<< Week of April 15 >>

Sunday, April 15, 2018


Film - Feature | April 15 |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

In Annemarie Jacir’s charming and poignant new film, a Palestinian father and son living in Israel deliver wedding invitations over the course of an afternoon while personal and political tensions simmer in the background.

SOGA Open Hours

Tour/Open House | January 28 – May 13, 2018 every Sunday | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Garden Location: on the corner of Walnut St. and Virginia St. in north Berkeley, CA

 Campus Gardens

SOGA is an educational space designed for the community to share knowledge about organic urban agriculture and self-sufficiency in the food system. This type of experiential learning takes place during open volunteer hours, workshops, and DeCals (student-led courses at UCB). The garden, located on UC Berkeley property, is managed by undergraduate students and funded primarily through grants from...   More >

Carve A Wooden Spoon Workshop

Workshop | April 15 | 10 a.m.-1 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Designer Melanie Abrantes will lead students in hand carving their own wooden coffee spoon using traditional Japanese tools and techniques. The class will start with a discussion of different wood types, an explanation of the tools required, and an overview of the techniques used to cut wood.

$100 / $95 UCBG Members

  Register online

Lacrosse vs. Colorado

Sport - Intercollegiate - Lacrosse | April 15 | 12 p.m. |  Memorial Stadium

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Lacrosse hosts Colorado in conference action at Memorial Stadium.

Stebbins Piano Series: Ann Deng and William Wong

Performing Arts - Music | April 15 | 12:15-1 p.m. | Women's Faculty Club, Stebbins Lounge

 Ann Deng, UC Berkeley Student; William Wang, UC Berkeley Student

 Women's Faculty Club

Music of Johannes Brahms

  RSVP by calling Front Desk at 510-642-4175, or by emailing Front Desk at womensfacultyclub@gmail.com by April 15.

Garry Winogrand: All Things Are Photographable

Film - Feature | April 15 | 1 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

This gorgeous and lively look at Garry Winogrand and his work uses still images, home movie footage, and revelatory, recently discovered audio recordings to illustrate why many consider him to be the foremost photographer of post–World War II America.

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – January 4, 2019 every Sunday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday with exceptions | 1:30-2:45 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

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

Free with Garden admission
Advanced registration not required

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

Stockton New Student Reception 2018

Social Event | April 15 | 2-4 p.m. |  Hilton Stockton

  2323 Grand Canal Boulevard, Stockton, CA 95207

 Cal Alumni Association

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions and Alumni from around the country invite newly admitted Cal students to attend a New Student Reception to learn more about Cal. At these events, alumni and campus staff provide insight and answer questions about Cal.

Sacramento New Student Reception 2018

Social Event | April 15 | 2-4 p.m. |  Courtyard by Marriott Sacramento Cal Expo

  1782 Tribute Road, Sacramento, CA 95815

 Cal Alumni Association

The Office of Undergraduate Admissions and Alumni from around the country invite newly admitted Cal students to attend a New Student Reception to learn more about Cal. At these events, alumni and campus staff provide insight and answer questions about Cal.

A Ship Bound for India

Film - Feature | April 15 | 3 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

A salvage boat provides the claustrophobic but fascinating space for a narrative of filial revolt against an overbearing father in Bergman’s waterfront noir, reminiscent of Marcel Carné’s French films.

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Performing Arts - Dance | April 15 | 3-5 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Cal Performances

Under the direction of Robert Battle, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater continues to nurture a new generation of choreographers steeped in the African-American experience. With repertoire that looks back to seminal works like Ailey’s own Revelations, and new material that engages with vital social movements, the company creates dances with the power to transform.

This performance is part of...   More >

$36-135 prices subject to change

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

Kygo: with guests: Alan Walker

Performing Arts - Music | April 15 | 5 p.m. |  Hearst Greek Theatre

 Another Planet Entertainment

Tipped by Billboard Magazine as the ‘the next EDM superstar’, Kyrre Gørvell-Dahll, a.k.a KYGO, has gone from bedroom producer to one of the most hyped electronic artists on the planet in unprecedented time.

  Buy tickets online

Nathaniel Dorsky: Four Films

Film - Feature | April 15 | 5:45 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Four ephemeral worlds emerge in this selection of shorts by Nathaniel Dorsky, this year’s recipient of the Persistence of Vision Award. The films are Autumn, Avraham, The Dreamer, and Intimations.

Godard, mon amour

Film - Feature | April 15 | 8:15 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Portraying Jean-Luc Godard at the pivotal moment when he made La Chinoise and fell in love with leading lady Anne Wiazemsky, Michel Hazanavicius (The Artist) pays homage to Godard’s genius even as he cheekily sends up the director’s excesses and pretensions.

Monday, April 16, 2018

Sideways Selves: on the decolonizing geographies of trans* justice across the Américas

Lecture | April 16 | 12-2 p.m. | 602 Barrows Hall

 Pedro Javier DiPietro, Assistant Professor in Women's and Gender Studies, Syracuse University

 Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society

Please join us for a HIFIS Transgender Studies faculty job talk:

This talk examines trans* of color geographies as they speak to the hemispheric projects of Latinx, indigenous, and decolonial trans*feminisms. It focuses on trans spaces as responses to the coloniality of gender and its shaping of trans dispossession and rehabilitation.

A Tale of Two Strains: Ocular Studies in B6 and BALB/c Mice

Seminar | April 16 | 12-1 p.m. | 489 Minor Hall

 Elizabeth Berger, PhD, Professor, Wayne State University

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Abstract: Corneal infection with Pseudomonas aeruginosa perforates the cornea in C57BL/6 (B6), but not BALB/c mice. Comparative analysis of these two responses has revealed that B6 mice, type 1-dominant responders, exhibit increased inflammation, leading to an exacerbated disease response when compared to BALB/c mice, which demonstrate a less severe/resistant response and are classified as type...   More >

Combinatorics Seminar: Judgment aggregation, logic, and Fourier analysis on the Hamming cube

Seminar | April 16 | 12-1 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Yan Zhang, San Jose State University

 Department of Mathematics

The classical Arrow's Theorem answers "how can n voters obtain a collective preference on a set of outcomes, if they have to obey certain constraints?" We give an analogue of this theorem in the judgment aggregation framework of List and Pettit, answering "how can n judges obtain a collective judgment on a set of logical propositions, if they have to obey certain constraints?" We introduce the...   More >

Children's descriptive-to-prescriptive tendency

Colloquium | April 16 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | 3105 Tolman Hall

 Steven O. Roberts, Department of Psychology, Stanford University

 Department of Psychology

Young children are quick to take a normative stance – they interpret world around them as being governed by standards and rules that must be followed. On the one hand, normative reasoning is useful in that it promotes one’s self (e.g., facilitating learning), one’s culture (e.g., transmitting practices across generations), and one’s group (e.g., increasing group functioning). On the other hand,...   More >

Caregiver Challenges: Roles and Responsibilities (BEUHS143)

Workshop | April 16 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

 Maureen Kelly, Ed.D., LCSW, Be well at Work - Elder Care

 Be Well at Work - Elder Care

This workshop will focus on specific challenges related to caring for an older adult, including roles and responsibilities of the caregiver and other family members; the caregiver-care receiver relationship; expectations you and others have of you; and feeling responsible but not having control. Strategies for self-care will be shared, and resources will be provided.

  Enroll online

PMB Student and Postdoc Seminar

Seminar | April 16 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 338 Koshland Hall

 Kris Kennedy, Graduate Student, PMB; Jong Duk Park, Postbac, PMB

 Plant and Microbial Biology Student Group

Come join us to hear research going on in PMB from graduate students and post docs. There will be snacks and coffee/tea. Please bring a mug. Hosted by the Plant and Microbial Biology Student Group (PMBG).

This event is sponsored by the UCB Graduate Assembly. Event is ADA accessible. For disability accommodation requests and information, please contact Disability Access Services by phone at...   More >

Network dynamics of fixed and flexible passenger transport under operational and behavioural uncertainty

Lecture | April 16 | 1-2 p.m. | 212 O'Brien Hall

 Oded Cats, Delft University of Technology

 Institute of Transportation Studies

The metropolitan passenger transport landscape is shifting due to a combination of technological and social developments which enable both service providers and service users to become increasingly adaptive. Service providers can manage their resources to better cater for prevailing demand patterns, while service users can adjust their behaviour in response to real-time information. In...   More >

Seminar 211, Economic History: The Rate of Return on Everything, 1870–2015

Seminar | April 16 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Alan Taylor, UC Davis

 Department of Economics

Probabilistic Operator Algebra Seminar: Non-closure of a set of quantum correlations

Seminar | April 16 | 2-4 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

 Ken Dykema, Texas A&M University

 Department of Mathematics

Several different models exist for quantum strategies for non-local games (e.g. the graph coloring game ). Different sets correspond to different sets of correlation matrices. Open questions about these sets of correlation matrices remain, including some that are equivalent to Connes' Embedding Conjecture. One set of correlation matrices is the set arising from finite dimensional projections. The...   More >

STROBE Seminar Series: 3-Minute Thesis Graduate Student Talks

Seminar | April 16 | 3-4 p.m. | 433 Latimer Hall

 College of Chemistry

Please join us for two special STROBE Seminars on April 9 & 16 at 3 PM PT/4 PM MT. The graduate students will be presenting their engaging 3-Minute Thesis Talks. See GoToMeeting and flyer information below.

A reminder that STROBE will be sending 3-4 senior graduate students to the NSF STC Professional Development workshop in early August 2018 (here's a link to last year's workshop website:...   More >

Heated Debates: Conversations about Climate Change

Panel Discussion | April 16 | 3-9 p.m. | ASUC Stores (King Student Union), Pauley Ballroom

 Jameson McBride, Energy and Climate Analyst, Breakthrough Institute; Steven Greenhut, Western Region Director, R-Street Institute; Wynn Tucker, Senior Program Associate, Climate Leadership Council; Spencer Smith, Founder, Jefferson Center for Holistic Management; Dr. Lynn Huntsinger, Professor of Rangeland Ecology and Management, UC Berkeley; Kevin Bayuk, Senior Fellow, Drawdown; Paige Stanley, PhD Student, UC Berkeley; Dan Kreeger, Executive Director, Association of Climate Change Officers; Dr. Kristina Hill, Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture & Environmental Planning and Urban Design, UC Berkeley; Dr. Michael Mascarenhas, Associate Professor in Environmental, Science, Policy and Management Department, UC Berkeley; Mel Krnjaic, Graduate Student, UC Berkeley; Mitch Hescox, President/C.E.O., The Evangelical Network; Debbie Dooley, Founder, Conservatives for Energy Freedom; Benji Backer, Founder and President, American Conservation Coalition; Nina Jhunjnuwala, ASUC Senator, UC Berkeley


Bridge USA at Berkeley is incredibly excited to bring you Heated Debates: Conversations about Climate Change. This event will serve to highlight solutions to climate change consistent with a diversity of political leanings and empower Cal students to be able to engage in constructive discourse on this divisive issue with their political opposites.

Heated Debates will feature panels of speakers...   More >

 Free admission for students with ID.

FREE UC Berkeley Students/Faculty/Staff, $15 General Admission

  Buy tickets online

Conversations about Climate Change

Arithmetic Geometry and Number Theory RTG Seminar: Endoscopic liftings without the trace formula

Seminar | April 16 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Solomon Friedberg, Boston College

 Department of Mathematics

I discuss work with Cai, Ginzburg and Kaplan that allows us to establish liftings for spaces of automorphic forms (first proved by Arthur) without using the trace formula. The converse theorem has long been understood as an alternative to the trace formula for such liftings, but it requires information about Rankin-Selberg L-functions. Until recently it was not possible to obtain this information...   More >

Rahul Jain — Reinforcement Learning without Reinforcement

Seminar | April 16 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 3108 Etcheverry Hall

 Rahul Jain, University of Southern California

 Industrial Engineering & Operations Research

Abstract: Reinforcement Learning (RL) is concerned with solving sequential decision-making problems in the presence of uncertainty. RL is really about two problems together. The first is the `Bellman problem’: Finding the optimal policy given the model, which may involve large state spaces. Various approximate dynamic programming and RL schemes have been developed, but either there are no...   More >

IB Finishing Talk: Investigating hidden vascular damage as a cause of cognitive decline

Seminar | April 16 | 4-5 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Aaron Friedman, UCB (Kaufer Lab)

 Department of Integrative Biology

Aleshire Lecture: Writing the Laws of Late Classical and Hellenistic Crete (Paula Perlman)

Lecture | April 16 | 4-6:30 p.m. | 308A Doe Library

 Paula Perlman, Professor of Classics, University of Texas (Austin)

 Ancient History and Mediterranean Archaeology, Graduate Group in , Aleshire Center for the Study of Greek Epigraphy

2017/2018 Aleshire Lecture

Non-Authoritarian Authority: A Critical Theory of Politics for Our Times

Lecture | April 16 | 5-7 p.m. | 3401 Dwinelle Hall

 Maeve Cooke, Professor of Philosophy, University College Dublin

 The Program in Critical Theory

What makes a political theory a critical theory of politics? What critical theory of politics responds best to the particular challenges of our times? Drawing on a conception of critical theory indebted to the Frankfurt School tradition of theorizing, but integrating new impulses from outside it, I identify the salient features of a critical theory of politics. Using this general account as a...   More >

False Comfort: Sex, Prayer and Modernism in Eimear McBride's 'A Girl is a Half-Formed Thing'

Lecture | April 16 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 300 Wheeler Hall

 Institute of European Studies

Join the Irish Studies Program for a lecture by Professor Paige Reynolds (College of the Holy Cross) on acclaimed Irish novelist Eimear McBride.

Paige Reynolds, Professor of English at College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA, has published widely on the subjects of modernism, drama and performance, and modern and contemporary Irish literature. She is the author of Modernism, Drama, and the...   More >

The Aesir and the Anthropocene: Ecology and Catastrophe in Norse Mythology: A talk by Professor Chris Abram

Lecture | April 16 | 5-7 p.m. | UC Berkeley Campus, Geballe Room at the Townsend Center

 Chris Abram

 Medieval Studies Program

“The Aesir and the Anthropocene: Ecology and Catastrophe in Norse Mythology.”

Chris Abram, Associate Professor of English, University of Notre Dame

Monday, April 16, 2018 at 5:00 pm in the Geballe Room of the Townsend Center.

Swahili Weekly Social Hour

Social Event | January 22 – April 30, 2018 every Monday with exceptions | 5:30-6:30 p.m. |  Jupiter

 2181 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley

 Center for African Studies

Speak Swahili with your fellow Swahili students and enthusiasts over a drink at Jupiter (check for location updates). This is an informal gathering to connect with other Swahili speakers on campus and in Berkeley. Each person will support their own beverage purchases (water, soda, coffee, tea, beer, etc.), but we will provide the good company! And of course, Swahili speaking only! All skill and...   More >

Elephant's Dream: A Film by Kristof Bilsen

Film - Documentary | April 16 | 6-8 p.m. | Doe Library, Room 180

 Kristof Bilsen, Director/Producer

 Free Speech Movement Café Educational Programs, Department of Geography, Center for African Studies

Set in war-torn Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Elephant's Dream is a breath-taking documentary that captures the daily lives of Congolese street-level civil servants in Kinshasa and Bas-Congo. Discussion with the director/producer to follow. Free to the public. For more information please contact us: fsmprograms@lists.berkeley.edu, 510-768-7618.

Challenges for Democracy in Brazil

Lecture | April 16 | 6 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium

 Dilma Rousseff

 Center for Latin American Studies

Dilma Rousseff (President of Brazil 2011-16) on the challenges for democracy in Brazil.

Tickets are not currently available. At the event there will be a stand-by line. Any open seats will be released shortly before the start of the event. Please arrive early.

UROC DeCal – Demystifying the Research Process: Decolonizing Methods in Academic Research (Hosted by UROC: Undergraduate Researchers of Color)

Course | January 29 – April 30, 2018 every Monday with exceptions | 6-8 p.m. | 174 Barrows Hall

 Istifaa Ahmed, UROOC

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Ethnic Studies 98/198
Class Time: Mondays, 6pm-8pm, 1/22/18 - 4/30/18
Course Control Number (CCN): 24251

Units: 1-3 units

Student Instructor: Istifaa Ahmed

Welcome to our student-led organization and DeCal, Underrepresented Researchers of Color (UROC) – Demystifying the Research Process: Decolonizing Methods in Academic Research! We seek to build a community of researchers of color...   More >

Elephant's Dream

Film - Documentary | April 16 | 6-8 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Kristof Bilsen, Filmaker, Director, Co-Producer

 Dr. Ann A. Laudati, Ciriacy-Wanthrup Research Fellow, Department of Geography, UCB; Adam Clemons, Librarian for African and African American Studies, UC Berkeley Library

 Center for African Studies, Free Speech Movement Café Educational Programs, Department of Geography

The Republic of Congo is a country mainly represented by stories of violence, rape, rebels and crime. In Elephant’s Dream, director Kristof Bilsen takes us beyond these usual reports and provides poetic and compassionate insight into a country in transition.

Kristof Bilsen (Director, Co-Producer) completed a filmmaking BA in Brussels (2002) and then worked as a cinematographer, editor and...   More >

Kristof Bilsen

Barbara Kirshenblatt-Gimblett on Theatre of History: Presenting the Past in American Jewish Museums

Lecture | April 16 | 6:30-9 p.m. |  Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)

 Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

What is “the problem with Jewish museums”? Whereas there were only two major Jewish museums in the United States before the Second World War, there has been a proliferation of Jewish museums and Holocaust museums since. What stories do they tell? Who are they for? And, is there something about the American Jewish experience that distinguishes Jewish museums from those devoted to the history of...   More >

Angela Davis: Abolition Feminisms

Lecture | April 16 | 6:30-8 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Angela Davis, Distinguished Professor Emerita of History of Consciousness, University of California, Santa Cruz

 Arts + Design

Through her activism and scholarship over many decades, Angela Davis has been deeply involved in movements for social justice around the world. Her work as an educator – both at the university level and in the larger public sphere – has always emphasized the importance of building communities of struggle for economic, racial, and gender justice.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Fundamentals of Traffic Engineering

Special Event | April 17 – 20, 2018 every day | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Four Points Sheraton

 1603 Powell Street, Emeryville, CA 94608

 Rafat Raie, E, City Traffic Engineer, City of Walnut Creek; Crystal Killian, PE, Transportation Engineer, City of Los Angeles

 Technology Transfer Program

This course has provided California's traffic engineers and planners with core training for more than three decades. Contents are regularly updated to reflect current practices and new issues. The course spans the full range of key areas from characteristics of the transportation system, analysis of flow and capacity, traffic operations, traffic control devices, pedestrian/bicycle facilities, to...   More >

$595.00 CA Public Agency, $1140.00 Standard Fee

  Register online or by calling 510-643-4393, or by emailing registrar-techtransfer@berkeley.edu

What is the role of the textbook?

Workshop | April 17 | 9 a.m. |  UC Berkeley Campus

 Professional Development for Educators

Join Bay Area educators to discuss considerations for textbook adoption, the role of the textbook in history classrooms, and what a H-SS Framework-aligned classroom looks like. You can explore some textbook and Framework resources.

Science and Literacy Playgroup

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

 1255 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94702

 Chancellor's Community Grant, Trybe Inc.

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

Andrew Streitwieser Lecture in Organic Chemistry: Chemical Information Processing

Seminar | April 17 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Chris Hunter, Department of Chemistry, University of Cambridge

 College of Chemistry

This presentation will describe two different projects dealing with communication of chemical information in molecular systems: synthetic information molecules and transmembrane signal transduction.

Why are Labour’s Progressives Ineffective?

Lecture | April 17 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Matt Beech, University of Hull, England

 Institute of European Studies

The public lecture will examine the travails of the progressive wing of the British Labour Party. These right-wing Labour MPs, peers and activists were once in the ascendant of UK politics and it is arguable that they were the dominant force for over a decade (1997-2010). ‘New Labour’, ‘Blairites’, ‘Brownites’, ‘moderates’ are labels applied to this wing of the Labour Party. The designation...   More >

Mindfulness Meditation Group

Meeting | February 20, 2018 – January 5, 2021 every Tuesday | 12:15-1 p.m. | 3110 Tang Center, University Health Services

 Tang Center (University Health Services)

The Mindfulness Meditation Group meets every Tuesday at 12:15-1:00 pm at 3110 Tang Center on campus. All campus-affiliated people are welcome to join us on a drop-in basis, no registration or meditation experience necessary. We start with a short reading on meditation practice, followed by 30 minutes of silent sitting, and end with a brief discussion period.

SASB Lunch and Learn: Measuring Sustainability that Matters

Information Session | April 17 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. |  N270, Chou Hall, Haas school of Business

 Center for Responsible Business

Interested in learning more about how to tell whether a company's sustainability performance is material to its business? Join Berkeley Haas alumni Sonya Hetrick and David Parham of the Sustainability Accounting and Standards Board (SASB) to discuss the process behind developing SASB's upcoming sustainability reporting standards and what they mean for business and investors. This Earth Week brown...   More >

Development Lunch: "The impact of rain shocks on students’ performance in Benin"

Seminar | April 17 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Yasmine Bekkouche

 Department of Economics

Between women and their wombs: Contested sites for postcolonial aspirations

Colloquium | April 17 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Adeola Oni-Orisan, PhD Candidate, Medical Anthropology, UC Berkeley and UC San Francisco

 Center for African Studies

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

3-Manifold Seminar: Diagrams on surfaces and an invariant of virtual spatial graphs

Seminar | April 17 | 12:40-2 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Kyle Miller, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Knots and spatial graphs can be represented as diagrams, which are planar graphs with special $4$-valent vertices for the crossings. Kauffman proposed considering diagrams on non-planar surfaces as well, and the corresponding objects are called virtual knots and virtual spatial graphs. In this talk, I will describe the Brauer category (a Tempereley-Lieb-like category for diagrams on surfaces), an...   More >

The New Food Industry on Wheels: Legalizing Street Vending in Oakland

Presentation | April 17 | 12:45-2 p.m. | 110 Boalt Hall, School of Law

 Emilia Otero, La Placita Commercial Kitchen

 Alliance for Sustainable Economies

Come learn about street vending in Oakland and the organizing that spurred the City of Oakland to pass its first mobile food vending ordinance in 2001, as well as how the fight for equity in food vending continues as the City implements its new Mobile Food Vending regulations today.

Japanese Language Resources

Information Session | April 17 | 2-3:30 p.m. | East Asian Library, Rm. 341

 Toshie Marra


Introduction to research resources in Japanese language in the area of humanities and social sciences.

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.

Seminar 237/281, Macro/International Seminar: Topic Forthcoming

Seminar | April 17 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Ernesto Pasten

 Department of Economics

Seminar 218, Psychology and Economics: "Heterogenous Priors, Private Information, and Trade"

Seminar | April 17 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Erik Eyster, London School of Economics

 Department of Economics

Student Harmonic Analysis and PDE Seminar (HADES): Partial progress towards construction of global 1 equivariant wave maps into $S^2$

Seminar | April 17 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Mohandas Pillai, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

I will discuss some partial progress towards the construction of global in time solutions to the energy critical wave maps equation with $S^2$ target, in the 1 equivariance class.

Cognitive Neuroscience Colloquium: Neural oscillations: What we're doing wrong

Colloquium | April 17 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

 Brad Voytek, Professor, Department of Cognitive Science, UCSD

 Department of Psychology

Boundary Infrastructures: Sovereignty and the Politics of Classification

Colloquium | April 17 | 3:30-5 p.m. |  Duster Room

 2420 Bowditch street, Berkeley, CA 94720

 Eunice Lee, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Anthropology, and Graduate Fellow, Institute for the Study of Societal Issues, UC Berkeley; Ryan Rhadigan, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Rhetoric with a concentration in Critical Theory, and Graduate Fellow, Institute for the Study of Societal Issues, UC Berkeley

 Leti Volpp , Robert D. and Leslie Kay Raven Professor, Robert D. and Leslie Kay Raven Professor of Law in Access to Justice, UC Berkeley

 Institute for the Study of Societal Issues

Eunice Lee | 'Entry,' Borders, and the Detention of Asylum Seekers

Ryan Rhadigan | Surveying the Reservoir: Public Records and the Archival Logics of the Oroville Dam   

Leti Volpp as respondent 
Robert D. and Leslie Kay Raven Professor of Law in Access to Justice, UC Berkeley

The Future of University Continuing Education: The 60 Year Curriculum and What It Means for Higher Education

Seminar | April 17 | 4-5 p.m. | Evans Hall, 766/768 Conference Room

 Gary W. Matkin, Ph.D., Dean, Continuing Education / Vice Provost, Career Pathways, University of California, Irvine

 Center for Studies in Higher Education

Martin Trow’s 1973 description of what he called universal higher education remains a startlingly accurate prediction of the continuing evolution of universities and their relationship to society. Among Trow’s predictions were the merging of life and learning, the proliferation of education providers, the increased use of technology, and the steady shift of the control over what is taught and...   More >

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Dean Gary W. Matkin

Czechoslovak Exile After 1948: Activities, Problems, and International Cooperation

Lecture | April 17 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 270 Stephens Hall

 Martin Nekola, Research Director, Democracy 21

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

The exile after the coup in 1948 and the fate of Czechs abroad, who sought the return of freedom and democracy to their homeland, enslaved by the Communists, are an integral part of our modern history. However, this phenomenon is still neglected and the general public has only fragmentary information about it. Researchers are still unable to agree on the intensities of individual waves of...   More >

David Chandler Seminar in Physical Chemistry: Dissecting direct and indirect intermolecular forces in simple and polar liquids

Seminar | April 17 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. John Weeks, Institute for Physical Science and Technology and Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, University of Maryland

 College of Chemistry

A characteristic feature of David Chandler's research was his ability to extend simple physical pictures and theoretical constructs in surprising new directions, often challenging conventional wisdom in the field. Here I mention three examples, all dealing with the interplay between strong short ranged intermolecular forces and more slowly varying long ranged van der Waals or Coulomb forces in...   More >

Design Field Notes: Robert Kett

Seminar | April 17 | 4-5 p.m. | 220 Jacobs Hall

 Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation

Curator Robert Kett will speak at Jacobs Hall, discussing work that includes SFMOMA's exhibition, "Designed in California" and the museum's engagement with California's design ecosystem.

Seminar 221, Industrial Organization: ​"Complex Disclosure"

Seminar | April 17 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Ginger Zhe Jin, University of Maryland

 Department of Economics

By Design: Graphics and Images Basics

Workshop | April 17 | 4:10-5 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, Academic Innovation Studio, Dwinelle Hall 117 (Level D)

 Lynn Cunningham, Library; Eugene De La Rosa


In this hands-on workshop, we will learn how to create web graphics for your digital publishing projects and websites. We will cover topics such as: image editing tools in Photoshop; image resolution for the web; sources for free public domain and Creative Commons images; and image upload to publishing tools such as WordPress. If possible, please bring a laptop with Photoshop installed.

Foerster Lectures on the Immortality of the Soul featuring Marilyn Strathern: Souls in Other Selves, and the Immortality of the Body

Lecture | April 17 | 4:10 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room

 Marilyn Strathern, Former William Wyse Professor of Social Anthropology, University of Cambridge

 Graduate Division

Marilyn Strathern will present the Foerster lecture on Tuesday, April 17, 2018 titled "Souls in Other Selves, and the Immortality of the Body." The lecture is free and open to the public. No tickets are required.

Marilyn Strathern

Milan Vaishnav | When Crime Pays: Money and Muscle in Indian Politics

Lecture | April 17 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Milan Vaishnav, Senior Fellow, South Asia Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace

 Gareth Nellis, The Evidence in Governance and Politics (EGAP) Post-doctoral Fellow, University of California, Berkeley

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies, Institute of International Studies, Clausen Center for International Business and Policy

A talk by political economist, Dr. Milan Vaishnav on his new book, "When Crime Pays: Money and Muscle in Indian Politics."

Post-Nazi Germany and the Myth of American Influence

Lecture | April 17 | 5-7 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Noah B. Strote, North Carolina State University

 Institute of European Studies, Center for German and European Studies, GHI West - Pacific Regional Office of the German Historical Institute Washington DC

Drawing on the author's recent book, Lions and Lambs: Conflict in Weimar and the Creation of Post-Nazi Germany (2017), this talk will challenge older explanations of postwar German liberal democratic reconstruction and offer a new interpretation rooted in under-explored sources from the Hitler era.

Noah B. Strote is an Associate Professor of European History at North Carolina State University....   More >

A White Stone for Belfast: One Take on Religious Politics

Lecture | April 17 | 5-7 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 Robert Orsi, Professor of Religious Studies and History and Grace Craddock Nagle Chair in Catholic Studies, Northwestern University

 Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion

This lecture asks what “religious” politics might be given the deconstruction of the concept of “religion” that has taken place over the past several decades, which has uncovered its implicit social, legal, and political agendas from early modernity forward. It takes as its starting point an experience Anglican sisters had in Belfast at the height of the troubles, when they attempted to carve out...   More >

Changing the Way We See Native America: Matika Wilbur, Photographer

Colloquium | April 17 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Multicultural Community Center

 Matika Wilbur, Photographer

 UC Berkeley Native American Staff Council, American Indian Graduate Program, American Indian Graduate Student Association, Native American Studies, Joseph A. Myers Center for Research on Native American Issues, Division of Equity & Inclusion, Chancellor's Office, Human Resources

Join us for an evening of discussion as Wilbur presents "Changing the Way We See Native America," providing remarkable insights into contemporary Native American life, driving the conversation forward to encourage U.S. citizens to evolve beyond the appropriation and neglect of indigenous images and traditions through a new model of awareness, with honest photographic representation and direct...   More >

Why the Status of Women Matters for National Progress: Rachel Vogelstein at the Berkeley Forum

Lecture | April 17 | 6-7:30 p.m. | 125 Morrison Hall

 Rachel Vogelstein, Council on Foreign Relations

 The Berkeley Forum

With the resurgence of women's rights movement, thanks to the #MeToo campaign and the Women's March on Washington, the status of women has risen to the top of the national and global dialogue. Rachel Vogelstein has spent her career working to elevate the status of women both at home and abroad, as an official at the State Department, the White House Council for Women and Girls, and as a senior...   More >


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Career Connections: PhDs

Miscellaneous | April 17 | 6-8 p.m. |  Career Center (2440 Bancroft Way)

 Cal Alumni Association, Career Center, The Berkeley Network

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 prep—simply chat with interested students, share your path from Cal to career, and offer advice to those who hope to follow...   More >

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Baseball vs. Santa Clara University

Sport - Intercollegiate - Baseball/Softball | April 17 | 7:05 p.m. |  Evans Field

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Baseball hosts Santa Clara University at Evans Diamond.

The Gayley Lecture: Unfixed: How the Women of Glenwood Changed American IQ, and Why We Don't Know It

Lecture | April 17 | 8-9:30 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, Maude Fife Room, 315 Wheeler Hall

 Susan Schweik, Professor, Berkeley English

 Department of English

The talk is free and open to the public. The venue is wheelchair accessible. CART transcription and ASL interpretation can be provided with advance request to Susan Schweik (sschweik@berkeley.edu). Please refrain from wearing scented products.