Thursday, September 19, 2019
Workshop | September 19 – 20, 2019 every day | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden
This two-day class will focus on edible plants and herbs and introduce you to the fascinating world of Botanical Art. Catherine Watters will teach you to observe, measure and draw plants in great detail and with botanical accuracy. Students will work with graphite, colored pencil and watercolors. All levels are welcome.
$190, $175 members
Register online or by calling 510-664-7606
Course | September 19 | 10-11:30 a.m. | Virtual Classroom
This course details the process of integrating Microsoft Office applications with SharePoint Site data. Emphasis is placed on automation, connection settings, and real time data feeds between SharePoint Sites and the Microsoft Office suite. Learning Objectives * Understand the underlying structure and hierarchy of Sites, Subsites, and Apps. * Create and assign automated Alerts to notify users of... More >
Seminar | September 19 | 10-11 a.m. | 3110 Etcheverry Hall
Associate Professor Chris Vermillion, North Carolina State University
Abstract: Repetitive processes, including manufacturing operations involving thousands of copies of a part, control of hard disk drives, and tracking of periodic gaits in human exoskeletons, have represented a significant area of automatic control over the past several decades. While most repetitive control theory focuses on classical design goals of periodic setpoint tracking and disturbance... More >
Applied Math Seminar: The self-similarly expanding ellipsoid of phase change yields dynamic cavitational instabilities and models deep earthquakes
Seminar | September 19 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall
Xanthippi Markenscoff, UCSD
Dedicated to the memory of Prof. G.I. Barenblatt (1927-2018)
The solution of the elastodynamic problem with body-force equivalent to transformation strain suddenly applied and remaining constant inside an ellipsoidal inclusion expanding from zero dimension with constant axes speeds (i.e., self-similarly) constitutes the dynamic generalization of the Eshelby problem. The emitted dynamical fields... More >
Seminar | September 19 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall
Ian Agol, UC BERKELEY
We will discuss representations of genus 0 surface groups into $SU(2)$ for which the traces of the punctures are 0. Following Fintushel-Stern and Kirk-Klassen, these character varieties may be represented as polygonal linkages in $S^3$.
View from the Top: Tom Siebel: Digital Transformation: Survive and Thrive in an Era of Mass Extinction
Lecture | September 19 | 12-1 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium, 3rd floor
Tom Siebel, Founder, Chairman and CEO, C3.AI
Discussion of his new book Digital Transformation: Survive and Thrive in an Era of Mass Extinction with Professor Shankar Sastry. Reception and book signing in the Kvamme Atrium to follow.
Lecture | September 19 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Christine Gaspar, executive director
Christine Gaspar discusses her work as executive director of the Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP), a New Yorkbased nonprofit whose mission is to use the power of design and art to increase meaningful civic engagement, particularly among historically underrepresented communities. Gaspar partners with designers and community organizations to create visually... More >
Presentation | September 19 | 12-1 p.m. | Institute for the Study of Societal Issues, Duster Room
Eliah Bures, CRWS Visiting Scholar
It has become our practice to ask visiting scholars to present their work in an informal setting near the beginning of their stay. We hope that those of you who are interested in Dr. Bures' topic will join us for this informal gathering.
Seminar | September 19 | 12-1:30 p.m. | C330 Haas School of Business
Diana Moreira, Assistant Professor, University of California, Davis
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 >
Bancroft Library Roundtable: The Makings of a Mutiny: Ghadri Poetry and Interrogations of Subjugated Knowledges in History
Lecture | September 19 | 12-1 p.m. | Faculty Club, Lewis-Latimer Room
Amrit Deol, PhD Candidate in Interdisciplinary Humanities, UC Merced
How did a group of Indian laborers on the United States west coast almost bring down the entire British Empire in the early 1900s? Amrit Deol will discuss the history of the anti-colonial Ghadar Party, an Indian political organization, and their publication known as the Ghadar Gunj, or Echoes of Mutiny."
The Lewis-Latimer Room has a maximum capacity of 28 people. The doors will be shut and no more attendees may enter once the room is at capacity.
Natural Resources, Environmental Challenges and Youth Leaders from Southeast Asia: A Forum on Innovations and Solutions
Panel Discussion | September 19 | 12-2 p.m. | 180 Doe Library
This forum will present current perspectives on environmental issues in Southeast Asia as experienced and envisioned today by young activists and students from the region. The participants are visiting UC Berkeley as part of a program managed by the East-West Center in Honolulu and sponsored by the U.S. State Department.
Presentation | September 19 | 12 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Christine Gaspar discusses her work as executive director of the Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP), a New Yorkbased nonprofit whose mission is to use the power of design and art to increase meaningful civic engagement, particularly among historically underrepresented communities. Gaspar partners with designers and community organizations to create visually based educational tools that help... More >
Seminar | September 19 | 12-1 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium
Dr. Kelly McGonigal is a health psychologist and a lecturer at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business. As a pioneer in the field of science-help, her mission is to translate insights from psychology and neuroscience into practical strategies that support personal well-being and strengthen communities. Her 2013 TED talk, How to Make Stress Your Friend, is one of the 20 Most Viewed... More >
Seminar | September 19 | 12-1 p.m. | 3110 Etcheverry Hall
Dylan Barratt, DPhil Student, Department of Engineering Science; University of Oxford, UK
Abstract: Steep, focusing waves can experience fast and local nonlinear evolution of the spectrum due to wave-wave interactions resulting in energy transfer to both higher and lower wavenumber components. The shape and kinematics of a steep wave may, thus, differ substantially from the predictions of linear theory. We have investigated the role of nonlinear interactions on group shape for a... More >
Miscellaneous | August 29 – November 21, 2019 every Thursday | 12-1 p.m. | 5400 Berkeley Way West
Focus the mind. Foster creativity, resilience, and well-being. These meetings are free and open to faculty, staff, and students.
Information Session | September 19 | 12-1 p.m. | 260 Mulford Hall
Kerry Carmichael, Peace Corps
Join us to learn about the Peace Corps. Hear about volunteer experiences, ask questions about service, and gain tips about the application process. UC Berkeley is the number 1 sender of students to the Peace Corps, and it is a great way to make a difference on an international playing field while working on a grassroots level.
Seminar | September 19 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building
Alvaro Sanchez, Yale University
Social Event | September 19 | 1-3 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden
Take a break and get out in nature for a little bit with this short hike through the beautiful Berkeley Botanical Garden. Whether you're a plant enthusiast or just want to get a little exercise on a sunny Thursday afternoon, we'd love to have you come along!
We will meet outside of Evans Hall (by Memorial Glade) at 1 p.m. to take a bus up to the gardens.
Seminar | September 19 | 1:10-6 p.m. | TBA Haas School of Business
Joint with Haas Finance Seminar
Join us for a free, docent-led tour of the Garden as we explore interesting plants from around the world, learn about the vast diversity in the collection, and see what is currently in bloom. Meet at the Entry Plaza.
Free with Garden admission. Advanced registration not required
Seminar | September 19 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall
Lecture | September 19 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 125 Morrison Hall
Jonathan Biss talks with Nicholas Mathew in a music department class "Topics in the history of European and American Music," which is focusing on the music of Beethoven. Open to the public for observation.
Information Session | September 19 | 3-4:30 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden
Join us for an information session about the volunteer programs at UCBG. Find out what opportunities are currently available, what the requirements are, and learn how to get started.
In addition to registering, please email the Volunteer & Tour Coordinator at perry[at]berkeley.edu.
Register online or by calling 510-643-7265
Seminar | September 19 | 3:30 p.m. | 132 Mulford Hall
Monica Cooper, Viticulture Farm Advisor at the UC Cooperative Extension, will present: "UC Cooperative Extension: providing network-based learning and data-driven solutions for agriculture and natural resource professionals." Coffee will be available before the talk at 2:30PM in 139 Mulford; meet the speaker after the talk in 139 Mulford Hall.
Workshop | September 19 | 4-6 p.m. | Hertz Concert Hall
Pianist Jonathan Biss coaches three piano students at the Department of Music.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Sonata No.18 in D Major, K576, 2nd movement and 3rd movement
Robert Schumann Kreisleriana Op.16, 7th movement and 8th movement
Ludwig van Beethoven no.32 in C minor, op.111, 2nd movement
Free and open to the public for observation
Seminar | September 19 | 4-5 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall
Aluma Dembo, University of Oxford
Performing Arts - Music | September 19 | 4:10-6 p.m. | Women's Faculty Club, Outside Patio or Stebbins Lounge
Jazz Vocalist Noa Levy performs jazz classics with a trio back up. Noa has been described as singing "with the emotional directness of Carmen McCrae, a powerful voice reminiscent of Eva cassidy and the playful energy of Anita O'Day."
RSVP by calling Front Desk at 510-642-4175, or by emailing Front Desk at firstname.lastname@example.org by September 18.
Colloquium | September 19 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall
Dan Romik, University of California-Davis
The Riemann xi function is a symmetrized and entire-ized version of the Riemann zeta function, with the property that the Riemann hypothesis is true if and only if all the zeros of the Riemann xi function are real. There is an extensive history of attempts, starting in the early twentieth century (with work by Polya, Turan, De Bruijn and others), to gain insight into the Riemann hypothesis by... More >
Lecture | September 19 | 5-6 p.m. | 126 Dwinelle Annex
Gabriel Giorgi, New York University
Recent reconfigurations of political subjectivities in South America gave impulse to the new rise of the right, in which hate infuses the public sphere. These changes are inseparable from transformations in technologies, circuits, and publics of writing. Recent art installations in Argentina and Brazil explore the intersections between online writing, hate, and wars of subjectivity. This talk... More >
[Book Talk] The Conspiracy of Capital: Popular Radicalism and the Politics of Conspiracy from Haymarket to the Red Scare
Reading - Nonfiction | September 19 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 2521 Channing Way (Inst. for Res. on Labor & Employment)
Michael Mark Cohen, UC Berkeley American Studies Department
Join us for a conversation with author Michael Mark Cohen, UC Berkeley associate teaching professor in the American Studies Department.
ABOUT CONSPIRACY OF CAPITAL:
Between the 1880s and 1920s, a broad coalition of American dissidents, which included rabble-rousing cartoonists, civil liberties lawyers, socialist detectives, union organizers, and revolutionary martyrs, forged a culture of... More >
Lecture | September 19 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | Berkeley Way West, First Floor Colloquia
Dr. Nadine Burke Harris has seen firsthand the health effects of childhood stress. As a pediatrician and medical director of the Bayview Child Health Center in San Francisco, she began studying how childhood adversity translates to poor health in adulthood. In 2013, she founded the Center for Youth Wellness in order to push pediatric medicine to consider this correlation as she continued to... More >
Lecture | September 19 | 6-7 p.m. | C230 Cheit Hall
Gene Luen Yang
Asians and Asian-Americans are often portrayed as upholding some or all of the stereotypes formed against them, such as being exotic, rich, smart, and/or wimpy with glasses. These are not true, of course they are stereotypes after all. Come join us in hearing how Gene Luen Yang combats these and other similar negative representation and, instead, promote cultural awareness as an Asian-American... More >
Film - Feature | September 19 | 7 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Black Is . . . Black Aint is Marlon Riggss bold and richly textured exploration of black American identity. In this final work (completed by colleagues after his death), Riggs shows how this issue has shaped relationships among African Americans, and how people who havent fit because of color, region, sexuality, gender, even speech, have felt excluded. Commentary includes cultural critics... More >
Exhibits and Ongoing Events
Exhibit - Multimedia | August 19 – December 16, 2019 every day | 210 Wurster Hall
This exhibition explores the complex story behind the only American Japanese architect and landscape architect at Frank Lloyd Wright’s Usonian community, in Westchester County, New York in 1944.
Exhibit - Photography | August 28, 2019 – May 15, 2020 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | Stephens Hall, Townsend Center, 220 Stephens
In an exhibition of selected works from the past five decades, documentary photographer Ken Light probes social and political issues in America.
Viewing hours are generally Monday-Friday, 9 am to 4 pm. The exhibit is located in a space also used for events. Please contact the Townsend Center to confirm availability.
Exhibit - Multimedia | September 1, 2019 – August 31, 2020 every day | Free Speech Movement Cafe (Moffitt Library)
Celebrates the magnificent diversity of languages that advance research, teaching, and learning at the University of California, Berkeley. It is the point of embarkation for an exciting sequential exhibit that will build on one post per week, showcasing an array of digitized works in the original language chosen by those who work with these languages on a daily basis - librarians, professors,... More >
Exhibit - Artifacts | March 15 – December 15, 2019 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. | Hearst Museum of Anthropology
If you sip a cup of coffee, are you on drugs? If you try psychedelics, are you committing a crime? If you have a sweet tooth, are you a sugar addict?
Since the beginning of human existence, peoples of the world have altered their minds with countless plant-based substances. They have done so for many reasons, ranging from pleasure to health to ceremony, with effects both harmful and benign,... More >
Exhibit - Painting | March 27 – October 13, 2019 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-7 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
In this new commission for the BAMPFA Art Wall, entitled Ghost Demonstration, Amorales draws from the multiple histories of mural art in Mexico, the political demonstrations that occurred in Berkeley in the 1960s (as well as more recent events), and protests in the United Kingdom in the 1980s. In order to make this monumental mural, the artist used stencils of slogans from Berkeley protest... More >