Thursday, March 21, 2019
Film - Series | March 2 – May 10, 2019 every day | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
March 2May 10, 2019
This years edition of the African Film Festival highlights the best of both new African cinema and films of the black diaspora. We pay tribute to the great director Bill Gunnalso an actor, playwright, and novelistwith new restorations of two genre-benders, his radical horror film Ganja & Hess and his metasoap opera Personal Problems. The latter was conceived by... More >
Miscellaneous | February 25 – March 22, 2019 every day | César E. Chávez Student Center
The UC Berkeley Student Learning Center is excited to invite submissions for our first ever photo contest! Were 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 >
Seminar | March 21 | 9:10-10 a.m. | 238 Sutardja Dai Hall
David Lannes, Université de Bordeaux
The Green-Naghdi equations are a nonlinear dispersive perturbation of the nonlinear shallow water equations, more precise by one order of approximation. These equations are commonly used for the simulation of coastal flows, and in particular in regions where the water depth vanishes (the shoreline). The local well-posedness of the Green-Naghdi equations (and their justification as an asymptotic... More >
Seminar | March 21 | 10-11 a.m. | 3110 Etcheverry Hall
Dr. Anuradha Annaswamy, Active-Adaptive Control Laboratory, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Abstract: Urban mobility in Transportation is witnessing a transformation due to the emergence of new concepts in Mobility on Demand, where new modes of transportation other than private individual cars and public mass transit are being investigated. With a projection of a total number of 2 billion vehicles on roads by the year 2050, such innovations in transportation are urgently needed. One... More >
Interested in studying abroad? A Berkeley Study Abroad Peer Adviser will hold office hours at Educational Opportunity Program on Thursdays from 10 am-noon this spring to answer questions about program options, scholarships, how to apply and additional services offered!
Sign-up on http://tinyurl.com/eopstudyabroad.
Seminar | March 21 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall
Qin Li, University of Wisconsin–Madison
Multi-scale kinetic equations can be compressed: in certain regimes, the Boltzmann equation is asymptotically equivalent to the Euler equations, and the radiative transfer equation is asymptotically equivalent to the diffusion equation. A lot of detailed information is lost when a system passes to the limit. In linear algebra, it is equivalent to a system being of low rank. I will discuss such... More >
Workshop | March 21 | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. | 2414 Dwinelle Hall
Leah Carroll, UC Berkeley Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships
Come work on your human subjects protocol in a space where others are doing the same, and one representative of the Haas Scholars or SURF program will be present to answer questions and guide you.
Seminar | March 21 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | C330 Haas School of Business
Pablo Kurlat, Stanford University
Joint with Haas Finance Seminar
Miscellaneous | February 21 – May 2, 2019 every Thursday | 12-1 p.m. | 5400 Berkeley Way West
Focus the mind. Foster creativity, resilience, and well-being. These meetings are free and open to faculty, staff, and students. You are invited to drop in at noon any Thursday.
Seminar | March 21 | 12-1:30 p.m. | C325 Haas School of Business
Matt Gentzkow, Stanford
The Oliver E. Williamson Seminar on Institutional Analysis, named after our esteemed colleague who founded the seminar, features current research by faculty, from UCB and elsewhere, and by advanced doctoral students. The research investigates governance and its links with economic and political forces. Markets, hierarchies, hybrids, and the supporting institutions of law and politics all come... More >
Information Session | March 21 | 12-1 p.m. | Career Center (2440 Bancroft Way), Gold Room | Note change in date
Come learn from a panel of admission professionals and international students who have experience researching and applying for grad/professional programs.
Topics will include:
1. The admission standards of different graduate or professional programs,
2. Top qualities the grad/professional programs are looking for when selecting candidates,
3. Timeline of grad school research, application... More >
Bancroft Library Roundtable: Sacred Time on the Frontier: Sabbath-keeping amongst Protestants and Jews in California,1848-1920
Lecture | March 21 | 12-1 p.m. | Bancroft Library, Lewis-Latimer Room
Michael Sunhae Lee
How did the white Protestant tradition of Sunday-keeping take root in a religiously and racially diverse frontier societyif at all? This presentation explores the contestations between majority first day-keepers and minority voices during the Gold Rush and early decades of statehood, giving special attention to Jews, Seventh-day Adventists, and the religiously unaffiliated. It draws from sources... More >
Workshop | March 21 | 12-1 p.m. | Virtual
Oscar Garcia, Aspira
Have you ever worked hard for something - admission into a school, an award, or a promotion? And told you received the recognition because you are a minority? This webinar focuses on honoring your past, navigating through life's challenges and triumphing over adversity.
Presentation | March 21 | 12 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Kathryn Roszak offers a dancers insights into Get Dancin, a selection of artworks portraying dance in its many aspects. She will focus on images of dancers whom she especially admires, including Barbara Morgans iconic photograph of the legendary Martha Graham and Abraham Walkowiczs delightfully whimsical watercolor of Isadora Duncan.
Roszak is a curator, choreographer, and producer... More >
Seminar | March 21 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 560 Evans Hall
Risi Kondor, University of Chicago
Deep neural networks have proved to be extremely effective in image recognition, machine translation, and a variety of other data centered engineering tasks. However, some other domains, such as learning to model physical systems requires a more careful examination of how neural networks reflect symmetries. In this talk we give an overview of recent developments in the field of... More >
Bancroft Library Roundtable: Sacred Time on the Frontier: Sabbath-keeping amongst Protestants and Jews in California, 1848-1920
Lecture | March 21 | 12-1 p.m. | Faculty Club, Lewis-Latimer Room
Michel Sunhae Lee, PhD candidate in Religious Studies at University of Texas
How did the white Protestant tradition of Sunday-keeping take root in a religiously and racially diverse frontier societyif at all? This presentation explores the contestations between majority first day-keepers and minority voices during the mid-19th century, giving special attention to Jews, Seventh-day Adventists, and the religiously unaffiliated.
The Lewis-Latimer Room has a maximum capacity of 28 people. The doors will be shut and no more attendees may enter once the room is at capacity.
Information Session | March 21 | 12-12:30 p.m. | Online
Sigrid Mueller, M.A., UC Berkeley Extension, program director
Instructors and staff present information about directing others in their quest for higher education and career fulfillment. Learn about career opportunities, curriculum requirements and specific course content for both programs.
Seminar | March 21 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building
Nathaniel Dominy, Dartmouth
Miscellaneous | February 7 – May 2, 2019 every Thursday | 1-3 p.m. | Berkeley Way West, 2220 (DREAM Office)
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.
NOTE: On Feb. 14: 2:15-3pm only
Seminar | March 21 | 1-2 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall
Join us for a free, docent-led tour of the Garden as we explore interesting plants from around the world, learn about the vast diversity in the collection, and see what is currently in bloom. Meet at the Entry Plaza.
Free with Garden admission. Advanced registration not required
Seminar | March 21 | 3-4 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall
Jim Powell, UC Berkeley
Lecture | March 21 | 3:15-4:30 p.m. | McEnerney Hall (1750 Arch St.)
Composer/performer Pamela Z and composer/performer/interface designer Donald Swearingen will present together in a lecture/demonstration on the software and hardware tools they have developed for manipulating sound and image, and how they use them in their performance practice.
This Event is Free and Open to the Public
Seminar | March 21 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition
Michael Frank, Brown University
Seminar | March 21 | 3:30 p.m. | 132 Mulford Hall
Janet Franklin, Distinguished Professor in the Department of Botany and Plant Sciences at UC Riverside, will present: "Paleoscape Model of Coastal South Africa During Modern Human Origins: Climate, Landforms, Plants, Animals and People." Hosted by David Ackerly. Meet the speaker and enjoy refreshments after the talk in 139 Mulford Hall.
Information Session | March 21 | 4-5 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden
Join us for an information session about the volunteer programs at UCBG. Find out what opportunities are currently available, what the requirements are, and learn how to get started.
In addition to registering, please email the Volunteer & Tour Coordinator at perry[at]berkeley.edu.
Register online or by calling 510-643-7265
AHMA Colloquium - Making Capitals in the Iron Age Levant: New Remotely Sensed Monumental Buildings in Ancient Edom (Jordan)
Lecture | March 21 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 308A Doe Library
Benjamin Porter, UC Berkeley
This paper is part of a larger lecture series entitled "Digital Humanities and the Ancient World." The series is co-sponsored by the Ancient History and Mediterranean Archaeology (AHMA) Colloquium and the Townsend Center for the Humanities.
Lecture | March 21 | 4-5 p.m. | 44B Dwinelle Hall
Janelle Reinelt, Emeritus Professor of Theatre and Performance, University of Warwick, UK
This talk attempts meet the challenge of our populist moment: to refresh and redefine the meaning of "the people" in order to animate a new collective political subject. Theatre and other forms of performing arts will play an important role: their embodied address, embracing varieties of expression from rational to affective, from language to movement, from sound and spectacle to quiet... More >
Modeling Cellular Programs and Interactions Underlying Innate Immune Response: Dr. Samantha Riesenfeld, Broad Institute, MIT and Harvard University
Seminar | March 21 | 4-5 p.m. | 114 Morgan Hall
To protect the host and maintain tissue homeostasis, the immune system responds not only to a vast array of pathogens, but also to environmental cues, for example, signals of tissue injury or changes in nutrient availability. Innate lymphoid cells (ILCs) are a type of immune cell that play a role in maintaining a stable environment and barrier in mucosal tissues but can also promote... More >
Lecture | March 21 | 4:30 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, 315, Maude Fife room
Tavia Nyong'o is Professor of African American Studies, American Studies, and Theater & Performance Studies at Yale University. His previous publications include The Amalgamation Waltz: Race, Performance, and the Ruses of Memory (Minnesota, 2009; Errol Hill Award).
Lecture | March 21 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)
Ajantha Subramanian, Professor of Anthropology and South Asian Studies at Harvard University
Lawrence Cohen, Professor in Anthropology and South and Southeast Asian Studies, UC Berkeley
Institute for South Asia Studies, Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies, The Townsend Center Working Group on Labor, Philosophy, and Change, Townsend Center for the Humanities Lecture Grant, Institute of International Studies, Department of Anthropology
A talk by Harvard Anthropologist, Ajantha Subramanian.
You're invited to join the Spring 2019 LEP Global Book Club! This semester, we will be reading The Displaced: Refugee Writers on Refugee Lives. Edited by Cal grad and Pulitzer Prize-Winning author Viet Thanh Nguyen, this book features the works of refugee writers from around the world. Engaging with their stories provides intimate insight into the realities faced by millions of people in... More >
Lecture | March 21 | 5:15-6:45 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room (220)
A decade ago, Russia was a low priority for American foreign policy. Today, it's rare for the New York Times not to have at least one front page article on Russia or the Mueller investigation into Russian meddling" in US internal affairs. A decade ago, it was comparatively easy to identify trends in US-Russian relations (they were getting worse). Likewise, it was comparatively easy to forecast... More >
Lecture | March 21 | 5:45-7 p.m. | The Octopus Literary Salon
Dr. Javier Caravaca
What are neutrinos? How do they move through us without ever touching us? Join us to find out.
Lecture | March 21 | 6-7:30 p.m. | 160 Kroeber Hall | Note change in location
David E. Presti, UC Berkeley
For millennia, humans have cultivated deep relationships with psychoactive plants and fungi relationships embedded within and guided by ritual frameworks honoring the powers of these plants and fungi as allies. As cultures have evolved, so also have these plant-fungal-human interactions, often in ways that are highly interdependent. Join us for this opening talk of the Lounge Lecture series at... More >
Social Event | March 21 | 6-8 p.m. | Matiki Island BBQ & Brew (prev. Daily Pint)
1828 Euclid Ave, Berkeley, CA 94709
On behalf of Berkeley International Office, we would like to invite you to attend our Visiting Student Researcher (VSR) Social Mixer! Enjoy this opportunity to meet and socialize with other scholars. All are welcome so feel free to invite friends, family, or new colleagues.
Food and beverages will be available for purchase. We recommend you bring cash, as a minimum purchase may be required in... More >
Film - Documentary | March 21 | 6-7:30 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall
Mehmet Mim Kurt
The Seven Doors
In the political context of Turkey, the education system has deteriorated by the year, morphed into the object of vain experiments to the detriment of the youth. The Seven Doors documents seven students, who alongside their teacher, attempt to develop an alternative education model where reading, thinking, discussion and attempts of understanding are upheld in place of... More >
Zillow Group Info-Session: Career Insights and Stories: Women in Software Engineering at Zillow Group
Information Session | March 21 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)
Alyssa So (Associate Software Engineer, Zillow Group, San Francisco)
Alyssa is an Associate Software Engineer at Zillow Group on the Premier Agent platform team as an Android developer, where she interned at the summer of 2017. She graduated from UC Berkeley that same year as a Theater and Performance Studies major with a minor in Computer Science. She loves how technology and... More >
Lecture | March 21 | 6-7 p.m. | 7 Evans Hall
Megan Grassell, Yellowberry
At age 17, how would you go about starting a business, much less turning it into a multi-million dollar company? The Forum invites Megan Grassell, CEO of the incredibly successful undergarment and clothing site Yellowberry, armed with the mission to "Take Girls Seriously" and create age-appropriate and empowering garments for young girls. In her talk, Megan will detail the trials and tribulations... More >
Film - Feature | March 21 | 7 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Personal Problems, conceived by Oakland-based writer Ishmael Reed, is a black soap opera unfolding in the melancholy of the blues. Enlisting legendary Bill Gunn as director, Reed and producer Walter Cotton sketched out an improvisatory scenario exploring the moody tribulations of a group of Harlem residents. Johnnie (Vertamae Grosvenor), a nurse, is the heart and hearth of the affair. Around her... More >
Exhibits and Ongoing Events
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
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.
Exhibit - Painting | October 3, 2018 – May 26, 2019 every day | 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 areasLhasa, Dharamsala, Kathmandu, New York, and the Bay Areathe... More >
Exhibit - Painting | December 12, 2018 – April 14, 2019 every day | 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 >
Exhibit - Multimedia | December 12, 2018 – March 24, 2019 every day | 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 its 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 >
Exhibit - Photography | January 9 – March 31, 2019 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
The exuberance, romance, and beauty of dance are central themes in this exhibition of historical and contemporary works from BAMPFAs collection. The selection is wide ranging, including prints, drawings, and photographs from the United States, Europe, and Asia. Among the highlights are two classic photographs of José Limón and Martha Graham by Barbara Morgan; George Bellowss raucous image Dance... More >
Exhibit - Sculpture | January 9 – April 28, 2019 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Masako Miki was born in Japan but has made the Bay Area, and Berkeley in particular, her home for more than twenty years. In her work she remains close to her ancestral traditions, especially those that arise from her association with Buddhist and Shinto beliefs and practices, as well as traditional Japanese folklore. Her current work, she says, is inspired by the idea of animism from the Shinto... More >
Exhibit - Painting | February 27 – July 21, 2019 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Bringing together nearly seventy works spanning the entirety of the artists career, this exhibition presents a fresh and eye-opening examination of Hans Hofmanns prolific and innovative artistic practice. Featuring paintings and works on paper from 1930 through the end of Hofmanns life in 1966, the exhibition includes numerous masterworks from BAMPFAs distinguished collection as well as many... More >
Exhibit - Multimedia | November 17, 2018 – May 18, 2019 every day | Lawrence Hall of Science
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 >
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 Berkeleys 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 >
Exhibit - Artifacts | January 15 – May 17, 2019 every day | 210 Wurster Hall
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.
Exhibit - Photography | March 21 – May 19, 2019 every day | Jacobs Hall
Fabien Cappellos SILLAS CALLEJERAS (STREET CHAIRS, 2018) offers lessons in design and ingenuity from Mexico City. The photographic series depicts a collection of chairs assembled from everyday contexts across the sprawling metropolis market stalls, shops, street stands, and elsewhere. Cappello casts an anthropological eye on artifacts that reflect a city where artisanal manufacture... More >
Exhibit - Multimedia | February 8 – June 30, 2019 every day | Moffitt Undergraduate Library, 2nd floor343386 N/A
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 >
Exhibit - Multimedia | February 6 – June 30, 2019 every day | 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 Universitys School of Art and Architecture. Using standard typographical symbols, Marcus... More >
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)
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 >
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)
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-Kalters photographs smoothly oscillate between two worlds, and two Holy Lands, with one lens.
After immigrating from Poland to the British Mandate of... More >
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)
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 >
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)
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.
Exhibit - Artifacts | March 15 – December 15, 2019 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. | Hearst Museum of Anthropology
If you sip a cup of coffee, are you on drugs? If you try psychedelics, are you committing a crime? If you have a sweet tooth, are you a sugar addict?
Since the beginning of human existence, peoples of the world have altered their minds with countless plant-based substances. They have done so for many reasons, ranging from pleasure to health to ceremony, with effects both harmful and benign,... More >
Exhibit - Multimedia | March 21 | 5-6 p.m. | 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 artists interest in found images and affective collage, the notebooks offer unique insight into his singular approach.
Viewing hours are Wednesdays 121,... More >