Tuesday, April 30, 2019
Film - Series | March 2 – May 10, 2019 every day | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
March 2May 10, 2019
This years edition of the African Film Festival highlights the best of both new African cinema and films of the black diaspora. We pay tribute to the great director Bill Gunnalso an actor, playwright, and novelistwith new restorations of two genre-benders, his radical horror film Ganja & Hess and his metasoap opera Personal Problems. The latter was conceived by... More >
Special Event | April 29 – May 7, 2019 every day | D-3 Hearst Field Annex
A weeklong celebration of #BLACKGIRLHEALING and creative expressions on sisterhood, spirituality, ancestry, joy, care, wellness, and healing featuring art for and by black women and girls.
Workshop | April 30 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | 24 University Hall
Colin Gerker; Angela Stopper
The content covers the DiSC® model, providing a common language for people to use to better understand themselves and adapt their behaviors with others. DiSC® is a non-judgmental tool used for discussion of people's behavioral differences.
Bristol-Myers Squibb Seminar in Organic Chemistry: A Challenge for Total Synthesis of Bioactive Targets: Atom Economy
Seminar | April 30 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall
Seminar 217, Risk Management: The Implication of Information Network in Market Quality and Market Reaction to Public Announcements
Seminar | April 30 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall
Speakers: Senyang Zhao, SWUFE
This research studies the role of information network in market quality and market reaction to public announcements. We propose in this article a three-period rational noisy expected equilibrium model by taking both public and private information into account with an embedded information network structure among market traders. Closed form expressions for market reaction and market quality are... More >
Seminar | April 30 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 3110 Etcheverry Hall
Professor Pawel Keblinski, Department Head, Department of Materials Science and Engineering; Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Abstract: The relationships expressing the rate of evaporation and condensation at the liquid vapor interface, in terms of local interfacial thermodynamics properties and the mass accommodation coefficient (MAC), is a subject of significant discussion for over a century since the pioneering work of Hertz and Knudsen. In this context, using molecular dynamics (MD) simulations of fluid argon and... More >
Information Session | April 30 | 12-12:30 p.m. | Online
UC Berkeley Extension's Professional Program in Graphic Design offers a study of design principles and an appreciation of historical and current trends. Find out how you can learn from industry professionals to build a portfolio and advance in the field.
Presentation | April 30 | 12-1 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall
This workshop consists of one-hour informal presentations on topics related to macroeconomics and international finance, broadly defined. The presenters are UC Berkeley PhD students, faculty, and visitors.
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RSVP by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org by April 26.
Meeting | February 20, 2018 – January 5, 2021 every Tuesday | 12:15-1 p.m. | 3110 Tang Center, University Health Services
The Mindfulness Meditation Group meets every Tuesday at 12:15-1:00 pm at 3110 Tang Center on campus. All campus-affiliated people are welcome to join us on a drop-in basis, no registration or meditation experience necessary. We start with a short reading on meditation practice, followed by 30 minutes of silent sitting, and end with a brief discussion period.
Going Live: Preparing for Interviews in the Business, Government, and Nonprofit Sectors (presented by Career Center staff)
Workshop | April 30 | 12:15-1:30 p.m. | 177 Stanley Hall
Interactive career labs will start with 15-20 minutes topic overview and discussion, then participants will have the opportunity to work on their own materials in peer-to-peer pairs, with career advisor assistance. Career Lab group size is capped at 20 participants, so please sign up early to ensure a spot! You are encouraged to bring printed copies of your materials and/or your laptop.... More >
Seminar | April 30 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 521 Cory Hall
Millions suffer from spinal cord problems and many have bladder dysfunction. We aim to build a non-invasive device utilizing LEDs to infer bladder expansion to minimize patient inconvenience. Clinical problems will be presented and potential solutions will be discussed.
RSVP online by April 29.
Workshop | April 30 | 1:30-4 p.m. | 239 Campus Shared Services (1608 4th Street, Berkeley)
This course details the process by which Microsoft Visio diagrams are developed using Stencils, Shapes, Connectors, and through the incorporation of design tools and visual aids. Emphasis is placed on common diagram types and object organization using multi-page and multi-layer design layouts.
* Understand diagramming concepts and the relationships between Drawings,... More >
Tour/Open House | April 30 | 2-3 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden
Explore the creative ways California Indians have used plants in their everyday lives for food, shelter, clothing, tools, fiber, medicine, even music, toys and games. Which parts of the plant were used roots, stems, leaves, seeds, bark and why? Well examine Californias native plants and replicas of Indian artifacts to discover the plant knowledge, customs, and skills of Californias... More >
Free with Garden admission ($12); Free for UCBG members, UC Berkeley students, staff, and faculty
Presentation | April 30 | 2-4 p.m. | 310 Sutardja Dai Hall
The CITRIS Tech for Social Good Program at UC Berkeley supports student-led learning and technology development to support healthy, sustainable, connected, and equitable livelihoods in the United States and abroad.
The Tech for Social Good Showcase will highlight student-led projects funded during the 2018-2019 academic year that apply tech and data for social good.
Projects featured will... More >
Seminar 218, Psychology and Economics: Expectations-Based Loss Aversion May Help Explain Seemingly Dominated Choices in Strategy-Proof Mechanisms
Seminar | April 30 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall
Ori Heffetz, Cornell University & The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Seminar | April 30 | 2-4 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall
We study optimal policy when the planner has partial information in a general setup where observed signals are endogenous to policy. In this context, signal extraction and policy have to be determined jointly. We derive a general non-standard first order condition of optimality from first principles and we use it to find numerical solutions. This first order condition allows us to identify... More >
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Film - Documentary | April 30 | 3-5 p.m. | 341 Dwinelle Hall | Note change in time
Molly Kaushal, Professor of Performance Studies and Head of Janapada Sampada Division, Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts
Robert Goldman, Professor of Sanskrit and Catherine and William L. Magistretti Distinguished Professor in South & Southeast Asian Studies
A screening of Molly Kaushal's documentary on a Hindu-Muslim version of the Ramleela as it is performed in the village of Kheriya in Ferozabad District of UP.
Drop by during office hours if you need help with your literature reviews; setting up searches in PubMed, Embase, and other databases; using EndNote, RefWorks, or other citation management software; finding statistics or data; and answering any other questions you may have.
Student Harmonic Analysis and PDE Seminar (HADES): Self-adjoint extensions of Laplace operators on singular geometry
Seminar | April 30 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall
Xuwen Zhu, UC Berkeley
Spectral geometry aims at understanding how geometry influences the spectrum of geometrically related operators such as the Laplace operator. I will first talk about Von Neumann theory on classification of self-adjoint extensions of symmetric operators, and in particular focus on the Laplace operator on metrics with conical singularities. Then I will give a survey on how geometry (e.g. curvature... More >
Seminar | April 30 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall
Kevin Donoghue, UC Berkeley
Around 1990, Reshetikhin and Turaev discovered a family of 3d TQFTs whose relation to the rest of 3-manifold topology is still poorly understood. The biggest obstruction to relating these TQFTs to the rest of the 3-manifold world is that their original construction is almost entirely algebraic. For closed manifolds, Kirby and Melvin managed to relate one of these TQFTs to some classical... More >
Faculty Research Lecture: Mysteries of the Invisible World of Microbes: Faculty Research Lecture by Jill Banfield
Lecture | April 30 | 4-5 p.m. | Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center
Jill Banfield, Professor of Earth and Planetary Science, and Environmental Science, Policy, and Management
Jill Banfield is the director of microbial research in the Innovative Genomics Institute and a CZ Biohub investigator. She studies microbial communities and their roles in shaping soil and groundwater biogeochemistry as well as human health. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society, the Australian Academy of Science and the National Academy of Science
Lecture | April 30 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center
Becky Johnson, PG&E
Join Becky Johnson, a Senior Manager of External Relations in PG&E's Vegetation Management and Community Wildfire Safety Program for her talk about PG&E's Community Wildfire Safety Program. Question and answer session and casual reception to follow presentation.
Lecture | April 30 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall
Acclaimed Iraqi writers are using Gothic aesthetics and motives to narrate a historical moment marred by ubiquitous violence, cultural crisis and disintegration. Hassan Blasims stories are filled with unspeakable and unreal violence. More than representing the irrational violence raging outside the texts in a realistic rendering, Blasims fiction produces in the readers its own brand of... More >
Representation Theory and Mathematical Physics Seminar: Vertex operators realizations of families of symmetric functions
Seminar | April 30 | 4-5 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall
Natalia Rojkovskaia, Kansas State University
The algebra of charged free fermions participates in the construction of classical boson-fermion correspondence and provides vertex operator realization of Schur symmetric functions. We will show how vertex operator realizations of several other famous families of symmetric functions (Hall-Littlewood polynomials, shifted Schur functions, multiparameter Schur Q-functions) can be obtained by simple... More >
Seminar | April 30 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall
We have developed the vibrational Stark effect to probe electrostatics and dynamics in organized systems, in particular in proteins where vibrational probes can report on functionally important electric fields. The strategy involves deploying site-specific vibrational probes whose sensitivity to an electric field is measured in a calibrated external electric field. Once calibrated, these probes,... More >
Seminar | April 30 | 4-5 p.m. | 775 Tan Hall
Dr. Michael Fenster, Bristol-Myers Squibb
BMS-813160 is being investigated by Bristol-Myers Squibb as a combination therapy for colorectal and pancreatic cancer. In order to evaluate the clinical efficacy, a safe, robust, scalable, and cost-effective total synthesis was needed. The talk will focus on how process chemists enabled the production of multi-kg of BMS-813160 by route invention, process invention, and process characterization.... More >
Seminar | April 30 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall
Louis Kaplow, Harvard Law School
Meeting | April 30 | 4:30 p.m. | Berkeley Sky Deck
2150 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704
This meetup is aimed at bringing together students, researchers, faculty, IT staff and the wider local community to learn, share and discuss our work in designing and operating services built on cloud computing architectures. This is a welcoming, inclusive community and hosts meetups that are open to everyone with curiosity in the topic -- no need to have any technical knowledge or experience to... More >
Lecture | April 30 | 5:15-6:45 p.m. | 270 Stephens Hall
Ethno-political conflicts are key factors affecting the level of regional security. Being complex in their nature of origin, they become protracted in the process of their settlement. Thus, the history of the Transnistrian conflict has been around for almost 29 years. The armed confrontation of the parties in 1992 complicated the elaboration of a political settlement formula. On the one hand,... More >
Sport - Recreational | April 30 | 6:45-10 p.m. | Oracle Park
24 Willie Mays Plaza, San Francisco, CA
Come watch one of the biggest rivalries in baseball unfold when the SF Giants take on the LA Dodgers in this great California Showdown that falls on UC Berkeley Night!
Reading - Literary | April 30 | 7 p.m. | Revolution Books
Joyce Carol Oates will be reading & discussing her novel
HAZARDS OF TIME TRAVEL.
$10 Students, $20 General, $25 Friends
Exhibits and Ongoing Events
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 - 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 - Multimedia | November 17, 2018 – May 18, 2019 every day | Lawrence Hall of Science
You don't have to be a pro to know that math and science can help improve your game. In our exhibit, Well Played!, you can experiment with force, angles, and trajectory to get the highest scores you can with classic arcade games such as Skeeball, Pinball, and Basketball.
Want to improve your score? Try our interactive exhibits on the math and science behind force and trajectory, and then head... More >
Exhibit - Artifacts | January 28 – May 17, 2019 every day | Wurster Hall, Environmental Design Library, 210 Wurster Hall
This exhibition of artists' books centers on ideas about the built environment and has been curated by Berkeley-based book artist Julie Chen for UC Berkeleys Environmental Design Library. Featuring works by 25 artists including Robbin Ami Silverberg, Clifton Meador, Inge Bruggeman, Karen Kunc, Sarah Bryant and Barbara Tetenbaum, the exhibition explores the built environment through text, image,... More >
Exhibit - Artifacts | January 15 – May 17, 2019 every day | 210 Wurster Hall
This exhibition of artists books centers on ideas about the built environment, curated by Berkeley-based book artist Julie Chen for CEDs Environmental Design Library.
Exhibit - Photography | March 21 – May 19, 2019 every day | Jacobs Hall
Fabien Cappellos SILLAS CALLEJERAS (STREET CHAIRS, 2018) offers lessons in design and ingenuity from Mexico City. The photographic series depicts a collection of chairs assembled from everyday contexts across the sprawling metropolis market stalls, shops, street stands, and elsewhere. Cappello casts an anthropological eye on artifacts that reflect a city where artisanal manufacture... More >
Exhibit - Multimedia | February 8 – June 30, 2019 every day | Moffitt Undergraduate Library, 2nd floor343386 N/A
In the pantheon of the late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century artists who represent Mexico and Mexican art, the artwork of José Guadalupe Posada stands out as a bright constellation that continues to shine a light on important stories through woodcuts, imprints, and engravings. This exhibition was created using the books from the collections of the Doe Library. The exhibition is envisioned... More >
Exhibit - Multimedia | February 6 – June 30, 2019 every day | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Educated in physics, mathematics, and philosophy at Princeton University and trained in graphic design at Yale, Berkeley-based Aaron Marcus explores new possibilities for expression. He created his first computer-assisted poem-drawings in the spring of 1972, when he served as a research associate at Yale Universitys School of Art and Architecture. Using standard typographical symbols, Marcus... More >
Exhibit - Multimedia | January 29 – June 28, 2019 every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)
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 | January 29 – June 28, 2019 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 >
Exhibit - Painting | January 29 – June 28, 2019 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 >
Exhibit - Artifacts | February 26 – June 28, 2019 every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)
The First World War (1914-1918) uprooted millions across Europe, and beyond. Many Jews left Eastern and Southern Europe, bringing with them prized personal and communal belongings. In an attempt to rescue precious heritage from imminent destruction, these memory objects often ended up with museums, collectors, and art dealers in the West.