Wednesday, December 4, 2019
Performing Arts - Other | December 4 – 6, 2019 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday with exceptions | See Event Description for Locations
TDPS students will present performance techniques or pieces crafted and refined throughout the semester. All events are free and open to the public.
Miscellaneous | November 26 – December 6, 2019 every day | Eshleman Hall, Online Nomination
Each year, the Chancellor recognizes students, staff, faculty, and community partnerships that embody UC Berkeley's proud tradition of public service and commitment to improving our local and global community. Faculty, staff, undergraduate and graduate students, student organizations, and campus-community partnerships are all eligible. Award categories include: civic engagement, community-engaged... More >
Information Session | December 4 | 9:30-10 a.m. | Online
Heather Liston, UC Berkeley Extension program director
Financial planners and analysts reside at the intersection of accounting, economics and finance. These professionals also touch every function of the business in that every action has an economic impact.
Discover how this certificate can benefit you, whether you are looking to advance in your current business career or switch to a career in financial planning and analysis.
Information Session | December 4 | 11-11:30 a.m. | Online
Discover how this certificate, approved by the Human Resource Certification Institute, can help you make the most of growing opportunities in human resource management.
Information Session | December 4 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 309 Sproul Hall
Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowships are awarded on a competitive basis for the academic year and for summer. These fellowships encourage the study of less commonly taught foreign languages. This info session, presented by the Title VI-funded National Resource Centers at UC Berkeley that manage the FLAS fellowship program, will review the application and program requirements.
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.
BioE Seminar: Vibrational spectroscopy and plasmonics: a new toolbox for fingerprinting tumor-associated exosomes: Randy Carney, UC Davis
Seminar | December 4 | 12-1 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall
Randy Carney, UC Davis
"Vibrational spectroscopy and plasmonics: a new toolbox for fingerprinting tumor-associated exosomes"
Randy Carney, Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering, UC Davis
Lecture | December 4 | 12-1 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens
Lavery examines the contradictory role as both rival empire and cradle of exquisite beauty played by Japan in the Victorian imagination.
Do Conditional Cash Transfers Improve Economic Outcomes in the Next Generation? Evidence from Mexico: A Demography Brown Bag Talk
Colloquium | December 4 | 12-1 p.m. | 2232 Piedmont, Seminar Room
Susan Parker, Professor of Public Policy, University of Maryland School of Public Policy
Susan W. Parker is a professor in the School of Public Policy at University of Maryland. Her research focuses on education and health in developing countries and on the evaluation of programs and public policies. Her current projects include studying the causes and consequences of the rise in obesity in Mexico, the health impacts of public health insurance, and mobile banking in poor populations.
Information Session | December 4 | 12-12:30 p.m. | Online
UC Berkeley Extension's Professional Program in Graphic Design offers a study of design principles and an appreciation of historical and current trends. Find out how you can learn from industry professionals to build a portfolio and advance in the field.
Information Session | December 4 | 12-12:30 p.m. | Online
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.
Seminar | December 4 | 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 >
Information Session | December 4 | 12-12:30 p.m. | Online
Sigrid Mueller, M.A., UC Berkeley Extension, program director
Instructors and staff present information about directing others in their quest for higher education and career fulfillment. Learn about career opportunities, curriculum requirements and specific course content for both programs.
Performing Arts - Music | December 4 | 12 p.m. | Hertz Concert Hall | Note change in date
A Holiday Sing along with University Chorus directed be Wei Cheng
Free. No reserved seating.
Colloquium | December 4 | 12:10-1:15 p.m. | 1104 Berkeley Way West
Michael I. Norton, Professor, Harvard Business School
Rituals are ubiquitous in our personal lives enacted before performances or during family holidays and in our interactions with firms from sports fans doing the wave to customers being served wine after an elaborate uncorking. Our research has documented the benefits of rituals in domains ranging from grief recovery to chocolate consumption to team performance to singing Journeys Dont... More >
Workshop | December 4 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42
Maureen Kelly, ED.D., LCSW, Be Well at Work - Elder Care Program
As the population ages and our health systems provide less and less care, more caregiving responsibilities are being borne by family members. Caregiver stress, a result of the emotional and physical strain of caregiving, is reported at much higher levels by family caregivers than by non-caregivers. Caring for a loved one strains even the most resilient among us and impacts health. Caregivers,... More >
Insistent Things: What Artifacts have to Say about Buffalo Soldiers’ Campaign for Citizenship Rights
Lecture | December 4 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)
Laurie A. Wilkie, Professor, Anthropology, UC Berkeley
This paper will examine the ways that Black regulars serving in the frontier military used personal and company-owned artifacts to participate in national discourses on masculinity, citizenship and being human.
Information Session | December 4 | 1-2 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall
Sean Burns, Director, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships
OURS Staff will discuss eligibility criteria for SURF programs, benefits of the fellowship and tips for a successful application
Course | December 4 | 1:30-4 p.m. | 28 University Hall
This course details the process of designing Select Queries in a Microsoft Access database. Emphasis is placed on sorting, ranking, filtering, interactive criteria, and modular design techniques. Learning Objectives * Understand the purpose and interdependencies of the six major database object types. * Contrast flat file data storage against relational database management systems. * Design new... More >
Seminar | December 4 | 1:30-2:30 p.m. | 251 Hilgard Hall
Sarah Allen, National Park Service
Society of Conservation Biology
Sarah Allen is a retired marine ecologist in National Park Service. She has been working as National Park Service Pacific West Regions Ocean and Coastal Resources Program Lead and coordinating scientific research in the parks. In this talk, she will focus on the current and future challenges for national park management, and how to bring together scientists, practitioners, and the general public... More >
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
Special Event | October 22 – December 20, 2019 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 2-5 p.m. | 2224 Piedmont (Center for Digital Archaeology )
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 >
Seminar | December 4 | 2:10-3 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall
Indira Chatterji, Université Nice Sophia-Antipolis
Median spaces are a natural generalization of CAT(0) cube complexes. I will give the definition and examples, and discuss their relationship with Property (T).
BLISS Seminar: On sampling and inference of spatial fields from samples taken by a location-unaware mobile sensor
Seminar | December 4 | 3-4 p.m. | 400 Cory Hall
Animesh Kumar, IIT Bombay
We consider the problem of spatial field inference using a location-unaware mobile sensor moving along a known path. The location-unaware sensing/sampling locations are modeled as a renewal process along the path, where the renewal distribution is not known. In this setup, where sampling locations as well as sample-locations distribution is unknown, equispaced approximation of sampling locations... More >
Workshop | December 4 | 3-4 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 >
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 >
Seminar | December 4 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall
Alex Hening, Tufts University
A key question in population biology is understanding the conditions under which the species of an ecosystem persist or go extinct. Theoretical and empirical studies have shown that persistence can be facilitated or negated by both biotic interactions and environmental fluctuations. We study the dynamics of n interacting species that live in a stochastic environment. Our models are described by n... More >
Seminar | December 4 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall
DongGyu Lim, University of California, Berkeley
Lecture | December 4 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library
David Biggs, Professor of History, UC Riverside
Until recent conflicts over the South China Sea, Vietnams history has been almost wholly described in terrestrial terms. Seaborne connections across the East Sea and the Pacific have however played key roles in defining modern Vietnam. This talk reimagines Vietnam as an archipelago, a more permeable nation-system of nodes linked by flows of energy, food, people and technology.
Statistical Treatment of inverse problems constrained by differential equations-based models with stochastic terms: Neyman Seminar
Seminar | December 4 | 4-5 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall
Noemi Petra, UC Merced
In this talk, we introduce a statistical treatment of
inverse problems constrained by models with stochastic terms. The
solution of the forward problem is given by a distribution represented
numerically by an ensemble of simulations. The goal is to formulate
the inverse problem, in particular the objective function, to find the
closest forward distribution (i.e., the output of the... More >
Colloquium | December 4 | 4-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, 306 (HP Auditorium)
Gregory Abowd, Georgia Tech
Revisiting Weisers 30-year old inspirational vision on ubiquitous computing, we see that there are three factors that today limit the kind of ubiquity that Weiser described: power, cost, and form factor. Using these factors to drive our efforts, we have created examples of computational materials at Georgia Tech that demonstrate self-sustaining computational devices that are manufactured with... More >
Lecture | December 4 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall
Susannah Scott, University of California Santa Barbara
Heterogeneous catalyst design is often hampered by a lack of precise information about the molecular identity of the active sites. Synthesizing model catalysts with control of the local structure allows us to interrogate the active sites about their interactions with reactants and products.
Colloquium | December 4 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 126 Barrows Hall
Louise Bedsworth, Executive Director, Strategic Growth Council; Zack Subin, Senior Consultant, Energy + Environmental Economics; Jeff Hobson, Independent Consultant; Merrian Borgeson, Senior Scientist, Natural Resources Defense Council
University of California, Berkeley
This colloquium features a panel of four accomplished Energy and Resources Group alumni who are leading advocates for liveable, equitable communities that address large-scale challenges like gridlock and climate change. ERG student Emma Tome will facilitate discussion of the panelists' academic and career paths, as well as current challenges these ERGies are tackling in their work within... More >
Seminar | December 4 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 3 Evans Hall
Indira Chatterji, Université Nice Sophia-Antipolis
I will discuss actions on Lp-spaces, and describe some geometric features of a discrete group that can give such an action.
Lecture | December 4 | 5-7 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall
Ursula B. Brosseder, Bonn University
Numerous, far-reaching migrations and contacts have taken place during prehistory across the vast Eurasian steppes, reaching from Eastern Europe or the Near East to Inner Asia and present-day China. However, the intensity and speed of connectivity between East and West changed profoundly in the late first millennium BC. Traditional narrative holds that this change was initiated by the travels of... More >
Panel Discussion | December 4 | 5-6:30 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Room
Professors Victoria Robinson, Irene Bloemraad and Joanna Reed will discuss how their American Cultures/Sociology courses use census data, combined with original data, to better understand the needs of Bay Area communities. Students will be sharing their findings, and curator-led tours of the Power and the People exhibit will be offered.
Special Event | December 4 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | South Hall
The evolution of cryptography on the Internet, with Nick Sullivan of Cloudflare.
Conference/Symposium | December 4 | 6-10 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Pauley Ballroom
Techfair is a showcase focused on bringing together Berkeley's brightest student makers students who're creating innovative, disruptive solutions to real-world problems. It's an event that identifies and highlights the side projects created by the maker community driving the Berkeley startup ecosystem.
Reading - Literary | December 4 | 6-7:30 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall
Join us at the CMES for a conversation with acclaimed novelist Massoud Hayoun about his new novel, When We Were Arabs: A Jewish Familys Forgotten History.
There was a time when being an Arab didnt mean you were necessarily Muslim. It was a time when Oscar Hayoun, a Jewish Arab, strode along the Nile in a fashionable suit after Shabbat services on his way to bring tobacco to his dying... More >
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 - Feature | December 4 | 7 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
You know somethings happening, but you dont know what it is, do you, Mr. Klein? Played with manicured indifference by Alain Delon, Klein is a dispassionate art dealer profiting from the desperation of Jews fleeing occupied France in the early forties. When he learns that the Nazi authorities suspect him of being a Jew, he seeks out the identity of a shadowy double, another Mr. Klein, living... More >
Performing Arts - Music | December 4 | 8-10 p.m. | Zellerbach Hall
Beethoven/12 Variations on Mozarts Ein Mädchen oder Weibchen (from Die Zauberflöte), Op. 66
Barber/Cello Sonata in C minor, Op. 6
Rachmaninoff/Cello Sonata in G minor, Op. 19
$42-68 (prices subject to change)
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 - 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 >
Show UCB ID to enter Moffitt Library
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 >
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 >