<< Monday, October 29, 2018 >>

Monday, October 29, 2018

Transforming Trauma

Information Session | October 29 | 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Pauley Ballroom

 Laura Van Dernoot Lipsky, The Trauma Stewardship Institute

 The Trauma Stewardship Institute

How to Navigate Amidst Overwhelming Times
Whether because of trauma, crises, or extremely rough days.

Please join us for a day of raising awareness of trauma, vicarious trauma, and systematic oppression.

This workshop will address how we’re being impacted by current and past overwhelm, crises, toll, or trauma and establish concrete means for how to keep on keeping on both individually and...   More >

Set Summary Perception, Outlier Pop Out, and Categorization: A Common Underlying Computation?

Seminar | October 29 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 489 Minor Hall

 Shaul Hochstein, Professor, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Recent research has focused on perception of set statistics. Presented briefly with a group of elements, simultaneously or successively, observers report precisely the mean of a variety of set features, but are unaware of individual element values. This has been shown for both low and high level features, from circle size to facial expression. A remaining puzzle is how can the perceptual system...   More >

Mindfulness at Moffitt: Moffitt Wellness Program

Workshop | October 1 – December 10, 2018 every Monday with exceptions | 12-1 p.m. | Moffitt Undergraduate Library, 501 (Wellness Room)

 Library

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

Moffitt Wellness Program

Free Speech and Voting Rally

Special Event | October 29 | 12-1 p.m. | Sproul Plaza, Savio Steps

 Lynne Savio, widow of Free Speech activist Mario Savio; Leon Wofsy, Professor Emeritus of Chemistry; Leon Litwack, Professor Emeritus of History; Charles Sellers, Professor Emeritus of History; Malcolm Burnstein, Free Speech Movement Attorney

 Carol Christ, Chancellor

 Department of History, Division of Student Affairs

“Free speech doesn’t come from a simple declaration. It is a process of engagement.” - Chancellor Carol Christ

Revisit the 1964 Free Speech Movement with remarks by UC Berkeley emeriti who lived through it. Prepare to exercise your right to vote on November 6 with remarks by current faculty and students.

PF Lunch Seminar:

Seminar | October 29 | 12-2 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Charlotte Bartels, DIW Berlin; Timm Bönke, Freie University Berlin

 Robert D. Burch Center for Tax Policy and Public Finance

Charlotte Bartels - "Was Marx right? Income inequality, capital share and voting behavior in late 19th century Germany"
Timm Bönke - “Lifetime inequality and redistribution in Germany”

  RSVP online by October 25.

Environmental Justice & the Borderlands

Lecture | October 29 | 12-1:30 p.m. |  The Latinx Research Center

 2547 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Dr.Carolina Prado, https://ourenvironment.berkeley.edu/people/carolina-prado

 The Latinx Research Center

Dr.Carolina Prado analyzes the participation of a Tijuana-San Diego social movement network with border environmental governance structures in the U.S.-México border region. Based on 2015 interviews with governance actors in the governmental, social movement & private realms, this lecture delineates an intervention in the field of community participation in environmental governance & a set of...   More >

Oct 29 Environmental Justice & the Borderlands

Children Learning to Collaborate: Cultural Paradigms

Colloquium | October 29 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | 1102 Berkeley Way West

 Barbara Rogoff, University of California, Santa Cruz

 Department of Psychology

How do children learn to collaborate with others? In this talk, Barbara Rogoff discusses cultural differences in children's collaboration and in supports for learning to collaborate. She argues that collaboration is a key aspect of a cultural paradigm for learning that is especially prevalent in many Mexican and Indigenous-heritage communities of the Americas, where children have wide opportunity...   More >

Combinatorics Seminar: Nonsymmetric Macdonald polynomials and Demazure characters

Seminar | October 29 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Sami H. Assaf, University of Southern California

 Department of Mathematics

Macdonald introduced symmetric functions in two parameters that simultaneously generalize Hall—Littlewood symmetric functions and Jack symmetric functions. Opdam and Macdonald independently introduced nonsymmetric polynomial versions of these that Cherednik then generalized to any root system. Sanderson and Ion showed that these nonsymmetric Macdonald polynomials with one parameter specialized...   More >

Visiting Scholar Talk: Mona Kasra

Lecture | October 29 | 1-2 p.m. | Moffitt Undergraduate Library, 340 BCNM Commons

 Mona Kasra, Digital Media Design at the University of Virginia

 Center for New Media

Mona Kasra is an Assistant Professor of Digital Media Design at the University of Virginia (UVa). A cross-disciplinary scholar, Mona examines political and theoretical questions about the power of online images in our digital culture and cross-culturally in her research. She has presented her work at national and international conferences, including The Society for Photographic Education (SPE),...   More >

String-Math Seminar: Coulomb branch integrals and mock modular forms

Seminar | October 29 | 2-3 p.m. | 402 LeConte Hall

 Georgios Korpas, Trinity College Dublin & University of Athens

 Department of Mathematics

We revisit Donaldson-Witten theory, that is the \(N=2\) topologically twisted super Yang-Mills theory with gauge group \(SU(2)\) or \(SO(3)\) on compact 4-manifolds. We study the effective action in the Coulomb branch of the theory and by considering a specific \(Q\)-exact deformation to the theory we find interesting connections to mock modular forms. A specific operator of this theory computes...   More >

Arithmetic Geometry and Number Theory RTG Seminar: Polylogarithms, Chabauty's Method, and the S-Unit Equation

Seminar | October 29 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 David Corwin, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

In the first half, we will review Chabauty's and Skolem's methods. We will then explain how these can be generalized to the non-abelian Chabauty's method of Minhyong Kim. If time allows, I will also mention polylogarithms.

In the second half, we will describe work by the speaker and Ishai Dan-Cohen, building on previous work of Brown, Dan-Cohen, and Wewers, that computes with Kim's method in the...   More >

Arithmetic Geometry and Number Theory RTG Seminar: Polylogarithms, Chabauty's method, and the S-unit equation

Seminar | October 29 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 David Corwin, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

In the first half, we will review Chabauty's and Skolem's methods. We will then explain how these can be generalized to the non-abelian Chabauty's method of Minhyong Kim. If time allows, I will also mention polylogarithms.

In the second half, we will describe work by the speaker and Ishai Dan-Cohen, building on previous work of Brown, Dan-Cohen, and Wewers, that computes with Kim's method in the...   More >

Design Field Notes: Chris Hill and Prat Ganapathy

Lecture | October 29 | 4-5 p.m. | 220 Jacobs Hall

 Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation

About Design Field Notes:
Each informal talk in this pop-up series brings a design practitioner to a Jacobs Hall teaching studio to share ideas, projects, and practices.

About this talk:
Stephanie Chen is a design researcher based in San Francisco. The scope of her work has occasionally driven her mother to ask, "How do I explain what you do?!" The best answer is simply that she studies...   More >

Vision to Action: Towards a Cellular-Resolution Atlas of the Zebrafish Visual and Visuomotor System

Seminar | October 29 | 4-5 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center

 Herwig Baier, Department Genes – Circuits – Behavior, Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology, 82152 Martinsried, Germany

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Understanding brain-wide neuronal dynamics and behavior requires a detailed map of the underlying circuit architecture. We built an interactive cellular-resolution atlas of the zebrafish brain, with a focus on the visual and visuomotor system, and generated from our dataset an inter-areal wiring diagram, which serves as ground truth for synapse-scale, electron microscopic reconstructions. We have...   More >

Seminar 208, Microeconomic Theory: "Games of Love and Hate"

Seminar | October 29 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Rajiv Vohra, Brown

 Department of Economics

Co-Authored with Debraj Ray

Principles, Passion and Purpose:: Standing Up for the Rule of Law in a Turbulent Age

Lecture | October 29 | 4-6 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, Room 105

 Mike Feuer, Los Angeles City Attorney, https://www.lacityattorney.org/

 Law, Boalt School of

Mike Feuer, Los Angeles City Attorney, will present the first annual Judge Harry Pregerson Lecture. At one of the most tumultuous times in the life of our legal system, Feuer will draw on examples from Judge Pregerson's life and career as he explores issues including the fragility of democracy and justice reform.

Analysis and PDE Seminar: Wave maps on (1+2)-dimensional curved spacetimes

Seminar | October 29 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Casey Jao, UCB

 Department of Mathematics

I will discuss recent joint work, with Cristian Gavrus and Daniel Tataru, in which we consider wave maps on a (1+2)-dimensional nonsmooth background. Our main result asserts that in this variable-coefficient context, the wave maps system is wellposed at almost-critical regularity.

Expendables For Whom?: Terry Crews, Phallicism, and the Erasure of Black Male Victims of Sexual Assault and Rape

Lecture | October 29 | 5-7 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, 315, Maude Fife

 Tommy J. Curry, Professor, Texas A&M Philosophy

 Department of English, Department of Ethnic Studies, Center for Race and Gender, Department of African American Studies

The sexual assault of Terry Crews by Adam Venit raises all sorts of questions about the nature of sexual violence and our reluctance to see Black men as victims of sexual assault in the United States. Despite a history of Black men and boys being raped by white men and women, there is no effort to connect the centuries long record of sexual violence against Black males to the sexual victimization...   More >

Deformation Theory Seminar: $A_\infty $ and differential graded algebras

Seminar | October 29 | 5:10-6:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Meredith Shea, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

We will review the theory of $A_\infty $-algebras, their minimal models and differential graded realizations. We discuss the example of the Ext algebra which arises in Koszul duality.

SLAM: The Challenges and Adventures of Unconventional Leadership Roles

Seminar | October 29 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Prof. Geraldine (Geri) Richmond, Univ. of Oregon

 QB3 - California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences

The Good Anthropocene: Terraforming Earth

Lecture | October 29 | 6:30-8 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Kim Stanley Robinson

 Arts + Design, Berkeley Center for New Media

Robinson reminds us that the Anthropocene is a name in a periodizing scheme, or in more than one periodizing scheme. He suggests that, to understand it more fully, we need first to discuss periodization itself. After that, Robinson considers whether it is possible to consider the conditions for creating a “good Anthropocene.

Kim Stanley Robinson is an American science fiction writer. He is...   More >

The Good Anthropocene: Terraforming Earth

Lecture | October 29 | 6:30-8 p.m. |  Osher Theater, BAMPFA

 Kim Stanley Robinson

 Berkeley Center for New Media, CED Studio One

The Anthropocene is a name in a periodizing scheme, or in more than one periodizing scheme, so to understand it more fully we need first to discuss periodization itself. After that it may be possible to move on to considerations of what it would take to create a “good Anthropocene.”

Equal Pay 3.0: New Frontiers in Combatting the Wage Gap

Conference/Symposium | October 29 | 7-8:15 p.m. | Simon Hall, Warren Room (Law)

 Civil Justice Research Initiative, Impact Fund, Thelton E. Henderson Center for Social Justice

Join us for a thought leadership conversation in conjunction with the 25th anniversary of the Impact Fund between four legal trailblazers in the vanguard of the movement for equal pay for women. This free event is presented in association with BerkeleyLaw and the Thelton E. Henderson Center.

 Guest limit is 65. Please register for this free event via our EventBrite registration page: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/equal-pay-30-new-frontiers-in-combatting-the-wage-gap-tickets-50377540580

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 >

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.