Thursday, April 12, 2018
Ev'ry Body, This Time: A Sexuality Studies Conference: Hosted by the Center for the Study of Sexual Culture
Conference/Symposium | April 12 – 14, 2018 every day | Sutardja Dai Hall, 250,310
Featuring multimedia panels, workshops, digital and analog art, and the following distinguished speakers: Qwo-li Driskill, Alison Kafer, Amber Musser, Gemma Romain, Amy Sueyoshi, Nayan Shah,
Omiseeke Natasha Tinsley, Qian Wang, Gloria Wekker
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 12 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, Room 117, Level D
Connect with dozens of campus service providers to get new ideas, find support, and learn about resources and services. Enjoy focused conversations and technology demos while meeting other instructors and researchers.
RSVP online by April 10.
Seminar | April 12 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | C330 Haas School of Business
Pietro Veronesi, University of Chicago
Presentation | April 12 | 12-1 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge
C. Mohan, IBM Fellow and Distinguished Visiting Prof (Tsinghua Univ)
The concept of a distributed ledger was invented as the underlying technology of the public or permissionless Bitcoin cryptocurrency network. But the adoption and further adaptation of it for use in the private or permissioned environments is what I consider to be of practical consequence and hence only such private blockchain systems will be the focus of this talk.
Computer companies like IBM,... More >
Information Session | April 12 | 12-1 p.m. | Online
Stan Weisner, Ph.D., M.S.W., UC Berkeley Extension
Gain an in-depth understanding of the complex and dynamic U.S. health care system. Explore key policy and ethical challenges, and learn to become a health advocate who is qualified to advise patients and their families about health care issues.
Colloquium | April 12 | 12-1 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, Warren Room, 295
Katrinell Davis, Associate Professor of Sociology, Florida State University
Catherine Fisk, Barbara Nachtrieb Armstrong Professor of Law, UC Berkeley
In this talk, professor Davis will discuss African American womens experiences as bus operators in a San Francisco Bay Area transit firm from 1974-1989, during the height of affirmative action hiring. Through a series of interviews with these transit operators alongside correspondence between management and union leaders, grievance and arbitration data, as well as litigation against the firm,... More >
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Register online by April 5.
Seminar | April 12 | 12-1 p.m. | Evans Hall, CSHE Conference Room (766/768)
In this presentation, which should appeal to both faculty and graduate students, I discuss recent research on both PhD completion rates and graduate outcomes for cohorts at the University of Otago a research-intensive university in New Zealand. Regarding PhD completion rates, we calculated these for cohorts from 2000-2012 (n=2770) and survival models determined whether gender, enrollment... More >
Seminar | April 12 | 12-1 p.m. | 132 Mulford Hall
Xavier Simon, University of Vigo, Spain: "Public Procurement to build a better world everywhere"
Join us for coffee at 11:30 in 139 Mulford Hall.
This event is opened to the public.
Seminar | April 12 | 12-1:30 p.m. | C325 Haas School of Business
The Oliver E. Williamson Seminar on Institutional Analysis, named after our esteemed colleague who founded the seminar, features current research by faculty, from UCB and elsewhere, and by advanced doctoral students. The research investigates governance, and its links with economic and political forces. Markets, hierarchies, hybrids, and the supporting institutions of law and politics all come... More >
The Impact of the Medicaid Primary Care Fee Bump on the Cost and Quality of Care for Dual-Eligibles with Multiple Chronic Conditions
Colloquium | April 12 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 198 University Hall
Mark Unruh, PhD, Assistant Professor, Weill Cornell Medical College
The Affordable Care Act enacted a temporary Medicaid primary care fee bump that required states Medicaid programs to reimburse health care providers the same rates as Medicare for primary care services for all Medicaid patients during a two-year period, 2013-2014. For dual-eligibles, states Medicaid programs were required to reimburse providers the full 20% Medicare coinsurance for primary... More >
IB Seminar: "Physiological and genomic insights into adaptations and mal-adaptations in high-altitude populations"
Seminar | April 12 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building | Note change in date
Tatum Simonson, University of California, San Diego
Lecture | April 12 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall
Hüseyin Levent Köker
A substantially significant aspect of constitutionalism is to limit state power even under states of emergencies. Accordingly, emergency rule under constitutionalism is not exceptional, extralegal, therefore unlimited form of rule. Turkey, with its relatively long albeit troubled tradition of constitutional government is no exception. Thus, according to the Turkish Constitution (1982),... More >
Seminar | April 12 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall
Speaker: Ulrike Malmendier, UC Berkeley
We argue that emotional coloring of experiences via political propaganda has long-term effects on risk taking. We show that living in an anti-capitalist system reduces individuals' willingness to invest in the stock market even decades later.
Panel Discussion | April 12 | 12:45-2 p.m. | 170 Boalt Hall, School of Law
Berkeley Law Committee Against Torture, Human Rights Center
This panel features Dror Ladin of the ACLU National Security Project, part of the team from Salim v. Mitchell, who won a settlement for accountability of two psychologists involved in the CIA torture program. This case marks the first of its kind in CIA torture litigation as the judge rejected attempts to dismiss. Ladin will discuss what this landmark settlement means for future litigation and... More >
Workshop | April 12 | 1-4:15 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club
Laura Monin, IBCLC, Certified Lactation Consultant
This 3 hour class is taught by a certified lactation consultant and is broken up into two parts.
The first portion of the class, 1-3pm, addresses breastfeeding basics and problem solving. The second portion of class, 3:15-4:15pm, covers returning-to-work planning and breast pumps. Those who have already attended a breastfeeding class are welcome to join the last portion of the class.
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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
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 email@example.com... More >
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 251, Labor Seminar joint with Seminar 231; Public Finance: "Reallocation and the Minimum Wage Evidence from Germany"
Seminar | April 12 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall
with Christian Dustmann, Uta Schoenberg, Matthias Umkehrer, Philipp vom Berge)
joint with Public Finance
Seminar | April 12 | 3-5 p.m. | 132 Mulford Hall
Adam Wilson, Assistant Professor, NY State University, Buffalo shares his talk "Pattern to process: Inferring ecological mechanisms from time series of satellite imagery"
This event is open to the public.
Please join us for coffee at 2:00 pm in 139 Mulford Hall.
Colloquium | April 12 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 190 Doe Library
Judy Wajcman, Stanford University
There is a widespread assumption that digital technologies are radically altering our perception of time: that we live too fast, that time is scarce and that the pace of everyday life is accelerating beyond our control. The iconic image that abounds is that of the frenetic, technologically tethered, iPhone-addicted citizen.
Paradoxically, digital devices are seen as both the cause of time... More >
Lecture | April 12 | 4-6 p.m. | 2521 Channing Way (Inst. for Res. on Labor & Employment), IRLE Director's Room
Alexander Hertel-Fernandez, Assistant Professor of International and Public Affairs, Columbia University
In 2010, the landmark Citizens United Supreme Court decision upheld corporations right to participate in politics, declaring that limits to their political spending would infringe on freedom of speech. But money is not the only political resource that corporations can use. Private companies have access to and control over powerful human capital in the form of their employees. Professor... More >
Seminar | April 12 | 4-5 p.m. | 348 Hearst Memorial Mining Building
Dr. Joe Tischler, Naval Research Laboratory
Progress in plasmonic research has demonstrated its capability for enhancing many technologies including photodetectors, photovoltaics, and molecular spectroscopy. However, in order to maximize functionality, alternative materials to plasmonic metals that exhibit high optical losses must be explored.
In our studies we have demonstrated that plasmonic like effects can be achieved through phonon... More >
Mathematics Department Colloquium: Different approaches to the virtual moduli cycle – an elementary introduction
Colloquium | April 12 | 4-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall
Dusa McDuff, Barnard College
Most invariants of a symplectic manifold derive in some way from a count of J-holomorphic curves. However, in a general symplectic manifold one often cannot count curves directly in a robust way, i.e. so that the count is independent of the choice of perturbation. Instead one has to define a virtual count. This talk will try to give an elementary description of the problem and will describe some... More >
Seminar | April 12 | 4-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, 306 Soda Hall - HP Auditorium
Jacob Andreas, Ph.D. Candidate, UC Berkeley
In this talk, we'll explore three ways of integrating compositional linguistic structure and learning: using language as a source of modular reasoning operators for question answering, as a scaffold for fast and generalizable reinforcement learning, and as a tool for understanding representations in neural networks.
Reception | April 12 | 4-6 p.m. | Anna Head Alumnae Hall (2537 Haste St.)
Fiona M. Doyle, Vice Provost for Graduate Studies, Graduate Division
Awards ceremony for the Carol D. Soc Distinguished Graduate Student Mentoring Awards and the Distinguished Faculty Mentoring Awards.
Vivek Bald | Documenting the Undocumented: Bengali Muslim Migrants In and Beyond 20th Century U.S. Archives
Lecture | April 12 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)
Vivek Bald, scholar, writer, documentary filmmaker and Associate Professor of Writing and Digital Media at MIT
Sanchita B. Saxena, Director, Subir and Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies; Executive Director, Institute for South Asia Studies
The Subir and Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies, Institute for South Asia Studies, Institute of International Studies, Center for British Studies, Asha For Education, Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies, Ethnic Studies Library, Center for Race and Gender
An evening with scholar, writer, documentary filmmaker and Associate Professor of Writing and Digital Media at MIT, Vivek Bald.
Lecture | April 12 | 5-7 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall
Ronald M. Davidson, Fairfield University
From the Gupta-Vākāṭaka period forward, Buddhist rituals featured painting on cloth and other media as part of their increasingly elaborate ritual program. The paintings from Ajanta, Bedsa and other sites in India exemplify in some measure the importance of painting systems for Indian Buddhists. In Buddhist usage, both the painter and paintings were sanctified with ritual systems... More >
Panel Discussion | April 12 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 300 Wheeler Hall
Mark David Danner is an American writer, journalist, and educator. He is a former staff writer for The New Yorker and frequent contributor to The New York Review of Books. Danner specializes in U.S. foreign affairs, war and politics, and has written articles on Haiti, Central America, the former Yugoslavia, and the Middle East. In 1999, he was named a MacArthur Fellow. Danner is a member of the... More >
Performing Arts - Other | April 12 | 5:30 p.m. | Morrison Hall, Elkus Room, 125 | Tickets sold out
Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies 122, The UC Berkeley Japanese American Studies Advisory Committee, Asian Pacific American System-wide Alliance (APASA), The Asian Pacific American Student Development Office (APASD)
Born in Durham, NC and raised by Japanese immigrants, poet and musical artist George "G" Masao Yamazawa, Jr. is widely considered to be one of the top spoken word artists in the U.S.
Nominated for Best New Hip Hop Artist by the 2016 Carolina Music Awards, G continues to challenge American perspective on race & culture, poetry & rap, and the phenomena of the human condition through his poetry... More >
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Lecture | April 12 | 5:30-7 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall
Dr. Taylor is currently working on a manuscript titled Race for Profit: Black Housing and the Urban Crisis of the 1970s, which looks at the federal governments promotion of single-family homeownership in Black communities after the urban rebellions of th
Special Event | April 12 | 6-7:30 p.m. | 220 Cheit Hall
Lila Tretikov, Terrawatt Initiative
As technology advances, the global business market increases its demand for sustainable, affordable development. Join Lila Tretikov, CEO of the Terrawatt Initiative, at the Berkeley Forum as she speaks about the increasing importance of human-focused design in technology. In this talk, Lila Tretikov will naviagate solutions regarding solar energy and sustainable development to foster a dialogue... More >
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Film - Feature | April 12 | 6 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
A young Kyrgyz boy is taken out an orphanage and into the lives of his supposed parents, who make ends meet by running cons on unsuspecting villagers, in this beautifully filmed tale that interweaves mythological and comedic elements.
When Black Lives Matter: Racial Differences in Police Use of Force, and What to do About It: The 23rd Annual Aaron Wildavsky Forum for Public Policy
Lecture | April 12 | 7:30-9 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, Room 100
Roland G. Fryer, Jr., Henry Lee Professor of Economics, Harvard University, Dept. of Economics & Education Innovation Laboratory
A discussion of policing in modern America, and how racial differences affect use of force and our perception of it; from a policy perspective, how do we go forward? How can we do better for our communities and people of color?
Special Event | April 12 | 7:30-8:30 p.m. | Hillside Club
2286 Cedar St, Berkeley, CA
Charlan Nemeth, Prof Graduate School, Univ of California Berkeley
An interview and Q&A of Charlan Nemeth on her new book "In defense of troublemakers.." on the "perils of consensus" and the "power of dissent"
Performing Arts - Dance | April 12 – 14, 2018 every day | 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 12 | 8:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Award-winning photographer RaMell Rosss inspired and intimate portrait of an African American community in rural Alabama captures small but precious moments in black lives with rapturous attention.
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 >
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 – August 26, 2018 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. | Hearst Museum of Anthropology
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 >