<< Tuesday, April 18, 2017 >>

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Nuclear Policy Working Group

Meeting | March 14 – May 9, 2017 every Tuesday with exceptions | NSSC Suite, Suite 230

 2150 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94709

 Nuclear Engineering (NE)

Earth Week 2017

Special Event | April 16 – 22, 2017 every day |  UC Berkeley Campus

 Student Environmental Resource Center

Join the UC Berkeley environmental and sustainability community for an array of activating, inspiring, fun, educational, and celebratory events and programs during Earth Week 2017! A complete list of events and activities are available at https://serc.berkeley.edu/earthweek/

Reflecting on Practice Coaching Workshop

Workshop | April 17 – 19, 2017 every day | 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. |  California Academy of Sciences

 55 Music Concourse Drive, San Francisco, CA 94118

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

Are you interested in establishing a learning community among staff at your zoo, aquarium, museum, or park that enhances teaching practice and fosters the growth and development of people and their ideas? If so, then please join UC Berkeley's Lawrence Hall of Science and the California Academy of Sciences for a Coaching Workshop to learn about Reflecting on Practice (RoP™), a modular professional...   More >

Bus Rapid Transit: Planning, Design, and Operations

Workshop | April 18 – 27, 2017 every Tuesday & Thursday | 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Online

 Joseph Kott, Transportation Choices for Sustainable Communities; James Lightbody, Lightbody Consulting

 Technology Transfer Program

Bus rapid transit (BRT) is an adaptable, cost-effective mode of public transportation suitable for deployment in both larger and smaller cities worldwide. The optimal BRT functions like light rail transit, but on existing streets as a premium express urban bus transit service. BRT can either supplement or replace existing bus networks, as well as either supplement or substitute for light rail...   More >

 The course is intended for planning staff in local, regional, and state agencies, as well as consultants. Community planners, public transit planners, transportation planners, traffic engineers, urban designers, land developers, and decision-makers will a

Seminar 217, Risk Management: Systematic Long/Short Factor Portfolios

Seminar | April 18 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Speaker: James Lewis, State Street Global Advisors

 Center for Risk Management Research

We consider a panel of 88 "systematic factors": simple, quantitative procedures that assign scores to a universe of assets using publicly available data. For each factor, we construct idealized daily factor portfolios (long/short, market-neutral) and daily return series for the 16-year period between January 2001 and December 2016. Each of the factor return series has positive sample...   More >

Bristol-Myers Squibb Lecture: Exploring the power of molecules by rapid synthesis catalysts

Seminar | April 18 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Kenichiro Itami, Nagoya University

 College of Chemistry

The ultimate goal of our research group is to develop “problem-solving” innovative functional molecules that make a marked change in the form and nature of science and technology. During the last 10 years in Nagoya, we have pioneered an increasingly general synthesis platform for a range of functional molecules including molecular nanocarbons, π-conjugated organic materials, pharmaceuticals,...   More >

Teaching and Research Resource Fair: AIS-palooza

Special Event | April 18 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | 117 Dwinelle Hall

 Academic Innovation Studio, Educational Technology Services, Center for Teaching and Learning, Library, Research IT, bConnected

Enjoy technology demonstrations and mini-sessions on connecting teaching and research, creating instructional videos, (re-)energizing your course, bringing social justice into the classroom, promoting your research, sharing and using open educational resources, securing your data, and much more!

UCMP Fossil Coffee: Tracking environmental change and biotic response in deep time

Seminar | April 18 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 1101 (UCMP Fishbowl)

 Erik Sperling, Stanford

 Museum of Paleontology

Prahlad Singh Tipaniya | Kahat Kabira: Singing Religious Poetry in North India

Performing Arts - Music | April 18 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Prahlad Singh Tipanya, Indian folk singer and performer of Kabir bhajans

 Pranjali Sirasao, Lecturer, Hindi

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies, Department of South & Southeast Asian Studies

An uplifting performance of Kabir bhajans by Padmashree Prahlad Singh Tipanya, one of the most compelling folk voices of Kabir in India today, and his associates.

BiD Seminar: Connecting through Play: Tech to Augment In-Person Interaction

Seminar | April 18 | 12-1 p.m. | Hearst Memorial Mining Building, 354/360

 Katherine Isbister, University of California Santa Cruz

 Berkeley Institute of Design

Many complain that we are mesmerized and divided by technologies as they saturate our world--that we are becoming disembodied, fragmented, distracted from the present moment and from one another. In this talk, Isbister presents research games created in her lab that explore enhancing social connection through technological augmentation. Her work presents fresh ideas for thinking about how we can...   More >

Forestry Seminar

Seminar | April 18 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 103 Mulford Hall

 Dr. Brandon Collins, USDA Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station

 Dept. of Environmental Science, Policy, and Mgmt. (ESPM)

“Forest change across mixed conifer-dominated landscapes”

Development Lunch:"Epidemics and Conflict : Evidence from the Ebola outbreak in Western Africa"

Seminar | April 18 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Ada Gonzalez-Torres

 Department of Economics, CEGA

Rhetorical Analysis in the Scholia on Euripides’ Orestes

Workshop | April 18 | 12:30-2:30 p.m. | 7205 Dwinelle Hall | Note change in date and time

 Donald J. Mastronarde, University of California, Berkeley

 Department of Classics

China and Global Governance: What Have We Learnt So Far?

Lecture | April 18 | 12:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Yves Tibergien, Director of the Institute of Asian Research, University of British Columbia

 Kevin O'Brien, Political Science, UC Berkeley

 Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

How disruptive is the rise of China to the global order? Is China acting as a disruptor, a systematic stabilizer, or global governance innovator? At a time of new global systemic risks and demands, fundamental power shift, and global institutional erosion, China’s actual global behaviour exhibits a high degree of diversity. Yves Tiberghien maps out this behavior across domains...   More >

Yves Tibergien

“Another Typical African Family”: Navigating Relational Obligations in Accra, Ghana

Colloquium | April 18 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Lindsay Bayham, PhD Student, Sociology, UC Berkeley

 Center for African Studies

One of the Center for African Studies weekly sessions in our Spring 2017 Colloquium Series.

Cyber Espionage and Civil Society: A Silent Epidemic: Ron Deibert, Director, Citizen Lab

Seminar | April 18 | 1-2 p.m. | 205 South Hall

 Ron Deibert, Director, Citizen Lab

 Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity (CLTC)

As part of its Spring 2017 Lunch Seminar Series, the Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity presents Ron Deibert, Director of Citizen Lab.

  RSVP online by April 3.

Ron Deibert

Chinese Language Resources in Humanities and Classics and Electronic Resources for Chinese Studies in Social Sciences

Information Session | April 18 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 341 East Asian Library

 Jianye He ;Susan Xue, C. V. Starr East Asian Library


Introduction to selected Chinese research resources on Sinology in both print and electronic format as well as learning where to locate books, articles, data and government documents in electronic format for Chinese Studies in the social sciences.

Digital Resources for Blackfoot Language Documentation and Revitalization: Canadian Studies Colloquium

Colloquium | April 18 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 109 Moses Hall

 Prof. Inge Genee, Associate Professor of Linguistics, University of Lethbridge

 Canadian Studies Program (CAN))

Blackfoot is an endangered Algonquian language spoken by several thousand people in Southern Alberta and Northern Montana. Most fluent speakers are now elderly and, with very few exceptions, young people no longer learn the language as a mother tongue in the home. Many community members learn some Blackfoot as a second language in school, but this does not usually produce fluent speakers. As in...   More >

One Belt, One Road: Remaking Eurasia?

Panel Discussion | April 18 | 3:30-5:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Deputy Consul General Ren Faqiang, Deputy Consul General of the Consulate General of the PRC- SF; Vinod Aggarwal, Political Science, UC Berkeley; David Roland-Holst, Agriculture and Resource Economics, UC Berkeley; Lowell Dittmer, Political Science, UC Berkeley; Yves Tiberghien, Director of the Institute of Asian Research, University of British Columbia

 Consul Wang Dong, Consulate General of the PRC- SF; Peter Lorentzen, Political Science, UC Berkeley; Consul Li Yi, Consulate General of the PRC- SF; Consul Sun Jia, Consulate General of the PRC- SF

 Kevin O'Brien, Political Science, UC Berkeley

 Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

China's "One Belt, One Road" is one of the most ambitious infrastructure plans of the past century. A panel of political science and economics scholars will discuss the plan, its goals, and its potential effects with delegates from the Consulate General of the PRC-SF.

Cognitive Neuroscience Colloquia

Colloquium | April 18 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

 Russ Poldrack, Stanford University

 Department of Psychology

The future of fMRI in cognitive neuroscience

Lecture | April 18 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

 Professor Russell Poldrack, Stanford University

 Department of Psychology

Professor Russ Poldrack from the Department of Psychology at Stanford University will speak in the Cognitive Neuroscience colloquium series.

3-Manifold Seminar: Quasi-Fuchsian Surface Subgroups II

Seminar | April 18 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Alvin Kerber, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Last week we reduced the problem of finding quasi-Fuchsian surface subgroups to a purely topological question about surfaces in pared 3-manifolds. After restating this topological question, we will present the proof in a special case, books of I-bundles. This material is independent of the previous talk.

Student Harmonic Analysis and PDE Seminar (HADES): The Use of Bellman Functions in Holder-Brascamp-Lieb Inequalities

Seminar | April 18 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Kevin O'Neill, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Holder-Brascamp-Lieb inequalities represent a wide range of inequalities in analysis, including Young's convolution inequality, the Loomis-Whitney inequality, and more. In a 2015 paper, Ivanisvili and Volberg analyze the "rank one" case of such inequalities in which $L^p$ norms are subbed out for Bellman functions. This talk will contain introduction to all the above, as well as some of the...   More >

Conversations with the Dean

Special Event | April 18 | 4-5 p.m. | Haviland Hall, 227AA (Library Seminar Room)

 Social Welfare, School of

The Dean will be holding open discussions to which all students, teachers and staff are invited to discuss a variety of issues, concerning the School, the University or social and research issues of concern. Please join us!

Design Field Notes: Dara Douraghi

Seminar | April 18 | 4-5 p.m. | 220 Jacobs Hall

 Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation

Dara Douraghi, studio director at Project Frog and a former Imagineer, will speak at Jacobs Hall.

From water clusters to homogeneous catalysis: A savage journey to the heart of contemporary chemistry with a cryogenic photofragmentation mass spectrometer

Seminar | April 18 | 4-5 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Mark Johnson, Department of Chemistry, Yale University and Miller Visiting Professor, UC Berkeley

 College of Chemistry

The coupling between ambient ionization sources, developed for mass spectrometric analysis of biomolecules, and cryogenic ion processing, originally designed to study interstellar chemistry, creates a new and general way to capture transient chemical species and elucidate their structures with vibrational spectroscopy. Advances in non-linear optics over the past decade allow single-investigator,...   More >

"Shocking the Conscience of Mankind”: The Language of Transgression Before and After the Holocaust

Lecture | April 18 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Dirk Moses, Professor of Modern History at the University of Sydney

 Institute of European Studies, Center for German and European Studies

This lecture questions the comforting story of progress that dominates academic and public understandings of mass criminality and international order. Widely regarded as a breakthrough in international law and morality, the genocide concept, modeled on the Holocaust, has transformed the “language of transgression” by making massive hate crimes the ultimate violations: motivated by ideologically...   More >

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry through Macaulay2: Crash Course on Matroids

Seminar | April 18 | 4-4:30 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Chris Eur, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Speaking Amongst Ourselves: Democracy and Law: Tanner Lectures on Human Values by Seana Valentine Shiffrin

Lecture | April 18 | 4:10-6:15 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room

 Seana Valentine Shiffrin, Professor of Philosophy, Pete Kameron Professor of Law and Social Justice, University of California, Los Angeles

 University of California, Berkeley

Seana Valentine Shiffrin will present a three day lecture series with commentary by Niko Kolodny, Richard R.W. Brooks, and Anna B. Stilz. This event will be held on April 18, 19, & 20, 2017. The first day's lecture is titled "Democratic Law." The second day's lecture is titled "Common and Constitutional Law: A Democratic Legal Perspective." Free and open to public. No tickets required.

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry through Macaulay2: Computations on Matroids using Macaulay2

Seminar | April 18 | 4:40-5:30 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Justin Chen, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Be An Ally To Immigrant Students, Colleagues and Families

Workshop | April 18 | 5-7 p.m. | 150 University Hall

 Public Health, School of

UC Berkeley School of Public Health, Borders and Bodies Collective and Diversity Inclusion Community Equity (DICE) presents a workshop for allies.

“Queer Unhistoricism” and the Reception of Ancient Greece

Lecture | April 18 | 5 p.m. | 308A Doe Library

 Dr Dan Orrells, King's College London

 Department of Rhetoric

Making Religious Peace: A Historical Perspective

Lecture | April 18 | 5-7 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 Wayne Te Brake, Professor of History Emeritus, Purchase College, State University of New York

 Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion

Between 1529 and 1651 six major clusters of religious war engulfed Europe. Most of these wars ended in some form of political compromise, but even in the exceptional cases religious war eventually yielded to religious peace. Though historians traditionally focus on the wars, this presentation will focus on the broad and durable pattern of religious peace that followed.

Today, with headlines...   More >

EPMS Weekly Seminar

Seminar | November 1, 2016 – December 5, 2017 every Tuesday | 5:10-6 p.m. | 212 O'Brien Hall

 Engineering and Project Management Society

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 >

Career Connections Series: Non-Clinical Roles in Health

Social Event | April 18 | 5:30-8 p.m. |  Career Center (2440 Bancroft Way)

 Career Center

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 Cal alumni hold non-clinical roles in the health industry. The event requires no prep—simply chat with interested students, share your path from Cal to career, and offer advice to those who hope to follow in your...   More >

  RSVP online by April 11.

Swahili Weekly Social Hour

Social Event | January 31 – May 9, 2017 every Tuesday | 6-7 p.m. |  Jupiter Taproom

 2181 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Center for African Studies

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!

Film Screening: Wallah Je Te Jure

Film - Documentary | April 18 | 6-8 p.m. | B-4 Dwinelle Hall

 La Dolce Vita Italian Studies Club

 Department of Italian Studies

La Dolce Vita Italian Studies Club invites you to a screening of the documentary "Wallah Je Te Jure". The film tells the stories of men and women traveling along West African migration routes to Italy.

Sustain U: Green Up Your Life

Course | January 31 – April 25, 2017 every Tuesday with exceptions | 6:30-8 p.m. | 228 Dwinelle Hall

 Sharon Chen; Mary Thomasmeyer

 Student Environmental Resource Center

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.


Performing Arts - Music | April 18 | 6:30 p.m. |  Hearst Greek Theatre | Tickets sold out

 Another Planet Entertainment

  Sold out. Sold Out Buy tickets online

MCB Experience Event: Highlighting opportunities for biosciences students

Information Session | April 18 | 7-9 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Pauley Ballroom


This is an event where we (the MCBcDNA student group) invite representatives from different programs to talk to undergraduate students interested in finding biology-related opportunities. We aim to provide undergraduates with a broad perspective of the different opportunities available in biomedical research, clinical mentoring and shadowing, and the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industry.

AIA Lecture - Early Hellenistic royal ideology in the marine thiasos of the neorion on Delos

Lecture | April 18 | 7 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Kristian L. Lorenzo, Monmouth College

 Archaeological Institute of America - San Francisco Society

In Greek mythology the most important thiasos, or procession of individuals dancing and singing in honor of a god, was that of Dionysios and his followers or just his followers. Its aquatic counterpart, the marine thiasos, included Poseidon (sometimes), Nereids and Tritons accompanied by both mythical and real marine creatures. Demetrios Poliorketes built the neorion on Delos to house a dedicated...   More >

Exhibits and Ongoing Events

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


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 >

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 >

Designs from a Distance

Exhibit - Artifacts | January 30 – May 19, 2017 every day | 210 Wurster Hall

 Environmental Design, College of

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.

NEMESTUDIO: 18 Drawings, 7 Models

Exhibit - Multimedia | March 20 – April 25, 2017 every day | 121 Wurster Hall

 Environmental Design, College of

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.

Literatura de Cordel in Moffitt Library

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 >

Native Americans: An Intimate View from Afar

Exhibit - Photography | March 9 – April 24, 2017 every day | Stephens Hall, Ethnic Studies Library

 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.

Teachers at the Center: The Story of the National Writing Project

Exhibit - Artifacts | April 17 – September 1, 2017 every day | Bancroft Library, Rowell Cases, second floor corridor between The Bancroft Library and Doe Library

 Bancroft Library

The National Writing Project is a professional development
network for teachers of writing at all levels, from early
childhood to university. Drawing from the newly available
National Writing Project records and other Bancroft Library
collections, this exhibition explores the history of the
organization from its origins within the Graduate School of
Education at UC Berkeley to its present...   More >

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.

The Power of Attention: Magic and Meditation in Hebrew "shiviti" Manuscript Art

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)

 Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

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 >

From the Photographer’s Archive: Roman Vishniac

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)

 Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

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 Vishniac’s estate. In 2007, the...   More >