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Friday, January 24, 2020

Men's Swimming & Diving vs. Arizona

Sport - Intercollegiate - Swimming & Diving | January 24 |  Spieker Aquatics Complex

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Men's Swimming & Diving hosts Arizona at Spieker Aquatics Complex.

COEH Builds Bridges: Warehouses, Wildfires, and Workplace Injuries

Conference/Symposium | January 24 – 25, 2020 every day | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. | Betty Irene Moore Hall, Room 1800

 2570 48th Street, Sacramento, CA 95817

 Center for Occupational and Environmental Health

Please join COEH UC Berkeley and UC Davis for the 2020 COEH Builds Bridges Symposium: Warehouses, Wildfires, and Workplace Injuries.

COEH Builds Bridges was launched in 2017, and rotating biannually between Berkeley and Sacramento. This event is a merger of the 42nd Annual UC Berkeley Lela Morris Symposium, and 38th Annual UC Davis Occupational & Environmental Medicine Symposium.

Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program Info Session

Information Session | January 24 | 10-11 a.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Stefanie Ebeling, Program Manager/Student Advisor, Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program, Office of Undergraduate Research

 Office of Undergraduate Research

The Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program gives undergraduate students the opportunity to work with UC Berkeley professors on faculty research projects.

Plants Illustrated Exhibit 2020: Rare and Endangered Plants of the World

Special Event | January 17 – February 5, 2020 every day with exceptions | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join us for the 11th annual Plants Illustrated exhibit of botanical art in the Garden’s lovely Julia Morgan Hall. This year, the members of the Northern California Society of Botanical Artists are presenting the theme of rare and endangered plants of the world featuring plants in the Garden's collection.

Deppea splendens 'Cristobal' Image by Jill Petersen

FULL: Introduction to Botanical Art Class with Catherine Watters

Workshop | January 23 – 24, 2020 every day | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley

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.
More details and registration link coming soon!

Member Adult $175, Adult $190

Anemone coronaria watercolor on vellum by Catherine Watters

How to Email a Professor to Get a Positive Response: Workshop

Workshop | January 24 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

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

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Do you need to email a professor you've never met before to ask for their help, but you don't know where to start? Have you ever written a long email to a professor, only to receive no response, or not the one you hoped? If so, this workshop is for you! We will discuss how to present yourself professionally over email to faculty and other professionals ...   More >

'Information and Uncertainty in Data Science' Discussion Forum

Meeting | January 24 – May 1, 2020 every other Friday | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 190B Doe Library

 Berkeley Institute for Data Science

Find more information on the BIDS Events list: https://bids.berkeley.edu/events.

Women's Basketball vs. Utah

Sport - Intercollegiate - Basketball | January 24 | 12 p.m. |  Haas Pavilion

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Women's Basketball hosts Utah in conference action at Haas Pavilion.

Race for Profit: How Banks and the Real Estate Industry Undermined Black Homeownership

Lecture | January 24 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 820 Barrows Hall

 Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, Professor, Department of African American Studies, Princeton University

 Social Science Matrix, Department of African American Studies, Department of Gender and Women's Studies, Center of Global Metropolitan Studies

Please join us on January 24, 2020 from 12pm-1:30pm for a Matrix Lecture by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, Assistant Professor of African American Studies at Princeton University. She will discuss her book, Race for Profit: How Banks and the Real Estate Industry Undermined Black Homeownership.

  RSVP online

Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor

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

Information Session | January 24 | 12-1 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 >

Special probability seminar

Seminar | January 24 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Allan Sly, Princeton University

 Department of Statistics

Replica Symmetry Breaking for Random Regular NAESAT

Ideas from physics have predicted a number of important properties of random constraint satisfaction problems such as the satisfiability threshold and the free energy (the exponential growth rate of the number of solutions). Another prediction is the condensation regime where most of the solutions are contained in a small number of clusters...   More >

SURF Summer Research Scholarships Info Session

Information Session | January 24 | 1-2 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Sean Burns, Director, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

 Office of Undergraduate Research

OURS Staff will discuss eligibility criteria for SURF programs, benefits of the fellowship and tips for a successful application

SLC Language Exchange Program: Become a Polyglot

Workshop | January 24 | 1-2 p.m. | TBA César E. Chávez Student Center

 Student Learning Center

Are you looking to enhance your language skills? Do you want to expand your community at Cal and around the world? The SLC Language Exchange Program introduces you to the linguistic and cultural diversity at Cal. Come learn how you can become a polyglot and discover how we connect hundreds of language enthusiasts all over the world. RSVP at bit.ly/lepinfo-sp20.

Women's Swimming & Diving vs. University of Arizona

Sport - Intercollegiate - Swimming & Diving | January 24 | 2 p.m. |  Spieker Aquatics Complex

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Women's Swimming & Diving hosts University of Arizona at Spieker Aquatics Complex.

UCDC Info Session: Fall 2020 application deadline, February 20, 2020

Information Session | January 24 | 2-3 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Mary Crabb, UCDC

 The UC Berkeley Washington Program

Come learn about how to spend a semester working and studying in Washington, DC. UCDC sends students from all majors to intern and take classes in DC, earning a full semester of Berkeley credit.

BIO Bears Meetup: Big C Hike

Social Event | January 24 | 2-3 p.m. |  International House

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Kick off the semester by joining Berkeley International Office in hiking up to the Big C! At the top of this easy hike, you're treated to a breathtaking view of the bay.

We will meet in front of the International House at 2 PM. Bring comfy hiking shoes, water, and a flashlight. This event may be canceled due to weather, so please keep an eye on the Facebook event page for updates.

Atomic Engineering of Two-Dimensional Materials Using Electron Irradiation: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | January 24 | 2-3 p.m. | 4 LeConte Hall | Note change in date and location

 Dr. Cong Su, KavliENSI Heising-Simons Fellow

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

Controlling the exact atomic structure is an ultimate form of materials engineering. Atomic manipulation and atom-by-atom assembly can create functional structures that are hard to synthesize chemically. Defects at the one- or few-atom-scale have intriguing properties that can be applied to fields like quantum engineering (e.g. nitrogen vacancy center, single photon emitter, etc. ), and...   More >

Student Probability/PDE Seminar: Multiclass and Multiline Processes

Seminar | January 24 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Fraydoun Rezakhanlou, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

For some planar stochastic growth models such as Hammersely-Aldous-Diaconis and Exclusion Processes, multiline and multiclass processes are studied to explore the monotonicity of the underlying growth mechanism. In this talk I compare these two processes, and give an overview of some recent results about them.

MENA Salon: The Assassination of Qassem Suleimani

Workshop | January 24 | 3-4 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Every Friday the CMES hosts an informal guided discussion of current events in the Middle East and North Africa, open to all.

On 3 January, Major General Qassem Suleimani of Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Corps Guard was assassinated by a U.S. drone strike upon his arrival at Baghdad International Airport in Iraq. The next day, President Trump ordered the deployment of 3,500 U.S. troops to the...   More >

Lunar New Year

Social Event | January 24 | 3-4:30 p.m. |  César E. Chávez Student Center

 SLC Language Exchange Program

Kick-off the semester with our first LEP social of the year: our Lunar New Year Celebration this Friday, 1/24, from 3-4:30PM! Observed throughout East and Southeast Asia, Lunar New Year marks the start of the lunisolar calendar and is a time for gathering with friends and family and welcoming good luck for the next year.

Join us to celebrate with traditional games and crafts, sample some yummy...   More >

  RSVP online

Write like a Golden Bear: Strategies for Academic Writing Success

Workshop | January 24 | 3-4 p.m. | TBA César E. Chávez Student Center

 Student Learning Center

In this 1-hour workshop, you will learn about the expectations for writing at a top-tier research university and acquire the seven golden strategies to thriving as an academic writer at Cal. Whether you are a first semester student or graduating senior, you will gain the insight and know-how to take your writing to the next level.

Perhaps We Have Framed the Research Data Management Challenge Incorrectly?

Seminar | January 24 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 107 South Hall

 Clifford Lynch

 Information, School of

Over the past year Iâve been doing a good deal of thinking about the broad way weâve framed the work of research data management and preservation, and the roles of various parties (researchers, data curators, repositories, etc.) in this effort. The dominant model to date has been one of describing datasets, archiving them into repositories, and assuming that they will be discovered and reused...   More >

Job Market Seminar: "Consumption with Imperfect Perception of Wealth"

Seminar | January 24 | 3:10-4:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Chen Lian, MIT Economics

 Department of Economics

Field(s): Macroeconomics, Behavioral Economics, Finance

Poor Man’s High Performance Semiconductors: The Incredible Perovskites

Seminar | January 24 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Mercouri G. Kanatzidis, Departments of Chemistry & Materials Science and Engineering, Northwestern University

 College of Chemistry

How did the recent revolution in the science of halide perovskites begin? The chemical versatility and structure diversity in the class of hybrid organic inorganic main metal halides is astounding. The interplay of weak covalent and ionic bonding in the inorganic framework allows the formation of an amazingly broad variety of structures most of which can be divided into two larger classes:...   More >

Lyft’s Approach to Developing Self-Driving Technology

Lecture | January 24 | 4-5 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Kumar Chellapilla, Lyft

 Institute of Transportation Studies

Lyft's Kumar Chellapilla will present Lyft’s Approach to Developing Self-Driving Technology at the ITS Transportation Seminar Jan. 24 at 4 p.m. in 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building at 4 p.m

Varda by Agnès

Film - Documentary | January 24 | 4 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

A cinema institution unto herself, the delightfully irreverent Agnès Varda conducts a personal career retrospective as only she can: with accomplished skill, inimitable charm, wit, reverie, and copious wonder. The many outlets of her boundless creativity (photography, art, filmmaking, and architecture) coalesce as Varda shares insight into her artistic fancies and flights in the many projects of...   More >

Thematic Seminar: Applications and limitations of the slice rank polynomial method

Seminar | January 24 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Lisa Sauermann, Stanford University

 Department of Mathematics

In 2016, Tao introduced the slice rank polynomial method as a reformulation of a technique that first appeared in work of Croot, Lev and Pach, and was the basis of a breakthrough of Ellenberg and Gijswijt on the upper bound for the famous cap-set problem. The cap-set problem asks about the maximum size of a subset of F_p^n not containing a three-term arithmetic progression. The slice rank...   More >

Music Studies Colloquium: Samantha Bennett (Australian National University)

Colloquium | January 24 | 4:30 p.m. | 128 Morrison Hall

 Department of Music

“Backwards and Forwards: Conflations of Disorient Historical, Filmic and Musical Temporalities in Siouxsie and the Banshees’ ‘Peek-A-Boo’”

Samantha Bennett is a sound recordist, guitarist and academic from London, UK, and Associate Professor in music at the Australian National University. Her research is focused on sound recording, music technology, the recording workplace, recordist agency...   More >

East Bay World History Reading Group: Sapiens: a Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari

Meeting | January 24 | 5-7 p.m. |  ORIAS Office

 1995 University Ave Suite 520D, Berkeley, CA 94704

 ORIAS (Office of Resources for International and Area Studies)

Teachers in ORIAS World History Reading Groups read one book each month within a global studies theme. Participants meet monthly to eat and spend two hours in collegial conversation. It is a relaxing, intellectually rich atmosphere for both new and experienced teachers.

 This event is for k-14 teachers.

  Register online or or by emailing Shane Carter at orias@berkeley.edu


Film - Feature | January 24 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Lynch turned down the chance to direct Return of the Jedi to adapt Frank Herbert’s legendary science fiction novel about interplanetary palace intrigues and warring clans. Flamboyant producer Dino De Laurentiis hoped for an audience-friendly franchise like Star Wars, but wound up with a baffling, dreamlike missive from the Lynchian subconscious, where language is merely a sound effect, doublings...   More >

Helēna Sorokina

Performing Arts - Music | January 24 | 8-10 p.m. |  McEnerney Hall (1750 Arch St.)

 Center for New Music & Audio Technologies

Latvian mezzo-soprano Helēna Sorokina begun her musical education with the violin and piano already at the age of 5. She later went on to study choral conducting in her hometown Riga. Helena was studying classical vocal performance and vocal pedagogy at the University of Music and Performing Arts in Graz, Austria.

$10 General, $5 Students and seniors

Exhibits and Ongoing Events

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

Photographs by Ken Light: American Stories

Exhibit - Photography | January 13 – May 15, 2020 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 220 Stephens

 Townsend Center for the Humanities

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 Monday-Friday during the academic year. The exhibit is located in a space also used for events. Please call (510) 643-9670 or email townsendcenter@berkeley.edu for viewing times.

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 >