<< November 2018 >>

Thursday, November 1, 2018

On Routes of Slavery: The African Cultural Diaspora with Ahmad Sikainga

Lecture | November 1 |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Arts + Design

In collaboration with Cal Performances and the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society, this lecture, presented by Ahmad Sikainga, will discuss the African Diaspora in relation to the performance The Routes of Slavery (1444–1888). Currently at the Department of History at the Ohio State University, Sikainga’s academic interests embrace the study of Africa, the African Diaspora, and the...   More >

3rd i's 16th Annual SF Int'l South Asian Film Festival

Film - Series | November 1 – 17, 2018 every day with exceptions |  Screenings at different locations: November 1-4 (San Francisco) November 17 (Palo Alto)

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

The Subir & Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies and the Institute for South Asia Studies at UC Berkeley cosponsor 3rd i's 15th Annual SF International South Asian Film Festival. (November 1-4 and November 17, 2018).

Talking with the Trees: John Muir’s Nature Spirituality

Lecture | November 1 | 10-11:30 a.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden, and the Center for the Arts & Religion, Graduate Theological Union

The iconic hero of the wilderness, John Muir, held an ecstatic relationship to trees. While Muir’s writings about trees helped lay the foundations for federal laws that aimed to protect wilderness forests as national treasures, they also index Muir’s deeply religious response to trees as living, sentient beings. This talk explores Muir’s nature spirituality that endowed trees with a kind of...   More >

Free with Garden admission ($12); Free for UCBG members, GTU and UC Berkeley students, staff, and faculty

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Applied Math Seminar: Rethinking Generalization and Robustness in Neural Networks: Breiman’s Dilemma and Huber’s Model

Seminar | November 1 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 732 Evans Hall

 Yuan Yao, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

 Department of Mathematics

We approach the following two fundamental problems in deep learning: (a) how can over-parameterized models generalize well in neural networks? (b) how does deep learning achieve the robustness against adversarial samples?

For problem (a), Max-Margin has been an important strategy since perceptrons in machine learning for the purpose of boosting the robustness of classifiers toward a good...   More >

Real Estate/Finance joint seminar

Seminar | November 1 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | C210 Haas School of Business

 Xavier Giroud, Columbia Business School

 Fisher Center for Real Estate & Urban Economics

Xavier Giroud: Firms' Internal Networks and Local Economic Shocks

Econ 235, Financial Economics Seminar: "Firms' Internal Networks and Local Economic Shock"

Seminar | November 1 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | C210 Haas School of Business

 Xavier Giroud, Columbia Business School

 Department of Economics

Joint with the Haas Finance Seminar

Seminar 271, Development: "Incentivizing Behavioral Change: The Role of Time Preferences"

Seminar | November 1 | 12-1:30 p.m. | C330 Haas School of Business

 Rebecca Dizon-Ross, University of Chicago

 Department of Economics

Oliver E. Williamson Seminar: "Incentivizing Behavioral Change: The Role of Time Preferences"

Seminar | November 1 | 12-1:30 p.m. | C330 Haas School of Business

 Rebecca Dizon-Ross, Booth

 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 >

Maresi Nerad on Are they converging? Doctoral Education Worldwide: Trends and Future Challenges

Seminar | November 1 | 12-1 p.m. | 768 Evans Hall

 Maresi Nerad

 Center for Studies in Higher Education

Join us for a discussion on doctoral education worldwide by Maresi Nerad.

Lunch Poems: Tyehimba Jess

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

 Lunch Poems

Lunch Poems presents Tyehimba Jess.

IB Graduate Students on Parade

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

 Ana Lyons (Williams Lab): “Role of the Aquaporin gene family in conferring tolerance to multiple environmental stressors in tardigrades", UCB; Alexander Stubbs (McGuire Lab): "Sound attributed to “sonic attacks” on U.S. diplomats in Cuba spectrally matches an echoing cricket call", UCB; Kate Wilsterman (Bentley Lab): "A test of the energy limitation hypothesis in female zebra finches", UCB

 Department of Integrative Biology

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 >

How to Email a Professor to Get a Positive Response: Workshop

Workshop | November 1 | 2-3 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

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

 Office of Undergraduate Research

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 >

Information Storage in Memory Engrams

Seminar | November 1 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

 Tomas Ryan, Trinity College Dublin, School of Biochemistry and Immunology,

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Counter-memory and Justice in Armed Conflicts

Lecture | November 1 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 691 Barrows Hall

 Center for Race and Gender

Angana P. Chatterji, Political Conflict, Gender and People’s Rights Project and Visiting Research Anthropologist, Center for Race & Gender

Mariane C. Ferme, Professor of Anthropology and African Studies, Curator of African Ethnology at the Hearst Museum of Anthropology

Becoming More Productive: Workflow Strategies for Graduate Students

Workshop | November 1 | 4-5 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 2101, Bioscience Library Training Room

 Library

In this workshop, graduate students from the Life and Health Sciences will present a range of strategies and tools for gathering, organizing, and synthesizing all your information and data for your research and teaching. Come learn to be more productive!

  Register online

Becoming More Productive: Workflow Strategies for Graduate Students

Workshop | November 1 | 4-5 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 2101, Bioscience Library Training Room

 Library

In this workshop, graduate students from the Life and Health Sciences will present a range of strategies and tools for gathering, organizing, and synthesizing all your information and data for your research and teaching. Come learn to be more productive!

  Register online

Dangerous Research: Reflections on fieldwork in an insecure context, eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo

Colloquium | November 1 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 2538 Channing (Inst. for the Study of Societal Issues), Wildavsky Conference Roomt

 Ann A. Laudati, Ciriacy-Wanthrup Research Fellow, Department of Geography, UC Berkeley

 Center for Ethnographic Research, Center for African Studies

Drawing on over 16 months of qualitative fieldwork in the Democratic Republic of Congo, this talk aims to re-center discussions of “doing dangerous fieldwork”. It considers not only methodology as a practical consideration, but also the fact that who we are, how we are seen, with whom we interact and how we respond matter and, ultimately, play a considerable role in shaping the field.

AHMA Colloquium - The Preservation of Disability

Lecture | November 1 | 4-5:15 p.m. | 7205 Dwinelle Hall

 David Gissen, California College of the Arts

 Ancient History and Mediterranean Archaeology, Graduate Group in

This paper is part of a larger lecture series entitled "Digital Humanities and the Ancient World." The events are co-sponsored by the AHMA Colloquium and the Townsend Center for the Humanities.

Jorde Symposium: James Forman, Jr.: Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America

Lecture | November 1 | 4 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, Booth Auditorium

 Devon Carbado, UCLA School of Law

 James Forman, Jr., Yale Law School; L. Song Richardson, UCI Law School; David Sklansky, Stanford Law School

 Ms.

The 2018 Jorde Symposium will feature Pulitzer Prize winner James Forman, Jr., Professor of Law at Yale Law School speaking about his book "Locking Up Our Own: Crime & Punishment in Black America." The lecture features comments by Devon Carbado of UCLA Law, L. Song Richardson of UC Irvine Law and David Sklansky of Stanford Law School. Book sales will follow the lecture

The Nicaraguan Crisis and the Battle over History

Lecture | November 1 | 4-5:30 p.m. |  2334 Bowditch (Center for Latin American Studies)

 Myrna Santiago, UC Berkeley

 Center for Latin American Studies

Professor Myrna Santiago argues that the crisis in Nicaragua is not only a conflict over the fate of the Ortega-Murillo presidency, but also over the memory of the Sandinista Revolution and the country's political history. Nicaraguans’ perspectives on the presidential couple depends, at heart, on how they interpret the history and legacy of the Sandinista Revolution. In the process, various...   More >

Men outside the Museo de la Revolución in Léon, Nicaragua. (Photo by Alexander Schimmick.)

Mathematics Department Colloquium: Riemann-Hilbert correspondence and Fukaya category

Colloquium | November 1 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Tatsuki Kuwagaki, IPMU

 Department of Mathematics

Riemann-Hilbert correspondence translates differential equations into some topological data. For irregular singularities, the topological data is called Stokes structures. Some years ago, D'Agnolo-Kashiwara proposed a formalism treating all the Stokes structures simultaneously and proved Riemann-Hilbert correspondence for irregular singularities. In this talk, I will talk about a modified version...   More >

Milton and the Problem of Belief

Colloquium | November 1 | 5-7 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, 330, English Department Lounge

 Victoria Kahn, Professor, Berkeley English

 Department of English, Medieval and Early Modern Colloquium

Please join the Medieval and Early Modern Colloquium for a discussion of 'Milton and the Problem of Belief' with Professor Victoria Kahn. The chapter will be pre-circulated and is from Professor Kahn's upcoming book The Trouble with Literature.

To avoid a scheduling conflict next week, this event will take place on Thursday November 1st at 5 PM in Room 330. Snacks and light refreshments will...   More >

Daniel M. Kammen | The Clean Energy Transition in Bangladesh - Local and Global Impacts and Opportunities: The Chowdhury Center Distinguished Lecture for 2018

Lecture | November 1 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room) | Note change in location

 Daniel M. Kammen, Director of Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory (RAEL); Professor in the Energy and Resources Group (ERG); and Professor of Public Policy at the Goldman School of Public Policy

 Isha Ray, Associate Professor at the Energy and Resources Group and Co-Director of the Berkeley Water Center at University of California, Berkeley

 The Subir & Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies, Institute for South Asia Studies, Energy and Resources Group

A lecture by Distinguished Professor of Energy and Chair of the Energy and Resources Group at the University of California, Berkeley and a former Science Envoy for the State Department, Prof. Daniel M. Kammen.

The Wonder of the World: Merleau-Ponty, Cezanne, and the meaning of painting

Lecture | November 1 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, Library of French Thought, 4229 Dwinelle

 William D. Adams, Senior Fellow, The Andrew W. Mellon Foundationhttps://mellon.org/

 Department of French

William D. Adams is a Senior Fellow at the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and a former Chair of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Victoria Bergstrom, of the French Department, will be his respondent.

New Volunteer Information Session

Information Session | November 1 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Perry Hall

 Botanical Garden

Join us for an information session about the volunteer programs at UCBG. Find out what the opportunities are, fulfill the required safety training, and learn how to get started.

We ask that volunteers meet the following requirements:
- be over the age of 18 or volunteer with an adult guardian
- are able to volunteer at least once a month for a minimum of 2 hours
-are already or can become...   More >

  Register online

UROC (Underrepresented Researchers of Color): Finding a mentor

Workshop | November 1 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | 14 Durant Hall

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Come hear from students to see how they found mentors to support them through their research process.

QT Self Defense: Intro to Self Defense for LGBTQ+ Students

Workshop | November 1 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | César E. Chávez Student Center, Gender Equity Resource Center

 Gender Equity Resource Center

This workshop is a 2 hour introductory self defense class for LGBTQ+ students. The class covers physical defenses in addition to discussions on topics such as boundary setting and healthy relationships.

Food Systems Career Panel

Panel Discussion | November 1 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. |  Alumni House

 Berkeley Food Institute, Student Environmental Resource Center, Food@Haas, Berkeley Student Food Collective, Food and Agricultural Policy Group, Food Science and Tech at Cal, Cal Dining Sustainability Team

Come network with local leaders from across the food and agriculture sector. Speakers will share stories of how they built their job paths and offer insights into current trends in the field. The event will consist of a panel followed by a reception with ample time for networking—with refreshments from an innovative food business of course!

  Register online

What to Expect When Expecting Grad School: L&S Workshop Series Ursa Major

Workshop | November 1 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

Graduate Mentors, College of L&S

 College of Letters & Science, L&S Graduate Mentors

A workshop on thinking about and planning for graduate school.

CEDSOC General Meeting 2: Diversity Campaign

Meeting | November 1 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | 170 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design Students of Color

Join CEDSOC for our second general meeting of the semester, where we will be discussing strategies for the Diversity Campaign.

Gold Country: Preserving your Family History

Social Event | November 1 | 5:30-9:30 p.m. |  Holbrooke Hotel

 212 W Main St., Grass Valley, CA 95945

 Cal Alumni Association, Gold Country Cal Alumni Association

Human Rights and Victories Over Impunity and Corruption: A conversation with human rights defenders Nadiezhda Henríquez Chacín, Helen Mack Chang, and Berta Zúñiga Cáceres

Presentation | November 1 | 5:30-7 p.m. | 105 Boalt Hall, School of Law

 Law, Boalt School of

Throughout Latin America, governments have used violence to eliminate opponents of their political, economic, and social agendas. The speakers are clinic partners and family members of victims murdered for their human rights activism. The panelists will speak about their struggles against impunity, the relationship between legal and social justice, and the future of the human rights movement.

  Make reservations online by October 31.

Interdisciplinary Marxist Working Group

Meeting | September 20 – December 13, 2018 every other Thursday | 6-8 p.m. | 306 Wheeler Hall

 Department of English

Please join us for this semester's first meeting of the IMWG on Thursday, Sept 6 from 6-8pm in the Wheeler English lounge. We will be continuing with where we left off last semester in Capital, with plans to finish volume 1 by early October.

No prior knowledge of Capital or Marx is required, and everyone is welcome. I'm attaching a rough schedule, as our readings after Capital vol 1 will...   More >

Insider’s View of the Faculty Search

Workshop | November 1 | 6-7:15 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 QB3 - California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences

Anyone pursing a faculty career should understand the conventions of the academic job market. In this panel program, faculty will share their experiences with hiring committees, and discuss what candidates should know to better navigate the hiring process. Find out how positions are advertised, applications are sorted, and candidates are selected through screening and on-campus interviews....   More >

Immigration, Imprisonment and Deportation: Movie Night at the IGS Library

Film - Series | November 1 | 6 p.m. | 109 Moses Hall

 Institute of Governmental Studies, Institute of Governmental Studies

 Institute of Governmental Studies

Join us for popcorn and movies to help us celebrate our new library exhibit: "Immigration, Deportation & Citizenship, 1908-2018"! Featuring four videos from Brave New Films’ Immigrant Prisons Series: Immigrant Prisons, Immigrants for Sale, No More Detention: Free Pastor Noe, and Trauma at the Border.

The IGS Library exhibit "Immigration, Deportation & Citizenship, 1908-2018" contains items...   More >

CSSL Speaker Series: Why some social startups succeed and others fail

Special Event | November 1 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Haas School of Business, Wells Fargo Room

 Kathleen Kelly Janus

 Center for Social Sector Leadership

Want to know how to make a difference? Why do some social startups succeed and others fail? Come hear Kathleen Kelly Janus discuss the five essential strategies to make a social impact. Over the past five years, Kathleen has been on a mission to understand why some social startups succeed and scale, while others don’t. She interviewed hundreds of top-performing social entrepreneurs from...   More >

Astronomy Night at UC Berkeley

Lecture | November 1 | 6:30-9:30 p.m. | 131 Campbell Hall

 Dan Werthimer, UC Berkeley

 Department of Astronomy

The final UC Berkeley Astronomy Night of the 2018 season features a talk by Dan Werthimer, the Marilyn and Watson Alberts SETI Chair and chief scientist of the Berkeley SETI Research Center, on the search for extraterrestrial life with SETI@home.

As always, come join us at Campbell Hall on the UC Berkeley campus on the first Thursday of every month for a FREE night of astronomy and stargazing...   More >

Searching for Dark Matter

Lecture | November 1 | 6:30-7:30 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Matt Pyle, Department of Physics

 Science@Cal

What is dark matter? For decades, firm astronomical evidence from observations of stars and galaxies has indicated that most of the matter in the universe cannot be seen directly in telescopes. Instead, this matter must be observed indirectly through its gravitational pull on the objects that we can see. This is how the term “dark matter” was coined…But how do we search for something we can’t...   More >

Evidence for dark matter in the Bullet Cluster

Senso

Film - Feature | November 1 | 7-9 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Visconti’s first costume drama abandons his earlier neorealist style for a lush, near-operatic account of love and betrayal during the 1860s Italian resistance to Austrian rule. The film’s masterful opening sequence introduces its themes: patriotism and doomed love, mirrored to a swooning aria, as a performance of a Verdi opera triggers the audience to chant anti-Austrian slogans, and brings...   More >

Pierre-Laurent Aimard and Tamara Stefanovich, pianos

Performing Arts - Music | November 1 | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Pierre-Laurent Aimard and Tamara Stefanovich, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

Program:
Bartók/Seven pieces from Mikrokosmos Ravel/Sites auriculaires
Harrison Birtwistle/Keyboard Engine, construction for two pianos (Cal Performances Co-commission)
Messiaen/Visions de l'Amen

$68-86 (prices subject to change)

  Tickets go on sale August 7. Buy tickets online or by calling 5106429988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Pianists Pierre-Laurent Aimard and Tamara Stefanovich perform Thursday, November 1, 2018 in Zellerbach Hall.

Friday, November 2, 2018

3rd i's 16th Annual SF Int'l South Asian Film Festival

Film - Series | November 1 – 17, 2018 every day with exceptions |  Screenings at different locations: November 1-4 (San Francisco) November 17 (Palo Alto)

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

The Subir & Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies and the Institute for South Asia Studies at UC Berkeley cosponsor 3rd i's 15th Annual SF International South Asian Film Festival. (November 1-4 and November 17, 2018).

Conversations Around Community College Research in California

Special Event | November 2 | 10-11:30 a.m. | Berkeley Way West, First floor, room 1102

 Graduate School of Education

This special event will have two guest speakers:

Nadia Leal-Carillo - State Program and Policy Director
Success Center Foundation for California Community Colleges

Stacy B. Fisher - Senior Director of Policy. Development Success
Center Foundation for California Community Colleges

Free Admission. Please email Professor Tolani Britton, tabritton@berkeley.edu, for additional...   More >

Essig Brunch: Nick Booster

Seminar | November 2 | 10-11 a.m. | 1101 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Entomology, Essig Museum of

This weeks theme focuses on “Not feeling well? Maybe don’t eat your kids: a search for the putative etiologic agent of increased egg cannibalism in the beneficial insect Geocoris pallens.”

Essig Brunch is a weekly seminar series focused on arthropod science (insects, spiders, scorpions, etc.) hosted by the Entomology Students Organization.

A World Alight: Tools of Illumination

Panel Discussion | November 2 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 242 César E. Chávez Student Center

 Alison Post, Associate Professor, Political Science and Global Metropolitan Studies; Damon Young, Assistant Professor, French and Film & Media; Grace Lavery, Assistant Professor, English; Hertha Sweet Wong, Professor, English; Kathleen Donegan, Associate Professor, English; Lok Siu, Associate Professor, Ethnic Studies and Asian American & Asian Diaspora Studies

 Student Learning Center (SLC) Writing Program

In celebration of Berkeley’s 150th birthday and in the spirit of Fiat Lux, this faculty panel discusses the role of writing in bringing new knowledge to light. Panelists will share the writing practices and tools they use to shape academic discourse and create meaningful scholarship.

  RSVP online

Higher Education Researchers Workgroup

Meeting | September 7 – December 7, 2018 the first Friday of the month every month | 12-1:30 p.m. | Evans Hall, 766/768 CSHE Conference Room

 Center for Studies in Higher Education

The goal of this new group is to bring together qualitative and quantitative higher education researchers working on issues at Berkeley, the University of California, the State of California or elsewhere for the mutual exchange of knowledge, ideas and issues through:
Acquainting one another with their respective research
Discussing research strategies, data base use and data issues
Engaging...   More >

  RSVP by emailing Anne Maclachlan at maclach@berkeley.edu

ESPM Seminar: Using Behavioral Ecology in Wildlife Management

Seminar | November 2 | 12-1 p.m. | 103 Mulford Hall

 Julie Young, Professor, Utah State University

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

Julie Young, Assoc. professor at Utah State University will speak on using behavioral ecology in wildlife management.

Labor Lunch: Outside Options, Bargaining and Wages: Evidence from Coworker Networks

Seminar | November 2 | 12-1 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Sydnee Caldwell, MIT

 Center for Labor Economics

You are welcome to bring your lunch ~ food will not be provided

When Capitalism Changes Direction: Political Engagements with our Invested Selves

Seminar | November 2 | 12-2 p.m. | 220 Stephens Hall

 Michel Feher, Philosopher; Editor, Near Futures (Zone Books); President, Cette France-là

 The Program in Critical Theory

Throughout capitalism’s golden age, corporations identified success with sustained profitability, national governments obsessed about economic growth, and private citizens were expected to pursue their own interests, whether they perceived such a pursuit as an individual matter or the cement of class solidarity. With the ascendancy of financial institutions, however, a new order of priorities has...   More >

2018 Midterm Election: Blue Wave or Red Wall? A Pre-Election Panel Discussion

Panel Discussion | November 2 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Barrows Hall, 820, Social Science Matrix

 Mark DiCamillo, Director, Berkeley IGS Poll; Samantha Luks, Managing Director, Scientific Research, San Francisco, YouGov; Eric McGhee, Research Fellow, Public Policy Institute of California; Laura Stoker, Associate Professor of Political Science, UC Berkeley

 Jack Citrin, Professor of Political Science, UC Berkeley

 Institute for the Study of Societal Issues, Citrin Center for Public Opinion Research, Social Science Matrix, Public Law and Policy Center

Blue Wave or Red Wall? Join a pre-election panel discussion on the 2018 Midterm Election.

Pathways to deep decarbonization in the US: Environmental Engineering Seminar

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

 Dr. Jim Williams, Professor, University of San Francisco

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

Dancing for Fun and Fitness (BEUHS605)

Workshop | November 2 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 251 Hearst Gymnasium

 Nadia Qabazard

 Be Well at Work - Wellness

Fit some fun and fitness into your day with these free, beginner dance classes. Zumba will be 9/7, Salsa will be 10/19, Hula / Polynesian will be11/2, and Zumba / Salsa will be 12/7. No partner required. Comfortable clothing and athletic shoes recommended.

  Register online

Diesel Emissions, Pollution, and Health Outcomes

Seminar | November 2 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | 248 Giannini Hall

 Hannes Schwandt, Northwestern University/Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR)

 Agricultural & Resource Economics

Strategies for Faculty Early Career Awards

Information Session | November 2 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 177 Stanley Hall

 Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research , Foundation Relations and Corporate Philanthropy

Come learn about early career awards for faculty members---what they are, what they can be used for, and how to incorporate them into your strategic plan. This session will include a panel discussion with faculty members who have received early career awards.

  Register online or or by emailing evwhitney@berkeley.edu

Managing Compute at Google Scale

Seminar | November 2 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, 430 (Woz)

 Steven Hand, Google

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Google deploys and operates a huge amount of computing capacity around the globe. In this talk I will provide an overview of Borg, the cluster management system used coordinate this work, discuss the challenges introduced due to new hardware and software systems, and look to future needs and capabilities.

Talk featuring composer/performer/improviser Tyshawn Sorey

Lecture | November 2 | 12:30-2 p.m. |  CNMAT (1750 Arch St.)

 Center for New Music and Audio Technologies (CNMAT)

Tyshawn Sorey is a composer and musician whose music assimilates and transforms ideas from a broad spectrum of musical idioms and defies distinctions between genres, composition, and improvisation in a singular expression of contemporary music.

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 >

Bose Design Challenge Wrap Up Event

Special Event | November 2 | 2-3 p.m. | 2451 Ridge Road, Shire Hall (Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership), Room 211

 Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership

Join the Fung Institute, Real Industry and Bose for light refreshments and to watch presentations from the top sound-based augmented reality experiences submitted for our recent Bose Design Challenge.

Students are working in interdisciplinary teams of content creators, designers, engineers, and business leaders to create immersive AR audio experiences. Top teams will be selected by...   More >

  RSVP online

Día de los Muertos Celebration: with the SLC Language Exchange Program

Social Event | November 2 | 2-3:30 p.m. | César E. Chávez Student Center, Atrium

 Language Exchange Program, Student Learning Center

Join the SLC Language Exchange Program for our Día de los Muertos celebration on Friday, 11/2, from 2-3:30PM! This Mexican festival is a time to remember loved ones who have passed and welcome their spirits back to earth. Come by the César Chávez Atrium to make beautiful crafts, take part in a folktale story circle, and sample delicious traditional snacks!

  RSVP online

Día de los Muertos Celebration with the Language Exchange Program

Ultrafast Manipulation of Topological Phases in WTe2 Nanolayers: Nano Seminar Series

Lecture | November 2 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Prof. Aaron Lindenberg, Stanford Univ., Materials Science & Engineering

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

Manipulation of topological invariants in quantum materials plays a key role in topological switching applications and can stabilize emergent topological phases in otherwise trivial materials. Lattice strain has been proposed as one means of tuning these topological invariants. However, conventional means of applying strain are not extendable to controllable time-varying protocols. In particular,...   More >

Student Probability/PDE Seminar: One Direction for Nonconvex Aubry-Mather Theory

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

 Hong Suh, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Aubry-Mather theory is focused on a special family of invariant measures of Hamiltonian dynamics, for Hamiltonians which are convex in the momentum variable. The development of the theory requires the Lagrangian viewpoint. Therefore it is difficult to extend the results to the nonconvex case. We review the classical setting and study one possible direction for nonconvex Aubry-Mather theory, put...   More >

MENA Salon: The Jamal Khashoggi Case and Regional Rivalries

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

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

The Jamal Khashoggi case has had an enormous impact on international relations in the Middle East. Turkey has been at the center of the investigation, providing key evidence to the global audience, pinning Saudi Arabia and MBS to the crime. This has given them a moral high ground despite their abysmal track record with protecting journalists and securing free speech. Given the irony of the...   More >

Study Abroad in Japan

Information Session | November 2 | 3-5 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Come learn more about the possible study abroad options in Japan and opportunities to fund your study in Japan.

Hear what previous Japan study abroad students have to say about their experiences, answering questions like:
Why study abroad in Japan?
What are all of the opportunities and how can I learn more?
How would this apply to my future career?

Facilitating Diverse Collection and Curation in Web Crawling and Indexing and Blockchain: What's Not To Like?

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

 Matt Bayley, Mark Graham, and David S. H. Rosenthal

 Information, School of

Facilitating Diverse Collection and Curation in Web Crawling and Indexing
(Matt Bayley & Mark Graham)
We propose to create an open and publicly available index of the public web. Building on the 22 year history of Internet Archiveâs effort to archive, and make available, web pages (URLs) we will construct a publicly accessible list of web sites (hosts). We will provide a variety...   More >

Special Topology Seminar: The algebra and topology of “quantum cellular automata” (qca)

Seminar | November 2 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Michael Freedman, Microsoft Research Station Q

 Department of Mathematics

qca are locality preserving automorphisms of the endomorphism algebra of degrees of freedom (say qubits) scattered over a manifold. The locality hypothesis allows manifold topology, immersion theory, Kiby’s torus trick, and homotopy theory to interact with the usual discussions of $C^*$ algebras. I’ll explain a few results and open problems.

Are New Vehicle Emissions Standards Effective and Efficient?

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

 James Sallee, UC Berkeley

 Institute of Transportation Studies

UC Berkeley's James Sallee will present Are New Vehicle Emissions Standards Effective and Efficient? on November 2, 2018 at 4 p.m. in 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building. Join us for cookies and beverages at 3:30 p.m.

Are New Vehicle Emissions Standards Effective and Efficient?

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

 James Sallee, UC Berkeley

 Institute of Transportation Studies

UC Berkeley's James Sallee will present Are New Vehicle Emissions Standards Effective and Efficient? on November 2, 2018 at 4 p.m. in 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building. Join us for cookies and beverages at 3:30 p.m.

Hydrogen Isotope Separation using Metal-Organic Frameworks

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

 Stephen FitzGerald, Departments of Physics and Astronomy, Oberlin College & Conservatory

 College of Chemistry

Deuterated materials are used extensively within chemistry research and nuclear power generation. The required deuterium is currently isolated through a highly inefficient process that relies on minute differences in chemical behavior. Recently a new approached has emerged based on the quantum zero-point energy of the adsorbed isotopes within porous materials. In my talk I will show how a...   More >

Work between National Socialism and the Economic Miracle: A Forgotten Crisis in the Early Federal Republic

Lecture | November 2 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Joerg Neuheiser, University of California, San Diego

 Institute of European Studies, Center for German and European Studies, GHI West

Joerg Neuheiser’s current research focuses on post-war Germany and the history of work in 20th century Europe. He is working on a book on the West German work ethic after 1945 in which he analyzes the legacy of Weimar and Nazi work experiences after 1945, the migration of so-called “guest workers” from the 1960s onwards and the German experience of economic, technological and cultural change in...   More >

L’Atalante

Film - Feature | November 2 | 7-8:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Jean Vigo’s only full-length feature is a poetic masterpiece on the theme of passionate love. In telling of a young barge captain and his peasant bride in their first days together on his barge, and of their separation when she sneaks off to Paris, L’Atalante surprises realism with surrealism, much as Jean is surprised by his wife’s desire. Shot against a backdrop of the Parisian canals, the film...   More >

The Blessed Ones

Film - Feature | November 2 | 7:30-8:50 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Bergman’s first feature after abandoning 35mm film for television technology, The Blessed Ones is a tale of tortured love between a middle-aged woman and a slightly younger man, and the jealousies that arise from their outward differences and internal melancholies. The schoolteacher Viveka ekes out a life, seemingly keeping on through sheer willpower; the failed theology student Sune barely has...   More >

UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra

Performing Arts - Music | November 2 – 3, 2018 every day | 8 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

David Milnes, music director
SIBELIUS Symphony No. 2
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 3

Established in 1923, the UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra is the oldest performing arts ensemble in the University of California system. Throughout its long history, the orchestra has provided students and other members of the campus community with the opportunity to expand their musical talents, while at the same...   More >

$20 General Admission, $15 non-UCB students, seniors, current/retired UCB faculty and staff, groups 10+, $5 UCB students

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

Saturday, November 3, 2018

3rd i's 16th Annual SF Int'l South Asian Film Festival

Film - Series | November 1 – 17, 2018 every day with exceptions |  Screenings at different locations: November 1-4 (San Francisco) November 17 (Palo Alto)

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

The Subir & Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies and the Institute for South Asia Studies at UC Berkeley cosponsor 3rd i's 15th Annual SF International South Asian Film Festival. (November 1-4 and November 17, 2018).

R.A.D. Self Defense for Women: Cal Self Defense for All

Workshop | November 3 – 17, 2018 every Saturday | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | Unit 1 Residence Hall, Putnam Main Lounge

Gender Equity Resource Center, Gender Equity Resource Center

 Gender Equity Resource Center

This is a 9-hour comprehensive, women* and femmes course that begins with risk awareness and progresses to basic hands-on defense training. This course is divided into three consecutive Saturdays (Sat 11/3, 11/10, 11/17) from 9am-12pm.

*We welcome all UC Berkeley community members who experience life through the lens of woman in body, spirit, identity - past, present, future, and fluid

Free UCB students, faculty, staff & post-docs, $20 (bring to first day) Non-UCB affiliated

  Register online

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 >

Clinical Laboratory Scientist Preparatory Program

Information Session | November 3 | 10-11:30 a.m. |  UC Berkeley Extension San Francisco Campus

 160 Spear Street, San Francisco, CA

 UC Berkeley Extension

Find out how this program can enhance your background in the biological or chemical sciences and prepare you for application to certified clinical laboratory scientist training programs.

 UNEX 1053. Make reservations online or by calling 510-642-4111

Medieval Africa? Re-thinking Early African History in Comparative Perspectives

Conference/Symposium | November 3 | 10:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. |  Alumni House

 Michael Gomez, New York University; Ann B. Stahl, University of Victoria

 Middle Ages in the Wider World

“Medieval Africa? Re-thinking early African history in comparative perspectives,” the fourth conference in The Middle Ages in the Wider World project, will take place on Saturday, November 3, 2018 in the Alumni House on the UC Berkeley campus. Keynote speakers will be Michael Gomez (New York University) and Ann B. Stahl (University of Victoria). A complete program is attached below.

  RSVP online

CASA Networking Brunch

Special Event | November 3 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. |  Anna Head Alumnae Hall (2537 Haste St.)

 Cal Alumni Association

Cal Alumni Student Association is hosting a brunch where students will be paired up with alumni based on professional interests at a table and brunch will be served. Guests will have a chance to network with everyone during desserts.

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 >

Cal Veterans and Military Affiliated Alumni: Washington State Viewing Party

Social Event | November 3 | 5-8 p.m. |  Jack's Taps

 60 Crescent Dr Ste E, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523

 Cal Alumni Association, Cal Veterans and Military Affiliated Alumni

WR: Mysteries of the Organism

Film - Feature | November 3 | 5:30-6:50 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

After the screening, enjoy a Film to Table dinner at Babette, the cafe at BAMPFA. Join an intimate group of fellow filmgoers for a four-course, prix-fixe meal in a convivial, dinner-party atmosphere. Purchase dinner tickets in advance at babettecafe.com (film tickets must be purchased separately).

Dusan Makavejev brings a surreal combinatory style and radical sexual politics to a...   More >

The Stranger

Film - Feature | November 3 | 7:30-10:10 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Marcello Mastroianni stars as Meursault, Camus’s archetype of alienation, a man who commits a senseless crime simply because the sun shines. While Visconti’s vision is entirely faithful to Camus’s story, it also supplies a sense of detail and context absent from the book, meticulously re-creating 1930s Algiers with a keen awareness of the fraught relations between the French colonists and the...   More >

UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra

Performing Arts - Music | November 2 – 3, 2018 every day | 8 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

David Milnes, music director
SIBELIUS Symphony No. 2
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 3

Established in 1923, the UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra is the oldest performing arts ensemble in the University of California system. Throughout its long history, the orchestra has provided students and other members of the campus community with the opportunity to expand their musical talents, while at the same...   More >

$20 General Admission, $15 non-UCB students, seniors, current/retired UCB faculty and staff, groups 10+, $5 UCB students

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

Jordi Savall: The Routes of Slavery (1444-1888)

Performing Arts - Music | November 3 | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Jordi Savall, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

Jordi Savall returns with The Routes of Slavery (1444-1888), which unites more than two dozen musicians from 15 countries on three continents in a reverent celebration of the influence of enslaved people on the culture of the Americas and Europe. Vocalists from the United States, Mali, Colombia, and Catalonia blend with instrumentalists from Madagascar, Morocco, Europe, and West Africa, with...   More >

$56-96 (prices subject to change)

  Tickets go on sale August 7. Buy tickets online or by calling 5106429988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Jordi Savall performs The Routes of Slavery (1444-1888) Saturday, November 3, 2018 in Zellerbach Hall.