<< Monday, April 15, 2019 >>

Monday, April 15, 2019

African Film Festival 2019

Film - Series | March 2 – May 10, 2019 every day |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

March 2–May 10, 2019

This year’s 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 Gunn—also an actor, playwright, and novelist—with new restorations of two genre-benders, his radical horror film Ganja & Hess and his “meta–soap opera” Personal Problems. The latter was conceived by...   More >

Spring at the Hall

Special Event | March 21 – June 7, 2019 every day | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

This spring, visit the Hall for interactive exhibits, special hands-on activities, intriguing Planetarium shows, and more!

Flower Pots in the Sun

Social Event | April 15 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. |  Sproul Plaza

 Cool Campus Challenge Team

Stop by and learn how to participate in Cool Campus Challenge while painting a pot and taking home a plant!

The third dimension of eye movements: torsion and visual-vestibular integration

Seminar | April 15 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 489 Minor Hall

 Dr. Jorge Otero-Millan, Johns Hopkins University

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Whenever we tilt our head towards the shoulder our eyes partially compensate by rotating around the line of sight in the opposite direction. This combination of head tilt and torsional eye movements results in a tilted retinal image, while we nevertheless perceive the world as still and upright. I will present the development of a new method to measure torsional eye movements reliably, which has...   More >

Who Dreams of Us? Reading, Inclusivity, and Contemporary Swedish-Language Literature

Lecture | April 15 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Saskia Vogel

 Institute of European Studies, Nordic Studies Program

In autumn 2017, a Neo-Nazi organization was given permit for a protest outside the annual Göteborg Book Fair. Leading up to this moment was the Book Fair’s controversial decision to yet again allow "Nya Tider" (New Times), a far-right extremist publication, to exhibit in the convention center. Debates raged for months and months in Sweden, as well as in Finland, the 2017 guest of honor at the...   More >

Saskia Vogel

Certificate Program in Paralegal Studies Online Information Session

Information Session | April 15 | 12-12:30 p.m. |  Online

 Tom McGuire, Program Director, UC Berkeley Extension

 UC Berkeley Extension

UC Berkeley Extension’s Certificate Program in Paralegal Studies</a> is a comprehensive, accelerated course of study that is designed by paralegals for paralegals and taught by practicing attorneys.

  Register online

Project Management for Scientists: Project Planning: STROBE Seminar

Seminar | April 15 | 12-1 p.m. | 775 Tan Hall

 Dr. Nico Hernández Charpak, Associate Director of Education, STROBE; Dr. Ellen Keister, Associate Director of Education, STROBE


itle: Project Management for Scientists: Project Planning

Presenters: Drs. Nico Hernández Charpak and Ellen Keister, STROBE leadership, JILA, CU Boulder


Being a successful scientist requires planning and managing complex team projects that span multiple years. This two-part, interactive workshop will give you the tools and insights necessary for you to navigate this type...   More >

New Research from the Latinx Research Center

Lecture | April 1 – 29, 2019 every Monday with exceptions | 12-1 p.m. |  The Shorb House

 2547 Channing way, Berkeley, CA 94720

 The Latinx Research Center

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 >

STROBE Seminar Series: Project Management for Scientists: Project Planning

Seminar | April 15 | 12-1 p.m. | 403 Latimer Hall

 Drs. Nico Hernández Charpak and Ellen Keister

 College of Chemistry

Being a successful scientist requires planning and managing complex team projects that span multiple years. This two-part, interactive workshop will give you the tools and insights necessary for you to navigate this type of project management. By structuring the workshop around an example research project, attendees will directly see how specific tools and strategies can be applied to their...   More >

Developmental Psychology Colloquium

Colloquium | April 15 | 12:10-1:15 p.m. | 1102 Berkeley Way West

 Katie Kimura, Department of Psychology; Yuan Meng, Department of Psychology

 Department of Psychology

Graduate students in the Department of Psychology, Katie Kimura and Yuan Meng, will each present their current research projects.

Combinatorics Seminar: Dehn-Sommerville Equations for Eulerian Cubical Complexes

Seminar | April 15 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Max Hlavacek, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

The classical Dehn–Sommerville equations, relating the face numbers of simplicial polytopes, have an analogue for cubical polytopes. These relations can be generalized to apply to simplicial and cubical Eulerian complexes. In this talk, we will introduce a few different known proofs of the classical Dehn–Sommerville relations for simplicial complexes, relating this result to concepts such as...   More >

Political Economy Seminar; "Business Cycle during Structural Change: Arthur Lewis' Theory from a Neoclassical Perspective"

Seminar | April 15 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Fabrizio Zillibotti, Yale

 Department of Economics

The Political Economy Seminar focuses on formal and quantitative work in the political economy field, including formal political theory.

Berkeley Statistics and Machine Learning Forum

Meeting | April 15 | 1:30-2:30 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Berkeley Institute for Data Science

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 211, Economic History: Fireside Chats: Communication and consumer's expectations in the Great Depression

Seminar | April 15 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Mathieu Pedemonte, University of California - Berkeley

 Department of Economics

Seminar 231, Public Finance:

Seminar | April 15 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Felipe Lobel Araujo Castro; Clara Martinez-Toledano

 Robert D. Burch Center for Tax Policy and Public Finance

Felipe Lobel Araujo Castro - "The Cost of Informality: an Optimal Taxation Approach"
Clara Martinez-Toledano - "Behavioral Responses to Housing Wealth Tax Incentives. Quasi-Experimental Evidence from Spain"

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

Seminar | April 15 | 2-4 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

 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 >

Arithmetic Geometry and Number Theory RTG Seminar: Serre-Tate theory for Calabi-Yau varieties

Seminar | April 15 | 3-5 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Piotr Achinger, IMPAN Warsaw and MSRI

 Department of Mathematics

Classical Serre-Tate theory concerns the deformation theory of ordinary abelian varieties. It implies that their deformation spaces can be equipped with a group structure and a lifting of the Frobenius morphism, and consequently such varieties admit a canonical lifting to characteristic zero. In the first half of the talk, aimed at graduate students and people with no prior exposure to the topic,...   More >

International Status Anxiety and Higher Education: The Soviet Legacy in China and Russia [Book Presentation and Discussion]

Presentation | April 15 | 3-4 p.m. | Barrows Hall, Social Science Matrix, 8th Floor

 Center for Studies in Higher Education

This book investigates how the political underpinnings of global power shifts, caused by hierarchically concerned knowledge makers, have evolved on the post-Soviet periphery of higher education and have been anxious to move to the top of the global knowledge hierarchy. This volume engages distant and recent histories of two global superpowers – the People’s Republic of China (hereafter, China)...   More >

Integration and segregation in bilingual sound structure processing

Colloquium | April 15 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Matthew Goldrick, Northwestern University

 Department of Linguistics

Integration and segregation in bilingual sound structure processing

Differential Geometry Seminar: The Anomaly flow

Seminar | April 15 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Xiangwen Zhang, UC Irvine

 Department of Mathematics

We discuss the development on geometric and analytic aspects of the Anomaly flow. Such flow naturally arises in the study of a system of equations for supersymmetric vacua of superstrings proposed independently by C. Hull and A. Strominger in 1980s. The system allows non-vanishing torsion and they incorporate terms which are quadratic in the curvature tensor. As such they are also particularly...   More >

Behind the Curtain Translational Medicine Lecture

Lecture | April 15 | 4-5 p.m. | 410 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Bioengineering (BioE)

Apr. 15 – Carlos Schuler (PhD ‘91)
The agony and ecstasy of medical product development

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.

MSW Panel: What to expect in graduate school

Panel Discussion | April 15 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 116 Haviland Hall

 Social Welfare, School of

Seminar 271, Development: "Healthcare Delivery During Crises: Experimental Evidence from Sierra Leone's Ebola Outbreak"

Seminar | April 15 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Oeindrila Dube, University of Chicago, Harris School of Public Policy

 Department of Economics

We are the ones we’ve been waiting for: Reimagining Education in the ‘Developing World’ through an Indigenous Epistemology

Colloquium | April 15 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Berkeley Way West, Room 1215, Berkeley Way West (2121 Berkeley Way, Berkeley, CA 94720)

 Uttam Teron, Parijat Academy, Assam, India

 Graduate School of Education

Uttam Teron will discuss his vision for the relationship between education, poverty, and social change. He is the founder of Parijat Academy in Assam, India, one of the first community schools to offer a holistic education completely free of charge. The school's guiding principle is that true education encompasses all aspects of a person's being and actively engages their entire community.

Design Field Notes: Tom di Maria

Lecture | April 15 | 4-5 p.m. | 220 Jacobs Hall

 Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation

Tom di Maria has served as Director of Creative Growth Art Center since 2000. He has developed partnerships with museums, galleries and international design companies to help bring Creative Growth's artists with disabilities fully into the contemporary art world. He speaks around the world about the Center’s major artists and their relationship to both Outsider Art and contemporary culture. Prior...   More >

From 'Daang Matuwid' Gone Crooked to 'Build Build Build': The Politics of Transport Infrastructure in the Philippines, 2010 to the Present

Lecture | April 15 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 John Sidel, Sir Patrick Gillam Chair in International and Comparative Politics, London School of Economics and Political Science

 Center for Southeast Asia Studies

This lecture examines the political dynamics, institutional arrangements, and economic interests which have shaped the varied and shifting patterns of transport infrastructure policy and politics in the Philippines under the Aquino (2010-2016) and Duterte (2016 to the present) administrations.

John Sidel

Analysis and PDE Seminar: Global existence of small amplitude solutions for a model quadratic quasilinear wave-Klein-Gordon system in 2D

Seminar | April 15 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Annalaura Stingo, UC Davis

 Department of Mathematics

In this talk we discuss the problem of global existence of solutions to a coupled wave-Klein-Gordon system in space dimension two when initial data are small, smooth and mildly decaying at infinity. Several physical models related to general relativity have shown the importance of studying such systems but very few results are known at present in low space dimension, where linear solutions slowly...   More >

Seminar 208, Microeconomic Theory: What matters in school choice tie-breaking? How competition guides design

Seminar | April 15 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Afshin Nikzad, USC

 Department of Economics

Chilean Education Today: New Regulations, Social Movements, and Uncontested Emergencies

Lecture | April 15 | 4:30 p.m. |  2334 Bowditch (Center for Latin American Studies)

 Daniel Leyton; Alejandra Falabella; Maria Teresa Rojas; Cristobal Madero

 Center for Latin American Studies

The Chilean education system has gone through profound changes in the last decade. New regulations are now in place, but there are more challenges to overcome. Chilean Professors Leyton, Falabella, Rojas, and Madero will discuss these challenges from their various perspectives.

A classroom in Chile. (Photo by Ryan Greenberg.)

Virtual Internment Islamophobia, Social Technologies of Surveillance and Unequal Citizenship: 10th Annual International Islamophobia Conference

Conference/Symposium | April 15 | 5-6:30 p.m. |  Boalt Hall, School of Law

Conference Agenda, Professor and Founding Director, Center for Islamic Studies, Graduate Theological Union, Berkeley, USA

 Haas Institute for Fair and Inclusive Society, Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society, Center for Islamic Studies, GTU, ReOrient Journal, Islamophobia Studies Journal, Our Three Winners Foundation, Northern California Islamic Council

The 10th annual International Islamophobia Conference is the largest academic gathering that focuses on the subject. The yearly gathering brings together scholars, community researchers and civil rights organizations to discuss most recent findings and explore gaps in the research. This year, the conference included an exhibit hosted at the Ethnic Studies Library.

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Self Defense for Self Determination

Workshop | April 15 | 5-7 p.m. | Unit 1 Residence Hall, Putnam Main Lounge

 Mamie Chow

 Gender Equity Resource Center

This workshop will be led by Mamie Chow, whose approach to self defense values social justice, preventing verbal and physical violence, and creating an encouraging space to practice self and community defense skills.

 Space is limited so please register!. Register online

Studying Poetry at Berkeley in the 1980’s: A reading by Jeredith Merrin and a conversation with Robert Hass

Reading - Literary | April 15 | 5 p.m. | 306 Wheeler Hall

 Jeredith Merrin, Emerita, Ohio State University English

 Robert Hass, Distinguished Professor in Poetry and Poetics, Berkeley English

 Department of English

Jeredith Merrin received her PhD from the Berkeley English Department in 1987and is now Emerita Professor of English at Ohio State University, living in Arizona and teaching occasionally in the writing program at Arizona State. She is the author of several books of poetry, Shift (1996), Bat Ode (2001), both published by the University of Chicago Press, Cup in 2014, a prizewinning chapbook,...   More >

CANCELED - Neelam Khoja | Qandahar and New Sovereign Claims in Early Modern Iran and Hindustan

Lecture | April 15 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room) | Canceled

 Neelam Khoja

 Munis Faruqui, Director, Institute for South Asia Studies; Sarah Kailath Professor of India Studies; Associate Professor in the Department of South and Southeast Asian Studies

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies

A talk by social and political historian, Neelam Khoja considers how Iranian and Afghan warlords legitimized emerging empires in Early Modern Iran and Hindustan by investigating 18th century Qandahar.

Hate Speech, Algorithms, and Digital Connectivity

Lecture | April 15 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Osher Theater

 Zeynap Tufekci, Independent Writer and Public Scholar

 D- Lab and Digital Humanities at Berkeley, Berkeley Center for New Media, The Center for Technology and Society at the Anti-Defamation League, Digital Humanities Working Group, The Library, Office of the vice Chancellor for Research, The Visual Resources Center

Since the launch of Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, reports of hate speech targeting various minority groups have risen dramatically. Although this surge is well-reported, it remains difficult to quantify the magnitude of the problem or even properly classify hate speech, let alone identify and measure its effects. Keyword searches and dictionary methods are often imprecise and overly blunt...   More >


 Free Seat Reservation Required. Tickets go on sale April 5. Buy tickets online

Hate Speech, Algorithms, and Digital Connectivity with Zeynep Tufekci: Digital Humanities Faire Keynote

Lecture | April 15 | 6:30-8 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Zeynep Tufekci

 Data Sciences

In this keynote lecture for the spring 2019 Digital Humanities Faire, Zeynep Tufekci will enter into dialogue with hate speech research being conducted on campus through the Social Sciences D-Lab, focusing on corporate responsibility and the importance of preserving free speech.

Gaining More Control Of Your Time: Strategies and tactics for living the life you'd like to live

Lecture | April 15 | 6:30-8 p.m. | UC Berkeley Extension (Golden Bear Center), Room 207

 Marty Nemko, host of the weekly radio program Work with Marty Nemko on KALW-FM

 UC Berkeley Extension

Some people feel like marionettes: pulled by external forces, with too little control over how they live their life, at work and outside of work. Other people aren’t even sure how they’d want to live their life. Still other people know what they’d ideally like but can’t pull the trigger on making it happen. Or they’re frustrated because they get less done than they wish they could.

In this...   More >

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Shao-Wei Chou: place/displace

Performing Arts - Music | April 15 | 8-10 p.m. |  McEnerney Hall (1750 Arch St.)

 Center for New Music and Audio Technologies (CNMAT)

Invited by CNMAT, Stanford university (the department of composition) and People inside electronics, Shao-Wei Chou presents the concerts place/displace in CNMAT and Villa aurora on April 15th and 19th. She will also give a workshop on contemporary flute in Stanford university on April 16th.

$10 General, $5 Students and seniors

Murray Perahia, piano

Performing Arts - Music | April 15 | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Murray Perahia, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

Revered pianist Murray Perahia returns to Cal Performances for a recital in Zellerbach Hall.

$68-86 (prices subject to change)

  Buy tickets online or by calling 510-642-9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Pianist Murray Perahia performs Monday, April 15, 2019 in Zellerbach Hall.

Exhibits and Ongoing Events

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.

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 >

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 >

The Book as Place: Visions of the Built Environment

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 Berkeley’s 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 >

The Book as Place: Visions of the Built Environment

Exhibit - Artifacts | January 15 – May 17, 2019 every day | 210 Wurster Hall

 Environmental Design, College of

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.

On View at Jacobs Hall: Fabien Cappello: Sillas Callejeras/Street Chairs

Exhibit - Photography | March 21 – May 19, 2019 every day |  Jacobs Hall

 Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation

Fabien Cappello’s 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 >

Fabien Cappello, Sillas Callejeras/Street Chairs, 2018. Courtesy the designer.

Illustrating México one page at a time-Print Art of José Guadalupe Posada.

Exhibit - Multimedia | February 8 – June 30, 2019 every day | Moffitt Undergraduate Library, 2nd floor

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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 >

Aaron Marcus: Early Works

Exhibit - Multimedia | February 6 – June 30, 2019 every day |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 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 University’s School of Art and Architecture. Using standard typographical symbols, Marcus...   More >

The Art of David Lance Goines

Exhibit - Artifacts | April 13 – 24, 2019 every day | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

The art of artist, calligrapher, typographer, printing entrepreneur, and author, David Lance Goines will be on display at the UC Botanical Garden.

 Free with Garden Admission