<< August 2018 >>

Thursday, August 2, 2018

The Faces of Japanese Performing Arts: Hearst Museum Lounge Lecture

Lecture | August 2 | 6-8 p.m. | Hearst Museum of Anthropology, 102 Kroeber Hall

 Nick Ishimaru, Theatre of Yugen

 Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

About this event -
Nick Ishimaru will present a lecture on the history of Japanese performing arts, focusing on the types of masks and facial expressions used in these dramatic forms. He will be bringing with him several masks, as well as demonstrating how to wear them and performing selected excerpts of plays to show off how they would be used in performance.

About the speaker -
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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Creating a Job Search Strategy: A Free Career Webinar: Practical Tips to Help You Find and Land Your Next Job

Lecture | August 15 | 12-1 p.m. |  Online

 Erin Ewart, Careers for Social Impact

 UC Berkeley Extension

Are you currently job searching or about to begin the process? Feeling anxiety about how and where to get started, or where to spend your time? In this webinar, career coach Erin Ewart will help you learn how to be strategic with your time and share tried-and-true methods that will help you find and land the job you’re looking for.

 This webinar will be presented live and a recording will be emailed to those who have registered. Register online

Saturday, August 18, 2018

Science Lecture - Controlling electron beams with lasers: Revealing protein structure

Lecture | August 18 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 131 Campbell Hall

 Osip Schwartz, Department of Physics


On a microscopic level, every function of life is performed by biological macromolecules. To understand how these molecular machines work, it is necessary to know the three-dimensional structure of their constituent protein complexes. Recently, a breakthrough in protein structure studies has been brought about by a series of technological advances in transmission electron microscopes, imaging...   More >

Laser-controlled electron microscopy

Thursday, August 23, 2018

The Handmaid's Tale Escapes from Its Book: The On the Same Page Keynote lecture

Lecture | August 23 | 7-8:30 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Margaret Atwood

 College of Letters & Science

Margaret Atwood's classic, and timely, novel The Handmaid's Tale has been selected as the focus of this year's On the Same Page program at UC Berkeley. Atwood will kick off the program with a lecture in the first week of classes, giving us food for thought to animate and inform ongoing discussions of her work throughout the fall term.

 Show a valid Cal id for free admission. At 6:45 we will open admission to the general public if any seats remain.

Margaret Atwood

Friday, August 24, 2018

Members' Walk: South America

Lecture | August 24 | 1-2:30 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Take an in-depth look into the South America Collection with Horticulturist Noah Gapsis. The Garden’s South American Area represents the floras of the temperate and Mediterranean-climate areas of South America, featuring plants from the matorral of coastal Chile. The South American matorral is comparable to the chaparral of California and the maquis vegetation of the Mediterranean Basin, all...   More >

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There's Plenty of Room at the Top: Nano Seminar Series

Lecture | August 24 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Dean Tsu-Jae King Liu, UC Berkeley, EECS

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

The virtuous cycle of integrated-circuit "microchip" technology advancement has been sustained for over 50 years, resulting in the proliferation of information technology (IT) with dramatic economic and social impact. Although there is still some “room at the bottom” today to manipulate and control matter at ever smaller scales, physics and economics limit the benefits of further transistor...   More >

Saturday, August 25, 2018

Finding Well-Being and Happiness: Ling Rinpoche

Lecture | August 25 | 2-4 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, West Pauley Ballroom

 Ling Rinpoche, Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT) Centers of the Bay Area

 Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition (FPMT) Centers of the Bay Area

In this public talk, “Finding Well-Being and Happiness,” His Eminence Ling Rinpoche will talk about the need for cultivating inner well-being and happiness, and methods to achieve these states. We will explore how our untamed minds can be transformed to bring about a cessation of suffering and cultivate the happiness we seek.

 Event is FREE and OPEN to the public; RSVPs are preferred at www.lingrinpochepublictalk2018.org by August 25. RSVP online by August 25.

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

A Deep Learning, Model-Predictive Approach To Neighborhood Congestion Prediction And Control

Lecture | August 29 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 212 O'Brien Hall

 Sudatta Mohanny, UC Berkeley

 Institute of Transportation Studies

The talk explores a technique for effectively representing the congestion state in a neighborhood for the purpose of short-term predictions through a simple scoring mechanism based on the Macroscopic Fundamental Diagram (MFD). Network state signals emanating from a larger region-wide network are then utilized to predict this score using a deep learning (LSTM) framework, which is...   More >

ARF Coordination Meeting

Lecture | August 29 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Archaeological Research Facility

The initial Wednesday meeting of the semester is a coordination meeting for ARF Faculty, Grad Students and Staff. There is no public lecture. The first lecture occurs on the next Wednesday (Sept 5).

Emptied Lands: A Legal Geography of Bedouin Rights in the Negev

Lecture | August 29 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Alexandre Kedar, University of Haifa School of Law

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Center for the Study of Law and Society

The talk will introduce Emptied Lands (Stanford University Press, 2018), a book that investigates the protracted legal, planning, and territorial conflict between the settler Israeli state and indigenous Bedouin citizens over traditional lands in southern Israel/Palestine. The book places this dispute in historical, legal, geographical, and international-comparative perspectives, providing the...   More >

Enzian: making systems software research relevant in the face of custom hardware

Lecture | August 29 | 1:30-2:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, 430, Wozniak Lounge

 Prof. Timothy Roscoe, ETH Zurich


Academic research in rack-scale and datacenter computing today is hamstrung by lack of hardware. Cloud providers and hardware vendors build custom accelerators, interconnects, and networks for commercially important workloads, but university researchers are stuck with commodity, off-the-shelf parts.
Enzian is a research computer being developed at ETH Zurich (in collaboration with Cavium and...   More >


Lecture | August 29 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

WED, AUG 29, 6:30pm. Please join us for a talk with the Dean of the College of Architecture and President of the Architectural Design &amp; Research Institute at South China University of Technology about global architectural innovation. Open to all!

New April, New Armenia

Lecture | August 29 | 7:30-9:30 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Tatul Hakobyan, Yerevan-based Reporter and Political Analyst

 Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES), Armenian Studies Program

This talk, followed by a discussion, will analyze the latest political developments in Armenia that resulted in the so-called “Velvet Revolution” led by Nigol Pashinyan. This revolution brought about the resignation of newly-elected Prime Minister Serzh Sargsyan, who had already served two terms as Armenia’s President, and his replacement by Pashinyan. Some of the questions to be addressed...   More >

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Series Introduction by Alex Saragoza and Guests

Lecture | August 30 | 12-1:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Alex Saragoza

 Arts + Design

In the introductory lecture to this public series, UC Berkeley Emeritus Professor Alex Saragoza will discuss the connections among creative works, the experiences of migration, and the possibilities of personal and/or social transformation in light of international migratory flows since the 19th century to the present day.

Alex M. Saragoza was born in Madera, California, where for much of his...   More >

Image of Alex Saragoza

DCRP/GMS Lecture: The Heterogeneity of Urban Capital: Development, Construction, Services, and Consulting

Lecture | August 30 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 106 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

Eduardo Marques explores the heterogeneity of urban capital and assesses its role in the production of urban space and urban policy.

Scenes from the Vault: Never Before Screened Films from the Northwest Coast

Lecture | August 30 | 6-8 p.m. |  Hearst Museum of Anthropology

 Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

This presentation will feature the first results from the Museum’s ongoing project to digitize its film collection, containing the largest research collection of footage on Native American cultures. The original American Indian Film Project was directed between 1960 and 1965 by Samuel A. Barrett, Cal’s first doctorate in anthropology (1908).

This program will present footage shot in Victoria...   More >

Friday, August 31, 2018

BFT in the lens of Blockchains and Blockchains in the lens of BFT

Lecture | August 31 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge, 430

 Dahlia Malkhi, VMWare Research


Blockchain is a Byzantine Fault Tolerant (BFT) replicated state machine, in which each state-update is by itself a Turing machine with bounded resources. The core algorithm for achieving BFT in a Blockchain appears completely different from classical BFT algorithms:
• Classical solutions like DLS, PBFT solve BFT among a small-to-medium group of known participants. Such algorithms consist of...   More >