<< Tuesday, November 12, 2019 >>

Tuesday, November 12, 2019

Symposium: What should we do with our biogas?: Waste treatment plants and dairies generate biogas. This workshop shares experiences for using this resource.

Conference/Symposium | November 12 | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. | University of California, Merced, California Room

 5200 Lake Road, Merced, CA 95343

 CITRIS and the Banatao Institute

Waste treatment plants, dairies and other industries across California are generating biogas at an increasing rate, exceeding their need for heating digester feed materials.

What are the best options for using the biogas? And what remaining questions need more exploration?

This one-day workshop at the University of California, Merced will bring together experts, who have years of experience...   More >

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Disability Management: Understanding the Process (BEUHS550)

Workshop | November 12 | 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

 Be Well at Work - Disability Management

Come and join us for an Interactive and Informative look into the process of Disability Management.

This workshop uses Scenario-based instruction to teach and reinforce subjects such as the Interactive Process; Essential Job Functions; Reading and analyzing Work Status notes; the Transition back-to-work and Effectiveness of Accommodation(s) and its documentation; Applicable State and Federal...   More >

BPM 109 Compensation and Benefits

Workshop | November 12 | 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | #24 University Hall

 Human Resources

This workshop is for UC Berkeley Staff. The content covers the basics of managing employee compensation and understanding the benefits structure, benefits eligibility, related benefits packages, and the employment/life events that impact benefits.

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RAPDP - Foundational - Budget Development

Workshop | November 12 | 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 28 University Hall

 Human Resources

Synopsis: An Excel-based workshop that guides participants through how to create a proposal budget and narrative justification that is compliant with sponsor restrictions and consistent with University HR policies. Participants will learn to build budgets from scratch, as well as by using the CSS templates. Learning Objectives: • Recognize the policy and compliance considerations in preparing a...   More >

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November Open Berkeley Site Builder Training

Workshop | November 12 | 9:30-11:30 a.m. | 104A Banway Building

 2111 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94720

 Information Services and Technology (IST)

Open Berkeley Site Builder Training sessions cover the fundamentals of the Open Berkeley turnkey website solution.

Dissertation Talk: e-mission: an open source, extensible platform for human mobility systems

Lecture | November 12 | 10:30-11:30 a.m. | 380 Soda Hall

 K. Shankari, EECS Department, UC Berkeley

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Decarbonizing transportation is challenging because it depends on individual behaviors, and local land use planning. Its solutions can come from Computational Mobility (CM). CM focuses on collecting, analysing and influencing human travel behavior. e-mission is an extensible platform whose modular architecture, use of virtual sensors, and reproducible pipeline form a robust foundation for CM.

Durable antibody-mediated immunity: lessons from flaviviruses and metabolism

Seminar | November 12 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

 Deepta Bhattacharya, University of Arizona, Department of Immunobiology

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

BASF Lectureship in Chemical Sciences: Studies of the Assembly of the Thioheptose Core of Albomycins

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

 Ben Liu, Department of Chemistry, University of Texas at Austin

 College of Chemistry

Sulfur is an essential element for life and is found in all living systems. Yet, how the sulfur is incorporated in many sulfur-containing secondary metabolites remains poorly understood. Albomycin δ2 is an unusual naturally occurring nucleoside that possesses a sulfur-containing furanose, which is essential for its potent antibiotic activity against clinically important pathogens. The...   More >

Seminar 217, Risk Management: CANCELLED

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

 Consortium for Data Analytics in Risk

Chronic Exposure to Traffic-Related Air Pollution and Cancer Risk: Are we all Susceptible?

Lecture | November 12 | 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 5101 Berkeley Way West

 Public Health, School of

Traffic-related air pollution (TRAP) is classified as a Group 1 human carcinogen by the International Agency for Research on Cancer, yet a relatively weak association is usually observed in population-based epidemiological studies. In his talk, Dr. Gerber will discuss two possible explanations for the latter phenomenon: (a) certainty of exposure and misclassification; and (b) differential...   More >

Student Faculty Macro Lunch - "Job-Finding and Job-Losing: A Comprehensive Model of Heterogeneous Individual Labor-Market Dynamics"

Presentation | November 12 | 12-1 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Marianna Kudlyak, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

 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.

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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.

Amman: City in the Middle, An Overview | Marwan Hanania

Lecture | November 12 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Marwan Hanania, University of California, Berkeley

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

A vast urban space inhabited by over 4 million people, Amman occupies a strategic position in the Levant. Despite meager resources and the arrival of continuous waves of Palestinian, Iraqi and Syrian migrants, the city has remained relatively peaceful over the course of its modern history. This presentation will highlight some of the characteristics that have defined the Jordanian capital's urban...   More >

Space Physics Seminar

Seminar | September 17 – December 3, 2019 every Tuesday | 1-2 p.m. | 325 LeConte Hall

 Space Sciences Laboratory (SSL)

How to Secure a 1L Diversity Fellowship Panel: With Morrison and Foerster LLP

Panel Discussion | November 12 | 1-2 p.m. | The Law Building, Room 130

 Berkeley Law

Co-sponsored by La Raza Law Students Association & First Generation Professionals

Pleases join us to learn best practices from MoFo attorneys on how to apply for and secure a 1L diversity fellowship.

Seminar 218, Psychology and Economics: Anti-Bunching: A new test for signaling motives in prosocial behavior

Seminar | November 12 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall | Note change in date

 David Birke, University of California, Berkeley

 Department of Economics

War in Raqqa: Rhetoric vs. Reality

Special Event | October 22 – December 20, 2019 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 2-5 p.m. |  2224 Piedmont (Center for Digital Archaeology )

 Human Rights Center

Experience photographs, videos, open source investigations, and 360° Virtual Reality that document the assault on Raqqa, Syria by coalition forces in 2017. The show draws on Amnesty International's investigations, supported by students in UC Berkeley's Human Rights Investigations Lab and the Digital Verification Corps worldwide. Immerse yourself in video, testimonials, satellite imagery and maps...   More >

Proving Student Competence in Higher Education

Lecture | November 12 | 3-4 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Room 630, Bechtel Board Room

 Center for Studies in Higher Education

Student experience and student competence are often viewed as separate things, though in any realistic sense they are closely interlinked. Students, teachers and universities engage for all kinds of intrinsic reasons, but importantly to learn and achieve. Experience and engagement are part of the same educational journey. Identifying and leading patterns in such journeys and linking them to...   More >

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The Largest Online Wargaming Event Ever: SIGNAL online play festival

Special Event | November 12 | 3-5 p.m. | 2150 Shattuck Ave, Suite 230

  , Berkeley, CA 94704

 Nuclear Science and Security Consortium

Join us for the Largest Online Wargaming Event Ever on November 12th at 3:00 pm in the NSSC Suite (2150 Shattuck Ave, Suite 230). Fun! Wargames! Pizza!

The SIGNAL online play festival will bring together as many players as possible for a one-time event. Institutions across the country will be hosting SIGNAL parties to play together in a fun and lively environment.

Thousands have signed up...   More >

Harmonic Analysis and Differential Equations Student Seminar: Geodesic stretch, pressure metric and the marked length spectrum rigidity conjecture

Seminar | November 12 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Thibault Lefebvre, Paris 11

 Department of Mathematics

In 1985, Burns and Katok conjectured that the marked length spectrum of a negatively-curved Riemannian manifold (namely the collection of lengths of closed geodesics marked by the free homotopy of the manifold) should determine the metric up to isometries. This conjecture was independently proved for surfaces in 1990 by Croke and Otal but since then little progress has been accomplished in higher...   More >

Before the Flood: The Itaipu Dam and the Visibility of Rural Brazil A Conversation with the Author

Lecture | November 12 | 4-5 p.m. |  2334 Bowditch (Center for Latin American Studies)

 Jacob Blanc, Lecturer in Latin American History at the University of Edinburgh., University of Edinburgh

 Center for Latin American Studies

In the 1970s and 1980s, Brazilian communities facing displacement by the Itaipu Dam — which is now largest producer of hydroelectric power in the world — stood up against the military officials overseeing the dam's construction. In the context of an emerging national fight for democracy, they elevated their struggle for land into a referendum on the dictatorship itself. Jacob Blanc will discuss...   More >

Itaipu Dam in Brazil. (Photo courtesy of Duke University Press.)

After Obamageddon: Reflections on the Rise of Right-Wing 'Doomsday' Prepping in 21st Century America

Colloquium | November 12 | 4-5:30 p.m. |  Shorb House, Latinx Research Center

 2547 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA 94720

 Michael Mills, Lecturer in Criminology, School of Social Policy, Sociology, and Social Research, University of Kent

 Center for Right-Wing Studies, Center for Ethnographic Research

This talk draws on a sustained ethnography of American 'Doomsday' prepping. Drawing on fieldwork taking place in 2014 and 2018, it pays particular attention to the political dimensions of doomsday prepping culture, including the political discontents that many preppers identify as energizing their activities (under both Obama and Trump).

Imaging, Understanding and Controlling of Nanoscale Materials Transformations

Seminar | November 12 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Haimei Zheng, Materials Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab

 College of Chemistry

Nanoscale materials often change structure and morphology during growth, self-assembly, and use as they interact with the environment, especially in solution processes. An understanding of their responses to an external stimulus at the atomic/molecular level may allow us to control their transformations, providing a rational pathway for the design of novel materials. For this purpose, we have...   More >

Physics Abroad Application Info Session: for Summer 2020

Information Session | November 12 | 4-5 p.m. | 1 LeConte Hall

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Learn more about the different physics abroad programs and demystify the application process and eligibility requirements for the Summer 2020 program at one of our info sessions. If you plan to apply, we recommend you attend one of these sessions to make sure you submit your application correctly!

Learning from Censored and Dependent Data

Seminar | November 12 | 4-5 p.m. | Banatao Auditorium, 310 Sutardja Dai Hall

 Constantinos Daskalakis, Professor, Department of Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Machine Learning is invaluable for extracting insights from large volumes of data. A key assumption enabling many methods, however, is having access to training data comprising independent observations from the entire distribution of relevant data. In practice, data is commonly missing due to measurement limitations, legal restrictions, or data collection and sharing practices. Moreover,...   More >

Bernard Moses Memorial Lectures featuring Waldo E. Martin, Jr.: DEEP SOUL: Twentieth-Century African American Freedom Struggles and the Making of the Modern World

Lecture | November 12 | 4:10 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room

 Waldo E. Martin, Jr., Alexander F. & May T. Morrison Professor of American History & Citizenship, University of California, Berkeley

 Graduate Division

Waldo E. Martin, Jr. will present the Bernard Moses Memorial Lecture on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 titled "DEEP SOUL: Twentieth-Century African American Freedom Struggles and the Making of the Modern World." This public lecture is part of UC Berkeley’s commemorative events spotlighting African American history after the passage of the 400 Years of African-American History Commission Act.

Waldo E. Martin, Jr.

Aishwary Kumar | Can the People Rule? Gandhi, Dignity, and Resentment: Celebrating the 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi

Lecture | November 12 | 5-7 p.m. | 10 Stephens Hall

 Aishwary Kumar, Visiting Professor of Political Theory and Intellectual History, Department of History of Consciousness at UC-Santa Cruz

 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 British Studies, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Center for Initiative on Political Conflict, Gender and People's Rights Race and Gender

A talk by political theorist and intellectual historian of South Asia, empire, and the Global South, Professor Aishwary Kumar.

"Lampedusa: Migrant Tragedy" a Lecture with John Kerrigan

Lecture | November 12 | 5-7 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, Maude Fife Room 315 Wheeler Hall | Note change in date

 Department of English

Lecture by John Kerrigan, Professor of English at Cambridge University

Global Internships Info Session

Information Session | November 12 | 5-6 p.m. | Clark Kerr Campus, Building 7, Second Floor Lounge

 Berkeley Study Abroad

If you've ever wanted to intern abroad, now is your chance! Come to a Global Internships info session to learn more about the professional opportunities available in 13 global cities.

At the info sessions, we'll be answering your questions about where you can go, how the internship placements works, and the application deadline.

Hope to see you there!

Film Screening Series: Arab Cities | The Time That Remains

Film - Documentary | November 12 | 5:30-8 p.m. | 172 Wurster Hall

 Ahmad Diab, Professor, Department of Near Eastern Studies, University of California, Berkeley

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Director: Elia Shohat, 2009 (109 min)

Guest presentation given by Professor Ahmad Diab, Near Eastern Studies.

The Time That Remains is a 2009 semi-biographical drama film written and directed by Palestinian director Elia Suleiman. The film stars Ali Suliman, Elia Suleiman, Saleh Bakri and Samar Qudha Tanus. It gives an account of the creation of the Israeli state from 1948 to the present.

Health vs Havoc: A discussion of nutrition, sanity and unapologetic deliciousness

Lecture | November 12 | 5:30-8 p.m. | Berkeley Way West, First Floor Colloquia

 Public Health, School of

Berkeley Public Health celebrates 35 years of The Wellness Letter, a publication launched by our faculty and staff in 1984 with the goal of providing evidence-based health and wellness tips to the public.

The celebration will begin with an overview of The Wellness Letter’s history and the recent evolution of our Health and Wellness Publications.
Afterwards, nutrition scientist and Stanford...   More >

Certificate Program in Personal Financial Planning Information Session

Information Session | November 12 | 6-7 p.m. | 503 UC Berkeley Extension (SF Campus at 160 Spear St.)

 UC Berkeley Extension

Learn to analyze and advise in all core areas of personal financial planning, which meet the established requirements of the Certified Financial Planner Board, and provide CFP® Certification Examination eligibility.

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Post-Baccalaureate Health Professions Program

Information Session | November 12 | 6-7:30 p.m. | 713 UC Berkeley Extension San Francisco Campus

 160 Spear St., San Francisco, CA

 UC Berkeley Extension

Gain academic preparation in the sciences along with personalized advising to enhance your application to medical, dental or veterinary school, as well as to advanced degree programs in medical- and health-related fields.

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Oracle Tech Talk: OAC TO OCI Gen2 Cloud

Information Session | November 12 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Join Vineeta Saxena, Senior Director, Software Development, form the Oracle Analytics Cloud group.

Come hear Vineeta talk about rolling out Oracle Analytics on OCI (Gen2) Cloud.

Meet with Oracle reps to learn about exciting opportunities at Oracle.

Dinner will be served. We'll be raffling off a pair of AirPods at the end of the evening!

To explore Product Development Roles, visit...   More >

A Debate on Breaking Up Big Tech at the Berkeley Forum: Resolved: The U.S. Federal Government should invoke antitrust legislation to break up big technology corporations such as Amazon, Google, and Facebook

Lecture | November 12 | 6-7 p.m. | N100 Chou Hall

  , Berkeley, CA 94720

 Jonathan Taplin, Director Emeriitus, University of Southern California; Jessica Powell, Former VP of Communications, Google; Hemant Bhargava, Professor of Technology Management, University of California, Davis

 The Berkeley Forum

Over the last two decades, the valuation and market share of America's largest technology companies has increased massively. Now, some of these companies are under investigation for abusing their customers' privacy, abusing freedom of expression, enabling foreign powers to influence the American political process, and engaging in anti-competitive activities. Many now argue that the U.S....   More >


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Land to the Tiller?: Gender and the Distribution of Land in Latin America

Lecture | November 12 | 6:30-7:30 p.m. |  Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center

 Carmen Diana Deere

 Master of Development Practice

Why has the gender distribution of land ownership in Latin America continued to be so unequal despite the strengthening of women’s land rights over the past forty years and a tendency towards the feminization of peasant agricultural production? And why have recent progressive governments been unable to engage in substantial land redistribution? Dr. Deere will review three moments of land reform...   More >

Food Tech Investor Panel + Plant-Based Foods Market

Panel Discussion | November 12 | 6:30-9 p.m. | 505 UC Berkeley Extension (SF Campus at 160 Spear St.)

 Yanniv Dorone, Investor, AgFunder; Alex Kopelyan, Program Director & Partner, IndieBio/ SOSV

 UC Berkeley Extension, EPIC TECH EVENTS

We're delighted to have Anna Cho at UC Berkeley Extension with a unique Food Tech Investor panel! Join us on November 12 at 6:30 pm at UC Berkeley Extension's San Francisco Center and meet with Yanniv Dorone, Investor (2019 Forbes 30 Under 30), AgFunder, and Alex Kopelyan, Program Director & Partner, IndieBio/ SOSV.

You will also have the opportunity to learn more about SUPER[U], Airy ...   More >

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International Grad Happy Hour

Social Event | October 22 – December 3, 2019 every Tuesday with exceptions | 6:30-7:30 p.m. |  Raleigh's

 2438 Telegraph Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Come take a break from your studies and connect with the international graduate community on campus! These weekly happy hour meetups are a great chance to relax and socialize with other international grads.

Ash Is Purest White

Film - Feature | November 12 | 6:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

A gangster’s wife stands on her own in Jia Zhangke’s expansive narrative of empowerment and survival, set against the tumultuous political and cultural changes of twenty-first-century China. Jia’s wife and longtime muse Zhao Tao, whose roles in his Unknown Pleasures and Still Life serve as inspiration, stars as a woman saddled with a mobster lover who’s seen one too many John Woo films; she first...   More >

RESCHEDULED: Cine Latino ¡Las Sandinistas!

Film - Documentary | November 12 | 7-9 p.m. | 106 Moffitt Undergraduate Library

 Center for Latin American Studies

¡Las Sandinistas! reveals the untold stories of Nicaraguan women warriors and social revolutionaries who shattered barriers during Nicaragua’s 1979 Sandinista Revolution and the ensuing U.S.-backed Contra War. Today, as the current Sandinista government is erasing these women's stories of heroism, social reform, and military accomplishments from history books, these same women are fighting to...   More >

(Image from ¡Las Sandinistas!)

Full: Noh and Kunqu Opera

Performing Arts - Dance | November 12 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Jubilith Moore performs song and dance excerpts from Japanese Noh, highlighting the wide spectrum of female characters: an angel risking death to teach the lesson of compassion; a mother searching for her son and driven mad by her loss; and a mother who sacrifices herself for the sake of her son’s future. Drawing from a different East Asian theatrical tradition, Chinese actress Sabrina Hou...   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.

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 >

Power and the People: The U.S. Census and Who Counts

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 >

Power to the People

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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Object Lessons: The Egyptian Collections of the University of California, Berkeley

Exhibit - Artifacts | November 11, 2019 – May 22, 2020 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday with exceptions | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Bancroft Library, Gallery and Corridor

 Friends of The Bancroft Library, Bancroft Library, Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

Object Lessons brings together ancient and modern Egyptian artifacts from the Center for the Tebtunis Papyri and the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology in an exhibition in The Bancroft Library Gallery and Corridor. In the gallery, we invite you to explore how items from everyday life were created and discarded, excavated and conserved, from antiquity to the present day. The corridor...   More >