<< Week of March 15 >>

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

African Film Festival 2019

Film - Series | March 2 – May 10, 2019 every day |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

March 2–May 10, 2019

This year’s edition of the African Film Festival highlights the best of both new African cinema and films of the black diaspora. We pay tribute to the great director Bill Gunn—also an actor, playwright, and novelist—with new restorations of two genre-benders, his radical horror film Ganja & Hess and his “meta–soap opera” Personal Problems. The latter was conceived by...   More >

Winter at the Hall

Special Event | December 21, 2018 – March 20, 2019 every day |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

This winter, visit the Hall for interactive exhibits, special hands-on activities, intriguing Planetarium shows, and more!

Through the Learner's Lens: A Student Learning Center Photo Contest

Miscellaneous | February 25 – March 22, 2019 every day |  César E. Chávez Student Center

 Student Learning Center

The UC Berkeley Student Learning Center is excited to invite submissions for our first ever photo contest! We’re calling on the creativity of our campus community to build a collection of images that showcase the diverse ways learning takes place in and through the Student Learning Center. We invite you to share moments in the learning process that excite you, challenge you, and encapsulate the...   More >

Workspace for Working on Your Human Subjects Protocol

Workshop | March 13 | 10-11 a.m. | 3401 Dwinelle Hall

 Emily Remirez, UC Berkeley Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

 UC Berkeley Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

Come work on your human subjects protocol in a space where others are doing the same, and one representative of the Haas Scholars or SURF program will be present to answer questions and guide you.

Civil and Environmental Engineering Department Seminar: Hyperlocal Air Pollution Mapping for a Planet of Cities

Seminar | March 13 | 10-11 a.m. | 542 Davis Hall

 Joshua Apte

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

Air pollution exposure is the leading environmental risk for premature death globally and a key cause of health disparities in U.S. cities. Future choices about energy and transportation will profoundly change the levels and spatial patterns of urban air pollution around us. Yet pervasive gaps in current environmental measurement infrastructure limit our understanding and predictive ability about...   More >

Faculty Candidate Seminar: De novo design of functional proteins

Seminar | March 13 | 10-11 a.m. | 775 Tan Hall

 Dr. Daniel Silva Manzano

 College of Chemistry

How to Prepare Human Subjects Protocols for Your Research Projects

Workshop | March 13 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 3401 Dwinelle Hall

 Emily Remirez, UC Berkeley Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

 UC Berkeley Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

If you missed the workshop given by the staff of the Office for the Protection of Human Subjects, or even if you were there, you may want to attend one of these workshops given by me -- Emily Remirez, Social Sciences and Humanities SURF Advisor. Note that they are timed to be very shortly after SURF and Haas Scholars human subjects selection, respectively.

I will go through, step by step, the...   More >

ICBS Seminar

Seminar | March 13 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | Berkeley Way West, 2121 Berkeley Way, Room 1217

 Steve Piantadosi, Dept of Psychology; Terry Deacon, Dept of Anthropology

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Number learning in the Bolivian Amazon, Steve Piantadosi

Patterns of early embryonic brain development in mammals, Terry Deacon

Noon Concert: Gospel Choir

Performing Arts - Music | March 13 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

D. Mark Wilson, director

Commencing its 67th 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. Traditionally on Wednesdays and Fridays, each concert begins promptly at 12:15 and ends by 1pm.

Determinants of Parental Leave-Taking: A Quasi-Experimental Study of San Francisco’s Paid Parental Leave Ordinance: A Brown Bag Talk

Colloquium | March 13 | 12-1 p.m. | 2232 Piedmont, Seminar Room

 Will Dow, Professor, Health Policy Management, 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.

Townsend Center's Berkeley Book Chat with Anthony Long: How to Be Free: An Ancient Guide to the Stoic Life

Lecture | March 13 | 12-1 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall

 Townsend Center for the Humanities

Born a slave, the ancient Roman Stoic philosopher Epictetus taught that mental freedom is supreme, since it can liberate one anywhere, even in a prison. Long presents a new edition of Epictetus’s famed handbook on Stoicism.

A Field of Autocratic Temptation: European Soccer and its Actors

Lecture | March 13 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Timm Beichelt, European University Viadrina, Frankfurt (Oder)

 Institute of European Studies

While soccer officials often insist that sports and politics belong to different spheres, the opposite seems to be true. With frames like “success”, “unlimited competition”, and “team loyalty”, soccer heavily influences the pre-political sphere in European states. In the field of soccer, basic dispositions with regard to the legitimacy of an economized life and the definition of local or...   More >

Timm Beichelt

CITRIS Research Exchange with Yana Feldman

Conference/Symposium | March 13 | 12-1 p.m. | 310 Sutardja Dai Hall

 CITRIS and the Banatao Institute

About the speaker:

Yana is a specialist in open source information collection and analysis, including multilingual searching and processing of information, analytical tools and methodologies, and all-source information analysis, with an extensive knowledge of international safeguards and the nuclear fuel cycle. Her education and professional background is in nuclear nonproliferation and arms...   More >

Engineering Cells and Microsystems to Study Mechanobiology

Seminar | March 13 | 12-1 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Beth Pruitt, University of California, Santa Barbara

 Bioengineering (BioE)

Living organisms generate and respond to mechanical forces and these forces are sensed and
created by specialized cells in the body. Force generation and sensing, or more broadly the
mechanobiology coupling tissue (cell) mechanics and biology, are essential in normal development,
wound healing, and tissue homeostasis. Our mechanical senses of hearing and touch allow us to
navigate our...   More >

Continuity and Change in Landscape Use: Examples from Iwate, Northern Japan

Lecture | March 13 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Junko Habu, Anthropology, UC Berkeley

 Archaeological Research Facility

How to Prepare Human Subjects Protocols for Your Research Projects

Workshop | March 13 | 12-1 p.m. | 14 Durant Hall

 Leah Carroll, UC Berkeley Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

 UC Berkeley Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

If you missed the workshop given by the staff of the Office for the Protection of Human Subjects, or even if you were there, you may want to attend one of these workshops given by me -- Leah Carroll, Haas Scholars Program Manager and Advisor. Note that they are timed to be very shortly after SURF and Haas Scholars human subjects selection, respectively.

I will go through, step by step, the...   More >

MVZ LUNCH SEMINAR - John McCormack: Museum genomics and the mysteries of the world's largest Mexican bird collection

Seminar | March 13 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 VLSB, Grinnell-Miller Library

 John McCormack

 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 >

Plant and Microbial Biology Seminar: A molecular circuit for information processing in plant growth regulation

Seminar | March 13 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall

 Zhiyong Wang

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

Zhiyong Wang's lab at Carnegie Institution for Science focuses on elucidating the signaling mechanisms underlying growth regulation and environmental adaptation. Wang is the acting director of the Department of Plant Biology. Wang received his B.S. in plant physiology from Lanzhou University, China, his M.S. from the Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, and his Ph. D. in molecular,...   More >

Be Well at Work: Using Your Smart Phone to Care for Seniors

Workshop | March 13 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. |  Tang Center, University Health Services

 Susan Hamilton

 Human Resources

Learn of the latest apps, tools, wearables and technology available to care for someone you love with dignity. Ideas will include communicating with siblings near and far, home safety and content from trusted resources. Bio: Susan Hamilton is an entrepreneur and business executive with 25 years of experience in management and development. After not finding the support she needed caring for her...   More >

When Mattering (really) Matters: A Developmental Science Perspective on Social Value Sensitivity in Adolescence

Colloquium | March 13 | 12:10-1:15 p.m. | 1104 Berkeley Way West

 Ron Dahl, Professor, UC Berkeley School of Public Health

 Institute of Personality and Social Research

Adolescence is a dynamic maturational period when social learning experiences can have a large impact on life course development. This presentation will describe a trans-disciplinary developmental science perspective on adolescence—as a dynamic period of learning and adaptation that involves multiple levels of interacting change. This includes the biological changes of puberty (e.g. rapid...   More >

Using Your Smart Phone to Care for Seniors (BEUHS182)

Workshop | March 13 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

 Susan Hamilton

 Elder Care Program

Learn of the latest apps, tools, wearables, and technology available to care for someone you love with dignity. Ideas will include communicating with siblings near and far, home safety and content from trusted resources.

Bio: Susan Hamilton is an entrepreneur and business executive with 25 years of experience in management and development. After not finding the support she needed caring for...   More >

Guided Tours: Hans Hofmann

Tour/Open House | March 13 | 12:15 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Explore Hans Hofmann’s dynamic and influential work with guided tours on selected Wednesdays, Sundays, and Free First Thursdays.

Virtuous Vulgarity: Material Cultures of Porn and Pedagogy in Dakar, Sengal

Colloquium | March 13 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Juliana Friend, PhD Candidate, Dept of Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley

 Center for African Studies

In sex education circles, young people often affirmed: “There is no pornography ‘made in Senegal.’” Senegal, they explained, is a country of sutura. This claim invokes the Wolof value of discretion or modesty. In historically persistent yet contingent ways, the ethics of sutura have predicated a person’s honor and, co-constitutively, their legible gender identity on proper management of...   More >

CANCELLED: Mehnaz Afridi "The Role of Muslims in the Holocaust"

Lecture | March 13 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Dr. Mehnaz Afridi, Manhattan College

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Unfortunately, this event has been canceled due to unforeseen circumstances.

Workspace for Working on Your Human Subjects Protocol

Workshop | March 13 | 1-2 p.m. | 14 Durant Hall

 Leah Carroll, UC Berkeley Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

 UC Berkeley Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

Come work on your human subjects protocol in a space where others are doing the same, and one representative of the Haas Scholars or SURF program will be present to answer questions and guide you.

Harmonic Analysis Seminar: On the Fourier restriction inequality in $\mathbb R^3$

Seminar | March 13 | 1:10-2 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

 Kevin O'Neill, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

This is a continuation of an ongoing discussion of Guth's Fourier restriction inequality, based on the method of polynomial partitioning. This week's talk focuses on the bilinear term that arises in controlling the contribution of tubes that are roughly tangential to cell walls. The concept of broad points finally pays its dividend.

Microsoft Excel Query Editor: Betec025

Workshop | March 13 | 1:30-4 p.m. | 28 University Hall

 Keith Samsell

 Human Resources

This course focuses on the utilization of the embedded Microsoft Excel Query Editor to connect to multiple data sources in order to extract, manipulate, or compare datasets. Query results are loaded to the host Excel application to leverage other business intelligence features.

Learning Objectives
• Identify the elements of the Microsoft Excel Query Editor.
• Connect the Query Editor to...   More >

Bay Area Microlocal Analysis Seminar: Analytic aspects of Kapustin–Witten theory

Seminar | March 13 | 2-3 p.m. | 384H Stanford

  Building 380, Stanford, CA 94305

 Rafe Mazzeo, Stanford

 Department of Mathematics

Kapustin and Witten introduced a new set of gauge-theoretic equations, which were later proposed by Gaiotto and Witten as a tool to access some old and new manifold invariants. I will describe recent progress on the analytic foundations of this subject. Joint work with Witten and with S. He.

Topology Seminar (Introductory Talk): The evasion path problem and zig-zag persistent homology

Seminar | March 13 | 2:10-3 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Benjamin Filippenko, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

The evasion path problem asks: Given a finite collection of sensors continuously moving in a bounded domain in \(\mathbb R^n\) for a finite length of time, such that each sensor can detect the presence of objects in a ball of fixed radius around itself, when can an intruder in the domain avoid being detected for the full length of time? The continuous path that such an intruder takes is called an...   More >

Deformation Theory Seminar: Deformation theory and Lie algebras in characteristic $p$

Seminar | March 13 | 2:30-3:50 p.m. | Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, Baker Room

 Lukas Brantner, Oxford/MSRI

 Department of Mathematics

We will discuss the notion of partitioned Lie algebras, which gives the characteristic $p$ notion of a Lie algebra that is suited to formal deformation theory.

Weekly Coffee Break

Social Event | January 23 – May 1, 2019 every Wednesday with exceptions | 3-4 p.m. | Cafe International House

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Berkeley International Office's 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...   More >

International Student Drop-In Career Advising

Meeting | January 23 – May 1, 2019 every Wednesday with exceptions | 3-5 p.m. | Career Center (2440 Bancroft Way), 3rd Floor

 Career Center

Students sign up on site for a 15-minute appointment. First come, first served.

These drop-in appointments can be helpful for your quick questions on the following topics:

-Resume/Cover Letter Critique
-Job or Internship Search
-Networking
-Career Fair Preparation
-Interview Preparation
-Graduate/Professional Program Application
-Others

Correlation Length in the Near-Critical Planar Ising Model

Seminar | March 13 | 3-4 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Charles Newman, Courant Institute, NYU

 Department of Statistics

I will discuss joint work with Federico Camia and Jianping
Jiang (arXiv:1707.02668) which proves exponential decay of correlations
for the generalized random field that is the scaling limit of the
near-critical (i.e., with small magnetic field at the critical
temperature) two-dimensional Ising model. The proof involves
both lattice and continuum FK (Fortuin-Kasteleyn) representations
of the...   More >

After Life

Film - Feature | March 13 | 3:10 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

An original, humorous, and inspired meditation on life, memory, and happiness. Here, passage into the afterlife begins at a combination guidance school and movie set. As soon as a new group arrives, they are assigned counselors who help them choose one special memory to cherish for eternity. The memory, once picked, will be re-created by the staff, then captured on film for the dead to take into...   More >

Self-fulfilling Prophecies in Schooling: Wherein Lies their Power

Lecture | March 13 | 3:15 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room

 Rhona Weinstein, PH.D., Professor Emrtita, UC Berkeley, Department of Psychology

 Department of Psychology

In this talk, I reflect on a career-long journey as a community psychologist, investigating the dynamics of how beliefs about ability can become self-fulfilling prophecies in educational settings. Such expectancy effects either foster growth or constrain it. From descriptive to intervention research (untracking a high school, new school design, and policy), I explore these discoveries in...   More >

Bay Area Microlocal Analysis Seminar: Nonlinear detection of connections

Seminar | March 13 | 3:20-4:20 p.m. | 384H Stanford

  Building 380, Stanford, CA 94305

 Gabriel Paternain, University of Cambridge

 Department of Mathematics

I will discuss the geometric inverse problem of recovering a connection from the parallel transport along geodesics of a compact Riemannian manifold with strictly convex boundary or along light rays in Minkowski space. This problem is motivated by other geometric inverse problems and is tackled with a range of techniques including energy estimates, regularity results for the transport equation...   More >

Dr. Elizabeth Hoover: "From Garden Warriors to Good Seeds: Defining and Enacting Food Sovereignty in Native American Communities"

Seminar | March 13 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 132 Mulford Hall

 Dr. Elizabeth Hoover

 Dept. of Environmental Science, Policy, and Mgmt. (ESPM)

Manning Assistant Professor of American Studies at Brown University, Dr. Elizabeth Hoover, will present a research seminar.

Abstract: This talk explores how food sovereignty as a concept and method is being described, defined, and enacted by Native American farmers and gardeners across the US, and how these definitions are being operationalized in the broader goals of promoting community...   More >

Number Theory Seminar: Absolute Hodge cycles on abelian varieties of CM-type I

Seminar | March 13 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Alex Carney, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Impact of atomic structure and dynamics on solar cell performance of metal halide perovskite thin films

Colloquium | March 13 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall

 Joshua Choi, Professor, University of Virginia

 Department of Chemical Engineering

Metal halide perovskites (MHPs) are revolutionizing the solar cell research field - the record power conversion efficiency of MHPs based solar cells has reached 23%, which rivals that of silicon solar cells. What is particularly exciting about MHPs is that they can be manufactured into solar cell devices at low-cost using low temperature solution processing. Based on these attributes, MHPs have...   More >

Lives, Not Metadata: Possibilities and Limits of Mapping Violence

Colloquium | March 13 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 2538 Channing (Inst. for the Study of Societal Issues), Wildavsky Conference Room

 Monica Muñoz Martinez, Andrew Carnegie Fellow and the Stanley J. Bernstein Assistant Professor of American Studies and Ethnic Studies, Brown University

 Institute for the Study of Societal Issues

This talk will be based on a digital research project, Mapping Violence, for which Dr. Martinez is the primary investigator. The project takes the shape of a digital archive that documents cases of racial violence in Texas from 1900 to 1930. The research is stored in a database and will be displayed as an interactive map that recovers lost and obscured histories of racial violence. The project’s...   More >

A Tribute to Political Activist Marielle Franco

Lecture | March 13 | 4-6 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Tiana Paschel, UC Berkeley; Cidinha da Silva

 Department of History, Department of Spanish & Portuguese, Center for Latin American Studies, Center for the Study of Sexual Culture

A tribute to Marielle Franco, Brazilian politician and human rights activist.

More Data, More Problems: What Society Needs from the Statistical and Data Sciences

Seminar | March 13 | 4-5 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Brent Durbin, Smith College

 Department of Statistics

Despite more than 20 years of increasing reliance on data-intensive digital tools for commerce, governance, and social interaction, society has been slow to respond to both the promise and the perils of the phenomenon we now call Big Data. This lack of adaptation to new ways of collecting, storing, and analyzing data has been especially apparent within universities and the public sector, both of...   More >

Design and Verification of Resilient Cyber-Physical Systems: A Satisfiability Modulo Convex Programming Approach

Seminar | March 13 | 4-5 p.m. | Cory Hall, DOP Center Conference Room (540A/B)

 Yasser Shoukry, Assistant Professor, University of Maryland, College Park

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

I will argue that several problems that arise in different CPS problems (including security, high-assurance, verification) have something in common. Regardless of their heterogeneous nature, they can be formulated as a feasibility problem for a type of formula we call as monotone Satisfiability Modulo Convex programming (or SMC for short).

IRLE Speaker Series: Laura Lopez-Sanders

Presentation | March 13 | 4-6 p.m. | 2521 Channing Way (Inst. for Res. on Labor & Employment), IRLE Director’s Room

 Laura Lopez-Sanders, UNC Chapel Hill

 Institute of Research on Labor & Employment

Chern Lectures: Extension, discretization, and quantitative differentiation

Lecture | March 13 | 4:10-5 p.m. | Simons Institute, Auditorium,

 Assaf Naor, Princeton University

 Department of Mathematics

We will discuss questions about the relation between discrete phenomena and their continuous counterparts. This relates to extension of partially defined functions, Bourgain’s work on discretization and almost extension for a quantitative version of Ribe’s rigidity theorem, and differentiation questions that are well understood as infinitesimal phenomena but their macroscopic counterparts...   More >

Topology Seminar (Main Talk): Connected components of the space of evasion paths

Seminar | March 13 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 3 Evans Hall

 Benjamin Filippenko, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

In the introductory talk, we discussed results on the evasion path problem for sensors wandering in a bounded domain in \(\mathbb R^n\). In the case of planar domains (\(n = 2\)), Adams and Carlsson provide a computable algorithm that determines the existence of an evasion path based on the time-varying alpha complex and the time-varying cyclic ordering on the set of sensors in the plane...   More >

San Francisco World History Reading Group: Secondhand Time: The Last of the Soviets by Svetlana Alexievich

Meeting | March 13 | 5-7 p.m. |  Civic Center Secondary School

 727 Golden Gate Ave, San Francisco, CA

 ORIAS (Office of Resources for International and Area Studies)

Teachers in ORIAS World History Reading Groups read one book each month within a global studies theme. Participants meet monthly to eat and spend two hours in collegial conversation. It is a relaxing, intellectually rich atmosphere for both new and experienced teachers.

 This event is for k-14 teachers.

  Register online or or by emailing Shane Carter at orias@berkeley.edu

Linguistic Anthropology and Literary and Cultural Studies: A Mellon Foundation Sawyer Seminar: Session 5: Sexuality

Conference/Symposium | March 13 – 14, 2019 every day | 5-7 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Rusty Barrett, University of Kentucky; Howard Fisher, UC Berkeley; Roshanak Kheshti, UC San Diego; Michael Lucey, UC Berkeley; Damon Young, UC Berkeley; Don Kulick, Uppsala University

 Department of Comparative Literature, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

This is the fifth of seven two-day meetings of a Mellon Foundation Sawyer Seminar taking 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.

Calculation and Cosmography: Formal Continuities in Buddhist Art along the Gansu Corridor, from Dunhuang to Labrang Monastery

Lecture | March 13 | 5-7 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Jon Soriano, UC Berkeley

 Tang Center for Silk Road Studies

While the art history of the overland silk road seems distinguished by its continual flux, as disparate visual regimes flowed in and out over the centuries, the art in question is also marked by strong formal continuities specific to its regions, as well as certain adaptations to global paradigms. This talk adopts Kublerian concepts of 'shape' and 'sequence' to identify a formal series...   More >

What’s Theology Got to Do with It? An Eighteenth-Century Chinese Emperor Debating Religions and Christianity

Lecture | March 13 | 5-7 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 Eugenio Menegon, Associate Professor of Chinese History, Boston University; Collaborative Scholar, Institute for Advanced Jesuit Studies, Boston College

 Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion

In his Lettres chinoises, indiennes et tartares, Voltaire republished “a note by the good Kangxi Emperor to the Peking Jesuits” as follows: “The emperor is surprised to see you so stubborn in your ideas. Why would you worry so much about a world where you have not been yet? Enjoy the present. Your God must be pained by your preoccupations...   More >

Swahili Table

Social Event | January 23 – May 8, 2019 every Wednesday | 5:30-6:30 p.m. |  Jupiter Taproom

 2181 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Elizabeth Resor

 Center for African Studies

Every Wednesdays speak Swahili with your fellow Swahili students and enthusiasts over a drink at Jupiter Taproom. This is an informal gathering to connect with other Swahili speakers on campus and in Berkeley. Each person will support their own beverage purchases, but we will provide the good company (don't worry- beverage/food purchases are NOT required). And of course, Swahili speaking...   More >

Accel Partners Info-Session

Information Session | March 13 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, 310 Banatao Auditorium

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Please come out to the Wozniak Lounge to learn about an exclusive partnership between Accel Partners and EECS Berkeley: The Accel Fellows Program. It will be the leading program of its type, providing unparalleled opportunities for students to grow and develop in unique ways by bridging technology, business, academics and real world experiences. The program is designed to create opportunities for...   More >

2019 Oppenheimer Lecture: Teaching for Learning: What I have learned from learning research

Lecture | March 13 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium

 Helen R. Quinn, Professor Emeritus, SLAC

 Department of Physics

I will talk about the ideas and research base underlying the "Framework for k-12 Science Education" and the vision for "three-dimensional learning" as defined by that document.

Helen R. Quinn

To the Academy: A Lecture-Demonstration by Third Space Performance Lab

Performing Arts - Theater | March 13 | 5:30-7 p.m. |  Bancroft Studio (2401 Bancroft)

 Shanti Pillai; Marc Gomes, Third Space Performance Lab

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies, Asian American Studies, Institute for South Asia Studies, Institute of International Studies Faculty Working Group on Gender and the Transpacific, Department of Gender and Women's Studies, Center for Race and Gender, Department of History of Art, Townsend Center for the Humanities

Two performers of unusual talents rehearse how they will delight and confound a group of earnest scholars. Intent on conjuring the colonial object of inquiry who refuses to cooperate and the privileged angst of the postcolonial, diasporic intellectual, the performers grapple—literally—with the gendered, raced, and sexual assumptions that construct knowledge. Multiple performance codes intersect...   More >

EECS Women's History Month: Ice Cream Social

Social Event | March 13 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Toastmasters on Campus Club: Learn public speaking

Meeting | January 14, 2015 – December 18, 2019 every Wednesday | 6:15-7:30 p.m. | 3111 Etcheverry Hall

 Toastmasters on Campus

Toastmasters has been the world leader in teaching public speaking since 1924. Meetings are an enjoyable self-paced course designed to get you up and running as a speaker in only a few months.

The Holloway Series in Poetry Presents Aditi Machado

Reading - Literary | March 13 | 6:30 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, 315, Maude Fife room

 Aditi Machado

 Lindsay Choi

 Department of English, The Holloway Series in Poetry

The Holloway Series in Poetry presents a reading by Aditi Machado, with an introductory reading by Lindsay Choi.

Cine Latino: Birds of Passage

Film - Feature | March 13 | 7 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Center for Latin American Studies

A sprawling epic about the erosion of tradition in pursuit of material wealth, Birds of Passage is a visually striking exploration of loyalty, greed, and the voracious nature of change. 125 minutes. In Wayúu and Spanish with English subtitles.

Yours in Sisterhood

Film - Documentary | March 13 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

The women wrote their letters to Ms. magazine and signed them, as good feminists did, “In sisterhood.” Most were never published. Forty years later, award-winning filmmaker and media archeologist Irene Lusztig traveled around the United States, to the towns where the letters had been written, and asked local women to re-embody the letter-writers’ voices and read aloud these deepest secrets,...   More >

How We Lived: the Houshamadyan Project

Lecture | March 13 | 7:30-9 p.m. | St. Vartan Church, John Marukian Hall

 650 Spruce Street, Oakland, CA 94610

 Vahe Tachjian, Chief Editor of the Berlin-based Houshamdyan website, Houshamdyan

 Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES), Armenian Studies Program

Houshamadyan was born from this simple and powerful idea: we should bring back to life the cities, towns, and villages in which Armenians lived in the Ottoman Empire by reconstructing our inheritance – the rich memory of the lives of our ancestors. Houshamadyan is a non-profit organization founded in Berlin in 2010. The website www.houshamadyan.org appears in three languages: Armenian, English,...   More >

Mario Savio Memorial Lecture and Young Activist Award: Free Speech in Angry Times

Lecture | March 13 | 8-10 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Pauley Ballroom

 Robert Reich, Chancellor's Professor of Public Policy, UC Berkeley

 March for Our Lives

 College of Letters & Science, Goldman School of Public Policy, Library

The Mario Savio Memorial Lecture and Young Activist Award are presented annually to honor the memory of Mario Savio (1942-1996), a spokesperson for Berkeley's Free Speech Movement of 1964, and the spirit of moral courage and vision which he and countless other activists of his generation exemplified; to promote the ideas and values he struggled to advance throughout his life; and to recognize and...   More >

 Free admission. Open to the public; first come, first served.

Professor Robert Reich

Cal Big Give: Help I-House get 150 gifts and a $3K match: Share the I-House love!

Special Event | March 13 – 14, 2019 every day | 9 p.m. |  International House

 International House

I-House will be participating in UC Berkeley's Big Give, a 24-hour online fundraising blitz on March 14th. If we meet our goal of 150 gifts, I-House will receive an additional $3,000, thanks to a few generous donors. All gifts, regardless of size, make a bigger impact! This support enables us to expand our programs and provide financial aid so others can be a part of the I-House experience....   More >

Help I-House get 150 gifts and a $3K match! Learn more at ihouse.berkeley.edu/biggive

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Winter at the Hall

Special Event | December 21, 2018 – March 20, 2019 every day |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

This winter, visit the Hall for interactive exhibits, special hands-on activities, intriguing Planetarium shows, and more!

African Film Festival 2019

Film - Series | March 2 – May 10, 2019 every day |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

March 2–May 10, 2019

This year’s edition of the African Film Festival highlights the best of both new African cinema and films of the black diaspora. We pay tribute to the great director Bill Gunn—also an actor, playwright, and novelist—with new restorations of two genre-benders, his radical horror film Ganja & Hess and his “meta–soap opera” Personal Problems. The latter was conceived by...   More >

Through the Learner's Lens: A Student Learning Center Photo Contest

Miscellaneous | February 25 – March 22, 2019 every day |  César E. Chávez Student Center

 Student Learning Center

The UC Berkeley Student Learning Center is excited to invite submissions for our first ever photo contest! We’re calling on the creativity of our campus community to build a collection of images that showcase the diverse ways learning takes place in and through the Student Learning Center. We invite you to share moments in the learning process that excite you, challenge you, and encapsulate the...   More >

Study Abroad Office Hours at Educational Opportunity Program

Information Session | February 14 – May 9, 2019 every Thursday with exceptions | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | César E. Chávez Student Center, Educational Opportunity Program- MLK BNorth CE3

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Interested in studying abroad? A Berkeley Study Abroad Peer Adviser will hold office hours at Educational Opportunity Program on Thursdays from 10 am-noon this spring to answer questions about program options, scholarships, how to apply and additional services offered!

Sign-up on http://tinyurl.com/eopstudyabroad.

Applied Math Seminar: Taking Mathematics to Heart

Seminar | March 14 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 3110 Etcheverry Hall

 Alfio Quarteroni, EPFL

 Department of Mathematics

In this presentation I will highlight the interplay between data science and computational science to efficiently solve real life large scale problems . The leading application that I will address is the numerical simulation of the heart function. The motivation behind this interest is that cardiovascular diseases unfortunately represent one of the leading causes of death in Western Countries....   More >

Workspace for Working on Your Human Subjects Protocol

Workshop | March 14 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | 120 Durant Hall

 Emily Remirez, UC Berkeley Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

 UC Berkeley Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

Come work on your human subjects protocol in a space where others are doing the same, and one representative of the Haas Scholars or SURF program will be present to answer questions and guide you.

Econ 235, Financial Economics Seminar: Internal Capital Markets and Product Pricing: Evidence from Weather and Life Insurance Premiums

Seminar | March 14 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | C330 Haas School of Business

 Shan Ge, NYU Stern

 Department of Economics

Joint with Haas Finance Seminar

Mindful Awareness Guided Meditation

Miscellaneous | February 21 – May 2, 2019 every Thursday | 12-1 p.m. | 5400 Berkeley Way West

 Jeffrey Oxendine

 Institute of Personality and Social Research

Focus the mind. Foster creativity, resilience, and well-being. These meetings are free and open to faculty, staff, and students. You are invited to drop in at noon any Thursday.

Certificate Program in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Online Information Session

Information Session | March 14 | 12-12:30 p.m. |  Online

 UC Berkeley Extension

Learn how UC Berkeley Extension’s professional certificate can prepare you for diverse job opportunities—in teaching, business, publishing, travel and more—both in the United States and around the world.

  Make reservations online

Yanbo Li: Surfing in Globalization: The Misplaced Urban Reaction and Community-Based Resilience in Shanghai

Lecture | March 14 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 170 Wurster Hall

 Global Urban Humanities

Globalization is a universal context nowadays though which is not a new concept. China used to be an essential participant and even positive advocator among the earlier rounds of it. But in modern times, China became a passive follower in the globalization tides. For each time the country was trying to adapt itself to the outside world, a specific reaction could be seen. However, it is not an...   More >

Making Dreamer: An Oratorio of Immigration with Nilo Cruz

Lecture | March 14 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Osher Theater

 Nilo Cruz

 Arts + Design

Composer Jimmy López and playwright Nilo Cruz collaborate on a new oratorio for orchestra, chorus, and soprano, entitled Dreamer. Performed with the LA Philharmonic. The piece will explore the US immigrant experience, in particular that of Dreamers—undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States as children—and what it means for cities to provide sanctuary from prosecution and...   More >

Making Dreamers: An Oratorio of Immigration with Jimmy López

Performing Arts - Other | March 14 | 12 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Composer Jimmy López discusses Dreamers, an oratorio for orchestra, chorus, and soprano, created in collaboration with playwright Nilo Cruz. The piece explores the US immigrant experience, in particular that of Dreamers—undocumented immigrants who were brought to the United States as children—and what it means for cities to provide sanctuary from prosecution and deportation. Performed by the...   More >

Ecotherapy: Healing Through Nature (BEUHS060)

Workshop | March 14 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. |  Faculty Glade

 Emily Pellegrino, ASW

 Employee Assistance Program

The connection between the environment and our health and well-being cannot be understated. Ecotherapy is a way to bring the healing qualities of nature into your life and center yourself in this often rushed world and modern age of technology. Join us for this workshop with psychotherapist, Emily Pellegrino, to learn and practice a few ways to disconnect from an often overwhelming life and...   More >

Be Well at Work: Ecotherapy: Healing Through Nature

Workshop | March 14 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. |  Faculty Glade

 Emily Pellegrino

 Human Resources

The connection between the environment and our health and well-being cannot be understated. Ecotherapy is a way to bring the healing qualities of nature into your life and center yourself in this often rushed world and modern age of technology. Join us for this workshop with psychotherapist, Emily Pellegrino, to learn and practice a few ways to disconnect from an often overwhelming life and...   More >

How to Challenge Scandinavian Colonial Amnesia

Lecture | March 14 | 12:45-2 p.m. | 308 A Doe Library

 Elizabeth Hunter, African American Studies & African Diaspora Studies, UC Berkeley

 Leigh Raiford, African American Studies & African Diaspora Studies, UC Berkeley

 Jeannette Ehlers

 Institute of European Studies, Nordic Studies Program, Department of African American Studies

Visual artist Jeannette Ehlers discusses artistic strategies of resistance to coloniality with Professor Leigh Raiford and Elizabeth Hunter (African Diaspora Studies, UC Berkeley), focusing on counter-narratives to the Eurocentric writing of History.

Jeannette Ehlers is a Copenhagen-based artist of Danish and Trinidadian descent whose practice takes shape experimentally across photography, ...   More >

Jeannette Ehlers

Librarian Office Hours at the SPH DREAM Office

Miscellaneous | February 7 – May 2, 2019 every Thursday | 1-3 p.m. | Berkeley Way West, 2220 (DREAM Office)

 Michael Sholinbeck

 Library

Drop by during office hours if you need help with your literature reviews; setting up searches in PubMed, Embase, and other databases; using EndNote, RefWorks, or other citation management software; finding statistics or data; and answering any other questions you may have.
NOTE: On Feb. 14: 2:15-3pm only

AppNet Meeting

Meeting | November 8, 2018 – May 9, 2019 the second Thursday of the month every other month | 1-2 p.m. | 212 Cory Hall

 AppNet

AppNet is a platform-agnostic community of practice for application programmers at UC Berkeley.

For the 2018-19 academic year, AppNet is holding informal meetings to just "talk shop", without scheduled speakers or agenda.
These meetings are held bimonthly on the second Thursday of every other month, from 1 to 2 pm, in 212 Cory Hall. Come join us!

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 3 – December 29, 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 plants from around the world, learn about the vast diversity in the collection, and see what is currently in bloom. Meet at the Entry Plaza.

Free with Garden admission. Advanced registration not required

11th Annual BCLT Privacy Lecture

Conference/Symposium | March 14 | 3-6:30 p.m. |  International House

 Berkeley Center for Law & Technology (BCLT)

Professor Shoshana Zuboff, author of The Age of Surveillance Capitalism (January 2019), joined the Harvard Business School faculty in 1981. One of the first tenured women at the school, she was the Charles Edward Wilson Professor of Business Administration. Her career has been devoted to the study of the rise of the digital, its individual, organizational, and social consequences, and its...   More >

BIDS Data Science Lecture: The statistical mechanics of big data

Lecture | March 14 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 190 Doe Library

 John Harte, Professor, Energy & Resources Group, UC Berkeley

 Berkeley Institute for Data Science

Constrained maximization of information entropy yields least biased probability distributions and provides a framework for construction of complex systems theory. From physics to

Maps and More: 150 Years of Mapping the Grand Canyon

Tour/Open House | March 14 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 50 McCone Hall

 Library

Maps and More is a map themed show-and-tell held at the Earth Sciences and Map Library. This month we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Grand Canyon's designation as a National Park and the 150th anniversary of the Powell expedition.

Decolonizing World History

Lecture | March 14 | 3:30-5 p.m. |  The Shorb House

 2547 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA 94601

 DR. ENRIQUE DUSSEL, National Autonomous University of Mexico

 The Latinx Research Center, Chicana Studies Program

Join the Latinx Research Center and the Chicana/o Studies Program in hosting two historical events with a major Latin American and Third World intellectual. Dr. Enrique Dussel is an early critic of Eurocentric philosophy produced in the West and has become an invaluable archive to intellectuals of the global  "south," and people of color throughout the United States.

Throughout his career,...   More >

  RSVP online by March 13.

World-renowned decolonialist and a founder of Liberation Philosophy,Dr. Dussel visits us from UNAM in Mexico!

Computational wireless sensing at scale

Seminar | March 14 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | Cory Hall, Hogan Room (521)

 Rajalakshmi Nandakumar, University of Washington

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Computational wireless sensing is an exciting field of research where we use wireless signals from everyday computing devices to enable sensing. In this talk, I will show how to enable computational wireless sensing at scale by leveraging ubiquitous hardware such as smartphones.

The Life and Times of a Gay Brazilian Revolutionary

Lecture | March 14 | 4-6 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 James N. Green, Carlos Manuel de Céspedes Professor of Latin American History, Brown University

 Department of History, Department of Spanish & Portuguese, Center for Latin American Studies, Center for the Study of Sexual Culture

Celebrating Black Girls in Libertaory Spaces

Lecture | March 14 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 691 Barrows Hall

 Center for Race and Gender

Ree Botts, PhD Candidate in African American Studies

Kenly Brown, PhD Candidate in African American Studies

Derrika Hunt, PhD Candidate in School of Education, Graduate Student Wellness Project Director for the Graduate Assembly

Tiffani Johnson, PhD candidate of Education, Social & Cultural Studies

Shelby Mack, BA Candidate in American Studies

Exhibit Premiere: Pleasure, Poison, Prescription, Prayer: The Worlds of Mind-Altering Substances

Lecture | March 14 | 4-6 p.m. |  Hearst Museum of Anthropology

 Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

Please join us for the opening reception of Pleasure, Poison, Prescription, Prayer: The Worlds of Mind-Altering Substances, a timely exhibit exploring the complex social and economic dynamics behind ten mind-altering drugs.

  RSVP online

A Client-Centric Approach to Transactional Datastores

Seminar | March 14 | 4-5 p.m. | 306 Soda Hall

 Natacha Crooks, Graduate Student, University of Texas at Austin

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

This talk summarizes my efforts to improve the performance, the semantics and the security of transactional cloud storage systems. It centers around a simple idea: defining consistency guarantees from the perspective of the applications that observe these guarantees, rather than from the perspective of the systems that implement them.

Performance Studies Graduate Speaker Series | Affective Publics: News Storytelling, Sentiment and Technology

Lecture | March 14 | 4-5 p.m. | 44B Dwinelle Hall

 Zizi Papacharissi, Professor and Head of the Communication Department, Professor of Political Science, University of Illinois-Chicago

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

Zizi Papacharissi is Professor and Head of the Communication Department, Professor of Political Science at the University of Illinois-Chicago, and University Scholar at the University of Illinois System. Her work focuses on the social and political consequences of online media. She has published nine books, over 70 journal articles and book chapters, and serves on the editorial board of fifteen...   More >

Zizi Papacharissi

Michael Maurice O’Shaughnessy (1864-1934): Engineering the Promised Land

Film - Documentary | March 14 | 4-6 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Library

 Bancroft Library

Join us in the Morrison Library for a screening of a mini-documentary on San Francisco City Engineer Michael Maurice O'Shaughnessy, with introductions from Dr. Gray Brechin, historical geographer and visiting scholar in UC Berkeley’s Department of Geography and author of Imperial San Francisco; Dr. Jamie Goggins, Chartered Engineer and senior lecturer in the School of Engineering at...   More >

Picturing Identities and Ideologies in Modern Korea: Transnational Perspectives for Visual Culture

Conference/Symposium | March 14 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Institute | Note change in time

 Youngna Kim, Professor Emerita, Seoul National University; Julia F. Andrews, Distinguished University Professor, Ohio State University

 Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Center for Korean Studies (CKS)

NOTE: Start time has changed! The event will now start at 4:00 PM.

In recent years, scholars have noted a few topics of visual culture commonly found in East Asia at the turn of the 20th century. At this time, new forms of popular culture presented a new image of the nation in the changing environment of world expositions and international congresses.

Chern Lecture/Mathematics Department Colloquium: An average John theorem

Colloquium | March 14 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Assaf Naor, Princeton University

 Department of Mathematics

We will prove a sharp average-case variant of a classical embedding theorem of John through the theory of nonlinear spectral gaps. We will use this theorem to provide a new answer to questions of Johnson and Lindenstrauss (1983) and Bourgain (1985) on metric dimension reduction, and explain how it leads to unexpected algorithms for approximate nearest neighbor search.

Rhetoric Spring Colloquium: Brian Massumi

Colloquium | March 14 | 5-7 p.m. | 315 Wheeler Hall

 Brian Massumi, Professor of Communication, Université de Montréal

 The Program in Critical Theory, Department of Comparative Literature, Department of English

Intensity

The concept of intensity is a keystone of process-oriented philosophies, including those of Bergson, Whitehead, Deleuze/Guattari, and Simondon, and often figures prominently in contemporary work classified under the label of affect theory. A currently widespread critique of the concept holds that it individualizes and interiorizes, in ways compromised, if not entirely...   More >

Spring 2019 LEP Global Book Club: The Displaced: Refugee Writers on Refugee Lives

Meeting | March 14 – May 2, 2019 every Thursday with exceptions | 5-6 p.m. | 110 César E. Chávez Student Center

 SLC Language Exchange Program, UC Berkeley Student Learning Center

You're invited to join the Spring 2019 LEP Global Book Club! This semester, we will be reading The Displaced: Refugee Writers on Refugee Lives. Edited by Cal grad and Pulitzer Prize-Winning author Viet Thanh Nguyen, this book features the works of refugee writers from around the world. Engaging with their stories provides intimate insight into the realities faced by millions of people in...   More >

  RSVP online

Priya Moorjani | Reconstructing South Asian Population History using Genetic Data

Lecture | March 14 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Priya Moorjani, Assistant Professor, Department of Molecular & Cell Biology, UC Berkeley

 Munis D. Faruqui, Director, Institute for South Asia Studies; Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies; Associate Professor, South & South East Asian Studies

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies, Center for Computational Biology, Population Center, Population Science, Department of Demography

Talk by molecular biologist and geneticist, Professor Priya Moorjani.

Linguistic Anthropology and Literary and Cultural Studies: A Mellon Foundation Sawyer Seminar: Session 5: Sexuality

Conference/Symposium | March 13 – 14, 2019 every day | 5-7 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Rusty Barrett, University of Kentucky; Howard Fisher, UC Berkeley; Roshanak Kheshti, UC San Diego; Michael Lucey, UC Berkeley; Damon Young, UC Berkeley; Don Kulick, Uppsala University

 Department of Comparative Literature, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

This is the fifth of seven two-day meetings of a Mellon Foundation Sawyer Seminar taking 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.

Between the Money-Image and the Museum: Ulrich Peltzer's Theory of the (Contemporary) Work of (Installation) Art: Professor Richard Langston (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)

Lecture | March 14 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Moffitt Undergraduate Library, 340 Moffitt

 Department of German

Abstract: If money’s status as dominant medium guiding what Jochen Hörisch once called the ontosemiological framework of modern culture has really yielded to the empire of audio-visual media, then why is so much contemporary German literature still so obsessed with money? This presentation considers how one such example—Ulrich Peltzer’s 2015 novel Das bessere Leben, a work whose very title...   More >

Minoan Missionaries: Sather Lecture Series: A Bronze Age Greek State in Formation

Lecture | March 14 | 5:30 p.m. | 142 Dwinelle Hall

 Jack L. Davis, Blegen Professor of Greek Archaeology, University of Cincinnati

 Department of Classics

Internationally recognized scholar of Bronze Age Greece offers a series of lectures showing how the archaeological record sheds light on culture and communal life of early Greece.

Reading: Allan deSouza

Reading - Nonfiction | March 14 | 5:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Allan deSouza, interdisciplinary artist and chair of the UC Berkeley Department of Art Practice, introduces and signs his new book How Art Can Be Thought. In it, DeSouza examines how we describe and evaluate if art is good, and if it is for the social good. He offers an analytical glossary of common terms used to discuss art, focusing on both their current usage and how they may be adapted to new...   More >

California State Taxes Workshop

Workshop | March 14 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | International House, Sproul Rooms

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

A representative from the California Tax Franchise Board will present on how to determine your California state tax residency and complete your nonresident alien tax forms. Collect your tax report forms (W-2 and/or 1042-S forms and/or 1099) and follow along as they take you through a step-by-step example for filing your state tax return.

*Complete your federal tax return via GTP before...   More >

Career Connections: Esports and Gaming

Social Event | March 14 | 5:30-8 p.m. | Career Center (2440 Bancroft Way), Blue and Gold Room

 Cal Alumni Association, Career Center

In collaboration with Cal Esports and the Business Careers in Entertainment Club (BCEC), we are seeking dynamic alumni and other professionals who work within the Esports and Gaming industries to speak with current students. Because this event is focused on career exploration, we encourage diversity in the career paths represented: from software to graphic design, marketing, sales, testing,...   More >

Leveraging Your Digital Presence for Professional Development

Panel Discussion | March 14 | 6-7:15 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 QB3 - California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences

As a graduate student or postdoc, you may be aware of the chance to engage with other scientists through platforms such as Twitter or ResearchGate, but lack important information about how to use them strategically for career and professional growth. During this panel event, you will have a chance to explore which online platforms may be most useful to early career scientists, learn tips for...   More >

Post-Baccalaureate Health Professions Program

Information Session | March 14 | 6-7:30 p.m. | 208 UC Berkeley Extension (Golden Bear Center)

 UC Berkeley Extension

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

 Free

 UNEX 1057. Enroll online or by calling 510-642-4111

Jonathan Tate, Distinguished Visiting Fellow in Development + Design

Lecture | March 14 | 6-7:30 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

Jonathan Tate, Distinguished Visiting Fellow in Development + Design

Curator's Circle: Collector Chat | Home and Collection Tour with Deborah and Andy Rappaport

Special Event | March 14 | 6:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Please join BAMPFA’s Curator's Circle and 2019 Gala Host Committee members for an intimate gathering at the San Francisco home of Andy and Deborah Rappaport. The evening will include wine and light hors d’oeuvres, as well as a lively conversation among the Rappaports and Apsara DiQuinzio, BAMPFA's curator of modern and contemporary art and Phyllis C. Wattis MATRIX Curator, in which they will...   More >

Black Interiors: Intimacy

Film - Feature | March 14 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Intimacy is a tight and imperfect space, full of possibility. For the black girls on an LA playground in Pizza Pizza Daddy-O, intimacy announces itself as a shifting formation of hand games and personalities. In Julie Dash’s Relatives, a son dances through family history with his mother close by. This Is the Home of Mrs. Levant Graham invites us into a loving and abundant encounter with the black...   More >

Beckett / Fornés / Pinter: Student-Directed One-Act Plays

Performing Arts - Theater | March 14 – 17, 2019 every day | 8-9:30 p.m. |  Durham Studio Theater (Dwinelle Hall)

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

TDPS presents three one-act plays directed by TDPS students:

Silence (1969) by British playwright Harold Pinter, directed by Benjamin Arsenault
Springtime (1989) by Cuban American playwright María Irene Fornés, directed by Gabriela Pool
Footfalls (1976) by Irish playwright Samuel Beckett, directed by Marie Shelton

$10 for students/seniors and UC Berkeley faculty/staff, $15 for general admission

  Buy tickets online

Cal Big Give: Help I-House get 150 gifts and a $3K match: Share the I-House love!

Special Event | March 13 – 14, 2019 every day | 9 p.m. |  International House

 International House

I-House will be participating in UC Berkeley's Big Give, a 24-hour online fundraising blitz on March 14th. If we meet our goal of 150 gifts, I-House will receive an additional $3,000, thanks to a few generous donors. All gifts, regardless of size, make a bigger impact! This support enables us to expand our programs and provide financial aid so others can be a part of the I-House experience....   More >