Thursday, September 5, 2019
Applied Math Seminar: Uniformly Accurate Machine Learning Based Hydrodynamic Models for Kinetic Equations
Seminar | September 5 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall
Jiequn Han, Princeton University
A new framework is introduced for constructing interpretable and truly reliable reduced models for multi-scale problems in situations without scale separation. Hydrodynamic approximation to the kinetic equation is used as an example to illustrate the main steps and issues involved. To this end, a set of generalized moments are constructed first through an autoencoder to optimally represent the... More >
Information Session | September 5 | 11-11:30 a.m. | Online
Find out how this certificate can help you build the essential skills for effective management and make a tangible difference in your career.
Seminar | September 5 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall
Ian Agol, Berkeley
We'll discuss representations of punctured sphere groups into SU(2) with restrictions on the holonomy of the punctures. Following Fintushel-Stern and others, these may be described by polygonal linkages. We'll then discuss some aspects of the topology of the representation varieties of these groups, including results from the thesis of Ethan Street.
Seminar | September 5 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | C210 Haas School of Business
Chen Lin, University of Hong Kong
Joint with Haas Finance Seminar
Information Session | September 5 | 12-12:45 p.m. | Online
Stan Weisner, Ph.D., M.S.W., UC Berkeley Extension
Gain an in-depth understanding of the complex and dynamic U.S. health care system. Explore key policy and ethical challenges, and learn to become a health advocate who is qualified to advise patients and their families about health care issues.
Seminar | September 5 | 12-1 p.m. | 3110 Etcheverry Hall
Dr. Lawrence Kuznetz, Director of Space Spinoffs Inc., Houston, Texas Consulting Company; NASA Consultant and Lecturer for Onboard Edutainment Programs with Cunard and Norwegian Cruise Lines
Abstract: Moonlanding night a personal story shaped by a dream and a passion.
How a single simple equation changed my life and led to Mission control during Apollo 11 and far beyond to the Space Shuttle, the Johnny Carson show, sports bras and designing spacesuits for Mars.
Biography: In his 50-year career, Dr. Lawrence Kuznetz has had the good fortune to be a space suit designer, mission... More >
Reading - Literary | September 5 | 12-12:50 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Library
English Graduate Students, Lunch Poems
Please join us for our annual Kickoff Reading, presented by the Lunch Poems series at UC Berkeley.
Sept. 5, 2019 12:10 - 12:50 pm
Morrison Library (101 Doe Library)
UC Berkeley Campus
Admission is free and open to the public
Hosted by Professor Geoffrey G. OBrien, this event will feature doctoral students from the Department of English reading their favorite poems
Also, be sure... More >
Lecture | September 5 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
A talk by Berkeley-based architect and designer Sara Dean, whose work intersects digital and physical realms, designing new opportunities for urban equity and environmental agency in our Anthropocene cities. Dean is assistant professor and assistant chair of the design MFA program at California College of the Arts and codirector of IF/THEN Studio. She is also chief designer at... More >
Workshop | September 5 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, "Class of '42" Room
Its no surprise that people like to approach tasks differently. Understanding your preferences and those associated with various work roles can help you make informed effective choices. This workshop uses the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator. PRE-WORK REQUIRED. Instructions for taking the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (at least 3 days in advance) will be sent in your registration confirmation.
Presentation | September 5 | 12 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
A talk by Berkeley-based architect and designer Sara Dean, whose work intersects digital and physical realms, designing new opportunities for urban equity and environmental agency in our Anthropocene cities. Dean is assistant professor and assistant chair of the MFA design program at California College of the Arts and codirector of IF/THEN Studio. She is also chief designer at Modern Empathy, a... More >
Miscellaneous | August 29 – November 21, 2019 every Thursday | 12-1 p.m. | 5400 Berkeley Way West
Focus the mind. Foster creativity, resilience, and well-being. These meetings are free and open to faculty, staff, and students.
Seminar | September 5 | 12-1:30 p.m. | C330 Haas School of Business
Matilde Bombardini, Associate Professor, Vancouver School of Economics- UBC
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 >
Workshop | September 5 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club
Theresa McLemore, UCB HR Employee Relations Consultant; Sheila Taliafero, UCB Disability Counselor; Ann Gilbert, UCB Academic Personnel
Thinking about starting a family? This workshop will provide information on leave policies, disability benefits, use of sick/vacation time, and options on when/how to return to work after having a child for both faculty and staff employees. Enroll online.
Seminar | September 5 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building
Nitin Phadnis, The University of Utah
Information Session | September 5 | 1-1:30 p.m. | Online
Tom McGuire, Program Director, UC Berkeley Extension
UC Berkeley Extensions Certificate Program in Paralegal Studies</a> is a comprehensive, accelerated course of study that is designed by paralegals for paralegals and taught by practicing attorneys.
Information Session | September 5 | 1-1:45 p.m. | Online
Stan Weisner, Ph.D. M.S.W., UC Berkeley Extension
Learn about this fully online program that prepares you to launch a new career in health informatics or advance in your current position. Geared for both clinical and nonclinical professionals, this program provides you with the understanding of both the technology and the health care best practices so that you can succeed.
Course | September 5 | 1:30-4 p.m. | 239 Campus Shared Services (1608 4th Street, Berkeley)
This course details the process of designing Action Queries using a Microsoft Access database interface in order to manipulate values in local and external data sources. Emphasis is placed on Action Query types, Select Query conversion, and automation triggers of one or more sequential queries. Learning Objectives * Connect to local and external data sources. * Design Queries to manipulate record... More >
Join us for a free, docent-led tour of the Garden as we explore interesting plants from around the world, learn about the vast diversity in the collection, and see what is currently in bloom. Meet at the Entry Plaza.
Free with Garden admission. Advanced registration not required
Seminar 251, Labor Seminar: "Productivity, Wages, and Sectoral Selection: Evidence from School Principals"
Seminar | September 5 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall
Seminar | September 5 | 2:30 p.m. | 132 Mulford Hall
Safa Motesharrei, Environmental Systems Scientist at the University of Maryland, will present: "Large-Scale Wind and Solar Farms in the Sahara Would Increase Rain and Vegetation." Meet the speaker and enjoy refreshments after the talk in 139 Mulford Hall. **Please note this seminar will take place one-hour earlier than the regular seminar schedule, this seminar will begin at 2:30PM.**
Social Event | September 5 | 3-5 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Kvamme Atrium & CITRIS Tech Museum
Nishita Deka, CEO, Sonera Magnetics; Jill Fuss, CTO, CinderBio; Raymond Weitekamp, CEO, polySpectra; Johnny Pujol, CEO, Simplewater; Akwasi Apori, CEO, Correlia Biosystems; Sarah Richardson, CEO, MicroByre
Join CITRIS Foundry, Cyclotron Road, and University of Californias Women in Tech Initiative (WITI) for compelling discussions with startup founders who are redefining what it means to be an entrepreneur and whose trajectories defy expectations.
Career pathways are seldom linear and hardly ever predictable, especially for scientists and engineers who want to bring their research out of the lab... More >
Presentation | September 5 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center
Dean Ackerly will be giving a State of the College presentation, followed by a Q&A session. Join CNR faculty, staff, and your fellow students to hear an overview of the college's strategic plan for the new school year and reflect on the accomplishments of the previous year.
If you will attend, please click here to RSVP by Friday, Aug. 30 so we can plan refreshments.
Seminar | September 5 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition
Samer Hattar, National Institute of Mental Health
This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH
Workshop | September 5 | 4-5 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall
Do you need to email a professor you've never met before to ask for their help, but you don't know where to start? Have you ever written a long email to a professor, only to receive no response, or not the one you hoped? If so, this workshop is for you! We will discuss how to present yourself professionally over email to faculty and other professionals ... More >
Religious Freedom and Religious Restrictions Health Care in 2019: Bishops and Bodies - Religion and Reproductive Health Care in 2019
Panel Discussion | September 5 | 4-6 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, 315, Maude Fife
A panel discussion moderated by Lori Freedman (UCSF) and Ronit Stahl (UCB)
Lecture | September 5 | 4-6 p.m. | 10 Stephens Hall
Dipti Mathur, Chair, Advisory Board, South Asia Art Initiative; Collector, Contemporary South Asian art
A talk by Artist Rina Banerjee followed by a conversation between her and Prof. Atreyee Gupta. The conversation will be moderated by Chair, Advisory Board, South Asia Art Initiative and Collector of contemporary South Asian art collector of contemporary South Asian art, Dipti Mathur.
Information Session | September 5 | 5:30-8 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)
Come join us for an info-session and tech talk. Explore the future of AI computing in engaging, informative tech talks with experts who are creating new realities with AI. One lucky winner will even walk away with an NVIDIA product!
NVIDIA has continuously reinvented itself over two decades. Our invention of the GPU in 1999 sparked the growth of the PC gaming market, redefined... More >
Lecture | September 5 | 7-10 p.m. | 131 Campbell Hall
Wren Suess, UC Berkeley
Join us on September 5th for the next installment of our Astro Night series! PhD candidate Wren Suess will talk about the history of galaxies, both in human understanding and in cosmic time.
Come to Campbell Hall on the UC Berkeley campus for a FREE night of astronomy and stargazing on the roof with our fleet of telescopes.
Film - Feature | September 5 | 7 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Trinh T. Minh-ha, Director
The homes, daily ceremonies, and ordinary living spaces of Senegal, Mali, and four other West African countries are showcased in this elegantly composed, anti-ethnographic essay film from acclaimed Berkeley-based filmmaker/theorist/professor Trinh T. Minh-ha. A film on the poetics of dwelling, as Trinhs own website puts it, Naked Spaces has little interest in the arid explanations of... More >
Social Event | September 5 | 7:30-9 p.m. | Campbell Hall
Interested in astronomy and outer space? Or do you just like looking at the stars? Either way, come join us for the Department of Astronomy star party! The evening will start with a lecture on "Galaxies Across Cosmic Time" at Campbell Hall at 7:30 p.m. Afterwards, stay for star gazing at the rooftop observatory.
Film - Documentary | September 5 | 8-8:45 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building
Pacific Coast Entomological Society, Essig Museum of Entomology
Over the course of 60 years, Lois and Charlie OBrien, two of the foremost entomologists and pioneers in their field, traveled to more than 67 countries and quietly amassed the worlds largest private collection of insects.
Exhibits and Ongoing Events
Exhibit - Multimedia | August 19 – December 16, 2019 every day | 210 Wurster Hall
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.
Exhibit - Photography | August 28, 2019 – May 15, 2020 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | Stephens Hall, Townsend Center, 220 Stephens
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.
Exhibit - Multimedia | September 1, 2019 – August 31, 2020 every day | Free Speech Movement Cafe (Moffitt Library)
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.
Oranges 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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Exhibit - Artifacts | March 15 – December 15, 2019 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. | Hearst Museum of Anthropology
If you sip a cup of coffee, are you on drugs? If you try psychedelics, are you committing a crime? If you have a sweet tooth, are you a sugar addict?
Since the beginning of human existence, peoples of the world have altered their minds with countless plant-based substances. They have done so for many reasons, ranging from pleasure to health to ceremony, with effects both harmful and benign,... More >
Exhibit - Painting | March 27 – October 13, 2019 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-7 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
In this new commission for the BAMPFA Art Wall, entitled Ghost Demonstration, Amorales draws from the multiple histories of mural art in Mexico, the political demonstrations that occurred in Berkeley in the 1960s (as well as more recent events), and protests in the United Kingdom in the 1980s. In order to make this monumental mural, the artist used stencils of slogans from Berkeley protest... More >
Exhibit - Multimedia | September 5 | 4-7 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Slow downmen and women at work! Rubbernecking is encouraged in this study center viewing. Works on display include a photograph of female Czechoslovakian beet field workers by Margaret Bourke-White; images of peddlers and storekeepers selling chicken (a 1948 Shanghai photograph by Jack Birns), firewood (an album leaf by Kono Bairei), and mustard (a Whistler etching); an 1863 Indian sketch of a... More >