<< Tuesday, September 05, 2017 >>

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Amos Gitai to Teach Seminar on Narrative and Form: Cinema and Architecture

Film - Series | August 29 – September 26, 2017 every day | 370 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

The Israeli film director Amos Gitai (Ph.D Architecture 79) will teach a five week course on film that explores the concepts of narrative and space. CLASS SIZE IS VERY LIMITED SO YOU MUST SIGN UP SOON. OPEN TO ALL STUDENTS ACROSS CAMPUS.

Garden Closed

Holiday | November 4, 2014 – December 5, 2017 the first Tuesday of the month every month |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

The garden is closed the first Tuesday of every month.

-Why is the Garden Closed one day a month?
For the safety of the public and the safety of the collection, the Garden’s Horticultural staff need one day per month to complete jobs that may pose safety risks to visitors, such as dropping tree limbs, renovating paths, or controlling pests.

-I’m only in Berkeley for one day from somewhere...   More >

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.

Fall Info Session

Information Session | September 5 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Freight and Salvage Coffeehouse

 2020 Addison, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)

Learn more about OLLI's courses, lectures, and social programming and hear directly from the faculty about the courses and workshops they will be teaching.

Doors open at 9:30 a.m., program begins at 10:00 a.m. No need to RSVP!

Please note that instructors whose courses are fully enrolled will not present. Some other faculty members may have schedule conflicts.

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.

Drop-in Pre-Health Advising

Miscellaneous | August 29 – December 5, 2017 every Tuesday | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | 3060 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Marie Dutton, Pre-Health Advisor

 Career Center

Meet with a Pre-Health Advisor on a first-come, first-served basis. For students exploring, preparing for, and/or applying to medical school and other health professional graduate programs.

 Open to currently enrolled students and Alumni Advantage members.

Alternative Cell Death Pathways in Antiviral Host Defense

Seminar | September 5 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

 Edward Mocarski, Emory University

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Translating the Precision Electrophile Signaling Code

Seminar | September 5 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Yimon Aye, Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology, Cornell University

 College of Chemistry

Precisely timed and spatially regulated electrophilic chemical signals are the essence of biochemical redox signaling. However, defining the precise biological impacts of localized signals that engage with specific protein targets under physiologic conditions has proven to be highly challenging. This talk presents a unique set of proximity-directed chemical tools that enables interrogation into...   More >

Seminar 217, Risk Management: Sparse Low Rank Dictionary Learning

Seminar | September 5 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Speaker: Robert Anderson, UC Berkeley

 Center for Risk Management Research

Sparse Dictionary Learning (SDL) can be used to extract narrow factors driving stock returns from a stock returns matrix, provided the returns are generated by sparse factors alone.  We describe progress on a variant called Sparse Low Rank Dictionary Learning (SLRDL), designed to simultaneously extract broad and narrow factors for the returns matrix, when the returns are generated by both types...   More >

Certificate Program in Alcohol and Drug Abuse Studies Online Information Session

Information Session | September 5 | 12-1 p.m. |  Online

 Stan Weisner, Ph.D., M.S.W.

 UC Berkeley Extension

Developed in association with the UC Berkeley School of Public Health, this certificate raises the quality of professionalism in counseling and follows a three-level, evidence-based approach to the critical issues that contribute to substance abuse.

  Make reservations online

Advanced PubMed

Workshop | September 5 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, Bioscience Library Training Room, 2101 VLSB

 Elliott Smith, Emerging Technologies and Bioinformatics Librarian, Bioscience Library

 Library

A hands-on workshop introducing advanced features of PubMed that can help your searching to be more effective and efficient.

The Pinkster King and the King of Kongo: The Forgotten History of America's Dutch-Owned Slaves

Colloquium | September 5 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Jeroen Dewulf, Associate Professor and Director, Department of German; Institute of European Studies; Dutch Studies Program

 Center for African Studies

This is a meeting of the weekly colloquium for the Center for African Studies.

The Role of Supply and Demand in Efficient Health Care Delivery: Evidence From Utah

Colloquium | September 5 | 12:40-2 p.m. | 714C University Hall

 Ben Handel, PhD, Professor of Economics, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley Economics

 Public Health, School of

The project studies the implications of several distinct approaches to managing consumer health care using an all-payer claims data base from the state of Utah. We use forced switches where consumers must join one insurance model or the other to identify effects on cost and health. We study (i) consumers who join Select Health, which manages care through its health care partner intermountain as...   More >

The Role of Supply and Demand in Efficient Health Care Delivery: Evidence From Utah

Colloquium | September 5 | 12:40-2 p.m. | 714C University Hall

 Ben Handel, Professor of Economics, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley Economics

 Public Health, School of

This project studies the implications of several distinct approaches to managing consumer health care using an all-payer claims data base from the state of Utah. We use forced switches where consumers must join one insurance model or the other to identify effects on cost and health. We study (i) consumers who join Select Health, which manages care through its health care partner intermountain as...   More >

Drop-in Pre-Health Advising

Miscellaneous | August 29 – December 5, 2017 every Tuesday | 1-3 p.m. | 3060 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Caitlin Green, Pre-Health Advisor

 Career Center

Meet with a Pre-Health Advisor on a first-come, first-served basis. For students exploring, preparing for, and/or applying to medical school and other health professional graduate programs.

 Open to currently enrolled students and Alumni Advantage members.

Applied Math Seminar: Multi-fidelity surrogate-based parameter estimation

Seminar | September 5 | 2-3 p.m. | Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 50A-5132

 Stephen Roberts, Australian National University

 Department of Mathematics



3-Manifold Seminar: Algorithmic homeomorphism of 3-manifolds as a corollary of geometrization

Seminar | September 5 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Ian Agol, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

We'll discuss algorithms to implement the homeomorphism problem for 3-manifolds, and Kuperberg's recent proof that there is an elementary recursive algorithm.

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: Auslander-Reiten duality for commutative rings: a survey of some recent developments

Seminar | September 5 | 3:45-4:45 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Hailong Dao, University of Kansas

 Department of Mathematics

Let R be a local Gorenstein ring with an isolated singularity. The Auslander-Reiten duality is a duality between certain Ext-groups of (M,N) where M,N are maximal Cohen-Macaulay modules over R. In this talk I will describe this duality and give an elementary proof. Then I will discuss possible extensions and the connection to the Kapustin-Li formula for matrix factorizations (when the ring is a...   More >

ECON 281, International Trade and Finance: Topic Forthcoming

Seminar | September 5 | 4-6 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 TBD, TBD

 Department of Economics

Efficient Research Data Practices: Planning to Publishing

Workshop | September 5 | 4-5 p.m. | Bechtel Engineering Center, Kresge Engineering Library Training Room 110 MD

 Anna Sackmann, Library and Research Data Management

 Library

Attendees will learn about data management best practices throughout the research lifecycle. The workshop will cover the most crucial components of how to tackle writing a data management plan; how to best achieve transparency and reproducibility for the long-term through metadata and documentation; and how to approach publishing and archiving data for later discoverability and use.

  Registration opens August 29. Register online or by calling 510-642-9478 by September 5.

Reining in Online Abuses

Lecture | September 5 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 202 South Hall

 Hany Farid

 Information, School of

Online platforms today are being used in deplorably diverse ways. How can technology companies allow the free flow of ideas while reining in abuses?

Opening reception for two new exhibitions: "The Invisible Museum: History and Memory of Morocco" and "Sketching 'Fiddler': Set Designs by Mentor Huebner"

Reception | September 5 | 5-7 p.m. |  Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)

 Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life cordially invites you to an opening reception for its two new exhibition
"The Invisible Museum: History & Memory of Morocco" and "Sketching "Fiddler": Set Designs by Mentor Huebner".

OPENING REMARKS
George Breslauer, Faculty Director, The Magnes

HISTORY & MEMORY OF MOROCCO
Francesco Spagnolo, Curator, The Magnes
Emily Gottreich, Chair, Center...   More >

  RSVP online by September 1.

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 >

Microsoft Info Session

Information Session | September 5 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Meet Microsoft!

Are you curious to know what it's like to work at Microsoft? Eat free food and meet with your Microsoft recruiter! We will share about the open roles available and talk about the recruiting process. Resumes are welcome!

Dancing in a Posthuman World: Material Bodies and New Alliances

Lecture | September 5 | 7-9 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall

 Marta Segarra, Research Professor, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, France; Professor of Gender Studies and French Studies at Universitat de Barcelona, Spain; Visiting Scholar, the International Consortium of Critical Theory Programs, UC Berkeley

 The Program in Critical Theory

Marta Segarra’s lecture will consider how some beings are relegated to the external margins of the community and reduced to an anonymous mass, which is often more related to animality than to humanity. From an ecofeminist and posthuman perspective, it will also examine the possibility of a reformulation of the human community beyond the “family.” It will focus on how new kinship, understood as...   More >

Marta Segarra

Cal Night at the Oakland A's

Social Event | September 5 | 7:05-10 p.m. |  O.Co Coliseum Complex

 7000 Coliseum Way, Oakland, CA 94621

 Cal Alumni Association

Join Cal Fans, the Cal Band and Oski for Cal Night at the Oakland A's vs. the Angels. Fellow Bay Tickets include a Cal & A's themed scarf!

$26-45

  Buy tickets online

Exhibits and Ongoing Events

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 >

The Invisible Museum: History and Memory of Morocco

Exhibit - Multimedia | August 29 – December 15, 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

Since its inception in 1962, the former Judah L. Magnes Museum distinguished itself by directing its collecting efforts outside the focus on European Jewish culture and history that was prevalent among American Jewish museums at the time. During the 1970s and 1980s, its founders, Seymour and Rebecca Fromer, actively corralled an informal team of activist collectors and supporters. Together, they...   More >

Sketching "Fiddler": Set Designs by Mentor Huebner

Exhibit - Multimedia | August 29 – December 15, 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 Power of Attention: Magic and Meditation in Hebrew "shiviti" Manuscript Art

Exhibit - Artifacts | August 29 – December 15, 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 >

The Worlds of Arthur Szyk: The Taube Family Arthur Szyk Collection

Exhibit - Multimedia | August 29 – December 15, 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

Auditorium installation of high-resolution images of select collection items.

Acquired by The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life in 2017 thanks to an unprecedented gift from Taube Philanthropies, the most significant collection of works by Arthur Szyk (Łódź, Poland, 1894 – New Canaan, Connecticut, 1951) is now available to the world in a public institution for the first time as...   More >