Tuesday, March 7, 2017
Workshop | March 6 – 10, 2017 every day | Calvin Laboratory (Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing)
One theme of this workshop will be how to leverage weak pseudorandomness properties, fooling simple classes of tests, in order to derive stronger pseudorandomness properties related to more complex tests. In the setting of additive combinatorics, what is the minimal set of tests that primes have to satisfy in order to guarantee that they contain arithmetic progressions (or other structures)? For... More >
Holiday | November 4, 2014 – December 5, 2017 the first Tuesday of the month every month | UC Botanical Garden
The garden is closed the first Tuesday of every month.
-Why is the Garden Closed one day a month?
For the safety of the public and the safety of the collection, the Gardens Horticultural staff need one day per month to complete jobs that may pose safety risks to visitors, such as dropping tree limbs, renovating paths, or controlling pests.
-Im only in Berkeley for one day from somewhere... More >
Information Session | March 7 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | Freight and Salvage Coffeehouse
2020 Addison, Berkeley, CA 94704
Learn more about OLLI's courses, lectures, and social programming and hear directly from the faculty about the courses and workshops they will be teaching.
Doors open at 9:30 a.m., program begins at 10:00 a.m. No need to RSVP!
Seminar | March 7 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 1101 (UCMP Fishbowl)
Jon Bloch, Florida Museum of Natural History
Seminar | March 7 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall
Speaker: Peter Shepard, MSCI
Managing a portfolio to a risk model can tilt the portfolio toward weaknesses of the model. As a result, the optimized portfolio acquires downside exposure to uncertainty in the model itself, what we call second order risk. We propose a risk measure that accounts for this bias. Studies of real portfolios, in asset-by-asset and factor model contexts, demonstrate that second order risk... More >
Seminar | March 7 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall
Carbon materials are of immense practical importance, but are often known as structurally ill-defined black stuff such as soot. Graphenes and graphene nanoribbons (GNRs), their geometrically restricted cutouts, are new additions to the carbon family which are widely praised as multifunctional wonder materials and rich playgrounds for physicists. Indeed, graphenes hold enormous promise as... More >
Seminar | March 7 | 12-1 p.m. | Online
Roya Soleimani, Corporate Communications Manager at Google, Google
How do you tell your story? Roya Soleimani '07, Corporate Communications Manager at Google, is excited to share effective communication strategies that can help you refine your narrative - whether it's your personal story, or the history of your company. Storytelling and personal branding play an integral role in how we communicate. This session will outline ways you can best share your story... More >
Conference/Symposium | March 7 | 12-4 p.m. | Alumni House
Every day, policy determines the rights and freedoms we exercise in our individual lives. As public health leaders, policy plays an integral part in influencing health and has the ability to improve lives. Storytelling is essential to the legislative process. Through storytelling, we can advocate for policy change to improve population health, secure grant money for our research and... More >
Lecture | March 7 | 12 p.m. | 180 Doe Library
Christian Göbel, Chinese Politics and Society, Institute of East Asian Studies, University of Vienna
Kevin O'Brien, Political Science, UC Berkeley
In China, the majority of city-level governments has set up websites
where citizen petitions and government responses can be reviewed by the general public. What is the political logic guiding the establishment of such open petitioning websites? Analyzing policy documents, government websites and open petitions, this paper argues that open petitioning websites represent a form of calibration of... More >
Development Lunch:"Creating Partisans: New Political Parties and Societal Linkages in Bolivia and Ecuador"
Seminar | March 7 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall
Department of Economics, CEGA
Colloquium | March 7 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall
Jessica Piombo, Associate Professor, National Security Affairs, Naval Postgraduate School
One of the Center for African Studies weekly sessions in our Spring 2017 Colloquium Series.
Lecture | March 7 | 12:40-2 p.m. | 714C University Hall
Bryan Weiner, PhD, Professor of Global Health and Health Services, University of Washington
Organizational readiness is said to be critical for successful change implementation. But, what is organizational readiness and how do you measure it? This talk will describe how organizational readiness has been conceived and measured in health services and other fields. A research program to systematically develop and test a theory-based, reliable, valid, and brief measure of organizational... More >
Seminar | March 7 | 1-2 p.m. | 205 South Hall
Dr. Gilad Rosner, Internet of Things Privacy Forum
https://cltc.berkeley.edu/rsvp-for-gilad-rosner/. RSVP by March 6.
Workshop | March 7 | 1:30-4:30 p.m. | International House, Home Room
Jason Patent, Director of Robertson Center for Intercultural Leadership, Robertson Center for Intercultural Leadership, International House; Lauren Moloney-Egnatios, Intercultural Training Specialist, Robertson Center for Intercultural Leadership, International House; Breidi Truscott-Roberts, Intercultural Training Specialist, Robertson Center for Intercultural Leadership, International House
As companies and organizations are becoming more and more global, understanding different cultural styles is paramount, as is making constructive efforts to bridge significant gaps in these various styles. This 3-hour skill-building workshop will enhance your leadership skills, performance and team development.
Enhance your awareness of your own and others intercultural... More >
$199 Tickets purchased through Eventbrite Link, $139 (deadline March 3) ALUMNI Discount- Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for discount code
Workshop | March 7 | 2-4 p.m. | International House
This general information workshop is for UC Berkeley international students and scholars whose immigration status is J-1 and J-2 and who are subject to the two-year home country physical presence requirement. Not all J exchange visitors are subject to this requirement.
J exchange visitors (students and scholars) who are subject to this requirement must return to their country of last legal... More >
Seminar | March 7 | 3-4 p.m. | 132 Mulford Hall
Scott Renneckar, Associate Professor, University of British Columbia
"Innovation in Forest Products and Woody Biomass Utilization for a Californian Bioeconomy"
Refreshments to follow in 139 Mulford Hall
Workshop | March 7 | 3:30-5 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, Academic Innovation Studio
Chris Paciorek, Department of Statistics; Maurice Manning, Research IT
The Jupyter Notebook is a web application that enables users to create and share documents that contain live code, equations, visualizations and explanatory text. This interactive training session, led by staff from Research IT, demonstrates the use of Jupyter notebooks on the Savio High-Performance Computing cluster.
The second half of the session includes demonstration of more advanced... More >
Colloquium | March 7 | 3:30-5 p.m. | Tolman Hall, Beach Room 3105 Tolman
Empathy--people's ability to share and understand each other's emotions--is a powerful social force, but also can collapse when it is most needed, for instance during interactions between groups. Many theories of empathy hold that it occurs automatically, something like an emotional reflex. If this is the case, then its limits might be unavoidable. In this talk, I will lay out an alternative... More >
3-Manifold Seminar: Growth of chromatic polynomials of planar triangulations and Tits' alternative for linear semigroups
Seminar | March 7 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall
Ian Agol, UC Berkeley
I'll discuss an answer to a question posed by Treumann and Zaslow on mathoverflow regarding the growth of the number of chromatic polynomials of planar triangulations based on a version of Tits' alternative for linear semigroups. We'll discuss some generalities, then give a fairly explicit example (joint with Slava Krushkal). http://mathoverflow.net/a/262904/1345
Seminar | March 7 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall
Daniel Tataru, UC Berkeley
Understanding the Yang-Mills heat flow is a key component of my ongoing joint work with Sung-Jin Oh on the hyperbolic Yang-Mills evolution. In this talk I will outline the main ideas in our approach to the Yang-Mills heat flow.
Seminar | March 7 | 3:45-4:45 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall
Serkan Hosten, San Francisco State University
The maximum likelihood degree (ML degree) of a projective variety is the number of complex critical points of the likelihood function with generic data. We consider the ML degree of projective toric varieties. For this, we look at "scaled" toric varieties given by a monomial parametrization involving arbitrary complex coefficients. We show that for generic choice of coefficients the ML degree of... More >
Lecture | March 7 | 4-6 p.m. | 50 Birge Hall
Professor Max Auffhammer will discuss the global ramifications of the Trump Administration on climate change. This lecture is one of a series of guest lectures as part of ISF 198.5 "The 2016 US Election in Global Context: A semester-long teach-in".
Colloquium | March 7 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library
Chaihark Hahm, Professor, Yonsei University
According to the preamble of the Korean constitution, it is 'We the People of Korea' that is drafting and promulgating the constitution as an expression of their sovereign will. But, who are these sovereign people, and how does one identify them? Are they the same as the ethnic Korean nation?
Colloquium | March 7 | 4-6 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall
Aaron William Moore, Senior Lecturer, The University of Manchester
Andrew Barshay, Professor, History, UC Berkeley
Even when compared with the West, Japanese children and teenagers arguably left the most extensive historical record of young people's personal experiences of total war from 1937 to 1945. In particular, evacuation, rationing, family life, compulsory labor, and conscription reach a level of detail rarely seen in adult accounts. Nevertheless, in the historiography of childhood and youth, the... More >
Lecture | March 7 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall
Vice Admiral Robert L. Thomas, Jr.
Vice Adm. Robert Thomas graduated from the University of California with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering. He holds a Master of Science in National Security Studies from the National War College.
As a career submarine officer, Thomas has served on fast-attack submarines operating in both U.S. Pacific Command and U.S. Central Command theaters of operation. His assignments included USS... More >
Workshop | March 7 | 4-5 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 2101, Bioscience Library Training Room
Becky Miller, Bioscience and Natural Resources Library
Mendeley is a reference manager that enables you to organize, read, share, annotate, and cite your research papers. It is also an academic discovery and collaboration tool.
This hands-on workshop will give beginning Mendeley users practice importing citations and creating bibliographies. Experienced users should bring their Mendeley questions!
Colloquium | March 7 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 2538 Channing (Inst. for the Study of Societal Issues)
Anjuli Verma, Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellow, Jurisprudence and Social Policy, UC Berkeley
Scholarship on mass incarceration in the U.S. has surged over recent decades, for good reason. However, this talk pivots attention to prison downsizing and decarceration as emergent social facts in the 21st century. Prisoner rights litigation (Brown v. Plata 2011) in combination with state law and policy innovations in the form of Public Safety Realignment (Assembly Bill 109 2011) and the... More >
Seminar | March 7 | 4-5 p.m. | 220 Jacobs Hall
Majeed Kazemitabaar co-designs, builds, and studies maker tools for children. At Jacobs Hall, he will discuss his MakerWear project, a modular tangible construction kit of wearables for kids.
Workshop | March 7 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 190 Doe Library
This Week's The Hacker Within
Topic: Documentation in Python with Sphinx
This is a weekly meeting for sharing skills and best practices for scientific computation.
Seminar | March 7 | 4-5 p.m. | Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall
Two of the most challenging problems at the intersection of electronic structure theory and molecular dynamics simulations are the accurate representation of intermolecular interactions and the development of reduced-scaling algorithms applicable to large systems. To some extent, these two problems are antithetical, since the accurate calculation of non-covalent interactions typically requires... More >
Information Session | March 7 | 5-7 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building
Thinking about your career?
We're hiring! Calling all engineers who desire to help develop life changing technologies - we want to meet you! Our team of software and process engineers are excited to share about who we are and how YOU fit within Illumina. We'll also share about full time and internship opportunities and our Illumina Accelerator. DINNER PROVIDED!
Seminar | March 7 | 5-6 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall
Dustin Ross, San Francisco State University
First suggested by physicists in the late 1980's, the Landau-Ginzburg/Calabi-Yau correspondence studies a relationship between spaces of maps from curves to the quintic 3-fold (the Calabi-Yau side) and spaces of curves with 5th roots of their canonical bundle (the Landau-Ginzburg side). The correspondence was put on a firm mathematical footing in 2008 when Chiodo and Ruan proved a precise... 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 >
Social Event | March 7 | 5:30-8 p.m. | Alumni House
CAA has teamed up with the UC Berkeley Career Center to help students make connections and gain clarity in their career pursuits.
We are seeking a diverse group of approximately 15-20 professionals who work in education. The event require no prepsimply chat with interested students, share your path from Cal to career, and offer advice to those who hope to follow in your footsteps. Events are... More >
RSVP online by February 28.
Information Session | March 7 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)
Ben Lee, Principal Researcher; Jon McAuliffe, Chief Investment Officer
A view from inside the machine learning bubble and lessons from history, presented by Ben Lee, Principal Researcher and Jon McAuliffe, Chief Investment Officer of Voleon.
Lecture | March 7 | 6-8 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, Warren Room
Adina Hoffman, Essayist, Critic, and Biographer
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!
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.
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.
Exhibit - Artifacts | February 16 – June 30, 2017 every day | Moffitt Undergraduate Library
This exhibition highlights a collection of Brazilian chapbooks or Literatura
de Cordel in the Moffitt Library. These chapbooks are still produced for
mass consumption in the Northeastern Brazil. These are called literature de
cordel as they are hung from a cord in the book-stands so that the consumers
can browse them and select them according to their desires. There are
several themes that... 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 >