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Thursday, October 18, 2018

Dance, Heritage, and the Island: A Cuban in Oakland with Royland Lobato

Lecture | October 18 |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Royland Lobato

 Arts + Design

In 2005, Royland Lobato arrived in the Bay Area from his native Cuba. Born in Guantanamo, his fascination with the folklore of the island drove him to become a teacher of Cuba’s musical and dance traditions, especially its Afro-Cuban elements, but also its contemporary popular expression, such as rueda de casino, rumba, son, and other forms. In this lecture, Lobato will discuss his experience as...   More >

Coping with Backlash Against Globalization: National and Firm Strategies

Conference/Symposium | October 18 – 19, 2018 every day | 9 a.m.-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Mr. & Mrs. S.H. Wong Center for the Study of Multinational Corporations, Berkeley APEC Study Center (BASC), Center for Long-term Cyber Security, MSPL Ltd, The Clausen Center, Center for Chinese Studies (CCS), Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Center for Korean Studies (CKS), Institute for South Asia Studies, Institute of International Studies

The rise of trade protectionism, authoritarianism, China, and data competition are all critical drivers of the global economy. We have seen the consequences of these drivers in the move to Brexit, the election of Trump, the promotion of rival trade and financial arrangements by the Chinese, and cyber operations that are a form of societal warfare...   More >

Applied Math Seminar: Dynamical mean-field theory to strongly correlated electronic systems

Seminar | October 18 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 732 Evans Hall

 Jianxin Zhu, Los Alamos National Laboratory

 Department of Mathematics

Electronic correlation effects play an import role in emergent phenomena such as Mott-insulator-metal transition and unconventional superconductivity. Understanding these effects present a theoretical challenge. In this talk, we will give an overview of dynamical mean-field theory (DMFT) and its combination with the local density approximation in density functional theory. Representative quantum...   More >

Econ 235, Financial Economics Seminar: "TBA"

Seminar | October 18 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | C210 Haas School of Business

 Haoxiang Zhu, MIT

 Department of Economics

Joint with the Haas Finance Seminar

Oliver E. Williamson Seminar: "Norms in Bargaining: Evidence from Government Formation"

Seminar | October 18 | 12-1:30 p.m. | C330 Haas School of Business

 Thomas Fujiwara, Princeton

 Department of Economics

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 >

Bancroft Library Roundtable: Education as the Project of Freedom: A Study of the Berkeley Experimental Schools Project, 1968-76

Lecture | October 18 | 12-1 p.m. | Faculty Club, O'Neill Room

 Joanne Tien, UC Berkeley

 Bancroft Library

Joanne Tien will discuss how teachers and students in the Berkeley Experimental Schools Project navigated the ideological tension between constructivist pedagogical approaches and the cultivation of explicit political values that challenge systems of oppression.

 The O'Neill Room has a maximum capacity of 28 people. The doors will be shut and no more attendees may enter once the room is at capacity.

Cook Well Berkeley Healthy Cooking Series: One Pot Meals (BEUHS641)

Workshop | October 18 | 12:10-1 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club

 Kim Guess, RD, Be well at Work - Wellness

 Be Well at Work - Wellness

Making an entire meal in just one pot (or pan) can save you time not only in prep, but also in clean up! These recipes are not your mother’s casserole – you will learn exciting and healthy new meal ideas. Presentation, demonstration, sample and recipes provided.

  Register online

Research Colloquium: Dr. Uri Aviram: Mental Health Reform: Lessons from the Israeli Experience

Colloquium | October 18 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Haviland Hall, Commons/116

 Social Welfare, School of

In July 2015, a major mental health reform in Israel went into effect. It transferred responsibility for hospital and ambulatory mental health services from government to the health maintenance organizations (HMO), integrating mental health services into the general health care system. This study examined the opportunities and challenges associated with implementation of this reform and comments...   More >

IB Seminar: HIV drug resistance evolution: why it was rampant, and how it became rare

Seminar | October 18 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Pleuni Pennings, San Francisco State University

 Department of Integrative Biology

Seminar 251, Labor Seminar: "How workplace consolidation affects workers: Evidence from Germany"

Seminar | October 18 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall | Note change in time

 Kevin Todd, UCB

 Center for Labor Economics

IB Seminar: Title to be announced

Seminar | October 18 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building | Canceled

 Dan Costa, University of California, Santa Cruz

 Department of Integrative Biology

CEDSOC Community Snacktime

Social Event | October 18 | 1-3 p.m. | Wurster Hall, Landscape Courtyard

 College of Environmental Design Students of Color

Take a break from the grind of the semester and chat and enjoy snacks with your fellow students in the Landscape Courtyard!

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – December 30, 2018 every Sunday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday with exceptions | 1:30-2:45 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

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 gardentours@berkeley.edu...   More >

Seminar 251, Labor Seminar: "Housing Market Channels of Segregation"

Seminar | October 18 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Nicholas Li, UCB

 Center for Labor Economics

How to Write a Research Proposal Workshop

Workshop | October 18 | 3-4 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Leah Carroll, Haas Scholars Program Manager/Advisor, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

 Office of Undergraduate Research

If you need to write a grant proposal, this workshop is for you! You'll get a headstart on defining your research question, developing a lit review and project plan, presenting your qualifications, and creating a realistic budget.

The workshop is open to all UC Berkeley students (undergraduate, graduate, and visiting scholars) regardless of academic discipline. It will be especially useful for...   More >

A cortical reinforcement prediction error encoded by VIP interneurons

Seminar | October 18 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

 Adam Kepecs, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Majors, Minors, Declaring, Oh My! How to Find the Major That’s Right For You: L&S Workshop Series Ursa Major

Workshop | October 18 | 4-6 p.m. | 3401 Dwinelle Hall

Graduate Mentors, College of L&S

 College of Letters & Science, L&S Graduate Mentors

A workshop focused on the different ways to research majors and interdisciplinary majors.

Computing Elastic Parameters to Discover High Strength, Ductile Structural Alloys

Seminar | October 18 | 4-5 p.m. | 348 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Dr. Ian Stewart Winter, Postdoc, Materials Science & Engineering, UC Berkeley

 Materials Science and Engineering (MSE)

The computer-aided discovery of structural alloys is a burgeoning area of research. A primary challenge in the field is to identify computable screening parameters that embody key structural alloy properties, such as strength and ductility. In this talk two parameters are introduced that attempt to deal with these two properties. First, an elastic anisotropy parameter that captures a material’s...   More >

The Screen in Sound: Toward a Theory of Listening

Lecture | October 18 | 4-6 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Rey Chow, Anne Firor Scott Professor of Literature in Trinity College of Arts and Sciences, Duke University

 Department of Gender and Women's Studies

This lecture is drawn from Rey Chow’s chapter in the anthology Sound Objects (Duke UP, forthcoming), ed. James A. Steintrager and Rey Chow. By foregrounding crucial connections among sound studies, poststructuralist theory, and contemporary acousmatic experiences, the lecture presents listening as a trans-disciplinary problematic through which different fields of study resonate in fascinating ways.

Why the Constitution? The Problem of Taxes and Slavery

Lecture | October 18 | 4-6 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, This is a webinar event.

 Robin Einhorn, Professor, Department of History

 UC Berkeley History-Social Science Project

UCBHSSP is pleased to co-sponsor with the National Humanities Center, this virtual scholar talk with the Professor Robin Einhorn of the UC Berkeley Department of History.

This webinar will examine the relevant clauses of the Articles of Confederation and the Constitution, along with extracts from and letters about the key debates in the Continental Congress, Philadelphia convention, and some...   More >

 This is a virtual event.

Seminar 242, Econometrics: "Reasonable Doubt: When are Callbacks a Crime?"

Seminar | October 18 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Christopher Walters, UCB

 Department of Economics

Mathematics Department Colloquium: Singularities of solutions of the Hamilton-Jacobi equation. A toy model: distance to a closed subset.

Colloquium | October 18 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Albert Fathi, Georgia Institute of Technology

 Department of Mathematics

This is a joint work with Piermarco Cannarsa and Wei Cheng.

If A is a closed subset of the Euclidean space $R^k$, the Euclidean distance function $d_A : R^k \to [0, + \infty[$ is defined by

$$d_A(x) = \mathrm{min}_{a \in A} ||x − a||.$$

This function is Lipschitz, therefore differentiable almost everywhere. We will give topological properties of the set Sing(F) of points in $R^k \setminus...   More >

Transformation Of Backward Politics In India: The Case Of Uttar Pradesh

Lecture | October 18 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Gilles Verniers, Assistant Professor of Political Science and Director of the Trivedi Centre for Political Data, Ashoka University

 Institute of International Studies, Institute for South Asia Studies

Electoral politics in the state of Uttar Pradesh is undergoing profound changes. A long phase of explicit caste and religion-based electoral politics has given way to inclusive political discourses and electoral strategies that have produced more diverse assemblies, in terms of caste and communities composition. At the same time, a new political class has emerged, grounded in local business...   More >

BODY MUSIC: The Oldest Music on the Planet

Colloquium | October 18 | 5 p.m. | 125 Morrison Hall

 Department of Music

Body Music, also known as Body Percussion and Body Drumming, is the oldest music on the planet. Before people were hollowing logs and slapping rocks, they were using their bodies to stomp, clap, sing, snap and grunt their musical ideas. There are many traditional Body Musics in the world, from African-American Hambone and Flamenco Palmas to Sumatran Saman and Ethiopian Armpit music. Join our...   More >

UROC (Underrepresented Researchers of Color): Proposal/Personal Statement Writing

Workshop | October 18 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Thinking about research, but don't have experience writing a proposal? Come talk to us! We'll be giving a presentation on how to approach each step that goes along with putting together a proposal.

Race in Brazil: A Historical Overview

Lecture | October 18 | 6-8 p.m. |  Hearst Museum of Anthropology

 Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

Brazil was the site of the largest slave-based economy in the Americas and the last country in the hemisphere to abolish the institution. For most of the twentieth century, Brazil was described as a “racial democracy” – a place where clear racial categories and race-based discrimination do not exist. This presentation discusses the history of slavery, emancipation, and post-emancipation in Brazil...   More >

The Unconscious Is Structured Like a Workplace: Brainwork, Artwork and the Divided Labor of Thought in Late-Victorian Fiction

Lecture | October 18 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, 330, English Department Lounge

 Emily Steinlight, Stephen M. Gorn Family Assistant Professor of English, Penn Arts & Sciences

 Department of English

This talk will find a prehistory of the contemporary problematic of the “creative economy” in two late-Victorian novels of the art world, Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray and George Du Maurier’s Trilby. Examining the relation they plot out between psychic processes and aesthetic production, it will assess how these narratives track art to unconscious sources that strangely resemble the...   More >

Interdisciplinary Marxist Working Group

Meeting | September 20 – December 13, 2018 every other Thursday | 6-8 p.m. | 306 Wheeler Hall

 Department of English

Please join us for this semester's first meeting of the IMWG on Thursday, Sept 6 from 6-8pm in the Wheeler English lounge. We will be continuing with where we left off last semester in Capital, with plans to finish volume 1 by early October.

No prior knowledge of Capital or Marx is required, and everyone is welcome. I'm attaching a rough schedule, as our readings after Capital vol 1 will...   More >

Online Fact-Finding and the Future of Journalism

Panel Discussion | October 18 | 6-7 p.m. | North Gate Hall, Library

 Graduate School of Journalism, Human Rights Center

*** LIVESTREAM the event at 6:00PM (PST): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zf0BavI1bB8 ***

Journalism, law, and human rights advocacy in the 21st century are ever-more dependent on online fact-finding and analysis—each upended by fundamental changes in technology that have hastened the flow of information and misinformation. And yet the craft and practice of accessing, parsing, and analyzing...   More >

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Holloway Series in Poetry: Tom Pickard

Reading - Literary | October 18 | 6:30-10 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, 315, Maude Fife

 Tom Pickard

 Department of English, Holloway Reading Series

Thought Lounge: Come for free dinner and a chance to talk with homeless community advocates and experts about the issues surrounding People's Park!

Meeting | October 18 | 9-11 p.m. | B1 Hearst Field Annex

 Suitcase Clinic

The Suitcase Clinic’s Advocacy Task Force, a student-run group involved in advocating for the locally underserved and homeless community, will be hosting an event called the Thought Lounge, an open space to learn and discuss more about the history and value of People’s Park from 6:00-7:30 pm on Thursday, October 18 in Hearst Field Annex, Room B1. This event will feature FREE DINNER and a Q&A...   More >

 First 25 People to RSVP at: tinyurl.com/thoughtlounge1

Exhibits and Ongoing Events


Exhibit - Multimedia | August 29 – October 21, 2018 every day | 210 Wurster Hall

 Environmental Design, College of

ON VIEW: AUG 29-OCT 21. Works of He Jingtang over the past three decades and their profound reflections on place, culture, time, and future urban development. Free and open to all!

Luminous Disturbances: Paintings by Kara Maria

Exhibit - Painting | September 10 – December 14, 2018 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | Stephens Hall, Townsend Center for the Humanities

 Townsend Center for the Humanities

Kara Maria's "cheerfully apocalyptic" paintings engage with a host of political issues, including war and environmental destruction. On display at the Townsend Center for the Humanities Sept 10 - Dec 14, 2018.

Fiat Yuks: Cal Student Humor, Then and Now

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

 Bancroft Library

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.

Immigration, Deportation and Citizenship, 1908-2018: Selected Resources from the IGS and Ethnic Studies Libraries

Exhibit - Artifacts | August 31 – December 10, 2018 every day | Moses Hall, IGS Library - 109 Moses

 Institute of Governmental Studies Library, Ethnic Studies Library

"Immigration, Deportation and Citizenship, 1908-2018: Selected Resources from the IGS and Ethnic Studies Libraries" contains items from the Ethnic Studies Library and the Institute of Governmental Studies Library addressing historical attitudes and policy around immigration, deportation, and citizens' rights, as well as monographs and ephemera relating to current events.

The Handmaid's Tale: an exhibit at Moffitt Library

Exhibit - Multimedia | September 5 – December 31, 2018 every day | Moffitt Undergraduate Library, 3rd Floor near Elevators


The new Moffitt Library exhibit explores the themes and antecedents of The Handmaid’s Tale, this year’s On the Same Page program selection. On exhibit are library materials and quotes that demonstrate that not only were we wrong to say “it can’t happen here” - it has already happened, all over the world: Berlin, Nazi Germany, Argentina, and yes, here in the US.

 UC Berkeley ID required for entrance to Moffitt Library.

Califas: Art of the US-Mexico Borderlands

Exhibit - Multimedia | September 11 – November 16, 2018 every day |  Richmond Art Center (2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, CA)

 Environmental Design, College of

ON VIEW: SEPT 11-NOV 16 @ the Richmond Art Center. The exhibition, co-curated by Professors Michael Dear &amp; Ronald Rael, explores representations of the US-Mexico ‘borderlands’ in contemporary art. Free &amp; open to all!

Art for the Asking: 60 Years of the Graphic Arts Loan Collection at the Morrison Library

Exhibit - Artifacts | September 17, 2018 – February 28, 2019 every day | Doe Library, Bernice Layne Brown Gallery


Art for the Asking: 60 Years of the Graphic Arts Loan Collection at the Morrison Library will be up in Doe Library’s Brown Gallery until March 1st, 2019. This exhibition celebrates 60 years of the Graphic Arts Loan Collection, and includes prints in the collection that have not been seen in 20 years, as well as prints that are now owned by the Berkeley Art Museum. There are also cases dedicated...   More >

Boundless: Contemporary Tibetan Artists at Home and Abroad

Exhibit - Painting | October 3, 2018 – May 26, 2019 every day |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Featuring works by internationally renowned contemporary Tibetan artists alongside rare historical pieces, this exhibition highlights the ways these artists explore the infinite possibilities of visual forms to reflect their transcultural, multilingual, and translocal lives. Though living and working in different geographical areas—Lhasa, Dharamsala, Kathmandu, New York, and the Bay Area—the...   More >

Harvey Quaytman: Against the Static

Exhibit - Painting | October 17, 2018 – January 27, 2019 every day |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

The paintings of Harvey Quaytman (1937–2002) are distinct for their novel explorations of shape, drawing, texture, geometric pattern, and color application. While his works display a rigorous experimentation with formalism and materiality, they are simultaneously invested with rich undertones of sensuality, complexity, and humor. This new retrospective exhibition charts the trajectory of...   More >

Art Wall: Barbara Stauffacher Solomon

Exhibit - Painting | August 15, 2018 – March 3, 2019 every day |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

The 1960s architectural phenomenon Supergraphics—a mix of Swiss Modernism and West Coast Pop—was pioneered by San Francisco–based artist, graphic and landscape designer, and writer Barbara Stauffacher Solomon. Stauffacher Solomon, a UC Berkeley alumna, is creating new Supergraphics for BAMPFA’s Art Wall. Land(e)scape 2018 is the fifth in a series of temporary, site-specific works commissioned for...   More >

Old Masters in a New Light: Rediscovering the European Collection

Exhibit - Painting | September 19 – December 16, 2018 every day |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Since 1872, the University of California, Berkeley has been collecting works by European artists, building a collection that includes many rare and exceptional works distinguished by artistic innovation, emotional and psychological depth, and technical virtuosity. Consisting mostly of gifts from professors, alumni, and other supporters, the collection continues to evolve, representing artistic...   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.

Face to Face: Looking at Objects That Look at You

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

 Phoebe A. 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 >

The Karaite Canon: Manuscripts and Ritual Objects from Cairo

Exhibit - Artifacts | August 28 – December 14, 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

The Karaite Canon highlights a selection from the over fifty manuscripts he brought to California, along with ritual objects belonging to Cairo’s Karaite community.

The Worlds of Arthur Szyk: The Taube Family Arthur Szyk Collection

Exhibit - Multimedia | August 28 – December 14, 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

Auditorium installation of high-resolution images of select collection items.

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...   More >

Pièces de Résistance: Echoes of Judaea Capta From Ancient Coins to Modern Art

Exhibit - Multimedia | August 28 – December 14, 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 will be continuing in Spring 2019.

Notions of resistance, alongside fears and realities of oppression, resound throughout Jewish history. As a minority, Jews express their political aspirations, ideals of heroism, and yearnings of retaliation and redemption in their rituals, art, and everyday life.

Centering on coins in The Magnes Collection, this exhibition explores how...   More >

Project “Holy Land”: Yaakov Benor-Kalter’s Photographs of British Mandate Palestine, 1923-1940

Exhibit - Photography | August 28 – December 14, 2018 every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 11 a.m.-4:05 p.m. |  Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)

 Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

For nearly two decades, Yaakov (Jacob) Benor-Kalter (1897-1969) traversed the Old City of Jerusalem, documenting renowned historical monuments, ambiguous subjects in familiar alleyways, and scores of “new Jews” building a new homeland. Benor-Kalter’s photographs smoothly oscillate between two worlds, and two Holy Lands, with one lens.

After immigrating from Poland to the British Mandate of...   More >