Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Workshop | February 22 | 8:30-9:30 a.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42
Greg Ryan, Ergonomics@Work; Mallory Lynch, Ergonomics@Work
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.
Workshop | February 22 | 9:45-10:45 a.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42
Greg Ryan, Ergonomic Specialist, Ergonomics@Work
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.
Special Event | January 29 – April 30, 2017 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | Lawrence Hall of Science
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 dolphinsall 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.
Seminar | February 22 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 380 Soda Hall
Joe Grcar, LBNL, retired
survey NA publications over the decade 1990 to 2011 using the Zentralblatt Math database. In that time, NA increases from 6
The published survey is here: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03610918.2015.1056356
Lecture | February 22 | 12-1 p.m. | Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)
Jeremiah Lockwoods music career began with over a decade of apprenticeship to the legendary Piedmont Blues musician Carolina Slim, playing in the subways of New York City. He also trained under his grandfather Cantor Jacob Konigsberg and performed in his choir. Jeremiahs band, The Sway Machinery, seeks inspiration from diverse realms of experience related to the cultural geography of New York... More >
BioE Seminar: Peering into the black-box of protein signaling: quantifying protein-protein interaction kinetics and protein concentrations to computationally predict cell response?
Seminar | February 22 | 12-1 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building
Princess Imoukhuede, University of Illinois -- Urbana Champaign
Spring 2017 Seminar Series
Wednesday, February 22
12noon - 1:00pm
290 Hearst Mining Building
Assistant Professor of Bioengineering
University of Illinois -- Urbana Champaign
Plant and Microbial Biology Plant Seminar: "Actin and microtubule crosstalk impact cell patterning and development"
Seminar | February 22 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall
Magdalena Bezanilla, University of Massachusetts at Amherst
Molecular Mechanisms Behind Plant Cell Growth
How cells grow, one of the most fundamental aspects of biology, remains an open question. My research program focuses on plant cells, which unlike many other eukaryotic cells are not motile. Confined by a relatively rigid cell wall, plant cells take a wide variety of shapes within tissues of the entire plant and ultimately these shapes dictate... More >
Seminar | February 22 | 12-1 p.m. | Online
Join CAA for a virtual resume workshop featuring Robin Reshwan, Founder of Collegial Services and Careers writer for USNews.com.
The average hiring manager reviews your resume for just 6 seconds before making a decision. This workshop will teach you how to craft a resume that makes a great first impression. Our tips will also cover strategies to deal with resume screening software, how a... More >
Performing Arts - Music | February 22 | 12 p.m. | Hertz Concert Hall
Hrabba Altadottir, violin
Michael Orland, piano
STRAVINSKY Duo Concertant
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Featuring the Music Departments varied and diverse performance activities, the Department of Music presents a series of free weekly concerts each semester in Hertz Hall. Inaugurated in 1953, these concerts are very popular and well attended by... More >
Panel Discussion | February 22 | 12-1 p.m. | Career Center (2440 Bancroft Way), Blue Room
Take a break for lunch and learn more about employers and organizations in the environment and sustainability fields. This program is a partnership between the Career Center, the College of Natural Resources and the Student Environmental Resource Center (SERC). The Alum/Employer for this session is still TBA.
Lecture | February 22 | 12-1 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, 310, Banatao Auditorium
Dan Fletcher, Professor, Bioengineering, UC Berkeley
Dr. Dan Fletcher is Purnendu Chatterjee Chair in Engineering Biological Systems in the Bioengineering Department at UC Berkeley, where his research focuses on the biophysics of cell movements and the cytoskeleton and development of biomedical devices. Recent work from his laboratory
Free lunch available (limited #s). You must register by the Monday before the event for lunch. Register online
MVZ LUNCH SEMINAR: Ronald Burton Population differentiation, adaptation and speciation in the intertidal copepod Tigriopus californicus
Seminar | February 22 | 12-1 p.m. | 3101 Valley Life Sciences Building
Ronald Burton, Marine Biology Research Division, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego
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 >
Information Session | February 22 | 12-1 p.m. | 360 Stephens Hall
In collaboration with the Haas School of Business, Berkeley Summer Abroad is offering a program in Geneva, Switzerland focusing on Business Innovation for Sustainability, Social Responsibility, and Positive Impact.
For more information, please visit http://studyabroad.berkeley.edu/summerabroad/geneva.
Lecture | February 22 | 12-1 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
Namwali Serpells book Seven Modes of Uncertainty asserts that literary uncertainty is crucial to ethics because it pushes us beyond the limits of our experience.
Seminar | February 22 | 12-1 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center
**Eunyong Park**, Rockefeller University
Lecture | February 22 | 12 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
An alternative cultural geography rooted in a new way of seeing the world can be extrapolated from the counterculture artifacts exhibited in Hippie Modernism: The Struggle for Utopia. The cybernetic eye, according to Whole Earth Catalog impresario Steward Brand, saw beyond a fragmented reality to perceive holistic systems. Rejecting the social systems inherent in cash transactions, the... More >
Admission to this lecture is free
Reading - Literary | February 22 | 12-1 p.m. | Sproul Plaza
Hosted by graduate students and faculty in Comparative Literature
Reading for Resistance is an event series at UC Berkeley which aims to mobilize the community, drawing on the force of poetry in an age of discriminatory policies and discourses. Reading for Resistance is a poetry marathon in which all members of the Berkeley community and beyond can share a poem of their choice and speak their mind.
In response to the growing pressures of discrimination,... More >
Information Session | February 22 | 12-12:30 p.m. | Online | Note change in date
Discover how this certificate, approved by the Human Resource Certification Institute, can help you make the most of growing opportunities in human resource management.
Workshop | February 22 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club
Ronna Kabatznick, Ph.D.
Who among us hasnt experienced difficult moods and mind states such as sadness, anxiety, dread, fear and grief? Mindfulness is a time-tested and research-based healing alternative to being dragged down into what can feel often like a bottomless pit. Paying attention to whats happening with intention and without reactivity helps us experience difficult moods from a different perspective, one... More >
The Problem of Causal Mutualisms, The Promise of Polygenic Scores, and The Pervasive Divergence of Human Lives: Demography Brown Bag Talk
Colloquium | February 22 | 12:10-1:10 p.m. | 2232 Piedmont, Seminar Room
Jeremy Freese, Professor of Sociology, Stanford University
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.
Lecture | February 22 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | Freight and Salvage Coffeehouse
2020 Addison, Berkeley, CA 94704
Dr. Diane Ehrensaft will call on her work at the UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Child and Adolescent Gender clinic and share information about the gender affirmative model, which recognizes the complex interplay of nature, nurture, and culture that go into any one person's gender development.
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.
Course | February 22 | 1:30-3:30 p.m. | 115 Energy Biosciences Building | Note change in location
This training is required for anyone who is listed on a Biological Use Authorization (BUA) application form that is reviewed by the Committee for Laboratory and Environmental Biosafety (CLEB). A BUA is required for anyone working with recombinant DNA molecules, human clinical specimens or agents that may infect humans, plants or animals. This safety training will discuss the biosafety risk... More >
Workshop | February 21 – 23, 2017 every day | 2-4 p.m. | Online
Frank Farshidi, City of San Jose
The SUPERPAVE mix design method is designed to replace the Hveem method. California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) started implementing the national SUPERPAVE standard for designing, specifying, and accepting pavement projects for all state jobs. The new mix design accounts for traffic loading and environmental conditions and includes a new method of evaluating the asphalt mixture. This... More >
This course is designed for engineers, state local agencies, consultants, contractors, maintenance supervisors, and quality control/assurance supervisors responsible for designing asphalt mixtures, material specifications, and quality control/quality assu
Seminar | February 22 | 2:10-3 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall
Eric Zaslow, Northwestern University
I want to describe an approach to Legendrian surface theory using cubic planar graphs. After describing how to associated a Legendrian surface to such a graph, I will give a purely combinatorial description of the moduli space of objects in a sheaf category equivalent to the Fukaya category of Lagrangian threefolds in complex three-space with asymptotics defined by the Legendrian surface. The... More >
Social Event | August 31, 2016 – April 26, 2017 every Wednesday | 3-4 p.m. | Julie's Cafe
2562 Bancroft Way.
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.
Understanding why: From counterfactual simulations to responsibility judgments: Interdisciplinary Cognitive Science/Computational Cognition
Colloquium | February 22 | 3 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall
Tobias Gerstenberg, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Information Session | February 22 | 3-4 p.m. | 360 Stephens Hall
Explore the geographical and historical transformation of Cuba from colonial times to the present day.
For more information, please visit http://studyabroad.berkeley.edu/summerabroad/havana.
Seminar | February 22 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall
David Aldous, U. C. Berkeley
Plant differently colored points in the plane; then let random points (``Poisson rain") fall, and give each new point the color of the nearest existing point. Previous investigation and simulations strongly suggest that the colored regions converge (in some sense) to a random partition of the plane. We prove a weak version of this.
Film - Feature | February 22 | 3:10 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
With a lecture from David Thomson
James Stewart, Kim Novak, Barbara Bel Geddes, Tom Helmore,
A radical meditation on mans obsession with illusion, Vertigo reflects back on itself as cinema and as a sadly ironic view of romantic love in the fifties. James Stewart was never less romantic than in this film; his urgency is frightening and compelling. Formally, and in its deeply... 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
Applied Mathematics Seminar: The Lubricated Immersed Boundary Method and Vesicle Transport into Dendritic Spines
Seminar | February 22 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall
Thomas Fai, Harvard
Many real-world examples of fluid-structure interaction, including the transit of red blood cells through the narrow slits in the spleen, involve the near-contact of elastic structures separated by thin layers of fluid. Motivated by such problems, we introduce an immersed boundary method that uses elements of lubrication theory to resolve thin fluid layers between immersed boundaries. We applying... More >
Seminar | February 22 | 4-5 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall
Karl Rohe, Department of Statistics, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Web crawling, snowball sampling, and respondent-driven sampling (RDS) are three types of network driven sampling techniques that are popular when it is difficult to contact individuals in the population of interest. This talk will show that if participants refer too many other participants, then under the standard Markov model in the RDS literature, the standard approaches do not provide "square... More >
Seminar | February 22 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall
Daniel Benjamin, University of Southern California
Joint with Psychology and Economics Seminar
Colloquium | February 22 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall
Professor Andre Taylor, Yale University
Information Session | February 22 | 4-5 p.m. | online
If you are graduating soon and have questions about applying for F-1 employment eligibility after you graduate, then sign up for this ONLINE Webinar. We'll do a brief overview of the OPT application process and timelines, followed by a Question and Answer session. Prior to attending this webinar, you need to review the OPT Tutorial... More >
Performing Arts - Music | February 22 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library
Peng Xu, Center for Chinese Studies postdoctoral fellow, 2016-2017
《彈詞》 "The Ballad"
A Performance from Chinese opera
This famous excerpt from the poet Hong Shengs (1645-1704) southern drama Palace of Lasting Life (1688) consists of ten solos sung by the character Li Guinian, a former leading musician from the Pear Garden Academy at the glorious Tang (685-762) court, now a performer reduced to singing popular ballads in the... More >
Seminar | February 22 | 4-5 p.m. | 306 Soda Hall
Arvind Satyanarayan, Stanford University
In this talk, I will introduce two new declarative languages that lower the threshold for authoring interactive visualizations, and enable higher-level reasoning about the design space of interactions.
Colloquium | February 22 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 2538 Channing (Inst. for the Study of Societal Issues), Wildavsky Conference Room
Daniel Schneider, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, UC Berkeley
The American labor market is increasingly unequal, characterized by extraordinary returns to work at the top of the market but rising precarity and instability at the bottom of the market.
Lecture | February 22 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall
Disorder erupted in Ukraine in 2014, involving the overthrow of a sitting government, the Russian annexation of the Crimean peninsula, and a violent insurrection, supported by Moscow, in the east of the country. This crisis has yielded a ruinous outcome, in which all the parties are worse off and international security has deteriorated. The upshot has been systematic losses for Russia, the West,... More >
Bowen Lectures: Lecture 1 : Galois representations and automorphic forms - an introduction to the Langlands program
Lecture | February 22 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 50 Birge Hall
Michael Harris, Columbia University
Automorphic forms are functions on a class of homogeneous spaces that arise naturally in geometry and number theory and that enjoy particularly strong symmetry properties (the simplest non-trivial example is the circle). Galois representations are efficient ways of packaging meaningful information about solutions to polynomial equations; the cohomology of algebraic varieties provides a rich... More >
Lecture | February 22 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)
Ankhi Mukherjee, Professor of English and World Literatures in the Faculty of English and a Tutorial Fellow at Wadham College, University of Oxford
Poulomi Saha, Assistant Professor of English, UC Berkeley
A talk by Ankhi Mukherjee, Professor of English and World Literatures in the Faculty of English and a Tutorial Fellow at Wadham College, University of Oxford
Lecture | February 22 | 5-7 p.m. | 470 Stephens Hall
In January 1951, R.S. Hunta British technical editor and former chemist without any university degree or diplomasent a manuscript titled Two Kinds of Work to the mathematician Norbert Wiener, who did not read it. Hunts manuscript promises to put metaphysics within the scope of physics. And it claims to do so by making such quantities as beauty, virtue, and happiness, as well as all... More >
Presentation | February 22 | 5-7 p.m. | 356 Barrows Hall
Film - Feature | February 22 | 5:30 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, Warren Room
Sayed Kashua, Clinical Professor, Jewish Culture & Society, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Chana Kronfeld, Professor of Modern Hebrew, Yiddish and Comparative Literature, Department of Near Eastern Studies, Department of Comparative Literature, and the Program for Jewish Studies, UC Berkeley
"A Borrowed Identity" examines the struggles of Arabs trying to assimilate into Israeli culture. Based on two autobiographical novels by the Arab-Israeli author and journalist Sayed Kashua, the film was directed by Eran Riklis with a script by Mr. Kashua.
Sayed Kashua will discuss his work following the screening.
Information Session | February 22 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)
Learn how IXL is advancing education through online technology! Join Graham and other IXLers as they talk about their experiences post graduation, why they chose to work in Edtech, and how you can join our team.
At IXL Learning, were passionate about creating the best educational technology possible. We look beyond the speci c problems of today to see the bigger picture, with the ultimate... More >
Lecture | February 22 | 6-7:30 p.m. | David Brower Center
2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704
Avi Wigderson, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton
Is the universe inherently deterministic or probabilistic? Perhaps more importantly, can we tell the difference between the two?
Humanity has pondered the meaning and utility of randomness for millennia. There is a remarkable variety of ways in which we utilize perfect coin tosses to our advantage: in statistics, cryptography, game theory, algorithms, gambling... Indeed, randomness seems... More >
Seminar | February 22 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium
Despite the tech industrys efforts towards inclusion and diversity, the number of women in some tech-related fields has plummeted. In many of the largest tech companies, women make up less than a quarter of the employee population. Women who enter the tech industry face rampant biases and stereotypes; for example, a study showed that half of women with careers in STEM fields eventually leave... More >
Sport - Intercollegiate - Basketball | February 22 | 6 p.m. | Haas Pavilion
Cal Men's Basketball hosts Oregon at Haas Pavilion.
Meeting | January 14, 2015 – December 18, 2019 every Wednesday | 6:15-7:30 p.m. | 3111 Etcheverry Hall
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.
Film - Feature | February 22 | 7 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
IN conversation with Sergei Loznitsa and Critic Neil Young
The subject: the siege of Leningrad during World War II. There are no words, no music, only sounds and pictures of the slowly dying cityBlockade consists entirely of silent footage of this historical event, to which Loznitsa has added an evocative soundtrack of natural sound effects. Loznitsa has taken a different and imaginative... 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
Performing Arts - Theater | February 22 – 23, 2017 every day | 8-10 p.m. | Z170 Zellerbach Hall
MEMORIA DEL SILENCIO is a TDPS Workshop (work-in-progress) written by undergraduate Linda Girón.
MEMORIA DEL SILENCIO EN EL PAÍS DE LA ETERNA PRIMAVERA is an original play that explores the relationship between memory, trauma and how these wounds can leave a mark that flows deeper than blood. Set in the land of eternal spring, in a town where the population of ghosts outnumber the living,... More >
Exhibits and Ongoing Events
Exhibit - Artifacts | February 26, 2016 – April 1, 2017 every day | Bancroft Library, Rowell Cases & 2nd floor corridor between The Bancroft Library and Doe 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 >
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 >
Exhibit - Artifacts | September 1, 2016 – July 1, 2017 every day | Bancroft Library, 2nd floor corridor between The Bancroft Library and Doe 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 >
Exhibit - Multimedia | November 23, 2016 – March 12, 2017 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
A prominent figure of the American Pop Art movement, Andy Warhol (19281987) 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
Exhibit - Photography | November 1, 2016 – May 1, 2017 every day | Doe Library, Brown Gallery (east wing)
Photographs from the celebrated War Ink Project will be on display in Berkeleys 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 >
Exhibit - Multimedia | February 11 – May 13, 2017 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Cinemas 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 cinemaoften in the course of a single featurethe 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
Exhibit - Artifacts | January 30 – May 19, 2017 every day | 210 Wurster Hall
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.
Exhibit - Artifacts | February 16 – June 30, 2017 every day | Moffitt Undergraduate Library
This exhibition highlights a collection of Brazilian chapbooks or Literatura
de Cordel in the Moffitt Library. These chapbooks are still produced for
mass consumption in the Northeastern Brazil. These are called literature de
cordel as they are hung from a cord in the book-stands so that the consumers
can browse them and select them according to their desires. There are
several themes that... More >
Exhibit - Artifacts | February 17 – March 6, 2017 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 30 Stephens Hall
The blue walls of the Ethnic Studies Library display the work of eleven Chicana/o artists, including Patricia Rodriguez, Francisco X. Camplis, Jose Montoya, Irene Perez, etc. There are 8 works from 1975 and 3 from 1977, so these are part of the Chicano Movement era. Each piece is a political, social or artistic statement while providing a calendar month as well. Display is available for viewing... More >
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
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.
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)
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 >
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)
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 Vishniacs estate. In 2007, the... More >