<< May 2018 >>

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Garden Closed

Special Event | January 2 – December 4, 2018 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...   More >

Cal Alumni Association Online Application Reading - TAAP/KASP Scholarships

Miscellaneous | April 27 – May 9, 2018 every day with exceptions |  Online

 Cal Alumni Association

The Cal Alumni Association invites you to join us in reading and evaluating scholarship applications virtually for The Achievement Award and the Kruttschnitt Aspire Scholarship Programs from April 27th through May 9nd. Our dedicated alumni make these scholarships possible and we thank you for your time!

Virtual application readers will receive all training materials and scholarship...   More >

 https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cal-alumni-association-online-application-reading-2-taapkasp-tickets-43959034656?aff=email1. Register online

ReGen18 Conference

Conference/Symposium | May 1 – 4, 2018 every day |  Impact Hub San Francisco

 1885 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

 Center for Responsible Business

Join the Regenerative Movement at ReGen18!

When: May 1-4,2018

Where: Impact HubSan Francisco

Register to attend: Use code R30_BerkeleyHaas for a 30% discount off registration: http://bit.ly/2EUdw0B

We are only days away from the launch of ReGen18! You won’t want to miss this opportunity. Join us May 1-4 in the heart of theMission District at Impact Hub San Francisco. We will be...   More >

Number Theory and Arithmetic Geometry RTG Workshop

Seminar | April 30 – May 4, 2018 every day | 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | Evans Hall, 1015 and 740

 Max Lieblich, Robert Guralnick and Pham Tiep

 Department of Mathematics

During RRR week (4/30-5/4), the number theory and arithmetic geometry RTG will be holding a workshop. The workshop will have lecture series in the mornings and discussion/problem solving sessions in the afternoons in small groups. Max Lieblich will be giving a lecture series on recent progress on the Tate conjectures, and Robert Guralnick and Pham Tiep will be lecturing about group theory and...   More >

Dissertation Talk: Device Physics and Materials Properties of Two-Dimensional Semiconductors

Presentation | May 1 | 10:30-11:30 a.m. | Cory Hall, Wang Room / 531

 Sujay Desai, UC Berkeley

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Two-dimensional (2D) materials like MoS2 and WSe2 are semiconducting analogues to graphene and consist of atomically-thin layers held together by weak van der Waals (vdW) forces. By way of vdW forces, these ultrathin semiconductors can be mechanically exfoliated down to a monolayer of material (~0.7 nm thick). Monolayer 2D materials have large bandgaps, some of which exhibit direct band gap...   More >

Science and Literacy Playgroup

Meeting | October 31, 2017 – May 15, 2018 every Tuesday with exceptions | 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Youth Alternatives (BYA)

 1255 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94702

 Chancellor's Community Grant, Trybe Inc.

Have fun and meet other families in West and South Berkeley.
For Children ages 05 and their caregivers.
Free, drop-in, snacks, circle time, arts and crafts and science activities.

Blood Drive

Special Event | May 1 | 11 a.m.-6 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, East Pauley Ballroom

 Be Well at Work - Wellness Program

Blood Drives at UC Berkeley are sponsored by the American Red Cross (ARC) to provide much needed blood to hospitals throughout the Bay Area.
Blood Drives at UC Berkeley are held once a month. Appointments to donate are encouraged and walk-ins are always welcome. Drives are held at two locations on all dates from 11am-6pm: MLK- Student Union – East Pauley Ballroom and Red Cross Bloodmobile (at...   More >

Bristol Myers Squibb Lecture in Organic Chemistry: Enantioselective and Remote C–H Activation Reactions

Seminar | May 1 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Jin-Quan Yu, The Scripps Research Institute

 College of Chemistry

The vast majority of directed C–H activation reactions proceed via cyclometallation, in which a strongly coordinating functional group binds to the metal and facilitates cleavage of a proximate C–H bond. These substrates driven reactions become problematic background reactions for developing enantioselective C–H activation reactions. The use of weak coordination from substrates to direct metal...   More >

Impact Investing Practicum Fireside Chat

Seminar | May 1 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | Haas School of Business, N340+344, Chou Hall

 Center for Responsible Business

The new impact investing practicum will present the final recommendations they made to their clients during a fireside chat on Tuesday, May 1st from 11AM - 1PM. Students this year were paired with: SF Foundation, Tin Shed Ventures, CIM, and Cambridge Associates. Please join us to learn more about the great work student teams completed this spring.

Crossing Institutional Boundaries: Health, Agency, and Constraint 

Colloquium | May 1 | 12-1:30 p.m. |  Duster Room

 2420 Bowditch street, Berkeley, CA 94720

 Vicky Gomez, Dr.P.H. candidate in the School of Public Health, and Graduate Fellow, Institute for the Study of Societal Issues, UC Berkeley; Renee Mack , Ph.D. candidate in the School of Social Welfare, and Graduate Fellow, Institute for the Study of Societal Issues, UC Berkeley

 Troy Duster, Chancellor's Professor, Department of Sociology, UC Berkeley, and Emeritus Silver Professor, Department of Sociology, New York University, UC Berkeley

 Institute for the Study of Societal Issues

Vicky Gomez | Digital Storytelling and Colorectal Cancer Screening Intention in a Latino Church Community Setting

Renee Mack | Patient Satisfaction with Mandated Psychiatric Treatment: Commitment, Care, and the Intersection of Criminal Justice and Mental Health

Troy Duster as respondent 

Mindfulness Meditation Group

Meeting | February 20, 2018 – January 5, 2021 every Tuesday | 12:15-1 p.m. | 3110 Tang Center, University Health Services

 Tang Center (University Health Services)

The Mindfulness Meditation Group meets every Tuesday at 12:15-1:00 pm at 3110 Tang Center on campus. All campus-affiliated people are welcome to join us on a drop-in basis, no registration or meditation experience necessary. We start with a short reading on meditation practice, followed by 30 minutes of silent sitting, and end with a brief discussion period.

Development Lunch: "The Impact of Accepting Card Payments on Small Business Profits and Growth" and TBA

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

 Sean Higgins; Samuel Muhula

 Department of Economics

K-POP/M-POP/HIP-HOP--A Korea/Mongolia Mixtape: Youth, Expression, and the New Nationalism in East Asia

Panel Discussion | May 1 | 2-4 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), UC Berkeley Mongolia Initiative, Center for Korean Studies (CKS), Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

A panel of scholars discuss and compare emergent themes in popular culture and politics in Korea and Mongolia, illustrated with clips from music and performance.

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.

Seminar 291, Departmental Seminar: "Narratives, Imperatives, and Moral Reasoning"

Seminar | May 1 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Jean Tirole, TSE

 Department of Economics

Note change in time

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: The Maximal Rank Theorem

Seminar | May 1 | 3:45-5 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Joe Harris, Harvard University

 Department of Mathematics

The Brill-Noether theorem establishes a fundamental link between the classical notion of a curve in projective space, given as the zero locus of polynomials, and the (relatively) modern notion of an abstract curve. Specifically, it tell us when and how a general abstract curve can be embedded in $\mathbf{P^r}$.

But that’s just the opening line of the story: having embedded our abstract curve...   More >

The Strategic Complex: Russia’s Strategic Adjustment under Unipolarity

Lecture | May 1 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Boris Barkanov, Teaching Assistant Professor of Political Science, West Virginia University

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

Russia’s grand strategy has changed significantly in the post-Soviet period, but IR theory cannot fully account for this variation. This research synthesizes insights from the realist and constructivist traditions to explain how domestic discourses of state identity, role, and power mediate anarchical systemic pressures to shape strategic adjustment. These discourses comprise what I call “the...   More >

Young Scholars Research Symposium: A celebration of student excellence

Conference/Symposium | May 1 | 4-6:30 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Rebecca Dharmapalan, Senior: Sociology (major) and Human Rights (minor)

 Adora Svitak, Senior: Development Studies (major) and South Asian Studies (minor)

 Prathyush Parasuraman, Senior: South Asian Studies (major) and Economics (major)

 Raveena Samra, Senior: Anthropology (major) and Creative Writing (minor)

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Office of Undergraduate Research

UC Berkeley student scholarship on cultural, political, and religious norms in South Asia.

K-POP/M-POP/HIP-HOP--A Korea/Mongolia Mixtape Youth, Expression, and the New Nationalism in East Asia

Colloquium | May 1 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Eun-young Jung, Independent Scholar; Franck Bille, UC Berkeley

 Brian Baumann, UC Berkeley

 Peter K. Marsh, Cal State East Bay; Donna Kwon, University of Kentucky; Charlotte D'Evelyn, Loyola Marymount University; Kendra Van Nyhuis, UC Berkeley; Marissa Smith, San Jose State; Stephanie Choi, UC Santa Barbara

 Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS)

A panel of scholars discuss and compare emergent themes in popular culture and politics in Korea and Mongolia.

Bristol-Myers Squibb Seminar in Organic Chemistry: Novel PET radioligands for non-invasive imaging of the PD-1/PD-L1 immune checkpoint pathway

Seminar | May 1 | 4-5 p.m. | 775 Tan Hall

 David Donnelly, Senior Research Investigator, Bristol-Myers Squibb

 College of Chemistry

David J. Donnelly completed his Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry in 2006 from the University of Buffalo with a focus on the synthesis of sulfur, selenium and tellurium containing rhodamine dyes for use in photodynamic therapy. After receiving his Ph.D. he conducted his post-doctoral research with Professor Mike Kilbourn at the University of Michigan, where he worked on the synthesis and design of both...   More >

Seminar 221, Industrial Organization: ​"More than a Penny's Worth: Left-Digit Bias and Firm Pricing"

Seminar | May 1 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Avner Shlain, UC Berkeley

 Department of Economics

The Long Haul: Best Practices for Making Your Digital Project Last

Workshop | May 1 | 4:10-5 p.m. | Doe Library, Doe Library 303

 Stacy Reardon, Library; Rachael Samberg, Scholarly Communication Officer

 Library

You've invested a lot of work in creating a digital project, but how do you ensure it has staying power? We'll look at choices you can make at the beginning of project development to influence sustainability, best practices for documentation and asset management, and how to sunset your project in a way that ensures long-term access for future researchers.

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: Linkage, Curves, and Koszul homology

Seminar | May 1 | 5-6 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Justin Chen, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

We conclude the linkage portion of the student seminar, by completing the proof of the theorem of Lazarsfeld-Rao that general curves of high degree are minimal in their linkage class. Time permitting, we will also discuss how Koszul homology behaves under linkage, including properties like being strongly Cohen-Macaulay or sliding depth.

Baseball vs. BYU

Sport - Intercollegiate - Baseball/Softball | May 1 | 7:05 p.m. |  Evans Field

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Baseball hosts BYU at Evans Diamond.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Cal Alumni Association Online Application Reading - TAAP/KASP Scholarships

Miscellaneous | April 27 – May 9, 2018 every day with exceptions |  Online

 Cal Alumni Association

The Cal Alumni Association invites you to join us in reading and evaluating scholarship applications virtually for The Achievement Award and the Kruttschnitt Aspire Scholarship Programs from April 27th through May 9nd. Our dedicated alumni make these scholarships possible and we thank you for your time!

Virtual application readers will receive all training materials and scholarship...   More >

 https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cal-alumni-association-online-application-reading-2-taapkasp-tickets-43959034656?aff=email1. Register online

Jacobs Spring Design Showcase

Seminar | May 2 – 3, 2018 every day |  Jacobs Hall

 Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation

On Wednesday, May 2, and Thursday, May 3, join the Jacobs Institute for the Jacobs Spring Design Showcase. At this lively open house, you can meet student designers, check out innovations in fields from health to mobility, and celebrate the semester over conversation and refreshments.

Free Wednesday at the Garden

Special Event | January 3 – December 5, 2018 the first Wednesday of the month every month |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Every first Wednesday at the Garden is free admission day.

ReGen18 Conference

Conference/Symposium | May 1 – 4, 2018 every day |  Impact Hub San Francisco

 1885 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

 Center for Responsible Business

Join the Regenerative Movement at ReGen18!

When: May 1-4,2018

Where: Impact HubSan Francisco

Register to attend: Use code R30_BerkeleyHaas for a 30% discount off registration: http://bit.ly/2EUdw0B

We are only days away from the launch of ReGen18! You won’t want to miss this opportunity. Join us May 1-4 in the heart of theMission District at Impact Hub San Francisco. We will be...   More >

Graduate Student Lounge

Miscellaneous | April 25 – December 12, 2018 every Wednesday |  Anthony Hall

 ASUC Student Union

Graduate Students! Take advantage of the Graduate Student Lounge at Anthony Hall. Study, grade papers, meet with other grad students.

 Graduate Students only! However, Anthony Hall can be made available to the entire campus and community for reservations at other times.

Synchro and SimTraffic V10

Special Event | May 2 – 3, 2018 every day | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. | University Hall, Room 28

 Fred Choa, PE, Associate, Fehr & Peers Associates

 Technology Transfer Program

This two-day course provides beginning to intermediate computer lab training in SYNCHRO / SimTraffic10 software and the recently published 2010 Highway Capacity Manual (HCM 2010) for vehicles, pedestrians and bicyclists. Working on a real-world project, students will use SYNCHRO to insert an aerial background, insert / modify roadways, input intersection geometrics, multi-modal traffic volumes...   More >

$395.00 CA Public Agency, $790.00 Standard Fee

  Register online or by calling 510-643-4393, or by emailing registrar-techtransfer@berkeley.edu

Number Theory and Arithmetic Geometry RTG Workshop

Seminar | April 30 – May 4, 2018 every day | 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | Evans Hall, 1015 and 740

 Max Lieblich, Robert Guralnick and Pham Tiep

 Department of Mathematics

During RRR week (4/30-5/4), the number theory and arithmetic geometry RTG will be holding a workshop. The workshop will have lecture series in the mornings and discussion/problem solving sessions in the afternoons in small groups. Max Lieblich will be giving a lecture series on recent progress on the Tate conjectures, and Robert Guralnick and Pham Tiep will be lecturing about group theory and...   More >

Wellness Wednesdays: First Wednesday Yoga Walk

Sport - Recreational | May 2 | 9:30-10:30 a.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Experience the Garden in a whole new way as you reconnect with your body and with nature in this 60-minute yoga walk. Through gentle movements, standing poses, and breathing exercises, we will walk through the Garden paths, pause at vistas and groves, and awaken your senses. This class is open to all bodies and led by Eugenia Park, a yoga instructor-Ayurveda wellness counselor, mediator, and dancer.

$20 / $15 UCBG Member / Free for UC Students, Faculty, and Staff

  Register online

Capstone Showcase: Day 1

Special Event | May 2 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. |  2451 Ridge Road, Shire Hall (Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership)

 Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership

Each Spring, hundreds of attendees convene in Berkeley, CA for two days of social impact innovation. With 13 tracks and 100 capstone teams, see where the future of engineering is headed by uncovering the projects created in collaboration between UC Berkeley faculty, industry partners, and Master of Engineering student leaders.

  Register online

History 101 Circus: Undergraduate Research Showcase

Colloquium | May 2 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 Department of History, Phi Alpha Theta, Chi Chapter

The 101 Circus is the great annual gathering at which undergraduate history majors present their thesis research. Students will give 10-minute presentations on their research before opening the floor for 5-minute Q&A sessions.

The History 101 seminar is designed to guide students through the capstone experience of undergraduate education as a history major: the researching and writing of a...   More >

HSSA Speaker Series Biopolitics and Biopower in Putin's Russia

Lecture | May 2 | 10-11:30 a.m. | 650 Barrows Hall

 Professor Andrey Makarychev, Visiting Professor at Johan Skytte Institute of Political Science, University of Tartu (Estonia)

 Humanities and Social Sciences Association

This online lecture aims at introducing the concept of biopolitics, along with the multifaceted policies and practices this concept entails, into the field of Russian studies. Biopolitics not only brings up the issues of corporeality and sexuality at the top of political agenda; it also contains strong religious components, selective migration policy, and constructs new identities and loyalties...   More >

Dissertation Talk: Printed organic light emitting diodes for biomedical applications

Presentation | May 2 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 490 Cory Hall

 Claire M. Lochner, EECS

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Flexible electronics interface well with the human body, enabling wearable device implementations that were previously limited by the rigid form factors of conventional electronics. This work explores applying printed and flexible organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs) in biomedicine. A proof-of-concept solution-processed organic optoelectronic pulse oximeter is demonstrated, as well as a new OLED...   More >

Cactus and Agave Discovery Station

Special Event | May 2 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Come learn all about cactus and agave at this month's Discovery Station.

Dissertation Talk: Phase-space imaging in computational imaging

Seminar | May 2 | 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, VCL center, 510

 Hsiou-Yuan Liu

 Berkeley Center for Computational Imaging

Computational imaging has open many possibility in the study of imaging; examples are digital refocusing, phase retrieval and diffuser cameras. The optics in use does not necessarily form an image of the target, as done in traditional imaging, but capture essential features for a post-capture computation to reconstruct the image. The design of computational part will also affect how the optics is...   More >

Noon Concert: Gamelan

Performing Arts - Music | May 2 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Fall welcome misc.

 Department of Music

Javanese and Balinese Gamelan music and dance - student ensembles led by Midiyanto, Dewa Putu Berata, and Lisa Gold

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC  

Featuring the Music Department’s varied and diverse performance activities, the Department of Music presents a series of free weekly concerts each semester in Hertz Hall. Inaugurated in 1953, these concerts are very popular and well attended by...   More >

After the Looting

Lecture | May 2 | 12-1 p.m. |  2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Carol Redmount, University of California, Near Eastern Studies

 Archaeological Research Facility

In 2011 and 2012 the archaeological site of El-Hibeh in Middle Egypt was badly looted in the aftermath of the 2011 Egyptian Revolution. Every part of the ancient tell, once a first millennium BCE provincial city, was violated--from above, from below, and from the side. In our 2017 field season we began the process of assessing the damage and figuring out how to proceed in future.

No MVZ Lunch Seminar

Seminar | May 2 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 Grinnell-Miller Library

 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 >

Plant and Microbial Biology Plant Seminar: "Mechanisms for target specificity in transcriptional regulation controlling Arabidopsis anther development"

Seminar | May 2 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall

 Hong Ma, Fudan University and Penn State

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

In the area of functional studies of genes important for plant reproductive development, we focus on molecular basis of meiotic homologous recombination and chromosome condensation and segregation, gene networks controlling anther and pollen development, and regulatory elements ensuring reproductive development in response to environmental changes, such as light, drought and heat.

Hong Ma

An Update on Cardiac ASL-MRI and Brain Tumor DCE-MRI

Seminar | May 2 | 12-1 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Krishna Nayak, University of Southern California

 Bioengineering (BioE)

This talk will summarize two of the translational MRI efforts in my lab. One is the application of arterial spin labeling (ASL) to the human heart. ASL is a non-contrast technique for measuring tissue perfusion, and could be extremely valuable in the assessment of ischemic heart disease, especially high-risk groups such as those with kidney failure. Cardiac ASL-MRI is challenging because of the...   More >

Irvin Ungar on Arthur Szyk: Soldier in Art: Introduction by Shana Penn (Taube Philanthropies)

Lecture | May 2 | 12-1 p.m. |  Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)

 Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

"Arthur Szyk: Soldier in Art" (Giles, 2017) was named the winner of the 2017 National Jewish Book Award, in the category of Visual Arts. This new publication celebrates the diverse aspects of Szyk's career and examines his highly detailed artwork.

Helping Your Loved One to Remain at Home (BEUHS174)

Workshop | May 2 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club

 Caryn Doherty, LCSW, Senior Alternatives

 Be Well at Work - Elder Care

Knowing the resources in advance of a crisis and being prepared to discuss options with an elder, can be invaluable to you and your loved one. This informative workshop, offered by a geriatric care manager, will include a discussion of the challenges you may encounter as you attempt to assist your elder with their wish to remain living safely at home. Resources such as in-home care, care...   More >

  Enroll online

Must-Know Cooking Techniques (BEUHS641): Nutrition Events at Tang

Workshop | May 2 | 12:10-1 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club

 Kim Guess, RD, Wellness Program Dietitian, Be well at Work - Wellness

 Be Well at Work - Wellness

Do you want to gain confidence in the kitchen but don’t have time for culinary school? Learn some of the key cooking techniques that are commonly used in classic recipes. You may even be inspired to create your own recipes! Lecture, brief cooking demonstration, and a sample will be provided.

Scabs: The Social Suppression of Labor Supply

Colloquium | May 2 | 12:10-1:15 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

 Supreet Kaur, Assistant Professor, UC Berkeley Department of Economics

 Institute of Personality and Social Research

A distinguishing feature of the labor market is social interaction among co-workers---providing the ingredients for social norms to develop and constrain behavior. We use a field experiment to test whether social norms against accepting wage cuts distort workers' labor supply during periods of unemployment. We partner with 183 existing employers, who offer jobs to 502 randomly-selected laborers...   More >

Modernizing America's Electricity Infrastructure

Lecture | May 2 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. |  Freight and Salvage Coffeehouse

 2020 Addison St, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)

Mason Willrich will outline a national strategy for modernizing and decarbonizing America's electric infrastructure.

Composition Colloquium - Martin Matalon Bloch Lecture featuring Jennifer Curtis, (International Contemporary Ensemble): Bloch Lecture 2: Music for Instruments and Live Electronics: Traces feat. a performance of Traces VIII for violin and electronics, Dan Flanagan (Eco Ensemble)

Colloquium | May 2 | 1 p.m. |  CNMAT (1750 Arch St.)

 Department of Music

Born in Buenos Aires in 1958, Martin Matalon received his Bachelor degree in Composition from the Boston Conservatory of Music In 1984, and in 1986 his Master’s degree from the Juilliard School of Music. In 1989, having initiated himself in conducting with Jacques-Louis Monod, he founded Music Mobile, a New York-based ensemble devoted to the contemporary repertoire (1989-96).

Among his awards,...   More >

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 >

Distributional symmetries and non commutative independences

Seminar | May 2 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Camille Male, Institut de Mathématiques de Bordeaux

 Department of Statistics

Professor Dan Virgil Voiculescu invented the theory of free probability in order to study abstract objects in operator algebra, the von Neumann algebras of free group. A unexpected and extremely powerful application of his theory is that it allows to predict the eigenvalues distribution of functions of certain independent random matrices. The properties of the limiting non commutative...   More >

Wings of a Serf

Film - Feature | May 2 | 3:10 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Directed by the Belarusian Yuri Tarich, this extraordinary 1926 Soviet silent film set in the sixteenth century was influential in the direction of Eisenstein’s two-part Ivan the Terrible (1944-46).

Reception for "We're Here, We're Queer, We're in the Public Record!": An exhibit of the LGBTQ Movement and Life as Seen through Government Information

Reception | May 2 | 4-6 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Library

 Library

This exhibition showcases selected documents pertaining to LGBTQ history and highlights aspects of LGBTQ life that have been impacted by the actions of federal, state, and local governments.

 The Library attempts to offer programs in accessible, barrier-free settings. If you think you my require disability-related accommodations, please contact margaret.phillips@berkeley.edu, as soon as possible.

Special Seminar: 5-chromatic unit-distance graphs in the plane: initial discovery and subsequent progress

Seminar | May 2 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 3 Evans Hall

 Aubrey de Grey, SENS Research Foundation

 Department of Mathematics

Earlier this year I made the first improvement since 1950 to the bounds of the Hadwiger-Nelson problem, which is to determine the chromatic number of the plane (CNP); the lower bound was previously 4, since there are 4-chromatic unit-distance (UD) graphs in the plane. The improvement to CNP ≥ 5 was achieved by identifying, though not actually defining precisely, a numerical function of UD...   More >

Novel Mechanisms Linking Insulin Resistance to Non-Alcoholic SteatoHepatitis

Seminar | May 2 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 114 Morgan Hall

 Sonia Najjar, Ohio University

 Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology

Berkeley Certificate in Design Innovation Spring 2018 Certificate Ceremony

Special Event | May 2 | 4:30-5:30 p.m. | 310 Jacobs Hall

 Berkeley Certificate in Design Innovation, Arts & Humanities, Letters & Science Division of , College of Environmental Design, College of Engineering, Haas School of Business

Join us for our Second Annual Certificate Ceremony on Wednesday, May 2nd @ 310 Jacobs Hall, 4:30pm to 5:30pm, as we honor our latest cohort of students to receive the Berkeley Certificate in Design Innovation. Come by and celebrate with our students, learn more about the certificate program and chat with members of our academic committee. Refreshments will be served.

Center for Computational Biology Seminar: Dr. Murat Acar, Associate Professor of Molecular Cellular and Developmental Biology, Yale University

Seminar | May 2 | 4:30-5:30 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center

 Center for Computational Biology

Quantitative insights into gene network evolution and aging in the context of a canonical network

Abstract:
Regulation of gene expression in the yeast galactose utilization network has served as a paradigm for eukaryotic transcriptional control for 60 years now. Using the GAL network as an experimental model, we characterized cross-species evolution of this network and how cellular aging...   More >

SERC Gala

Special Event | May 2 | 6-8:30 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Pauley Ballroom

 Student Environmental Resource Center

Join us for the 5th annual SERC Gala!

$5-30

  Buy tickets online

Toastmasters on Campus Club: Learn public speaking

Meeting | July 2, 2014 – December 26, 2018 every Wednesday | 6:15-7:30 p.m. | 3119 Etcheverry Hall

 Toastmasters on Campus

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

Africa and the Diaspora: Short Films

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Tonight’s program mingles short African fiction films with documentary essays from the diaspora. Discover works by Alassane Sy and Mamadou Dia (Senegal), Cedric Ido (Burkina Faso), Lebert Bethune (Jamaica), and Carlos Javier Ortiz (Oakland by way of Chicago).

Mankiller: May's Movie at Moffitt

Film - Documentary | May 2 | 7-9 p.m. | 405 Moffitt Undergraduate Library

 Library

"This is the story of an American hero and legend, one who stands tall amongst the likes of Robert Kennedy, Harriet Tubman, and Martin Luther King, Jr. -- and yet few people know her name. Wilma Mankiller is someone who humbly defied the odds to fight injustice and give a voice to the voiceless. She overcame rampant sexism and personal challenges to emerge as the Cherokee Nation's first female...   More >

 Must have a UCB student ID for entrance.

May Movie at Moffitt

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Jacobs Spring Design Showcase

Seminar | May 2 – 3, 2018 every day |  Jacobs Hall

 Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation

On Wednesday, May 2, and Thursday, May 3, join the Jacobs Institute for the Jacobs Spring Design Showcase. At this lively open house, you can meet student designers, check out innovations in fields from health to mobility, and celebrate the semester over conversation and refreshments.

ReGen18 Conference

Conference/Symposium | May 1 – 4, 2018 every day |  Impact Hub San Francisco

 1885 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

 Center for Responsible Business

Join the Regenerative Movement at ReGen18!

When: May 1-4,2018

Where: Impact HubSan Francisco

Register to attend: Use code R30_BerkeleyHaas for a 30% discount off registration: http://bit.ly/2EUdw0B

We are only days away from the launch of ReGen18! You won’t want to miss this opportunity. Join us May 1-4 in the heart of theMission District at Impact Hub San Francisco. We will be...   More >

Synchro and SimTraffic V10

Special Event | May 2 – 3, 2018 every day | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. | University Hall, Room 28

 Fred Choa, PE, Associate, Fehr & Peers Associates

 Technology Transfer Program

This two-day course provides beginning to intermediate computer lab training in SYNCHRO / SimTraffic10 software and the recently published 2010 Highway Capacity Manual (HCM 2010) for vehicles, pedestrians and bicyclists. Working on a real-world project, students will use SYNCHRO to insert an aerial background, insert / modify roadways, input intersection geometrics, multi-modal traffic volumes...   More >

$395.00 CA Public Agency, $790.00 Standard Fee

  Register online or by calling 510-643-4393, or by emailing registrar-techtransfer@berkeley.edu

CBE Student Symposium

Conference/Symposium | May 3 | 9 a.m.-2 p.m. | 775 Tan Hall

 Graduate Assembly

The 3rd annual CBE Student Symposium showcasing research conducted by students and postdoctoral researchers in the Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering department will be held on May 3rd, 2018. This is a great opportunity to get feedback from people outside your lab and improve your conference presentations.

Number Theory and Arithmetic Geometry RTG Workshop

Seminar | April 30 – May 4, 2018 every day | 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | Evans Hall, 1015 and 740

 Max Lieblich, Robert Guralnick and Pham Tiep

 Department of Mathematics

During RRR week (4/30-5/4), the number theory and arithmetic geometry RTG will be holding a workshop. The workshop will have lecture series in the mornings and discussion/problem solving sessions in the afternoons in small groups. Max Lieblich will be giving a lecture series on recent progress on the Tate conjectures, and Robert Guralnick and Pham Tiep will be lecturing about group theory and...   More >

BIO Express Travel Signature Day

Miscellaneous | May 3 | 10 a.m.-1 p.m. | International House, Great Hall

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Berkeley International Office has set aside this special day for "express" travel signatures just for you! Stop by any time during the hours below to get your documents signed on-the-spot.

Dissertation Talk: Accelerated Single-Scan Multi-Contrast Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Presentation | May 3 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 490 Cory Hall

 Jon Tamir, EECS, UC Berkeley

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Magnetic resonance imaging is a powerful medical imaging modality for visualizing tissue contrast, but its long scan times remain a limitation. In this talk I will present accelerated MRI acquisition and reconstruction techniques that recover multiple images of varying tissue contrast from a single scan, thereby reducing overall exam times.

How to publish a scientific paper

Workshop | May 3 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 405 Moffitt Undergraduate Library

 Elliott Smith, Emerging Technologies and Bioinformatics Librarian, Bioscience Library; Maria Gould, Scholarly Communication and Copyright Librarian, UC Berkeley Library Scholarly Communication Services; Olga Kononova, Postdoctoral fellow, Ceder Research Group, Department of Materials Science and Engineering

 Library

Writing and publishing a scientific paper can be daunting. Come hear a publishing and copyright expert, a postdoc, and a science librarian demystify the process and outline important tips for maximizing impact.

  RSVP online

Envisioning Global Energy Solutions: Renewable Energy for the Future and Making the Power Grid Smart

Panel Discussion | May 3 | 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. |  UCSC Silicon Valley Campus

 3175 Bowers Avenue, Santa Clara, CA 95054

 Ricardo Sanfelice, Associate Professor of Computer Engineering and Director of Cyber-Physical Systems Research Center at UC Santa Cruz; Sue Carter, Professor at the Physics Department at UC Santa Cruz

 CITRIS and the Banatao Institute

Please join us for our launch of the CITRIS Silicon Valley Forum 2018 while we share our innovative, cross-disciplinary research with the broader community. Our third panel of the Spring 2018 series invites Ricardo Sanfelice, Associate Professor of Computer Engineering and Director of Cyber-Physical Systems Research Center at UC Santa Cruz and Sue Carter, Professor at the Physics Department at...   More >

ESPM Seminar Series - Kurt Fausch

Seminar | May 3 | 12-1 p.m. | 132 Mulford Hall

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

Kurt Fausch, Professor Emeritus of Dept. Fish, Wildlife, & Conservation Studies, Colorado State University, shares, "What is essential about reverse for fish and humans? Lessons on connectivity and connections from four decades"

Join us for coffee at 11:30 am in 139 Mulford Hall. Bring your own mug!

This event is open to the public.

Oliver E. Williamson Seminar

Seminar | May 3 | 12-1:30 p.m. | C325 Haas School of Business

 Rob Jensen, UPenn

 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 >

Seminar 271, Development: NO SEMINAR

Seminar | May 3 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Haas School of Business, C330 Cheit Hall | Canceled

 Department of Economics

Lunch Poems: Student Reading

Reading - Literary | May 3 | 12:10-12:50 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Library

Student Reading

 Lunch Poems, Library

A poetry reading by student prize winners.

IB Miller Fellows on Parade

Seminar | May 3 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Cara Brook: "Madagascar fruit bats as reservoirs for emerging zoonotic disease", UCB (Glaunsinger/Boots Labs); Andrew Moeller: "The evolution of the mammalian gut microbiome", UCB (Nachman Lab); Alejandro Rico-Guevara: "Intrasexually selected weapons (ISWs)", UCB (Dudley Lab)

 Department of Integrative Biology

EHS 201 Biosafety in Laboratories

Course | May 3 | 1:30-3:30 p.m. | 115 Energy Biosciences Building

 Office of Environment, Health & Safety

This training is required for anyone who is listed on a Biological Use Authorization (BUA) application form that is reviewed by the Committee for Laboratory and Environmental Biosafety (CLEB). A BUA is required for anyone working with recombinant DNA molecules, human clinical specimens or agents that may infect humans, plants or animals. This safety training will discuss the biosafety risk...   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 >

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.

Seminar 251, Labor Seminar: RRR Week

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

 Center for Labor Economics

Dissertation Talk: Unconventional Low-Power Computing

Seminar | May 3 | 2-3 p.m. | 540AB Cory Hall

 Justin Wong

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

In this talk, I discuss how we can exploit properties that emerge from the collective behavior of constituents at different length scales to reduce power consumption below conventional limits in computing. At the device level, I show how ferroelectric-dielectric coupling ("negative capacitance") can reduce energy consumption below 1/2 CV^2 in capacitors. At the circuit level, high-dimensional...   More >

ESPM Remote Sensing Job Talk Series - Manuela Girotto

Seminar | May 3 | 3-4 p.m. | 103 Mulford Hall

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

Manuela Girotto, Research Scientist, USRA, NASA, shares her talk, "Land Surface Data Assimilation Using Remote Sensing Observations".

Please join us for coffee from 2-3 pm in Mulford Hall. Bring your own mug!

This event is open to the public.

Perturbation and Control of Human Brain Network Dynamics

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

 Dani Bassett, University of Pennsylvania

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Abstract: The human brain is a complex organ characterized by heterogeneous patterns of interconnections. New non-invasive imaging techniques now allow for these patterns to be carefully and comprehensively mapped in individual humans, paving the way for a better understanding of how wiring supports our thought processes. While a large body of work now focuses on descriptive statistics to...   More >

American Cultures Teaching Award and Student Prize Ceremony

Reception | May 3 | 4-6 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Reading Room

 American Cultures

Please join us in celebration of the accomplishments of this year's recipients of the AC Teaching Award and Student Prize. The AC Teaching Award is intended to recognize individual faculty’s exemplary teaching in the American Cultures curriculum. The prize also recognizes student’s work as a standard of excellence in scholarship. Refreshments will be provided.

Anne Monius | Rāma and Sītā in a Śaiva Literary Key?: Rethinking the Literary and Religious Orientation of Kampaṉ’s Irāmāvatāram

Lecture | May 3 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Anne E. Monius, Professor of South Asian Religions at Harvard Divinity School

 Robert Goldman, William and Catherine Magistretti Distinguished Professor of Sanskrit at the Department of South and Southeast Asian Studies at the University of California, Berkeley

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies

A talk by Anne E. Monius, Professor of South Asian Religions at Harvard Divinity School.

Strategic Planning Town Hall

Meeting | May 3 | 5-6 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Office of Chancellor

The campus’ strategic planning process recently hit a milestone with the release of its steering committee’s draft report. This document offers recommendations for key areas of focus and transformation at Berkeley over the course of the next decade.

While significant faculty, staff, student, and alumni feedback went into the development of this draft report, input from an even broader swath of...   More >

VSR Social Mixer

Social Event | May 3 | 6-8 p.m. |  Daily Pint

 1828 Euclid Ave, Berkeley, CA 94709

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

On behalf of the Berkeley International Office, we would like to invite you to attend our Visiting Student Researcher (VSR) Social Mixer! All are welcome so feel free to invite friends,family or new colleagues.

Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

Location: Daily Pint (1828 Euclid Ave, Berkeley)
Date: May 3rd, 2018
Time: 6-8 pm
We look forward to seeing you there!

Event...   More >

Net Impact: Social Impact Alum Mixer

Social Event | May 3 | 6-9:30 p.m. |  SOMA StrEAT Food Park

 428 11th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

 Center for Responsible Business

Calling all Berkeley alums in impact! Net Impact and the Center for Responsible Business are hosting an impact happy hour in San Francisco on Thursday, May 3rd for all Berkeley alums. We are excited for current students and alums to reconnect over drinks, games, and delicious food!

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/haas-impact-alumni-happy-hour-tickets-45259758155

Sawdust and Tinsel

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Åke Grönberg and Harriet Andersson portray turn-of-the-century circus performers in Bergman’s earliest evocation of the theater of humiliation.

Astronomy Night at UC Berkeley

Lecture | May 3 | 7:30-10 p.m. | 131 Campbell Hall

 Department of Astronomy

Come join us at Campbell Hall on the UC Berkeley campus on the first Thursday of every month for a FREE public astronomy lecture and stargazing on the roof with our fleet of telescopes.

When: Thursday, May 3rd
Talk: 7:30pm-8:30pm “Einstein Triumphs: The Magnificent Detection of Gravitational Waves” (Alex Filippenko)
Stargazing: 8:30pm-10:00pm (weather dependent)

Doors to Campbell Hall...   More >