<< Week of January 12 >>

Sunday, January 12, 2020

Cal vs Stanford Women's Basketball Hoops Party

Special Event | January 12 | 2:30-4:30 p.m. |  Alumni House

 Cal Alumni Association

Join fellow Cal Women's Basketball fans at Alumni House before the Golden Bears take on the mighty Stanford Cardinal in this exciting early-season PAC-12 match-up! The anticipation of this game is palpable, considering last year's dramatic last-second, one point Golden Bears’s victory at Haas. Enjoy delicious food and drink, a pre-game coach's chalk talk, and a performance by the Cal Band and the...   More >

Mass in Troubled Times: Berkeley Community Chorus and Orchestra

Performing Arts - Music | January 12 | 3 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 YoonGeong Lee, soprano; Anne Maguire, alto; Andrew Turner, tenor; Edward Vogel, bass

 Berkeley Community Chorus and Orchestra

Haydn Lord Nelson Mass (#11 in D minor)
Mozart Coronation Mass (K.317 in C major)

Ming Luke, Conductor

The Elephant Man

Film - Feature | January 12 | 4:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

In recreating the story of John Merrick, the Victorian who was reputed to be “the ugliest man alive,” David Lynch effects a study of prejudice, voyeurism, and human dignity. Merrick was born with neurofibromatosis, giving him an enlarged head, a twisted spine, and facial deformities. As an adult, he is a virtual prisoner of a traveling freak show until the surgeon Frederick Treves (Anthony...   More >

Women's Basketball vs. Stanford

Sport - Intercollegiate - Basketball | January 12 | 5 p.m. |  Haas Pavilion

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Women's Basketball hosts Stanford at Haas Pavilion.

The Oak

Film - Feature | January 12 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Returning to Romania after a decades-long exile in Paris, theater director and filmmaker Lucian Pintilie fashioned this blisteringly apocalyptic parable/farce, appropriately set during the last days of Ceauşescu’s rule. A willfully independent Bucharest schoolteacher and a talented doctor find their skills are no match for the incompetence, brutality, and general insanity of Romania, where...   More >

Monday, January 13, 2020

Special IB Seminar

Seminar | January 13 | 1-2 p.m. | 4110 Valley Life Sciences Building

 John Bailey, Hopland Research and Extension Center, UC

 Department of Integrative Biology

The UC Hopland Research and Extension Center (HREC) is a 5,358 acre facility located roughly two hours north of the UC Berkeley campus, open to use by all UC faculty and dedicated to providing a location for research work and educational offerings. The extensive landscape offers tremendous biodiversity in a variety of microclimates and elevations. Archaeological sites, perennial waterbodies, and...   More >

The Korean Peninsula Peace Process: Opportunities and Challenges

Lecture | January 13 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Doe Library, Room 180

 Chung-in Moon, Special Advisor to the ROK President for Foreign Affairs and National Security

 Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Center for Korean Studies (CKS), East Asia Foundation

President Moon Jae-in has undertaken an ambitious Korean peace initiative since May 2017. Under this initiative, he successfully transformed the year of acute crisis in 2017 into a new beginning of peace in 2018. However, as the Hanoi summit between President Trump and Chairman Kim Jong Un in late February failed to produce any agreement, his peace initiative is facing major challenges. Whereas...   More >

Chung-in Moon

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Tech for Good: A French vision for the 4th industrial revolution

Lecture | January 14 | 11 a.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Philippe Étienne, Ambassador of France to the United States

 Institute of Transportation Studies

Ambassador of France to the US, Philippe Etienne, for a special talk Tech for Good: A French vision for the 4th industrial revolution, on Jan. 14 in 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building at 11 a.m.

Labor Lunch Seminar: NO MEETING

Seminar | January 14 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall | Canceled

 Center for Labor Economics

Certificate Program in College Admissions and Career Planning Online Information Session

Information Session | January 14 | 12-12:30 p.m. |  Online

 Sigrid Mueller, M.A., UC Berkeley Extension, program director

 UC Berkeley Extension

Instructors and staff present information about directing others in their quest for higher education and career fulfillment. Learn about career opportunities, curriculum requirements and specific course content for both programs.

  Register online

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.

The Pinch: Have the Old Stolen the Future of the Young?: A talk with David Willetts

Lecture | January 14 | 4-5 p.m. | 2232 Piedmont, Seminar Room

 Rt Hon. Lord David Willetts, President of the Advisory Council and Intergenerational Centre, Resolution Foundation

 Department of Demography, Center on the Economics and Demography of Aging (CEDA)

A talk with the David Willetts, author of The Pinch, former Member of Parliament, now member of the House of Lords, and former Minister for Universities and Science in the Cameron cabinet.

How to (Machine) Read a Novel: Modeling Events and Information in Literary Fiction

Special Event | January 14 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. |  South Hall

 Matthew Sims

 Information, School of

Novels pose unique challenges overlooked by current natural language processing systems.

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

RAPDP - Intermediate - Non-Federal Cost Policy and Compliance

Workshop | January 15 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | 24 University Hall

 Human Resources

Synopsis: An intermediate workshop that builds upon Federal Cost Policy and Compliance by using case studies to explore the types of terms and conditions often found in non-Federal sponsored agreements. Learning Objectives: • Recognize the obligation to spend and report in accordance with the agreement • Identify the RA’s responsibilities regarding financial compliance (from cradle to grave) •...   More >

  Register online

Curator’s Talk: Apsara DiQuinzio on Ron Nagle

Lecture | January 15 | 12 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Join exhibition curator Apsara DiQuinzio for an engaging, expert tour of Ron Nagle: Handsome Drifter. DiQuinzio, BAMPFA’s senior curator of modern and contemporary art and Phyllis C. Wattis MATRIX Curator, offers insights into Nagle’s work from several angles, including his history at UC Berkeley, the Bay Area context, and his interest in Surrealism.

Languages of the Landscape: The Cedar Mesa Perishables Project

Film - Documentary | January 15 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Laurie Webster, Independent Researcher and Visiting Scholar, School of Anthropology, University of Arizona

 Archaeological Research Facility

A documentary film discussing diverse approaches to the study of these collections, relationships of these technologies to the desert landscape, and cultural continuities with modern Pueblo traditions.

Applied Math Seminar: Prediction of random and chaotic dynamics in nonlinear optics

Seminar | January 15 | 4-5 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall | Note change in location

 Amir Sagiv, Columbia University

 Department of Mathematics

The prediction of interactions between nonlinear laser beams is a longstanding open problem. A traditional assumption is that these interactions are deterministic. We have shown, however, that in the nonlinear Schrodinger equation (NLS) model of laser propagation, beams lose their initial phase information in the presence of input noise. Thus, the interactions between beams become unpredictable...   More >

San Francisco World History Reading Group: Empire of Guns: the violent making of the Industrial Revolution by Priya Satia

Meeting | January 15 | 5-7 p.m. |  Civic Center Secondary School

 1995 Golden Gate Ave, San Francisco, CA 94102

 ORIAS (Office of Resources for International and Area Studies)

Teachers in ORIAS World History Reading Groups read one book each month within a global studies theme. Participants meet monthly to eat and spend two hours in collegial conversation. It is a relaxing, intellectually rich atmosphere for both new and experienced teachers.

 This event is for k-14 teachers.

  Register online or or by emailing Shane Carter at orias@berkeley.edu

Post-Baccalaureate Health Professions Program

Information Session | January 15 | 6-7:30 p.m. | 6 UC Berkeley Extension (Belmont Center)

 UC Berkeley Extension

Gain academic preparation in the sciences along with personalized advising to enhance your application to medical, dental or veterinary school, as well as to advanced degree programs in medical- and health-related fields.

  Register online

Toastmasters on Campus Club: Learn public speaking

Workshop | January 15 – December 16, 2020 every Wednesday | 6:15-7:30 p.m. | 3111 Etcheverry Hall

 Toastmasters on Campus

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

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

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

The Night of the Hunter

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

An atmospheric allegory of good and evil, The Night of the Hunter stars Robert Mitchum as Harry Powell, a pulpitless preacher with LOVE and HATE tattooed on his knuckles. Hot after some purloined booty, Powell chases two innocent children across a menacing rural landscape where only nature stands fast against man’s moral decay. Charles Laughton’s Southern Gothic masterpiece takes on a fabulous...   More >

Thursday, January 16, 2020

“Quantum sensor” assisted magnetic resonance

Seminar | January 16 | 10-11 a.m. | 100 Lewis Hall

 Dr. Ashok Ajoy

 College of Chemistry

Spring 2020 Special Seminar: Programming Biomaterials with Microscale and Synthetic Biology Engineering

Seminar | January 16 | 10:30-11:30 a.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Angelo Mao, Wyss Technology Fellow and postdoctoral associate at the Wyss Institute at Harvard Medical School

 Bioengineering (BioE)

Tunable biomaterials underlie numerous approaches for therapy, diagnostics, and basic biological research. Developing methods to shape materials with appropriate properties is needed for successful deployment of material-based strategies. In this seminar, I will highlight concepts for engineering material properties that leverage microfluidic technologies and synthetic biology, respectively. I...   More >

Why is that there? Feature tuning across the visual cortex

Seminar | January 16 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Berkeley Way West, 2121 Berkeley Way, Room 1203

 Talia Konkle, Harvard University

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

What drives the functional organization of the visual system? All proposals balance the causal roles of two pressures: innately specified cortical patterning mechanisms, establishing large-scale network architecture, and self-organizing mechanisms driven by the statistics of natural experience, effecting local organization. In part 1, I will characterize the functional organization of...   More >

Accounting Career Night

Special Event | January 16 | 5:15-8:30 p.m. | 609 UC Berkeley Extension (SF Campus at 160 Spear St.)

 UC Berkeley Extension

Join us for UC Berkeley Extension's Accounting Career Night.

We bring together industry leaders, recruiters, current students, alumni, prospective students, and members of the Bay Area professional accounting community for a networking reception and panel discussion. If you want to know more about the range of roles accounting professionals can pursue and what's required to enter and advance...   More >

 FREE. Register online

Certificate Program in Student Affairs and Higher-Education Administration

Information Session | January 16 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | 104 Dwinelle Hall

 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

Earthquakes in our Backyard: UCB CLEAR PubScience Event

Lecture | January 16 | 6-7:30 p.m. |  Little Hill Lounge

 10753 San Pablo Ave., El Cerrito, CA 94530

 Peggy Hellweg, UC Berkeley

 UC Berkeley CLEAR

The Hayward Fault, in our East Bay backyard, is a big earthquake hazard. What have we learned recently? What are we doing to improve earthquake outcomes? What can you do to be prepared?

The White Sheik

Film - Feature | January 16 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Fellini’s first solo directorial effort is a farce about the collision of fantasy and reality. A pair of provincial newlyweds (Leopoldo Trieste and Brunella Bovo) arrive in Rome with plans for a visit with relatives and an audience with the Pope. But first, the naive young bride sets out to meet her heartthrob, the White Sheik (Alberto Sordi), hero of a fumetto photo-comic strip—leading to a...   More >

Friday, January 17, 2020

Spring 2020 EAP Orientation

Orientation | January 17 | 8 a.m.-12 p.m. | 1 LeConte Hall

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Berkeley International Office is excited to welcome you at Spring Orientation! We are planning a full schedule to introduce you to the campus, meet new friends, learn how to be academically successful, and provide opportunities to get your questions answered.

This will be a special session for EAP students during Golden Bear Orientation. Degree-seeking international students should continue to...   More >

BPM 101 Principles of People Management

Workshop | January 17 | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | 24 University Hall

 Human Resources

This workshop is for UC Berkeley Staff. The content explains the roles and expectations of people managers at UC Berkeley and the relationship of these roles to the larger organization.

Plants Illustrated Exhibit 2020: Rare and Endangered Plants of the World

Special Event | January 17 – February 5, 2020 every day with exceptions | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join us for the 11th 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 rare and endangered plants of the world featuring plants in the Garden's collection.

Deppea splendens 'Cristobal' Image by Jill Petersen

Extracting hidden information from your fluorescence microscope

Seminar | January 17 | 10-11 a.m. | 100 Lewis Hall

 Dr. Mikael Backlund

 College of Chemistry

View from the Top: Dr. Morris Chang (CANCELED): In conversation with Dean Tsu-Jae King Liu

Lecture | January 17 | 10:30-11:30 a.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium, 3rd floor | Canceled

 Dr. Morris Chang, Founder, Former Chairman and CEO, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company (TSMC)

 Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley College of Engineering

View from the Top: Dr. Morris Chang

After the Algorithm: Making Machine Learning Work in Healthcare

Lecture | January 17 | 3-4 p.m. | Genentech Hall, UCSF, Genentech Hall Room N114

 600 16th St, San Francisco, CA 94158

 Leonard D’Avolio, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Cyft

 Berkeley Institute for Data Science, UCSF Bakar Computational Health Sciences Institute

Abstract: In his talk, titled "After the Algorithm: Making Machine Learning Work for Healthcare," Leonard D'Avolio, Ph.D. shares lessons learned from 15 years of experience designing, developing, and deploying machine learning-enabled systems in academic, government, philanthropic, and industrial healthcare environments. This talk is a painfully honest view of the promise and potential of machine...   More >

Faces Places

Film - Feature | January 17 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

In this remarkable documentary about art, society, life, and death, Varda teams up with hipster artist JR on a road trip to rural France and its working-class communities, where they meet with the locals and create installations of large-scale photographic portraits. The tender friendship that is formed between Varda and JR is just one element of this enchanting work that binds two kindred...   More >

Saturday, January 18, 2020

School of Social Welfare’s 14th Annual Social Justice Symposium: Cultivating Community Power and Resistance

Conference/Symposium | January 18 | 9 a.m.-3 p.m. |  Martin Luther King Jr. Middle School

 1781 Rose Street, Berkeley, CA 94703

 Various social justice organizations, Downtown Streets Team, Berkeley

 Social Welfare, School of

Each year, students in the School of Social Welfare organize this community-oriented event to encourage knowledge-sharing through workshops, activities, and a keynote speaker, all focused on social justice.

Plants Illustrated Exhibit 2020: Rare and Endangered Plants of the World

Special Event | January 17 – February 5, 2020 every day with exceptions | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join us for the 11th 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 rare and endangered plants of the world featuring plants in the Garden's collection.

Science Lecture - The Hidden world of vibrations

Lecture | January 18 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building

 Damian O. Elias, Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management


As humans, our appreciation of the natural world is tied to our senses and the sights, sounds, and smells we experience. Recent scientific research however has shown just how limited this viewpoint is. The majority of life on earth use sights, sounds, and smells that are imperceptible to humans and with the help of technology, researchers have finally started to open up this hidden world. In this...   More >

The hidden world of vibrations

My Life as a Zucchini

Film - Animated | January 18 | 2:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

This wonderfully creative film has been celebrated for its stylized stop-motion animation and sympathetic treatment of life’s hardships. Our protagonist, a boy nicknamed Zucchini, comes to live in a foster home for orphans, where he eventually learns to trust and love others. This accomplished debut feature from director Claude Barras, based on a script by Céline Sciamma (Girlhood, Tomboy), was...   More >

Le bonheur

Film - Feature | January 18 | 4 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

In this strikingly colorful, lyrical film, Varda contemplates happiness. François, a carpenter, is happy with his wife; he is happier still when he takes a mistress. For him it is not a question of loving one or the other; he loves both, and wants them to share a life together. This triangular relationship is examined within a circular structure. The film begins and ends with blissful family...   More >

Men's Gymnastics vs. Air Force

Sport - Intercollegiate - Gymnastics | January 18 | 4 p.m. |  Haas Pavilion

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Men's Gymnastics hosts Air Force at Haas Pavilion.

Daniela Gesundheit: Alphabet of Wrongdoing

Film - Feature | January 18 | 5 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Alphabet of Wrongdoing is the newest musical project from Snowblink’s Daniela Gesundheit, exploring ceremonial Jewish prayer songs and blessings that encircle themes of reckoning, forgiveness, mortality, striving, and atonement, reimagined for secular audiences and secular spaces. The texts and melodies are traditional and ancient; the context and arrangements are modern, impressionistic, and...   More >

Exhibits and Ongoing Events

The Languages of Berkeley: An Online Exhibition

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

 Library, Berkeley Language Center

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

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

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


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

Power to the People

You Are On Indian Land: There There (On the Same Page 2019): An Exhibit of Library Collections relating to the Native American community of Oakland

Exhibit - Multimedia | August 26, 2019 – January 31, 2020 every day | Moffitt Undergraduate Library, 3rd floor


Tommy Orange's debut novel, There There, is this year's On the Same Page program reading. The entire campus community is encouraged to read the book and participate in classes and events this Fall.

“Orange’s debut is an ambitious meditation on identity and its broken alternatives, on myth filtered through the lens of time and poverty and urban life. Its many short chapters are told through a...   More >

 Show UCB ID to enter Moffitt Library

Photographs by Ken Light: American Stories

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

 Townsend Center for the Humanities

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

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

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

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

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

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