<< Week of February 05 >>

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Asphalt Pavement Materials, Design, Construction and Maintenance

Workshop | February 7 – 9, 2017 every day | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. | Courtyard Marriott Monrovia, Monterey Room

 700 West Huntington Drive, Monrovia, CA 91016

 James Sigore, American Society of Civil Engineers; Irwin Guada, UC Pavement Research Center; Frank Farshidi, City of San Jose

 Technology Transfer Program

This three-day course is aimed at covering the full range of topics related to asphalt concrete pavements from materials and mix design to construction, maintenance, and rehabilitation. Asphalt concrete pavements are a vital part of an agency's assets and constitute about 90% of the local streets in California. The numerous topics in this class will be presented in sufficient detail to assist the...   More >

 This course is particularly designed for junior-level engineers in state and local agencies and those new to the pavement field who would benefit from a strong introduction to asphalt pavements. More senior level agency engineers, consultants, contractors

RADPD - Foundational - PD1 Basic Budget Development

Course | February 8 | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | University Hall, Room 24

 Human Resources

Synopsis: An Excel-based workshop that guides participants through how to create a proposal budget and narrative justification that is compliant with sponsor restrictions and consistent with University HR policies.

  Register online

Caltime KRONOS 8 – Time Keeper Training

Course | February 8 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | 241 CSS

 1608 Fourth Street, Berkeley, CA 94710

 Lydia Jenkins

 Human Resources

Objective/Focus - KRONOS 8 Changes:
Cosmetic features and functionality of CalTime KRONOS 8
Access to CalTime via Citrix – one timecard view
Historical Edits
Step by step run reports process
View Accruals and totals for employee timecards
Individual and mass timecard approval
Icons, and color alerts to guide to the next task
Instructor-led, hands-on training using Caltime training...   More >

  Register online

Water's Extreme Journey

Special Event | January 29 – April 30, 2017 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

Become a raindrop and go on an interactive adventure through a water-cycle-themed maze. Have fun riding the Watershed Zip Line, walk through a giant wetland, and snap a pic of your family "swimming" with the dolphins—all while developing a deeper understanding of your place in the water ecosystem.

$10–12 Water's Extreme Journey is included with your admission. Free for members.

 http://www.lawrencehallofscience.org/visit/hours_cost_location.

Water's Extreme Journey at the Lawrence Hall of Science

Matrix Computations and Scientific Computing Seminar: Fiedler and almost-tridiagonal matrices

Seminar | February 8 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 380 Soda Hall

 Beresford Parlett, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

We begin with Fiedler's 2003 paper in which he introduced his new 5-diagonal companion matrix. Then we review a few diverse topics that introduce special interesting matrices: CMV,banded with banded inverse, and quasi-separable. We show the connecting link and note that all of the forms are invariant under the LR transform.

MS4A proteins as chemosensors in olfaction and microglia

Seminar | February 8 | 12-1 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center

 **Paul Greer**, Harvard University

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Revealing Social Relationships and Intersectional Identities in a Pre-Columbian Muisca Community Through Diet and Activity (Sabana de Bogotá, Colombia AD 1000-1400)

Lecture | February 8 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Melanie Miller, University of California, Berkeley Department of Anthropology

 Archaeological Research Facility

The Muisca cultural group occupied a large Andean territory around the Sabana de Bogotá (Colombia) for at least 800 years before the Spanish arrived in 1536-37. Historically, the Muisca have been portrayed as a classic chiefdom society, with an emphasis on social rank and hierarchy as a primary aspect of Muisca social life. Highly stratified societies are characterized by differentiation between...   More >

A planning game reveals distributed patterning in player behavior

Seminar | February 8 | 12-1 p.m. | 560 Evans Hall

 Gautam Agarwal, Champalimaud Neuroscience Program, Portugal

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Decision-making has been modeled in great detail based on 2-alternative choice (2AC) tasks; however it remains unclear how these models apply to more naturalistic settings, where choices can have long-term and diverse consequences. In turn, quantitatively modeling more complex decisions poses a challenge, requiring adequate sampling of behavior over a larger state space. To address this problem,...   More >

Travel Like a Transfer: Study Abroad for Transfer Students

Information Session | February 8 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 César E. Chávez Student Center

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Are you a transfer student who is interested in studying abroad? Attend this information session and learn how you can study abroad during your time at Cal.

A Berkeley Study Abroad adviser will discuss programs and planning strategies, while a panel of transfer students who have studied abroad will share their perspectives and experiences from study abroad.

Hellenistic Historiography in the Wake of Alexander the Great: AHMA Noon Colloquium

Lecture | February 8 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 7205 Dwinelle Hall

 Erich Gruen, UC Berkeley

 Ancient History and Mediterranean Archaeology, Graduate Group in

The AHMA Noon Colloquium is a series of informal papers presented at noon in 7205 Dwinelle Hall.

Plant and Microbial Biology Micro Seminar: "Lanthanides: drivers of one-carbon cycling and more?"

Seminar | February 8 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall

 Mary Lidstrom, University of Washington

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

Dr. Lidstrom is a Professor of Microbiology and holds the Frank Jungers Chair of Engineering, in the Department of Chemical Engineering, at the University of Washington, Seattle. She received her B.S. in Microbiology from Oregon State University. After receiving her M.S. and Ph.D. in Bacteriology from the University of Wisconsin, Dr. Lidstrom conducted work as a Leverhulme postdoctoral Fellow in...   More >

Mary Lidstrom

Noon Concert: Elizabeth Lin, piano

Performing Arts - Music | February 8 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

Elizabeth Lin, piano
SHOSTAKOVICH Prelude and Fugue in E minor
SCRIABIN Two Poems, op. 32
SCHUBERT Impromptus Nos. 1-3, op. 90

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...   More >

MVZ LUNCH SEMINAR: Frédéric (Fred) Delsuc "Molecular phylogenetic studies of living and extinct xenarthran mammals"

Seminar | February 8 | 12-1 p.m. | 3101 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Frédéric (Fred) Delsuc

 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 >

BioE Seminar: “Remodeling of cell surfaceome proteomes in cancer”

Seminar | February 8 | 12-1 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Jim Wells, UCSF

 Bioengineering (BioE)

Spring 2017 Seminar Series
Wednesday, February 8
12noon - 1:00pm
290 Hearst Mining Building

Jim Wells
Professor of Pharmaceutical Chemistry
UCSF

Software Engineering with Machine Learning

Lecture | February 8 | 12-1 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, 310, Banatao Auditorium

 Peter Norvig, Director of Research, Google

 CITRIS and the Banatao Institute

Peter Norvig is a Director of Research at Google Inc. Previously he was head of Google's core search algorithms group, and of NASA Ames's Computational Sciences Division, making him NASA's senior computer scientist. He received the NASA Exceptional Achievement Award in 2001.

Free

 Free lunch at UC Berkeley if you register by the Monday before the talk (lunches limited). Register online

Choosing Empathy

Colloquium | February 8 | 12:10-1:15 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

 Jamil Zaki, Assistant Professor, Stanford University

 Institute of Personality and Social Research

Empathy--people's ability to share and understand each other's emotions--is a powerful social force, but can collapse when it is most needed, for instance during intergroup conflicts. Many theories of empathy hold that it occurs automatically, something like an emotional reflex. If this is the case, then its limits might be unavoidable. In this talk, I will lay out an alternative account, under...   More >

Tips and Tools for Improving Your Sleep (BEUHS050)

Workshop | February 8 | 12:10-1 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club

 Dana Walsh, MFT, CEAP, Employee Assistance, Be well at Work - Employee Assistance

 Be Well at Work - Employee Assistance

This workshop will explore the importance of sleep for our biological and psychological functioning, and how lack of sleep may impact our health. It will explore the evolutionary explanations behind sleep, the biology of sleep, including circadian rhythms and sleep cycles, and its necessity for survival, while providing basic tips and tools to help improve the overall quality of your sleep,...   More >

  Register online

The Future of Sensory Perception

Lecture | February 8 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. |  Freight and Salvage Coffeehouse

 2020 Addison, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)

Scientists and other sensory explorers are developing powerful new technologies that can change, enhance and perhaps expand the limits of what we can perceive.

Kara Platoni is a science reporter based in Oakland, California and teaches at UC Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism.

Summer Abroad - Taiwan Info Session

Information Session | February 8 | 1-2 p.m. | 33 Dwinelle Hall

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Come and learn about our Summer Abroad program in Taipei, Taiwan!

Advance your Mandarin language skills while taking your business career to the next level in Taipei, Taiwan's capital and largest city. For more information, please visit http://studyabroad.berkeley.edu/summerabroad/taipei.

Study Abroad Office Hours at the Transfer Center

Information Session | January 25 – May 3, 2017 every Wednesday with exceptions | 1-3 p.m. | 100 César E. Chávez Student Center

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Interested in studying abroad as a transfer student? A Berkeley Study Abroad Peer Adviser will be holding drop-in office hours at the Transfer Student Center every Wednesdays 1-3pm this spring semester. Come learn about different programs offered, how to apply and additional services available.

Caltime KRONOS 8 – Time Keeper Training

Course | February 8 | 1-4 p.m. | 241 CSS

 1608 Fourth Street, Berkeley, CA 94710

 Lydia Jenkins

 Human Resources

Objective/Focus - KRONOS 8 Changes:
Cosmetic features and functionality of CalTime KRONOS 8
Access to CalTime via Citrix – one timecard view
Historical Edits
Step by step run reports process
View Accruals and totals for employee timecards
Individual and mass timecard approval
Icons, and color alerts to guide to the next task
Instructor-led, hands-on training using Caltime training...   More >

  Register online

Summer Opportunities Fair

Special Event | February 8 | 2-4 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium

 Summer Sessions

Wondering what to do next summer? Visit the Summer Opportunities Fair to learn about exciting summer options for UC Berkeley students, including summer courses, study abroad, student jobs and internships, research, volunteer and service, housing, and more.

BLISS Seminar: Semantic security versus active adversaries

Seminar | February 8 | 2-3 p.m. | 400 Cory Hall

 Ziv Goldfeld, Ben-Gurion University

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Physical Layer Security (PLS) guarantees protection against computationally-unlimited eavesdroppers without using a key. These guarantees come at the price of an unrealistic assumption that the eavesdropper's channel is fully known to the legitimate parties...   More >

Topology Seminar (Introductory Talk): Heegaard Floer homology in Contact Geometry

Seminar | February 8 | 2:10-3 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

 James Conway, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Contact 3-manifolds come in two main flavours: tight and overtwisted. Suppose we are given a contact 3-manifold $(M, \xi )$: what tools can we use to show that it is tight? I will describe two tools – Heegaard Floer homology and open book decompositions – and how they have been used (together) to give contact invariants to help answer this question. In particular, we will see how Heegaard...   More >

Coffee Break!

Social Event | August 31, 2016 – April 26, 2017 every Wednesday | 3-4 p.m. |  Julie's Cafe

 2562 Bancroft Way.

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Join the Coffee Break every Wednesday afternoon! Boost your global network and meetup with friends.

Coffee break, hosted by Berkeley International Office, is an informal weekly event where Cal students can connect, share stories, or learn about different culture and language. Free coffee for UCB students! Both international students and domestic students are welcome.

Human Brain Imaging with fMRI

Colloquium | February 8 | 3 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

 Ida Momennejad

 Department of Psychology

Hyperfinite Markov Processes

Seminar | February 8 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Haosui Duanmu, Haosui Duanmu, Department of Statistics, University of Toronto,

 Department of Statistics

I will start by giving a short introduction on Nonstandard Analysis and Nonstandard Probability Theory. Then I will introduce the concept of Hyperfinite Markov processes.

Bedload transport and hyporheic flow in a regulated, gravel bed river: Observations and implications for salmon spawning habitat

Colloquium | February 8 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 575 McCone Hall

 Dr. Erin Bray, Professor, University of California, Santa Barbara

 Department of Geography

Molecular clocks of human evolution

Seminar | February 8 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center

 **Priya Moorjani**, Columbia University

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Applied Math Seminar: Twisted X-rays, orbital angular momentum and the determination of atomic structure

Seminar | February 8 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Richard James, University of Minnesota

 Department of Mathematics

After a general introduction to our work on “objective structures”, we focus on Maxwell’s equations. We find solutions of Maxwell’s equations that are the precise analog of plane waves, but in the case that the translation group is replaced by the (largest) Abelian helical group. These waves display constructive/destructive interference with helical atomic structures, in the same way that...   More >

Seminar: Molecular clocks of human evolution - Dr. Priya Moorjani, Columbia Univeristy

Seminar | February 8 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center

 Center for Computational Biology

Molecular clocks of human evolution

Abstract: One of the most fundamental discoveries in evolutionary biology is the “molecular clock”: the observation that changes to the genome due to mutation and recombination occur steadily with time. Thus, the accumulation of neutral substitutions (i.e., changes with no fitness effects) over generations provides a record of the time elapsed and hence an...   More >

Berkeley Summer Abroad - Paris Info Session

Information Session | February 8 | 4-5 p.m. | 360 Stephens Hall

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Come and learn about our French language program in Paris, France!

For more information, please visit http://studyabroad.berkeley.edu/summerabroad/paris.

EECS Colloquium: Taking Computing+Data Wide Across the Curriculum: The Illinois CS+X and MCS-DS Degree Programs

Colloquium | February 8 | 4-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, 306 (HP Auditorium)

 Rob A. Rutenbar, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Computer Science has become the most popular major and largest teaching unit on many campuses. (Statistics is seeing a similar exponential growth in demand, reflecting the rise of Data Science.) This is focusing welcome attention on CS curriculum design: what do we teach, and to whom. The first response to “rising- tide” demand is to go “deep”: more majors, more courses, more classroom seats,...   More >

ERG Colloquium: Andrew Light: The Road from the Paris Climate Agreement

Colloquium | February 8 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 126 Barrows Hall

 Andrew Light, Director of the Institute for Philosophy and Public Policy, George Mason University

 Energy and Resources Group

In December 2015, over 190 countries met in Paris for the 21st meeting of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change where they succeeded in creating a new international climate agreement. Many have heralded the outcome as a groundbreaking achievement for international diplomacy and global climate action. Others have argued that the climate commitments that parties brought to the...   More >

Topology Seminar (Main Talk): Tight Contact Structures via Admissible Transverse Surgery

Seminar | February 8 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 3 Evans Hall

 James Conway, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Suppose $K$ is a fibred knot in a 3-manifold $M$ giving an open book decomposition of $M$, and that the supported contact structure $\xi _K$ on $M$ is overtwisted. Under what conditions does negative surgeries on $K$ (considered as a transverse knot in $(M, \xi _K)$) result in a tight contact manifold?

This problem becomes tractable when we strengthen the requirements of the surgered manifold to...   More >

Career Connections Series: Human Resources

Social Event | February 8 | 5:30-8 p.m. |  Alumni House

  1 Alumni House, Berkeley, CA 94720

 Cal Alumni Association

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

We are seeking a diverse group of approximately 15-20 Cal alumni who work in a variety of HR roles, such as: generalist, benefits administrator, analyst, talent/recruiter, learning & development, and more. Please note: this is not a recruiting event, but rather a...   More >

  RSVP online by February 1.

Rabih Alameddine on "The Angel of History"

Workshop | February 8 | 6-7:30 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Rabih Alameddine

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Townsend Center for the Humanities, Near Eastern Studies, Department of English, Center for Race and Gender

Rabih Alameddine is the author of six novels--including the National Book Award finalist An Unnecessary Woman and the international bestseller The Hakawati--as well as a Twitter feed that The New Yorker called "a work of art." His most recent novel, The Angel of History, follows Yemeni-born poet Jacob as he reckons with his childhood in an Egyptian brothel, the AIDS crisis in San Francisco,...   More >

She Started It: A documentary following five passionate, trailblazing young women who strive to compete and thrive in the ruthlessly competitive boys club of high tech startups.

Film - Documentary | February 8 | 6-8:30 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium

 CITRIS and the Banatao Institute, Student Technology Council, Berkeley Innovators, Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology

96% of venture capitalists are men (1). Women still account for less than 10% of founders for high growth firms (2) and earn only 12.9% of computer science degrees (3). She Started It gives a new face to the image of the tech entrepreneur: a female face.

Join the CITRIS Foundry, Berkeley Innovators, Student Technology Council, and the Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology for a...   More >

  RSVP online by February 7.

Toastmasters on Campus Club: Learn public speaking

Meeting | January 14, 2015 – December 18, 2019 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.

Open Space Design in the Public Realm

Lecture | February 8 | 6:30-7:45 p.m. | 505 UC Berkeley Extension (SF Campus at 160 Spear St.)

 Neil Hrushowy, City Design Group

 UC Berkeley Extension

The public realm is much more than a utilitarian system of connections to get from here to there. It is where people walk, meet, and where they socialize. It is where they take in the views, where they see what merchants have to offer, and where they come to know their neighborhood and their fellow citizens.

In this presentation, Neil Hrushowy, Manager of San Francisco's City Design Group will...   More >

  Register online

Thursday, February 9, 2017

Circulating Health: Mediatization and the (Im)Mobilization of Medical Subjects and Objects

Conference/Symposium | February 9 – 10, 2017 every day | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room

 Charles L. Briggs, Anthropology, UC Berkeley; Daniel C. Hallin, Communication, UC San Diego; Nick Couldry, Media, Communications and Social Theory, London School of Economics and Political Science; Adele Clarke, Sociology and History of Health Sciences, UC San Francisco; Sheldon Ungar, Sociology, University of Toronto; Mohan Dutta, Communications and New Media, National University of Singapore; Rose Marie Beck, African Studies, Leipzig; Leo Chávez, Anthropology, UC Irvine; Michael Schudson, Journalism, Columbia University; Julia Sonnevend, Communication Studies, University of Michigan; Geert Jacobs, Linguistics, University of Ghent; Richard Besser, ABC News; Lori Dorfman, UCB School of Public Health and the Berkeley Media Studies Group; Edward Wasserman, Graduate School of Journalism, UC Berkeley

 Berkeley Center for Social Medicine, Institute of International Studies, Department of Anthropology, Graduate School of Journalism, Townsend Center for the Humanities, Public Health, School of, Folklore Program

This interdisciplinary, international conference features scholars from Belgium, Canada, Germany, Singapore, the UK, and the USA. The conference explores intersections between health and media.

Thursday, February 9 | 1:30pm - 5:30pm
Friday, February 10 | 9:00am - 4:30m

$FREE

  Registration opens December 20. Register online or by calling 510-642-0813, or by emailing bcsm@berkeley.edu by February 8.

ESPM 2017 Seminar Series- Thomas Scott: Commerce Trumps Climate in Changing California's Woodlands

Seminar | February 9 | 132 Mulford Hall

 Thomas Scott, CE Specialist, https://ourenvironment.berkeley.edu/people/thomas-scott

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

Asphalt Pavement Materials, Design, Construction and Maintenance

Workshop | February 7 – 9, 2017 every day | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. | Courtyard Marriott Monrovia, Monterey Room

 700 West Huntington Drive, Monrovia, CA 91016

 James Sigore, American Society of Civil Engineers; Irwin Guada, UC Pavement Research Center; Frank Farshidi, City of San Jose

 Technology Transfer Program

This three-day course is aimed at covering the full range of topics related to asphalt concrete pavements from materials and mix design to construction, maintenance, and rehabilitation. Asphalt concrete pavements are a vital part of an agency's assets and constitute about 90% of the local streets in California. The numerous topics in this class will be presented in sufficient detail to assist the...   More >

 This course is particularly designed for junior-level engineers in state and local agencies and those new to the pavement field who would benefit from a strong introduction to asphalt pavements. More senior level agency engineers, consultants, contractors

BEARS 2017: Brains and Machines: AI, Robotics and Neural Computation at Berkeley

Conference/Symposium | February 9 | 8:30 a.m.-3 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium

 Claire Tomlin; Pieter Abbeel; Dan Klein; Michel Maharbiz

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

The 2017 Berkeley EECS Annual Research Symposium (BEARS) promises to present exciting and innovative research centered on artificial intelligence and human-centric computing being conducted in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences.

  Register online

Caltime KRONOS 8 – Time Keeper Training

Course | February 9 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | 241 CSS

 1608 Fourth Street, Berkeley, CA 94710

 Lydia Jenkins

 Human Resources

Objective/Focus - KRONOS 8 Changes:
Cosmetic features and functionality of CalTime KRONOS 8
Access to CalTime via Citrix – one timecard view
Historical Edits
Step by step run reports process
View Accruals and totals for employee timecards
Individual and mass timecard approval
Icons, and color alerts to guide to the next task
Instructor-led, hands-on training using Caltime training...   More >

  Register online

Garden Closed

Miscellaneous | February 9 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Due to the extreme weather forecast, the Garden will be closed Thursday, February 9.

We will re-open to our normal hours Friday, February 10.

Reactive Intermediates in Iron-mediated Dinitrogen Reduction

Seminar | February 9 | 10-11 a.m. | 775 Tan Hall

 Jon Rittle, Ph.D., Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, University of California, San Diego

 College of Chemistry

Water's Extreme Journey

Special Event | January 29 – April 30, 2017 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

Become a raindrop and go on an interactive adventure through a water-cycle-themed maze. Have fun riding the Watershed Zip Line, walk through a giant wetland, and snap a pic of your family "swimming" with the dolphins—all while developing a deeper understanding of your place in the water ecosystem.

$10–12 Water's Extreme Journey is included with your admission. Free for members.

 http://www.lawrencehallofscience.org/visit/hours_cost_location.

Summer Abroad - Netherlands and Belgium Info Session

Information Session | February 9 | 10:30-11:30 a.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Come and learn about our multi-site program in the Netherlands and Belgium. For more information, please visit http://studyabroad.berkeley.edu/summerabroad/netherlands.

PMB Seminar : "Understanding stress response and seed development transcription factor networks"

Seminar | February 9 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | Energy Biosciences Building, EBB First Floor Conference Room

 Liang Song, Salk Institute for Biological Studies

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

Marketing Yourself for Your Next Job: Resume Writing (BECAR301)

Workshop | February 9 | 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. |  Tang Center, University Health Services

 TBA, University Health Services

 Tang Center (University Health Services)

Create a resume that gets attention and results.

 Search for BECAR301 in the Blu Portal under UCB Learning Center (left column).

The Neural Code Issue

Seminar | February 9 | 12-1 p.m. | 560 Evans Hall

 Christoph von der Malsburg, Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies and Platonite AG

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Let's go for the real thing: Every waking second, our mind represents for us the situation we are immersed in. How do the physical states of our brain create this mental imagery? I call this the Neural Code Issue. The pathway to solving it is currently blocked by an answer that isn't even wrong. Come to my talk if you want to get the correct one. I see it as the doorway to the realization of...   More >

Islamic Texts Circle: Imperfect Cities and the Structure of the Universe in Al-Farabi's Philosophy

Workshop | February 9 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Ahmad Ighbariah, Tel Aviv University

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Join visiting scholar Ahmad Ighbariah (Tel Aviv University) for our first Islamic Texts Circle of 2017, examining the work of 10th century philosopher Al-Farabi. To RSVP and receive texts, please contact cmes@berkeley.edu.

Text in Arabic and English translation.

Why We Need a State and Regional Approach to Higher Education in Silicon Valley

Colloquium | February 9 | 12-1 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, Academic Innovation Studio, Dwinelle 117

 Michael W. Kirst, Professor Emeritus of Education, Stanford University & President, California State Board of Education; W. Richard (Dick) Scott, Professor Emeritus,Sociology,Stanford University

 Center for Studies in Higher Education

Postsecondary education and the San Francisco (SF) Bay Area economy are varied and complex – and they are integral to each other’s success. Colleges and universities of all types educate and train a diverse workforce, and the Bay Area employs highly skilled workers. Faculty and graduates serve as innovators and entrepreneurs; industrial labs push the boundaries of research and knowledge. These...   More >

How should NSF support cyberinfrastructure for the next decade?

Meeting | February 9 | 12-1 p.m. | 200C Warren Hall

 Research IT Reading Group

he National Science Foundation (NSF) has issued a “Dear Colleague Letter”, Requesting Information on Future Needs for Advanced Cyberinfrastructure to Support Science and Engineering Research (see call here). They are looking for input that will “inform the Foundation's strategy and plans for an advanced cyberinfrastructure that will enable the frontiers of science and engineering to continue to...   More >

Berkeley Summer Abroad - Switzerland Info Session

Information Session | February 9 | 12-1 p.m. | 360 Stephens Hall

 Berkeley Study Abroad

In collaboration with the Haas School of Business, Berkeley Summer Abroad is offering a program in Geneva, Switzerland focusing on Business Innovation for Sustainability, Social Responsibility and Positive Impact.

For more information, please visit http://studyabroad.berkeley.edu/summerabroad/geneva.

Dominance and friendship during the transition to adulthood in male chimpanzees

Lecture | February 9 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 3105 Tolman Hall

 Aaron A. Sandel, Department of Anthropology, University of Michigan

 Institute of Human Development

Strong social bonds, or “friendships,” play an important role in primate behavior. These bonds feature prominently in the lives of adult male chimpanzees. Male chimpanzee friends form coalitions, share food, join each other on territorial border patrols, and help each other as they attempt to rise in the dominance hierarchy. Despite the importance of friendship and dominance rank in adulthood,...   More >

Borrowing Basics (BEUHS358)

Workshop | February 9 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club

 Richard P. Ruiz, Vice President, East Bay Region, Bank of the West

 Be Well at Work - Work/Life

This borrowing basics seminar provides a comprehensive overview of critical information related to consumer lending options. The session topics include a review of different credit types, costs associated with obtaining credit, your rights as a borrower, what creditors review when making a credit decision and ideas on how to manage your credit. This option would likely have a broader appeal to...   More >

  Enroll online

Research Colloquium: Neil Gilbert

Colloquium | February 9 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Haviland Hall, Commons

 Social Welfare, School of

IB SEMINAR: Ecological genomics of legume-rhizobium mutualisms

Seminar | February 9 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Katy Heath, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

 Department of Integrative Biology

Gun Fight: The Battle Over The Right To Bear Arms in America

Lecture | February 9 | 12:45-2 p.m. | 110 Boalt Hall, School of Law

 Prof. Frank Zimring, Berkeley Law

 Prof. Adam Winkler, UCLA Law

 Human Rights Center, Human Rights Program, Townsend Center for the Humanities, Graduate School of Journalism, Public Health, School of

UCLA Law Professor and author Adam Winkler discusses the future of the Second Amendment under the Trump Administration and his acclaimed book Gun Fight: The Battle Over the Right to Bear Arms in America, which probes four centuries of America’s fixation on gun rights. Winkler argues that guns—not abortion rights, race, or religion—are at the heart of America’s cultural divide. Discussing the...   More >

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Derived Algebraic Geometry Seminar: Ind-coherent sheaves on (affine) dg schemes

Seminar | February 9 | 1-2 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Harrison Chen, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

We will try to understand the two categories of quasicoherent sheaves and ind-coherent sheaves on an affine dg scheme (also known as a dg algebra) through examples, completeness and convergence properties, and t-structures. Finally, we will state applications: Grothendieck duality, proper descent, and formal completions.

Caltime KRONOS 8 – Time Keeper Training

Course | February 9 | 1-4 p.m. | 241 CSS

 1608 Fourth Street, Berkeley, CA 94710

 Lydia Jenkins

 Human Resources

Objective/Focus - KRONOS 8 Changes:
Cosmetic features and functionality of CalTime KRONOS 8
Access to CalTime via Citrix – one timecard view
Historical Edits
Step by step run reports process
View Accruals and totals for employee timecards
Individual and mass timecard approval
Icons, and color alerts to guide to the next task
Instructor-led, hands-on training using Caltime training...   More >

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Earth Week Planning Committee

Meeting | February 2 – April 27, 2017 every Thursday with exceptions | 1-2 p.m. | 102 Sproul Hall

 Student Environmental Resource Center

Interested in planning Earth Week 2017 at UC Berkeley? The Student Environmental Resource Center is (SERC) is recruiting individual students and student representatives from environmental and sustainability student organizations to join the Earth Week 2017 Planning Committee.

Meetings will be held weekly on Thursdays from 1pm-2pm in Sproul 102. Drop-ins are welcome.

RISELab BEARS Open House and Poster Session

Tour/Open House | February 9 | 1:30-3:30 p.m. | 465 Soda Hall

 RISELab

You are cordially invited to attend RISELab's Open House and Poster Session which will be held on Thursday, February 9th from 1:30-3:30PM, inside our lab at 465 Soda Hall. The poster session format will be conducted as an open house where our researchers will display their posters throughout the lab and be on hand to discuss their research and answer questions. Come hang out with us! Lite...   More >

Student Applied Math Seminar: Mathematical Introduction to Many Body Perturbation Theory

Seminar | January 26 – March 23, 2017 every Thursday with exceptions | 2-3:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Lin Lin, University of California, Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

In this series of lectures, we discuss quantum many body perturbation theory from a mathematical perspective. The starting point is Feynman diagrams for Gaussian integrals. This only requires the knowledge of freshman calculus. Then assuming basic knowledge of quantum mechanics, we discuss Feynman diagrams for quantum statistical mechanics, and proceed to many body perturbation theory for...   More >

Seminar 251, Labor:

Seminar | February 9 | 2-4 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Tomas Monarrez, UCB; Julien Lafortune, UCB

 Department of Economics

Tomas Monarrez - "Attendance Zones and the Segregation of U.S. Schools"

Julien Lafortune - “On the Right Track? Advanced Math Tracking in Secondary Schools”

Freshwater Ecology and Conservation Seminar Series: Sandra Bibiana Correa

Seminar | February 9 | 3-4 p.m. | 338 Koshland Hall

 Sandra Bibiana Correa, Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Georgia

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

Sandra Bibiana Correa
"Evolution, Ecology and Conservation of Fish-Forest Interactions"

How to Write a Stem Research Proposal

Workshop | February 9 | 3-4 p.m. | 1229 Dwinelle Hall

 Sean Burns, OURS

 Office of Undergraduate Research

This work shop is primarily designed for STEM undergraduates applying for the SURF program - but all Cal undergraduates are welcome.
The session will cover all aspects of a successful research proposal.

The Political Crisis in Brazil: What Is at Stake for Public Policies?

Lecture | February 9 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Carlos Milani

 Center for Latin American Studies

Carlos Milani will examine the current crisis in Brazil, its causes, and its impact on future public policies.

African Studies Spring Reception

Reception | February 9 | 4-6 p.m. | International House, Home Room

 Center for African Studies, MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program

Please join us for some light refreshments and lively conversation!

“a Tale of Autumn” by Christopher Chen: New Play Reading Series

Performing Arts - Theater | February 9 | 4-6 p.m. |  Durham Studio Theater (Dwinelle Hall)

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies, Townsend Center for the Humanities

Inspired by Shakespeare’s Richard III and Macbeth, along with popular “quest-for-power” TV shows Game of Thrones and House of Cards, A Tale of Autumn is a modern day fable about the psychology of a one-time altruistic corporation whose seemingly benign tactics destroy a community over time.

Join us for a reading of the play A Tale of Autumn by Christopher Chen, followed by a discussion with...   More >

Emergent Chirality in Magnetic and Electronic Textures

Seminar | February 9 | 4-5 p.m. | 348 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Dr. Padraic Shafer, Advanced Light Source, LBNL

 Materials Science and Engineering (MSE)

Chirality determines many important properties in nature, ranging from the electroweak interaction in particle physics to the reactions of enzymes that are fundamental for life. In condensed matter physics, chiral structures determine the functional behavior of magnetic and other correlated-electron materials. Underlying these functionalities are a wealth of intriguing nanoscale ordering...   More >

Berkeley Summer Abroad - Poland, Germany, and the Czech Republic Info Session

Information Session | February 9 | 4-5 p.m. | 360 Stephens Hall

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Travel across multiple countries and explore the limits of coexistence in both the "old" and "new" Europe.

The program focuses on both historical and contemporary minorities: the Jews of Europe and most specifically Poland; the Roma of Northern Bohemia; the Vietnamese in Prague, the Turkish in Germany and recent refugees across European Union member states.

For more information, please...   More >

Multi transmitter neurons in the mammalian brain - more than just an oddity

Seminar | February 9 | 4-5 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center

 Bernardo Sabatini, Harvard Medical School

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Williamson Seminar on Institutional Analysis: "Status Goods:Experimental Evidence from Platinum Credit Cards"

Seminar | February 9 | 4:10-6 p.m. | Haas School of Business, C325 Cheit Hall

 Gautam Rao, Harvard, Haas School of Business

 Haas School of Business

Part of the Haas School's Oliver E. Williamson Seminar on Institutional Analysis

Mathematics Department Colloquium: Fukaya Moduli

Colloquium | February 9 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Eric Zaslow, Northwestern

 Department of Mathematics

Interesting structures arise by considering the space of objects in a Fukaya category of Lagrangian submanifolds. These include knot invariants, cluster algebras, open Gromov-Witten invariants, ​D-modules and noncommutative geometry. Despite the panoply of topics, I will try to make the talk accessible, telling a story through illustrative examples.

DCRP Lecture: Atul Pokharel, Planning for Fairness

Lecture | February 9 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

THU, FEB 9, 5:00pm. Atul Pokharel will discuss the possibilities and limits of community infrastructure governance.

Linked Reading: Mapping a Global Renaissance with 53,829 Texts

Lecture | February 9 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 127 Dwinelle Hall

 James Lee, University of Cincinnati

 Department of English

This talk adapts digital methods to redefine our understanding of a squarely humanistic problem: the history of race in Shakespeare’s era. If we only read Shakespeare’s plays, the Renaissance world looks fairly small, tracing a map that would include political adversaries like France, Spain, and Holland and a distant imagination of Italy and the Ottoman Empire. However, if we expand our textual...   More >

UCDC Info Session

Information Session | February 9 | 5-6 p.m. | 236 Evans Hall

 Office of Undergraduate Research

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

Designated Emphasis Open House And Information Session

Information Session | February 9 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 340 Moffitt Undergraduate Library

 The Program in Critical Theory

Join The Program in Critical Theory’s faculty and students for a panel discussion and Q&A about the Designated Emphasis (DE) in Critical Theory. All UC Berkeley Ph.D. students interested in applying to the DE are invited to attend. Refreshments and informal social to follow.

Bad Transitions after Free Elections: 32nd Annual Colin and Elsa Miller Lecture

Lecture | February 9 | 5-7 p.m. | Faculty Club, Heyns Room

 Leszek Balcerowicz, Professor of Economics and Former Chairman of the National Bank of Poland and Former Deputy Prime Minister of Poland, College of Europe

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

Professor of Economics at the Warsaw School of Economics (WSE), former Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, former President of the National Bank of Poland (NBP). He is the architect of Poland’s economic reforms initiated in 1989; he has been at the center of Poland’s economic and political life since the fall of communism in Poland in 1989. Author of more than 100 publications on...   More >

Story Hour in the Library featuring Adam Hochschild

Reading - Literary | February 9 | 5-6 p.m. |  Doe Library

 Adam Hochschild

 Library

Story Hour in the Library is a monthly prose reading series held in UC Berkeley's Morrison Library. In February the program features author Adam Hochschild.

Applied Algebra Seminar: Scene reconstruction and a resolution of the multiview variety

Seminar | February 9 | 5:15-6:15 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Daniel Lowengrub, University of California, Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

The multiview variety associated to a collection of $N$ cameras records which sequences of image points in $P^{2N}$ can be obtained by taking pictures of a given world point $x\in P^3$ with the cameras. In order to reconstruct a scene from its picture under the different cameras it is important to be able to find the critical points of the function which measures the distance between a general...   More >

No Mercy Here: Gender, Punishment, and the Making of Jim Crow Modernity: Prof. Sarah Haley, University of California, Los Angeles

Lecture | February 9 | 5:30-8 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Multicultural Community Center

 Center for Race and Gender

Center for Race & Gender presents the Spring 2017 Distinguished Guest Lecture


No Mercy Here: Gender, Punishment, and the Making of Jim Crow Modernity
Prof. Sarah Haley, University of California, Los Angeles

Introduction by Prof. Nikki Haley, African American Studies

Thursday, February 9, 2017
5:30pm - reception; 6pm - 8pm - lecture & discussion
Multicultural Community Center, MLK...   More >

Google Tech Talk

Information Session | February 9 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430-8)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Come hear from a Google engineer and recruiter about available internship and full-time opportunities for students in Computer Science. We'll include an overview of the application process, potential roles, and Q&A.

RSVP: https://goo.gl/J6pcts

Crafter-Dark: Free, drop-in crafting, in the Student Union

Workshop | October 13, 2016 – June 8, 2017 the second Thursday of the month every month with exceptions | 8-10 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Living Room

 ASUC Art Studio

Get crafty with us! We’re hosting free, drop-in arts & crafts workshops in the MLK Jr. Student Union campus living room every 2nd Thursday of the month.

This October, we'll be making some spooky-looking velum Halloween Lanterns– taught by Cal C.R.E.A.T.E. (Creative Residencies for Emerging Artists Teaching Empowerment). Hope to see you there!

The 7 Fingers (Les 7 Doigts de la Main): Cuisine and Confessions

Performing Arts - Theater | February 9 | 8 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Cal Performances

Bringing the aesthetics of classical theater to the realm of the contemporary circus, the fearless performers of Seven Fingers explore life's big questions while preparing food on a set equipped with a functional kitchen. Their latest creation, Cuisine and Confessions, mixes circus arts, avant-garde dance, theater, and cooking-show satire: "This playful and participatory show is a piece of pure...   More >

starting at $30

  Tickets go on sale August 9. Buy tickets by calling 510-642-9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

No word in vain: Reading Plato's dialogues (again): Sather Classical Lectures

Lecture | February 9 | 8:30 p.m. |  Alumni House

 Mary Margaret McCabe, King's College London

 Department of Classics

The opening lecture in the 2017 Sather series "Seeing and Saying: Plato on Virtue and Knowledge"