | 12:30-4:30 p.m. | 24 University Hall

 Human Resources

This workshop is for UC Berkeley Staff. The content provides a common language and framework, focused on the specific behaviors that build trust.

Center for Computational Biology Seminar

Seminar | April 1 | 4-5 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center

 Sean Eddy, Professor, Harvard University

 Center for Computational Biology

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Performing Arts - Dance | April 1 | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Cal Performances

Now in its seventh decade, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater stands tall as an enduring cultural touchstone, especially when it comes to work that speaks directly to the times. With artistic director Robert Battle at the helm, the Ailey company has cultivated the best and brightest choreographers working today—gifted artists exploring themes of hope, sorrow, joy, and resilience. Performances...   More >

$40–$145 (prices subject to change)

  Tickets go on sale August 6. Buy tickets online or by calling 5106429988, or by emailing calperfsprstudent@gmail.com

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater performs Tuesday–Sunday, March 31–April 5, 2020 in Zellerbach Hall. Pictured: Yannick Lebrun

Thursday, April 2, 2020

BPM 109 Compensation and Benefits

Workshop | April 2 | 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 24 University Hall

 Human Resources

This workshop is for UC Berkeley Staff. The content covers the basics of managing employee compensation and understanding the benefits structure, benefits eligibility, related benefits packages, and the employment/life events that impact benefits.

Oliver E. Williamson Seminar: "All aboard: The aggregate effects of port development"

Seminar | April 2 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 325 Cheit Hall

 Claudia Steinwender, Assistant Professor, MIT Sloan

 Haas School of Business

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 >

Bpm 107 Ada and Fmla

Workshop | April 2 | 1-5 p.m. | 24 University Hall

 Human Resources

This workshop is for UC Berkeley Staff. The content explains the laws, eligibility requirements, and rights and responsibilities related to ADA/FMLA.

Seminar 251: “Topic Forthcoming"

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

 Center for Labor Economics

The temporal dynamics of neuronal responses in human visual cortex

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

 Jonathan Winawer, New York University

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

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

 Cal Performances

Now in its seventh decade, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater stands tall as an enduring cultural touchstone, especially when it comes to work that speaks directly to the times. With artistic director Robert Battle at the helm, the Ailey company has cultivated the best and brightest choreographers working today—gifted artists exploring themes of hope, sorrow, joy, and resilience. Performances...   More >

$40–$145 (prices subject to change)

  Tickets go on sale August 6. Buy tickets online or by calling 5106429988, or by emailing calperfsprstudent@gmail.com

Friday, April 3, 2020

Softball vs. UCLA

Sport - Intercollegiate - Baseball/Softball | April 3 |  Levine-Fricke Field

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Softball hosts UCLA at Levine-Fricke Field.

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Performing Arts - Dance | April 3 | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Cal Performances

Now in its seventh decade, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater stands tall as an enduring cultural touchstone, especially when it comes to work that speaks directly to the times. With artistic director Robert Battle at the helm, the Ailey company has cultivated the best and brightest choreographers working today—gifted artists exploring themes of hope, sorrow, joy, and resilience. Performances...   More >

$40–$145 (prices subject to change)

  Tickets go on sale August 6. Buy tickets online or by calling 5106429988, or by emailing calperfsprstudent@gmail.com

Saturday, April 4, 2020

Softball vs. UCLA

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

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Softball hosts UCLA at Levine-Fricke Field.

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Performing Arts - Dance | April 4 | 2-4 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Cal Performances

Now in its seventh decade, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater stands tall as an enduring cultural touchstone, especially when it comes to work that speaks directly to the times. With artistic director Robert Battle at the helm, the Ailey company has cultivated the best and brightest choreographers working today—gifted artists exploring themes of hope, sorrow, joy, and resilience. Performances...   More >

$40–$145 (prices subject to change)

  Tickets go on sale August 6. Buy tickets online or by calling 5106429988, or by emailing calperfsprstudent@gmail.com

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Performing Arts - Dance | April 4 | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Cal Performances

Now in its seventh decade, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater stands tall as an enduring cultural touchstone, especially when it comes to work that speaks directly to the times. With artistic director Robert Battle at the helm, the Ailey company has cultivated the best and brightest choreographers working today—gifted artists exploring themes of hope, sorrow, joy, and resilience. Performances...   More >

$40–$145 (prices subject to change)

  Tickets go on sale August 6. Buy tickets online or by calling 5106429988, or by emailing calperfsprstudent@gmail.com

Sunday, April 5, 2020

Softball vs. UCLA

Sport - Intercollegiate - Baseball/Softball | April 5 |  Levine-Fricke Field

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Softball hosts UCLA at Levine-Fricke Field.

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

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

 Cal Performances

Now in its seventh decade, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater stands tall as an enduring cultural touchstone, especially when it comes to work that speaks directly to the times. With artistic director Robert Battle at the helm, the Ailey company has cultivated the best and brightest choreographers working today—gifted artists exploring themes of hope, sorrow, joy, and resilience. Performances...   More >

$40–$145 (prices subject to change)

  Tickets go on sale August 6. Buy tickets online or by calling 5106429988, or by emailing calperfsprstudent@gmail.com

Spektral Quartet

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

 Cal Performances

Program:
Philip Glass/String Quartet No. 2, Company
Schubert/String Quartet No. 13 in A minor, D. 804, Rosamunde
Samuel Adams/String Quartet No. 2, Current (World Premiere, Cal Performances Co-commission)

$48 (prices subject to change)

  Tickets go on sale August 6. Buy tickets online or by calling 510-642-9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Spektral Quartet performs Sunday, April 5, 2020 in Hertz Hall.

Tuesday, April 7, 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 >

Division of Immunology and Pathogenesis

Seminar | April 7 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

 Seth Rakoff-Nahoum, Harvard University

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Labor Lunch Seminar: "Topic Forthcoming"

Seminar | April 7 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Center for Labor Economics

The Skills You Bring

Workshop | April 7 | 12-2 p.m. | 198 University Hall

 Human Resources

The skills you enjoy and feel confident about contribute to strong performance and high satisfaction. Explore your transferable skills – the ones that support your career mobility and adaptability.

  Register 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.

Yamato: The Drummers of Japan

Performing Arts - Dance | April 7 | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Cal Performances

From Nara Prefecture in Japan, the Yamato Drummers visit with their newest production, a performance that celebrates the passion and energy of traditional Japanese drumming. With their spiky neon hairstyles and psychedelic punk-meets-samurai costumes, the youthful drummers perform with infectious spirit and masterful coordination on massive drums built from ancient tree trunks.

$32–$74 (prices subject to change)

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

Yamato: The Drummers of Japan perform Tuesday, April 7, 2020 in Zellerbach Hall.

Wednesday, April 8, 2020

Diversity and Inclusion Focus Group

Meeting | April 8 | 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 775B Tan Hall

 College of Chemistry

One of the initiatives that stemmed from the results of our academic climate survey is the Diversity and Inclusion Focus Group (DIFG) series. These College of Chemistry-wide focus groups aim to provide a structured, recurring, neutral space for members of the CoC community to:

- regularly explore and engage in challenging conversations about a variety of topics that have been identified as...   More >

Thursday, April 9, 2020

BPM 208 Accomplishing More for Managers

Workshop | April 9 | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | 24 University Hall

 Human Resources

This workshop is for UC Berkeley Staff. The content provides knowledge and skills to create accountability, manage competing priorities, and enhance team communication and productivity.

Oliver E. Williamson Seminar

Seminar | April 9 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 325 Cheit Hall

 Paul Oyer, The Mary and Rankine Van Anda Entrepreneurial Professor, Stanford

 Haas School of Business

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 >

Hansen Lecture: Title to be announced

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

 Stephanie White, University of California, Los Angeles

 Department of Integrative Biology

Julius Thomas Hansen Lecture

Seminar 251: “Topic Forthcoming"

Seminar | April 9 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Center for Labor Economics

Sensory Integration at the Retinogeniculate Synapse

Seminar | April 9 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

 Chinfei Chen, Harvard University

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Bollywood Boulevard: A Journey Through Hindi Cinema Live

Performing Arts - Theater | April 9 | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Cal Performances

The lush visual spectacle and exuberance of Hindi cinema come to life onstage in this colorful theatrical tribute. With live music from scores by R.D. Burman and A.R. Rahman; choreography inspired by the dance moves of superstars like Amitabh Bachchan and Priyanka Chopra; and romantic leads based on classic heartthrobs like Raj Kapoor, this fully staged production takes us on a journey from the...   More >

$28–$56 (prices subject to change)

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

Cal Performances presents Bollywood Boulevard: A Journey Through Hindi Cinema Live Thursday, April 9, 2020 in Zellerbach Hall. (credit: Darial Sneed)

The Gayley Lecture

Lecture | April 9 | 8-10 p.m. |  Wheeler Hall

 Cecil Giscombe, Professor, Berkeley English

 Department of English

Friday, April 10, 2020

Counting Molecules, Dodging Blood Cells: Continuous, Real-time Molecular Measurements Directly in the Living Body: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | April 10 | 2-3 p.m. | 4 LeConte Hall

 Prof. Kevin W. Plaxco, UC Santa Barbara, Bioengineering / Chemistry

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

The availability of technologies capable of tracking the levels of drugs, metabolites, and biomarkers in real time in the living body would revolutionize our understanding of health and our ability to detect and treat disease.

Imagine, for example, a dosing regime that, rather than relying on your watch (“take two pills twice a day”), is instead guided by second-to-second measurements of...   More >

Saturday, April 11, 2020

Men's Track & Field vs. Big Meet

Sport - Intercollegiate - Track & Field | April 11 |  Edwards Track Stadium

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Men's Track & Field hosts Big Meet at Edwards Stadium.

Sunday, April 12, 2020

Women's Tennis vs. Colorado

Sport - Intercollegiate - Tennis | April 12 | 12 p.m. |  Hellman Tennis Center

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Women's Tennis hosts Colorado at Hellman Tennis Complex.

Monday, April 13, 2020

Zenzi Griffin

Colloquium | April 13 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Zenzi Griffin, University of Texas, Austin

 Department of Linguistics

China’s Belt and Road as Rorschach Test: Perspectives on China’s Global Ambitions

Colloquium | April 13 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Mary Kay Magistad, Director of Audio Journalism Department, Graduate School of Journalism, UC Berkeley

 Juliet Lu, PhD Candidate, Department of Environmental Science, Energy & Management, UC Berkeley

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

China’s leaders’ plan to build a ‘community of common destiny’ around the world, through building roads, railways, ports, dams, 5G infrastructure and more, is being read in different ways in different parts of the world. Some 120 of the world’s nations – about 60 percent – have signed on to participate in some way in the “Belt and Road,” or New Silk Road. Some welcome China’s investment as a...   More >

Cambodians displaced from their land by a Chinese port and resort development project in Koh Kong, protest in front of the Chinese embassy in Phnom Penh.

Neural Abstractions

Lecture | April 13 | 6:30-8 p.m. |  Osher Theater, BAMPFA

 Tom White, Victoria University of Wellington School of Design

 Berkeley Center for New Media, Arts + Design, CITRIS and the Banatao Institute, Autolab

How do machines perceive the world? Tom White has investigated enabling computer vision systems to draw their own visual abstractions through the creation of abstract ink print artworks. Though these artificial vision systems are trained only on real world images, when forced to express themselves abstractly they are able to create simpler forms that match their internal representations. These...   More >

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Labor Lunch Seminar: "Topic Forthcoming"

Seminar | April 14 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Center for Labor Economics

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.

David Chandler Lecture

Seminar | April 14 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Christoph Dellago, Department of Physics, University of Vienna

 College of Chemistry

Amir ElSaffar’s Rivers of Sound Orchestra

Performing Arts - Music | April 14 | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Cal Performances

Trumpet player and composer Amir ElSaffar has long explored the connections between Iraqi maqam and jazz improvisation in his expansive compositions. His score was featured in Ragamala Dance Company’s visit to Cal Performances two seasons ago, and here he brings together 17 musicians from Middle Eastern, South Asian, and Western jazz traditions in a kaleidoscopic new program. ElSaffar’s layered,...   More >

$28–$48 (prices subject to change)

  Tickets go on sale April 14. Buy tickets online or by calling 5106429988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Amir ElSaffar performs Rivers of Sound Thursday, April 14, 2020 in Zellerbach Hall. (credit: Michael Crommett)

Wednesday, April 15, 2020

TDPS presents The New Play Reading Series

Performing Arts - Theater | April 15 | B4 Dwinelle Hall

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

The New Play Reading Series is a directed group study course led by current Performance Studies graduate students. Students in the course form a repertory theater company dedicated to the reading of three new plays by up-and-coming playwrights.

Dates for the performances are: February 12, March 4, and April 15, 2020 in Dwinelle Hall, Room B4. Featured playwrights and play titles will be...   More >

Chinese Economic Size Overtaking Japan (2008-2014) and the United States (from 2014 to 2030?)

Colloquium | April 15 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Ezra Vogel, Henry Ford II Professor of the Social Sciences Emeritus, Harvard University

 Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Center for Chinese Studies (CCS), Center for Japanese Studies (CJS)

Before 1895, in the bilateral relationship between Japan and China, China was in the top position. From 1895-2008, Japan was in the top position. Between 2008-2014 as the size of the Chinese economy surpassed that of Japan, it had profound implications for the nature of their relationship. From 2014 until 2030, as the size of the Chinese economy surpasses that of the United States, it is having...   More >

Buddhist Contributions to Contemporary Moral Reflection: Selflessness and Moral Responsiveness (2020 Chao Lecture)

Lecture | April 15 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Jay Garfield, Smith College

 Center for Buddhist Studies

We expect our partners in dialogue to share our broad concerns but to bring distinctive insights to the conversation. Without a shared purpose there is no motivation for dialogue; without differences in perspective, there is no value in dialogue. When the topic is ethics, we will find that the Western and Buddhist traditions are excellent dialogical partners. Scholars of each community and...   More >

Thursday, April 16, 2020

BPM 110 Foundational Finance

Workshop | April 16 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | 24 University Hall

 Human Resources

This workshop is for UC Berkeley Staff. The content covers budgeting and using your unit’s resources.

Against the World: Deglobalization in Interwar Europe

Lecture | April 16 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Tara Zahra, University of Chicago

 Institute of European Studies, Center for German and European Studies, Department of History, Pacific Regional Office of the German Historical Institute Washington

For decades before the First World War, the world seemed to shrink. Millions of migrants crossed the globe. The railway and steamship accelerated their journeys, reducing the cost and risk of travel. The world also arrived on the doorsteps of those who stayed at home, via the telegraph, radio, newspapers, cinema, exhibitions, and foreign goods. To many observers, the growing interconnection of...   More >

Tara Zahra

Oliver E. Williamson Seminar

Seminar | April 16 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 325 Cheit Hall

 Andrea Prat, Richard Paul Richman Professor of Business, Columbia

 Haas School of Business

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 >

BPM 209 Running Effective Meetings

Workshop | April 16 | 12:30-4:30 p.m. | 24 University Hall

 Human Resources

This workshop is for UC Berkeley Staff. The content covers the roles and skills necessary for effective meeting facilitation.

Seminar 251: “Topic Forthcoming"

Seminar | April 16 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Center for Labor Economics

Art and AI

Lecture | April 16 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 220 Stephens Hall

 Christiane Paul, Chief Curator / Director, Sheila C. Johnson Design Center; Claudia Schmuckli, Curator-in-Charge of Contemporary Art and Programming, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

 Berkeley Center for New Media, Autolab, Arts + Design, Department of Art Practice, Arts Research Center

with Christiane Paul
Chief Curator / Director of the Sheila C. Johnson Design Center, Professor at The New School and Adjunct Curator of Digital Art at the Whitney Museum of American Art

Response from Claudia Schmuckli
Curator-in-Charge of Contemporary Art and Programming at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco.

Co-sponsored by AutoLab, Arts + Design, the Arts Research Center, Art...   More >

AIA Lecture

Lecture | April 16 | 7 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Andrew Stewart, UC Berkeley

 AIA San Francisco Society

Friday, April 17, 2020

Softball vs. Utah

Sport - Intercollegiate - Baseball/Softball | April 17 |  Levine-Fricke Field

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Softball hosts Utah at Levine-Fricke Field.

Buddhism, Physics, and Philosophy Redux

Workshop | April 17 | 10 a.m.-6 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, 105 Maude Fife Room

 Center for Buddhist Studies, Tianzhu Global Network for the Study of Buddhist Cultures, Glorisun Global Buddhist Network, Bukkyo Dendo Kyokai

Workshop, April 17-19, 2020
The philosophical problems that emerged with the advent of quantum mechanics in the early 20th century are still very much with us. Issues like the measurement problem, entanglement and nonlocality, wave-particle complementarity, and so on, force us to ask: do the formulations of QM refer to a real, mind-independent world, or are they merely a means of predicting what...   More >

Spring 2020 Research Showcase: The CNR poster session for presenting research to the Berkeley community

Conference/Symposium | April 17 | 11 a.m.-2 p.m. | Morgan Hall, Morgan Lounge

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

College of Natural Resource students will be presenting the research that they have been involved with during their time here at UC Berkeley.

Spring 2019 CNR Research Showcase

Informational Interviewing

Workshop | April 17 | 12-1 p.m. | 198 University Hall

 Human Resources

Thinking about an interesting career move? Have questions about the field or how to get there? Expand your career strategy toolkit by learning how to conduct effective informational interviews.

  Register online