<< Week of May 19 >>

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Linguistics Commencement

Miscellaneous | May 19 |  International House

 Department of Linguistics

Linguistics Commencement. Ceremony for BA, MA, and PhD recipients and their families. Admission by ticket only.

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!

Spring Free Family Day

Performing Arts - Music | May 19 | 11 a.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

A Day of Art, Music, and Film!

11 AM–3 PM: Art Making and Gallery Tours
1–2 PM: Musical Performance: Bug Family Band
3 PM: Family Matinee: Revolting Rhymes

Make art inspired by BAMPFA exhibitions.
Explore the galleries with family-oriented tours.
Enjoy an interactive musical performance by the Bug Family Band, known for rich vocal harmonies, family sing-alongs, and their commitment to...   More >

Baseball vs. ASU

Sport - Intercollegiate - Baseball/Softball | May 19 | 12 p.m. |  Evans Field

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Baseball hosts ASU at Evans Diamond.

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

Music Department Commencement

Reception | May 19 | 1:30 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

Spring 2019 Data Science Commencement

Special Event | May 19 | 2-4 p.m. |  Wheeler Hall

 Kate Johnson, President, Microsoft US

 Data Sciences

UC-Berkeley's first #CalDataSci19 commencement for data science graduates will be held on Sunday, May 19th, 2019! About 100 graduates will join the celebration on 5/19. Kate Johnson, President of Microsoft U.S., will address the newly-minted DS grads as our commencement speaker!

2019 BERKELEY ARCHITECTURE PRIZES & AWARDS CEREMONY

Special Event | May 19 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

SUN, MAY 19, 3:30pm. Please join us at a ceremony honoring the recipients of this years Prizes &amp; Awards in Berkeley Architecture. Open to the CED community!

Shoplifters

Film - Feature | May 19 | 5 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

A family of shoplifters and cast-offs float along the margins of Japan in Kore-eda’s 2018 Cannes Palme d’Or winner, a tribute to those who create their own bonds to unite and survive in the face of poverty and indifference. Kore-eda here extends his consistently humane, heartfelt appraisal of what it means to be a family to include people who lead their loved ones to shoplift, sell themselves,...   More >

Monday, May 20, 2019

SPH 74th Commencement Day

Special Event | May 20 | 9-11:30 a.m. |  Campanile (Sather Tower)

 Public Health, School of

Dear SPH staff,
We will soon be celebrating our students and their many accomplishments at the upcoming 74th School of Public Health Commencement Ceremony. The details are as follows:

SPH Commencement Ceremony & Dessert Reception
Date: Monday, May 20th, 2019
Location: Hearst Greek Theater

Staff arrival for setup: 7am
Ceremony Time: 9 – 11:30 am
Reception Time: 11:30am – 1 pm
End of...   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!

EH&S 403 Training Session

Course | May 20 | 10:30-11:30 a.m. | 370 University Hall | Note change in date

 Jason Smith, UC Berkeley Office of Environment, Health, & Safety

 Office of Environment, Health & Safety

This session briefly covers the UC Berkeley specific radiation safety information you will need to start work.​ In addition, dosimeter will be issued, if required.

In Global Transit Forced Migration of Jews and Other Refugees (1940s – 1960s)

Conference/Symposium | May 20 | 4-9 p.m. |  Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)

 Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, Germany Historical Institute, Pacific Regional Office

Against the backdrop of ongoing debates about global migration and its conse-quences, the German Historical Institute Washington and its Pacific regional office have organized a series of conferences on the history of forced migration and the experiences of refugees in collaboration with the German Historical Institute London and the Beijing and Delhi offices of the Max Weber Foundation....   More >

Analysis and PDE Seminar: Concentration and Growth of Laplace Eigenfunctions

Seminar | May 20 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Jeffrey Galkowski, Northeastern University

 Department of Mathematics

In this talk we will discuss a new approach to understanding eigenfunction concentration. We characterize the features that cause an eigenfunction to saturate the standard supremum bounds in terms of the distribution of $L^2$ mass along geodesic tubes emanating from a point. We also show that the phenomena behind extreme supremum norm growth is identical to that underlying extreme growth of...   More >

Wandering Jews or Jewish Migrations? How Jewish Scholars Conceptualized Migration

Lecture | May 20 | 6-9 p.m. |  Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)

 Tobias Brinkmann, Penn State

 Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, German Historical Institue, Pacific Regional Office

Shifting centers and migration have long shaped Jewish history – and that of most other people around the world. Yet the period between 1880 and 1950 witnessed movements unprecedented in Jewish history. In his keynote lecture Tobias Brinkmann (Penn State) will discuss how Jewish migration scholars helped to establish the field of migration studies. Most were themselves migrants and stateless...   More >

  RSVP online by May 20.

Project Management Career Night Online

Special Event | May 20 | 6:30-8 p.m. |  Online

 UC Berkeley Extension

Join us online for an evening devoted to career planning and networking specifically for project managers. Our current students, alumni, prospective students and members of the Bay Area project management community are all welcome. Save your seat!

  Register online

College of Natural Resources Commencement

Miscellaneous | May 20 | 7 p.m. |  Hearst Greek Theatre

 College of Natural Resources

CNR's Spring 2019 Commencement Ceremony will be held in the Hearst Greek Theatre on Monday, May 20th, 2019 at 7 pm.

This date has changed from the originally advertised date due to an issue with the venue's availability.

New this season, all patrons entering the Greek Theatre will be required to walk through metal detectors at the entrances to the venue. Please ensure that you arrive by...   More >

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Haunts and Horrors

Seminar | May 21 | 9-9:30 a.m. | Barrows Hall, Radio broadcast, ON-AIR ONLY, 90.7 FM

 Eliot Bessette, PhD Candidate, Department of Film and Media; Andrew Saintsing, PhD Student, Department of Integrative Biology

 KALX 90.7 FM

Tune in to The Graduates this Tuesday for an interview with Eliot Bessette from the Department of Film and Media at UC Berkeley. Eliot is a PhD candidate whose research focuses on horror movies and haunted house attractions.

Eliot Bessette

Applying for Your Student Visa Webinar

Information Session | May 21 | 9-10:30 a.m. |  Online Webinar

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

This webinar will instruct newly admitted students to UC Berkeley for Fall 2019 on the U.S. Embassy or Consulate visa application process and entry to the United States. Think ahead and apply early as delays and increased scrutiny are expected during this busy travel season. There will be time for student questions at the end of the presentation. The same webinar will be repeated live in May and...   More >

College of Engineering Graduate Commencement (Masters and Ph.D.)

Miscellaneous | May 21 | 9-11:30 a.m. |  Hearst Greek Theatre

 College of Engineering

This ceremony includes all departments in the College of Engineering.

$5.00

In Global Transit Forced Migration of Jews and Other Refugees (1940s – 1960s)

Conference/Symposium | May 21 | 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. |  Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)

 Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, Germany Historical Institute, Pacific Regional Office

Against the backdrop of ongoing debates about global migration and its conse-quences, the German Historical Institute Washington and its Pacific regional office have organized a series of conferences on the history of forced migration and the experiences of refugees in collaboration with the German Historical Institute London and the Beijing and Delhi offices of the Max Weber Foundation....   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!

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.

CANCELED: Spring Floral Centerpiece Design with B-Side Farm

Workshop | May 21 | 2-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden | Canceled

 Botanical Garden, B-Side Farm and Floral Design

Join us on the deck of Julia Morgan Hall for Spring Centerpiece Design with Lennie Larkin of B-Side Farm and Floral Design. In this workshop, Lennie will introduce her methods for making a low, wild centerpiece with local seasonal flowers from her North Bay farm and others. Whether you’re new to flowers or an expert dabbler, you’ll find a comfortable and supportive environment in this small,...   More >

$95/$85 UCBG Member

College of Engineering Baccalaureate Commencement

Miscellaneous | May 21 | 2-4 p.m. |  Hearst Greek Theatre

 College of Engineering

This ceremony includes all departments in the College of Engineering.

$5.00

What's Next? A Practical Approach to Improving Your Well-being and Resilience Over 50:

Workshop | May 21 | 2:30-4:30 p.m. | 150 University Hall

 Human Resources

In this highly interactive workshop, the presenter will describe a simple but powerful research-based framework that participants will use to assess their current resilience in nine different areas to identify where they most need to focus, and the practical steps that they can take to increase their resilience and well-being. Career and non-career implications will be explored.

If you would...   More >

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

In Global Transit Forced Migration of Jews and Other Refugees (1940s – 1960s)

Conference/Symposium | May 22 | 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. |  Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)

 Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, Germany Historical Institute, Pacific Regional Office

Against the backdrop of ongoing debates about global migration and its conse-quences, the German Historical Institute Washington and its Pacific regional office have organized a series of conferences on the history of forced migration and the experiences of refugees in collaboration with the German Historical Institute London and the Beijing and Delhi offices of the Max Weber Foundation....   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!

What is Consciousness?

Seminar | May 22 | 5:45-7 p.m. |  The Octopus Literary Salon

 2101 Webster St, Oakland, CA 94612

 Dr. Nir Lahav

 The CLEAR Project

What is consciousness, exactly? Does the brain create it? Or is a spiritual phenomenon that can't be reduced to matter? In most of human history, these kinds of questions were studied solely by philosophers. But in the last two decades, the question of consciousness has reached the fields of neuroscience and even physics.

In this PubScience, we will consider why consciousness is so interesting...   More >

VSR Social Mixer

Social Event | May 22 | 6-8 p.m. |  Matiki Island BBQ & Brew (prev. Daily Pint)

 Map

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

On behalf of Berkeley International Office, we would like to invite you to attend our Visiting Student Researcher (VSR) Social Mixer! Enjoy this opportunity to meet and socialize with other scholars. All are welcome so feel free to invite friends, family, or new colleagues.

We'll be inside at one of the long tables. Look for signs! Food and beverages will be available for purchase. We...   More >

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.

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Running Effective Meetings: BPM 209

Workshop | May 23 | 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 24 University Hall

 Rebecca Anderson; Kelly McNeese

 Human Resources

The content covers the roles and skills necessary for effective meeting facilitation.

NEW DATE: Spring Bird Walk with Chris Carmichael

Tour/Open House | May 23 | 9:30-11 a.m. |  UC Botanical Garden | Note change in date

 Botanical Garden

Celebrate spring with a bird walk! Spring is in the air and the Garden is filled with singing warblers, vireos, and other vibrant songbirds. Join Chris Carmichael in search of both resident and migrant birds in the Garden's many bird friendly micro-habitats. Both beginning and experienced bird watchers are welcome.

$20, $18 members

  Register online or by calling 510-642-7082

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!

Towards Gender Equity and Work-Life Balance in Academia: lunch + film discussion

Film - Documentary | May 23 | 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. | 309 Sproul Hall

 Berkeley Postdoctoral Association

Join us for a lunchtime discussion and movie-screening with gender-equity specialist, Prof. Dr. Lucia M. Lanfranconi, currently a post-doctoral scholar at UC Berkeley’s School of Social Welfare. Lucia will showcase her Swiss documentary (with English subtitles) “Equality - A snapshot” based on her study on the implementation of Switzerland’s Federal Gender Equality Act and the consequences for...   More >

Members' Walk: Ferns from around the World

Lecture | May 23 | 1-2 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Come join Horticulturist, Corina Rieder, on a stroll through the Garden to see a sampling of our nationally recognized fern collection. This walk and talk will include the wonderful ferns growing in Asia, Mexico/Central America, Australasia and even the Tropical House.

Please note that this walk will include multiple stairs and narrow pathways.

  Make reservations online or by calling 510-643-1924

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

Gallery Talk: Delphine Sims on Unlimited

Lecture | May 23 | 5:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Delphine Sims, Andrew W. Mellon Curatorial Intern at BAMPFA and a PhD student in the Department of History of Art at UC Berkeley, offers an exhibition walk-through focusing on emerging artists of the American West. Sims’s doctoral research is on the ways that race, gender, geography, and urbanity inform landscape photography.