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Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Free Books! African American Studies Reading Room

Special Event | February 6 – 29, 2020 every day | 675 Barrows Hall

 Department of African American Studies

In honor of Black History Month the African American Studies Department invites you to drop by and adopt free books from our Reading Room.

Application of Machine Learning Techniques to Aviation Operations: NASA Case Studies

Lecture | February 26 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Banavar Sridhar, University Space Research Association (USRA) at NASA Ames Research Center, Moffett Field, CA

 Institute of Transportation Studies

Abstract: There is an increasing interest in applying methods based on Machine Learning Techniques (MLT) to problems in aviation operations. The current interest is based on developments in Cloud Computing, the availability of open software and the success of MLT in automation, consumer behavior and finance involving large database. Historically aviation operations have been analyzed using...   More >

NASA Berkeley Aviation Data Science Seminar

Lecture | January 22 – May 6, 2020 every Wednesday with exceptions | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Berkeley Institute for Data Science, UAM@Berkeley, Berkeley Institute of Transportation Studies

Find out more on the BIDS website: https://bids.berkeley.edu/events.

Adam Anderson--Three Centuries of Comparative Demographic Analysis of Ancient Social Networks: A Demography Brown Bag Talk

Colloquium | February 26 | 12-1 p.m. | 2232 Piedmont, Seminar Room

 Adam Anderson, Postdoctoral Fellow & Lecturer, Digital Humanities, UC Berkeley

 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.

Et tu: Truth-telling Between Women

Lecture | February 26 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Jennifer Doyle, Professor, Department of English, UC Riverside

 Department of Gender and Women's Studies

In this talk, centered on truth-telling between women in Elena Ferrante's Neapolitan novels, I take up alethurgy's shadows — those zones marked by the systems which reproduce power and authority as hidden, inexpressible and forgotten.

Plant and Microbial Biology Seminar: "The function and evolution of phased, secondary siRNAs in plant reproduction"

Seminar | February 26 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall

 Blake Meyers, Principle Investigator, Donald Danforth Plant Science Center and University of Missouri

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

Blake's work focuses on genome-scale studies of RNA and components of RNA silencing pathways, emphasizing plant reproductive biology and the evolution of plant small RNAs. Blake has been involved with next-generation DNA sequencing since its earliest days, and he has developed a number of applications of this technology, including computational methods, that have had a deep impact on plant genomics.

Blake Meyers

Townsend Center Book Chat with Beth Piatote: The Beadworkers: Stories

Lecture | February 26 | 12-1 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens

 Townsend Center for the Humanities

Beth Piatote’s debut short story collection is a reflection on modern Native American life.

Ancient Hunter-Gatherer Sea-Faring Explorers of Cyprus: Traversing Land and Sea during the Epipalaeolithic

Lecture | February 26 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Lisa Maher, Department of Anthropology, UC Berkeley

 Archaeological Research Facility

The Mediterranean island of Cyprus was once thought to be peripheral to regional cultural developments during prehistory. It is now at the forefront of research on Late Epipalaeolithic hunter-gatherer and Early Neolithic movements and colonization, as well as their associated technological innovations and impacts on shaping newly settled landscapes.

Noon Concert Series: Chamber Music Ensembles

Performing Arts - Music | February 26 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

New and Old Works

Since 1953 the Noon Concert Series has featured a variety of performance from Music students, faculty, and guest musicians.

11:55 - Doors Open
12:15 - Start

FREE admission

CITRIS Research Exchange - Jen Schradie

Seminar | February 26 | 12-1 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium

 CITRIS and the Banatao Institute

The Revolution That Wasn’t: How Digital Activism Favors Conservatives

About the Talk:

The internet has been hailed as a leveling force that is reshaping activism. From the Arab Spring and Occupy Wall Street to Black Lives Matter and #MeToo, digital activism seemed cheap, fast, and open to all. Now this celebratory narrative finds itself competing with an increasingly sinister story as...   More >

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Professional Program in Graphic Design Online Information Session

Information Session | February 26 | 12-12:30 p.m. |  Online

 UC Berkeley Extension

UC Berkeley Extension's Professional Program in Graphic Design offers a study of design principles and an appreciation of historical and current trends. Find out how you can learn from industry professionals to build a portfolio and advance in the field.

  Register online

UC Berkeley Geosystems Group Wednesday Lecture Series: Investigation in Progress: Centennial Bridge

Lecture | February 26 | 12:10-1 p.m. | Davis Hall, 406 Davis Hall

 Wayne Magnusen, A3GEO

 UC Berkeley Geoengineering Society

Centennial Drive passes over Lawrence Road at a skew angle on a bridge flanked by two massive approach fills. Centennial Bridge began to exhibit signs of significant distress shortly after it was built (c. 1963) prompting a series of remedial measures intended to save the bridge and prevent collapse. During the winter of 1982-1983, one of the heaviest rainfall seasons on record, the eastern...   More >

Workshop on Getting Approval for Human Subjects Research--led by OPHS staff

Workshop | February 26 | 1-3 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Leah Carroll, Program Manager, Haas Scholars Program

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Staff from the Office of the Protection of Human Subjects and the Office of Undergraduate Research will present on how undergraduates should prepare a proposal (protocol) to receive approval for human subjects related research projects.

Topology Seminar (Introductory Talk): Background Material

Seminar | February 26 | 2:10-3 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Matthew Hedden, Michigan State University

 Department of Mathematics

I'll discuss classical results and topological constructions motivating and underlying the main talk. This talk will be aimed at graduate students who have fairly little background in low-dimensional topology.

Bay Area Microlocal Analysis Seminar: Landis conjecture in dimension two

Seminar | February 26 | 3-4 p.m. | Stanford University, Room 383N

 Eugenia Malinnikova, Stanford University

 Department of Mathematics

Abstract: In 1960’s Landis conjectured that a nontrivial solution to a time-independent Schr ̈odinger equation with bounded potential cannot decay faster than exponentially. In 1992 the conjecture was disproved by Meshkov, who constructed a counter example and found the optimal rate of decay for complex valued solutions. The conjecture is still open for the case of real valued potentials. We...   More >

OPT Doc Check Workshop

Workshop | February 26 | 3-4 p.m. | 255 Dwinelle Hall | Note change in location

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Attend an interactive one hour workshop to review your OPT application with an international student adviser! This is a group workshop that allows you to follow along as a BIO adviser leads you through the application step by step.

During this workshop, you will go over the required documents, how to fill out forms, and most common mistakes in the application. Please bring ALL required...   More >

Bay Area Microlocal Analysis Seminar: Fredholm theory for the Laplacian near zero energy on asymptotically conic spaces

Seminar | February 26 | 3-4 p.m. | Stanford University, Room 380C

 András Vasy, Stanford University

 Department of Mathematics

Abstract: In this talk I will discuss and compare two approaches via Fredholm theory to resolvent estimates for the Laplacian of asymptotically conic spaces (such as appropriate metric perturbations of Euclidean space), including in the zero spectral parameter limit.

The Radical Inductiveness of Machine Learning

Lecture | February 26 | 3-4 p.m. | 190B Doe Library

 Laura K. Nelson, Northeastern University

 Berkeley Institute for Data Science

Full details available on the BIDS website:
https://bids.berkeley.edu/events/radical-inductiveness-machine-learning

BLISS Seminar: Blockchains, branching random walks and the number e

Seminar | February 26 | 3-4 p.m. | 400 Cory Hall

 David Tse, Stanford

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Abstract:
Blockchains are probabilistic consensus protocols. A key performance measure of a blockchain is its security threshold: this is the maximum tolerable fraction of the total network resources an adversary can have such that the protocol is guaranteed to reach consensus with high probability regardless of the adversary's attack strategy. Many blockchains exhibit critical behavior around...   More >

La strada

Film - Feature | February 26 | 3:10 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

It’s hard to think of La strada apart from its reputation as a Humanist Classic, what Vincent Canby called “a fable of spiritual redemption,” in which Giulietta Masina’s clownish soul Gelsomina is victimized by Anthony Quinn’s brutish Zampanò and they call it a traveling sideshow. But that’s a good reason to see it again. Behind Masina’s tragicomic masquerade are some of the most chillingly...   More >

Probability Seminar: Lipschitz Minorants of Lévy Processes

Seminar | February 26 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 330 Evans Hall

 Mehdi Ouaki, U.C. Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Abstract :The $\alpha$-Lipschitz minorant of a function is the greatest $\alpha$-Lipschitz function dominated pointwise by the function, should such a function exist. We will discuss this construction when the function is a sample path of a (2-sided) Lévy process. The contact set is the random set of times when the sample path touches the minorant. This is a stationary, regenerative set. We will...   More >

Lipschitz Minorants of Lévy Processes

Seminar | February 26 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 330 Evans Hall

 Mehdi Ouaki, U.C. Berkeley

 Department of Statistics

The \alpha-Lipschitz minorant of a function is the greatest \alpha-Lipschitz function dominated pointwise by the function, should such a function exist. We will discuss this construction when the function is a sample path of a (2-sided) Lévy process. The contact set is the random set of times when the sample path touches the minorant. This is a stationary, regenerative set. We will provide a...   More >

Understanding High Voltage Reactivity in Transition Metal Oxide Li-ion Battery Cathode Materials/Evaluating the interactions between carbon nanotube neurosensors and their biological environments

Colloquium | February 26 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall

 Joe Papp, Ph.D. student in the McCloskey Group; Darwin Yang, Ph. D. student in the Landry Group

 College of Chemistry

Li-ion batteries are the dominant technology for rechargeable energy storage given their optimal combination of energy density, lifetime, safety, and cost compared to other battery chemistries /Single-walled carbon nanotubes (SWCNTs) non-covalently modified with DNA have been widely implemented as probes for near-infrared molecular sensing and imaging in biological systems

Contextualizing Coronavirus: Scientific, Political, Societal and Economic Impacts of the 2019 Novel Coronavirus

Panel Discussion | February 26 | 4-6 p.m. |  Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center

 Fenyong Liu, Professor of Infectious Diseases, UC Berkeley Public Health; Yan Long, Assistant Professor of Sociology, UC Berkeley; Gerard Roland, E. Morris Cox Professor of Economics and Professor of Political Science, UC Berkeley; John K. Yasuda, Assistant Professor of Chinese Politics, Indiana University, Bloomington; Vinod (Vinnie) Aggarwal, Travers Family Senior Faculty Fellow and Professor of Political Science, UC Berkeley; Sean Randolph, Senior Director, Bay Area Council Economic Institute

 Kevin O'Brien, Walter and Elise Haas Professor of Asian Studies; Alann P. Bedford Professor of Asian Studies; Professor of Political Science; & Director of the Institute of East Asian Studies, UC Berkeley

 Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Center for Chinese Studies (CCS), Berkeley International Group, Institute of International Studies, Public Health, School of

Coronaviruses are a family of viruses that cause illnesses ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases such as Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS) and Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS). A novel coronavirus (nCoV) appeared in Wuhan, China in early December 2019 and has quickly spread across the globe, leading to the closure of borders, the lockdown of Chinese cities, fears...   More >

Joint Wireless Communication and Sensing in mmWave and Terahertz Spectrum

Seminar | February 26 | 4-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, HP Auditorium (306)

 Yasaman Ghasempour, Ph.D. Candidate, Rice University

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Millimeter-wave and terahertz bands are emerging as the most promising spectrum to meet the data-rate and latency demands of future wireless applications, including virtual reality and autonomous cars. My research builds a foundation for joint communication and sensing in such high-frequency regimes.

ERG Colloquium: Sameer Shah: A drought-free Maharashtra? Politicizing the inequitable and unsustainable outcomes of state-sponsored livelihood adaptation for rain-dependent agriculture

Colloquium | February 26 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 126 Barrows Hall

 Sameer Shah, University of British Columbia

 Energy and Resources Group

Following the worst drought in 40-years (2012), the western Indian state of Maharashtra launched a flagship drought-relief program intended to make 20,000 villages “drought-free” by 2019. The program – promoting the capture and conservation of “green” (soil
moisture) and “blue water” (runoff) to reduce the risks of crop failure in drought-prone villages – mirrored an integrative land and...   More >

CEE Leadership Seminar Series - Leadership in Civil/Structural Engineering Careers

Lecture | February 26 | 4-5 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium

 Jim Malley, Degenkolb Engineers

 Computers & Structures, Inc.

Where can your CEE take you? Hear from alumnus Jim Malley as he reflects on pivotal moments in his career and best practices for new graduates!

Careers in Civil/Structural Engineering offer many opportunities for leadership roles. They can range from very individual/personal leadership in the form of mentoring of younger engineers, to company-wide roles such as Project Manager, Principal,...   More >

 Priority will be given to CEE MS students, but all are welcome based on space availability.

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Jim Malley, Senior Principal and Group Director at Degenkolb Engineers

Applied Math Seminar: Probing strongly correlated systems: Towards a quantum computational advantage

Seminar | February 26 | 4-5 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Guang-Hao Low, Microsoft Research

 Department of Mathematics

The properties of strongly correlated systems are of great interest but have often been challenging to elucidate. Some of these difficulties may be overcome by programmable digital quantum computers, which harness the quantum-mechanical nature of reality to simulate quantum systems and promise an advantage over computers rooted in classical physics. In this talk, I review developments in quantum...   More >

Shining Path and the Emergence of the Human Rights Community in Peru, 1980-2003

Lecture | February 26 | 4 p.m. |  2334 Bowditch (Center for Latin American Studies)

 Center for Latin American Studies

The brutal guerrilla war initiated by the Shining Path and the Peruvian government's fierce response led to illegal mass detentions, disappearances, and massacres. Human rights groups emerged quickly to investigate, publicize, and adjudicate. This presentation examines the challenges they faced, both in the difficulty of tracking events in rural areas of the Andean highlands and the necessity of...   More >

Topology Seminar: Corks, Involutions, and Heegaard Floer homology

Seminar | February 26 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 3 Evans Hall

 Matthew Hedden, Michigan State University

 Department of Mathematics

I'll discuss recent work with Irving Dai and Abhishek Mallick in which we study involutions on homology spheres, up to a natural notion of cobordism. Using this notion, we define a 3-dimensional homology bordism group of diffeomorphisms which refines both the homology cobordism group and the bordism group of diffeomorphisms. The subgroup generated by involutions provides a new algebraic framework...   More >

Professor Hazel Carby, African American Studies at Yale University

Lecture | February 26 | 5-6:30 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Library

 Hazel Carby, Professor, African American Studies, Yale University

 Media Studies Program

The Media Studies Program presents:

The lecture is drawn from a section of Imperial Intimacies: A Tale of Two Islands, a history of the British Empire told through one woman’s search through her family’s story. The book is an intimate personal history and a sweeping summation of the violent entanglement of two islands charting the imperial interweaving of capital and bodies, public language...   More >

The Global Trump: Structural US Populism and Economic Conflicts with Europe and Asia

Lecture | February 26 | 5-6 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Paul Welfens, University of Wuppertal

 Institute of European Studies, Department of Economics

Trump’s victory in the 2016 presidential election was largely based on the rise of economic inequality in the United States and his populist message: This populism is likely to become a structural long run problem for the US. In 2018, Trump’s Council of Economic Advisors published a study in which the US was shown to have an economic lead vis-à-vis European countries of about 20%, but the...   More >

Game Night iMix

Social Event | February 26 | 5-7 p.m. | International House, Sproul Rooms

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Who's got game? Find out at BIO’s upcoming Game Night iMix! We'll have a wide variety of challenging, hilarious, and fun games to choose from, including board games, word games, and trivia — and prizes for the winners, of course! Come for the games, stay for the snacks, laughs, and new friends. It’s going to be all fun and games!

The Ancient Middle East in Nineteenth-Century Popular Culture: The Creation of Moral Geographies through World’s Fairs, Operas, Design, and Mummy Stories

Lecture | February 26 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Kevin McGeough, University of Lethbridge

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Near Eastern Studies, Archaeological Research Facility, Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

The emergence of European and North American archaeological explorations of the Middle East was coincident with an explosion of new Victorian media forms. The ancient Middle East was represented in many of these media forms - in periodicals, novels, panoramas, theatres, expositions, and even the rituals of secret societies. Thinking about the Middle East inspired authors like H. Rider Haggard and...   More >

Caminos de la Ciencia - La Biología de la Liberación

Presentation | February 26 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | César E. Chávez Branch, Oakland Public Library, Suite 271

 3301 East 12th Street, Oakland, CA 94601

 Ignacio Chapela, Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management

 Science@Cal

Esta presentación será en español

La Biología no es sólo una exploración de curiosidades naturales, ni tampoco sólo una herramienta para la manipulación de los seres vivos. No: en su más potente forma, la Biología es el portal por el cual podemos reflexionar sobre nuestra relación con el universo viviente, nada menos que la manera en que entendemos nuestro lugar como parte de ese universo....   More >

La Biología de la Liberación

Certificate Program in Accounting

Information Session | February 26 | 6-7:30 p.m. | 714 UC Berkeley Extension (SF Campus at 160 Spear St.)

 Heather Liston, Program Director, UC Berkeley Extension

 UC Berkeley Extension

Discover how this certificate can help you change careers into the accounting field, understand accounting concepts and techniques to better perform your current non-accounting work or prepare you to take the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Exam.

  Register online

Jane Street: CStimathon at UC Berkeley!

Information Session | February 26 | 6-7 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Jane Street will be hosting a CStimathon at UC Berkeley!

Register as an individual or team here by February 24th (https://tinyurl.com/cstimathonucb). Food will be provided. All majors welcome.

In teams, you'll attempt 13 problems in 30 minutes, challenging your trivial knowledge of computers, Cal, or anything at all. Be prepared to come up with the best set of confidence intervals! They...   More >

Toastmasters on Campus Club: Learn public speaking

Workshop | January 15 – December 16, 2020 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.

Find out more at toastmasters.org or just drop by one of our meetings to get started.

Toastmasters on Campus has earned Toastmasters' highest honor, the...   More >

LAEP Lecture Series: Thomas Rainer

Lecture | February 26 | 6:30-8 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

Wed, Feb 26, 6:30pm - Thomas Rainer is a landscape architect, teacher, and author living in Washington, D.C. Thomas is a leading voice in ecological landscape design and has designed landscapes for the U.S. Capitol grounds, the Martin Luther King, Jr. Mem

Psychoanalysis and the Invention of “Racism” - A talk with Christopher Chamberlin and Fernando Cadtrillon

Lecture | February 26 | 7-9 p.m. |  California Institute of Integral Studies (Lobby)

 Community Mental Health, Foundation of California Psychoanalysis

This talk explores how denunciations of the madness of racism shaped an understanding of white supremacy and the “afterlife of slavery,” and critiques how Freudian social theorists in the interwar United States later attempted to consolidate racism into a scientific object of investigation.

Christopher Chamberlin is the President’s Postdoctoral Fellow
in English at UC Berkeley. He received...   More >

News from Home

Film - Feature | February 26 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Describing the inspiration for News from Home, Chantal Akerman explained how, flying into New York City, she was struck by the contrast between the immensity of the city and the detailed intimacy of her mother’s letters sent from Belgium. Beautifully filmed by Babette Mangolte, New York, imposing and anonymous, serves as the visual counterpoint to Akerman’s reading of her mother’s words....   More >

Exhibits and Ongoing Events

The Languages of Berkeley: An Online Exhibition

Exhibit - Multimedia | September 1, 2019 – August 31, 2020 every day |  Free Speech Movement Cafe (Moffitt Library)

 Library, Berkeley Language Center

Celebrates the magnificent diversity of languages that advance research, teaching, and learning at the University of California, Berkeley. It is the point of embarkation for an exciting sequential exhibit that will build on one post per week, showcasing an array of digitized works in the original language chosen by those who work with these languages on a daily basis - librarians, professors,...   More >

Power and the People: The U.S. Census and Who Counts

Exhibit - Artifacts | September 16, 2019 – March 1, 2020 every day | Doe Library, Bernice Layne Brown Gallery

 Library

Since 1790, the U.S. Census has impacted many aspects of our lives. It determines congressional apportionment, decides which communities receive a slice of $500,000,000,000 in federal funds, and provides information essential to policy making. Census questions also reflect the beliefs, concerns and prejudices of their time, starting with the first census which mandated that enslaved people be...   More >

Power to the People

Brave Warriors and Fantastic Tales: The World According to Yoshitoshi

Exhibit - Painting | February 5 – May 31, 2020 every day |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

January 15–May 31, 2020
Among the last great ukiyo-e artists of Meiji Japan, Taiso Yoshitoshi (1839–1892) reigned supreme for his daring prints based on various tales and legends of ancient Japan and China. He made use of Western colors and inks for dramatic effect, yet stayed loyal to the woodblock print techniques that had guided past masters. In his short life, he created numerous series...   More >

Rosie Lee Tompkins: A Retrospective

Exhibit - Artifacts | February 19 – July 19, 2020 every day |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

February 19–July 19, 2020
Rosie Lee Tompkins (1936–2006) is widely considered one of the most brilliant and inventive quiltmakers of the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. Her reputation has grown to the point where her work is no longer considered solely within the context of quilting, but celebrated among the great American artistic achievements of our time. Rosie Lee Tompkins: A...   More >

Art for Human Rights: Peace Now!

Exhibit - Artifacts | February 26 – July 12, 2020 every day |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

In the spring of 1970, President Richard Nixon announced an expansion of the Vietnam War into eastern Cambodia. After fifteen years in Vietnam, the maneuver prompted outrage across an already divided United States. Nixon and other conservative politicians, tired of near-constant dissent, focused their energies on vocal university students who protested the war. Nixon called them “bums,” while...   More >

Photographs by Ken Light: American Stories

Exhibit - Photography | January 13 – May 15, 2020 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 220 Stephens

 Townsend Center for the Humanities

In an exhibition of selected works from the past five decades, documentary photographer Ken Light probes social and political issues in America.

 Viewing hours are Monday-Friday during the academic year. The exhibit is located in a space also used for events. Please call (510) 643-9670 or email townsendcenter@berkeley.edu for viewing times.

Object Lessons: The Egyptian Collections of the University of California, Berkeley

Exhibit - Artifacts | November 11, 2019 – May 22, 2020 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday with exceptions | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Bancroft Library, Gallery and Corridor

 Friends of The Bancroft Library, Bancroft Library, Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

Object Lessons brings together ancient and modern Egyptian artifacts from the Center for the Tebtunis Papyri and the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology in an exhibition in The Bancroft Library Gallery and Corridor. In the gallery, we invite you to explore how items from everyday life were created and discarded, excavated and conserved, from antiquity to the present day. The corridor...   More >

Cloth that Stretches: Weaving Community Across Time and Space

Exhibit - Artifacts | February 13 – June 21, 2020 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Hearst Museum of Anthropology

 Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

TEMPORARILY CLOSED - Textile makers around the world do more than create vibrant fabrics for innumerable uses. Their creations stretch in countless ways. They reach back in time—reviving old traditions—and forward in time, bringing countless innovations, and fusing cultural traditions. Cloth objects may reflect painful histories and the oppression of colonialism...   More >

Guided Tours: Rosie Lee Tompkins

Exhibit - Artifacts | February 26 | 12:15 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Join a guided tour to discover the vibrant and innovative work of quilt artist Rosie Lee Tompkins.