Friday, April 21, 2017
PhD Diversity and Inclusion Recruitment Weekend 4/21-23/17 -- Applications due 12/1/16: From The Cornell University Departments of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB) and Neurobiology and Behavior (NBB)
Special Event | April 21 | Cornell University
The Cornell University Departments of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology (EEB) and Neurobiology and Behavior (NBB) are pleased to announce our first PhD Diversity and Inclusion Recruitment Weekend happening April 21-23, 2017. This event will introduce attendees to our departments and connect them with faculty members that share research interests, as well as to help familiarize them with the... More >
Special Event | April 16 – 22, 2017 every day | UC Berkeley Campus
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/
Conference/Symposium | April 21 – 23, 2017 every day | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, Booth Auditorium
Islamophobia and the end of liberalism?
8th Annual International Islamophobia Conference
Islamophobia Research and Documentation Project
University of California, Berkeley
April 21st 23rd, 2017
Boalt Hall, Booth Auditorium, UC Berkeley
Conference/Symposium | April 21 | 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. | Hearst Field Annex, Blanche DuBois Room (D37)
Bertrall Ross, Berkeley Law; Jonathan Simon, Berkeley Law; Ben Handel, Economics, UC Berkeley; Fred Block, Sociology, UC Davis; Janelle Scott, GSE, UC Berkeley; Alberto Garcia, History, UC Berkeley; Daniel Sargent, History, UC Berkeley; Paul Pierson, Political Science, UC Berkeley; Terri Bimes, Political Science, UC Berkeley; Lawrence Rosenthal, Chair and Lead Researcher, Berkeley Center for Right-Wing Studies, UC Berkeley
Center for Right-Wing Studies, Institute of Governmental Studies, Townsend Center for the Humanities, Department of History, Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society, Graduate School of Journalism
This symposium focuses on the first hundred days of the presidency of Donald Trump in order to begin academic conversations and develop analyses centered on the Trump administration and how it relates to politics and society in the United States and the world. Scholars from UC Berkeley and other Bay Area academic institutions will speak on implications and effects of the administration's foreign... More >
Registration opens March 1. Register online by April 21.
Presentation | April 21 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Haas School of Business, Wells Fargo Room (C420)
Rose Marcario, Patagonia
Patagonia Case Competition
Patagonia and the University of California, Berkeley have joined forces once again to host a case competition open to graduate students across the country seeking to redefine the relationship between business and a healthy planet.
2017 Competition Overview
On April 21, 2017, graduate student teams from leading business schools across United States will come... More >
20th Annual Travers Conference on Ethics and Accountability in Government: Changing Washington? Prospects for Republican Rule under Donald Trump
Conference/Symposium | April 21 | 9 a.m.-3 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room
The 2017 Travers Conference will bring together journalists, academics, politicians, and public policy experts from around the world to assess how the election of Donald Trump and the arrival of unified Republican control of the federal government will reshape policy and politics in America. The first panel will examine how the new administration is relating to key countries and regions in the... More >
Conference/Symposium | April 21 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | 510A IEAS conference room
1995 University Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704-2318
The conference will feature up to sixteen student presentations of original research on any aspect of premodern (technically, beginnings to 1911) Chinese humanistic culture, drawing on but not limited to the traditional disciplines of history, literature, religion, art, social sciences, and thought.
Special Event | January 29 – April 30, 2017 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | Lawrence Hall of Science
Become a raindrop and go on an interactive adventure through a water-cycle-themed maze. Have fun riding the Watershed Zip Line, walk through a giant wetland, and snap a pic of your family "swimming" with the dolphinsall while developing a deeper understanding of your place in the water ecosystem.
$10–12 Water's Extreme Journey is included with your admission. Free for members.
Solid State Technology and Devices Seminar: Physics and applications of optical frequency combs and microresonators
Seminar | April 21 | 10-11 a.m. | Cory Hall, 521 - The Hogan Room
Xu Yi, California Institute of Technology
Frequency combs are having a broad impact on science and technology because they provide a way to coherently link radio/microwave-rate electrical signals with optical-rate signals. A new, miniature realization, the microcomb, that uses chip-based microresonators can potentially revolutionize instrumentation, time keeping, spectroscopy, and navigation. In this talk, I will start by reviewing the... More >
Special Event | April 21 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | Recreational Sports Facility, In front of the UCB Rec Sports Facility
Patagonias biodiesel repair truck is traveling to colleges around the country to repair clothing for free and teach folks how to fix their own clothes. The Worn Wear repair team can fix about 40 garments per day (sorry, no repairs on luggage or shoes). All repairs are made on a first come, first served basis. One repair per guest. We fix all brands! In addition, free samples of Patagonia... More >
Special Seminar: Molybdenum metabolism in plants, humans and fungi: Research in autotrophs as blueprint for successful patient therapy
Seminar | April 21 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 338 Koshland Hall
Ralf R. Mendel, Plant Biology Department of the Braunschweig University of Technology, Germany
Seminar | April 21 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall
Emily Martin, New York University
Historians of psychology have described how the "introspection" of early Wundtian psychology largely came to be ruled out of experimental psychology settings by the mid-20th century. In this talk I will take a fresh look at the years before this process was complete -- from the vantage point of early ethnographic and psychological field expeditions and from observing several current psychology... More >
Workshop | April 21 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall
Harsha Ram, UC Berkeley; Niklaus Largier, UC Berkeley; Amy Hollywood, Harvard University; Kirill Chepurin, National Researcher University – Higher School of Economics, Moscow; Alex Dubilet, Vanderbilt University
"Thinking about Utopia - Religious and Secular: Five interventions"
Harsha Ram, Revolutionary Utopia: Tatlin and Khlebnikov
Niklaus Largier, Against Projects: The Utopia of Essayism in Musil and
Amy Hollywood, Antinomian A-topia: Writing Manuscript Textuality in the
Poetry and Prose of Susan Howe
Kirill Chepurin, The Utopian No - or, Idealism and Utopia
Alex Dubilet,... More >
Workshop | April 21 | 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services
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Lecture | April 21 | 12-1 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall
Emmanuel Comte, Lecturer of European History in the Department of History at UC Berkeley
The discussion will contextualize the election campaign within the broader set of problems affecting French politics, before turning to the programs of the four main contenders and the dynamics of the campaign. Among the major questions that have affected French politics in the recent years and decades, we will discuss the particular importance of youth unemployment, its role as a factor of... More >
Information Session | April 21 | 12-1 p.m. | Online
Gain academic preparation in the sciences along with one-on-one advising to enhance your application to medical, dental or veterinary school, as well as to advanced degree programs in medical- and health-related fields.
Special Event | April 21 | 12 p.m. | 310 Jacobs Hall
Join us for an information session, open house, and celebration for the newly launched Berkeley Certificate in Design Innovation. Learn more about the certificate and get a chance to speak with its academic advisors, college deans, and UC Berkeley alumni all of whom will provide unique insights into exploring design innovation across Berkeley's campus.
Information Session | April 21 | 12-2 p.m. | Jacobs Institute, 2530 Ridge Road Berkeley, CA 94720
FRI, APR 21, Noon. Join CED at the Berkeley Certificate in Design Innovations open house and information session event to learn more about the program, meet its academic advisors, and enjoy light refreshments.
Workshop | April 21 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 251 Hearst Gymnasium
Cori Evans, MA, NSCA-CPT Wellness Program Specialist, Be well at Work - Wellness
Come and learn how a High Intensity Circuit Training (H.I.C.T.) workout in just 7 minutes using your body weight, a chair and wall, can help you maximize your time and workout space. According to the American College of Sports Medicine, the combination of aerobic and resistance training in a high-intensity, limited-rest design can deliver numerous health benefits in much less time than... More >
Linguistic-Mediation of Visual Saliency: Using Receiver Operating Characteristics (ROC) to Compare Multi-Dimensional Datasets
Lecture | April 21 | 1:10-2:30 p.m. | 190 Doe Library
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
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Seminar | April 21 | 2-4 p.m. | 242 Sutardja Dai Hall
Modeling of semiconductor devices plays an important role in determining which future technologies are most promising as well as better understanding the underlying physics of existing devices. This thesis focuses on numerical simulation of transport in low-dimensional materials and explores the physics of negative capacitance in ferroelectrics.
Toward a Quantitative Knob for Controlling the Synthesis of Colloidal Metal Nanocrystals: Nano Seminar Series
Seminar | April 21 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building
Prof. Younan Xia, Georgia Institute of Technology, BME / Chem
Recent studies suggest that reduction kinetics play an essential role in determining the outcome of a synthesis of colloidal metal nanocrystals. Reduction kinetics not only control the internal defect structure, including single-crystal, singly-twinned, multiply-twinned, and stacking-fault lined, of a seed formed in the nucleation step but also dictate the growth pattern (symmetric vs.... More >
Seminar | April 21 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall
Fraydoun Rezakhanlou, UC Berkeley
On Fridays at 3:00 during the semester, the CMES hosts an informal weekly coffee hour and guided discussion of current events in the Middle East and North Africa, open to all and free of charge.
Colloquium | April 21 | 3 p.m. | 125 Morrison Hall
Marco Fusi, violinist, violist and viola d'amore player, has studied with Dimitrios Polisoidis, Ernst Kovacic and Jeanne-Marie Conquer.
Marco has performed with conductors and soloists including Pierre Boulez, Lorin Maazel, Peter Eötvös , Beat Furrer, Susanna Mälkki, Vladimir Ashkenazy, Gustav Kuhn, Jürg Wyttenbach, Jean Deroyer, and Marco Angius. He has premiered new works by composers... More >
Tour/Open House | April 7 – 28, 2017 every Friday | 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 21 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 205 South Hall
Seminar | April 21 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall
Kiran Luecke, University of Oxford
Using the structure of the matrix factorisation category $MF_G(g, W)$ of Freed and Teleman I deduce the Kirillov character formula for compact Lie groups, and the Rossman character formula for the discrete series of a real semisimple Lie group. The proofs are a calculation of Chern characters and use the Dirac family constructed by Freed, Hopkins, and Teleman. Indeed, one of the main results of... More >
Film - Series | April 21 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
In 2011 two young Afro-Swedish women took on the macho world of competitive hip-hop danceand won. Niki Tsappos, born in Ethiopia and adopted by Swedish parents, and Martha Nabwire, a more recent immigrant from Uganda, are best friends whose skills and teamwork knock audiences and competitorsespecially menfor a loop. (Guys always want to be in charge, they note.) Boasting some amazing... More >
Seminar | April 21 | 4-5 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall
Vasily Gorbunv, University of Aberdeen
In the talk we will describe a new feature of the classical Schubert calculus which holds for all types of the classical Lie groups. As the main example we will use the type A Grassmanians. The usual definition of the Schubert cycles involves a choice of a parameter, namely a choice of a full flag. Studying the dependence of the construction of the Schubert cycles on these parameters in the... More >
Lecture | April 21 | 4-5 p.m. | 240 Bechtel Engineering Center
Yafeng Yin, University of Michigan
Bio: Dr. Yafeng Yin is a Professor at Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Michigan. He works in the area of transportation systems analysis and modeling, and has published over 90 refereed papers in leading academic journals.. Dr. Yin is the Editor-in-Chief of Transportation Research Part C: Emerging Technologies and serves on the editorial boards for another four... More >
Dalton Inorganic Chemistry Seminar: Ligand influences on base metals for multi-electron transformations
Seminar | April 21 | 4-5 p.m. | Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall
Multi-electron transformations featuring base metals are both particularly challenging and interesting. A series multi-dentate ligand frameworks containing both hydrogen bond donating and accepting moieties in the secondary coordination sphere have been synthesized and reactivity will be described. These transformations feature the reduction of inorganic oxyanions which have long been touted for... More >
Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the Berkeley- Sakai Sister City Organization: Traditional Tea Ceremony and Contemporary Koto Performance in Julia Morgan Hall
Special Event | April 21 | 4-7 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden
Join us to kick off our year of Japanese events at the UC Botanical Garden in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Berkeley Sakai sister city organization. Come meet the Mayors of both cities and enjoy a traditional tea ceremony, with exceptional tea, wine, and live koto performance.
Sakai City is the birthplace of the Chanoyu Tea Ceremony, perfected by Sen-no Rikyu, who lived and worked in... More >
$50 in honor of the 50th Anniversary
Music Studies Colloquium: Seth Brodsky (University of Chicago), "There Is No Such Thing As The Composer's Voice"
Colloquium | April 21 | 4:30 p.m. | 128 Morrison Hall
Seth Brodsky (University of Chicago), "There Is No Such Thing As The Composer's Voice"
Brodsky's scholarly and critical work pursues a number of related lines of inquiry. The first concerns music of the 20th and 21st centuries, in particular the field of composerly production, with all the openness this connotes: how is the composer constructed, and how does she function culturally,... More >
Colloquium | April 21 | 5 p.m. | Kroeber Hall, Gifford Room, 221
Kate McDonald, University of California, Santa Barbara
This talk explores the spatial politics of nationalism through the story of Japanese and Korean student travelers to the Russo-Japanese War battlefields at Port Arthur. Unlike Korea and Taiwan, the Japanese state possessed only de facto sovereignty over its territory in Manchuria, including the historic battlefields of Port Arthur at the tip of the Liaodong Peninsula. Yet these battlefields... More >
Sport - Intercollegiate - Baseball/Softball | April 21 | 7:05 p.m. | Evans Field
Cal Baseball hosts USC in conference action at Evans Diamond.
Film - Documentary | April 21 | 7:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
World Premiere of Restored 16mm Print
The legendary, gender-obliterating funfest unleashed by the cantankerous cross-dressing Cockettes shines on in this immaculate restored print.
With guests: Steve Said, Rumi Missabu, Tsvi Strauch and Vishnu Dass
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
Performing Arts - Dance | April 21 | 8-10 p.m. | Zellerbach Playhouse
Inspired by the theme Digging Deep, Berkeley Dance Project 2017 offers a physical exploration of communicationbetween humans, within the natural world, and in the places where the two collide.
$13 Cal Students, Staff & Faculty, & Seniors: $13 online in advance, $15 Cal Students, Staff & Faculty, & Seniors at the door, $18 General Admission in advance, $20 General Admission at the door
Performing Arts - Music | April 21 | 8 p.m. | Hertz Hall
, Berkeley, CA 94704
Zubin Mehta gave Saleem Ashkar his first big break when he invited him to join the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra for Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1at age 17. Daniel Barenboim followed suit with an invitation to master classes and performances in Chicago. Since then, the formidable Palestinian-Israeli pianist has earned a reputation for balancing "thoughtfulness and virtuosic abandon with... More >
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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 - Multimedia | February 11 – May 13, 2017 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Cinemas radical streak goes back to its earliest beginnings, but the period explored in Hippie Modernism: The Struggle for Utopia was an unusually fertile time for politically charged, aesthetically innovative filmmaking. Encompassing documentary, fiction, and experimental cinemaoften in the course of a single featurethe films in this series intersected with and... 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
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 >
Why do we sometimes know a lot about who made things, and why do we sometimes not? Why does it sometimes matter to us, and why might it sometimes not? These are the questions that will be raised in the exhibit that will inaugurate the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropologys renovated Kroeber Hall Gallery. The Museum will display objects from the collection that urge visitors to think... More >
Free UC Berkeley Students, Faculty, Staff, Hearst Museum Members, and Youth under 18, $6 General Admisison, $3 Non-UC Berkeley Students and seniors over 65
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 - Artifacts | April 17 – September 1, 2017 every day | Bancroft Library, Rowell Cases, second floor corridor between The Bancroft Library and Doe 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 >
Exhibit - Artifacts | April 21 – August 1, 2017 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Bancroft Library, Gallery
For the first time in many years The Bancroft Library presents
an exhibition of recent additions to its major collections. The
exhibition also includes recently rediscovered masterpieces
carefully collected in years past. Gold-Rush-era memoirs
and advertisements, early editions of William Langland and
Jane Austen, branded books from 18th c. Mexico, and David Johnsons photographs of the... 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 >