Wednesday, April 11, 2018
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Special Event | April 11 – 12, 2018 every day | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. | Fairfield Inn, Woodland
2100 Freeway Drive, Woodland, CA 95776
Gian-Claudia Sciara, PhD, AICP, Professional Researcher, UC Davis Institute of Transportation Studies; Andre Boutros, PE, Former Executive Director, California Transportation Commission
Technology Transfer Program
Funding state and local transportation projects in California is a complex process involving multiple inter-related federal, state, regional, and local planning and operating agencies as well as an alphabet soup of documents and funding programs. Changing requirements and shifting political priorities can further complicate the process. Without a map and a strategy for developing fundable... More >
$395.00 CA Public Agency, $790.00 Standard Fee
Special Event | April 11 | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. | Richmond Field Station, Bldg. 445
Gordon Wang, PE, Associate Safety Engineer, Cal/OSHA
Traffic Control for Safe Work Zones is designed to keep the workers and public safe during road construction and maintenance, utility work, landscaping and railway maintenance work along roadways in California. This training course is compliant with the California Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (CAMUTCD), Cal-OSHA Sections 1598 & 1599, and California Vehicle Code Section 21400; it also... More >
$150.00 Standard Fee
Lecture | April 11 | 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden
Spend the morning turning your garden dreams into a reality! Join horticulturist for the Garden's Australasian and California collections, Clare Al-Witri, for a perennial garden design workshop. Come with a garden design project in mind and receive advice on steps you can take to create the garden you desire.
$20 / $15 UCBG Member
Seminar | April 11 | 12-1 p.m. | UC Center Sacramento, Room LL3
1130 K Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
Timothy Bowles, Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management at UC Berkeley
Soil health is a metaphor that captures an essential parallel between soils and our own health: soils that are poorly-cared for will have shorter lifespans and require increasing levels of intervention to deliver the functions we require. Many agricultural practices common in California and worldwide degrade soil health rather than maintain or improve it, threatening long-term agricultural... More >
Seminar | April 11 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall
Cameron Currie, University of Wisconsin - Madison
Our research focuses on the ecology and evolution of symbiotic associations between animals and microbes. We utilize a cross-disciplinary approach incorporating ecological, evolutionary, behavioral, genetic, and microbiological approaches and employ molecular ecology and phylogenetic techniques to examine how microbes shape the biology of higher organisms.
Building Segregation: The Role of Housing Characteristics in Racial Segregation between Neighborhoods.: Ann Owens, Department of Sociology, USC
Colloquium | April 11 | 12-1 p.m. | 2232 Piedmont, Seminar Room
Ann Owens, Professor, Department of Sociology, USC
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 | April 11 | 12-1 p.m. | 254 Barrows Hall
Gil Breger, PhD Candidate (Cuneiform Studies), Department of Near Eastern Studies, UCB
Astronomers in Mesopotamia used a group of stars, called ziqpu, in order to indicate and measure time at night. How exactly this was accomplished is unknown. Were they directly observed in the night sky as part of this time-telling practice, or did they belong to some kind of theoretical scheme that allowed astronomers to describe time? The talk will explore the evidence for both these... More >
Seminar | April 11 | 12-1 p.m. | 310 Sutardja Dai Hall
Erik K. Henricson, Associate Director for Clinical Research, UC Davis
Erik K. Henricsons work is focused on development of assessments for clinical trials, conduct of bench-to-bedside translational research, epidemiologic natural history studies of neuromuscular disease, and assessment of community mobility.
Seminar | April 11 | 12-1 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall
Stanley Qi, Stanford University
Synthetic manipulation of the genome is key to understanding the genetic makeup of living organisms, and holds great promise for curing diseases. Despite significant advances of CRISPR technology development to editing the genome sequence or regulating gene expression, genome engineering, broadly defined, is still in its infancy for studying and engineering diverse features inherent to the... More >
Lecture | April 11 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall
John Peterson, University of Edinburgh
The election of Donald Trump in 2016 sent shock waves across political classes globally and prompted debates about whether his America first agenda threatened the liberal international order generally and the transatlantic alliance specifically. During his first year in office, Trump seemed determined to undermine the hallmarks of the international order: democracy, liberal economics and... More >
Performing Arts - Music | April 11 | 12 p.m. | Hertz Concert Hall
Fall welcome misc.
David Milnes, music director
Brahms - Symphony no. 3
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 semester in Hertz Hall. Inaugurated in 1953, these concerts are very popular and well attended by those on campus and in the wider community. Traditionally on... More >
Seminar | April 11 | 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 >
Townsend Center Berkeley Book Chat: Amanda Jo Goldstein: Sweet Science: Romantic Materialism and the New Logics of Life
Lecture | April 11 | 12-1 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens
Today we do not expect poems to carry scientifically valid information but this was not always the case. Sweet Science explores how Romantic poetry served as an important tool for scientific inquiry.
Workshop | April 11 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42
Mallory Lynch, Campus Ergonomist, Ergonomics@Work
Learn new ways of performing daily activities with less stress to your back. Practice some useful stretching and strengthening exercises. Wear comfortable clothing.
Colloquium | April 11 | 12:10-1:15 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall
Jeanne Tsai, Professor, Stanford University
In this talk, I will describe a series of studies demonstrating that cultural differences in how people ideally want to feel (their ideal affect) shape how they judge and treat others. Consistent with previous findings that European Americans value excitement states more than East Asians do, European Americans judge open toothy "excited" smiles (vs. closed "calm" smiles) as more affiliative... More >
Panel Discussion | April 11 | 12:45-2 p.m. | 170 Boalt Hall, School of Law
Is political dissent unprofessional? This panel will reflect upon the ethical obligations of doctors, psychologists, and lawyers who find themselves serving states that engage in torture. Panelists will weigh the relative merits of working to curb abuses from within government and publicly speaking out against odious practices. The panel will also consider the civic duties of professionals in the... More >
Seminar | April 11 | 2-3 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall
Shea Vela-Vick, LSU
Evidence of deep connections between contact geometry and Heegaard Floer theory has steadily mounted since the latter theory first appeared a little over a decade ago. In one direction, Heegaard Floer homology supports an invariant which is capable of distinguishing contact structures and detecting tightness. In the other, much of the algebraic structure Heegaard Floer possesses reflects... More >
2299 Piedmont Ave, Berkeley, CA 94720
Coffee Break is a weekly opportunity for UC Berkeley global students to meet and engage with one another in a relaxing environment.
Come enjoy free coffee, share stories about your experiences on campus, and get to know Berkeley International Office advisors. All UCB students are invited. We'll also have weekly discussion topics to stimulate conversation.
Stop by and take a break with... More >
Seminar | April 11 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall
Yian Ma, U. C. Berkeley
In this talk, I will first present a general recipe for constructing MCMC algorithms from diffusion processes with the desired stationary distributions. The recipe translates the task of finding valid continuous Markov processes into one of choosing two matrices. Importantly, any diffusion process with the target stationary distribution (given an integrability condition) can be represented in our... More >
Colloquium | April 11 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 575 McCone Hall
Alexandra Konings, Professor, Stanford University
The rate of drought-induced tree mortality has been observed to increase across the world, and is expected to continue to increase dramatically as temperatures (and evaporative demand) rise. Increased drought stress, however, will not lead to mortality everywhere, and in situ monitoring of this heterogeneous process is cumbersome and expensive. Predicting where droughts will lead to tree... More >
Seminar | April 11 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building
Tracy Johnson, University of California, Los Angeles
Seminar | April 11 | 4-5 p.m. | 3 Evans Hall
Shea Vela-Vick, LSU
We prove that the knot Floer homology of a fibered knot is nontrivial in its next-to-top Alexander grading. Immediate applications include a new proof that L-space knots prime and a classification of knots 3-manifolds with rank 3 knot Floer homology. We will also discuss a numerical refinement of the Ozsvath-Szabo contact invariant. This is joint work with John Baldwin.
ERG Colloquium: George Roderick: Moorea Island Digital Ecosystem Avatar (IDEA): Modeling a Complex Island Ecosystem to Achieve Sustainability”
Colloquium | April 11 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 126 Barrows Hall
Island Digital Ecosystem Avatars (IDEA) Project is to build functioning digital simulations, avatars, of model islands, as a model to scale up to larger organizational units, with the outcome that communities and countries manage their ecosystem wellness and avoiding the social consequences of ecological collapse.
Workshop | April 11 | 4-7:15 p.m. | Memorial Stadium, Field Club
Want to know where the cloud can take you? Microsoft can show you.
Were excited to announce the Azure University Tour is coming and youre invited! This is a free learning event for student developers, faculty, and staff where youll code alongside industry experts, boost your skills, and test new technology.
No matter your career path, the cloud is likely to be central to it, and the... More >
Lecture | April 11 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library
Dominik Muller, Head of Research Group, Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology
Drawing on debates in the anthropology of the state, Dr. Müller will empirically illustrate and theoretically explain family resemblances and differences of bureaucratized Islam in Southeast Asia, mainly drawing upon his own ethnographic work in Brunei and Singapore.
Seminar | April 11 | 4-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall
Wei Cai, Stanford University
A major challenge in materials science is to understand and control the properties of materials based on the microstructure evolution at the mesoscale. For a wide range of materials, the relevant microstructures consist of a network of line objects. In this talk, I will use three examples to illustrate how the study of geometric/topological features of line networks can help us understand the... More >
Lecture | April 11 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall
Professor Jerven will speak on the topic, Wealth and Poverty of African states - on his forthcoming book on material change (growth, taxes, wages) in African states in the 20th century.
More details to follow.
Seminar | April 11 | 4-6 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall
Barbara Keys, University of Melbourne
On Wednesday, April 11, the Berkeley Global History Seminar will host Barbara Keys, one of the disciplines leading historians of international affairs. Keys received her Ph.D. from Harvard and is now Professor of History at the University of Melbourne. Her research and publications touch on a wide variety of issues, including human rights, the influence of transnational movements and... More >
Seminar | April 11 | 4-5 p.m. | 10 Evans Hall | Note change in location
Hadley Wickham, RStudio
In this talk, I will introduce the lobstr package which provides tools to visualise R's data structures on the command line. I'll show three R functions ast(), cst(), and ref() and use them to discuss three important components of R's theory:
1. All R code possesses a tree like structure, known as the abstract
2. R's lazy evaluation introduces a tree-like structure into the... More >
Structure and catalytic role of Ga(III) cations exchanged in Ga/H-MFI, during the dehydrogenation and dehydrocylization of light alkanes/The effect of residual lithium carbonate on the outgassing of Li-ion batteries
Colloquium | April 11 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall
Neelay Phadke, Ph.D. student in the Bell Group; Sara Renfrew, Ph.D. student in the McCloskey Group
Seminar | April 11 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 114 Morgan Hall
Or Gozani, Stanford University
Colloquium | April 11 | 4:30 p.m. | 2538 Channing (Inst. for the Study of Societal Issues)
Duana Fullwiley, Associate Professor of Anthropology, Stanford University
In contemporary race politics, two dynamics characterize the present moment. The first is that the concepts of both race and science are up for fierce debate about the degree to which specific identity politics power them.The second is that the continued edification of race may beget further belief in its immutability and physical reality at the genetic level.
Lecture | April 11 | 5-7 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall
Victoria Smolkin, Assistant Professor of History, Wesleyan University
When the Bolsheviks set out to build a new world in the wake of the Russian Revolution, they expected religion to die off. Soviet power used a variety of tools from education to propaganda to terror to turn its vision of a Communist world without religion into reality. Yet even with its monopoly on ideology and power, the Soviet Communist Party never succeeded in overcoming religion and... More >
Lecture | April 11 | 5-7 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall
A talk by Lisa Duggan, Professor of Social and Cultural Analysis, New York University
Film - Documentary | April 11 | 5-7 p.m. | 2521 Channing Way (Inst. for Res. on Labor & Employment), Large Conference Room
Heather Booth is the most influential person you never heard of.
Join us for a screening of the newest film by critically acclaimed filmmaker Lilly Rivlin, Heather Booth: Changing the World. This film is an urgent response to the recent election of Trump and all that has ensued. At a time when many are wondering how to make their voices heard, when civil and women's rights are under attack,... More >
Demystifying the Research Process: Decolonizing Methods in Humanities Research (Hosted by UROC: Underrepresented Researchers of Color)
Workshop | April 11 | 5:30-7 p.m. | 442 Stephens Hall
Istifaa Ahmed (Humanities/Social Science), Alexa Aburto (Humanities)
The Underrepresented Researchers of Color (UROC) and the American Cultures (AC) Center are proud to present Decolonizing Methods in Humanities Research, from our three-part workshop series, Demystifying the Research Process. Humanities research applies to anyone wishing to study human culture and creations including the arts, literature, policy, and more... More >
Lecture | April 11 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, Maude Fife Room, 3rd Floor
Join the Arts Research Center and Apsara DiQuinzio, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art and Phyllis C. Wattis Matrix Curator at BAMPFA for a roundtable conversation about Feminist Curatorial Practices.
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Film - Feature | April 11 | 6:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Weaving the story and letters of radical American abolitionist John Brown and the attack on Harpers Ferry with her own personal history, Lee Ann Schmitt uses her signature essay style to create a profound portrait of America today.
Lecture | April 11 | 6:30-8 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall
WED, APR 11, 6:30pm. The Director of CHAT architects (a CED alumnus) will talk about the relationship between Bangkoks street vernacular and the citys built and theoretical designs, both of which are referred to as Bangkok Bastards. Open to the public!
Performing Arts - Dance | April 11 | 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
Film - Feature | April 11 | 8:40 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
In 1945, Mila Turajlićs family apartment in Belgrade was divided and redistributed by the government; because of her mothers activism, they were spied on from the very rooms they used to own. In this film, mother and daughter reflect on their complicated personal and political histories.
Exhibits and Ongoing Events
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 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 >
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 - Multimedia | April 11 – 26, 2018 every day | Kroeber Hall, Room 116, Worth Ryder Gallery
The Worth Ryder Art Gallery is pleased to present Possible Titles The Spring 2018 Honors Studio Exhibition.
Each semester a select few art majors who are creating outstanding work are chosen for the Honors Studio Program by the Department of Art Practice Faculty. They are awarded access to a shared studio space in Wurster Hall, and at the end of each semester they prepare a project for... 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 >
Exhibit - Multimedia | March 10 – December 9, 2018 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. | Hearst Museum of Anthropology | Note change in date
For this Spring 2018 exhibit, entitled Face to Face: Looking at Objects that Look at You, the Hearst staff and 14 UC Berkeley freshmen have co-curated a global selection of objects that depict human faces in different ways. The exhibit asks: Why and how do crafting traditions of the world so often incorporate human faces, and how do people respond to those faces? Objects such as West African... More >