<< Week of October 28 >>

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Finance Academy at Berkeley Law

Course | October 26 – 28, 2018 every day | 8:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, Warren Room

 Berkeley Law Executive Education, Berkeley Center for Law, Business and the Economy

The Berkeley Law Finance Academy is a three-day certificate academy that aims to introduce a practical framework for financial information analysis, provide an understanding of the key drivers of corporate value creation, teach key valuation models and techniques, provide tools for analyzing and interpreting corporate financial statements, and explore how financial information analysis and...   More >

Docent-led tour

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

 Botanical Garden

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

Free with Garden admission
Advanced registration not required

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

In Darkness

Film - Feature | October 28 | 2-4:20 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Claustrophobic and searing, In Darkness is based on a true story that occurred in Lvov, Poland, during the Nazi occupation. Leopold Socha, a sewer worker and petty thief, encounters a group of Jews trying to escape the liquidation of the ghetto. He hides them for money in the labyrinth of the town’s sewers, beneath the bustling activity of the city above. Holland and her cast and crew, who...   More >

AIA - Ellen and Charles S. La Follette Lecture - Murder in the Agora: Violent Death and Illicit Burial in Ancient Athens

Lecture | October 28 | 2 p.m. | 142 Dwinelle Hall

 Maria Liston, Department of Anthropology, University of Waterloo

 San Francisco Society of the Archaeological Institute of America

Violent crime and homicides are not a problem limited to the modern world alone, and the ancient city of Athens experienced similar events throughout antiquity. A recent study of all the human skeletons found in wells excavated by the American Excavations in the Athenian Agora has found that many of these individuals died violently. Some of the dead, including women and children, appear to be...   More >

Barber Shop Chronicles: A Fuel, National Theatre, and West Yorkshire Playhouse Co-production

Performing Arts - Theater | October 28 | 2-4 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Fuel, National Theatre, and West Yorkshire Playhouse, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

Barber Shop Chronicles, created by Nigerian-born, UK-based poet and playwright Inua Ellams, explores the diversity of black male identity through the rituals and verbal banter of the urban barbershop. The cast riffs on topics both personal and political—from sports to race relations to views about fatherhood and masculinity—as we eavesdrop on conversations in six different barbershops in London,...   More >

$30-78 (prices subject to change)

  Tickets go on sale August 7. Buy tickets online or by calling 5106429988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Barber Shop Chronicles, A Fuel, National Theatre, and West Yorkshire Playhouse Co-production, runs Friday–Sunday, October 26–28, 2018 in Zellerbach Hall.

The Blessed Ones

Film - Feature | October 28 | 3-4:20 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Bergman’s first feature after abandoning 35mm film for television technology, The Blessed Ones is a tale of tortured love between a middle-aged woman and a slightly younger man, and the jealousies that arise from their outward differences and internal melancholies. The schoolteacher Viveka ekes out a life, seemingly keeping on through sheer willpower; the failed theology student Sune barely has...   More >

University Wind Ensemble

Performing Arts - Music | October 28 | 3 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

Matthew Sadowski, director

The University Wind Ensemble is offered for the study and practice of traditional and contemporary wind band repertoire. The Wind Ensemble’s long history at Cal dates back to before the 1930s, when the group was directed by Charles Cushing. In 1950, James Berdahl assumed the directorship and remained until the late 1970s. The Wind Ensemble’s activities were revived...   More >

$16 General Admission, $12 non-UCB students, seniors, current/retired UCB faculty and staff, groups 10+, $5 UCB students

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

Trees and Tones - Wooden Instrument Traditions: African Blackwood

Presentation | October 28 | 4-6:30 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

African Blackwood (Dalbergia melanoxylon) is the tree from which flutes, oboes, clarinets, and bagpipes are made. Growing almost exclusively in Tanzania and Mozambique, it is used for sculpture, medicine and more.

$40 / $35 UCBG Member

  Register online or by calling 510-664-7606, or by emailing gardenprograms@berkeley.edu

Sandra

Film - Feature | October 28 | 7-8:45 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Visconti’s wondrous mood piece is an Elektra story of incestuous passions and family secrets, set in the crumbling Italian city of Volterra. Claudia Cardinale brings her new American husband home to meet her mother and brother on a very particular occasion: a memorial is being unveiled for her father, who died at Auschwitz. It isn’t the ghosts of the dead that haunt this home, however, but the...   More >

Monday, October 29, 2018

Mindfulness at Moffitt: Moffitt Wellness Program

Workshop | October 1 – December 10, 2018 every Monday with exceptions | 12-1 p.m. | Moffitt Undergraduate Library, 501 (Wellness Room)

 Library

Help focus your mind and foster your creativity. Increase your resiliency and well being. Join Jeffrey Oxendine of the School of Public Health for mindfulness practice.

All experience levels welcome; weekly practice or drop in attendance also welcome. Mondays from noon to 1pm.

 Must have campus I.D. (Cal 1 card) for entrance

Moffitt Wellness Program

PF Lunch Seminar:

Seminar | October 29 | 12-2 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Charlotte Bartels, DIW Berlin; Timm Bönke, Freie University Berlin

 Robert D. Burch Center for Tax Policy and Public Finance


  RSVP online by October 25.

Visiting Scholar Talk: Mona Kasra

Lecture | October 29 | 1-2 p.m. | Moffitt Undergraduate Library, 340 BCNM Commons

 Mona Kasra, Digital Media Design at the University of Virginia

 Center for New Media

Mona Kasra is an Assistant Professor of Digital Media Design at the University of Virginia (UVa). A cross-disciplinary scholar, Mona examines political and theoretical questions about the power of online images in our digital culture and cross-culturally in her research. She has presented her work at national and international conferences, including The Society for Photographic Education (SPE),...   More >

Seminar 211, Economic History: Topic Forthcoming

Seminar | October 29 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Abhay Aneja, UC Berkeley

 Department of Economics

Vision to Action: Towards a Cellular-Resolution Atlas of the Zebrafish Visual and Visuomotor System

Seminar | October 29 | 4-5 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center

 Herwig Baier, Department Genes – Circuits – Behavior, Max Planck Institute of Neurobiology, 82152 Martinsried, Germany

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Understanding brain-wide neuronal dynamics and behavior requires a detailed map of the underlying circuit architecture. We built an interactive cellular-resolution atlas of the zebrafish brain, with a focus on the visual and visuomotor system, and generated from our dataset an inter-areal wiring diagram, which serves as ground truth for synapse-scale, electron microscopic reconstructions. We have...   More >

Seminar 208, Microeconomic Theory: "Games of Love and Hate"

Seminar | October 29 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Rajiv Vohra, Brown

 Department of Economics

Co-Authored with Debraj Ray

SLAM: The Challenges and Adventures of Unconventional Leadership Roles

Seminar | October 29 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Prof. Geraldine (Geri) Richmond, Univ. of Oregon

 QB3 - California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences

The Good Anthropocene: Terraforming Earth

Lecture | October 29 | 6:30-8 p.m. |  Osher Theater, BAMPFA

 Kim Stanley Robinson

 Berkeley Center for New Media, CED Studio One

The Anthropocene is a name in a periodizing scheme, or in more than one periodizing scheme, so to understand it more fully we need first to discuss periodization itself. After that it may be possible to move on to considerations of what it would take to create a “good Anthropocene.”

The Good Anthropocene: Terraforming Earth

Lecture | October 29 | 6:30-8 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Kim Stanley Robinson

 Arts + Design, Berkeley Center for New Media

Robinson reminds us that the Anthropocene is a name in a periodizing scheme, or in more than one periodizing scheme. He suggests that, to understand it more fully, we need first to discuss periodization itself. After that, Robinson considers whether it is possible to consider the conditions for creating a “good Anthropocene.

Kim Stanley Robinson is an American science fiction writer. He is...   More >

Equal Pay 3.0: New Frontiers in Combatting the Wage Gap

Conference/Symposium | October 29 | 7-8:15 p.m. | Simon Hall, Warren Room (Law)

 Civil Justice Research Initiative, Impact Fund, Thelton E. Henderson Center for Social Justice

Join us for a thought leadership conversation in conjunction with the 25th anniversary of the Impact Fund between four legal trailblazers in the vanguard of the movement for equal pay for women. This free event is presented in association with BerkeleyLaw and the Thelton E. Henderson Center.

 Guest limit is 65. Please register for this free event via our EventBrite registration page: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/equal-pay-30-new-frontiers-in-combatting-the-wage-gap-tickets-50377540580

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

BSA Leadership Stories: Career Changes at Cal

Meeting | October 30 | 12-1 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, Warren 295

 Alberto Ledesma, Assistant Dean for Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity, Arts and Humanities; Elizabeth Wilcox, Sr. Consultant for Advising, Human Resources

 Berkeley Staff Assembly

Learn from campus leaders as they share their personal and professional experiences.

  RSVP online by October 29.

Metropolis in Ruins. Berlin's Interval of Time, 1943-1947: Global Urban Humanities Fall 2018 Colloquium

Colloquium | October 30 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 170 Wurster Hall

 Global Urban Humanities

"Metropolis in Ruins. Berlin's Interval of Time, 1943-1947"
Stefan-Ludwig Hoffmann
Associate Professor of History
Tuesday, October 30, 12-1:30pm
Wurster 170

Part of the Global Urban Humanities Colloquium The City and Its People, Rhetoric 198-3 / ARCH 198-2, Rhetoric 244A / ARCH 298-2

With the modern metropolis emerges also the anticipation of urban ruination. However, what if the...   More >

Student Faculty Macro Lunch (Presentation Forthcoming)

Presentation | October 30 | 12-1 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Magnus Gulbrandsen, Visiting Student Researcher / PhD Candidate

 Clausen Center

This workshop consists of one-hour informal presentations on topics related to macroeconomics and international finance, broadly defined. The presenters are UC Berkeley PhD students, faculty, and visitors.
** MUST RSVP**

  RSVP by emailing jgmendoza@berkeley.edu by October 25.

Positive Parenting (BEUHS332)

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

 Erica Reischer, Ph.D., Licensed Clinical Psychologist and Parent Coach

 Be Well at Work - Work/Life

Local psychologist, mom, and parent coach Dr. Erica Reischer leads this workshop for parents who want to learn proven parenting methods for shaping positive behavior and raising happy, secure and loving kids. More information about Dr. Reischer is available at www.DrEricaR.com.

Workshop topics include:
· The ABCs of positive parenting: Acceptance, Boundaries, Consistency
· 10 things great...   More >

  Register online

Mindfulness Meditation Group

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

 Tang Center (University Health Services)

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

Medical Culture in Action: Ethnographic Insights from Two Studies of Surgical Culture Change

Colloquium | October 30 | 12:40-2 p.m. | 1205 Berkeley Way West

 Daniel Dohan

 Public Health, School of

Integrating evidence-based best practices into everyday clinic culture is a longstanding challenge in healthcare improvement and health policy. I describe two projects to improve surgical care for frail older adults and examine how their implementation plays out at the micro-level of clinic culture. Frail older adults who undergo major surgery have high rates of complications, functional decline,...   More >

Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet Design and Formatting (BETEC011): Betec011

Workshop | October 30 | 1-4 p.m. | 24 University Hall

 Kathleen Valerio

 Human Resources

Spreadsheet Basics: Learn how to navigate in and across spreadsheets. Use AutoFill to build spreadsheets and link them into quarterly reports with basic equations in Microsoft Excel.

Learning objectives:

* Insert and format data.
* Use AutoFill.
* Insert/delete hide and unhide rows and columns.
* Name, move, add and delete worksheets.
* Apply filters and sorts.
* Export files to Excel...   More >

Seminar 218, Psychology and Economics: Economic Data Engineering and Attention

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

 Andrew Caplin, NYU

 Department of Economics

Seminar 237/281: Macro/International Seminar - ""The Intertemporal Keynesian Cross""

Seminar | October 30 | 2-4 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Ludwig Straub, Postdoctoral Fellow in Economics, Harvard University

 Department of Economics

TBD

International Student Immigration Updates

Information Session | October 30 | 3:30-5 p.m. | International House, Sproul Rooms

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Join Berkeley International Office for an update on current immigration issues and changes for international students. 2018 has been another year of change in the world of international student advising, with a number of new policies and practices that impact our F-1 and J-1 students. BIO will go over hot topics in F-1/J-1 student visa status, travel, and employment. Attendees will also get a...   More >

Probabilistic Operator Algebra Seminar: Structure of operators on $L^p$ and $l^p$

Seminar | October 30 | 3:45-5:45 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 March Boedihardjo, UCLA

 Department of Mathematics

I will present my recent results on operators on $L^p$ and $l^p$. These include (1) a characterization of the weak closure of ultrapowers of operators on $L^p$ and (2) $l^p$ versions of some results in the Brown-Douglas-Fillmore theory. Some applications will be shown: (1) ultrapowers of operators on $L^p$ have exactly 4 nontrivial invariant subspaces if the ultrafilter is selective (2) every...   More >

Harold S. Johnston Lecture in Physical Chemistry: Greenhouse gases and chemistry in cities

Seminar | October 30 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Ron Johnson, Department of Chemistry, UC Berkeley

 College of Chemistry

Documentary Screening: "Mai '68, un étrange printemps": The Odd Spring of May '68

Film - Documentary | October 30 | 4-7 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, 4429 (Library of French Thought)

 Institute of European Studies, Department of French, French Studies Program, UC Berkeley

Marking the 50th anniversary of May '68, this two-part documentary film offers firsthand accounts of those historic events from the individuals who were on the frontlines: politicians, law enforcement officers, and others who participated in the protests on the streets of Paris. The film shifts point of view from firsthand accounts to archival photographs, political posters and film footage,...   More >

The Race for Talent - A Forum on International Students in America

Panel Discussion | October 30 | 4-5:30 p.m. | International House, Home Room

 Center for Studies in Higher Education

Join us for our observations about the changing market for international graduate and undergraduate students, the impact of changing visa/immigration debates/policies, and the challenges international students face once they enroll in a US university.

Speakers:

Rahul Choudaha - Executive Vice President of Global Engagement, Research & Intelligence at StudyPortals and CSHE Research...   More >

Seminar 221, Industrial Organization: ​"Topic Forthcoming"

Seminar | October 30 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Hyo Kang, UC Berkeley

 Department of Economics

Neoliberalism’s Scorpion Tail: Markets and Morals Where Democracy Once Was

Lecture | October 30 | 4:10-5:10 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room

 Wendy Brown, Class of 1936 First Chair Professor of Political Science, University of California, Berkeley

 Graduate Division

This is one of many Bernard Moses Memorial Lectures held by the Graduate Council & Graduate Division Lectures.

Recent hard right political mobilizations in the West are commonly framed as rebellions against neoliberalism. This lecture questions that framing as it identifies neoliberal reason with the aim to replace robust...   More >

Bernard Moses Memorial Lectures featuring Wendy Brown: Neoliberalism’s Scorpion Tail: Markets and Morals Where Democracy Once Was

Lecture | October 30 | 4:10 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room

 Wendy Brown, Class of 1936 First Chair Professor of Political Science, University of California, Berkeley

 Graduate Division

Wendy Brown will present the Bernard Moses Memorial Lecture on Tuesday, October 30, 2018 titled "Neoliberalism’s Scorpion Tail: Markets and Morals Where Democracy Once Was." The lecture is free and open to the public. No tickets are required.

SCREENING SERIES: URBAN RIGHTS IN BRAZIL

Film - Series | October 30 | 5:30-8 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

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

Changing Careers: Myths and Best Practices

Lecture | October 30 | 6:30-8 p.m. | UC Berkeley Extension (Golden Bear Center), room 202

 Marty Nemko

 UC Berkeley Extension

You’ve decided it’s time for a career change. How big a change can you realistically make? What techniques work and which don't? Career Coach Marty Nemko will offer fresh, but proven, ideas to illuminate the career change process and help you focus your efforts. Which rewarding careers tend to be more open to career changers? How can you prepare for your new career when you don’t have the time...   More >

  Register online

Wednesday, October 31, 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.

Opportunities and challenges of high-field fMRI for neuroscience applications

Seminar | October 31 | 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | 1104 Berkeley Way West

 Kendrick Kay, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

In this talk, I will describe two recent projects that exploit functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) at ultra-high magnetic field strength (7 Tesla). The first project consisted of whole-brain fMRI retinotopic mapping in 181 healthy adults, as part of the Human Connectome Project (T2*-weighted gradient-echo EPI, 1.6-mm isotropic resolution, 1-s TR, 85 slices, multiband acceleration 5,...   More >

Opportunities and challenges of high-field fMRI for neuroscience applications

Colloquium | October 31 | 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | 1104 Berkeley Way West

 Kendrick Kay, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

In this talk, Dr. Kendrick Kay will describe two recent projects that exploit functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) at ultra-high magnetic field strength (7 Tesla). The first project consisted of whole-brain fMRI retinotopic mapping in 181 healthy adults, as part of the Human Connectome Project (T2*-weighted gradient-echo EPI, 1.6-mm isotropic resolution, 1-s TR, 85 slices, multiband...   More >

Noon Concert: UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra

Performing Arts - Music | October 31 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

David Milnes, music director
Bethany Lee, piano
SAINT-SAËNS Piano Concerto No. 5
SAINT-SAËNS Danse Macabre

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. Traditionally on Wednesdays and Fridays,...   More >

MVZ LUNCH SEMINAR - Juliana Vianna: Penguin evolution across the southern ocean: from population genetics structure, adaptation to speciation

Seminar | October 31 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 VLSB, Grinnell-Miller Library

 Juliana Vianna

 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 >

Early Life Environment and Later Life Cognition, Dementia Onset, and Neuropathology: A Brown Bag Talk

Colloquium | October 31 | 12-1 p.m. | 2232 Piedmont, Seminar Room

 Sarah Tom, Assistant Professor, Epidemiology, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University

 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.

SPH Potluck

Social Event | October 31 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 150 University Hall

 Public Health, School of

Annual SPH Potluck w/ best dish contest.
Special Ingredient: Citrus

Adversarial Examples that Fool both Computer Vision and Time-Limited Humans

Seminar | October 31 | 12-1 p.m. | 560 Evans Hall

 Gamaleldin Elsayed, Google Brain

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Machine learning models are vulnerable to adversarial examples: small changes to images can cause computer vision models to make mistakes such as identifying a school bus as an ostrich. However, it is still an open question whether humans are prone to similar mistakes. Here, we address this question by leveraging recent techniques that transfer adversarial examples from computer vision models...   More >

Haas Innovation Seminar: Tbd

Seminar | October 31 | 12:30-2 p.m. | C320 Cheit Hall

 Matt Marx, Boston University

 Haas School of Business

Precolonial States and Precolonial Cultures: Concept Formation and Misinformation the Historical Renaissance

Colloquium | October 31 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Martha Wilfahrt, Assistant Professor, Political Science, UC Berkeley

 Center for African Studies

Scholars in political science and development economics are increasingly identifying historical, ‘root causes’ of contemporary development outcomes. In Sub-Saharan Africa, this has renewed a particular interest in the precolonial past, with a series of prominent papers identifying precolonial 'centralization' as a key driver of differences in contemporary development levels both across and within...   More >

Martha Wilfahrt

Citizen-Enemies: Military Courts in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories

Lecture | October 31 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

The 1967 Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories produced a boomerang effect on Palestinian citizens within the 1948 borders, re-framing them as citizen-enemies. While the Israeli legal regime of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip is extensively researched, this study extends its focus to the interrelations between the different parts comprising the Israeli “imperial formation.” Looking into...   More >

Equitable Algorithms: A Social Welfare Function Approach

Lecture | October 31 | 1:10-2:30 p.m. | 202 South Hall

 Sendhil Mullainathan

 Information, School of

Sendhil Mullainathan discusses how and why algorithms can be designed for fairness.

Rigidity and tolerance for perturbed lattices

Seminar | October 31 | 3-4 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Yuval Peres, Microsoft Research

 Department of Statistics

Consider a perturbed lattice {v+Y_v} obtained by adding IID d-dimensional Gaussian variables {Y_v} to the lattice points in Z^d.
Suppose that one point, say Y_0, is removed from this perturbed lattice; is it possible for an observer, who sees just the remaining points, to detect that a point is missing?

Weekly Coffee Break

Social Event | September 12 – November 21, 2018 every Wednesday | 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 >

Hour of the Wolf

Film - Feature | October 31 | 3:10-4:40 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Hour of the Wolf intertwines supernatural mysteries with the no less mysterious torments of creativity. Alma (Liv Ullmann) tells of her life on a remote island with her artist husband (Max von Sydow), who has disappeared, leaving only his diary. The strange occurrences she relates invoke the waking nightmares of gothic horror, yet in creating this eerie tale, Bergman drew on his own experiences...   More >

MSW Info Session

Information Session | October 31 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 5 Haviland Hall

 Sara McCarthy, Graduate Admissions Advisor, School of Social Welfare; Cassandra Castillo, Student Services Advisor, School of Social Welfare

 Social Welfare, School of

These group admissions advising sessions are designed to provide an overview of the admissions process and degree requirements of the MSW program. All MSW Admissions Information Sessions are held in the School of Social Welfare, located in Haviland Hall (Room 5).

Berkeley ACM A.M. Turing Laureate Lecture: The Land Sharks are on the Squawk Box with Michael Stonebraker

Colloquium | October 31 | 4-5 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium

 Michael Stonebraker, M.I.T.

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

This Turing Award talk intermixes a bicycle ride across America during the summer of 1988 with the design, construction and commercialization of Postgres during the late 80’s and early ‘90’s. Striking parallels are observed, leading to a discussion of what it takes to build a new DBMS. Also, indicated are the roles that perseverance and serendipity played in both endeavors.

Bio:
Michael...   More >

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How to Write a Research Proposal Workshop

Workshop | October 31 | 4-5 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Leah Carroll, Haas Scholars Program Manager/Advisor, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

 Office of Undergraduate Research

If you need to write a grant proposal, this workshop is for you! You'll get a headstart on defining your research question, developing a lit review and project plan, presenting your qualifications, and creating a realistic budget.

The workshop is open to all UC Berkeley students (undergraduate, graduate, and visiting scholars) regardless of academic discipline. It will be especially useful for...   More >

Detecting Discrimination: What Eddie Murphy Teaches Us about Theory and Method

Special Event | October 31 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 210 South Hall

 Issa Kohler-Hausmann

 Information, School of

Issa Kohler-Hausmann studies the methodological and theoretical issues in stating and proving discrimination claims.

GDPR: Big Data, Big Responsibility

Lecture | October 31 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 202 South Hall

 Jeff Jonas

 Information, School of

The EUâs new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes big responsibilities for organizations.

Utopia/Dystopia: Imagining the Future: An On the Same Page panel

Panel Discussion | October 31 | 4:30-6 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, 315 (Maude Fife)

 Holly Doremus, Professor, Berkeley Law; Annalee Newitz, Author, Editor, Journalist; Ellen Rigsby, Professor, Communications Department, St. Mary's College

 Katherine Snyder, Professor, UCB English Department

 College of Letters & Science

Join us for a moderated discussion of utopian and dystopian views of the future, from an array of disciplinary perspectives.

 Free and open to all on a first-come, first-seated basis.

Toastmasters on Campus Club: Learn public speaking

Meeting | July 2, 2014 – December 26, 2018 every Wednesday with exceptions | 6:15-7:30 p.m. | 3106 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.

Afterimage: EMPTY METAL

Film - Feature | October 31 | 7-8:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Adam Khalil and Bayley Sweitzer’s first feature as codirectors, Empty Metal takes place in a world similar to ours—one of mass surveillance, pervasive policing, and increasing individual apathy. The lives of several people, each inhabiting extreme poles of American social and political consciousness, weave together as each attempts to achieve some kind of forward motion, sometimes in...   More >

Thursday, November 1, 2018

3rd i's 16th Annual SF Int'l South Asian Film Festival

Film - Series | November 1 – 17, 2018 every day with exceptions |  Screenings at different locations: November 1-4 (San Francisco) November 17 (Palo Alto)

 Institute for South Asia Studies, The Subir & Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies

The Subir & Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies and the Institute for South Asia Studies at UC Berkeley cosponsor 3rd i's 15th Annual SF International South Asian Film Festival. (November 1-4 and November 17, 2018).

On Routes of Slavery: The African Cultural Diaspora with Ahmad Sikainga

Lecture | November 1 |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Arts + Design

In collaboration with Cal Performances and the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society, this lecture, presented by Ahmad Sikainga, will discuss the African Diaspora in relation to the performance The Routes of Slavery (1444–1888). Currently at the Department of History at the Ohio State University, Sikainga’s academic interests embrace the study of Africa, the African Diaspora, and the...   More >

Talking with the Trees: John Muir’s Nature Spirituality

Lecture | November 1 | 10-11:30 a.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden, and the Center for the Arts & Religion, Graduate Theological Union

The iconic hero of the wilderness, John Muir, held an ecstatic relationship to trees. While Muir’s writings about trees helped lay the foundations for federal laws that aimed to protect wilderness forests as national treasures, they also index Muir’s deeply religious response to trees as living, sentient beings. This talk explores Muir’s nature spirituality that endowed trees with a kind of...   More >

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

  Register online

Econ 235, Financial Economics Seminar: "TBA"

Seminar | November 1 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | C210 Haas School of Business

 Xavier Giroud, Columbia Business School

 Department of Economics

Joint with the Haas Finance Seminar

Oliver E. Williamson Seminar

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

 Rebecca Dizon-Ross, Booth

 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 >

Maresi Nerad on Are they converging? Doctoral Education Worldwide: Trends and Future Challenges

Seminar | November 1 | 12-1 p.m. | 768 Evans Hall

 Maresi Nerad

 Center for Studies in Higher Education

Join us for a discussion on doctoral education worldwide by Maresi Nerad.

Seminar 271, Development joint with Seminar 225 OEW: Topic Forthcoming

Seminar | November 1 | 12-1:30 p.m. | C330 Cheit Hall

 Rebecca Dizon-Ross, University of Chicago

 Department of Economics

Lunch Poems: Tyehimba Jess

Reading - Literary | November 1 | 12:10-12:50 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Library

 Lunch Poems

Lunch Poems presents Tyehimba Jess.

IB Graduate Students on Parade

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

 Ana Lyons (Williams Lab): "Title to be announced", UCB; Alexander Stubbs (McGuire Lab): "Title to be announced", UCB; Kate Wilsterman (Bentley Lab): "Title to be announced", UCB

 Department of Integrative Biology

Docent-led tour

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

 Botanical Garden

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

Free with Garden admission
Advanced registration not required

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

Seminar 251, Labor Seminar: Topic Forthcoming

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

 Enrico Moretti, UCB

 Center for Labor Economics

How to Email a Professor to Get a Positive Response: Workshop

Workshop | November 1 | 2-3 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Leah Carroll, Haas Scholars Program Manager/Advisor, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Do you need to email a professor you've never met before to ask for their help, but you don't know where to start? Have you ever written a long email to a professor, only to receive no response, or not the one you hoped? If so, this workshop is for you! We will discuss how to present yourself professionally over email to faculty and other professionals ...   More >

Information Storage in Memory Engrams

Seminar | November 1 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

 Tomas Ryan, Trinity College Dublin, School of Biochemistry and Immunology,

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Lecture by Ann A. Laudati

Colloquium | November 1 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 2538 Channing (Inst. for the Study of Societal Issues), Wildavsky Conference Roomt

 Ann A. Laudati, Ciriacy-Wanthrup Research Fellow, Department of Geography, UC Berkeley

 Center for Ethnographic Research, Center for African Studies

TBD

Counter-memory and Justice in Armed Conflicts

Lecture | November 1 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 691 Barrows Hall

 Center for Race and Gender

Angana P. Chatterji, Political Conflict, Gender and People’s Rights Project and Visiting Research Anthropologist, Center for Race & Gender

Mariane C. Ferme, Professor of Anthropology and African Studies, Curator of African Ethnology at the Hearst Museum of Anthropology

Seminar 242, Econometrics: "tbd"

Seminar | November 1 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Michael Lechner, University of St. Gallen

 Department of Economics

Daniel M. Kammen | The Clean Energy Transition in Bangladesh - Local and Global Impacts and Opportunities: The Chowdhury Center Distinguished Lecture for 2018

Lecture | November 1 | 5-7 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, Room 315, Maude Fife Room

 Daniel M. Kammen, Director of Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory (RAEL); Professor in the Energy and Resources Group (ERG); and Professor of Public Policy at the Goldman School of Public Policy

 Isha Ray, Associate Professor at the Energy and Resources Group and Co-Director of the Berkeley Water Center at University of California, Berkeley

 The Subir & Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies, Institute for South Asia Studies

A lecture by Distinguished Professor of Energy in the Energy and Resources Group at the University of California, Berkeley and a former Science Envoy for the State Department, Prof. Daniel M. Kammen.

What to Expect When Expecting Grad School: L&S Workshop Series Ursa Major

Workshop | November 1 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

Graduate Mentors, College of L&S

 College of Letters & Science, L&S Graduate Mentors

A workshop on thinking about and planning for graduate school.

Human Rights and Victories Over Impunity and Corruption: A conversation with human rights defenders Nadiezhda Henríquez Chacín, Helen Mack Chang, and Berta Zúñiga Cáceres

Presentation | November 1 | 5:30-7 p.m. | 132 Boalt Hall, School of Law

 Law, Boalt School of

Throughout Latin America, governments have used violence to eliminate opponents of their political, economic, and social agendas. The speakers are clinic partners and family members of victims murdered for their human rights activism. The panelists will speak about their struggles against impunity, the relationship between legal and social justice, and the future of the human rights movement.

  Make reservations online by October 31.

Gold Country: Preserving your Family History

Social Event | November 1 | 5:30-9:30 p.m. |  Holbrooke Hotel

 212 W Main St., Grass Valley, CA 95945

 Cal Alumni Association, Gold Country Cal Alumni Association

UROC (Underrepresented Researchers of Color): Finding a mentor

Workshop | November 1 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | 14 Durant Hall

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Come hear from students to see how they found mentors to support them through their research process.

Food Systems Career Panel

Panel Discussion | November 1 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. |  Alumni House

 Berkeley Food Institute, Student Environmental Resource Center, Food@Haas, Berkeley Student Food Collective, Food and Agricultural Policy Group, Food Science and Tech at Cal, Cal Dining Sustainability Team

Come network with local leaders from across the food and agriculture sector. Speakers will share stories of how they built their job paths and offer insights into current trends in the field. The event will consist of a panel followed by a reception with ample time for networking—with refreshments from an innovative food business of course!

  Register online

Interdisciplinary Marxist Working Group

Meeting | September 20 – December 13, 2018 every other Thursday | 6-8 p.m. | 306 Wheeler Hall

 Department of English

Please join us for this semester's first meeting of the IMWG on Thursday, Sept 6 from 6-8pm in the Wheeler English lounge. We will be continuing with where we left off last semester in Capital, with plans to finish volume 1 by early October.

No prior knowledge of Capital or Marx is required, and everyone is welcome. I'm attaching a rough schedule, as our readings after Capital vol 1 will...   More >

CSSL Speaker Series: Why some social startups succeed and others fail

Special Event | November 1 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Haas School of Business, Wells Fargo Room

 Kathleen Kelly Janus

 Center for Social Sector Leadership

Want to know how to make a difference? Why do some social startups succeed and others fail? Come hear Kathleen Kelly Janus discuss the five essential strategies to make a social impact. Over the past five years, Kathleen has been on a mission to understand why some social startups succeed and scale, while others don’t. She interviewed hundreds of top-performing social entrepreneurs from...   More >

Astronomy Night at UC Berkeley

Lecture | November 1 | 6:30-9:30 p.m. | 131 Campbell Hall

 Dan Werthimer, UC Berkeley

 Department of Astronomy

The final UC Berkeley Astronomy Night of the 2018 season features a talk by Dan Werthimer, the Marilyn and Watson Alberts SETI Chair and chief scientist of the Berkeley SETI Research Center, on the search for extraterrestrial life with SETI@home.

As always, come join us at Campbell Hall on the UC Berkeley campus on the first Thursday of every month for a FREE night of astronomy and stargazing...   More >

Senso

Film - Feature | November 1 | 7-9 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Visconti’s first costume drama abandons his earlier neorealist style for a lush, near-operatic account of love and betrayal during the 1860s Italian resistance to Austrian rule. The film’s masterful opening sequence introduces its themes: patriotism and doomed love, mirrored to a swooning aria, as a performance of a Verdi opera triggers the audience to chant anti-Austrian slogans, and brings...   More >

Pierre-Laurent Aimard and Tamara Stefanovich, pianos

Performing Arts - Music | November 1 | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Pierre-Laurent Aimard and Tamara Stefanovich, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

Program:
Bartók/Seven pieces from Mikrokosmos Ravel/Sites auriculaires
Harrison Birtwistle/Keyboard Engine, construction for two pianos (Cal Performances Co-commission)
Messiaen/Visions de l'Amen

$68-86 (prices subject to change)

  Tickets go on sale August 7. Buy tickets online or by calling 5106429988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Pianists Pierre-Laurent Aimard and Tamara Stefanovich perform Thursday, November 1, 2018 in Zellerbach Hall.