Friday, March 22, 2019
Film - Series | March 2 – May 10, 2019 every day | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
March 2May 10, 2019
This years 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 Gunnalso an actor, playwright, and novelistwith new restorations of two genre-benders, his radical horror film Ganja & Hess and his metasoap opera Personal Problems. The latter was conceived by... More >
Miscellaneous | February 25 – March 22, 2019 every day | César E. Chávez Student Center
The UC Berkeley Student Learning Center is excited to invite submissions for our first ever photo contest! Were 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 >
Conference/Symposium | March 22 | Haas School of Business, Spieker Forum (6th Floor) - Chou Hall
Energy Institute at Haas
The Energy Institute holds a one day research conference on energy research and policy in Berkeley every March. The purpose is to bring together outstanding scholars and practitioners from around the world to exchange ideas and research results on topics related to energy markets and regulation.
Workshop | March 22 | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium
James Pawelski, University of Pennsylvania & Co-author "Happy Together"
Shauna Shapiro, University of Santa Clara; Amie Gordon, UCSF
Suzann Pileggi Paweski, Co-author of "Happy Together"
For the past two decades, the field of positive psychology has been growing rapidly. Over that time, one of the key findings from positive psychology research has been: Other people matter. In fact, a pillar of positive psychology is that our close relationships with others are essential to human flourishing and happiness.
Romantic relationships in particular have an enormous influence on our... More >
$139 General Admission, $159 General Admission with 5.5 CE Hours
Tickets go on sale January 1. Buy tickets online or by calling 510-642-4292
Seminar | March 22 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Berkeley Way West, 2121 Berkeley Way, Room 1102
This workshop will cover historical and contemporary perspectives on the neural basis of attention. Speakers will pay special tribute to the contributions and influences of Professor Robert Rafal, a cognitive and behavioral neurologist whose career focused on better understanding the neural underpinnings of attention, consciousness, eye movements, and perception. Bpb was a core member of the Bay... More >
Seminar | March 22 | 9:30-10 a.m. | 939 Evans Hall
Eugene Rabinovich, UC Berkeley
Between the lines: Tradition and Plasticity in Ana Hathery | Entrelinhas: tradição e plasticidade em Ana Hatherly
Conference/Symposium | March 22 | 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. | 470 Stephens Hall
Jeroen Dewulf, Director of the Institute of European Studies
Luís Faro Ramos
Maria João Lopes Cardoso
Institute of European Studies, Ana Hatherly Camões Institute Catedra, Camões, Instituto da Cooperação e da Língua, I.P., Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Fundação Luso-Americana, Center for Portuguese Studies, European Union Center
Please find the program in link below
Meeting | March 22 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 190B Doe Library
The 'Information and Uncertainty in Data Science' Discussion Forum is a forum for open inquiry and discussion about a wide range of recurring data science fundamentals, including information, uncertainty, entropy, bits, probability, machine learning, generalization, and others. All interested members of the UC Berkeley, UCSF, LBL and LLNL communities are welcome and encouraged to attend.
Seminar | March 22 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 250 Sutardja Dai Hall
Oriol Vinyals, Deepmind
Games have been used for decades as an important way to test and evaluate the performance of artificial intelligence systems. As capabilities have increased, the research community has sought games with increasing complexity that capture different elements of intelligence required to solve scientific and real-world problems... More >
Academic English Language Acquisition and Cultural Awareness: Filmmaking with English Language Learners
Lecture | March 22 | 12-1 p.m. | B-4 Dwinelle Hall
Jia Li, John A. Sproul Research Fellow, Berkeley Language Center & Associate Professor, Faculty of Education, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Canada
This talk reports on an action research project that engaged university English language learners (ELLs) in drama and filmmaking activities based on a Canadian novel. It aimed to enhance their learning of English for Academic Purposes (EAP) and develop an in-depth understanding of Canadian culture.
Seminar | March 22 | 12-1 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center | Note change in date and time
Earl Miller, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Seminar | March 22 | 12-1 p.m. | 534 Davis Hall
Environmental Engineering Alumni
Seminar | March 22 | 12-1 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center
Earl K. Miller, Picower Professor of Neuroscience, MIT
Working memory is the fundamental function by which we break free from reflexive input-output reactions to gain control over our own thoughts. It has two types of mechanisms: online maintenance of information and its volitional or executive control. Classic models proposed persistent spiking for maintenance but have not explicitly addressed executive control. I will review recent theoretical and... More >
Lecture | March 22 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall
Beverly Crawford Ames, Center for German and European Studies, UC Berkeley
The ascendance of the far right has jolted both American and European politics, weakened the European Union, and undermined liberal democracy on both sides of the Atlantic. This ascendance - whose myriad causes continue to puzzle scholars--depends heavily upon the rights virulent opposition to immigration. Conflating refugees and asylum seekers with economic migrants, the extreme right fans the... More >
Workshop | March 22 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 251 Hearst Gymnasium
Fit some fun and fitness into your day with these free, beginner dance classes. Zumba will be 9/7, Salsa will be 10/19, Hula / Polynesian will be11/2, and Zumba / Salsa will be 12/7. No partner required. Comfortable clothing and athletic shoes recommended.
Seminar | March 22 | 1-2 p.m. | Cory Hall, The Hogan Room, 521
Joel W. Ager, Materials Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
If renewable power sources such as solar and wind could be used to produce chemical precursors and/or fuels, it would provide an alternative to mankinds currently unsustainable use of fossil fuels and slow the rate of CO2 emission into the atmosphere. Analogous to photovoltaics, driving the thermodynamically uphill redox reactions required for net solar to chemical energy conversion necessitates... More >
Join us for a free, docent-led tour of the Garden as we explore interesting plants from around the world, learn about the vast diversity in the collection, and see what is currently in bloom. Meet at the Entry Plaza.
Free with Garden admission. Advanced registration not required
Complex Energy Transfer Networks In Doped Nanoparticles: From Robotic Synthesis to Microlasers: Nano Seminar Series
Seminar | March 22 | 2-3 p.m. | 4 LeConte Hall
Lanthanide-doped nanomaterials exhibit complex photophysical dynamics that give rise to non-linear optical processes such as photon upconversion, which can be leveraged for optical switching, photovoltaics, and imaging through biological tissue.
My research explores the energy transfer networks that govern the optical properties of lanthanide-doped upconverting nanoparticles and the reaction... More >
Seminar | March 22 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall
Fraydoun Rezakhanlou, UC Berkeley
Seminar | March 22 | 2:30-4 p.m. | 3110 Etcheverry Hall
Professor Donald R. Webster, Georgia Tech
Abstract: A portable tomographic particle image velocimetry (tomo-PIV) system was used to study fluid dynamics and kinematics of pteropods (aquatic snails nicknamed sea butterflies) in Antarctica. These pteropods (Limacina helicina antarctica) swim with a pair of parapodia (or wings) via a unique flapping propulsion mechanism that incorporates similar techniques as observed in small flying... More >
Workshop | March 22 | 3-4 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall
Every Friday the CMES hosts an informal guided discussion of current events in the Middle East and North Africa, open to all.
Algerias recent revolutionary developments have been spearheaded by youth protesters. Across the region, countries face serious challenges in the face of burgeoning young populations, and more importantly, their unmet political, socio-cultural and economic... More >
AI, Professionals, and Professional Work: The Practice of Law with Automated Decision Support Technologies
Seminar | March 22 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 107 South Hall
How technical systems employing algorithms are shaping and displacing human decision-making.
Lecture | March 22 | 4-6 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conference Room)
Richard Eaton, Professor of History at the University of Arizona
Munis Faruqui, Director, Institute for South Asia Studies; Sarah Kailath Professor of India Studies; Associate Professor in the Department of South and Southeast Asian Studies
A talk by historian of India and Islam, Richard Eaton, Professor of History at the University of Arizona
Film - Documentary | March 22 | 4 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
One of Brazils most popular and respected musicians and composers, Antonio Carlos Tom Jobim found himself the face (or at least the sound) of a new Brazil when his songs such as The Girl from Ipanema and Desafinado seduced the world with their clear, cool, sensual style. (I havent sung this quietly since I had laryngitis, quipped Frank Sinatra after trying out the songbook.) Dos Santos... More >
Colloquium | March 22 | 4-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall
Sam van Gool, Utrecht University
This talk is about joint work with Benjamin Steinberg, in which we apply model theory to study algebraic structures occurring in the theory of regular languages.
Regular languages can both be understood as monadic-second-order-definable classes of finite colored linear orders, and as subsets of the free monoid which induce a certain finite-index congruence, called the syntactic congruence.... More >
Seminar | March 22 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall
Lauren Heller, UCB
I will discuss groupoid schemes and quotients in general and then state a result from a paper by Ekedahl that relates these quotients to Lie algebras for schemes over a field of positive characteristic.
Film - Documentary | March 22 | 6:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
In 2014, Ottinger journeyed to the distant regions of the Bering Seato Alaska, then Chukotka, and on to Kamchatkafollowing along the paths of historic expeditions and explorers, such as the naturalist Georg Willem Steller and Vitus Bering; later, Captain James Cook; and, still later, the poet and botanist Adelbert von Chamisso, who traveled with Otto von Kotzebue. Over a three-month period,... More >
Presentation | March 22 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Scarlet City Espresso Bar
3960 Adeline Street, Emeryville, CA 94608
Julie Fornaciari; Eric Hsu
Diversifying the Energy Landscape with Hydrogen Technology with Julie Fornaciari
Everyone is talking about energy, renewable and nonrenewable. But another key player in the energy landscape is hydrogen a gas that can utilize different energy sources for various applications. Julie will be talking about the technology (fuel cells and electrolyzers) and how they play a role in the energy... More >
Film - Feature | March 22 | 7 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Peter Watkinss Edvard Munch is the standard by which all subsequent films of artists lives will be measured. Rather than reducing its subject, Watkinss film is the first to suggest the totality of factors producing an artist. Mixing fact and fiction, narration and interviews [with figures in Munch's life and paintings] . . . Watkins fashions a gigantic collage of Munch and his time. Edvard... More >
Performing Arts - Theater | March 22 | 8-10 p.m. | Zellerbach Playhouse
Quote Unquote Collective, Cal Performances
A two-woman show acclaimed for its raw honesty and insightful portrayal of womanhood, Mouthpiece follows one woman over the course of a day, as she struggles to find her voice and contend with the formidable shadow cast by her mother. The work is co-created and performed by the Toronto-based Quote Unquote Collective, the performers seamlessly integrating sung a cappella passages with spoken text... More >
$35 (prices subject to change)
Exhibits and Ongoing Events
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
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.
Exhibit - Painting | October 3, 2018 – May 26, 2019 every day | 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 areasLhasa, Dharamsala, Kathmandu, New York, and the Bay Areathe... More >
Exhibit - Painting | December 12, 2018 – April 14, 2019 every day | 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 >
Exhibit - Multimedia | December 12, 2018 – March 24, 2019 every day | 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 its 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 >
Exhibit - Photography | January 9 – March 31, 2019 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 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 BAMPFAs 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 Bellowss raucous image Dance... More >
Exhibit - Sculpture | January 9 – April 28, 2019 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 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 >
Exhibit - Painting | February 27 – July 21, 2019 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Bringing together nearly seventy works spanning the entirety of the artists career, this exhibition presents a fresh and eye-opening examination of Hans Hofmanns prolific and innovative artistic practice. Featuring paintings and works on paper from 1930 through the end of Hofmanns life in 1966, the exhibition includes numerous masterworks from BAMPFAs distinguished collection as well as many... More >
Exhibit - Multimedia | November 17, 2018 – May 18, 2019 every day | Lawrence Hall of Science
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 >
Exhibit - Artifacts | January 28 – May 17, 2019 every day | Wurster Hall, Environmental Design Library, 210 Wurster Hall
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 Berkeleys 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 >
Exhibit - Artifacts | January 15 – May 17, 2019 every day | 210 Wurster Hall
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.
Exhibit - Photography | March 21 – May 19, 2019 every day | Jacobs Hall
Fabien Cappellos SILLAS CALLEJERAS (STREET CHAIRS, 2018) offers lessons in design and ingenuity from Mexico City. The photographic series depicts a collection of chairs assembled from everyday contexts across the sprawling metropolis market stalls, shops, street stands, and elsewhere. Cappello casts an anthropological eye on artifacts that reflect a city where artisanal manufacture... More >
Exhibit - Multimedia | February 8 – June 30, 2019 every day | Moffitt Undergraduate Library, 2nd floor343386 N/A
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 >
Exhibit - Multimedia | February 6 – June 30, 2019 every day | 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 Universitys School of Art and Architecture. Using standard typographical symbols, Marcus... More >
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)
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 >
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)
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-Kalters photographs smoothly oscillate between two worlds, and two Holy Lands, with one lens.
After immigrating from Poland to the British Mandate of... More >
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)
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 >
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)
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.
Exhibit - Artifacts | March 15 – December 15, 2019 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. | Hearst Museum of Anthropology
If you sip a cup of coffee, are you on drugs? If you try psychedelics, are you committing a crime? If you have a sweet tooth, are you a sugar addict?
Since the beginning of human existence, peoples of the world have altered their minds with countless plant-based substances. They have done so for many reasons, ranging from pleasure to health to ceremony, with effects both harmful and benign,... More >