<< Week of October 13 >>

Sunday, October 13, 2019

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

Jonathan Biss, piano: The Complete Piano Sonatas of Ludwig van Beethoven

Performing Arts - Music | October 13 | 3-5 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Cal Performances

Programs:
Saturday, October 12
Piano Sonata No. 15 in D major, Op. 28, Pastoral
Piano Sonata No. 20 in G major, Op. 49, No. 2
Piano Sonata No. 3 in C major, Op. 2, No. 3
Piano Sonata No. 27 in E minor, Op. 90
Piano Sonata No. 28 in A major, Op. 101

Sunday, October 13
Piano Sonata No. 6 in F major, Op. 10, No. 2
Piano Sonata No. 10 in G major, Op. 14, No. 2
Piano Sonata No. 18 in...   More >

$68 (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

Cal Performances presents Jonathan Biss performing The Complete Piano Sonatas of Ludwig van Beethoven in Hertz Hall. (credit: Benjamin Ealovega)

Sankai Juku: Meguri: Teeming Sea, Tranquil Land

Performing Arts - Dance | October 13 | 3-5 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Cal Performances

A stone wall carved with fossils of sea lilies overlooks a sand-dusted stage, where eight dancers from this internationally renowned butoh company enter into a sublime dialogue with gravity. Meguri is a meditative visual poem by Ushio Amagatsu, Sankai Juku’s artistic director, that reflects on the passage of time through imagery and movement inspired by the ebb and flow of water, and the cycle of...   More >

$30–$78 (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

Sankai Juku performs Meguri: Teeming Sea, Tranquil Land Saturday–Sunday, October 12–13, 2019 in Zellerbach Hall. (credit: Courtesy of Sankai Juku)

First Graders: (Avali ha)

Film - Feature | October 13 | 4:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Innocence meets regulation and play meets punishment in this documentary on unwary first graders reporting for their first day of school. Filming in one of Tehran’s poorest school districts, Kiarostami splits the action between two polarized battlegrounds: the playground and the principal’s office. In one, ways of socializing, communicating, and working in groups are taught or intuited; in the...   More >

Monday, October 14, 2019

CED Fall Open House for Prospective Master’s Students

Information Session | October 14 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

Prospective masters students are invited to attend classes, meet professors and explore Wurster Hall at this CED Fall Open House. All are welcome, please join us!

EHS 403 RUA On-Boarding

Course | October 14 | 10:30-11:30 a.m. | 370 University Hall

 JS

 Office of Environment, Health & Safety

Gauri Mahulikar | On Manuscriptology

Workshop | October 14 | 12-2 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Gauri Mahulikar, Sanskrit Scholar and Officiating Vice Chancellor & Dean of Faculty, Chinmaya Vishwavidyapeeth

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Department of South & Southeast Asian Studies, Catherine and William L. Magistretti Distinguished Professor in South and Southeast Asian Studies, Townsend Working Group “South Asia Studies: Theories and Methods

A workshop for UC Berkeley graduate students led by eminent Sanskritist and Officiating Vice Chancellor & Dean of Faculty at Chinmaya Vishwavidyapeeth, Prof. Gauri Mahulikar.

Job Search Effectiveness

Workshop | October 14 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 198 University Hall

 Human Resources

We all know the importance of writing a good resume and responding to interview questions. But these tasks don’t stand alone. This workshop explores the structure of an effective job search in the UC Berkeley context

GSPP Research Seminar

Seminar | October 14 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Goldman School of Public Policy, Room 105 (in 2607 Hearst St)

 Pamela Herd, Georgetown McCourt School

 Goldman School of Public Policy

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

Political Economy Seminar: “Identity and Information in Organizations"

Seminar | October 14 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Maggie Penn, Professor, Emory

 Department of Economics

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

Seminar 231, Public Finance: Topic Forthcoming

Seminar | October 14 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Leah Shiferaw, UCB

 Robert D. Burch Center for Tax Policy and Public Finance

Gauri Mahulikar | Ramakatha in the Oral Tradition of Maharashtra

Lecture | October 14 | 4-6 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Gauri Mahulikar, Sanskrit Scholar and Officiating Vice Chancellor & Dean of Faculty, Chinmaya Vishwavidyapeeth

 Robert Goldman, Professor of Sanskrit and Catherine and William L. Magistretti Distinguished Professor in South & Southeast Asian Studies

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Department of South & Southeast Asian Studies, Catherine and William L. Magistretti Distinguished Professor in South and Southeast Asian Studies, Townsend Working Group “South Asia Studies: Theories and Methods

A talk by eminent scholar of Sanskrit, Prof. Gauri Mahulikar

Structural and Quantitative Biology Seminar

Seminar | October 14 | 4-5 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Tanja Kortemme, University of California, San Francisco

 College of Chemistry

Seminar 271, Development: Topic Forthcoming

Seminar | October 14 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Matt Pecenco, UC Berkeley, ARE

 Department of Economics

Contemporary Indigenous Arts Showcase with Tanya Lukin Linklater and Friends

Lecture | October 14 | 6:30-8 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Tanya Lukin Linklater; Sarah Biscarra Dilley; Alan Palaez Lopez; Patrick V. Naranjo; Beth Piatote

 Arts + Design

Presented by the UC Berkeley America Indian Graduate Program and Native American Studies

Tanya Lukin Linklater, Artist; Alutiiq; Native Villages of Afognak and Port Lions.
Sarah Biscarra Dilley, Artist, Independent Curator, Writer.
Alan Palaez Lopez, Poet, Visual Performance Artist; Comparative Ethnic Studies, UC Berkeley.
Patrick V. Naranjo, Santa Clara Pueblo; Executive Director of UC...   More >

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

BPM DiSC Assessment

Workshop | October 15 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | #24 University Hall

 Human Resources

This workshop is for UC Berkeley Staff. The content covers the DiSC® model, providing a common language for people to use to better understand themselves and adapt their behaviors with others.

  Register online

Seminar 217, Risk Management: TBD

Seminar | October 15 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Speaker: Bryan Graham, UC Berkeley

 Consortium for Data Analytics in Risk

Organic Chemistry Seminar

Seminar | October 15 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Alison Narayan, Life Sciences Institute, University of Michigan

 College of Chemistry

Investing in the UC Retirement Savings (BEUHS346)

Workshop | October 15 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club

 Laura Crymble, Fidelity

 Be Well at Work - Work/Life

Basics of investing, overview of funds available through the Retirement Savings Program, and investment approaches based on risk tolerance, investing horizon and involvement level.

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.

Seminar 218, Psychology and Economics: Title TBA

Seminar | October 15 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 David Birke, University of California, Berkeley

 Department of Economics

Physical Chemistry Seminar

Seminar | October 15 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Physical Chemistry Seminar Speaker

 College of Chemistry

Beyond the Pressure to Perform: On the Concept of "Leistung" in 19th Century Germany

Lecture | October 15 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Nina Verheyen, Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities (KWI), Essen, Germany

 Institute of European Studies, Center for German and European Studies, Pacific Regional Office of the German Historical Institute Washington

"Leistung" is a key concept of public debates in Germany today, and even though the term itself has a rather neutral or positive meaning – « work performance » would be an adequate translation – the debates it is used in very often have a negative connotation. These debates deal with the quantification of performance in so-called neoliberal times, the spreading of all forms of competition...   More >

Nina Verheyen

Tara Asgar (Ali) | In Between Lands and Territories: Love, Loss and Survival

Lecture | October 15 | 5-7 p.m. |  TBD

 Tara Asgar (Ali), Transdisciplinary artist and cultural producer

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

A talk by Tara Asgar (Ali), a transdisciplinary artist and cultural producer whose work focuses primarily on the body and the relationship between body and space.

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Anna Godøy: A Demography Brown Bag Talk: Title TBA

Colloquium | October 16 | 12-1 p.m. | 2232 Piedmont, Seminar Room

 Anna Godøy, Labor economist; postdoctoral scholar, UC Berkeley Institute on Research for Labor and Employment

 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 - Eva K. Fischer: Title TBA

Seminar | October 16 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 VLSB, Grinnell-Miller Library

 Eva K. Fischer

 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 >

Gospel Chorus: Noon Concert Series

Performing Arts - Music | October 16 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

Mark Wilson, Director

Free. No reserved seating.

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

Decreasing an Elder's Isolation and Loneliness (BEUHS185)

Workshop | October 16 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club

 Joy Zhang, Mon Ami; Amber Carroll, Covia Community Services

 Be Well at Work - Elder Care Program

With the loss of family, friends, and community, an elder may be more alone now than at any other time in their lives, leaving them vulnerable to social isolation and loneliness. In addition, they may be at increased risk for related health problems such as cognitive decline, depression and heart disease. This class will provide education around social isolation, loneliness and associated risk...   More >

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 >

Prison Abolition, and a Mule: Jefferson Memorial Lecture featuring Paul Butler

Lecture | October 16 | 4:10 p.m. |  Bancroft Hotel, Great Hall

 2680 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Paul Butler, The Albert Brick Professor in Law, Georgetown Law

 Graduate Division

Paul Butler will present the Jefferson lecture on Wednesday, October 16, 2019. The lecture, entitled "Prison Abolition, and a Mule," will be held in the Great Hall of the Bancroft Hotel and is free and open to the public. No tickets are required.

Paul Butler

Accenture Labs Info-Session

Information Session | October 16 | 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.

Thursday, October 17, 2019

TDPS presents 'Who Shot La Miguelito?' by Sean San José

Performing Arts - Theater | October 17 – 20, 2019 every day |  Zellerbach Playhouse

 Sean San José

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

This dynamic performance piece parallels the murder of a young street artist in San Francisco’s Mission District with the death of immigrant, working-class neighborhoods. Mapping the Mission in murals, tags, stickers, stencils, and socio-political protest art, the piece invites the audience to see, hear, and move with refugees, immigrants, first gens—and ghosts.

$13–20

  Buy tickets online

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.

Oliver E. Williamson Seminar Joint with IO Seminar

Seminar | October 17 | 12-1:30 p.m. | C330 Haas School of Business

 Tobias Salz, Professor, MIT

 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 >

Tripodi Lecture on Research Methodologies: Developing Empathetic Tech with Communities of Color for Gun Violence Prevention: A social work approach

Lecture | October 17 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Haviland Hall, Haviland Commons

 Dr. Desmond Patton, The Columbia School of Social Work, Columbia University

 Social Welfare, School of

Desmond Upton Patton is Associate Professor at Columbia University. His research uses qualitative and computational data collection methods to examine the relationship between youth and gang violence and social media; how and why violence, grief, and identity are expressed on social media; and the real-world impact these expressions have on well-being for low-income youth of color. He studies the...   More >

Align Yourself for Better Health (BEUHS411)

Workshop | October 17 | 12:10-1 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

 Greg Ryan, Ergonomics@Work

 Be Well at Work - Ergonimics

Improve your posture through awareness, exercise and ergonomics. Learn about common muscular imbalances and postural patterns. Practice strengthening, stretching, and stability exercises to promote healthy postures and better balance.

  Register online

BPM 204 Building Teams

Workshop | October 17 | 12:30-4:30 p.m. | #24 University Hall

 Human Resources

This workshop is for UC Berkeley Staff. The content covers the characteristics of and the tools necessary for building an effective team.

  Register online

IB Seminar: Title to be announced

Seminar | October 17 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Andrew Leslie, Brown University

 Department of Integrative Biology

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

Microsoft Word Mail Merge Automation

Course | October 17 | 1:30-4 p.m. | 239 Campus Shared Services (1608 4th Street, Berkeley)

 Human Resources

This course details the process of performing automated electronic mail merges. Emphasis is placed on data source connections, integration and formatting of static and dynamic content, document layout types, and mail merge feature differences with Microsoft Publisher. Learning Objectives * Create calculated fields for use in merge documents. * Prepare and format static document content for...   More >

  Register online

Seminar 251, Labor Seminar: Topic Forthcoming

Seminar | October 17 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Matthew Wiswall, UW-Madison

 Center for Labor Economics

“Some Live in Darkness, Some Live in Light”: China and Elsewhere in 1900

Colloquium | October 17 | 4-6 p.m. | Faculty Club, Heyns Room

 Peter Perdue, Professor of History, Yale University

 Wen-hsin Yeh, Professor, Department of History, UC Berkeley

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

At the turn of the twentieth century, in a brilliant spectacle, the Western powers and Japan demonstrated their imperial prowess at the Paris Exposition of 1900. Several months later, the same powers invaded China to lift the siege of the foreign legations by the Boxers and the Qing government. The Qing government fell to its nadir, but China’s inextricable links to global trends soon brought...   More >

Melos’ Prospects: Rational Domination

Lecture | October 17 | 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 5.

Santa Clara: Annual Scholarship Banquet

Social Event | October 17 | 6 p.m. |  Mariani's Inn and Restaurant

 2500 El Camino Real, Santa Clara, CA 95051

 Cal Alumni Association, UC Club of Santa Clara County

The Achievement Award Program (TAAP) is administered by CAA and awards scholarships to high-achieving, community-minded students from low-income backgrounds. The UCCSCC supports this program. Your donations will enable the Club to add funds to its TAAP scholarship.

$45

  Buy tickets online

Friday, October 18, 2019

TDPS presents 'Who Shot La Miguelito?' by Sean San José

Performing Arts - Theater | October 17 – 20, 2019 every day |  Zellerbach Playhouse

 Sean San José

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

This dynamic performance piece parallels the murder of a young street artist in San Francisco’s Mission District with the death of immigrant, working-class neighborhoods. Mapping the Mission in murals, tags, stickers, stencils, and socio-political protest art, the piece invites the audience to see, hear, and move with refugees, immigrants, first gens—and ghosts.

$13–20

  Buy tickets online

Homecoming: Reunion and Parents Weekend

Special Event | October 18 – 20, 2019 every day |  UC Berkeley Campus

 University Development and Alumni Relations

Reunion and Parents Weekend at Homecoming is UC Berkeley’s largest annual gathering welcoming thousands of alumni, parents, and families to campus for three days of fun. Festivities include alumni parties, family events, the Bear Affair Tailgate BBQ, tours and open houses, the Homecoming football game, lectures, spirit events, and more. In 2019, it takes place October 18–20.

  Registration opens July 1. Register online by September 27.

Integral Taiji and Qigong

Workshop | October 18 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

You are invited to participate in Integral Taiji & Qigong classes at the UC Botanical Garden. Our classes will focus on somatic, psycho-spiritual, ecological, and cosmological dimensions of taiji (tai chi) and qigong.

Free with Garden Admission

  Register online

'Information and Uncertainty in Data Science' Discussion Forum

Meeting | October 18 | 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.

Cybersecurity in Financial Services: Threats and Solutions (BEUHS376)

Workshop | October 18 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

 Jason Mayor, Senior Manager of IT Governance, Risk & Compliance, Raymond James

 Be Well at Work - Work/Life

Cybersecurity concerns are a by-product of the technology boom we've experienced over the last 20+ years, but who are the threat actors behind the hacks, data breaches, and fraud activity, and how can we protect ourselves moving forward? This presentation will address these questions, while providing best practices and recommendations for individuals to apply to their everyday life in order to...   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

Modeling Human Distraction in the Car Due to Acoustic Annoyances

Seminar | October 18 | 4 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Ruzena Bajcsy, UC Berkeley

 Institute of Transportation Studies

UC Berkeley's Ruzena Bajcsy will present Modeling Human Distraction in the Car Due to Acoustic Annoyances at 4 p.m. Oct. 18 at the ITS Transportation Seminar in 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building.

Ruzena Bajcsy

Organometallic Molecular Design Strategies for Luminescence, Sensing, and Photoredox Catalysis

Seminar | October 18 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Thomas Teets, Department of Chemistry, University of Houston

 College of Chemistry

This talk describes complementary synthetic strategies to enhance the photoluminescence and photoredox properties of organometallic complexes. We have addressed the long-standing challenge of designing efficient and stable blue-phosphorescent molecules, currently the most significant technological hurdle in OLED technology. Our efforts have resulted in new designs for blue-emitting iridium...   More >

Shiraz: A Romance of India

Film - Feature | October 18 | 4 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Based on the romance between seventeenth-century Mughal ruler Shah Jahan and his queen, this epic silent film is the ravishing, romantic tale behind the creation of one of the world’s most iconic structures, the Taj Mahal. Shot entirely on location in India, it features lavish costumes and gorgeous settings—all the more impressive in this restoration by the BFI National Archive, which features a...   More >

Getting to Know the Gods of Taiwan: Children’s Literature and Identity Formation

Colloquium | October 18 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Natasha Heller, Associate Professor of Chinese Religions, University of Virginia

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

In secular children’s books, gods are often part of history and culture—but what roles are they expected to play in the lives of contemporary children? Focusing on picture books and early readers about the goddess Mazu 媽祖 and the earth god (tudi gong 土地公), I will argue that they represent different strategies of incorporating religion in the creation of...   More >

East Bay World History Reading Group: The Woman Who Turned Into a Jaguar, and Other Narratives of Native Women in Archives of Colonial Mexico by Lisa Sousa

Meeting | October 18 | 5-7 p.m. |  ORIAS Office

 1995 University Ave Suite 520D, Berkeley, CA 94704

 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

76 Minutes and 16 Seconds with Abbas Kiarostami: (76 daghighe va 15 sanieh ba Abbas Kiarostami)

Film - Feature | October 18 | 6:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Filmmaker Seifollah Samadian was one of Abbas Kiarostami’s closest friends and worked alongside him for over twenty-five years, collaborating on projects such as ABC Africa and Five. In this intimate portrait, which is revealing in subtle and touching ways, Samadian draws upon footage he shot of Kiarostami on location and while traveling in Iran and abroad, showing him at work as a photographer,...   More >

Piano Recital

Performing Arts - Music | October 18 | 8 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

$16 General Admission, $12 Senior, Student (non-UCB), UCB Faculty/Staff, FREE UCB students

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

Thom Yorke: with guests: Tomorrow's Modern Boxes

Performing Arts - Music | October 18 | 8 p.m. |  Hearst Greek Theatre

 Another Planet Entertainment

Thom Yorke has confirmed a new series of live electronic performances to take place this fall in North America with Nigel Godrich and Tarik Barri, aka Tomorrow’s Modern Boxes.

  Buy tickets online

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Lacrosse: Homecoming Tailgate

Social Event | October 19 |  Kroeber Hall

 Cal Alumni Association, The Cal Men's Lacrosse Society

“Kick off” the party at The Cal Lacrosse Tailgate, three hours before the Cal versus Oregon State Homecoming Football game. [Time TBD when game time announced]. This is the place to be for All Cal Lacrosse fans and supporters; here’s why ---

Ann's Catering + TopDog Buffet: Can you think of a more quintessentially Berkeley tailgate? We'll have TopDogs on the grill, catered salads from Rick and...   More >

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Football vs. Oregon State

Sport - Intercollegiate - Football | October 19 |  Memorial Stadium

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Football hosts Oregon State at Memorial Stadium.

TDPS presents 'Who Shot La Miguelito?' by Sean San José

Performing Arts - Theater | October 17 – 20, 2019 every day |  Zellerbach Playhouse

 Sean San José

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

This dynamic performance piece parallels the murder of a young street artist in San Francisco’s Mission District with the death of immigrant, working-class neighborhoods. Mapping the Mission in murals, tags, stickers, stencils, and socio-political protest art, the piece invites the audience to see, hear, and move with refugees, immigrants, first gens—and ghosts.

$13–20

  Buy tickets online

Homecoming: Reunion and Parents Weekend

Special Event | October 18 – 20, 2019 every day |  UC Berkeley Campus

 University Development and Alumni Relations

Reunion and Parents Weekend at Homecoming is UC Berkeley’s largest annual gathering welcoming thousands of alumni, parents, and families to campus for three days of fun. Festivities include alumni parties, family events, the Bear Affair Tailgate BBQ, tours and open houses, the Homecoming football game, lectures, spirit events, and more. In 2019, it takes place October 18–20.

  Registration opens July 1. Register online by September 27.

Career Clinic: Making a Successful Career Transition: Roadmap for Change

Lecture | October 19 | 9 a.m.-3 p.m. | 207 UC Berkeley Extension (Golden Bear Center)

 Rebecca Andersen, Career Services at the UC Berkeley Information School; RuthAnn Haffke, UC Berkeley School of Public Health

 UC Berkeley Extension

Making a career transition can be bewildering: how do you find jobs? How can you stand out as a candidate? And, if you finally get an interview, how do you showcase yourself as the best candidate? This workshop will walk participants through each step of making a career transition. Through interactive exercises, we will cover strategies in personal branding, networking, résumé and LinkedIn...   More >

$50

  Register online

How to Read an Object: focus on Ancient Peru

Workshop | October 19 | 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. |  Hearst Museum of Anthropology

  , Berkeley, CA

 Christine Hastorf, UC Berkeley, Anthropology

 ORIAS, Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

What can physical artifacts teach us about past human interactions, activities, and beliefs? How can you teach your students to analyze and infer meanings from objects?

Teachers are invited to come explore a selection of museum objects associated with the ancient Andean region.

free for teachers

  Register online

The Surprises of the Sunflower

Lecture | October 19 | 10-11 a.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building

 Benjamin K. Blackman Assistant Professor, Plant and Microbial Biology

 College of Natural Resources

Five thousand years ago, early farmers took a special interest in sunflowers. Through its continued cultivation since that time, the sunflower has evolved into an essential crop that permeates human life, whether in beautiful bouquets, as salty snacks, or as a primary source of cooking oil in many parts of the world. This lecture will examine how the sequencing of modern and archaeological...   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

What's Next for the Blue Bin?

Lecture | October 19 | 1:30-2:30 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building

 Kate O’Neill Professor, Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management

 College of Natural Resources

Last year, China stopped taking most foreign recyclables. Previously, 40 percent of the United States’s paper, plastics, and other recyclable materials were sent there. Beijing’s decision threw U.S. recycling into a crisis that reaches from global political decision-making all the way down to what we decide to put into our blue bins. This lecture draws on O’Neill’s new book, Waste, to talk about...   More >

Kate O’Neill Professor, Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management

Close-Up: (Nama-ye nazdik)

Film - Feature | October 19 | 8 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

A film buff on trial for impersonating the famed Iranian director Mohsen Makhmalbaf becomes the centerpiece of Kiarostami’s continuously surprising treatise on the intersections of cinematic fiction, documentary, and the construction of both social reality and personal identity. After the arrest of Hossein Sabzian, a cineaste/grifter who wormed his way into a family’s home by promising to make a...   More >

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.