<< Week of August 26 >>

Friday, August 31, 2018

Getting Your Bearings: Tour the Bioscience, Natural Resources and Public Health Library

Tour/Open House | August 31 | 11:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | 2101 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Library

Drop in for an introduction to the Bioscience, Natural Resources & Public Health Library. Find out what's new and online.

Advanced PubMed

Workshop | August 31 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, Bioscience Library Training Room, 2101 VLSB

 Elliott Smith, Koshland Bioscience Library

 Library

A hands-on workshop introducing advanced features of PubMed that can help your searching to be more effective and efficient.

A New Engel on the Gains from Trade

Seminar | August 31 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | 248 Giannini Hall

 Marco Gonzalez-Navarro, Agricultural & Resource Economics

 Agricultural & Resource Economics

Abstract
Measuring the gains from trade and their distribution is challenging. Recent empirical contributions have addressed this challenge by drawing on rich and newly available sources of micro data to measure changes in household nominal incomes and price indices. While such data have become available for some components of household welfare, and for some locations
and periods, they are...   More >

BFT in the lens of Blockchains and Blockchains in the lens of BFT

Lecture | August 31 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge, 430

 Dahlia Malkhi, VMWare Research

 RISELab

Blockchain is a Byzantine Fault Tolerant (BFT) replicated state machine, in which each state-update is by itself a Turing machine with bounded resources. The core algorithm for achieving BFT in a Blockchain appears completely different from classical BFT algorithms:
• Classical solutions like DLS, PBFT solve BFT among a small-to-medium group of known participants. Such algorithms consist of...   More >

Fall Recruiting Bootcamp for Int'l Students

Workshop | August 31 | 1-3:30 p.m. | Career Center (2440 Bancroft Way), Blue & Gold Rooms

 Career Center

This multi-faceted program is designed to help international students get ready and make optimal use of the Fall recruiting season! International students of all majors and degree levels are invited. Snacks will be provided at this event.

Agenda:
1:00 - 2:15 PM—Develop your job/internship search strategy as an int'l student.
The Career Center career counselor and a panel of alumni and...   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 >

Mind the Gap: The Intercalation of van der Waals Heterostructures: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | August 31 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Prof. Kwabena Bediako, UC Berkeley, Chemistry

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

The assembly of layered (van der Waals, vdW) materials into novel heterostructures relaxes the requirements on crystallographic commensurability across interfaces and enables the creation of atomically precise superlattices that may be synthetically intractable by chemical growth. Inherently, these heterostructures possess artificial two-dimensional (2D) interlayer galleries not present in bulk...   More >

Make the Most of Your Library

Workshop | August 31 | 2-3 p.m. | 405 Moffitt Undergraduate Library

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

The Library is here to support your academic success. We'll help you find the best resources for research, provide study space, loan you laptops, and much more. Learn how to take advantage of one of the best academic libraries in the US!
*** Students must bring their Cal ID cards to enter Moffitt Library.
Floorplan: http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/sites/default/files/moff-floorplan-4.pdf

Student Probability/PDE Seminar: Large Deviations and Localization of the Microcanonical Ensembles Given by Multiple Constraints

Seminar | August 31 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Kyeongsik Nam, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

I will talk about the general aspects about the microcanonical ensembles given by several constraints. In contrast to the single constraint, interesting phase transition and localization phenomenon can happen. The general theory to study this structure, using the large deviation principle, will be given.

MENA Salon: Summer in Review

Workshop | August 31 | 3-4 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Join us for the first MENA Salon of the Fall 2018 semester, as we revisit the events and themes that shaped this summer. This year’s weekly salon will be led by Candace Lukasik, PhD candidate in Anthropology at UC Berkeley, and Deniz Ilhan, PhD candidate in Sociology at Stony Brook University.

Every Friday in the semester, the Center for Middle Eastern Studies hosts an informal weekly guided...   More >

Logic Colloquium: Neologicist foundations: inconsistent abstraction principles and part-whole

Colloquium | August 31 | 4-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Paolo Mancosu, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Neologicism emerges in the contemporary debate in philosophy of mathematics with Wright's book Frege's \textit {Conception of Numbers as Objects} (1983). Wright's project was to show the viability of a philosophy of mathematics that could preserve the key tenets of Frege's approach, namely the idea that arithmetical knowledge is analytic. The key result was the detailed reconstruction of how to...   More >

La vie est à nous

Film - Feature | August 31 | 4-5:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

La vie est à nous is a lyrical film essay, a truly collective effort by some of the finest writers, directors, and cinematographers working in France in the thirties, yet one that bears the strong imprint of Jean Renoir, who supervised the project.

Student Arithmetic Geometry Seminar: Organization/Remarks on Reconstruction Theorems

Seminar | August 31 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Martin Olsson, UCB

 Department of Mathematics

This is the first meeting of the student arithmetic geometry seminar. Like past semesters, this will be a "paper seminar": Participants will choose a paper from a list I will distribute and give a talk about it. In this first meeting, we will go over some of the practical aspects of the seminar after which I will discuss some results about the problem of reconstructing a variety from categorical...   More >

Rebelution: with guests: Stephen Marley, Common Kings, Zion I, DJ Mackle

Performing Arts - Music | August 31 | 6:30 p.m. |  Hearst Greek Theatre

 Another Planet Entertainment

A dozen years into Rebelution’s stirring career, the release of the California reggae band’s fifth album ‘Falling Into Place’ finds them more energized than ever.

  Buy tickets online

Red Desert

Film - Feature | August 31 | 7-8:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Red Desert was shot in the industrialized North of Italy, where Monica Vitti, as the wife of an electronics engineer, suffers what would be called a nervous breakdown at any other time, in any other place.

Saturday, September 1, 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 >

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 >

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.

Art Wall: Barbara Stauffacher Solomon

Exhibit - Painting | August 15, 2018 – March 3, 2019 every day |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

The 1960s architectural phenomenon Supergraphics—a mix of Swiss Modernism and West Coast Pop—was pioneered by San Francisco–based artist, graphic and landscape designer, and writer Barbara Stauffacher Solomon. Stauffacher Solomon, a UC Berkeley alumna, is creating new Supergraphics for BAMPFA’s Art Wall. Land(e)scape 2018 is the fifth in a series of temporary, site-specific works commissioned for...   More >

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 >

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.

The Karaite Canon: Manuscripts and Ritual Objects from Cairo

Exhibit - Artifacts | August 28 – December 14, 2018 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 Karaite Canon highlights a selection from the over fifty manuscripts he brought to California, along with ritual objects belonging to Cairo’s Karaite community.

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

Exhibit - Multimedia | August 28 – December 14, 2018 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 >

Pièces de Résistance: Echoes of Judaea Capta From Ancient Coins to Modern Art

Exhibit - Multimedia | August 28 – December 14, 2018 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

This exhibition will be continuing in Spring 2019.

Notions of resistance, alongside fears and realities of oppression, resound throughout Jewish history. As a minority, Jews express their political aspirations, ideals of heroism, and yearnings of retaliation and redemption in their rituals, art, and everyday life.

Centering on coins in The Magnes Collection, this exhibition explores how...   More >

Project “Holy Land”: Yaakov Benor-Kalter’s Photographs of British Mandate Palestine, 1923-1940

Exhibit - Photography | August 28 – December 14, 2018 every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 11 a.m.-4:05 p.m. |  Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)

 Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

For nearly two decades, Yaakov (Jacob) Benor-Kalter (1897-1969) traversed the Old City of Jerusalem, documenting renowned historical monuments, ambiguous subjects in familiar alleyways, and scores of “new Jews” building a new homeland. Benor-Kalter’s photographs smoothly oscillate between two worlds, and two Holy Lands, with one lens.

After immigrating from Poland to the British Mandate of...   More >

ARCHITECTURE EXHIBITION: PLACE, CULTURE, TIME - DESIGN IN DRASTICALLY CHANGING CHINA

Exhibit - Multimedia | August 29 – October 21, 2018 every day | 210 Wurster Hall

 Environmental Design, College of

ON VIEW: AUG 29-OCT 21. Works of He Jingtang over the past three decades and their profound reflections on place, culture, time, and future urban development. Free and open to all!

Immigration, Deportation and Citizenship, 1908-2018: Selected Resources from the IGS and Ethnic Studies Libraries

Exhibit - Artifacts | August 31 – December 10, 2018 every day | Moses Hall, IGS Library - 109 Moses

 Institute of Governmental Studies Library, Ethnic Studies Library

"Immigration, Deportation and Citizenship, 1908-2018: Selected Resources from the IGS and Ethnic Studies Libraries" contains items from the Ethnic Studies Library and the Institute of Governmental Studies Library addressing historical attitudes and policy around immigration, deportation, and citizens' rights, as well as monographs and ephemera relating to current events.