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Conference/Symposium | January 31 | 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Sproul Hall, 309 (Graduate Professional Development Center)
Rachael Samberg, Scholarly Communication Officer, Library
Editors from Elsevier, Springer-Nature, PLOS, UC Press, and more
Hear from scholarly journal and book publishers Elsevier, Springer-Nature, PLOS, UC Press, and more during a half-day symposium in which editors cover all aspects of how, where, and what to publish. Panel presentations and discussions will include:
Intro to Scholarly Publishing: Targeting the right journal for submission; overview of the editorial process (Submission to... More >
Information Session | January 31 | 9-10 a.m. | 139 Mulford Hall
Jon Jarvis, Executive Director, The Berkeley Institute for Parks, People, and Biodiversity; Patrick Gonzalez, Principal Climate Change Specialist, U.S. National Park Service; Sarah Allen, Science Program Lead, U.S. National Park Service
The Institute for Parks, People, and Biodiversity is excited to announce an opportunity for students to join Jon Jarvis, Sarah Allen, and Patrick Gonzalez for a monthly one hour event where they can ask questions and seek advice about the National Park Service, climate change, careers, conservation, and much more. Space is limited, you must RSVP to attend the event.
You MUST R.S.V.P. to attend! Seats are limited. If seats are filled, you will be asked to add your name to a waitlist.
Panel Discussion | January 31 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | 305 Wurster Hall
Jason E. Smith, Partner, KieranTimberlake; Peter Rumsey, Founder, Point Energy Innovations; Beth Piatnitza, UCSF's Capital Programs Housing Program Manager & Project Manager, UCSF
Across the UC system student housing is under development and UC's sustainability practices policy is calling on these new facilities to be zero-net carbon buildings. UC Berkeley's Chancellor's Advisory Committee on Sustainability (CACS) is hosting a conversation to explore this timely topic with UC San Francisco's Minnesota Street Graduate Student and Trainee Housing project design team.
Seminar | January 31 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall
Michael Desai, Harvard University
Natural selection and other evolutionary forces lead to particular patterns of evolutionary dynamics, and they leave characteristic signatures on the genetic variation within populations. We use a combination of theory and experiments to study the dynamics and population genetics of natural selection in asexual populations such as microbes and viruses.
Performing Arts - Music | January 31 | 12 p.m. | Hertz Concert Hall
Fall welcome misc.
John ADAMS China Gates
Philip GLASS Mad Rush
David LANG Cello
Steve REICH Piano Counterpoint
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Featuring the Music Departments 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 and well attended by those on campus and in... More >
Townsend Center Berkeley Book Chat: Richard Cándida Smith: Improvised Continent: Pan-Americanism and Cultural Exchange
Lecture | January 31 | 12-1 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens
Illuminating the story of how cultural exchange programs brought many of the most important Latin American artists and writers to the United States, Richard Cándida Smith explores Pan-American cultural exchange in the twentieth century.
Seminar | January 31 | 12-1 p.m. | 560 Evans Hall
Joe Makin, UCSF
A common task facing computational scientists and, arguably, the brains of primates more generally is to construct models for data, particularly ones that invoke latent variables. Although it is often natural to identify the latent variables of such a model with the true unobserved variables in the world, the correspondence between the two can be more complicated, as when the former are... More >
Colloquium | January 31 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall
Cheryl Suzack, University of Toronto
Canadian Studies Colloquium.
"Indigenous Rights, Gender Violence, and American Outrage."
Prof. Cheryl Suzack
English & Indigenous Studies
University of Toronto
Wednesday, January 31, 2018
223 Moses Hall | 12 Noon
Co-Sponsored by Ethnic Studies
Buffet lunch at 12 noon followed by lecture at 12:10.
Free Event | Open To Everyone
Part of the Canadian Studies Colloquium... More >
MVZ LUNCH SEMINAR - Michael Harvey: Ecology as a driver of evolutionary diversity within Amazonian bird species
Seminar | January 31 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 VLSB, Grinnell-Miller Library
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 >
Colloquium | January 31 | 12-1 p.m. | 2232 Piedmont, Seminar Room
Marcella Alsan MD, MPH, PhD, Professor of Medicine, Stanford University
A lunch time talk and discussion session, featuring visiting and local scholars presenting their research on a wide range of topics of interest to demography.
Information Session | January 31 | 12-1 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall
Leah Carroll, Haas Scholars
Learn about how to apply to this research program for your last year!
The Haas Scholars Program supports twenty undergraduates with financial need with their interest for conducting research during their final year at UC-Berkeley. Applicants are evaluated primarily on the merit and originality of their proposal for an independent research or creative project that will serve as the basis for a... More >
Seminar | January 31 | 12-1 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center
**Travis Wiles**, University of Oregon
Lecture | January 31 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Barbara Hammer, Visual Artist and Filmmaker
Barbara Hammer is a pioneering Bay Area feminist and Lesbian Experimental filmmaker. Hammer has made dozens of films on women's issues gender roles, lesbian relationships and aging.
Barbara Hammer, Visual Artist and Filmmaker
Pioneering visual artist and filmmaker Barbara Hammer, has a multiple praxis for the past 40 years with resonating impact on young artists today. Her work was... More >
Seminar | January 31 | 12-1 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall
Parisa Hosseinzadeh, University of Washington
Mixed chirality peptide macrocycles such as cyclosporine are among the most potent therapeutics identified to-date, but there is currently no way to systematically search through the structural space spanned by such compounds for new drug candidates. Natural proteins do not provide a useful guide: peptide macrocycles lack regular secondary structures and hydrophobic cores and have different... More >
The Palatine East Pottery Project: The Study and On-Line Publication of 20 Tons of Pottery from Downtown Rome
Lecture | January 31 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)
During the period 1989-1996 the American Academy in Rome undertook the excavation of large mid- to late-imperials structure located at the foot of the northeast slope of the Palatine Hill in downtown Rome. The speaker is in charge of the study and publication of the ca. 20 metric tons of Roman-period pottery recovered in the course of this project. The assemblage, what spans most of the first... More >
Colloquium | January 31 | 12:10-1:15 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall
Arlie Hochschild, Professor Emerita, UC Berkeley Department of Sociology
Arlie Hochschild's latest book, Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right (The New Press, September 2016) focuses on the rise of the American right. Based on intensive interviews of Tea Party enthusiasts in Louisiana, conducted over the last five years and focusing on emotions, Hochschild scales an empathy wall to learn how to see, think and feel as they do. What do... More >
Course | January 31 | 1-4 p.m. | 24 University Hall
Supervisors will learn how to manage their represented employees within the constraints of the laws and the labor contracts. They will also learn about management rights, employee rights and union rights, and how to communicate with represented employees and unions. This workshop addresses the following Core Competencies: * Inclusiveness * Managing People * Communication
Workshop | January 31 | 2-3 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall
Do you need to email a professor you've never met before to ask for their help, but you don't know where to start? Have you ever written a long email to a professor, only to receive no response, or not the one you hoped? If so, this workshop is for you! We will discuss how to present yourself professionally over email to faculty and other professionals ... More >
Seminar | January 31 | 2-3 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall
Richard Bamler, UC Berkeley
I will give an accessible introduction to Ricci flow in low dimensions, highlighting its connection to the study of the corresponding static equation, the Einstein equation, and to related topological theorems, such as the Uniformization theorem and the Poincaré and Geometrization Conjectures. I will then discuss the singularity formation of such flows and provide an overview of Perelman’s... More >
Information Session | January 31 | 3-4 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall
Sean Burns, Director, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships
OURS Staff will discuss eligibility criteria for SURF programs, benefits of the fellowship and tips for a successful application
Social Event | January 31 | 3-4 p.m. | Julie's Cafe
Coffee Break is a chance to meet new people from all over the world, have interesting discussions, and drink FREE coffee together--a relaxing break in the middle of the school week! We meet every Wednesday from 3-4 PM at Julie's Cafe.
This week we're talking about that Bay Area life! Whether it's sharing your favorite hangouts or complaining about the housing market, let's chat about the... More >
Seminar | January 31 | 3 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall
Abstract: Substantial efforts across the fields of computer science, artificial intelligence, statistics, operations research, economics, and control theory have provided us with a psychologically- and neurobiologically-grounded account of how humans and other animals learn to predict rewards and punishments, and choose actions to maximize the former and minimize the latter. It becomes an obvious... More >
Film - Feature | January 31 | 3:10 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Telling of a factory workers strike in czarist Russia in 1912 and its brutal suppression, Strike, in its brilliant mixture of agitprop techniques and comic-grotesque stylization, reveals the influence of the explosively rich Soviet theater in which Eisenstein was involved. In surprise associationsintercutting shots of the secret police with animals, or a massacre with an abattoirEisenstein is... More >
Colloquium | January 31 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 575 McCone Hall
James Cheshire, University College London
Maps are an increasingly important tool for interrogating, disseminating and communicating large and complex geographic datasets. This talk will outline the ways in which innovative cartography can be used to inform researchers, and the public more broadly, about the value, and pitfalls, of Big Data. It will draw insights from three highly successful mapping projects that have sought to... More >
Lecture | January 31 | 4-6 p.m. | 820 Barrows Hall
Social Science Matrix is honored to welcome Craig Calhoun, President of the Berggruen Institute, for the Social Science Matrix Distinguished Lecture, to be delivered on January 31 from 4-6pm. A reception will follow Space is limited; RSVP to attend.
RSVP online by January 28.
Seminar | January 31 | 4-5 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall
Merle Behr, University of Göttingen
A challenging problem in cancer genetics is that tumors often consist of a few different groups of cells, so called clones, where each clone has different mutations, like copy-number (CN) variations. In whole genome sequencing the mutations of the different clones get mixed up, according to their relative unknown proportion in the tumor. However, CN's of single clones can only take values in a... More >
Information Session | January 31 | 4-5 p.m. | 2451 Ridge Road, Shire Hall (Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership)
Interested in exploring data science as a career path? Come learn insights about critical skill-sets and how to get hired from current part-time MEng student, Farshad Miraftab.
Farshad is currently a Data Scientist on Asurion's Big Data team responsible for driving customer engagement using machine learning principals. He's developed various models to predict customer churn, improve customer... More >
Only open to Master of Engineering students.
Information Session | January 31 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall
Come learn about public health opportunities abroad! Study Abroad Advisers, Public Health Advisers and students will discuss how study abroad works, program opportunities, guidelines for course approvals, financial aid/scholarships and more!
Colloquium | January 31 | 4-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, 306 (HP Auditorium)
Andries van Dam, Brown University
This presentation covers two of my graphics groups projects, Vizdom and Dash. Rather than a formal exposition of completed research we will present two demos of work-in progress that are intended to illustrate directions we think will be fruitful for information exploration and sensemaking.
Andries van Dam, is the Thomas J. Watson Jr. University Professor of Technology and... More >
Applied Math Seminar: Efficient solvers and preconditioners for the implicit time integration of discontinuous Galerkin methods
Seminar | January 31 | 4-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall
Will Pazner, Brown University and UC Berkeley
Implicit time integration for discontinuous Galerkin (DG) discretizations is important in the context of boundary layer flows, anisotropic, unstructured meshes, and high degree polynomial approximations. Effective preconditioning strategies are essential to the efficient iterative solution of the resulting large, sparse linear systems. In this talk, I will discuss two topics: (1) fully implicit... More >
Topology Seminar (Main Talk): Classification of diffeomorphism groups of 3-manifolds through Ricci flow
Seminar | January 31 | 4-5 p.m. | 3 Evans Hall
Richard Bamler, UC Berkeley
I will present recent work of Bruce Kleiner and myself in which we classify the homotopy type of all spherical and hyperbolic 3-manifolds, except for $RP^3$. This partially resolves the Generalized Smale Conjecture in the spherical case and reproves a theorem due to Gabai in the hyperbolic case.
Our proof is based on a uniqueness theorem for singular Ricci flows, which we established in previous... More >
Colloquium | January 31 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall
Sharon Glotzer, University of Michigan
Entropy, information, and order are important concepts in many fields, relevant for materials to machines, for biology to econophysics. Entropy is typically associated with disorder; yet, the counterintuitive notion that a thermodynamic system of hard particles might - due solely to entropy - spontaneously assemble from a fluid phase into an ordered crystal was first predicted in the mid-20th... More >
Seminar | January 31 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall
Field(s): Theory, Organizational Economics, Political Economy
“Does This Vehicle Belong to You?” Processing the Language of Policing for Improving Police-Community Relations
Lecture | January 31 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 202 South Hall
A linguistic analysis of policy body-camera data from traffic stops reveals race-based differences. How can the findings improve police-community relations?
Information Session | January 31 | 5-6 p.m. | 262 Evans Hall
Marcia Condon, UCDC
Come learn about Berkeley's program in DC, where students from any major intern and research in Washington DC, earning a full semester of Berkeley credit.
Lecture | January 31 | 5-7 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall
Dominic Erdozain, Freelance Writer
Gun rights are typically identified with the Second Amendment a legal, indeed constitutional, prerogative. This lecture argues that they are better understood as part of a culture and a belief system, centering on ideas of innocence and legitimate violence.
Meeting | January 14, 2015 – December 18, 2019 every Wednesday | 6:15-7:30 p.m. | 3119 Etcheverry Hall
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.
Film - Documentary | January 31 | 7 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
A supporter of the revolution that ousted the Salazar dictatorship in Portugal, the German leftist Thomas Harlan was inspired by the Portuguese land reform movement to make this documentary on efforts to turn over the large estate of Torre Bela to local workers. The resulting film remains one of the emblematic Portuguese films of the revolutionary period, and one of the purest examples of... More >
Seminar | February 1 | 12-1 p.m. | 132 Mulford Hall
Carolyn Merchant shares her lecture, "The Anthropocene: The Age of Humanity".
Refreshments will be served at 11:30 am in 139 Mulford.
This event is open to the public.
Data Science/Health IT Job Talk, Hima Lakkaraju, PhD, Stanford: Using Machine Learning to Improve High-Stakes Decision-Making in Health Care
Special Event | February 1 | 12-2 p.m. | 150 University Hall
Lecture | February 1 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall
Hélène Yèche, University of Poitiers
Institute of European Studies, Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES), Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, GHI West, The Pacific Regional Office of the German Historical Institute Washington DC
Hélène Yèche will introduce the audience to the case study of the Sorbs, a Slavic minority living in todays Germany. The Sorbian community of Lusatia recently developed a few important ways of preserving identity and culture in the context of globalization through language revitalization. Sorbian identity challenge is part of a global minority revival trend, which is not only taking place in... More >
Workshop | February 1 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 2101, Bioscience Library Training Room
Becky Miller, Bioscience and Natural Resources Library
Mendeley is a reference manager that enables you to organize, read, share, annotate, and cite your research papers. It is also an academic discovery and collaboration tool.
This hands-on workshop will give beginning Mendeley users practice importing citations and creating bibliographies. Experienced users should bring their Mendeley questions!
Lecture | February 1 | 12-1:15 p.m. | 2515 Tolman Hall
Professor Mintrop will discuss his new book, Design-Based School Improvement: A Practical Guide for Education Leaders, which explores how the need for more robust links between research and practice is at the heart of the effort to enact and scale up successful school reforms. One promising approach is "design development," a methodology widely used in other... More >
Seminar | February 1 | 12-1:30 p.m. | C325 Haas School of Business
Erika Deserranno, Northwestern
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 >
Reading - Literary | February 1 | 12:10-12:50 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Library
A poetry reading by TC Tolbert.
Seminar | February 1 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall
Speaker: Markus Pelger, Stanford
This papers deals with the approximation of latent statistical factors with sparse and easy-to-interpret proximate factors. Latent factors in a large-dimensional factor model can be estimated by principal component analysis, but are usually hard to interpret. By shrinking the factor weights, we obtain proximate factors that are easier to interpret. We show that proximate factors consisting of... More >
Seminar | February 1 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building
Michael Harvey, University of Michigan
Lecture | February 1 | 12:45-2 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, Room 110
Jeff Deutch, Syrian Archive; Niko Para, Syrian Archive
Human Rights Center, Boalt Hall Committee for Human Rights, Middle Eastern Law Students Assc.
Jeff Deutch and Niko Para of the Syrian Archive based in Berlin will discuss the vital work of documenting war crimes and human rights abuses in the age of open source evidence and social media and the critical role of individuals and NGOs. Lunch will be served; pls RSVP at link below.
Conference/Symposium | February 1 | 1-5 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, 310 Banatao Auditorium
Christie Hale, PhD Student, UC Berkeley, GeoSystems, Civil and Environmental En
Michael Gardner, PhD Student, UC Berkeley; Amr Ewais, Researcher, UC Berkeley, GeoSystems, Civil and Environmental En; Estefan Garcia, PhD Student, UC Berkeley, GeoSystems, Civil and Environmental En; Nella Pierre Louis Desruisseaux, PhD Student, UC Berkeley, GeoSystems, Civil and Environmental En; James Fern, Researcher, UC Berkeley, GeoSystems, Civil and Environmental Engineering Department
On behalf of the graduate students of the UC Berkeley GeoSystems program, we are pleased to announce our first annual Geotechnical Engineering Research Symposium. This event is an opportunity for current PhD students and Research Associates to share their research with the geotechnical engineering industry. There will be short oral presentations as well as time for one-on-one interactions via a... More >
$ 25 General Admission, $ 0 Full Time Students, $ 0 Faculty
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 firstname.lastname@example.org... More >
Seminar | February 1 | 2-3 p.m. | Soda Hall, 430-438 Wozniak Lounge
Dr. Scott Baden, Leader, Computer Languages and System Software Group, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
I will describe custom source-to-source translators targeting different
performance programming problems arising in large scale computation.
I will conclude the talk with earlier work on run times, that led to the
research in domain specific translation.
Course | January 16 – May 3, 2018 every Tuesday & Thursday | 2-3:30 p.m. | 102 Wurster Hall
In this spring 2018 class, we shall take up the nature of public speech from Socrates' public dissent to social media messaging today. The course reading will combine classic philosophical statements about the value of free, subversive and offensive speech; histories of the emergence of public spheres; and sociologies of technologically-mediated speech today.
Social Event | February 1 | 2-3:30 p.m. | International House, Front Steps
Join Berkeley International Office (BIO) advisers on this easy hike to enjoy the breathtaking view of the bay! Bring a camera to capture the moment and don't forget to wear comfortable closed-toe shoes. The hike takes 1-1.5 hours. Meet at I-House front entrance on the steps. Bring water.
Colloquium | February 1 | 3-4:30 p.m. | 3401 Dwinelle Hall
Sumiyoshi Tomohiko, Keiō Univeristy
Books printed in Japanese Zen monasteries during the medieval period are known as Gozan-ban or Five Mountains editions. Originally, Gozan-ban were printed for the self-education of Gozan monks who were expected to imitate the latest Chinese scholarship and act out another culture in Japan. At this time, in the 13th to 14th centuries, Chinese Zen masters visited Japan very often, while Japanese... More >
Social Event | February 1 | 3:30-5:30 p.m. | Alumni House
Join fellow Cal basketball fans at Alumni House before your Golden Bears take on the Ducks in this exciting Pac-12 match-up. This Hoops Party includes dinner by Armadillo Willy's, drinks, remarks from Assistant Basketball Coach Tim O'Toole, Women's Swim Coach Teri McKeever and performances by Cal Band and Cal Spirit Groups.
Hoops Party Details
Date: Thursday, February 1
Hoops Party: 3:30 ... More >
Colloquium | February 1 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library
Andre Schmid, University of Toronto
Laura Nelson, UC Berkeley
How was proper consumption conceived in the newly emergent socialist order of North Korea? Despite the desire of the Party-state to represent a population united around the Kim family and the (not unrelated) tendency of foreign observers to see North Korea as an extreme case of totalitarianism, there was in fact no straightforward answer to this question in the early postwar years.
Colloquium | February 1 | 4-6 p.m. | Morgan Hall, Morgan Lounge
Join the discussion organized by the Nicaragua Center for Community Action, SOCLA-North America, and the Task Force on the Americas to welcome the Asociación de Trabajadores del Campo (ATC) and voices from Via Campesina in a conversation on food sovereignty and agroecology!
On this tour, the ATCs Marlen Sanchez and Dionys Melgara will be speaking and exchanging on the importance of La Via... More >
Colloquium | February 1 | 4-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall
Shelly Harvey, Rice University
A group is called large if it has a finite index subgroup which surjects onto a non-abelian free group. By work of Agol and Cooper-Long-Reid, most 3-manifold groups are large; in particular, the fundamental groups of hyperbolic 3-manifolds are large. In previous work, the first author gave examples of closed, hyperbolic 3-manifolds with arbitrarily large first homology rank but whose fundamental... More >
Lecture | February 1 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conference Room) | Note change in date
Maya Tudor, Associate Professor of Government and Public Policy, Blavatnik School of Government Fellow, St. Hilda's College, Oxford University
Munis Faruqui, Director, Institute for South Asia Studies; Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies; Associate Professor, South & South East Asian Studies
Dr. Maya Tudor, Associate Professor of Government and Public Policy, Blavatnik School of Government Fellow, St. Hilda's College, Oxford University
The Future Of Cybersecurity And Trends In Technological Risk: Implications For US Foreign Policy And Politics
Lecture | February 1 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall
Jonathan Reiber, Senior Fellow, Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity, UC Berkeley
Jonathan Reiber is Senior Advisor at Technology for Global Security, a think-do tank based in Palo Alto, California, and a Visiting Scholar at UC Berkeley's Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity, where he previously held a two-year writing and research senior fellowship from 2015-2017. Jonathan is currently at work on a Smith Richardson Foundation funded study exploring the nature of public-private... More >
Lecture | February 1 | 5:30-8:30 p.m. | David Brower Center
2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704
Wildlife photojournalist and National Geographic fellow Joe Riis, who has documented the migrations of pronghorn, mule deer, and elk in Wyoming for more than a decade, will give a multimedia presentation and book signing of his new book, Yellowstone Migrations. A reception begins at 5:30 pm with the program at 6:30 pm.
Riis will be joined by ecologist & UC Berkeley Professor Arthur Middleton,... More >
Lecture | February 1 | 6-7:30 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden
The current system for growing cannabis has caused significant environmental degradation due to pollutants, heavy water use, clear cutting natural areas, and other man-made impacts. What are the current environmental issues, and how can they be addressed as cannabis production scales.
$30 / $25 UCBG Members / $15 Current students
Film - Feature | February 1 | 6-7 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall
Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Arab Film Festival
Director: Mahdi Fleifel
Country: Lebanon, Palestine 2016
30 mins - Color
Reda is 26 years old. His dreams of escaping the Palestinian refugee camp Ain El-Hilweh in Lebanon ended in failure after three years trapped in Greece. He returned with a drug addiction to life in a camp torn apart by internal strife and the encroachment of war from Syria. Against all... More >
Sport - Intercollegiate - Basketball | February 1 | 6 p.m. | Haas Pavilion
Cal Men's Basketball hosts Oregon in conference action at Haas Pavilion.
Miscellaneous | February 1 | 6-8 p.m. | Career Center (2440 Bancroft Way)
CAA has teamed up with the UC Berkeley Career Center to help students make connections and gain clarity in their career pursuits.
For each of these casual networking events, we are seeking a diverse group of alumni to showcase a variety of careers. The events require no prepsimply chat with interested students, share your path from Cal to career, and offer advice to those who hope to follow... More >
Information Session | February 1 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)
Meet engineers and recruiters from Xilinx, the company behind many of the hardware and software chip developments that are making deep learning more powerful and possible!
Make sure to bring a paper resume if you would like to be considered for intern or full time positions!
Thai food will be served!
Jim Hwang, Principal Engineer
Jayashree Rangarajan, Senior Director,... More >
Meeting | February 1 | 6-8 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, Booth Auditorium, Room 175
Thursday, February 1, 2018
6pm to 8pm
Berkeley Law Booth Auditorium, Room 175
Please join fellow faculty, students, staff, and alumni for a Town Hall meeting on the Use of the Boalt Name.
The October survey yielded over 1,000 responses. Three survey respondents will advocate for the dominant positions on name usage, followed by an open community discussion.
Reading - Literary | February 1 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, 315, Maude Fife
The Holloway Series in Poetry invites you to a reading with Mónica de la Torre and Lo Ferris. Mónica de la Torre is the author of six books of poetry, most recently The Happy End/All Welcome (Ugly Duckling Presse). Born and raised in Mexico City, she translates poetry, writes about art, and is a contributing editor to BOMB Magazine. Publications include The Third Rail, Triple Canopy, Harper's, ... More >
Film - Feature | February 1 | 7:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Exploring the strange symbiosis between a speechless actress (Liv Ullmann) and her nurse companion (Bibi Andersson), this is Bergman at his most brilliant (Time Out).