<< Week of October 27 >>

Sunday, October 27, 2019

Women's Basketball vs. Beijing Normal University

Sport - Intercollegiate - Basketball | October 27 |  Haas Pavilion

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Women's Basketball hosts Beijing Normal University at Haas Pavilion.

CalHack 6.0

Special Event | October 25 – 27, 2019 every day |  Memorial Stadium

 Data Sciences

As UC Berkeley’s hackathon organization, Cal Hacks hosts the world’s largest collegiate hackathon, runs a fellowship program to support entrepreneurial hackers, and brings first-time coders into the world of technology — just a few of our many initiatives and projects. Our mission is to empower others with technology to create solutions to better the world.

UC Gill Tract Harvest Festival: Celebrating our Stories

Tour/Open House | October 27 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. |  UC Gill Tract Community Farm

 1050 Marin Ave, Albany, CA 94706

 Gill Tract Farm Coalition

Gardening work, harvesting, tea, artisan and jewelry pop-ups, advocacy groups, education, food, live music, dancing, indigenous peoples' storytelling, song and drum circle. All are welcome!

Community Science Day: Explore DNA and CRISPR!

Tour/Open House | October 27 | 11 a.m.-2 p.m. |  Energy Biosciences Building

 Innovative Genomics Institute

Step into the (close-toed) shoes of a scientist and explore biology at this community-wide science event!

Come visit the Innovative Genomics Institute to experience a range of activities designed for visitors of all ages. Discover the fascinating power of DNA, the instruction manual for life. Hear from scientists about the latest advancements in CRISPR genome editing technology. From the basic...   More >

  RSVP online by October 27.

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

Momix: Viva MOMIX!

Performing Arts - Dance | October 27 | 3-5 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Cal Performances

The acrobatic troupe MOMIX, established more than three decades ago by Pilobolus founding member Moses Pendleton, returns after a long Berkeley hiatus. Viva MOMIX! features a collection of acts from the company’s most visually spectacular shows, including Botanica (about the seasons), Lunar Sea (the moon), and Opus Cactus (the landscape of the American Southwest).

$30–$76 (prices subject to change)

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

MOMIX performs Viva MOMIX! Saturday–Sunday, October 26–27, 2019 in Zellerbach Hall. (credit: John Kane)

Aileen: Life and Death of a Serial Killer

Film - Feature | October 27 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Just months after Monster made Aileen Wuornos a household name—and Charlize Theron an Oscar darling—documentarian Nick Broomfield and co-director/cinematographer Joan Churchill unleashed this riveting portrait of the real-life serial killer. Of the two films, it remains the more chilling experience, an unflinching face-to-face encounter with a deeply damaged soul who, as she prepares for her...   More >

Monday, October 28, 2019

Climate Justice Week: Learn what climate justice means and how you can take part!

Special Event | October 28 – November 1, 2019 every day | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, bNorth SERC Space

 Student Environmental Resource Center

Climate Justice Week aims to create an intentional space to engage the wider UC Berkeley community on the intersections of climate change and social justice. Find more information at serc.berkeley.edu/cjw

Dissertation Talk: Design and Applications of Portable Field Emission Devices

Seminar | October 28 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 400 Cory Hall

 Nishita Deka

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Vacuum tubes were integral to the rise of electronics in the 20th century, enabling the development of many core technologies. Although vacuum tubes have since been superseded by solid-state technology, devices based on electron transport in vacuum offer some unique technical advantages over their solid-state counterparts. An interest in leveraging these performance advantages has led to the...   More >

Beyond photons: mechanosensing in the healthy and diseased eye

Seminar | October 28 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 489 Minor Hall

 David Krizaj, School of Medicine, University of Utah

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

The vertebrate eye is a biomechanically privileged environment in which intrinsically generated pressure modulates the development, organization and function of ocular tissues. Historically, molecular mechanisms that sense and transduce pressure in the eye tended to be overlooked despite the critical roles their dysregulation might play in visual dysfunctions such as myopia, papilledema and...   More >

Meeting Conservation: Public Engagement at the California Academy of Sciences

Seminar | October 28 | 12-1 p.m. | 132 Mulford Hall

 Dr. Elizabeth Babcock, California Academy of Sciences

 Society for Conservation Biology- Berkeley Chapter

Learn about the powerful impact of museums, planetariums, and aquaria on science and conservation engagement. Network with a leader in the field and White House "Champion of Change" to see if a museum career might be the path for you.

Costume Building Open House

Workshop | October 28 – 31, 2019 every day | 12-4 p.m. | 141 Sutardja Dai Hall

 CITRIS and the Banatao Institute

The CITRIS Invention Lab is hosting a week of costume building to get you ready for Halloween. The event is open to all; waivers just need to be signed by non-Maker Pass holders.

We’ll be kicking the open house off with a noontime “Cosplay Strategies” session (informal, no lunch provided) on Monday, October 28th, hosted by last year’s contest winner (Dan Chapman) and focusing on cheap and fast...   More >

High-Order Discontinuous Galerkin Methods for Fluid and Solid Mechanics: Berkeley Fluids Seminar

Seminar | October 28 | 12-1 p.m. | 3110 Etcheverry Hall

 Professor Per-Olof Persson, Department of Mathematics; University of California, Berkeley

 Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME)

Abstract: It is widely believed that high-order accurate numerical methods, for example discontinuous Galerkin (DG) methods, will eventually replace the traditional low-order methods in the solution of many problems, including fluid flow, solid dynamics, and wave propagation. The talk will give an overview of this field, including the theoretical background of the numerical schemes, the efficient...   More >

Combinatorics Seminar: Kazhdan-Lusztig immanants and k-positive matrices

Seminar | October 28 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Melissa Sherman-Bennett, Harvard University

 Department of Mathematics

Immanants are functions on square matrices which generalize the determinant and permanent. This talk will focus on positivity properties of Kazhdan-Lusztig (K-L) immanants, which are immanants defined using q=1 specializations of Kazhdan-Lusztig polynomials. Rhoades and Skandera (2006) showed, using work of Haiman (1993) and Stembridge (1991), that K-L immanants are nonnegative on matrices whose...   More >

GSPP Research Seminar

Seminar | October 28 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Goldman School of Public Policy, Room 105 (in 2607 Hearst St)

 Amy Lerman, UC Berkeley

 Alyssa Mooney, UC Berkeley

 Goldman School of Public Policy

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

Political Economy Seminar: “Populism, Stigma, and Political Correctness”

Seminar | October 28 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Mattias Polborn, Professor, Vanderbilt University

 Department of Economics

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

War in Raqqa: Rhetoric vs. Reality

Special Event | October 22 – December 20, 2019 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 2-5 p.m. |  2224 Piedmont (Center for Digital Archaeology )

 Human Rights Center

Experience photographs, videos, open source investigations, and 360° Virtual Reality that document the assault on Raqqa, Syria by coalition forces in 2017. The show draws on Amnesty International's investigations, supported by students in UC Berkeley's Human Rights Investigations Lab and the Digital Verification Corps worldwide. Immerse yourself in video, testimonials, satellite imagery and maps...   More >

Self-Assembly of Nanoscale Architectures with DNA

Seminar | October 28 | 2-3 p.m. | 250 Sutardja Dai Hall

 Grigory Tikhomirov, California Institute of Technology

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Nature has evolved to self-assemble complex functional architectures in a sustainable bottom-up way. Is it possible to develop a new approach to building complex devices that combines the strengths of biomolecular self-assembly and systematic engineering?

Spontaneous Brain Oscillations and Perceptual Decision Making

Colloquium | October 28 | 3-4:30 p.m. | Berkeley Way West, 2121 Berkeley Way, Room 1104

 Jason Samaha, Department of Psychology, UC Santa Cruz

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Manager Mastermind Group

Workshop | October 28 | 3-4 p.m. | 24 University Hall

 Shirley Giraldo

 Human Resources

This is a solution-oriented social learning development opportunity where we share strategies on pressing topics of the day, and build community. Please RSVP and submit questions you'd like to ask other managers about in the link provided.

Probabilistic Operator Algebra Seminar: Asymptotic $\varepsilon $-independence

Seminar | October 28 | 3-5 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

 Ian Charlesworth, NSF Postdoctoral Fellow UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

I will speak about $\varepsilon $-independence, which an interpolation of classical and free independence originally studied by M$ł{}$otkowski and later by Speicher and Wysoczanski. To be $\varepsilon $-independent, a family of algebras in particular must satisfy pairwise classical or free independence relations prescribed by a {0,1}-matrix $\varepsilon $, as well as more complicated higher...   More >

New models of language dynamics: The role of cross-linguistic data

Colloquium | October 28 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Damian Blasi, Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University (US) Department of Linguistic and Cultural Evolution, Max Planck Institute for the Science of Human History (Germany)

 Department of Linguistics

The status of cross-linguistic data in theories of language change and evolution has varied substantially over the course of the history of the discipline. The comparative study of languages and language histories has been a classic testing ground for hypotheses on the subject, but in an influential recent line of work it has been systematically sidelined in favor of highly controllable...   More >

Special Analysis Seminar: Local bound on the number of nodal domains

Seminar | October 28 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 959 Evans Hall

 Aleksandr Logunov, Princeton University

 Department of Mathematics

Courant's theorem states that the $k$-th eigenfunction of the Laplace operator on a closed Riemannian manifold has at most $k$ nodal domains. Given a ball of radius $r$, we will discuss how many nodal domains can intersect this ball (depending on $r$ and $k$). Based on a joint work (in progress) with S. Chanillo and E. Malinnikova.

Arithmetic Geometry and Number Theory RTG Seminar: Diophantine analysis on moduli of local systems

Seminar | October 28 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Peter Whang, MIT

 Department of Mathematics

Moduli spaces for special linear rank two local systems (with prescribed boundary traces) on topological surfaces are basic objects in geometry. After motivating their Diophantine study, we use mapping class group dynamics and differential geometric tools to establish a structure theorem for the integral points of these varieties, showing that they are finitely generated in a suitable sense and...   More >

A People's Weapon: Law and Propaganda in the Early People's Republic of China

Colloquium | October 28 | 4-6 p.m. | UC Berkeley Extension (Golden Bear Center), IEAS Conference Room 510

 Jennifer Altehenger, Associate Professor in Chinese History, University of Oxford

 Rachel Stern, Professor, School of Law, University of California, Berkeley

 Li Ka Shing Foundation Program in Modern Chinese History, Center for the Study of Law & Society

Throughout the history of modern China, people have been taught about their country's laws. Even as polities and regimes changed, they shared in common the conviction that to learn, know, and abide by laws should be an elementary civic duty. After the establishment of the People's Republic of China, the new government invested even more energy than its predecessors into devising methods to...   More >

They Were Her Property: White Women as Slave Owners in the American South

Panel Discussion | October 28 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 820 Barrows Hall | Canceled

 Stephanie E. Jones-Rogers, Associate Professor, UC Berkeley Department of History; Bryan Wagner, Associate Professor, UC Berkeley Department of English; Leslie Salzinger, Associate Professor and Vice Chair of Research in Gender and Women's Studies, Department of Gender and Women's Studies

 Social Science Matrix

DUE TO WEATHER AND POWER OUTAGES, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. STAY TUNED FOR UPDATES.

  RSVP online

Mitotic checkpoint regulators in genome stability and insulin signaling

Seminar | October 28 | 4-5 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Hongtao Yu, The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

 College of Chemistry

The spindle checkpoint ensures the fidelity of chromosome segregation during mitosis and guards against aneuploidy. Several checkpoint proteins have a moonlighting function to control insulin signaling in interphase. Recent studies on the crosstalk between the cell division module and insulin signaling will be discussed.

They Were Her Property: White Women as Slave Owners in the American South

Panel Discussion | October 28 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 820 Barrows Hall

 Stephanie E. Jones-Rogers, Associate Professor, UC Berkeley Department of History; Bryan Wagner, Associate Professor, UC Berkeley Department of English; Leslie Salzinger, Associate Professor and Vice Chair of Research in Gender and Women's Studies, Department of Gender and Women's Studies

 Social Science Matrix

Please join us on October 28, 2019 from 4-5:30 pm for an engaging discussion about They Were Her Property: White Women as Slave Owners in the American South, by Stephanie E. Jones-Rogers, Associate Professor of History at UC Berkeley.

  RSVP online by October 26.

POSTPONED - Measuring the Impact of Dual Enrollment on Postsecondary Outcomes in NYC Public Schools 

Colloquium | October 28 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Berkeley Way West, Room 1102, Berkeley Way West (2121 Berkeley Way, Berkeley, CA 94720)

 Tolani Britton, Graduate School of Education, University of California, Berkeley

 Graduate School of Education

Tolani Britton uses quasi-experimental methods to explore the impact of policies on students’ transition from secondary school to higher education, as well as access and retention in higher education. Recent work explores whether the disproportionate increase in incarceration of Black males for drug possessions and manufacture increased gaps in college enrollment rates by race and gender over two...   More >

Tolani Britton

The Language of Incorporation: The Chinese Migrants in Central-Eastern Europe

Lecture | October 28 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 270 Stephens Hall

 Amy H. Liu, Associate Professor, Department of Government, UT Austin

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

The Chinese are one of the largest migrant groups in Central-Eastern Europe. Yet, we know very little about their behavior as a group or the region as a migration destination. In this talk, I draw on original survey data, interview observations, and newspaper text analysis in five countries (Bulgaria, Croatia, Hungary, Romania, and Serbia). I demonstrate how the Chinese – specifically those in...   More >

Seminar 208, Microeconomic Theory: "The Use and Misuse of Coordinated Punishments"

Seminar | October 28 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Daniel Barron, Northwestern University

 Department of Economics

Communication facilitates cooperation by ensuring that deviators are collectively punished. We explore how players might misuse messages to threaten one another, and we identify ways in which organizations can deter these threats and restore cooperation. In our model, a principal plays trust games with a sequence of short-run agents who communicate with each other. A shirking agent can extort pay...   More >

Analysis and PDE Seminar: Adapting analysis/synthesis pairs to pseudodifferential operators

Seminar | October 28 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Melissa Tacy, University of Otago

 Department of Mathematics

Many problems in harmonic analysis are resolved by producing an analysis/synthesis of function spaces. For example the Fourier or wavelet decompositions. In this talk I will discuss how to use Fourier integral operators to adapt analysis/synthesis pairs (developed for the constant coefficient PDE case) to the pseudodifferential setting. I will demonstrate how adapting a wavelet decomposition can...   More >

CANCELED: TDPS Meet and Greet with Spring Directors

Information Session | October 28 | 4:30-6 p.m. |  Durham Studio Theater (Dwinelle Hall) | Canceled

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

Due to the anticipated campus power outage, this event has been canceled. For information regarding spring productions and directors, please check tdps.berkeley.edu over the next few weeks.

Directors Mina Morita and Patrick Russell

Cal STAPH Horror D'oeuvres Part Deux

Social Event | October 28 | 5:30-7 p.m. | 5101 Berkeley Way West

 Public Health, School of

Cal STAPH is hosting a Halloween potluck for students in the School of Public Health.

Holloway Poetry Series: Don Bogen / with Dana Swensen

Reading - Literary | October 28 | 6:30 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, Maude Fife Room 315 Wheeler Hall

 Department of English

Relationship Among People - CANCELED

Colloquium | October 28 | 6:30-8 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall | Canceled

 Daisuke Sakai, Co-Founder, teamLab

 Dana Buntrock, Professor, UC Berkeley

 Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Dept. of Landscape Architecture & Environmental Planning

Daisuke Sakai, a co-founder of teamLab, speaks about the theme of 'Relationships Among People', one of teamLab’s concepts which aims to explore a new relationship among people, and to make the presence of others a positive experience through digital art. Sakai will introduce such concept along with teamLab’s works.
teamLab was founded in 2001 as an...   More >

Free

  Register online

The San Quentin Project

Lecture | October 28 | 6:30-8 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Nigel Poor; Michael Nelson

 Arts + Design

Presented by BAMPFA

Nigel Poor, Artist
Michael Nelson, Writer and Activist

Artist Nigel Poor presents various collaborative projects she has worked on inside San Quentin Prison, including the San Quentin archive project currently on view at BAMPFA, and talks about the award winning podcast Ear Hustle, which she co-created and co-hosts with residents of San Quentin.

The exhibition The...   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 29, 2019

Climate Justice Week: Learn what climate justice means and how you can take part!

Special Event | October 28 – November 1, 2019 every day | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, bNorth SERC Space

 Student Environmental Resource Center

Climate Justice Week aims to create an intentional space to engage the wider UC Berkeley community on the intersections of climate change and social justice. Find more information at serc.berkeley.edu/cjw

Centennial Event - "Winning the Vote": The Triumph of the American Woman Suffrage Movement

Presentation | October 29 | Women's Faculty Club, Stebbins Lounge

 Robert P.J. Cooney, National Women's History Project

 Women's Faculty Club

CANCELLED For TODAY - Will Be rescheduled and reposted.
elebrated author Robert P.J. Cooney discusses his book "Winning the Vote: The Triumph of the American Woman Suffrage Movement." Three generations of suffragists fought, sacrificed and suffered to win the vote for half the American population. Cooney captures their heroic struggle through images and stories of their intensity, indignation,...   More >

 EVENT CANCELLED FOR TODAY - WILL RESCHEDULE PROBLEMS DUE TO AREA WIDE POWER OUTAGES AND SPEAKER'S TRAVEL ARRANGEMENTS

Qualtrics Survey Design

Course | October 29 | 10-11:30 a.m. |  Virtual Classroom

 Human Resources

This course details the process of designing and distributing surveys using the UC Berkeley instance of Qualtrics. Emphasis is placed on question design, data validation, survey distribution methods, response statistics, and security permissions. Learning Objectives * Identify the steps for Qualtrics account access at UC Berkeley. * Design new survey projects using the Survey module. * Integrate...   More >

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Seminar 217, Risk Management: CANCELLED

Seminar | October 29 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Consortium for Data Analytics in Risk

Advancing Environmental Health through Youth Participatory Action Research

Lecture | October 29 | 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 5101 Berkeley Way West

 Public Health, School of

Working with youth can be an effective way to improve environmental health literacy and community engagement while also shining light on community concerns and building local capacity. Dr. Harley will discuss her work conducting youth-driven research and advocacy projects with high school students in Salinas including researching how local residents are exposed to pesticides and chemicals in...   More >

Brillouin Microscopy and Endoscopy

Seminar | October 29 | 12-1 p.m. | 293 Cory Hall

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Brillouin imaging can extract viscoelastic properties with micron-level resolution in a label-free, non-invasive way. The conventional bulk-optics based Brillouin system has already been applied to various biological samples. While the utility of Brillouin imaging has been demonstrated, the intrinsically weak scattering process means that recent work in instrumentation has aimed to maximize the...   More >

(CANCELED) View from the Top: Michelle Mao: Managing Rapid Growth in the Consumer Electronics Industry

Lecture | October 29 | 12-1 p.m. | Blum Hall, Room 100, First flr. | Canceled

 Michelle Mao, President, TCL North America

 UC Berkeley College of Engineering, MET Student Board

*This event has been canceled because of the ongoing power outage on campus.*

Michelle Mao, president of TCL North America, will discuss “Managing Rapid Growth in the Consumer Electronics Industry," with Dean Tsu-Jae King Liu.

Michelle has more than 20 years of experience in marketing and operations leadership and a proven track record of driving sales growth in the global TV industry.

Redefining Political Space in Post-Crisis Europe: Is There Hope for EU Democracy?

Lecture | October 29 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Ludvig Norman, Stockholm University

 Institute of European Studies

In recent years, the European Union has found itself in a state of seemingly chronic crisis, including the economic and financial crisis unleashed on Europe in 2008, the political crisis with the rise of populist and extremist parties across the continent, the migration crisis as well as Brexit. It is widely held that the response to these crises has led to a considerable strengthening of...   More >

Ludvig Norman

Costume Building Open House

Workshop | October 28 – 31, 2019 every day | 12-4 p.m. | 141 Sutardja Dai Hall

 CITRIS and the Banatao Institute

The CITRIS Invention Lab is hosting a week of costume building to get you ready for Halloween. The event is open to all; waivers just need to be signed by non-Maker Pass holders.

We’ll be kicking the open house off with a noontime “Cosplay Strategies” session (informal, no lunch provided) on Monday, October 28th, hosted by last year’s contest winner (Dan Chapman) and focusing on cheap and fast...   More >

Student Faculty Macro Lunch - "General equilibrium effects of cash transfers: experimental evidence from Kenya"

Presentation | October 29 | 12-1 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Dennis Egger, UCB; Michael Walker

 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 November 1.

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.

Geometric Representation Theory Seminar: The tamely ramified Fundamental Local Equivalence

Seminar | October 29 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 732 Evans Hall

 Gurbir Dhillon, Stanford

 Department of Mathematics

Let G be an almost simple algebraic group with Langlands dual G'. Gaitsgory conjectured that affine Category O for G at a noncritical level should be equivalent to Whittaker D-modules on the affine flag variety of G' at the dual level. After reviewing in detail some background and motivation for the conjecture in quantum Langlands, we describe some aspects of its proof, which is joint work with...   More >

Protecting Land Rights in the Face of Large-Scale Development Projects: Creative Strategies Communities are Using to Protect Their Rights

Panel Discussion | October 29 | 12:45-1:50 p.m. | 170 Boalt Hall, School of Law

 Alfred Brownell, Founder, Green Advocates International; Sarah Singh, Communities Co-Director, Accountability Counsel; Emily Jacobi, Executive Director and Founder, Digital Democracy

 Katherine McDonnell, Director of Legal Advocacy, Corporate Accountability Lab

 Law, Boalt School of

Communities around the world are organizing and standing up to protect their rights in the face of large scale development projects that threaten their livelihood and basic human rights. Indigenous and other communities are forcibly evicted or displaced every year to make way for development projects. Communities are fighting back. They are devising creative strategies to protect their...   More >

SURF Summer Research Scholarships Info Session

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

 Sean Burns, Director, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

 Office of Undergraduate Research

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

Space Physics Seminar

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

 Space Sciences Laboratory (SSL)

War in Raqqa: Rhetoric vs. Reality

Special Event | October 22 – December 20, 2019 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 2-5 p.m. |  2224 Piedmont (Center for Digital Archaeology )

 Human Rights Center

Experience photographs, videos, open source investigations, and 360° Virtual Reality that document the assault on Raqqa, Syria by coalition forces in 2017. The show draws on Amnesty International's investigations, supported by students in UC Berkeley's Human Rights Investigations Lab and the Digital Verification Corps worldwide. Immerse yourself in video, testimonials, satellite imagery and maps...   More >

Seminar 218, Psychology and Economics: A Theory of Chosen Preferences

Seminar | October 29 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Douglas Bernheim, Stanford University

 Department of Economics

String-Math Seminar: Mirror symmetry and 4d gauge theories

Seminar | October 29 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 402 LeConte Hall

 Benjamin Gammage, Harvard & University of Miami

 Department of Mathematics

2d mirror symmetry relates the algebraic and symplectic geometry of a pair of Kahler manifolds obtained by dualizing a Lagrangian torus fibration. We will discuss some known and expected results in the case when the spaces involved are actually hyperkahler, arising as moduli spaces of 4-dimensional supersymmetric gauge theories (for instance, by a K-theoretic version of the...   More >

Harmonic Analysis and Differential Equations Student Seminar: Semiclassical defect measures and observability estimate for Schrödinger operators with homogeneous potentials of order zero

Seminar | October 29 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Keita Mikami, RIKEN

 Department of Mathematics

In this talk, we will consider asymptotic behavior as $x\to \infty$ of Schrödinger operators with homogeneous potentials of order zero. Localization in direction was known as a property of Schrödinger operators with homogeneous potentials of order zero or corresponding Hamiltonian flow. We will introduce this known localization in direction first. We then introduce the localization of defect...   More >

Clinical Science Colloquium

Colloquium | October 29 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 1104 Berkeley Way West

 Aric A. Prather, PhD, University of California, San Francisco

 Department of Psychology

Title: Sleep, Stress, & Immunity: A Bedtime Story

Sleep plays a critical role in promoting optimal physical health; however, the biological mechanisms linking insufficient sleep and poor health remain to be fully elucidated. In this talk, I will discuss research that highlights the role of the immune system as a key pathway through which poor sleep, particularly short sleep duration, affects...   More >

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: An introduction to Standard Monomial Theory

Seminar | October 29 | 3:45-4:45 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Venkatraman Lakshmibai, Northeastern University

 Department of Mathematics

I shall first introduce the celebrated Grassmannian variety and its canonical projective variety structure under the Plùcker embedding. Then I shall describe a basis for the homogeneous co-ordinate ring of the Grassmannian for the Plùcker embedding in terms of certain monomials in the Plùcker co-ordinates, the so called “Standard Monomials”. I shall then introduce the SCHUBERT subvarities...   More >

Surviving the Sidewalk: Latino Street Vendors in Los Angeles

Colloquium | October 29 | 4-5:30 p.m. |  Shorb House, Latinx Research Center

 2547 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA 94720

 Rocío Rosales, Assistant Professor of Sociology, UC Irvine

 Center for Ethnographic Research, Department of Sociology, Latinx Research Center

In this talk, I examine fruteros’ social and economic lives, as well as their day-to-day struggles, as they labor under the most restrictive anti-vending ordinances in the country while also being undocumented. In this talk, I will also address several methodological issues I encountered throughout my time in the field.

Turning Trash into Cash: Wecylers of Lagos, Nigeria

Seminar | October 29 | 4-6 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Bilikiss Adebiyi-Abiola, Founder, Wecyclers; Olawale Adebiyi, Chief Executive Officer, Wecyclers

 Center for African Studies

A seminar in our Africa Matters series.

Empowering people through their waste management start-up, Wecyclers of Lagos, Nigeria, have won the 2018-2019 King Baudouin African Development Prize.

Gilbert Newton Lewis Memorial Lecture: Repurposing the Blue Print of Life for Materials Design

Seminar | October 29 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Chad Mirkin, Department of Chemistry, Northwestern University

 College of Chemistry

The materials-by-design approach to the development of functional materials requires new synthetic strategies that allow for material composition and structure to be independently controlled and tuned on demand. Although it is exceedingly difficult to control the complex interactions between atomic and molecular species in such a manner, interactions between nanoscale components can be encoded,...   More >

Surviving the Sidewalk: Latino Streetvendors in Los Angeles

Lecture | October 29 | 4-5:30 p.m. |  Latinx Research Center

 2547 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Professor Rocio Rosales, Assistant Professor, University of California, Irvine

 Center for Ethnographic Research

New research by Prof. Rocío Rosales (UC Irvine) sponsored by the Center for Ethnographic Research (CER).

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

Workshop | October 29 | 4 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.

Global Borderlands: Fantasy, Violence, and Empire in Subic Bay, Philippines

Lecture | October 29 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Victoria Reyes, Assistant Professor of Sociology, UC Riverside

 Center for Southeast Asia Studies

This talk, derived from Prof. Reyes' new book, draws on archival and ethnographic data to describe the everyday experiences of people living and working in Subic Bay in the Philippines (a former U.S. military base, now a Freeport Zone), to make the case for critically examining similar spaces across the world.

Centennial Event - "Winning the Vote": The Triumph of the American Woman Suffrage Movement

Presentation | October 29 | 4:10-6 p.m. | Women's Faculty Club, Stebbins Lounge

 Robert P. J. Cooney, National Women's History Project

 Women's Faculty Club

Celebrated author Robert P.J. Cooney speaks on his book "Winning the Vote: The Triumph of the American Woman Suffrage Movement" - Three generations of suffragists fought, sacrificed and suffered to wing the vote for half the American population. Cooney captures their heroic struggle through images and stories of their intensity, indignation, strategies and humor. Come to learn and celebrate their...   More >

  RSVP by calling Front Desk at 510-642-4175, or by emailing Front Desk at womensfacultyclub@gmail.com by October 28.

UC Berkeley Cloud Computing Meetup

Meeting | August 27, 2019 – August 25, 2020 the last Tuesday of the month every month | 4:30-7 p.m. |  Berkeley SkyDeck Penthouse

 Data Sciences

This meetup is aimed at bringing together students, researchers, faculty, IT staff and the wider local community to learn, share and discuss our work in designing and operating services built on cloud computing architectures.

We will feature speakers and engaging discussions around current issues in cloud computing often with an enterprise focus.

Cloud Computing Meetup

Social Event | October 29, 2019 – December 29, 2020 the last Tuesday of the month every month | 4:30-7 p.m. | Berkeley Skydeck, Penthouse (PH) floor

 2150 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Division of Data Science, IST/OCIO, Research IT,

The UC Berkeley Cloud Community of Practice will be holding our monthly meetup in the Berkeley SkyDeck Penthouse. We have some excellent guests and topics and hope to see you there.

Everyone is welcome - this is a really inclusive group! You don't have to be an expert, or already know about cloud technologies; we get together so people can learn from each other. The Berkeley SkyDeck is at...   More >

Conceptualizing an Era: A Preface to Early Twentieth-century German History

Lecture | October 29 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Helmut Walser Smith, Department of History | Vanderbilt University

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

Drawn from the author’s "Germany. A Nation in its Time: Before, During, and After Nationalism, 1500-2000" (forthcoming, W.W. Norton, March, 2020), this lecture attempts to lay out elementary historical structures of “the nationalist age.” Shadowing Kant’s famous distinction between an age of enlightenment and an enlightened age, it is argued that in the nationalist age, war shaped the era...   More >

Helmut Walser Smith

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: McKay correspondence and walls for G-Hilb

Seminar | October 29 | 5-6 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Ben Wormleighton, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

The McKay correspondence studies how the representation theory of subgroups G of SL(n) interacts with the geometry of minimal resolutions of the quotient singularity \(\mathbb C^n / G\). I will outline the classical story for SL(2) and some of its extensions to three dimensions through quivers, CM-modules, and derived categories. One of the outcomes of this is that all minimal resolutions (at...   More >

Una's Lecture with artist Paul Chan: The Bather’s Dilemma

Lecture | October 29 | 5 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, Maude Fife, 315 Wheeler Hall

 Townsend Center for the Humanities

Artist Paul Chan is the winner of the 2014 Hugo Boss Prize, awarded biennially by the Guggenheim Foundation to an artist who has made a visionary contribution to contemporary art. His Una’s Lecture explores the figure of the bather as an embodiment of pleasure that is linked to the act of renewal.

H-1B Information Session with Immigration Attorney from Ware Immigration

Workshop | October 29 | 6-8 p.m. | Career Center (2440 Bancroft Way), Blue & Gold Rooms

 Berkeley International Office(BIO)), Career Center

H-1B is the principal immigration status available for persons temporarily working in professional level jobs in the U.S. As an international student, you should be familiar with the H-1B regulations early in your career so you can stay informed and plan ahead!

Halloween Party - Hosted by the Graduate Women of Engineering

Social Event | October 29 | 6-8 p.m. | 775B Tan Hall

 Graduate Women of Engineering (GWE)

Happy Halloween! GWE is throwing a Halloween party Tuesday, Oct 29th 6-8pm in 775B Tan Hall. Come out and hang with some friends and get some apple cider, pumpkin desserts, and other fall foods! We’ll be picturing a Halloween movie and have some pumpkins for you to pick up and paint.

International Grad Happy Hour

Social Event | October 22 – December 3, 2019 every Tuesday with exceptions | 6:30-7:30 p.m. |  Raleigh's

 2438 Telegraph Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Come take a break from your studies and connect with the international graduate community on campus! These weekly happy hour meetups are a great chance to relax and socialize with other international grads.

Cultural Legacy of the Pre-Ashkenazic Jews in Eastern Europe: 2019 Taubman Lectures: Moshe Taube

Lecture | October 29 | 7-9 p.m. |  Easton Hall

 2401 Ridge Road, Berkeley, CA 94709

 Moshe Taube, Hebrew University

 Herman P. and Sophia Taubman Chair in Jewish Studies, Department of History, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, Center for Jewish Studies, Jewish Studies at UC Davis, Taube Center for Jewish Studies at Stanford University, Hamaqom

Lecture 1: Tuesday, October 29th, 7:00 pm
Jewish Presence in Eastern Europe: The Beginnings

Lecture 2: Thursday, October 31st, 7:00 pm
Translations from Hebrew in Russia in the 13th-15th Centuries CE: By Converts?

Lecture 3: Tuesday, November 5th, 5:30 pm
Translations from Hebrew in Russia in the Second Half of the 15th Century and the Heresy of the Judaizers

  RSVP by emailing TaubmanLectures@gmail.com

UC Jazz Fall Concert

Performing Arts - Music | October 29 | 8-10 p.m. |  Freight & Salvage

 2020 Addison St., Berkeley, CA 94704

 Cal Performances

UC Jazz Ensembles, the organization dedicated to the study and performance of jazz at UC Berkeley, will be hosting its annual fall concert next month. Since 1968, UC Jazz has upheld the jazz performance tradition on the Berkeley campus, providing student musicians with opportunities to study, appreciate, and perform jazz while making lifelong friends and engaging the campus community. This event...   More >

$20 General Admission, $8 Students

  Tickets go on sale October 15.

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Climate Justice Week: Learn what climate justice means and how you can take part!

Special Event | October 28 – November 1, 2019 every day | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, bNorth SERC Space

 Student Environmental Resource Center

Climate Justice Week aims to create an intentional space to engage the wider UC Berkeley community on the intersections of climate change and social justice. Find more information at serc.berkeley.edu/cjw

Fundamentals of Banking Law

Course | October 30 – November 1, 2019 every day | 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. |  Charles Schwab

 211 Main St., San Francisco, CA 94105

 Berkeley Law Executive Education

Fundamentals of Banking Law addresses the key policies, concepts and regulations surrounding the financial markets, Dodd-Frank, and the rise of FinTech. Designed as a workshop and lecture-based program, rather than a seminar or conference, Fundamentals of Banking Law is taught by experienced practitioners, from leading institutions including Berkeley Law, Boston University, Charles Schwab, the...   More >

Identifying and Addressing Workplace Bullying

Course | October 30 | 9 a.m.-3 p.m. | 24 University Hall

 Staff Ombuds Office

Bullying can take many forms, some of which are obvious and others of which, though more indirect, can be equally destructive to working relationships. Participants will learn about how to recognize bullying behavior; how to distinguish bullying from incivility; what climates encourage bullying; the impact of workplace bullying; options for how bystanders can effectively respond; and constructive...   More >

  Register online

GGPlot2 Data Visualizations for Environment and Natural Resources

Workshop | October 30 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | 2063 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Evan Muzall, D-Lab

 Society of Conservation Biology

This 2-hour training session will be led by professionals from the D-Lab to explore GGPlot2 data visualization functionality. The training will be broken into two sections. The first hour will focus on R fundamentals including a review of syntax and basics in R. The second hour will focus on using GGplot2 for (1) histograms, boxplots, and scatterplots and (2) Coordinate systems and maps....   More >

  RSVP online by October 29.

Combinatorics Reading Seminar: Limit shapes for the 6 vertex model

Seminar | October 30 | 11:10 a.m.-12:10 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Meredith Shea, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

We will discuss the behavior of the six vertex model in the thermodynamic limit, following the work done by A. Shridhar and N. Reshetikhin (arXiv: 1510.01053, 1609.01756). Our first goal will be to state a variational problem that describes the limiting height function, which we will then compute explicitly for the case of a stochastic six vertex model on the cylinder.

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.

Berkeley Writers at Work

Reading - Nonfiction | October 30 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Library, 101 Main Library

 Professor Nikki Jones, College Writing Programs

 College Writing Programs

Nikki Jones to be Featured Wednesday, October 30,
In Berkeley Writers at Work Series

Nikki Jones, Associate Professor of African American Studies, will be the featured writer in the Fall 2019 Berkeley Writers at Work Series. The event will take place on Wednesday, October 30, from noon to 1:30 pm in the Morrison Library, 101 Main Library, on the UC Berkeley campus.

Professor Jones is the...   More >

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CITRIS Research Exchange - Yana Feldman

Seminar | October 30 | 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

Costume Building Open House

Workshop | October 28 – 31, 2019 every day | 12-4 p.m. | 141 Sutardja Dai Hall

 CITRIS and the Banatao Institute

The CITRIS Invention Lab is hosting a week of costume building to get you ready for Halloween. The event is open to all; waivers just need to be signed by non-Maker Pass holders.

We’ll be kicking the open house off with a noontime “Cosplay Strategies” session (informal, no lunch provided) on Monday, October 28th, hosted by last year’s contest winner (Dan Chapman) and focusing on cheap and fast...   More >

A contact-era mortuary ritual space in the central highlands of Peru

Lecture | October 30 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Bruce Owen, Sonoma State University

 Archaeological Research Facility

When the Upper Mantaro Archaeological Research Project excavated Patio J54=7 in the Late Horizon-to-early colonial town of Marca, near Jauja in the central highlands of Peru, in 1983, we described the patio and the circular structure in it as anomalous in many ways. Reanalysis of the field and lab data, including ceramic, lithic, metal, botanical, faunal, and human remains, confirms that this was...   More >

Plant and Microbial Biology Seminar: "Y degenerate? The population genomics of degenerative genome evolution"

Seminar | October 30 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall

 Stephen Wright, University of Toronto

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

Stephen Wright is a professor in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Toronto in Canada. He received his PhD at the University of Edinburgh in 2003, working with Deborah Charlesworth, and did a postdoc at the University of California, Irvine, with Brandon Gaut. His primary research interests concern understanding the forces driving patterns of nucleotide polymorphism and genome...   More >

Emily Lin: Noon Concert Series

Performing Arts - Music | October 30 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

Pianist Emily Lin performs works from Bach and Schumann.

Bach - Prelude and Fugue in Bb Major
Schumann - Kreisleriana

Free. No reserved seating.

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

Economics of Fertility: Evidence from the Minimum Wage: Anna Godøy: A Demography Brown Bag Talk

Colloquium | October 30 | 12-1 p.m. | 2232 Piedmont, Seminar Room

 Anna Godøy, Labor economist; postdoctoral scholar, UC Berkeley Institute on Research for Labor and Employment

 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.

CANCELLED -BioE Seminar - Eric Betzig: Bioengineering Department Seminar

Seminar | October 30 | 12-1 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Eric Betzig, Professor, MCB, UC Berkeley

 Bioengineering (BioE)

CANCELLED DUE TO POWER OUTAGES. TO BE RESCHEDULED.

Eric Betzig, Professor of Molecular and Cell Biology, UC Berkeley

"The Physics and Engineering of Advanced Microscopes for Biological Discovery"

I will discuss the physical motivations and design decisions behind a suite of microscopes developed in my lab.

MVZ LUNCH SEMINAR - Dan Blumstein: The Sound of Fear

Seminar | October 30 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 VLSB, Grinnell-Miller Library

 Dan Blumstein

 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 >

Honoring Human Rights Activists Murdered in 2018: Come Bear Witness

Special Event | October 30 | 12:45 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, Outside of Zeb's in the East Courtyard

 International Human Rights Law Clinic at Berkeley Law, Human Rights Center at Berkeley Law, Berkeley Journal of International Law

During the Day of the Dead, we honor the 321 human rights defenders (HRDs) who were murdered last year in 27 countries by reading their names aloud. We do so to celebrate their courage and remember their struggle.

Qualtrics Survey Design

Course | October 30 | 1:30-3 p.m. |  Virtual Classroom

 Human Resources

This course details the process of designing and distributing surveys using the UC Berkeley instance of Qualtrics. Emphasis is placed on question design, data validation, survey distribution methods, response statistics, and security permissions. Learning Objectives * Identify the steps for Qualtrics account access at UC Berkeley. * Design new survey projects using the Survey module. * Integrate...   More >

  Register online

Trello Team Project Boards

Course | October 30 | 2-3:30 p.m. |  Virtual Classroom

 Human Resources

This course details the process of leveraging Trello Boards for team or individual project management. Emphasis is placed on the highly-extensible Trello platform interface for defining, assigning, and tracking project elements. Learning Objectives * Understand the conceptual hierarchy of Boards, Lists, Cards, Checklists, and Items. * Create new Boards and define Lists to categorize tasks and...   More >

  Register online

Physics Abroad Application Info Session: for Summer 2020

Information Session | October 30 | 2-3 p.m. | 166 Barrows Hall

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Learn more about the different physics abroad programs and demystify the application process and eligibility requirements for the Summer 2020 program at one of our info sessions. If you plan to apply, we recommend you attend one of these sessions to make sure you submit your application correctly!

Lifting Lower Bounds, Communication, and Proofs

Seminar | October 30 | 2-3 p.m. | 310 Sutardja Dai Hall

 Toniann Pitassi, Professor, Department of Computer Science and Department of Mathematics, University of Toronto and Institute for Advanced Study

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Ever since Yao introduced the communication complexity model in 1979, it has played a pivotal role in our understanding of limitations for a wide variety of problems in Computer Science. In this talk, I will present the lifting method, whereby communication lower bounds are obtained by lifting much simpler lower bounds. I will show how lifting theorems have been used to solve many open problems...   More >

War in Raqqa: Rhetoric vs. Reality

Special Event | October 22 – December 20, 2019 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 2-5 p.m. |  2224 Piedmont (Center for Digital Archaeology )

 Human Rights Center

Experience photographs, videos, open source investigations, and 360° Virtual Reality that document the assault on Raqqa, Syria by coalition forces in 2017. The show draws on Amnesty International's investigations, supported by students in UC Berkeley's Human Rights Investigations Lab and the Digital Verification Corps worldwide. Immerse yourself in video, testimonials, satellite imagery and maps...   More >

Department of Psychology 2019 Annual Equity and Inclusion Lecture: Cultural Variation in Ideal Affect: Implications for Promoting Equity and Inclusion in Multicultural Settings

Lecture | October 30 | 3 p.m. | 1104 Berkeley Way West

 Jeanne L. Tsai, Ph.D. Professor, Department of Psychology, Stanford University

 Department of Psychology

In this talk, I will describe a series of studies demonstrating
that cultural differences in how people ideally want to feel
(their “ideal affect”) shape how people judge and treat
others. Consistent with our previous findings that European
Americans value excitement states more than East Asians,
European Americans rate excited (vs. calm) faces as more
affiliative (friendly, extraverted,...   More >

BLISS Seminar: One-shot Information Theory via Poisson Processes

Seminar | October 30 | 3-4 p.m. | 400 Cory Hall

 Cheuk Ting Li, UC Berkeley

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

In information theory, coding theorems are usually proved in the asymptotic regime where the blocklength tends to infinity. While there are techniques for finite blocklength analysis, they are often more complex than their asymptotic counterparts. In this talk, we study the use of Poisson processes in proving coding theorems, which not only gives sharp one-shot and finite blocklength results, but...   More >

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 >

OPT Document Check Workshop

Workshop | October 30 | 3-4 p.m. | 187 Dwinelle Hall

 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 >

Maximum height of low-temperature 3D Ising interfaces

Seminar | October 30 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Reza Gheissari, Miller Fellow, U.C. Berkeley

 Department of Statistics

Consider the random surface given by the interface separating the plus and minus phases in a low-temperature Ising model in dimensions $d\geq 3$. Dobrushin (1972) famously showed that in cubes of side-length n the horizontal interface is rigid, exhibiting order one height fluctuations above a fixed point.
We study the large deviations of this interface and obtain a shape theorem for its pillar,...   More >

Roger Y. Stanier Memorial Lecture: New Insights into the Transcriptional Organization and Cellular Economy of Bacteria

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

 Carol Gross, University of California, San Francisco

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Roger Y. Stanier Memorial Lecture

Berkeley Number Theory Learning Seminar: Algebraic lifting invariants II

Seminar | October 30 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall | Note change in date

 Libby Taylor, University of California, Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Non-linear feature selection in high-dimensional genomic data sets: Neyman Seminar

Seminar | October 30 | 4-5 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Chloé-Agathe Azencott, Mines ParisTech

 Department of Statistics

Many problems in genomics require the ability to identify relevant
features in data sets containing many more orders of magnitude than
samples. One such example is genome-wide association studies (GWAS), in
which hundreds of thousands of single nucleotide polymorphisms are
measured for orders of magnitude fewer samples.

This setup poses statistical and computational challenges, and for...   More >

EECS Colloquium: Machine Learning for Fluid Mechanics

Colloquium | October 30 | 4-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, 306 (HP Auditorium)

 Petros Koumoutsakos, ETH-Zürich

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

The field of fluid mechanics experiences today a shift from first principles to data driven approaches. While fluid mechanics has always involved massive volumes of data from experiments, field measurements, and large-scale simulations and despite early connections dating back to Kolmogorov, the link between Fluid Mechanics and Machine Learning (ML) has been weak. The situation is rapidly...   More >

Development of Protein Nanosensors with Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes / Proximity Effects, Mechanistic Insights, and the Nature of Molecular Shuttles in Catalytic Hydrogenations Involving Bifunctional Cascades

Colloquium | October 30 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall

 Linda Chio, PhD student in the Landry Group; Ari Fischer, PhD student in the Iglesia Group

 College of Chemistry

Book Talk: Gender and Class in Contemporary Korea

Colloquium | October 30 | 4-6 p.m. | Doe Library, Room 180

 Laura C. Nelson, University of California, Berkeley

 Center for Korean Studies (CKS)

Gender and Class in Contemporary Korea brings together a variety of recent studies utilizing transnational and intersectional analyses to understand the current configurations of social relations in South Korea.

MSW Admissions Information Session

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

 Social Welfare, School of

This group admissions advising session is designed to provide an overview of the admissions process and degree requirements of the MSW program.

The MSW Admissions Information Session will be held in the School of Social Welfare, located in Haviland Hall (Room 5) on the north side of the Berkeley campus.

RTMP Seminar: The Quantum DELL System

Seminar | October 30 | 4-5 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall | Canceled

 Peter Koroteev, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

We propose quantum Hamiltonians of the double elliptic many-body integrable system (DELL) and study its spectrum. These Hamiltonians are certain elliptic functions of coordinates and momenta. Our results provide quantization of the classical DELL system which was previously found in the string theory literature. The eigenfunction for the N-body model is conjectured to be a properly normalized...   More >

Topology Seminar: Harmonic surfaces and simple loops

Seminar | October 30 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 3 Evans Hall

 Vladimir Markovic, California Institute of Technology

 Department of Mathematics

Fix an incompressible map f from a closed surface S into a closed hyperbolic 3-manifold M, and consider the moduli space of harmonic maps homotopic to f and with respect to varying metrics on S and M (the metrics on M are assumed to be negatively curved). We show that the set of such metrics for which the corresponding harmonic map is in Whitney's general position is an open, dense, and connected...   More >

Archaeological and Contemporary Perspectives on the Native Cuisine of the San Francisco Bay Area

Lecture | October 30 | 4:30-6:30 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Rob Cuthrell; Vincent Medina; Alexii Sigona

 Archaeological Research Facility

Join us in exploring local Native cuisine through a panel discussion of foods that Native people of the San Francisco Bay Area have eaten for thousands of years, as well as ways that Native people have managed and maintained the land that produces these foods.

Human Forms with Ian Duncan

Lecture | October 30 | 5-6:30 p.m. |  University Press Books

 2430 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA

 Ian Duncan, Professor, Florence Green Bixby Chair in English, Berkeley English

 Department of English

Ian Duncan will be discussing his new book, Human Forms: The Novel in the Age of Evolution, the first full-length study of the interaction of European fiction (Goethe to George Eliot) with early evolutionary science (Buffon to Charles Darwin).

We invite submission of discussion questions ahead of time. Please forward them to Meaghan Kilmartin and let us know if you'd like to remain anonymous....   More >

Paul Chan in Conversation

Lecture | October 30 | 5 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall

 Townsend Center for the Humanities

Paul Chan, the 2019-20 Una’s Lecturer, is joined in conversation by UC Berkeley faculty members Shannon Jackson and James Porter.

Cambodian Women Building Democracy

Lecture | October 30 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 554 Barrows Hall

 Mu Sochua, Vice-President, Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP)

 Center for Southeast Asia Studies, Department of Gender and Women's Studies, Center for Race and Gender, Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies

EVENT HAPPENING AS SCHEDULED - Mu Sochua is Vice-President of the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP). In this talk she will discuss the role of women in politics in Cambodia and current developments in the country. She received a degree from UC Berkeley’s School of Social Welfare in 1981, and was the recipient of the Elise and Walter A. Haas International Award from UC Berkeley in 2006.

Mu Sochua

Simons Institute Theoretically Speaking Series — Algorand's Forthcoming Blockchain Technology

Lecture | October 30 | 6-7:30 p.m. |  David Brower Center

 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Silvio Micali, Algorand & MIT

 Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing

Algorand has solved the famous blockchain trilemma by providing a permissionless, Pure PoS blockchain that is simultaneously fully decentralized, scalable, and secure. The Algorand network launched last June via a world-wide Dutch auction, conducted on chain, proving its ability to handle tokenization at scale. In this talk we shall focus Algorand’s next wave of technology: Vault, Pixel,...   More >

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.

Afterimage: Sky Hopinka in Person

Film - Series | October 30 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

“The searching, striking digital films of Sky Hopinka are complex formal arrangements, conceptually and aesthetically dense, characterized by an intricate layering of word and image. But they are also wellsprings of beauty and mystery, filled with surprising confluences of speech and song, color and motion. A member of the Ho-Chunk Nation of Wisconsin, Hopinka has described his work as...   More >

Cine Latino: Wiñaypacha (Eternity)

Film - Documentary | October 30 | 7-8:30 p.m. | 160 Kroeber Hall

 Center for Latin American Studies

Wiñaypacha is the first film shot entirely in Aymara, an indigenous language spoken by Aymara people in Peru and Bolivia. Incorporating and expressing the intricacies of Aymara language and cosmology, Wiñaypacha depicts the story of an elderly couple named Willka and Phaxsi (Sun and Moon). Amidst the backdrop of the captivating and rugged Andes mountains, they wait for their son who has left for...   More >

Still from Wiñaypacha. (Image courtesy of Quechua Films.)