<< Saturday, October 19, 2019 >>

Saturday, October 19, 2019

Football vs. Oregon State

Sport - Intercollegiate - Football | October 19 |  Memorial Stadium

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Football hosts Oregon State at Memorial Stadium.

Lacrosse: Homecoming Tailgate

Social Event | October 19 |  Kroeber Hall

 Cal Alumni Association, The Cal Men's Lacrosse Society

“Kick off” the party at The Cal Lacrosse Tailgate, three hours before the Cal versus Oregon State Homecoming Football game. [Time TBD when game time announced]. This is the place to be for All Cal Lacrosse fans and supporters; here’s why ---

Ann's Catering + TopDog Buffet: Can you think of a more quintessentially Berkeley tailgate? We'll have TopDogs on the grill, catered salads from Rick and...   More >

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TDPS presents Who Shot La Miguelito? by Sean San José

Performing Arts - Theater | October 17 – 20, 2019 every day |  Zellerbach Playhouse

 Sean San José

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

This dynamic performance piece parallels the murder of a young street artist in San Francisco’s Mission District with the death of immigrant, working-class neighborhoods. Mapping the Mission in murals, tags, stickers, stencils, and socio-political protest art, the piece invites the audience to see, hear, and move with refugees, immigrants, first gens—and ghosts.


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Mural by Twick ICP | Poster by Ben Dillon

Homecoming: Reunion and Parents Weekend

Special Event | October 18 – 20, 2019 every day |  UC Berkeley Campus

 University Development and Alumni Relations

Reunion and Parents Weekend at Homecoming is UC Berkeley’s largest annual gathering welcoming thousands of alumni, parents, and families to campus for three days of fun. Festivities include alumni parties, family events, the Bear Affair Tailgate BBQ, tours and open houses, the Homecoming football game, lectures, spirit events, and more. In 2019, it takes place October 18–20.

  Registration opens July 1. Register online by September 27.

Cal Cafe

Tour/Open House | October 18 – 19, 2019 every day | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Alumni House

 Cal Alumni Association

Join the Cal Alumni Association as Alumni House transforms into the Cal Café on Friday and Saturday of Homecoming weekend to toast Cal with complimentary beverages, light snacks, and Cal-themed giveaways.

Career Clinic: Making a Successful Career Transition: Roadmap for Change

Lecture | October 19 | 9 a.m.-3 p.m. | 207 UC Berkeley Extension (Golden Bear Center)

 Rebecca Andersen, Career Services at the UC Berkeley Information School; RuthAnn Haffke, UC Berkeley School of Public Health

 UC Berkeley Extension

Making a career transition can be bewildering: how do you find jobs? How can you stand out as a candidate? And, if you finally get an interview, how do you showcase yourself as the best candidate? This workshop will walk participants through each step of making a career transition. Through interactive exercises, we will cover strategies in personal branding, networking, résumé and LinkedIn...   More >


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BAWP Forum: The Question's the Thing: Leveraging Curiosity Across the Disciplines

Conference/Symposium | October 19 | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. |  Berkeley Way West

 Bay Area Writing Project

Learning driven by curiosity is a key factor in academic success across disciplines. Join other interested K-16 educators in examining how to validate and capitalize on curiosity, enriching classroom instruction to make learning more engaging and meaningful.

How to Read an Object: focus on Ancient Peru

Workshop | October 19 | 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. |  Hearst Museum of Anthropology

  , Berkeley, CA

 Christine Hastorf, UC Berkeley, Anthropology

 ORIAS, Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

What can physical artifacts teach us about past human interactions, activities, and beliefs? How can you teach your students to analyze and infer meanings from objects?

Teachers are invited to come explore a selection of museum objects associated with the ancient Andean region.

free for teachers

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Innovating Democracy: Key Issues for the 2020 Election and Beyond

Panel Discussion | October 19 | 10-11:30 a.m. | 145 Dwinelle Hall

 Goldman School of Public Policy


Aimee Allison is the founder of She the People, a national network elevating the political voice and power of women of color. By bringing together the most promising women candidates of color, strategists, and movement leaders, Allison was one of the primary architects of the electoral successes that made 2018 the “year of women of color in politics.” She is also the president of...   More >

The Surprises of the Sunflower

Lecture | October 19 | 10-11 a.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building

 Benjamin K. Blackman Assistant Professor, Plant and Microbial Biology

 College of Natural Resources

Five thousand years ago, early farmers took a special interest in sunflowers. Through its continued cultivation since that time, the sunflower has evolved into an essential crop that permeates human life, whether in beautiful bouquets, as salty snacks, or as a primary source of cooking oil in many parts of the world. This lecture will examine how the sequencing of modern and archaeological...   More >

LGBTQ Alumni and Parents Weekend Brunch

Meeting | October 19 | 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room

 Cal Alumni Association

You are invited to celebrate LGBTQ Community Homecoming at UC Berkeley! The UC Berkeley Gender Equity Resource Center and the Cal Alumni Association welcome LGBTQ alumni, their family and parents of current LGBTQ students to join us at a reception celebrating Cal LGBTQ life past, present, and future. Enjoy the company of friends old and new, hear from LGBTQ Alumni as well as current Cal LGBTQ...   More >

Engineering Alumni and Faculty Panel discussing the issues African Americans face in STEM: Presented by BSAC

Panel Discussion | October 19 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 240 Bechtel Engineering Center

 UC Berkeley Black Engineering and Science Alumni Club

What issues are African Americans facing today within the science and engineering fields? What can be done and how should we proceed? You are invited to take part in the discussion. Come to the panel where both alumni and faculty collaborate on these topics and how they can be addressed.

1. What are the issues within Engineering/STEM careers that African Americans are facing and how...   More >

An Alumni and Faculty Panel: Presented by BSAC

Panel Discussion | October 19 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 240 Bechtel Engineering Center

 Cal Alumni Association, BESAC

What issues are African Americans facing today within the science and engineering fields? What can be done and how should we proceed? You are invited to take part in the discussion. Come to the panel where both alumni and faculty collaborate on these topics and how they can be addressed.

1. What are the issues within Engineering/STEM careers that African Americans are facing and how...   More >

Science Lecture - Exploring the local universe with the Hubble and James Webb Space Telescopes

Lecture | October 19 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. |  Campbell Hall

 Dan Weisz, Department of Astronomy


Most galaxies are so far away that they appear to us only as faint smudges. However, for the nearest galaxies in our cosmic neighborhood, the clarity and sensitivity of the Hubble Space Telescope transforms them galaxies from smudges into spectacular collections of individual stars. These observations allow astronomers to study how galaxies form and evolve one star at a time. In this talk, I will...   More >

Image credit: NASA/Desiree Stover

Making Sense of Phenomena Using FOSS Waves Course (CSTA San Jose)

Workshop | October 19 | 12-1:30 p.m. | San Jose McEnery Convention Center, Room LL20A

 150 W Carlos St, San Jose, CA 95113

 FOSS Project Staff

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

Students should experience and make sense of relevant science phenomena that connect to and define standards. Learn strategies for providing direct experience with lasers and optical fibers to guide students in figuring things out using models to explain phenomena.

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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

What's Next for the Blue Bin?

Lecture | October 19 | 1:30-2:30 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building

 Kate O’Neill Professor, Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management

 College of Natural Resources

Last year, China stopped taking most foreign recyclables. Previously, 40 percent of the United States’s paper, plastics, and other recyclable materials were sent there. Beijing’s decision threw U.S. recycling into a crisis that reaches from global political decision-making all the way down to what we decide to put into our blue bins. This lecture draws on O’Neill’s new book, Waste, to talk about...   More >

Kate O’Neill Professor, Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management

Colloquium: The San Quentin Project: Narratives of Incarceration

Colloquium | October 19 | 1:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Contextualizing The San Quentin Project: Nigel Poor and the Men of San Quentin State Prison, this colloquium brings together leading UC Berkeley faculty from the fields of law, social welfare, and literature, along with artist Nigel Poor, to discuss the power of personal narrative and how narratives of incarceration have taken shape across disciplines. Faculty presenters are Genaro Padilla, Tina...   More >

Science-Centered Language Development for English Learners (CSTA San Jose)

Workshop | October 19 | 3-4:30 p.m. | San Jose McEnery Convention Center, Room LL21F

 150 W Carlos St, San Jose, CA 95113

 FOSS Project Staff

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

Engage with firsthand experiences that provide a context for interacting in meaningful ways to develop science understandings. Discover the FOSS ELD chapters that support teachers in planning for integrated and designated ELD. Receive tools for providing ELD opportunities in FOSS.

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Film - Feature | October 19 | 5 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

“What are you ashamed of in Britain today?” asks tweedy TV commentator Dirk Bogarde, interviewing the average man-on-the-street. Well, for starters . . . John Schlesinger’s bitter, stylish answer is framed as the autobiography of Diana (Julie Christie), a media darling telling/selling “My Story” to Ideal Woman magazine. Her blandly self-justifying narration is undercut by the images as she leaves...   More >

Close-Up: (Nama-ye nazdik)

Film - Feature | October 19 | 8 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

A film buff on trial for impersonating the famed Iranian director Mohsen Makhmalbaf becomes the centerpiece of Kiarostami’s continuously surprising treatise on the intersections of cinematic fiction, documentary, and the construction of both social reality and personal identity. After the arrest of Hossein Sabzian, a cineaste/grifter who wormed his way into a family’s home by promising to make a...   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 >