<< Week of August 19 >>

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Traditional Japanese Hand Tools and Joinery Construction

Workshop | August 13 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Come learn all about traditional Japanese woodworking. Through understanding a variety of tools and their use in making joinery, you will leave with knowledge of creating beautiful wood to wood connections with no glues or fasteners! Instructor Jay Van Arsdale will bring tools and joinery samples, and after a morning or demonstration students will be able to try their hand at using them....   More >

$60, $50 members

  Register online or by calling 510-664-9841, or by emailing gardenprograms@berkeley.edu

Monday, August 14, 2017

Digital Humanities Berkeley Summer Institute

Conference/Symposium | August 14 – 18, 2017 every day | 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Second floor

Digital Humanities at Berkeley, Digital Humanities at Berkeley

 Digital Humanities at Berkeley

Don't miss out on this annual series of digital humanities discussions and workshops!

In the spirit of encouraging "thoughtful application of digital tools and methodologies to humanistic inquiry," Berkeley's very own Digital Humanities Summer Institute invites you to participate in a host of workshops and open-to-the-public conversations over the course of the week.

The schedule of events...   More >

The Personal Statement From Zero to Bang! in 5 Days (UCB Session 2)

Course | August 14 – 18, 2017 every day | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | 2326 Tolman Hall

 Bay Area Writing Project

Excited about college, but scared of writing the personal statement for the application? Not sure how to show off your strengths without looking like, well, a show-off? Want to stand out as an individual without coming across as a weirdo? Struggle with writing in a way that is clear and coherent, yet innovative and interesting? Then this is the workshop for you! You will walk out of this workshop...   More >

EHS 201 Biosafety in Laboratories

Course | August 14 | 1:30-3:30 p.m. | 177 Stanley Hall

 Office of Environment, Health & Safety

This training is required for anyone who is listed on a Biological Use Authorization (BUA) application form that is reviewed by the Committee for Laboratory and Environmental Biosafety (CLEB). A BUA is required for anyone working with recombinant DNA molecules, human clinical specimens or agents that may infect humans, plants or animals. This safety training will discuss the biosafety risk...   More >

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Digital Humanities Berkeley Summer Institute

Conference/Symposium | August 14 – 18, 2017 every day | 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Second floor

Digital Humanities at Berkeley, Digital Humanities at Berkeley

 Digital Humanities at Berkeley

Don't miss out on this annual series of digital humanities discussions and workshops!

In the spirit of encouraging "thoughtful application of digital tools and methodologies to humanistic inquiry," Berkeley's very own Digital Humanities Summer Institute invites you to participate in a host of workshops and open-to-the-public conversations over the course of the week.

The schedule of events...   More >

Aesthetic Possibilities: Literature, Rhetoric, Philosophy: Möglichkeitsdenken, Einbildungskraft, Phantasie: Theorien und Praktiken der Imagination

Workshop | August 15 – 19, 2017 every day | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Dwinelle Hall

 Eva Geulen, Berlin; Rüdiger Campe, Yale; Anja Lemke, Cologne; Niklaus Largier, Berkeley

 Department of German

Imagination, Phantasie und Einbildungskraft sind Begriffe, die sich auf ein Vermögen beziehen, dessen Status immer schon zwiespältig ist. Einerseits bildet die Produktivität der Imagination als Vorstellungskraft – neben dem Vermögen des Gedächtnisses und der Vernunft – eine Bedingung der Möglichkeit aller Erkenntnis und Abstraktion, andererseits ist sie in ihrer relativen Unabhängigkeit vom...   More >

The Personal Statement From Zero to Bang! in 5 Days (UCB Session 2)

Course | August 14 – 18, 2017 every day | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | 2326 Tolman Hall

 Bay Area Writing Project

Excited about college, but scared of writing the personal statement for the application? Not sure how to show off your strengths without looking like, well, a show-off? Want to stand out as an individual without coming across as a weirdo? Struggle with writing in a way that is clear and coherent, yet innovative and interesting? Then this is the workshop for you! You will walk out of this workshop...   More >

The Stabilized Supralinear Network, or, The Importance of Being Loosely Balanced (Miller) / Spatiotemporal profiles of spiking variability in recurrent networks (Doiron)

Seminar | August 15 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 560 Evans Hall

 Ken Miller, Columbia University; Brent Doiron, University of Pittsburgh

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Miller: I will describe the Stabilized Supralinear Network mechanism and its application to understanding sensory cortical behavior. The mechanism is based on a network of excitatory (E) and inhibitory (I) neurons with very simple assumptions: (1) Individual neurons have an expansive or supralinear input/output functions, e.g. a power law with power >1; (2) Feedback inhibition is sufficiently...   More >

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research and Finding a Mentor Workshop

Workshop | August 15 | 5-6 p.m. | 1229 Dwinelle Hall

 Leah Carroll, Haas Scholars Program Manager/Advisor, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research

If you are thinking about getting involved in undergraduate research, this workshop is a great place to start! You will get a broad overview of the research opportunities available to undergraduates on campus, and suggestions on how to find them.

We will also let you know about upcoming deadlines and eligibility requirements for some of...   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 >

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Digital Humanities Berkeley Summer Institute

Conference/Symposium | August 14 – 18, 2017 every day | 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Second floor

Digital Humanities at Berkeley, Digital Humanities at Berkeley

 Digital Humanities at Berkeley

Don't miss out on this annual series of digital humanities discussions and workshops!

In the spirit of encouraging "thoughtful application of digital tools and methodologies to humanistic inquiry," Berkeley's very own Digital Humanities Summer Institute invites you to participate in a host of workshops and open-to-the-public conversations over the course of the week.

The schedule of events...   More >

Aesthetic Possibilities: Literature, Rhetoric, Philosophy: Möglichkeitsdenken, Einbildungskraft, Phantasie: Theorien und Praktiken der Imagination

Workshop | August 15 – 19, 2017 every day | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Dwinelle Hall

 Eva Geulen, Berlin; Rüdiger Campe, Yale; Anja Lemke, Cologne; Niklaus Largier, Berkeley

 Department of German

Imagination, Phantasie und Einbildungskraft sind Begriffe, die sich auf ein Vermögen beziehen, dessen Status immer schon zwiespältig ist. Einerseits bildet die Produktivität der Imagination als Vorstellungskraft – neben dem Vermögen des Gedächtnisses und der Vernunft – eine Bedingung der Möglichkeit aller Erkenntnis und Abstraktion, andererseits ist sie in ihrer relativen Unabhängigkeit vom...   More >

The Personal Statement From Zero to Bang! in 5 Days (UCB Session 2)

Course | August 14 – 18, 2017 every day | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | 2326 Tolman Hall

 Bay Area Writing Project

Excited about college, but scared of writing the personal statement for the application? Not sure how to show off your strengths without looking like, well, a show-off? Want to stand out as an individual without coming across as a weirdo? Struggle with writing in a way that is clear and coherent, yet innovative and interesting? Then this is the workshop for you! You will walk out of this workshop...   More >

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research and Finding a Mentor Workshop

Workshop | August 16 | 10-11 a.m. | 50 Birge Hall

 Leah Carroll, Haas Scholars Program Manager/Advisor, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research

If you are thinking about getting involved in undergraduate research, this workshop is a great place to start! You will get a broad overview of the research opportunities available to undergraduates on campus, and suggestions on how to find them.

We will also let you know about upcoming deadlines and eligibility requirements for some of...   More >

CRISPRcon: Science, Society, and the Future of Gene Editing

Conference/Symposium | August 16 | 1 p.m. |  Stanley Hall

 Innovative Genomics Institute

Join us August 16–17 to participate in a discussion on whether and how gene editing technologies will make the transition from the lab to society at large.

EH&S 403 Training Session

Course | August 16 | 1:30-2:30 p.m. | 370 University Hall

 Jason Smith, UC Berkeley Office of Environment, Health, & Safety

 Office of Environment, Health & Safety

This session briefly covers the UC Berkeley specific radiation safety information you will need to start work.​ In addition, dosimeter will be issued, if required.

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research and Finding a Mentor Workshop

Workshop | August 16 | 2-3 p.m. | 50 Birge Hall

 Sean Burns, Director, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research

If you are thinking about getting involved in undergraduate research, this workshop is a great place to start! You will get a broad overview of the research opportunities available to undergraduates on campus, and suggestions on how to find them.

We will also let you know about upcoming deadlines and eligibility requirements for some of...   More >

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research and Finding a Mentor Workshop

Workshop | August 16 | 3-4 p.m. | 50 Birge Hall

 Leah Carroll, Haas Scholars Program Manager/Advisor, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research

If you are thinking about getting involved in undergraduate research, this workshop is a great place to start! You will get a broad overview of the research opportunities available to undergraduates on campus, and suggestions on how to find them.

We will also let you know about upcoming deadlines and eligibility requirements for some of...   More >

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Teaching Conference for All First-Time International Graduate Student Instructors (IGSIs)

Conference/Symposium | August 17 | 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Dwinelle Hall

 Graduate Student Instructor Teaching & Resource Center, Graduate Division

A campuswide teaching conference held the Thursday and Friday before classes begin. The purpose is to orient graduate students to their GSI role and equip them to begin. *All international first-time GSIs must attend both conference days (August 17 and August 18). To be credited with completion, attendees must participate in the entire conference day.

  Register online or by calling 510-642-4456

Digital Humanities Berkeley Summer Institute

Conference/Symposium | August 14 – 18, 2017 every day | 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Second floor

Digital Humanities at Berkeley, Digital Humanities at Berkeley

 Digital Humanities at Berkeley

Don't miss out on this annual series of digital humanities discussions and workshops!

In the spirit of encouraging "thoughtful application of digital tools and methodologies to humanistic inquiry," Berkeley's very own Digital Humanities Summer Institute invites you to participate in a host of workshops and open-to-the-public conversations over the course of the week.

The schedule of events...   More >

Aesthetic Possibilities: Literature, Rhetoric, Philosophy: Möglichkeitsdenken, Einbildungskraft, Phantasie: Theorien und Praktiken der Imagination

Workshop | August 15 – 19, 2017 every day | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Dwinelle Hall

 Eva Geulen, Berlin; Rüdiger Campe, Yale; Anja Lemke, Cologne; Niklaus Largier, Berkeley

 Department of German

Imagination, Phantasie und Einbildungskraft sind Begriffe, die sich auf ein Vermögen beziehen, dessen Status immer schon zwiespältig ist. Einerseits bildet die Produktivität der Imagination als Vorstellungskraft – neben dem Vermögen des Gedächtnisses und der Vernunft – eine Bedingung der Möglichkeit aller Erkenntnis und Abstraktion, andererseits ist sie in ihrer relativen Unabhängigkeit vom...   More >

The Personal Statement From Zero to Bang! in 5 Days (UCB Session 2)

Course | August 14 – 18, 2017 every day | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | 2326 Tolman Hall

 Bay Area Writing Project

Excited about college, but scared of writing the personal statement for the application? Not sure how to show off your strengths without looking like, well, a show-off? Want to stand out as an individual without coming across as a weirdo? Struggle with writing in a way that is clear and coherent, yet innovative and interesting? Then this is the workshop for you! You will walk out of this workshop...   More >

Strengthen Your Syllabus

Workshop | August 17 | 12-1 p.m. | 117 Dwinelle Hall

 Rita-Marie Conrad

 Center for Teaching and Learning

A common lament among instructors everywhere is that students don't read the syllabus. So, what should you do? More importantly, why should you bother?

In this informal, hands-on workshop, Rita Conrad, senior consultant from the Center for Teaching and Learning, will offer advice on how to make your syllabus more compelling while also heading off grade disputes.

The first 15 minutes of the...   More >

Discovering Relationships and their Structures Across Disparate Data Modalities

Seminar | August 17 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 560 Evans Hall

 Joshua Vogelstein, Johns Hopkins University

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Determining whether certain properties are related to other properties is fundamental to scientific discovery. As data collection rates accelerate, it is becoming increasingly difficult yet ever more important to determine whether one property of data (e.g., cloud density) is related to another (e.g., grass wetness). Only if two properties are related are further investigations into the geometry...   More >

Friday, August 18, 2017

Teaching Conference for All First-Time Graduate Student Instructors (GSIs)

Conference/Symposium | August 18 | 8 a.m.-4 p.m. |  Dwinelle Hall

 Graduate Student Instructor Teaching & Resource Center, Graduate Division

A campuswide teaching conference held the Friday before classes begin. The purpose is to orient graduate students to their GSI role and equip them to begin. To be credited with completion, attendees must participate in the entire conference day.

  Register online or by calling 510-642-4456

Digital Humanities Berkeley Summer Institute

Conference/Symposium | August 14 – 18, 2017 every day | 8:30 a.m.-7 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Second floor

Digital Humanities at Berkeley, Digital Humanities at Berkeley

 Digital Humanities at Berkeley

Don't miss out on this annual series of digital humanities discussions and workshops!

In the spirit of encouraging "thoughtful application of digital tools and methodologies to humanistic inquiry," Berkeley's very own Digital Humanities Summer Institute invites you to participate in a host of workshops and open-to-the-public conversations over the course of the week.

The schedule of events...   More >

Re-writing Genomes: A New Era in Genome Engineering: A one-day symposium hosted by QB3-Berkeley and the Innovative Genomics Institute

Conference/Symposium | August 18 | 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. | 105 Stanley Hall

 QB3 - California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences

In this fifth annual event, leading experts in genomics and molecular biology will explore how genome editing technologies are transforming basic research and biomedical engineering. The event is free and open to the public, but space is limited.

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research and Finding a Mentor Workshop

Workshop | August 18 | 9-10 a.m. | 50 Birge Hall

 Stefanie Ebeling, Ugrad. Research Apprenticeship Program Manager/Advisor, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research

If you are thinking about getting involved in undergraduate research, this workshop is a great place to start! You will get a broad overview of the research opportunities available to undergraduates on campus, and suggestions on how to find them.

We will also let you know about upcoming deadlines and eligibility requirements for some of...   More >

Aesthetic Possibilities: Literature, Rhetoric, Philosophy: Möglichkeitsdenken, Einbildungskraft, Phantasie: Theorien und Praktiken der Imagination

Workshop | August 15 – 19, 2017 every day | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Dwinelle Hall

 Eva Geulen, Berlin; Rüdiger Campe, Yale; Anja Lemke, Cologne; Niklaus Largier, Berkeley

 Department of German

Imagination, Phantasie und Einbildungskraft sind Begriffe, die sich auf ein Vermögen beziehen, dessen Status immer schon zwiespältig ist. Einerseits bildet die Produktivität der Imagination als Vorstellungskraft – neben dem Vermögen des Gedächtnisses und der Vernunft – eine Bedingung der Möglichkeit aller Erkenntnis und Abstraktion, andererseits ist sie in ihrer relativen Unabhängigkeit vom...   More >

The Personal Statement From Zero to Bang! in 5 Days (UCB Session 2)

Course | August 14 – 18, 2017 every day | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | 2326 Tolman Hall

 Bay Area Writing Project

Excited about college, but scared of writing the personal statement for the application? Not sure how to show off your strengths without looking like, well, a show-off? Want to stand out as an individual without coming across as a weirdo? Struggle with writing in a way that is clear and coherent, yet innovative and interesting? Then this is the workshop for you! You will walk out of this workshop...   More >

Mindful Mornings in the Garden- CANCELLED

Workshop | August 18 | 10-11 a.m. |  UC Botanical Garden | Canceled

 Botanical Garden

Come enjoy a morning of moving mindfully through the Garden with your family. We will explore how to be present in nature by dropping into our senses, observing, and playing games to strengthen our awareness of ourselves and the world around us. You will learn some fun practices that you can continue with your family at home.

$20 Adult+Child, $10 Member Adult+Child, $10 Additional Child, $5 Additional Member Child

  Register online or by calling 510-664-9841, or by emailing gardenprograms@berkeley.edu

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research and Finding a Mentor Workshop

Workshop | August 18 | 10-11 a.m. | 50 Birge Hall

 Mary Crabb, Stronach Baccalaureate Prize Program Manager/Advisor, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research

If you are thinking about getting involved in undergraduate research, this workshop is a great place to start! You will get a broad overview of the research opportunities available to undergraduates on campus, and suggestions on how to find them.

We will also let you know about upcoming deadlines and eligibility requirements for some of...   More >

Solid State Technology and Devices Seminar: Engineering transistors atom by atom with heterostructures of 2D materials

Seminar | August 18 | 1-2 p.m. | Cory Hall, 521 - The Hogan Room

 Giuseppe Iannaccone, University of Pisa

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

How close are we to the possibility of engineering next generation transistors atom by atom, as materials science and device engineering converge?

Recently, the so-called “materials-on-demand paradigm” has been proposed, thanks to the possibility of forming a “three-dimensional (3D) material” with tailored characteristics by combining layers of two-dimensional (2D) materials, such as graphene...   More >

Saturday, August 19, 2017

R bootcamp

Workshop | August 19 – 20, 2017 every day | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building

 Christopher Paciorek, Department of Statistics, UC Berkeley

 Department of Statistics

The Statistics Department and D-Lab are offering an
introductory short course on the statistical/data science
software R on Saturday-Sunday, August 19-20. The short
course will be a thorough introduction to working with
data, statistical analysis, and programming in R,
with no prior knowledge assumed. Please see
http://dlab.berkeley.edu/training/r-bootcamp-2017 for
more details.

$0

  Register online

Aesthetic Possibilities: Literature, Rhetoric, Philosophy: Möglichkeitsdenken, Einbildungskraft, Phantasie: Theorien und Praktiken der Imagination

Workshop | August 15 – 19, 2017 every day | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Dwinelle Hall

 Eva Geulen, Berlin; Rüdiger Campe, Yale; Anja Lemke, Cologne; Niklaus Largier, Berkeley

 Department of German

Imagination, Phantasie und Einbildungskraft sind Begriffe, die sich auf ein Vermögen beziehen, dessen Status immer schon zwiespältig ist. Einerseits bildet die Produktivität der Imagination als Vorstellungskraft – neben dem Vermögen des Gedächtnisses und der Vernunft – eine Bedingung der Möglichkeit aller Erkenntnis und Abstraktion, andererseits ist sie in ihrer relativen Unabhängigkeit vom...   More >