Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Seminar | October 23 | 9-9:30 a.m. | Barrows Hall, Radio broadcast, ON-AIR ONLY, 90.7 FM
Aaron Pomerantz, PhD candidate, Department of Integrative Biology; Andrew Saintsing, PhD student, Department of Integrative Biology
Tune in to The Graduates this Tuesday for an interview with Aaron Pomerantz from the Department of Integrative Biology at UC Berkeley. Aaron is a PhD candidate whose research is focused on color in the wings of butterflies and moths.
Information Session | October 23 | 10-11 a.m. | Online
Learn more about our inter-disciplinary Master of Engineering professional program at University of California, Berkeley's College of Engineering. Alumni and admissions/student services staff will answer your questions and discuss our innovative leadership curriculum, capstone projects, technical concentrations, dedicated career services, and admissions criteria.
Seminar | October 23 | 10-11 a.m. | 939 Evans Hall
Rina Anno, Kansas State University
In the category of tangles objects are even natural numbers and morphisms between n and m are (n,m)-tangles up to isotopy. Weak triangulated represenations of this category are usually constructed in terms of generators and relations: we associate a functor to each tangle generator (a "cup", a "cap", or a "crossing"), and prove that certain compositions of these functors are isomorphic. It turns... More >
Seminar | October 23 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall
Dr. Naoya Kumagai, Institute of Microbial Chemistry
Identification of new molecular entities opens a new avenue in chemistry on a broad basis. This talk introduces the development of unique heterocyclic compounds and architectures that are responsible for specific functions in catalysis and peculiar properties as materials.
Miscellaneous | October 23 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. | Soda Hall, In front of HP Auditorium (306 Soda Hall)
"Meet an IBM Intern" Table Event
Ever wondered what it would be like to be a co-op student at IBM? Want to hear directly from interns themselves? Stop by the Soda Hall lobby from 11am-3pm to speak with IBM co-op students who have just wrapped up their internship.
Seminar 217, Risk Management: Proliferation of Anomalies and Zoo of Factors What does the HansenJagannathan Distance Tell Us?
Seminar | October 23 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall
Speaker: Xiang Zhang, SWUFE
Recent research finds that prominent asset pricing models have mixed success in evaluating the cross-section of anomalies, which highlights proliferation of anomalies and zoo of factors. In this paper, I investigate that how is the relative pricing performance of these models to explain anomalies, when comparing their misspecification errors the HansenJagannathan (HJ) distance measure. I find... More >
"My Bad Attitude Toward the Pastoral": The Country and the City in the Poetry of C.S. Giscombe: Global Urban Humanities Fall 2018 Colloquium
Colloquium | October 23 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 170 Wurster Hall
"My Bad Attitude Toward the Pastoral": The Country and the City in the Poetry of C.S. Giscombe"
Assistant Professor of Afircan American Studies
Tuesday, October 23, 12-1:30pm
Part of the Global Urban Humanities Colloquium The City and Its People, Rhetoric 198-3 / ARCH 198-2, Rhetoric 244A / ARCH 298-2
In C. S. Giscombes 1994 book-length poem Here, the... More >
Lecture | October 23 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)
Sarwar Uddin Ahmed, Professor of Finance and Director, BBA Program, School of Business, Independent University, Bangladesh
Sanchita B. Saxena, Director, Subir and Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies; Executive Director, Institute for South Asia Studies
A talk by Professor of Finance and Director, BBA Program, School of Business, Independent University, Bangladesh, Dr. Sarwar Uddin Ahmed.
Presentation | October 23 | 12-1 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall
This workshop consists of one-hour informal presentations on topics related to macroeconomics and international finance, broadly defined. The presenters are UC Berkeley PhD students, faculty, and visitors.
** MUST RSVP**
RSVP by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org by October 18.
Workshop | October 23 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42
Mallory Lynch, Campus Ergonomist, Ergonomics@Work
Learn new ways of performing daily activities with less stress to your back. Practice some useful stretching and strengthening exercises. Wear comfortable clothing.
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.
Lecture | October 23 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 180 Doe Library
Sarita Echavez See, Professor of Media and Cultural Studies, UC Riverside
Prof. See will discuss her new book The Filipino Primitive: Accumulation, Resistance, and the American Museum (NYU Press, 2017) - a counterdisciplinary study of the epistemological, aesthetic and curatorial politics of collecting things and people.
Is a Habitable Planet a Human Right? Juliana v. United States: A discussion with Kelly Matheson, Jordan Diamond, Sharon Duggan et al
Panel Discussion | October 23 | 12:45-2 p.m. | 110 Boalt Hall, School of Law
Kelly Matheson, WITNESS; Sharon Duggan, Our Children's Trust; Tamara Morgenthau, International Human Rights Law Clinic; Ted Lamm, Center for Law, Energy & the Environment
Jordan Diamond, Center for Law, Energy and the Environment
Can litigation and advocacy protect the vulnerable peoples of the world where democracy and politics have failed?
Workshop | October 23 | 1-4 p.m. | 24 University Hall
Spreadsheet Basics: Learn how to navigate in and across spreadsheets. Use AutoFill to build spreadsheets and link them into quarterly reports with basic equations in Microsoft Excel.
* Insert and format data.
* Use AutoFill.
* Insert/delete hide and unhide rows and columns.
* Name, move, add and delete worksheets.
* Apply filters and sorts.
* Export files to Excel... More >
Workshop | October 23 | 1-2:15 p.m. | 177 Stanley Hall
Rosanne Lurie, QB3-Berkeley
Sometimes the word networking seems loaded this workshop, led by Rosanne Lurie, Director, QB3-Berkeley Graduate and Postdoc Career Development will help you get around the myths and fears, and learn the real value of connecting with others. Identify ways that networking can help you in career exploration, career planning, and your job search. We will discuss techniques for talking clearly... More >
Indivisible Tohono: Resisting the US-Mexico Border and Militarization on Tohono Oodham Land Through Education and Civic Engagement
Panel Discussion | October 23 | 1-2:30 p.m. | 554 Barrows Hall
Fantasia Painter, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Ethnic Studies, UC Berkeley
Indivisible Tohono is a grassroots organization working on issues that affect the Tohono O'odham Nation and those that affect the Natives within the state of Arizona and federally. Tohono Oodham is a federally recognized tribe split by the US-Mexico border in what is today southern Arizona, and it has become well known for its recent refusal to allow Trumps Wall on Tohono Oodham land. This... More >
Workshop | October 23 | 1-2:30 p.m. | 309 Sproul Hall
This workshop will provide you with a practical workflow for navigating copyright questions and legal considerations for your dissertation or thesis. Whether youre just starting to write or youre getting ready to file, you can use this workflow to figure out what you can use, what rights you have, and what it means to share your dissertation online.
Seminar 218, Psychology and Economics: Contingent Preferences and the Sure-Thing Principle: Revisiting Classic Anomalies in the Laboratory
Seminar | October 23 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall
Ignacio Esponda, UC Santa Barbara
Seminar | October 23 | 2-3 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall
Dmitry Tonkonog, UC Berkeley
Seminar 237/281: Macro/International Seminar - "Productivity and Misallocation in General Equilibrium"
Seminar | October 23 | 2-4 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall
Seminar | October 23 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall
Ian Agol, UC BERKELEY
We'll discuss Kronheimer-Mrowka's deformed instanton homology of spatial webs $J^\sharp (K;\Gamma )$. For planar webs $K$, we show that $J^\sharp (K;\Gamma ')$ is spanned by foams, where $\Gamma '$ is an appropriate coefficient system.
Tour/Open House | April 24 – October 23, 2018 the fourth Tuesday of the month every month | 3-4 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden
Join Sally Levinson, Garden volunteer propagator, docent and 'caterpillar lady', as she guides you through the Botanical Garden in search of butterflies.
Space is on a first-come basis. Children welcome. Free with garden admission.
Free with Garden Admission
Student Harmonic Analysis and PDE Seminar (HADES): Almost conservation laws and low regularity well-posedness for nonlinear Schrodinger equations
Seminar | October 23 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall
James Rowan, UC Berkeley
For energy-subcritical nonlinear Schrodinger equations, the law of conservation of energy can be used to extend the local well-posedness theory for solutions with initial data in $H_x^1$ to a global well-posedness theory in $H_x^1$. If we want a global well-posedness theory in a Sobolev space $H_x^s$ for $0 < s < 1$, the energy may be infinite, and thus conservation of energy is unavailable.... More >
Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: Moment Varieties of Measures on Polytopes
Seminar | October 23 | 3:45-4:45 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall
Bernd Sturmfels, MPI MIS, Leipzig
The uniform probability measure on a convex polytope induces piecewise polynomial densities on the projections of that polytope. For a fixed combinatorial type of simplicial polytopes, the moments of these measures are rational functions in the vertex coordinates. We study projective varieties that are parametrized by finite collections of such rational functions. Our focus lies on determining... More >
Probabilistic Operator Algebra Seminar: On convolutions and transforms in operator valued free probability
Seminar | October 23 | 3:45-5:45 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall
Weihua Liu, Indiana University
In this talk, I will introduce a class of independence relations which include free, Boolean and monotone independence in operator valued probability. I will briefly review some analytic properties of operator-valued free, Boolean and monotone convolutions. After that, I will show some analytic properties of two other important convolutions which are called orthogonal convolution and s-free... More >
Seminar | October 23 | 4-5 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building
Tess Smidt, LBNL
Special Event | October 23 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 150 University Hall
Dan Morain, Senior Editor, CALmatters
Do you want to make a real impact on important issues of health and social justice in California? Do you care about affordable housing, mental health, access to safe and clean drinking water, treatment of farm animals?
Come to University Hall 150 on Tuesday, October 23 from 4:00-5:30 PM to learn about the 2018 California ballot initiatives at this session led by Dan Morain from CALMatters, an... More >
2018 G.N. Lewis Memorial Lecture: The Application of Physical Organic Methods to the Investigation of Organometallic Reaction Mechanisms
Lecture | October 23 | 4 p.m. | Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall
A Nostalgia Trip Through Some Organotransition Metal Chemistry of the Late 20th Century
Charting Your Course: Planning Your Years at Cal and Beyond: L&S Workshop Series Shoot for the Stars
Workshop | October 23 | 4-6 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall
Graduate Mentors, College of L&S
A workshop focused on planning your college career--including study abroad and internships--to prepare for life after graduation.
Lecture | October 23 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 190 Doe Library
Estimation, planning, control, and learning are giving us robots that can generate good behavior given a specified objective and set of constraints. What I care about is how humans enter this behavior generation picture, and study two complementary challenges: 1) how to optimize behavior when the robot is not acting in isolation, but needs to coordinate or collaborate with people; and 2) what to... More >
Lecture | October 23 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library
Sebastian Dettman, Postdoctoral Fellow in Contemporary Asia, Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center, Stanford University
This past May, a coalition of opposition parties in Malaysia, headed by former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, won power, unseating the National Front (Barisan Nasional or BN) government for the first time in 61 years. This talk will examine the roots of this victory in the unique coalitional dynamics that allowed the BN to hold power for so many decades and for the opposition to win.
Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: Tensor-Multinomial Sums of Ideals and Applications
Seminar | October 23 | 5-6 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall
Robert Walker, University of Michigan
Given a polynomial ring $C$ over a field and proper ideals $I$ and $J$ whose generating sets involve disjoint variables, we determine how to embed the associated primes of each power of $I+J$ into a collection of primes described in terms of the associated primes of select powers of $I$ and of $J$. We discuss applications to constructing primary decompositions for powers of $I+J$, and to... More >
Film - Series | October 23 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall
Organized by Laura Belik, Ph.D. Student in Architecture
Around Arthur Szyk: Berkeley Scholars on Art and History: Household, Halakhah, Haggadah. Family Life and Religious Authority at the Passover Seder
Lecture | October 23 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)
AROUND ARTHUR SZYK
Berkeley Scholars on Art and History
In the course of the 2018-2019 academic year, Berkeley historians, art historians, media, and Jewish Studies scholars will present insightful research and commentary Around Arthur Szyk in a series of programs at The Magnes.
Tuesday, October 23, 2018
2121 Allston Way, Berkeley
Household, Halakhah,... More >
RSVP online by October 23.
Information Session | October 23 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | B100 Blum Hall
Innovating meaningful solutions to the worlds most challenging problems using technology? This year the Global Social Venture Competition (GSVC) is celebrating 20 years of impact and kicking off our application season by inviting you to our first info session! Come and learn more about the eligibility guidelines, venture requirements, and helpful tips to strengthen your application.
Managed... More >
Information Session | October 23 | 6-8 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)
Wonder what working at IBM is like? Join us for a Tech Talk and networking event following with IBMers in a variety of technical roles. Are you submitting applications for internships and full time opportunities this semester? We'll also share some insight into IBM's recruiting process.
Casual (jeans encouraged)
Food will be provided!
Panel Discussion | October 23 | 7 p.m. | JCC East Bay, Berkeley Branch
1414 Walnut Street, Berkeley, CA, CA 94709
An intimate discussion with Erwin Chemerinsky (dean of the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law) and Jeffrey Edleson (dean and professor at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Social Welfare)
The foremost authority of the first amendment and free speech (Chemerinsky) and a leading expert on domestic abuse (Edleson) discuss the rights and privileges of our voiceshow... More >
$12.00 Members $15.00 Public
Performing Arts - Music | October 23 | 8-10 p.m. | McEnerney Hall (1750 Arch St.)
Described as phenomenal and fearless, Grammy nominated pianist Vicki Ray is a leading interpreter of contemporary piano music. Known for thoughtful and innovative programming which seeks to redefine the piano recital in the 21st century, Vickis concerts often include electronics, video, recitation and improvisation.
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.
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)
The Karaite Canon highlights a selection from the over fifty manuscripts he brought to California, along with ritual objects belonging to Cairos Karaite community.
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)
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 >
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)
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 >
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)
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-Kalters photographs smoothly oscillate between two worlds, and two Holy Lands, with one lens.
After immigrating from Poland to the British Mandate of... More >