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Monday, November 25, 2019

EHS 403 RUA On-Boarding

Course | November 25 | 10:30-11:30 a.m. | 370 University Hall


 Office of Environment, Health & Safety

Georgian Polyphony Workshop with Carl Linich

Workshop | November 25 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Carl Linich

 Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES), Near Eastern Studies, Department of Music

Participants will learn a polyphonic folk song from the Republic of Georgia, using only word sheets rather than scores. All you need are open ears and the willingness to give it a try. The atmosphere is very relaxed, and all levels of musicianship are welcome.The workshop will be lead by Carl Linich, one of the foremost practitioners of Georgian vocal music in the United States.

Nordic Parental Leaves: Inspiration for California?

Panel Discussion | November 25 | 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. | Haas School of Business, Spieker Forum, Chou Hall

 Center for Responsible Business

Join us for "Nordic Parental Leaves: Inspiration for California?"

Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/nordic-parental-leaves-inspiration-for-california-tickets-78529049501

“It’s easy in Sweden to work and have kids.” -- Making Motherhood Work

Graduate Student Seminar

Seminar | November 25 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 489 Minor Hall

 Avi Aizenman, Levi Lab; Norick Bowers, Roorda Lab

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

The Working Women’s Charter: Women’s Rights between Socialist Internationalism and Neoliberalism in 1970s Europe

Lecture | November 25 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Celia Donert, University of Cambridge

 Institute of European Studies, Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES), Co-sponsored by the Working Group for German History and Culture: Der Kreis

This talk examines the transnational circulation of proposals for a Working Women’s Charter in 1970s Europe, a decade that saw both the expansion of gender equality legislation in the expanding European Economic Community, and a renewed attempt by communist regimes in the Soviet bloc to internationalize a socialist vision of women’s rights through international communist organisations such as the...   More >

How to Write a Research Proposal Workshop

Workshop | November 25 | 12-1 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Leah Carroll, Haas Scholars Program Manager/Advisor, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

 Office of Undergraduate Research

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.

Trade Lunch: "The Unequal Effects of Trade and Automation on Local Labor Markets"

Seminar | November 25 | 12:05-1 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Simon Galle, University of California, Berkeley

 Department of Economics

GSPP Research Seminar

Seminar | November 25 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Goldman School of Public Policy, Room 105 (in 2607 Hearst St)

 jack Glaser, UC Berkeley

 Goldman School of Public Policy

Goldman School of Public Policy Research Seminar
Mondays 12:10-1:30
Pizza Served

Combinatorics Seminar: The tropical Cayley-Menger variety

Seminar | November 25 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Robert Krone, UC Davis

 Department of Mathematics

The Cayley-Menger variety is the Zariski closure of the set of vectors specifying the pairwise squared distances between n points in $R^d$. For a graph on n vertices, a coordinate projection of the Cayley-Menger variety gives the possible edge lengths of the embeddings of the graph into $R^d$. Tropicalization converts an algebraic set into a polyhedral complex, the "combinatorial shadow" of the...   More >

Political Economy Seminar: The Rise and Fall of Local Elections in China: Evidence on the Autocrat’s Trade-off∗

Seminar | November 25 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Gerard Padro-i-Miquel, Professor, Yale University

 Department of Economics

The Political Economy Seminar focuses on formal and quantitative work in the political economy field, including formal political theory.

War in Raqqa: Rhetoric vs. Reality

Special Event | October 22 – December 20, 2019 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 2-5 p.m. |  2224 Piedmont (Center for Digital Archaeology )

 Human Rights Center

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 >

Haas Scholars Program Info Session: $13,800 to carry out a final project in *ANY* major

Information Session | November 25 | 3-4 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Leah Carroll, Haas Scholars

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Learn about how to apply to this research program for your last year!

The Haas Scholars Program supports twenty undergraduates with financial need with their interest for conducting research during their final year at UC-Berkeley. Applicants are evaluated primarily on the merit and originality of their proposal for an independent research or creative project that will serve as the basis for a...   More >

Probabilistic Operator Algebra Seminar: Noncommutative Choquet theory

Seminar | November 25 | 3-5 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

 Matthew Kennedy, University of Waterloo

 Department of Mathematics

I will present a new framework for noncommutative convexity and noncommutative function theory, along with a corresponding noncommutative Choquet theory that generalizes much of classical Choquet theory. I will also introduce a notion of noncommutative Choquet simplex, which generalizes the classical notion of Choquet simplex and plays a similar role in noncommutative dynamics. I will discuss...   More >

Differential Geometry Seminar: Positive currents on the boundary of the ample cone of K3 surfaces

Seminar | November 25 | 3-4 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Simion Filip, IAS

 Department of Mathematics

A lot of attention has been given to the degenerations of Ricci-flat metrics on K3 surfaces as the Kahler class approaches a rational point on the boundary of the ample cone. This corresponds to Gromov–Hausdorff collapse of the K3 along an elliptic fibration. I will discuss how to use techniques from dynamics to understand the behavior of the Ricci-flat Kahler form as the class approaches an...   More >


Colloquium | November 25 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Schuyler Laparle; Martha Schwarz; Edwin Ko; Tyler Lemon

 Department of Linguistics

Third-year Linguistics graduate student presenting their qualifying papers.

Arithmetic Geometry and Number Theory RTG Seminar: Semiorthogonal decompositions for projective plane

Seminar | November 25 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Dmitrii Pirozhkov, Columbia

 Department of Mathematics

A semiorthogonal decomposition is a way to decompose a derived category into smaller components. We know many examples, but we do not really understand the constraints on the structure of an arbitrary decomposition. In this talk I will show that all semiorthogonal decompositions of the derived category of coherent sheaves on the projective plane $P^2$ arise from full exceptional collections,...   More >

Seminar 271, Development: No Seminar

Seminar | November 25 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Department of Economics

Opening Windows Into The Cell: Bringing Structure To Cell Biology Using Cryo-electron Tomography

Seminar | November 25 | 4-5 p.m. | *105* Stanley Hall | Note change in location

 Elizabeth Villa, University of California, San Diego

 College of Chemistry

To perform their function, biological systems need to operate across multiple scales. Current techniques in structural and cellular biology lack either the resolution or the context to observe the structure of individual biomolecules in their natural environment, and are often hindered by artifacts. Our goal is to build tools that can reveal molecular structures in their native cellular...   More >

Leading Change in Higher Education

Colloquium | November 25 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Berkeley Way West, Room 1102, Berkeley Way West (2121 Berkeley Way, Berkeley, CA 94720)

 Susan Singer, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, Rollins College

 Graduate School of Education

While research on undergraduate STEM education has yielded robust evidence on improving undergraduate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education, scaling evidence-based practice remains challenging.

Seminar 208, Microeconomic Theory: No Seminar

Seminar | November 25 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Department of Economics

Analysis and PDE Seminar: Dynamical zeta functions at zero on surfaces with boundary

Seminar | November 25 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Charles Hadfield, Rigetti Quantum Computing

 Department of Mathematics

The Ruelle zeta function counts closed geodesics on a Riemannian manifold of negative curvature. Its zeroes are related to Pollicott-Ruelle resonances which have been heavily studied in the setting of Anosov dynamical systems. In 2016, Dyatlov-Zworski proved an unexpected result relating the structure of the zeta function near the origin to the topology of the manifold. This extended a formula...   More >

AI & Responsible Design: Perspectives from Practitioners

Panel Discussion | November 25 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 210 South Hall

 Information, School of

How practitioners think about design for algorithmic systems and products.

Being Communist, Being Other

Lecture | November 25 | 5-7 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, Maude Fife Room, 315

 Etienne Balibar, Anniversary Chair Professor at the Center for Research in Modern European Philosophy (CRMEP), Kingston University and Visiting Professor, Department of French and Romance Philology, Columbia University

 The Program in Critical Theory

Etienne Balibar will reflect on his relationship to reading Marx, starting with Reading Capital, his early work co-written with Louis Althusser. He will seek to reconstruct his relation to Marx’s thought, communism, and engage the question of communism for the present and future. Details forthcoming.

Distinguished Lecture: Affective Justice: The Racialized Imaginaries of International Justice

Lecture | November 25 | 5-7 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Room

 Dr. Kamari Clarke, UCLA

 Department of Anthropology

This talk contributes to contemporary debates in the anthropology of international justice by exploring how narratives about the international Criminal Court have been applied, understood, and contested.

Science Meets Science: After the Wildfires: Where Should We Live?

Panel Discussion | November 25 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. |  Anthony Hall

 Scott Stephens, Professor, UC Berkeley Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management; Laurie Johnson, Urban Planning Consultant, Laurie Johnson Consulting; Louise Comfort, Visiting Scholar, Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS)

 Science Policy Group at Berkeley

Join the Science Policy Group at Berkeley for a moderated discussion on the scientific ethics surrounding housing and wildfires.

This panel will discuss the policy issues surrounding housing, wildfires, and where we should be building.

We hope to explore questions such as:

Should we be building in wildfire-prone areas?
Should we rebuild cities like Paradise?
Should we be giving out...   More >

Why “5-Year Plan” is Stupid: A Career Path in Drug Discovery and Commercialization: SLAM Seminar Series

Seminar | November 25 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 L.-C. Campeau, Executive Director, Merck

 QB3 - California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences

We are often taught that the best plan wins. We see it in movies and sports all the time. From high school, career counselors help us plan to get into the best college, then best graduate school and ultimately through to our professional lives. L.-C. Campeau’s experience is quite the opposite. This talk will meander through the peaks and valleys of his formal training and professional career. He...   More >

Screening: Tongues Untied

Lecture | November 25 | 6:30-8 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Darieck B. Scott; Leila Weefur; Ken Light

 Arts + Design

Presented by the UC Berkeley Department of Art Practice, African American Studies, and the Graduate School of Journalism

Darieck B. Scott, Associate Professor, African American Studies
Leila Weefur, Artist, Writer, Curator; Teacher, Art Practice
Ken Light, Reva and David Logan Professor of Journalism

Marlon Riggs (1957-1994) was a graduate of and professor at UC Berkeley’s Graduate School...   More >

Port Triumph screening

Film - Documentary | November 25 | 7-9 p.m. | 160 Kroeber Hall

 Jeffrey Gould, History Department, Indiana University Bloomington

 Department of History, Center for Latin American Studies

During the 1970s, El Salvador boasted a vast shrimp
industry, and nearly all of the 3700 tons that it
exported each year made its way to the United States.
As shrimp was transitioning away from luxury status, few
Americans were likely to give much thought to how the
shrimp reached their plates. Fewer still would ever have
heard of the story of Puerto el Triunfo—Port Triumph in
English—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.

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 >

 Show UCB ID to enter Moffitt Library

Object Lessons: The Egyptian Collections of the University of California, Berkeley

Exhibit - Artifacts | November 11, 2019 – May 22, 2020 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday with exceptions | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Bancroft Library, Gallery and Corridor

 Friends of The Bancroft Library, Bancroft Library, Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

Object Lessons brings together ancient and modern Egyptian artifacts from the Center for the Tebtunis Papyri and the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology in an exhibition in The Bancroft Library Gallery and Corridor. In the gallery, we invite you to explore how items from everyday life were created and discarded, excavated and conserved, from antiquity to the present day. The corridor...   More >