Friday, January 26, 2018
Sport - Intercollegiate - Basketball | January 26 | Haas Pavilion
Cal Women's Basketball hosts Arizona State in conference action at Haas Pavilion.
Deadline | January 26 | 102 Sproul Hall
SERC Membership was piloted in Fall 2016, with the goal of providing individual students the opportunity to help build a collaborative, inclusive student community around sustainability. We aim to preserve institutional memory around environmental projects, build a more cohesive community, and get new students plugged in to existing events. Members will receive various membership benefits,... More >
Seminar | January 26 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | Hildebrand Hall, Library Room 100F
Prof. Han Sen Soo, Nanyang Technological University
Colloquium | January 26 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall
Thomas Langlois, UC Berkeley
Information Session | January 26 | 12-4:45 p.m. | 240 Bechtel Engineering Center
For students considering participation in a Summer Abroad program this summer, we will be hosting an afternoon of informational sessions for all 15 of the Summer Abroad programs to be offered in summer 2018!
The event will be broken down into five, 45 minute sessions as follows:
12:00 - 12:45 pm
Barcelona, Spain - International Migration
Bosnia, Croatia & Serbia - Balkan Bridges:... More >
Workshop | January 26 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 2101 Bioscience & Natural Resources Library
Susan Koskinen, Biosciences & Natural Resources Library; Elliott Smith, Biosciences & Natural Resources Library; Becky Miller, Biosciences & Natural Resources Library
Drop-in for an orientation to web resources and a tour of the Bioscience & Natural Resources Library.
Information Session | January 26 | 12-1 p.m. | 214 Shires Hall
2451 Ridge Rd., Berkeley, CA 94709
Current Fung Fellows and Staff, Fung Fellowship
Come learn more about the Fung Fellowship for Wellness and Technology Innovations at our Info Session -- talk directly to current Fellows and Staff to get your questions answered and gain new insights into this exciting opportunity!
Lecture | January 26 | 1-3 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium
Richard Reeves, Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution
We know about the one percent. The ultra-rich. The billionnaire class. But author Richard Reeves writes its the upper middle class that matters most. Those top twenty percent of earners are becoming more effective at passing wealth to their children, and through zoning laws, schooling, occupational licensing, college application procedures, and the allocation of internships more effective at... More >
Workshop | January 26 | 1-2 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall
Leah Carroll, Haas Scholars Program Manager/Advisor, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships
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 >
Colloquium | January 26 | 1-3 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium
Richard Reeves, Brookings Institute
We know about the ultra-rich. The billionnaire class. But author
Richard Reeves writes its the upper middle class that matters most.
The top twenty percent of earners are getting better and better at
passing wealth on to their children. Through zoning laws, career
networking, college admissions, and more, they hoard the American
dream for themselves - at the expense of everyone else.... More >
Conference/Symposium | January 26 | 1-5 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall
At this inaugural symposium, history graduate students will deliver 15-20 minute presentations on aspects of their current research, spanning several geographical and chronological fields. A brief Q&A session will follow each presentation.
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 email@example.com... More >
Information Session | January 26 | 2-3 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall
Istifaa Ahmed (Humanities/Social Science), UROC
Join us for our Underrepresented Researchers of Color (UROC) meet and greet mixer! We strive to build a community of researchers of color and will introduce our services and resources offered including personal mentorship, mixers/panels, research methodology and decolonizing research workshops.
Seminar | January 26 | 2-3 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall
Prof. Ali Javey, UC Berkeley / LBNL, EECS
Two-dimensional (2-D) semiconductors exhibit excellent device characteristics, as well as novel optical, electrical, and optoelectronic characteristics. In this talk, I will present my laboratory's recent advancements in defect passivation, contact engineering, surface charge transfer doping, ultrashort transistors, and heterostructure devices of layered chalcogenides.
We have developed a... More >
Seminar | January 26 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall
Fraydoun Rezakhanlou, UC Berkeley
Colloquium | January 26 | 3 p.m. | 250 Morrison Hall
After studying piano and composition at the Ecole Normale de Musique in Paris, Raphael Cendo studied composition at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Paris (2000-2003), from which he graduated in composition, analysis and orchestration. He then joined the composing and computer music class of IRCAM (2003-2006). During his training, he was taught by Allain Gaussin, Brian Ferneyhough, Fausto... More >
STEM Summer Research Opportunities Workshop for Underrepresented Students (Hosted by UROC: Underrepresented Researchers of Color)
Workshop | January 26 | 3-4 p.m. | 14 Durant Hall
Ifechukwu Okeke, UROC
This workshop will be an overview of STEM summer research programs, aims and benefits of participating in a summer research program, and how to apply to them. We will also discuss how to craft a personal statement, a research statement of purpose and request for letters of recommendation, using successful application sample materials.
Snacks will be provided.
Workshop | January 26 | 3-4 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall
With the Syrian conflict entering its seventh year, Syrians and international actors are beginning to embark upon the immense task of rebuilding portions of the country. Will states opposing the Assad regime partake in rebuilding civilian infrastructure? Will funding for reconstruction be conditioned on political reform? What role will multilateral organizations play in this process?
Information Session | January 26 | 3-4 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall
Sean Burns, Director, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships
OURS Staff will discuss eligibility criteria for SURF programs, benefits of the fellowship and tips for a successful application
Seminar | January 26 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 107 South Hall
Wayne de Fremery, Sogang University, Korea
Wayne de Fremery develops new technologies for investigating Korean literature and documentary traditions
Commute Time Quality: Exploring the role of mode and other factors using the UC Davis Campus Travel Survey
Lecture | January 26 | 4 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building
Susan Handy, UC Davis
Abstract: Workers worldwide spend a significant share of their time each week getting to and from work. With a finite number of hours in a day, workers are clearly affected by their amount of commute time, but their well-being is also likely to depend on their quality of commute time. Building on recent work on subjective well-being in the transportation field, we use data from an annual survey... More >
Seminar | January 26 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall
The enzyme nitrogenase reduces atmospheric N2 using an unusual iron-sulfur cluster, the FeMoco, which has an unprecedented carbide-centered structure. In an effort to understand the fundamental behavior of iron sites like these that are coordinated by sulfur and carbon, we have synthesized coordination compounds with these biologically relevant donors and studied their structures, spectroscopy,... More >
Applied Math Seminar: Energy driven pattern formation in thin fluid layers: The good, the bad and the beautiful
Seminar | January 26 | 4-5 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall
Andrew Bernoff, Harvey Mudd College
(Note special date and location) A wide variety of physical and biological systems can be described as continuum limits of interacting particles. Many of these problems are gradient flows and their dynamics are governed by a monotonically decreasing interaction energy that is often non-local in nature. We show how to exploit these energies numerically, analytically, and asymptotically to... More >
Film - Documentary | January 26 | 4 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
The most powerful woman in the British Empire in her day, Gertrude Bell shaped the modern Middle East after World War I, and helped draw the borders of Iraq. With unique access to documents from the Iraq National Library and Archive and Bells personal writings, Letters from Baghdad tells the story of Bell and Iraq entirely in the words of the players of the time, excerpted verbatim from intimate... More >
Seminar | January 26 | 4 p.m. | 4193 Etcheverry Hall
Hoda Bidkhori, UC Berkeley IEOR
Abstract: Process flexibility has been widely applied in many industries as a competitive strategy to improve responsiveness to demand uncertainty. The first part of the talk addresses the problem of managing process flexibility in a fairly general manufacturing system. In our model, each plant might have a different cost for adding flexibility or extra capacity. We model this problem as an... More >
Information Session | January 26 | 4-5 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall
Leah Carroll, Haas Scholars
Learn about how to apply to this research program for your last year!
The Haas Scholars Program supports twenty undergraduates with financial need with their interest for conducting research during their final year at UC-Berkeley. Applicants are evaluated primarily on the merit and originality of their proposal for an independent research or creative project that will serve as the basis for a... More >
Music Studies Colloquium Inna Naroditskaya (Northwestern U): Is Argentine Tango Russian, and how Jewish is Russian Tango?
Colloquium | January 26 | 4:30 p.m. | 128 Morrison Hall
Inna Naroditskaya is a specialist in Azerbaijanian and Eastern music cultures, Russian music, gender studies, and diasporas. She has published articles and reviews in Ethnomusicology and Asian Music as well as essays and articles in Azerbaijanian and Russian publications. She has authored two books: Song from the Land of Fire: Azerbaijanian Mugam in the Soviet and Post-Soviet Periods (Routledge,... More >
Lecture | January 26 | 5-7 p.m. | 7205 Dwinelle Hall
Voula Tsouna, UCSB
Information Session | January 26 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)
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Climate Activism, Reproductive Justice, and Anticipation: Navigating the Intersections: Dr. Jade Sasser
Seminar | January 26 | 6-7:30 p.m. | 132 Mulford Hall
Dr. Jade Sasser, UC Riverside
Dr. Jade Sasser, Assistant Professor of Gender and Sexuality Studies, UC Riverside will deliver keynote lecture, "Climate Activism, Reproductive Justice, and Anticipation: Navigating the Intersections"
Film - Feature | January 26 | 7 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
The Cuban cinema reached full maturity with this classic study of a bourgeois writer who stays in Cuba after the revolution, despite his alienation from the new society and the loss of all his friends to Miami. Based on novelist/screenwriter Edmundo Desnoess autobiographical Inconsolable Memories, Memories of Underdevelopment became the first feature-length film from postrevolutionary Cuba to be... More >
Exhibits and Ongoing Events
Exhibit - Painting | October 6, 2017 – January 28, 2018 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Discover the singular vision of a Berkeley-born artist whose paintings explore both exterior and interior landscapes.
Exhibit - Painting | October 25, 2017 – January 28, 2018 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Chen Hongshou is a major figure in Chinese art of the late Ming and early Qing dynasties. This exhibition explores his visually compelling work and his response to the turmoil of his times.
Exhibit - Multimedia | October 25, 2017 – February 25, 2018 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
De Jesus's memorial portraits honor artists, writers, and diverse cultural figures, testifying to the fact that each life is valuable and worthy of recognition.
Exhibit - Multimedia | October 25, 2017 – April 22, 2018 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
This presentation showcases exquisite examples of Buddhist art from the Himalayan region.
Exhibit - Painting | November 22, 2017 – July 15, 2018 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Moletsanes vibrant, large-scale portraits for the Art Wall draw on both traditional African visual culture and Afrofuturism.
Exhibit - Artifacts | October 16, 2017 – June 3, 2018 every day | Bancroft Library, Rowell Cases, 2nd floor corridor between The Bancroft Library and Doe Library
Let there be laughter! This exhibition features Cal students
cartoons, jokes, and satire throughout the years selected
from their humor magazines and other publications.
Exhibit - Multimedia | January 22 – May 15, 2018 every day | 210 Wurster Hall
See the homes of the STARS!! Or more precisely, designs for the homes and gardens of film stars, directors, screen writers, and designers curated by head archivist at the Environmental Design Archives, Waverly Lowell.
Exhibit - Multimedia | January 17 – May 6, 2018 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Way Bay is a sweeping exploration of the creative energies that have emerged from the San Francisco Bay Area over the past two hundred years. The exhibition features nearly two hundred works of art, film, performance, poetry, and archival materials by Bay Area artists and others whose work engages with the regions geographic, social, and cultural landscape.
The exhibition takes a nonlinear... More >
Exhibit - Photography | January 3 – February 1, 2018 every day | Faculty Club
Horizontals: Rusted." Sally Macks new abstract photos are the result of her year-long exploration of industrial rust at Mare Island shipyard near Vallejo CA. Initially intrigued by the scale of rusted materials, the details fascinated her. Horizontal bands of color changed with the light; vivid colors brought out in bright sunlight. Please stop by The Faculty Club to view the photos, they may... More >
Exhibit - Multimedia | January 17 – February 2, 2018 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 108 Wurster Hall
ON VIEW: JAN 17-FEB 2, MON-FRI 12-7pm. This exhibition investigates a period when Americans took to the road in record numbers, creating a culture of tourism and commerce and transforming space and time in unprecedented ways. Open to the public!
Exhibit - Artifacts | January 23 – June 29, 2018 every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)
Since its inception in 1962, the former Judah L. Magnes Museum distinguished itself by directing its collecting efforts outside the focus on European Jewish culture and history that was prevalent among American Jewish museums at the time. During the 1970s and 1980s, its founders, Seymour and Rebecca Fromer, actively corralled an informal team of activist collectors and supporters. Together, they... More >
The Worlds of Arthur Szyk | The Taube Family Arthur Szyk Collection: Auditorium installation of enlarged reproductions of select collection items
Exhibit - Multimedia | January 23 – June 29, 2018 every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)
Acquired by The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life in 2017 thanks to an unprecedented gift from Taube Philanthropies, the most significant collection of works by Arthur Szyk (Łódź, Poland, 1894 New Canaan, Connecticut, 1951) is now available to the world in a public institution for the first time as the Taube Family Arthur Szyk Collection.
Born into a middle-class Polish... More >
Exhibit - Artifacts | October 13, 2017 – May 30, 2019 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | Bancroft Library, Rowell Cases, near Heyns Reading Room, 2nd floor corridor between The Bancroft Library and Doe
Let there be laughter! This exhibition features Cal students cartoons, jokes, and satire from throughout the years, selected from their humor magazines and other publications.
Exhibit - Artifacts | October 13, 2017 – February 28, 2018 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Bancroft Library, The Bancroft Library Gallery
¡Viva la Fiesta! explores the cycle of traditional religious and
patriotic celebrations that have for centuries marked the
Mexican calendar. The exhibition draws on unique historical
representations of the fiestas and examines their relationship
to communal identities, national politics, religious practices,
and indigenous customs. These original materials, which are
preserved in the... More >
Exhibit - Multimedia | October 6, 2017 – January 28, 2018 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-7 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
This exhibition crosses cultures and centuries to bring together works that activate the expressive and aesthetic potential of letters and words.
High Holy Days at the Luna Park: Show-card Posters from the Firschein Press (Brooklyn, NY, 1920-1974)
Exhibit - Artifacts | January 23 – June 29, 2018 every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)
This exhibition presents a selection from the over one hundred show-card posters printed by the Firschein Press, a small business operated by East European Jewish immigrants, that served local Jewish and non-Jewish communities in Brooklyn for the better half of the 20th century. Oscar Firschein brought the posters to California once the Press ceased its activities. He and his wife, Theda,... More >
Exhibit - Artifacts | January 23 – June 29, 2018 every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)
A selection from the over fifty manuscripts collected by The Magnes in Cairo, Egypt, during an expedition led by the museums founder, Seymour Fromer, in 1971. At the time, the aim of The Magnes was to salvage unique documents during a period of great turmoil in the Middle East.
The manuscripts are accompanied by a variety of ritual objects, original ketubbot (marriage contracts), and by... More >
Exhibit - Artifacts | January 26 | 4-6 p.m. | Wurster Hall, 210 - Environmental Design Library Atrium
Artists books defy conventional reading and involve the viewer through sight, touch and physical manipulation. Ed Ruschas Twentysix Gasoline Stations was seminal in bringing the concept of artists books into common consciousness. The Environmental Design Library will have several Ruscha books on hand and a number of other derivative and related works for you to touch, turn pages, and... More >