<< Week of April 29 >>

Sunday, April 29, 2018

How Stories Make the World with Joyce Carol Oates, Scott Saul, and Ismail Muhammad

Panel Discussion | April 29 | 10-11:15 a.m. |  Veteran's Memorial Building - Auditorium

 Arts + Design

Everything we understand about the world comes from stories: those we hear in school, those we read in books, and those we believe about each other. These panelists—all titans of storytelling—will discuss the power stories have to galvanize the world, create cultures, and bind us all together. Don’t miss your chance to hear Joyce Carol Oates, who boasts a lifetime of achievements as a great...   More >

Standing at the Edge: Finding Freedom Where Fear and Courage Meet with Joan Halifax and Dacher Keltner

Panel Discussion | April 29 | 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. |  Freight & Salvage

 Arts + Design

Zen roshi (teacher) and anthropologist Joan Halifax has spent much of her life exploring questions of life and death. Teaching at hospices and on death row, and traveling throughout radically different cultures, she has devoted herself to the study of what makes a meaningful life. Her new book, “Standing at the Edge: Finding Freedom Where Fear and Courage Meet,” which Arianna Huffington called...   More >

Smart Activism: History and Hope with Rebecca Solnit and L.A. Kaufmann

Panel Discussion | April 29 | 2:30-3:45 p.m. |  San Francisco Chronicle Stage in the Park

 Arts + Design

How can activism be most effective today? Let’s look to history. Come hear one of the Bay Area’s most famous activists and writers—Rebecca Solnit—in conversation with longtime friend and movement insider L.A. Kauffman on the history and future of activism. Solnit, whose writing spans numerous books, articles, and social media, is perhaps most well-known for “Hope in the Dark,” a veritable holy...   More >

Monday, April 30, 2018

Number Theory and Arithmetic Geometry RTG Workshop

Seminar | April 30 – May 4, 2018 every day | 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | Evans Hall, 1015 and 740

 Max Lieblich, Robert Guralnick and Pham Tiep

 Department of Mathematics

During RRR week (4/30-5/4), the number theory and arithmetic geometry RTG will be holding a workshop. The workshop will have lecture series in the mornings and discussion/problem solving sessions in the afternoons in small groups. Max Lieblich will be giving a lecture series on recent progress on the Tate conjectures, and Robert Guralnick and Pham Tiep will be lecturing about group theory and...   More >

Teaching in Summer Workshop

Workshop | April 30 | 10 a.m.-1 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, Academic Innovation Studio (117)

 American Cultures

Please join us for a discussion of some of the best approaches to teaching during the summer at UC Berkeley. Among the topics, we will discuss are strategies for managing extended summer class time, what to expect from summer student enrollment, the specifics of the AC requirement, and teaching to issues of racial and economic justice in diverse classrooms.

  RSVP online by April 30.

The neural circuits of the fly's olfactory memory

Seminar | April 30 | 2-3 p.m. | 540 Cory Hall

 Lou Scheffer, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

The fruit fly Drosophila will avoid odors previously associated with unpleasant experiences, and pursue odors previously associated with rewards. It has long been known that the seat of this associative learning is the Mushroom Body, a particular compartment of the fly's brain. Using a combination of genetic methods, behavioral experiments, electrophysiology, and circuit reconstruction (through...   More >

Seminar 211, Economic History: Topic Forthcoming

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

 Jared Rubin, Chapman University

 Department of Economics

Differential Geometry Seminar: Higher-order estimates for collapsing Calabi-Yau metrics

Seminar | April 30 | 2:10-3 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Hans-Joachim Hein, Fordham University

 Department of Mathematics

Consider a compact Calabi-Yau manifold \(X\) with a holomorphic vibration \(F: X \rightarrow B\) over some base \(B\), together with a "collapsing" path of Kahler classes of the form \([F^*\omega _B] + t [\omega _X]\) for \(t \in (0,1]\). Understanding the limiting behavior as \(t \rightarrow 0\) of the Ricci-flat Kahler forms representing these classes is a basic problem in geometric analysis...   More >

Applied Math Seminar: Smoothing techniques for risk-averse PDE-constrained optimization

Seminar | April 30 | 3-4 p.m. | 959 Evans Hall

 Drew Kouri, Sandia National Laboratories

 Department of Mathematics

Many science and engineering applications necessitate the optimal control or design of systems described by partial differential equations (PDEs) with uncertain inputs such as coefficients, boundary conditions and initial conditions. In this talk, I formulate such problems as risk-averse optimization problems in Banach space. For many popular measures of risk such as coherent risk measures, the...   More >

BLISS Seminar: Phase Transitions in Generalized Linear Models

Seminar | April 30 | 3-4 p.m. | 540 Cory Hall

 Leo Miolane, INRIA

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

We consider generalized linear models (GLMs) where an unknown $n$-dimensional signal vector is observed through the application of a random matrix and a non-linear (possibly probabilistic) componentwise output function.

Arithmetic Geometry and Number Theory RTG Seminar: Constancy of generalized Hodge-Tate weights of a p-adic local system

Seminar | April 30 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Koji Shimizu, Harvard University

 Department of Mathematics

Sen attached to each p-adic Galois representation of a p-adic field a multiset of numbers called generalized Hodge-Tate weights. In this talk, we regard a p-adic local system on a rigid analytic variety as a geometric family of Galois representations and show that the multiset of generalized Hodge-Tate weights of the local system is constant. The pretalk is designed to be a quick introduction to...   More >

Avraham Shtub -Technion

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

 Avraham Shtub, Technion

 Industrial Engineering & Operations Research

Professor Avraham Shtub holds the Stephen and Sharon Seiden Chair in Project Management. He was a faculty member of the department of Industrial Engineering at Tel Aviv University from 1984 to 1998 where he also served as a chairman of the department (1993-1996)...   More >

Dissertation talk: Classical delegation and verification of quantum computations

Seminar | April 30 | 4-5 p.m. | 540AB Cory Hall

 Urmila Mahadev

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Due to recent advances in quantum computing, two related open questions have become increasingly important. First, can a classical computer delegate a quantum computation without compromising privacy? Next, is it possible for a classical computer to verify the result of a quantum computation? In this talk, we present methods allowing a classical computer to achieve both of these cryptographic...   More >

The Next Generation of Brain-Computer Interfaces: Responding Implicitly to Learners' Cognitive State

Colloquium | April 30 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 2515 Tolman Hall

 Beste Yuksel, University of San Francisco

 Graduate School of Education

The human and computer are both complex machines, capable of sophisticated functions, yet there is a very narrow bandwidth of communication between them. A new generation of brain computer interfaces (BCIs) are currently being developed that can increase this communication bandwidth by passively detecting learners' cognitive state and responding appropriately in real-time. In this talk, I present...   More >

STROBE Seminars: New Algorithms for Phase Retrieval and Ptychography

Seminar | April 30 | 4-5 p.m. | 433 Latimer Hall

 Dr. Stan Osher

 College of Chemistry

Stan Osher, "New Algorithms for Phase Retrieval and Ptychography"

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The Next Generation of Brain-Computer Interfaces: Responding Implicitly to Learners' Cognitive State

Colloquium | April 30 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 2515 Tolman Hall

 Beste Yuksel, University of San Francisco

 Graduate School of Education

The human and computer are both complex machines, capable of sophisticated functions, yet there is a very narrow bandwidth of communication between them. A new generation of brain computer interfaces (BCIs) are currently being developed that can increase this communication bandwidth by passively detecting learners' cognitive state and responding appropriately in real-time. In this talk, I present...   More >

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 >

Tuesday, May 1, 2018

ReGen18 Conference

Conference/Symposium | May 1 – 4, 2018 every day |  Impact Hub San Francisco

 1885 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

 Center for Responsible Business

Join the Regenerative Movement at ReGen18!

When: May 1-4,2018

Where: Impact HubSan Francisco

Register to attend: Use code R30_BerkeleyHaas for a 30% discount off registration: http://bit.ly/2EUdw0B

We are only days away from the launch of ReGen18! You won’t want to miss this opportunity. Join us May 1-4 in the heart of theMission District at Impact Hub San Francisco. We will be...   More >

Number Theory and Arithmetic Geometry RTG Workshop

Seminar | April 30 – May 4, 2018 every day | 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | Evans Hall, 1015 and 740

 Max Lieblich, Robert Guralnick and Pham Tiep

 Department of Mathematics

During RRR week (4/30-5/4), the number theory and arithmetic geometry RTG will be holding a workshop. The workshop will have lecture series in the mornings and discussion/problem solving sessions in the afternoons in small groups. Max Lieblich will be giving a lecture series on recent progress on the Tate conjectures, and Robert Guralnick and Pham Tiep will be lecturing about group theory and...   More >

Dissertation Talk: Device Physics and Materials Properties of Two-Dimensional Semiconductors

Presentation | May 1 | 10:30-11:30 a.m. | Cory Hall, Wang Room / 531

 Sujay Desai, UC Berkeley

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Two-dimensional (2D) materials like MoS2 and WSe2 are semiconducting analogues to graphene and consist of atomically-thin layers held together by weak van der Waals (vdW) forces. By way of vdW forces, these ultrathin semiconductors can be mechanically exfoliated down to a monolayer of material (~0.7 nm thick). Monolayer 2D materials have large bandgaps, some of which exhibit direct band gap...   More >

Impact Investing Practicum Fireside Chat

Seminar | May 1 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | Haas School of Business, N340+344, Chou Hall

 Center for Responsible Business

The new impact investing practicum will present the final recommendations they made to their clients during a fireside chat on Tuesday, May 1st from 11AM - 1PM. Students this year were paired with: SF Foundation, Tin Shed Ventures, CIM, and Cambridge Associates. Please join us to learn more about the great work student teams completed this spring.

Bristol Myers Squibb Lecture in Organic Chemistry: Enantioselective and Remote C–H Activation Reactions

Seminar | May 1 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Jin-Quan Yu, The Scripps Research Institute

 College of Chemistry

The vast majority of directed C–H activation reactions proceed via cyclometallation, in which a strongly coordinating functional group binds to the metal and facilitates cleavage of a proximate C–H bond. These substrates driven reactions become problematic background reactions for developing enantioselective C–H activation reactions. The use of weak coordination from substrates to direct metal...   More >

Crossing Institutional Boundaries: Health, Agency, and Constraint 

Colloquium | May 1 | 12-1:30 p.m. |  Duster Room

 2420 Bowditch street, Berkeley, CA 94720

 Vicky Gomez, Dr.P.H. candidate in the School of Public Health, and Graduate Fellow, Institute for the Study of Societal Issues, UC Berkeley; Renee Mack , Ph.D. candidate in the School of Social Welfare, and Graduate Fellow, Institute for the Study of Societal Issues, UC Berkeley

 Troy Duster, Chancellor's Professor, Department of Sociology, UC Berkeley, and Emeritus Silver Professor, Department of Sociology, New York University, UC Berkeley

 Institute for the Study of Societal Issues

Vicky Gomez | Digital Storytelling and Colorectal Cancer Screening Intention in a Latino Church Community Setting

Renee Mack | Patient Satisfaction with Mandated Psychiatric Treatment: Commitment, Care, and the Intersection of Criminal Justice and Mental Health

Troy Duster as respondent 

Development Lunch: "The Impact of Accepting Card Payments on Small Business Profits and Growth" and TBA

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

 Sean Higgins; Samuel Muhula

 Department of Economics

K-POP/M-POP/HIP-HOP--A Korea/Mongolia Mixtape: Youth, Expression, and the New Nationalism in East Asia

Panel Discussion | May 1 | 2-4 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), UC Berkeley Mongolia Initiative, Center for Korean Studies (CKS), Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

A panel of scholars discuss and compare emergent themes in popular culture and politics in Korea and Mongolia, illustrated with clips from music and performance.

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 291, Departmental Seminar: "Narratives, Imperatives, and Moral Reasoning"

Seminar | May 1 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Jean Tirole, TSE

 Department of Economics

Note change in time

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: The Maximal Rank Theorem

Seminar | May 1 | 3:45-5 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Joe Harris, Harvard University

 Department of Mathematics

The Brill-Noether theorem establishes a fundamental link between the classical notion of a curve in projective space, given as the zero locus of polynomials, and the (relatively) modern notion of an abstract curve. Specifically, it tell us when and how a general abstract curve can be embedded in $\mathbf{P^r}$.

But that’s just the opening line of the story: having embedded our abstract curve...   More >

Bristol-Myers Squibb Seminar in Organic Chemistry: Novel PET radioligands for non-invasive imaging of the PD-1/PD-L1 immune checkpoint pathway

Seminar | May 1 | 4-5 p.m. | 775 Tan Hall

 David Donnelly, Senior Research Investigator, Bristol-Myers Squibb

 College of Chemistry

David J. Donnelly completed his Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry in 2006 from the University of Buffalo with a focus on the synthesis of sulfur, selenium and tellurium containing rhodamine dyes for use in photodynamic therapy. After receiving his Ph.D. he conducted his post-doctoral research with Professor Mike Kilbourn at the University of Michigan, where he worked on the synthesis and design of both...   More >

Young Scholars Research Symposium: A celebration of student excellence

Conference/Symposium | May 1 | 4-6:30 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Rebecca Dharmapalan, Senior: Sociology (major) and Human Rights (minor)

 Adora Svitak, Senior: Development Studies (major) and South Asian Studies (minor)

 Prathyush Parasuraman, Senior: South Asian Studies (major) and Economics (major)

 Raveena Samra, Senior: Anthropology (major) and Creative Writing (minor)

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Office of Undergraduate Research

UC Berkeley student scholarship on cultural, political, and religious norms in South Asia.

K-POP/M-POP/HIP-HOP--A Korea/Mongolia Mixtape Youth, Expression, and the New Nationalism in East Asia

Colloquium | May 1 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Eun-young Jung, Independent Scholar; Franck Bille, UC Berkeley

 Brian Baumann, UC Berkeley

 Peter K. Marsh, Cal State East Bay; Donna Kwon, University of Kentucky; Charlotte D'Evelyn, Loyola Marymount University; Kendra Van Nyhuis, UC Berkeley; Marissa Smith, San Jose State; Stephanie Choi, UC Santa Barbara

 Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS)

A panel of scholars discuss and compare emergent themes in popular culture and politics in Korea and Mongolia.

The Long Haul: Best Practices for Making Your Digital Project Last

Workshop | May 1 | 4:10-5 p.m. | Doe Library, Doe Library 303

 Stacy Reardon, Library; Rachael Samberg, Scholarly Communication Officer

 Library

You've invested a lot of work in creating a digital project, but how do you ensure it has staying power? We'll look at choices you can make at the beginning of project development to influence sustainability, best practices for documentation and asset management, and how to sunset your project in a way that ensures long-term access for future researchers.

Seminar 221, Industrial Organization: ​"More than a Penny's Worth: Left-Digit Bias and Firm Pricing"

Seminar | May 1 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Avner Shlain, UC Berkeley

 Department of Economics

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: Linkage, Curves, and Koszul homology

Seminar | May 1 | 5-6 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Justin Chen, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

We conclude the linkage portion of the student seminar, by completing the proof of the theorem of Lazarsfeld-Rao that general curves of high degree are minimal in their linkage class. Time permitting, we will also discuss how Koszul homology behaves under linkage, including properties like being strongly Cohen-Macaulay or sliding depth.

Wednesday, May 2, 2018

ReGen18 Conference

Conference/Symposium | May 1 – 4, 2018 every day |  Impact Hub San Francisco

 1885 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

 Center for Responsible Business

Join the Regenerative Movement at ReGen18!

When: May 1-4,2018

Where: Impact HubSan Francisco

Register to attend: Use code R30_BerkeleyHaas for a 30% discount off registration: http://bit.ly/2EUdw0B

We are only days away from the launch of ReGen18! You won’t want to miss this opportunity. Join us May 1-4 in the heart of theMission District at Impact Hub San Francisco. We will be...   More >

Jacobs Spring Design Showcase

Seminar | May 2 – 3, 2018 every day |  Jacobs Hall

 Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation

On Wednesday, May 2, and Thursday, May 3, join the Jacobs Institute for the Jacobs Spring Design Showcase. At this lively open house, you can meet student designers, check out innovations in fields from health to mobility, and celebrate the semester over conversation and refreshments.

Number Theory and Arithmetic Geometry RTG Workshop

Seminar | April 30 – May 4, 2018 every day | 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | Evans Hall, 1015 and 740

 Max Lieblich, Robert Guralnick and Pham Tiep

 Department of Mathematics

During RRR week (4/30-5/4), the number theory and arithmetic geometry RTG will be holding a workshop. The workshop will have lecture series in the mornings and discussion/problem solving sessions in the afternoons in small groups. Max Lieblich will be giving a lecture series on recent progress on the Tate conjectures, and Robert Guralnick and Pham Tiep will be lecturing about group theory and...   More >

History 101 Circus: Undergraduate Research Showcase

Colloquium | May 2 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 Department of History, Phi Alpha Theta, Chi Chapter

The 101 Circus is the great annual gathering at which undergraduate history majors present their thesis research. Students will give 10-minute presentations on their research before opening the floor for 5-minute Q&A sessions.

The History 101 seminar is designed to guide students through the capstone experience of undergraduate education as a history major: the researching and writing of a...   More >

Dissertation Talk: Printed organic light emitting diodes for biomedical applications

Presentation | May 2 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 490 Cory Hall

 Claire M. Lochner, EECS

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Flexible electronics interface well with the human body, enabling wearable device implementations that were previously limited by the rigid form factors of conventional electronics. This work explores applying printed and flexible organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs) in biomedicine. A proof-of-concept solution-processed organic optoelectronic pulse oximeter is demonstrated, as well as a new OLED...   More >

Dissertation Talk: Phase-space imaging in computational imaging

Seminar | May 2 | 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, VCL center, 510

 Hsiou-Yuan Liu

 Berkeley Center for Computational Imaging

Computational imaging has open many possibility in the study of imaging; examples are digital refocusing, phase retrieval and diffuser cameras. The optics in use does not necessarily form an image of the target, as done in traditional imaging, but capture essential features for a post-capture computation to reconstruct the image. The design of computational part will also affect how the optics is...   More >

An Update on Cardiac ASL-MRI and Brain Tumor DCE-MRI

Seminar | May 2 | 12-1 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Krishna Nayak, University of Southern California

 Bioengineering (BioE)

This talk will summarize two of the translational MRI efforts in my lab. One is the application of arterial spin labeling (ASL) to the human heart. ASL is a non-contrast technique for measuring tissue perfusion, and could be extremely valuable in the assessment of ischemic heart disease, especially high-risk groups such as those with kidney failure. Cardiac ASL-MRI is challenging because of the...   More >

No MVZ Lunch Seminar

Seminar | May 2 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 Grinnell-Miller Library

 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 >

Plant and Microbial Biology Plant Seminar: "Mechanisms for target specificity in transcriptional regulation controlling Arabidopsis anther development"

Seminar | May 2 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall

 Hong Ma, Fudan University and Penn State

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

In the area of functional studies of genes important for plant reproductive development, we focus on molecular basis of meiotic homologous recombination and chromosome condensation and segregation, gene networks controlling anther and pollen development, and regulatory elements ensuring reproductive development in response to environmental changes, such as light, drought and heat.

Hong Ma

Helping Your Loved One to Remain at Home (BEUHS174)

Workshop | May 2 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club

 Caryn Doherty, LCSW, Senior Alternatives

 Be Well at Work - Elder Care

Knowing the resources in advance of a crisis and being prepared to discuss options with an elder, can be invaluable to you and your loved one. This informative workshop, offered by a geriatric care manager, will include a discussion of the challenges you may encounter as you attempt to assist your elder with their wish to remain living safely at home. Resources such as in-home care, care...   More >

  Enroll online

Must-Know Cooking Techniques (BEUHS641): Nutrition Events at Tang

Workshop | May 2 | 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

Do you want to gain confidence in the kitchen but don’t have time for culinary school? Learn some of the key cooking techniques that are commonly used in classic recipes. You may even be inspired to create your own recipes! Lecture, brief cooking demonstration, and a sample will be provided.

Scabs: The Social Suppression of Labor Supply

Colloquium | May 2 | 12:10-1:15 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

 Supreet Kaur, Assistant Professor, UC Berkeley Department of Economics

 Institute of Personality and Social Research

A distinguishing feature of the labor market is social interaction among co-workers---providing the ingredients for social norms to develop and constrain behavior. We use a field experiment to test whether social norms against accepting wage cuts distort workers' labor supply during periods of unemployment. We partner with 183 existing employers, who offer jobs to 502 randomly-selected laborers...   More >

Composition Colloquium - Martin Matalon Bloch Lecture featuring Jennifer Curtis, (International Contemporary Ensemble): Bloch Lecture 2: Music for Instruments and Live Electronics: Traces feat. a performance of Traces VIII for violin and electronics, Dan Flanagan (Eco Ensemble)

Colloquium | May 2 | 1 p.m. |  CNMAT (1750 Arch St.)

 Department of Music

Born in Buenos Aires in 1958, Martin Matalon received his Bachelor degree in Composition from the Boston Conservatory of Music In 1984, and in 1986 his Master’s degree from the Juilliard School of Music. In 1989, having initiated himself in conducting with Jacques-Louis Monod, he founded Music Mobile, a New York-based ensemble devoted to the contemporary repertoire (1989-96).

Among his awards,...   More >

Distributional symmetries and non commutative independences

Seminar | May 2 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Camille Male, Institut de Mathématiques de Bordeaux

 Department of Statistics

Professor Dan Virgil Voiculescu invented the theory of free probability in order to study abstract objects in operator algebra, the von Neumann algebras of free group. A unexpected and extremely powerful application of his theory is that it allows to predict the eigenvalues distribution of functions of certain independent random matrices. The properties of the limiting non commutative...   More >

Special Seminar: 5-chromatic unit-distance graphs in the plane: initial discovery and subsequent progress

Seminar | May 2 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 3 Evans Hall

 Aubrey de Grey, SENS Research Foundation

 Department of Mathematics

Earlier this year I made the first improvement since 1950 to the bounds of the Hadwiger-Nelson problem, which is to determine the chromatic number of the plane (CNP); the lower bound was previously 4, since there are 4-chromatic unit-distance (UD) graphs in the plane. The improvement to CNP ≥ 5 was achieved by identifying, though not actually defining precisely, a numerical function of UD...   More >

Novel Mechanisms Linking Insulin Resistance to Non-Alcoholic SteatoHepatitis

Seminar | May 2 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 114 Morgan Hall

 Sonia Najjar, Ohio University

 Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology

Center for Computational Biology Seminar: Dr. Murat Acar, Associate Professor of Molecular Cellular and Developmental Biology, Yale University

Seminar | May 2 | 4:30-5:30 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center

 Center for Computational Biology

Quantitative insights into gene network evolution and aging in the context of a canonical network

Abstract:
Regulation of gene expression in the yeast galactose utilization network has served as a paradigm for eukaryotic transcriptional control for 60 years now. Using the GAL network as an experimental model, we characterized cross-species evolution of this network and how cellular aging...   More >

Thursday, May 3, 2018

ReGen18 Conference

Conference/Symposium | May 1 – 4, 2018 every day |  Impact Hub San Francisco

 1885 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

 Center for Responsible Business

Join the Regenerative Movement at ReGen18!

When: May 1-4,2018

Where: Impact HubSan Francisco

Register to attend: Use code R30_BerkeleyHaas for a 30% discount off registration: http://bit.ly/2EUdw0B

We are only days away from the launch of ReGen18! You won’t want to miss this opportunity. Join us May 1-4 in the heart of theMission District at Impact Hub San Francisco. We will be...   More >

Jacobs Spring Design Showcase

Seminar | May 2 – 3, 2018 every day |  Jacobs Hall

 Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation

On Wednesday, May 2, and Thursday, May 3, join the Jacobs Institute for the Jacobs Spring Design Showcase. At this lively open house, you can meet student designers, check out innovations in fields from health to mobility, and celebrate the semester over conversation and refreshments.

CBE Student Symposium

Conference/Symposium | May 3 | 9 a.m.-2 p.m. | 775 Tan Hall

 Graduate Assembly

The 3rd annual CBE Student Symposium showcasing research conducted by students and postdoctoral researchers in the Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering department will be held on May 3rd, 2018. This is a great opportunity to get feedback from people outside your lab and improve your conference presentations.

Number Theory and Arithmetic Geometry RTG Workshop

Seminar | April 30 – May 4, 2018 every day | 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | Evans Hall, 1015 and 740

 Max Lieblich, Robert Guralnick and Pham Tiep

 Department of Mathematics

During RRR week (4/30-5/4), the number theory and arithmetic geometry RTG will be holding a workshop. The workshop will have lecture series in the mornings and discussion/problem solving sessions in the afternoons in small groups. Max Lieblich will be giving a lecture series on recent progress on the Tate conjectures, and Robert Guralnick and Pham Tiep will be lecturing about group theory and...   More >

How to publish a scientific paper

Workshop | May 3 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 405 Moffitt Undergraduate Library

 Elliott Smith, Emerging Technologies and Bioinformatics Librarian, Bioscience Library; Maria Gould, Scholarly Communication and Copyright Librarian, UC Berkeley Library Scholarly Communication Services; Olga Kononova, Postdoctoral fellow, Ceder Research Group, Department of Materials Science and Engineering

 Library

Writing and publishing a scientific paper can be daunting. Come hear a publishing and copyright expert, a postdoc, and a science librarian demystify the process and outline important tips for maximizing impact.

  RSVP online

Dissertation Talk: Accelerated Single-Scan Multi-Contrast Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Presentation | May 3 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 490 Cory Hall

 Jon Tamir, EECS, UC Berkeley

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Magnetic resonance imaging is a powerful medical imaging modality for visualizing tissue contrast, but its long scan times remain a limitation. In this talk I will present accelerated MRI acquisition and reconstruction techniques that recover multiple images of varying tissue contrast from a single scan, thereby reducing overall exam times.

Envisioning Global Energy Solutions: Renewable Energy for the Future and Making the Power Grid Smart

Panel Discussion | May 3 | 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. |  UCSC Silicon Valley Campus

 3175 Bowers Avenue, Santa Clara, CA 95054

 Ricardo Sanfelice, Associate Professor of Computer Engineering and Director of Cyber-Physical Systems Research Center at UC Santa Cruz; Sue Carter, Professor at the Physics Department at UC Santa Cruz

 CITRIS and the Banatao Institute

Please join us for our launch of the CITRIS Silicon Valley Forum 2018 while we share our innovative, cross-disciplinary research with the broader community. Our third panel of the Spring 2018 series invites Ricardo Sanfelice, Associate Professor of Computer Engineering and Director of Cyber-Physical Systems Research Center at UC Santa Cruz and Sue Carter, Professor at the Physics Department at...   More >

Seminar 271, Development: NO SEMINAR

Seminar | May 3 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Haas School of Business, C330 Cheit Hall | Canceled

 Department of Economics

Oliver E. Williamson Seminar

Seminar | May 3 | 12-1:30 p.m. | C325 Haas School of Business

 Rob Jensen, UPenn

 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 >

ESPM Seminar Series - Kurt Fausch

Seminar | May 3 | 12-1 p.m. | 132 Mulford Hall

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

Kurt Fausch, Professor Emeritus of Dept. Fish, Wildlife, & Conservation Studies, Colorado State University, shares, "What is essential about reverse for fish and humans? Lessons on connectivity and connections from four decades"

Join us for coffee at 11:30 am in 139 Mulford Hall. Bring your own mug!

This event is open to the public.

IB Miller Fellows on Parade

Seminar | May 3 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Cara Brook: "Madagascar fruit bats as reservoirs for emerging zoonotic disease", UCB (Glaunsinger/Boots Labs); Andrew Moeller: "The evolution of the mammalian gut microbiome", UCB (Nachman Lab); Alejandro Rico-Guevara: "Intrasexually selected weapons (ISWs)", UCB (Dudley Lab)

 Department of Integrative Biology

EHS 201 Biosafety in Laboratories

Course | May 3 | 1:30-3:30 p.m. | 115 Energy Biosciences Building

 Office of Environment, Health & Safety

This training is required for anyone who is listed on a Biological Use Authorization (BUA) application form that is reviewed by the Committee for Laboratory and Environmental Biosafety (CLEB). A BUA is required for anyone working with recombinant DNA molecules, human clinical specimens or agents that may infect humans, plants or animals. This safety training will discuss the biosafety risk...   More >

Dissertation Talk: Unconventional Low-Power Computing

Seminar | May 3 | 2-3 p.m. | 540AB Cory Hall

 Justin Wong

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

In this talk, I discuss how we can exploit properties that emerge from the collective behavior of constituents at different length scales to reduce power consumption below conventional limits in computing. At the device level, I show how ferroelectric-dielectric coupling ("negative capacitance") can reduce energy consumption below 1/2 CV^2 in capacitors. At the circuit level, high-dimensional...   More >

Seminar 251, Labor Seminar: RRR Week

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

 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.

ESPM Remote Sensing Job Talk Series - Manuela Girotto

Seminar | May 3 | 3-4 p.m. | 103 Mulford Hall

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

Manuela Girotto, Research Scientist, USRA, NASA, shares her talk, "Land Surface Data Assimilation Using Remote Sensing Observations".

Please join us for coffee from 2-3 pm in Mulford Hall. Bring your own mug!

This event is open to the public.

Perturbation and Control of Human Brain Network Dynamics

Seminar | May 3 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

 Dani Bassett, University of Pennsylvania

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Abstract: The human brain is a complex organ characterized by heterogeneous patterns of interconnections. New non-invasive imaging techniques now allow for these patterns to be carefully and comprehensively mapped in individual humans, paving the way for a better understanding of how wiring supports our thought processes. While a large body of work now focuses on descriptive statistics to...   More >

Friday, May 4, 2018

ReGen18 Conference

Conference/Symposium | May 1 – 4, 2018 every day |  Impact Hub San Francisco

 1885 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

 Center for Responsible Business

Join the Regenerative Movement at ReGen18!

When: May 1-4,2018

Where: Impact HubSan Francisco

Register to attend: Use code R30_BerkeleyHaas for a 30% discount off registration: http://bit.ly/2EUdw0B

We are only days away from the launch of ReGen18! You won’t want to miss this opportunity. Join us May 1-4 in the heart of theMission District at Impact Hub San Francisco. We will be...   More >

COEH Builds Bridges: Four Decades of Progress in the California Workplace

Conference/Symposium | May 4 – 5, 2018 every day | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | 1800 Betty Irene School of Nursing

 2570 48th St, Sacramento, CA 95817

 Center for Occupational and Environmental Health (COEH)

For the last 40 years, faculty, researchers and students at Northern California’s Center for Occupational and Environmental Health (COEH) have conducted vital research to help inform state policy, provided education and training to protect vulnerable workers, and promoted health and safety in California’s workplaces.


Progress has been made over the last four decades, but there continues to...   More >

Across the High Seas: Cross-Cultural Encounters in the Indian Ocean Littoral

Conference/Symposium | May 4 | 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Hyunhee Park, John Jay College of Criminal Justice; Chapurukha Kusimba, American University; Steven Sidebotham, University of Delaware; Eivind Heldaas Seland, University of Bergen; Ariane de Saxé, CNRS; Jun Kimura, Tokai University; James Lankton, UCL; Derek Heng, Northern Arizona University; Osmund Bopearachchi, Berkeley/CNRS; Jiang Bo, National Center of Underwater Cultural Heritage, Beijing

 Tang Center for Silk Road Studies

With contributions by archaeologists and historians, the conference will focus on the spatial configurations specific to maritime trade, and the transformations of cultural and material artifacts maritime exchanges have led to.

Number Theory and Arithmetic Geometry RTG Workshop

Seminar | April 30 – May 4, 2018 every day | 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | Evans Hall, 1015 and 740

 Max Lieblich, Robert Guralnick and Pham Tiep

 Department of Mathematics

During RRR week (4/30-5/4), the number theory and arithmetic geometry RTG will be holding a workshop. The workshop will have lecture series in the mornings and discussion/problem solving sessions in the afternoons in small groups. Max Lieblich will be giving a lecture series on recent progress on the Tate conjectures, and Robert Guralnick and Pham Tiep will be lecturing about group theory and...   More >

American Studies Spring Conference 2018: Twice Told Tales

Conference/Symposium | May 4 | 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. | Women's Faculty Club, Lounge

 American Studies

American Studies Conference

Eco Art History: Genealogies, Methodologies, Practices, Horizons

Conference/Symposium | May 4 – 5, 2018 every day | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | 308 A Doe Library

 Lamia Balafrej, Assistant Professor of Art History, University of California, Los Angeles; Elisabeth de Bièvre, Professor of Art History (Emeritus), University of East Anglia; Natasha Eaton, Reader in the History of Art, University College London; Anthony Grudin, Assistant Professor of Art History, University of Vermont; Meredith Hoy, Assistant Professor of Art History and Theory, Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, Arizona State University; Monica Juneja, Professor of Global Art History, Universität Heidelberg; Gregory Levine, Professor of Art and Architecture of Japan and Buddhist Visual Cultures, University of California, Berkeley; Ivonne del Valle, Associate Professor of Colonial Studies, University of California, Berkeley; Riad Kherdeen, Ph.D. Candidate, Dept. of Art History, UC Berkeley; Ramón De Santiago, Ph.D. Candidate, Dept. of Art History, UC Berkeley; Shivani Sud, Ph.D. Candidate, Dept. of Art History, UC Berkeley

 Whitney Davis, Professor of History and Theory of Ancient and Modern Art, University of California, Berkeley

 Sugata Ray, Assistant Professor of South Asian Art, University of California, Berkeley

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies, Department of History of Art, Institute of International Studies, University of California Humanities Research Institute;

A conference on the interconnected ecologies of planetary systems and art and architecture practices across a longue durée.

Embedding Sustainability Concepts in Curriculum: Sustainability in Curriculum Colloquium and Faculty Reception

Colloquium | May 4 | 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 The Green Initiative Fund (TGIF)

The colloquium will include lightning presentations from faculty across the Berkeley campus on approaches and tools for incorporating sustainability into undergraduate curriculum. The presentations represent new faculty endeavors to present principles of sustainability in diverse courses and departments - History of Art to Environmental Science to Materials Science and Engineering.

EH&S 403 Training Session

Course | May 4 | 10:30-11:30 a.m. | 370 University Hall | Note change in date

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

 Office of Environment, Health & Safety

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

Embedding Sustainability Concepts in Curriculum: Colloquium

Colloquium | May 4 | 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 The Green Initiative Fund

Join us to hear 11 faculty from diverse disciplines - History of Art to Environmental Science to Materials Science and Engineering - share their creative efforts to introduce sustainability concepts into courses. Enjoy a light lunch and get inspired to update your own course materials!

Faculty, staff, and students welcome.

  RSVP online

Labor Lunch Seminar: RRR Week

Seminar | May 4 | 12-1 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Center for Labor Economics

Dancing for Fun and Fitness (BEUHS605)

Workshop | May 4 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 251 Hearst Gymnasium

 Nadia Qabazard

 Be Well at Work - Wellness

Fit some fun and fitness into your day with these free, beginner dance classes. Zumba will be on 9/8 and 12/1, Samba will be on 10/6 and Polynesian/Hula will be on 11/3. No partner required. Comfortable clothing and athletic shoes recommended.

  Register online

A Structural Analysis Of The Decline Of Home-Cooked Food

Seminar | May 4 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | 201 Giannini Hall

 Valerie Lechene, University College London (UCL)

 Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics (ARE)

ARE Department Friday Seminar Series

Computational Sensorimotor Learning

Colloquium | May 4 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 250 Sutardja Dai Hall

 Pulkit Agrawal, UC Berkeley

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

An open question in artificial intelligence is how to endow agents with common sense knowledge that humans naturally seem to possess. A prominent theory in child development posits that human infants gradually acquire such knowledge by the process of experimentation. According to this theory, even the seemingly frivolous play of infants is a manifestation of experiments conducted by them to learn...   More >

Solid State Technology and Devices Seminar: Interstellar Mission Optical Downlink for Scientific Data: Issues and Challenges

Seminar | May 4 | 1-2 p.m. | Cory Hall, 521 Hogan Room

 David Messerschmitt, UC Berkeley, EECS Department

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Current attention on near-term exploration of nearby star systems is focused on low-mass probes that can be accelerated to relativistic speed using propulsion based on a ground-based directed-energy beam. Such a probe has to have a low mass (gram-scale) and transmit with low power (mW-scale). Such a mission is worthwhile only if the collected scientific observations can be successfully downlinked...   More >

Dissertation talk: Statistics meets Optimization - Computational guarantees for statistical learning algorithms

Presentation | May 4 | 2-3 p.m. | 400 Cory Hall

 Fanny Yang

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Modern technological advances have prompted massive scale data collection in many fields. This has led to an increasing need for scalable machine learning algorithms and statistical methods to draw conclusions about the world. Two principal challenges arise in this context: How can we collect data efficiently such that a reduced sample size is enough to draw conclusion with high confidence? How...   More >

Talking About Combinatorial Objects Student Seminar: Hopf Structures on Generalized Permutahedra

Seminar | May 4 | 2-3 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Andres Rodriguez, SFSU

 Department of Mathematics

In the talk we will go over the necessary background to be able to define the Hopf monoid of generalized permutahedra. This includes an introduction to the notion of set species, Hopf monoid in set species, and some intuitive examples. We will discuss how set species are objects of type A by introducing the notion of species relative to hyperplanes, and we will discuss what ``species” mean in...   More >

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology Annual Alumni Seminar: “Modulating and rewiring cell division across diverse physiological contexts”

Seminar | May 4 | 3-4 p.m. | 245 Li Ka Shing Center | Note change in location

 Iain Cheeseman, Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Department of Molecular & Cell Biology Annual Alumni Seminar

Spring 2018 BLC Fellows Instructional Development Research Projects

Colloquium | May 4 | 3-5 p.m. | B4 Dwinelle Hall

 BLC Fellows

 Berkeley Language Center

Developing Interpretive Insight through Reframing Texts
Erica Weems, Lecturer, French
This project focused on the interpretive insight that second-semester students of French developed when reframing texts in the target language. The process of reframing texts in a collaborative setting followed a tripartite model involving preparation, enactment, and post-enactment reflection and was aimed at...   More >

MENA Salon: Semester in Review

Workshop | May 4 | 3-4 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Join us for the final MENA Salon of the semester, as we revisit the events and themes that shaped this academic year.

Context, Causality, and Information Flow: Implications for Privacy Engineering, Security, and Data Economics

Seminar | May 4 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 107 South Hall

 Sebastian Benthall

 Information, School of

Sebastian Benthall is a security scientist working at the intersection of computer science, economics, law, and philosophy.

Catalytic modification of methane in non-conventional media

Seminar | May 4 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Pedro Perez, University of Huelva

 College of Chemistry

Since most chemicals and fuels employed nowadays come from oil, it seems obvious that on the basis of their reserves being reduced year after year, an alternative must be developed. The most convenient one is methane,1 given the vast reserves of this gas that exist in the Earth crust. However, it is quite surprising that one of the remaining challenges deals with one of the simplest molecules in...   More >

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Summer Institute Spring Follow Up

Workshop | May 5 | 9 a.m. |  UC Berkeley Campus

 Professional Development for Educators

Join UCBHSSP for its annualy spring follow up! This follow up session to our 2017 summer instittues is open to all Bay Area teachers. Teachers who attended our summer institutes will bring student work to share.

COEH Builds Bridges: Four Decades of Progress in the California Workplace

Conference/Symposium | May 4 – 5, 2018 every day | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | 1800 Betty Irene School of Nursing

 2570 48th St, Sacramento, CA 95817

 Center for Occupational and Environmental Health (COEH)

For the last 40 years, faculty, researchers and students at Northern California’s Center for Occupational and Environmental Health (COEH) have conducted vital research to help inform state policy, provided education and training to protect vulnerable workers, and promoted health and safety in California’s workplaces.


Progress has been made over the last four decades, but there continues to...   More >

Across the High Seas: Cross-Cultural Encounters in the Indian Ocean Littoral

Conference/Symposium | May 5 | 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Hyunhee Park, John Jay College of Criminal Justice; Chapurukha Kusimba, American University; Steven Sidebotham, University of Delaware; Eivind Heldaas Seland, University of Bergen; Ariane de Saxé, CNRS; Jun Kimura, Tokai University; James Lankton, UCL; Derek Heng, Northern Arizona University; Jiang Bo, National Center of Underwater Cultural Heritage, Beijing

 Osmund Bopearachchi, Berkeley/CNRS

 Tang Center for Silk Road Studies

With contributions by archaeologists and historians, the conference will focus on the spatial configurations specific to maritime trade, and the transformations of cultural and material artifacts maritime exchanges have led to.

Li Ka-Shing Foundation Workshop on Modern Chinese History

Workshop | May 5 | 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 Li Ka-Shing Foundation Program in Modern Chinese History at Berkeley, Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

The LKSF Workshop brings together doctoral candidates and postdoctoral fellows from across the Bay Area to present innovative research in the field of modern Chinese history.

  RSVP by emailing Brooks Jessup at brooks.jessup@berkeley.edu by May 1.

Eco Art History: Genealogies, Methodologies, Practices, Horizons

Conference/Symposium | May 4 – 5, 2018 every day | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | 308 A Doe Library

 Lamia Balafrej, Assistant Professor of Art History, University of California, Los Angeles; Elisabeth de Bièvre, Professor of Art History (Emeritus), University of East Anglia; Natasha Eaton, Reader in the History of Art, University College London; Anthony Grudin, Assistant Professor of Art History, University of Vermont; Meredith Hoy, Assistant Professor of Art History and Theory, Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, Arizona State University; Monica Juneja, Professor of Global Art History, Universität Heidelberg; Gregory Levine, Professor of Art and Architecture of Japan and Buddhist Visual Cultures, University of California, Berkeley; Ivonne del Valle, Associate Professor of Colonial Studies, University of California, Berkeley; Riad Kherdeen, Ph.D. Candidate, Dept. of Art History, UC Berkeley; Ramón De Santiago, Ph.D. Candidate, Dept. of Art History, UC Berkeley; Shivani Sud, Ph.D. Candidate, Dept. of Art History, UC Berkeley

 Whitney Davis, Professor of History and Theory of Ancient and Modern Art, University of California, Berkeley

 Sugata Ray, Assistant Professor of South Asian Art, University of California, Berkeley

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies, Department of History of Art, Institute of International Studies, University of California Humanities Research Institute;

A conference on the interconnected ecologies of planetary systems and art and architecture practices across a longue durée.

Way Bay Days: Dena Beard, Jeffrey Spahn, Jeff Gunderson, Steve Anker

Panel Discussion | May 5 | 1:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

For the second of our Way Bay Days, four speakers take on four Bay Area artists: Xara Thustra, Kay Sekimachi, Carlos Villa, and Alice Anne Parker (Severson).

Lil B: Extremely Rare Photography and Art Collection Issue #1

Panel Discussion | May 5 | 4 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Iconic Berkeley recording artist Brandon “Lil B” McCartney presents photographic works and “extremely rare art,” sharing his unique focus on compassion, unrestrained creative expression, and the power of positive thinking.