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Friday, October 11, 2019

Connecting Plants and People: An Ethnobotanical Conversation

Colloquium | October 11 – 12, 2019 every day | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

eth·no·bot·a·ny: the study of complex relationships between plants and people across space and time

The Garden is pleased to announce Connecting Plants and People: An Ethnobotanical Conversation, a two-day international symposium. The first day, hosted at International House, will feature prominent speakers from around the globe and the Bay Area. The second day will include hands-on workshops...   More >

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Fifth Annual CDAR Symposium 2019

Conference/Symposium | October 11 | 8:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. | Memorial Stadium, University Club

 Consortium for Data Analytics in Risk

Our conference will feature new developments in data science, highlighting applications to finance and risk management. The program features Yuan (Alan) Qi from Ant Financial, Pete Kyle from the University of Maryland, Roberto Rigobon from MIT, Jeff Bohn from Swiss Re, Solomon Hsiang from UC Berkeley, and CDAR's co-Director Robert Anderson.

  RSVP online or or by emailing Sang Oum at cdar@berkeley.edu by October 11.

Responding to the Public Charge Rule: Immigrant Well-being and Access to Services

Conference/Symposium | October 11 | 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | 109 Moses Hall | Note change in date

 Prof. Irene Bloemraad, Berkeley Interdisciplinary Migration Initiative

 Berkeley Interdisciplinary Migration Institute

Postponed due to power shuttoff - stay tuned for new date.

Join the Berkeley Interdisciplinary Migration Initiative (BIMI) for a symposium bringing together service providers, policy makers, and other stakeholders to learn about immigrant integration resources in the Bay Area and discuss strategies to ensure immigrants' access to services in the future. ...   More >


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Essig Brunch Seminar: Entomology - insects, arachnids, and other arthopods

Seminar | October 4 – December 13, 2019 every Friday with exceptions | 10-11 a.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 1101 (UCMP "fishbowl")

 See website for current speaker and topic

 Essig Museum of Entomology

Weekly seminar series focused on insect ecology, evolution, behavior, and other research topics.

CANCELED - Sandhya Gajjar and Rahul Gajjar | Champaner-Pavagadh: From the unknown to the well-known

Lecture | October 11 | 12-2 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room) | Canceled

 Sandhya Gajjar, Curator and art historian; Rahul Gajjar, Photographer

 Munis D. Faruqui, Director, Institute for South Asia Studies; Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies; Associate Professor, South & South East Asian Studies

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies, South Asia Art Initiative at UC Berkeley, Department of History of Art, Art Forum SF

Talk on the archeological, heritage, environmental, architectural aspects of Champaner-Pavagadh as well as the man-heritage conflict issues raised.

Yoga for Tension and Stress Relief (BEUHS664)

Workshop | October 11 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 251 Hearst Gymnasium

 Laurie Ferris

 Be Well at Work - Wellness

Practicing yoga can release tension in your joints, give you greater range of motion, and offer increased comfort in all aspects of your life. Learn basic yoga poses and breathing techniques to transform your practice into a moving meditation. Optional: Join the Passport Yoga Passport Challenge and get a different stamp for each class to be entered into a drawing for a yoga prize! Please bring...   More >

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Ian Haney López - Merge Left: Fusing Race and Class, Winning Elections, and Saving America

Presentation | October 11 | 12:30-2 p.m. | David Brower Center, Goldman Theater

 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Ian Haney López

 400 Years of Resistance to Slavery and Injustice

From presidential hopefuls to engaged voters to journalists to activists, people across the country are grappling with how to think and talk about racism in American politics. Ian Haney López, a distinguished UC Berkeley professor and the acclaimed author of Dog Whistle Politics, offers clear insights and a way forward in his highly anticipated new book. Endorsed by Robert Reich, Van Jones, Jane...   More >

 Light Lunch served at 12:00pm on a first come first serve basis.

CANCELLED - Solid State Technology and Devices Seminar: Self-Assembly of Nanoscale Architectures with DNA

Seminar | October 11 | 1-2 p.m. | Cory Hall, The Hogan Room, 521 | Canceled

 Grigory (Greg) Tikhomirov, Postdoctoral Scholar, CalTech

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

This event has been cancelled

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 3 – December 29, 2019 every Sunday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday with exceptions | 1:30-2:45 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

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

OPT Document Check Workshop

Workshop | October 11 | 2-3 p.m. | International House, Sproul Rooms

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Join Berkeley International Office as you prepare to put together your documents for your OPT application. This workshop will cover required documents, how to fill out the forms, and most common mistakes in the application. In addition, there will be a Q&A portion during which you can ask specific questions about your own application.

Please note that this workshop is specifically for OPT...   More >

How Language Centers Thrive: Notes from the Field

Lecture | October 11 | 3-5 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, B-4 (Classroom side)

 Rosemary Feal, Executive Director Emerita, Modern Language Association

 Berkeley Language Center

During my years as executive director of the Modern Language Association, I learned a great deal about what makes language teaching effective on college and university campuses in the United States. I recently completed a project looking at language centers to determine what makes them thrive, what challenges they face, and what role they might play in the future as language departments are...   More >

The Cave

Film - Feature | October 11 | 3 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Amani, Salim, and Samaher work in an underground hospital called “The Cave” in besieged Al Ghouta, Syria. In this haunting film from the Oscar-nominated team behind Last Men in Aleppo, the camera is a mute witness to their daily work treating victims of Syria’s civil war. Through the lens of director Feras Fayyad, the smoke-filled city suggests dystopian sci-fi, its inhabitants living in...   More >

MENA Salon: Religious Freedom in the Middle East and Beyond

Workshop | October 11 | 3-4 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Every Friday the CMES hosts an informal guided discussion of current events in the Middle East and North Africa, open to all.

On 23 September, UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief Ahmed Shaheed released a report on the “Elimination of All Forms of Religious Intolerance.” The report notes the rise of anti-Semitism worldwide, pointing to the fatal attacks on synagogues in...   More >

CANCELED: Archiving the Non-Organizational Born-Digital: The Challenges Posed by Material from Individuals, Communities, Social Movements, and Events

Seminar | October 11 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 107 South Hall

 Howard Besser

 Information, School of

How archives and special collections can address the transition from analog to digital creation and the digital deluge.

Inorganic Chemistry Seminar

Seminar | October 11 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall | Canceled

 Polly Arnold, Department of Chemistry, UC Berkeley

 College of Chemistry

Student Arithmetic Geometry Seminar: Kaledin's degeneration theorem and THH (CANCELLED, will be rescheduled)

Seminar | October 11 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Martin Speirs, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics


This talk is concerned with an application of topological Hochschild homology (THH) to give a new proof of a result originally due to Kaledin. Given a variety smooth and proper over a field of characteristic zero, Deligne and Illusie (1987) provided a purely algebraic proof of a (non-canonical) decomposition of the de Rham cohomology...   More >


Performing Arts - Music | October 11 | 6:30 p.m. |  Hearst Greek Theatre

 Another Planet Entertainment

Hailed by Rolling Stone as “Britpop’s new crown princes,” Bastille has sold over eight million adjusted albums and amassed more than 6.5 billion cumulative streams globally.

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Performing Arts - Music | October 11 | 6:30 p.m. |  Hearst Greek Theatre

 Another Planet Entertainment

Hailed by Rolling Stone as “Britpop’s new crown princes,” Bastille has sold over eight million adjusted albums and amassed more than 6.5 billion cumulative streams globally.

  Buy tickets online

Volleyball vs. Arizona State

Sport - Intercollegiate - Volleyball | October 11 | 7 p.m. |  Haas Pavilion

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Volleyball hosts Arizona State in conference action at Haas Pavilion.

Bastille: with guest: Joywave

Performing Arts - Music | October 11 | 8 p.m. |  Hearst Greek Theatre

 Another Planet Entertainment

Hailed by Rolling Stone as “Britpop’s new crown princes,” Bastille has sold over eight million adjusted albums and amassed more than 6.5 billion cumulative streams globally. The band was introduced internationally with the single “Pompeii,” which is now 6x Platinum in the U.S. alone.

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The Kingdom of Cards: An English adaptation of Tagore's "Tasher Desh" presented by EnActe Arts

Performing Arts - Theater | October 11 | 8-10 p.m. |  Cubberley Theatre

 4000 Middlefield Rd, Palo Alto, CA 95014

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Enacte Arts, The Tagore Program on Literature, Culture and Philosophy at UC Berkeley, The Subir & Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies

Rabindranath Tagore’s poetic fantasy examines a kingdom of two dimensional playing cards strictly regulated by the cold rule of conformity.

 Use code KOCISAS for a 20% discount!. Tickets go on sale September 12. Buy tickets online

Homework: (Mashq-e shab)

Film - Feature | October 11 | 8 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Only Kiarostami could turn a documentary about homework into a delightful, absorbing, and stirring portrait of the “human condition.” The style is simplicity itself: the film consists of a series of interviews with several little boys (and, occasionally, with their parents) about the Iranian school system and its methods of assigning homework. Beleaguered by their rigorous workload, the boys...   More >

Exhibits and Ongoing Events

The Life and Career of Kaneji Domoto

Exhibit - Multimedia | August 19 – December 16, 2019 every day | 210 Wurster Hall

 Environmental Design, College of

This exhibition explores the complex story behind the only American Japanese architect and landscape architect at Frank Lloyd Wright’s Usonian community, in Westchester County, New York in 1944.

The Languages of Berkeley: An Online Exhibition

Exhibit - Multimedia | September 1, 2019 – August 31, 2020 every day |  Free Speech Movement Cafe (Moffitt Library)

 Library, Berkeley Language Center

Celebrates the magnificent diversity of languages that advance research, teaching, and learning at the University of California, Berkeley. It is the point of embarkation for an exciting sequential exhibit that will build on one post per week, showcasing an array of digitized works in the original language chosen by those who work with these languages on a daily basis - librarians, professors,...   More >

Power and the People: The U.S. Census and Who Counts

Exhibit - Artifacts | September 16, 2019 – March 1, 2020 every day | Doe Library, Bernice Layne Brown Gallery


Since 1790, the U.S. Census has impacted many aspects of our lives. It determines congressional apportionment, decides which communities receive a slice of $500,000,000,000 in federal funds, and provides information essential to policy making. Census questions also reflect the beliefs, concerns and prejudices of their time, starting with the first census which mandated that enslaved people be...   More >

Power to the People

You Are On Indian Land: There There (On the Same Page 2019): An Exhibit of Library Collections relating to the Native American community of Oakland

Exhibit - Multimedia | August 26, 2019 – January 31, 2020 every day | Moffitt Undergraduate Library, 3rd floor


Tommy Orange's debut novel, There There, is this year's On the Same Page program reading. The entire campus community is encouraged to read the book and participate in classes and events this Fall.

“Orange’s debut is an ambitious meditation on identity and its broken alternatives, on myth filtered through the lens of time and poverty and urban life. Its many short chapters are told through a...   More >

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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 >

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 >

Salon Session: On the art of Shelly Jyoti and the photography of Rahul Gajjar (South Asian Literature and Arts Festival)

Exhibit - Photography | October 11 | 7:30-9 p.m. |  Montalvo Arts Center

 1500 Montalvo Road, Saratoga, CA

 South Asia Studies, Institute for, South Asia Art Initiative at UC Berkeley, Art Forum SF

Join us for the Bay Area's first South Asian Literature & Art Festival, presented by Art Forum SF in collaboration with the UC Berkeley Institute of South Asian Studies.


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