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Monday, May 15, 2017

School of Public Health Undergraduate Senior Honors Symposium: Class of 2017 Undergraduate Public Health Major

Conference/Symposium | May 15 | 8:30-11:30 a.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Public Health, School of

Please join the Class of 2017 Public Health major students in the senior honors symposium on Monday, May 15, 2017. The honors cohort will present their theses in brief 5-minute lightning talks, followed by the cording ceremony. This event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served during the break.

Certificate Program in Business Administration Online Information Session

Information Session | May 15 | 12-1 p.m. |  Online

 Anna Lee, M.B.A.

 UC Berkeley Extension

Find out how this business administration certificate employs materials and techniques that combine fundamental concepts, modern principles and best practices, providing an understanding of business and knowledge and skills that you can use immediately.

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Behavioural Signatures of Ganglion Cell Dysfunction in Glaucoma

Seminar | May 15 | 12-1:30 p.m. |  100 Minor Addition

 ​Andrew John Anderson, University of Melbourne

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

​It is well established that retinal ganglion cells die in glaucoma. What is less clear is whether glaucoma induces a protracted period of dysfunction prior to cell death. This talk will review the strengths and limitations of some of the behavioural evidence that has been used to argue for the presence of dysfunctional retinal ganglion cells in glaucoma. Establishing that such dysfunction...   More >

School of Public Health Commencement 2017

Special Event | May 15 | 2-4:30 p.m. |  Hearst Greek Theatre

 Paul Farmer, MD Phd, Medical Anthropologist, physician, Co-founder and Chief Strategist, Partners In Health (PIH)

 Public Health, School of

School of Public Health Commencement Ceremony featuring Commencement Speaker Dr. Paul Farmer. Medical anthropologist and physician Paul Farmer has dedicated his life to improving health care for the world's poorest people.

 Tickets required.

Bay Area Microlocal Analysis Seminar: Resonances for obstacles in hyperbolic space

Seminar | May 15 | 2:15-3:15 p.m. | Stanford University, Room 384H

 Peter Hintz, UC Berkeley and Miller Institute

 Department of Mathematics

We consider scattering by star-shaped obstacles in hyperbolic space and show that resonances satisfy a universal bound $\mathrm {Im}\lambda \leq -1/2$; in odd dimensions and for small obstacles with diameter ρ, we improve this to $\mathrm {Im}\lambda < -C/\rho $ for a universal constant $C$. Our proofs largely rely on the classical vector field approach of Morawetz. We also explain how to relate...   More >

Dissertation Talk: Designing Performant Systems for Human-Powered Data Analysis

Presentation | May 15 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 465H Soda Hall

 Daniel Haas, UC Berkeley

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

In spite of the dramatic recent progress in automated techniques for computer vision and natural language understanding, human effort, often in the form of crowd workers recruited on marketplaces such as Amazon’s Mechanical Turk, remains a necessary part of data analysis workflows. However, embedding manual steps in automated workflows comes with a performance cost, since humans seldom process...   More >

Modeling of Natural Stimulus Representation in the Human Brain Using Canonical Correlation Analysis

Seminar | May 15 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center

 Natalia Bilenko, Gallant lab

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Bay Area Microlocal Analysis Seminar: X-ray transforms and tensor tomography on surfaces

Seminar | May 15 | 4-5 p.m. | Stanford University, Room 384H

 Francois Monard, UC Santa Cruz

 Department of Mathematics

On $(M,g)$ a non-trapping Riemannian surface with boundary, the tensor tomography problem consists of inferring (i) what is reconstructible of a symmetric tensor field from knowledge of its integrals along geodesics through that surface, and (ii) how to reconstruct it. In the Euclidean case and zero-th order tensors (i.e., functions), this is the well-known X-Ray (or Radon) transform and it...   More >

GWS Commencement

Special Event | May 15 | 4 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Pauley Ballroom

 Jewelle Gomez

 Department of Gender and Women's Studies

Join us at 4pm on Monday, May 15th for the Commencement Ceremony for the Department of Gender & Women's Studies. Our Commencement Speaker is Jewelle Gomez.

Jewelle Gomez is a writer and activist and the author of the double Lambda Award-winning novel, THE GILDA STORIES from Firebrand Books. Her adaptation of the book for the stage "BONES & ASH: A GILDA STORY," was performed by the Urban Bush...   More >

Baseball vs. Stanford

Sport - Intercollegiate - Baseball/Softball | May 15 | 6:05 p.m. |  Evans Field

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Baseball hosts Stanford in conference action at Evans Diamond.

Entrepreneurial Toastmasters Club Meeting

Meeting | June 6, 2016 – August 14, 2017 every Monday | 6:20-7:20 p.m. | 373 Soda Hall

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Toastmasters International is a non-profit educational organization that develops communication and leadership skills through public speaking.

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 >

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.

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 >

A Country Called Syria

Exhibit - Multimedia | May 12 – August 31, 2017 every day | Doe Library, Bernice Layne Brown Gallery


Journey through A Country Called Syria, a traveling collection that brings to life the history and heritage of Syrian culture. This unique exhibition allows its viewers to explore Syria from its ancient beginnings to the present civil war.

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 >