<< Tuesday, April 25, 2017 >>

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Nuclear Policy Working Group

Meeting | March 14 – May 9, 2017 every Tuesday with exceptions | NSSC Suite, Suite 230

 2150 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94709

 Nuclear Engineering (NE)

CARA Anniversary Symposium: The California Research Alliance by BASF celebrates 3 years

Conference/Symposium | April 24 – 25, 2017 every day | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatap Conference Room

 College of Chemistry

The effects of stress during pregnancy: Interview with Kate Wilsterman, Integrative Biology

Seminar | April 25 | 9-9:30 a.m. | Barrows Hall, Radio broadcast, ON-AIR ONLY, 90.7FM

 Kate Wilsterman, PhD Candidate, Department of Integrative Biology; Tesla Monson, PhD Candidate, Department of Integrative Biology

 KALX 90.7FM

Tune in this week to hear endocrinologist Kate Wilsterman, PhD candidate in the Department of Integrative Biology, talk about her research on the effects of stress during pregnancy.

The Graduates, highlighting graduate student research at Berkeley and around the world, is broadcast every other Tuesday at 9AM on KALX 90.7FM and on the web.

Kate with her research assistant

RAPDP - Intermediate - FM8 Award Modifications

Course | April 25 | 9-11 a.m. | University Hall, Room 24

 Human Resources

Synopsis: An intermediate workshop on determining when a change to a project requires sponsor approval and/or a formal contract amendment, and the process for working with SPO/IAO to get a contract amended.

  Register online

Bus Rapid Transit: Planning, Design, and Operations

Workshop | April 18 – 27, 2017 every Tuesday & Thursday | 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Online

 Joseph Kott, Transportation Choices for Sustainable Communities; James Lightbody, Lightbody Consulting

 Technology Transfer Program

Bus rapid transit (BRT) is an adaptable, cost-effective mode of public transportation suitable for deployment in both larger and smaller cities worldwide. The optimal BRT functions like light rail transit, but on existing streets as a premium express urban bus transit service. BRT can either supplement or replace existing bus networks, as well as either supplement or substitute for light rail...   More >

 The course is intended for planning staff in local, regional, and state agencies, as well as consultants. Community planners, public transit planners, transportation planners, traffic engineers, urban designers, land developers, and decision-makers will a

Society for Conservation Biology Benziger tour

Tour/Open House | April 25 | 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. |  Benziger Family Winery

 1883 London Ranch Rd, Glen Ellen, CA 95442

 Sarah Navarro, Benziger Family Winery

 Society for Conservation Biology, Berkeley Chapter

The Berkeley SCB chapter will tour a sustainable agriculture operation in Sonoma County.
The event is sponsored by the UCB Graduate Assembly. It is open to the public and ADA accessible.

Enhancing Precision and Efficiency in Macromolecular Synthesis: New Strategies and Enabling Functions

Seminar | April 25 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Jeremiah Johnson, Department of Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 College of Chemistry

Motivated by nature, polymer chemists have long sought tactics and strategies for the synthesis of macromolecules and materials with precise structures. Existing approaches often require a trade-off between structural control and atom economy/scalability. Driven by specific fundamental questions and/or functional targets, we have developed synthetic strategies that offer both precision and...   More >

Seminar 217, Risk Management: Institutional Investor Behavior and Market Dynamics

Seminar | April 25 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Speaker: John Arabadjis, State Street

 Center for Risk Management Research

UCMP Fossil Coffee: The Bill Clemens oral history project

Seminar | April 25 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 1101 (UCMP Fishbowl)

 Paul Burnett, Bancroft Library

 Museum of Paleontology

BSAC Technology Seminar - Silicon-Based Integrated Sensors and Systems with On-Chip Antennas: From Picosecond Pulse Radiators To Miniaturized Spectrometers

Seminar | April 25 | 12-1 p.m. | 540 Cory Hall

 Prof. Aydin Babakhani, Assistant Professor | Director, RISC, Rice University, Rice Integrated Systems and Circuits (RISC)

 Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center

Silicon processes make it possible to integrate everything from antennas to processors on a single chip, which create opportunities to implement complex sensors and systems on a millimeter scale. This results in single-chip picosecond pulse radiators, wirelessly synchronized chips with sub-psec synchronization accuracy, miniaturized spectrometers, and wirelessly powered sensors and actuators.

  RSVP online by April 24.

Forestry Seminar

Seminar | April 25 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 103 Mulford Hall

 Robert Hrubes, Scientific Certification Systems

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

“Forest Certification: Assessing Efficacy after 25 Years”

Development Lunch:"Two short presentations"

Seminar | April 25 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Kevin Feeney; Zenan Wang

 Department of Economics, CEGA

23andMe's research on the Genetic diversity and the African Diaspora.

Colloquium | April 25 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Joanna Mountain, Senior Director of Research, 23AndMe

 Center for African Studies

One of the Center for African Studies weekly sessions in our Spring 2017 Colloquium Series.

Joanna Mountain

Expanding the Role of RNs in Primary Care: A Business Case Analysis

Lecture | April 25 | 12:40-2 p.m. | 714C University Hall

 Jack Needleman, PhD, FAAN, Professor and Chair of the Department of Health Policy and Management, University of California Los Angeles

 Health Policy and Management

Primary care is evolving in response to payment reform, new models of work organization, and changes in the primary care workforce. Advanced Practice Nurses are part of this evolution but in this evolving landscape, the role of registered nurses (RNs) who are not Advanced Practice Nurses and Nurse Practitioners is also being reexamined and reimagined. There is a growing literature describing...   More >

Won’t Somebody Please Think of the Journalists?

Seminar | April 25 | 1-2 p.m. | 205 South Hall

 Tom Lowenthal, Staff Technologist, Committee to Protect Journalists

 Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity (CLTC)

As part of its Spring 2017 Lunch Seminar Series, the Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity presents Tom Lowenthal, Staff Technologist for the Committee to Protect Journalists.

  RSVP online by April 24.

Dissertation Talk: Development of New Processing Schemes for High Quality Electronic Materials on Amorphous and Flexible Substrates

Seminar | April 25 | 2-3 p.m. | 400 Cory Hall

 Kevin Chen

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

III-V semiconductors are promising materials for a wide variety of electronic and optoelectronic applications due to their high electron mobilities as well as direct band gaps which can be tuned by changing the elemental composition of the material. However, they are limited in their application space due to two main factors: cost and the need for a lattice matched epitaxial substrate upon which...   More >

UC Berkeley and UCSF Computational Health Science Symposium

Special Event | April 25 | 2-6 p.m. |  UCSF Mission Bay Campus

 550 16th Street, San Francisco, CA

 Atul Butte, UCSF Institute for Computational Health Sciences; Michael Jordan, UCB Distinguished Professor of Computer Science & Statistics

 Berkeley Institute for Data Science

Come and join colleagues from UC Berkeley, UCSF, and LBNL for a discussion of new frontiers and emerging technologies in data science and biomedicine. Hear from thought leaders on both campuses, and explore opportunities to incorporate new approaches into your own research. This session is intended to stimulate ideas, provide opportunities to meet and talk with other research scientists, and...   More >

Butterfly Walk

Tour/Open House | April 25 – October 24, 2017 the fourth Tuesday of the month every month | 3-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join Sally Levinson, Garden volunteer propagator, docent and 'caterpillar lady', as she guides you through the Botanical Garden in search of butterflies.

Space is limited on a first-come basis. Children welcome. Free with garden admission.

For more information email gardenprograms@berkeley.edu

Free with Garden Admission

Academic Freedom, Hungary, and the Attack on the Central European University

Panel Discussion | April 25 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 Istvan Rev, Director, Open Society Archive, Central European University, and Visiting Professor of History, UC Berkeley; Gábor Klaniczay, Professor of Medieval History, Central European University

 John Connelly, Professor of History, UC Berkeley

 Department of History

Gábor Klaniczay

Factorization Algebra Seminar: Higher holomorphic factorization algebras

Seminar | April 25 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 5 Evans Hall

 Brian Williams, Northwestern University

 Department of Mathematics

I will discuss factorization algebras that display a certain type of holomorphic structure. Familiar special cases branch off in two directions: 1) topological factorization algebras, which provide a well-known description of $E_n$ algebras, and 2) holomorphic factorization algebras in complex dimension one, which define the structure of a vertex algebra. I will propose an algebraic reformulation...   More >

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: Sixty-four Curves of Degree Six

Seminar | April 25 | 3:45-4:45 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Bernd Sturmfels, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

This lecture is an invitation to real algebraic geometry, along with computational aspects, ranging from bitangents and K3 surfaces to eigenvectors and ranks of tensors. We present an experimental study - with many pictures - of smooth curves of degree six in the real plane. This is joint work with Nidhi Kainhsa, Mario Kummer, Mahsa Sayyari and Daniel Plaumann. The number 64 refers to rigid...   More >

Immigrant Rights Panel

Presentation | April 25 | 4-6 p.m. | 10 Haviland Hall

 Zahra Billoo, Council on American-Islamic Relations; Daniel Moreno, Causa Justa::Just Cause

 Cal ARC (Anti-Racism Collaborative)

Immigrant Rights Panel with CJJC and CAIR
Tuesday, April 25th
4-6 pm
Room 10, Haviland Hall
Food provided!

The Annual Alexander Pines Lecture: The Amyloid Phenomenon and its Significance for Human Disease

Seminar | April 25 | 4-5 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Christopher Dobson, Department of Chemistry, University of Cambridge

 College of Chemistry

Interest in the phenomenon of amyloid formation by peptides and proteins has developed with extraordinary rapidity in recent years, such that is now a major topic of research across a wide range of disciplines. The reasons for this surge of interest arise both from the links between amyloid formation and a range of rapidly proliferating medical disorders, including Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s...   More >

Seminar 221, Industrial Organization: ​"Recoupment and Predatory Pricing Analysis"

Seminar | April 25 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Louis Kaplow, Harvard Law School

 Department of Economics

The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America

Panel Discussion | April 25 | 4:30-6:30 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Reading Room

 Richard Rothstein, Research Associate, Economic Policy Institute

 Janelle Scott, Associate Professor, Berkeley, GSE; Michael J. Dumas, Assistant Professor, Berkeley, GSE; sean reardon, Professor of Poverty and Inequality in Education and Professor (by courtesy) of Sociology, Stanford University

 Graduate School of Education

Richard Rothstein, author and Research Associate at the Economic Policy Institute, will offer insights into how residential segregation in America — the incessant kind that continues to dog our major cities and has contributed to so much ongoing social strife — is the intended result of racially explicit government policies at the local, state, and federal levels.

He will...   More >

The Serbian Poetic Word: 17th Annual Peter N. Kujachich Lecture in Serbian and Montenegrin Studies

Lecture | April 25 | 5-7 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room

 Ronelle Alexander, Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures, UC Berkeley

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

“Most poetry is not equipped for a world in which people actually die. But some is.” These words, attributed to the great poet Czesław Miłosz, come to mind when one thinks of Serbian poetry. The lecture explores what it is that makes the poetic word – and especially the Serbian poetic word – so powerful. By examining the ways in which the poetry of their language has sung to Serbs...   More >

Raju Nayak | Singing Resistance: Oral Narratives of the Lambada Bhats of Southern India

Lecture | April 25 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Raju Nayak, ISAS Visiting Scholar, 2016-2017, UC Berkeley

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies

A talk by Dr. Raju Nayak, ISAS Visiting Scholar, 2016-2017, on the oral narratives of resistance of a tribal community of South India.

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: Generalized Cayley-Chow Coordinates and Computer Vision

Seminar | April 25 | 5-6 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Brian Osserman, UC Davis

 Department of Mathematics

A fundamental problem in computer vision is to reconstruct the configuration of a collection of cameras from the images they have taken of a common subject. If we model a camera as a linear projection from projective 3-space to the projective plane, this problem can be rephrased algebrogeometrically in terms of recovering a subvariety of a product of projective planes. Both the equations defining...   More >

EPMS Weekly Seminar

Seminar | November 1, 2016 – December 5, 2017 every Tuesday | 5:10-6 p.m. | 212 O'Brien Hall

 Engineering and Project Management Society

Each week the Engineering and Project Management Society brings in a speaker to talk about topics related to construction and project management. Light refreshments will be provided.

Event is ADA accessible. For disability accommodation requests and information, please contact Disability Access Services by phone at 510.643.6456 (voice) or 510.642.6376 (TTY) or by email at...   More >

CNR Alumni Association Oakland Networking Reception: An evening of networking with fellow CNR alumni

Reception | April 25 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Drake's Dealership, Utica Room

 2325 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612

 College of Natural Resources

Tehran Streetstyle: A Talk by Hoda Katebi

Lecture | April 25 | 5:30-7 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Hoda Katebi

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Hoda Katebi is an author, photographer, and activist fashion blogger whose research focuses on the underground fashion movement in Iran and the intersections of fashion, gender, and nationhood. In 2013, she founded Joo Joo Azad (www.joojooazad.com), an online platform dedicated to the integration of ethical fashion and activism.
Tehran Streetstyle—the first in-print collection of modern fashion...   More >

Swahili Weekly Social Hour

Social Event | January 31 – May 9, 2017 every Tuesday | 6-7 p.m. |  Jupiter Taproom

 2181 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Center for African Studies

Speak Swahili with your fellow Swahili students and enthusiasts over a drink at Jupiter Taproom. This is an informal gathering to connect with other Swahili speakers on campus and in Berkeley. Each person will support their own beverage purchases, but we will provide the good company! And of course, Swahili speaking only! All skill and experience levels are welcome. Karibuni sana!

Digital Dissent Commons Conversations: Technology and Public Life in Changing Times

Lecture | April 25 | 6 p.m. | 205 South Hall

 Andrew Herscher, Associate Professor at the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, University of Michigan; Sara Dean, Assistant Chair of Graduate Design and Assistant Professor of Interaction Design, California College of the Arts

 Berkeley Center for New Media

In the last presidential election cycle, and accelerating into the first months of the new Presidency, our society has experienced as never before the unexpected, asymmetrical, and powerful effects of new, digital media on public and political life. On April 25, The Berkeley Center for New Media, in partnership with the School of Information and Graduate School of Journalism, turn to the...   More >

Digital Dissent

Panel Discussion | April 25 | 6-7:45 p.m. | 202 South Hall

 Center for New Media, Information, School of, Graduate School of Journalism

In the last presidential election cycle, and accelerating into the first months of the new Presidency, our society has experienced as never before the unexpected, asymmetrical, and powerful effects of new, digital media on public and political life. On April 25, The Berkeley Center for New Media, in partnership with the School of Information and Graduate School of Journalism, turn to the...   More >

Sustain U: Green Up Your Life

Course | January 31 – April 25, 2017 every Tuesday with exceptions | 6:30-8 p.m. | 228 Dwinelle Hall

 Sharon Chen; Mary Thomasmeyer

 Student Environmental Resource Center

This course, presented by the Student Environmental Resource Center, is meant to introduce sustainability as a multi-faceted and interdisciplinary concept embodying business, economics, public health, engineering, and ethnic studies, as well as its real practical applications in students’ lives.

Still Tomorrow

Film - Documentary | April 25 | 7-10 p.m. | 142 Dwinelle Hall

 Fan Jian, Documentary Filmmaker; Professor Linda Williams, Departments of Film Studies and Rhetoric at UC Berkeley

 Datong Society of China Studies, Center for Chinese Studies, UC Berkeley

Still Tomorrow (yaoyaohuanghuang de renjian), directed by Fan Jian. is based on the story of an unusual Chinese poet—Yu Xiuhua.

Yu Xiuhua was a peasant woman poet. She was born in a small village in Hubei Province, China in 1976, with cerebral palsy, author of a 2015 poem “Crossing Half of the Country to Sleep with You.”

Ach du liebe Zeit: A (literary) German Cabaret

Performing Arts - Theater | April 25 – 26, 2017 every day | 7-8 p.m. | B-4 Dwinelle Hall

 Students in German 102A, German Department

 Department of German

The UC Berkeley German Department's Student Cabaret presents
a poetic and humorous celebration of the German language, featuring works by Eichendorff, Gernhardt, Rilke, Morgenstern and many others.

Exhibits and Ongoing Events

Guerra Civil at 80

Exhibit - Artifacts | September 1, 2016 – July 1, 2017 every day | Bancroft Library, 2nd floor corridor between The Bancroft Library and Doe Library

 Bancroft 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 >

War Ink: California Veterans Exhibit

Exhibit - Photography | November 1, 2016 – May 1, 2017 every day | Doe Library, Brown Gallery (east wing)

 Cal Veteran Services Center

Photographs from the celebrated War Ink Project will be on display in Berkeley’s 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 >

Designs from a Distance

Exhibit - Artifacts | January 30 – May 19, 2017 every day | 210 Wurster Hall

 Environmental Design, College of

CLOSES May 19. This exhibit features design and planning projects on six continents by architects based in the San Francisco Bay Area and held by the Environmental Design Archives.

NEMESTUDIO: 18 Drawings, 7 Models

Exhibit - Multimedia | March 20 – April 25, 2017 every day | 121 Wurster Hall

 Environmental Design, College of

OPEN THROUGH APRIL 25. Exhibit runs through APR 25. The exhibition presents drawings and models produced for two recent exhibits by NEMESTUDIO, an architectural studio founded by Assistant Professor of Architecture Neyran Turan and Mete Sonmez.

Literatura de Cordel in Moffitt Library

Exhibit - Artifacts | February 16 – June 30, 2017 every day |  Moffitt Undergraduate Library


This exhibition highlights a collection of Brazilian chapbooks or Literatura
de Cordel in the Moffitt Library. These chapbooks are still produced for
mass consumption in the Northeastern Brazil. These are called literature de
cordel as they are hung from a cord in the book-stands so that the consumers
can browse them and select them according to their desires. There are
several themes that...   More >

Teachers at the Center: The Story of the National Writing Project

Exhibit - Artifacts | April 17 – September 1, 2017 every day | Bancroft Library, Rowell Cases, second floor corridor between The Bancroft Library and Doe Library

 Bancroft Library

The National Writing Project is a professional development
network for teachers of writing at all levels, from early
childhood to university. Drawing from the newly available
National Writing Project records and other Bancroft Library
collections, this exhibition explores the history of the
organization from its origins within the Graduate School of
Education at UC Berkeley to its present...   More >

New Favorites: Collecting in the Bancroft Tradition

Exhibit - Artifacts | April 21 – September 1, 2017 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Bancroft Library, Gallery

 Bancroft Library

For the first time in many years The Bancroft Library presents
an exhibition of recent additions to its major collections. The
exhibition also includes recently rediscovered masterpieces
carefully collected in years past. Gold-Rush-era memoirs
and advertisements, early editions of William Langland and
Jane Austen, “branded” books from 18th c. Mexico, and David Johnson’s photographs of the...   More >

I-Tal-Yah: An Island of Divine Dew: Italian Crossroads in Jewish Culture

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

 Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

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.

The Power of Attention: Magic and Meditation in Hebrew "shiviti" Manuscript Art

Exhibit - Artifacts | January 24 – June 23, 2017 every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. |  Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)

 Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

Created from the early-modern period and into the present, shiviti manuscripts are found in Hebrew prayer books, ritual textiles, and on the walls of synagogues and homes throughout the Jewish diaspora. Wrestling with ways to externalize the presence of God in Jewish life, these documents center upon the graphic representation of God's ineffable four-letter Hebrew name, the Tetragrammaton, and...   More >

From the Photographer’s Archive: Roman Vishniac

Exhibit - Photography | January 24 – June 20, 2017 every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. |  Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)

 Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

The work of Roman Vishniac (1897-1990), a Russian-born photographer, most notable for his documentary photographs of Jewish life in Eastern Europe in the years immediately preceding its destruction, has been celebrated in exhibitions and publications since the 1940s. Following the photographer's death, his daughter, Mara Vishniac Kohn, became the executor of Roman Vishniac’s estate. In 2007, the...   More >