<< Week of March 03 >>

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Free Wednesday at the Garden

Special Event | January 2 – December 4, 2019 the first Wednesday of the month every month |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Every first Wednesday at the Garden is free admission day.

Winter at the Hall

Special Event | December 21, 2018 – March 20, 2019 every day |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

This winter, visit the Hall for interactive exhibits, special hands-on activities, intriguing Planetarium shows, and more!

African Film Festival 2019

Film - Series | March 2 – May 10, 2019 every day |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

March 2–May 10, 2019

This year’s edition of the African Film Festival highlights the best of both new African cinema and films of the black diaspora. We pay tribute to the great director Bill Gunn—also an actor, playwright, and novelist—with new restorations of two genre-benders, his radical horror film Ganja & Hess and his “meta–soap opera” Personal Problems. The latter was conceived by...   More >

Through the Learner's Lens: A Student Learning Center Photo Contest

Miscellaneous | February 25 – March 22, 2019 every day |  César E. Chávez Student Center

 Student Learning Center

The UC Berkeley Student Learning Center is excited to invite submissions for our first ever photo contest! We’re calling on the creativity of our campus community to build a collection of images that showcase the diverse ways learning takes place in and through the Student Learning Center. We invite you to share moments in the learning process that excite you, challenge you, and encapsulate the...   More >

Venture Summit | West

Conference/Symposium | March 6 – 7, 2019 every day |  Hyatt Regency

  Hyatt Regency, San Francisco, CA

 Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership

Whether you’re a startup seeking capital and exposure, or an investor seeking new deals, Venture Summit West presented by youngStartup Ventures - is the event of the year you won't want to miss.

A highly productive venture conference, Venture Summit | West is dedicated to showcasing VCs, Corporate VCs and angel investors committed to funding venture backed, emerging and early stage...   More >

  Register online

Discovery Station: Gymnosperms

Special Event | March 6 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden | Canceled

 Botanical Garden

Discover gymnosperms -- a type of plant that, literally translated from Greek, means "naked seed."

#MeToo Hong Kong

Lecture | March 6 | 12-2 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Gina Marchetti, Director of the Center for the Study of Globalization and Cultures, University of Hong Kong

 Department of Gender and Women's Studies, Media Studies

As the Harvey Weinstein allegations opened up the depth and breadth of sexual harassment in Hollywood, Weinstein’s associates in Hong Kong and the People’s Republic of China came under scrutiny as well. Hong Kong serves as a bridge as well as a gateway between mainland Chinese and Hollywood concerns as well as the nexus for a constellation of industrial networks...   More >

ARNON ENDOWED LECTURE : "The chloroplast: a site of post-endosymbiotic innovations in gene expression and protein assembly"

Seminar | March 6 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall

 Francis-André Wollman, Institut de Biologie Physico-Chimique

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

Dr. Wollman is the Director of the Institut de Biologie Physico-Chimique in Paris, France. His work is dedicated to the study of the biogenesis and the function of the photosynthetic apparatus, which is present in the network of internal membranes of the chloroplast, the thylacoids.

Noon Concert: Jazz xs 2

Performing Arts - Music | March 6 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

A double bill featuring the UC Jazz Ensemble, directed by Ted Moore and the Berkeley Nu Jazz Collective, directed by Myra Melford.

Commencing its 67th 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...   More >

The Future of European Research via the lenses of the Horizon EU research and innovation programme 2021-2027

Lecture | March 6 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Jekaterina Novikova, EU Fellow at the IES

 Institute of European Studies, European Union Center

Jekaterina Novikova, EU fellow at the Institute of European Studies at UC Berkeley and Innovation Policy Coordinator at the European Commission, will speak about Horizon EU, a European research and innovation programme. This talk will highlight the process of the preparation of the programme based on the lessons learned from the previous programs, its building blocks, key novelties, and...   More >

Jekaterina Novikova

The Lost Generation? Scarring After the Great Recession: A Brown Bag Talk

Colloquium | March 6 | 12-1 p.m. | 2232 Piedmont, Seminar Room

 Jesse Rothstein, Professor, Public Policy & Economics, 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.

Townsend Center's Berkeley Book Chat with Joyce Carol Oates: Hazards of Time Travel

Lecture | March 6 | 12-1 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall

 Townsend Center for the Humanities

Oates’s latest novel is the dystopian story of a young woman living in a bleak future dictatorship, who is punished for her transgressions by being sent back in time.

Data and Tech for All Week: CITRIS Research Exchange

Special Event | March 6 | 12 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium

 Data Sciences

Join us for Data and Tech for All Week, a week of events across campus democratizing data science and technology.

Wednesday, March 6 (CITRIS): CITRIS Research Exchange with Katherine Yelick, Berkeley Professor of EECS; 12 PM, Banatao Auditorium, Sutardja Dai Hall

CITRIS Research Exchange with Kathy Yelick

Conference/Symposium | March 6 | 12-1 p.m. | 310 Sutardja Dai Hall

 CITRIS and the Banatao Institute

About the speaker:

Katherine Yelick is a Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at the University of California at Berkeley and the Associate Laboratory Director for Computing Sciences at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Her research is in programming languages, compilers, parallel algorithms, and automatic performance tuning. She is well known for her work in...   More >

The Weimar Joint Sanatorium: Institutional landscapes, identification, and disease

Lecture | March 6 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Alyssa Scott, Anthropology, UC Berkeley

 Archaeological Research Facility

This presentation will discuss the intersection between healthcare systems and racialized and gendered landscapes in California by tracking the design and transformation of the institutional landscape of tuberculosis sanitoria using archaeological survey, ground penetrating radar (GPR), magnetometer survey, historical research, and oral histories.

CMOS Technology Enabled Physically Flexible-Stretchable-Reconfigurable-Spherical Electronic System: From Mechanics Driven Design to Enhanced Reliability Aided Diverse Applications

Seminar | March 6 | 12-1 p.m. | 3110 Etcheverry Hall

 Muhammad Mustafa Hussain, Ph.D., Visiting Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, University of California, Berkeley

 Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME)

CMOS technology and electronics are rigid and bulky. Their applications are focused on computation-communication-infotainment. Scaling down their dimensions has been enabling their triumph. However, what about larger area applications? How about a singular gadget whose size can be reconfigured without any compromise in their functionality? How about spherical solar cell or imaging system? Is it...   More >

Biophysics of cell adhesion: how cells sense and respond to force

Seminar | March 6 | 12-1 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Sanjeevi Sivasankar, Univerisity of California, Davis

 Bioengineering (BioE)

Cells in tissues exert forces as they squeeze, stretch, flex and pull on each other. These
forces are incredibly small - on the scale of piconewtons, but they are essential in mediating cell
survival, proliferation, and differentiation. A key protein responsible for sensing mechanical forces,
are the classical cadherin family of cell-cell adhesion proteins. Cadherins are essential for...   More >

MVZ LUNCH SEMINAR - Joana Meier: Hybridization fuels cichlid fish adaptive radiations

Seminar | March 6 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 VLSB, Grinnell-Miller Library

 Joana Meier

 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 >

The Development of Reasoning about Religious Norms: Insights from Hindu and Muslim children in India

Colloquium | March 6 | 12:10-1:15 p.m. | 1104 Berkeley Way West

 Mahesh Srinivasan, Assistant Professor, UC Berkeley Psychology

 Institute of Personality and Social Research

Children who live in pluralistic societies often encounter members of other religious and secular groups who hold radically different beliefs and norms. Under these circumstances, developing religious tolerance––respecting that each group has its own beliefs and norms––is both challenging and crucial. When individuals in pluralistic societies fail to develop religious tolerance, the consequences...   More >

The Power of Play: How to Reduce Conflict and Build a Close Connection with Your Child through Play (BEUHS371)

Workshop | March 6 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club

 Julie Johnson, The Parent Child Connection

 Be Well at Work - Work/Life

Rarely do we feel like playing when our children have been whiny, uncooperative, or are headed for a meltdown. But play is often what children need to get their behavior back on track. In this workshop you’ll learn how play can be used to release tension, work through difficult behaviors, and bring you closer to your child. You’ll also learn what you can do on the days that you don’t have the...   More >

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Guided Tours: Hans Hofmann

Tour/Open House | March 6 | 12:15 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Explore Hans Hofmann’s dynamic and influential work with guided tours on selected Wednesdays, Sundays, and Free First Thursdays.

How to Prepare Human Subjects Protocols for Your Research Projects

Workshop | March 6 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Leah Carroll, UC Berkeley Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

 UC Berkeley Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

If you missed the workshop given by the staff of the Office for the Protection of Human Subjects, or even if you were there, you may want to attend one of these workshops given by me -- Leah Carroll, Haas Scholars Program Manager and Advisor. Note that they are timed to be very shortly after SURF and Haas Scholars human subjects selection, respectively.

I will go through, step by step, the...   More >

Evaluating the Credibility Revolution in African Development

Colloquium | March 6 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Kweku Opoku-Agyemang, www.kwekuopokuagyemang.com

 Center for African Studies

Randomized controlled trials in African development - inspired by the scientific method - have remade what economic development means not only for the fields of comparative politics and development economics - but in the lived experiences of many Africans in ways that academic scholarship and even policy making could not have possibly anticipated. In my talk, I bring analyze these evaluations...   More >

Kweku Opuku-Agyeang, CEGA Research Fellow

The Uighur Crisis in China: One Million and Counting

Lecture | March 6 | 12:50-2 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, 110 Boalt Hall

 Rushan Abbas, Managing Director, Campaign for Uighurs; Darren Byler, Ph.D, University of Washington

 Peter Jan Honigsberg, University of San Francisco Law

 Human Rights Center

More than one million people, mostly Uighur Muslims, are in
indefinite detention in a secretive network of prisons in
Northwest China. “Xinjiang has become an open-air prison-a
place where Orwellian high-tech surveillance, political
indoctrination, forced cultural assimilation, arbitrary arrests and
disappearances have turned ethnic minorities into strangers in
their own land.” —Kumi...   More >

  RSVP online by March 6.

Harmonic Analysis Seminar: On the Fourier restriction inequality in $\mathbb R^3$

Seminar | March 6 | 1:10-2 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

 Kevin O'Neill, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

This seminar is an ongoing discussion of Guth's Fourier restriction inequality based on the method of polynomial partitioning. This week's talk continues discussion of the core part of the proof. The structure of the induction — on the radius and on the $L^2$ norm of $f$, applied to the cellular term — will be presented. Insofar as time allows, the tranverse and tangential terms will be...   More >

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 2 – December 4, 2019 the first Wednesday of the month every month | 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 plants from around the world, learn about the vast diversity in the collection, and see what is currently in bloom. Meet at the Entry Plaza.

Free with Garden admission. Advanced registration not required

Topology Seminar (Introductory Talk): Topological and Geometric Complexity for Hyperbolic 3-Manifolds

Seminar | March 6 | 2-3 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Diane Hoffoss, University of San Diego

 Department of Mathematics

We will introduce Scharlemann-Thompson handle decompositions of a 3-manifold, and a generalization of this which we call a graph decomposition. Using these, we define topological measures of complexity for the manifold. In the case where the manifold has additional metric structure, we use Morse and Morse-like functions to give geometric definitions of complexity as well. We then show that some...   More >

Deformation Theory Seminar: Curved deformations and categories of singularities

Seminar | March 6 | 2:40-4 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

 Constantin Teleman, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

We will construct deformations of categories for Hochschild Maurer-Cartan cochains with non-trivial curving components. These will be related to fixed point categories for Lie algebra actions and, in the special case of matrix factorizations, to the category of singularities

Weekly Coffee Break

Social Event | January 23 – May 1, 2019 every Wednesday with exceptions | 3-4 p.m. | Cafe International House

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Berkeley International Office's 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...   More >

International Student Drop-In Career Advising

Meeting | January 23 – May 1, 2019 every Wednesday with exceptions | 3-5 p.m. | Career Center (2440 Bancroft Way), 3rd Floor

 Career Center

Students sign up on site for a 15-minute appointment. First come, first served.

These drop-in appointments can be helpful for your quick questions on the following topics:

-Resume/Cover Letter Critique
-Job or Internship Search
-Networking
-Career Fair Preparation
-Interview Preparation
-Graduate/Professional Program Application
-Others

Triangular" Dvoretzky matrices and online coding

Seminar | March 6 | 3-4 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Piyush Srivastava, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research

 Department of Statistics

A special case of the classical Dvoretzky theorem states that the space of n-dimensional real vectors equipped with the l1 norm admits a large "Euclidean section", i.e. a subspace of dimension Θ(n) on which a scaled l1 norm essentially agrees with the Euclidean norm. In particular, such a subspace can be realized as the column space of a "tall" n × (n/k) random matrix A with identically...   More >

Reduce, reuse, recycle your vision: the basis of rich and stable perceptual experience

Lecture | March 6 | 3:15 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room

 David Whitney, Professor, UC Berkeley, Department of Psychology

 Department of Psychology

The visual world is cluttered, discontinuous, and noisy, but our perceptual experience is not—scenes appear rich, seamless, and stable. This seeming contradiction has posed a challenge for theories of perception for decades. In this talk, I will discuss two complementary processes that reconcile the contradiction: First, a mechanism that generates rich visual impressions by efficiently...   More >

Everything You Need to Know About Credit History, Credit Scores and Credit Cards

Information Session | March 6 | 4-5 p.m. | International House, Sproul Rooms

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

There's no better time to start building your credit history than today. Do you know that a 100 point difference in your credit score, say 640 vs 740, during your lifetime could mean $200K in higher fees and payments over your lifetime? As a student, it's good to take stock of your financial health early so you can set good financial goals. This is your chance to learn more about how your credit...   More >

Disraeli, Arendt, and the Fascist Novel

Lecture | March 6 | 4 p.m. | 306 Wheeler Hall

 Rachel Teukolsky, Associate Professor, Vanderbilt English

 Department of English, Townsend British Studies working group, C19 Colloquium

The Townsend British Studies working group and the C19 colloquium are happy to announce a visit from Rachel Teukolsky (Vanderbilt), who will be workshopping her paper "Disraeli, Arendt, and the Fascist Novel" (abstract below!).

If you would like to participate in the workshop--which will take place at 4pm on 3/6 in Wheeler 306--please email eceisenberg@berkeley.edu or vvm@berkeley.edu for a...   More >

Systems to Improve Online Discussion

Seminar | March 6 | 4-5 p.m. | 310 Sutardja Dai Hall

 Amy Zhang, Graduate Student, MIT

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

My research in human-computer interaction is on reimagining outdated designs towards designing novel online discussion systems that fix what's broken about online discussion.

Stamped From the Beginning: How the Ideology of Race Shapes Education and Society

Panel Discussion | March 6 | 4-6 p.m. | 1102 Berkeley Way West

 Dr. Ibram X. Kendi, Professor of History and International Relations; Founding Director of the Antiracist Research and Policy Center, American University

 john a. powell, Director, Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society; Lisa García Bedolla, Professor, Graduate School of Education; and Director, Institute of Governmental Studies, UC Berkeley; Dan Perlstein, Professor, Graduate School of Education, UC Berkeley

 Prudence L. Carter, Dean, Graduate School of Education, UC Berkeley

 Graduate School of Education, Department of African American Studies, Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society

Come join in the discussion with Dr. Ibram X. Kendi, a professor of History and International Relations at American University, who speaks with great expertise and compassion about the findings of his book and how they can fit into the national conversation surrounding movements such as #BlackLivesMatter and social justice.

  RSVP online

Topology Seminar (Main Talk): Topological and Geometric Complexity for Hyperbolic 3-Manifolds

Seminar | March 6 | 4-5 p.m. | 3 Evans Hall

 Diane Hoffoss, University of San Diego

 Department of Mathematics

We will introduce Scharlemann-Thompson handle decompositions of a 3-manifold, and a generalization of this which we call a graph decomposition. Using these, we define topological measures of complexity for the manifold. In the case where the manifold has additional metric structure, we use Morse and Morse-like functions to give geometric definitions of complexity as well. We then show that some...   More >

“Linking Epigenetics, metabolism and Cancer: lessons from SIRT6”

Seminar | March 6 | 4-5 p.m. | 114 Morgan Hall

 Raul Mostoslavsky, Harvard Medical School

 Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology

Eavesdropping on Neurochemical Signaling in Vivo

Colloquium | March 6 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall

 Anne Andrews, Professor, UC Los Angeles

 Department of Chemical Engineering

Measurements of neurotransmitters in the extracellular space are limited by combinations of poor chemical, spatial, and temporal resolution. Brain chemistries, therefore, are unable to be investigated dynamically, particularly at the level of neural circuits and across numerous signaling molecules.1 To understand neurochemical signaling at scales pertinent to encoded information, micro- to...   More >

Chester W. Nimitz Memorial Lecture: The Voyage of Character

Lecture | March 6 | 4-5:30 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium

 Admiral James Stavridis, Former NATO Supreme Allied Commander Europe

 Military Sciences Program (ROTC)

The Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz Memorial Lectureship was established in 1983 to enhance the spirit of collegiality and sense of community to the University through the multi-disciplinary subject matter of national security affairs. Each year a speaker is nominated by the midshipmen and cadets of the Military Affairs Department. The lectureship provides a better and fuller understanding and...   More >

Towards honest inference from real-world healthcare data

Seminar | March 6 | 4-5 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 David Madigan, Columbia University

 Department of Statistics

In practice, our learning healthcare system relies primarily on observational studies generating
one effect estimate at a time using customized study designs with unknown operating
characteristics and publishing – or not – one estimate at a time. When we investigate
the distribution of estimates that this process has produced, we see clear evidence
of its shortcomings, including an apparent...   More >

ERG Colloquium: David Anthoff

Colloquium | March 6 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 126 Barrows Hall

 David Anthoff, Energy and Resources Group

 Energy and Resources Group

THE ENERGY AND RESOURCES GROUP SPRING 2019 COLLOQUIUM SERIES PRESENTS:

SPEAKER:
David Anthoff
Assistant Professor
Energy and Resources Group
University of California, Berkeley

DATE: Wednesday, March 6, 2019
TIME: 4:00-5:30pm
PLACE: 126 Barrows

TITLE: Inequality and the Social Cost of Carbon

DESCRIPTION:
We present a novel way to disentangle inequality aversion over time from...   More >

Seminar 291, Departmental Seminar: “The Impacts of Hospital Delivery Practices on Infant Health”

Seminar | March 6 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 David Card, University of California, Berkeley

 Department of Economics

Co-authored with Alessandra Fenizia and David Silver

Harnessing AI for Global Economic Development

Lecture | March 6 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 202 South Hall

 Victoria Coleman

 Information, School of

Recent advances in deep learning and satellite imagery make it possible to remotely monitor economic and agricultural trends across the developing world, at high resolution. These advances are now being translated from research labs into the real world.

This seminar will discuss the technology and vision behind Atlas AI, a Bay Area start-up that spun out of Stanford University in 2018....   More >

Center for Computational Biology Seminar: Dr. Shamil Sunyaev, Department of Biomedical Informatics, Harvard Medical School

Seminar | March 6 | 4:30-5:30 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center

 Center for Computational Biology

Large-scale genomic data reveal mechanisms of mutagenesis and help predict complex phenotypes

Abstract:
Statistical analysis of large genomic datasets has recently emerged as a discovery tool in many areas of genetics. Two examples include studies of mutagenesis and of the relationship between genotype and phenotype. We developed a statistical model of regional variation of human mutation...   More >

Women in Intellectual Life: The "Erotics" of Intellectual Life

Colloquium | March 6 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 330 Wheeler Hall

 Department of English

The (open-ended and thus intentionally ill-defined here) theme we hope to explore is that of the "erotics" of intellectual life. Why and how do we love intellectual work? How and where does it get charged with eros, welcome or, alas, unwelcome--and why does it get so charged? What kinds of intellectual work do we love, and what kinds are unloveable, and what kinds are done without anyone loving...   More >

Film Screening: Raising of America, Episode Two: "Once Upon a Time" When Childcare for All Wasn't Just a Fairytale

Film - Documentary | March 6 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | 5101 Berkeley Way West

 Lea Austin, Center for the Study of Child Care Employment

 Center of Excellence in MCAH

How might American life be different today if all of the nation’s children had access to high-quality early care and education for the past four decades? In 1971, we came achingly close to winning childcare for all. What will it take to enact effective child and family policies today? Join us in viewing Episode Two from the Raising of America documentary series followed by a small group discussion

  RSVP online

Swahili Table

Social Event | January 23 – May 8, 2019 every Wednesday | 5:30-6:30 p.m. |  Jupiter Taproom

 2181 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Elizabeth Resor

 Center for African Studies

Every Wednesdays speak Swahili with your fellow Swahili students and enthusiasts over a drink at Jupiter Taproom. This is an informal gathering to connect with other Swahili speakers on campus and in Berkeley. Each person will support their own beverage purchases, but we will provide the good company (don't worry- beverage/food purchases are NOT required). And of course, Swahili speaking...   More >

RISE 2019: Resilient Resistance

Special Event | March 6 | 6-8 p.m. |  Anna Head Alumnae Hall (2537 Haste St.)

 Jezebel Delilah X

 Gender Equity Resource Center

RISE: Resilient Resistance, is an event for all womxn to unapologetically celebrate and honor the work and contributions given by womxn to our communities.

RISE flyer

OPT Workshop

Workshop | March 6 | 6-7 p.m. | Eshleman Hall, 5th floor

 Berkeley International Office(BIO)), ASUC (Associated Students of the University of California)

If you are graduating soon and have questions about applying for F-1 employment eligibility after you graduate, then join BIO and the ASUC on March 6th at 6 PM for this in-person OPT workshop at the ASUC Senate Chambers. We'll do a brief overview of the OPT application process and timelines, followed by a Question and Answer session to clarify any questions you might have! Prior to attending this...   More >

Refugee Crises - Past and Present: A book reading and discussion with author-activists Lauren Markham and Thi Bui

Reading - Nonfiction | March 6 | 6-8 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, Goldberg Room

 Lauren Markham; Thi Bui

 Human Rights Center

A book reading and discussion with author-activists Lauren Markham (The Faraway Brothers) and Thi Bui (The Best We Could Do), moderated by Kim Thuy Seelinger.

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.

Demystifying the Blackbox

Panel Discussion | March 6 | 6:30-8 p.m. | 120 Kroeber Hall

 Purin Phanichphant, Artist and Lecturer, Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation; Lydia Majure, Science policy advocate, Gallant Lab for Cognitive, Computational & Systems Neuroscience; Albert Lai, Data Scientist

 Science@Cal

What can neuroscience of human perception can learn from the design of artificial intelligence, and vice versa? Join a panel of scientists and artists for a discussion of how our brains work, how we design computer networks to think, and how we explore and illuminate the intangible concept of thought.

Scanning an Artificial Brain - installation by Purin Phanichphant

Cine Latino: Museo

Film - Feature | March 6 | 7 p.m. | 159 Mulford Hall

 Center for Latin American Studies

Well into their 30s, Juan Nuñez (Gael García Bernal) and Benjamín Wilson (Leonardo Ortizgris) still can’t seem to finish veterinary school or leave their parents’ homes. On a fateful Christmas Eve, however, they decide it’s finally time to distinguish themselves by executing the most infamous cultural artifacts heist in all of Mexican history.

Gael García Bernal in "Museo."

The Tiniest Place

Film - Documentary | March 6 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

To walk into the jungle-shrouded village of Cinquera, El Salvador, is to enter a world where ghosts walk, passing back and forth between the past and present. Here, decades after a brutal civil war annihilated the village, survivors return to bury their dead and rebuild the community from the ashes. During the civil war of 1980 to 1992, the village was invaded by the National Guard, which...   More >

AIA Lecture - The Sixth Sense: Multisensory Encounters with the Dead in Roman Egypt

Lecture | March 6 | 7 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Lissette Jimenez, Lecturer of Museum Studies, San Francisco State University

 San Francisco Society of the Archaeological Institute of America

Image and representation have always played a central role in the commemoration of the dead in ancient Egypt. Ritual funerary practices were often multi-sensory experiences comprised of an intricate combination of visual, auditory, tactile, gustatory, and olfactory senses. A proper ancient Egyptian funerary ensemble, coupled with the burial landscape, facilitated active tactile encounters between...   More >

Lorraine Hansberry - sighed eyes, feeling heart: March Movie@Moffitt

Film - Documentary | March 6 | 7-9 p.m. | 405 Moffitt Undergraduate Library

 Library

Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart is the first-ever feature documentary about Lorraine Hansberry, the visionary playwright who authored the groundbreaking A Raisin in the Sun. An overnight sensation, the play transformed the American theater and has long been considered a classic, yet the remarkable story of the playwright faded from view. With this documentary, filmmaker Tracy Heather Strain resurrects...   More >

 Must have a UCB student ID for entrance.

March Movie at Moffitt

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Through the Learner's Lens: A Student Learning Center Photo Contest

Miscellaneous | February 25 – March 22, 2019 every day |  César E. Chávez Student Center

 Student Learning Center

The UC Berkeley Student Learning Center is excited to invite submissions for our first ever photo contest! We’re calling on the creativity of our campus community to build a collection of images that showcase the diverse ways learning takes place in and through the Student Learning Center. We invite you to share moments in the learning process that excite you, challenge you, and encapsulate the...   More >

Venture Summit | West

Conference/Symposium | March 6 – 7, 2019 every day |  Hyatt Regency

  Hyatt Regency, San Francisco, CA

 Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership

Whether you’re a startup seeking capital and exposure, or an investor seeking new deals, Venture Summit West presented by youngStartup Ventures - is the event of the year you won't want to miss.

A highly productive venture conference, Venture Summit | West is dedicated to showcasing VCs, Corporate VCs and angel investors committed to funding venture backed, emerging and early stage...   More >

  Register online

Winter at the Hall

Special Event | December 21, 2018 – March 20, 2019 every day |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

This winter, visit the Hall for interactive exhibits, special hands-on activities, intriguing Planetarium shows, and more!

African Film Festival 2019

Film - Series | March 2 – May 10, 2019 every day |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

March 2–May 10, 2019

This year’s edition of the African Film Festival highlights the best of both new African cinema and films of the black diaspora. We pay tribute to the great director Bill Gunn—also an actor, playwright, and novelist—with new restorations of two genre-benders, his radical horror film Ganja & Hess and his “meta–soap opera” Personal Problems. The latter was conceived by...   More >

AI for Social Impact: 2019 Conference on Business, Technology, and Human Rights

Conference/Symposium | March 7 | 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. | Haas School of Business, Chou Hall, Spieker Forum (6th Floor)

 Center for Responsible Business, Human Rights Center

When talking about artificial intelligence, or AI, positive social impact is often not the first thing that comes to mind. Some think about AI as an amorphous, hard-to-understand, futuristic technology that will bring about more harm than good. These fears may stem from the complex and opaque nature of AI—and key actors across society must come together to discuss, debate, and solve the...   More >

Make The Most Of The UC Retirement Savings Program

Workshop | March 7 | 9-9:45 a.m. |  Sutardja Dai Hall

 Be Well at Work - Work/Life

Determine how much savings you will need to retire the way you want, understand how much you can save through the UC Retirement Savings Program, discover additional ways to save, and learn strategies to help you protect and grow your savings.

The Financial Fair

Workshop | March 7 | 9 a.m.-1 p.m. |  Sutardja Dai Hall

 Be Well at Work - Work/Life

The Financial Fair for Personal Finance is an opportunity for UC Berkeley faculty, staff, and retirees to attend workshops, learn about campus resources, and visit with campus financial vendors.

Sponsored by Work/Life Program (UHS), Human Resources, The Retirement Center, and CITRIS.

Study Abroad Office Hours at Educational Opportunity Program

Information Session | February 14 – May 9, 2019 every Thursday with exceptions | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | César E. Chávez Student Center, Educational Opportunity Program- MLK BNorth CE3

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Interested in studying abroad? A Berkeley Study Abroad Peer Adviser will hold office hours at Educational Opportunity Program on Thursdays from 10 am-noon this spring to answer questions about program options, scholarships, how to apply and additional services offered!

Sign-up on http://tinyurl.com/eopstudyabroad.

UC Retirement Plan (UCRP) – The Pension Plan

Workshop | March 7 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Sutardja Dai Hall

 Donald Goldberg, UC Retirement Administration Center

 Be Well at Work - Work/Life

The session addresses the many areas one needs to consider for a successful and satisfying retirement and the benefits available through the UC Retirement Plan (UCRP). Content includes information about monthly retirement income and how it is calculated, cost of living adjustments, and lump sum cash out. The Retirement Savings Program and retiree health and welfare benefits will be discussed....   More >

MOOCs and Film Studies: Teaching Hong Kong Cinema Online: Faculty and Graduate Student Seminar/Workshop

Seminar | March 7 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Gina Marchetti, University of Hong Kong

 Department of Gender and Women's Studies, Media Studies, Center for Chinese Studies (CCS), Center for Race and Gender, Film & Media Studies, Center for New Media

Gina Marchetti will be leading a workshop/seminar for faculty and graduate students on teaching Hong Kong cinema in Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). Seating is limited. To register, go to https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1kzwUKL4L0TJk0jL44OXF4gYkuQgppCLzSI3urPJkUyE/edit?ts=5c48aec9

Gina Marchetti teaches courses in film, gender and sexuality, critical theory and cultural studies and...   More >

 Registration Required. To register go to https://www.edx.org/course/hong-kong-cinema-through-global-lens-hkux-hku06-1x

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  Registration opens February 1. Register online by March 6.

#MeToo Hong Kong

EH&S 403 Training Session

Course | March 7 | 10:30-11:30 a.m. | 331 University Hall | Note change in date

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

 Office of Environment, Health & Safety

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

Applied Math Seminar: Intrinsic complexity and its scaling law: from approximation of random vectors and rand fields to high frequency waves

Seminar | March 7 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Hongkai Zhao, UC Irvine

 Department of Mathematics

We characterize the intrinsic complexity of a set in a metric space by the least dimension of a linear space that can approximate the set to a given tolerance. This is dual to the characterization using Kolmogorov n-width, the distance from the set to the best n-dimensional linear space. We study the approximation of random vectors (via principal component analysis a.k.a. singular value...   More >

Econ 235, Financial Economics Seminar: Marketing Mutual Funds

Seminar | March 7 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | C330 Haas School of Business

 Nikolai Roussanov, Wharton

 Department of Economics

Joint with Haas Finance Seminar

Mindful Awareness Guided Meditation

Miscellaneous | February 21 – May 2, 2019 every Thursday | 12-1 p.m. | 5400 Berkeley Way West

 Jeffrey Oxendine

 Institute of Personality and Social Research

Focus the mind. Foster creativity, resilience, and well-being. These meetings are free and open to faculty, staff, and students. You are invited to drop in at noon any Thursday.

The Language of Love in the Petitions of Armenians from the Ottoman Province of Van and in the Print Media, 1820s-1870s

Lecture | March 7 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 270 Stephens Hall

 Dzovinar Dederian, PhD Candidate, Department of Middle East Studies, University of Michigan

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

This talk will focus on the language of love in petitions and print media of the nineteenth century to situate nation and patria in a grid of emotions that permeated the lives of Ottoman Armenians. The lecture seeks to answer how Van Armenians engaged in the contestation and transformation of the boundaries and socio-political dynamics of nation and patria between the 1820s and 1870s. By...   More >

Data and Tech for All Week: Digital Learning Platforms for Data Science Education

Special Event | March 7 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 117 Dwinelle Hall

 Data Sciences

Join us for Data and Tech for All Week, a week of events across campus democratizing data science and technology.

Thursday, March 7 (Division of Data Sciences): Using Digital Learning Platforms for Data Science Education for All; 12-1:30 PM at Academic Innovation Studio, 117 Dwinelle Hall

Using Digital Learning Platforms for Data Science Education for All

Workshop | March 7 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, Academic Innovation Studio, 117 Dwinelle Hall

 Data Sciences

A brief review of the elements of teaching using Jupyter notebooks and deployment of classes via Jupyterhub.

Oliver E. Williamson Seminar: "Buyer Signaling Improves Matching:Evidence from a Field Experiment"

Seminar | March 7 | 12-1:30 p.m. | C325 Haas School of Business

 John Horton, NYU Stern

 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 >

Curating Hans Hofmann: The Nature of Abstraction with Lucinda Barnes

Tour/Open House | March 7 | 12 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

BAMPFA Curator Emerita Lucinda Barnes will discuss the life and legacy of Hans Hofmann and detail the process of curating the museum’s major retrospective of Hofmann’s work. Barnes was formerly chief curator and director of programs and collections at BAMPFA, where she organized or co-organized more than forty exhibitions, including Measure of Time; Human/Nature: Artists Respond to a Changing...   More >

Why Read Descartes's Meditations: Why Read...Series

Lecture | March 7 | 12-2 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Jonathan Sheehan, U.C. Berkeley; Kristin Primus, U.C. Berkeley; John Carriero, UCLA; Janet Broughton, U.C. Berkeley

 Renaissance and Early Modern Studies

European Economic Integration and Populism: Foes or Allies?

Lecture | March 7 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Dariusz Adamski, University of Wrocław

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

Could it be that one of the most extraordinary experiments in international reconciliation and community-building in the history of mankind – European integration after World War II – has contributed to what European Commission President Juncker once dubbed “galloping populism”? Seeking an answer to this question, Dariusz Adamski will dissect the nature of the major economic policies of the...   More >

Dariusz Adamski

Curating Hans Hofmann: The Nature of Abstraction with Lucinda Barnes

Lecture | March 7 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Osher Theater

 Lucinda Barnes

 Arts + Design

Lucinda Barnes serves as Curator Emerita at the University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, after many years as Chief Curator and Director of Programs and Collections. At BAMPFA Barnes has curated and co-curated over forty exhibitions, including Measure of Time (2006), Human/Nature: Artists Respond to a Changing Planet (2009), Indeterminate Stillness: Looking at...   More >

Lunch Poems: Tarfia Faizullah

Reading - Literary | March 7 | 12:10-12:50 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Library

 Lunch Poems

Lunch Poems presents Tarfia Faizullah.

Create a Budget, Ditch Your Debt, and Start Building for the Future

Workshop | March 7 | 12:15-1 p.m. |  Sutardja Dai Hall

 Be Well at Work - Work/Life

What you need to know about budgeting, debt and making room for saving.

Why does it cost so much to build in the Bay Area?

Panel Discussion | March 7 | 12:15-1:30 p.m. | 250 Goldman School of Public Policy

 Berkeley Institute for the Future of Young Americans, Terner Center for Housing Innovation

Join us for a discussion about why it costs so much to build in the Bay Area. We'll have Andrew Cussen from RAD Urban along with Elizabeth Kuwada from Eden Housing discuss this topic. Elizabeth Kneebone from the Terner Center for Housing Innovation will moderate.

Librarian Office Hours at the SPH DREAM Office

Miscellaneous | February 7 – May 2, 2019 every Thursday | 1-3 p.m. | Berkeley Way West, 2220 (DREAM Office)

 Michael Sholinbeck

 Library

Drop by during office hours if you need help with your literature reviews; setting up searches in PubMed, Embase, and other databases; using EndNote, RefWorks, or other citation management software; finding statistics or data; and answering any other questions you may have.
NOTE: On Feb. 14: 2:15-3pm only

Econ 235, Financial Economics Student Seminar: Insurance Underwriting as Funding

Seminar | March 7 | 1-2 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Benjamin Knox

 Department of Economics

Copyright and Fair Use for Digital Projects

Workshop | March 7 | 1-2:30 p.m. | 356 Barrows Hall

 Rachael Samberg, Library

 Library

This training will help you navigate the copyright, fair use, and usage rights of including third-party content in your digital project. Whether you seek to embed video from other sources for analysis, post material you scanned from a visit to the archives, add images, upload documents, or more, understanding the basics of copyright and discovering a workflow for answering copyright-related...   More >

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Guided Tours: Hans Hofmann

Tour/Open House | March 7 | 1:15 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Explore Hans Hofmann’s dynamic and influential work with guided tours on selected Wednesdays, Sundays, and Free First Thursdays.

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 3 – December 29, 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 plants from around the world, learn about the vast diversity in the collection, and see what is currently in bloom. Meet at the Entry Plaza.

Free with Garden admission. Advanced registration not required

Seminar 242, Econometrics: "Foundations of Design-based Inference under Interference"

Seminar | March 7 | 3-4 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Peter Aronow, Yale

 Department of Economics

How to Prepare Human Subjects Protocols for Your Research Projects

Workshop | March 7 | 4-5 p.m. | 14 Durant Hall

 Leah Carroll, UC Berkeley Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

 UC Berkeley Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

If you missed the workshop given by the staff of the Office for the Protection of Human Subjects, or even if you were there, you may want to attend one of these workshops given by me -- Leah Carroll, Haas Scholars Program Manager and Advisor. Note that they are timed to be very shortly after SURF and Haas Scholars human subjects selection, respectively.

I will go through, step by step, the...   More >

Close-Kin Genetic Methods to Infer Demography and Dispersal Patterns of Mosquitoes

Seminar | March 7 | 4-5 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Professor John Marshall, Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, UC Berkeley

 Department of Statistics

Malaria, dengue, Zika and other mosquito-borne diseases continue to pose a major global health burden through much of the world, despite the widespread distribution of insecticide-based tools and antimalarial drugs. Consequently, there is interest in novel strategies to control these diseases, including the release of mosquitoes transfected with Wolbachia and engineered with CRISPR-based gene...   More >

The Uses and Abuses of Incarceration: Dehumanization, Slavery, and Profit: Spring 2019 Kadish Lecture

Lecture | March 7 | 4-6 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, Moot Court, room 140

 Professor Tommie Shelby, Caldwell Titcomb Professor of African and African American Studies & Philosophy, Harvard University Department of African and African American Studies & Department of Philosophy

 Professor Loic Wacquant, Professor of Sociology, UC Berkeley, Sociology; Professor Osagie Obasogie, Professor of Bioethics, Diversity and Health Disparities - Haas Distinguished Chair, UC Berkeley Haas Institute For A Fair and Inclusive Society

 Kadish Center for Morality, Law, & Public Affairs

Professor Tommie Shelby of Harvard will deliver the Kadish Lecture, "The Uses and Abuses of Incarceration: Dehumanization, Slavery, and Profit" with commentary from Professor Loic Wacquant, UC Berkeley Sociology, and Osagie K. Obasogie Professor of Bioethics and Diversity and Health Disparities--Haas Distinguished Chair.

Tommie Shelby is the Caldwell Titcomb Professor in the Department of...   More >

From local neighborhoods to global embeddings: unveiling structure in high-dimensional data

Seminar | March 7 | 4-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Gal Mishne, Gibbs Assistant Professor, Yale University

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

In this talk, I present new unsupervised geometric approaches for extracting structure from large-scale high-dimensional data.

Hegemonies of Language and Their Discontents: The Southwest North American Region Since 1540

Colloquium | March 7 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 2538 Channing (Inst. for the Study of Societal Issues), Wildavsky Conference Room

 Carlos G. Vélez-Ibáñez, ASU Regents' Professor; Presidential Motorola Professor of Neighborhood Revitalization; Founding Director Emeritus, School of Transborder Studies; Professor, School of Human Evolution and Social Change; Emeritus Professor of Anthropology of the University, University of Arizona

 Center for Native American Issues Research on

Spanish and English have fought a centuries-long battle for dominance in the Southwest North American Region, commonly known as the U.S.-Mexico transborder region. Covering the time period of 1540 to the present, the book provides a deep and broad understanding of the contradictory methods of establishing language supremacy and details the linguistic and cultural processes used by penetrating...   More >

Mathematics Department Colloquium: Iwahori Kazhdan-Lusztig equivalence and other animals

Colloquium | March 7 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Dennis Gaitsgory, Harvard

 Department of Mathematics

In their influential series of papers in the 90's, Kazhdan and Lusztig established an equivalence between the category of G(O)-integrable representations of the Kac-Moody Lie algebra and the category of modules over the "big" (i.e., Lusztig's) quantum group. In this talk we will explain what happens if we try to describe in terms of the quantum group the full affine category O. We will also...   More >

TDPS Speaker Series | Pina Bausch's Aggressive Tenderness

Lecture | March 7 | 5-6 p.m. | 44B Dwinelle Hall | Note change in time

 Telory D. Arendell, Associate Professor of Theatre and Dance, Missouri State University

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

In this talk, Telory Arendell argues that Pina Bausch takes what other practitioners have written as praxis (theory/practice) and reverses it: she makes the theory practical. Bausch disables gender and explores the breaking point between tenderness and violence in human interactions. Arendell believes that experimental theater should include at least a nod to Bausch’s oeuvre as a...   More >

Telory Arendell

Graduate Student Happy Hour!

Social Event | March 7 | 5-7 p.m. | Eshleman Hall, Bear's Lair Tavern

 Graduate Assembly

Bear's Lair Tavern is where it's at for the monthly Graduate Student Happy Hour! Open to ALL Graduate Students! Free nosh (supplies may be limited) and drink specials.

EECS Women's History Month: Research Talks

Presentation | March 7 | 5-6 p.m. | 540AB Cory Hall

 Gireeja Ranade, Assistant Teaching Professor, UC Berkeley EECS; Ruzena Bajcsy, Professor, UC Berkeley EECS

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Come listen to Professor Ruzena Bajcsy and Professor Gireeja Ranade talk about the interesting research that they do. Join HKN in celebrating the impactful research contributions of female faculty in the Berkeley EECS Department.

Workspace for Working on Your Human Subjects Protocol

Workshop | March 7 | 5-6 p.m. | 14 Durant Hall

 Leah Carroll, UC Berkeley Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

 UC Berkeley Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

Come work on your human subjects protocol in a space where others are doing the same, and one representative of the Haas Scholars or SURF program will be present to answer questions and guide you.

Balancing Between the Institutional and Alternative: Strategies for Collectively Performing Cinema across the Geographic and Ideological Borders of the Cold War

Lecture | March 7 | 5-6 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Megan Hoetger, UC Berkeley Performance Studies

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

At a time when non-, anti-, and counter-cinema practices faced heavy state censorship with little in the way of art institutional or film industrial support, filmmakers and artists forged new ways of circulating their work at local levels, as well as across national borders. Looking to the Viennese context as a case study, this talk examines the entangled development of two forms of artist...   More >

Language Change and Narrative Form from Ó Cadhain to Ferrante

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

 Barry McCrea, University of Notre Dame

 Institute of European Studies, Irish Studies Program

This talk looks at the difficulties faced by minor languages in founding traditions of the realist novel, and explores what these difficulties can tell us about the nature of the genre itself.

Speaker: Barry McCrea is a novelist and scholar of modern European, Latin American, and Irish literature. He most recent book is Languages of the Night: Minor Languages and the Literary Imagination in...   More >

Barry McCrea (University of Notre Dame)

Critical Public Theology: How to Use and Not to Use the Bible in Contemporary Public Issues

Lecture | March 7 | 5-7 p.m. | 820 Barrows Hall | Note change in location

 Konrad Schmid, Professor of Old Testament Science and Early Jewish Religious History, University of Zürich

 Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion

The Bible sometimes plays a major role in current, political discourses, especially in the United States. As a project, public theology supports efforts to let the Bible speak to contemporary, public concerns. But using the Bible in this way involves many potential traps. How can a 2000 year old book provide guidance for social and political challenges? Should it do so at all? This lecture argues...   More >

Science and the Mortuary Landscape: Sather Lecture Series: A Bronze Age Greek State in Formation

Lecture | March 7 | 5:30 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Jack L. Davis, Blegen Professor of Greek Archaeology, University of Cincinnati

 Department of Classics

Internationally recognized scholar of Bronze Age Greece offers a series of lectures showing how the archaeological record sheds light on culture and communal life of early Greece.

Career Connections: Sports Industry

Social Event | March 7 | 6-8 p.m. |  Career Center (2440 Bancroft Way)

 Cal Alumni Association, Career Center

Alumni and student networking event.

Theoretically Speaking Series — The Predictive Brain

Panel Discussion | March 7 | 6-7:30 p.m. |  David Brower Center

 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Celeste Kidd, UC Berkeley; Bruno Olshausen, UC Berkeley; Christos Papadimitriou, Columbia University; Michael Pollan, UC Berkeley

 Anil Ananthaswamy, Fall 2018 Simons Institute Journalist in Residence

 Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing

How does the brain perceive? Does it use the information coming in through the various senses, such as our eyes and ears, and build up a perception of the world outside from the bottom up? Or is it doing something quite different? New thinking in neuroscience suggests that the brain builds models of what’s out there and uses these models to interpret the incoming sensory data—an idea that goes...   More >

Oliver Wyman Infosession

Information Session | March 7 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Latimer Hall, Bixby North (Room 110B)

 Oliver Wyman

Join Tau Beta Pi on Thursday, March 7th for an information and networking session with Oliver Wyman at Bixby North (Latimer 110B). Oliver Wyman is a global management consulting firm specializing in strategy and applied data science across industries including retail, banking, and health and life sciences. Food will be provided.

Book Launch for Lyn Hejinian's Positions of the Sun: with Trisha Low and Noah Warren

Reading - Literary | March 7 | 6:30 p.m. |  Mrs. Dalloway's Bookstore

 2904 College Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94720-1030

 Lyn Hejinian, John F. Hotchkis Professor of English, Berkeley English

 Department of English

Please join us for a book launch for Lyn Hejinian's *Positions of the Sun*, featuring readings by Lyn Hejinian, Trisha Low, and Noah Warren.

To reserve your seat, purchase a copy of Lyn Hejinian's Positions of the Sun at Mrs. Dalloway's Bookstore or mrsdalloways.com.

*Positions of the Sun* is a sometimes melancholy, sometimes militant cross-genre experiment, combining elements of (largely...   More >

EECS Women's History Month: JewelrEE Making Social

Social Event | March 7 | 7-10 p.m. | 540AB Cory Hall

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Come join UC Berkeley HKN and the EECS department make jewelry out of EE components as part of Berkeley EECS Women's History Month. It'll be a great way to meet new people and have fun.

Everyone welcome!

Berkeley EECS Women's History Month is a month-long celebration of diversity in EE and CS during Women's History Month, the month of March.

Ticket of No Return

Film - Feature | March 7 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Ottinger describes this melodrama as a portrait of “two unusual but also highly dissimilar women: one, rather Barefoot Contessa in style; the other, more Nights of Cabiria.” Both women are drinking themselves to death, one by conscious choice, the other unconsciously. Throughout the film, which is divided into stations in what amounts to a drinker’s sightseeing tour of Berlin’s underside, the two...   More >