<< Tuesday, November 20, 2018 >>

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Fall 2018 Berkeley Distinguished Lectures in Data Science

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

 Data Sciences

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.

The Isoëtalian Lineage

Seminar | November 20 | Barrows Hall, Radio broadcast, ON-AIR ONLY, 90.7 FM

 Forrest Freund, PhD Candidate, Department of Integrative Biology; Ashley Smiley, PhD Candidate, Department of Integrative Biology

 KALX 90.7 FM

Tune in for another episode of The Graduates as we speak with Forrest Freund about lycophytes, botany, and plant evolution. Forrest is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Integrative Biology. In the interview, Forrest talks about how he became interested in biology, his background in research, and the plant group he is currently studying, Isoëtes. Forrest also discusses his experience working...   More >

Isoëtes nuttallii

Webinar: Preparing for Your Study Abroad at UC Berkeley

Information Session | November 20 | 8-9 a.m. |  Online Webinar

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Are you ready to take advantage of all UC Berkeley has to offer? Hear from International Student Advisors about what to expect upon arrival, what to bring with you, and how to make the most of your EAP experience at UC Berkeley. The experts - current students at UC Berkeley - as well as UCEAP staff will also be present to help answer any questions you may have.

Students who attend this...   More >

The power of chemoselectivity: Functional protein-conjugates for extra- and intracellular targeting

Seminar | November 20 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Christian Hackenberger, Department of Chemistry, Humboldt University (Berlin)

 College of Chemistry

Our lab aims to identify reactions for the synthesis and modification of peptides and proteins. We apply these to study functional consequences of naturally occurring posttranslational protein modifications (PTMs), in particular phosphorylated Lys- and Cystein-residues,1 as well as to generate novel protein-conjugates for pharmaceutical and medicinal applications.2
In this presentation l will...   More >

Mindfulness Meditation Group

Meeting | February 20, 2018 – January 5, 2021 every Tuesday | 12:15-1 p.m. | 3110 Tang Center, University Health Services

 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.

GUH Lecture: Erich Mendelsohn vs. the Skyscraper Primitives: A Berliner in Jazz-Age Manhattan

Colloquium | November 20 | 1-2:30 p.m. | 172 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

This lecture examines the work and travelogues of architect Erich Mendelsohn and the influence of Manhattans built environment on his future work in Berlin.

Erich Mendelsohn vs. the Skyscraper Primitives: A Berliner in Jazz-Age Manhattan: Global Urban Humanities Fall 2018 Colloquium

Colloquium | November 20 | 1-2:30 p.m. | 172 Wurster Hall

 Global Urban Humanities

"Erich Mendelsohn vs. the Skyscraper Primitives: A Berliner in Jazz-Age Manhattan"
Greg Castillo
Associate Professor of Architecture
Tuesday, November 20, 1-2:30pm
Wurster 172

Part of the Global Urban Humanities Colloquium The City and Its People, Rhetoric 198-3 / ARCH 198-2, Rhetoric 244A / ARCH 298-2

Upon first sight of the Manhattan skyline in 1924, Erich Mendelsohn proclaimed it an...   More >

Seminar 218, Psychology and Economics: An Empirical Study on Paternalistic Decision Making

Seminar | November 20 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Sandro Ambuehl, University of Toronto

 Department of Economics

Seminar 237, A Unified Model of International Business Cycles and Trade

Seminar | November 20 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Saroj Bhattarai, University of Texas at Austin

 Department of Economics

We present a general, competitive open economy business cycles model with capital accumulation, trade in intermediate goods, production externalities in the intermediate and final goods sectors, and iceberg trade costs. Our main theoretical result shows that under appropriate parameter restrictions this model is isomorphic in terms
of aggregate equilibrium predictions to dynamic versions of...   More >

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: Some basic homological constructions

Seminar | November 20 | 3:45-4:45 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 David Eisenbud, MSRI, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

If you study representations (of a group or ring or...), the building blocks are the representations that are there "for free": the regular representation of a group, the free modules over a commutative ring,.... . The applications of representation theory are greatly extended by considering complexes and resolutions, and again there are some that are there "for free", such as the Koszul complex,...   More >

Probabilistic Operator Algebra Seminar: Free products of finite-dimensional von Neumann algebras in terms of free Araki-Woods factors

Seminar | November 20 | 3:45-4:45 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall | Canceled

 Michael Hartglass, Santa Clara University

 Department of Mathematics

A landmark result of Dykema in 1993 classified free products of tracial finite dimensional von Neumann algebras in terms of interpolated free group factors. In 1997, Shlyakhtenko constructed the free Araki-Woods factors, a natural type III analogue of the free group factors. He asked whether arbitrary free products of non-tracial finite dimensional von Neumann algebras can always be expressed in...   More >

Chemical Physiology of Antibody Conjugates and Natural Products

Seminar | November 20 | 4-5 p.m. | 775 Tan Hall

 Gonçalo Bernardes, Department of Chemistry, University of Cambridge

 College of Chemistry

Our research uses chemistry principles to address questions of importance in life sciences and molecular medicine. This lecture will cover recent examples of emerging areas in our group in:

(i) methods developed for site-selective chemical modification of proteins at cysteine, disulfide and lysine and their use to build stable and functional protein conjugates for in vivo applications...   More >

CANCELED: Arik Moran | Chidra: Piercing Karmas in the Himalayas

Film - Documentary | November 20 | 4-6 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room) | Canceled

 Arik Moran, Faculty, Department of Asian Studies, University of Haifa

 Alexander von Rospatt, Professor for Buddhist and South Asian Studies, and director of the Group in Buddhist Studie

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies, Himalayan Studies@UC Berkeley

A documentary that explores an ancient human sacrifice ritual that takes place in an indigenous Hindu community in the Western Himalayas.

Hybrid Perovskite: From Understanding Fundamental Physics to Optoelectronic Applications

Seminar | November 20 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Sergei Tretiak, Theoretical Division, Center for Nonlinear Studies and Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies, Los Alamos National Laboratory

 College of Chemistry

Hybrid organic−inorganic perovskites (HOPs) have demonstrated an extraordinary potential for clean sustainable energy technologies and low-cost optoelectronic devices such as solar cells, light emitting diodes, detectors, sensors, ionic conductors, etc. This talk overviews the main features of the optoelectronic properties of three dimensional (3D) and layered two-dimensional (2D) HOPs by...   More >

My Bolivia: Remembering What I Never Knew

Film - Documentary | November 20 | 7-9 p.m. | 160 Kroeber Hall

 Rick Tejeda, UC Berkeley

 Center for Latin American Studies

Filmmaker Rick Tejada Flores unravels secrets of his family’s past in Bolivia, discovering his grandfather’s hidden role as President during one of the bloodiest wars in Latin America. From downtown La Paz to the remote mountain town of Llojeta, Tejada Flores explores how his family, as part of the white ruling class, perpetuated disparities in rural indigenous communities. He finds both a family...   More >

La Paz, Bolivia, in 1941. (Image courtesy of Rick Tejada Flores.)

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.

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 >

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 >

Dimensionism: Modern Art in the Age of Einstein

Exhibit - Painting | November 7, 2018 – March 3, 2019 every day |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

In the early twentieth century, inspired by modern science such as Albert Einstein’s theory of relativity, an emerging avant-garde movement sought to expand the “dimensionality” of modern art, engaging with theoretical concepts of time and space to advance bold new forms of creative expression. Dimensionism: Modern Art in the Age of Einstein illuminates the remarkable connections between the...   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 >

Well Played! The Math and Science of Improving Your Game

Exhibit - Multimedia | November 17, 2018 – May 18, 2019 every day |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

You don't have to be a pro to know that math and science can help improve your game. In our exhibit, Well Played!, you can experiment with force, angles, and trajectory to get the highest scores you can with classic arcade games such as Skeeball, Pinball, and Basketball.

Want to improve your score? Try our interactive exhibits on the math and science behind force and trajectory, and then head...   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.

Facing West 1: Camera Portraits from the Bancroft Collection

Exhibit - Photography | November 9, 2018 – March 15, 2019 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. |  Bancroft Library

 Bancroft Library

The first part of a double exhibition celebrating the tenth anniversary of the renewed Bancroft Library and its gallery, Facing West 1 presents a cavalcade of individuals who made, and continue to make, California and the American West. These camera portraits highlight the communities and peoples of Hubert Howe Bancroft’s original collecting region, which extended from the Rockies to the Pacific...   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 >