<< Week of October 29 >>

Thursday, November 2, 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.

Women's Basketball vs. Vanguard - Exhibition

Sport - Intercollegiate - Basketball | November 2 |  Haas Pavilion

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Women's Basketball hosts Vanguard - Exhibition at Haas Pavilion.

Using Children's Books to Teach History

Workshop | November 2 | 2407 Dwinelle Hall

 UC Berkeley History-Social Science Project

Join children's book author Laura Atkins, co-author of Fred Korematsu Speaks Up, to learn more about the children's book industry and how to access diverse, justice-oriented texts for your classrooms. UCBHSSP teacher leader Jennifer Brouhard will share lessons she developed to support use of Fred Korematsu Speaks Up.

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

Meeting | December 1, 2016 – December 7, 2017 the first 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 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

TE-53 VMT Metrics Application and Analysis for SB 743 Compliance

Course | November 2 | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Oakland

 Ronald Milam, AICP, PTP, Director of Evolving the Status Quo, Fehr & Peers Consulting

 Institute of Transportation Studies, Technology Transfer Program

OPR has selected vehicle-miles-of-travel (VMT) as the preferred metric to comply with Senate Bill 743 (SB 743). The recommended changes to the CEQA Guidelines include a Technical Advisory that provides recommendations about VMT screening, methodology, and thresholds. These recommendations require fundamental changes in current transportation impact analysis practices and have implications for...   More >

$490

  Registration opens June 22. Register online or by calling Dana Oldknow at 510-643-4393, or by emailing Dana Oldknow at registrar@techtransfer.berkeley.edu by November 2.

Technopolitics and Empire: New Directions in Science Studies

Workshop | November 2 | 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. | 470 Stephens Hall

 Jennifer L. Derr, Assistant Professor, Department of History, University of California, Santa Cruz; Diana K. Davis, Professor, Departments of History and Geography, University of California, Davis; Jennifer Duque, Ph.D. Student, Department of Ethnic Studies, University of California, Berkeley; Kathleen Cruz Gutierrez, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of South & Southeast Asian Studies, University of California, Berkeley; Gabrielle Hecht, Frank Stanton Foundation Professor of Nuclear Security, Professor, Department of History, Stanford University; Suzanne Moon, Associate Professor, Department of the History of Science, University of Oklahoma; Ashton Wesner, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management, University of California, Berkeley

 Julie Pyatt, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Environmental Policy, Science, and Management; Camilla Hawthorne, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Geography

 Center for Science, Technology, Medicine and Society

The day-long workshop will offer graduate students and faculty an opportunity to share current research and to envision new directions in science and (neo-) empire studies.

Edible Cookie Dough Sale on Sproul

Sale | November 1 – 2, 2017 every day | 10 a.m.-2 p.m. |  Sproul Plaza

 ASUC (Associated Students of the University of California)

On Wednesday and Thursday, FoodInno will table on Sproul with DOUGHP cookie dough for our fundraiser. For anyone and everyone who misses that childhood sneaking Tollhouse unsafe-to-eat raw cookie dough! By the scoop or on an ICE CREAM CONE! Come through, you won't want to miss it!

We are also holding a featured event with the OG DOUGHP founder herself, hear about the dope story and join on a...   More >

Free First Thursday at BAMPFA

Special Event | February 2 – December 7, 2017 the first Thursday of the month every month | 11 a.m.-7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

First Thursdays are a great time to visit BAMPFA. The galleries are free all day and we offer guided exhibition tours.

free admission to the galleries

Return Economies: Speculation and Manila’s Investment in Durable Futures

Colloquium | November 2 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 2538 Channing (Inst. for the Study of Societal Issues), Wildavsky Conference Room

 Eric Pido, Associate Professor of Asian American Studies, San Francisco State University

 Center for Research on Social Change, Department of Ethnic Studies

Lecture by Eric Pido, Associate Professor of Asian American Studies, San Francisco State University

Books will be available for sale and signing.

Book: Migrant Returns: Manila, Development, and Transnational Connectivity

https://www.dukeupress.edu/migrant-returns

Politically Engaged Science: A Brownbag Lunch Series

Seminar | September 14 – December 21, 2017 every Thursday with exceptions | 12-1 p.m. | 103 Mulford Hall

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

This series challenges the notion that science and politics should not mix. Building on the March for Science and the People's Climate March, we'll discuss how research in the public interest can make an impact in a political environment dominated by corporate interests, from the major parties to the media.

Weekly discussions will focus on case studies of activist scientists, political...   More >

Oliver E. Williamson Seminar

Seminar | November 2 | 12-1:30 p.m. | C330 Haas School of Business

 Magne Mogstad, Professor, University of Chicago

 Haas School of Business

The Oliver E. Williamson Seminar on Institutional Analysis, named after our esteemed colleague who founded the seminar, features current research by faculty, from UCB and elsewhere, and by advanced doctoral students. The research investigates governance, and its links with economic and political forces. Markets, hierarchies, hybrids, and the supporting institutions of law and politics all come...   More >

Lunch Poems: Solmaz Sharif

Reading - Literary | November 2 | 12:10-12:50 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Library

 Solmaz Sharif

 Lunch Poems, Library

A poetry reading by Solmaz Sharif.

Examining the mechanistic and evolutionary basis of functional genetic variation

Seminar | November 2 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Rajiv McCoy, Princeton University, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology

 Department of Integrative Biology

Genealogies of Syrian Ba‘thism: Michel ‘Aflaq and Modern Arab Intellectual History

Lecture | November 2 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Max Weiss, Princeton University

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Join the CMES for a lecture by Max Weiss, Associate Professor of History and Near Eastern Studies at Princeton University. He studies the social, cultural, and intellectual history of the modern Middle East. His research interests include transformations of law and society, religious culture, history of ideas, and the translation of contemporary Arabic literature into English. Raised in southern...   More >

Drop-in Pre-Health Advising

Miscellaneous | September 7 – December 7, 2017 every Thursday with exceptions | 1-4 p.m. | 260 Mulford Hall

 Caitlin Green or 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.

Dissertation Talk: Communication Avoidance for Algorithms with Sparse All-to-all Interactions

Seminar | November 2 | 1-2 p.m. | 380 Soda Hall

 Penporn Koanantakool, University of California, Berkeley

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

This talk presents highly scalable parallel algorithms for problems with sparse all-to-all interactions such as many-body and matrix computations. These kernels are used in many applications ranging from scientific simulations to machine learning. We discuss a case study of our communication-avoiding kernels as used in graphical model structure learning.

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 >

Bringing Atzlán and Borinquen to Chicago: Mexican and Puerto Rican Art in the City from 1968 to the Age of Trump

Lecture | November 2 | 2-4 p.m. |  UC Berkeley Center for Latino Policy Research

 2547 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Marc Zimmerman, Professor Emeritus in Latin American and Latino Studies at the University of Illinois Chicago, and in World and Hispanic Culture and Literature at the University of Houston

 Department of English, Department of Spanish & Portuguese, UC Berkeley Center for Latino Policy Research

Mexican and Puerto Rican Art in the City from 1968 to the Age of Trump

Cognitive Neuroscience/Neurobiology Colloquium: Data Slam 2

Colloquium | November 2 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

 Department of Psychology

Data slam number 2 from grads in Cognitive Neuroscience/Neuroscience. Grad lounge afterwards for drinks and socializing.

Men's Soccer vs. San Diego State

Sport - Intercollegiate - Soccer | November 2 | 3:30 p.m. |  Edwards Track Stadium

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Men's Soccer hosts San Diego State in conference action at Edwards Stadium.

Five Tables. . .: of Cal Scientists and Their Takes on Art

Presentation | November 2 | 4-7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Drop by the art study centers on Free First Thursday for an up-close look at treasures from the BAMPFA collections, laid out on the five tables in the seminar area. In conjunction with this year’s Bay Area Science Festival (October 26 through November 11), UC Berkeley scientists give us their take on a nonrandom selection of art from our collections. Works on view might include: Harold Edgerton’s...   More >

Harold Edgerton: Gussie Moran, 1949; black-and-white photograph; 13 5/16 x 11 in.; BAMPFA, gift of Lewis Zachary Cohen.

Five Tables of Cal Scientists’ Takes on Art

Workshop | November 2 | 4-7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Drop by our art study centers on Free First Thursday for an up-close look at treasures from the BAMPFA collections.
FREE ADMISSION

The End of Loyalty: The Rise and Fall of Good Jobs in America

Lecture | November 2 | 4-6 p.m. | 2521 Channing Way (Inst. for Res. on Labor & Employment), IRLE Director's Room

 Rick Wartzman, Director, KH Moon Center for a Functioning Society

 James Lincoln, Haas School of Business; David Levine, Haas School of Business

 Institute of Research on Labor & Employment

Once, big companies took responsibility for their workers’ wellbeing, with high pay and reliable benefits. But as precarious work expands and pensions dwindle, many workers no longer feel that their employers are looking out for them. Author Rick Wartzman follows four corporate giants – General Electric, General Motors, Kodak, and Coca-Cola – through the twentieth century’s booms and busts,...   More >

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Serge Lang Undergraduate Lecture: When the precision of mathematics meets the messiness of the world of people

Lecture | November 2 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall | Note change in date

 Keith Devlin, Stanford

 Department of Mathematics

Almost all mathematicians are attracted to the subject by its certainty and precision. It’s one of the most finely sharpened blades in the human cognitive armory. It rules supreme in many parts of Physics and Engineering. It is almost as precise when applied to the activities of large populations of living creatures, including humans, though the precision then is a statistical one that applies...   More >

How Everything Became War And The Military Became Everything

Lecture | November 2 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Rosa Brooks, Georgetown University

 Institute of International Studies

Rosa Brooks is one of the nation’s top experts on national security and the changing nature of warfare. Her most recent book, How Everything Became War and the Military Became Everything, was a New York Times Notable Book of 2016. A journalist and a law professor at Georgetown University, Brooks -- the daughter of left-wing anti-war activists and the wife of a US Army Special Forces officer --...   More >

Nandini Sundar | Hostages to Democracy - India at 70: The Indo-American Community Lecturer at UC Berkeley for 2017

Lecture | November 2 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room) | Note change in location

 Nandini Sundar, Professor of Sociology, Delhi School of Economics, Delhi University

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Master of Development Practice, Department of Sociology, Department of Gender and Women's Studies, Project on Political Conflict, Gender and People's Rights at the Center for Race and Gender, Berkeley Journal of Gender, Law, and Justice, South Asian Law Students Association

Lecture by noted social anthropologist and Professor of Sociology in the Delhi School of Economics, Dr. Nandini Sundar.

GWE Craft Night

Social Event | November 2 | 5-7 p.m. |  Anthony Hall

 Graduate Assembly

Join Graduate Women in Engineering (GWE) at our annual Craft Night! Come and decorate your own knitted headband! We provide the supplies so just show up!

RSVP at https://tinyurl.com/GWEcraftnight

Making as Research | Artist Talk and DIY Couture Fashion Lab with Angie Wilson

Lecture | November 2 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | 126 Dwinelle Annex

 Angie Wilson

 Arts Research Center

Angie Wilson mines seismic cultural shifts and the subtleties of consciousness in her textile-based sculpture and installations. She will be discussing current and recent projects including Protest Curtains, collaborative projects resisting racism, xenophobia and inequality, as well as her woven meditations on space and time.

OpenTable Info-Session and Tech Talk: Data Science for the Hospitality Domain

Information Session | November 2 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

At OpenTable, our teams build dream software for restaurants. Our cloud restaurant operation solutions help our partners deliver phenomenal hospitality.

Please join us for a Tech Talk by Igor Gammer, Principal Data Science Engineer.

Pizza will be provided.

Stay Informed and Plan Ahead: Joining the Immigration Attorney to Learn the Ins and Outs of H1B Job Visa and other Post Graduation Employment Options

Workshop | November 2 | 6-8 p.m. | Career Center (2440 Bancroft Way), Blue & Gold Rooms

 Berkeley International Office(BIO)), Career Center

Stay Informed and Plan Ahead: Joining the Immigration Attorney to Learn the Ins and Outs of H1B Job Visa and other Post Graduation Employment Options

Advanced registration in Handshake is recommended.

Post-Baccalaureate Health Professions Program

Information Session | November 2 | 6-7:30 p.m. | 212 UC Berkeley Extension (Golden Bear Center)

 UC Berkeley Extension

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

 Free

 UNEX 1057. Enroll online or by calling 510-642-4111

How Christians Think: A Conversation with Marvin Olasky at the Berkeley Forum

Lecture | November 2 | 6-7 p.m. | 102 Wheeler Hall

 Marvin Olasky, WORLD Magazine

 The Berkeley Forum

At a time of heightened political anxiety, the line that sets apart religion and politics is rarely defined. As WORLD Magazine Editor-in-Chief and a former advisor to President George W. Bush, Dr. Marvin Olasky has been at the forefront of interpreting world events through a Christian lens. On this 500th anniversary of the Reformation, Dr. Olasky will discuss the importance of understanding how...   More >

Free

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The DOUGHP Story + New Flavor Creation Contest

Social Event | November 2 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | 145 Moffitt Undergraduate Library

 Kelsey Witherow, DOUGHP SF

 Berkeley Food Institute

Kelsey Witherow (inventor for DOUGHP cookie dough) will be sharing about her journey and how she started up DOUGHP. Afterwards, there will be a tasting event as well as a "New Flavor Creation Contest" judged by Kelsey herself! The winning flavor will have their flavor featured in the DOUGHP store in SF, and you get to take home some free dough!!

Diwali Celebration and Annkut at UC Berkeley

Special Event | November 2 | 6:45-9 p.m. |  Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center

 UC Berkeley BAPS Camps Fellowship

In the Joy of Others: Diwali and Annkut at UC Berkeley

Free Indian Dinner and Be sure to where Indian Clothes if you have them!

  RSVP online or by calling Yagna Patel at 510-378-2934, or by emailing Yagna Patel at ruchitm@berkeley.edu

Astronomy Night at UC Berkeley

Lecture | November 2 | 7-9:30 p.m. | 131 Campbell Hall

 Steve Croft, SETI

 Department of Astronomy

Join us for our monthly Astro Night series at UC Berkeley! This month, come learn all about the search for intelligent life in the Universe. After, you are invited on our rooftop for stargazing and a grew view of the city!

Doors to Campbell Hall open at 6:30pm, and lecture is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Feel free to come and go during stargazing.

 Talk is aimed at a high school science level.

Film Series: Abundant Land Screening

Film - Documentary | November 2 | 7-9:30 p.m. | 102 Wurster Hall

 Student Environmental Resource Center

Join SERC and SOGA for a screening of Abundant Land, a documentary that follows a Hawaiian community on Moloka’i opposing the biotech industry’s use of the island to test genetically engineered seeds. Following the screening will be a discussion with the film's director Natasha Florentino. Refreshments will be served!

Facebook event: tinyurl.com/UCBAbundantLand

Picture of Light

Film - Documentary | November 2 | 7-8:45 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Peter Mettler’s remarkable documentary about the Northern Lights is his most fully realized cinematic expression of his quest for a spiritual synthesis of “self and surround.”

Friday, November 3, 2017

Chemistry Graduate Life Committee November Meeting

Meeting | November 3 | Latimer Hall, Bixby North

 Members, Chemistry Graduate Life Committee

 College of Chemistry

The Chemistry Graduate Life Committee exists to support graduate students in the Chemistry Department at UC Berkeley. We provide peer mentoring, advocate for graduate student wellness, coordinate social events, distribute news of campus events and resources, and coordinate recruiting weekends. We meet monthly. Joining the CGLC is easy: just show up and introduce yourself!

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.

Federalism in the Trump era

Conference/Symposium | November 3 | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, Booth Auditorium

 Chief Justice Tani G. Cantil-Sakauye, California Supreme Court

 Law, Boalt School of

This full-day conference will bring together a diverse set of scholars, practitioners, and policymakers to explore what federalism means now. In this era of shifting state and federal policy positions, what constraints and opportunities does federalism present? Can people of different views agree on rules and principles to guide us going forward?

Free

Criminal Justice at a Crossroads

Conference/Symposium | November 3 | 8:45 a.m.-6 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, Warren Room

 Edwin Meese III, The Heritage Foundation

 Law, Boalt School of

Criminal justice reform, in its many manifestations, is a difficult and controversial issue. Some “believe that our current sentencing regime is unfair, that too much discretion has been removed from judges, that the pendulum has swung too far in terms of imposing harsh sentences, and that increased incarceration has led to other inequities in our society.” Others believe that increased...   More >

Clark Kerr Garden Open Work Hours

Tour/Open House | October 27 – December 8, 2017 every Friday | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Clark Kerr Campus

 Campus Gardens

Located on the CKC campus, sponsored by UC Grounds Dept. and Cal Dining

“I am a Parrot”: Socialization into Literacy and Epistemic Ideologies through Rote Learning in India

Lecture | November 3 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 33 Dwinelle Hall

 Usree Bhattacharya, University of Georgia

 Berkeley Language Center, Center for Ethnographic Research

Pervasive in rural and poorer schools in India, rote practices have received widespread criticism in educational literature for constraining the learning of English as well as educational content (e.g., Annamalai, 2004; Bhattacharya, 2013; Mohanty, 2008). Less studied, however, has been how rote practices 1) shape what students in such schools construct as learning, and 2) inform how they see...   More >

Jacobs Design Conversations: Silvia Lindtner, "The Promise of Making: Desiring Alternatives, Hacking Capitalism and Prototyping Inequality"

Lecture | November 3 | 12-1 p.m. | 310 Jacobs Hall

 Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation

University of Michigan assistant professor Silvia Lindtner will speak at Jacobs Hall as part of the Jacobs Design Conversations series.

Human Rights Center's Fellowship Conference

Presentation | November 3 | 12-4 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, Goldberg Room

 Human Rights Center

The 2017 Human Rights Center Fellowship Conference at UC Berkeley School of Law features 14 extraordinary students from three University of California campuses whose work spanned Peru, Brazil, Mexico, India, Mongolia, Syria, Turkey, and the United States. The Fellows addressed the rights of children, immigrants, climate refugees, women, indigenous people, and the dying. They worked with activists...   More >

Certificate Program in Clinical Research Conduct and Management Online Information Session

Information Session | November 3 | 12-1 p.m. |  Online

  , Berkeley, CA

 UC Berkeley Extension

Learn how this professional certificate can help you launch or advance your career in clinical research by enhancing your knowledge of clinical trials. For more information about the program, visit extension.berkeley.edu/cert/clinical.html.

  Register online

Human Rights Center 2017 Fellowship Conference

Presentation | November 3 | 12-4 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, Goldberg Room

 Human Rights Center

The 2017 Human Rights Center Fellowship Conference at UC Berkeley School of Law features 14 extraordinary students from three University of California campuses whose work spanned Peru, Brazil, Mexico, India, Mongolia, Syria, Turkey, and the United States. The Fellows addressed the rights of children, immigrants, climate refugees, women, indigenous people, and the dying. They worked with activists...   More >

Making as Research | DIY Couture Fashion Lab with Angie Wilson

Workshop | November 3 | 12-6 p.m. | 126 Dwinelle Annex

 Angie Wilson

 Arts Research Center

Angie Wilson mines seismic cultural shifts and the subtleties of consciousness in her textile-based sculpture and installations. She will be discussing current and recent projects including Protest Curtains, collaborative projects resisting racism, xenophobia and inequality, as well as her woven meditations on space and time.

Dancing for Fun and Fitness (BEUHS605)

Workshop | November 3 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 251 Hearst Gymnasium

 Nadia Qabazard

 Be Well at Work - Wellness

Fit some fun and fitness into your day with these free, beginner dance classes. Zumba will be on 9/8 and 12/1, Samba will be on 10/6 and Polynesian/Hula will be on 11/3. No partner required. Comfortable clothing and athletic shoes recommended.

  Register online

Talking About Combinatorial Objects Student Seminar: Oriented Matroids and Linear Programming

Seminar | November 3 | 1-2 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Leon Zhang, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

We review the basics of linear programming and describe a generalization to oriented matroids. We then discuss analogues of linear programming duality and the simplex algorithm in the matroidal setting.

Solid State Technology and Devices Seminar: More-than-Moore with Integrated Silicon-Photonics

Seminar | November 3 | 1-2 p.m. | Cory Hall, 521 Cory (Hogan Room)

 Vladimir Stojanovic, UC Berkeley

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

In this talk we'll present the latest results on the integration of silicon-photonic interconnects into a monolithic platform (45nm SOI logic process and bulk CMOS memory periphery process). These include world's first microprocessor communicating to the outside world with monolithically integrated Si-Photonic devices, as well as first demonstrations of photonics in bulk CMOS processes. We’ll...   More >

Presenting archaeological data in ArcGIS: From Pivot tables to Maps.

Workshop | November 3 | 1:10-4 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Nicholas Tripcevich, Archaeological Research Facility, UC Berkeley

 Archaeological Research Facility

This introductory GIS workshop will walk through some techniques for preparing maps in ArcGIS 10 for use in presentations, in publications, and in fieldwork.

 Workshops cost $50 for non-UC attendees. The workshops are free for students, faculty, and staff. Make reservations 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 >

Racemic Hydrogels from Self-Assembling Mirror Image Peptides: Predictions from Pauling and Corey: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | November 3 | 2-3 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall | Note change in location

 Joel P. Schneider, Deputy Director, NIH Center for Cancer Research

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

Hydrogels prepared from self-assembling peptides are promising materials for medical applications, and using both L- and D-peptide isomers in a gel’s formulation provides an intuitive way to control the proteolytic degradation of an implanted material. In the course of developing gels for delivery applications, we discovered that a racemic mixture of the mirror-image β-hairpin peptides,...   More >

Student Probability/PDE Seminar: An overview of Homogenization Techniques for Hamilton-Jacobi PDE III

Seminar | November 3 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Fraydoun Rezakhanlou, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Composition Colloquium: Charles Amirkanian

Colloquium | November 3 | 3 p.m. | 125 Morrison Hall

 Department of Music

3-4:30, Morrison 125 (unless otherwise noted)

Free and open to the public

Anthony Cheung (b. 1982, San Francisco) is a composer and pianist. His output ranges from solo to orchestral works, occasionally with electronics. His music has been commissioned by leading groups such as the Ensemble Modern, Ensemble Intercontemporain, New York Philharmonic, Cleveland Orchestra, Frankfurt Radio...   More >

MENA Salon: "After" ISIS

Workshop | November 3 | 3-4 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Every Friday in the semester, the CMES hosts an informal weekly coffee hour and guided discussion of current events in the Middle East and North Africa, open to all and free of charge. Check the calendar the Monday before the Salon for the current week's topic.

Developments in the Marketplace for Cultural Materials, with Implications for Access and Preservation

Seminar | November 3 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 107 South Hall

 Clifford Lynch

 Information, School of

In this seminar session, I will discuss some emerging and troublesome developments that are becoming clear as the marketplace for cultural materials becomes not only increasingly digital, but also fragments into huge numbers of separate distribution channels, and shifts from the (sort of permanent) licensing of digital objects to their performance through streaming. In addition, I'll summarize...   More >

Glenn T. Seaborg Lecture in Inorganic Chemistry: Endowing Organometallic Catalysis with a Genetic Memory

Seminar | November 3 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Thomas Ward, University of Basel

 College of Chemistry

With the aim of integrating artificial metalloenzymes in vivo, the second talk will present our efforts to combine ArMs with natural enzymes to mimic fundamental features of the metabolism including: cascade reactions, up- and cross-regulation. Having identified the critical metabolites leading to ArM’s inhibition in cellulo, our efforts towards performing catalysis in the periplasm of E. coli...   More >

The Ambassador's Story: Henry Morgenthau, the Armenian Genocide, and the Problem of Humanitarian Intervention: The Gerald D. and Norma Feldman Annual Lecture

Lecture | November 3 | 4 p.m. |  Bancroft Hotel

 2680 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Margaret Lavinia Anderson, Professor of History Emerita, University of California, Berkeley

 Institute of European Studies, Department of History

Ambassador Morgenthau's Story (1918) depicts the horros visited on the Armenian people by the Young Turk regime, as well as author Henry Morgenthau's own efforts to thwart the genocide and alert the world. A Critical reading of his memoir and of German diplomatic documents suggest his story was less straightforward. What Morgenthau really said and did in 1915 raises questions about what a state...   More >

Air/Qi Connections: Notes from the History of Science and Medicine

Colloquium | November 3 | 4-6 p.m. | Faculty Club, Heyns Room

 Ruth Rogaski, History, Vanderbilt University

 Wen-hsin Yeh, History, UC Berkeley

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

What is the relationship between the air we breathe (in Chinese, kongqi) and the qi of Chinese medicine? This talk explores the history of this intersection in order to better understand the cultural underpinnings of the connection between health and environment in China today. Typically translated into English as “vital energy,” qi has long been at the core of traditional Chinese conceptions of...   More >

Optimal Coordination of Connected and Autonomous Cars in Smart Cities

Lecture | November 3 | 4 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Ardalan Vahidi, Clemson University

 Institute of Transportation Studies

Connectivity and autonomy of cars and roadside infrastructure is expected to transform urban transportation. For instance, cooperation between intelligent cars and intersection control units can harmonize traffic flow, increase energy efficiency, and enhance safety and passenger comfort.

This talk takes a closer look at some of these potentials. In one experimental case study, we demonstrate...   More >

Moments Without Proper Names

Film - Documentary | November 3 | 4-5:40 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

In this beautiful, expressionistic essay film, Gordon Parks reflects on how America shaped him, from his childhood on a Kansas farm to the Civil Rights Movement and the Vietnam War. With shorts Flavio and Diary of a Harlem Family.

Student / postdoc PDE seminar: A gradient flow approach to thresholding in higher codimensions

Seminar | November 3 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Tim Laux, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Student Arithmetic Geometry Seminar: Toric degenerations of projective varieties

Seminar | November 3 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Minseon Shin, UCB

 Department of Mathematics

I will discuss the preprint "Toric degenerations of projective varieties" (https://arxiv.org/abs/1708.02698) of Kiumars Kaveh and Takuya Murata.

Logic Colloquium: Alan Turing and the Other Theory of Computation.

Colloquium | November 3 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Lenore Blum, Carnegie Mellon University

 Department of Mathematics

Most logicians and theoretical computer scientists are familiar with Alan Turing’s 1936 seminal paper setting the stage for the foundational (discrete) theory of computation. Most however remain unaware of Turing’s 1948 seminal paper introducing the notion of condition, setting the stage for a natural theory of complexity for what I call the “other theory of computation” emanating from...   More >

Global Lives Project in Theater 2

Film - Documentary | November 3 | 5-6:40 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Explore the diversity of human experience with videos from the Global Lives Project, which capture twenty-four hours in the lives of individuals around the globe.

The Mongols and the Changing Patterns of Indian Ocean Connections

Lecture | November 3 | 5-7 p.m. |  Alumni House

 Tansen Sen, NYU Shanghai

 Tang Center for Silk Road Studies, Mongolia Initiative, Institute for South Asia Studies

In the thirteenth century, the expansion of Mongol forces under Genghis Khan and his descendants resulted in the formation of a vast Eurasian empire stretching from the Korean peninsula to central Europe. Despite the eventual fragmentation of this Mongol empire into four contending khanates, the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries witnessed unprecedented interactions between polities and...   More >

Calligraphy Workshop with Lauren McIntosh

Workshop | November 3 | 6-7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Join artist McIntosh for a calligraphy workshop inspired by the artworks in To the Letter: Regarding the Written Word.
INCLUDED WITH ADMISSION

Full: Splinter Reeds

Performing Arts - Music | November 3 | 7-8 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

This all-reed quintet makes its second appearance at BAMPFA with a program of new music featuring the world premiere of a work by composer Sky Macklay.
INCLUDED WITH ADMISSION

Volleyball vs. Oregon

Sport - Intercollegiate - Volleyball | November 3 | 7 p.m. |  Haas Pavilion

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Volleyball hosts Oregon in conference action at Haas Pavilion.

Irma Vep

Film - Feature | November 3 | 7:30-8:45 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Maggie Cheung plays “herself” as an actress suffering through ego battles and other disasters on a French indie film shoot. With short Man Yuk: A Portrait of Maggie Cheung.

University Symphony Orchestra

Performing Arts - Music | November 3 – 4, 2017 every day | 8 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

David Milnes, music director
Bartók Dance Suite
Kajia SAARIAHO Du Cristal
BEETHOVEN Symphony No. 7

Established in 1923, the UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra is the oldest performing arts ensemble in the University of California system. Throughout its long history, the orchestra has provided students and other members of the campus community with the opportunity to expand their musical...   More >

$20 General Admission, $15 non-UCB students, seniors, current/retired UCB faculty and staff, groups 10+, $5 UCB students

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