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Thursday, December 7, 2017

Jacobs Winter Design Showcase

Special Event | December 6 – 7, 2017 every day |  Jacobs Hall


Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation


On Wednesday, December 6, and Thursday, December 7, please join the Jacobs Institute for the Jacobs Winter Design Showcase. At this open house, you can meet student designers, check out innovations in fields from health to mobility, and celebrate the semester over conversation and refreshments.


All Audiences

All Audiences



Free First Thursday at BAMPFA

Special Event | February 2 – December 7, 2017 the first Thursday of the month every month | 11 a.m.-7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


First Thursdays are a great time to visit BAMPFA. The galleries are free all day and we offer guided exhibition tours.


free admission to the galleries



How East and West Germans Made the Iron Curtain

Lecture | December 7 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall


Edith Scheffer, Senior Fellow at IES and Assistant Professor at Stanford University

Institute of European Studies, Center for German and European Studies


The building of the Berlin Wall in 1961 shocked the world. Ever since, the image of this impenetrable barrier between East and West, imposed by communism, has been a central symbol of the Cold War. This talk reveals the hidden origins of the Iron Curtain, showing how the physical border between East and West Germany was not simply imposed by Cold War superpowers, but was an improvised outgrowth...   More >



Lunch Poems: Rita Dove

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


Rita Dove

Lunch Poems, Library


A poetry reading by Rita Dove.



The Meyerhoff Scholars Program: A successful model for developing a more inclusive STEM PhD workforce

Lecture | December 7 | 3:30-5 p.m. | Haas School of Business, Spieker Forum, Connie & Kevin Chou Hall


Mike Summers, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

College of Letters & Science, College of Chemistry


The Meyerhoff Scholars Program has been at the forefront of efforts to increase diversity among future leaders in science, engineering, and related fields. The UMBC Meyerhoff family is now more than 1,300 strong, with over 1,000 alumni across the nation and nearly 300 students enrolled in graduate and professional programs.

This event is free and open to the public -- join us for talk & reception.


RSVP online.



Poetics of N(eg)ation: Articulating Refusal

Reading - Literary | December 7 | 4 p.m. | 691 Barrows Hall


Center for Race and Gender


At “Poetics of N(eg)ation: Articulating Refusal,” poets will explore what it means to articulate a kind of refusal that is urgently needed from communities who may not be part of the “national” imaginary. This event is an intimate reading delivered by each poet followed by the poets asking each other questions about their work and forming lines of affinities that undo one-way contact. This...   More >



An Epic Transformation: The Transition of the Oirat Oral Epic Jangar from ‘Culture’ to ‘Cultural Resource’

Lecture | December 7 | 4 p.m. | 180 Doe Library


Michael Long, Cambridge University

Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), UC Berkeley Mongolia Initiative


This fieldwork program attempted to follow the conceptual transformation of the Epic of Jangar—a traditional oral epic of the Oirat Mongols of XUAR—as a social phenomenon in Hoboksar Mongolian Autonomous County from the end of the Cultural Revolution to present, particularly from the mid-2000s onward. In this time, Jangar transformed from a curious cultural artifact of ‘folk culture’ with near...   More >

Friday, December 8, 2017

CWED: A Symposium to Celebrate a Decade of Important Minimum Wage Research

Conference/Symposium | December 8 | 9 a.m.-6 p.m. | 2521 Channing Way (Inst. for Res. on Labor & Employment), IRLE Director's Room


Michael Reich, Co-Chair, Center on Wage and Employment Dynamics; Sylvia Allegretto, Co-Chair, Center on Wage and Employment Dynamics; Arindrajit Dube, University of Massachusetts - Amherst; Ben Zipperer, Economic Policy Institute; Ken Jacobs, UC Berkeley Labor Center; Claire Montialoux, Stanford University/CREST; Jared Bernstein, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities; Bill Spriggs, Howard University; Lindsey Bullinger, University of Indiana; Will Dow, UC Berkeley

Laura Giuliano, UC Merced; Ian Perry, UC Berkeley Labor Center; Emmanuel Saez, UC Berkeley; Larry Mishel, Economic Policy Institute

Sandra Smith, Interim Director, Institute for Research on Labor and Employment

Carl Nadler, Center on Wage and Employment Dynamics

Anna Godoy, Center on Wage and Employment Dynamics

Institute of Research on Labor & Employment, Center on Wage and Employment Dynamics, Washington Center for Equitable Growth


It has been ten years since the creation of the Center on Wage and Employment Dynamics (CWED), housed in the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment (IRLE). Since then, CWED has become well-known for its trailblazing academic and policy research on a number of important economic issues, including the effects of the Great Recession, public sector workers, low-wage labor markets and, most...   More >


Register online.



Open Textbook Workshop

Workshop | December 8 | 9:30-11:30 a.m. | Dwinelle Hall, 127 (Academic Innovation Studio)


Rachael Samberg, Scholarly Communication Officer, Library

Sarah Cohen, Open Textbook Network

Library


Are you an instructor who is concerned about the impact of high textbook costs on your students? Do you want to adopt or create innovative pedagogical materials? Explore possible open textbook solutions by attending a two hour workshop and writing a short textbook review. The Library will provide you with a $200 stipend for your efforts! Space is limited, so please submit a very brief...   More >


Faculty

Faculty

Space is limited. Applications must be received by Dec. 1. Register online.



Open Textbook Workshop for Staff and Partners

Workshop | December 8 | 12:45-2:45 p.m. | 127 Dwinelle Hall


Rachael Samberg, Scholarly Communication Officer, Library

Sarah Cohen, Open Textbook Network

Library


Are you a UC Berkeley staff or affiliate who is concerned about the impact of high textbook costs on students, or you are working with a faculty member who is? Do you want to support the adoption or creation of innovative pedagogical materials? Discover the landscape for affordable textbooks, and explore possible open textbook solutions at this workshop, and di


Staff

Staff

RSVP by December 5 online.



Global Lives Project

Film - Documentary | November 3 – December 29, 2017 every Friday | 5 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


This collaborative video project captures twenty-four hours in the lives of diverse individuals across the globe.



Faces Places

Film - Documentary | December 8 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Forever young-at-heart filmmaker (and French New Wave legend) Agnès Varda teams up with hipster artist JR on a road trip across rural France. A first-rate achievement in Varda’s brilliant career.



University Symphony Orchestra

Performing Arts - Music | December 8 – 9, 2017 every day | 8 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall


Department of Music


David Milnes, music director
Rachmaninoff - Symphony No. 3
Stravinsky - Symphony in C
Dutilleux - Métaboles

Established in 1923, the UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra is the oldest performing arts ensemble in the University of California system. Throughout its long history, the orchestra has provided students and other members of the campus community with the opportunity to expand their...   More >


$20 General Admission, $15 non-UCB students, seniors, current/retired UCB faculty and staff, groups 10+, $5 UCB students

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



Camille A. Brown and Dancers: BLACK GIRL: Linguistic Play

Performing Arts - Dance | December 8 | 8 p.m. |  Zellerbach Playhouse


Camille A. Brown and Dancers, Cal Performances

Cal Performances


Innovative choreographer Camille A. Brown's BLACK GIRL: Linguistic Play draws on the games little girls play to tell a story of black female empowerment. Brown uses African-American vernacular forms—social dancing, Double Dutch, hand-clapping games, ring shout—to explore the self-discovery and playfulness of childhood in a work the New York Times calls "by turns, clever and tender." Brown, a 2016...   More >


All Audiences

All Audiences

$54

Buy tickets online, or by calling 510-642-9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org.

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Korean Fashion from the Joseon Dynasty to Today

Lecture | December 9 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Asian Art Museum, Samsung Hall


200 Larkin Street, San Francisco, CA 04102

Asian Art Museum


Delve into Couture Korea with textile historian Lee Talbot and costume historian Minjee Kim.



Roundtable Reading: Dear Miss Karana by Eric Elliott

Reading - Literary | December 9 | 3 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Recommended for ages 8 & up (younger kids welcome as listeners)
Start reading this story of a girl who feels a special connection to the real-life heroine of Island of the Blue Dolphins, and pick up a free copy to keep reading at home.



Gallery Talk by David Call: Martin Wong and ASL

Lecture | December 9 | 3:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


Artist David Call shares insights into the distinctive presence of American Sign Language in Martin Wong’s work.



Camille A. Brown and Dancers: BLACK GIRL: Linguistic Play

Performing Arts - Dance | December 9 | 8 p.m. |  Zellerbach Playhouse


Camille A. Brown and Dancers, Cal Performances

Cal Performances


Innovative choreographer Camille A. Brown's BLACK GIRL: Linguistic Play draws on the games little girls play to tell a story of black female empowerment. Brown uses African-American vernacular forms—social dancing, Double Dutch, hand-clapping games, ring shout—to explore the self-discovery and playfulness of childhood in a work the New York Times calls "by turns, clever and tender." Brown, a 2016...   More >


All Audiences

All Audiences

$54

Buy tickets online, or by calling 510-642-9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org.



University Symphony Orchestra

Performing Arts - Music | December 8 – 9, 2017 every day | 8 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall


Department of Music


David Milnes, music director
Rachmaninoff - Symphony No. 3
Stravinsky - Symphony in C
Dutilleux - Métaboles

Established in 1923, the UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra is the oldest performing arts ensemble in the University of California system. Throughout its long history, the orchestra has provided students and other members of the campus community with the opportunity to expand their...   More >


$20 General Admission, $15 non-UCB students, seniors, current/retired UCB faculty and staff, groups 10+, $5 UCB students

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

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Takács Quartet and Garrick Ohlsson, piano: Chamber Music

Performing Arts - Music | December 10 | 3 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall


Takács Quartet and Garrick Ohlsson, piano, Cal Performances

Cal Performances


Each time the Takács Quartet walks on stage for Cal Performances, its four players invite Berkeley audiences to experience a new dimension of this superlative ensemble's musical artistry. Returning after last season's heroic cycle of the complete Beethoven quartets, the Takács welcomes commanding pianist Garrick Ohlsson for Brahms' inventive and richly contrapuntal Piano Quintet, plus the first...   More >


All Audiences

All Audiences

$48 - 86

Buy tickets online, or by calling 510-642-9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org.



Camille A. Brown and Dancers: BLACK GIRL: Linguistic Play

Performing Arts - Dance | December 10 | 3 p.m. |  Zellerbach Playhouse


Camille A. Brown and Dancers, Cal Performances

Cal Performances


Innovative choreographer Camille A. Brown's BLACK GIRL: Linguistic Play draws on the games little girls play to tell a story of black female empowerment. Brown uses African-American vernacular forms—social dancing, Double Dutch, hand-clapping games, ring shout—to explore the self-discovery and playfulness of childhood in a work the New York Times calls "by turns, clever and tender." Brown, a 2016...   More >


All Audiences

All Audiences

$54

Buy tickets online, or by calling 510-642-9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Berkeley New Music Project

Performing Arts - Music | December 11 | 8 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall | Canceled


Department of Music


Eco Ensemble
David Milnes, director
David Milnes leads our resident professional new music ensemble in new works by UC Berkeley graduate student composers.

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

The Berkeley New Music Project is a group dedicated to the performance of new music by the graduate student composers in UC Berkeley’s Department of Music. Supported by funding from the Department of Music,...   More >