<< Week of October 07 >>

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Graduate Student Lounge

Miscellaneous | April 25 – December 12, 2018 every Wednesday |  Anthony Hall

 ASUC Student Union

Graduate Students! Take advantage of the Graduate Student Lounge at Anthony Hall. Study, grade papers, meet with other grad students.

 Graduate Students only! However, Anthony Hall can be made available to the entire campus and community for reservations at other times.

Blockchain Unlocked Executive Academy

Course | October 8 – 10, 2018 every day | 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. | Memorial Stadium, Executive Education Classroom

 Berkeley Law Executive Education, Berkeley Executive Education (powered by Haas School of Business), Berkeley Center for Law & Business

Blockchain Unlocked is a three-day executive and certificate academy consisting of lectures, workshops, and guest presentations from the industry’s foremost educators and leaders.

Blockchain Unlocked is designed to train business leaders in blockchain technology and its many business applications. Participants will walk away with a foundational understanding of blockchain technology, a survey...   More >

Let's Talk: Engaging in Cross-Cultural Communication: Beeqi004-181010

Workshop | October 10 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | 24 University Hall

 Sidalia Reel

 Human Resources

This workshop engages participants in conversations regarding “what gets in the way” when communicating across difference. This workshop reviews interactive communication theory and U.S. domestic dynamics of Human Diversity. Participants will work with each other in discussing and applying this information in varied situations. By the end of this workshop participants will: •Increase awareness of...   More >

Wellness Wednesdays: Elemental Yoga with Eugenia Park

Sport - Recreational | October 10 | 9:30-10:30 a.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Come join Eugenia in reconnecting with our elemental bodies.
In this unique outdoor yoga class, we will explore our inner landscapes through breath, movement and stillness, surrounded by acres of sensational gardens. This class is for every body. No experience necessary. Bring yoga mat and/or blanket.

$15 / $10 UCBG Member, Free for UC Berkeley staff, students, and faculty

  Register online

An Analysis: Implementation of youth centers in Musanze, Rwanda: Presentation by Bixby Center Summer Award Recipient

Presentation | October 10 | 12-1 p.m. | University Hall, Room 440/Bixby Center

 Kalee Singh, DrPH Student, SPH

 Bixby Center at UC Berkeley

Kalee will present her analysis on the implementation of
the Bixby Center’s youth center, based in the district of
Musanze, Rwanda. The youth center model aims to
utilize a multi-pronged approach–addressing both
structural and social determinants–to improve the health

and wellbeing of youth in Rwanda. The model, co-
designed and managed by youth, strives to empower

adolescents through...   More >

MVZ LUNCH SEMINAR - Teresa Feo: Shining new light on historic collections: How museum specimens and bright X-rays revealed one of the darkest materials known to man

Seminar | October 10 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 VLSB, Grinnell-Miller Library

 Teresa Feo

 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 >

Cell-cycle entry and exit: A tale of phosphorylation, transcription and degradation

Seminar | October 10 | 12-1 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Tobias Meyer, Ph.D., Stanford University

 Bioengineering (BioE)

Mammals must regulate the proliferation of stem, progenitor and differentiated cells to build, maintain, and repair tissues. Control of cell-cycle entry has been conceptualized by the restriction point, a time when cells escape the need for mitogens to complete the cell cycle. Our recent single-cell microscopy studies revealed sequential decisions to activate cyclin-dependent protein kinases...   More >

Plant and Microbial Biology Seminar: "A novel mechanism for viral host-range expansion revealed through experimental evolution"

Seminar | October 10 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall

 Justin Meyer, UC San Diego

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

What changes to viral genomes would allow them to infect new species? And, what are the natural processes – mutation, recombination, and natural selection – that permit their evolution?

The Meyer Lab uses experimental evolution of viruses to find answers to these questions using a combination of methods from many fields of biology.

For a complete explanation of Meyer's research and a...   More >

Noon Concert: Sappho’s Garden

Performing Arts - Music | October 10 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

Christine Brandes, soprano
Eric Moe, piano
DEBUSSY Trois Chansons de Bilitis
SCHOENBERG Das Buch der hängenden Gärten
Eric MOE from Tough Songs


Continuing its 66th season, the Noon Concert series features the Music Department’s varied and diverse performance activities. Inaugurated in 1953, these concerts are very popular and well attended by those on campus and in the wider community....   More >

Fascism Then and Now: Some Theoretical and Practical Reflections

Lecture | October 10 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Timothy Scott Brown, Northeastern University

 Institute of European Studies

The better part of a century after being relegated to the political fringes by its central responsibility for war and genocide, fascism is unmistakably making a comeback on both sides of the Atlantic. Of course, fascism never completely went away; but what has propelled it from the margins back to the center? Attempts to understand this phenomenon lead inevitably back to a question that has...   More >

Household Composition and Child Outcomes in Peru: A Longitudinal Study: A Brown Bag Talk

Colloquium | October 10 | 12-1 p.m. | 2232 Piedmont, Seminar Room

 Sarah Reynolds, School of Public Health, UC Berkeley

 Population Science, Department of Demography

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

Sleepless and alone: How does sleep loss affect our social life?

Colloquium | October 10 | 12:10-1:15 p.m. | 1104 Berkeley Way West

 Eti Ben Simon, Postdoctoral Fellow, Center for Human Sleep Science

 Institute of Personality and Social Research

Loneliness is a growing public health epidemic, reliably increasing mortality and morbidity risks in socially isolated individuals. A potential factor linking loneliness to poor health is disturbed sleep. Both lonely individuals as well as socially isolated animals suffer from worse sleep quality compared to socially connected controls. Focusing on the importance of sleep in modulating social...   More >

Language Politics and Attitudes of the Genovese Variety

Lecture | October 10 | 12:10-1 p.m. | B-4 Dwinelle Hall

 Gabriella Licata, PhD Candidate, Romance Languages and Literatures, Berkeley

 Berkeley Language Center

The current ideologies and politics of Genoese, a dialect of Ligurian in the Northwestern Italian region of Liguria, reflect the status of many of Italy’s “dialects”—lingering in unofficial status with little institutional support but vibrant ties to and representation in regional identity.

Healthy Living For Your Brain and Body (BEUHS178)

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

 Dori Sproul, Alzheimer's Association

 Elder Care Program

For centuries, we’ve known that the health of the brain and the body are connected. But now, science is able to provide insights into how to optimize our physical and cognitive health as we age. Join us to learn about research in the areas of diet and nutrition, exercise, cognitive activity and social engagement, and use hands-on tools to help you incorporate these recommendations into a plan for...   More >

Gender and Candidacy: Female Legislative Nominations in Zambia

Colloquium | October 10 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Melanie L. Phillips, PhD Candidate, Political Science, UC Berkeley

 Center for African Studies

Melanie Phillips’ research agenda focuses on the progress of equity in politics. Specifically, her dissertation looks at the barriers to candidacy in sub-Saharan Africa. She has conducted multiple rounds of fieldwork in Zambia.

Ms. Phillips holds a Masters in Political Science from UC Berkeley and a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies; Political Science with distinction from the...   More >

2018 Fall Colloquium

The Lost Ethical Language of New Deal Public Works

Lecture | October 10 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. |  Freight and Salvage Coffeehouse

 2020 Addison St, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)

The Living New Deal has been identifying, mapping, and interpreting the vast physical matrix of Franklin Roosevelt's New Deal for over a decade. Like those of a lost civilization, these artifacts speak to us in a language we have been made to forget of a time when government was designed to serve all of its citizens rather than those who could afford to buy it.

AmpEquity Speaker Series with Gloria Allred

Seminar | October 10 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | Haas School of Business, Chou Hall, 6th Floor

 Center for Equity, Gender, and Leadership

Gloria Allred (Founding Partner, AM&G) and Kellie McElhaney (Founding Executive Director, Center for Equity, Gender, and Leadership) will discuss Ms. Allred's lifelong career of fighting for women's rights, her proudest and most difficult moments, change she is seeing with the #metoo movement, and advice for the audience. Registration required.

A Conversation with Supreme Court Litigator Deepak Gupta

Lecture | October 10 | 12:50-2 p.m. | 110 Boalt Hall, School of Law

 Deepak Gupta, Gupta Wessler

 American Constitution Society

Please join the Civil Justice Research Initiative, the Consumer Advocacy & Protection Society (CAPS), American Constitution Society (ACS), and the Center for Consumer Law & Economic Justice, for a lunch event featuring prominent Supreme Court Litigator Deepak Gupta. Mr. Gupta is an accomplished appellate advocate who has argued before the Supreme Court on numerous occasions. Mr. Gupta’s current &...   More >

Topology Seminar (Introductory Talk): Hamiltonian Floer theory and symplectic cohomology

Seminar | October 10 | 2-3 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

 Sara Venkatesh, Columbia University

 Department of Mathematics

Starting with closed symplectic manifolds, we introduce Hamiltonian Floer homology and discuss the dynamical information it encodes. We then translate this story to open symplectic manifolds, on which symplectic cohomology is defined.

Financing Study Abroad

Information Session | October 10 | 2-3 p.m. | 375 LeConte Hall

 Summer Sessions

Do you want to study abroad, but don't know if you can afford it? Join our Financing Study Abroad workshop to learn how to locate and understand a program budget, how financial aid works for your term abroad, and what scholarships are available so you can get a jumpstart on the planning process.

Bay Area Microlocal Analysis Seminar: Trapping in perturbations of Kerr spacetimes

Seminar | October 10 | 2:30-3:30 p.m. | 383N Stanford

  Building 380, Stanford, CA 94305

 Peter Hintz, MIT

 Department of Mathematics

We study the trapped set of spacetimes whose metric decays to a stationary Kerr metric at an inverse polynomial rate. In the first part of the talk, I will focus on the dynamical aspects of this problem and show that the trapped set is a smooth submanifold which converges to that of the stationary metric at the same rate. In the second part, I will explain how to use this to prove microlocal...   More >

Weekly Coffee Break

Social Event | September 12 – December 5, 2018 every Wednesday with exceptions | 3-4 p.m. | Cafe International House

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Coffee Break is a weekly opportunity for UC Berkeley global students to meet and engage with one another in a relaxing environment. It’s a chance to enjoy free coffee, share stories about your experiences on campus, and get to know Berkeley International Office advisors. All UCB students are invited. Students are free to talk about anything, but we'll also have weekly discussion topics to...   More >

Large deviations of subgraph counts for sparse Erd\H{o}s--R\'enyi graphs

Seminar | October 10 | 3-4 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Nicholas Cook, UCLA

 Department of Statistics

For each fixed integer $\ell\ge 3$ we establish the leading order of the exponential rate function for the probability that the number of cycles of length $\ell$ in the Erd\H{o}s--R\'enyi graph $G(N,p)$ exceeds its expectation by a constant factor, assuming $N^{-1/2}\ll p\ll 1$ (up to log corrections) when $\ell\ge 4$, and $N^{-1/3}\ll p\ll 1$ in the case of triangles. We additionally obtain the...   More >

Winter Light

Film - Feature | October 10 | 3:10-4:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 BAMPFA

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Winter Light is the central film in Bergman’s so-called “God trilogy” (with Through a Glass Darkly and The Silence). Gunnar Björnstrand plays the doubting Tomas, pastor of a dwindling rural parish. Tomas is an isolated individual, haunted by “God’s silence” and indifferent to the physical, whether in the person of the schoolmistress Märta (Ingrid Thulin) or Christ himself. When a local fisherman...   More >

Seeing and Sounding Rural Citizenship

Colloquium | October 10 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 575 McCone Hall

 Sheryl-Ann Simpson, University of California, Davis

 Department of Geography

Studies of urban citizenship practices – of active membership in decision making processes in place – have tended to focus on the role of encounters in defining citizenship. On the ways in which people bustle and clamour up against one another in dense urban environments. Limited studies in rural settings, however, suggest an important role for narrative, memories, and affective experiences in...   More >

Number Theory Seminar: The classical de Rham Witt complex and Zariski localization

Seminar | October 10 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Ian Gleason, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

We will discuss the classical de Rham Witt complex and Zariski localization.

From the Killing Fields of Cambodia to California and Back

Lecture | October 10 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Katya Cengel, journalist

 Center for Southeast Asia Studies, Department of Ethnic Studies, Asian American Studies

Journalist Katya Cengel will discuss her new book, Exiled: From the Killing Fields of Cambodia to California and Back (Potomac Books, 2018) which follows the stories of four Cambodian families, as they confront criminal deportation 40 years after their resettlement in the U.S. Copies of the book will be available for sale at the event, courtesy of Eastwind Books.

Berkeley ACM A.M. Turing Laureate Lecture: A new Golden Age for Computer Architecture with David Patterson

Colloquium | October 10 | 4-5 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium

 David Patterson, UC Berkeley and Google AI

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

In the 1980s, Mead and Conway democratized chip design and high-level language programming surpassed assembly language programming, which made instruction set advances viable. Innovations like Reduced Instruction Set Computers (RISC), superscalar, and speculation ushered in a Golden Age of computer architecture, when performance doubled every 18 months. The ending of Dennard Scaling and Moore’s...   More >

Extracting Material Properties from Relaxation Experiments

Colloquium | October 10 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall

 Sossina Haile, Northwestern University

 Department of Chemical Engineering

Redox active oxides, with mixed ionic and electronic conductivity, are critical components in a wide range of energy technologies, serving as electrodes in fuel cells and batteries, and as reactive substrates in solar-driven thermochemical reactors. Accurate knowledge of the surface reaction rate constant, is essential for both optimal design of components using existing materials and rational...   More >

The Distributional Effects of Minimum Wages: Evidence from Linked Survey and Administrative Data, Jon Voorheis, US Census

Lecture | October 10 | 4-6 p.m. | 2521 Channing Way (Inst. for Res. on Labor & Employment), IRLE Directors Room

 John Voorheis, U.S. Census Bureau’s Center for Administrative Records Research and Applications

 Institute for Research on Labor and Employment

Voorheis will discuss the implications of his research finding that minimum wage policies increase long-term earnings of low-wage workers, and possibly reasons for the persistence of those effects. Rising income inequality and stagnating economic mobility have prompted state and local governments to focus on higher minimum wages. As these policies expand, an understanding of how minimum wage...   More >

Book Talk: In Defense of Troublemakers

Reading - Nonfiction | October 10 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Haviland Hall, 227 (Social Research Library)

 Charlan Nemeth

 Library

Author Charlan Nemeth, Professor of Psychology (UC Berkeley), will discuss her book In Defense of Troublemakers: The Power of Dissent in Life and Business (Basic Books, 2018). She will explain why dissent should be cherished, not feared, because it leads to more creative and better decision-making. Lone objectors — from Twelve Angry Men to Edward Snowden — force people to question their...   More >

To persist or not to persist?

Seminar | October 10 | 4-5 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Sebastian Schreiber, UC Davis

 Department of Statistics

Two long standing, fundamental questions in biology are "Under what conditions do populations persist or go extinct? When do interacting species coexist?" The answers to these questions are essential for guiding conservation efforts and identifying mechanisms that maintain biodiversity. Mathematical models play an important role in identifying these mechanisms and, when coupled with empirical...   More >

The Distributional Effects of Minimum Wages: Evidence from Linked Survey and Administrative Data: IRLE Speaker Series

Lecture | October 10 | 4-6 p.m. | 2521 Channing Way (Inst. for Res. on Labor & Employment), Director's Room

 John Voorheis, Howard University

 IRLE

Join us for a discussion with John Voorheis, economist from the U.S. Census Bureau, on the effects of minimum wage on earnings and the implications for law-wage workers.

  RSVP online by September 4.

The Distributional Effects of Minimum Wages: Evidence from Linked Survey and Administrative Data

Presentation | October 10 | 4-6 p.m. | 2521 Channing Way (Inst. for Res. on Labor & Employment), IRLE Director’s Room

 John Voorheis, U.S. Census Bureau

 Institute of Research on Labor & Employment

John Voorheis will discuss the implications of his research finding that minimum wage policies increase long-term earnings of low-wage workers, and possibly reasons for the persistence of those effects. Rising income inequality and stagnating economic mobility have prompted state and local governments to focus on higher minimum wages. As these policies expand, an understanding of how minimum wage...   More >

Topology Seminar (Main Talk): Symplectic cohomology of subdomains

Seminar | October 10 | 4-5 p.m. | 3 Evans Hall

 Sara Venkatesh, Columbia University

 Department of Mathematics

Mirror symmetry predicts the existence of Floer invariants that yield “local” information. Guided by this, we construct a quantitative symplectic cohomology theory that detects Floer-essential Lagrangians within subdomains. We illustrate the quantitative behavior of this theory by examining negative line bundles over toric symplectic manifolds.

Bay Area Microlocal Analysis Seminar: Long time propagation and fractal uncertainty principle

Seminar | October 10 | 4-5 p.m. | 383N Stanford

  Building 380, Stanford, CA 94305

 Semyon Dyatlov, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

I will show a frequency-independent lower bound on mass of eigenfunctions on surfaces of variable negative curvature. This was previously done in the case of constant curvature in joint work with Jin, relying on the fractal uncertainty principle proved in joint work with Bourgain. I will focus on the new components needed to handle the case of variable curvature, in particular propagation of...   More >

Linguistic Anthropology and Literary and Cultural Studies: A Mellon Foundation Sawyer Seminar: Session 2: Sound

Conference/Symposium | October 10 – 11, 2018 every day | 5-7 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Miyako Inoue, Stanford University; Tom McEnaney, UC Berkeley; Amanda Weidman, Bryn Mawr College; Paja Faudree, Brown University; Dan Fisher, UC Berkeley

 Department of Comparative Literature, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

This is the second of seven two-day meetings of a Mellon Foundation Sawyer Seminar that will take place throughout 2018-2019. The seminar aims to explore the potential of a set of concepts, tools, and critical practices developed in the field of linguistic anthropology for work being done in the fields of literary and cultural criticism.

Learning To Interact: Cybernetics and Play

Lecture | October 10 | 5-6:30 p.m. | Moffitt Undergraduate Library, BCNM Commons, 340 Moffitt

 Timothy Stott, Dublin School of Creative Arts, Dublin Institute of Technology

 Berkeley Center for New Media

Play was, and remains, a social technology for the cybernetic age. Advocated by many as a humanist corrective to a technocratic and automated post-war society, play also expanded cybernetic ideas of interaction, feedback, and systems modelling into the social domain. From the late nineteen-fifties on, especially, cybernetics and play converged through games, toys, and interactive...   More >

Fronto-thalamic interaction in cognitive control and flexibility: Michael Halassa, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Colloquium | October 10 | 5:15-6:15 p.m. | 1104 Berkeley Way West

 Michael Halassa, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 Department of Psychology

Fronto-thalamic interaction in cognitive control and flexibility

Seminar | October 10 | 5:15-6:15 p.m. | 1104 Berkeley Way West

 Michael Halassa, Assistant Professor, Department of Brain and Cognitive Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Foreshadow: Breaking the Virtual Memory Abstraction with Transient Out-of-Order Execution

Lecture | October 10 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | 202 South Hall

 Ofir Weisse

 Information, School of

Ofir Weisse explains how the Foreshadow attack dismantles Intel's SGX security â previously considered the most secure feature of Intel chips â and also bypasses virtual machine isolation between users in the cloud.

Gallery Talk: Olivia Young on Christina Quarles

Lecture | October 10 | 5:30-7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 BAMPFA

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Join Olivia Young, PhD candidate in UC Berkeley’s Department of African Diaspora Studies, for insights into the work of Christina Quarles, including the dynamics of excess, visibility, and form as instruments of black queer longing.

Young’s writing has appeared in publications by the New Museum (New York), Antenna Gallery (New Orleans), and BAMPFA. Her dissertation asks how contemporary,...   More >

The Demise of the Islamist Utopia: What's Next?

Lecture | October 10 | 6-7:30 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Hicham Alaoui, University of Oxford

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Islamist movements have dominated popular discussions of opposition and change within Arab politics for the past three decades. Uniquely positioned during the Arab Spring, some have since directly governed, while others have been co-opted or absorbed into existing political structures. Yet outside Tunisia, no Islamist group has been able to deliver upon its promise of political transformation....   More >

Anthony Marra in Conversation with Shannon Pufahl

Panel Discussion | October 10 | 6-8 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, 315, Maude Fife room

 Anthony Marra; Shannon Pufahl, Lecturer, Stanford English

 Department of English

The Berkeley English Department is pleased to present a reading and conversation with Anthony Marra, author of The Tsar of Love and Techno and Constellation of Vital Phenomena, and recipient of the second annual Simpson Family Literary Prize.

The Simpson Family Literary Prize recognizes annually a mid-career writer who has earned a distinguished reputation and the approbation and gratitude of...   More >

Toastmasters on Campus Club: Learn public speaking

Meeting | January 14, 2015 – December 18, 2019 every Wednesday | 6:15-7:30 p.m. | 3119 Etcheverry Hall

 Toastmasters on Campus

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

A Fantastic Woman

Lecture | October 10 | 7-9 p.m. | 160 Kroeber Hall

 Center for Latin American Studies

Marina, a young transgender actress and singer in Chile, and Orlando, an older man who owns a printing company, are in love and planning for the future. After Orlando suddenly falls ill and dies, Marina is forced to confront his family and society, and to fight to show them who she is: a complex, strong, forthright, and fantastic woman.

Daniela Vega in "A Fantastic Woman." (Image courtesy of Sony Pictures Classic.)

Ism, Ism, Ism: Recycled Film in Latin America

Film - Feature | October 10 | 7-8:15 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 BAMPFA

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

A 1960 Cuban newsreel (Number 49) shows triumphant supporters of the Revolution atop the former offices of Warner Brothers and United Artists on the island, smashing the signage of those Hollywood distributors with sledgehammers. Over the images of the large, illuminated letters falling one by one, an unseen narrator intones soberly: “for many years, North American films poisoned the screens of...   More >

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Rita Moreno: From Puerto Rico to Stardom with Fernanda Fisher

Lecture | October 11 |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Fernanda Fisher

 Arts + Design

Fernanda Fisher has been involved in the arts throughout her life. She grew up in NYC with both her father, Leonard Gordon, a cardiologist and her mother, Rita Moreno, an actress. Fisher will talk about Puerto Rico, her mother’s rise to stardom, and her own creative career. She attended Brearley School and danced under George Balanchine at the School of American Ballet. After moving to Los...   More >

Celebrate Ombuds Day – Staff Ombuds Morning Coffee

Special Event | October 11 | 8-10:30 a.m. | Fox Cottage, 2350 Bowditch Street

 Staff Ombuds Office

Please join us for coffee in celebration of the first national Ombuds Day! If you don't know what an ombuds is or would like to learn more about ombuds services, please stop by the Fox Cottage to say hello, chat with your campus Staff Ombuds, and grab a cup of coffee . . .

Hardy Californians: The Life of Lester Rowntree

Lecture | October 11 | 10-11:30 a.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Lester Gertrude Rowntree (1878-1978) was a pioneering California native plant botanist and horticulturalist who popularized the study, use, and protection of native flora through voluminous writings, lectures, and photographs. As testimonial to Lester's important role she was named life-long honorary president of the California Native Plant Society (CNPS) upon its creation in 1965. However, the...   More >

Free with Garden admission ($12); Free for UCBG members, UC Berkeley students, staff, and faculty

  Register online

WMware Tabling in 3rd Floor, Soda Hall

Miscellaneous | October 11 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. | Soda Hall, In front of HP Auditorium (306 Soda Hall)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Please join VMware for 1:1 conversation with University Talent and engineers including Berkeley Alum. University Talent will be on hand and ready to review your resume and interest in VMW.

Applied Math Seminar: Reduced order modeling of multiscale problems using the Mori-Zwanzig formalism

Seminar | October 11 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 732 Evans Hall

 Karthik Duraisamy, University of Michigan

 Department of Mathematics

This talk will address the issue of closure in reduced order models (ROMs) and large eddy simulations (LES), leveraging ideas from non-equilibrium statistical mechanics. The approach is based on the Variational Multi-Scale method (VMS) and the Mori-Zwanzig (M-Z) formalism, which provides a framework to perform formal scale separation and re-cast a high-dimensional dynamical system into an...   More >

Econ 235, Financial Economics Seminar: "TBA"

Seminar | October 11 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | C210 Haas School of Business

 Michaela Pagel, Columbia Business School

 Department of Economics

Joint with the Haas Finance Seminar

Finding Health Statistics and Data: A Hands-on workshop at the D-Lab

Workshop | October 11 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Barrows Hall, 356: D-Lab Convening Room

 Michael Sholinbeck, Public Health Librarian, Marian Koshland Bioscience, Natural Resources & Public Health Library

 Marian Koshland Bioscience, Natural Resources & Public Health Library

Participants in this workshop will learn about some of the issues surrounding the collection of health statistics, and will also learn about authoritative sources of health statistics and data. We will look at tools that let you create custom tables of vital statistics (birth, death, etc.), disease statistics, health behavior statistics, and more. The focus will be on U.S. statistics, but sources...   More >

  Register online

Oliver E. Williamson Seminar: "How Does Competition Affect Innovation?Evidence from U.S. Antitrust Cases"

Seminar | October 11 | 12-1:30 p.m. | C330 Haas School of Business

 Hyo Kang, UC 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 >

Rita Moreno: From Puerto Rico to Stardom with Fernanda Fisher

Lecture | October 11 | 12-1 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Rita Rita Moreno

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

The daughter of celebrated actress Rita Moreno, Fernanda Fisher has been involved in the arts throughout her life. In this event hosted by Kathryn Roszak, Fisher will talk about Puerto Rico, her mother’s rise to stardom, and her own creative career.

Fernanda Fisher grew up in New York City, where she attended Brearley School and danced under George Balanchine at the School of American Ballet....   More >

From One War to Another. The Armenian Experience and Its Impact on Germany

Lecture | October 11 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 270 Stephens Hall

 Raymond Kévorkian, Emeritus director of research, Institut Français de Géopolitique, Université Paris VIII, Saint-Denis

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

Our knowledge of the impact of the 1915 genocide on German society has long been characterized by Germany’s commitment to the Eastern Front and by the experience of mass violence experienced by several thousand soldiers and officers who witnessed the extermination of the Armenians. But the most recent works, in particular Stefan Ihrig’s two books, have opened new avenues for studying the...   More >

IB Seminar: Elucidating the evolution and effects of the distinctive gut microbiome of bees

Seminar | October 11 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Nancy Moran, University of Texas at Austin

 Department of Integrative Biology

Econ 235, Financial Economics Student Seminar: "TBA"

Seminar | October 11 | 1-2 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Dayin Zhang, Jun Aoyagi, UC Berkeley

 Department of Economics

Docent-led tour

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

 Botanical Garden

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

Free with Garden admission
Advanced registration not required

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

Seminar 251, Labor Seminar: "Disability Insurance: Gender Differences and Incentive Costs"

Seminar | October 11 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Luigi Pistaferri, Stanford

 Center for Labor Economics

with Hamish Low

i4y Speaker Series: Anita Raj

Presentation | October 11 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 5422 Berkeley Way West

 Anita Raj

 Innovations for Youth (i4Y)

Dr. Anita Raj - International Day of the Girl Child (IDGC)

This presentation will offer findings from qualitative and quantitative research on the effects of parent-child relationship, family violence and girls’ voice and choice on early marriage of girls across national settings. Implications for local to national policies and programs will be discussed

RefWorks: Save and Cite Your Sources

Workshop | October 11 | 4-5 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, Bioscience Library Training Room, 2101 VLSB

 Susan Koskinen, Head, Life & Health Sciences Division, Library

 Library

This hands-on workshop will give you practice in importing citations and creating bibliographies using the citation manager RefWorks. You can bring your own laptop or use our PCs.

Video Game Playtest - Meet with game developers!

Special Event | October 11 | 4-6 p.m. | Etcheverry Hall, Rm 3106

 Nuclear Science and Security Consortium

The Nuclear Science and Security Consortium (NSSC) invites you to playtest a video game (SIGNAL) developed in partnership between UC Berkeley students and scientists from both Sandia and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratories. This game will be used as part of a research effort toward studying conflict escalation and strategic stability of nations. Players will take the role of their nation's...   More >

TDPS Speaker Series: Rulan Tangen, Choreographer and Dance Artist: Indigenous Dance Making : Process and Performance : Growing Collaboration Between Earth and Her Peoples

Special Event | October 11 | 4-5 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, Conference Room 44B

 Rulan Tangen, Choreographer and Dance Artist, Founding Artistic Director of Dancing Earth

 Department of Theater, Dance & Performance Studies

Rulan Tangen, Founding Artistic Director of Dancing Earth, a Kennedy Center Citizen Artist, and one of Dance Magazine’s “25 to Watch Artists” brings us on an experiential, multi-sensory journey to ignite imagination and intuition around movement building - centering diverse global Indigenous worldviews of herself and collaborators as a circle of solidarity in the face of environmental challenges....   More >

TDPS Speaker Series: Rulan Tangen, Choreographer and Dance Artist

SCREENING SERIES: URBAN RIGHTS IN BRAZIL

Film - Series | October 11 | 4-8 p.m. | 305 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

Organized by Laura Belik, Ph.D. Student in Architecture

Guardians, Aliens, Or Robot Overlords? Security In The Age Of Artificial Intelligence

Lecture | October 11 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium | Note change in location

 Edward W. Felten, Robert E. Kahn Professor of Computer Science and Public Affairs at Princeton University

 Institute of International Studies

Edward W. Felten is Robert E. Kahn Professor of Computer Science and Public Affairs at Princeton University. His research interests include computer security and privacy, and public policy issues relating to information technology.

He is the Director of Princeton's Center for Information Technology Policy (CITP), a cross-disciplinary effort studying digital technologies in public life. CITP...   More >

What’s New about New Materialism?: Black and Indigenous Scholars on Science, Technology and Materiality

Lecture | October 11 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 691 Barrows Hall

 Center for Race and Gender

As the “New Materialisms” discourse continues to gain traction across multiple fields of inquiry, we come together as scholars of Xicanx/Latinx Studies, Native American/Indigenous Studies and postcolonial African Studies to open up a space of dialogue on the subject.

Berkeley Certificate in Design Innovation Fall 2018 Information Session

Information Session | October 11 | 4-5 p.m. | 310 Jacobs Hall

 Berkeley Certificate in Design Innovation

Join us for an Information and Q&A session (and plenty of Pizza) on Thursday, October 11th at 310 Jacobs Hall, 4-5pm, to learn more about the certificate and have your questions about Spring 2019 course enrollment and availability, scheduling, etc..., answered by the BCDI Student Services Advisor and Academic Committee. The event is open to the entire Berkeley community. You can RSVP through the...   More >

Identity and Social Bonds: Howison Lectures in Philosophy by Joseph Raz

Lecture | October 11 | 4:10 p.m. | Bancroft Hotel, Great Hall

 2680 Bancroft Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Joseph Raz, Professor, Columbia Law School

 Graduate Division

Joseph Raz will present the Howison lecture on October 11, 2018. His lecture is titled "Identity and Social Bonds" is free and open to the public. No tickets are required.

Joseph Raz

Mathematics Department Colloquium: o-minimal GAGA and applications to Hodge theory

Colloquium | October 11 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Jacob Tsimerman, University of Toronto

 Department of Mathematics

(joint with B.Bakker and Y.Brunebarbe) One very fruitful way of studying complex algebraic varieties is by forgetting the underlying algebraic structure, and just thinking of them as complex analytic spaces. To this end, it is a natural and fruitful question to ask how much the complex analytic structure remembers. One very prominent result is Chows theorem, stating that any closed analytic...   More >

Linguistic Anthropology and Literary and Cultural Studies: A Mellon Foundation Sawyer Seminar: Session 2: Sound

Conference/Symposium | October 10 – 11, 2018 every day | 5-7 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Miyako Inoue, Stanford University; Tom McEnaney, UC Berkeley; Amanda Weidman, Bryn Mawr College; Paja Faudree, Brown University; Dan Fisher, UC Berkeley

 Department of Comparative Literature, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

This is the second of seven two-day meetings of a Mellon Foundation Sawyer Seminar that will take place throughout 2018-2019. The seminar aims to explore the potential of a set of concepts, tools, and critical practices developed in the field of linguistic anthropology for work being done in the fields of literary and cultural criticism.

Intimate Violence: Anti-Jewish Pogroms on the Eve of the Holocaust

Lecture | October 11 | 5:15-7 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 Jason Wittenberg, Associate Professor, Political Science, UC Berkeley

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

Jason Wittenberg is associate professor of political science at UC Berkeley and a former Academy Scholar at Harvard University. He is the co-author of Intimate Violence: Anti-Jewish Pogroms on the Eve of the Holocaust (Cornell, 2018). His first book, Crucibles of Political Loyalty: Church Institutions and Electoral Continuity in Hungary (Cambridge, 2006), won the 2009 Hubert...   More >

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Human Rights and International Gender Justice: A conversation with Navi Pillay, former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights and international judge

Presentation | October 11 | 5:30-7 p.m. | 132 Boalt Hall, School of Law

 Navi Pillay

 Law, Boalt School of

In less than a generation, world opinion has shifted from viewing wartime rape as a crime of passion to a weapon of war and social control. As an international criminal court judge, Pillay authored the landmark case that recognized rape as a crime of genocide. On the 20th anniversary of the creation of the International Criminal Court, Pillay will help us reflect on the international achievements...   More >

  RSVP online by October 10.

Escritura, Trama Y Deseo (Writing, Plot And Desire) with Diamela Eltit

Lecture | October 11 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, Townsend Center

 Diamela Eltit

 Arts Research Center

Escritura, Trama Y Deseo (Writing, Plot And Desire) with Diamela Eltit
Thursday, October 11, 2018
5:30-7:30pm
Geballe Room, Townsend Center for the Humanities

Diamela Eltit

VmWare Panel Discussion

Information Session | October 11 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Please join VMW and AWE for a presentation on our business past, present, and futures and a panel discussion with engineers from our business including Berkeley alumni! University Talent will be on hand and ready to review your resume and interest in VMW.

Dinner will be provided and VMW will offer a raffle prize to one lucky person!

UROC (Underrepresented Researchers of Color): Research opportunities for who? FOR YOU!!

Workshop | October 11 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | 14 Durant Hall

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Learn about the different research opportunities on campus from students and how to best prepare for applying to them. Food will be provided!

A Reading by Paul Muldoon

Reading - Literary | October 11 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, 315 - Maude Fife Room

 Paul Muldoon

 Institute of European Studies - Irish Studies Program, Irish Arts & Writers Festival, Consulate General of Ireland in San Francisco, Department of English

The Pulitzer Prize-winning Irish poet and recipient of HM Queen Elizabeth’s Gold Medal for Poetry for 2017 visits the UC Berkeley campus for a reading of his recent and classic work.

James Bay

Performing Arts - Music | October 11 | 6 p.m. |  Hearst Greek Theatre

 Another Planet Entertainment

Three-time GRAMMY® Award-nominated and BRIT Award-winning multiplatinum singer-songwriter James Bay will release his anxiously awaited second full-length album, Electric Light on Friday, May 18, 2018 via [Republic Records].

  Buy tickets online

The Challenge for Progressives in Latin America

Lecture | October 11 | 6-8 p.m. | 250 Goldman School of Public Policy

 Giorgio Jackson

 Center for Latin American Studies

Giorgio Jackson is a transformative political figure in Chile. As a student at the Catholic University in Santiago, Jackson was a key leader of the Chilean student protests in 2011. As a 25 year old, Jackson founded the Democratic Revolution political party in 2012, and was elected to Congress representing Santiago in 2013. He was re-elected in 2017 with the highest plurality of any member...   More >

Playtime: An Introduction to BDSM as a Feminist Practice

Workshop | October 11 | 6-8 p.m. | César E. Chávez Student Center, 202 (Gender Equity Resource Center)

 Gender Equity Resource Center

Come and enjoy the closing event for National Coming Out Day with some sex positive conversations! Wonder Womxn Weekly and The Exiles (https://theexiles.org/) team up to provide an introductory workshop about Feminist BDSM practice and a conversation of about power dynamics within sexual pleasure.

This class will also introduce you to the basics of getting started:
*Terminology
*How to get...   More >

East Bay Science Cafe - How to make a topological quantum fluid

Presentation | October 11 | 7-8:30 p.m. |  Cafe Leila

 1724 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley, CA 94702

 Kayleigh Cassella, Department of Physics

 Science@Cal

Since the mid-90s, scientists have been cooling atoms to temperatures lower than that of any other system in the known Universe. These quantum fluids are new materials in which questions from many realms of science, like quantum information and superconductivity, can be studied experimentally. Faced with the short-comings of atoms that have already been made into such a quantum fluid, we have set...   More >

Titanium Crystals

The Spring River Flows East

Film - Feature | October 11 | 7-10 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Part I: Wartime Separation (Ba nian li luan); Part II: Darkness and Dawn (Tianliang qian-hou). Included on the Hong Kong Film Awards list of the greatest Chinese-language films of all time, this decades-spanning epic has been termed China’s Gone with the Wind. A married couple in Shanghai are separated during the chaos of the 1937 Japanese invasion and the Sino-Japanese War, with their fates...   More >

Alianza’s Latinx Heritage Month Celebration

Social Event | October 11 | 7:15-10 p.m. |  La Peña Cultural Center Theater, 3105 Shattuck Avenue

 College of Environmental Design

In celebration of Latinx Heritage Month, join Cal students, staff and community members in this celebration of social justice, arts participation, and intercultural understanding. Featuring live music by Caña, dance music by DJ Lautaro, Danza Mexica by In

Alianza's Latinx Heritage Month Celebration

Social Event | October 11 | 7:15-10 p.m. | La Peña Cultural Center Theater, Theater

 3105 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94705

 Alianza Staff Association, Chicanx Latinx Student Development, UC Berkeley Chicanx Latinx Alumni Association, La Colectiva, Danza In Xochitl In Cuicatl

Join the Alianza Staff Association at an established community venue that promotes "social justice, arts participation, and intercultural understanding" where we will celebrate the complex story of Latinx peoples.
Featuring live music by Caña, dance music by DJ Lautaro, Danza Mexica by In Xochitl In Cuicatl, refreshments, and more!

$0 Suggested donations of $10+ to cover costs of event

  Buy tickets online

70 Scenes of Halloween: A play by Jeffrey M Jones

Performing Arts - Theater | October 11 – 13, 2018 every day | 8-9 p.m. |  Zellerbach Playhouse

 Department of Theater, Dance & Performance Studies

70 SCENES OF HALLOWEEN is a spooky, scrambled, and sly comedy that transforms the unraveling of a marriage into a frighteningly funny romp. A young couple seems set to spend Halloween on their couch in a state of mild boredom. But dark forces emerge and they must contend with ghosts and witches banging on windows and wielding butcher knives!

$13-$20

  Buy tickets online or by calling 510-642-1677, or by emailing tdps@berkeley.edu

70 SCENES OF HALLOWEEN, a play by Jeffrey M Jones