<< 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.

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.

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

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.

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

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

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 >

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

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.

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

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

Saturday, April 18, 2020

Softball vs. Utah

Sport - Intercollegiate - Baseball/Softball | April 18 |  Levine-Fricke Field

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Softball hosts Utah at Levine-Fricke Field.

Cal Day

Special Event | April 18 | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. |  UC Berkeley Campus

 Public Affairs

UC Berkeley throws open its doors and offers over 300 lectures, tours, performances, demonstrations and discussions. Many events are tailored for kids & families, prospective students, and the just plain curious. Come experience a day in the life of UC Berkeley!

All events free, all ages welcome, campus wide.

Buddhism, Physics, and Philosophy Redux

Workshop | April 18 | 10 a.m.-6 p.m. |  Jodo Shinshu Center

 2140 Durant Avenue, Berkeley

 Center for Buddhist Studies

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 >

Sunday, April 19, 2020

Softball vs. Utah

Sport - Intercollegiate - Baseball/Softball | April 19 |  Levine-Fricke Field

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Softball hosts Utah at Levine-Fricke Field.

Buddhism, Physics, and Philosophy Redux

Workshop | April 19 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, 105 Maude Fife Room

 Center for Buddhist Studies

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 >

Spherulitic Growth of Coral Skeletons and Synthetic Aragonite: Nature’s 3D-printing

Seminar | April 19 | 4-5 p.m. | 348 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Professor Pupa Gilbert, University of Wisconsin-Madison

 Materials Science and Engineering (MSE)

Crystallization done by living organisms, termed biomineralization, involves biological control over crystal nucleation, growth, and crystal orientation patterns in the final biomineral. In this MSE seminar I will describe one mechanism of crystallization by attachment of amorphous particles [1] to fresh, forming coral skeletons, and their subsequent crystallization into aragonite crystals [2]....   More >

Monday, April 20, 2020

David Goldstein

Colloquium | April 20 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 David Goldstein, University of California, Los Angeles

 Department of Linguistics

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Garden Closed

Special Event | January 21 – December 15, 2020 the third 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 >

Organic Chemistry Seminar

Seminar | April 21 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Jin Zhang, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, UC San Diego

 College of Chemistry

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.

Physical Chemistry Seminar

Seminar | April 21 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Physical Chemistry Seminar Speaker

 College of Chemistry

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Transformative Justice Vision for Responding to Gender-based Violence and Campus Sexual Assault

Lecture | April 22 | 12-2 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Mimi E. Kim, Assistant Professor, School of Social Work, California State University, Long Beach; Xhercis Méndez, Associate Professor, Women and Gender Studies, California State University, Fullerton

 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 >

Thursday, April 23, 2020

Neuroscience Student Seminar Series

Seminar | April 23 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

 Liqun Luo, Stanford University

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

DCRP / Terner Center Lecture: Lawrence Vale

Lecture | April 23 | 5:30-8 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

Does Public Housing Redevelopment Purge the Poorest?

Friday, April 24, 2020

TDPS presents Snowflakes, or Rare White People by Dustin Chinn

Performing Arts - Theater | April 24 – May 3, 2020 every day with exceptions |  Zellerbach Playhouse

 Mina Morita

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

In 23rd Century Nueva New York, the dwindling white American population is protected by the federal government. Two of the last are brought to the Museum of Natural History as a living exhibit in the Hall of Caucasian Peoples, only to be freed by a sympathetic gift shop employee. Is society ready for their return?

$13–20

  Buy tickets online

Men's Track & Field vs. Brutus Hamilton Invitational

Sport - Intercollegiate - Track & Field | April 24 |  Edwards Track Stadium

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Men's Track & Field hosts Brutus Hamilton Invitational at Edwards Stadium.

Why Read The Tempest?

Lecture | April 24 | Wheeler Hall, Location TBD

 Department of English

More details to come.

Marian E. Koshland Memorial Lecture

Seminar | April 24 | 4-5 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

 Janet Iwasa, University of Utah

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch: Palermo Palermo

Performing Arts - Dance | April 24 | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Cal Performances

A towering wall crashes to rubble on the stage. Dancers make their way through the remains of a crumbling city in stiletto high heels. Six pianists hammer out Tchaikovsky on upright pianos while men and women exploit and are exploited. In Palermo Palermo, the late Pina Bausch’s 1989 work, the acclaimed dance-theater pioneer observed—through a series of vignettes by turns somber and surreal—the...   More >

$38–$110 (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

Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch performs Palermo Palermo Friday–Sunday, April 24–26, 2020 in Zellerbach Hall.

Saturday, April 25, 2020

Men's Track & Field vs. Brutus Hamilton Invitational

Sport - Intercollegiate - Track & Field | April 25 |  Edwards Track Stadium

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Men's Track & Field hosts Brutus Hamilton Invitational at Edwards Stadium.

TDPS presents Snowflakes, or Rare White People by Dustin Chinn

Performing Arts - Theater | April 24 – May 3, 2020 every day with exceptions |  Zellerbach Playhouse

 Mina Morita

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

In 23rd Century Nueva New York, the dwindling white American population is protected by the federal government. Two of the last are brought to the Museum of Natural History as a living exhibit in the Hall of Caucasian Peoples, only to be freed by a sympathetic gift shop employee. Is society ready for their return?

$13–20

  Buy tickets online

Weekend Workshop: Writing Across the Disciplines

Workshop | April 25 | 8:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. |  Berkeley Way West

 Bay Area Writing Project

Classrooms can provide courageous spaces for exploring collective and individual identities. Writing often plays a critical role in this exploration and provides a humanizing lens through which students can see each others’ experiences. These workshops will focus on strategies, protocols and content that support students to contribute their stories, share their truths and invite others into...   More >

Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch: Palermo Palermo

Performing Arts - Dance | April 25 | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Cal Performances

A towering wall crashes to rubble on the stage. Dancers make their way through the remains of a crumbling city in stiletto high heels. Six pianists hammer out Tchaikovsky on upright pianos while men and women exploit and are exploited. In Palermo Palermo, the late Pina Bausch’s 1989 work, the acclaimed dance-theater pioneer observed—through a series of vignettes by turns somber and surreal—the...   More >

$38–$110 (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

Sunday, April 26, 2020

TDPS presents Snowflakes, or Rare White People by Dustin Chinn

Performing Arts - Theater | April 24 – May 3, 2020 every day with exceptions |  Zellerbach Playhouse

 Mina Morita

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

In 23rd Century Nueva New York, the dwindling white American population is protected by the federal government. Two of the last are brought to the Museum of Natural History as a living exhibit in the Hall of Caucasian Peoples, only to be freed by a sympathetic gift shop employee. Is society ready for their return?

$13–20

  Buy tickets online

Monday, April 27, 2020

Poetics and Its Contexts: A Symposium in Honor of Lyn Hejinian

Meeting | April 27 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, Maude Fife Room 315 Wheeler Hall

 Lyn Hejinian

 Department of English

Participants include:
Charles Altieri, Daniel Benjamin, Dan Blanton, Eric Falci, Josh Gang, Jane Gregory, Eleanor Johnston, Donna Jones, David Marno, Geoffrey G. O’Brien, Samia Rahimtoola, Jill Richards, Poulomi Saha, Jen Scappettone, Lytle Shaw, Snehal Shingavi, Claire Marie Stancek, Emily Thornbury, Tim Wood, Mia You, and Liz Young

Juliet Stanton

Colloquium | April 27 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Juliet Stanton, New York University

 Department of Linguistics

Structural and Quantitative Biology Seminar

Seminar | April 27 | 4-5 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Judith Klinman, University of California, Berkeley

 College of Chemistry

Tuesday, April 28, 2020

Division of Immunology and Pathogenesis

Seminar | April 28 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

 Carolyn Bertozzi, Stanford University

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

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.

LinkedIn Basics

Workshop | April 28 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 198 University Hall

 Human Resources

LinkedIn is a great tool for establishing an online presence, conducting career research, and facilitating connection with other professionals. This workshop addresses the basics.

  Register online

Physical Chemistry Seminar

Seminar | April 28 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Physical Chemistry Seminar Speaker

 College of Chemistry

Cloud Computing Meetup

Social Event | October 29, 2019 – December 29, 2020 the last Tuesday of the month every month | 4:30-7 p.m. | Berkeley Skydeck, Penthouse (PH) floor

 2150 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Division of Data Science, IST/OCIO, Research IT,

The UC Berkeley Cloud Community of Practice will be holding our monthly meetup in the Berkeley SkyDeck Penthouse. We have some excellent guests and topics and hope to see you there.

Everyone is welcome - this is a really inclusive group! You don't have to be an expert, or already know about cloud technologies; we get together so people can learn from each other. The Berkeley SkyDeck is at...   More >

UC Berkeley Cloud Computing Meetup

Meeting | August 27, 2019 – August 25, 2020 the last Tuesday of the month every month | 4:30-7 p.m. |  Berkeley SkyDeck Penthouse

 Data Sciences

This meetup is aimed at bringing together students, researchers, faculty, IT staff and the wider local community to learn, share and discuss our work in designing and operating services built on cloud computing architectures.

We will feature speakers and engaging discussions around current issues in cloud computing often with an enterprise focus.

Thursday, April 30, 2020

IB Seminar: Title to be announced

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

 Tom Hahn, University of California, Davis

 Department of Integrative Biology

Neuroscience Student Seminar Series Seminar

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

 Matt Wilson, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

The Primacy of Practice

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

 Kwong-loi Shun, Philosophy, UC Berkeley

 Center for Buddhist Studies

Co-sponsored by the Center for Buddhist Studies and the Department of Philosophy

Chinese ethical traditions are characterized by a mode of ethical reflection that is driven primarily by a concern to make a direct ethical difference to our lives, rather than to understand our ethical lives as an object of study. We will discuss some distinctive features of this mode of reflection that stand in...   More >

Exhibits and Ongoing Events

Photographs by Ken Light: American Stories

Exhibit - Photography | August 28, 2019 – May 15, 2020 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | Stephens Hall, Townsend Center, 220 Stephens

 Townsend Center for the Humanities, Journalism, Graduate School of

In an exhibition of selected works from the past five decades, documentary photographer Ken Light probes social and political issues in America.

 Viewing hours are generally Monday-Friday, 9 am to 4 pm. The exhibit is located in a space also used for events. Please contact the Townsend Center to confirm availability.

The Languages of Berkeley: An Online Exhibition

Exhibit - Multimedia | September 1, 2019 – August 31, 2020 every day |  Free Speech Movement Cafe (Moffitt Library)

 Library, Berkeley Language Center

Celebrates the magnificent diversity of languages that advance research, teaching, and learning at the University of California, Berkeley. It is the point of embarkation for an exciting sequential exhibit that will build on one post per week, showcasing an array of digitized works in the original language chosen by those who work with these languages on a daily basis - librarians, professors,...   More >

Object Lessons: The Egyptian Collections of the University of California, Berkeley

Exhibit - Artifacts | November 11, 2019 – May 22, 2020 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday with exceptions | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Bancroft Library, Gallery and Corridor

 Friends of The Bancroft Library, Bancroft Library, Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

Object Lessons brings together ancient and modern Egyptian artifacts from the Center for the Tebtunis Papyri and the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology in an exhibition in The Bancroft Library Gallery and Corridor. In the gallery, we invite you to explore how items from everyday life were created and discarded, excavated and conserved, from antiquity to the present day. The corridor...   More >