Monday, November 5, 2018
Special Event | November 5 | 10 a.m.-7 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Pauley Ballroom
Breakthrough Prize Symposium, November 5, 2018
The Breakthrough Prizes aim to celebrate science and scientists, promote a culture that venerates knowledge, and generate excitement about STEM careers. They are the worlds largest science awards, presented annually at a televised ceremony in Silicon Valley.
The Breakthrough Prize celebration includes a daylong symposium in the three prize... More >
Seminar | November 5 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 489 Minor Hall
Jeremy Wolfe, Professor of Ophthalmology & Radiology, Harvard Medical School
OMG, I did not see that!
The science of missing what is right in front of your eyes.
Visual Attention Lab
Department of Surgery
Brigham & Women's Hospital
We cannot simultaneously recognize every object in our field of view. As a result, we deploy attention from object to object or place to place, searching for what we need. This is true whether we are looking for the cat in the bedroom... More >
Help focus your mind and foster your creativity. Increase your resiliency and well being. Join Jeffrey Oxendine of the School of Public Health for mindfulness practice.
All experience levels welcome; weekly practice or drop in attendance also welcome. Mondays from noon to 1pm.
Must have campus I.D. (Cal 1 card) for entrance
Two Lectures on Sor Juana:: Voices In Sor Juana's Planetarium: Listening to Primero sueño and On Being Woke: Sor Juana dos veces despierta
Lecture | November 5 | 12-1:30 p.m. | The Latinx Research Center
2547 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA 94704
In these lectures, Prof. Bergamann & Assoc. Prof. Del Valle contrast the nuns writing about herself in relation to knowledge with that of Descartes in the Discourse on the Method & examine the way Sor Juana creates a powerful self... More >
Colloquium | November 5 | 12-2 p.m. | 180 Doe Library
John P. DiMoia, Seoul National University
This talk considers South Koreas relationship to Southeast Asia through the pair of Thailand and South Vietnam, looking at the new relationships formed in the aftermath of the Korean War. With diplomatic ties restored in the mid to late 1950s, the ROK began to make inquiries while pursuing infrastructure projects, often connecting with the same pool of international... More >
Ethnic Studies At 50: Alumni Speaker Series: Native American Child Removal, Indigenous Activism, and the Creation of an Archive
Lecture | November 5 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 554 Barrows Hall
Amy Lonetree, Associate Professor of History, UC Santa Cruz
The history of Indigenous child removal is a history of violence, and one that has taken different forms over time. This presentation focuses on those most affected by removal and separation through an analysis of oral histories of Native American adoptees collected in collaboration with the First Nations Repatriation Institute, a community based advocacy organization. These testimonies are... More >
Workshop | November 5 | 12-1 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall
If you need to write a grant proposal, this workshop is for you! You'll get a headstart on defining your research question, developing a lit review and project plan, presenting your qualifications, and creating a realistic budget.
The workshop is open to all UC Berkeley students (undergraduate, graduate, and visiting scholars) regardless of academic discipline. It will be especially useful for... More >
Seminar | November 5 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall
Curtis Greene, Haverford College and MSRI
We are interested in families of inequalities of the form $f(X) \geq g(X)$, where $f(X)$ and $g(X)$ are symmetric polynomials in $X = (x_1,...,x_n)$ and the inequality must hold for all nonnegative substitutions of the variables. We will focus initially on inequalities involving well known combinatorial families (elementary, monomial, Schur, etc.). Far too much is known to permit a comprehensive... More >
Structural Engineering, Mechanics, and Materials Seminar: The Role of Large-Scale Experimental Simulation in Earthquake Engineering
Seminar | November 5 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 502 Davis Hall
Masayoshi Nakashima, Kobori Research Complex, Tokyo, Japan
This seminar will explore the role of large-scale laboratory experiments in the development and verification of earthquake-resistant design technologies.
Seminar | November 5 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall
Ian Turner, UC Berkeley
The Political Economy Seminar focuses on formal and quantitative work in the political economy field, including formal political theory.
Panel Discussion | November 5 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | Haas School of Business, Spieker Forum (6th Fl), Chou Hall
Join Margo Alexander, BS 68, Chair Emeritus, Acumen and Berkeley Haas Interim Dean Laura Tyson in a fireside chat discussing Ms. Alexanders personal story, career, and leadership philosophy, specifically as it relates to the unique challenges she faced as a woman in finance. There will be time at the end for questions from the audience.
Workshop | November 5 | 1-4 p.m. | 28 University Hall
This course details the process of designing PDF (Portable Document Format) files using Adobe Acrobat. Emphasis is placed on design tools, content management, form design basics, and integration with Microsoft Office applications.
* Identify the elements of the Acrobat user interface and workspace.
* Use multiple views to navigate documents and access specific functions... More >
Panel Discussion | November 5 | 2-4 p.m. | Kroeber Hall, Gifford Room, 221
In this panel discussion, archaeological, social/cultural, medical, and linguistic anthropological perspectives intersect in exploring how humans perceive, sense, build, nourish, and heal with plants in fashioning distinctand sometimes conflictual or fatal ways of being in the world.
Seminar | November 5 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall
Seminar | November 5 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall
James Cloyne, University of California, Davis
Information Session | November 5 | 3-5 p.m. | 212 Cory Hall
Interested in taking your CS or EECS training to the next level in an industry in need of analytic innovators? The Master of Science in Health Care Analytics & Information Technology offered by the Heinz College of Carnegie Mellon will provide you with a #1 education in analytics and IT management to not only understand the complex business models of todays health care systems, but also use... More >
Seminar | November 5 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall
Xuemiao Chen, Stony Brook (visiting Berkeley)
Abstract: The celebrated Donaldson-Uhlenbeck-Yau theorem builds the correspondence between irreducible Hermitian-Yang-Mills (HYM) connections and slope stability for holomorphic vector bundles over a Kahler manifold. Singular HYM connections naturally occur when one tries to compactify the moduli space of HYM connections. For singular HYM connections, the tangent cones at any singular point are... More >
Arithmetic Geometry and Number Theory RTG Seminar: Slopes in eigenvarieties for definite unitary groups
Seminar | November 5 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall
Lynnelle Ye, Harvard
Pre-talk: the study of eigenvarieties began with Coleman and Mazur, who constructed the first eigencurve, a rigid analytic space whose points are in bijection with $p$-adic modular Hecke eigenforms. Since then various authors have constructed eigenvarieties for many other kinds of automorphic forms. We will define automorphic forms on definite unitary groups and explain Chenevier's construction... More >
Seminar 271, Development: "The Impact of Monitoring Technologies on Contracts and Employee Behavior: Experimental Evidence from Kenyas Matatu Industry"
Seminar | November 5 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall
Erin Kelley, UC Berkeley, ARE
Colloquium | November 5 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library
Li Ka-Shing Foundation Program in Modern Chinese History at Berkeley, Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)
This talk will focus on the central role that natural resources played in shaping Chinese state power and authority in China's far western province of Xinjiang. Based on my recently published book, Natural Resources and the New Frontier: Constructing Modern Chinas Borderlands, my talk will highlight the often overlooked role played by an assortment of Chinese and Soviet state agents, as well as... More >
Lecture | November 5 | 4-5 p.m. | 220 Jacobs Hall
Stephanie Chen is a design researcher based in San Francisco. Over the last decade she has helped companies and organizations, including Nokia, Pepsi Co., and Tipping Point Community, uncover meaningful insights through human-centered design research. She currently leads user research and insights for the Immersive Computing group at HP Inc.
Lecture | November 5 | 4-5 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium
Jelani Nelson, Harvard Universty
A "sketch" is a data structure supporting some pre-specified set of queries and updates to a database while consuming space substantially (often exponentially) less than the information theoretic minimum required to store everything seen, and thus can also be seen as some form of functional compression. The advantages of sketching include less memory consumption, faster algorithms, and reduced... More >
The Western and Questions of Indigeneity, Race and Violence in the American and Japanese Frontiers or, Two Unforgivens
Colloquium | November 5 | 4-6 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall
Andrew Barshay, Professor, UC Berkeley
Takashi Fujitani, Professor, University of Toronto
This presentation juxtaposes Clint Eastwoods critically acclaimed Unforgiven (1992) against Lee Sang-ils remake (Yurusarezaru mono, 2013) of the original as a method for recasting the histories of modern Japan and the U.S. as comparable and coeval settler colonial empires. The speaker will work through the insights and absences in these films to piece together a historical... More >
Colloquium | November 5 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Berkeley Way West, Room 1215 (2121 Berkeley Way, Berkeley, CA)
David Williamson Shaffer, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Department of Educational Psychology
In the age of Big Data, we have more information than ever about what students are doing and how they are thinking. However, the sheer volume of data available can overwhelm traditional qualitative and quantitative research methods, leading to research that finds significance without meaning. The science of quantitative ethnography connects the study of culture with statistical tools to... More >
Seminar | November 5 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall
Colin Guillarmou, Orsay
We discuss new results on the geometric problem of determining a Riemannian metric with negative curvature on a closed manifold from the lengths of its periodic geodesics. We obtain local rigidity results in all dimensions using combination of dynamical system results with microlocal analysis. Joint work with Thibault Lefeuvre.
Broadening Our Impacts at UC Berkeley and Beyond: An Evening with Dr. France Córdova, Director of the U.S. National Science Foundation
Lecture | November 5 | 4:30-7:30 p.m. | Lawrence Hall of Science
France Córdova, National Science Foundation
Dr. France Córdova, Director of the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), will speak about the importance of broader impacts to the work of the agency and science research overall. As the public science center for UC Berkeley, the Lawrence Hall of Science serves as a key part of the universitys robust infrastructure for education, public outreach, and broader impact activities. This event is... More >
Register by calling Kalie Sacco at 510-642-4195, or by emailing Kalie Sacco at email@example.com
Information Session | November 5 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)
Join Rizwan MK, Sr. Director of Engineering, and fellow team members for an informative talk and Q&A session about today's growing cloud security and CASB space.
Food and drinks will be provided!
SLAM: Tools to Communicate and Understand the Nature of Science: New Interactive Online Resources from the UC Museum of Paleontology
Seminar | November 5 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall
Dr. Lisa White, UC Berkeley
Eric Calderwood: Colonial al-Andalus: Spain and the Making of Modern Moroccan Culture in Conversation with Professors Emily Gottreich (History) and Nasser Meerkhan (Near Eastern Studies, Spanish and Portuguese)
Panel Discussion | November 5 | 6-7:30 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall
Eric Calderwood, Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Drawing on a rich archive of Spanish, Arabic, French, and Catalan sourcesincluding literature, historiography, journalism, political speeches, schoolbooks, tourist brochures, and visual artsCalderwood reconstructs the varied political career of convivencia and al-Andalus, showing how shared pasts become raw material for divergent contemporary ideologies, including Spanish fascism and Moroccan... More >
Lecture | November 5 | 6-7 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall
Mon, Nov 5, 6:00pm - Dorothée Imbert has carried out extensive research on landscape modernism with an emphasis on Europe and California.
Lecture | November 5 | 6:30-8 p.m. | 315 Wheeler Hall
Richard Prum, Yale University
Beauty happens. So writes eminent ornithologist and MacArthur Fellow Richard O. Prum in his bestselling The Evolution of Beauty (2017), a New York Times Ten Best Books of the Year. Prum argues that the spectacular physical and behavioral variety of avian beauty represents not just genetic fitness but also the evolution of form through the purely aesthetic choices of female birds. He argues that... More >
Workshop | November 5 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | 100 Boalt Hall, School of Law
Berkeley Journal of Criminal Law
We will be completing Bluebooking assignments together so you can work with fellow journal members and get your questions answered by the Supervising Editors
Lecture | November 5 | 6:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
In his exploration of the political culture of the 1960s, Todd Gitlin (Columbia University) questions the popular image of that era as a politically progressive one. He traces the resurgence of white supremacy, rule by a wealthy elite, and other signs of a repressive counterrevolution which, in his view, led to the current political moment.
Exhibits and Ongoing Events
Exhibit - Painting | September 10 – December 14, 2018 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | Stephens Hall, 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.
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.
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
"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.
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 Handmaids Tale, this years On the Same Page program selection. On exhibit are library materials and quotes that demonstrate that not only were we wrong to say it cant 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.
Exhibit - Multimedia | September 11 – November 16, 2018 every day | Richmond Art Center (2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, CA)
ON VIEW: SEPT 11-NOV 16 @ the Richmond Art Center. The exhibition, co-curated by Professors Michael Dear & Ronald Rael, explores representations of the US-Mexico ‘borderlands’ in contemporary art. Free & open to all!
Exhibit - Artifacts | September 17, 2018 – February 28, 2019 every day | Doe Library, Bernice Layne Brown Gallery
Art for the Asking: 60 Years of the Graphic Arts Loan Collection at the Morrison Library will be up in Doe Librarys Brown Gallery until March 1st, 2019. This exhibition celebrates 60 years of the Graphic Arts Loan Collection, and includes prints in the collection that have not been seen in 20 years, as well as prints that are now owned by the Berkeley Art Museum. There are also cases dedicated... More >
Exhibit - Painting | October 3, 2018 – May 26, 2019 every day | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Featuring works by internationally renowned contemporary Tibetan artists alongside rare historical pieces, this exhibition highlights the ways these artists explore the infinite possibilities of visual forms to reflect their transcultural, multilingual, and translocal lives. Though living and working in different geographical areasLhasa, Dharamsala, Kathmandu, New York, and the Bay Areathe... More >
Exhibit - Painting | October 17, 2018 – January 27, 2019 every day | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
The paintings of Harvey Quaytman (19372002) are distinct for their novel explorations of shape, drawing, texture, geometric pattern, and color application. While his works display a rigorous experimentation with formalism and materiality, they are simultaneously invested with rich undertones of sensuality, complexity, and humor. This new retrospective exhibition charts the trajectory of... More >
Exhibit - Painting | August 15, 2018 – March 3, 2019 every day | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
The 1960s architectural phenomenon Supergraphicsa mix of Swiss Modernism and West Coast Popwas pioneered by San Franciscobased artist, graphic and landscape designer, and writer Barbara Stauffacher Solomon. Stauffacher Solomon, a UC Berkeley alumna, is creating new Supergraphics for BAMPFAs Art Wall. Land(e)scape 2018 is the fifth in a series of temporary, site-specific works commissioned for... More >
Exhibit - Painting | September 19 – December 16, 2018 every day | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Since 1872, the University of California, Berkeley has been collecting works by European artists, building a collection that includes many rare and exceptional works distinguished by artistic innovation, emotional and psychological depth, and technical virtuosity. Consisting mostly of gifts from professors, alumni, and other supporters, the collection continues to evolve, representing artistic... More >
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
This exhibition celebrates the University of Californias 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.