Wednesday, October 2, 2019
Workshop | October 2 | 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Ed Center
Mary Kelly, Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor/Disability Specialist, Be Well at Work - Disability Management
Disability Management: Understanding the Process II-A Deeper Dive. This workshop is a hands-on continuation and application of concepts learned in the Disability Management: Understanding the Process workshop. Participants will have the opportunity to work through 'real' case scenarios, suggested by participants, we will...
- Do detailed analysis of work restrictions
- Identify... More >
Workshop | October 2 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | 24 University Hall
Synopsis: An introductory workshop that presents key concepts in compliance and cost policy, including an overview of the regulatory hierarchy, the delegation of authority, and the types of research agreements managed by RAs. Learning Objectives: State why there are regulations in research and name direct consequences of non-compliance Define the Federal and University guidelines involved in... More >
Workshop | October 2 | 10-11 a.m. | Online Webinar
Join Berkeley International Office as you prepare to put together your documents for your OPT application. This webinar will cover required documents, how to fill out the forms, and most common mistakes in the application. In addition, there will be a Q&A portion during which you can ask specific questions about your own application.
Please note that this webinar is specifically for OPT... More >
Special Event | October 2 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden
Most plants are rooted in place, which makes dispersing their fruits and seeds particularly important. Discover how plants have adapted to distribute their seeds using wind, water and animals to help the next generation flourish and spread.
Seminar | October 2 | 11:10 a.m.-12:10 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall
Sebastian Hummel, Bielefield
I will give a brief introduction to the setup of Ewens sampling formula in the context of population genetics. The main aim will be to prove the formula using the combinatorial arguments of Griffiths/Lessard. Finally, if time permits, I explain Feller's construction to generate random permutations weighted by the number of their cycles.
Interested in studying abroad? A Berkeley Study Abroad Peer Adviser will hold office hours at EOP every Wednesday from 11:30am-1:30pm during the fall semester to answer questions about program options, scholarships, how to apply and additional services offered!
Sign-up for a spot on http://tinyurl.com/eopstudyabroad.
Seminar | October 2 | 12-1 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium, 310
CITRIS Research Exchange is free and open to the public. Each one-hour seminar starts at 12 pm and is hosted at the Banatao Auditorium in Sutardja Dai Hall on the UC Berkeley campus unless otherwise noted. Register by the Monday prior to the event to receive lunch.
Plant and Microbial Biology Seminar: "Functional analysis of genes in regulating perianth identity and development in orchids"
Seminar | October 2 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall
Chang Hsien Yang, National Chung Hsing University
Dr. Yang's research interests include the study of the mechanisms controlling flower transition, flower organ formation, flower senescence and male sterility. For his work he has received the Outstanding Research Award from the National Science Council (NSC) and Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST), Academic Award and National Chair Professorships from the Ministry of Education (MOE). He... More >
Lecture | October 2 | 12-1 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens
Noë explores the many unexpected ways in which baseball is truly a philosophical kind of game a window on language, culture, and the nature of human action, intertwined with deep and fundamental human truths.
Seminar | October 2 | 12-1 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall
Joel Collier, Duke University
"Active Immunotherapies from Supramolecular Assemblies"
Joel Collier, Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Duke University
Seminar | October 2 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 VLSB, Grinnell-Miller Library
MVZ Lunch is a graduate level seminar series (IB264) based on current and recent vertebrate research. Professors, graduate students, staff, and visiting researchers present on current and past research projects. The seminar meets every Wednesday from 12- 1pm in the Grinnell-Miller Library. Enter through the MVZ's Main Office, 3101 Valley Life Sciences Building, and please let the receptionist... More >
Presentation | October 2 | 12 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Senior Curator for Asian Art Julia White introduces the first US exhibition focused on the art of Sakaki Hyakusen, the founding father of the Nanga school of painting in Japan. Her tour will highlight the extensive conservation of Mountain Landscape, a pair of six-fold screens considered one of Hyakusens masterpieces.
Colloquium | October 2 | 12-1 p.m. | 2232 Piedmont, Seminar Room
Jeronimo Muñiz, Professor, Sociology, University of British Columbia
Jeronimo Muniz is an Associate Professor of Sociology from the Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil, and will be a Visiting Scholar with the department until the end of 2019. His main research employs quantitative methods and empirical simulations to understand the construction of racial realities from predefined analytical categories.
Lecture | October 2 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)
Marston presents recent work from an ancient urban center in central Anatolia (modern Turkey), where complex agricultural strategies were employed to adapt to coincident environmental and social change on both local and regional scales.
Lecture | October 2 | 12-2 p.m. | 5101 Berkeley Way West
Daniel Perlman, PhD, Centre for Girls Education; Lawali Nassourou, PhD, University Abdou Moumouni; Alisha Graves, MPH, The OASIS Initiative
The Bixby Center for Population, Health and Sustainability
Performing Arts - Music | October 2 | 12 p.m. | Hertz Concert Hall
20th century English art song cycles by Vaughan Williams, Finzi, Gurney performed by students of the vocal studies program.
William Basset, baritone
Emily Drummond, mezzo-soprano
Luke Dzwonczyk, baritone
Jeffrey Sykes, piano
Nikolas Nackley, director
Free. No reserved seating.
Self-Control in Nonverbal and Social Behavior Causes and Predicts Increases in the Attribution and Attainment of Status
Colloquium | October 2 | 12:10-1:15 p.m. | 1104 Berkeley Way West
Dana R. Carney, Barbara and Gerson Bakar Faculty Fellow, BerkeleyHaas
In work led by Michael Rosenblum, we hypothesized that nonverbal and social behavioral demonstrations of self-control/restraint would lead to higher attributions of statusregardless of that persons actual status.
Workshop | October 2 | 1-4:15 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club
Tina Benitez, IBCLC, Certified Lactation Consultant
This 3 hour class is taught by a certified lactation consultant and is broken up into two parts.
The first portion of the class, 1-3pm, addresses breastfeeding basics and problem solving. The second portion of class, 3:15-4:15pm, covers returning-to-work planning and breast pumps. Those who have already attended a breastfeeding class are welcome to join the last portion of the class.
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Tour/Open House | January 2 – December 4, 2019 the first Wednesday of the month every month | 1:30-2:45 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden
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 | October 2 | 3-4 p.m. | 400 Cory Hall
Amir Gholami, UC Berkeley
Model size and inference speed have become major challenged in the deployment of Neural Networks for many applications. A promising approach to address these is quantization. However, existing quantization methods use ad-hoc approaches and tricks that do not generalize to different models and require significant hand tuning. To address this, we have recently developed a new systematic approach... More >
Social Event | August 28 – December 11, 2019 every Wednesday | 3-4 p.m. | Windmill Coffee House
Berkeley International Office's Coffee Break is a weekly opportunity for UC Berkeley global students to meet and engage with one another in a relaxing environment. Its a chance to enjoy free coffee, share stories about your experiences on campus, and get to know Berkeley International Office advisers. All UC Berkeley students are invited. Students are free to talk about anything, but we'll also... More >
Film - Feature | October 2 | 3:10 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Thats right, chaps, remember were British! Thats a running joke in this series, but it starts here. John Osbornes screen adaptation of his tragicomisatiric play unabashedly retains an aura of theater, set against the evocative backdrop of a seedy seaside town. Laurence Olivier portrays a never-was music-hall comedian and philanderer, Archie Rice; Joan Plowright and Alan Bates (his screen... More >
Seminar | October 2 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall
Philip Wood, U. C. Berkeley Mathematics
For fixed positive integers m, we consider the product of m independent n by n random matrices with iid entries as in the limit as n tends to infinity. Under suitable assumptions on the entries of each matrix, it is known that the limiting empirical distribution of the eigenvalues is described by the m-th power of the circular law. Moreover, this same limiting distribution continues to hold if... More >
Seminar | October 2 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall
Yanshuai Qin, University of California, Berkeley
Department of Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology Seminar: Environmental impact on chromatin and transcription
Seminar | October 2 | 4-5 p.m. | 114 Morgan Hall
Robert Schneider, Max Planck
Colloquium | October 2 | 4-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, 306 (HP Auditorium)
Eli Yablonovitch, Berkeley EECS
Antenna Physics has been taken for granted in both Engineering and Physics. Yet when a new technologycellphonesemerged nobody knew how to proceed. The result was a hilarious progression of cellphone antenna designs over 20 years, which made no scientific sense, yet were manufactured and distributed in hundreds of millions of units. The actual physics of antennas is hardly taught, nor is it... More >
Join UC Berkeley Master of Engineering students for an executive speaker series with leaders from different technology industries. The technology industry forms a vital part of the Northern California economy and these sessions provide an opportunity to deepen your understanding and connections. Engage with innovative leaders from top companies, deepen your industry and functional knowledge and... More >
Center for Computational Biology Seminar: Reconstructing Human Population History in Africa using Genomic Data
Seminar | October 2 | 4-5 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center
Brenna Henn, Associate Professor, UC Davis
Over twenty-five years ago, geneticists sequenced mitochondrial DNA from a diverse sample of human populations and hypothesized that all humans have a common origin in Africa 200,000 years ago. The broad outlines of this hypothesis remain remarkably unaltered, but many details of our African origin continue to be elusive. After decades of advances in human genetics, we are no longer data limited... More >
Engineering ultrastable protein scaffolds for the programmable assembly of multifunctional nanobiomaterials/ New radical halogenases for the engineering of amino acid-based products
Colloquium | October 2 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall
Sam Lim, PhD student in the Clark Group; Monica Neugebauer, PhD student in the Chang Group
Engineering ultrastable protein scaffolds for the programmable assembly of multifunctional nanobiomaterials/New radical halogenases for the engineering of amino acid-based products
Seminar | October 2 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 3 Evans Hall
Clayton McDonald, Boston College
A knot K in $S^3$ is slice if it is the cross section of an embedded 2-sphere in $S^4$, and it is doubly slice if the 2-sphere is unknotted. Although slice knots are very well-studied, doubly slice knots have been given comparatively less attention. We prove that an odd pretzel knot is doubly slice if it has 2n+1 twist parameters consisting of n+1 copies of a and n copies of -a for some odd... More >
Special Event | October 2 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 202 South Hall
Distraction versus learning with mobile devices in the classroom and student success
Lecture | October 2 | 5-7 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall
Adrienne Mayor, Stanford University
Fierce Amazons are featured in some of the most famous Greek myths.
Every great hero, from Heracles to Achilles, battled these powerful warrior queens.
But were Amazons real? Join Adrienne Mayor as she recounts tales of women warriors and uncovers some realities behind the myths.
Janaki Bakhle | Gandhi, Savarkar and the Muslim Question: Celebrating the 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi
Lecture | October 2 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)
Janaki Bakhle, Associate Professor of History, UC Berkeley
Munis Faruqui, Director, Institute for South Asia Studies; Sarah Kailath Professor of India Studies; Associate Professor in the Department of South and Southeast Asian Studies
Institute for South Asia Studies, Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies, Center for Initiative on Political Conflict, Gender and People's Rights Race and Gender, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Center for British Studies, Department of History
A talk by Professor Janaki Bakhle, Associate Professor of History at UC Berkeley.
Meeting | January 14, 2015 – December 18, 2019 every Wednesday | 6:15-7:30 p.m. | 3111 Etcheverry Hall
Toastmasters has been the world leader in teaching public speaking since 1924. Meetings are an enjoyable self-paced course designed to get you up and running as a speaker in only a few months.
Film - Documentary | October 2 | 7-8:30 p.m. | 102 Moffitt Undergraduate Library
Amazônia Groove is framed by a trip up the Amazon River into remote parts of northeastern Brazil. Trees and water glide by along with stories and songs, and director Bruno Murtinho introduces a group of accomplished musicians, each of whom tells a tale of land, water, and life. From traditional bolero music to modern "technobrega," artists perform and discuss the power of music in Brazil and... More >
Film - Feature | October 2 | 7 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
The film perhaps most identified with the Surrealist movement, Lage dor was described on its release as a desperate pursuit of a wonderful love across the ferocious and cunning snares of social life (Jean-Paul Dreyfus). Luis Buñuel himself reflected, Lage dor is the only film in my career conceived and created in a state of euphoria and enthusiasm, of vertigo for overthrowing things and... More >
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 >
Exhibit - Artifacts | September 16, 2019 – March 1, 2020 every day | Doe Library, Bernice Layne Brown Gallery
Since 1790, the U.S. Census has impacted many aspects of our lives. It determines congressional apportionment, decides which communities receive a slice of $500,000,000,000 in federal funds, and provides information essential to policy making. Census questions also reflect the beliefs, concerns and prejudices of their time, starting with the first census which mandated that enslaved people be... 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 4 – November 27, 2019 every Wednesday | 12:15 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Explore the spirit of Surrealism with a guided tour of Strange, which features a diverse array of works from the BAMPFA collection invoking the improbable, uncanny, mysterious, and miraculous.