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Friday, February 17, 2017

Research Tools Fair: Brief Intro to Geofacets

Workshop | February 17 | 12-12:30 p.m. | Bechtel Engineering Center, Kresge Engineering Library Training Room (110MD)

 Kimberly Pierce, Elsevier


Join us for this brief introduction to Geofacets, a database for searching geologic maps extracted from peer-reviewed publications in an interactive map-based interface. The Libraries have licensed Geofacets as a 3-year pilot. Come learn how you can use Geofacets to enhance your research in geology, earth sciences, geography, and energy exploration. Coffee & soft drinks will be provided.

Labor Lunch Seminar: "Tastes for Discrimination in Monopsonistic Labour Markets"

Seminar | February 17 | 12-1 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Bernardo Fanfani, University of Turin

 Department of Economics

Civil and Environmental Engineering Department Seminar: Harnessing Data Analytics and Computational Models in Structural Monitoring

Seminar | February 17 | 12-1 p.m. | 542 Davis Hall

 Hao Sun

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

Advances in informatics and data science have assisted engineers to tackle structural dynamics problems. For example, health monitoring of structure and infrastructure systems has become a valuable source of information for evaluating structural integrity and reliability throughout the lifecycle of structures as well as ensuring optimal maintenance planning and operation.

First Steps into Functional Fitness (BEUHS618)

Workshop | February 17 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 251 Hearst Gymnasium

 Cori Evans, MA, NSCA-CPT Wellness Program Specialist, Be well at Work - Wellness

 Be Well at Work - Wellness

The journey to health begins with the first step. This introduction to the Get Fit in 7 Minutes workshop, will provide participants with the tools to design a sustainable and fun exercise plan, while learning how to safely execute the top 10 exercises for a complete strength and flexibility training routine. Participants will receive a band and guide for different types of workout routines....   More >

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Global Internships Information Session

Information Session | February 17 | 1-2 p.m. | 150 University Hall

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Earn academic credit while gaining practical internship experience domestically or abroad. Learn more about UC Berkeley Global Internships at this event and see how your summer can transform you!

Solid State Technology and Devices Seminar: New Frontiers in Terahertz Devices and Systems

Seminar | February 17 | 1-2 p.m. | Cory Hall, 540 A/B Cory Hall

 Mona Jarrahi, Associate Professor of Electrical Engineering, University of California Los Angeles

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Terahertz waves exhibit various unique features for chemical identification, material characterization, biological sensing, and medical imaging. However, the relatively poor performance, higher costs, and bulky nature of currently existing terahertz systems continue to impede their deployment in field settings. In this talk, I will introduce a new class of optoelectronic devices based...   More >

Caltime KRONOS 8 – Time Keeper Training

Course | February 17 | 1-4 p.m. | 28 University Hall

 Lydia Jenkins

 Human Resources

Objective/Focus - KRONOS 8 Changes:
Cosmetic features and functionality of CalTime KRONOS 8
Access to CalTime via Citrix – one timecard view
Historical Edits
Step by step run reports process
View Accruals and totals for employee timecards
Individual and mass timecard approval
Icons, and color alerts to guide to the next task
Instructor-led, hands-on training using Caltime training...   More >

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Archaeological Illustration: Part 1

Workshop | February 17 | 1-4 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Lisa Johnson, University of California, Berkeley Department of Anthropology

 Archaeological Research Facility

This is a two-part workshop: The focus of the first workshop is to illustrate ceramic vessels (complete and incomplete) and flaked stone tools/debitage. Illustration is a time consuming procedure, but if we have time, each person should be able to pencil draw both kinds of artifacts. The second workshop will be spent tracing these technical drawing with pen and ink on velum

The Union of Intersections (UoI) Method for Interpretable Data-Driven Discovery and Prediction: Data Science Lecture Series

Lecture | February 17 | 1:10-2:30 p.m. | 190 Doe Library

 Berkeley Institute for Data Science

This talk will introduce the core concepts of UoI, summarize theoretical results on its properties, and demonstrate its superiority for linear regression, classification, random forests, and non-negative matrix factorizations. These results suggest UoI could improve interpretation and prediction in data-driven discovery across scientific fields.

Drop-in Q&A with AccessEngineering, Engineering Village, Geofacets, Knovel, Mendeley, and Overleaf

Tour/Open House | February 17 | 1:30-3 p.m. | Bechtel Engineering Center, Kresge Engineering Library Training Room (110MD)


Stop by the Kresge Engineering Library to speak with representatives from AccessEngineering & Engineering Village, Knovel, Mendeley, and Overleaf to learn more about these tools. Get answers to your questions about how you can integrate some of these tools into your current research workflow. Coffee and soft drinks will be provided.

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – December 30, 2018 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 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
For tour questions, please email gardentours@berkeley.edu...   More >

Berkeley Summer Abroad - Taiwan Info Session

Information Session | February 17 | 1:30-2:30 p.m. | B-4 Dwinelle Hall

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Come and learn about our Summer Abroad program in Taipei, Taiwan!

For more information, please visit http://studyabroad.berkeley.edu/summerabroad/taipei.

Towards RNA structure/function from scratch

Seminar | February 17 | 2-4 p.m. | Hildebrand Hall, Library seminar room 100F | Note change in location

 Dr. Rhiju Das, Stanford University

 College of Chemistry

Dr. Das seeks a predictive understanding of how RNA and protein molecules code for complex biological machines. His main research program involves blind tests of high-resolution computational approaches for modeling and designing RNA molecules and their complexes. He will present recent work in the field, including results from community-wide structure prediction challenges. Dr. Das will also...   More >

Probing Nanostructured Materials With Single Atom Sensitivity Using Aberration Corrected TEM: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | February 17 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Prof. Jamie Warner, Univ. of Oxford, Materials Science

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

The properties of nanostructure materials are dictated by the arrangement of their atoms, and the rapid advancement of nanotechnology has been enabled by imaging methods that can see how atoms are bonded to form nanoscale solids. Aberration corrected transmission electron microscopy can now probe individual atoms in a material, and extract information about their element type, charge transfer,...   More >

Student Probability/PDE Seminar: Flows for Hamiltonian ODE with Randomness III

Seminar | February 17 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Fraydoun Rezakhanlou, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

In these talks I show how a random translation of a Hamiltonian vector field improves the regularity of its flow.

Screening: The Law in These Parts

Film - Documentary | February 17 | 2:30-4:30 p.m. | B130 The Law Building

Law Students for Justice in Palestine, Law Students for Justice in Palestine

 Law Students for Justice in Palestine

Join Berkeley LSJP for a screening of the award-winning film "The Law in These Parts", which explores the legal architecture of Israel's occupation of the West Bank.

Environmental Engineering Seminar

Seminar | February 17 | 3-4 p.m. | 406 Davis Hall

 Dr. Steve Margulis, Professor, UCLA CEE

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

MENA Salon

Workshop | February 3 – May 5, 2017 every Friday with exceptions | 3-4 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 340, Sultan Conference Room

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

On Fridays at 3:00 during the semester, the CMES hosts an informal weekly coffee hour and guided discussion of current events in the Middle East and North Africa, open to all and free of charge.

Thinking about Cybersecurity for the Long Run

Seminar | February 17 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 107 South Hall

 Steve Weber

 Information, School of

Steve Weber shares some of the lessons learned during the first two years of the Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity and discusses where the center is headed.

Bodhisattva Precepts in East Asian Perspective and Beyond

Conference/Symposium | February 17 | 4-6:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Center for Buddhist Studies

Friday–Sunday, February 17–19, 2017
Bodhisattva Precepts in East Asian Perspective and Beyond
Friday (4–6:30 pm): 180 Doe Memorial Library
Saturday (9:30 am–6 pm) – Sunday (9 am–12:00 pm): Alumni House
UC Berkeley


Panel 1 (Friday, February 17, 4–6:30pm): China I
Chair: Peiying Lin (UC Berkeley)

T. H. Barrett (SOAS, University of London) — How did Chinese Lay...   More >

One-Eyed Jacks | Marlon Brando US, 1961

Film - Feature | February 17 | 4 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Marlon Brando, Karl Malden, Timothy Carey,

Marlon Brando and Karl Malden fill the boots of Billy the Kid and Pat Garrett (thinly disguised as “Rio” and “Dad Longworth”) in Brando’s Freudian epic, dubbed by reviewers “one of the first antihero Westerns.” Real cowboys, aging starlets, a twenty-nine-year-old Stanley Kubrick, and the stunning Central California coastline round out the...   More >

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

Controlling the energetics and lifetimes of excited states in unconventional chromophores: ligand-to-metal (LMCT) and metal-to-metal (MMCT) charge transfer

Seminar | February 17 | 4-5 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Walter Weare, Department of Chemistry, North Carolina State University

 College of Chemistry

The discovery of new chromophores, particularly those synthesized from earth abundant elements, is critical for artificial photosynthesis to become a reality. The talk will address our work on unconventional chromophores based on LMCT and MMCT. We have identified an extremely long-lived LMCT excited state (1.6 ms at room temperature in methanol) and believe that this is a "symmetry trapped"...   More >

Bending the Energy, Environmental, and Safety Curves Through Transportation Automation and Electrification

Lecture | February 17 | 4-5 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Costa Samaras, Carnegie Mellon

 Institute of Transportation Studies

Abstract: The combination of vehicle automation and electrification has the potential to fundamentally change the transportation sector. Vehicle crashes, traffic congestion, air pollution, greenhouse gas emissions, energy consumption, and other negative externalities associated with driving could significantly diminish. However, travel may increase with these vehicles, pollution could be...   More >

RTGC Seminar: Rational shuffle conjecture and torus braids.

Seminar | February 17 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Anton Mellit, IST Austria

 Department of Mathematics

I will talk about a proof of the rational shuffle conjecture, which relates certain weighted counts of Dyck paths with labelings to certain natural polynomials arising from Macdonald polynomials and elliptic Hall algebras. In an earlier work of Erik Carlsson and myself the "usual" shuffle conjecture was proved with the help of a certain algebra of operators acting on symmetric functions, a close...   More >

Lyric, Tragedy and History in Horace, Odes 2.1

Lecture | February 17 | 5 p.m. | 7205 Dwinelle Hall

 Stephen Harrison, Professor of Latin Literature, University of Oxford

 Department of Classics

Analog Light Show Workshop

Workshop | February 17 | 6-8 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Come play with old overhead projectors, colored transparencies, prisms, mirrors, and more at this “light jam” with guest artist Jeff Manson (Misto Reef Lights) and the Libido Light Club. Taking inspiration from the light projection performance groups that pioneered this psych art form in the 1960s and 1970s, we will experiment with moving light across space to create patterns, textures, and...   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

Facebook Puzzlehunt

Information Session | February 17 | 6-8 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Do you enjoy a challenge and want to take a fun break? Come join Facebook and team up with your fellow bears for an exciting 2 hours of logic game puzzles. You'll split into teams of up to 4 and solve the puzzles together. Prizes will be awarded to winning teams!

No coding experience required. Food will be provided :)

Hope to see you there!

Baseball vs. Cal Poly

Sport - Intercollegiate - Baseball/Softball | February 17 | 7:05 p.m. |  Evans Field

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Baseball hosts Cal Poly at Evans Diamond.

Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: Take One

Film - Feature | February 17 | 7:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Patricia Ree Gilbert, Don Fellows, Jonathan Gordon,

Filmed in Central Park with a cast of Actors Studio professionals and random passersby, Symbiopsychotaxiplasm: Take One is William Greaves’s playful investigation of relationships both in front of and behind the camera. By filming the crew recording and himself directing actors repeating an uncomfortably intimate conversation,...   More >

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