<< Week of November 12 >>

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Men's Basketball vs. Cal Poly

Sport - Intercollegiate - Basketball | November 12 |  Haas Pavilion

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Men's Basketball hosts Cal Poly at Haas Pavilion.

Extended Probabilistic Operator Algebras Seminar

Workshop | November 10 – 12, 2017 every day | 740 Evans Hall

 Department of Mathematics

The lectures will start on Friday, November 10th and end on Sunday, November 12th. The extended seminar will be supported by funds from the University of California and the National Science Foundation.

Bollywood and Beyond: 3rd i's 15th Annual SF Int'l South Asian Film Festival

Film - Series | November 9 – 18, 2017 every day with exceptions |  Screenings at different locations: November 9-12 (San Francisco) November 18 (Cupertino)

 Institute for South Asia Studies, The Subir & Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies

The Subir & Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies and the Institute for South Asia Studies at UC Berkeley cosponsor 3rd i's 15th Annual SF International South Asian Film Festival. (November 9-12 and November 18, 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.

Where Art Meets Science: Origami with Bernie Peyton

Workshop | November 12 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join us for this hands-on workshop with origami master and wildlife biologist Bernie Peyton, to fold and create origami inspired by the forms and shapes of plants. Bernie will close the workshop with a short presentation on his process and inspiration. All materials will be provided and this workshop is open to all ages and experience.

$20 - $16

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

2017 Annual MCH Alumni Brunch: Honoring Professor Cheri Pies

Reception | November 12 | 11 a.m.-2 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room

 Diana Stasko

 UC Berkeley Maternal and Child Health Program

Please join UCB MCH Faculty, students, alumni and friends in honoring Dr. Cheri Pies and her dedication to Maternal and Child Health! The event features a delicious brunch, and networking opportunities, as well as recognition of Professor Pies and her work.

The event is open to alumni, current and prospective students, faculty, friends of the MCH Program, and guests.

$25 Students, $35 Alumni, Faculty, friends of the MCH Program, General

  Registration opens October 1. Register online by November 8.

UC Gill Tract Community Farm Open Hours

Tour/Open House | November 5 – December 10, 2017 every Sunday | 12-5 p.m. |  UC Gill Tract

  San Pablo Ave, Albany, CA 94706

 Campus Gardens

The UC Gill Tract Community Farm is open to the public every Sunday-Thursday. Everyone is welcome! Please enter through the gate on Jackson St or the gate at San Pablo and Marin, during open hours.

NaNoWriMo 2017 at UC Berkeley: Come Write In Sessions

Meeting | November 12 | 1-4 p.m. | Doe Library, Room 180 Doe Library

 Shannon Monroe, Head of Interlibrary Lending & Photoduplication, Interlibrary Services


Have you ever thought about writing a novel, but just didn’t think you had the time? You’re not alone. Working on an academic writing project and need help with productivity? Join us for NaNoWriMo 2017 at UC Berkeley, and write with fellow participants, students and colleagues in a supportive setting at Doe Library during National Novel Writing Month!

Men's Basketball vs. Cal Poly

Sport - Intercollegiate - Basketball | November 12 | 1 p.m. |  Haas Pavilion

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Men's Basketball hosts Cal Poly at Haas Pavilion.

Forced into Genocide

Lecture | November 12 | 1-3 p.m. |  St. Vartan Armenian Apostolic Church

 +650 Spruce Street, Oakland, CA 94610

 Adrienne G. Alexanian, Educator and daughter of Yervant Alexanian

 Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES), Armenian Studies Program, AGBU-Silicon Valley, AGBU-YPNC, St. Vartan Cultural Committee

Forced into Genocide is the riveting memoir of Yervant Edward Alexanian: an eye-witness to the massacre and dislocation of his family and countrymen in Ottoman Turkey during World War I. Incredibly, Alexanian experienced the Armenian Genocide as a conscript in the Turkish army. His memoir is a one-of-a-kind "insider's account," documenting the Genocide's astonishing cruelty, but also its...   More >

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – January 4, 2019 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 >

My Grandmother

Film - Feature | November 12 | 2-3:05 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Gogol meets Chaplin in this riotous, scathingly antibureaucratic satire, one of the eccentric high points of Soviet silent cinema, filled with expressionist décor, askew camera angles, and even puppetry and animation.

Tetzlaff Quartet

Performing Arts - Music | November 12 | 3 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Tetzlaff Quartet, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

Violinist Christian Tetzlaff returns for a rare appearance with his namesake string quartet—making its eagerly anticipated Cal Performances debut—in a program of three landmark works that showcase the ensemble's vast expressive range. Mozart's series of string quartets dedicated to Haydn are the pinnacle of melodic ingenuity and classical refinement; nearly 50 years later, Schubert wrote his...   More >


  Buy tickets online or by calling 510-642-9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Tetzlaff Quartet performs Sunday, November 12, 2017 in Hertz Hall.

Hayoun Kwon’s Virtual Reality Projects

Presentation | November 12 | 4:30-5:45 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Hayooun Kwon presents her recent virtual reality projects (related to her acclaimed video pieces), including 489 Years, set in the DMZ between North and South Korea, and The Bird Lady, on a woman who transformed her apartment into an aviary

Festival of South African Dance: Featuring the Gumboots and Pantsula Dance Companies

Performing Arts - Dance | November 12 | 7 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 The Gumboots and Pantsula Dance Companies, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

From the diamond mines and townships of Johannesburg come two spirited dance troupes whose art forms speak volumes about black South African culture. Gumboot dancing—performed in rubber Wellington boots—was developed by black miners to accompany work songs and serve as a form of communication when talking and drumming were prohibited. Pantsula, an energetic urban street dance with precise,...   More >

$30 - 68

  Buy tickets online or by calling 510-642-9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Festival of South African Dance featuring The Gumboots and Pantsula Dance Companies takes place on Sunday, November 12, 2017 in Zellerbach Hall.

University Chamber Choir

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

 Department of Music

Magen Solomon, director

Barber, Brahms, Chihara, Copland, Elgar, Ellington, Fauré, Holmes, Luzzaschi, Messiaen, Monteverdi, Schickele, Starer, Stanford.

The UCB Chamber Chorus is the university’s premiere concert choir. Known for offering our singers and audiences an engaging musical experience, each year the Chamber Chorus sings a cappella and accompanied music in many languages, and from...   More >

$16 General Admission, $12 non-UCB students, seniors, current/retired UCB faculty and staff, groups 10+, $5 UCB students

  Buy tickets online or or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Monday, November 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.

Implementing the CA History-Social Science Framework

Workshop | November 13 | 2407 Dwinelle Hall

 UC Berkeley History-Social Science Project

The UC Berkeley History-Social Science Project (UCBHSSP) will introduce participants to the new History-Social Science framework, which was adopted in July 2016. A central aspect of both efforts is to support teaches in developing inquiry-driven courses that integrate the H-SS Standards (content and historical analysis) and Common Core Standards for Literacy in History while integrating ELD...   More >

The 19th Party Congress and the Future of the Chinese Communist Party

Conference/Symposium | November 13 | 8:45 a.m.-5:30 p.m. |  IEAS Fifth Floor Conference Room | Note change in time

 1995 University Avenue, room 510A, Berkeley, CA 94704-2318

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS), People's University (Beijing, China), Shandong University (Jinan, China), Institute of East Asian Studies

The Communist Party of China held its 19th Party Congress in October 2017. Aside from the sweeping personnel turnover, this Congress introduced ideological and organizational innovations that will guide the leadership and the nation for the next five years and beyond. China's direction is of global import, as China has in surprisingly short order become a global superpower, challenging the...   More >

International Education Week

Special Event | November 13 – 17, 2017 every day | 9 a.m. |  Stephens Hall

 Peter Burt

 Berkeley Study Abroad

International Education Week is November 13-17!

We will be celebrating with a variety of information sessions and events all week long:

Global Bear Festival, Hosted by BIO
Tuesday 11/14. 5:00-8:30 p.m., I-House

Global Internships Info Session
Wednesday 11/15 12:00-1:00, Barrows 126

L&S Breadth Requirements Abroad
Wednesday 11/15 1:30-2:30, 102 Wurster

Non-Traditional...   More >

Copyright and Fair Use for Digital Projects

Workshop | November 13 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Barrows Hall, D-Lab, 350 Barrows Hall

 Rachael Samberg, Library

 Library, D-Lab

This training will help you navigate the copyright, fair use, and usage rights of including third-party content in your digital project. Whether you seek to embed video from other sources for analysis, post material you scanned from a visit to the archives, add images, upload documents, or more, understanding the basics of copyright and discovering a workflow for answering copyright-related...   More >

 Open to UC Berkeley faculty, staff, and students.

  Register online

Dissertation talk: A Highly Productive Implementation of an Out-of-Order Processor Generator

Presentation | November 13 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 373 Soda Hall

 Christopher Celio, UC Berkeley

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

General-purpose serial-thread performance gains have become more difficult for industry to realize due to the slowing down of process improvements. In this new regime of poor process scaling, continued performance improvement relies on a number of small-scale micro-architectural enhancements. However, software simulator-based models, which computer architecture research has largely relied upon,...   More >

PF Lunch Seminar:

Seminar | November 13 | 12-2 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Michael Walker; Avner Shlain

 Robert D. Burch Center for Tax Policy and Public Finance

Michael Walker - "Informal Taxation and Cash Transfers: Experimental Evidence from Kenya"

Avner Shlain - "High Demand for Redistribution but Low Voluntary Giving: Evidence from Small and Large Groups"

  RSVP online by November 8.

Design as a sequential decision process with applications in structural engineering: Semm Seminar

Seminar | November 13 | 12-1 p.m. | 502 Davis Hall

 Gordon Warn, Associate Professor, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

The engineering design community is being tasked with generating designs that must satisfy ever more criteria. This seminar presents an emerging design concept that closely couples set-based design with model-based simulation treating the design process formally as a sequential decision process (SDP).

Agroecological Approaches for Addressing Climate Challenges in Agriculture: Processes, Predictions, and Evidence

Seminar | November 13 | 12-1:15 p.m. | Morgan Hall, Lounge

 Timothy Bowles, UC Berkeley

 Center for Diversified Farming Systems

As climate change progresses, extreme weather will further expose the vulnerabilities of highly-simplified, intensive agricultural systems. Agroecological approaches that diversify ag systems at multiple scales will be discussed in this seminar.

  Register online

Preschoolers rationally use evidence to select causally relevant variables

Colloquium | November 13 | 12:10-1:10 p.m. | 3105 Tolman Hall

 Mariel Goddu, Department of Psychology

 Department of Psychology

Young children are powerful causal learners: they readily track statistical contingencies between causes and effects, and they can use this evidence to infer general rules for a system (e.g., red blocks, but not blue blocks, will cause this machine to play music). However, little is known about the ways in which children 1.) transfer the causal rules they form in one context to produce new...   More >

Combinatorics Seminar: Frieze patterns

Seminar | November 13 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall | Note change in date

 Khrystyna Serhiyenko, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

A frieze is a lattice of shifted rows of positive integers satisfying a diamond rule: the determinant of every 2 by 2 matrix formed by the neighboring entries is 1. Friezes were first studied by Conway and Coxeter in 1970's, but they gained fresh interest in the last decade in relation to cluster algebras. In particular, there exists a bijection between friezes and cluster algebras of type A. We...   More >

Political Economy Seminar/PERL

Seminar | November 13 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Saad Gulzar, Professor, Stanford

 Haas School of Business

The Political Economy Seminar focuses on formal and quantitative work in the political economy field, including formal political theory.

Salim v. Mitchell and Jessen: Legal Accountability for Torture in US Courts

Lecture | November 13 | 12:45-2 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, Warren Room, 295 Boalt Hall

 Paul Hoffman, Schonbrun Seplow Harris & Hoffman LLP

 Miller Institute for Global Challenges and the Law

This lecture has been cancelled due to illness. We hope to reschedule for January 2018.

Differential Geometry Seminar: High frequency limits in general relativity

Seminar | November 13 | 1-2 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Jonathan Luk, Stanford

 Department of Mathematics

It is known in the physics literature that "high-frequency weak limits" of solutions to the Einstein vacuum equations are not necessarily vacuum solutions, but may have a non-trivial stress-energy-momentum tensor, which can be viewed physically as “effective matter fields” arising from back-reaction of high frequency gravitational waves. A conjecture that can be found in the physics...   More >

String-Math Seminar: BPS Graphs of Class S Theories

Seminar | November 13 | 2-3 p.m. | 402 LeConte Hall

 Pietro Longhi, UPPSALA U.

 Department of Mathematics

BPS quivers and Spectral Networks are two powerful tools for computing BPS spectra in 4d N=2 theories. On the Coulomb branches of these theories, the BPS spectrum is well-defined only away from walls of marginal stability, where wall-crossing phenomena take place. Surprisingly, while BPS spectra are ill-defined, there is a lot of information hidden in spectral networks at maximal intersections of...   More >

BLISS Seminar: Primal-dual first-order methods for convex optimization

Seminar | November 13 | 3-4 p.m. | Cory Hall, 540 Cory

 Lieven Vandenberghe, UCLA

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

The talk will be on primal-dual first order methods derived from the Douglas-Rachford operator splitting algorithm. We will start with some applications to image deblurring problems
that illustrate the versatility of the Douglas-Rachford method for primal-dual decomposition in large scale optimization. The second part of the talk will be concerned with the important primal-dual hybrid gradient...   More >

Arithmetic Geometry and Number Theory RTG Seminar: Towards a $p$-adic Deligne–Lusztig theory

Seminar | November 13 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Charlotte Chan, University of Michigan

 Department of Mathematics

The cuspidal representations of $GL_2(\mathbf F_q)$ can be realized in the cohomology of the Drinfeld curve. This is an example of Deligne–Lusztig theory, which gives a geometric construction of the representations of finite reductive groups. In 1979, Lusztig proposed a conjectural analogue of this story for p-adic groups. We verify this conjecture in the setting of division algebras and show...   More >

Seminar 271, Development: "Global mortality consequences of climate change accounting for adaptation costs and benefits"

Seminar | November 13 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Tamma Carleton, Berkeley

 Department of Economics

Integrating genomic data into predictions of climate change adaptation

Seminar | November 13 | 4-5 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Rachael Bay, University of California, Los Angeles

 Department of Integrative Biology

Python FUN!damentals: Part 3

Workshop | November 13 | 4-7 p.m. | 405 Moffitt Undergraduate Library

 Rachel Jansen, D-Lab


This four-part, interactive workshop series is your complete introduction to programming Python for people with little or no previous programming experience. By the end of the series, you will be able to apply your knowledge of basic principles of programming and data manipulation to a real-world social science application.

 Cal ID required to enter Moffitt Library


  Register online

Designing and piloting a scalable health program for schools in India

Colloquium | November 13 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 2515 Tolman Hall

 David I. Levine, Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley

 Graduate School of Education

Handwashing with soap, treating drinking water, and safe sanitation could prevent over a million children from dying each year.  Standard health interventions provide supplies and information, but usually lead to only modest behavior change.

We have created and spent 3 years piloting a curriculum of vivid activities, engaging stories and simple routines to teach, change norms, and increase...   More >

Beyond the First: Healing and Harmful Speech

Panel Discussion | November 13 | 4-6 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, Booth Auditorium

 Robert Levenson, Professor, Psychology; Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton, Associate Professor, Psychology and Associate Dean for Diversity, Letters & Science; Geoffrey Nunberg, Adjunct Professor, School of Information; Victoria Plaut, Professor, Law and Social Science

 Eva Paterson, President and Co-Founder, Equal Justice Society and Berkeley Law Class of 1975

 Office of the Chancellor

The next faculty forum in the free speech series will explore the impacts of speech on the mind, body, and soul. Hosted by Chancellor Carol T. Christ.

 Please bring campus or other picture ID to verify your affiliation. Doors will open at 3:30. Seating is limited.

Loeve Prize ceremony

Special Event | November 13 | 4-5 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 David Aldous and Vladas Sidoravicius.

 Department of Statistics

Presentation of prize to Hugo Duminil-Copin, and short non-technical talk by Vladas Sidoravicius. Followed by reception 5.00 - 5.45 in Womens Faculty Club.

Design Field Notes: Andre Yousefi

Seminar | November 13 | 4-5 p.m. | 220 Jacobs Hall

 Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation

PCH Lime Lab co-founder Andre Yousefi 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.

Hamilton in the White House: An On the Same Page panel

Panel Discussion | November 13 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium

 Donatella Galella, Professor, Theatre, Film, and Digital Production, UC Riverside; Philip Gentry, Professor, University of Delaware; Philip Kan Gotanda, Professor, Theater, Dance and Performance Studies, UCB

 Mary Ann Smart, Professor, Music Department, UCB

 College of Letters & Science

Alexander Hamilton himself never occupied the White House, but the premise of this panel is that Hamilton the musical has been symbolically in and of the White House since Lin-Manuel Miranda and cast members performed an early draft of the title song there in 2012. In its first flush of success the show sounded to some like a perfect musical accompaniment for a “post-racial” America, while others...   More >

 Free and open to everyone on a first-come, first-seated basis.

Towards Knowledge-Based Decision Support System using Propositional Analysis and Rhetorical Structure Theory

Lecture | November 13 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 107 South Hall

 Cláudio Gottschalg-Duque, University of Brasilia

 Information, School of

The project's leading objective is to develop a natural language interface for knowledge-based decision support system (KBDSS) using rhetorical structure theory (RST) and propositional analysis. KBDSS is a system that provides specialized expertise (problem-solving) stored as facts, rules, procedures, or in similar structures that can be directly accessed by the user. The idea is to develop an...   More >

What is history?: the life and times of water hyacinth

Lecture | November 13 | 5-6:30 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Reading Room

 Anna L. Tsing, Professor of Anthropology, UCSC Department of Anthropology

 Department of Anthropology

2017 Distinguished Lecture: Anna L. Tsing

"Antifa: The History and Theory of Anti-Fascism”

Lecture | November 13 | 5-7 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 Mark Bray, Dartmouth College

 Department of Spanish & Portuguese

MARK BRAY is a historian of human rights, terrorism, and political radicalism in Modern Europe who was one of the organizers of Occupy Wall Street. He is the author of Antifa: The Anti-Fascist Handbook and Translating Anarchy: The Anarchism of Occupy Wall Street. His work has appeared in the Washington Post, Foreign Policy, Critical Quarterly, ROAR Magazine, and numerous edited volumes. He is...   More >

Devin Griffiths: The Ecology of Form

Lecture | November 13 | 5-7 p.m. | 300 Wheeler Hall

 Devin Griffiths, Assistant Professor of English, University of Southern California

 Department of English

Based on Professor Griffiths's new book project, this talk is sponsored by the 19th Century and Beyond British Cultural Studies working group and the Florence Bixby Chair.

SLAM Seminar: Perspectives on Academia after Working in Industry

Seminar | November 13 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Professor Jennifer Schomaker, University of Wisconsin- Madison

 QB3 - California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences

Science, Leadership and Management (SLAM) seminar.

SLAM: Perspectives on Academia after Working in Industry

Seminar | November 13 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Professor Jennifer Schomaker, University of Wisconsin- Madison

 QB3 - California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences

Swahili Weekly Social Hour

Social Event | September 25 – December 4, 2017 every Monday | 5:30-6:30 p.m. |  Blue Door Cafe | Note change in location

 2244 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Center for African Studies

Speak Swahili with your fellow Swahili students and enthusiasts over a drink at Blue Door Cafe (check for location updates). Each person will support their own beverage purchases, but we will provide the good company! And of course, Swahili speaking only! All skill and experience levels are welcome. Karibuni sana!

East African Beer and Soda

Re-Assemblage (Theory, Practice, Form): Arts + Design Mondays at BAMPFA

Lecture | November 13 | 6:30-8 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Bill Brown, Deputy Provost for the Arts and Karla Scherer Distinguished Service Professor in American Culture, University of Chicago

 Arts + Design

Brown excavates relations between assemblage theory in the social sciences and assemblage practice, focusing on the ways that assembly (in the visual, plastic, and discursive arts) can complicate and clarify the theoretical conversation. He assembles the work of Robert Rauschenberg, William Burroughs, Noah Purifoy, Theaster Gates, Rina Banerjee, and Tan Lin into a conversation that is newly...   More >

Webinar: Turn Your Writing Into a Career

Information Session | November 13 | 6:30 p.m. |  Online

 Laurie Doyle, Extension Honored Instructor; Thaïs Miller, Instructor; Rose Heredia, Writing certificate graduate

 UC Berkeley Extension

Join writing instructors Laurie Ann Doyle and Thais Miller, and recent graduate Rose Heredia as they discuss how they broke into the writing world and made their craft their profession. You'll have plenty of opportunities to ask questions about how you can make "writer" your calling card.

  RSVP online

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

Cal Alumni Club of Marin Big Game Week Celebration

Social Event | November 14 |  Jason's Restaurant

 300 Drakes Landing Rd, Greenbrae, CA 94904

 Cal Alumni Association, Marin Bears

Big Game Week Celebration! Light appetizers courtesy of the Cal Alumni Club of Marin with a no host bar. All Bears are welcome!
Blue and Gold attire preferred.

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.

International Education Week

Special Event | November 13 – 17, 2017 every day | 9 a.m. |  Stephens Hall

 Peter Burt

 Berkeley Study Abroad

International Education Week is November 13-17!

We will be celebrating with a variety of information sessions and events all week long:

Global Bear Festival, Hosted by BIO
Tuesday 11/14. 5:00-8:30 p.m., I-House

Global Internships Info Session
Wednesday 11/15 12:00-1:00, Barrows 126

L&S Breadth Requirements Abroad
Wednesday 11/15 1:30-2:30, 102 Wurster

Non-Traditional...   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.

Yoga Walk Through the Garden

Workshop | November 14 | 10:30-11:30 a.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

"If you wish to know the divine, feel the wind on your face and the warm sun on your hand."

Come join fellow Nature Lovers in a mindful movement class at the UC Botanical Garden. During the 60-minute class, you will get to walk among the garden’s amazing collection, learn breathing techniques to promote health, practice gentle Qigong and yoga exercises at beautiful locations along...   More >

$20, $18 members (Price includes Garden Admission)

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

Science and Literacy Playgroup

Meeting | October 31, 2017 – May 15, 2018 every Tuesday with exceptions | 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Youth Alternatives (BYA)

 1255 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94702

 Chancellor's Community Grant, Trybe Inc.

Have fun and meet other families in West and South Berkeley.
For Children ages 05 and their caregivers.
Free, drop-in, snacks, circle time, arts and crafts and science activities.

Blood Drive

Special Event | November 14 | 11 a.m.-6 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, East Pauley Ballroom

 Be Well at Work - Wellness Program

Big Game drive! Competition with Stanford for most pints collected.
Blood Drives at UC Berkeley are sponsored by the American Red Cross (ARC) to provide much needed blood to hospitals throughout the Bay Area.
Blood Drives at UC Berkeley are held once a month. Appointments to donate are encouraged and walk-ins are always welcome. Drives are held at two locations on all dates from 11am-6pm: MLK-...   More >

Seminar 217, Risk Management: Investor Behavior and Market Dynamics

Seminar | November 14 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Speaker: John Arabadjis, State Street

 Center for Risk Management Research

The Market is a consensual hallucination that commands attention by wielding its Invisible Hand. In this talk we will examine the ways that Adam Smith’s 250-year-old appendage makes itself felt – positioning, trading, and hurting herding – and their implications for the investment process.

Merck Seminar in the Chemical Sciences: Development of Direct C-H Amination Reactions

Seminar | November 14 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Sukbok Chang, KAIST

 College of Chemistry

Aryl amines are a key synthetic unit widely utilized in organic synthesis, coordination chemistry, materials science and pharmaceutical industry. Current preparative routes to those compounds require either prefunctionalized starting materials or conditions needing external oxidants, thus inevitably generating stoichiometric amounts of side wastes. We have developed a series of direct C-H...   More >

Genetic dissection of Chlamydia-mediated manipulation of host signaling pathways

Seminar | November 14 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

 Raphael H. Valdivia, Duke University

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Trespassers?: Asian Americans and the Battle for Suburbia

Colloquium | November 14 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 2538 Channing (Inst. for the Study of Societal Issues), Wildavsky Conference Room

 Willow Lung-Amam, Assistant Professor, Urban Studies and Planning, University of Maryland, College Park

 Center for Research on Social Change, Dept. of Landscape Architecture & Environmental Planning

Over the last few decades, California’s Silicon Valley has become not only the world’s technological epicenter, but also one of the fastest growing, and most racially and ethnically diverse regions in the U.S. Spurred by the rise of tech giants like Google and Facebook, the region has attracted diverse, highly-educated immigrants from across the globe, particularly Asia, who have built their new...   More >

Clearing the Clutter: An Overview of the Marketing Analytics Ecosystem

Special Event | November 14 | 12-1:30 p.m. |  South Hall

 Michael Koved

 Information, School of

A topical overview of the marketing ecosystem and the connectivity between the marketing technology stack, the data utilized, data generated, and useful metrics.

Buying Your First Home (BEUHS341)

Workshop | November 14 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club

 Patrick Ignacio, Banking Industry Expert

 Be Well at Work - Work/Life

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

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Development Lunch: "Demand-driven enforcement of labor law in Bangladesh"

Seminar | November 14 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Laura Boudreau

 Department of Economics

Student seminar series for development economics student in Econ and ARE.

Mobility Innovators Forum 2017

Conference/Symposium | November 14 | 1-7 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium

 Brogan BamBrogan, Arrivo Loop; Curtis Lee, Volvo; Forrest Iandola, DeepScale

 John Suh, Hyundai

 The House

Leaders in the mobility industry will convene to discuss the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead. Panels and talks will cover new forms of mobility, new mobility business models and the infrastructure supporting the mobility ecosystem.

Individuals with a UC Berkeley affiliation can RSVP for free using the promo code GoBears.

Mobility Innovators Forum 2017

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.

Study Abroad Office Hours at Educational Opportunity Program

Meeting | October 17 – December 12, 2017 every Tuesday | 1-3 p.m. | 119 César E. Chávez Student Center

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Are you an EOP student interested in studying abroad? A Berkeley Study Abroad Peer Adviser will be holding drop-in office hours at EOP every Wednesdays 1-3pm this semester. Come learn about different programs offered, study abroad scholarships, how to apply and additional services available.

China’s Hong Kong SAR at 20: Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Conference/Symposium | November 14 | 1-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

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

Two decades after its transformation from a British colony to become China’s Special Administrative Region, Hong Kong is an arena of tensions punctuated by local-Mainland discord and mutual distrust. Anchored in multidisciplinary approaches with divergent ideo-political perspectives, this half-day seminar engages the Berkeley community with Hong Kong front-liners.

SURF Summer Research Scholarships Info Session

Information Session | November 14 | 2-3 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Sean Burns, Director, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

 Office of Undergraduate Research

OURS Staff will discuss eligibility criteria for SURF programs, benefits of the fellowship and tips for a successful application

America's Next War and How to Prevent It

Lecture | November 14 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Dr. Paul Stares, Council on Foreign Relations

 Institute of International Studies

Paul B. Stares is the General John W. Vessey Senior Fellow for Conflict Prevention and director of the Center for Preventive Action at the Council on Foreign Relations. The author or editor of nine books on U.S. security policy and international relations as well as a regular commentator on current affairs, Dr. Stares has worked at leading think tanks and universities in the United States,...   More >

ECON 281, International Trade and Finance: “Unpacking Global Capital Flows”

Seminar | November 14 | 2-4 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Matteo Maggiori, Harvard University University

 Department of Economics

Electronic Resources for Chinese Studies in Social Sciences

Information Session | November 14 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 341 East Asian Library

 Susan Xue


Learn to locate books, articles, data and government documents in electronic format for Chinese Studies in the social sciences.

Discovery, SAR Evolution, and Clinical Evaluation of Adenosine A2A Antagonists for the Treatment of Parkinson’s Disease

Seminar | November 14 | 2-3 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Dr. Yeon-Hee Lim, Associate Principal Scientist, Merck Research Laboratories

 College of Chemistry

Seminar 237, Macroeconomics: ​"Unpacking Global Capital Flows"

Seminar | November 14 | 2:10-4 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Matteo Maggiori, Harvard University

 Department of Economics

joint with International Trade & Finance

Seminar 218, Psychology and Economics: The aggregate cost of predictable forecast mistakes

Seminar | November 14 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 David Sraer, UC Berkeley

 Department of Economics

Mirror Symmetry and Symplectic Geometry Seminar: Homological mirror symmetry for the genus 2 curve and its SYZ mirror

Seminar | November 14 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Catherine Cannizzo, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Homological mirror symmetry (HMS) for the genus 2 surface on the symplectic side is known by work of Seidel. Here we consider it on the complex side, and a mirror is constructed following Abouzaid-Auroux-Katzarkov's paper on SYZ for hypersurfaces of toric varieties. We describe the manifolds involved, and discuss progress made towards proving HMS.

Dissertation Talk: Personalized Modeling for Human-Robot Collaborative Manipulation

Seminar | November 14 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 337A Cory Hall

 Aaron Bestick, UC Berkeley

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

When two humans perform a collaborative manipulation task, they leverage an intuitive understanding of which motions are natural and safe for their interaction partner. Intuition lets human collaborators predict both the feasibility of an action, as well as their partner's ergonomic preference for one feasible action over another. This mutual understanding in human-human teams allows for...   More >

Student Harmonic Analysis and PDE Seminar (HADES): Global quasilinear waves in 1+3 dimensions

Seminar | November 14 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Casey Jao, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

I will present a classical result, obtained independently by Christodoulou and Klainerman, on the global existence of solutions to certain second order quasilinear wave equations with small data.

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: An introduction to a conjecture of Lech

Seminar | November 14 | 3:45-4:45 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Craig Huneke, University of Virginia

 Department of Mathematics

Lech wrote a series of three papers in the early 1960s which studied the multiplicity of rings. He paid special attention to the behavior of multiplicity under flat extensions and formulated a simple conjecture which remains unsolved. In some sense, what his conjecture shows is that we do not understand flatness. I will talk about his conjecture and some recent work by Linquan Ma which resolves...   More >

Preparing for Your Study Abroad at UC Berkeley

Information Session | November 14 | 4-5 p.m. |  Online Webinar

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Are you ready to take advantage of all UC Berkeley has to offer? Hear from International Student Advisors about what to expect upon arrival, what to bring with you, and how to make the most of your EAP experience at UC Berkeley. The experts - current students at UC Berkeley - as well as UCEAP staff will also be present to help answer any questions you may have.

The Troubled Waters of Transformation: Shipyard Labor in East Central Europe from Late to Post Socialism

Lecture | November 14 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 270 Stephens Hall

 Ulf Brunnbauer, Director, Leibniz Institute for East and Southeast European Studies, University of Regensburg

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

Practitioners of East European labor history are at risk of falling into deep depression. Under state-socialism, industrial workers were apparently let down by regimes that claimed to rule in their name. After the end of communist rule, many workers experienced large-scale dispossession because of deindustrialization and the emerging hegemony of neo-liberalism. In my talk, which is based on the...   More >

Mode- and state-selective nanoparticle dynamics from correlative light, ultrafast, and magneto-optical imaging

Seminar | November 14 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Kenneth Knappenberger, Department of Chemistry, The Pennsylvania State University

 College of Chemistry

Correlative light and electron microscopy (CLEM) is a powerful approach to developing structure-function relationships for nanoscale materials. Our group has developed nonlinear optical (NLO) imaging methods that can be used to pinpoint the location of an optical point source with one-nanometer transverse and ten-nanometer axial localization accuracies. Among the suite of NLO processes,...   More >

From Fly Pushing to Immunotherapeutics: My Journey in Drug Development

Seminar | November 14 | 4-5 p.m. | 177 Life Sciences Addition

 Hong Wan, Alexo

 QB3 - California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences

Hong Wan, an MCB PhD alum who has worked extensively in biotech and pharma research, will be returning to campus next week to give a career oriented seminar to current grad students and postdocs.

Causal Inference in the Age of Big Data: Berkeley Distinguished Lectures in Data Science

Lecture | November 14 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 190 Doe Library

 Jas Sekhon, Professor of Political Science & Statistics

 Berkeley Institute for Data Science

Share Your Scholarship: Humanities Commons

Workshop | November 14 | 4:10-5 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, Academic Innovation Studio, Dwinelle Hall 117 (Level D)

 Stacy Reardon


Humanities Commons, a new platform developed by the MLA and other humanities organizations, offers a professional alternative to for-profit academic networking sites like Academia.edu. In this workshop, we'll learn how to make your research available online, develop an academic portfolio, and connect with colleagues at other universities using Humanities Commons.

Seminar 221, Industrial Organization: ​"Advice Is Cheap: Information Is Not!"

Seminar | November 14 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Curtis Taylor, Duke University

 Department of Economics

joint work with Samuel Häfner of the University of Basel

Author Event with Jennifer Doudna: A Crack in Creation: Gene Editing and the Unthinkable Power to Control Evolution, Jennifer Doudna

Reading - Nonfiction | November 14 | 4:30-6 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, Bioscience & Natural Resources Library

 Dr. Jennifer A. Doudna, Professor, UC Berkeley

 Library, Life & Health Sciences Division

Professor Doudna's new book chronicles the discovery of CRISPR and the ethical questions to come. Join us for a fascinating discussion with Professor Doudna on the timely and important issues explored in her book.

Dr. Jennifer A. Doudna

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: Stillman's Question, Solved! (Part 3)

Seminar | November 14 | 5-6 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Justin Chen, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

We continue the proof of Stillman's question due to Ananyan-Hochster. Using the tools described in Part 2, we show how to obtain "small" bounds for invariants related to free resolutions in commutative algebra, including a strong form of Stillman's question. As time permits, we will also discuss recent work of Erman-Sam-Snowden which extends Ananyan-Hochster's result to obtain Stillman-type...   More >

Global Bears Festival and ISAB Global Games

Special Event | November 14 | 5-8:30 p.m. | International House, Auditorium

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

The Berkeley International Office, ASUC, ISAB & ISAC will be putting together the Global Bears Festival to highlight how international education and exchange programs have stimulate deeper cultural understanding in our own community and enriched our campus diversity.

This event is part of the International Education Week (IEW) that is happening during the week of November 13th - 17th this year...   More >

Creative Solutions for Social Innovation: A View from Africa

Lecture | November 14 | 5-7 p.m. | Haas School of Business, Wells Fargo Room

 Center for African Studies, Center for Social Sector Leadership

Join us for a panel discussion and networking on Creative Solutions for Social Innovation: A View from Africa with three award-winning technology entrepreneurs who are driving social change and impact in Africa. The entrepreneurs, who are recipients of the King Baudouin African Development Prize, will share their innovative solutions to improve the lives of local communities through access to...   More >


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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 >

Magic Spells: A Weekly Performance Series Featuring Victoria Hanna and Hebrew Amulets from The Magnes Collection

Performing Arts - Other | October 24 – December 5, 2017 every Tuesday | 5:30-7 p.m. |  Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)

 Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

Meet Victoria Hanna and watch as she develops MAGIC SPELLS, a new performance repertoire based on Hebrew amulets in The Magnes Collection.

This series is presented in conjunction with the UC Berkeley course, "Jewish Nightlife: Poetry, Music, and Ritual Performance from Renaissance Italy to Contemporary Israel" (Jewish 121-001, Music 139), taught by Francesco Spagnolo.

During her Fall 2017...   More >

Demystifying the Research Process: Decolonizing Methods in Humanities Research (Hosted by UROC: Underrepresented Researchers of Color)

Workshop | November 14 | 5:30-7 p.m. | 442 Stephens Hall

 Istifaa Ahmed (Humanities/Social Science), Alexa Aburto (Humanities)

 Office of Undergraduate Research

The Underrepresented Researchers of Color (UROC) and the American Cultures (AC) Center are proud to present Decolonizing Methods in Humanities Research, from our three-part workshop series, Demystifying the Research Process. Humanities research applies to anyone wishing to study human culture and creations – including the arts, literature, policy, and more.

Building Future Food at IndieBio

Information Session | November 14 | 7-8 p.m. | 223 Dwinelle Hall

 Food Science and Technology at Cal

Everyday, food and its associated technologies are moving more and more towards the future. Indie Bio, the world’s largest seed biotech accelerator, addresses future impactful problems by funding companies that can solve them.

Now, you have the chance to take some wisdom from IndieBio co-founder, Ron Shigeta. He has helped build companies such as Ava Winery, Astrona, Clara Foods, EnduraBio,...   More >