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Monday, August 27, 2018

Getting Your Bearings Library Tour

Tour/Open House | August 22 – 28, 2018 every day with exceptions | 10-11 a.m. | Doe Library, Tour starts at the north entrance


Join other students and get your bearings with a 3-in-one tour of the Doe Memorial Library, Moffitt Undergraduate Library, and the Main Stacks. See these central libraries and learn about the student services they provide.

Airbnb Tabling in 3rd Floor, Soda Hall

Miscellaneous | August 27 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. | Soda Hall, In front of HP Auditorium (306 Soda Hall)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Stop by and get to know our team of engineers and hear what they love about Airbnb! We'll also tell you more about our Software Engineering New Grad and Internship opportunities.

Bring a resume to receive our awesome prizes and swag. We hope to see you there :)

How to Email a Professor to Get a Positive Response: Workshop

Workshop | August 27 | 12-1 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Leah Carroll, Haas Scholars Program Manager/Advisor, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Do you need to email a professor you've never met before to ask for their help, but you don't know where to start? Have you ever written a long email to a professor, only to receive no response, or not the one you hoped? If so, this workshop is for you! We will discuss how to present yourself professionally over email to faculty and other professionals ...   More >

International Student Resume Week

Workshop | August 27 – 28, 2018 every day | 12-1 p.m. | Career Center (2440 Bancroft Way), Gold Room

 Career Center

The Fall recruiting is on campus now and many career fairs, including the Cal career fair, are coming! For those of you who are still worried about your resumes, we are here to help! Come and join this lab-based resume session tailored for int'l students. We will focus on the following topics:

1. Understand what employers are looking for on a resume,
2. What resume format can help employers...   More >

Getting Your Bearings Library Tour

Tour/Open House | August 21 – 28, 2018 every day with exceptions | 2-3 p.m. | Doe Library, Tour starts at the north entrance


Join other students and get your bearings with a 3-in-one tour of the Doe Memorial Library, Moffitt Undergraduate Library, and the Main Stacks. See these central libraries and learn about the student services they provide.

Arithmetic Geometry and Number Theory RTG Seminar: Vanishing theorems for completed cohomology

Seminar | August 27 | 3-5 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 David Hansen, University of Notre Dame

 Department of Mathematics

Pre-talk: Completed cohomology, as defined by Calegari and Emerton, is a natural candidate for general spaces of p-adic automorphic forms. I'll give a motivated introduction to completed cohomology and the p-adic Langlands program in the setting of modular curves.

Main talk: I'll discuss some new vanishing theorems for completed cohomology, building on previous work of Scholze and Shen. The...   More >

Differential Geometry Seminar: Classification of gravitational instantons

Seminar | August 27 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Gao Chen, Institute for Advanced Study

 Department of Mathematics

A gravitational instanton is a noncompact complete hyperkähler 4-manifold with faster than quadratic curvature decay. In this talk, I will discuss the classification of gravitational instantons. This is a joint work with Xiuxiong Chen.

“Cellular Barriers to Active Human Telomerase Assembly and Action at Telomeres”

Seminar | August 27 | 4-5 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Kathy Collins, University of California, Berkeley

 College of Chemistry

Seminar 208, Microeconomic Theory: "Integrating School Districts: Balance, Diversity, and Welfare"

Seminar | August 27 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 M. Bumin Yenmez, Boston College

 Department of Economics

Co-authored with Isa Hafalir and Fuhito Kojima

Analysis/PDE Seminar: Balanced geometric Weyl quantization with applications to QFT on curved spacetimes

Seminar | August 27 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Jan Dereziński, University of Warsaw

 Department of Mathematics

First I will describe a new pseudodifferential calculus for (pseudo-)Riemannian spaces, which in our opinion (my, D.Siemssen's and A.Latosiński's) is the most appropriate way to study operators on such a manifold. I will briefly describe its applications to computations of the asymptotics the heat kernel and Green's operator on Riemannian manifolds. Then I will discuss analogous applications to...   More >

Global Urban Humanities Open House

Tour/Open House | August 27 | 5-7 p.m. | Wurster Hall, Wurster Gallery (1st floor)

 Global Urban Humanities

The interdisciplinary Global Urban Humanities Initiative (GUH) studies global cities by bringing together scholars, artists and designers from the arts and humanities, architecture, landscape architecture, and city planning.

Come celebrate the start of the sixth year of our activities. Learn about an exciting interdisciplinary research studio on Lagos, Nigeria, an undergraduate studio on...   More >

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Arista Info-Session

Information Session | August 27 | 6-8 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

We're hosting an info session / Q&A panel, featuring multiple Arista engineers who graduated from Cal. We’ll each talk about what we work on at Arista, then transition into Q&A. Feel free to ask us about the technologies we work with, life and culture at Arista, or anything else you can think of.

About Us:
Arista Networks delivers software-defined networking for large datacenter and...   More >

Exhibits and Ongoing Events

“We’re Here, We’re Queer, We’re in the Public Record!”: The LGBTQ Movement and Life as Seen Through Government Information

Exhibit - Artifacts | March 15 – August 31, 2018 every day | Doe Library, Brown Gallery


This exhibit showcases selected documents pertaining to LGBTQ history and highlights aspects of LGBTQ life that have been impacted by actions of federal, state, and local governments.

Sustaining Grandeur: The First 100 Years of Save the Redwoods League

Exhibit - Artifacts | April 20 – September 14, 2018 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | Bancroft Library, Bancroft Gallery

 Bancroft Library

(Gallery is just inside east entrance to Doe) MARKING THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY of the founding of Save the Redwoods League, Sustaining Grandeur is a collaborative exhibition between The Bancroft Library and the League. The exhibition explores the organization’s first century protecting California’s redwood forests and the surrounding lands that sustain them, and looks forward to the League’s...   More >

Fiat Yuks: Cal Student Humor, Then and Now

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

 Bancroft Library

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.

Art Wall: Barbara Stauffacher Solomon

Exhibit - Painting | August 15, 2018 – March 3, 2019 every day |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

The 1960s architectural phenomenon Supergraphics—a mix of Swiss Modernism and West Coast Pop—was pioneered by San Francisco–based artist, graphic and landscape designer, and writer Barbara Stauffacher Solomon. Stauffacher Solomon, a UC Berkeley alumna, is creating new Supergraphics for BAMPFA’s Art Wall. Land(e)scape 2018 is the fifth in a series of temporary, site-specific works commissioned for...   More >

Bearing Light: Berkeley at 150

Exhibit - Artifacts | April 16, 2018 – February 28, 2019 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. | Bancroft Library, 2nd Floor Corridor

 Bancroft Library

This exhibition celebrates the University of California’s sesquicentennial anniversary with photographs, correspondence, publications, and other documentation drawn from the University Archives and The Bancroft Library collections. It features an array of golden bears, including Oski, and explores the illustrious history of UC Berkeley.