Thursday, December 5, 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 >
Course | December 5 | 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 24 University Hall
To be successful in the rapidly changing workplace, staff must be able to collaborate with a variety of people within and outside the organization who have the skills, resources, and influence to tackle increasing complex challenges. Collaboration is a skill and a set of practices that are rarely taught in the workplace. In this course, staff will learn when and why to collaborate; ways to work... More >
Paris/Berkeley/Bonn/Zürich Analysis Seminar: Radiation fields for wave equations on asymptotically Minkowski spacetimes
Seminar | December 5 | 9:10-10 a.m. | 238 Sutardja Dai Hall
Dean Baskin, Texas A&M University and MSRI
Abstract: Radiation fields are rescaled limits of solutions of wave equations near "null infinity" and capture the radiation pattern seen by a distant observer. They are intimately connected with the Fourier and Radon transforms and with scattering theory. In this talk, I will define and discuss radiation fields in a few contexts, with an emphasis on spacetimes that look flat near infinity. The... More >
Seminar | December 5 | 10-11 a.m. | 775 Tan Hall
Luigi De Marco Ph.D.
Workshop | December 5 – 6, 2019 every day | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden
This two-day class will introduce you to the fascinating world of Botanical Art. Catherine Watters will teach you to observe, measure and draw plants in great detail and with botanical accuracy. Students will work with graphite, colored pencil and watercolors. All levels are welcome.
$190, $175 members
Register online or by calling 510-664-7606
Dissertation Talk: Enhancing Performance of Analog Mixed Signal Circuits using Integrated Silicon-Photonics
Seminar | December 5 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 400 Cory Hall
Title: Enhancing Performance of Analog Mixed Signal Circuits using Integrated Silicon-Photonics
Speaker: Nandish Mehta, Dept of EECS, UC Berkeley
Advisors: Prof. Vladimir Stojanović
Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 noon
Location: Hughes Room, Cory 400
Information Session | December 5 | 11-11:30 a.m. | Online
Find out how this certificate can help you build the essential skills for effective management and make a tangible difference in your career.
Seminar | December 5 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall
Yue Zhang, UC Berkeley
In this talk, I will try to give an introduction of Thurston norm, sutured decomposition. Furthermore we define the guts components of a homology class as the nontrivial parts in a sutured decomposition of the 3-manifold. I will show a statement that the guts do not depend on the selection of the facet surfaces and some examples in 3-manifolds which should satisfy our results. This is based on... More >
Lecture | December 5 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall
One year after the yellow vest movement can the Macron administration resume its reforms: budget deficit, pension, social inequalities. Although this yellow vest movement has declined, the protesters has long said they are not satisfied by the administration answers. Will Emmanuel Macron be able rebuild the relationship with the vast majority of the population in order to implement his political... More >
Information Session | December 5 | 12-12:30 p.m. | Online
Find out how UC Berkeley Extension equips you with a solid understanding of marketings most up-to-date concepts and techniques. For more information, visit the Certificate Program in Marketing.
Reading - Literary | December 5 | 12-1 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Library
Margaret Ross, Stanford
Margaret Ross is the author of A Timeshare. Her poems and translations appear in The New Republic, The Paris Review, and POETRY. Her honors include a Fulbright arts grant, a VSC/Luce Chinese Poetry & Translation Fellowship, and a Wallace Stegner Fellowship. She currently teaches at Stanford University where she is a Jones Lecturer.
Information Session | December 5 | 12-1 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall
Leah Carroll, Haas Scholars
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 >
Seminar | December 5 | 12-1:30 p.m. | C330 Haas School of Business
Federico Huneeus, Professor, Yale University
The Oliver E. Williamson Seminar on Institutional Analysis, named after our esteemed colleague who founded the seminar, features current research by faculty, from UCB and elsewhere, and by advanced doctoral students. The research investigates governance and its links with economic and political forces. Markets, hierarchies, hybrids, and the supporting institutions of law and politics all come... More >
Information Session | December 5 | 12-12:30 p.m. | Online
UC Berkeley Extension's Professional Program in User Experience Design gives you the training and knowledge you need to develop a portfolio to prepare to enter the field of UX design. Our instructors are experienced designers who bring real-world case studies and challenges to illuminate the theory behind UX. Find out how you can benefit from this curriculum and advance in the field.
Free. Register online
Workshop | December 5 | 12:10-1 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club
Cookies, cakes, and candies, oh my! Stand out from the crowd with unique holiday treats this year. Colleagues, family and friends will appreciate your support while you can save money by making homemade gifts and desserts! Presentation, demonstration, recipes, and sample provided.
Seminar | December 5 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building
Drew Harvell, Cornell University
Presentation | December 5 | 12:30-3:30 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall
Join us for the Data Science Fall Showcase! The showcase will feature work from our Human Contexts and Ethics, Modules, and Discovery research projects on topics ranging from charter schools to the US Census to gender diversity.
English Language Teaching Through Symbolic Competence Development: A Possible Response to Brazil’s Law of Quotas
Lecture | December 5 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | B-4 Dwinelle Hall
Sabrina Hax Duro Rosa, Visiting Scholar, Berkeley Language Center
The Law of Quotas was instituted in Brazil in 2012 as an Affirmative Action policy, divided into Social and Racial Quotas. As an English as a Foreign Language (EFL) teacher, I ask: How could EFL classes raise Brazilian students' awareness of racial issues and about racial quotas in particular?
Workshop | December 5 | 1-4 p.m. | International House, Great Hall
Berkeley International Office has set aside this special day for *express* travel signatures just for you! Stop by any time during the hours below to get your documents signed on the spot (please read below"Do You Really Need a Travel Signature?").
Come to the I-House Great Hall during the following days and times for your Express Travel Signature:
Thursday, December 5th,... More >
Workshop | December 5 | 1-2 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall
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.
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
Seminar | December 5 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall
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 >
2020 Judith Lee Stronach Baccalaureate Prize Info Session: Funding for post graduation social engagement projects
Information Session | December 5 | 3-4 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall
Mary Crabb, Office of Undergraduate Research & Scholarships
The Judith Lee Stronach Baccalaureate Prize supports intellectual and creative pursuits that heighten awareness of issues of social consciousness and contribute to the public good. The award gives students the opportunity to extend and reflect upon their undergraduate work at Berkeley by undertaking a social engagement project after their graduation.
Up to $25,000.
Seminar | December 5 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition
Kevin Bender, University of California, San Francisco
This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH
Seminar | December 5 | 3:30 p.m. | 132 Mulford Hall
Tom Buckley, Assistant Professor in the Department of Plant Sciences at UC Davis, will present: "Scaling gas exchange from leaves to canopies." Coffee will be available before the talk at 2:30PM in 139 Mulford; meet the speaker after the talk in 139 Mulford Hall.
Panel Discussion | December 5 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 691 Barrows Hall
Get inspired for end-of-the-term writing with reflections and advice from Christian Paiz, assistant professor of Ethnic Studies; Carolyn Smith, UC Chancellors Postdoctoral Fellow; and Rachel Lim, graduate student in Ethnic Studies.
Information Session | December 5 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall
Alberto Ledesma, http://mellonmays.berkeley.edu/
Want to become a college professor in the humanities or social sciences? Come find out how the MMUF program can help you transform the academy!
Light refreshments and snacks will be provided!
Panel Discussion | December 5 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 820 Barrows Hall
Wendy Brown, Class of 1936 First Chair, UC Berkeley Department of Political Science; Gillian Hart, Professor Emerita, UC Berkeley Department of Geography; Tianna Paschel, Associate Professor of Sociology and African American Studies, Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society
Presented as part of Social Science Matrix "Authors Meet Critics" series, this panel discussion will feature Professor Wendy Brown's book "In the Ruins of Neoliberalism: The Rise of Anti-Democratic Politics in the West." Professor Brown will be joined by Gillian Hart, Professor Emerita of Geography, and and Tianna Paschel, Associate Professor of Sociology and African American Studies.
RSVP online by December 2.
Colloquium | December 5 | 4-6 p.m. | Doe Library, Room 180
June Hee Kwon, California State University, Sacramento
This talk examines the remittance-driven everyday lives of Korean Chinese who move back and forth between Seoul, South Korea, and the Korean Chinese Autonomous Prefecture of Yanbian, China, an ethnic zone bordering North Korea.
Seminar | December 5 | 4-5 p.m. | 6101 Etcheverry Hall
Ozgur Keles, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Chemical and Materials Engineering Department, San Jose State University
Abstract: Economic growth demands better products; hence, better materials. Specifically, product space in energy, defense, aerospace, and automotive industries requires materials that are multi-functional, lightweight, reliable, and tough. In addition, environmental regulations require sustainability. Comprehensive optimization of these requirements is possible through multi-scale structure... More >
Seminar | December 5 | 4-5 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall
Joel A. Middleton, University of California, Berkeley
Mathematics Department Colloquium: Peeking into Lower and Higher Dimensions Using Designer Quantum Matter
Colloquium | December 5 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall
Hari Manoharan, Department of Physics, Stanford University
The laws of quantum mechanics allow for some strange and tantalizing behavior of electrons inside materials, but the most exotic of these phenomena have remained unobserved because they are out of reach in natural materials. I will explain experiments which target and reveal some of the most elusive behavior, by using special apparatus to assemble “designer” quantum materials one atom at a... More >
Information Session | December 5 | 5-6 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, MLK BNorth, Room 82D
What's next? Now that you know where you want to study abroad, it's time to craft a strong application. This workshop will cover all the basic information on how to apply to Berkeley Study Abroad programs.
Film - Documentary | December 5 | 5:30-8:30 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, 315, Maude Fife room
Political documentary and personal memoir collide in this exploration into the complex truth behind the unraveling of two Brazilian presidencies. 113 minutes. English and Portuguese with English subtitles.
After the screening, director Petra Costa will speak in conversation with Academy Award-winner Charles Ferguson.
Lecture | December 5 | 5:30-7 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall
THURSDAY, DEC. 5, 5:30 PM. Uber, Public Transit and the Idiocy of the Smart City
Panel Discussion | December 5 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Berkeley Way West, First Floor Colloquium 1104
Join us for a dynamic discussion and launch of an important new publication, Health Care Policy in East Asia: A World Scientific Reference, released under the editorial leadership of our own Professor Emeritus Teh-wei Hu.
Health Care Policy in East Asia is a four-volume publication designed to help health care professionals, academics, policymakers and general readers understand the background... More >
Lecture | December 5 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Hearst Museum of Anthropology
Benjamin Breen, UC Santa Cruz
How have perceptions of drugs changed over time? This lecture will explore the history of drugs in the colonial era and beyond.
Eating the flesh of an Egyptian mummy prevents the plague. Distilled poppies reduce melancholy. A Turkish drink called coffee increases alertness. Tobacco cures cancer. Such beliefs circulated in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, an era when the term drug... More >
Performing Arts - Music | December 5 | 7-9:30 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room
Join us the evening of December 5 at Alumni House on the UC Berkeley campus for the launch of BMF Discovers Musical Conversations an intimate performance of amazing music, engaging conversation, and Q&A with Barnaby Bright! A post-show beer and wine reception is complimentary with your ticket.
Film - Documentary | December 5 | 7 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Bay Area filmmaker Shirley Suns engaging dance film goes behind the scenes with composer Shinji Eshima and San Francisco Ballet resident choreographer Yuri Possokhov as they recount their collaboration with the original cast of RAkU. Set in historic Japan, the ballet is a fictional tale filled with passion, lust, loss, pain, and compassion, based on a true event: the burning of the beautiful... More >
Special Event | December 5 | 8-10 p.m. | Zellerbach Hall
The former White House communications director, noted political strategist and commentator, and Pod Save America co-host combines wry wit, spot-on political instincts, and formidable storytelling chops in an optimistic exploration of how politics and digital media interact in modern-day America.
$28–$58 (prices subject to change)
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 >
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 >
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 >
Exhibit - Artifacts | December 5 | 4-7 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
From mythical perceptions of vast oceanic waters to porcelain excavated from shipwrecks, from the visual culture of port cities to depictions of marine life, this edition of Five Tables mines the BAMPFA collection to unearth global histories of the Indian Oceanthe earths third largest body of water and the site of the worlds oldest cultural continuum, facilitating the mobility of people,... More >