<< Week of April 19 >>

Sunday, April 19, 2020

Buddhism, Physics, and Philosophy Redux

Workshop | April 19 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, 105 Maude Fife Room

 Center for Buddhist Studies

Workshop, April 17-19, 2020
The philosophical problems that emerged with the advent of quantum mechanics in the early 20th century are still very much with us. Issues like the measurement problem, entanglement and nonlocality, wave-particle complementarity, and so on, force us to ask: do the formulations of QM refer to a real, mind-independent world, or are they merely a means of predicting what...   More >

Spherulitic Growth of Coral Skeletons and Synthetic Aragonite: Nature’s 3D-printing

Seminar | April 19 | 4-5 p.m. | 348 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Professor Pupa Gilbert, University of Wisconsin-Madison

 Materials Science and Engineering (MSE)

Crystallization done by living organisms, termed biomineralization, involves biological control over crystal nucleation, growth, and crystal orientation patterns in the final biomineral. In this MSE seminar I will describe one mechanism of crystallization by attachment of amorphous particles [1] to fresh, forming coral skeletons, and their subsequent crystallization into aragonite crystals [2]....   More >

Monday, April 20, 2020

David Goldstein

Colloquium | April 20 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 David Goldstein, University of California, Los Angeles

 Department of Linguistics

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Organic Chemistry Seminar

Seminar | April 21 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Jin Zhang, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, UC San Diego

 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.

Physical Chemistry Seminar

Seminar | April 21 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Physical Chemistry Seminar Speaker

 College of Chemistry

Thursday, April 23, 2020

Neuroscience Student Seminar Series

Seminar | April 23 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

 Liqun Luo, Stanford University

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

DCRP / Terner Center Lecture: Lawrence Vale

Lecture | April 23 | 5:30-8 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

Does Public Housing Redevelopment Purge the Poorest?

Friday, April 24, 2020

TDPS presents Snowflakes, or Rare White People by Dustin Chinn

Performing Arts - Theater | April 24 – May 3, 2020 every day with exceptions |  Zellerbach Playhouse

 Mina Morita

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

In 23rd Century Nueva New York, the dwindling white American population is protected by the federal government. Two of the last are brought to the Museum of Natural History as a living exhibit in the Hall of Caucasian Peoples, only to be freed by a sympathetic gift shop employee. Is society ready for their return?

$13–20

  Buy tickets online

Marian E. Koshland Memorial Lecture

Seminar | April 24 | 4-5 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

 Janet Iwasa, University of Utah

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch: Palermo Palermo

Performing Arts - Dance | April 24 | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Cal Performances

A towering wall crashes to rubble on the stage. Dancers make their way through the remains of a crumbling city in stiletto high heels. Six pianists hammer out Tchaikovsky on upright pianos while men and women exploit and are exploited. In Palermo Palermo, the late Pina Bausch’s 1989 work, the acclaimed dance-theater pioneer observed—through a series of vignettes by turns somber and surreal—the...   More >

$38–$110 (prices subject to change)

  Tickets go on sale August 6. Buy tickets online or by calling 510-642-9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch performs Palermo Palermo Friday–Sunday, April 24–26, 2020 in Zellerbach Hall.

Saturday, April 25, 2020

TDPS presents Snowflakes, or Rare White People by Dustin Chinn

Performing Arts - Theater | April 24 – May 3, 2020 every day with exceptions |  Zellerbach Playhouse

 Mina Morita

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

In 23rd Century Nueva New York, the dwindling white American population is protected by the federal government. Two of the last are brought to the Museum of Natural History as a living exhibit in the Hall of Caucasian Peoples, only to be freed by a sympathetic gift shop employee. Is society ready for their return?

$13–20

  Buy tickets online

Weekend Workshop: Writing Across the Disciplines

Workshop | April 25 | 8:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. |  Berkeley Way West

 Bay Area Writing Project

Classrooms can provide courageous spaces for exploring collective and individual identities. Writing often plays a critical role in this exploration and provides a humanizing lens through which students can see each others’ experiences. These workshops will focus on strategies, protocols and content that support students to contribute their stories, share their truths and invite others into...   More >

Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch: Palermo Palermo

Performing Arts - Dance | April 25 | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Cal Performances

A towering wall crashes to rubble on the stage. Dancers make their way through the remains of a crumbling city in stiletto high heels. Six pianists hammer out Tchaikovsky on upright pianos while men and women exploit and are exploited. In Palermo Palermo, the late Pina Bausch’s 1989 work, the acclaimed dance-theater pioneer observed—through a series of vignettes by turns somber and surreal—the...   More >

$38–$110 (prices subject to change)

  Tickets go on sale August 6. Buy tickets online or by calling 510-642-9988, 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 >

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 >