Events & Exhibits

Upcoming Events

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Data and sustainability science and practice: Berkeley Distinguished Lectures in Data Science

Lecture | September 18 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 190 Doe Library

 Dan Kammen, Professor and Chair, Energy and Resources Group

 Berkeley Institute for Data Science

The energy-information nexus has become a key tool and research area in efforts aimed at decarbonizing energy systems, enabling and operating the 'smart grid', which I will argue encompasses the utility-scale system, mini-grids, and off-grid energy systems. In this talk we will review a range of theoretical models and practical tools where data science, machine learning, and human-machine...   More >

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Bancroft Library Roundtable: A Wise Counselor and Faithful Servant: The Life of Regent Andrew Smith Hallidie

Lecture | September 20 | 12-1 p.m. | Faculty Club, Lewis-Latimer Room

 Taryn Edwards, Librarian/Historian, Mechanics' Institute Library and Chess Room, San Francisco

 Bancroft Library

University of California Regent Andrew Smith Hallidie’s biographer, Taryn Edwards, will talk about his life. Considered the father of San Francisco’s cable car, Hallidie was a champion of the Bay Area's libraries and educational institutions. He was named an ex officio regent in 1868, later appointed in his own right, and served until his death in 1900.

Book Talk: Revolutionary STEM Education

Reading - Nonfiction | September 20 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Haviland Hall, 227 (Social Research Library)

 Jeremiah Sims, PhD

 Library

This new book calls for a revolutionary paradigm shift in STEM education for Black boys. Sims chronicles a Saturday program, MAN UP, designed to foster interest in STEM and investigates how to leverage STEM for the remediation of social injustice in middle school Black boys.

Friday, September 21, 2018

RefWorks: Save and Cite Your Sources

Workshop: Science Libraries | September 21 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, Bioscience Library Training Room, 2101 VLSB

 Elliott Smith, Emerging Technologies and Bioinformatics Librarian, Library

 Library

This hands-on workshop will give you practice in importing citations and creating bibliographies using the citation manager RefWorks. You can bring your own laptop or use our PCs.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Presidential Power and Individual Rights: a discussion with Prof. Daniel Farber in Honor of Constitution Day

Lecture | September 25 | 6-7:30 p.m. |  Free Speech Movement Café (Moffitt Library)

 Prof. Daniel Farber, Berkeley Law

 Free Speech Movement Café Educational Programs

Presidential power is always a hot topic, but never more so than today. This lecture will explain the constitutional limits on the President and how individual rights are affected. The President is uniquely powerful -- but not above the law. Come to learn about the expansion and limits of presidential power and its impact on American people.

Dan Farber, Berkeley Law

Dan Farber is the Sho...   More >

Prof. Daniel Farber

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Publish Digital Books and Open Textbooks with Pressbooks

Workshop: Scholarly Communication | September 26 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, Academic Innovation Studio, Dwinelle 117 (Level D)

 Maria Gould, Library

 Library

If you're looking to self-publish work of any length and want an easy-to-use tool that offers a high degree of customization, allows flexibility with publishing formats (EPUB, MOBI, PDF), and provides web-hosting options, Pressbooks may be great for you. Pressbooks is often the tool of choice for academics creating digital books, open textbooks, and open educational resources, since you can...   More >

 

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Tuesday, October 2, 2018

The challenge of big data and data science for the social sciences: Berkeley Distinguished Lectures in Data Science

Lecture | October 2 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 190 Doe Library

 Henry Brady, Dean, Goldman School of Public Policy; Henry Brady, Dean, Goldman School of Public Policy

 Berkeley Institute for Data Science

The 2005 National Science Foundation workshop report on "Cyberinfrastructure for the Social and Behavioral Sciences" (Fran Berman and Henry Brady) argued that the methods of doing research in the social sciences would be transformed by big data and data science and that the social sciences should be centrally involved in studying the impacts of big data and data science on society. In "The...   More >

Thursday, October 4, 2018

Lunch Poems: Fady Joudah

Reading - Literary | October 4 | 12:10-12:50 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Library

 Lunch Poems

Lunch Poems presents Fady Joudah.

Endnote: Basics to Advanced

Workshop: Science Libraries | October 4 | 4-5 p.m. | 2101 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Susan Koskinen, Library

 Library

Hands-on introduction to EndNote, a document management program. You can use it to track your citations, download articles, insert footnotes, create bibliographies.
Bring your laptop or use the PCs in the training room. Drop-in, no sign-ups.

Friday, October 5, 2018

Art for the Asking: 60 Years of the Graphic Arts Loan Collection at the Morrison Library

Reception: Morrison Library | October 5 | 4-6 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Library (101 Doe Library)

 Lauren Kroiz, Professor, UC Berkeley History of Art Department; Keith Cranmer, Bay Area Printmaker; Randy Hussong, Lecturer, UC Berkeley Art Practice Department

 Library

The reception for the exhibition Art for the Asking: 60 Years of the Graphic Arts Loan Collection at the Morrison Library will be Friday, October 5th from 4-6pm in the Morrison Library. The reception will feature talks by Professor Lauren Kroiz of the UC Berkeley History of Art Department and Bay Area printmaker Keith Cranmer. There well also be a tour of the exhibition at 4pm and 5:30pm by UC...   More >

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Letters of recommendation in Berkeley undergraduate admissions: Program evaluation and natural language processing: Berkeley Distinguished Lectures in Data Science

Lecture | October 9 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 190 Doe Library

 Jesse Rothstein, Professor, Public Policy and Economics, UC Berkeley

 Berkeley Institute for Data Science

In Fall 2015 and 2016, UC Berkeley asked many freshman applicants to submit letters of recommendation as part of their applications. This was highly controversial. Proponents argued that letters would aid in the identification of disadvantaged students who had overcome obstacles that were not otherwise apparent from their applications, while opponents argued that disadvantaged students were...   More >

The Browning of American Literature

Reading - Literary | October 9 | 6-8:15 p.m. | 30 Stephens Hall

 Armando Rendón, Publisher, Somos en Escrito Literary Magazine; Maria Nieto

 Roberto Haro (aka Roberto de Haro)

 Ethnic Studies Library

Three award-winning authors will speak on the theme of Latino literature and read from their works. An open mic session will be held from 7:30 to 8:15 p.m. Invited authors are: Armando Rendón, Maria Nieto, and Roberto Haro (aka Roberto de Haro).

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Book Talk: In Defense of Troublemakers

Reading - Nonfiction | October 10 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Haviland Hall, 227 (Social Research Library)

 Charlan Nemeth

 Library

Author Charlan Nemeth, Professor of Psychology (UC Berkeley), will discuss her book In Defense of Troublemakers: The Power of Dissent in Life and Business (Basic Books, 2018). She will explain why dissent should be cherished, not feared, because it leads to more creative and better decision-making. Lone objectors — from Twelve Angry Men to Edward Snowden — force people to question their...   More >

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Finding Health Statistics and Data: A Hands-on workshop at the D-Lab

Workshop | October 11 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Barrows Hall, 356: D-Lab Convening Room

 Michael Sholinbeck, Public Health Librarian, Marian Koshland Bioscience, Natural Resources & Public Health Library

 Marian Koshland Bioscience, Natural Resources & Public Health Library

Participants in this workshop will learn about some of the issues surrounding the collection of health statistics, and will also learn about authoritative sources of health statistics and data. We will look at tools that let you create custom tables of vital statistics (birth, death, etc.), disease statistics, health behavior statistics, and more. The focus will be on U.S. statistics, but sources...   More >

 

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RefWorks: Save and Cite Your Sources

Workshop: Science Libraries | October 11 | 4-5 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, Bioscience Library Training Room, 2101 VLSB

 Susan Koskinen, Head, Life & Health Sciences Division, Library

 Library

This hands-on workshop will give you practice in importing citations and creating bibliographies using the citation manager RefWorks. You can bring your own laptop or use our PCs.

Friday, October 12, 2018

Hands On 14: Artists' Books from the Crypt: Refreshments served

Special Event | October 12 | 4-6 p.m. | Wurster Hall, Environmental Design Library - Room 210

 Library

Artists' books are simply books made by artists. Whether tactile or conceptual, they range in thematic content including the political, the sentimental, or just about ideas of beauty. Artists' books defy conventional "reading" and involve the viewer though sight, touch, and physical manipulation. Too often locked behind exhibit cases, Hands On events make them available for you to touch, turn...   More >

A Recuerdo for Ste. Ostrich by Julie Chen and Lois Morrison

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Bancroft Library Roundtable: Education as the Project of Freedom: A Study of the Berkeley Experimental Schools Project, 1968-76

Lecture | October 18 | 12-1 p.m. | Faculty Club, O'Neill Room

 Joanne Tien, UC Berkeley

 Bancroft Library

Joanne Tien will discuss how teachers and students in the Berkeley Experimental Schools Project navigated the ideological tension between constructivist pedagogical approaches and the cultivation of explicit political values that challenge systems of oppression.

 The O'Neill Room has a maximum capacity of 28 people. The doors will be shut and no more attendees may enter once the room is at capacity.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Copyright and Your Dissertation

Workshop: Scholarly Communication | October 23 | 1-2:30 p.m. | 309 Sproul Hall

 Library

This workshop will provide you with a practical workflow for navigating copyright questions and legal considerations for your dissertation or thesis. Whether you’re just starting to write or you’re getting ready to file, you can use this workflow to figure out what you can use, what rights you have, and what it means to share your dissertation online.

 

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Optimal robot action for and around people: Berkeley Distinguished Lectures in Data Science

Lecture | October 23 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 190 Doe Library

 Anca Dragan, Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, UC Berkeley

 Berkeley Institute for Data Science

Estimation, planning, control, and learning are giving us robots that can generate good behavior given a specified objective and set of constraints. What I care about is how humans enter this behavior generation picture, and study two complementary challenges: 1) how to optimize behavior when the robot is not acting in isolation, but needs to coordinate or collaborate with people; and 2) what to...   More >

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

From Dissertation to Book: Navigating the Publication Process

Workshop: Scholarly Communication | October 24 | 1-2:30 p.m. | 309 Sproul Hall

 Library

Hear from a panel of experts - an acquisitions editor, a first-time author, and an author rights expert - about the process of turning your dissertation into a book. You’ll come away from this panel discussion with practical advice about revising your dissertation, writing a book proposal, approaching editors, signing your first contract, and navigating the peer review and...   More >

 

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Thursday, October 25, 2018

Berkeley Writers at Work

Reading - Nonfiction | October 25 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Library/101 Doe

 Professor Edward Frenkel, Professor of Mathematics, UC Berkeley

 College Writing Programs

Edward Frenkel, Professor of Mathematics, will be the featured writer in the Fall 2018 Berkeley Writers at Work series. The event will take place on Thursday, October 25, from noon to 1:30 pm in the Morrison Library, 101 Main Library, on the UC Berkeley campus.

Berkeley Writers at Work: featuring Edward Frenkel

Presentation | October 25 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Library, 101 Doe Library

 Edward Frenkel, Professor, Department of Mathematics

 John Levine, Lecturer, College Writing Programs

 College Writing Programs

Edward Frenkel, Professor of Mathematics, will be the featured writer in the Fall 2018 Berkeley Writers at Work series. The Berkeley Writers at Work series provides a venue for campus writers to talk about their writing process, from getting ideas, to drafting, to revising. Professor Frenkel will read from his work, be interviewed about his writing process, and answer questions from the audience.

Edward Frenkel (photo by Elizabeth Lippman)

Friday, October 26, 2018

Managing and Maximizing Your Scholarly Impact

Workshop: Scholarly Communication | October 26 | 1-2:30 p.m. | 309 Sproul Hall

 Library

This workshop will provide you with practical strategies and tips for promoting your scholarship, increasing your citations, and monitoring your success. You’ll also learn how to understand metrics, use scholarly networking tools, evaluate journals and publishing options, and take advantage of funding opportunities for Open Access scholarship.

 

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Thursday, November 1, 2018

Lunch Poems: Tyehimba Jess

Reading - Literary | November 1 | 12:10-12:50 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Library

 Lunch Poems

Lunch Poems presents Tyehimba Jess.

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Tales from the front lines of wrangling earth science data: Berkeley Distinguished Lectures in Data Science

Lecture | November 6 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 190 Doe Library

 Deb Agarwal, Senior Scientist, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, LBNL

 Berkeley Institute for Data Science

Building the data capabilities and products needed to help enable understanding of watershed dynamics, tropical forests, carbon flux, and soil carbon. are just a few of the areas where we are working. This talk will describe the role inter-disciplinary data science is playing in helping to address these challenges. Many challenges encountered are not addressed by the tools available today.

The...   More >

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Integrating eco-evolutionary data from islands to infer biodiversity dynamics: Berkeley Distinguished Lectures in Data Science

Lecture | November 13 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 190 Doe Library

 Rosemary Gillespie, Professor, Environmental Science, Policy, and Management, UC Berkeley

 Berkeley Institute for Data Science

A central challenge in understanding the origins of biodiversity is that, while we can observe and test local ecological phenomena, we must usually infer the longer-term outcomes of these ecological forces indirectly. My colleagues and I have been developing inferential models at the interface between macroecology and population-level processes, and applying them to data from geological...   More >

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Creating the future of nuclear energy: Berkeley Distinguished Lectures in Data Science with Rachel Slaybaugh

Lecture | November 27 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 190 Doe Library

 Rachel Slaybaugh, Assistant Professor, Nuclear Engineering, UC Berkeley

 Berkeley Institute for Data Science

The nuclear energy industry is at a crossroads: existing nuclear reactors are struggling to operate economically in some tough markets, and construction of new designs in the U.S. is slow and over budget. At the same time, interest in and development of the next generation of nuclear reactors is growing at an unprecedented rate, and some other nations are building new reactors efficiently. Can...   More >

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Maps of a rising water table: The hidden component of sea level rise: Berkeley Distinguished Lectures in Data Science

Lecture | December 4 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 190 Doe Library

 Kristina Hill, Associate Professor, Landscape Architecture & Environmental Planning, UC Berkeley

 Berkeley Institute for Data Science

Map-based data viewers have been available for several years that reveal where coastal flooding is likely to occur as oceans warm and ice sheets melt. Recently, geologists have begun to study the influence of sea level rise on groundwater, and have concluded that in some coastal areas, as much or more land could flood as a result of rising groundwater than will flood directly from saltwater. Yet...   More >

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Lunch Poems: Mary Jo Bang

Reading - Literary | December 6 | 12:10-12:50 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Library

 Lunch Poems

Lunch Poems presents Mary Jo Bang.

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Lunch Poems: Ari Banias

Reading - Literary | February 7 | 12:10-12:50 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Library

 Lunch Poems

Lunch Poems presents Ari Banias.

Monday, March 4, 2019

Remaking Urban Landscape in China’s Large Cities: State-Society Nexus and the Reproduction of Space amidst Accelerate Urbanization

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

 George C.S. Lin, Chair Professor of Geography, Department of Geography, The University of Hong Kong

 You-tien Hsing, Professor of Geography, UC Berkeley

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS), Center of Global Metropolitan Studies

Phenomenal transformation of the landscape in Chinese cities has been conventionally understood as the spatial outcome of the reformation of state-market relations. The current urban landscape observable today is described as a juxtaposition of two elements, namely the legacy of the socialist city and the newly emerged space of marketization. This research identifies a new wave of urbanization in...   More >

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Lunch Poems: Tarfia Faizullah

Reading - Literary | March 7 | 12:10-12:50 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Library

 Lunch Poems

Lunch Poems presents Tarfia Faizullah.

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Lunch Poems: Ben Lerner

Reading - Literary | April 4 | 12:10-12:50 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Library

 Lunch Poems

Lunch Poems presents Ben Lerner.

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Lunch Poems: Student Reading

Reading - Literary | May 2 | 12:10-12:50 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Library

 Lunch Poems

Lunch Poems presents a Student Reading.

Ongoing Exhibits

Sustaining Grandeur: The First 100 Years of Save the Redwoods League

Exhibit - Artifacts | April 20 – September 14, 2018 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | Bancroft Library, Bancroft Gallery

 Bancroft Library

(Gallery is just inside east entrance to Doe) MARKING THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY of the founding of Save the Redwoods League, Sustaining Grandeur is a collaborative exhibition between The Bancroft Library and the League. The exhibition explores the organization’s first century protecting California’s redwood forests and the surrounding lands that sustain them, and looks forward to the League’s...   More >

Fiat Yuks: Cal Student Humor, Then and Now

Exhibit - Artifacts | October 13, 2017 – May 30, 2019 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | Bancroft Library, Rowell Cases, near Heyns Reading Room, 2nd floor corridor between The Bancroft Library and Doe

 Bancroft Library

Let there be laughter! This exhibition features Cal students’ cartoons, jokes, and satire from throughout the years, selected from their humor magazines and other publications.

The Handmaid's Tale: an exhibit at Moffitt Library

Exhibit - Multimedia | September 5 – December 31, 2018 every day | Moffitt Undergraduate Library, 3rd Floor near Elevators

 Library

The new Moffitt Library exhibit explores the themes and antecedents of The Handmaid’s Tale, this year’s On the Same Page program selection. On exhibit are library materials and quotes that demonstrate that not only were we wrong to say “it can’t happen here” - it has already happened, all over the world: Berlin, Nazi Germany, Argentina, and yes, here in the US.

 UC Berkeley ID required for entrance to Moffitt Library.

Bearing Light: Berkeley at 150

Exhibit - Artifacts | April 16, 2018 – February 28, 2019 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. | Bancroft Library, 2nd Floor Corridor

 Bancroft Library

This exhibition celebrates the University of California’s sesquicentennial anniversary with photographs, correspondence, publications, and other documentation drawn from the University Archives and The Bancroft Library collections. It features an array of golden bears, including Oski, and explores the illustrious history of UC Berkeley.

Art for the Asking: 60 Years of the Graphic Arts Loan Collection at the Morrison Library

Exhibit - Artifacts: Morrison Library | September 17, 2018 – February 28, 2019 every day | Doe Library, Bernice Layne Brown Gallery

 Library

Art for the Asking: 60 Years of the Graphic Arts Loan Collection at the Morrison Library will be up in Doe Library’s Brown Gallery until March 1st, 2019. This exhibition celebrates 60 years of the Graphic Arts Loan Collection, and includes prints in the collection that have not been seen in 20 years, as well as prints that are now owned by the Berkeley Art Museum. There are also cases dedicated...   More >

Facing West 1: Camera Portraits from the Bancroft Collection

Exhibit - Photography | November 9, 2018 – March 15, 2019 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. |  Bancroft Library

 Bancroft Library

The first part of a double exhibition celebrating the tenth anniversary of the renewed Bancroft Library and its gallery, Facing West 1 presents a cavalcade of individuals who made, and continue to make, California and the American West. These camera portraits highlight the communities and peoples of Hubert Howe Bancroft’s original collecting region, which extended from the Rockies to the Pacific...   More >