Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Special Event | April 23 – 27, 2018 every day | Sproul Hall
Join the UC Berkeley environmental and sustainability community for an array of activating, inspiring, fun, educational, and celebratory events and programs during Earth Week 2018! Find full details at: serc.berkeley.edu/earth-week-2018
Miscellaneous | April 25 – December 12, 2018 every Wednesday | Anthony Hall
Graduate Students! Take advantage of the Graduate Student Lounge at Anthony Hall. Study, grade papers, meet with other grad students.
Graduate Students only! However, Anthony Hall can be made available to the entire campus and community for reservations at other times.
Lecture | April 25 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | B-4 Dwinelle Hall
Greta Vollmer, Professor Emerita, English & Applied Linguistics, Sonoma State University
Language learning is, as we know, a complex process. Yet when I chose to study Catalan in Spain last year, little did I know that I would receive an even greater education in the complexities of bilingualism as well as the repercussions of the independence movement on language use and language policy in Catalonia. How am I positioned by my language use? How do I choose to position myself in a... More >
Lecture | April 25 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)
Geoffrey Taylor, University of California, Berkeley Department of Anthropology
Huari is the proposed capital of the Wari cultural group whose architectural, ceramic, and iconographic traditions spread to distant parts of the Peruvian highlands during the Middle Horizon (AD 600-1000). With this presentation, I will introduce Wari studies and re-appraise the current state of archaeological evidence on the activities of Wari people. I will then investigate the botanical... More >
Seminar | April 25 | 12-1 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall
Ilya Levental, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Recent discoveries have elucidated the crucial role for liquid-liquid phase separation phenomena in cellular biology. I will briefly introduce recent discoveries in three-dimensional phase partitioning of the cytoplasm and nucleoplasm, followed by our recent observations on phase separation in mammalian plasma membranes. The plasma membrane is the physical and functional interface between a cell... More >
Townsend Center Berkeley Book Chat: John Ferrari: The Messages We Send: Social Signals and Storytelling
Lecture | April 25 | 12-1 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens
Exploring the idea of "intimations" - social interactions that approach outright communication but do not quite reach it - G. R. F. (John) Ferrari offers a new framework for understanding different ways in which we communicate with each other.
Seminar | April 25 | 12-1 p.m. | UC Center Sacramento, Room LL3
1130 K Street, Sacramento, CA 95814
Hillary Hoynes, Department of Economics and Public Policy, UC Berkeley
SNAP is the second largest anti-poverty program for children in the U.S. The research consistently shows that SNAP leads to reductions in food insecurity, satisfying a core goal of the program. Recent research shows that the benefits of SNAP are much broader and further reaching than the reduction in food insecurity. Professor Hoynes summarizes the evidence from current research that quantifies... More >
Plant and Microbial Biology Plant Seminar: "Regulated protein degradation in bacterial growth and stress response"
Seminar | April 25 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall
Peter Chien, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
We are an interdisciplinary lab focused on understanding regulated protein degradation and quality control using biochemistry, structural biology and cell biology. Our primary approach is to use both molecular and cellular techniques to understand the mechanisms that lead to specific substrate processing during basic cellular events.
Performing Arts - Music | April 25 | 12 p.m. | Hertz Concert Hall
Fall welcome misc.
D. Mark Wilson, director
Music is great medicine for the body, soul and mind. Come fill your prescription and get a good dose of Gospel music that heals hurts, suffering and pain.
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... More >
MVZ LUNCH SEMINAR - Jesyka Melendez: The immunogenetics of mating behavior in Peromyscus: A genomic approach
Seminar | April 25 | 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 >
Message Intended is Not Message Received: Shame, Stigma, and Disengagement in the Academic Probation Notification Process
Colloquium | April 25 | 12:10-1:15 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall
Shannon Brady, Postdoctoral Scholar, Stanford University
An important institutional and societal dilemma is how to notify people when they are not meeting performance or community standards without undermining their motivation and efforts to do so. Focusing on the context of college students being placed on academic probation, I find that college administrators overwhelmingly intend probation to be helpful to and motivating for students but that... More >
Lecture | April 25 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | Freight and Salvage Coffeehouse
2020 Addison St, Berkeley, CA 94704
Paul Pierson is the John Gross Professor of Political Science at the University of California at Berkeley. His teaching and research includes the fields of American politics and public policy, comparative political economy, and social theory.
Presentation | April 25 | 1-2 p.m. | Soda Hall, 306 (HP Auditorium)
Iterative ML methods are particularly sensitive to communication cost since they often require communication every iteration. We derive communication-avoiding variants of BCD methods that solve popular regression, classification, and related kernel problems. We show that these variants are numerically stable and can attain large speedups of up to 6.1x on a Cray XC30 supercomputer.
Lecture | April 25 | 2-3:30 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, 341 (Dept. of SSEAS Library) | Note change in time
Maya Joshi, Associate Professor, Department of English, Lady Shri Ram College for Women, University of Delhi
Vasudha Paramasivan, Assistant Professor of Hindi Literature, Department of South and Southeast Asian Studies, UC Berkeley
A talk by Maya Joshi, Associate Professor of English specializing in Cultural & Intellectual History at LSR, University of Delhi.
Panel Discussion | April 25 | 2-3 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, 310 Banatao Auditorium
Sam Altman, Y Combinator
On April 25th, we welcome Y Combinator President Sam Altman to campus in conversation with bio entrepreneurs from the University of California. Gain insights about building a successful bio venture and learn about the launch of YC Bio.
RSVP is required and space is limited. Overflow seating and waitlist will be available.
Registration opens April 10. Register by April 25.
Seminar | April 25 | 2-3 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall
Wolfgang Schmaltz, UC Berkeley
Polyfold theory, as developed by Hofer, Wysocki, and Zehnder, is a relatively new approach to resolving transversality issues that arise in the study of J-holomorphic curves in symplectic geometry. In this talk I explain the polyfold theoretic approach to defining the Gromov-Witten invariants for all closed symplectic manifolds.
Workshop | April 25 | 2-4 p.m. | 110 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)
Nicholas Tripcevich, Lab Manager, Archaeological Research Facility, UC Berkeley
Learn Terrasync, Range Finder, post-processing, and realtime correction
15th Annual Sustainability Summit: Sponsored by the Chancellor's Advisory Committee on Sustainability
Conference/Symposium | April 25 | 2:30-4:45 p.m. | Haas School of Business, Speiker Room-Chou Hall
Chancellor Carol Christ; Vice Chancellor Marc Fisher
The Chancellors Advisory Committee on Sustainabilitys Summit is celebrating Berkeley's environmental achievements. Join for a poster session and reception, remarks and award ceremony with Chancellor Christ, and a keynote address by Vien Truong, CEO of Dream Corp (#GreenForAll).
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 25 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall
Tim Austin, UCLA
This talk is about the structure theory of measure-preserving systems: transformations of a finite measure space that preserve the measure. Many important examples arise from stationary processes in probability, and simplest among these are the i.i.d. processes. In ergodic theory, i.i.d. processes are called Bernoulli shifts. Some of the main results of ergodic theory concern an invariant of... More >
Film - Feature | April 25 | 3:10 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
The second part of Eisensteins unfinished trilogy follows Ivans return to the throne and his ruthless opposition to the schemes of the nobility to keep Russia divided among its princes and foreign interests.
Divisions of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Structural Biology, Cell and Developmental Biology, and Genetics, Genomics and Development Seminar
Seminar | April 25 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building | Canceled
Angelika Amon, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Colloquium | April 25 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 575 McCone Hall
M.V. Eitzel Solera, University of California Santa Cruz
As a practicing modeler by training and experience, I have encountered many issues concerning the way data are handled, how models are made, and, in particular, how truth claims emerge from modeling. "Big data" are increasingly discussed in academic venues and elsewhere as an unquestioned good. However, there is dangerous potential for models to marginalize people based on biased or inappropriate... More >
Microbial and Mineral Mechanisms Controlling Soil Carbon Cycling and Storage/Understanding Factors Impacting Ionomer Thin-film Gas Transport
Colloquium | April 25 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall
Katerina Georgiou, Ph.D. student in the Thorn Group; Meron Tesfaye, Ph.D. student in the McCloskey Group and Weber Group
Sport - Intercollegiate - Baseball/Softball | April 25 | 4 p.m. | Levine-Fricke Field
Cal Softball hosts UC Davis at Levine-Fricke Field.
Applied Math Seminar: High-order, linearly stable, partitioned solvers for general multiphysics problems based on implicit-explicit Runge-Kutta schemes
Seminar | April 25 | 4-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall
Zhengyu Huang, Stanford University
The numerical simulation of multiphysics problems is significant in many engineering and scientific applications, e.g., aircraft flutter in transonic flows, biomedical flows in heart and blood vessels, mixing and chemically reacting flows, reactor fuel performance, turbomachinery and so on. These problems are generally highly nonlinear, feature multiple scales and strong coupling effects, and... More >
Colloquium | April 25 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 126 Barrows Hall
I will present progress, challenges and opportunities for measuring and mitigating methane emissions in California including case studies at the intersection of natural science, engineering, big data, public policy and private enterprise. I will also discuss the future prospects for applying these capabilities globally.
Seminar | April 25 | 4-5 p.m. | 3 Evans Hall
Wolfgang Schmaltz, UC Berkeley
In 1994 Kontsevich and Manin stated the Gromov-Witten axioms, given as a list of formal relations between the Gromov-Witten invariants. In this talk I prove several of the Gromov-Witten axioms for curves of arbitrary genus for all closed symplectic manifolds.
Lecture | April 25 | 4-6 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall
Alexander Bevilacqua, Associate Professor of History, Williams College
In the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, a pioneering community of Christian scholars laid the groundwork for the modern Western understanding of Islamic civilization. These men produced the first accurate translation of the Quran into a European language, mapped the branches of the Islamic arts and sciences, and wrote Muslim history using Arabic sources. The Republic of Arabic Letters... More >
Seminar | April 25 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 114 Morgan Hall
Silvia Corvera, University of Massachusetts Medical School
Tech Profiling, Policing, and Disruption of our 'Sanctuary Cities': A conversation and strategy session with speakers from Arab Resource Organizing Center, Asian Law Caucus, Electronic Frontier Foundation and Anti-Police Terror Project
Seminar | April 25 | 5-8 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, Academic Innovation Studio (117)
Lara Kiswani, Executive Director, Arab Resource Organizing Center; Christina Sinha, National Security and Civil Rights Program Co-Leader, Asian Law Caucus; Cat Brooks, Executive Director, Justice Teams Network & Co-Founder Anti-Police Terror Project; Stephanie Lacambra, Attorney and Legal Analyst, Electronic Frontier Foundation
Juan Prieto, Immigrant Rights Organizer / Statewide Communications Strategist, California Immigrant Youth Justice Alliance; Leslie Dreyer, ACES Artist in Residence and Organizer, ACES Program and Housing Rights Committee
Technologies coming out of the Bay Area are being used to surveil, profile, police and even deport vulnerable residents in our so-called Sanctuary Cities. Platforms claiming to promote democracy have corrupted it often privileging white supremacy and recentralizing power while silencing dissent of targeted communities. Combining analysis by legal experts and on-the-ground organizers, we'll... More >
Epic Fail in the Romantic Era and Beyond: On the Vanishing of a Genre -- Wordsworth, Hegel, Walcott, Godard
Lecture | April 25 | 5-7 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall
Department of English, Eighteenth-Century and Romanticism Colloquium
Meeting | April 25 | 5 p.m. | 338 Koshland Hall
This event is sponsored by the UCB Graduate Assembly. Event is ADA accessible. For disability accommodation requests and information, please contact Disability Access Services by phone at 510.643.6456 (voice) or 510.642.6376 (TTY) or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lecture | April 25 | 5-6 p.m. | 330 Wheeler Hall
Lecture | April 25 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall | Note change in date
Daniel Sargent, Associate Professor of History, UC Berkeley
Daniel J. Sargent is Associate Professor of History, University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of A Superpower Transformed: The Remaking of American Foreign Relations in the 1970s (Oxford University Press, 2015) and co-editor of The Shock of the Global: The International History of the 1970s (Harvard University Press, 2010).
Information Session | April 25 | 6-7:30 p.m. | 490 Cory Hall
Curtis Ling, Ph.D, Co-Founder and CTO, MaxLinear
"A 30-minute survey of communication chips"
Our connection to the network has become an essential always-on utility, with mobile data consumption growing faster than 50% per year in the last decade. Well talk about the communication chips that will enable this kind of growth, and new capabilities, possible in the years to come.
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Film - Feature | April 25 | 7 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
File this sobering satire, starring Frank Sinatra and Laurence Harvey, under Brainwashing, fear of. The film takes enormous chances with the audience, and plays not like a classic but as a work as alive and smart as when it was first released (Roger Ebert).
Exhibits and Ongoing Events
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 - 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 | April 20 – September 14, 2018 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | Bancroft Library, Bancroft Gallery
(Gallery is just inside east entrance to Doe) MARKING THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY of the founding of Save the Redwoods League, Sustaining Grandeur is a collaborative exhibition between The Bancroft Library and the League. The exhibition explores the organizations first century protecting Californias redwood forests and the surrounding lands that sustain them, and looks forward to the Leagues... More >
In the past decade, we have witnessed significant growth in the use of visual imagery and storytelling to engage students in the sciences. From manga guides and illustrated texts to biographies and zombies teaching calculus, this display features illustrated works and graphic novels from our collections that aim to teach college students and the general public about science... 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.
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 >