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Monday, November 24, 2014

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research: A brief overview of research opportunities and how to find them

Information Session | November 24 | 10-10:30 a.m. | 9 Durant Hall


Dr. Wendy Muse Sinek

Office of Undergraduate Research


This workshop will give you a broad overview of the research opportunities available to undergraduates on campus, and suggestions on how to find them.



How to Write a Research/Grant Proposal

Workshop | November 24 | 10:30-11:30 a.m. | 9 Durant Hall


Dr. Wendy Muse Sinek, Office of Undergraduate Research

Office of Undergraduate Research


This workshop will cover the basics of writing a research proposal. To get the most out of the workshop, come with an idea for a research project in mind.


Faculty, Students - Graduate, Students - Undergraduate

Faculty, Students - Graduate, Students - Prospective, Students - Undergraduate

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

No ERG Colloquium Today

Colloquium | November 26 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 110 Barrows Hall


TBA, Energy and Resources Group - UC Berkeley

Energy and Resources Group


Energy and Resources Group Fall 2014 Colloquium Series (ER295)

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Russia, the West and the Crisis in Ukraine

Panel Discussion | December 2 | 6-8 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, Maude Fife Room, 315


Edward Walker, Associate Adjunct Professor of Political Science; Executive Director of BPS, UC Berkeley; Beverly Crawford, Adjunct Professor, International and Area Studies and Political Science, UC Berkeley; Gérard Roland, E. Morris Cox Professor of Economics and Professor of Political Science, UC Berkeley; Andrei Tsygankov, Professor Political Science and International Relations, San Francisco State University

Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES)


It is safe to say that the Ukraine crisis has brought Russian relations with the United States and the European Union to their lowest point since the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991. The conflict has highlighted the extent to which Russia and the West have had different understandings of what the security architecture for a post-Cold War Europe should look like. The crisis is also...   More >

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

PopUp Lunch Series

Lecture | October 1 – December 17, 2014 every Wednesday with exceptions | 12-1 p.m. | Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way), Auditorium


Frances Dinkelspiel, Founder, Berkeleyside; Yair Harel, Artistic Director, New Jerusalem Orchestra; Andrea Sinn, Visiting Professor of History, Department of History, UC Berkeley; Harriete Estel Berman, Artist; John Efron, Koret Professor of Jewish History, Department of History, UC Berkeley; Jonathan Sheehan, Professor, Department of History, UC Berkeley; David Henkin, Professor, Department of History, UC Berkeley; Rabbi James Brandt, Federation and Foundation CEO, The Jewish Federation / The Jewish Community Foundation of the East Bay

Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life


Each week, UC Berkeley faculty and students, visiting artists and other notable guests present brief lectures focused on selected treasures from the The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life. One speaker and one object at the time, these “flash” exhibitions include the opportunity to view the art and artifacts discussed intimately and up close.

Bring your own lunch, enjoy complimentary...   More >



Peace Corps Office Hours

Information Session | December 3 | 12-2 p.m. | 102 Sproul Hall


Public Service Center, Peace Corps at Cal


Come talk with Peace Corps Representative Clint Niehus about his experience in the Peace Corps, applying to the Peace Corps or preparing for your service.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

1943: China at the Crossroads

Colloquium | December 4 | 12-2 p.m. | 180 Doe Library | Note change in date and time


Joseph Esherick, History, UC San Diego

Wen-hsin Yeh, History, UC Berkeley

Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)


World War II was a transformative moment shaping the world we live in. In China, it was particularly important for it witnessed the gradual disintegration of Chiang Kai-shek’s Nationalist regime and the rise of the Chinese Communists. At the beginning of the war, Chiang Kai-shek was the indispensable leader of China; while the Communists were a ragtag band of hearty survivors of the militarily...   More >



Space as Weapon: Mapping Repression in Tahrir Square and Cape Town

Lecture | December 4 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 691 Barrows Hall


Center for Race and Gender


Re-scripting the City:
Race, Gender and Architecture in Cape Town’s Migrant Labour Hostels
Sharone L. Tomer, Architecture

The Disciplining of Space:
Tahrir Square and the Gated Communities under the Military Governance
Momen El-Husseiny, Architecture

Friday, December 5, 2014

Exploring Law, Disability, and the Challenge of Equality in Canada and the United States

Conference/Symposium | December 5 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, Warren Room


Laverne Jacobs, Fulbright Visiting Research Chair in Canadian Studies, Berkeley, Visiting Scholar, CSLS, Berkeley; for others see website

Canadian Studies Program (CAN)), Law, Boalt School of, Center for the Study of Law and Society, Disability Studies Cluster, Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society, University of Windsor, Faculty of Law


This symposium brings together scholars interested in the field of law to discuss the achievements and the challenges that continue to face persons with disabilities in their social struggle for equality in each of Canada and the US. See website for details.


$0.00

Space limited. Registration will be closed when room capacity reached. Registration opens October 10. Register by November 27 online.



Organized Knowledge and State Socialism, 1949-1978

Workshop | December 5 | 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. | Institute of East Asian Studies, Fifth floor conference room


1995 University Avenue

Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)


This workshop will investigate knowledge production during the Maoist period of the People’s Republic of China. Knowledge production means the forms of cultural, social, and political work that create those systems of knowledge recognized as legitimate. Participants will seek to illustrate the uniqueness of Mao era institutions, ideas, and identities as...   More >

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Organized Knowledge and State Socialism, 1949-1978

Workshop | December 6 | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | Institute of East Asian Studies, Fifth floor conference room


1995 University Avenue

Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)


This workshop will investigate knowledge production during the Maoist period of the People’s Republic of China. Knowledge production means the forms of cultural, social, and political work that create those systems of knowledge recognized as legitimate. Participants will seek to illustrate the uniqueness of Mao era institutions, ideas, and identities as...   More >

Monday, December 8, 2014

Getting Great Recommendation Letters: (everything you wanted to know but your professor won't tell you)

Workshop | December 8 | 10-11 a.m. | 9 Durant Hall


Dr. Wendy Muse Sinek, Office of Undergraduate Research

Office of Undergraduate Research


This workshop will teach you everything you always wanted to know about getting a great letter of recommendation!


Students - Undergraduate

Faculty, Students - Graduate, Students - Prospective, Students - Undergraduate



Finding a Faculty Sponsor for Undergraduate Research

Workshop | December 8 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall


Dr. Wendy Muse Sinek, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

Office of Undergraduate Research


This workshop will show you how to leverage the skills and knowledge you already possess to secure a faculty mentor. We will cover how to identify potential faculty sponsors on campus as well as how to prepare for the first meeting so that you make a great first impression.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Retracing, Repurposing, and Reimagining: Critiquing Contemporary Engagements With Colonial Expeditions

Lecture | December 9 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 691 Barrows Hall


Center for Race and Gender


(Re)imagining Race, Nature, and the Colonial Frontier in Northern Spaces through the Harriman Alaska Expedition and the Harriman Retraced
Jen Smith, Ethnic Studies

(Re)presenting Race and Land:
Constructions of Nature, Culture, and Ecology in The Confluence Project in the Columbia River Gorge
Ashton Wesner, Environmental Science, Policy and Management



Neoliberalism and Biopolitics Working Group | Foucault and Marx: A Disjunctive Synthesis?

Lecture | December 9 | 5-7 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall


Etienne Balibar, Anniversary Chair of Contemporary European Philosophy at Kingston University London and Visiting Professor at Columbia University

The Program in Critical Theory


Étienne Balibar’s lecture revolves around connections and disjunctions between Michel Foucault and Karl Marx, using Foucault’s 1972 Collège de France lectures on La société punitive as an alternative lens for the question of “reproduction” and its relationship to class struggles. Using these thinkers as a starting point for a new confrontation, he also reconsiders the idea of “communism”...   More >

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

PopUp Lunch Series

Lecture | October 1 – December 17, 2014 every Wednesday with exceptions | 12-1 p.m. | Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way), Auditorium


Frances Dinkelspiel, Founder, Berkeleyside; Yair Harel, Artistic Director, New Jerusalem Orchestra; Andrea Sinn, Visiting Professor of History, Department of History, UC Berkeley; Harriete Estel Berman, Artist; John Efron, Koret Professor of Jewish History, Department of History, UC Berkeley; Jonathan Sheehan, Professor, Department of History, UC Berkeley; David Henkin, Professor, Department of History, UC Berkeley; Rabbi James Brandt, Federation and Foundation CEO, The Jewish Federation / The Jewish Community Foundation of the East Bay

Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life


Each week, UC Berkeley faculty and students, visiting artists and other notable guests present brief lectures focused on selected treasures from the The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life. One speaker and one object at the time, these “flash” exhibitions include the opportunity to view the art and artifacts discussed intimately and up close.

Bring your own lunch, enjoy complimentary...   More >



A Senior Capstone Experience For All Majors - The Haas Scholars Program: The Haas Scholars Program

Information Session | December 10 | 12-1 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall


Dr. Wendy Muse Sinek; current Haas Scholars, Haas Scholars Program--a senior capstone experience for all majors

Office of Undergraduate Research, Haas Scholars Program--a senior capstone experience for all majors


Haas Scholars come from all walks of life and every major on campus, but they are united by their desire to strive for excellence--both in their individual academic pursuits, and as an interdisciplinary cohort. In this information session, you will learn about the program's benefits, commitments, and eligibility requirements, then meet several current Haas Scholars to hear about their experiences.



Professional Email Communication: (or: how to email your professor so you get a favorable response!)

Workshop | December 10 | 1-2 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall


Dr. Wendy Muse Sinek, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

Office of Undergraduate Research


This workshop will teach you how to present yourself professionally over email to faculty and other professionals so that you make a great first impression.



Neoliberalism + Biopolitics Working Group | Politics of the Debt

Workshop | December 10 | 2-4 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall


Etienne Balibar, Chair of Contemporary European Philosophy, Kingston University London, Visiting Professor, Columbia University

The Program in Critical Theory


In this group seminar, we discuss new configurations of the “debt economy” and consider Marxist and post-Marxist accounts of recent political developments and the current hegemony of financial capital. The focus on debt and financialization open our discussion to larger questions of subjectivity, subjection, and citizenship under neoliberal capitalism. In preparation for the seminar, we will...   More >



How to Write a Research/Grant Proposal

Workshop | December 10 | 4:30-5:30 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall


Dr. Wendy Muse Sinek, Office of Undergraduate Research

Office of Undergraduate Research


This workshop will cover the basics of writing a research proposal. To get the most out of the workshop, come with an idea for a research project in mind.


Faculty, Students - Graduate, Students - Undergraduate

Faculty, Students - Graduate, Students - Prospective, Students - Undergraduate

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

PopUp Lunch Series

Lecture | October 1 – December 17, 2014 every Wednesday with exceptions | 12-1 p.m. | Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way), Auditorium


Frances Dinkelspiel, Founder, Berkeleyside; Yair Harel, Artistic Director, New Jerusalem Orchestra; Andrea Sinn, Visiting Professor of History, Department of History, UC Berkeley; Harriete Estel Berman, Artist; John Efron, Koret Professor of Jewish History, Department of History, UC Berkeley; Jonathan Sheehan, Professor, Department of History, UC Berkeley; David Henkin, Professor, Department of History, UC Berkeley; Rabbi James Brandt, Federation and Foundation CEO, The Jewish Federation / The Jewish Community Foundation of the East Bay

Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life


Each week, UC Berkeley faculty and students, visiting artists and other notable guests present brief lectures focused on selected treasures from the The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life. One speaker and one object at the time, these “flash” exhibitions include the opportunity to view the art and artifacts discussed intimately and up close.

Bring your own lunch, enjoy complimentary...   More >

Saturday, December 20, 2014

December Commencement 2014

Special Event | December 20 | 3 p.m. |  Haas Pavilion


University Relations


December Commencement is a campus-wide ceremony for all graduating students from all majors and their families and includes the Chancellor's address, keynote address, student address, and traditional pomp and circumstance.

Friday, January 23, 2015

MENA Salon

Workshop | January 23 | 3-4 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 340, Sultan Conference Room


Center for Middle Eastern Studies


The CMES hosts an informal weekly coffee hour and guided discussion of current events in the Middle East and North Africa, open to all and free of charge. Check the calendar a few days before the Salon for the current week's topic.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Graduate Student Symposium on Neoliberalism + Biopolitics

Conference/Symposium | January 28 | 5-7 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall


The Program in Critical Theory


The Neoliberalism + Biopolitics Working Group and Conference is supported by the University of California Humanities Research Institute, organized by UC Berkeley graduate students William Callison (Political Science) and Zachary Manfredi (Rhetoric), and supervised by The Program in Critical Theory faculty Martin Jay (History) and Wendy Brown (Political Science).

To register for these...   More >

Friday, January 30, 2015

MENA Salon

Workshop | January 30 | 3-4 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 340, Sultan Conference Room


Center for Middle Eastern Studies


The CMES hosts an informal weekly coffee hour and guided discussion of current events in the Middle East and North Africa, open to all and free of charge. Check the calendar a few days before the Salon for the current week's topic.

Thursday, February 5, 2015

Blueprint for a Modern Faith: 20th-C Experiments in Bay Area Religious Architecture

Lecture | February 5 | 5-7 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall


William Littmann, Senior Adjunct Professor of Architecture and Visual Studies, California College of the Arts

Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion


This talk explores the history of experimental and radical religious architecture in Northern California, with a special focus on design after the Second World War, as architects responded to changes in liturgical practices in the Roman Catholic Church after Vatican II as well as the progressive ideals of Protestant and Jewish congregations in the region.

Friday, February 6, 2015

MENA Salon

Workshop | February 6 | 3-4 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 340, Sultan Conference Room


Center for Middle Eastern Studies


The CMES hosts an informal weekly coffee hour and guided discussion of current events in the Middle East and North Africa, open to all and free of charge. Check the calendar a few days before the Salon for the current week's topic.

Friday, February 13, 2015

MENA Salon

Workshop | February 13 | 3-4 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 340, Sultan Conference Room


Center for Middle Eastern Studies


The CMES hosts an informal weekly coffee hour and guided discussion of current events in the Middle East and North Africa, open to all and free of charge. Check the calendar a few days before the Salon for the current week's topic.

Friday, February 27, 2015

MENA Salon

Workshop | February 27 | 3-4 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 340, Sultan Conference Room


Center for Middle Eastern Studies


The CMES hosts an informal weekly coffee hour and guided discussion of current events in the Middle East and North Africa, open to all and free of charge. Check the calendar a few days before the Salon for the current week's topic.

Friday, March 6, 2015

MENA Salon

Workshop | March 6 | 3-4 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 340, Sultan Conference Room


Center for Middle Eastern Studies


The CMES hosts an informal weekly coffee hour and guided discussion of current events in the Middle East and North Africa, open to all and free of charge. Check the calendar a few days before the Salon for the current week's topic.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Transactional Reality and the Regimes of Truth

Lecture | March 11 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220


Sara McClintock, Associate Professor of Tibetan and Indian Buddhism, Emory University

Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion


Sara McClintock is Associate Professor of Religion at Emory University, where she teaches courses in Indian and Tibetan Buddhism and interpretation theory in the study of religion. She obtained her bachelor’s degree in fine arts from Bryn Mawr College (1983), her master’s degree in world religions from Harvard Divinity School (1989), and her doctorate in religion from Harvard University (2002)....   More >

Friday, March 13, 2015

MENA Salon

Workshop | March 13 | 3-4 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 340, Sultan Conference Room


Center for Middle Eastern Studies


The CMES hosts an informal weekly coffee hour and guided discussion of current events in the Middle East and North Africa, open to all and free of charge. Check the calendar a few days before the Salon for the current week's topic.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Concerning 'Goodbye Christ': Langston Hughes, Political Poetry, and African American Religion

Lecture | March 17 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220


Wallace Best, Professor of Religion and African American Studies, Princeton University

Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion


The Berkeley Public Forum on Religion is a program of the Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion (BCSR).

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Politics in a Grey Zone: Connivance Militancy in Malaysia and Tunisia

Lecture | March 18 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library


Sophie Lemiere, Jean Monnet Postdoctoral Fellow, European University Institute

Center for Southeast Asia Studies, Center for Middle Eastern Studies


This talk is drawn from a new and on-going comparative research in Malaysia (2008-2014) and Tunisia (2014) exploring the rise of connivance militants in young democracies as a conjectural and/or systemic phenomenon.

Friday, March 20, 2015

MENA Salon

Workshop | March 20 | 3-4 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 340, Sultan Conference Room


Center for Middle Eastern Studies


The CMES hosts an informal weekly coffee hour and guided discussion of current events in the Middle East and North Africa, open to all and free of charge. Check the calendar a few days before the Salon for the current week's topic.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Mediating Piety

Lecture | April 2 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220


Webb Keane, Professor of Anthropology, University of Michican, Ann Arbor


The Berkeley Public Forum on Religion is a program of the Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion (BCSR).

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Brigid of Murroe

Lecture | April 9 | 5-7 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall


Fanny Howe, Poet, Essayist, Novelist

Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion


The Berkeley Seminars in Art and Religion is a program of the Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion (BCSR). Co-presented by the Holloway Poetry Series.

Friday, April 10, 2015

MENA Salon

Workshop | April 10 | 3-4 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 340, Sultan Conference Room


Center for Middle Eastern Studies


The CMES hosts an informal weekly coffee hour and guided discussion of current events in the Middle East and North Africa, open to all and free of charge. Check the calendar a few days before the Salon for the current week's topic.

Friday, April 17, 2015

MENA Salon

Workshop | April 17 | 3-4 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 340, Sultan Conference Room


Center for Middle Eastern Studies


The CMES hosts an informal weekly coffee hour and guided discussion of current events in the Middle East and North Africa, open to all and free of charge. Check the calendar a few days before the Salon for the current week's topic.

Friday, April 24, 2015

MENA Salon

Workshop | April 24 | 3-4 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 340, Sultan Conference Room


Center for Middle Eastern Studies


The CMES hosts an informal weekly coffee hour and guided discussion of current events in the Middle East and North Africa, open to all and free of charge. Check the calendar a few days before the Salon for the current week's topic.

Friday, May 1, 2015

MENA Salon

Workshop | May 1 | 3-4 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 340, Sultan Conference Room


Center for Middle Eastern Studies


The CMES hosts an informal weekly coffee hour and guided discussion of current events in the Middle East and North Africa, open to all and free of charge. Check the calendar a few days before the Salon for the current week's topic.