Lecture | October 1 | 6:30 a.m.-8 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
In this talk, Charles Gaines will discuss his early work in systems and numerals to his most recent work with language and representation. This will include a discussion of ways the work rethinks notions of subjectivity and how they are manifested in works of art. Additionally, there will be a discussion about the fine difference between chance and arbitrary judgments on the one hand and... More >
Seminar | October 1 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 489 Minor Hall
Roberto Manduchi, Professor of Computer Engineering, UC Santa Cruz
Reading is a pervasive activity in our daily life. We read text printed on books and documents, shown on directional signs and advertisement, and displayed on computer and smartphone screens. People who are blind can read text using OCR on their smartphone; those with low vision may magnify onscreen content. But these tasks are not always easy. Reading a document with OCR requires taking a... More >
Seminar | October 1 | 12-2 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall
Nicholas Li - "Housing Market Channels of Segregation"
Yotam Shem-Tov - "New Estimates of the Incapacitation and Criminogenic Effects of Prison" (joint work with Evan Rose)
by noon. RSVP online by September 26.
Help focus your mind and foster your creativity. Increase your resiliency and well being. Join Jeffrey Oxendine of the School of Public Health for mindfulness practice.
All experience levels welcome; weekly practice or drop in attendance also welcome. Mondays from noon to 1pm.
Must have campus I.D. (Cal 1 card) for entrance
Seminar | October 1 | 12-1 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall
Thomas McConville, MSRI
A cellular string of a polytope is a sequence of faces of the polytope that are stacked on top of each other in a particular direction. The collection of cellular strings, ordered by refinement, forms a poset that is homotopy equivalent to a sphere. Among the set of strings, the subposet of coherent ones is homeomorphic to a sphere. In this talk, I will give an oriented matroid characterization... More >
Meeting | October 1 | 1-4:30 p.m. | Cory Hall, Room 504
Wondering about the application process or what job opportunities are currently available? Have a question about your resume or what it's like to work at Oracle? Oracle recruiters and engineers are here to answer all your questions.
Snacks and giveaways will be provided.
Workshop | October 1 | 2-3 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall
Do you need to email a professor you've never met before to ask for their help, but you don't know where to start? Have you ever written a long email to a professor, only to receive no response, or not the one you hoped? If so, this workshop is for you! We will discuss how to present yourself professionally over email to faculty and other professionals ... More >
Seminar | October 1 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall
Trevon Logan, Ohio State University
Seminar | October 1 | 2-3 p.m. | 402 LeConte Hall
Dmitry Vaintrob, UC Berkeley
Several deep mathematical and physical results such as Kontsevich's deformation-quantization, Drinfeld's associators, and the Deligne hypothesis are controlled by the vanishing of certain obstruction classes in the theory of differential graded operads. I will talk about a way to obtain such vanishing results, as well as higher-genus analogues, using a weight theory implied by a new motivic point... More >
Northern California Symplectic Geometry Seminar: Lefschetz pencils and their noncommutative counterparts/Dynamics of Hamiltonian pseudo-rotations
Seminar | October 1 | 2:30-5 p.m. | Stanford University Mathematics Department, 384H/383N
Paul Seidel/Basak Gurel, MIT/UCF
See bulletin board for abstracts.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to request or offer a ride for carpools leaving Evans Hall at 1:15 PM.
Differential Geometry Seminar: Existence of infinitely many minimal hypersurfaces in closed manifolds
Seminar | October 1 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall
Antoine Song, Princeton
In the early 80's, Yau conjectured that in any closed $3$-manifold there should be infinitely many minimal surfaces. I will review previous contributions to the question and present a proof of the conjecture, which builds on min-max methods developed by F. C. Marques and A. Neves. A key step is the construction by min-max theory of a sequence of closed minimal surfaces in a manifold N with... More >
Arithmetic Geometry and Number Theory RTG Seminar: Finiteness of Frobenius traces of a de Rham local system
Seminar | October 1 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 784 Evans Hall
Koji Shimizu, UC Berkeley
Pre-talk: For a Galois representation of a number field arising from a smooth projective variety, the Weil conjecture tells that its Frobenius traces are rational numbers. Fontaine and Mazur conjectured that Galois representations satisfying a local condition (de Rham) arise from geometry and hence have a similar finiteness property of Frobenius traces. In the pretalk, I will explain these... More >
Lecture | October 1 | 4-5 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium
Anima Anandkumar, California Institute of Technology
AI at scale requires a perfect storm of data, algorithms and cloud infrastructure. Modern deep learning has relied on large labeled datasets for training. However, such datasets are not easily available in all domains, and are expensive/difficult to collect. By building intelligence into data collection and aggregation, we can drastically reduce data requirements. Additionally, algorithmic and... More >
Seminar | October 1 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall
Seminar | October 1 | 4-5 p.m. | 220 Jacobs Hall
About Design Field Notes:
Each informal talk in this pop-up series brings a design practitioner to a Jacobs Hall teaching studio to share ideas, projects, and practices.
About this talk:
Mike Marzalek (BSEE 1969) gradually lost his hearing over time and twelve years ago got a cochlear implant (CI) .... a bionic ear. At that time Mike was a telecommunications research and development... More >
Seminar 271, Development: "Supply Chain Enforcement of Labor Law: Experimental Evidence from Bangladesh's Apparel Sector"
Seminar | October 1 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall
Laura Boudreau, UC Berkeley, Haas
Seminar | October 1 | 4-5 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall
Alexandra Zidovska, New York University
Analysis and PDE Seminar: Construction of unstable quasi-periodic solutions for a system of coupled NLS equations
Seminar | October 1 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall
Victor Vilaça Da Rocha, (BCAM, MSRI)
The systems of coupled NLS equations occur in some physical problems, in particular in nonlinear optics (coupling between two optical waveguides, pulses or polarized components…). From the mathematical point of view, the coupling effects can lead to truly nonlinear behaviors, such as the beating effect (solutions with Fourier modes exchanging energy) of Grébert, Paturel and Thomann (2013). In... More >
Lecture | October 1 | 6-7:30 p.m. | 125 Morrison Hall
Lauren Cooley, Red Alert Politics Editor at the Washington Examiner
While freedom of speech is upheld legally by the Constitution and the Supreme Court, the First Amendment is on trial in American culture - especially on campus. Join Lauren Cooley, editor at the Washington Examiner, at the Berkeley Forum as she speaks about the need for civil discourse and deep conversations, especially in higher education. In this talk, Lauren Cooley will separate emotion from... More >
Workshop | October 1 | 6-7:30 p.m. | 183 Dwinelle Hall
The Graduate Student Wellness Group and the Sexual Health Education Program are partnering up for three sextastic events this October! Topics include (but are not limited to) consent, healthy relationships, safer sex, STIs/HIV, and accessing birth control! Specifically, we will be addressing what healthy relationships look/don't look like, why STIs are on the rise, how to practice safer sex, and... More >
Lecture | October 1 | 6:30-9 p.m. | UC Berkeley Extension (SF Campus at 160 Spear St.), 608/609
This event is sponsored by Epic. Epic is a mobile wallet and self-checkout app incorporating Computer Vision, Augmented Reality, and Blockchain related technologies.
The UI/UX Design Lead Fireside Chat and Panel includes comments from Minakshi Mukherjee - UX Design Manager, McAfee; former UX Architect at Walmart and Paypal; Carina Ngai - Product Design Lead, Growth & Discovery, Coursera;... More >
Special Event | January 2 – December 4, 2018 the first Tuesday of the month every month | UC 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 Gardens 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.
-Im only in Berkeley for one day from... More >
Abiotic synthetic polymers: functional alternatives to antibodies? Applications for protein stabilization, inhibition of signal transduction and as broad-spectrum antivenom.
Seminar | October 2 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall
Nanoparticles (NPs), when introduced into biological fluids, acquire a corona consisting of physically adsorbed proteins. The composition of the corona is a function of many variables including the chemical composition of the NP, its size, shape and duration of the exposure. We posed the question; can the chemical composition of a synthetic polymer nanoparticle be engineered to control the... More >
Seminar | October 2 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall
Speaker: Dangxing Chen, UC Berkeley
Commercially available factor models provide good predictions of short-horizon (e.g. one day or one week) portfolio volatility, based on estimated portfolio factor loadings and responsive estimates of factor volatility. These predictions are of significant value to certain short-term investors, such as hedge funds. However, they provide limited guidance to long-term investors, such as Defined... More >
Colloquium | October 2 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 170 Wurster Hall
"Lineages of the Global City"
Assistant Professor of Art History, Theory and Criticism, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Tuesday, October 2, 12-1:30pm
Part of the Global Urban Humanities Colloquium The City and Its People, Rhetoric 198-3 / ARCH 198-2, Rhetoric 244A / ARCH 298-2
Designers, policymakers, and social scientists ubiquitously define the... More >
Presentation | October 2 | 12-1 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall
This workshop consists of one-hour informal presentations on topics related to macroeconomics and international finance, broadly defined. The presenters are UC Berkeley PhD students, faculty, and visitors.
** MUST RSVP**
RSVP by emailing email@example.com by September 27.
Presentation | October 2 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building
A panel of undergraduate students who are the first in their families to attend college discuss their experiences and challenges navigating the UC Berkeley College of Engineering. The panel will be moderated by Marvin Lopez, Director, Engineering Student Services.
Lecture | October 2 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)
Samia Huq, Associate Professor at the Department of Economics and Social Science at BRAC University, Dhaka
Raka Ray, Professor of Sociology and South and Southeast Asia Studies, UC Berkeley
A talk by anthropologist Samia Huq.
Meeting | February 20, 2018 – January 5, 2021 every Tuesday | 12:15-1 p.m. | 3110 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.
Special Event | October 2 | 1-4 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Pauley Ballroom
All Cal students, faculty, and staff are invited to the annual Undergraduate Research and Scholarships Fair where one can learn everything there is to know about research opportunities and prestigious scholarship opportunities at UC Berkeley. The event is free & accessible. Dozens of research and scholarship programs will have tables at the fair where you can meet representatives and get information.
Seminar | October 2 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall
Katie Coffman, Harvard Business School
Seminar | October 2 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall
Seminar | October 2 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall
Ian Agol, UC BERKELEY
We'll continue to discuss Thaddeus' proof that the trace of a simple closed curve is a perfect Morse function on the projective SU(2) representation variety of a surface.
Information Session | October 2 | 3:30-4 p.m. | 554 Barrows Hall
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.
Panel Discussion | October 2 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 430 Soda Hall
Information Session | October 2 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall
Study Abroad at the LSE Summer School in Summer 2019! Come to this session to learn more about this UCEAP program and how to apply. Co-hosted by the LSE Summer School and Berkeley Study Abroad.
Seminar | October 2 | 3:45-5:45 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall
Ian Charlesworth, NSF Postdoctoral Fellow UC Berkeley
One may think of an "independence relation" as a prescription for building joint distributions of (non-commutative) random variables, satisfying some nice universality properties. Work of Muraki and of Ben Ghorbal and Schurmann has shown that there are very few such universal independences; even with the fewest required "nice properties", there are no more than five. In this talk I will give an... More >
Seminar | October 2 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall
The negligible spin-orbit coupling in many organic molecules creates opportunities to alter the energy of excited electrons by manipulating their spin. In particular, molecules with a large exchange splitting have garnered interest due to their potential to undergo singlet fission (SF), a process where a molecule in a high-energy spin-singlet state shares its energy with a neighbor, placing both... More >
Lecture | October 2 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)
Vanamala Viswanatha, Visiting Professor, Azim Premji University, Bengaluru
Bharathy Sankara Rajulu, Lecturer, Tamil and Telugu, Department of South and Southast Asian Studies, UC Berkeley
A talk by Vanamala Viswanatha, an award-winning translator, working with Kannada and English and currently a Visiting Professor, Azim Premji University, Bengaluru.
Seminar 221, Industrial Organization: "Intermediation and Vertical Integration in the Market for Surgeons"
Seminar | October 2 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall
Zarek Brot-Goldberg, UC Berkeley
The challenge of big data and data science for the social sciences: Berkeley Distinguished Lectures in Data Science
Lecture | October 2 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 190 Doe Library
The 2005 National Science Foundation workshop report on "Cyberinfrastructure for the Social and Behavioral Sciences" (Fran Berman and Henry Brady) argued that the methods of doing research in the social sciences would be transformed by big data and data science and that the social sciences should be centrally involved in studying the impacts of big data and data science on society. In "The... More >
Reading - Literary | October 2 | 4:30-8 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, 315, Maude Fife
Please join us this coming Tuesday, October 2nd, for two events with Evie Shockley: at 4:30, a talk, Seeing the Writing," for the Mixed Blood Project; and at 6:30, a reading, with our very own Jared Robinson. Both events will be held in the Maude Fife Room.
Evie Shockley was born and raised in Nashville, Tennessee. She earned a BA at Northwestern University, a JD at the University of... More >
Lecture | October 2 | 5 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium
Something extraordinary is happening in Colombia, and Sergio Fajardo has a unique perspective. Sergio has followed a nontraditional path in public life: from mathematician to presidential candidate. He will share his experiences as a public servant, his perspectives on the recent election, and an analysis of Colombia today.
Seminar | October 2 | 5-7 p.m. | 7205 Dwinelle Hall
Arnaldo Marcone, Professor of Roman History, Universitá Roma Tre
Different types of paganism were professed in the 4th century, and equally diverse were the forms taken by the support given to Julian. There were devoted pagans who fasted, practiced sacrifice and divination with great zeal, who took ritual baths and made pilgrimages to the best-known sanctuaries; who were attentive to all divine warnings, dreams, mystical signs, miraculous cures, and to all the... More >
Seminar | October 2 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 30 Stephens Hall
Dr. Marc Schenker, Professor Emeritus, UC Davis School of Medicine; Xavier Morales, Phd, Executive Director, The Praxis Project; Yolanda Park, Program Manager, Environmental Justice Project
Join us for an in depth discussion focused on the intersections between Policy work, Community Organizing, and Research, and their impact on Health and the Latinx community .
Presented by the Latinx and the Environment. Open to all community members!! Food will be provided.
Lecture | October 2 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall
Uwe Lübken, LMU Munich
Current debates about "climate refugees" have triggered interest in the larger connections between environmental change and migration. But what can history contribute to this new field of research? Focusing on historical case studies of environmental migration in general and displacement after natural disasters in particular, Uwe Lübkens talk will highlight the potential of historical research... More >
Information Session | October 2 | 5-7 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, 330, English Department Lounge
Londiwe Gamedze; John James; Jess Laser, Berkeley English; Jesse Cordes Selbin, Berkeley English; Andrew Leong, Assistant Professor, Berkeley English; Eric Falci, Professor, Berkeley English; Dorothy Hale, Professor, Berkeley English
Thinking about applying to graduate school in English? Wondering if this is the right step for you and how to begin? This information session can help. Faculty members and graduate students from the English department offer their advice and answer your questions. All welcome.
Workshop | October 2 | 6-8 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)
Learn to rapidly prototype using TIs MSP432 Launchpad and the Grove Sensor Kit BoosterPack!
Get started with Energia (TIs Arduino-like software), out of the box code libraries, and the TI MSP432 LaunchPad & BoosterPack plug-in modules
-Please bring your laptop with the Pre-work Software downloaded from the registration page:
Workshop | October 2 | 6-7 p.m. | Career Center (2440 Bancroft Way), Gold Room
This session will talk about 1) why networking is important/how it works, 2) who our "people resources" are, 3) common concerns int'l students have about networking, and 4) how to conduct "outreach."
RSVP here: https://berkeley.joinhandshake.com/events/180005
Panel Discussion | October 2 | 6:30-8 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden
Join UC Berkeley Soil Scientists and Pivot Bios microbial scientists at the UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley and expand your knowledge of the soil microbiome.
Free; registration recommended
SOLD OUT - register at the link to be added to the waitlist. Register online
Miscellaneous | April 25 – December 12, 2018 every Wednesday | Anthony Hall
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.
Panel Discussion | October 3 | Richmond Memorial Auditorium, Bermuda Room
2540 Nevin Avenue, Richmond, CA 94804
Food is a basic human right and a major driver of Californias economy. And yet, the current food system produces low wages and hunger, and is a major contributor to climate change and other major environmental issues. Hear your future State Assembly member, Jovanka Beckles or Buffy Wicks, address these important topics at a candidate forum on food in Californias 15th Assembly District. Learn... More >
Sport - Recreational | October 3 | 9:30-10:30 a.m. | UC 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 UCB Students, Staff, and Faculty
Presentation | October 3 | 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | 1104 Berkeley Way West
Professor Hany Farid, School of Information & Depts. Electrical Engineering and Computer Science UC Berkeley.
Professor Farid will describe a series of experiments that measure observers ability to distinguish the photographic from the computer-generated, simple steps that can be taken to improve observer accuracy, and preliminary studies that attempt to determine how observers are performing this task.
Please ask questions in a respectful manner
Special Event | October 3 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden | Canceled
Most plants are rooted in place, which makes dispersing their fruits and seeds particularly important. Discover how plants have adapted to distribute their seeds using wind, water and animals to help the next generation flourish and spread. Meet the hitchhikers, helicopters, parachutes, and boats of the plant world!
Career Fair | October 3 | 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m. | Soda Hall, Freezeway
Join a16z for a Demo Day with Barefoot Networks, Branch, Ciitizen, DeepMap, Descript, Doxel, RapidAPI, Shield.Al, SmartCar, and UnifylD.
This open format gathering will let you connect with portfolio representatives, experience product demos, and have deeper conversations about the companies and their technologies.
Don't forget to bring a copy of your resume!
Lunch will be provided.... More >
Townsend Center's Berkeley Book Chat: Catherine Gallagher: Telling It Like It Wasn’t: The Counterfactual Imagination in History and Fiction
Lecture | October 3 | 12-1 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room
Inventing counterfactual historiessuch as a Europe that never threw off Hitler, or a second term for JFKis a common pastime of modern day historians. Gallagher probes how counterfactual history works and to what ends.
Performing Arts - Music | October 3 | 12 p.m. | Hertz Concert Hall
Soprano Tan Jing (Jacqueline) performs romantic repertoire. Tan is a well-known Chinese pop singer who is trained in the classical Chinese tradition. She is a visiting scholar at the East Asian Studies.
Continuing its 66th season, the Noon Concert series features the Music Departments varied and diverse performance activities. Inaugurated in 1953, these concerts are very popular and well... More >
Plant and Microbial Biology Seminar: "(Re)programming of cell identity and function in the context of chromatin"
Seminar | October 3 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall
Doris Wagner, University of Pennsylvania
Wagner, who earned her Ph.D. at UC Berkeley, is involved in research regarding the transcriptional regulation of developmental transitions and role of chromatin remodeling in development. The Wagner Lab is interested in understanding, at the molecular level, the complex changes that occur when an organism switches developmental programs. Specifically, they investigate the transition from... More >
Lecture | October 3 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Join scholar and collector Alan Templeton and Columbia University Mellon Fellow Grace Harpster for an informative perspective on selected works in Old Masters in a New Light, including Juan de Borgoñas Ecce Homo and BAMPFAs magnificent late fifteenth-century tapestry of the same subject.
Harpster specializes in early modern Italian art as well as the Spanish empire and missionary networks.... More >
Workshop | October 3 | 12-1 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall
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 >
Real Estate Research Seminar: Alex Bartik: "Moving Costs and Worker Adjustment to Changes in Labor Demand: Evidence from Longitudinal Census Data"
Seminar | October 3 | 12-1:30 p.m. | C325 Haas School of Business
Alex Bartik, UIUC
Seminar | October 3 | 12-1 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall
Mary N. Teruel, Stanford University
Mammalian tissue size is maintained by slow replacement of damaged, de-differentiating, and dying cells. For adipocytes, key regulators of glucose and lipid metabolism, the renewal rate is only 10% per year1. Using computational modeling, quantitative mass spectrometry, and single-cell microscopy, we showed that cell-to-cell variability, or noise, in protein abundance acts within a network of... More >
Seminar | October 3 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 VLSB, Grinnell-Miller Library
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 >
Shellfish for the Celestial Empire: A Deep History of the Birth, Collapse, and Future of Abalone Fishing in California
Lecture | October 3 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)
Todd J. Braje, Irvine Chair of Anthropology and Associate Curator, California Academy of Sciences
In the midst of the California Gold Rush, a small group of enterprising Chinese immigrants recognized untapped resources along our states coast. Freed from both human and sea otter predation for decades, coastal California was teeming with abalone stocks and commercial fishing of several species rose to become a multimillion dollar industry. By the late twentieth century, however, overfishing,... More >
Panel Discussion | October 3 | 12-1 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
Inventing counterfactual histories is a common pastime of modern day historians, both amateur and professional. They speculate about an America ruled by Jefferson Davis, a Europe that never threw off Hitler, or a second term for JFK. In Telling It Like It Wasn't (Chicago, 2018), Catherine Gallagher (English) examines how counterfactual history works and to what ends. Beginning in... More >
Colloquium | October 3 | 12:10-1:15 p.m. | 1104 Berkeley Way West
Chris Hopwood, Associate Professor, UC Davis
Although the concept of authenticity has been an enduring interest among philosophers, theorists, and psychological scientists, no consensual definition has been achieved. Points of contrast across theories include whether authenticity is a trait or a state, whether it is general or role-specific, the degree to which it encompasses internal experiences and external behaviors, and the extent to... More >
Reformist Revolutions in Malawi: The Role of Reformed Islamic and Christian Congregations in Rural Malawi
Colloquium | October 3 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall
Laura Goy, Rosberg Geist Scholarship Recipient, Center for African Studies, UC Berkeley
This is one session in the Fall 2018 African Studies Colloquium series.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org... More >
Seminar | October 3 | 2-3 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall
Yusuf Baris Kartal, MIT
In this introductory talk, we will discuss periodic dynamics on (punctured ) 2-torus, its algebraic incarnations, and its relations to dynamics on elliptic curves. In particular, we will give a geometric picture of how this could be used to distinguish total spaces of fibrations over tori/of analytic fibrations over elliptic curves. We will also try to demonstrate the periodic behavior of "flow... More >
Seminar | October 3 | 3-4 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall
Santosh Vempala, Georgia Tech
The concentration of Lipschitz functions around their expectation is a classical topic that continues to be very active. We will discuss some recent progress, including:
1- A tight log-Sobolev inequality for isotropic logconcave densities
2- A unified and improved large deviation inequality for convex bodies
3- An extension of the above to Lipschitz functions (generalizing the Euclidean... More >
Coffee Break is a weekly opportunity for UC Berkeley global students to meet and engage with one another in a relaxing environment. Its a chance to enjoy free coffee, share stories about your experiences on campus, and get to know Berkeley International Office advisors. All UCB students are invited. Students are free to talk about anything, but we'll also have weekly discussion topics to... More >
Film - Feature | October 3 | 3:10-4:40 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Bergman went to a medieval wellspring, a folk song whose simplicity and stark violence he recreated in purely visual terms, for his first collaboration with cinematographer Sven Nykvist. A girl in the bloom of innocent sensuality is raped and murdered. A young boy who has watched his brothers perform the act suffers along with them the terrible revenge of her father (Max von Sydow). Bergmans... More >
Seminar | October 3 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall
Joe Stahl, UC Berkeley
We will discuss the construction of $W\Omega _R^\ast $ and the comparison with the de Rham complex.
ERG Colloquium: Patrick Gonzalez: Anthropogenic Climate Change Severely Exposes United States National Parks
Colloquium | October 3 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 126 Barrows Hall
Anthropogenic Climate Change Severely Exposes United States National Parks, Associate Adjunct Professor, Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management, University of California, Berkeley
Anthropogenic climate change is altering ecological and human systems globally, including in United States national parks, which conserve unique biodiversity. Yet, the magnitude and spatial patterns of climate change across all 417 parks have been unknown.
Colloquium | October 3 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall
Moon Jeong Park, Pohang University of Science and Technology
Over the past decades, polymers with tethered ionic groups have been widely investigated as components of electrochemical devices to address the growing demand for clean energy. Despite steadfast efforts to these materials, quantitative understanding of the factors governing the transport properties of these materials is in its infancy. In this talk, I will present the controlled synthesis,... More >
Seminar | October 3 | 4-5 p.m. | 3 Evans Hall
Yusuf Baris Kartal, MIT
One can construct the open symplectic mapping torus \(T_\phi \) for a given a Weinstein manifold \(M\) and a compactly supported symplectomorphism \(\phi \). Its contact boundary is independent of \(\phi \) and is equal to contact boundary of \(T_0\times M\) where \(T_0\) is the torus with a small ball removed. In this talk, we will outline a method to distinguish the fillings \(T_\phi \) and... More >
Seminar | October 3 | 4-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall
Dima Galakhov, UC Berkeley
We propose a categorification of link invariants in Euclidean 3d space associated to a semi-simple Lie algebra, based on category of A-branes in finite dimensional Landau-Ginzburg (LG) models. The category of A-branes in such abstract LG model was constructed recently by Gaiotto, Moore and Witten; its mathematical counterpart is a version of Fukaya-Seidel category. The specific Landau-Ginzburg... More >
Colloquium | October 3 | 4-5:15 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium
Silvio Micali, Ford Professor of Engineering, M.I.T
We show how Theory of Computation has revolutionized our millenary notion of a proof, revealing its unexpected applications to our new digital world. In particular, we shall demonstrate how interaction can make proofs much easier to verify, dramatically limit the amount of knowledge released, and yield the most secure identification schemes to date.
Seminar 281: International Trade and Finance - The Origins of Firm Heterogeneity: A Production Network Approach: Joint with Stanford
Seminar | October 3 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Stanford University - Landau Economics Building, Room # 351 | Note change in time and location
579 Serra Mall, Stanford, CA 94305
Seminar | October 3 | 4-5 p.m. | 114 Morgan Hall
Jonathan Long, Stanford
Information Session | October 3 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 5 Haviland Hall
Sara McCarthy, Graduate Admissions Advisor, School of Social Welfare; Cassandra Castillo, Student Services Advisor, School of Social Welfare
These group admissions advising sessions are designed to provide an overview of the admissions process and degree requirements of the MSW program. All MSW Admissions Information Sessions are held in the School of Social Welfare, located in Haviland Hall (Room 5).
Seminar | October 3 | 4-5 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall
Kristian Lum, Human Rights Data Analysis Group
An accurate understanding of the magnitude and dynamics of casualties during a conflict is important for a variety of reasons, including historical memory, retrospective policy analysis, and assigning culpability for human rights violations. However, during times of conflict and their aftermath, collecting a complete or representative sample of casualties can be difficult if not impossible. One... More >
Lecture | October 3 | 4:10 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium
Eugenie Scott will present the Hitchcock lectures on October 3 and 4, 2018. The second lecture is titled "Evolution and Creationism as Science and Myth" and is free and open to the public. No tickets are required.
Center for Computational Biology Seminar: Dr. Quaid Morris, Professor, Donnelly Centre for Cellular and Biomolecular Research, University of Toronto
Seminar | October 3 | 4:30-5:30 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition
Title: Making sense of the noise in cancer data
Presentation | October 3 | 5:30-7 p.m. | 220 Stephens Hall
Douglas Biow, Superior Oil Company-Linward Shivers Centennial Professor in Medieval and Renaissance Studies, UT Austin; Henrike Christiane Lange, Assistant Professor, Italian Studies and History of Art, UC Berkeley
In conversation with Professor Henrike Lange (UC Berkeley, Italian Studies / History of Art), Professor Douglas Biow (UT Austin) will present his new book Vasari's Words: The 'Lives of the Artists' as a History of Ideas in the Italian Renaissance (forthcoming September 2018 from Cambridge University Press). In this new study of Giorgio Vasari's seminal text, Biow connects five key words to the... More >
Lecture | October 3 | 6-7:30 p.m. | TBA
Ankit Mahadevia, Spero Therapeutics
Ankit Mahadevia, MD is CEO of Spero Therapeutics, a company that is dedicated to bring novel, life improving therapies to patients suffering from multidrug-resistant infections. He will discuss topics that are unique to the antibiotic field and the importance of bringing new therapies to patients while also speaking to the lessons learned from taking companies from development stage to the public... More >
Information Session | October 3 | 6-8 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)
Roblox is coming to UC Berkeley! Join us to learn more about Roblox, summer internship opportunities, and meet members of the Roblox team! Snacks and refreshments will be provided.
We're also raffling away great prizes:
- Bose Quiet Comfort Noise Cancelling Wireless Headphones
- Anker Soundcore Bluetooth Speakers
- $100 Visa Gift Cards
For questions, email email@example.com.... More >
Meeting | January 14, 2015 – December 18, 2019 every Wednesday | 6:15-7:30 p.m. | 3119 Etcheverry Hall
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.
Lecture | October 3 | 6:30-8 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall
WED, OCT 3, 6:30pm. Please join us for a talk about the queer and trans* legacy of the work of Gordon Matta-Clark and the concept of anarchitecture to contemporary queer and trans* projects, aesthetic and activist. Open to all!
Film - Feature | October 3 | 7-8:15 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
A gender-obliterating funfest unleashed by the cantankerous cross-dressing Cockettes, the legendary Luminous Procuress brazenly recounts the mystical passage of two lissome hippie lads who enter a strange mansion where a magic potion promises glimpses of a transformational realm. Led by the mystical Procuress (the ever-sculptural Pandora), the two naïfs are privy to a delirious vision of... More >
Film - Documentary | October 3 | 7-9 p.m. | 405 Moffitt Undergraduate Library
Movies @ Moffitt is the student-to-student monthly documentary spotlight and viewing. M@M is free.
What's it about?...
An immersive and enthralling journey through the Sonoran Desert on the U.S.-Mexico border, EL MAR LA MAR weaves together harrowing oral histories from the area with hand-processed 16mm images of flora, fauna and items left behind by travelers. Subjects speak of intense,... More >
Must have a UCB student ID for entrance.
Film - Feature | October 3 | 7 p.m. | Kroeber Hall, 160 (Location to be confirmed. Please check clas.berkeley.edu for details)
Zama, an officer of the Spanish Crown born in colonial South America, hopes for a letter from the King granting him a transfer from the town where he is stagnating to a better place. As he waits, he is forced to submissively accept every task entrusted to him by a succession of Governors. When Zama realizes everything is lost, he joins a party of soldiers to pursue a dangerous bandit.