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Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Garden Closed

Miscellaneous | January 1 – December 3, 2019 the first Tuesday of the month every month |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

The garden is closed on the first and third Tuesday of every month.

McNair Scholars Program Information Session

Information Session | September 3 | 9:30-11 a.m. | 11 2515 Channing Way (Academic Achievement Program)

 Juan Esteva, Director, McNair Scholars Program

 Office of Undergraduate Research

The McNair Scholars Program prepares selected underrepresented or low-income UC Berkeley undergraduates for graduate study at the doctoral level. The goal of the McNair Scholars Program is to increase the number of underrepresented students in doctoral programs.

EHS 403 RUA On-Boarding

Course | September 3 | 10:30-11:30 a.m. | 370 University Hall


 Office of Environment, Health & Safety

Fossil Coffee Seminar

Seminar | September 3 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 1101 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Carl Rothfels, Integrative Biology and Jepson and University Herbaria, UCB


Time-calibrating the vascular plant tree of life

Electrophysiology: Unplugged: Fluorescent indicators to watch cell physiology in brains and bodies

Seminar | September 3 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Evan Miller, UC Berkeley Dept. of Chemistry

 College of Chemistry

Membrane potential is a unique biophysical property maintained by every cell on earth. The importance of membrane potential is widely recognized in the context of specialized organs like the brain and the heart. Yet, our understanding of the ways in which membrane potential, and its coordinated, rapid changes across large numbers of neurons, gives rise to cognition, sensation, and memory remain...   More >

Getting Your Bearings Library Tour

Tour/Open House | August 28 – September 3, 2019 every day with exceptions | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | Doe Library, Tour starts at the north entrance


Join other students and get your bearings with a 3-in-one tour of the Doe Memorial Library, Moffitt Undergraduate Library, and the Main Stacks. See these central libraries and learn about the student services they provide.

Seminar 217, Risk Management: Does the Leverage Effect Affect the Distribution of Return

Seminar | September 3 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Speaker: Dangxing Chen, UC Berkeley

 Consortium for Data Analytics in Risk

The leverage effect refers to the generally negative correlation between the return of an asset and the changes in its volatility. There is broad agreement in the literature that the effect should be present, and it has been consistently found in empirical work. However, a few papers have pointed out a puzzle: the return distribution of many assets do not appear to be affected by the leverage...   More >

SPH Fall 2019 Brown Bag Series: Have We Come to the End of the Road? Future Directions in Research on Neighborhood Environments and Cardiovascular Health

Seminar | September 3 | 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 5101 Berkeley Way West

 Mahasin Mujahid, Associate Professor of Epidemiology, School of Public Health

 Public Health, School of

Dr. Mahasin S. Mujahid, PhD, MS, FAHA, is an Associate Professor of Epidemiology at UCB SPH where she is a Chancellor’s Professor, Director of the Epidemiology and Biostatistics MPH Program, and Co-Director of the concurrent MPH and Masters of City and Regional Planning Program. Dr. Mujahid’s research focuses on the role of neighborhood environments in cardiovascular health.

Boris, Brexit and Europe: An Interpretation

Lecture | September 3 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Matt Beech, Founding Director of the Centre for British Politics at the University of Hull & Senior Fellow at the Institute of European Studies, UC Berkeley

 Institute of European Studies, Berkeley Law, International Group, Center for British Studies

Boris Johnson’s election as Leader of the Conservative and Unionist Party, and therefore, as Prime Minister was a foregone conclusion to close observers of British politics. Where there is a disruption in the business of Westminster is the fact that the United Kingdom has its first Eurosceptic Prime Minister since Mrs Thatcher delivered her Bruges Speech. The long and winding road to Brexit has...   More >

Matt Beech

Student Faculty Macro Lunch -

Presentation | September 3 | 12-1 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Yuriy Gorodnichenko, UCB

 Clausen Center

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.

  RSVP online by August 30.

Dynamic Programming with Sparse Codes: Investigating a New Computational Role for Sparse Representations of Natural Image Sequences

Seminar | September 3 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 560 Evans Hall

 Peter Loxley, University of New England, Armidale, Australia

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Dynamic programming (DP) is a general algorithmic approach used in optimal control and Markov decision processes that balances desire for low present costs with undesirability of high future costs when choosing a sequence of controls to apply over time. Recent interest in this field has grown since Google Deepmind’s algorithms have beaten humans and world-champion programs in Atari games, and...   More >

Certificate Program in Alcohol and Drug Abuse Studies Online Information Session

Information Session | September 3 | 12-12:45 p.m. |  Online

 Stan Weisner, Ph.D., M.S.W.

 UC Berkeley Extension

Developed in association with the UC Berkeley School of Public Health, this certificate raises the quality of professionalism in counseling and follows a three-level, evidence-based approach to the critical issues that contribute to substance abuse.

  Register online

Mindfulness Meditation Group

Meeting | February 20, 2018 – January 5, 2021 every Tuesday | 12:15-1 p.m. | 3110 Tang Center, University Health Services

 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.

BPM 104 Communicating Goals, Objectives and Key Results

Workshop | September 3 | 12:30-4:30 p.m. | #24 University Hall

 Human Resources

This workshop is for UC Berkeley Staff. The content identifies how departmental goals and individual performance objectives and key results fit into the UC Berkeley performance management cycle and performance evaluation process.

  Register online

Geometric Representation Theory Seminar: Introduction to flag varieties

Seminar | September 3 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 732 Evans Hall

 David Nadler, Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

This will be the first meeting of an ongoing learning seminar (Tuesdays 12:30-2pm in 732 Evans) devoted to flag varieties "from the beginning". We will discuss many perspectives – coming from representation theory, algebraic geometry, topology, combinatorics,... – with an ongoing focus on relative positions of pairs of flags and more complicated configurations.   More >

Post-Baccalaureate Program for Counseling and Psychology Professions Online Information Session

Information Session | September 3 | 1-1:45 p.m. |  Online

 UC Berkeley Extension

Whether you are a career changer or already working in the field, understand how this program can help you plan an academic program of study and initiate the graduate- school application process.

  Register online

Seminar 218, Psychology and Economics: Preferences for the Resolution of Uncertainty and the Timing of Information

Seminar | September 3 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Kirby Nielsen, Stanford University / California Institute of Technology

 Department of Economics

Link to Working Paper

We present results from a laboratory experiment designed to identify preferences over the resolution of uncertainty and timing of non-instrumental information acquisition in a rich choice set. Treatments vary whether the outcome previously has been determined, as in an information...   More >

Getting Your Bearings Library Tour

Tour/Open House | August 28 – September 3, 2019 every day with exceptions | 2-3 p.m. | Doe Library, Tour starts at the north entrance


Join other students and get your bearings with a 3-in-one tour of the Doe Memorial Library, Moffitt Undergraduate Library, and the Main Stacks. See these central libraries and learn about the student services they provide.

UCDC Info Session: Spring 2020 application deadline, September 19, 2019

Information Session | September 3 | 3-4 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Mary Crabb, UCDC

 The UC Berkeley Washington Program

Come learn about how to spend a semester working and studying in Washington, DC. UCDC sends students from all majors to intern and take classes in DC, earning a full semester of Berkeley credit.

Certificate Program in Personal Financial Planning Online Information Session

Information Session | September 3 | 4-4:30 p.m. |  Online

 UC Berkeley Extension

Discover how this certificate can help you change to become a personal financial adviser, understand personal financial planning concepts and techniques to better perform your current work, or prepare you to take the Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) certification examination.

  Register online

Seminar 281, International Trade and Finance: The Effects of Joining Multinational Supply Chains: New Evidence from Firm-to-Firm Linkages

Seminar | September 3 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Isabela Manelici, UC Berkeley

 Department of Economics

This paper investigates the effects of becoming a supplier to multinational corporations (MNCs) using administrative data tracking all firm-to-firm transactions in Costa Rica. Event-study estimates reveal that after starting to supply to MNCs, domestic firms experience strong and persistent improvements in performance, including the expansion of their workforce by 26% and gains in standard...   More >

Exciting X-rays: Attosecond pulses monitor and control carrier and spin dynamics in solid matter

Seminar | September 3 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Michael Zuerch, Department of Chemistry, UC Berkeley

 College of Chemistry

Novel materials with by-design properties that can be grown down to the two-dimensional limit are considered important candidates for addressing computation and energy challenges of the twenty-first century. For instance, band gaps by design and enhanced transport properties give prospects for highly efficient solar energy conversion and low-loss optoelectronics and memories. The complexity of...   More >

IRLE Fall Open House

Reception | September 3 | 4-6 p.m. | 2521 Channing Way (Inst. for Res. on Labor & Employment), IRLE Director’s Room

 Institute for Research on Labor and Employment (IRLE)

Celebrate the start of the semester at IRLE's Fall Open House. Connect with faculty, students, labor advocates and researchers. Learn about opportunities to get involved, from funding and publishing to courses and working groups. Enjoy student artwork produced by Art for Social Change, on view in our newly renovated student work space.

Refreshments served.

Global Urban Humanities Open House Fall 2019

Tour/Open House | September 3 | 4:30-6 p.m. | 104 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

Come to the Fall 2019 Global Urban Humanities Open House

What López Obrador’s ‘Fourth Transformation’ Means for Mexico

Lecture | September 3 | 5-6:45 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, 315, Maude Fife room

 Denise Dresser, Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM)

 Center for Latin American Studies

Public lecture - Prof. Dresser, a political scientist, public intellectual, and recipient of the Legion of Honor medal for her work on democracy, justice, gender equality and human rights, will lecture on this topic.

Andrés Manuel López Obrador, President of Mexico, greets supporters in August 2019. (Photo courtesy of the Presidencia de la República Mexicana.)

Dr. Stephanie Rotem lecture on Souvenirs from Utopia: Souvenirs from Utopia: The Bezalel School of Arts and Crafts in Jerusalem (1906-1932)

Lecture | September 3 | 5-7 p.m. |  Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)

 Dr. Stephanie Rotem, Tel Aviv University

 Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

Dr. Stephanie Rotem (Tel Aviv Univeristy), will provide an introduction to the new exhibition, Souvenirs from Utopia: The Bezalel School of Arts and Crafts in Jerusalem (1906-1932). She will discuss the first three art museums in pre-state Israel - Bezalel, Tel Aviv Art Museum, Ein Harod Art Museum - introducing their histories, comparing their concepts and architecture, and examining their place...   More >

Google Info-Session: Lightning Talks + Intro to Google

Information Session | September 3 | 6-8 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

What is it like to work at Google?

Join us as Googlers in a variety of technical roles share day-in-the-life stories about their work and provide an inside look at what makes engineering at Google unique. Are you submitting applications for internships or full-time opportunities
this semester? We'll also share some insight into Google's recruiting
process. Feel free to bring questions, as...   More >

Exhibits and Ongoing Events

The Life and Career of Kaneji Domoto

Exhibit - Multimedia | August 19 – December 16, 2019 every day | 210 Wurster Hall

 Environmental Design, College of

This exhibition explores the complex story behind the only American Japanese architect and landscape architect at Frank Lloyd Wright’s Usonian community, in Westchester County, New York in 1944.

Photographs by Ken Light: American Stories

Exhibit - Photography | August 28, 2019 – May 15, 2020 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | Stephens Hall, Townsend Center, 220 Stephens

 Townsend Center for the Humanities, Journalism, Graduate School of

In an exhibition of selected works from the past five decades, documentary photographer Ken Light probes social and political issues in America.

 Viewing hours are generally Monday-Friday, 9 am to 4 pm. The exhibit is located in a space also used for events. Please contact the Townsend Center to confirm availability.

The Languages of Berkeley: An Online Exhibition

Exhibit - Multimedia | September 1, 2019 – August 31, 2020 every day |  Free Speech Movement Cafe (Moffitt Library)

 Library, Berkeley Language Center

Celebrates the magnificent diversity of languages that advance research, teaching, and learning at the University of California, Berkeley. It is the point of embarkation for an exciting sequential exhibit that will build on one post per week, showcasing an array of digitized works in the original language chosen by those who work with these languages on a daily basis - librarians, professors,...   More >

You Are On Indian Land: There There (On the Same Page 2019): An Exhibit of Library Collections relating to the Native American community of Oakland

Exhibit - Multimedia | August 26, 2019 – January 31, 2020 every day | Moffitt Undergraduate Library, 3rd floor


Tommy Orange's debut novel, There There, is this year's On the Same Page program reading. The entire campus community is encouraged to read the book and participate in classes and events this Fall.

“Orange’s debut is an ambitious meditation on identity and its broken alternatives, on myth filtered through the lens of time and poverty and urban life. Its many short chapters are told through a...   More >

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