Thursday, January 19, 2017
Workshop | January 17 – 20, 2017 every day | Calvin Laboratory (Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing)
The Boot Camp is intended to acquaint program participants with the key themes of the program.
Jacob Fox (Stanford University), Ben Green (University of Oxford), Russell Impagliazzo (UC San Diego), Luca Trevisan (Simons Institute, UC Berkeley), Julia Wolf (University of Bristol), David Zuckerman (University of Texas, Austin).
Meeting | January 19 – November 16, 2017 the third Thursday of the month every month | 7:30-8:30 a.m. | Au Coquelet Cafe (backroom)
2000 University Avenue, Berkeley, CA
Berkeley Communicators Toastmasters Club
Find out how to improve your public speaking skills and build confidence through the Toastmaster.
If you have wanted to improve your communication skills, practice public speaking and leadership, but find it difficult to do it on your own, this is the place for you.
Meetings: 1st and 3rd Thursday 7:30am - 8:30am every month
Free street parking and close to Downtown Berkeley BART
Course | January 19 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | University Hall, Room 24
Synopsis: An introductory workshop that provides an overview of the RAPDP curriculum, roles and responsibilities of central campus offices, the award lifecycle, and the campus systems relevant to Research Administration.
Meeting | January 19 | 12-4 p.m. | 602 Barrows Hall
The GWS Café is a sanctuary space/conversation space for the campus and GWS community, and will be especially be so the day before and week after the inauguration (January 19th and 26th). This series will act as a regular community gathering space for students, faculty, visiting scholars and staff.
Workshop | January 19 | 1-2 p.m. | 1229 Dwinelle Hall
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 suggestions on how to find them.
We will also let you know about upcoming deadlines and eligibility requirements for some of... More >
Join us for a free, docent-led tour of the Garden as we explore interesting plant species, learn about the vast collection, and see what is currently in bloom. Meet at the Entry Plaza.
Free with Garden admission
Advanced registration not required
Tours may be cancelled without notice.
For day-of inquiries, please call 510-643-2755
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Seminar | January 19 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall
Lin Lin, University of California, Berkeley
In this series of lectures, we discuss quantum many body perturbation theory from a mathematical perspective. The starting point is Feynman diagrams for Gaussian integrals. This only requires the knowledge of freshman calculus. Then assuming basic knowledge of quantum mechanics, we discuss Feynman diagrams for quantum statistical mechanics, and proceed to many body perturbation theory for... More >
Seminar | January 19 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Haas School of Business, C325 Cheit Hall | Note change in time and location
joint w/ Haas Oliver Williamson Seminar - C325 Cheit Hall
Colloquium | January 19 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall
Song Sun, Stony Brook
A Calabi-Yau manifold is a compact complex manifold with trivial canonical bundle. Yau’s solution to the Calabi conjecture gives rise to canonical Ricci-flat Kahler metric (Calabi-Yau metric) on such a manifold, and this has deep applications in algebraic geometry and mathematical physics. It is an interesting question to understand how the Ricci-flat metrics develop singularities when the... More >
Seminar | January 19 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall
Field(s): Econometrics, Machine Learning
Film - Animated | January 19 | 5-6 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall
Join the CMES in an encore screening of two animated short films that originally premiered at the 20th Annual Arab Film Festival.
CHADI AOUN / LEBANON / 2016 / ANIMATION SHORT / 15 MINS
Silence is the only sound in the city of Ghabra. Any form of expression is met by death. SAMT is the introduction to a dysfunctional society that is about to implode.
ELY DAGHER /... More >
Memorial | January 19 | 5-8 p.m. | Alumni House
A memorial service for Prof. Jeffrey Hadler, Associate Professor of South & Southeast Asian Studies, and former Chair of the Department of South & Southeast Asian Studies, who passed away on Wednesday, January 11, after a short and intense battle with cancer.
Seminar | January 19 | 5:15-6:15 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall
Bernd Sturmfels, University of California, Berkeley
We present a joint paper with Anna Seigal, Portia Mira and Miriam Barlow, aimed at addressing the question in the title. Nosocomial outbreaks of bacteria and the heavy usage of antibiotics suggest that resistance evolves in hospital environments. To test this assumption, we studied resistance phenotypes of bacteria collected from patient isolates at a community hospital. A graphical model... More >
Panel Discussion | January 19 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium
Laura Sydell, digital culture correspondent, National Public Radio
Edward Wasserman, moderator, Graduate School of Journalism
Adam Mosseri, Vice president of News Feed, Facebook; Craig Newmark, Web pioneer, speaker and philanthropist; Catherine Crump, professor and co-director, Berkeley Law’s Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic; Jeffrey MacKie-Mason, University Librarian, Chief Digital Scholarship Officer, University Library
Incentives to spread misinformation include great financial and political gain. Do tech companies and news sites have the ability and/or the responsibility to contain a flood of inaccuracy? Can they without bias or censorship?
Space is limited.
Information Session | January 19 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430-8)
Lightspeed partner, Sudip Chakrabarti, will host a session for students interested in learning about VC/startups/entrepreneurship. Lightspeed Venture Partners is an early stage investor in both enterprise and consumer companies, including Snapchat, Nest, Nutanix, Docker, and GrubHub. Sudip will give insight into what trends VCs are seeing in the tech ecosystem and Lightspeeds investment... More >
Information Session | January 19 | 6-7 p.m. | UC Berkeley Extension (Golden Bear Center)
Discover how you can excel in the expanding field of project management with a certificate that meets the high professional standards of the Project Management Institute.
Make reservations online or by calling 510-642-4111
Film - Feature | January 19 | 7 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Bowie (Farley Granger), an escaped convict, and Keechie (Cathy O'Donnell) are innocents who were "never properly introduced to the world we live in," and their romance is their only defense against a cruel world.
Free for Cal Student Film Pass holders $7 BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students $8 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, retirees; non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, 18 & under, disabled persons $12 General admission
Information Session | January 19 | 7-8 p.m. | UC Berkeley Extension (Golden Bear Center)
Find out how Agile Managementa framework of values, principles and practices that allows managers to plan work, engage teams and leverage changing market conditionscan make a difference in your career as a manager.
Please refer to UNEX 1066. Make reservations online or by calling 510-642-4111
Exhibits and Ongoing Events
Exhibit - Artifacts | February 26, 2016 – April 1, 2017 every day | Bancroft Library, Rowell Cases & 2nd floor corridor between The Bancroft Library and Doe Library
Signed by President Woodrow Wilson in August 1916, the Organic Act created the National Park Service, the federal bureau that protects our national parks and monuments. Several UC Berkeley alumni with conservationist interests and the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco played key roles in its development. This exhibition explores the origins of the NPS with materials... More >
Exhibit - Multimedia | September 19, 2016 – April 23, 2017 every day | Doe Library, Bernice Layne Brown Gallery
You are invited to this exhibit of comics and graphic novels owned by the UC Berkeley Library. These materials often reflect the socioeconomic, ideological and political realities of the societies in which they are produced. To highlight these diverse realities, and to celebrate our differences, this exhibit presents a selection of comics and graphic novels published in many countries.
We... More >
Exhibit - Artifacts | September 1, 2016 – July 1, 2017 every day | Bancroft Library, 2nd floor corridor between The Bancroft Library and Doe Library
Marking the 80th anniversary of the beginning of the Spanish Civil War, the exhibition Guerra Civil @ 80 features selections from The Bancroft Library's Veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade, Bay Area Post records and photographic collections, along with posters, books, pamphlets, and other ephemera. A visual and textual display of the struggle to defend the Second Spanish Republic, the... More >
Exhibit - Multimedia | November 23, 2016 – March 12, 2017 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
A prominent figure of the American Pop Art movement, Andy Warhol (19281987) was one of the first to integrate fine art with celebrity culture, media spectacle, and mass production. This exhibition presents a selection of new gifts to BAMPFA from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, on view here for the first time, alongside previous gifts to the collection. The prints on display span... More >
Free for BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students, faculty, staff, retirees; 18 & under + guardian $10 Non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons $12 General admission
Exhibit - Photography | November 1, 2016 – May 1, 2017 every day | Doe Library, Brown Gallery (east wing)
Photographs from the celebrated War Ink Project will be on display in Berkeleys Doe Library in November. The exhibit features striking images of tattoos that express the impact of combat experiences on California veterans. Jason Deitch, co-creator of War Ink and a Cal veteran, hopes the display will bridge the divide between the veterans and civilian communities. The project is both exhibit... More >
The Gift to Sing: Highlights of the Leon F. Litwack and Bancroft Library African American Collections
Exhibit - Artifacts | September 23, 2016 – February 17, 2017 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Bancroft Library, Gallery
For decades professor emeritus of history Leon F. Litwack has been accumulating what is arguably the worlds finest private collection of books on African American history and culture. This exhibition displays highlights of the collection that will be coming to The Bancroft Library as a bequest. The Litwack collection is particularly noteworthy for its Harlem Renaissance first editions in... More >
Exhibit - Photography | January 17 – 30, 2017 every day | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden
Individually, each photograph is a fine art portrait of a unique botanic specimen; as a series, it is a scientific inquiry into the diversity of botanic design. Each includes companion text about the specimen's form & function.
Free with Garden Admission
Buy tickets by calling 510-664-9841, or by emailing email@example.com.
Exhibit - Artifacts | August 30, 2016 – June 30, 2017 every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way), Warren Hellman & Charles Michael Galleries
Never before the creation of the State of Israel did Jews of so many origins live together, and in such a stimulating environment, as they did in the land they soon started calling in Hebrew i-tal-yah, an Island of Divine Dew. The exhibition highlights Italian Jewish art and artifacts from The Magnes Collection.