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Monday, August 21, 2017

Design and Diversity Exhibition

Miscellaneous | June 1 – September 7, 2017 every day |  Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

This exhibit of original materials from the Environmental Design Archives showcases a nexus of design and diversity.

Solar Eclipse Day at the Hall

Special Event | August 21 | 8:30-11:30 a.m. |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

On August 21st, North America gets a front row seat to a rare and exciting event—an eclipse of the sun. Enjoy hands-on eclipse activities and catch this fascinating astronomical event at the Hall, starting at 8:30 a.m.

$12.00 Adults, $10.00 Children 3–18, Seniors 62+, Free Members, children age 2 and under, UC Berkeley students and staff.

Summer at the Hall

Social Event | June 10 – September 10, 2017 every day with exceptions | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

Visit the Hall and explore all of our most popular exhibits and STEM activities every day this summer, including our newest featured exhibit, Going Places. Plus, join us every Sunday to discover new and unique ways to engage with science.

$12.00 Adult, $10.00 Children 3–18, Seniors 62+, Free Members, children age 2 and under, UC Berkeley students and staff.

DTS Faculty Forum

Meeting | August 21 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m. | Haviland Hall, Haviland Commons

 Social Welfare, School of

Faculty Forum to discuss reshaping the MSW Program.

Certificate Program in HVAC Online Information Session

Information Session | August 21 | 12-1 p.m. |  Online

 UC Berkeley Extension

Acquire an in-depth understanding of HVAC systems in order to meet energy-conservation standards. An opening presentation is followed by a Q&A session.

  Make reservations online

Berkeley-Tokyo Summer School "Geometry, Representation Theory, and Mathematical Physics": Integrable systems and quantum geometry

Seminar | August 21 | 1:15-2:45 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Andrey Smirnov, Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

In my talk I will overview new classes of integrable systems associated with Nakajima quiver varieties. I will explain the geometric construction of quantum Rmatrices, commuting families of Hamiltonians and corresponding Bethe equations. I will discuss relations of these systems with quantum cohomology and quantum K-theory of Nakajima varieties.

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research and Finding a Mentor Workshop

Workshop | August 21 | 2-3 p.m. | 50 Birge Hall

 Alicia Hayes, Prestigious Scholarships Office Program Manager/Advisor, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research

If you are thinking about getting involved in undergraduate research, this workshop is a great place to start! You will get a broad overview of the research opportunities available to undergraduates on campus, and suggestions on how to find them.

We will also let you know about upcoming deadlines and eligibility requirements for some of...   More >

Writing and Citing Tools: What are your options?

Workshop | August 21 | 2-2:30 p.m. | Bechtel Engineering Center, Engineering Library Training Room

 Lisa Ngo, UC Berkeley Library

 Library

Mendeley. Zotero. EndNote. RefWorks. LaTeX. There are a lot of tools out there to help you organize your literature and create and manage citations and bibliographies, but which one is right for you? Join us for this introduction to citation management tools where we'll provide an overview of the options and offer a demonstration of how they can make the writing process easier.

GIS and Mapping Resources on Campus

Workshop | August 21 | 2:30-3 p.m. | Bechtel Engineering Center, Kresge Engineering Library Training Room

 Susan Powell, UC Berkeley Library

 Library

This short drop-in workshop will give an overview of GIS and mapping resources available on campus, including tools, data, and training. No registration required!

Probabilistic Operator Algebra Seminar: Free Stein discrepancy as a regularity condition

Seminar | August 21 | 3-5 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

 Brent Nelson, NSF Postdoctoral Fellow UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Given an n-tuple of non-commutative random variables, its free Stein discrepancy relative to the semicircle law measures how close the distribution is to the semicircle law. By considering free Stein discrepancies relative to a broader class of laws, one can define a quantity called the free Stein information. In this talk, we will discuss this and its relation to other free probabilistic...   More >

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research and Finding a Mentor Workshop

Workshop | August 21 | 3-4 p.m. | 50 Birge Hall

 Sean Burns, Director, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research

If you are thinking about getting involved in undergraduate research, this workshop is a great place to start! You will get a broad overview of the research opportunities available to undergraduates on campus, and suggestions on how to find them.

We will also let you know about upcoming deadlines and eligibility requirements for some of...   More >

Berkeley-Tokyo Summer School "Geometry, Representation Theory, and Mathematical Physics": Affine branching laws and tensor categories

Seminar | August 21 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Viktor Ostrik, University of Oregon

 Department of Mathematics

In these talks we will describe an approach to branching laws for highest weight integrable representations of affine Lie algebras based on fusion product and modular tensor categories. Our main emphasis will be on branching laws related with level rank duality

Certificate Program in Teaching English as a Second Language

Information Session | August 21 | 5:30-7 p.m. |  UC Berkeley Extension (Golden Bear Center)

 UC Berkeley Extension

Learn how UC Berkeley Extension’s professional certificate can prepare you for diverse job opportunities—in teaching, business, publishing, travel and more—both in the United States and around the world.

 Free

 UNEX 1049. Enroll online or by calling 510-642-4111

Professional Program in Graphic Design

Information Session | August 21 | 6:30-8 p.m. | 608 UC Berkeley Extension (SF Campus at 160 Spear St.)

 UC Berkeley Extension

UC Berkeley Extension's Professional Program in Graphic Design offers a study of design principles and an appreciation of historical and current trends. Find out how you can learn from industry professionals to build a portfolio and advance in the field.

  Make reservations online or by calling 510-642-4111

Exhibits and Ongoing Events

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 >

A Country Called Syria

Exhibit - Multimedia | May 12 – August 31, 2017 every day | Doe Library, Bernice Layne Brown Gallery

 Library

Journey through A Country Called Syria, a traveling collection that brings to life the history and heritage of Syrian culture. This unique exhibition allows its viewers to explore Syria from its ancient beginnings to the present civil war.

The Summer of Love 50th Anniversary

Exhibit - Artifacts | July 21 – December 29, 2017 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Bancroft Library, Bancroft Corridor between The Bancroft Library and Doe Library

 Bancroft Library

Marking a 50th anniversary, Bancroft’s rare and unique collections documenting the 1967 “Summer of Love” are on exhibit in the corridor cases. Presented are images from the Bay Area alternative press, psychedelic rock posters and mailers, documentary photographs of the Haight-Ashbury scene and major rock concerts, and material from the personal papers of author Joan Didion and poet Michael...   More >

New Favorites: Collecting in the Bancroft Tradition

Exhibit - Artifacts | April 21 – September 1, 2017 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Bancroft Library, Gallery

 Bancroft Library

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 Johnson’s photographs of the...   More >