<< Week of November 26 >>

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Men's Soccer NCAA Tournament: NCAA Sweet 16

Sport - Intercollegiate - Soccer | November 26 |  Edwards Track Stadium

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Men's Soccer hosts the NCAA Tournament at Edwards Stadium.

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.

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 26 | 1-4 p.m. | Doe Library, Room 180 Doe Library

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

 Library

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!

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 >

Imago Theatre: La Belle

Performing Arts - Theater | November 26 | 3 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

Imago Theatre, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

The creators of Frogz are back with La Belle, a marvelously inventive new production that is part Beauty and the Beast, part Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, featuring two actors and a cast of automatons and shadow puppets in a whimsical steampunk love story. Set in the engine room of a 1920s steamship, La Belle conjures up a deliciously detailed and tactile wonderland, filled with...   More >

$30 - 76

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

Imago Theatre performs La Belle Friday–Sunday, November 24–26, 2017 in Zellerbach Hall.

Manufactured Landscapes

Film - Documentary | November 26 | 3-4:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

This quietly provocative consideration of the mechanized sublime follows photographer Edward Burtynsky as he travels through China and Bangladesh recording large-scale industrial incursions into the landscape. Peter Mettler served as cinematographer and creative collaborator.

The Seventh Seal

Film - Feature | November 26 | 5 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

A medieval knight challenges Death to a game of chess in Ingmar Bergman’s iconic work of cinematic philosophy rendered in chiaroscuro. “A magically powerful film” (Pauline Kael).

Comrades: Almost a Love Story

Film - Feature | November 26 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Based on a song by legendary singer Teresa Teng, this romance about two mainland Chinese immigrants (Maggie Cheung and Leon Lai) in Hong Kong and then New York City won Best Picture, Director, and Actress at the Hong Kong Film Awards.

Monday, November 27, 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.

Simulation-Based Data-Driven Damage Detection for Highway Bridge Systems: SEMM Seminar with Dual Presentations

Seminar | November 27 | 12-1 p.m. | 502 Davis Hall

 Xiao Liang, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, UC Berkeley

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

This presentation explores data-driven structural health monitoring (SHM) algorithms utilizing the robust nonlinear time history analysis.

​Graduate Student Seminar

Seminar | November 27 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 489 Minor Hall

 Kaleb Asfaha; Katharina Foote

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Reducing Damage Concentration with a Strongback System: SEMM Seminar with Dual Presentations

Seminar | November 27 | 12-1 p.m. | 502 Davis Hall

 Barbara Simpson, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, UC Berkeley

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

This presentation will present the numerical and experimental results of a “strongback” system, a modification of the conventional braced frame that utilizes a vertical steel truss or “spine” to delay or prevent weak-story behavior.

PF Lunch Seminar:

Seminar | November 27 | 12-2 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Elina Tuominen; Krista Ruffini; Evan Rose & Yotam Shem-Tov

 Robert D. Burch Center for Tax Policy and Public Finance


  RSVP online by November 20.

Latino Mass Mobilization: Immigration, Racialization, and Activism

Colloquium | November 27 | 12:45-2 p.m. |  Philip Selznick Seminar Room

 2240 Piedmont Avenue, Berkeley, CA

 Chris Zepeda-Millán, Assistant Professor of Ethnic Studies and Chair of the Center for Research on Social Change, UC Berkeley

 Center for Research on Social Change

Lecture by Chris Zepeda-Millán, Assistant Professor of Ethnic Studies and Chair of the Center for Research on Social Change

Seminar 231, Public Finance: Taxing Unwanted Populations: Fiscal Policy and Conversions in Early Islam

Seminar | November 27 | 2-4 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall | Note change in location

 Mohamed Saleh, Toulouse School of Economics and Stanford University

 Department of Economics

Joint with Economic History
Co-authored with Jean Tirole

The Acquisition and the Consequences of Gender Stereotypes about Intellectual Ability

Lecture | November 27 | 3-4:30 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

 Lin Bian, Stanford University

 Department of Psychology

Intellectual giftedness is culturally associated with men rather than women. I will describe a line of research that investigates the acquisition and the consequences of this “brilliance = men” stereotype. With respect to acquisition, I will present evidence that, by the age of 6, girls are already less likely than boys to believe that members of their gender are “really, really smart.” Next, I...   More >

Arithmetic Geometry and Number Theory RTG Seminar: On certain special values of L-functions associated to elliptic curves and real quadratic fields

Seminar | November 27 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Chung Pang Mok, Purdue University

 Department of Mathematics

We study certain normalized special values of L-functions associated to elliptic curves and real quadratic fields. Under certain hypothesis, we are able to show that these are squares of rational numbers. This result is used to improve on a theorem of Bertolini-Darmon on rationality of Stark-Heegner points over genus fields of real quadratic fields.

Seminar Format: The seminar consists of two...   More >

Agostino Capponi - Bail-Ins And Bail-Outs: Incentives, Connectivity, And Systemic Stability

Seminar | November 27 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 3108 Etcheverry Hall

 Agostino Capponi, Columbia University

 Industrial Engineering & Operations Research

We develop a framework to analyze the consequences of alternative designs for interbank networks, in which a failure of one bank may lead to others. Earlier work had suggested that, provided shocks were not too large (or too correlated), denser networks were preferred to more sparsely connected networks because they were better able to absorb shocks. With large shocks, especially when systems are...   More >

Dissertation Talk: Scalable Systems and Algorithms for Genomic Variant Analysis

Presentation | November 27 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 400 Cory Hall

 Frank Austin Nothaft, UC Berkeley

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

With the cost of sequencing a human genome dropping below $1,000, population-scale sequencing has become feasible. With projects that sequence more than 10,000 genomes becoming commonplace, there is a strong need for genome analysis tools that can scale across distributed computing resources while providing reduced analysis cost. Simultaneously, these tools must provide programming interfaces and...   More >

Jon Lee — Comparing relaxations via volume for nonconvex optimization

Colloquium | November 27 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 3108 Etcheverry Hall

 Jon Lee, University of Michigan

 Industrial Engineering & Operations Research

Abstract: Practical exact methods for global optimization of mixed-integer nonlinear optimization formulations rely on convex relaxation. Then, one way or another (via refinement and/or disjunction), global optimality is sought. Success of this paradigm depends on balancing tightness and lightness of relaxations. We will investigate this from a mathematical viewpoint, comparing polyhedral...   More >

Reconstructing eukaryotic chromosome replication with purified proteins

Seminar | November 27 | 4-5 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Dirk Remus, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

 College of Chemistry

What’s Worth Teaching: Rethinking Curriculum in the Age of Technology

Colloquium | November 27 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 3515 Tolman Hall

 Allan Collins, Northwestern University

 Graduate School of Education

Taking a close look at how advances in technology, communication, and the dissemination of information are reshaping the world, I examine how schools can foster flexible, self-directed learners who will thrive in the 21st century. I present a broad, new vision for how schools can be redesigned to teach the kinds of knowledge, skills, and dispositions students will need in an increasingly complex...   More >

The Apartment Question and the Narrative Machinery of The Master and Margarita

Colloquium | November 27 | 4-6 p.m. | B-4 Dwinelle Hall

 Dominick Lawton, Graduate Student, Slavic Languages and Literatures, UC Berkeley

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

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

Stochastic p-bits for invertible logic

Seminar | November 27 | 4-5 p.m. | 540 Cory Hall

 Kerem Camsari, Purdue University

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

The field of electronics is at a crossroads. For many decades, the field has been driven by the process of continuous miniaturization, as embodied in the celebrated Moore's Law, but it is not clear how long this can continue, in view of the problems of increasing heat dissipation and feature sizes reaching atomic dimensions. Meanwhile, the field of magnetics has made enormous improvements in the...   More >

Design Field Notes: Tim Evatt

Seminar | November 27 | 4-5 p.m. | 220 Jacobs Hall

 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.

On the History of Religions and the Study of Islam

Lecture | November 27 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room 220

 Travis Zadeh, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, Yale University

 Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion

Islam plays a powerful role in American public discourse. Across this often contentious landscape, numerous voices can be heard defining and contesting the nature of Islam. This lecture addresses the place and history of Islam in the modern academic study of religion in light of discursive structures that are designed to contain and delimit the meaning of Islam.

Winter iMix

Social Event | November 27 | 5-7 p.m. | International House, Sproul Rooms

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Kick off the beginning of winter with Berkeley International Office's last iMix of the semester! Gather with other international students to try some typical American holiday traditions. We will have gingerbread houses to decorate, lots of holiday crafts and activities, and, of course, some tasty treats!

Don't miss out on an evening full of fun, food, and socializing. To reserve your spot,...   More >

SLAM Seminar: Teaching and Researching at Primarily Undergraduate Institutions

Seminar | November 27 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Professor Grace Lin Stokes, Santa Clara University

 QB3 - California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences

Science, Leadership and Management (SLAM) seminar.

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

SLAM: Teaching and Researching at Primarily Undergraduate Institutions

Seminar | November 27 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Professor Grace Lin Stokes, Santa Clara University

 QB3 - California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences

Frantz Fanon: Black Skin, White Mask (70 min screening followed by Q and A): Arts + Design Mondays at BAMPFA

Lecture | November 27 | 6:30-8 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Isaac Julien, Artist and Filmmaker; Judith Butler, Maxine Elliot Professor of Comparative Literature, UC Berkeley

 Arts + Design

Biography
Isaac Julien is an accomplished filmmaker and video installation artist, well-known for films like Looking for Langston, a poetic treatment of gay black poet Langston Hughes and the Harlem Renaissance. His multi-screen installations and accompanying photographic works for museums and galleries explore fractured narratives of memory and desire, often uniting elements from dance,...   More >

Tuesday, November 28, 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.

Men's Basketball vs. CSU Northridge

Sport - Intercollegiate - Basketball | November 28 |  Haas Pavilion

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Men's Basketball hosts CSU Northridge at Haas Pavilion.

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.

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.

Seminar 217, Risk Management: The Futures Financing Rate

Seminar | November 28 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Speaker: Nicholas Gunther, UC Berkeley

 Center for Risk Management Research

We estimate the financing rate implicit in equity index futures (“FIR”) by comparing the prices of the near and next contracts and adjusting for expected dividends and convexity. We provide a direct estimate of the FIR volatility, along with the correlation of the FIR and the underlying stock index, which are required for the convexity adjustment and the specification of confidence intervals. Our...   More >

Chemical Biology Seminar

Seminar | November 28 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Carsten Schultz, Oregon Health & Science University

 College of Chemistry

‘To Pay or Not to Pay’: A Historical and Legal Overview of WWI and WWII Reparations, and their Impact on European (Dis?)Integration

Lecture | November 28 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Spero Simeon Z. Paravantes, University of Luxembourg, Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (C2DH)

 Institute of European Studies

Due to the separation between the historical and legal fields which have examined the issue of WWII reparations, no generally accepted definition of their current status exists either in the historical, legal or political spheres. This lack of clarity has greatly contributed to this issue remaining unresolved until the present. In his talk, Spero Paravantes looks at the way the issue was used by...   More >

Dissertation Talk - FMCW Lidar: Scaling to the Chip-Level and Improving Phase-Noise-Limited Performance

Presentation | November 28 | 12-1 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge

 Phillip Sandborn, Graduate Student Researcher, EECS/BSAC; Prof. Ming Wu, Advisor

 Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center

Lidar has potential to revolutionize how automated systems interact with environments and users. Frequency-modulated continuous-wave (FMCW) lidar offers significant depth resolution but is often too complex/expensive/ bulky to be implemented in consumer products. I will present my work in chip-scale integration of optical and electronic components for application in coherent lidar techniques.

  RSVP online by November 27.

Development Lunch: "Corruption and Entrepreneurship" and "Understanding Teacher Motivation and Incentive"

Seminar | November 28 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Sam Leone; Christina Brown

 Department of Economics

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

Stopping Mass Atrocities: How do International Criminal Courts and Regional Human Rights Systems Compare?

Colloquium | November 28 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Jamie O'Connell, Senior Fellow, Miller Institute for Global Challenges and the Law

 Center for African Studies

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

Jamie O'Connell

The Aging of the Homeless Population: Causes, Implications and Potential Solutions

Colloquium | November 28 | 12:40-2 p.m. | 714C University Hall

 Margot Kushel, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, UCSF School of Medicine

 Public Health, School of

The age structure of the homeless population has shifted, so that now approximately half of homeless single adults are aged 50 and above. The changing age structure has implications for health, health care utilization and the use of institutional care. The Health Outcomes of People Experiencing Homelessness in Older Middle Age (HOPE HOME) study is an ongoing longitudinal cohort study that...   More >

The Aging of the Homeless Population: Causes, Implications and Potential Solutions

Colloquium | November 28 | 12:40-2 p.m. | 714C University Hall

 Margot Kushel, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, UCSF School of Medicine

 Public Health, School of

The age structure of the homeless population has shifted, so that now approximately half of homeless single adults are aged 50 and above. The changing age structure has implications for health, health care utilization and the use of institutional care. The Health Outcomes of People Experiencing Homelessness in Older Middle Age (HOPE HOME) study is an ongoing longitudinal cohort study that...   More >

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.

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.

Western Language Resources for East Asian Studies

Information Session | November 28 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 341 East Asian Library

 Bruce Williams

 Library

Introduction to locating materials and information in Western languages in the area of East Asian Studies by using library databases, catalogs and other bibliographic tools.

Seminar 237, Macroeconomics: ​"Uniform Pricing in US Retail Chains"

Seminar | November 28 | 2:10-4 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Stefano DellaVigna

 Department of Economics

Joint with Industrial Organization

Seminar 221, Industrial Organization: ​"Uniform Pricing in US Retail Chains"

Seminar | November 28 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Stefano DellaVigna, UC Berkeley

 Department of Economics

joint with Macro

i4Y Child Marriage and Youth Empowerment Group Speaker Series: Pathways to Choice: Delaying Marriage and Building Assets through Girls Education

Seminar | November 28 | 3-4 p.m. | 198 University Hall

 Daniel Perlman, Bixby

 i4Y - Innovations for Youth

The Innovations for Youth (i4Y) Child Marriage and Youth Empowerment Working Group together with Bixby and UCCHI has begun a speaker series to explore challenging questions related to child marriage and youth empowerment.
Abstract of Perlman talk: A fundamental cause of gender inequality in northern Nigeria is the social bias that inhibits girls’ access to schooling and other essential capacity...   More >

How to Write a Research Proposal Workshop

Workshop | November 28 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Leah Carroll

 Office of Undergraduate Research

If you need to write a grant proposal, this workshop is for you! You'll get a headstart on defining your research question, developing a lit review and project plan, presenting your qualifications, and creating a realistic budget.

The workshop is open to all UC Berkeley students (undergraduate, graduate, and visiting scholars) regardless of academic discipline. It will be especially useful for...   More >

Allan C. Wilson Memorial Lecture: Rules of engagement: molecular arms races between host and viral genomes

Seminar | November 28 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building

 Harmit Malik, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Allan C. Wilson Memorial Lectures

Probing the structure and solvation of catalytic reaction intermediates

Seminar | November 28 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Etienne Garand, Department of Chemistry, University of Wisconsin-Madison

 College of Chemistry

Understanding reaction pathways and mechanisms is vitally important for the rational design of catalysts. Towards that end, we developed a method based on a unique combination of mass spectrometry and cryogenic ion vibrational spectroscopy to capture and characterize the reaction complexes formed during homogeneous catalytic processes. In our approach, an in-line electrochemical flow cell is...   More >

ECON 281, International Trade and Finance: "Quantitative Analysis of Multi-Party Tariff Negotiations"

Seminar | November 28 | 4-6 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Bob Staiger, Dartmouth

 Department of Economics

Solomon Darwin | Empowering the Bottom of the Pyramid with Open Innovation Business Models

Lecture | November 28 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Solomon Darwin, Executive Director Garwood Center for Corporate Innovation, Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley

 Munis D. Faruqui, Director, Institute for South Asia Studies; Sarah Kailath Professor of India Studies; Associate Professor, South & Southeast Asian Studies

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies

A talk by Dr. Solomon Darwin, the Executive Director of the
Garwood Center for Corporate Innovation at the Haas School of Business, on his current research on Smart Villages and working with the government of India.

Book Talk Series: Prevention Diaries

Reading - Nonfiction | November 28 | 5-7:30 p.m. | 227 Haviland Hall

 Larry Cohen

 Library

Larry Cohen tells the story of a movement to remake our communities to support health and equity and reveals the unexpected (yet foreseeable) parts of daily life that shape our health. Health happens in our communities and homes, not just at the doctor’s office, and many illnesses and injuries can be prevented through commonsense solutions.

FREE books to the first 20 UCB students to...   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 >

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 >

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 >

Birdmania: Author Talk and Book Signing

Lecture | November 28 | 6-8 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

There is no denying that many people are crazy for birds. Packed with intriguing facts and exquisite and rare artwork, Birdmania showcases an eclectic and fascinating selection of bird devotees who would do anything for their feathered friends.

In addition to well-known enthusiasts such as Aristotle, Charles Darwin, and Helen Macdonald, Brunner introduces readers to Karl Russ, the pioneer of...   More >

Free with Garden admission; books available for purchase

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

Men's Basketball vs. CSU Northridge

Sport - Intercollegiate - Basketball | November 28 | 8 p.m. |  Haas Pavilion

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Men's Basketball hosts CSU Northridge at Haas Pavilion.

Wednesday, November 29, 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.

Computer Health Matters: User Friendly Workstations (BEUHS400)

Workshop | November 29 | 8:30-9:30 a.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

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

 Be Well at Work - Ergonimics

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

  Register online

Keyboards and Mice: Ergonomic Alternatives (BEUHS401)

Workshop | November 29 | 9:45-10:45 a.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

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

 Be Well at Work - Ergonimics

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

  Register online

TS-04 Improving Safety at Intersections

Course | November 29 – December 1, 2017 every day | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Online

 Nazir Lalani, PE, President, Traffex Engineers, Inc

 Institute of Transportation Studies

About 65 percent of all crashes in urban areas and 40 percent of those in rural areas occur at or near intersections or driveways. Safety improvements at these locations have always been a priority and pose a challenge for most transportation agencies in California.

$290.00

  Register online

Alumni Panel of Curators Across Disciplines: Arts + Design Wednesdays at BAMPFA

Lecture | November 29 | 12-1:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Patricia Cariño Valdez, Curator and Director of Public Programs, ICA, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art; René de Guzman, Director of Exhibition Strategy and Senior Curator of Art, Oakland Museum of California; Deena Chalabi, Barbara and Stephan Vermut Associate Curator of Public Dialogue, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

 Arts + Design

Three alumni curators from different organizations explore the process of curating objects, new technologies, and public experiences with different goals and in varied locations. Speakers will also discuss their Berkeley education and share ideas for further collaboration with the university and with Berkeley students.

Decoding the computations of high-level auditory neurons

Seminar | November 29 | 12 p.m. | 560 Evans Hall

 Joel Kaardal, Salk Institute

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Characterizing the computations performed by high-level sensory regions of the brain remains enigmatic due to the many nonlinear signal transformations that separate the input sensory stimuli from the neural responses. In order to produce interpretable models of these computations, dimensionality reduction techniques can be employed to obtain a description of the neural computation in terms of a...   More >

Hail Paths and Springs: An Ontological Study of Indigenous Engagements in the Lake Titicaca Basin

Lecture | November 29 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Christine Hastorf, Director, Archaeological Research Facility, University of California, Berkeley Department of Anthropology

 Jewell Soriano

 Archaeological Research Facility

This project is gathering ethnographic information of how contemporary dwellers talk about, engage with, and conceive of their landscape.

MVZ LUNCH SEMINAR: Dale Clayton "On the origin of species: Experimental coevolutionary diversification in feather lice"

Seminar | November 29 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 Grinnell Miller Library

 Dale Clayton

 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 >

“Diagnosing Disease on a Microchip: Scaling Up Micro- and Nano-Scale Diagnostics”

Seminar | November 29 | 12-1 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 David Issadore, Assistant Professor of Bioengineering, University of Pennsylvania

 Bioengineering (BioE)

The transformative growth in microelectronics in the latter half of the 20th century was fueled fundamentally by the ability to simultaneously miniaturize and integrate complex circuits onto monolithic chips. The impact of this growth has been profound– computing is pervasive and portable, communication is instant and global, and information is ubiquitously gathered and shared. My research aims...   More >

Noon Concert: University Baroque Ensemble

Performing Arts - Music | November 29 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

Christine Brandes, director
Better with age:
Late works by masters of the Italian baroque
Works by Monteverdi, Vivaldi and Corelli


FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC 

Featuring the Music Department’s varied and diverse performance activities, the Department of Music presents a series of free weekly concerts each semester in Hertz Hall. Inaugurated in 1953, these concerts are very popular...   More >

Summer Abroad Information Session

Information Session | November 29 | 12-1 p.m. | 166 Barrows Hall

 Summer Sessions

Come learn about new and returning Summer Abroad programs for 2018. For a full listing of locations, please visit http://studyabroad.berkeley.edu/summerabroad.

SURF Summer Research Scholarships Info Session

Information Session | November 29 | 1-2 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

Study Abroad Office Hours at the Transfer Center

Meeting | October 18 – December 13, 2017 every Wednesday | 1-3 p.m. |  César E. Chávez Student Center

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Interested in studying abroad as a transfer student? A Berkeley Study Abroad Peer Adviser will be holding drop-in office hours at the Transfer Student Center every Wednesdays 1-3pm this semester. Come learn about different programs offered, how to apply and additional services available.

EH&S 403 Training Session

Course | November 29 | 1:30-2:30 p.m. | 370 University Hall

 Jason Smith, UC Berkeley Office of Environment, Health, & Safety

 Office of Environment, Health & Safety

This session briefly covers the UC Berkeley specific radiation safety information you will need to start work.​ In addition, dosimeter will be issued, if required.

Grappling with goodness in infancy and childhood

Lecture | November 29 | 3-4:30 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

 Arber Tasimi, Stanford University

 Department of Psychology

A fundamental question in cognitive science is how people weight and integrate competing considerations when deciding how to act. One of the most important everyday arenas of such conflict is the clash between moral considerations and self-interest––the familiar tension between wanting to do good and wanting to do well. In this talk, I will explore how children's judgments and memories reflect an...   More >

Coffee Break

Social Event | October 4 – 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.

Regularity and strict positivity of densities for the nonlinear stochastic heat equation

Seminar | November 29 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Le Chen, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

 Department of Statistics

In this talk, I will present some recent progress in understanding the existence, regularity and strict positivity of the (joint-) density of the solution to a semilinear stochastic heat equation. The talk will consists two parts. In the first part, I will show that under a mild cone condition for the diffusion coefficient, one can establish the smooth joint density at multiple points. The tool...   More >

Allan C. Wilson Memorial Lecture: Genetic conflicts: beyond the usual suspects

Seminar | November 29 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building

 Harmit Malik, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Allan C. Wilson Memorial Lectures

New Insights into Hydrophobic Interactions Encoded by Chemical Nanopatterns

Colloquium | November 29 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall

 Nicholas L. Abbott, University of Wisconsin-Madison

 Department of Chemical Engineering

The structuring of water near non-polar molecular fragments or surfaces mediates cohesive interactions (so-called hydrophobic interactions) that underlie a broad range of biophysical, colloidal and materials-related phenomena. Substantial progress has been made during the past decade towards understanding hydrophobic interactions in simple model systems, but in most biological and technological...   More >

What is Putinism?

Lecture | November 29 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Steve Fish, Professor of Political Science, UC Berkeley

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

Professor Fish will gives his insights on the concept of "Putinism."

Causal Inference in the Presence of Interference

Seminar | November 29 | 4-5 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Michael Hudgens, UNC-Chapel Hill

 Department of Statistics

A fundamental assumption usually made in causal inference is that of no interference between individuals (or units), i.e., the potential outcomes of one individual are assumed to be unaffected by the treatment assignment of other individuals. However, in many settings, this assumption obviously does not hold. For example, in infectious diseases, whether one person becomes infected depends on who...   More >

A critical role of the transcription factor, Sox9, in early adipose development

Seminar | November 29 | 4-5 p.m. | 114 Morgan Hall

 Olga Gulyaeva, UC Berkeley

 Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology

Applied Math Seminar: GPU Accelerated Incompressible Flow Solvers

Seminar | November 29 | 4-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Tim Warburton, Virginia Tech

 Department of Mathematics

My research team at Virginia Tech recently started to develop a new multi-GPU accelerated incompressible flow solver using high-order discontinuous Galerkin discretizations as part of the LLNL/ANL Center for Efficient Exascale Discretizations funded by the DOE Exascale Computing Project. I will discuss how GPU memory and processor architecture has influenced the design of the flow solver. In...   More >

San Francisco World History Reading Group: The Art of Not Being Governed by James C. Scott

Meeting | November 29 | 5-7 p.m. |  TBD

 ORIAS (Office of Resources for International and Area Studies)

Teachers in ORIAS World History Reading Groups read one book each month within a global studies theme. Participants meet monthly to eat and spend two hours in collegial conversation. It is a relaxing, intellectually rich atmosphere for both new and experienced teachers.

 This event is for k-14 teachers.

  Register online or or by emailing Shane Carter at orias@berkeley.edu

Karabo Poppy Moletsane and Ashara Ekundayo in Conversation

Lecture | November 29 | 6 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Karabo Poppy Moletsane talks about her new Art Wall project with cultural strategist and curator Ashara Ekundayo.

Toastmasters on Campus Club: Learn public speaking

Meeting | July 2, 2014 – June 27, 2018 every Wednesday with exceptions | 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.

Silence and Sanctuaries

Lecture | November 29 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

“For decades Nathaniel Dorsky has been making works of rare and sometimes startling beauty” (New York Times). He presents his latest, Abaton and Elohim, along with two hand-painted films by Stan Brakhage.

Zaytuna College Lecture Series with Dr. Khadija Harsolia: Captivity, Confinement and Resistance in Mudejar and Morisco Literature

Lecture | November 29 | 7-9 p.m. | Zaytuna College, Sanctuary

 2401 Le Conte Ave., Berkeley, CA 94709

 Dr. Khadija Harsolia, UC Riverside

 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 >