<< Week of November 25 >>

Wednesday, November 28, 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.

Computer Health Matters: User Friendly Workstations (BEUHS400)

Workshop | November 28 | 8:30-9:30 a.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

 Greg Ryan, Ergonomics@Work

 Be Well at Work - Ergonimics

Learn how to set up a user-friendly workstation and practice stretches to help relieve computer-related aches and pains. This workshop is required to qualify for computer ergonomics matching funds.

  Register online

Keyboards and Mice: Ergonomic Alternatives (BEUHS401)

Workshop | November 28 | 9:45-10:45 a.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

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

 Be Well at Work - Ergonimics

Learn about the ergonomics of keyboards and pointing devices, including appropriate workstation set-up, postures, and techniques for using them. Find out about the keyboards and pointing devices covered by the Computer Ergonomics Matching Funds Program. Enroll online at the UC Learning Center.

  Register online

Neurocomputational mechanisms underlying social norms and controllability

Colloquium | November 28 | 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | 1104 Berkeley Way West

 Xiaosi Gu, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

To maintain the normal functioning of a society, individuals must be able to learn to adapt to norms. Neuroimaging studies have suggested that the ventromedial prefrontal cortex (vmPFC) and the insular cortex might be important for norm learning. However, norms are not static processes but rather, can be changed and updated if individuals of a society learn to act on them. In other words, the...   More >

Defects in mRNA translation and neurological disease

Seminar | November 28 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 245 Li Ka Shing Center

 Susan Ackerman, University of California, San Diego

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Noon Concert: Gamelan

Performing Arts - Music | November 28 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

Midiyanto, director
A concert of Javanese gamelan music

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, each concert begins promptly at 12:15 and ends by 1pm.

Rachel Slaybaugh on “Creating the Future of Nuclear Energy”: CITRIS Research Exchange

Conference/Symposium | November 28 | 12-1 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, 310 SDH

 CITRIS and the Banatao Institute

About the speaker:
Rachel Slaybaugh is an Assistant Professor of Nuclear Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley. Prof. Slaybaugh's research program is based in computational methods and applied to existing and advanced nuclear reactors, nuclear non-proliferation and security, and shielding applications. Slaybaugh is currently serving as a Program Director at ARPA-E. She is also a...   More >

MVZ LUNCH SEMINAR - Katya Mack: A role for gene regulation in house mouse speciation and adaptation

Seminar | November 28 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 VLSB, Grinnell-Miller Library

 Katya Mack

 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 Seminar: "Regulatory switches for photosynthesis"

Seminar | November 28 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall

 Kris Niyogi

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

Niyogi, who earned his Ph.D. in biology at M.I.T., researches photosynthetic energy conversion in his lab at U.C. Berkeley. The Niyogi Lab uses cyanobacteria, eukaryotic algae, and plants to investigate photosynthetic processes. Kris Niyogi is a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator, a professor in the Department of Plant and Microbial Biology at the University of California, Berkeley, and...   More >

The State of Sexual Regulation: Hymen Exams, Anal Exams, and Nation Making in Contemporary Lebanon

Lecture | November 28 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 602 Barrows Hall

 Maya Mikdashi, Assistant Professor in Women's and Gender Studies, Rudgers University

 Department of Gender and Women's Studies

Hymen exams and anal exams are part of the interface of sexual regulation in contemporary Lebanon. In this talk I trace the legal and similarities and differences between these exams, and argue that both anal and hymen exams regulate and produce sexual difference in terms of a sex binary and in terms of a difference in sexualities.

What is the future of archaeology in Greece? How the nation-building project devalues archaeology and the quest for relevance

Lecture | November 28 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Anastasia Sakellariadi, Honorary Research Associate, UCL Institute of Archaeology

 Archaeological Research Facility

Dr. Sakellariadi demonstrates through research focusing on three local communities how an exclusive emphasis on the glory of the past and its physical manifestations has rendered this past irrelevant to contemporary Greeks. She argues that another archaeology is possible in Greece.

Tissue Inspired Hydrogel Design

Seminar | November 28 | 12-1 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Shelly R. Peyton, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA

 Bioengineering (BioE)

Improved in vitro models are needed to better understand cancer progression and bridge the gap between in vitro proof-of-concept studies, in vivo validation, and clinical application. Many methods exist to create biomaterial platforms, including hydrogels, which we use to study cells in contexts more akin to what they experience in vivo. Our lab has multiple approaches to create such...   More >

Forest Bathing with Hana Lee Goldin

Workshop | November 28 | 1-3:30 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Inspired by the Japanese practice of Shinrin Yoku, Forest Bathing has demonstrated benefits for stress reduction and cognitive function. Forest Bathing also offers us the opportunity to deepen our relationship with the natural world. By slowing down and opening up our senses, we may begin to notice incredible things that may have eluded us for our whole lives.

$40 / $35 UCBG Members and UC students, faculty and staff

  Register online

Chinese Language Resources in Humanities and Classics

Information Session | November 28 | 2-3:30 p.m. | East Asian Library, Room 341

 Jianye He, C. V. Starr East Asian Library


Introduction to selected Chinese research resources on Sinology in both print and electronic formats.

Digital Humanities, Egyptology and Heritage Preservation: A Comparative Perspective

Workshop | November 26 – 28, 2018 every day | 2-5 p.m. |  Hearst Museum of Anthropology

 Townsend Center for the Humanities, Near Eastern Studies, LMU-Berkeley Research in the Humanities

The workshop follows a meeting held at the University of Munich in July 2018, within the frame of a project between LMU and UCB on Digital Humanities, Egyptology and Heritage preservation. It aims at discussing new digital approaches for Heritage preservation in ancient Egypt, on a comparative perspective.

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research and Finding a Mentor Workshop

Workshop | November 28 | 2-3 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

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

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research

If you are thinking about getting involved in undergraduate research, this workshop is a great place to start! You will get a broad overview of the research opportunities available to undergraduates on campus, and suggestions on how to find them.

We will also let you know about upcoming deadlines and eligibility requirements for some of...   More >

Topology Seminar (Introductory Talk): An introduction to Legendrian and contact submanifolds

Seminar | November 28 | 2:10-3 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

 Roger Casals, UC Davis

 Department of Mathematics

In this talk I will give an introduction to Legendrian and contact submanifolds in the standard contact sphere. I will start by introducing the standard contact structure in the odd-dimensional spheres, and discuss some of the historical and current motivations that lead to the study of contact topology. Then, I will define contact and Legendrian submanifolds and explain the results that I find...   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 >

Analysis and PDE Seminar: Illusions: curves of zeros of Selberg zeta functions

Seminar | November 28 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Polina Vytnova, University of Warwick

 Department of Mathematics

It is well known (since 1956) that the Selberg Zeta function for compact surfaces satisfies the “Riemann Hypothesis”: any zero in the critical strip $0< \Re (s)< 1$ is either real or $\Im (s)=1/2$. The question of location and distribution of the zeros of the Selberg Zeta function associated to a noncompact hyperbolic surface attracted attention of the mathematical community in 2014 when...   More >

Fanny and Alexander

Film - Feature | November 28 | 3:10-6:20 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Bergman’s dreamlike family chronicle is set in turn-of-the-century Sweden, where the members of an upper-middle-class theatrical clan are sheltered by their own theatrics from the deepening chaos of the outside world. Bergman has the grace in this most graceful film not to view their histrionics and eccentricities as neuroses. One tumultuous year in the life of the Ekdahl family is viewed through...   More >

Representation Theory and Mathematical Physics Seminar: Matrix Factorisation for Morse-Bott functions

Seminar | November 28 | 4-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Constantin Teleman, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Matrix Factorizations were introduced by Eisenbud to study minimal resolutions of Cohen-Macaulay modules. The notion was rediscovered from a physics perspective, where such factorizations appeared as boundary conditions for topological quantum field theory, and led to the (curved) deformation theory of the category of coherent sheaves on complex manifolds. An important stability result here is...   More >

"Advanced Control of Atmospheric Pressure Plasma Jets for Plasma Medicine"/"Designing Catalytic Environments Beyond the Active Center: Crystalline 2-Dimensional Zeotypes versus Amorphous Silica as Supports"

Colloquium | November 28 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall

 Dogan Gidon, Ph.D. student in the Graves Group and Mesbah Group; Nicolas Gross-Giordano, Ph.D. student in the Katz Group

 Department of Chemical Engineering

ATGL inhibitors: a gauge and valve system to balance fatty acid flow and oxidation

Seminar | November 28 | 4-5 p.m. | 114 Morgan Hall

 Jun Liu, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine

 Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology

EECS Colloquium: Deep Learning to Solve Challenging Problems

Colloquium | November 28 | 4-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, 306 (HP Auditorium)

 Jeff Dean, Google, Inc.

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

For the past seven years, Google Research teams have conducted research on difficult problems in artificial intelligence, on building large-scale computer systems for machine learning research, and, in collaboration with many teams at Google, on applying our research and systems to many Google products. As part of our work in this space, we have built and open-sourced the TensorFlow system...   More >

Topology Seminar (Main Talk): Rigidity for contact submanifolds in the higher dimension

Seminar | November 28 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 3 Evans Hall

 Roger Casals, UC Davis

 Department of Mathematics

In this talk, I will provide the first example of rigidity for contact submanifolds in higher dimensions. In three dimensions, there are examples of transverse knots in the 3-sphere which are isotopic as smooth knots, but not isotopic as transverse knots. These 3-dimensional examples were first provided by J. Birman and W. Menasco in 2006. The existence of such phenomenon in the higher-dimension...   More >

Classical visual phenomenology revisited: Ken Nakayama, Adjunct Professor, Department of Psychology, UC Berkeley

Colloquium | November 28 | 5:15-6:15 p.m. | 1104 Berkeley Way West

 Ken Nakayama, Adjunct Professor Department of Psychology UC Berkeley

 Department of Psychology

We have all seen Jastrow’s Rabbit Duck, Rubin’s face-vase, the reversing Necker cube as well as the Kanizsa triangle. These images have graced elementary psychology textbooks and pop science books alike. Yet they have remained as memorable curios without influencing mainstream thinking as to how the visual system operates. Maybe it’s because visual science has gravitated to more “objective”...   More >

Researching Segregation / Reporting Segregation: Panel Discussion and Alex Schafran’s Book Launch

Lecture | November 28 | 6-7:30 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

Join us for the Panel Discussion and Book Launch &quot;The Road to Resegregation: Northern California and the Failure of Politics.&quot;

Researching Segregation/Reporting Segregation

Panel Discussion | November 28 | 6-7:30 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall

 Alex Schafran, Lecturer, School of Geography, University of Leeds; Devin Katayama and Sandhya Dirks, Creators of the American Suburb podcast, KQED; Rachel Brahinsky, Director of Urban and Public Affairs Program, University of San Francisco

 Sasha Khokha, Host of the California Report, KQED

 Karen Frick, Department of City and Regional Planning, UC Berkeley

 Institute for the Study of Societal Issues, Department of City + Regional Planning

Panel Discussion and Book Launch

Toastmasters on Campus Club: Learn public speaking

Meeting | January 14, 2015 – December 18, 2019 every Wednesday | 6:15-7:30 p.m. | 3111 Etcheverry Hall

 Toastmasters on Campus

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

Film Screening: The Life and Gardens of Beatrix Farrand

Film - Documentary | November 28 | 6:30-8 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

This is the first documentary ever produced about the life and gardens of Beatrix Farrand, the most successful female landscape architect in early 20th century America and one of the founders of the American Society of Landscape Architects. Join us for a special screening and Q&A with the filmmaker, Karyl Evans.

$20 / $15 UCBG Member

 Public Tickets are SOLD OUT - current LAEP students should email gardenprograms@berkeley.edu to attend.

Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Garden Woodlands, Seal Harbor, Maine. Photo Credit: Karyl Evans

The Unimagined Lives of Our Neighbors: Three Films

Film - Feature | November 28 | 7-8:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

What are the experiences that shape the long lives of those we live among? In The Unimagined Lives of Our Neighbors, my ninety-two-year-old neighbor recounts the experience of being one of the first US Navy seamen sent into Hiroshima and Nagasaki, two weeks after the atom bombs were dropped. His intimate testimony is paired here with two films exploring two other catastrophic events of World War...   More >

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Inequality in Life and Death: Policy and Prospect

Conference/Symposium | November 29 | 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Bantao Auditorium

 Peter Orszag, Vice Chairman of Investment Banking and Global Co-Head of Healthcare, Lazard

 Yuriy Gorodnichenko, Quantedge Presidential Professor of Economics, UC Berkeley Economics; Hilary Hoynes, Professor of Public Policy and Economics, UC Berkeley Economics; Ronald Lee, Professor of the Graduate School in Demographics and Economy, UC Berkeley Economics; Gabriel Zucman, Assistant Professor of Economics, UC Berkeley Economics

 Alan Auerbach, Burch Professor of Economics and Law, UC Berkeley Economics

 Berkeley Center on the Economics and Demography of Aging (CEDA)

Inequality has become a central focus of policy discussions, but inequality has multiple dimensions and correspondingly many potential policy interventions. This mini-conference will consider inequality from this broad perspective.

  RSVP online

Paris/Berkeley/Bonn/Zürich Analysis Seminar: The scalar wave equation on general asymptotically flat spacetimes: Stability and instability results

Seminar | November 29 | 9:10-10 a.m. | 238 Sutardja Dai Hall

 Georgios Moschidis, Miller Institute and UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

In this talk, we will examine how certain geometric conditions on general asymptotically flat spacetimes $(\mathcal M,g)$ are related to stability or instability properties of solutions to the scalar wave equation $\square _g\psi =0$ on $\mathcal M$. First, in the case when $(\mathcal M,g)$ possesses an event horizon with positive surface gravity and an ergoregion which is sufficiently small in...   More >

Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship Informational Workshop for prospective applicants

Information Session | November 29 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 309 Sproul Hall

 Center for African Studies

Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowships provide funding to students to encourage the study of less commonly taught foreign languages in combination with area and international studies. These fellowships are funded by grants from the U.S. Department of Education. The purpose of the FLAS program is to promote the training of students who intend to make their careers in college or...   More >

Applied Math Seminar: Renormalization and large eddy simulation for a driven Burgers equation in a hydrodynamic regime

Seminar | November 29 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 732 Evans Hall

 Alexandre Chorin, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

A real-space renormalization group (RNG) is constructed for a randomly-driven Burgers equation, with irrelevant degrees of freedom eliminated sequentially by stochastic parametrization followed by scaling. The connection with more standard implementations of an RNG is spelled out. The parameters in the equation and in the forcing, as well as the construction of the RNG, are chosen so that the...   More >

Harnessing the power of data science and real-world evidence for cancer treatment, access, and care: Professional Development Webinar sponsored by the Public Health Alumni Association

Seminar | November 29 | 12-1 p.m. |  Webinar

 Meghna Samant, Flatiron Health; Raina Mathur

 UC Berkeley School of Public Health

Professional Development Webinar sponsored by the Public Health Alumni Association

  Register online

Harnessing the power of data science and real world evidence for cancer treatment, access, and care

Seminar | November 29 | 12-1 p.m. |  Webinar

 Raima Mathur, Flatiron Health; Meghna Samant, Flatiron Heatlth

 Public Health, School of, Public Health Alumni Association board of directors

Join Meghna Samant and Raina Mathur of Flatiron Health, for this professional health development lunchtime webinar sponsored by the Public Health Alumni Association Board of Directors.

  Register online

Certificate Program in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Online Information Session

Information Session | November 29 | 12-1 p.m. |  Online

 UC Berkeley Extension

Learn how UC Berkeley Extension’s professional certificate can prepare you for diverse job opportunities—in teaching, business, publishing, travel and more—both in the United States and around the world.

  Make reservations online

SURF Summer Research Scholarships Info Session

Information Session | November 29 | 12-1 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Sean Burns, Director, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

 Office of Undergraduate Research

OURS Staff will discuss eligibility criteria for SURF programs, benefits of the fellowship and tips for a successful application

MEng Info Session: University of California, Los Angeles

Information Session | November 29 | 12-1 p.m. | University of California, Los Angeles, Engineering V, Room 5101

 Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership

Sign up to attend the MEng information session on Thursday, November 29, 2018 from 12-1pm in the Engineering V Building. Lunch will be served!

  Register online

Oliver E. Williamson Seminar: "Folklore"

Seminar | November 29 | 12-1:30 p.m. | C330 Haas School of Business

 Stelios Michalopoulos, Brown

 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 >

IB Seminar: Large scale phylogenetics, from within STD outbreaks to across the tree of life

Seminar | November 29 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Emily Jane McTavish, University of California, Merced

 Department of Integrative Biology

Haas Scholars Program Info Session: $13,800 to carry out a final project in *ANY* major

Information Session | November 29 | 1-2 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Leah Carroll, Haas Scholars

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Learn about how to apply to this research program for your last year!

The Haas Scholars Program supports twenty undergraduates with financial need with their interest for conducting research during their final year at UC-Berkeley. Applicants are evaluated primarily on the merit and originality of their proposal for an independent research or creative project that will serve as the basis for a...   More >

Econ 235, Financial Economics Student Seminar: "TBA"

Seminar | November 29 | 1-2 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Todd Messer and Peter McCrory, UC Berkeley; Juan Herreno, Columbia University

 Department of Economics

EHS 201 Biosafety in Laboratories

Course | November 29 | 1:30-3:30 p.m. | 177 Stanley Hall | Note change in date, time, and location

 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 >

How to Write a Research Proposal Workshop

Workshop | November 29 | 2-3 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

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

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Need to write a grant proposal? This workshop is for you! You'll get a head start on defining your research question, developing a lit review and project plan, presenting your qualifications, and creating a realistic budget.

Open to all UC Berkeley students.

Electronic Resources for Chinese Studies in Social Sciences

Information Session | November 29 | 2-3:30 p.m. | East Asian Library, Room 341

 Susan Xue, C. V. Starr East Asian Library


Learn to locate books, articles, data and government documents in electronic format for Chinese Studies in the social sciences.

[Lecture Michael Taussig] Killing In America: A Genealogy of Corpse Magic

Lecture | November 29 | 3-5 p.m. | 221 Kroeber Hall

 Michael Taussig, Columbia University Anthropology Dept.

 Experimental Ethnography Working Group

Columbia University Professor of Anthropology Michael Taussig will offer a lecture on his recent work 221 Kroeber 3-5 PMK

UCDC Info Session: Fall 2019 application deadline, February 21, 2019

Information Session | November 29 | 3-4 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Mary Crabb, UCDC

 The UC Berkeley Washington Program

Come learn about how to spend a semester working and studying in Washington, DC. UCDC sends students from all majors to intern and take classes in DC, earning a full semester of Berkeley credit.

Convergent circuitry for thermoregulation

Seminar | November 29 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

 Lily Jan, University of California, San Francisco

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Automating Inequality: How High-Tech Tools Profile, Police, and Punish the Poor

Special Event | November 29 | 4-5:30 p.m. |  Banatao Auditorium, Sutardja Dai Hall

 Virginia Eubanks

 Information, School of

The impacts of data mining, policy algorithms, and predictive risk models on poor and working-class people in America.

Critical Auralities: Reencountering the Korean War through the Praxis of Listening

Colloquium | November 29 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Crystal Baik, University of California, Riverside

 Center for Korean Studies (CKS)

Drawing from a chapter of her forthcoming book, Reencounters: On the Korean War & Diasporic Memory Critique, Professor Baik discusses a diasporic repertoire of multigenerational oral history archives that have coalesced in the past twenty years in relation to the un-ended Korean War.

The Gerald D. and Norma Feldman Annual Lecture: The Life and Death of the Russian Revolution

Lecture | November 29 | 4-6 p.m. |  Bancroft Hotel

 2680 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Professor Yuri Slezkine, Jane K. Sather Professor of History, Dept. of History

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

This talk will follow the lives of the original Bolsheviks from the time they joined the apocalyptic sect known as “the party of a new type” to the time most of them were arrested for terrorism and treason. It will focus on the connection between private lives and millenarian expectations and attempt to clarify the reasons for socialism’s premature demise.

Mathematics Department Colloquium: Persistent homology and applications from PDE to symplectic topology

Colloquium | November 29 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Claude Viterbo, Ecole Normale Supérieure

 Department of Mathematics

Persistent homology has emerged in the field of topogical data analysis, and in a different formulation in the work of Barannikov in Morse theory. We shall explain what it is, and how this comes into play crucially on one hand on spectral asymptotics of the Witten Laplacian, and on the other hand in several questions in Hamiltonian dynamics and symplectic topology.

Rahul Verma | Ideology and Identity: The Changing Party Systems of India

Lecture | November 29 | 5-6:30 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Rahul Verma, PhD Candidate, Political Science, University of California, Berkeley

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

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

A talk by PhD candidate in Political Science at UC Berkeley, Rahul Verma on his upcoming co-authored (with Pradeep Chhibber) book, Ideology and Identity: The Changing Party Systems of India.

Living in a Sacred Cosmos: Indonesia and the Future of Islam

Lecture | November 29 | 5-6:30 p.m. | Graduate Theological Union, Board Room, GTU Library

 2400 Ridge Rd., Berkeley, CA 94709

 Bernard Adeney-Risakotta, Founding director, Indonesian Consortium for Religious Studies (Yogyakarta)

 Center for Southeast Asia Studies, Center for Islamic Studies

Bernard Adeney-Risakotta will discuss his new book, Living in a Sacred Cosmos: Indonesia and the Future of Islam, which was recently published as a monograph by Yale University’s Southeast Asia Council.

NPN Social Hour

Workshop | November 29 | 5:15-6:15 p.m. | Hearst Museum of Anthropology, 102 (Kroeber Hall)

 Human Resources

Meet at the museum entrance on the building's south side. Bring your staff ID for free admission.

Race and the Apparatus of Disposability

Workshop | November 29 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Simon Hall, Goldberg Room (Room 297)

 Sherene H. Razack

 Human Resources

5:30pm – Reception
6pm – Lecture

Disposability, a condition written on the body, is a racial project. Populations that stand in the way of the progress of capital accumulation, are targeted for disposability, and relegated to the realm of “sub-humanity.” Processes of disposability enable white Europeanness to prevail. In this paper, I pursue what race has to do with disposability through an...   More >

Race and the Apparatus of Disposability

Lecture | November 29 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Simon Hall, Goldberg Room, room 297, Berkeley Law

 Center for Race and Gender


5:30pm – Reception
6pm – Lecture

Disposability, a condition written on the body, is a racial project. Populations that stand in the way of the progress of capital accumulation, are targeted for disposability, and relegated to the realm of “sub-humanity.” Processes of...   More >

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 >

Lightspeed Venture Partners Info-Session: Fellowship Info-session

Information Session | November 29 | 6-8 p.m. | Cory Hall, Cory-521 Hogan Rm

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Got a new startup idea? Or a vision you can't wait to see take place?

Each year, Lightspeed Venture Partners hosts an intensive summer fellowship program to provide teams with the resources, guidance, and connections they need to grow their ventures. Come join Lightspeed recruiters and Blueprint on 11/29 to learn more about how the Fellowship program can help you accelerate your startup idea....   More >

The Battle Front for the Liberation of Japan—Summer in Sanrizuka

Film - Feature | November 29 | 7-8:40 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Shinsuke Ogawa “has been unaccountably neglected in the Western world. . . . [His is an] extraordinary, incisive, and deeply committed body of work" (Jed Rapfogel, Anthology Film Archives). In 1968, Ogawa and the new filmmaking collective Ogawa Pro “followed a brigade of student activists and joined the growing movement of resistance by the farmers and their allies against the forced eviction...   More >