Monday, April 10, 2017
Workshop | April 10 – 14, 2017 every day | Calvin Laboratory (Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing)
This workshop will focus on a phenomenon observed in harmonic analysis, ergodic theory, analytic number theory, graph theory, complexity theory, additive combinatorics and cryptography, according to which arbitrary objects can be well approximated by a combination of a small number of pseudorandom objects. In the study of higher-order Fourier analysis, this corresponds to approximating every... More >
Conference/Symposium | April 10 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | 554 Barrows Hall
Brenda Child, Professor, History and American Studies, University of Minnesota; Catherine Ceniza Choy, Associate Professor, Ethnic Studies, University of California, Berkeley; Daniel Fisher, Associate Professor, Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley; Lisa Brooks, Associate Professor, English and American Studies, Amherst College; Lisbeth Haas, Professor, History, University of California, Santa Cruz; Stephen Best, Associate Professor, English, University of California, Berkeley
Archivophilia: A Symposium
... And a love story.
Yes, it's true. The allure of the archive (whether hand-written letters, detailed ledgers, maps, inventories, diaries and journals, brittle clippings, faded photographs or audio recordings--just for a start) pulls us in every time.
But what do we make of what we find?
Join us for a day of presentations and reflections by scholars from... More >
Social Event | April 10 | 12-2 p.m. | 405 Moffitt Undergraduate Library
Edible Book Festivals feature creative food projects that draw their inspiration from books and stories. Edible books might physically resemble books, or they might refer to an aspect of a story, or they might incorporate text.
All members of the UC Berkeley community are encouraged to participate! The event will take place in Moffitt Library, which requires a current UCB ID or gold UC... More >
Workshop | April 10 | 12-3 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)
Mitch Allen, President, Scholarly Roadside Service
Getting an article published is about more than simply doing the research, writing it up, and sending it off. There are strategies for presenting your work to the journal editor-- and ways to craft your message to them-- that greatly improve your chances of success, strategies that most academics don't know or don't follow.
Lecture | April 10 | 12-1 p.m. | Moses Hall
Eva Marlene Hausteiner, Political Theory, University of Bonn
When, if at all, should members get expelled from a federation? While accession to or secession from a federal union such as the United States has long been the issue of heated debates, only recently have the federal centers sanctions on members in violation of common rules and laws become an issue. How should, for example, the EU treat countries in violation of the rule of law? In her talk,... More >
Seminar | April 10 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall
Thomas Bloom, University of Bristol
The collection of large Fourier coefficients of a function, whether they be called `major arcs' or the `large spectrum', are one way of representing the linearly structured component of a function, and as such plays an important role in many problems in additive combinatorics, analytic number theory, theoretical computer science, and beyond. In this talk I will discuss some results concerning... More >
Presentation | April 10 | 1-2 p.m. | Wurster Hall
PROSPECTIVE FRESHMAN INFORMATION SESSION
Seminar | April 10 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall
joint with Alberto Alesina and Edoardo Teso
Seminar | April 10 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall
Seminar | April 10 | 2-3 p.m. | 402 LeConte Hall
Constantin Teleman, Berkeley
Kramers-Wannier duality is a symmetry relating the high-and low-temperature phases of the 2-dimensional lattice Ising model. Electric-Magnetic duality is a 3-dimensional duality between abelian (flat) gauge theories for Pontryagin dual abelian groups. Both dualities generalize to higher-dimensional manifolds. We describe the relation between them using the notion of relative field theory. The... More >
Tour/Open House | April 3 – 24, 2017 every Monday | 3-4 p.m. | Doe Library, meets at north entrance
April is a month when students and families visit campus, trying to decide if Cal will be their future home. If you are are visiting campus, you are encouraged to come see the the Library.
Tours of the historic Doe Library, underground Main stacks, and newly renovated Moffitt Undergraduate Library are given every Monday and Friday in April. They start on the north steps of the Doe Library. You... More >
Seminar | April 10 | 3-5 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall
Yinzheng Gu, Queens University, Canada
We discuss some analytic properties of the additive bi-free convolution, both scalar-valued and operator-valued. We show that using the one-variable subordination functions associated with the additive free convolution, simple formulas for additive bi-free convolutions can be derived. As an application, we prove a result about atoms of the additive bi-free convolution.
Seminar | April 10 | 3:30-5:30 p.m. | 3108 Etcheverry Hall
Mariana Olvera-Cravioto, Visiting Associate Professor, University of California Berkeley
In the first part of this talk I will discuss a family of inhomogeneous directed random graphs for modeling complex networks such as the web graph, Twitter, ResearchGate, and other social networks.
In the second part of the talk I will explain how ranking algorithms such as Googles PageRank can be used to identify highly influential nodes in a network.
Lecture | April 10 | 4-5 p.m. | 112 Hilgard Hall
The development of modern, industrial agriculture has been characterized by large reductions in biological diversity, both across landscapes and within farming systems. Loss of biodiversity is particularly evident in the U.S. Corn Belt.
Panel Discussion | April 10 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library
Colleen Lye, English, UC Berkeley; Raka Ray, Sociology, UC Berkeley
Weihong Bao, East Asian Languages and Cultures; Film and Media, UC Berkeley
Panel discussion on writings by possibly the first Chinese feminist author, He-Yin Zhen. Zhen presents an alternative conception of feminism that draws upon anarchism and other radical trends. Ahead of her time, He-Yin Zhen complicates conventional accounts of feminism and China's history, offering original perspectives on sex, gender, labor, and power that remain relevant today.
Workshop | April 10 | 4-5 p.m. | 360 Stephens Hall
Skills to Pay the Bills: How studying abroad can help in your career.
Are you planning to or have you already studied abroad? Are you wondering how study abroad is relevant to your future? Come by our workshop to learn how to stand out to employers by utilizing your study abroad experiences in your resume, cover letter, and interviews.
Colloquium | April 10 | 4-6 p.m. | B-4 Dwinelle Hall
The seventh lecture in the Spring 2017 Slavic Colloquium series.
Seminar | April 10 | 4-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall
Catherine Cannizzo, UC Berkeley
We will describe homological mirror symmetry via the example of \( T^2 \) by Zaslow-Polishchuk. Mirror symmetry has several formulations in math and the main idea is that there are pairs of manifolds, a symplectic manifold (called the A-model) and a complex manifold (called the B-model) and complex invariants on the B-model, where more is known, tell us about symplectic invariants on the A-model.... More >
Seminar | April 10 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall
Camil Muscalu, Cornell
The helicoidal method is a new, extremely efficient way, of proving multiple vector valued inequalities in harmonic analysis. About a month ago, we gave a talk at MSRI, in which we explained some consequences of this method, such as the proof of sparse domination results for various multilinear operators, and their multiple vector valued extensions.
The main task of the current talk will be... More >
Seminar 271, Development: What are the Headwaters of Formal Savings? Experimental Evidence from Sri Lanka
Seminar | April 10 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall
Craig McIntosh, UCSD
Film - Feature | April 10 | 5-7:30 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)
Suman Mukhopadhyay, Film Director
Pranab Bardhan, Professor of Graduate School at the Department of Economics, UC Berkeley
A screening of award winning film director, Suman Mukhopadhyay's newest film, Asamapta (Incomplete). Screening will include a Q&A session with the director.
Lecture | April 10 | 5-6 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall
Mariusz Wodzicki, UC Berkeley
A set is generally considered to be the simplest structure of Mathematics. Every set comes disguised under a number of other structures, however. While exploring some of them, we shall encounter what I propose to call “quantum sets”, by analogy with “quantum groups”.
Meeting | June 6, 2016 – August 14, 2017 every Monday | 6:20-7:20 p.m. | 373 Soda Hall
Toastmasters International is a non-profit educational organization that develops communication and leadership skills through public speaking.
Lecture | April 10 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Zellerbach Hall
Kazuyo Sejima, SANAA
MONDAY, APRIL 10, ZELLERBACH HALL -- Ms. Sejima, founding partner of SANAA, will lecture on her work. This lecture is presented with the Center for Japanese Studies and the UC Regents Lectures Program.
$3 General Admission
Tickets go on sale April 1. Buy tickets online
Lecture | April 10 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Zellerbach Hall
MONDAY, APRIL 10, ZELLERBACH HALL -- Ms. Sejima, founding partner of SANAA, will lecture on her work. This lecture is presented with the Center for Japanese Studies and the UC Regents Lectures Program. Tickets $3, available on April 1.
Reception | April 10 | 7-9 p.m. | Courtyard by Marriott Sacramento Cal Expo
The Cal Alumni Association and the Office of Undergraduate Admissions are pleased to invite you to join us in April for the annual New Student Reception taking place in your community. Alumni and Cal Parents are needed at this reception to play a crucial role in showcasing the best of Berkeley.
Join us to share your Cal story and to inspire students to attend the greatest public university in... More >
RSVP online by April 6.
Exhibits and Ongoing Events
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 - Multimedia | March 20 – April 25, 2017 every day | 121 Wurster Hall
OPEN THROUGH APRIL 25. Exhibit runs through APR 25. The exhibition presents drawings and models produced for two recent exhibits by NEMESTUDIO, an architectural studio founded by Assistant Professor of Architecture Neyran Turan and Mete Sonmez.
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 - Photography | March 9 – April 24, 2017 every day | Stephens Hall, Ethnic Studies Library
Jun Kamata, Associate Professor at ASIA University in Tokyo, has published eight books in Japan. This exhibit includes 25 of his photographs of the Pomo people of northern California. Kamata holds a BA in Native American Studies from UC Berkeley, an MA in American Indian Studies and a Ph.D. in urban planning from UCLA.
Exhibit - Painting | April 5 – 11, 2017 every day | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden
Come celebrate the colors of Spring at the UC Botanical Garden. Please join us for a special installation of Mimi Robinsons artwork documenting the unique colors of our special garden at this time of year. A book talk and two hands-on workshops will also be offered by Mimi Robinson author of Local Color, Observing Place through Watercolor.
Free with Garden Admission