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Monday, April 2, 2018

Adolescent Health and Emerging Adulthood Research Symposium

Conference/Symposium | April 2 | 9 a.m.-1 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room

 Public Health, School of

Sponsored by the UC Berkeley Center of Excellence in Maternal Child Health and the UCSF Leadership Education Adolescent Health Training Project, the 2018 Adolescent Health and Emerging Adulthood Research Symposium will present the latest research from an interdisciplinary group of Bay Area Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health researchers and practitioners.

  Registration opens February 28. Register online by April 1.

​Graduate Students Seminar

Seminar | April 2 | 12-1 p.m. | 489 Minor Hall

 Angie Godinez, Levi Lab; Ally Boehm, Roorda Lab

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Direct observation (and prediction) of cell line instability driven by heterogeneities that arise within clonal populations

Seminar | April 2 | 12-1 p.m. | 321 Stanley Hall

 Troy Lionberger, Senior Manager of Technology Development, Berkeley Lights

 QB3 - California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences

Stable cell lines are critical to the production of all antibody therapies used to treat human disease. Instability in cell lines (e.g., the gradually reduced secretion of a genetically-encoded antibody) has been attributed to genomic instability (i.e., the heavy and light chain of the antibody is gradually lost through genetic recombination, silencing, etc.). Currently, cell line instability can...   More >

Prithvi Datta Chandra Shobhi | Are Lingayats Hindus?

Lecture | April 2 | 12-2 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Prithvi Datta Chandra Shobhi, Professor of History at the Karnataka State Open University, Mysore

 Vasudha Paramasivan, Assistant Professor of Hindi Literature, Department of South and Southeast Asian Studies, UC Berkeley

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies

A talk by Prithvi Datta Chandra Shobhi, a social historian, who taught humanities and South Asian cultures at San Francisco State University.

Combinatorics Seminar: Probabilyzing parking functions

Seminar | April 2 | 12-1 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Persi Diaconis, Stanford University

 Department of Mathematics

Parking functions are basic objects of combinatorics. In joint work with Angela Hicks, we ask 'What does a typical parking function look like? What's the chance that $\pi (i)=j$? How about the number of ones or the area $\pi (1)+ ...+\pi (n)$?' These questions lead to new probability (Airey processes) and new results about parking functions. I will try to explain both the combinatorics and the...   More >

Rhythms for Cognition: Communication through Coherence

Seminar | April 2 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 560 Evans Hall

 Pascal Fries, Ernst Strüngmann Institute (ESI) for Neuroscience

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Free viewing of natural images induces gamma-band oscillations in early visual cortex. If the gamma rhythm in a lower visual area entrains a gamma rhythm in a higher visual area, this might establish an effective communication protocol: The lower area sends a representation of the visual stimulus rhythmically, and the higher area is most excitable precisely when this representation arrives. At...   More >

Neurodevelopmental Mechanisms linking Early Adversity with Adolescent Psychopathology

Colloquium | April 2 | 12:10-1:10 p.m. | 3105 Tolman Hall

 Kate McLaughlin, Department of Psychology, University of Washington

 Institute of Human Development

Children who have experienced environmental adversity—such as abuse, neglect, or poverty—are at markedly elevated risk for developing psychopathology. What is less clear is how and why adverse early experiences exert such a profound influence on mental health. Identifying developmental processes that are disrupted by adverse early environments is the key to developing better intervention...   More >

PMB Student and Postdoc Seminar

Seminar | April 2 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 338 Koshland Hall

 Rocio Sanchez, PMB; Melis Akman, Postdoc, PMB; Bailey Bonet, Grad student, PMB

 Plant and Microbial Biology Student Group

Come join us to hear research going on in PMB from graduate students and post docs. There will be snacks and coffee/tea. Please bring a mug. Hosted by the Plant and Microbial Biology Student Group (PMBG).

Also this week, please come celebrate our PMB Outstanding GSIs, Johan Jaenisch and Sophia Ewens, at 12:30 sharp!

This event is sponsored by the UCB Graduate Assembly. Event is ADA...   More >

Microprocessors for the Mega-Core Data Center and Giga-Scale Biodegradable Future

Seminar | April 2 | 1-2 p.m. | Soda Hall, 430-438 Wozniak Lounge

 David Wentzlaff, Assistant Professor, Princeton University

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

In this work, we rethink processor design and demonstrate that general purpose microprocessors must be architected differently in order to exploit the novel economic models of IaaS clouds and the scale of the modern data center.

EHS 201 Biosafety in Laboratories

Course | April 2 | 1:30-3:30 p.m. | 177 Stanley Hall

 Office of Environment, Health & Safety

This training is required for anyone who is listed on a Biological Use Authorization (BUA) application form that is reviewed by the Committee for Laboratory and Environmental Biosafety (CLEB). A BUA is required for anyone working with recombinant DNA molecules, human clinical specimens or agents that may infect humans, plants or animals. This safety training will discuss the biosafety risk...   More >

Probabilistic operator Algebra Seminar: Boolean extremes and Dagum distributions

Seminar | April 2 | 2-3:50 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

 Jorge Garza Vargas, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Ben Arous and Voiculescu started the study of non-commutative extreme values in 2006, proving that in the free setting the limiting distributions (max-stable laws) are generalized Pareto distributions. In this talk I will present my joint work with Voiculescu on the study of Boolean extreme values. I will show that the Boolean max-convolution is in a sense isomorphic to the classical...   More >

Differential Geometry Seminar: Compactness for Kahler-Einstein manifolds of negative constant scalar curvature

Seminar | April 2 | 2:10-3 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Jian Song, Rutgers University

 Department of Mathematics

We discuss general compactness results for Kahler-Einstein manifolds with negative first Chern class and geometric Kahler-Einstein metrics on smoothable log canonical models.

Northern California Symplectic Geometry Seminar: On symplectic stabilisations and mapping classes

Seminar | April 2 | 2:30-3:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Ailsa Keating, Cambridge

 Department of Mathematics

In real dimension two, the symplectic mapping class group of a surface agrees with its ``classical'’ mapping class group, whose properties are well-understood. To what extent do these generalise to higher-dimensions? We consider specific pairs of symplectic manifolds $(S, M)$, where $S$ is a surface, together with collections of Lagrangian spheres in $S$ and in $M$, say $v_1, ...,v_k$ and...   More >

Arithmetic Geometry and Number Theory RTG Seminar: Extending the Langlands program to covering groups.

Seminar | April 2 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Martin Weissman, UCSC

 Department of Mathematics

Title (re-talk): An introduction to metaplectic groups

Abstract (re-talk): In his 1964 Acta paper, André Weil introduced metaplectic groups. For Weil, these were groups generated by certain unitary operators on a space of $L^2$ functions. His paper brought together harmonic analysis and number theory, yielding new results on quadratic forms and a proof of quadratic reciprocity. Within...   More >

Agostino Capponi - Columbia University

Seminar | April 2 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 3108 Etcheverry Hall

 Agostino Capponi, Columbia University

 Industrial Engineering & Operations Research

Agostino Capponi joined Columbia University's IEOR Department in August 2014, where he is also a member of the Institute for Data Science and Engineering.

His main research interests are in the area of networks, with a special focus on systemic risk, contagion, and control. In the context of financial networks, the outcome of his research contributes to a better understanding of risk...   More >

Hacker Calculus: Teaching Math with 3D Prints

Colloquium | April 2 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 2515 Tolman Hall

 Joan Horvath, Nonscriptum LLC; Rich Cameron, Nonscriptum LLC

 Graduate School of Education

We are developing 3D printed models to teach key calculus concepts hands-on, with minimal algebra. Our first inspiration was Isaac Newton’s illustrations in his (geometry-only) Principia Mathematica. What if Newton had been able to access a 3D printer? Over time math and physics teaching became heavily weighted toward algebra, and less toward geometrical problem-solving. Many practicing...   More >

Droplet Microfluidics: Biology One Picoliter at a Time

Colloquium | April 2 | 4-5 p.m. | 1 LeConte Hall

 David Weitz, Harvard University

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, Department of Physics

Northern California Symplectic Geometry Seminar: Algebraic structures in Floer theory, reconsidered

Seminar | April 2 | 4-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Janko Latschev, Hamburg

 Department of Mathematics

I will try to argue that cooperads provide a useful way to organize the construction of various algebraic structures in Floer theories.

The Pasts and Futures of Queer Marxism

Lecture | April 2 | 4-6 p.m. | 300 Wheeler Hall

 Petrus Liu, Associate Professor of Chinese and Comparative Literature, and Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies, Boston University

 Department of English, Department of Comparative Literature, Department of East Asian Languages & Cultures

As the neoliberal crisis has brought about new conditions of vulnerability, precarity, and disposability, there is a resurgence of critical interest in the meeting points between queer theory and Marxism, two intellectual traditions that have previously been characterized as analytically distinct, historically successive, and even politically incompatible. While intellectual projects aimed at...   More >

Political Economy Seminar

Seminar | April 2 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Evans Hall, Evans Hall 648

 Francesco Trebbi, UBC

 Department of Economics

The Political Economy Seminar focuses on formal and quantitative work in the political economy field, including formal political theory.

Imagining the City: Magnesia and Brasilia

Lecture | April 2 | 4-6 p.m. | 308A Doe Library

 Gábor Betegh, University of Cambridge

 Department of Classics

STROBE Seminar Series: Solving protein structure with laser-controlled electron beams

Seminar | April 2 | 4-5 p.m. | 433 Latimer Hall

 Osip Schwartz

 College of Chemistry

Transmission electron microscopy of frozen-hydrated specimens (cryo-EM) enabled atomic-resolution reconstruction of biological macromolecules. However, thin soft matter specimens are almost transparent to the electron beam and are extremely sensitive to radiation damage. This hinders the reconstruction of protein complexes that are either too small or too structurally heterogeneous to be readily...   More >

A talk by Timothy Harrison

Lecture | April 2 | 5-7 p.m. | 306 Wheeler Hall

 Timothy Harrison, Assistant Professor, University of Chicago, Department of English Language and Literature

 Department of English, Medieval and Early Modern Coloquium

DH Faire Reception and Poster Session

Special Event | April 2 | 5-7 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Library

 Digital Humanities at Berkeley

Help us kick off the 2018 DH Faire by enjoying refreshments with colleagues and browsing posters on recent DH work in Berkeley's Morrison Library. http://dh.berkeley.edu/dh-faire-2018

Vinyl Soul: Music, Noise, and Silence in a Time of Mass Murder

Colloquium | April 2 | 5:10 p.m. | 125 Morrison Hall | Canceled

 Department of Music

In the early morning hours of October 1, 1965, a group of low-ranking military officers kidnapped and killed six generals who were allegedly plotting a coup against then-president Sukarno. The army, under major general Suharto, responded by blaming the murder of the generals on the PKI (Partai Komunis Indonesia), which was at the time the third largest Communist party in the world. In the ensuing...   More >

Toward Real Sanctuary Cities: A Conversation With: Corrina Gould, Gerald Lenoir, Bilal Mafundi Ali and Maria Zamudio, facilitated by Leslie Dreyer

Workshop | April 2 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. |  The Eric Quezada Center for Culture & Politics

 518 Valencia, San Francisco, CA

 American Cultures

The same colonizing ideologies used to force indigenous folks from their land, institutionalize slavery and impede many POCs from accessing economic stability are still in effect today as speculators capitalize on racialized displacement and commodification of our homes in these so-called ‘sanctuary cities’. Bay Area politicians are catering to tech wealth and luxury development, while...   More >

Swahili Weekly Social Hour

Social Event | January 22 – April 30, 2018 every Monday with exceptions | 5:30-6:30 p.m. |  Jupiter

 2181 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley

 Center for African Studies

Speak Swahili with your fellow Swahili students and enthusiasts over a drink at Jupiter (check for location updates). This is an informal gathering to connect with other Swahili speakers on campus and in Berkeley. Each person will support their own beverage purchases (water, soda, coffee, tea, beer, etc.), but we will provide the good company! And of course, Swahili speaking only! All skill and...   More >

UROC DeCal – Demystifying the Research Process: Decolonizing Methods in Academic Research (Hosted by UROC: Undergraduate Researchers of Color)

Course | January 29 – April 30, 2018 every Monday with exceptions | 6-8 p.m. | 174 Barrows Hall

 Istifaa Ahmed, UROOC

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Ethnic Studies 98/198
Class Time: Mondays, 6pm-8pm, 1/22/18 - 4/30/18
Course Control Number (CCN): 24251

Units: 1-3 units

Student Instructor: Istifaa Ahmed

Welcome to our student-led organization and DeCal, Underrepresented Researchers of Color (UROC) – Demystifying the Research Process: Decolonizing Methods in Academic Research! We seek to build a community of researchers of color...   More >

Public Radio in the Digital Age

Lecture | April 2 | 6-7:30 p.m. | 125 Morrison Hall

 John Boland, KQED

 The Berkeley Forum

As journalism becomes increasingly digital, KQED has engaged in a reinvention of public media to serve the rapidly changing needs of the American public. At KQED, John Boland has led a strategic transformation from a traditional public broadcasting service to a twenty-first century public media organization that combines mobile, social and online media with robust digital radio and television...   More >


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Critical Discussions in Food Systems Presents: Dolores

Film - Documentary | April 2 | 6-8 p.m. | Morgan Hall, Morgan Lounge

 Berkeley Food Institute

Join Critical Discussions in Food Systems in a screening of "Dolores", a documentary uncovering the journey of the lesser known but just as important labor and and racial justice activist Dolores Huerta.

*DINNER PROVIDED* ~ More details TBA!!

ARCH Lecture: Carme Pinós

Lecture | April 2 | 6:30-8 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (2155 Center St)

 College of Environmental Design

MON, APR 2, 6:30pm. Please join us for a Berkeley Architecture / Arts + Design joint lecture with the 2018 Berkeley-Rupp Professor about her award-winning work. Located at the BAMPFA Osher Theater. Doors open at 6pm. Free and open to the public!

Carme Pinós, recent works

Lecture | April 2 | 6:30-8 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Carme Pinos, Principal of Estudio Carme Pinos

 Arts + Design

For over 20 years, the studio founded and led by Carme Pinós has undertaken outstanding national and international projects, working on creations within very diverse contexts, frameworks, programs and scales in countries such as Mexico, Austria and France. Currently, it is one of Spain’s most prolific award-winning architecture firms.

Estudio Carme Pinós works on a wide range of typologies -...   More >

Exhibits and Ongoing Events

Fiat Yuks: Cal Student Humor, Then and Now

Exhibit - Artifacts | October 16, 2017 – June 3, 2018 every day | Bancroft Library, Rowell Cases, 2nd floor corridor between The Bancroft Library and Doe Library

 Bancroft 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.

Environmental Design Archives Exhibition: Hollywood and Vine

Exhibit - Multimedia | January 22 – May 15, 2018 every day | 210 Wurster Hall

 Environmental Design, College of

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.

“We’re Here, We’re Queer, We’re in the Public Record!”: The LGBTQ Movement and Life as Seen Through Government Information

Exhibit - Artifacts | March 15 – August 31, 2018 every day | Doe Library, Brown Gallery


This exhibit showcases selected documents pertaining to LGBTQ history and highlights aspects of LGBTQ life that have been impacted by actions of federal, state, and local governments.

Fiat Yuks: Cal Student Humor, Then and Now

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

 Bancroft Library

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.

ARCH Exhibition: Carme Pinós, 2018 Berkeley-Rupp Professor

Exhibit - Multimedia | February 22 – April 20, 2018 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday with exceptions | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | 108 Wurster Hall

 Environmental Design, College of

ON VIEW: FEB 22-APR 20, MON-FRI 10am-5pm. Recent designs of the internationally recognized 2018 Berkeley-Rupp Architecture Professor will be featured, ranging from cultural centers to educational institutions to urban landscapes. Open to the public!