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Friday, January 20, 2017

Pseudorandomness Boot Camp

Workshop | January 17 – 20, 2017 every day |  Calvin Laboratory (Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing)

 Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing

The Boot Camp is intended to acquaint program participants with the key themes of the program.

Organizers:
Jacob Fox (Stanford University), Ben Green (University of Oxford), Russell Impagliazzo (UC San Diego), Luca Trevisan (Simons Institute, UC Berkeley), Julia Wolf (University of Bristol), David Zuckerman (University of Texas, Austin).

  Register online

Reflection Space at GenEq: Gender Equity Resource Center

Special Event | January 20 | 9 a.m.-2 p.m. | César E. Chávez Student Center, 202 (GenEq Community Space

 Gender Equity Resource Center

The space is open for reflection, quiet contemplation, crafting and individual connection. This space is open to anyone who needs it, particularly those who identify with our program and service areas of LGBTQ+, Women, Men, and survivors of sexual & dating violence.

SPH Teach In/Walk Out: Resisting Trump

Special Event | January 20 | 9:20 a.m.-12 p.m. | 150 University Hall

 Public Health, School of

Join the SPH Student Government Action Group at an event where students, faculty, and staff can learn about the ways in which public health will be under siege during Trump's presidency, and what we can all do to resist and organize against the harmful aspects of his team's agenda.

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research and Finding a Mentor Workshop

Workshop | January 20 | 10-11 a.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Leah Carroll

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research

If you are thinking about getting involved in undergraduate research, this workshop is a great place to start! You will get a broad overview of the research opportunities available to undergraduates on campus, and suggestions on how to find them.

We will also let you know about upcoming deadlines and eligibility requirements for some of...   More >

Essig Brunch: Dr. Carolina Reisenman, MCB Dept.: Kissing bugs and risk of Chagas Disease transmission in southwestern USA, and tools for monitoring and control

Seminar | January 20 | 10-11 a.m. | 1101 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Dr. Carolina Reisenman, Associate Researcher, Dept. of Molecular and Cell Biology

 Entomology, Essig Museum of, Entomology Students' Organization

The Entomology Students' Organization is pleased to present the Essig Brunch, UC Berkeley's only entomology-themed seminar series. Join us once a week to hear about exciting new research on a broad range of insect-related topics, from evolution to conservation to ecology to pest management, and much more. Refreshments are provided and all are welcome!

Conversation with Dr. Fatima Alleyne about Equity and Justice in Education: Motivation to be a Changemaker

Seminar | January 20 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 240 Sutardja Dai Hall

 Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME)

Dr. Fatima Alleyne will speak at UC Berkeley on Jan. 20, addressing her experiences running a grass roots effort for office. With a message to push for equity and justice, Dr. Fatima Alleyne was elected to the Contra Costa County Board of Education, Area 1 in the last election. She won over 46% of the vote. She received many endorsements, including the East Bay Times. She was also recognized as a...   More >

Create Community with BAMPFA on January 20

Special Event | January 20 | 11 a.m.-9 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

In keeping with our mission to “inspire the imagination and ignite critical dialog,” BAMPFA invites all members of our community to come together on Friday, January 20. In the spirit of celebrating inclusion and promoting an open society, we are offering free admission and expanded programming throughout the day. All are welcome to visit the galleries and participate in any of the following...   More >

free admission to the galleries

Reading for Resistance: A J20 Teach-In at UC Berkeley

Reading - Literary | January 20 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Grass outside of Valley Life Sciences Building; In case of rain: Dwinelle Hall lobby

 Department of Comparative Literature

Led by Graduate Students in comparative literature, Reading for Resistance will last for about an hour, beginning with a brief talk about the importance of working across languages and of art as a form of resistance in times of crisis. Following this introduction, several graduate students and faculty members will present poems from the disciplines they represent. Featuring Professors Chana...   More >

Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program Info Session

Information Session | January 20 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Stefanie Ebeling, Program Coordinator and Student Advisor, Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program, Office of Undergraduate Research

 Office of Undergraduate Research

The Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program gives undergraduate students the opportunity to work with UC Berkeley professors on faculty research projects.

Cognition Colloquium: Can science explain the human mind? Intuitive judgments about the limits of science.

Colloquium | January 20 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

 Department of Psychology

Can science ever fully explain romantic love, morality, and religious belief? What about motor skills or perception? In this talk, I will present research documenting intuitive beliefs about the limits of science in explaining the human mind.

Conversation with Dr. Fatima Alleyne about equity and justice in education: Motivation to be a changemaker

Special Event | January 20 | 11:10 a.m.-12 p.m. | 240 Sutardja Dai Hall

 Dr. Fatima Alleyne, Engineering

 Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME)

Dr. Fatima Alleyne will speak at UC Berkeley on Jan. 20, 11-noon using an interview format, location TBA. She will address her experiences running a grass roots effort for office.

With a message to push for equity and justice, Dr. Fatima Alleyne was elected to the Contra Costa County Board of Education, Area 1 in the last election. She won over 46% of the vote. She received many endorsements,...   More >

Certificate Program in Clinical Research Conduct and Management Online Information Session

Information Session | January 20 | 12-1 p.m. |  Online

  , Berkeley, CA

 UC Berkeley Extension

Learn how this professional certificate can help you launch or advance your career in clinical research by enhancing your knowledge of clinical trials. For more information about the program, visit extension.berkeley.edu/cert/clinical.html.

  Register online

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – January 4, 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 plant species, learn about the vast collection, and see what is currently in bloom. Meet at the Entry Plaza.

Free with Garden admission
Advanced registration not required

Tours may be cancelled without notice.
For day-of inquiries, please call 510-643-2755
For tour questions, please email gardentours@berkeley.edu...   More >

How Chemistry Can Revolutionize Electronics and Opto-Electronics: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | January 20 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Prof. Eli Yablonovitch, UC Berkeley, EECS

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

Since the beginning of Solid State Electronics, with the invention of the transistor, chemical bonding structures have actually played the key enabling role. This lecture will outline how chemical bonds were critical for the computing revolution, the internet revolution, and are of great importance for the forthcoming energy revolution. I will try to answer the following question: What does...   More >

Academic Engagement for Our Changing Times

Panel Discussion | January 20 | 2-3:30 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium

 Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society, Equity & Inclusion, and American Cultures Center

Academic Engagement for Our Changing Times is a faculty panel planned for Inauguration Day to discuss the ways in which our academic lives and work might be affected in these changing political times. Moderated by Na’ilah Nasir, Vice Chancellor for Equity & Inclusion and co-chair of the HIFIS Race, Diversity and Educational Policy cluster, this session is designed to...   More >

School of Public Health Healing Circle

Meeting | January 20 | 2-6 p.m. | 461 University Hall

 Public Health, School of

The School of Public Health will host a healing circle for students who prefer and need a low-key safe space. It will be hosted and open dialogue facilitated by DICE staff members, Eric Abrams and Kate Jerman.

To create a safe space for open dialogue and reflection for the SPH/UCB community - students, faculty, staff and alumni.

Student Arithmetic Geometry Seminar: Organizational Meeting

Seminar | January 20 | 2-3 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

 Martin Olsson, UCB

 Department of Mathematics

This semester we will again have a paper seminar. I will hand out the list of papers at the meeting, and we will organize the schedule of talks.

Job Market Seminar: "The Unequal Gains from Product Innovations: Evidence from the US Retail Sector"

Seminar | January 20 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall | Note change in time

 Xavier Jaravel, Harvard University - Economics

 Department of Economics

Field(s): Labor Economics, Public Economics, Economics of Innovation, Macroeconomics

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research and Finding a Mentor Workshop

Workshop | January 20 | 3-4 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Leah Carroll

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research

If you are thinking about getting involved in undergraduate research, this workshop is a great place to start! You will get a broad overview of the research opportunities available to undergraduates on campus, and suggestions on how to find them.

We will also let you know about upcoming deadlines and eligibility requirements for some of...   More >

Mechanistic and Electronic Structural Insights into the Metallobiochemistry of Nitrification

Seminar | January 20 | 4-5 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Kyle Lancaster, Department of Chemistry, Cornell University

 College of Chemistry

Nitrification, the oxidation of ammonia to nitrite and nitrate, is a key entry point for fixed nitrogen to return to the atmosphere as dinitrogen. Nitrification is the root of tremendous economic loss in agriculture as well as a major ecological hazard via nitrogenous eutrophication. Molecular details concerning the elementary, multi-electron chemical steps whereby ammonia is oxidized to...   More >

Analysis Seminar: Spectral gap without the pressure condition

Seminar | January 20 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall | Note change in location

 Semyon Dyatlov, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 Department of Mathematics

We show that every convex co-compact hyperbolic surface has an essential spectral gap. This means there exists some $\beta >0$, depending on the surface, such that the Selberg zeta function has only finitely many zeroes with $\Re s > 1/2 - \beta $. This is the first result of this kind that makes no restrictions on the dimension $ \delta $ of the corresponding limit set. Previously gaps were...   More >

RTGC Seminar: Mirror symmetry for minuscule flag varieties

Seminar | January 20 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Nicholas Templier, Cornell

 Department of Mathematics

We prove cases of Rietsch mirror conjecture that the Dubrovin-Givental quantum connection for projective homogeneous varieties is isomorphic to the pushforward D-module attached to Berenstein-Kazhdan geometric crystals. The idea is to recognize the quantum connection as Galois and the geometric crystal as automorphic. The isomorphism then comes from global rigidity results where a Hecke eigenform...   More >

Tampopo (Dandelion) | Juzo Itami | Japan, 1986

Film - Feature | January 20 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

After the “spaghetti western,” could the “ramen western” be far behind? That’s how director Juzo Itami describes Tampopo, an oddball comedy

Free for Cal Student Film Pass holders $7 BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students $8 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, retirees; non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, 18 & under, disabled persons $12 General admission

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Women's Basketball vs. Arizona State

Sport - Intercollegiate - Basketball | January 20 | 8 p.m. |  Haas Pavilion

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Women's Basketball hosts Arizona State at Haas Pavilion.

Exhibits and Ongoing Events

Protecting the New Wonderland: The Origins of the National Park Service

Exhibit - Artifacts | February 26, 2016 – April 1, 2017 every day | Bancroft Library, Rowell Cases & 2nd floor corridor between The Bancroft Library and Doe Library

 Bancroft Library

Signed by President Woodrow Wilson in August 1916, the Organic Act created the National Park Service, the federal bureau that protects our national parks and monuments. Several UC Berkeley alumni with conservationist interests and the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco played key roles in its development. This exhibition explores the origins of the NPS with materials...   More >

Beyond Tintin and Superman: The Diversity of Global Comics

Exhibit - Multimedia | September 19, 2016 – April 23, 2017 every day | Doe Library, Bernice Layne Brown Gallery

 Library

You are invited to this exhibit of comics and graphic novels owned by the UC Berkeley Library. These materials often reflect the socioeconomic, ideological and political realities of the societies in which they are produced. To highlight these diverse realities, and to celebrate our differences, this exhibit presents a selection of comics and graphic novels published in many countries.

We...   More >

Guerra Civil at 80

Exhibit - Artifacts | September 1, 2016 – July 1, 2017 every day | Bancroft Library, 2nd floor corridor between The Bancroft Library and Doe Library

 Bancroft Library

Marking the 80th anniversary of the beginning of the Spanish Civil War, the exhibition Guerra Civil @ 80 features selections from The Bancroft Library's Veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade, Bay Area Post records and photographic collections, along with posters, books, pamphlets, and other ephemera. A visual and textual display of the struggle to defend the Second Spanish Republic, the...   More >

Andy Warhol: Still Lifes and Portraits

Exhibit - Multimedia | November 23, 2016 – March 12, 2017 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

A prominent figure of the American Pop Art movement, Andy Warhol (1928–1987) was one of the first to integrate fine art with celebrity culture, media spectacle, and mass production. This exhibition presents a selection of new gifts to BAMPFA from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, on view here for the first time, alongside previous gifts to the collection. The prints on display span...   More >

 Free for BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students, faculty, staff, retirees; 18 & under + guardian $10 Non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons $12 General admission

War Ink: California Veterans Exhibit

Exhibit - Photography | November 1, 2016 – May 1, 2017 every day | Doe Library, Brown Gallery (east wing)

 Cal Veteran Services Center

Photographs from the celebrated War Ink Project will be on display in Berkeley’s Doe Library in November. The exhibit features striking images of tattoos that express the impact of combat experiences on California veterans. Jason Deitch, co-creator of War Ink and a Cal veteran, hopes the display will “bridge the divide between the veterans and civilian communities.” The project is “both exhibit...   More >

Exhibit: FIFTY LANDSCAPE INTERPRETATION SKETCHES

Exhibit - Artifacts | January 19 – February 3, 2017 every day |  Wurster Hall

 Environmental Design, College of

EXHIBIT OPEN THROUGH FEB 3. Tito Patri (FASLA Emeritus, A.S. 55) exhibit of charming sketches rendered while traveling in Europe and the US.

The Gift to Sing: Highlights of the Leon F. Litwack and Bancroft Library African American Collections

Exhibit - Artifacts | September 23, 2016 – February 17, 2017 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Bancroft Library, Gallery

 Bancroft Library

For decades professor emeritus of history Leon F. Litwack has been accumulating what is arguably the world’s finest private collection of books on African American history and culture. This exhibition displays highlights of the collection that will be coming to The Bancroft Library as a bequest. The Litwack collection is particularly noteworthy for its Harlem Renaissance first editions in...   More >

DISPERSAL: Seed Pod Photography by Anna Laurent

Exhibit - Photography | January 17 – 30, 2017 every day | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Individually, each photograph is a fine art portrait of a unique botanic specimen; as a series, it is a scientific inquiry into the diversity of botanic design. Each includes companion text about the specimen's form & function.

 Free with Garden Admission

  Buy tickets by calling 510-664-9841, or by emailing gardenprograms@berkeley.edu.

Banksia integrifolia

I-Tal-Yah: An Island of Divine Dew: Italian Crossroads in Jewish Culture

Exhibit - Artifacts | August 30, 2016 – June 30, 2017 every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way), Warren Hellman & Charles Michael Galleries

 Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

Never before the creation of the State of Israel did Jews of so many origins live together, and in such a stimulating environment, as they did in the land they soon started calling in Hebrew i-tal-yah, an “Island of Divine Dew”. The exhibition highlights Italian Jewish art and artifacts from The Magnes Collection.