Friday, November 8, 2019
Miscellaneous | November 1 – 28, 2019 every day | Eshleman Hall, Online Nomination
Each year, the Chancellor recognizes students, staff, faculty, and community partnerships that embody UC Berkeley's proud tradition of public service and commitment to improving our local and global community. Faculty, staff, undergraduate and graduate students, student organizations, and campus-community partnerships are all eligible. Award categories include: civic engagement, community-engaged... More >
Film - Series | November 7 – 16, 2019 every day with exceptions | Screenings at different locations: November 7-10 (San Francisco) November 16 (Palo Alto)
The Subir & Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies and the Institute for South Asia Studies at UC Berkeley cosponsor 3rd i's 17th Annual SF International South Asian Film Festival. (November 7-10 and November 16, 2019).
Workshop | November 7 – 9, 2019 every day | 7:30 a.m.-4:15 p.m. | Richmond Field Station
1301 S 46th St, Richmond, CA 94804
Michael Cooper CIH, CSP, MPH, Industrial Hygienist Consultant; Stephen Hemperly MS, CIH, CSP, CLSO, FAIHA, Advisory Industrial Hygienist, Western Digital Corporation; David Michael Moore CIH, Industrial Hygienist, Entrinzic Global Solutions
This hands-on workshop is designed as an introduction to the basic concepts of occupational noise, noise measurement, and noise control. It will provide an overview of noise induced hearing loss (NIHL), identification of hazardous noise exposure, and strategies to reduce and mitigate noise exposure risk. Learners will also explore noise standards, the components of a quality Hearing Conservation... More >
Essig Museum of Entomology
Weekly seminar series focused on insect ecology, evolution, behavior, and other research topics.
Workshop | November 8 | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden
Join artist, Karen LeGault, for a brush painting workshop celebrating seasonal plants in the Garden. Each month will focus on a different subject: grape vines, sunflowers, persimmon, and the pine tree.
$75, $65 members
Seminar | November 8 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Room 242
Sandeep Srinivasan, INZONE.AI
Sandeep Srinivasan Founder & CEO @INZONE.AI Bio:
Sandeep is a serial Entrepreneur has founded 4 startups, including INZONE.AI
His previous 2 startups (Mskribe Inc and Synchronous Design Automation) have been in the space of algorithms to reduce power consumption on complex ICs.
Sandeep also founded a consumer facing location based messaging startup, that used machine learning to keep... More >
Seminar | November 8 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 402 LeConte Hall
Sergei Gukov, CalTech
I will give an overview and some of the highlights of a research program initiated in 2013 with Gadde and Putrov, the main subject of which is the study of 2d-3d combined systems that involve 3d N=2 theories with 2d N=(0,2) boundary conditions. We will see how holomorphic-topological twists of such systems lead to boundary chiral algebras, somewhat similar to Beem-Rastelli chiral algebras of 4d... More >
Seminar | November 8 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Berkeley Way West, 2121 Berkeley Way, Room 1102
David Freedman, The University of Chicago
Humans and other advanced animals have a remarkable ability to interpret incoming sensory stimuli and plan task-appropriate behavioral responses. This talk will present parallel experimental and computational approaches aimed at understanding how visual feature encoding in upstream sensory cortical areas is transformed across the cortical hierarchy into more flexible task-related encoding in the... More >
Emerging Semiconductor Nanoscale Devices and Systems for Classical and Quantum Information Processing
Seminar | November 8 | 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 293 Cory Hall
Prof. Philip Feng, University of Florida
Emerging semiconductors, ranging from atomic layer semiconducting crystals (such as transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDCs) and black phosphorus) to wide and ultrawide bandgap materials (such as SiC, Ga2O3, and h-BN), along with their heterostructures, offer compelling platforms for engineering new electronic, photonic devices and transducers, where the unconventional and unique properties of... More >
Information Session | November 8 | 12-1 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
Workshop | November 8 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 251 Hearst Gymnasium
Practicing yoga can release tension in your joints, give you greater range of motion, and offer increased comfort in all aspects of your life. Learn basic yoga poses and breathing techniques to transform your practice into a moving meditation. Optional: Join the Passport Yoga Passport Challenge and get a different stamp for each class to be entered into a drawing for a yoga prize! Please bring... More >
Solid State Technology and Devices Seminar: A Perspective on Future Logic Technologies Essential Constituents
Seminar | November 8 | 1-2 p.m. | Cory Hall, The Hogan Room, 521
Carlos Diaz, Senior Director in Research and Development, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company
CMOS technology continues to scale despite challenges whose solutions, including design and system considerations, increase complexity. Going forward, the exploratory landscape to power, performance, density, and complexity challenges remains rich in options. Timely and conclusive research on new transistors, interconnects, memories, and 3DIC structures and materials is key to long term... More >
Miscellaneous | October 25 – December 6, 2019 every Friday | 1-2 p.m. | 110 César E. Chávez Student Center
Join us for the Fall 2019 LEP Global Book Club! This semester, as we join the campus in commemorating 400 Years of Resistance to Slavery and Injustice, we will be reading Barracoon: The Story of the Last "Black Cargo.
Written in 1931 and published just last year, Barracoon chronicles Hurstons conversations with Cudjo Kossula Lewis, one of the last survivors of the Atlantic Slave... More >
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
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 | November 8 | 2-3 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall
Light and matter interaction at the nanoscale has been explored for a variety of quantum technologies pertaining to information processing, communication and sensing. The color centers, atomic defects in wide band gap semiconductor lattices, have had a prominent role in this research. The favorable combination of optical and spin properties qualifies color centers as fast indistinguishable... More >
Student Probability/PDE Seminar: Constructing the Airy Sheet Using Brownian Last Passage Percolation III
Seminar | November 8 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall
Milind Hegde, UC Berkeley
We will present the recent construction of the Airy sheet by Dauvergne, Ortmann, and Virag. In the first talk we will prove the novel extension of the RSK correspondence at the center of their approach, which relates last passage values in a Brownian environment to last passage values in the environment of the Airy line ensemble. Reference: https://arxiv.org/pdf/1812.00309.pdf
Seminar | November 8 | 3-4 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building | Note change in time and location
John Pringle, Stanford University
Workshop | November 8 | 3-4 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall
Every Friday the CMES hosts an informal guided discussion of current events in the Middle East and North Africa, open to all.
Since the Lebanese government announced a tax on WhatsApp on 17 October, protesters have taken to the streets in Beirut and across the country to express their discontent with political corruption and the economic crisis. On 29 October, Prime Minister Saad Hariri... More >
Presentation | November 8 | 3-4 p.m. | 540AB Cory Hall
The demand for low-cost laser sources for 3D imaging in industrial, medical, and consumer applications has created a rapidly growing market for vertical cavity surface emitting lasers (VCSELs). These devices can be configured as widely tunable laser sources using a MEMS actuated mirror, or into high density arrays for powerful, spatially structured light.
In the first half of this talk, I... More >
Film - Feature | November 8 | 3:10 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
A father-and-son clown act are separated during the Russian Civil War in this little-seen, energetic gem by the great Soviet filmmaker Lev Kuleshov, best known as the father of montage and for his dynamic comedy The Extraordinary Adventures of Mr. West in the Land of the Bolsheviks. Influenced by Hollywood filmmakers like D. W. Griffith yet speeding up their aesthetics exponentially, Kuleshovs... More >
Two Talks: Incorporating Sense-making Into Descriptions of Information Systems and Scenarios and Issues in “Send Computation to the Data” Repository Models
Seminar | November 8 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 107 South Hall
Michael Buckland & Clifford Lynch
Incorporating Sense-making Into Descriptions of Information Systems
Both the theorizing of information systems and representations of information systems and services give prominent attention to information technology and logical flows. But human sensing, sense-making, and becoming informed, although obviously important, get less attention. I will propose how this... More >
Seminar | November 8 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall
Catalytic C-H functionalization offers the promise of atom economical introduction of molecular diversity into organic molecules by direct transformation of C-H bonds to C-C, C-N, or C-O bonds. Compared to more traditional approaches that involve functional group manipulations, the direct utilization of C-H bonds in synthesis can minimize chemical steps, economic cost, and environmental... More >
Colloquium | November 8 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library
De-nin D. Lee, Associate Professor, Visual & Media Arts, Emerson College
Gregory Levine, Professor, Art and Architecture of Japan and Buddhist Visual Cultures, UC Berkeley
In a 1999 lecture (published in 2005 in Archives of Asian Art), Prof. James Cahill offered thoughts on the history and post-history of Chinese painting. Not solely about landscape, nevertheless, his remarks were inextricable from his lifetimes study of that genre. The field of Chinese landscape, he observed, produced on the basis of internal, stylistic developments a coherent canon. This canon... More >
Lecture | November 8 | 4-6 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, 341 (SSEAS Library)
Kannan Muthukrishnan, Researcher, French Institute of Pondicherry
A talk by Mr. Kannan Muthukrishnan, a scholar of modern Tamil literature at the French Institute of Pondicherry
On Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power with Curator Mark Godfrey, Tate Modern: in conversation with Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle
Lecture | November 8 | 4-6 p.m. | David Brower Center
Mark Godfrey, Senior Curator of International Art, Tate Modern, UK
On Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power
Curator Mark Godfrey, Tate Modern, in conversation with Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle
Friday, November 8, 2019
4:00-6:00pm (reception to follow)
David Brower Center, 2150 Allston Way, Downtown Berkeley
Co-sponsored by The Arts Research Center and the Department of Art Practice, this lecture is free and open to the public.
Free and open to the public. Seating first come, first served; doors open at 3:30pm.
Panel Discussion | November 8 | 5-7 p.m. | David Brower Center
2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA
As a rare nexus where public policy, politics and pleasure all meet, food has become a focus of todays professional and scholarly world. This event will focus on the economic viability of food systems through a comparative lens in a conversation that joins voices from the EU and California. In particular it will explore how culture and identity dialogue with food systems and the positioning of... More >
RSVP online by November 5.
Film - Series | November 8 | 7 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Uncanny landscapes and mysterious journeys emerge in these five works by filmmakers who construct surreal worlds by repurposing appropriated materials, including films, engravings, and video games. Joseph Cornells Rose Hobart distills the 1931 B movie East of Borneo into an uncanny twenty-minute ode to the eponymous actress. Phil Solomons works Last Days in a Lonely Place and Still Raining... More >
Performing Arts - Music | November 8 | 8-10 p.m. | Zellerbach Hall
A double bill of Nubian electro-pop from Africa. Born in Sudan and based in Brooklyn, vocalist Alsarah weaves classic East African pop sounds with subtle electronics, Middle Eastern oud, driving percussion, and lilting vocal harmonies. Singer, songwriter, and guitarist Natu Camara has been heralded as the Tina Turner of Guinea and in the 1990s led The Ideal Black Girls, West Africas first... More >
$28–$56 (prices subject to change)
Performing Arts - Music | November 8 | 8 p.m. | Hertz Concert Hall
Late twentieth-century works for Javanese Gamelan Concerto for Piano and Gamelan by Lou Harrison (1917-2003)
Gamelan compositions by leading Javanese composers K.R.T. Wasitodiningrat (known as Pak Cokro, 1909-2007), and Ki Nartosabdho (1925-1985)
Gamelan Sari Raras directed by Midiyanto and Ben Brinner
Featuring soloists Sarah Cahill (piano) and Heni Savitri (vocals)
$16 General Admission, $12 Senior, Student (non-UCB), UCB Faculty/Staff, $5 UCB students
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 | 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 >
Show UCB ID to enter Moffitt Library
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 >