<< Week of August 11 >>

Sunday, August 11, 2019

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

La réligieuse: (The Nun)

Film - Feature | August 11 | 4 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Banned for two years in France for its supposedly excessive attack on the Church, Rivette’s adaptation of Denis Diderot’s famous novel of eighteenth-century convent life became a cause célèbre. Anna Karina plays a young woman, Suzanne, whose parents force her to enter a convent. The institution proves prisonlike and on a deeper level of individual repression, is revealed as an arena for sexual...   More >

While the City Sleeps

Film - Feature | August 11 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

A lurid dime-novel murder propels us into the film Lang regarded as a personal favorite. Here we move ever farther from the moody lighting and striking camera angles of Fury, and ever closer to implicit expressionism; move from big stars to a B ensemble (Ida Lupino and company, plus Vincent Price) who give it their all. Here the Langian shadows and vectors are convergent plotlines, as the...   More >

Monday, August 12, 2019

EHS 403 RUA On-Boarding

Course | August 12 | 10:30-11:30 a.m. | 370 University Hall

 JS

 Office of Environment, Health & Safety

Professional Program in Graphic Design

Information Session | August 12 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | 505 UC Berkeley Extension (SF Campus at 160 Spear St.)

 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

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

MEng Class of 2020 Orientation

Orientation | August 13 | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Pauley Ballroom

 Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership

The UC Berkeley Master of Engineering Class of 2020 will gather for their orientation to kick off their Fall bootcamp and academic year.

 Only open to Berkeley MEng Class of 2020.

BPM 202 Communicating with Impact

Workshop | August 13 | 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. | #24 University Hall

 Human Resources

This workshop is for UC Berkeley Staff. The content covers fundamental tools and techniques to communicate effectively with your team, colleagues, manager, and other across the organization.

  Register online

Humans Read in Tooth and Claw

Seminar | August 13 | 9-9:30 a.m. | Barrows Hall, ON-AIR ONLY, Radio broadcast, 90.7 FM

 Marianne Brasil, Department of Integrative Biology; Andrew Saintsing, Department of Integrative Biology

 KALX

Tune in to The Graduates this Tuesday for an interview with Marianne Brasil from the Department of Integrative Biology at UC Berkeley. Marianne is a PhD candidate whose research focuses on the evolution of human beings.

Marianne in the field

August Open Berkeley Site Builder Training

Workshop | August 13 | 9:30-11:30 a.m. | 104A Banway Building

 2111 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94720

 Information Services and Technology (IST)

Open Berkeley Site Builder Training sessions cover the fundamentals of the Open Berkeley turnkey website solution.

Yogendra Yadav | Politics after Modi: Hegemony and Counter-Hegemony

Lecture | August 13 | 12-2 p.m. | 10 Stephens Hall

 Yogendra Yadav, Indian politician, psephologist and academic

 Pranab Bardhan, Professor of Graduate School at the Department of Economics

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies, Master of Development Practice, Institute of International Studies

A talk by Yogendra Yadav, Indian politician, activist and well known election analyst.

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.

Designated Subjects Adult Education and Career Technical Education Teaching Credentials Online Information Session

Information Session | August 13 | 12:15-12:45 p.m. |  Online

 UC Berkeley Extension

Find out how to succeed in a career teaching adults with diverse needs. Our classroom-based professional programs enable you to teach in adult education or career technical education, with or without a California Designated Subjects teaching credential.

  Register online

FULL: Intoxicating Plants Tour

Tour/Open House | August 13 | 1-2 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join us for a leisurely stroll through the Garden to learn about the plants people have used to heal pain, cause pain, bring about pleasure, celebrate the sacred, and symbolize faith. Cultures from around the world will be represented.

Free with Garden admission, no pre-registration required.

Free with Garden Admission

 THIS CLASS IS FULL. Register online

Microsoft Excel Scenario Analysis

Course | August 13 | 1:30-4 p.m. | 28 University Hall

 Human Resources

This course details the process of analyzing data scenarios using Microsoft Excel calculations and feature sets. Emphasis is placed on detection of cell and range equivalencies and anomalies. Learning Objectives * Create formulas and functions to validate equal cell values or detect discrepancies. * Generate Sparklines to graphically render variations in data sets. * Create conditional functions...   More >

  Register online

Special Seminar: Fibring of manifolds and groups

Seminar | August 13 | 2-3 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

 Dawid Kielak, University of Bielefeld

 Department of Mathematics

A central question in 3-manifold topology was the Virtual Fibring Conjecture of Thurston, which states that every closed hyperbolic $3$-manifold virtually fibres over the circle. We will discuss Ian Agol's proof of the conjecture, and investigate how one can prove similar statements in the realm of group theory.

Special Seminar: Property (T) for $Aut(F_n)$

Seminar | August 13 | 4-5 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

 Dawid Kielak, University of Bielefeld

 Department of Mathematics

We will look into an inductive approach to establishing Kazhdan's property (T) for $SL_n({\mathbb Z})$ and $Aut(F_n)$, and see how one can use computer calculations to cover the base case of the induction.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

MSW Admissions Information Session

Information Session | August 14 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 5 Haviland Hall

 Social Welfare, School of

This group admissions advising session is designed to provide an overview of the admissions process and degree requirements of the MSW program.

The MSW Admissions Information Session will be held in the School of Social Welfare, located in Haviland Hall (Room 5) on the north side of the Berkeley campus.

Toastmasters on Campus Club: Learn public speaking

Meeting | January 14, 2015 – December 18, 2019 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.

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About the PMP® Exam

Panel Discussion | August 14 | 6:30-9:30 p.m. | 609 UC Berkeley Extension (SF Campus at 160 Spear St.)

 UC Berkeley Extension

The Project Management Institute (PMI)® Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification is the most highly regarded credential in the profession. World-wide, there are over 825,000 PMPs, and it is one of the most common requirements in project manager job descriptions.

There is only one path to obtaining this credential—you have to pass the PMP exam.

That is easier said than done,...   More >

  Register online

Cameraperson

Film - Feature | August 14 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Emiko Omori, Filmmaker, Trashed: The Lost World of May’s Studios

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Kirsten Johnson has been the principal cinematographer on more than forty documentaries. For her, “The joys of being a documentary cameraperson are endless . . . and yet, the dilemmas I face while holding my camera are formidable.” In Cameraperson, she assembles a selection of her footage—whose subjects include a Nigerian midwife, an Afghan boy, and Jacques Derrida, as well as her twin children...   More >

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Transfer to Excellence REU Research Poster Session

Miscellaneous | August 15 | 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. | 300 Sutardja Dai Hall

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

The Transfer-to-Excellence Research Experiences for Undergraduates programs provides California community college students with nine-weeks of hands-on research experience in the laboratories of UC Berkeley professors. On August 15th, the 2019 cohort will be presenting their research posters to all interested parties. Research topics range across STEM fields.

Design Thinking Tools to Build Your Career

Workshop | August 15 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 24 University Hall

 Human Resources

Feeling stuck? Unsure about your next career step? Curious about how to get started in a new field or role? This workshop employs design thinking to explore how you can create a sustainable life and work where you thrive. Learn tools to help you navigate your career path, get unstuck, and try out easy changes to increase your wellbeing and satisfaction at work.

  Register online

Microsoft SharePoint Site Design

Course | August 15 | 1:30-3 p.m. |  Virtual Classroom

 Human Resources

This course details the process of designing new SharePoint Sites and Subsites. Emphasis is placed on App management, security permissions, and content design and formatting. Learning Objectives * Understand the underlying structure and hierarchy of Sites, Subsites, and Apps. * Preview examples of key SharePoint Site templates and baseline features. * Create a new SharePoint Site and define...   More >

  Register online

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

SOLD OUT: Redwood Grove Summer Concerts: Chris Pureka + Willy Tea Taylor

Performing Arts - Music | August 15 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden, Redwood Grove

 Chris Pureka; Willy Tea Taylor

 Botanical Garden

Chris Pureka is a Portland-based singer-songwriter whose body of work has resonated deeply with these seemingly disparate milieus. At the age of 18, a discerning and intimate set by Greg Brown at the Strawberry Music Festival inspired Willy Tea Taylor to pursue life as a folk singer.

General $26 / UCBG Members $24 / Youth (5 - 17) $15

 SOLD OUT.

Young the Giant: with guests: Fitz and the Tantrums, Alice Merton

Performing Arts - Music | August 15 | 6 p.m. |  Hearst Greek Theatre

 Another Planet Entertainment

The fourth album from Young the Giant, ​Mirror Master​ is a layered meditation on identity in modern life, an emotionally charged look at the dangers of illusion and possibilities of freedom. “Within one single day, we’re all so many different people,” says Gadhia, lead vocalist for the L.A.-based band.

  Buy tickets online

Professional Program in User-Experience (UX) Design

Information Session | August 15 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | 505 UC Berkeley Extension (SF Campus at 160 Spear St.)

 UC Berkeley Extension

UC Berkeley Extension's Professional Program in User-Experience Design gives you the training and knowledge you need to develop a portfolio to prepare to enter the field of UX design. Our instructors are experienced designers who bring real-world case studies and challenges to illuminate the theory behind UX. Find out how you can benefit from this curriculum and advance in the field.

 Free. Register online

Kwaidan

Film - Feature | August 15 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Breathtakingly photographed on hand-painted sets, Kwaidan is at once a Japanese woodcut writ large, and an abstract wash of luminescent colors that seem to come from another world. An electronic soundtrack by avant-garde composer Toru Takemitsu plays hauntingly with natural sounds—crickets, rain, the cracking of wood, the loud silence of snow. Yet the stories—four of Lafcadio Hearn’s ghostly...   More >

Full: Amy X Neuburg

Performing Arts - Music | August 15 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Amy X Neuburg

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Bay Area icon Amy X Neuburg performs a singular blend of virtuosic vocals and live electronics, often with digital looping, in what she has dubbed “avant-cabaret.” She presents original songs, using her four-octave vocal range and wicked sense of humor to create social commentary that is both powerful and highly entertaining.

Friday, August 16, 2019

Integral Taiji and Qigong

Workshop | August 16 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

You are invited to participate in Integral Taiji & Qigong classes at the UC Botanical Garden. Our classes will focus on somatic, psycho-spiritual, ecological, and cosmological dimensions of taiji (tai chi) and qigong.

Free with Garden Admission

  Register online or by calling 510-664-7606

Certificate Program in Writing Online Information Session

Information Session | August 16 | 12-1 p.m. |  Online

 UC Berkeley Extension

Learn how our writing program can formalize your training, prime your work for publication or prepare for graduate study in writing. The curriculum has been developed with directors of several San Francisco Bay Area M.F.A. programs and approved by UC Berkeley's English Department.

  Register online

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

Building Your Compass: Exploration for Seasoned Staff

Workshop | August 16 | 1:30-3:30 p.m. | 24 University Hall

 Human Resources

This 4-part series is intended for staff who want to shape the culminating 5-10 years of their careers to leverage their generativity and experience at a life stage when the factors that most enrich their engagement, satisfaction and reward may be shifting. Over 4 sessions, the series will look to the past, present and future to explore the facets of your own particular "compass." Registering...   More >

How to Write a Research Proposal Workshop

Workshop | August 16 | 4-5 p.m. | 14 Durant Hall

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

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Need to write a grant proposal? This workshop is for you! You'll get a head start on defining your research question, developing a lit review and project plan, presenting your qualifications, and creating a realistic budget.

Open to all UC Berkeley students.

The Avett Brothers: with guests: Lake Street Dive

Performing Arts - Music | August 16 | 6:30 p.m. |  Hearst Greek Theatre

 Another Planet Entertainment

When you’re receptive to the forces around you, you’ll notice there’s something powerful in the air. It’s that feeling of inspiration to which The Avett Brothers consistently remain open.” It’s a spirit that courses through everything that they do. You could call it a “creative lifeblood” or a “muse”, but it’s ultimately indefinable.

  Buy tickets online

3 Faces

Film - Feature | August 16 | 6:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Iranian director Jafar Panahi’s fourth feature since he was officially banned from filmmaking in his home country, this captivating road movie feels very much like an homage to Abbas Kiarostami. Panahi and his female traveling companion, Behnaz Jafari, play themselves on a journey to a tiny village near the Turkish border, where they are in search of a young woman and her family. “A sly fictional...   More >

Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars

Film - Feature | August 16 | 8:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

“By 1971, David Bowie had failed to make a mark in either the UK or US pop market apart from the single “Space Oddity.” His fifth album, The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, changed everything: his music, his persona, and his fame. His self-dramatization as Ziggy allowed him to assume and perform a role that previously he had disdained: a rock ’n’ roll star. After...   More >

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Science Lecture - Black Holes, Big and Small- A laser-guided adaptive optics view

Lecture | August 17 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 131 Campbell Hall

 Jessica Lu, Department of Astronomy

 Science@Cal

Black holes come in at least two varieties. Supermassive black holes lay at the centers of galaxies and, while not theoretically predicted, have been definitively proven to exist using observations of stars’ orbits at the heart of the Milky Way. Stellar mass black holes are predicted to exist in large numbers — 100 million in our Galaxy alone — but only two dozen have been found, all in binaries....   More >

A laser beam directed toward the centre of the Milky Way. Image:ESO/Yuri Beletsky

Christ Stopped at Eboli: (Cristo si è fermato a Eboli)

Film - Feature | August 17 | 1 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

In the mountain village of Gagliano, in the impoverished Lucania region of south-central Italy, a proverb reflects the unchanging nature of the inhabitants’ isolation: even Christ stopped at Eboli, the town at the bottom of the bare and craggy hill. In 1935 Carlo Levi, the leftist writer, physician, and painter, was banished by the Fascist government to three years’ exile in Gagliano. His...   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

And Life Goes On...: (Zendegi va digar hich),(Life and Nothing More)

Film - Feature | August 17 | 6 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

In the aftermath of the 1990 earthquake in northern Iran that killed some fifty thousand people, Kiarostami returned to the setting of Where Is the Friend’s Home? seeking to find out the fate of his nonprofessional child stars. In the devastated landscape, expecting to find death, Kiarostami found life, and proceeded to transform it into cinema. A filmmaker and his son go along the destroyed...   More >

The Avett Brothers: with guests: Lake Street Dive

Performing Arts - Music | August 17 | 6:30 p.m. |  Hearst Greek Theatre | Tickets sold out

 Another Planet Entertainment

When you’re receptive to the forces around you, you’ll notice there’s something powerful in the air. It’s that feeling of inspiration to which The Avett Brothers consistently remain open.” It’s a spirit that courses through everything that they do. You could call it a “creative lifeblood” or a “muse”, but it’s ultimately indefinable.

  Sold out. Sold Out Buy tickets online

Day for Night: (La nuit américaine)

Film - Feature | August 17 | 8 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Truffaut gives us a behind-the-scenes romantic comedy in which the love interest is moviemaking. Every love affair must have its complications, and so the production-within-the-production is plagued by accidents, erotic misadventures, and wayward performers, including an alcoholically forgetful diva, an imported ingénue not quite over her nervous breakdown, and an uncooperative kitten—plus, of...   More >

Exhibits and Ongoing Events

Dinosaurs in Motion

Exhibit - Sculpture | July 22 – September 2, 2019 every day | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

Dinosaurs in Motion is an amazing blend of science, art, and innovation using 14 magnificent, fully interactive, anatomically inspired, recycled life-size metal dinosaur sculptures to engage and educate like never before!

Pleasure, Poison, Prescription, Prayer: The Worlds of Mind-Altering Substances

Exhibit - Artifacts | March 15 – December 15, 2019 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Hearst Museum of Anthropology

 Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

If you sip a cup of coffee, are you on drugs? If you try psychedelics, are you committing a crime? If you have a sweet tooth, are you a sugar addict?


Since the beginning of human existence, peoples of the world have altered their minds with countless plant-based substances. They have done so for many reasons, ranging from pleasure to health to ceremony, with effects both harmful and benign,...   More >

Art Wall: Carlos Amorales

Exhibit - Painting | March 27 – October 13, 2019 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

In this new commission for the BAMPFA Art Wall, entitled Ghost Demonstration, Amorales draws from the multiple histories of mural art in Mexico, the political demonstrations that occurred in Berkeley in the 1960s (as well as more recent events), and protests in the United Kingdom in the 1980s. In order to make this monumental mural, the artist used stencils of slogans from Berkeley protest...   More >

Unlimited: Recent Gifts from the William Goodman and Victoria Belco Photography Collection

Exhibit - Photography | March 27 – September 1, 2019 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

This exhibition celebrates a major gift of photography, donated over a period of several years, from Berkeley collectors William Goodman and Victoria Belco in memory of their daughter Teresa Goodman. While the exhibition features some historical photographs, such as pictures by the early twentieth-century French photographer Jacques-Henri Lartigue (most of whose work was made between the ages of...   More >

Sunday Funday: International Year of the Periodic Table

Exhibit - Sculpture | August 11 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

2019 is the International Year of the Periodic Table! Join Lawrence Berkeley Lab as we have activities and discussions about why the periodic table deserves celebration.

 

  RSVP online.