<< Monday, September 10, 2018 >>

Monday, September 10, 2018

Borders, Borderlands, and Migration

Conference/Symposium | September 10 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | Faculty Club, Heyns Room

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

The Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies and the Central European University present a two-day conference - "Borders, Borderlands, and Migration."

Day 1, Panel 1, 10:15am-12:00pm
- “Rethinking the Impact of Migration, Mobility, and Exile in the Modern Middle East,” Nadia Al-Bagdadi, Professor of History, Central European University
- “The Global Migration...   More >

Nutanix Table w/ Boba Drinks

Information Session | September 10 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. | Soda Hall, In front of HP Auditorium (306 Soda Hall)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Meet with Nutanix recruiters and university relations representatives and get yourself a complementary boba drink while they last!

An objective functional biomarker of retinal ganglion cell function: Applications for probing disease mechanisms

Seminar | September 10 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 489 Minor Hall

 Suresh Viswanathan, Associate Professor & Chair of Biological and Vision Sciences, SUNY College of Optometry

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Work over the last decade and a half have identified and characterized a retinal ganglion cell nerve component in the flash electroretinogram. This talk will review the evidence for retinal ganglion cell origin of this potential, its mechanism of generation and applications towards understanding the pathophysiological mechanisms of glaucoma and mild traumatic brain injury.

Dr. Warren Fox on Higher Education in Dubai: Growth, International Campuses, and Quality Assurance

Seminar | September 10 | 12-1 p.m. | 768 Evans Hall

 Center for Studies in Higher Education

Join us for a discussion of Higher Education in Dubai lead by Dr. Warren Halsey Fox.

Mediations and Collaborations: A Conversation with Susan Meiselas

Lecture | September 10 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, Townsend Center

 Susan Meiselas

 Arts Research Center

Mediations & Collaborations: A Conversation with Susan Meiselas
Monday, September 10, 2018
Geballe Room, Townsend Center for the Humanities

Susan Meiselas, Road to Aguilares, El Salvador, 1983; © Susan Meiselas/Magnum Photos

Combinatorics Seminar: The determinant of the Varchenko Matrix for oriented matroids

Seminar | September 10 | 12-1 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Volkmar Welker, MSRI

 Department of Mathematics

We generalize the Varchenko matrix of a hyperplane arrangement to oriented matroids. We show that the celebrated determinant formula for the Varchenko matrix, first proved by Varchenko, generalizes to oriented matroids. It follows that the determinant only depends on the matroid underlying the oriented matroid and analogous formulas hold for cones in oriented matroids. We follow a proof strategy...   More >

Power and Progress on the Prairie: Governing People on Rosebud Reservation

Lecture | September 10 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 554 Barrows Hall

 Tom Biolsi, Professor, Department of Ethnic Studies

 Department of Ethnic Studies

Foucault understood government as arranging “the right disposition of things”--something quite different from our common understanding of government as a matter of the machinery of the state. This talk will focus on three moments in the history of Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota (home of the Siċanġu Lakota or Rosebud Sioux) when new forms of governmentality were put into place to...   More >

Campus Memorial

Special Event | September 10 | 12-1 p.m. | California Hall, Flagpole West of California Hall

 Public Affairs

On Monday, September 10, 2018 the campus will hold its annual memorial event to recognize the more than 51 faculty/academics, staff, students, emeriti faculty, and staff retirees who died this past year. The event will take place from 12 to 1 p.m. at the flagpole west of California Hall. The program will include brief remarks and a reading of the names of those we are remembering, followed by...   More >

Campuswide Memorial

Memorial | September 10 | 12-1 p.m. | California Hall, Flag pole West of the building

 Office of Chancellor

An annual memorial event to recognize the faculty/academics, staff, students, and emeriti faculty who passed this year. The ceremony includes brief remarks and a reading of those we are remembering, followed by music and spoken word.

Political Economy Seminar: "How do Electoral Incentives Affect Legislator Behavior?"

Seminar | September 10 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Andy Hall, Stanford

 Department of Economics

The Political Economy Seminar focuses on formal and quantitative work in the political economy field, including formal political theory.

High-throughput T cell repertoire profiling enabled systems immunology and immune engineering

Seminar | September 10 | 2-3 p.m. | 177 Stanley Hall

 Ning Jenny Jiang, University of Texas, Austin

 QB3 - California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences

Recent technological advancement have enabled high-throughput measurement of immune receptor sequence repertoire as well as characterizing of T cell phenotype and function at single cell level. However, how to evaluate T cell receptor binding affinity in a high-throughput fashion and decipher the interaction between the ligand repertoire and T cell receptor repertoire are still challenging. In...   More >

Differential Geometry Seminar: Gromov-Hausdorff limits of Kähler manifolds with Ricci curvature bounded below

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

 Gang Liu, Northwestern

 Department of Mathematics

A fundamental result of Donaldson-Sun states that noncollapsed Gromov-Hausdorff limits of polarized Kähler manifolds, with two-sided Ricci curvature bounds, are normal projective varieties. We extend their approach to the setting where only a lower bound for the Ricci curvature is assumed. More precisely, we show that noncollapsed Gromov-Hausdorff limits of polarized Kähler manifolds, with...   More >

Arithmetic Geometry and Number Theory RTG Seminar: Taylor-Wiles-Kisin patching and mod l multiplicities in Shimura curves

Seminar | September 10 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Jeff Manning, UCLA

 Department of Mathematics

In the early 1990s Ribet observed that the classical mod l multiplicity one results for modular curves, which are a consequence of the q-expansion principle, fail to generalize to Shimura curves. Specifically he found examples of Galois representations which occur with multiplicity 2 in the mod l cohomology of a Shimura curve with discriminant pq and level 1.

I will describe a new approach to...   More >

Seminar 208, Microeconomic Theory: "Fair Matching Under Constraints: Theory and Applications"

Seminar | September 10 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Fuhito Kojima, Stanford University

 Department of Economics

Co-authored with Yuichiro Kamada

National Security Agency (NSA) Career Opportunities

Information Session | September 10 | 4-6 p.m. | B-4 Dwinelle Hall

 Berkeley Language Center

Speak directly with National Security Agency (NSA) Hiring Managers to learn about the variety of career opportunities at the Agency. This session will specifically cover foreign language and intelligence analysis career paths, to include entry-level and summer internship positions, but all questions and majors are welcome!

Navigating Bureaucracy and Generating Vulnerability at an Agri-environmental Research Institute

Colloquium | September 10 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Tim McLellan, Center for Chinese Studies Postdoctoral Fellow, 2018-2019

 Rachel Stern, Professor, School of Law, UC Berkeley

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

Conducting research in China throws up numerous headaches, from acquiring official invitation letters and securing permissions for field research to navigating the anti-corruption measures that govern the use of research funding. One well-documented strategy for overcoming such challenges is to leverage informal social relationships (guanxi) with government officials to circumvent formal rules...   More >

Reproductive Freedoms and Barriers in the US: An On the Same Page panel

Panel Discussion | September 10 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room

 Kara Ayers, Professor, University of Cincinnati Department of Pediatrics; Anu Manchikanti Gomez, Professor, UCB School of Social Welfare; Melissa Murray, Professor, NYU Law

 Laurie Wilkie, Professor, UCB Department of Anthropology

 College of Letters & Science

The choice to reproduce (or not) is mediated through an increasingly complex set of social, legal and medical encouragements and barriers for different members of our society. This panel brings together a panel of scholars to discuss the legal, social and medical issues surrounding choice in reproductive decision making and ways to protect these rights broadly moving forward.

 Free and open to everyone on a first-come, first-seated basis.

Seminar 271, Development: "Can Wealth Taxation Work in Developing Countries? Quasi-Experimental Evidence from Colombia"

Seminar | September 10 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Juliana Londoño-Vélez, UC Berkeley

 Department of Economics

Design Field Notes: Katia Vega

Seminar | September 10 | 4-5 p.m. | 220 Jacobs Hall

 Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation

About Design Field Notes:
Each informal talk in this pop-up series brings a design practitioner to a Jacobs Hall teaching studio to share ideas, projects, and practices.

About this talk:
Can the skin become an interactive platform?
In order to move forward traditional cosmetics to interactive ones, Katia Vega created Beauty Technology. It extends the functionality of cosmetics by...   More >

Analysis and PDE Seminar: Quantitative additive energy estimates for regular sets and connections to discretized sum-product theorems

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

 Laura Cladek, UCLA

 Department of Mathematics

We prove new quantitative additive energy estimates for a large class of porous measures which include, for example, all Hausdorff measures of Ahlfors-David subsets of the real line of dimension strictly between 0 and 1. We are able to obtain improved quantitative results over existing additive energy bounds for Ahlfors-David sets by avoiding the use of inverse theorems in additive combinatorics...   More >

Atlantic Drift: A Discussion of Interconnections Between Contemporary Poets in the US and the UK

Panel Discussion | September 10 | 5-7 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, 315, Maude Fife

 James Byrne; Forrest Gander; Bhanu Kapil; Zoe Skoulding

 Lyn Hejinian

 Department of English

SLAM: Lecturing at a Research University

Seminar | September 10 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Pete Marsden, UC Berkeley

 QB3 - California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences

Dr. Pete Marsden earned a Ph.D. in Chemistry at UC Berkeley in 2011 as a joint student in the Ellman and Bergman laboratories. His graduate education was followed by an adjunct faculty position at the University of San Francisco where he taught organic chemistry lecture and labs. Starting in 2012, Dr. Marsden returned to UC Berkeley as a lecturer where he currently teaches first and second...   More >

How to Save Democracy: Countable CEO Bart Myers at the Berkeley Forum

Lecture | September 10 | 6 p.m. |  TBA

 Bart Myers, Countable

 The Berkeley Forum

"A Republic, if you can keep it." Benjamin Franklin said these words at the close of the Constitutional Convention and they remain just as true now as they did then.

Bart Myers, the CEO of Countable - the leading civic engagement platform, will take us through a brief history of democracy, the threats we face today and, most critically, what must be done to keep it: innovation, leadership &...   More >


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Nutanix Info-Session

Information Session | September 10 | 6-8 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)


 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

We are looking for the next group of innovative and passionate students to join our family. Interested in learning more?

Staff Engineers, Malcolm Crossley, and Igor Grobman will be leading an engaging technical discussion on the Nutanix journey and the future of our technologies. Stop by and learn more about our mission.

Roxane Gay: With One N: Presented by Berkeley Center for New Media

Lecture | September 10 | 6:30-8 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Roxane Gay

 Arts + Design, Berkeley Center for New Media

Roxane Gay is an author and cultural critic whose writing is unmatched and widely revered. Her work garners international acclaim for its reflective, no-holds-barred exploration of feminism and social criticism. With a deft eye on modern culture, she brilliantly critiques its ebb and flow with both wit and ferocity.

Words like “courage,” “humor,” and “smart” are frequently deployed when...   More >

Exhibits and Ongoing Events

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 >


Exhibit - Multimedia | August 29 – October 21, 2018 every day | 210 Wurster Hall

 Environmental Design, College of

ON VIEW: AUG 29-OCT 21. Works of He Jingtang over the past three decades and their profound reflections on place, culture, time, and future urban development. Free and open to all!

Luminous Disturbances: Paintings by Kara Maria

Exhibit - Painting | September 10 – December 14, 2018 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | Stephens Hall, Townsend Center for the Humanities

 Townsend Center for the Humanities

Kara Maria's "cheerfully apocalyptic" paintings engage with a host of political issues, including war and environmental destruction. On display at the Townsend Center for the Humanities Sept 10 - Dec 14, 2018.

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.

Immigration, Deportation and Citizenship, 1908-2018: Selected Resources from the IGS and Ethnic Studies Libraries

Exhibit - Artifacts | August 31 – December 10, 2018 every day | Moses Hall, IGS Library - 109 Moses

 Institute of Governmental Studies Library, Ethnic Studies Library

"Immigration, Deportation and Citizenship, 1908-2018: Selected Resources from the IGS and Ethnic Studies Libraries" contains items from the Ethnic Studies Library and the Institute of Governmental Studies Library addressing historical attitudes and policy around immigration, deportation, and citizens' rights, as well as monographs and ephemera relating to current events.

The Handmaid's Tale: an exhibit at Moffitt Library

Exhibit - Multimedia | September 5 – December 31, 2018 every day | Moffitt Undergraduate Library, 3rd Floor near Elevators


The new Moffitt Library exhibit explores the themes and antecedents of The Handmaid’s Tale, this year’s On the Same Page program selection. On exhibit are library materials and quotes that demonstrate that not only were we wrong to say “it can’t happen here” - it has already happened, all over the world: Berlin, Nazi Germany, Argentina, and yes, here in the US.

 UC Berkeley ID required for entrance to Moffitt Library.

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.