<< Week of October 07 >>

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Berkeley China Summit

Special Event | October 7 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Pauley Ballroom

 Cal Alumni Association, Chinese Chapter

Organized and sponsored by official UC Berkeley alumni and students organizations, endorsed and supported by UC Berkeley administration, the Berkeley China Summit 伯克利中美峰会 (“BCS”) is a full-day on-campus conference, aimed to connect China’s businesses and investors with the technology, engineering, and business innovation expertise on UC Berkeley...   More >

Northern California Bats: Demystifying and Discovering these Amazing Animals

Special Event | October 7 | 10-11:30 a.m. |  UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley

 Botanical Garden

Come learn about our CA native bats with Director of NorCal Bats Corky Quirk. In her presentation, you will learn about the nature of bats and their importance in our environment, as well as discuss the harmful myths that surround these animals. Live bats will be presented and seeing these small, almost cuddly creatures might forever change how you feel about these amazing mammals.

$15 Adult/ $10 Adult Member/ $5 Youth (ages 3-17)

  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 >

Sandeep Das and the HUM Ensemble: Delhi to Damascus

Performing Arts - Music | October 7 | 3-5 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Sandeep Das and the HUM Ensemble, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

Tabla player and Grammy Award-winning member of the Silkroad Ensemble, Sandeep Das celebrates the vibrant cultural heritage shared by India and Syria in the latest project by his HUM Ensemble. Strings, drums, bowed drones, and raga and maqam melodies rooted in Sufi poetry come together to connect ancient civilizations with modern virtuosity in The Road to Damascus. Das is joined by Syrian oud...   More >

$54 (prices subject to change)

  Tickets go on sale August 7. Buy tickets online or by calling 5106429988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Sandeep Das and the HUM Ensemble perform Delhi to Damascus Sunday, October 7, 2018 in Hertz Hall.

Artist’s Talk: Tsherin Sherpa

Lecture | October 7 | 3-4:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 BAMPFA

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Tibetan artist Tsherin Sherpa, whose works are featured in Boundless: Contemporary Tibetan Artists at Home and Abroad, explores themes of displacement and identity as he recounts his artistic journey. Trained as a traditional Tibetan thangka painter, Sherpa is now an artist whose work brings together both sacred and profane or, in his words, “the icon and the ordinary.”

Sherpa has exhibited...   More >

New Women

Film - Feature | October 7 | 4-5:40 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 BAMPFA

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Inspired by the real-life suicide of actress Ai Xia, New Women pointedly addresses the struggles of China’s urban “new women” to survive independently; tragically, its tale of a talented woman hounded by gossip into suicide was mirrored by the death of its lead actress, the legendary Ruan Lingyu, who would kill herself only months after the film’s release. Ruan plays a strong-willed music teacher...   More >

Monday, October 8, 2018

Blockchain Unlocked Executive Academy

Course | October 8 – 10, 2018 every day | 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. | Memorial Stadium, Executive Education Classroom

 Berkeley Law Executive Education, Berkeley Executive Education (powered by Haas School of Business), Berkeley Center for Law & Business

Blockchain Unlocked is a three-day executive and certificate academy consisting of lectures, workshops, and guest presentations from the industry’s foremost educators and leaders.

Blockchain Unlocked is designed to train business leaders in blockchain technology and its many business applications. Participants will walk away with a foundational understanding of blockchain technology, a survey...   More >

Open House for Prospective Master’s Students

Information Session | October 8 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

Prospective masters students are invited to attend classes, meet professors and explore Wurster Hall at this CED Open House.

EHS 201 Biosafety in Laboratories

Course | October 8 | 9:30-11:30 a.m. | 177 Stanley Hall

 Office of Environment, Health & Safety

This training is required for anyone who is listed on a Biological Use Authorization (BUA) application form that is reviewed by the Committee for Laboratory and Environmental Biosafety (CLEB). A BUA is required for anyone working with recombinant DNA molecules, human clinical specimens or agents that may infect humans, plants or animals. This safety training will discuss the biosafety risk...   More >

Combinatorics Seminar: The Taylor coefficients of the Jacobi theta constant $\theta _3$

Seminar | October 8 | 12-1 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall | Note change in date

 Dan Romik, UC Davis

 Department of Mathematics

We study the Taylor expansion around the point $x=1$ of a classical modular form, the Jacobi theta constant $\theta_3$. This leads naturally to a new sequence $(d(n))^\infty_{n=0} =1,1,−1,51,849,−26199,\dots$ of integers, which arise as the Taylor coefficients in the expansion of a related "centered" version of $\theta_3$. We prove several results about the numbers $d(n)$ and conjecture that...   More >

Seminar 208, Microeconomic Theory: "Searching For Policy Reforms"

Seminar | October 8 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Juan Ortner, Boston University

 Department of Economics

Joint with the Political Economy Seminar.
*Note the change in time/location

Political Economy Seminar: "Searching for Policy Reforms"

Seminar | October 8 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Juan Ortner, Boston University

 Department of Economics

The Political Economy Seminar focuses on formal and quantitative work in the political economy field, including formal political theory.

AHMA Colloquium - Discovery and Digital Curation of Textual Archives

Lecture | October 8 | 4-5 p.m. | 7205 Dwinelle Hall

 Adam Anderson, UC Berkeley

 Ancient History and Mediterranean Archaeology, Graduate Group in

This is the second paper in a lecture series entitled "Digital Humanities and the Ancient World." The event is co-sponsored by the AHMA Colloquium and the Townsend Center for the Humanities.

Abstract: I introduce the Ur III (250,000 tot.; Drehem 15,000) and Old Assyrian (23,000 tot.; 10,000 published) texts as examples of large bodies of cuneiform tablets that were...   More >

MBTG Seminar: "Title to be announced"

Seminar | October 8 | 4-5 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Arup Chakraborty, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 College of Chemistry

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research and Finding a Mentor Workshop

Workshop | October 8 | 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 >

SLAM: Teaching/Research at a Primarily Undergraduate Institution

Seminar | October 8 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Dr. Jane M. Liu, Pomona College

 QB3 - California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences

Psoy Korolenko: concert by the Russian avant-garde pianist and singer

Performing Arts - Music | October 8 | 5:30 p.m. |  Morrison Hall

 Department of Music

Psoy performs his own and others' songs, accompanying himself to keyboard instruments, mainly a Casio synthesizer in accordion timbre. Experimenting with quite various song traditions he sings in about six or seven languages, most frequently in Russian, Yiddish, English and French.

Free and open to the public

Splunk Info-Session

Information Session | October 8 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Splunk

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

The Networked Avant-garde

Lecture | October 8 | 6:30-8 p.m. |  Osher Theater, BAMPFA

 Kelani Nichole, The Current

 Berkeley Center for New Media, Wiesenfeld Visiting Artist Lecture Series

Kelani Nichole, NYC design strategist and exhibition maker, will discuss the networked culture that emerged at the end of the 20th century introduced a generation of artists who employ open, distributed, virtualized, and highly collaborative techniques.

The Networked Avant-garde

Lecture | October 8 | 6:30-8 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Kelani Nichole

 Arts + Design, Berkeley Center for New Media

The networked culture that emerged at the end of the 20th century introduced a generation of artists who employ open, distributed, virtualized, and highly collaborative techniques. Their studios are built on commercial software, CGI aesthetics, online public exhibition, and peer-to-peer sharing and critique. They simultaneously embrace and subvert technology as a means of interrogation,...   More >

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Blockchain Unlocked Executive Academy

Course | October 8 – 10, 2018 every day | 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. | Memorial Stadium, Executive Education Classroom

 Berkeley Law Executive Education, Berkeley Executive Education (powered by Haas School of Business), Berkeley Center for Law & Business

Blockchain Unlocked is a three-day executive and certificate academy consisting of lectures, workshops, and guest presentations from the industry’s foremost educators and leaders.

Blockchain Unlocked is designed to train business leaders in blockchain technology and its many business applications. Participants will walk away with a foundational understanding of blockchain technology, a survey...   More >

Total synthesis of polycyclic natural products

Seminar | October 9 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Ang Li, State Key Laboratory of Bioorganic and Natural Products Chemistry

 College of Chemistry

Syntheses of some polycyclic alkaloids and terpenoids by our group will be presented in this lecture. Daphniphyllum alkaloids are a class of structurally intriguing natural products. We develop a series of strategies, such as electrocyclization, [3 + 2] cycloaddition, electrocyclic ring opening, and late-stage Diels−Alder cycloaddition, to achieve the syntheses of a dozen of them. Inspired...   More >

Seminar 217, Risk Management: Topic Forthcoming

Seminar | October 9 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Speaker: Jacob Steinhardt, Stanford

 Consortium for Data Analytics in Risk

Student Faculty Macro Lunch (Presentation Forthcoming)

Presentation | October 9 | 12-1 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Supreet Kaur, Assistant Professor of Economics, UC Berkeley

 Clausen Center

This workshop consists of one-hour informal presentations on topics related to macroeconomics and international finance, broadly defined. The presenters are UC Berkeley PhD students, faculty, and visitors.
** MUST RSVP**

  RSVP by emailing jgmendoza@berkeley.edu by October 4.

GUH Lecture: Informal Urbanism, Creativity, and Ecology in Lagos, Nigeria

Lecture | October 9 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 170 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

Lagos is notorious for its ever-expanding population, massive infrastructural challenges, and controversial practices of state-sanctioned land capture. This talk will discuss will discuss how we can utilize urban planning and visual culture studies to inv

Infrastructure Imaginaries: Informal Urbanism, Creativity, and Ecology in Lagos, Nigeria: Global Urban Humanities Fall 2018 Colloquium

Colloquium | October 9 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 170 Wurster Hall

 Global Urban Humanities

"Infrastructure Imaginaries: Informal Urbanism, Creativity, and Ecology in Lagos, Nigeria"
Charisma Acey, Assistant Professor of City & Regional Planning
Ivy Mills, Lecturer in History of Art
Tuesday, October 9, 2018
12-1:30pm
170 Wurster

Charisma Acey is an assistant professor in the Department of City and Regional Planning. Her background includes work, research and travel to countries...   More >

Core Essentials for Better Posture (BEUHS402)

Workshop | October 9 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

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

 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.

Trees of the Garden: Docent-led Tour

Tour/Open House | August 14 – December 11, 2018 the second Tuesday of the month every month | 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

Seminar 218, Psychology and Economics: Liquidity Constraints and the Value of Insurance

Seminar | October 9 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Keith Marzilli Ericson, Boston University

 Department of Economics

Seminar 237, Human Frictions to the Transmission of Economic Policy

Seminar | October 9 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 587 Evans Hall

 Michael Weber, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business

 Department of Economics

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research and Finding a Mentor Workshop

Workshop | October 9 | 3:30-4:30 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 >

The Biopolitics of Beauty: Cosmetic Citizenship and Affective Capital in Brazil

Colloquium | October 9 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 2538 Channing (Inst. for the Study of Societal Issues), Wildavsky Conference Room

 Alvaro Jarrín, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, College of the Holy Cross

 Center for Ethnographic Research, Center for Latin American Studies

Beauty is considered a basic health right in Brazil, and plastic surgery is offered to working-class patients in public hospitals in exchange for becoming experimental subjects. This talk will trace the biopolitical concern with beauty to Brazilian eugenics and will explore the raciology of beauty that allowed plastic surgeons to gain the backing of the State. For patients, beauty has become...   More >

Approaching Challenges in Physics with Inorganic Chemistry

Seminar | October 9 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Danna Freedman, Department of Chemistry, Northwestern University

 College of Chemistry

The Freedman research group's overarching theme is harnessing chemical intuition to approach fundamental challenges in physics. Within this framework, we are focused on three vital areas of contemporary physics: advancing quantum information science, probing magnetism, and creating new emergent materials.

Letters of recommendation in Berkeley undergraduate admissions: Program evaluation and natural language processing: Berkeley Distinguished Lectures in Data Science

Lecture | October 9 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 190 Doe Library

 Jesse Rothstein, Professor, Public Policy and Economics, UC Berkeley

 Berkeley Institute for Data Science

In Fall 2015 and 2016, UC Berkeley asked many freshman applicants to submit letters of recommendation as part of their applications. This was highly controversial. Proponents argued that letters would aid in the identification of disadvantaged students who had overcome obstacles that were not otherwise apparent from their applications, while opponents argued that disadvantaged students were...   More >

Seminar 221, Industrial Organization: ​"Topic Forthcoming"

Seminar | October 9 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Tiffany Tsai, UC Berkeley

 Department of Economics

Week to Week: Planning a Successful Semester: L&S Workshop Series Shoot for the Stars

Workshop | October 9 | 4:15-6:15 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

Graduate Mentors, College of L&S

 College of Letters & Science, L&S Graduate Mentors

A workshop focused on weekly planning and time management.

Performing Germanness: Laughter and Violence in Nazi Germany

Lecture | October 9 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Martina Kessel, Bielefeld University

 Institute of European Studies, GHI West - Pacific Regional Office of the German Historical Institute Washington DC, Center for German and European Studies, Gerda Henkel Stiftung

Martina Kessel looks at the meaning and role of humor as an identity practice in Germany during the time of National Socialism in Germany. One theory that she will explore in her lecture is that non-Jewish Germans disguised violence as 'art' to justify their failure to comply with international or humanitarian beliefs.

Martina Kessel is a Historian of Modern Germany at Bielefeld University,...   More >

  RSVP online

Career Connections: Data Science

Social Event | October 9 | 5:30-8 p.m. |  Career Center (2440 Bancroft Way)

 Cal Alumni Association, Career Center

Alumni and student networking event.

San Francisco Young Alumni Mixer

Social Event | October 9 | 6-9 p.m. |  Redford

 673 Geary Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

 Cal Alumni Association

Attention recent graduates!

Come join the Cal Alumni Association (CAA) and fellow young alumni for drinks, appetizers, and good cheer at Redford.

Homecoming is right around the corner, so let's come together to celebrate the Cal community and spread some Blue & Gold spirit—we guaranteed a good time!

Questions? Contact studentengagementdept@alumni.berkeley.edu.

EA Info-Session

Information Session | October 9 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 EA

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

TBA

Wednesday, October 10, 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.

Blockchain Unlocked Executive Academy

Course | October 8 – 10, 2018 every day | 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. | Memorial Stadium, Executive Education Classroom

 Berkeley Law Executive Education, Berkeley Executive Education (powered by Haas School of Business), Berkeley Center for Law & Business

Blockchain Unlocked is a three-day executive and certificate academy consisting of lectures, workshops, and guest presentations from the industry’s foremost educators and leaders.

Blockchain Unlocked is designed to train business leaders in blockchain technology and its many business applications. Participants will walk away with a foundational understanding of blockchain technology, a survey...   More >

Let's Talk: Engaging in Cross-Cultural Communication: Beeqi004-181010

Workshop | October 10 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | 24 University Hall

 Sidalia Reel

 Human Resources

This workshop engages participants in conversations regarding “what gets in the way” when communicating across difference. This workshop reviews interactive communication theory and U.S. domestic dynamics of Human Diversity. Participants will work with each other in discussing and applying this information in varied situations. By the end of this workshop participants will: •Increase awareness of...   More >

Wellness Wednesdays: Elemental Yoga with Eugenia Park

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

 Botanical Garden

Come join Eugenia in reconnecting with our elemental bodies.
In this unique outdoor yoga class, we will explore our inner landscapes through breath, movement and stillness, surrounded by acres of sensational gardens. This class is for every body. No experience necessary. Bring yoga mat and/or blanket.

$15 / $10 UCBG Member, UC Berkeley staff, students, and faculty

  Register online

Household Composition and Child Outcomes in Peru: A Longitudinal Study: A Brown Bag Talk

Colloquium | October 10 | 12-1 p.m. | 2232 Piedmont, Seminar Room

 Sarah Reynolds, School of Public Health, UC Berkeley

 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.

Plant and Microbial Biology Seminar: "A novel mechanism for viral host-range expansion revealed through experimental evolution"

Seminar | October 10 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall

 Justin Meyer, UC San Diego

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

What changes to viral genomes would allow them to infect new species? And, what are the natural processes – mutation, recombination, and natural selection – that permit their evolution?

The Meyer Lab uses experimental evolution of viruses to find answers to these questions using a combination of methods from many fields of biology.

For a complete explanation of Meyer's research and a...   More >

MVZ LUNCH SEMINAR - Teresa Feo: Shining new light on historic collections: How museum specimens and bright X-rays revealed one of the darkest materials known to man

Seminar | October 10 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 VLSB, Grinnell-Miller Library

 Teresa Feo

 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 >

Noon Concert: Sappho’s Garden

Performing Arts - Music | October 10 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

Christine Brandes, soprano
Eric Moe, piano
DEBUSSY Trois Chansons de Bilitis
SCHOENBERG Das Buch der hängenden Gärten
Eric MOE from Tough Songs


Continuing its 66th season, the Noon Concert series features the Music Department’s varied and diverse performance activities. Inaugurated in 1953, these concerts are very popular and well attended by those on campus and in the wider community....   More >

Healthy Living For Your Brain and Body (BEUHS178)

Workshop | October 10 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

 Dori Sproul, Alzheimer's Association

 Elder Care Program

For centuries, we’ve known that the health of the brain and the body are connected. But now, science is able to provide insights into how to optimize our physical and cognitive health as we age. Join us to learn about research in the areas of diet and nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement, and use hands-on tools to help you incorporate these recommendations into a plan for...   More >

Gender and Candidacy: Female Legislative Nominations in Zambia

Colloquium | October 10 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Melanie L. Phillips, PhD Candidate, Political Science, UC Berkeley

 Center for African Studies

This is one session in the Fall 2018 African Studies Colloquium series.

The Lost Ethical Language of New Deal Public Works

Lecture | October 10 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. |  Freight and Salvage Coffeehouse

 2020 Addison St, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)

The Living New Deal has been identifying, mapping, and interpreting the vast physical matrix of Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal for over a decade. Like those of a lost civilization, these artifacts speak to us in a language we have been made to forget of a time when government was designed to serve all of its citizens rather than those who could afford to buy it.

Haas Innovation and Entrepreneurship Seminar

Colloquium | September 26 – November 14, 2018 every Wednesday with exceptions | 12:30-2 p.m. | 320 Cheit Hall

 Haas School of Business

Weekly Coffee Break

Social Event | September 12 – November 21, 2018 every Wednesday | 3-4 p.m. | Cafe International House

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Coffee Break is a weekly opportunity for UC Berkeley global students to meet and engage with one another in a relaxing environment. It’s a chance to enjoy free coffee, share stories about your experiences on campus, and get to know Berkeley International Office advisors. All UCB students are invited. Students are free to talk about anything, but we'll also have weekly discussion topics to...   More >

Winter Light

Film - Feature | October 10 | 3:10-4:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 BAMPFA

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Winter Light is the central film in Bergman’s so-called “God trilogy” (with Through a Glass Darkly and The Silence). Gunnar Björnstrand plays the doubting Tomas, pastor of a dwindling rural parish. Tomas is an isolated individual, haunted by “God’s silence” and indifferent to the physical, whether in the person of the schoolmistress Märta (Ingrid Thulin) or Christ himself. When a local fisherman...   More >

Book Talk: In Defense of Troublemakers

Reading - Nonfiction | October 10 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Haviland Hall, 227 (Social Research Library)

 Charlan Nemeth

 Library

Author Charlan Nemeth, Professor of Psychology (UC Berkeley), will discuss her book In Defense of Troublemakers: The Power of Dissent in Life and Business (Basic Books, 2018). She will explain why dissent should be cherished, not feared, because it leads to more creative and better decision-making. Lone objectors — from Twelve Angry Men to Edward Snowden — force people to question their...   More >

The Distributional Effects of Minimum Wages: Evidence from Linked Survey and Administrative Data: IRLE Speaker Series

Lecture | October 10 | 4-6 p.m. | 2521 Channing Way (Inst. for Res. on Labor & Employment), Director's Room

 John Voorheis, Howard University

 IRLE

Join us for a discussion with John Voorheis, economist from the U.S. Census Bureau, on the effects of minimum wage on earnings and the implications for law-wage workers.

  RSVP online by September 4.

From the Killing Fields of Cambodia to California and Back

Lecture | October 10 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Katya Cengel, journalist

 Center for Southeast Asia Studies, Department of Ethnic Studies, Asian American Studies

Journalist Katya Cengel will discuss her new book, Exiled: From the Killing Fields of Cambodia to California and Back (Potomac Books, 2018) which follows the stories of four Cambodian families, as they confront criminal deportation 40 years after their resettlement in the U.S.

Linguistic Anthropology and Literary and Cultural Studies: A Mellon Foundation Sawyer Seminar: Session 2: Sound

Conference/Symposium | October 10 – 11, 2018 every day | 5-7 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Miyako Inoue, Stanford University; Tom McEnaney, UC Berkeley; Amanda Weidman, Bryn Mawr College; Paja Faudree, Brown University; Dan Fisher, UC Berkeley

 Department of Comparative Literature, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

This is the second of seven two-day meetings of a Mellon Foundation Sawyer Seminar that will take place throughout 2018-2019. The seminar aims to explore the potential of a set of concepts, tools, and critical practices developed in the field of linguistic anthropology for work being done in the fields of literary and cultural criticism.

Learning To Interact: Cybernetics and Play

Lecture | October 10 | 5-6:30 p.m. | Moffitt Undergraduate Library, BCNM Commons, 340 Moffitt

 Timothy Stott, Dublin School of Creative Arts, Dublin Institute of Technology

 Berkeley Center for New Media

Play was, and remains, a social technology for the cybernetic age. Advocated by many as a humanist corrective to a technocratic and automated post-war society, play also expanded cybernetic ideas of interaction, feedback, and systems modelling into the social domain. From the late nineteen-fifties on, especially, cybernetics and play converged through games, toys, and interactive...   More >

Gallery Talk: Olivia Young on Christina Quarles

Lecture | October 10 | 5:30-7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 BAMPFA

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Join Olivia Young, PhD candidate in UC Berkeley’s Department of African Diaspora Studies, for insights into the work of Christina Quarles, including the dynamics of excess, visibility, and form as instruments of black queer longing.

Young’s writing has appeared in publications by the New Museum (New York), Antenna Gallery (New Orleans), and BAMPFA. Her dissertation asks how contemporary,...   More >

The Demise of the Islamist Utopia: What's Next?

Lecture | October 10 | 6-7:30 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Hicham Alaoui, University of Oxford

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Islamist movements have dominated popular discussions of opposition and change within Arab politics for the past three decades. Uniquely positioned during the Arab Spring, some have since directly governed, while others have been co-opted or absorbed into existing political structures. Yet outside Tunisia, no Islamist group has been able to deliver upon its promise of political transformation....   More >

Microsoft Info-Session

Information Session | October 10 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

TBA

Toastmasters on Campus Club: Learn public speaking

Meeting | July 2, 2014 – December 26, 2018 every Wednesday | 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.

Ism, Ism, Ism: Recycled Film in Latin America

Film - Feature | October 10 | 7-8:15 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 BAMPFA

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

A 1960 Cuban newsreel (Number 49) shows triumphant supporters of the Revolution atop the former offices of Warner Brothers and United Artists on the island, smashing the signage of those Hollywood distributors with sledgehammers. Over the images of the large, illuminated letters falling one by one, an unseen narrator intones soberly: “for many years, North American films poisoned the screens of...   More >

A Fantastic Woman

Lecture | October 10 | 7-9 p.m. | Kroeber Hall, 160 (Location to be confirmed. Please check clas.berkeley.edu for details.)

 Center for Latin American Studies

Marina, a young transgender actress and singer in Chile, and Orlando, an older man who owns a printing company, are in love and planning for the future. After Orlando suddenly falls ill and dies, Marina is forced to confront his family and society, and to fight to show them who she is: a complex, strong, forthright, and fantastic woman.

Daniela Vega in "A Fantastic Woman." (Image courtesy of Sony Pictures Classic.)