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Wednesday, March 13, 2019

African Film Festival 2019

Film - Series | March 2 – May 10, 2019 every day |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

March 2–May 10, 2019

This year’s edition of the African Film Festival highlights the best of both new African cinema and films of the black diaspora. We pay tribute to the great director Bill Gunn—also an actor, playwright, and novelist—with new restorations of two genre-benders, his radical horror film Ganja & Hess and his “meta–soap opera” Personal Problems. The latter was conceived by...   More >

Winter at the Hall

Special Event | December 21, 2018 – March 20, 2019 every day |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

This winter, visit the Hall for interactive exhibits, special hands-on activities, intriguing Planetarium shows, and more!

Through the Learner's Lens: A Student Learning Center Photo Contest

Miscellaneous | February 25 – March 22, 2019 every day |  César E. Chávez Student Center

 Student Learning Center

The UC Berkeley Student Learning Center is excited to invite submissions for our first ever photo contest! We’re calling on the creativity of our campus community to build a collection of images that showcase the diverse ways learning takes place in and through the Student Learning Center. We invite you to share moments in the learning process that excite you, challenge you, and encapsulate the...   More >

Workspace for Working on Your Human Subjects Protocol

Workshop | March 13 | 10-11 a.m. | 3401 Dwinelle Hall

 Emily Remirez, UC Berkeley Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

 UC Berkeley Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

Come work on your human subjects protocol in a space where others are doing the same, and one representative of the Haas Scholars or SURF program will be present to answer questions and guide you.

Faculty Candidate Seminar: De novo design of functional proteins

Seminar | March 13 | 10-11 a.m. | 775 Tan Hall

 Dr. Daniel Silva Manzano

 College of Chemistry

Civil and Environmental Engineering Department Seminar: Hyperlocal Air Pollution Mapping for a Planet of Cities

Seminar | March 13 | 10-11 a.m. | 542 Davis Hall

 Joshua Apte

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

Air pollution exposure is the leading environmental risk for premature death globally and a key cause of health disparities in U.S. cities. Future choices about energy and transportation will profoundly change the levels and spatial patterns of urban air pollution around us. Yet pervasive gaps in current environmental measurement infrastructure limit our understanding and predictive ability about...   More >

ICBS Seminar

Seminar | March 13 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | Berkeley Way West, 2121 Berkeley Way, Room 1217

 Steve Piantadosi, Dept of Psychology; Terry Deacon, Dept of Anthropology

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Number learning in the Bolivian Amazon, Steve Piantadosi

Patterns of early embryonic brain development in mammals, Terry Deacon

How to Prepare Human Subjects Protocols for Your Research Projects

Workshop | March 13 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 3401 Dwinelle Hall

 Emily Remirez, UC Berkeley Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

 UC Berkeley Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

If you missed the workshop given by the staff of the Office for the Protection of Human Subjects, or even if you were there, you may want to attend one of these workshops given by me -- Emily Remirez, Social Sciences and Humanities SURF Advisor. Note that they are timed to be very shortly after SURF and Haas Scholars human subjects selection, respectively.

I will go through, step by step, the...   More >

How to Prepare Human Subjects Protocols for Your Research Projects

Workshop | March 13 | 12-1 p.m. | 14 Durant Hall

 Leah Carroll, UC Berkeley Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

 UC Berkeley Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

If you missed the workshop given by the staff of the Office for the Protection of Human Subjects, or even if you were there, you may want to attend one of these workshops given by me -- Leah Carroll, Haas Scholars Program Manager and Advisor. Note that they are timed to be very shortly after SURF and Haas Scholars human subjects selection, respectively.

I will go through, step by step, the...   More >

Determinants of Parental Leave-Taking: A Quasi-Experimental Study of San Francisco’s Paid Parental Leave Ordinance: A Brown Bag Talk

Colloquium | March 13 | 12-1 p.m. | 2232 Piedmont, Seminar Room

 Will Dow, Professor, Health Policy Management, UC Berkeley

 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.

Noon Concert: Gospel Choir

Performing Arts - Music | March 13 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

D. Mark Wilson, director

Commencing its 67th season, the Noon Concert series features the Music Department’s varied and diverse performance activities. Inaugurated in 1953, these concerts are very popular and well attended by those on campus and in the wider community. Traditionally on Wednesdays and Fridays, each concert begins promptly at 12:15 and ends by 1pm.

Engineering Cells and Microsystems to Study Mechanobiology

Seminar | March 13 | 12-1 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Beth Pruitt, University of California, Santa Barbara

 Bioengineering (BioE)

Living organisms generate and respond to mechanical forces and these forces are sensed and
created by specialized cells in the body. Force generation and sensing, or more broadly the
mechanobiology coupling tissue (cell) mechanics and biology, are essential in normal development,
wound healing, and tissue homeostasis. Our mechanical senses of hearing and touch allow us to
navigate our...   More >

Townsend Center's Berkeley Book Chat with Anthony Long: How to Be Free: An Ancient Guide to the Stoic Life

Lecture | March 13 | 12-1 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall

 Townsend Center for the Humanities

Born a slave, the ancient Roman Stoic philosopher Epictetus taught that mental freedom is supreme, since it can liberate one anywhere, even in a prison. Long presents a new edition of Epictetus’s famed handbook on Stoicism.

MVZ LUNCH SEMINAR - John McCormack: Museum genomics and the mysteries of the world's largest Mexican bird collection

Seminar | March 13 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 VLSB, Grinnell-Miller Library

 John McCormack

 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 >

A Field of Autocratic Temptation: European Soccer and its Actors

Lecture | March 13 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Timm Beichelt, European University Viadrina, Frankfurt (Oder)

 Institute of European Studies

While soccer officials often insist that sports and politics belong to different spheres, the opposite seems to be true. With frames like “success”, “unlimited competition”, and “team loyalty”, soccer heavily influences the pre-political sphere in European states. In the field of soccer, basic dispositions with regard to the legitimacy of an economized life and the definition of local or...   More >

Timm Beichelt

Continuity and Change in Landscape Use: Examples from Iwate, Northern Japan

Lecture | March 13 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Junko Habu, Anthropology, UC Berkeley

 Archaeological Research Facility

CITRIS Research Exchange with Yana Feldman

Conference/Symposium | March 13 | 12-1 p.m. | 310 Sutardja Dai Hall

 CITRIS and the Banatao Institute

About the speaker:

Yana is a specialist in open source information collection and analysis, including multilingual searching and processing of information, analytical tools and methodologies, and all-source information analysis, with an extensive knowledge of international safeguards and the nuclear fuel cycle. Her education and professional background is in nuclear nonproliferation and arms...   More >

Plant and Microbial Biology Seminar: A molecular circuit for information processing in plant growth regulation

Seminar | March 13 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall

 Zhiyong Wang

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

Zhiyong Wang's lab at Carnegie Institution for Science focuses on elucidating the signaling mechanisms underlying growth regulation and environmental adaptation. Wang is the acting director of the Department of Plant Biology. Wang received his B.S. in plant physiology from Lanzhou University, China, his M.S. from the Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences, and his Ph. D. in molecular,...   More >

Using Your Smart Phone to Care for Seniors (BEUHS182)

Workshop | March 13 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

 Susan Hamilton

 Elder Care Program

Learn of the latest apps, tools, wearables, and technology available to care for someone you love with dignity. Ideas will include communicating with siblings near and far, home safety and content from trusted resources.

Bio: Susan Hamilton is an entrepreneur and business executive with 25 years of experience in management and development. After not finding the support she needed caring for...   More >

Be Well at Work: Using Your Smart Phone to Care for Seniors

Workshop | March 13 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. |  Tang Center, University Health Services

 Susan Hamilton

 Human Resources

Learn of the latest apps, tools, wearables and technology available to care for someone you love with dignity. Ideas will include communicating with siblings near and far, home safety and content from trusted resources. Bio: Susan Hamilton is an entrepreneur and business executive with 25 years of experience in management and development. After not finding the support she needed caring for her...   More >

When Mattering (really) Matters: A Developmental Science Perspective on Social Value Sensitivity in Adolescence

Colloquium | March 13 | 12:10-1:15 p.m. | 1104 Berkeley Way West

 Ron Dahl, Professor, UC Berkeley School of Public Health

 Institute of Personality and Social Research

Adolescence is a dynamic maturational period when social learning experiences can have a large impact on life course development. This presentation will describe a trans-disciplinary developmental science perspective on adolescence—as a dynamic period of learning and adaptation that involves multiple levels of interacting change. This includes the biological changes of puberty (e.g. rapid...   More >

Guided Tours: Hans Hofmann

Tour/Open House | March 13 | 12:15 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

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

CANCELLED: Mehnaz Afridi "The Role of Muslims in the Holocaust"

Lecture | March 13 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Dr. Mehnaz Afridi, Manhattan College

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Unfortunately, this event has been canceled due to unforeseen circumstances.

Virtuous Vulgarity: Material Cultures of Porn and Pedagogy in Dakar, Sengal

Colloquium | March 13 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Juliana Friend, PhD Candidate, Dept of Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley

 Center for African Studies

In sex education circles, young people often affirmed: “There is no pornography ‘made in Senegal.’” Senegal, they explained, is a country of sutura. This claim invokes the Wolof value of discretion or modesty. In historically persistent yet contingent ways, the ethics of sutura have predicated a person’s honor and, co-constitutively, their legible gender identity on proper management of...   More >

Workspace for Working on Your Human Subjects Protocol

Workshop | March 13 | 1-2 p.m. | 14 Durant Hall

 Leah Carroll, UC Berkeley Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

 UC Berkeley Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

Come work on your human subjects protocol in a space where others are doing the same, and one representative of the Haas Scholars or SURF program will be present to answer questions and guide you.

Harmonic Analysis Seminar: On the Fourier restriction inequality in $\mathbb R^3$

Seminar | March 13 | 1:10-2 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

 Kevin O'Neill, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

This is a continuation of an ongoing discussion of Guth's Fourier restriction inequality, based on the method of polynomial partitioning. This week's talk focuses on the bilinear term that arises in controlling the contribution of tubes that are roughly tangential to cell walls. The concept of broad points finally pays its dividend.

Microsoft Excel Query Editor: Betec025

Workshop | March 13 | 1:30-4 p.m. | 28 University Hall

 Keith Samsell

 Human Resources

This course focuses on the utilization of the embedded Microsoft Excel Query Editor to connect to multiple data sources in order to extract, manipulate, or compare datasets. Query results are loaded to the host Excel application to leverage other business intelligence features.

Learning Objectives
• Identify the elements of the Microsoft Excel Query Editor.
• Connect the Query Editor to...   More >

Bay Area Microlocal Analysis Seminar: Analytic aspects of Kapustin–Witten theory

Seminar | March 13 | 2-3 p.m. | 384H Stanford

  Building 380, Stanford, CA 94305

 Rafe Mazzeo, Stanford

 Department of Mathematics

Kapustin and Witten introduced a new set of gauge-theoretic equations, which were later proposed by Gaiotto and Witten as a tool to access some old and new manifold invariants. I will describe recent progress on the analytic foundations of this subject. Joint work with Witten and with S. He.

Topology Seminar (Introductory Talk): The evasion path problem and zig-zag persistent homology

Seminar | March 13 | 2:10-3 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Benjamin Filippenko, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

The evasion path problem asks: Given a finite collection of sensors continuously moving in a bounded domain in \(\mathbb R^n\) for a finite length of time, such that each sensor can detect the presence of objects in a ball of fixed radius around itself, when can an intruder in the domain avoid being detected for the full length of time? The continuous path that such an intruder takes is called an...   More >

Deformation Theory Seminar: Deformation theory and Lie algebras in characteristic $p$

Seminar | March 13 | 2:30-3:50 p.m. | Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, Baker Room

 Lukas Brantner, Oxford/MSRI

 Department of Mathematics

We will discuss the notion of partitioned Lie algebras, which gives the characteristic $p$ notion of a Lie algebra that is suited to formal deformation theory.

Weekly Coffee Break

Social Event | January 23 – May 1, 2019 every Wednesday with exceptions | 3-4 p.m. | Cafe International House

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Berkeley International Office's Coffee Break is a weekly opportunity for UC Berkeley global students to meet and engage with one another in a relaxing environment. It’s a chance to enjoy free coffee, share stories about your experiences on campus, and get to know Berkeley International Office advisors. All UCB students are invited. Students are free to talk about anything, but...   More >

Correlation Length in the Near-Critical Planar Ising Model

Seminar | March 13 | 3-4 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Charles Newman, Courant Institute, NYU

 Department of Statistics

I will discuss joint work with Federico Camia and Jianping
Jiang (arXiv:1707.02668) which proves exponential decay of correlations
for the generalized random field that is the scaling limit of the
near-critical (i.e., with small magnetic field at the critical
temperature) two-dimensional Ising model. The proof involves
both lattice and continuum FK (Fortuin-Kasteleyn) representations
of the...   More >

International Student Drop-In Career Advising

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

 Career Center

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

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

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

After Life

Film - Feature | March 13 | 3:10 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

An original, humorous, and inspired meditation on life, memory, and happiness. Here, passage into the afterlife begins at a combination guidance school and movie set. As soon as a new group arrives, they are assigned counselors who help them choose one special memory to cherish for eternity. The memory, once picked, will be re-created by the staff, then captured on film for the dead to take into...   More >

Self-fulfilling Prophecies in Schooling: Wherein Lies their Power

Lecture | March 13 | 3:15 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room

 Rhona Weinstein, PH.D., Professor Emrtita, UC Berkeley, Department of Psychology

 Department of Psychology

In this talk, I reflect on a career-long journey as a community psychologist, investigating the dynamics of how beliefs about ability can become self-fulfilling prophecies in educational settings. Such expectancy effects either foster growth or constrain it. From descriptive to intervention research (untracking a high school, new school design, and policy), I explore these discoveries in...   More >

Bay Area Microlocal Analysis Seminar: Nonlinear detection of connections

Seminar | March 13 | 3:20-4:20 p.m. | 384H Stanford

  Building 380, Stanford, CA 94305

 Gabriel Paternain, University of Cambridge

 Department of Mathematics

I will discuss the geometric inverse problem of recovering a connection from the parallel transport along geodesics of a compact Riemannian manifold with strictly convex boundary or along light rays in Minkowski space. This problem is motivated by other geometric inverse problems and is tackled with a range of techniques including energy estimates, regularity results for the transport equation...   More >

Dr. Elizabeth Hoover: "From Garden Warriors to Good Seeds: Defining and Enacting Food Sovereignty in Native American Communities"

Seminar | March 13 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 132 Mulford Hall

 Dr. Elizabeth Hoover

 Dept. of Environmental Science, Policy, and Mgmt. (ESPM)

Manning Assistant Professor of American Studies at Brown University, Dr. Elizabeth Hoover, will present a research seminar.

Abstract: This talk explores how food sovereignty as a concept and method is being described, defined, and enacted by Native American farmers and gardeners across the US, and how these definitions are being operationalized in the broader goals of promoting community...   More >

Number Theory Seminar: Absolute Hodge cycles on abelian varieties of CM-type I

Seminar | March 13 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Alex Carney, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

A Tribute to Political Activist Marielle Franco

Lecture | March 13 | 4-6 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Tiana Paschel, UC Berkeley; Cidinha da Silva

 Department of History, Department of Spanish & Portuguese, Center for Latin American Studies, Center for the Study of Sexual Culture

A tribute to Marielle Franco, Brazilian politician and human rights activist.

IRLE Speaker Series: Laura Lopez-Sanders

Presentation | March 13 | 4-6 p.m. | 2521 Channing Way (Inst. for Res. on Labor & Employment), IRLE Director’s Room

 Laura Lopez-Sanders, UNC Chapel Hill

 Institute of Research on Labor & Employment

Design and Verification of Resilient Cyber-Physical Systems: A Satisfiability Modulo Convex Programming Approach

Seminar | March 13 | 4-5 p.m. | Cory Hall, DOP Center Conference Room (540A/B)

 Yasser Shoukry, Assistant Professor, University of Maryland, College Park

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

I will argue that several problems that arise in different CPS problems (including security, high-assurance, verification) have something in common. Regardless of their heterogeneous nature, they can be formulated as a feasibility problem for a type of formula we call as monotone Satisfiability Modulo Convex programming (or SMC for short).

Impact of atomic structure and dynamics on solar cell performance of metal halide perovskite thin films

Colloquium | March 13 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall

 Joshua Choi, Professor, University of Virginia

 Department of Chemical Engineering

Metal halide perovskites (MHPs) are revolutionizing the solar cell research field - the record power conversion efficiency of MHPs based solar cells has reached 23%, which rivals that of silicon solar cells. What is particularly exciting about MHPs is that they can be manufactured into solar cell devices at low-cost using low temperature solution processing. Based on these attributes, MHPs have...   More >

More Data, More Problems: What Society Needs from the Statistical and Data Sciences

Seminar | March 13 | 4-5 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Brent Durbin, Smith College

 Department of Statistics

Despite more than 20 years of increasing reliance on data-intensive digital tools for commerce, governance, and social interaction, society has been slow to respond to both the promise and the perils of the phenomenon we now call Big Data. This lack of adaptation to new ways of collecting, storing, and analyzing data has been especially apparent within universities and the public sector, both of...   More >

Lives, Not Metadata: Possibilities and Limits of Mapping Violence

Colloquium | March 13 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 2538 Channing (Inst. for the Study of Societal Issues), Wildavsky Conference Room

 Monica Muñoz Martinez, Andrew Carnegie Fellow and the Stanley J. Bernstein Assistant Professor of American Studies and Ethnic Studies, Brown University

 Institute for the Study of Societal Issues

This talk will be based on a digital research project, Mapping Violence, for which Dr. Martinez is the primary investigator. The project takes the shape of a digital archive that documents cases of racial violence in Texas from 1900 to 1930. The research is stored in a database and will be displayed as an interactive map that recovers lost and obscured histories of racial violence. The project’s...   More >

Topology Seminar (Main Talk): Connected components of the space of evasion paths

Seminar | March 13 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 3 Evans Hall

 Benjamin Filippenko, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

In the introductory talk, we discussed results on the evasion path problem for sensors wandering in a bounded domain in \(\mathbb R^n\). In the case of planar domains (\(n = 2\)), Adams and Carlsson provide a computable algorithm that determines the existence of an evasion path based on the time-varying alpha complex and the time-varying cyclic ordering on the set of sensors in the plane...   More >

Chern Lectures: Extension, discretization, and quantitative differentiation

Lecture | March 13 | 4:10-5 p.m. | Simons Institute, Auditorium,

 Assaf Naor, Princeton University

 Department of Mathematics

We will discuss questions about the relation between discrete phenomena and their continuous counterparts. This relates to extension of partially defined functions, Bourgain’s work on discretization and almost extension for a quantitative version of Ribe’s rigidity theorem, and differentiation questions that are well understood as infinitesimal phenomena but their macroscopic counterparts...   More >

What’s Theology Got to Do with It? An Eighteenth-Century Chinese Emperor Debating Religions and Christianity

Lecture | March 13 | 5-7 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 Eugenio Menegon, Associate Professor of Chinese History, Boston University; Collaborative Scholar, Institute for Advanced Jesuit Studies, Boston College

 Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion

In his Lettres chinoises, indiennes et tartares, Voltaire republished “a note by the good Kangxi Emperor to the Peking Jesuits” as follows: “The emperor is surprised to see you so stubborn in your ideas. Why would you worry so much about a world where you have not been yet? Enjoy the present. Your God must be pained by your preoccupations...   More >

Linguistic Anthropology and Literary and Cultural Studies: A Mellon Foundation Sawyer Seminar: Session 5: Sexuality

Conference/Symposium | March 13 – 14, 2019 every day | 5-7 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Rusty Barrett, University of Kentucky; Howard Fisher, UC Berkeley; Roshanak Kheshti, UC San Diego; Michael Lucey, UC Berkeley; Damon Young, UC Berkeley; Don Kulick, Uppsala University

 Department of Comparative Literature, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

This is the fifth of seven two-day meetings of a Mellon Foundation Sawyer Seminar taking place throughout 2018-2019. The seminar aims to explore the potential of a set of concepts, tools, and critical practices developed in the field of linguistic anthropology for work being done in the fields of literary and cultural criticism.

Calculation and Cosmography: Formal Continuities in Buddhist Art along the Gansu Corridor, from Dunhuang to Labrang Monastery

Lecture | March 13 | 5-7 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Jon Soriano, UC Berkeley

 Tang Center for Silk Road Studies

While the art history of the overland silk road seems distinguished by its continual flux, as disparate visual regimes flowed in and out over the centuries, the art in question is also marked by strong formal continuities specific to its regions, as well as certain adaptations to global paradigms. This talk adopts Kublerian concepts of 'shape' and 'sequence' to identify a formal series...   More >

San Francisco World History Reading Group: Secondhand Time: The Last of the Soviets by Svetlana Alexievich

Meeting | March 13 | 5-7 p.m. |  Civic Center Secondary School

 727 Golden Gate Ave, San Francisco, CA

 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

2019 Oppenheimer Lecture: Teaching for Learning: What I have learned from learning research

Lecture | March 13 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium

 Helen R. Quinn, Professor Emeritus, SLAC

 Department of Physics

I will talk about the ideas and research base underlying the "Framework for k-12 Science Education" and the vision for "three-dimensional learning" as defined by that document.

Helen R. Quinn

To the Academy: A Lecture-Demonstration by Third Space Performance Lab

Performing Arts - Theater | March 13 | 5:30-7 p.m. |  Bancroft Studio (2401 Bancroft)

 Shanti Pillai; Marc Gomes, Third Space Performance Lab

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies, Asian American Studies, Institute for South Asia Studies, Institute of International Studies Faculty Working Group on Gender and the Transpacific, Department of Gender and Women's Studies, Center for Race and Gender, Department of History of Art, Townsend Center for the Humanities

Two performers of unusual talents rehearse how they will delight and confound a group of earnest scholars. Intent on conjuring the colonial object of inquiry who refuses to cooperate and the privileged angst of the postcolonial, diasporic intellectual, the performers grapple—literally—with the gendered, raced, and sexual assumptions that construct knowledge. Multiple performance codes intersect...   More >

Accel Partners Info-Session

Information Session | March 13 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, 310 Banatao Auditorium

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Please come out to the Wozniak Lounge to learn about an exclusive partnership between Accel Partners and EECS Berkeley: The Accel Fellows Program. It will be the leading program of its type, providing unparalleled opportunities for students to grow and develop in unique ways by bridging technology, business, academics and real world experiences. The program is designed to create opportunities for...   More >

Swahili Table

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

 2181 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Elizabeth Resor

 Center for African Studies

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

EECS Women's History Month: Ice Cream Social

Social Event | March 13 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

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.

The Holloway Series in Poetry Presents Aditi Machado

Reading - Literary | March 13 | 6:30 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, 315, Maude Fife room

 Aditi Machado

 Lindsay Choi

 Department of English, The Holloway Series in Poetry

The Holloway Series in Poetry presents a reading by Aditi Machado, with an introductory reading by Lindsay Choi.

Yours in Sisterhood

Film - Documentary | March 13 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

The women wrote their letters to Ms. magazine and signed them, as good feminists did, “In sisterhood.” Most were never published. Forty years later, award-winning filmmaker and media archeologist Irene Lusztig traveled around the United States, to the towns where the letters had been written, and asked local women to re-embody the letter-writers’ voices and read aloud these deepest secrets,...   More >

Cine Latino: Birds of Passage

Film - Feature | March 13 | 7 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Center for Latin American Studies

A sprawling epic about the erosion of tradition in pursuit of material wealth, Birds of Passage is a visually striking exploration of loyalty, greed, and the voracious nature of change. 125 minutes. In Wayúu and Spanish with English subtitles.

How We Lived: the Houshamadyan Project

Lecture | March 13 | 7:30-9 p.m. | St. Vartan Church, John Marukian Hall

 650 Spruce Street, Oakland, CA 94610

 Vahe Tachjian, Chief Editor of the Berlin-based Houshamdyan website, Houshamdyan

 Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES), Armenian Studies Program

Houshamadyan was born from this simple and powerful idea: we should bring back to life the cities, towns, and villages in which Armenians lived in the Ottoman Empire by reconstructing our inheritance – the rich memory of the lives of our ancestors. Houshamadyan is a non-profit organization founded in Berlin in 2010. The website www.houshamadyan.org appears in three languages: Armenian, English,...   More >

Mario Savio Memorial Lecture and Young Activist Award: Free Speech in Angry Times

Lecture | March 13 | 8-10 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Pauley Ballroom

 Robert Reich, Chancellor's Professor of Public Policy, UC Berkeley

 March for Our Lives

 College of Letters & Science, Goldman School of Public Policy, Library

The Mario Savio Memorial Lecture and Young Activist Award are presented annually to honor the memory of Mario Savio (1942-1996), a spokesperson for Berkeley's Free Speech Movement of 1964, and the spirit of moral courage and vision which he and countless other activists of his generation exemplified; to promote the ideas and values he struggled to advance throughout his life; and to recognize and...   More >

 Free admission. Open to the public; first come, first served.

Professor Robert Reich

Cal Big Give: Help I-House get 150 gifts and a $3K match: Share the I-House love!

Special Event | March 13 – 14, 2019 every day | 9 p.m. |  International House

 International House

I-House will be participating in UC Berkeley's Big Give, a 24-hour online fundraising blitz on March 14th. If we meet our goal of 150 gifts, I-House will receive an additional $3,000, thanks to a few generous donors. All gifts, regardless of size, make a bigger impact! This support enables us to expand our programs and provide financial aid so others can be a part of the I-House experience....   More >

Help I-House get 150 gifts and a $3K match! Learn more at ihouse.berkeley.edu/biggive

Exhibits and Ongoing Events

Fiat Yuks: Cal Student Humor, Then and Now

Exhibit - Artifacts | October 13, 2017 – May 30, 2019 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | Bancroft Library, Rowell Cases, near Heyns Reading Room, 2nd floor corridor between The Bancroft Library and Doe

 Bancroft Library

Let there be laughter! This exhibition features Cal students’ cartoons, jokes, and satire from throughout the years, selected from their humor magazines and other publications.

Boundless: Contemporary Tibetan Artists at Home and Abroad

Exhibit - Painting | October 3, 2018 – May 26, 2019 every day |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Featuring works by internationally renowned contemporary Tibetan artists alongside rare historical pieces, this exhibition highlights the ways these artists explore the infinite possibilities of visual forms to reflect their transcultural, multilingual, and translocal lives. Though living and working in different geographical areas—Lhasa, Dharamsala, Kathmandu, New York, and the Bay Area—the...   More >

Ink, Paper, Silk: One Hundred Years of Collecting Japanese Art

Exhibit - Painting | December 12, 2018 – April 14, 2019 every day |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

BAMPFA's Japanese art collection began in 1919 with a remarkable donation of more than a thousand woodblock prints from the estate of UC Berkeley Professor of English William Dallam Armes. This exhibition features a selection of these exceptional prints, as well as hanging scroll paintings, screens, lacquerware, and ceramics that have entered the collection over the century since this...   More >

Arthur Jafa / MATRIX 272

Exhibit - Multimedia | December 12, 2018 – March 24, 2019 every day |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Arthur Jafa is an artist, director, editor, and award-winning cinematographer whose poignant work expands the concept of black cinema while exploring African American experience and race relations in everyday life. He has stated, “I have a very simple mantra and it’s this: I want to make black cinema with the power, beauty, and alienation of black music.” In his renowned work Love Is The Message,...   More >

Get Dancin’: Selections from the Collection

Exhibit - Photography | January 9 – March 31, 2019 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

The exuberance, romance, and beauty of dance are central themes in this exhibition of historical and contemporary works from BAMPFA’s collection. The selection is wide ranging, including prints, drawings, and photographs from the United States, Europe, and Asia. Among the highlights are two classic photographs of José Limón and Martha Graham by Barbara Morgan; George Bellows’s raucous image Dance...   More >

Masako Miki / MATRIX 273

Exhibit - Sculpture | January 9 – April 28, 2019 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Masako Miki was born in Japan but has made the Bay Area, and Berkeley in particular, her home for more than twenty years. In her work she remains close to her ancestral traditions, especially those that arise from her association with Buddhist and Shinto beliefs and practices, as well as traditional Japanese folklore. Her current work, she says, is “inspired by the idea of animism from the Shinto...   More >

Hans Hofmann: The Nature of Abstraction

Exhibit - Painting | February 27 – July 21, 2019 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Bringing together nearly seventy works spanning the entirety of the artist’s career, this exhibition presents a fresh and eye-opening examination of Hans Hofmann’s prolific and innovative artistic practice. Featuring paintings and works on paper from 1930 through the end of Hofmann’s life in 1966, the exhibition includes numerous masterworks from BAMPFA’s distinguished collection as well as many...   More >

Well Played! The Math and Science of Improving Your Game

Exhibit - Multimedia | November 17, 2018 – May 18, 2019 every day |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

You don't have to be a pro to know that math and science can help improve your game. In our exhibit, Well Played!, you can experiment with force, angles, and trajectory to get the highest scores you can with classic arcade games such as Skeeball, Pinball, and Basketball.

Want to improve your score? Try our interactive exhibits on the math and science behind force and trajectory, and then head...   More >

The Book as Place: Visions of the Built Environment

Exhibit - Artifacts | January 28 – May 17, 2019 every day | Wurster Hall, Environmental Design Library, 210 Wurster Hall

 Library

This exhibition of artists' books centers on ideas about the built environment and has been curated by Berkeley-based book artist Julie Chen for UC Berkeley’s Environmental Design Library. Featuring works by 25 artists including Robbin Ami Silverberg, Clifton Meador, Inge Bruggeman, Karen Kunc, Sarah Bryant and Barbara Tetenbaum, the exhibition explores the built environment through text, image,...   More >

The Book as Place: Visions of the Built Environment

Exhibit - Artifacts | January 15 – May 17, 2019 every day | 210 Wurster Hall

 Environmental Design, College of

This exhibition of artists books centers on ideas about the built environment, curated by Berkeley-based book artist Julie Chen for CEDs Environmental Design Library.

Illustrating México one page at a time-Print Art of José Guadalupe Posada.

Exhibit - Multimedia | February 8 – June 30, 2019 every day | Moffitt Undergraduate Library, 2nd floor

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 Library

In the pantheon of the late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century artists who represent Mexico and Mexican art, the artwork of José Guadalupe Posada stands out as a bright constellation that continues to shine a light on important stories through woodcuts, imprints, and engravings. This exhibition was created using the books from the collections of the Doe Library. The exhibition is envisioned...   More >

Aaron Marcus: Early Works

Exhibit - Multimedia | February 6 – June 30, 2019 every day |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Educated in physics, mathematics, and philosophy at Princeton University and trained in graphic design at Yale, Berkeley-based Aaron Marcus explores new possibilities for expression. He created his first “computer-assisted poem-drawings” in the spring of 1972, when he served as a research associate at Yale University’s School of Art and Architecture. Using standard typographical symbols, Marcus...   More >

Facing West 1: Camera Portraits from the Bancroft Collection

Exhibit - Photography | November 9, 2018 – March 15, 2019 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. |  Bancroft Library

 Bancroft Library

The first part of a double exhibition celebrating the tenth anniversary of the renewed Bancroft Library and its gallery, Facing West 1 presents a cavalcade of individuals who made, and continue to make, California and the American West. These camera portraits highlight the communities and peoples of Hubert Howe Bancroft’s original collecting region, which extended from the Rockies to the Pacific...   More >

Facing West: Camera Portraits from the Bancroft Collection

Exhibit - Photography | November 29, 2018 – March 15, 2019 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Bancroft Library, Bancroft Gallery

 Human Resources

The first part of a double exhibition celebrating the tenth anniversary of the renewed Bancroft Library and its gallery, Facing West 1 presents a cavalcade of individuals who made, and continue to make, California and the American West. These camera portraits highlight the communities and peoples of Hubert Howe Bancroft’s original collecting region, which extended from the Rockies to the Pacific...   More >

Pièces de Résistance: Echoes of Judaea Capta From Ancient Coins to Modern Art

Exhibit - Multimedia | January 29 – June 28, 2019 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

This exhibition will be continuing in Spring 2019.

Notions of resistance, alongside fears and realities of oppression, resound throughout Jewish history. As a minority, Jews express their political aspirations, ideals of heroism, and yearnings of retaliation and redemption in their rituals, art, and everyday life.

Centering on coins in The Magnes Collection, this exhibition explores how...   More >

Project “Holy Land”: Yaakov Benor-Kalter’s Photographs of British Mandate Palestine, 1923-1940

Exhibit - Photography | January 29 – June 28, 2019 every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 11 a.m.-4:05 p.m. |  Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)

 Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

For nearly two decades, Yaakov (Jacob) Benor-Kalter (1897-1969) traversed the Old City of Jerusalem, documenting renowned historical monuments, ambiguous subjects in familiar alleyways, and scores of “new Jews” building a new homeland. Benor-Kalter’s photographs smoothly oscillate between two worlds, and two Holy Lands, with one lens.

After immigrating from Poland to the British Mandate of...   More >

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

Exhibit - Painting | January 29 – June 28, 2019 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 >

Memory Objects: Judaica Collections, Global Migrations

Exhibit - Artifacts | February 26 – June 28, 2019 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 First World War (1914-1918) uprooted millions across Europe, and beyond. Many Jews left Eastern and Southern Europe, bringing with them prized personal and communal belongings. In an attempt to rescue precious heritage from imminent destruction, these “memory objects” often ended up with museums, collectors, and art dealers in the West.

Vision+Light: Processing Perception

Exhibit - Multimedia | February 20 – March 14, 2019 every day with exceptions | 12-5 p.m. | Kroeber Hall, Worth Ryder Art Gallery

 Science@Cal

This acclaimed program returns for its sixth, and to date most varied and provocative exhibition of the convergence of science and art.

Presenting artwork and installations across a range of media and technologies, Vision + Light: Processing Perception offers stunning visual, mind-bending virtual, and intriguing tactile experiences to spark thought and inspiration.

Arthur Jafa Notebook Viewing Hour

Exhibit - Multimedia | March 13 | 12-1 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Throughout the duration of the exhibition Arthur Jafa / MATRIX 272, a series of notebooks that Jafa began assembling in the 1990s are on view in the Florence Helzel Works on Paper Study Center on the museum's lower level. Reflecting the artist’s interest in found images and affective collage, the notebooks offer unique insight into his singular approach.

Viewing hours are Wednesdays 12–1,...   More >