<< Week of March 11 >>

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

if/when/how meeting

Meeting | March 8 |  Boalt Hall, School of Law

 ASUC (Associated Students of the University of California)

Bi-weekly meeting of if/when/how: lawyering for reproductive justice Berkeley Law Chapter

if/when/how meeting

Meeting | March 8 | 224 Boalt Hall, School of Law

 ASUC (Associated Students of the University of California)

Bi-weekly lunch meeting including discussions re: elections, article group discussion, planning for admitted students weekend.

Proving and Using Pseudorandomness

Workshop | March 6 – 10, 2017 every day |  Calvin Laboratory (Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing)

 Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing

One theme of this workshop will be how to leverage weak pseudorandomness properties, fooling simple classes of tests, in order to derive stronger pseudorandomness properties related to more complex tests. In the setting of additive combinatorics, what is the minimal set of tests that primes have to satisfy in order to guarantee that they contain arithmetic progressions (or other structures)? For...   More >

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Caltime KRONOS 8 – Managers/Supervisor Training

Course | March 8 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | 28 University Hall

 Human Resources

Objective/Focus - KRONOS 8 Upgrade Changes:
Cosmetic features and functionality of CalTime KRONOS 8
Access to CalTime via Citrix – one timecard view
Edit personal Timecard
Edit timecards for employees
View Accruals and Totals on timecards
Icons, and color alerts to guide to the next task
Approve Employee Timecards - individual and mass approval
Instructor-led, hands-on training using...   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: Sparse inverse covariance matrix estimation for a million variables

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

 Inderjit Dhillon, University of Texas at Austin

 Department of Mathematics

The L1-regularized Gaussian maximum likelihood estimator has been shown to have strong statistical guarantees in recovering a sparse inverse covariance matrix even under high-dimensional settings. However, it requires solving a difficult non-smooth log-determinant program with number of parameters that scale quadratically with the number of Gaussian variables. Earlier methods thus do not scale to...   More >

UCB Startup Fair: brought to you by IEEE, HKN, and CSUA.

Career Fair | March 8 | 11:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. |  International House

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Come network with some awesome Bay Area startups and talk to recruiters about what working at a startup would be like. Open to all majors.

Don't forget to upload your resume to our website.

MVZ LUNCH SEMINAR: Kelly Zamudio "Diversification and Conservation of Neotropical Frogs"

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

 Kelly Zamudio

 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 >

Computational Imaging for 3D Gigapixel Microscopy

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

 Laura Waller, Associate Professor, EECS, UC Berkeley

 CITRIS and the Banatao Institute

Laura Waller leads the Computational Imaging Lab, which develops new methods for optical imaging, with optics and computational algorithms designed jointly. She holds the Ted Van Duzer Endowed Professorship and is a Senior Fellow at the Berkeley Institute of Data Science (BIDS),

Free

 Free lunch available (limited #s). You must register by the Monday before the event for lunch. Register online

Hidden Hitchcock: Townsend Book Chat with D.A. Miller

Lecture | March 8 | 12-1 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall

 Townsend Center for the Humanities

In Hidden Hitchcock, D.A. Miller does what seems impossible: he discovers what has remained unseen in the movies of this best-known of filmmakers.

Plant and Microbial Biology Micro Seminar: "Crossing the kingdoms: Plants, Arbuscular Mycorrhizal Fungi and Endobacteria"

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

 Paola Bonfante, University of Torino

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

Biology of Plant-Microorganism Interactions
She coordinates a research group of more than 15 members: Eight out of them have a permanent position belonging to the Department of Plant Biology of the University of Torino and to the National Council of Research (Soil Mycology - Institution of Plant Protection/CNR): the other components are early researchers (Ph.D students and postdocs).

Paola Bonfante

The European Union’s response to radical right-wing populism

Lecture | March 8 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Ludvig Norman, Uppsala University

 Institute of European Studies

The rise of radical right-wing populism is often regarded as one of the most serious challenges to European democracy and European political cooperation. In recent years, extreme nationalist parties have accumulated considerable support in European elections. In some EU member states, most notably Poland and Hungary, governments are increasingly challenging liberal democracy, taking steps towards...   More >

Informational Interviewing (BECAR303)

Workshop | March 8 | 12-1 p.m. |  Tang Center, University Health Services

 TBA, University Health Services

 Tang Center (University Health Services)

Do you have an idea about a field you want to go into but don’t know how to get there?

 All workshop and enrollment information can be found at the UCB Learning Center, accessible through the Blu Portal at http://blu.berkeley.edu. To find each workshop, use the BECAR### code to search.

California Countercultures: Experimental Art and Subjectile Space with Dena Beard

Lecture | March 8 | 12 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Dena Beard, The Lab

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Dena Beard, executive director of The Lab since 2014, has led the organization through a rehabilitation of its facility and is inaugurating a new program of commissioned artistic projects with Ellen Fullman, Jacqueline Gordon, Dora García, and Brontez Purnell. Beard was formerly assistant curator at BAMPFA, where she organized exhibitions with D-L Alvarez, Lutz Bacher, Anna Halprin, Desirée...   More >

Admission to this lecture is free.

Noon Concert: University Gospel Chorus

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

 Department of Music

University Gospel Chorus
D. Mark Wilson, director
"One More River to Cross: Water Metaphors in Gospel Music"
Join the UC Berkeley Gospel Chorus for an afternoon of gospel music highlighting the importance of water as a symbol and metaphor for finding places of freedom, justice and peace

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Featuring the Music Department’s varied and diverse performance...   More >

Venkat Srinivasan | Thirteen Ways of Looking at Institutional History: Building Varying Digital Narratives from Interconnected Science Archives

Lecture | March 8 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Venkat Srinivasan, Visiting Researcher, National Centre for Biological Sciences in Bangalore, India

 Adnan Malik, Curator for South Asian Collections, UC Berkeley Library

 Institute for South Asia Studies, South/Southeast Asia Library | UC Berkeley Library, Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies

A talk about a digital science archive experiment that connects archival material, journalistic work, and scientific research.

PopUp Exhibition: Rachel Deblinger on the Holocaust in the Age of Digital History

Lecture | March 8 | 12-1 p.m. |  Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)

 Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

Rachel Deblinger is the Director of the Digital Scholarship Commons at the UC Santa Cruz University Library. Dr. Deblinger received a PhD in History from UCLA, with a dissertation titled ‘In a world still trembling’: American Jewish philanthropy and the shaping of Holocaust survivor narratives in postwar America (1945-1953). This work revealed how American Jews first came to know stories about...   More >

Where the Heart Is: Thoughts on Home and Contemporary Encampments at the Albany Bulb

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

 Annie Danis, University of California, Berkeley Department of Anthropology

 Archaeological Research Facility

A former landfill turned informal public space and long-term encampment, “the Bulb” had been home to dozen of residents in an informal settlement from the late 1980s until the summer of 2013. After legal battles with the city all residents were evicted and a number of projects to document and aid the fractured community began. One such project was the Archaeology of the Albany Bulb, which...   More >

Intergenerational Income Mobility in Canada and the United States

Colloquium | March 8 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Marie Connolly, Université du Québec à Montréal

 Canadian Studies Program (CAN)), IRLE

Dr. Marie Connolly will discuss Intergenerational Income Mobility in Canada and the United States. Dr. Connolly is Professor of Economics andHuman Capital Research Group Scholar at the Université du Québec à Montréal. She is also a Sproul Fellow and Fulbright Scholar with Canadian Studies and a Visiting Scholar with Institute for Research on Labor and Employment (IRLE)

BioE Seminar: “Extracellular Matrix Control of Endothelial Cell Function and Fate”

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

 Ngan Huang, Stanford University

 Bioengineering (BioE)

Spring 2017 Seminar Series

Wednesday, March 8
12noon - 1:00pm
290 Hearst Mining Building

“Extracellular Matrix Control of Endothelial Cell Function and Fate”

Ngan Huang
Assistant Professor of Cardiothoracic Surgery - Stanford University
Principal Investigator - Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System

Race Matters in Schools: The Significance of School Racial Climate and Microaggressions for Adolescents and Emerging Adults

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

 Christy Byrd, Assistant Professor, UC Santa Cruz

 Institute of Personality and Social Research

This talk will review Dr. Byrd's research on students' perceptions of interactions and messages about race and culture in schools. As the United States becomes increasingly diverse, schools remain locations where surface-level messages of tolerance and respect for all hide deep conflicts over race, culture, and identity. How do students understand the way race operates in their schools, and more...   More >

if/when/how meeting

Meeting | March 8 | 12:45-2 p.m. | 244 Boalt Hall, School of Law

 ASUC (Associated Students of the University of California)

Join Berkeley Law's chapter of If/when/how for a discussion of current reproductive justice events as well as info about our upcoming elections.

UCEAP Costa Rica Tropical Biology Info Session

Information Session | March 8 | 1-2 p.m. | 56 Barrows Hall

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Let nature be your classroom! Come learn more about the UCEAP Costa Rica on Tropical Biology and Conservation Studies. The Program Director, Professor Frank Joyce, will give an overview of the program and provide information about coursework and research opportunities available on this unique option.

Caltime KRONOS 8 – Managers/Supervisor Training

Course | March 8 | 1-3 p.m. | 28 University Hall

 Lydia Jenkins

 Human Resources

Objective/Focus - KRONOS 8 Upgrade Changes:
Cosmetic features and functionality of CalTime KRONOS 8
Access to CalTime via Citrix – one timecard view
Edit personal Timecard
Edit timecards for employees
View Accruals and Totals on timecards
Icons, and color alerts to guide to the next task
Approve Employee Timecards - individual and mass approval
Instructor-led, hands-on training using...   More >

  Register online

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.

Topology Seminar (Introductory Talk): Tight contact three manifolds

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

 Bulent Tosun, University of Alabama

 Department of Mathematics

One of the fundamental open question in three dimensional contact topology is the determination of which closed oriented three manifolds support a tight contact structure. In this talk I will summarize what is known about tis problem and will provide some constructions as well as some open problems towards its resolution. The talk will involve speaker's two separate joint works one with T. Mark...   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.

View from the Top: Martin Anstice: Innovation-Driven Leadership Sustaining a High- Performance Organization

Lecture | March 8 | 3-4 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium, 3rd floor

 Martin Anstice, President and CEO, Lam Research

 College of Engineering, College of Chemistry

Caltime KRONOS 8 – Managers/Supervisor Training

Course | March 8 | 3-5 p.m. | 28 University Hall

 Lydia Jenkins

 Human Resources

Objective/Focus - KRONOS 8 Upgrade Changes:
Cosmetic features and functionality of CalTime KRONOS 8
Access to CalTime via Citrix – one timecard view
Edit personal Timecard
Edit timecards for employees
View Accruals and Totals on timecards
Icons, and color alerts to guide to the next task
Approve Employee Timecards - individual and mass approval
Instructor-led, hands-on training using...   More >

  Register online

A Man Escaped (Un condamné à mort s’est échappé) | Robert Bresson | France, 1956

Film - Feature | March 8 | 3:10 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

With a lecture from Jeffrey Skoller

FEATURING
François Leterrier, Charles LeClainche, Maurice Beerblock,

A Man Escaped is pure film existentialism. From a newspaper account by a Resistance leader who escaped from a Nazi prison in Lyon just hours before he was to be executed, Bresson created a film in which the drama is all internal.

Special Admission Applies: General admission: $13.50 | BAMPFA members: $9.50 | UC Berkeley students: $7.50 | 65+, disabled persons, UC Berkeley faculty and staff, non-UC Berkeley students, and 18 & under: $10.50

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The bar raising model for records

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

 Jim Pitman, U.C. Berkeley

 Department of Statistics

Given a suitable increasing sequence of prescribed record values V, and some probability distribution F on the line,
a simple bar raising algorithm generates a random sequence with the prescribed record values V and limiting empirical distribution F.
This random sequence may be interpreted as an i.i.d. sequence with distribution F conditioned to have V as its sequence of record values.
The bar...   More >

The dynamics of clonal evolution

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

 **Jamie Blundell**

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Number Theory Seminar: The etale specialization of $R\Gamma _{A_\inf }(X)$

Seminar | March 8 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Ravi Fernando, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

The dynamics of clonal evolution: Dr. Jamie Blundell, Stanford University

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

 Center for Computational Biology

The dynamics of clonal evolution remain poorly understood despite having implications for the treatment of cancer and microbial infections. My work combines high-resolution lineage tracking using DNA barcodes, directed whole-genome-sequencing of adaptive clones, and mathematical models of mutational dynamics to understand clonal evolution at a quantitative level. Using this approach we are able...   More >

Live/stock: A short tour of capitalist animal production, the pathogens it industrializes, and alternate agricultures

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

 Professor Robert Wallace, University of Minnesota

 Department of Geography

ERG Colloquium: Robert Lempert: Robust Decision Making and Deep Decarbonization

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

 Robert Lempert, Director, Frederick S. Pardee Center for Longer Range Global Policy and the Future Human Condition

 Energy and Resources Group

Deep decarbonization presents what the literature often calls a ‘wicked problem,’ that is, decision challenges that are not well-bounded, are framed differently by various stakeholders, involve deep uncertainties and non-linear dynamics, and are often not well-understood until after formulation of a solution. Robust Decision Making (RDM) is a quantitative, multi-scenario, multi-objective decision...   More >

New Play Reading Series: “fireflies” by Philana Omorotionmwan

Performing Arts - Theater | March 8 | 4-6 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, Room 4B

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

Fireflies (4F)
It’s twilight time.
And the small, winged things–
like spiders and roaches and fireflies–
have begun to stir and search for light.
Will Then-Self find hers before she dies?
Or will Now-Self find other ways to survive?

Fireflies is an exploration of one girl’s longing and search for intimacy through the lives of insects. Join us for a reading of a new work-in-progress by...   More >

Islam and Christianity in Competition: Armenian Martyrdoms of the Late 12th Century

Lecture | March 8 | 4-6 p.m. | 270 Stephens Hall

 Sergio La Porta, Haig and Isabel Berberian Professor of Armenian Studies, California State University, Fresno

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

On October 24, 1170, a Muslim convert to Christianity called Joseph was martyred by the Turkish Atabeg of Azerbaijan for apostasy in the city of Duin. Joseph’s martyrdom is just one of a series of martyrdoms from the second half of the twelfth century preserved in Armenian synaxaria and homiliaries. This presentation will argue that rather than reflect a climate of religious persecution and...   More >

Conjunctural Urbanism: Cities, Financialization, and Late Neoliberalism

Colloquium | March 8 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Jamie Peck, Canada Research Chair in Urban & Regional Political Economy and Professor of Geography, Canada Research Chair in Urban & Regional Political Economy and Professor of Geography, University of British Columbia

 George C.S. Lin, Chair Professor of Geography, University of Hong Kong

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS), Global Metropolitan Studies, Institute of East Asian Studies

The field of critical urban studies has been moved in recent years by a series of poststructural and postcolonial interventions that have raised searching questions about the explanatory status accorded to “EuroAmerican” case studies, about the reach and relevance of political-economic theory claims concerning entrepreneurial (or neoliberal) modes of regulation, and about the respective utility...   More >

Type-Driven Program Synthesis

Seminar | March 8 | 4-5 p.m. | 306 Soda Hall

 Nadia Polikarpova, Postdoctoral Researcher, MIT

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Modern programming languages safeguard developers from many typical errors, yet more subtle errors—such as violations of security policies—still plague software. Program synthesis has the potential to eliminate such errors, by generating executable code from concise and intuitive high-level specifications.

Data-driven research in a nonstationary world: a top-down approach to understanding critical interactions and scales from the catchment to the planet

Seminar | March 8 | 4-5 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Laurel Larsen, Berkeley Geography Department

 Department of Statistics

One consequence of earth systems moving out of a regime of stationarity is that statistical models based on past behavior may no longer be useful for predicting the future. Rather, an understanding of the mechanisms driving dynamic earth systems is needed. The mechanisms responsible for nonlinear—even surprising—behavior often involve feedbacks between biotic and abiotic processes. Examples of...   More >

Radical Poster Making for Collective Liberation: A Hands On Workshop with Dignidad Rebelde

Workshop | March 8 | 4-7 p.m. |  Center for Latino Policy Research

 2547 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA 94720

 Center for Latino Policy Research

Join us for a workshop led by Dignidad Rebelde!

Dignidad Rebelde, a Bay Area graphic arts collaboration with Jesus Berraza and Melanie Cervantes, will frame this three hour workshop by providing participants a brief history of the role of political graphics in global liberation struggles as well as sharing examples of Dignidad Rebelde’s work. This history will be illustrated with a slideshow...   More >

Formation and Interpretation of Intercellular Signals

Colloquium | March 8 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall

 Professor Gregory Reeves, North Carolina State University

 Department of Chemical Engineering

Topology Seminar (Main Talk): Obstructing pseudo-convex embeddings of Brieskorn spheres into complex 2-space

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

 Bulent Tosun, University of Alabama

 Department of Mathematics

A Stein manifold is a complex manifold with particularly nice convexity properties. In real dimensions above 4, existence of a Stein structure is essentially a homotopical question, but for 4-manifolds the situation is more subtle. An important question that has been circulating among contact and symplectic topologist for some time asks: whether every contractible smooth 4-manifold admits a Stein...   More >

Hippie Modernism Draw Club

Workshop | March 8 | 5-7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Explore the power of observational drawing at a figure drawing class with a live nude model. As we practice this traditional artistic study of the human form, we also celebrate an openness to the body and a freedom of identity expression that is central to Hippie Modernism’s creative spirit.

Free for BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students, faculty, staff, retirees; 18 & under + guardian | $10 Non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons | $12 General admission Event is included with admission

UC Day - Cal Alumni Reception

Social Event | March 8 | 5-7:30 p.m. |  Cafeteria 15L

 1116 15th St, Sacramento, CA 95814

 Cal Alumni Association

On March 8, a delegation of UC Berkeley alumni will head to Sacramento to advocate for Cal. Join us at Cafeteria 15L in the evening for a reception celebrating the advocacy efforts and the Cal alumni that work in the Capitol and Sacramento.

  Make reservations online or by calling (510) 900-8348, or by emailing caladvocacy@alumni.berkeley.edu

Digital Wedges: Pedagogy, Visualization, and the Cuneiform Script

Lecture | March 8 | 5 p.m. | 356 Barrows Hall

 Eduardo Escobar, UC Berkeley

 Arts & Humanities, Letters & Science Division of

Cuneiform, the world’s oldest writing system, provides an incredible dataset for the computational analysis of ancient knowledge. This talk consists of two parts. First, I describe the pedagogical potential of a collaborative tool that analyzes cuneiform texts for their most frequently used signs; second, I show how network analysis can aid in visualizing, contextualizing, and disambiguating some...   More >

Berkeley Summer Abroad - European Innovation Academy

Information Session | March 8 | 5-6 p.m. |  Sutardja Center

 2227 Piedmont Ave., Berkeley, CA 94720

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Collaborate with students from around the world at the European Innovation Academy in Northwestern Italy. Travel to Italy a week before the start of the European Innovation Academy and learn from UC Berkeley faculty. Afterwards, you’ll join the European Innovation Academy, an intensive and fast-paced learning environment, where you will learn from famous motivational speakers, including...   More >

A Conversation with The Hunting Ground Producer Amy Ziering at the Berkeley Forum: The Hunting Ground: Lessons from the Frontlines of Sexual Assault On Our Campuses

Seminar | March 8 | 6-7:30 p.m. |  Anna Head Alumnae Hall (2537 Haste St.)

 The Berkeley Forum, Townsend Center for the Humanities

One of the most pressing issues on college campuses today is the prevalence of sexual assault, and how it is handled by the administration. A White House task force found that one in five students is a victim of sexual assault during their college years, and the ACLU estimates 95% of campus rapes go unreported. Many students claim that their universities are unwilling to help them press charges...   More >

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Artist’s Talk: Erica Deeman

Lecture | March 8 | 6 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Join the artist of Silhouettes to explore the legacy of the portrait, physiognomy, and people’s desire to read the face.

Free for BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students, faculty, staff, retirees; 18 & under + guardian | $10 Non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons | $12 General admission

Toastmasters on Campus Club: Learn public speaking

Meeting | January 14, 2015 – December 18, 2019 every Wednesday | 6:15-7:30 p.m. | 3111 Etcheverry Hall

 Toastmasters on Campus

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

Cine Latino: Gueros

Film - Feature | March 8 | 7-9 p.m. | 105 North Gate

 Center for Latin American Studies

Tomas is a boy from Veracruz, Mexico whose mother, fed up with his poor behavior, sends him to stay with his brother in Mexico City. His arrival coincides with a strike at the national university that leaves its students, including Tomas’ brother Sombra and Sombra’s roommate Santos, in an angst-ridden limbo. Hearing that Mexican folk-rock hero Epigmenio Cruz has been hospitalized somewhere in the...   More >

GUEROS Directed by Alonso Ruizpalacios

Chester W. Nimitz Memorial Lecture: Alliances in the Indo-Pacific; A Practitioner's Perspective

Lecture | March 8 | 7 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium

 Vice Admiral Robert L. Thomas, USN (Ret.), Former Director, Navy Staff

 Military Sciences Program (ROTC)

The Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz Memorial Lectureship annually brings to the University of California at Berkeley a distinguished scholar, professional military person or government official for a series of lectures on specific national security subjects. The Lectureship provides a better and fuller understanding and awareness of national security concerns in the light of geopolitical balance,...   More >

In Jackson Heights | Frederick Wiseman | United States, 2015

Film - Documentary | March 8 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

With an introduction from Linda Williams, professor emeritus in film and media/rhetoric at UC Berkeley.

Wiseman, who has been making films for fifty years examining institutions as varied as UC Berkeley, a public housing project, a juvenile court, and the National Gallery, turns his attention to an ethnically diverse community in Queens, New York, where 167 languages are spoken. For him,...   More >

Free for Cal Student Film Pass holders | $7 BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students | $8 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, retirees; non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, 18 & under, disabled persons | $12 General admission

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ARCH/AIA East Bay Lecture: Amale Andraos

Lecture | March 8 | 7:30-9 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

MAR 8, 7:30pm** Amale Andraos, Dean of the Columbia University GSAPP, will lecture here on his work. This lecture is co-presented with the AIA East Bay. **Please note the late start time.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Proving and Using Pseudorandomness

Workshop | March 6 – 10, 2017 every day |  Calvin Laboratory (Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing)

 Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing

One theme of this workshop will be how to leverage weak pseudorandomness properties, fooling simple classes of tests, in order to derive stronger pseudorandomness properties related to more complex tests. In the setting of additive combinatorics, what is the minimal set of tests that primes have to satisfy in order to guarantee that they contain arithmetic progressions (or other structures)? For...   More >

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RAPDP - Intermediate - FM1 New Awards

Course | March 9 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | University Hall, Room 24

 Human Resources

Synopsis: An intermediate workshop that details the processes for setting up a newly finalized sponsored award, including interpreting a Notice of Award, and processing a BFS budget upload.

  Register online

Ana Hatherly and The Portuguese Concrete Poetry

Colloquium | March 9 | 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | 303 Doe Library

 Carlos Reis, Professor, University of Coimbra, Portugal; Professor Arthur Askins, Professor Emeritus, University of California, Berkeley

 Institute of European Studies

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.

EH&S 403 Training Session

Course | March 9 | 10:30-11:30 a.m. | 370 University Hall

 Jason Smith, UC Berkeley Office of Environment, Health, & Safety

 Office of Environment, Health & Safety

This session briefly covers the UC Berkeley specific radiation safety information you will need to start work.​ In addition, dosimeter will be issued, if required.

Inside NIH

Workshop | March 9 | 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 177 Stanley Hall

 Erica Whitney, Berkeley Research Development Office

 Berkeley Research Development Office

This workshop will explain how NIH is structured, how it functions, and how it reviews proposals, with an eye towards how trends and federal policies affect its work. This session will help faculty apply an understanding of how NIH works to their funding strategies.

Finding Health Statistics and Data

Workshop | March 9 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Barrows Hall, 356: D-Lab Convening Room

 Michael Sholinbeck, Outreach/Instruction Librarian, Sheldon Margen Public Health Library

 Library

Participants in this workshop will learn about some of the issues surrounding the collection of health statistics, and will also learn about authoritative sources of health statistics and data. We will look at tools that let you create custom tables of vital statistics (birth, death, etc.), disease statistics, health behavior statistics, and more. The focus will be on U.S. statistics, but sources...   More >

2017-2018 Graduate Fellows Program Application Workshop

Workshop | March 9 | 12-1 p.m. | 2538 Channing (Inst. for the Study of Societal Issues), Duster Conference Room

 Institute for the Study of Societal Issues

We are conducting a workshop for all graduate students interested in applying for the Graduate Fellows Program either this year or in a future year. Attending the workshop is not required.

Graduate Fellows Program Workshop

Thursday March 9th, 12-1pm

Duster Conference Room, Institute for the Study of Societal Issues

2420 Bowditch Street, Berkeley, CA

In its forty years of existence,...   More >

Distance Learning: Comparing Stanford and Berkeley

Seminar | March 9 | 12-1 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, Academic Innovation Studio Dwinelle 117

 Diana Wu, Founding Executive Director of the Berkeley Resource Center for Online Education (BRCOE) & Dean of UC Berkeley Extension; Mitchell L. Stevens, Associate Professor of Education and Sociology & Director, Center for Advanced Research through Online Learning (CAROL)

 Center for Studies in Higher Education

Distance learning has become a significant method of conducting higher education in recent years, facilitated by enhanced information and visual technologies. Such initiatives as massive open online courses (MOOCs) are now commonplace. What are the strengths and weaknesses of this approach? This colloquium will present perspectives by Professor Mitchell Stevens, who has studied the Stanford...   More >

ESPM 2017 Seminar Series - Isabelle Bruno and Gregory Salle

Seminar | March 9 | 12-1 p.m. | 132 Mulford Hall

 Isabelle Bruno & Gregory Salle, French National Center for Scientific Research, Lille

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

"The Right to the Beach: Towards a Comparative Sociology of Appropriation Struggles and Coastal Patrimonialization Strategies in the San Francisco Bay Area and on the Saint-Tropez Peninsula"

Refreshments at 11:30 in 132 Mulford Hall

Research Colloquium: Raúl Chávez

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

 Social Welfare, School of

Title:
"The toughest job in the world": Latino identity formation and the precarious path to skilled employment

Abstract:
Social scientist Marie Jahoda long ago predicted that the growing abundance of low-skilled workers and the rise of tech-heavy economies would produce a long-term mismatch that would puzzle policymakers for decades. In this presentation, doctoral candidate Raúl Chávez will...   More >

Buying Your First Home (BEUHS341)

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

 Patrick Ignacio, Banking Industry Expert

 Be Well at Work - Work/Life

California housing markets are constantly changing, and there are overwhelming amounts of information available to the public, making it hard to know where to start. During the most recent housing crisis, financing options also changed (and in some cases disappeared altogether). As a result you may be asking yourself, what programs are available to me and how will they fit my personal situation?...   More >

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IB SEMINAR: Swimming and crawling in a turbulent world

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

 Mimi Koehl, University of California, Berkeley

 Department of Integrative Biology

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.

EHS 201 Biosafety in Laboratories

Course | March 9 | 1:30-3:30 p.m. | 370 University Hall | Note change in location

 Office of Environment, Health & Safety

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

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – December 30, 2018 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 >

Lafayette Info Session

Information Session | March 9 | 1:30-3 p.m. |  Lafayette Library and Learning Center

 3491 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Lafayette, CA 94549

 Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)

Meet Lafayette faculty and OLLI members and learn about the courses and workshops offered in Lafayette!

Redefining Japaneseness: Japanese Americans in the Ancestral Homeland

Lecture | March 9 | 2-5 p.m. | 554 Barrows Hall

 Dr. Jane H. Yamashiro, Author

 Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), The Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies Program

Lecture and Book Signing with Dr. Jane H. Yamashiro
Introduction by Michael Omi


Redefining Japaneseness chronicles how Japanese American migrants to Japan experience
both racial inclusion and cultural dislocation while negotiating between the categories of Japanese and “foreigner.” Drawing from extensive observations and interviews with Japanese Americans who are...   More >

Seminar 211, Economic History: "The Vanishing Middle Class"

Seminar | March 9 | 2-3:30 p.m. | Blum Hall, 330 East Building, Board Room

 Peter Temin, MIT

 Department of Economics

*Please note special time (Thursday) and venue (Blum Center) for this event

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 >

From Genetics to CRISPR Gene Editing with Machine Learning

Seminar | March 9 | 4-5 p.m. | 306 Soda Hall

 Jennifer Listgarten, Senior Researcher, Microsoft Research New England

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

In this talk I will start by explaining some of the modelling challenges in finding the genetic underpinnings of disease, which is important for screening, treatment, drug development, and basic biological insight.

Seminar 242, Econometrics: TBA

Seminar | March 9 | 4-5 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Takuya Ura, UC Davis

 Department of Economics

Dr. Jennifer Listgarten, Senior Researcher at Microsoft Research New England: From Genetics to CRISPR Gene Editing with Machine Learning

Seminar | March 9 | 4-5 p.m. | 306 Soda Hall

 Center for Computational Biology

ABSTRACT:
Molecular biology, healthcare and medicine have been slowly morphing into large-scale, data driven sciences dependent on machine learning and applied statistics. In this talk I will start by explaining some of the modelling challenges in finding the genetic underpinnings of disease, which is important for screening, treatment, drug development, and basic biological insight. Genome and...   More >

DiPerna Lecture: Regularity and asymptotics of solutions to the porous medium equation

Lecture | March 9 | 4-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Herbert Koch, Bonn University

 Department of Mathematics

The porous medium equation is one of the simplest equations describing the propagation of gas in a porous medium. Its most striking feature is the propagation of the front, which is the boundary of the area filled by gas. Many questions about its regularity are open.

In this lecture I will explain old and new results and open questions. Caffarelli devised a scheme for proving regularity of...   More >

antification of Structure-Property Relationships at Interfaces

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

 Professor Susan B. Sinnott, Pennsylvania State University

 Materials Science and Engineering (MSE)

The optimization and control of surface chemistry is important for material growth and interfacial structure. Computational methods provide new insights at the atomic and electronic structure levels that enhance our understanding of key aspects of surface chemistry. This presentation will review the evolution of some widely used computational methods and discuss their integration with...   More >

Staging Grounds: Camp and the Asian Female Body in Contemporary Dance

Lecture | March 9 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 44B Dwinelle Hall

 Martha Nguyen Donohue

 Center for Race and Gender, Department of Gender and Women's Studies, Department of Ethnic Studies, The Institute of International Studies Interdisciplinary Faculty Program on Gender and the Transpacific World

Maura Nguyen Donohue shares her choreographic focus on the site of the Asian body as a staging ground for complex cultural, racial, and gendered projections in American culture by discussing her 2011 dance work, strictly a female female. She will share how the deployment of a camp aesthetic allows her to destabilize gender norms and traditional concert dance audience/performer relationships....   More >

States of Apology: The Culture of Commemoration: CRG Thursday Forum Series

Lecture | March 9 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 691 Barrows Hall

 Center for Race and Gender

STATES OF APOLOGY: The Culture of Commemoration

Sexual Slavery and the Memorialization of Comfort Women
Amandu Su, English

Politics of Reconciliation in South Korean War and Peace Memorial Museums
Kristen Sun, Ethnic Studies

The Pilgrimage: Interethnic Coalitions and Cross-Race Solidarity at Former Sites of Japanese American Confinement
Desirée Valadares, Architecture

Williamson Seminar on Institutional Analysis: "Measuring Polarization in High-Dimensional Data: Method and Application to Congressional Speech"

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

 Ryan Bubb, NYU, Haas School of Business

 Haas School of Business

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

Story Hour in the Library featuring Joyce Carol Oates

Reading - Literary | March 9 | 5-6 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Library

 Joyce Carol Oates

 Library

Story Hour in the Library is a monthly prose reading series held in UC Berkeley's Morrison Library. In March the program features author Joyce Carol Oates.

Film Screening: Advantageous

Film - Feature | March 9 | 5-7:30 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, Room 100

 Department of Gender and Women's Studies

Please join us at 5:00 pm on March 9, 2016 at UC Berkeley for the first screening of the 2017 series Being Human in a Biotech Age: Advantageous.

Professor Osagie Obasogie and Professor Charis Thompson will be with us in person to comment on the film after the screening.

About the film:

Advantageous posits a future a hundred or so years from now where declining fertility, economic crisis...   More >

The Prison Church: Historical, Theological and Ethnographic Perspectives

Lecture | March 9 | 5-7 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 Jason Sexton, Lecturer, Cal State Fullerton

 Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion

Jason Sexton is a Lecturer in the Honors Program at Cal State Fullerton, where he teaches a variety of interdisciplinary courses. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of St. Andrews, and has written widely in the areas of California studies, prison studies, religious studies, and contemporary theology...   More >

Excavating a Sacred Outcropping at Northwest Saqqara: The Ramesside Tomb of Isisnofret

Lecture | March 9 | 5-6 p.m. | 254 Barrows Hall

 Nozomu Kawai, Associate Professor, Kanazawa University (Japan)

 Near Eastern Studies

A Japanese mission has been excavating at a remote rocky outcropping to the North-west of the major cemetery in Saqqara since 1991. The team has discovered several important archaeological remains at the site. In this lecture, some major highlights will be represented and the most recent work in the Ramesside tomb of Isisnofret led by Nozomu Kawai will be discussed in detail.

Nozomu Kawai...   More >

Ramesside tomb of Isisnofret

Applied Algebra Seminar: Decomposition and unfolding of higher-order tensors

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

 Yun Song, University of Pennsylvania and UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Recently, tensors of order 3 or greater, known as higher-order tensors, have attracted increased attention in many fields across science and engineering. A common paradigm in tensor-related algorithms advocates unfolding (or flattening) the tensor into a matrix and applying classical methods developed for matrices. In this talk, I will consider all possible unfoldings of a tensor into lower order...   More >

Our Terrible Country: Contemporary Syrian Documentaries

Film - Documentary | March 9 | 5:30 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Our Terrible Country (2014, Ali Atassi)

Contemporary Syrian Documentaries
curated by Nathalie Khankan (Near Eastern Studies)
in partnership with the Arab Film Festival

Part of "To Aleppo Gone:" Syrian Culture Today, series of programs exploring the arts in Syria.

SERC Community Retreat

Workshop | March 9 | 6-8 p.m. | 2038 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Student Environmental Resource Center

SERC will be hosting an on-campus community-wide retreat on Thursday, March 9th to gather community input on SERC's Strategic Plan, new space, and SERC vision. Food will be provided. Please share this invitation with any interested students and student organizations. Hope to see you there! ***RSVP at https://tinyurl.com/serccommunityretreat2

 RSVP at https://tinyurl.com/serccommunityretreat2

Plato's lexicon of logos: Sather Classical Lectures

Lecture | March 9 | 6 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Mary Margaret McCabe, King's College London

 Department of Classics

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

ARCH Lecture: James Carpenter “Light in the Public Realm”

Lecture | March 9 | 6:30-8 p.m. | 102 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

THURS., MAR 9, 6:30pm, 102 Wurster -- At the intersection of art, engineering and architecture “Light in the Public Realm” will explore James Carpenter’s focus upon the phenomenological qualities of light as a central organizing principle of the public re

Palestine...it is something colonial

Lecture | March 9 | 6:30-9 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Ethnic Studies Library, 30 Stephens Hall

 Dr. Hatem Bazian

 Center for Race and Gender

Eastwind Books of Berkeley, The Ethnic Studies Library at UC Berkeley, and The Center for Race and Gender at UC Berkeley present



Palestine...it is something colonial
Dr. Hatem Bazian Book Launch Discussion

March 9, 2017
6:30pm - 9pm

Ethnic Studies Library
30 Stephens Hall
UC Berkeley

Registration

Professor Hatem Bazian (UC Berkeley) provides a decolonial analysis of...   More >

Rain the Color Blue with a Little Red in It (Akounak tedalat taha tazoughai) | Christopher Kirkley | United States, Niger, 2015

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

A wandering guitarist strums down his rivals—and the scorn of his own father—in this riveting musical/ethnography/narrative hybrid, which sets a sly tribute to Prince’s Purple Rain amidst the Tuareg music scene of Saharan Niger. Astride a purple motorcycle, a mysterious purple-clad guitarist (Mdou Moctar, a well-known musician) rides into the desert town of Agadaz looking for fame, love, and...   More >

Free for Cal Student Film Pass holders | $7 BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students | $8 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, retirees; non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, 18 & under, disabled persons | $12 General admission

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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!