<< Week of March 12 >>

Sunday, March 12, 2017

Cultural Foods Case Competition

Special Event | March 12 | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. |  Anna Head Alumnae Hall (2537 Haste St.)

 Berkeley Food Institute

FEED, KABIRA, & FoodInno are collaborating with Oakland Bloom to host the first Cultural Food Case Competition at UC Berkeley!

Required RSVP Here:
The first 30 to RSVP will be registered; the rest will be waitlisted

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Water's Extreme Journey

Special Event | January 29 – April 30, 2017 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

Become a raindrop and go on an interactive adventure through a water-cycle-themed maze. Have fun riding the Watershed Zip Line, walk through a giant wetland, and snap a pic of your family "swimming" with the dolphins—all while developing a deeper understanding of your place in the water ecosystem.

$10–12 Water's Extreme Journey is included with your admission. Free for members.


Water's Extreme Journey at the Lawrence Hall of Science

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – December 30, 2018 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 plant species, learn about the vast collection, and see what is currently in bloom. Meet at the Entry Plaza.

Free with Garden admission
Advanced registration not required

Tours may be cancelled without notice.
For day-of inquiries, please call 510-643-2755
For tour questions, please email gardentours@berkeley.edu...   More >

Women's Gymnastics vs. Oklahoma

Sport - Intercollegiate - Gymnastics | March 12 | 2 p.m. |  Haas Pavilion

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Women's Gymnastics hosts Oklahoma at Haas Pavilion.

Polaroid Stories: TDPS Theater Production

Performing Arts - Theater | March 12 | 2-4 p.m. |  Zellerbach Playhouse

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

Based on real life stories of street kids, and drawing from Ovid’s Metamorphoses myths, Naomi Iizuka’s Polaroid Stories blends poetry and profanity to explore how young people pushed to the edge of society come to understand their lives amid anger, love both lost and found, violence, homelessness, ambition, and addiction.


The Death of Empedocles, or When the Green of the Earth Will Glisten for You Anew: (Der Tod des Empedokles; oder: wenn dann der Erde Grün von neuem euch erglänzt)| Jean-Marie Straub, Danièle Huillet | France, West Germany, | 1986

Film - Feature | March 12 | 2 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Straub-Huillet staged their adaptation of German lyric poet Hölderlin’s drama along the mountainside of Sicily’s Mt. Etna, a spectacular natural backdrop as fascinating (and as foregrounded) as the text itself.

Free for Cal Student Film Pass holders | $7 BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students | $8 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, retirees; non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, 18 & under, disabled persons | $12 General admission

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Jeffrey Kahane

Performing Arts - Music | March 12 | 3 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Cal Performances

Jeffrey Kahane's recitals consistently enthrall: here he matches new and recent works by young composers, including his son Gabriel Kahane and Timo Andres—whose work was last heard in February 2016 in a premiere by the Takács Quartet—with Schubert's opulent Fantasie sonata, which Schumann hailed as Schubert's "most perfect in form and conception."

starting at $42

  Tickets go on sale August 9. Buy tickets by calling 510-642-9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Les dames du Bois de Boulogne (The Ladies of the Bois de Boulogne) | Robert Bresson | France, 1945

Film - Feature | March 12 | 5 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Maria Casarès, Elena Labourdette, Lucienne Bogaert, Paul Bernard,

Bresson’s most accessible work (on the surface) updates an episode in an eighteenth-century novel by Diderot to a contemporary Paris setting. It is in contemporizing the story, and in Jean Cocteau’s dialogue, that Bresson takes his first steps in the abstraction necessary to create a drama of love’s triumph. What some...   More >

Free for Cal Student Film Pass holders | $7 BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students | $8 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, retirees; non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, 18 & under, disabled persons | $12 General admission

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The Honorable J. Clifford Wallace Lecture Series: The Ups and Downs of Religious Freedom

Lecture | March 12 | 6:30-8 p.m. | The Law Building, Room 295

 Michael W. McConnell, Richard and Frances Mallery Professor of Law Director, Constitutional Law Center, Stanford Law School

 Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean and Jesse H. Choper Distinguished Professor of Law, University of California, Berkeley

 Jesse Choper, Earl Warren Professor of Public Law (Emeritus), University of California, Berkeley

 Frederick Gedicks, Guy Anderson Chair and Professor of Law, Brigham Young University

 Stephen Sugarman, Roger J. Traynor Professor, University of California, Berkeley

 Berkeley Law

Monday, March 12, 2017
6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Warren Room 295, Berkeley Law


Towards Tenderness (Vers la tendresse) | Alice Diop | France, 2015

Film - Feature | March 12 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Alice Diop’s featurette charts the ragged terrain of masculinity as it follows a band of young men pacing through a modern city, acting how society and their friends expect “men” to act. Their interior monologues, however, reveal other desires. For the director, “We do not listen enough to men on this subject.”

Free for Cal Student Film Pass holders | $7 BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students | $8 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, retirees; non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, 18 & under, disabled persons | $12 General admission

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African Film Festival 2017: Towards Tenderness

Film - Series | March 12 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Center for African Studies, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Alice Diop, France, 2015
Alice Diop’s intimate featurette portrays the inner thoughts and public territory of young men in a Paris suburb. With shorts The Return (Yohann Kouam), Reluctantly Queer (Akosua Adoma Owusu), and The Sense of Touch (Jean-Charles Mbotti Malolo).

Full: LaPorte

Special Event | March 12 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Programmed by Sarah Cahill

Canadian electroacoustic musician Jean-François LaPorte introduces his sculptural instruments and experimental control mechanisms during a rare Bay Area appearance in collaboration with the Center for New Music and Audio Technologies. Dense textures, rich colors, and complex polyphonies emerge from a single sound.

Free for BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students, faculty, staff, retirees; 18 & under + guardian | $10 Non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons | $12 General admission Event is included with admission. Seating for Full is limited.

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Monday, March 13, 2017

Spinoza's Tragic Resources

Lecture | March 13 | D37 Hearst Field Annex

 Russ Leo

 Department of English

Sponsors: Department of English; Townsend Center for the Humanities; Program in Critical Theory; Medieval Philosophy Working Group;The Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion

Russ Leo is an Assistant Professor of English at Princeton University. He has a PhD from Duke University, with certificates in Feminist Studies and Interdisciplinary Medieval and Renaissance Studies. He is completing...   More >

Fighting for Health Equity in 2017 and Beyond

Presentation | March 13 | 2050 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Congresswoman Barbara Lee

 Professional Development for Educators

Affordable, accessible, high-quality healthcare is a fundamental human right. Congresswoman Lee served as chair of the Congressional Black Caucus during the drafting of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and worked to ensure strong provisions that expand health care access, address health disparities and create incentives for people to live healthy lives. As a psychiatric social...   More >

DCRP Lecture: Jan Whittington

Lecture | March 13 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

MON, MAR 13, 11:00am in 112 Wurster Hall. Please join us for, &quot;Infrastructure, global challenges, and market forces in a digital era: research and action through collaboration and community engagement,&quot; a lecture by Dr. Jan Whittington.

Will Geert Wilders Become the New Dutch Prime Minister? The Upcoming General Elections in the Netherlands

Lecture | March 13 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Jeroen Dewulf, Institute of European Studies

 Institute of European Studies

On March 15, 2017, the citizens of the Netherlands will elect a new parliament and a new government. In this lecture, we will analyze the different parties and party leaders participating in these elections and discuss the latest projections of the election results. Of particular interest to the rest of Europe are the chances of Geert Wilders, leader of the populist Freedom Party, becoming the...   More >

Introduction to Antiterrorism Design Consulting: SEMM Seminar

Seminar | March 13 | 12-1 p.m. | 502 Davis Hall

 Eve Hinman, Eng.Sc.D., P.E., President, Hinman Consulting Engineers

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

This presentation will provide the background needed to intelligently think through the key issues related to bombings targeting buildings and provide effective practical solutions for likely threat scenarios.

Linking Structure And Function In The Human Visual System With Adaptive Optics

Seminar | March 13 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 489 Minor Hall

 ​Will S. Tuten, OD, PhD

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

In humans, fine-scale spatio-chromatic vision is the result of neural processes initiated in cone photoreceptors. The overarching goal of my research is to understand how the cellular architecture of the cone mosaic shapes vision, both in healthy subjects and in patients with retinal disease. Adaptive optics scanning laser ophthalmoscopy (AOSLO) enables high-resolution imaging of retinal...   More >

Differential Geometry Seminar: The Kähler-Ricci flow and optimal degenerations

Seminar | March 13 | 1:10-2 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Gabor Szekelyhidi, Notre Dame

 Department of Mathematics

Chen-Sun-Wang showed that the Kähler-Ricci flow on a Fano manifold gives rise to a certain algebraic degeneration of the manifold. I will discuss in what sense this degeneration is optimal, or "most-destabilizing". An application of this result is a general convergence result for the Kähler-Ricci flow on Fano manifolds admitting a Kähler-Ricci soliton, generalizing works of Tian-Zhu and...   More >

290 Speaker Series: Experience and Transformation in an Imperial Capital

Lecture | March 13 | 2-4 p.m. | Kroeber Hall, Gifford Room

 Alexei Vranich

 Department of Anthropology

The aerial photograph of the World Heritage city of Cusco, Peru reveals a regular geometric distribution of city blocks in the middle of the city. Generations of architects, archaeologists and historians have correlated the present geometry of the city with the distribution of the major pre-Columbian Inca compounds, streets and open spaces. Furthermore, a number of intensive architectural surveys...   More >

String-Math Seminar: Some recent advances in the mathematical construction of Coulomb branches of 3 and 4-dimensional gauge theories

Seminar | March 13 | 2-3 p.m. | 402 LeConte Hall

 Alexander Braverman, Toronto

 Department of Mathematics

I will start the talk by reviewing our recent work with M.Finkelberg and H.Nakajima on the mathematical construction of Coulomb branches of 3-dimensional N=4 super-symmetric gauge theories as affine complex (possibly singular) symplectic algebraic varieties admitting a canonical quantization (no physics background will be assumed). I will then proceed to the discussion of the generalization of...   More >

Northern California Symplectic Geometry Seminar: Planar Lagrangian graphs/The dimension problem in CR geometry

Seminar | March 13 | 2:30-5 p.m. | Stanford University Mathematics Department, 384H/383N

 Peter Lambert Cole/Boris Kruglikov, University of Indiana/UiT - The Arctic University of Norway

 Department of Mathematics

Peter Lambert-Cole: A foundational result in the study of contact geometry and Legendrian knots is Eliashberg and Fraser's classification of Legendrian unknots They showed that two homotopy-theoretic invariants -- the Thurston-Bennequin number and rotation number -- completely determine a Legendrian unknot up to isotopy. Legendrian spatial graphs are a natural generalization of Legendrian knots....   More >

Probabilistic Operator Algebra Seminar: Pinsker algebras for 1-bounded entropy

Seminar | March 13 | 3-5 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

 Benjamin R. Hayes, Vanderbilt University

 Department of Mathematics

I will discuss joint work in progress with Thomas Sinclair. The Pinsker algebra for a probability measure-preserving action of a group G is a classical object of study in ergodic theory — it is the largest quotient of this action with entropy zero. There is a natural analogue of a Pinsker algebra in free probability corresponding to 1-bounded entropy (a quantity related to the notion of being...   More >

Dario Colombo (MPIfR): Building a (fully resolved) molecular cloud catalog of the Milky Way

Seminar | March 13 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 131 Campbell Hall

 Dario Colombo, Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronomy

 Radio Astronomy Lab

Modern high resolution, molecular gas surveys of the Galactic Plane are unveiling an astonishing picture of the three-dimensional gas organization of the Milky Way. This provides the opportunity to investigate the building blocks of the molecular medium, the Giant Molecular Clouds (GMCs), in an unprecedented level of detail. So far, however, such kind of study has been restricted to a handful of...   More >

Ken Goldberg - The New Wave in Robot Grasping

Seminar | March 13 | 3:30-5:30 p.m. | 3108 Etcheverry Hall

 Ken Goldberg, University of California Berkeley

 Industrial Engineering & Operations Research

Despite 50 years of research, robots remain remarkably clumsy, limiting their applications in home decluttering, warehouse order fulfillment, and robot-assisted surgery. I conjecture that the next wave will be based on hybrid methods that combine analytic models to bootstrap empirical models, where data and code is exchanged via the Cloud using emerging advances in cloud computing and big data.

Diversified Farming Systems Roundtable with Amélie Gaudin

Lecture | March 13 | 4-5 p.m. | 112 Hilgard Hall

 Berkeley Food Institute, Center for Diversified Farming Systems

We will highlight some of the underlying biophysical mechanisms and propose approaches for agroecosystems researchers to monitor and assess resilience that consider the unique characteristics and goals of intensive agricultural systems.

Congresswoman Barbara Lee: Fighting for Health Equity in 2017 and Beyond

Special Event | March 13 | 4-5 p.m. | 2050 Valley Life Sciences Building | Note change in location

 Barbara Lee, Congresswoman

 Nicholas B. Dirks, Chancellor, UC Berkeley

 Berkeley Center for Social Medicine, Public Health, School of, Social Welfare, School of, Samuel Merritt University

Congresswoman Barbara Lee’s main healthcare focus is always on health disparities and health equity, especially for racial and ethnic minorities. Congresswoman Lee is strongly opposed to any efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act, and will continue to fight to ensure that we all have access to affordable, quality healthcare.


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Novel chemistry of Ubiquitination

Seminar | March 13 | 4-5 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Ivan Dikic, University of Frankfurt

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, Department of Chemistry

Student Algebraic Geometry Seminar: Local Langlands in the complex case

Seminar | March 13 | 4-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Eric Chen, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

The classical local Langlands correspondence is roughly an identification of Galois representations with representations of a reductive group \( G(F) \) where \( F \) is a local field. In particular, we may think of representations of \( G(F) \) as "fibering" over the space of Galois representations, where each fiber consists of "L-packets." In this talk I will outline a similar picture in the...   More >

The role of auditory feedback in speech production: Berkeley Ear Club

Colloquium | March 13 | 4 p.m. | Tolman Hall, Beach Room 3105

 John Houde, Speech & Nuroscience Lab Otolaryngology UC San Francisco

 Department of Psychology

An important part of understanding the neural control of speech is determining how auditory feedback is processed during speaking. The behavioral phenomena associated with auditory feedback suggest a paradox about its role: it need not be present for intelligible speech production, but if it is present, it needs to be correct or speech output will be affected. For this reason, current models of...   More >

Seminar 271, Development: Measuring Poverty and Vulnerability in Real-Time

Seminar | March 13 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Josh Blumenstock, UC Berkeley

 Department of Economics

Undergraduate Lecture Series (Math Monday): The ubiquity of Dynkin diagrams

Lecture | March 13 | 5-6 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Ben Wormleighton, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Dynkin diagrams are certain graphs that naturally appear in a startling number of places across math where they often parameterise objects of geometric interest possessing some ‘finiteness’ conditions. I’ll demonstrate two of my favourite such situations in detail as well as make mention of many more in order to convince you that my title is justified.

Spinoza's Tragic Resources

Lecture | March 13 | 5-7 p.m. | D37 Hearst Field Annex

 Russ Leo, Assistant Professor of English, Princeton University

 Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion

Leo will present his research on the intersections between poetic and philosophical experiments in Anglo-Dutch contexts across the 1650s, 60s, and 70s, particularly the ways one might place Milton and Spinoza in conversation. This involves attention to Spinoza's contributions to literary culture in Amsterdam and the Netherlands at large, as well as his debts to poets and poetics. For instance,...   More >

WLI Planning Committee Info Session #2

Information Session | March 13 | 5-6 p.m. | César E. Chávez Student Center, 202 (GenEq Community Space)

 Gender Equity Resource Center

MARCH 10th 4 PM - 5 PM
MARCH 13th 5 PM - 6 PM

Spinoza's Tragic Resources

Lecture | March 13 | 5-7 p.m. | D37 Hearst Field Annex

 Russ Leo, Assistant Professor of English, Princeton University

 The Program in Critical Theory

Russ Leo’s lecture, “Spinoza’s Tragic Resources,” will present his research on the intersections between poetic and philosophical experiments in Anglo-Dutch contexts across the 1650s, 60s, and 70s—particularly the ways in which one might place Milton and Spinoza in conversation. This involves attention to Spinoza's contributions to literary culture in Amsterdam and the Netherlands at large, as...   More >

The Future of Our Planet: A Panel on Climate Change at the Berkeley Forum

Seminar | March 13 | 6-7:30 p.m. |  UC Berkeley Campus

 The Berkeley Forum

It is widely accepted amongst the scientific community that climate change has had harmful effects on the planet. Multiple treaties and agreements including the UNFCCC, the Kyoto Protocol, and the recent Paris Agreement have been made in the past few decades in order to encourage countries to limit atmospheric emissions. However, the direction of climate change policy, in the US and abroad, still...   More >

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Post-Baccalaureate Health Professions Program

Information Session | March 13 | 6-7:30 p.m. |  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.


 UNEX 1057. Enroll online or by calling 510-642-4111

Entrepreneurial Toastmasters Club Meeting

Meeting | June 6, 2016 – August 14, 2017 every Monday | 6:20-7:20 p.m. | 373 Soda Hall

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Toastmasters International is a non-profit educational organization that develops communication and leadership skills through public speaking.

ARCH Lecture: Jan Knippers “Biological Design and Integrative Structures”

Lecture | March 13 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

MON MAR 13, 6:30pm. Prof. Jan Knippers from the University of Stuttgart Institute of Building Structures and Structural Design (ITKE) will present a lecture on &quot;Biological Design and Integrative Structures&quot;.

Arts + Design Mondays: Art, Activism, and Freedom in the American Carceral State, with jackie sumell

Lecture | March 13 | 6:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 jackie sumell

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Reflecting on her service with prisoners indefinitely held in solitary confinement—most notably Herman Wallace, a political prisoner with whom she collaborated for twelve years—jackie sumell asks us to confront our unconscious desire for revenge and our addiction to the narrative of victory. Drawing from the teachings of Black Panthers, Herman Wallace, and Albert Woodfox, sumell challenges us to...   More >

Admission to this lecture is free.

On Jewish Heresy: Korah in the Midrash

Lecture | March 13 | 7 p.m. |  Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)

 Professor David Biale, Emanuel Ringelblum Distinguished Professor of Jewish History, UC Davis

 The Herman P. and Sophia Taubman Chair in Jewish Studies, Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

The 2017 Taubman Lectures
Lecture 1 (Mon, March 13: Rabbinizing Heresy: Korah in the Midrash
Lecture 2 (Weds, March 15): The Afterlives of Baruch Spinoza and Shabbetai Zvi
Lecture 3 (Thurs, March 16): Gershom Scholem, Hannah Arendt and the Boundaries of Modern Heresy

David Biale is the Emanuel Ringelblum Distinguished Professor of Jewish History at UC Davis.

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Tuesday, March 14, 2017

That Other Irish Literature: The Best Books in Irish 1893-2016

Lecture | March 14 | D37 Hearst Field Annex

 Department of English

A lecture by Philip O’Leary, Professor of English, Boston College

Nuclear Policy Working Group

Meeting | March 14 – May 9, 2017 every Tuesday with exceptions | NSSC Suite, Suite 230

 2150 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94709

 Nuclear Engineering (NE)

Forest Products and Woody Biomass Job Talk - Daniel L. Sanchez, Ph.D.

Seminar | March 14 | 338 Koshland Hall

 Daniel L. Sanchez, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Research Scientist, Carnegie Institution for Science, Stanford University

 Dept. of Environmental Science, Policy, and Mgmt. (ESPM)

"Commercialization of Carbon-Negative Bioenergy Systems"

Refreshments to follow in 139 Mulford Hall

Geometric Design for California

Workshop | March 14 – 16, 2017 every day | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Hilton Garden Inn

 11481 Mission Vista Dr, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730

 Robert Himes, Mark Thomas & Company, Inc.; Adrian Engel, Echelon Transportation Group

 Technology Transfer Program

This 3-day course covers the principles and best practices of roadway geometric design for various functional classes of roadways, including local streets, arterials and freeways, intersections and interchanges. This course focuses on practical, real world applications of geometric design methods. Developed with professionals in California in mind, the course will use design standards and...   More >

 This class is intended for roadway design engineers and technicians who have some basic prior knowledge of or experience with geometric design, as well as for those more experienced who seek a refresher course.

So Many Birds, So Little Time...: Interview with Luke Bloch, Department of Integrative Biology

Seminar | March 14 | 9-9:30 a.m. | Barrows Hall, Radio broadcast, ON-AIR ONLY, 90.7FM

 Luke Bloch, PhD Candidate, Department of Integrative Biology; Tesla Monson, PhD Candidate, Department of Integrative Biology

 KALX 90.7FM

In this episode of The Graduates, Luke Bloch, ornithologist and conservation biologist, talks about his work studying birds in Indonesia, and at other field sites around the globe.

The Graduates, highlighting graduate student research at Berkeley and around the world, is broadcast every other Tuesday at 9AM on KALX 90.7FM and on the web.   More >

 Radio broadcast, ON-AIR only, 90.7 FM

Luke in Sulawesi, Indonesia

Caltime KRONOS 8 – Managers/Supervisor Training

Course | March 14 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | 28 University Hall

 Lydia Jenkins

 Human Resources

Objective/Focus - KRONOS 8 Upgrade Changes:
Cosmetic features and functionality of CalTime KRONOS 8
Access to CalTime via Citrix – one timecard view
Edit personal Timecard
Edit timecards for employees
View Accruals and Totals on timecards
Icons, and color alerts to guide to the next task
Approve Employee Timecards - individual and mass approval
Instructor-led, hands-on training using...   More >

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Organic Syntheses Seminar: Exploring New Methodologies to Enhance Synthetic Efficiency

Seminar | March 14 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Dawei Ma, State Key Laboratory of Bio-Organic and Natural Products Chemistry, Shanghai Institute of Organic Chemistry

 College of Chemistry

Discovery of new synthetic methodologies not only prompts diverse synthesis of natural and designed functional molecules, but also leads to more efficient synthesis (step-economical and cost-effective) of known compounds with important functions. In this lecture I will summarize our recent results on methodology development, which include preparation of spiro-fused indolines via intramolecular...   More >

Seminar 217, Risk Management: Dynamics for the Top Eigenvalue and Eigenvector of Empirical Correlation Matrices of Financial Data

Seminar | March 14 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Speaker: Carl-Fredrik Arndt, Two Sigma

 Center for Risk Management Research

In this talk we will discuss how the top eigenvalue/eigenvector pair evolves through time for estimators of covariance and correlation matrices of equity return type data. By this we mean that the matrices have a top eigenvalue which is well separated from the others. Our main results are that both the eigenvalue and eigenvector of a correlation matrix has an extra stability effect,...   More >

UCMP Fossil Coffee: Current paleontological research and opportunities at Petrified Forest National Park

Seminar | March 14 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 1101 (UCMP Fishbowl)

 Adam Marsh, Petrified Forest National Park

 Museum of Paleontology

Cal Alumni Club of Chicago: River City Food Bank presents Empty Bowls 2017

Social Event | March 14 | 11:30 a.m. |  Sacramento Convention Center

  1400 J St, Sacramento, CA 95814

 Cal Alumni Club of Sacramento


Empty Bowls is River City Food Bank's largest fundraising event to raise awareness in the fight against hunger in Sacramento County. Our 14th Annual event will take place on March 13th and 14th, 2017 at the Sacramento Convention Center. Empty Bowls 2016 was attended by more than 1,500 people and raised more than $200,000, 96% of which directly...   More >


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The Perfect Dictatorship: China in the 21st Century

Lecture | March 14 | 12-2 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Rachel Stern, Berkeley School of Law

 Stein Ringen, Green Templeton College, University of Oxford

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

Professor Ringen will presents his book, The Perfect Dictatorship: China in the 21st Century. The Chinese political economy is like no other system known to man, now or in history. This book explains how the system works and where it may be moving.
- What are the intentions and priorities of the Chinese leaders?
- What kind of leader is Xi Jinping, where is he leading China and how radically is...   More >

Programs for "Under-Prepared" College Students: A Tale of Unintended Consequences

Seminar | March 14 | 12-1 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, Academic Innovation Studio Dwinelle 117

 Katie Hern, English Instructor, Chabot College and Co-Founder of the California Acceleration Project (CAP); Myra Snell, Professor, Mathematics, Los Medanos College and Co-Founder of the California Acceleration Project (CAP)

 Center for Studies in Higher Education

Traditionally, about 80% of California community college students have been classified “unprepared” upon entry and required to enroll in remedial courses in English, reading, math, and/or English as a second language. These courses are intended to help students be more successful, but the more remedial courses students are required to take, the less likely they are to ever reach their college...   More >

Two Views on Education in the Nordic Countries: Computers and Learning in Danish Schools Inequality in Finnish Education  

Lecture | March 14 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Jeppe Bundsgaard, Professor of Education, Aarhus University, Copenhagen; Veronica Salovaara, Doctoral Student in Sociology, University of Helsinki

 Institute of European Studies

Denmark is among the countries with most widespread use of computers in K-9, with positive attitudes both from teachers and politicians toward the use of computers. Jeppe Bundsgaard will discuss the Danish situation, including the challenges that (still) exist.

Veronica Salovaara, who has been working in different comparative European and Nordic research projects, analyzes how inequality is...   More >

The psychology of political risk in autocracy: Evidence from Zimbabwe

Colloquium | March 14 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Lauren Young, Postdoctoral Fellow, Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law (CDDRL), Stanford

 Center for African Studies

One of the Center for African Studies weekly sessions in our Spring 2017 Colloquium Series.

Lauren Young

Development Lunch:"The effect of ambient light on criminal activity: Evidence from Chile"

Seminar | March 14 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Patricio Dominguez

 Department of Economics, CEGA

Understanding Person Recognition: Psychological, Computational, and Neural Perspectives

Seminar | March 14 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

 Alice O’Toole, School of Behavioral and Brain Sciences The University of Texas at Dallas

 Department of Psychology

The study of person recognition over the last decade has concentrated almost entirely on recognition from the faces. In the real world, recognition of others often begins at a distance, where identity-specific information in the face is poorly resolved. At this distance, identity information in the shape of the body can support and constrain recognition. Remarkably little is known about how we...   More >

3-Manifold Seminar: Reshetikhin-Turaev for the Drinfeld Double of a Finite Group

Seminar | March 14 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Kevin Donoghue, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Reshetikhin and Turaev built a machine which takes as input a certain kind of Hopf algebra and outputs a link invariant. This talk will reverse the process: if you start with a particular link invariant, namely the number of homomorphisms of the link group to a finite group, the corresponding Hopf algebra and its tensor diagrammatics appear after some simple topological considerations.

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: A new approach to contact problems in geometry

Seminar | March 14 | 3:45-4:45 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall | Note change in time

 Joe Harris, Harvard University

 Department of Mathematics

Geometric problems involving order of contact—for example, how many flexes does a plane curve of degree $d$ have?---can often be solving by considering the relevant {\it bundle of principle parts}. When we're dealing with a family of varieties, though—for example, in a pencil of plane curves of degree $d$, how many have hyperflexes?---difficulties arise: some members of the family will have...   More >

The lifetime of atmospheric nitrogen oxides

Seminar | March 14 | 4-5 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Ronald Cohen, Department of Chemistry, UC Berkeley

 College of Chemistry

Data Tidying in R and Python: The Hacker Within

Workshop | March 14 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 190 Doe Library

 Berkeley Institute for Data Science

This Week's The Hacker Within

Topic: Data Tidying in R and Python


This is a weekly meeting for sharing skills and best practices for scientific computation.

Islamophobia Across the Atlantic: Trump, Europe's Far Right, and the Place of Civil Society: CRG Thursday Forum Series

Lecture | March 14 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 691 Barrows Hall

 Dr. Farid Hafez

 Center for Race and Gender

Islamophobia Across the Atlantic: Trump, Europe's Far Right, and the Place of Civil Society
Dr. Farid Hafez, Islamophobia Research & Documentation Project

This talk discusses the emergence of Islamophobia in Europe and the USA and its specific role in party politics. It discusses the announcement and introduction of Trump's anti-Muslim policies at the backdrop of precedent policies in Europe....   More >

Softball vs. Lehigh

Sport - Intercollegiate - Baseball/Softball | March 14 | 4 p.m. |  Levine-Fricke Field

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Softball hosts Lehigh at Levine-Fricke Field.

Rita Chattopadhyay | Women, Crime, and Retribution: An Ancient Indian Perspective

Lecture | March 14 | 4-6 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, 341 (DSSEAS Library)

 Rita Chattopadhyay, Professor, Department of Sanskrit, Jadavpur University, Kolkata

 Robert P. Goldman, Professor of Sanskrit, South and Southeast Asian Studies, UC Berkeley

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Catherine and William L. Magistretti Chair in South and Southeast Asian Studies, Department of South & Southeast Asian Studies

A talk by Dr. Rita Chattopadhyay, Professor in the Department of Sanskrit at Jadavpur University, Kolkata.

Violence, Stigma, and Health Disparities of Sexual and Gender Minority Youth

Conference/Symposium | March 14 | 4-6 p.m. | 150 University Hall

 Paul R. Sterzing, PhD., Assistant Professor, School of Social Welfare, UC Berkeley; Mark L. Hatzenbuehler, PhD, Associate Professor, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University; Dorothy L. Espelage, PhD, Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Florida

 Public Health, School of, Berkeley Center for Social Medicine, Social Welfare, School of, Berkeley Institute of Human Development, The Center for Child and Youth Policy

This two hour symposium presents research from the three leading scholars working at the intersection of social welfare and public health. Examining stigma and violence exposure among sexual and gender minority youth and associated impacts on mental and behavioral health, the panel of scholars will discuss recommendations for future research and the development of prevention, intervention, and...   More >

Red Globalism: The 'Other' Europe, Decolonization and African Heritage

Lecture | March 14 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Paul Betts, Professor of Modern European History at St Antony's College, University of Oxford

 Institute of European Studies, Center for German and European Studies, Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES)

The study of the Cold War has undergone fundamental transformation in recent years. While most of the scholarship on superpower confrontation has given way to wider notions of a global Cold War, comparatively little attention has been accorded to trans-continental interactions between smaller states, such as the relationship between Eastern Europe and its socialist partners in Africa and Asia....   More >

Seminar 221, Industrial Organization: ​"Ownership of the Means of Production"

Seminar | March 14 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | Haas School of Business, C110 Cheit Hall

 Glen Weyl, Microsoft Research

 Department of Economics

(joint with Economic Analysis and Policy Group Seminar)

The Present Political Divide: What To Do Now

Colloquium | March 14 | 4:30-6 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Institute

 George Lakoff, Richard and Rhoda Goldman Distinguished Professor of Cognitive Science and Linguistics, UC Berkeley

 Center for Right-Wing Studies, Department of Sociology, Department of Linguistics, Berkeley Center for Neural Mind & Society

How does Trump think, how does he control public discourse, and why does he have the appeal that he has? What do the Democrats fail to understand about Trump and his followers? And what can those in the American majority that oppose Trump do now, and what should the majority and the media not do that would only help Trump?

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The implicitization problem for rational normal scrolls

Seminar | March 14 | 5-6 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Alessio Sammartano, Purdue University

 Department of Mathematics

We study the defining ideals of the Rees algebra and of the special fiber ring for ideals of a rational normal scroll in $P^n$. In particular, we show that these rings are Koszul algebras.

Mecca's Perspective as Symbolic Form

Lecture | March 14 | 5-7 p.m. | 470 Stephens Hall

 Avinoam Shalem, Riggio Professor of the History of the Arts of Islam, Columbia University

 Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion

The “Sacred” and the “Holy” (haram in Arabic and, to some extent, al-quds or al-muqaddas), are Semitic words (see Herem and Kadosh in Hebrew) denoting the act of separation, parting, or setting aside, and imply the apparent human faculty of setting distinctive borders between holy and profane zones. Constrained to time, these spaces become chronotopes. But,...   More >

EPMS Weekly Seminar

Seminar | November 1, 2016 – December 5, 2017 every Tuesday | 5:10-6 p.m. | 212 O'Brien Hall

 Engineering and Project Management Society

Each week the Engineering and Project Management Society brings in a speaker to talk about topics related to construction and project management. Light refreshments will be provided.

Event is ADA accessible. For disability accommodation requests and information, please contact Disability Access Services by phone at 510.643.6456 (voice) or 510.642.6376 (TTY) or by email at...   More >

Swahili Weekly Social Hour

Social Event | January 31 – May 9, 2017 every Tuesday | 6-7 p.m. |  Jupiter Taproom

 2181 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Center for African Studies

Speak Swahili with your fellow Swahili students and enthusiasts over a drink at Jupiter Taproom. This is an informal gathering to connect with other Swahili speakers on campus and in Berkeley. Each person will support their own beverage purchases, but we will provide the good company! And of course, Swahili speaking only! All skill and experience levels are welcome. Karibuni sana!

Spring Art and Film Series: Wedding Doll

Film - Feature | March 14 | 6-8:30 p.m. | The Law Building, Warren Room

 Nitzan Gilady, Filmmaker

 Berkeley Institute for Jewish Law and Israel Studies, Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

In Nitzan Gilady's award-winning debut film, Hagit, a young woman with mild mental deficiency, works in a toilet-paper factory. She lives with her mother Sarah, a divorcee who gave up her life for her daughter. Hagit strives for independence and Sarah is torn between her desire to protect her, and her own will to live. When a relationship develops between her and the son of the factory owner,...   More >

Lacrosse vs. UConn

Sport - Intercollegiate - Lacrosse | March 14 | 6 p.m. |  Memorial Stadium

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Lacrosse hosts UConn at Memorial Stadium.

Sonja D. Williams: "Word Warrior: Richard Durham, Radio, and Freedom"

Reading - Nonfiction | March 14 | 6:30-8 p.m. | North Gate Hall, Library

 Graduate School of Journalism

The life of an inventive African American media writer and tireless champion of freedom, equality, and justice.

Posthumously inducted into the National Radio Hall of Fame in 2007, Richard Durham creatively chronicled and brought to life the significant events of his times. Durham's trademark narrative style engaged listeners with fascinating characters, compelling details, and sharp images of...   More >

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General Motors (GM) Tech Talk: The Future of Mobility

Information Session | March 14 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Mike Ableson, VP of Global Strategy

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Come to the Woz for a talk on 'The Future of Mobility' by Mike Ableson, GM's Vice President of Global Strategy. Learn how General Motors leverages OnStar, Connectivity, Car Sharing, Electrification & Autonomous Systems to drive its Mobility Strategy. Mike (a Berkeley grad himself) is excited to be speaking to students about the future of the automobile industry, so bring lots of...   More >

Sustain U: Green Up Your Life

Course | January 31 – April 25, 2017 every Tuesday with exceptions | 6:30-8 p.m. | 228 Dwinelle Hall

 Sharon Chen; Mary Thomasmeyer

 Student Environmental Resource Center

This course, presented by the Student Environmental Resource Center, is meant to introduce sustainability as a multi-faceted and interdisciplinary concept embodying business, economics, public health, engineering, and ethnic studies, as well as its real practical applications in students’ lives.

Marian Diamond Day

Film - Documentary | March 14 | 7-9 p.m. |  OLD CITY HALL

 2134 Martin Luther King Jr. WAY, Berkeley, CA 94720

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

In conjunction with the PBS broadcast of MY LOVE AFFAIR WITH THE BRAIN; THE LIFE AND SCIENCE OF DR. MARIAN DIAMOND, the City of Berkeley is honoring Marian with:

Marian Diamond Day proclaimed in Berkeley on March 14, 2017 7pm OLD CITY HALL AT 2134 Martin Luther King Jr. WAY

Inside the BAMPFA Film Collection

Special Event | March 14 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

For BAMPFA Members and Cal Students Only

Join us for this fifth annual event, an insider’s view into how we shape our film collection. In conjunction with Member Appreciation Month, our curators and film collection staff present a selection of works from BAMPFA’s holdings and share insights into their significance, both for our collection and for the history of film. Highlights include...   More >

Admission to this lecture is free. This event is only open to BAMPFA members and UC Berkeley Students only

3 Truths About Trumpism: with Abby VanMuijen

Lecture | March 14 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Wurster Hall, 210 - Environmental Design Library Atrium

 Abby VanMuijen


Abby VanMuijen (UC Berkeley Landscape Architecture graduate) teams up with Ananya Roy again to produce one of the most cogent commentaries about the recent election and it’s aftermath. This six-minute animated video expresses in words and images a concise critique of “Trumpism” and some of the narratives that enable it. Abby will discuss the process of developing the content and images which can...   More >

Playing Dead: A Journey Through the World of Death Fraud

Reading - Nonfiction | March 14 | 7 p.m. | D37 Hearst Field Annex

 Elizabeth Greenwood, Author

 Department of English

"Ms. Greenwood leaps into an anecdote-filled history of — and rough primer for — erasing yourself. She shrewdly notes that our fascination with vanishing is only heightened by the ‘hypervisibility of our age.’… The fun in Greenwood’s book — much of it admittedly grim fun — is in learning the details."
New York Times

Abby VanMuijen, 3 Truths About Trump

Lecture | March 14 | 7-8:30 p.m. | 210 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

Aby VanMuijen (B.A. Urban Studies '12) discusses teaming up UCLA Professor of Urban Planning and Social Welfare Ananya Roy on a biting animated commentary about Trump.

Baseball vs. Minnesota

Sport - Intercollegiate - Baseball/Softball | March 14 | 7:05 p.m. |  Evans Field

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Baseball hosts Minnesota at Evans Diamond.

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Performing Arts - Dance | March 14 | 8 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Cal Performances

A pillar in the American arts landscape for more than a half century, the revered Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater returns for its annual residency, with a bold mix of new and recent works as well as timeless Ailey classics, including his unforgettable and uplifting Revelations. "Restraint and release, spirituality and energy: they are all there in Ailey's masterpiece, Revelations" (Financial...   More >

starting at $36

  Tickets go on sale August 9. Buy tickets by calling 510-642-9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org