<< Week of January 25 >>

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Winter at the Hall

Special Event | December 21, 2018 – March 20, 2019 every day |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

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

Paris/Berkeley/Bonn/Zürich Analysis Seminar: Ergodicity for stochastic dispersive equations

Seminar | January 24 | 9:10-10 a.m. | 238 Sutardja Dai Hall

 Leonardo Tolomeo, University of Edinburgh

 Department of Mathematics

In this talk, we study the long time behaviour of some stochastic partial differential equations (SPDEs). After introducing the notions of ergodicity, unique ergodicity and convergence to equilibrium, we will discuss how these have been proven for a very large class of parabolic SPDEs.

We will then shift our attention to dispersive SPDEs, where the general strategy for the parabolic case fails....   More >

Optics-free spatio-genetic imaging with DNA microscopy

Seminar | January 24 | 10-11 a.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Joshua Weinstein, Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard

 Bioengineering (BioE)

Complex cell populations, from the brain to the
adaptive immune system, rely on diverse gene variants, somatic
mutations, and expression patterns for some of their most essential
functions. This genetic heterogeneity not only endows intrinsic
properties to individual cells, but it also often operates at the
level of inter-cellular interactions. Technologies that jointly
resolve both gene...   More >

SOLD OUT: Introduction to Botanical Art Class with Catherine Watters

Workshop | January 24 – 25, 2019 every day | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

This two-day class will 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

 SOLD OUT.

Complimentary Tickets to Kronos Quartet's SchoolTime concert on Thu, Jan 24 at 11am Zellerbach Hall and pre-show reception

Performing Arts - Music | January 24 | 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Kronos Quartet SchoolTime performance, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

Having reinvented the string quartet over years of bold musical adventures, Kronos is keying up the next generation of musical innovators with Fifty for the Future, an ambitious program that commissions new music from a diverse group of international composers. Joining Kronos on stage for this performance are chamber ensembles from The Crowden School and Oakland School for the Arts.

 Check in with staff member outside box office. Children must be accompanied by an adult. No food or drink in the theater.

  RSVP online or or by emailing Rica Anderson at eduprograms@calperformances.org by January 24.

Econ 235, Financial Economics Seminar: No Seminar

Seminar | January 24 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | C330 Haas School of Business

 Department of Economics

Joint with Haas Finance Seminar

Creativity: A New Approach -- Series Introduction by Stan Lai

Lecture | January 24 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Osher Theater

 Stan Lai

 Arts + Design

Join us for the opening lecture of the spring 2019 A+D Thursdays Lecture Series, which is shaped around three key words: Creativity, Migration and Transformation. Stan Lai, co-curator of the series, is one of the most acclaimed playwrights/directors in Asia, known not only for creating some of the most memorable works for the contemporary Chinese stage, but also for creating bold new genres and...   More >

Creativity: A New Approach with Stan Lai

Lecture | January 24 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Osher Theater

 Stan Lai

 Arts + Design

Join us for the opening lecture of the spring 2019 A+D Thursdays Lecture Series, which is shaped around three key words: Creativity, Migration and Transformation. Stan Lai, co-curator of the series, is one of the most acclaimed playwrights/directors in Asia, known not only for creating some of the most memorable works for the contemporary Chinese stage, but also for creating bold new genres and...   More >

stan lai

CSHE Talks: Michael Feuer on Philanthropy, Science, and Education: The Gift that Keeps on Taking?

Seminar | January 24 | 12-1 p.m. | 768 Evans Hall

 Center for Studies in Higher Education

Michael Feuer is Dean of the Graduate School of Education and Human Development and Professor of Education Policy at The George Washington University, and immediate past President of the National Academy of Education. In the fall of 2014, President Obama appointed Dean Feuer as a Member of the Board of Directors of the National Board for Education Sciences. Prior to his joining GWU, for the...   More >

SURF Summer Research Scholarships Info Session

Information Session | January 24 | 12-1 p.m. | 120 Durant Hall

 Sean Burns, Director, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

 Office of Undergraduate Research

OURS Staff will discuss eligibility criteria for SURF programs, benefits of the fellowship and tips for a successful application

Berkeley Innovative Solutions Consulting Info Session

Information Session | January 24 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | Haas School of Business, N340/ N344

 Berkeley-Haas Center for Responsible Business

The BIS Consulting program works to link company projects with teams of interdisciplinary graduate students from the UC Berkeley campus. The program is dedicated to working with clients to address strategic opportunities or challenges relating to the energy and resource industry, and since 2018, we’re proud to expand our offerings to include corporate sustainability and sustainable investing, in...   More >

IB Seminar: Evolution and coevolution in ecological networks

Seminar | January 24 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Paulo Guimarães, Universidade de São Paulo, Brasil

 Department of Integrative Biology

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

Ajay Verghese | Secularization with Hindu Characteristics

Lecture | January 24 | 2-3:30 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Ajay Verghese, Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Riverside

 Jennifer Bussell, Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science and the Goldman School of Public Policy at the University of California, Berkeley.

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies, Department of Political Science

A talk by political scientist, Dr. Ajay Verghese on secularization in India.

Getting Your Bearings: Doe and Moffitt Libraries Tour

Tour/Open House | January 24 | 2-3 p.m. | Doe Library, Tour starts at the north entrance

 Library

Join other students and get your bearings with a 3-in-one tour of the Doe Memorial Library, Moffitt Undergraduate Library, and the Main Stacks. See these central libraries and learn about the student services they provide.

Getting Your Bearings Library Tour

SERC Housewarming: New Environmental Space!

Social Event | January 24 | 2-4 p.m. |  UC Berkeley Campus

 Student Environmental Resource Center

Join the Student Environmental Resource Center in celebrating our new home in MLK! Our new space in bNorth will serve as a gathering space for the environmental community and future sustainability-related events.

More details to come.

Neuroscience Student Seminar: "Characterizing neural circuits during virtual navigation and decision-making"

Seminar | January 24 | 4-5 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building | Note change in time

 David Tank, Princeton University

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

How to Email a Professor to Get a Positive Response: Workshop

Workshop | January 24 | 4-5 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Leah Carroll, Haas Scholars Program Manager/Advisor, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Do you need to email a professor you've never met before to ask for their help, but you don't know where to start? Have you ever written a long email to a professor, only to receive no response, or not the one you hoped? If so, this workshop is for you! We will discuss how to present yourself professionally over email to faculty and other professionals ...   More >

TDPS Speaker Series | Directing and Patriarchy: Towards Theater of Empowerment

Lecture | January 24 | 4-5 p.m. | 44B Dwinelle Hall

 Éva Patkó, Theater Director, University Teacher, and Visiting Fulbright Scholar, University of Arts Târgu-Mureș, Romania

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

Coming from an Eastern European theater tradition, Éva Patkó will present possible shifts from the Theater of Power towards the Theater of Empowerment.

New Volunteer Information Session

Information Session | January 24 | 4-5 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Perry Hall

 Botanical Garden

Join us for an information session about the volunteer programs at UCBG. Find out what the opportunities are, fulfill the required safety training, and learn how to get started.

In addition to registering, please email the Volunteer & Tour Coordinator at perry[at]berkeley.edu.

  Register online

Thematic Seminar: The tautological ring of the moduli space of curves

Seminar | January 24 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall | Canceled

 Aaron Pixton, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 Department of Mathematics

Let $M_g$ be the moduli space of smooth curves of genus $g$. The tautological ring is a subring of the cohomology of $M_g$ that was introduced by Mumford in the 1980s in analogy with the cohomology of Grassmannians. Work of Faber and Faber-Zagier in the 1990s led to two competing conjectural descriptions of the structure of the tautological ring. After reviewing these conjectures, I will discuss...   More >

Is the Śaiva Source of the Buddhist Herukābhidhāna's Treatment of Initiation pre-Tantric?

Lecture | January 24 | 5-7 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Alexis Sanderson, University of Oxford

 Center for Buddhist Studies

In his work, Alexis Sanderson has maintained that the treatment of the topic of initiation found in the Buddhist Tantra Herukābhidhāna, also known as the Laghvabhidhāna or Laghuśaṃvara, has been adopted with some light editing from a Śaiva source. In this lecture he puts forward the hypothesis that this source, though surviving within a Tantric Śaiva work,...   More >

Certificate Program in Student Affairs and Higher-Education Administration

Information Session | January 24 | 5:30-7 p.m. | 208 UC Berkeley Extension (Golden Bear Center)

 Sigrid Mueller, Program Director, Education, UC Berkeley Extension

 UC Berkeley Extension

Learn how you can start or advance a career in student affairs and higher-education administration. Hear about how our certificate can help you work with student diversity, foster leadership and grow your understanding of the higher-education landscape.

  Register online

Cal vs. Colorado Hoops Party

Special Event | January 24 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. |  Alumni House

 Cal Alumni Association

Join fellow Cal basketball fans at Alumni House before your Golden Bears take on the University of Colorado - Boulder. This Hoops Party includes delicious food and drink, a pre-game coach's chalk talk, and a performance by the Cal Band and the Cal Spirit Groups.

  Buy tickets online

Impact Investing – Creating Strong Returns While Bettering the World

Panel Discussion | January 24 | 6-8 p.m. | First Republic Bank, Conference Room 3D

 111 Pine Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

 Haas School of Business, Center for Responsible Business

Haas alumni experts in the impact investing space will explore impact investing, corporate sustainability, and investment strategies that capture attractive returns while doing good.

Book Talk | Crafting Stories for Virtual Reality

Panel Discussion | January 24 | 6-7:30 p.m. | North Gate Hall, Logan Multimedia Center (Room 142)

 Graduate School of Journalism

Melissa Bosworth and Lakshmi Sarah will be discussing their new book, “Crafting Stories for Virtual Reality.”

We are witnessing a revolution in storytelling. Publications all over the world are increasingly using immersive storytelling—virtual reality, augmented reality and mixed reality—to tell compelling stories.

The aim of this book is to distill the lessons learned thus far into a...   More >

  RSVP online

Metropolis

Film - Feature | January 24 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Lang’s futuristic superproduction is an anxiety dream of urban dystopia expressed as science fiction. Set in the year 2026, Metropolis envisions a repressive techno-oligarchy in which soaring Art Deco towers and overhead freeways mock an underclass of techno slaves ruled by a “supertrustee” (Alfred Abel), who lives with his collaborators in the paradisiacal nightclub of Yoshiwara. Lang even...   More >

Friday, January 25, 2019

Winter at the Hall

Special Event | December 21, 2018 – March 20, 2019 every day |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

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

Know Your Numbers Health Screening (BEUHS619)

Information Session | January 25 | 7:30-10 a.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Education Center

 Tang Center (University Health Services)

Appointments offered every 15 minutes.
Know Your Numbers is a voluntary, fasting health screening including total cholesterol, HDL, LDL, and triglycerides, glucose, blood pressure, weight, body mass index (BMI), and waist circumference. Receive your confidential results (seen only by Health*Matters staff) and resources for follow-up immediately. Plan for 20-30 minutes to complete the screening....   More >

$10.00 Exact cash or check

 Enroll at the UC Learning Center. Enroll online

COEH Lela Morris Symposium

Conference/Symposium | January 25 | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. | Bancroft Hotel, Great Hall

 2680 Bancroft Way Berkeley, Berkeley, CA

 Public Health, School of

COEH Builds Bridges: Impacts of New Policies on Occupational Health

Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program Info Session

Information Session | January 25 | 10-11 a.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Stefanie Ebeling, Program Manager/Student Advisor, Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program, Office of Undergraduate Research

 Office of Undergraduate Research

The Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program gives undergraduate students the opportunity to work with UC Berkeley professors on faculty research projects.

SOLD OUT: Introduction to Botanical Art Class with Catherine Watters

Workshop | January 24 – 25, 2019 every day | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

This two-day class will 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

 SOLD OUT.

Vive Center Seminar 1/25 - Enhanced Reality in Design: From Representation to Collaborative Decision

Seminar | January 25 | 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | Cory Hall, 337 Cory

 Mohammad Keshavarzi

 FHL Vive Center for Enhanced Reality

In recent years, virtual and augmented reality has gained momentum in the design community by assimilating the sense of scale and depth of various stakeholders in the design process. In addition to its representation applications, which allows the evaluation and visualization of design projects in an immersive fashion, VR and AR workflows can play an important role in enhancing individual,...   More >

UCDC Info Session: Fall 2019 application deadline, February 21, 2019

Information Session | January 25 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Mary Crabb, UCDC

 The UC Berkeley Washington Program

Come learn about how to spend a semester working and studying in Washington, DC. UCDC sends students from all majors to intern and take classes in DC, earning a full semester of Berkeley credit.

Jacobs Design Conversations: Dori Tunstall

Lecture | January 25 | 12-1 p.m. | 310 Jacobs Hall

 Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation

Elizabeth (Dori) Tunstall is a design anthropologist, public intellectual, and design advocate who works at the intersections of critical theory, culture, and design. As Dean of Design at Ontario College of Art and Design University, she is the first black and black female dean of a faculty of design. She leads the Cultures-Based Innovation Initiative focused on using old ways of knowing to drive...   More >

Fighting mosquito-borne diseases with mathematical models, genetic analysis and machine learning

Lecture | January 25 | 12-2 p.m. | 5400 Berkeley Way West

 John Marshall, PhD

 Public Health, School of

Malaria, dengue, Zika and other mosquito-borne diseases continue to pose a major global health burden through much of the world, despite the widespread distribution of insecticide-based tools and antimalarial drugs. Consequently, there is interest in novel strategies to control these diseases, including the release of mosquitoes transfected with Wolbachia and engineered with CRISPR-based...   More >

Become a Polyglot: Join the SLC Language Exchange Program

Information Session | January 25 | 1-2 p.m. |  César E. Chávez Student Center

 SLC Language Exchange Program

Are you looking to enhance your language skills? Do you want to expand your community at Cal and around the world? Become a part of the SLC Language Exchange Program! We provide a fun, flexible way for Cal students to meet and share languages and cultures. Each semester, we connect hundreds of language enthusiasts and want you to join us!

Attend an information session to learn more about our...   More >

  RSVP online

International Students: Get Ready for Spring Recruiting!

Workshop | January 25 | 1-3:30 p.m. | Career Center (2440 Bancroft Way), Gold & Blue Rooms

 Career Center

Whether you are still actively seeking or just starting your internship/job search at this point, come to this one stop shop event to learn essential job search skills and resources tailored to international students' needs. A LinkedIn professional trainer and Career Center professional will be present. Come learn how to leverage the Spring recruiting season to the utmost for your dream...   More >

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

Plate Mechanical Metamaterials and Their Applications: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | January 25 | 2-3 p.m. | 4 LeConte Hall

 Prof. Igor Bargatin, Univ. of Pennsylvania, Mechanical Engineering

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

Recently, we introduced the concept of plate mechanical metamaterials—cellular plates with carefully controlled periodic geometry and unique mechanical properties—as well as its initial realization in the form of freestanding corrugated plates made out of an ultrathin film.

We used atomic layer deposition (ALD) and microfabrication techniques to make robust plates out of a single continuous...   More >

Getting Your Bearings: Doe and Moffitt Libraries Tour

Tour/Open House | January 25 | 2-3 p.m. | Doe Library, Tour starts at the north entrance

 Library

Join other students and get your bearings with a 3-in-one tour of the Doe Memorial Library, Moffitt Undergraduate Library, and the Main Stacks. See these central libraries and learn about the student services they provide.

Composition Colloquium: Ned McGowan

Colloquium | January 25 | 3 p.m. | 250 Morrison Hall

 Department of Music

Flutist & composer

Ned McGowan (1970) is a flutist and contemporary classical music composer, born in the United States, living in the Netherlands. Known for rhythmical vitality and technical virtuosity, his music has won awards and been performed at Carnegie Hall, the Concertgebouw and other halls and festivals around the world by many orchestras, ensembles and soloists. As a flutist he plays...   More >

MENA Salon: Trouble with the US Withdrawal from Syria

Workshop | January 25 | 3-4 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

President Trump’s maneuver to withdraw US forces from Syria sparked a new diplomatic brawl with Turkey. Inevitably, the plan raised questions about its effects on Syrian Kurds and the Democratic Federation of Northern Syria. Triggering global confusion, Trump threatened Turkey with economic devastation unless a 20 mile safe zone was created on the Northern Syria border. The withdrawal decision...   More >

Composition Colloquium: Ned McGowan (Leiden, HKU): Speed in Music, Brain and Body

Colloquium | January 25 | 3 p.m. | 125 Morrison Hall

 Department of Music

Speed, as a function of time, is full of enlightening musical character. Take some common terms to describe tempo in music: largo (broadly), adagio (slow and stately), allegro (fast, quickly and bright), vivacissimo (very fast and lively). Formulated by humans, speed is relational, and it reveals aspects about how we think and feel.



McGowan's aim in this artistic research is to dissect...   More >

Climate Change and Some Possible Surprises

Seminar | January 25 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 107 South Hall

 Clifford Lynch

 Information, School of

Introduction to Seminar and plans for the Semester

Brief Discussion: Stewardship and Climate Change
Climate Change âÂand particularly more intense storms and rising sea levels âÂraises a number of challenges to the enterprise of cultural stewardship. I'll briefly enumerate some of these and solicit thoughts about priorities, strategies, and aspects...   More >

Job Market Seminar: "Evolution of Networks: Prediction and Estimation"

Seminar | January 25 | 3:10-4:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Anna Bykhovskaya, Yale Economics

 Department of Economics

Field(s): Time Series Econometrics, Matching and Market Design, Networks

Nasser’s Republic: The Making of Modern Egypt

Film - Feature | January 25 | 4 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

An intriguing overview of Egypt’s political history in the modern age, Nasser’s Republic examines the transformative influence of Gamal Abdel Nasser (1918–1970) on the Arab world. Through his leadership of the 1952 revolution and rise to power as Egypt’s second president, Nasser challenged Western powers and championed Arab and African liberation. He fought against unemployment, poverty, and...   More >

Student 3-Manifold Seminar: Prime decompositions

Seminar | January 25 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Kyle Miller, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

This is an organizational meeting for this learning seminar. We will additionally discuss the existence and uniqueness of prime decompositions for connected, oriented, compact 3-manifolds, due to Kneser and Milnor.

Inorganic Catalysis for Renewable Fuels

Seminar | January 25 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Jenny Yang, Department of Chemistry, UC Irvine

 College of Chemistry

My research program is focused on developing molecular catalysts for energy conversion (redox) reactions. We focus on the thermochemistry of key bond-making and cleavage steps for H+ reduction to H2 and CO2 reduction to HCO2- in order to design more energy efficient catalysts. We also investigate the parameters that govern the reactivity of common catalytic intermediates in H+ and CO2 reduction...   More >

No Laughing Matter: Learning to Speak the "Common Language" in 1950s China

Colloquium | January 25 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Janet Chen, Associate Professor of History and East Asian Studies, Princeton University

 Wen-hsin Yeh, Professor, Department of History, UC Berkeley

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

In the winter and early spring of 1956, a series of articles appeared in nationally circulating publications, featuring an earnest entreaty: please do not laugh at those who are trying to learn putonghua, the “common language” of the socialist state. Beyond the headlines, permutations of the same refrain echoed in different forums. At the opening stages of a campaign to “popularize the common...   More >

URAP Peer Advisor Info Session: The URAP Experience

Information Session | January 25 | 4-5 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Emma Bianco, Peer Advisor, Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program, Office of Undergraduate Research

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Interested in applying to URAP? Come to the URAP Experience info session held by experienced URAP apprentices and peer advisors. Find out about best practices for the application process, and being an apprentice.

Thematic Seminar: Combinatorics of multivariate orthogonal polynomials

Seminar | January 25 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Sylvie Corteel, CNRS Universite Paris Diderot

 Department of Mathematics

The classical $q$-hypergeometric orthogonal polynomials are assembled into a hierarchy called the $q$-Askey scheme. It is now a classical subject to study the combinatorics of their coefficients and their moments. The polynomials admit a generalization leading to remarkable orthogonal polynomials in several variables. The most general family is the Macdonald-Koornwinder polynomials and Macdonald...   More >

BIO Bears Meetup: Sunset at the Marina

Social Event | January 25 | 4:30-6 p.m. |  Mario Savio Steps

 Map

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Come take a relaxing break after a busy week to enjoy the most beautiful view in the bay! Meet new friends, hang out with old ones, or just come to take in the sunset.

We will meet at Savio Steps at 4:30 PM then head over to catch the 51B Bus down to the Marina at 4:40 PM. Please be on time, because the bus will not wait and comes only every 30 minutes!

Be sure to dress VERY warmly because...   More >

Music Studies Colloquium: Olivia Bloechl (University of Pittsburgh: Opera’s Post-Human Voices of Trauma

Colloquium | January 25 | 4:30 p.m. | 128 Morrison Hall

 Department of Music

Bloechl is a music historian and cultural theorist with wide-ranging interests clustered in the early modern period (1500-1800) and the recent past. Her historical research and teaching emphasize European early music, French opera in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, early Atlantic colonialism, and racial representation in musical theater before 1800.

Arista Info-Session

Information Session | January 25 | 6-8 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

We're a couple of Cal alumni working as software engineers at Arista. In this info-session, we'll talk about the kinds of engineering work we do at Arista, how Arista fits into the tech industry, and what it's like to work at Arista. Food will be provided and resumes will be collected at the end.

About Us:
Arista Networks delivers software-defined networking for large datacenter and...   More >

The Mother and the Whore

Film - Feature | January 25 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

A mammoth account of three castaways from the sixties and the sexual revolution. Jean-Pierre Léaud is at the center of the maelstrom for nearly the entire three and a half hours as a narcissistic, perpetually unattached cafe denizen who waffles between two women—the girlfriend with whom he lives (Bernadette Lafont) and a promiscuous nurse he brings home (Françoise Lebrun). The film makes an...   More >

Kronos Quartet: Fifty for the Future

Performing Arts - Music | January 25 | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Kronos Quartet, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

After 45 years spent re-inventing the string quartet, Kronos is committing to the next generation of musical innovators, with Fifty for the Future. The ambitious and much-lauded commissioning initiative returns to Berkeley, where Cal Performances is among the project’s legacy partners, with a program of new works by a diverse international cohort of composers.

$48-68 (prices subject to change)

  Tickets go on sale August 7. Buy tickets online or by calling 5106429988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Kronos Quartet performs Fifty for the Future Friday, January 25, 2019 in Zellerbach Hall.

Saturday, January 26, 2019

Winter at the Hall

Special Event | December 21, 2018 – March 20, 2019 every day |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

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

Saturday Seminar Series 2018-19: Emerging and Converging on Equity: Students Are Thinkers: Developing a Dynamic Approach to Teaching in our Schools

Seminar | January 26 | 8:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. |  Longfellow Middle School, BUSD

 1500 Derby St., Berkeley, CA 94703

MISSION HIGH SCHOOL TEAM

 BAMP, BASP, BAWP

At the center of teaching is understanding the intellectual power of our students. What do we learn from our students? How do we distill what we’ve understood into anti-racist teaching strategies? Hear from a panel of experienced educators and journalists grappling with these questions.

  RSVP online or by calling Danelle Carr at 510-642-7154, or by emailing Danelle Carr at danellec@berkeley.edu by January 26.

Social Justice Symposium

Conference/Symposium | January 26 | 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. |  Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School

 1781 Rose St., Berkeley, CA 94703

 Social Welfare, School of

The Social Justice Symposium (SJS) is a student-organized event that serves as space for the community to meet and discuss social justice work in the Bay Area.

This year, our keynote speaker is George Galvis, the co-founder and executive director of Communities United for Restorative Youth Justice (CURYJ, pronounced courage). Galvis advocates for at-risk youth, prisoners and formerly...   More >

Semiotic Circle of California: Thirty-Fourth Meeting

Conference/Symposium | January 26 | 9 a.m.-3 p.m. | Faculty Club, Seaborg Room

 Department of German

9:30 Scott Shell (UC Berkeley): “Conventional Language, Poetry and Curse-Formulas in the Elder Futhark Period”



9:50 W.C.Watt (UC Irvine): “Sociosemiotics 101: Zombies”



10:10 Jing Ge (UC Berkeley) and Susan C. Herring (Indiana Univ., Bloomington): “Do emoji sequences have a basic word order?”



10:30 Thaddeus Martin (Modesto Junior College): “Translating Jaspers”



10:50...   More >

SOLD OUT - FAMILY PROGRAM: Kids and Spices

Workshop | January 26 | 10-11 a.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Awaken your senses in this wonderful exploration of spices! We will journey into the Tropical House to see some of the plants that give us our favorite spices-- such as cinnamon, ginger, cardamon, black pepper, nutmeg, turmeric, and more--plus create fragrant art to take home.

$15 Adult, $15 Child, $10 Member Adult, $10 Member Child

 SOLD OUT.

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

Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind

Film - Feature | January 26 | 3 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Hayao Miyazaki might consider his single greatest work to be not one of his films, but rather the thousand-page manga epic Nausicaä that he labored to complete between 1982 and 1994. In Nausicaä, genetically engineered weapons have burned civilization to the ground, leaving behind the seeds of a new global ecology that has made humans aliens on their own planet. A thousand years after the...   More >

Things to Come

Film - Feature | January 26 | 5 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

A busy philosophy professor, Nathalie (impeccably embodied by Isabelle Huppert), moves purposefully between classes, lunches with her husband and grown children, meetings with her publisher, and the apartment of her ailing mother, expertly balancing her time. But a series of unexpected upsets forces her to rethink her relationships and herself. Nathalie’s unspoken grief, fear, and anger are...   More >

Black Life: We.Here.Now—She Lives

Performing Arts - Other | January 26 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

The We.Here.Now. performance series aims to highlight the embodied and internalized trauma of white supremacy enacted on black bodies and social structures, as well as black insistence on surviving and thriving in spite of it. This newest installment, by EarthChild with Keisha Turner in collaboration with Amber Julian and Alexa Burrell, is an inquiry into the complex layers of celebration, grief,...   More >

Cafe Lumiere

Film - Feature | January 26 | 8:15 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Coffee, Time, and Light is the original Japanese title of Hou Hsiao-hsien’s gentle tribute to Yasujiro Ozu, which seamlessly weaves those three themes into a meditative look at love—or the absence of it—in contemporary Tokyo. Living alone in the city, the strong-willed Yoko (pop singer Yo Hitoto) wanders its streets, coffee houses, and train stations, seemingly paying more attention to random...   More >

Exhibits and Ongoing Events

Art for the Asking: 60 Years of the Graphic Arts Loan Collection at the Morrison Library

Exhibit - Artifacts | September 17, 2018 – February 28, 2019 every day | Doe Library, Bernice Layne Brown Gallery

 Library

Art for the Asking: 60 Years of the Graphic Arts Loan Collection at the Morrison Library will be up in Doe Library’s Brown Gallery until March 1st, 2019. This exhibition celebrates 60 years of the Graphic Arts Loan Collection, and includes prints in the collection that have not been seen in 20 years, as well as prints that are now owned by the Berkeley Art Museum. There are also cases dedicated...   More >

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 >

Harvey Quaytman: Against the Static

Exhibit - Painting | October 17, 2018 – January 27, 2019 every day |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

The paintings of Harvey Quaytman (1937–2002) are distinct for their novel explorations of shape, drawing, texture, geometric pattern, and color application. While his works display a rigorous experimentation with formalism and materiality, they are simultaneously invested with rich undertones of sensuality, complexity, and humor. This new retrospective exhibition charts the trajectory of...   More >

Dimensionism: Modern Art in the Age of Einstein

Exhibit - Painting | November 7, 2018 – March 3, 2019 every day |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

In the early twentieth century, inspired by modern science such as Albert Einstein’s theory of relativity, an emerging avant-garde movement sought to expand the “dimensionality” of modern art, engaging with theoretical concepts of time and space to advance bold new forms of creative expression. Dimensionism: Modern Art in the Age of Einstein illuminates the remarkable connections between the...   More >

Art Wall: Barbara Stauffacher Solomon

Exhibit - Painting | August 15, 2018 – March 3, 2019 every day |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

The 1960s architectural phenomenon Supergraphics—a mix of Swiss Modernism and West Coast Pop—was pioneered by San Francisco–based artist, graphic and landscape designer, and writer Barbara Stauffacher Solomon. Stauffacher Solomon, a UC Berkeley alumna, is creating new Supergraphics for BAMPFA’s Art Wall. Land(e)scape 2018 is the fifth in a series of temporary, site-specific works commissioned for...   More >

Ink, Paper, Silk: One Hundred Years of Collecting Japanese Art

Exhibit - Painting | December 12, 2018 – April 14, 2019 every day |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

BAMPFA's Japanese art collection began in 1919 with a remarkable donation of more than a thousand woodblock prints from the estate of UC Berkeley Professor of English William Dallam Armes. This exhibition features a selection of these exceptional prints, as well as hanging scroll paintings, screens, lacquerware, and ceramics that have entered the collection over the century since this...   More >

Arthur Jafa / MATRIX 272

Exhibit - Multimedia | December 12, 2018 – March 24, 2019 every day |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Arthur Jafa is an artist, director, editor, and award-winning cinematographer whose poignant work expands the concept of black cinema while exploring African American experience and race relations in everyday life. He has stated, “I have a very simple mantra and it’s this: I want to make black cinema with the power, beauty, and alienation of black music.” In his renowned work Love Is The Message,...   More >

Get Dancin’: Selections from the Collection

Exhibit - Photography | January 9 – March 31, 2019 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

The exuberance, romance, and beauty of dance are central themes in this exhibition of historical and contemporary works from BAMPFA’s collection. The selection is wide ranging, including prints, drawings, and photographs from the United States, Europe, and Asia. Among the highlights are two classic photographs of José Limón and Martha Graham by Barbara Morgan; George Bellows’s raucous image Dance...   More >

Masako Miki / MATRIX 273

Exhibit - Sculpture | January 9 – April 28, 2019 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Masako Miki was born in Japan but has made the Bay Area, and Berkeley in particular, her home for more than twenty years. In her work she remains close to her ancestral traditions, especially those that arise from her association with Buddhist and Shinto beliefs and practices, as well as traditional Japanese folklore. Her current work, she says, is “inspired by the idea of animism from the Shinto...   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 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.

10th Annual Plants Illustrated Exhibit: Celebrating Ethnobotany

Exhibit - Painting | January 18 – February 6, 2019 every day with exceptions | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join us for the 10th annual Plants Illustrated exhibit of botanical art in the Garden’s lovely Julia Morgan Hall. This year, the members of the Northern California Society of Botanical Artists are presenting the theme of Plants + People in this special exhibition titled Celebrating Ethnobotany.

Papyrus by Sally Petru

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.

Bearing Light: Berkeley at 150

Exhibit - Artifacts | April 16, 2018 – February 28, 2019 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. | Bancroft Library, 2nd Floor Corridor

 Bancroft Library

This exhibition celebrates the University of California’s sesquicentennial anniversary with photographs, correspondence, publications, and other documentation drawn from the University Archives and The Bancroft Library collections. It features an array of golden bears, including Oski, and explores the illustrious history of UC Berkeley.

Facing West 1: Camera Portraits from the Bancroft Collection

Exhibit - Photography | November 9, 2018 – March 15, 2019 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. |  Bancroft Library

 Bancroft Library

The first part of a double exhibition celebrating the tenth anniversary of the renewed Bancroft Library and its gallery, Facing West 1 presents a cavalcade of individuals who made, and continue to make, California and the American West. These camera portraits highlight the communities and peoples of Hubert Howe Bancroft’s original collecting region, which extended from the Rockies to the Pacific...   More >

Facing West: Camera Portraits from the Bancroft Collection

Exhibit - Photography | November 29, 2018 – March 15, 2019 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Bancroft Library, Bancroft Gallery

 Human Resources

The first part of a double exhibition celebrating the tenth anniversary of the renewed Bancroft Library and its gallery, Facing West 1 presents a cavalcade of individuals who made, and continue to make, California and the American West. These camera portraits highlight the communities and peoples of Hubert Howe Bancroft’s original collecting region, which extended from the Rockies to the Pacific...   More >

Gallery Talk: John Zurier and Apsara DiQuinzio on Harvey Quaytman

Exhibit - Painting | January 24 | 5:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Artist John Zurier joins curator Apsara DiQuinzio for a multifaceted look at Harvey Quaytman’s art. DiQuinzio, who organized BAMPFA’s Quaytman retrospective, will address historical background, while Zurier, whose own work deals with issues important to Quaytman, will look at the paintings in terms of process and color.

Members' Morning Reception- 10th Annual Plants Illustrated Exhibit: Celebrating Ethnobotany

Exhibit - Painting | January 26 | 9-10 a.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Garden members, join us in the Garden's lovely Julia Morgan Hall for the 10th annual Plants Illustrated exhibit of botanical art. This year showcases the theme of Plants + People in this special exhibition titled
Celebrating Ethnobotany.

Come and spend a special members-only hour that will feature light refreshments and an opportunity to talk to the artists from the Northern California...   More >