<< Week of May 14 >>

Sunday, May 14, 2017

Mother's Day Tea in the Garden

Special Event | May 14 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Invite mom for our annual tradition at the Garden. A lovely tea party, held in our historic Julia Morgan Hall, will be followed by a botanical crafting session.

$65, $55 members

  Register online or by calling 510-664-9841, or by emailing gardenprograms@berkeley.edu

Baseball vs. Stanford

Sport - Intercollegiate - Baseball/Softball | May 14 | 12:05 p.m. |  Evans Field

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Baseball hosts Stanford in conference action at Evans Diamond.

Happy Hour: Ryûsuke Hamaguchi, 2015 (317 Minutes) In Japanese with English subtitles – Free and Open to the Public

Film - Feature | May 14 | 12:30-6:30 p.m. | 142 Dwinelle Hall

 Ryûsuke Hamaguchi, Director and Filmmaker

 Film & Media Studies

Ryûsuke Hamaguchi's "Happy Hour" (2015) is a seemingly picturesque melodrama about four women living in Kobe who quietly drift apart. The shadow of the 3/11 Earthquake, however, falls over the surface of the acclaimed and award-winning 317 minute epic. Director Q+A to follow.

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – January 4, 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 >

From Today Until Tomorrow | Danièle Huillet, Jean-Marie Straub, | France, Germany, 1996

Film - Feature | May 14 | 4 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

An opera film with all attention on the performances and the music, and a thing of beauty. A husband and wife return from a party and begin to speak and sing of romantic rivals and possibilities. With shorts The Inconsolable One and Dialogue with Shadows.

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

  Buy tickets online

Love Streams | John Cassavetes, | United States, 1984

Film - Feature | May 14 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Cassavetes and Gena Rowlands star in this film about the blows and buttresses of family. “A mighty, intimate, kaleidoscopically subjective, bravely self-searching summation of a career, an era, and a life” (The New Yorker).

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

  Buy tickets online

Graduation: Berkeley Social Welfare

Special Event | May 14 | 7 p.m. | Zellerbach Hall, Auditorium

 Social Welfare, School of

Monday, May 15, 2017

School of Public Health Undergraduate Senior Honors Symposium: Class of 2017 Undergraduate Public Health Major

Conference/Symposium | May 15 | 8:30-11:30 a.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Public Health, School of

Please join the Class of 2017 Public Health major students in the senior honors symposium on Monday, May 15, 2017. The honors cohort will present their theses in brief 5-minute lightning talks, followed by the cording ceremony. This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served during the break.

Certificate Program in Business Administration Online Information Session

Information Session | May 15 | 12-1 p.m. |  Online

 Anna Lee, M.B.A.

 UC Berkeley Extension

Find out how this business administration certificate employs materials and techniques that combine fundamental concepts, modern principles and best practices, providing an understanding of business and knowledge and skills that you can use immediately.

  Make reservations online

Behavioural Signatures of Ganglion Cell Dysfunction in Glaucoma

Seminar | May 15 | 12-1:30 p.m. |  100 Minor Addition

 ​Andrew John Anderson, University of Melbourne

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

​It is well established that retinal ganglion cells die in glaucoma. What is less clear is whether glaucoma induces a protracted period of dysfunction prior to cell death. This talk will review the strengths and limitations of some of the behavioural evidence that has been used to argue for the presence of dysfunctional retinal ganglion cells in glaucoma. Establishing that such dysfunction...   More >

School of Public Health Commencement 2017

Special Event | May 15 | 2-4:30 p.m. |  Hearst Greek Theatre

 Paul Farmer, MD Phd, Medical Anthropologist, physician, Co-founder and Chief Strategist, Partners In Health (PIH)

 Public Health, School of

School of Public Health Commencement Ceremony featuring Commencement Speaker Dr. Paul Farmer. Medical anthropologist and physician Paul Farmer has dedicated his life to improving health care for the world's poorest people.

 Tickets required.

Bay Area Microlocal Analysis Seminar: Resonances for obstacles in hyperbolic space

Seminar | May 15 | 2:15-3:15 p.m. | Stanford University, Room 384H

 Peter Hintz, UC Berkeley and Miller Institute

 Department of Mathematics

We consider scattering by star-shaped obstacles in hyperbolic space and show that resonances satisfy a universal bound $\mathrm {Im}\lambda \leq -1/2$; in odd dimensions and for small obstacles with diameter ρ, we improve this to $\mathrm {Im}\lambda < -C/\rho $ for a universal constant $C$. Our proofs largely rely on the classical vector field approach of Morawetz. We also explain how to relate...   More >

Dissertation Talk: Designing Performant Systems for Human-Powered Data Analysis

Presentation | May 15 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 465H Soda Hall

 Daniel Haas, UC Berkeley

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

In spite of the dramatic recent progress in automated techniques for computer vision and natural language understanding, human effort, often in the form of crowd workers recruited on marketplaces such as Amazon’s Mechanical Turk, remains a necessary part of data analysis workflows. However, embedding manual steps in automated workflows comes with a performance cost, since humans seldom process...   More >

Modeling of Natural Stimulus Representation in the Human Brain Using Canonical Correlation Analysis

Seminar | May 15 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center

 Natalia Bilenko, Gallant lab

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

GWS Commencement

Special Event | May 15 | 4 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Pauley Ballroom

 Jewelle Gomez

 Department of Gender and Women's Studies

Join us at 4pm on Monday, May 15th for the Commencement Ceremony for the Department of Gender & Women's Studies. Our Commencement Speaker is Jewelle Gomez.

Jewelle Gomez is a writer and activist and the author of the double Lambda Award-winning novel, THE GILDA STORIES from Firebrand Books. Her adaptation of the book for the stage "BONES & ASH: A GILDA STORY," was performed by the Urban Bush...   More >

Bay Area Microlocal Analysis Seminar: X-ray transforms and tensor tomography on surfaces

Seminar | May 15 | 4-5 p.m. | Stanford University, Room 384H

 Francois Monard, UC Santa Cruz

 Department of Mathematics

On $(M,g)$ a non-trapping Riemannian surface with boundary, the tensor tomography problem consists of inferring (i) what is reconstructible of a symmetric tensor field from knowledge of its integrals along geodesics through that surface, and (ii) how to reconstruct it. In the Euclidean case and zero-th order tensors (i.e., functions), this is the well-known X-Ray (or Radon) transform and it...   More >

Baseball vs. Stanford

Sport - Intercollegiate - Baseball/Softball | May 15 | 6:05 p.m. |  Evans Field

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Baseball hosts Stanford in conference action at Evans Diamond.

Entrepreneurial Toastmasters Club Meeting

Meeting | June 6, 2016 – December 23, 2019 every Monday | 6:20-7:20 p.m. | Soda Hall, Room 380

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Toastmasters International is a non-profit educational organization that develops communication and leadership skills through public speaking.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Traffic Signal Design: Complete Streets Application

Workshop | May 16 – 17, 2017 every day | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Holiday Inn

 6680 Regional Street, Dublin, CA 94568

 Bill Shao, City of Los Angeles; Josh Peterman, Fehr & Peers

 Technology Transfer Program

This new course introduces the practical design considerations in traffic signal designs that are above and beyond the basic introductions. Within the framework of the California Vehicle Code, the California Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (CA MUTCD), and other national and state references with recommended practices and real-world illustrations, this course will explore the multi-modal...   More >

 This is a next-level sequential course targeted for traffic engineers, technicians, and maintenance and construction personnel with adequate traffic signal design experience or prior training equivalent to Tech Transfer's TE-02 (Traffic Signal Design: Eng

Department of History Commencement Ceremony

Special Event | May 16 | 8:30-11 a.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Mary Elizabeth Berry, Class of 1944 Professor of History, Department of History

 Department of History

The annual commencement ceremony hosted by the Department of History recognizes students graduating with a Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts, or Doctorate of Philosophy in History.

$10

  Tickets go on sale April 11. Buy tickets online or by calling Zellerbach Hall Ticket Office at (510) 642‐9988, or by emailing Zellerbach Hall Ticket Office at tickets@calperformances.org

Understanding and overcoming drug resistance in cancer

Seminar | May 16 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center

 Michael Hemann, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Genetically encoded tools for manipulation of metabolism in living cells

Seminar | May 16 | 12-1 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center

 **Denis Titov**, Massachusetts General Hospital

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Post-Baccalaureate Health Professions Program Online Information Session

Information Session | May 16 | 12-1 p.m. |  Online | Note change in date

 UC Berkeley Extension

Gain academic preparation in the sciences along with one-on-one advising to enhance your application to medical, dental or veterinary school, as well as to advanced degree programs in medical- and health-related fields.

  Register online

EPMS Weekly Seminar

Seminar | November 1, 2016 – December 5, 2017 every Tuesday | 5:10-6 p.m. | 212 O'Brien Hall

 Engineering and Project Management Society

Each week the Engineering and Project Management Society brings in a speaker to talk about topics related to construction and project management. Light refreshments will be provided.

Event is ADA accessible. For disability accommodation requests and information, please contact Disability Access Services by phone at 510.643.6456 (voice) or 510.642.6376 (TTY) or by email at...   More >

Career Connections Series: PhDs

Social Event | May 16 | 5:30-8 p.m. |  Career Center (2440 Bancroft Way)

 Career Center

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 with PhDs to represent the variety of careers available to PhD candidates and students considering a doctorate degree at Cal. The event requires no prep—simply chat with interested students, share your...   More >

  RSVP online by May 9.

Professional Program in User Experience Design

Information Session | May 16 | 6:30-8 p.m. |  UC Berkeley Extension (SF Campus at 160 Spear St.)

 UC Berkeley Extension

UC Berkeley Extension's Professional Program in User Experience Design gives you the training and knowledge you need to develop a portfolio to prepare to enter the field of UX design. Our instructors are experienced designers who bring real-world case studies and challenges to illuminate the theory behind UX. Find out how you can benefit from this curriculum and advance in the field.

 Free. Register online

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Traffic Signal Design: Complete Streets Application

Workshop | May 16 – 17, 2017 every day | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Holiday Inn

 6680 Regional Street, Dublin, CA 94568

 Bill Shao, City of Los Angeles; Josh Peterman, Fehr & Peers

 Technology Transfer Program

This new course introduces the practical design considerations in traffic signal designs that are above and beyond the basic introductions. Within the framework of the California Vehicle Code, the California Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (CA MUTCD), and other national and state references with recommended practices and real-world illustrations, this course will explore the multi-modal...   More >

 This is a next-level sequential course targeted for traffic engineers, technicians, and maintenance and construction personnel with adequate traffic signal design experience or prior training equivalent to Tech Transfer's TE-02 (Traffic Signal Design: Eng

RAPDP - Advanced - ST2 Cost Share

Course | May 17 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | University Hall, Room 24

 Human Resources

Synopsis: A specialty workshop that details the processes for proposing, setting up, tracking, and reporting on cost share commitments to a sponsored project.

  Register online

Evidence Summit Pilot: Policy Experiment, Hosted by Evidence in Governance and Politics (EGAP)

Special Event | May 17 | 10 a.m.-2:30 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Pauley Ballroom

 Evidence in Governance & Politics (EGAP)

We will be conducting a pilot experiment at UC Berkeley to help us better understand how policymakers absorb and process the findings of academic research. We would love for you to attend! The pilot will be a chance to learn new things about social science and political accountability, make friends, connect with EGAP, and do us a huge favor in helping fine-tune our design.

  RSVP online by May 16.

Neuroscience Thesis Symposium

Conference/Symposium | May 17 | 12-6 p.m. | 245 Li Ka Shing Center

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

12pm: Joe Driscoll, Fields lab
“Circuit Specific Modulation by Corticotrophin Releasing Factor in Ventral Tegmental Neurons”

12:45pm: Chris Holdgraf, Knight lab
"Predictive models for studying auditory perception in human electrophysiology"

1:30pm: Shawn Marks, Jagust lab
“The influence of age and Alzheimer’s pathology on hippocampal function”

2:15pm: Anna Vlasits, Feller...   More >

MFA Artists’ Talk

Special Event | May 17 | 6 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Meet the 2017 graduates of UC Berkeley’s Master of Fine Arts program as they talk about their recent work. This year’s graduates are Takming Chuang, Lucas DeGiulio, Behnaz Khaleghi, Shari Paladino, Jovi Schnell, and Andrew Wilson.

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

  Buy tickets online

Toastmasters on Campus Club: Learn public speaking

Meeting | July 2, 2014 – December 27, 2017 every Wednesday | 6:15-7:30 p.m. | 5101 Tolman 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.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Berkeley Communicators Toastmasters Club: To Gain Confidence and Find Your Voice

Meeting | January 19 – November 16, 2017 the third Thursday of the month every month | 7:30-8:30 a.m. |  Au Coquelet Cafe (backroom)

 2000 University Avenue, Berkeley, CA

 Berkeley Communicators Toastmasters Club

Find out how to improve your public speaking skills and build confidence through the Toastmaster.

If you have wanted to improve your communication skills, practice public speaking and leadership, but find it difficult to do it on your own, this is the place for you.

Meetings: 1st and 3rd Thursday 7:30am - 8:30am every month
Free street parking and close to Downtown Berkeley BART

Brand Training Workshop 3: Social media guidelines and tips

Workshop | May 18 | 9-11:30 a.m. |  UC Berkeley Campus

 Public Affairs

This workshop will give you tips and tricks on how best to approach and manage your social media presence. We will review our campus social media guidelines, talk about strategy and goal setting, and get some hands on practice analyzing metrics. Bring your questions! Participants: Anyone who manages a social media channel for their unit or department or is considering starting one.

  Register online

Proposal Development Consultations: BRDO Spring Seminar Series for Faculty

Workshop | May 18 | 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 177 Stanley Hall

 Erica Whitney, Berkeley Research Development Office

 Berkeley Research Development Office

Bring your questions, ideas, and proposal drafts to an open consultation session with the Berkeley Research Development Office.

Bancroft Library Roundtable: Native American Collections at The Bancroft Library

Lecture | May 18 | 12-1 p.m. | Faculty Club, Lewis-Latimer Room

 Lee Anne Titangos, Information and Instruction Specialist, The Bancroft Library

 Bancroft Library

Lee Anne Titangos will share highlights of The Bancroft Library’s Native American collections, spanning from original research material gathered by Hubert Howe Bancroft himself to contemporary photographic documentation of cultural heritage revitalization of local indigenous groups. She also will discuss how these amazing collections are being used by the campus community and beyond.

EH&S 403 Training Session

Course | May 18 | 1:30-2:30 p.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.

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – January 4, 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 >

Statistics Commencement

Special Event | May 18 | 2 p.m. |  Zellerbach Playhouse

 Steve Stoute, Founder and CEO, Translation

 Department of Statistics

Commencement Ceremony: Mathematics Department Commencement Address

Seminar | May 18 | 2-4 p.m. | 1 Zellerbach Hall

 Robert L. Bryant, Duke University

 Department of Mathematics

Neuroscience Thesis Symposium

Conference/Symposium | May 18 | 3:30-5:30 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

3:30pm – Brian Isett, Feldman lab
"Simultaneous coding of texture and local shape in mouse somatosensory cortex"

4:15pm – Yvonne Fonken, Knight lab
“How what we know shapes future perception and action: investigating the mechanisms of prediction in the brain.”

Toward Sustainable Financing of Higher Education

Lecture | May 18 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium at Sutardja Dai Hall

 Rick Levin, Chief Executive Officer, Coursera & President Emeritus,Yale University

 Center for Studies in Higher Education

In the face of rising costs of attendance and an escalating burden of student debt, universities are under pressure to increase productivity and control costs...   More >

Analog Light Show Festival

Special Event | May 18 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Join us to celebrate the psychedelic art form of live light performance at this festival of live music and visual wizardry.

$7 BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students | $8 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, retirees; non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, 18 & under, disabled persons | $12 General admission

  Buy tickets online

Climate Change: Time Running Out

Lecture | May 18 | 7-9 p.m. | 608 UC Berkeley Extension (SF Campus at 160 Spear St.)

 Gary White, climate activist who was trained by former Vice President Al Gore, Climate Reality Project organization

 UC Berkeley Extension

Climate change has been characterized by many as the ultimate challenge of humanity. First discovered over a century ago, global climate change was first popularized in 1989 by James Hansen, a climatologist formerly at NASA. In the over 25 years since, the physical consequences of climate change have gotten progressively worse. At the same time, a diminishing yet powerful number of Americans...   More >

  Register online

Baseball vs. TCU

Sport - Intercollegiate - Baseball/Softball | May 18 | 7:05 p.m. |  Evans Field

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Baseball hosts TCU at Evans Diamond.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Softball NCAA Tournament: NCAA Regional

Sport - Intercollegiate - Baseball/Softball | May 19 |  Levine-Fricke Field

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Softball hosts the NCAA Tournament at Levine-Fricke Field.

Communication / Resume Clinic: Transition Services Program

Workshop | May 19 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | University Hall, Room 192

 Human Resources

These interactive workshops are designed for those participants in active job search.

Write a great cover letter, email and review linkedin protocols. Second part of the session will be spent in reviewing resumes.

PEER Seminar Series, May 19, 2017: Structural Health Monitoring of Composite Structures: Application to Aeronautic Nacelles

Seminar | May 19 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 502 Davis Hall

 Nazih Mechbal, Associate Professor, PIMM – ENSAM/CNRS/CNAM

 Marc Rébillat, Associate Professor, PIMM – ENSAM/CNRS/CNAM

 Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center (PEER)

The ability to monitor autonomously the health of complex structures such as aeronautic or civil engineering structures in real-time is becoming increasingly important. This process, referred to as structural health monitoring (SHM), relies on onboard platforms comprising sensors, actuators, computational units, and communication resources. The SHM process is typically divided into four steps:...   More >

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – January 4, 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 >

Analog Light Show Festival

Special Event | May 19 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Join us to celebrate the psychedelic art form of live light performance at this festival of live music and visual wizardry.

$7 BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students | $8 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, retirees; non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, 18 & under, disabled persons | $12 General admission

  Buy tickets online

Baseball vs. TCU

Sport - Intercollegiate - Baseball/Softball | May 19 | 7:05 p.m. |  Evans Field

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Baseball hosts TCU at Evans Diamond.