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Sunday, April 23, 2017

Islamophobia and the End of Liberalism?: 8th Annual Conference on Islamophobia

Conference/Symposium | April 21 – 23, 2017 every day | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, Booth Auditorium


Center for Race and Gender


Islamophobia and the end of liberalism?
8th Annual International Islamophobia Conference

Islamophobia Research and Documentation Project
University of California, Berkeley

April 21st – 23rd, 2017
Boalt Hall, Booth Auditorium, UC Berkeley



Exploration of Forms Workshop: “Female Orishas and Their Songs” with Bobi Céspedes

Workshop | April 23 | 1-3 p.m. |  Bancroft Studio (2401 Bancroft)


Department of Theater, Dance & Performance Studies


Part of the Public Movement Workshop Series (4 Sundays)
No dance training required to participate.
$5 for UCB Participants (with ID); $10 for general public per workshop — cash or check
No need to RSVP; simply show up ready to move.

The Orisha are deities found in the Yoruba-spiritual tradition known as Ifa in Nigeria, Candomblé in Brazil, and Lucumí in Cuba.

Join us for a rare...   More >


$5 UCB Participants with ID, $10 General Public

Tickets go on sale April 23.



University Wind Ensemble: works by HAZO, GRAINGER, SCHUMAN, NELSON, ARNOLD, and DE HAAN

Performing Arts - Music | April 23 | 3 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall


Department of Music


University Wind Ensemble
Robert Calonico, director
HAZO Sevens
GRAINGER Lincolnshire Posy
SCHUMAN Chester
ARNOLD Four Scottish Dances
Jacob DE HAAN Ross Roy


The University Wind Ensemble is offered for the study and practice of traditional and contemporary wind band repertoire. The Wind Ensemble’s long history at Cal dates back to before the 1930s, when the group was directed by...   More >


$16 General Admission, $12 non-UCB students, seniors, current/retired UCB faculty and staff, groups 10+, $5 UCB students

Buy tickets online, or by calling 510.642.9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org.

Monday, April 24, 2017

Reading Technopoetic Japan

Colloquium | April 24 | 2:30 p.m. | 142 Dwinelle Hall


Earl Jackson Jr., National Chiao Tung University

Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Department of Comparative Literature, Film & Media Studies


What is often dismissed as “otaku culture” actually names a complex network of creative industries and equally creative engaged participants. The media that emerge and sustain these subcultural formations include anime, manga, novels, etc.. In studying these media I focus on relations among technology, representation, and subjectivity as well as the politics that inform and circumscribe those...   More >



Preventing Gun Violence: What Works and What Stands in the Way: the keynote event in the Gun Violence in America series

Panel Discussion | April 24 | 3-4:30 p.m. | Barrows Hall, Social Science Matrix, 8th floor


Robyn Thomas, Executive Director, Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence

Peter Aldhous, Buzzfeed, UC Berkeley

Human Rights Center


featuring Robyn Thomas, Executive Director, Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence, in conversation with Peter Aldhous, Science reporter, Buzzfeed and Professor, UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism


RSVP online.



Composition Colloquium: Clemens Gadenstätter

Colloquium | April 24 | 3 p.m. | 125 Morrison Hall


Department of Music


Clemens Gadenstätter (born 1966, Zell am See/Salzburg) studied Composition with Erich Urbanner (University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna) and Helmut Lachenmann (1992-1995, University of Music and Perfroming Arts Stuttgart) as well as he studied the flute (University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna) with Wolfgang Schulz.

During his student years, he was active as a flautist in...   More >



Campus Visitor Library Tour: Doe and Moffitt Libraries and their Main Stacks

Tour/Open House | April 3 – 24, 2017 every Monday | 3-4 p.m. | Doe Library, meets at north entrance


Library


April is a month when students and families visit campus, trying to decide if Cal will be their future home. If you are are visiting campus, you are encouraged to come see the the Library.

Tours of the historic Doe Library, underground Main stacks, and newly renovated Moffitt Undergraduate Library are given every Monday and Friday in April. They start on the north steps of the Doe Library. You...   More >


Students - Undergraduate

All Audiences



China’s Economic Statecraft Toward Myanmar and North Korea

Colloquium | April 24 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library


James Reilly, Government and International Relations, University of Sydney

Kevin O'Brien, Political Science, UC Berkeley

Center for Chinese Studies (CCS), Institute of East Asian Studies


Tempted by their expansive authority over China’s economy, Chinese leaders are increasingly deploying economic resources such as foreign aid and overseas investments to influence policy decisions in other countries. To implement economic statecraft, China’s leaders rely upon state-owned companies, bureaucratic agencies, and local Chinese officials, even though they may be unreliable...   More >



Inside and Out: The Architectural Frame of Old Norse Poetry

Lecture | April 24 | 4-6 p.m. | 6415 Dwinelle Hall


Guðrún Nordal, Árni Magnússon Institute for Icelandic Studies

Department of Scandinavian


Join the Scandinavian Department for a talk by Guðrún Nordal.

Guðrún Nordal is Director of the Árni Magnússon Institute for Icelandic Studies and Professor of Icelandic Literature.



Stigmata as Object of Rivalry and Target of Doubt from St. Francis to Padre Pio

Lecture | April 24 | 4-6 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall


Gábor Klaniczay, Central European University

Department of History, Townsend Center for the Humanities, Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion


Gábor Klaniczay is Professor of Medieval History at the Central European University in Budapest and works on heresy, sainthood, visions, stigmatics, magic, and witchcraft in medieval and early modern Europe. He was awarded the 2016 International Prize for History by the Comité international des sciences historique. More recently he has become a spokesperson in defense of the CEU against attacks...   More >


All Audiences



Stigmata as Object of Rivalry and Target of Doubt from St. Francis to Padre Pio

Lecture | April 24 | 4-6 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall


Professor Gábor Klaniczay

Townsend Center for the Humanities, Department of History, Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion


Talk by Professor Gábor Klaniczay. Gábor Klaniczay is Professor of Medieval History at the Central European University in Budapest and works on heresy, sainthood, visions, stigmatics, magic, and witchcraft in medieval and early modern Europe. He was awarded the 2016 International Prize for History by the Comite International des Sciences Historique.


All Audiences

All Audiences



Science and Mathematics Education Colloquium: Environmental Education: Supporting Socio-Emotional Learning, Place-Based Connections, and Stewardship

Colloquium | April 24 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 2515 Tolman Hall


Nicole Ardoin, Associate Professor, Graduate School of Education and Woods Institute for the Environment, Stanford University

Graduate School of Education


Abstract. Environmental education—a diverse field focused on lifelong learning, systems thinking, and sustainability practices—can address a range of outcomes, including environmental knowledge and attitudes, interpersonal skills, and environmentally related behaviors. Many environmental education programs, particularly those with residential or youth-development elements, emphasize...   More >



Radio, Podcast, and Contemporary Cultural Criticism: John Horn and Glynn Washington, moderated by Chloe Veltman

Lecture | April 24 | 6:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Osher Theater


Townsend Center for the Humanities, Arts + Design


John Horn is host of KPCC’s The Frame, a daily arts and entertainment program. Glynn Washington is host and executive producer of Snap Judgment on National Public Radio. Chloe Veltman is senior arts editor at KQED.


All Audiences

All Audiences



Arts + Design Mondays: Radio, Podcast, and Contemporary Cultural Criticism, with John Horn and Glynn Washington

Lecture | April 24 | 6:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


John Horn, KPCC

Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Horn is host of KPCC’s The Frame, and has covered culture for nearly thirty years. Washington is host and executive producer of Snap Judgment on NPR. Moderated by Ben Manilla.


Admission to this lecture is free.



Vittorio De Sica, Two Women

Film - Feature | April 24 | 7 p.m. | Hearst Field Annex, A1 (auditorium)


Marco Grossi

Maria Grazia Affinito

Institute of European Studies, Human Rights Center, Italian Society at Berkeley, Department of Gender and Women's Studies, Townsend Center for the Humanities, Arts & Humanities, Letters & Science Division of , ASUC (Associated Students of the University of California)


What does sexual violence look like when it becomes a war strategy? Join us and help to support a film fest and prestigious panel about an historic case of sexual violence during World War II and a new Berkeley initiative to combat impunity today.


All Audiences, Alumni, Faculty, Friends of the University, General Public, Students - Graduate, Students - Undergraduate

All Audiences

This film is presented in Italian with English subtitles, and includes graphic scenes of war.



Vittorio De Sica, Two Women

Film - Feature | April 24 | 7 p.m. | Hearst Field Annex, A1 (auditorium)


Marco Grossi

Maria Grazia Affinito

Institute of European Studies, Human Rights Center, Italian Society at Berkeley, Department of Gender and Women's Studies, Townsend Center for the Humanities, Arts & Humanities, Letters & Science Division of , ASUC (Associated Students of the University of California)


What does sexual violence look like when it becomes a war strategy? Join us and help to support a film fest and prestigious panel about an historic case of sexual violence during World War II and a new Berkeley initiative to combat impunity today.


All Audiences, Alumni, Faculty, Friends of the University, General Public, Students - Graduate, Students - Undergraduate

All Audiences

This film is presented in Italian with English subtitles, and includes graphic scenes of war.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Academic Freedom, Hungary, and the Attack on the Central European University

Panel Discussion | April 25 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall


Istvan Rev, Director, Open Society Archive, Central European University, and Visiting Professor of History, UC Berkeley; Gábor Klaniczay, Professor of Medieval History, Central European University

John Connelly, Professor of History, UC Berkeley

Department of History



The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America

Panel Discussion | April 25 | 4:30-6:30 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Reading Room


Richard Rothstein, Research Associate, Economic Policy Institute

Janelle Scott, Associate Professor, Berkeley, GSE; Michael J. Dumas, Assistant Professor, Berkeley, GSE; sean reardon, Professor of Poverty and Inequality in Education and Professor (by courtesy) of Sociology, Stanford University

Graduate School of Education


Richard Rothstein, author and Research Associate at the Economic Policy Institute, will offer insights into how residential segregation in America — the incessant kind that continues to dog our major cities and has contributed to so much ongoing social strife — is the intended result of racially explicit government policies at the local, state, and federal levels.

He will...   More >



The Serbian Poetic Word: 17th Annual Peter N. Kujachich Lecture in Serbian and Montenegrin Studies

Lecture | April 25 | 5-7 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room


Ronelle Alexander, Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures, UC Berkeley

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


“Most poetry is not equipped for a world in which people actually die. But some is.” These words, attributed to the great poet Czesław Miłosz, come to mind when one thinks of Serbian poetry. The lecture explores what it is that makes the poetic word – and especially the Serbian poetic word – so powerful. By examining the ways in which the poetry of their language has sung to Serbs...   More >



Raju Nayak | Singing Resistance: Oral Narratives of the Lambada Bhats of Southern India

Lecture | April 25 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)


Raju Nayak, ISAS Visiting Scholar, 2016-2017, UC Berkeley

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


A talk by Dr. Raju Nayak, ISAS Visiting Scholar, 2016-2017, on the oral narratives of resistance of a tribal community of South India.



Tehran Streetstyle: A Talk by Hoda Katebi

Lecture | April 25 | 5:30-7 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall


Hoda Katebi

Center for Middle Eastern Studies


Hoda Katebi is an author, photographer, and activist fashion blogger whose research focuses on the underground fashion movement in Iran and the intersections of fashion, gender, and nationhood. In 2013, she founded Joo Joo Azad (www.joojooazad.com), an online platform dedicated to the integration of ethical fashion and activism.
Tehran Streetstyle—the first in-print collection of modern fashion...   More >



Digital Dissent

Panel Discussion | April 25 | 6-7:45 p.m. | 202 South Hall


Center for New Media , Information, School of, Graduate School of Journalism


In the last presidential election cycle, and accelerating into the first months of the new Presidency, our society has experienced as never before the unexpected, asymmetrical, and powerful effects of new, digital media on public and political life. On April 25, The Berkeley Center for New Media, in partnership with the School of Information and Graduate School of Journalism, turn to the...   More >


All Audiences

All Audiences



Ach du liebe Zeit: A (literary) German Cabaret

Performing Arts - Theater | April 25 – 26, 2017 every day | 7-8 p.m. | B-4 Dwinelle Hall


Students in German 102A, German Department

Department of German


The UC Berkeley German Department's Student Cabaret presents
a poetic and humorous celebration of the German language, featuring works by Eichendorff, Gernhardt, Rilke, Morgenstern and many others.



Still Tomorrow

Film - Documentary | April 25 | 7-10 p.m. | 142 Dwinelle Hall


Fan Jian, Documentary Filmmaker; Professor Linda Williams, Departments of Film Studies and Rhetoric at UC Berkeley

Datong Society of China Studies, Center for Chinese Studies, UC Berkeley


Still Tomorrow (yaoyaohuanghuang de renjian), directed by Fan Jian. is based on the story of an unusual Chinese poet—Yu Xiuhua.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt6254446/

Yu Xiuhua was a peasant woman poet. She was born in a small village in Hubei Province, China in 1976, with cerebral palsy, author of a 2015 poem “Crossing Half of the Country to Sleep with You.”

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Empowering Progress: Reformism and State-building in the Philippines

Lecture | April 26 | 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, 341, DSSEAS Library, Level F/G


David Timberman, Visiting Scholar, Asia-Pacific Research Center, Stanford University

Center for Southeast Asia Studies, Filipino and Philippine Studies Working Group


This presentation will examine the dynamics and outcomes of three extended efforts at social, economic and governance reform in the Philippines: 1) agrarian reform; 2) liberalization of the telecommunications sector; and 3) fiscal and budget reforms.



Noon Concert: Laura Carmichael, clarinet

Performing Arts - Music | April 26 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall


Department of Music


Laura Carmichael, clarinet
Cindy COX The Shape of the Shell
Hannah LASH California Orange (world premiere)
Ig HENNEMAN Featherlight Monkeys
and other works by Berkeley composers

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Featuring the Music Department’s varied and diverse performance activities, the Department of Music presents a series of free weekly concerts each semester in Hertz Hall. Inaugurated...   More >


All Audiences



California Countercultures: Go Big or Go Home, with Amy Critchett and Mark Pauline

Lecture | April 26 | 12 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Hear from Pauline, founder of Survival Research Labs, and his wife, Critchett, the founder of Art+Audience and executive producer of Leo Villareal’s public work, including The Bay Lights.


Admission to this lecture is free. Admission to this event is free



A Tale of Two Women: From postwar Italian cinema to human rights today

Conference/Symposium | April 26 | 2-5 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, Room 170


Institute of European Studies, Human Rights Center, Italian Society at Berkeley, Department of Gender and Women's Studies, Townsend Center for the Humanities, Arts & Humanities, Letters & Science Division of , ASUC (Associated Students of the University of California)


Join us for a conversation about an historic case of sexual violence during World War II and a new Berkeley initiative to combat impunity today.


All Audiences, Alumni, Faculty, Friends of the University, General Public, Students - Graduate, Students - Prospective, Students - Undergraduate

All Audiences



Buying the Farm: The Financialization of US Agriculture.

Colloquium | April 26 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 575 McCone Hall


Professor Kathryn De Master, University of California Berkeley

Department of Geography



Berkeley Lecture on Religious Tolerance | Living with Difference: Shared Religious Sanctuaries in Ottoman Lands

Lecture | April 26 | 5-7 p.m. | 310 Sutardja Dai Hall


Karen Barkey, Haas Distinguished Chair of Religious Diversity, UC Berkeley

Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion


In this talk, I will discuss the sharing of sacred sanctuaries by the three great monotheistic religions across the Mediterranean, with particular examples from the history of the Ottoman Empire...   More >


Alumni, Faculty, Friends of the University, General Public, Staff, Students - Graduate, Students - Prospective, Students - Undergraduate

All Audiences



Back from the Brink: The Global Revival of Manchu Studies: A Memorial Lecture for Professor Emeritus James Bosson

Memorial | April 26 | 5 p.m. | 180 Doe Library


Mark Elliott, East Asian Languages and Civilizations, Harvard University

Jacob Dalton, East Asian Languages and Cultures, UC Berkeley

Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), UC Berkeley Mongolia Initiative, Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)


With the passing of Professor James Bosson the campus lost an early and important voice in the study of Mongolian, Manchu, and Tibetan language and culture. A memorial lecture in his honor will be presented by his former student Mark Eilliott, Harvard University.



Queen of Katwe | New Directions in Indian Cinema: Featuring Films by Acclaimed Film Director, Mira Nair

Film - Series | April 26 | 5-8 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)


Institute for South Asia Studies, Center for African Studies


The colorful true story of a young girl selling corn on the streets of rural Uganda whose world rapidly changes when she is introduced to the game of chess.


RSVP online.



Chulmun, the Middle in the Muddle?: Review of Holocene Niche Construction in the Korean Peninsula

Lecture | April 26 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility), Seminar Room


Gyoung-Ah Lee, Associate Professor, Anthropology, University of Oregon

Archaeological Research Facility, Department of Anthropology, Center for Korean Studies (CKS)


The Chulmun culture, documented by over 870 sites across the Korean Peninsula, presents one of the long-standing Neolithic traditions from the Early Holocene, comparable to the Jomon in Japan. The Neolithic landscape of Korea has been understood in a fragmented fashion, as rescue projects have driven archaeological investigations. A more fundamental problem lies in the mode of explanation of...   More >



The Powerlessness of Language: How to Write Poetry in Times of Crisis: Roman Osminkin and Pavel Arseniev (Russia) and Serhiy Zhadan (Ukraine)

Lecture | April 26 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall


Roman Osminkin; Pavel Arsenyev; Serhiy Zhadan

Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES), Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, Townsend Center for the Humanities


Please join us for a poetry reading and performance by the experimental poets and artists Roman Osminkin, Pavel Arsenyev, and Sergei Zhadan. The event will be conducted primarily in Russian.

Roman Osminkin is a radical leftist poet and artist from St. Petersburg. His poetry and performances engage with leftist politics, new media, music, and the realia of life in post-Soviet Russia. He...   More >



Ach du liebe Zeit: A (literary) German Cabaret

Performing Arts - Theater | April 25 – 26, 2017 every day | 7-8 p.m. | B-4 Dwinelle Hall


Students in German 102A, German Department

Department of German


The UC Berkeley German Department's Student Cabaret presents
a poetic and humorous celebration of the German language, featuring works by Eichendorff, Gernhardt, Rilke, Morgenstern and many others.



African Film Festival 2017: Hissein Habré, A Chadian Tragedy

Film - Series | April 26 | 7-8:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


The acclaimed Chadian director of Daratt and A Screaming Man turns to documentary with this moving work on his country’s healing and reconciliation, miraculously filmed while its former dictator Hissein Habré was standing trial for war crimes. Habré promised greatness for Chad, but like those of so many other dictators, his regime descended into paranoia and oppression, with countless people...   More >



Giuseppe De Santis, Under the Olive Tree

Film - Feature | April 26 | 8-10:30 p.m. | 159 Mulford Hall


Institute of European Studies, Italian Society at Berkeley, Human Rights Center, Townsend Center for the Humanities, Arts & Humanities, Letters & Science Division of , Department of Gender and Women's Studies, ASUC (Associated Students of the University of California)


A program in the series "A Tale of Two Women: From Postwar Italian Cinema to Human Rights Today," April 24-27 at UC Berkeley and The Marsh Theater


All Audiences, Alumni, Faculty, Friends of the University, General Public, Staff, Students - Graduate, Students - Undergraduate

All Audiences

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Interdisciplinary Approaches to Early Korea

Conference/Symposium | April 27 | 10 a.m.-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library


Stella Xu, Roanoke College

Martin Bale, Yeungnam University; Jonathan Best, Wesleyan University; Marjorie Burge, UC Berkeley; Mark Byington, Harvard University; Jack Davey, UC Berkeley; Lauren Glover, University of Wisconsin; Dennis Lee, Yonsei University; Gyoung-Ah Lee, University of Oregon; Rachel Lee, University of Washington; Rory Walsh, University of Oregon

Center for Korean Studies (CKS)


Early Korea is an interdisciplinary field that seeks to understand human society on the Korean peninsula in ancient times, make the case for the relevance of the region to world history and archaeology, and critically appraise how ancient history is used in the present to foster notions of Korean identity.



Why We Get Russia Wrong

Lecture | April 27 | 4-6 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 220, Geballe Room


Robert English, Associate Professor of International Relations, Slavic Languages & Literature, and Environmental Studies, University of Southern California

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


The talk will explore the pathologies of our media-policy-academic elites that each in their own ways have pushed us toward threat inflation, Russophobia, and the demonization of Vladimir Putin.



Spiritual Seekers, Pilgrims and Psychonauts: Travelers to India and the Transformation of Religion in the long 1960s

Lecture | April 27 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall


Isabel Richter, University of Bremen

Institute of European Studies, Center for German and European Studies, Department of History, GHI West - Berkeley Office of the German Historical Institute, Washington DC, Institute for South Asia Studies


Travel reports and autobiographical texts chronicling journeys to the East in the long 1960s have boomed in the last twenty years. “Western” travelers did not only associate India with “life-changing decisions” but also characterized the trip as a crucial experience and an initiation of a generation. The lecture takes up the historical-cultural thesis of value change and the “life-style...   More >



Investments in Vulnerability: The Limits of Charity and Protection: CRG Thursday Forum Series

Lecture | April 27 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 691 Barrows Hall


Center for Race and Gender


The Center for Race & Gender Thursday Forum Series presents...

Investments in Vulnerability: The Limits of Charity & Protection

Sustaining the Disability Community: The Weaving of Activism, Kinship, and Cash Economies
Dr. Juliann Anesi, Gender and Women’s Studies Department

Aoga Fiamalamalama and Loto Taumafai Schools are non-governmental organizations (NGOs), established in the 1970s...   More >



Racial Urbanisms; In Conversation with Andrew Herscher and Beryl Satter

Lecture | April 27 | 4-6 p.m. | 106 Wurster Hall


College of Environmental Design


THU, APR 27, 4:00pm. Racial Urbanisms: in discussion about building communities through cooperative movements for those leveraging housing towards greater aims.



Kadish Lecture 2017: Central Park: A Design for Democracy

Lecture | April 27 | 4-6 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, Warren Room --Room 295 Simon Hall


Joshua Cohen, Distinguished Senior Fellow UC Berkeley School of Law, Department of Political Science and Department of Philosophy, Apple University and UC Berkeley School of Law

Kadish Center for Morality, Law, and Public Affairs


The Annual Kadish Lecture will be delivered by Prof Joshua Cohen, Distinguished Senior Fellow at UC Berkeley School of Law, the Department of Philosophy, and the Department of Political Science. Professor Cohen is on the faculty at Apple University. He was previously Marta Sutton Weeks Professor of Ethics in Society and Professor of Philosophy and of Law at Stanford University, and Leon and Anne...   More >



I-House Annual Celebration and Awards Gala: Honoring I-House alumni: Sir Desmond Rea, Dr. Arlene Blum, and Shankar Sastry

Special Event | April 27 | 6 p.m. |  International House


Sir Desmond Rea (IH 1966 - 67), Global Ambassador of Peace and Inspiration; Dr. Arlene Blum (IH 1967-68), Alumna of the Year; Shankar Sastry, Distinguished Alumni Professor of the Year

International House


International House 2017 Gala Honoring
Sir Desmond Rea (IH 1966 - 67), Dr. Arlene Blum (IH 1967-68), and Shankar Sastry (IH 1977-78)

6 pm Music & Mingling Dinner & Program Follow
$275 per person
$150 per person for Young Diplomats (35 years of years of age and under)
Chevron Auditorium International House Berkeley
2299 Piedmont Avenue, Berkeley, CA
Valet Parking Provided
For more...   More >


Register online, or by calling 510-642-4128, or by emailing ihalumni@berkeley.edu.



FIlm Showing: KIKI @ BAMPFA

Film - Documentary | April 27 | 7-9 p.m. |  BAMPFA is located at 2155 Center Street, between Oxford Street and Shattuck Avenue, in downtown Berkeley.


College of Environmental Design


Showing of the documentary Kiki with the filmmaker Sara Jordenö, in conversation



African Film Festival 2017: Kiki

Film - Series | April 27 | 7-8:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


New York City’s vibrant ballroom art form/subculture may have entered mainstream consciousness in the 1990s with Madonna’s “Vogue” video and Paris Is Burning, but the scene is as alive as ever today, and even more necessary. Led by LGBTQ youth of color, the activist Kiki scene still boasts the balls, dances, and fashions, but also provides peer-led support and family structures within its...   More >



Eating Pasta off the Floor

Performing Arts - Theater | April 27 | 7:30-9:30 p.m. |  The Marsh Theater


2120 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA

Maria Grazia Affinito

The Marsh Theater


“Hilarious and bittersweet … a spellbinding tale,” KQED Arts


All Audiences

All Audiences, Alumni, Children, Faculty, Friends of the University, General Public, Staff, Students - Graduate, Students - Prospective, Students - Undergraduate, Cal Parents



Berkeley Dance Project 2017

Performing Arts - Dance | April 27 | 8-9:30 p.m. |  Zellerbach Playhouse | Canceled


Department of Theater, Dance & Performance Studies


Inspired by the theme “Digging Deep,” Berkeley Dance Project 2017 offers a physical exploration of communication—between humans, within the natural world, and in the places where the two collide.


$13 Cal Students, Staff & Faculty, & Seniors: $13 online in advance, $15 Cal Students, Staff & Faculty, & Seniors at the door, $18 General Admission in advance, $20 General Admission at the door

Buy tickets online.

Friday, April 28, 2017

6 Days, 50 Years: 1967 and the Politics of Time: Panel Discussion

Conference/Symposium | April 28 | 10 a.m.-1 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall


Joel Beinin, Donald J. McLachlan Professor of History and Professor of Middle East History, Stanford University; Smadar Ben Natan, Visiting Scholar, Berkeley Law, Tel Aviv University; Leena Dallasheh, Assistant Professor, Humboldt State University; Sreemati Mitter, Kutayba Alghanim Assistant Professor of Middle Eastern History and International and Public Affairs, Brown University

Center for Middle Eastern Studies


On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Middle East war, the Centers for Middle Eastern Studies at UC Berkeley, UCLA, and UC Santa Barbara will host contemporaneous panels to address this significant milestone through the meta narrative of “6 Days, 50 Years: 1967 and the Politics of Time.” At UC Berkeley, we will convene a panel of experts to reflect on how horizons of the future were...   More >



Road Trip! Maps for the August 21, 2017 Eclipse

Tour/Open House | April 28 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 50 McCone Hall


Library


Attention all eclipse chasers! Join us for a Maps and More pop up exhibit focusing on eclipse maps and atlases. We will feature maps related to the upcoming summer eclipse on 8/21/17.



Learning and Legislating Love: Family Inequality and U.S. Marriage Education Policy

Colloquium | April 28 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 2538 Channing (Inst. for the Study of Societal Issues), Wildavsky Conference Room


Jennifer Randles, Assistant Professor of Sociology, CSU Fresno

Jill Duerr Berrick, Zellerbach Family Foundation Professor, School of Social Welfare, UC Berkeley

Center for Ethnographic Research, Center for Race and Gender, Department of Gender and Women's Studies, Department of Sociology


In this talk, she will take the audience inside the marriage education classroom to reveal how healthy marriage policy promotes the idea that preventing poverty depends on individuals’ abilities to learn about skilled love.



Campus Visitor Library Tour: Doe and Moffitt Libraries and their Main Stacks

Tour/Open House | April 7 – 28, 2017 every Friday | 3-4 p.m. | Doe Library, meets at north entrance


Library


April is a month when students and families visit campus, trying to decide if Cal will be their future home. If you are are visiting campus, you are encouraged to come see the the Library.

Tours of the historic Doe Library, underground Main stacks, and newly renovated Moffitt Undergraduate Library are given every Monday and Friday in April. They start on the north steps of the Doe Library. You...   More >


Students - Undergraduate

All Audiences



Composition Colloquium: Samuel Andreyev

Colloquium | April 28 | 3 p.m. | 125 Morrison Hall


Department of Music


Samuel Andreyev is a composer, poet, teacher and performer. His music is performed, broadcast, recorded and written about worldwide, and is known for its expressive intensity, spirit of exploration and enormous range of timbres. Resolutely independent, his compositional process is marked by a rigourous perfectionism, with many projects taking years to reach completion.

Samuel Andreyev studied...   More >



Personal Digital Archives: From Accumulation to Legacy

Seminar | April 28 | 3:10-5 p.m. |  107 South hall


Cathy Marshall

Information, School of


Cathy Marshall is an adjunct professor at the Texas A&M University Center for the Study of Digital Libraries.



6 Days, 50 Years: 1967 and the Politics of Time: Keynote Address

Conference/Symposium | April 28 | 3:30-5 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 340, Sultan Conference Room | Note change in date, time, and location


Noura Erakat, George Mason University

Center for Middle Eastern Studies


“Taking the Land Without the People: International Law and the 1967 War”

Keynote Address by Noura Erakat (George Mason University)



Andrew Ollett | The Prakrit Romance

Lecture | April 28 | 4-6 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, 341 (DSSEAS Library)


Andrew Ollett, Junior Fellow, Society of Fellows, Harvard University

Robert P. Goldman, Professor of Sanskrit, South and Southeast Asian Studies, UC Berkeley

Institute for South Asia Studies, Catherine and William L. Magistretti Chair in South and Southeast Asian Studies, Department of South & Southeast Asian Studies


A talk by Dr. Andrew Ollett, Junior Fellow from the Society of Fellows at Harvard University.



My Love Affair with the Brain: The Life and Science of Dr. Marian Diamond: Catherine Ryan, Gary Weimberg | United States, 2016

Film - Documentary | April 28 | 4 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


This biography-cum-scientific adventure is a fascinating, engaging voyage into the human brain and the work of UCB professor emeritus Marian Diamond, one of the founders of modern neuroscience.


Free for Cal Student Film Pass holders | $7 BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students | $8 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, retirees; non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, 18 & under, disabled persons | $12 General admission

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Music Studies Colloquium: Adeline Mueller (Mount Holyoke College), "Cadences of the Childlike: Familial Intimacy in Mozart’s Sonatas for Four Hands and Double and Triple Concertos"

Colloquium | April 28 | 4:30 p.m. | 128 Morrison Hall


Department of Music


Adeline Mueller (Mount Holyoke College), "Cadences of the Childlike: Familial Intimacy in Mozart’s Sonatas for Four Hands and Double and Triple Concertos"

Adeline Mueller is Assistant Professor of Music at Mount Holyoke College. She specializes in Mozart and eighteenth-century opera, ballet, and Lieder, with additional research interests in music and childhood, silent film music, and...   More >



FORGETTING VIETNAM, a film by Trinh Minh-ha

Film - Documentary | April 28 | 5 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Multicultural Community Center


Center for Race and Gender


Center for Race & Gender Special Film Presentation

FORGETTING VIETNAM
a film by Prof. Trinh T. Minh-ha
Gender & Women’s Studies and Rhetoric

Friday, Apr. 28, 2017
5:00 pm
Multicultural Community Center
MLK, Jr. Student Union Building, UC Berkeley
(Location is wheelchair accessible. Event organized by the CRG Arts & Humanities Initiative.)

Touching on a trauma of international...   More >



Suzanne Ciani: Tribute to Don Buchla

Performing Arts - Music | April 28 | 6 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


We mark the passing of visionary inventor and pioneer of electronic synthesis Don Buchla with a special performance by the celebrated electronic musician Suzanne Ciani.


event is included with admission


Free for BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students, faculty, staff, retirees; 18 & under + guardian | $10 Non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons | $12 General admission



Disoriental Spring Recital

Performing Arts - Music | April 28 | 6:30-8 p.m. | 125 Morrison Hall


Disoriental

Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Department of Music


The spring recital by Berkeley's Middle Eastern and North African music ensemble features compositions from Morocco, Tunisia, Lebanon, and the Gulf.



African Film Festival 2017: Ayiti Mon Amour

Film - Series | April 28 | 7:30-9 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Documentary meets magical neorealism in the Haitian-born filmmaker Guetty Felin’s gorgeous tribute to the resilience and beauty of her homeland, set five years after its devastating 2010 earthquake. The ruins and rubble remain, as do the protests over government corruption, yet amidst the debris magic still can be found: a grieving young man can discover he powers the currents, or an author can...   More >



University Chamber Chorus: “Love and Longing”

Performing Arts - Music | April 28 | 8 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall


Department of Music


University Chamber Chorus
“Love and Longing”
From Finland to France, Bosnia to Broadway: works of Bartók, Berlin, Brahms, Debussy, Ellington, Hensel, Thompson, Rautavaara, and special guest pianist Jeffrey Sykes

The UCB Chamber Chorus is the university’s premiere concert choir. Known for offering our singers and audiences an engaging musical experience, each year the Chamber Chorus sings a...   More >


$16 General Admission, $12 non-UCB students, seniors, current/retired UCB faculty and staff, groups 10+, $5 UCB students

Buy tickets online, or by calling 510.642.9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org.



Berkeley Dance Project 2017

Performing Arts - Dance | April 28 | 8-9:30 p.m. |  Zellerbach Playhouse


Department of Theater, Dance & Performance Studies


Inspired by the theme “Digging Deep,” Berkeley Dance Project 2017 offers a physical exploration of communication—between humans, within the natural world, and in the places where the two collide.


$13 Cal Students, Staff & Faculty, & Seniors: $13 online in advance, $15 Cal Students, Staff & Faculty, & Seniors at the door, $18 General Admission in advance, $20 General Admission at the door

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