<< May 2020 >>

Friday, May 1, 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

'Information and Uncertainty in Data Science' Discussion Forum

Meeting | January 24 – May 1, 2020 every other Friday | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 190B Doe Library

 Berkeley Institute for Data Science

The 'Information and Uncertainty in Data Science' Discussion Forum is held biweekly on Fridays in 190B Doe. All interested members of the UC Berkeley, UCSF, LBL and LLNL communities are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Jazz X 2: a double bill of the UC Jazz Comb

Performing Arts - Music | May 1 | 12:15 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

directed by Ted Moore, and the Berkeley Nu Jazz Collective, directed by Myra Melford

Towards the Delivery and Antiparasitic Antimonial Therapy Using Biomaterial Nanoparticles: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | May 1 | 2-3 p.m. | 4 LeConte Hall

 Prof. Timothy Johnstone, UC Santa Cruz, Chemistry & Biochemistry

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

Leishmaniasis is a neglected tropical disease that is endemic to 98 countries and claims tens of thousands of lives each year.

Of the handful of drugs available to treat infection with Leishmania spp., two contain the main-group element antimony: meglumine antimoniate and sodium stibogluconate. These pentavalent antimonials, so called because they contain antimony in the 5+ oxidation state,...   More >

Inorganic Chemistry Seminar

Seminar | May 1 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Inorganic Chem Speaker

 College of Chemistry

The Tallis Scholars

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

 2345 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Cal Performances

In the 16th century, the retinues of King Henry VIII of England and King Francis I of France met on a field near Calais for a friendly show of mutual power, an extravagant display of food, wine, wrestling, jousting, and of course, singing. Rival choirs squared off, with the French led by composer Jean Mouton and the English by William Cornysh. The Tallis Scholars pay tribute to this Renaissance...   More >

$42–$76 (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

The Tallis Scholars perform The Field of the Cloth of Gold: Music of Jean Mouton and William Cornysh Wednesday, May 1, 2020 in the First Congregational Church.

Saturday, May 2, 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

Sick Plant Clinic

Special Event | January 4 – December 5, 2020 the first Saturday of the month every month | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join the Garden for our monthly Sick Plant Clinic and find out which diseases ail your plants. Entomologists are also available to identify the pests that are living in your plants too! Please cover plants and disease samples in containers or bags before entering the Garden.

BERKELEY CLINIC DIAGNOSES RESIDENTS' PLANTS
Lauren Reed-Guy, Chronicle Staff Writer
San Francisco Chronicle June 29,...   More >

University Chorus

Performing Arts - Music | May 2 | 7:30 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

Wei Cheng, Director

$16 General Admission, $12 Senior, Student (non-UCB), UCB Faculty/Staff, $5 UCB students

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Scott Joplin's Treemonisha

Performing Arts - Theater | May 2 | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Cal Performances

In his masterwork Treemonisha, famed ragtime composer Scott Joplin created a story of black female empowerment that explored the aspirations of African Americans, telling the tale of an abandoned ex-slave girl who grows up to lead her community. The landmark work, written more than 100 years ago, never reached the stage during Joplin’s lifetime, but the Toronto-based Volcano Theatre Company is...   More >

$42–$68 (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

Volcano Theatre Company performs Scott Joplin's Treemonisha Saturday–Sunday, May 2–3, 2020 in Zellerbach Hall.

Sunday, May 3, 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

Softball vs. ASU

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

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Softball hosts ASU at Levine-Fricke Field.

Scott Joplin's Treemonisha

Performing Arts - Theater | May 3 | 3-5 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Cal Performances

In his masterwork Treemonisha, famed ragtime composer Scott Joplin created a story of black female empowerment that explored the aspirations of African Americans, telling the tale of an abandoned ex-slave girl who grows up to lead her community. The landmark work, written more than 100 years ago, never reached the stage during Joplin’s lifetime, but the Toronto-based Volcano Theatre Company is...   More >

$42–$68 (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

Gospel Chorus: Gospel Music and the Life of Betty Gadling

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

 Department of Music

"Gospel Music and the Life of Betty Gadling" - A Collaboration Concert of the UC Berkeley Gospel Choir and Allen Temple Baptist Church, recognizing the contributions of influences on African American sacred music and gospel music, in the Bay Area,, of the late Minister of Music Emeriti of Allen Temple Baptist Church, Ms. Betty D. Gadling

$16 General Admission, $12 Senior, Student (non-UCB), UCB Faculty/Staff, $5 UCB students

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Monday, May 4, 2020

Seminars 271 and 281, Development and International Trade and Finance: Tba

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

 Eric Verhoogen, Columbia University

 Department of Economics

Structural and Quantitative Biology Seminar

Seminar | May 4 | 4-5 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Hongtao Yu, The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

 College of Chemistry

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Open Berkeley - Best practices for security, accessibility, maintenance, and branding for campus websites

Meeting | May 5 | 303 Doe Library

 Caroline Boyden, Web Developer; Anna Gazdowicz, Web and Accessibility Specialist

 Webnet

Webnet logo

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 >

Labor Lunch Seminar: "Topic Forthcoming"

Seminar | May 5 | 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.

Pitzer Lecture

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

 Ali Alavi, Department of Chemistry, University of Cambridge

 College of Chemistry

Wednesday, May 6, 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.

Collaborating Effectively in the Workplace

Course | May 6 | 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 24 University Hall

 Staff Ombuds Office

To be successful in the rapidly changing workplace, staff must be able to collaborate with a variety of people within and outside the organization who have the skills, resources, and influence to tackle increasing complex challenges. Collaboration is a skill and a set of practices that are rarely taught in the workplace. In this course, staff will learn when and why to collaborate; ways to work...   More >

  Register online

Discovery Station: Carnivorous Plants

Tour/Open House | May 6 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Discover some of the fascinating and beautiful plants that can eat insects. Get up close with the amazing leaf adaptations as you learn more about them. Free with Garden admission.

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

The NASA Berkeley Aviation Data Science Seminar Series, launched in spring 2020, is held weekly on Wednesdays in Stanley 106, at 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM, from January 22 through May 6.

Certificate Program in Finance Online Information Session

Information Session | May 6 | 12-12:30 p.m. |  Online

 Heather Liston, Program Director

 UC Berkeley Extension

Interested in changing careers to finance? Want to understand financial concepts and techniques to better perform your current work? Or you want to broaden your knowledge of investment management or capital gains? Then this certificate is for you.

  Register online

Noon Concert Series: Balinese Gamelan and Dance

Performing Arts - Music | May 6 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

Directed by I Dewa Putu Berata with Lisa Gold
Featuring guest Balinese dancer and the UC Berkeley Balinese Gamelan Class

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

Interviewing for the Job

Workshop | May 6 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 198 University Hall

 Human Resources

Job interview skills are important whether you are switching fields, seeking an advanced position along your current path, or just keeping your skills sharp. This workshop provides an effective framework for expressing your qualifications.

  Register online

Oliver E. Williamson Seminar Joint with EAP

Seminar | May 6 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 330 Cheit Hall

 Lisa Kahn, Professor of Economics, University of Rochester

 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 >

Weekly Coffee Break

Social Event | January 22 – May 6, 2020 every Wednesday | 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 >

Center for Computational Biology Seminar

Seminar | May 6 | 4-5 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center

 William Noble, Professor, University of Washington

 Center for Computational Biology

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 >

Thursday, May 7, 2020

Certificate Program in Financial Planning and Analysis Online Information Session

Information Session | May 7 | 12-12:30 p.m. |  Online

 Heather Liston, UC Berkeley Extension program director

 UC Berkeley Extension

Financial planners and analysts reside at the intersection of accounting, economics and finance. These professionals also touch every function of the business in that every action has an economic impact.

Discover how this certificate can benefit you, whether you are looking to advance in your current business career or switch to a career in financial planning and analysis.

  Register online

Max-Planck Inst

Seminar | May 7 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

 Gilles Laurent, Max-Planck Institute

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Friday, May 8, 2020

Certificate Program in Accounting Online Information Session

Information Session | May 8 | 12-12:30 p.m. |  Online

 Heather Liston, Program Director, UC Berkeley Extension

 UC Berkeley Extension

Discover how this certificate can help you change careers into the accounting field, understand accounting concepts and techniques to better perform your current non-accounting work or prepare you to take the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Exam.

  Register online

UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra

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

 Department of Music

David Milnes, Music Director

Amadeus Julian Regucera - Eternity Will Be Velocity
Mahler - Symphony No. 5



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

$30 general admission, $20 seniors, students, UCB staff, $10 UCB students, children under 12 at the door, $5 UCB students, children under 12 advance

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Saturday, May 9, 2020

Jad Abumrad

Lecture | May 9 | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Cal Performances

The host and creator of public radio’s wildly popular Radiolab program and podcast digs deep into some his favorite topics—including sound, science, history, storytelling—with his signature wit and infectious sense of curiosity.

$28–$58 (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

Jad Abumrad appears in Cal Performances' Speaker Series on May 9, 2020 in Zellerbach Hall.

UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra

Performing Arts - Music | May 9 | 8 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

David Milnes, Music Director

Amadeus Julian Regucera - Eternity Will Be Velocity
Mahler - Symphony No. 5



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

$30 general admission, $20 seniors, students, UCB staff, $10 UCB students, children under 12 at the door, $5 UCB students, children under 12 advance

  Buy tickets online

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Labor Lunch Seminar: "Topic Forthcoming"

Seminar | May 12 | 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.

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Networking for Career Success

Workshop | May 13 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 198 University Hall

 Human Resources

Between 70% – 85% of job searchers have reported that networking was one of the most important elements to helping them land a job. However, many people dread the concept of networking for their job search for fear of asking for something or appearing needy.

  Register online

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 >

Sunday, May 17, 2020

Music Graduation

Special Event | May 17 |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

no tickets
reception to follow

Tuesday, May 19, 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 >

College of Engineering Graduate Commencement (Masters and Ph.D.)

Miscellaneous | May 19 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Hearst Greek Theatre

 College of Engineering

This ceremony includes all departments in the College of Engineering.

$5.00

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.

College of Engineering Baccalaureate Commencement

Miscellaneous | May 19 | 3-5 p.m. |  Hearst Greek Theatre

 College of Engineering

This ceremony includes all departments in the College of Engineering.

$5.00

Wednesday, May 20, 2020

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 >

Tuesday, May 26, 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.

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.

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

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 >

Friday, May 29, 2020

Work Style and Your Career

Workshop | May 29 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 198 University Hall

 Human Resources

It’s no surprise that people like to approach tasks differently. Understanding your preferences and those associated with various work roles can help you make informed effective choices. This workshop uses the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator. PRE-WORK REQUIRED. Instructions for taking the “Myers-Briggs Type Indicator” (at least 3 days in advance) will be sent in your registration confirmation.

  Register online

Exhibits and Ongoing Events

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 >

Photographs by Ken Light: American Stories

Exhibit - Photography | January 13 – May 15, 2020 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 220 Stephens

 Townsend Center for the Humanities

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 Monday-Friday during the academic year. The exhibit is located in a space also used for events. Please call (510) 643-9670 or email townsendcenter@berkeley.edu for viewing times.

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 >