<< Week of October 27 >>

Thursday, October 31, 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 >

BPM 108 Recruiting and Hiring Staff

Workshop | October 31 | 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. | #24 University Hall

 Human Resources

This workshop is for UC Berkeley Staff. The content covers how to effectively recruit and hire staff based on federal and state regulations and UC policies to conduct consistent, legal, and fair hiring processes through all stages of the full-cycle recruitment process.

  Register online

Collision Free Navigation with Interacting, Non-Communicating Obstacles

Seminar | October 31 | 10:30-11:30 a.m. | 3110 Etcheverry Hall | Note change in date

 Dr. Mrdjan Jankovic, Senior Technical Leader, Ford Research

 Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME)

Abstract: The talk addresses navigation in an environment occupied by other interacting agents (e.g. vehicles, robots, pedestrians) with no direct communication to one another. In contrast to the path planning problem, the difficulty here is that agents cooperate and compete, creating feedback loops each only partially controls. The talk starts with a very high level overview of two control...   More >

Applied Math Seminar: Algebraic flux correction for finite element discretizations of hyperbolic conservation laws

Seminar | October 31 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Dmitri Kuzmin, TU Dortmund University

 Department of Mathematics

In this talk, we review some recent advances in the analysis and design of algebraic flux correction (AFC) schemes for hyperbolic problems. In contrast to most variational stabilization techniques, AFC approaches modify the standard Galerkin discretization in a way which provably guarantees the validity of discrete maximum principles for scalar conservation laws and invariant domain preservation...   More >

Econ 235, Financial Economics Seminar: “The Gender Gap in Housing Returns”

Seminar | October 31 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | C210 Haas School of Business

 Paul Goldsmith Pinkham, Yale School of Management

 Department of Economics

Joint with Haas Finance Seminar

3-Manifold Seminar: SW invariants for manifolds with contact boundary and an application to taut foliations

Seminar | October 31 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Chi Cheuk Tsang, UC BERKELEY

 Department of Mathematics

Following a paper by Kronheimer and Mrowka, we will define Seiberg-Witten invariants for 4-manifolds with contact boundary, then we will use them to prove that there are only finitely many homotopy classes of plane fields which can be realized as taut foliations on a 3-manifold. If time permits, we will also explore some connections of this with Monopole Floer theory.

Mindful Awareness: Guided Meditation

Miscellaneous | August 29 – November 21, 2019 every Thursday | 12-1 p.m. | 5400 Berkeley Way West

 Jeffrey Oxendine

 Institute of Personality and Social Research

Focus the mind. Foster creativity, resilience, and well-being. These meetings are free and open to faculty, staff, and students.

Oliver E. Williamson Seminar

Seminar | October 31 | 12-1:30 p.m. | C330 Haas School of Business

 Heather Sarsons, Chicago Booth

 Department of Economics

The Oliver E. Williamson Seminar on Institutional Analysis, named after our esteemed colleague who founded the seminar, features current research by faculty, from UCB and elsewhere, and by advanced doctoral students. The research investigates governance and its links with economic and political forces. Markets, hierarchies, hybrids, and the supporting institutions of law and politics all come...   More >

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 >

IB Seminar: Evolution of endocrine traits in an urbanizing world

Seminar | October 31 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Jenny Ouyang, University of Nevada, Reno

 Department of Integrative Biology

Econ 235, Financial Economics Student Seminar

Seminar | October 31 | 12:45-2 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Farzad Pourbabaee; Simon Xu; Maris Jensen

 Department of Economics

Women's Soccer vs. Arizona

Sport - Intercollegiate - Soccer | October 31 | 1 p.m. |  Edwards Track Stadium

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Women's Soccer hosts Arizona in conference action at Edwards Stadium.

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

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 >

A Place to Be Human: Black Placemaking In and Against Education Opportunity: 2019 - 2020 Critical University Studies Speaker Series

Lecture | October 31 | 2:30-4 p.m. | 127 Dwinelle Hall

 Dr. Jalil Bishop, Vice-Provost's Postdoctoral Scholar, University of Pennsylvania's Graduate School of Education

 Center for Race and Gender

CRG Working Group "Critical University Studies" invites you to the first installment of the 2019-2020 Critical University Studies Speaker Series, featuring Dr. Jalil Bishop. Dr. Bishop will present on his latest research project which highlights how schools and colleges create precarity in Black communities. His findings show how underdevelopment in Black neighborhoods and unequal opportunity in...   More >

  RSVP online

Interpreting Deep Neural Networks

Seminar | October 31 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

 Aude Oliva, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

ESPM Seminar Series, Fall 2019: Brian Eyler

Seminar | October 31 | 3:30 p.m. | 132 Mulford Hall

 Brian Eyler

 Dept. of Environmental Science, Policy, and Mgmt. (ESPM)

Brian Eyler, Senior Fellow and Director of the Stimson Center’s Southeast Asia program, will present: "Last Days of the Mighty Mekong." Coffee will be available before the talk at 2:30PM in 139 Mulford; meet the speaker after the talk in 139 Mulford Hall.

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research and Finding a Mentor Workshop

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

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

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research

If you are thinking about getting involved in undergraduate research, this workshop is a great place to start! You will get a broad overview of the research opportunities available to undergraduates on campus, and strategies for connecting with faculty members who can guide you.

Turkish Twilight: How Erdoğan Reversed his Country from Reform to War

Lecture | October 31 | 4-6 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Sultan Room, CMES

 Yavuz Baydar, Senior journalist, Editor-in-chief of the Independent Ahval News Online

 Near Eastern Studies, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Graduate School of Journalism

In a span of nearly two decades, Turkey under the rule of Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has seen it all. How Turkey’s hopes for democratic reform and membership in the European Union were cast away from dawn to twilight is a remarkable episode with consequences far beyond its borders and still open-ended, including potential for deepening tragedy. How Erdoğan's media capture evolved into...   More >

Seminar 242, Econometrics: Reading Group Meeting

Seminar | October 31 | 4-5 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Department of Economics

Mathematics Department Colloquium: Recent advances on `hearing the shape of a drum'

Colloquium | October 31 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Steve Zelditch, Northwestern University

 Department of Mathematics

In 1966, M. Kac posed the problem, `Can one hear the shape of a drum', i.e. can one determine a bounded plane domain from its Dirichlet (or, Neumann) eigenvalues? He proved that indeed one can determine a disk from its spectrum. Disks remained the only domains known to be determined by their eigenvalues until recently. My talk concerns a recent result due to Hamid Hezari and myself, showing that...   More >

LEP Halloween Celebration

Social Event | October 31 | 5-6:30 p.m. | César E. Chávez Student Center, Mezzanine

 SLC Language Exchange Program

Join us this Thursday, 10/31, from 5-6:30PM for the LEP Halloween Celebration!

Come share terrifying tales, snap some Photo Boo-th pics, and create your own otherworldly works of art with fellow language enthusiasts. Don’t forget to come dressed up in your most spooky, elaborate, or ridiculous attire: the best costumes will be awarded a wicked surprise!

Ghoulish goodies and tasty treats...   More >

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Oyin-i geyigülügči [The Illumination of the Mind]: Science of Salvation in a Sa skya Soteriological Treatise in Pre-Classical Mongolian Verse

Colloquium | October 31 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Brian Baumann, UC Berkeley

 Center for Buddhist Studies, Mongolia Initiative

With a promise of salvation from this mortal coil and the threat of infernal perdition for heretics, religions such as Buddhism, Christianity, and Islam expound a doctrine of faith in the possibility of achieving a catholic state of enduring peace and justice irrespective of any one individual. With this faith these religions gained supremacy over their respective worlds by winning unto their...   More >

On the October 13th Polish Parliamentary Elections and Their Human Rights Implications

Lecture | October 31 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Graduate Theological Union, Dinner Board Room

 Wanda Nowicka, Polish politician and activist

 Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES), San Francisco-Kraków Sister Cities Association, Taube Foundation for Jewish Life and Culture

Wanda Hanna Nowicka is a Polish politician and activist who served as the Deputy Marshal of the Sejm of the Republic of Poland from 8 November 2011 to 11 November 2015. In the very recent, October 13, 2019 parliamentary elections, she was voted to be an MP representing in leftist party Lewica.

Born in Lublin, she attended the University of Warsaw, graduating with a degree in classical...   More >

  RSVP by emailing info@taubephilanthropies.org

Uğur Ümit Üngör | The Kurds in the Century of Genocide: From the First World War to ISIS

Lecture | October 31 | 6-7:30 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Uğur Ümit Üngör, Associate Professor, Department of History, Utrecht University

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

First Annual CMES Kurdish Studies Lecture

The Kurds’ experience with modern mass violence, from civil wars to genocides, is long and complex. Whereas Kurds lived for centuries in pre-national conditions in the Ottoman and Persian empires, the advent of nationalism and the nation-state system in the Middle East radically changed the situation. This lecture examines the Kurds’ encounter with...   More >

At ‘Home’ Away from ‘Home’? The ex-Ottoman Armenians and Spatial Belonging in Soviet Armenia

Lecture | October 31 | 6:30-8 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 Aysenur Korkmaz, Katz Research Fellow in Genocide Studies at the USC Shoah Foundation Center for Advanced Genocide Research, University of Southern California

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

This talk explores spatial attachments among the ex-Ottoman Armenians who survived the Armenian genocide and settled in their ‘new homeland’, Soviet Armenia. It addresses the question of how the refugees dealt with loss and displacement and reflected on their former hometowns, referred to as ‘Ergir,’ a spatial construct denoting a symbolic ‘Armenian homeland’ or a ‘local homeland’ in...   More >

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

Lecture | October 31 | 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

Séance on a Wet Afternoon

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Even with a new generation of directors, there would always be the English psychological thriller lorded (or ladied) over by dotty women with strange powers. In Séance on a Wet Afternoon, the marvelous, too-little-known Kim Stanley is Myra, a medium with a message: to bring attention to her “gift,” she and her beleaguered mate Billy (Richard Attenborough, who also produced the film) kidnap a...   More >

Friday, November 1, 2019

Application for Spring BUILD (Berkeley United in Literacy Development) OPENS!

Miscellaneous | November 1 | Eshleman Hall, Online Application

 Public Service Center

Get paid via Work Study or earn units to mentor youth with BUILD (k-5th reading). Be a mentor! Apply Now!

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 >

RAPDP - Intermediate - Closeouts

Workshop | November 1 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | 24 University Hall

 Human Resources

Synopsis: An intermediate workshop the breaks down the process for closing a sponsored award, including the roles and responsibilities of the RA and the CGA analyst, how to complete an accrual journal as part of a Closeout, and how a Closeout is submitted in BFS. Learning Objectives: • Identify the steps and timeline to closeout an award • Identify the steps to complete the financial...   More >

  Register online

Berkeley Construction Innovation Day

Conference/Symposium | November 1 | 9:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. | B110 Blum Hall

 David Trejo, Professor, OSU "Concrete Innovations"; Jim Lindeman, Loqust "Time-space scheduling"; Alan Pumklin, Catepillar "Autonomous Vehicles in Construction"; Iris Tommelein and John Gambatese, UC Berkeley and OSU "Mistake-proofing and Prevention through Design"; Sabrina Odah,, Suffolk Construction " Leveraging Technology for Innovation in Commercial Construction"; Phil Lorenzo, StructionSite "Reality Capture and Applied AI in Construction"; Bill Ibbs, Professor, UC Berkeley "Loss of Productivity Standards"

 Panel Discussion, "Implementing Innovation in a Company or Agency"

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

The Berkeley Construction Innovation Day is to bring together Cal alums and contractors, designers, owners, and other construction-related parties, to identify and reflect on innovations shaping our industry. See details of the agenda and registration at https://lnkd.in/gUiiTc6

Essig Brunch Seminar: Entomology - insects, arachnids, and other arthopods

Seminar | October 4 – December 13, 2019 every Friday with exceptions | 10-11 a.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 1101 (UCMP "fishbowl")

 See website for current speaker and topic

 Essig Museum of Entomology

Weekly seminar series focused on insect ecology, evolution, behavior, and other research topics.

BIDS Forum: Information and Uncertainty in Data Science

Meeting | November 1 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 190B Doe Library

 Berkeley Institute for Data Science

Full details about this meeting will be posted here: https://bids.berkeley.edu/events.

Quantum Many-Body Seminar: Classical and quantum walks: analogies and differences and a bouquet of surprises

Seminar | November 1 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Alberto Grunbaum, University of California, Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

This is the second part of the talk. I will give an ab-initio description of "Quantum walks" comparing them to classical walks. Both similarities and differences will be stressed.

Professional Program in Regulatory Affairs Online Information Session

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

 Richard Louie, Ph.D., FACB, UC Berkeley Extension

 UC Berkeley Extension

Learn about the regulatory affairs profession, examples of career paths and how our program can help you build the knowledge base to reach your professional goals.

  Register online

Higher Education Researchers Workgroup

Meeting | November 1 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Evans Hall, CSHE Conference Room, 768

 Center for Studies in Higher Education

The goal of this new group is to bring together qualitative and quantitative higher education researchers working on issues at Berkeley.

  RSVP by emailing Anne Maclachlan at maclach@berkeley.edu

Dancing for Fun and Fitness (BEUHS605)

Workshop | November 1 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 251 Hearst Gymnasium

 Nadia Qabazard

 Be Well at Work - Wellness

Fit some fun and fitness into your day with these free, beginner dance classes. Zumba will be 9/6, Samba will be 10/4, Hula / Polynesian will be 11/1, and Zumba / Samba will be 12/6. No partner required. Comfortable clothing and athletic shoes recommended.

  Register online

Fellowship Conference + Housewarming Party

Conference/Symposium | November 1 | 12:30-4:30 p.m. | The Law Building, Warren Room

 Human Rights Center

Join us for Ted-style talks from our 2019 Human Rights Center Fellows on human rights in Latin America, Africa, the Middle East, and California. Keynote at 4pm from Dr. Liz Barnert on El Salvador. Come for all or part of the day.

RSVP:Tinyurl.com/HRCFELLOWSHIP2019
With special thanks to Dr. Thomas J. White for making the fellowships possible and to the Full Circle Fund for
supporting two...   More >

Fall 2019 LEP Global Book Club: Barracoon: The Story of the Last "Black Cargo"

Miscellaneous | October 25 – December 6, 2019 every Friday | 1-2 p.m. | 110 César E. Chávez Student Center

 SLC Language Exchange Program

Join us for the Fall 2019 LEP Global Book Club! This semester, as we join the campus in commemorating 400 Years of Resistance to Slavery and Injustice, we will be reading Barracoon: The Story of the Last "Black Cargo.”

Written in 1931 and published just last year, Barracoon chronicles Hurston’s conversations with Cudjo Kossula Lewis, one of the last survivors of the Atlantic Slave...   More >

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FinTech Legal Workshop

Workshop | November 1 | 1-6 p.m. |  Charles Schwab

 211 Main St, San Francisco, CA 94105

 Berkeley Law

FinTech Legal is a half-day workshop designed to provide FinTech entrepreneurs, investors, attorneys, and other professionals with a general introduction to the unique and sometimes counter-intuitive ways that finance innovation is regulated in the United States. In addition to an overview of the basic structure of U.S. bank regulation and the key government regulators, the program will examine...   More >

Solid State Technology and Devices Seminar: Integrated Optical Phased Arrays: LiDAR, Augmented Reality, and Beyond

Seminar | November 1 | 1-2 p.m. | Cory Hall, The Hogan Room, 521

 Jelena Notaros, Ph.D. Student and Researcher, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

This talk will present recent advances in integrated optical phased array architectures, results, and applications.

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

Introduction to Scanning Electron Microscopy

Workshop | November 1 | 2-4 p.m. | 12 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility) | Note change in date and time

 Venicia Slotten, Anthropology, UC Berkeley

 Archaeological Research Facility

A Scanning Electron Microscope is a form of microscopy that uses focused beams of electrons to reveal the surface topography of a specimen.

 Registration Info: Workshops cost $50 for non-ARF affiliated researchers. It is free for ARF researchers.

  Register online

Hitachi TM 1000 SEM

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 >

Imaging the Brain at High Spatiotemporal Resolution: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | November 1 | 2-3 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Na Ji, UC Berkeley, Physics

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

Physics has long employed optical methods to probe and manipulate matter on scales from the infinitesimal to the immense. To understand the brain, we need to monitor physiological processes of single synapses as well as neural activity of a large number of networked neurons.

Optical microscopy has emerged as an ideal tool in this quest, as it is capable of imaging neurons distributed over...   More >

Student Probability/PDE Seminar: Constructing the Airy Sheet Using Brownian Last Passage Percolation II

Seminar | November 1 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Milind Hegde, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

We will present the recent construction of the Airy sheet by Dauvergne, Ortmann, and Virag. In the first talk we will prove the novel extension of the RSK correspondence at the center of their approach, which relates last passage values in a Brownian environment to last passage values in the environment of the Airy line ensemble. Reference: https://arxiv.org/pdf/1812.00309.pdf

MENA Salon: Religious Freedom in the Middle East and Beyond

Workshop | November 1 | 3-4 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Every Friday the CMES hosts an informal guided discussion of current events in the Middle East and North Africa, open to all.

On 23 September, UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief Ahmed Shaheed released a report on the “Elimination of All Forms of Religious Intolerance.” The report notes the rise of anti-Semitism worldwide, pointing to the fatal attacks on synagogues in...   More >

Composition Colloquium: Cygnus Ensemble

Colloquium | November 1 | 3 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

https://www.cygnusensemble.com/

ABCs of Information: Content, Context, Relevance, and other Challenges

Seminar | November 1 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 107 South Hall

 Michael Buckland

 Information, School of

How could we evolve a more satisfactory tool-kit of concepts and terms as a stronger basis for information studies?

Heavy Metal Chelation: Applications in Industry and Medicine

Seminar | November 1 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Justin Wilson, Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology, Cornell University

 College of Chemistry

Heavy metal ions are typically considered to be detrimental to human health and are therefore considered to be a nuisance in both industrial and medicinal settings. The proper control of these ions via chelation, however, can engender them with beneficial applications in both regards. In this talk, I will discuss our group’s efforts to design chelators for heavy metal ions spanning the s-, d-,...   More >

Learning for Robust Control and Optimization: Efficiency and Safety of Autonomous Transportation Systems

Seminar | November 1 | 4 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Fei Mao, University of Connecticut

 Institute of Transportation Studies

University of Connecticut's Fei Miao will present Learning for Robust Control and Optimization: Efficiency and Safety of Autonomous Transportation Systems at 4 p.m. Nov. 1 at the ITS Transportation Seminar in 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building.

Fei Mao

The Spatiality of Emotion in Early Modern China: From Dreamscapes to Theatricality

Colloquium | November 1 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Ling Hon Lam, Associate Professor, East Asian Languages and Cultures, UC Berkeley

 David Marno, Associate Professor of English, UC Berkeley

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

Emotion takes place. Rather than an interior state of mind in response to the outside world, emotion per se is spatial, at turns embedding us from without, transporting us somewhere else, or putting us ahead of ourselves. In his book The Spatiality of Emotion in Early Modern China, Ling Hon Lam gives an original account of the history of emotions in Chinese literature and culture centered on the...   More >

Logic Colloquium: The Connes Embedding Problem and Model Theory

Colloquium | November 1 | 4-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Isaac Goldbring, UC Irvine

 Department of Mathematics

The Connes Embedding Problem is the following problem in von Neumann algebras:  does every tracial von Neumann algebra embed into an ultrapower of a particular von Neumann algebra, the so-called hyperfinite $II_1$ factor $R$.  After the work of many mathematicians, this problem has been shown to have equivalent reformulations in C*-algebras, operator systems, quantum information theory, free...   More >

Pakistan's Education Conundrum | Zia Akther Abbas

Lecture | November 1 | 4-6 p.m. | Eshleman Hall, ASUC Senate Chambers, Floor 5

 Zia Akhter Abbas, Executive Vice President, The Citizens Foundation

 Shashi Buluswar, CEO, Institute for Transformative Technologies

 The Citizens Foundation at Berkeley, Cal Pakistani Students Association, Institute for South Asia Studies

The Citizens Foundation's Executive Vice President will be speaking about the current education conundrum in Pakistan and TCF's Education Movement to enable access to quality education for the less privileged children and empowering them to achieve their dreams.

Ethnic Notions

Film - Feature | November 1 | 4 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Inspired by and named for a 1982 exhibition of racist memorabilia at the Berkeley Art Center, the Emmy Award–winning Ethnic Notions “became one of Riggs’s most important works because of its direct approach to an unpopular but important subject: cultural racism and its psychological impact on the development of race and race relations in America,” curator Rhea Combs writes. “Riggs’s thorough and...   More >

Student Arithmetic Geometry Seminar: The Hochschild-Kostant-Rosenberg Theorem in Characteristic p

Seminar | November 1 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Joseph Stahl, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

The celebrated theorem of Hochschild-Kostant-Rosenberg says that for a smooth algebra $R$ over a ring $k$, the Hochschild homology algebra $HH_*(R/k)$ is isomorphic to the algebra of differential forms $\Omega _{R/k}^*$. Moreover, if $k$ is a $Q$-algebra, then there is a quasi-isomorphism at the level of complexes $HH(R/k)\simeq \bigoplus _i\Omega ^i_{R/k}[i]$, where the right hand side is viewed...   More >

The Discovery of Pulsars: A Graduate Student's Tale: 2019 Emilio Segrè Lecture

Lecture | November 1 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium

 Jocelyn Bell Burnell, Visiting Professor, Chancellor, University of Oxford, England, and University of Dundee, Scotland

 Department of Physics

In this presentation Jocelyn Bell Burnell will describe how pulsars were inadvertently discovered, describe some instances where they were 'nearly' discovered, and outline the properties of these amazing objects.

Taste of Cherry: (Ta’am-e gilas)

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

A man with a hangdog face circles the scrubby outskirts of Tehran in a dust-colored Range Rover, looking for someone to do a job. We’re left in extended suspense as to the nature of his proposition; when at last we learn what the driver, Mr. Badii, wants—to die—his motivation is never explained, his anguish never explored. Instead the film gives us afternoon light and lengthening shadows, the...   More >

Volleyball vs. Oregon

Sport - Intercollegiate - Volleyball | November 1 | 7 p.m. |  Haas Pavilion

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Volleyball hosts Oregon in conference action at Haas Pavilion.

UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra

Performing Arts - Music | November 1 – 2, 2019 every day | 8 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

David Milnes, Music Director

$25 General Admission, $20 Senior, Student (non-UCB), UCB Faculty/Staff, $5 UCB students

  Buy tickets online or by calling 510.642.9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Saturday, November 2, 2019

Sick Plant Clinic

Special Event | February 4, 2017 – December 7, 2019 the first Saturday of the month every month with exceptions | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join the Garden for our monthly Sick Plant Clinic and find out which diseases ail your plants. Entomologists are also available to identify the pests that are living in your plants too! Please cover plants and disease samples in containers or bags before entering the Garden.

BERKELEY CLINIC DIAGNOSES RESIDENTS' PLANTS
Lauren Reed-Guy, Chronicle Staff Writer
San Francisco Chronicle June...   More >

Certificate Program in Clinical Research Conduct and Management

Information Session | November 2 | 10-11 a.m. | 3A UC Berkeley Extension (Belmont Center)

 UC Berkeley Extension

Learn how this professional certificate can help you launch or advance your career in clinical research by enhancing your knowledge of clinical trials. For more information about the program, visit extension.berkeley.edu/cert/clinical.html.

  Register online

Cal Alumni Student Association Networking Brunch: Build your Cal network

Social Event | November 2 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. |  Alumni House

 Cal Alumni Association

Do you want to build stronger connections with Cal’s amazing alumni and student communities? Come to a networking brunch hosted by the Cal Alumni Student Association (CASA) on Saturday, November 2, from 11 A.M. to 1 P.M. at Alumni House.

Career Fair: sponsored by the National Association of Black Journalists

Career Fair | November 2 | 12-5 p.m. | Anna Head Alumnae Hall (2537 Haste St.), Enter at Maximino Martinez Commons 2520 Channing

 Graduate School of Journalism

Recruiters from CNN, The New York Times, NBC, Center for Investigative Reporting, KQED and many more media companies are seeking candidates for internships, fellowships and entry-level career positions. FREE REGISTRATION at https://journalism.berkeley.edu/student-groups/nabj/

FREE

 All professionals and students from around the Bay Area are welcome to attend!. Registration opens October 1. Register online or by calling Pam Gleason at 510-642-3654, or by emailing Pam Gleason at pgleason@berkeley.edu by November 2.

All are welcome!

Repair Cafe - A Free Community Repair Event

Special Event | November 2 | 1-4 p.m. |  Berkeley Technology Academy

 2701 Martin Luther King Jr Way, Berkeley, CA 94703

 Cal Zero Waste, Transition Berkeley

Do you have broken items you don’t want to send to the landfill? Are you someone with DIY repair skills? Are you looking for volunteer opportunities?

Mark your calendars for Transition Berkeley and Cal Zero Waste’s upcoming Repair Café on Saturday, November 2nd from 1 - 4pm, held at the Berkeley Technology Academy! Repair Cafés are free events where the community comes together to fix broken...   More >

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

76 Minutes and 16 Seconds with Abbas Kiarostami: (76 daghighe va 15 sanieh ba Abbas Kiarostami)

Film - Feature | November 2 | 3 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Filmmaker Seifollah Samadian was one of Abbas Kiarostami’s closest friends and worked alongside him for over twenty-five years, collaborating on projects such as ABC Africa and Five. In this intimate portrait, which is revealing in subtle and touching ways, Samadian draws upon footage he shot of Kiarostami on location and while traveling in Iran and abroad, showing him at work as a photographer,...   More >

Reading: Jori Finkel

Reading - Nonfiction | November 2 | 3 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Arts journalist Jori Finkel (The New York Times and The Art Newspaper) introduces her new book It Speaks to Me, in which fifty celebrated artists from New York to New Delhi talk about the eye-opening and thought-provoking art that has inspired them. Highlights include David Hockney on Edgar Degas, Shirin Neshat on Alice Neel, Marina Abramovic on Umberto Boccioni, Ai Weiwei on a Shang Dynasty...   More >

76 Minutes and 16 Seconds with Abbas Kiarostami: (76 daghighe va 15 sanieh ba Abbas Kiarostami)

Film - Feature | November 2 | 3 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Filmmaker Seifollah Samadian was one of Abbas Kiarostami’s closest friends and worked alongside him for over twenty-five years, collaborating on projects such as ABC Africa and Five. In this intimate portrait, which is revealing in subtle and touching ways, Samadian draws upon footage he shot of Kiarostami on location and while traveling in Iran and abroad, showing him at work as a photographer,...   More >

Jour de fête

Film - Feature | November 2 | 3:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

This loose series of village vignettes follows the misadventures of a postman (Tati) who, inspired by a hyperbolic newsreel at a traveling fair, attempts to emulate the spectacular speed and efficiency of the American postal service—on his bicycle. The fair’s boisterous energy, in contrast to the lull of village routine, is brilliantly evoked by the controlled cacophony of the soundtrack. The...   More >

The Big Road

Film - Feature | November 2 | 5:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

A group of hopeful Chinese youth awaken to their patriotic duty while building a strategic highway in Sun Yu’s stirring socialist agitprop drama, set during the Japanese invasion of the country and starring a who’s-who of legendary Chinese actors, including Jin Yan (the “Chinese Valentino”), Zheng Junli, and Li Lili. The collective body politic may be glorified here, but the body itself is as...   More >

Volleyball vs. Oregon State

Sport - Intercollegiate - Volleyball | November 2 | 7 p.m. |  Haas Pavilion

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Volleyball hosts Oregon State in conference action at Haas Pavilion.

UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra

Performing Arts - Music | November 1 – 2, 2019 every day | 8 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

David Milnes, Music Director

$25 General Admission, $20 Senior, Student (non-UCB), UCB Faculty/Staff, $5 UCB students

  Buy tickets online or by calling 510.642.9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Robert Simonds, Violin

Performing Arts - Music | November 2 | 8-10 p.m. |  McEnerney Hall (1750 Arch St.)

 Center for New Music & Audio Technologies

American violinist Robert Simonds has a multifaceted career as an orchestral player, chamber musician, and solo recitalist. This year, Rob begins his first season as principal second violin of the Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra and his eighth as a member of the Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music in Santa Cruz, CA.

$10 General, $5 Students and seniors

The Watermelon Woman

Film - Feature | November 2 | 8 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

“Funky screwball comedy in the key of queer” is how critic B. Ruby Rich characterized The Watermelon Woman, the first feature of video artist/comedienne Cheryl Dunye. In it, Dunye plays a lesbian video-store clerk and would-be filmmaker who becomes obsessed with uncovering the history of a star of the early “race” films, the so-called Watermelon Woman. It develops that this “mammy” was a sister,...   More >

Exhibits and Ongoing Events

The Life and Career of Kaneji Domoto

Exhibit - Multimedia | August 19 – December 16, 2019 every day | 210 Wurster Hall

 Environmental Design, College of

This exhibition explores the complex story behind the only American Japanese architect and landscape architect at Frank Lloyd Wright’s Usonian community, in Westchester County, New York in 1944.

The Languages of Berkeley: An Online Exhibition

Exhibit - Multimedia | September 1, 2019 – August 31, 2020 every day |  Free Speech Movement Cafe (Moffitt Library)

 Library, Berkeley Language Center

Celebrates the magnificent diversity of languages that advance research, teaching, and learning at the University of California, Berkeley. It is the point of embarkation for an exciting sequential exhibit that will build on one post per week, showcasing an array of digitized works in the original language chosen by those who work with these languages on a daily basis - librarians, professors,...   More >

Power and the People: The U.S. Census and Who Counts

Exhibit - Artifacts | September 16, 2019 – March 1, 2020 every day | Doe Library, Bernice Layne Brown Gallery

 Library

Since 1790, the U.S. Census has impacted many aspects of our lives. It determines congressional apportionment, decides which communities receive a slice of $500,000,000,000 in federal funds, and provides information essential to policy making. Census questions also reflect the beliefs, concerns and prejudices of their time, starting with the first census which mandated that enslaved people be...   More >

Power to the People

You Are On Indian Land: There There (On the Same Page 2019): An Exhibit of Library Collections relating to the Native American community of Oakland

Exhibit - Multimedia | August 26, 2019 – January 31, 2020 every day | Moffitt Undergraduate Library, 3rd floor

 Library

Tommy Orange's debut novel, There There, is this year's On the Same Page program reading. The entire campus community is encouraged to read the book and participate in classes and events this Fall.

“Orange’s debut is an ambitious meditation on identity and its broken alternatives, on myth filtered through the lens of time and poverty and urban life. Its many short chapters are told through a...   More >

 Show UCB ID to enter Moffitt Library

Pleasure, Poison, Prescription, Prayer: The Worlds of Mind-Altering Substances

Exhibit - Artifacts | March 15 – December 15, 2019 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Hearst Museum of Anthropology

 Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

If you sip a cup of coffee, are you on drugs? If you try psychedelics, are you committing a crime? If you have a sweet tooth, are you a sugar addict?


Since the beginning of human existence, peoples of the world have altered their minds with countless plant-based substances. They have done so for many reasons, ranging from pleasure to health to ceremony, with effects both harmful and benign,...   More >

Guided Tours: Strange

Exhibit - Multimedia | September 8 – November 17, 2019 every Sunday | 2 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Explore the spirit of Surrealism with a guided tour of Strange, which features a diverse array of works from the BAMPFA collection invoking the improbable, uncanny, mysterious, and miraculous.

Guided Tours: Strange

Exhibit - Multimedia | September 4 – November 27, 2019 every Wednesday | 12:15 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Explore the spirit of Surrealism with a guided tour of Strange, which features a diverse array of works from the BAMPFA collection invoking the improbable, uncanny, mysterious, and miraculous.

Five Tables of Science in Art

Exhibit - Photography | October 30 | 4-7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Natural wonders, natural disasters, technological leaps, and environmental portents. In conjunction with this year’s Bay Area Science Festival (October 25 through November 2), the BAMPFA art study centers present a special Five Tables viewing of art with a scientific bent. Works on view include: a barnacle-encrusted tea bowl from a 500-year-old Vietnamese shipwreck; Kobayashi Kiyochika’s 1883...   More >