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Monday, December 9, 2019

Cal Forestry Club Presents: Christmas Tree Sale

Sale | December 8 – 13, 2019 every day | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. |  South Side of Mulford Hall

 Cal Forestry Club

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 >

An Introduction to the 2017 California Dyslexia Guidelines: CRLP Study Session

Workshop | December 9 | 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | 1203 Berkeley Way West

 California Reading & Literature Project

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 >

Architecturally Complex Polymers for Molecular and Materials Design

Seminar | December 9 | 10-11 a.m. | 775 Tan Hall

 Alice Chang Ph.D.

 College of Chemistry

College Writing Program Chiang Research Festival

Presentation | December 9 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | Moffitt Undergraduate Library, 5th Floor

 College Writing Programs, Moffitt Library

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

Certificate Program in Project Management Online Information Session

Information Session | December 9 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Online

 UC Berkeley Extension

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.

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Combinatorics Reading Seminar: "Triangular ice combinatorics"

Seminar | December 9 | 11:10 a.m.-12:10 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall | Canceled

 Philippe Di Francesco, IPHT and UIUC

 Department of Mathematics

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 >

Teaching with Wikipedia

Workshop | December 9 | 12-2 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, Academic Innovation Studio - 117, level D

 American Cultures, Academic Innovation Studio, Wiki Education Foundation Educators, Library

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.

Trade Lunch: "Employment and Wage Impacts of US Protectionism"

Seminar | December 9 | 12:05-1 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Patrick Kennedy, University of California, Berkeley

 Department of Economics

Holi-Day Mini Concert and Sing-a-long

Special Event | December 9 | 12:10-1 p.m. | Berkeley Way West, First Floor Atrium

 Berkeley Way West Chorus

 Graduate School of Education

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

 Department of Mathematics

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 >

PERL Seminar: “Strategic Symbolic Politics”

Seminar | December 9 | 12:40-1:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 David R. Foster

 Department of Economics

ERL is an opportunity for PhD students to present work in progress and receive valuable feedback from faculty and peers.

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 >

Differential Geometry Seminar: Noncollapsed degeneration of Einstein 4-manifolds

Seminar | December 9 | 3-4 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Tristan Ozuch-Meersseman, ENS

 Department of Mathematics

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 >

Arithmetic Geometry and Number Theory RTG Seminar: Tame derivatives and the Eisenstein ideal

Seminar | December 9 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Preston Wake, IAS

 Department of Mathematics

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 >

El Salvador: Human Rights Denied

Lecture | December 9 | 4-6 p.m. | 102 Moffitt Undergraduate Library

 Alejandro Diaz, Association Legal Guardianship Dra. María Julia Hernández

 Center for Latin American Studies

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.

Memorial at the site of the El Mozote massacre, Morazan, El Salvador. (Photo by Efrojas.)

Seminar 271, Development: Topic Forthcoming

Seminar | December 9 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Jeremy Magruder, UC Berkeley, ARE

 Department of Economics

Andrew Braisted Award Lecture: "Radicals: Your Life is in their Hands RNR as a Paradigm"

Lecture | December 9 | 4-5 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 JoAnne Stubbe, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 College of Chemistry

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 >

Julia Robinson Centennial Public Lecture: Julia Robinson: Personal Reflections, Her Work and Time

Lecture | December 9 | 5-6 p.m. |  Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center

 Dr. Lenore Blum, Carnegie Mellon University

 Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI)

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 >

UC Berkeley Extension's Personal Financial Planning Program Annual Career Night

Panel Discussion | December 9 | 5:15-8:30 p.m. | 609 UC Berkeley Extension (SF Campus at 160 Spear St.)

 UC Berkeley Extension

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 >

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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 >

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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 >