Monday, December 9, 2019
Sale | December 8 – 13, 2019 every day | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. | South Side of Mulford Hall
It's time for UC Berkeley Forestry Club's annual Christmas Tree sale! Every year, students travel to the Sierra Nevada to harvest trees donated by Sierra Pacific Industries, which would not normally survive to maturity. Students hand-fall your very own holiday tree! The species that are to be harvested are white fir and incense-cedar. Other species can be requested, but may not be available... More >
Workshop | December 9 | 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | 1203 Berkeley Way West
Join the California Reading & Literature Project (CRLP) at the Graduate School of Education for a study session to learn about the new 2017 California Dyslexia Guidelines. The goal of this half-day workshop is to inform administrators, special education teachers, and general education teachers about what these new guidelines entail, how they will be used to identify students with dyslexia, and... More >
Seminar | December 9 | 10-11 a.m. | 775 Tan Hall
Alice Chang Ph.D.
Presentation | December 9 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | Moffitt Undergraduate Library, 5th Floor
Poster presentations and discussions of CWR4B student research projects on topics including social justice and earth justice, sustainability, definitions of humanity, music and social movements, language gaps, Japanese American internment, monsters, technology, love, Native American communities, sports culture, African American authors, and WAC.
ID required to enter Moffitt Library
Information Session | December 9 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | Online
Discover how you can excel in the expanding field of project management with a UC Berkeley Extension certificate that meets the high professional standards of the Project Management Institute. This certificate is geared for those who are transitioning to a career in project management or those who want to sharpen their project management skills.
Seminar | December 9 | 11:10 a.m.-12:10 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall | Canceled
Philippe Di Francesco, IPHT and UIUC
Alternating Sign Matrices (ASM) are at the confluent of many interesting combinatorial/algebraic problems: Laurent phenomenon for the octahedron equation, configurations of the Square Ice (Six Vertex model), Descending Plane Partitions (DPP), etc. Here we consider the Triangular Lattice version of the Ice model with suitable boundary conditions leading to an integrable 20 Vertex model.... More >
Workshop | December 9 | 12-2 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, Academic Innovation Studio - 117, level D
Please join the AC Center, AIS, the University Library, and the Wiki Education Foundation Educators as we discuss how to build Wikipedia assignments into your courses and discover some of the new tools, which support and enhance teaching with Wikipedia.
Seminar | December 9 | 12:05-1 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall
Patrick Kennedy, University of California, Berkeley
Special Event | December 9 | 12:10-1 p.m. | Berkeley Way West, First Floor Atrium
Berkeley Way West Chorus
Come enjoy a holiday concert and sing-a-long featuring the Berkeley Way West Chorus. GSE Professor Frank C. Worrell, conductor.
Combinatorics Seminar: Finishing times in random sorting networks and staircase shape Young tableaux
Seminar | December 9 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall
Dan Romik, UC Davis
The oriented swap process is a model for a random sorting network, in which N particles labeled 1,...,N arranged on the discrete lattice [1,N] start out in increasing order and then perform successive adjacent swaps at random times until they reach the reverse configuration N,...,1. I will discuss recent joint work with Elia Bisi, Fabio Cunden and Shane Gibbons in which we discovered that the... More >
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 | December 9 | 3-4 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall
Tristan Ozuch-Meersseman, ENS
We study unit-volume Einstein 4-manifolds with bounded diameter and their possible degenerations. These degenerations were understood in the 80's by Anderson and Bando-Kasue-Nakajima in a Gromov-Hausdorff sense. We first obtain a finer convergence in weighted Hölder spaces and use it to prove that any smooth Einstein 4-manifold close to a singular one in a mere Gromov-Hausdorff sense is the... More >
Seminar | December 9 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall
Preston Wake, IAS
As was made famous by Mazur, the mod-5 Galois representation associated to the elliptic curve $X_0(11)$ is reducible. Less famously, but also noted by Mazur, the mod-25 Galois representation is reducible. We’ll talk about this kind of extra reducibility phenomenon more generally, for cuspforms of even weight k and prime level. We'll observe that the characters appearing in the reducible... More >
IB Finishing Talk: Evolution of a specialized herbivore community: biogeography, speciation, and balancing selection in North American deserts
Seminar | December 9 | 4-5 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building
Tim O'Connor, UCB (Whiteman Lab)
Lecture | December 9 | 4-6 p.m. | 102 Moffitt Undergraduate Library
Alejandro Diaz, Association Legal Guardianship Dra. María Julia Hernández
Alejandro Díaz will discuss the El Mozote massacre and the legal case against its perpetrators. Over four days in 1981, members of the Salvadorian army killed almost 1000 people, including 558 children, in the town of El Mozote, El Salvador. Now the trial has been reopened.
Lecture | December 9 | 4-5 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall
JoAnne Stubbe, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Ribonucleotide reductases (RNRs) catalyze the de novo reduction of NDPs to dNDPs in all organisms, controlling their relative ratios and amounts and contributing to the fidelity of DNA replication and repair. The class Ia RNRs are composed of a2 and b2 subunits that form an active and dynamic a2b2 complex. Studies with mechanism-based inhibitors have revealed half-sites reactivity with only one... More >
Lecture | December 9 | 5-6 p.m. | Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center
Dr. Lenore Blum, Carnegie Mellon University
I knew Julia Robinson from 1968, when I arrived as a postdoc at Berkeley to work with her, until her death in 1985. As a grad student at MIT, her beautifully written paper, The decision problem for fields, was a constant reference while I was developing a model theory and axioms for differentially closed fields (ch 0). When I arrived in Berkeley, I was shocked that this famous mathematician who... More >
Panel Discussion | December 9 | 5:15-8:30 p.m. | 609 UC Berkeley Extension (SF Campus at 160 Spear St.)
Join us for UC Berkeley Extension Personal Financial Planning Program's annual Career Night, produced by our Advisory Board and industry sponsors.
Meet our board members, current students, alumni, prospective students, and members of the Bay Area professional financial planning community at the networking reception before and after the panel discussion.
Panelists will discuss their career... More >
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 >