<< Monday, November 26, 2018 >>

Monday, November 26, 2018

Oxyopia Seminar

Seminar | November 26 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 489 Minor Hall

 Kurtis Auguste, Chief of Surgery, UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Mondays Mindfulness at Moffitt

Workshop | November 26 – December 31, 2018 every Monday | 12-1 p.m. | Moffitt Undergraduate Library, Wellness Room

 Human Resources

Overcome insomnia & stress. Focus the mind. Foster creativity, resiliency & well-being. No previous experience required. Open to students, staff, and faculty in the Cal community (UCB ID required to enter Moffitt Library). For the mindfulness-curious to novices and experts. Weekly practice or drop in.

Xenophobic Attitudes and Parties in Central and Eastern Europe

Lecture | November 26 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Dániel Róna, Hungarian Academy of Sciences; Fulbright Visiting Scholar, UC Berkeley

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

When do xenophobic attitudes translate into partisan choice? What supply- and demand-side factors determine the electoral success of far-right parties in the region? This presentation seeks to examine the views of the electorate on minorities (Roma, Gypsy, and migrant populations), the stance of parties, the political agenda, and the institutionalization of party systems in the Czech Republic,...   More >

"If My Friends Could See Me Now": A History of Filipina American Dreams

Colloquium | November 26 | 12-2 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 Catherine Ceniza Choy, Professor of Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies and Department Chair, Department of Ethnic Studies

 Department of History

What would happen if we placed the lives of Filipino women at the center of a transnational narrative about U.S. and Philippine histories? This talk explores the connections and divergences among three Filipino women who migrated to the United States at different times during the twentieth century, led singular careers in education, public...   More >

Sensitivity Analysis in Observational Research: Introducing the E-Value

Seminar | November 26 | 12-1 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Tyler VanderWeele, Harvard School of Public Health

 Department of Statistics

Sensitivity analysis is useful in assessing how robust an association is to potential unmeasured or uncontrolled confounding. This article introduces a new measure called the “E-value,” which is related to the evidence for causality in observational studies that are potentially subject to confounding. The E-value is defined as the minimum strength of association, on the risk ratio scale, that an...   More >

My Mother’s Body, or Mapping the Biological Life of Jim Crow

Lecture | November 26 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 602 Barrows Hall

 Courtney Desiree Morris, Assistant Professor of African American Studies and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, The Pennsylvania State University

 Department of Gender and Women's Studies


Mossville is an unincorporated historic freedmen’s community in Louisiana located north of the industrial Port of Lake Charles. In the 1940s, several petrochemical corporations began building plants around Mossville that contaminated the town’s air, water, soil, and the bodies of local residents. I explore my mother’s cancer journey to argue for a theory of...   More >

An Overview of the NSF Natural Hazards Engineering Research Infrastructure (NHERI) SimCenter at Berkeley: SEMM Seminar

Seminar | November 26 | 12-1 p.m. | 502 Davis Hall

 Sanjay Govindjee, Professor, UC Berkeley

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

This presentation will give an overview of the SimCenter’s recent activities and discuss how students and researchers can participate.

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)


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

Combinatorics Seminar: Cyclotomic factors of necklace polynomials

Seminar | November 26 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Trevor Hyde, University of Michigan

 Department of Mathematics

Necklace polynomials enumerate aperiodic necklaces of colored beads. They have a long history passing through number theory, geometry, representation theory, and combinatorics. I will discuss some recent work which began with the observation that necklace polynomials vanish at many roots of unity. We will see how this phenomenon connects to results of Metropolis and Rota, and how it extends to...   More >

Ground Penetrating Radar for Archaeology

Workshop | November 26 | 12:10-3:30 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Scott Byram, Research Associate, Archaeological Research Facility, UC Berkeley

 Archaeological Research Facility

At 1pm the workshop will begin at the UC Faculty Club lawn where subsurface features are being mapped.

 Workshops cost $50 for non-UC attendees. The workshops are free for students, faculty, and staff. Make reservations online

Seminar 211, Economic History: Fighting Patronage: Performance and Family Ties in the Royal Navy

Seminar | November 26 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Guo Xu, UC Berkeley

 Department of Economics

Seminar 231, Public Finance: NO SEMINAR

Seminar | November 26 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall | Canceled

 Robert D. Burch Center for Tax Policy and Public Finance

Digital Humanities, Egyptology and Heritage Preservation: A Comparative Perspective

Workshop | November 26 – 28, 2018 every day | 2-5 p.m. |  Hearst Museum of Anthropology

 Townsend Center for the Humanities, Near Eastern Studies, LMU-Berkeley Research in the Humanities

The workshop follows a meeting held at the University of Munich in July 2018, within the frame of a project between LMU and UCB on Digital Humanities, Egyptology and Heritage preservation. It aims at discussing new digital approaches for Heritage preservation in ancient Egypt, on a comparative perspective.

Korean Language Resources

Information Session | November 26 | 2-3:30 p.m. | East Asian Library, Room 341

 Jaeyong Chang, C. V. Starr East Asian Library


Introduction to research resources in Korean language in the area of humanities and social sciences.

QP Fest

Colloquium | November 26 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Department of Linguistics

Presentation of graduate student Qualifying Paper research.

Differential Geometry Seminar: Adiabatic limits of Yang-Mills connections on collapsing K3 surfaces

Seminar | November 26 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Adam Jacob, UC-Davis

 Department of Mathematics

In this talk I will discuss the vector bundle analogue of the degeneration problem for Ricci flat K3 surfaces considered by Gross-WIlson (and later Gross-Tosatti-Zhang). Namely, given an elliptically fibered K3 surface equipped with complex vector bundle, what are the convergence properties of a family of SU(n) ASD Yang-Mills connections as the elliptic fibers collapse? Under certain geometric...   More >

Seminar 271, Development: "Testing for Labor Rationing: Revealed Preference Estimates from Hiring Shocks"

Seminar | November 26 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Supreet Kaur, UC Berkeley

 Department of Economics

Design Field Notes: Ian Leighton

Seminar | November 26 | 4-5 p.m. | 220 Jacobs Hall

 Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation

Ian Leighton is a digital product designer from the Bay Area, now based in Lisbon. He graduated from UC Berkeley in Mechanical Engineering (2011). He founded a startup, Embark which created a dozen public transit apps for iPhone, and was acquired by Apple in 2013. At Apple, Ian worked on a large part of the design for Apple Maps Transit. His talk will explore "Design in Transit."

Sustainability in Nordic Studies at U.S. Universities: An Opportunity?

Seminar | November 26 | 4-5 p.m. | 6415 Dwinelle Hall

 Robert Strand, Executive Director of the Center for Responsible Business, UC Berkeley Haas School of Business and Assistant Professor of Leadership & Sustainability, Copenhagen Business School

 Department of Scandinavian

RESCHEDULED Gagan Chhabra | Two Worlds Apart, yet so Similar?: Comparing Disability Policies and Employment Experiences of Youth with Visual Disabilities in Oslo and New Delhi

Lecture | November 26 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room) | Note change in date and time

 Gagan Chhabra, PhD Candidate, Social Work and Social Policy, Oslo Metropolitan University

 Karen Nakamura, Robert and Colleen Haas Distinguished Chair of Disability Studies and Professor of Anthropology,UC Berkeley

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies, The Robert and Colleen Haas Distinguished Chair in Disability Studies, Disability Studies

A talk by disability scholar, Gagan Chhabra on the similarities within disability policy developments in Oslo and New Delhi and the employment barriers encountered by disabled youth.

Today's Future Sound: Using Hip Hop Beat Making as a Culturally Sustaining Therapeutic and Interdisciplinary Educational Intervention

Colloquium | November 26 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Berkeley Way West, Room 1215 (2121 Berkeley Way, Berkeley, CA)

 Elliot Gann, Today’s Future Sound

 Graduate School of Education

This interactive presentation will present Dr. Gann's Therapeutic Beat Making (TBM) model as well as the Hip Hop Pedagogy and use of Hip Hop Beat Making/Culture as a culturally responsive intervention in school, community, and juvenile justice settings. An introduction to Complex/Developmental Trauma will be covered, and how TBM addresses symptoms and challenges. Additionally, attendees will get...   More >

Being an Academic at a Major University: Research and Beyond

Seminar | November 26 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Prof. Richmond Sarpong, UC Berkeley

 QB3 - California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences

Topic TBD

LAEP Lecture Series: Nadia Amoroso

Lecture | November 26 | 6-7 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

Mon, Nov 26, 6:00pm - Nadia Amoroso has dedicated years of research on topics related to creative mapping, visual representation in landscape architecture, and GeoDesign.

Art21 Season 9 Screening and Conversation with Stephanie Syjuco and Lynn Hershman Leeson

Lecture | November 26 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Osher Theater

 Stephanie Syjuco, Professor of Art Practice, Artist, UC Berkeley; Lynn Hershman Leeson, Artist, UC Berkeley Alum

 Arts + Design

Join Berkeley Arts + Design and the Department of Art Practice as we celebrate Art21 Season 9, featuring UC Berkeley Art Practice Professor Stephanie Syjuco and Alum Lynn Hershman Leeson. Now in its ninth season, "Art in the Twenty-First Century" is the longest-running contemporary art series anywhere, presenting unprecedented access to the greatest creative minds of our time. We will welcome two...   More >

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 >