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Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Free Wednesday at the Garden

Special Event | January 2 – December 4, 2019 the first Wednesday of the month every month |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Every first Wednesday at the Garden is free admission day.

Understanding the Process II: A Deeper Dive (BEUHS551)

Workshop | October 2 | 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Ed Center

 Mary Kelly, Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor/Disability Specialist, Be Well at Work - Disability Management

 Be Well at Work - Disability Management

Deeper Dive

Disability Management: Understanding the Process II-A Deeper Dive. This workshop is a hands-on continuation and application of concepts learned in the Disability Management: Understanding the Process workshop. Participants will have the opportunity to work through 'real' case scenarios, suggested by participants, we will...

- Do detailed analysis of work restrictions
- Identify...   More >

RAPDP - Foundational - Research Administration Overview and Research in a Regulatory Environment

Workshop | October 2 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | 24 University Hall

 Human Resources

Synopsis: An introductory workshop that presents key concepts in compliance and cost policy, including an overview of the regulatory hierarchy, the delegation of authority, and the types of research agreements managed by RAs. Learning Objectives: • State why there are regulations in research and name direct consequences of non-compliance • Define the Federal and University guidelines involved in...   More >

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OPT Document Check Webinar

Workshop | October 2 | 10-11 a.m. |  Online Webinar

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Join Berkeley International Office as you prepare to put together your documents for your OPT application. This webinar 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 webinar is specifically for OPT...   More >

EHS 403 RUA On-Boarding

Course | October 2 | 10:30-11:30 a.m. | 370 University Hall


 Office of Environment, Health & Safety

Discovery Station: Fruit and Seeds

Special Event | October 2 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Most plants are rooted in place, which makes dispersing their fruits and seeds particularly important. Discover how plants have adapted to distribute their seeds using wind, water and animals to help the next generation flourish and spread.

Understanding Selective Autophagy

Seminar | October 2 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building

 Wade Harper, Harvard Medical School

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Combinatorics Reading Seminar: Introduction to Ewens sampling formula

Seminar | October 2 | 11:10 a.m.-12:10 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Sebastian Hummel, Bielefield

 Department of Mathematics

I will give a brief introduction to the setup of Ewens sampling formula in the context of population genetics. The main aim will be to prove the formula using the combinatorial arguments of Griffiths/Lessard. Finally, if time permits, I explain Feller's construction to generate random permutations weighted by the number of their cycles.

Study Abroad Office Hours at EOP

Miscellaneous | October 2 – December 4, 2019 every Wednesday with exceptions | 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, EOP at MLK BNorth

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Interested in studying abroad? A Berkeley Study Abroad Peer Adviser will hold office hours at EOP every Wednesday from 11:30am-1:30pm during the fall semester to answer questions about program options, scholarships, how to apply and additional services offered!

Sign-up for a spot on http://tinyurl.com/eopstudyabroad.

CITRIS Research Exchange - 5G, Tech and Policy Leaders

Seminar | October 2 | 12-1 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium, 310

 CITRIS and the Banatao Institute

CITRIS Research Exchange is free and open to the public. Each one-hour seminar starts at 12 pm and is hosted at the Banatao Auditorium in Sutardja Dai Hall on the UC Berkeley campus unless otherwise noted. Register by the Monday prior to the event to receive lunch.

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Plant and Microbial Biology Seminar: "Functional analysis of genes in regulating perianth identity and development in orchids"

Seminar | October 2 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall

 Chang Hsien Yang, National Chung Hsing University

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

Dr. Yang's research interests include the study of the mechanisms controlling flower transition, flower organ formation, flower senescence and male sterility. For his work he has received the Outstanding Research Award from the National Science Council (NSC) and Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST), Academic Award and National Chair Professorships from the Ministry of Education (MOE). He...   More >

Townsend Book Chat with Alva Noë: Infinite Baseball: Notes from a Philosopher at the Ballpark

Lecture | October 2 | 12-1 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens

 Townsend Center for the Humanities

Noë explores the many unexpected ways in which baseball is truly a philosophical kind of game — a window on language, culture, and the nature of human action, intertwined with deep and fundamental human truths.

BioE Seminar - Joel Collier: Bioengineering Department Seminar

Seminar | October 2 | 12-1 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Joel Collier, Duke University

 Bioengineering (BioE)

"Active Immunotherapies from Supramolecular Assemblies"

Joel Collier, Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Duke University


Seminar | October 2 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 VLSB, Grinnell-Miller Library


 Museum of Vertebrate Zoology

MVZ Lunch is a graduate level seminar series (IB264) based on current and recent vertebrate research. Professors, graduate students, staff, and visiting researchers present on current and past research projects. The seminar meets every Wednesday from 12- 1pm in the Grinnell-Miller Library. Enter through the MVZ's Main Office, 3101 Valley Life Sciences Building, and please let the receptionist...   More >

Curator’s Talk: Julia White on Sakaki Hyakusen

Presentation | October 2 | 12 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Senior Curator for Asian Art Julia White introduces the first US exhibition focused on the art of Sakaki Hyakusen, the founding father of the Nanga school of painting in Japan. Her tour will highlight the extensive conservation of Mountain Landscape, a pair of six-fold screens considered one of Hyakusen’s masterpieces.

Racial fluidity and its impact on income inequality over time: A Demography Brown Bag Talk

Colloquium | October 2 | 12-1 p.m. | 2232 Piedmont, Seminar Room

 Jeronimo Muñiz, Professor, Sociology, University of British Columbia

 Population Science, Department of Demography

Jeronimo Muniz is an Associate Professor of Sociology from the Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil, and will be a Visiting Scholar with the department until the end of 2019. His main research employs quantitative methods and empirical simulations to understand the construction of racial “realities” from predefined analytical categories.

Agricultural strategies and environmental change in the ancient eastern Mediterranean

Lecture | October 2 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 John M. Marston, Associate Professor, Anthropology, Boston University

 Archaeological Research Facility

Marston presents recent work from an ancient urban center in central Anatolia (modern Turkey), where complex agricultural strategies were employed to adapt to coincident environmental and social change on both local and regional scales.

What do Climate Change and Girls’ Education have to do with Food Security in the Sahel?

Lecture | October 2 | 12-2 p.m. | 5101 Berkeley Way West

 Daniel Perlman, PhD, Centre for Girls Education; Lawali Nassourou, PhD, University Abdou Moumouni; Alisha Graves, MPH, The OASIS Initiative

 The Bixby Center for Population, Health and Sustainability

Piano and Cello: Noon Concert Series

Performing Arts - Music | October 2 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

20th century English art song cycles by Vaughan Williams, Finzi, Gurney performed by students of the vocal studies program.
William Basset, baritone
Emily Drummond, mezzo-soprano
Luke Dzwonczyk, baritone
Jeffrey Sykes, piano
Nikolas Nackley, director

Free. No reserved seating.

Doors: 12:00pm
Concert: 12:15-1pm

Self-Control in Nonverbal and Social Behavior Causes and Predicts Increases in the Attribution and Attainment of Status

Colloquium | October 2 | 12:10-1:15 p.m. | 1104 Berkeley Way West

 Dana R. Carney, Barbara and Gerson Bakar Faculty Fellow, BerkeleyHaas

 Institute of Personality and Social Research

In work led by Michael Rosenblum, we hypothesized that nonverbal and social behavioral demonstrations of self-control/restraint would lead to higher attributions of status—regardless of that person’s actual status.

Breastfeeding Your Baby/Returning to Work or School (BEUHS602)

Workshop | October 2 | 1-4:15 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club

 Tina Benitez, IBCLC, Certified Lactation Consultant

 Be Well at Work - Work/Life

This 3 hour class is taught by a certified lactation consultant and is broken up into two parts.

The first portion of the class, 1-3pm, addresses breastfeeding basics and problem solving. The second portion of class, 3:15-4:15pm, covers returning-to-work planning and breast pumps. Those who have already attended a breastfeeding class are welcome to join the last portion of the class.

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Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 2 – December 4, 2019 the first Wednesday of the month every month | 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

BLISS Seminar: Systematic Quantization of Neural Networks Through Second-Order Information

Seminar | October 2 | 3-4 p.m. | 400 Cory Hall

 Amir Gholami, UC Berkeley

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Model size and inference speed have become major challenged in the deployment of Neural Networks for many applications. A promising approach to address these is quantization. However, existing quantization methods use ad-hoc approaches and “tricks” that do not generalize to different models and require significant hand tuning. To address this, we have recently developed a new systematic approach...   More >

Weekly Coffee Break

Social Event | August 28 – December 11, 2019 every Wednesday | 3-4 p.m. |  Windmill Coffee House

 2131 Durant, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Berkeley International Office's Coffee Break is a weekly opportunity for UC Berkeley global students to meet and engage with one another in a relaxing environment. It’s a chance to enjoy free coffee, share stories about your experiences on campus, and get to know Berkeley International Office advisers. All UC Berkeley students are invited. Students are free to talk about anything, but we'll also...   More >

The Entertainer

Film - Feature | October 2 | 3:10 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

“That’s right, chaps, remember we’re British!” That’s a running joke in this series, but it starts here. John Osborne’s screen adaptation of his tragicomisatiric play unabashedly retains an aura of theater, set against the evocative backdrop of a seedy seaside town. Laurence Olivier portrays a never-was music-hall comedian and philanderer, Archie Rice; Joan Plowright and Alan Bates (his screen...   More >

Outliers in the spectrum for products of independent random matrices

Seminar | October 2 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Philip Wood, U. C. Berkeley Mathematics

 Department of Statistics

For fixed positive integers m, we consider the product of m independent n by n random matrices with iid entries as in the limit as n tends to infinity. Under suitable assumptions on the entries of each matrix, it is known that the limiting empirical distribution of the eigenvalues is described by the m-th power of the circular law. Moreover, this same limiting distribution continues to hold if...   More >

Berkeley Number Theory Learning Seminar: More Hurwitz spaces

Seminar | October 2 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Yanshuai Qin, University of California, Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

EECS Colloquium: How We Got Cellphone Antennas Wrong For 20 Years; and How We Fixed It

Colloquium | October 2 | 4-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, 306 (HP Auditorium)

 Eli Yablonovitch, Berkeley EECS

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Antenna Physics has been taken for granted in both Engineering and Physics. Yet when a new technology—cellphones—emerged nobody knew how to proceed. The result was a hilarious progression of cellphone antenna designs over 20 years, which made no scientific sense, yet were manufactured and distributed in hundreds of millions of units. The actual physics of antennas is hardly taught, nor is it...   More >

Fung Institute presents: Engineering Leadership Speaking Series

Lecture | September 4 – November 20, 2019 every Wednesday with exceptions | 4-5:30 p.m. | 310 Sutardja Dai Hall

 Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership

Join UC Berkeley Master of Engineering students for an executive speaker series with leaders from different technology industries. The technology industry forms a vital part of the Northern California economy and these sessions provide an opportunity to deepen your understanding and connections. Engage with innovative leaders from top companies, deepen your industry and functional knowledge and...   More >

Center for Computational Biology Seminar: Reconstructing Human Population History in Africa using Genomic Data

Seminar | October 2 | 4-5 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center

 Brenna Henn, Associate Professor, UC Davis

 Center for Computational Biology

Over twenty-five years ago, geneticists sequenced mitochondrial DNA from a diverse sample of human populations and hypothesized that all humans have a common origin in Africa 200,000 years ago. The broad outlines of this hypothesis remain remarkably unaltered, but many details of our African origin continue to be elusive. After decades of advances in human genetics, we are no longer data limited...   More >

Engineering ultrastable protein scaffolds for the programmable assembly of multifunctional nanobiomaterials/ New radical halogenases for the engineering of amino acid-based products

Colloquium | October 2 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall

 Sam Lim, PhD student in the Clark Group; Monica Neugebauer, PhD student in the Chang Group

 Department of Chemical Engineering

Engineering ultrastable protein scaffolds for the programmable assembly of multifunctional nanobiomaterials/New radical halogenases for the engineering of amino acid-based products

Topology Seminar: Doubly slice odd pretzel knots

Seminar | October 2 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 3 Evans Hall

 Clayton McDonald, Boston College

 Department of Mathematics

A knot K in $S^3$ is slice if it is the cross section of an embedded 2-sphere in $S^4$, and it is doubly slice if the 2-sphere is unknotted. Although slice knots are very well-studied, doubly slice knots have been given comparatively less attention. We prove that an odd pretzel knot is doubly slice if it has 2n+1 twist parameters consisting of n+1 copies of a and n copies of -a for some odd...   More >

From Smart Phones to Smart Students

Special Event | October 2 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 202 South Hall

 Pedro Ferreira

 Information, School of

Distraction versus learning with mobile devices in the classroom and student success

Ancient Amazons: Warrior Women in Myth, Art, and Archaeology

Lecture | October 2 | 5-7 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Adrienne Mayor, Stanford University

 Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS)

Fierce Amazons are featured in some of the most famous Greek myths.
Every great hero, from Heracles to Achilles, battled these powerful warrior queens.
But were Amazons real? Join Adrienne Mayor as she recounts tales of women warriors and uncovers some realities behind the myths.

Janaki Bakhle | Gandhi, Savarkar and the Muslim Question: Celebrating the 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi

Lecture | October 2 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Janaki Bakhle, Associate Professor of History, UC Berkeley

 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, Center for Initiative on Political Conflict, Gender and People's Rights Race and Gender, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Center for British Studies, Department of History

A talk by Professor Janaki Bakhle, Associate Professor of History at UC Berkeley.

Toastmasters on Campus Club: Learn public speaking

Meeting | January 14, 2015 – December 18, 2019 every Wednesday | 6:15-7:30 p.m. | 3111 Etcheverry Hall

 Toastmasters on Campus

Toastmasters has been the world leader in teaching public speaking since 1924. Meetings are an enjoyable self-paced course designed to get you up and running as a speaker in only a few months.

Cine Latino: Amazônia Groove

Film - Documentary | October 2 | 7-8:30 p.m. | 102 Moffitt Undergraduate Library

 Center for Latin American Studies

Amazônia Groove is framed by a trip up the Amazon River into remote parts of northeastern Brazil. Trees and water glide by along with stories and songs, and director Bruno Murtinho introduces a group of accomplished musicians, each of whom tells a tale of land, water, and life. From traditional bolero music to modern "technobrega," artists perform and discuss the power of music in Brazil and...   More >

(Photo courtesy of Pagu Pictures.)

Cal in the Capital Information Session

Information Session | October 2 | 7-8 p.m. | 234 Dwinelle Hall

 Public Service Center

Come to learn how to build your professional skills through a summer internship in Washington DC with Cal in the Capital!

L’age d’or

Film - Feature | October 2 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

The film perhaps most identified with the Surrealist movement, L’age d’or was described on its release as a “desperate pursuit of a wonderful love across the ferocious and cunning snares of social life” (Jean-Paul Dreyfus). Luis Buñuel himself reflected, “L’age d’or is the only film in my career conceived and created in a state of euphoria and enthusiasm, of vertigo for overthrowing things and...   More >

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 >

Power and the People: The U.S. Census and Who Counts

Exhibit - Artifacts | September 16, 2019 – March 1, 2020 every day | Doe Library, Bernice Layne Brown Gallery


Since 1790, the U.S. Census has impacted many aspects of our lives. It determines congressional apportionment, decides which communities receive a slice of $500,000,000,000 in federal funds, and provides information essential to policy making. Census questions also reflect the beliefs, concerns and prejudices of their time, starting with the first census which mandated that enslaved people be...   More >

Power to the People

You Are On Indian Land: There There (On the Same Page 2019): An Exhibit of Library Collections relating to the Native American community of Oakland

Exhibit - Multimedia | August 26, 2019 – January 31, 2020 every day | Moffitt Undergraduate Library, 3rd floor


Tommy Orange's debut novel, There There, is this year's On the Same Page program reading. The entire campus community is encouraged to read the book and participate in classes and events this Fall.

“Orange’s debut is an ambitious meditation on identity and its broken alternatives, on myth filtered through the lens of time and poverty and urban life. Its many short chapters are told through a...   More >

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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 >

Guided Tours: Strange

Exhibit - Multimedia | September 4 – November 27, 2019 every Wednesday | 12:15 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Explore the spirit of Surrealism with a guided tour of Strange, which features a diverse array of works from the BAMPFA collection invoking the improbable, uncanny, mysterious, and miraculous.