Friday, February 14, 2020
Special Event | February 6 – 29, 2020 every day | 675 Barrows Hall
In honor of Black History Month the African American Studies Department invites you to drop by and adopt free books from our Reading Room.
Sale | February 14 | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | Sproul Plaza
The Solar Spring Break Team is selling baked goods for Valentine's Day to fundraise for our solar installation trip in Oakland and Sacramento this spring break. The fundraiser will be held in Sproul from 9AM-4PM. See you there!
Conference/Symposium | February 14 – 15, 2020 every day | 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium (#310)
The workshop brings together artists, activists and scholars for a series of conversations on the 3.11 disasters and the effects of anthropogenic change in Japan. The conversations will explore how people in Fukushima are living with the consequences of the 3.11 disasters and how different communities with varying livelihoods and vulnerabilities have responded to and invented tactics to survive... More >
2020 Judith Lee Stronach Baccalaureate Prize Info Session: Funding for post graduation social engagement projects
Information Session | February 14 | 10-11 a.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.
Special Event | February 14 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden
You are invited to participate in Integral Taiji & Qigong classes at the UC Botanical Garden. Our classes will focus on somatic, psycho-spiritual, ecological, and cosmological dimensions of taiji (tai chi) and qigong. We will practice standing meditation, walking meditation, the Microcosmic Orbit, Tai Chi Ruler, the Eight Treasures, cleansing the internal organs, embodying the elements, tai chi... More >
Free with Garden Admission
Register online or by calling 510-664-7606
Information Session | February 14 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall
Micaela Schweitzer-Bluhm, Diplomat in Residence NW, US Department of State
The U.S. Department of State represents U.S. interests around the world. The Departments employees, with their skills, character, and commitment to public service, are the backbone of Americas diplomacy. Come talk with Diplomat in Residence for the Northwest and learn more about how you can join this dynamic team in a wide variety of positions, including upcoming student internships.
Seminar | February 14 | 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. | 306 Wheeler Hall
Nina Eidsheim, UCLA
This seminar at 11:30am will precede Professor Eidsheim's Lecture at 4:30 p.m. in 128 Morrison Hall entitled The Race of Sound: The Acousmatic Question as Voice-Making." Please RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org by 2/12 as lunch and select readings will be provided. Co-sponsored by the Sound Studies Working Group and the Music Department.
Nina Sun Eidsheim studied vocal performance,... More >
Presentation | February 10 – 14, 2020 every day | 12-5 p.m. | Various UC Berkeley campus locations
Find more information about the Love Data Week 2020 trainings at this website: https://bids.berkeley.edu/news/celebrate-love-data-week-2020-uc-berkeley-february-10-14.
Seminar | February 14 | 12-1 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center
Peter Sterling, University of Pennsylvania
Human design is constrained by natural selection to maximize performance for a given energy cost. The brain predicts what will be needed and controls metabolism, physiology, and behavior to deliver just enough, just in time. By preventing errors (allostasis), rather than correcting them (homeostasis), energy is saved. Predictive control is a core function that requires rapid computations by the... More >
Workshop | February 14 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 251 Hearst Gymnasium
Practicing yoga can release tension in your joints, give you greater range of motion, and offer increased comfort in all aspects of your life. Learn basic yoga poses and breathing techniques to transform your practice into a moving meditation. Optional: Join the Passport Yoga Passport Challenge and get a different stamp for each class to be entered into a drawing for a yoga prize! Please bring... More >
Seminar | February 14 | 1-2 p.m. | Cory Hall, The Hogan Room, 521
Shehrin Sayed, Postdoctoral Researcher, EECS, U.C. Berkeley
In this talk, Ill discuss a new mechanism for electric-field induced switching based on several established quantum effects.
German 204-Compact Seminar taught by Prof. Hinrich Seeba(only for 5 weeks): Aesthetics of History: Lessing, Schiller, Novalis, Kleist
Seminar | January 31 – February 28, 2020 every Friday | 1-4 p.m. | 282 Dwinelle Hall
Department of German
In the age of fake news, the disparity of historical and poetic truth, as it emerged in the 18th century, gains new significance. When the study of history became an academic discipline, the role of historical writing between factual report and literary representation was intensely discussed by historians, philosophers of history and writers, from Chladenius, Wegelin and Gatterer in history, by... More >
Information Session | February 14 | 1-2 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall
Sean Burns, Director, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships
OURS Staff will discuss eligibility criteria for SURF programs, benefits of the fellowship and tips for a successful application
Exploits with Atomic Materials: from Flexible/Wearable Electronics to Memory Devices: Nano Seminar Series
Seminar | February 14 | 2-3 p.m. | 4 LeConte Hall
This talk will present our latest research adventures on 2D nanomaterials towards greater scientific understanding and advanced engineering applications. In particular, the talk will highlight our work on flexible electronics, zero-power devices, monolayer memory (atomristors), non-volatile RF switches, and wearable tattoo sensors.
Non-volatile memory devices based on 2D materials are an... More >
Seminar | February 14 | 2:30-4 p.m. | 3110 Etcheverry Hall
Professor Barton L. Smith, Utah State University
Abstract: Before Computational Fluid Dynamics can be used for decision making, the uncertainty of the calculations must be found. To quantify the uncertainty of the calculations, the solution must be Validated against experimental data. While it may be tempting to use experimental results found in published literature for validation, such a practice can lead to unacceptable uncertainties... More >
Colloquium | February 14 | 3 p.m. | 250 Morrison Hall
This talk will consist of a discussion of the aesthetics and techniques involved in my approach to composition as an act of interpretation of pre-existing works, followed by an examination of my use of electronics, and in particular real-time physical modeling. Most of my recent works employ the following compositional process, outlined in the following three stages: (1) the duration of each note... More >
Colloquium | February 14 | 3-5 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall
Seminar | February 14 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 107 South Hall
Monique le Conge Ziesenhenne
Monique le Conge Ziesenhenne is the assistant city manager of Palo Alto.
Colloquium | February 14 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library
Kristen Looney, Assistant Professor of Asian Studies, Georgetown University
Rachel Stern, Professor, School of Law, UC Berkeley
Kristen Looney will be discussing her forthcoming work, Mobilizing for Development: The Modernization of Rural East Asia (Cornell, 2020). This book tackles the question of how countries achieve rural development and offers a new way of thinking about East Asias political economy that challenges the developmental state paradigm. Through a comparison of Taiwan (1950s1970s), South Korea... More >
Seminar | February 14 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall
Tianning Diao, Silver Center, New York University
Nickel catalysts exhibit unique properties. Open-shell configurations are relatively stable and readily accessible, which lead to radical pathways. Moreover, the reduction potential of Ni is considerably lower than that of Pd. These properties have been employed to functionalize alkenes. Enantioselective 1,2-dicarbofunctionalization of alkenes allows access to molecules with intricate... More >
Seminar | February 14 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall
Chang-Yeon Chough, IBS Center for Geometry and Physics
Grothendieck posed a question of whether the natural map from the Brauer group of a scheme to its cohomological one is an isomorphism of abelian groups. It's not true in general, but we have some positive results from Grothendieck and Gabber (and de Jong), among many others. After a brief review of Brauer groups in algebraic geometry, I'll talk about some recent progress in the setting of derived... More >
Colloquium | February 14 | 4:30 p.m. | 128 Morrison Hall
The Race of Sound: The Acousmatic Question as Voice-Making
Nina Sun Eidsheim studied vocal performance, composition, and philosophy at the University of Agder (Norway) and The Royal Academy of Music, Aarhus (Denmark) before pursing MFA in Music at the California Institute of the Arts. She completed her Ph.D. in critical studies/experimental practices program at the University of California,... More >
Reading - Literary | February 14 | 5-7 p.m. | 820 Barrows Hall
Paloma Medina, UC Santa Cruz
Paloma Medina (author and PhD candidate in Biomolecular Engineering at UC Santa Cruz) will read from their new book Looking for Marla the story of a curious clownfish in transition as they find their way from fatherhood to motherhood. Following the reading, stick around for snacks, book buying, community building, and zine-making. Well have supplies for you to creatively explore your... More >
Film - Feature | February 14 | 5 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
In this strikingly colorful, lyrical film, Varda contemplates happiness. François, a carpenter, is happy with his wife; he is happier still when he takes a mistress. For him it is not a question of loving one or the other; he loves both, and wants them to share a life together. This triangular relationship is examined within a circular structure. The film begins and ends with blissful family... More >
Film - Feature | February 14 | 7 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Just out of prison for manslaughter, Sailor (Nicolas Cage) breaks parole to take Lula (Laura Dern), his inseparable lover, to California. Lulas mother, Marietta (Diane Ladd), accompanied by a private eye (Harry Dean Stanton), pursues the de facto fugitives to rescue her daring daughter from herself. In Big Tuna, Texas, a scruffy town inhabited by lowlifes, they encounter the thoroughly demented... More >
Exhibits and Ongoing Events
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 >
Exhibit - Painting | February 5 – May 31, 2020 every day | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
January 15May 31, 2020
Among the last great ukiyo-e artists of Meiji Japan, Taiso Yoshitoshi (18391892) reigned supreme for his daring prints based on various tales and legends of ancient Japan and China. He made use of Western colors and inks for dramatic effect, yet stayed loyal to the woodblock print techniques that had guided past masters. In his short life, he created numerous series... More >
Exhibit - Photography | January 13 – May 15, 2020 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 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 Monday-Friday during the academic year. The exhibit is located in a space also used for events. Please call (510) 643-9670 or email email@example.com for viewing times.
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 >
Join us for an exhibit of photographs by 2019 Artist-in-Resident and UCBG Docent Becky Jaffe.
A photographer, naturalist, and educator living in Oakland, California, Becky Jaffe is active in the Bay Area photography community, teaching Art of Seeing courses for advanced fine art photographers, curating group exhibits in galleries and greenhouses, and judging competitions at the Berkeley Camera... More >
Free with Garden Admission
ON VIEW: FEB 3-21, MON-FRI 10am-5pm. Lecture on FEB 5 at 6:30pm in 112 Wurster, followed by an opening reception in 108 Wurster. Free and open to all!
Exhibit - Sculpture | February 14 | 12 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Juana Berrío, an independent curator and writer, presents perspectives on Ron Nagles ceramic sculptures through the lenses of painting and music. She will focus on how Nagles use of color, texture, and rhythm inflects his distinctively emotional and humorous compositions.
Berrío has worked at the Walker Art Center in Minneapolis and the New Museum in New York, and on the 2013 Venice... More >