<< September 2017 >>

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Free Wednesday at the Garden

Special Event | January 4 – December 6, 2017 the first Wednesday of the month every month with exceptions |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Every first Wednesday at the Garden is free admission day.

Fall 2017 Architecture Sustainability Colloquium

Colloquium | August 25 – December 1, 2017 every day | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

FRIDAYS - AUG 25 through DEC 1. CHECK THE SCHEDULE FOR SPEAKERS. Bay Area Leaders discuss topics in sustainability.

Geo4Dev: Geospatial Analysis for International Development Symposium and Workshop

Conference/Symposium | September 6 – 7, 2017 every day | B100 Blum Hall

 Solomon Hsiang, Associate Professor, UC Berkeley; Joe Mascaro, Director of Academic Programs, Planet (formerly Planet Labs); Marshall Burke, Assistant Professor, Stanford University; Jennifer Burney, Assistant Professor, UC San Diego; Gordon Hanson, Acting Dean, UC San Diego; Ariel BenYishay, Chief Economist, AidData; Carrie Stokes, Executive Director, USAID GeoCenter

 Center of Evaluation for Global Action

Geo4Dev is a 2-day symposium and workshop on September 6-7, 2017 focused on the application of remote sensing and geospatial analysis to address issues of poverty, sustainable development, urbanization, climate change and economic growth in developing countries. The event aims to expand the reach of remote sensing to faculty, graduate students, implementers, donors, and tech companies involved in...   More >

Design and Diversity Exhibition

Miscellaneous | June 1 – September 7, 2017 every day |  Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

This exhibit of original materials from the Environmental Design Archives showcases a nexus of design and diversity.

Amos Gitai to Teach Seminar on Narrative and Form: Cinema and Architecture

Film - Series | August 29 – September 26, 2017 every day | 370 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

The Israeli film director Amos Gitai (Ph.D Architecture 79) will teach a five week course on film that explores the concepts of narrative and space. CLASS SIZE IS VERY LIMITED SO YOU MUST SIGN UP SOON. OPEN TO ALL STUDENTS ACROSS CAMPUS.

Engagement Skills - 1st Year Students Only

Workshop | September 6 | 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. | Haviland Hall, Library

 Carol Rhodes

 University of California

Summer at the Hall

Social Event | June 10 – September 10, 2017 every day with exceptions | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

Visit the Hall and explore all of our most popular exhibits and STEM activities every day this summer, including our newest featured exhibit, Going Places. Plus, join us every Sunday to discover new and unique ways to engage with science.

$12.00 Adult, $10.00 Children 3–18, Seniors 62+, Free Members, children age 2 and under, UC Berkeley students and staff.

Discovery Station: Interactive Docent Table

Miscellaneous | September 6 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

The UC Botanical Garden has one of the most diverse plant collections in the world. Visit at our Docent-led interactive Discovery Station to learn more about a particular plant topic. Theme to be announced.
Free!

Wellness Wednesdays in the Garden: Flower Power Yoga| Grow and Go with Chai!

Workshop | September 6 – October 25, 2017 every Wednesday with exceptions | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Grow - stretch to feel longer, stronger & more balanced.
Go - get back to your day w/renewed vitality

Yoga is an effective strategy to release tension, relax the nervous system, improve focus, & increase balance.Each class offers a healthy dosage of crisp fresh air, all natural organic floral aromas, vitamin D sunlight, blooming visions, stable grounding platform, direct &loving...   More >

Free with Garden Admission

EECS Career Fair

Career Fair | September 6 | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | Recreational Sports Facility, RSF Field House Gym

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Co-Sponsored by the Career Center, Eta Kappa Nu (HKN), and the Department of Electrical Engineering & Compute Sciences. If you're an EECS or CS student or have skills suitable to technical and computer science related positions, this is the fair for you!

Companies will be there to talk about full-time jobs and summer internships!

Be sure to bring your UC Berkeley Student ID and many copies...   More >

“Profiling Cells Inside and Out Using Nanostructured Materials”

Seminar | September 6 | 12-1 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Shana Kelley, University of Toronto

 Bioengineering (BioE)

290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building
Our group uses aspects of biophysical and materials chemistry to create new systems that permit biomolecular analytes and rare cells to be tracked and profiled. Nanomaterials play a central role in these efforts, as the unique properties of materials engineered at the nanoscale allow previously unreachable levels of sensitivity and specificity to be realized.

Noon Concert: Expression through Piano

Performing Arts - Music | September 6 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

Jedediah Bruni, piano
Bethany Lee, piano
Expression through Piano
An afternoon of Impressionistic piano repertoire by two UCB students
DEBUSSY Book I Preludes, no. 10, La Cathédral engloutie (JB)
DEBUSSY Book I Preludes, no. 2, Voiles (JB)
BARTOK Suite, Op. 14 (JB)
RAVEL Jeux d’eau (BL)
DEBUSSY Pour le Piano (BL)


FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC 

Featuring the Music Department’s varied...   More >

MVZ LUNCH SEMINAR: Tali Hammond "Heterogeneous responses to environmental change: contrasting behavior and physiology in two California chipmunks"

Seminar | September 6 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 Grinnell Miller Library

 Tali Hammond

 Museum of Vertebrate Zoology

MVZ Lunch is a graduate level seminar series (IB264) based on current and recent vertebrate research. Professors, graduate students, staff, and visiting researchers present on current and past research projects. The seminar meets every Wednesday from 12- 1pm in the Grinnell-Miller Library. Enter through the MVZ's Main Office, 3101 Valley Life Sciences Building, and please let the receptionist...   More >

Wikipedia in the Classroom

Workshop | September 6 | 12-2 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, The Academic Innovation Studio/127D

 Samantha Weald, The Wiki Education Foundation

 American Cultures

Are you interested in learning how to create Wikipedia as classroom assignments? The AC Center and the Wiki Education Foundation Educators invite you to join us 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.

  RSVP online by September 4.

Research Computing in Support of Archaeological Investigations at UC Berkeley

Lecture | September 6 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Nicholas Tripcevich, University of California, Berkeley Archaeological Research Facility; Chris Hoffman, University of California, Berkeley Research IT; Aaron Culich, University of California, Berkeley Research IT

 Archaeological Research Facility

This talk presents overview of changes in research support and several examples that demonstrate how research computing technologies are being applied to archaeological research on campus.

Hildebrand Scholars Roundtable

Colloquium | September 6 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Gabrielle Goldstein, UC Berkeley Health Policy; Jonathan Holmes, UC Berkeley Economics; Kimberly Richards, UC Berkeley Theater, Dance and Performance Studies

 Canadian Studies Program (CAN))

Join Canadian Studies for lunch and learn about research conducted in Canada by Berkeley graduate students:

Gabrielle Goldstein
Health Policy

Jonathan Holmes
Economics

Kimberly Richards
Theater, Dance and Performance Studies

Buffet lunch at 12 noon followed by lecture at approximately 12:20.
Free Event | Open To Everyone

Part of the Canadian Studies Colloquium Series

Plant and Microbial Biology Plant Seminar: "Regulation of Chromatin Replication by Histone Variants"

Seminar | September 6 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall

 Yannick Jacob, Yale University

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

We study epigenetics using plants as model systems. Our goals are to understand how the epigenome contributes to basic cellular mechanisms like DNA replication and gene silencing, and also complex processes like developmental transitions, trans-generational inheritance and aging. We are also interested in exploring how the epigenome can be modulated to improve current genome engineering...   More >

Yannick Jacob

Curating Charles Howard: A Margin of Chaos with Apsara DiQuinzio

Film - Feature | September 6 | 12 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Apsara DiQuinzio, curator of modern and contemporary art and Phyllis C. Wattis MATRIX Curator at BAMPFA, discusses her methodology and process in developing and organizing the exhibition Charles Howard: A Margin of Chaos. Although Howard exhibited in many important historical exhibitions of his time and with such well-known artists as Man Ray, Salvador Dalí, and Alexander Calder, he is little...   More >

McNair Scholars Program Information Session

Information Session | September 6 | 12-1 p.m. | 105 César E. Chávez Student Center

 Juan Esteva, Director, McNair Scholars Program

 Office of Undergraduate Research

The McNair Scholars Program prepares selected underrepresented or low-income UC Berkeley undergraduates for graduate study at the doctoral level. The goal of the McNair Scholars Program is to increase the number of underrepresented students in doctoral programs.

A Capacity Scaling Law for Artificial Neural Networks

Seminar | September 6 | 12-1 p.m. | 560 Evans Hall

 Gerald Friedland, UC Berkeley

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

In this talk, we derive the calculation of two critical numbers that quantify the capabilities of artificial neural networks with gating functions, such as sign, sigmoid, or rectified linear units. First, we derive the calculation of the upper limit Vapnik-Chervonenkis dimension of a network with binary output layer, which is the theoretical limit for perfect fitting of the training data. Second,...   More >

Advanced PubMed

Workshop | September 6 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, Bioscience Library Training Room, 2101 VLSB

 Elliott Smith, Emerging Technologies and Bioinformatics Librarian, Bioscience Library

 Library

A hands-on workshop introducing advanced features of PubMed that can help your searching to be more effective and efficient.

Reducing Inequality Through Dynamic Complementarity: Evidence from Head Start and Public School Spending: Rucker Johnson, UC Berkeley Goldman School of Public Policy

Colloquium | September 6 | 12:10-1:10 p.m. | 2232 Piedmont, Seminar Room

 Rucker Johnson, Professor, UC Berkeley, Goldman School of Public Policy

 Population Science, Department of Demography

A lunch time talk and discussion session, featuring visiting and local scholars presenting their research on a wide range of topics of interest to demography.

The Vicarious Construal Effect: Seeing and Experiencing the World Through Different Eyes

Colloquium | September 6 | 12:10-1:15 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

 Clayton Critcher, Associate Professor, Haas School of Business

 Institute of Personality and Social Research

That two individuals can be exposed to the same stimulus and experience it differently speaks to the power of construal. People’s construals are shaped by their idiosyncratic attitudes, belief systems, and personal histories. As a result, simple delights for children often become uninspiring bores for adults. In this talk, I consider whether people can actively try on construals and experience...   More >

BJCL Information Session

Information Session | September 6 | 12:45-1:45 p.m. |  Boalt Hall, School of Law

 Law, Boalt School of

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | February 1, 2017 – December 5, 2018 the first Wednesday of the month every month 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 >

Topology Seminar (Introductory Talk): Background for research talk

Seminar | September 6 | 2-3 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Bruno Benedetti, University of Miami

 Department of Mathematics

An informal discussion of background material for the research talk.

Delaying the age of marriage through girls' education in northern Nigeria

Presentation | September 6 | 3-4 p.m. | 401 University Hall

 Dr. Mardhiyyah Abbas Mashi, Co-Founder, Centre for Girls' Education; Margaret Bolaji, Program Officer, Centre for Girls' Education

 The OASIS Initiative

Join the OASIS Initiative (Organizing to Advance Solutions in the Sahel) for a talk given by two of the leading champions for girls' education and family planning in West Africa. Dr. Mardhiyyah Abbas Mashi and Margaret Bolaji will be sharing more about their work in Nigeria and what more can be done to achieve development goals in the region.

How to Write a Research Proposal Workshop

Information Session | September 6 | 3-4:30 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Leah Carroll

 Office of Undergraduate Research

If you need to write a grant proposal, this workshop is for you! You'll get a headstart on defining your research question, developing a lit review and project plan, presenting your qualifications, and creating a realistic budget.

The workshop is open to all UC Berkeley students (undergraduate, graduate, and visiting scholars) regardless of academic discipline. It will be especially useful for...   More >

Sharp threshold for K4-percolation

Seminar | September 6 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Brett Kolesnik, UC Berkeley

 Department of Statistics

Graph bootstrap percolation is a cellular automaton introduced by Bollobas. Let H be a graph. Edges are added to an initial graph G=(V,E) if they are in a copy of H minus an edge, until no further edges can be added. If eventually the complete graph on V is obtained, G is said to H-percolate. We identify the sharp threshold for K4-percolation on the Erdos-Renyi graph G(n,p)...   More >

Protecting Immortality: Germ line Development in Drosophila

Seminar | September 6 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building

 Ruth Lehmann, NYU School of Medicine

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

fMRI at high magnetic fields: Spatial resolution limits and applications

Seminar | September 6 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

 Essa Yacoub, University of Minnesota

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

While higher magnetic fields present the opportunity to address higher resolution neuroscience questions, such applications are faced with confounds of fMRI spatial specificity, as well as technical challenges in acquiring higher resolution images. Significant efforts have been put forth over the past 20 years towards understanding these issues and in addressing them with technical developments....   More >

Stochastic First-Order Methods in Data Analysis and Reinforcement Learning

Seminar | September 6 | 4-5 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Mengdi Wang, Princeton University

 Department of Statistics

Stochastic first-order methods provide a basic algorithmic tool for online learning and data analysis. In this talk, we survey several innovative applications including risk-averse optimization, online principal component analysis, dynamic network partition, Markov decision problems and reinforcement learning. We will show that convergence analysis of the stochastic optimization algorithms...   More >

Annual Reception

Reception | September 6 | 4-6 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Institute for South Asia Studies, The Subir & Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies

Please join us for our Annual Reception! Come meet the Center Staff and find out about our upcoming events.

Topology Seminar (Main Talk): Local constructions of triangulated manifolds.

Seminar | September 6 | 4-5 p.m. | 3 Evans Hall

 Bruno Benedetti, University of Miami

 Department of Mathematics

A "tree of tetrahedra” is a simplicial complex that is homeomorphic to the 3-ball and that has a tree as dual graph. Starting with a tree of tetrahedra, suppose that you are allowed to recursively glue together two *incident* boundary triangles. (You can perform this type of move as many times you want.) Call "Mogami manifolds" the triangulated 3-manifolds that you can obtain this way. Are all...   More >

EECS Colloquium: Photo Forensics

Colloquium | September 6 | 4-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, 306 (HP Auditorium)

 Hany Farid, Dartmouth College

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

From the tabloid magazines to main-stream media outlets, political campaigns, courtrooms, and the photo hoaxes that land in our email, doctored photographs are appearing with a growing frequency and sophistication. The resulting lack of trust is impacting law enforcement, national security, the media, e-commerce, and more. The field of photo forensics has emerged to help return some trust in...   More >

Investigating signal-dependent changes in ribosome activity across the proteome

Seminar | September 6 | 4-5 p.m. | 114 Morgan Hall

 John Price, Brigham Young University

 Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology

UCDC Info Session

Information Session | September 6 | 4-5 p.m. | 262 Evans Hall

 Marcia Condon, UCDC advisor

 Office of Undergraduate Research

UCDC is a program which sends UC juniors and seniors to Washington, D.C. to intern, do research, and take classes for a semester. UCDC students come from all majors, intern three to four days a week, and take two classes which each meet once a week. Students from UC campuses live and take classes at the UC Washington Center, an eleven-story building about six blocks from the White House....   More >

Representation Theory and Mathematical Physics Seminar: An elliptic Schur-Weyl construction of the rectangular representation of the DAHA

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

 Monica Vazirani, UC Davis

 Department of Mathematics

Building on the work of Calaque-Enriquez-Etingof, Lyubashenko-Majid, and Arakawa-Suzuki, Jordan constructed a functor from quantum D-modules on general linear groups to representations of the double affine Hecke algebra (DAHA) in type A. When we input quantum functions on GL(N) the output is L($k^N$), the irreducible DAHA representation indexed by an N by k rectangle. For the specified...   More >

Center for Computational Biology Seminar: Dr. Robert Murphy, Professor and Head of Computational Biology and Professor of Biological Sciences, Biomedical Engineering and Machine Learning, Carnegie Mellon University

Seminar | September 6 | 4:30-5:30 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center

 Center for Computational Biology

Integrating Information from Diverse Microscope Images: Learning and Using Generative Models of Cell Organization

Women's CommUNITY Dinner: A welcome event for the UC Berkeley women's community!

Special Event | September 6 | 5-7 p.m. | César E. Chávez Student Center, 202 (Gender Equity Resource Center)

 Gender Equity Resource Center

Many paths, many passions and many identities.
Food, fun and friends!
All undergraduate, graduate and professional school students, academic appointees and staff welcome!
Children and partners welcome!
Everyone welcome!

"We welcome all who experience life through the lens of woman in body, spirit, identity - past, present, future, and fluid."


Want to help plan or volunteer day-of?...   More >

Alison Isenberg, BOOK RELEASE AND LECTURE

Miscellaneous | September 6 | 5-7 p.m. | 210 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

City As Nexus Guest Lecturer: Alison Isenberg, Professor of History; Co-Director, Princeton-Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism, and the Humanities

TE-29 California Traffic Engineering License Exam Review

Course | September 6 – October 11, 2017 every Wednesday | 5-7 p.m. |  Online

 Rafat Raie, PE, City Traffic Engineer, City of Walnut Creek; Joy Bhattacharya, PE, PTOE, Principal, Stantec; Crystal Killiam, PE, City of Los Angeles; Obaid Khan, PE, City Traffic Engineer, City of Dublin

 Institute of Transportation Studies

This twelve-session live-online training course is intended to help transportation engineers prepare for the California Traffic Engineer exam to become a professional Traffic Engineer in California. The course includes a set of sample problems for each session with fully developed solutions to give examinees more opportunity to hone in their test-taking skills. The twelve sessions are designed to...   More >

Designing San Francisco: with Alison Isenberg (History, Princeton)

Lecture | September 6 | 5-6:30 p.m. | Wurster Hall, Wurster Gallery

 Alison Isenberg, Professor of History and Co-Director, History and the Princeton-Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism, and the Humanities

 Global Urban Humanities, Department of History, Arts Research Center

The Global Urban Humanities Initiative, Department of History, and the Arts Research Center are pleased to welcome Alison Isenberg, Professor of History and Co-Director of the Princeton Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism, & the Humanities. She will present her new book titled, Designing San Francisco.

$0

 http://globalurbanhumanities.berkeley.edu/events/alison-isenberg-princeton-mellon-initiative-colloquium-talk. Registration opens August 1. Register online or by calling Tina Novero at 510-664-4077, or by emailing Tina Novero at globalurbanhumanities@berkeley.edu by September 6.

Designing San Francisco by Alison Isenberg

Men's Water Polo vs. UC Davis

Sport - Intercollegiate - Water Polo | September 6 | 5 p.m. |  Spieker Aquatics Complex

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Men's Water Polo hosts UC Davis at Spieker Aquatics Complex.

Post-Baccalaureate Health Professions Program

Information Session | September 6 | 6-7:30 p.m. | 608 UC Berkeley Extension San Francisco Campus

 160 Spear St., San Francisco, CA

 UC Berkeley Extension

Gain academic preparation in the sciences along with personalized advising to enhance your application to medical, dental or veterinary school, as well as to advanced degree programs in medical- and health-related fields.

 Free

 UNEX 1057. Enroll online or by calling 510-642-4111

Quantcast Tech Talk: Your Future in Big Data

Information Session | September 6 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Quantcast – Tech Talk: Your Future in Big Data starts with a Small Hello!

We're taking resumes and there'll be Chipotle served!

Description:
Come to our tech talk event to learn how we uses AI, Big Data & Machine Learning to influence human behavior. You will get the opportunity to hear first-hand from our senior tech leaders at Quantcast.

Speakers:
Carrie Fei, Lead Product Manager –...   More >

Toastmasters on Campus Club: Learn public speaking

Meeting | January 14, 2015 – December 18, 2019 every Wednesday | 6:15-7:30 p.m. | 3111 Etcheverry Hall

 Toastmasters on Campus

Toastmasters has been the world leader in teaching public speaking since 1924. Meetings are an enjoyable self-paced course designed to get you up and running as a speaker in only a few months.

ARCH Lecture: Frida Escobedo

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

 College of Environmental Design

WED, SEPT 6, 6:30pm. Frieda Escobedo is the fall 2017 Howard A. Friedman Visiting Professor of Practice in Architecture.

East Bay Science Cafe- Chew on this: The evolution of tooth eruption in mammals

Presentation | September 6 | 7-8:30 p.m. |  Restaurant Valparaiso

 1403 Solano Ave, Albany, CA 94706

 Tesla Monson, Department of Integrative Biology

 Science@Cal

Why do we have wisdom teeth? And why do so many people need to have them extracted? Teeth are extremely important biological structures that act as a physical interface between mammals and their environment. A great deal is known about the biology of how teeth erupt into the mouth. However, there still remains significant disagreement on the factors driving the evolution of tooth eruption in...   More >

Museum specimens for studying tooth evolution

Kindness is Contagious: September's Movie at Moffitt

Film - Documentary | September 6 | 7-9 p.m. | 405 Moffitt Undergraduate Library

 Library

Movies @ Moffitt is the student-to-student monthly documentary spotlight and viewing. M@M is free.

Join us to observe the science of kindness: if you are kind to one person, they will be kind to four other people, and each of those four people will be kind to four more people, and so on and so on… eventually circling back around to you again. "Kindness is Contagious" profiles cutting-edge...   More >

 Must have a UCB student ID for entrance.

Kindness Is Contagious Poster

Full: Ritual

Film - Feature | September 6 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Local author Cedar Sigo performs a reading among altars, colored lights, and descending tones. Voicehandler (Jacob Heule and Danishta Rivero) play intuitive, incantatory music grounded in the human voice and percussion, but juxtaposed with contemporary, disembodied electronics. And New York–based performance artist Frank Haines brings us his trademark magical musical montage.

Cedar Sigo was...   More >

Nainsukh

Film - Feature | September 6 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Institute for South Asia Studies

Nainsukh (c. 1710–1778) came from a family of painters that settled in Guler in the northern hills of India. Growing up in an atmosphere of bold experimentation, Nainsukh enthusiastically took to the fluent naturalism of Mughal painting, notably setting his own artwork apart from the idealized approach to portraiture adopted by other Indian miniaturists of his time. In around 1740, he entered the...   More >

Full Moon Hike

Social Event | September 6 | 8:30-10:30 p.m. |  International House

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Join Berkeley International Office in hiking up to the Big C under the light of the full moon! At the top of this easy hike, you're treated to a breath-taking view of the bay lit up by city light and stars.

This event has reached capacity.

Thursday, September 7, 2017

Geo4Dev: Geospatial Analysis for International Development Symposium and Workshop

Conference/Symposium | September 6 – 7, 2017 every day | B100 Blum Hall

 Solomon Hsiang, Associate Professor, UC Berkeley; Joe Mascaro, Director of Academic Programs, Planet (formerly Planet Labs); Marshall Burke, Assistant Professor, Stanford University; Jennifer Burney, Assistant Professor, UC San Diego; Gordon Hanson, Acting Dean, UC San Diego; Ariel BenYishay, Chief Economist, AidData; Carrie Stokes, Executive Director, USAID GeoCenter

 Center of Evaluation for Global Action

Geo4Dev is a 2-day symposium and workshop on September 6-7, 2017 focused on the application of remote sensing and geospatial analysis to address issues of poverty, sustainable development, urbanization, climate change and economic growth in developing countries. The event aims to expand the reach of remote sensing to faculty, graduate students, implementers, donors, and tech companies involved in...   More >

Design and Diversity Exhibition

Miscellaneous | June 1 – September 7, 2017 every day |  Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

This exhibit of original materials from the Environmental Design Archives showcases a nexus of design and diversity.

Amos Gitai to Teach Seminar on Narrative and Form: Cinema and Architecture

Film - Series | August 29 – September 26, 2017 every day | 370 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

The Israeli film director Amos Gitai (Ph.D Architecture 79) will teach a five week course on film that explores the concepts of narrative and space. CLASS SIZE IS VERY LIMITED SO YOU MUST SIGN UP SOON. OPEN TO ALL STUDENTS ACROSS CAMPUS.

Fall 2017 Architecture Sustainability Colloquium

Colloquium | August 25 – December 1, 2017 every day | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

FRIDAYS - AUG 25 through DEC 1. CHECK THE SCHEDULE FOR SPEAKERS. Bay Area Leaders discuss topics in sustainability.

Berkeley Communicators Toastmasters Club: To Gain Confidence and Find Your Voice

Meeting | December 1, 2016 – December 7, 2017 the first Thursday of the month every month | 7:30-8:30 a.m. | Au Coquelet Cafe, (backroom)

 2000 University Avenue, Berkeley, CA

 Berkeley Communicators Toastmasters Club

Find out how to improve your public speaking skills and build confidence through the Toastmaster.

If you have wanted to improve your communication skills, practice public speaking and leadership, but find it difficult to do on your own, this is the place for you.

Meetings: 1st and 3rd Thursday 7:30am - 8:30am every month
Free street parking and close to Downtown Berkeley BART

What Now? Political Thought At A Moment Of Crisis

Conference/Symposium | September 7 | 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 The Program in Critical Theory

The categories of traditional political thought seem no longer adequate for addressing the specific challenges of the 21st century. We must ask then: what now? What are the possibilities and requirements of political thought for this century?

Summer at the Hall

Social Event | June 10 – September 10, 2017 every day with exceptions | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

Visit the Hall and explore all of our most popular exhibits and STEM activities every day this summer, including our newest featured exhibit, Going Places. Plus, join us every Sunday to discover new and unique ways to engage with science.

$12.00 Adult, $10.00 Children 3–18, Seniors 62+, Free Members, children age 2 and under, UC Berkeley students and staff.

Free First Thursday at BAMPFA

Special Event | February 2 – December 7, 2017 the first Thursday of the month every month | 11 a.m.-7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

First Thursdays are a great time to visit BAMPFA. The galleries are free all day and we offer guided exhibition tours.

free admission to the galleries

Professional Program in Health Advocacy Online Information Session

Information Session | September 7 | 12-1 p.m. |  Online

 Stan Weisner, Ph.D., M.S.W., UC Berkeley Extension

 UC Berkeley Extension

Gain an in-depth understanding of the complex and dynamic U.S. health care system. Explore key policy and ethical challenges, and learn to become a health advocate who is qualified to advise patients and their families about health care issues.

  Make reservations online

VMware Tech Talk

Information Session | September 7 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Ray O'Farrell, EVP & CTO, VMWare

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Come meet VMware's EVP and CTO, Ray O'Farrell, and learn how VMware is staying competitive and innovative in the tech space. Ray will be highlighting game-changing developments in areas such as machine learning, artificial intelligence, Smart Cities, Augmented Reality, and most importantly, the Internet of Things. We will also be discussing what makes VMware unique from others as a world leader...   More >

Turning big corpora into big data – Digital Humanities at scale

Lecture | September 7 | 12-1 p.m. | 200C Warren Hall

 Adam Anderson, Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Digital Humanities

 Social Sciences Data Lab

Adam Anderson, a Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Digital Humanities at UC Berkeley, has spent his career scanning texts in order to draw upon secondary literature in archaeology and computational linguistics. He'll describe the OCR project he is working on (described in this article), as well as how he intends to utilize the generated data: "My plan is to use a combination of analytical tools,...   More >

Citation Management: Best Practice

Workshop | September 7 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, Bioscience Library Training Room, 2101

 Susan Koskinen, Librarian

 Library

Overview of the best citation management tools for your documents, bibliographies, pdfs and more.

Identifying Your Vital Skills

Workshop | September 7 | 12-1:30 p.m. |  University Hall

 Terrie Moore, Staff Career Development

 Human Resources

Explore your skills, including those you enjoy using most, and those you want to develop in order to progress in your career aspirations at UC Berkeley. Campus resources for learning and developing skills will be discussed.

REGISTRATION required at the UC Learning Center through the Blu portal. Course code - BECAR104

  Register online

Lunch Poems: Series Kick-off

Reading - Literary | September 7 | 12:10-12:50 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Library

 Lunch Poems, Library

Hosted by Geoffrey G. O’Brien, this event features distinguished faculty and staff from a wide range of disciplines introducing and reading a favorite poem.

IB Faculty on Parade

Seminar | September 7 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Daniela Kaufer, University of California, Berkeley; Brent Mishler, University of California, Berkeley

 Department of Integrative Biology

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research and Finding a Mentor Workshop

Workshop | September 7 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

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

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research

If you are thinking about getting involved in undergraduate research, this workshop is a great place to start! You will get a broad overview of the research opportunities available to undergraduates on campus, and suggestions on how to find them.

We will also let you know about upcoming deadlines and eligibility requirements for some of...   More >

Drop-in Pre-Health Advising

Miscellaneous | September 7 – December 7, 2017 every Thursday with exceptions | 1-4 p.m. | 260 Mulford Hall

 Caitlin Green or Marie Dutton, Pre-Health Advisor

 Career Center

Meet with a Pre-Health Advisor on a first-come, first-served basis. For students exploring, preparing for, and/or applying to medical school and other health professional graduate programs.

 Open to currently enrolled students and Alumni Advantage members.

Qualcomm Open Office Hours

Information Session | September 7 | 1-3 p.m. | 380 Soda Hall

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

You and mobile technology have something in common. You're both going places that can change the world for the better and help bring the future here faster. And we think Qualcomm is the perfect place for you two to meet.

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – December 30, 2018 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 >

Fall Info Session -- Lafayette

Information Session | September 7 | 1:30-3 p.m. |  Lafayette Library and Learning Center

 3491 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Lafayette, CA 94549

 Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)

Meet Lafayette faculty and OLLI members and learn about the courses and workshops offered in Lafayette! Includes a free talk by Darren Zook of UC Berkeley.

The catalytic site for water splitting in PSII and mechanism

Seminar | September 7 | 2-3 p.m. | 338 Koshland Hall

 Professor Emeritus James Barber, Faculty of Natural Sciences Dept. of Life Sciences Imperial College London

 College of Chemistry

Documenting Torture: Pitfalls and Challenges: A Talk by Dr. HernÁn Reyes

Lecture | September 7 | 2-3 p.m. | 545 Li Ka Shing Center

 Hernan Reyes, International Committee of the Red Cross

 Human Rights Center, Center for Global Public Health

Hernán Reyes, MD, is an obstetrician and gynecologist and was medical coordinator for the International Committee of the Red Cross, specializing in prison health and medical ethics. Dr. Reyes documented prison health as well as ill-treatment, human rights violations, and torture for the ICRC in more than 45 countries around the world during his 28 years with the institution Dr. Reyes has taught...   More >

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Seminar 251, Labor Seminar: NO SEMINAR

Seminar | September 7 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Center for Labor Economics

Dynamics of prefrontal computations during decision-making

Seminar | September 7 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

 Joni Wallis, University of California, Berkeley

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Annual Meeting: State of the Department

Seminar | September 7 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Frances Hellman, Dean, Mathematical and Physical Sciences

 Department of Mathematics

Locations of Reflexivity: South Korean Community Activism and its Affective Promise for Solidarity

Colloquium | September 7 | 4 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Mun Young Cho, Yonsei University

 Steven Lee, UC Berkeley

 Center for Korean Studies (CKS), Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

In this presentation, I explore the globalization of South Korean community activism amidst the rearrangement of the anti-poverty agenda among Asian countries.

IRLE Fall Reception: Featuring Professor Daniel Schneider on Unstable Work Schedules in Retail

Lecture | September 7 | 4-6 p.m. | 2521 Channing Way (Inst. for Res. on Labor & Employment), IRLE Director's Room

 Daniel Schneider, UC Berkeley Sociology

 Institute of Research on Labor & Employment

It’s no secret that the American labor market is increasingly unequal for workers. While work for the highest earners yields ever-higher returns, work at the bottom is becoming more and more unpredictable and insecure. In addition to low wages, short tenure, few benefits, and non-standard hours, workers specifically in retail and food service often face schedules that are unstable and...   More >

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Five Tables of Artful Gardens

Workshop | September 7 | 4-7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Drop by our art study centers on Free First Thursday and get an up-close view of some of the treasures of the BAMPFA collections, laid out on the five tables in the seminar area. On view in this session: Erica Lennard’s stunning photographs of Marly-le-Roi, Shodenji, and the Li Yuan Garden; the eighteenth-century Indian painting Beauties Feeding a Peacock in a Garden; Lan Ying’s monumental...   More >

LaTeX: Creating Tables, Figures, and Bibliographies

Workshop | September 7 | 4-5 p.m. | Bechtel Engineering Center, Kresge Engineering Library Training Room 110MD

 Samantha Teplitzky, Earth and Physical Sciences Librarian, Kresge Engineering Library

 Library

This workshop will focus on how to add elements to a LaTeX document. Attendees will learn about various packages and syntax that enables the creation of tables, figures, and bibliographies.

  Registration opens August 4. Register online or by calling Samantha Teplitzky at 510-644-7158, or by emailing Samantha Teplitzky at steplitz@berkeley.edu

Pre-Health: How to Gain Clinical Experience

Workshop | September 7 | 5-6 p.m. | Career Center (2440 Bancroft Way), 3rd Floor

 Career Center

Clinical experience is valued highly by health professional schools. How do you get started and find meaningful opportunities? In this workshop, we will go over the various ways in which you can gain clinical experience (hospitals, clinics, shadowing and more) and how to maximize your time before applying. We will also have a panel of students currently in different clinical experiences who will...   More >

Food and History: Katie Parla on Southern Italy

Lecture | September 7 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Katie Parla, http://katieparla.com/

 Department of Italian Studies

Katie Parla, Italian food journalist and author of Tase of Rome (IACP Award Winner for Best International Cookbook 2017), joins us to discuss the history and complexity of Southern Italian cuisine.

“The Crown Jewel of our Realm:” The Forgotten Story of Künzang Chöling, a Tibetan Buddhist Nunnery in Nepal

Lecture | September 7 | 5-6:30 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, Maude Fife Room, 315

 Charles Ramble, École Pratique des Hautes Études, Paris

 Center for Buddhist Studies

In Nepal’s Mustang District, on the right bank of the Kali Gandaki river facing the large settlement of Tshug, is a low hill known as Gompa Gang, the “convent ridge”. Standing on the ridge are the ruins of a Buddhist site, Künzang Chöling, whose dilapidated condition belies the fact that it features the finest example of Nyingmapa mural art outside Tibet. Until recently, nothing else was known...   More >

Ejaz Hussain | Neither Transition nor Transformation: Hybridization of Civil-Military Relations in Contemporary Pakistan

Lecture | September 7 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conference Room)

 Ejaz Hussain, Independent political and defence analyst

 Munis Faruqui, Sarah Kailath Professor of India Studies and Associate Professor in the Department of South and Southeast Asian Studies

 Institute for South Asia Studies, The Berkeley Pakistan Initiative

Talk by Independent political and defense analyst from Pakistan, Ejaz Hussain

Reading and Booksigning: Julia Bryan-Wilson

Reading - Nonfiction | September 7 | 5:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Julia Bryan-Wilson introduces her new book, Fray: Art and Textile Politics, which explores amateur, fine arts, and political uses of textile handcraft since the 1970s. Professor of modern and contemporary art and director of the Arts Research Center at UC Berkeley, Bryan-Wilson is the author of Art Workers: Radical Practice in the Vietnam War Era and, with Glenn Adamson, Art in the Making:...   More >

Violence and Medicine Conference

Conference/Symposium | September 7 | 6 p.m. | 470 Stephens Hall

 Townsend Center for the Humanities, Center for Science, Technology, Medicine, and Society, Berkeley Center for Social Medicine, Berkeley UCSF Joint Medical Program, Program for the Medical Humanities

You are invited to join an interdisciplinary gathering of medical
professionals and scholars who will discuss how health care,
pastoral care and education of health professionals is affected
by forms of violence endemic to American culture and, in some
ways, to the culture of medicine. Topics include:

Violence as a public health problem

The language of violence in clinic, classroom and...   More >

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Coming to My Senses: The Making of a Counterculture Cook: Alice Waters in Conversation with Steve Wasserman

Reading - Nonfiction | September 7 | 6-7:30 p.m. |  Free Speech Movement Cafe (Moffitt Library)

 Alice Waters, Owner of Chez Panisse, Founder of the Edible Schoolyard Project

 Steve Wasserman, Publisher and Executive Director of Heyday Books

 Library, Free Speech Movement Café Educational Programs

Alice Waters ’67 is an American chef, restaurateur, food activist and author. She is the owner of Chez Panisse in Berkeley and the founder of the Edible Schoolyard Project. Alice is the author of 13 books. Her most recent, Coming to My Senses: The Making of a Counterculture Cook, will be released September 5, 2017 and is dedicated to the memory of the leader of the Free Speech Movement, Mario Savio.

 The Library attempts to offer programs in accessible, barrier-free settings. If you think you may require disability-related accommodations, please contact the event sponsor, fsmprograms@lists.berkeley.edu, ideally at least two weeks prior to the event.

Yelp Tech Talk

Information Session | September 7 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Berkeley students - Yelp, in partnership with the Computer Science Undergraduate Association, welcomes you to hear from our engineers and product managers about exciting projects at Yelp. We'd love to chat with you afterward, too!

LOCATION: Wozniak Lounge, Soda Hall

FOOD: Dinner provided from Sol y Luna Taqueria

RAFFLE: We're raffling off an iPad mini - bring your EECS resume to...   More >

The Seventh Walk

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Institute for South Asia Studies

In The Seventh Walk, Amit Dutta returns to northern India’s Kangra Valley, the lush mountain setting featured in his Nainsukh. As in the prior film, here Dutta considers the region’s rich visual arts tradition through the oeuvre of a native artist, in this case the contemporary landscape painter Paramjit Singh. Deftly blending sound, image, and text, this subtly hypnotic film meditates upon the...   More >