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Friday, July 12, 2019

14th Summer Institute on Migration and Global Health

Conference/Symposium | July 10 – 13, 2019 every day |  The California Endowment- Oakland

 2000 Franklin St, Oakland, CA 94612

 Over 20 national and international experts

 The California Endowment

This international event provides an inter-disciplinary applied research platform for migration and global health, which includes public health, public policy, and social science perspectives. Who should attend: researchers, faculty, graduate students, and professionals working with or interested in migrant communities.

$190 Students, before June 14, $390 General public, before June 14

  Register online

Berkeley Law Finance Bootcamp (Executive Education)

Conference/Symposium | July 12 – 13, 2019 every day | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Boalt Hall, School of Law

 Berkeley Law Executive Education

Berkeley Law Finance Bootcamp is a one and a half-day program focused on the nuts and bolts of financial information analysis and corporate valuation for practicing attorneys.

Teaching Writing in the Secondary Classroom

Workshop | July 8 – 12, 2019 every day | 9 a.m.-3 p.m. | Berkeley Way West, To Be Determined

 M. Clare LePell, The Bay Area Writing Project

 The Bay Area Writing Project

We all want our students to write more and to greater effect, but how do we make this happen? How do we build memorable and meaningful writing lessons that generate thoughtful content and address the needs of both our strongest student writers and our most struggling student writers? What are strategies for helping English Learners and for building students' skills that meet the new Common Core...   More >

Building a Writing Program in the Elementary Classroom

Workshop | July 8 – 12, 2019 every day | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | Berkeley Way West, To Be Determined

 Aija Simmons, The Bay Area Writing Project

 The Bay Area Writing Project

In this workshop we will explore research based routines, structures, and strategies for building a robust writing program for young writers. Strategies include writing to build community, writing as sense making, writing in academic forms, and writing for self expression and reflection. We will consider issues of equity as well as incorporate aspects of social and emotional learning standards...   More >

Global Ethnobotany Class with Kathleen Harrison

Course | July 12 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Ethnobotanist Kathleen Harrison will share wide-ranging botany and history, with hands-on examples, images and stories about plant and mushroom uses from around the globe. A 4-part series, 1 day/month for 4 months. Learn about human uses of plants around the world. Observe cross-cultural patterns of traditional knowledge and practice in relationship to nature.

$350 / $325 UCBG Members Ticket price is for all sessions of this four-part class; classes can not be registered for individually

  Register online or by calling 510-664-7606

'Information and Uncertainty in Data Science' Discussion Forum

Meeting | July 12 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 190B Doe Library

 Berkeley Institute for Data Science

The 'Information and Uncertainty in Data Science' Discussion Forum is a forum for open inquiry and discussion about a wide range of recurring data science fundamentals, including information, uncertainty, entropy, bits, probability, machine learning, generalization, and others. All interested members of the UC Berkeley, UCSF, LBL and LLNL communities are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Higher Education Researchers Workgroup: Workshop: Higher Education Researchers Workgroup

Meeting | July 12 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Evans Hall, CSHE Conference Room, 768 | Note change in date

 Center for Studies in Higher Education

The goal of this new group is to bring together qualitative and quantitative higher education researchers working on issues at Berkeley.

  RSVP by emailing Anne Maclachlan at maclach@berkeley.edu

Solid State Technology and Devices Seminar: Quantum vs. Optical Annealing: Benchmarking the Coherent Ising > Machine and D-Wave

Seminar | July 12 | 1-2 p.m. | Cory Hall, The Hogan Room, 521

 Ryan Hamerly, Postdoctoral Fellow, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

We propose that the performance penalty stems from the sparse connectivity of the QA and the resulting embedding overhead, which provides strong experimental support for efforts to increase the connectivity of quantum annealers.

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 3 – December 29, 2019 every Sunday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday with exceptions | 1:30-2:45 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

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

The Strange Case of Angelica

Film - Feature | July 12 | 6:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

A photographer falls in love with a young woman whose postmortem portrait he has been summoned to take in this film “hovering somewhere between ghost story and fairy tale, . . . a beguiling meditation on the ontological and illusionist powers of cinema. . . . [It] recovers and unsettles the photographic roots of cinematic art in the figure of the photographer, the man with the...   More >

The Woman in the Window

Film - Feature | July 12 | 8:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

In Lang’s crisply directed thriller, a mild flirtation draws a college professor into a hopelessly tangled web of blackmail and murder. The story mirrors the harsh geometry and stringent fatalism of Lang’s visual style—as Tom Kemper wrote, “everything that stimulates our dark attraction to the noir genre: the claustrophobic urban studio sets, the wide-awake camerawork, the restless shadows, the...   More >

Exhibits and Ongoing Events

Hans Hofmann: The Nature of Abstraction

Exhibit - Painting | February 27 – July 21, 2019 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Bringing together nearly seventy works spanning the entirety of the artist’s career, this exhibition presents a fresh and eye-opening examination of Hans Hofmann’s prolific and innovative artistic practice. Featuring paintings and works on paper from 1930 through the end of Hofmann’s life in 1966, the exhibition includes numerous masterworks from BAMPFA’s distinguished collection as well as many...   More >

Pleasure, Poison, Prescription, Prayer: The Worlds of Mind-Altering Substances

Exhibit - Artifacts | March 15 – December 15, 2019 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Hearst Museum of Anthropology

 Phoebe A. 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 >

About Things Loved: Blackness and Belonging

Exhibit - Painting | May 17 – July 21, 2019 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Featuring creations by black artists in the collections of BAMPFA and the Phoebe Hearst Museum of Anthropology, this exhibition highlights works by Peter Bradley, Erica Deeman, Charles Gaines, Mildred Howard, Kamau Amu Patton, Raymond Saunders, Lorna Simpson, Carrie Mae Weems, and Fred Wilson, among others. Recognizing that museums have not been exempt from anti-black practices that exclude,...   More >

Art Wall: Carlos Amorales

Exhibit - Painting | March 27 – October 13, 2019 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

In this new commission for the BAMPFA Art Wall, entitled Ghost Demonstration, Amorales draws from the multiple histories of mural art in Mexico, the political demonstrations that occurred in Berkeley in the 1960s (as well as more recent events), and protests in the United Kingdom in the 1980s. In order to make this monumental mural, the artist used stencils of slogans from Berkeley protest...   More >

Unlimited: Recent Gifts from the William Goodman and Victoria Belco Photography Collection

Exhibit - Photography | March 27 – September 1, 2019 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

This exhibition celebrates a major gift of photography, donated over a period of several years, from Berkeley collectors William Goodman and Victoria Belco in memory of their daughter Teresa Goodman. While the exhibition features some historical photographs, such as pictures by the early twentieth-century French photographer Jacques-Henri Lartigue (most of whose work was made between the ages of...   More >