<< Week of July 15 >>

Sunday, July 15, 2018

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 >

Monuments and Ruins: Sculpture Workshop with Maryam Yousif and Nick Makanna

Workshop | July 15 | 2-3:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Our national, personal, and historical understandings of both place and ourselves are often interwoven with architectural markers. Using air-dry clay and gouache, we will explore the construction of identity, history, and nationhood through the lens of architectural monuments and ruins.

Brink of Life

Film - Feature | July 15 | 5-6:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Brink of Life pursues Bergman’s fascination with the inner lives of women to a maternity ward where three women await the blessed event with mixed attitudes—and fates.

Barrel-Aged Whiskey Tasting

Special Event | July 15 | 6-8 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Learn how various woods can affect the aging and taste of locally crafted whiskeys with Wright & Brown Distilling Co, based in Oakland. Taste a variety of whiskeys discover the importance of oak barrels and nibble on snacks while looking out onto the California oaks and enjoy the glorious after-hours in the Garden.

This event is a part of our Year of Trees program series in the Garden.

$60, $55 members

  Register online or by calling 510-664-7606, or by emailing gardenprograms@berkeley.edu

The Man Without a Past

Film - Feature | July 15 | 7-8:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Aki Kaurismäki has an unsentimental soft spot for the working class, albeit well hidden behind artfully sardonic realism. More than the memorably long-faced antiheroes of The Match Factory Girl and Drifting Clouds, the hero of this film—call him M—has reason to be deadpan: drifting into a strange city, he is set upon by thugs who leave him for dead and render him amnesiac.

Monday, July 16, 2018

Qigong with Director Eric Siegel

Workshop | July 16 | 10-11 a.m. |  UC Botanical Garden | Note change in date

 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 or by calling 510-664-7606

Bikeway Facility and Master Planning

Special Event | July 9 – 18, 2018 every Monday, Wednesday & Friday with exceptions | 1:30-3:30 p.m. |  Online

 John Ciccarelli, Owner, Bicycle Solutions

 Obaid Khan, PE, City Traffic Engineer, City of Dublin

 Technology Transfer Program

This course will orient participants within the bicycle planning discipline, familiarize them with tools and accepted practice, and connect them with essential planning, design, and policy resources.

$145.00 CA Public Agency, $290.00 Standard Fee

  Register online

Job Forum: Small group coaching on résumé, interviewing and career strategy

Lecture | July 16 | 6-9 p.m. | 609 UC Berkeley Extension (SF Campus at 160 Spear St.)

 San Francisco Job Forum

 UC Berkeley Extension

Looking for input on your résumé and cover letter? Are you thinking about a job search but aren't sure how to get started? Wondering how to leverage your Extension coursework in making a career change?

Come to UC Berkeley Extension's July 16 Job Forum event at our San Francisco Campus. Meet Extension students and mid-career professionals looking for career strategy input. Join small group...   More >

 Free. Register online

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

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.

Trees of the Garden: Docent-led Tour

Tour/Open House | July 17 | 1-2 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Discover the signature trees from around the world at the UC Botanical Garden.

Free for Members or with Garden Admission

  Register online

REDWOOD GROVE SUMMER CONCERTS: The Low Anthem + Assateague

Performing Arts - Music | July 17 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden, Redwood Grove

 Botanical Garden

SUMMER CONCERTS IN THE REDWOOD GROVE!
Enjoy a magical music experience this summer under towering redwoods in the Berkeley hills.

TONIGHT: The Low Anthem + Assateague

$26 Adult, $24 UCBG Member Adult, $18 Youth 5-17yrs, Free Under 5

  Buy tickets online or by calling 510-643-2755, or by emailing gardenprograms@berkeley.edu

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Graduate Student Lounge

Miscellaneous | April 25 – December 12, 2018 every Wednesday |  Anthony Hall

 ASUC Student Union

Graduate Students! Take advantage of the Graduate Student Lounge at Anthony Hall. Study, grade papers, meet with other grad students.

 Graduate Students only! However, Anthony Hall can be made available to the entire campus and community for reservations at other times.

Caregiver Stress: Competing Demands and Finances(BEUHS107)

Workshop | July 18 | 12:10-1:10 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club

 Maureen Kelly, ED.D., LCSW, Elder Care Program, Be Well @ Work

 Tang Center (University Health Services)

This workshop will focus on the stressors associated with caregiving, including competing demands, such as work, family and personal, as well as finances for care. Strategies for self-care will be shared.

SOLD OUT - Forest Bathing with Hana Lee Goldin

Workshop | July 18 | 1-3:30 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Inspired by the Japanese practice of Shinrin Yoku, Forest Bathing has demonstrated benefits for stress reduction and cognitive function. Forest Bathing also offers us the opportunity to deepen our relationship with the natural world. By slowing down and opening up our senses, we may begin to notice incredible things that may have eluded us for our whole lives.

$40 / $35 UCBG Members and UC students, faculty and staff

 SOLD OUT.

Bikeway Facility and Master Planning

Special Event | July 9 – 18, 2018 every Monday, Wednesday & Friday with exceptions | 1:30-3:30 p.m. |  Online

 John Ciccarelli, Owner, Bicycle Solutions

 Obaid Khan, PE, City Traffic Engineer, City of Dublin

 Technology Transfer Program

This course will orient participants within the bicycle planning discipline, familiarize them with tools and accepted practice, and connect them with essential planning, design, and policy resources.

$145.00 CA Public Agency, $290.00 Standard Fee

  Register online

Toward Natural Language Query Processing for Bioinformatics Polystores: BIDS Data Science Lecture

Lecture | July 18 | 3-4 p.m. | 190 Doe Library

 Kurt Stockinger, Zurich University of Applied Sciences (ZHAW)

 Berkeley Institute for Data Science

Abstract: When medical doctors, biologists or pharmaceutical researchers want to analyze gene data, they typically need to query complex bioinformatics data stores. These data stores are mostly either based on relational database technologies that are commonly used in industry or on so-called semantic web technologies that have recently gained attraction due to the wide use of linked open data by...   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.

Dernier atout

Film - Feature | July 18 | 7-8:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Filmed during the German Occupation of France, Becker’s delightful “official” directorial debut owes a debt to the American gangster pictures that it was purposefully designed to take the place of, with Hollywood content having been banned by the Nazis.

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Webinar: Preparing for Your Study Abroad at UC Berkeley

Information Session | July 19 | 9-10:30 a.m. |  Online Webinar

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Are you ready to take advantage of all UC Berkeley has to offer? Hear from International Student Advisors about what to expect upon arrival, what to bring with you, and how to make the most of your EAP experience at UC Berkeley. The experts - current students at UC Berkeley - as well as UCEAP staff will also be present to help answer any questions you may have.

Students who attend this...   More >

Biomechanics Meets Robotics: Computational Mechanics and Robot Planning Together for Robot Design: Surya Singh (University of Queensland)

Seminar | July 19 | 12-1 p.m. | 540AB Cory Hall

 Surya Singh, University of Queensland

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

When targeting surgically, accuracy is sine qua non. Achieving this
is difficult as inserting a needle displaces the tissue and moves the
target. Intraoperative imaging provides limited guidance. Moreover,
the coming generation of surgical robots has a precision finer than
the best imaging. How, then, should fine placement be achieved?

This talk introduces the development of...   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 >

Dipu Moni | Rohingya Exodus: Beyond the Man-made Human Tragedy

Lecture | July 19 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Dipu Moni, Bangladeshi politician and former Foreign Minister of Bangladesh

 Sanchita B. Saxena, Director, Subir and Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies; Executive Director, Institute for South Asia Studies

 The Subir and Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies, Institute for South Asia Studies, The Political Conflict, Gender and People’s Rights Project, Blum Center for Developing Economies, Center for Global Public Health, Master of Development Practice, Bangladeshi Student Association

An evening with Bangladeshi politician and former Foreign Minister of Bangladesh, Dr. Dipu Moni.

  RSVP by calling Adele Perera at 510-642-3608, or by emailing Adele Perera at isasasst@berkeley.edu by July 16.

REDWOOD GROVE SUMMER CONCERTS: Nine Pound Shadow + We Are The West

Performing Arts - Music | July 19 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden, Redwood Grove

 Botanical Garden

SUMMER CONCERTS IN THE REDWOOD GROVE!
Enjoy a magical music experience this summer under towering redwoods in the Berkeley hills.

TONIGHT: Nine Pound Shadow + We Are The West

$22 Adult, $20 UCBG Member Adult, $12 Youth 5-17yrs, Free Under 5

 SOLD OUT.

Il grido

Film - Feature | July 19 | 7-8:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

We are more familiar with Antonioni’s spaces of bourgeois existence, but in this wonderful early work, he returns to “the landscape I remember from my childhood,” the desolate vistas of the Po Valley, to film a study of a man who, deserted by his mistress, sets out with his little daughter in search of peace of mind and a new life.

Cal at SF Symphony | A New Hope: Star Wars: A New Hope

Performing Arts - Music | July 19 | 7:30-10 p.m. |  SF Symphony

  , San Francisco, CA

 Cal Alumni Association

$115 Orchestra, $95 Rear Orchestra, $70 2nd Tier

  Tickets go on sale February 13. Buy tickets online

Friday, July 20, 2018

Cal Alumni Association Online Application Reading - The Leadership Award: For Current UC Berkeley Students

Miscellaneous | July 20 – 23, 2018 every day |  Online

 Cal Alumni Association

The Cal Alumni Association invites you to join us in reading and evaluating scholarship applications virtually for The Leadership Award from July 20th through July 23rd.

Virtual application readers will receive all training materials and scholarship applications for The Leadership Award (TLA) electronically, and a step-by-step tutorial will guide you through the evaluation process. Virtual...   More >

  Register online by July 17.

UC Berkeley Bioscience Meeting: Molecular Neuroscience

Meeting | July 20 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Stanley Hall

 QB3 - California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences

The Bay Area Molecular Neuroscience Meeting (BAMNM) will provide neuroscientists across sub-fields with a greater sense of community, to communicate our findings locally, share technical expertise, and foster collaborations. BAMNM includes a range of molecular neuroscientists: from molecular geneticists to structural biologists — anyone who studies neuroscience at the molecular level.

Clinical Laboratory Scientist Preparatory Program Online Information Session

Information Session | July 20 | 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

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 >

Grounds for Science - Can video games make artificial intelligence more intelligent?: Why does artificial intelligence play some video games well, and others poorly?

Presentation | July 20 | 6:30-8 p.m. |  Scarlet City Espresso Bar

 3960 Adeline St., Emeryville, CA 94608

 Adam Stooke, Berkeley Artificial Intelligence Research Lab

 Science@Cal

Grounds for Science is a public science talk series organized by and featuring UC Berkeley graduate students. No tickets required!

Can video games make artificial intelligence more intelligent? with Adam Stooke

In the past few years, deep neural networks have burst onto the scene of artificial intelligence. Scientists commonly test these networks by teaching them to play video games,...   More >

Artificial Intelligence? Image: Benedicte Rossi

Falbalas

Film - Feature | July 20 | 7-8:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

A talented yet vain couturier runs roughshod over workers, friends, and lovers in Becker’s vividly realist drama on Parisian haute couture, which makes a fascinating companion piece to Paul Thomas Anderson’s Phantom Thread and counts among its admirers none other than Jean-Paul Gaultier.

Prison

Film - Feature | July 20 | 7:30-9 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Bergman’s first major work, Prison makes a strong case for the proclamation that opens it: “Human life is an inferno.” Gunnar Fischer’s hard-edged expressionist cinematography is ideally suited to the harsh subject matter.

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Cal Alumni Association Online Application Reading - The Leadership Award: For Current UC Berkeley Students

Miscellaneous | July 20 – 23, 2018 every day |  Online

 Cal Alumni Association

The Cal Alumni Association invites you to join us in reading and evaluating scholarship applications virtually for The Leadership Award from July 20th through July 23rd.

Virtual application readers will receive all training materials and scholarship applications for The Leadership Award (TLA) electronically, and a step-by-step tutorial will guide you through the evaluation process. Virtual...   More >

  Register online by July 17.

B-BAY High School Entrepreneurship Program: Berkeley Business Academy for Youth

Course | July 21 |  Haas School of Business

Series of Haas Faculty, Haas Graduate Students, and Entrepreneurial Guests

 Berkeley Business Academy for Youth

The B-BAY Program, part of the Institute for Business in Social Impact, will be hosting high school students for the Entrepreneurship session from July 21, 2018 through August 4, 2018.
Deadline to apply is April 30, 2018.

 rising 10th, 11th, & 12th grade students

  Enrollment opens December 1. Enroll online by April 30.

Science Lecture - Us and our microbiotas: mainly a gut reaction

Lecture | July 21 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building

 Dr. Michael Shapira, Department of Integrative Biology

 Science@Cal

We have more bacteria in our gut than cells in our entire body. This little piece of information, realized in the past decade or so, has directed a spotlight on the gut microbiota, as scientists scramble to understand what this means for our existence: What is it important for? Can we take advantage of it to treat pathology? And what can we learn about all this from worms?

Micro changes have macro results. Image: Darryl Leja, NIH

Seeing and Reading: Graphic Design Workshop with Mary Banas

Film - Feature | July 21 | 1-2:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

This intensive graphic design workshop led by designer and CCA professor Mary Banas will offer participants a chance to engage the imagery and poetry from Way Bay 2 in a new way, experiment with a Risograph printer, and create a collaborative book to take home. Using collage and physical layout techniques, we will design book spreads and print them on the Art Lab Risograph machine. This workshop...   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 >

Cal at SHN | School of Rock

Performing Arts - Theater | July 21 | 2-5 p.m. |  SHN Orpheum Theatre

  Market Street, San Francisco, CA

 Cal Alumni Association

Promo code required

 Promo code required

 Promo Code: CALBERKELEY1. Buy tickets online or by calling 888-746-1799

The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill

Film - Feature | July 21 | 4-5:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Saturated with local color, Judy Irving’s film weaves elements of nature documentary and personal portraiture into a tale of love and survival in the urban jungle. This is the story of a flock of wild cherry-headed conures—descendants of escaped or abandoned pets—and one ponytailed man, Mark Bittner, who, like the birds, has endured hardship and displacement but eventually flourished in the...   More >

Blow-Up

Film - Feature | July 21 | 6-7:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

For his first English-language film, Antonioni set a metaphysical mystery in the world of fashion, at a time when the director’s metaphysics had itself become a fad; the movie and its meaning were the talk of the swingingest parties of 1966.

Drifting Clouds

Film - Feature | July 21 | 8:30-10 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

“A beautiful, melancholy work that all but restores humanism to contemporary cinema. Who but Kaurismäki could make a comedy about unemployment, and turn it into a soulful, transcendent statement about hope and survival?” (James Quandt).

Exhibits and Ongoing Events

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.

“We’re Here, We’re Queer, We’re in the Public Record!”: The LGBTQ Movement and Life as Seen Through Government Information

Exhibit - Artifacts | March 15 – August 31, 2018 every day | Doe Library, Brown Gallery

 Library

This exhibit showcases selected documents pertaining to LGBTQ history and highlights aspects of LGBTQ life that have been impacted by actions of federal, state, and local governments.

Face to Face: Looking at Objects That Look at You

Exhibit - Multimedia | March 10 – December 16, 2018 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Hearst Museum of Anthropology | Note change in date

 Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

For this Spring 2018 exhibit, entitled Face to Face: Looking at Objects that Look at You, the Hearst staff and 14 UC Berkeley freshmen have co-curated a global selection of objects that depict human faces in different ways. The exhibit asks: Why and how do crafting traditions of the world so often incorporate human faces, and how do people respond to those faces? Objects such as West African...   More >

Sustaining Grandeur: The First 100 Years of Save the Redwoods League

Exhibit - Artifacts | April 20 – August 31, 2018 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | Bancroft Library, Bancroft Gallery

 Bancroft Library

(Gallery is just inside east entrance to Doe) MARKING THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY of the founding of Save the Redwoods League, Sustaining Grandeur is a collaborative exhibition between The Bancroft Library and the League. The exhibition explores the organization’s first century protecting California’s redwood forests and the surrounding lands that sustain them, and looks forward to the League’s...   More >

Science Gets Graphic: Cartoons, Comics and Graphic Novels in the Sciences

Exhibit - Artifacts | April 23 – August 24, 2018 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday with exceptions | Evans Hall, Mathematics Statistics Library (100 Evans)

 Library

In the past decade, we have witnessed significant growth in the use of visual imagery and storytelling to engage students in the sciences. From manga guides and illustrated texts to biographies and zombies teaching calculus, this display features illustrated works and graphic novels from our collections that aim to teach college students and the general public about science...   More >

Bearing Light: Berkeley at 150

Exhibit - Artifacts | April 16, 2018 – February 28, 2019 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. | Bancroft Library, 2nd Floor Corridor

 Bancroft Library

This exhibition celebrates the University of California’s sesquicentennial anniversary with photographs, correspondence, publications, and other documentation drawn from the University Archives and The Bancroft Library collections. It features an array of golden bears, including Oski, and explores the illustrious history of UC Berkeley.