<< Week of January 05 >>

Sunday, January 5, 2020

Winter Weeks

Special Event | December 21, 2019 – January 5, 2020 every day with exceptions |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

The Hall’s annual Winter Weeks celebration is back!

Celebrate the holiday season and the start of the new year with two weeks of scientific exploration at UC Berkeley's public science center.

Enjoy all your favorite activities and exhibits—such as the Animal Discovery Room, Ingenuity Challenges, and the Planetarium—every day during Winter Weeks. Plus, experience some of our newest...   More >

Women's Basketball vs. Washington State

Sport - Intercollegiate - Basketball | January 5 | 12 p.m. |  Haas Pavilion

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Women's Basketball hosts Washington State at Haas Pavilion.

Surrealist Self-Portrait Workshop

Workshop | January 5 | 2 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Let go of rational control of your self-image and work with artist Johnny Galvan to create an artwork guided by surrealist methods in this workshop in conjunction with the exhibition Strange. Have your photo taken, then use surrealist drawing techniques to make a self-portrait, and see how these two images can be juxtaposed and layered using the Risograph printer.

Johnny Galvan is an artist...   More >

Monday, January 6, 2020

Professional Program in Graphic Design

Information Session | January 6 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | 702 UC Berkeley Extension (SF Campus at 160 Spear St.)

 UC Berkeley Extension

UC Berkeley Extension's Professional Program in Graphic Design offers a study of design principles and an appreciation of historical and current trends. Find out how you can learn from industry professionals to build a portfolio and advance in the field.

  Register online

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Women's Tennis vs. CAL WINTER INVITATIONAL

Sport - Intercollegiate - Tennis | January 7 |  Hellman Tennis Center

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Women's Tennis hosts CAL WINTER INVITATIONAL at Hellman Tennis Complex.

Garden Closed

Special Event | January 7 – December 1, 2020 the first Tuesday of the month every month |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

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

-Why is the Garden Closed two days a month?
For the safety of the public and the safety of the collection, the Garden’s Horticultural staff need two days 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...   More >

Post-Baccalaureate Program for Counseling and Psychology Professions Online Information Session

Information Session | January 7 | 11-11:45 a.m. |  Online

 UC Berkeley Extension

Whether you are a career changer or already working in the field, understand how this program can help you plan an academic program of study and initiate the graduate- school application process.

  Register online

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.

Professional Program in Health Informatics Online Information Session

Information Session | January 7 | 1-1:45 p.m. |  Online

 UC Berkeley Extension

Learn about this fully online program that prepares you to launch a new career in health informatics or advance in your current position. Geared for both clinical and nonclinical professionals, this program provides you with the understanding of both the technology and the health care best practices so that you can succeed.

$0

  Register online

Microsoft Excel VBA Function Programming

Workshop | January 7 | 1:30-4 p.m. | 28 University Hall

 Human Resources

This course details the process by which custom, user-defined functions are created using the Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) programming language. Once defined, VBA functions may be used in Microsoft Excel to produce custom calculated outcomes that extend beyond the capabilities of the standard Excel function library. Learning Objectives * Understand the VBA Project hierarchy and...   More >

  Register online

Certificate Program in Clinical Research Conduct and Management

Information Session | January 7 | 4-5 p.m. | 206 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

Professional Program in User-Experience (UX) Design

Information Session | January 7 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | 609 UC Berkeley Extension (SF Campus at 160 Spear St.)

 UC Berkeley Extension

UC Berkeley Extension's Professional Program in User-Experience Design gives you the training and knowledge you need to develop a portfolio to prepare to enter the field of UX design. Our instructors are experienced designers who bring real-world case studies and challenges to illuminate the theory behind UX. Find out how you can benefit from this curriculum and advance in the field.

 Free. Register online

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Women's Tennis vs. CAL WINTER INVITATIONAL

Sport - Intercollegiate - Tennis | January 8 |  Hellman Tennis Center

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Women's Tennis hosts CAL WINTER INVITATIONAL at Hellman Tennis Complex.

Certificate Program in Health Advocacy Online Information Session

Information Session | January 8 | 11-11:45 a.m. |  Online

 UC Berkeley Extension

Gain an in-depth understanding of the complex and dynamic U.S. health care system. Explore key policy and ethical challenges, and learn to become a health advocate who is qualified to advise patients and their families about health care issues.

  Register online

Certificate Program in the Treatment of Substance Use Disorders Online Information Session

Information Session | January 8 | 1-1:45 p.m. |  Online

 Cindy Hong, M.P.H.

 UC Berkeley Extension

Developed in association with the UC Berkeley School of Public Health, this newly renamed certificate raises the quality of professionalism in counseling and follows a three-level, evidence-based approach to the critical issues that contribute to substance abuse.

  Register online

How to Write a Research Proposal Workshop

Workshop | January 8 | 4:30-5:30 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Leah Carroll, Haas Scholars Program Manager/Advisor, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Need to write a grant proposal? This workshop is for you! You'll get a head start on defining your research question, developing a lit review and project plan, presenting your qualifications, and creating a realistic budget.

Open to all UC Berkeley students.

Tokyo Twilight

Film - Feature | January 8 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Yasujiro Ozu’s last black-and-white film finds him in an unusually melodramatic mode. Set among the twilit interiors, dingy bars, and mahjong parlors of Tokyo’s seedier quarters, the story tells of two sisters living with their father. The elder has fled an unhappy marriage; the younger, unmarried, is rapidly sliding into delinquency and worse. When the sisters discover that their mother,...   More >

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Women's Tennis vs. CAL WINTER INVITATIONAL

Sport - Intercollegiate - Tennis | January 9 |  Hellman Tennis Center

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Women's Tennis hosts CAL WINTER INVITATIONAL at Hellman Tennis Complex.

Urban Displacement Project Symposium: Predicting neighborhood change using big data and machine learning: Implications for theory, methods, and practice

Conference/Symposium | January 9 – 10, 2020 every day | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Doe Library, 190 Doe Library

 Berkeley Institute for Data Science

This symposium will convene an international group of urban researchers with deep interests in data science and neighborhood change. Despite decades of research on neighborhood change, there has been little corresponding methodological development: studies still tend to either rely primarily on ...   More >

Spring 2020 Special Seminar: Bioengineered Immune Cell Signalling; Talking to T cells

Seminar | January 9 | 10:30-11:30 a.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Derfogail Delcassian, Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research, MIT; Department of Regenerative Medicine and Cellular Therapies, University of Nottingham

 Bioengineering (BioE)

T cells are a central component of the immune system, and can display activated and/or suppressive phenotypes. Controlling T cell behaviour, and balancing these phenotypes, is key to controlling immune responses in a wide range of diseases; including cancer, wound healing, and organ rejection. In this talk, we show the development of bioengineered interfaces that can be used to communicate with T...   More >

BioE Seminar: Bioengineered Immune Cell Signalling; Talking to T cells

Seminar | January 9 | 10:30-11:30 a.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Derfogail Delcassian, Koch Institute for Integrative Cancer Research, MIT; Department of Regenerative Medicine and Cellular Therapies, University of Nottingham

 Bioengineering (BioE)

T cells are a central component of the immune system, and can display activated and/or suppressive phenotypes. Controlling T cell behaviour, and balancing these phenotypes, is key to controlling immune responses in a wide range of diseases; including cancer, wound healing, and organ rejection. In this talk, we show the development of bioengineered interfaces that can be used to communicate with T...   More >

Pitch Your Deep Tech Startup to Investor Panel of VCs and Angels

Special Event | January 9 | 6:15-9 p.m. | UC Berkeley Extension (SF Campus at 160 Spear St.), 608-609

 Amy LaMeyer, Managing Partner, The WXR Fund

 Allison Steitz, Investor, BlueRun Ventures

 Steph Rhee, Investor, Playground Global

 Yating Xia, Investor, T Fund

 UC Berkeley Extension, Epic Events, VR51

UC Berkeley Extension is thrilled to host a pitch night event on Thursday, January 9, at the San Francisco Center! If you are curious about seeing how deep tech startups (AI, AR, blockchain, biotech, etc.) can pitch their company in front of a panel of expert VCs and Angel judges, or if you want to meet with investors and network with founders, join us at 6:15 pm and meet with Amy LaMeyer,...   More >

La Pointe Courte

Film - Feature | January 9 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Made outside the French film industry on a shoestring budget, Varda’s 1954 debut has been called by historian Georges Sadoul “truly the first film of the nouvelle vague”; its innovative editing, location shooting, and use of nonprofessional actors seem as radical now as they did then. A sun-scarred Mediterranean fishing port is both background and plot element for a fractured tale of reunited...   More >

Friday, January 10, 2020

Application Deadline for the Product Development Program

Deadline | January 10 |  Online

 Department of Chemical Engineering

Applications for PDP21 (August 2020 to May 2021) will close on Friday, January 10th, 2020. Graduates of the Product Development Program almost exclusively choose to enter industry to embark on a professional or managerial career related to bringing new products and technologies into commercial reality. If you're interested in learning more, please see the attached brochure or register for our...   More >

Andean Studies Conference, Day 1: Institute for Andean Studies

Conference/Symposium | January 10 | 8:30 a.m.-5:40 p.m. | 160 Kroeber Hall

 John Rick, President, Institute for Andean Studies

 Institute of Andean Studies

The Institute of Andean Studies was the vision of John H. Rowe (1918–2004), who founded it in 1960.

$40 Early registration, $10 Student early registration, $60 Registration after Jan 1 and at the door, $20 Student registration after Jan 1 and at the door

  Register online or by calling 5106847930, or by emailing instituteofandeanstudies@gmail.com

Urban Displacement Project Symposium: Predicting neighborhood change using big data and machine learning: Implications for theory, methods, and practice

Conference/Symposium | January 9 – 10, 2020 every day | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Doe Library, 190 Doe Library

 Berkeley Institute for Data Science

This symposium will convene an international group of urban researchers with deep interests in data science and neighborhood change. Despite decades of research on neighborhood change, there has been little corresponding methodological development: studies still tend to either rely primarily on ...   More >

Pine Tree: Brushpainting with Karen LeGault

Workshop | January 10 | 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

Integral Taiji and Qigong

Workshop | January 10 | 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. We will practice standing meditation, walking meditation, the Microcosmic Orbit, Tai Chi Ruler, the Eight Treasures, cleansing the internal organs, embodying the elements, tai chi...   More >

Free with Garden Admission

  Register online or by calling 510-664-7606

Certificate Program in Clinical Research Conduct and Management Online Information Session

Information Session | January 10 | 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

Blue Velvet

Film - Feature | January 10 | 6:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Lynch’s color-saturated noir posits a small-town America steeped in psychic dread, where evil lurks beneath the manicured lawns. The plot concerns amateur sleuth Kyle MacLachlan’s encounters with bruised chanteuse Isabella Rossellini, girl-next-door Laura Dern, and sociopath-next-door Dennis Hopper; after a series of sordid set pieces, the bluebird of happiness finally arrives, but it’s an...   More >

Full: Howl and Beat

Performing Arts - Music | January 10 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Acclaimed Bay Area recording artist and producer PC Muñoz returns with an evening of literary and musical explorations inspired by the Beat Generation. Muñoz and a knockout array of Bay Area wordsmiths and musicians offer recontextualizations of classic works, a live “cut-up” collaboration with the audience, and premieres of new Beat-inspired pieces.

Perfomers include: Tongo Eisen-Martin,...   More >

Mass in Troubled Times: Berkeley Community Chorus and Orchestra

Performing Arts - Music | January 10 | 8 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 YoonGeong Lee, soprano; Anne Maguire, alto; Andrew Turner, tenor; Edward Vogel, bass

 Berkeley Community Chorus and Orchestra

Haydn Lord Nelson Mass (#11 in D minor)
Mozart Coronation Mass (K.317 in C major)

Ming Luke, Conductor

Saturday, January 11, 2020

Andean Studies Conference, Day 2: Institute for Andean Studies

Conference/Symposium | January 11 | 8:30 a.m.-10 p.m. | 160 Kroeber Hall

 John Rick, President, Institute for Andean Studies

 Institute of Andean Studies

The Institute of Andean Studies was the vision of John H. Rowe (1918–2004), who founded it in 1960.

$40 Early registration, $10 Student early registration, $60 Registration after Jan 1 and at the door, $20 Student registration after Jan 1 and at the door

  Register online or or by emailing instituteofandeanstudies@gmail.com

Clinical Laboratory Scientist Preparatory Program

Information Session | January 11 | 10-11 a.m. | 503 UC Berkeley Extension (SF Campus at 160 Spear St.)

 UC Berkeley Extension

Find out how this program can enhance your background in the biological or chemical sciences and prepare you for application to certified clinical laboratory scientist training programs.

 UNEX 1053. Make reservations online or by calling 510-642-4111

Gallery + Studio: Great Cosmic Eyes

Workshop | January 11 | 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Experience the magical realism of Sylvia Fein’s glowing egg tempera paintings, then work with artist Mary Curtis Ratcliff to learn a paint-resist technique—using waxed colors and tempera—for revealing mysterious eyes in unexpected places!

About Gallery + Studio
On the second Saturday of each month, Gallery + Studio connects art viewing with art making in ways that engage both young people and...   More >

Gallery + Studio: Great Cosmic Eyes

Workshop | January 11 | 1-2:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Experience the magical realism of Sylvia Fein’s glowing egg tempera paintings, then work with artist Mary Curtis Ratcliff to learn a paint-resist technique—using waxed colors and tempera—for revealing mysterious eyes in unexpected places!

About Gallery + Studio
On the second Saturday of each month, Gallery + Studio connects art viewing with art making in ways that engage both young people and...   More >

Fritz Lang’s Indian Epic, Part I: The Tiger of Eschnapur

Film - Feature | January 11 | 1:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Institute for South Asia Studies

A man-eating tiger, an entrancing temple dancer, a menacing maharajah: such are the thrills and perils encountered by a German architect in India in Fritz Lang’s two-part epic The Tiger of Eschnapur and The Indian Tomb. After decades of exile in Hollywood, Lang returned to Germany in 1958 to direct the films, working from a script that he and Thea von Harbou had originally developed in 1920. The...   More >

Mass in Troubled Times: Berkeley Community Chorus and Orchestra

Performing Arts - Music | January 11 | 3 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 YoonGeong Lee, soprano; Anne Maguire, alto; Andrew Turner, tenor; Edward Vogel, bass

 Berkeley Community Chorus and Orchestra

Haydn Lord Nelson Mass (#11 in D minor)
Mozart Coronation Mass (K.317 in C major)

Ming Luke, Conductor

Roundtable Reading: Guts by Raina Telgemeier

Reading - Literary | January 11 | 3 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Raina wakes up one night with a terrible upset stomach. Her mom has one, too, so it’s probably just a bug. When Raina returns to school, she’s facing the usual highs and lows with friends, not-friends, and classmates. And her tummy trouble isn’t going away; in fact, it coincides with her worries about food, school, and changing friendships. What’s going on? This relatable graphic novel,...   More >

Fritz Lang’s Indian Epic, Part II: The Indian Tomb

Film - Feature | January 11 | 3:45 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Institute for South Asia Studies

In the second half of Lang’s two-part epic, our German hero tries to escape with his beloved, the temple dancer Seetha, but is captured and imprisoned in a dungeon. Meanwhile, a palace rebellion threatens to depose the maharajah. The film reaches a pinnacle of exoticism with Debra Paget’s eye-popping, censor-defying “snake dance.”

Cléo from 5 to 7

Film - Feature | January 11 | 6 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

The film that established Agnès Varda’s international reputation, Cléo from 5 to 7 is a classic work of the French New Wave, distinguished by its original form and intimate portraiture. Presenting events that appear to unfold in real time, Cléo chronicles two hours in the life of a pop singer (Corinne Marchand), who is waiting to learn if she has cancer. Shot entirely on location in the streets...   More >

Eraserhead

Film - Feature | January 11 | 8 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Four decades later, Lynch’s debut feature, a self-described “dream of dark and troubling things,” remains a work of queasy genius. Eraserhead is the story of Henry, cursed with an innocence bordering on retardation, and a lonely life in a box-like apartment. Henry, however, does have a girlfriend, and she is in a family way. Their life together is filled with substance—every rubbery, nauseating...   More >

Exhibits and Ongoing Events

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, 2019 – January 31, 2020 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

Object Lessons: The Egyptian Collections of the University of California, Berkeley

Exhibit - Artifacts | November 11, 2019 – May 22, 2020 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday with exceptions | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Bancroft Library, Gallery and Corridor

 Friends of The Bancroft Library, Bancroft Library, Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

Object Lessons brings together ancient and modern Egyptian artifacts from the Center for the Tebtunis Papyri and the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology in an exhibition in The Bancroft Library Gallery and Corridor. In the gallery, we invite you to explore how items from everyday life were created and discarded, excavated and conserved, from antiquity to the present day. The corridor...   More >