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Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Fall 2017 Architecture Sustainability Colloquium

Colloquium | August 25 – December 1, 2017 every day | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

FRIDAYS - AUG 25 through DEC 1. CHECK THE SCHEDULE FOR SPEAKERS. Bay Area Leaders discuss topics in sustainability.

*Garden Closed*

Special Event | October 4 |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Due to construction, the Garden will be closed today for public safety.
We sincerely apologize for this inconvenience!

*CANCELLED* Wellness Wednesdays in the Garden: Flower Power Yoga| Grow and Go with Chai!

Workshop | October 4 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Due to unexpected construction to improve accessibility at the front entrance of the Garden, Wellness Wednesday - Yoga in the Garden is cancelled for Wednesday, October 4. Please join us next week!

“Science at Play!”

Seminar | October 4 | 12-1 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Michelle Khine, UC Irvine

 Bioengineering (BioE)

The challenge of micro- and nano-fabrication lies in the difficulties and costs associated with patterning at such high resolution. To make such promising technology – which could enable pervasive health monitoring and disease detection/surveillance - more accessible and pervasive, there is a critical need to develop a manufacturing approach such that prototypes as well as complete manufactured...   More >

Noon Concert: Cello + Piano

Performing Arts - Music | October 4 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

Burke Schuchmann, cello
Martha Wasley, piano
Cello + Piano
MENDELSSOHN Sonata for Cello and Piano in D major
BEETHOVEN Variations for Cello and Piano


Featuring the Music Department’s varied and diverse performance activities, the Department of Music presents a series of free weekly concerts each semester in Hertz Hall. Inaugurated in...   More >

Towards a Sustainable Archaeology Praxis: Lesson from St. Croix, USVI

Lecture | October 4 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Justin Dunnavant, University of California, Santa Cruz

 Archaeological Research Facility

The relationship between archaeologists and stakeholder communities has become a topic of introspection for researchers within the field. Throughout the years, communities have become increasingly involved in the various phases of research design, interpretation, and knowledge dissemination. Building upon these discussions, archaeologists and heritage professionals in St. Croix, USVI are...   More >

On Curating Film: From theaters to galleries: Arts + Design Wednesdays at BAMPFA

Lecture | October 4 | 12-1:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Kate MacKay, Associate Film Curator, UC Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive

 Arts + Design

Kate MacKay, Associate Film Curator at BAMPFA, will discuss her experience as a film curator - from festivals, to museum theatres to galleries - using specific case studies from her curatorial work

Kate MacKay is Associate Film Curator at the University of California Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive. She has served as the programmer and interim artistic director of The...   More >

Curating the Moving Image: From Cinemas to Galleries with Kate MacKay

Lecture | October 4 | 12-1 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Kate MacKay, associate film curator at BAMPFA, discusses her experience as a film curator—from festivals to museum theaters to galleries—using specific case studies from her curatorial work.

Plant and Microbial Biology Plant Seminar: "Cheating, community context, and coevolution in the yucca-yucca moth mutualism"

Seminar | October 4 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall

 Kari Segraves, Syracuse University

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

Understanding biodiversity requires more than identifying the number of species on earth. We must also elucidate how species interactions govern the dynamics of communities, ecosystems, and species diversity. My lab uses a broad combination of approaches including experimental ecology, field observations, molecular phylogenetics, and population genetics to understand the role that interspecific...   More >

Refworks: Citation Management with Google Docs

Workshop | October 4 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, Bioscience & Natural Resources Library / 2101

 Susan Koskinen, Librarian, UC Berkeley


This hands-on workshop will cover citation management, inserting references, footnotes and creating bibliographies in Word and Google docs. Bring your laptop or use our desktops.

City as Nexus: Global Urban Humanities Fall 2017 Colloquium

Colloquium | August 30 – November 15, 2017 every Wednesday with exceptions | 12-1:30 p.m. | Wurster Hall, 494, South Tower

Various Guest Lecturers, Global Urban Humanities Initiative

 Global Urban Humanities

Fall 2017 (1 Unit)
Rhetoric 198-3 (Class Nbr: 21377) and CYPLAN 198-2 (Class Nbr: 12006)
Rhetoric 244A (Class Nbr: 46989) and CYPLAN 298-2 (Class Nbr: 47047)
Instructor: Kevin Block
Instructor of record: Susan Moffat
Wednesdays, 12-1:30PM
Location: Cal Design Lab, Room 494 SE Wurster Hall

The city is a social nexus. It binds people, things, forces, ideas together as a crossroads, grid,...   More >

Colloquium: Consul General Sarkar and Prof. Bloemraad

Colloquium | October 4 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Rana Sarkar, Consul General, Consulate General of Canada in San Francisco; Irene Bloemraad, Professor, UC Berkeley

 Canadian Studies Program (CAN))

Consul General Rana Sarkar and Prof. Irene Bloemraad will discuss trade and immigration issues, including NAFTA and DACA.

Lunch provided by our friends at the Consulate General of Canada in San Francisco.

Round Table: Frontiers of Intelligent Systems and Soft Computing: Open discussion on topic, all levels of expertise welcome to join in

Seminar | October 4 | 12-1:50 p.m. | 443 Soda Hall

 Professor Ashok Deshpande, College of Engineering, Pune

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

The Discussion Leader will be Professor Ashok Deshpande

Keywords: Fuzzy logic & soft computing. Educational data mining (EDM), student’s academic performance, Zadeh-Deshpande formalism, degree of certainty.

Light refreshments served.

The Global Lives Project: Connecting communities through video with David Harris: CITRIS Fall 2017 Research Exchange Series

Seminar | October 4 | 12-1 p.m. | 310 Sutardja Dai Hall

 David Harris, Global Lives Project

 CITRIS and the Banatao Institute

Free and open to the public. Register online by Monday for a free lunch at UC Berkeley. The CITRIS Research Exchange Seminar Series is a weekly dialogue highlighting leading voices on societal-scale research issues. Each one-hour seminar starts at 12:00 pm Pacific time and is hosted live at Sutardja Dai Hall on the UC Berkeley campus.

  Register online

MVZ LUNCH SEMINAR: Barry Sinervo "Predation-Mediated Speciation in the Ring species Ensatina eschscholtzii: Aposematic, Batesian, and Cryptic Salamanders and their Predators"

Seminar | October 4 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 Grinnell-Miller Library

 Barry Sinervo

 Museum of Vertebrate Zoology

MVZ Lunch is a graduate level seminar series (IB264) based on current and recent vertebrate research. Professors, graduate students, staff, and visiting researchers present on current and past research projects. The seminar meets every Wednesday from 12- 1pm in the Grinnell-Miller Library. Enter through the MVZ's Main Office, 3101 Valley Life Sciences Building, and please let the receptionist...   More >

Legal Toolbox for Navigating a Loved One’s Care (BEUHS156)

Workshop | October 4 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

 Kathleen Day, Southworth Chavez & Day-Seiter in Orinda; Kristen Southworth, Southworth Chavez & Day-Seiter in Orinda

 Be Well at Work - Elder Care

Proper planning for a loved one’s or your future care takes careful thought which can reduce the stress and burden on the family during a crisis. The presenters will provide valuable legal information you may want in your toolbox when managing a loved one’s care.

• Helpful Legal Documents
• Arranging for Care
• Availability of Public Benefits, including VA and Medi-Cal

Kristen...   More >

Disability Insurance Income Saves Lives: Alexander Gelber, UC Berkeley Goldman School of Public Policy

Colloquium | October 4 | 12:10-1:10 p.m. | 2232 Piedmont, Seminar Room

 Alexander Gelber, Professor, UC Berkeley, Goldman School of Public Policy

 Population Science, Department of Demography

A lunch time talk and discussion session, featuring visiting and local scholars presenting their research on a wide range of topics of interest to demography.

Book Talk Series: La Nueva California: Latinos from Pioneers to Post-Millennials

Reading - Nonfiction | October 4 | 12:10-2 p.m. | 227 Haviland Hall

 David Hayes-Bautista


David Hayes-Bautista discusses his seminal work, La Nueva California: Latinos from Pioneers to Post-Millennials which paints a vivid portrait of Latino society in California by providing a wealth of details about work ethic, family strengths, business establishments, and the surprisingly robust health profile that yields an average life expectancy for Latinos five years longer than that of the...   More >

The Self in Social Inference: Antecedents and Consequences of Perspective Taking

Colloquium | October 4 | 12:10-1:15 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

 Andrew Todd, Assistant Professor, UC Davis

 Institute of Personality and Social Research

The ability to intuit what other people are thinking and feeling with some degree of accuracy is essential for effective communication and social coordination, making it important to understand both the factors that give rise to and the consequences that follow from perspective taking. In this talk, I’ll provide an overview of a program of research that examines the role of the self as an...   More >

Supreme Court 2017

Lecture | October 4 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. |  Freight and Salvage Coffeehouse

 2020 Addison, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)

Marshall Krause and Roy Ulrich will discuss the Supreme Court's 2017 term, including the ramifications of Neil Gorsuch's confirmation to the court.

3D Printing Basics

Workshop | October 4 | 1-2 p.m. | Moffitt Undergraduate Library, Makerspace - 1st floor


2D printing was starting to get boring... So now we have 3D printing! Crazy stuff!

If you want to learn how to 3D print, come join us for our first official training session for the Fall 2017 semester! No prior experience is needed!!
You also need to RSVP, which is totally FREE! AND after you receive training, you'll be able to 3D print anything you want for free as well! What a deal, right?...   More >

 Cal Id Required for access into Moffitt Library.

Study Abroad Office Hours at EOP

Information Session | October 4 | 1-3 p.m. | 119 César E. Chávez Student Center

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Are you an EOP student interested in studying abroad? A Berkeley Study Abroad Peer Adviser will be holding drop-in office hours at EOP every Wednesdays 1-3pm this semester. Come learn about different programs offered, study abroad scholarships, how to apply and additional services available.

Atrocities in Burma (Myanmar)

Lecture | October 4 | 1-2 p.m. | 134 Boalt Hall, School of Law

 Brad Adams, Human Rights Watch

 Boalt Hall Committee for Human Rights, Human Rights Center

Nearly half a million Rohingya have fled from Burma to neighboring Bangladesh to escape killings, arson, and other mass atrocities. The United Nations recently called the situation “a textbook case of ethnic cleansing.” Come learn about the mounting crisis in Burma’s Rakhine State from Brad Adams, executive director of Human Rights Watch’s Asia Division and professor of international human rights...   More >

Topology Seminar (Introductory Talk): Hyperbolic three-manifolds and surface subgroups

Seminar | October 4 | 2-3 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Jeremy Kahn, Brown University

 Department of Mathematics

We will briefly review the definition and basic properties of closed and finite-volume hyperbolic 3-manifolds, and take a few minutes to place them in context of 3-manifolds more generally. Then we will outline the speaker’s work with Vladimir Markovic, constructing nearly geodesic surfaces in every closed hyperbolic 3-manifold.

Coffee Break

Social Event | October 4 – December 6, 2017 every Wednesday with exceptions | 3-4 p.m. |  Julie's Cafe

 2562 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Coffee break is a welcoming weekly hour-long event at the wonderful Julie's Cafe, inviting international students to meet old friends and make new ones. It's a big campus, but at coffee break, everyone knows your name.

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

Workshop | October 4 | 3-4 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Leah Carroll

 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 >

Chaining, interpolation, and convexity

Seminar | October 4 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Ramon van Handel, Princeton University

 Department of Statistics

Classical estimates on the suprema of random processes in terms of metric
entropy have found widespread use in probability theory, statistics,
computer science, and other areas. Such estimates are powerful and easy to
use, but often fail to be sharp. To obtain sharp bounds, one must replace
these methods by a multiscale analogue known as the generic chaining that
was developed by Talagrand....   More >

Growing Old in a New City: Time, the Post-Colony and Making Nairobi Home

Colloquium | October 4 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 575 McCone Hall

 Bettina Ng'weno, University of California, Davis

 Department of Geography

Once imagined as a colonial city with restricted access to Africans and now planned as a “world class African metropolis,” the rapidly changing city of Nairobi has rarely been thought of as home. Nevertheless, the dreams and practices in old neighborhoods produced urban imaginaries and transformed the city. As yet another new Nairobi is taking shape, this article tries to understand what...   More >

EECS Colloquium: Mathematical Explorations and Visualizations with Code

Colloquium | October 4 | 4-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, 306 (HP Auditorium)

 Roger Antonsen, University of Oslo / UC Berkeley

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

The world of digital/algorithmic/generative art is blooming, and creative coding is becoming more and more popular. This talk is a part of a family of talks I give, where I try to highlight the connections between computer science, mathematics, and art. For the EECS Colloquium I will go more in depth and focus on the interplay between mathematical structures and programming, with many of my own...   More >

Violent Passions: Polygamy and Power in Early America

Lecture | October 4 | 4-6 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 Sarah Pearsall, University Senior Lecturer in the History of Early America and the Atlantic World, University of Cambridge

 Department of History

Sarah Pearsall is University Senior Lecturer in the History of Early America and the Atlantic World at Cambridge University. Her scholarship probes the intersections of gender, households, and sexuality with the development, maintenance, and end of colonies in a North Atlantic world. Her articles have appeared in Gender & History, the William & Mary Quarterly, the American Historical Review, and...   More >

Can we evolve beyond thermal separation processes?

Colloquium | October 4 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall

 Ryan Lively, Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology

 Department of Chemical Engineering

The rapid increase in global industrialization necessitates technology shifts in energy production, manufacturing, and carbon management techniques. Large energy costs in refineries, power plants, and manufacturing facilities using traditional separation techniques are currently a major opportunity for innovation. Approximately 10% of global energy use can be attributed to separation processes,...   More >

Rebellion and Repression in China, 1966-1969

Colloquium | October 4 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Andrew Walder, Sociology, Stanford University

 Heather Haveman, Sociology, UC Berkeley

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

Drawing on accounts in more than 2,200 published county and city annals, this presentation provides an overview of the successive waves of rebellion and repression that spread across China from mid-1966 to the end of 1969. Several new observations emerge from broad patterns in these accounts. First, the collapse of civilian state structures due to rebel power seizures spread with remarkable...   More >

Heterogeneity: opportunities for causal inference and prediction

Seminar | October 4 | 4-5 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Peter Bühlmann, ETH Zürich

 Department of Statistics

Heterogeneity in potentially large-scale data can be beneficially exploited for causal inference and more robust prediction. The key idea relies on invariance and stability across different heterogeneous regimes or sub-populations. What we term as "anchor regression" opens some novel insights and connections between causality and protection (robustness) against worst case interventions in ...   More >

Design Innovation from Nature Lecture: "Learning from plants for livable architecture and sustainable building construction of the 21st century"

Lecture | October 4 | 4-5 p.m. | 2060 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Thomas Speck, University of Freiburg

 Design Innovation from Nature

During the last decades biomimetics has attracted increasing attention as well from basic and applied research as from various fields of industry, architecture and especially from building construction. Biomimetics has a high innovation potential and offers the possibility for the development of sustainable technical products and production chains. The huge number of organisms with the specific...   More >

Topology Seminar (Main Talk): Nearly geodesic surfaces in cusped hyperbolic manifolds

Seminar | October 4 | 4-5 p.m. | 3 Evans Hall

 Jeremy Kahn, Brown University

 Department of Mathematics

We will describe the new work with Alexander Wright, building on the speaker’s work with Vladimir Markovic, on constructing nearly geodesic surfaces in cusped hyperbolic 3-manifolds.

Physiological functions of mitochondrial dynamics

Seminar | October 4 | 4-5 p.m. | 114 Morgan Hall

 David Chan, Cal Tech

 Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology

The Romance and Reality of AIDS Altruism in Africa

Colloquium | October 4 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 2538 Channing (Inst. for the Study of Societal Issues), Wildavsky Conference Room

 Ann Swidler, Professor Emerita of Sociology, UC Berkeley

 Institute for the Study of Societal Issues

Based on more than ten years of research in Malawi and elsewhere in sub-Saharan Africa, I analyze global and local responses to the AIDS epidemic in Africa, looking at how the massive international AIDS effort interacts with existing African cultural and institutional patterns. Global responses to the AIDS epidemic reveal patterns common to development efforts more generally: tensions between...   More >

Applied Math Seminar: Reduced Order Data Assimilation for Complex Systems

Seminar | October 4 | 4-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Yoonsang Lee, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

 Department of Mathematics

Data assimilation or filtering of nonlinear dynamical systems combines numerical models and observational data to provide the best statistical estimates of the systems. Ensemble-based methods have proved to be indispensable filtering tools in atmosphere and ocean systems that are typically high dimensional turbulent systems. In operational applications, due to the limited computing power in...   More >

Tony Conrad: Completely in the Present

Film - Documentary | October 4 | 4-5:15 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

This playful portrait captures filmmaker, artist, and musician Tony Conrad’s radical and creative life. “Essential viewing for anyone involved in the history of music and visual art” (Artforum). With Beverly and Tony Conrad’s short flicker film Straight and Narrow.

Physiological functions of mitochondrial dynamics

Seminar | October 4 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 101 Morgan Hall

 David Chan, California Institute of Technology

 Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology

Men's Water Polo vs. Santa Clara

Sport - Intercollegiate - Water Polo | October 4 | 4:30 p.m. |  Spieker Aquatics Complex

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Men's Water Polo hosts Santa Clara at Spieker Aquatics Complex.

Sara Ogger: The Public Humanities and the Ph.D. in an Expanded Sphere

Lecture | October 4 | 5-7 p.m. | 4229 Dwinelle Hall

 Sara Ogger, German Department

 Department of German

TE-29 California Traffic Engineering License Exam Review

Course | September 6 – October 11, 2017 every Wednesday | 5-7 p.m. |  Online

 Rafat Raie, PE, City Traffic Engineer, City of Walnut Creek; Joy Bhattacharya, PE, PTOE, Principal, Stantec; Crystal Killiam, PE, City of Los Angeles; Obaid Khan, PE, City Traffic Engineer, City of Dublin

 Institute of Transportation Studies

This twelve-session live-online training course is intended to help transportation engineers prepare for the California Traffic Engineer exam to become a professional Traffic Engineer in California. The course includes a set of sample problems for each session with fully developed solutions to give examinees more opportunity to hone in their test-taking skills. The twelve sessions are designed to...   More >

Demystifying the Research Process: Decolonizing Methods in Humanities Research (Hosted by UROC: Underrepresented Researchers of Color)

Workshop | October 4 | 5:30-7 p.m. | 442 Stephens Hall

 Istifaa Ahmed (Humanities/Social Science), Alexa Aburto (Humanities)

 Office of Undergraduate Research

The Underrepresented Researchers of Color (UROC) and the American Cultures (AC) Center are proud to present Decolonizing Methods in Humanities Research, from our three-part workshop series, Demystifying the Research Process. Humanities research applies to anyone wishing to study human culture and creations – including the arts, literature, policy, and more. Some of the humanities research process...   More >

MENA Lit Chat: Laleh Khadivi on A Good Country

Reading - Literary | October 4 | 6-7:30 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Laleh Khadivi

 Michael David Lukas

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Join the CMES for its MENA Lit Chat with author Laleh Khadivi on her novel A Good Country. A timely novel about the radicalization of a Muslim teen in California--about where identity truly lies, and how we find it.

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.

Advisory Committee on Student Neighbor Relations

Reception | October 4 | 6:30-8 p.m. |  Alumni House

 Associated Students of the University of California, Chancellor's Office of Government & Community Relations

 Office of the Associated Students of the University of California External Affairs Vice President

This event is a partnership with the Chancellor's Office of Government & Community Relations, and the lack of location will put any further partnership at risk. I am heeding to you for guidance and help.

I really, really need a space for next week. Here is some information:
- The event in on October 4 from 6-8:30.
- We are looking for a space that we can have circular tables that seat...   More >

Science Cafe - Beyond the wilting point: Californian oak woodland responses to drought

Presentation | October 4 | 7-8:30 p.m. |  Restaurant Valparaiso

 1403 Solano Ave, Albany,, CA 94706

 Robert Skelton, Environmental Science, Policy & Management


California is likely to experience increased frequency of drought events as a consequence of global climate change. A tremendous challenge for plant ecologists is to understand how plant communities, such as the ecologically and culturally important Californian oak woodlands, are likely to respond to drought. Part of the solution to this challenge lies with understanding the plumbing system – the...   More >

Californian oak woodland responses to drought

Zaytuna College Lecture Series with Professor Steven Fish: Are Muslims Distinctive?

Lecture | October 4 | 7-9 p.m. | Zaytuna College, Sanctuary

 2401 Le Conte Ave., Berkeley, CA 94709

 Professor Steven Fish, Professor, UC Berkeley

 Graduate Theological Union

Zaytuna College invites you to their upcoming Lecture Series, occurring on Wednesday evenings from 7:00pm - 9:00pm at 2401 Le Conte Ave. Berkeley, CA 94709 throughout the Fall semester with renowned speakers such as UC Berkeley Anthropology Professor Laura Nader, Political Science Professor Steven Fish, CAIR Director Zahra Billoo, Stanford Comparative Literature and Classical Arabic Professor...   More >

Major!: October's Movie at Moffitt

Film - Documentary | October 4 | 7-9 p.m. | 405 Moffitt Undergraduate Library


MAJOR! explores the life and campaigns of Miss Major Griffin-Gracy, a formerly incarcerated Black transgender elder and activist who has been fighting for the rights of trans women of color for over 40 years.

Miss Major is a veteran of the Stonewall Rebellion and a survivor of Attica State Prison, a former sex worker, an elder, and a community leader and human rights activist. She is simply...   More >

 Must have a UCB student ID for entrance.

Movies at Moffitt presents MAJOR!

Mario Savio Memorial Lecture: Resistance: What does effective resistance look like and include today?

Lecture | October 4 | 8 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Pauley Ballroom

 Annie Leonard, Greenpeace USA

 College of Letters & Science

Annie Leonard, Executive Director of Greenpeace USA, will be this year’s featured speaker at the Mario Savio Memorial Lecture: "Resistance: What does effective resistance look like and include today?"

This memorial lecture series honors the memory of the late Mario Savio, spokesperson for Berkeley’s Free Speech Movement, and the spirit of moral courage which he and other activists of his...   More >

 Free admission. Open to the public.

  RSVP online or or by emailing LSevents@berkeley.edu by September 27.

Exhibits and Ongoing Events

People Made These Things: Connecting with the Makers of Our World

Exhibit - Multimedia | April 12 – December 17, 2017 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday with exceptions | Hearst Museum of Anthropology, 102 Kroeber Hall

 Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

Why do we sometimes know a lot about who made things, and why do we sometimes not? Why does it sometimes matter to us, and why might it sometimes not? These are the questions that will be raised in the exhibit that will inaugurate the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology’s renovated Kroeber Hall Gallery. The Museum will display objects from the collection that urge visitors to think...   More >

 Free UC Berkeley Students, Faculty, Staff, Hearst Museum Members, and Youth under 18, $6 General Admisison, $3 Non-UC Berkeley Students and seniors over 65

Buddhist Realms

Exhibit - Artifacts | May 24 – October 8, 2017 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

This exhibition explores the many celestial realms represented in Tibetan Buddhist painting and sculpture through exquisite examples from the twelfth to nineteenth centuries. The exhibition will be presided over by a monumental gilt bronze sculpture of the historical Buddha, a fully realized and enlightened being who occupies the highest level of existence. The Buddha’s life story will be...   More >

In-Between Places: Korean American Artists in the Bay Area

Exhibit - Painting | September 13 – December 10, 2017 every day |  Mills College Art Museum

 5000 MacArthur Boulevard, Oakland, CA 94613

 Mills College Art Museum

In-Between Places (사이에 머물다) is the story of Korean American artists and their dreams, featuring new work by: Jung Ran Bae; Sohyung Choi; Kay Kang; Miran Lee; Young June Lew; Nicholas Oh; Younhee Paik; and Minji Sohn.

Street by Minji Sohn, 2016

Jennie Smith: New Drawings

Exhibit - Painting | September 18 – December 15, 2017 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | Stephens Hall, Townsend Center for the Humanities

 Townsend Center for the Humanities

San Francisco artist Jennie Smith infuses her detailed drawings of the natural world with an imaginative sensibility.

Viewing hours are generally Monday through Friday, 9 am to 4 pm. The exhibit is located in a space also used for events and meetings; please call (510) 643-9670 or email in advance to confirm room availability.

The Russian Revolution Centenary: 1917-2017: Politics, Propaganda and People's Art

Exhibit - Multimedia | September 11, 2017 – January 8, 2018 every day |  Moffitt Undergraduate Library


This exhibition is dedicated to the centenary of the Russian Revolution that took place in October of 1917. The exhibition will take place in the Moffitt Library, and it will highlight several print-items from the revolutionary times.

 Access to the Moffitt Undergraduate Library is restricted and you'll need the UC Berkeley/ Cal Card for entry.

The Summer of Love 50th Anniversary

Exhibit - Artifacts | July 21 – December 29, 2017 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Bancroft Library, Bancroft Corridor between The Bancroft Library and Doe Library

 Bancroft Library

Marking a 50th anniversary, Bancroft’s rare and unique collections documenting the 1967 “Summer of Love” are on exhibit in the corridor cases. Presented are images from the Bay Area alternative press, psychedelic rock posters and mailers, documentary photographs of the Haight-Ashbury scene and major rock concerts, and material from the personal papers of author Joan Didion and poet Michael...   More >

The Invisible Museum: History and Memory of Morocco

Exhibit - Multimedia | August 29 – December 15, 2017 every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. |  Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)

 Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

Since its inception in 1962, the former Judah L. Magnes Museum distinguished itself by directing its collecting efforts outside the focus on European Jewish culture and history that was prevalent among American Jewish museums at the time. During the 1970s and 1980s, its founders, Seymour and Rebecca Fromer, actively corralled an informal team of activist collectors and supporters. Together, they...   More >

Sketching "Fiddler": Set Designs by Mentor Huebner

Exhibit - Multimedia | August 29 – December 15, 2017 every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. |  Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)

 Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

The Power of Attention: Magic and Meditation in Hebrew "shiviti" Manuscript Art

Exhibit - Artifacts | August 29 – December 15, 2017 every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. |  Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)

 Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

Created from the early-modern period and into the present, shiviti manuscripts are found in Hebrew prayer books, ritual textiles, and on the walls of synagogues and homes throughout the Jewish diaspora. Wrestling with ways to externalize the presence of God in Jewish life, these documents center upon the graphic representation of God's ineffable four-letter Hebrew name, the Tetragrammaton, and...   More >

The Worlds of Arthur Szyk: The Taube Family Arthur Szyk Collection

Exhibit - Multimedia | August 29 – December 15, 2017 every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. |  Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)

 Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

Auditorium installation of high-resolution images of select collection items.

Acquired by The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life in 2017 thanks to an unprecedented gift from Taube Philanthropies, the most significant collection of works by Arthur Szyk (Łódź, Poland, 1894 – New Canaan, Connecticut, 1951) is now available to the world in a public institution for the first time as...   More >

Let the Tool Do the Work: The 2017 UC Berkeley Department of Art Practice Faculty Exhibition

Exhibit - Multimedia | September 28 – October 12, 2017 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday | 12-5 p.m. | Kroeber Hall, Worth Ryder Art Gallery / K116

 Art Practice, Department of

The Annual UC Berkeley Department of Art Practice Exhibition is a recent works show featuring our faculty and staff.

This year the exhibition explores how artwork functions as a tool. In addition to their work, the artists will present the tools they use in their creative process in a “workshop” for our visitors.

Think outside the toolbox!