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Thursday, October 25, 2018

Bodies and Boundaries: Arts, Migrations, and Identities with Allan deSouza

Lecture | October 25 |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Allan deSouza

 Arts + Design

In this talk, Alex Saragoza and Allan deSouza will hold a lively discussion on the relationships between art and migrations—both literal and metaphorical.
Allan deSouza is a Bay Area multi-media artist. His photography, installation, text and performance works restage colonial material culture through counter-strategies of fiction, erasure, and (mis)translation. His work has been exhibited...   More >

Community Convening: Facilitating Controversial Conversations

Workshop | October 25 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 UC Berkeley History-Social Science Project

Join Bay Area history educators for the first of three community conversations about history teaching. UCBHSSP will introduce participants to conflict dialogue pedagogy, model facilitation, and discuss procedures and context for leading these conversations in your unique context.

 This event is directed at educators.

Paris/Berkeley/Bonn/Zürich Analysis Seminar: On the singular set in the Stefan problem and a conjecture of Schaeffer

Seminar | October 25 | 9:10-10 a.m. | 238 Sutardja Dai Hall

 Xavier Ros-Oton, University of Zürich

 Department of Mathematics

Free boundary problems are those described by PDE's that exhibit a priori unknown (free) interfaces or boundaries. The Stefan problem is the most classical and motivating example in the study of free boundary problems. It describes the evolution of a medium undergoing a phase transition, such as ice passing to water. A milestone in this context is the classical work of Caffarelli (Acta Math....   More >

Drawing from Trees with Karen LeGault

Workshop | October 25 – 26, 2018 every day | 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

The Botanical Garden has an amazing diversity of trees to inspire us. In this two day workshop, we’ll look at the growth, forms and energy of trees - translating what we see and experience with pen and ink, pencil and colored pencil.

$150 / $135 UCBG Member

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Applied Math Seminar: Data-driven methods for model discovery and approximation

Seminar | October 25 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 732 Evans Hall

 Samuel Rudy, University of Washington

 Department of Mathematics

A critical challenge in many modern scientific disciplines is deriving governing equations and forecasting models from data where derivation from first principals is intractable. The problem of learning dynamics from data is complicated when data is corrupted by noise, when only partial or indirect knowledge of the state is available, when dynamics exhibit parametric dependencies, or when only...   More >

Berkeley Writers at Work

Reading - Nonfiction | October 25 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Library/101 Doe

 Professor Edward Frenkel, Professor of Mathematics, UC Berkeley

 College Writing Programs

Edward Frenkel, Professor of Mathematics, will be the featured writer in the Fall 2018 Berkeley Writers at Work series. The event will take place on Thursday, October 25, from noon to 1:30 pm in the Morrison Library, 101 Main Library, on the UC Berkeley campus.

Berkeley Writers at Work: featuring Edward Frenkel

Presentation | October 25 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Library, 101 Doe Library

 Edward Frenkel, Professor, Department of Mathematics

 John Levine, Lecturer, College Writing Programs

 College Writing Programs

Edward Frenkel, Professor of Mathematics, will be the featured writer in the Fall 2018 Berkeley Writers at Work series. The Berkeley Writers at Work series provides a venue for campus writers to talk about their writing process, from getting ideas, to drafting, to revising. Professor Frenkel will read from his work, be interviewed about his writing process, and answer questions from the audience.

Edward Frenkel (photo by Elizabeth Lippman)

Oliver E. Williamson Seminar

Seminar | October 25 | 12-1:30 p.m. | C330 Haas School of Business

 Petra Moser, Stern

 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 >

Creativity and Your Health (BEUHS665)

Workshop | October 25 | 12:10-1 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club

 Jen Guerra, Be well at Work - Wellness

 Be Well at Work - Wellness

Engaging in creative activities (as part of, or outside of our work), allows us to be more productive, balanced, and calm in everyday life. Come explore your creativity through simple, guided exercises, and learn how engaging in creative activities can lower your blood pressure, decrease stress, improve your immune system, and increase your ability to be more productive at work and at home.
This...   More >

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The Origin and Maintenance of Chemical Diversity in a Species-Rich Tropical Tree Lineage

Seminar | October 25 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Paul Fine, University of California, Berkeley

 Department of Integrative Biology

SURF Summer Research Scholarships Info Session

Information Session | October 25 | 1-2 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Sean Burns, Director, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

 Office of Undergraduate Research

OURS Staff will discuss eligibility criteria for SURF programs, benefits of the fellowship and tips for a successful application

Looking in/ Looking out: Exploring Workplace Diversity at Cal: Beeqi003-181025

Workshop | October 25 | 1-3:30 p.m. | 24 University Hall

 Sidalia Reel

 Human Resources

This workshop engages participants in exploring human diversity by reflecting on what makes individuals unique and how it affects one’s worldview. Through telling stories, participants learn more about themselves and others in their organization. This interactive workshop also provides opportunities to practice communication skills for understanding across difference. By the end of this workshop...   More >

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – January 4, 2019 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 >

2019 Judith Lee Stronach Baccalaureate Prize Info Session: Funding for post graduation social engagement projects

Information Session | October 25 | 2-3 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Mary Crabb, Office of Undergraduate Research & Scholarships

 Office of Undergraduate Research

The Judith Lee Stronach Baccalaureate Prize supports intellectual and creative pursuits that heighten awareness of issues of social consciousness and contribute to the public good. The award gives students the opportunity to extend and reflect upon their undergraduate work at Berkeley by undertaking a social engagement project after their graduation.

Up to $25,000.

Seminar 281, International Trade and Finance Seminar:""Can Displaced Labor Be Retrained? Evidence from Quasi-Random Assignment to Trade Adjustment Assistance"

Seminar | October 25 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall | Note change in date, time, and location

 Ben Hyman, Visiting Fellow - Becker Friedman Institute, University of Chicago

 Center for Labor Economics

Joint with Labor

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research and Finding a Mentor Workshop

Workshop | October 25 | 4-5 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

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

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research

If you are thinking about getting involved in undergraduate research, this workshop is a great place to start! You will get a broad overview of the research opportunities available to undergraduates on campus, and suggestions on how to find them.

We will also let you know about upcoming deadlines and eligibility requirements for some of...   More >

Seminar 242, Econometrics: "tbd"

Seminar | October 25 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Peter Toth, Nevada

 Department of Economics

Mathematics Department Colloquium: Hilbert schemes and link homology

Colloquium | October 25 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Eugene Gorsky, UC Davis

 Department of Mathematics

Khovanov and Rozansky introduced a link homology theory which categorifies the HOMFLY polynomial. This invariant has a lot of interesting properties, but it is notoriously hard to compute. I will discuss recent progress in understanding HOMFLY homology and its surprising relation to algebraic geometry of the Hilbert scheme of points on the plane. The talk is based on joint works with Matt...   More >

The Color of Monogamy in Shakespeare's Sonnets

Lecture | October 25 | 5-7 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, Maude Fife Room, 315 Wheeler

 Melissa Sanchez, Department of English, Univ. of Pennsylvania

 Department of English

Shakespeare’s Sonnets register the development of a fiction of somatic, heritable whiteness as a correlate of respectable sexuality, one disseminated in Renaissance celebrations of classical male friendship and imperial allegories of sexual conquest. Yet in their depiction of the entanglements among the poetic speaker, a “fair” young man, a “black” mistress, and unnamed others, the Sonnets...   More >

Intro to Study Abroad and Choosing a Program

Information Session | October 25 | 5-6 p.m. | 220 Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Interested in studying abroad, but don’t know where to start? Our Study Abroad 101 workshop is for you! Come to learn about various study abroad opportunities and how to pick the right program for you.

Political and Operatic Mythologies in Contemporary Italy: Lega Nord's "Va Pensiero"

Lecture | October 25 | 5-6 p.m. | 128 Morrison Hall

 Marina Romani, Lecturer, UC Berkeley / Contributing Writer, San Francisco Opera

 Institute of European Studies, Department of Italian Studies, Department of Music

From operatic Risorgimento fantasies to patriotic myths propagated by the fascist regime, the figure of composer Giuseppe Verdi and of one of his most popular choruses, “Va pensiero,” have become potent receptacles of Italian nationalistic sentiment. One of the most recent displays of cultural re-appropriation is peculiar: since the early 1990s, “Va pensiero” has been claimed as its anthem by...   More >

Reflections on the Movement to Revive the Precepts in Kamakura Japan: With a focus on Eison’s 叡尊 Chōmonshū 聴聞集

Lecture | October 25 | 5-7 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Paul Groner, University of Virginia

 Center for Buddhist Studies

Although Japanese monks are renowned for their disregard for the precepts and monastic discipline, serious monks were concerned with whether they actually were proper Buddhists or not. Professor Groner uses a set of fragments from Eison’s 叡尊 (1201-1290) to explore how serious monks strove to revive the precepts and ordinations. By delving into the background of some of the fragments...   More >

Gary Bass | Nixon, Kissinger, and a Forgotten Genocide

Lecture | October 25 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Gary Bass, Professor of Politics and International Affairs at Princeton University

 Munis D. Faruqui, Director, Institute for South Asia Studies; Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies; Associate Professor, South & South East Asian Studies

 The Subir and Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies, Institute for South Asia Studies

A talk by professor of politics and international affairs at Princeton University and author of "The Blood Telegram: Nixon, Kissinger, and a Forgotten Genocide," Prof. Gary Bass

Medieval and Early Modern Colloquium: Professor Victoria Kahn, "Milton and the Problem of Belief"

Meeting | October 25 | 5-6 p.m. | 330 Wheeler Hall

 Victoria Kahn, Berkeley English

 Department of English

Materials will be pre-circulated on the Colloquium's bCourses site. If you're not yet a member of the site but would like to be added, please reach out to a member of the organizing committee. Alternatively, materials for individual events can be requested from the relevant committee member (indicated above). Food and drinks will be provided.

Please contact David Swensen for pre-circulated...   More >

The Four Axioms of Existence

Colloquium | October 25 | 5-7 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Elizabeth Povinelli, Franz Boas Professor of Anthropology and Gender Studies, Columbia University

 The Program in Critical Theory

It’s hot and it’s getting hotter. As the machinery of capital extraction, industrialism, and consumption refuses to relinquish its grip, temperatures continue to rise and chemical hot zones to spread. Tipping points threaten to alter the nature of what the ecologists of the 70s came to describe as the whole earth, gaia, the biosphere. But until that happens, and even after, the shifts are not and...   More >

Elizabeth Povinelli

Anatomy of a Genocide: The Life and Death of a Town Called Buczacz

Lecture | October 25 | 5:15-7 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 Omer Bartov, John P. Birkelund Distinguished Professor of European History, Brown University

 Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES), Center for Jewish Studies

Omer Bartov is the John P. Birkelund Distinguished Professor of European History at Brown University. He is the author of Anatomy of a Genocide: The Life and Death of a Town Called Buczacz, along with several other well-respected scholarly works on the Holocaust and genocide, including Hitler’s Army, Germany’s War and the Holocaust: Disputed Histories and Erased: Vanishing Traces of...   More >

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Stay Informed and Plan Ahead: H-1B Information Session with Immigration Lawyer from Ware Immigration

Workshop | October 25 | 6-8 p.m. | Career Center (2440 Bancroft Way), Blue & Gold Rooms

 Career Center

H1B is the principal immigration status available for persons temporarily working in professional level jobs in the US. As an int'l student, you should be familiar with the H1B regulations early in your career so you can stay informed and plan ahead!

An immigration law attorney from Ware Immigration will explain the definition of the H1B visa category, the application process, the H1B cap and...   More >

VSR Social Mixer

Social Event | October 25 | 6-8 p.m. |  Daily Pint

 1828 Euclid Ave, Berkeley, CA 94709

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

On behalf of the Berkeley International Office, we would like to invite you to attend our Visiting Student Researcher (VSR) Social Mixer! All are welcome so feel free to invite friends, family or new colleagues.

Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

Free Speech Movement Cafe Educational Programs Presents… 50 Years of 1968: A Conversation with Bobby Seale, Max Elbaum, and Ruth Rosen

Panel Discussion | October 25 | 6-7:30 p.m. |  Free Speech Movement Café (Moffitt Library)

 Bobby Seale; Ruth Rosen; Max Elbaum

 Free Speech Movement Café Educational Programs

For half a century, 1968 has represented a high-water mark of social and political transformation, a year of social upheaval that spanned the entire globe. Ushered in by a New Left that sought to distinguish itself from the Old Left that emerged in the 1920s and ’30s, the monumental events of 1968 set the tone for everything from protest politics to academic leftism.

Today, with the U.S....   More >

 The Library attempts to offer programs in accessible, barrier-free settings. If you think you may require disability-related accommodations, including sign-language interpretation, please contact the event sponsor, fsmprograms@lists.berkeley.edu, ideally

Xilinx Info-Session

Information Session | October 25 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

TBA

Provincial Actors

Film - Feature | October 25 | 7-8:45 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

“A comedy that has the aura of the Prague Film School (FAMU) about it, where Holland studied, and apparently learned a great deal from Milos Forman in the process. It’s about the life, times, cares and foibles of playing theater in the deep provinces, so true to life that the viewer laughs and cries at the same time. . . . Provincial Actors offers a rib-tickling metaphor on the cultural scene in...   More >

Crafter Dark!: Make Halloween Shrinky-Dinks

Workshop | October 25 | 8-10 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Living Room

 ASUC Art Studio

Join us in the ASUC Student Union living room (MLK Jr. Building) for this month's Crafter Dark! We'll be making Halloween-themed "shrinky dinks!"

An Evening with Pat Metheny: With Antonio Sánchez, Linda May Han Oh, and Gwilym Simcock

Performing Arts - Music | October 25 | 8-10 p.m. |  Fox Theater

 1807 Telegraph Avenue, Oakland, CA 94619

 Pat Metheny, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

20-time Grammy winner and 2018 NEA Jazz Master Pat Metheny is known for his broad expressive range across a variety of guitars, from Gibson “archtop” and nylon-string to guitar synthesizer and the unique 42-string Pikasso. Metheny’s latest all-star quartet finds him with longtime drummer Antonio Sánchez, rising star bassist Linda Oh, and versatile pianist Gwilym Simcock.

$36-98 (prices subject to change)

  Tickets go on sale August 7. Buy tickets online or by calling 5106429988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Pat Metheny performs with Antonio Sánchez, Linda May Han Oh, and Gwilym Simcock Thursday, October 25, 2018 in the Fox Theater.

Exhibits and Ongoing Events

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

 Library

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

 Library

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 >

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 >