<< Week of July 29 >>

Sunday, July 29, 2018

Cal Alumni Association Online Application Reading 2 - The Leadership Award: For Current UC Berkeley Students

Miscellaneous | July 27 – 30, 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 27th through July 30th.

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 24.

2018 Berkeley Carillon Festival

Performing Arts - Music | July 29 |  Campanile (Sather Tower)

 Department of Music

The Eighth Berkeley Carillon Festival, honoring the Class of 1928, the donors of the carillon, celebrates a century of bells at Berkeley.

The weekend of July 28 and 29 will feature recitals by Berkeley performers, music written for the Berkeley carillon by Berkeley composers and others.

Featured performers will include University Carillonist Jeff Davis, and Berkeley carillonists David...   More >

Docent-led tour

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

 Botanical Garden

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

Free with Garden admission
Advanced registration not required

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

Curator’s Talk: Matthew Coleman on Peter Hujar

Film - Feature | July 29 | 3-4:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

In this exhibition walk-through, BAMPFA Curatorial Assistant Matthew Coleman explores Hujar’s distinctive and arresting photographic style and imagery.

California Alumni Club of the Peninsula's Summer Welcome Party

Social Event | July 29 | 3:30-5:30 p.m. |  Redwood Oaks

 88 Selby Lane, Atherton, CA 94027

 Cal Alumni Association, California Alumni Club of Peninsula

CAA’s Alumni Chapters across the country organize Summer Welcome Parties for incoming Cal students in their area. These alumni-organized parties are a great way for incoming students to meet with their local Alumni Chapters and share some Blue and Gold spirit.

  RSVP online

Édouard et Caroline

Film - Feature | July 29 | 5-6:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

In an unfashionable Paris apartment, a pianist and his wife quarrel over a missing waistcoat and a shortened evening dress as they prepare for an upcoming recital in Becker’s delightfully airy, Lubitsch-like portrait of love and life in a slowly modernizing urban France.

The Middle of the World

Film - Feature | July 29 | 7-8:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

The Middle of the World describes a love affair between Paul, a Swiss engineer running for political office, and Adriana, an Italian immigrant working as a waitress. This cool, highly erotic, teasingly ambiguous film is one of the few convincing, truly modern treatises on love, one not divorced from the contexts of politics, class, and geography.

Monday, July 30, 2018

Cal Alumni Association Online Application Reading 2 - The Leadership Award: For Current UC Berkeley Students

Miscellaneous | July 27 – 30, 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 27th through July 30th.

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 24.

Qigong with Director Eric Siegel

Workshop | July 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

Materials Discovery using Computational and Data-Driven Approaches

Seminar | July 30 | 1-2 p.m. | Hildebrand Hall, Library Room 100F

 Yousung Jung, Graduate School of EEWS, KAIST

 College of Chemistry

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

BSAC Technology Seminar - Radio Frequency Microsystems for 5G and IoT-Inspired Front End Signal Processing

Seminar | July 31 | 12-1 p.m. | 540 Cory Hall

 Prof. Songbin Gong, Assistant Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering

 Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center

5G and IoT have sparked interest in next generation front ends that meet stringent performance, scalability, and power consumption requirements. New RF microsystems that enable signal processing functions with unprecedented performance specifications will be discussed, as well as MEMS resonators, transformers, gyrators, etc. developments, and overcoming bottlenecks to commercialization.

  RSVP online by July 30.

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.

Seminar 217, Risk Management: A Term Structure Model for Dividends and Interest Rates

Seminar | July 31 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Speaker: Damir Filipović, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

 Consortium for Data Analytics in Risk

Over the last decade, dividends have become a standalone asset class instead of a mere side product of an equity investment. We introduce a framework based on polynomial jump-diffusions to jointly price the term structures of dividends and interest rates. Prices for dividend futures, bonds, and the dividend paying stock are given in closed form.

July 31 - PANEL DISCUSSION: “Housing the Middle”

Lecture | July 31 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

A diverse group of panelists will share ideas and strategies for increasing middle-income housing in the Bay Area.

REDWOOD GROVE SUMMER CONCERTS: Little Folkies + North Country Blue

Performing Arts - Music | July 31 | 5:15-7 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: Little Folkies + North Country Blue

$15 Adult, $12 UCBG Member Adult, $7 Youth 3-17yrs, Free Under 3

  Buy tickets online or or by emailing gardenprograms@berkeley.edu

Wednesday, August 1, 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.

Free Wednesday at the Garden

Special Event | January 3 – December 5, 2018 the first Wednesday of the month every month with exceptions |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Every first Wednesday at the Garden is free admission day.

Wellness Wednesdays: First Wednesday Yoga Walk

Sport - Recreational | August 1 | 9:30-10:30 a.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Experience the Garden in a whole new way as you reconnect with your body and with nature in this 60-minute yoga walk. Through gentle movements, standing poses, and breathing exercises, we will walk through the Garden paths, pause at vistas and groves, and awaken your senses. This class is open to all bodies and led by Eugenia Park, a yoga instructor-Ayurveda wellness counselor, mediator, and dancer.

$20 / $15 UCBG Member / Free for UCB Students, Staff, and Faculty

  Register online

Discovery Station: Carnivorous Plants

Tour/Open House | August 1 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Discover some of the fascinating and beautiful plants that can eat insects. Get up close with the amazing leaf adaptations as you learn more about them. Free with Garden admission.

Post-Baccalaureate Health Professions Program Online Information Session

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

 UC Berkeley Extension

Gain academic preparation in the sciences along with one-on-one advising to enhance your application to medical, dental or veterinary school, as well as to advanced degree programs in medical- and health-related fields.

  Register online

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | February 1, 2017 – December 5, 2018 the first Wednesday of the month every month 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 >

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research and Finding a Mentor Workshop

Workshop | August 1 | 4-5 p.m. | 9 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 >

Toastmasters on Campus Club: Learn public speaking

Meeting | July 2, 2014 – December 18, 2019 every Wednesday with exceptions | 6:15-7:30 p.m. | 3106 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.

Thursday, August 2, 2018

CHLA Summer Board Meeting

Meeting | August 2 |  Berkeley Way West

 Center for Public Health Practice and Leadership

Mindfulness for Well-Being

Workshop | August 2 | 9:30-10 a.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Discover more by joining this weekly 30-minute mindfulness group where you will learn a variety of evidence-based practices designed to reduce stress and enhance well-being, all while taking in the beautiful surroundings of the UC Botanical Garden. This group is welcome to all.

Free with Garden admission ($12); Free for UCBG members, UC Berkeley students, staff, and faculty

  Register online

Docent-led tour

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

 Botanical Garden

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

Free with Garden admission
Advanced registration not required

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

Five Tables of Animals, Wild and Fantastic

Special Event | August 2 | 4-7 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, study center

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Snakes and elephants and dragons, oh my. On view this session, good luck snakes twine and multiply in Mithila artist Baua Devi’s drawings; elephants abound in Indian playing cards and miniatures, as well as a 1979 Joel Sternfeld color photograph; dragons twist and coil in an atmospheric fan painting by Zhou Xun and a sixteenth-century woodcut of St. George by Giuseppe Scolari; tigers prowl...   More >

REDWOOD GROVE SUMMER CONCERTS: Chris Smither + Forest Sun

Performing Arts - Music | August 2 | 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: Chris Smither + Forest Sun

$32 Adult, $30 UCBG Member Adult, $15 Youth 5-17yrs, Free Under 5

  Buy tickets online or or by emailing gardenprograms@berkeley.edu

The Faces of Japanese Performing Arts: Hearst Museum Lounge Lecture

Lecture | August 2 | 6-8 p.m. | Hearst Museum of Anthropology, 102 Kroeber Hall

 Nick Ishimaru, Theatre of Yugen

 Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

About this event -
Nick Ishimaru will present a lecture on the history of Japanese performing arts, focusing on the types of masks and facial expressions used in these dramatic forms. He will be bringing with him several masks, as well as demonstrating how to wear them and performing selected excerpts of plays to show off how they would be used in performance.

About the speaker -
Nick...   More >

The Lovers of Montparnasse

Film - Feature | August 2 | 7-8:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

The Lovers of Montparnasse is really about a wrecked man unable to rise above the gravity of his failure. In the sad gestures of Philipe (who himself would soon die), we realize that Modigliani’s paintings are the artifacts of a fall. (Steve Seid)

Astronomy Night at UC Berkeley

Film - Documentary | August 2 | 7:30-10:30 p.m. | 131 Campbell Hall

 Department of Astronomy

This month's Astronomy Night @ UC Berkeley features our first ever film screening about the search for pulsars (a rapidly rotating stellar remnant), followed by a Q&A with the director of the film and a pulsar expert!

As always, come join us at Campbell Hall on the UC Berkeley campus on the first Thursday of every month for a FREE night of astronomy and stargazing on the roof with our fleet of...   More >

Cal at SF Symphony | Return of the Jedi: Star Wars: Return of the Jedi

Performing Arts - Music | August 2 | 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, August 3, 2018

Certificate Program in Clinical Research Conduct and Management Online Information Session

Information Session | August 3 | 12-1 p.m. |  Online

  , Berkeley, CA

 UC Berkeley Extension

Learn how this professional certificate can help you launch or advance your career in clinical research by enhancing your knowledge of clinical trials. For more information about the program, visit extension.berkeley.edu/cert/clinical.html.

  Register online

Docent-led tour

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

 Botanical Garden

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

Free with Garden admission
Advanced registration not required

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

Jonah Who Will Be 25 in the Year 2000

Film - Feature | August 3 | 7-8:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

The cinema of Alain Tanner has always made room for society’s dropouts and dreamers, and nowhere more so than in his most celebrated work (coauthored by John Berger), which tracks a ragtag group of Swiss strangers, brought together by chance and a shared anticapitalist spirit, and the little refuge they create for themselves in the face of political and economic failures. (Jason Sanders)

To Joy (Till glädje)

Film - Feature | August 3 | 7:30-9 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

In To Joy Bergman dedicates his full attention to a theme that will recur in smaller filmic moments throughout his career: the idea of music’s redemptive power. (Mark Sandberg)

Saturday, August 4, 2018

Sick Plant Clinic

Special Event | February 4, 2017 – December 7, 2019 the first Saturday of the month every month with exceptions | 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 >

1+1=11: Risograph Workshop with Tim Belonax

Workshop | August 4 | 12-1:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Join local designer and educator Tim Belonax for an afternoon of creative amplification. In response to Way Bay 2, we’ll be creating postcards on the Art Lab’s Risograph printer that mix phrases and imagery to create new meaning.

Sacramento Chapter: Incoming Students and Parents Summer Send-Off

Social Event | August 4 | 1-3 p.m. |  Peet's Coffee

 1749 Arden Way, Sacramento, CA 95815

 Cal Alumni Association, Cal Alumni Club of Sacramento

Summer Send-Off for INCOMING CAL STUDENTS and PARENTS in the Greater Sacramento area: WELCOME TO THE FAMILY!

Cal students will soon be heading to Berkeley and the Cal Alumni Club of Sacramento is organizing a Summer Send-Off Party. Let's grab some coffee, share stories of what it means to be a Golden Bear, and welcome the newest members because the next great chapter in their lives is just...   More >

 Indicate if you are planning on coming by marking the "going" button on the Facebook event page. RSVP online

Docent-led tour

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

 Botanical Garden

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

Free with Garden admission
Advanced registration not required

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

Ivan’s Childhood

Film - Feature | August 4 | 6-7:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Few debuts match the unequivocal power of Tarkovsky’s Ivan’s Childhood, a technical tour-de-force of flying crane shots, absurd angles, and arresting lighting merged with a powerful tale of war, violence, and childhood. (Jason Sanders)

Rendezvous de Juillet

Film - Feature | August 4 | 8-9:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Becker’s spirited portrait of Left Bank youth was the first film to examine the struggles of this generation that emerged from the war with neither the guilt nor the sadness of their parents, but rather with a feverish desire for action, and a despair at the prospect of a meaningless life. (Judy Bloch)

Exhibits and Ongoing Events

“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 9, 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 – September 14, 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 >

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.

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.