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Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Through the Learner's Lens: A Student Learning Center Photo Contest

Miscellaneous | February 25 – March 22, 2019 every day |  César E. Chávez Student Center

 Student Learning Center

The UC Berkeley Student Learning Center is excited to invite submissions for our first ever photo contest! We’re calling on the creativity of our campus community to build a collection of images that showcase the diverse ways learning takes place in and through the Student Learning Center. We invite you to share moments in the learning process that excite you, challenge you, and encapsulate the...   More >

Winter at the Hall

Special Event | December 21, 2018 – March 20, 2019 every day |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

This winter, visit the Hall for interactive exhibits, special hands-on activities, intriguing Planetarium shows, and more!

Computer Health Matters: User Friendly Workstations (BEUHS400)

Workshop | February 26 | 8:30-9:30 a.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

 Greg Ryan, Ergonomics@Work

 Be Well at Work - Ergonimics

Learn how to set up a user-friendly workstation and practice stretches to help relieve computer-related aches and pains. This workshop is required to qualify for computer ergonomics matching funds.

  Register online

Shedding Light on Black Holes

Seminar | February 26 | 9-9:30 a.m. | Barrows Hall, Radio broadcast, ON-AIR ONLY, 90.7 FM

 Fatima Abdurrahman, PhD Candidate, Department of Astronomy; Andrew Saintsing, PhD Student, Department of Integrative Biology

 KALX 90.7 FM

Fatima is a PhD candidate whose research is focused on finding blackholes.

Fatima Abdurrahman

Keyboards and Mice: Ergonomic Alternatives (BEUHS401)

Workshop | February 26 | 9:45-10:45 a.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

 Greg Ryan, Campus Ergonomist, Be well at Work - Ergonomics

 Be Well at Work - Ergonimics

Learn about the ergonomics of keyboards and pointing devices, including appropriate workstation set-up, postures, and techniques for using them. Find out about the keyboards and pointing devices covered by the Computer Ergonomics Matching Funds Program. Enroll online at the UC Learning Center.

  Register online

Seminar 217, Risk Management: Collateralized Networks

Seminar | February 26 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Speakers: Samim Ghamami, Goldman Sachs and UC Berkeley Center for Risk Management Research

 Consortium for Data Analytics in Risk

We study the spread of losses and defaults through financial networks focusing on two important elements of regulatory reforms: collateral requirements and bankruptcy stay rules in over-the-counter (OTC) markets. Under "segregated" collateral requirements, one firm can benefit from the failure of another, the failure frees the committed collateral of the surviving firm giving it additional...   More >

Understanding the 2015 Canadian Election

Colloquium | February 26 | 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Peter Loewen, University of Toronto

 Canadian Studies Program (CAN)), Institute of Governmental Studies, Institute of International Studies

The 2015 Canadian federal election was a dynamic affair. Each of the three major parties held the lead in polls at some point in the campaign. However, by the end of the campaign the Tories finished where they started, the Liberals pulled far ahead, and the NDP saw all their previous gains fall away. Why did this happen?

View from the Top: Ashraf Habibullah: Empowering the Next Generation of Engineers

Lecture | February 26 | 12-1 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium, 3rd floor

 Ashraf Habibullah, Founder, President, and CEO, Computers and Structures, Inc.

 College of Engineering, Cal Seismic Design Team.

Ashraf Habibullah, founder, president, and CEO of Computers and Structures Inc., a global leader in the development of software tools for structural and earthquake engineering.

In his talk, "Empowering the Next Generation of Engineers," Ashraf will share his view of the future of the engineering profession and discuss how engineering education and the role of engineers must adapt if the...   More >

Student Faculty Macro Lunch - "Corporate taxation with Financing Constraints: A Quantitative Evaluation"

Presentation | February 26 | 12-1 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 David Thesmar, Professor of Economics, MIT

 Clausen Center

This workshop consists of one-hour informal presentations on topics related to macroeconomics and international finance, broadly defined. The presenters are UC Berkeley PhD students, faculty, and visitors.

  RSVP by emailing jgmendoza@berkeley.edu by February 22.

De-stress with Thriving in Science

Social Event | February 26 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 231 Barker Hall

 Thriving in Science

SPH Brown Bag Research Presentation: Spirituality/Religion as Sociocultural Determinants of Population Health: Evidence, Implications, and Berkeley’s New Traineeship

Seminar | February 26 | 12-1 p.m. | 5101 Berkeley Way West

 Douglas Oman, Associate Adjunct Professor, School of Public Health

 Public Health, School of

This talk offers a friendly introduction to an emerging field: Compelling empirical evidence demonstrates that spirituality and religion are sociocultural determinants of population health, as documented in several dozen meta-analyses and more than 100 systematic reviews.

Mindfulness Meditation Group

Meeting | February 20, 2018 – January 5, 2021 every Tuesday | 12:15-1 p.m. | 3110 Tang Center, University Health Services

 Tang Center (University Health Services)

The Mindfulness Meditation Group meets every Tuesday at 12:15-1:00 pm at 3110 Tang Center on campus. All campus-affiliated people are welcome to join us on a drop-in basis, no registration or meditation experience necessary. We start with a short reading on meditation practice, followed by 30 minutes of silent sitting, and end with a brief discussion period.

CANCELLED: Seminar 237/281: Macro/International Seminar - "Multinational profit shifting and Measurement"

Seminar | February 26 | 2-4 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Kim Ruhl, Associate Professor of Economics

 Department of Economics


  RSVP by emailing Joseph G. Mendoza at jgmendoza@berkeley.edu

Seminar 218, Psychology and Economics: Daily Labor Supply and Adaptive Reference Points

Seminar | February 26 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Neil Thakral, Brown University

 Department of Economics

Link to Paper

ABSTRACT: This paper provides field evidence on how reference points adjust, a degree of freedom in reference-dependence models. To examine this in the context of cabdrivers’ daily labor-supply behavior, we ask how the within-day timing of earnings affects decisions. Drivers work less in response to higher...   More >

Librarian Office Hours at the SPH DREAM Office

Miscellaneous | February 5 – April 30, 2019 every Tuesday with exceptions | 3-5 p.m. | Berkeley Way West, 2220 (DREAM Office)

 Debbie Jan


Drop by during office hours if you need help with your literature reviews; setting up searches in PubMed, Embase, and other databases; using EndNote, RefWorks, or other citation management software; finding statistics or data; and answering any other questions you may have.

Sparse Generalized Eigenvalue Problem and its Application in Neuroscience

Lecture | February 26 | 3-5 p.m. | 5101 Berkeley Way West

 Kean Ming Tan, PhD, School of Statistics, University of Minnesota

 Biostatistics/Data Sciences

Sparse generalized eigenvalue problem (GEP) plays a pivotal role in a large family of high-dimensional learning tasks, including sparse Fisher’s discriminant analysis, canonical correlation analysis, and sufficient dimension reduction. Most of the existing methods and theory in the context of specific statistical models that can be recast into sparse GEP require restrictive structural assumptions...   More >

Immigrant Sanctuary as the “Old Normal”: A Brief History of Police Federalism

Colloquium | February 26 | 3-4:30 p.m. | 2538 Channing (Inst. for the Study of Societal Issues), Wildavsky Conference Room | Note change in time

 Trevor Gardner, Assistant Professor of Law, University of Washington; Franklin Zimring, WIlliam G. Simon Professor of Law, UC Berkeley Law

 Institute for the Study of Societal Issues, Center for Research on Social Change, Department of Sociology, Center for the Study of Law and Society, Center for Race and Gender

Three successive presidential administrations have opposed the practice of immigrant sanctuary, at various intervals characterizing state and local government restrictions on police participation in federal immigration enforcement as reckless, aberrant, and unpatriotic. This Article finds these claims to be ahistorical in light of the long and singular history of a field the Article identifies as...   More >

Dr. Michael Gil: "How collective behavior can shape ecosystems"

Seminar | February 26 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 132 Mulford Hall

 Dr. Michael Gil

 Dept. of Environmental Science, Policy, and Mgmt. (ESPM)

NOAA postdoctoral scholar at UC Santa Cruz, Dr. Michael Gil, will present a research seminar titled, "How collective behavior can shape ecosystems." Open to the public.

Radio Frequency Microsystems for 5G and IoT Applications: From Acoustic Filters and Circulators to Mechanically Driven Antennas

Seminar | February 26 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Songbin Gong, Assistant Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

This talk will discuss several new types of RF micro-systems that can enable various front-end functions, including filtering, radiation, non-reciprocity, and equalization, with unprecedented size, weight, and performance (SWaP) for 5G and IoT applications.

3-Manifold Seminar: Profinite properties of finitely generated groups

Seminar | February 26 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

 Eduardo Oregon Reyes, UC BERKELEY

 Department of Mathematics

It is a natural idea to try to distinguish finitely generated groups via their finite quotients. To do that, we restrict to the class of residually finite groups and study their profinite completions. We will discuss these concepts and their relation to separable subgroups.

Student Harmonic Analysis and PDE Seminar (HADES): Concentration Compactness Methods for Nonlinear Dispersive PDEs

Seminar | February 26 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall | Note change in date

 James Rowan, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Concentration compactness methods provide a powerful tool for proving global well-posedness and scattering for nonlinear dispersive equations. Once one has a small-data global well-posedness result, one knows that there is some minimal size of the initial data at which global well-posedness and scattering can fail. Then, using a profile decomposition, one can show that there is a minimal blowup...   More >

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: Codepth, complete intersections, and quasi-cyclic modules

Seminar | February 26 | 3:45-4:45 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Robin Hartshorne, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Codepth is the dual notion to depth, being the greatest length of a coregular sequence for a module, meaning the first element maps the module surjectively, the second is subjective on the kernel of the first, and so on. For a curve in P3, let M be the local cohomology module of the graded coordinate ring with supports in the ideal of the curve. Then the theorem of Hellus says that C is a set...   More >

Representation Theory and Mathematical Physics Seminar: Integrable systems of spin Calogero-Moser type related to symmetric spaces, part II

Seminar | February 26 | 4-5 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall | Note change in date

 Nicolai Reshetikhin, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

The talk will start with a reminder of what is a Hamiltonian integrable system and what degenerate integrability, also know as superintegrability, means. Then examples of such systems on symplectic leaves of Poisson variety \(K\backslash T^*G/K\) will be constructed for a Lie group \(G\) and a Lie subgroup \(K\subset G\). If \(G\) is a simple Lie group and \(K\) is the subgroup of fixed points of...   More >

Global Financial Inclusion: Challenges, Innovation, and Lessons Learned around the World

Panel Discussion | February 26 | 4-6 p.m. | Haas School of Business, Wells Fargo Room

 Haas FinTech Club

Join us on February 26th from 4-6pm at the FinTech Club's Global Financial Inclusion Panel! Panelists representing USA, Latin America, Africa, and Asia will share their perspectives on the current state of financial inclusion in different regions of the world, including how fintechs are delivering solutions, common challenges, and most importantly, the overall lessons learned that each region has...   More >

David Chandler Lecture in Physical Chemistry: Bubbles in space-time, or how to think about supercooled liquids, glasses and slow dynamics

Seminar | February 26 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Juan Garrahan, Department of Physics & Astronomy, University of Nottingham

 College of Chemistry

Despite having made many fundamental contributions to the theory of
liquids from early in his career, David Chandler only began paying
serious attention to one of its central problems, that of the glass
transition in supercooled liquids, relatively late. This started when
David and I met in Oxford in early 2001 during one of his sabbaticals,
and developed into our joint work in this...   More >

New Volunteer Information Session

Information Session | February 26 | 4-5 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Perry Hall

 Botanical Garden

Join us for an information session about the volunteer programs at UCBG. Find out what the opportunities are, fulfill the required safety training, and learn how to get started.

In addition to registering, please email the Volunteer & Tour Coordinator at perry[at]berkeley.edu.

  Register online

Counter-Trajectories of Agrarian Change: Agroecology and Politics in a Sumatran Plantation Zone

Lecture | February 26 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 David Gilbert, S.V. Ciriacy Wantrup Postdoctoral Fellow, Environmental Science, Management, and Policy, UC Berkeley

 Center for Southeast Asia Studies, Dept. of Environmental Science, Policy, and Mgmt. (ESPM)

This talk looks at what happened after a group of plantation laborers living on the Aren volcano on the Indonesian island of Sumatra joined with a self-proclaimed 'peasant' union in 1996 to occupy a nearly 100-year-old industrial ranch and plantation.

David Gilbert

Seminar 221, Industrial Organization: ​"Migration between Platforms"

Seminar | February 26 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Gary Biglaiser, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

 Department of Economics

Studio FATHOM Site Visit

Tour/Open House | February 26 | 4:15-6 p.m. |  FATHOM Headquarters

  FATHOM Headquarters, Oakland, CA

 Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership

Fathom is a prototype and manufacturing studio in Oakland. They focus on creating prototype parts for companies. They utilize many different methods, such as injection molding, CNC machines, 3D printers, and fabrication methods. Select students will take an on-site tour in their downtown Oakland HQ followed by a presentation by their Design & Engineering Team.

 Attendance restricted to MEng students.

  Make reservations  by February 20.

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: Chow rings of matroids, ring of matroid quotients, and beyond

Seminar | February 26 | 5-6 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Chris Eur, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

We introduce a certain nef generating set for the Chow ring of the wonderful compactification of a hyperplane arrangement complement. This presentation yields a monomial basis of the Chow ring that admits a geometric and combinatorial interpretation with several applications. Geometrically, one can recover Poincare duality, compute the volume polynomial and verify its log-concavity, and identify...   More >

Berkeley Summer Abroad in Bosnia, Croatia, and Serbia: Balkan Bridges: Contested Histories, Shared Commitments

Information Session | February 26 | 5 p.m. | 3401 Dwinelle Hall

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Learn more about the Summer Abroad in Bosnia, Croatia, and Serbia: Balkan Bridges: Contested Histories, Shared Commitments program at this info session. Program advisers and faculty will be on hand to answer your questions.

This four-week travel/study course will focus on legacies of war, exemplary moments of peaceful coexistence, and historical challenges to peace in the former Yugoslavia...   More >

Very Slight Worry: Sonnet Recitation Festival

Reading - Literary | February 26 | 5 p.m. | Doe Library, 308A (accessible through the art history library on the 3rd floor)

 Department of English

The next "Very Slight Worry" gathering is a sonnet recitation festival. Everyone is welcome. The goal is to commit sonnets to memory and then bask in them together via recitation.

If you intended to memorize something for this, now or soon might be a good time to start. Any sonnet from any time will do.

Thermo Fisher Infosession

Information Session | February 26 | 5-6 p.m. | 410 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Bioengineering (BioE)

Learn about careers at Thermo Fisher! Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. is the world leader in serving science! We help our customers accelerate life sciences research, solve complex analytical challenges, improve patient diagnostics, deliver medicines to market and increase laboratory productivity. Through our premier brands - Thermo Scientific, Applied Biosystems, Invitrogen, Fisher Scientific and...   More >

Michael Lewis in Conversation on the Art of Writing

Lecture | February 26 | 5 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Reading Room

 Townsend Center for the Humanities

Michael Lewis is the author of The Big Short, Moneyball, The Fifth Risk, and other New York Times bestselling books. He is also an investigative journalist whose articles have appeared in Vanity Fair, the New Yorker, and Slate. Lewis talks with Ramona Naddaff (Rhetoric), director of Art of Writing, about his career and practice as a writer.

Origami workshop with Bernie Peyton

Workshop | February 26 | 5:30-6 p.m. | 120 Kroeber Hall

 Bernie Peyton


Explore the relationship between science and art as it applies to origami design, learn how scientists are now taking their knowledge of folding to solve real world problems. Can you imagine how knowledge of origami could create a microscope that costs less than one dollar, or stuff a huge solar panel into a rocket that would later be expanded in space? Find out, and be prepared to try some...   More >

Break-up - Origami by Bernie Peyton

Members' Winter Celebration

Special Event | February 26 | 5:30-8:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Join us for an exclusive celebration of our winter exhibition season. Preview the monumental retrospective Hans Hofmann: The Nature of Abstraction, enjoy after-hours access to all of our galleries, delight your taste buds with local eats, and relax to live jazz by Hella Fitzgerald and Hans Hofmann-inspired art-making activities.

We can't wait to see you there!

Questions or concerns?...   More >

Around Arthur Szyk: Berkeley Scholars on Art and History: Poland Reborn: A State Between Democracy and Fascism

Lecture | February 26 | 5:30-7 p.m. |  Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)

 Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

This talk focuses on the divided Poland that emerged after World War I. On the one hand Poland had to accommodate the demands of generations of freedom fighters, while on the other...   More >

  RSVP online or by calling 5106432526

Roblox Tech Talk and Panel Q&A

Information Session | February 26 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Roblox & Computer Science Undergraduate Association (CSUA)
Tech Talk and Panel Q&A

Roblox is coming to UC Berkeley! We invite you to a Tech Talk and Panel Q&A, learn more about our platform, and meet members of the Roblox team! Snacks and boba will be provided.

RSVP to the event: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScgFrvvk5Xf-VwEHfz8FQkbcaRQfVFntdk4bxpHe7EMFWT0ag/viewform

We’re...   More >

BJCL Bluebooking Party

Meeting | February 26 | 6:30-9 p.m. | 130 Boalt Hall, School of Law

 Law, Boalt School of

BJCL will be meeting to go over Bluebook rules, answer any Bluebook questions, and help bring our articles up to publishable quality.

Exhibits and Ongoing Events

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.

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

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


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 >

Boundless: Contemporary Tibetan Artists at Home and Abroad

Exhibit - Painting | October 3, 2018 – May 26, 2019 every day |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Featuring works by internationally renowned contemporary Tibetan artists alongside rare historical pieces, this exhibition highlights the ways these artists explore the infinite possibilities of visual forms to reflect their transcultural, multilingual, and translocal lives. Though living and working in different geographical areas—Lhasa, Dharamsala, Kathmandu, New York, and the Bay Area—the...   More >

Dimensionism: Modern Art in the Age of Einstein

Exhibit - Painting | November 7, 2018 – March 3, 2019 every day |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

In the early twentieth century, inspired by modern science such as Albert Einstein’s theory of relativity, an emerging avant-garde movement sought to expand the “dimensionality” of modern art, engaging with theoretical concepts of time and space to advance bold new forms of creative expression. Dimensionism: Modern Art in the Age of Einstein illuminates the remarkable connections between the...   More >

Art Wall: Barbara Stauffacher Solomon

Exhibit - Painting | August 15, 2018 – March 3, 2019 every day |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

The 1960s architectural phenomenon Supergraphics—a mix of Swiss Modernism and West Coast Pop—was pioneered by San Francisco–based artist, graphic and landscape designer, and writer Barbara Stauffacher Solomon. Stauffacher Solomon, a UC Berkeley alumna, is creating new Supergraphics for BAMPFA’s Art Wall. Land(e)scape 2018 is the fifth in a series of temporary, site-specific works commissioned for...   More >

Ink, Paper, Silk: One Hundred Years of Collecting Japanese Art

Exhibit - Painting | December 12, 2018 – April 14, 2019 every day |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

BAMPFA's Japanese art collection began in 1919 with a remarkable donation of more than a thousand woodblock prints from the estate of UC Berkeley Professor of English William Dallam Armes. This exhibition features a selection of these exceptional prints, as well as hanging scroll paintings, screens, lacquerware, and ceramics that have entered the collection over the century since this...   More >

Arthur Jafa / MATRIX 272

Exhibit - Multimedia | December 12, 2018 – March 24, 2019 every day |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Arthur Jafa is an artist, director, editor, and award-winning cinematographer whose poignant work expands the concept of black cinema while exploring African American experience and race relations in everyday life. He has stated, “I have a very simple mantra and it’s this: I want to make black cinema with the power, beauty, and alienation of black music.” In his renowned work Love Is The Message,...   More >

Well Played! The Math and Science of Improving Your Game

Exhibit - Multimedia | November 17, 2018 – May 18, 2019 every day |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

You don't have to be a pro to know that math and science can help improve your game. In our exhibit, Well Played!, you can experiment with force, angles, and trajectory to get the highest scores you can with classic arcade games such as Skeeball, Pinball, and Basketball.

Want to improve your score? Try our interactive exhibits on the math and science behind force and trajectory, and then head...   More >

The Book as Place: Visions of the Built Environment

Exhibit - Artifacts | January 28 – May 17, 2019 every day | Wurster Hall, Environmental Design Library, 210 Wurster Hall


This exhibition of artists' books centers on ideas about the built environment and has been curated by Berkeley-based book artist Julie Chen for UC Berkeley’s Environmental Design Library. Featuring works by 25 artists including Robbin Ami Silverberg, Clifton Meador, Inge Bruggeman, Karen Kunc, Sarah Bryant and Barbara Tetenbaum, the exhibition explores the built environment through text, image,...   More >

The Book as Place: Visions of the Built Environment

Exhibit - Artifacts | January 15 – May 17, 2019 every day | 210 Wurster Hall

 Environmental Design, College of

This exhibition of artists books centers on ideas about the built environment, curated by Berkeley-based book artist Julie Chen for CEDs Environmental Design Library.

Illustrating México one page at a time-Print Art of José Guadalupe Posada.

Exhibit - Multimedia | February 8 – June 30, 2019 every day | Moffitt Undergraduate Library, 2nd floor

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In the pantheon of the late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century artists who represent Mexico and Mexican art, the artwork of José Guadalupe Posada stands out as a bright constellation that continues to shine a light on important stories through woodcuts, imprints, and engravings. This exhibition was created using the books from the collections of the Doe Library. The exhibition is envisioned...   More >

Aaron Marcus: Early Works

Exhibit - Multimedia | February 6 – June 30, 2019 every day |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Educated in physics, mathematics, and philosophy at Princeton University and trained in graphic design at Yale, Berkeley-based Aaron Marcus explores new possibilities for expression. He created his first “computer-assisted poem-drawings” in the spring of 1972, when he served as a research associate at Yale University’s School of Art and Architecture. Using standard typographical symbols, Marcus...   More >

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.

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 >

Facing West: Camera Portraits from the Bancroft Collection

Exhibit - Photography | November 29, 2018 – March 15, 2019 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Bancroft Library, Bancroft Gallery

 Human Resources

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 >

Pièces de Résistance: Echoes of Judaea Capta From Ancient Coins to Modern Art

Exhibit - Multimedia | January 29 – June 28, 2019 every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. |  Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)

 Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

This exhibition will be continuing in Spring 2019.

Notions of resistance, alongside fears and realities of oppression, resound throughout Jewish history. As a minority, Jews express their political aspirations, ideals of heroism, and yearnings of retaliation and redemption in their rituals, art, and everyday life.

Centering on coins in The Magnes Collection, this exhibition explores how...   More >

Project “Holy Land”: Yaakov Benor-Kalter’s Photographs of British Mandate Palestine, 1923-1940

Exhibit - Photography | January 29 – June 28, 2019 every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 11 a.m.-4:05 p.m. |  Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)

 Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

For nearly two decades, Yaakov (Jacob) Benor-Kalter (1897-1969) traversed the Old City of Jerusalem, documenting renowned historical monuments, ambiguous subjects in familiar alleyways, and scores of “new Jews” building a new homeland. Benor-Kalter’s photographs smoothly oscillate between two worlds, and two Holy Lands, with one lens.

After immigrating from Poland to the British Mandate of...   More >

The Worlds of Arthur Szyk: The Taube Family Arthur Szyk Collection

Exhibit - Painting | January 29 – June 28, 2019 every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. |  Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)

 Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

Auditorium installation of high-resolution images of select collection items.

Acquired by The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life in 2017 thanks to an unprecedented gift from Taube Philanthropies, the most significant collection of works by Arthur Szyk (Łódź, Poland, 1894 – New Canaan, Connecticut, 1951) is now available to the world in a public institution for the first time as...   More >

Memory Objects: Judaica Collections, Global Migrations

Exhibit - Artifacts | February 26 – June 28, 2019 every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. |  Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)

 Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

The First World War (1914-1918) uprooted millions across Europe, and beyond. Many Jews left Eastern and Southern Europe, bringing with them prized personal and communal belongings. In an attempt to rescue precious heritage from imminent destruction, these “memory objects” often ended up with museums, collectors, and art dealers in the West.

Memory Objects

Arthur Jafa Notebook Viewing Hour

Exhibit - Multimedia | February 26 | 12-1 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Throughout the duration of the exhibition Arthur Jafa / MATRIX 272, a series of notebooks that Jafa began assembling in the 1990s are on view in the Florence Helzel Works on Paper Study Center on the museum's lower level. Reflecting the artist’s interest in found images and affective collage, the notebooks offer unique insight into his singular approach.

Viewing hours are Wednesdays 12–1,...   More >

Vision+Light: Processing Perception

Exhibit - Multimedia | February 20 – March 14, 2019 every day with exceptions | 12-5 p.m. | Kroeber Hall, Worth Ryder Art Gallery


This acclaimed program returns for its sixth, and to date most varied and provocative exhibition of the convergence of science and art.

Presenting artwork and installations across a range of media and technologies, Vision + Light: Processing Perception offers stunning visual, mind-bending virtual, and intriguing tactile experiences to spark thought and inspiration.