<< Monday, August 28, 2017 >>

Monday, August 28, 2017

Fall 2017 Architecture Sustainability Colloquium

Colloquium | August 25 – December 1, 2017 every day | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

FRIDAYS - AUG 25 through DEC 1. CHECK THE SCHEDULE FOR SPEAKERS. Bay Area Leaders discuss topics in sustainability.

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.

Fundamentals of Sustainable Natural Dyeing with Michel Garcia

Workshop | August 28 – 31, 2017 every day | 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Learn the fundamentals of sustainable natural dyeing including fiber preparation, plant mordants, plant selection, using less dye for greater effect, surface design techniques, and various applications of natural dyes.

$425, $400 UCBG Members

  Register online or by calling 510-664-9841, or by emailing gardenprograms@berkeley.edu

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

Seminar | August 28 | 10-11:30 a.m. | 375 LeConte Hall

 Andrey Smirnov, UC 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 Your Bearings Library Tour

Tour/Open House | August 23 – 29, 2017 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 10-11 a.m. | Doe Library, Tour starts at the north entrance


Join other students and get your bearings with a 3-in-one tour of the Doe Memorial Library, Moffitt Undergraduate Library, and the Main Stacks. See these central libraries and learn about the student services they provide.

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.

Dissertation Talk: System Design for Large Scale Machine Learning

Seminar | August 28 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 420 Soda Hall

 Shivaram Venkataraman, UC Berkeley

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

In this talk I will present my research on systems that make it easier to develop new machine learning applications and scale them while achieving high performance.

Certificate Program in Accounting Online Information Session

Information Session | August 28 | 12-1 p.m. |  Online

 Anna Lee, Program Director, UC Berkeley Extension

 UC Berkeley Extension

Find out how an accounting certificate, which you can complete in just one year, can help you become the kind of accountant businesses want. For certificate details, visit the Certificate Program in Accounting.

  Register online

Certificate Program in Accounting Online Information Session

Information Session | August 28 | 12-1 p.m. |  Online

 Anna Lee, Program Director, UC Berkeley Extension

 UC Berkeley Extension

Find out how an accounting certificate, which you can complete in just one year, can help you become the kind of accountant businesses want. For certificate details, visit the Certificate Program in Accounting.

  Register online

The End of the Endless Frontier? Truth and Power in the Age of Populism: Lunch discussion with Peter Strohschneider (DFG)

Lecture | August 28 | 12-2 p.m. | 470 Stephens Hall

 Peter Strohschneider, President, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft

 Cathryn Carson, Thomas M. Siebel Presidential Chair in the History of Science, Department of History, UC Berkeley; Horst Simon, Deputy Director, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

 Thomas Laqueur, Helen Fawcett Distinguished Professor, Department of History, UC Berkeley

 Simone Laessig, Director, German Historical Institute Washington DC

 Institute of European Studies, GHI West - Pacific Regional Office of the Germany Historical Insitute Washington DC, Center for Science, Technology, Medicine, & Society, Center for Studies in Higher Education , Department of History, Department of German

Against the backdrop of current debates about science and populism, Peter Strohschneider, President of the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG) re-examines Vannevar Bush’s ideas on the public role of science as developed in the 1945 report to the President of the United States, “Science, The Endless Frontier.” Bush was an American engineer and science administrator,...   More >

  RSVP online or by calling Heike Friedman at 510-643-4558, or by emailing Heike Friedman at heike.friedman@berkeley.edu by August 25.

Differential Geometry Seminar: A family of non-collapsed steady Ricci solitons

Seminar | August 28 | 1-2 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Alexander Appleton, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Non-collapsed Ricci solitons play an important role in Ricci flow as they arise as blow up limits of singularities. The classification of three dimensional Ricci solitons has largely been carried out by the work of Hamilton, Ivey, Perelman and Brendle. In four dimensions, however, only a handful of solitons are known and a complete classification remains a distant goal.

In this talk I will...   More >

Getting Your Bearings Library Tour

Tour/Open House | August 22 – 29, 2017 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 2-3 p.m. | Doe Library, Tour starts at the north entrance


Join other students and get your bearings with a 3-in-one tour of the Doe Memorial Library, Moffitt Undergraduate Library, and the Main Stacks. See these central libraries and learn about the student services they provide.

Seminar 231, 251 Public Finance and Labor: "Racial Bias in Bail Decisions"

Seminar | August 28 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Will Dobbie, Princeton University

 Robert D. Burch Center for Tax Policy and Public Finance

with David Arnold and Crystal Yang - joint with Labor

String-Math Seminar: Integrability lattice models from four-dimensional gauge theory

Seminar | August 28 | 2-3 p.m. | 402 LeConte Hall

 Masahito Yamazaki, IPMU, University of Tokyo

 Department of Mathematics

I will describe my recent work with Kevin Costello and Edward Witten, on explaining integrable models from a four-dimensional gauge theory.

Probabilistic Operator Algebra Seminar: Twisted canonical anti-commutation relations and twisted independence

Seminar | August 28 | 3-5 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall | Canceled

 Naofumi Muraki, Iwate Prefectural University

 Department of Mathematics

We will construct a one-parameter deformation of tensor product ( = twisted product) for non-commutative probability spaces, and show the existence of the associated universal calculation rule ( = twisted independence ) for mixed moments of non-commutative random variables. The construction was inspired from the twisted canonical anti-commutation relations of W. Pusz .

Bin Yu — Three principles of data science: predictability, stability, and computability

Seminar | August 28 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 3108 Etcheverry Hall

 Bin Yu, Professor, UC Berkeley Departments of Statistics and EECS

 Industrial Engineering & Operations Research

In this talk, I'd like to discuss the intertwining importance and connections of three principles of data science in the title in data-driven decisions. Making prediction as its central task and embracing computation as its core, machine learning has enabled wide-ranging data-driven successes. Prediction is a useful way to check with reality. Good prediction implicitly assumes stability between...   More >

Seminar 271, Development: "The Costs of Patronage: Evidence from the British Empire"

Seminar | August 28 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Guo Xu, Berkeley

 Department of Economics

Serial Dependence in Visual Working Memory: Time Course and Neural Mechanisms

Seminar | August 28 | 4-5 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center

 Dan Bliss, D'Esposito

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Museum of the Second World War in Poland: Intersections of History, Memory, and Politics

Lecture | August 28 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Pawel Machcewicz, Professor, Department of Recent Political History, Institute of Political Studies, Polish Academy of Sciences

 Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES)

The Museum of the Second World War in Gdansk was opened in March 2017. This is the largest historical museum in Poland and one of largest historical museums in Europe and the world. The museum also turned out to be in the last year’s biggest battlefield in the realm of historical memory and politics of history in Poland. This project evoked the most heated debates and controversies, and the very...   More >

Gospel Rape: On Close Reading in Crime and Punishment

Colloquium | August 28 | 4-6 p.m. | B-4 Dwinelle Hall

 Eric Naiman, Professor, Slavic Languages and Literatures; Professor and Bernie Williams Chair, Comparative Literature, UC Berkeley

 Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES), Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures

The first lecture in the Slavic Graduate Colloquium Fall 2017 series.

Scientists and Climate Change: All is not Lost

Seminar | August 28 | 4-5 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Judith Klinman, University of California, Berkeley

 Inez Fung, University of California, Berkeley

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, College of Chemistry

Seminar 218, Psychology and Economics: Turning up the heat: The demoralizing effect of competition in contests

Seminar | August 28 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Philipp Strack, University of California Berkeley

 Department of Economics

Joint with Theory seminar

* Note change in time and room due to joint event

Berkeley Bowl Shopping Trip

Miscellaneous | August 28 | 5 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Corner of Bancroft & Telegraph

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

New to the area? Not sure where to shop for groceries or other necessities? Berkeley International Office has your back! Come join this student-led trip down to the best grocery store in the city: the famous Berkeley Bowl!

If you're looking for healthy, affordable, and environmentally-friendly products, the Berkeley Bowl is the place to go. Let us give you a tour! We will meet outside the MLK...   More >

Open Auditions at TDPS: "Mechanics of Love," "Little Russians," The New Play Reading Series

Performing Arts - Theater | August 28 | 5:30-10:30 p.m. |  Durham Studio Theater (Dwinelle Hall)

 Department of Theater, Dance & Performance Studies

TDPS is holding auditions for the fall studio production, "Mechanics of Love," student workshop "Little Russians," and The New Play Reading Series. Open to all Cal students.

Audition information, including show description, casting details and production schedule are available under the “Productions | Auditions” tab of the TDPS Callboard at http://tdps.berkeley.edu/callboard/. Please read all...   More >

Groupon Info-Session

Information Session | August 28 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, 430-8 Wozniak Lounge

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Introducing Groupon+: The easiest way to save on Groupon! In addition to talking about some of the new and upcoming features to Groupon, come to get a feel for what it is like to work at Groupon. Meet a Groupon engineer and Product Manager while enjoying a slice of Sliver Pizza. Accepting Resumes and Giving out SWAG!

Fall Recruiting Kickoff for International Students

Career Fair | August 28 | 6-7 p.m. | Career Center (2440 Bancroft Way), Blue and Gold Rooms, Career Center

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

The campus-recruiting season begins right after the start of the fall semester! Are you actively looking for jobs/internships this semester but still have questions such as where to find open positions, what qualities employers are looking for, what resources available for resume, interview and networking preparation, and how to increase your chance of getting interviews? This workshop is aimed...   More >

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


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 >