Thursday, May 9, 2019
Performing Arts - Other | May 2 – 9, 2019 every day | Various Campus Locations (See Below)
The Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies invites you to its spring class showcases, where students will share creative projects and techniques conceived and crafted throughout the semester.
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 | May 9 | 7-9:30 a.m. | Sproul Plaza
Pledge to Ride on Bike to Work Day, Thursday, May 9
Join the fun on the biggest bike day of the year! Pledge to ride and youll receive a map of Energizer Stations where you can get your free Bike to Work Day bag. Youll also get $10 off at Mikes Bikes!
Visit an Energizer Station to get your free Bike to Work Day bag. This handy canvas tote is filled with... More >
Paris/Berkeley/Bonn/Zürich Analysis Seminar: Multiphase mean curvature flow: From numerical schemes to analysis
Seminar | May 9 | 9:10-10 a.m. | 238 Sutardja Dai Hall
Tim Laux, UC Berkeley
Multiphase mean curvature flow has, due to its importance in materials science, received a lot of attention over the last decades. In this talk, I will show how the gradient-flow structure allows to prove convergence results for several numerically relevant schemes, including phase-field models and thresholding schemes in codimensions one and two. The methods combine basic geometric measure... More >
Interested in studying abroad? A Berkeley Study Abroad Peer Adviser will hold office hours at Educational Opportunity Program on Thursdays from 10 am-noon this spring to answer questions about program options, scholarships, how to apply and additional services offered!
Sign-up on http://tinyurl.com/eopstudyabroad.
Workshop | May 9 – 10, 2019 every day | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden
This two-day class will focus on flowers and introduce you to the fascinating world of Botanical Art. Catherine Watters will teach you to observe, measure and draw plants in great detail and with botanical accuracy. Students will work with graphite, colored pencil and watercolors. All levels are welcome.
$190, $175 members
Register online or by calling 510-664-7606
Seminar | May 9 | 10-11 a.m. | 465H Soda Hall
Anurag Khandelwal, University of California at Berkeley
Modern cloud data services aim to support increasingly sophisticated queries with interactive response times. These services can be broadly divided into two categories: read-intensive applications such as web services, and write-intensive applications such as real-time monitoring of event streams. In both cases, supporting sophisticated queries interactively and at scale raises significant... More >
Course | May 9 | 10:30-11:30 a.m. | 370 University Hall | Note change in date
Jason Smith, UC Berkeley Office of Environment, Health, & Safety
This session briefly covers the UC Berkeley specific radiation safety information you will need to start work. In addition, dosimeter will be issued, if required.
Colloquium | May 9 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 606 Soda Hall
Applied Math Seminar: Four “better” ways to solve the Navier-Stokes equations: simulation of Richardson pair dispersion, ensemble discretization methods, an auxiliary equation approach for UQ, and filtered regularizations.
Seminar | May 9 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall
Max Gunzburger, Florida State University
The facetious and self-serving title refers to four approaches for Navier-Stokes simulations. The first involves the analysis, numerical analysis, and an efficient implementation strategy for a recently proposed fractional Laplacian closure model that accounts for Richardson pair dispersion observed in turbulent flows. The second is the exploitation of accurate and widely applicable ensemble... More >
Presentation | May 9 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 531 Cory Hall
It is often easier to describe what we want an autonomous system to do rather than how to do it. A control synthesizer bridges that gap by automatically constructing control software so the closed loop dynamics enforce a desired behavior such as safety or reachability. While many specific instances of control synthesis have elegant mathematical solutions, designing tractable algorithms to compute... More >
Seminar | May 9 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | C330 Haas School of Business
Emanuele Colonelli, Chicago Booth
Joint with Haas Finance Seminar
Seminar | May 9 | 12-1 p.m. | 177 Stanley Hall
Sean Wu, Epidemiology
This Computational Biology Skills Seminar is taught by graduate students and focuses on software tools, techniques, and libraries that are useful for researchers performing computation and data analysis. There is an emphasis on subjects related to the biological sciences, but many of the techniques are general and the seminar is open to researchers in other disciplines. RSVP for lunch.
Seminar | May 9 | 12-1:30 p.m. | C325 Haas School of Business
Emily Breza, Harvard
The Oliver E. Williamson Seminar on Institutional Analysis, named after our esteemed colleague who founded the seminar, features current research by faculty, from UCB and elsewhere, and by advanced doctoral students. The research investigates governance and its links with economic and political forces. Markets, hierarchies, hybrids, and the supporting institutions of law and politics all come... More >
Special Event | May 9 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 202 South Hall
Student project presentations from Info 256.
Seminar | May 9 | 1-2 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall
Presentation | May 9 | 1-2 p.m. | Cory Hall, 521 Hogan room
Palak Bhushan, EECS Dept, UC Berkeley
In this talk we will look at the design of 0.1gram centimeter-scale microbots utilizing different locomotion strategies as a means of transport. The focus won't be on the brain or useful payloads for these bots, but instead on the electro-mechanical design to make these tether-less, which is a necessary precursor to making autonomous microbots.
We start with the design of a micro-ratcheting... More >
Seminar | May 9 | 1-2 p.m. | 775 Tan Hall
Dr. Wenjuan Zhu, Assistant Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Further scaling of complementary metal-oxide-semiconductor (CMOS) dimensions will soon lead to a tremendous rise in power consumption while limited gain in the performance of integrated circuits. Beyond-CMOS devices, based on new materials, device concepts and architectures, can potentially overcome these limitations and further improve the performance, reduce energy consumption, and add novel... More >
Meeting | November 8, 2018 – May 9, 2019 the second Thursday of the month every other month | 1-2 p.m. | 212 Cory Hall
AppNet is a platform-agnostic community of practice for application programmers at UC Berkeley.
For the 2018-19 academic year, AppNet is holding informal meetings to just "talk shop", without scheduled speakers or agenda.
These meetings are held bimonthly on the second Thursday of every other month, from 1 to 2 pm, in 212 Cory Hall. Come join us!
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
Seminar | May 9 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall
Special Event | May 9 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 150 Graduate School of Public Policy
Final project presentations for the course Info 254. Data Mining and Analytics.
Seminar | May 9 | 2:10-3 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall
Carmine Cella, CNMAT, UC Berkeley Music
Carmine Emanuele Cella, assistant professor in music and technology at CNMAT, will present work done in the last years in searching good signal representations that permit high-level manipulation of musical concepts. After the definition of a geometric approach to signal representation, the theory of sound-types and its application to music will be presented. Finally, recent research on assisted... More >
Information Session | May 9 | 3-4:30 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden
Join us for an information session about the volunteer programs at UCBG. Find out what opportunities are currently available, what the requirements are, and learn how to get started.
In addition to registering, please email the Volunteer & Tour Coordinator at perry[at]berkeley.edu.
Register online or by calling 510-643-7265
Information Session | May 9 | 3-4 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building
Bayer process development scientists/engineers will describe the applied innovation that is happening right down the road at Bayer Berkeley. Biological Development not only carries out day-to-day product-development activities, but is constantly adopting innovative technologies into their daily work. Examples from the very practical to cutting edge scientific work will be shared.
Meet Paul Wu,... More >
Innovations and Inspirations: A Benefit Event: Featuring Sally Jewell, 51st Secretary of the Interior (2013–2017)
Special Event | May 9 | 5:30-9 p.m. | Lawrence Hall of Science
Join us for an evening of celebrating 50 years of innovation and impact at the Lawrence Hall of Scienceand help us inspire tomorrow. At this benefit event, Sally Jewell, the 51st Secretary of the Interior (20132017) and a former CEO of REI, will empower guests with a vision of how outdoor science learning can shape future generations of thinkers, inventors, and change-makers.
$300 Individual Nonprofit Ticket (limited availability), $500 Individual Ticket, $1,000 Individual Patron Ticket
I-House Celebration and Awards Gala Honoring Baroness Oona King as Alumna of the Year: Alumna of the Year Award Presented by Chancellor Carol Christ
Special Event | May 9 | 6 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium
Chancellor Carol Christ, UC Berkeley
Oona King, Director of Diversity Strategy, Google
Join us for our 31st Annual Celebration and Awards Gala
on Thursday, May 9th from 6 pm to 9 pm.
This year, I-House will honor Baroness Oona King as the Alumna of the Year to recognize her work as a member of the British Parliament, her advocacy for human rights, and her visionary leadership as the Director of Diversity Strategy at Google.
Schedule of events:
6 pm Music & Mingling
7... More >
Film - Feature | May 9 | 7 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
A family reunites for the anniversary of a sons tragic death in Kore-edas deceptively unadorned examination of grown children and growing-older parents, redolent of the pace and themes of Yasujiro Ozu yet entirely Kore-edas own in its approach to the attachments and periodic resentments that mark private lives. Brought together for a day of grief, three generations remain emotionally apart,... More >
Presentation | May 9 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Cafe Leila
1724 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley, CA 94702
Peggy Fiedler, Director, UC Natural Reserve System; Kathleen M. Wong, Communication Director, UC Natural Reserve System
In the late 1940s, a young University of California researcher watched in dismay as the research plot where he had been studying desert iguanas was bulldozed to build a motel. The experience galvanized him and other UC scientists to establish a library of ecosystems dedicated to research, teaching, and public service. The University of California Natural Reserve System now includes examples of... More >
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 | 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 >
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
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 >
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
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 >
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
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 >
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
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 >