Tuesday, April 17, 2018
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
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
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.
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 17 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall
This presentation will describe two different projects dealing with communication of chemical information in molecular systems: synthetic information molecules and transmembrane signal transduction.
Lecture | April 17 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall
Matt Beech, University of Hull, England
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 >
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.
Colloquium | April 17 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall
This is a meeting of the weekly colloquium for the Center for African Studies.
Information Session | April 17 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | N270, Chou Hall, Haas school of 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 >
Seminar | April 17 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall
Seminar | April 17 | 12:40-2 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall
Kyle Miller, UC Berkeley
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 >
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.
Seminar | April 17 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall
Erik Eyster, London School of Economics
Seminar | April 17 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall
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.
Colloquium | April 17 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall
Brad Voytek, Professor, Department of Cognitive Science, UCSD
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
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
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
Martin Trows 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 Trows 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 >
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
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 >
Lecture | April 17 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 270 Stephens Hall
Martin Nekola, Research Director, Democracy 21
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 >
Seminar | April 17 | 4-5 p.m. | 220 Jacobs Hall
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.
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.
Seminar | April 17 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall
Ginger Zhe Jin, University of Maryland
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 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.
Lecture | April 17 | 5-7 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall
Noah B. Strote, North Carolina State University
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 >
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
A talk by political economist, Dr. Milan Vaishnav on his new book, "When Crime Pays: Money and Muscle in Indian Politics."
Lecture | April 17 | 5-7 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall
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 >
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 >
Social Event | April 17 | 5:30-7 p.m. | 412 McLaughlin Hall
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.
Miscellaneous | April 17 | 6-8 p.m. | Career Center (2440 Bancroft Way)
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 prepsimply chat with interested students, share your path from Cal to career, and offer advice to those who hope to follow... More >
Lecture | April 17 | 6-7:30 p.m. | 125 Morrison Hall
Rachel Vogelstein, Council on Foreign Relations
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 >
Sport - Intercollegiate - Baseball/Softball | April 17 | 7:05 p.m. | Evans Field
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
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org). Please refrain from wearing scented products.
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 - 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.
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
This exhibition celebrates the University of Californias 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.
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 >