<< Week of October 28 >>

Sunday, October 28, 2018

AIA Lecture - Murder in the Agora: Violent Death and Illicit Burial in Ancient Athens

Lecture | October 28 |  TBD

 Maria Liston, Department of Anthropology, University of Waterloo

 San Francisco Society of the Archaeological Institute of America

Violent crime and homicides are not a problem limited to the modern world alone, and the ancient city of Athens experienced similar events throughout antiquity. A recent study of all the human skeletons found in wells excavated by the American Excavations in the Athenian Agora has found that many of these individuals died violently. Some of the dead, including women and children, appear to be...   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 >

Barber Shop Chronicles: A Fuel, National Theatre, and West Yorkshire Playhouse Co-production

Performing Arts - Theater | October 28 | 3-5 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Fuel, National Theatre, and West Yorkshire Playhouse, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

Barber Shop Chronicles, created by Nigerian-born, UK-based poet and playwright Inua Ellams, explores the diversity of black male identity through the rituals and verbal banter of the urban barbershop. The cast riffs on topics both personal and political—from sports to race relations to views about fatherhood and masculinity—as we eavesdrop on conversations in six different barbershops in London,...   More >

$30-78 (prices subject to change)

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

Barber Shop Chronicles, A Fuel, National Theatre, and West Yorkshire Playhouse Co-production, runs Friday–Sunday, October 26–28, 2018 in Zellerbach Hall.

Monday, October 29, 2018

PF Lunch Seminar:

Seminar | October 29 | 12-2 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Charlotte Bartels, DIW Berlin; Timm Bönke, Freie University Berlin

 Robert D. Burch Center for Tax Policy and Public Finance

  RSVP online by October 25.

The Good Anthropocene: Terraforming Earth

Lecture | October 29 | 6:30-8 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Kim Stanley Robinson

 Arts + Design

Robinson reminds us that the Anthropocene is a name in a periodizing scheme, or in more than one periodizing scheme. He suggests that, to understand it more fully, we need first to discuss periodization itself. After that, Robinson considers whether it is possible to consider the conditions for creating a “good Anthropocene.

Kim Stanley Robinson is an American science fiction writer. He is...   More >

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Seminar 217, Risk Management:

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

 Speaker:

 Consortium for Data Analytics in Risk

Organic Syntheses Seminar

Seminar | October 30 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Nuno Maulide, Institute of Organic Chemistry, University of Vienna

 College of Chemistry

Positive Parenting (BEUHS332)

Workshop | October 30 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club

 Erica Reischer, Ph.D., Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Parent Coach

 Be Well at Work - Work/Life

Local psychologist, mom, and parent coach Dr. Erica Reischer leads this workshop for parents who want to learn proven parenting methods for shaping positive behavior and raising happy, secure and loving kids. More information about Dr. Reischer is available at www.DrEricaR.com.

Workshop topics include:
· The ABCs of positive parenting: Acceptance, Boundaries, Consistency
· 10 things great...   More >

  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.

Physical Chemistry Seminar

Seminar | October 30 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Physical Chem seminar speaker

 College of Chemistry

Seminar 221, Industrial Organization: ​"Topic Forthcoming"

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

 Hyo Kang, UC Berkeley

 Department of Economics

Wednesday, October 31, 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.

Tbd

Seminar | October 31 | 101 Barker Hall

 Jennifer Lewis, UC Berkeley

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

Our lab is interested in understanding how plants defend themselves against pathogens. We study the HopZ family of type III effector proteins from Pseudomonas syringae and the immune responses they elicit in plant hosts. We use many different techniques to investigate plant immunity, including genetics, molecular biology, biochemistry, cell biology, genomics, high-throughput screens, and...   More >

MVZ LUNCH SEMINAR - Speaker TBA: Tba

Seminar | October 31 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 VLSB, Grinnell-Miller Library

 TBA

 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 >

GDPR: Big Data, Big Responsibility

Lecture | October 31 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 202 South Hall

 Jeff Jonas

 Information, School of

The EUâs new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes big responsibilities for organizations.

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.

Thursday, November 1, 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 >

Seminar 251, Labor Seminar: Topic Forthcoming

Seminar | November 1 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Enrico Moretti, UCB

 Center for Labor Economics

Seminar 242, Econometrics: "tbd"

Seminar | November 1 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Michael Lechner, University of St. Gallen

 Department of Economics

The Clean Energy Transition in Bangladesh - Local and Global Impacts and Opportunities: The Chowdhury Center Distinguished Lecture for 2018 by Daniel M. Kammen

Lecture | November 1 | 5-7 p.m. |  TBD

 Daniel M. Kammen, Director of Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory (RAEL); Professor in the Energy and Resources Group (ERG); and Professor of Public Policy at the Goldman School of Public Policy

 The Subir & Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies, Institute for South Asia Studies

A lecture by Distinguished Professor of Energy in the Energy and Resources Group at the University of California, Berkeley and a former Science Envoy for the State Department, Prof. Daniel M. Kammen.

Pierre-Laurent Aimard and Tamara Stefanovich, pianos

Performing Arts - Music | November 1 | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Pierre-Laurent Aimard and Tamara Stefanovich, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

Program:
Bartók/Seven pieces from Mikrokosmos Ravel/Sites auriculaires
Harrison Birtwistle/Keyboard Engine, construction for two pianos (Cal Performances Co-commission)
Messiaen/Visions de l'Amen

$68-86 (prices subject to change)

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

Pianists Pierre-Laurent Aimard and Tamara Stefanovich perform Thursday, November 1, 2018 in Zellerbach Hall.

Friday, November 2, 2018

Dancing for Fun and Fitness (BEUHS605)

Workshop | November 2 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 251 Hearst Gymnasium

 Nadia Qabazard

 Be Well at Work - Wellness

Fit some fun and fitness into your day with these free, beginner dance classes. Zumba will be and Samba will be on and Polynesian/Hula will. No partner required. Comfortable clothing and athletic shoes recommended.

  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 >

Inorganic Chemistry Seminar

Seminar | November 2 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Inorganic Chem seminar speaker

 College of Chemistry

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Sick Plant Clinic

Special Event | February 4, 2017 – December 1, 2018 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 – 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 >

Jordi Savall: The Routes of Slavery (1444-1888)

Performing Arts - Music | November 3 | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Jordi Savall, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

Jordi Savall returns with The Routes of Slavery (1444-1888), which unites more than two dozen musicians from 15 countries on three continents in a reverent celebration of the influence of enslaved people on the culture of the Americas and Europe. Vocalists from Mali, Colombia, Catalonia, Madagascar, Morocco, Europe, Mexico, Brazil, and West Africa with historic readings intertwined throughout.

$56-96 (prices subject to change)

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

Jordi Savall performs The Routes of Slavery (1444-1888) Saturday, November 3, 2018 in Zellerbach Hall.

Exhibits and Ongoing Events

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.