<< Week of March 15 >>

Sunday, March 15, 2020

TDPS presents The Arsonists by Max Frisch

Performing Arts - Theater | March 12 – 15, 2020 every day |  Durham Studio Theater (Dwinelle Hall)

 Patrick Russell

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

In a nameless town. At an unknown time. A community is on edge as arsonists wreak havoc in the night, going door to door, setting homes ablaze. When the self-assured businessman Biedermann finds himself with the arsonists on his doorstep, will he be prepared for their cunning and coercive tactics?

$10–15

  Buy tickets online

Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo

Performing Arts - Dance | March 15 | 3-5 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Cal Performances

The ever-popular Les Ballets Trockadero, which made its Berkeley debut in 1976, returns to Berkeley for more savagely funny satire married with seriously stunning ballet. Statuesque, glamorous male dancers in the iconic, fictional roles of prima ballerinas, the “Trocks” are an internationally adored cultural phenomenon and have performed their sophisticated form of ballet parody, en travesti, for...   More >

$38-98 (prices subject to change)

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

Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo perform Saturday–Sunday, March 14–15, 2020 in Zellerbach Hall.

Dorrance Dance: SOUNDspace

Performing Arts - Dance | March 15 | 3-5 p.m. |  Zellerbach Playhouse

 Cal Performances

With 13 tap dancers and one acoustic bass player, Michelle Dorrance’s SOUNDspace strips tap dance down to its most raw basics—movement as pure music. Without the trappings of ornate set pieces or flashy costumes, the award-winning choreographer and her expert company, along with musician Gregory Richardson, explore the unique setting and acoustics of Zellerbach Playhouse in a collective...   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

Dorrance Dance performs SOUNDspace Friday–Sunday, March 13–15, 2020 in Zellerbach Playhouse.

Monday, March 16, 2020

#MeFirst: Undemocratic Hedonism

Lecture | March 16 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Barrows Hall, MATRIX/820

 Joseph Fischel, Associate Professor, Women's, Gender & Sexuality Studies, Yale University

 Department of Gender and Women's Studies

more details soon...

Gender & Women's Studies Department Spring 2020 Lecture Series:
"Thinking About Sexual Violence On Campus: Six Scholars, Five Programs"

These lectures are free and open to the public. Venues are wheelchair accessible. Please refrain from wearing scented products at these events. If you require an accommodation for effective communication (ASL interpreting/CART...   More >

Expanded Internet Art

Lecture | March 16 | 12:30-2 p.m. | Moffitt Undergraduate Library, 340 (BCNM Commons)

 Ceci Moss

 Berkeley Center for New Media

In this talk, author Dr. Ceci Moss discusses her new book “Expanded Internet Art: Twenty-First-Century Artistic Practice and the Informational Milieu” (New York: Bloomsbury, 2019). The publication is the first comprehensive art historical study of “expanded” internet art practices. Charting the rise of a multidisciplinary approach to online artistic practice in the past decade, the text discusses...   More >

Johanna Nichols

Colloquium | March 16 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Johanna Nichols, University of California, Berkeley

 Department of Linguistics

Post-Baccalaureate Health Professions Program

Information Session | March 16 | 6-7:30 p.m. | 208 UC Berkeley Extension (Golden Bear Center)

 UC Berkeley Extension

Gain academic preparation in the sciences along with personalized advising to enhance your application to medical, dental or veterinary school, as well as to advanced degree programs in medical- and health-related fields.

  Register online

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Garden Closed

Special Event | January 21 – December 15, 2020 the third 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 >

Organic Chemistry Seminar

Seminar | March 17 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Bryan Dickinson, Department of Chemistry, University of Chicago

 College of Chemistry

LinkedIn II: Maximize Your Online Professional Presence

Workshop | March 17 | 12-1 p.m. | 198 University Hall

 Human Resources

Make sure your LinkedIn profile is serving you by understanding what your readers look for. This hands-on workshop is a chance to incorporate tips from a UC Berkeley recruiter. We encourage you to bring a laptop, tablet or smart phone.

  Register online

Abigail Weitzman: A Demography Brown Bag Talk: Title TBA

Colloquium | March 17 | 12-1 p.m. | 2232 Piedmont, Seminar Room

 Abigail Weitzman, Professor, Sociology, University of Texas at Austin

 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.

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 17 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Physical Chemistry Seminar Speaker

 College of Chemistry

Earl Howard

Performing Arts - Music | March 17 | 8-10 p.m. |  McEnerney Hall (1750 Arch St.)

 CNMAT

Earl Howard is a composer, performer and improviser on saxophones and electronics. His method of creating orchestrated sounds with electronics and processing live improvisation creates unique, densely layered textures. He received a Guggenheim Fellowship to create “Superstrings” (2011), a Regents Fellowship at UCSD, three NYFA Fellowships, as well as Harvard's Fromm Foundation Commission. His CDs...   More >

$10 General, $5 Students and seniors

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Neuroscience Student Seminar Series

Seminar | March 18 |  UC Berkeley Campus

 Jennifer Lippincott-Schwartz, HHMI Janelia Farms

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Identifying and Addressing Workplace Bullying

Course | March 18 | 9 a.m.-3 p.m. | 24 University Hall

 Staff Ombuds Office

Bullying can take many forms, some of which are obvious and others of which, though more indirect, can be equally destructive to working relationships. Participants will learn about how to recognize bullying behavior; how to distinguish bullying from incivility; what climates encourage bullying; the impact of workplace bullying; options for how bystanders can effectively respond; and constructive...   More >

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Thursday, March 19, 2020

IB Seminar: Title to be announced

Seminar | March 19 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building

 James Doyle, University of California, Davis

 Department of Integrative Biology

BPM 205 Delegation Skills

Workshop | March 19 | 12:30-4:30 p.m. | 24 University Hall

 Human Resources

This workshop is for UC Berkeley Staff. The content covers planning and preparing to delegate a task or project, communicating effectively when delegating, and planning for follow-up to ensure successful task or project completion.

Friday, March 20, 2020

Career Connections: Esports and Gaming Industries

Social Event | March 20 | 6-8 p.m. | Career Center (2440 Bancroft Way), Blue and Gold Room

 Cal Alumni Association, Career Center

Seeking dynamic alumni and other profess
ionals who work within the Esports and Gaming industries. Because this event is focused on career exploration, we encourage diversity in the career paths represented: from software to graphic design, marketing, sales, testing, writing, professional gaming, and much more!

The Summit: The Manhattan Transfer Meets Take 6

Performing Arts - Music | March 20 | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Cal Performances

With 10 voices and 20 Grammy Awards between them, the Manhattan Transfer and male gospel ensemble Take 6 come together for a program that features the groups singing separately and together—both a cappella and backed by a live band. The program includes favorites like “Operator,” “Birdland,” “Boy From New York City,” and “Route 66,” plus music by Ray Charles and Stevie Wonder, songs from the...   More >

$36–$96 (prices subject to change)

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

The Manhattan Transfer Meets Take 6 performs The Summit Friday, March 20, 2020 in Zellerbach Hall.

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 >

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 >