<< Week of May 24 >>

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Grand Opening of the Going Places Exhibit

Special Event | May 21 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

The Lawrence Hall of Science's newest featured exhibit, Going Places, opens on Sunday, May 21st.

Join us at the Hall from 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. and be the first to explore the technology of transportation in Going Places.

Fly a plane, ride a hovercraft, race your friend on a recumbent bicycle, and even learn to fly an airship! Explore how various modes of transportation have shaped...   More >

$12.00 Adults, $10.00 Children 3–18, Seniors 62+, Free Members, children age 2 and under, UC Berkeley students and staff.

Family Day: A Free Day of Art and Music

Special Event | May 21 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

11:00–3:00 Art Making, Family Tours, and Library on Wheels

1:30–2:30 Musical Performance: The Bug Family Band

Have a mind-expanding day in Hippie Modernism and make rainbow drawings for BAMPFA’s summer exhibition, Ugo Rondinone: Love.

• Make art inspired by BAMPFA exhibitions.

• Explore the galleries with tours specially designed for families.

• Enjoy an hour of interactive musical...   More >

Admission to this event is free!

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 >

University Symphony Orchestra: Open Rehearsal/Concert

Performing Arts - Music | May 21 | 2 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall | Note change in time

 Department of Music

University Symphony Orchestra
David Milnes, music director
Amadeus REGUCERA Skin, stretched upon the frame (World Premiere)
Cindy COX A Year (US Premiere)
Scott RUBIN Kerosene Palace (World Premiere)
Ed CAMPION Work TBD -
Jean AHN New Work TBD (World Premiere)
DEBUSSY Iberia
STRAUSS Till Eulenspiegel’s Merry Pranks
BERLIOZ Symphonie fantastique
BARTÓK Concerto for Orchestra...   More >

Monday, May 22, 2017

HST California: High Speed Rail Symposium

Conference/Symposium | May 22 | 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium

 Alex Bayen, UC Berkeley Institute of Transportation Studies; Rod Diridon, San José State University Mineta Transportation Institute; Tilly Chang, San Francisco County Transportation Authority; Christophe Keseljevic, UIC / International Railways Association; Peter Gertler, Former APTA High Speed and Intercity Passenger Rail Committee Chairman; Eduardo Romo Urroz, Fundación Caminos de Hierro (FCH); Antonio Arribas, Eurif (European Railway Interoperability Institute); Further speakers to be confirmed

 Institute of Transportation Studies

This one-day symposium explores the current status and challenges ahead for High Speed Rail in California. Leaders from the California High Speed Rail Authority, academic institutions, and industry provide updates and ample opportunity for discussion and networking.

The Symposium is free to student and faculty, if interested please email registrar@techtransfer.berkeley.edu

  Register online or by calling 510-643-4393, or by emailing registrar@techtransfer.berkeley.edu

Certificate Program in Financial Planning and Analysis Online Information Session

Information Session | May 22 | 12-1 p.m. |  Online

 Anna Lee, M.B.A., UC Berkeley Extension program director

 UC Berkeley Extension

Find out how a certificate in financial planning and analysis from UC Berkeley Extension can prepare you for career advancement or an advanced degree.

  Register online

Oxyopia Graduate Student Seminar

Seminar | May 22 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 489 Minor Hall

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Nevin Wadie El-Nimri OD, MS, FAAO PhD Candidate

Title: Effect of Topical Latanoprost on Myopia Progression in Guinea Pigs

Abstract: Myopia (near-sightedness) results from progressive, excessive eye enlargement and is associated with blinding complications. It has become a significant public health concern, reaching epidemic levels in some parts of the world. The eye is like a balloon, with...   More >

CryoEM snapshots of the spliceosome at work: Insights into its Catalytic Mechanism

Seminar | May 22 | 4-5 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Kiyoshi Nagai, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambriidge

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Entrepreneurial Toastmasters Club Meeting

Meeting | June 6, 2016 – August 14, 2017 every Monday | 6:20-7:20 p.m. | 373 Soda Hall

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

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

Professional Program in Graphic Design

Information Session | May 22 | 6:30-8 p.m. |  UC Berkeley Extension (SF Campus at 160 Spear St.)

 UC Berkeley Extension

UC Berkeley Extension's Professional Program in Graphic Design offers a study of design principles and an appreciation of historical and current trends. Find out how you can learn from industry professionals to build a portfolio and advance in the field.

  Make reservations online or by calling 510-642-4111

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Workshop, May 23, 2017: Structural Health Monitoring

Workshop | May 23 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | 502 Davis Hall

 Marc Rébillat, Associate Professor, PIMM – ENSAM/CNRS/CNAM.; Clement Barthes, Laboratory Manager, Richmond Field Station, Pacifice Earthquake Engineering Research Center

 Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center (PEER)

The purpose of this hands-on workshop is to become familiar with the algorithms commonly used in structural health monitoring. Each participant will be provided a data set and will learn how to perform damage assessment using Matlab. Please make sure that you bring a laptop with Matlab installed.

Multimodal Transportation Operations: Evaluation Methods and Performance Measures

Workshop | May 23 – June 8, 2017 every Tuesday & Thursday | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Online

 Michael Mauch, Institute of Transportation Studies; Bill Cisco, PTV Group

 Technology Transfer Program

This new online training course provides the fundamentals required to understand, perform, and interpret the results from multimodal operational analysis and performance evaluations. Several of the most commonly used evaluation and analysis methods are presented with real-world examples. The course focuses on how to develop an appropriate set of performance measures to reliably compute the gains...   More >

 This course is intended for transportation planners, transportation engineers and technicians at local, regional, and state agencies, as well as transportation planning consultants. Both new and experienced planners and engineers will benefit from this co

Interferon-inducible GTPases in host resistance and inflammation

Seminar | May 23 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center

 Joern Coers, Duke University Medical Center

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

The Role of Astrocytes in Neurovascular Coupling at the Capillary and Arteriole Level in the Retina and Brain

Seminar | May 23 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 489 Minor Hall

 Anusha Mishra, University College London, UK

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Neuronal activity evokes a spatially and temporally localized increase in blood flow to power the information processing carried out by the neurons, a phenomenon that underlies BOLD fMRI signals. This neurovascular coupling occurs both in the brain and the retina.

In the retina, both light- and glial-stimulation evoke pronounced arteriole dilations (30.8±3.7% and 23.5±4.1%, respectively). This...   More >

The Berkeley Network Webinar Series: Social Media As A Career Tool: What To Post and What To Delete

Seminar | May 23 | 12-12:30 p.m. |  Online

 Carrie Swing ’94, Communications Specialist

 Cal Alumni Association

Whether you are looking for your first job or changing careers, social media can be a wonderful tool to showcase your talents and connect you with the right people. Social Media Strategist and Cal Alumna Carrie Swing guides you through platform selection, account clean-up, and content creation throughout your job search in this 30-minute webinar.

  Register online

Supercontinuum Fiber Lasers: Technology and Applications

Seminar | May 23 | 1-2 p.m. | Cory Hall, 521 - Hogan Room

 Ross Hodder, Supercontinuum Applications Specialist, NKT Photonics

 Photobears - SPIE/OSA/IEEE Photonics Student Chapter at Berkeley

With the development of recent fiber and fiber laser technology, commercial supercontinuum lasers have become a reality. This talk will cover the fundamentals of supercontinuum generation as well as a wealth of applications.

Butterfly Walk

Tour/Open House | April 25 – October 24, 2017 the fourth Tuesday of the month every month | 3-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join Sally Levinson, Garden volunteer propagator, docent and 'caterpillar lady', as she guides you through the Botanical Garden in search of butterflies.

Space is limited on a first-come basis. Children welcome. Free with garden admission.

For more information email gardenprograms@berkeley.edu

Free with Garden Admission

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 >

Behavioral Health Sciences Department Information Session

Information Session | May 23 | 6-7:30 p.m. | 205 UC Berkeley Extension (Golden Bear Center)

 Stan Weisner

 UC Berkeley Extension

UC Berkeley Extension's Behavioral Health Sciences Department offers a wide array of professional and post-baccalaureate certificate programs intended for both professionals and paraprofessionals interested in the fields of health and mental health. Learn about the Post-Baccalaureate Program for Counseling and Psychology Professions, Certificate Program in Alcohol and Drug Abuse Studies,...   More >

  Make reservations online

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Computer Health Matters: User Friendly Workstations (BEUHS400)

Workshop | May 24 | 8:30-9:30 a.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

 Greg Ryan, Campus Ergonomist, Be well at Work - Ergonimics; Mallory Lynch, Ergonomics@Work

 Be Well at Work - Ergonimics

Learn how to set up a user-friendly workstation and practice stretches to help relieve computer-related aches and pains. This workshop is required to qualify for computer ergonomics matching funds.

  Register online

Keyboards and Mice: Ergonomic Alternatives (BEUHS401)

Workshop | May 24 | 9:45-10:45 a.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

 Greg Ryan, Campus Ergonomist, Be well at Work - Ergonimics

 Be Well at Work - Ergonimics

Learn about the ergonomics of keyboards and pointing devices, including appropriate workstation set-up, postures, and techniques for using them. Find out about the keyboards and pointing devices covered by the Computer Ergonomics Matching Funds Program. Enroll online at the UC Learning Center.

  Register online

Certificate Program in Finance Online Information Session

Information Session | May 24 | 12-1 p.m. |  Online

 UC Berkeley Extension

Learn to apply financial management principles and risk management theories to investment management and capital markets analysis. The certificate can be completed online or in the classroom. Courses are taught by professionals with years of experience.

  Register online

Time-Contrastive Networks: Self-Supervised Learning from Multi-View Observation

Seminar | May 24 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 560 Evans Hall

 Pierre Sermanet, Google Brain

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

We propose a self-supervised approach for learning representations entirely from unlabeled videos recorded from multiple viewpoints. This is particularly relevant to robotic imitation learning, which requires a viewpoint-invariant understanding of the relationships between humans and their environment, including object interactions, attributes and body pose. We train our representations using a...   More >

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.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

RAPDP - Advanced - PD3 Developing Large/Complex Proposals

Course | May 25 | 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | University Hall, Room 24

 Human Resources

Synopsis: An advanced workshop that integrates topics from other workshops to explore developing larger, more complex proposals, including working with the Berkeley Research Development Office.

  Register online

FDTD (Meep) Workshop

Workshop | May 25 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | Cory Hall, 521 - Hogan Room

 Dr. Ardavan Oskooi, Founder and CEO, Simpetus

 Photobears - SPIE/OSA/IEEE Photonics Student Chapter at Berkeley

!BRING YOUR LAPTOP!
The Berkeley SPIE/OSA/IEEE Photonics student chapter is hosting a half-day workshop on open-source computational electromagnetics. Interactive, hands-on sessions will introduce participants to setting up and launching electromagnetic simulations using the state-of-the-art finite-difference time-domain (FDTD) software package Meep, originally developed at MIT. Meep supports a...   More >

 Bring your Laptop. RSVP online by May 25.

Multimodal Transportation Operations: Evaluation Methods and Performance Measures

Workshop | May 23 – June 8, 2017 every Tuesday & Thursday | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Online

 Michael Mauch, Institute of Transportation Studies; Bill Cisco, PTV Group

 Technology Transfer Program

This new online training course provides the fundamentals required to understand, perform, and interpret the results from multimodal operational analysis and performance evaluations. Several of the most commonly used evaluation and analysis methods are presented with real-world examples. The course focuses on how to develop an appropriate set of performance measures to reliably compute the gains...   More >

 This course is intended for transportation planners, transportation engineers and technicians at local, regional, and state agencies, as well as transportation planning consultants. Both new and experienced planners and engineers will benefit from this co

Core Essentials for Better Posture (BEUHS402)

Workshop | May 25 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

 Greg Ryan, Campus Ergonomist, Be well at Work - Ergonimics

 Be Well at Work - Ergonimics

Improve your posture through awareness and exercise. Learn about common muscular imbalances and postural patterns. Practice strengthening, stretching, and stability exercises to promote healthy postures and better balance. Wear comfortable clothing. Enroll online through the UC Learning Center.

  Register online

Designated Subjects Adult Education and Career Technical Education Teaching Credentials Online Information Session

Information Session | May 25 | 12:15-1 p.m. |  Online

 UC Berkeley Extension

Find out how to succeed in a career teaching adults with diverse needs. Our classroom-based professional programs enable you to teach in adult education or career technical education, with or without a California Designated Subjects teaching credential.

  Register online

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 >

EHS 201 Biosafety in Laboratories

Course | May 25 | 1:30-3:30 p.m. | 177 Stanley 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 >

Certificate Program in Teaching English as a Second Language

Information Session | May 25 | 5:30-7 p.m. |  UC Berkeley Extension (Golden Bear Center)

 UC Berkeley Extension

Learn how UC Berkeley Extension’s professional certificate can prepare you for diverse job opportunities—in teaching, business, publishing, travel and more—both in the United States and around the world.

 Free

 UNEX 1049. Enroll online or by calling 510-642-4111

FULL: Secret Gardens of Kyoto

Lecture | May 25 | 6-8 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Did you know that the gardens of Kyoto are mostly native, that the Japanese garden craftsmen strive to follow patterns found in local nature, and that things you see (plants and teatime) are as important as what you don’t see (shadows and empty space)? Enter landscapes in private homes, monasteries, and an emperor’s estate with Leslie Buck as she takes you on a visual tour of gardens mentioned in...   More >

Free with Garden Admission

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

Friday, May 26, 2017

Softball NCAA Tournament: NCAA Super Regional

Sport - Intercollegiate - Baseball/Softball | May 26 |  Levine-Fricke Field

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

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

Interviewing: Prep and Practice: Transition Services Program

Workshop | May 26 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | University Hall, Room 192

 Human Resources

These interactive workshops are designed for those participants in active job search. Sign up through the UC Training Calendar, or email: transitions2@berkeley.edu

Prepare for successful interviews. Practice the five key questions.

Certificate Program in Accounting Online Information Session

Information Session | May 26 | 12-1 p.m. |  Online

 Anna Lee, Program Director, UC Berkeley Extension

 UC Berkeley Extension

Find out how an accounting certificate, which you can complete in just one year, can help you become the kind of accountant businesses want. For certificate details, visit the Certificate Program in Accounting.

  Register online

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 >

What really happened to the Lost Army of Cambyses?: An answer from the recent excavations at Amheida, Dakhla Oasis 

Lecture | May 26 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 479 Bancroft Library

 Olaf Kaper, University of Leiden

 Townsend Center for the Humanities, Center for the Tebtunis Papyri (Bancroft Library), Near Eastern Studies

Herodotus relates a story of how a Persian army of 50.000 soldiers was sent into the Egyptian desert and disappeared in a sandstorm. This tale has always captured the imagination and many expeditions have searched for the remains of this army. Recent excavations at Amheida, Dakhla Oasis, have unexpectedly shed light on this mythical event. An Egyptian insurgency, led by a certain Petubastis, may...   More >

Black Life: Rashad Pridgen

Special Event | May 26 | 6 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Join multidisciplinary dance-performance artist and creative director Rashad Pridgen for “Translating the Black Lives Masquerade,” a discussion and introductory workshop exploring the communal dance practice of the masquerade. In this inspirational dance ceremony, we will pay homage through movement to the countless lives lost to anti-black violence, racism, and police terror.

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

Jean-Michel Jarre

Performing Arts - Music | May 26 | 8 p.m. |  Hearst Greek Theatre

 Another Planet Entertainment

Current Grammy-nominated artist and French electronic music composer and producer JEAN-MICHEL JARRE’s reputation for the spectacular is unmatched, having been one of the first artists in the world to perform electronic music as we know it today. He will bring his ‘Electronica’ World Tour to North America, marking his first time tour here.

  Buy tickets online

Crafter Dark: Free drop-in arts and crafts workshop

Workshop | January 26 – May 26, 2017 every month | 8-10 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Living Room

 Berkeley 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. Hope to see you there!
January 26th: Printing on Fabric
February 9: Zinelette Mini-Magazines
March 9th: Hand Lettering
April 20th: Macrame Plant Holders
May 11th: Clay Mobiles