<< Week of March 24 >>

Sunday, March 24, 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 >

Double-Discount Weekend at BAMPFA

Special Event | March 23 – 24, 2019 every day |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

This event is part of March Member Appreciation Month, our month-long celebration of you—our extended BAMPFA family.

During the weekend of March 23–24, all BAMPFA members can enjoy 20 percent off of regular-price items at the BAMPFA Store and coffee drinks at Babette. Stop by the cafe for a weekend pick-me-up before you browse our curated collection of books, jewelry, cards, and gifts. This is...   More >

Found in Translation: A Day With Mark Solms

Lecture | March 24 | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium

 Peter Solms, Ph.D.

 San Francisco Center for Psychoanalysis, Psychoanalytic Institute of Northern California

In the first of two lectures in this program, Freud in Translation: German to English, Professor Solms, will introduce a powerful new perspective on emotional and mental life. How is it that Sigmund Freud, who saw himself as a natural scientist, described the mental apparatus as the ‘Seelenapparat’, or ‘apparatus of the soul’? Solms’ forthcoming new translation, The Revised Standard Edition of...   More >

$ 150.00 General $ 125.00 Members of PINC or SFCP $ 100.00 Candidates in Psychoanalytic Training $ 75.00 Full time students (with ID) An additional $10 will be charged for on-site registration$

  Register online

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!

Collage Cinema Workshop

Workshop | March 24 | 12 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

In this workshop led by members of Oakland’s Low Light/Black Hole darkroom collective, learn to use constructive and destructive processes to create a collaborative work directly on 16mm film. Repurpose found materials using tape collage techniques, and experiment with inks, paints, awls, and sandpaper to build intermingling layers. The resulting film will be projected at the end of the workshop.

SOLD OUT: Indigo Resist Techniques: with Kristine Vejar of a Verb for Keeping Warm

Workshop | March 24 | 1-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Indigo blue is one of the most mysterious and beautiful in the world of natural dyes. Indigo dyeing, so complex and intricate, people around the world have dedicated their lives solely to this practice, craft, and cultivation.

$100/ $90 Garden members

 SOLD OUT.

Image Courtesy Katrina Rodabaugh

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

The Mystery of Picasso

Film - Documentary | March 24 | 2 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

In a style devised for this film about his artist pal, Clouzot sets up a camera behind a translucent surface, so that the maestro’s every painterly gesture is recorded. Paintings emerge from the seemingly effortless frenzy of flourishes, some successful, some merely a mimicry of Picasso performing himself—“superficial,” he cries out at one point, then revises his failed work, backtracking,...   More >

Guided Tours: Hans Hofmann

Tour/Open House | March 24 | 2 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Explore Hans Hofmann’s dynamic and influential work with guided tours on selected Wednesdays, Sundays, and Free First Thursdays.

Quote Unquote Collective: Mouthpiece

Performing Arts - Theater | March 24 | 3-5 p.m. |  Zellerbach Playhouse

 Quote Unquote Collective, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

A two-woman show acclaimed for its raw honesty and insightful portrayal of womanhood, Mouthpiece follows one woman over the course of a day, as she struggles to find her voice and contend with the formidable shadow cast by her mother. The work is co-created and performed by the Toronto-based Quote Unquote Collective, the performers seamlessly integrating sung a cappella passages with spoken text...   More >

$35 (prices subject to change)

  Buy tickets online or by calling 510-642-9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Quote Unquote Collective performs Mouthpiece Friday–Sunday, March 22–24, 2019 in the Zellerbach Playhouse.

Chamisso’s Shadow: A Journey to the Bering Sea in Three Chapters. Chapter 2, Part 1: Chukotka

Film - Documentary | March 24 | 3 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

In 2014, Ottinger journeyed to the distant regions of the Bering Sea—to Alaska, then Chukotka, and on to Kamchatka—following along the paths of historic expeditions and explorers, such as the naturalist Georg Willem Steller and Vitus Bering; later, Captain James Cook; and, still later, the poet and botanist Adelbert von Chamisso, who traveled with Otto von Kotzebue. Over a three-month period,...   More >

Short Animation by Jim Trainor

Film - Animated | March 24 | 5 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Jim Trainor makes deceptively simple films that inhabit the heads of creatures and characters as they go about their lives, uncovering basic truths that carry profound spiritual depth. Animated with thick, direct lines on unregistered paper, Trainor’s films are both historical and imaginative, artifacts of a completely original mythology. His narratives are reflections of the harmony of the...   More >

Monday, March 25, 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 >

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!

Faculty/Staff Workshop: International Student Employment Overview and Immigration Updates

Information Session | March 25 | 3:30-5 p.m. | International House, Sproul Rooms

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Note: This workshop is NOT intended for students, but for Faculty and Staff.

Join Berkeley International Office for an overview of international student employment options (On Campus work, CPT, OPT, STEM OPT, Academic training) and current issues. We'll also provide update on current immigration trends and and changes for international students.

Seminar 271, Development: No Seminar

Seminar | March 25 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Department of Economics

Seminar 208, Microeconomic Theory: Holiday

Seminar | March 25 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Department of Economics

Shifting Tides: Rise, Resurgence, and Deep Histories from the Atlantic to the Pacific

Lecture | March 25 | 6 p.m. |  David Brower Center

 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Matt Matsuda, New Brunswick Honors College, Rutgers University

 Institute of European Studies, German Historical Institute Washington, ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius, Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS)

This keynote lecture with Matt Matsuda, Professor of History and Academic Dean New Brunswick Honors College, Rutgers University, is the opening event to the symposium "Entangling the Pacific and Atlantic Worlds. Past and Present", which is organized by the German Historical Institute Washington and ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius in cooperation with the Institute of European Studies and...   More >

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Matt Matsuda

Cal at the San Jose Sharks

Special Event | March 25 | 7:30 p.m. |  SAP Center

  , San Jose, CA

 Cal Alumni Association

Calling all Cal sports fans and hockey fans! Please join us on March 25 as we host Cal Night at the San Jose Sharks. With almost 150 participants last year, and the Sharks playing great hockey, we are excited to announce the return of this popular event—complete with a special edition Cal-Sharks baseball hat for every ticket purchase. With two discounted ticket prices, we expect this event to...   More >

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Tuesday, March 26, 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 >

Principles of People Management: BPM101

Workshop | March 26 | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | 24 University Hall

 Angela Stopper; Terrie Moore

 Human Resources

This 6 hour in-person workshop is part of the BPM Grow Your Knowledge series. In this highly interactive workshop, each participant’s experience is drawn upon for the learning. Ideally, to contribute to and enhance understanding, participants will come with current and/or previous people management experience.

The content explains the roles and expectations of people managers at UC Berkeley...   More >

Entangling Pacific and Atlantic Worlds

Conference/Symposium | March 26 | 9:30 a.m.-8 p.m. |  Anthony Hall

 Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), German Historical Institute Washington, Institute of European Studies

Click on title above for conference program.

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!

Mindfulness Meditation Group

Meeting | February 20, 2018 – January 5, 2021 every Tuesday | 12:15-1 p.m. | 3110 Tang Center, University Health Services

 Tang Center (University Health Services)

The Mindfulness Meditation Group meets every Tuesday at 12:15-1:00 pm at 3110 Tang Center on campus. All campus-affiliated people are welcome to join us on a drop-in basis, no registration or meditation experience necessary. We start with a short reading on meditation practice, followed by 30 minutes of silent sitting, and end with a brief discussion period.

Seminar 218, Psychology and Economics: NO SEMINAR (Spring Break)

Seminar | March 26 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall | Canceled

 Department of Economics

Librarian Office Hours at the SPH DREAM Office

Miscellaneous | February 5 – April 30, 2019 every Tuesday with exceptions | 3-5 p.m. | Berkeley Way West, 2220 (DREAM Office)

 Debbie Jan

 Library

Drop by during office hours if you need help with your literature reviews; setting up searches in PubMed, Embase, and other databases; using EndNote, RefWorks, or other citation management software; finding statistics or data; and answering any other questions you may have.

Step Up to Stop Violence Against Women

Conference/Symposium | March 26 | 4:30-6:30 p.m. | David Brower Center, Goldman Theater

 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94705

 Public Health, School of, Every Woman Treaty

The UC Berkeley School of Public Health and Every Woman Treaty invite you to join a worldwide movement to end violence against women and girls, considered by many to be the greatest human rights and public health violation on earth. How can we put an end to this? With a global treaty. Come learn about this important issue and some simple, powerful ways you can take action.

4:30 Reception
5:30...   More >

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Our First Cloud Meetup

Meeting | March 26 | 5-7 p.m. | UC Berkeley Campus, Berkeley Skydeck - 2150 Shattuck Avenue

 Data Sciences

We look forward to welcoming you to UC Berkeley for our first cloud computing meetup. The plan for the meetup's format is to have speakers talk about their work. There will be snacks and beverages! This is a welcoming, inclusive community and our meetups are open to everyone with curiosity -- there's no need to have any technical knowledge or experience to join us!

Caminos de la Ciencia - Explosiones y Sismos Solares

Presentation | March 26 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Cesar Chavez Branch of Oakland Public Library, Suite 271

 3301 East 12th Street, Oakland, CA 94601

 Juan Carlos Martínez Oliveros, Space Sciences Lab; Juan Camilo Buitrago, Department of Astronomy

 Science@Cal

Nuestra impresión cotidiana del Sol es la del astro apacible, inmutable y de cierta forma aburrido. Sin embargo, el Sol es una estrella vibrante y dinámica que presenta ciclos, que en cuyos máximos, manifiestan una gran actividad magnética. Uno de los fenómenos solares que más llaman la atención de los astrónomos son las explosiones solares. En esta charla...   More >

Explosiones y Sismos Solares

Fireside Discussion - Helmut Schmidt: The Global Statesman

Panel Discussion | March 26 | 6 p.m. |  Alumni House

 Ronnie C. Chan, Hang Lung Properties; Manfred Lahnstein, Board of Trustees, ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius; Kristina Spohr, Johns Hopkins SAIS - School of Advanced International Studies; Theo Sommer, former editor-in-chief, DIE ZEIT; Christoph von Marschall, journalist, Der Tagesspiegel

 Institute of European Studies, Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), German Historical Institute Washington, ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius

This fireside discussion is part of the symposium "Entangling the Pacific and Atlantic Worlds. Past and Present", which is organized by the German Historical Institute Washington and ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius in cooperation with the Institute of European Studies and the Institute of East Asian Studies at the University of California, Berkeley.

At his event, former friends and...   More >

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BASF Special Seminar: Homogeneous Catalysis at the Interface of Industry and University

Seminar | March 26 | 6-7 p.m. | 775 Tan Hall

 Dr. Thomas Schaub, BASF SE

 College of Chemistry

Wednesday, March 27, 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 >

Computer Health Matters: User Friendly Workstations (BEUHS400)

Workshop | March 27 | 8:30-9:30 a.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

 Greg Ryan, Ergonomics@Work

 Be Well at Work - Ergonimics

Learn how to set up a user-friendly workstation and practice stretches to help relieve computer-related aches and pains. This workshop is required to qualify for computer ergonomics matching funds.

  Register online

Bay Area/South Africa: One Day Cultural Exchange

Conference/Symposium | March 27 | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Dr. Thomas Philip, UC Berkeley Graduate School of Education

 ORIAS (Office of Resources for International and Area Studies), UC Berkeley History-Social Science Project

In-service and pre-service teachers are invited to spend a day in facilitated discussion and learning with a group of 10 current and pre-service teachers from South Africa. The group, which includes teachers from multiple disciplines, will be in the US as part of the Global Teachers Institute, through Teach With Africa. Space for up to 16 Bay Area teacher-attendees. Participation is free; there...   More >

FREE

  Registration opens February 11. Register online or or by emailing Shane Carter at orias@berkeley.edu by March 20.

Keyboards and Mice: Ergonomic Alternatives (BEUHS401)

Workshop | March 27 | 9:45-10:45 a.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

 Greg Ryan, Campus Ergonomist, Be well at Work - Ergonomics

 Be Well at Work - Ergonimics

Learn about the ergonomics of keyboards and pointing devices, including appropriate workstation set-up, postures, and techniques for using them. Find out about the keyboards and pointing devices covered by the Computer Ergonomics Matching Funds Program. Enroll online at the UC Learning Center.

  Register online

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!

Guided Tours: Hans Hofmann

Tour/Open House | March 27 | 12:15 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Explore Hans Hofmann’s dynamic and influential work with guided tours on selected Wednesdays, Sundays, and Free First Thursdays.

International Student Drop-In Career Advising

Meeting | January 23 – May 1, 2019 every Wednesday with exceptions | 3-5 p.m. | Career Center (2440 Bancroft Way), 3rd Floor

 Career Center

Students sign up on site for a 15-minute appointment. First come, first served.

These drop-in appointments can be helpful for your quick questions on the following topics:

-Resume/Cover Letter Critique
-Job or Internship Search
-Networking
-Career Fair Preparation
-Interview Preparation
-Graduate/Professional Program Application
-Others

Like Father, Like Son

Film - Feature | March 27 | 3:10 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

One of Kore-eda’s greatest abilities is using the simplest of narratives to conjure up the most complex and sublime of human emotions, and this tale hinging on a classic babies-switched-at-birth plot serves as a particularly moving example. A hospital mix-up years ago has left two sons to be raised in opposite homes; on one side is the orderly, almost antiseptic space of an affluent architect and...   More >

Swahili Table

Social Event | January 23 – May 8, 2019 every Wednesday | 5:30-6:30 p.m. |  Jupiter Taproom

 2181 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Elizabeth Resor

 Center for African Studies

Every Wednesdays speak Swahili with your fellow Swahili students and enthusiasts over a drink at Jupiter Taproom. This is an informal gathering to connect with other Swahili speakers on campus and in Berkeley. Each person will support their own beverage purchases, but we will provide the good company (don't worry- beverage/food purchases are NOT required). And of course, Swahili speaking...   More >

Storm Clouds of a New Order? An Outlook in the Age of Trump

Lecture | March 27 | 5:30 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium

 Ann Lee, CEO, Coterie New York

 Institute of European Studies, Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), German Historical Institute Washington, ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius

This keynote lecture with Ann Lee, CEO, Coterie New York, is the closing event to the symposium "Entangling the Pacific and Atlantic Worlds. Past and Present", which is organized by the German Historical Institute Washington and ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius in cooperation with the Institute of European Studies and the Institute of East Asian Studies at the University of California,...   More >

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Ann Lee

Simons Institute Theoretically Speaking Series — What We Can Learn from AdNauseam about the Threat and Power of Data Obfuscation

Lecture | March 27 | 6-7:30 p.m. | David Brower Center, Suite 100

 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Helen Nissenbaum, Cornell Tech

 Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing

Data obfuscation, the creation of noisy data intended to foil data surveillance and behavioral profiling, offers a promising shield. My talk describes one such case, AdNauseam, a controversial browser add-on that obscures a user’s interests by automatically generating website clicks. For decades, powerhouses of the information economy have fended off meaningful...   More >

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Artist’s Talk: Carlos Amorales and Apsara DiQuinzio in Conversation

Film - Feature | March 27 | 6 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Carlos Amorales talks about his new Art Wall with Apsara DiQuinzio, BAMPFA curator of modern and contemporary art and Phyllis Wattis MATRIX Curator. Focusing on Amorales’s work and techniques, including his use of stencils and pattern, their conversation will also touch on the history of Mexican muralism, contemporary graffiti, and the importance of political demonstrations in both Berkeley and...   More >

Fraud Alert: Identifying and Addressing Impostor Syndrome

Seminar | March 27 | 6 p.m. | 105 Stanley Hall

 Dr. Amy Honigman, UC Berkeley Counseling and Psychological Services

 Thriving in Science

Berkeley can be a pressure cooker and it can be easy to feel like a fraud in a competitive environment. Do you know how to recognize impostor syndrome? How to deal with it once you recognize it? Join us for a special program and conversation with Dr. Amy Honigman on new approaches to identifying and addressing impostor syndrome.

Toastmasters on Campus Club: Learn public speaking

Meeting | January 14, 2015 – December 18, 2019 every Wednesday | 6:15-7:30 p.m. | 3119 Etcheverry Hall

 Toastmasters on Campus

Toastmasters has been the world leader in teaching public speaking since 1924. Meetings are an enjoyable, safe, self-paced course designed to get you up and running as a speaker in only a few months.

Rio, Zona Norte

Film - Feature | March 27 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Race, class, and samba collide in dos Santos’s powerful radicalization of Brazil’s widespread chanchada musical genre. The charismatic actor/singer Grande Otelo (himself a popular cabaret icon and performer) stars as a working-class composer trying to succeed in the samba business, with his talents constantly ignored or exploited by those richer and more connected than he. Dirtying up the...   More >