Tuesday, January 31, 2017
Workshop | January 30 – February 3, 2017 every day | Calvin Laboratory (Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing)
This workshop will focus on explicit constructions of graphs and functions with pseudorandom properties. There will be two main themes related to each object in the title. For expanders, these will be proofs of existence of expander graphs using lifts, a la Bilu-Linial and Marcus-Spielman-Srivastava, and the possibility of using the method to obtain explicit constructions of Ramanujan expanders... More >
Seminar | January 31 | 10-11 a.m. | 775 Tan Hall
Kwabena Bediako, Ph.D., Department of Physics, Harvard University
Seminar | January 31 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | Energy Biosciences Building, EBB First Floor Conference Room
Aman Husbands, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Seminar | January 31 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall
The Huisgen azide−alkyne 1,3-dipolar cycloaddition of azides and alkynes has had a profound impact on chemical biology. The diazo group shares this reactivity with the azido group while conferring additional versatility. A diazo compound can be accessed readily from its parent azide by simple deimidogenation, that is, loss of NH, using a phosphine reagent. Cycloaddition with a diazo... More >
Seminar | January 31 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall
Speaker: Arnav Sheth, Saint Mary's College of California
Abstract: We examine the relationship between equity and foreign exchange markets at, and around, the WM/Reuters benchmark exchange rate known as the the `Fix'. Execution at the Fix is a service offered by brokers (normally banks) provided they obtain the trade order until a certain time prior to 4pm GMT (11 am Eastern Time).
Information Session | January 31 | 12-1 p.m. | 150 University Hall
Earn academic credit while gaining practical internship experience domestically or abroad. Learn more about UC Berkeley Global Internships at this event and see how your summer can transform you!
Workshop | January 31 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club
Michelle Peticolas, PhD
In the face of impending death, the caregivers needs are often overlooked. Participants will view Dr. Peticolas film, Caring for Dying: the art of being present, about the experiences of three individuals who accompanied their dying loved ones. Workshop participants will be invited to share their own stories if they wish. Goals of the workshop include:
Learning strategies for staying... More >
Brown Bag Lunch: Kimberly Seals Allers: Author of The Big Letdown: How Medicine, Big Business, and Feminism Undermine Breastfeeding
Colloquium | January 31 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 256 University Hall
Kimberly Seals Allers
Kimberly Seals Allers is an award-winning journalist, author and a nationally recognized media commentator, consultant and advocate for breastfeeding and infant health. A former senior editor at ESSENCE and writer at FORTUNE magazine, Kimberly is widely considered a leading voice in the counterculture movement in infant feeding. Last year, her online commentaries on the social, structural and... More >
Information Session | January 31 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | Online
Whether you are a career changer or already working in the field, understand how this program can help you plan an academic program of study and initiate the graduate- school application process.
Development Lunch:"Evaluating affordable housing programs in cities in the developing area: a natural experiment from Mumbai, India"
Seminar | January 31 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall
Department of Economics, CEGA
Matt Eisenbrandt: Assassination of a Saint: Book talk on assassination of Archbishop Romero of El Salvador
Lecture | January 31 | 12:45-2 p.m. | 170 Boalt Hall, School of Law
Matt Eisenbrandt, Canadian Centre for International Justice
Human Rights Center, Boalt Hall Committee for Human Rights, International Human Rights Law Clinic
Assassination of a Saint is the thrilling story of an international team of lawyers, investigators, and human-rights experts who fought to bring justice for the 1980 murder of El Salvadors Archbishop Óscar Romero. Matt Eisenbrandt recounts how he and his colleagues searched for evidence against the killers as the team worked towards the only verdict ever reached for the murder two decades... More >
Seminar | January 31 | 2:10-3 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall
Mengyuan Zhang, UC Berkeley
We introduce a new category to do commutative algebra in - the stable homotopy category. The talk starts by its construction and properties, with highlights on the comparison with the derived category of abelian groups. We then proceed to examine ring spectra, and generalize (derived) commutative algebra in this new context. Key examples of the talk will be regular ring spectra, gorenstein ring... More >
Seminar | January 31 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall
Irena Peeva, Cornell University
The Hilbert function is an invariant that measures the size of a homogeneous ideal. It encodes important information (for example, dimension and degree). Grothendieck introduced the Hilbert scheme that parametrizes subschemes of $P^r$ with a fixed Hilbert polynomial. The main general result about the structure of Hilbert schemes is Hartshorne’s Theorem that the Hilbert scheme is connected. The... More >
Seminar | January 31 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall | Canceled
Ian Agol, UC BERKELEY
I'll discuss the question of whether a map on a compact surface has a finite-sheeted covering which is 4 colorable? We can deduce this from a question about automorphism group-invariant probability measures on the space of c-colorings of a graph of chromatic number c. Some related results will be discussed.
Seminar | January 31 | 4-5 p.m. | Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall
The feverish research activity on lead halide perovskites has been fueled by their exceptional optoelectronic properties, e.g., in solar cells and light-emitting devices. Hybrid lead halide perovskites exhibit carrier properties that resemble those of pristine nonpolar semiconductors despite static and dynamic disorder, but how carriers are protected from efficient scattering with charged defects... More >
Seminar | January 31 | 4-5 p.m. | 220 Jacobs Hall
Danielle Applestone, Other Machine Company
Danielle Applestone, CEO of Other Machine Company, will speak at Jacobs Hall. Other Machine Company strives to empower nontraditional makers.
Lecture | January 31 | 4 p.m. | 180 Doe Library
Franck Bille, Visiting Scholar, UC Berkeley Mongolia Initiative
Megan Tracy, Sociology and Anthropology James Madison University
In this paper, I examine how actors attempt to transfer material and symbolic value and transfer notions of human quality across other notions of quality, such as product quality and the presumed caliber of particular places where production occurs. This transference of quality is embedded, for example, in notions that ethnic Mongolians are pre-disposed to produce a quality dairy product. I... More >
Meeting | January 31 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 190 Doe Library
This is a weekly meeting for sharing skills and best practices for scientific computation. Based on The Hacker Within Scientific Computing Group from the University of WisconsinMadison, the UC Berkeley chapter uses this as a structured set of skill-sharing sessions for scientific software development (e.g., testing, data management, version control, literate programming, etc. ) The goal is to... More >
Lecture | January 31 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 310 Sutardja Dai Hall
Sergiu Klainerman, Princeton University
The gravitational waves detected recently by LIGO were produced in the final phase of the inward spiraling of two black holes before they collided to produce a more massive black hole. The experiment is entirely consistent with the so-called Final State Conjecture of general relativity, according to which general solutions of the initial value problem approach asymptotically, in any compact... More >
Lecture | January 31 | 5-7 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room
Dr. Larry Brilliant, Chairman of the Board, Skoll Global Threats Fund
Dr. Larry Brilliant has spent his career working to improve liveslocally and globallythrough his work helping eradicate smallpox with the UN, curing millions of people of blindness with Seva Foundation, and building technologies of the future with Google.org and public tech companies. Now he has written a memoir, Sometimes Brilliant: The Impossible Adventures of a Spiritual Seeker and Visionary... More >
Reception | January 31 | 5-7 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, Warren room 295, Boalt Hall
University of New South Wales, UC Berkeley School of Law
Berkeley Law and University of New South Wales
All Berkeley Law Students Invited
Tuesday, January 31, 2017, 5:00 pm 7:00 pm
Warren Room 295, Boalt Hall
Co-hosts: Berkeley Law & UNSW Law School
Come meet law students from The University of New
South Wales who are studying U.S. law for two weeks
Expand your... More >
Seminar | November 1, 2016 – December 5, 2017 every Tuesday | 5:10-6 p.m. | 212 O'Brien Hall
Each week the Engineering and Project Management Society brings in a speaker to talk about topics related to construction and project management. Light refreshments will be provided.
Event is ADA accessible. For disability accommodation requests and information, please contact Disability Access Services by phone at 510.643.6456 (voice) or 510.642.6376 (TTY) or by email at... More >
Information Session | January 31 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430-8)
Meraki, Inc. will be on-campus this Spring hiring summer interns, co-ops, and full-timers to join our Engineering team.
Come listen to a Tech Talk by Nat Storer (Software Engineer) and Dan Aguayo (Director of Engineering, Firmware) and to learn more about life at Meraki!
We'll be collecting resumes and raffling off Bose Speakers at the end of the talk to one lucky winner!
Come hungry as... More >
Social Event | January 31 – May 9, 2017 every Tuesday | 6-7 p.m. | Jupiter Taproom
2181 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704
Speak Swahili with your fellow Swahili students and enthusiasts over a drink at Jupiter Taproom. This is an informal gathering to connect with other Swahili speakers on campus and in Berkeley. Each person will support their own beverage purchases, but we will provide the good company! And of course, Swahili speaking only! All skill and experience levels are welcome. Karibuni sana!
Special Event | January 31 | 6-8 p.m. | International House, Dining Commons
International House is proud to serve a variety of cuisines from around the world, prepared by our executive chef Jordan Lichman and Dining Services team. $15 per person.
Chinese New Year Menu:
Tofu seafood soup
Whole roasted pig
Five Spice duck legs
Steamed Fish with ginger chili oil
Nien Gao, Sauteed rice cake (vegan)
fried rice... More >
Panel Discussion | January 31 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, Rm. 370
Melissa Hillman; Desdemona Chiang
This dialogue will explore representation on stage and ways in which traditional casting practices can act as a barrier to specific communities. We'll discuss how performing arts organizations are creating more inclusive practices to engage a more diverse range of performing artists, and well consider questions of authentic experience and the actors craft.
Why is a more inclusive theater a... More >
Sharon Chen; Mary Thomasmeyer
This course, presented by the Student Environmental Resource Center, is meant to introduce sustainability as a multi-faceted and interdisciplinary concept embodying business, economics, public health, engineering, and ethnic studies, as well as its real practical applications in students lives.
Information Session | January 29 – 31, 2017 every other day | 7-8 p.m. | 2070 Valley Life Sciences Building
Charlie James, President, Food, Equity, Entrepreneurship, & Development; Silvia Ricchiardi, VP Publicity, Food, Equity, Entrepreneurship, & Development; Diana Lee, VP Consulting, Food, Equity, Entrepreneurship, & Development; Suzanne Donahue, VP External Affairs, Food, Equity, Entrepreneurship, & Development; Sara Tsai, VP Internal Affairs, Food, Equity, Entrepreneurship, & Development
FEED is recruiting for Spring 2017 consultants! FEED is a student organization that does food justice consulting. Recruits are gathered into cohorts that take on a consulting project with a local business, startup, or non-profit that provides equitable access to healthy food, fair working conditions, food grown with regenerative practices, or organizations working to adopt these practices. In... More >
Lecture | January 31 | 7-8:30 p.m. | 210 Wurster Hall
WED JAN 31, 7:00pm. Rinne + Taylor discuss a study of the urban processes by which Romes people and leaders, both as custodians of its illustrious past and as agents of its expansive power, have shaped and conditioned its urban fabric.
Exhibits and Ongoing Events
Exhibit - Artifacts | February 26, 2016 – April 1, 2017 every day | Bancroft Library, Rowell Cases & 2nd floor corridor between The Bancroft Library and Doe 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 >
Exhibit - Multimedia | September 19, 2016 – April 23, 2017 every day | Doe Library, Bernice Layne Brown Gallery
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 >
Exhibit - Artifacts | September 1, 2016 – July 1, 2017 every day | Bancroft Library, 2nd floor corridor between The Bancroft Library and Doe 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 >
Exhibit - Photography | November 1, 2016 – May 1, 2017 every day | Doe Library, Brown Gallery (east wing)
Photographs from the celebrated War Ink Project will be on display in Berkeleys 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 - Artifacts | January 30 – May 19, 2017 every day | 210 Wurster Hall
CLOSES May 19. This exhibit features design and planning projects on six continents by architects based in the San Francisco Bay Area and held by the Environmental Design Archives.
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
For decades professor emeritus of history Leon F. Litwack has been accumulating what is arguably the worlds 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 >
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
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.
Exhibit - Artifacts | January 24 – June 23, 2017 every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)
Created from the early-modern period and into the present, shiviti manuscripts are found in Hebrew prayer books, ritual textiles, and on the walls of synagogues and homes throughout the Jewish diaspora. Wrestling with ways to externalize the presence of God in Jewish life, these documents center upon the graphic representation of God's ineffable four-letter Hebrew name, the Tetragrammaton, and... More >
Exhibit - Photography | January 24 – June 20, 2017 every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)
The work of Roman Vishniac (1897-1990), a Russian-born photographer, most notable for his documentary photographs of Jewish life in Eastern Europe in the years immediately preceding its destruction, has been celebrated in exhibitions and publications since the 1940s. Following the photographer's death, his daughter, Mara Vishniac Kohn, became the executor of Roman Vishniacs estate. In 2007, the... More >
Exhibit - Painting | January 31 | 5-6 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Room
In the mood for some spring spruce up?
Come see and learn about the Graphic Arts Loan Collection. This is framed art prints you can bring home and hang on your wall for the school year. Prints comprise a survey of movements and artists - from Impressionism to Cubism, and from Rembrandt to Miro.
This special event takes place in the historic Morrison Room (housed within the Doe Library). A... More >
Note: borrowing from the Graphic Arts Loan Collection is limited to UCB students, faculty and staff and is free