<< October 2019 >>

Friday, October 4, 2019

Julia Miele Rodas, “Autism and Narrative Invention in Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe.”

Lecture | October 4 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | 330 Wheeler Hall

 Julia Miele Rodas, Professor, English Department, Bronx Community College / CUNY co-chair, University Seminar in Disability, Culture, and Society at Columbia University

 Department of English

Abstract: Is the novel a form of autistic innovation? Presenting work from the recently published Autistic Disturbances (UMichP, 2018), Julia Miele Rodas will explore autistic dimensions of Robinson Crusoe. Interweaving conversation and formal reading, this talk will first consider how the novel’s themes of human isolation and imprisonment play into autism stereotypes. Ultimately, however, the...   More >

Essig Brunch Seminar: Entomology - insects, arachnids, and other arthopods

Seminar | October 4 – December 13, 2019 every Friday with exceptions | 10-11 a.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 1101 (UCMP "fishbowl")

 See website for current speaker and topic

 Essig Museum of Entomology

Weekly seminar series focused on insect ecology, evolution, behavior, and other research topics.

Sunflower: Brushpainting with Karen LeGault

Workshop | October 4 | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join artist, Karen LeGault, for a brush painting workshop celebrating seasonal plants in the Garden. Each month will focus on a different subject: grape vines, sunflowers, persimmon, and the pine tree.

$75, $65 members

  Register online

UCHRI Funding Workshop for Graduate Students

Workshop | October 4 | 11-11:45 a.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall

 Townsend Center for the Humanities

Shana Melnysyn, research grants manager at the University of California Humanities Research Institute (UCHRI), will host a workshop for graduate students interested in learning about UCHRI's grant opportunities and tips for successful proposals. UCHRI funding opportunities for graduate students include dissertation support grants and multicampus graduate student working groups.

BIDS Forum: Information and Uncertainty in Data Science

Meeting | October 4 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 190B Doe Library

 Berkeley Institute for Data Science

Full details about this meeting will be posted here: https://bids.berkeley.edu/events.

Certificate Program in Clinical Research Conduct and Management Online Information Session

Information Session | October 4 | 12-1 p.m. |  Online

  , Berkeley, CA

 UC Berkeley Extension

Learn how this professional certificate can help you launch or advance your career in clinical research by enhancing your knowledge of clinical trials. For more information about the program, visit extension.berkeley.edu/cert/clinical.html.

  Register online

Higher Education Researchers Workgroup

Meeting | October 4 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Evans Hall, CSHE Conference Room, 768

 Center for Studies in Higher Education

The goal of this new group is to bring together qualitative and quantitative higher education researchers working on issues at Berkeley, the...   More >

  RSVP by emailing Anne Maclachlan at maclach@berkeley.edu

UCHRI Funding Workshop for UC Faculty

Workshop | October 4 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall

 Townsend Center for the Humanities

Shana Melnysyn, research grants manager at the University of California Humanities Research Institute (UCHRI), will host a workshop for faculty members who want to learn more about UCHRI's grant opportunities and tips for successful proposals. The workshop is open to all UC Berkeley ladder-rank faculty members.

Dancing for Fun and Fitness (BEUHS605)

Workshop | October 4 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 251 Hearst Gymnasium

 Nadia Qabazard

 Be Well at Work - Wellness

Fit some fun and fitness into your day with these free, beginner dance classes. Zumba will be 9/6, Samba will be 10/4, Hula / Polynesian will be 11/1, and Zumba / Samba will be 12/6. No partner required. Comfortable clothing and athletic shoes recommended.

  Register online

Narkomania: Drugs, HIV, and Citizenship in Ukraine

Lecture | October 4 | 12:30-2 p.m. | Kroeber Hall, Garron Reading Room (346)

 Jennifer J. Carroll, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Elon University

 Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES), UCB Medical Anthropology Program, Berkeley Center for Social Medicine

In the last few years, Ukraine has born witness to the major geopolitical crises of our decade: revolution; state-sponsored killings; foreign invasion; forceful occupation by a major world power; and ongoing war. Ukraine is also experiencing an enormous opioid epidemic and is home to the fastest growing HIV epidemic in the world. Despite all of our differences, Ukraine’s ongoing struggles with...   More >

Solid State Technology and Devices Seminar: New Optimization Strategies in Inverse Electromagnetic Design

Seminar | October 4 | 1-2 p.m. | Cory Hall, The Hogan Room, 521

 Jonathan Fan, Assistant Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering at Stanford University

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

In this talk, I will discuss new advances in the inverse design of nanophotonic devices. As a model
system, I will focus on the application of these design modalities to high efficiency metasurfaces, though
the concepts are general and broadly apply to passive electromagnetic systems.

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 3 – December 29, 2019 every Sunday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday with exceptions | 1:30-2:45 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 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

OPT Document Check Workshop

Workshop | October 4 | 2-3 p.m. | 182 Dwinelle Hall

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Join Berkeley International Office as you prepare to put together your documents for your OPT application. This workshop 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 workshop is specifically for OPT...   More >

Engineering 2D Materials With A Twist: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | October 4 | 2-3 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Cory Dean, Columbia University, Physics

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

Atomically thin crystals such as graphene, boron nitride and the transition metal dichalcogenides continue to attract enormous interest. Encompassing a wide range of properties, including single-particle, topological and correlated phenomena, these 2D materials represent a rich class of materials in which to explore both novel physical phenomena and new technological pursuits.

By integrating...   More >

MENA Salon: Protests in Egypt

Workshop | October 4 | 3-4 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Every Friday the CMES hosts an informal guided discussion of current events in the Middle East and North Africa, open to all.

On Friday, September 20, protests erupted in cities across Egypt. The apparent trigger was a series of online videos posted by Mohamed Ali, a former actor and contractor, now living abroad. Based on his experience as a contractor for the Egyptian military, Ali is...   More >

Composition Colloquium: workshop - Digital Hardware at CNMAT

Colloquium | October 4 | 3 p.m. |  CNMAT (1750 Arch St.)

 Department of Music

workshop: Digital Hardware at CNMAT

Berkeley Mīmāṃsā Reading Workshop: with Alexis Sanderson

Workshop | October 4 | 3-6:30 p.m. | 341 Dwinelle Hall

 Alexis Sanderson, Spalding Professor Emeritus of Eastern Religions and Ethics, University of Oxford

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Department of South & Southeast Asian Studies, Catherine and William L. Magistretti Distinguished Professorship in South and Southeast Asian Studies, Center for Buddhist Studies, South Asia Studies Theories and Methods Townsend Working Group, Saṃskṛtaparaṃparā: The Berkeley Sanskrit Studies Fund, Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion

The Department of South and Southeast Asian Studies at UC Berkeley is hosting a two-day Mīmāṃsā Reading Workshop with Professor Alexis Sanderson on October 4 and 5, 2019.

This School’s Social Mission: The Early Days

Seminar | October 4 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 107 South Hall

 Michael Buckland

 Information, School of

This School was founded in 1918 on a strong social agenda; Professor Buckland will review the past 101 years of its mission.

Making the World "Chinese"

Colloquium | October 4 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Xiaofeng Tang, Professor, Research Institute for Historical Geography, Peking University

 Michael Nylan, Professor, Department of History, UC Berkeley

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

Using mainly materials from the Shang and Zhou eras, this talk will investigate the special characteristics of historical geography in early China. The lecture will discuss such concepts as the Central States (Zhongguo), the traces of Yu, the Nine Provinces, the Five Zones, all of which imply some level of advanced civilization. Then, too, the geographic area we associate with "Chinese...   More >

Exploring the synthesis and reactivity of polyoxovanadate-alkoxides: Novel reductive chemistries with metal-oxide clusters

Seminar | October 4 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Ellen Matson, Department of Chemistry, University of Rochester

 College of Chemistry

The development of alternative fuels from secure and sustainable resources is one of the greatest environmental and economic challenge society faces today. The development of methods for the conversion of inert and abundant, gaseous contaminants into energy-rich fuels and commodity chemicals requires the generation of catalysts that can perform a complex series of multi-electron and multi-proton...   More >

Logic Colloquium: Comparison principles and very large cardinals

Colloquium | October 4 | 4-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Gabriel Goldberg, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

In 1947, Gödel proposed a program to solve the Continuum Problem, as well as many other unsolvable problems of set theory, by supplementing the traditional ZFC axioms with large cardinal axioms. Although this program has been remarkably successful, serious limitations have since been discovered: for example, it turns out that large cardinal axioms do not help resolve the Continuum Problem...   More >

Towards Robust Machine Learning for Transportation Systems

Seminar | October 4 | 4 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Justin Dauwels, Nanyeng Technological University

 Institute of Transportation Studies

Nanyeng Technological University's Justin Dauwels will present Towards Robust Machine Learning for Transportation Systems on Oct. 4, 2019 at 4 p.m. in 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building at the ITS Transportation Seminar.

TDPS Workshop Performance: Romeo and Juliet

Performing Arts - Theater | October 3 – 4, 2019 every day | 6-7:30 p.m. | Doe Library, Memorial Pool | Note change in date and time

 Hailey Buck

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

Can love wash away the sins of the past? For this environmental, interactive staging of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet at Memorial Pool, choose to sit with the Capulets or Montagues and cheer on your side of the feud. You’ve never seen this tale of humor and heartbreak quite this close!

 Free & Open to the Public. Make reservations online

The Blood of Passion on the Volcano: (Huoshan Qingxie)

Film - Feature | October 4 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

A warlord’s lusty nephew destroys a simple farming family’s pastoral idyll and sends its favorite son into tropical exile in Sun Yu’s delirious combination of Chinese peasant drama and Hollywood-style decadent island exotica. Brokenhearted after his family’s ruin, our hero (Zheng Junli) winds up in a South Seas hellhole seemingly borrowed from some leftover Lon Chaney film set, where saloon...   More >

UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra

Performing Arts - Music | October 4 | 8 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

David Milnes, Music Director

$25 General Admission, $20 Senior, Student (non-UCB), UCB Faculty/Staff, $5 UCB students

  Buy tickets online or by calling 510.642.9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Saturday, October 5, 2019

Sick Plant Clinic

Special Event | February 4, 2017 – December 7, 2019 the first Saturday of the month every month with exceptions | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join the Garden for our monthly Sick Plant Clinic and find out which diseases ail your plants. Entomologists are also available to identify the pests that are living in your plants too! Please cover plants and disease samples in containers or bags before entering the Garden.

BERKELEY CLINIC DIAGNOSES RESIDENTS' PLANTS
Lauren Reed-Guy, Chronicle Staff Writer
San Francisco Chronicle June...   More >

Berkeley Mīmāṃsā Reading Workshop: with Alexis Sanderson

Workshop | October 5 | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | 341 Dwinelle Hall

 Alexis Sanderson, Spalding Professor Emeritus of Eastern Religions and Ethics, University of Oxford

 Department of South & Southeast Asian Studies, Catherine and William L. Magistretti Distinguished Professorship in South and Southeast Asian Studies, Center for Buddhist Studies, South Asia Studies Theories and Methods Townsend Working Group, Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion, Saṃskṛtaparaṃparā: The Berkeley Sanskrit Studies Fund

The Department of South and Southeast Asian Studies at UC Berkeley is hosting a two-day Mīmāṃsā Reading Workshop with Professor Alexis Sanderson on October 4 and 5, 2019.

Arguing for Social Justice: Saturday Seminar

Workshop | October 5 | 9 a.m.-12:15 p.m. |  Longfellow Middle School

 1500 Derby St., Berkeley, CA 94703

 BASP and BAMP

The convergence among science, math, and language provides the foundation for making viable social justice arguments. This year we will focus on how environmental literacy can be developed by using this convergence.

$40

  Register online

Sakaki Hyakusen and the Birth of Nanga Painting

Colloquium | October 5 | 1 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Felice Fischer, Luther W. Brady Curator of Japanese Art and Senior Curator of East Asian Art, Philadelphia Museum of Art; Patricia Graham, Adjunct Research Associate, University of Kansas Center for East Asian Studies; Richard Pegg, Curator and Director, MacLean Collection of Asian Art and Maps in Chicago

 Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Complementing the exhibition Hinges: Sakaki Hyakusen and the Birth of Nanga Painting, this colloquium explores the fascinating relations between Chinese art of the Ming and Qing dynasties and Japanese art of the Edo period, especially Hyakusen’s role in the transformation of painting in eighteenth-century Japan. Presenters are curators Felice Fischer and Richard Pegg and scholar Patricia...   More >

Included with admission to museum

Colloquium: Sakaki Hyakusen and the Birth of Nanga Painting

Colloquium | October 5 | 1 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Complementing the exhibition Hinges: Sakaki Hyakusen and the Birth of Nanga Painting, this colloquium explores the fascinating relations between Chinese art of the Ming and Qing dynasties and Japanese art of the Edo period, especially Hyakusen’s role in the transformation of painting in eighteenth-century Japan. Presenters are curators Felice Fischer and Richard Pegg and scholar Patricia Graham;...   More >

Crows and Sparrows: (Wuya yu maque)

Film - Feature | October 5 | 1:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

A Shanghai apartment building serves as a microcosm of China’s class struggles in Zheng Junli’s striking urban drama, filmed during the last days of China’s Nationalist rule and already looking forward to, as one character states, “a New Society.” A scheming Nationalist official and his greedy wife purchase an apartment building and proceed to lord it over the hardworking families still renting...   More >

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 3 – December 29, 2019 every Sunday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday with exceptions | 1:30-2:45 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 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

Why Can’t I Be Me? Around You

Film - Documentary | October 5 | 4:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

A chance encounter between recently transitioned mechanic Rusty Tidenberg and filmmaker Harrod Blank (Wild Wheels, Automorphosis) sparks a captivating portrayal of the multifaceted life of a transgender woman. Blank, son of revered documentarian Les Blank, first hires Rusty to work on his broken-down van, an interactive art car adorned with cameras, leading to their unexpected collaboration....   More >

Analog Light Show Special Effects Workshop

Workshop | October 5 | 5 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Join the Light Appreciation Society, a loosely organized, nonhierarchical group of light show practitioners from the Bay Area, for a participatory dive into mind-altering illuminated experimentation and projection play. Come prepared to savor the optically uncanny depth of moiré patterns, the heavenly eruption of a projected kaleidoscopic image, and the otherworldly tranquility of a well-crafted,...   More >

Marighella

Film - Feature | October 5 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Carlos Marighella, a politician, writer, and Marxist insurrectionist, remains one of Brazil’s most divisive historical figures. During the military coup of 1964 and subsequent right-wing dictatorship, Marighella fought against the destruction of human rights, leaving his wife and child behind to pursue a revolution in the streets that would ultimately lead to his bloody assassination. Marighella...   More >

UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra

Performing Arts - Music | October 5 | 8 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

David Milnes, Music Director

$25 General Admission, $20 Senior, Student (non-UCB), UCB Faculty/Staff, $5 UCB students

  Buy tickets online or by calling 510.642.9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Renée Fleming, soprano

Performing Arts - Music | October 5 | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Cal Performances

Versatile soprano Renée Fleming, longtime star of the opera stage, has also appeared on two award-winning film soundtracks and in the acclaimed Broadway revival of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Carousel. Fleming’s recital appearances are intimate and rare, with repertoire spanning German art song, operatic arias, Broadway hits, classical masterworks, and new music by gifted contemporary composers.

$48–$174 (prices subject to change)

  Tickets go on sale August 6. Buy tickets online or by calling 510-642-9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Soprano Renée Fleming performs Sunday, October 5, 2019 in Zellerbach Hall. (credit: Andrew Eccles)

Sunday, October 6, 2019

Alternative Breaks Application

Deadline | October 6 | Eshleman Hall, Online Application

 Public Service Center

Learn about a social justice issue while supporting change. Spend your spring break on an Alternative Break!

Women's Soccer vs. WSU

Sport - Intercollegiate - Soccer | October 6 | 12 p.m. |  Edwards Track Stadium

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Women's Soccer hosts WSU in conference action at Edwards Stadium.

South Asian Literature and Arts Festival

Special Event | October 6 | 12-5 p.m. |  Montalvo Arts Center

 15400 Montalvo Road, Saratoga, CA

 Institute for South Asia Studies, South Asia Art Initiative at UC Berkeley, Art Forum SF

Join us for the Bay Area's first South Asian Literature & Art Festival, presented by Art Forum SF in collaboration with the UC Berkeley Institute of South Asian Studies.

  Buy tickets online

Crows and Sparrows: (Wuya yu maque)

Film - Feature | October 6 | 1:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

A Shanghai apartment building serves as a microcosm of China’s class struggles in Zheng Junli’s striking urban drama, filmed during the last days of China’s Nationalist rule and already looking forward to, as one character states, “a New Society.” A scheming Nationalist official and his greedy wife purchase an apartment building and proceed to lord it over the hardworking families still renting...   More >

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 3 – December 29, 2019 every Sunday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday with exceptions | 1:30-2:45 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 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

The Kingmaker

Film - Documentary | October 6 | 5 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Dubbed “Marie Antoinette with shoes,” Imelda Marcos was the first lady of the Philippines for twenty-one years, notorious for her lavish lifestyle while her country sank into unrest and economic turmoil. She and her husband Ferdinand amassed a fortune in the billions before they were forced into exile during the 1986 revolution. Director Lauren Greenfield first featured Marcos in her book...   More >

The Whistlers

Film - Feature | October 6 | 7:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

One of the pillars of the Romanian New Wave, Corneliu Porumboiu (Police, Adjective) is known for his somber, wry studies of human nature, but none of his previous features will fully prepare you for The Whistlers, a sleek and exhilarating thriller that pays homage to the escapist spirit of Hollywood’s yesteryear. Veteran character actor Vlad Ivanov (Snowpiercer) gives a standout performance as...   More >

Monday, October 7, 2019

Explore Urban Air Mobility (UAM) from every angle: Vehicles, Technology, Society: Sustainable Aviation Symposium 2019

Conference/Symposium | October 7 – 8, 2019 every day | 8 a.m.-6 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Pauley Ballroom

 Institute of Transportation Studies

Sustainable Aviation Symposium 2019 (SAS) asks critical questions about equity in the future of air transit, through a holistic examination of technology, platforms, urbanism and other emerging topics. SAS will explore the ideas that will shape UAM and the global transition to accessible, safe, electric aviation for all. Registration required.

 Registration Required https://www.sasymposium.com/tickets

SAS Poster

Berkeley Journalism Open House

Tour/Open House | October 7 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. |  North Gate

 Graduate School of Journalism

Join us on Monday, October 7th, 2019 for our annual all-day Open House event! Participants meet faculty, students and staff, sit in on classes and presentations, get information on financial aid, career planning, and the Investigative Reporting Program, join networking receptions, and find out all about our Master of Journalism program. This event is especially designed for those who are...   More >

  RSVP online

Dimitri Azar

Seminar | October 7 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 489 Minor Hall

 Dimitri Azar, MD, MBA, College of Medicine, The University of Illinois

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

A Glimpse at the Vulnerable Population’s Access to Sexual Health Service in China

Presentation | October 7 | 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Berkeley Way West, Bixby Conference Room, BWW 6122

 Rebekah Gong, Bixby Center for Population, Health and Sustainability

 Public Health, School of

Observations on the issue of sex workers’ limited access to
sexual health services, the needs and obstacles of the disabled population accessing sexual health services,
and the overall experience of working with “You and Me” in China.

Dark Pasts: Changing the State’s Story in Turkey and Japan

Lecture | October 7 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 270 Stephens Hall

 Jennifer M. Dixon, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, Villanova University

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

Over the past two decades, many states have heard demands that they recognize and apologize for historic wrongs. Such calls have not elicited uniform or predictable responses. While some states have apologized for past crimes, others continue to silence, deny, and relativize dark pasts. What explains the tremendous variation in how states deal with past crimes? When and why do states change the...   More >

Trade Lunch: "Factor-biased Technologies and Spatial Reallocation"

Seminar | October 7 | 12:05-1 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Petr Martynov, University of California, Berkeley

 Department of Economics

Combinatorics Seminar: Graded multiplicity in harmonic polynomials

Seminar | October 7 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Alex Heaton, Max Planck Institute Leipzig

 Department of Mathematics

We consider a family of examples falling into the following context (first considered by Vinberg): Let G be a connected reductive algebraic group over the complex numbers. A subgroup, K, of fixed points of a finite-order automorphism acts on the Lie algebra of G. Each eigenspace of the automorphism is a representation of K. Let g1 be one of the eigenspaces. We consider the harmonic polynomials on...   More >

Introduction to Mindful Literacy (BEUHS063)

Workshop | October 7 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

 Laura Bean, MFA

 Be Well at Work - Employee Assistance

Mindfulness is the practice of cultivating present moment awareness imbued with kindness and curiosity. Tuning in to the body and breath can help us to deal with strong emotions like anger and fear. By learning to sit in stillness so we can recognize our emotions, we develop the capacity to choose our response when our buttons get pushed rather than be bound by habitual reactions. This training...   More >

  Enroll online

Toward Developmentally Reasonably Self-Supervised Learning: IHD/Developmental Colloquium Fall 2019

Colloquium | October 7 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | 1104 Berkeley Way West

 Dan Yamins, tanford University Department of Psychology and Computer Science

 IHD

Abstract: Neural networks have proven effective learning machines for a variety of challenging AI tasks, as well as surprisingly good models of brain areas that underly real human intelligence. However, most successful neural networks are totally unrealistic as developmental models, because they are trained in a supervised fashion on large labelled datasets. Unsupervised approaches to learning...   More >

PERL Seminar:“Converging on words, not policies – Evidence from campaign manifestos”

Seminar | October 7 | 12:40-1:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Caroline Le Pennec-Çaldichoury

 Department of Economics

ERL is an opportunity for PhD students to present work in progress and receive valuable feedback from faculty and peers.

Lecture - The Law of the Sea: A Multi-Faceted Discipline and a Promising Field for Practitioners

Lecture | October 7 | 12:50-2 p.m. | Simon Hall, Warren Room (295)

 Berkeley Law - Center for Law, Energy & the Environment

Join us at Berkeley Law for a lecture on ocean law & policy with Judge Tullio Treves, who served on the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea from 1996 to 2011. Lunch is catered and a reception will follow the lecture. RSVP at law.berkeley.edu/scheiberlecture

Contemplating Home: Photography Workshop

Workshop | October 7 | 1-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

When we observe Nature through the lens of ecology, we see the exquisite interconnectedness of all life. In this contemplative photography workshop, we will devote our attention to connectedness and interconnectedness, using the camera as a tool for meditation and the garden as our muse.

Any and all equipment are invited, including DSLRs, mobile phones, point-and-shoot, polaroid, and pinhole...   More >

$80, $75 UCBG Members

  Register online or by calling 5106649841, or by emailing gardenprograms@berkeley.edu

Network Science: From the Online World to Cancer Genomics

Seminar | October 7 | 1-2 p.m. | 310 Sutardja Dai Hall

 Jennifer Tour Chayes, Technical Fellow, Managing Director, Microsoft Research Labs, New England, New York City, and Montreal

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

I'll discuss in detail particular applications to (1) recommendation systems, using machine learning to infer recommendations from sparse data sets on bipartite networks; and (2) cancer genomics, applying network algorithms to identify possible drug targets.

BIDS Forum: Statistics and Machine Learning Forum

Lecture | October 7 | 1:30-2:30 p.m. | 190 Doe Library

 Berkeley Institute for Data Science

Full details about this meeting will be posted here: https://bids.berkeley.edu/events.

String-Math Seminar: Aspects of Ω-deformed M-theory

Seminar | October 7 | 2-3 p.m. | 402 LeConte Hall

 Jihwan Oh, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Recently, Costello proposed how to systematically apply Omega deformation on string theory and M-theory. Upon the deformation, one can discuss the exact topological holography of both M2 and M5 branes.

The goal of the talk is to review Costello's formalism and to discuss a combined system of the M2 and M5 branes, which is the joint work with D. Gaiotto. The M2 brane worldvolume theory is 3d N=4...   More >

Differential Geometry Seminar: Ricci Flow of Doubly-warped Product Metrics

Seminar | October 7 | 3-4 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Maxwell Stolarski, Arizona State

 Department of Mathematics

The Ricci flow of rotationally symmetric metrics has been a source of interesting dynamics for the flow that include the formation of slow blow-up degenerate neckpinch singularities and the forward continuation of the flow through neckpinch singularities. A natural next source of examples is then the Ricci flow of doubly-warped product metrics. This structure allows for a potentially larger...   More >

Probabilistic Operator Algebra Seminar: Some non-commutative hydrodynamic Euler equations in free probability theory

Seminar | October 7 | 3-5 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

 Dan-Virgil Voiculescu, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

The Euler equations for a flow which preserves the Gaussian measure on Euclidean space can be translated in terms of Gaussian random variables, which raises the question about an analogue in free probability. We derive these "free" Euler equations by applying the approach of Arnold for Euler equations to a Lie algebra of infinitesimal automorphisms of the von Neumann algebra of a free group. We...   More >

Arithmetic Geometry and Number Theory RTG Seminar: Moments of cubic $L$-functions over function fields

Seminar | October 7 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Alexandra Florea, Columbia

 Department of Mathematics

I will focus on the mean value of $L$-functions associated to cubic characters over $F_q[t]$ when $q \equiv 1 \pmod 3$. I will explain how to obtain an asymptotic formula which relies on obtaining cancellation in averages of cubic Gauss sums over functions fields. I will also talk about the corresponding non-Kummer case when $q \equiv 2 \pmod 3$ and I will explain why this setting is somewhat...   More >

Shane Henderson – Under the Hood of Bike Sharing

Seminar | October 7 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | Etcheverry Hall, 1174 (George B. Dantzig Auditorium)

 Shane Henderson, Cornell University

 Industrial Engineering & Operations Research

oint work with Daniel Freund, Nanjing Jian, Eoin O’Mahony, David Shmoys

Cornell’s work on bike sharing with Citi Bike and its parent company Motivate relies on a combination of data analysis, stochastic modeling and optimization to help inform both the design and operation of the largest bike-sharing operations in North America. I’ll discuss our work and its impact, but focus on some of the...   More >

Debate Watch Party: Canadian Federal Election English Language Leaders’ Debate

Special Event | October 7 | 4-6:30 p.m. |  Melodee Cocktails

 240 El Cerrito Plaza, El Cerrito, CA 94530

 Canadian Studies Program (CAN))

Join the UC Berkeley Canadian Studies Program and fans of Canadian politics to watch the English language Canadian federal Leaders' Debate. 4:00 PM, October 7, 2019. Melodee Cocktails, 240 El Cerrito Plaza, El Cerrito, CA 94530 USA.

This event is free, but limited to those age 21+ only.

Melodee Cocktails is located within the El Cerrito Plaza (next to Trader Joe's). There is plenty of free...   More >

Seminar 271, Development: The Welfare Consequences of Internalizing Border Spillovers

Seminar | October 7 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Zenan Wang, UC Berkeley, Economics

 Department of Economics

Graphons: From Graph Limits to Modeling and Estimation of Sparse Networks at Scale: Neyman Seminar

Seminar | October 7 | 4-5 p.m. | Doe Library, BIDS Room

 Christian Borgs, Microsoft Research

 Department of Statistics

There are many examples of sparse network at scale, e.g., the WWW, online social networks, and large bipartite networks used for recommendations. How do we model and learn these networks? In contrast to conventional learning problems, where we have many independent samples, it is often the case for these networks that we can get only one independent sample. How do we use a single snapshot today...   More >

Inequality and Habitus in Thailand

Lecture | October 7 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 Boike Rehbein, Professor of Society and Transformation in Asia and Africa, Humboldt University

 Center for Southeast Asia Studies

Thailand is a country of the global South but has never come under colonial rule, even as it emulates Western modernization. The result is a double-faced social structure, one part consisting of a precapitalist structure (baan muang) and the other comprising a hierarchy of social classes. People manage to move between the two components. This talk will explore Thai social structure and the...   More >

Prof. Dr. Boike Rehbein

Children’s personalised books: A look back and a look ahead

Colloquium | October 7 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Berkeley Way West, Room 1102, Berkeley Way West (2121 Berkeley Way, Berkeley, CA 94720)

 Natalia Kucirkova, Norwegian Centre for Learning Environment and Behavioural Research, University of Stavanger, Norway

 Graduate School of Education

This talk focuses on personalized books and personalised digital reading. I will begin with an explanation of what is meant by digital personalisation in early childhood, with some examples of the resources and practices subsumed under this umbrella term. I will outline how digital personalization affects children’s reading experience and how it impacts on children’s learning.

Natalia Kucirkova

MBTG Seminar: "CryoEM and CryoET Automation: Where are we now and what do we still need?"

Seminar | October 7 | 4-5 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Bridget Carragher, New York Structural Biology Center

 College of Chemistry

The dramatic improvements in the progress of cryo electron microscopy (cryoEM) and cryo electron tomography (cryoET) over the last five years has been accompanied by the adoption of a high level of automation. However, there are several automation challenges that remain to be addressed in the areas of specimen preparation, image acquisition, and analysis. In specimen preparation we need to...   More >

Analysis and PDE Seminar: The stochastic nonlinear Schrödinger equations: defocusing mass and energy critical cases

Seminar | October 7 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Deng Zhang, SJTU

 Department of Mathematics

In this talk we will present our recent results on stochastic nonlinear Schrödinger equations with linear multiplicative noise, particularly, in the defocusing mass-critical and energy-critical cases. More precisely, for general initial data, we obtain the global existence and uniqueness of solutions in both mass-critical and energy-critical case. When the quadratic variation of noise is...   More >

Raghu Karnad | Reporting Against the Machine: Decoding 2019 and the Future of Indian Elections

Lecture | October 7 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Raghu Karnad, Journalist and Writer

 Abhishek Kaicker, Assistant Professor of History, UC Berkeley

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies, Art Forum SF, Masters of Development Practice

A talk by Indian journalist and writer, and a recipient of the Windham–Campbell Literature Prize for Non-Fiction for 2019, Raghu Karnad on the real factors behind the 2019 election result, and their implications for the future of India’s democracy.

Transcending Patterns: Silk Road Cultural and Artistic Interactions through Central Asian Textile Images

Lecture | October 7 | 5 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Mariachiara Gasparini, San Jose State University

 Joyce Ertel Hulbert, Textile Conservator

 Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Tang Center for Silk Road Studies, UC Berkeley Mongolia Initiative

In her book "Transcending Patterns: Silk Road Cultural and Artistic Interactions through Central Asian Textiles," author Mariachiara Gasparini investigates the origin and effects of a textile mediated visual culture that developed at the heart of the Silk Road between the seventh and fourteenth centuries. Through the analysis of the Turfan Textile Collection in the Museum of Asian Art in...   More >

Transcending Patterns cover

DataVisor Tech Talk: Unsupervised Machine Learning at Scale

Information Session | October 7 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

As the world transforms to digital, all forms of every day activities are open to fraud attacks. In this talk, we will explain how DataVisor is able to pioneer Unsupervised Machine Learning and Big Data computational techniques at scale to save companies millions a year and keep their communities safe. With its patented algorithm and an intelligence network of more than 4B user accounts globally,...   More >

I Was Brought Here to Stay: Nona Faustine

Lecture | October 7 | 6:30-8 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Nona Faustine, Artist

 Arts + Design

Presented by the UC Berkeley Department of Art Practice

Nona Faustine, Artist

Situated inside a photographic tradition while questioning the culture that bred that tradition, Nona Faustine’s practice walks the fine line between past and present, beginning where intersecting identities meet history. Exploring her family album in relationship to collective belonging, and self-portraiture in...   More >

Holloway Reading Series: Sawako Nakayasu

Reading - Literary | October 7 | 6:30 p.m. |  Wheeler Hall

 Sawako Nakayasu, Assistant Professor of Literary Arts, Brown University

 Department of English

The poet Sawako Nakayasu will give a reading of her work at 6:30 pm on Monday, 7 October, in the Maude Fife Room of Wheeler Hall (Wheeler 315) on the Berkeley campus of the University of California.

Sawako Nakayasu is the author of The Ants, Texture Notes, and Hurry Home Honey. She is also a translator of Japanese poetry and has received translation fellowships from the National Endowment for...   More >

Augmented Reality UI/UX Design Panel Discussion

Panel Discussion | October 7 | 6:30-9 p.m. | 506 UC Berkeley Extension (SF Campus at 160 Spear St.)

 Rupa Chaturvedi, Sr. UX Designer, Alexa Shopping, and Sr. UX Designer, Augmented Reality, Amazon; Reena Ganga, Design Lead, Augmented Reality, IBM

 Mayan Shay May-Raz, Augmented Reality SDK Product Manager, Lenovo

 UC Berkeley Extension

Delighted to have Mayan Shay May-Raz at UC Berkeley Extension for an Augmented Reality UI/UX Design Fireside Chat with Rupa Chaturvedi, Sr. UX Designer, Alexa Shopping, and Sr. UX Designer, Augmented Reality at Amazon; and Reena Ganga, Design Lead, Augmented Reality at IBM. Join us on October 7 at 6:30 pm at our San Francisco Center.

$15-20

  Register online

Nona Faustine: I Was Brought Here to Stay

Presentation | October 7 | 6:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Situated inside a photographic tradition while questioning the culture that bred that tradition, Nona Faustine’s practice walks the fine line between past and present, beginning where intersecting identities meet history. Exploring her family album in relationship to collective belonging, and self-portraiture in relationship to empowerment, Faustine examines the legacy of trauma, lineage, and...   More >

Heart Chan Meditation

Course | September 23 – November 11, 2019 every Monday | 7-8:30 p.m. |  Anthony Hall

Heart Chan, Heart Chan at Berkeley

 Heart Chan

Start the journey for Heart Chan Meditation
seeking harmony of mind, body, spirit
gain true wisdom and joy from your inner self
make meditation part of your modern daily life.

Half-Earth Day: How to Save the Natural World

Lecture | October 7 | 7-9 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Edward O. Wilson, Biologist and Naturalist; Sally Jewell, Interim Chief Executive Officer, The Nature Conservancy

 College of Natural Resources

Presented by The Horace M. Albright Lecture in Conservation and the James M. and Cathleen D. Stone Foundation Distinguished Lectureship in Biodiversity, with biologist and naturalist Edward O. Wilson and other special guests for a discussion moderated by Sally Jewell.

General admission $25, Students $15

  Tickets go on sale September 4. Buy tickets online

E.O. Wilson