<< Week of March 20 >>

Sunday, March 15, 2020

Softball vs. Oregon

Sport - Intercollegiate - Baseball/Softball | March 15 |  Levine-Fricke Field

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Softball hosts Oregon at Levine-Fricke Field.

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?


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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.

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.

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 >

Seminar 231, Public Finance: Topic Forthcoming

Seminar | March 16 | 2-4 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Felipe Lobel; Nina Roussille

 Robert D. Burch Center for Tax Policy and Public Finance

Johanna Nichols

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

 Johanna Nichols, University of California, Berkeley

 Department of Linguistics

Seminar 271, Development: Tba

Seminar | March 16 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Seema Jayachandran, Northwestern

 Department of Economics

Joint with Stanford Development Seminar, hosted by Berkeley.

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

Danez Smith and Patricia Smith

Lecture | March 16 | 6:30-8 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Danez Smith; Patricia Smith

 Arts + Design, Arts Research Center

Presented as part of the Poetry and the Senses program at UC Berkeley’s Arts Research Center, in partnership with Engaging the Senses Foundation.

Danez Smith, Poet, Writer, Performer
Patricia Smith, Poet, Author

Join us for an evening of fierce readings and conversation with renowned poets Danez Smith and Patricia Smith. The author of Don’t Call Us Dead, Danez Smith is a black, queer, poz...   More >

Danez Smith and Patricia Smith

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 >

Harnessing RNA regulation to direct protein evolution and control mammalian gene expression

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

 Bryan Dickinson, Department of Chemistry, University of Chicago

 College of Chemistry

I will present two recent technologies our group has developed that harness RNA regulation – one for basic science purposes and one for therapeutic development. First, I will describe new methods that use our RNA polymerase-based biosensors to harness evolution in order to probe the emergence of “selectivity” between biomolecular interfaces, in particular, protein-protein interactions (PPIs)....   More >

Seminar 217, Risk Management: Topic Forthcoming

Seminar | March 17 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Aaron Zhou, UCSB

 Consortium for Data Analytics in Risk


Labor Lunch Seminar: "Topic Forthcoming"

Seminar | March 17 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Jonathan Holmes, UCB

 Center for Labor Economics

European Disintegration? The Politics of Crisis in the European Union

Lecture | March 17 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Douglas Webber

 Institute of European Studies

The Eurozone, Ukraine, refugees and Brexit – the European Union has had to confront and manage several major crises during the last decade. However, the outcomes of these crises in respect of political integration have been divergent. The Eurozone has become politically more closely integrated. The Ukraine crisis has not produced any significant effect one way or the other. In contrast, the...   More >

Douglas Webber

Authors Meet Critics - Black in Place: The Spatial Aesthetics of Race in a Post-Chocolate City

Panel Discussion | March 17 | 12-1:30 p.m. |  Barrows Hall

 Brandi Thompson Summers, Assistant Professor, Department of Geography; Nikki Jones, Professor, Department of African American Studies

 Social Science Matrix

Join us on March 17 as Thompson Summers will discuss the book, Black in Place: The Spatial Aesthetics of Race in a Post-Chocolate City,with Nikki Jones, Professor in the Department of African American Studies at UC Berkeley.

  RSVP 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.

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

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 237, Macroeconomics

Seminar | March 17 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Steve Davis, Professor, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business

 Department of Economics

Seminar 218, Psychology and Economics: Identification of Time-Inconsistent Preferences

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

 Aprajit Mahajan, UC Berkeley

 Department of Economics

Physical Chemistry Seminar

Seminar | March 17 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Kevin Wilson, Berkeley Lab

 College of Chemistry

Knowing the Land: Indigenous Strategies for Revitalization and Adaptation

Colloquium | March 17 | 4-5:30 p.m. |  Shorb House, Latinx Research Center

 2547 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA 94720

 Clint Carroll, Associate Professor of Ethnic Studies, University of Colorado, Boulder

 Center for Native American Issues Research on, Native American Studies, American Indian Graduate Student Association, American Indian Graduate Program, Native American Student Development, Dept. of Environmental Science, Policy, and Mgmt. (ESPM)

Indigenous Nations face significant challenges when it comes to the interrelated processes of cultural knowledge revitalization/perpetuation and environmental adaptation. These challenges range from compromised local ecological health brought about by development and climate change, to limited access to land due to legal, social, and/or political barriers, and to obstacles to knowledge...   More >

Talk by UC Berkeley psychologist, Prof. Mahesh Srinivasan: Title TBD

Lecture | March 17 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Mahesh Srinivasan, Associate Professor, Department of Psychology; member, Cognitive Science Faculty, University of California, Berkeley. Previously, I was a post-doctoral researcher in the Department of Psychology at the University of Californ

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies

A talk by UC Berkeley psychologist, Prof. Mahesh Srinivasan.

Earl Howard

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


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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NASA Berkeley Aviation Data Science Seminar

Lecture | January 22 – May 6, 2020 every Wednesday | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Berkeley Institute for Data Science, UAM@Berkeley, Berkeley Institute of Transportation Studies

The NASA Berkeley Aviation Data Science Seminar Series, launched in spring 2020, is held weekly on Wednesdays in Stanley 106, at 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM, from January 22 through May 6.

Noon Concert Series: Flute and Piano

Performing Arts - Music | March 18 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

Ginevra Petrucci, flute
Jory Vinikour, piano

Since 1953 the Noon Concert Series has featured a variety of performance from Music students, faculty, and guest musicians.

11:55 - Doors Open
12:15 - Start

FREE admission

Atlas of (Remote) Islands and Sea Level Rise

Lecture | March 18 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Christina Gerhardt

 Institute of European Studies

In "Let Them Drown," the 2016 London Edward W. Said lecture, Naomi Klein called attention, as Rob Nixon's "Slow Violence and the Environmentalism of the Poor" had done, to the nexus of climate change, (colonial) racism and poverty. But she shifted the spotlight onto the oft-overlooked low-lying island nations. Their current day situation is dire. In her new book project, "Atlas of (Remote)...   More >

Christina Gerhardt

The Signum Vortumni Project: Excavations at the Horrea Agrippiana in the Roman Forum (2016-2019)

Lecture | March 18 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Matthew J. Mandich, Field School Director, The International Society for Archaeology, Art and Architecture of Rome

 Archaeological Research Facility

In 2016, the International Society for the Archaeology, Art and Architecture of Rome (ISAR) was granted an official excavation concession by the Ministero dei Beni e delle Attività Culturali (MiBAC) for the Signum Vortumni Project. The aim of this project is to uncover and reconstruct the pre-Imperial topography of this important area in the monumental center.

Weekly Coffee Break

Social Event | January 22 – May 6, 2020 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 >

Nomadic Identity: The Development of a Multiethnic Empire in Mongolia

Lecture | March 18 | 5-7 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Christine Lee, California State University, Los Angeles

 Tang Center for Silk Road Studies

The nomadic states in Mongolia developed their own definitions of ethnicity and citizenship independently from the settled populations of China. Here, nomads and agriculturalists have lived in the same communities for thousands of years. While the ruling nobility was one specific ethnicity, there was not a clear hierarchy of ethnicities. Mongolia has experienced the migration and incorporation of...   More >

Joyce Carol Oates: In Conversation on the Art of Writing

Lecture | March 18 | 5 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Reading Room

 Townsend Center for the Humanities

Joyce Carol Oates, author of over seventy works of fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, is the Roger S. Berlind ’52 Professor Emerita of the Humanities at Princeton University and has taught as a visiting professor of English at UC Berkeley. She is a recipient of the National Humanities Medal, the Carl Sandburg Award for Lifetime Achievement, and the Jerusalem Prize.

The author’s oeuvre confronts...   More >

 Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

Toastmasters on Campus Club: Learn public speaking

Workshop | January 15 – December 16, 2020 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.

Find out more at toastmasters.org or just drop by one of our meetings to get started.

Toastmasters on Campus has earned Toastmasters' highest honor, the...   More >

Thursday, March 19, 2020

Spring Equinox Sound Bath

Special Event | March 19 | 10:30-11:30 a.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Celebrate the first day of spring with this special concert of quartz crystal singing bowls and finely tuned gongs surrounded by redwood warmth. Close your eyes and experience the natural meditative quality of being in nature layered with serene sounds of quartz crystal singing bowls.

These unique instruments slow down your brainwaves to meditative-like states through a process called...   More >

$25 Adult / $20 Adult Member

  Register online or by calling 510-664-7606

Food Justice and Belonging: A Demonstration and Conversation

Lecture | March 19 | 12-1:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Bryant Terry

 Arts + Design

Bryant Terry, Chef, Educator, Author

Join us for a presentation by Bryant Terry, a James Beard Award–winning chef, educator, and author renowned for his activism to create a healthy, just, and sustainable food system. Terry is the author of the acclaimed books Vegetable Kingdom, Afro-Vegan, and Vegan Soul Kitchen: Fresh, Healthy, and Creative African-American Cuisine. Since 2015 he has been...   More >

Oliver E. Williamson Seminar

Seminar | March 19 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 325 Cheit Hall

 Molly Schnell, Assistant Professor, Northwestern

 Haas School of Business

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 >

Mindful Awareness: Guided Meditations

Miscellaneous | February 6 – April 30, 2020 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. All are welcome to drop in on Thursdays at noon throughout the spring semester.

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.

Women's Tennis vs. Pepperdine

Sport - Intercollegiate - Tennis | March 19 | 1:30 p.m. |  Hellman Tennis Center

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

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

Seminar 251: “Topic Forthcoming"

Seminar | March 19 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Center for Labor Economics

Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act: CRG Thursday Forum Series

Panel Discussion | March 19 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 691 Barrows Hall

 Megon Noble

 Center for Race and Gender

Megon Noble, NAGPRA Project Manager at UC Davis will discuss the work of the campus’s NAGPRA Advisory Committee.

  RSVP online

Talk by curator of Southeast Asian Art, Patrick Flores: Title TBD

Lecture | March 19 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Patrick D. Flores, Professor of Art Studies at the Department of Art Studies at the University of the Philippines; Curator of the Vargas Museum in Manila; Adjunct Curator at the National Art Gallery, Singapore

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies, South Asia Art Initiative, Department of History of Art

A talk by the eminent Manila-based academic, curator, and art historian, Patrick D. Flores.

Career Connections: Esports and Gaming Industries

Social Event | March 19 | 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!

Friday, March 20, 2020

'Information and Uncertainty in Data Science' Discussion Forum

Meeting | January 24 – May 1, 2020 every other Friday | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 190B Doe Library

 Berkeley Institute for Data Science

The 'Information and Uncertainty in Data Science' Discussion Forum is held biweekly on Fridays in 190B Doe. All interested members of the UC Berkeley, UCSF, LBL and LLNL communities are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Women's Tennis vs. Hawai'i

Sport - Intercollegiate - Tennis | March 20 | 1:30 p.m. |  Hellman Tennis Center

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Women's Tennis hosts Hawai'i at Hellman Tennis Complex.

Composition Colloquium: Pauline Kim Harris

Colloquium | March 20 | 3 p.m. | 250 Morrison Hall

 Department of Music

Timing is Everything
Composer Pauline Kim Harris will talk about her compositions in which she considers the unique and individual experience of the perception of time.

Pauline Kim Harris, aka PK or Pauline Kim is a GrammyTM- nominated violinist and composer. The youngest student to have ever been accepted into the studio of legendary violinist Jascha Heifetz, she has since appeared...   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 | January 13 – May 15, 2020 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 220 Stephens

 Townsend Center for the Humanities

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 Monday-Friday during the academic year. The exhibit is located in a space also used for events. Please call (510) 643-9670 or email townsendcenter@berkeley.edu for viewing times.

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 >