<< Week of January 28 >>

## Sunday, January 28, 2018

Sport - Intercollegiate - Basketball | January 28 |  Haas Pavilion

Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Women's Basketball hosts Arizona in conference action at Haas Pavilion.

### Berkeley Innovative Solutions (BIS) Spring 2018 Student Application

Deadline | January 28 | -11:50 p.m. |  Haas School of Business

The BIS Consulting program works to link company projects with teams of interdisciplinary graduate students from the UC Berkeley campus. The program is dedicated to working with clients to address strategic opportunities or challenges relating to the energy and resource industry, and for 2018 we’re proud to expand our offerings to include corporate sustainability and sustainable investing, in...   More >

### The Four Treasures of Brush Painting: Bamboo with Karen LeGault

Workshop | January 28 | 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

Botanical Garden

While there are many lessons in Asian Brush Painting, there are four classics of flower painting in the tradition of Chinese Brush traditionally known as the 'Four Gentleman,' this series will introduce these plants, including bamboo, plum blossoms, orchid, and chrysanthemum.

$75,$65 members | $265,$235 members for all Four

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

### SOGA Open Hours

Tour/Open House | January 28 – May 13, 2018 every Sunday | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Garden Location: on the corner of Walnut St. and Virginia St. in north Berkeley, CA

Campus Gardens

SOGA is an educational space designed for the community to share knowledge about organic urban agriculture and self-sufficiency in the food system. This type of experiential learning takes place during open volunteer hours, workshops, and DeCals (student-led courses at UCB). The garden, located on UC Berkeley property, is managed by undergraduate students and funded primarily through grants from...   More >

### Mushrooms in the Garden

Workshop | January 28 | 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

Botanical Garden

Join us for a walk and talk on local mushrooms that occur in our Bay Area woods, lawns and yes, even gardens. We will walk the beautiful UC Botanical Garden and see just who has made themselves at home. Discover the fungus among us!

$25,$20 Garden members

or by calling 510-642-7082, or by emailing gardenprograms@berkeley.edu

### Exploration of Forms: Afro-Cuban with José Francisco Barroso: Public Movement Workshop Series

Workshop | January 28 | 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Bancroft Studio (2401 Bancroft)

TDPS presents a series of three spring workshops with Cuban dancer and choreographer José Francisco Barroso on January 28, February 18, and March 18, 2018. 10:30am-12pm. Free and open to the public. Live drumming.

### Lair Open House 2018

Social Event | January 28 | 1-3 p.m. |  Alumni House

Join us at Alumni House on the UC Berkeley campus for a great afternoon of family fun with Lair and Pinecrest Chalet staffers.
We'll have snacks, games, giveaways, a scavenger hunt. We'll even make s'mores!

All are welcome—Lair campers, Chalet guests, and anyone interested in learning more about the Lair and Chalet. Please bring your friends—you don't need to be a Cal alum to camp at the Lair...   More >

### Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – January 4, 2019 every Sunday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday with exceptions | 1:30-2:45 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

Botanical Garden

Join us for a free, docent-led tour of the Garden as we explore interesting plant species, learn about the vast collection, and see what is currently in bloom. Meet at the Entry Plaza.

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

Film - Documentary | January 28 | 2 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

The most powerful woman in the British Empire in her day, Gertrude Bell shaped the modern Middle East after World War I, and helped draw the borders of Iraq. With unique access to documents from the Iraq National Library and Archive and Bell’s personal writings, Letters from Baghdad tells the story of Bell and Iraq entirely in the words of the players of the time, excerpted verbatim from intimate...   More >

### Peking Acrobats

Performing Arts - Dance | January 28 | 3-5 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

Peking Acrobats, Cal Performances

Cal Performances

Performances by the Peking Acrobats combine the tradition and training of ancient folk arts with the theatricality and technical savvy of the 21st century. Accompanied by live music on Chinese instruments, the acrobats perform their aerial routines, juggling, tumbling, somersaults, and gymnastics, plus stunts like trick cycling and the human pyramid.

$30-68 Half-price tickets are available for children 16 and under. or by calling Cal Perofmances at 510-642-9988, or by emailing Cal Perofmances at tickets@calperformances.org ### Musicians from Marlboro: Anthony McGill, clarinet Performing Arts - Music | January 28 | 3-5 p.m. | Hertz Concert Hall Cal Performances Beethoven/String Trio No. 5 in C minor, Op. 9, No. 3 Penderecki/Quartet for Clarinet and String Trio Brahms/Clarinet Quintet in B minor, Op. 115$56

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

### Film Screening: The Sacrifice

Film - Feature | January 28 | 4-6:15 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Shot in Sweden by Ingmar Bergman’s cinematographer Sven Nykvist, The Sacrifice is set in Tarkovsky country: a vast, airy home on a remote Baltic island whose shores evoke the edge of the world. A retired actor, Alexander (Erland Josephson), finds himself in retreat from the world on the occasion of his birthday celebration, elaborately orchestrated by his bourgeois family. The television and a...   More >

### A Useful Life

Film - Feature | January 28 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

In this deadpan comedy of cinema and obsolescence, Jorge (played by Uruguayan film critic Jorge Jellinek) has worked his entire adult life at Montevideo’s Cinemateca Uruguaya. His routine has remained the same for years: projecting films, greeting the same six or seven audience members in line for every show, chatting with colleagues over possible series and deciding what to repair next (the...   More >

## Monday, January 29, 2018

### The Green Initiative Fund Early Abstracts Due

Deadline | January 29 | 102 Sproul Hall

TGIF awards grants for sustainability related projects on campus. During this spring, TGIF is launching an Environmental Justice Thematic Grant Cycle! There is $75,000 for Environmental Justice-themed grants (out of$300,000 available)

### Combinatorics Seminar: Permutations, tensor products, and Cuntz algebra automorphism

Seminar | January 29 | 12-1 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

Francesco Brenti, University of Rome “Tor Vergata”

Department of Mathematics

We introduce and study a new class of permutations which arises from the automorphisms of the Cuntz algebra. I will define this class, explain its relation to the Cuntz algebra, present results about symmetries, constructions, characterizations, and enumeration of these permutations, and discuss some open problems and conjectures. This is joint work with Roberto Conti.

### In a Field of Patriarchy: Gender Politics and Freedom Dreams During the United Farm Worker Movement: Book Talk with Assistant Professor Christian Paiz

Lecture | January 29 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 2521 Channing Way (Inst. for Res. on Labor & Employment), Director's Room

Christian Paiz, Ethnic Studies Department

Absent in farmworker historiographies are the voices of farmworker women who speak of patriarchal and racialized exploitation in post World War II California. For many, patriarchal power originated in domestic violence, strict gender roles and autonomy-denying social conditions. Using original oral interviews, this presentation foregrounds the patriarchal relations within the Mexican farmworker...   More >

### Long Term Adaptation in Vision

Seminar | January 29 | 12-1 p.m. | 489 Minor Hall

Stephen Engel, University of Minnesota, Dept. of Psychology

Abstract: Experience with the environment dramatically influences how we act, think, and perceive; understanding the neural plasticity that supports such change is a long-standing goal in cognitive neuroscience. In the visual system, neural function alters dramatically as people adapt to changes in their visual world. Most past work, however, has altered visual input only over the short-term,...   More >

### I see you: Social gaze as a window of opportunity in early brain development

Colloquium | January 29 | 12:15-1:15 p.m. | 3105 Tolman Hall

Ronny Geva, The Gonda Brain Research Center, Bar Ilan University, Israel

Department of Psychology

Social bonding—including the social learning that underpins the creation of early emotional ties between infants and their caretakers—are among the most fundamental developmental processes for human survival and well-being. Social attention is thought to play a crucial role in these processes, but little is known about the neurodevelopmental mechanisms—particularly regarding the involvement of...   More >

### Political Economy Seminar

Seminar | January 29 | 12:30-2 p.m. | Moses Hall, Moses Hall 223

Matilde Bombardini, University of British Columbia

Department of Economics

The Political Economy Seminar focuses on formal and quantitative work in the political economy field, including formal political theory.

### Plant and Microbial Biology Student/Postdoc Seminar

Seminar | January 29 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 338 Koshland Hall

Plant and Microbial Biology Student Group

Come join us to hear research going on in PMB from graduate students and post docs. There will be snacks and coffee/tea. Please bring a mug. Hosted by the Plant and Microbial Biology Student Group (PMBG).

### Organization and function of circuits in the medial prefrontal cortex

Seminar | January 29 | 1-2 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

**Laura DeNardo**, Stanford University

### Probabilistic Operator Algebra Seminar: Monotone Convolution

Seminar | January 29 | 2-4 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

Naofumi Muraki, Iwate Prefectural University

Department of Mathematics

Monotone independence is another notion of independence in non-commutative probability theory which differs from classical, free and Boolean independences. In this talk I will derive a basic formula for monotone convolution of probability measures where the reciprocal Cauchy transform plays a role similar to the one played by the Fourier transform in classical probability.

### Differential Geometry Seminar: Continuous quantities with respect to measured Gromov-Hausdorff convergence

Seminar | January 29 | 2:10-3 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

Shouhei Honda, Tohoku University

Department of Mathematics

One of main purposes in the convergence theory (with uniform Ricci bounds from below) is to find geometric/analytic quantities which are continuous with respect to measured Gromov-Hausdorff convergence. The diameter is a trivial geometric example. On the other hand the $$k^{th}$$ eigenvalue of the Laplacian is a nontrivial analytic example for all $$k$$, which was proven by Cheeger-Colding. In...   More >

### Arithmetic Geometry and Number Theory RTG Seminar: Arithmetic representations of fundamental groups

Seminar | January 29 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

Daniel Litt, Columbia University

Department of Mathematics

Let $X$ be an algebraic variety over a field $k$. Which representations of $\pi _1(X)$ arise from geometry, e.g. as monodromy representations on the cohomology of a family of varieties over $X$? We study this question by analyzing the action of the Galois group of $k$ on the fundamental group of $X$, and prove several fundamental structural results about this action.

As a sample application of...   More >

### Laurent El Ghaoui- Lifted Neural Nets: Beyond The Grip Of Stochastic Gradients In Deep Learning

Seminar | January 29 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 3108 Etcheverry Hall

Laurent El Ghaoui, UC Berkeley IEOR

Abstract: We describe a novel family of models of multi-layer feedforward neural networks, where the activation functions are encoded via penalties in the training problem. The new framework allows for algorithms such as block-coordinate descent methods to be applied, in which each step is composed of simple (no hidden layer) supervised learning problems that are parallelizable across layers, or...   More >

### Seminar 208, Microeconomic Theory: "Thickness and Competition in Ride-sharing Markets"

Seminar | January 29 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

Department of Economics

This is a job market seminar. Note the change in location.

### Snacking on Science

Colloquium | January 29 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 2515 Tolman Hall

Zeke Kossover, Exploratorium

Finding science activities that work is the first step for a new teacher. Putting activities into an order that maximizes understanding is next. A collaboration between experienced secondary teachers and scientists at the Exploratorium's Teacher Institute has created a collection of over 250 science activities we call "Snacks." Now we are working on creating sequences that help teachers learn how...   More >

### IB Seminar: "Fins to Fingers: From Enhancers to Expeditions"

Seminar | January 29 | 4-5 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building

Neil Shubin, The University of Chicago

### Biochemistry in the genomic era

Seminar | January 29 | 4-5 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

Daniel Herschlag, Stanford University

College of Chemistry

### Provably Secure Machine Learning

Seminar | January 29 | 4-5 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

Jacob Steinhardt, Stanford University

Department of Statistics

Deployed machine learning systems create a new class of computer security vulnerabilities
where, rather than attacking the integrity of the software itself, malicious actors exploit the
statistical nature of the learning algorithms. For instance, attackers can add fake training data,
or strategically manipulate input covariates at test time.

Attempts so far to defend against these...   More >

### Analysis and PDE Seminar: Fourier dimension for limit sets

Seminar | January 29 | 4-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

Semyon Dyatlov, University of California, Berkeley

Department of Mathematics

For a finite measure $$\mu$$ on the real line, its Fourier dimension is defined using the rate of polynomial decay of the Fourier transform $$\hat \mu$$. The Fourier dimension of $$\mu$$ may be much smaller than the Hausdorff dimension of the support of $$\mu$$: a classical example is the Cantor measure on the mid-third Cantor set which has Fourier dimension equal to 0.

I will present a...   More >

### Documenting A Precautionary Tale: How the Story of One Small Italian Town’s Fight for a Pesticide-Free Future Changed the International Narrative

Seminar | January 29 | 4-5:15 p.m. | Morgan Hall, Lounge

Philip Ackerman-Leist, Green Mountain College; Douglas Gayeton, Lexicon of Sustainability

Philip Ackerman-Leist and Douglas Gayeton will share insights from their three-year collaboration in capturing the dramatic story of how the town of Mals in the Italian Alps became the first town in the world to ban all pesticides.

### Job Market Seminar: "Thickness and Competition in Ride-sharing Markets"

Seminar | January 29 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

Afshin Nikzad, Stanford University - Economics

Department of Economics

Field(s): Microeconomic Theory, Market and Mechanism design, (Combinatorial) Optimization, Algorithms

### Comics as Feminist Intervention: The reading and making of 'Lissa: a graphic novel about medical promise, friendship, and revolution

Lecture | January 29 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 204 Wheeler Hall

Sherine Hamdy, Associate Professor of Anthropology, University of California, Irvine

'Lissa' debuted as the first book in a new series of ethnoGRAPHICs, combining anthropological insight with comics form.

### Swahili Weekly Social Hour

Social Event | January 22 – April 30, 2018 every Monday with exceptions | 5:30-6:30 p.m. |  Jupiter

2181 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley

Center for African Studies

Speak Swahili with your fellow Swahili students and enthusiasts over a drink at Jupiter (check for location updates). This is an informal gathering to connect with other Swahili speakers on campus and in Berkeley. Each person will support their own beverage purchases (water, soda, coffee, tea, beer, etc.), but we will provide the good company! And of course, Swahili speaking only! All skill and...   More >

### Research/Funding Opportunities Workshop (Hosted by UROC: Underrepresented Researchers of Color)

Workshop | January 29 | 6-8 p.m. | 174 Barrows Hall

Istifaa Ahmed (Humanities/Social Science), UROC

### UROC DeCal – Demystifying the Research Process: Decolonizing Methods in Academic Research (Hosted by UROC: Undergraduate Researchers of Color)

Course | January 29 – April 30, 2018 every Monday with exceptions | 6-8 p.m. | 174 Barrows Hall

Istifaa Ahmed, UROOC

Ethnic Studies 98/198
Class Time: Mondays, 6pm-8pm, 1/22/18 - 4/30/18
Course Control Number (CCN): 24251

Units: 1-3 units

Student Instructor: Istifaa Ahmed

Welcome to our student-led organization and DeCal, Underrepresented Researchers of Color (UROC) – Demystifying the Research Process: Decolonizing Methods in Academic Research! We seek to build a community of researchers of color...   More >

### Indexical Ambivalence

Lecture | January 29 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Osher Auditorium

Kris Paulsen, Associate Professor at Ohio State University

Berkeley Center for New Media, History and Theory of New Media Lecture Series

Interfaces are boundaries and dividing lines. They are surfaces that maintain the distinction between discrete portions of matter and space, but they also create the site for their encounter and interaction. The interface is a place where opposites touch: here and there, now and then, I and you, actual and virtual, true and false. Screens make for particularly troubling interfaces, for they enact...   More >

### Indexical Ambivalence with Kris Paulsen

Lecture | January 29 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Osher Auditorium

Kris Paulsen

History and Theory of New Media Lecture

Kris Paulsen is Associate Professor in the Department of History of Art and the Film Studies Program at The Ohio State University. She will be discussing the telepresence, touch, and art at the interface.

### Indexical Ambivalence with Kris Paulsen: Arts + Design Mondays at BAMPFA

Lecture | January 29 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Kris Paulsen, Associate Professor, Department of History of Art and the Film Studies Program, The Ohio State University

Arts + Design

Interfaces are boundaries and dividing lines. They are surfaces that maintain the distinction between discrete portions of matter and space, but they also create the site for their encounter and interaction. The interface is a place where opposites touch: here and there, now and then, I and you, actual and virtual, true and false. Screens make for particularly troubling interfaces, for they enact...   More >

### A9 Info-Session

Information Session | January 29 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

A9.com, an Amazon company, creates powerful, customer- focused search and advertising solutions and technologies. During our info session, we will provide an overview of our core teams and a glimpse into some of the problems we are solving. We'll also talk about what it's like working at A9 and answer any questions you have about developing world-class Amazon scale technology.

There will be...   More >

### Labor Coach Program Spring 18 Infosession

Information Session | January 29 | 8-9 p.m. | 175 Barrows Hall

Gillian Xu, Labor Coach Program

Come learn what Labor Coach Program is all about! We provide emotional support and language interpretation for monolingual pregnant mothers throughout their labor and birth. If you're interested in helping the community, interpreting/translating, and working with mothers and babies, then this might be the club for you! You must be fluent in speaking one of the following languages: Burmese,...   More >

## Tuesday, January 30, 2018

### Celebrating 30 Years of Science for a Safer World: 2018 Update Meeting of the UC Berkeley Superfund Research Program

Conference/Symposium | January 30 | 9 a.m.-7 p.m. |  David Brower Center

2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA

We will showcase our innovative research into the effects of Superfund chemicals on human health and ways to remediate them in the environment. Guest speakers will discuss children's environmental health and the developmental effects of environmental chemicals. Panel discussions will address the human right to clean water and the interaction between socioeconomic factors and chemical exposures.

### Climbing Tropical Trees in the Cloud Forest: Interview with Roxy Cruz, Department of Integrative Biology

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

Roxy Cruz, PhD Candidate, Department of Integrative Biology; Tesla Monson, PhD, Department of Integrative Biology

KALX 90.7FM

Tune in for another exciting episode of The Graduates as we speak with Roxy Cruz about her work climbing trees in the tropical cloud forests of Central and South America.

The Graduates, featuring graduate student research at Cal, is broadcast every other Tuesday on KALX 90.7 FM. Past episodes are available to listen and download free on iTunes or online.

### Science and Literacy Playgroup

Meeting | October 31, 2017 – May 15, 2018 every Tuesday with exceptions | 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Youth Alternatives (BYA)

1255 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94702

Chancellor's Community Grant, Trybe Inc.

Have fun and meet other families in West and South Berkeley.
For Children ages 05 and their caregivers.
Free, drop-in, snacks, circle time, arts and crafts and science activities.

### The role of chlorine in tropospheric chemistry

Seminar | January 30 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | Hildebrand Hall, Library Room E

Lea Hildebrandt Ruiz, Assistant Professor, McKetta Department of Chemical Engineering, University of Texas at Austin

College of Chemistry

More than 4 million people die prematurely every year by breathing outdoor particulate matter (PM) and ozone, both secondary pollutants formed from tropospheric oxidation chemistry. PM and ozone also play key and uncertain roles in Earth's radiative balance. In order to protect human health and reduce levels of these pollutants, their mechanisms of formation in the atmosphere need to be...   More >

### Aldrich Seminar in Organic Chemistry: Bioactive Natural Products and New Reactions to Prepare Them: The Symbiotic Loop

Seminar | January 30 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

Prof. Jeff Johnson, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

College of Chemistry

Medicinal application of many complex organic molecules is precluded by the impracticality of their chemical synthesis. This lecture will endeavor to detail some recent case studies from our research group directed toward the efficient laboratory preparation of complex bioactive natural products and small molecule building blocks. Topics to be covered include complexity-building redox chemistry,...   More >

### Overcoming Barriers to Use of ORS to Treat Child Diarrhea: A Cluster Randomized Controlled Trial in Uganda

Colloquium | January 30 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 590L University Hall

Zachary Wagner-Rubin, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Stanford University

Public Health, School of

Diarrhea remains the second leading cause of death among children, although nearly all deaths could be prevented with the use of oral rehydration salts (ORS). There is little evidence demonstrating why ORS use remains low and what can be done to increase use. In this study, we conducted a field experiment designed to 1) measure the impact of several novel community health worker (CHW)...   More >

### Data Science/Health IT Talk, Ziad Obermeyer, MD, Brigham and Women’s Hospital: Are we over-testing? Using machine learning to understand physician decision making

Social Event | January 30 | 12-2 p.m. | 401 University Hall

Public Health, School of

(Joint work with Sendhil Mullainathan)
Low-value health care—care that provides little health benefit relative to its cost—is a central concern for policy makers. Identifying exactly which care is likely to be of low-value ex ante, however, has proven challenging. We use machine learning to gauge the extent of low-value care, focusing on testing decisions for heart attack in emergency...   More >

### BiD Seminar: Computational Ecosystems: Tech-enabled Communities to Advance Human Values at Scale: Haoqi Zhang, Breed Chair of Design, Northwestern University

Seminar | January 30 | 12-1 p.m. | Hearst Memorial Mining Building, 354/360

Haoqi Zhang, Northwestern University

Berkeley Institute of Design

Directions: http://bid.berkeley.edu/directions/

Abstract: Despite the continued development of individual technologies and processes for supporting human endeavors, major leaps in solving complex human problems will require advances in system-level thinking and orchestration. In this talk, I describe efforts to design, build, and study Computational...   More >

Workshop | January 30 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, Bioscience Library Training Room, 2101 VLSB

Elliott Smith, Library

Library

### Certificate Program in College Admissions and Career Planning and Professional Program in College Admission Counseling Online Information Session

Information Session | January 30 | 12-1 p.m. |  Online

Sigrid Mueller, M.A., UC Berkeley Extension, program director

UC Berkeley Extension

Instructors and staff present information about directing others in their quest for higher education and career fulfillment. Learn about career opportunities, curriculum requirements and specific course content for both programs.

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

Patrick Ignacio, Banking Industry Expert

Be Well at Work - Work/Life

California housing markets are constantly changing, and there are overwhelming amounts of information available to the public, making it hard to know where to start. During the most recent housing crisis, financing options also changed (and in some cases disappeared altogether). As a result you may be asking yourself, what programs are available to me and how will they fit my personal situation?...   More >

### Development Lunch: "Heterogeneous Benefits and Demand for Secondary Schooling in Kenya" and "Pay as you go solar: lessons on electrification and utilities contracts"

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

Stephanie Bonds and Nicholas Li; Megan Lang

Department of Economics

### A Story of Subversion, a Story of Anticipation

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

Hallie Wells, PhD Candidate, Department of Anthropology, UC Berkeley

Center for African Studies

Slam—a performance poetry competition created in Chicago in the 1980s—has circulated around the world, but in Madagascar it has flourished in a context of a uniquely rich history of verbal arts that are thoroughly entwined with social and political life. As an artistic movement that emphasizes the co-production of authority between performer and audience, slam is part of a significant shift in...   More >

### 3-Manifold Seminar: Knottedness and Thurston norm in NP (continued)

Seminar | January 30 | 12:40-2 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

Ian Agol, UC BERKELEY

Department of Mathematics

Well continue the discussion of a proof that knot recognition is in NP, using a certificate that encodes a sutured manifold hierarchy.

### Differential Geometry Seminar: Ricci flow and Ricci limit spaces

Seminar | January 30 | 1:10-2 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

Peter Topping, University of Warwick

Department of Mathematics

Ricci flow theory has been developing rapidly over the last couple of years, with the ability to handle Ricci flows with unbounded curvature finally becoming a reality. This is vastly expanding the range of potential applications. I will describe some recent work in this direction with Miles Simon that shows the right way to pose the 3D Ricci flow in this setting in order to obtain applications....   More >

### STEM Research Proposal Writing Workshop for SURF Fellowship

Workshop | January 30 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

Justin Lopez

In this workshop, undergraduates will receive detailed guidance on how to construct a research proposal in the STEM disciplines for the SURF Fellowship.

### ISF 110 - Free Speech in the Public Sphere: An Interdisciplinary Approach

Course | January 16 – May 3, 2018 every Tuesday & Thursday | 2-3:30 p.m. | 102 Wurster Hall

In this spring 2018 class, we shall take up the nature of public speech from Socrates' public dissent to social media messaging today. The course reading will combine classic philosophical statements about the value of free, subversive and offensive speech; histories of the emergence of public spheres; and sociologies of technologically-mediated speech today.

### Seminar 218, Psychology and Economics: "Diagnostic Expectations and Stock Returns"

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

Nicola Gennaioli, Bocconi University

Department of Economics

### Econ 235, Financial Economics: Diagnostic Expectations and Stock Returns

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

Nicola Gennaioli, Universita Bocconi and IGIER

Department of Economics

Joint with Psychology and Economics Seminar

### Preterm birth in California: The association with coal and oil power plant retirements

Lecture | January 30 | 3-4 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

Joan Casey

Public Health, School of

Much of my work has relied on spatial data to study the relationship between environmental hazard exposures and health outcomes during the perinatal period, including links with fossil fuel extraction activities (i.e., natural gas fracking) and use (i.e., coal power plants). While coal and oil electricity generation has declined, coal still accounted for 30% of U.S. electricity in 2016. Coal and...   More >

### Time resolution in cryo-EM and resolution in state space

Seminar | January 30 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building

Joachim Frank, Columbia University

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

### Cognitive Neuroscience Colloquium: Where

Colloquium | January 30 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

Patrick Cavanagh, Department of Psychology, Glendon College and Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Dartmouth College

Department of Psychology

How do we know where things are? Recent results indicate that an object’s visual location is constructed at a high level where, critically, an object’s motion is discounted to recover its current location, much like we discount the illumination when we perceive color. As a result we sometimes see a target far from its actual location. These predictions operate differently for eye movements,...   More >

### Student Harmonic Analysis and PDE Seminar (HADES) - Note change in date and place: An Introduction to Time-Frequency Analysis through a Proof of Carleson's Theorem

Seminar | January 30 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

Kevin O'Neill, UC Berkeley

Department of Mathematics

Carleson's theorem (1966) states the Fourier series of an L^2 function converges to the original function almost everywhere. In this talk, we will go over the essentials of a proof of this theorem, emphasizing the concepts of orthogonality and respecting symmetries. The techniques found in this proof have given rise to the area of research known as time-frequency analysis and some time will be...   More >

### Job Market Seminar: "Learning by Trading: The Case of the US Market for Municipal Bonds"

Seminar | January 30 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

Giulia Brancaccio, Princeton University - Economics

Department of Economics

Field(s): Industrial Organization, Econometrics, Economic Theory

### Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: On the Lex-plus-powers conjecture

Seminar | January 30 | 3:45-4:45 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

Alessio Sammartano, UC Berkeley

Department of Mathematics

Let $I$ be a homogeneous polynomial ideal containing a regular sequence of forms of prescribed degrees. The Lex-plus-powers conjecture predicts upper bounds for the Betti table of $I$, in terms of the Betti table of a monomial ideal with the same Hilbert function as $I$ and containing the appropriate monomial regular sequence. I will give a brief overview of the conjecture and discuss some cases....   More >

### Electronic Dynamics in Complex Environments: From Electron Transfer to Singlet Fission

Seminar | January 30 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

Troy Van Voorhis, Department of Chemistry, MIT

College of Chemistry

Some of the most basic chemical reactions are those that involve primarily the motion of electrons with little rearrangement of the nuclei. Prominent examples include electron transport and excitonic energy transfer as well as more exotic phenomena such as singlet fission. These reactions are the centerpiece of artificial photosynthetic complexes, organic PVs and essentially all of redox...   More >

### Design Field Notes: Alexander Reben

Seminar | January 30 | 4-5 p.m. | 220 Jacobs Hall

Artist and roboticist Alexander Reben will speak at Jacobs Hall.

### Uber Tech Talk and Info-Session

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

Massive change is afoot at Uber! In 2017 we welcomed a million women drivers to our platformed, changed the face of freight, tested out autonomous vehicles on thr road, and worked on tackling gender bias in the app.

Talk to Molly Long, a senior software engineer on the Customer Identity Team, as she discusses the challenges and exciting efforts she has been working on.

### BJCL Wine and Crime

Reception | January 30 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. |  Boalt Hall, School of Law

Law, Boalt School of

Wine & Crime is the Berkeley Journal of Criminal Law’s annual mixer between practitioners and students. This event allows students to meet practitioners and hear about their experiences working in criminal law. It is a great opportunity to give interested students a chance to learn more about a career in criminal law.

## Wednesday, January 31, 2018

### Earth Week 2018 Planning Committee

Meeting | January 31 – April 18, 2018 every Wednesday with exceptions |  Sproul Hall

Are you interested in planning UC Berkeley's 2018 Earth Week? SERC is recruiting individual student leaders and/or student representatives from environmental student organizations to join the Earth Week 2018 Planning Committee. Sign up at tinyurl.com/EarthWeekCommittee

### How, Where, and What to Publish: UC Berkeley Scholarly Publishing Symposium

Conference/Symposium | January 31 | 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Sproul Hall, 309 (Graduate Professional Development Center)

Rachael Samberg, Scholarly Communication Officer, Library

Editors from Elsevier, Springer-Nature, PLOS, UC Press, and more

Library

Hear from scholarly journal and book publishers Elsevier, Springer-Nature, PLOS, UC Press, and more during a half-day symposium in which editors cover all aspects of how, where, and what to publish. Panel presentations and discussions will include:

• Intro to Scholarly Publishing: Targeting the “right” journal for submission; overview of the editorial process (Submission to...   More >

### Round Table on Parks, Conservation, and Your Career

Information Session | January 31 | 9-10 a.m. | 139 Mulford Hall

Jon Jarvis, Executive Director, The Berkeley Institute for Parks, People, and Biodiversity; Patrick Gonzalez, Principal Climate Change Specialist, U.S. National Park Service; Sarah Allen, Science Program Lead, U.S. National Park Service

The Institute for Parks, People, and Biodiversity is excited to announce an opportunity for students to join Jon Jarvis, Sarah Allen, and Patrick Gonzalez for a monthly one hour event where they can ask questions and seek advice about the National Park Service, climate change, careers, conservation, and much more. Space is limited, you must RSVP to attend the event.

You MUST R.S.V.P. to attend! Seats are limited. If seats are filled, you will be asked to add your name to a waitlist.

If seats are filled, you will be prompted to add your name and e-mail to a waitlist. or or by emailing Rhonie Roggers at rhoniedee1993@berkeley.edu by January 31.

### CACS Event: The How and Why of Developing Zero-net Carbon UC Student Housing

Panel Discussion | January 31 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | 305 Wurster Hall

Jason E. Smith, Partner, KieranTimberlake; Peter Rumsey, Founder, Point Energy Innovations; Beth Piatnitza, UCSF's Capital Programs Housing Program Manager & Project Manager, UCSF

Across the UC system student housing is under development and UC's sustainability practices policy is calling on these new facilities to be zero-net carbon buildings. UC Berkeley's Chancellor's Advisory Committee on Sustainability (CACS) is hosting a conversation to explore this timely topic with UC San Francisco's Minnesota Street Graduate Student and Trainee Housing project design team.

### Dissecting the form and function of host–microbe relationships within the intestine

Seminar | January 31 | 12-1 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center

**Travis Wiles**, University of Oregon

### The Palatine East Pottery Project: The Study and On-Line Publication of 20 Tons of Pottery from Downtown Rome

Lecture | January 31 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

J. Theodore Peña, Professor, University of California, Berkeley Classics

Archaeological Research Facility

During the period 1989-1996 the American Academy in Rome undertook the excavation of large mid- to late-imperials structure located at the foot of the northeast slope of the Palatine Hill in downtown Rome. The speaker is in charge of the study and publication of the ca. 20 metric tons of Roman-period pottery recovered in the course of this project. The assemblage, what spans most of the first...   More >

### Sensory Integration, Density Estimation, and Information Retention

Seminar | January 31 | 12-1 p.m. | 560 Evans Hall

Joe Makin, UCSF

A common task facing computational scientists and, arguably, the brains of primates more generally is to construct models for data, particularly ones that invoke latent variables. Although it is often natural to identify the latent variables of such a model with the true unobserved variables in the world, the correspondence between the two can be more complicated, as when the former are...   More >

### Plant and Microbial Biology Plant Seminar: "Evolution in rapidly adapting populations"

Seminar | January 31 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall

Michael Desai, Harvard University

Natural selection and other evolutionary forces lead to particular patterns of evolutionary dynamics, and they leave characteristic signatures on the genetic variation within populations. We use a combination of theory and experiments to study the dynamics and population genetics of natural selection in asexual populations such as microbes and viruses.

### Econ 235, Financial Economics: Job Market Seminar

Seminar | January 31 | 12-1:30 p.m. | C330 Haas School of Business

Matteo Benetton, LSE

Department of Economics

Joint with Haas Finance Seminar and Real Estate Seminar

### Haas Scholars Program Info Session: $13,800 to carry out final project in *ANY* major Information Session | January 31 | 12-1 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall Leah Carroll, Haas Scholars Office of Undergraduate Research Learn about how to apply to this research program for your last year! The Haas Scholars Program supports twenty undergraduates with financial need with their interest for conducting research during their final year at UC-Berkeley. Applicants are evaluated primarily on the merit and originality of their proposal for an independent research or creative project that will serve as the basis for a... More > ### A Talk with Barbara Hammer Lecture | January 31 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive Barbara Hammer, Visual Artist and Filmmaker Arts + Design Barbara Hammer is a pioneering Bay Area feminist and Lesbian Experimental filmmaker. Hammer has made dozens of films on women's issues gender roles, lesbian relationships and aging. Barbara Hammer, Visual Artist and Filmmaker Pioneering visual artist and filmmaker Barbara Hammer, has a multiple praxis for the past 40 years with resonating impact on young artists today. Her work was... More > ### Townsend Center Berkeley Book Chat: Richard Cándida Smith: Improvised Continent: Pan-Americanism and Cultural Exchange Lecture | January 31 | 12-1 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Illuminating the story of how cultural exchange programs brought many of the most important Latin American artists and writers to the United States, Richard Cándida Smith explores Pan-American cultural exchange in the twentieth century. ### Fear and the Safety Net: Evidence from Secure Communities: Marcella Alsan MD, MPH, PhD Colloquium | January 31 | 12-1 p.m. | 2232 Piedmont, Seminar Room Marcella Alsan MD, MPH, PhD, Professor of Medicine, Stanford University 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. ### MVZ LUNCH SEMINAR - Michael Harvey: Ecology as a driver of evolutionary diversity within Amazonian bird species Seminar | January 31 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 VLSB, Grinnell-Miller Library 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 > ### Indigenous Rights, Gender Violence, and American Outrage: Canadian Studies Colloquium Colloquium | January 31 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall Cheryl Suzack, University of Toronto Canadian Studies Program (CAN)) Canadian Studies Colloquium. "Indigenous Rights, Gender Violence, and American Outrage." Speaker: Prof. Cheryl Suzack English & Indigenous Studies University of Toronto Wednesday, January 31, 2018 223 Moses Hall | 12 Noon Co-Sponsored by Ethnic Studies Buffet lunch at 12 noon followed by lecture at 12:10. Free Event | Open To Everyone Part of the Canadian Studies Colloquium... More > ### Noon Concert: Trevor Van de Velde, piano Performing Arts - Music | January 31 | 12 p.m. | Hertz Concert Hall Fall welcome misc. Department of Music John ADAMS China Gates Philip GLASS Mad Rush David LANG Cello Steve REICH Piano Counterpoint 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 concerts each semester in Hertz Hall. Inaugurated in 1953, these concerts are very popular and well attended by those on campus and in... More > ### “Comprehensive Computational Design of Ordered Peptide Macrocycles” Seminar | January 31 | 12-1 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall Parisa Hosseinzadeh, University of Washington Bioengineering (BioE) Mixed chirality peptide macrocycles such as cyclosporine are among the most potent therapeutics identified to-date, but there is currently no way to systematically search through the structural space spanned by such compounds for new drug candidates. Natural proteins do not provide a useful guide: peptide macrocycles lack regular secondary structures and hydrophobic cores and have different... More > ### Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right Colloquium | January 31 | 12:10-1:15 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall Arlie Hochschild, Professor Emerita, UC Berkeley Department of Sociology Arlie Hochschild's latest book, Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right (The New Press, September 2016) focuses on the rise of the American right. Based on intensive interviews of Tea Party enthusiasts in Louisiana, conducted over the last five years and focusing on emotions, Hochschild scales an “empathy wall” to learn how to see, think and feel as they do. What do... More > ### Keys Track 3d- Supervising in a Union Environment Course | January 31 | 1-4 p.m. | 24 University Hall Julie Hoxie Human Resources Supervisors will learn how to manage their represented employees within the constraints of the laws and the labor contracts. They will also learn about management rights, employee rights and union rights, and how to communicate with represented employees and unions. This workshop addresses the following Core Competencies: * Inclusiveness * Managing People * Communication ### Topology Seminar (Introductory Talk): Ricci flow with surgery and the classification of 3-manifolds Seminar | January 31 | 2-3 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall Richard Bamler, UC Berkeley Department of Mathematics I will give an accessible introduction to Ricci flow in low dimensions, highlighting its connection to the study of the corresponding static equation, the Einstein equation, and to related topological theorems, such as the Uniformization theorem and the Poincaré and Geometrization Conjectures. I will then discuss the singularity formation of such flows and provide an overview of Perelman’s... More > ### How to Email a Professor to Get a Positive Response: Workshop Workshop | January 31 | 2-3 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall Leah Carroll Office of Undergraduate Research Do you need to email a professor you've never met before to ask for their help, but you don't know where to start? Have you ever written a long email to a professor, only to receive no response, or not the one you hoped? If so, this workshop is for you! We will discuss how to present yourself professionally over email to faculty and other professionals ... More > ### Computational psychiatry: When good decisions go bad Seminar | January 31 | 3 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall **Peter Dayan** Abstract: Substantial efforts across the fields of computer science, artificial intelligence, statistics, operations research, economics, and control theory have provided us with a psychologically- and neurobiologically-grounded account of how humans and other animals learn to predict rewards and punishments, and choose actions to maximize the former and minimize the latter. It becomes an obvious... More > ### Coffee Break Social Event | January 31 | 3-4 p.m. | Julie's Cafe Coffee Break is a chance to meet new people from all over the world, have interesting discussions, and drink FREE coffee together--a relaxing break in the middle of the school week! We meet every Wednesday from 3-4 PM at Julie's Cafe. This week we're talking about that Bay Area life! Whether it's sharing your favorite hangouts or complaining about the housing market, let's chat about the... More > ### SURF Summer Research Scholarships Info Session Information Session | January 31 | 3-4 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall Sean Burns, Director, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships Office of Undergraduate Research OURS Staff will discuss eligibility criteria for SURF programs, benefits of the fellowship and tips for a successful application ### Strike Film - Feature | January 31 | 3:10 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive Telling of a factory workers’ strike in czarist Russia in 1912 and its brutal suppression, Strike, in its brilliant mixture of agitprop techniques and comic-grotesque stylization, reveals the influence of the explosively rich Soviet theater in which Eisenstein was involved. In surprise associations—intercutting shots of the secret police with animals, or a massacre with an abattoir—Eisenstein is... More > ### Big Data and Cartography Colloquium | January 31 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 575 McCone Hall James Cheshire, University College London Department of Geography Maps are an increasingly important tool for interrogating, disseminating and communicating large and complex geographic datasets. This talk will outline the ways in which innovative cartography can be used to inform researchers, and the public more broadly, about the value, and pitfalls, of “Big Data”. It will draw insights from three highly successful mapping projects that have sought to... More > ### Cosmopolitanism and Belonging: Craig Calhoun, President, Berggruen institute Lecture | January 31 | 4-6 p.m. | 820 Barrows Hall Craig Calhoun, President, Berggruen institute Social Science Matrix Social Science Matrix is honored to welcome Craig Calhoun, President of the Berggruen Institute, for the Social Science Matrix Distinguished Lecture, to be delivered on January 31 from 4-6pm. A reception will follow Space is limited; RSVP to attend. by January 28. ### Craig Calhoun, President, Berggruen Institute ### Study Abroad in Public Health Information Session Information Session | January 31 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall Berkeley Study Abroad Come learn about public health opportunities abroad! Study Abroad Advisers, Public Health Advisers and students will discuss how study abroad works, program opportunities, guidelines for course approvals, financial aid/scholarships and more! ### Engineering the Entropic Bond Colloquium | January 31 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall Sharon Glotzer, University of Michigan Entropy, information, and order are important concepts in many fields, relevant for materials to machines, for biology to econophysics. Entropy is typically associated with disorder; yet, the counterintuitive notion that a thermodynamic system of hard particles might - due solely to entropy - spontaneously assemble from a fluid phase into an ordered crystal was first predicted in the mid-20th... More > ### Career Chat: Data Science Information Session | January 31 | 4-5 p.m. | 2451 Ridge Road, Shire Hall (Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership) Interested in exploring data science as a career path? Come learn insights about critical skill-sets and how to get hired from current part-time MEng student, Farshad Miraftab. Farshad is currently a Data Scientist on Asurion's Big Data team responsible for driving customer engagement using machine learning principals. He's developed various models to predict customer churn, improve customer... More > Only open to Master of Engineering students. ### Topology Seminar (Main Talk): Classification of diffeomorphism groups of 3-manifolds through Ricci flow Seminar | January 31 | 4-5 p.m. | 3 Evans Hall Richard Bamler, UC Berkeley Department of Mathematics I will present recent work of Bruce Kleiner and myself in which we classify the homotopy type of all spherical and hyperbolic 3-manifolds, except for$RP^3\$. This partially resolves the Generalized Smale Conjecture in the spherical case and reproves a theorem due to Gabai in the hyperbolic case.

Our proof is based on a uniqueness theorem for singular Ricci flows, which we established in previous...   More >

### Applied Math Seminar: Efficient solvers and preconditioners for the implicit time integration of discontinuous Galerkin methods

Seminar | January 31 | 4-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

Will Pazner, Brown University and UC Berkeley

Department of Mathematics

Implicit time integration for discontinuous Galerkin (DG) discretizations is important in the context of boundary layer flows, anisotropic, unstructured meshes, and high degree polynomial approximations. Effective preconditioning strategies are essential to the efficient iterative solution of the resulting large, sparse linear systems. In this talk, I will discuss two topics: (1) fully implicit...   More >

### EECS Colloquium: Pen- and Touch-Interaction with 2D Information Spaces

Colloquium | January 31 | 4-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, 306 (HP Auditorium)

Andries van Dam, Brown University

This presentation covers two of my graphics group’s projects, Vizdom and Dash. Rather than a formal exposition of completed research we will present two demos of work-in progress that are intended to illustrate directions we think will be fruitful for information exploration and sensemaking.

Biography

Andries van Dam, is the Thomas J. Watson Jr. University Professor of Technology and...   More >

### Statistical Inference for Finite Alphabet Structures

Seminar | January 31 | 4-5 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

Merle Behr, University of Göttingen

Department of Statistics

A challenging problem in cancer genetics is that tumors often consist of a few different groups of cells, so called clones, where each clone has different mutations, like copy-number (CN) variations. In whole genome sequencing the mutations of the different clones get mixed up, according to their relative unknown proportion in the tumor. However, CN's of single clones can only take values in a...   More >

### Job Market Seminar: "Reputation Effects under Interdependent Values"

Seminar | January 31 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

Harry Di Pei, MIT Economics

Department of Economics

Field(s): Theory, Organizational Economics, Political Economy

### “Does This Vehicle Belong to You?” Processing the Language of Policing for Improving Police-Community Relations

Lecture | January 31 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 202 South Hall

Dan Jurafsky

Information, School of

A linguistic analysis of policy body-camera data from traffic stops reveals race-based differences. How can the findings improve police-community relations?

### Innocence and Violence: The Theology of a Gun Culture

Lecture | January 31 | 5-7 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

Dominic Erdozain, Freelance Writer

Gun rights are typically identified with the Second Amendment – a legal, indeed constitutional, prerogative. This lecture argues that they are better understood as part of a culture and a belief system, centering on ideas of innocence and legitimate violence.

### UCDC Info Session: Fall 2018 application deadline, Feb 22, 2018

Information Session | January 31 | 5-6 p.m. | 262 Evans Hall

Marcia Condon, UCDC

Come learn about Berkeley's program in DC, where students from any major intern and research in Washington DC, earning a full semester of Berkeley credit.

### Toastmasters on Campus Club: Learn public speaking

Meeting | July 2, 2014 – December 26, 2018 every Wednesday | 6:15-7:30 p.m. | 3119 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.

### Torre Bela

Film - Documentary | January 31 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

A supporter of the revolution that ousted the Salazar dictatorship in Portugal, the German leftist Thomas Harlan was inspired by the Portuguese land reform movement to make this documentary on efforts to turn over the large estate of Torre Bela to local workers. “The resulting film remains one of the emblematic Portuguese films of the revolutionary period, and one of the purest examples of...   More >