<< Week of September 10 >>

Sunday, September 10, 2017

Amos Gitai to Teach Seminar on Narrative and Form: Cinema and Architecture

Film - Series | August 29 – September 26, 2017 every day | 370 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

The Israeli film director Amos Gitai (Ph.D Architecture 79) will teach a five week course on film that explores the concepts of narrative and space. CLASS SIZE IS VERY LIMITED SO YOU MUST SIGN UP SOON. OPEN TO ALL STUDENTS ACROSS CAMPUS.

Fall 2017 Architecture Sustainability Colloquium

Colloquium | August 25 – December 1, 2017 every day | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

FRIDAYS - AUG 25 through DEC 1. CHECK THE SCHEDULE FOR SPEAKERS. Bay Area Leaders discuss topics in sustainability.

Reunion: "Natural History of the Vertebrates" Course

Conference/Symposium | September 10 | 8 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Valley Life Sciences Building

 Museum of Vertebrate Zoology

The Museum of Vertebrate Zoology celebrates over a century of teaching "Natural History of the Vertebrates" (IB 104, formerly Zoology 107 and Zoology 113). All course participants (faculty, staff, GSIs, and students) and anyone interested in natural history education are welcome to attend.

Registration required (https://naturalhistory.berkeley.edu/registration/register/).

Summer at the Hall

Social Event | June 10 – September 10, 2017 every day with exceptions | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

Visit the Hall and explore all of our most popular exhibits and STEM activities every day this summer, including our newest featured exhibit, Going Places. Plus, join us every Sunday to discover new and unique ways to engage with science.

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

Yoga in the Glade

Special Event | September 10 | 11 a.m. |  Memorial Glade

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Feeling stressed from your first few weeks at school? Come join us for some quality relaxation by doing yoga out in the sun! We will lead you in a half-hour long yoga session--no previous yoga experience is necessary!

Wear comfy clothes, and bring your own yoga mat or towel.

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 >

Botanical Gardens Hike

Social Event | September 10 | 2-4 p.m. | International House, Front Steps

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Take a break and get out in nature for a little bit with this short hike through the beautiful Berkeley Botanical Garden. Whether you're a plant enthusiast or just want to get a little exercise on a sunny Sunday afternoon, we'd love to have you come along!

The Unknown Craftsman

Film - Feature | September 10 | 5 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Institute for South Asia Studies

Towards the end of the eighth century, an architect journeys across the lower Himalayas in search of the perfect site for constructing a temple, not merely as a place of worship but as a monumental record crystallizing the collective accomplishment of a civilization. Is he equal to the task? He faces his own fears and the forces of nature test his learning along the path. With technical...   More >

Il Boom

Film - Feature | September 10 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Billed as “The Unseen Film by Vittorio De Sica,” Il Boom finally receives its long overdue US theatrical release. Written by the director’s longtime collaborator Cesare Zavattini, Il Boom is a hilarious sendup that critiques Italy’s economic miracle of the early 1960s. While the Roman elite enjoy the material rewards of success, De Sica’s biting satire follows the challenges faced by...   More >

Monday, September 11, 2017

Amos Gitai to Teach Seminar on Narrative and Form: Cinema and Architecture

Film - Series | August 29 – September 26, 2017 every day | 370 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

The Israeli film director Amos Gitai (Ph.D Architecture 79) will teach a five week course on film that explores the concepts of narrative and space. CLASS SIZE IS VERY LIMITED SO YOU MUST SIGN UP SOON. OPEN TO ALL STUDENTS ACROSS CAMPUS.

Fall 2017 Architecture Sustainability Colloquium

Colloquium | August 25 – December 1, 2017 every day | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

FRIDAYS - AUG 25 through DEC 1. CHECK THE SCHEDULE FOR SPEAKERS. Bay Area Leaders discuss topics in sustainability.

How to Write a Research Grant Proposal: Workshop for Graduate Students

Presentation | September 11 | 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Suad Joseph, Distinguished Professor of Anthropology and Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies, University of California, Davis

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Writing proposals for funding for research or other projects has become increasingly essential for scholars, students, administrators, artists, and non-profits. The basic requirements of a research proposal are the same, with modest variations, across disciplines, fields, and foundations. This full-day workshop will address how to develop the key components of a research proposal regardless of...   More >

  RSVP online

EH&S 403 Training Session

Course | September 11 | 10:30-11:30 a.m. | 331 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.

Marketing Yourself for Your Next Job: Resume Writing

Workshop | September 11 | 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. |  University Hall

 Linda Lundberg, Transition Services Lead, Central Human Resources

 Human Resources

Create a resume that gets attention and results. Learn how to create documents that showcase your transferable skills and highlight the strengths of your unique work history.

REGISTRATION required at the UC Learning Center through the Blu portal. Course code - BECAR301

  Register online

Combinatorics Seminar: Asymptotics of the number of standard Young tableaux of skew shape

Seminar | September 11 | 12-1 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Igor Pak, UCLA

 Department of Mathematics

Consider random standard Young tableaux of a fixed skew shape. What do they look like as the shapes get large? To be precise, in this talk, we analyze the asymptotics of the number of standard Young tableaux of large skew shapes, which allow to give partial answers to this questions in a variety of special cases. We present new bounds and discuss how they compare with the existing general bounds...   More >

Moving towards a more cumulative research practice in developmental psychology

Colloquium | September 11 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 3105 Tolman Hall

 Michael Frank, Stanford University

 Department of Psychology

In recent years, many psychologists have become increasingly concerned about issues of reproducibility and replicability. From small sample sizes to post-hoc analytic flexibility ("p-hacking"), many factors conspire to decrease the robustness and trustworthiness of results in published research. These problems are important in developmental psychology as well, though the scope of the problem is...   More >

UCDC Info Session

Information Session | September 11 | 12-1 p.m. | 262 Evans Hall

 Marcia Condon, UCDC advisor

 Office of Undergraduate Research

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

PF Lunch: Topic Forthcoming

Seminar | September 11 | 12-2 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Juliana Londoño Vélez, UCB

 Dario Tortarolo, UCB

 Robert D. Burch Center for Tax Policy and Public Finance

  RSVP online by September 6.

A new energy approach to critical response of elastic-plasticstructures under impulsive or long-duration excitations: Semm Seminar

Seminar | September 11 | 12-1 p.m. | 502 Davis Hall

 Izuru Takewaki, Professor, Dept of Archi. and Architectural Eng., Kyoto University

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

This talk is on the critical response of elastic-plastic structures under near-fault (1994 Northridge earthquake, 1995 Kobe earthquake) or long-duration (2011 Tohoku earthquake) ground motions.

Oxyopia Postdoctoral Researcher Seminar

Seminar | September 11 | 12 p.m. | 489 Minor Hall

 Adrien Chopin; Brian Schmidt

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Adrien Chopin, PhD
Postdoctoral Researcher, Vision Science Program

Title: Bringing completely-stereoblind amblyopes to stereo-recovery
Abstract: Stereoscopic perception is an important component of a normal binocular life. Amblyopic patients often experience a disrupted binocular vision and may benefit from stereopsis recovery. Stereovision is usually tested with clinical stereotests. First,...   More >

Book Talk: "Intelligent Infrastructure: Zipcars, Invisible Networks, And Urban Transformation"

Lecture | September 11 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 340 Moffitt Undergraduate Library

 Thérèse Tierney, Founding Director of URL: Urban Research Lab at the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign

 Berkeley Center for New Media

When we think of smart cities, the hypermodern cities of Shenzen or Songdo usually come to mind. But when we look at the future, it is clear that all cities – from Brooklyn to Berkeley – will also be smart.
New or old, smart cities are sustained by intelligent infrastructure, an assemblage of software, wireless communication technologies, and environmental sensors. These allow for previously...   More >

Differential Geometry Seminar: Constant scalar curvature metrics on blow-ups of Kahler surfaces

Seminar | September 11 | 1-2 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Ved Datar, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

It is known that the blow-up of a constant scalar curvature Kahler manifold of (complex) dimension greater than 2 also admits a metric of constant scalar curvature if it is K-stable. I will present a partial result in dimension two.

String-Math Seminar: Monodromy and quantizations

Seminar | September 11 | 2-3 p.m. | 402 LeConte Hall

 Andrei Okounkov, Columbia

 Department of Mathematics

For a general symplectic resolution X, Bezrukavnikov and Kaledin used quantization in prime characteristic to construct certain very interesting derived automorphisms of X. Their action on K(X) has been since conjectured to match the monodromy of the quantum differential equation for X. This talk will be about our joint work in progress with Bezrukavnikov in which we prove this conjecture for the...   More >

Nanostructured Materials for Energy and Biomedical Applications

Seminar | September 11 | 2:10-3 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge

 Jackie Y. Ying, Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology, The Nanos, Singapore

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Nanostructured materials can be designed with sophisticated features to fulfill the complex requirements of advanced material applications. This talk describes the synthesis of metallic, metal oxide, semiconducting and organic nanoparticles and nanocomposites of controlled size, morphology and architecture. The nanocrystalline building blocks are used to create excellent materials for catalytic,...   More >

Arithmetic Geometry and Number Theory RTG Seminar: Exceptional splitting of reductions of abelian surfaces with real multiplication

Seminar | September 11 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Yunqing Tang, Princeton University

 Department of Mathematics

Zywina showed that after passing to a suitable field extension, every abelian surface $A$ with real multiplication over some number field has geometrically simple reduction modulo $\mathfrak p$ for a density one set of primes $\mathfrak p$. One may ask whether its complement, the density zero set of primes $\mathfrak p$ such that the reduction of $A$ modulo $\mathfrak p$ is not geometrically...   More >

Yong Zeng — NSF Funding Opportunities Related to Data Science

Seminar | September 11 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 3108 Etcheverry Hall

 Yong Zeng, National Science Foundation

 Industrial Engineering & Operations Research

This presentation will provide an overview of the funding opportunities related to data science in National Science Foundation. The funding opportunities will include those in the directorates of Computer & Information Science & Engineering (CISE), Engineering (ENG), and Mathematical and Physical Sciences (MPS), and the focus will be those supported by Division of Mathematical Sciences (DMS) in MPS.

Seminar 271, Development: "Municipal Annexations and the Value of Local Public Goods"

Seminar | September 11 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 David Schoenholzer, Berkeley

 Department of Economics

Towards a lyric phenomenology: ‘The beginnings of truly human poetry’ and Zhukovsky’s elegiac imagination

Colloquium | September 11 | 4-6 p.m. | B-4 Dwinelle Hall

 Alyson Tapp, University Lecturer in Russian Literature, Department of Slavonic Studies, University of Cambridge

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

The second lecture in the Slavic Graduate Colloquium Fall 2017 series.

Seminar 208, Microeconomic theory: Quasi-Bayesian Updating in Social Networks

Seminar | September 11 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Manuel Mueller-Frank, IESE Business School, Univ. of Navarra

 Department of Economics

Who Am I? Exploring Identity of Prospective Teachers and Teacher Educators towards the Profession of Teaching

Colloquium | September 11 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 2515 Tolman Hall

 Dr. Munir Moosa, Sindh Madressatul Islam University, Pakistan

 Graduate School of Education

Identity is central to teachers’ development. Exploring self-identity empowers practitioners to reflect on their position and practices, and separate their personal beliefs, ideologies, and biases from teaching practices (Rus et al., 2013; Cranton, 2001; Beauchamp and Thomas, 2009; Walkington, 2005). It helps them to become a reflective practitioner and embrace teaching profession with...   More >

Conversations with the Dean

Miscellaneous | September 11 | 4-5 p.m. | Haviland Hall, 227AA (Library Seminar Room)

 Social Welfare, School of

The Dean will be holding open discussions to which all students, faculty and staff are invited to discuss a variety of issues, concerning the School, the University or social and research issues of concern. Please join us!

Light refreshments will be provided.

Student Algebraic Geometry Seminar: Tian-Todorov theorems

Seminar | September 11 | 4-5 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Ben Gammage, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

We discuss the Bogomolov-Tian-Todorov Theorem and some generalizations involving noncommutative Hodge theory.

Design Field Notes: Tim Evatt

Seminar | September 11 | 4-5 p.m. | 220 Jacobs Hall | Canceled

 Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation

Pixar artist Tim Evatt will speak as part of Design Field Notes, a pop-up series that brings a design practitioner to a Jacobs Hall teaching studio to share ideas, projects, and practices.

Number Theory Seminar: Exceptional splitting of reductions of abelian surfaces with real multiplication

Seminar | September 11 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall | Canceled

 Yunqing Tang, Princeton University

 Department of Mathematics

Zywina showed that after passing to a suitable field extension, every abelian surface $A$ with real multiplication over some number field has geometrically simple reduction modulo $\mathfrak p$ for a density one set of primes $\mathfrak p$. One may ask whether its complement, the density zero set of primes $\mathfrak p$ such that the reduction of $A$ modulo $\mathfrak p$ is not geometrically...   More >

Analysis and PDE Seminar: Two-bubble dynamics for the equivariant wave maps equation.

Seminar | September 11 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Jacek Jendrej, University of Chicago

 Department of Mathematics

I will consider the energy-critical wave maps equation with values in the sphere in the equivariant case, that is for symmetric initial data. It is known that if the initial data has small energy, then the corresponding solution scatters. Moreover, the initial data of any scattering solution has topological degree 0. I try to answer the following question: what are the non-scattering solutions of...   More >

LAEP Lecture: Kate Orff

Lecture | September 11 | 5:30-7 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

MON, SEPT 11, 6:00PM. KATE ORFF LECTURE

Conversation with Dr. Michael Eisen: Bridging the gap between primary scientists and the public

Seminar | September 11 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Michael Eisen, UC Berkeley

 QB3 - California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences

Dr. Michael Eisen is a professor in the Molecular and Cell Biology department at UC Berkeley, and one of the founders of PLOS (Public Library of Science). In addition to his achievements, he intends to compete for the California Senate seat in 2018. SLAM and Michael aim to have a fruitful conversation about establishing yourself as a prominent science communicator, and about reaching out to new...   More >

Splunk Info-Session

Information Session | September 11 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Yanpei Chen, ​Senior Product Manager, Splunk

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Launch your career with the leader in Operational Intelligence. Join our Senior Product Manager and Berkeley alum Yanpei Chen for a technical discussion on September 11th from 6:00pm-8:00pm in the Wozniak Lounge. Pizza provided along with a resume drop!

ULAB student group hosts the "Quintessential (STEM) Research Workshop"

Workshop | September 11 | 6-8 p.m. | Unit 4 Residence Hall, Foothill Assembly Room

  , Berkeley, CA 94720

 ULAB student group

RSSP is collaborating with ULAB to run our first ever “Quintessential (STEM) Research Workshop”.

We will bring organizations throughout campus to…
- provide a detailed overview of research programs on campus
- run guided researcher discovery activity to identify research labs and programs that fit your academic goals
- a mock application panel with real past applications to help you...   More >

Public (Re)Assembly with Shannon Jackson and UC Berkeley Faculty

Lecture | September 11 | 6:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Shannon Jackson, associate vice chancellor of arts and design at UC Berkeley, launches the Public (Re)Assembly series with a public lecture on the Arts + Design Initiative as a vehicle for elevating, fortifying, and “reassembling” the resources of Cal’s tremendous creative culture. In thinking about the artistic, social, and technological future of public higher education, Jackson is joined by...   More >

Rahul Gandhi | India At 70: Reflections On The Path Forward

Lecture | September 11 | 6:30-8 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium

 Rahul Gandhi, Vice President, Indian National Congress

 Institute of International Studies, Institute for South Asia Studies

Rahul Gandhi has led the reorganization of India’s Congress Party since becoming Vice President of the party in 2013. At UC Berkeley, he will offer his reflections on contemporary India and the path forward for the world’s largest democracy. He follows in the footsteps of his great grandfather Jawaharlal Nehru, India’s first prime minister, who delivered a historic speech at Berkeley in 1949.

 Event registration has been closed. The event venue has reached maximum capacity. Please note registration does not guarantee your seat to this event. Seats will be given on a first come, first serve basis. Please arrive early to insure a seat.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Fall 2017 Architecture Sustainability Colloquium

Colloquium | August 25 – December 1, 2017 every day | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

FRIDAYS - AUG 25 through DEC 1. CHECK THE SCHEDULE FOR SPEAKERS. Bay Area Leaders discuss topics in sustainability.

Amos Gitai to Teach Seminar on Narrative and Form: Cinema and Architecture

Film - Series | August 29 – September 26, 2017 every day | 370 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

The Israeli film director Amos Gitai (Ph.D Architecture 79) will teach a five week course on film that explores the concepts of narrative and space. CLASS SIZE IS VERY LIMITED SO YOU MUST SIGN UP SOON. OPEN TO ALL STUDENTS ACROSS CAMPUS.

Black folk tales and the story of Br'er Rabbit: Interview with Lashon Daley, Performance Studies

Seminar | September 12 | 9-9:30 a.m. | Barrows Hall, Radio broadcast, ON-AIR ONLY, 90.7 FM

 Lashon Daley, Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies; Tesla Monson, Department of Integrative Biology

 KALX 90.7 FM

Tune in for a new episode of The Graduates as we speak with Lashon Daley in the Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies! Lashon's research focuses on early African-American literature and folk tales, and how the black community creates an understanding of what it means to be black.

 Radio broadcast, ON-AIR ONLY, 90.7 FM

Lashon Daley

EHS 201 Biosafety in Laboratories

Course | September 12 | 9:30-11:30 a.m. | 177 Stanley Hall

 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 >

Drop-in Pre-Health Advising

Miscellaneous | August 29 – December 5, 2017 every Tuesday | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | 3060 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Marie Dutton, Pre-Health Advisor

 Career Center

Meet with a Pre-Health Advisor on a first-come, first-served basis. For students exploring, preparing for, and/or applying to medical school and other health professional graduate programs.

 Open to currently enrolled students and Alumni Advantage members.

Two-Year Home Country Physical Presence Requirement Workshop

Workshop | September 12 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | International House, Sproul Rooms

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

J-1 and J-2 visitors subject to this requirement must return to their country of last legal residence for two years or obtain a waiver before being eligible for certain employment visas such as H (temporary employment), L (intra-company transfer), or Permanent Resident status ("green card"). Not all J visitors are subject as it depends on specific factors.

At this workshop, you will...   More >

Small molecule mediators of infection and immunity

Seminar | September 12 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

 Joshua Woodward, University of Washington

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Seminar 217, Risk Management: Social Finance and the Postmodern Portfolio: Theory and Practice

Seminar | September 12 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Speaker: Jeremy Evnine, Evnine & Associates

 Center for Risk Management Research

We formulate the portfolio construction problem as a mean/variance problem which includes a linear term representing an investor’s preference for expected “social return”, in addition to her expected “financial return” of the classical theory. By making various assumptions, we are able to exploit the heterogeneous expectations version of the CAPM to derive an equilibrium model which is an...   More >

Synthetic Studies Toward Complex Natural Products

Seminar | September 12 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Tom Maimone, Department of Chemistry

 College of Chemistry

Myths and Manuscripts: Rethinking the place of Timbuktu in the intellectual history of Muslim West Africa

Colloquium | September 12 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Bruce Hall, Associate Professor, Department of History, UC Berkeley

 Center for African Studies, Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion

This is a meeting of the weekly colloquium for the Center for African Studies.

Timbuktu from the air

Drop-in Pre-Health Advising

Miscellaneous | August 29 – December 5, 2017 every Tuesday | 1-3 p.m. | 3060 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Caitlin Green, Pre-Health Advisor

 Career Center

Meet with a Pre-Health Advisor on a first-come, first-served basis. For students exploring, preparing for, and/or applying to medical school and other health professional graduate programs.

 Open to currently enrolled students and Alumni Advantage members.

Scholar Information Meetings (SIMs)

Orientation | September 12 | 2-4 p.m. | International House, Room location to be posted at entrance to building

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Newly arrived J-1 postdocs, professors, researchers,short-term scholars, and visiting student researchers are required to attend this meeting to validate their arrival in the U.S. Information on immigration regulations, travel, employment, resources for families, health insurance and other practical information will be discussed.

3-Manifold Seminar: Algorithmic homeomorphism of 3-manifolds as a corollary of geometrization (continued)

Seminar | September 12 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Ian Agol, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

We'll continue to discuss the proof that the homeomorphism problem for 3-manifolds is elementary recursive.

Seminar 237, Macroeconomics: ​"Job Mobility and the Information Channel"

Seminar | September 12 | 2:10-4 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Yusuf Mercan, UC Berkeley

 Department of Economics

Clinical Science Psychology Students 3rd Yr Talk

Colloquium | September 12 | 3:30-5 p.m. | Tolman Hall, 3105 Beach RM

 Department of Psychology

Allison Diamond

Title: "Tell me how will you’ll really feel: An idiographic approach to future affect predictions in dysphoric and healthy individuals"

Alice Hua

Title: A new window into caregiver health: Using the patient brain as a predictor

Gilman Scholarship Application Workshop

Workshop | September 12 | 3:30-5 p.m. |  Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Are you a Pell Grant recipient and U.S. citizen who is planning to study and/or intern abroad? Attend the Gilman Scholarship Application Workshop and learn about the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, a federal scholarship which funds up to $5,000 towards a study abroad experience.

The Gilman Scholarship Application Workshop will review scholarship and eligibility requirements,...   More >

Student Harmonic Analysis and PDE Seminar (HADES): A Sharp Schrödinger Maximal Estimate in $\mathbb R^2$

Seminar | September 12 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Kevin O'Neill, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

In this talk, I will present a recent paper of Xiumin Du, Larry Guth, and Xiaochun Li, which proves almost everywhere convergence of solutions to the Schrödinger equation in $\mathbb R^2$ for initial data in $H^s (s >1/3)$. I will give an extended introduction to the method of polynomial partitioning, which is used in the proof of their main theorem. A new result which arises during the proof is...   More >

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: Changing Views on Curves and Surfaces

Seminar | September 12 | 3:45-4:45 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Bernd Sturmfels, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

We present work with Kathlen Kohn and Matthew Trager on visual events in computer vision. Given an algebraic curve or surface in 3-space, the image or contour curve arises by projecting from a viewpoint. Qualitative changes in that curve occur when the viewpoint crosses the visual event surface. The components of this ruled surface are iterated singular loci of the coisotropic hypersurfaces...   More >

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: Changing Views on Curves and Surfaces

Seminar | September 12 | 3:45-4:45 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Bernd Sturmfels, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

We present work with Kathlen Kohn and Matthew Trager on visual events in computer vision. Given an algebraic curve or surface in 3-space, the image or contour curve arises by projecting from a viewpoint. Qualitative changes in that curve occur when the viewpoint crosses the visual event surface. The components of this ruled surface are iterated singular loci of the coisotropic hypersurfaces...   More >

Mendeley Citation Management Workshop

Workshop | September 12 | 4-5 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 2101, Bioscience Library Training Room

 Becky Miller, Bioscience and Natural Resources Library

 Library

Mendeley is a reference manager that enables you to organize, read, share, annotate, and cite your research papers.

This hands-on workshop will give beginning Mendeley users practice importing citations and creating bibliographies.

The Bioscience Library Training Room is equipped with PCs, or you are welcome to bring your laptop.

Data Sharing: Publishing and Archiving

Workshop | September 12 | 4-5 p.m. | Bechtel Engineering Center, Kresge Engineering Library Training Room 110 MD

 Anna Sackmann, Science Data and Engineering Librarian, Library and Research Data Management; Daniella Lowenberg, Research Data Specialist & Product Manager, University of California Curation Center

 Library

This workshop will take a deep dive into data publishing. Attendees will learn how to best prepare their data to be interpreted and reused by others. We will also explore repositories and the attributes that you should use to determine where to publish data based on type and funder or publisher requirements. This workshop is designed for graduate students in the physical and life/health sciences.

  Registration opens August 29. Register online or by calling 510-642-9478 by September 12.

Where Compassion Meets Social Justice: Cultivating Social, Emotional, and Moral Learning in the Schools

Panel Discussion | September 12 | 4-6 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall | Note change in time

 Dr. Luigina Mortari, Chair, Department of Human Sciences, University of Verona, Italy; Dr. Brooke Lavelle, Co-Founder and President, Courage of Care Coalition; Dr. Valerie Shapiro, Co-Director Center for Prevention Research and Assistant Professor, School of Social Welfare, UC Berkeley

 Graduate School of Education

Schools have become increasingly involved in cultivating students' capacities for reasoning about equity and justice as well as demonstrating compassion and care. Three distinguished panelists actively engaged in relevant pedagogical approaches will help us think about what works and why.

ECON 281, International Trade and Finance: “Importers Facing Supply Curves: Estimation and Implications”

Seminar | September 12 | 4-6 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Sergii Meleshchuk, UC Berkeley

 Department of Economics

A Multi-dimensional Approach to Track Molecular Dynamics at Extreme Scales

Seminar | September 12 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Elad Harel, Department of Chemistry, Northwestern University

 College of Chemistry

Our lab is developing new approaches to examine charge carrier dynamics in complex molecular systems at extreme spatial and temporal scales. Recently, our group has demonstrated coherent 4D Electronic-Raman spectroscopy and spectrally-resolved transient-absorption microscopy, methods that are uniquely sensitive to electron-phonon-vibrational interactions. We highlight the use of these...   More >

Where Compassion Meets Social Justice: Cultivating Social, Emotional, and Moral Learning in the Schools

Panel Discussion | September 12 | 4-6 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall | Note change in time

 Dr. Luigina Mortari, Chair, Department of Human Sciences, University of Verona, Italy; Dr. Brooke Lavelle, Co-Founder and President, Courage of Care Coalition; Dr. Valerie Shapiro, Co-Director Center for Prevention Research and Assistant Professor, School of Social Welfare, UC Berkeley

 Graduate School of Education

Schools have become increasingly involved in cultivating students' capacities for reasoning about equity and justice as well as demonstrating compassion and care. Three distinguished panelists actively engaged in relevant pedagogical approaches will help us think about what works and why.

Seminar 221, Industrial Organization: ​"Playing Checkers in Chinatown"

Seminar | September 12 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Jose Espin-Sanchez, Yale University

 Department of Economics

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: Evolutions and Second Symbolic Powers

Seminar | September 12 | 5-6 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Jana Sotakova, IS MU

 Department of Mathematics

Let K be a field and let R be a local K-algebra. An evolution of R is a surjective homomorphism T- >R of K-algebras such that the induced map between the modules of differentials is an isomorphism. We will see that the question of the existence of non-trivial evolutions is related to the Eisenbud-Mazur conjecture on (second) symbolic powers.

UCDC Info Session

Information Session | September 12 | 5-6 p.m. | 262 Evans Hall

 Marcia Condon, UCDC advisor

 Office of Undergraduate Research

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

Machiavelli in Francia nel secondo cinquecento

Lecture | September 12 | 5-7 p.m. | 6331 Dwinelle Hall

 Jean-Louis Fournel, University of Paris VIII

 Department of Italian Studies

"Machiavelli in Francia nel secondo cinquecento. Una questione linguistica, una questione filosofica e una questione politica"

A talk by Italian Renaissance scholar Jean-Louis Fournel.
This talk is in Italian.

Center for Responsible Business Information Session

Information Session | September 12 | 5-5:45 p.m. | Haas School of Business, Wells Fargo Room (C420)

 Center for Responsible Business

Start the new school year off right; learn why responsible business is our business!

Students: Want to apply to the CRB Student Advisory Board? Interested in taking a class related to human rights & business or want to know what responsible business is? Find out about our events and ways to engage with the CRB at this Info Session. Members of our Student Advisory Board will share their...   More >

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 >

Ethical Leadership and Transformational Storytelling

Workshop | September 12 – November 28, 2017 every Tuesday | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

 Institute of Personality and Social Research

Featuring speakers and workshops on innovative tools and perspectives for self /group development. Our goal is to co-create an inclusive container for students of all fields and walks of life to collaborate, gain a sense of purpose, and tools for utilizing and processing all that we learn at UC Berkeley. Understanding ethical leadership and how narratives shaping the world can allow us the space...   More >

Corporate Climate Action: Strategies to Address Climate Change

Panel Discussion | September 12 | 5:45-8 p.m. | Haas School of Business, Wells Fargo Room (C420)

 Chris Benjamin, Director of Corporate Sustainability, PG&E; Katie DeWitt, Director of Energy Digital Products, Tesla; Elysa Hammond, Director of Environmental Stewardship, Clif Bar

 Mark Lee, Executive Director, SustainAbility

 Center for Responsible Business, Berkeley Energy and Resources Collaborative

Climate change is the defining issue of our age. The rise in the average temperature of the Earth’s climate system and its related effects is no longer a prediction. Luckily, many businesses are aware of this peril and understand that their action is imperative to help address climate change.

The Center for Responsible Business (CRB) and The Berkeley Energy & Resources Collaborative (BERC) are...   More >

Nira Pereg, Rites of Preservation: Video Showing and Discussion

Lecture | September 12 | 6 p.m. | Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way), Auditorium

 Nira Pereg, Video Artist

 Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion, Center for Democracy, Toleration of the Social Science Matrix at UC Berkeley, The Israel Institute, Berkeley Institute for Jewish Law and Israel Studies, Center for the Arts and Religion of the Graduate Theological Union

Video Showing and Discussion, with an Introduction by Robert Alter

In my talk I will discuss ways in which religious rituals affect civilian protocols in Israel and Palestine.

To explore this link between ritual and routine, I will conduct a chronological overview of my work...   More >

Video Artist Nira Pereg

GM Tech Talk and Info-Session

Information Session | September 12 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Speaker: John E. Paluch, Director of Autonomous Vehicle Systems, General Motors

Join us for a Tech Talk with John Paluch, Director of Autonomous Vehicle Systems engineering at GM. John will be discussing how GM’s advanced hardware and software systems are designed for use in its self-driving vehicles.

In the Fields of the North / En los campos del norte: Book talk with David Bacon

Special Event | September 12 | 6-7:30 p.m. | 2521 Channing Way (Inst. for Res. on Labor & Employment), Large Conference Room

 David Bacon, Activist and photojournalist

 UC Berkeley Labor Center, Center for Latin American Studies, The Oakland Institute, Social Welfare, School of, Pacific Media Workers Local 39521

Please join us for a conversation with activist and photographer David Bacon to talk about his new book, In the fields of the North / En los compos del norte. In this landmark work of photo-journalism, Bacon documents the experiences of some of the hardest-working and most disenfranchised laborers in the country: the farmworkers who are responsible for making California “America’s breadbasket.”...   More >

The Future of Work: Implications for Individuals and Society

Lecture | September 12 | 6:30-8 p.m. | UC Berkeley Extension (Golden Bear Center), Room 206

 Marty Nemko

 UC Berkeley Extension

Automation and globalization are shrinking the number of good, well-paying jobs. What's a person to do? What's society to do?

This lecture will offer practical advice for everyone--from people starting out, to older people wanting to stay relevant in a changing economy. Career Coach Marty Nemko will address a range of best-, moderate-, and worst-case scenarios for how the reduction in good...   More >

  Make reservations online

AIA Lecture - Beads, trade, and the emergence of complexity in ancient Southeast Asia

Lecture | September 12 | 7 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Alison Carter, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

 AIA, San Francisco Society, Institute of East Asian Studies, Tang Center for Silk Road Studies

Around 500 BC people in South Asia (primarily India and Sri Lanka) began interacting with people in Southeast Asia. Some of the earliest indicators of this contact are stone and glass beads that were imported from South Asia and widely traded across Southeast Asia. These beads were important symbols of prestige and power. In this presentation I discuss my study of beads from 12 archaeological...   More >

Nicholas de Monchaux - Author Book Talk: Local Code: 3,659 Proposals About Data, Design and the Nature of Cities

Lecture | September 12 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Wurster Hall, 210 - Environmental Design Library Atrium

 Prof. Nicholas de Monchaux, Architecture Department, UC Berkeley

 Library

Praised in the New York Times for its "intelligent enquiry and actionable
theorizing," Local Code is a collection of data-driven tools and design
prototypes for understanding and transforming the physical, social, and ecological resilience of cities. Prof. de Monchaux will discuss his latest book and it's implications for urban design.

Sing the Beatles with the Quarry Persons and Peter Elman

Performing Arts - Music | September 12 | 8-10 p.m. |  Freight and Salvage Coffeehouse

 2020 Addison, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)

What better way to start the school year than with a Beatles sing-along? Join the Quarry Persons and Pete Elman for a memorable evening at the Freight and Salvage! All proceeds benefit OLLI @Berkeley.

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Fall 2017 Architecture Sustainability Colloquium

Colloquium | August 25 – December 1, 2017 every day | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

FRIDAYS - AUG 25 through DEC 1. CHECK THE SCHEDULE FOR SPEAKERS. Bay Area Leaders discuss topics in sustainability.

Amos Gitai to Teach Seminar on Narrative and Form: Cinema and Architecture

Film - Series | August 29 – September 26, 2017 every day | 370 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

The Israeli film director Amos Gitai (Ph.D Architecture 79) will teach a five week course on film that explores the concepts of narrative and space. CLASS SIZE IS VERY LIMITED SO YOU MUST SIGN UP SOON. OPEN TO ALL STUDENTS ACROSS CAMPUS.

Computer Workstation Evaluator Training (BEUHS403)

Workshop | September 13 | 8 a.m.-12 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

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

 Be Well at Work - Ergonimics

Specifically for Departmental Computer Workstation Evaluators, learn the basics of how to evaluate and modify computer workstations according to campus ergonomic guidelines in this practical, hands-on workshop. Enroll online through the UC Learning Center

  Register online

Client Centered Micro-Skills - 1st Year Students Only

Workshop | September 13 | 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. | Haviland Hall, Library

 Social Welfare, School of

On the Move: Archaeologies of Human Mobility and Migration

Seminar | September 13 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. |  Hearst Museum of Anthropology

 Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

This one-day public symposium brings archaeologists from Munich and Berkeley together to explore new horizons in mobility and migration practices in past societies. Abstracts can be read at this link. The Phoebe Hearst Museum of Anthropology and the Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich-UC Berkeley Research in the Humanities Program are co-sponsors of this event.

Introduction to Mapping with ArcGIS Online

Workshop | September 13 | 10-11:30 a.m. | 356 Barrows Hall

 Susan Powell, Library

 Library

This workshop will introduce the ArcGIS Online (AGOL) platform. AGOL is a web-based mapping software that allows you to build maps and explore data online. Topics to be covered include how to construct a simple web map from a spreadsheet of data, perform basic spatial analysis and queries, and publish the map to the web. We will also explore finding data sources through AGOL and using AGOL as a...   More >

Apple Networking Day

Career Fair | September 13 | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | Bechtel Engineering Center, Garbarini Lounge

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Apple is coming to UC Berkeley for a Networking Event on Wednesday, September 14 and we’ll have about 40 engineers that are looking forward to meeting interested students. Please feel free to drop by the Garbarini Lounge anytime between 10:00am-3:00pm, as your schedule allows, we hope to see you there!

Wellness Wednesdays in the Garden: Flower Power Yoga| Grow and Go with Chai!

Workshop | September 6 – 27, 2017 every Wednesday | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Grow - stretch to feel longer, stronger & more balanced.
Go - get back to your day w/renewed vitality

Yoga is an effective strategy to release tension, relax the nervous system, improve focus, & increase balance.Each class offers a healthy dosage of crisp fresh air, all natural organic floral aromas, vitamin D sunlight, blooming visions, stable grounding platform, direct &loving...   More >

Free with Garden Admission

City as Nexus: Global Urban Humanities Fall 2017 Colloquium

Colloquium | August 30 – November 15, 2017 every Wednesday with exceptions | 12-1:30 p.m. | Wurster Hall, 494, South Tower

Various Guest Lecturers, Global Urban Humanities Initiative

 Global Urban Humanities

Fall 2017 (1 Unit)
Rhetoric 198-3 (Class Nbr: 21377) and CYPLAN 198-2 (Class Nbr: 12006)
Rhetoric 244A (Class Nbr: 46989) and CYPLAN 298-2 (Class Nbr: 47047)
Instructor: Kevin Block
Instructor of record: Susan Moffat
Wednesdays, 12-1:30PM
Location: Cal Design Lab, Room 494 SE Wurster Hall

The city is a social nexus. It binds people, things, forces, ideas together as a crossroads, grid,...   More >

Plant and Microbial Biology Plant Seminar: "Mimicry of plant ribosomes and translational control mechanisms by mammalian poxviruses"

Seminar | September 13 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall

 Derek Walsh, Northwestern University

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

Research in our laboratory focuses on two aspects of DNA virus biology: 1) The role of the host translation system during infection by poxviruses. 2) Microtubule regulation and function during herpes simplex virus infection.

Derek Walsh

Noon Concert: Love and Loss in Art Song

Performing Arts - Music | September 13 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

Jashvina Devadoss, Gabrielle Lochard, sopranos; Tara Scown, Signa Love mezzo-sopranos; Bethany Lee, violin; Leighton Fong, cello; Nate Ben-Horin, piano and celesta; Michael Orland, piano; Jennifer Huang, conductor
Nate BEN-HORIN For Aletha: Musée des Beaux Arts (GL; BL; LF; NB; JH)
PURCELL If Music be the Food of Love (JD; NB)
QUILTER Come Away Death (JD; NB)
BOLCOM Amor (TS; MO)
VAUGHAN...   More >

Shadow Regulation of the Internet with Jeremy Malcolm: CITRIS Fall 2017 Research Exchange Series

Seminar | September 13 | 12-1 p.m. | 310 Sutardja Dai Hall

 Jeremy Malcolm, Senior Global Policy Analyst, Electronic Frontier Foundation

 CITRIS and the Banatao Institute

Jeremy Malcolm is Senior Global Policy Analyst at Electronic Frontier Foundation, where he works on the international dimensions of issues such as intellectual property, network neutrality, Internet governance, and trade.

EndNote: Basics to Advanced

Workshop | September 13 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, Bioscience & Natural Resources Library / 2101

 Susan Koskinen, Librarian, Life & Health Sciences

 Library

Hands-on introduction to EndNote, a document management program, use it to automatically create your group of citations, insert footnotes, generate bibliographies, review of pdf importing & customizing tools.
Bring your laptop or use the desktops. Drop-in, no sign ups.

Engineering Longevity

Seminar | September 13 | 12-1 p.m. |  Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center

 Irina Conboy, Associate Professor of Bioengineering, University of California, Berkeley

 Bioengineering (BioE)

Our research uncovers the behavior of organ stem cells in young versus aged tissues: muscle, brain, liver, skin, etc., with the goal to identify common age-imposed alterations that are responsible for pathological changes. The clinical value of this research is in treating a number of age-associated degenerative and metabolic diseases as a class...   More >

No MVZ Lunch Seminar

Seminar | September 13 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 Grinnell-Miller Library

 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 >

Landscapes of Heritage at the Blackfeet Boarding School, Montana

Lecture | September 13 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 William A. White III, University of California, Berkeley Department of Anthropology

 Archaeological Research Facility

For centuries, the Blackfeet people of northern Montana crafted a cultural landscape that served as the backdrop against which life was lived. By the nineteenth century, Blackfeet ways and landscapes had changed but fragments of their past remained. The boarding school system of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries was designed by the United States government as a formal program to...   More >

Social inequality and disease-vector mosquitoes: An inter-species feedback loop: John Palmer, Pompeu Fabra University

Colloquium | September 13 | 12:10-1:10 p.m. | 2232 Piedmont, Seminar Room

 John Palmer, Professor, Pompeu Fabra University

 Population Science, Department of Demography

A lunch time talk and discussion session, featuring visiting and local scholars presenting their research on a wide range of topics of interest to demography.

Launch Pad: Undergraduate Student Talks about the Research Process in Social Sciences

Presentation | September 13 | 12:10-1 p.m. | Moffitt Undergraduate Library, 4th Floor

 Library

Students discuss the initial process of starting a research project, introducing methodological approaches and resources while inviting other students to share their insight as well. This months featured students are: Shelby Mack, #BlackGirlsMatterToo: Understanding and Disrupting the School to Prison Pipeline Among Black Girls and Yena Lee, Hashtag Feminist Movement within K-pop Fandom

 Must have a UCB ID for entrance.

Information Seeding and Knowledge Production in Online Communities: Evidence from OpenStreetMap

Colloquium | September 13 | 12:10-1:15 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

 Abhishek Nagaraj, Assistnat Professor, Haas School of Business

 Institute of Personality and Social Research

Does seeding online communities with baseline information spur contributor activity and follow-on knowledge production? I shed light on this question by examining data from OpenStreetMap, a Wikipedia-style, digital map-making community that was seeded by the US Census TIGER map at its inception. I estimate the causal effects of information seeding on OpenStreetMap by leveraging a novel dataset of...   More >

BCNM Undergraduate Certificate Information Session

Tour/Open House | September 13 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | Moffitt Undergraduate Library, BCNM Commons (Rm. 340)

Berkeley Center for New Media, Berkeley Center for New Media

 Berkeley Center for New Media

Find out more about the certificate in new media for undergraduates at Cal!

BCNM invites interested undergraduates to join faculty, grads, and current students for a lunch where we'll discuss the exciting courses, fellowships, and mentoring opportunities the undergraduate certificate in new media offers. In the first three years of our program, we've been thrilled to present an...   More >

BJCL General Meeting

Meeting | September 13 | 12:45-1:45 p.m. |  Boalt Hall, School of Law

 Law, Boalt School of

Topology Seminar (Introductory Talk): Dehn surgery, lattice theory, and Heegaard Floer homology

Seminar | September 13 | 2-3 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Faramarz Vafaee, Caltech

 Department of Mathematics

I will talk about the main idea used for the work that will be presented in the second hour. I will discuss how (essentially) the same idea has been used a) to solve the lens space realization problem (by Greene) and b) to prove the conjecture that if an alternating knot has unknotting number one, then there exists an unknotting crossing in any alternating diagram (by McCoy). The idea is built...   More >

Coffee Break

Social Event | August 30 – December 20, 2017 every Wednesday with exceptions | 3-4 p.m. |  Julie's Cafe

 2562 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Coffee break is a welcoming weekly hour-long event at the wonderful Julie's Cafe, inviting international students to meet old friends and make new ones. It's a big campus, but at coffee break, everyone knows your name.

Matrix Concentration for Expander Walks

Seminar | September 13 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Nikhil Srivastava, UC Berkeley

 Department of Statistics

We prove a Chernoff-type bound for sums of matrix-valued random variables sampled via a random walk on a Markov chain with spectral gap, confirming a conjecture of Wigderson and Xiao up to logarithmic factors in the deviation parameter. Our proof is based on a recent multi-matrix extension of the Golden-Thompson inequality due to Sutter et al. discovered in the context of quantum information...   More >

The Geography of Sacrifice (Episode 2):  Alice Stewart, the Cold War Injuriat, and Thinking Like a State

Colloquium | September 13 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 575 McCone Hall

 Iain Boal, Independent Scholar

 Department of Geography

In the mid 1950s the bohemian epidemiologist Alice Stewart discovered unexpectedly that single, low-level exposures to ionizing radiation were the cause of a spike in childhood leukemias across the British Isles, especially in the wealthier postcodes. This finding challenged the post-Hiroshima orthodoxy concerning safe dose thresholds, and Dr Stewart found herself the target of a patriarchal and...   More >

Topology Seminar (Main Talk): The prism manifold realization problem

Seminar | September 13 | 4-5 p.m. | 3 Evans Hall

 Faramarz Vafaee, Caltech

 Department of Mathematics

The spherical manifold realization problem asks which spherical three-manifolds arise from surgeries on knots in the three-sphere. In recent years, the realization problem for C, T, O, and I-type spherical manifolds has been solved, leaving the D-type manifolds (also known as the prism manifolds) as the only remaining case. Every prism manifold can be parametrized as \(P(p, q)\), for a pair of...   More >

Phase transitions in random constraint satisfaction problems

Seminar | September 13 | 4-5 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Nike Sun, University of California, Berkeley

 Department of Statistics

We will discuss a class of random constraint satisfaction problems (CSPs), including the boolean k-satisfiability (k-SAT) problem. For numerous random CSP models, heuristic methods from statistical physics yield detailed predictions on phase transitions and other phenomena. We will survey some of these predictions and describe some progress in the development of mathematical theory for these...   More >

Ethnicity and Violence: General and Contextual Dynamics

Colloquium | September 13 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 2538 Channing (Inst. for the Study of Societal Issues), Wildavsky Conference Room

 Martín Sánchez-Jankowski, Professor, Sociology, and Director, Institute for the Study of Societal Issues, UC Berkeley

 Institute for the Study of Societal Issues

Lecture by Martín Sánchez-Jankowski, Professor, Sociology, and Director, Institute for the Study of Societal Issues, UC Berkeley

Books will be available for sale and signing.

Book: Burning Dislike: Ethnic Violence in High Schools

http://www.ucpress.edu/book.php?isbn=9780520289215

Burning Dislike: Ethnic Violence in High Schools

EECS Colloquium: Planes, Trains and Automobiles: Engineering Efficient and Clean Powertrains

Colloquium | September 13 | 4-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, 306 (HP Auditorium)

 Patrick Groeneveld, Synopsys

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Transportation accounts for over 1/3 of total energy consumption in the USA. At the same time the scientific facts about efficiency and emissions of our daily transportation options are surprisingly elusive. How much worse is it to fly rather than to drive down to LA? How clean and efficient are electrical vehicles given that electricity generation is polluting as well? And how could we engineers...   More >

Web Platforms for Digital Projects

Workshop | September 13 | 4:10-5 p.m. | Barrows Hall, D-Lab (Barrows 350)

 Stacy Reardon, Library

 Library

How do you go about publishing a digital book, a multimedia project, a digital exhibit, or another kind of digital project? In this workshop, we'll take a look at use cases for common open-source web platforms WordPress, Drupal, Omeka, and Scalar, and we'll talk about hosting, storage, and asset management. There will be time for hands-on work in the platform most suited to your needs. No coding...   More >

New Play Reading Series: The Carter Sisters by Lashon Daley

Reading - Literary | September 13 | 5-7 p.m. | B-4 Dwinelle Hall

 Lashon Daley; Malika Saramaat Imhotep

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

Join us for a reading of the play The Carter Sisters by Lashon Daley, followed by a discussion with the playwright, Lashon Daley, and the director, Malika Saramaat Imhotep.

TE-29 California Traffic Engineering License Exam Review

Course | September 6 – October 11, 2017 every Wednesday | 5-7 p.m. |  Online

 Rafat Raie, PE, City Traffic Engineer, City of Walnut Creek; Joy Bhattacharya, PE, PTOE, Principal, Stantec; Crystal Killiam, PE, City of Los Angeles; Obaid Khan, PE, City Traffic Engineer, City of Dublin

 Institute of Transportation Studies

This twelve-session live-online training course is intended to help transportation engineers prepare for the California Traffic Engineer exam to become a professional Traffic Engineer in California. The course includes a set of sample problems for each session with fully developed solutions to give examinees more opportunity to hone in their test-taking skills. The twelve sessions are designed to...   More >

Is Sugar Making Us Sick?

Lecture | September 13 | 5-7 p.m. | David Brower Center, Goldman Theater

 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA

 Janet King, Senior Scientist, Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute; Dr. Ronald Krausse, Senior Scientist and Dolores Jordan Endowed Chair, Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute; Dr. Kristine Madsen, Associate Professor, UC Berkeley School of Public Health; Gary Taubes, Cofounder and Senior Scientific Advisor, Nutrition Science Initiative

 Dr. John Swartzberg, Clinical Professor, Emeritus, UC Berkeley School of Public Health

 Public Health, School of, Tang Center (University Health Services), Berkeley Wellness

Join a panel of experts in nutrition and public health to discuss the role of added sugar in the obesity and diabetes epidemics, including how its risks compare to those of saturated fat, formerly the leading dietary villain.

  Register online

Critical Theory Working Group | Collaborations, Co-Operatives, Coalition-Building | Collaboration Thinking

Panel Discussion | September 13 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | 340 Moffitt Undergraduate Library

 Erin Greer, UC Berkeley

 Angela Marino, Assistant Professor of Theater and Performance Studies and Latinx American Studies, UC Berkeley

 The Program in Critical Theory

Just two days after the sixteen-year anniversary of September 11th, which will be remembered on the UC Berkeley campus at the Art + Design Initiative’s “Public (Re)Assembly” panel discussion, the CTWG’s first meeting opens with a discussion of what collaboration is, is not, and can be (theoretically, practically, and politically). How is the working group itself a form of collaboration thinking,...   More >

Thriving in Science September Seminar: "My Journey from Physics to Neurobiology as an Imposter" with Dr. Marla Feller

Seminar | September 13 | 6-7 p.m. | 105 Stanley Hall

 Dr. Marla Feller, UC Berkeley

 QB3 - California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences

Talk will be followed by Artichoke Basille pizza and refreshments in Stanley Hall.

Marla Feller is a Professor at UC Berkeley in Molecular and Cell Biology Department where she is the Head of the Neurobiology Division and a member of the Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute. Dr. Feller received an AB in Physics in 1985 and a Ph. D. in Physics in 1992, both from UC Berkeley. Dr. Feller...   More >

ULAB student group hosts the "Quintessential (STEM) Research Workshop"

Workshop | September 13 | 6-8 p.m. | Unit 5 Residence Hall, CKC Conference Room

  , Berkeley, CA 94720

 ULAB student group

RSSP is collaborating with ULAB to run our first ever “Quintessential (STEM) Research Workshop”.

We will bring organizations throughout campus to…
- provide a detailed overview of research programs on campus
- run guided researcher discovery activity to identify research labs and programs that fit your academic goals
- a mock application panel with real past applications to help you...   More >

Artist's Talk: Lawrence Weiner

Lecture | September 13 | 6 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Lawrence Weiner

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Renowned Conceptual artist Lawrence Weiner discusses his current project for BAMPFA's Art Wall, LAID OUT ON THE BANKS OF A RIVER LEANING TOWARDS THE OCEAN LAID OUT ON THE BANKS OF A RIVER LEANING TOWARDS THE LAND. In his talk, free with museum admission, the New York-based artist discusses his engagement with the natural lanscape, his connection to the Bay Area, and the significance of language...   More >

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.

Apple Tech Talk

Information Session | September 13 | 6:30-7:45 p.m. | Bechtel Engineering Center, Sibley Auditorium

 Sri Santhanam, VP of Silicon Engineering, Apple, Inc

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Join us for a Tech Talk with Sri Santhanam, Vice President of Silicon Engineering. Sri oversees the design and manufacturing of processor chips for Apple’s mobile product family. By using internal designs, Apple can deliver processors optimized to work with iOS and deliver the highest performance and power efficiency.

Amos Gitai - Screening of Film “Kadosh”

Film - Documentary | September 13 | 6:30-9 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

WED, SEPT 13, 6:30pm. Amos Gitai (Ph.D Architecture 79) will be on hand for the film screening with Q&amp;A to follow. The Public is welcome.

Zaytuna College Lecture Series with Dr. Hatem Bazian: Immigration Crisis: The Collapse of the Post-Colonial State

Lecture | September 13 | 7-9 p.m. | Zaytuna College, Sanctuary

 2401 Le Conte Ave., Berkeley, CA 94709

 Dr. Hatem Bazian, Zaytuna College

 Graduate Theological Union

Zaytuna College invites you to their upcoming Lecture Series, occurring on Wednesday evenings from 7:00pm - 9:00pm at 2401 Le Conte Ave. Berkeley, CA 94709 throughout the Fall semester with renowned speakers such as UC Berkeley Anthropology Professor Laura Nader, Political Science Professor Steven Fish, CAIR Director Zahra Billoo, Stanford Comparative Literature and Classical Arabic Professor...   More >

The Early Years

Film - Short | September 13 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

When the formation of Canyon Cinema was announced, it was described as “a federation of willing devotees of the magic lantern muse”; Lawrence Jordan topped the charts with nineteen films in the collection. At its incorporation a few months later, Jordan was the new corporation’s president, one of its four directors, and a cosigner of the bylaws. His films have been distributed by Canyon ever...   More >