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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Fundamentals of Traffic Engineering

Special Event | April 17 – 20, 2018 every day | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Four Points Sheraton

 1603 Powell Street, Emeryville, CA 94608

 Rafat Raie, E, City Traffic Engineer, City of Walnut Creek; Crystal Killian, PE, Transportation Engineer, City of Los Angeles

 Technology Transfer Program

This course has provided California's traffic engineers and planners with core training for more than three decades. Contents are regularly updated to reflect current practices and new issues. The course spans the full range of key areas from characteristics of the transportation system, analysis of flow and capacity, traffic operations, traffic control devices, pedestrian/bicycle facilities, to...   More >

$595.00 CA Public Agency, $1140.00 Standard Fee

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What is the role of the textbook?

Workshop | April 17 | 9 a.m. |  UC Berkeley Campus

 Professional Development for Educators

Join Bay Area educators to discuss considerations for textbook adoption, the role of the textbook in history classrooms, and what a H-SS Framework-aligned classroom looks like. You can explore some textbook and Framework resources.

Science and Literacy Playgroup

Meeting | October 31, 2017 – May 15, 2018 every Tuesday with exceptions | 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Youth Alternatives (BYA)

 1255 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94702

 Chancellor's Community Grant, Trybe Inc.

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.

Andrew Streitwieser Lecture in Organic Chemistry: Chemical Information Processing

Seminar | April 17 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Chris Hunter, Department of Chemistry, University of Cambridge

 College of Chemistry

This presentation will describe two different projects dealing with communication of chemical information in molecular systems: synthetic information molecules and transmembrane signal transduction.

Why are Labour’s Progressives Ineffective?

Lecture | April 17 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Matt Beech, University of Hull, England

 Institute of European Studies

The public lecture will examine the travails of the progressive wing of the British Labour Party. These right-wing Labour MPs, peers and activists were once in the ascendant of UK politics and it is arguable that they were the dominant force for over a decade (1997-2010). ‘New Labour’, ‘Blairites’, ‘Brownites’, ‘moderates’ are labels applied to this wing of the Labour Party. The designation...   More >

Mindfulness Meditation Group

Meeting | February 20, 2018 – January 5, 2021 every Tuesday | 12:15-1 p.m. | 3110 Tang Center, University Health Services

 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.

Development Lunch: "The impact of rain shocks on students’ performance in Benin"

Seminar | April 17 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Yasmine Bekkouche

 Department of Economics

SASB Lunch and Learn: Measuring Sustainability that Matters

Information Session | April 17 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. |  N270, Chou Hall, Haas school of Business

 Center for Responsible Business

Interested in learning more about how to tell whether a company's sustainability performance is material to its business? Join Berkeley Haas alumni Sonya Hetrick and David Parham of the Sustainability Accounting and Standards Board (SASB) to discuss the process behind developing SASB's upcoming sustainability reporting standards and what they mean for business and investors. This Earth Week brown...   More >

Between women and their wombs: Contested sites for postcolonial aspirations

Colloquium | April 17 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Adeola Oni-Orisan, PhD Candidate, Medical Anthropology, UC Berkeley and UC San Francisco

 Center for African Studies

This is a meeting of the weekly colloquium for the Center for African Studies.

3-Manifold Seminar: Diagrams on surfaces and an invariant of virtual spatial graphs

Seminar | April 17 | 12:40-2 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Kyle Miller, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Knots and spatial graphs can be represented as diagrams, which are planar graphs with special $4$-valent vertices for the crossings. Kauffman proposed considering diagrams on non-planar surfaces as well, and the corresponding objects are called virtual knots and virtual spatial graphs. In this talk, I will describe the Brauer category (a Tempereley-Lieb-like category for diagrams on surfaces), an...   More >

The New Food Industry on Wheels: Legalizing Street Vending in Oakland

Presentation | April 17 | 12:45-2 p.m. | 110 Boalt Hall, School of Law

 Emilia Otero, La Placita Commercial Kitchen

 Alliance for Sustainable Economies

Come learn about street vending in Oakland and the organizing that spurred the City of Oakland to pass its first mobile food vending ordinance in 2001, as well as how the fight for equity in food vending continues as the City implements its new Mobile Food Vending regulations today.

ISF 110 - Free Speech in the Public Sphere: An Interdisciplinary Approach

Course | January 16 – May 3, 2018 every Tuesday & Thursday | 2-3:30 p.m. | 102 Wurster Hall

 Division of Undergraduate Education

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 218, Psychology and Economics: "Heterogenous Priors, Private Information, and Trade"

Seminar | April 17 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Erik Eyster, London School of Economics

 Department of Economics

Seminar 237/281, Macro/International Seminar: Topic Forthcoming

Seminar | April 17 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Ernesto Pasten

 Department of Economics

Japanese Language Resources

Information Session | April 17 | 2-3:30 p.m. | East Asian Library, Rm. 341

 Toshie Marra


Introduction to research resources in Japanese language in the area of humanities and social sciences.

Cognitive Neuroscience Colloquium: Neural oscillations: What we're doing wrong

Colloquium | April 17 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

 Brad Voytek, Professor, Department of Cognitive Science, UCSD

 Department of Psychology

Boundary Infrastructures: Sovereignty and the Politics of Classification

Colloquium | April 17 | 3:30-5 p.m. |  Duster Room

 2420 Bowditch street, Berkeley, CA 94720

 Eunice Lee, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Anthropology, and Graduate Fellow, Institute for the Study of Societal Issues, UC Berkeley; Ryan Rhadigan, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Rhetoric with a concentration in Critical Theory, and Graduate Fellow, Institute for the Study of Societal Issues, UC Berkeley

 Leti Volpp , Robert D. and Leslie Kay Raven Professor, Robert D. and Leslie Kay Raven Professor of Law in Access to Justice, UC Berkeley

 Institute for the Study of Societal Issues

Eunice Lee | 'Entry,' Borders, and the Detention of Asylum Seekers

Ryan Rhadigan | Surveying the Reservoir: Public Records and the Archival Logics of the Oroville Dam   

Leti Volpp as respondent 
Robert D. and Leslie Kay Raven Professor of Law in Access to Justice, UC Berkeley

Student Harmonic Analysis and PDE Seminar (HADES): Partial progress towards construction of global 1 equivariant wave maps into $S^2$

Seminar | April 17 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Mohandas Pillai, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

I will discuss some partial progress towards the construction of global in time solutions to the energy critical wave maps equation with $S^2$ target, in the 1 equivariance class.

The Future of University Continuing Education: The 60 Year Curriculum and What It Means for Higher Education

Seminar | April 17 | 4-5 p.m. | Evans Hall, 766/768 Conference Room

 Gary W. Matkin, Ph.D., Dean, Continuing Education / Vice Provost, Career Pathways, University of California, Irvine

 Center for Studies in Higher Education

Martin Trow’s 1973 description of what he called universal higher education remains a startlingly accurate prediction of the continuing evolution of universities and their relationship to society. Among Trow’s predictions were the merging of life and learning, the proliferation of education providers, the increased use of technology, and the steady shift of the control over what is taught and...   More >

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Dean Gary W. Matkin

David Chandler Seminar in Physical Chemistry: Dissecting direct and indirect intermolecular forces in simple and polar liquids

Seminar | April 17 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. John Weeks, Institute for Physical Science and Technology and Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, University of Maryland

 College of Chemistry

A characteristic feature of David Chandler's research was his ability to extend simple physical pictures and theoretical constructs in surprising new directions, often challenging conventional wisdom in the field. Here I mention three examples, all dealing with the interplay between strong short ranged intermolecular forces and more slowly varying long ranged van der Waals or Coulomb forces in...   More >

Design Field Notes: Robert Kett

Seminar | April 17 | 4-5 p.m. | 220 Jacobs Hall

 Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation

Curator Robert Kett will speak at Jacobs Hall, discussing work that includes SFMOMA's exhibition, "Designed in California" and the museum's engagement with California's design ecosystem.

Czechoslovak Exile After 1948: Activities, Problems, and International Cooperation

Lecture | April 17 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 270 Stephens Hall

 Martin Nekola, Research Director, Democracy 21

 Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES)

The exile after the coup in 1948 and the fate of Czechs abroad, who sought the return of freedom and democracy to their homeland, enslaved by the Communists, are an integral part of our modern history. However, this phenomenon is still neglected and the general public has only fragmentary information about it. Researchers are still unable to agree on the intensities of individual waves of...   More >

By Design: Graphics and Images Basics

Workshop | April 17 | 4:10-5 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, Academic Innovation Studio, Dwinelle Hall 117 (Level D)

 Lynn Cunningham, Library; Eugene De La Rosa


In this hands-on workshop, we will learn how to create web graphics for your digital publishing projects and websites. We will cover topics such as: image editing tools in Photoshop; image resolution for the web; sources for free public domain and Creative Commons images; and image upload to publishing tools such as WordPress. If possible, please bring a laptop with Photoshop installed.

Foerster Lectures on the Immortality of the Soul featuring Marilyn Strathern: Souls in Other Selves, and the Immortality of the Body

Lecture | April 17 | 4:10 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room

 Marilyn Strathern, Former William Wyse Professor of Social Anthropology, University of Cambridge

 Graduate Division

Marilyn Strathern will present the Foerster lecture on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 titled "Souls in Other Selves, and the Immortality of the Body." The lecture is free and open to the public. No tickets are required.

Marilyn Strathern

Seminar 221, Industrial Organization: ​"Complex Disclosure"

Seminar | April 17 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Ginger Zhe Jin, University of Maryland

 Department of Economics

Milan Vaishnav | When Crime Pays: Money and Muscle in Indian Politics

Lecture | April 17 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Milan Vaishnav, Senior Fellow, South Asia Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

 Gareth Nellis, The Evidence in Governance and Politics (EGAP) Post-doctoral Fellow, University of California, Berkeley

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies, Institute of International Studies, Clausen Center for International Business and Policy

A talk by political economist, Dr. Milan Vaishnav on his new book, "When Crime Pays: Money and Muscle in Indian Politics."

Post-Nazi Germany and the Myth of American Influence

Lecture | April 17 | 5-7 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Noah B. Strote, North Carolina State University

 Institute of European Studies, Center for German and European Studies, GHI West - Pacific Regional Office of the German Historical Institute Washington DC

Drawing on the author's recent book, Lions and Lambs: Conflict in Weimar and the Creation of Post-Nazi Germany (2017), this talk will challenge older explanations of postwar German liberal democratic reconstruction and offer a new interpretation rooted in under-explored sources from the Hitler era.

Noah B. Strote is an Associate Professor of European History at North Carolina State University....   More >

A White Stone for Belfast: One Take on Religious Politics

Lecture | April 17 | 5-7 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 Robert Orsi, Professor of Religious Studies and History and Grace Craddock Nagle Chair in Catholic Studies, Northwestern University

 Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion

This lecture asks what “religious” politics might be given the deconstruction of the concept of “religion” that has taken place over the past several decades, which has uncovered its implicit social, legal, and political agendas from early modernity forward. It takes as its starting point an experience Anglican sisters had in Belfast at the height of the troubles, when they attempted to carve out...   More >

Changing the Way We See Native America: Matika Wilbur, Photographer

Colloquium | April 17 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Multicultural Community Center

 Matika Wilbur, Photographer

 UC Berkeley Native American Staff Council, American Indian Graduate Program, American Indian Graduate Student Association, Native American Studies, Joseph A. Myers Center for Research on Native American Issues, Division of Equity & Inclusion, Chancellor's Office, Human Resources

Join us for an evening of discussion as Wilbur presents "Changing the Way We See Native America," providing remarkable insights into contemporary Native American life, driving the conversation forward to encourage U.S. citizens to evolve beyond the appropriation and neglect of indigenous images and traditions through a new model of awareness, with honest photographic representation and direct...   More >

TRANSOC Ping-Pong Tournament

Social Event | April 17 | 5:30-7 p.m. | 412 McLaughlin Hall

 ASUC (Associated Students of the University of California)

The students within the Institute of Transportation Studies battle it out after a long day of coursework to determine the best ping-pong student on the north side of campus.

Why the Status of Women Matters for National Progress: Rachel Vogelstein at the Berkeley Forum

Lecture | April 17 | 6-7:30 p.m. | 125 Morrison Hall

 Rachel Vogelstein, Council on Foreign Relations

 The Berkeley Forum

With the resurgence of women's rights movement, thanks to the #MeToo campaign and the Women's March on Washington, the status of women has risen to the top of the national and global dialogue. Rachel Vogelstein has spent her career working to elevate the status of women both at home and abroad, as an official at the State Department, the White House Council for Women and Girls, and as a senior...   More >


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Career Connections: PhDs

Miscellaneous | April 17 | 6-8 p.m. |  Career Center (2440 Bancroft Way)

 Cal Alumni Association, Career Center, The Berkeley Network

CAA has teamed up with the UC Berkeley Career Center to help students make connections and gain clarity in their career pursuits.

For each of these casual networking events, we are seeking a diverse group of alumni to showcase a variety of careers. The events require no prep—simply chat with interested students, share your path from Cal to career, and offer advice to those who hope to follow...   More >

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Baseball vs. Santa Clara University

Sport - Intercollegiate - Baseball/Softball | April 17 | 7:05 p.m. |  Evans Field

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Baseball hosts Santa Clara University at Evans Diamond.

The Gayley Lecture: Unfixed: How the Women of Glenwood Changed American IQ, and Why We Don't Know It

Lecture | April 17 | 8-9:30 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, Maude Fife Room, 315 Wheeler Hall

 Susan Schweik, Professor, Berkeley English

 Department of English

The talk is free and open to the public. The venue is wheelchair accessible. CART transcription and ASL interpretation can be provided with advance request to Susan Schweik (sschweik@berkeley.edu). Please refrain from wearing scented products.

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.

The Invisible Museum: History and Memory of Morocco

Exhibit - Artifacts | January 23 – June 29, 2018 every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday |  Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)

 Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

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)

 Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

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 >

“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.

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

 Art Practice, Department of

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 >

Possible Titles: The Spring 2018 Honor's Studio Exhibition

Exhibit - Multimedia | April 11 – 26, 2018 every day | Kroeber Hall, Room 116, Worth Ryder Gallery

 Art Practice, Department of

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 Honor’s 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 >

Bearing Light: Berkeley at 150

Exhibit - Artifacts | April 16, 2018 – February 28, 2019 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. | Bancroft Library, 2nd Floor Corridor

 Bancroft Library

This exhibition celebrates the University of California’s sesquicentennial anniversary with photographs, correspondence, publications, and other documentation drawn from the University Archives and The Bancroft Library collections. It features an array of golden bears, including Oski, and explores the illustrious history of UC Berkeley.

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!

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)

 Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

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 >

The Karaite Canon: Manuscripts and Ritual Objects from Cairo

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)

 Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

A selection from the over fifty manuscripts collected by The Magnes in Cairo, Egypt, during an expedition led by the museum’s 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 >