<< Week of March 25 >>

Sunday, March 25, 2018

The Four Treasures of Brush Painting: Chrysanthemum with Karen LeGault

Workshop | March 25 | 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

While there are many lessons in Asian Brush Painting, there are four classics of flower painting in the tradition of Chinese Brush traditionally known as the 'Four Gentleman,' this series will introduce these plants, including bamboo, plum blossoms, orchid, and chrysanthemum.

$75, $65 members

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

SOGA Open Hours

Tour/Open House | January 28 – May 13, 2018 every Sunday | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Garden Location: on the corner of Walnut St. and Virginia St. in north Berkeley, CA

 Campus Gardens

SOGA is an educational space designed for the community to share knowledge about organic urban agriculture and self-sufficiency in the food system. This type of experiential learning takes place during open volunteer hours, workshops, and DeCals (student-led courses at UCB). The garden, located on UC Berkeley property, is managed by undergraduate students and funded primarily through grants from...   More >

Lacrosse vs. Arizona State

Sport - Intercollegiate - Lacrosse | March 25 | 12 p.m. |  Memorial Stadium

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Lacrosse hosts Arizona State in conference action at Memorial Stadium.

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – January 4, 2019 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 >

Film: Misery and Fortune of Women

Film - Feature | March 25 | 2 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

A treatise on the need for legal abortions, made in Switzerland by cinematographer Eduard Tisse and “supervised” by Eisenstein. With the poetic short Romance sentimentale.

Julia Bullock, soprano and John Arida, piano

Performing Arts - Music | March 25 | 3-5 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Cal Performances

In recital, soprano Julia Bullock lends her expressive directness to her carefully curated programs, mixing art song by Schubert, Barber, and Fauré with selections from the African-American jazz and blues traditions of Nina Simone and Billie Holiday.

This performance is part of Cal Performances’ Berkeley RADICAL Blurring Boundaries strand. These artists are dissolving the very boundaries of...   More >

$46 prices subject to change

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

Softball vs. Arizona State

Sport - Intercollegiate - Baseball/Softball | March 25 | 3 p.m. |  Levine-Fricke Field

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

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

Film: Pioneer of Nigerien Cinema: Short Films by Moustapha Alassane

Film - Feature | March 25 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Alassane’s films range from animations to ethnography-infused comedies and adaptations of African legends, all sharing a playful humor and incisive commentary on modern Africa.

Monday, March 26, 2018

Seminar 271, Development: Spring Break

Seminar | March 26 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall | Canceled

 Department of Economics

Seminar 208, Microeconomic Theory: No Meeting

Seminar | March 26 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Department of Economics

Analysis and PDE Seminar: The Laplacian for metrics on a complex manifold with divisors

Seminar | March 26 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Richard Melrose, MIT

 Department of Mathematics

On a complex manifold with normally crossing divisors there are several natural classes of metrics. I will talk here about metrics of "Weil-Petersson type" and their Hodge and spectral theory. This is based on joint work with Jesse Gell-Redman and earlier results with Xuwen Zhu.

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Deadline to submit applications for the UC Berkeley Sociological Research Symposium

Deadline | March 27 | -11:50 p.m. | 410 Barrows Hall

 Various

 Department of Sociology

The UC Berkeley Sociological Research Symposium provides undergraduates, graduate students, and professionals the opportunity to share exceptional sociological work from different disciplines. By inviting students and recent graduates to present their work, the Symposium seeks to create a greater sense of community among budding sociological scholars. If selected, you will also receive...   More >

The Russian Novel

Seminar | March 27 | 9-9:30 a.m. | Barrows Hall, Radio Broadcast, ON-AIR ONLY, 90.7 FM

 Brian Egdorf, PhD Candidate, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures; Ashley Smiley, PhD Student, Department of Integrative Biology

 KALX 90.7 FM

Tune in for another exciting episode of The Graduates as we speak with Brian Egdorf about his work studying language and literature.

Science and Literacy Playgroup

Meeting | October 31, 2017 – May 15, 2018 every Tuesday with exceptions | 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Youth Alternatives (BYA)

 1255 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94702

 Chancellor's Community Grant, Trybe Inc.

Have fun and meet other families in West and South Berkeley.
For Children ages 05 and their caregivers.
Free, drop-in, snacks, circle time, arts and crafts and science activities.

Antibody responses to conserved epitopes on the influenza virus surface glycoproteins

Seminar | March 27 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

 Florian Krammer, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Department of Microbiology

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, CEND (Center for Emerging & Neglected Diseases)

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Charlie Eaton: How College Endowments Became Hedge Funds

Seminar | March 27 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, Academic Innovation Studio, 117 Dwinelle Hall (Level D)

 Charlie Eaton, Assistant Professor of Sociology, UC Merced

 Center for Studies in Higher Education

How College Endowments Became Hedge Funds
Rising wealth inequality in America has been paralleled by growing resource inequalities in higher education. This inequality in higher education has been fueled by a spectacular rise in endowment wealth at elite private schools since the 1980s.

  RSVP online

Charlie Eaton

Core Essentials for Better Posture (BEUHS402)

Workshop | March 27 | 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

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.

ISF 110 - Free Speech in the Public Sphere: An Interdisciplinary Approach

Course | January 16 – May 3, 2018 every Tuesday & Thursday | 2-3:30 p.m. | 102 Wurster Hall

 Division of Undergraduate Education

In this spring 2018 class, we shall take up the nature of public speech from Socrates' public dissent to social media messaging today. The course reading will combine classic philosophical statements about the value of free, subversive and offensive speech; histories of the emergence of public spheres; and sociologies of technologically-mediated speech today.

Celebrating Dr. Andrew Scharlach's Career and UC Berkeley's Gero-MSW Program

Reception | March 27 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. |  San Francisco Senior Center

 481 O'Farrell Street , San Francisco, CA 94102

 Gero-MSW Alumni Advisory Committee

The UC Berkeley School of Social Welfare in collaboration with the school’s Gero-MSW Alumni Advisory Committee cordially invites you to attend a celebration of the 50th Anniversary of gerontological social work education at UC Berkeley’s School of Social Welfare.

Along with marking this important milestone, we will be honoring the distinguished career of Andrew Scharlach, Ph.D., the school’s...   More >

Baseball vs. UC Davis

Sport - Intercollegiate - Baseball/Softball | March 27 | 7:05 p.m. |  Evans Field

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Baseball hosts UC Davis at Evans Diamond.

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Earth Week 2018 Planning Committee

Meeting | January 31 – April 18, 2018 every Wednesday with exceptions |  Sproul Hall

 Student Environmental Resource Center

Are you interested in planning UC Berkeley's 2018 Earth Week? SERC is recruiting individual student leaders and/or student representatives from environmental student organizations to join the Earth Week 2018 Planning Committee. Sign up at tinyurl.com/EarthWeekCommittee

Load and Resistance Factor Design (LRFD) Methodology for Bridges

Special Event | March 28 – 29, 2018 every day | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. | Richmond Field Station, Bldg. 445

 Jay Holombo, PhD,PE, Associate VP, PBS&J; Sami Megally, PhD, PE, SE, Principal Engineer, Kleinfelder

 Technology Transfer Program

This 2-day course provides practical training to bridge design engineers and technicians on the application of the AASHTO LRFD specifications plus the California Amendments to the design of concrete bridges that are common in California (cast-in place box girdle, slab, pre-cast, and box culvert bridges).

$295.00 CA Public Agency, $595.00 Standard Fee

  Register online or by calling 510-643-4393, or by emailing registrar-techtransfer@berkeley.edu

Computer Health Matters: User Friendly Workstations (BEUHS400)

Workshop | March 28 | 8:30-9:30 a.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

 Greg Ryan, Ergonomics@Work; Mallory Lynch, Ergonomics@Work

 Be Well at Work - Ergonimics

Learn how to set up a user-friendly workstation and practice stretches to help relieve computer-related aches and pains. This workshop is required to qualify for computer ergonomics matching funds.

  Register online

Keyboards and Mice: Ergonomic Alternatives (BEUHS401)

Workshop | March 28 | 9:45-10:45 a.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

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

 Be Well at Work - Ergonimics

Learn about the ergonomics of keyboards and pointing devices, including appropriate workstation set-up, postures, and techniques for using them. Find out about the keyboards and pointing devices covered by the Computer Ergonomics Matching Funds Program. Enroll online at the UC Learning Center.

  Register online

“Stability and Flexibility in Motor Networks”

Seminar | March 28 | 12-1 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center | Note change in location

 Michael Long, New York University School of Medicine

 Bioengineering (BioE)

For us to interact with the outside world, our brains must plan and dictate our actions and behaviors. In many cases, we learn to reproducibly execute a well-defined series of muscle movements to perform impressive feats, such as hitting a golf ball or playing the violin. In other cases, however, we are required to adjust our behavior to account for uncertain sensory information from the world...   More >

No MVZ Lunch Seminar

Seminar | March 28 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 Grinnell-Miller Library

 Museum of Vertebrate Zoology

MVZ Lunch is a graduate level seminar series (IB264) based on current and recent vertebrate research. Professors, graduate students, staff, and visiting researchers present on current and past research projects. The seminar meets every Wednesday from 12- 1pm in the Grinnell-Miller Library. Enter through the MVZ's Main Office, 3101 Valley Life Sciences Building, and please let the receptionist...   More >

Toastmasters on Campus Club: Learn public speaking

Meeting | July 2, 2014 – December 26, 2018 every Wednesday | 6:15-7:30 p.m. | 3119 Etcheverry Hall

 Toastmasters on Campus

Toastmasters has been the world leader in teaching public speaking since 1924. Meetings are an enjoyable, safe, self-paced course designed to get you up and running as a speaker in only a few months.

Film: Mister Universo

Film - Feature | March 28 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

The spirits of early Fellini and De Sica can be felt in this captivating docudrama about an Italian lion-tamer on the hunt for the strongman who started him on the circus life.

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Load and Resistance Factor Design (LRFD) Methodology for Bridges

Special Event | March 28 – 29, 2018 every day | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. | Richmond Field Station, Bldg. 445

 Jay Holombo, PhD,PE, Associate VP, PBS&J; Sami Megally, PhD, PE, SE, Principal Engineer, Kleinfelder

 Technology Transfer Program

This 2-day course provides practical training to bridge design engineers and technicians on the application of the AASHTO LRFD specifications plus the California Amendments to the design of concrete bridges that are common in California (cast-in place box girdle, slab, pre-cast, and box culvert bridges).

$295.00 CA Public Agency, $595.00 Standard Fee

  Register online or by calling 510-643-4393, or by emailing registrar-techtransfer@berkeley.edu

WEBINAR: F-1 Optional Practical Training (OPT) Question and Answer Session

Workshop | March 29 | 12-1 p.m. |  Online Webinar

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

If you are graduating soon and have questions about applying for F-1 employment eligibility after you graduate, then sign up for this ONLINE Webinar. We'll do a brief overview of the OPT application process and timelines, followed by a Question and Answer session.

Prior to attending this webinar, you need to review the OPT Tutorial...   More >

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – January 4, 2019 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 >

Seminar 251, Labor Seminar: Spring Break

Seminar | March 29 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall | Canceled

 Center for Labor Economics

ISF 110 - Free Speech in the Public Sphere: An Interdisciplinary Approach

Course | January 16 – May 3, 2018 every Tuesday & Thursday | 2-3:30 p.m. | 102 Wurster Hall

 Division of Undergraduate Education

In this spring 2018 class, we shall take up the nature of public speech from Socrates' public dissent to social media messaging today. The course reading will combine classic philosophical statements about the value of free, subversive and offensive speech; histories of the emergence of public spheres; and sociologies of technologically-mediated speech today.

The University of California and Socioeconomic Mobility in the 20th Century

Seminar | March 29 | 4-5 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, Academic Innovation Studio, 117 Dwinelle Hall (Level D) | Canceled

 Zachary Bleemer, Director, UC Cliometric History Project, Center for Studies in Higher Education

 Center for Studies in Higher Education

More than a quarter of today's UC students are first-generation, and UC graduates' wages are substantially (and increasingly) higher than average wages among college-educated youths in California. How did this economic mobility pipeline function in the early 20th century, and to what degree did the university's excellent low-tuition education contribute to California's 20th century success? Using...   More >

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Film: Little Dieter Needs to Fly

Film - Feature | March 29 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Herzog accompanies a Vietnam War POW back to the jungles of Laos to relive his imprisonment and torture in this award-winning documentary. With Jack Chambers’s short Hybrid.

Baseball vs. UCLA

Sport - Intercollegiate - Baseball/Softball | March 29 | 7:05 p.m. |  Evans Field

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Baseball hosts UCLA in conference action at Evans Diamond.

Friday, March 30, 2018

The Science and Practice of Resilience

Workshop | March 30 | 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium

 Rick Hanson, Ph.D.

 The Greater Good Science Center

Mental resources like determination, self-worth, and kindness are what make us resilient: able to cope with adversity and push through challenges in the pursuit of opportunities. While resilience helps us recover from loss and trauma, it offers much more than that. True resilience fosters well-being, an underlying sense of happiness, love, and peace. Remarkably, as you internalize experiences of...   More >

$139-$159

  Buy tickets online

Qigong with Director Eric Siegel

Workshop | March 30 | 10-11 a.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join UCBG Director, Eric Siegel, for a morning practice in Qigong (pronounced cheegong), a form of meditative exercise with repeated movements, gently stretching the core and limbs and building body awareness.

Free with Garden Admission

  Register online

Labor Lunch Seminar: Spring Break

Seminar | March 30 | 12-1 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall | Canceled

 Center for Labor Economics

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – January 4, 2019 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 >

Clark Kerr Garden Open Hours

Tour/Open House | February 2 – May 11, 2018 every Friday | 2:30-4:30 p.m. |  Clark Kerr Campus

 Campus Gardens

The Clark Kerr Garden is managed by Gardener Susanne Weisman along with the Cal Dining Sustainability Team Garden Coordinators and committed volunteers. Clark Kerr contains a culinary garden, an orchard, and continually growing edible landscaping.

Our goal is to be a space where anyone can hang out, pass through, learn something, collaborate, and enjoy food together. We hold skills training...   More >

Film: Mister Universo

Film - Feature | March 30 | 4 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

The spirits of early Fellini and De Sica can be felt in this captivating docudrama about an Italian lion-tamer on the hunt for the strongman who started him on the circus life.

Baseball vs. UCLA

Sport - Intercollegiate - Baseball/Softball | March 30 | 7:05 p.m. |  Evans Field

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Baseball hosts UCLA in conference action at Evans Diamond.