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Wednesday, February 15, 2017

The Holloway Series in Poetry Presents Simone White

Reading - Literary | February 15 | D37 Hearst Field Annex

 Simone White

 Department of English

The Holloway Series in Poetry presents a reading by Simone White, with an introductory reading by Laura Ritland.

For more information, please visit: https://hollowayreadingseries.wordpress.com/

Interactive Learning

Workshop | February 13 – 17, 2017 every day |  Calvin Laboratory (Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing)

 Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing

Interactive learning is a modern machine learning paradigm of significant practical and theoretical interest, where the algorithm and the domain expert engage in a two-way dialog to facilitate more accurate learning from less data compared to the classical approach of passively observing labeled data. This workshop will explore several topics related to interactive learning broadly defined,...   More >

Water's Extreme Journey

Special Event | January 29 – April 30, 2017 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

Become a raindrop and go on an interactive adventure through a water-cycle-themed maze. Have fun riding the Watershed Zip Line, walk through a giant wetland, and snap a pic of your family "swimming" with the dolphins—all while developing a deeper understanding of your place in the water ecosystem.

$10–12 Water's Extreme Journey is included with your admission. Free for members.


Water's Extreme Journey at the Lawrence Hall of Science

RDM Tools and Tips: Box and Drive

Workshop | February 15 | 10:30-11:45 a.m. | Doe Library, BIDS (rm. 190)

 Anna Sackmann, Library; Rick Jaffe, Research IT


Learn the best practices for using Box and bDrive to manage documents, files and other digital assets. The presenters will address:

The personal use of both tools.
The collaborative use of both tools (including control permissions, special purpose accounts, pushing and retrieving files).
How to utilize the various desktop applications that accompany Box and Drive.
Refreshments provided by...   More >

Matrix Computations and Scientific Computing Seminar: Acorn Magic: How linear algebra solves optimization problems nonlinearly and why do it?

Seminar | February 15 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 380 Soda Hall

 Martin Lee, MediaX, Stanford University

 Department of Mathematics

Recently, the speaker discovered a way to use matrix algebra to solve a set of nonlinear equations by first transforming them into an equivalent matrix equation and then finding the solutions analytically in terms of the elements of the inverse matrix of this equation. With the newly developed ACORN (an adaptive constrained optimal robust nonlinear) algorithm, it is possible to minimize an...   More >

Love Your Data Week 2017

Conference/Symposium | February 13 – 16, 2017 every day with exceptions | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 190 Doe Library

 Berkeley Institute for Data Science

The University Library and Research Data Management will host a set of events February 13-17 as a part of the Love Your Data Week campaign to encourage and teach researchers how to manage, secure, publish, and license their data. Graduate students, researchers, librarians, and data specialists are invited to attend these events and learn about multiple data services that the university campus...   More >

Love Your Data Week 2017

Conference/Symposium | February 13 – 16, 2017 every day | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 190 Doe Library

 Berkeley Institute for Data Science

The University Library and Research Data Management will host a set of events February 13-17 as a part of the Love Your Data Week campaign to encourage and teach researchers how to manage, secure, publish, and license their data. Graduate students, researchers, librarians, and data specialists are invited to attend these events and learn about multiple data services that the university campus...   More >

Taking A Pass: How Jobs Stay Gender-Segregated: IRLE Spring Seminar Series

Seminar | February 15 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 2521 Channing Way (Inst. for Res. on Labor & Employment), IRLE Director's Room

 Ming Leung, Assistant Professor, Haas School of Business

 Institute of Research on Labor & Employment

Jobs are notoriously gender-segregated. But examinations of companies’ hiring data often don’t show a female disadvantage, even for male-dominated jobs. Many audit studies, on the other hand, do. This discrepancy can be partially explained by accounting for “failed searches” – cases when employers decide not to hire anyone from the applicant pool they receive. Professor Leung presents research...   More >

  RSVP by emailing Charlotte Rutty at charlotterutty@berkeley.edu

Queer(ing) Frontier Identities: Tracing Cultural Brokering at 19th century Fort Davis, Texas

Lecture | February 15 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Katrina Eichner, University of California, Berkeley Department of Anthropology

 Archaeological Research Facility

This presentation focuses on the cultural slippage that occurs in frontier zones where competing worldviews create conditions for alternative, innovative, and layered performances of intersecting identities.

PopUp Exhibition: Elizabeth Rynecki on Moshe Rynecki’s Lost Art Legacy

Lecture | February 15 | 12-1 p.m. |  Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)

 Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

Elizabeth Rynecki is the great-granddaughter of the late Polish-Jewish artist, Moshe Rynecki (1881-1943), who perished in the Holocaust. Her memoir, Chasing Portraits: A Great-Granddaughter’s Quest for Her Lost Art Legacy, was published in 2016 and immediately reviewed in the New York Times. For many years after his death, Moshe Rynecki’s family believed that most of his oeuvre—circa eight...   More >

Tearing Down the Deep Learning Performance Wall

Lecture | February 15 | 12-1 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, 310, Banatao Auditorium

 Greg Diamos, Senior Researcher, Baidu

 CITRIS and the Banatao Institute

Greg Diamos is a senior researcher at Baidu’s Silicon Valley AI Lab (SVAIL). Previously he was on the research team at NVIDIA. Greg holds a PhD from the Georgia Institute of Technology, where he contributed to the development of the GPU-Ocelot dynamic compiler, which targeted CPUs and GPUs from the same program representation. His PhD thesis pioneered execution models for heterogeneous...   More >


 Free lunch available (limited #s). You must register by the Monday before the event for lunch. Register online

Fighting Organized Online Crime

Special Event | February 15 | 12-1 p.m. | 210 South Hall

 Mikko Hypponen, F-Secure

 Information, School of

The world of computer security keeps changing. Mikko Hypponen will look at the latest big hacking cases and reveal what really went on.

Quality Assurance Program for Higher Education Pedagogy

Seminar | February 15 | 12-1 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, Academic Innovation Studio, Dwinelle 117

 Michael O'Hare, Professor of Public Policy, Goldman School of Public Policy

 Center for Studies in Higher Education

Join us for a presentation from Michael O'Hare, Professor of Public Policy, on a Quality Assurance Program for Higher Education Pedagogy. Modern quality assurance for manufacturing and service industries, for academic research, and for affectively-dense and craft-skill- dependent professions like the arts and medicine, share a few core principles:

-Measure everything, and learn from...   More >

 No RSVP required

Michael O'Hare

Syria: Spaces of War: CMES Visiting Scholars Lecture Series

Lecture | February 15 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall | Note change in date

 Sofia Shwayri, CMES Visiting Scholar

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

The uprisings that swept North Africa from late 2010 thru early 2011 reached Syria, to the surprise of many including President Bashar Al-Assaad, in March 2011. Al-Assaad, was convinced that his country would never experience such a widespread public show of dissent. Differing from those other uprisings, Syrians could not claim their own Tahrir Square in Damascus, as the long standing state of...   More >

Noon Concert: Organ+Piano: Nicole Chernavsky, organ; Cole Stanford, piano

Performing Arts - Music | February 15 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

Nicole Chernavsky, organ
STANLEY Voluntary in D minor
MESSIAEN Offrande au Saint-Sacrement
BUXTEHUDE Praeludium in F sharp minor
Cole Stanford, piano
BRAHMS Rhapsodies for piano, Op. 79


Featuring the Music Department’s varied and diverse performance activities, the Department of Music presents a series of free weekly concerts each semester in Hertz Hall....   More >

Plant and Microbial Biology Plant Seminar: "Underground signaling networks"

Seminar | February 15 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall

 Philip Benfey, Duke University

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

Dr. Lidstrom is a Professor of Microbiology and holds the Frank Jungers Chair of Engineering, in the Department of Chemical Engineering, at the University of Washington, Seattle. She received her B.S. in Microbiology from Oregon State University. After receiving her M.S. and Ph.D. in Bacteriology from the University of Wisconsin, Dr. Lidstrom conducted work as a Leverhulme postdoctoral Fellow in...   More >

Philip Benfey

Cellular and circuit mechanisms of neuropeptide signaling

Seminar | February 15 | 12-1 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center

 **Jennifer Garrison**, Buck Institute for Research on Aging

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Knowing Plants in Cuneiform Cultures: Revisiting R.C. Thompson's “Dictionary of Assyrian Botany”

Lecture | February 15 | 12-1 p.m. | 254 Barrows Hall

 Eduardo Escobar, PhD Candidate, Department of Near Eastern Studies, UC Berkeley

 Near Eastern Studies

This talk will consider what R.C Thompson's 1949 "Dictionary of Assyrian Botany" might look like in the twenty-first century. Scribal investigations of plants covered a wide range of scholarly genres in cuneiform cultures, from lexical lists, to materia medica, and glassmaking recipes. I will address the perennial challenge of identifying modern plant species in ancient texts, and suggest new...   More >

MVZ LUNCH SEMINAR: Walt Koenig "The California Acorn Report: The Behavioral Ecology of California Oaks"

Seminar | February 15 | 12-1 p.m. | 3101 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Walt Koenig

 Museum of Vertebrate Zoology

MVZ Lunch is a graduate level seminar series (IB264) based on current and recent vertebrate research. Professors, graduate students, staff, and visiting researchers present on current and past research projects. The seminar meets every Wednesday from 12- 1pm in the Grinnell-Miller Library. Enter through the MVZ's Main Office, 3101 Valley Life Sciences Building, and please let the receptionist...   More >

BioE Seminar: “Endless forms most beautiful: How physics shapes life - starfish larvae, swimming parasites and other musings in science”

Seminar | February 15 | 12-1 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Manu Prakash, Stanford University

 Bioengineering (BioE)

Spring 2017 Seminar Series
Wednesday, February 15
12noon - 1:00pm
290 Hearst Mining Building

Manu Prakash
Assistant Professor of Bioengineering
Stanford University

The Builders Association: Performance and Media in Contemporary Theater: Townsend Book Chat with Shannon Jackson

Lecture | February 15 | 12-1 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall

 Townsend Center for the Humanities

Shannon Jackson discusses her recent co-authored book on the Builders Association, a New York-based multimedia theater company that creates original productions based on stories drawn from contemporary life.

Civil Rights Movement Photography and Its Legacies, with Leigh Raiford

Lecture | February 15 | 12 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

This talk explores what role photography—as document, as art, and as surveillance—played in the modern civil rights movement and how the medium continues to shape our memories of the "Second Reconstruction."

Free for BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students, faculty, staff, retirees; 18 & under + guardian | $10 Non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons | $12 General admission | Event is included with admission

Local context and the effectiveness of health systems decentralization in rural Honduras: Evidence for improved child health?: Demography Brown Bag Talk

Colloquium | February 15 | 12:10-1:10 p.m. | 2232 Piedmont, Seminar Room

 Elisabeth Root, Associate Professor, Geography, Ohio State University

 Population Science, Department of Demography

A lunch time talk and discussion session, featuring visiting and local scholars presenting their research on a wide range of topics of interest to demography.

Polluting Black Space

Colloquium | February 15 | 12:10-1:15 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

 Courtney Bonam, Assistant Professor, University of Illinois, Chicago

 Institute of Personality and Social Research

Physical space has been and remains a tool for maintaining racial hierarchy, resulting in a range of different kinds of physical spaces being imbued with racial meaning (e.g., Black inner-cities, White suburbs). Accordingly, racial stereotype content extends beyond personal attributes to physical space characteristics (e.g., Black areas are impoverished, White areas are wealthy). The mere...   More >

States of Altered Consciousness

Lecture | February 15 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. |  Freight and Salvage Coffeehouse

 2020 Addison, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)

Non-ordinary or altered states of consciousness provide rich sources of information relevant to better understanding the connections between mind and reality.

David Presti has taught neurobiology, psychology, and cognitive science at UC Berkeley for more than 25 years.

Study Abroad Office Hours at the Transfer Center

Information Session | January 25 – May 3, 2017 every Wednesday with exceptions | 1-3 p.m. | 100 César E. Chávez Student Center

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Interested in studying abroad as a transfer student? A Berkeley Study Abroad Peer Adviser will be holding drop-in office hours at the Transfer Student Center every Wednesdays 1-3pm this spring semester. Come learn about different programs offered, how to apply and additional services available.

EH&S 403 Training Session

Course | February 15 | 1:30-2:30 p.m. | 370 University Hall

 Jason Smith, UC Berkeley Office of Environment, Health, & Safety

 Office of Environment, Health & Safety

This session briefly covers the UC Berkeley specific radiation safety information you will need to start work.​ In addition, dosimeter will be issued, if required.

Berkeley Summer Abroad - Peru

Information Session | February 15 | 2-3 p.m. | 360 Stephens Hall

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Discover the ancient Incan Civilization in its former capital Cusco, Peru through first hand anthropological research and visits to historical Andean sites. and visits to historical Andean sites.

For more information, please visit http://studyabroad.berkeley.edu/summerabroad/cusco.

Topology Seminar (Introductory Talk): Expanding maps on manifolds

Seminar | February 15 | 2:10-3 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

 Wouter van Limbeek, University of Michigan

 Department of Mathematics

Suppose M is a manifold that covers itself nontrivially. What can we say about M? In general this is a difficult question. In this talk we will consider this problem with the further dynamical assumption that the map is expanding (with respect to some auxiliary metric). These maps have been completely classified (by combined work of Shub, Franks, and Gromov): Any closed manifold that admits an...   More >

Coffee Break!

Social Event | August 31, 2016 – April 26, 2017 every Wednesday | 3-4 p.m. |  Julie's Cafe

 2562 Bancroft Way.

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Join the Coffee Break every Wednesday afternoon! Boost your global network and meetup with friends.

Coffee break, hosted by Berkeley International Office, is an informal weekly event where Cal students can connect, share stories, or learn about different culture and language. Free coffee for UCB students! Both international students and domestic students are welcome.

Berkeley Summer Abroad - Japan and Korea Info Session

Information Session | February 15 | 3-4 p.m. | 360 Stephens Hall

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Explore both Tokyo, Japan and Seoul, South Korea while learning about the histories of the Japan-Korea relations during and after the imperial occupation.

For more information, please visit http://studyabroad.berkeley.edu/summerabroad/tokyo-seoul.

Written on the Wind| Douglas Sirk | United States, 1956

Film - Feature | February 15 | 3:10 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

With a lecture by David Thomson

Robert Stack, Dorothy Malone, Rock Hudson, Lauren Bacall,

Sirk called this “my most gutsy picture”; the director’s preoccupations with failure and the horrors of family were rarely writ so large. The myriad dysfunctions of the Hadley oil dynasty are blazoned on the screen in screaming colors and skewed angles, nonstop visual hyperbole declaring the...   More >

Special Admission Applies: General admission: $13.50 | BAMPFA members: $9.50 | UC Berkeley students: $7.50 | 65+, disabled persons, UC Berkeley faculty and staff, non-UC Berkeley students, and 18 & under: $10.50

  Buy tickets online

Thresholds for contagious sets in random graphs

Seminar | February 15 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Brett Kolesnik, Univ of British Columbia

 Department of Statistics

Bootstrap percolation with threshold r on a graph G evolves as follows: initially some of its vertices are infected, and then any vertex with at least r infected neighbors becomes infected. On the Erdos–Renyi graph G(n,p) we identify the sharp threshold for p above which there is with high probability a set of size r whose infection results in the entire infection of the graph. Joint work with...   More >

Virtual water 'flows' in space and time

Colloquium | February 15 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 575 McCone Hall

 Dr. Paolo D'odorico, Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management

 Department of Geography

Number Theory Seminar: Rational comparisons between p-adic cohomology theories

Seminar | February 15 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Alex Carney, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Gilman Scholarship Application Workshop

Presentation | February 15 | 3:30-5 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Stephens Lounge

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Are you a Pell Grant recipient and U.S. citizen who is planning to study and/or intern abroad? Attend the Gilman Scholarship Application Workshop and learn about the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, a federal scholarship which funds up to $5,000 towards a study abroad experience.

The Gilman Scholarship Application Workshop will review scholarship and eligibility requirements,...   More >

ERG Colloquium: Paul Baer Retrospective: The Global Climate Equity Challenge, as Refracted Through the Work of Paul Baer

Colloquium | February 15 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 126 Barrows Hall

 Tom Athanasiou, Director, EcoEquity

 Energy and Resources Group

This special ERG colloquium will celebrate the work of ERG alumnus Paul Baer who passed away on September 6, 2016. Paul was a strong force as an activist scholar and interdisciplinary researcher. He was a leading thinker on how to determine the fair and equitable obligation of each country under UN climate agreements, and a compelling voice bringing this work into the UN climate negotiations....   More >

Seminar 291, Departmental Seminar: "High Frequency Identification of Monetary Non-Neutrality: The Information Effect"

Seminar | February 15 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Emi Nakamura, Columbia Business School

 Department of Economics

Joint with Macro/International Seminar

Efficient subsampling for linear regression under label budget

Seminar | February 15 | 4-5 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Aarti Singh, Machine Learning Department, Carnegie Mellon University

 Department of Statistics

We investigate statistical aspects of subsampling for large-scale linear regression under label budget constraints. In many applications, we have access to large datasets (such as healthcare records, database of building profiles, and visual stimuli), but the corresponding labels (such as customer satisfaction, energy usage, and brain response, respectively) are hard to obtain. We derive...   More >

Resilience and Stress Management Workshop

Colloquium | February 15 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall

 Dr. Yu Bi

 Department of Chemical Engineering

EECS Colloquium: Adding “Human-Like” Sensing and Intelligence to Devices and Machines

Colloquium | February 15 | 4-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, 306 (HP Auditorium)

 Achin Bhowmik, VP/General Manager, Perceptual Computing Group, Intel

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

With recent advances in natural sensing and perceptual computing technologies, devices and machines are increasingly being endowed with the abilities to “sense”, “understand”, and “interact” with us and the physical world. This seminar will present the Intel® RealSenseTM Technology, and demonstrate a new class of applications based on real-time 3D-sensing and visual intelligence, including...   More >

Post and Trauma: The Use of Social Media by Sexual Assault Victims

Lecture | February 15 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 202 South Hall

 Hadar Dancig-Rosenberg and Anat Peleg

 Information, School of

How can online social media communities support and empower victims of sexual violence?

Topology Seminar (Main Talk): Towers of regular self-covers and linear endomorphisms of tori

Seminar | February 15 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 3 Evans Hall

 Wouter van Limbeek, University of Michigan

 Department of Mathematics

Let M be a closed manifold that admits a nontrivial cover diffeomorphic to itself. What can we then say about M? Examples are provided by tori, in which case the covering is a linear endomorphism. Under the assumption that all iterates of the covering of M are regular, we show that any self-cover is closely related to a linear endomorphism on a torus, namely the covering is induced by a such a...   More >

Berkeley Summer Abroad- European Innovation Academy Info Session

Information Session | February 15 | 5-6 p.m. |  Sutardja Center

 2227 Piedmont Ave., Berkeley, CA 94720

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Join students from around the world at the European Innovation Academy in Northwestern Italy and create a startup in four weeks! For more information, please visit: http://studyabroad.berkeley.edu/summerabroad/eia.

Cisco Info-Session

Information Session | February 15 | 5-6:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Interested in a software engineering internship or full-time position at the largest networking company in the world?

Join us for the Cisco Infosession on Wednesday, Feb. 15th, at 5 PM in the Wozniak Lounge! Come meet software engineers from Cisco, including Cal alum, and see what Cisco's all about, from IoT to Cisco Cloud.

Free dinner and cool Cisco swag will be available!

- About Cisco...   More >

Career Connections Series: Sport Industry

Social Event | February 15 | 5:30-8 p.m. |  Career Center (2440 Bancroft Way)

 Career Center

CAA has teamed up with the UC Berkeley Career Center to help students make connections and gain clarity in their career pursuits.

We are seeking a diverse group of approximately 15-20 Cal alumni who work in the sports industry. This could include people from athletic apparel, CPG, or lifestyle brands in addition to sports or sports-related entertainment organizations across a variety of roles...   More >

  RSVP online by March 8.

Food Industry Networking Event

Career Fair | February 15 | 6-8 p.m. | Career Center (2440 Bancroft Way), Blue & Gold Room

 Student Environmental Resource Center, Career Center

Opportunities in the food industry are plentiful and diverse –from food justice to food business consulting to food engineering. Start by attending the Food Industry Networking Event on February 15th from 6-8 PM in the Career Center. This event is sponsored by the Career Center, the Student Environmental Resource Center, and food-related student organizations at UC Berkeley. Attendees will have a...   More >

Toastmasters on Campus Club: Learn public speaking

Meeting | January 14, 2015 – December 18, 2019 every Wednesday | 6:15-7:30 p.m. | 3111 Etcheverry Hall

 Toastmasters on Campus

Toastmasters has been the world leader in teaching public speaking since 1924. Meetings are an enjoyable self-paced course designed to get you up and running as a speaker in only a few months.

History Homecoming

Panel Discussion | February 15 | 6:30 p.m. |  Alumni House | Note change in date and time

 Department of History

History Homecoming is a gathering of alumni and friends of the Department of History for fellowship, food, wine, and a special history panel.

Cine Latino: Aquarius

Film - Feature | February 15 | 7-9 p.m. | 105 North Gate Hall

 Center for Latin American Studies

2-15 In Aquarius, a vibrant retired music critic (Sonia Braga) engages in a “cold war” with developers trying to evict her from her home.

 Note: This film is rated 16+ for references to drugs and some sexual content

Sônia Braga stars in Kleber Mendonça Filho’s new film “Aquarius.”

In the Year of the Pig | Emile De Antonio | United States, 1969

Film - Feature | February 15 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

In Restored 35mm Print

Emile de Antonio’s Academy Award–nominated In The Year of the Pig makes the case against US intervention in Vietnam using an incendiary montage style. The film “connects the bloody dots between politicians and business leaders, Western imperialists, and puppet governments, using a collage of rare archival footage from the French colonial period, film dispatches from the...   More >

Free for Cal Student Film Pass holders $7 BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students $8 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, retirees; non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, 18 & under, disabled persons $12 General admission

Exhibits and Ongoing Events

Protecting the New Wonderland: The Origins of the National Park Service

Exhibit - Artifacts | February 26, 2016 – April 1, 2017 every day | Bancroft Library, Rowell Cases & 2nd floor corridor between The Bancroft Library and Doe Library

 Bancroft Library

Signed by President Woodrow Wilson in August 1916, the Organic Act created the National Park Service, the federal bureau that protects our national parks and monuments. Several UC Berkeley alumni with conservationist interests and the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco played key roles in its development. This exhibition explores the origins of the NPS with materials...   More >

Beyond Tintin and Superman: The Diversity of Global Comics

Exhibit - Multimedia | September 19, 2016 – April 23, 2017 every day | Doe Library, Bernice Layne Brown Gallery


You are invited to this exhibit of comics and graphic novels owned by the UC Berkeley Library. These materials often reflect the socioeconomic, ideological and political realities of the societies in which they are produced. To highlight these diverse realities, and to celebrate our differences, this exhibit presents a selection of comics and graphic novels published in many countries.

We...   More >

Guerra Civil at 80

Exhibit - Artifacts | September 1, 2016 – July 1, 2017 every day | Bancroft Library, 2nd floor corridor between The Bancroft Library and Doe Library

 Bancroft Library

Marking the 80th anniversary of the beginning of the Spanish Civil War, the exhibition Guerra Civil @ 80 features selections from The Bancroft Library's Veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade, Bay Area Post records and photographic collections, along with posters, books, pamphlets, and other ephemera. A visual and textual display of the struggle to defend the Second Spanish Republic, the...   More >

Andy Warhol: Still Lifes and Portraits

Exhibit - Multimedia | November 23, 2016 – March 12, 2017 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

A prominent figure of the American Pop Art movement, Andy Warhol (1928–1987) was one of the first to integrate fine art with celebrity culture, media spectacle, and mass production. This exhibition presents a selection of new gifts to BAMPFA from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, on view here for the first time, alongside previous gifts to the collection. The prints on display span...   More >

 Free for BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students, faculty, staff, retirees; 18 & under + guardian $10 Non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons $12 General admission

War Ink: California Veterans Exhibit

Exhibit - Photography | November 1, 2016 – May 1, 2017 every day | Doe Library, Brown Gallery (east wing)

 Cal Veteran Services Center

Photographs from the celebrated War Ink Project will be on display in Berkeley’s Doe Library in November. The exhibit features striking images of tattoos that express the impact of combat experiences on California veterans. Jason Deitch, co-creator of War Ink and a Cal veteran, hopes the display will “bridge the divide between the veterans and civilian communities.” The project is “both exhibit...   More >

Hippie Modernism: Cinema and Counterculture, 1964–1974

Exhibit - Multimedia | February 11 – May 13, 2017 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Cinema’s radical streak goes back to its earliest beginnings, but the period explored in Hippie Modernism: The Struggle for Utopia was an unusually fertile time for politically charged, aesthetically innovative filmmaking. Encompassing documentary, fiction, and experimental cinema—often in the course of a single feature—the films in this series intersected with and...   More >

 Free for BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students, faculty, staff, retirees; 18 & under + guardian | $10 Non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons | $12 General admission

Designs from a Distance

Exhibit - Artifacts | January 30 – May 19, 2017 every day | 210 Wurster Hall

 Environmental Design, College of

CLOSES May 19. This exhibit features design and planning projects on six continents by architects based in the San Francisco Bay Area and held by the Environmental Design Archives.

The Gift to Sing: Highlights of the Leon F. Litwack and Bancroft Library African American Collections

Exhibit - Artifacts | September 23, 2016 – February 17, 2017 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Bancroft Library, Gallery

 Bancroft Library

For decades professor emeritus of history Leon F. Litwack has been accumulating what is arguably the world’s finest private collection of books on African American history and culture. This exhibition displays highlights of the collection that will be coming to The Bancroft Library as a bequest. The Litwack collection is particularly noteworthy for its Harlem Renaissance first editions in...   More >

Plants Illustrated 2017 : Seeds and Seed Vessels

Exhibit - Painting | February 10 – 21, 2017 every day with exceptions | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

The Northern California Society of Botanical Artists return to the Garden to showcase Botanical Art representing seeds and seed vessels.

I-Tal-Yah: An Island of Divine Dew: Italian Crossroads in Jewish Culture

Exhibit - Artifacts | August 30, 2016 – June 30, 2017 every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way), Warren Hellman & Charles Michael Galleries

 Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

Never before the creation of the State of Israel did Jews of so many origins live together, and in such a stimulating environment, as they did in the land they soon started calling in Hebrew i-tal-yah, an “Island of Divine Dew”. The exhibition highlights Italian Jewish art and artifacts from The Magnes Collection.

The Power of Attention: Magic and Meditation in Hebrew "shiviti" Manuscript Art

Exhibit - Artifacts | January 24 – June 23, 2017 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

Created from the early-modern period and into the present, shiviti manuscripts are found in Hebrew prayer books, ritual textiles, and on the walls of synagogues and homes throughout the Jewish diaspora. Wrestling with ways to externalize the presence of God in Jewish life, these documents center upon the graphic representation of God's ineffable four-letter Hebrew name, the Tetragrammaton, and...   More >

From the Photographer’s Archive: Roman Vishniac

Exhibit - Photography | January 24 – June 20, 2017 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 work of Roman Vishniac (1897-1990), a Russian-born photographer, most notable for his documentary photographs of Jewish life in Eastern Europe in the years immediately preceding its destruction, has been celebrated in exhibitions and publications since the 1940s. Following the photographer's death, his daughter, Mara Vishniac Kohn, became the executor of Roman Vishniac’s estate. In 2007, the...   More >