<< Week of February 09 >>

Sunday, February 9, 2020

Free Books! African American Studies Reading Room

Special Event | February 6 – 29, 2020 every day | 675 Barrows Hall

 Department of African American Studies

In honor of Black History Month the African American Studies Department invites you to drop by and adopt free books from our Reading Room.

FULL - FAMILY PROGRAM: A Botanical Valentine Tea (morning)

Special Event | February 9 | 10-11:30 a.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Our annual tradition returns with a lovely botanical tea in honor of Valentine’s Day. Enjoy a celebration of herbs and flowers at this educational walk and tea party. We'll use all of our senses as we explore the nature of these fragrant edibles, with a special opportunity to collect for our make-your-own tea party snacks and garden drinks. Finish the fun by making valentines from pressed...   More >

$24 Adult, $20 Child $20 Member Adult, $16 Member Child

 Morning Session is Full. Please go to Afternoon program to register.

FULL- FAMILY PROGRAM: A Botanical Valentine Tea (afternoon)

Special Event | February 9 | 1-2:30 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Our annual tradition returns with a lovely botanical tea in honor of Valentine’s Day. Enjoy a celebration of herbs and flowers at this educational walk and tea party. We'll use all of our senses as we explore the nature of these fragrant edibles, with a special opportunity to collect for our make-your-own tea party snacks and garden drinks. Finish the fun by making valentines from pressed...   More >

$24 Adult, $20 Child $20 Member Adult, $16 Member Child

Women's Basketball vs. UCLA

Sport - Intercollegiate - Basketball | February 9 | 2 p.m. |  Haas Pavilion

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Women's Basketball hosts UCLA at Haas Pavilion.

Susan Graham, mezzo-soprano; Malcolm Martineau, piano

Performing Arts - Music | February 9 | 3-5 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Cal Performances

Program to include:
Mahler/Rückert Lieder
Hahn/Selected songs
Jake Heggie/Iconic Legacies: First Ladies at the Smithsonian

$68 (prices subject to change)

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

Mezzo-soprano Susan Graham and pianist Malcolm Martineau perform on Sunday, February 9, 2020 in Hertz Hall.

CASA: Legacy Night

Special Event | February 9 | 6-8 p.m. |  Alumni House

 Cal Alumni Student Association (CASA)

Are you a student leader that has made an impact on UC Berkeley’s campus? Apply to the Cal Alumni Student Association’s annual Legacy Night! Legacy Night is a networking event meant to recognize top student leaders and influencers on campus and connect them with influential Cal alumni for a night of dinner, drinks, desserts, entertainment, and more. You will have the opportunity to speak and...   More >

CASA Legacy Night

Social Event | February 9 | 6-8 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room

 Cal Alumni Student Association

The Cal Alumni Student Association (CASA) is hosting Legacy Night. This is a networking event that recognizes top student leaders and influencers on campus while connecting them with influential Cal alumni for a night of catered food, drinks, and more! Alumni will have the opportunity to speak and connect with students and fellow alumni in an intimate and formal setting. For more information and...   More >

Myra Melford’s Jazz Platform: An Evening of Duos Onstage

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

 Cal Performances

Cal Performances has invited pianist and composer Myra Melford to co-curate the jazz programming this season, with concerts that will introduce Bay Area jazz aficionados to artists who are household names in New York and abroad, but may be less well known on the West Coast. Melford says, “This concert—with the audience right onstage with the players—showcases the wide range of expression and...   More >

$24 (prices subject to change)

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

Cal Performances has invited pianist and composer Myra Melford to co-curate the jazz programming this season with Myra Melford's Jazz Platform, Sunday, October 27, 2019 and Sunday, February 9, 2020 in Hertz Hall.

Monday, February 10, 2020

Free Books! African American Studies Reading Room

Special Event | February 6 – 29, 2020 every day | 675 Barrows Hall

 Department of African American Studies

In honor of Black History Month the African American Studies Department invites you to drop by and adopt free books from our Reading Room.

Bacterial metabolism and competition in the mammalian gut: Dr. Ashley Wolf, Washington University School of Medicine

Seminar | February 10 | 10-11:30 a.m. | 1205 Berkeley Way West

 Center for Computational Biology, Public Health, School of

Abstract: To manipulate the microbiota and impact human health, we must understand how specific metabolites and interspecies nutrient competition influence microbial abundance and metabolism. Maillard reaction products...   More >

Rohingya—Beyond the Crisis Narrative: Statelessness and its implications for Myanmar and Bangladesh

Panel Discussion | February 10 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | The Capitol Complex, 2359 Rayburn House Office Building

 45 Independence Ave, Washington, DC 20515

 Samira Siddique, PhD Student | Energy & Resources Group; Shireen Huq, Founder Narippokho; Rahima Begum, Co-director, Restless Beings; Prashanta Tripura, Professor, BRAC University; Yasmin Ullah, Research Coordinator, Rohingya Human Rights Network; Mabrur Ahmed, Director, Restless Beings; Ali Riaz, Distinguished Professor​ at the Department of Politics and Government, Illinois State University

 Sanchita B. Saxena, Director, Subir and Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies

 The Subir and Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies, Institute for South Asia Studies, Center of American Overseas Research Centers, American Institute of Bangladesh Studies

A panel presentation on the Rohingya Crisis

Glassomer – 3D Printing of Transparent Fused Silica Glass

Seminar | February 10 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 6153 Etcheverry Hall

 Dr. Frederik Kotz, Co-Founder and Chief Science Officer, Glassomer

 Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME)

Abstract: Fused silica glass is an important material due to its high chemical and thermal stability and its outstanding optical transparency, hardness and well known surface properties. Due to these properties fused silica glass is an interesting material for future applications in chemical synthesis or optics and photonics. However, structuring of glasses is difficult, especially when...   More >

AAV Mediated Rescue of Neuronal Ceroid Lipofuscinosis-Like Retinal Disease

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

 Emilia Zin, John Flannery Lab

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Mutations to the progranulin gene (GRN) can cause neuronal ceroid lipofuscinosis (NCL), known as CLN11. The deficiency of the protein progranulin leads to neuronal death both in the brain and retina, in part due to endolysosomal dysfunction. Therefore, restoring or enhancing progranulin via a gene therapy based approach represents an attractive target for treating CLN11. An adeno-associated virus...   More >

SEMM Seminar: Environmentally Sustainable Engineered Materials and Systems

Seminar | February 10 | 12-1 p.m. | Davis Hall, 502 Davis Hall

 Dr. Sabbie Miller, UC Davis

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

Critical to lowering environmental impacts from the built environment is reengineering our materials and infrastructure systems. Focusing on one of our most used materials, cement, 90% of which is used in building and infrastructure systems, we can begin to identify feasible mitigation strategies. Currently, the high production, and consequent environmental impacts, of cement and cement-based...   More >

Love Data Week 2020

Presentation | February 10 – 14, 2020 every day | 12-5 p.m. |  Various UC Berkeley campus locations

 University Library, UC Berkeley Research IT, UC Berkeley Information Security Office, D-Lab, California Digital Library (CDL)

Find more information about the Love Data Week 2020 trainings at this website: https://bids.berkeley.edu/news/celebrate-love-data-week-2020-uc-berkeley-february-10-14.

Trade Lunch: "The Transmission of Sectoral Shocks Across the Innovation Network"

Seminar | February 10 | 12-1 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Christian Fons-Rosen, UC Merced

 Department of Economics

History Colloquia: Rita Lucarelli

Colloquium | February 10 | 12-2 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 Rita Lucarelli, Associate Professor, Department of Near Eastern Studies

 Department of History, Near Eastern Studies

The UC Berkeley Department of History Colloquia Series highlights the exciting works-in-progress of History faculty, graduate students, alumni, and emeriti as well as other historians on campus. The series is as an opportunity for History faculty and graduate students to collectively learn from each presenter’s process and new scholarship. All affiliates of the Department are welcome to attend. ...   More >

Post-Baccalaureate Health Professions Program Online Information Session

Information Session | February 10 | 12-1 p.m. |  Online

 UC Berkeley Extension

Gain academic preparation in the sciences along with one-on-one advising to enhance your application to medical, dental or veterinary school, as well as to advanced degree programs in medical- and health-related fields.

  Register online

Combinatorics Seminar: Cycle type factorizations in $\mathrm {GL}_n F_q$

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

 Graham Gordon, University of Washington

 Department of Mathematics

Recent work by Huang, Lewis, Morales, Reiner, and Stanton suggests that the regular elliptic elements of $\mathrm {GL}_n F_q$ are somehow analogous to the $n$-cycles of the symmetric group. In 1981, Stanley enumerated the factorizations of permutations into products of $n$-cycles. We study the analogous problem in $\mathrm {GL}_n F_q$ of enumerating factorizations into products of regular...   More >

Political Economy Seminar: "Coordination and Bandwagon Effects of Candidate Rankings: Evidence from Runoff Elections"

Seminar | February 10 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Vincent Pons, Harvard University

 Harvard University

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

Europe's Green New Deal: Fueled by Innovation

Lecture | February 10 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Jean-Eric Paquet, Director-General of Research and Innovation of the European Commission.

 Institute of European Studies, Climate Readiness Institute, Institute of Governmental Studies, Dept. of Environmental Science, Policy, and Mgmt. (ESPM), Center for Responsible Business

Becoming the world’s first climate-neutral continent by 2050 is the greatest challenge and opportunity of our times. To achieve this, the European Commission has proposed the European Green Deal, a highly ambitious package of measures that should enable European citizens and businesses to benefit from the sustainable green transition. Key policies range from ambitiously cutting emissions, to...   More >

  RSVP online by February 9.

Jean-Eric Paquet

Contemplating Gratitude: Photography Workshop

Workshop | February 10 | 1-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

When we observe Nature through the lens of ecology, we see the exquisite interconnectedness of all life. In this contemplative photography workshop, we will devote our attention to connectedness and interconnectedness, using the camera as a tool for meditation and the garden as our muse.

$80, $75 members

  Register online or by calling 5106649841, or by emailing gardenprograms@berkeley.edu

Design Field Notes: Paul Hekkert

Lecture | February 10 | 1-2 p.m. | 220 Jacobs Hall

 Paul Hekkert, The Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation

 Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation

This spring, join The Jacobs Institute for our continued Design Field Notes series, held on Mondays from 1-2pm at 220 Jacobs Hall. This event is free and welcome to all students and the public.

Machine Learning and Science Forum

Meeting | January 27 – May 4, 2020 every other Monday | 1:30-2:30 p.m. | 190B Doe Library

 Berkeley Institute for Data Science

Find more information on the BIDS Events list: https://bids.berkeley.edu/events.

String-Math Seminar: KOSZUL DUALITY IN FIELD THEORY & HOLOGRAPHY

Seminar | February 10 | 2-3 p.m. | 402 LeConte Hall

 Natalie Paquette, CalTech

 Department of Mathematics

In this talk we discuss Koszul duality from a physics perspective, and emphasize its role in coupling quantum field theories to topological line defects. Using this physical translation of Koszul duality as inspiration, we propose a physical definition of Koszul duality for vertex algebras. The appearances of vertex algebras (physically: holomorphic conformal field theories) in physics are...   More >

Seminar 211, Economic History

Seminar | February 10 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Alexander Field, Santa Clara University

 Department of Economics

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

Seminar | February 10 | 3-4 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Ian Charlesworth, NSF Postdoctoral Fellow UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

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

Hannah Sande, Cophonologies by Phase: Phases as the domain of phonological evaluation

Colloquium | February 10 | 3-5 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Department of Linguistics

Cophonologies by Phase: Phases as the domain of phonological evaluation

Differential Geometry Seminar: Collapsing behavior of Ricci-flat Kähler metrics and long time solutions of the Kähler-Ricci flow

Seminar | February 10 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Jian Song, Rutgers

 Department of Mathematics

We prove a uniform diameter bound for long time solutions of the normalized Kähler-Ricci flow on an n-dimensional projective manifold X with semi-ample canonical bundle under the assumption that the Ricci curvature is uniformly bounded for all time in a fixed domain containing a fibre of X over its canonical model. This assumption on the Ricci curvature always holds when the Kodaira dimension of...   More >

Arithmetic Geometry and Number Theory RTG Seminar: 8-class ranks of imaginary quadratic fields

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

 Alexander Smith, Harvard

 Department of Mathematics

We prove that the two-primary subgroups of the class groups of imaginary quadratic fields have the distribution predicted by the Cohen-Lenstra-Gerth heuristic. In this talk, we will detail our method for proving the 8-class rank portion of this theorem and will compare our approach to one that uses the governing fields predicted by Cohn and Lagraias.

Pre-talk Title: 2-Selmer ranks and 4-class...   More >

Honeypot: Black Southern Women Who Love Women

Presentation | February 10 | 4 p.m. | 650 Barrows Hall

 Andreana Clay, Professor of Sociology, San Francisco State University

 E. Patrick Johnson, Carlos Montezuma Professor of Performance Studies and African American Studies and the Curator for Black Arts in the Virginia Wadsworth Wirtz Center for Performing Arts at Northwestern University.

 Department of African American Studies, Department of Gender and Women's Studies

E. Patrick Johnson in conversation with Andreana Clay

Applied nuclear science and engineering at Los Alamos

Colloquium | February 10 | 4-5 p.m. | Etcheverry Hall, 3105 Etcheverry Hall

 Nuclear Engineering (NE)

Mark B. Chadwick, Chief Operating Officer & Chief Scientist, Weapons Physics Directorate will describe research at Los Alamos National Laboratory that is advancing our US nuclear technology capabilities. Some of the applied areas LANL is working on are described: stockpile stewardship, and nuclear threat reduction. Experimental and simulation work related to our Los Alamos Neutron Science Center...   More >

Creative Career Connections: Art, Design, and Tech Innovation

Career Fair | February 10 | 4-8 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Drew Bennett, Berkeley Arts + Design

 Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation, Arts + Design, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Learn more about creative careers and connect with working professionals in the fields of art, design, and tech innovation.

Seminar 208, Microeconomic Theory (Joint with Psych and Econ Seminar): "What is complex?"

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

 Ryan Oprea, UCSB

 Department of Economics

The Space of Ethics in the ‘Dream of a Ridiculous Man’

Lecture | February 10 | 4-6 p.m. | B-4 Dwinelle Hall

 Alexander Spektor, Assistant Professor of Russian, University of Georgia

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

The first lecture in the Spring 2020 Slavic Graduate Colloquium Series.

A novel blood volume and perfusion contrast for laminar fMRI in humans at 7T

Seminar | February 10 | 4-5 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center

 Yuhui Chai, NIMH

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

With increased availability of ultra-high field (7T) human MRI scanners, fMRI spatial resolution has been pushed to the sub-millimeter domain, making it possible to resolve functional activity and connectivity across cortical depths/layers. Despite the great potential of laminar fMRI research in humans, its widespread application is tempered by technical constraints: (1) The gradient-echo...   More >

Applied nuclear science and engineering at Los Alamos

Colloquium | February 10 | 4-5 p.m. | 3105 Etcheverry Hall

 Nuclear Engineering (NE)

Abstract: I will describe research at Los Alamos National Laboratory that is advancing our US nuclear technology capabilities. Some of the applied areas we are working on are described: stockpile stewardship, and nuclear threat reduction. Experimental and simulation work related to our Los Alamos Neutron Science Center (LANSCE) facility and our work at the Nevada Test Site are discussed.

Bio:...   More >

Seminar 218, Psychology and Economics (Joint with Theory Seminar): What is complex?

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

 Ryan Oprea, UC Santa Barbara

 Department of Economics

Joint with Theory seminar

* Please note change in time/location due to joint event.

Families and child welfare in Latin America: Partners, grandparents, and intergenerational households

Lecture | February 10 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 116 Haviland Hall | Note change in date

 Social Welfare, School of

Berkeley social Welfare's Spring Colloquium Series presents:
"Families and child welfare in Latin America: Partners, grandparents, and intergenerational households"
Sarah Anne Reynolds, Research Associate, School of Public Health

Shusenjo: The Main Battleground of the Comfort Women Issue

Film - Documentary | February 10 | 5-8 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium (#310)

 Miki Dezaki, Director

 Hannah Airriess, Film & Media, UCB

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

The “comfort women” issue is perhaps Japan’s most contentious present-day diplomatic quandary. Inside Japan, the issue is dividing the country across clear ideological lines. Supporters and detractors of “comfort women” are caught in a relentless battle over empirical evidence, the validity of oral testimony, the number of victims, the meaning of sexual slavery, and the definition of coercive...   More >

Free General Admission

  Buy tickets online

Walter Benjamin on William Shakespeare: Hamlet as Trauerspiel?

Lecture | February 10 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220

 Howard Eiland, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 The Program in Critical Theory

The Program in Critical Theory & City Lights Books, San Francisco, present a talk by Howard Eiland, “Hamlet as Trauerspiel?”

Origin of the German Trauerspiel was Walter Benjamin’s first full, historically-oriented analysis of modernity. Readers of English knew it until last year under the title The Origin of German Tragic Drama, but in fact the subject is something else:...   More >

Working as a "Creative" in the Bay Area

Lecture | February 10 | 6:30-8 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Drew Bennett

 Arts + Design, Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Presented by the Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation and BAMPFA.

Drew Bennett, Artist, Designer/Builder, Curator, Creative Director, Founder of FB AIR

Purin Phanichphant, Artist, Designer, Lecturer, Master of Design, UC Berkeley

Join Oakland-based artist, designer/builder, curator, and creative director Drew Bennett, the founder of Facebook’s artist residency program...   More >

Drew Bennett

Amazon Workshop: Ace Your Interview

Information Session | February 10 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Join Amazon Student Programs in a workshop designed to help you ace your interview! We’ll cover our recruitment process, provide resume tips and tricks and have a Cloud Support Engineer and Software Development Engineer on-hand answer your technical questions as well.

Scheduled to Attend:
Kevin Tseng, UC Berkeley Alum, Senior Software Development Engineer
Manju Gautam, Cloud Support...   More >

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Free Books! African American Studies Reading Room

Special Event | February 6 – 29, 2020 every day | 675 Barrows Hall

 Department of African American Studies

In honor of Black History Month the African American Studies Department invites you to drop by and adopt free books from our Reading Room.

Respect in Action: Listening, Expression and Dialogue

Course | February 11 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | 24 University Hall

 Staff Ombuds Office

Learn practical steps for promoting respectful conduct at work, including current research on workplace incivility and guidelines for considerate conduct. Participants will also learn how to increase understanding of preferences around respectful communication, and effective ways to respond to rudeness.

  Register online

3-Manifold Seminar: Conformal length of knots

Seminar | February 11 | 9:40-11 a.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Ian Agol, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

We will continue to discuss the conformal length of knots, and the related notion of minimal length of knots in 3-manifolds and minimal length of graphs on surfaces.

Seminar 217, Risk Management: Hot or Not? A Nonparametric Formulation of the Hot Hand in Baseball

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

 Amanda Glazer, UC Berkeley

 Consortium for Data Analytics in Risk

ABSTRACT: "I never blame myself when I’m not hitting. I just blame the bat and if it keeps up, I change bats. After all, if I know it isn’t my fault that I’m not hitting, how can I get mad at myself?" - Yogi Berra


We have all perceived streaks of hits and misses when watching sports. Often people will blame a magical streakiness that leads players to be "hot" or "cold." Are we to believe in...   More >

Labor Lunch Seminar: "The central role of the ask gap in gender pay inequality"

Seminar | February 11 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Nina Roussille, UCB

 Center for Labor Economics

Andrew Streitwieser Lectureship: Crystalline Molecular Machines: Gearing Interactions by Mechanic and Dipolar Forces

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

 Miguel Garcia-Garibay, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, University of California, Los Angeles

 College of Chemistry

During the last few years we established the synthetic and analytic infrastructure required to develop a promising new class of materials that operate on the basis of their structurally programmed molecular motion. Having a combination of static and rapidly moving components, we refer to them as being amphidynamic. They can be crystalline or amorphous, and built with discrete molecular units,...   More >

Violence Against Healthcare in Conflict: From Protecting Human Rights Law to Understanding Public Health Consequences

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

 Rohini Haar, MD MPH

 Public Health, School of

Attacks on hospitals, health workers and patients in conflict and war are rising despite decades of formal legal protections. These attacks disrupt fragile health systems by impacting health services, utilization and outcomes. Traditional documentation and advocacy has focused on the most egregious cases, utilizing legal and journalistic approaches. More insidious attacks and chronic threats to...   More >

Love Data Week 2020

Presentation | February 10 – 14, 2020 every day | 12-5 p.m. |  Various UC Berkeley campus locations

 University Library, UC Berkeley Research IT, UC Berkeley Information Security Office, D-Lab, California Digital Library (CDL)

Find more information about the Love Data Week 2020 trainings at this website: https://bids.berkeley.edu/news/celebrate-love-data-week-2020-uc-berkeley-february-10-14.

Exposures to Viruses Among Healthcare Workers

Presentation | February 11 | 12-1 p.m. |  Online-Zoom

 Rachael Jones, PhD, CIH

 Center for Occupational and Environmental Health

This free webinar will discuss current research findings about the exposures of healthcare workers to viruses during patient care, with a focus on viruses causing respiratory disease. Learners will also identify implications for infection risk and appropriate personal protective equipment for healthcare settings.

From Vengeance to Virtue: The Problem of Postwar Germany

Lecture | February 11 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Zachary Shore, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey

 Institute of European Studies, The Pacific Regional Office of the German Historical Institute Washington, Department of History

While Americans have been deeply divided over many issues since the country’s creation, no issue has proved more divisive or revealed more about the nation’s character than the way it treats its enemies. One impulse has been to punish perceived enemies as harshly as possible. The other impulse has been to exhibit benevolence through mercy. The conflicts over which path to pursue have caused...   More >

Zachary Shore

Financial Planning Options for Long Term Care (BEUHS187)

Workshop | February 11 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Tang Ed. Center

 Kenneth Leung, CFP, Millar Financial Group

 Elder Care Program

With rising costs of medical expenses, planning for Long Term Care for yourself or a loved one can be complex and challenging. Solutions require all or a combination of: the coordination of the family’s personal and financial resources, insurance benefits, and public benefits planning. Come learn more about the various Financial Planning options for Long Term Care.

Bio:
Kenneth Leung is a...   More >

Designated Subjects Adult Education and Career Technical Education Teaching Credentials Online Information Session

Information Session | February 11 | 12:15-12:45 p.m. |  Online

 UC Berkeley Extension

Find out how to succeed in a career teaching adults with diverse needs. Our classroom-based professional programs enable you to teach in adult education or career technical education, with or without a California Designated Subjects teaching credential.

  Register online

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.

How to propose an MEng Capstone Project

Information Session | February 11 | 12:20-1:05 p.m. |  2451 Ridge Road, Shire Hall (Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership)

 Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership

Every year MEng teams partner with industry leaders to pilot new initiatives, improve existing products, and develop data-driven business strategy.

Learn more about the MEng Capstone Program & how to craft a successful project proposal.

To learn more about capstone projects: https://funginstitute.berkeley.edu/partners/propose-a-project/

Maps, Indigenous Territory, and the Problem of Anachronism: 2020 Thomas Garden Barnes Lecture

Colloquium | February 11 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Richard A. Rhodes, Professor of Linguistics and Co-Director, Canadian Studies Program

 Canadian Studies Program (CAN))

Join Canadian Studies for the 2020 Thomas Garden Barnes Lecture. Professor Richard A. Rhodes will speak on "Maps, Indigenous Territory, and the Problem of Anachronism", highlighting difficulties of mapping the geography of indigenous languages and its broader implications.

Recording North Africa: Jews, Muslims, and Music in the Twentieth Century Maghrib

Lecture | February 11 | 1-2:30 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

For much of the twentieth century, North African Jews played an outsized role as both music-makers and purveyors of music across the Maghrib. In Morocco, Algeria, and Tunisia, all under French rule until the middle of the last century, indigenous Jewish vocalists, instrumentalists, and sonic impresarios utilized the phonograph to record and rescue the classical Andalusian tradition while...   More >

BLISS Seminar: Finite Sample Convergence Bounds of Off-Policy Reinforcement Learning Algorithms

Seminar | February 11 | 1-2 p.m. | 400 Cory Hall

 Siva Theja Maguluri, Georgia Tech

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

The focus of our work is to obtain finite-sample andor finite-time convergence bounds of various model-free Reinforcement Learning (RL) algorithms. Many RL algorithms are special cases of Stochastic Approximation (SA), which is a popular approach for solving fixed point equations when the information is corrupted by noise. We first obtain finite-sample bounds for general SA using a generalized...   More >

Transparent Electronics with Stretchability/Flexibility

Seminar | February 11 | 2-3 p.m. | 3110 Etcheverry Hall

 Professor Seung Hwan Ko, Department of Mechanical Engineering; Seoul National University, Korea

 Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME)

Abstract: Wearable electronic devices are getting attention as future electronics which must function under various dynamic and large deformation. However, conventional electrical and material engineering approaches have limitations in terms of highly deformable electronics fabrication. Thus, a new approach by converging mechanical engineering viewpoint along with conventional electrical and...   More >

Seminar 237, Macroeconomics: "The Reversal Interest Rate" (with Yann Koby)

Seminar | February 11 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Markus Brunnermeier, Edwards S. Sanford Professor at Princeton University

 Department of Economics

Combinatorics Reading Seminar: Macdonald polynomials: combinatorics and integrability

Seminar | February 11 | 2:10-3 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Sylvie Corteel, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

I will talk on a combinatorial model on non symmetric Macdonald polynomials due to Haglund, Haiman and Loehr and a generalization to permute basement Macdonald polynomials due to Alexandersson.

UCDC Info Session: Fall 2020 application deadline, February 20, 2020

Information Session | February 11 | 3-4 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Mary Crabb, UCDC

 The UC Berkeley Washington Program

Come learn about how to spend a semester working and studying in Washington, DC. UCDC sends students from all majors to intern and take classes in DC, earning a full semester of Berkeley credit.

Harmonic Analysis and Differential Equations Student Seminar: Gaussian Regularization of the Pseudospectrum and Davies' Conjecture

Seminar | February 11 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Nikhil Srivastava, Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

A diagonalizable matrix has linearly independent eigenvectors. Since the set of nondiagonalizable matrices has measure zero, every matrix is a limit of diagonalizable matrices. We prove a quantitative version of this fact: every n x n complex matrix is within distance delta in the operator norm of a matrix whose eigenvectors have condition number poly(n)/delta, confirming a conjecture of E. B....   More >

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: Hilbert schemes and link homology

Seminar | February 11 | 3:45-4:45 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Eugene Gorsky, UC Davis

 Department of Mathematics

Khovanov and Rozansky defined a link homology theory using Soergel bimodules. This invariant has a lot of interesting properties, but it is notoriously hard to compute. I will define it in terms of discuss recent progress in understanding Khovanov-Rozansky homology and its surprising relation to algebraic geometry of the Hilbert scheme of points on the plane. In particular, I will compute this...   More >

Multidimensional spectroscopy and ultra-fast dynamics in nanoclusters

Seminar | February 11 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Dr. Frank Stienkemeier, Department of Physics, University of Freiburg

 College of Chemistry

Multidimensional coherent spectroscopy, well known from liquid or solid
samples, is a powerful tool and has gained much interest unravelling
mechanisms for light harvesting and opto-electronics, because charge/energy transfer, structural changes and coherent/incoherent dynamics of system-bath interactions can be readily disentangled. In order to extend
multidimensional spectroscopy to...   More >

Overregulating Community College Students through Racist Financial Aid Policies and Practices

Lecture | February 11 | 4-5 p.m. | Barrows Hall, Social Science Matrix Conference Room

 Devon Graves, University of California Board of Regents

 Center for Studies in Higher Education

To understand the barriers that exist in the financial aid process, Dr. Devon Graves conducted his dissertation research on financial aid verification and disbursement at a California community college. He contends that aid policies and practices carried out on community college campuses are founded in racist ideologies, which overregulate students and delay their receipt of financial aid....   More >

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Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: An overview of Bertini-type theorems

Seminar | February 11 | 5-6 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Lauren Heller, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

A classical theorem of Bertini gives conditions under which a general member of a linear system of divisors is smooth. I will discuss this theorem and several variations of it, including generalizations by Zariski and Flenner and a recent paper of Ghosh and Krishna.

On Walter Benjamin's Origin of the German Trauerspiel

Panel Discussion | February 11 | 5-7 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Howard Eiland, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 The Program in Critical Theory

The Program in Critical Theory & City Lights Books, San Francisco, present a panel-and-audience discussion with Howard Eiland: “On Walter Benjamin’s Origin of the German Trauerspiel

A panel of UC Berkeley faculty from the Humanities and Social sciences will speak with Eiland about Benjamin’s book, including issues involving Eiland’s new translation of and introduction to the text, as...   More >

Career Connections: Marketing and Media

Social Event | February 11 | 6-8 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room

 Cal Alumni Association, Career Center

Seeking alumni and professionals working in fields such as public relations, advertising, market research, sales strategy, community relations, advertising, media planning, search engine optimization, social media, broadcasting, film, TV, radio, journalism, and publishing.

Modern Diamond Heights

Lecture | February 11 | 7-8 p.m. | Wurster Hall, Room 112

 Hannah Simonson

 Environmental Design Archives

Hannah Simonson is an Architectural Historian/Cultural Resources Planner at the firm Page & Turnbull. She received a Master of Science in Historic Preservation at the University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture, where she wrote her thesis on Diamond Heights. She currently serves as the President of the Northern California Chapter of Docomomo US, and gives walking tours of Diamond Heights...   More >

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Free Books! African American Studies Reading Room

Special Event | February 6 – 29, 2020 every day | 675 Barrows Hall

 Department of African American Studies

In honor of Black History Month the African American Studies Department invites you to drop by and adopt free books from our Reading Room.

Computer Workstation Evaluator Training (BEUHS403)

Workshop | February 12 | 8 a.m.-12 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

 Greg Ryan, Ergonomic Campus Ergonomist, Be well at Work - Ergonimics; Mallory Lynch, MA, Campus Ergonomist, Ergonomics@Work, Be well at Work - Ergonimics

 Be Well at Work - Ergonimics

Specifically for Departmental Computer Workstation Evaluators, learn the basics of how to evaluate and modify computer workstations according to campus ergonomic guidelines in this practical, hands-on workshop. Enroll online through the UC Learning Center

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BPM 203 Analyzing and Resolving Conflict

Workshop | February 12 | 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 manage conflict between individuals or work teams in the workplace.

NASA Berkeley Aviation Data Science Seminar

Lecture | January 22 – May 6, 2020 every Wednesday | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Berkeley Institute for Data Science, UAM@Berkeley, Berkeley Institute of Transportation Studies

Find more information on the BIDS Events list: https://bids.berkeley.edu/events.

Diversity and Inclusion Focus Group

Meeting | February 12 | 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 775B Tan Hall

 College of Chemistry

One of the initiatives that stemmed from the results of our academic climate survey is the Diversity and Inclusion Focus Group (DIFG) series. These College of Chemistry-wide focus groups aim to provide a structured, recurring, neutral space for members of the CoC community to:

- regularly explore and engage in challenging conversations about a variety of topics that have been identified as...   More >

Evolution Day: Celebration of Charles Darwin's birthday

Tour/Open House | February 12 | 12-5 p.m. | 1170 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Peter Oboyski, Essig Museum of Entomology

 Essig Museum of Entomology

Each year, the Essig Museum celebrates Darwin’s birthday (February 12th) with special behind-the-scenes tours of our collection in the Valley Life Sciences Building. See specimens from the Galapagos such as finches, rodents, a marine iguana, and tortoise shell; herbarium specimens, live orchids and insectivorous plants; and learn how Darwin and other naturalists provided the foundation for our...   More >

  RSVP online or or by emailing Peter Oboyski at essig.museum@gmail.com by February 12.

Love Data Week 2020

Presentation | February 10 – 14, 2020 every day | 12-5 p.m. |  Various UC Berkeley campus locations

 University Library, UC Berkeley Research IT, UC Berkeley Information Security Office, D-Lab, California Digital Library (CDL)

Find more information about the Love Data Week 2020 trainings at this website: https://bids.berkeley.edu/news/celebrate-love-data-week-2020-uc-berkeley-february-10-14.

Landscapes of Inequality

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

 Annie Danis, Department of Anthropology, UC Berkeley

 Archaeological Research Facility

In this talk I compare how two community-based research projects I led created archaeological knowledge and became part of contemporary land-use politics.

ARCH 259 EXPERT LECTURE SERIES: GIULIO BRUGNARO

Lecture | February 12 | 12-1 p.m. |  220 Jacobs Hall (2530 Ridge Rd, Berkeley, CA 94709)

 College of Environmental Design

WED, FEB 12, 12pm in 220 Jacobs Hall. Join us for the first expert lecture in ARCH 259 - Robotic Fabrication. Giulio Brugnaro will be presenting his exciting research on “Adaptive Robotic Fabrication Workflows.” Open to all!

If You Can’t Pay You Should Go! Solidarity and Crisis Politics in the EU

Lecture | February 12 | 12-1 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Philipp Trein

 Institute of European Studies

The Eurocrisis after 2010 and the migration crisis of 2015 posed important policy challenges for the European Union and its member states. Both crisis events impacted on EU countries in an asymmetrical manner. The process of taming these problems through policies resulted in political conflicts between voters and governments supporting solidarity with negatively affected countries on the one...   More >

Philipp Trein

Townsend Center Book Chat with Leslie Kurke and Richard Neer: Pindar, Song, and Space: Towards a Lyric Archaeology

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

 Townsend Center for the Humanities

In their study of the poet Pindar of Thebes, coauthors Leslie Kurke and Richard Neer develop a new methodological approach to classical Greece.

Noon Concert Series: Paul Van Autenried, piano

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

 Department of Music

Works by J.S. Bach, L. van Beethoven, R. Schumann, F. Rzewski

Since 1953 the Noon Concert Series has featured a variety of performance from Music students, faculty, and guest musicians.

11:55 - Doors Open
12:15 - Start

FREE admission

Plant and Microbial Biology Seminar: "Sweet stories: characterizing and engineering plant glycans"

Seminar | February 12 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall

 Jenny Mortimer, Deputy Vice President of Feedstocks Division, Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI)

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

My major research interest is plant cell wall biosynthesis and sphingolipid glycosylation. In particular my group is interested in understanding the function og glycosyltransferases, the regulation of nucleotide sugar metabolism and nucleotide sugar transporters, as well as developing tools for glycobiology.

Jenny Mortimer

Bob Garfield of WNYC’s “On the Media” in conversation with Dean Edward Wasserman

Lecture | February 12 | 12-1 p.m. | North Gate Hall, Library

 Edward Wasserman, Dean, Graduate School of Journalism

 Bob Garfield of WNYC’s “On the Media”, UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism

 Graduate School of Journalism

Bob Garfield will be discussing his latest book, American Manifesto (January 14, 2020 | ISBN 9781640092808) with UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism Dean Ed Wasserman.

Probabilistic computation in natural vision

Seminar | February 12 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 560 Evans Hall

 Ruben Coen-Cagli, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

A central goal of vision science is to understand the principles underlying the perception and cortical encoding of the complex visual environment of our everyday experience. In the visual cortex, foundational work with artificial stimuli, and more recent work combining natural images and deep convolutional neural networks, have revealed much about the tuning of cortical neurons to specific image...   More >

Dan Black--Local Variation in the Intergenerational Transmission of Income: A Demography Brown Bag Talk

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

 Dan Black, Professor, Public Policy, Harris School of Public Policy, University of Chicago

 Population Science, Department of Demography

A lunch time talk and discussion session, featuring visiting and local scholars presenting their research on a wide range of topics of interest to demography.

CITRIS Research Exchange - Mallik Tatipamula

Seminar | February 12 | 12-1 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium

 CITRIS and the Banatao Institute

Harnessing the power of 5G, Edge Computing & AI/ML for IoT applications


About the Talk:
This session discusses the intersection of 5G, edge computing and AI/ML technologies for realizing IoT use cases. It discusses technology, architectural evolution, and use cases.

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The social psychology of socioeconomic mobility

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

 Mesmin Destin, Associate Professor, Northwestern University

 Institute of Personality and Social Research

American society is devoting growing attention to issues of inequality and the existence of opportunities for socioeconomic mobility. Comprehensive data regarding actual rates of socioeconomic mobility do exist, however people show systematic biases in their perceptions of how likely they are to move up or down the socioeconomic hierarchy. Further, studies demonstrate that people’s exposure to...   More >

7% Solution: Costing and Financing Universal Health Coverage in CA

Lecture | February 12 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. |  Freight & Salvage

 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Richard M. Scheffler, Professor of the Graduate School at the School of Public Health and the Goldman School of Public Policy, UC Berkeley

 Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)

As of 2017, California’s uninsured rate stands at just over 7 percent. Moving towards universal health coverage in California for the 3.72 million projected to be uninsured in 2020, of which about 1.5 million are undocumented, is a significant challenge but has considerable benefits. Universal coverage will allow all Californians to have improved access to care.

 FREE to OLLI @Berkeley members, UC faculty, staff and students. $10/general admission. No RSVP required. All welcome!

Topology Seminar (Introductory Talk): Arithmetic lattices and superrigidity

Seminar | February 12 | 2:10-3 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Nicholas Miller, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

My main goal for this talk is to describe Margulis's superrigidity theorem and how one can use a superrigidity type theorem to deduce arithmeticity of lattices. As such, I will review some basic examples of arithmetic lattices and then go on to discuss their general construction and the interaction between this construction and superrigidity. If time permits I will also try to highlight some of...   More >

Weekly Coffee Break

Social Event | January 22 – May 6, 2020 every Wednesday | 3-4 p.m. |  Windmill Coffee House

 2131 Durant, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Berkeley International Office's Coffee Break is a weekly opportunity for UC Berkeley global students to meet and engage with one another in a relaxing environment. It’s a chance to enjoy free coffee, share stories about your experiences on campus, and get to know Berkeley International Office advisers. All UC Berkeley students are invited. Students are free to talk about anything, but we'll also...   More >

Ghiselli Lecture 2020: How arousal increases neural gain and attentional selectivity

Lecture | February 12 | 3 p.m. | 1102 Berkeley Way West

 Mara Mather, PhD, University of Southern California

 Department of Psychology

The locus coeruleus is a small brainstem nucleus that is a hub region for integrating arousal signals. When activated, its neurons stimulate release of norepinephrine in cortical and subcortical brain regions to modulate physiology and cognition. Its anatomy makes it ideally suited to broadcast messages about arousing situations broadly throughout the brain – but nevertheless, experimental...   More >

BLISS Seminar: Normal Approximations for Stochastic Iterative Estimators (and Martingales)

Seminar | February 12 | 3-4 p.m. | 400 Cory Hall

 Krishna Balasubramanian, UC Davis

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Asymptotic normality of the maximum likelihood estimator (mle) is one of the foundational results of mathematical statistics characterizing the fluctuations of mle. But it suffers from two drawbacks: (i) it is asymptotic and (ii) it is established for the maximum likelihood estimator (i.e., argmin of negative log-likelihood function) which often can't be computed efficiently. Indeed, in practice...   More >

Probability Seminar: A central limit theorem for two-sided descents of Mallows permutations

Seminar | February 12 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 330 Evans Hall

 Jimmy He, Stanford University

 Department of Mathematics

Abstract: The Mallows measure on the symmetric group gives a way to generate random permutations which are more likely to be sorted than not. There has been a lot of recent work to try and understand limiting properties of Mallows permutations. I'll present work in progress on a central limit theorem for two-sided descents, a statistic counting the number of “drops” in a permutation and its...   More >

A central limit theorem for two-sided descents of Mallows permutations

Seminar | February 12 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 330 Evans Hall

 Jimmy He, Stanford University

 Department of Statistics

The Mallows measure on the symmetric group gives a way to generate random permutations which are more likely to be sorted than not. There has been a lot of recent work to try and understand limiting properties of Mallows permutations. I'll present work in progress on a central limit theorem for two-sided descents, a statistic counting the number of "drops" in a permutation and its...   More >

The White Sheik

Film - Feature | February 12 | 3:10 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Fellini’s first solo directorial effort is a farce about the collision of fantasy and reality. A pair of provincial newlyweds (Leopoldo Trieste and Brunella Bovo) arrive in Rome with plans for a visit with relatives and an audience with the Pope. But first, the naive young bride sets out to meet her heartthrob, the White Sheik (Alberto Sordi), hero of a fumetto photo-comic strip—leading to a...   More >

Applied Math Seminar: Variational Excited State Optimization

Seminar | February 12 | 4-5 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Eric Neuscamann, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Predicting the properties of molecules and materials that have absorbed light requires knowledge about excited state wave functions. We will discuss variational strategies and related nonlinear optimization challenges encountered in pursuit of this information, with examples drawn from both quantum chemistry and quantum Monte Carlo.

Disabled Truths on Disability: Understanding, Interpreting and Experiencing Disability (Studies) in Hungary

Lecture | February 12 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 306 Wheeler Hall

 Maria Flamich; Maria Rita Hoffman

 Disability Studies Program

Disability studies is a very young, about a ten-year-old, discipline in Hungary, and the very few Hungarian “disabled” scholars  are almost unknown in academia. This talk will outline some of the specific historical and political background necessary for understanding disability, disability representations, and disability studies in Hungary today.

ERG Colloquium: Jess Goddard: Measuring water affordability as a human right–insights from California

Colloquium | February 12 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 126 Barrows Hall

 Jess Goddard, SimpleWater

 Energy and Resources Group

Safe drinking water is essential to our ability to thrive, but historically, efforts to ensure that households can afford drinking water have been limited. This colloquium focuses on advancing our understanding of water affordability in California as part of the state’s first human right to water monitoring project.

Generalization error of linearized neural networks: staircase and double-descent: Neyman Seminar

Seminar | February 12 | 4-5 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Song Mei, Stanford University

 Department of Statistics

Deep learning methods operate in regimes that defy the traditional statistical mindset. Despite the non-convexity of empirical risks and the huge complexity of neural network architectures, stochastic gradient algorithms can often find the global minimizer of the training loss and achieve small generalization error on test data.

As one possible explanation to the training efficiency of neural...   More >

Department of Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology Seminar: How the Brain Tells Females When to Move

Seminar | February 12 | 4-5 p.m. | 114 Morgan Hall

 Holly Ingraham, Professor, UCSF

 Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology

Theory of Multicomponent Mass-Transport in Solvent-Filled, Ion-Conducting Membranes/Modeling Membrane-Electrode Assemblies for Electrochemical CO2 Reduction

Colloquium | February 12 | 4-6 p.m. | 775 Tan Hall

 Andrew Crothers, PhD student in the Radke/Weber Group; Philomena Weng, PhD student in the Bell/Weber Group

 Department of Chemical Engineering

The viability of many technologies for clean energy storage and conversion depends on the nature of mass-transport in ion-conducting membranes / The electrochemical reduction of CO2 (CO2R) to value-added products is an attractive technology for tackling the rising atmospheric CO2 levels and storing intermittent renewable energy into chemical bonds.

Unifying Human Processes and Machine Models for Spoken Language Interfaces

Seminar | February 12 | 4-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, HP Auditorium (306)

 Gopala Krishna Anumanchipalli, Associate Researcher, University of California, San Francisco

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

I will present my research where I’ve tapped into aspects of human speech communication system to robust build spoken language systems. These findings hold the key to the next revolution in human-inspired, human-compatible spoken language technologies that, besides alleviating the problems faced by current systems, can meaningfully impact the lives of millions of people with speech disability.

Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program Information Session

Information Session | February 12 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Alberto Ledesma, http://mellonmays.berkeley.edu/

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Want to become a college professor in the humanities or social sciences? Come find out how the MMUF program can help you transform the academy!

Light refreshments and snacks will be provided!

Topology Seminar: Finiteness theorems for totally geodesic submanifolds

Seminar | February 12 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 3 Evans Hall

 Nicholas Miller, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

It is a well known consequence of the Margulis dichotomy that when an arithmetic hyperbolic manifold contains one totally geodesic hypersurface, it contains infinitely many. Both Reid and McMullen have asked conversely whether the existence of infinitely many geodesic hypersurfaces implies arithmeticity of the corresponding hyperbolic manifold. In this talk, I will discuss recent results...   More >

Notes on Literature, Film, and Jazz

Seminar | February 12 | 5-7 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 Howard Eiland, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 The Program in Critical Theory

The Program in Critical Theory & City Lights Books, SF, Present a Seminar/Discussion with Howard Eiland on his recently published book: Notes on Literature, Film, and Jazz (Spuyten Duyvil, 2019).

Howard Eiland’s Notes on Literature, Film, and Jazz (Spuyten Duyvil, 2019) is a highly erudite and courageous inquiry into the arts. Weaving through a host of “classic” texts—literary,...   More >

TDPS presents The New Play Reading Series | Human Museum by Miyoko Conley

Performing Arts - Theater | February 12 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | B4 Dwinelle Hall | Note change in time

 Miyoko Conley

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

TDPS and the New Play Reading Series present Human Museum by Miyoko Conley.

Set in a future where humans have gone extinct, Human Museum follows a group of robots on Earth that run a museum dedicated to organizing the physical and digital artifacts of human life.

Miyoko Conley

Toastmasters on Campus Club: Learn public speaking

Workshop | January 15 – December 16, 2020 every Wednesday | 6:15-7:30 p.m. | 3111 Etcheverry Hall

 Toastmasters on Campus

Toastmasters has been the world leader in teaching public speaking since 1924. Meetings are an enjoyable self-paced course designed to get you up and running as a speaker in only a few months.

Find out more at toastmasters.org or just drop by one of our meetings to get started.

Toastmasters on Campus has earned Toastmasters' highest honor, the...   More >

Videograms of a Revolution

Film - Documentary | February 12 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Before there were cell phones witnessing history in the making, there were video cameras. In December 1989, the future of Romania was up in the air. It was also on the air. During a televised speech, Nicolae Ceauşescu stopped speaking and looked off-camera, confused. The broadcast cut briefly to an empty red screen, until eventually his speech resumed. The (televised) revolution had...   More >