<< February 2018 >>

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Econ 235, Financial Economics: Job Market Seminar

Seminar | February 1 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | C330 Haas School of Business

 Niels Gormsen, Copenhagen Business School

 Department of Economics

Joint with Haas Finance Seminar

Oliver E. Williamson Seminar

Seminar | February 1 | 12-1:30 p.m. | C325 Haas School of Business

 Erika Deserranno, Northwestern

 Department of Economics

The Oliver E. Williamson Seminar on Institutional Analysis, named after our esteemed colleague who founded the seminar, features current research by faculty, from UCB and elsewhere, and by advanced doctoral students. The research investigates governance, and its links with economic and political forces. Markets, hierarchies, hybrids, and the supporting institutions of law and politics all come...   More >

Sorbian/Wendish Cultural Revival in the Age of Globalization

Lecture | February 1 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Hélène Yèche, University of Poitiers

 Institute of European Studies, Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES), Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, GHI West, The Pacific Regional Office of the German Historical Institute Washington DC

Hélène Yèche will introduce the audience to the case study of the Sorbs, a Slavic minority living in today’s Germany. The Sorbian community of Lusatia recently developed a few important ways of preserving identity and culture in the context of globalization through language revitalization. Sorbian identity challenge is part of a global minority revival trend, which is not only taking place in...   More >

Mendeley Citation Management Workshop

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

 Becky Miller, Bioscience and Natural Resources Library

 Library

Mendeley is a reference manager that enables you to organize, read, share, annotate, and cite your research papers. It is also an academic discovery and collaboration tool.

This hands-on workshop will give beginning Mendeley users practice importing citations and creating bibliographies. Experienced users should bring their Mendeley questions!

  Register online

Book Talk: Design-Based School Improvement

Lecture | February 1 | 12-1:15 p.m. | 2515 Tolman Hall

 Rick Mintrop, Associate Professor, Graduate School of Education, UC Berkeley

 Graduate School of Education

Professor Mintrop will discuss his new book, Design-Based School Improvement: A Practical
 Guide for Education Leaders, which explores how the need for more robust links between
 research and practice is at the heart of the effort to enact and scale up successful school
 reforms. One promising approach is "design development," a methodology widely used in other...   More >

2018 Distinguished ESPM Faculty Lecture - Carolyn Merchant

Seminar | February 1 | 12-1 p.m. | 132 Mulford Hall

 Dept. of Environmental Science, Policy, and Mgmt. (ESPM)

Carolyn Merchant shares her lecture, "The Anthropocene: The Age of Humanity".

Refreshments will be served at 11:30 am in 139 Mulford.

This event is open to the public.

Lunch Poems: TC Tolbert

Reading - Literary | February 1 | 12:10-12:50 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Library

 TC Tolbert

 Lunch Poems, Library

A poetry reading by TC Tolbert.

(photo by Hannah Ensor)

Seminar 217, Risk Management: Interpretable proximate factors for large dimensions

Seminar | February 1 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Speaker: Markus Pelger, Stanford

 Center for Risk Management Research

This papers deals with the approximation of latent statistical factors with sparse and easy-to-interpret proximate factors. Latent factors in a large-dimensional factor model can be estimated by principal component analysis, but are usually hard to interpret. By shrinking the factor weights, we obtain proximate factors that are easier to interpret. We show that proximate factors consisting of...   More >

Accountability for Syria

Lecture | February 1 | 12:45-2 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, Room 110

 Jeff Deutch, Syrian Archive; Niko Para, Syrian Archive

 Human Rights Center, Boalt Hall Committee for Human Rights, Middle Eastern Law Students Assc.

Jeff Deutch and Niko Para of the Syrian Archive based in Berlin will discuss the vital work of documenting war crimes and human rights abuses in the age of open source evidence and social media and the critical role of individuals and NGOs. Lunch will be served; pls RSVP at link below.

  RSVP online

2018 UC Berkeley Geotechnical Engineering Research Symposium

Conference/Symposium | February 1 | 1-5 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, 310 Banatao Auditorium

 Christie Hale, PhD Student, UC Berkeley, GeoSystems, Civil and Environmental En

 Michael Gardner, PhD Student, UC Berkeley; Amr Ewais, Researcher, UC Berkeley, GeoSystems, Civil and Environmental En; Estefan Garcia, PhD Student, UC Berkeley, GeoSystems, Civil and Environmental En; Nella Pierre Louis Desruisseaux, PhD Student, UC Berkeley, GeoSystems, Civil and Environmental En; James Fern, Researcher, UC Berkeley, GeoSystems, Civil and Environmental Engineering Department

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE), Graduate Assembly

On behalf of the graduate students of the UC Berkeley GeoSystems program, we are pleased to announce our first annual Geotechnical Engineering Research Symposium. This event is an opportunity for current PhD students and Research Associates to share their research with the geotechnical engineering industry. There will be short oral presentations as well as time for one-on-one interactions via a...   More >

$ 25 General Admission, $ 0 Full Time Students, $ 0 Faculty

  Buy tickets online or or by emailing info@geostudents.berkeley.edu

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 >

Big C Hike

Social Event | February 1 | 2-3:30 p.m. | International House, Front Steps

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Join Berkeley International Office (BIO) advisers on this easy hike to enjoy the breathtaking view of the bay! Bring a camera to capture the moment and don't forget to wear comfortable closed-toe shoes. The hike takes 1-1.5 hours. Meet at I-House front entrance on the steps. Bring water.

ISF 110 - Free Speech in the Public Sphere: An Interdisciplinary Approach

Course | January 16 – May 3, 2018 every Tuesday & Thursday | 2-3:30 p.m. | 102 Wurster Hall

 Division of Undergraduate Education

In this spring 2018 class, we shall take up the nature of public speech from Socrates' public dissent to social media messaging today. The course reading will combine classic philosophical statements about the value of free, subversive and offensive speech; histories of the emergence of public spheres; and sociologies of technologically-mediated speech today.

Embedded domain specific languages: A Blueprint for Robust Performance of Scientific Computations

Seminar | February 1 | 2-3 p.m. | Soda Hall, 430-438 Wozniak Lounge

 Dr. Scott Baden, Leader, Computer Languages and System Software Group, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

I will describe custom source-to-source translators targeting different
performance programming problems arising in large scale computation.
I will conclude the talk with earlier work on run times, that led to the
research in domain specific translation.

Late Medieval Publishing Culture In Japan During The 14th And 16th Centuries

Colloquium | February 1 | 3-4:30 p.m. | 3401 Dwinelle Hall

 Sumiyoshi Tomohiko, Keiō Univeristy

 Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Department of East Asian Languages & Cultures, Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

Books printed in Japanese Zen monasteries during the medieval period are known as Gozan-ban or “Five Mountains” editions. Originally, Gozan-ban were printed for the self-education of Gozan monks who were expected to imitate the latest Chinese scholarship and act out another culture in Japan. At this time, in the 13th to 14th centuries, Chinese Zen masters visited Japan very often, while Japanese...   More >

CAA Cal vs Oregon: Traditional Hoops Party

Social Event | February 1 | 3:30-5:30 p.m. |  Alumni House

 Cal Alumni Association

Join fellow Cal basketball fans at Alumni House before your Golden Bears take on the Ducks in this exciting Pac-12 match-up. This Hoops Party includes dinner by Armadillo Willy's, drinks, remarks from Assistant Basketball Coach Tim O'Toole, Women's Swim Coach Teri McKeever and performances by Cal Band and Cal Spirit Groups.

Hoops Party Details
Date: Thursday, February 1
Hoops Party: 3:30 –...   More >

Critical Discussions in Food Systems Co-hosts: Friends of the ATC!

Colloquium | February 1 | 4-6 p.m. | Morgan Hall, Morgan Lounge

 Friends of the ATC

Join the discussion organized by the Nicaragua Center for Community Action, SOCLA-North America, and the Task Force on the Americas to welcome the Asociación de Trabajadores del Campo (ATC) and voices from Via Campesina in a conversation on food sovereignty and agroecology!

On this tour, the ATC’s Marlen Sanchez and Dionys Melgara will be speaking and exchanging on the importance of La Via...   More >

The Gendered Politics of Socialist Consumption in North Korea, 1953-1965

Colloquium | February 1 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Andre Schmid, University of Toronto

 Laura Nelson, UC Berkeley

 Center for Korean Studies (CKS)

How was ‘proper’ consumption conceived in the newly emergent socialist order of North Korea? Despite the desire of the Party-state to represent a population united around the Kim family and the (not unrelated) tendency of foreign observers to see North Korea as an extreme case of totalitarianism, there was in fact no straightforward answer to this question in the early postwar years.

Mathematics Department Colloquium: Largeness of 3-manifold group that resemble free groups”

Colloquium | February 1 | 4-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Shelly Harvey, Rice University

 Department of Mathematics

A group is called large if it has a finite index subgroup which surjects onto a non-abelian free group. By work of Agol and Cooper-Long-Reid, most 3-manifold groups are large; in particular, the fundamental groups of hyperbolic 3-manifolds are large. In previous work, the first author gave examples of closed, hyperbolic 3-manifolds with arbitrarily large first homology rank but whose fundamental...   More >

The Future Of Cybersecurity And Trends In Technological Risk: Implications For US Foreign Policy And Politics

Lecture | February 1 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Jonathan Reiber, Senior Fellow, Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity, UC Berkeley

 Institute of International Studies

Jonathan Reiber is Senior Advisor at Technology for Global Security, a think-do tank based in Palo Alto, California, and a Visiting Scholar at UC Berkeley's Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity, where he previously held a two-year writing and research senior fellowship from 2015-2017. Jonathan is currently at work on a Smith Richardson Foundation funded study exploring the nature of public-private...   More >

Maya Tudor | India's Changing Nationalism: Does It Matter?

Lecture | February 1 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conference Room) | Note change in date

 Maya Tudor, Associate Professor of Government and Public Policy, Blavatnik School of Government Fellow, St. Hilda's College, Oxford University

 Munis Faruqui, Director, Institute for South Asia Studies; Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies; Associate Professor, South & South East Asian Studies

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Department of Political Science

Dr. Maya Tudor, Associate Professor of Government and Public Policy, Blavatnik School of Government Fellow, St. Hilda's College, Oxford University

Where Wild Beauty and Science Meet

Lecture | February 1 | 5:30-8:30 p.m. |  David Brower Center

 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 College of Natural Resources, Braided River

Wildlife photojournalist and National Geographic fellow Joe Riis, who has documented the migrations of pronghorn, mule deer, and elk in Wyoming for more than a decade, will give a multimedia presentation and book signing of his new book, Yellowstone Migrations. A reception begins at 5:30 pm with the program at 6:30 pm.

Riis will be joined by ecologist & UC Berkeley Professor Arthur Middleton,...   More >

  RSVP online

Town Hall Meeting on the Use of the Boalt Name

Meeting | February 1 | 6-8 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, Booth Auditorium, Room 175

 Law, Boalt School of

Thursday, February 1, 2018
6pm to 8pm
Berkeley Law Booth Auditorium, Room 175

Please join fellow faculty, students, staff, and alumni for a Town Hall meeting on the Use of the Boalt Name.

The October survey yielded over 1,000 responses. Three survey respondents will advocate for the dominant positions on name usage, followed by an open community discussion.

The Science of Cannabis: The Environmental Impact of Large Scale Cannabis Cultivation

Lecture | February 1 | 6-7:30 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

The current system for growing cannabis has caused significant environmental degradation due to pollutants, heavy water use, clear cutting natural areas, and other man-made impacts. What are the current environmental issues, and how can they be addressed as cannabis production scales.

$30 / $25 UCBG Members / $15 Current students

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

Career Connections: Human Resources

Miscellaneous | February 1 | 6-8 p.m. |  Career Center (2440 Bancroft Way)

 Cal Alumni Association, Career Center, The Berkeley Network

CAA has teamed up with the UC Berkeley Career Center to help students make connections and gain clarity in their career pursuits.

For each of these casual networking events, we are seeking a diverse group of alumni to showcase a variety of careers. The events require no prep—simply chat with interested students, share your path from Cal to career, and offer advice to those who hope to follow...   More >

  Register online

Xilinx Tech Talk and Info-Session

Information Session | February 1 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Meet engineers and recruiters from Xilinx, the company behind many of the hardware and software chip developments that are making deep learning more powerful and possible!

Make sure to bring a paper resume if you would like to be considered for intern or full time positions!

Thai food will be served!

***Speakers***
Jim Hwang, Principal Engineer
Jayashree Rangarajan, Senior Director,...   More >

A Man Returned: 70th Anniversary of Al-Nakba Film Series

Film - Feature | February 1 | 6-7 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Arab Film Festival

Director: Mahdi Fleifel
Country: Lebanon, Palestine 2016
Languages: Arabic
Short Film
30 mins - Color

Reda is 26 years old. His dreams of escaping the Palestinian refugee camp Ain El-Hilweh in Lebanon ended in failure after three years trapped in Greece. He returned with a drug addiction to life in a camp torn apart by internal strife and the encroachment of war from Syria. Against all...   More >

Men's Basketball vs. Oregon

Sport - Intercollegiate - Basketball | February 1 | 6 p.m. |  Haas Pavilion

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Men's Basketball hosts Oregon in conference action at Haas Pavilion.

Holloway Poetry Reading: Mónica de la Torre and Lo Ferris

Reading - Literary | February 1 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, 315, Maude Fife

 Mónica de la Torre

 Department of English, Holloway Reading Series

The Holloway Series in Poetry invites you to a reading with Mónica de la Torre and Lo Ferris. Mónica de la Torre is the author of six books of poetry, most recently The Happy End/All Welcome (Ugly Duckling Presse). Born and raised in Mexico City, she translates poetry, writes about art, and is a contributing editor to BOMB Magazine. Publications include The Third Rail, Triple Canopy, Harper's, ...   More >

photo credit: Bruce Pearson

Film: Persona

Film - Feature | February 1 | 7:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Exploring the strange symbiosis between a speechless actress (Liv Ullmann) and her nurse companion (Bibi Andersson), this is “Bergman at his most brilliant” (Time Out).

Friday, February 2, 2018

SERC DeCal Fellowship Deadline

Deadline | February 2 |  Sproul Hall

 Student Environmental Resource Center

The SERC Decal Fellowship awards $200 budgets to DeCals covering topics of sustainability and environmentalism. Four DeCals will be selected for the fellowship. To learn more and apply visit: https://serc.berkeley.edu/decal-fellowship-program/

SERC Spring DeCal Fellowship: Spring 2018 Application

Miscellaneous | February 2 |  online

 Student Environmental Resource Center

The SERC Decal Fellowship awards a $200 budget for resources and access to a speaker database and other resources to four DeCals focused on sustainability and other issues relating to the environment.

Performance: Full: Street Classical

Performing Arts - Music | February 2 |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Medea Sirkas performs with harpist Destiny Muhammad and violinist Tarika Lewis. This is where classical instruments meet street ballet.

United Against White Supremacy Symposium

Conference/Symposium | February 2 | 9 a.m.-6 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, Booth Auditorium: Room 175

 Richard Rothstein, Author of The Color of Law; Professor Ian Haney-López, Earl Warren Professor of Public Law at Berkeley; Eva Patterson, President/Co-Founder, Equal Justice Society

 ACLU of Northern California, East Bay Community Law Center, Haas Institute for a Fair & Inclusive Society, UC Berkeley Center for Race & Gender, Thelton E. Henderson Center for Social Justice, California Law Review

Racism has been the blueprint and the foundation of the United States since its inception. This symposium is being convened in order to discuss ways to dismantle racism and white supremacy in a series of four panels: Gentrification, Immigration, Incarceration, and Affirmative Action.

Social Science and Humanities Proposal Writing Workshop for SURF Fellowship

Workshop | February 2 | 9:30-11 a.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Jeff Vance Martin, SURF Advisor

 Office of Undergraduate Research

In this workshop, undergraduates will receive detailed guidance on how to construct a research proposal in social science and humanities disciplines for the SURF Fellowship.

Qigong with Director Eric Siegel

Workshop | February 2 | 10-11 a.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join UCBG Director, Eric Siegel, for a morning practice in Qigong (pronounced cheegong), a form of meditative exercise with repeated movements, gently stretching the core and limbs and building body awareness.

Free with Garden Admission

  Register online

“Why The Mind Evolved: The Evolution Of Navigation”: Psychology 229A

Colloquium | February 2 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

 Lucia Jacobs, UC Berkeley

 Department of Psychology

A Conversation with Author, Amish Tripathi: On turning centuries-old mythological tales into bestselling works of fiction

Lecture | February 2 | 12-2 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Amish Tripathi, Author

 Harsha Ram, Associate Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures and Comparative Literature, University of California, Berkeley

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Art Forum

Amish Tripathi is the author of the spellbinding series - the Shiva Trilogy - The Immortals of Meluha, The Secret of the Nagas, The Oath of the Vayuputras; The Ram Chandra Series - Scion of Ikshvaku and Sita: Warrior of Mithila. And the newly released, Immortal India.

NCBI Bioinformatics Tools: An Introduction

Workshop | February 2 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, Bioscience Library Training Room, 2101 VLSB

 Elliott Smith, Emerging Technologies and Bioinformatics Librarian, Library

 Library

A hands-on workshop introducing NCBI bioinformatics tools such as PubMed, Gene, Protein, Nucleotide, and BLAST.

Novel Demonstration of Decentralized Direct Potable Water Reuse: Environmental Engineering Seminar

Seminar | February 2 | 12-1 p.m. | 534 Davis Hall

 Dr. Andrea Corral, Carollo Engineers, Inc

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

Global Internships Program Information Session

Information Session | February 2 | 12-1 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Earn academic credit while gaining practical internship experience domestically or abroad. Learn more about UC Berkeley Global Internships at this event and see how your summer can transform you!

Solid State Technology and Devices Seminar: Semiconductor Thin-Film Transfer Technology has Finally Arrived

Seminar | February 2 | 1-2 p.m. | Cory Hall, 521 Hogan Room

 Eli Yablonovitch, Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences Dept., University of California, Berkeley

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

For years, lattice mismatched hetero-epitaxy has been regarded as the correct approach for heterogeneous integration, but the mismatch led to material quality problems. At around the same time a competing approach, thin-film epitaxial layer transfer began to be developed, but the handling of free-standing thin films was a primitive art. Over the period of decades the discipline of processing...   More >

2018 Judith Lee Stronach Baccalaureate Prize Info Session: Funding for post graduation social engagement projects

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

 Mary Crabb, Office of Undergraduate Research & Scholarships

 Office of Undergraduate Research

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 engaged students the opportunity to extend and reflect upon their undergraduate work at Berkeley by undertaking a socially engaged project after their graduation.

Up to $25,000. Proposals for...   More >

Berkeley Sophomore Semester - Global Studies London Info Session

Information Session | February 2 | 1-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Learn more about this unique fall semester opportunity designed for rising sophomores to gain a global perspective, fulfill major & degree requirements, and obtain professional experience through an internship in London.

Talking About Combinatorial Objects Student Seminar: Introduction to Coxeter Groups

Seminar | February 2 | 1-2 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Katrina Biele, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

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 >

Modulating Electron Beams in Space and Time to Probe for Genuine Structures and Function at the Atomic Scale: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | February 2 | 2-3 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall | Note change in time and location

 Dr. Christian Kisielowski, LBNL / Molecular Foundry

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

In high resolution electron microscopy objects are actively altered by the intense electron irradiation that is necessary to reach single atom sensitivity. In these circumstances a control of beam-sample interactions is no longer a commodity but a necessity. Therefore, it is of outstanding interest to develop new tools and concepts that strive for a stricter control of the probing electron beam...   More >

Student Probability/PDE Seminar: Large Deviation Principle for Stochastic Growth Models II

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

 Fraydoun Rezakhanlou, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Clark Kerr Garden Open Hours

Tour/Open House | February 2 – May 11, 2018 every Friday | 2:30-4:30 p.m. |  Clark Kerr Campus

 Campus Gardens

The Clark Kerr Garden is managed by Gardener Susanne Weisman along with the Cal Dining Sustainability Team Garden Coordinators and committed volunteers. Clark Kerr contains a culinary garden, an orchard, and continually growing edible landscaping.

Our goal is to be a space where anyone can hang out, pass through, learn something, collaborate, and enjoy food together. We hold skills training...   More >

Composition Colloquium: Anna Clyne

Colloquium | February 2 | 3 p.m. | 135 Morrison Hall

 Department of Music

After studying piano and composition at the Ecole Normale de Musique in Paris, Raphael Cendo studied composition at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Paris (2000-2003), from which he graduated in composition, analysis and orchestration. He then joined the composing and computer music class of IRCAM (2003-2006). During his training, he was taught by Allain Gaussin, Brian Ferneyhough, Fausto...   More >

MENA Salon: War Comes to Afrin

Workshop | February 2 | 3-4 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

In this week's MENA Salon, we will discuss the events leading to the recent military operation in Afrin, the international community's reaction, and its likely consequences for individuals on the ground in Syria.

Issues and Opportunities Facing the School of Information

Seminar | February 2 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 107 South Hall

 AnnaLee Saxenian

 Information, School of

Dean Saxenian will comment on some of the challenges and opportunities facing the campus and the School.

Car-sharing Network Optimization Driven by High-resolution Data, Simulation and Discrete Optimization

Lecture | February 2 | 4 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Carolina Osorio, MIT

 Institute of Transportation Studies

Abstract: With the increase in connectivity and in real-time responsiveness, travelers and vehicles are becoming "real-time optimizers" of their trips. The urban mobility challenges and breakthroughs of the next decades will be marked by our ability to optimize the aggregate performance of large-scale transportation systems while accounting for how the hundreds of thousands of "real-time...   More >

How to Write a Research Proposal Workshop

Workshop | February 2 | 4-5:30 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 >

Supercharging Future Mobility: Tailoring Charge Transport for Highly Efficient Electrochemical Energy Conversion and Storage

Seminar | February 2 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Xiangfeng Duan, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, UCLA

 College of Chemistry

Supercapacitors, batteries and fuel cells represent three distinct electrochemical energy conversion devices of increasing importance for applications in mobile electronics, electric vehicles, and renewable energy industry. A common feature of these devices involves coupled ion transport (and storage) and electron transport in active electrode materials.

Film: The End of the Ottoman Empire

Film - Documentary | February 2 | 4 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

This recent documentary offers an overview of the Ottoman Empire and its decline, the essential backstory of our world today.

Student / postdoc PDE seminar: Multivalued harmonic functions

Seminar | February 2 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Brian Krummel, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Dirichlet energy minimizing multivalued functions were introduced by Almgren in his proof that the singular set of an n-dimensional area minimizing submanifold has Hausdorff dimension at most n-2. Such functions play a crucial role in the study of area minimizing submanifolds at branch point singularities, at which at least one tangent cone is a plane with integer multiplicity > 1. We will...   More >

Student Arithmetic Geometry Seminar: Hochschild and cyclic homology for log schemes

Seminar | February 2 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Martin Olsson, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

In this talk I will discuss recent work on developing a theory of Hochschild and Cyclic homology for log schemes, extending the definitions for ordinary schemes.

Music Studies Colloquium Pierpaolo Polzonetti (UC Davis): Something Tastes Funny: A Gastromusicological Approach to Comic Opera

Colloquium | February 2 | 4:30 p.m. | 128 Morrison Hall

 Department of Music

Pierpaolo Polzonetti specializes on opera and eighteenth-century music and culture. His research work has been funded by the Earhart Foundation, the American Council for Learned Societies, and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

His book, Italian Opera in the Age of the American Revolution (Cambridge University Press, 2011), is a study of representations of America in Eighteenth-century...   More >

Space Technologies at Cal Project Showcase

Tour/Open House | February 2 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 310 Jacobs Hall

 Space Technologies at Cal

Space Technologies at Cal (STAC) is a group of passionate scientists who want to push the frontier of space research and the space industry. Many of STAC members have been working on innovative projects related to space technology development, such as payload launches, research experiments, autonomous rovers, and much more. STAC would like to invite you to stop by its project showcase on Thursday...   More >

Film: Woman in the Dunes

Film - Feature | February 2 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

The sands of time have not worn away the startling beauty of Hiroshi Teshigahara’s adaptation of Kobo Abe’s acclaimed postmodernist novel. “It’s like a dream—the kind from which you awake bolt upright in a cold sweat” (The Guardian).

Woman in the Dunes

Film - Feature | February 2 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

The sands of time have not worn away the startling beauty of Woman in the Dunes, nor answered the fundamental questions of identity and commitment the film poses. A young widow lives in a pit-house and is fed by her neighbors; she is forced to constantly clear her pit of the sands that threaten to engulf the whole village. The villagers bring a passing entomologist, who has missed his bus home,...   More >

Sumgayit: 30 Years After: History and Future of the Nagorno-Karabakh (Artsakh) Conflict

Lecture | February 2 | 7:30-9:30 p.m. |  St. John Armenian Church

 275 Olympia Way, San Francisco, CA 94131

 Anna Turcotte, Author

 Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES), Armenian Studies Program, St. John Armenian Church

Anti- Armenian atrocities of my childhood, the history
that fueled the hatred, and the current state of affairs on
the ground in Artsakh.

Anna Astvatsaturian Turcotte is an Armenian-American writer, lecturer, and activist. She authored <u>Nowhere, a Story of Exile </u>and has lectured extensively about the plight of Armenians in Azerbaijan in the context of human rights and international...   More >

Saturday, February 3, 2018

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 >

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 >

CAA Cal vs Oregon State: Family Friendly Hoops Party

Social Event | February 3 | 2:30-4:30 p.m. |  Alumni House

 Cal Alumni Association

Come join us for a Cal vs. Oregon State pre-game experience that the whole family will enjoy. This Hoops Party features exciting programming for future Golden Bears, including an interactive performance by Cal Band and Cal spirit groups, a visit from Oski, a bounce house, Top Dog, and much more!

Hoops Party Details

Date: Saturday, February 3
Hoops Party: 2:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Gametime: 5...   More >

Men's Basketball vs. Oregon State

Sport - Intercollegiate - Basketball | February 3 | 5 p.m. |  Haas Pavilion

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Men's Basketball hosts Oregon State in conference action at Haas Pavilion.

Film: Memories of Underdevelopment

Film - Feature | February 3 | 5 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

The Cuban cinema reached full maturity with this classic study of a bourgeois writer who stays in Cuba after the revolution, despite his alienation from the new society and the loss of all his friends to Miami. Based on novelist/screenwriter Edmundo Desnoes’s autobiographical Inconsolable Memories, Memories of Underdevelopment became the first feature-length film from post revolutionary Cuba to...   More >

Memories of Underdevelopment

Film - Feature | February 3 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

The Cuban cinema reached full maturity with this classic study of a bourgeois writer who stays in Cuba after the revolution, despite his alienation from the new society and the loss of all his friends to Miami. Based on novelist/screenwriter Edmundo Desnoes’s autobiographical Inconsolable Memories, Memories of Underdevelopment became the first feature-length film from postrevolutionary Cuba to be...   More >

Film: Shame

Film - Feature | February 3 | 7:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

“Set a tiny step into the future, the film has the inevitability of a common dream. . . . One of Bergman’s greatest films, [and] one of the least known” (Pauline Kael). Fleeing a civil war in their country, a couple (Max von Sydow and Liv Ullmann), both musicians, retreat to a remote island to grow fruit and cultivate their mutual love. But war overtakes them, exacting its total surrender of...   More >

Circa: Il Ritorno

Performing Arts - Dance | February 3 | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Cal Performances

Juxtaposing circus arts with the music of Il ritorno D’Ulisse in patria, Monteverdi’s 17th-century opera about Ulysses’ homecoming, the Australian troupe Circa tells a story of loss and displacement in its latest production, Il Ritorno. Six acrobats join four chamber musicians and two singers in a staging that unites music with movement.

$30–$68

  Buy tickets online or by calling Cal Performances at 510-642-9988, or by emailing Cal Performances at tickets@calperformances.org

Circa performs Il Ritorno Saturday and Sunday, February 3-4, 2018 in Zellerbach Hall.

Eco Ensemble

Performing Arts - Music | February 3 | 8 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

Jon YU Ru
Jason CRESS )~(
Oren BONEH Lug
Clara OLIVARES Tentation des Limites
FREE