<< Week of April 1 >>

Monday, April 2, 2018

ARCH Lecture: Carme Pinós

Lecture | April 2 | 6:30-8 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (2155 Center St)

 College of Environmental Design

MON, APR 2, 6:30pm. Please join us for a talk with the 2018 Berkeley/RUPP Professor. Located at the BAMPFA Osher Theater. Free and open to the public.

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Garden Closed

Special Event | January 2 – December 4, 2018 the first Tuesday of the month every month |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

The garden is closed the first Tuesday of every month.

-Why is the Garden Closed one day a month?
For the safety of the public and the safety of the collection, the Garden’s Horticultural staff need one day per month to complete jobs that may pose safety risks to visitors, such as dropping tree limbs, renovating paths, or controlling pests.

-I’m only in Berkeley for one day from...   More >

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.

Organic Chemistry Seminar

Seminar | April 3 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 College of Chemistry

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.

Physical Chemistry Seminar

Seminar | April 3 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 College of Chemistry

CTP Distinguished Lecture

Lecture | April 3 | 5:30 p.m. | 101 Doe Library

 Brian McGing, Trinity College Dublin

 Center for the Tebtunis Papyri

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Plant and Microbial Biology Plant Seminar

Seminar | April 4 | 101 Barker Hall

 TBD

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

“Institutional Nightmare”: The Visual Culture of Mass Incarceration

Lecture | April 4 | 12-2 p.m. | 602 Barrows Hall

 Nicole R. Fleetwood, Associate Professor in the Department of American Studies, Rutgers University

 Department of Gender and Women's Studies, Center for Race and Gender

In her lecture, Professor Fleetwood explores various aesthetic practices of incarcerated artists and activists to produce art about the U.S. prison regime and how prison shapes life-world possibilities of people impacted. The talk examines how furtive planning and artistic tactics of appropriating items owned by the state and claiming state resources and spaces are maneuvered.

MVZ LUNCH SEMINAR: Matthew Holding (seminar title TBA)

Seminar | April 4 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 Grinnell-Miller Library

 Matthew Holding

 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 >

Title TBA: A Brown Bag Talk: Sandra Florian, University of Pennsylvania Department of Sociology

Colloquium | April 4 | 12-1 p.m. | 2232 Piedmont, Seminar Room

 Sandra Florian, Professor, Department of Sociology. Princeton

 Population Science, Department of Demography

A lunch time talk and discussion session, featuring visiting and local scholars presenting their research on a wide range of topics of interest to demography.

The gut microbiome: a master regulator of metabolism

Seminar | April 4 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building

 Lora Hooper, UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Toastmasters on Campus Club: Learn public speaking

Meeting | July 2, 2014 – June 27, 2018 every Wednesday with exceptions | 6:15-7:30 p.m. | 5101 Tolman 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.

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Lunch Poems: Matthew Zapruder

Reading - Literary | April 5 | 12:10-12:50 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Library

 Matthew Zapruder

 Lunch Poems, Library

A poetry reading by Matthew Zapruder.

(photo by B. A. Van Sise)

IB Seminar: Multicomponent and Multimodal Signals in Ant Communication

Seminar | April 5 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building | Canceled

 Bert Hölldobler, Arizona State University

 Department of Integrative Biology

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.

CTP Distinguished Lecturer's Seminar

Seminar | April 5 | 3 p.m. | 479 Bancroft Library

 Brian McGing, Trinity College Dublin

 Center for the Tebtunis Papyri

Lecture by Dr. Arthur Dudney: Title TBD

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

 Arthur Dudney, Leverhulme Early Career Fellow at the Faculty of Asian and Middle Eastern Studies at Cambridge University

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies

A talk by Dr Arthur Dudney, scholar of the history of early modern Persian literary education and lexicography in India.

Friday, April 6, 2018

Berkeley Germanic Linguistics Roundtable

Conference/Symposium | April 6 – 7, 2018 every day |  Faculty Club

 Tonya Dewey-Findell, University of Nottingham; Angelika Lutz, University of Erlangen-Nürnberg; John McWhorter, Columbia University; Theo Vennemann, Ludwig Maximilian University

 Department of German

Friday/Saturday, April 6-7, 2018
The Faculty Club
University of California, Berkeley

Invited Speakers:
Tonya Dewey-Findell, University of Nottingham
Angelika Lutz, University of Erlangen-Nürnberg
John McWhorter, Columbia University
Theo Vennemann, University of Munich

Scholars (faculty and students) interested in Germanic Linguistics, its near and/or distant related languages, diverse...   More >

Inorganic Chemistry Seminar

Seminar | April 6 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 College of Chemistry

Classics Lecture

Lecture | April 6 | 5 p.m. | TBA Dwinelle Hall

 Edith Hall, King's College London

 Department of Classics

Saturday, April 7, 2018

Berkeley Germanic Linguistics Roundtable

Conference/Symposium | April 6 – 7, 2018 every day |  Faculty Club

 Tonya Dewey-Findell, University of Nottingham; Angelika Lutz, University of Erlangen-Nürnberg; John McWhorter, Columbia University; Theo Vennemann, Ludwig Maximilian University

 Department of German

Friday/Saturday, April 6-7, 2018
The Faculty Club
University of California, Berkeley

Invited Speakers:
Tonya Dewey-Findell, University of Nottingham
Angelika Lutz, University of Erlangen-Nürnberg
John McWhorter, Columbia University
Theo Vennemann, University of Munich

Scholars (faculty and students) interested in Germanic Linguistics, its near and/or distant related languages, diverse...   More >

Sick Plant Clinic

Special Event | February 4, 2017 – December 1, 2018 the first Saturday of the month every month | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

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

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

Plant and Microbial Biology Plant Seminar:

Seminar | April 7 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall

 Gloria Coruzzi, New York University

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

Our research in Plant Systems Biology resides in Pasteur’s Quadrant – the scientific space where investigations of basic processes aim ultimately to be beneficial to society.

Exhibits and Ongoing Events

Buddhist Realms

Exhibit - Multimedia | October 25, 2017 – April 22, 2018 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

This presentation showcases exquisite examples of Buddhist art from the Himalayan region.

Art Wall: Karabo Poppy Moletsane

Exhibit - Painting | November 22, 2017 – July 15, 2018 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Moletsane’s vibrant, large-scale portraits for the Art Wall draw on both traditional African visual culture and Afrofuturism.

Fiat Yuks: Cal Student Humor, Then and Now

Exhibit - Artifacts | October 16, 2017 – June 3, 2018 every day | Bancroft Library, Rowell Cases, 2nd floor corridor between The Bancroft Library and Doe Library

 Bancroft Library

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