Monday, December 2, 2019
Miscellaneous | November 26 – December 6, 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 >
Information Session | December 2 | 9:30-10 a.m. | Online
Heather Liston, Program Director, UC Berkeley Extension
Discover how this certificate can help you change careers into the accounting field, understand accounting concepts and techniques to better perform your current non-accounting work or prepare you to take the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Exam.
Lecture | December 2 | 10-11 a.m. | 3101 Berkeley Way West
Anthony Holtmaat, University of Geneva
Towards atom-by-atom catalyst design: Fundamental insights from real-time microscopy and ambient spectroscopy
Seminar | December 2 | 10-11 a.m. | 775 Tan Hall
Barbara Lechner, Ph.D., Technical University of Munich
Seminar | December 2 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall | Canceled
Isaac Konan, Universite de Paris
In 2003, Alladi, Andrews, and Berkovich proved an identity for partitions where parts occur in eleven colors: four primary colors, six secondary colors, and one quaternary color. Their work answered a longstanding question of how to go beyond a classical theorem of Göllnitz, which uses three primary and three secondary colors. Their main tool was a deep and difficult four-parameter q-series... More >
Dissertation Talk: "After Revolution: Municipal Encounters and Local Politics in Tunisia" | Lana Salman
Lecture | December 2 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall
Lana Salman, University of California, Berkeley
What do municipal encounters, everyday encounters between the street and the state, make visible about the democratizing city? The 2011 revolutions which spread across the globe renewed the interest of urban studies scholars in the city as a site of political encounter, insurgency and the formation of urban social movements. An unsettled debate animates this literature: whether contestation... More >
Special Research Seminar: A chemical biology toolbox for RNA post-transcriptional modification and capture
Seminar | December 2 | 1:30-2:30 p.m. | 775 Tan Hall
Prof. Jen Heemstra, Department of Chemistry, Emory University
Biomolecules are exquisitely adept at molecular recognition and self-assembly, enabling them to direct all of the processes that make life possible. These capabilities have been fine-tuned by billions of years of evolution, and more recently, have been harnessed in the laboratory to
enable the use of biomolecules for applications beyond their canonical biological roles. The
common thread that... More >
Lecture | December 2 | 1:30-2:30 p.m. | 190 Doe Library
Full details about this meeting will be posted here: https://bids.berkeley.edu/events.
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 211, Economic History: Capitalism where Labor was Capital: Slavery, Power and Price in Antebellum America
Seminar | December 2 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall
Caitlin Rosenthal, UC Berkeley
Seminar | December 2 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall
Lilliance Pierce, Duke
About 60 years ago, the Burgess method set a record for bounding short multiplicative character sums in one dimension. This talk will present a “Burgess method” for character sums in arbitrary dimensions, involving both additive and multiplicative characters, evaluated at appropriate polynomials. This includes an unexpected connection to the Vinogradov Mean Value Theorem.
In the pre-talk I... More >
Seminar | December 2 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 1174 Etcheverry Hall
Juan Pablo Vielma, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Abstract: More than 50 years of development have made mixed integer programming (MIP) an extremely successful tool. MIPs modeling flexibility allows it describe a wide range of business, engineering and scientific problems, and, while MIP is NP-hard, many of these problems are routinely solved in practice thanks to state-of-the-art solvers that nearly double their machine-independent speeds... More >
Seminar | December 2 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall
Reshma Hussam, Harvard Business School
Richard M. Karp Distinguished Lecture Average-case Complexity through the Lens of Interactive Arguments
Lecture | December 2 | 4-5 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium
Rafael Pass, Cornell University
Consider the following two fundamental open problems in complexity theory:
Does a hard-on-average language in NP imply the existence of one-way functions?
Does a hard-on-average language in NP imply a hard problem in TFNP (i.e., the class of total NP search problems)?
We show that the answer to (at least) one of these questions is yes. In other words, in Impagliazzo's Pessiland (where NP... More >
Unifying deep learning with item response theory: interval measurement, annotator debiasing, efficiency, and explainability
Colloquium | December 2 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Berkeley Way West, Room 1102, Berkeley Way West (2121 Berkeley Way, Berkeley, CA 94720)
Claudia von Vacano, Executive Director, D-Lab
Outcome phenomena are typically measured at the binary level: a comment is toxic or not, an image has sexual content or it doesnt, a patient is healthy or deceased. But the real world is more complex. How can we achieve the same kind of meaningful, continuous scales for arbitrary outcomes?
Seminar | December 2 | 4-5 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall
Huilin Li, Van Andel Research Institute
In eukaryotes, DNA replication origins are activated in the late G1 phase of cell cycle, in which Origin Recognition Complex recruits the helicase core Mcm2-7 onto DNA and assemble an inactive double-hexamer. The Mcm2-7 double-hexamer is converted to two active CMG (Cdc45-Mcm2-7-GINS) helicases at the G1-to-S transition. And in the S phase, the CMG helicases works with DNA polymerases, primases... More >
Lecture | December 2 | 4-5:30 p.m. | B-4 Dwinelle Hall
Igor Gulin, Literary Reviewer, Kommersant Newspaper
Seminar | December 2 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall
Sergiu Hart, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Seminar | December 2 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall
Jen Heemstra, Emory University
This seminar will be a lively discussion about work approaches in graduate school, benefits of proper communication with your peers, and how to navigate the long academic journey. You can follow Jen on Twitter @jenheemstra for her experiences and leadership advice!
Jen Heemstra received her B.S. in Chemistry from the University of California, Irvine, in 2000. At Irvine, she performed... More >
Lecture | December 2 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Betty Reid Soskin; Donté Clark; Ptah Tracey Mitchell
Presented by the City of Richmond and UC Berkeley Arts + Design
Betty Reid Soskin, National Park Service, Ranger at Rosie the Riveter WWII Home Front National Historical Park in Richmond, CA
Donte Clark, Playwright, Storyteller, Former Poet Laureate of Richmond, CA
Ptah Tracey Mitchell, West Contra Costa Unified School District
Author, activist, and park ranger Betty Reid Soskin; writer... More >
Performing Arts - Music | December 2 | 8-10:30 p.m. | McEnerney Hall (1750 Arch St.)
Oded Geizhals is a multi-disciplinary musician who specializes in contemporary classical music and improvisation. He has played concerts in Israel, Europe, North and South America and the Far East. He is active in the new music scene and has played in many premieres, including works written especially for him. He is a member of the Israel contemporary players.
$10 General, $5 Students and seniors
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
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 >