Thursday, April 26, 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
Course | April 26 | 10:30-11:30 a.m. | 370 University Hall | Note change in date
Jason Smith, UC Berkeley Office of Environment, Health, & Safety
This session briefly covers the UC Berkeley specific radiation safety information you will need to start work. In addition, dosimeter will be issued, if required.
Seminar | April 26 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 405 Soda Hall
Biye Jiang, UC Berkeley, Department of EECS
Machine learning is growing in importance in many different fields. However, it is still very hard for users to tune hyper-parameters when optimizing their models, or perform a comprehensive and interpretable diagnosis for complex models like deep neural nets. Existing developer tool like TensorBoard only provides limited functionality which usually visualizes model statistics based on metrics... More >
Dissertation Talk: Power Management for Li-ion Battery to Processor Core Supply: A direct Power Delivery Scheme Enabled with a Hybrid DC-DC Converter Approach
Seminar | April 26 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 531 Cory Hall
Due to limited platform size, most portable and wearable electronics call for a compact power management achitecture with high efficiency and high power density. The conventional buck converter requires bulky magnetics that consume a large amount of board areas. The switched capacitor (SC) converter, though promising for a fully integrated solution, is not efficient for continuous voltage... More >
Workshop | April 26 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, Academic Innovation Studio, Dwinelle 117 (Level D)
If you're looking to self-publish work of any length and want an easy-to-use tool that offers a high degree of customization, allows flexibility with publishing formats (EPUB, MOBI, PDF), and provides web-hosting options, Pressbooks may be great for you. Pressbooks is often the tool of choice for academics creating digital books, open textbooks, and open educational resources, since you can... More >
Seminar | April 26 | 12-1:30 p.m. | C325 Haas School of Business
Fabrizio Zilibotti, Yale
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 >
Seminar | April 26 | 12-1 p.m. | Mulford Hall
Join us for the 2018 Distinguished Lecture by an ESPM Student - Eric Dougherty of the Getz Lab.
Coffee will be served in 139 Mulford Hall. Please bring your own mug.
This event is open to the public.
Special Event | April 26 | 12-3 p.m. | Memorial Glade
Join the Student Environmental Resource Center at UC Berkeley's first zero waste carnival, as part of Earth Week 2018 at UC Berkeley. Come play zero-waste themed games & win prizes! Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/309830269545290/
the top raffle prize is a sponsored boba party for 8 people featuring reusable mason jars and metal straws! other giveaways and activities... More >
Seminar | April 26 | 12-1 p.m. | 205 South Hall
Please join us on April 26, 2018 at 12pm for an interactive seminar focused on adversarial machine learning, featuring Doug Tygar, Professor of Computer Science at UC Berkeley and Professor of Information Management at UC Berkeley. This event is presented as part of the UC Berkeley Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity's 2018 Spring Seminar Series.
RSVP online by April 24.
Lecture | April 26 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall
Kevin Orr, University of St Andrews, UK
This session examines leadership and storytelling in an age of alternative facts. It draws on empirical research studying narrative practices of an elite group of public administrators: local government chief executives (UK) and city managers (US). Using the lens of relationality, the discussion explores the collective dimensions of leadership. The focus on leadership and stories embraces the... More >
Colloquium | April 26 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Duster Room
2420 Bowditch street, Berkeley, CA 94720
René Espinoza Kissell, Ph.D. Candidate, Education Policy and Graduate Fellow, Institute for the Study of Societal Issues, University of California, Berkeley; Anthony Wright, Ph.D. candidate in Medical Anthropology at UC Berkeley and UC San Francisco and Graduate Fellow, Institute for the Study of Societal Issues, University of California, Berkeley
Sandra Smith, Professor of Sociology and the Interim Director of the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, University of California, Berkeley
Rene Kissell | "The Enduring Financial 'Crisis' of Urban School Districts: A Case Study of the Political Evolution of the Portfolio Strategy"
Anthony Wright | "Black Families, Cancer, and the Existential Weight of Racism"
Sandra Smith as respondent |Professor of Sociology and the Interim Director of the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment at the University of California,... More >
Workshop | April 26 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42
Greg Ryan, Campus Ergonomist, Be well at Work - Ergonimics
Improve your posture through awareness and exercise. Learn about common muscular imbalances and postural patterns. Practice strengthening, stretching, and stability exercises to promote healthy postures and better balance. Wear comfortable clothing. Enroll online through the UC Learning Center.
Workshop | April 26 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club
Julie Johnson, Parent Educator, Hand in Hand Parenting
Now that theyre a teenager, you need a whole new set of instructions:
· Its hard to know how to stay close to them when theyre pushing you away.
· Youre triggered by everything they sayespecially that rude, snarky talkbut somewhere deep down inside you still love them.
· You have little patience for their irritability and moodiness, but you know you have to be the loving adult.
·... More >
Reframing Tech Speaker Series with Dr. Marcia Linn: Education, Equity, and Underrepresentation in STEM
Seminar | April 26 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 306 Soda Hall
Dr. Marcia Linn, UC Berkeley Graduate School of Education
Bias Busters is hosting the Reframing Tech Speaker Series in Spring & Fall 2018 to start a discussion about the issues underlying the lack of representation of people of color, women, people with disabilities, and other minorities in STEM, as well as wider ethical issues in tech. Each talk will be followed by a discussion about actionable steps we can all take as students, faculty, staff;... More >
Seminar | April 26 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall
Speaker: George Papanicolaou, Stanford
Statistical arbitrage is a collection of trading algorithms that are widely used today but can have very uneven performance, depending on their detailed implementation. I will introduce these methods and explain how the data used as trading signals are prepared so that they depend weakly on market dynamics but have adequate statistical regularity. The trading algorithm itself will be presented... More >
Seminar | April 26 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building
Mike Gil, University of California, Davis
Presentation | April 26 | 1-2 p.m. | 337B Cory Hall
As robotic systems become more pervasive, the need for algorithms that can ensure their safety becomes paramount. In this talk we propose a novel framework for ensuring safety in such systems. This framework is amenable to data-driven methods that learn about the system's safety through observations.
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 >
Seminar | April 26 | 2-3 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Room 250
Dr. David Jassby, Associate Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California – Los Angeles
Information Session | April 26 | 2-3:30 p.m. | East Asian Library, Rm. 341
Introduction to locating materials and information in Western languages in the area of East Asian Studies by using library databases, catalogs and other bibliographic tools.
Seminar 251, Labor Seminar: "The Roots of Health Inequality and the Value of Intra-family Information"
Seminar | April 26 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall
Lecture | April 26 | 2-3 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium, 3rd floor
Dr. Ann Lee-Karlon, BioE '89, Genentech
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 | April 26 | 3-4 p.m. | 132 Mulford Hall
Youngryel Ryu, Associate Professor, Seoul National University shares his talk, "Integration of near-surface and satellite remote sensing to monitor land-atmosphere interactions from the leaf to global scales"
Coffee will be served at 2:00 PM in 139 Mulford Hall. Please bring a reusable mug.
This event is open to the public.
Seminar | April 26 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition
Emery Brown , Massachusetts Institute of Technology
This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH
Panel Discussion | April 26 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 4229 Dwinelle Hall
Pierre Serna, Peter Sahlins, David Bates, Department of History
A conversation between Pierre Serna, Peter Sahlins (History, Berkeley) & David Bates (Rhetoric, Berkeley). Part II of a series of two talks. Part I (April 23): "Whither the French Revolution?". A talk by Pierre Serna (Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne) with comments by Carla Hesse (History, Berkeley).
& Susan Maslan (French, Berkeley).
Reading - Nonfiction | April 26 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Haviland Hall, Social Research Library (227 Haviland Hall)
Ellen Moore, Institute for the Study of Societal Issues
Grateful Nation: Student Veterans and the Rise of the Military-Friendly Campus (Duke University Press) traces the college experiences of Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans on California college campuses. Ellen Moore's book findings challenge the popular narrative that explain student veterans' academic difficulties, while showing how these narratives lead to suppression of campus debates about... More >
Seminar | April 26 | 4-5 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall
Seongjoo Min, UCB
Panel Discussion | April 26 | 4-6 p.m. | 4229 Dwinelle Hall
Pierre Serna and Peter Sahlins will discuss their respective books, "Like Beasts: Political History of the Animal in Revolution (1750-1840)" and "1668: The Year of the Animal in France." They will be joined by David Bates, author of "Enlightenment Aberrations: Error and Revolution in France."
Lecture | April 26 | 4-6 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall
David C. Engerman, Ottilie Springer Professor of History, Brandeis University
Debates over foreign aid can seem strangely innocent of history. Economists argue about effectiveness and measurementhow to make aid work. Meanwhile, critics in donor countries bemoan what they see as money wasted on corrupt tycoons or unworthy recipients. What most ignore is the essentially political character of foreign aid. Looking back to the origins and evolution of foreign aid during the... More >
Colloquium | April 26 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library
Dafna Zur, Stanford University
Steven Lee, UC Berkeley
Figuring Korean Futures is the story of the emergence and development of writing for children in modern Korea. This privileged location enabled writers and illustrators, educators and psychologists, intellectual elite and laypersons to envision the child as a powerful antidote to the present and as an uplifting metaphor of colonial Korea's future.
Lecture | April 26 | 4-6 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, Warren Room, 295 Simon
This is the Annual Kadish Center on Morality, Law, and Public Affairs Lecture with invited scholar David Sklansky, Stanley Morrison Professor of Law, Stanford Law School. Prof. Sklansky is also Co-Director of the Stanford Criminal Justice Center.
David Alan Sklansky teaches and writes about criminal law, criminal procedure, and evidence. His scholarship has addressed the law, sociology, and... More >
Lecture | April 26 | 4-6 p.m. | 2521 Channing Way (Inst. for Res. on Labor & Employment)
Richard Walker, Professor Emeritus, UC Berkeley Geography
The San Francisco Bay Area is currently the jewel in the crown of capitalismthe tech capital of the world and a gusher of wealth from the Silicon Gold Rush. It has been generating jobs, spawning new innovation, and spreading ideas that are changing lives everywhere. It boasts of being the Left Coast, the Greenest City, and the best place for workers in the USA. So what could be wrong? It may... More >
Lecture | April 26 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 7205 Dwinelle Hall
Carol Redmount, University of California, Berkeley
The AHMA Colloquium is a series of informal papers that typically hosts a mixture of visiting scholars and Berkeley faculty.
Colloquium | April 26 | 4-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall
Song Sun, UC Berkeley
A K3 surface is a simply connected compact complex surface with trivial canonical bundle. Moduli space of K3 surfaces has been extensively studied in algebraic geometry and it can be characterized in terms of the period map by the Torelli theorem. The differential geometric significance is that every K3 surface admits a hyperkahler metric (a metric whose holonomy group is SU(2)), which is in... More >
Panel Discussion | April 26 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 300 Wheeler Hall
Elbaum will discuss his book Revolution in the Air: Sixties Radicals Turn to Lenin, Mao, and Che with Colleen Lye (UC Berkeley) and Joshua Clover (UC Davis).
Building Equitable and Inclusive Food Systems at UC Berkeley: Foodscape Mapping Project Policy Town Hall
Colloquium | April 26 | 5-7 p.m. | David Brower Center, Tamalpais Room
2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704
From 2015 to 2018, the Berkeley Food Institute collected data on the entities at UC Berkeley who participate in food-related learning and practice on campusencompassing teaching, student and faculty research, student organizations, administrative decisions and initiatives, and dining services and procurementwith the goal of revealing barriers to the full participation of historically... More >
William E. B. Sherman | A Practice of Revelation: Apocalypse, Vernacular, and Identity along the Afghan Frontier
Lecture | April 26 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conference Room)
William E. B. Sherman, Assistant Professor, Department of Religion Studies, University of North Carolina at Charlotte
Munis Faruqui, Director, Institute for South Asia Studies; Sarah Kailath Professor of India Studies; Associate Professor in the Department of South and Southeast Asian Studies
Abhishek Kaicker, Assistant Professor of History, UC Berkeley
A lecture by the S.S. Pirzada Dissertation Prize in Pakistan Studies recipient for 2017.
Lecture | April 26 | 6-7:30 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall | Note change in date
Nahid Siamdoust, Yale University
Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Center for Iranian Diaspora Studies (San Francisco State University)
Music is an alternative and revealing way for studying post-revolutionary Iranian society and politics. In this book talk, Nahid Siamdoust discusses music as a potent cultural register that facilitates political expression and communication, while tracing the evolution of cultural and social policy making in Iran. Drawing on over five years of research in Iran, including the 2009 protests, she... More >
Film - Feature | April 26 | 7 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Czech animator Karel Zeman captures the wonder in Gustave Dorés illustrations for a classic novel by using live action against a series of fairy-tale backgrounds and enchanting visual pyrotechnics. With Méliès/Jules Verne short Impossible Voyage.
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 – August 31, 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 | 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 16, 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 >