Monday, September 30, 2019
Lecture | September 30 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)
Ruchira Gupta, Founder of Indian anti-sex trafficking organization, Apne Aap
Talk by founder of Indian anti-sex trafficking organization, Apne Aap, Ruchira Gupta on bottom-up approaches to end sex-trafficking and the intersecting inequalities that create its vulnerabilities. it will also delve into the aestheticization of exploitation in a world where the market can justify anything.
Seminar | September 30 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall
Konstantin Sonin, Professor, University of Chicago,
The Political Economy Seminar focuses on formal and quantitative work in the political economy field, including formal political theory.
Workshop | September 30 | 2-3 p.m. | 136 Barrows Hall
Join Berkeley International Office as you prepare to put together your documents for your OPT application. This workshop will cover required documents, how to fill out the forms, and most common mistakes in the application. In addition, there will be a Q&A portion during which you can ask specific questions about your own application.
Please note that this workshop is specifically for OPT... More >
Seminar 231, Public Finance: "Who Pays for Health Insurance? The Distribution of Premiums in the United States"
Seminar | September 30 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall
Jonathan Holmes, UCB
Workshop | September 30 | 2:30-3:30 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall
Need to write a grant proposal? This workshop is for you! You'll get a head start on defining your research question, developing a lit review and project plan, presenting your qualifications, and creating a realistic budget.
Open to all UC Berkeley students.
Seminar | September 30 | 3-4 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall
Henrik Matthiesen, University of Chicago
I will discuss asymptotic lower bounds of the first eigenvalue for two constructions of attaching degenerating handles to a given closed Riemannian surface. One of these constructions is relatively simple but often fails to strictly increase the first eigenvalue normalized by area. Motivated by this negative result, we then give a much more involved construction that always strictly increases the... More >
Seminar | September 30 | 3-5 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall
Archit Kulkarni and Jorge Garza Vargas, UC Berkeley
In the last two decades, tools from noncommutative probability theory have successfully been applied to study the spectra of graphs. In this direction, it has been shown that noncommutative notions of independence (classical, free, monotone and Boolean) correspond to previously studied graph products (Cartesian, free, comb and star, respectively). In this ongoing work, we introduce a new graph... More >
Colloquium | September 30 | 4-6 p.m. | Institute of East Asian Studies (Golden Bear Center, 1995 University Ave., 5th floor), IEAS Conference Room
Ming Sing, Associate Professor, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology
Hong Kong has experienced its greatest political crisis in decades during this summer of discontents. This lecture will explore questions such as: What are the root causes of Hong Kongs largest mass movement in history? Why has this extradition bill generated such intense and widespread reactions from the public? How did the situation deteriorate to this point and, if continued to intensify,... More >
Reading - Literary | September 30 | 4-6 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220
Maxim Osipov, Author
The second lecture in the Fall 2019 Slavic Graduate Colloquium Series.
Author Maxim Osipov will relate stories from his recently published collection of short stories - the first in English. He will be joined by Sabrina Jaszi (Slavic).
Colloquium | September 30 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Berkeley Way West, Room 1102, 2121 Berkeley Way, Berkeley, CA 94720
Mitchell L Stevens, Stanford University
Students freedom to choose majors and courses of study elective selection is a fundamental feature of undergraduate education in the United States. Researchers and policymakers take it for granted, and we shouldnt. Elective selection is intellectually and politically convenient, but also creates wicked management problems. It empowers students to forge their own academic programs but also... More >
Looking to the future by modeling the past: Design and characterization of engineered metalloenzymes for small molecule activation
Seminar | September 30 | 4-5 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall
Hannah Shafaat, The Ohio State University
Reading - Literary | September 30 | 4:10-5:45 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 220, Geballe Room
Maxim Osipov, Tarusa/Moscow
Heralded as the Chekhov of the 21st century, Maxim Osipov is a writer of short stories that capture the poignant beauty and decay in the Russian provinces. This event is a bilingual reading and discussion, featuring stories from the new and highly acclaimed English translation of his work.
Seminar | September 30 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall
Konstantin Sonin, University of Chicago
Colloquium | September 30 | 4:15 p.m. | LeConte Hall, 1 LeConte Hall
Dr. Adilson E. Motter, Northwestern University
Complex systems are often described by simple equations that nevertheless can lead to a rich variety of disparate solutions. Discovering and understanding the full spectrum of solutions that correspond to stable states is at the forefront of current research on the network modeling of complex systems. Recent work by our group and others has revealed a myriad of stable and metastable states with... More >
Seminar | September 30 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall
Phil Buhlmann, Director of Graduate Studies, University of Minnesota
Graduate school is a great place to gain scientific and research expertise but thats hardly the only thing youll need in your future as a Ph.D. Are you ready to lead a group? Manage your coworkers? Mentor budding scientists?
To address the many interpersonal issues that arise in a scientific workplace, graduate students from Chemistry, Physics, and Molecular & Cell Biology founded SLAM:... More >
Information Session | September 30 | 6-7 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)
Lecture | September 30 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Rabih Alameddine; Lawrence Rinder
Presented by BAMPFA
Rabih Alameddine, Author
Lawrence Rinder, Director, BAMPFA
Beirut and Bay Areabased, internationally acclaimed author Rabih Alameddine joins BAMPFA Director and Chief Curator Lawrence Rinder for a conversation on concepts of strangeness in relation to the museums exhibition Strange, which Rinder organized. Featuring works from many cultures and time periods that... More >
Presentation | September 30 | 6:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Beirut- and Bay Areabased, internationally acclaimed author Rabih Alameddine joins BAMPFA Director and Chief Curator Lawrence Rinder for a conversation on concepts of strangeness in relation to the exhibition Strange, which Rinder organized.
Alameddines most recent novel is the multi-award-winning The Angel of History. Other books include I, The Divine; Koolaids; The Perv; and the... 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 >