<< Week of December 08 >>

Sunday, December 8, 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

Takács Quartet: The Complete String Quartets of Béla Bartók

Performing Arts - Music | December 8 | 3-5 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Cal Performances

Programs:
Saturday, December 7
String Quartet No. 1
String Quartet No. 3
String Quartet No. 5

Sunday, December 8
String Quartet No. 2
String Quartet No. 4
String Quartet No. 6

$86 (prices subject to change)

  Tickets go on sale August 6. Buy tickets online or by calling 5106429988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Takács Quartet performs The Complete String Quartets of Béla Bartók Saturday–Sunday, December 7–8, 2019 in Hertz Hall.

Monday, December 9, 2019

PERL Seminar: “Strategic Symbolic Politics”

Seminar | December 9 | 12:40-1:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 David R. Foster

 Department of Economics

ERL is an opportunity for PhD students to present work in progress and receive valuable feedback from faculty and peers.

Seminar 271, Development: Topic Forthcoming

Seminar | December 9 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Jeremy Magruder, UC Berkeley, ARE

 Department of Economics

Andrew Braisted Award Lecture: "Radicals: Your Life is in their Hands RNR as a Paradigm"

Lecture | December 9 | 4-5 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 JoAnne Stubbe, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 College of Chemistry

Ribonucleotide reductases (RNRs) catalyze the de novo reduction of NDPs to dNDPs in all organisms, controlling their relative ratios and amounts and contributing to the fidelity of DNA replication and repair. The class Ia RNRs are composed of a2 and b2 subunits that form an active and dynamic a2b2 complex. Studies with mechanism-based inhibitors have revealed half-sites reactivity with only one...   More >

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Understanding the Process II: A Deeper Dive (BEUHS551)

Workshop | December 10 | 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 >

December Open Berkeley Site Builder Training

Workshop | December 10 | 9:30-11:30 a.m. | 104A Banway Building

 2111 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94720

 Information Services and Technology (IST)

Open Berkeley Site Builder Training sessions cover the fundamentals of the Open Berkeley turnkey website solution.

Organic Chemistry Seminar

Seminar | December 10 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Keary Engle, The Scripps Research Institute

 College of Chemistry

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.

Certificate Program in Clinical Research Conduct and Management

Information Session | December 10 | 4-5 p.m. | 212 UC Berkeley Extension (Golden Bear Center)

 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

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Jacobs Winter Design Showcase

Tour/Open House | December 11 – 12, 2019 every day |  Jacobs Hall

 Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation

On Wednesday, December 11, and Thursday, December 12, please join the Jacobs Institute for the Jacobs Winter Design Showcase. At this open house, you can meet student designers, check out innovations in fields from health to mobility, and celebrate the semester over conversation and refreshments. Student projects will engage topics from biodesign and social impact to mobility and prosthetics.

Computer Health Matters: User Friendly Workstations (BEUHS400)

Workshop | December 11 | 9-10 a.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

 Greg Ryan, Be Well at Work - Ergonomics

 Be Well at Work - Ergonimics

Learn how to set up a user-friendly workstation and practice stretches to help relieve computer-related aches and pains. This workshop is required to qualify for computer ergonomics matching funds.

  Register online

Keyboards and Mice: Ergonomic Alternatives (BEUHS401)

Workshop | December 11 | 10:10-11 a.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

 Greg Ryan, Campus Ergonomist, Be well at Work - Ergonomics

 Be Well at Work - Ergonimics

Learn about the ergonomics of keyboards and pointing devices, including appropriate workstation set-up, postures, and techniques for using them. Find out about the keyboards and pointing devices covered by the Computer Ergonomics Matching Funds Program. Enroll online at the UC Learning Center.

  Register online

Chamber Music: Noon Concert Series

Performing Arts - Music | December 11 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall | Note change in date

 Department of Music

David Milnes, Music Director

Free. No reserved seating.

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

Public Income Support and Health at Older Ages: A Demography Brown Bag Talk

Colloquium | December 11 | 12-1 p.m. | 2232 Piedmont, Seminar Room

 Emma Aguila, Professor, Sol Price School of Public Policy, University of Southern California

 Population Science, Department of Demography

Emma Aguila is an Assistant Professor at the USC Sol Price School of Public of Policy. Her research interests include pension reform, saving for retirement, access to social security benefits and healthcare for vulnerable elderly population, and the interrelation between socioeconomic status and health.

No MVZ Lunch Seminar

Seminar | December 11 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 VLSB, Grinnell-Miller Library

 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 >

Homebuying: What you Need to Know (BEUHS341)

Workshop | December 11 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club

 Carla Higgins, Realtor

 Be Well at Work - Work/Life

Thinking about buying a first home? Not sure where to start?
Join Realtor Carla Higgins to learn about:
• the homebuying process
• sources of down-payment and closing-cost assistance
• credit repair
• mortgage types
• who should be on your homebuying team
• the benefits of homebuyer education
• more

BIO: Carla is an experienced Realtor with 19 years’ experience, a single mother of 3...   More >

  Enroll online

Microsoft Access Form Design

Course | December 11 | 1:30-4 p.m. | 28 University Hall

 Human Resources

This course details the process of creating new Form objects in a Microsoft Access database. Emphasis is placed on core functional concepts of data transmission to Tables, Controls and Control properties, design and formatting, and calculated Controls. • Understand the purpose and interdependencies of the six major database object types. • Understand the functional concepts of Form objects such...   More >

  Register online

Toastmasters on Campus Club: Learn public speaking

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

 Toastmasters on Campus

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

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Jacobs Winter Design Showcase

Tour/Open House | December 11 – 12, 2019 every day |  Jacobs Hall

 Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation

On Wednesday, December 11, and Thursday, December 12, please join the Jacobs Institute for the Jacobs Winter Design Showcase. At this open house, you can meet student designers, check out innovations in fields from health to mobility, and celebrate the semester over conversation and refreshments. Student projects will engage topics from biodesign and social impact to mobility and prosthetics.

RAPDP - Intermediate - Federal Cost Policy and Compliance

Workshop | December 12 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | 24 University Hall

 Human Resources

Synopsis: An intermediate workshop on Federal cost policy that details how the OMB Circulars are implemented, covers the changes in the new Uniform Guidance, and explores some specific compliance issues like the Federal Acquisition Regulation and Participant Support. Learning Objectives: • Identify the RA’s responsibilities regarding financial compliance • Describe the Federal Acquisition...   More >

  Register online

Relaxing Sound Meditation (BEUHS066)

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

 Melissa Felsenstein, Inner Sounds Meditation

 Be Well at Work - Employee Assistance

Unplug and feel an empty mind as you are immersed in tone and vibration of quartz crystal bowls and other instruments during this free Sound Bath. Learn how live calming sounds can be help reduce stress, release tension, balance the nervous system, and encourage healthier sleep.

Meditate without effort and unlock new creative insight, sharpened instincts, and a doorway into a calm mind. Many...   More >

  Enroll online

IB Seminar: Can mathematical ecology help us understand and treat cancer?

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

 Frederick Adler, The University of Utah

 Department of Integrative Biology

Google Forms Design

Course | December 12 | 1:30-3 p.m. |  Virtual Classroom

 Human Resources

This course details the process of designing and distributing surveys and quizzes using Google Forms. Emphasis is placed on question design, data validation, survey distribution methods, response metrics, security permissions, and integration with Google Sheets and Microsoft Excel. Learning Objectives * Design online Forms for hosting and data collection on Google Drive. * Set Form options to...   More >

  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

Division of Neurobiology and H. Wills Neuroscience Institute

Seminar | December 12 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

 Josh Rosenthal

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Mathematics Department Colloquium: TBD

Colloquium | December 12 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Hari Manoharan, Stanford University

 Department of Mathematics

TDPS presents the 2019 Fall Choreography Showcase

Performing Arts - Theater | December 12 – 13, 2019 every day | 5-9 p.m. | Zellerbach Hall, Room 7

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

The Fall Choreography Showcase highlights the work of promising, emerging choreographers. With the guidance of professor and award-winning dance theater artist Joe Goode, TDPS students present original solos and duets.

 Free tickets will be available online in Fall 2019.

Friday, December 13, 2019

PFAS Contamination: An Emerging Problem in California: A UC Berkeley Superfund Research Program Meeting

Conference/Symposium | December 13 | 9 a.m.-6 p.m. | David Brower Center, Goldman Theater

 2150 Allston Way, Suite 100, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Martyn Smith, Professor, University of California Berkeley; Rachel Morello-Frosch, Professor, University of California Berkeley; Andres Cardenas, Assistant Professor, University of California Berkeley; Lauren Zeise, Director, Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment, California's Environmental Protection Agency; June-Soo Park, Research Scientist, Department of Toxic Substances Control, California's Environmental Protection Agency

 David Sedlak, Professor, University of California Berkeley

 UC Berkeley Superfund Research Program

Expert panelists will discuss future research needs related to PFAS (per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances) contamination in California including: the scope of the problem, analytical measurement, epidemiology, toxicokinetics, toxicology, and remediation. The UC Berkeley Superfund Research Program is directed by Professor Martyn Smith.

$40 Regular admission, includes lunch and evening reception, $20 Reduced admission for students, includes lunch and evening reception

  Registration opens September 6. Register online by November 6.

Essig Brunch Seminar: Entomology - insects, arachnids, and other arthopods

Seminar | October 4 – December 13, 2019 every Friday with exceptions | 10-11 a.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 1101 (UCMP "fishbowl")

 See website for current speaker and topic

 Essig Museum of Entomology

Weekly seminar series focused on insect ecology, evolution, behavior, and other research topics.

MRED+D Admissions Webinar

Information Session | December 13 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Online

 College of Environmental Design

MRED+D Admissions Webinar

BIDS Forum: Information and Uncertainty in Data Science

Meeting | December 13 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 190B Doe Library

 Berkeley Institute for Data Science

Full details about this meeting will be posted here: https://bids.berkeley.edu/events.

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

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology Annual Capstone Lecture: From budding yeast to human stem cells: the cell biology of membrane trafficking and the cytoskeleton

Seminar | December 13 | 3-4 p.m. | Bechtel Engineering Center, Sibley Auditorium

 David Drubin, University of California, Berkeley

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Department of Molecular & Cell Biology Annual Capstone Lecture

TDPS presents the 2019 Fall Choreography Showcase

Performing Arts - Theater | December 12 – 13, 2019 every day | 5-9 p.m. | Zellerbach Hall, Room 7

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

The Fall Choreography Showcase highlights the work of promising, emerging choreographers. With the guidance of professor and award-winning dance theater artist Joe Goode, TDPS students present original solos and duets.

 Free tickets will be available online in Fall 2019.

UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra

Performing Arts - Music | December 13 – 14, 2019 every day | 8 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

David Milnes, Music Director

$35 General Admission, $25 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, December 14, 2019

Women's Basketball vs. Cal vs. Santa Clara

Sport - Intercollegiate - Basketball | December 14 |  Haas Pavilion

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Women's Basketball hosts Santa Clara at Haas Pavilion.

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

Cal at Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (Parts One and Two)

Performing Arts - Theater | December 14 | 2-10 p.m. |  Curran Theatre

  , San Francisco, CA

 Cal Alumni Association

Based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne, and John Tiffany, HARRY POTTER AND THE CURSED CHILD arrives at the Curran in Fall 2019. With record-breaking productions currently running in London, New York, and Melbourne, the San Francisco production will mark the fourth engagement of the smash hit play, as well as its West Coast premiere in North America. HARRY POTTER AND THE...   More >

Eighth Blackbird

Performing Arts - Music | December 14 | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Playhouse

 Cal Performances

Program:
Nina Shekhar/ice ‘n’ SPICE (Bay Area Premiere)
Viet Cuong/Electric Aroma (Bay Area Premiere)
Fjóla Evans/Eroding (Bay Area Premiere)
Holly Harrison/Lobster Tales and Turtle Soup (Bay Area Premiere)
Andy Akiho/Karakurenai
Jonathan Bailey Holland/The Clarity of Cold Air
Pamela Z/Ways of Looking (Bay Area Premiere)

$26-42 (prices subject to change)

  Tickets go on sale August 6. Buy tickets online or by calling 5106429988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Eighth Blackbird performs Saturday, December 14, 2019 in Zellerbach Playhouse. (credit: Courtesy of Eighth Blackbird)

UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra

Performing Arts - Music | December 13 – 14, 2019 every day | 8 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

David Milnes, Music Director

$35 General Admission, $25 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

The Life and Career of Kaneji Domoto

Exhibit - Multimedia | August 19 – December 16, 2019 every day | 210 Wurster Hall

 Environmental Design, College of

This exhibition explores the complex story behind the only American Japanese architect and landscape architect at Frank Lloyd Wright’s Usonian community, in Westchester County, New York in 1944.

The Languages of Berkeley: An Online Exhibition

Exhibit - Multimedia | September 1, 2019 – August 31, 2020 every day |  Free Speech Movement Cafe (Moffitt Library)

 Library, Berkeley Language Center

Celebrates the magnificent diversity of languages that advance research, teaching, and learning at the University of California, Berkeley. It is the point of embarkation for an exciting sequential exhibit that will build on one post per week, showcasing an array of digitized works in the original language chosen by those who work with these languages on a daily basis - librarians, professors,...   More >

Power and the People: The U.S. Census and Who Counts

Exhibit - Artifacts | September 16, 2019 – March 1, 2020 every day | Doe Library, Bernice Layne Brown Gallery

 Library

Since 1790, the U.S. Census has impacted many aspects of our lives. It determines congressional apportionment, decides which communities receive a slice of $500,000,000,000 in federal funds, and provides information essential to policy making. Census questions also reflect the beliefs, concerns and prejudices of their time, starting with the first census which mandated that enslaved people be...   More >

Power to the People

You Are On Indian Land: There There (On the Same Page 2019): An Exhibit of Library Collections relating to the Native American community of Oakland

Exhibit - Multimedia | August 26 – December 31, 2019 every day | Moffitt Undergraduate Library, 3rd floor

 Library

Tommy Orange's debut novel, There There, is this year's On the Same Page program reading. The entire campus community is encouraged to read the book and participate in classes and events this Fall.

“Orange’s debut is an ambitious meditation on identity and its broken alternatives, on myth filtered through the lens of time and poverty and urban life. Its many short chapters are told through a...   More >

 Show UCB ID to enter Moffitt Library

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 >

Photographs by Ken Light: American Stories

Exhibit - Photography | August 28, 2019 – May 15, 2020 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | Stephens Hall, Townsend Center, 220 Stephens

 Townsend Center for the Humanities, Journalism, Graduate School of

In an exhibition of selected works from the past five decades, documentary photographer Ken Light probes social and political issues in America.

 Viewing hours are generally Monday-Friday, 9 am to 4 pm. The exhibit is located in a space also used for events. Please contact the Townsend Center to confirm availability.