Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Seminar | April 10 | Barrows Hall, Radio Broadcast, ON AIR ONLY, 90.7 FM
Jimena Diaz, PhD Student, Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management; Mattina Alonge, PhD Student, Department of Integrative Biology
Tune in to The Graduates next Tuesday for a rocking interview with Jimena Diaz from the Department of Environmental Science Policy and Management at UC Berkeley. Jimena is an interdisciplinary scientist who combines insights from political ecology and ecology to better understand the complexities of society-nature interactions. In the interview, Jimena tells us all about the ways in which small... More >
Workshop | April 10 | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden
In this workshop you will have the opportunity to enhance your senses through looking and listening. Listen to a line of music, draw the bending gesture of a tree. We will walk in the garden to explore color and focused listening in the soundscape of the garden.
$100, $90 members
Meeting | October 31, 2017 – May 15, 2018 every Tuesday with exceptions | 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Berkeley Youth Alternatives (BYA)
Have fun and meet other families in West and South Berkeley.
For Children ages 05 and their caregivers.
Free, drop-in, snacks, circle time, arts and crafts and science activities.
Seminar | April 10 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall
A paradox of modern biology is that while metabolism is known to influence epigenetic signals (including, but not limited to histone acetylation), the specific proteins that sense these metabolic cues remain uncharacterized. Here we describe the utility of chemical methods to discover novel epigenetic mechanisms and characterize their metabolic regulation. Our initial studies have led to the... More >
Lecture | April 10 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall
Stephan Keukeleire, University of Leuven, Belgium
Building on Chakrabartys Provincializing Europe (2000) and Fisher Onar and Nicolaïdis Decentring Agenda (2013), Stephan Keukeleire presents an analytical framework to operationalize the decentring agenda and support scholars in analysing European foreign policy in an increasingly non-European and post-Western World. The framework consists of six partially overlapping decentring categories... More >
A Farewell to Arms: Broken Hopes and Total Departure from the Homeland, in The Heroic Battle of Aintab
Lecture | April 10 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 270 Stephens Hall
Umit Kurt earned his PhD in history at the Strassler Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, Clark University in 2016. He is Polonsky Fellow in the Van Leer Institute in Jerusalem. Dr. Kurt is engaged in his work with examining transfer of Armenian wealth, transformation of space, elite-making process, ordinary perpetrators, collective violence, microhistories, inter-ethnic conflicts, Armenian... More >
Seminar | April 10 | 12-1 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, Academic Innovation Studio, 117 Dwinelle Hall (Level D)
C. Judson King, Former director of the Center for Studies in Higher Education (2004 - 2014) and Provost and Senior Vice President - Academic Affairs of the University of California system (1995-2004)., University of California
The physical sciences at Berkeley were built to the highest stature in the first half of the twentieth century through an ad-hoc process driven by several key intellectual leaders among the faculty. Some of the most important factors were the strong institutional interests of these
faculty leaders, enablement by the administration, the establishment of the Board of Research, chartering of formal... More >
Meeting | February 20, 2018 – January 5, 2021 every Tuesday | 12:15-1 p.m. | 3110 Tang Center, University Health Services
The Mindfulness Meditation Group meets every Tuesday at 12:15-1:00 pm at 3110 Tang Center on campus. All campus-affiliated people are welcome to join us on a drop-in basis, no registration or meditation experience necessary. We start with a short reading on meditation practice, followed by 30 minutes of silent sitting, and end with a brief discussion period.
Lecture | April 10 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall
Ashley Miller, Visiting Scholar, Center for Middle Eastern Studies
In July of 2011, King Mohammed VI of Morocco (r.1999-present) endorsed a constitutional referendum that acknowledged his countrys plural identities and histories in an unprecedented way, describing a Moroccan national identity forged through the convergence of its Arab-Islamic, Amazigh, and Saharan-Hassanic components, nourished and enriched by its African, Andalusian, Hebraic, and... More >
Colloquium | April 10 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall
What explains the wide variation in the tenure of cabinet ministers in authoritarian regimes? While existing research has focused on differences in the tenure of ministers in democracies and dictatorships, I examine the influence of regime type on minister tenure in authoritarian regimes. I argue that authoritarian regime type determines both the level of dismissal risk that ministers face as... More >
Seminar | April 10 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall
Seminar | April 10 | 12:40-2 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall
Ian Agol, UC Berkeley
We'll discuss Kronheimer-Mrowka's twisted instanton invariant of webs and foam cobordisms. The rank of this invariant for planar webs gives the number of Tait colorings, but the torsion can contain more information (in particular, admits a spectral sequence to their previous untwisted invariant).
Colloquium | April 10 | 12:40-2 p.m. | 104 Genetics & Plant Biology Building
Joanne Spetz, PhD, Professor, UCSF School of Medicine, Institute for Health Policy Studies
Medical marijuana laws have been enacted in more than half of U.S. states, and studies have found that they increase the use of illicit marijuana among adults but reduce traffic fatality rates, suggesting there may be both positive and negative consequences. Using repeated-cross section data from the restricted-use version of the National Survey of Drug Use and Health, we delve more deeply into... More >
Panel Discussion | April 10 | 12:45-2 p.m. | 170 Boalt Hall, School of Law
Berkeley Law Committee Against Torture, Human Rights Center
Torture involves a fundamental act of "othering" in order for it to be possible. Who do we torture and why do we torture them? How has torture been mobilized by "benign" states and who do we conceptualize as the architects of torture beyond those in the room with the detainee? What are the ramifications of this legacy for the disparate impact torture has on people of color today?
Joined by... More >
Special Event | April 3 – 12, 2018 every Tuesday & Thursday | 1-4 p.m. | Online
Joy Bhattacharya, PE, PTOE, Principal, Stantec
Aleksandar Stevanovic, PhD, Assistant Professor, Florida Atlantic University
This new online course offers summary of fundamental principles, operational requirements and expected benefits of some of the frequently deployed Adaptive Traffic Control Systems. The first session presents differences between adaptive and responsive traffic controls and introduces briefly three ATCS deployed in California (ACS Lite, QuicTrac, and SCOOT). The second session addresses InSync, a... More >
$145.00 CA Public Agency, $290.00 Standard Fee
Course | January 16 – May 3, 2018 every Tuesday & Thursday | 2-3:30 p.m. | 102 Wurster Hall
In this spring 2018 class, we shall take up the nature of public speech from Socrates' public dissent to social media messaging today. The course reading will combine classic philosophical statements about the value of free, subversive and offensive speech; histories of the emergence of public spheres; and sociologies of technologically-mediated speech today.
Seminar 211, Economic History: The Captured Economy: How the Powerful Enrich Themselves, Slow Down Growth, and Increase Inequality
Seminar | April 10 | 2-3:30 p.m. | Blum Hall, Plaza Level
*Note change in time and location. Joint with Political Economy Seminar
Seminar | April 10 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall
Cognitive Neuroscience Colloquium: Computational dysfunctions in anxiety: Failure to differentiate signal from noise
Colloquium | April 10 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall
Martin Paulus, Scientific Director and President, Laureate Institute for Brain Research
Special Event | April 10 | 3:30-5 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium
Tracy L. Johnson, Ph.D., Department of Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology, UCLA
Paul Barber, Ph.D., Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, UCLA
Tyrone B. Hayes, Ph.D., Department of Integrative Biology, UCB
A lecture and panel discussion (3:30-5:00 pm) followed by a reception (after 5 pm).
The greatest population growth in the US is happening in precisely the populations that remain profoundly underrepresented in the sciences. It is clear that the long-term vitality of the scientific enterprise in the US is dependent on preparing a broader population of young people to be the scientific leaders... More >
Seminar | April 10 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall
James Rowan, UC Berkeley
The Falconer distance problem asks what the smallest Hausdorff dimension of a compact set E in $R^d$ can be such that its distance set D(E) has positive Lebesgue measure. It is conjectured that if dim E is greater than d/2, then dim D(E) is at least 1. We will discuss the relationship between this problem and spherical averages of Fourier transforms of measures and present a result of Wolff that... More >
Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: Random monomial ideals and their homological properties
Seminar | April 10 | 3:45-5 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall
Lily Silverstein, UC Davis
Randomness is an important tool in algebra, especially from an algorithmic perspective. I will discuss our recent work looking at the random behavior of monomial ideals. We describe several random models, inspired by earlier models for random graphs and random simplicial complexes, and give results on properties such as Hilbert function and Krull dimension. We also prove "threshold behavior" in... More >
Lecture | April 10 | 4-5 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall
Alexander Graser, University of Regensburg.
Poverty has become an issue in Germany. Whereas the phenomenon has been present for quite a while, public attention has grown only recently. The talk will review and contextualize poverty-related legislation since the early nineties, highlight trends, identify seeming paradoxies, and discuss potential explanations: Among the candidates are exogenous ones like the fashions of policy diffusion or... More >
Colloquium | April 10 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 2538 Channing (Inst. for the Study of Societal Issues), Wildavsky Conference Room
Dr. Maurice Cottier, Visiting Fellow, History Department, Harvard University
Milton Friedman was not only a leading neoliberal economist in the second half of the 20th century but, due to his popular books and appearances on TV, also a well-known public intellectual. Focusing on the reactions by viewers and readers of his book Capitalism and Freedom (1962) and book and TV series Free to Choose (1980), Maurice Cottiers paper discusses how the broader public received... More >
Seminar | April 10 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall
Schrodinger's equation has been known for more than 90 years, yet many pressing questions in electronic structure theory remain unanswered. Quantum Chemistry is a successful field: the weak correlation problem has been solved; we can get "the right answer for the right reason" at reasonably low polynomial computational cost instead of the combinatorial expense of brute force approaches. Despite... More >
Seminar | April 10 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall
Jason Abaluck, Yale School of Management
Joint with Industrial Organization Seminar. Please note change in time due to joint event.
The Security of the Korean Peninsula after the Olympics: Perspectives on South Korea, North Korea, China Trilateral Relations
Panel Discussion | April 10 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library
Soojin Park, Wilson Center; Yun Sun, Stimson Center; Mark Tokola, Korea Economic Institute of America
T.J. Pempel, Political Science, UC Berkeley
The 2018 Winter Olympics presented an opportunity for reduced tensions on the Korean Peninsula, but can it help lead to a better outcome for the North Korea nuclear crisis or is it just a one-off event? At this time of heightened uncertainty in Northeast Asia, please join us for a panel co-sponsored by the Korea Economic Institute of America to discuss the increasingly complex relations among... More >
Seminar | April 10 | 4-5 p.m. | 220 Jacobs Hall
Melissa Cefkin, a design anthropologist who works as principal scientist for Nissan Research, will speak at Jacobs Hall.
Seminar 221, Industrial Organization: "What Do Consumers Consider Before They Choose?" (Joint with 218)
Seminar | April 10 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall
Jason Abaluck, Yale School of Management
Joint with Psychology and Economics Seminar. Please note change in location due to joint event.
FinTech For Good Panel: Digital Financial Inclusion, the business opportunity of serving the underserved in a digital world
Panel Discussion | April 10 | 5-8 p.m. | Haas School of Business
FinTech is disrupting the financial services industry, delivering improved customer experience, faster transactions, and cheaper products to a wider audience. With the application of AI, Big Data, mobile, blockchain, and other technologies; unbanked and underserved customers who previously could not be served profitably can now be valuable new customers in a big emerging market that only in the... More >
How to Sing with Syriac Christians (and Why): Kinship, Politics, Liturgy, and Sound in the Dutch-Syriac Diaspora
Colloquium | April 10 | 5-7 p.m. | 3401 Dwinelle Hall
Sarah Bakker Kellogg, Hunt Postdoctoral Fellow and Visiting Scholar at the Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion
To the extent that Middle Eastern Christians register in Euro-American public discourse at all, they are usually invoked either to justify military intervention in the Middle East for the sake of their religious freedom, or they are cited as potential exemptions to policies intended to restrict asylum-seekers from Muslim-majority countries. This binary frame rests on a wide-spread assumption... More >
Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: Liaison among curves in $ \mathbf P^3 $
Seminar | April 10 | 5-6 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall
Ritvik Ramkumar, UC Berkeley
In this talk we will study the equivalence relation generated by linked curves in $ \mathbf P^3 $. In particular we will define the Rao module and show that (up to shifts and duals) it determines the equivalence class. Time permitting we will study curves that are cut out by three surfaces.
Sarah Baker (Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion): How to Sing with Syriac Christians (and Why): Kinship, Politics, Liturgy, and Sound in the Dutch-Syriac Diaspora
Colloquium | April 10 | 5 p.m. | 3401 Dwinelle Hall
Sarah Baker (Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion)
"How to Sing with Syriac Christians (and Why): Kinship, Politics, Liturgy, and Sound in the Dutch-Syriac Diaspora"
The Persistent Geography of the indio bárbaro: Racial Representation, Racism, and the Mexican Migrant: María Josefina Saldaña-Portillo
Lecture | April 10 | 5:30-8 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Multicultural Community Center
The Persistent Geography of the indio bárbaro: Racial Representation, Racism, and the Mexican Migrant
MARÍA JOSEFINA SALDAÑA-PORTILLO
Visiting Professor, English, UC Berkeley
Professor of Social & Cultural Analysis, New York University
Introduction by Prof. Susan Schweik, Department of English
Reading - Literary | April 10 | 6:30-7:30 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, Maude Fife Room, 315 Wheeler Hall
Poetry Reading by Pura Lopez Colome with American translator and poet Dan Bellm.
Sport - Intercollegiate - Baseball/Softball | April 10 | 7:05 p.m. | Evans Field
Cal Baseball hosts San Francisco at Evans Diamond.
Special Event | April 10 | 7:15-10:30 p.m. | AT&T Park
, San Francisco, CA
The Giants are proud to invite all students, alumni, and fans of UC Berkeley to the fourth annual University of California, Berkeley Night at AT&T Park! Your special event ticket includes a game ticket, as well as a limited-edition Cal-Giants beanie!
Tickets go on sale February 13. Buy tickets online
Panel Discussion | April 10 | 7:30-9 p.m. | 109 Dwinelle Hall
Sangeeta Tripathi, HEAL Initiative
Change Without a Footprint: A Student's Role in Global Health is a facilitated discussion on the implications of undergraduates working in global health led by the Director of Operations and Strategy at the HEAL Initiative, Sangeeta Tripathi. All students are welcome!
Sangeeta brings more than a decade of work in global health to the conversation. She has worked on the rapid acceleration of... More >
Performing Arts - Dance | April 10 | 8-10 p.m. | Zellerbach Hall
Under the direction of Robert Battle, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater continues to nurture a new generation of choreographers steeped in the African-American experience. With repertoire that looks back to seminal works like Aileys own Revelations, and new material that engages with vital social movements, the company creates dances with the power to transform.
This performance is part of... More >
$36-135 prices subject to change
Exhibits and Ongoing Events
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 - 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 >
Were Here, Were Queer, Were 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.
Deep Dive or The Limits of Immersion: An Exhibition of Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality Artworks
Exhibit - Multimedia | April 5 – 26, 2018 every day | Kroeber Hall, Room 116, Worth Ryder Gallery
Deep Dive or The Limits of Immersion explores the possibilities and challenges of Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality (AR/VR) to shape, integrate, and confuse aspects of reality.
The eight artists included in the exhibition have created guided meditations that take the viewer through various computer generated landscapes. The liminal spaces in AR/VR present poetic imaginaries of ecology,... 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.
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!
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 >