<< April 2017 >>

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Rugby Penn Mutual Varisty Cup: Penn Mutual Varsity Cup

Sport - Intercollegiate - Rugby | April 1 |  Witter Rugby Field

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Rugby hosts the Penn Mutual Varisty Cup at Witter Rugby Field.

Sick Plant Clinic

Special Event | February 4, 2017 – December 1, 2018 the first Saturday of the month every month with exceptions | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join the Garden for our monthly Sick Plant Clinic and find out which diseases ail your plants. Entomologists are also available to identify the pests that are living in your plants too! Please cover plants and disease samples in containers or bags before entering the Garden.

BERKELEY CLINIC DIAGNOSES RESIDENTS' PLANTS
Lauren Reed-Guy, Chronicle Staff Writer
San Francisco Chronicle June...   More >

Spring Science Days 2017

Special Event | April 1 – 9, 2017 every day | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

Every day during Spring Science Days is an opportunity to learn something new about Earth’s oceans, lakes, rivers, and other waterways. Discover what it means to be part of the water ecosystem, and explore how you can help us protect this important resource.

$12 Adults, $10 Children 3–18, Seniors 62+, Free Members, children age 2 and under, UC Berkeley students and staff

Forces That Shape the Bay

Water's Extreme Journey

Special Event | January 29 – April 30, 2017 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

Become a raindrop and go on an interactive adventure through a water-cycle-themed maze. Have fun riding the Watershed Zip Line, walk through a giant wetland, and snap a pic of your family "swimming" with the dolphins—all while developing a deeper understanding of your place in the water ecosystem.

$10–12 Water's Extreme Journey is included with your admission. Free for members.

 http://www.lawrencehallofscience.org/visit/hours_cost_location.

Water's Extreme Journey at the Lawrence Hall of Science

Critter Corner

Workshop | December 31, 2016 – May 27, 2017 every Saturday | 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | Lawrence Hall of Science, Niche Classroom

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

What is it like to live underwater? How does it feel to warm yourself on a rock? Get an introduction to the living world by meeting small mammals, reptiles, and arthropods. In the Critter Corner, which is perfect for ages 8 and under, you can observe how animals move, feel, and eat. Read stories and role-play with toy animals and habitats so that you can better understand animal life.

Animal Discovery Room at the Lawrence Hall of Science

Men's Tennis vs. Arizona

Sport - Intercollegiate - Tennis | April 1 | 1 p.m. |  Hellman Tennis Center

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Men's Tennis hosts Arizona in conference action at Hellman Tennis Complex.

Michael Pollan and Simon Sadler in Conversation

Lecture | April 1 | 1 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Journalist and best-selling author Michael Pollan is joined by noted architectural and urban historian Simon Sadler to discuss the history and new use of psychedelics for therapeutic purposes, the subject of Pollan’s new book and an area illuminated by Sadler’s investigation of the philosophy he calls “hippie holism.” The conversation also touches on the counterculture pursuit of “evolved...   More >

Free for BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students, faculty, staff, retirees; 18 & under + guardian | $10 Non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons | $12 General admission

The Great Transmission | Pema Gellek | US, Tibet, India, 2015

Film - Documentary | April 1 | 1 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Screening weekly in Theater Two, this award-winning documentary is the story of one Tibetan refugee lama and his efforts to preserve the sacred texts of his tradition. Witnessing the disintegration of his heritage, Tarthang Tulku dedicated his life to restoring a text tradition that was nearly lost during the turbulence of the twentieth century. Working with a handful of volunteers, he would...   More >

Free for BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students, faculty, staff, retirees; 18 & under + guardian | $10 Non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons | $12 General admission

  Buy tickets online

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – January 4, 2019 every Sunday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday with exceptions | 1:30-2:45 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join us for a free, docent-led tour of the Garden as we explore interesting plant species, learn about the vast collection, and see what is currently in bloom. Meet at the Entry Plaza.

Free with Garden admission
Advanced registration not required

Tours may be cancelled without notice.
For day-of inquiries, please call 510-643-2755
For tour questions, please email gardentours@berkeley.edu...   More >

Gerhard Richter Painting | Corinna Belz | Germany, 2011

Film - Documentary | April 1 | 4 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Savor a special dinner at Babette following the screening on April 1. For more information and to make a reservation, email babettebam@gmail.com.

Gerhard Richter Painting is a strikingly visual document of Richter’s creative process. Filmmaker Corinna Belz and her crew observe the seventy-nine-year-old German artist in his studio.

Free for Cal Student Film Pass holders | $7 BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students | $8 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, retirees; non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, 18 & under, disabled persons | $12 General admission

  Buy tickets online

Softball vs. Arizona

Sport - Intercollegiate - Baseball/Softball | April 1 | 4 p.m. |  Levine-Fricke Field

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Softball hosts Arizona in conference action at Levine-Fricke Field.

L'argent | Robert Bresson | France, 1983

Film - Feature | April 1 | 6 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Introduction and Post-screening Discussion by Tony Pipolo.

FEATURING
Christian Patey, Sylvie Van Den Elsen, Michel Briguet, Caroline Lang,

Bresson is probably the most stringent stylist that narrative cinema has yet produced, the French cinema’s brilliant monomaniac. He forces total concentration: scenes are enacted and assembled without differing degrees of emphasis. Whatever inspires...   More >

Free for Cal Student Film Pass holders | $7 BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students | $8 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, retirees; non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, 18 & under, disabled persons | $12 General admission

  Buy tickets online

Baseball vs. Washington State

Sport - Intercollegiate - Baseball/Softball | April 1 | 6:05 p.m. |  Evans Field

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Baseball hosts Washington State in conference action at Evans Diamond.

Space Is the Place | John Coney | United States, 1974, 1993

Film - Feature | April 1 | 8 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

FEATURING
Sun Ra, Barbara Deloney, Raymond Johnson, Erika Leder,

Inspired by Sun Ra’s 1971 UC Berkeley course The Black Man in the Cosmos and filmed in Oakland, San Francisco, San Jose, and Richmond, “Space Is the Place is an otherworldly frolic combining intergalactic bebop with riffs on black liberation. Director Coney's boldly mystical blaxploitation film takes to heart Sun Ra's cosmic...   More >

Free for Cal Student Film Pass holders | $7 BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students | $8 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, retirees; non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, 18 & under, disabled persons | $12 General admission

  Buy tickets online

Sunday, April 2, 2017

Spring Science Days 2017

Special Event | April 1 – 9, 2017 every day | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

Every day during Spring Science Days is an opportunity to learn something new about Earth’s oceans, lakes, rivers, and other waterways. Discover what it means to be part of the water ecosystem, and explore how you can help us protect this important resource.

$12 Adults, $10 Children 3–18, Seniors 62+, Free Members, children age 2 and under, UC Berkeley students and staff

Water's Extreme Journey

Special Event | January 29 – April 30, 2017 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

Become a raindrop and go on an interactive adventure through a water-cycle-themed maze. Have fun riding the Watershed Zip Line, walk through a giant wetland, and snap a pic of your family "swimming" with the dolphins—all while developing a deeper understanding of your place in the water ecosystem.

$10–12 Water's Extreme Journey is included with your admission. Free for members.

 http://www.lawrencehallofscience.org/visit/hours_cost_location.

Perennial Garden Design

Workshop | April 2 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Spend the day turning your garden dreams into a reality! Join horticulturist for the Garden's Australasian and California collection, Clare Al-Witri for a perennial garden design workshop. Come with an idea for a garden design project and create your own concept design collage to work through design challenges and ideas on paper before breaking ground. You'll study concepts of garden design, such...   More >

$65, $60 members

  Register online or by calling 510-664-9841, or by emailing gardenprograms@berkeley.edu

Softball vs. Arizona

Sport - Intercollegiate - Baseball/Softball | April 2 | 12 p.m. |  Levine-Fricke Field

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Softball hosts Arizona in conference action at Levine-Fricke Field.

“feldenkrais for Dancers and Movers” with Mary Armentrout: Exploration of Forms Movement Workshop

Performing Arts - Dance | April 2 | 1-3 p.m. | Bancroft Studio (2401 Bancroft), Bancroft Dance Studio

 Mary Armentrout

 Department of Theater, Dance & Performance Studies

The Feldenkrais Method is a wide ranging system for understanding how human beings function and learn how to learn, using the body as the primary laboratory. In this workshop we will explore how bodies in motion and at rest work. Learn to truly experience – from the inside – how different parts of your body move and work together. Discover how very subtle changes can fundamentally alter and...   More >

Baseball vs. Washington State

Sport - Intercollegiate - Baseball/Softball | April 2 | 1:05 p.m. |  Evans Field

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Baseball hosts Washington State in conference action at Evans Diamond.

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – January 4, 2019 every Sunday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday with exceptions | 1:30-2:45 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join us for a free, docent-led tour of the Garden as we explore interesting plant species, learn about the vast collection, and see what is currently in bloom. Meet at the Entry Plaza.

Free with Garden admission
Advanced registration not required

Tours may be cancelled without notice.
For day-of inquiries, please call 510-643-2755
For tour questions, please email gardentours@berkeley.edu...   More >

Cézanne: Conversation with Joachim Gasquet: (Cézanne: Dialogue avec Joachim Gasquet) | Jean-Marie Straub, | Danièle Huillet | France, West Germany, 1989

Film - Feature | April 2 | 2 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Drawing from Joachim Gasquet’s 1921 memoir of the painter Paul Cézanne, Straub and Huillet pay fitting tribute to the French master they greatly admired. Excerpts from the memoir are blended with photographs of Cézanne, clips from Jean Renoir’s Madame Bovary, and scenes of Mont Sainte-Victoire, where the artist made his home and about which he noted, “Look at this mountain: it was once fire”—a...   More >

Free for Cal Student Film Pass holders | $7 BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students | $8 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, retirees; non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, 18 & under, disabled persons | $12 General admission

  Buy tickets online

African Film Festival 2017: Sembène!

Film - Series | April 2 | 4-5:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

A former dockworker who rose to become a founding figure of African cinema and one of the greatest postwar filmmakers of any continent, Ousmane Sembène lived a life as dramatic as any of his characters’. Coming of age when all of Africa dreamed of independence from colonial rule, Sembène channeled the hopes and struggles of an entire continent into his novels and films. This documentary,...   More >

Women's Water Polo vs. Stanford

Sport - Intercollegiate - Water Polo | April 2 | 4 p.m. |  Spieker Aquatics Complex

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Women's Water Polo hosts Stanford in conference action at Spieker Aquatics Complex.

African Film Festival 2017: Mandabi

Film - Series | April 2 | 6-7:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Sembène’s second feature is a folk comedy set in contemporary Dakar. Ibrahima Dieng (Mamadou Guye) is a middle-aged Muslim man with two wives and seven children. One day he receives a money order from his nephew in Paris, with specific instructions for the division and use of the funds. However, news of the money order spreads quickly through the neighborhood, and soon Ibrahima’s home is filled...   More >

Monday, April 3, 2017

Ten Years of Global Metropolitan Studies at Berkeley

Seminar | April 3 – 4, 2017 every day |  Barrows Hall

 College of Environmental Design

APRIL 3 &amp; 4, Two Day Symposium exploring issues from the last ten years of research in Global Metropolitan Studies.

Mongolian Archaeology: New Discoveries, New Concerns

Conference/Symposium | April 3 | 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), UC Berkeley Mongolia Initiative, Smithsonian Institution, Archaeological Research Facility

Click on title above for full website and program.

The ancient cultural interactions of Northeast Asia have left a now-imperiled record in stone across the steppes and forests of Mongolia. The historical implications of the archaeological record, and the race not only to study but to preserve this record in the face of growing threats...   More >

Archaeology in Mongolia

Spring Science Days 2017

Special Event | April 1 – 9, 2017 every day | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

Every day during Spring Science Days is an opportunity to learn something new about Earth’s oceans, lakes, rivers, and other waterways. Discover what it means to be part of the water ecosystem, and explore how you can help us protect this important resource.

$12 Adults, $10 Children 3–18, Seniors 62+, Free Members, children age 2 and under, UC Berkeley students and staff

Islamic Texts Circle: Alcohol

Workshop | April 3 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

What does the Qur'an say about alcohol? What is the legal status of its consumption? Join our guest facilitator Amin Ehteshami (Near Eastern Studies) in a conversation about alcohol and Islam. To RSVP and receive the texts (in translation), please contact us at cmes@berkeley.edu.

Seminar 251, Labor: "Direct and Indirect Consequences of a Welfare Reform on Individuals and their Families"

Seminar | April 3 | 12-1:30 p.m. |  2521 Channing Way (Inst. for Res. on Labor & Employment) | Note change in time and location

 Christian Dustmann, UCL

 Department of Economics

with Lars Højsgaard Andersen and Rasmus Landersø

  RSVP online by March 29.

War Is Coming: Between Past and Future Violence in Lebanon

Lecture | April 3 | 12-2 p.m. | Kroeber Hall, Gifford Room, 221

 Sami Hermez, Northwestern University in Qatar

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Department of Anthropology

From 1976 to 1990, Lebanon experienced a long war involving various national and international actors. The peace agreement that followed and officially propelled the country into a "postwar" era did not address many of the root causes of war, nor did it hold main actors accountable. Instead, a politics of "no victor, no vanquished" was promoted, in which the political elite agreed simply to...   More >

Combinatorics Seminar: Finite reflection groups and graph norms

Seminar | April 3 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 David Conlon, University of Oxford

 Department of Mathematics

For any given graph $H$, we may define a natural corresponding functional $\|\cdot \|_H$. We then say that $H$ is norming if $\|\cdot \|_H$ is a semi-norm. A similar notion $\|\cdot \|_{r(H)}$ is defined by $\| f \|_{r(H)} := \| | f | \|_H$ and $H$ is said to be weakly norming if $\|\cdot \|_{r(H)}$ is a norm. Classical results show that weakly norming graphs are necessarily bipartite. In the...   More >

Innovations in Hiring Practices: Encouraging Social Inclusion and Diversity in the Workplace

Panel Discussion | April 3 | 12:15-1:30 p.m. | Haas School of Business, Wells Fargo Room (C420)

 Liz Lowe, Innovation Lead, Sustainability and Social Impact, Adobe; Virginia Martinez-Martin, Recruiting Lead, IDEO; Devan Vaughn, Program Manager, Global Talent Acquisition, Microsoft

 Don Moore, Lorraine Tyson Mitchell Chair in Leadership and Communication, Berkeley-Haas School of Business

 Center for Responsible Business

Join us for a lunch-time panel which will discuss better alternatives to traditional hiring practices to create work forces that are not only productive but also socially inclusive and diverse.
Companies sometimes do a poor job of predicting future job performance and often discriminate against underrepresented minorities. How can companies avoid these pitfalls and implement better hiring...   More >

Free

  Register online

Differential Geometry Seminar: Appearance of stable spheres along the Ricci flow in positive scalar curvature

Seminar | April 3 | 1:10-2 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Antoine Song, Princeton

 Department of Mathematics

For a 3-manifold M not isometric to the round sphere, with scalar curvature at least 6 and positive Ricci curvature, Marques and Neves proved a 3-dimensional version of the Toponogov theorem: there exists an embedded minimal surface S of area less than $4\pi $. Their proof uses a combination of min-max theory for minimal surfaces and the Ricci flow. While the general case (no assumption on the...   More >

PF student presentation:

Seminar | April 3 | 2-4 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 David Schönholzer, UCB; Jan Luksic, Goethe University Frankfurt

 Robert D. Burch Center for Tax Policy and Public Finance

David Schönholzer - "The Value of School Facilities for Student Outcomes in Los Angeles Unified" (joint with Julien Lafortune)

Jan Luksic - "The Macro Labor Supply Elasticity Revisited: Integrating Taxes and Expenditures" (joint with Henrik Kleven)

String-Math Seminar: A new look at quantum knot invariants

Seminar | April 3 | 2-3 p.m. | 402 LeConte Hall | Canceled

 Aaron Lauda, UCS

 Department of Mathematics

The Reshetikhin-Turaev construction associated knot invariants to the data of a simple Lie algebra and a choice of irreducible representation. The Jones polynomial is the most famous example coming from the Lie algebra sl(2) and its two-dimensional representation. In this talk we will explain Cautis-Kamnitzer-Morrison's novel new approach to studying RT invariants associated to the Lie algebra...   More >

Northern California Symplectic Geometry Seminar: Orientations of moduli spaces for Legendrian contact homology/Real Gromov-Witten theory in all genera

Seminar | April 3 | 2:30-5:10 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Cecilia Karlsson/Penka Georgieva, Stanford/Pierre et Marie Curie

 Department of Mathematics

2:30 PM Karlsson) : I will give an introduction to Legendrian contact homology, which is an invariant of Legendrian submanifolds that is defined by using pseudo-holomorphic disk techniques. In particular, I will explain how one can define this homology with integer coefficients by orienting the moduli space of the pseudo-holomorphic disks. I will also discuss how one can make this invariant...   More >

Campus Visitor Library Tour: Doe and Moffitt Libraries and their Main Stacks

Tour/Open House | April 3 – 24, 2017 every Monday | 3-4 p.m. | Doe Library, meets at north entrance

 Library

April is a month when students and families visit campus, trying to decide if Cal will be their future home. If you are are visiting campus, you are encouraged to come see the the Library.

Tours of the historic Doe Library, underground Main stacks, and newly renovated Moffitt Undergraduate Library are given every Monday and Friday in April. They start on the north steps of the Doe Library. You...   More >

Probabilistic Operator Algebra Seminar: Spectral theory of normal unbounded operators and applications

Seminar | April 3 | 3-5 p.m. | Evans Hall, 736 Evans

 Brent Nelson, NSF Postdoctoral Fellow UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

In this introductory talk we start by recapitulating basic properties of unbounded operators. Proceeding with the functional calculus for normal operators, we then discuss applications thereof such as Stone's theorem and operators affiliated to von Neumann algebras.

Irad Ben-Gal - Smart City Modeling of Personal Mobility Behavioral Patterns

Seminar | April 3 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 3108 Etcheverry Hall

 Irad Ben-Gal, Tel Aviv University

 Industrial Engineering & Operations Research

In this talk, we will address a real ‘smart city’ use-case and cover some of its associated opportunities and challenges.

1924: The Year of Peace? Photography, Publics, and Weimar Republic Pacifism

Lecture | April 3 | 4-5 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Jonathan Long, Professor of German and Visual Culture at the University of Durham (UK)

 Institute of European Studies

In the early years of the Weimar Republic a range of new polities, collectives, and publics grew up within the newly-formed democratic state. This created conditions for new forms of political action and address. In this lecture, two case studies – Ernst Friedrich’s book War against War! and John Heartfield’s photomontage Ten Years On – are the starting point for an exploration of the ways in...   More >

Student Algebraic Geometry Seminar: Mixed Hodge structures

Seminar | April 3 | 4-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Harrison Chen, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

We will discuss how to define mixed Hodge structures (via Deligne) on the cohomology of non-smooth and non-proper varieties, with examples. We will then apply these results to a cohomological vanishing problem in representation theory.

Software-Hardware Systems for the Internet of Things

Seminar | April 3 | 4-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, HP Auditorium (306)

 Omid Abari, Ph.D. Candidate, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Although interest in connected devices has surged in recent years, barriers still remain to realizing the dream of the Internet of Things (IoT). My work addresses these challenges by developing custom software-hardware systems for the Internet of Things.

Cynthia A. Chan Memorial Lecture: Molecular Machines that Build Membranes

Seminar | April 3 | 4-5 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Dan Kahne, Harvard University

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Cynthia A. Chan Memorial Lecture

Cynthia A. Chan Memorial Lecture: “Molecular Machines that Build Membranes”

Seminar | April 3 | 4-5 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Dan Kahne, Harvard University

 College of Chemistry

Analysis and PDE Seminar: Models for Rayleigh-Taylor mixing and interface turnover

Seminar | April 3 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Steve Shkoller, UC Davis

 Department of Mathematics

The instability of a heavy fluid layer supported by a light one is generally known as Rayleigh-Taylor (RT) instability. It can occur under gravity and, equivalently, under an acceleration of the fluid system in the direction toward the denser fluid. Whenever the pressure is higher in the lighter fluid, the differential acceleration causes the two fluids to mix.

The Euler equations serve as the...   More >

Seminar 271, Development: The Welfare Effects of Encouraging Rural-Urban Migration

Seminar | April 3 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 David Lagakos, UCSD

 Department of Economics

From Anti-fascism to Anti-Zionism to Undeclared War: The West German Left, the East German Regime and Israel 1949-1989

Lecture | April 3 | 4:30-6:30 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 Jeffrey Herf, Distinguished University Professor, History, University of Maryland, College Park

 Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES), Center for Jewish Studies, Berkeley Institute for Jewish Law and Israel Studies

After Nazism and the Holocaust the East German government became a fierce opponent of the state of Israel, one that it denounced as a “spearhead” of US imperialism. Beginning in the 1960s and continuing to the end of the Cold War, the East German Communists combined hostile propaganda with military training and delivery of weapons to the Arab states at war with Israel and to the Palestine...   More >

Undergraduate Lecture Series (Math Monday): Elliptic curves and Hilbert's 10th problem

Lecture | April 3 | 5-6 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Shelly Manber, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Palo Alto Networks Info-Session

Information Session | April 3 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Entrepreneurial Toastmasters Club Meeting

Meeting | June 6, 2016 – August 14, 2017 every Monday | 6:20-7:20 p.m. | 373 Soda Hall

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Toastmasters International is a non-profit educational organization that develops communication and leadership skills through public speaking.

ARCH Lecture: Keith Krumwiede

Lecture | April 3 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

MON, APR 3, 6:30PM. Following the Admitted Student Open House, CED Alum Keith Krumwiede, will present on his new publication &quot;Atlas of Another America&quot;.

“Mediating Reality: The New Role of Visual Journalism,” Richard Koci Hernandez: ATC Lecture

Lecture | April 3 | 6:30-8 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive | Canceled

 Richard Koci Hernandez

 Berkeley Center for New Media

The image-sphere is upon us. Images have surpassed words and visuals now play a central role in shaping conversation. But the advent of new technologies bring with it challenges for journalism and how we tell true stories in the age of virtual reality. What is visual truth when viewed in virtual or augmented worlds? What are the dangers and opportunities when journalists craft these digital...   More >

ATC Lecture – Tiffany Chung “Remapping History: The Unwanted Population”: Art, Technology, and Culture Colloquium

Lecture | April 3 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Barbo Osher Theater | Canceled

 Tiffany Chung

 Center for New Media , Center for Southeast Asia Studies, Global Urban Humanities

EDIT: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELED. Tiffany Chung will discuss her comparative study of forced migration through the current global refugee crises, most notably the ongoing Syrian humanitarian crisis, and the post-1975 Vietnamese mass exodus...   More >

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Nuclear Policy Working Group

Meeting | March 14 – May 9, 2017 every Tuesday with exceptions | NSSC Suite, Suite 230

 2150 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94709

 Nuclear Engineering (NE)

Garden Closed

Holiday | November 4, 2014 – December 5, 2017 the first Tuesday of the month every month |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

The garden is closed the first Tuesday of every month.

-Why is the Garden Closed one day a month?
For the safety of the public and the safety of the collection, the Garden’s Horticultural staff need one day per month to complete jobs that may pose safety risks to visitors, such as dropping tree limbs, renovating paths, or controlling pests.

-I’m only in Berkeley for one day from somewhere...   More >

Ten Years of Global Metropolitan Studies at Berkeley

Seminar | April 3 – 4, 2017 every day |  Barrows Hall

 College of Environmental Design

APRIL 3 &amp; 4, Two Day Symposium exploring issues from the last ten years of research in Global Metropolitan Studies.

Spring Science Days 2017

Special Event | April 1 – 9, 2017 every day | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

Every day during Spring Science Days is an opportunity to learn something new about Earth’s oceans, lakes, rivers, and other waterways. Discover what it means to be part of the water ecosystem, and explore how you can help us protect this important resource.

$12 Adults, $10 Children 3–18, Seniors 62+, Free Members, children age 2 and under, UC Berkeley students and staff

Two-Year Requirement Workshop

Workshop | April 4 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. |  International House

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

This general information workshop is for UC Berkeley international students and scholars whose immigration status is J-1 and J-2 and who are subject to the two-year home country physical presence requirement. Not all J exchange visitors are subject to this requirement.

J exchange visitors (students and scholars) who are subject to this requirement must return to their country of last legal...   More >

Free radical mediated C-C bond formation in cofactor and natural product biosynthesis

Seminar | April 4 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall

 Dr. Kenichi Yokoyama, Department of Biochemistry, Duke University

 College of Chemistry

My group has been studying the functions and mechanisms of enzymes that catalyze key steps in backbone construction of natural products and cofactors. In particular, we are interested in how free radicals are being used in C-C bond formation. In this seminar, I will focus on our recent work on biosynthesis of antifungal peptidylnucleoside (PN) natural products represented by nikkomycins and...   More >

Nonclassical antigen presentation and T cell recognition

Seminar | April 4 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

 Erin Adams, University of Chicago

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Seminar 217, Risk Management: Large Deviations of Factor Models with Regularly-Varying Tails: Asymptotics and Efficient Estimation

Seminar | April 4 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Speaker: Farzad Pourbabaee

 Center for Risk Management Research

Abstract: I analyze the large deviation probability of factor models generated from components with regularly-varying tails, a large subclass of heavy tailed distributions.

Link to paper

UCMP Fossil Coffee: Tba

Seminar | April 4 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 1101 (UCMP Fishbowl)

 Graham Slater, University of Chicago

 Museum of Paleontology

AIT Budapest Study-Abroad Info-Session

Information Session | April 4 | 12-1:15 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Dorka Székely, Director of Student Services

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

An upcoming talk will be presented on campus to encourage students to consider a great study abroad program, Aquincum Institute of Technology BUDAPEST (AIT), for students interested in computer science.
Treats from Hungary will be served as well as pizza and refreshments.

About AIT:
Tailored to the needs of North American computer science and software engineering undergraduates in their...   More >

BSAC Technology Seminar - Designing Functional Organic Nanomaterials for Advanced Energy Technologies

Seminar | April 4 | 12-1 p.m. | 540 Cory Hall

 Dr. Guihua Yu, Assistant Professor of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Texas at Austin, Texas Materials Institute

 Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center

Nanostructured materials are critical in technology because of unusual properties due to confined dimensions. A new class of polymeric materials will be presented: nanostructured conducting polymer gels (nCPGs), which have advantages as functional building blocks. nCPGs-enabled devices will be discussed to illustrate “structure-derived multi-functionality” of this special class of materials.

  RSVP online by April 3.

Certificate Program in Marketing Online Information Session

Information Session | April 4 | 12-12:30 p.m. |  Online

 Tom McGuire, Program Director, UC Berkeley Extension

 UC Berkeley Extension

Find out how UC Berkeley Extension equips you with a solid understanding of marketing’s most up-to-date concepts and techniques. For more information, visit the Certificate Program in Marketing.

  Make reservations online

Development Lunch:"Health and Politics"

Seminar | April 4 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Felipe Gonzalez

 Department of Economics, CEGA

Who Fears Violence in African Elections?

Colloquium | April 4 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Manuela Travaglianti, Lecturer, Global Studies, UC Berkeley

 Center for African Studies

One of the Center for African Studies weekly sessions in our Spring 2017 Colloquium Series.

Manuela Travaglianti

Emily E. Reid

Seminar | April 4 | 1-2 p.m. | 205 South Hall

 Emily Reid

 Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity (CLTC)

As part of its Spring 2017 Lunch Seminar Series, the Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity presents Emily Reid, an independent consultant who previously served as Director of Education at Girls Who Code, a non-profit organization dedicated to closing the gender gap in technology.

  RSVP online by April 3.

Webinar: GLACIER Tax Prep Demo and Tips: For International Students and Scholars

Workshop | April 4 | 3-4 p.m. |  Online Webinar

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Get a first-hand look at the GLACIER Tax Prep (GTP) tax preparation software that will help you find the answers to your nonresident tax questions and complete the appropriate federal tax forms.

  Register online

3-Manifold Seminar: Local and global minimum of Renormalized Volume

Seminar | April 4 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Franco Vargas, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

The renormalized volume $V_R$ is a finite quantity associated to geometrically finite hyperbolic 3-manifolds of infinite volume. In this talk I'll discuss its definition and some properties for acylindrical manifolds, namely local convexity and convergence under geometric limits.

Student Harmonic Analysis and PDE Seminar (HADES): Gowers norms in Euclidean spaces: Introduction, applications and stability

Seminar | April 4 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Anh Nguyen, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Gowers norms are useful tools in additive combinatorics in measuring additivity of a subset $A$ in an abelian group $Z$ - how close $A$ is to being a subgroup of $Z$. In this talk, I demonstrate that there are uses of Gowers norms in Euclidean spaces. In particular I show that a measurable subset $E \subset \mathbb R^n, |E| = 1$ must assume convexity or near convexity if its $k$th Gowers norm is...   More >

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: F. S. Macaulay's work in Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry I

Seminar | April 4 | 3:45-4:45 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 David Eisenbud, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

A mathematician's view of Macaulay's work

What Gets Inside: Violent Entanglements and Toxic Boundaries in Mexico City

Colloquium | April 4 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 2538 Channing (Inst. for the Study of Societal Issues), Wildavsky Conference Room

 Elizabeth Roberts, Associate Professor of Anthropology, University of Michigan

 Berkeley Center for Social Medicine, Center for Science, Technology, Medicine & Society

This talk deploys the concept of entanglement in an examination of contemporary life in a working-class Mexico City neighborhood, Colonia Periferico, and a longitudinal environmental health project that studies the neighborhood’s residents.

Containers with Docker: The Hacker Within

Workshop | April 4 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 190 Doe Library

 Berkeley Institute for Data Science

This Week's The Hacker Within

Topic: Containers with Docker

http://thehackerwithin.github.io/berkeley/

This is a weekly meeting for sharing skills and best practices for scientific computation.

Poetry Out of Place: Readings and Conversation with Adriana Lisboa and Leonel Alvarado

Reading - Literary | April 4 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 2334 Bowditch (Center for Latin American Studies), Conference Room

 Adriana Lisboa; Leonel Alvarado

 Center for Latin American Studies, Department of Spanish & Portuguese

Writers Adriana Lisboa and Leonel Alvarado will read their own poetry and discuss the process of writing and translation in Portuguese, English, and Spanish.

Covers of Adriana Lisboa and Leonel Alvarado's recent books. (Images courtesy of Ed. Alfaguara and Haunui Press.)

The Yugoslav Gulag: The Goli otok (Barren Island) Labor Camp, 1949-1956

Lecture | April 4 | 4-6 p.m. | 270 Stephens Hall

 Martin Previsic, Assistant Professor of History, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb

 Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES)

The Goli otok (Barren island) labor camp was one of the best kept secrets in Tito’s Yugoslavia. During the Tito-Stalin split of 1948, over 13,000 genuine and alleged Stalin supporters were incarcerated and subjected to harsh treatment. Violence and hard labor were used in order to politically “re-educate” inmates. Several methods used in the camps, including a complex system of fictional...   More >

Duterte’s Violent “Right” Populism in the Philippines

Lecture | April 4 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Mark Thompson, Professor of Politics, City University of Hong Kong

 Center for Southeast Asia Studies

Since his election, Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has launched a violent crackdown on drugs. For many Filipinos, this state violence has created a sense of political order amidst weak institutions. Duterte's “right” populism shows similarities to illiberalism elsewhere in Southeast Asia but differs from “rich world” right populism represented by Trump and the European far right.

Mark Thompson

EndNote: Citation and Document Manager: Hands-on Workshop

Workshop | April 4 | 4-5 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, Bioscience & Natural Resources Library (2101)

 Susan Koskinen

 Library

EndNote is a tool for managing your references and documents and allows you to organize your citations, import from databases, add pdfs, insert footnotes into your Word docs, and format bibliographies in any style.

The Bioscience Library Training room is equipped with PCs and EndNote X8, you are welcome to bring your laptop too.
Please no food or drink in the Training room.

The Robbins Collection Center's Lecture in Islamic Law: Is Islamic Law "Religious" Law?

Lecture | April 4 | 5-7 p.m. | 170 Boalt Hall, School of Law

 Mohammad Fadel, University of Toronto Faculty of Law

 Robbins Collection Center

Mohammad Fadel, Associate Professor of Law at the University of Toronto, will give a public lecture on Islamic Law.

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: F. S. Macaulay's work in Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry II

Seminar | April 4 | 5-6 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Jeremy Gray, The Open University

 Department of Mathematics

A mathematical historian's view of Macaulay's work

Danaher Infosession: Bio-Tech Connect: Industry Infosession Series

Information Session | April 4 | 5-7 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Bioengineering (BioE)

Thinking about your career?
Danaher is a global science and technology innovator committed to helping our customers solve complex challenges and improve quality of life around the world through our shared purpose of “Helping Realizing Life’s Potential.” DINNER PROVIDED!

"Digital Doomsday: A Perspective from the Pathology Called Europe," Jan De Vos

Lecture | April 4 | 5-6 p.m. | Moffitt Undergraduate Library, 340, BCNM Commons

 Jan De Vos

 Berkeley Center for New Media

Allegedly, no reflection, knowledge nor theory are needed in the business of shaping the onlife self – let the data, algorithms and bots do the work!

In this talk probe the pitfalls that theory and criticism should avoid in this era of the digitalization of (inter)subjectivity. I argue that a critical history of digitalization needs in the first place a critical history of subjectivity. I go...   More >

Recursive Archaeology: An ontological approach to anthropomorphic ceramics from first millennium CE northwest Argentina: ARF Spring Lecture

Lecture | April 4 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Benjamin Alberti, Professor, Framingham State University

 Archaeological Research Facility

The question driving this talk is how to understand anthropomorphism in archaeological material, particularly in three-dimensional artefactual form.

Dr. Benjamin Alberti

EPMS Weekly Seminar

Seminar | November 1, 2016 – December 5, 2017 every Tuesday | 5:10-6 p.m. | 212 O'Brien Hall

 Engineering and Project Management Society

Each week the Engineering and Project Management Society brings in a speaker to talk about topics related to construction and project management. Light refreshments will be provided.

Event is ADA accessible. For disability accommodation requests and information, please contact Disability Access Services by phone at 510.643.6456 (voice) or 510.642.6376 (TTY) or by email at...   More >

Institute of Industrial Engineers IEOR Alumni Career Panel

Panel Discussion | April 4 | 5:30-7 p.m. | 240 Bechtel Engineering Center

 Courtney Moreira, Marketing Manager, Abbott Vascular; Soroush Mehraein, Software Engineer, Uber; Farzin Shadpour, Head of Supply Chain & Procurement, Theranos Inc.; Vladimir Vakulenko, Consultant, ZS Associates; Kelly Chien, Business Data Analyst, Intuit

 Industrial Engineering & Operations Research

Would you like to meet career professionals who graduated with an IEOR degree from Cal? The Institute of Industrial Engineers (IIE) has invited five professionals to come and share their experiences to provide insights into the wide range of career options available for IEOR students.

The panel will feature:

- Courtney Moreira - Marketing Manager at Abbott Vascular
- Soroush Mehraein -...   More >

Box Tech Talk

Information Session | April 4 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Swahili Weekly Social Hour

Social Event | January 31 – May 9, 2017 every Tuesday | 6-7 p.m. |  Jupiter Taproom

 2181 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Center for African Studies

Speak Swahili with your fellow Swahili students and enthusiasts over a drink at Jupiter Taproom. This is an informal gathering to connect with other Swahili speakers on campus and in Berkeley. Each person will support their own beverage purchases, but we will provide the good company! And of course, Swahili speaking only! All skill and experience levels are welcome. Karibuni sana!

Sustain U: Green Up Your Life

Course | January 31 – April 25, 2017 every Tuesday with exceptions | 6:30-8 p.m. | 228 Dwinelle Hall

 Sharon Chen; Mary Thomasmeyer

 Student Environmental Resource Center

This course, presented by the Student Environmental Resource Center, is meant to introduce sustainability as a multi-faceted and interdisciplinary concept embodying business, economics, public health, engineering, and ethnic studies, as well as its real practical applications in students’ lives.

Stop THAAD in Korea – Launch of National Tour

Colloquium | April 4 | 7-8:30 p.m. |  University Lutheran Chapel

 2425 College Ave, Berkeley, CA

 Sounghey Kim, Won Buddhist minister, Co-chair, Seongju Struggle Committee to Stop THAAD Deployment

 Seongju Struggle Committee to Stop THAAD Deployment

In the midst of political upheaval in South Korea, advances in North Korea’s nuclear program, and uncertainty about the Trump administration’s policy in Northeast Asia, citizens in Seongju, South Korea, are stepping up their eight-month opposition to the installation of a U.S. missile defense system (THAAD) in their city. The U.S. and South Korea claim THAAD is necessary to defend against North...   More >