<< Week of October 08 >>

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Fall 2017 Architecture Sustainability Colloquium

Colloquium | August 25 – December 1, 2017 every day | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

FRIDAYS - AUG 25 through DEC 1. CHECK THE SCHEDULE FOR SPEAKERS. Bay Area Leaders discuss topics in sustainability.

Berkeley MEng Online Infosession

Information Session | October 12 | 9-10 a.m. |  Online

 Beth Hoch Leven, Director of Academic Affairs; Megan Braverman, Student Services and Admissions Advisor

 Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership

We invite you to join us online for an infosession, led by Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership and current Master of Engineering students and alumni, to learn about our one-year Master of Engineering Program.

  Register online

HU-Berkeley Workshop: Voices of the People?

Workshop | October 12 – 13, 2017 every day | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Department of German

The Voice(s) of the People?
Literature and Film between Democracy and Populism

The workshop “The Voice(s) of the People? Literature and Film between Democracy and Populism” will offer a space for talks, close readings, and discussions of contemporary and canonical texts addressing the role of literature and film in their relationship to democracy and populism. This includes narrative forms...   More >

Voting Computer Security in the Age of Cyber War

Special Event | October 12 | 12-1 p.m. | 205 South Hall

 David Dill, Stanford University

 Information, School of

All of the factors are in place for electronic tampering with U.S. election outcomes. David Dill describes the problem and the solution.

Post-Baccalaureate Program for Counseling and Psychology Professions Online Information Session

Information Session | October 12 | 12-1 p.m. |  Online

 UC Berkeley Extension

Whether you are a career changer or already working in the field, understand how this program can help you plan an academic program of study and initiate the graduate- school application process.

  Make reservations online

Demographics, Persistence, and Climate for UC Berkeley STEM Undergraduates 

Presentation | October 12 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 337 Cory Hall

 Andrew Eppig, Institutional Research Analyst, Div. of Equity and Inclusion

 Coalition for Education and Outreach (CEO)

Eppig examines the harsh local climate in UCB STEM departments & presents new research on two long-standing programs that ameliorate the persistence gap among underrepresented students.

Politically Engaged Science: A Brownbag Lunch Series

Seminar | September 14 – December 21, 2017 every Thursday with exceptions | 12-1 p.m. | 103 Mulford Hall

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

This series challenges the notion that science and politics should not mix. Building on the March for Science and the People's Climate March, we'll discuss how research in the public interest can make an impact in a political environment dominated by corporate interests, from the major parties to the media.

Weekly discussions will focus on case studies of activist scientists, political...   More >

Oliver E. Williamson Seminar

Seminar | October 12 | 12-1:30 p.m. | C330 Haas School of Business

 Melissa Dell, Professor, Harvard University

 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 >

Core Essentials for Better Posture (BEUHS402)

Workshop | October 12 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

 Greg Ryan, Campus Ergonomist, Be well at Work - Ergonimics

 Be Well at Work - Ergonomics

Improve your posture through awareness and exercise. Learn about common muscular imbalances and postural patterns. Practice strengthening, stretching, and stability exercises to promote healthy postures and better balance. Wear comfortable clothing. Enroll online through the UC Learning Center.

  Register online

Drop-in Pre-Health Advising

Miscellaneous | September 7 – December 7, 2017 every Thursday with exceptions | 1-4 p.m. | 260 Mulford Hall

 Caitlin Green or Marie Dutton, Pre-Health Advisor

 Career Center

Meet with a Pre-Health Advisor on a first-come, first-served basis. For students exploring, preparing for, and/or applying to medical school and other health professional graduate programs.

 Open to currently enrolled students and Alumni Advantage members.

ECON 235, Finance Student Seminar: Cancelled

Seminar | October 12 | 1:30-3 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Andrew Schwartz, UC Berkeley

 Department of Economics

How to Write a Research Proposal Workshop

Information Session | October 12 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Leah Carroll

 Office of Undergraduate Research

If you need to write a grant proposal, this workshop is for you! You'll get a headstart on defining your research question, developing a lit review and project plan, presenting your qualifications, and creating a realistic budget.

The workshop is open to all UC Berkeley students (undergraduate, graduate, and visiting scholars) regardless of academic discipline. It will be especially useful for...   More >

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research and Finding a Mentor Workshop

Workshop | October 12 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 1 Durant Hall

 Leah Carroll, Haas Scholars Program Manager/Advisor, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research

If you are thinking about getting involved in undergraduate research, this workshop is a great place to start! You will get a broad overview of the research opportunities available to undergraduates on campus, and suggestions on how to find them.

We will also let you know about upcoming deadlines and eligibility requirements for some of...   More >

Dynamic clustering, congestion propagation and perimeter control in large-scale urban networks

Lecture | October 12 | 4-5 p.m. | 212 O'Brien Hall

 Nikolas Geroliminis, Urban Transport Systems Laboratory, EPFL

 Institute of Transportation Studies

Abstract: Traffic is a strongly time-variant process and it needs to be studied in the spatiotemporal dimension. Investigating the clustering problem over time help us reveal the hidden information during the process of congestion formation and dissolution. The primary motivation of the research presented in this seminar is to study the spatiotemporal relation of congested links in large...   More >

Datasense: Sensor Technology and the Mediation of Sentience

Lecture | October 12 | 4-6 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 470 Stephens Hall

 Natasha Schull, Department of Media, Culture, and Communication at New York University

 Science, Technology, and Society Center (STSC)

This lecture with Natasha Schull, associate professor in the Department of Media, Culture, and Communication at NYU, explores how wearable sensor technology might be altering the terms of human sentience, focusing on self-trackers’ experience—and experiments—with mood-modulating devices and apps.

Seminar 242, Econometrics: "Testing Monotonicity in a Model with Nonseparable Time-Invariant Heterogeneity"

Seminar | October 12 | 4-6 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Jiun-Hua Su, UC Berkeley

 Department of Economics

Fall Reception: Center for African Studies and The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program

Reception | October 12 | 4-6 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 220, Seminar Room and balcony

 Center for African Studies, The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program

Join us for light refreshments and good company

Peterson Kamwathi, Untitled from a Short film for FILMS4PEACE, 2012 from the Making Africa: A Continent of Contemporary Design Exhibition at the Vitra Design Museum.

Men's Soccer vs. Oregon State

Sport - Intercollegiate - Soccer | October 12 | 4 p.m. |  Edwards Track Stadium

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Men's Soccer hosts Oregon State in conference action at Edwards Stadium.

Shadow History--Archive and Intermediality in Chinese Cinema: A conference in honor of the Paul Kendel Fonoroff Collection

Conference/Symposium | October 12 | 4-6 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum Pacific Film Archive, Osher Theater

 2155 Center Street, Berkeley, CA

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS), Institute of East Asian Studies, C.V. Starr East Asian Library, Townsend Center for the Humanities, Berkeley Art Museum (BAMPFA), Film and Media Department

This meeting honors the Paul Kendel Fonoroff Collection, a unique and invaluable archive of print materials and ephemera documenting nearly a century of Chinese cinema and media culture, and recently acquired by the C. V. Starr East Asian Library at the University of California, Berkeley.

Mathematics Department Colloquium: The first hundred years of Helly’s theorem

Colloquium | October 12 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Jesus De Loera, University of California, Davis

 Department of Mathematics

The classical theorem of Edouard Helly (1913) is a masterpiece of geometry. In the simplest original form it states that if a finite family $\Gamma$ of convex sets in $R^n$ has the property that every $n+1$ of the sets have a non-empty intersection, then all the convex sets must intersect. This theorem has since found applications in many areas of mathematics, most particularly convex analysis,...   More >

Diary of a Reluctant Dreamer: Undocumented Vignettes from a Pre-American Life

Colloquium | October 12 | 5-7 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Multicultural Community Center

 Center for Race and Gender

Book talk by book author and artist, Alberto Ledesma (Arts & Humanities Graduate Diversity Office)
Respondents: Paola Bacchetta (Gender & Women’s Studies) and Juan Prieto

C. Sharada Prasad and Isha Ray | At the two-year mark for Swachh Bharat Mission: A tale of two scavengers

Presentation | October 12 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Isha Ray, Associate Professor, Energy & Resources Group, UC Berkeley; C. Sharada Prasad, Ph.D. Candidate, Energy & Resources Group, UC Berkeley

 Munis D. Faruqui, Director, Institute for South Asia Studies; Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies; Associate Professor, South & South East Asian Studies

 Institute for South Asia Studies, urbanWASH Inititative

A presentation by UC Berkeley water specialists Professor Isha Ray and C. Sharada Prasad, doctoral candidate in the Energy and Resources Group on their recent work in India.

NATO: Obsolete Or Adapting?

Lecture | October 12 | 5-6:30 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room | Note change in location

 Ambassador Douglas Lute, Harvard Kennedy School

 Institute of International Studies

Ambassador Douglas Lute is the former United States Permanent Representative to the North Atlantic Council, NATO’s standing political body. Appointed by President Obama, he assumed the Brussels-based post in 2013 and served until 2017. During this period he was instrumental in designing and implementing the 28-nation Alliance’s responses to the most severe security challenges in Europe since the...   More >

The Long Ride: Film Screening and Director Talk

Film - Documentary | October 12 | 5-7:30 p.m. | LeConte Hall, Room 4

 UC Berkeley Labor Center, AFSCME Local 3299, UC Berkeley Multicultural Immigrant Student Program (MISP)

Join us for a film screening of The Long Ride followed by Q & A with the director and members of the 2003 Immigrant Workers Freedom Ride.

The Long Ride chronicles the historic 2003 Immigrant Workers Freedom Ride and follows the progress and setbacks as immigration rights activists seek justice for immigrant workers and push for passage of comprehensive immigration reform. With the Freedom...   More >

Justice is Value Based: Is It Time to Re-Examine the Values of the United States?

Memorial | October 12 | 5-6:30 p.m. | Simon Hall, Boalt 295 (Warren Room)

 Hon. Abby Abinanti, Chief Judge Yurok Tribe and Co-chair, Judicial Council’s Tribal Court-State Court Forum (CA)

 Thelton E. Henderson Center for Social Justice, Center for Native American Issues Research on

Many of today’s Human Beings have an exaggerated belief in the importance of their status in the world. We are part of a universe, and we often fail to be appreciative of our proper role/relationship in terms of the Earth, other beings, and each other. The United States views itself as the greatest power on Earth, but with great gifts come great responsibilities. These include a willingness to be...   More >

Demystifying the Research Process: Research Ethics and Library Database Workshop: Hosted by Underrepresented Researchers of Color (UROC)

Workshop | October 12 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Rm. 30, Ethnic Studies Library

 Sine Hwang Jensen, librarian, Ethnic Studies Library

 Under-represented Researchers of Color (UROC): student group sponsored by Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

In this workshop, we will explore library resources that can support you in your research like article databases, how to access archives, and more. We will also explore concepts around research justice and questions of knowledge production and power.

Workday Info-Session

Information Session | October 12 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Workday is a software company that provides cloud-based HR & financial management services to a wide portfolio of companies. We aggressively seek the best and the brightest college students and graduates to join Generation Workday, a program that’s uniquely designed to nurture, develop, and challenge our future leaders. If you are passionate, fun, and live for breakthrough ideas, you should join...   More >

FITE Film Premiere Night: "From Incarceration to Education" The Stories of the Underground Scholars

Film - Documentary | October 12 | 6:30-9:30 p.m. | 105 Stanley Hall

 Photogenie Films

From Incarceration to Education is a documentary film that delves into the lives of several formerly incarcerated students at UC Berkeley, and their paths to success and higher education. Please join us for our very own FITE Night, Thursday, October 12, 6:30 PM at Stanley Hall (Room #105), located at UC Berkeley.

$10 General Admission

 50% off for UC Berkeley students!. Buy tickets online

The Campus Novel Before Trump, and After: T. Geronimo Johnson in conversation with Namwali Serpell

Panel Discussion | October 12 | 7-9 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, Maude Fife Room, 315 Wheeler Hall

 T. Geronimo Johnson; Namwali Serpell

 The Simpson Family Literary Project

T. Geronimo Johnson in conversation with Namwali Serpell

Long Live the Missus

Film - Feature | October 12 | 7-8:45 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

One of China’s most revered writers, the renowned Eileen Chang (Lust, Caution), wrote the screenplay for this enchanting, eye-opening look at family dynamics, sexual politics, and fabulous fashions in a thoroughly modern China.

Friday, October 13, 2017

Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Riccardo Muti, music director: Orchestra Residency

Performing Arts - Music | October 13 – 15, 2017 every day |  Zellerbach Hall

 Chicago Symphony Orchestra conducted by Riccardo Muti, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

A special chemistry exists between the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and its director, the magnificent Italian conductor and "master of musical drama" (The New York Times), Riccardo Muti. Orchestra and maestro visit with three programs that underscore their deep fluency and interpretive clarity in a wide range of repertoire, from the sparkling classicism of the first Viennese School, to weighty...   More >

$40 - 175

  Buy tickets online or by calling 510-642-9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Fall 2017 Architecture Sustainability Colloquium

Colloquium | August 25 – December 1, 2017 every day | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

FRIDAYS - AUG 25 through DEC 1. CHECK THE SCHEDULE FOR SPEAKERS. Bay Area Leaders discuss topics in sustainability.

History-Social Science Framework Leadership Group

Workshop | October 13 | 2407 Dwinelle Hall

 UC Berkeley History-Social Scene Project

UCBHSSP invites instructional leaders from Bay Area schools and districts to participate in a three part collaborative learning series. Each session will take place at UC Berkeley from 9-12 and will include presentations of UCBHSSP learnings from H-SS Framework implementation with Bay Area districts, collaborative planning and sharing of collective learnings, and networking among H-SS...   More >

HU-Berkeley Workshop: Voices of the People?

Workshop | October 12 – 13, 2017 every day | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Department of German

The Voice(s) of the People?
Literature and Film between Democracy and Populism

The workshop “The Voice(s) of the People? Literature and Film between Democracy and Populism” will offer a space for talks, close readings, and discussions of contemporary and canonical texts addressing the role of literature and film in their relationship to democracy and populism. This includes narrative forms...   More >

Communal Presence: New Narrative Writing Today

Conference/Symposium | October 13 – 15, 2017 every day | 9 a.m.-10 p.m. |  Wheeler Hall

 Department of English

Full details are at http://communalpresence.com/.

Communal Presence: New Narrative Writing Today, will be held at UC Berkeley October 13-October 15, 2017. All events are free and open to the public.

Emerging in the late 1970s of San Francisco, New Narrative originated at the crossroads of an aesthetically and politically radical poetry scene and the new publics fostered by various social...   More >

Shadow History--Archive and Intermediality in Chinese Cinema: A conference in honor of the Paul Kendel Fonoroff Collection

Conference/Symposium | October 13 | 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 142 Dwinelle Hall

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS), Institute of East Asian Studies, Townsend Center for the Humanities, Film and Media Department, UC Berkeley, Berkeley Art Museum (BAMPFA), C.V. Starr East Asian Library

This meeting honors the Paul Kendel Fonoroff Collection, a unique and invaluable archive of print materials and ephemera documenting nearly a century of Chinese cinema and media culture, and recently acquired by the C. V. Starr East Asian Library at the University of California, Berkeley.

Germany's New Administration: Key Tasks and Problems

Lecture | October 13 | 10-11 a.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Patrick Keller, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Berlin

 Institute of European Studies, Center for German and European Studies, American Council on Germany San Francisco Eric M. Warburg Chapter

On September 24, Germans elected a new federal parliament. This talk will offer first insights into the political dynamics of the new administration, with particular view to the current challenges in domestic politics, transatlantic affairs and the future of the EU.
Dr. Keller is the Coordinator of Foreign and Security Policy at the Konrad Adenauer Foundation in Berlin, Germany. His essays on...   More >

Mirror Symmetry and Symplectic Geometry Seminar: Mayer-Vietoris sequence for relative symplectic cohomology

Seminar | October 13 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Umut Varolgunes, MIT

 Department of Mathematics

I will first recall the definition of an invariant that assigns to any compact subset $K$ of a closed symplectic manifold $M$ a module $SH_M(K)$ over the Novikov ring. I will go over the case of $M=S^2$ to illustrate various points about the invariant. Finally I will state the Mayer-Vietoris property and explain under what conditions it holds.

Global Internships Information Session

Information Session | October 13 | 12-1 p.m. | 166 Barrows Hall

 Berkeley Study Abroad

General Global Internships Program Overview

Clinical Laboratory Scientist Preparatory Program Online Information Session

Information Session | October 13 | 12-1 p.m. |  Online

 Richard Louie, UC Berkeley Extension program director

 UC Berkeley Extension

Find out how this specialized program—with online and classroom courses available—can enhance your background in the biological or chemical sciences and help prepare you academically for application to certified CLS training programs.

  Register online

Flu Shot Clinics at Tang: Drop-in flu shot clinics at the Tang Center, Fall 2017

Miscellaneous | October 13 | 12-6 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Education Center, first floor

 Tang Center (University Health Services)

Flu shot clinics at the Tang Center. Free for students with SHIP; $30 for staff, faculty, and members of the community (college age adults and above) and students without SHIP. No appointment is necessary. It's quick and easy!

 No children; college-age students or above.

Dancing for Fun and Fitness (BEUHS605)

Workshop | October 13 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 251 Hearst Gymnasium

 Nadia Qabazard

 Be Well at Work - Wellness

Fit some fun and fitness into your day with these free, beginner dance classes. Zumba will be on 9/8 and 12/1, Samba will be on 10/6 and Polynesian/Hula will be on 11/3. No partner required. Comfortable clothing and athletic shoes recommended.

  Register online

Solid State Technology and Devices Seminar: Economic driving force of 3D systems vs. Moore's law

Seminar | October 13 | 1-2 p.m. | Cory Hall, 521 Cory (Hogan Room)

 Daniel Gitlin, CEA-Leti

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

A standard cost model used in the Industry is extended to 3D systems. Examples of applications of this model will be provided and contrasted against Moore's law. Both monolithic technology migrations and new integration technologies balance manufacturing complexity vs. footprint reduction. The net result can only be quantifies with adequate models that illustrate the trade-offs and help extract...   More >

Visualizing Gate-tunable Nanoscale Chladni Patterns in Dirac Billiards: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | October 13 | 2-3 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall

 Prof. Jairo Velasco, Jr., UC Santa Cruz, Physics

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

Dirac fermions have coexisting electron-hole states and exhibit angular anisotropy when transmitting through a potential barrier. Because of these attributes, electrostatically confined Dirac fermions are fundamentally different from similarly trapped Schrödinger fermions. In particular, these confined charge carriers are predicted to exhibit new states with properties that depend strongly on...   More >

Student Probability/PDE Seminar: Stochastic Non-Homogenization of Non-Convex Hamilton-Jacobi Equations

Seminar | October 13 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Hong Suh, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

In 2015, Ziliotto constructed the first example of a non-convex Hamilton-Jacobi equation in random media which fails to homogenize almost surely. We discuss a generalization of this result by Feldman and Souganidis who extend the non-homogenization result to a class of Hamiltonians with a saddle-point non-convexity.

Composition Colloquium: Elizabeth Ogonek

Colloquium | October 13 | 3 p.m. | 125 Morrison Hall

 Department of Music

3-4:30, Morrison 125 (unless otherwise noted)

Free and open to the public

Anthony Cheung (b. 1982, San Francisco) is a composer and pianist. His output ranges from solo to orchestral works, occasionally with electronics. His music has been commissioned by leading groups such as the Ensemble Modern, Ensemble Intercontemporain, New York Philharmonic, Cleveland Orchestra, Frankfurt Radio...   More >

Foreign Language Literacy: Affect, Aesthetics, and Ethics

Lecture | October 13 | 3-5 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, B-4 (Classroom side)

 Chantelle Warner, University of Arizona

 Berkeley Language Center

Over the past couple of decades “literacy” has emerged as a key term in L2 teaching and learning. This has been driven by a renewed and re-theorized interest in how text-based practices mediate and are mediated by human activity across diverse media, linguistic, and discursive channels often captured by the term “multiliteracies” (New London Group, 1996). By shifting attention to how language...   More >

MENA Salon: Will Fatah and Hamas Reconcile?

Workshop | October 13 | 3-4 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

On October 2, representatives of Palestinian parties Fatah and Hamas met in Gaza to pursue a reconciliation deal. This is not the first time the two groups have attempted to reach a deal. Will this attempt at creating a unity government be successful? We will consider these and other questions in this week's MENA Salon.

The Center for Technology, Society & Policy: What Works, What Doesn’t, and How to Set a Research Agenda that Empowers Student Impact

Seminar | October 13 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 107 South Hall

 Elaine Sedenberg and Daniel Griffin

 Information, School of

An inside look at the center's growth and progress, with directors Elaine Sedenberg and Daniel Griffin.

Multiple Metabolic Signals Establish a Deterministic Cell Fate Decision

Seminar | October 13 | 4-5 p.m. | 114 Morgan Hall

 Andreas Doncic, UT Southwestern Medical Center

 Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology

Designing Automated Vehicles to Avoid Collisions (and Make Good Decisions When They Can’t)

Lecture | October 13 | 4 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Chris Gerdes, Stanford University

 Institute of Transportation Studies

Automated vehicles provide an unparalleled opportunity to reduce the approximately 35,000 fatalities that occur each year on US roads. With the ability to sense 360 degrees around the vehicle, avoid distraction, and react within milliseconds, automated vehicles possess some inherent advantages over human drivers when it comes to avoiding collisions. To realize this potential, however, the cars...   More >

Between the sheets: The molecular chemistry of hybrid perovskites

Seminar | October 13 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Hemamala Karunadasa, Department of Chemistry, Stanford University

 College of Chemistry

The tools of synthetic chemistry allow us to tune molecules with a level of precision not yet accessible with inorganic solids. We have investigated hybrid perovskites that couple organic small molecules with the optical and electronic diversity of extended inorganic solids. I will share our current understanding of these materials, whose technologically relevant properties are highly amenable to...   More >

Conference without a Hero

Conference/Symposium | October 13 | 4-7:45 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Chloe Kitzinger, Assistant Professor, Russian and East European Languages and Literatures, Rutgers University; Konstantine Klioutchkine, Associate Professor of Russian, Pomona College; Sarah Ruth Lorenz, Visiting Assistant Professor of Russian, Germanic & Slavic Studies, Tulane University; Evgenii Bershtein, Professor of Russian, Reed College; Jillian Porter, Assistant Professor, Department of Germanic & Slavic Languages & Literatures, University of Colorado, Boulder

 Eric Naiman, Professor, Slavic Languages and Literatures, UC Berkeley; Lilya Kaganovsky, Associate Professor, Slavic Languages and Literatures, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

 Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES), Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, Department of Comparative Literature

Конференция без героя – Conference without a Hero
A conference devoted to Russian Literature and Culture without reference to 1917

October 13-14, 370 Dwinelle

Friday, 4:00-6:00 (Eric Naiman, moderator)

-Chloë Kitzinger, “‘Legkim shagom’: Characterization and Diotima’s...   More >

Multiple metabolic signals establish a deterministic cell fate decision

Seminar | October 13 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 114 Morgan Hall

 Andreas Doncic, UT Southwestern

 Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology

Student / postdoc PDE seminar: Relative Isoperimetric Inequalities 3

Seminar | October 13 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Brian Krummel, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Music Studies Colloquium: Gavin Steingo (Princeton University): “Cosmic Whispers: On Kapwani Kiwanga’s Alien Speculations”

Colloquium | October 13 | 4:30 p.m. | 128 Morrison Hall

 Fall welcome misc.

 Department of Music

free and open to the public

CANCELED: Microsoft Coding Competition

Information Session | October 13 | 5:30-8 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430) | Canceled

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Quest for a Long-Lost Husband

Film - Feature | October 13 | 7-8:45 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

A fascinating glimpse of the Chinese diaspora across southeast Asia, this Hong Kong production follows a wayward husband through Southern China and Thailand, and tracks the travails of the wife he leaves behind.

Medicine for the People: Panel and Networking with UCSF Physicians

Conference/Symposium | October 13 | 7-9 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall

 Surprise Speakers!

 Biology Scholars Program

Interested in networking with UCSF MDs, MD PhDs, and more?!? Then join us for a Q&A of this diverse panel of professionals. We will be hosting five incredible physicians at the top of their field, including a surgeon, clinical researchers, clinicians and more! 4 of our panelists come from UCSF and another comes from Kaiser in Sacramento. Their names are top secret and will be unveiled at the...   More >

Football vs. Washington State

Sport - Intercollegiate - Football | October 13 | 7:30 p.m. |  Memorial Stadium

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Football hosts Washington State in conference action at Memorial Stadium.

Piano Endowment Fundraising Concert

Performing Arts - Music | October 13 | 7:30 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

Jolie Huang, piano
MENDELSSOHN Prelude and Fugue in E minor, op. 35, no. 1
SCHUBERT Sonata in G major, D. 894, op. 78
SCHUMANN Symphonic Etudes, op. 13

Join us to support the Piano Endowment; a crucial funding source for the Department of Music's mission to integrate academic studies with performance.

$16 General Admission, $12 non-UCB students, seniors, current/retired UCB faculty and staff, groups 10+, $5 UCB students

  Buy tickets online

Theater: TDPS Presents "Metamorphoses"

Performing Arts - Theater | October 13 – 20, 2017 every Friday | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Playhouse

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

Tales from Ovid come to magical life—in all their playful, passionate, savage, elemental glory—in Mary Zimmerman’s Metamorphoses. In this visually fantastic world where the human and the divine collide, such familiar figures as Poseidon, King Midas and Eurydice share universal stories of love, hope, loss, betrayal and transformation.

$13 Cal Students, Staff & Faculty, & Seniors: $13 online in advance, $15 Cal Students, Staff & Faculty, & Seniors: $15 at the door, ID required., $18 General Admission: $18 online in advance, $20 General Admission: $20 at the door

  Buy tickets online

TDPS presents "Metamorphoses"

Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Riccardo Muti, music director: Orchestra Residency

Performing Arts - Music | October 13 | 8 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Chicago Symphony Orchestra conducted by Riccardo Muti, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

A special chemistry exists between the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and its director, the magnificent Italian conductor and "master of musical drama" (The New York Times), Riccardo Muti. Orchestra and maestro visit with three programs that underscore their deep fluency and interpretive clarity in a wide range of repertoire, from the sparkling classicism of the first Viennese School, to weighty...   More >

$40 - 175

  Buy tickets online or by calling 510-642-9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Riccardo Muti conducts the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Friday–Sunday, October 13–15, 2017 in Zellerbach Hall.

Saturday, October 14, 2017

UC Davis Pre-Health Conference

Conference/Symposium | October 14 |  UC Davis

 One Shields Avenue, Davis, CA 95616

 UC Davis Pre-Health Conference

The annual UC Davis Pre-Health Conference provides students with the information and skills necessary to succeed in the health-professions school admission process. The 2017 conference will host 4,500 attendees. Advanced registration required ($30).

The 2017 UC Davis Pre-Health Conference is your opportunity to meet and learn from deans of admission, admissions officers, financial aid...   More >

Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Riccardo Muti, music director: Orchestra Residency

Performing Arts - Music | October 13 – 15, 2017 every day |  Zellerbach Hall

 Chicago Symphony Orchestra conducted by Riccardo Muti, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

A special chemistry exists between the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and its director, the magnificent Italian conductor and "master of musical drama" (The New York Times), Riccardo Muti. Orchestra and maestro visit with three programs that underscore their deep fluency and interpretive clarity in a wide range of repertoire, from the sparkling classicism of the first Viennese School, to weighty...   More >

$40 - 175

  Buy tickets online or by calling 510-642-9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Men's Water Polo vs. UC Irvine

Sport - Intercollegiate - Water Polo | October 14 |  Spieker Aquatics Complex

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Men's Water Polo hosts UC Irvine at Spieker Aquatics Complex.

Fall 2017 Architecture Sustainability Colloquium

Colloquium | August 25 – December 1, 2017 every day | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

FRIDAYS - AUG 25 through DEC 1. CHECK THE SCHEDULE FOR SPEAKERS. Bay Area Leaders discuss topics in sustainability.

College Information Day

Information Session | October 14 | 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. | Plaza Dwinelle Hall

 CEP: East Bay Consortium

College Information Day, an event in which college representatives from over 60 public and private colleges and universities, including institutions outside of California, will provide information about their institutions. Workshops in English and Spanish on preparing for college, applying for admission and financial aid, college entrance exams will be offered to students and parents. This free,...   More >

Communal Presence: New Narrative Writing Today

Conference/Symposium | October 13 – 15, 2017 every day | 9 a.m.-10 p.m. |  Wheeler Hall

 Department of English

Full details are at http://communalpresence.com/.

Communal Presence: New Narrative Writing Today, will be held at UC Berkeley October 13-October 15, 2017. All events are free and open to the public.

Emerging in the late 1970s of San Francisco, New Narrative originated at the crossroads of an aesthetically and politically radical poetry scene and the new publics fostered by various social...   More >

Shadow History--Archive and Intermediality in Chinese Cinema: A conference in honor of the Paul Kendel Fonoroff Collection

Conference/Symposium | October 14 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | 142 Dwinelle Hall

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS), Institute of East Asian Studies, Townsend Center for the Humanities, Film and Media Department, UC Berkeley, Berkeley Art Museum (BAMPFA), C.V. Starr East Asian Library

This meeting honors the Paul Fonoroff Collection, a unique and invaluable archive of print materials and ephemera documenting nearly a century of Chinese cinema and media culture, and recently acquired by the C. V. Starr East Asian Library at the University of California, Berkeley.

Julia Robinson Math Festival

Special Event | October 14 | 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium

 Department of Mathematics

Julia Robinson Mathematics Festivals inspire students to explore the richness and beauty of mathematics through activities that encourage collaborative, creative problem-solving. Named for the UC Berkeley math professor and sponsored by the Math Department, this festival is for 6th-10th grade students. The Museum of Math will be bringing some of its traveling exhibits to this festival, which is a...   More >

 Recommended for 6th - 10th graders interested in math

$10.00

  Registration opens October 1. Register online or by calling info@jrmf.org at 19254571500, or by emailing info@jrmf.org at help@jrmf.org by October 14.

Conference without a Hero

Conference/Symposium | October 14 | 10 a.m.-6 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Jessica Merrill, Assistant Professor, Department of Slavic Languages, Columbia University; Anne Dwyer, Associate Professor of German and Russian; Coordinator of the Russian Section, Pomona College; Roy Chan, Assistant Professor, Chinese Literature, University of Oregon; Jon Stone, Associate Professor of Russian and Russian Studies, Franklin & Marshall College; Polina Dimova, Lecturer of Russian, German, Russian & East European Studies, Vanderbilt University; David Powelstock, Associate Professor of Russian Language and Literature, Brandeis University; William Nickell, Associate Professor, Chair of the Slavic Department, University of Chicago; Daniel Brooks, Lecturer, Russian and East European Languages and Literatures, Rutgers University; Mieka Erley, Assistant Professor of Russian and Eurasian Studies, Colgate University

 Anne Nesbet, Associate Professor, Slavic Languages and Literatures, UC Berkeley; Luba Golburt, Associate Professor, Slavic Languages and Literatures, UC Berkeley; Olga Matich, Professor Emerita, Slavic Languages and Literatures; Professor of the Graduate School, UC Berkeley

 Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES), Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, Department of Comparative Literature

Конференция без героя – Conference without a Hero
A conference devoted to Russian Literature and Culture without reference to 1917

October 13-14, 370 Dwinelle

Friday, 4:00-6:00 (Eric Naiman, moderator)

-Chloë Kitzinger, “‘Legkim shagom’: Characterization and Diotima’s...   More >

CANCELLED-- FAMILY PROGRAM: Kid's Cook from the Garden

Workshop | October 14 | 10-11:30 a.m. |  UC Botanical Garden | Canceled

 Botanical Garden

Children ages 5 and above, together with their adult chaperone, will collect herbs and edibles from the Garden and bring them into our kitchen-classroom to make three simple dishes. This workshop will inspire an early love of plants and garden-centered eating!

Children must be accompanied by a registered adult.

$20 Adult, $18 Youth (5-17), $18 Member Adult, $16 Member Youth (must have Family Membership level or above)

 CANCELLED.

I Dig Benicia!: An Official California Archaeology Month Event

Special Event | October 14 | 11 a.m.-2 p.m. |  Benicia Historical Museum at the Camel Barns

 2060 Camel Road, Benicia, CA 94510

 Archaeological Research Facility, Benicia Historical Museum, Benicia Historical Society

Learn about archaeology and Benicia's rich history as you try your hand at excavating artifacts, making Native American art, reconstructing old pots, Mexican corn grinding, making clay pots, and more! You will dig it!

Archaeology students and affiliates of the ARF are welcome to volunteer for this event!

Gallery + Studio: Color Vibrations

Workshop | October 14 | 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Explore the dreamlike spaces and layered colors in Miyoko Ito’s paintings, then experiment with color by painting designs of your own.

International Students Career Conference

Career Fair | October 14 | 12:30-5 p.m. | Career Center (2440 Bancroft Way), Blue & Gold Rooms

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

International students of all majors and degree levels are invited to the International Students Career Conference, a half-day career event with sessions tailored for international students. You can view the schedule and topics here: https://career.berkeley.edu/IntnlStudents/Events

Advanced registration in Handshake is strongly recommended.

Women's Soccer vs. Washington State

Sport - Intercollegiate - Soccer | October 14 | 2 p.m. |  Edwards Track Stadium

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Women's Soccer hosts Washington State in conference action at Edwards Stadium.

UAV Flight Safety Training: Provided by UAVs at Berkeley

Workshop | October 14 | 2-3 p.m. | Moffitt Undergraduate Library, 150D on the 1st Floor / bottom of Moffitt

 UAVs @ Berkeley

Flight Safety Training Workshop by the UAVs@Berkeley

Saturday, Oct. 14
2-3pm
Room 150D on the 1st floor of Moffitt

 Cal ID required for entrance into Moffitt Library.

Roundtable Reading: Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH by Robert C. O’Brien

Reading - Literary | October 14 | 3-4:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Read the beginning of this classic book about a widowed mouse and a group of extraordinary rats, and pick up a free copy to keep reading at home.

Listen to Me, Marlon

Film - Documentary | October 14 | 3:30-5 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

A treasure trove of audiotapes, home movies, film clips, and more yields a mesmerizing portrait of one of America’s great performers. “A peculiarly philosophical, melancholic and beautiful piece of work” (IndieWire).

Communal Presence: Poets Theater

Reading - Literary | October 14 | 5-6:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

An evening of Poets Theater by writers linked to New Narrative, featuring plays by Carla Harryman, Kevin Killian, and Camille Roy.

Our Man in Havana

Film - Feature | October 14 | 5:45-7:10 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

A vacuum-cleaner salesman in steamy Cuba turns to international espionage in this droll spy spoof from a quartet of formidable Englishmen—actors Alec Guinness and Noel Coward, writer Graham Greene, and director Carol Reed.

Gamelan Sari Raras

Performing Arts - Music | October 14 | 7 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

Gamelan Sari Raras
Ben Brinner, co-director
Midiyanto, co-director
Javanese gamelan concert by Gamelan Sari Raras, featuring singer Heni Savitri

Since their inception in 1976, the Department of Music’s Javanese gamelan classes have introduced over a thousand students to the musical traditions of Central Java and presented noon and evening concerts every semester in Hertz Hall. These classes...   More >

$16 General Admission, $12 non-UCB students, seniors, current/retired UCB faculty and staff, groups 10+, $5 UCB students

  Buy tickets online

The National: with guest: Daughter

Performing Arts - Music | October 14 | 7:30 p.m. |  Hearst Greek Theatre

 Another Planet Entertainment

The National are pleased to announce their 7th studio album – Sleep Well Beast – to be released on September 8th on 4AD.

  Buy tickets online

Theater: TDPS Presents "Metamorphoses"

Performing Arts - Theater | October 14 – 21, 2017 every Saturday | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Playhouse

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

Tales from Ovid come to magical life—in all their playful, passionate, savage, elemental glory—in Mary Zimmerman’s Metamorphoses. In this visually fantastic world where the human and the divine collide, such familiar figures as Poseidon, King Midas and Eurydice share universal stories of love, hope, loss, betrayal and transformation.

$13 Cal Students, Staff & Faculty, & Seniors: $13 online in advance, $15 Cal Students, Staff & Faculty, & Seniors: $15 at the door, ID required., $18 General Admission: $18 online in advance, $20 General Admission: $20 at the door

  Tickets go on sale August 30. Buy tickets online

TDPS presents "Metamorphoses"

Suspicion

Film - Feature | October 14 | 8-9:40 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

A war-veteran husband and his wife are slowly consumed with distrust in Xu Changlin’s fascinating hybrid of noir thriller and melodrama.

Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Riccardo Muti, music director: Orchestra Residency

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

 Chicago Symphony Orchestra conducted by Riccardo Muti, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

A special chemistry exists between the Chicago Symphony Orchestra and its director, the magnificent Italian conductor and "master of musical drama" (The New York Times), Riccardo Muti. Orchestra and maestro visit with three programs that underscore their deep fluency and interpretive clarity in a wide range of repertoire, from the sparkling classicism of the first Viennese School, to weighty...   More >

$40 - 175

  Buy tickets online or by calling 510-642-9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Riccardo Muti conducts the Chicago Symphony Orchestra Friday–Sunday, October 13–15, 2017 in Zellerbach Hall.

Exhibits and Ongoing Events

People Made These Things: Connecting with the Makers of Our World

Exhibit - Multimedia | April 12 – December 17, 2017 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday with exceptions | Hearst Museum of Anthropology, 102 Kroeber Hall

 Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

Why do we sometimes know a lot about who made things, and why do we sometimes not? Why does it sometimes matter to us, and why might it sometimes not? These are the questions that will be raised in the exhibit that will inaugurate the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology’s renovated Kroeber Hall Gallery. The Museum will display objects from the collection that urge visitors to think...   More >

 Free UC Berkeley Students, Faculty, Staff, Hearst Museum Members, and Youth under 18, $6 General Admisison, $3 Non-UC Berkeley Students and seniors over 65

Buddhist Realms

Exhibit - Artifacts | May 24 – October 8, 2017 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

This exhibition explores the many celestial realms represented in Tibetan Buddhist painting and sculpture through exquisite examples from the twelfth to nineteenth centuries. The exhibition will be presided over by a monumental gilt bronze sculpture of the historical Buddha, a fully realized and enlightened being who occupies the highest level of existence. The Buddha’s life story will be...   More >

In-Between Places: Korean American Artists in the Bay Area

Exhibit - Painting | September 13 – December 10, 2017 every day |  Mills College Art Museum

 5000 MacArthur Boulevard, Oakland, CA 94613

 Mills College Art Museum

In-Between Places (사이에 머물다) is the story of Korean American artists and their dreams, featuring new work by: Jung Ran Bae; Sohyung Choi; Kay Kang; Miran Lee; Young June Lew; Nicholas Oh; Younhee Paik; and Minji Sohn.

Street by Minji Sohn, 2016

The Russian Revolution Centenary: 1917-2017: Politics, Propaganda and People's Art

Exhibit - Multimedia | September 11, 2017 – January 8, 2018 every day |  Moffitt Undergraduate Library

 Library

This exhibition is dedicated to the centenary of the Russian Revolution that took place in October of 1917. The exhibition will take place in the Moffitt Library, and it will highlight several print-items from the revolutionary times.

 Access to the Moffitt Undergraduate Library is restricted and you'll need the UC Berkeley/ Cal Card for entry.

On the Hour/ JJ PEET

Exhibit - Multimedia | October 6 – 29, 2017 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

PEET brings his distinctive observational style to a pair of videos commissioned for BAMPFA's monumental outdoor screen and Theater Two.

Gordon Parks: The Making of an Argument

Exhibit - Photography | October 6 – December 17, 2017 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

This investigation of the editorial process behind Parks's photo-essay "Harlem Gang Leader" reveals unspoken conflicts between photographer, editor, subject, and truth.

Miyoko Ito/ MATRIX 267

Exhibit - Painting | October 6, 2017 – January 28, 2018 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Discover the singular vision of a Berkeley-born artist whose paintings explore both exterior and interior landscapes.

To the Letter: Regarding the Written Word

Exhibit - Multimedia | October 6, 2017 – January 28, 2018 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

This exhibition crosses cultures and centuries to bring together works that activate the expressive and aesthetic potential of letters and words.

Matin Wong: Human Instamatic

Exhibit - Multimedia | October 6 – December 10, 2017 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

This retrospective surveys the career of "one of our great urban visionaries" (New York Times), from Northern California to New York and back.

Jennie Smith: New Drawings

Exhibit - Painting | September 18 – December 15, 2017 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | Stephens Hall, Townsend Center for the Humanities

 Townsend Center for the Humanities

San Francisco artist Jennie Smith infuses her detailed drawings of the natural world with an imaginative sensibility.

Viewing hours are generally Monday through Friday, 9 am to 4 pm. The exhibit is located in a space also used for events and meetings; please call (510) 643-9670 or email in advance to confirm room availability.

The Summer of Love 50th Anniversary

Exhibit - Artifacts | July 21 – December 29, 2017 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Bancroft Library, Bancroft Corridor between The Bancroft Library and Doe Library

 Bancroft Library

Marking a 50th anniversary, Bancroft’s rare and unique collections documenting the 1967 “Summer of Love” are on exhibit in the corridor cases. Presented are images from the Bay Area alternative press, psychedelic rock posters and mailers, documentary photographs of the Haight-Ashbury scene and major rock concerts, and material from the personal papers of author Joan Didion and poet Michael...   More >

Let the Tool Do the Work: The 2017 UC Berkeley Department of Art Practice Faculty Exhibition

Exhibit - Multimedia | September 28 – October 12, 2017 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday | 12-5 p.m. | Kroeber Hall, Worth Ryder Art Gallery / K116

 Art Practice, Department of

The Annual UC Berkeley Department of Art Practice Exhibition is a recent works show featuring our faculty and staff.

This year the exhibition explores how artwork functions as a tool. In addition to their work, the artists will present the tools they use in their creative process in a “workshop” for our visitors.

Think outside the toolbox!

The Invisible Museum: History and Memory of Morocco

Exhibit - Multimedia | August 29 – December 15, 2017 every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. |  Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)

 Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

Since its inception in 1962, the former Judah L. Magnes Museum distinguished itself by directing its collecting efforts outside the focus on European Jewish culture and history that was prevalent among American Jewish museums at the time. During the 1970s and 1980s, its founders, Seymour and Rebecca Fromer, actively corralled an informal team of activist collectors and supporters. Together, they...   More >

Sketching "Fiddler": Set Designs by Mentor Huebner

Exhibit - Multimedia | August 29 – December 15, 2017 every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. |  Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)

 Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

The Power of Attention: Magic and Meditation in Hebrew "shiviti" Manuscript Art

Exhibit - Artifacts | August 29 – December 15, 2017 every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. |  Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)

 Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

Created from the early-modern period and into the present, shiviti manuscripts are found in Hebrew prayer books, ritual textiles, and on the walls of synagogues and homes throughout the Jewish diaspora. Wrestling with ways to externalize the presence of God in Jewish life, these documents center upon the graphic representation of God's ineffable four-letter Hebrew name, the Tetragrammaton, and...   More >

The Worlds of Arthur Szyk: The Taube Family Arthur Szyk Collection

Exhibit - Multimedia | August 29 – December 15, 2017 every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. |  Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)

 Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

Auditorium installation of high-resolution images of select collection items.

Acquired by The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life in 2017 thanks to an unprecedented gift from Taube Philanthropies, the most significant collection of works by Arthur Szyk (Łódź, Poland, 1894 – New Canaan, Connecticut, 1951) is now available to the world in a public institution for the first time as...   More >

Fiat Yuks: Cal Student Humor, Then and Now

Exhibit - Artifacts | October 13, 2017 – May 30, 2019 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | Bancroft Library, Rowell Cases, near Heyns Reading Room, 2nd floor corridor between The Bancroft Library and Doe

 Bancroft Library

Let there be laughter! This exhibition features Cal students’ cartoons, jokes, and satire from throughout the years, selected from their humor magazines and other publications.

¡Viva La Fiesta! Mexican Traditions of Celebration

Exhibit - Artifacts | October 13, 2017 – February 28, 2018 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Bancroft Library, The Bancroft Library Gallery

 Bancroft Library

¡Viva la Fiesta! explores the cycle of traditional religious and
patriotic celebrations that have for centuries marked the
Mexican calendar. The exhibition draws on unique historical
representations of the fiestas and examines their relationship
to communal identities, national politics, religious practices,
and indigenous customs. These original materials, which are
preserved in the...   More >