All Upcoming Events in the AIS

Below is a list of all upcoming events taking place in the AIS. Note that some of these are invitation only or intended for specific audiences.

To view only those programs that are open to all and focus on teaching, learning, and research, visit our Featured Programs page.

Film Resources for UC Berkeley Faculty and Students

October 22, 2019, 12:00pm

In this presentation, Gisèle Tanasse, Film Librarian and Director of the Media Resources Center, will describe the various resources available to faculty for delivering film or film clips to students, and Mark Kaiser, Associate Director of the Berkeley Language Center, will demonstrate the many improvements and new features in Lumière, the upgrade to the Library of Foreign Language Film Clips.

A light lunch will be served.

Registration is unavailable.

ICPSR Regional Meeting in Northern California

October 24, 2019, 10:00am
The Inter-university Consortium of Political and Social Science Research (ICPSR) is hosting a Northern California meeting of ICPSR members and interested researchers, co-hosted by the Libary and the D-Lab. We’ll provide workshops on finding and using data for research, using data for teaching, how to promote ICPSR data and resources across campus, and more.
See event details for participation information.

The Long Haul: Best Practices for Making Your Digital Project Last

October 30, 2019, 11:00am

You've invested a lot of work in creating a digital project, but how do you ensure it has staying power? We'll look at choices you can make at the beginning of project development to influence sustainability, best practices for documentation and asset management, and how to sunset your project in a way that ensures long-term access for future researchers. Register at

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Teaching with Wikipedia

October 30, 2019, 12:30pm

Please join the AC Center and the Wiki Education Foundation Educators as we discuss how to build Wikipedia assignments into your courses and discover some of the new tools, which support and enhance teaching with Wikipedia. As an educational tool, the development of Wikipedia articles allows students to create collaborative work with a visible impact on a global audience.

See event details for participation information.

Security Champions Kick-off Event

October 31, 2019, 11:30am

 The Information Security Office is launching a Security Awareness Champion Program. This program is designed to strengthen our cyber-security culture by engaging and empowering faculty, staff, students, and researchers to help ensure safe computing here at UC Berkeley. This event is to connect with interested parties who will learn more about the program and benefits of being a Security "champion" for their department.

See event details for participation information.

Dr. Jalil Bishop: "A Place to Be Human," Presented by the Critical University Studies Speaker Series

October 31, 2019, 2:30pm

Please join us for this installment in the Critical University Studies Speaker Series: Dr. Jalil Bishop, "A Place to Be Human." The Critical University Studies (CUS) working group convenes and cultivates a critical scholarly community that contends with issues of power, race, and gender in higher education. 

bCourses Meetup

November 7, 2019, 10:00am

This event is designed for administrators and academic support staff who work closely with bCourses. Please come ready to share departmental updates and learn what's new or upcoming with bCourses and the campus EdTech ecosystem!

Registration is not required.

ARVR: Artivive Workshop for Faculty

November 7, 2019, 1:30pm
Are you looking for ways to incorporate ARVR into your work or class? Join Arts + Design for this interactive workshop where participants will be trained Artivive, a new technology that allows you to create new dimensions of art by linking classical with digital art. You will learn from professionals and graduate students who have already incorporated Artvive into their work. At the end of the workshop, each participant will have created their first ARVR experience!

Beyond Accommodations: Changing the Disability Frame

November 18, 2019, 12:00pm

Discussions of disability on campus often focus on how we can support and accommodate individual needs and meet our compliance requirements under the Americans with Disabilities Act. With this session, we hope to add to that important conversation, inviting faculty, GSIs, staff, and students to think in creative and visionary ways about culture, structure, teaching and learning, and broader institutional transformation.

The Trouble With Inequality

November 20, 2019, 4:00pm

This event will be a talk by Dr. Jeff Manza, Professor of Sociology at NYU and Cal grad, about his current research on attitudes towards inequality. The event is co-sponsored by the Goldman School of Public Policy.

Registration is not required.

Instagram, Memes and Viral Videos...Oh My!

November 21, 2019, 4:00pm
In the "misinformation" age, it can be difficult to distinguish between fact and fiction, especially when we are inundated with a seemingly infinite cycle of media being copied, shared, retweeted, and modified. Join us for a discussion of viral media and strategies for facilitating critical discussions about citations, copyright, and ownership in the digital landscape.

Teaching in Troubled Times - Culminating Event for a Semester of Learning

December 5, 2019, 11:45am

This will be the final event in our Fall 2019 Teaching in Troubled Times semester of learning. We'll take the insights, ideas, strategies, and challenges that have been raised over the course of the other programs in the series and discuss how we might implement them in our courses and interactions with students and colleagues. We hope this conversation will generate useful resources for other instructors across campus and beyond.

Clickers Faculty User Group Meetup

December 10, 2019, 10:00am
Come join other instructors to talk about using clickers (aka student/classroom/audience response systems). Newcomers welcome!

Presidential Chair Fellows Showcase Session

December 11, 2019, 12:00pm
Showcase session on Discovery Experience curriculum projects through the Presidential Chair Fellows Curriculum Enrichment Grant.
Registration is not required.