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Friday, May 10, 2019

African Film Festival 2019

Film - Series | March 2 – May 10, 2019 every day |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

March 2–May 10, 2019

This year’s edition of the African Film Festival highlights the best of both new African cinema and films of the black diaspora. We pay tribute to the great director Bill Gunn—also an actor, playwright, and novelist—with new restorations of two genre-benders, his radical horror film Ganja & Hess and his “meta–soap opera” Personal Problems. The latter was conceived by...   More >

ESPM Graduate Research Symposium

Conference/Symposium | May 10 | 8:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m. |  David Brower Center

 Dept. of Environmental Science, Policy, and Mgmt. (ESPM)

The ESPM Graduate Research Symposium is an annual event in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management that celebrates and showcases graduate student research.This year the event will be held on Friday, May 10th, 2019 at the David Brower Center's Goldman Theater. The day’s events will include finishing talks from graduating ESPM PhD students, the ESPM departmental Awards...   More >

Haviland Scholars Day

Special Event | May 10 | 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m. |  Haviland Hall

 Social Welfare, School of

Dissertation Talk: The Design and Implementation of Low-Latency Prediction Serving Systems

Seminar | May 10 | 9-10 a.m. | 606 Soda Hall

 Daniel Crankshaw

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Machine learning is being deployed in a growing number of applications which demand real-time, accurate, and cost-efficient predictions under heavy query load. These applications employ a variety of machine learning frameworks and models, often composing several models within the same application. However, most machine learning frameworks and systems are optimized for model training and not...   More >

Amazon Meets Berkeley Day

Special Event | May 10 | 9 a.m.-3:15 p.m. | 310 Sutardja Dai Hall

 Data Sciences

On Friday, May 10th, there will be a symposium in the Banatao Auditorium in Sutardja Dai Hall featuring researchers from Amazon and Berkeley. Amazon has joined the Berkeley AI Research Commons as one of its founding members, and the symposium will help to frame this exciting new collaboration.

American Studies Spring Conference 2019

Conference/Symposium | May 10 | 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. |  Women's Faculty Club

 Christine Rosen, Associate Professor, Haas School of Business; Scott Saul, Professor, English; Alex Craghead, PhD Candidate, Department of Architecture, College of Environmental Design; Chi Elliott, Assistant Professor, African American Studies; Greil Marcus, Visiting Professor, American Studies and English; Tessa Rissacher, Undergraduate Student, English and Theater/Performance Studies

 Mary Ryan, Professor Emeritus, Berkeley and Johns Hopkins

 American Studies

American Studies Spring Conference 2019

Botanical Illustration: Flowers with Catherine Watters

Workshop | May 9 – 10, 2019 every day | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

This two-day class will focus on flowers and introduce you to the fascinating world of Botanical Art. Catherine Watters will teach you to observe, measure and draw plants in great detail and with botanical accuracy. Students will work with graphite, colored pencil and watercolors. All levels are welcome.

$190, $175 members

  Register online or by calling 510-664-7606

Spring at the Hall

Special Event | March 21 – June 7, 2019 every day | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

This spring, visit the Hall for interactive exhibits, special hands-on activities, intriguing Planetarium shows, and more!

Applied Math Seminar: Integral equation modeling for anomalous diffusion and nonlocal mechanics

Seminar | May 10 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Max Gunzburger, Florida State University

 Department of Mathematics

We use the canonical examples of fractional Laplacian and peridynamics equations to discuss their use as models for nonlocal diffusion and mechanics, respectively, via integral equations with singular kernels. We then proceed to discuss theories for the analysis and numerical analysis of the models considered, relying on a nonlocal vector calculus to define weak formulations in function space...   More >

Dancing for Fun and Fitness (BEUHS605)

Workshop | May 10 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 251 Hearst Gymnasium

 Nadia Qabazard

 Be Well at Work - Wellness

Fit some fun and fitness into your day with these free, beginner dance classes. Zumba will be 9/7, Salsa will be 10/19, Hula / Polynesian will be11/2, and Zumba / Salsa will be 12/7. No partner required. Comfortable clothing and athletic shoes recommended.

  Register online

SLAM: Leading and Negotiating Effectively

Workshop | May 10 | 12:30-5:30 p.m. | 177 Stanley Hall

 QB3 - California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences

When you register, you will have the opportunity to indicate specific...   More >

Dissertation Talk: Expert-Level Detection of Acute Intracranial Hemorrhage on Head Computed Tomography using Deep Learning

Presentation | May 10 | 1-2 p.m. |  Sutardja Dai Hall

 WEICHENG KUO

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Head CT is the workhorse medical imaging modality used worldwide to diagnose neurologic emergencies. We demonstrated state-of-the-art exam-level classification performance, comparable to that of U.S. board-certified radiologists, in addition to robust localization of abnormalities, both of which are important to this application.

Dissertation Talk: Towards Automatic Machine Learning Pipeline Design

Presentation | May 10 | 1-2 p.m. | 380 Soda Hall

 Mitar Milutinovic

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

In the talk we will present our work in designing components for an AutoML solution.

Solid State Technology and Devices Seminar: High-Q chalcogenide device platform without direct etching process for non-linear and mid-IR Applications

Seminar | May 10 | 1-2 p.m. | Cory Hall, The Hogan Room, 521

 Sangyoon Han, Postdoc, KAIST, Korea

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

In this talk, I will show our new device platform that defines chalcogenide devices without direct etching process. Using our platform, we have demonstrated chalcogenide resonators with record high (for on-chip chalcogenide devices) Q-factor (1.2 x 10^7) and Brillouin lasers with record low (for on-chip chalcogenide devices) threshold power (2.5mW).

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

Dissertation Talk: Solving Hard Computational Problems using Oscillator Networks

Seminar | May 10 | 3-4 p.m. | Cory Hall, 540A/B

 Tianshi Wang, UC Berkeley

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Over the last few years, there has been considerable interest in Ising machines, ie, analog hardware for solving difficult (NP hard/complete) computational problems effectively. We present a new way to make Ising machines using networks of coupled self-sustaining nonlinear oscillators. Our scheme is theoretically rooted in a novel result that connects the phase dynamics of coupled oscillator...   More >

Composition Colloquium: Nathaniel Stookey

Colloquium | May 10 | 3 p.m. | 250 Morrison Hall

 Department of Music

First commissioned by the San Francisco Symphony at age 17, Nathaniel Stookey has collaborated with many of the world's great orchestras including The Philadelphia Orchestra, The Cleveland Orchestra, The Chicago Symphony Orchestra, The Los Angeles Philharmonic, The National Symphony, The Toronto Symphony, The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, and The Hallé Orchestra, where he was...   More >

Solving Hard Computational Problems using Oscillator Networks: PhD Dissertation Talk

Seminar | May 10 | 3-4 p.m. | 540 Cory Hall

 Tianshi Wang, Graduate Student, EECS Department, UC Berkeley

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

I will show that the phase dynamics of sub-harmonically injection locked coupled oscillator systems are governed by a Lyapunov function that continuizes the Ising Hamiltonian.
This result is used to devise a new Ising machine scheme that can use oscillators from many different physical domains.
A demonstration of a prototype CMOS oscillator-based Ising machine of 240 spins will follow the talk.

Changing Production and Distribution Systems for Mass-Market Cultural Materials and Implications for Stewardship: The Case of Video Materials

Seminar | May 10 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 107 South Hall

 Clifford Lynch

 Information, School of

The way in which video (including âfilmâ) materials are produced and the pathways by which they are distributed have changed radically from the days of VHS or even DVD. This has broad implications for our cultural memory institutions and also for efforts to attempt to even understand patterns of availability of material for libraries, or the stewardship status of materials. Iâll present what I...   More >

Dissertation Talk: Efficient Sampling of SAT and SMT Solutions for Testing and Verification

Seminar | May 10 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 373 Soda Hall

 Rafael Dutra

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

The problem of generating a large number of diverse solutions to a logical constraint has important applications in testing, verification, and synthesis for both software and hardware. The solutions generated could be used as inputs that exercise some target functionality in a program or as random stimuli to a hardware module. The sampling of solutions can be combined with techniques such as fuzz...   More >

Student Hosted Colloquium in Inorganic Chemistry: Using N,O to get to Yes. Catalytic Amination of Alkenes for Small Molecule and Polymer Synthesis

Seminar | May 10 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Laurel Schafer, Department of Chemistry, University of British Columbia Vancouver

 College of Chemistry

N,O-Chelated ureate complexes of early transition metals can be used to catalytically add amines and N-heterocycles to both terminal and internal alkenes by hydroaminoalkylation. This alkene hydrofunctionalization reaction results in the generation of Csp3-Csp3 bonds in an atom-economic fashion and offers alternative disconnection strategies for the assembly of - and β-substituted...   More >

Berkeley MEng Presents: Capstone Showcase 2019

Special Event | May 10 | 5-7 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Pauley Ballroom

 Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership

With 10 tracks and 85 Capstone teams, see where the future of engineering is headed by uncovering the projects created in collaboration between UC Berkeley faculty, industry partners, and Master of Engineering student leaders. Food and drinks will be provided.

FREE

  Register online

Dear Son

Film - Feature | May 10 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Center for African Studies

In this powerful domestic drama, coproduced by the Dardenne brothers, an elderly Tunisian dock worker (Mohamed Dhrif) prepares to retire, while his son, Sami, studies for his college entrance exam and his wife splits her time between home and out-of-town relatives. Theirs is a reserved life, shut off from much of the outside world. But Sami begins having migraines, and later goes missing, leaving...   More >

Baseball vs. Stanford

Sport - Intercollegiate - Baseball/Softball | May 10 | 7 p.m. |  Evans Field

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Baseball hosts Stanford at Evans Diamond.

University Symphony Orchestra

Performing Arts - Music | May 10 | 8 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

David Milnes, music director
Mahler - Symphony No. 6
Wagner - Prelude and Liebestod from "Tristan und Isolde"



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 the campus community with the opportunity to expand their...   More >

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

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Exhibits and Ongoing Events

Fiat Yuks: Cal Student Humor, Then and Now

Exhibit - Artifacts | October 13, 2017 – May 30, 2019 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | Bancroft Library, Rowell Cases, near Heyns Reading Room, 2nd floor corridor between The Bancroft Library and Doe

 Bancroft Library

Let there be laughter! This exhibition features Cal students’ cartoons, jokes, and satire from throughout the years, selected from their humor magazines and other publications.

Boundless: Contemporary Tibetan Artists at Home and Abroad

Exhibit - Painting | October 3, 2018 – May 26, 2019 every day |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Featuring works by internationally renowned contemporary Tibetan artists alongside rare historical pieces, this exhibition highlights the ways these artists explore the infinite possibilities of visual forms to reflect their transcultural, multilingual, and translocal lives. Though living and working in different geographical areas—Lhasa, Dharamsala, Kathmandu, New York, and the Bay Area—the...   More >

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 >

Well Played! The Math and Science of Improving Your Game

Exhibit - Multimedia | November 17, 2018 – May 18, 2019 every day |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

You don't have to be a pro to know that math and science can help improve your game. In our exhibit, Well Played!, you can experiment with force, angles, and trajectory to get the highest scores you can with classic arcade games such as Skeeball, Pinball, and Basketball.

Want to improve your score? Try our interactive exhibits on the math and science behind force and trajectory, and then head...   More >

The Book as Place: Visions of the Built Environment

Exhibit - Artifacts | January 28 – May 17, 2019 every day | Wurster Hall, Environmental Design Library, 210 Wurster Hall

 Library

This exhibition of artists' books centers on ideas about the built environment and has been curated by Berkeley-based book artist Julie Chen for UC Berkeley’s Environmental Design Library. Featuring works by 25 artists including Robbin Ami Silverberg, Clifton Meador, Inge Bruggeman, Karen Kunc, Sarah Bryant and Barbara Tetenbaum, the exhibition explores the built environment through text, image,...   More >

The Book as Place: Visions of the Built Environment

Exhibit - Artifacts | January 15 – May 17, 2019 every day | 210 Wurster Hall

 Environmental Design, College of

This exhibition of artists books centers on ideas about the built environment, curated by Berkeley-based book artist Julie Chen for CEDs Environmental Design Library.

On View at Jacobs Hall: Fabien Cappello: Sillas Callejeras/Street Chairs

Exhibit - Photography | March 21 – May 19, 2019 every day |  Jacobs Hall

 Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation

Fabien Cappello’s SILLAS CALLEJERAS (STREET CHAIRS, 2018) offers lessons in design and ingenuity from Mexico City. The photographic series depicts a collection of chairs assembled from everyday contexts across the sprawling metropolis — market stalls, shops, street stands, and elsewhere. Cappello casts an anthropological eye on artifacts that reflect a city where artisanal manufacture...   More >

Fabien Cappello, Sillas Callejeras/Street Chairs, 2018. Courtesy the designer.

Illustrating México one page at a time-Print Art of José Guadalupe Posada.

Exhibit - Multimedia | February 8 – June 30, 2019 every day | Moffitt Undergraduate Library, 2nd floor

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 Library

In the pantheon of the late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century artists who represent Mexico and Mexican art, the artwork of José Guadalupe Posada stands out as a bright constellation that continues to shine a light on important stories through woodcuts, imprints, and engravings. This exhibition was created using the books from the collections of the Doe Library. The exhibition is envisioned...   More >

Aaron Marcus: Early Works

Exhibit - Multimedia | February 6 – June 30, 2019 every day |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Educated in physics, mathematics, and philosophy at Princeton University and trained in graphic design at Yale, Berkeley-based Aaron Marcus explores new possibilities for expression. He created his first “computer-assisted poem-drawings” in the spring of 1972, when he served as a research associate at Yale University’s School of Art and Architecture. Using standard typographical symbols, Marcus...   More >

Whose University?: The 50th Anniversary of the UC Berkeley Third World Liberation Front Strike

Exhibit - Artifacts | May 1 – August 31, 2019 every day | Doe Library, Bernice Layne Brown Gallery

 Library, Ethnic Studies, Department of, Ethnic Studies Library, TWLF 50th Planning Committee, Media Resources Center

In 1969, one of the longest student-led strikes in UC Berkeley history gave birth to a movement that has lasted for five decades. The strike was organized by the Third World Liberation Front (TWLF), a coalition of African American, Asian American, Chicanx, and Native American student organizations. Inspired by liberation movements at home and abroad and the 1968 San Francisco State College TWLF...   More >

 This location is wheelchair accessible.

Pièces de Résistance: Echoes of Judaea Capta From Ancient Coins to Modern Art

Exhibit - Multimedia | January 29 – June 28, 2019 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

This exhibition will be continuing in Spring 2019.

Notions of resistance, alongside fears and realities of oppression, resound throughout Jewish history. As a minority, Jews express their political aspirations, ideals of heroism, and yearnings of retaliation and redemption in their rituals, art, and everyday life.

Centering on coins in The Magnes Collection, this exhibition explores how...   More >

Project “Holy Land”: Yaakov Benor-Kalter’s Photographs of British Mandate Palestine, 1923-1940

Exhibit - Photography | January 29 – June 28, 2019 every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 11 a.m.-4:05 p.m. |  Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)

 Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

For nearly two decades, Yaakov (Jacob) Benor-Kalter (1897-1969) traversed the Old City of Jerusalem, documenting renowned historical monuments, ambiguous subjects in familiar alleyways, and scores of “new Jews” building a new homeland. Benor-Kalter’s photographs smoothly oscillate between two worlds, and two Holy Lands, with one lens.

After immigrating from Poland to the British Mandate of...   More >

The Worlds of Arthur Szyk: The Taube Family Arthur Szyk Collection

Exhibit - Painting | January 29 – June 28, 2019 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

Auditorium installation of high-resolution images of select collection items.

Acquired by The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life in 2017 thanks to an unprecedented gift from Taube Philanthropies, the most significant collection of works by Arthur Szyk (Łódź, Poland, 1894 – New Canaan, Connecticut, 1951) is now available to the world in a public institution for the first time as...   More >

Memory Objects: Judaica Collections, Global Migrations

Exhibit - Artifacts | February 26 – June 28, 2019 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 First World War (1914-1918) uprooted millions across Europe, and beyond. Many Jews left Eastern and Southern Europe, bringing with them prized personal and communal belongings. In an attempt to rescue precious heritage from imminent destruction, these “memory objects” often ended up with museums, collectors, and art dealers in the West.

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 >

Permanent Accusation: Art for Human Rights

Exhibit - Painting | April 10 – June 30, 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

Fifteen years ago this April, photographs taken inside the Iraqi prison at Abu Ghraib became public in what amounted to a shocking disclosure of torture perpetrated by United States military intelligence officers against Iraqi detainees. They pictured prisoners stripped naked, hooded, and threatened by dogs, their dehumanization made more ghastly by American guards appearing casually next to...   More >

Looking: The Art of Frederick Hammersley

Exhibit - Multimedia | April 10 – June 23, 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

Born in Salt Lake City in 1919, Frederick Hammersley moved to the Bay Area at a young age and first studied art in San Francisco. Stationed in Paris during World War II, he took the opportunity to meet Pablo Picasso and Constantin Brancusi, as well as study at the École des Beaux Arts. Upon returning to the United States, Hammersley enrolled in the Chouinard Art Institute (which became the...   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 >