Thursday, November 8, 2018
Lecture | November 8 | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Raymond Telles thirty-five year career in film and television includes the production of numerous documentaries and segments for PBS, ABC, NBC, National Geographic, Discovery and Univision. Among the documentaries Telles has produced and directed are: The Storm that Swept Mexico; The Fight in the Fields: Cesar Chavez and the Farmworkers; Struggle, Children of the Night (Frontline); The Peril and... More >
Applied Math Seminar: Convex optimization for multimarginal optimal transport problem with Coulomb cost
Seminar | November 8 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 732 Evans Hall
Yuehaw Khoo, Stanford University
We introduce methods from convex optimization to solve the multimarginal transport problem arise in the context of strictly correlated electron density functional theory. Convex relaxations are used to provide outer approximation to the set of $N$-representable 2-marginals and 3-marginals, which in turn provide lower bounds to the energy. We further propose rounding schemes based on tensor... More >
Seminar | November 8 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 220 Geballe Room
Ted Underwood, Professor in the School of Information Sciences and the English Department, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Professor of English and Information Science Ted Underwood will lead a discussion on the findings of his distant reading study on gender and fiction.
Lecture | November 8 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 2 LeConte Hall
Renowned Cuban painter and performance artist Alexis Esquivel discusses his work in the genre of history painting, at the intersection of arts, politics, and race. In Spanish with simultaneous translation available. Sponsored by the Department of History and CLAS
Seminar | November 8 | 12-1 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building
André Schleife, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
High-performance computing enables quantum-mechanical studies of material properties with unprecedented accuracy: In particular, many-body perturbation theory is capable of predicting electronic and optical properties in excellent agreement with experiment. Dynamics of excited electrons that interact with fast-moving ions can be investigated accurately and efficiently using real-time... More >
Seminar | November 8 | 12-1:30 p.m. | C330 Haas School of Business
Nancy Qian, Kellogg
The Oliver E. Williamson Seminar on Institutional Analysis, named after our esteemed colleague who founded the seminar, features current research by faculty, from UCB and elsewhere, and by advanced doctoral students. The research investigates governance, and its links with economic and political forces. Markets, hierarchies, hybrids, and the supporting institutions of law and politics all come... More >
Information Session | November 8 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | Haas School of Business, N340/344 Chou Hall
Innovating meaningful solutions to the worlds most challenging problems using technology? This year the Global Social Venture Competition (GSVC) is celebrating 20 years of impact and kicking off our application season by inviting you to an info session! Applications are due December 3, so join us to learn more about the eligibility guidelines, venture requirements, and helpful tips to strengthen... More >
Seminar | November 8 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building
Didem Sarikaya, University of California, Davis
Meeting | November 8, 2018 – May 9, 2019 the second Thursday of the month every other month | 1-2 p.m. | 212 Cory Hall
AppNet is a platform-agnostic community of practice for application programmers at UC Berkeley.
For the 2018-19 academic year, AppNet is holding informal meetings to just "talk shop", without scheduled speakers or agenda.
These meetings are held bimonthly on the second Thursday of every other month, from 1 to 2 pm, in 212 Cory Hall. Come join us!
Course | November 8 | 1:30-3:30 p.m. | 177 Stanley Hall
This training is required for anyone who is listed on a Biological Use Authorization (BUA) application form that is reviewed by the Committee for Laboratory and Environmental Biosafety (CLEB). A BUA is required for anyone working with recombinant DNA molecules, human clinical specimens or agents that may infect humans, plants or animals. This safety training will discuss the biosafety risk... More >
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 firstname.lastname@example.org... More >
Workshop | November 8 | 2-3 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall
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 >
Seminar 251, Labor Seminar: "Monitoring Discrimination with Experimental Audits: An Empirical Bayes Approach"
Seminar | November 8 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall
Seminar | November 8 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 540AB Cory Hall
Igor Mordatch, Senior Research Scientist, Open AI
In this talk, I will discuss how principles of optimal control, learning, and model-based reasoning can be used to generate and explain a broad range of human movement behaviors, from locomotion to dexterous manipulation, applicable both in simulation and on physical robot platforms.
Colloquium | November 8 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 2538 Channing (Inst. for the Study of Societal Issues), Wildavsky Conference Room
Laura Stoker Ph.D., Associate Professor of Political Science, UC Berkeley
Our research brings together insights from three disparate literatureson equivalence framing, scope sensitivity, and party cue-takingto study public opinion on policies designed to ameliorate problems facing the nation, including the opioid crisis, gun violence, identity theft, failing infrastructure, domestic violence, pollution, teenage bullying, and access to health care.
Lecture | November 8 | 4-5 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall
Peter Fatelnig, Minister-Counsellor for digital economy policies at the Delegation of the European Union to the United States
Over the last three years the European Union has embarked on an unprecedented number of initiatives to modernize the old continents' digital rulebook. Dubbed the "Digital Single Market Policy" it includes a massive package of legislative and non-legislative measures. The conversation will start with major legislation such as the GDPR, the new copyright rules or net neutrality, but also include... More >
Lecture | November 8 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 2334 Bowditch (Center for Latin American Studies)
Nathaniel Wolfson, UC Berkeley
In this talk, Wolfson focuses on the experiences of Brazilian students at the Ulm School of Design in the 1960s and the corresponding transnational debates concerning form and semantics in literature and design.
Lecture | November 8 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 7205 Dwinelle Hall
Sarah Bond, University of Iowa
This paper is part of a larger lecture series entitled "Digital Humanities and the Ancient World." The events are co-sponsored by the AHMA Colloquium and the Townsend Center for the Humanities.
Lecture | November 8 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 270 Stephens Hall
We often hear that rock and roll helped bring down communist regimes, but they themselves believed that it could help their cause. For much of the Cold War, communist states taught rock in schools, organized popular music festivals, and held singing competitions on TV. However, things did not always go as planned. This talk considers what rock looked like on the other side of the Iron Curtain,... More >
Panel Discussion | November 8 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Hearst Museum of Anthropology
Jenni(f)er Tamayo, Director and TDPS Graduate Student, UC Berkeley's Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies; Beth Piatote, Playwright and Associate Professor, Native American Studies, UC Berkeley's Department of Ethnic Studies; Mark Griffith, Professor of Classics and Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies, UC Berkeley's Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies; Catherine Cole, Divisional Dean of Arts, University of Washington, School of Drama, University of Washington
This panel offers diverse perspectives on the intellectual, practical, and political aspects of making the play, 'Antíkoni', presented in staged readings at the Hearst Museum of Anthropology on November 6-7, 2018. The panelists will discuss the plays engagement with the Sophocles tragedy 'Antigone', the contemporary conflicts over human remains, and the plays inaugural reading in the Hearst Museum.
Mathematics Department Colloquium: Some applications of analytic techniques to geometric and dynamical system problems
Colloquium | November 8 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall
Colin Guillarmou, Orsay
We review new results based on harmonic and microlocal analysis in order to obtain positive answers to certain geometric inverse problems and questions about dynamical systems going back to Smale and Fried.
Seminar 242, Econometrics: "Concentration Based Inference for High Dimensional (Generalized) Regression Models: New Phenomena in Hypothesis Testing"
Seminar | November 8 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall
Ying Zhu, Purdue
Information Session | November 8 | 4:30-5:30 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 >
Information Session | November 8 | 4:30-6 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall
Learn how you can study abroad in France, home to some of historys greatest artists, writers and scholars.
Explore all of our programs in France here: http://studyabroad.berkeley.edu/explore/programs?country=96
Social Event | November 8 | 5-7 p.m. | Anthony Hall
Join the Graduate Women of Engineering (GWE) for some fall crafting fun! We will supply everything you need to make your own terrarium!
Information Session | November 8 | 5-7 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building
Come learn about Bayer! A huge employer of Berkeley alumni, Bayer is one of the worlds largest and oldest pharmaceutical companies.
Food provided and resumes accepted!
Hiring summer interns!
Seminar | November 8 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 220 Geballe Room
Ted Underwood, Professor in the School of Information Sciences and the English Department, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Ted Underwood will discuss his work with predictive models of genre literature to explore how implicit assumptions about genre consolidate or change across time.
Social Event | November 8 | 5:30-7 p.m. | 214B Wurster Hall
College of Environmental Design Students of Color
CEDSOC will be hosting another get together this Thursday, 11/8 at 5:30 pm in Wurster 214B to de-stress and hang out. We'll have tea, snacks, coloring books, and puzzles.
Workshop | November 8 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall
Learn about the different research opportunities on campus and how to best prepare for applying to them.
Information Session | November 8 | 6-7 p.m. | UC Berkeley Extension San Francisco Campus, room 713
160 Spear St., San Francisco, CA
Find out how UC Berkeley Extensions certificate can help you advance or start your career in interior design and interior architecture.
UNEX 1034. Make reservations online or by calling 510-642-4111
Lecture | November 8 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Wurster Hall, Gallery, Room 121
Patricia Morton, University of California, Riverside
Join us for our first Gallery Talk this academic year with architectural historian Patricia Morton!
Thursday, November 8, 2018
Wurster Gallery, room 121
6:30 to 7 pm - Light refreshments
7 to 8 pm - Lecture
Free to UC Berkeley Students, Staff, Faculty, and Friends of the EDA
Suggested $10 donation for those outside UC Berkeley
Morton will draw on the EDA's Turnbull / MLTW... More >
Lecture | November 8 | 6:30-8 p.m. | 121 Wurster Hall
THU, NOV 8, 6:30pm. Morton will draw on EDAs Turnbull / MLTW Collection to discuss how the design of The Sea Ranch was informed by contemporaneous theories of place as posited by Charles Moore, Donlyn Lyndon, Lawrence Halprin and others. Open to all!
Lecture | November 8 | 6:30-7:30 p.m. | Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center
Richard Sandor, American Financial Exchange
This talk will focus on programs and financial markets that have facilitated the building of institutions for the minimization of transactional costs to achieve better air quality (e.g. US Acid Rain program and Chicago Climate Exchange). It will also discuss new frontiers and opportunities in areas such as water quality and quantity; and the application of new technologies such as blockchain to... More >
Panel Discussion | November 8 | 7:30-9 p.m. | Nourse Theater
Stephen Best will be interviewing Eileen Myles for the City Arts & Lectures program at the Nourse Theater in San Francisco on Thursday, November 8th, 2018 at 7:30pm.
Please consider attending the interview. You can purchase tickets by calling 415-393-4400 or by visiting the City Arts and Lectures website. KQED will also rebroadcast the interview on November 16, 2018.
Eileen Myles is the... More >
$29.00 Single admission
Buy tickets online or by calling 415-392-4400
Imperial Powers: The Roles of Deputies, Substitutes, the Sun God, and the King in the Assyrian Empire
Lecture | November 8 | 7:30-8:30 p.m. | 155 Kroeber Hall
Mikko Luukko, University of Helsinki
Near Eastern Studies, The Assyrian Heritage Fund
Dr. Luukko will consider the importance of deputies and substitutes, and the relationship between the sun god, who is the divine judge, and the Assyrian king, the supreme judge on earth. This lecture will offer a new interpretation of the nature of and interconnections between the powers of the Assyrian empire. Mikko Luukko (PhD, University of Helsinki 2004) studied Assyriology, Semitics, and... More >
Film - Feature | November 8 | 7:30-9 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Conceived as a documentary, The Treasure became a disarming deadpan parable unearthing layers of Romanian history via the exploits of cash-strapped neighbors. When Costi denies Adrians request for a loan, the latter proposes another plan: that Costi rent a metal detector and in return get half of the treasure that might be buried in Adrians garden. Costi agrees, but the duo must overcome a... More >
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 | November 7, 2018 – March 3, 2019 every day | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
In the early twentieth century, inspired by modern science such as Albert Einsteins theory of relativity, an emerging avant-garde movement sought to expand the dimensionality of modern art, engaging with theoretical concepts of time and space to advance bold new forms of creative expression. Dimensionism: Modern Art in the Age of Einstein illuminates the remarkable connections between the... 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.
Exhibit - Multimedia | March 10 – December 9, 2018 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. | Hearst Museum of Anthropology | Note change in date
For this Spring 2018 exhibit, entitled Face to Face: Looking at Objects that Look at You, the Hearst staff and 14 UC Berkeley freshmen have co-curated a global selection of objects that depict human faces in different ways. The exhibit asks: Why and how do crafting traditions of the world so often incorporate human faces, and how do people respond to those faces? Objects such as West African... More >
Exhibit - Artifacts | August 28 – December 14, 2018 every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)
The Karaite Canon highlights a selection from the over fifty manuscripts he brought to California, along with ritual objects belonging to Cairos Karaite community.
Exhibit - Multimedia | August 28 – December 14, 2018 every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)
Auditorium installation of high-resolution images of select collection items.
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... More >
This exhibition will be continuing in Spring 2019.
Notions of resistance, alongside fears and realities of oppression, resound throughout Jewish history. As a minority, Jews express their political aspirations, ideals of heroism, and yearnings of retaliation and redemption in their rituals, art, and everyday life.
Centering on coins in The Magnes Collection, this exhibition explores how... More >
Exhibit - Photography | August 28 – December 14, 2018 every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 11 a.m.-4:05 p.m. | Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)
For nearly two decades, Yaakov (Jacob) Benor-Kalter (1897-1969) traversed the Old City of Jerusalem, documenting renowned historical monuments, ambiguous subjects in familiar alleyways, and scores of new Jews building a new homeland. Benor-Kalters photographs smoothly oscillate between two worlds, and two Holy Lands, with one lens.
After immigrating from Poland to the British Mandate of... More >