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Thursday, November 8, 2018

Picturing Franklin Lloyd Wright: Pedro Guerrero, Photographer with Ray Telles

Lecture | November 8 |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Ray Telles

 Arts + Design

Raymond Telles’ thirty-five year career in film and television includes the production of numerous documentaries and segments for PBS, ABC, NBC, National Geographic, Discovery and Univision. Among the documentaries Telles has produced and directed are: The Storm that Swept Mexico; The Fight in the Fields: Cesar Chavez and the Farmworkers; Struggle, Children of the Night (Frontline); The Peril and...   More >

Applied Math Seminar: Convex optimization for multimarginal optimal transport problem with Coulomb cost

Seminar | November 8 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 732 Evans Hall

 Yuehaw Khoo, Stanford University

 Department of Mathematics

We introduce methods from convex optimization to solve the multimarginal transport problem arise in the context of strictly correlated electron density functional theory. Convex relaxations are used to provide outer approximation to the set of $N$-representable 2-marginals and 3-marginals, which in turn provide lower bounds to the energy. We further propose rounding schemes based on tensor...   More >

History Painting in 21st-Century Cuba

Lecture | November 8 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 2 LeConte Hall

 Alexis Esquivel

 Department of History

Renowned Cuban painter and performance artist Alexis Esquivel discusses his work in the genre of history painting, at the intersection of arts, politics, and race. In Spanish with simultaneous translation available. Sponsored by the Department of History and CLAS

Open Seminar: Characterization and Gender, 1800-2008 with Ted Underwood

Seminar | November 8 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 220 Geballe Room

 Ted Underwood, Professor in the School of Information Sciences and the English Department, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

 Digital Humanities at Berkeley, D-Lab, Department of Comparative Literature, Information, School of, Library, Townsend Center for the Humanities

Professor of English and Information Science Ted Underwood will lead a discussion on the findings of his distant reading study on gender and fiction.

Econ 235, Financial Economics Seminar: "TBA"

Seminar | November 8 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | C210 Haas School of Business

 Dean Karlan, Northwestern University

 Department of Economics

Joint with the Haas Finance Seminar

Excited electronic states: Dielectric screening and hot-electron mediated ion diffusion

Seminar | November 8 | 12-1 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 André Schleife, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

 Computational Materials at Berkeley

High-performance computing enables quantum-mechanical studies of material properties with unprecedented accuracy: In particular, many-body perturbation theory is capable of predicting electronic and optical properties in excellent agreement with experiment. Dynamics of excited electrons that interact with fast-moving ions can be investigated accurately and efficiently using real-time...   More >

Oliver E. Williamson Seminar

Seminar | November 8 | 12-1:30 p.m. | C330 Haas School of Business

 Nancy Qian, Kellogg

 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 >

IB Seminar: The ecology and cell biology of life history evolution

Seminar | November 8 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Didem Sarikaya, University of California, Davis

 Department of Integrative Biology

Global Social Venture Competition: Info Session

Information Session | November 8 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | Haas School of Business, N340/344 Chou Hall

 Institute for Business and Social Impact

Innovating meaningful solutions to the world’s 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 an info session! Applications are due December 3, so join us to learn more about the eligibility guidelines, venture requirements, and helpful tips to strengthen...   More >

  Register online

AppNet Meeting

Meeting | November 8, 2018 – May 9, 2019 the second Thursday of the month every other month | 1-2 p.m. | 212 Cory Hall


AppNet is a platform-agnostic community of practice for application programmers at UC Berkeley.

For the 2018-19 academic year, AppNet is holding informal meetings to just "talk shop", without scheduled speakers or agenda.
These meetings are held bimonthly on the second Thursday of every other month, from 1 to 2 pm, in 212 Cory Hall. Come join us!

EHS 201 Biosafety in Laboratories

Course | November 8 | 1:30-3:30 p.m. | 177 Stanley Hall

 Office of Environment, Health & Safety

This training is required for anyone who is listed on a Biological Use Authorization (BUA) application form that is reviewed by the Committee for Laboratory and Environmental Biosafety (CLEB). A BUA is required for anyone working with recombinant DNA molecules, human clinical specimens or agents that may infect humans, plants or animals. This safety training will discuss the biosafety risk...   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 >

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research and Finding a Mentor Workshop

Workshop | November 8 | 2-3 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 >

Learning Movement and Social Behaviors in Multi-Agent Settings

Seminar | November 8 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 540AB Cory Hall

 Igor Mordatch, Senior Research Scientist, Open AI

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

In this talk, I will discuss how principles of optimal control, learning, and model-based reasoning can be used to generate and explain a broad range of human movement behaviors, from locomotion to dexterous manipulation, applicable both in simulation and on physical robot platforms.

The Digital Future of the European Union – Will There be Any?

Lecture | November 8 | 4-5 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Peter Fatelnig, Minister-Counsellor for digital economy policies at the Delegation of the European Union to the United States

 Institute of European Studies

Over the last three years the European Union has embarked on an unprecedented number of initiatives to modernize the old continents' digital rulebook. Dubbed the "Digital Single Market Policy" it includes a massive package of legislative and non-legislative measures. The conversation will start with major legislation such as the GDPR, the new copyright rules or net neutrality, but also include...   More >

Rock and Rule: Popular Music in Cold War Poland and East Germany

Lecture | November 8 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 270 Stephens Hall

 Kyrill Kunakhovich, Assistant Professor, Corcoran Department of History, University of Virginia

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

We often hear that rock and roll helped bring down communist regimes, but they themselves believed that it could help their cause. For much of the Cold War, communist states taught rock in schools, organized popular music festivals, and held singing competitions on TV. However, things did not always go as planned. This talk considers what rock looked like on the other side of the Iron Curtain,...   More >

AHMA Colloquium - Tools for Georeferencing and Preserving the Ancient Mediterranean

Lecture | November 8 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 7205 Dwinelle Hall

 Sarah Bond, University of Iowa

 Ancient History and Mediterranean Archaeology, Graduate Group in

This paper is part of a larger lecture series entitled "Digital Humanities and the Ancient World." The events are co-sponsored by the AHMA Colloquium and the Townsend Center for the Humanities.

From Rio to Ulm: Brazilian Poetry, Design, and State Development

Lecture | November 8 | 4-5:30 p.m. |  2334 Bowditch (Center for Latin American Studies)

 Nathaniel Wolfson, UC Berkeley

 Center for Latin American Studies

In this talk, Wolfson focuses on the experiences of Brazilian students at the Ulm School of Design in the 1960s and the corresponding transnational debates concerning form and semantics in literature and design.

A building at the Ulm School of Design in Germany. (Photo from modernist design.)

TDPS Speaker Series: The Making of Antíkoni

Panel Discussion | November 8 | 4-5:30 p.m. |  Hearst Museum of Anthropology

 Jenni(f)er Tamayo, Director and TDPS Graduate Student, UC Berkeley's Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies; Beth Piatote, Playwright and Associate Professor, Native American Studies, UC Berkeley's Department of Ethnic Studies; Mark Griffith, Professor of Classics and Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies, UC Berkeley's Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies; Catherine Cole, Divisional Dean of Arts, University of Washington, School of Drama, University of Washington

 Department of Theater, Dance & Performance Studies, Department of Classics, Native American Studies, Arts + Design, Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

This panel offers diverse perspectives on the intellectual, practical, and political aspects of making the play, 'Antíkoni', presented in staged readings at the Hearst Museum of Anthropology on November 6-7, 2018. The panelists will discuss the play’s engagement with the Sophocles tragedy 'Antigone', the contemporary conflicts over human remains, and the play’s inaugural reading in the Hearst Museum.

Public Opinion on Policy Solutions:: The Role of Equivalence Frames, Policy Scope, and Party Cues

Colloquium | November 8 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 2538 Channing (Inst. for the Study of Societal Issues), Wildavsky Conference Room

 Laura Stoker Ph.D., Associate Professor of Political Science, UC Berkeley

 Institute for the Study of Societal Issues

Our research brings together insights from three disparate literatures—on equivalence framing, scope sensitivity, and party cue-taking—to study public opinion on policies designed to ameliorate problems facing the nation, including the opioid crisis, gun violence, identity theft, failing infrastructure, domestic violence, pollution, teenage bullying, and access to health care.

Mathematics Department Colloquium: Some applications of analytic techniques to geometric and dynamical system problems

Colloquium | November 8 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Colin Guillarmou, Orsay

 Department of Mathematics

We review new results based on harmonic and microlocal analysis in order to obtain positive answers to certain geometric inverse problems and questions about dynamical systems going back to Smale and Fried.

Study Abroad in France Info Session

Information Session | November 8 | 4:30-6 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Learn how you can study abroad in France, home to some of history’s greatest artists, writers and scholars.

Explore all of our programs in France here: http://studyabroad.berkeley.edu/explore/programs?country=96

Haas Scholars Program Info Session: $13,800 to carry out a final project in *ANY* major

Information Session | November 8 | 4:30-5:30 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Leah Carroll, Haas Scholars

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Learn about how to apply to this research program for your last year!

The Haas Scholars Program supports twenty undergraduates with financial need with their interest for conducting research during their final year at UC-Berkeley. Applicants are evaluated primarily on the merit and originality of their proposal for an independent research or creative project that will serve as the basis for a...   More >

GWE Terrarium Making Social

Social Event | November 8 | 5-7 p.m. |  Anthony Hall

 Graduate Assembly

Join the Graduate Women of Engineering (GWE) for some fall crafting fun! We will supply everything you need to make your own terrarium!

Bayer Info Session

Information Session | November 8 | 5-7 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Bioengineering (BioE)

Come learn about Bayer! A huge employer of Berkeley alumni, Bayer is one of the world’s largest and oldest pharmaceutical companies.
Food provided and resumes accepted!
Hiring summer interns!

Modeling Perspective and Parallax to Tell the Story of Genre Fiction with Ted Underwood

Seminar | November 8 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 220 Geballe Room

 Ted Underwood, Professor in the School of Information Sciences and the English Department, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

 Digital Humanities at Berkeley, D-Lab, Department of Comparative Literature, Information, School of, Library, Townsend Center for the Humanities

Ted Underwood will discuss his work with predictive models of genre literature to explore how implicit assumptions about genre consolidate or change across time.

UROC (Underrepresented Researchers of Color): Research opportunities for who? FOR YOU!!

Workshop | November 8 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Learn about the different research opportunities on campus and how to best prepare for applying to them.

CEDSOC Community Snacktime

Social Event | November 8 | 5:30-7 p.m. | 214B Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design Students of Color

CEDSOC will be hosting another get together this Thursday, 11/8 at 5:30 pm in Wurster 214B to de-stress and hang out. We'll have tea, snacks, coloring books, and puzzles.

Certificate Program in Interior Design and Interior Architecture

Information Session | November 8 | 6-7 p.m. | UC Berkeley Extension San Francisco Campus, room 713

 160 Spear St., San Francisco, CA

 UC Berkeley Extension

Find out how UC Berkeley Extension’s certificate can help you advance or start your career in interior design and interior architecture.

 UNEX 1034. Make reservations online or by calling 510-642-4111

The Sea Ranch and Theories of Place

Lecture | November 8 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Wurster Hall, Gallery, Room 121

 Patricia Morton, University of California, Riverside

 Environmental Design Archives

Join us for our first Gallery Talk this academic year with architectural historian Patricia Morton!

Thursday, November 8, 2018
Wurster Gallery, room 121

6:30 to 7 pm - Light refreshments
7 to 8 pm - Lecture

Free to UC Berkeley Students, Staff, Faculty, and Friends of the EDA

Suggested $10 donation for those outside UC Berkeley

Morton will draw on the EDA's Turnbull / MLTW...   More >

Financial Innovation: The Convergence of Environment and Finance: with Richard Sandor

Lecture | November 8 | 6:30-7:30 p.m. |  Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center

 Richard Sandor, American Financial Exchange

 College of Natural Resources

This talk will focus on programs and financial markets that have facilitated the building of institutions for the minimization of transactional costs to achieve better air quality (e.g. US Acid Rain program and Chicago Climate Exchange). It will also discuss new frontiers and opportunities in areas such as water quality and quantity; and the application of new technologies such as blockchain to...   More >


Lecture | November 8 | 6:30-8 p.m. | 121 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

THU, NOV 8, 6:30pm. Morton will draw on EDAs Turnbull / MLTW Collection to discuss how the design of The Sea Ranch was informed by contemporaneous theories of place as posited by Charles Moore, Donlyn Lyndon, Lawrence Halprin and others. Open to all!

The Treasure

Film - Feature | November 8 | 7:30-9 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Conceived as a documentary, The Treasure became a disarming deadpan parable unearthing layers of Romanian history via the exploits of cash-strapped neighbors. When Costi denies Adrian’s request for a loan, the latter proposes another plan: that Costi rent a metal detector and in return get half of the treasure that might be buried in Adrian’s garden. Costi agrees, but the duo must overcome a...   More >

Imperial Powers: The Roles of Deputies, Substitutes, the Sun God, and the King in the Assyrian Empire

Lecture | November 8 | 7:30-8:30 p.m. | 155 Kroeber Hall

 Mikko Luukko, University of Helsinki

 Near Eastern Studies, The Assyrian Heritage Fund

Dr. Luukko will consider the importance of deputies and substitutes, and the relationship between the sun god, who is the divine judge, and the Assyrian king, the supreme judge on earth. This lecture will offer a new interpretation of the nature of and interconnections between the powers of the Assyrian empire. Mikko Luukko (PhD, University of Helsinki 2004) studied Assyriology, Semitics, and...   More >

Eileen Myles in conversation with Stephen Best

Panel Discussion | November 8 | 7:30-9 p.m. |  Nourse Theater

 275 Hayes St, San Francisco, CA 94117

 Eileen Myles

 Stephen Best, Associate Professor, Berkeley English

 City Arts and Lectures, KQED

Stephen Best will be interviewing Eileen Myles for the City Arts & Lectures program at the Nourse Theater in San Francisco on Thursday, November 8th, 2018 at 7:30pm.

Please consider attending the interview. You can purchase tickets by calling 415-393-4400 or by visiting the City Arts and Lectures website. KQED will also rebroadcast the interview on November 16, 2018.

Eileen Myles is the...   More >

$29.00 Single admission

  Buy tickets online or by calling 415-392-4400

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


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


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 >