<< Wednesday, April 24, 2019 >>

Wednesday, April 24, 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 >

Navigating Unconscious Bias

Seminar | April 24 | 105 Stanley Hall

 Cat Adams and Linet Mera, Unconscious Bias Project

 Thriving in Science

Most people don’t want to be racist, sexist, or prejudiced in general. Yet simply living in the world exposes everyone to negative stereotypes about various groups of people, which can lead anyone to internalize harmful “unconscious bias” and accidentally discriminate against people they consciously respect. We’ll review how to recognize unconscious bias, give you tips to reduce bias in your...   More >

Computer Health Matters: User Friendly Workstations (BEUHS400)

Workshop | April 24 | 8:30-9:30 a.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

 Greg Ryan, Ergonomics@Work

 Be Well at Work - Ergonimics

Learn how to set up a user-friendly workstation and practice stretches to help relieve computer-related aches and pains. This workshop is required to qualify for computer ergonomics matching funds.

  Register online

Creating an Inclusive Work Environment: BPM103

Workshop | April 24 | 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. | 24 University Hall

 Sidalia (Sid) Reel; Angela Stopper

 Human Resources

The content explores the importance of creating inclusive work environments and effective teams. It examines the principles of equity and inclusion, emotional intelligence, and managing a multi-generational workforce.

Keyboards and Mice: Ergonomic Alternatives (BEUHS401)

Workshop | April 24 | 9:45-10:45 a.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

 Greg Ryan, Campus Ergonomist, Be well at Work - Ergonomics

 Be Well at Work - Ergonimics

Learn about the ergonomics of keyboards and pointing devices, including appropriate workstation set-up, postures, and techniques for using them. Find out about the keyboards and pointing devices covered by the Computer Ergonomics Matching Funds Program. Enroll online at the UC Learning Center.

  Register online

Spring at the Hall

Special Event | March 21 – June 7, 2019 every day | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

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

Evoking Sympathy for the Muslim Woman Post 9/11

Lecture | April 24 | 12-2 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Evelyn Alsultany, Associate Professor of American Culture, Arab and Muslim American Studies Program Co-Founder and Director, University of Michigan

 Department of Gender and Women's Studies

This talk examines representations of Muslim women in the U.S. news media post-9/11/01, focusing on how Muslim women became sites of public sympathy and moral outrage. It argues that the logics central to the War on Terror are not possible without their accompanying affects, showing how Muslim women are designated as worthy of feeling while Muslim men are not.

Political Imagery and Bonfires in Northern Ireland

Lecture | April 24 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Renée Tosser, Université de la Réunion (France)

 Irish Studies Program - Institute of European Studies

Visual displays play an important political role in Northern Ireland. They are often the most visible sign of sectarian division and attitudes in a society still marked by division thirty years after the end of the so-called ‘Troubles’. Violence still prevails in that country and sometimes it coalesces around Orange marches, especially during the month of July. July 12, known as "the Twelfth,"...   More >

Noon Concert: Chamber Music

Performing Arts - Music | April 24 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

Students from the music department performing works from the chamber music literature.

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...   More >

Health, Healing, and Death: Contestations and Interventions

Colloquium | April 24 | 12-1:30 p.m. |  Duster Room, ISSI

 2420 Bowditch Street, Berkeley, CA 94720

 Tina Sacks, Assistant Professor, School of Social Welfare, UC Berkeley

 Institute for the Study of Societal Issues

Katie Savin, Ph.D Student, Social Welfare

"A Death by Any Other Name: When Are Health Disparities Calls for Assimilaion to a Medicalized Norm?"

Angela Aguilar, Ph.D Student, Ethnic Studies, and ISSI Graduate Fellow

"Envisioning 'Loving Care' in Impermanent Healing Spaces: Sacred and Political Organizing Toward Decolonial Health/Care in Oakland, California"

Post-Baccalaureate Health Professions Program Online Information Session

Information Session | April 24 | 12-1 p.m. |  Online

 UC Berkeley Extension

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

  Register online

Complexity of linear regions in deep networks

Seminar | April 24 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 560 Evans Hall

 David Rolnick, University of Pennsylvania

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

It is well-known that the expressivity of a neural network depends on its architecture, with deeper networks expressing more complex functions. For ReLU networks, which are piecewise linear, the number of distinct linear regions is a natural measure of expressivity. It is possible to construct networks for which the number of linear regions grows exponentially with depth. However, we show that...   More >

Race, Place, and Other Things for the Taking: The Buffalo Soldiers and Allensworth, California

Lecture | April 24 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Jarre Hamilton, Department of Anthropology, UC Berkeley

 Archaeological Research Facility

In 1908, Lieutenant Colonel Allen Allensworth (and chaplain to the 24th infantry regiment of the Buffalo Soldiers) founded the town of Allensworth, California. This talk will discuss the daily, lived experiences of both the civilian population and the enlisted military men who existed in these varying racialized landscapes and the archaeological material culture they have left behind.

Are we over-testing? Using machine learning to understand physician decisions: A Brown Bag Talk

Colloquium | April 24 | 12-1 p.m. | 2232 Piedmont, Seminar Room

 Ziad Obermeyer, 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.

Plant and Microbial Biology Seminar: "Analysis of NLR immunity signaling across plant species"

Seminar | April 24 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall

 Jane Parker, Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

Jane Parker studies resistance pathway dynamics in plant immunity at the Max Planck Institute in Germany. She is also an associate professor at the Institute of Genetics University of Cologne. Current Projects in the lab are host intracellular pathogen recognition and mobilization of resistance pathways, steering the plant stress hormone network in effector-triggered immunity. and plant immunity...   More >

MVZ LUNCH SEMINAR - Leeann Louis: How the shapes of bird bones change with hovering flight, migratory behavior, and egg-laying

Seminar | April 24 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 VLSB, Grinnell-Miller Library

 Leeann Louis

 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 >

Engineering of Biological Devices

Seminar | April 24 | 12-1 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Assaf Gilad, Michigan State University

 Bioengineering (BioE)

We are interested in exploring the possibility of using biological tissues and cells to replace electronic devices. We are developing biological parts (“bio-parts”) for better design of diagnostic tools, controlled release of biological agents, metabolites, neurotropic factors, cytokines and drugs as well as for controlling cell fate and differentiation. The countless variations of protein...   More >

Habits: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly (BEUHS052)

Workshop | April 24 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club

 Leslie Bell, Ph.D. LCSW, Be Well at Work – Employee Assistance

 Employee Assistance Program

Habits form the structure of our lives. Habits matter because 40% of what we do every day is governed by them. What we eat, how much we move our bodies, how much we sleep, how we treat the people in our lives are all determined largely by habits. Healthy habits help us to be healthy and happy. Unhealthy habits keep us from living the lives we want.

In this workshop, we will explore how habits...   More >

Pan African Feminism: From Freedom Fighters to Feminists

Colloquium | April 24 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Amina Mama

 Center for African Studies

Whether hailed for transitioning to the ballot box, or condemned for failing to hold elections, African regimes continue to exhibit profound contradictions with regard to gender and sexual politics. Patriarchal state practices range from the paternalistic inclusion associated with ballot box democracy, to more coercive, politically authoritarian modes of control. The widespread formal acceptance...   More >

Guest Lecturer Amina Mama

Harmonic Analysis Seminar: A Decoupling Inequality

Seminar | April 24 | 1:10-2 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

 Kevin O'Neill, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Decoupling inequalities express a form of orthogonality, in certain $L^p$ norms, for functions whose Fourier transforms are supported in small neighborhoods of curved submanifolds of Euclidean space. This talk will be an introduction (building on last week's pre-introduction) to the decoupling inequality of Bourgain and Demeter for paraboloids in $R^d$, for $d\ge 2$.

A Convex Duality Framework for GANs: BLISS Seminar

Seminar | April 24 | 2-3 p.m. | 531 Cory Hall

 Farzan Farnia, Stanford

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Generative adversarial network (GAN) is a minimax game between a generator mimicking the true model and a discriminator distinguishing the samples produced by the generator from the real training samples. Given a discriminator trained over the entire space of functions, this game reduces to finding the generative model which minimizes a divergence score, e.g. the Jensen-Shannon (JS) divergence,...   More >

Topology Seminar (Introductory Talk): Khovanov homology

Seminar | April 24 | 2:10-3 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Sucharit Sarkar, UCLA

 Department of Mathematics

I will describe Khovanov's categorification of the Jones polynomial. We will talk about some applications of Khovanov homology to low-dimensional topology, such as Rasmussen's proof that the four-ball genus of the \((p,q)\) torus knot is \((p-1)(q-1)/2\). We will also talk about some directions in which the theory has been generalized.

Deformation Theory Seminar: Geometry of superpotentials in massive $1+1$ dimensional Landau-Ginzburg theories

Seminar | April 24 | 2:30-3:50 p.m. | Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, Baker Room

 Raeez Lorgat, Perimeter Institute

 Department of Mathematics

We will discuss some of the structures related to superpotentials appearing in the work of Gaiotto, Moore and Witten

The topologies of random real algebraic hypersufaces

Seminar | April 24 | 3-4 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Peter Sarnak, Princeton University and IAS

 Department of Statistics

The topology of a hyper-surface in P^n(R)
of high degree can be very complicated .However
if we choose the surface at random there is a universal
law . Little is known about this law and it appears
to be dramatically different for n=2 and n>2 .
There is a similar theory for zero sets of monochromatic
waves which model nodal sets .
Joint work with Y.Canzani and I.Wigman

Representation Theory and Mathematical Physics Seminar: Globalization of Split AKSZ Sigma Models in the BV-BFV Formalism

Seminar | April 24 | 3-4 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

 Nima Moshayedi, University of Zurich

 Department of Mathematics

I give an introduction to the BV-BFV formalism and discuss the setting of certain AKSZ theories. Moreover, I describe a globalization procedure using concepts of formal geometry, which extends the Quantum Master Equation for manifolds with boundary.

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 >

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
-Career Fair Preparation
-Interview Preparation
-Graduate/Professional Program Application


Film - Feature | April 24 | 3:10 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Yumiko, a troubled young woman, believes she is responsible for the death of her grandmother as well as the suicide of her first husband, Ikuo. Five years after Ikuo’s death, she is happily remarried but her guilt and sorrow are never far away. Returning to her home town, she is drawn to a clifftop by the tolling of funeral bells—and by the siren call of the maborosi, a beautiful light that lures...   More >

Topology Seminar (Main Talk): Khovanov homotopy type

Seminar | April 24 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall | Note change in time and location

 Sucharit Sarkar, UCLA

 Department of Mathematics

I will describe a construction of a stable homotopy type which is a knot invariant, and whose (ordinary) homology is Khovanov homology. We will state some applications of this spatial refinement. Time permitting, we will describe further spatial refinements of other variants of Khovanov homology, such as invariants for tangles. This is joint with Robert Lipshitz and Tyler Lawson.

Applying for Your Student Visa Webinar

Information Session | April 24 | 3:30-5 p.m. |  Online Webinar

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

This webinar will instruct newly admitted students to UC Berkeley for Fall 2019 on the U.S. Embassy or Consulate visa application process and entry to the United States. Think ahead and apply early as delays and increased scrutiny are expected during this busy travel season. There will be time for student questions at the end of the presentation. The same webinar will be repeated live in May and...   More >

Number Theory Seminar: Algebraicity of values of the Gamma function I

Seminar | April 24 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Zixin Jiang, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Screening: Arab Women-Directed Short Films

Film - Series | April 24 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

This program showcases 5 short films by and about Arab women. The showcase includes documentary, narrative, and animation spotlighting compelling, socially-relevant short format work from Tunisia, Lebanon, the United Arab Emirates, Palestine, and Morocco, moving through a coming of age discussion between Lebanese millennials on a ferris wheel and a young girl testing the boundaries of a Salafist...   More >

EECS Colloquium: Memcomputing: leveraging memory and physics to compute efficiently

Colloquium | April 24 | 4-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, 306 (HP Auditorium)

 Massimiliano Di Ventra, University of California, San Diego

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

It is well known that physical phenomena may be of great help in computing some difficult problems efficiently. A typical example is prime factorization that may be solved in polynomial time by exploiting quantum entanglement on a quantum computer. There are, however, other types of (non-quantum) physical properties that one may leverage to compute efficiently a wide range of hard problems. In...   More >

Tarski Lecture: Formalizing mathematics

Lecture | April 24 | 4-5 p.m. | 4 LeConte Hall

 Thomas Hales, University of Pittsburgh

 Department of Mathematics

This talk will describe a broad long-term research program to make formal proofs in mathematics a practical reality. A formal proof is a mathematical proof that has been checked exhaustively by computer, on the basis of the fundamental axioms of mathematics and the primitive inference rules of logic. The field has progressed to the point that it is now possible to give formal proofs of major...   More >

“Hormone discovery - new functional molecules and biomarkers for metabolic disease”

Seminar | April 24 | 4-5 p.m. | 114 Morgan Hall

 Katrin Svensson, Stanford University

 Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology

Designing Catalytic Materials on the Atomic Level for Sustainable Biomass Conversion

Colloquium | April 24 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall

 Nicholas Burnelli, Professor, Ohio State University

 Department of Chemical Engineering

Rapid consumption of energy and material resources demands that we identify more sustainable manufacturing processes. Sustainable processes inherently involve minimizing waste. Indeed, the key challenge is
achieving highly active and selective catalytic materials for converting resources such as biomass. Our group develops precise synthetic methods to produce uniform and well-defined catalytic...   More >

“Land Grabbing or Land to Investors?”: A conversation on Land Grabbing at the UC Berkeley

Panel Discussion | April 24 | 4:15-5:30 p.m. | 470 Stephens Hall

 Alfredo Bini, Visiting Scholar, Department of Environmental Science, Policy, & Management (ESPM) - UC Berkeley; Claudia J Carr, Associate Professor, Department of Environmental Science, Policy, & Management (ESPM) - UC Berkeley; Paolo D’Odorico, Professor, Department of Environmental Science, Policy, & Management (ESPM) - UC Berkeley; Jampel Dell’Angelo, Assistant Professor, Department of Environmental Policy Analysis at the Institute for Environmental Studies (IVM), Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

 Dept. of Environmental Science, Policy, and Mgmt. (ESPM), Center for Science, Technology, Medicine and Society (CSTMS)

Photojournalist Alfredo Bini, visiting scholar in the ESPM at UC Berkeley, will present his documentary: “Land Grabbing or Land to Investors?”

The documentary connects the dots between agribusiness corporations and large scale land acquisitions in Ethiopia and documents the disagreement between the way government officials and local communities view this phenomenon.

Ethiopia, Gambella. Burning forest around the Karuturi Global facility to allow access for the bulldozers that will prepare the ground for oil palm and sugar cane plantations.

Land Grabbing or Land for Investors?

Film - Documentary | April 24 | 4:15-5:30 p.m. | #470 Stephens Hall

 Alfredo Bini, ESPM

 Science, Technology, and Society Center (STSC)

Photojournalist Mr. Alfredo Bini will present his documentary on land grabbing in Ethiopia "Land Grabbing or Land to Investors?", followed by a round-table discussion with Prof. Claudia Carr (ESPM), Prof. Jampel Dell'Angelo (VU University, Amsterdam), Prof. Paolo D'Odorico (ESPM).

Distinguished Teaching Award Ceremony

Special Event | April 24 | 5-6:30 p.m. |  Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center

 Center for Teaching and Learning, Academic Senate

Four UC Berkeley faculty have been selected as recipients of the 2019 Distinguished Teaching Award, the campus’s most prestigious honor for teaching. The award recognizes teaching that incites intellectual curiosity in students, engages them thoroughly in the enterprise of learning, and has a lifelong impact.

Big Ideas Grand Prize Pitch Day 2019

Special Event | April 24 | 5-8 p.m. | 100 Blum Hall

 The Big Ideas Contest

After months of developing their Big Ideas with mentors, six top student teams compete in the annual Big Ideas Grand Prize Pitch Day for up to $5,000 in prizes. Teams will share their vision for social impact with a panel of esteemed judges. This annual highlight of the Big Ideas contest is an exciting event with opportunities for audience participation and networking. Refreshments will be served.

Humanitarianism from the Margins: Framing Return Migration and Repatriation in Jewish Europe and Africa

Lecture | April 24 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Nick Underwood and Florian Wagner, Institute of European Studies, UC Berkeley & The Regional Pacific Office of the German Historical Institute, Washington DC

 Institute of European Studies, The Pacific Regional Office of the German Historical Institute Washington

A dual lecture with tandem fellows Nick Underwood and Florian Wagner. As fellows of the Pacific Regional Office of the German Historical Institute with a focus on the history of migration, their research centers around Jewish return migration and repatriation tendencies in France and Ethiopia. The presentations will be followed by a discussion with Andrea Westermann,

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 >

VSR Social Mixer

Social Event | April 24 | 6-8 p.m. |  Matiki Island BBQ & Brew (prev. Daily Pint)


 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

On behalf of Berkeley International Office, we would like to invite you to attend our Visiting Student Researcher (VSR) Social Mixer! Enjoy this opportunity to meet and socialize with other scholars. All are welcome so feel free to invite friends, family, or new colleagues.

We'll be inside at one of the long tables. Look for signs! Food and beverages will be available for purchase. We...   More >

Making Bitters with California Natives

Workshop | April 24 | 6-8 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Come to the UC Botanical Garden to learn all about how to make bitters from California native plants with Katie Shea of Golden Bear Bitters. In this hands on workshop you'll create your own bitter, learn about suitable plant species and learn to prepare a cocktail and mocktail as well.

Golden Bear Bitters was founded in 2016 by Katie Shea, who also operates Bar Cart Cocktail Co.

$50 / $45 UCBG Members

  Register online

Navigating Unconscious Bias

Seminar | April 24 | 6-7 p.m. | 105 Stanley Hall

 Cat Adams and Linet Mera

 QB3 - California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences

Most people don’t want to be racist, sexist, or prejudiced in general. Yet simply living in the world exposes everyone to negative stereotypes about various groups of people, which can lead anyone to internalize harmful “unconscious bias” and accidentally discriminate against people they consciously respect. We’ll review how to recognize unconscious bias, give you tips to reduce bias in your...   More >

Cybersecurity and Defense: Trends, Challenges, and Careers

Panel Discussion | April 24 | 6-8 p.m. | Soda Hall, HP Auditorium

 Chris Jay Hoofnagle, UC Berkeley School of Law and School of Information; Nicholas Weaver, UC Berkeley International Computer Science Institute; Lt. Col. Kevin Childs, Hoover Institution, US Air Force; Dorothy Ngutter, US Department of State

 Delta Phi Epsilon, UC Berkeley Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Policy Review at Berkeley, Kappa Alpha Pi Pre-Law Fraternity, Review of International Conflict and Security

Join us for a discussion with four distinguished panelists about trends, challenges, and career opportunities for students interested in cybersecurity and defense. Historically, industry knowledge and career paths for students interested in tech and tech-policy have been most pronounced in the private sector, in spite of emerging public sector needs for national security roles in tech. Our panel...   More >

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.

Les Blank Lecture: Susana de Sousa Dias

Lecture | April 24 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Osher Theater

 Susana de Sousa Dias

 Arts Research Center

Les Blank Lecture: Susana de Sousa Dias
Wednesday, April 24, 2019
Berkeley Art Museum Pacific Film Archive

Susana de Sousa Dias is an award-winning Portuguese independent filmmaker.

Susana de Sousa Dias

Luz Obscura

Film - Documentary | April 24 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Susana de Sousa Dias continues her exploration of Portugal’s tragic past in this moving experimental essay film on political imprisonment, government oppression, and the families left behind in their wake. Like her earlier Still Life and 48, the film brings to light official images from the Portuguese secret police archives of political prisoners under the dictatorship; here, testimonies of the...   More >

Was es alles gibt: A German Cabaret

Performing Arts - Theater | April 23 – 24, 2019 every day | 7-8 p.m. | B-4 Dwinelle Hall

 Department of German

The UC Berkeley students of German once again present a (mostly) humorous mixture of poetry, skits, and music in their annual cabaret program with texts by Robert Gernhardt, Ernst Jandl, Karl Valentin, Friedrich Hölderlin and many others. A poetic and playful celebration of the German language.

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 >

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


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.

On View at Jacobs Hall: Fabien Cappello: Sillas Callejeras/Street Chairs

Exhibit - Photography | March 21 – May 19, 2019 every day |  Jacobs Hall

 Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation

Fabien Cappello’s 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 >

Fabien Cappello, Sillas Callejeras/Street Chairs, 2018. Courtesy the designer.

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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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 >

The Art of David Lance Goines

Exhibit - Artifacts | April 13 – 24, 2019 every day | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

The art of artist, calligrapher, typographer, printing entrepreneur, and author, David Lance Goines will be on display at the UC Botanical Garden.

 Free with Garden Admission

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.

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

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

 Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

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

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

Permanent Accusation: Art for Human Rights

Exhibit - Painting | April 10 – June 30, 2019 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Fifteen years ago this April, photographs taken inside the Iraqi prison at Abu Ghraib became public in what amounted to a shocking disclosure of torture perpetrated by United States military intelligence officers against Iraqi detainees. They pictured prisoners stripped naked, hooded, and threatened by dogs, their dehumanization made more ghastly by American guards appearing casually next to...   More >

Looking: The Art of Frederick Hammersley

Exhibit - Multimedia | April 10 – June 23, 2019 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Born in Salt Lake City in 1919, Frederick Hammersley moved to the Bay Area at a young age and first studied art in San Francisco. Stationed in Paris during World War II, he took the opportunity to meet Pablo Picasso and Constantin Brancusi, as well as study at the École des Beaux Arts. Upon returning to the United States, Hammersley enrolled in the Chouinard Art Institute (which became the...   More >

Art Wall: Carlos Amorales

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

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

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

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

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

Guided Tours: Hans Hofmann

Exhibit - Painting | April 24 | 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.