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Thursday, September 19, 2019

Botanical Illustration: Edibles and Herbs with Catherine Watters

Workshop | September 19 – 20, 2019 every day | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 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

Microsoft SharePoint Automation and Integrations

Course | September 19 | 10-11:30 a.m. |  Virtual Classroom

 Human Resources

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 >

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Going in Circles – Revolutionizing Repetitive Control, with Application to Tethered Energy Systems

Seminar | September 19 | 10-11 a.m. | 3110 Etcheverry Hall

 Associate Professor Chris Vermillion, North Carolina State University

 Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME)

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

 Department of Mathematics

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 >

3-Manifold Seminar: Surface group representations

Seminar | September 19 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall


 Department of Mathematics

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

 College of Engineering

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.

Christine Gaspar: Designing with People: The Work of the Center for Urban Pedagogy

Lecture | September 19 | 12-1:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Christine Gaspar

 Arts + Design

Christine Gaspar, executive director

Christine Gaspar discusses her work as executive director of the Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP), a New York–based 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 >

Patterns of Conversion in the Radical Conservative Tradition

Presentation | September 19 | 12-1 p.m. | Institute for the Study of Societal Issues, Duster Room

 2420 Bowditch Street, Berkeley, CA 94720

 Eliah Bures, CRWS Visiting Scholar

 Center for Right-Wing Studies

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.

Oliver E. Williamson Seminar

Seminar | September 19 | 12-1:30 p.m. | C330 Haas School of Business

 Diana Moreira, Assistant Professor, University of California, Davis

 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 >

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

 Bancroft Library

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

 Center for Southeast Asia Studies

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.

Christine Gaspar: Designing with People: The Work of the Center for Urban Pedagogy

Presentation | September 19 | 12 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Christine Gaspar discusses her work as executive director of the Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP), a New York–based 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 >

How to Make Stress your Friend

Seminar | September 19 | 12-1 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium

 Dr. Kelly McGonigal, Lecturer, Stanford University and Author of The Upside of Stress and The Willpower Instinct

 Visiting Scholar and Postdoc Affairs (VSPA)

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 >

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Directional Energy Transfers in a Deep-Water, Extreme Ocean Wave

Seminar | September 19 | 12-1 p.m. | 3110 Etcheverry Hall

 Dylan Barratt, DPhil Student, Department of Engineering Science; University of Oxford, UK

 Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME)

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 >

Mindful Awareness: Guided Meditation

Miscellaneous | August 29 – November 21, 2019 every Thursday | 12-1 p.m. | 5400 Berkeley Way West

 Jeffrey Oxendine

 Institute of Personality and Social Research

Focus the mind. Foster creativity, resilience, and well-being. These meetings are free and open to faculty, staff, and students.

Peace Corps Info Session

Information Session | September 19 | 12-1 p.m. | 260 Mulford Hall

 Kerry Carmichael, Peace Corps

 College of Natural Resources

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.

IB Seminar: Metabolic rules of microbial community assembly and evolution

Seminar | September 19 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Alvaro Sanchez, Yale University

 Department of Integrative Biology

BIO Bears Botanical Gardens Hike

Social Event | September 19 | 1-3 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

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.

Econ 235, Financial Economics Seminar: Berkeley – Stanford Joint Seminar

Seminar | September 19 | 1:10-6 p.m. | TBA Haas School of Business


 Department of Economics

Joint with Haas Finance Seminar

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 3 – December 29, 2019 every Sunday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday with exceptions | 1:30-2:45 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

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

Jonathan Biss

Lecture | September 19 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 125 Morrison Hall

 Jonathan Biss

 Cal Performances, Department of Music

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.

New Volunteer Information Session

Information Session | September 19 | 3-4:30 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Perry Hall

 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

ESPM Seminar Series, Fall 2019: Monica Cooper

Seminar | September 19 | 3:30 p.m. | 132 Mulford Hall

 Monica Cooper

 Dept. of Environmental Science, Policy, and Mgmt. (ESPM)

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.

Jonathan Biss: Piano Master Class

Workshop | September 19 | 4-6 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Jonathan Biss

 Department of Music

Pianist Jonathan Biss coaches three piano students at the Department of Music.
Grace Moore:
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Sonata No.18 in D Major, K576, 2nd movement and 3rd movement

Emily Lin:
Robert Schumann Kreisleriana Op.16, 7th movement and 8th movement

Jolie Huang:
Ludwig van Beethoven no.32 in C minor, op.111, 2nd movement
Free and open to the public for observation

Seminar 242, Econometrics: "Rationality, Error, and Random Revealed Preferences"

Seminar | September 19 | 4-5 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Aluma Dembo, University of Oxford

 Department of Economics

Graduate Research Conference

Seminar | September 19 | 4-5 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall

 Jean Van Buren, Graduate Student for Ron Cohen and David Sedlack, https://www.ce.berkeley.edu/people/faculty/sedlak

 College of Chemistry

Coffee served at 3:50pm at the Coffee Lab

Centennial Event - "Arts in the Afternoon": Songs from the Roaring 20s

Performing Arts - Music | September 19 | 4:10-6 p.m. | Women's Faculty Club, Outside Patio or Stebbins Lounge

 Noa Levy

 Women's Faculty Club

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 womensfacultyclub@gmail.com by September 18.

Mathematics Department Colloquium: Orthogonal polynomial expansions for the Riemann xi function

Colloquium | September 19 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Dan Romik, University of California-Davis

 Department of Mathematics

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 >

An Archeology of Hate. Writing the “Wars of Subjectivity” in Latin America.

Lecture | September 19 | 5-6 p.m. | 126 Dwinelle Annex

 Gabriel Giorgi, New York University

 Center for Latin American Studies

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 >

(Photo by Sebastian Freire.)

[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

 UC Berkeley Labor Center, American Studies

Join us for a conversation with author Michael Mark Cohen, UC Berkeley associate teaching professor in the American Studies Department.

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 >

A Conversation with California's First Surgeon General Nadine Burke Harris

Lecture | September 19 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | Berkeley Way West, First Floor Colloquia

 Public Health, School of

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 >

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Cartoonist and Author of American Born Chinese Gene Luen Yang at the Berkeley Forum

Lecture | September 19 | 6-7 p.m. | C230 Cheit Hall

 Gene Luen Yang

 The Berkeley Forum

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 >


Black Is . . . Black Ain’t

Film - Feature | September 19 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Black Is . . . Black Ain’t is Marlon Riggs’s 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 haven’t “fit” because of color, region, sexuality, gender, even speech, have felt excluded. Commentary includes cultural critics...   More >

Gyges’ Choice: Rationality and Visibility

Lecture | September 19 | 7 p.m. | 315 Wheeler Hall

 Josiah Ober, Mitsotakis Professor of Classics and Political Science, Stanford University

 Department of Classics

The Sather Classical Lectures, part 1.

Exhibits and Ongoing Events

The Life and Career of Kaneji Domoto

Exhibit - Multimedia | August 19 – December 16, 2019 every day | 210 Wurster Hall

 Environmental Design, College of

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.

Photographs by Ken Light: American Stories

Exhibit - Photography | August 28, 2019 – May 15, 2020 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | Stephens Hall, Townsend Center, 220 Stephens

 Townsend Center for the Humanities, Journalism, Graduate School of

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.

The Languages of Berkeley: An Online Exhibition

Exhibit - Multimedia | September 1, 2019 – August 31, 2020 every day |  Free Speech Movement Cafe (Moffitt Library)

 Library, Berkeley Language Center

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 >

Pleasure, Poison, Prescription, Prayer: The Worlds of Mind-Altering Substances

Exhibit - Artifacts | March 15 – December 15, 2019 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Hearst Museum of Anthropology

 Phoebe A. 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 >

Art Wall: Carlos Amorales

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

 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 >