<< Week of February 23 >>

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Paris/Berkeley/Bonn/Zürich Analysis Seminar: Planar Sobolev extension domains

Seminar | February 22 | 9:10-10 a.m. | 238 Sutardja Dai Hall

 Yi Zhang, University of Bonn

 Department of Mathematics

A domain $\Omega \subset \mathbb R^2$ is called a $W^{1,\,p}$-extension domain if it admits an extension operator $E\colon W^{1,\,p}(\Omega ) \to W^{1,\,p}(\mathbb R^2)$ with controlled norm. A full geometric characterization of these domains for $p=2$ was given around 1980. The case $p >2$ was finally solved by P. Shvartsman in 2010. We discuss the remaining cases, and give some new...   More >

Botanical Illustration: Trees with Catherine Watters

Workshop | February 22 – 23, 2018 every day | 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden | Note change in time

 Botanical Garden

This two-day class will focus on trees and introduce you to the fascinating world of Botanical Art. Catherine Watters will teach you to observe, measure and draw plants in great detail and with botanical accuracy. Students will work with graphite, colored pencil and watercolors. All levels are welcome.

$190, $175 members

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

Society for Conservation Biology - Meeting Conservation - Sue Townsend

Special Event | February 22 | 12-1 p.m. | 112 Hilgard Hall

 Sue Townsend

 Berkeley Chapter of the Society for Conservation Biology

Our 'Meeting Conservation' series is back by popular demand. In this series, we invite Bay Area scientists to share their non-academic career paths and experiences for students interested in conservation.

Next Thursday 2/22 from 12-1pm in 112 Hilgard, we welcome Dr. Sue Townsend. Dr. Townsend has been a wildlife ecologist and ecological consultant in the San Francisco Bay Area for the past 18...   More >

2018 ESPM Seminar Series - David Lewis

Seminar | February 22 | 12-1 p.m. | 132 Mulford Hall

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

David Lewis, Department of Applied Economics, Oregon State University - "The intersection . between climate adaptation, mitigation and natural resources: An empirical analysis of forest management"

Coffee will be served at 11:30 in 139 Mulford Hall

This event is open to the public.

Oliver E. Williamson Seminar

Seminar | February 22 | 12-1:30 p.m. | C325 Haas School of Business

 Supreet Kaur, Berkeley

 Department of Economics

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 >

Core Essentials for Better Posture (BEUHS402)

Workshop | February 22 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

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

 Be Well at Work - Ergonomics

Improve your posture through awareness and exercise. Learn about common muscular imbalances and postural patterns. Practice strengthening, stretching, and stability exercises to promote healthy postures and better balance. Wear comfortable clothing. Enroll online through the UC Learning Center.

  Register online

Seminar 217, Risk Management: Solving the “curse of dimensionality” problem in multi-asset-class risk models

Seminar | February 22 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Speaker: Jose Menchero, Bloomberg

 Center for Risk Management Research

Estimating a robust risk model risk for a portfolio that spans multiple asset classes is a challenging task due to the “curse of dimensionality” (i.e., the problem of estimating too many relationships from too few observations). While the sample covariance matrix is easily computed, it is susceptible to capturing spurious relationships that make it unsuitable for portfolio construction purposes....   More >

IB Seminar: Sensorimotor control of balance: from flamingos to dancers

Seminar | February 22 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Lena Ting, Emory University

 Department of Integrative Biology

KEYS Track 2d- Communicating Goals and Expectations

Course | February 22 | 12:30-4:30 p.m. | 24 University Hall

 Kathy Mendonca

 Human Resources

Participants will learn how goals and performance standards fit into the performance management cycle and the performance evaluation process, understand the differences and similarities between setting goals and establishing performance standards, write goals and performance standards using SMART criteria, and align individual goals with department and organizational goals. This workshop...   More >

From Dada to Dystopia: A Brief Genealogy of Caribbean Engagement with the Non-Canonical

Workshop | February 22 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 4125A Dwinelle Hall

 Corine Labridy-Stofle, Francophone Studies Working Group

 Townsend Center for the Humanities

Preliminary considerations for an intervention at an ACLA panel titled “Monsters, Gumshoes, and Problematic Faves: Race and Genre Fiction in a Global Age.”

Designated Subjects Adult Education and Career Technical Education Teaching Credentials Online Information Session

Information Session | February 22 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. |  Online

 UC Berkeley Extension

Find out how to succeed in a career teaching adults with diverse needs. Our classroom-based professional programs enable you to teach in adult education or career technical education, with or without a California Designated Subjects teaching credential.

  Register online

Docent-led tour

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

 Botanical Garden

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

Free with Garden admission
Advanced registration not required

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

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.

Bosnia, Serbia, and Croatia Summer Abroad Info Session

Information Session | February 22 | 3-4 p.m. | 6415 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!

Fast and slow learning from reviews: on the analysis and design of rating systems

Seminar | February 22 | 3-4 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium; 310 Sutardja Dai Hall

 Ali Makhdoumi, Ph.D. Candidate, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

The amount of goods and services transacted on online platforms is set to grow several folds over the next decade. These platforms face several critical challenges in creating a seamless interaction between diverse sellers and service providers. In this talk, we investigate these issues theoretically.

Bio-Tech Connect: Networking with industry

Career Fair | February 22 | 3:30-6 p.m. | Stanley Hall, Atrium

 Bioengineering (BioE)

The top talent of UC Berkeley and local biotech employers at the largest biomedical industry event on campus.

Meet representatives from local biotech companies, large and small! All majors and levels welcome - early undergrad to PhD. Not a career fair - some will be hiring, some just want to meet you. Bring your resume if you're job searching and meet some awesome companies.

  RSVP online

i4Y Child Marriage and Youth Empowerment Group Speaker Series: Child Marriage in Development and Humanitarian Settings: Findings from the Human Rights Center

Seminar | February 22 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 2515 Tolman Hall

 Julie Freccero, Director, Health and Human Rights Initiative, Health and Human Rights Program at the Human Rights Center, Berkeley School of Law; Audrey Whiting, Researcher and Fellowship Coordinator, Health and Human Rights Program at the Human Rights Center, Berkeley School of Law

 Innovations for Youth (i4Y)

Julie Freccero and Audrey Whiting of the Health and Human Rights Program at the Human Rights Center, Berkeley School of Law will present findings from a recently completed desk review conducted in partnership with Save the Children UK to inform future programming, research and advocacy aimed at preventing and responding to child, early and forced marriage in development and humanitarian settings....   More >

  RSVP by emailing i4Y@berkeley.edu

A Book is Born: Greil Marcus and Steve Wasserman

Lecture | February 22 | 4 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens

 Townsend Center for the Humanities

Cultural critic Greil Marcus and publisher Steve Wasserman discuss their nearly half-century of collaboration.

Dr. Aaron McKenna, Department of Genome Sciences, University of Washington: Resolving whole organism cell fate with CRISPR/Cas9

Seminar | February 22 | 4-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, HP Auditorium 306

 Center for Computational Biology, Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Abstract: Multicellular organisms develop by way of a lineage tree, a series of cell divisions that give rise to cell types, tissues, and organs. However, our knowledge of the cell lineage and its determinants remains extremely fragmentary for nearly all species. This includes all vertebrates and arthropods such as Drosophila, wherein cell lineage varies between individuals; embryos and organs.

Mathematics Department Colloquium: p-adic algebraic K-theory and topological cyclic homology

Colloquium | February 22 | 4-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Akhil Mathew, University of Chicago

 Department of Mathematics

Algebraic K-theory is a basic invariant of rings connected to deep phenomena in arithmetic, geometry, and topology. When one works with the p-adic K-theory of p-adic rings, the theory of trace maps and the apparatus of topological cyclic homology (TC) is often a highly effective approximation used in many computations. The theory TC, while more conceptually involved than K-theory, is often easier...   More >

Arts in the Afternoon: Music from the Court of Queen Elizabeth I

Performing Arts - Music | February 22 | 4-6 p.m. | Women's Faculty Club, Stebbins Lounge

 Louise Brugger Bidwell, Music Department

 The Women's Faculty Club

Keyboard Music composed by William Byrd for the Court of Queen Elizabeth I - performed by Lousie Brugger Bidwell on the harpsichord

Concert at 4:00 p.m. Q and A and reception follows concert

  Make reservations by calling Front Desk at 510-642-4175, or by emailing Front Desk at womensfacultyclub@gmail.com by February 22.

An Evening of Korean Poetry

Conference/Symposium | February 22 | 4-7 p.m. |  Berkeley City Club

 2315 Durant Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Sae-young Oh, poet

 Jae Moo Lee, poet; Keutbyul Jeong, Ewha Womans University; David McCann, Harvard University

 Youngmin Kwon, UC Berkeley

 Center for Korean Studies (CKS), Literature Translation Institute of Korea

Please join us for an evening of Korean poetry with Oh Sae-young, Lee Jae Moo, and Jeong Keutbyul. Also joining us will be Professors David McCann (Harvard University) and Youngmin Kwon (UC Berkeley).

A talk by Jasmin Miller: Teaching Teaching Discretio in Advice for the Contemplative Life

Lecture | February 22 | 4-5 p.m. | 330 Wheeler Hall

 Jasmin Miller

 Department of English, Medieval and Early Modern Coloquium

For pre-circulated materials contact marianhomansturnbull@berkeley.edu.

Defending Liberty in the Age of Trump: Lessons from the Front: Jefferson Memorial Lecture featuring David Cole

Lecture | February 22 | 4:10 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium

 David Cole, National Legal Director, American Civil Liberties Union

 Graduate Division

David Cole will present the Jefferson lecture on Thursday, February 22, 2018, entitled "Defending Liberty in the Age of Trump: Lessons from the Front." The lecture will be held in the Chevron Auditorium of International House and is free and open to the public. No tickets are required.

David Cole

Importance of the Chinese Exclusion Act: Lessons for Today

Film - Documentary | February 22 | 4:30-6:30 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium #310

 Rosemarie Nahm, Board member, Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation; Buck Gee, Board President, Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation; Catherine Choy, Professor, UC Berkeley; Leti Volpp, Professor, Center for Race & Gender

 Irene Bloemraad, Professor, Berkeley Interdisciplinary Migration Initiatie & UC Berkeley

 Berkeley Interdisciplinary Migration Initiative, Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation, Center for Race and Gender

We will show a 35-minute excerpt of the new PBS documentary 'The Chinese Exclusion Act' from award-winning documentary filmmakers Ric Burns and Li-Shin Yu’s story of the passing of the Chinese Exclusion Act, its implications for American civil liberties and the consequences, not just for Chinese American families, but also for American identity. The documentary will be accompanied by an...   More >

"Doing" Political Theology Today: Promises and Pitfalls

Lecture | February 22 | 5-7 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 Ruth Marshall, Associate Professor of the Study of Religion and Political Science, University of Toronto

 Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion

Lecture details forthcoming.

Ruth Marshall received her DPhil in Politics from Oxford University, and joined both the Department for the Study of Religion and Political Science in 2008, after having spent 8 years living and researching in West Africa.

The Column Monument in Bīsāpūr - a Roman Design for Sāpūr I?

Lecture | February 22 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 254 Barrows Hall

 Anahita Mittertrainer, Ph.D Candidate, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich

 Near Eastern Studies

One of the most curious findings of the early Sasanian cities in Fars (modern southwest Iran) is the Roman style column monument of Bīsāpūr, which was discovered by Roman Ghirshman, the excavator of Bīsāpūr, in winter 1935/36. The monument was set up in the center of the city at the crossroads of the two main axes and consisted originally probably of two columns...   More >

From chan to Chan: Meditation and the semiotics of visionary experience in medieval Chinese Buddhism

Lecture | February 22 | 5-7 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Eric Greene, Yale University

 Center for Buddhist Studies

In this talk Eric Greene argues that a distinguishing feature of “early Chan” discourse relative to mainstream Chinese approaches to “Buddhist meditation” (chan)was the rejection of the semiotic potential of visionary meditative experiences. Drawing from early Chan texts, contemporaneous non-Chan meditation manuals, and recently discovered stone inscriptions from Sichuan, he suggests that one way...   More >

The U.S. - Israel Relationship Under President Donald Trump

Lecture | February 22 | 5-7 p.m. | 105 Boalt Hall, School of Law

 Dennis Ross, The Washington Institute

 Berkeley Institute for Jewish Law and Israel Studies

In the first year of his administration, President Trump has met with key Middle East
leaders, imposed additional sanctions on Iranian officials, set a new tone for the U.S.
role at the UN, and, most recently, made the unprecedented decision to move the
American embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. How do these tactical moves affect the
U.S. – Israel relationship and what else may be in store...   More >

  RSVP online

Geeta Anand | Reporting from India: Reflections on a Decade with the WSJ and NYT

Lecture | February 22 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Geeta Anand, Journalist; Visiting Faculty, UC Berkeley School of Journalism

 Munis Faruqui, Director, Institute for South Asia Studies; Sarah Kailath Professor of India Studies; Associate Professor in the Department of South and Southeast Asian Studies

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies, Department of Political Science, Institute of International Studies

A lecture by journalist and former foreign correspondent for The New York Times and the Wall Street Journal in India, Geeta Anand.

“Doing” Political Theology Today: Promises and Pitfalls

Lecture | February 22 | 5-7 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 Ruth Marshall, Associate Professor of the Study of Religion and Political Science, University of Toronto

 Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion

Lecture details forthcoming.

Ruth Marshall received her DPhil in Politics from Oxford University, and joined both the Department for the Study of Religion and Political Science in 2008, after having spent 8 years living and researching in West Africa. She is the author of Political Spiritualities: The Pentecostal Revolution in Nigeria (U. Chicago Press, 2009) and numerous scholarly...   More >

Fas: A Law with No Gods: Sather Lecture #3

Lecture | February 22 | 5:30 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall | Note change in time and location

 Maurizio Bettini, Università degli Studi di Siena

 Department of Classics

VSR Social Mixer

Social Event | February 22 | 6-8 p.m. |  Daily Pint

 1828 Euclid Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94709

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

On behalf of the Berkeley International Office, we would like to invite you to attend our Visiting Student Researcher (VSR) Social Mixer! All are welcome so feel free to invite friends,family or new colleagues.

Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

Location: Daily Pint (1828 Euclid Ave, Berkeley)
Date: February 22nd, 2018
Time: 6- 8 pm
We look forward to seeing you there!

(Dis)Oriented: A critical film screening and discussion

Film - Documentary | February 22 | 6-8 p.m. | 140 Boalt Hall, School of Law

 Law Students for Justice in Palestine, Queer Caucus at Berkeley Law

Oriented explores the lives of three gay Palestinian friends living in Tel Aviv. The screening will be followed by a student panel that will aim to unsettle some of the assumptions presented in the film and move toward narratives of change that are neither narrow nor superficial, but rooted in deep work on sexual and gender diversity within our own communities and context.

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

Lecture | February 22 | 6-7:30 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Cannabis has been in cultivation for millennia and used as a medicine, food, and for hemp fiber. This program will look at the historical uses of cannabis and how we might explore those uses in future research.

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

 SOLD OUT.

Video as Evidence: what can a civilian do?

Panel Discussion | February 22 | 6:15-7:30 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, Room 100

 Kelly Matheson, Senior Attorney and Program Manager, WITNESS; Alexa Koenig, Executive Director, Human Rights Center at Berkeley Law; Felim McMahon, Technology and Human Rights Director, Human Rights Center at Berkeley Law

 Human Rights Center, ASUC

How can we better use the devices we have on hand to document
abuses of power, human rights violations, and potential war crimes? WITNESS’s Kelly Matheson, filmmaker and human rights attorney, joins the Human Rights Center's Alexa Koenig and Felim McMahon to discuss how to safely and effectively use video as evidence.

  RSVP online

BERC Innovation Expo: Research Poster Exposition and Reception

Conference/Symposium | February 22 | 7-9 p.m. | Hearst Memorial Mining Building, Moore Lobby

 Berkeley Energy and Resources Collaborative

Innovation Expo features the best energy-related research from UC Berkeley undergraduate and graduate students. Judges will award prizes totalling $2,500.

$20 2-Day Student Ticket [Post-docs eligible]

  Register online or or by emailing energy_summit@berc.berkeley.edu

Film: Cinema: A Public Affair

Film - Feature | February 22 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

“A film begins when it ends. It begins in the conversation and exchange of opinions about it. That’s when the dream of what we’ve just seen crystallizes into reality. And in this process, we become better people, a little more free and open,” Naum Kleiman, an acclaimed film historian and Eisenstein expert, observes in this collage portrait of his twenty-five years as director of the vibrant,...   More >

100 Years: One Woman's Fight For Justice (Elouise Cobell's Inspiring Story)

Film - Documentary | February 22 | 7:30-9:30 p.m. | ASUC Stores (King Student Union), Pauley Ballroom (West)

 Melinda Janko, Director and Producer, A fire In the Belly Productions, Inc.

 Equity and Inclusion, Vice Chancellor, Office of Chancellor, Human Resources, American Indian Graduate Student Association, Native American Studies, Joseph A. Myers for Research on Native American Issues

Melinda Janko, Director and Producer, A fire in the Belly Productions, Inc. comes to UCB, to present her 75-minute documentary.

  RSVP by calling Carmen Foghorn or Cindy Andallo at 510-642-3228, or by emailing Carmen Foghorn or Cindy Andallo at aigp@berkeley.edu

Men's Basketball vs. Washington State

Sport - Intercollegiate - Basketball | February 22 | 8 p.m. |  Haas Pavilion

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Men's Basketball hosts Washington State in conference action at Haas Pavilion.

Berkeley Dance Project 2018

Performing Arts - Dance | February 22 – 24, 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 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

Greener DeCal Fund Application Due

Miscellaneous | February 22 | 11:50 p.m. |  online

 2732 Durant Ave. , Berkeley, CA 94704

 Annakaren Ramirez

 Student Environmental Resource Center

SERC will provide the necessary tools and materials to ensure that the class designed is informative, creative, and relevant to the course content. Applications due on Friday February 2nd

Friday, February 23, 2018

The Science of Mindfulness and Self-Compassion

Workshop | February 23 – 24, 2018 every day | International House, Chevron Auditorium

 Kristin Neff, Ph.D., University of Austin, Texas; Shauna Shapiro, Ph.D., Santa Clara University

 Greater Good Science Center

Since publication of Kristin Neff's goundbreaking book, Self-Compassion, there has been a surge of interest in the science and practice of self-compassion, particularly in clinical settings. But what is self-compassion, how does it relate to the practice of mindfulness, and how can it benefit yourself and your clients, patients, colleagues, and loved ones?

Self-compassion is made up of three...   More >

$299-$319

  Buy tickets online

Kristin Neff and Shauna Shapiro

BERC Energy Summit: Energy in the Trump era: Industry leaders highlight the way forward at the western U.S.’s biggest student-run energy conference

Conference/Symposium | February 23 | 9 a.m.-6 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Pauley Ballroom

 Christine Harada, Chief Sustainability Officer, Obama Administration

 Shayle Kann, Senior Vice President, Greentech Media

 Berkeley Energy and Resources Collaborative

How are the nation’s energy innovators building a more sustainable future even in the Trump era? Industry leaders, researchers and top government officials will answer that urgent question at the Berkeley Energy & Resources Collaborative (BERC)’s annual Energy Summit - the biggest student-run energy conference in the western U.S. Discussions will address this year’s theme: Bridging Divides &...   More >

$20 2-Day Student Ticket [Post-docs eligible]

  Register online or or by emailing energy_summit@berc.berkeley.edu

Botanical Illustration: Trees with Catherine Watters

Workshop | February 22 – 23, 2018 every day | 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden | Note change in time

 Botanical Garden

This two-day class will focus on trees and introduce you to the fascinating world of Botanical Art. Catherine Watters will teach you to observe, measure and draw plants in great detail and with botanical accuracy. Students will work with graphite, colored pencil and watercolors. All levels are welcome.

$190, $175 members

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

Symplectic Geometry and Mirror Symmetry Seminar: Lagrangian tori in $\mathbb {CP}^2$

Seminar | February 23 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Renato Vianna, Univ. Federal do Rio de Janeiro and MSRI

 Department of Mathematics

We will present an infinite series of monotone Lagrangian tori in $\mathbb {CP}^2$, which arise as fibres of almost toric fibrations (ATFs). We show how to distinguish these tori up to the action of $\mathrm {Symp}(\mathbb {CP}^2)$. Time permiting, based on a joint work with Tonkonog and Shelukhin, we will present (a 4-dimensional version) of an invariant for any Lagrangian, and use it to...   More >

Preschoolers Rationally Use Evidence To Select Causally Relevant Variables.: Psychology 229A

Colloquium | February 23 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

 Mariel Goddu, UC Berkeley

 Department of Psychology

Two 30 minute research talks by current graduate students.

“A Rational Account of Inaccurate Self-Assessment”: Psychology 229A

Colloquium | February 23 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

 Rachel Jansen, UC Berkeley

 Department of Psychology

Two 30 minute research talks by current graduate students.

DIY Couture Fashion Lab

Workshop | February 23 | 12-6 p.m. | Dwinelle Annex, Room 126

 Lauren Pearson

 Arts Research Center

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! DIY Couture Fashion Lab with Angie Wilson! No sewing skills needed! Used garments will be redesigned and reconstructed into fashion masterpieces: shirts, pants, jackets, dresses, bags, etc.

DIY Couture Fashion Lab

Slavery Scandals and Capitalism in Southeast Asian Fisheries

Panel Discussion | February 23 | 12-2 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Peter Vandergeest, Professor of Geography, York University; Melissa Marschke, Associate Professor of International Development and Global Studies, University of Ottawa

 Nancy Lee Peluso, Henry J. Vaux Distinguished Professor of Forest Policy, UC Berkeley

 Center for Southeast Asia Studies

This discussion will outline labor and migration issues concerning commercial fisheries in Thailand, which have been under scrutiny since controversial 'slave labor' practices among Burmese and Cambodian migrants working in this sector were exposed in 2014.

Jacobs Design Conversations: Saul Griffith

Lecture | February 23 | 12-1 p.m. | 310 Jacobs Hall

 Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation

Saul Griffith, an inventor and founder of Otherlab, Instructables, and many others, will speak as part of the Jacobs Design Conversations series.

“Systems Approaches for Understanding Antimicrobial Efficacy”

Seminar | February 23 | 12-1 p.m. |  Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center

 Jason Yang, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 Bioengineering (BioE)

Recent advances in high-throughput experimental technologies and data analytics now enable unprecedented quantification and association of biological signals with markers of human health and disease; but current efforts to harness this potential fail to reliably produce the mechanistic biological insights necessary for driving translational innovation. Here, we will discuss systems approaches for...   More >

First Steps into Functional Fitness (BEUHS618)

Workshop | February 23 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 251 Hearst Gymnasium

 Cori Evans, MA, NSCA-CPT Wellness Program Specialist, Be well at Work - Wellness

 Be Well at Work - Wellness

The journey to health begins with the first step. This introduction to the Get Fit in 7 Minutes workshop, will provide participants with the tools to design a sustainable and fun exercise plan, while learning how to safely execute the top 10 exercises for a complete strength and flexibility training routine. Participants will receive a band and guide for different types of workout routines....   More >

  Register online

Talking About Combinatorial Objects Student Seminar: The (strong) Bruhat order

Seminar | February 23 | 1-2 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Isabelle Shankar, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Solid State Technology and Devices Seminar: Nanoscale imaging with RF sensors

Seminar | February 23 | 1-2 p.m. | Cory Hall, 521 Hogan Room

 Monica Allen, Stanford University

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Although the wavelength of microwaves far exceeds the nanoscale, it is possible to use an RF sensor to perform nanoscale imaging by confining electromagnetic fields to small spatial dimensions. In this talk, I will discuss microwave impedance microscopy (MIM), a near-field imaging tool that spatially visualizes the local conductivity and dielectric constant of a material with nanoscale precision....   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 >

An African American and Latinx History of the United States: An intersectional history of the shared struggle for African American and Latinx civil rights

Lecture | February 23 | 2-4 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Multicultural Community Center

 Paul Ortiz, Associate Professor of History and the Director of the Samuel Proctor Oral History Program, University of Florida

 Office of Undergraduate Research, American Cultures, Center for Race and Gender, Center for Research on Social Change, Department of Ethnic Studies, Department of African American Studies, Multicultural Community Center

Professor Paul Ortiz will speak about his newly published book, An African American and Latinx History of the United States (Beacon Press, 2018). Spanning more than two hundred years, this much anticipated book is a revolutionary, politically charged narrative history, arguing that the “Global South” was crucial to the development of America as we know it. Scholar and activist Paul Ortiz...   More >

Paul Ortiz's newly published book from Beacon Press

Engineering Functionality in Colloidal Semiconductor Nanomaterials: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | February 23 | 2-3 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Prof. Dmitri V. Talapin, Univ of Chicago, Chemistry

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

The synthesis of inorganic nanomaterials has seen impressive developments, both in the fundamental understanding of nucleation, growth and surface chemistry of inorganic phases, and in the ability to prepare functional materials with precisely engineered optical and electronic properties. However, the lack of atomic precision in nanomaterial synthesis restricts our ability to harness all the...   More >

Student Probability/PDE Seminar: Invariant Measures and (Discrete) Nonlinear Schrodinger Equations

Seminar | February 23 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Kyeongsik Nam, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

The notion of invariant measure plays an important role in studying the long-time behavior of solutions to Nonlinear Schrödinger Equations (NLS). For instance, grand canonical Gibbs measures can be used to prove the almost sure well-posedness of NLS. However, it is hard to define grand canonical Gibbs measures in high dimensions. One way to remedy this is to use micro-canonical Gibbs...   More >

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: Corruption in the Middle East

Workshop | February 23 | 3-4 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

On February 13, Israeli police recommended indicting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for accepting $300,000 in bribes. Between November and January, the Saudi government detained 381 individuals and seized $106.6 billion as part of an aggressive anti-corruption campaign. For its part, Iraq arrested 290 officials on corruption charges in 2017. What drives government corruption in the Middle East...   More >

Composition Colloquium: Paula Matthusen

Colloquium | February 23 | 3 p.m. | 250 Morrison Hall

 Department of Music

Paula Matthusen is a composer who writes both electroacoustic and acoustic music and realizes sound installations. In addition to writing for a variety of different ensembles, she also collaborates with choreographers and theater companies. She has written for diverse instrumentations, such as “run-on sentence of the pavement” for piano, ping-pong balls, and electronics, which Alex Ross of The...   More >

Migration and the Value of Social Networks

Seminar | February 23 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 107 South Hall

 Joshua Blumenstock

 Information, School of

Joshua Blumenstock uses novel data and methods to understand the economic lives of the poor.

Film: The Sacrifice

Film - Feature | February 23 | 4 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Shot in Sweden by Ingmar Bergman’s cinematographer Sven Nykvist, The Sacrifice is set in Tarkovsky country: a vast, airy home on a remote Baltic island whose shores evoke the edge of the world. A retired actor, Alexander (Erland Josephson), finds himself in retreat from the world on the occasion of his birthday celebration, elaborately orchestrated by his bourgeois family. The television and a...   More >

Media Politics in China: Improvising Power Under Authoritarianism

Colloquium | February 23 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Rachel Stern, School of Law, UC Berkeley

 Maria Repnikova, Department of Global Communication and Center for Global Information Studies, Georgia State University

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

Who watches over the party-state? In this engaging analysis, Maria Repnikova reveals the webs of an uneasy partnership between critical journalists and the state in China. More than merely a passive mouthpiece or a dissident voice, the media in China also plays a critical oversight role, one more frequently associated with liberal democracies than with authoritarian systems. Chinese central...   More >

Bioelectronic Noses for Odorants and Airborne Pathogen: Special Bio/Nano Seminar

Seminar | February 23 | 4-5 p.m. | 247 Cory Hall

 Prof. Seunghun Hong, Seoul National University, Applied Physics

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

Recent progress in nanotechnology allows one to combine nanoscale devices with bio-molecules to build versatile nano-bio devices with interesting functionalities. One example can be a bioelectronic nose device to smell specific odorants just like human noses.

In this work, we coated olfactory receptor proteins on carbon nanotube-based transistors to build bio-electronic noses which can...   More >

Neil Bartlett Memorial Lecture: Phosphorus-Element Bond-Forming Reactions

Seminar | February 23 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Christopher Cummins, Department of Chemistry, MIT

 College of Chemistry

White phosphorus (P4) has been the traditional entry point into phosphorus chemistry. The thirteenth element to have been isolated, it can be oxidized with elemental oxygen or chlorine, or reduced in a variety of ways. We investigated its reduction using early transition metal systems and breakdown to produce complexes with terminal metal-phosphorus triple bonds. Such terminal phosphide complexes...   More >

Measurable Commute Reduction and the War on SOV

Lecture | February 23 | 4 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Steve Raney, Joint Venture Silicon Valley

 Institute of Transportation Studies

Abstract: The Big Picture covers: state SB375 15% per capita driving reduction goal, auto-centered Silicon Valley versus transit-centered Helsinki, Proposition 26 (Chevron spent $3.4 backing it) as barrier to protecting the climate, public policy political viability comparison, trip caps, carrot/stick, state bills, city ordinances, next generation employer commute programs. The Fair Value...   More >

Film Screening: The Sacrifice

Film - Feature | February 23 | 4-6:15 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Shot in Sweden by Ingmar Bergman’s cinematographer Sven Nykvist, The Sacrifice is set in Tarkovsky country: a vast, airy home on a remote Baltic island whose shores evoke the edge of the world. A retired actor, Alexander (Erland Josephson), finds himself in retreat from the world on the occasion of his birthday celebration, elaborately orchestrated by his bourgeois family. The television and a...   More >

Student / postdoc PDE seminar: Monotonicity formulas for elliptic and parabolic PDE 1

Seminar | February 23 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Tim Laux, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Peninsula: CACP Chinese New Year Banquet 2018

Social Event | February 23 | 5:40-8 p.m. |  China Village Restaurant

 600 Ralston Avenue, Belmont, CA 94002

 Cal Alumni Club of the Peninsula

Celebrate the Year of the Dog with the Cal Alumni Club of the Peninsula. Join fellow Cal Alumni as we feast on a traditional Chinese Banquet and listen to club members explain the significance and symbolism of this long time tradition.

Dinner is an 10 course meal. Price includes tax and tip.

5:40 PM Registration 6:00 PM Dinner.

Space is limited. First Come, First Serve

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$40-$45

Vogue Dance Class with Sir JoQ

Workshop | February 23 | 6 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Tap into your inner diva and learn the basics of voguing in this intro dance class with Sir JoQ (Jocquese Whitfield), a vogue legend in San Francisco. Sir JoQ has held the winning title at the Miss Honey Vogue Ball multiple times and was voted the best dance instructor of 2014 by the San Francisco Bay Guardian. Experience this dance form as a way of life and get inspired to celebrate the Bay...   More >

Grounds for Science- Putting it all together: cell choreography and energy grids

Presentation | February 23 | 6:30-8 p.m. |  Scarlet City Espresso Bar

 3960 Adeline, Emeryville, CA 94608

 Mark Khoury, Molecular and Cell Biology; Christopher Poresky, Nuclear Engineering Department

 Science@Cal

Exciting short talks on cutting-edge topics by young researchers at UC Berkeley. Grounds for Science is a public science talk series organized by and featuring UC Berkeley graduate students.

Embryonic development: how cell choreography shapes animals with Mark Khoury

Just as the collective movements of many dancers are needed to perform the choreography in a ballet, the collective behavior...   More >

Mouse embryo. Image: MBL/Woods Hole

Film: Strike

Film - Feature | February 23 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 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 associations—intercutting shots of the secret police with animals, or a massacre with an abattoir—Eisenstein is...   More >

Blaxploitation: 100 Years of Blackness in Italian Cinema

Film - Documentary | February 23 | 7-9 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building

Italian Society @Berkeley, Italian Society @Berkeley

 Department of Italian Studies

Filmmaker Fred Kuwornu (18 IUS SOLIS) will be presenting his latest documentary, BLAXPLOITATION: 100 YEARS OF BLACKNESS IN ITALIAN CINEMA, which examines the contributions to Italian cinema made by African-American actors, such as Woody Strode and Fred Williamson, and African-Italian actors such as Zeudi Araya and Germano Gentile.
Following the screening there will be a Q&A with Fred...   More >

Blaxploitation: 100 Years of Blackness in Italian Cinema

Film - Documentary | February 23 | 7-9 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building

Italian Society @Berkeley, Italian Society @Berkeley

 Department of Italian Studies

Filmmaker Fred Kuwornu (18 IUS SOLIS) will be presenting his latest documentary, BLAXPLOITATION: 100 YEARS OF BLACKNESS IN ITALIAN CINEMA, which examines the contributions to Italian cinema made by African-American actors, such as Woody Strode and Fred Williamson, and African-Italian actors such as Zeudi Araya and Germano Gentile.
Following the screening there will be a Q&A with Fred...   More >

Strike

Film - Feature | February 23 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 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 associations—intercutting shots of the secret police with animals, or a massacre with an abattoir—Eisenstein is...   More >

Baseball vs. Cal State Bakersfield

Sport - Intercollegiate - Baseball/Softball | February 23 | 7:05 p.m. |  Evans Field

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Baseball hosts Cal State Bakersfield at Evans Diamond.

Wayang Bali: An Evening with Balinese Shadows

Performing Arts - Music | February 23 | 7:30 p.m. | 125 Morrison Hall

 Department of Music

ShadowLight Productions’ performance of Wayang Bali: An Evening with Balinese Shadows
Tickets: FREE / Sponsored by UC Berkeley Department of Music
Performed by Artistic Director and Shadow Master Larry Reed
Assisted by I Made Moja and Monali Varaiya
Featuring ShadowLight Gamelan Gender Wayang: Carla Fabrizio, Lisa Gold, Paul Miller and Sarah Willner

Berkeley Dance Project 2018

Performing Arts - Dance | February 22 – 24, 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 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)

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