<< Week of March 1 >>

Sunday, March 1, 2020

Louis Lortie, piano

Performing Arts - Music | March 1 | 3-5 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Cal Performances

Program:
Liszt/Années de pèlerinage

$52 (prices subject to change)

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

Pianist Louis Lortie performs Sunday, March 1, 2020 in Hertz Hall. (credit: Elias Photography)

Monday, March 2, 2020

WiDS Berkeley

Special Event | March 2 |  Banatao Auditorium, Sutardja Dai Hall, UC Berkeley

 Information, School of

A one-day technical conference bringing together data scientists and professionals from around the globe to discuss the latest research and applications of data science.

BPM 206 Growing as a Coach

Workshop | March 2 | 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. | 24 University Hall

 Human Resources

This workshop is for UC Berkeley Staff. The content provides the fundamental tools and techniques to coach others and give effective feedback to enable employees to do their best work and develop themselves for the future.

Cynthia A. Chan Memorial Lecture: "The Coming of Age of de novo Protein Design"

Lecture | March 2 | 4-5 p.m. |  Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center

 David Baker, University of Washington

 College of Chemistry

Proteins mediate the critical processes of life and beautifully solve the challenges faced during the evolution of modern organisms. Our goal is to design a new generation of proteins that address current day problems not faced during evolution. In contrast to traditional protein engineering efforts, which have focused on modifying naturally occurring proteins, we design new proteins from scratch...   More >

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

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 >

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.

Physical Chemistry Seminar

Seminar | March 3 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Physical Chemistry Seminar Speaker

 College of Chemistry

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

TDPS presents The New Play Reading Series

Performing Arts - Theater | March 4 | B4 Dwinelle Hall

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

The New Play Reading Series is a directed group study course led by current Performance Studies graduate students. Students in the course form a repertory theater company dedicated to the reading of three new plays by up-and-coming playwrights.

BSAC Research Review Spring 2020, UC Berkeley, March 4-5

Conference/Symposium | March 4 – 5, 2020 every day | 8 a.m.-6 p.m. | Bechtel Engineering Center, Sibley Auditorium

 Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center (BSAC)

Discovery Station: Newts and Pond Insects

Special Event | March 4 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Newts return! Each year, the winter rains prompt newts to migrate to the Garden’s Japanese Pool where their mating behaviors can be easily observed. Docents will be on hand to provide garden visitors with an up-close look at newts at all stages of their life cycle, and to answer questions about these amazing and adorable animals. Free with Garden admission.

Your Values at Work

Workshop | March 4 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 198 University Hall

 Human Resources

Values contribute to the meaning and satisfaction we find in work. This workshop offers a chance to clarify your highest-priority work related values, and explore avenues for enhancing alignment in your values and your work.

  Register online

Ravi Bellamkonda, 2020 Distinguished Lecture in Bioengineering

Seminar | March 4 | 3-5 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium

 Ravi Bellamkonda, Duke University

 Bioengineering (BioE)

Professor, Biomedical Engineering,
Vinik Dean of the Pratt School of Engineering,
Duke University

Bellamkonda's research explores the interplay of biomaterials and the nervous system for the development of peripheral nerve regeneration, brain electrode interfacing, and brain tumor therapies.

AIA Joukowsky Lecture - Investigating a Minoan coastal town in east Crete: new work at Palaikastro, 2012-16

Lecture | March 4 | 7-9 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Carl Knappett, Walter Graham/ Homer Thompson Chair in Aegean Prehistory, Department of Art, University of Toronto

 San Francisco Society of the Archaeological Institute of America

Palaikastro is one of the most intensively excavated settlements of Minoan Crete. Yet, we still understand relatively little of its urban organization, and how the town fit in its wider landscape. In this talk I report on a five-year project (2012-16) that has conducted excavations in a new neighborhood on the edge of town, while also applying techniques of landscape analysis to look at the...   More >

Thursday, March 5, 2020

BSAC Research Review Spring 2020, UC Berkeley, March 4-5

Conference/Symposium | March 4 – 5, 2020 every day | 8 a.m.-6 p.m. | Bechtel Engineering Center, Sibley Auditorium

 Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center (BSAC)

BPM 108 Recruiting and Hiring Staff

Workshop | March 5 | 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. | 24 University Hall

 Human Resources

This workshop is for UC Berkeley Staff. The content covers how to effectively recruit and hire staff based on federal and state regulations and UC policies to conduct consistent, legal, and fair hiring processes through all stages of the full-cycle recruitment process.

Certificate Program in Leadership and Management Online Information Session

Information Session | March 5 | 11-11:30 a.m. |  Online

 UC Berkeley Extension

Find out how this certificate can help you build the essential skills for effective management and make a tangible difference in your career.

  Register online

Certificate Program in Marketing Online Information Session

Information Session | March 5 | 12-12:30 p.m. |  Online

 UC Berkeley Extension

Find out how UC Berkeley Extension equips you with a solid understanding of marketing’s most up-to-date concepts and techniques. For more information, visit the Certificate Program in Marketing.

  Register online

IB/CCB Seminar: Implementing Pharmacogenomics for American Indian/Alaska Native People

Seminar | March 5 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Katrina Claw, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

 Department of Integrative Biology

Building the post 1949 State in China and Taiwan: Bureaucratic, Campaign, and Performative Modalities

Colloquium | March 5 | 4-6 p.m. | Institute of East Asian Studies (Golden Bear Center, 1995 University Ave., 5th floor), IEAS Conference Room

 Julia C. Strauss, Professor of Chinese Politics, University of London

 Brooks Jessup, Visiting Lecturer, Department of History, UC Berkeley

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

By the late 1950s, the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and Republic of China (ROC) stood as exemplars of success for both “revolutionary” and “conservative” variants of the modern state. However, in 1949 these two regimes had an overlooked yet substantial amount in common in structure and state building agendas. Both were highly militarized Leninist single party states that needed to...   More >

Career Connections: Health Professions

Social Event | March 5 | 6-8 p.m. | Career Center (2440 Bancroft Way), Blue and Gold Room

 Cal Alumni Association, Career Center

Seeking physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, and other professionals in the healthcare field to share their wisdom and practical advice with students aspiring to be healthcare professionals.

Friday, March 6, 2020

UC Berkeley Professional Development Providers: Spring Showcase for Educators

Conference/Symposium | March 6 | 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. |  Berkeley Way West

 Professional Development for Educators

On Friday, March 6, 2020, administrators and teacher-leaders are invited to attend a one-day showcase of the many professional development programs for educators here at UC Berkeley. Come explore professional learning options for educators across disciplines and in different stages of their careers.

About UC Berkeley Professional Development Providers:

University of California- Berkeley...   More >

 This event is open to educators, including administrators and teacher-leaders.

  Registration opens November 1. Register online by February 28.

Karuna Mantena | Gandhian Satyagraha and Democratic Politics: Celebrating the 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi

Lecture | March 6 | 4-6 p.m. | 10 Stephens Hall

 Karuna Mantena, Professor of Political Science, Columbia University

 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, Center for British Studies, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Center for Initiative on Political Conflict, Gender and People's Rights Race and Gender

A talk by Columbia University Political Scientist and scholar of Gandhi and non-violence studies Professor Karuna Mantena.

Mapping the Weird: Using GIS Tools to Explore Late Ming zhiguai (and vice versa)

Colloquium | March 6 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Rania Huntington, Associate Professor and Chair, East Asian Languages and Literature, University of Wisconsin-Madison

 Sophie Volpp, Chair, Center for Chinese Studies; Associate Professor, East Asian Languages and Cultures, UC Berkeley

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

One of the distinctive features of the zhiguai genre is that no matter how bizarre the events described, the settings are usually recognizable mundane places. With the increasing accessibility and sophistication of Geographic Information Systems software, mapping the geographic information provided in the tales offers a promising approach to reading long, varied collections on a scale larger than...   More >

MEng Alumni Happy Hour

Special Event | March 6 | 6-9 p.m. |  111 Minna Gallery

 111 Minna St., San Francisco, CA 94105

 Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership

This is a great event to network with alumni, connect with the current class, and chat with the Fung Institute staff. There will be complimentary hors-d'oeuvres and an open bar. It is walking distance to the Montgomery Bart station and parking garages are nearby. Due to capacity we have limited space for guests. Registration will open in January.

 Exclusive to Berkeley Master of Engineering students and alumni only.

The Joffrey Ballet

Performing Arts - Dance | March 6 | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Cal Performances

Program:
Liam Scarlett/Vespertine (music: Bjarte Eike, Dowland, Corelli, Geminiani) (California Premiere)
Stephanie Martinez/Bliss! (music: Stravinsky) (California Premiere)
Nicholas Blanc/Beyond the Shore (music: Mason Bates) (Bay Area Premiere, Cal Performances Co-commission)
Justin Peck/The Times Are Racing (music: Dan Deacon)

$42-148 (prices subject to change)

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

The Joffrey Ballet performs Friday–Sunday, March 6–8, 2020 in Zellerbach Hall. (credit: Cheryl Mann)

Saturday, March 7, 2020

Men's Track & Field vs. Cal Season Opener

Sport - Intercollegiate - Track & Field | March 7 |  Edwards Track Stadium

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Men's Track & Field hosts Cal Season Opener at Edwards Stadium.

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

Lecture | March 7 | 9 a.m.-3 p.m. | 505 UC Berkeley Extension (SF Campus at 160 Spear St.)

 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

Certificate Program in Clinical Research Conduct and Management

Information Session | March 7 | 10-11 a.m. | 7 UC Berkeley Extension (Belmont 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

Women's Tennis vs. USC

Sport - Intercollegiate - Tennis | March 7 | 12 p.m. |  Hellman Tennis Center

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Women's Tennis hosts USC at Hellman Tennis Complex.

Rugby vs. Army

Sport - Intercollegiate - Rugby | March 7 | 3:30 p.m. |  Witter Rugby Field

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Rugby hosts Army at Witter Rugby Field.

Men's Gymnastics vs. Senior Meet

Sport - Intercollegiate - Gymnastics | March 7 | 4 p.m. |  Haas Pavilion

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Men's Gymnastics hosts Senior Meet at Haas Pavilion.

Inorganic Chemistry Seminar

Seminar | March 7 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Inorganic Chem Speaker

 College of Chemistry

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

Performing Arts - Music | March 7 | 8-10 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Cal Performances

Programs:
Saturday, March 7
Piano Sonata No. 19 in G minor, Op. 49, No. 1
Piano Sonata No. 16 in G major, Op. 31, No. 1
Piano Sonata No. 7 in D major, Op. 10, No. 3
Piano Sonata No. 2 in A major, Op. 2, No. 2
Piano Sonata No. 31 in A-flat major, Op. 110

Sunday, March 8
Piano Sonata No. 8 in C minor, Op. 13, Pathétique
Piano Sonata No. 22 in F major, Op. 54
Piano Sonata No. 26 in...   More >

$68 (prices subject to change)

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

Cal Performances presents Jonathan Biss performing The Complete Piano Sonatas of Ludwig van Beethoven in Hertz Hall.

The Joffrey Ballet

Performing Arts - Dance | March 7 | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Cal Performances

Program:
Liam Scarlett/Vespertine (music: Bjarte Eike, Dowland, Corelli, Geminiani) (California Premiere)
Stephanie Martinez/Bliss! (music: Stravinsky) (California Premiere)
Nicholas Blanc/Beyond the Shore (music: Mason Bates) (Bay Area Premiere, Cal Performances Co-commission)
Justin Peck/The Times Are Racing (music: Dan Deacon)

$42-148 (prices subject to change)

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

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

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.

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 >