<< Week of September 29 >>

Sunday, September 29, 2019

Fall Plant Sale

Sale | September 29 | 9 a.m.-3 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join us this year for our annual Fall Plant Sale! Members Sale, 9 - 10:30 am; Open to the Public, 10:30 am - 3 pm.

Shop For Exceptional Plants
Buy rare cycads and palms, carnivorous plants, succulents, subtropicals, houseplants, and a wide selection of drought-tolerant plants from around the world. There is something for everyone at the plant sale!

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Green Days

Film - Animated | September 29 | 3:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

As suggested by the name of Ahn Jae-hoon’s animation studio, Meditation with a Pencil, his first feature film—part of a trilogy, which he describes as “a fantasy story for all the children and those who once were”—began with all of the initial drawings done by hand. This warmhearted coming-of-age story is set in a rural town in the early 1980s, the period of the director’s “green days” of youth...   More >

Reading: Jheyda McGarrell, Vasiliki Ioannou, Ocean Escalanti

Reading - Literary | September 29 | 4 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Multidisciplinary artist Jheyda McGarrell works with community organizing group Art Hoe Collective and has been featured in Dazed, Juxtapoz, and other publications. Vasiliki Ioannou is an artist, archivist, and writer whose work is about chronic illness, fantasies, and inbetweenness. Ocean Escalanti is a multifaceted artist who studied printmaking at the San Francisco Art Institute and works in...   More >

Tash Sultana: with guest: The Teskey Brothers

Performing Arts - Music | September 29 | 6:30 p.m. |  Hearst Greek Theatre

 Another Planet Entertainment

TASH SULTANA is a dynamic young artist who has commanded world attention since homemade videos of Tash went viral. A true virtuoso, Tash was soon selling out massive theatres globally and playing at the world’s biggest festivals – no mean feat for an artist who just a year before was recording songs on a go pro in a bedroom.

  Buy tickets online

The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner

Film - Feature | September 29 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

This novel-into-film is a devastating portrait of a young man’s turmoil, and a virtuoso display of film technique in translating that inner state into exterior imagery. Tom Courtenay stars as Colin Smith, who lives with his dying father, callous mother, and screaming siblings in a cramped house located somewhere between a rock and a hard place. He is sent to a reformatory where the outside...   More >

Monday, September 30, 2019

GSPP Research Seminar

Seminar | September 30 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Goldman School of Public Policy, Room 105 (in 2607 Hearst St)

 Jason Okonofua, UCB Psychology

 Goldman School of Public Policy

Goldman School of Public Policy Research Seminar
Mondays 12:10-1:30
Pizza Served

Political Economy Seminar: “Persuasion on Networks”

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

 Konstantin Sonin, Professor, University of Chicago,

 Department of Economics

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

Probabilistic Operator Algebra Seminar: Free amalgamated graph products

Seminar | September 30 | 3-5 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

 Archit Kulkarni and Jorge Garza Vargas, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

In the last two decades, tools from noncommutative probability theory have successfully been applied to study the spectra of graphs. In this direction, it has been shown that noncommutative notions of independence (classical, free, monotone and Boolean) correspond to previously studied graph products (Cartesian, free, comb and star, respectively). In this ongoing work, we introduce a new graph...   More >

Beth Piatote

Colloquium | September 30 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Beth Piatote, University of California, Berkeley

 Department of Linguistics

Seminar 271, Development: Topic Forthcoming

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

 Susanna Berkouwer, UC Berkeley, ARE

 Department of Economics

What’s up with Elective Selection?

Colloquium | September 30 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Berkeley Way West, Room 1102, 2121 Berkeley Way, Berkeley, CA 94720

 Mitchell L Stevens, Stanford University

 Graduate School of Education

Students’ freedom to choose majors and courses of study — elective selection — is a fundamental feature of undergraduate education in the United States. Researchers and policymakers take it for granted, and we shouldn’t. Elective selection is intellectually and politically convenient, but also creates wicked management problems. It empowers students to forge their own academic programs but also...   More >

Uber Info-Session

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

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

TBA

What Is Strange? Rabih Alameddine and Lawrence Rinder in Conversation

Presentation | September 30 | 6:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Beirut- and Bay Area–based, internationally acclaimed author Rabih Alameddine joins BAMPFA Director and Chief Curator Lawrence Rinder for a conversation on concepts of “strangeness” in relation to the exhibition Strange, which Rinder organized.

Alameddine’s most recent novel is the multi-award-winning The Angel of History. Other books include I, The Divine; Koolaids; The Perv; and the...   More >

What is Strange?

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

 Rabih Alameddine; Lawrence Rinder

 Arts + Design

Presented by BAMPFA

Rabih Alameddine, Author
Lawrence Rinder, Director, BAMPFA

Beirut and Bay Area–based, internationally acclaimed author Rabih Alameddine joins BAMPFA Director and Chief Curator Lawrence Rinder for a conversation on concepts of “strangeness” in relation to the museum’s exhibition Strange, which Rinder organized. Featuring works from many cultures and time periods that...   More >

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Gilman Scholarship Application Deadline (Spring and Summer)

Deadline | October 1 | -9:50 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Online Application

 Berkeley Study Abroad

The U.S. Department of State’s Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship is a grant program that enables students of limited financial means to study or intern abroad.

The Gilman Scholarship Program is open to U.S. citizen undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding to participate in study and intern abroad programs worldwide.

For more information and to apply,...   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 >

Organic Chemistry Seminar

Seminar | October 1 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Masayuki Wasa, Department of Chemistry, Boston College

 College of Chemistry

Seminar 217, Risk Management: TBD

Seminar | October 1 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Speaker: Ayako Yasuda, UC Davis

 Consortium for Data Analytics in Risk

SambaNova Systems Info-Session

Information Session | October 1 | 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

TBA

Oliver E. Williamson Seminar Joint with IO Seminar

Seminar | October 1 | 12-1:30 p.m. | C330 Haas School of Business

 Susanna Vasserman, Professor, Stanford GSB

 Department of Economics

The Oliver E. Williamson Seminar on Institutional Analysis, named after our esteemed colleague who founded the seminar, features current research by faculty, from UCB and elsewhere, and by advanced doctoral students. The research investigates governance and its links with economic and political forces. Markets, hierarchies, hybrids, and the supporting institutions of law and politics all come...   More >

Effective Communication Strategies (BEUHS184)

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

 Dori Sproul, Alzheimer's Association

 Be Well at Work - Elder Care Program

Communication is more than just talking and listening – it’s also about sending and receiving messages through attitude, tone of voice, facial expressions and body language. As people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias progress in their journey and the ability to use words is lost, families need new ways to connect. Join us to explore how communication takes place when someone has...   More >

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.

Microsoft Excel Formulas and Functions

Course | October 1 | 1:30-4 p.m. | S300T Haas School of Business

 Human Resources

This course details the process by which calculations are created in Microsoft Excel workbooks. Emphasis is placed on the underlying theory and syntax of formulas and functions, as well as their complimentary abilities and use cases. Learning Objectives * Understand the fundamental differences of values vs. formats. * Use AutoCalculate to display summary information from multiple cells. *...   More >

  Register online

Seminar 218, Psychology and Economics: Title TBA

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

 Leonardo Bursztyn, University of Chicago

 Department of Economics

Voices of Vietnam: The Sonic Formation of the State

Lecture | October 1 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Lonan O'Briain, Associate Professor of Music, University of Nottingham

 Center for Southeast Asia Studies

Prof. O’Briain is an ethnomusicologist who specializes in the music and soundscapes of Vietnam and of upland areas in mainland Southeast Asia. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Sheffield. He is the author of Musical Minorities: The Sounds of Hmong Ethnicity in Northern Vietnam (Oxford University Press, 2018).

Lonan O'Briain

Oracle Info-Session

Information Session | October 1 | 6-7 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

TBA

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Free Wednesday at the Garden

Special Event | January 2 – December 4, 2019 the first Wednesday of the month every month |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Every first Wednesday at the Garden is free admission day.

Understanding the Process II: A Deeper Dive (BEUHS551)

Workshop | October 2 | 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Ed Center

 Mary Kelly, Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor/Disability Specialist, Be Well at Work - Disability Management

 Be Well at Work - Disability Management

Deeper Dive

Disability Management: Understanding the Process II-A Deeper Dive. This workshop is a hands-on continuation and application of concepts learned in the Disability Management: Understanding the Process workshop. Participants will have the opportunity to work through 'real' case scenarios, suggested by participants, we will...

- Do detailed analysis of work restrictions
- Identify...   More >

EHS 403 RUA On-Boarding

Course | October 2 | 10:30-11:30 a.m. | 370 University Hall

 IB

 Office of Environment, Health & Safety

Discovery Station: Fruit and Seeds

Special Event | October 2 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Most plants are rooted in place, which makes dispersing their fruits and seeds particularly important. Discover how plants have adapted to distribute their seeds using wind, water and animals to help the next generation flourish and spread.

Curator’s Talk: Julia White on Sakaki Hyakusen

Presentation | October 2 | 12 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Senior Curator for Asian Art Julia White introduces the first US exhibition focused on the art of Sakaki Hyakusen, the founding father of the Nanga school of painting in Japan. Her tour will highlight the extensive conservation of Mountain Landscape, a pair of six-fold screens considered one of Hyakusen’s masterpieces.

Agricultural strategies and environmental change in the ancient eastern Mediterranean

Lecture | October 2 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 John M. Marston, Associate Professor, Anthropology, Boston University

 Archaeological Research Facility

Marston presents recent work from an ancient urban center in central Anatolia (modern Turkey), where complex agricultural strategies were employed to adapt to coincident environmental and social change on both local and regional scales.

Piano and Cello: Noon Concert Series

Performing Arts - Music | October 2 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

20th century English art song cycles by Vaughan Williams, Finzi, Gurney performed by students of the vocal studies program.
William Basset, baritone
Emily Drummond, mezzo-soprano
Luke Dzwonczyk, baritone
Jeffrey Sykes, piano
Nikolas Nackley, director


Free. No reserved seating.


Doors: 12:00pm
Concert: 12:15-1pm

Racial fluidity and its impact on income inequality over time: A Demography Brown Bag Talk

Colloquium | October 2 | 12-1 p.m. | 2232 Piedmont, Seminar Room

 Jeronimo Muñiz, Professor, Sociology, University of British Columbia

 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.

MVZ LUNCH SEMINAR - Speaker TBA: Title TBA

Seminar | October 2 | 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 >

Breastfeeding Your Baby/Returning to Work or School (BEUHS602)

Workshop | October 2 | 1-4:15 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club

 Tina Benitez, IBCLC, Certified Lactation Consultant

 Be Well at Work - Work/Life

This 3 hour class is taught by a certified lactation consultant and is broken up into two parts.

The first portion of the class, 1-3pm, addresses breastfeeding basics and problem solving. The second portion of class, 3:15-4:15pm, covers returning-to-work planning and breast pumps. Those who have already attended a breastfeeding class are welcome to join the last portion of the class.

Please...   More >

  Enroll online

Labor Lunch Seminar: Topic Forthcoming

Seminar | October 2 | 1-2 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Simon Jäger, MIT

 Center for Labor Economics

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 2 – December 4, 2019 the first Wednesday of the month every month | 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

Weekly Coffee Break

Social Event | August 28 – December 4, 2019 every Wednesday | 3-4 p.m. |  Windmill Coffee House

 2131 Durant, Berkeley, CA 94704

 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 advisers. All UC Berkeley students are invited. Students are free to talk about anything, but we'll also...   More >

The Entertainer

Film - Feature | October 2 | 3:10 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

“That’s right, chaps, remember we’re British!” That’s a running joke in this series, but it starts here. John Osborne’s screen adaptation of his tragicomisatiric play unabashedly retains an aura of theater, set against the evocative backdrop of a seedy seaside town. Laurence Olivier portrays a never-was music-hall comedian and philanderer, Archie Rice; Joan Plowright and Alan Bates (his screen...   More >

Janaki Bakhle | Gandhi, Savarkar and the Muslim Question: Celebrating the 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi

Lecture | October 2 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Janaki Bakhle, Associate Professor of History, UC Berkeley

 Munis Faruqui, Director, Institute for South Asia Studies; Sarah Kailath Professor of India Studies; Associate Professor in the Department of South and Southeast Asian Studies

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies

A talk by Professor Janaki Bakhle, Associate Professor of History at UC Berkeley.

Ancient Amazons: Warrior Women in Myth, Art, and Archaeology

Lecture | October 2 | 5-7 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Adrienne Mayor, Stanford University

 Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS)

Fierce Amazons are featured in some of the most famous Greek myths.
Every great hero, from Heracles to Achilles, battled these powerful warrior queens.
But were Amazons real? Join Adrienne Mayor as she recounts tales of women warriors and uncovers some realities behind the myths.

Genentech Info-Session

Information Session | October 2 | 6-7 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

TBA

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.

L’age d’or

Film - Feature | October 2 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

The film perhaps most identified with the Surrealist movement, L’age d’or was described on its release as a “desperate pursuit of a wonderful love across the ferocious and cunning snares of social life” (Jean-Paul Dreyfus). Luis Buñuel himself reflected, “L’age d’or is the only film in my career conceived and created in a state of euphoria and enthusiasm, of vertigo for overthrowing things and...   More >

Thursday, October 3, 2019

BPM 203 Analyzing and Resolving Conflict

Workshop | October 3 | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | #24 University Hall

 Human Resources

This workshop is for UC Berkeley Staff. The content covers how to effectively manage conflict between individuals or work teams in the workplace.

  Register online

Econ 235, Financial Economics Seminar: Topic TBA

Seminar | October 3 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | C210 Haas School of Business

 Dimitris Papanikolaou, Kellogg School of Management; Northwestern University

 Department of Economics

Joint with Haas Finance Seminar

Mindful Awareness: Guided Meditation

Miscellaneous | August 29 – November 21, 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.

Interests in Life and Work

Workshop | October 3 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, "Section Club" Room

 Human Resources

The term “Interests” has very specific meaning in career development. Clarify how your interests influence the work you enjoy through the Strong Interest Inventory. Explore how interests relate to job families and opportunities on campus. PRE-WORK REQUIRED. Instructions for taking the “Strong Interest Inventory” (at least 3 days in advance) will be sent in your registration confirmation.

IB Seminar: Title to be announced

Seminar | October 3 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Frederic Theunissen, University of California, Berkeley

 Department of Integrative Biology

Undergraduate Research and Scholarships Fair

Special Event | October 3 | 1-4 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Pauley Ballroom

 Office of Undergraduate Research

All Cal students, faculty, and staff are invited to the annual Undergraduate Research and Scholarships Fair where one can learn everything there is to know about research opportunities and prestigious scholarship opportunities at UC Berkeley. The event is free & accessible. Dozens of research and scholarship programs will have tables at the fair where you can meet representatives and get information.

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

Seminar 251, Labor Seminar:

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

 Jose Vasquez, UC Berkeley

 Center for Labor Economics

Division of Neurobiology and H. Wills Neuroscience Institute

Seminar | October 3 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

 Lisa Giacomo, Stanford University

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

International Scholars Welcome Reception

Social Event | October 3 | 4-5:30 p.m. | International House, Heller Patio

 Berkeley International Office(BIO)), International House

Newly arrived postdocs, professors, researchers, short-term scholars, and visiting student researchers are welcome to attend. Hear directly from top officials from UC Berkeley, Berkeley's International Office and International House, Berkeley. Connect and network with other scholars, share about your research, and learn about opportunities and resources to take advantage of during your stay here...   More >

The Populist Temptation: Economic Grievance and Political Reaction in the Modern Era

Panel Discussion | October 3 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 820 Barrows Hall

 Barry Eichengreen, Professor of Economics & Political Science, UC Berkeley; Paul Pierson, Professor of Political Science, UC Berkeley; Brad DeLong, Professor of Economics, UC Berkeley

 Social Science Matrix

Please join us on October 3, 2019 at 4pm for a book talk focused on Barry Eichengreen’s book, The Populist Temptation: Economic Grievance and Political Reaction in the Modern Era, which places the global resurgence of populism in a deep historical context.

  RSVP online by October 1.

From Being “Enlightened” to Being “Woke”: Racial Justice Work in American Convert Buddhism

Colloquium | October 3 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Ann Gleig, University of Central Florida

 Center for Buddhist Studies

On May 14 2015, a delegation of 125 Buddhists gathered for the first “White House-U.S. Buddhist Leadership Conference,” during which they delivered a letter titled “Buddhist Statement on Racial Justice.” This letter should be seen as part of efforts to challenge racism and white privilege in American Buddhist convert communities spanning over two decades. For much of this time, such efforts have...   More >

Deioces’ Ultimatum: How to Choose a King

Lecture | October 3 | 5:30 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Josiah Ober, Mitsotakis Professor of Classics and Political Science, Stanford University

 Department of Classics

The Sather Classical Lectures, part 3.

Roblox Info-Session

Information Session | October 3 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

TBA

Struggling: (Fen dou)

Film - Feature | October 3 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

The tale of a young woman’s battle against her bullying father expands into a rousing cry against all tyranny in Shi Dongshan’s strikingly fresh 1932 melodrama, recently rescued from obscurity thanks to a brilliant restoration from the China Film Archive. Chinese film icons Chen Yanyan and Zheng Junli star as the young woman and the bookish neighbor who helps rescue her, but the film’s...   More >

Trey McLaughlin and The Sounds of Zamar

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

 Cal Performances

Atlanta gospel sensation Trey McLaughlin & the Sounds of Zamar, his 20-voice choir, cut across cultural differences and religious beliefs with fresh takes on familiar hits. The youthful singers cite influences as diverse as Shania Twain, Stevie Wonder, Erykah Badu, and Prince, and have a cult online following for videos showcasing their impeccable vocal blend and group chemistry. A group on the...   More >

$28–$68 (prices subject to change)

  Tickets go on sale August 6. Buy tickets online or by calling Peach, Jeanette at 510-642-9988, or by emailing Peach, Jeanette at tickets@calperformances.org

Trey McLaughlin & The Sounds of Zamar perform Thursday, October 3, 2019 in Zellerbach Hall.

Friday, October 4, 2019

Sunflower: Brushpainting with Karen LeGault

Workshop | October 4 | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join artist, Karen LeGault, for a brush painting workshop celebrating seasonal plants in the Garden. Each month will focus on a different subject: grape vines, sunflowers, persimmon, and the pine tree.

$75, $65 members

  Register online

Julia Miele Rodas, “Autism and Narrative Invention in Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe.”

Lecture | October 4 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | 330 Wheeler Hall

 Julia Miele Rodas, Professor, English Department, Bronx Community College / CUNY co-chair, University Seminar in Disability, Culture, and Society at Columbia University

 Department of English

Abstract: Is the novel a form of autistic innovation? Presenting work from the recently published Autistic Disturbances (UMichP, 2018), Julia Miele Rodas will explore autistic dimensions of Robinson Crusoe. Interweaving conversation and formal reading, this talk will first consider how the novel’s themes of human isolation and imprisonment play into autism stereotypes. Ultimately, however, the...   More >

'Information and Uncertainty in Data Science' Discussion Forum

Meeting | October 4 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 190B Doe Library

 Berkeley Institute for Data Science

The 'Information and Uncertainty in Data Science' Discussion Forum is a forum for open inquiry and discussion about a wide range of recurring data science fundamentals, including information, uncertainty, entropy, bits, probability, machine learning, generalization, and others. All interested members of the UC Berkeley, UCSF, LBL and LLNL communities are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Certificate Program in Clinical Research Conduct and Management Online Information Session

Information Session | October 4 | 12-1 p.m. |  Online

  , Berkeley, CA

 UC Berkeley Extension

Learn how this professional certificate can help you launch or advance your career in clinical research by enhancing your knowledge of clinical trials. For more information about the program, visit extension.berkeley.edu/cert/clinical.html.

  Register online

Higher Education Researchers Workgroup

Meeting | October 4 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Evans Hall, CSHE Conference Room, 768

 Center for Studies in Higher Education

The goal of this new group is to bring together qualitative and quantitative higher education researchers working on issues at Berkeley, the...   More >

  RSVP by emailing Anne Maclachlan at maclach@berkeley.edu

Dancing for Fun and Fitness (BEUHS605)

Workshop | October 4 | 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 9/6, Samba will be 10/4, Hula / Polynesian will be 11/1, and Zumba / Samba will be 12/6. No partner required. Comfortable clothing and athletic shoes recommended.

  Register 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

This School’s Social Mission: The Early Days

Seminar | October 4 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 107 South Hall

 Michael Buckland

 Information, School of

This School was founded in 1918 on a strong social agenda; Professor Buckland will review the past 101 years of its mission.

Towards Robust Machine Learning for Transportation Systems

Seminar | October 4 | 4 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Justin Dauwels, Nanyeng Technological University

 Institute of Transportation Studies

Nanyeng Technological University's Justin Dauwels will present Towards Robust Machine Learning for Transportation Systems on Oct. 4, 2019 at 4 p.m. in 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building at the ITS Transportation Seminar.

Gusto Info-Session

Information Session | October 4 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

TBA

The Blood of Passion on the Volcano: (Huoshan Qingxie)

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

A warlord’s lusty nephew destroys a simple farming family’s pastoral idyll and sends its favorite son into tropical exile in Sun Yu’s delirious combination of Chinese peasant drama and Hollywood-style decadent island exotica. Brokenhearted after his family’s ruin, our hero (Zheng Junli) winds up in a South Seas hellhole seemingly borrowed from some leftover Lon Chaney film set, where saloon...   More >

UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra

Performing Arts - Music | October 4 – 5, 2019 every day | 8 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

David Milnes, Music Director

$25 General Admission, $20 Senior, Student (non-UCB), UCB Faculty/Staff, $5 UCB students

  Buy tickets online or by calling 510.642.9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Saturday, October 5, 2019

Sick Plant Clinic

Special Event | February 4, 2017 – December 7, 2019 the first Saturday of the month every month with exceptions | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join the Garden for our monthly Sick Plant Clinic and find out which diseases ail your plants. Entomologists are also available to identify the pests that are living in your plants too! Please cover plants and disease samples in containers or bags before entering the Garden.

BERKELEY CLINIC DIAGNOSES RESIDENTS' PLANTS
Lauren Reed-Guy, Chronicle Staff Writer
San Francisco Chronicle June...   More >

Arguing for Social Justice: Saturday Seminar

Workshop | October 5 | 9 a.m.-12:15 p.m. |  Longfellow Middle School

 1500 Derby St., Berkeley, CA 94703

 BASP and BAMP

The convergence among science, math, and language provides the foundation for making viable social justice arguments. This year we will focus on how environmental literacy can be developed by using this convergence.

Sakaki Hyakusen and the Birth of Nanga Painting

Colloquium | October 5 | 1 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Felice Fischer, Luther W. Brady Curator of Japanese Art and Senior Curator of East Asian Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art; Patricia Graham, Adjunct Research Associate, University of Kansas Center for East Asian Studies; Richard Pegg, Curator and Director, MacLean Collection of Asian Art and Maps in Chicago

 Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Complementing the exhibition Hinges: Sakaki Hyakusen and the Birth of Nanga Painting, this colloquium explores the fascinating relations between Chinese art of the Ming and Qing dynasties and Japanese art of the Edo period, especially Hyakusen’s role in the transformation of painting in eighteenth-century Japan. Presenters are curators Felice Fischer and Richard Pegg and scholar Patricia...   More >

Included with admission to museum

Colloquium: Sakaki Hyakusen and the Birth of Nanga Painting

Colloquium | October 5 | 1 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Complementing the exhibition Hinges: Sakaki Hyakusen and the Birth of Nanga Painting, this colloquium explores the fascinating relations between Chinese art of the Ming and Qing dynasties and Japanese art of the Edo period, especially Hyakusen’s role in the transformation of painting in eighteenth-century Japan. Presenters are curators Felice Fischer and Richard Pegg and scholar Patricia Graham;...   More >

Crows and Sparrows: (Wuya yu maque)

Film - Feature | October 5 | 1:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

A Shanghai apartment building serves as a microcosm of China’s class struggles in Zheng Junli’s striking urban drama, filmed during the last days of China’s Nationalist rule and already looking forward to, as one character states, “a New Society.” A scheming Nationalist official and his greedy wife purchase an apartment building and proceed to lord it over the hardworking families still renting...   More >

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

Analog Light Show Special Effects Workshop

Workshop | October 5 | 5 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Join the Light Appreciation Society, a loosely organized, nonhierarchical group of light show practitioners from the Bay Area, for a participatory dive into mind-altering illuminated experimentation and projection play. Come prepared to savor the optically uncanny depth of moiré patterns, the heavenly eruption of a projected kaleidoscopic image, and the otherworldly tranquility of a well-crafted,...   More >

Renée Fleming, soprano

Performing Arts - Music | October 5 | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Cal Performances

Versatile soprano Renée Fleming, longtime star of the opera stage, has also appeared on two award-winning film soundtracks and in the acclaimed Broadway revival of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Carousel. Fleming’s recital appearances are intimate and rare, with repertoire spanning German art song, operatic arias, Broadway hits, classical masterworks, and new music by gifted contemporary composers.

$48–$174 (prices subject to change)

  Tickets go on sale August 6. Buy tickets online or by calling 510-642-9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Soprano Renée Fleming performs Sunday, October 5, 2019 in Zellerbach Hall. (credit: Andrew Eccles)

UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra

Performing Arts - Music | October 4 – 5, 2019 every day | 8 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

David Milnes, Music Director

$25 General Admission, $20 Senior, Student (non-UCB), UCB Faculty/Staff, $5 UCB students

  Buy tickets online or by calling 510.642.9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Exhibits and Ongoing Events

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

Exhibit - Artifacts | March 15 – December 15, 2019 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Hearst Museum of Anthropology

 Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

If you sip a cup of coffee, are you on drugs? If you try psychedelics, are you committing a crime? If you have a sweet tooth, are you a sugar addict?


Since the beginning of human existence, peoples of the world have altered their minds with countless plant-based substances. They have done so for many reasons, ranging from pleasure to health to ceremony, with effects both harmful and benign,...   More >

Art Wall: Carlos Amorales

Exhibit - Painting | March 27 – October 13, 2019 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

In this new commission for the BAMPFA Art Wall, entitled Ghost Demonstration, Amorales draws from the multiple histories of mural art in Mexico, the political demonstrations that occurred in Berkeley in the 1960s (as well as more recent events), and protests in the United Kingdom in the 1980s. In order to make this monumental mural, the artist used stencils of slogans from Berkeley protest...   More >

Guided Tours: Strange

Exhibit - Multimedia | September 8 – November 17, 2019 every Sunday | 2 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Explore the spirit of Surrealism with a guided tour of Strange, which features a diverse array of works from the BAMPFA collection invoking the improbable, uncanny, mysterious, and miraculous.

Guided Tours: Strange

Exhibit - Multimedia | September 4 – November 27, 2019 every Wednesday | 12:15 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Explore the spirit of Surrealism with a guided tour of Strange, which features a diverse array of works from the BAMPFA collection invoking the improbable, uncanny, mysterious, and miraculous.

Five Tables of Paris and Kyoto

Exhibit - Multimedia | October 3 | 4-7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

An idiosyncratic celebration of two of the world’s most beautiful (and most artist-frequented, frequently pictured) cities: Paris and Kyoto. Works include Parisian photographs by Bisson Frères, Marville, Nadar, and Brassaï; the colorful Chagall lithograph Coq sur Paris (The Rooster over Paris); lovely Hiroshige prints such as Arashiyama manka (Cherries in Full Bloom at Arashiyama); small works by...   More >