<< Week of February 16 >>

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Laptop and Mobile Ergonomics (BEUHS409)

Workshop | February 14 | 10-11 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 how to use your laptop safely in an office and mobile setting. Recommended mobile products and best practices for using smart phones and tablets will also be provided. Enroll online

  Register online

Human Organs Chips for Drug Development, Disease Modeling, and Precision Medicine: CITRIS Spring 2018 Research Exchange Series

Seminar | February 14 | 12-1 p.m. | 310 Sutardja Dai Hall

 Kevin E. Healy, Jan Fandrianto and Selfia Halim Distinguished Professor, UC Berkeley

 CITRIS and the Banatao Institute

Sharing a vision to reduce or eliminate the use of animals in drug discovery, and conduct ‘clinical trials’ in patient-specific organ chips that can accommodate variations in genetics, environment, and lifestyle.

CRISPR-guided insights into the physiology and evolution of methanogenic archaea

Seminar | February 14 | 12-1 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center

 **Dipti Nayak**, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Connecting Cultures at the Phoebe Hearst Museum: Building a 21st-Century Anthropology Museum

Lecture | February 14 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Benjamin Porter, Director, Phoebe A. Hearst Museum, Phoebe A. Hearst Museum, University of California Berkeley

 Archaeological Research Facility

The Phoebe Hearst Museum Director Benjamin Porter will discuss the Museum’s recent efforts to create a dynamic venue where people from around the world can connect in new and meaningful ways. The Museum is positioning itself to be a place where visitors encounter pressing questions and challenges that can be explored through the lenses of contemporary anthropology. Recent accomplishments will be...   More >

Food and Power: Regime Type, Agricultural Policy and Political Stability

Lecture | February 14 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Henry Thomson, chool of Politics & Global Studies at Arizona State University

 Institute of European Studies

One of the most salient cleavages to be managed in developing nations is between cities and the countryside, and it plays itself out in markets for agricultural produce and food. Agricultural policy is a trade-off between rural and urban interests and results from different types of governments attempting to remain in power by addressing the competing claims of these constituencies. Policies go...   More >

A Talk with Chip Lord

Lecture | February 14 | 12-1:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Chip Lord, Professor Emeritus, Film & Digital Media Department, University of California, Santa Cruz

 Arts + Design

Chip Lord is a pioneering video artist and founding member of the Bay Area media collective Ant Farm.

Chip Lord grew up in 1950’s America, a place that has been a continual source of inspiration in his work as an artist. Trained as an architect, he was a founding partner of Ant Farm, with whom he produced the video art classics Media Burn and The Eternal Frame as well as the public sculpture,...   More >

“Defining Microbiota and Host Resilience to Physical Perturbations: A Multi-Scale Approach”

Seminar | February 14 | 12-1 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Carolina Tropini, Stanford University

 Bioengineering (BioE)

Physical perturbations are prevalent in the bacterial world. Changes in the environmental mechanical properties, temperature, pH, or osmotic pressure apply broad spectrum stresses to bacterial communities and drive evolution. Specifically, in the human gut, osmotic stress is a common disturbance caused by food intolerance, malabsorption, and widespread laxative use. In my postdoctoral studies, I...   More >

MVZ LUNCH SEMINAR - Christopher Martin: The cryptic origins of evolutionary novelty: From genotype to fitness landscape

Seminar | February 14 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 VLSB, Grinnell-Miller Library

 Christopher Martin (MVZ/IB Faculty Candidate)

 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 >

Townsend Center Berkeley Book Chat: James Turner: Eros Visible: Art, Sexuality and Antiquity in Renaissance Italy

Lecture | February 14 | 12-1 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens

 Townsend Center for the Humanities

In his study of High Renaissance art, Professor of English James Turner demonstrates the surprisingly close connection between explicitly pornographic art and the canonical works of masters such as Leonardo, Raphael, and Michelangelo.

A Roundtable: Understanding US Life Expectancy declines in the international context: Josh Goldstein, Ray Catalano, Ron Lee, Magali Barbieri, Andrew Noymer

Colloquium | February 14 | 12-1 p.m. | 2232 Piedmont, Seminar Room

 Population Science, Department of Demography

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

Noon Concert: Candace Johnson, soprano

Performing Arts - Music | February 14 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Fall welcome misc.

 Department of Music

Hrabba Atladottir, violin
Leighton Fong, cello
Karen Rosenak, piano
Michael Seth Orland, piano
DEBUSSY Six Épigraphes Antiques
DEBUSSY Sonata for Violoncello and Piano
DEBUSSY Sonata for Violin and Piano

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...   More >

Transfer Student Success Workshop: The Power of Research - Learn how research can enrich your undergraduate experience

Workshop | February 14 | 12-1 p.m. | César E. Chávez Student Center, Transfer Student Center, Room 105

 Office of Undergraduate Research

The Power of Research - Learn how research can enrich your undergraduate experience

45 years of studying stress, social relationships and health: 8 pivotal moments that changed the course of my career

Colloquium | February 14 | 12:10-1:15 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

 Sheldon Cohen, Professor, Carnegie Mellon University

 Institute of Personality and Social Research

This talk is a summary of Dr. Cohen’s research over the last 45 years. It is organized by “pivots” – experiences that altered the direction of his work. Work he will discuss includes studies of the effects of environmental noise (traffic and aircraft) on cognition, affect and physiology of elementary school children; of the role of social ties, social supports, and social conflicts in physical...   More >

Beyond Crisis Liberalism: How We Can Tackle Extreme Inequality

Lecture | February 14 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. |  Freight and Salvage Coffeehouse

 2020 Addison, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Mark Gomez

 Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)

California is remarkably prosperous. Yet most of us are stuck. How can we inspire the change we need to ensure renewed economic progress? How can we finally end racial economic exclusion? Who will lead us forward?

Dealing with Secrecy, Trust and Access in Nuclear Weapons Verification

Lecture | February 14 | 1-2 p.m. |  Nuclear Science and Security Consortium

 2150 Shattuck Ave, Suite 230 , Berkeley, CA 94704

 Sébastien Philippe

 Nuclear Science and Security Consortium

Presented by Sébastien Philippe.

Future nuclear arms-control agreements could place numerical limits on the total number of warheads in the arsenals of the weapon states. Verifying these agreements would face at least two fundamentally new challenges. First, inspectors would have to confirm that the number of declared items does not exceed the agreed limit; and, second, inspectors would also...   More >

Softball vs. UC Davis

Sport - Intercollegiate - Baseball/Softball | February 14 | 2 p.m. |  Levine-Fricke Field

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Softball hosts UC Davis at Levine-Fricke Field.

Topology Seminar (Introductory Talk): Train tracks for free group automorphisms

Seminar | February 14 | 2-3 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Derrick Wigglesworth, University of Utah

 Department of Mathematics

In this talk, I'll give an introduction to one of the main tools used in the study of Out(Fn): train tracks. These are particularly nice representatives of free group automorphisms that allow one to study their dynamical properties.

Film: the New Babylon

Film - Feature | February 14 | 3:10 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

We present The New Babylon with Dmitri Shostakovich’s original symphonic score for the silent film. Originally banned for its excess and aestheticism, this energetic avant-garde extravaganza represents a culmination of the experimental Factory of the Eccentric Actor (FEKS), founded by directors Kozintsev and Trauberg. Set in the 1871 Paris Commune and centered around a posh department store...   More >

Scaling limits for percolated random planar maps

Seminar | February 14 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Nina Holden, Concordia University

 Department of Statistics

The Schramm-Loewner evolution (SLE) is a family of random fractal curves, which is the proven or conjectured scaling limit of a variety of two-dimensional lattice models in statistical mechanics. Liouville quantum gravity (LQG) is a model for a random surface which is the proven or conjectured scaling limit of discrete surfaces known as random planar maps (RPM). We prove scaling limit results for...   More >

Eric Friedlander - Mean-Field Methods In Large Stochastic Networks

Seminar | February 14 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 540 Cory Hall

 Eric Friedlander, University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill

 Industrial Engineering & Operations Research

Abstract: Analysis of large-scale communication networks (e.g. ad hoc wireless networks, cloud computing systems, server networks etc.) is of great practical interest. The massive size of such networks frequently makes direct analysis intractable. Asymptotic approximations using hydrodynamic and diffusion scaling limits provide useful methods for approaching such problems. In this talk, we study...   More >

Molecular Technology for Improved Treatment of Disease

Colloquium | February 14 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall

 Hadley Sikes, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 Department of Chemical Engineering

Our understanding of disease states, both communicable and non-communicable, progresses at a remarkable pace in this age of data-rich biology. Unfortunately, our current ability to make use of this knowledge on a routine basis in clinical settings is limited. The focus of this presentation will be to present examples of how chemical engineering design and biomolecular engineering can be used to...   More >

Topology Seminar (Main Talk): Distortion for abelian subgroups of Out(Fn)

Seminar | February 14 | 4-5 p.m. | 3 Evans Hall

 Derrick Wigglesworth, University of Utah

 Department of Mathematics

In this talk, we'll discuss recent a recent result which states that abelian subgroups of the outer automorphism group of a free group are quasi-isometrically embedded. This result strengthens the analogy between mapping class groups and Out(Fn), and can be thought of as a first step towards a quasi-isometric rigidity theorem for Out(Fn).

A Conversation About US Foreign Policy

Lecture | February 14 | 5-6:30 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room

 Michèle Flournoy, Co-Founder and Managing Director of WestExec Advisors

 Institute of International Studies

Michèle Flournoy is the Co-Founder and Managing Director of WestExec Advisors and is the former CEO of CNAS. She serves on the CNAS Board of Directors.

She served as the Under Secretary of Defense for Policy from February 2009 to February 2012. She was the principal adviser to the Secretary of Defense in the formulation of national security and defense policy, oversight of military plans and...   More >

Artist's Talk: Jay Heikes

Lecture | February 14 | 6 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Artist Jay Heikes talks about art and alchemy and offers an overview of his wide-ranging practice, with an emphasis on the works featured in Jay Heikes / MATRIX 269.

Toastmasters on Campus Club: Learn public speaking

Meeting | January 14, 2015 – December 18, 2019 every Wednesday | 6:15-7:30 p.m. | 3111 Etcheverry Hall

 Toastmasters on Campus

Toastmasters has been the world leader in teaching public speaking since 1924. Meetings are an enjoyable self-paced course designed to get you up and running as a speaker in only a few months.

Film: Ex Libris: The New York Public Library

Film - Documentary | February 14 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Frederick Wiseman’s latest documentary provides welcome confirmation of the survival of intelligent life in discouraging times. Ex Libris demonstrates the dedication of the New York Public Library, with eighty-eight branches spread across five boroughs, to support and reflect the vibrant diversity of the city at its best. Observing board meetings, celebrity speaker series, and galas;...   More >

Nicola Benedetti and The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment

Performing Arts - Music | February 14 | 8-10 p.m. |  Paramount Theater

  2025 Broadway, Oakland 94607

 Cal Performances

Program:
Beethoven/Symphony No. 4
Beethoven/Violin Concerto

$42–$86

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

Nicola Benedetti and The Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment perform

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Workplace Civility: Respect in Action

Workshop | February 15 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | University Hall, Room 24

 Julia Horvath, Staff Ombuds Office

 Staff Ombuds Office

Learn practical steps for promoting civility at work, including guidelines for considerate conduct and ideas for creating a more inclusive work environment. Participants will also learn how to help their unit establish group norms and effective ways to respond to rudeness.

Global Internships Program Information Session

Information Session | February 15 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Earn academic credit while gaining practical internship experience domestically or abroad. Learn more about UC Berkeley Global Internships at this event and see how your summer can transform you!

Post-Baccalaureate Program for Counseling and Psychology Professions Online Information Session

Information Session | February 15 | 12-1 p.m. |  Online

 UC Berkeley Extension

Whether you are a career changer or already working in the field, understand how this program can help you plan an academic program of study and initiate the graduate- school application process.

  Make reservations online

A Medieval Gospel Book from Genocide to Restitution: Toros Roslin’s Zeytun Gospels, 1915-2015

Lecture | February 15 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 270 Stephens Hall

 Heghnar Zeitlian Watenpaugh, Associate Professor of Art History, UC Davis

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

The destruction of art, especially religious art, is one of the components of the genocidal phenomenon. Claims for the restitution of surviving religious and artistic objects form part post-conflict processes of survival or reconciliation. The widespread destruction of religious art is a well known dimension of the Armenian Genocide, yet its has rarely attracted critical attention. A rare example...   More >

Bancroft Library Roundtable: Solving Mysteries at The Bancroft Library: The Fifth (Floor) Dimension

Lecture | February 15 | 12-1 p.m. | Faculty Club, Lewis-Latimer Room

 Kenna Fisher, MLIS, Manuscripts Cataloger, The Bancroft Library

 Bancroft Library

Ever wonder how Bancroft's wonderful collections are made ready for the public? Go behind the scenes with Bancroft manuscripts cataloger Kenna Fisher as she takes you on a journey through special collections processing. Fisher will discuss how she solved mysteries contained in two new acquisitions: a Gold Rush-era journal and a World War I collection.

Graduate Student Workshop with Middle Eastern Studies Librarian

Workshop | February 15 | 12-2 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Mohamed Hamed, Middle Eastern & Near Eastern Studies Librarian, UC Berkeley

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

This workshop is an opportunity for graduate students to meet the new Middle Eastern & Near Eastern Studies Librarian and discover the library's collections for the Middle East and North Africa.

  RSVP online by February 13.

2018 ESPM Seminar Series - Angela Hodge

Seminar | February 15 | 12-1 p.m. | 132 Mulford Hall

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

Angela Hodge, Dept.of Biology, University of York (UK)
"Plastic plants, patchy soils, and ancient fungi"

Coffee will be served from 11:30 to 12:00 in 139 Mulford Hall.

This event is open to the public.

Eating Well to Energize (BEUHS641): Nutrition Events at Tang

Workshop | February 15 | 12:10-1 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club

 Kim Guess, RD, Wellness Program Dietitian, Be well at Work - Wellness

 Be Well at Work - Wellness

Balanced meals can help keep your energy steady throughout the day and as a bonus, these meals are also good for weight management and long-term health! Learn how to combine food groups in a tasty way that will help you focus on work through the morning, avoid the afternoon slump, and have the energy to do what you want to do when you get home from work. Lecture, brief cooking demonstration, and...   More >

IB Seminar: Sympatric speciation, diabolical extinction, and gene flow in some of the simplest ecosystems on earth

Seminar | February 15 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Christopher Martin, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

 Department of Integrative Biology

Seminar 217, Risk Management: Digitally-driven change in the insurance industry—disruption or transformation?

Seminar | February 15 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Speaker: Jeffrey Bohn, Swiss Re

 Center for Risk Management Research

As technology continues to insinuate itself into all facets of financial services, the insurance industry faces a slow-motion parade of promise, possibilities, prematurity, and pared-down expectations. Digitization, the birth of InsurTech, machine intelligence, and the collection & curation of (orders of magnitude) more structured & unstructured data are changing (and will continue to change) the...   More >

Is There A Future for International Criminal Justice?

Lecture | February 15 | 12:45-2 p.m. | 140 Boalt Hall, School of Law

 Stephen J. Rapp, former US Ambassador-at-Large, Office of Global Crimnial Justice, US State Dept

 Miller Institute for Global Challenges and the Law

Stephen Rapp was Ambassador-at-Large (2009-2015) heading the Office of Global Criminal Justice in the US State Department, where he coordinated US Government support to international criminal tribunals, and to hybrid and national courts responsible for prosecuting persons charged with genocide, war crimes, and crimes against humanity.

Econ 235, Financial Economics: Persistent Financial Distress After the Great Recession

Seminar | February 15 | 1-2 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Francis Wong, UC Berkeley

 Department of Economics

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – December 30, 2018 every Sunday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday with exceptions | 1:30-2:45 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join us for a free, docent-led tour of the Garden as we explore interesting plant species, learn about the vast collection, and see what is currently in bloom. Meet at the Entry Plaza.

Free with Garden admission
Advanced registration not required

Tours may be cancelled without notice.
For day-of inquiries, please call 510-643-2755
For tour questions, please email gardentours@berkeley.edu...   More >

Madrid Summer Abroad Information Session

Information Session | February 15 | 2-3 p.m. | 442 Stephens Hall

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Come learn how you can study abroad with UC Berkeley faculty this summer! Join us for an informational session and learn how you can check off breadth requirements while immersing yourself in an international experience!

Seminar 251, Labor Seminar: NO Seminar

Seminar | February 15 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall | Canceled

 Center for Labor Economics

ISF 110 - Free Speech in the Public Sphere: An Interdisciplinary Approach

Course | January 16 – May 3, 2018 every Tuesday & Thursday | 2-3:30 p.m. | 102 Wurster Hall

 Division of Undergraduate Education

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.

2018 College of Environmental Design Career Fair

Career Fair | February 15 | 3-7 p.m. |  Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union

 College of Environmental Design

The annual College of Environmental Design Career Fair brings together wide ranging employers and design firms to meet and recruit UC Berkeley students in the disciplines of architecture, planning, urban studies and other environmental design fields.

Netherlands and Belgium Summer Abroad Information Session

Information Session | February 15 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Come learn how you can study abroad with UC Berkeley faculty this summer! Join us for an informational session and learn how you can check off breadth requirements while immersing yourself in an international experience!

Measuring Subgenres: Quantitative Approaches to Paratextual Labeling and Readers’ Expectations

Lecture | February 15 | 4-6 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, 4125A (level D)

 Nicholas Paige, UC Berkeley French

 Department of French

This event will feature two presentations of ongoing quantitative research into the adoption of labels for novelistic subgenres — phrases such as “a novel of manners” and “a historical novel.” Is the appearance of generic subtitles on title pages a reliable indicator of a novel’s content? Do such subtitles spread in a predictable fashion, and to what extent does their use traverse national and...   More >

Barbarians at the Gate: Socialist University, Upward Mobility, and New Intelligentsia in Postwar Poland

Lecture | February 15 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 270 Stephens Hall

 Agata Zysiak, Visiting Scholar, Institute for Advanced Study

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

After the social revolution brought on by WWII and a new political order, Polish society started on a path of intense reconstruction. A freshly established university in the "Polish Manchester" - Łódź - serves as a case study to examine postwar visions of academia, reforms of higher education, and upward mobility. The socialist university project was designed for the people and was a...   More >

Mathematics Department Colloquium: Stark's conjectures and Hilbert's 12th problem

Colloquium | February 15 | 4-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Samit Dasgupta, UC Santa Cruz

 Department of Mathematics

In this talk we will discuss two central problems in algebraic number theory and their interconnections: explicit class field theory (also known as Hilbert's 12th Problem), and the special values of L-functions. The goal of explicit class field theory is to describe the abelian extensions of a ground number field via analytic means intrinsic to the ground field. Meanwhile, there is an abundance...   More >

Testing for two-stage experiments in the presence of interference

Seminar | February 15 | 4-5 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Guillaume Basse, Harvard University

 Department of Statistics

Many important causal questions concern interactions between units, also known as interference. Examples include interactions between individuals in households, students in schools, and firms in markets. Standard analyses that ignore interference can often break down in this setting: estimators can be badly biased, while classical randomization tests can be invalid. In this talk, I present recent...   More >

Enabling Data Science for the Majority

Seminar | February 15 | 4 p.m. | Soda Hall, 306 Soda Hall

 Aditya Parameswaran, Assistant Professor, University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

The driving goal of our research is to help individuals and teams--regardless of programming or analysis ability--manage, analyze, make sense of, and draw insights from large datasets. Over the past three years, we've been building (with collaborators at MIT, UMD, and UChicago) a number of tools that empower individuals and teams to perform data science more effectively and effortlessly.

The Ito Sisters: An American Story

Film - Documentary | February 15 | 5-7 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Multicultural Community Center

 Antonia Grace Glenn, Director/Producer; Evelyn Nakano Glenn, Professor Emeritus, UC Berkeley; Michael Omi, Associate Professor, UC Berkeley

 Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Department of Ethnic Studies

Join us for a screening of the film "The Ito Sisters: An American Story," followed by Q&A with the Director/Producer Antonia Grace Glenn and Processor Evelyn Nakano Glenn and Michael Omi.

THE ITO SISTERS captures the rarely told stories of the earliest Japanese immigrants to the United States and their American-born children. In particular, the film focuses on the experiences of Issei (or...   More >

The Merit of Words and Letters: Sutra Recitation in Japanese Zen

Lecture | February 15 | 5-7 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Erez Joskovich, UC Berkeley

 Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Center for Japanese Studies (CJS)

Classical Chan/Zen literature is famous for its disparagement of scriptural authority, ranging from the well-known slogan “separate transmission outside the scriptures...,” attributed to Bodhidharma, to stories of renowned Zen masters abusing Buddhist scriptures. Nevertheless, similar to other Buddhist schools, incantations of sutras and invocation of dhāranī have been a significant...   More >

Ireland Summer Abroad Informational Session

Information Session | February 15 | 5-6 p.m. | 44B Dwinelle Hall

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Come learn how you can study abroad with UC Berkeley faculty this summer! Join us for an informational session and learn how you can check off breadth requirements while immersing yourself in an international experience!

Fatum: Destiny in Greece and Rome: Sather Lecture #2

Lecture | February 15 | 5:30 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall | Note change in time and location

 Maurizio Bettini, Università degli Studi di Siena

 Department of Classics

The Promise of Patriarchy: Women and the Nation of Islam - Ula Taylor

Colloquium | February 15 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Hearst Field Annex, Fannie Lou Hamer Center

 Ula Taylor

 Fannie Lou Hamer Center

The CRG Thursday Forum presents...

The Promise of Patriarchy: Women and the Nation of Islam
Ula Taylor, African American Studies   More >

SOLD OUT - The Science of Cannabis: The Neuroscience of Cannabis

Lecture | February 15 | 6-7:30 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

How does Cannabis affect our brain, mind, and behavior? The subjective experiences, therapeutic uses, and potential for abuse associated with Cannabis are related to the plant’s complex botanical chemistry and the impact of this chemistry on body and psyche.

$30 / $25 UCBG Members / $15 Current students

 SOLD OUT.

Amazon Info-Session

Information Session | February 15 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

A team of recruiters and software engineers from Amazon will be on campus to discuss their company, technologies, and positions they are hiring for. Dinner will be served!
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At Amazon, we are working to be the most customer-centric company on earth. To get there, we need exceptional talent, bright, and driven people. Amazon is continually evolving and is a place where motivated employees...   More >

Film: Cries and Whispers

Film - Feature | February 15 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Cries and Whispers depicts the final day of Agnes (Harriet Andersson), who lies in bed with cancer. Her most dear ones—her sisters, Maria (Liv Ullmann) and Karin (Ingrid Thulin), and a companion, Anna (Kari Sylwan)—watch over her. In a film as formal as a clock’s tick, Bergman restricts his palette to colors of blood, his close-ups to the image of the soul. The four women want strength to face...   More >

Transient Canvas

Performing Arts - Music | February 15 | 8-10 p.m. |  CNMAT (1750 Arch St.)

 Center for New Music and Audio Technologies (CNMAT)

Transient Canvas presents Wired, a portrait of technology’s integration into modern life.

$10 General, $5 Students and seniors

Berkeley Dance Project 2018

Performing Arts - Dance | February 15 – 17, 2018 every day | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Playhouse

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

Berkeley Dance Project 2018 features new choreography by Katie Faulkner and James Graham, as well as TDPS students Madeline Aragon and Hillary Tang. Faulkner explores the physical changes that women undergo as they progress through puberty, childbearing, aging, and illness, while Graham’s new work questions our experiences with gender, sexuality, and identity.

$13 Students, Cal Staff & Faculty, Seniors (online in advance), $15 Students, Cal Staff & Faculty, Seniors (At the door. ID required), $18 General Admission (Online in advance), $20 General Admission (At the door)

  Buy tickets online

CNMAT Users Group presents: Transient Canvas

Performing Arts - Music | February 15 | 8 p.m. |  CNMAT (1750 Arch St.)

 CNMAT (Center for New Music and Technology)

Transient Canvas presents Wired, a portrait of technology’s integration into modern life. As people try to emulate computers and we build computers that emulate people, the question of who is controlling whom becomes ambiguous. With musical inspiration ranging from Aphex Twin to electronic dance music, this program features music by Lainie Fefferman, David Ibbett, Peter Van Zandt Lane, Rudolf...   More >

$10 G.A., $5 seniors and students

Friday, February 16, 2018

Sara Ahmed Talk and Conversation

Lecture | February 16 |  Location TBA

 Sara Ahmed

 Center for the Study of Sexual Culture

Join us for a talk with renowned scholar Sara Ahmed, whose work lives at the intersections of feminist, queer, postcolonial, and critical race theory. We will also be hosting a conversation with Professor Ahmed for graduate students only. Contact the CSSC for more details.

Qigong with Director Eric Siegel

Workshop | February 16 | 10-11 a.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join UCBG Director, Eric Siegel, for a morning practice in Qigong (pronounced cheegong), a form of meditative exercise with repeated movements, gently stretching the core and limbs and building body awareness.

Free with Garden Admission

  Register online

A Methodologically Integrative Approach to Predicting the Seismic Performance of Structures on Liquefiable Ground

Seminar | February 16 | 10-11 a.m. | 542 Davis Hall

 Shideh Dashti, Ph.D

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

Dr. Dashti’s research includes the study of interactions and interdependencies among infrastructure systems during disasters; seismic performance of underground structures; and consequences and mitigation of the liquefaction hazard facing structures in isolation and in urban settings.

Representing Linguistic Knowledge With Probabilistic Models

Colloquium | February 16 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

 Stephan Meylan, UC Berkeley

 Department of Psychology

Ph.D. Exit Talk

Application of Causal Analyses for Diagnosing Environmental Problems: Environmental Engineering Seminar

Seminar | February 16 | 12-1 p.m. | 534 Davis Hall

 Dr. Charles Menzie, Global Executive Director, Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

Labor Lunch Seminar: NO SEMINAR

Seminar | February 16 | 12-1 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall | Canceled

 Center for Labor Economics

Yoga for Tension and Stress Relief (BEUHS664)

Workshop | February 16 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 251 Hearst Gymnasium

 Laurie Ferris, Yoga Instructor, Be Well at Work - Wellness Program

 Be Well at Work - Wellness

Practicing yoga can release tension in your joints, give you greater range of movement, soothe your back, and grant you increased comfort in all aspects of your life. Learn how pranayama breathing can enhance your practice, and help liberate your mind in surprising ways. Yoga mats are provided, or you can bring your own. Comfortable clothing and bare feet recommended.

  Register online

Trees of the Garden: Docent-led Tour

Tour/Open House | February 16 | 1-2 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Discover the signature trees from around the world at the UC Botanical Garden.

Free for Members or with Garden Admission

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

Solid State Technology and Devices Seminar: Silicon Quantum Photonics

Seminar | February 16 | 1-2 p.m. | Cory Hall, 521 Hogan Room

 Mark Thompson, University of Bristol

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Quantum information technologies offer a new and powerful ways to processing and communicating information. Of the various approaches to quantum technologies, photons are appealing for their low-noise properties and ease of manipulation at the single qubit level; while the challenge of entangling interactions between photons can be met via measurement induced non-linearities. Historically bulk...   More >

Talking About Combinatorial Objects Student Seminar: Finite Reflection Groups

Seminar | February 16 | 1-2 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Max Hlavacek, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Guardamar Summer Abroad Information Session

Information Session | February 16 | 1-1:50 p.m. | 305 Wurster Hall

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Discover the impact that tourism and urbanism have on a city's architectural identity while living in Spain this summer! In Guardamar, students will broaden their architecture experience by stepping into a town where culture, food, ritual, and environment significantly impact urban design.

Join us at 1:00 pm for an informational session Guardamar's Summer Abroad program: "Imagining and...   More >

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – December 30, 2018 every Sunday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday with exceptions | 1:30-2:45 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join us for a free, docent-led tour of the Garden as we explore interesting plant species, learn about the vast collection, and see what is currently in bloom. Meet at the Entry Plaza.

Free with Garden admission
Advanced registration not required

Tours may be cancelled without notice.
For day-of inquiries, please call 510-643-2755
For tour questions, please email gardentours@berkeley.edu...   More >

Exploring the Nanoworld Inside Cells: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | February 16 | 2-3 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall | Note change in time and location

 Prof. Eric Betzig, UC Berkeley / LBNL, Physics

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

A single mammalian cell is a complex yet robust machine self-assembled from approximately 100 million copies of tens of thousands of distinct proteins, each only a few nanometers in size. Reverse engineering this system is a daunting task, not only because of the small size and shear number of components, but also because the system is exquisitely sensitive to perturbation, either by scientific...   More >

Zeyu Zheng - Top-Down Statistical Modeling

Seminar | February 16 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 3108 Etcheverry Hall

 Zeyu Zheng, Stanford University

 Industrial Engineering & Operations Research

Abstract: In this talk, we will argue that data-driven service systems engineering should take a statistical perspective that is guided by the decisions and performance measures that are critical from a managerial perspective. We further take the view that the statistical models will often be used as inputs to simulations that will be used to drive either capacity decisions or real-time decisions...   More >

Chile Summer Abroad Information Session

Information Session | February 16 | 2-3 p.m. | Stephens Hall, IAS Conference Room 101

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Come learn how you can study abroad with UC Berkeley faculty this summer! Join us for an informational session and learn how you can check off breadth requirements while immersing yourself in an international experience!

Student Probability/PDE Seminar: Large Deviation Principle for Stochastic Growth Models IV

Seminar | February 16 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Fraydoun Rezakhanlou, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Clark Kerr Garden Open Hours

Tour/Open House | February 2 – May 11, 2018 every Friday | 2:30-4:30 p.m. |  Clark Kerr Campus

 Campus Gardens

The Clark Kerr Garden is managed by Gardener Susanne Weisman along with the Cal Dining Sustainability Team Garden Coordinators and committed volunteers. Clark Kerr contains a culinary garden, an orchard, and continually growing edible landscaping.

Our goal is to be a space where anyone can hang out, pass through, learn something, collaborate, and enjoy food together. We hold skills training...   More >

MENA Salon: Egypt's Upcoming "Election"

Workshop | February 16 | 3-4 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Egyptians are expected to go to the polls next month to vote in the presidential election. However, the process has already been tainted by the suppression of competitors of President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi. What can Egyptians expect from this election?

Study of Private Sector Research and Data Sharing Practices

Seminar | February 16 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 107 South Hall

 Elaine Sedenberg

 Information, School of

Preliminary research results about companiesâs internal research practices in artificial intelligence, machine learning, and behavioral analytics.

Film: Alexander Nevsky

Film - Feature | February 16 | 4 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Alexander Nevsky also screens on April 11 (with a lecture by Anne Nesbet) as part of the series In Focus: Eisenstein and His Contemporaries.
On February 10, enjoy a Film to Table dinner at Babette, the cafe at BAMPFA. Join an intimate group of fellow filmgoers for a four-course, prix-fixe meal in a convivial, dinner-party atmosphere. Purchase dinner tickets in advance at babettecafe.com (film...   More >

"Race Play: Racialized Gender and Sexuality in Settler Colonial North America”

Lecture | February 16 | 4-6 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies, Townsend Center for the Humanities, Department of Gender and Women's Studies, Department of Ethnic Studies

"Race Play: Racialized Gender and Sexuality in Settler Colonial North America” brings together two scholars who work at the intersections of racialization and gender and sexual identities—C Winter Han and Scott Morgensen—to consider how these issues become co-constituted in contemporary settler colonial North America.

The conversation will be followed by an audience Q&A.
This event is free...   More >

Sara Ahmed: Queer Use

Lecture | February 16 | 4-5 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

This lecture by scholar Sara Ahmed explores the queerness of use as well as uses of queer.

Coordination Chemistry of +3 Actinides

Seminar | February 16 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Stosh Kozimor, Los Alamos National Laboratory

 College of Chemistry

Actinides in the +3 oxidation state occupy central roles in many areas that are important for our quality of life. These range from developing targeted alpha therapy in treating cancer to processing spent nuclear fuel. Hence, there is pressing need to advance
fundamental understanding of +3 actinide coordination chemistry. While numerous
heroic efforts have advanced AnIII chemistry, two main...   More >

Student / postdoc PDE seminar: Multivalued harmonic functions 3

Seminar | February 16 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Brian Krummel, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Still more on how multivalued harmonic functions arise in regularity theory for minimal surfaces and on the basic theory of multivalued Dirichlet energy minimizing functions.

Google Lightning Talks

Information Session | February 16 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Bechtel Engineering Center, Sibley Auditorium

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Join us for a session featuring a series of lightning talks from Googlers (and
Berkeley alum!).They’ll share their paths to Google, current projects, and
helpful advice. You will also learn about summer internship and full time
opportunities that are available at Google. Be sure to bring your questions
and we'll bring the food and swag!

Benefit Performance of The Vagina Monologues + Our Monologues: 2018 Authenticity without Apology

Performing Arts - Theater | February 16 – 18, 2018 every day | 7 p.m. |  Wheeler Auditorium

 Gender Equity Resource Center, VDay at Berkeley

Benefit double feature: first show is The Vagina Monologues, and the second show is Our Monologues! Proceeds go to help support local organization that work to end gendered violence.

$12 General, $20 VIP

  Tickets go on sale January 22. Buy tickets online

Film: Notfilm

Film - Feature | February 16 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

In 1965 Samuel Beckett released his only film, a collaboration with Buster Keaton that obliquely explored cinema and perception. Ross Lipman’s fascinating kino-essay examines the production and implications of the resulting Film. Drawing on outtakes, audio recordings, and other rare archival materials, Notfilm is “a brilliant examination of its significance in relation to Beckett’s dramatic works...   More >

Berkeley Dance Project 2018

Performing Arts - Dance | February 15 – 17, 2018 every day | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Playhouse

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

Berkeley Dance Project 2018 features new choreography by Katie Faulkner and James Graham, as well as TDPS students Madeline Aragon and Hillary Tang. Faulkner explores the physical changes that women undergo as they progress through puberty, childbearing, aging, and illness, while Graham’s new work questions our experiences with gender, sexuality, and identity.

$13 Students, Cal Staff & Faculty, Seniors (online in advance), $15 Students, Cal Staff & Faculty, Seniors (At the door. ID required), $18 General Admission (Online in advance), $20 General Admission (At the door)

  Buy tickets online

Dorothea Röschmann, soprano

Performing Arts - Music | February 16 | 8-10 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Cal Performances

Program:
Schubert/Mignon Lieder
Mahler/Rückert Lieder
Schumann/Maria Stuart Lieder
Wagner/Wesendonck Lieder

$68

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

Dorothea Röschmann performs on February 16 at 8pm in Hertz Hall.

Counting Sheep: A Guerilla Folk Opera

Performing Arts - Theater | February 16 | 8-10 p.m. |  Oakland Metro Operahouse

 522 2nd Street, Oakland, CA 94607

 Cal Performances

The eclectic Toronto-based “guerilla-folk party-punk band,” Lemon Bucket Orkestra, leads a call to arms in the immersive and interactive Ukrainian folk-opera, Counting Sheep. Sung in traditional Ukrainian polyphony and bolstered by first-hand video footage from the streets of Kiev, the production invites audience members to dance, sing, and eat—and hurl foam bricks, dodge men with guns, witness...   More >

$58 general admission (prices subject to change)

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