Wednesday, February 7, 2018
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Course | February 7 | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | 24 University Hall
This course will explore the importance of creating inclusive work environments and effective teams. We will examine the principles of equity and inclusion, emotional intelligence, and multi-generational workforce issues. The class will finish with an Interactive Theater presentation and participatory discussion. By applying these principles and treating people with fairness and respect,... More >
Civil and Environmental Engineering Department Seminar: Seismic Performance Evaluation and Retrofit of Vulnerable Concentrically Braced Frames
Seminar | February 7 | 10-11 a.m. | 542 Davis Hall
Concentrically braced frames built prior to the codification of capacity-based and other ductile design provisions constitute a substantial proportion of steel building infrastructure on the West Coast of the US. These buildings, built prior to about 1990, utilize a wide variety of connection and system configurations with deficiencies expected to lead to significant damage.
Special Event | February 7 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden
Does chocolate really grow on trees?! Did you know vanilla comes from an orchid?! Come discover more about two of our favorite foods.
Workshop | February 7 | 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. | 112 Hilgard Hall
Haven Bourque, Founder, HavenBMedia
Session 3: Engaging with the Media
Training on practical tools for researchers and policy experts to effectively engage with the media. Topics include establishing connections with key reporters and becoming a trusted source for specific beats and issues.
Featuring: Haven Bourque, HavenBMedia
Free. RSVP online
Seminar | February 7 | 12-1 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall
Gabriel Rocklin, University of Washington
Computationally designed miniproteins (~40 amino acids in length) have exciting potential as therapeutics and are also ideal model systems for studying protein biophysics. We recently introduced massively parallel methods for designing, expressing, and experimentally testing tens of thousands of entirely new proteins, leading to an avalanche of new protein structures. Assaying these "de novo"... More >
Conference/Symposium | February 7 | 12-2 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall
As part or the new Renaissance and Early Modern Studies series "Why Read" our guests will share their perspectives on why it is that "Don Quijote" (1605-1615) continues to be a work that everyone should read, perhaps especially now. More >
Can Subsidized Early Child Care Promote Womens Employment? Evidence from a Slum Settlement in Africa: Shelley Clark, McGill University/Stanford
Colloquium | February 7 | 12-1 p.m. | 2232 Piedmont, Seminar Room
Shelley Clark, Professor, McGill University; 2017-18 Fellow, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University
A lunch time talk and discussion session, featuring visiting and local scholars presenting their research on a wide range of topics of interest to demography.
Lecture | February 7 | 12-1 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens
In his book Death Be Not Proud (Chicago, 2016), David Marno explores the precedents of Malebranches advice by reading John Donnes poetic prayers in the context of what Marno calls the art of holy attention.
Performing Arts - Music | February 7 | 12 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Rome Prize and Berlin Prize winner Ken Ueno is a composer, vocalist, and sound artist. Uenos collaborators include the Hilliard Ensemble, Kim Kashkashian and Robyn Schulkowsky, Steve Schick and SFCMP, and Frances-Marie Uitti. His music has been performed at venues and festivals around the world. He has performed as soloist in his vocal concerto with the Boston Modern Orchestra Project in New... More >
Performing Arts - Music | February 7 | 12 p.m. | Hertz Concert Hall
Fall welcome misc.
Hrabba Atladottir, violin
Leighton Fong, cello
Karen Rosenak, piano
Michael Seth Orland, piano
DEBUSSY Six Épigraphes Antiques
DEBUSSY Sonata for Violoncello and Piano
DEBUSSY Sonata for Violin and Piano
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Featuring the Music Departments varied and diverse performance activities, the Department of Music presents a series of free weekly concerts each... More >
CANCELLED Plant and Microbial Biology Plant Seminar: "RNA structure encodes specificity in intracellular phase transitions"
Seminar | February 7 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall
Amy Gladfelter, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
The Gladfelter lab is interested in how cells are organized in time and space. We study how cytoplasm is spatially patterned and how cells sense their own shape. We also investigate how timing in the cell division cycle can be highly variable yet still accurate.
Seminar | February 7 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 VLSB, Grinnell-Miller Library
MVZ Lunch is a graduate level seminar series (IB264) based on current and recent vertebrate research. Professors, graduate students, staff, and visiting researchers present on current and past research projects. The seminar meets every Wednesday from 12- 1pm in the Grinnell-Miller Library. Enter through the MVZ's Main Office, 3101 Valley Life Sciences Building, and please let the receptionist... More >
Lecture | February 7 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Ken Ueno, Jerry and Evelyn Hemmings Chambers Distinguished Professor in Music Associate Professor, UC Berkeley
Experimental composer/vocalist/sound artist who collaborates with visual artists, architects, and video artists to create unique cross-disciplinary art works. Ueno, is the Jerry and Evelyn Hemmings Chambers Distinguished Professor Chair in Music at UC Berkeley
Ken Ueno, Jerry and Evelyn Hemmings Chambers Distinguished Professor in Music, Associate Professor, UC Berkeley
Rome Prize and... More >
Lecture | February 7 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)
Trent Trombley, University of California, Berkeley Department of Anthropology
Human dentition and the accompanying oral cavity is a dense source of biocultural information and has enjoyed a long history of anthropological fascination. Analyses have ranged from establishing biological affinity in archaeological communities via dental metric and non-metric traits, to larger evolutionary questions of morphology. However, dental tissues have seldom been analyzed for their... More >
Workshop | February 7 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club
Jonathan Rousell, PsyD, Employee Assistance, Be well at Work - Employee Assistance
Over the last 25 years, we have simultaneously witnessed and participated in an unprecedented set of sociocultural changes due to the development, marketing, and expansion of technological devices, social media platforms, and software applications. These "advancements" in digital communications technology have altered the landscapes of our lives and changed the way we relate to ourselves, others,... More >
Panel Discussion | February 7 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | Haas School of Business, Wells Fargo Room
Its time to reimagine the way we eat from the ground up.
Each day, we see more irrefutable evidence that our global food system is broken. Soils erode, fisheries collapse, forests shrink, heart diseases rise. Studies show a new way of organic and regenerative farming is necessary to meet the challenges of the future. But what about a new way of eating? Can the principles of regenerative... More >
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
For tour questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org... More >
Seminar | February 7 | 2-3 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall
Kei Irie, Kyoto
I will explain the following result, which was proved in a paper by Marques-Neves-speaker: on a closed manifold of dimension $3 \le d \le 7$ with a $C^\infty $-generic Riemannian metric, the union of closed, embedded minimal hypersurfaces is dense.
The key ingredient of the proof is an asymptotic formula (Weyl law) of the volume spectrum, which was conjectured by Gromov and proved by... More >
Workshop | February 7 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall
In this workshop, undergraduates will receive detailed guidance on how to construct a research proposal in the STEM disciplines for the SURF Fellowship.
Colloquium | February 7 | 3-4:30 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall
Jennifer Richeson, Professor, Yale University
Ongoing and projected demographic shifts in the racial composition of the United States have been heralded as necessitating, if not promoting, positive change in the racial dynamics of the nation. Although change in response to this growing diversity is likely, its direction and scope are less clear. In this talk, I will present emerging social-scientific research on the psychological, social,... More >
Seminar | February 7 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall
Lea Popovic, Concordia University
For a number of processes in biology the appropriate stochastic modelling is done in
terms of multi-scale Markov processes with fully dependent slow and fast fluctuating variables.
The most common examples of such multi-scale processes are deterministic evolutions, jump-diffusions,
and state dependent Markov chains. The law of large numbers limit, central limit theorem,
and the corresponding... More >
Film - Feature | February 7 | 3:10 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Instructed to make a film to commemorate the 1905 revolution, Eisenstein chose to base his script on the mutiny on the battleship Potemkin of the Black Sea Fleet and the ensuing involvement of the people of Odessa. The sailors revolt is both premise and metaphor for a tale told virtually entirely through images and their rhythmic juxtaposition and repetition, the purest cinema imaginable; the... More >
i4Y Child Marriage and Youth Empowerment Group Speaker Series: Harnessing the power of social norms for improving global health. A case study from West Africa
Seminar | February 7 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 401 University Hall
Ben Cislaghi, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Harnessing the power of social norms for improving global health. A case study from West Africa.
Social norms are the unwritten rules in a group or society. They facilitate human interaction by clarifying what behaviour people can expect from others. They range from simple rules of etiquette (shake hands when you meet someone) to fundamental family or social duties (get married, find a... More >
Colloquium | February 7 | 4-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, 306 (HP Auditorium)
Dieter Fox, University of Washington
The predominant approach to perception, control, and planning in robotics is to design approximate models of the physics underlying a robot, its sensors, and its interactions with the environment. These model-based techniques often capture properties such as the propagation of light and sound, or the mass, momentum, shape, and surface friction of objects, and use these to generate controls that... More >
Colloquium | February 7 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 2538 Channing (Inst. for the Study of Societal Issues), Wildavsky Conference Room
George Breslauer, Professor of the Graduate School, The Charles and Louise Travers Department of Political Science, UC Berkeley
The current hostility in US-Russian relations goes back to the aftermath of the collapse of the USSR and the formal end of the Cold War. US International behavior in Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa progressively alienated Russian leaders, leading, under Putin, to sharp reactions. In response to those reactions, US leaders of both parties came to demonize Russia and Putin and to up the... More >
Seminar | February 7 | 4-5 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall
Swupnil Sahai, Tesla; Andrej Karpathy, Tesla
From estimating the time to failure of battery modules for Reliability Engineering to predicting lane lines from images for Autopilot, statistics plays a vital role in building all of Teslas products. In this talk, we present the ways in which Tesla is changing the future of sustainable energy and discuss how statisticians will help us get there.
Bowen Lectures: Lecture 1: Mathematics and Computation (through the lens of one problem and one algorithm). The problem, the algorithm and the connections.
Lecture | February 7 | 4:10-5 p.m. | Calvin Laboratory (Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing), Auditorium
Avi Wigderson, Institute for Advanced Study
In this lecture, we introduce and motivate the main characters in this plot:
- Singularity of symbolic matrices: a basic problem in both computational complexity.
- Alternating Minimization: a basic heuristic in non-convex optimization.
I will explain how variants of this algorithm are applied to variants of this problem, how they are analyzed, and how the analysis gives rise to problems... More >
Performing Arts - Theater | February 7 | 5-7 p.m. | B4 Dwinelle Hall
When Cam and Selena are stranded outside Hamburg, Germany, passions spark and a promise is made: to be intimate upon their future return to Hamburg. 10 years later, that promise is tested...Join us for a reading of the play Only You Get Me by Berkeley alum Sam Peurach, followed by a discussion with the playwright and the director, Jennifer Coluccio. More >
Information Session | February 7 | 5-7 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union
Graduate and professional students at UC Berkeley are invited to engage with campus department and graduate student organizations in one central place at GradFest. Located in Pauley Ballroom (within the Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union), GradFest will feature artisan hors doeuvres by Student Union Catering, quick exercise demonstrations by University Health Services, painting led by the Art... More >
Workshop | February 7 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, Academic Innovation Studio (Dwinelle 117)
Dr. Sarah Lappas, ACES Culture and Activism Fellow
This event brings together UC Berkeley faculty, and students in a guided dialogue unpacking the tensions, frustrations, opportunities and possibilities of contentious discourse in the classroom.
Lecture | February 7 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)
Free and open to the public
Far from a throwback to the Middle Ages, Hasidism is a product of modernity that forged its identity as a radical alternative to the secular world. So argue the eight distinguished authors, led by David Biale, of Hasidism: A New History, the first comprehensive account of the movements place in modern Jewish history. The book represents an innovative collaboration... More >
Seminar | February 7 | 6-7 p.m. | 105 Stanley Hall
Terry Johnson, UCB Dept. of Bioengineering
Academic communication is not unique in its reliance on narrative to convey information and gather interest. Unfortunately, the narratives that we routinely construct can encourage unrealistic expectations in participants new to our disciplines. We'll discuss the typical narratives academics engage in, compare how they are interpreted differently by different audiences, and consider the best (and... More >
Information Session | February 7 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)
Were you ever interested in working for the gaming industry? Come out to the Wozniak Lounge on February 7th at 6 PM to speak to EA employees and the type of projects that you can work on! Free food will be provided!
Miscellaneous | February 7 | 6-8 p.m. | Career Center (2440 Bancroft Way)
In collaboration with the Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation and Publications and Media Center, we are seeking alumni and professionals in a multitude of fields involving arts, design, and/or technology! The event will require minimal prep work from attendees; simply arrive and share your insider knowledge of the marketing and media industry through introductions and casual conversations.
Toastmasters has been the world leader in teaching public speaking since 1924. Meetings are an enjoyable, safe, self-paced course designed to get you up and running as a speaker in only a few months.
Special Event | February 7 | 6:30-9:30 p.m. | Alumni House
History Homecoming is a gathering of alumni and friends of the Department of History for fellowship, food, refreshments, and a special history panel. The topic of this year's faculty panel is "Quakes, Storms, and Wrecks: Disaster as a Window to the Past."
Limited seating is available, so please plan to arrive early.
Lecture | February 7 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall
WED, FEB 7, 6:30pm. Recent fellowship recipients will present their research from their international travels. Followed by a reception in the Wurster Gallery, alongside the 2017 Branner & Stump Fellows Exhibition. Open to the CED community!
Film - Documentary | February 7 | 7-9 p.m. | 405 Moffitt Undergraduate Library
East of Salinas takes us to the heart of Californias Steinbeck Country, the Salinas Valley, to meet a bright boy and his dedicated teacher both sons of migrant farm workers. With parents who are busy working long hours in the fields, third grader Jose Ansaldo often turns to his teacher, Oscar Ramos, for guidance. But Jose is undocumented; he was born in Mexico. Like many other migrant... More >
Must have a UCB student ID for entrance.
Film - Documentary | February 7 | 7 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
José Filipe Costas response to Thomas Harlans Torre Bela re-examine[s] Harlans work and his role as observer, participant, and perhaps direct influence upon the events. . . . The Red Line offers a nuanced and fascinating look back upon the revolutionary movement and its aftermath while paying homage to the work of Harlan and his editors, and the difficult, perhaps impossible, path of the... More >
Film - Feature | February 7 | 7-9 p.m. | 102 Wurster Hall
Dolores Huerta is among the most important, yet least known, activists in American history. With intimate and unprecedented access to this intensely private mother to eleven, the film reveals the raw, personal stakes involved in committing ones life to social change. 95 minutes. English and Spanish with English subtitles.
Presentation | February 7 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Restaurant Valparaiso
1403 Solano Ave , Albany, CA 94706
Danielle Jorgens, Director, Electron Microscope Laboratory; Restaurant Valparaiso
A revolution is occurring in biology due to new technologies in the world of electron microscopy. In addition to the monumental advances in the Cryo-EM, which garnered the Nobel Prize last year, a new wave of 3-dimensional imaging is taking over the rest of the electron microscopy field. With these advanced 3D electron microscopes, cells and tissues are being visualized at new depths and... More >
Performing Arts - Music | February 7 | 8-10 p.m. | Zellerbach Hall
Credited with carrying on the legacy of artists like Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday, Cécile McLorin Salvants repertoire includes jazz standards, folk songs, and blues tunes, plus her own compositions.
Exhibits and Ongoing Events
Exhibit - Multimedia | October 25, 2017 – February 25, 2018 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
De Jesus's memorial portraits honor artists, writers, and diverse cultural figures, testifying to the fact that each life is valuable and worthy of recognition.
Exhibit - Multimedia | October 25, 2017 – April 22, 2018 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
This presentation showcases exquisite examples of Buddhist art from the Himalayan region.
Exhibit - Painting | November 22, 2017 – July 15, 2018 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Moletsanes vibrant, large-scale portraits for the Art Wall draw on both traditional African visual culture and Afrofuturism.
Exhibit - Artifacts | October 16, 2017 – June 3, 2018 every day | Bancroft Library, Rowell Cases, 2nd floor corridor between The Bancroft Library and Doe Library
Let there be laughter! This exhibition features Cal students
cartoons, jokes, and satire throughout the years selected
from their humor magazines and other publications.
Exhibit - Multimedia | January 22 – May 15, 2018 every day | 210 Wurster Hall
See the homes of the STARS!! Or more precisely, designs for the homes and gardens of film stars, directors, screen writers, and designers curated by head archivist at the Environmental Design Archives, Waverly Lowell.
Exhibit - Multimedia | January 29 – February 9, 2018 every day | 121 Wurster Hall
ON VIEW: JAN 29-FEB 9, MON-FRI 10am-5pm. The 2017 Branner & Stump Fellows Exhibition surveys the experiences and findings of recent fellowship recipients after their international travels. Free and open to the public!
Exhibit - Multimedia | January 17 – May 6, 2018 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Way Bay is a sweeping exploration of the creative energies that have emerged from the San Francisco Bay Area over the past two hundred years. The exhibition features nearly two hundred works of art, film, performance, poetry, and archival materials by Bay Area artists and others whose work engages with the regions geographic, social, and cultural landscape.
The exhibition takes a nonlinear... More >
Exhibit - Multimedia | January 31 – April 22, 2018 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Theresa Hak Kyung Cha: Avant Dictee offers viewers an opportunity to experience the work of this prolific artist in a new way, through her best-known work, the artists book Dictee. Placing the book as a point of entry into her wider creative production, the exhibition explores resonances between Dictees ten thematic sections (nine of them named for the Greek muses) and artworks drawn from the... More >
Exhibit - Artifacts | January 23 – June 29, 2018 every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)
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 >
The Worlds of Arthur Szyk | The Taube Family Arthur Szyk Collection: Auditorium installation of enlarged reproductions of select collection items
Exhibit - Multimedia | January 23 – June 29, 2018 every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)
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 the Taube Family Arthur Szyk Collection.
Born into a middle-class Polish... More >
Exhibit - Artifacts | October 13, 2017 – May 30, 2019 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | Bancroft Library, Rowell Cases, near Heyns Reading Room, 2nd floor corridor between The Bancroft Library and Doe
Let there be laughter! This exhibition features Cal students cartoons, jokes, and satire from throughout the years, selected from their humor magazines and other publications.
Exhibit - Artifacts | October 13, 2017 – February 28, 2018 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Bancroft Library, The Bancroft Library Gallery
¡Viva la Fiesta! explores the cycle of traditional religious and
patriotic celebrations that have for centuries marked the
Mexican calendar. The exhibition draws on unique historical
representations of the fiestas and examines their relationship
to communal identities, national politics, religious practices,
and indigenous customs. These original materials, which are
preserved in the... More >
High Holy Days at the Luna Park: Show-card Posters from the Firschein Press (Brooklyn, NY, 1920-1974)
Exhibit - Artifacts | January 23 – June 29, 2018 every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)
This exhibition presents a selection from the over one hundred show-card posters printed by the Firschein Press, a small business operated by East European Jewish immigrants, that served local Jewish and non-Jewish communities in Brooklyn for the better half of the 20th century. Oscar Firschein brought the posters to California once the Press ceased its activities. He and his wife, Theda,... More >
Exhibit - Artifacts | January 23 – June 29, 2018 every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)
A selection from the over fifty manuscripts collected by The Magnes in Cairo, Egypt, during an expedition led by the museums founder, Seymour Fromer, in 1971. At the time, the aim of The Magnes was to salvage unique documents during a period of great turmoil in the Middle East.
The manuscripts are accompanied by a variety of ritual objects, original ketubbot (marriage contracts), and by... More >