Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Lecture | October 30 – December 4, 2018 every Tuesday | 190 Doe Library
Deb Agarwal, Department Head, Data Science and Technology, Computational Research Division, LBNL; Rosemary Gillespie, Professor, Environmental Science, Policy & Management; Rachel Slaybaugh, Assistant Professor, Nuclear Engineering
Kristina Hill, Associate Professor, Landscape Architecture & Environmental Planning and Urban Design
The Berkeley Distinguished Lectures in Data Science, co-hosted by the The Berkeley Division of Data Sciences and the Berkeley Institute for Data Science (BIDS), return for the Fall 2018 series. Lectures feature Berkeley faculty doing visionary research that illustrates the character of the ongoing data revolution.
Organic Syntheses Seminar: The chemistry of high energy intermediates: from methodology to total synthesis
Seminar | October 30 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall
Student Faculty Macro Lunch - "Peer Effects and Debt Accumulation: Evidence from Norwegian Household Data"
Presentation | October 30 | 12-1 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall
Magnus Gulbrandsen, Visiting Student Researcher / PhD Candidate
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 25.
Meeting | October 30 | 12-1 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, Warren 295
Learn from campus leaders as they share their personal and professional experiences.
RSVP online by October 29.
Metropolis in Ruins. Berlin's Interval of Time, 1943-1947: Global Urban Humanities Fall 2018 Colloquium
Colloquium | October 30 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 170 Wurster Hall
"Metropolis in Ruins. Berlin's Interval of Time, 1943-1947"
Associate Professor of History
Tuesday, October 30, 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
With the modern metropolis emerges also the anticipation of urban ruination. However, what if the... More >
Workshop | October 30 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club
Erica Reischer, Ph.D., Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Parent Coach
Local psychologist, mom, and parent coach Dr. Erica Reischer leads this workshop for parents who want to learn proven parenting methods for shaping positive behavior and raising happy, secure and loving kids. More information about Dr. Reischer is available at www.DrEricaR.com.
Workshop topics include:
· The ABCs of positive parenting: Acceptance, Boundaries, Consistency
· 10 things great... More >
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.
Colloquium | October 30 | 12:40-2 p.m. | 1205 Berkeley Way West
Integrating evidence-based best practices into everyday clinic culture is a longstanding challenge in healthcare improvement and health policy. I describe two projects to improve surgical care for frail older adults and examine how their implementation plays out at the micro-level of clinic culture. Frail older adults who undergo major surgery have high rates of complications, functional decline,... More >
Workshop | October 30 | 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 >
Seminar | October 30 | 2-4 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall
Seminar | October 30 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall
Andrew Caplin, NYU
Seminar | October 30 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall
Nic Brody, UC BERKELEY
We will begin by filling in some details from last time, and describe the p-adic tree in more detail. We'll briefly discuss buildings, complexes of groups, and cubulated groups, which can be viewed as generalizations of Bass-Serre theory. It is a consequence of Bass-Serre theory that finitely generated groups which act discretely on a locally finite tree have a finite index subgroup which is a... More >
Presentation | October 30 | 3-5 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall
Dr. Catherine J. Allen, Professor Emerita of Anthropology at George Washington University
It is often said that the past is present, but to what extent is this true in a region like the Andes after centuries of invasion, upheaval, and cultural repression? Can a view from the present illuminate any aspects of the Andean pastand vice versa? In this lecture, Catherine Allen explores the ways in which ethnographic, ethnohistorical, and archaeological research in the Andes might inform... More >
Information Session | October 30 | 3:30-5 p.m. | International House, Sproul Rooms
Join Berkeley International Office for an update on current immigration issues and changes for international students. 2018 has been another year of change in the world of international student advising, with a number of new policies and practices that impact our F-1 and J-1 students. BIO will go over hot topics in F-1/J-1 student visa status, travel, and employment. Attendees will also get a... More >
Seminar | October 30 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall
Maciej Zworski, UC Berkeley
We will consider the simplest model of graphene given by a hexagonal quantum graph and explain the appearance of the famous "Dirac points". All the relevant concepts, quantum graphs, density of states etc, will be explained from scratch. When the magnetic field is added interesting oscillations appear in physically observed quantities. Using semiclassical methods (with the strength of the... More >
Seminar | October 30 | 3:45-5:45 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall
March Boedihardjo, UCLA
I will present my recent results on operators on $L^p$ and $l^p$. These include (1) a characterization of the weak closure of ultrapowers of operators on $L^p$ and (2) $l^p$ versions of some results in the Brown-Douglas-Fillmore theory. Some applications will be shown: (1) ultrapowers of operators on $L^p$ have exactly 4 nontrivial invariant subspaces if the ultrafilter is selective (2) every... More >
Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: The Hilbert scheme of a pair of linear spaces and Mori dream spaces
Seminar | October 30 | 3:45-4:45 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall
Ritvik Ramkumar, UC Berkeley
The Grassmannian is a smooth moduli space with very rich geometry that parameterizes simple varieties, namely linear spaces. One can study a "natural" generalization, the component of a Hilbert scheme that parameterizes a pair of linear spaces in $\mathbb P^n$. In this talk we will describe a powerful rigidity result that allows us to completely control degenerations in this component. We will... More >
Lecture | October 30 | 4-5 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium
Professor Jennifer Lewis, Harvard University
3D printing enables one to rapidly design and fabricate materials in arbitrary shapes on demand. I will introduce the fundamental principles that underpin 3D printing methods pioneered by our group. I will then describe the design, composition, and rheological properties of functional, structural and biological inks that we have developed, which are vastly expanding the capabilities of 3D... More >
Panel Discussion | October 30 | 4-5:30 p.m. | International House, Home Room
Join us for our observations about the changing market for international graduate and undergraduate students, the impact of changing visa/immigration debates/policies, and the challenges international students face once they enroll in a US university.
Rahul Choudaha - Executive Vice President of Global Engagement, Research & Intelligence at StudyPortals and CSHE Research... More >
Seminar | October 30 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall
Ron Cohen, Department of Chemistry, UC Berkeley
Film - Documentary | October 30 | 4-7 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, 4429 (Library of French Thought)
Marking the 50th anniversary of May '68, this two-part documentary film offers firsthand accounts of those historic events from the individuals who were on the frontlines: politicians, law enforcement officers, and others who participated in the protests on the streets of Paris. The film shifts point of view from firsthand accounts to archival photographs, political posters and film footage,... More >
Bernard Moses Memorial Lectures featuring Wendy Brown: Neoliberalism’s Scorpion Tail: Markets and Morals Where Democracy Once Was
Lecture | October 30 | 4:10 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room
Wendy Brown will present the Bernard Moses Memorial Lecture on Tuesday, October 30, 2018 titled "Neoliberalisms Scorpion Tail: Markets and Morals Where Democracy Once Was." The lecture is free and open to the public. No tickets are required.
Seminar 221, Industrial Organization: "How Does Competition Affect Innovation? Evidence from U.S. Antitrust Cases"
Seminar | October 30 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall
Hyo Kang, UC Berkeley
Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: Schottky Algorithms: Classical meets Tropical
Seminar | October 30 | 5-6 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall
Lynn Chua, UC Berkeley
We present a new perspective on the Schottky problem that links numerical computing with tropical geometry. The task is to decide whether a symmetric matrix defines a Jacobian, and, if so, to compute the curve and its canonical embedding. We offer solutions and their implementations in genus four, both classically and tropically. The locus of cographic matroids arises from tropicalizing the... More >
Film - Series | October 30 | 5:30-8 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall
Organized by Laura Belik, Ph.D. Student in Architecture
Information Session | October 30 | 6-8 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)
The Schlumberger Technology Innovation Center (STIC) is holding an infosession! We're hosting this event on campus for Cal undergraduate and graduate students alike who are interested to learn more about what we do, the full-time and internship opportunities we have, and to meet some of our team.
Well be bringing in software engineers and data scientists of various specializations to talk... More >
Lecture | October 30 | 6:30-8 p.m. | UC Berkeley Extension (Golden Bear Center), room 202
Youve decided its time for a career change. How big a change can you realistically make? What techniques work and which don't? Career Coach Marty Nemko will offer fresh, but proven, ideas to illuminate the career change process and help you focus your efforts. Which rewarding careers tend to be more open to career changers? How can you prepare for your new career when you dont have the time... More >
Special Event | October 30 | 6:45-8:45 p.m. | Anna Head Alumnae Hall (2537 Haste St.)
Come enjoy a Diwali program hosted by BAPS Campus Fellowship at UC Berkeley! Come enjoy our guest speakers, musical performances, and a traditional Indian dinner at the end of the program!
If you plan on coming, please RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/uc-berkeley-tickets-51108390572
RSVP online by October 30.
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 >