<< Week of November 17 >>

Sunday, November 17, 2019

Women's Basketball vs. UC Riverside

Sport - Intercollegiate - Basketball | November 17 |  Haas Pavilion

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Women's Basketball hosts UC Riverside at Haas Pavilion.

TDPS presents The Caucasian Chalk Circle by Bertolt Brecht

Performing Arts - Theater | November 15 – 24, 2019 every day with exceptions |  Zellerbach Playhouse

 Christine Nicholson

 Bertolt Brecht

 Alistair Beaton

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

This captivating and comedic play within a play tells the corresponding stories of a post-war land dispute in the Caucasus Mountains and a young servant who risks her life to raise an abandoned child.

$13–20

  Buy tickets online

San Quentin Prison Studio Mail Art Exchange

Workshop | November 17 | 11 a.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

As part of the exhibition The San Quentin Project: Nigel Poor and the Men of San Quentin State Prison, we celebrate the San Quentin Prison Arts Program by featuring artwork that has been mailed to BAMPFA from the artists at the San Quentin Art Studio. Join us in the Art Lab to see their artwork, learn about the program, and use our art making materials to create mail art to send back.

Volleyball vs. USC

Sport - Intercollegiate - Volleyball | November 17 | 12 p.m. |  Haas Pavilion

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Volleyball hosts USC in conference action at Haas Pavilion.

NaNoWriMo 2019: Come Write In at Doe Library

Special Event | November 3 – December 1, 2019 every Sunday | 1-4 p.m. | Doe Library, Room 180 Doe

 Library

National Novel Writing Month – Celebrate 20 Years of Creativity at Doe Library!

Have you ever thought about writing a novel but just didn’t think you had the time? Join fellow writers during the month of November at Doe Library and let your creativity shine!

 The Library attempts to offer programs in accessible, barrier-free settings. If you think you may require disability-related accommodations, please contact Shannon Monroe at least two weeks prior to the event at smonroe@berkeley.edu

Alt-Text as Poetry

Workshop | November 17 | 1 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Alt-text is an essential part of web accessibility, making visual content accessible to blind people and those with low vision. It is often overlooked altogether or understood through the lens of compliance, as an unwelcome burden to be met with minimum effort. How can we instead approach alt-text thoughtfully and creatively? In this workshop developed by artists Bojana Coklyat and Shannon...   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

Shiraz: A Romance of India

Film - Feature | November 17 | 2 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Based on the romance between seventeenth-century Mughal ruler Shah Jahan and his queen, this epic silent film is the ravishing, romantic tale behind the creation of one of the world’s most iconic structures, the Taj Mahal. Shot entirely on location in India, it features lavish costumes and gorgeous settings—all the more impressive in this restoration by the BFI National Archive, which features a...   More >

Shiraz: A Romance of India

Film - Feature | November 17 | 2 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Institute for South Asia Studies

Based on the romance between seventeenth-century Mughal ruler Shah Jahan and his queen, this epic silent film is the ravishing, romantic tale behind the creation of one of the world’s most iconic structures, the Taj Mahal. Shot entirely on location in India, it features lavish costumes and gorgeous settings—all the more impressive in this restoration by the BFI National Archive, which features a...   More >

UC Alumni Chorus Presents: A Mass-Up

Performing Arts - Music | November 17 | 3 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 UC Alumni Chorus, Cal Alumni Association

A mash-up of movements from the great masses. Come hear the finest examples of choral writing ever amassed from a thousand years of Eucharist and Requiem Mass settings. The programme offers a seamless presentation of glorious excerpts performed by a massive chorus and orchestra; featuring soprano Michele Kennedy and guest singers from the Unitarian Universalist Society of San Francisco, UC...   More >

UC Alumni Chorus Presents: A Mass-Up

Performing Arts - Music | November 17 | 3 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Cal Alumni Association, University of California Alumni Chorus

Come hear the finest examples of choral writing ever amassed from a thousant years of Eucharist and Requiem Mass settings. The programme offers a seamless presentation of glorious excerpts performed by a massive chorus and orchestra: featuring soprano Michele Kennedy and guest singers from the Unitarian Universalist Society of San Francisco, UC Berkeley's Perfect Fifth, and the UC Men's and...   More >

Jim Allison: Breakthrough

Film - Documentary | November 17 | 4:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

This documentary tells the remarkable story of the perseverance of a biological scientist who found a cure for cancer through his trailblazing immunotherapy research. Jim Allison spent a significant part of his career as a professor of immunology and director of the Cancer Research Laboratory at UC Berkeley between 1985 and 2004, and concurrently at UC San Francisco from 1997. Among his many...   More >

Video Games Live

Performing Arts - Music | November 17 | 7-9 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Cal Performances

An interactive show created by game music composer Tommy Tallarico features the UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra performing live arrangements of video game music hits, synchronized to video footage, light displays, and theatrical special effects. Pre- and post-concert events offer a chance to interact with others in the gaming community, and include a costume contest, and meet-and-greets with top...   More >

$30-75 (prices subject to change)

  Tickets go on sale August 6. Buy tickets online or by calling 5106429988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Video Games Live! features the UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra performing live arrangements of video game music hits, synchronized to video footage, light displays, and theatrical special effects, Sunday, November 17, 2019 in Zellerbach Hall.

If . . .

Film - Feature | November 17 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

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

Gospel Chorus

Performing Arts - Music | November 17 | 7:30 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

Mark Wilson, Director

$16 General Admission, $12 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

Monday, November 18, 2019

Data analysis for R-chaeologists!

Workshop | November 18 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility) | Note change in date

 Evan Muzzall, Instructional Services Lead, D-Lab, UC Berkeley

 Archaeological Research Facility

Intro to RStudio, basic data subsetting, summarization/visualization, unsupervised methods for sorting data, responsible application of parametric and nonparametric statistics.

 Registration Info: Workshops cost $50 for non-UC attendees. The workshops are free for students, faculty, and staff.

  Register online

Understanding Visual Field Loss

Seminar | November 18 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 489 Minor Hall

 Eli Peli, Harvard Medical School

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Could we develop more effective field expansion devices if we better understood the nature and impact of field loss? No proof of that, but I’d like to think so. Simulations have been a major tool in trying to understand the nature and impact of the loss. Most simulations of field loss found in textbooks, websites, and scientific papers are wrong; they do not represent what patients perceive. I’ll...   More >

Towards Physics-Informed Deep Learning to Emulate Complex Turbulent and Chaotic Systems: Berkeley Fluids Seminar

Seminar | November 18 | 12-1 p.m. | 3110 Etcheverry Hall

 Dr. Karthik Kashinath, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

 Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME)

Abstract: Simulating complex multi-scale physical systems often involves solving partial differential equations (PDEs) with closures for the unresolved scales. Although the advancement of high-performance computing has made resolving small-scale physics possible, such simulations are still very expensive. Therefore, reliable and accurate closure models for the unresolved physics remains an...   More >

Fishnet Statistics for Quasbrittle Materials with Nacre-Like Alternating Parallel and Series Links: Design for Failure Probability: SEMM Seminar

Seminar | November 18 | 12-1 p.m. | 502 Davis Hall

 Zdenek P. Bazant, PhD, W.P. Murphy Professor and McCormick Institute Professor, Northwestern University

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

Public Finance Lunch:

Seminar | November 18 | 12-2 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall | Note change in date

 Arlen Guarin Galeano; Enrico Rubolino

 Robert D. Burch Center for Tax Policy and Public Finance

Arlen Guarin Galeano - "Reparations as Development: Evidence from the Victims of the Colombian Armed Conflict"

Rocco Rubolino - "Can local governments implement a progressive income tax?"

  RSVP online by November 14.

Interviewing for the Job

Workshop | November 18 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 24 University Hall

 Human Resources

Job interview skills are important whether you are switching fields, seeking an advanced position along your current path, or just keeping your skills sharp. This workshop provides an effective framework for expressing your qualifications.

Combinatorics Seminar: Some instances of equivariant gamma-positivity in geometric combinatorics

Seminar | November 18 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Christos Athansiadis, University of Athens (Greece)

 Department of Mathematics

Gamma-positivity provides a powerful method to prove unimodality for polynomials with real symmetric coefficients. It appeared in the seventies, in work of Foata and Sch"utzenberger on the Eulerian polynomials, and attracted considerable attention after work of Br"ande'n on poset Eulerian polynomials and Gal on triangulations of spheres. Gamma-positivity admits a natural equivariant...   More >

Voice recital

Performing Arts - Music | November 18 | 12:15 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

Students of the Vocal Studies Program present
Songs of passion, unfulfilled desire, dreams, and wanderlust - a survey of art song history in performance.

Nikolas Nackley, director.

Jeffrey Sykes, piano.

free

Insurgent Aesthetics: Flight, Freedom, and Fantasy on the Frontiers of US Empire

Lecture | November 18 | 12:30-2 p.m. | Moffitt Undergraduate Library, BCNM Commons - 340

 Ronak K. Kapadia, University of Illinois at Chicago

 Center for New Media, Asian American Studies, Center for Race and Gender, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Department of Gender and Women's Studies

In Insurgent Aesthetics, Ronak K. Kapadia theorizes the world-making power of contemporary art responses to US militarism in the Greater Middle East. He traces how new forms of remote killing, torture, confinement, and surveillance have created a distinctive post-9/11 infrastructure of racialized state violence. Linking these new forms of violence to the history of American imperialism and...   More >

Matrix On Point: IPCC Report

Panel Discussion | November 18 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 820 Barrows Hall

 Daniel Kammen, ERG Chair, Professor, Energy and Resources Group; James Bishop, Professor, Earth and Planetary Science; Kathryn De Master, Assistant Professor of Agriculture, Society, and Environment, Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management; Alexander Arroyo, PhD Student, Department of Geography

 Social Science Matrix

The oceans are warming and acidifying at alarming rates, threatening the collapse of marine ecosystems. Extreme sea-level events put coastal communities at risk. Melting permafrost will lead to landslides, avalanches, rockfalls, and floods.

A recent report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the United Nations body responsible for assessing the science related to climate...   More >

  RSVP online

Political Economy Seminar: “Tough Cases: Does Time Pressure Affect How Judges Make Decisions in Chinese Courts?”

Seminar | November 18 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Molly Roberts, Professor, UCSD

 Department of Economics

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

Expanded Internet Art

Lecture | November 18 | 12:30-2 p.m. | Moffitt Undergraduate Library, BCNM Commons, Room 340

 Ceci Moss, writer, curator, educator, LA

 Center for New Media

In this talk, author Dr. Ceci Moss discusses her new book “Expanded Internet Art: Twenty-First-Century Artistic Practice and the Informational Milieu” (New York: Bloomsbury, 2019). The publication is the first comprehensive art historical study of “expanded” internet art practices. Charting the rise of a multidisciplinary approach to online artistic practice in the past decade, the text discusses...   More >

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‘She had…a Womb Subjected to Bondage’: The Afro-Atlantic Origins of British Colonial Descent Law

Lecture | November 18 | 12:45-2 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, Selznick Seminar Room, 2240 Piedmont Avenue

 Stephanie Jones-Rogers, Associate Professor, History Department, University of California, Berkeley

 Law, Boalt School of

In December of 1662, Virginia’s legislators decided to pass an act which made the free or enslaved status of a child born to an “Englishman” and a “negro” woman in the colony contingent upon the free or enslaved status of their mother. Such a choice was and remains remarkable to scholars because it stood in direct contrast with the paternal descent laws that prevailed in England (except in cases...   More >

BIDS Forum: Statistics and Machine Learning Forum

Lecture | November 18 | 1:30-2:30 p.m. | 190 Doe Library

 Berkeley Institute for Data Science

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

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 211, Economic History: Contagion of Fear

Seminar | November 18 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Kris Mitchener, Santa Clara University

 Department of Economics

String-Math Seminar: Slices of the Affine Grassmannian and Quantum Cohomology

Seminar | November 18 | 2-3 p.m. | 402 LeConte Hall

 Ivan Danilenko, Columbia University

 Department of Mathematics

The Affine Grassmannian is an ind-scheme associated to a reductive group \(G\). It has a cell structure similar to the one in the usual Grassmannian. Transversal slices to these cells give an interesting family of Poisson varieties. Some of them admit a smooth symplectic resolution and have an interesting geometry related to the representation theory of the Langlands dual group. We will focus on...   More >

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research and Finding a Mentor Workshop

Workshop | November 18 | 2:30-3:30 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.

Manager Mastermind Group

Workshop | November 18 | 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.

Study Abroad in Japan

Information Session | November 18 | 3-5 p.m. | 140 Barrows Hall

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Learn about study abroad opportunities in Japan at this info session and panel. We will also talk about available scholarships.

Probabilistic Operator Algebra Seminar: Non amenable von Neumann algebras embed wildly into ultraproducts

Seminar | November 18 | 3-5 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

 Kunnawalkam Elayavalli Srivatsav, Vanderbilt University

 Department of Mathematics

K. Jung showed in 2005 that non-amenable tracial von Neumann algebras have at least 2 non unitarily-conjugate embeddings into $R^w$ (the ultraproduct of the hyperfinite $II_1$ factor). N. Brown later studied this space of embeddings (of a non-amenable domain) up to unitary conjugation in $R^w$, with a natural metric topology, and showed that it is uncountable (Ozawa improved this in an appendix...   More >

Cognitive/Cognitive Neuroscience Colloquium: Linking scalp ERPs to computational models of language and vision with multivariate pattern analysis

Colloquium | November 18 | 3-5 p.m. | 1104 Berkeley Way West

 Steven J Luck, University of California, Davis

 Department of Psychology

Linking scalp ERPs to computational models of language and vision with multivariate pattern analysis

Multivariate pattern analysis (MVPA) methods have become widespread in fMRI research, because they allow researchers to use the pattern of activation within a brain region to draw conclusions about the information being represented in that region. This approach is limited by the poor temporal...   More >

Nouns, Noun Phrases, and other Referential Resources in Kʷak̓ʷala

Colloquium | November 18 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Daisy Rosenblum, University of British Columbia

 Department of Linguistics

This paper explores the status, constituency and distributive patterning of Kʷak̓ʷala Noun Phrases in a corpus of recently recorded spontaneous interaction, and examines them alongside other referential resources available to speakers. Kʷak̓ʷala – along with other Wakashan languages, and neighboring Salishan languages – has challenged some of our ideas about how...   More >

Arithmetic Geometry and Number Theory RTG Seminar: A Crystalline Torelli Theorem for Supersingular Varieties of $K3^{[n]}$ type

Seminar | November 18 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Ziquan Yang, Harvard

 Department of Mathematics

The classical global Torelli theorem for complex $K3$ surfaces states that complex $K3$ surfaces are determined up to isomorphism by their integral Hodge structures. Since its discovery, the theorem has been generalized in various directions. For example, in 1983 Ogus proved a crystalline Torelli theorem for supersingular $K3$ surfaces in positive characteristics. In 2010 Verbitsky found a...   More >

Arya Mazumdar — Learning mixtures of simple machine learning models

Seminar | November 18 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 1174 Etcheverry Hall

 Arya Mazumdar, University of Massachusetts - Amherst

 Industrial Engineering & Operations Research

Abstract: Mixture of simple machine learning models can represent complicated relations between features and labels with reasonable number of parameters in situations where single models with very large number of parameters (e.g. deep neural networks) are inadequate. The smaller number of parameters directly translate into computational efficiency: and also the simplicity of the models render...   More >

Can Education Change Society?

Colloquium | November 18 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Berkeley Way West, Room 1102, Berkeley Way West (2121 Berkeley Way, Berkeley, CA 94720)

 Michael Apple, University of Wisconsin, Madison

 Graduate School of Education

Education has been a key arena in the struggles for democracy in many nations, yet a key question continues to be raised about whether education can actually change society.  I argue that this is a very limited question and can lead to cynicism and quiescence. I provide examples of the ways in which some policies and practices in education help demonstrate what we miss when we ask this question.

Michael Apple

Korean Conglomerates (Chaebol) in Times of Crisis

Lecture | November 18 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Rebecca Chunghee Kim, Professor, College of International Management, Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University

 Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Center for Korean Studies (CKS)

This research investigates responses of the international and domestic (South Korean) publics to one of the most hotly debated corporate scandals in recent years: Korean Air’s so-called nut rage incident. By analyzing both international and domestic media coverage of the occurrence, we reveal contrasting interpretations between the two. Whereas the South Korean public tends to generate intense...   More >

Single-molecule FRET studies of binding and folding conformational dynamics of intrinsically disordered proteins

Seminar | November 18 | 4-5 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Hoi Sung Chung, NIDDK/NIH

 College of Chemistry

Intrinsically disordered proteins (IDPs) play important roles in various dynamic cellular processes such as gene transcription and signal transduction. IDPs are unstructured but usually fold during binding to target proteins. In contrast to interactions between folded proteins, this additional folding step makes the binding process more complex. Understanding the mechanism of coupled binding and...   More >

Seminar 218, Psychology and Economics (Joint with Development and Planning Seminar): How Research Affects Policy: Experimental Evidence from 2,150 Brazilian Municipalities

Seminar | November 18 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall | Note change in date and time

 Gautam Rao, Harvard University

 Department of Economics

Link to Working Paper

ABSTRACT: This paper investigates if research findings change political leaders' beliefs and cause policy change. Collaborating with the National Confederation of Municipalities in Brazil, we work with 2,150 municipalities and the mayors who control their policies. We use experiments to measure mayors' demand for...   More >

Analysis and PDE Seminar: Asymptotics of the radiation field on cones

Seminar | November 18 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Dean Baskin, Texas A&M University

 Department of Mathematics

Radiation fields are rescaled limits of solutions of wave equations near "null infinity" and capture the radiation pattern seen by a distant observer. They are intimately connected with the Fourier and Radon transforms and with scattering theory. We consider the wave equation on a product cone and show that the associated radiation field has an asymptotic expansion; the exponents seen in this...   More >

Seminar 208, Microeconomic Theory: "Rationalizing Committee Votes"

Seminar | November 18 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Rahul Deb, University of Toronto

 Department of Economics

Two Talks: “Generalization through Memorization: Nearest Neighbor Language Models” and “Probing Neural NLP: Ideas and Problems”

Lecture | November 18 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 202 South Hall

 Urvashi Khandelwal & John Hewitt

 Information, School of

Berkeley Natural Language Processing Seminar

San Francisco World History Reading Group: India Connected by Ravi Agrawal

Meeting | November 18 | 5-7 p.m. |  Civic Center Secondary School

 1995 Golden Gate Ave, San Francisco, CA 94102

 ORIAS (Office of Resources for International and Area Studies)

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

 This event is for k-14 teachers.

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

Building a biotech startup- challenges and lessons from my journey with Juvena Therapeutics: SLAM Seminar Series

Seminar | November 18 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Hanadie Yousef, Co-Founder, Juvena Therapeutics, Inc.

 QB3 - California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences

Hanadie will discuss the stages of creating and building a biotechnology startup, from generating an idea and business model, networking, laying the foundations, fundraising and recruiting a team. She will share tips and lessons learned from the last 3 years on this journey.

Hanadie Yousef is a stem cell biologist, neurobiologist and entrepreneur leading Juvena Therapeutics in its mission to...   More >

My Place Is the Placeless: Sherin Guirguis

Lecture | November 18 | 6:30-8 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Sherin Guirguis

 Arts + Design

Presented by the UC Berkeley Department of Art Practice

Sherin Guirguis, Visual Artist

Egypt-born, Los Angeles–based artist Sherin Guirguis discusses her work, which investigates narratives and histories that have often been forgotten, marginalized, or erased. Using a specific site, related text (poems, biographies, songs), and historical research as the core of each series, Guirguis...   More >

Adapt to Mobility

Panel Discussion | November 18 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | 609 UC Berkeley Extension (SF Campus at 160 Spear St.)

 Brent Shedd, SF Region Leader, Self Driving Cars 101; Gary Thompson, COO, GUSS Automation; Tim Wong, Technical Marketing for AVs, NVIDIA; Helena Merk, Software Engineer, Smartcar; Dinesh C, Founder and CEO, ADAPT

 UC Berkeley Extension, Self Driving Cars 101, ADAPT

UC Berkeley Extension is thrilled and honored to host the new edition of Adapt to Mobility, co-organized by Adapt and Self Driving Cars 101! Adapt to Mobility brings together experts and industry players who are developing new technology and ideas for future mobility and people that are excited about future mobility.

Join us on November 18 at 6:30pm at UC Berkeley Extension San Francisco...   More >

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Research Opportunities in Europe: Info Session on Grants and Fellowships

Panel Discussion | November 19 | 9 a.m.-1 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Mary Kavanagh, Minister-Counselor for Research & Innovation, Delegation of the EU to the USA

 Institute of European Studies, Horizon 2020 - European Commission

Europe has a vibrant and exciting science and technology culture and offers many excellent and generous career funding opportunities for researchers and innovators, no matter where they come from in the world. Horizon 2020, the European Union’s research and innovation funding program, is the world’s largest multinational R&I program. In addition to funding collaborative research projects, it...   More >

  RSVP online by November 18.

Mary Kavanagh

RAPDP - Intermediate - Proposal Development

Workshop | November 19 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | 24 University Hall

 Human Resources

Synopsis: An intermediate workshop that explores the pre-award processes for analyzing requests for proposals, proposal preparation and assembly, submitting a proposal for institutional review via Phoebe, and submission to sponsor. Learning Objectives: • Distinguish between different kinds of proposal submissions • Locate funding announcements, proposal requirements and sponsor guidelines •...   More >

  Register online

Cellular interactions that regulate intratumoral T cell functions

Seminar | November 19 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

 Thorsten Mempel, Massachusetts General Hospital

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Fall 2019 Research Showcase: The CNR poster session for presenting research to the Berkeley community

Conference/Symposium | November 19 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | Morgan Hall, Morgan Lounge

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

College of Natural Resource students will be presenting the research that they have been involved with during their time here at UC Berkeley.

Spring 2019 CNR Research Showcase

Seminar 217, Risk Management: The Ratio Problem

Seminar | November 19 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Speaker: Frank Partnoy, UC Berkeley

 Consortium for Data Analytics in Risk

ABSTRACT: We describe two problems – omitted variable bias and measurement error – that arise when a ratio is the dependent variable in a linear regression. First, we show how bias can arise from the omission of two variables based on a ratio’s denominator, and we describe tests for the degree of bias. As an example, we show that the familiar “inverse U” relationship between managerial ownership...   More >

SPH Brown Bag: Youth-Led Participatory Action Research (YPAR): Overview, Research Advances, and Challenges

Lecture | November 19 | 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 5101 Berkeley Way West

 Public Health, School of

Dr. Emily Ozer, PhD Professor, Community Health Sciences Co-Director, Innovations 4 Youth (i4Y), will discuss her research program on youth empowerment, participatory research, and adolescent development over the past 15 years, challenges, and next steps in the rapidly growing youth participation field. She will discuss the partnership context for local research on YPAR with SF Peer Resources and...   More >

Professional Program in User Experience (UX) Design Online Information Session

Information Session | November 19 | 12-12:30 p.m. |  Online

 UC Berkeley Extension

UC Berkeley Extension's Professional Program in User Experience Design gives you the training and knowledge you need to develop a portfolio to prepare to enter the field of UX design. Our instructors are experienced designers who bring real-world case studies and challenges to illuminate the theory behind UX. Find out how you can benefit from this curriculum and advance in the field.

 Free. Register online

Student Faculty Macro Lunch - "Equilibrium in Misspecified Dynamic Models"

Presentation | November 19 | 12-1 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Demian Pouzo, UCB

 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 15.

Plant-Based and Planet-Friendly (BEUHS641)

Workshop | November 19 | 12:10-1 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club

 Kim Guess, RD, Be well at Work - Wellness

 Be Well at Work - Wellness

Eating lower on the food chain uses less natural resources and provides your body with loads of valuable nutrients. Whether it’s a meatless meal once a day or week, or eating mostly plants at every meal, there are benefits for your health and your planet. Demonstration, recipes, and samples provided.

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.

Ancient Religions Without Borders

Conference/Symposium | November 19 | 12:30-4:15 p.m. | 254 Barrows Hall

 Kea Johnston, PhD Candidate in Egyptology, Near Eastern Studies, UC Berkeley; Seth Sanders, Professor of Religious Studies, University of California, Davis; Abigail Hoskins, PhD Candidate, Ancient History and Mediterranean Archaeology, UC Berkeley

 Gina Konstantoploulos, Assistant Professor in Ancient History, University of Tsukuba, Japan; Shana Zaia, Marie Skłodowksa-Curie Fellow at the University of Vienna, University of Vienna, Austria; Rita Lucarelli, Associate Professor of Egyptology, Department of Near Eastern Studies, UC Berkeley

 Near Eastern Studies, Townsend Center for the Humanities

This presentations in this symposium explore the religious landscape of the ancient regions in what are now the modern nation-states of Egypt, Turkey, Syria, Israel, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq, and Iran. By erasing the geographical boundaries that traditionally define the study of the ancient Middle East, we also mean to reflect the erasure of conceptual borders that belong to an older method of...   More >

Space Physics Seminar

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

 Space Sciences Laboratory (SSL)

HTML Fundamentals

Course | November 19 | 1:30-4 p.m. | 28 University Hall

 Human Resources

This course details the process of developing web pages using Hypertext Markup Language (HTML). Emphasis is placed on HTML theory and syntax, common tags and tag attributes, and the integration of graphics and color to enhance formatting and branding. Learning Objectives * Understand the relationship between website content and the infrastructure of the Internet. * Formulate Uniform Resource...   More >

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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 >

RTMP Seminar: String domains for coadjoint orbits

Seminar | November 19 | 2-3 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall | Note change in date, time, and location

 Benjamin Hoffman, Cornell University

 Department of Mathematics

Partial tropicalizations are a kind of Poisson manifold built using techniques of Poisson-Lie theory and the geometric crystals of Berenstein-Kazhdan. They provide a bridge between linear Poisson manifolds and cones which parametrize the canonical bases of irreducible $G$-modules.

I will talk about applications of partial tropicalization theory to questions in symplectic geometry. For each...   More >

Harmonic Analysis and Differential Equations Student Seminar: Some New Prodi-Serrin Type Regularity Criteria for the in-Compressible Navier-Stokes Equations

Seminar | November 19 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Benjamin Pineau, Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

It is a classical result of Leray from the 1930s, that for appropriate initial data and domain, there exists a global weak solution (now known as a Leray-Hopf solution) to the n-dimensional, incompressible Navier-Stokes equations. For n ≥ 3, the question of uniqueness, and regularity of Leray-Hopf solutions remains open. On the other hand, by imposing certain “integrability” conditions on a...   More >

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: Toric degenerations of Grassmannians

Seminar | November 19 | 3:45-4:45 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Fatemeh Mohammadi, University of Bristol

 Department of Mathematics

Toric varieties are popular objects in algebraic geometry, as they can be modelled on polytopes and polyhedral fans. This is mainly because there is a dictionary between their geometric properties and the combinatorial invariants of their polytopes. This dictionary can be extended from toric varieties to arbitrary varieties through toric degenerations. In this talk, I will introduce the notion of...   More >

Seminar 281, International Trade and Finance: Plants in Space

Seminar | November 19 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Ezra Oberfield, Associate Professor of Economics, Princeton University

 Department of Economics

Carlo Rotella: Craft: How Writers, Musicians, Athletes, and Others Cultivate Their Talent

Lecture | November 19 | 4 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe room, 220 Stephens

 Townsend Center for the Humanities

Writer, journalist, and scholar Carlo Rotella is joined in conversation by UC Berkeley professor of English Scott Saul.

The Cuban Revolution and the Transformation of Nature during the Cold War

Lecture | November 19 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 Reinaldo Funes, (University of Havana / Yale University)

 Department of History

Environmental historian Reinaldo Funes (University of Havana / Yale University) will speak about the development of the concept of "geotransformation" in socialist Cuba and ideas, projects, and policies for its implementation during the Cold War.

Pump probe microscopy: quantitative chemical analysis in living cells and animals

Seminar | November 19 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Dan Fu, Department of Chemistry, University of Washington

 College of Chemistry

Cell heterogeneity plays a critical role in many pathophysiological processes such as cancer development and neurodegeneration. However, phenotypic variations of individual cells in a complex organ are often intractable by traditional analytical techniques. The main obstacles are the limited amount of analyte retrievable from a single cell and the need for noninvasive in situ analysis in order to...   More >

The Myanmar Shwe: Rule of Law in the New Burma

Lecture | November 19 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Stephen Rosenbaum, Lecturer, Berkeley Law School, UC Berkeley

 Center for Southeast Asia Studies

Foreign development actors, policymakers and civil society have initiated a number of rule of law activities in Myanmar, with many references to concepts such as “access to justice” and “human rights.” Global marketplace competition and development of human capital are among the drivers leading the nation to modernize its entire educational system and produce a corps of professional and ethical...   More >

Stephen Rosenbaum

Arts in the Afternoon: James Tissot: Fashion and Faith

Presentation | November 19 | 4:15-6 p.m. | Women's Faculty Club, Stebbins Lounge

 Melissa Buron, Curator, Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco; Imogen Hart, Professor, History of Art Department - UCB

 Women's Faculty Club

Melissa Buron, curator of the Fine Arts Museum o f San Francisco and Imogen Hart, Professor in the History of Art Department, UCB reflect on the work and life of James Tissot.
Tissot was one of the most celebrated artists of his time, yet today, less is known about him than his contemporaries, the Impressionists. The current exhibit at the Legion of Honor is the first major reassessment of...   More >

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Ebola in Africa: Protecting healthcare workers’ safety in the midst of an epidemic

Seminar | November 19 | 4:30 p.m. | Berkeley Way West, Room 5400 (5th floor)

 Dr. Andrea Tenner, University of California San Francisco

 Fall 2019 OHS Seminar Series

Ebola in Africa: Protecting healthcare workers’ safety in the midst of an epidemic

Boy Soldiers: The Secret War in Okinawa

Film - Documentary | November 19 | 5-8 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium (#310)

 Hanayo Oya, Journalist; Documentary Filmmaker

 Renee Pastel, Film & Media, UCB; Katherine Mezur, Comparative Literature, UCB

 Center for Japanese Studies (CJS)

Heralding the downfall of the Japanese military regime in 1945, the Battle of Okinawa has already been the topic of various documentary and fiction films. However, the history of the guerilla war, fought by Okinawan child soldiers under the command of Japanese officers, is still regarded as taboo. With an acute sense of urgency, this documentary depicts the inhumanity of militaristic...   More >

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The Mystery of Van Gogh's Ear

Lecture | November 19 | 5-7 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Library

 Bernadette Murphy

 Institute of European Studies, Department of History of Art, Arts & Humanities, Letters & Science Division of , Bancroft Library, Department of French, Townsend Center for the Humanities

Bernadette Murphy spent seven years looking into the night of Vincent van Gogh's infamous self-harm. Using modern technology, her investigation ignored everything that had been written about the subject and she started afresh like a detective. She made an important discovery that re-wrote the story of the world's most famous artist and was reported all over the world. This discovery became the...   More >

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Bernadette Murphy

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: Singular lexicographic points

Seminar | November 19 | 5-6 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Ritvik Ramkumar, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

The classical Hilbert scheme parameterizes saturated homogenous ideals with a fixed Hilbert polynomial P(t). For each P(t) there is a unique saturated homogeneous ideal, called the lexicographic ideal, that exhibits certain extremal behaviour. A theorem of Reeves and Stillman states that the lexicographic ideal is a smooth point on its Hilbert scheme. In parallel, various authors have conjectured...   More >

What Happened to Dujuan Armstrong?: Film Screening, Discussion, and Fundraiser for the Family of Dujuan Armstrong

Panel Discussion | November 19 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | 1104 Berkeley Way West

 Lucas Guilkey, A reporter and video journalist based in Oakland, California

 Jose Bernal, Senior Organizer and Advocate, Ella Baker Center for Human Rights

 DICE (Diversity, Inclusion, Community, Equity) at UC Berkeley School of Public Health

The Berkeley Public Health DICE (Diversity, Inclusion, Community, Equity) Committee is partnering with the Ella Baker Center (EBC) to sponsor a fundraiser for the family of Dujuan Armstrong, a young man killed while in custody at Santa Rita jail last year.

We would like to invite you all to join us for a documentary screening and discussion on Tuesday November 19 from 5:30-7:30 in Berkeley...   More >

What Happened to Dujuan Armstrong?: Film Screening, Discussion, and Fundraiser for the Family of Dujuan Armstrong

Panel Discussion | November 19 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | 1104 Berkeley Way West

 Lucas Guilkey, an Oakland-based reporter, video journalist, and UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism Alum; Jose Bernal, Senior Organizer and Advocate, Ella Baker Center for Human Rights

 DICE (Diversity, Inclusion, Community, Equity) at UC Berkeley School of Public Health

The Berkeley Public Health DICE Committee is partnering with the Ella Baker Center (EBC) to sponsor a fundraiser for the family of Dujuan Armstrong, a young man killed while in custody at Santa Rita jail last year. We would like to invite you all to join us for a documentary screening and discussion on Tuesday November 19 from 5:30-7:30 in Berkeley Way West Room 1104.

How to write a policy brief: Society for Conservation Biology Event

Workshop | November 19 | 6-7:30 p.m. | LeConte Hall, 375 LeConte Hall

 Deborah Moore, Union of Concerned Scientists

 Society for Conservation Biology, Berkeley Chapter

Tuesday, 11/19, 6:00 - 7:30 PM


Have you wondered how to write a brief on a scientific topic for policymakers? How do you write a policy brief vs a non-policy brief? How technical or non-technical should the language be? How do you find background information on the policy side of the topic? If so, please join us for a policy brief workshop with Deborah Moore, Western States Senior Campaign...   More >

Striving to Thrive: Resilience of the Sisterhood

Panel Discussion | November 19 | 6:30-9 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room

 Sara Moss, General Counsel and Vice Chairman, The Estée Lauder Companies; Jesse B’Franklin, Producer, Monarch Productions; Clothilde Hewlett, Executive Director, Cal Alumni Association; Cathryn Rivera-Hernandez, Appointments Secretary, Office of Governor Gavin Newsom

 Cal Alumni Association, The Estée Lauder Companies

This event is designed to address the role of resilience in career advancement and the powerful roles women play at the local, state, and global levels. The panel is comprised of Cal alumnae and professional partners who can speak to the importance of the role of social connection and the social impact of women helping women in career and professional advancement.

CPT/OPT Workshop

Workshop | November 19 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Eshleman Hall, 5th floor (Senate Chamber)

 Berkeley International Office(BIO)), Office of ASUC Senator Evina Wang

Are you an international student looking for jobs in the U.S.? Come join us at the CPT/OPT workshop hosted by Office of ASUC Senator Evina Wang and Berkeley International Office. CPT and OPT are temporary work authorization provided to international students in the U.S. In this workshop, you'll learn about the details of work authorization, differences between CPT and OPT, application process and...   More >

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.

TDPS Workshop Performance: FABLE

Performing Arts - Theater | November 19 – 21, 2019 every day | 7-9 p.m. |  Durham Studio Theater (Dwinelle Hall)

 Timothy L. Quirus

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

To gaze into her eyes would be to know all the secrets of the universe; rendering mankind into stone. The Mythologies of the triple goddess, as well as Medusa, continue to ripple through history to modern day culture, and mirror the human experience. Is her story complete? What has been left out, and why is the gorgon perpetuated as a monster for the modern world?

Sculpture by Luciano Garbati

GUH Lecture: “The World is Always Coming to An End: Pulling Together and Apart in a Chicago Neighborhood”

Lecture | November 19 | 7-8:30 p.m. | 315 Wheeler Hall

 College of Environmental Design

Carlo Rotella will speak on his new book, which one reviewer called “an urban history with the soul of a memoir.” The World is Always Coming to an End: Pulling Together and Apart in a Chicago Neighborhood is a hauntingly personal account of...   More >