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Monday, April 22, 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!

Lanthanide-based Nanomaterials: An Expanding Toolbox for Bioimaging and Photonic Applications

Seminar | April 22 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 177 Stanley Hall

 Xiaogang Liu, University of Singapore

 Bioengineering (BioE)

Lanthanide-doped nanoparticles exhibit unique luminescent properties, including a large Stokes shift, a sharp bandwidth of emission, high resistance to optical blinking, and photobleaching. Uniquely, they can also convert long-wavelength stimulation into short-wavelength emission. These attributes offer the opportunity to develop alternative luminescent labels to organic fluorophores and quantum...   More >

Pocket Doctors: Disease Diagnosis with Mobile Phones

Seminar | April 22 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 489 Minor Hall

 Daniel Fletcher, Bioengineering & Biophysics, UC Berkeley; Biological Systems & Engineering, LBNL Department Chair, Purnendu Chatterjee Chair in Engineering Biological Systems, Bioengineering

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Light microscopy remains a central tool for disease diagnosis. Direct imaging of diseased tissues as well as quantification of pathogens in blood, sputum, and stool can enable rapid screening and diagnosis of multiple diseases. However, microscopy traditionally requires advanced equipment and skilled users not available outside of well-equipped laboratories and hospitals. In recent years, mobile...   More >

STROBE Seminar Series: Project Management for Scientists: Operation and Monitoring

Seminar | April 22 | 12-1 p.m. | 403 Latimer Hall

 Drs. Nico Hernández Charpak and Ellen Keister

 College of Chemistry

Please join us on Monday for a STROBE Seminar hosted by CU Boulder! Lunch and/or snacks provided 30 minutes before the seminar begins.

Science, Poetry and Cultural Resistance in Early Modern Portugal

Lecture | April 22 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Luís Miguel Carolino

 Institute of European Studies, Portuguese Studies Program

In Renaissance Europe, cosmological poetry was often perceived as a privileged means to discuss the constitution of heaven, its structure and the interrelations of its parts. Nevertheless, the Portuguese case presents what seems to be a particularity in the European context. The Aristotelian philosophical tradition was put into question all over Renaissance Europe, but in Portugal the first sharp...   More >

Luís Miguel Carolino

The Schwarz Alternating Method for Concurrent Multiscale in Finite Deformation Solid Mechanics

Lecture | April 22 | 12-1 p.m. | 502 Davis Hall

 Dr. Alejandro Mota, Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore CA

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

Combinatorics Seminar: Real-rooted h*-polynomials

Seminar | April 22 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Katharina Jochemko, KTH and Simons Institute

 Department of Mathematics

The Ehrhart polynomial counts the number of lattice points in integer dilates of a lattice polytope. The h*-polynomial encodes the Ehrhart polynomial in a particular basis. In this talk we give an introduction to the method of interlacing polynomials which is a powerful tool to prove that a polynomial has only real roots and present applications to h*-polynomials of zonotopes and dilated lattice...   More >

PERL Seminar: “Taxation Toward Representation: Effects of Tax Collection and Public Goods Provision on Democratic Accountability”

Seminar | April 22 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Benjamin Krause, UC Berkeley- ARE


Political Economy Research Lunch:PERL is an opportunity for PhD students to present work in progress and receive valuable feedback from faculty and peers.

Seminar 231, Public Finance: “Family Policies and the Dynamics of Gender Inequality”

Seminar | April 22 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Camille Landais, LSE

 Robert D. Burch Center for Tax Policy and Public Finance

joint with Henrik Kleven, Johanna Posch, Andreas Steinhauer & Josef Zweimuller

Introduction to Differential GNSS: GPS and Realtime Correction signals

Workshop | April 22 | 2-4 p.m. | 110 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Nicholas Tripcevich, Lab Manager, Archaeological Research Facility, UC Berkeley

 Archaeological Research Facility

Learn Terrasync, Range Finder, post-processing, and realtime correction

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

Trimble Geo7x

Seminar 211, Economic History: Forced Migration and Human Capital: Evidence from Post-WWII Population Transfers

Seminar | April 22 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Pauline Grosjean, University of New South Wales

 Department of Economics

String-Math Seminar: Mathematical hints of 3-d mirror symmetry

Seminar | April 22 | 2-3 p.m. | 402 LeConte Hall

 Ben Webster, Perimeter Institute and University of Waterloo

 Department of Mathematics

3 dimensional \(N=4\) supersymmetric quantum field theories have two distinguished topological twists, called Higgs and Coulomb (though we periodically get confused about which is which). These two twists manifest very interesting mathematical objects in Lie theory and algebraic geometry, which don't seem to obviously be related, except through this bridge in QFT. I'll do my best to explain what...   More >

Probabilistic Operator Algebra Seminar: Matrix-valued measures in perturbation theory

Seminar | April 22 | 2-4 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

 Constanze Liaw, University of Delaware and CASPER at Baylor University

 Department of Mathematics

The Aronszajn-Donoghue theorem provides a good understanding of the subtle theory of rank one perturbations. One of their statements consists of the mutual singularity of the singular parts of the spectral measures under rank one perturbations. For higher rank perturbations, simple examples show that the singular parts can behave more complicatedly. Nonetheless, a 'vector' version of the mutual...   More >

Arithmetic Geometry and Number Theory RTG Seminar: F-isocrystals with logarithmic decay, slope filtrations, and monodromy

Seminar | April 22 | 3-5 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Joe Kramer Miller, UC Irvine

 Department of Mathematics

Wan conjectured that the variation of zeta functions along towers of curves associated to the $p$-adic etale cohomology of a fibration of smooth proper ordinary varieties should satisfy several stabilizing properties. The most basic of these conjectures state that the genera of the curves in these towers grow in a regular way. We state and prove a generalization of this conjecture, which applies...   More >

Maps and More: Earth Day 3019: Mapping Climate Fiction

Tour/Open House | April 22 | 3-5 p.m. | 50 McCone Hall


Maps and More is a map themed show-and-tell held at the Earth Sciences and Map Library.

UC Berkeley's Annual Sustainability Summit

Special Event | April 22 | 3-5 p.m. | Haas School of Business, Spieker Forum, Chou Hall

 Chancellor's Advisory Committee on Sustainability

Please join us at UC Berkeley's 16th Annual Chancellor's Advisory Committee on Sustainability's Summit. This year's summit is a call to action to reduce our carbon footprint here and in the world and engage in the Cool Campus Challenge!

Differential Geometry Seminar: Classification of Nahm Pole Solutions to the KW Equations on $S^1\times \Sigma \times \mathbb R^+$

Seminar | April 22 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Siqi He, Simons Center for Geometry and Physics (Stony Brook)

 Department of Mathematics

We will discuss Witten’s gauge theory approach to Jones polynomial by counting solutions to the Kapustin-Witten(KW) equations with singular boundary conditions over 4-manifolds. We will give a classification of solutions to the KW equations on $S^1\times\Sigma\times \mathbb R^+$ with $\Sigma$ a Riemann surface. We prove that all solutions to the KW equations over $S^1\times\Sigma\times...   More >

Documenting contact and change in Siberian multilingual contexts

Colloquium | April 22 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Lenore Grenoble, University of Chicago

 Department of Linguistics

Multiple indigenous languages in Eurasia are undergoing change and loss as speakers shift to Russian. The language ecologies of the Sakha Republic (Yakutia) provide an excellent testing ground for hypotheses about the causes and effects of contact-induced language change. The Sakha language (Turkic) is spoken by a (slim) majority of residents of the Republic, with an estimated 500,000 speakers;...   More >

Emotion-related impulsivity: Outcomes and Potential Mechanisms

Colloquium | April 22 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 1104 Berkeley Way West

 Sheri Johnson, Psychology

 Department of Psychology

IB Finishing Talk: A new window into the structure of forests during the rise of angiosperms

Seminar | April 22 | 4-5 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Dori Contreras, UCB (Looy Lab)

 Department of Integrative Biology

Tarski Lecture: A formal proof of the Kepler conjecture

Lecture | April 22 | 4-5 p.m. | 4 LeConte Hall

 Thomas Hales, University of Pittsburgh

 Department of Mathematics

The Kepler Conjecture asserts that no packing of congruent balls in three-dimensional Euclidean space can have density greater than that of the face-centered cubic packing. This talk will describe the history and proof of the conjecture, including early attempts to reduce the problem to a finite calculation, controversy surrounding claimed proofs, the announcement of a proof by Sam Ferguson and...   More >

Design Field Notes: Bill Leddy

Lecture | April 22 | 4-5 p.m. | 220 Jacobs Hall

 Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation

A founding Principal of LEDDY MAYTUM STACY Architects in San Francisco, William Leddy, FAIA, believes that architecture has an important role to play in leading our communities toward a just, carbon-neutral future for all.

For 30 years Leddy has been a national leader in the design of regenerative architecture that celebrates our place in the natural world. His firm has received over 150...   More >

Aren’t “Gifted” and “Talented” the Same Thing?: Moving from Gifted Education to Talent Development

Colloquium | April 22 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Berkeley Way West, Room 1215 (2121 Berkeley Way, Berkeley, CA 94720)

 Frank C. Worrell, Graduate School of Education, University of California, Berkeley

 Graduate School of Education

The concept of a free appropriate public education (FAPE) is typically applied to students with disabilities, but every student is entitled to a FAPE, including those at the upper end of the achievement distribution. Viewing giftedness as the outcome of a talent development process rather than the manifestation of a trait, I review the major conceptualizations in gifted education.

Child and Family Service Agencies Career Fair

Career Fair | April 22 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 116 Haviland Hall

 Jill Duerr Berrick

 Social Welfare, School of

Cynthia A. Chan Memorial Lecture: “Structure, assembly and reaction chemistry of DNA replisome””

Lecture | April 22 | 4-5 p.m. |  Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center

 Wei Yang, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

 College of Chemistry

Joint Oliver E. Williamson Seminar/Development Seminar:"The Allocation of Authority in Organizations: A Field Experiment with Bureaucrats, Oriana Bandiera, Michael Carlos Best, Adnan Khan, and Andrea Prat"

Seminar | April 22 | 4-5:30 p.m. | C325 Haas School of Business

 Oriana Bandiera, LSE

 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 >

Berkeley Distinguished Lectures in Data Science: Microsoft Azure and Microsoft Research: advancing cloud computing together

Lecture | April 22 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 190 Doe Library

 Mark Russinovich, Chief Technical Officer (CTO), Microsoft Azure

 Berkeley Institute for Data Science

Microsoft Azure is rapidly evolving, which offers rich opportunities for collaborations with Microsoft Research to explore improvements to cloud performance, cost, security, scale and reliability. In this talk, ...   More >

Berkeley Distinguished Lectures in Data Science: Microsoft Azure and Microsoft Research: Advancing Cloud Computing Together

Lecture | April 22 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 190 Doe Library

 Mark Russinovich, Microsoft Azure

 Data Sciences

Microsoft Azure is rapidly evolving, which offers rich opportunities for collaborations with Microsoft Research to explore improvements to cloud performance, cost, security, scale and reliability. In this talk, Microsoft Azure Chief Technical officer Mark Russinovich provides an overview of Azure’s datacenter design and infrastructure software architecture, covering compute, networking and...   More >

Seminar 208, Microeconomic Theory: Moderate Expected Utility

Seminar | April 22 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Paulo Natenzon, Washington University in St. Louis

 Department of Economics

Analysis and PDE Seminar: The nonlinear stability of the Schwarzschild family of black holes

Seminar | April 22 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Martin Taylor, Princeton University

 Department of Mathematics

I will present a theorem on the full finite codimension asymptotic stability of the Schwarzschild family of black holes. The proof employs a double null gauge, is expressed entirely in physical space, and utilises the analysis of Dafermos–Holzegel–Rodnianski on the linear stability of the Schwarzschild family. This is joint work with M. Dafermos, G. Holzegel and I. Rodnianski.

Grit - Film Screening and Discussion

Film - Documentary | April 22 | 4:30-8 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, 315, Maude Fife Room

 Sasha Friedlander, Filmmaker; Michael Manga, Garniss H. Curtis Endowed Department Chair and Professor of Earth and Planetary Science, UC Berkeley; Sylvia Tiwon, Associate Professor of South & Southeast Asian Studies, UC Berkeley; Max Rudolph, Assistant Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences, UC Davis; Coen Pontoh, Editor, IndoProgress

 Nancy Lee Peluso, Henry J. Vaux Distinguished Professor of Forest Policy, UC Berkeley

 Center for Southeast Asia Studies

In 2006, during drilling operations by the Lapindo company in East Java, Indonesia, a mud volcano erupted from underground, rapidly submerging 16 villages and displacing 60,000 people. Shot over six years, this startling film looks at the disaster’s aftermath, and follows the local community as it confronts the drilling company and the Indonesian government.

 This event is free and open to the public.

EE - A Closer Look - Panel with EECS Faculty

Information Session | April 22 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

In between pursuing EE or CS?

Join us for a EECS Faculty panel to learn about why you might want to pursue electrical engineering, what types of problems you would solve, and the opportunities after graduation.

Food will be provided!

Our Panelists:

Professor Jeff Bokor - Nanomagnetics, graphene electronics, nano-electromechanical systems

Professor Gireeja Ranade - Control,...   More >

GUH Lecture: “Contested City: Art, Activism, and Urban Renewal”

Lecture | April 22 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | 170 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

Artist, activist and urbanist Gabrielle Bendiner-Viani will speak about her five years of work with community members and urban planning students at a 14-square-block area in lower Manhattan that remained vacant for many years after being cleared for...   More >

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