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Monday, May 13, 2019

Spring at the Hall

Special Event | March 21 – June 7, 2019 every day | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

This spring, visit the Hall for interactive exhibits, special hands-on activities, intriguing Planetarium shows, and more!

Dissertation Talk: Towards Scalable Community Networks

Lecture | May 13 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 405 Soda Hall

 Shaddi Hasan, UC Berkeley

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Over 400 million people live without access to basic communication services, largely in rural areas. Community-based networks, and particularly community cellular networks, can sustainably support services even in these extremely rural areas where commercial network operators cannot.

In this talk, I will identify key challenges these community cellular networks face for reaching scale, and...   More >

Renovating Democracy: Book Talk with Nathan Gardels and Nicolas Berggruen

Presentation | May 13 | 12-1 p.m. | 820 Barrows Hall

 Nicolas Berggruen, Chairman and Founder, Berggruen Institute; Nathan Gardels, Editor-in-Chief, The WorldPost

 Laura Tyson, Faculty Director, Berkeley Haas Institute for Business and Social Impact

 Social Science Matrix

Join us Monday, May 13th at 12pm as Nathan Gardels and Nicolas Berggruen, co-founders of the Berggruen Institute, will discuss their book, Renovating Democracy: Governing in the Age of Globalization and Digital Capitalism, with Laura Tyson, Distinguished Professor of the Graduate School at the Haas School of Business & Faculty Director of the Institute for Business & Social Impact.

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Berkeley Statistics and Machine Learning Forum

Meeting | May 13 | 1:30-2:30 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Berkeley Institute for Data Science

The Berkeley Statistics and Machine Learning Forum meets weekly to discuss current applications across a wide variety of research domains and software methodologies. All interested members of the UC Berkeley and LBL communities are welcome and encouraged to attend.

String-Math Seminar: Wilson Lines, Instantons, and Deformed W-algebras

Seminar | May 13 | 2-3 p.m. | 402 LeConte Hall | Note change in date

 Nathan Haouzi, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Wilson loops are important observables in gauge theory. In this talk, we study half-BPS Wilson loops of a large class of five dimensional supersymmetric quiver gauge theories with 8 supercharges, in a nontrivial instanton background. The Wilson loops are codimension 4 defects of the quiver gauge theory, and their interaction with self-dual instantons is captured by a 1d ADHM quantum mechanics. We...   More >

Dissertation Talk: A Hierarchical Approach to the Design and Optimization of Silicon Photonics

Seminar | May 13 | 3-4 p.m. | Cory Hall, 540A/B

 Andrew Michaels

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Silicon photonics is a rapidly maturing platform for optical communication and sensing. As systems leveraging silicon photonics have grown in size and complexity, so too has the demand for high performance silicon photonics components. In order to meet these demands, we propose a hierarchical approach to design and optimization of silicon photonics components. Our approach applies simple physical...   More >

How Do Communities Heal After an Incident of Sexual Violence?

Panel Discussion | May 13 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 820 Barrows Hall

 Kendra Fox-Davis, Complaint Resolution Officer, Office for the Prevention of Harassment and Discrimination; Tobirus Newby, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, University Health Services Social Services Counseling; Julie Shackford-Bradley, Coordinator and Co-founder, Restorative Justice Center; Liat Wexler, Prevention Manager for Staff and Faculty, PATH to Care Center, UC Berkeley

 Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton, Professor, UC Berkeley Department of Psychology

 Social Science Matrix

How do we move forward after an incident of sexual violence or harassment involving members of our community? Please join us for a panel discussion and Q&A with representatives from the UC Berkeley Office for the Prevention of Harassment and Discrimination, PATH to Care Center, Restorative Justice Center, and other campus organizations.

Working the Double Bottom Line: The Promise and Limits of Social Enterprises in the Shadow of AI

Special Event | May 13 | 4-6 p.m. | 202 South Hall

 Mary L. Gray and Prayag Narula

 Information, School of

A conversation about âhumans in the loopâ who invisibly deliver on-demand task-based services and the lives of the people paid to train artificial intelligence.

Enhancing Computational Mechanics with Deep Learning

Seminar | May 13 | 4-5 p.m. | 3110 Etcheverry Hall

 Sam Raymond, Doctoral Candidate, Center for Computational Engineering, MIT

 Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME)

Abstract: Machine Learning and numerical simulation represent two distinct approaches to researchers and engineers wanting to predict and understand the behavior of complex systems. Machine Learning trusts entirely in the data to hold the key and numerical simulation relies solely on the fundamental laws of nature. While each approach has been wildly successful in solving problems in science and...   More >

Exhibits and Ongoing Events

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.

Boundless: Contemporary Tibetan Artists at Home and Abroad

Exhibit - Painting | October 3, 2018 – May 26, 2019 every day |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 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 areas—Lhasa, Dharamsala, Kathmandu, New York, and the Bay Area—the...   More >

Well Played! The Math and Science of Improving Your Game

Exhibit - Multimedia | November 17, 2018 – May 18, 2019 every day |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

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 >

The Book as Place: Visions of the Built Environment

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 Berkeley’s 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 >

The Book as Place: Visions of the Built Environment

Exhibit - Artifacts | January 15 – May 17, 2019 every day | 210 Wurster Hall

 Environmental Design, College of

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.

On View at Jacobs Hall: Fabien Cappello: Sillas Callejeras/Street Chairs

Exhibit - Photography | March 21 – May 19, 2019 every day |  Jacobs Hall

 Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation

Fabien Cappello’s 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 >

Fabien Cappello, Sillas Callejeras/Street Chairs, 2018. Courtesy the designer.

Illustrating México one page at a time-Print Art of José Guadalupe Posada.

Exhibit - Multimedia | February 8 – June 30, 2019 every day | Moffitt Undergraduate Library, 2nd floor

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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 >

Aaron Marcus: Early Works

Exhibit - Multimedia | February 6 – June 30, 2019 every day |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 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 University’s School of Art and Architecture. Using standard typographical symbols, Marcus...   More >

Whose University?: The 50th Anniversary of the UC Berkeley Third World Liberation Front Strike

Exhibit - Artifacts | May 1 – August 31, 2019 every day | Doe Library, Bernice Layne Brown Gallery

 Library, Ethnic Studies, Department of, Ethnic Studies Library, TWLF 50th Planning Committee, Media Resources Center

In 1969, one of the longest student-led strikes in UC Berkeley history gave birth to a movement that has lasted for five decades. The strike was organized by the Third World Liberation Front (TWLF), a coalition of African American, Asian American, Chicanx, and Native American student organizations. Inspired by liberation movements at home and abroad and the 1968 San Francisco State College TWLF...   More >

 This location is wheelchair accessible.

Museum without Walls: The Mexican Masks

Exhibit - Artifacts | May 13 – June 13, 2019 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday with exceptions | 12-5 p.m. |  2334 Bowditch (Center for Latin American Studies)

 Latin American Studies, Center for

In collaboration with the Mexican Museum, CLAS is hosting an exhibition of 15 Mexican masks from the 19th and 20th centuries. In this collection, we see representations of pre-Columbian American concepts, as well as Spanish Baroque realism. Together, these masks communicate that the human being is diverse behind a wooden face.