Thursday, January 30, 2020
Join us for the 11th annual Plants Illustrated exhibit of botanical art in the Gardens lovely Julia Morgan Hall. This year, the members of the Northern California Society of Botanical Artists are presenting the theme of rare and endangered plants of the world featuring plants in the Garden's collection.
Special Event | January 30 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union
Enjoy free snacks, entertainment, and games! Were welcoming the entire campus community to join us for our annual Open House, when the Student Union will be transformed into a stop-and-go BINGO game with grand prizes awarded to some lucky participants, like an e-scooter, a Giant Bike, an Fire Tablet, Nintendo Switch, Bose Soundlink and more! AND get a pair of our one-of-a-kind socks just for... More >
Only current UC Berkeley Students are eligible for Blue and Gold Prizes.
Special Event | January 30 | 11 a.m.-2 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union
Over 250 Registered Student Organizations will be tabling in the Student Union. Come get info, get recruited, get involved! This is your big chance to find your community at Cal.
Lecture | January 30 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall
Inka-Kristiina Hanhivaara, Doctoral Candidate in Clinical Psychology at Sofia University in Palo Alto; Mervi Pänkäläinen, Founder and CEO of Mightifier, Mightifier
The OECD published the latest PISA results in December 2019 on students academic performance and well-being. Only two-thirds of students were satisfied with their lives, a share that shrank by five points from 2015 to 2018. Almost a quarter of students reported being bullied at least a few times a month and
Seminar | January 30 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 325 Cheit Hall
Melanie Morton, Assistant Professor, 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 >
Lecture | January 30 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Jeff Chang, Author, Vice President, Race Forward
Jeff Chang gives a talk related to his latest book, We Gon' Be Alright: Notes on Race and Resegregation. Published in 2016, it was named the Northern California Nonfiction Book of the Year, and the Washington Post declared it the smartest book of the year.
Jeff Chang is vice president for narrative, arts and culture at Race Forward. His books... More >
Seminar | January 30 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building
Dhananjay Bambah-Mukku, Harvard University
Information Session | January 30 | 2-3 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall
Sean Burns, Director, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships
OURS Staff will discuss eligibility criteria for SURF programs, benefits of the fellowship and tips for a successful application
Information Session | January 30 | 3-4 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall
Leah Carroll, Haas Scholars
Learn about how to apply to this research program for your last year!
The Haas Scholars Program supports twenty undergraduates with financial need with their interest for conducting research during their final year at UC-Berkeley. Applicants are evaluated primarily on the merit and originality of their proposal for an independent research or creative project that will serve as the basis for a... More >
ESPM Seminar Series, Spring 2020: Dr. Matteo Garbelotto (ESPM): “Around the world in 80 years: understanding plant pandemics through the study of Cypress Canker”.
Seminar | January 30 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 132 Mulford Hall
Dr. Matteo Garbelotto, CE Specialist in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management will present: Around the world in 80 years: understanding plant pandemics through the study of Cypress Canker. Coffee will be available before the talk at 3:00PM in 139 Mulford. Open to the public.
Lecture | January 30 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 270 Stephens Hall
Between 1923 and 1930, feminists in Eastern Europe sought to build a regional network of women activists through the Little Entente of Women (LEW). Initially presided over by the Romanian conservative nationalist Alexandrina Cantacuzino, the group encompassed socialists, peasantists, liberals, and many stripes of nationalism. This paper examines Cantacuzinos motivations and choices as leader, as... More >
Seminar | January 30 | 4-5 p.m. | 348 Hearst Memorial Mining Building
Professor Robert Macfarlane, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
Structural hierarchy is a powerful design concept where specific geometric motifs are used to influence material structure across multiple size regimes. These complex levels of organization are typically achieved in the laboratory by manipulating the thermodynamics of chemical bonding between small-scale components to control how they build up into larger length scale patterns. Conversely,... More >
Colloquium | January 30 | 4-6 p.m. | Doe Library, Room 180
Chung Min Lee, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Defying earlier expectations, North Koreas Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un has consolidated power since his fathers death in December 2011. While it was under Kim Jong Il that North Korea conducted its first nuclear test in 2006, it was Kim Jong Un that accelerated Pyongyangs nuclear weapons program including the first hydrogen bomb test in 2017. Having achieved this goal, Kim now wants to... More >
Workshop | January 30 | 4-5 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall
Do you need to email a professor you've never met before to ask for their help, but you don't know where to start? Have you ever written a long email to a professor, only to receive no response, or not the one you hoped? If so, this workshop is for you! We will discuss how to present yourself professionally over email to faculty and other professionals ... More >
Colloquium | January 30 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall
Daniel S. Freed, University of Texas at Austin
In recent years there have been novel uses of topological ideas and methods to problems in condensed matter physics. For example, phases of matter are path components of a moduli space of quantum systems, and since the set of path components is homotopy invariant one can approach the classification of phases with "soft methods".
In joint work with Mike Hopkins we compute the homotopy type of... More >
Colloquium | January 30 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall
Matthew Orsborn, Visiting Associate Professor, National Taiwan University
The discovery of chiasmus or ring composition in Western religious and classical literature in the 20th century had a paradigm-changing effect upon our understanding of these texts. Recent application of this theory to two important Indian Buddhist texts, the Aṣṭasāhasrikā Prajñāpāramitā and the Vessantara Jātaka, also indicates the presence of such... More >
Reading - Literary | January 30 | 5 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Video and performance artist Anne Walsh introduces her new book Hello Leonora, Soy Anne Walsh, a visual and textual response to Surrealist painter Leonora Carringtons novel The Hearing Trumpet. Having discovered in Carringtons book a thrilling, subversive example of old age, Walsh chronicles her encounters with the nonagenarian artist and author through video, writing, and performance,... More >
CANCELLED: Policies to Respond to the Next Influenza Pandemic: The 14th Rhoda Goldman Distinguished Lecture in Health Policy
Lecture | January 30 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll/Bechtel Room
Tim Uyeki (MD, MPP, MPH), CDC
This event has been cancelled due to the emerging coronavirus situation.
Sport - Intercollegiate - Basketball | January 30 | 6 p.m. | Haas Pavilion
Cal Men's Basketball hosts Oregon at Haas Pavilion.
Workshop | January 30 | 6-8 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden
Winter is one of the coziest and challenging times for many of us. This season is a wonderful time to hunker down. It is important to take time to slowly prepare herbs and food. Come learn about the herbs that make elderberry syrup powerful. We will take a walk in the Garden to connect with the plants. You will go home with your very own herbal concoction. This class is such a sweet way to... More >
$60 Adult , $50 Member Adult
Register online or by calling 510-664-7606
Lecture | January 30 | 6-8 p.m. | UC Berkeley Extension (SF Campus at 160 Spear St.), Room 505
Geoffrey Sargent, Ph.D., CEO, Chair, GeneTether; Kevin Doxzen, Ph.D., Science Communications Specialist, Innovative Genomics Institute
Genome editing is adapting and evolving rapidly. Learn about the science behind the CRISPR technology and its real world applications.
About this Event
The impact of genome editing on technology, science and entrepreneurship is profound and promises to alter the way we address medical and agricultural problems.
At this event, designed for a general audience and anyone interested in... More >
FREE. Register online
Information Session | January 30 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)
As the world transforms to digital, every day activities are open to fraud attacks. In this talk, we will explain how DataVisor is able to pioneer Unsupervised Machine Learning and Big Data computational techniques at scale to save companies millions a year and keep their communities safe. With its patented algorithm and an intelligence network of more than 4.2B user accounts globally, Datavisor... More >
Film - Feature | January 30 | 7 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Varda created a chilling fiction around the true story of a young woman who froze to death in the south of France, the proverbial land of sunshine. She approaches the story of Mona (Sandrine Bonnaire)a young dropout with only a backpack and tent to her name, who wanders south for the winterfrom the stance of the curious journalist. Thus this film of elegant clarity, while moving, is finally... More >
Exhibits and Ongoing Events
Exhibit - Multimedia | September 1, 2019 – August 31, 2020 every day | Free Speech Movement Cafe (Moffitt Library)
Celebrates the magnificent diversity of languages that advance research, teaching, and learning at the University of California, Berkeley. It is the point of embarkation for an exciting sequential exhibit that will build on one post per week, showcasing an array of digitized works in the original language chosen by those who work with these languages on a daily basis - librarians, professors,... More >
Exhibit - Artifacts | September 16, 2019 – March 1, 2020 every day | Doe Library, Bernice Layne Brown Gallery
Since 1790, the U.S. Census has impacted many aspects of our lives. It determines congressional apportionment, decides which communities receive a slice of $500,000,000,000 in federal funds, and provides information essential to policy making. Census questions also reflect the beliefs, concerns and prejudices of their time, starting with the first census which mandated that enslaved people be... More >
You Are On Indian Land: There There (On the Same Page 2019): An Exhibit of Library Collections relating to the Native American community of Oakland
Exhibit - Multimedia | August 26, 2019 – January 31, 2020 every day | Moffitt Undergraduate Library, 3rd floor
Tommy Orange's debut novel, There There, is this year's On the Same Page program reading. The entire campus community is encouraged to read the book and participate in classes and events this Fall.
Oranges debut is an ambitious meditation on identity and its broken alternatives, on myth filtered through the lens of time and poverty and urban life. Its many short chapters are told through a... More >
Show UCB ID to enter Moffitt Library
Exhibit - Photography | January 13 – May 15, 2020 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 220 Stephens
In an exhibition of selected works from the past five decades, documentary photographer Ken Light probes social and political issues in America.
Viewing hours are Monday-Friday during the academic year. The exhibit is located in a space also used for events. Please call (510) 643-9670 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for viewing times.
Object Lessons brings together ancient and modern Egyptian artifacts from the Center for the Tebtunis Papyri and the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology in an exhibition in The Bancroft Library Gallery and Corridor. In the gallery, we invite you to explore how items from everyday life were created and discarded, excavated and conserved, from antiquity to the present day. The corridor... More >