Tuesday, October 29, 2019
Presentation | October 29 | Women's Faculty Club, Stebbins Lounge
Robert P.J. Cooney, National Women's History Project
CANCELLED For TODAY - Will Be rescheduled and reposted.
elebrated author Robert P.J. Cooney discusses his book "Winning the Vote: The Triumph of the American Woman Suffrage Movement." Three generations of suffragists fought, sacrificed and suffered to win the vote for half the American population. Cooney captures their heroic struggle through images and stories of their intensity, indignation,... More >
EVENT CANCELLED FOR TODAY - WILL RESCHEDULE PROBLEMS DUE TO AREA WIDE POWER OUTAGES AND SPEAKER'S TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS
Special Event | October 28 – November 1, 2019 every day | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, bNorth SERC Space
Climate Justice Week aims to create an intentional space to engage the wider UC Berkeley community on the intersections of climate change and social justice. Find more information at serc.berkeley.edu/cjw
Course | October 29 | 10-11:30 a.m. | Virtual Classroom
This course details the process of designing and distributing surveys using the UC Berkeley instance of Qualtrics. Emphasis is placed on question design, data validation, survey distribution methods, response statistics, and security permissions. Learning Objectives * Identify the steps for Qualtrics account access at UC Berkeley. * Design new survey projects using the Survey module. * Integrate... More >
Seminar | October 29 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall
Lecture | October 29 | 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 5101 Berkeley Way West
Working with youth can be an effective way to improve environmental health literacy and community engagement while also shining light on community concerns and building local capacity. Dr. Harley will discuss her work conducting youth-driven research and advocacy projects with high school students in Salinas including researching how local residents are exposed to pesticides and chemicals in... More >
Student Faculty Macro Lunch - "General equilibrium effects of cash transfers: experimental evidence from Kenya"
Presentation | October 29 | 12-1 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall
This workshop consists of one-hour informal presentations on topics related to macroeconomics and international finance, broadly defined. The presenters are UC Berkeley PhD students, faculty, and visitors.
** MUST RSVP**
RSVP by November 1.
Lecture | October 29 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall
Ludvig Norman, Stockholm University
In recent years, the European Union has found itself in a state of seemingly chronic crisis, including the economic and financial crisis unleashed on Europe in 2008, the political crisis with the rise of populist and extremist parties across the continent, the migration crisis as well as Brexit. It is widely held that the response to these crises has led to a considerable strengthening of... More >
Workshop | October 28 – 31, 2019 every day | 12-4 p.m. | 141 Sutardja Dai Hall
The CITRIS Invention Lab is hosting a week of costume building to get you ready for Halloween. The event is open to all; waivers just need to be signed by non-Maker Pass holders.
Well be kicking the open house off with a noontime Cosplay Strategies session (informal, no lunch provided) on Monday, October 28th, hosted by last years contest winner (Dan Chapman) and focusing on cheap and fast... More >
Seminar | October 29 | 12-1 p.m. | 293 Cory Hall
Brillouin imaging can extract viscoelastic properties with micron-level resolution in a label-free, non-invasive way. The conventional bulk-optics based Brillouin system has already been applied to various biological samples. While the utility of Brillouin imaging has been demonstrated, the intrinsically weak scattering process means that recent work in instrumentation has aimed to maximize the... More >
(CANCELED) View from the Top: Michelle Mao: Managing Rapid Growth in the Consumer Electronics Industry
Lecture | October 29 | 12-1 p.m. | Blum Hall, Room 100, First flr. | Canceled
Michelle Mao, President, TCL North America
UC Berkeley College of Engineering, MET Student Board
*This event has been canceled because of the ongoing power outage on campus.*
Michelle Mao, president of TCL North America, will discuss Managing Rapid Growth in the Consumer Electronics Industry," with Dean Tsu-Jae King Liu.
Michelle has more than 20 years of experience in marketing and operations leadership and a proven track record of driving sales growth in the global TV industry.
Meeting | February 20, 2018 – January 5, 2021 every Tuesday | 12:15-1 p.m. | 3110 Tang Center, University Health Services
The Mindfulness Meditation Group meets every Tuesday at 12:15-1:00 pm at 3110 Tang Center on campus. All campus-affiliated people are welcome to join us on a drop-in basis, no registration or meditation experience necessary. We start with a short reading on meditation practice, followed by 30 minutes of silent sitting, and end with a brief discussion period.
Seminar | October 29 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 732 Evans Hall
Gurbir Dhillon, Stanford
Let G be an almost simple algebraic group with Langlands dual G'. Gaitsgory conjectured that affine Category O for G at a noncritical level should be equivalent to Whittaker D-modules on the affine flag variety of G' at the dual level. After reviewing in detail some background and motivation for the conjecture in quantum Langlands, we describe some aspects of its proof, which is joint work with... More >
Protecting Land Rights in the Face of Large-Scale Development Projects: Creative Strategies Communities are Using to Protect Their Rights
Panel Discussion | October 29 | 12:45-1:50 p.m. | 170 The Law Building
Alfred Brownell, Founder, Green Advocates International; Sarah Singh, Communities Co-Director, Accountability Counsel; Emily Jacobi, Executive Director and Founder, Digital Democracy
Katherine McDonnell, Director of Legal Advocacy, Corporate Accountability Lab
Communities around the world are organizing and standing up to protect their rights in the face of large scale development projects that threaten their livelihood and basic human rights. Indigenous and other communities are forcibly evicted or displaced every year to make way for development projects. Communities are fighting back. They are devising creative strategies to protect their... More >
Information Session | October 29 | 1-2 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall
Sean Burns, Director, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships
OURS Staff will discuss eligibility criteria for SURF programs, benefits of the fellowship and tips for a successful application
Seminar 237, Macroeconomics, "Uneven Growth: Automations Impact on Income and Wealth Inequality∗": Joint with Seminar 281, International Trade and Finance
Seminar | October 29 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall
Benjamin Moll, Princeton University
Special Event | October 22 – December 20, 2019 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 2-5 p.m. | 2224 Piedmont (Center for Digital Archaeology )
Experience photographs, videos, open source investigations, and 360° Virtual Reality that document the assault on Raqqa, Syria by coalition forces in 2017. The show draws on Amnesty International's investigations, supported by students in UC Berkeley's Human Rights Investigations Lab and the Digital Verification Corps worldwide. Immerse yourself in video, testimonials, satellite imagery and maps... More >
Seminar | October 29 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall
Douglas Bernheim, Stanford University
Colloquium | October 29 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 1104 Berkeley Way West
Aric A. Prather, PhD, University of California, San Francisco
Title: Sleep, Stress, & Immunity: A Bedtime Story
Sleep plays a critical role in promoting optimal physical health; however, the biological mechanisms linking insufficient sleep and poor health remain to be fully elucidated. In this talk, I will discuss research that highlights the role of the immune system as a key pathway through which poor sleep, particularly short sleep duration, affects... More >
Harmonic Analysis and Differential Equations Student Seminar: Semiclassical defect measures and observability estimate for Schrödinger operators with homogeneous potentials of order zero
Seminar | October 29 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall
Keita Mikami, RIKEN
In this talk, we will consider asymptotic behavior as $x\to \infty$ of Schrödinger operators with homogeneous potentials of order zero. Localization in direction was known as a property of Schrödinger operators with homogeneous potentials of order zero or corresponding Hamiltonian flow. We will introduce this known localization in direction first. We then introduce the localization of defect... More >
Seminar | October 29 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 402 LeConte Hall
Benjamin Gammage, Harvard & University of Miami
2d mirror symmetry relates the algebraic and symplectic geometry of a pair of Kahler manifolds obtained by dualizing a Lagrangian torus fibration. We will discuss some known and expected results in the case when the spaces involved are actually hyperkahler, arising as moduli spaces of 4-dimensional supersymmetric gauge theories (for instance, by a K-theoretic version of the... More >
Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: An introduction to Standard Monomial Theory
Seminar | October 29 | 3:45-4:45 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall
Venkatraman Lakshmibai, Northeastern University
I shall first introduce the celebrated Grassmannian variety and its canonical projective variety structure under the Plùcker embedding. Then I shall describe a basis for the homogeneous co-ordinate ring of the Grassmannian for the Plùcker embedding in terms of certain monomials in the Plùcker co-ordinates, the so called “Standard Monomials”. I shall then introduce the SCHUBERT subvarities... More >
Colloquium | October 29 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Shorb House, Latinx Research Center
Rocío Rosales, Assistant Professor of Sociology, UC Irvine
In this talk, I examine fruteros social and economic lives, as well as their day-to-day struggles, as they labor under the most restrictive anti-vending ordinances in the country while also being undocumented. In this talk, I will also address several methodological issues I encountered throughout my time in the field.
Lecture | October 29 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library
Victoria Reyes, Assistant Professor of Sociology, UC Riverside
This talk, derived from Prof. Reyes' new book, draws on archival and ethnographic data to describe the everyday experiences of people living and working in Subic Bay in the Philippines (a former U.S. military base, now a Freeport Zone), to make the case for critically examining similar spaces across the world.
Lecture | October 29 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Latinx Research Center
New research by Prof. Rocío Rosales (UC Irvine) sponsored by the Center for Ethnographic Research (CER).
Creating Undergraduate Discovery Projects: Strategies for Making the Most of Your Undergraduate Years
Workshop | October 29 | 4 p.m. | Durant Hall, Room 9
At UC Berkeley, undergraduates develop their passions through discovery projects that deepen their learning, better the world, and launch their futures. In this workshop, you gain strategies for creating powerful learning experiences, seeking funding for your projects, and building community at UC Berkeley in a way that will support your life goals.
Seminar | October 29 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall
The materials-by-design approach to the development of functional materials requires new synthetic strategies that allow for material composition and structure to be independently controlled and tuned on demand. Although it is exceedingly difficult to control the complex interactions between atomic and molecular species in such a manner, interactions between nanoscale components can be encoded,... More >
Seminar | October 29 | 4-6 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall
Presentation | October 29 | 4:10-6 p.m. | Women's Faculty Club, Stebbins Lounge
Robert P. J. Cooney, National Women's History Project
Celebrated author Robert P.J. Cooney speaks on his book "Winning the Vote: The Triumph of the American Woman Suffrage Movement" - Three generations of suffragists fought, sacrificed and suffered to wing the vote for half the American population. Cooney captures their heroic struggle through images and stories of their intensity, indignation, strategies and humor. Come to learn and celebrate their... More >
RSVP by calling Front Desk at 510-642-4175, or by emailing Front Desk at email@example.com by October 28.
Meeting | August 27, 2019 – August 25, 2020 the last Tuesday of the month every month | 4:30-7 p.m. | Berkeley SkyDeck Penthouse
This meetup is aimed at bringing together students, researchers, faculty, IT staff and the wider local community to learn, share and discuss our work in designing and operating services built on cloud computing architectures.
We will feature speakers and engaging discussions around current issues in cloud computing often with an enterprise focus.
Lecture | October 29 | 5 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, Maude Fife, 315 Wheeler Hall
Artist Paul Chan is the winner of the 2014 Hugo Boss Prize, awarded biennially by the Guggenheim Foundation to an artist who has made a visionary contribution to contemporary art. His Unas Lecture explores the figure of the bather as an embodiment of pleasure that is linked to the act of renewal.
Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: McKay correspondence and walls for G-Hilb
Seminar | October 29 | 5-6 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall
Ben Wormleighton, UC Berkeley
The McKay correspondence studies how the representation theory of subgroups G of SL(n) interacts with the geometry of minimal resolutions of the quotient singularity \(\mathbb C^n / G\). I will outline the classical story for SL(2) and some of its extensions to three dimensions through quivers, CM-modules, and derived categories. One of the outcomes of this is that all minimal resolutions (at... More >
Lecture | October 29 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall
Helmut Walser Smith, Department of History | Vanderbilt University
Drawn from the authors "Germany. A Nation in its Time: Before, During, and After Nationalism, 1500-2000" (forthcoming, W.W. Norton, March, 2020), this lecture attempts to lay out elementary historical structures of the nationalist age. Shadowing Kants famous distinction between an age of enlightenment and an enlightened age, it is argued that in the nationalist age, war shaped the era... More >
Workshop | October 29 | 6-8 p.m. | Career Center (2440 Bancroft Way), Blue & Gold Rooms
H-1B is the principal immigration status available for persons temporarily working in professional level jobs in the U.S. As an international student, you should be familiar with the H-1B regulations early in your career so you can stay informed and plan ahead!
Social Event | October 29 | 6-8 p.m. | 775B Tan Hall
Happy Halloween! GWE is throwing a Halloween party Tuesday, Oct 29th 6-8pm in 775B Tan Hall. Come out and hang with some friends and get some apple cider, pumpkin desserts, and other fall foods! Well be picturing a Halloween movie and have some pumpkins for you to pick up and paint.
Social Event | October 22 – December 3, 2019 every Tuesday with exceptions | 6:30-7:30 p.m. | Raleigh's
2438 Telegraph Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704
Come take a break from your studies and connect with the international graduate community on campus! These weekly happy hour meetups are a great chance to relax and socialize with other international grads.
Lecture | October 29 | 7-9 p.m. | Easton Hall
Moshe Taube, Hebrew University
Herman P. and Sophia Taubman Chair in Jewish Studies, Department of History, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, Center for Jewish Studies, Jewish Studies at UC Davis, Taube Center for Jewish Studies at Stanford University, Hamaqom
Lecture 1: Tuesday, October 29th, 7:00 pm
Jewish Presence in Eastern Europe: The Beginnings
Lecture 2: Thursday, October 31st, 7:00 pm
Translations from Hebrew in Russia in the 13th-15th Centuries CE: By Converts?
Lecture 3: Tuesday, November 5th, 5:30 pm
Translations from Hebrew in Russia in the Second Half of the 15th Century and the Heresy of the Judaizers
RSVP by emailing TaubmanLectures@gmail.com
Performing Arts - Music | October 29 | 8-10 p.m. | Freight & Salvage
2020 Addison St., Berkeley, CA 94704
UC Jazz Ensembles, the organization dedicated to the study and performance of jazz at UC Berkeley, will be hosting its annual fall concert next month. Since 1968, UC Jazz has upheld the jazz performance tradition on the Berkeley campus, providing student musicians with opportunities to study, appreciate, and perform jazz while making lifelong friends and engaging the campus community. This event... More >
$20 General Admission, $8 Students
Tickets go on sale October 15.
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 - 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 | 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 >
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.
Oranges 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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