<< Week of September 24 >>

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Our free speech week: united against hate

Social Event | September 24 – 27, 2017 every day |  UC Berkeley Campus

 Cal ACLU

We bring to you a three-day event, a peaceful moment of reflection and show of solidarity for those vulnerable groups on campus. From faculty and departments to RSOs and graduates, we stand firmly behind the values of our community, and in defense of our loved ones. Join us for any of our events - listen to a speaker, participate in an open mic, or stop by to write a letter to your...   More >

Amos Gitai to Teach Seminar on Narrative and Form: Cinema and Architecture

Film - Series | August 29 – September 26, 2017 every day | 370 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

The Israeli film director Amos Gitai (Ph.D Architecture 79) will teach a five week course on film that explores the concepts of narrative and space. CLASS SIZE IS VERY LIMITED SO YOU MUST SIGN UP SOON. OPEN TO ALL STUDENTS ACROSS CAMPUS.

Fall 2017 Architecture Sustainability Colloquium

Colloquium | August 25 – December 1, 2017 every day | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

FRIDAYS - AUG 25 through DEC 1. CHECK THE SCHEDULE FOR SPEAKERS. Bay Area Leaders discuss topics in sustainability.

Fall Plant Sale - Members

Sale | September 24 | 9-10:30 a.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 UC Botanical Garden

Our Members-Only Preview Sale, 9 - 10:30 am, features coffee, snacks, and first pick of the rare, unusual, and stunning plants featured in The Room of Rares from. It is one of the most anticipated events of the sale. If you’re a non-member and want to enjoy the benefits of this preview sale, join or renew in advance.

Fall Plant Sale - Public

Sale | September 24 | 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 UC Botanical Garden

The Garden is committed to providing customers a wonderful selection of plants from around the world from the drought-resistant to the exotic and unusual. The Garden’s expert staff and volunteers take pride in the plants we grow and propagate.

Serenade for Haiti

Film - Feature | September 24 | 3 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

“Music is our refuge,” says a student at the Sainte Trinité Music School in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. “With music . . . we feel we are in another world, far from troubles.” Owsley Brown’s vibrant documentary recognizes the troubles but celebrates the refuge, testifying to the role that music can play in creating community and sustaining hope under the most difficult of circumstances. Shot in...   More >

Moses(es): Reggie Wilson/Fist and Heel Performance Group

Performing Arts - Dance | September 24 | 3 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Reggie Wilson/Fist and Heel Performance Group, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

"Award-winning choreographer Reggie Wilson’s evening-length Moses(es) is inspired by Zora Neale Hurston’s vernacular retelling of the biblical Moses story. Wilson draws on his own experiences
traveling to North Africa to understand the migration of Africans with extensive research into black culture, movement, and spiritual traditions."

$30 - 68

  Buy tickets online or by calling 510-642-9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Reggie Wilson/Fist and Heel Performance Group’s Paul Hamilton, and Anna Schön perform Moses(es) Saturday–Sunday, September 23–24, 2017 in Zellerbach Hall.

Jeanne Dielman, 23 quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles

Film - Feature | September 24 | 5 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Observing her mother and her aunts while growing up, Chantal Akerman became aware of the way in which the unending repetition of domestic duties became a proxy for emotion and self-expression. In Jeanne Dielman Akerman, cinematographer Babette Mangolte, and a predominantly female crew depict three days in the life of a middle-aged widow, Jeanne (Delphine Seyrig), living alone with her teenage...   More >

Monday, September 25, 2017

Fall 2017 Architecture Sustainability Colloquium

Colloquium | August 25 – December 1, 2017 every day | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

FRIDAYS - AUG 25 through DEC 1. CHECK THE SCHEDULE FOR SPEAKERS. Bay Area Leaders discuss topics in sustainability.

Our free speech week: united against hate

Social Event | September 24 – 27, 2017 every day |  UC Berkeley Campus

 Cal ACLU

We bring to you a three-day event, a peaceful moment of reflection and show of solidarity for those vulnerable groups on campus. From faculty and departments to RSOs and graduates, we stand firmly behind the values of our community, and in defense of our loved ones. Join us for any of our events - listen to a speaker, participate in an open mic, or stop by to write a letter to your...   More >

Amos Gitai to Teach Seminar on Narrative and Form: Cinema and Architecture

Film - Series | August 29 – September 26, 2017 every day | 370 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

The Israeli film director Amos Gitai (Ph.D Architecture 79) will teach a five week course on film that explores the concepts of narrative and space. CLASS SIZE IS VERY LIMITED SO YOU MUST SIGN UP SOON. OPEN TO ALL STUDENTS ACROSS CAMPUS.

​Two forms of perceptual learning generalization: Immediate transfer and learning to learn

Seminar | September 25 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 489 Minor Hall

 C. Shawn Green, Department of Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Madison

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

​While it is clear that, with appropriate practice, people will improve on most perceptual tasks, the improvements seen from such practice commonly fail generalize to new tasks. However, while this type of learning specificity is undoubtedly the most frequently described outcome of perceptual training, over the past few decades, numerous examples have been described in the literature...   More >

Understanding Human Rights Laws and Policies in Pakistan

Presentation | September 25 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Evans Hall, CSHE Conference Room (766/768)

 Dr. Munir Moosa Sewani, Sindh Madressatul Islam University

 Center for Studies in Higher Education

CSHE Visiting Scholar, Dr. Sewani, will discuss the challenges and opportunities of human rights laws and policies in Pakistan and highlight how elements of human rights are portrayed by higher education policies.

Dr. Munir Moosa Sewani

Combinatorics Seminar: Pattern Posets and Poset Fibrations

Seminar | September 25 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Jason Smith, University of Strathclyde

 Department of Mathematics

A pattern poset is a poset of combinatorial objects, with a partial order s< t if s occurs in t for some notion of occurrence. For example, the poset of words where s< t if s occurs as a subword of t. A variety of such pattern posets have been studied independently on words, permutations, graphs, Dyck paths, etc. Moreover, many of these posets have similar results relating to their Möbius...   More >

Remembering in the Toddler Years

Colloquium | September 25 | 12:10-1:10 p.m. | 3105 Tolman Hall

 Simona Ghetti, UC Davis Center for Mind and Brain

 Department of Psychology

The ability to subjectively re-experience our past requires processes that develop substantially during the course of childhood. Children ought to be able form, retain and retrieve detailed memory representations. In addition, they ought to be able to reflect on the quality of these memory representations (e.g., whether they are certain versus uncertain; whether the memories include vivid detail)...   More >

Use of PEER Tall Buildings Initiative Guidelines for Peer Review of Tall and Unique Structures

Seminar | September 25 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 502 Davis Hall

 James O. Malley, S.E. Senior Principal, Degenkolb Engineers, Degenkolb Engineers

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE), Pacific Earthquake Engineering Research Center (PEER)

Engineers designing tall and otherwise unique structures are challenged in strictly meeting all
seismic design provisions of the building code. Prior to 2010, there were no guidelines in
place to allow engineers to perform a performance-based seismic design to validate that their
designs were consistent with the performance goals of the code.

Living Stories: Oral History Interviewing and Research

Lecture | September 25 | 1-3 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 220 (Geballe Room)

 Paul Burnett, Oral historian, Oral History Center of The Bancroft Library

 Townsend Center for the Humanities

Join historian Paul Burnett of the Oral History Center to learn about oral history, the Bancroft Library's massive oral history collection, and a primer on how to conduct interviews yourself!

Paul Burnett, Oral History Center of the Bancroft Library

Love Posters: a space to heal and affirm each other in commUNITY!

Special Event | September 25 – 29, 2017 every day | 2-5 p.m. | César E. Chávez Student Center, GenEq Community Space, Rm 202

 Gender Equity Resource Center

LOVE POSTERS: a space to heal and affirm each other in commUNITY! Join us for a week of healing, love, community, and creativity through poster making.

String-Math Seminar: Double-elliptic Macdonald Polynomials

Seminar | September 25 | 2-3 p.m. | 402 LeConte Hall

 Andrey Smirnov, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

I will describe a new geometric way to think about symmetric polynomials. We will consider some special classes in the equivariant elliptic cohomology of Hilbert scheme of points on the complex plane (elliptic stable envelopes). It is natural to think about these classes as two parametric elliptic generalization of Macdonald polynomials. All other important symmetric polynomials such as...   More >

Bay Area Microlocal Analysis Seminar: Semiclassical resolvent estimates away from trapping

Seminar | September 25 | 2:40-3:30 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Kiril Datchev, Purdue University

 Department of Mathematics

Semiclassical resolvent estimates relate dynamics of a particle scattering problem to regularity and decay of waves in a corresponding wave scattering problem. Roughly speaking, more trapping of particles corresponds to a larger resolvent near the trapping. If the trapping is mild, then propagation estimates imply that the larger norm occurs only there. However, in this talk I will show how the...   More >

Probabilistic Operator Algebra Seminar: Microstates free entropy: definition, examples and applications.

Seminar | September 25 | 3-5 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

 Srivatsav Kunnawalkam Elayavalli, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

In this talk, I will primarily discuss the work of Voiculescu in the paper " The analogues of entropy and of Fisher information in free probability II". We will motivate and define a free analogue of entropy via approximating matricial microstates, as inspired by the classical Boltzmann definition. Then we will discuss an attempt to resolve the free group factors isomorphism problem using...   More >

Arithmetic Geometry and Number Theory RTG Seminar: Rational motivic path spaces

Seminar | September 25 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Ishai Dan-Cohen, Ben-Gurion University

 Department of Mathematics

A central ingredient in Kim's work on integral points of hyperbolic curves is the “unipotent Kummer map” which goes from integral points to certain torsors for the prounipotent completion of the fundamental group, and which, roughly speaking, sends an integral point to the torsor of homotopy classes of paths connecting it to a fixed base-point. In joint work with Tomer Schlank, we introduce a...   More >

Adam Elmachtoub - The value of opaque products

Seminar | September 25 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 3108 Etcheverry Hall

 Adam Elmachtoub, Columbia University

 Industrial Engineering & Operations Research

Abstract: A product is said to be opaque if one or more of its attributes are not revealed until after the product has been sold. Opaque products have historically been used in the travel industry where airline and hotel brands might be hidden to the customer, in exchange for a discount. More recently, online retailers have also used opaque products, where customers can sacrifice their choice of...   More >

Design Field Notes: Jazmyn Latimer

Seminar | September 25 | 4-5 p.m. | 220 Jacobs Hall

 Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation

Jazmyn Latimer, Code for America's lead designer for Safety and Justice, will speak at Jacobs Hall.

Seminar 271, Development: "The Impact of Cash Transfers on Local Public Finance: Experimental Evidence from Kenya"

Seminar | September 25 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Michael Walker, Berkeley

 Department of Economics

Bay Area Microlocal Analysis Seminar: Resonances on asymptotically hyperbolic manifolds; the ambient metric approach

Seminar | September 25 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Charles Hadfield, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

On an asymptotically hyperbolic manifold, the Laplacian has essential spectrum. Since work of Mazzeo and Melrose, this essential spectrum has been studied via the theory of resonances; poles of the meromorphic continuation of the resolvent of the Laplacian (with modified spectral parameter). A recent technique of Vasy provides an alternative construction of this meromorphic continuation which...   More >

Knight's Moves: The Son-in-Law in Cicero and Tacitus

Lecture | September 25 | 5 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Emily Gowers, University of Cambridge

 Department of Classics

Swahili Weekly Social Hour

Social Event | September 25 – December 4, 2017 every Monday | 5:30-6:30 p.m. |  Blue Door Cafe | Note change in location

 2244 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Center for African Studies

Speak Swahili with your fellow Swahili students and enthusiasts over a drink at Blue Door Cafe (check for location updates). 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!

East African Beer and Soda

Lecture by Dr. Diana Matut on Yiddish Song in Early Modern Ashkenaz (c. 1500-1750): Sources, Repertoire, Performance

Lecture | September 25 | 5:30-7 p.m. |  Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)

 Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

The Ashkenazim (Jews of Central and Eastern Europe) have been singing in Yiddish since the Middle Ages. Their historical song repertoires were very different from today's Yiddish songs. Diana Matut's lecture will explore the world of Renaissance and Baroque Yiddish song, and answer a set of specific research questions, such as: What did the Jews of Kraków, Amsterdam, Prague and Frankfurt sing...   More >

SLAM: Starting a Career at a Top-Tier Institution

Seminar | September 25 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 QB3 - California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences

Insights from Professor Michelle Chang (Chemistry) and Professor Reza Alam (Mechanical Engineering) and Phil Geissler (Chemistry)!

Join us for an insightful discussion with our own UC Berkeley faculty members about what it’s really like to start a career at a top-tier institution. Learn about how to navigate the career change from post-doc to professor and how to position yourself for success.

C3 IoT Info-Session

Information Session | September 25 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

TBA

World Without Mind: The Existential Threat of Big Tech

Lecture | September 25 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Osher Auditorium

 2155 Center St., Berkeley, CA 94720

 Franklin Foer

 Berkeley Center for New Media

Franklin Foer reveals the existential threat posed by big tech and offers a toolkit to fight their pervasive influence. Elegantly tracing the intellectual history of computer science—from Descartes and the enlightenment to Alan Turing to Stuart Brand and the hippie origins of today’s Silicon Valley—Foer exposes the dark underpinnings of our most idealistic dreams for technology. The corporate...   More >

by Evy Mages

AFL-CIO Solidarity Center Delegation on Illicit Financial Flows out of Africa: Transnational Cooperation on Illicit Financial Flows

Panel Discussion | September 25 | 6:30-8 p.m. |  2521 Channing Way (Inst. for Res. on Labor & Employment)

 Joel Odigie, Coordinator of Human and Trade Union Rights, International Trade Union Confederation-Africa; Luckystar Miyandazi, Policy Officer in the African Institutions Program, The European Centre for Development Policy Management (ECDPM); Cloudine Bwesigye, Program Officer, East Africa Trade Union Confederation (EATUC)

 UC Berkeley Labor Center, AFL-CIO Solidarity Center

In 2015, Thabo Mbeki commissioned a high level report on Illicit Financial Flows (IFFs) from Africa. The report indicated that over $50 billion in IFFs leaves Africa annually, an amount nearly equal to the official development assistance sent to the continent each year. IFFs are of particular concern amidst current changes in development funding trends and increasing environmental degradation....   More >

ATC: World Without Mind: The Existential Threat of Big Tech with Frank Foer

Lecture | September 25 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Osher Auditorium, BAMPFA, Osher Auditorium

 2155 Center St, Berkeley, CA 94720

 Franklin Foer, The Atlantic; Nicholas Thompson,, Wired Magazine

 Center for New Media

Elegantly tracing the intellectual history of computer science—from Descartes and the enlightenment to Alan Turing to Stuart Brand and the hippie origins of today’s Silicon Valley—Frank Foer exposes the dark underpinnings of our most idealistic dreams for technology.
ALL SEATS ARE AVAILABLE ON A FIRST-COME, FIRST-SERVED BASIS

Frank Foer, The Atlantic, in conversation with Nicholas Thompson, Editor, Wired

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Fall 2017 Architecture Sustainability Colloquium

Colloquium | August 25 – December 1, 2017 every day | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

FRIDAYS - AUG 25 through DEC 1. CHECK THE SCHEDULE FOR SPEAKERS. Bay Area Leaders discuss topics in sustainability.

Our free speech week: united against hate

Social Event | September 24 – 27, 2017 every day |  UC Berkeley Campus

 Cal ACLU

We bring to you a three-day event, a peaceful moment of reflection and show of solidarity for those vulnerable groups on campus. From faculty and departments to RSOs and graduates, we stand firmly behind the values of our community, and in defense of our loved ones. Join us for any of our events - listen to a speaker, participate in an open mic, or stop by to write a letter to your...   More >

Amos Gitai to Teach Seminar on Narrative and Form: Cinema and Architecture

Film - Series | August 29 – September 26, 2017 every day | 370 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

The Israeli film director Amos Gitai (Ph.D Architecture 79) will teach a five week course on film that explores the concepts of narrative and space. CLASS SIZE IS VERY LIMITED SO YOU MUST SIGN UP SOON. OPEN TO ALL STUDENTS ACROSS CAMPUS.

Memorials and Memory Activism: Interview with Valentina Rozas-Krause, College of Environmental Design

Seminar | September 26 | 9-9:30 a.m. | Barrows Hall, Radio broadcast, ON-AIR ONLY, 90.7FM

 Valentina Rozas-Krause, Architecture, College of Environmental Design; Dr. Tesla Monson, Department of Integrative Biology

 KALX 90.7FM

This week on The Graduates, we are speaking with architect Valentina Krause about her work on memorials in South America, the Bay Area, and Germany.

The Graduates, featuring graduate student research at Cal, is broadcast every other Tuesday on KALX 90.7 FM.

Valentina Rozas-Krause

Drop-in Pre-Health Advising

Miscellaneous | August 29 – December 5, 2017 every Tuesday | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | 3060 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Marie Dutton, Pre-Health Advisor

 Career Center

Meet with a Pre-Health Advisor on a first-come, first-served basis. For students exploring, preparing for, and/or applying to medical school and other health professional graduate programs.

 Open to currently enrolled students and Alumni Advantage members.

Seminar 217, Risk Management: Machine Learning and Alternative Data in Fundamental-based Quantitative Equity

Seminar | September 26 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Speaker: Ben Gum, AXA Rosenberg

 Center for Risk Management Research

We begin with a survey of machine learning techniques and applications outside of finance. Then we discuss our use of Machine Learning techniques at Rosenberg. Finally, we explore some alternative data sources.

Synthesis and Study of Unusual Lipids

Seminar | September 26 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall | Canceled

 Prof. Noah Burns, Department of Chemistry, Stanford University

 College of Chemistry

Our group is particularly inspired by natural products not only because of their importance as synthetic targets but also due to their ability to serve as invaluable identifiers of unanswered chemical, medicinal, biological, and biophysical questions. One major focus of our research has been the selective halogenation of alkenes. Dihalogenation and halofunctionalization encompass some of the most...   More >

Understanding Your Work Related Values

Workshop | September 26 | 12-1:30 p.m. |  University Hall

 Terrie Moore, Staff Career Development

 Human Resources

Identify/clarify values that are important to you to express at work. Explore approaches to enhance alignment.

REGISTRATION required at the UC Learning Center through the Blu portal. Course code - BECAR103

  Register online

UC Retirement Plan (UCRP) – The Pension Plan (BEUHS346)

Workshop | September 26 | 12:10-2:10 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club

 Don Goldberg, Senior Benefits Analyst, UC Retirement Administration Service Center

 Be Well at Work - Work/Life

The session, designed for active career employees, addresses the many areas one needs to consider for a successful and satisfying retirement and the benefits available through the UC Retirement Plan (UCRP). Content includes information about monthly retirement income and how it is calculated, cost of living adjustments, and lump sum cash out. The Retirement Savings Program and retiree health and...   More >

  Enroll online

Development Lunch: "Long-term effects of violent conflict on second-generation health outcomes: evidence from Liberia"

Seminar | September 26 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Soazic Elise Wang Sonne; Shibiru Melesse, CEGA EASST Fellow

 Department of Economics

Student seminar series for development economics student in Econ and ARE.

Drop-in Pre-Health Advising

Miscellaneous | August 29 – December 5, 2017 every Tuesday | 1-3 p.m. | 3060 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Caitlin Green, Pre-Health Advisor

 Career Center

Meet with a Pre-Health Advisor on a first-come, first-served basis. For students exploring, preparing for, and/or applying to medical school and other health professional graduate programs.

 Open to currently enrolled students and Alumni Advantage members.

Ayotzinapa: September 26,2014 - September 26, 2017

Lecture | September 26 | 1-3 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 James Cavallaro

 Center for Latin American Studies, Department of Spanish & Portuguese

Professor James Cavallaro, the founding director of Stanford Law School’s International Human Rights and Conflict Resolution Clinic, has dedicated his career to human rights through his scholarly research and his legal practice.

Love Posters: a space to heal and affirm each other in commUNITY!

Special Event | September 25 – 29, 2017 every day | 2-5 p.m. | César E. Chávez Student Center, GenEq Community Space, Rm 202

 Gender Equity Resource Center

LOVE POSTERS: a space to heal and affirm each other in commUNITY! Join us for a week of healing, love, community, and creativity through poster making.

McNair Scholars Program Application Workshop

Information Session | September 26 | 2-4 p.m. | 2515 Channing Way (Academic Achievement Program), Suite 13

 Juan Esteva, Director, McNair Scholars Program

 Office of Undergraduate Research

The McNair Scholars Program prepares selected underrepresented or low-income UC Berkeley undergraduates for graduate study at the doctoral level. The goal of the McNair Scholars Program is to increase the number of underrepresented students in doctoral programs.

Butterfly Walk

Tour/Open House | April 25 – October 24, 2017 the fourth Tuesday of the month every month | 3-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join Sally Levinson, Garden volunteer propagator, docent and 'caterpillar lady', as she guides you through the Botanical Garden in search of butterflies.

Space is limited on a first-come basis. Children welcome. Free with garden admission.

For more information email gardenprograms@berkeley.edu

Free with Garden Admission

Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence: A talk by Max Tegmark

Lecture | September 26 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, 430-8 Wozniak Lounge

 Max Tegmark, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

How can we grow our prosperity through automation without leaving people lacking income or purpose? What career advice should we give today’s kids? How can we make future AI systems more robust, so that they do what we want without crashing, malfunctioning or getting hacked? Should we fear an arms race in lethal autonomous weapons? Will machines eventually outsmart us at all tasks, replacing...   More >

Exploring Majors and Career Options

Workshop | September 26 | 3:30-5 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42 Conference Room

 Career Center

Undecided about your major? Not sure of the best academic path to your dream job? You're not alone! Join experts from the Career Center, the Career Counseling Library, and L&S, and learn how to start working towards your post-graduation career goals.

RSVP if you plan to attend: https://goo.gl/forms/URH5VWz5LXo9e6vC3

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The belly of a minimal free resolution

Seminar | September 26 | 3:45-4:45 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Karim Adiprasito, Einstein Institute for Mathematics Hebrew University of Jerusalem

 Department of Mathematics

We discuss the shape of minimal free resolutions of monomial ideals, that is, the shape of its bigraded Betti-table, and relate it to basic homotopy theory.

Electronic resonances: Challenge and opportunity

Seminar | September 26 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Anna Krylov, Department of Chemistry, University of Southern California

 College of Chemistry

Autoionizing (or electron-detaching) states are ubiquitous in physics, chemistry, biology, and technology. Such meta-stable states (called resonances) play a central role in processes as diverse as DNA radiolysis, plasmonic catalysis, and attosecond spectroscopy. Resonances belong to the continuum spectrum, which makes their theoretical description exceptionally difficult, because their wave...   More >

Guangzhou Dream Factory

Film - Documentary | September 26 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Erica Marcus, filmmaker

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS), Institute of East Asian Studies, Center for African Studies

Guangzhou, a.k.a. Canton, is southern China’s centuries-old trading port. Today the booming metropolis of 14 million is a mecca of mass consumption, its vast international trading centers crammed with every “Made in China” good imaginable. Every year more than half a million Africans travel to Guangzhou where they buy goods to sell back in Africa. Over time, some have chosen to stay, and for...   More >

ECON 281, International Trade and Finance: “The China Shock Revisited”

Seminar | September 26 | 4-6 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Rob Feenstra, UC Davis

 Department of Economics

Berkeley Distinguished Lectures in Data Science: On Computational Thinking, Inferential Thinking and Data Science

Seminar | September 26 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 190 Doe Library

 Michael I. Jordan, Professor, Statistics & EECS, UC Berkeley

 Berkeley Institute for Data Science

The rapid growth in the size and scope of datasets in science and technology has created a need for novel foundational perspectives on data analysis that blend the inferential and computational sciences. That classical perspectives from these fields are not adequate to address emerging problems in Data Science is apparent from their sharply divergent nature at an elementary level---in computer...   More >

Seminar 221, Industrial Organization: ​"Tax Advantages and Imperfect Competition in Auctions for Municipal Bonds"

Seminar | September 26 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 James Roberts, Duke University

 Department of Economics

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research and Finding a Mentor Workshop

Workshop | September 26 | 4:30-5:30 p.m. | 9 Durant 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 >

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: Symbolic Powers of Determinantal Ideals

Seminar | September 26 | 5-6 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Leon Zhang, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

We give a description of certain products of minors of a generic matrix as pairs of standard Young tableaux. Under this description, the pairs of standard Young tableaux form a free basis of the polynomial ring whose variables are generic entries of that matrix. We also characterize the nth symbolic power of a determinantal ideal in terms of these pairs of standard Young tableaux, and use this to...   More >

Ancient Philosophy Workshop: Toward the Unity of Plato's "Statesman"

Lecture | September 26 | 5-7 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, Classics Conference Room/ 7205

 Shinro Kato, Emeritus Professor of Philosophy, Tokyo Metropolitan University

 Satoshi Ogihara, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Touhoku University

 Department of Classics

Ayotzinapa: September 26,2014 - September 26, 2017

Lecture | September 26 | 5-7 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, 370 Dwinelle

 Omar Garcia

 Center for Latin American Studies, Department of Spanish & Portuguese

Omar Garcia, a student from the school for rural teachers, “Raul Isidro Burgos,” was present at the events of September 26th, 2014 and survived the attack by the army and the police.

A memorial in Mexico. (Photo by Steven Zwerink.)

Celebrating 100 Years of Modern Korean Literature

Conference/Symposium | September 26 | 5-7 p.m. | Berkeley City Club, Drawing Room

 2315 Durant Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Kyung-Ran Jo, author

 Youngmin Kwon, UC Berkeley; Bruce Fulton, University of British Columbia

 Center for Korean Studies (CKS), Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in San Francisco

Please join us for a discussion of the fruits of a century of modern Korean literature dating from the appearance of Yi Kwang-su’s novel Mujŏng (The Heartless) in 1917.

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 >

A9 Tech Talk

Information Session | September 26 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

A9.com, an Amazon company, creates powerful, customer-
focused search and advertising solutions and technologies.

During our info session, our team will discuss the complex
task of building a high-scale, low latency ad serving platform
and how Amazon Search technology powers customer
shopping journeys across the world in a fast, reliable, and
enjoyable way.

For a chance to win a Kindle...   More >

Africa Week Reception and conversation with Sarah Ladipo Manyika

Reception | September 26 | 6-8 p.m. |  International House

 Sarah Ladipo Manyika, http://www.sarahladipomanyika.com

 Center for African Studies, Organization of Africa Students, Nigerian Students Association, ASUC (Associated Students of the University of California), International House, MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program at UCB

The Organization of African Students and the Nigerian Students Association are organizing a reception and conversation with <A HREF="http://www.sarahladipomanyika.com/">Sarah Ladipo Manyika</A>, author and UC Berkeley alumna, on her book "In Dependence".

A compulsory reading for Nigerian students before they graduate out of High School, Manyika's masterpiece is a great story of a young man who...   More >

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Our free speech week: united against hate

Social Event | September 24 – 27, 2017 every day |  UC Berkeley Campus

 Cal ACLU

We bring to you a three-day event, a peaceful moment of reflection and show of solidarity for those vulnerable groups on campus. From faculty and departments to RSOs and graduates, we stand firmly behind the values of our community, and in defense of our loved ones. Join us for any of our events - listen to a speaker, participate in an open mic, or stop by to write a letter to your...   More >

Fall 2017 Architecture Sustainability Colloquium

Colloquium | August 25 – December 1, 2017 every day | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

FRIDAYS - AUG 25 through DEC 1. CHECK THE SCHEDULE FOR SPEAKERS. Bay Area Leaders discuss topics in sustainability.

Computer Health Matters: User Friendly Workstations (BEUHS400)

Workshop | September 27 | 8:30-9:30 a.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

 Greg Ryan, Campus Ergonomist, Be well at Work - Ergonimics; Mallory Lynch, Ergonomics@Work

 Be Well at Work - Ergonimics

Learn how to set up a user-friendly workstation and practice stretches to help relieve computer-related aches and pains. This workshop is required to qualify for computer ergonomics matching funds.

  Register online

Keyboards and Mice: Ergonomic Alternatives (BEUHS401)

Workshop | September 27 | 9:45-10:45 a.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

 Greg Ryan, Campus Ergonomist, Be well at Work - Ergonimics

 Be Well at Work - Ergonimics

Learn about the ergonomics of keyboards and pointing devices, including appropriate workstation set-up, postures, and techniques for using them. Find out about the keyboards and pointing devices covered by the Computer Ergonomics Matching Funds Program. Enroll online at the UC Learning Center.

  Register online

Scholar Information Meetings (SIMs)

Orientation | September 27 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | International House, Room location to be posted at entrance to building

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Newly arrived J-1 postdocs, professors, researchers,short-term scholars, and visiting student researchers are required to attend this meeting to validate their arrival in the U.S. Information on immigration regulations, travel, employment, resources for families, health insurance and other practical information will be discussed.

Address Geocoding

Workshop | September 27 | 10-11:30 a.m. | 55A McCone Hall

 Patty Frontiera, D-Lab

 Library

This workshop will introduce geocoding--the process of determining the geographic location of a place name, zipcode, or address. The first part of this workshop will be an introduction to the process of geocoding and strategies for achieving good results. We will briefly discuss the pros and cons of the various software tools available for geocoding.

MVZ LUNCH SEMINAR: Nancy Chen "Tracking short-term evolution in a pedigreed wild population"

Seminar | September 27 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 Grinnell-Miller Library

 Nancy Chen

 Museum of Vertebrate Zoology

MVZ Lunch is a graduate level seminar series (IB264) based on current and recent vertebrate research. Professors, graduate students, staff, and visiting researchers present on current and past research projects. The seminar meets every Wednesday from 12- 1pm in the Grinnell-Miller Library. Enter through the MVZ's Main Office, 3101 Valley Life Sciences Building, and please let the receptionist...   More >

Noon Concert: Music for Two

Performing Arts - Music | September 27 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

Jennifer Huang, violin; Nate Ben-Horin, piano
Carol Yao and James Lim, pianos
Music for Two
BRAHMS Violin Sonata No. 2 in A major
MOZART Magic Flute Overture for Two Pianos
LUTOSŁAWSKI Variations on a Theme of Paganini

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC 

Featuring the Music Department’s varied and diverse performance activities, the Department of Music presents a series of free weekly...   More >

Racializing Assemblages and History Making: Why the Black Regulars of Fort Davis’ Past is Told the Way it is…

Lecture | September 27 | 12-1 p.m. |  2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Laurie Wilkie, Department Chair and Professor, University of California, Berkeley Department of Anthropology

 Archaeological Research Facility

Racializing assemblages are those sets of practices and policies employed by governments, institutions, and society to enforce and naturalize racial inequalities. In the summer of 2017, using Stahl research funds, I was able to spend 10 days in the National Archives investigating documentary traces left by the black regulars of Fort Davis. The experience left me thinking broadly about the ways...   More >

Plant and Microbial Biology Plant Seminar: "Breaking the Silence - Chemical and Synthetic Approaches for Plant Developmental Biology"

Seminar | September 27 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall

 Keiko Torii, University of Washington

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

The Torii lab studies how plant cells coordinate proliferation and differentiation during organ morphogenesis to generate beautiful, orderly patterns. We aim to understand the molecular and genetic bases of cell-cell communication that specifies organ size, shape, and stomatal patterning through integrated approaches.

Keiko Torii

Fetal Monitoring During Childbirth with Dr. Neil Ray: CITRIS Fall 2017 Research Exchange Series

Seminar | September 27 | 12-1 p.m. | 310 Sutardja Dai Hall

 Dr. Neil Ray, Raydiant Oximetry

 CITRIS and the Banatao Institute

To understand why a world-wide C-section epidemic has developed and the consequential long-term health implications to mother and child. How existing fetal monitors have contributed to the C-section epidemic and how the technology being developed by Raydiant Oximetry could help reduce the unsustainable C-section rates that currently exist.

Curating the Performing Arts in the Age of Performance: Arts + Design Wednesdays at BAMPFA

Lecture | September 27 | 12-1:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Shannon Jackson, Associate Vice Chancellor for Arts + Design, UC Berkeley; Rob Bailis, Associate Director, Cal Performances, UC Berkeley

 Arts + Design

Partly as a response to the desire for participatory models, museums and other arts organizations have begun to incorporate ‘performance’ into their curatorial programming. How is this contemporary interest in performance affecting historic performing arts organizations — theaters, dance companies, symphonies, and presenting organizations? How are categories such as dance, theater, and music...   More >

“Listening in on crosstalk in signaling networks”

Seminar | September 27 | 12-1 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Lani Wu, UCSF

 Bioengineering (BioE)

How complex signaling networks shape highly-coordinated, multistep cellular responses is poorly understood. Biological networks are highly complex, containing many components and many putative interactions. We developed a network-perturbation approach to identify where and when signaling actually occurs. Our results, illustrated on polarity networks in neutrophils and morphogenic networks in...   More >

City as Nexus: Global Urban Humanities Fall 2017 Colloquium

Colloquium | August 30 – November 15, 2017 every Wednesday with exceptions | 12-1:30 p.m. | Wurster Hall, 494, South Tower

Various Guest Lecturers, Global Urban Humanities Initiative

 Global Urban Humanities

Fall 2017 (1 Unit)
Rhetoric 198-3 (Class Nbr: 21377) and CYPLAN 198-2 (Class Nbr: 12006)
Rhetoric 244A (Class Nbr: 46989) and CYPLAN 298-2 (Class Nbr: 47047)
Instructor: Kevin Block
Instructor of record: Susan Moffat
Wednesdays, 12-1:30PM
Location: Cal Design Lab, Room 494 SE Wurster Hall

The city is a social nexus. It binds people, things, forces, ideas together as a crossroads, grid,...   More >

Pleasing Everyone: Mass Entertainment in Renaissance London and Golden-Age Hollywood: Townsend Book Chat with Jeffrey Knapp

Lecture | September 27 | 12-1 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall

 Townsend Center for the Humanities

In his exploration of the long history of mass entertainment before film, Jeffrey Knapp opens our eyes to the uncanny resemblance between Renaissance drama and Golden-Age Hollywood cinema.

Social-Science Genomics: A Primer and Progress Report: Dan Benjamin, USC Center for Economic and Social Research

Colloquium | September 27 | 12:10-1:10 p.m. | 2232 Piedmont, Seminar Room

 Dan Benjamin, Professor, USC Center for Economic and Social Research

 Population Science, Department of Demography

A lunch time talk and discussion session, featuring visiting and local scholars presenting their research on a wide range of topics of interest to demography.

Depression in Later Life (BEUHS170)

Workshop | September 27 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club

 Maureen Kelly, Ed.D., LCSW, Be well at Work - Elder Care

 Be Well at Work - Elder Care

Depression is a disease that affects people of all ages, but is both more common and more serious for those over sixty. Although depression is not a normal part of aging, many risk factors such as health problems, physical limitations, the loss of loved ones, and fears about financial issues, contributes to late-life depression. This important workshop will focus on an often overlooked aging...   More >

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research and Finding a Mentor Workshop

Workshop | September 27 | 1-2 p.m. | 9 Durant 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 >

Breastfeeding Your Baby/Returning to Work or School (BEUHS602)

Workshop | September 27 | 1-4:15 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

 Laura Monin, IBCLC, Certified Lactation Consultant

 Health*Matters

This 3 hour class is taught by a certified lactation consultant and is broken up into two parts.
The first portion of the class, 1-3 pm, addresses breastfeeding basics and problem solving. The second portion of class, 3:15-4:15pm, covers returning-to-work planning and breast pumps. Those who have already attended a breastfeeding class are welcome to join the last portion of the class.

Please...   More >

Seminar 211, Economic History: Robust Incentives for Teams

Seminar | September 27 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Juuso Toikka, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 Department of Economics

Joint with Departmental Seminar. *Please note change in time/location seminar due to joint event.

Topology Seminar (Introductory Talk): Morse-Bott cohomology of flow categories

Seminar | September 27 | 2-3 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Zhengyi Zhou, University of California, Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Flow category was introduced by Cohen, Jones and Segal to organize all the moduli spaces in Floer-type cohomology theories. In this talk, I will review three constructions of the cohomology on flow categories in the Morse-Bott case, namely the Austin-Braam's model, the Fukaya's model and the cascades model. I will explain how homological perturbation theory can help solving the transversality...   More >

Love Posters: a space to heal and affirm each other in commUNITY!

Special Event | September 25 – 29, 2017 every day | 2-5 p.m. | César E. Chávez Student Center, GenEq Community Space, Rm 202

 Gender Equity Resource Center

LOVE POSTERS: a space to heal and affirm each other in commUNITY! Join us for a week of healing, love, community, and creativity through poster making.

Gilman Scholarship Essay Review

Workshop | September 27 | 2-4 p.m. | 160 Stephens Hall

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Are you applying to the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship?
Come to the Gilman Scholarship Essay Review and get feedback on your application essays from recent UC Berkeley Gilman Scholars .

The Gilman Scholarship deadline for Spring 2018 and Summer 2018 (early application) study abroad programs and internships is 9:59 p.m. on Tuesday, October 3, 2017. For more information or to...   More >

Coffee Break

Social Event | September 27 | 3-4 p.m. |  Julie's Cafe

 Map

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Come take a break from midterms and enjoy a caffeinated boost with some FREE coffee at Julie's Cafe. Bring a friend or meet new ones from all over the world!

This week we'll be chatting about self-care, so let us know what you like to do when your feeling sad or stressed. Maybe it's watching your favorite TV show, or chatting with friends...or drinking some warm coffee!   More >

Computational Approaches to Human Affective Neuroscience

Lecture | September 27 | 3 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

 Sonia Bishop, Professor, UC Berkeley

 Department of Psychology

Abstract: Computational modelling allows us to move beyond simple approaches to experimental design. Here, I will present two very different examples of integrating computational modelling into human affective neuroscience. In the first example, we sought to better characterize the mechanisms underlying intolerance of uncertainty in anxiety. Participants performed bandit style decision-making...   More >

Invertibility and condition number of sparse random matrices

Seminar | September 27 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Mark Rudelson, University of Michigan

 Department of Statistics

Consider an n by n linear system Ax=b. If the right-hand side of the system is known up to a certain error, then in process of the solution, this error gets amplified by the condition number of the matrix A, i.e. by the ratio of its largest and smallest singular values. This observation led von Neumann and his collaborators to consider the condition number of a random matrix and conjecture that...   More >

EECS Colloquium: Symbiosis or Annihilation? How Humans and Technology Coevolve

Colloquium | September 27 | 4-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, 306 (HP Auditorium)

 Edward A. Lee, Robert S. Pepper Distinguished Professor, EECS/U.C. Berkeley

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

In this talk, I argue that digital technology and computing are coevolving, in a Darwinian sense, with human culture. I examine the relationship between discovery, invention, and design, and the way that background models ("unknown knowns") shape technology development. I claim that technology is limited less by physical constraints than by lack of imagination and inability to adapt. Human...   More >

Representation Theory and Mathematical Physics Seminar: A cohomological approach to the Berezin fibre integral

Seminar | September 27 | 4-5 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Alexander Alldridge, University of Cologne

 Department of Mathematics

The fibrewise Berezin integral is an important tool in mathematical physics, e.g., to derive supersymmetric field equations from variational principles. For a supermanifold, the de Rham complex is underbounded, and differential forms cannot be integrated; the Berezinian sheaf was introduced by Berezin to address this problem. However, the definition is ad hoc, the resulting integral is defined...   More >

Metabolic Stress Hormone FGF21: From Thirsty to Thin

Seminar | September 27 | 4-5 p.m. | 114 Morgan Hall

 Steve Kliewer, UT Southwestern

 Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology

German Federal Elections: Post-Election Discussion

Lecture | September 27 | 4-5 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Jeroen Dewulf, Institute of European Studies; Akasemi Newsome, Institute of European Studies

 Institute of European Studies

On September 24, the German people reelected Angela Merkel for her fourth term as Chancellor. At the same time, the AfD (Alternative fuer Deutschland) won 13% of the vote, becoming the first overtly nationalist party to sit in the Bundestag in 60 years. IES Director Jeroen Dewulf and Associate Director Akasemi Newsome will analyze the election results and discuss questions on what the election...   More >

Seminar 208, Microeconomic theory (joint with departmental seminar)

Seminar | September 27 | 4-5:30 p.m. |  Evans Hall

 Juuso Toikka, MIT

 Department of Economics

Note special time and place

Modern Myanmar History and the Crisis of Community, 1948-2017

Lecture | September 27 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Maitrii Aung-Thwin, Associate Professor of History, National University of Singapore

 Center for Southeast Asia Studies

This presentation questions the usefulness of interpreting Myanmar’s modern history through a democratic narrative. By examining Myanmar’s modern history as an ongoing crisis of community, we may interpret the contemporary debate over democracy as a continuation of a much older contest to define Myanmar’s identity.

Maitrii Aung-Thwin

Topology Seminar (Main Talk): Morse-Bott cohomology from homological perturbation

Seminar | September 27 | 4-5 p.m. | 3 Evans Hall

 Zhengyi Zhou, University of California, Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

In this talk, I will give a new construction of the cochain complexes for flow categories in the Morse-Bott case, where the underlying vector space is generated by the cohomology of the critical manifolds. This new construction has two nice features: (1) It requires the minimum amount of transversality. (2) The choices made in the construction do not depend on the structure of the flow category....   More >

Negative Dependence and Sampling in Machine Learning

Seminar | September 27 | 4-5 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Stefanie Jegelka, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 Department of Statistics

Discrete Probability distributions with strong negative dependencies (negative association) occur in a wide range of settings in Machine Learning, from probabilistic modeling to randomized algorithms for accelerating a variety of popular ML models. In addition, these distributions enjoy rich theoretical connections and properties. A prominent example are Determinantal Point Processes.
In this...   More >

Effect of electrolyte ions on Electrochemical CO2 reduction/Ion transport in homogenous and nanostructured polymer electrolytes

Colloquium | September 27 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall

 Joaquin Resasco, Ph.D. student in the Bell Group; Ksenia Timachova, Ph.D. student in the Balsara Group

 Department of Chemical Engineering

Applied Math Seminar: Topology Optimization for Multiscale and Multiphysics Design

Seminar | September 27 | 4-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Hyunsun Alicia Kim, University of California, San Diego

 Department of Mathematics

Topology optimization is able to provide unintuitive and innovative design solutions and a performance improvement (e.g. weight savings) in excess of 50 percent is not uncommonly demonstrated in a wide range of engineering design problems. With the rise of advance materials and additive manufacturing, topology optimization is attracting much attention in the recent years. This presentation will...   More >

Seminar 291, Departmental Seminar: Robust Incentives for Teams

Seminar | September 27 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Juuso Toikka, MIT

 Department of Economics

Joint with Theory seminar

TE-29 California Traffic Engineering License Exam Review

Course | September 6 – October 11, 2017 every Wednesday | 5-7 p.m. |  Online

 Rafat Raie, PE, City Traffic Engineer, City of Walnut Creek; Joy Bhattacharya, PE, PTOE, Principal, Stantec; Crystal Killiam, PE, City of Los Angeles; Obaid Khan, PE, City Traffic Engineer, City of Dublin

 Institute of Transportation Studies

This twelve-session live-online training course is intended to help transportation engineers prepare for the California Traffic Engineer exam to become a professional Traffic Engineer in California. The course includes a set of sample problems for each session with fully developed solutions to give examinees more opportunity to hone in their test-taking skills. The twelve sessions are designed to...   More >

Chavela

Film - Series | September 27 | 6-8 p.m. | 105 North Gate

 Center for Latin American Studies

Through its lyrical structure, Chavela takes viewers on an evocative, thought-provoking journey through the iconoclastic life of game-changing artist Chavela Vargas.

 Please note: This film contains mature themes and may not be appropriate for all audiences.

Chavela Vargas. (Photo © Ysunza/Courtesy of Music Box Films.)

Toastmasters on Campus Club: Learn public speaking

Meeting | July 2, 2014 – December 26, 2018 every Wednesday with exceptions | 6:15-7:30 p.m. | 3106 Etcheverry Hall

 Toastmasters on Campus

Toastmasters has been the world leader in teaching public speaking since 1924. Meetings are an enjoyable, safe, self-paced course designed to get you up and running as a speaker in only a few months.

Amos Gitai - Screening of Film “Disengagement”

Film - Documentary | September 27 | 6:30-9 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

WED, SEPT 27, 6:30pm. Amos Gitai (Ph.D Architecture 79) will be on hand for the film screening with Q&amp;A to follow. The Public is welcome.

Portraits and Protests

Film - Feature | September 27 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Abigail Child worked as a shipper at Canyon Cinema in 1977 and 1978. For her, “It was a time to look closely at films on the rewinds, or stay late and get a preview of incoming films. After that, I became coeditor with Henry Hills of Cinemanews magazine, and ultimately an editor of [at least] one edition.” This program features works made by Canyon members between 1970 and 1981—a diary film, a...   More >

Banned Together Benefit Concert

Performing Arts - Music | September 27 | 8-10 p.m. |  THE MARSH ARTS CENTER

 2120 ALLSTON WAY, BERKELEY, CA 94704

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Center for African Studies

Musicians from the 6 travel ban countries perform a benefit concert, proceeds of which benefit the United Nations "Adopt-A-Future" initiative for refugee children's education

$10 $10 and up donationbenefiting UN Association "Adopt-A-Future for refugee children's education

 at door (doors open at 7:00 PM).