Monday, April 1, 2019
Film - Series | March 2 – May 10, 2019 every day | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
March 2May 10, 2019
This years edition of the African Film Festival highlights the best of both new African cinema and films of the black diaspora. We pay tribute to the great director Bill Gunnalso an actor, playwright, and novelistwith new restorations of two genre-benders, his radical horror film Ganja & Hess and his metasoap opera Personal Problems. The latter was conceived by... More >
Seminar | April 1 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 489 Minor Hall
Dr. Martina Poletti
Information Session | April 1 | 12-1 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall
The SMART program funds current UC Berkeley undergraduates to conduct research under the mentorship of a UC Berkeley graduate student. If you are selected as a SMART undergraduate mentee, you will receive a summer stipend in the amount of $3,500 for working 20 hours a week as a researcher over a 10-week period (200 hours of work carried out at times determined with your mentor). The application... More >
Latinx History In California: New Research from LRC Visiting Scholars Ivón Padilla-Rodriguez And Lilia Soto
Lecture | April 1 | 12-1 p.m. | The Shorb House
2547 Channing way, Berkeley, CA 94720
Ivón Padilla-Rodriguez, Columbia University; Lilia Soto, University of Wyoming
The Latinx Research Center
Two lectures on Latinx history in California.
The Legal Origins of the U.S. Agricultural Child Labor Force: U.S. Child Labor Policy and the of Making Child Migrants in California and Beyond." by Ivón Padilla-Rodríguez.
The U.S. currently employs between 200,000 and 500,000 mostly Latinx agricultural child laborers a year, in spite of the fact that a federal child labor ban was... More >
Lecture | April 1 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall
Carlo Monticelli, Vice Governor of the Council of Europe Development Bank, Paris
Barry Eichengreen, Department of Economics, UC Berkeley
Why has Europe played such a weak role in the transformation of global economic governance that was triggered by the 2008 financial crisis? Are there viable strategies to enhance Europes impact on world economic and financial affairs? Would a stronger European influence be detrimental or beneficial to global stability? Carlo Monticellis talk addresses these questions building on insights from... More >
Seminar | April 1 | 12-1 p.m. | 3110 Etcheverry Hall
Siavash Ameli, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley
Abstract: Wide range of fluid flow applications are incompressible. Noise in flow measurements is the main source that violates the divergence free condition for such flows. Variety of approaches has been proposed to filter noise and reconstruct data. Proper Orthogonal Decomposition, Dynamics Mode Decomposition, radial basis functions and smoothing kernels, spectral filtering by Fourier... More >
Lecture | April 1 – 29, 2019 every Monday with exceptions | 12-1 p.m. | The Shorb House
2547 Channing way, Berkeley, CA 94720
Over the past year, Latinx Studies faculty and doctoral students have been advancing their research at the LRC, with visiting post-doctoral and doctoral students joining campus scholars in focused working groups to advance dissertation and book projects. Join us biweekly every Monday in April, for our "Lunch on the LRC" lecture series to learn about interdisciplinary cutting edge Latinx Studies... More >
Seminar | April 1 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall
Ana Garcia Elsener, University of Graz
Cluster algebras were introduced and studied in a series of articles by Fomin and Zelevinsky in [FZ02,FZ03,FZ07] and by Berenstein–Fomin–Zelevinsky in [BFZ05]. They admit connections to several branches of mathematics such as representation theory, geometry, and combinatorics. These algebras are defined by generators obtained recursively form an initial data (a quiver or a matrix). During... More >
Colloquium | April 1 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | 1102 Berkeley Way West
Jennie Grammer, UCLA, Department of Education and Information Studies
Childrens Executive Function (EF) skills develop rapidly during early elementary school and play an important role in student success during the school transition period. Although these associations have been well documented, questions remain regarding the ways in which school shapes EF development, as well as the mechanisms underlying the associations between EF and academic performance. In... More >
Seminar | April 1 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall
Mariana Lopes, Max Planck Institute- Visiting Researcher Haas BPP
Political Economy Research Lunch:PERL is an opportunity for PhD students to present work in progress and receive valuable feedback from faculty and peers.
Meeting | April 1 | 1:30-2:30 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall
The Berkeley Statistics and Machine Learning Forum meets weekly to discuss current applications across a wide variety of research domains and software methodologies. All interested members of the UC Berkeley and LBL communities are welcome and encouraged to attend.
Seminar | April 1 | 2-3 p.m. | 402 LeConte Hall
Yegor Zenkevich, University of Milano-Bicocca
Based on the representation theory of quantum toroidal algebras we propose a generalization of the refined topological vertex formalism incorporating additional "Higgsed" vertices and lines apparently corresponding to refined Lagrangian branes. We find rich algebraic structure associated to brane diagrams incorporating the new vertices and lines. In particular, we build the screening charges... More >
Seminar | April 1 | 2-4 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall
Youssef Benzarti - "Do Payroll Taxes Turn Workers Into Machines?"
Alisa Tazhitdinova - "Increasing Hours Worked: Moonlighting Responses to a Large Tax Reform"
Northern California Symplectic Geometry Seminar: Symplectic structures in derived algebraic geometry
Seminar | April 1 | 2:30-3:30 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall
Gabriele Vezzosi, University of Florence
After sketching the basics of derived algebraic geometry, I will explain how to define symplectic and lagrangian structures in this setting. A derived symplectic structure has a “shift” (or degree) that is zero for usual symplectic structures. This degree allows us a greater freedom, e.g. it leads to the fact that the derived intersection of two usual lagrangians is symplectic with a $-1$... More >
Lecture | April 1 | 3-5:15 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, 315, Maude Fife room
Seminar | April 1 | 3-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall | Note change in location
Masha Vlasenko, IMPAN Warsaw
I will show a new, simple construction of crystals associated with toric hypersurfaces and exploit it to prove p-adic congruences for expansion coefficients of rational functions. This is joint work with Frits Beukers.
The exposition will be self-contained, but I shall explain that our ideas evolve from those of Bernard Dwork. Since he constructed an explicit Frobenius operator which does point... More >
Social Event | April 1 | 3-4 p.m. | Soda Hall, 430 Wozniak Lounge
This event will be a great opportunity to socialize with your peers over free food! We will also have some resources available to you at this event, such as a CS Career Counselor and fellow transfer students who can share wisdom about their experiences getting into grad school, finding undergraduate research, etc.
This event is open to all junior transfer students involved with the EECS... More >
Differential Geometry Seminar: Collapsed Manifolds With Ricci Curvature and Local Rewinding Volume Bounded Below
Seminar | April 1 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall
Xiaochun Rong, Rutgers University
We will give a brief review of the study of collapsed Riemannian manifolds with sectional curvature bounds, and we will report some recent progress on collapsed manifolds with Ricci curvature and local rewinding volume bounded below.
Seminar | April 1 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 1174 Etcheverry Hall
Zeyu Zheng, University of California, Berkeley
In many Markov modeling contexts, the system under consideration exhibits strong time-of-day effects, day-of-week effects, or seasonality effects. In fact, most real-world systems that are modeled as Markov processes exhibit such non-stationarities. Nevertheless, the great majority of the academic literature focuses on modeling and theory for Markov processes with stationary transition... More >
Lecture | April 1 | 4-5 p.m. | 410 Hearst Memorial Mining Building
Apr. 1 Verna Manty Rodriguez (BS 82)
Boston Scientific, Stanford Photonics, BTG
These lectures highlight real-world experiences of leaders in the health technologies space. Looking beyond the initial excitement of a concept, industry veterans discuss the heavy lifting on many fronts that gets new ideas out of the lab and into the clinic.
Seminar 291, Departmental Seminar: Countering the Winners Curse: Optimal Auction Design in a Common Value Model
Seminar | April 1 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall
Dirk Bergemann, Yale University
Co-authored with Benjamin Brooks and Stephen Morris. Joint with Economic Theory seminar.
Seminar | April 1 | 4-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall
Dan Cristofaro-Gardiner, UC Santa Cruz
In previous work, Hutchings, Ramos and I studied the embedded contact homology (ECH) spectrum for any closed three-manifold with a contact form, and proved a “volume identity” showing that the leading order asymptotics recover the contact volume. I will explain recent joint work that sharpens this asymptotic formula by estimating the subleading term. The main technical point needed in our... More >
Pressure Cooker: Why Home Cooking Won't Solve Our Problems and What We Can Do About It.: A Talk By Sarah Bowen and Sinikka Elliott
Panel Discussion | April 1 | 4-6 p.m. | Women's Faculty Club, The Lucy Ward Stebbins Lounge
Sarah Bowen and Sinikka Elliot will discuss their new book, Pressure Cooker. Organized around the stories of nine families and based on extensive ethnographic research, Pressure Cooker takes on 7 foodie myths, showing how encouraging people to "get back into the kitchen" does not address the deeper problems in our food system.
Population Diversity in Aging and Metabolic Stress: Using Systems Biology to Connect Molecular Networks and Phenotypic Outcomes: Dr. Evan Williams, Institute of Molecular Systems Biology, ETH Zurich
Seminar | April 1 | 4-5 p.m. | 114 Morgan Hall
Interactions between individuals' genetic backgrounds and their environments over a lifetime drive variation in the incidence and severity of metabolic disorders and age-related co-morbidities. We have followed a highly diverse set... More >
Seminar | April 1 | 4-5 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall
Adrian Krainer, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
Colloquium | April 1 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Berkeley Way West, Room 1215, Berkeley Way West (2121 Berkeley Way, Berkeley, CA 94720)
Dr. David Ernesto Salinas Navarro, Tecnológico de Monterrey (Mexico City Region), Organizational Systems and Industrial Engineering Department
Dr. Salinas Navarro expands the conceptualization of learning spaces for higher education by integrating Experiential Learning (EL) and Challenge Based Learning (CbL). He offers a framework for shifting attention to domains of interaction in which students actively develop their specific learning outcomes. In these learning spaces, students learn-by-doing in real-world types of situations.
Seminar | April 1 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall
Ruixiang Zhang, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Carleson proposed a problem on a.e. convergence for free Schrödinger solutions as time goes to zero. Recently it got a sharp answer (up to the endpoint) in all dimensions. We will talk about the new result in dimensions $n+1$ for all $n >2$ and ideas behind it (joint work with Xiumin Du).
Seminar 208, Microeconomic Theory (Departmental Seminar): Countering the Winners Curse: Optimal Auction Design in a Common Value Model
Seminar | April 1 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall
Dirk Bergemann, Yale
Lecture | April 1 | 6:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
As artist Rhonda Holberton talks about her processdescribing with her hands the arrangement and heft of the objects that appear in her imagesits hard not to think of those things and that space as real. But everything, from the objects themselves to the flawlessly diffuse lighting and cool white marble ground, is digitally produced. Holberton makes 3D scans of real objects, then places them in... More >
Exhibits and Ongoing Events
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.
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 | December 12, 2018 – April 14, 2019 every day | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
BAMPFA's Japanese art collection began in 1919 with a remarkable donation of more than a thousand woodblock prints from the estate of UC Berkeley Professor of English William Dallam Armes. This exhibition features a selection of these exceptional prints, as well as hanging scroll paintings, screens, lacquerware, and ceramics that have entered the collection over the century since this... More >
Exhibit - Multimedia | November 17, 2018 – May 18, 2019 every day | Lawrence Hall of Science
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 >
Exhibit - Artifacts | January 28 – May 17, 2019 every day | Wurster Hall, Environmental Design Library, 210 Wurster Hall
This exhibition of artists' books centers on ideas about the built environment and has been curated by Berkeley-based book artist Julie Chen for UC Berkeleys Environmental Design Library. Featuring works by 25 artists including Robbin Ami Silverberg, Clifton Meador, Inge Bruggeman, Karen Kunc, Sarah Bryant and Barbara Tetenbaum, the exhibition explores the built environment through text, image,... More >
Exhibit - Artifacts | January 15 – May 17, 2019 every day | 210 Wurster Hall
This exhibition of artists books centers on ideas about the built environment, curated by Berkeley-based book artist Julie Chen for CEDs Environmental Design Library.
Exhibit - Photography | March 21 – May 19, 2019 every day | Jacobs Hall
Fabien Cappellos SILLAS CALLEJERAS (STREET CHAIRS, 2018) offers lessons in design and ingenuity from Mexico City. The photographic series depicts a collection of chairs assembled from everyday contexts across the sprawling metropolis market stalls, shops, street stands, and elsewhere. Cappello casts an anthropological eye on artifacts that reflect a city where artisanal manufacture... More >
Exhibit - Multimedia | February 8 – June 30, 2019 every day | Moffitt Undergraduate Library, 2nd floor343386 N/A
In the pantheon of the late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century artists who represent Mexico and Mexican art, the artwork of José Guadalupe Posada stands out as a bright constellation that continues to shine a light on important stories through woodcuts, imprints, and engravings. This exhibition was created using the books from the collections of the Doe Library. The exhibition is envisioned... More >
Exhibit - Multimedia | February 6 – June 30, 2019 every day | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Educated in physics, mathematics, and philosophy at Princeton University and trained in graphic design at Yale, Berkeley-based Aaron Marcus explores new possibilities for expression. He created his first computer-assisted poem-drawings in the spring of 1972, when he served as a research associate at Yale Universitys School of Art and Architecture. Using standard typographical symbols, Marcus... More >