<< Week of May 05 >>

Sunday, May 5, 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 >

Spring at the Hall

Special Event | March 21 – June 7, 2019 every day | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

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

Family Workshop: Kaleidoscope Making

Workshop | May 5 | 11 a.m.-2 p.m. |  Hearst Museum of Anthropology

 Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

Join this month’s Family Workshop at the Hearst Museum! Make your own kaleidoscope and learn how changes in vision can affect your perception of reality. This is a drop-in workshop for all ages. Bring the whole family for this activity included free with museum admission.



Find out more about events at the Hearst Museum by going to hearstmuseum.berkeley.edu/events.

  RSVP online

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

University Baroque Ensemble

Performing Arts - Music | May 5 | 2 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

Christine Brandes, director
Vocalists from the 150B studio
Nicholas Nackley, director
PURCELL Dido and Aeneas

Berkeley’s University Baroque Ensemble (UBE) was founded in 2003 as a successor to the Collegium musicum. It is, as far as weknow, the only student group in the world that performs not just on copies of original instruments but on original eighteenth-century instruments. These...   More >

$16 General Admission, $12 non-UCB students, seniors, current/retired Berkeley staff & faculty, groups 10+, $5 UC Berkeley students

  Buy tickets online

The House of the Spirits

Performing Arts - Theater | April 28 – May 5, 2019 every Sunday | 2-4 p.m. |  Zellerbach Playhouse

 Michael Moran

 Department of Theater, Dance & Performance Studies

A new play by Caridad Svich | Based on a novel by Isabel Allende | Directed by Michael Moran

Based on Isabel Allende’s best-selling novel, Caridad Svich’s The House of the Spirits follows three generations of the Trueba family—their loves, their ambitions, their spiritual quests, and their place in the post-colonial social and political turmoil embroiling their South American country....   More >

$13 online in advance or $15 at the door for students/seniors and UC Berkeley faculty/staff, $18 online in advance or $20 at the door for general admission

  Buy tickets online

Michael Barenboim, violin

Performing Arts - Music | May 5 | 3-5 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Michael Barenboim, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

Program*:
Tartini/Sonata in G minor, Bg. G, Devil’s Trill
Salvatore Sciarrino/6 Caprices
Paganini/Caprices for Solo Violin, Op. 1, Nos. 1, 6, 17, 16, 9, 24
Berio/Sequenza VIII

* please note that this program has changed from what was originally announced

$30-68 (prices subject to change)

  Buy tickets online or by calling 510-642-9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Violinist Michael Barenboim performs Sunday, May 5, 2019 in Zellerbach Hall.

Works from the Eisner Competition 2019

Film - Animated | May 5 | 4:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

We are pleased to present this year’s prizewinners and honorable mentions in the film and video category of the Eisner Prize competition. The Eisner Prize is the highest award for creativity given on the UC Berkeley campus. Expect narratives, documentaries, experimental works, and animations. A handout with written descriptions by the artists will be available at the screening. This annual event,...   More >

After Life

Film - Feature | May 5 | 7 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 >

Monday, May 6, 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 >

Spring at the Hall

Special Event | March 21 – June 7, 2019 every day | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

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

PERL Seminar: “Criminal Networks”

Seminar | May 6 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Carlos Schmidt-Padilla, UC Berkeley- Political Science

 BCEP

Political Economy Research Lunch:PERL is an opportunity for PhD students to present work in progress and receive valuable feedback from faculty and peers.

Between Shannon and Hamming: how bad can the channel be?: BLISS Seminar

Seminar | May 6 | 3-4 p.m. | 540 Cory Hall

 Anand Sarwate, Rutgers

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

The information theory community has traditionally studied two different models for communication. The Shannon-theoretic model treats the channel’s impact as random, so codes must correct almost all error patterns of a given weight; this is an average-case analysis. The coding-theoretic (Hamming-theoretic?) model treats the channel as adversarial, so codes must correct all error patterns of a...   More >

Quantitative chemical imaging in live cells

Seminar | May 6 | 4-5 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Yamuna Krishnan, The University of Chicago

 College of Chemistry

IB Finishing Talk: Title to be announced

Seminar | May 6 | 4-5 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building | Canceled

 Lindsey Hendricks-Franco, UCB (Sousa Lab)

 Department of Integrative Biology

Space Tech Symposium 2.0 at Berkeley: Hosted by Space Technologies at Cal

Conference/Symposium | May 6 | 4:30-8:30 p.m. |  Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center

 Space Technologies at Cal, Berkeley SkyDeck

Come expand your network at Space Tech Symposium 2.0 @ Berkeley (https://stac.berkeley.edu/sts2) on May 6 by meeting researchers, CEOs of the hottest space startups, and Berkeley faculty as they discuss their visions for the future of space development.

Mobility between space and non-space fields is at an all-time high and we'd love to have you join this conversation. Panelists from NASA,...   More >

$10 Student Tickets, $30 Industry / Faculty Tickets

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Join us on May 6th for Space Tech Symposium!

Critique/De-coloniality/Diaspora: Nadia Yala Kisukidi + Rocío Zambrana: Followed by a discussion with Natalia Brizuela and Judith Butler

Lecture | May 6 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Room 470

 Arts Research Center, Co-sponsored by UCHRI, the Critical Theory Program, and the International Consortium of Critical Theory Programs through a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Critique/De-coloniality/Diaspora: Nadia Yala Kisukidi + Rocío Zambrana
followed by a discussion with Natalia Brizuela and Judith Butler

Monday, May 6, 2019
5:00-7:00pm
470 Stephens Hall, UC Berkeley
(seating first-come, first served until full)

 seating restrictions: 47 person capacity

Nadia Yala Kisukidi and Rocío Zambrana

Tuesday, May 7, 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 >

Garden Closed

Miscellaneous | January 1, 2019 – January 7, 2020 the first Tuesday of the month every month |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

The garden is closed on the first Tuesday of every month.

-Why is the Garden Closed one day a month?
For the safety of the public and the safety of the collection, the Garden’s Horticultural staff need one day per month to complete jobs that may pose safety risks to visitors, such as dropping tree limbs, renovating paths, or controlling pests.

-I’m only in Berkeley for one day from...   More >

Spring at the Hall

Special Event | March 21 – June 7, 2019 every day | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

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

Psychology Department Annual Poster Session

Presentation | May 7 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | 1102 Berkeley Way West

 Department of Psychology

You’re cordially invited to come to the 2019 psychology poster session, where our 2nd year graduate and honors students will present their newest research. Snacks and refreshments will be served.

Twists and Ripples: Self-Organization of 1- and 2D Structures into New Multi-Functional Materials

Seminar | May 7 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 3110 Etcheverry Hall

 Assistant Professor Sameh Tawfick, Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

 Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME)

Abstract: The bottom-up synthesis and self-organization of precisely engineered 1D and 2D materials enables new multi-functional designs. In particular, owing to their low dimensionality, the use of carbon nanotubes and graphene in load-bearing materials requires deep understanding of their mechanics from the atomic to micron scales.

I will demonstrate extremely reconfigurable materials made...   More >

Webnet: Web Accessibility

Workshop | May 7 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 303 Doe Library

 TBD

 Director of Staff Learning and Development

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.

Building Teams: BPM204

Workshop | May 7 | 12:30-4:30 p.m. | 24 University Hall

 Kathy Mendonca

 Human Resources

The content covers the characteristics of and the tools necessary for building an effective team.

Dissertation Talk: On Systems and Algorithms for Distributed Machine Learning

Presentation | May 7 | 1-2 p.m. | 521 Cory Hall

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

The advent of algorithms capable of leveraging vast quantities of data and computational resources has led to the proliferation of systems and tools aimed to facilitate the development and usage of these algorithms. Hardware trends, including the end of Moore's Law and the maturation of cloud computing, have placed a premium on the development of scalable algorithms designed for parallel...   More >

Seminar 237/281: Macro/International Seminar - "Fiscal Rules and Discretion under Limited Enforcement"

Seminar | May 7 | 2-4 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Pierre Yared, Professor of Business, Columbia University

 Department of Economics

We study a fiscal policy model in which the government is present-biased towards public spending. Society chooses a fiscal rule to trade off the benefit of committing the government to not overspend against the benefit of granting it flexibility to react to privately observed shocks to the value of spending. Unlike prior work, we examine rules under limited enforcement: the government has full...   More >

  RSVP by emailing Joseph G. Mendoza at jgmendoza@berkeley.edu

SIGNAL Online Game Launch

Special Event | May 7 | 3-5:30 p.m. | Bechtel Engineering Center, Garbarini Lounge

 Nuclear Science and Security Consortium

On behalf of the University of California, Berkeley in cooperation with Sandia National Laboratories and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, the Project on Nuclear Gaming (PoNG) invites you to the public release of the SIGNAL online game! With sponsorship from the Carnegie Corporation of New York, the PoNG team is developing new experimental wargaming methods to study conflict escalation,...   More >

 You must be 18 years or older to participate. RSVP: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/signal-online-game-launch-party-tickets-60342615387

The Pushouts: Documentaries at Doe

Film - Documentary | May 7 | 3-4:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Library

In telling the story of Victor Rios’s journey from an impoverished childhood in East Oakland to tenured professorship at UC Santa Barbara, this film explores the school-to-prison pipeline and the important role of mentors and community in the lives of young people. (Film runs 55 minutes and will be followed by a short discussion.)

The Pushouts film poster

Wednesday, May 8, 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 >

Prof. Birgit Pfau-Effinger on "The Gender Division of Labor: Cultural Influences on Cross-National Differences": Friedlander Lecture

Lecture | May 8 | 12:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 116 Haviland Hall

 Social Welfare, School of

Dr. Pfau-Effinger will discuss the limitations of approaches that explain cross-national differences in women’s and men’s employment and childcare behavior with the “de-familializing” or “familializing” nature of welfare state policies. She will introduce her theoretical approach to the explanation of these differences that emphasizes the role of culture and the interrelations acting between...   More >

Collaborating Effectively in the Workplace

Workshop | May 8 | 9 a.m.-3 p.m. | 24 University Hall

 Sara Thacker, Staff Ombuds Office

 Staff Ombuds Office

To be successful in the rapidly changing workplace, where jobs and people change fast – staff must be able to collaborate with a variety of people within and outside the organization who have the skills, resources, and influence to tackle increasing complex challenges. Collaboration is a skill and a set of practices that are rarely taught in the workplace. In this course staff will learn about...   More >

Spring at the Hall

Special Event | March 21 – June 7, 2019 every day | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

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

ICBS Seminar

Seminar | May 8 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | Berkeley Way West, 2121 Berkeley Way, Room 1217

 Anca Dragon, EECS; Emily Cooper, Vis Science

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Optimal Robot Action for and around People, Anca Dragon

3D Vision in Natural Environments, Emily Cooper

No MVZ Lunch Seminar: Tba

Seminar | May 8 | 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 >

Noon Concert: Gamelan

Performing Arts - Music | May 8 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

I Nyoman Windha and Lisa Gold, co-directors

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.

UCOP Virtual Career Series: Your Culture + Your Career

Workshop | May 8 | 12-1 p.m. |  Virtual

 Cal Alumni Association, University of California Office of the President

This high-impact, online series is designed to provide UC alumni with the insights, information, and connections to launch, grow and expand your career opportunities.

Communication Skills to Support Your Quiet Teens (BEUHS372)

Workshop | May 8 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club

 April Snow

 Jessica Weikers

 Be Well at Work - Work/Life

Many parents are looking for more connection, communication and clarity when interacting with their Quiet Teens, but don’t know how to reach them or be a more central figure in their lives. In this dynamic workshop led by two teen therapists, you will learn how to feel more confident engaging in open conversations with your teen that don’t feel forced, invasive, or strained. When parents and...   More >

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BIDS Data Science Lecture: Hate speech, algorithms, and digital connectivity

Lecture | May 8 | 3-4 p.m. | 190 Doe Library

 Claudia von Vacano, Executive Director, D-Lab, UC Berkeley

 Berkeley Institute for Data Science

The Online Hate Index (OHI) is a research partnership between UC Berkeley’s D-Lab and Google Jigsaw that seeks to improve society's understanding of online hate speech (from sources such as YouTube, Reddit, Twitter and other social media sites), including its prevalence over time, ...   More >

Housing in the Bay Area Webinar

Information Session | May 8 | 3:30-5 p.m. |  Online Webinar

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Should you live on campus in the residence halls? What are the neighborhoods like surrounding campus? What is a co-op? Where do grads students usually live? Attend this webinar to learn all about your housing options and what to expect living on vs. off campus. Representatives from UC Berkeley Housing will be in attendance.

"The Multifaceted Roles of Adipocytes: Therapeutic Targets for Diabetes and Beyond”.

Seminar | May 8 | 4-5 p.m. | 114 Morgan Hall

 Philipp Scherer, UT-Southwestern

 Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology

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 >

The World of Soviet Cartoons: Boris Efimov and the Political Caricature

Lecture | May 8 | 6-7:30 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 Stephen M. Norris, Walter E. Havighurst Professor of Russian History; Director of the Havighurst Center for Russian and Post-Soviet Studies, Miami University

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

Officially described as a weapon of satire that could help to build socialism, the Soviet political caricature also tried to foster a particular worldview. This lecture will provide a short history of the Soviet political caricature, its aims, and how it formed a significant part of Soviet satire. It will highlight the most significant political caricaturist in Soviet history, Boris Efimov, who...   More >

Toastmasters on Campus Club: Learn public speaking

Meeting | January 14, 2015 – December 18, 2019 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.

Music According to Tom Jobim

Film - Documentary | May 8 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

One of Brazil’s most popular and respected musicians and composers, Antonio Carlos “Tom” Jobim found himself the face (or at least the sound) of a new Brazil when his songs such as “The Girl from Ipanema” and “Desafinado” seduced the world with their clear, cool, sensual style. (“I haven’t sung this quietly since I had laryngitis,” quipped Frank Sinatra after trying out the songbook.) Dos Santos...   More >