<< Week of October 18 >>

Sunday, October 13, 2019

Volleyball vs. Arizona

Sport - Intercollegiate - Volleyball | October 13 | 12 p.m. |  Haas Pavilion

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Volleyball hosts Arizona at Haas Pavilion.

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

Reading: Eric Dolan, Fego Navarro, Tongo Eisen-Martin

Reading - Literary | October 13 | 1:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Eric Dolan, curator for the Bay Area Poetry Marathon, writes puke-pop nonsense for the disenfranchised masses; he has written, designed, and built sixty-three booklets of poetry since moving to California. Salvadoran-American rapper/actor Fego Navarro’s recent projects include releasing his album Heart of Man and acting in the film Love Cecy. Heaven Is All Goodbyes, the most recent book by poet,...   More >

Kaifinama: A documentary on Kaifi Azmi (South Asian Literature and Arts Festival)

Film - Documentary | October 13 | 2-4 p.m. | #37 Serra Theatre

 200 Serra Way, Milpitas, CA 95035

 Institute for South Asia Studies, South Asia Art Initiative at UC Berkeley, Art Forum SF

Join us for the Bay Area's first South Asian Literature & Art Festival, presented by Art Forum SF in collaboration with the UC Berkeley Institute of South Asian Studies.

  Buy tickets online

The Kingdom of Cards: An English adaptation of Tagore's "Tasher Desh" presented by EnActe Arts

Performing Arts - Theater | October 13 | 2-4 p.m. |  Cubberley Theatre

 4000 Middlefield Rd, Palo Alto, CA 95014

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Enacte Arts, The Tagore Program on Literature, Culture and Philosophy at UC Berkeley, The Subir & Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies

Rabindranath Tagore’s poetic fantasy examines a kingdom of two dimensional playing cards strictly regulated by the cold rule of conformity.

 Use code KOCISAS for a 20% discount!. Tickets go on sale September 12. Buy tickets online

In the Image: Palestinian Women Capture the Occupation

Film - Documentary | October 13 | 2:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Films about Palestinian life under Israeli occupation appear in festivals around the world, but few are actually created by those living it. In the Image springs from a unique joint Israeli–Palestinian endeavor, The Camera Project, which gave video equipment to Palestinian women living in the occupied West Bank. Their day-to-day recordings capture both the mundane and the extraordinary,...   More >

Sankai Juku: Meguri: Teeming Sea, Tranquil Land

Performing Arts - Dance | October 13 | 3-5 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Cal Performances

A stone wall carved with fossils of sea lilies overlooks a sand-dusted stage, where eight dancers from this internationally renowned butoh company enter into a sublime dialogue with gravity. Meguri is a meditative visual poem by Ushio Amagatsu, Sankai Juku’s artistic director, that reflects on the passage of time through imagery and movement inspired by the ebb and flow of water, and the cycle of...   More >

$30–$78 (prices subject to change)

  Tickets go on sale August 6. Buy tickets online or by calling 510-642-9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Sankai Juku performs Meguri: Teeming Sea, Tranquil Land Saturday–Sunday, October 12–13, 2019 in Zellerbach Hall. (credit: Courtesy of Sankai Juku)

Jonathan Biss, piano: The Complete Piano Sonatas of Ludwig van Beethoven

Performing Arts - Music | October 13 | 3-5 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Cal Performances

Programs:
Saturday, October 12
Piano Sonata No. 15 in D major, Op. 28, Pastoral
Piano Sonata No. 20 in G major, Op. 49, No. 2
Piano Sonata No. 3 in C major, Op. 2, No. 3
Piano Sonata No. 27 in E minor, Op. 90
Piano Sonata No. 28 in A major, Op. 101

Sunday, October 13
Piano Sonata No. 6 in F major, Op. 10, No. 2
Piano Sonata No. 10 in G major, Op. 14, No. 2
Piano Sonata No. 18 in...   More >

$68 (prices subject to change)

  Tickets go on sale August 6. Buy tickets online or by calling 510-642-9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Cal Performances presents Jonathan Biss performing The Complete Piano Sonatas of Ludwig van Beethoven in Hertz Hall. (credit: Benjamin Ealovega)

First Graders: (Avali ha)

Film - Feature | October 13 | 4:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Innocence meets regulation and play meets punishment in this documentary on unwary first graders reporting for their first day of school. Filming in one of Tehran’s poorest school districts, Kiarostami splits the action between two polarized battlegrounds: the playground and the principal’s office. In one, ways of socializing, communicating, and working in groups are taught or intuited; in the...   More >

First Graders: (Avali ha)

Film - Feature | October 13 | 4:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Innocence meets regulation and play meets punishment in this documentary on unwary first graders reporting for their first day of school. Filming in one of Tehran’s poorest school districts, Kiarostami splits the action between two polarized battlegrounds: the playground and the principal’s office. In one, ways of socializing, communicating, and working in groups are taught or intuited; in the...   More >

Full: Harrison Concerto

Performing Arts - Music | October 13 | 5:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Performances of Lou Harrison’s 1986 Concerto for Piano with Javanese Gamelan are rare, since the piece requires a radical retuning of the piano to match the gamelan’s temperament. It is one of the most beautiful of Harrison’s hybrid works combining Eastern and Western instruments. For these special performances, phenomenal pianist Sarah Cahill teams up with Gamelan Sari Raras, a performing...   More >

From All Corners Off the Mic! A Conversation with Benny Corona: Stories and Q&A with the first I-House resident to be featured on the new podcast series

Social Event | October 13 | 6-8 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium

 Benny Corona, Goldman School of Public Policy

 International House

Listened to the podcast From All Corners? Want to get to know Benny Corona even more? Love tacos?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, then From All Corners Off The Mic is the perfect event for you!!! This will be a great and meaningful way to spend your Sunday (10/13 at 6 pm) as well as enjoy a free taco bar!!

From All Corners shares stories from UC Berkeley’s International House...   More >

  RSVP online

Benny Corona, Grad Student at the Goldman School of Public Policy

The Kingdom of Cards: An English adaptation of Tagore's "Tasher Desh" presented by EnActe Arts

Performing Arts - Theater | October 13 | 6-8 p.m. |  Cubberley Theatre

 4000 Middlefield Rd, Palo Alto, CA 95014

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Enacte Arts, The Tagore Program on Literature, Culture and Philosophy at UC Berkeley, The Subir & Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies

Rabindranath Tagore’s poetic fantasy examines a kingdom of two dimensional playing cards strictly regulated by the cold rule of conformity.

 Use code KOCISAS for a 20% discount!. Tickets go on sale September 12. Buy tickets online

This Sporting Life

Film - Feature | October 13 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Lindsay Anderson’s first feature plunges into the muck of manhood: it opens in the midst of a blunt, muddy clash of bodies on the rugby field. A tooth-crushing punch batters footballer Richard Harris and knocks loose a series of fragmented flashbacks, to the mines and to a boarding house where a pretty widow (Rachel Roberts) resists Harris’s ungainly advances, until a violent need erupts. These...   More >

Full: Harrison Concerto

Performing Arts - Music | October 13 | 7:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Performances of Lou Harrison’s 1986 Concerto for Piano with Javanese Gamelan are rare, since the piece requires a radical retuning of the piano to match the gamelan’s temperament. It is one of the most beautiful of Harrison’s hybrid works combining Eastern and Western instruments. For these special performances, phenomenal pianist Sarah Cahill teams up with Gamelan Sari Raras, a performing...   More >

Monday, October 14, 2019

CED Fall Open House for Prospective Master’s Students

Information Session | October 14 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

Mon, Oct 14 - Prospective masters students are invited to attend classes, meet professors and explore Wurster Hall at this CED Fall Open House. All are welcome, please join us!

Berkeley MEng Webinar for International Students

Information Session | October 14 | 9 a.m.-10 p.m. |  2451 Ridge Road, Shire Hall (Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership)

 Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership

Join our Admissions Advisor Yvette Vranik and current IEOR MEng International students, Alumni from Ecole Polytechnique, Youssef and Emillien, to learn more about our interdisciplinary Master of Engineering program, where we will discuss and answer questions about our innovative leadership curriculum, capstone projects, technical concentrations, dedicated career services, and admissions criteria....   More >

EHS 403 RUA On-Boarding

Course | October 14 | 10:30-11:30 a.m. | 370 University Hall

 JS

 Office of Environment, Health & Safety

CDB Special Seminar: The life of an mRNA is controlled by DEAD-box ATPases

Seminar | October 14 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building

 Karsten Weis, ETH Zürich

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Stephen A. Burns

Seminar | October 14 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 489 Minor Hall

 Stephen A. Burns, PhD, School of Optometry, Indiana University

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Charlotta Johnsson — Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

Seminar | October 14 | 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Charlotta Johnsson, Lund University

 Industrial Engineering & Operations Research

bstract: “The pace of change has never been this fast .. yet it will never again be this slow” (source unknown). This implies that there will be major shifts in our society, including industry and manufacturing. Some even speak about a fourth industrial revolution. We find many names for those we love, hence commonly used terms for this shift include: Smart industry, Smart manufacturing,...   More >

Alliance for Disability Access (ADA) Luncheon: Join us for a pizza lunch meet and greet!

Social Event | October 14 | 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. | University Hall, Room 24 (in basement)

 Staff Alliance for Disability Access

Students, faculty and staff are invited to join the Alliance for Disability Access (ADA) staff organization for a pizza lunch with snacks and salad. Find out about current ADA projects and get to know your colleagues in the campus community of the disabled.

Job Search Effectiveness

Workshop | October 14 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 198 University Hall

 Human Resources

We all know the importance of writing a good resume and responding to interview questions. But these tasks don’t stand alone. This workshop explores the structure of an effective job search in the UC Berkeley context

Gauri Mahulikar | On Manuscriptology

Workshop | October 14 | 12-2 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Gauri Mahulikar, Sanskrit Scholar and Officiating Vice Chancellor & Dean of Faculty, Chinmaya Vishwavidyapeeth

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Department of South & Southeast Asian Studies, Catherine and William L. Magistretti Distinguished Professor in South and Southeast Asian Studies, Townsend Working Group “South Asia Studies: Theories and Methods

A workshop for UC Berkeley graduate students led by eminent Sanskritist and Officiating Vice Chancellor & Dean of Faculty at Chinmaya Vishwavidyapeeth, Prof. Gauri Mahulikar.

Combinatorics Seminar: Permutation tableaux and two models in statistical mechanics

Seminar | October 14 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Einar Steingrimsson, University of Strathclyde

 Department of Mathematics

Various pattern-avoiding 0/1-fillings of Ferrers diagrams are in bijection with permutations, where several statistics on the permutations translate into statistics on the filled diagrams (or tableaux). Two such bijections from permutations are to the Le-tableaux arising from Postnikov's work on the nonnegative Grassmannian and the EW-tableaux originally defined in Ehrenborg and van...   More >

GSPP Research Seminar

Seminar | October 14 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Goldman School of Public Policy, Room 105 (in 2607 Hearst St)

 Pamela Herd, Georgetown McCourt School

 Goldman School of Public Policy

Goldman School of Public Policy Research Seminar
Mondays 12:10-1:30
Pizza Served

Political Economy Seminar: “Identity and Information in Organizations"

Seminar | October 14 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Maggie Penn, Professor, Emory

 Department of Economics

The Political Economy Seminar focuses on formal and quantitative work in the political economy field, including formal political theory.

Phononic Frequency Combs – A New Addition to Photonics and MEMS

Seminar | October 14 | 2-3 p.m. | 3110 Etcheverry Hall

 Adarsh Ganesan, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Researcher; US National Institute of Standards and Technology

 Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME)

Abstract: Phononic frequency combs (PFC) are the mechanical analogs of celebrated photonic frequency combs. These represent a newly documented physical phenomenon in the well researched physical domain of MEMS resonators [1].

The emergence of PFC is mediated by nonlinear modal coupling. Through a series of experiments with MEMS resonators, various features of PFC have now been identified....   More >

john a. powell in conversation with Lawrence Lanahan on race and segregation

Presentation | October 14 | 3-5 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, Booth Auditorium | 175 Boalt Hall | UC Berkeley Law School

 john a. powell, Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society; Lawrence Lanahan

 Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society

Join us on Monday, October 14 for a talk by Lawrence Lanahan, author of The Lines Between Us: Two Families and a Quest to Cross Baltimore's Racial Divide who will be in conversation with Haas Institute director john a. powell.

Growing out of his public radio series of the same name, this new book looks at segregation and inequality in the Baltimore region from the Fair Housing Act to the...   More >

Differential Geometry Seminar: Scalable spaces

Seminar | October 14 | 3-4 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall | Note change in date

 Fedor Manin, UCSB

 Department of Mathematics

Given a Riemannian manifold $M$, harmonic forms induce a map $H^*(M;\mathbb R) \to \Omega ^*(M)$ which is in general not multiplicative. Manifolds for which it is are called geometrically formal and besides compact symmetric spaces few examples are known. A different picture emerges when we ask about the existence of some multiplicative map $H^*(M;\mathbb R) \to \Omega ^*(M)$. For example, such a...   More >

Careers in Speech Language Pathology

Information Session | October 14 | 3-4 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Adam Politis (UCB Ling, 2002), Chief of the Speech Language Pathology Section National Institutes of Health Clinical Center

 Department of Linguistics

Arithmetic Geometry and Number Theory RTG Seminar: Irreducible components of Affine Deligne-Lusztig varieties.

Seminar | October 14 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Yihang Zhu, Columbia

 Department of Mathematics

The set of irreducible components of an affine Deligne-Lusztig variety is interesting for many applications related to Shimura varieties. A natural symmetry group J acts on this set, and it is desirable to determine the orbits and the stabilizers of this action. In joint work with Rong Zhou, we prove a formula for the number of orbits, earlier conjectured by Miaofen Chen and Xinwen Zhu. In joint...   More >

Ziv Scully – SOAP: One Clean Analysis of All Age-Based Scheduling Policies

Seminar | October 14 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 1174 Etcheverry Hall

 Ziv Scully, Carnegie Mellon University

 Industrial Engineering & Operations Research

Abstract: Scheduling policies are at the heart of computer systems. The right scheduling policy can dramatically reduce response times, ensure fairness, provide class-based priority, etc., without requiring additional resources. While stochastic response time analysis (e.g. in the M/G/1 queueing model) of different scheduling policies has been the focus of many theoretical papers, results are...   More >

Switches, sensors, and new shapes: from design of new functions to cellular consequences of allostery

Seminar | October 14 | 4-5 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Tanja Kortemme, University of California, San Francisco

 College of Chemistry

I plan to discuss our most recent work in computational protein design (we have designed new, modular small-molecule sensors that function in living cells, and new protein shapes with atom-level control). I will then focus on a more biological problem: How do protein switches control diverse protein functions in the cell, given the interconnectedness of biological processes? We have focused on a...   More >

Cities of the Dead: The Moscow and Paris Cemeteries

Lecture | October 14 | 4-6 p.m. | B-4 Dwinelle Hall

 Olga Matich, Professor Emerita of Slavic, Professor of the Graduate School, UC Berkeley

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

The third lecture in the Fall 2019 Slavic Graduate Colloquium Series.

Embodiment and Multisensorialty during Interactions of Teaching and Care within US Families

Colloquium | October 14 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Berkeley Way West, Room 1102, Berkeley Way West (2121 Berkeley Way, Berkeley, CA 94720)

 Marjorie (Candy) Goodwin, UCLA, Anthropology

 Graduate School of Education

This presentation investigates multi-sensory embodied practices entailed during moments of enskillment and care. I examine the embodied work entailed in orchestrating teaching in activities, such as baking cookies or shopping for fruit, and how intimate, affiliative, co-operative haptic human sociality is accomplished through the intertwining of interacting bodies.

Marjorie (Candy) Goodwin

Gauri Mahulikar | Ramakatha in the Oral Tradition of Maharashtra

Lecture | October 14 | 4-6 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Gauri Mahulikar, Sanskrit Scholar and Officiating Vice Chancellor & Dean of Faculty, Chinmaya Vishwavidyapeeth

 Robert Goldman, Professor of Sanskrit and Catherine and William L. Magistretti Distinguished Professor in South & Southeast Asian Studies

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Department of South & Southeast Asian Studies, Catherine and William L. Magistretti Distinguished Professor in South and Southeast Asian Studies, Townsend Working Group “South Asia Studies: Theories and Methods

A talk by eminent scholar of Sanskrit, Prof. Gauri Mahulikar

Seminar 208, Microeconomic Theory: "Coordination on Networks"

Seminar | October 14 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Matthew Leister, Monash University

 Department of Economics

OpenTable Info-Session

Information Session | October 14 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Open Table is a real-time online reservation network for fine-dining. From helping restaurants of all sizes thrive, to enabling diners to find and book the perfect table for every occasion, Open Table’s story is one of human connection—among diners and restaurants, and between restaurants and their communities.

Jack Marketon, a Senior Software Engineer on Open Table’s Consumer Web team, will...   More >

Contemporary Indigenous Arts Showcase with Tanya Lukin Linklater and Friends

Lecture | October 14 | 6:30-8 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Tanya Lukin Linklater; Sarah Biscarra Dilley; Alan Palaez Lopez; Patrick V. Naranjo; Beth Piatote

 Arts + Design

Presented by the UC Berkeley America Indian Graduate Program and Native American Studies

Tanya Lukin Linklater, Artist; Alutiiq; Native Villages of Afognak and Port Lions.
Sarah Biscarra Dilley, Artist, Independent Curator, Writer.
Alan Palaez Lopez, Poet, Visual Performance Artist; Comparative Ethnic Studies, UC Berkeley.
Patrick V. Naranjo, Santa Clara Pueblo; Executive Director of UC...   More >

Heart Chan Meditation

Course | September 23 – November 11, 2019 every Monday | 7-8:30 p.m. |  Anthony Hall

Heart Chan, Heart Chan at Berkeley

 Heart Chan

Start the journey for Heart Chan Meditation
seeking harmony of mind, body, spirit
gain true wisdom and joy from your inner self
make meditation part of your modern daily life.

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

BPM DiSC Assessment

Workshop | October 15 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | #24 University Hall

 Human Resources

This workshop is for UC Berkeley Staff. The content covers the DiSC® model, providing a common language for people to use to better understand themselves and adapt their behaviors with others.

  Register online

Fossil Coffee Presents: Rowan Lockwood: Oysters past and present, and the future of the Chesapeake Bay

Seminar | October 15 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 1101 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Rowan Lockwood, William & Mary

 UCMP

Seminar 217, Risk Management: Testing for strategic interaction in social and economic network formation

Seminar | October 15 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Speaker: Bryan Graham, UC Berkeley

 Consortium for Data Analytics in Risk

Biocatalysis and complex molecule synthesis

Seminar | October 15 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Alison Narayan, Life Sciences Institute, University of Michigan

 College of Chemistry

Natural sources, such as plants, fungi and microbes, have historically provided compounds with potent pharmaceutical properties. While it can be challenging to build complex natural products in a lab using existing chemistry methods, Nature has perfected these biosynthetic pathways. The work described leverages the power of Nature’s tools for building complex molecules to synthesize novel...   More >

Thermal thresholds increase the vulnerability of coastal Los Angeles to temperature-linked increases in West Nile virus transmission

Lecture | October 15 | 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 5101 Berkeley Way West

 Public Health, School of

Dr. Skaff is a postdoctoral scholar in the Division of Environmental Health Sciences in the Berkeley School of Public Health. His expertise spans the ecology, evolution and epidemiology of vector-borne diseases in changing environments.

Temperature variation across critical threshold ranges can generate highly localized discontinuities in infectious disease transmission. Here, we present...   More >

Student Faculty Macro Lunch - “Saving-Constrained Households”

Presentation | October 15 | 12-1 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Dan Murphy, University of Virginia

 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 October 11.

Book Talk with Michelle Steinbeck: My Father was a Man on Land and a Whale in the Water

Lecture | October 15 | 12-1 p.m. | 303 Doe Library

 Library, Institute of European Studies

Michelle Steinbeck is a Swiss author, curator, and editor whose 2016 debut novel My Father was a Man on Land and a Whale in the Water (Mein Vater war ein Mann an Land und im Wasser ein Walfisch), published by Lenos Verlag, was nominated for both the Swiss and the German Book Prize. It has been described by one reviewer as ". . .one of the most audacious, exuberant and thrilling novels I’ve read...   More >

Investing in the UC Retirement Savings (BEUHS346)

Workshop | October 15 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club

 Laura Crymble, Fidelity

 Be Well at Work - Work/Life

Basics of investing, overview of funds available through the Retirement Savings Program, and investment approaches based on risk tolerance, investing horizon and involvement level.

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.

Space Physics Seminar

Seminar | September 17 – December 3, 2019 every Tuesday | 1-2 p.m. | 325 LeConte Hall

 Space Sciences Laboratory (SSL)

Creating Undergraduate Discovery Projects: Strategies for Making the Most of Your Undergraduate Years

Workshop | October 15 | 3 p.m. | Durant Hall, Room 9

 Office of Undergraduate Research

At UC Berkeley, undergraduates develop their passions through discovery projects that deepen their learning, better the world, and launch their futures. In this workshop, you gain strategies for creating powerful learning experiences, seeking funding for your projects, and building community at UC Berkeley in a way that will support your life goals.

C. H. Li Memorial Lecture: The Evolution of Olfactory Systems in Flies, Mice and Machines

Seminar | October 15 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building

 Richard Axel, Columbia University

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

C. H. Li Memorial Lectures

Arts in the Afternoon: Chamber Music - University Symphony Orchestra

Performing Arts - Music | October 15 | 4-6 p.m. | Women's Faculty Club, Stebbins Lounge

 Women's Faculty Club

Chamber Music directed by Leighton Fong.

Cello Music: New and Old
Works by Debussy, Faure and Christian Wollf

  RSVP by calling Front Desk at 510-642-4175, or by emailing Front Desk at womensfacultyclub@gmail.com by October 14.

Exploring Fast Chemistries "On-Water": Emulsions, Sprays, and the Air-Water Interface

Seminar | October 15 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Himanshu Mishra, Biological and Environmental Science and Engineering Division, King Abdullah University of Science and Engineering

 College of Chemistry

Recent reports on dramatically accelerated organic reactions at water-hydrophobe interfaces, viz. oil-water emulsions, the air-water interface, and sprays comprising water microdroplets, have sparked much interest. While the causative role of “interfaces” has been invoked in all of these scenarios, detailed mechanistic insights remain elusive. Towards understanding the real meaning of various...   More >

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

Information Session | October 15 | 4-5 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 >

Seminar 281, International Trade and Finance: Sorting, Endogenous Amenities and Spatial Inequality in Cities

Seminar | October 15 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Matthias hoelsztein, UC Berkeley

 Department of Economics

Abstract: In this paper, I characterize and quantify a new economic force underlying observed spatial inequality in cities that is based on simultaneous sorting of skill groups and firms across space. In contrast to recent theoretical and empirical work emphasizing the role of reduced form spillovers to the local skill composition, spatial sorting in my model is driven by variation in localized,...   More >

International Grad Meetup: Big C Hike

Social Event | October 15 | 5-6 p.m. |  International House

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Connect with other international graduate students on this short hike to a local landmark in the hills above campus. Take a break from your busy semester to make some new friends, relieve stress, and enjoy the beautiful fall weather!

We will be meeting in front of the International House at 5 PM. It's an easy half-hour hike to the Big C with a breath-taking view of the Bay from the top....   More >

Beyond the Pressure to Perform: On the Concept of "Leistung" in 19th Century Germany

Lecture | October 15 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Nina Verheyen, Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities (KWI), Essen, Germany

 Institute of European Studies, Center for German and European Studies, Pacific Regional Office of the German Historical Institute Washington

"Leistung" is a key concept of public debates in Germany today, and even though the term itself has a rather neutral or positive meaning – « work performance » would be an adequate translation – the debates it is used in very often have a negative connotation. These debates deal with the quantification of performance in so-called neoliberal times, the spreading of all forms of competition...   More >

Nina Verheyen

Ali Asgar (Tara) | In Between Lands and Territories: Love, Loss and Survival

Lecture | October 15 | 5-7 p.m. | 10 Stephens Hall

 Ali Asgar (Tara), Transdisciplinary artist and cultural producer

 Lawrence Cohen, Professor in Anthropology and South and Southeast Asian Studies and the co-director of the Medical Anthropology Program

 Institute for South Asia Studies, The Subir & Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies, The South Asia Art Initiative, Arts Research Center

A talk by Ali Asgar (Tara), a transdisciplinary artist and cultural producer whose work focuses primarily on the body and the relationship between body and space.

5th Year MIDS Open House

Special Event | October 15 | 5-7:30 p.m. | 210 South Hall

 Information, School of

Thinking about applying to 5th Year MIDS? Join I School faculty, staff, alumni, and students for a fun and informative evening in South Hall to learn more!

Film Screening Series: Arab Cities | Al Awda Ila Homs

Film - Documentary | October 15 | 5:30-8 p.m. | 172 Wurster Hall

 Ahmad Diab, Professor, Department of Near Eastern Studies, University of California, Berkeley; Ussama Makdisi, Visiting Professor, Department of History, University of California, Berkeley

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Screening: ‘AL-AWDA ILA HOMS ’ (THE RETURN TO HOMS)

Director: Tarek Derki, 2013 (89 min)

Guests: Prof. Ahmad Diab (Department of Near-Eastern Studies) and Prof. Ussama Makdisi (Department of History)

Moderated by: Heba Alnajada (Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Architecture)

Synopsis: A documentary that looks behind the barricades of besieged Homs and the material and immaterial...   More >

Apple Info-Session: Careers in Hardware Panel

Information Session | October 15 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center, Sibley Auditorium

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Hear from Apple engineers about their education and career journeys, and ask questions about your own path and opportunities at Apple.

Berkeley MEng + SkyDeck Networking Night

Special Event | October 15 | 6-8 p.m. |  Berkeley SkyDeck

 2150 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership

  Buy tickets online

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Combinatorics Reading Seminar: Ice Models for Type A

Seminar | October 16 | 11:10 a.m.-12:10 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Yulia Alexandr, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

This talk will focus on combinatorial objects called ice models, which arise in statistical mechanics. We will start by exploring the relationship between semi-standard Young tableaux and Gelfand-Tsetlin patterns, and see how the Shur polynomial can be defined in terms of those objects. In general, given rules for a tableaux representing a branching rule for GL(n, C), we define a bijection...   More >

Study Abroad Office Hours at EOP

Miscellaneous | October 2 – December 4, 2019 every Wednesday with exceptions | 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, EOP at MLK BNorth

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Interested in studying abroad? A Berkeley Study Abroad Peer Adviser will hold office hours at EOP every Wednesday from 11:30am-1:30pm during the fall semester to answer questions about program options, scholarships, how to apply and additional services offered!

Sign-up for a spot on http://tinyurl.com/eopstudyabroad.

Townsend Book Chat with Stephen Best: None Like Us: Blackness, Belonging, Aesthetic Life

Lecture | October 16 | 12-1 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens

 Townsend Center for the Humanities

Questioning the assumption that the slave past provides an explanatory prism for understanding the black political present, Best offers a new way of understanding the constitution of black subjectivity.

Armenians in Ethiopia: Foreignness, Politics, and the Making of a Homeland in Diaspora

Lecture | October 16 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 270 Stephens Hall

 Boris Adjemian, Director, AGBU Nubar Library (Paris)

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

In the academic literature and typologies, the Armenian diaspora is widely characterized as a classical example of trading diaspora, middlemen minority, and/or victim diaspora. In this conception diasporas are supposed to be de-territorialized, inextricably linked to the remote fatherland of their ancestors, whereas their attachment to the host society would remain superficial and depoliticized....   More >

CITRIS Research Exchange - Lisa Yeo

Seminar | October 16 | 12-1 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium, 310

 CITRIS and the Banatao Institute

CITRIS Research Exchange is free and open to the public. Each one-hour seminar starts at 12 pm and is hosted at the Banatao Auditorium in Sutardja Dai Hall on the UC Berkeley campus unless otherwise noted. Register by the Monday prior to the event to receive lunch.

  RSVP online

600 Million and Counting: How Demographers Missed the Astonishing Population Reduction Caused by China's Birth Planning Program: A Demography Brown Bag Talk

Colloquium | October 16 | 12-1 p.m. | 2232 Piedmont, Seminar Room

 Daniel Goodkind, Independent Researcher

 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.

Plant and Microbial Biology Seminar: "Probing Photosynthesis in C3 Plants"

Seminar | October 16 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall

 Maureen Hanson, Cornell University

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

Maureen R. Hanson is the Liberty Hyde Bailey Professor in the Department of Molecular Biology & Genetics. She received a B.S. degree at Duke University and a Ph.D. in Cell and Developmental Biology from Harvard University. Her lab aims to understand the mechanism of RNA editing in chloroplasts and mitochondria of plants, which results in modification of specifics Cs to Us in transcripts, altering...   More >

Blade(let) Makers and Communities of Practice at Kharaneh IV

Lecture | October 16 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Felicia De Peña, Department of Anthropology, UC Berkeley

 Archaeological Research Facility

Educational processes like teaching and learning are important components of enculturational processes. The act of learning a skill, practicing the skill in daily life, and transmitting a body of knowledge is a dynamic and ever-changing representation of sociocultural practices that reflects the doxa and habitus of a practicing group. In this talk, I will discuss the current methods I employ to...   More >

MVZ LUNCH SEMINAR - Eva K. Fischer: Title TBA

Seminar | October 16 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 VLSB, Grinnell-Miller Library

 Eva K. Fischer

 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 >

Gospel Chorus: Noon Concert Series

Performing Arts - Music | October 16 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

Mark Wilson, Director

Free. No reserved seating.

Doors: 12:00pm
Concert: 12:15-1pm

The Sense of Fairness in Chimpanzees and Children

Colloquium | October 16 | 12:10-1:15 p.m. | 1104 Berkeley Way West

 Jan Engelmann, Assistant Professor, UC Berkeley Psychology

 Institute of Personality and Social Research

It is often argued that the sense of fairness consists in an aversion to unequal resource distributions. Standard accounts claim that chimpanzees react negatively to allocations in which they receive less than others, while children, from around 8 years onwards, also react negatively to allocations in which they receive more than others. I will review recent evidence suggesting two modifications...   More >

Decreasing an Elder's Isolation and Loneliness (BEUHS185)

Workshop | October 16 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club

 Joy Zhang, Mon Ami; Amber Carroll, Covia Community Services

 Be Well at Work - Elder Care Program

With the loss of family, friends, and community, an elder may be more alone now than at any other time in their lives, leaving them vulnerable to social isolation and loneliness. In addition, they may be at increased risk for related health problems such as cognitive decline, depression and heart disease. This class will provide education around social isolation, loneliness and associated risk...   More >

Fireside Chat with Paul Butler

Presentation | October 16 | 12:15-1:30 p.m. | 297 Boalt Hall, School of Law

 Paul Butler; Dean Erwin Chemerinsky

 UC Berkeley School of Law

Fireside Chat with Paul Butler
This conversation will be led by Dean Erwin Chemerinsky
12:15pm to 1:30pm at Goldberg room 297
RSVP by 10/7/2019 for a complimentary lunch:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/fireside-chat-with-paul-butler-tickets-71736546943

Informal Student Gathering
1:35pm to 2:30pm at Goldberg room 297
(all students welcome!)

Jefferson Memorial Lecture
Prison Abolition,...   More >

Faculty Research Seminar: Consumer-Lending Discrimination in the Era of FinTech with Adair Morse

Seminar | October 16 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | Haas School of Business, N440-444

 Center for Equity, Gender, and Leadership

The Center for Equity, Gender, and Leadership is ​pleased​ to announce a new ​research seminar promoting the work of Haas professor Adair Morse on Wednesday, October 16 from 12:30-1:30pm in N440/N444.​ Lunch will be provided for the first 20 attendees.

Abstract: ​

Ethnic discrimination in lending can materialize in face-to-face decisions or in algorithmic...   More >

Topology Seminar (Introductory Talk): ECH=HM, their Q-grading and the eta invariant

Seminar | October 16 | 2:10-3 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Nikhil Savale, Universität zu Köln

 Department of Mathematics

This pre-talk explains some of the background behind the asymptotics of ECH capacities and its subleading estimate. Firstly this includes an outline of Taubes's isomorphism between embedded contact homology (ECH) and monopole Floer homology (HM). Next we describe the eta invariant of Atiyah-Patodi-Singer, some of its analytic properties and its relationship with the rational Q-grading on HM.

Weekly Coffee Break

Social Event | August 28 – December 11, 2019 every Wednesday | 3-4 p.m. |  Windmill Coffee House

 2131 Durant, Berkeley, CA 94704

 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 advisers. All UC Berkeley students are invited. Students are free to talk about anything, but we'll also...   More >

Karthik Natarajan — Exploiting Partial Correlations in Distributionally Robust Optimization

Seminar | October 16 | 3-4 p.m. | 3108 Etcheverry Hall

 Karthik Natarajan, Singapore University of Technology and Design

 Industrial Engineering & Operations Research

Abstract: In this work, we identify partial correlation information structures that allow for simpler reformulations in evaluating the maximum expected value of mixed integer linear programs with random objective coefficients. To this end, assuming only the knowledge of the mean and the covariance matrix entries restricted to block-diagonal patterns, we develop a reduced semidefinite programming...   More >

OPT Document Check Workshop

Workshop | October 16 | 3-4 p.m. | 103 Moffitt Undergraduate Library

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Join Berkeley International Office as you prepare to put together your documents for your OPT application. This workshop will cover required documents, how to fill out the forms, and most common mistakes in the application. In addition, there will be a Q&A portion during which you can ask specific questions about your own application.

Please note that this workshop is specifically for OPT...   More >

Concentration of measure phenomenon in sub-critical exponential random graphs

Seminar | October 16 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Kyeongsik Nam, U.C. Berkeley Mathematics

 Department of Statistics

The exponential random graph model (ERGM) is a central object in the study of clustering properties in social networks as well as canonical ensembles in statistical physics. It is a version of the well known Erd˝os-R´enyi graphs, obtained by tilting according to the subgraph counting Hamiltonian. Despite its importance in the theory of random graphs, lots of fundamental questions have...   More >

If . . .

Film - Feature | October 16 | 3:10 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

“Which side will you be on?” asked the ads for Lindsay Anderson’s surrealist dissection of conformity and oppression, metaphorically set in that most brutal of institutions: boarding school. “Don’t speak to us; you’re scum,” scowl the stuffy, well-sodomized senior leaders of College House, cruelly keeping order like true sons of the Establishment. The lackadaisical fantasist Travis (Malcolm...   More >

Berkeley Number Theory Learning Seminar: Algebraic lifting invariants I and components of Hurwitz spaces over the complex numbers

Seminar | October 16 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall | Note change in date

 Zixin Jiang, University of California, Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Near-infrared Optical Probes for Imaging Neuromodulators with High Spatiotemporal Resolution/ Biosynthesis of Triacsins

Colloquium | October 16 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall

 Abraham Beyene, PhD student in the Landry Group; Frederick Twigg, PhD student in the Zhang Group

 College of Chemistry

Near-infrared Optical Probes for Imaging Neuromodulators with High Spatiotemporal Resolution/Biosynthesis of Triacsins

Renarrating the Past: Conflict and Negotiation of Narratives along the Borders of India, Vietnam, and Japan

Panel Discussion | October 16 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Hisashi Shimojo, University of Shizuoka; Kana Tomizawa, University of Shizuoka

 Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Center for Southeast Asia Studies, Institute for South Asia Studies, Center for Global Studies (CEGLOS), University of Shizuoka

Introduction
- Keiko Yamanaka, Department of Ethnic Studies, UC Berkeley
- Dana Buntrock, Department of Architecture, UC Berkeley

Panelists
- Kana Tomizawa, University of Shizuoka
How to Narrate Oppressed Grief: from Yasukuni to Calcutta
- Hisashi Shimojo, University of Shizuoka
Belonging and Religion in a Multi-Ethnic Society: Cross-Border Migration...   More >

Flexibility, Interpretability, and Scalability in Time Series Modeling: Neyman Seminar

Seminar | October 16 | 4-5 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Emily Fox, University of Washington

 Department of Statistics

We are increasingly faced with the need to analyze complex data streams; for example, sensor measurements from wearable devices have the potential to transform healthcare. Machine learning—and moreover deep learning—has brought many recent success stories to the analysis of complex sequential data sources, including speech, text, and video. However, these success stories involve a clear...   More >

EECS Colloquium: Provably Beneficial Artificial Intelligence

Colloquium | October 16 | 4-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, 306 (HP Auditorium)

 Stuart Russell, Berkeley EECS

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

It is reasonable to expect that AI capabilities will eventually exceed those of humans across a range of real-world-decision making scenarios. Should this be a cause for concern, as Elon Musk, Stephen Hawking, and others have suggested?...   More >

Topology Seminar: Sub-leading asymptotics of ECH capacities

Seminar | October 16 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 3 Evans Hall

 Nikhil Savale, Universität zu Köln

 Department of Mathematics

On a closed, contact three manifold the asymptotics of its ECH spectrum are known to recover the contact volume. This has applications to the existence of at least two, and in some cases two or infinitely many, Reeb orbits as well as the density of the union of periodic Reeb orbits for generic contact forms. In this talk, we improve the asymptotic formula for ECH spectrum with a subleading...   More >

Jefferson Memorial Lecture featuring Paul Butler: Prison Abolition, and a Mule

Lecture | October 16 | 4:10 p.m. |  Bancroft Hotel, Great Hall

 2680 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Paul Butler, The Albert Brick Professor in Law, Georgetown Law

 Graduate Division

Paul Butler will present the Jefferson lecture on Wednesday, October 16, 2019. The lecture, entitled "Prison Abolition, and a Mule," will be held in the Great Hall of the Bancroft Hotel and is free and open to the public. No tickets are required.

Paul Butler

Mind Reading and Telepathy for Beginners and Intermediates

Lecture | October 16 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 202 South Hall

 Nick Merrill

 Information, School of

What people think machines can know about the mind, and why their beliefs matter

San Francisco World History Reading Group: Guano and the Opening of the Pacific World by Gregory T. Cushman

Meeting | October 16 | 5-7 p.m. |  Civic Center Secondary School

 1995 Golden Gate Ave, San Francisco, CA 94102

 ORIAS (Office of Resources for International and Area Studies)

Teachers in ORIAS World History Reading Groups read one book each month within a global studies theme. Participants meet monthly to eat and spend two hours in collegial conversation. It is a relaxing, intellectually rich atmosphere for both new and experienced teachers.

 This event is for k-14 teachers.

  Register online or or by emailing Shane Carter at orias@berkeley.edu

Medicine Stories: Indigenous Perspectives on Mind-Altering Substances

Conference/Symposium | October 16 | 5-8 p.m. |  Hearst Museum of Anthropology

 Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology, Townsend Center for the Humanities, Center for Latin American Studies, Department of Anthropology

This gathering will center indigenous perspectives in dialogue on the complex issues surrounding globalization of mind-altering substances.

About this Event:
Since the beginning of human existence, people of the world have altered their minds with countless practices and substances. They have done so for many reasons, ranging from pleasure to health to ceremony, with effects both harmful and...   More >

  RSVP online

Accenture Labs Info-Session

Information Session | October 16 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Meet us for a casual Q&A dinner and Info-Session!

Speakers:

Andrew Nam, R&D Group System and Platforms

- Research Areas: Data Science 2.0
- Knows about: Machine Learning, API platform development, Containerization (Docker)
- Current projects: AutoML: Developing a new approach to model architecture and hyperparameter tuning to provide more intelligent and intentional machine learning...   More >

The Infiltrators: Filmmaker Reception: Meet the filmmakers of the award winning new film followed by a screening.

Reception | October 16 | 5:30-6:15 p.m. |  Latinx Research Center

 2547 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Alex Rivera, Co-Director, The Infiltrators

 Latinx Research Center

Directors Cristina Ibarra (in her Sundance debut) and Alex Rivera (Sleep Dealer, 2008 Sundance Film Festival) design a hybrid cinematic language, combining familiar documentary form and scripted narrative to map an uncharted domain: inside an Obama-era immigration detention system. Based on true events, The Infiltrators is both a suspenseful account of a high-stakes mission and an emotionally...   More >

Career Connections: PhDs

Social Event | October 16 | 6-8 p.m. | Career Center (2440 Bancroft Way), Blue and Gold Room

 Cal Alumni Association, Career Center

Seeking PhD alumni and professionals working in a variety of roles and industries to share their Cal to career story with students. PhD recruiters are also encouraged to participate.

The Belt and Road Initiative: The Future of Energy + Water in Asia and Beyond

Panel Discussion | October 16 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Haas School of Business, Chou Hall N440+N444

 BERC and the Institute of East Asian Studies

Join BERC and IEAS/CCS as we discuss the implications of large-scale infrastructure development on natural resources through the lens of China's BRI.

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.

The Infiltrators: Film Screening and Live Q&A: Meet the filmmakers of the award winning new film followed by a screening.

Film - Feature | October 16 | 6:30-8:05 p.m. | A1 Hearst Field Annex

 2545-2581 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Alex Rivera, Co-Director, The Infiltrators

 Latinx Research Center

The Infiltrators is a docu-thriller that tells the true story of young immigrants who get arrested by Border Patrol, and put in a shadowy for-profit detention center – on purpose.

ANTISOCIAL: Online Extremists, Techno-Utopians, and the Hijacking of the American Conversation: A sweeping, unsettling portrait of today’s America

Special Event | October 16 | 7-8:30 p.m. |  Alumni House

 Andrew Marantz, Author, New Yorker Magazine

 Carol Christ, Chancellor, UC Berkeley; Ed Wasserman, Dean, Graduate School of Journalism, UC Berkeley

 Office of Chancellor

New Yorker magazine reporter, Andrew Marantz, will discuss the chilling trends and discoveries described in his powerful new book, “ANTISOCIAL: Online Extremists, Techno-Utopians, and the Hijacking of the American Conversation.”

Free Free

  Register online

Found Images: Films by Scott Stark

Film - Feature | October 16 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Tonight’s program focuses on one strain in local filmmaker Scott Stark’s extensive oeuvre—the use of found images, whether industrial footage, movie trailers, amateur films, pornography, books, photographs, or, in the case of I’ll Walk with God, emergency information cards. Conceptually intriguing, often humorous, always surprising, these films are also often uncharacterizable. Stark constructs...   More >