<< Week of May 07 >>

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Morris Dancers for May Day

Tour/Open House | May 7 | 10-10:30 a.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Be entertained with a lively performance of the Berkeley Morris Dancers in the Garden's Entrance oval.

Free with Garden Admission

  Register by calling 510-642-7082, or by emailing gardenprograms@berkeley.edu

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – December 30, 2018 every Sunday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday with exceptions | 1:30-2:45 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join us for a free, docent-led tour of the Garden as we explore interesting plant species, learn about the vast collection, and see what is currently in bloom. Meet at the Entry Plaza.

Free with Garden admission
Advanced registration not required

Tours may be cancelled without notice.
For day-of inquiries, please call 510-643-2755
For tour questions, please email gardentours@berkeley.edu...   More >

Communists | Jean-Marie Straub, | France, Switzerland, 2014

Film - Feature | May 7 | 2 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

This digital meditation on struggle and resistance “is the closest Straub has come to an autobiographical film” (Artforum). With shorts The Algerian War! and The Aquarium and the Nation.

Free for Cal Student Film Pass holders | $7 BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students | $8 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, retirees; non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, 18 & under, disabled persons | $12 General admission

  Buy tickets online

Between Worlds - A Conversation with Mira Nair: The 5th Sarah Kailath Memorial Lecture

Lecture | May 7 | 2:30-4:30 p.m. | International House, The Chevron Auditorium

 Mira Nair, Film Director

 Harsha Ram, Associate Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures and Comparative Literature

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Sarah Kailath Chair in India Studies, International House, Department of South & Southeast Asian Studies, Institute of International Studies, South/Southeast Asia Library | UC Berkeley Library, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Ethnic Studies Library, Center for African Studies

ISAS is proud to announce the 5th Sarah Kailath Memorial Lecture - a lecture series on the theme of Women and Leadership. This lecture series has been established in memory of Sarah Kailath (February 5 1941 - October 15, 2008), a long-time supporter of CSAS’s mission and activities and in whose name the center holds...   More >

RIOULT Dance NY: Bach Dances

Performing Arts - Dance | May 7 | 3 p.m. |  Zellerbach Playhouse

 Cal Performances

Pascal Rioult returns to Cal Performances with a thrilling program devoted to the music of Johann Sebastian Bach. RIOULT Dance NY performs the French-born choreographer's muscularly elegant, deeply emotive works, celebrated for carrying on the legacies of his early mentors, Martha Graham and May O'Donnell. "Rioult's responses to Bach are keenly sensitive to phrasing and structure...buoyant,...   More >

starting at $78

  Tickets go on sale August 9. Buy tickets by calling 510-642-9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Shadows | John Cassavetes | United States, 1959

Film - Feature | May 7 | 4:15 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Time never caught up with Cassavetes’s first film; his tale of three black Manhattanites is still inherently hip, mordantly funny, terribly sad, and very New York.

Free for Cal Student Film Pass holders | $7 BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students | $8 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, retirees; non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, 18 & under, disabled persons | $12 General admission

  Buy tickets online

The Holy Mountain | Alejandro Jodorowsky, | Mexico, 1973

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

One man’s (acid) trip toward enlightened consciousness heads across deserts, galaxies, islands, and more. The most outrageously psychedelic film ever made: you can’t understand the early 1970s without this.

Free for Cal Student Film Pass holders | $7 BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students | $8 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, retirees; non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, 18 & under, disabled persons | $12 General admission

  Buy tickets online

Monday, May 8, 2017

String-Math Seminar: Integrability of higher genus refined Chern-Simons theory

Seminar | May 8 | 2-3 p.m. | 402 LeConte Hall

 Shamil Shakirov, Harvard University

 Department of Mathematics

It is known that Chern-Simons topological quantum field theory admits a one-parameter deformation – refinement – in the genus 1 sector. I will tell about a genus 2 generalization of this fact. Just like in the torus case, the crucial role is played by an interesting quantum-mechanical integrable system, which is a genus 2 generalization of Ruijsenaars-Schneider-Macdonald system. The knowledge...   More >

Low-dimensional Structures and Deep Models for High-dimensional (Visual) Data

Seminar | May 8 | 2-3 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Yi Ma, Professor and Executive Dean, School of Information Science and Technology, ShanghaiTech University

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

In this talk, we will discuss a class of models and techniques that can effectively model and extract rich low-dimensional structures in high-dimensional data such as images and videos, despite nonlinear transformation, gross corruption, or severely compressed measurements.

Dissertation Talk: Learning from People

Seminar | May 8 | 4-5 p.m. | 400 Cory Hall

 Nihar Bhadresh Shah, EECS, UC Berkeley

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Learning from people represents a new and expanding frontier for data science. Two critical challenges in this domain are of developing algorithms for robust learning and designing incentive mechanisms for eliciting high-quality data. In this talk, I describe progress on these challenges in the context of two canonical settings, namely those of ranking and classification. In addressing the first...   More >

Spatial release from masking and the precedence effect in asymmetric hearing loss: Berkeley Ear Club

Colloquium | May 8 | 4 p.m. | Tolman Hall, Beach Room 3105

 Richard Freyman, Communication Disorders U Mass. Amhearst

 Department of Psychology

Analysis and PDE Seminar: Strong cosmic censorship in spherical symmetry for two-ended asymptotically flat initial data

Seminar | May 8 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Sung-Jin Oh, KIAS

 Department of Mathematics

Black holes are perhaps the most celebrated predictions of general relativity. Miraculously, stationary black hole spacetimes arise as explicit (i.e., exact expression can be written down!) solutions to the (vacuum) Einstein equation. Looking at these explicit solutions leads to an intriguing observation: While the black hole exterior looks qualitatively similar, the structure of the interior, in...   More >

Kanak Mani Dixit | South Asian Regionalism under the Modi Government

Lecture | May 8 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Kanak Mani Dixit, Author, Journalist, Civil Rights Activist, Founding Editor: Himal Southasian, Publisher: Himal Khabarpatrika

 Alexander von Rospatt, Professor for Buddhist and South Asian Studies, and director of the Group in Buddhist Studies

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Himalayan Studies Program, The Subir & Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies

A talk by Kanak Mani Dixit, Author, Journalist and Founding Editor of Himal Southasian magazine, based in Kathmandu.

Entrepreneurial Toastmasters Club Meeting

Meeting | June 6, 2016 – August 14, 2017 every Monday | 6:20-7:20 p.m. | 373 Soda Hall

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Toastmasters International is a non-profit educational organization that develops communication and leadership skills through public speaking.

Eco Ensemble: Berkeley Composers

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

 Department of Music

Eco Ensemble presents Berkeley Composers
David Milnes conducts new works by UC Berkeley graduate student composers featuring ECO, our resident professional new music ensemble.

The Berkeley New Music Project is a group dedicated to the performance of new music by the graduate student composers in UC Berkeley’s Department of Music. Supported by funding from the Department of Music, Townsend...   More >

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Nuclear Policy Working Group

Meeting | March 14 – May 9, 2017 every Tuesday with exceptions | NSSC Suite, Suite 230

 2150 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94709

 Nuclear Engineering (NE)

African athletes and migration to the European Union – Beyond Men’s Football: A Research Workshop

Workshop | May 9 – 10, 2017 every day | 223 Moses Hall

 Sine Agergaard, Aarhus University, Denmark; Gerard Akindes, Josoor Institute, Qatar; Mari Haugaa Engh, University of KwaZulu Natal, South Africa; Teresa Krug, Freelance Journalist; Wycliffe Njororai Simiyu, University of Texas, Tyler, USA; Kristin Walseth, Oslo and Akershus University College, Norway; Martha Saavedra, Center for African Studies, UC Berkeley

 Center for African Studies, Jean Monnet Center of Excellence, Institute of European Studies

The Center for African Studies with support from the Institute of European Studies and the Jean Monnet Center of Excellence at the University of California, Berkeley is organzing a research workshop: African athletes & migration to the European Union – Beyond Men’s Football, May 9-10, 2017

Senegalese Women Basketball Players at Rio Games

Multimodal Transportation Impact Analysis

Workshop | May 9 – 10, 2017 every day | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Holiday Inn Dublin-Pleasanton

 6680 Regional Street, Dublin, CA 94568

 Victor Kahmi, Ventura County Transportation Commission; Bill Cisco, PTV Group; Steve Coleman

 Technology Transfer Program

Recent California legislation, as well as public sentiment, has made it imperative that transportation professionals better understand how to analyze and interpret performance measures related to complete streets and sustainable transportation. This new course provides the basics and practical applications for determining level of service for pedestrians, bicyclists, bus transit users, and auto...   More >

 Planners, engineers, technicians, and others at all levels of experience, including those who have had minimal prior experience with the HCM can benefit from this class, although some familiarity with the HCM is desirable. A minimal level of mathematics i

Architectural History and Theory in Postbellum New York: Interview with Kevin Block, Department of Rhetoric

Seminar | May 9 | 9-9:30 a.m. | Barrows Hall, Radio broadcast, ON-AIR ONLY, 90.7FM

 Kevin Block, PhD Candidate, Department of Rhetoric; Tesla Monson, PhD Candidate, Department of Integrative Biology

 KALX 90.7FM

Tune in to The Graduates to hear from Kevin Block, PhD Candidate in the Department of Rhetoric here at UC Berkeley. Kevin's dissertation research focuses on architectural history and philosophy in postbellum New York. The Graduates, highlighting graduate student research at Berkeley and promoting diversity in STEM, is broadcast every other Tuesday at 9AM on KALX 90.7FM and on the web.

Kevin Block, PhD Candidate in Rhetoric

Express Travel Signature Day

Miscellaneous | May 4 – 11, 2017 every Tuesday & Thursday | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | International House, Great Hall

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Berkeley International Office has set aside this special day for express travel signatures just for you! Stop by any time during the hours below to get your documents signed on-the-spot.

Come to the I-House Great Hall during the following days and times for your Express Travel Signature:
Thu 5/4 - 10am-3pm
Tue 5/9 - 12-4pm
Thu 5/11 - 12-4pm

Computational Thinking: Building Bridges between Physical Models and Statistical Inference

Seminar | May 9 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Fernando Perez, University of California, Berkeley

 Department of Statistics

The scientific traditions of physics and applied mathematics have focused mainly on defining simplified models of the world amenable to analytical and numerical approximation. Today, the flood of real-world data at unprecedented levels of resolution and diversity creates opportunity for building richer scientific descriptions that combine statistical inference with "classical" models. I will...   More >

Order and Chaos*: Collective Behavior of Crowded Drops in Microfluidic Systems: *Crowded droplet breakup HydrodynAmics not Ordered but Stochastic

Seminar | May 9 | 12-1 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge

 Prof. Sindy KY Tang, Assistant Professor, Stanford University, Department of Mechanical Engineering

 Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center

Droplet microfluidics, in which micro-droplets serve as individual reactors, has enabled a range of high-throughput biochemical processes. This talk examines the collective behavior of drops in a concentrated emulsion by tracking the dynamics and the fate of individual drops. Our results represent a new type of collective order and have practical use in on-chip droplet manipulation.

  RSVP online by May 8.

Michelle Wilkerson: How students learn through computational representations

Special Event | May 9 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 303 Doe Library

 Professor Michelle Wilkerson, Coalition for Education and Outreach

 Coalition for Education and Outreach

Dr. Wilkerson studies how young people learn with and about computational representations – things like computer simulations, data visualizations, or interactive graphics.

 Space is limited!

Certificate Program in Interior Design and Interior Architecture Online Information Session

Information Session | May 9 | 12:15-1 p.m. |  Online

 Rae Hagner, UC Berkeley Extension program director

 UC Berkeley Extension

Find out how UC Berkeley Extension’s certificate can help you advance or start your career in interior design and interior architecture.

  Make reservations online

Development Lunch:"Discretion and Corruption in Public Procurement"

Seminar | May 9 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Ferenc Szucs

 Department of Economics, CEGA

Garden Tour: Treasures of the Japanese Collection

Tour/Open House | May 9 | 1-2:30 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join Garden Horticulturist Dylan Ferriera on a walk through the Asian Collection of the Garden looking at the Japanese accessions. A rare opportunity to take a closer look at these spectacular plants with the Garden expert!

$15, $10 Garden members

  Register online or by calling 510-664-9841, or by emailing gardenprograms@berkeley.edu

EH&S 403 Training Session

Course | May 9 | 1:30-2:30 p.m. | 370 University Hall

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

 Office of Environment, Health & Safety

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

Brand Training Workshop 2: Building websites with branded components

Workshop | May 9 | 2-4 p.m. |  UC Berkeley Campus | Note change in date

 Public Affairs

Attend this workshop to see how the Berkeley brand platform can be applied to your website. See examples of each web template option: Dreamweaver, WordPress, and OpenBerkeley. Get hands-on experience with the Dreamweaver template in order to gain a deeper understanding of the modular branded components and how to use them to build a page.

  Register online

Cognitive Neuroscience Colloquia

Career Fair | May 9 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

 Max Bertolero

 Department of Psychology

KIDS FIRST: David L. Kirp Prize and FOUNDATIONS FOR CHANGE: Thomas I. Yamashita Prize 2017 Award Ceremony

Special Event | May 9 | 3:30-5 p.m. | Faculty Club, Heyns Room

 Pedro Noguera, Distinguished Professor of Education, UC Los Angeles

 Institute for the Study of Societal Issues

Institute for the Study of Societal Issues presents:

KIDS FIRST: David L. Kirp Prize and FOUNDATIONS FOR CHANGE: Thomas I. Yamashita Prize 2017 Award Ceremony

Please join us as we honor Nicola McClung, Arturo Cortéz, Camila Cribb Fabersunne, Dylan Bush, and Ankita Joshi

Keynote:
"Writing, Resisting and Research: The Role of Scholarship During the Trump Presidency"
by Pedro Noguera,...   More >

$FREE

  Registration opens April 1. Register online by May 10.

Pedro Noguera, Distinguished Professor of Education, UC Los Angeles

Seminar 221, Industrial Organization: ​"Market Power and Production (Mis)Allocation: A Study of the World Oil Market"

Seminar | May 9 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Allan Collard-Wexler, Duke University

 Department of Economics

joint work with John Asker and Jan De Loecker

EPMS Weekly Seminar

Seminar | November 1, 2016 – December 5, 2017 every Tuesday | 5:10-6 p.m. | 212 O'Brien Hall

 Engineering and Project Management Society

Each week the Engineering and Project Management Society brings in a speaker to talk about topics related to construction and project management. Light refreshments will be provided.

Event is ADA accessible. For disability accommodation requests and information, please contact Disability Access Services by phone at 510.643.6456 (voice) or 510.642.6376 (TTY) or by email at...   More >

Swahili Weekly Social Hour

Social Event | January 31 – May 9, 2017 every Tuesday | 6-7 p.m. |  Jupiter Taproom

 2181 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Center for African Studies

Speak Swahili with your fellow Swahili students and enthusiasts over a drink at Jupiter Taproom. This is an informal gathering to connect with other Swahili speakers on campus and in Berkeley. Each person will support their own beverage purchases, but we will provide the good company! And of course, Swahili speaking only! All skill and experience levels are welcome. Karibuni sana!

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

African athletes and migration to the European Union – Beyond Men’s Football: A Research Workshop

Workshop | May 9 – 10, 2017 every day | 223 Moses Hall

 Sine Agergaard, Aarhus University, Denmark; Gerard Akindes, Josoor Institute, Qatar; Mari Haugaa Engh, University of KwaZulu Natal, South Africa; Teresa Krug, Freelance Journalist; Wycliffe Njororai Simiyu, University of Texas, Tyler, USA; Kristin Walseth, Oslo and Akershus University College, Norway; Martha Saavedra, Center for African Studies, UC Berkeley

 Center for African Studies, Jean Monnet Center of Excellence, Institute of European Studies

The Center for African Studies with support from the Institute of European Studies and the Jean Monnet Center of Excellence at the University of California, Berkeley is organzing a research workshop: African athletes & migration to the European Union – Beyond Men’s Football, May 9-10, 2017

Multimodal Transportation Impact Analysis

Workshop | May 9 – 10, 2017 every day | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Holiday Inn Dublin-Pleasanton

 6680 Regional Street, Dublin, CA 94568

 Victor Kahmi, Ventura County Transportation Commission; Bill Cisco, PTV Group; Steve Coleman

 Technology Transfer Program

Recent California legislation, as well as public sentiment, has made it imperative that transportation professionals better understand how to analyze and interpret performance measures related to complete streets and sustainable transportation. This new course provides the basics and practical applications for determining level of service for pedestrians, bicyclists, bus transit users, and auto...   More >

 Planners, engineers, technicians, and others at all levels of experience, including those who have had minimal prior experience with the HCM can benefit from this class, although some familiarity with the HCM is desirable. A minimal level of mathematics i

Brand Training Workshop 2: Building websites with branded components

Workshop | May 10 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. |  UC Berkeley Campus

 Public Affairs

Attend this workshop to see how the Berkeley brand platform can be applied to your website. See examples of each web template option: Dreamweaver, WordPress, and OpenBerkeley. Get hands-on experience with the Dreamweaver template in order to gain a deeper understanding of the modular branded components and how to use them to build a page.

  Register online

Inclusive Ai: Technology and Policy for a Diverse Urban Future

Conference/Symposium | May 10 | 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Sutardja Dai Hall

 Camille Crittenden, Deputy Director, CITRIS and the Banatao Institute; Scott Mauvais, Director, Technology & Civic Innovation, Microsoft; Professor Fei Fei Li, Associate Professor and Director, Stanford AI Lab; Prof. Ryan Calo, Assistant Professor, School of Law, University of Washington

 Mark Bergstrom, Executive Director, Pennsylvania Commission on Sentencing; Sharad Goel, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Management Science & Engineering, Stanford University; Jessica Saunders, Senior Criminologist, Rand Corporation; Chris White, Principal Researcher & Partner, Microsoft; Kiran Jain, Chief Resilience Officer, City of Oakland; Roberto Manduchi, Professor, Computer Engineering, UC Santa Cruz; Claude Yusti, Partner, IBM Global Business Services; Costas Spanos, Director, CITRIS and the Banatao Institute; Laura Tyson, Faculty Director, Institute for Business & Social Impact, Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley; John Zysman, Professor Emeritus, Political Science, UC Berkeley

 Ken Goldberg, Professor & Chair, Industrial Engineering and Operations Research Dept., UC Berkeley

 Megan Garcia, Senior Fellow & Director, New America

 CITRIS and the Banatao Institute, Microsoft

Explore the effects of AI-enabled technologies on labor, law enforcement, and public services. The symposium will highlight AI research and its implementation in the urban environment and will raise questions regarding effects of AI on cultural, social, political and economic inclusion.

$25 Faculty, Staff, or Students, $50 Non-profit/Gov, $100 Corporate

Certificate Program in Data Science and Professional Program in Data Analysis Online Information Session

Information Session | May 10 | 12-1 p.m. |  Online

 Sean Butcher, LL.B., M.B.A.

 UC Berkeley Extension

Gain the skills to collect, process, analyze and interpret data to create actionable insights. Learn how to leverage machine learning, statistics, data mining and big data to develop new strategies that support decision making in a variety of fields.

  Make reservations online

Selective Attention in the Service of Reinforcement Learning: 2017 Ghiselli Lecture

Lecture | May 10 | 3 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

 Professor Yael Niv, Princeton University

 Department of Psychology

On the face of it, most real-world world tasks are hopelessly complex from the point of view of reinforcement learning mechanisms. In particular, due to the "curse of dimensionality", even the simple task of crossing the street should, in principle, take thousands of trials to learn to master. But we are better than that.. How does our brain do it? In this talk I will argue that the limited...   More >

Violence as a Generative Force: Identity, Nationalism, and Memory in a Balkan Community

Lecture | May 10 | 4-6 p.m. | 270 Stephens Hall

 Max Bergholz, James M. Stanford Professorship in Genocide and Human Rights Studies, Associate Professor of History, Concordia University

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

During two terrifying days and nights in early September 1941, the lives of nearly two thousand men, women, and children were taken savagely by their neighbors in Kulen Vakuf, a small rural community straddling today’s border between northwest Bosnia and Croatia. This frenzy—in which victims were butchered with farm tools, drowned in rivers, and thrown into deep vertical caves—was the culmination...   More >

Chemical Approaches to Metabolic and Mitochondrial Diseases

Seminar | May 10 | 4-5 p.m. | 114 Morgan Hall

 Pere Puigserver, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard University

 Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology

Between the Scholar and the Public Intellectual: The University in the Contemporary African Context

Lecture | May 10 | 5-7 p.m. | 220 Stephens Hall

 Mahmood Mamdani, Director of Makerere Institute of Social Research, Makere University, Uganda; Visiting Scholar, The International Consortium of Critical Theory Programs

 The Program in Critical Theory

Mahmood Mamdani is Director of Makerere Institute of Social Research (MISR) at Makere University in Uganda. He received his Ph.D. in government from Harvard University. Mamdani is Herbert Lehman Professor of Government in the Department of Anthropology and Political Science and the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University, where he was also director of the Institute of...   More >

Toastmasters on Campus Club: Learn public speaking

Meeting | January 14, 2015 – December 18, 2019 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.

Full: Harrison

Special Event | May 10 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

An evening of music by the composer Lou Harrison, on the hundredth anniversary of his birth.

Free for BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students, faculty, staff, retirees; 18 & under + guardian | $10 Non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons | $12 General admission Event is included with admission. Seating for Full is limited.

  Buy tickets online

Opening Night | John Cassavetes, | United States, 1978

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Cassavetes’s tribute to acting, actors, and the search for artistic integrity centers around a successful stage actress (Gena Rowlands) grappling with her character. “Cassavetes's most cleverly constructed film” (The New Yorker).

Free for Cal Student Film Pass holders | $7 BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students | $8 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, retirees; non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, 18 & under, disabled persons | $12 General admission

  Buy tickets online

Scottish Ballet: A Streetcar Named Desire

Performing Arts - Dance | May 10 – 12, 2017 every day | 8 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Cal Performances

Scottish Ballet's award-winning take on Tennessee Williams' Southern Gothic melodrama with jazz-inspired score draws audiences into the darkly alluring and tragic world of Blanche DuBois, her sister Stella, and her brutish brother-in-law Stanley. Scotland's national dance company is known for rigorous and refined classical technique and vibrant productions of story ballets. "An expertly chosen...   More >

starting at $36

  Tickets go on sale August 9. Buy tickets by calling 510-642-9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Thursday, May 11, 2017

RAPDP - Advanced - ST1 Fellowships and Training Grants

Course | May 11 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | University Hall, Room 24

 Human Resources

Synopsis: A specialty workshop that covers the unique pre- and post-award issues associated with research fellowships and training grants.

  Register online

Drawing from Plants and Flowers : A Two Day Workshop

Workshop | May 11 – 12, 2017 every day | 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

How do you make plants and flowers seem alive and natural in a drawing or painting? Can you smell their scent and feel their fragilility or strength? Using charcoal, pen and ink, and colored pencil we will practice seeing and translating forms from the plant kingdom into works of art that are both energetic and recognizable. I will have extra materials there. We will start loosely and move in for...   More >

$200, $190 members

  Register online or by calling 510-664-9841, or by emailing gardenprograms@berkeley.edu

Express Travel Signature Day

Miscellaneous | May 4 – 11, 2017 every Tuesday & Thursday | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | International House, Great Hall

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Berkeley International Office has set aside this special day for express travel signatures just for you! Stop by any time during the hours below to get your documents signed on-the-spot.

Come to the I-House Great Hall during the following days and times for your Express Travel Signature:
Thu 5/4 - 10am-3pm
Tue 5/9 - 12-4pm
Thu 5/11 - 12-4pm

Scientific Writing: BRDO Spring Seminar Series for Faculty

Workshop | May 11 | 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 177 Stanley Hall

 Erica Whitney, Berkeley Research Development Office

 Berkeley Research Development Office

Clear writing is a valuable skill for all researchers, and it can positively influence the impact of your science. This workshop will help you write about your research more clearly and effectively.

Resume Development: Transition Services Program

Workshop | May 11 | 12-3 p.m. | University Hall, Room 198

 Human Resources

These interactive workshops are designed for those participants in active job search.

Build a professional, targeted resume that highlights your best skills and expertise.

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – December 30, 2018 every Sunday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday with exceptions | 1:30-2:45 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join us for a free, docent-led tour of the Garden as we explore interesting plant species, learn about the vast collection, and see what is currently in bloom. Meet at the Entry Plaza.

Free with Garden admission
Advanced registration not required

Tours may be cancelled without notice.
For day-of inquiries, please call 510-643-2755
For tour questions, please email gardentours@berkeley.edu...   More >

Building Trust Across Cultures

Workshop | May 11 | 1:30-4:30 p.m. | International House, Home Room

Intercultural Trainers, Robertson Center for Intercultural Leadership

 International House

It’s a truism that trust matters in the workplace: when colleagues trust one another, not only do we feel better, but we accomplish more. Trust, though, doesn’t always come easily: evolution has programmed our unconscious minds to be sensitive to potential threats, and where there is threat there is no trust. To make matters even more challenging, our cultures have given us varied ways of...   More >

Seminar 251, Labor: "Do Parents Care About School Effectiveness?"

Seminar | May 11 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Chris Walters, UCB

 Department of Economics

with Atila Abdulkadiroglu, Parag Pathak, and Jon Schellenberg

Softball vs. Oregon State

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

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Softball hosts Oregon State in conference action at Levine-Fricke Field.

Beyond $15: Immigrant Workers, Faith Activists, and the Revival of the Labor Movement: Book talk with Jonathan Rosenblum

Reading - Nonfiction | May 11 | 6-7:30 p.m. | 2521 Channing Way (Inst. for Res. on Labor & Employment), Large Conference Room

 Jonathan Rosenblum

 UC Berkeley Labor Center

“Readers interested in labor activism, history, economics, industrial relations, or immigration studies will find this book to be compelling and captivating, as Rosenblum captures the story of this unifying, important, and successful fight for economic equity.” — Booklist

Join us for a book talk with author Jonathan Rosenblum to discuss his new book, Beyond $15: Immigrant Workers, Faith...   More >

Elegy to Ecstasy: Films from Canyon Cinema

Film - Series | May 11 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

The visionary Bay Area filmmaking collective Canyon Cinema has been expanding cinema—and minds—since 1967. This program of shorts includes works by Bruce Baillie, Warren Sonbert, Barbara Hammer, Chick Strand, Gunvor Nelson, Peter Rose, Beverly and Tony Conrad, and more.



Antonella Bonfanti and Edith Kramer with join us in conversation.

Free for Cal Student Film Pass holders | $7 BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students | $8 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, retirees; non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, 18 & under, disabled persons | $12 General admission

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Scottish Ballet: A Streetcar Named Desire

Performing Arts - Dance | May 10 – 12, 2017 every day | 8 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Cal Performances

Scottish Ballet's award-winning take on Tennessee Williams' Southern Gothic melodrama with jazz-inspired score draws audiences into the darkly alluring and tragic world of Blanche DuBois, her sister Stella, and her brutish brother-in-law Stanley. Scotland's national dance company is known for rigorous and refined classical technique and vibrant productions of story ballets. "An expertly chosen...   More >

starting at $36

  Tickets go on sale August 9. Buy tickets by calling 510-642-9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Crafter-Dark: Free, drop-in crafting, in the Student Union

Workshop | October 13, 2016 – June 8, 2017 the second Thursday of the month every month with exceptions | 8-10 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Living Room

 ASUC Art Studio

Get crafty with us! We’re hosting free, drop-in arts & crafts workshops in the MLK Jr. Student Union campus living room every 2nd Thursday of the month.

This October, we'll be making some spooky-looking velum Halloween Lanterns– taught by Cal C.R.E.A.T.E. (Creative Residencies for Emerging Artists Teaching Empowerment). Hope to see you there!