Monday, October 22, 2018
Seminar | October 22 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 489 Minor Hall
Nevin El-Nimri's Talk
Manipulating Intraocular Pressure as a Novel Avenue for Controlling Myopia Progression
Myopia (near-sightedness) results from progressive, excessive eye enlargement and is associated with blinding complications. It has become a significant public health concern, reaching epidemic levels in some parts of the world. The eye is like a balloon, with pressure inside the eye... More >
Help focus your mind and foster your creativity. Increase your resiliency and well being. Join Jeffrey Oxendine of the School of Public Health for mindfulness practice.
All experience levels welcome; weekly practice or drop in attendance also welcome. Mondays from noon to 1pm.
Must have campus I.D. (Cal 1 card) for entrance
Seminar | October 22 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall
Mariel Supina, UC Berkeley
A Hopf monoid is an algebraic structure that many families of combinatorial objects share. The collection of multiplicative functions defined on a Hopf monoid forms a group, called the character group. Aguiar and Ardila (2017) proved that the character groups for the Hopf monoids of permutahedra and associahedra are exponential power series under multiplication and composition, respectively. In... More >
Political Economy Seminar: "The Long-lasting Effects of Living Under Communism on Financial Risk-Taking"
Seminar | October 22 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall
Ulrike Malmendier, UC Berkeley
The Political Economy Seminar focuses on formal and quantitative work in the political economy field, including formal political theory.
Seminar | October 22 | 2-3 p.m. | 402 LeConte Hall
Mykola Dedushenko, Caltech
I will describe a construction which, for a given \(4d\), \(N=2\) Argyres-Douglas SCFT, seems to produce a three-dimensional TQFT, whose underlying modular tensor category coincides with that of a \(2d\) chiral algebra of the parent \(4d\), \(N=2\) theory.
Seminar | October 22 | 3-5 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall
Brian Smithling, Johns Hopkins
Shimura varieties attached to unitary similitude groups are a well-studied class of PEL Shimura varieties (i.e., varieties admitting a moduli description in terms of abelian varieties endowed with a polarization, endomorphisms, and a level structure). There are also natural Shimura varieties attached to (honest) unitary groups; these lack a moduli interpretation, but they have other advantages... More >
Seminar | October 22 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall
Aleksander Doan, Stony Brook
The notion of a harmonic Z/2 spinor was introduced by Taubes as an abstraction of various limiting objects appearing in compactifications of gauge-theoretic moduli spaces. I will explain this notion and discuss an existence result for harmonic Z/2 spinors on three-manifolds. The proof uses a wall-crossing formula for solutions of generalized Seiberg-Witten equations in dimension three, a result... More >
Colloquium | October 22 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall
Ashwini Deo, The Ohio State University
Partee (1973) first observed that natural language tense expressions are analogous to pronouns in that they can be interpreted indexically, anaphorically, and like bound variables. These referential (i.e. indexical+anaphoric) and non-referential interpretations of tense marking have not been yet shown to have distinct reflexes in natural language temporal expressions i.e. no language has been... More >
Lecture | October 22 | 4-5 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium
Madhu Sudan, Harvard University
Reliable and efficient digital communication is possible today largely due to some wonderful successes in mathematical modelling and analysis. A legendary figure in this space is Claude Shannon (1916-2001) who laid out the mathematical foundations of communication in his seminal 1948 treatise, where among other contributions he gave a mathematical definition of "entropy" and coined the now... More >
Seminar | October 22 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall
Greg Lane, UC Berkeley, ARE
Seminar | October 22 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall
Co-Authored with Dorian Beauchene and Ming Li
Colloquium | October 22 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 1215 Berkeley Way West
David Romps, Physical Sciences and the Berkeley Atmospheric Sciences Center, UC Berkeley, and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
Abstract. Global warming is the most urgent issue of our time: coal, oil, and gas are being burned at an all-time record rate; as a result, the air that we breathe is filling up with carbon dioxide faster than ever before; in response, the Earth is heating rapidly; and both the carbon-dioxide pollution and the associated heating are permanent on any timescale of human interest. How well have... More >
Seminar | October 22 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall | Canceled
Casey Jao, UC Berkeley
I will discuss joint work with Cristian Gavrus and Daniel Tataru in which we study wave maps on a (1+2)-dimensional nonsmooth background. Our main result asserts that in this context, the wave maps system is locally wellposed at almost critical regularity.
Special Event | October 22 | 5-7 p.m. | Silicon Valley Bank Auditorium
3005 Tasman Drive, Santa Clara, CA 95054
Alyssa Ayres, Senior Fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia, Council on Foreign Relations and Author
Sanchita B. Saxena, Executive Director, Institute for South Asia Studies
A conversation with Alyssa Ayres, Senior Fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia, Council on Foreign Relations and Author of Our Time Has Come: How India is Making Its Place in the World.
(FREE ADMISSION WITH PROMO CODE AIF)
Registration opens October 1. Register online by October 22.
Seminar | October 22 | 5:10-6:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall
Yixuan Li, UC Berkeley
In this talk we'll introduce operads and the interaction with sheaf theory. Parallel to the notion of Koszul algebras, we'll define Koszul operads and duality between them. In particular, connections with sheaves and Verdier duality will be explained in an example arising from the moduli spaces of genus zero stable curves with marked points.
Seminar | October 22 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall
Dr. Janet Gunzner, Nektar Therapeutics
Workshop | October 22 | 6-7:30 p.m. | 183 Dwinelle Hall
The Graduate Student Wellness Group and the Sexual Health Education Program are partnering up for three sextastic events this October! Topics include (but are not limited to) consent, healthy relationships, safer sex, STIs/HIV, and accessing birth control! Specifically, we will be addressing what healthy relationships look/don't look like, why STIs are on the rise, how to practice safer sex, and... More >
Meeting | October 22 | 6 p.m. | 5125 Dwinelle Hall
The second round of elections in Brazil is on October 28, 2018. All members of the community, including Bay Area residents, visitors, and UC Berkeley affiliates, are invited to an open forum to express their thoughts and discuss the current political crisis.
Sandow Birk: American Qur'an in Conversation with Professor Asad Ahmed, Department of Near Eastern Studies
Lecture | October 22 | 6-7:30 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall
Sandow Brik, Catharine Clark Gallery in San Francisco; Koplin del Rio Gallery in Los Angeles; P.P.O.W. Gallery in New York City
A project to hand-transcribe the entire Qur'an according to historic Islamic traditions and to illuminate the text with relevant scenes from contemporary American life. Nine years in the making, the project was inspired by a decade of extended travel in Islamic regions of the world.
Los Angeles artist Sandow Birk is a well traveled graduate of the Otis/Parson's Art Institute. Frequently... More >
Information Session | October 22 | 6-7 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)
Heather Conklin, VP, Product Management, and summer 2018 APM interns will talk about the Associate Product Manager program at Salesforce, and the impact our inaugural class of APMs have had on the company.
Our Futureforce University Recruiting Program is dedicated to attracting, retaining, and cultivating next-generation talent. Our interns and new graduates work in offices across the globe... More >
Exhibits and Ongoing Events
Exhibit - Painting | September 10 – December 14, 2018 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | Stephens Hall, 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.
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.
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
"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.
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 Handmaids Tale, this years On the Same Page program selection. On exhibit are library materials and quotes that demonstrate that not only were we wrong to say it cant 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.
Exhibit - Multimedia | September 11 – November 16, 2018 every day | Richmond Art Center (2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, CA)
ON VIEW: SEPT 11-NOV 16 @ the Richmond Art Center. The exhibition, co-curated by Professors Michael Dear & Ronald Rael, explores representations of the US-Mexico ‘borderlands’ in contemporary art. Free & open to all!
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 Librarys 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 >
Exhibit - Painting | October 3, 2018 – May 26, 2019 every day | 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 areasLhasa, Dharamsala, Kathmandu, New York, and the Bay Areathe... More >
Exhibit - Painting | October 17, 2018 – January 27, 2019 every day | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
The paintings of Harvey Quaytman (19372002) 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 >
Exhibit - Painting | August 15, 2018 – March 3, 2019 every day | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
The 1960s architectural phenomenon Supergraphicsa mix of Swiss Modernism and West Coast Popwas pioneered by San Franciscobased artist, graphic and landscape designer, and writer Barbara Stauffacher Solomon. Stauffacher Solomon, a UC Berkeley alumna, is creating new Supergraphics for BAMPFAs Art Wall. Land(e)scape 2018 is the fifth in a series of temporary, site-specific works commissioned for... More >
Exhibit - Painting | September 19 – December 16, 2018 every day | 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 >
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.