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Saturday, March 18, 2017

Epistemology after Sextus Empiricus

Conference/Symposium | March 17 – 18, 2017 every day | Moses Hall, Howison Library

 Richard Bett, Johns Hopkins University; Jessica Berry, Georgia State University; Marko Malink, New York University; Justin Vlasits, UC Berkeley; Katja Vogt, Columbia University

 Sergio Tenenbaum, University of Toronto

 Department of Philosophy, Columbia University Department of Philosophy, Department of Rhetoric, Graduate Assembly, Townsend Center for the Humanities, Lodge Fund, Heyman Center for the Humanities

Epistemology After Sextus Empiricus covers themes from Sextus Empiricus that have greatly shaped the history of epistemology. Relevant topics include the nature of investigation, perception and illusion, perceptual relativism, ignorance, belief-formation, induction, infinite regress, assertion, disagreement and conflicting appearances.

Berkeley Project Day

Special Event | March 18 | 8 a.m.-3 p.m. |  Sproul Plaza

 The Berkeley Project

Join thousands of passionate students, faculty, alumni, and city residents in cleaning and beautifying the city of Berkeley.
Volunteer registration ends on March 5.

 Sign up to volunteer by Sunday, March 5th. Register online by March 5.

39th California Celtic Conference

Conference/Symposium | March 18 | 9:30 a.m.-7 p.m. | D-37 Hearst Field Annex

 Celtic Studies Program, Institute of European Studies, Department of Linguistics, Department of Scandinavian, Department of English, Arts & Humanities, Letters & Science Division of , Division of Social Sciences

The UC Celtic Studies conference is held in the spring of each year. The conference's site alternates between the Berkeley and Los Angeles campuses. Sessions focus on all aspects of Celtic culture, including language, literature, history, art and archaeology, from late antiquity until the present day. The conference draws scholars from throughout the United States and abroad.

FAMILY PROGRAM: Secrets of Moss and Lichen

Workshop | March 18 | 10-11 a.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

In honor of St. Paddy’s day, join our moss and lichen hunt, learn a little botany, and make a “secret garden” to take home

$15 Adult or Child, $10 Member Adult or Child (requires Family level Membership)

 Children must be accompanied by a registered adult. Register online or by calling 510-643-2755, or by emailing gardenprograms@berkeley.edu

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.

 http://www.lawrencehallofscience.org/visit/hours_cost_location.

Water's Extreme Journey at the Lawrence Hall of Science

Critter Corner

Workshop | December 31, 2016 – May 27, 2017 every Saturday | 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | Lawrence Hall of Science, Niche Classroom

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

What is it like to live underwater? How does it feel to warm yourself on a rock? Get an introduction to the living world by meeting small mammals, reptiles, and arthropods. In the Critter Corner, which is perfect for ages 8 and under, you can observe how animals move, feel, and eat. Read stories and role-play with toy animals and habitats so that you can better understand animal life.

Animal Discovery Room at the Lawrence Hall of Science

Science at Cal Lecture: Water in motion: Mysteries of Northern California

Lecture | March 18 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building

 Inez Fung, Professor of Atmospheric Science

 Science@Cal

“Water is everybody’s business”. Too much, too little, too early, too late can all be devastating and costly for society as well as for the biosphere. California just ended a four-year drought. How do some trees survive the drought? What are the climatic impacts of the drought?

The data have revealed many surprises. The water table ~20 meters below the surface rises by about 1 meter after the...   More >

Water in motion

Women's Tennis vs. Arizona State

Sport - Intercollegiate - Tennis | March 18 | 12 p.m. |  Hellman Tennis Center

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Women's Tennis hosts Arizona State in conference action at Hellman Tennis Complex.

Meet the Explainer Bots

Special Event | March 18 | 12-3 p.m. |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

Have you ever learned science from a robot? TechHive teen interns built animatronic robots to introduce guests to all of our exhibits and activities in multiple languages. Grab an "Explainer Card" at our Visitor Services Desk and use it to activate the Explainer Bots.

$12 Adults $10 Children 3–18 and Seniors 62+ Free for Members, children age 2 and under, UC Berkeley students and staff.

  Buy tickets by calling 510-642-5132

The Great Transmission | Pema Gellek | US, Tibet, India, 2015

Film - Documentary | March 18 | 1 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Screening weekly in Theater Two, this award-winning documentary is the story of one Tibetan refugee lama and his efforts to preserve the sacred texts of his tradition. Witnessing the disintegration of his heritage, Tarthang Tulku dedicated his life to restoring a text tradition that was nearly lost during the turbulence of the twentieth century. Working with a handful of volunteers, he would...   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

  Buy tickets online

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – December 30, 2018 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 plant species, learn about the vast collection, and see what is currently in bloom. Meet at the Entry Plaza.

Free with Garden admission
Advanced registration not required

Tours may be cancelled without notice.
For day-of inquiries, please call 510-643-2755
For tour questions, please email gardentours@berkeley.edu...   More >

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Performing Arts - Dance | March 18 | 2 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Cal Performances

A pillar in the American arts landscape for more than a half century, the revered Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater returns for its annual residency, with a bold mix of new and recent works as well as timeless Ailey classics, including his unforgettable and uplifting Revelations. "Restraint and release, spirituality and energy: they are all there in Ailey's masterpiece, Revelations" (Financial...   More >

starting at $40

  Tickets go on sale August 9. Buy tickets by calling 510-642-9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

African Film Festival 2017: Kirikou and the Wild Beasts

Film - Series | March 18 | 3:30-5 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Little Kirikou, the quick-thinking, two-foot-tall star of the acclaimed animated film Kirikou and the Sorceress, is back! No problem is too big for tiny Kirikou; whether overcoming a beast threatening his village’s crops or hitching a ride with a giraffe through a magical jungle, our pint-sized hero is always one step ahead of his constant nemesis, the sinister sorceress Karaba. Based on...   More >

A Man Escaped (Un condamné à mort s’est échappé) |Robert Bresson | France, 1956

Film - Feature | March 18 | 6 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

FEATURING
François Leterrier, Charles LeClainche, Maurice Beerblock,


A Man Escaped is pure film existentialism. From a newspaper account by a Resistance leader who escaped from a Nazi prison in Lyon just hours before he was to be executed, Bresson created a film in which the drama is all internal. Minimizing the drama of prison life, paradoxically he maximizes its intensity, concentrating...   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

  Buy tickets online

Baseball vs. Oregon

Sport - Intercollegiate - Baseball/Softball | March 18 | 6:05 p.m. |  Evans Field

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Baseball hosts Oregon in conference action at Evans Diamond.

UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra: works by REGUCERA, DEBUSSY, and BERLIOZ

Performing Arts - Music | March 16 – 18, 2017 every day | 8 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

University Symphony Orchestra
David Milnes, music director
Amadeus REGUCERA Skin, stretched upon the frame (World Premiere)
DEBUSSY Iberia
BERLIOZ Symphonie fantastique


Established in 1923, the UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra is the oldest performing arts ensemble in the University of California system. Throughout its long history, the orchestra has provided students and other members of...   More >

$20 General Admission, $15 non-UCB students, seniors, current/retired UCB faculty and staff, groups 10+, $5 UCB students

  Buy tickets online or by calling 510.642.9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Performing Arts - Dance | March 18 | 8 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Cal Performances

A pillar in the American arts landscape for more than a half century, the revered Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater returns for its annual residency, with a bold mix of new and recent works as well as timeless Ailey classics, including his unforgettable and uplifting Revelations. "Restraint and release, spirituality and energy: they are all there in Ailey's masterpiece, Revelations" (Financial...   More >

starting at $40

  Tickets go on sale August 9. Buy tickets by calling 510-642-9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Love and Pride: A New Musical

Performing Arts - Theater | March 18 | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Playhouse

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

The UC Berkeley Department of Theater, Dance and Performance Studies presents LOVE AND PRIDE, a new musical by TDPS student Sy Bocalbos Jordan that addresses identity, gender and dialogue.

Punishment Park | Peter Watkins | United States, 1971

Film - Feature | March 18 | 8:15 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

An evocative synthesis of Bertolt Brecht and cinema verité, Peter Watkins’s dystopic fiction depicts a United States where government authorities, citing the McCarran Act, detain political activists on the grounds that they “probably will engage in . . . acts of espionage or sabotage.”
- Kate MacKay

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

  Buy tickets online

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

 Library

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 >

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.

Literatura de Cordel in Moffitt Library

Exhibit - Artifacts | February 16 – June 30, 2017 every day |  Moffitt Undergraduate Library

 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 >

Native Americans: An Intimate View from Afar

Exhibit - Photography | March 9 – April 24, 2017 every day | Stephens Hall, Ethnic Studies Library

 Ethnic Studies Library

Jun Kamata, Associate Professor at ASIA University in Tokyo, has published eight books in Japan. This exhibit includes 25 of his photographs of the Pomo people of northern California. Kamata holds a BA in Native American Studies from UC Berkeley, an MA in American Indian Studies and a Ph.D. in urban planning from UCLA.

Art Wall: Lawrence Weiner

Exhibit - Multimedia | March 1 – October 1, 2017 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

BAMPFA’s current commission for the Art Wall showcases the work of Lawrence Weiner, a central figure of Conceptual art. Like many other artists working in the late 1960s and ’70s, Weiner is deeply interested in methods of display that challenge the assumption that the work of art exists as a discrete object in the physical world.

Weiner decisively turned to language as the material object for...   More >