<< Week of March 18 >>

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Earth Week 2018 Planning Committee

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

 Student Environmental Resource Center

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

Two-Year Home Country Physical Presence Requirement Workshop

Workshop | March 21 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | International House, Sproul Rooms

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

J-1 and J-2 visitors subject to this requirement must return to their country of last legal residence for two years or obtain a waiver before being eligible for certain employment visas such as H (temporary employment), L (intra-company transfer), or Permanent Resident status ("green card"). Not all J visitors are subject as it depends on specific factors.

At this workshop, you will...   More >

Beer vs Brueghel – The Belgian Paradox

Lecture | March 21 | 10:30-11:15 a.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Sven Gatz, Minister for Culture, Youth, Media and Brussels in the government of the Flemish Community in Belgium

 Institute of European Studies, BENELUX Studies Program

In his talk, Sven Gatz will speak about the important legacy of Flemish/Belgian culture. He will pay attention to Flanders' rich history as a center of art (symbolized by the painter Brueghel) as well as to Flanders' popular culture (symbolized by the famous beer culture).

Sven Gatz is a Flemish politician and the current Minister for Culture, Youth, Media and Brussels in the government of...   More >

Blood Drive

Special Event | March 21 | 11 a.m.-6 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, East Pauley Ballroom

 Be Well at Work - Wellness Program

Blood Drives at UC Berkeley are sponsored by the American Red Cross (ARC) to provide much needed blood to hospitals throughout the Bay Area.
Blood Drives at UC Berkeley are held once a month. Appointments to donate are encouraged and walk-ins are always welcome. Drives are held at two locations on all dates from 11am-6pm: MLK- Student Union – East Pauley Ballroom and Red Cross Bloodmobile (at...   More >

Climate Policy in the European Union: A talk with Jurgen Salay, European Commission Policy Officer

Lecture | March 21 | 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 105 Goldman School of Public Policy

 Jurgen Salay, European Commission

 Berkeley Energy and Resources Collaborative

A talk by Jürgen Salay, policy officer at the European Commission and 2017-2018 EU Fellow at the University of Washington.
The European Union is probably the region of the world where most practical policy experimentation has taken place in the field of environment and climate change. In the past twenty years the EU has developed a comprehensive set of domestic climate policies and has emerged...   More >

A Talk with Lynn Hershman Leeson

Lecture | March 21 | 12-1:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Lynn Hershman Leeson, Artist and Filmmaker, Professor Emeritus, University of California, Davis

 Arts + Design

Lynn Hershman Leeson is a Bay Area feminist artist, video/filmmaker and pioneering digital media artist.

Over the last four decades, artist and filmmaker Lynn Hershman Leeson has been internationally acclaimed for her art and films. One of the most influential media artists, Hershman Leeson is widely recognized for her innovative work investigating issues that are now recognized as key to the...   More >

“Molecular Recording: Capture and Storage of Data within the Genome of a Cell”

Seminar | March 21 | 12-1 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Seth Shipman, Harvard Medical School

 Bioengineering (BioE)

Experimental cell biology is limited by the requirement for direct observation or destructive analysis of the cells being studied. This is particularly problematic when studying a complex, developing system such as the brain. To circumvent this limitation, I have pursued a new approach: the logging of biological events as coded nucleotides, written into the genome of a living cell. These...   More >

Finding Health Statistics and Data

Workshop | March 21 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Barrows Hall, D-Lab Convening Room, Rm. 356

 Michael Sholinbeck, Sheldon Margen Public Health Library

 Library

Participants in this workshop will learn about some of the issues surrounding the collection of health statistics, and will also learn about authoritative sources of health statistics and data. We will look at tools that let you create custom tables of vital statistics (birth, death, etc.), disease statistics, health behavior statistics, and more. The focus will be on U.S. statistics, but sources...   More >

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Synergy of Electrified Transportation and Renewable Energy Systems: CITRIS Spring 2018 Research Exchange Series

Seminar | March 21 | 12-1 p.m. | 310 Sutardja Dai Hall

 Zechun Hu, Associate Professor, Tsinghua University

 CITRIS and the Banatao Institute

With the help of government policies and technology improvements, the sales of electric vehicles (EVs) have experienced an explosive growth in recent years around the world. The transition of vehicles’ refueling from gas stations to charging stations will have remarkable impact on energy systems.

Noon Concert: Music Theater Tunes

Performing Arts - Music | March 21 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Fall welcome misc.

 Department of Music

Music Theater Tunes featuring members of the UCB Department of Music

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 the wider community....   More >

The Fish and the Volcano: Human-Environment Interaction in Lake Cocibolca, Nicaragua

Lecture | March 21 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Lucy Gill, University of California, Berkeley Department of Anthropology

 Archaeological Research Facility

My work explores human-environment interaction in the socially complex, ecologically variable landscape of pre-Hispanic Nicaragua. It employs a historical ecology conception of landscape to investigate networks of interaction centered around Lake Cocibolca, the largest source of freshwater in Central America, which continues to be an important locale for resource extraction and exchange....   More >

Townsend Center Berkeley Book Chat: Elizabeth Honig with Svetlana Alpers: Jan Brueghel and the Senses of Scale

Lecture | March 21 | 12-1 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens

 Townsend Center for the Humanities

In the first book-length study of Jan Brueghel, Pieter’s son, Professor of History of Art Elizabeth Honig reveals how the artist’s tiny detail-filled paintings questioned conceptions of distance, dimension, and style.

Game Changers: The Canadian Sport Industry as a Microcosm of Economic and Political Change in Canada

Colloquium | March 21 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Neil Longley, University of Massachusetts Amherst

 Canadian Studies Program (CAN))

The lecture is based on research conducted for my forthcoming book, entitled Game Changers: Economics, Politics, and the Transformation of the Canadian Spectator Sport Business (University of British Columbia (UBC) Press, 2019).

The book examines the profound transformation that has occurred in the Canadian spectator sport business over the past half-century. It argues that this...   More >

The Concept of Translation in American Religious Studies

Lecture | March 21 | 12-1 p.m. | 254 Barrows Hall

 Daniel Boyarin, Taubman Professor of Talmudic Culture, Near Eastern Studies, UC Berkeley

 Near Eastern Studies

This paper will address the problem of using modern categories, especially "religion" in the study of non-modern cultures, focusing especially on Jewish materials. A strong theoretical component will be included in the discussion, as well.

How to Make Causal Inferences Using Texts: Brandon Stewart, Department of Sociology, Princeton

Colloquium | March 21 | 12-1 p.m. | 2232 Piedmont, Seminar Room

 Brandon Stewart, Professor, Department of Sociology. Princeton

 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.

Data Science Discovery Projects: Social Impact

Workshop | March 21 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, Academic Innovation Studio (Dwinelle 117)

 Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton, Psychology, UC Berkeley; Joanna Reed, Sociology, UC Berkeley; Victoria Robinson, American Cultures Center and Department of Ethnic Studies, UC Berkeley; Philip Pierini, American Cultures Engaged Scholarship Program; Chris Hench, Department of German, and ata Science Education Program, UC Berkeley

 American Cultures

Data Science Discovery Projects helps to train aspiring data scientists to work on data mining, machine learning, big data, and data science projects with social impact. This past semester four AC instructors incorporated Data Science Discovery Projects into their courses. The Data Science tools and the content of the AC courses was a powerful combination. A combination which it is hoped will be...   More >

The Poetics and Politics of Transnational Queer Feminist of Color Film: a dialogue between globally renowned filmmaker Pratibha Parmar and Berkeley Professor Paola Bacchetta

Colloquium | March 21 | 12-2 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Pratibha Parmar, Associate Professor in Film, California College of the Arts; Paola Bacchetta, Professor of Gender and Women's Studies and Vice Chair for Pedagogy, UC Berkeley

 Department of Gender and Women's Studies, Center for Race and Gender

This event consists of a dialogue between globally renowned film-maker Pratibha Parmar and Berkeley Professor Paola Bacchetta, about what filmic creation and reception can open up for feminist and queer of color life world making.

MVZ LUNCH SEMINAR - Cara Brook: Between- and within-host mechanisms of viral hosting in bat reservoirs for emerging infectious disease

Seminar | March 21 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 VLSB, Grinnell-Miller Library

 Cara Brook

 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 >

Plant and Microbial Biology Plant Seminar: "The critical roles of (p)ppGpp in Gram positive bacteria"

Seminar | March 21 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall

 Jade Wang, University of Wisconsin - Madison

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

Our research focuses on how living systems accurately duplicate and process their genetic information by regulating the central dogma processes of replication, transcription, and translation. Conserved from bacteria to humans, the central dogma lies at the heart of all cellular activities and its regulation is essential for survival and genome stability.

Maternal Child and Adolescent Health Speaker: Prof-in-Residence Faculty Search

Lecture | March 21 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 590L University Hall

 Patience Afulani, PhD, Post Doctoral Fellow, UCSF School of Medicine

 Division of Community Health Sciences

“They did not tell me anything”: Measuring, Understanding, and Improving Person-Centered Maternity Care

Topology Seminar (Introductory Talk): Intersection homology and perverse sheaves

Seminar | March 21 | 2-3 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Ciprian Manolescu, UCLA

 Department of Mathematics

I will sketch several different constructions of intersection homology, a version of homology for singular spaces developed by Goresky and MacPherson. One construction involves the theory of perverse sheaves, which I will also introduce. Perverse sheaves arise naturally from vanishing cycles, in the study of complex singularities.

Coffee Break

Social Event | March 14 – April 25, 2018 every Wednesday with exceptions | 3-4 p.m. |  International House Cafe

 2299 Piedmont Ave, Berkeley, CA 94720

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Coffee Break is a weekly opportunity for UC Berkeley global students to meet and engage with one another in a relaxing environment.

Come enjoy free coffee, share stories about your experiences on campus, and get to know Berkeley International Office advisors. All UCB students are invited. We'll also have weekly discussion topics to stimulate conversation.
Stop by and take a break with...   More >

Formation of large-scale random structure by competitive erosion

Seminar | March 21 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Sourav Sarkar, U.C. Berkeley

 Department of Statistics

Competitive erosion models a random interface sustained in equilibrium by equal and opposite
pressures on each side of the interface. Here we study the following one dimensional
version. Begin with all sites of Z uncolored. A blue particle performs simple random walk
from 0 until it reaches a nonzero red or uncolored site, and turns that site blue; then, a red
particle performs simple random...   More >

Film: Earth

Film - Feature | March 21 | 3:10 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Ukrainian villagers take on their rich overlords in order to collectivize in this startlingly poetic work from the legendary Ukrainian director Alexander Dovzhenko.

The Food of our Food: Medicated Feed and the Industrialization of Metabolism

Colloquium | March 21 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 575 McCone Hall

 Hannah Landecker, University of California Los Angeles

 Department of Geography

This paper explores the history of medicated feed for agricultural animals in the twentieth century as a large-scale remaking of the chemical landscape of the United States. While there has been some appreciation of the addition of antibiotics and hormones to feed as growth promoters, given worries about these as adulterations of the end-product that is milk and meat for human consumption, the...   More >

ERG Colloquium: Gwen Ottinger: Infrastructures for Engineer-Allies: The Invisible Conditions of Successful Collaboration with Social Justice Activists

Colloquium | March 21 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 126 Barrows Hall

 Gwen Ottinger, Associate Professor, Drexel University, Department of Politics

 Energy and Resources Group

Social and environmental justice activists are increasingly asking how technology can help them achieve their goals, and a growing number of engineers, computer scientists, and other technical experts are eager to help. But successful collaborations depend in no small part on taken-for-granted infrastructural elements...   More >

Invisible No More: A Symposium on Resisting Police Violence against Black Women and Women of Color

Conference/Symposium | March 21 | 4-7:45 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Multicultural Community Center

 Center for Race and Gender, Department of Ethnic Studies, Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society, Institute of Governmental Studies, Department of Gender and Women's Studies, Institute for the Study of Societal Issues, American Cultures, Equity and Inclusion, Vice Chancellor

The Center for Race & Gender presents…

INVISIBLE NO MORE:
A SYMPOSIUM ON RESISTING POLICE VIOLENCE AGAINST BLACK WOMEN AND WOMEN OF COLOR

Experiences of women of color – often invisible in broader debates and movements around police violence, criminalization, and gender-based violence – must fuel our research & resistance.

March 21-22, 2018
Multicultural Community Center, MLK Student...   More >

Softball vs. Sacramento State

Sport - Intercollegiate - Baseball/Softball | March 21 | 4 p.m. |  Levine-Fricke Field

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Softball hosts Sacramento State at Levine-Fricke Field.

A Unified Theory of Regression Adjustment for Design-based Inference

Seminar | March 21 | 4-5 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Joel Middleton, UC Berkeley

 Department of Statistics

Under the Neyman causal model, a well-known result is that OLS with treatment-by-covariate interactions cannot harm asymptotic precision of estimated treatment effects in completely randomized experiments. But do such guarantees extend to experiments with more complex designs? This paper proposes a general framework for addressing this question and defines a class of generalized regression...   More >

Intersectionality and Poverty: An Analysis of Women with Disabilities in the Philippines Through the Lens of Developmental Studies and Disability Studies

Lecture | March 21 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Kroeber Hall, Gifford Room (221)

 Prof Soya Mori, Institute of Developing Economies, Japan External Trade Organization

 Department of Anthropology

Please join us for a talk by Soya Mori (Professor and Senior Researcher, Institute of Developing Economies, Japan External Trade Organization, and visiting scholar, UC Berkeley Dept of Anthropology) on Wednesday, March 21st at 4pm, in the Gifford Room (221), Kroeber Hall, UC Berkeley.

This talk (part of the HIFIS Disability Studies Occasional Lecture Series) is free and open to the public....   More >

Applied Math Seminar: A high-order discontinuous Galerkin method for variable-coefficient advection-diffusion problems

Seminar | March 21 | 4-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Raunak Borker, Stanford University

 Department of Mathematics

A high-order discontinuous Galerkin method with Lagrange multipliers (DGLM) is presented for the solution of the steady advection-diffusion equation with a variable advection field in the high Peclet number regime. In this regime, the standard finite element method (FEM) might produce non-physical oscillations in the solution at practical mesh resolutions. Like a Discontinuous Enrichment Method...   More >

The Rise of the Neural Subject

Lecture | March 21 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 282 Dwinelle Hall

 Matthew Smith, Stanford University

 Department of German, Townsend Center for the Humanities

How did we come to think of the self not as soul but as nervous system? This talk charts the rise of a neural conception of the self in Western culture and argues that the recent turn to neuroscience is a return as well: a return to a way of thinking about the human being that arose in the late 17th century and developed to maturity in the Victorian age. After sketching a brief history of the...   More >

Topology Seminar (Main Talk): A sheaf-theoretic model for $SL(2,\mathbb C)$ Floer homology

Seminar | March 21 | 4-5 p.m. | 3 Evans Hall

 Ciprian Manolescu, UCLA

 Department of Mathematics

I will explain the construction of a new homology theory for three-manifolds, defined using perverse sheaves on the $SL(2,\mathbb C)$ character variety. Our invariant is a model for an $SL(2,\mathbb C)$ version of Floer's instanton homology. I will present a few explicit computations for Brieskorn spheres, and discuss the connection to the Kapustin-Witten equations and Khovanov homology. This is...   More >

Environmental Care and the Infrastructure of Indifference: Tanner Lectures on Human Values by Michael Warner

Lecture | March 21 | 4:10-6:15 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room

 Michael Warner, Seymour H. Knox Professor of English, University of California, Los Angeles

 University of California, Berkeley

Michael Warner will present a three-day lecture series with commentary by Anahid Nersissian, Dale Jamieson, and Jedediah Purdy on March 20, 21, & 22, 2018. The first day's lecture is titled "On the Grid." The second day's lecture is titled "Infrastructure as Ethics." There will be a seminar and discussion on the third day. All days' events are free and open to the public. No tickets required.

Molecular and Neural Mechanisms of Leptin Action

Seminar | March 21 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 114 Morgan Hall

 Martin Myers |, University of Michigan

 Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology

Design for Collective Action

Lecture | March 21 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 202 South Hall

 Niloufar Salehi

 Information, School of

Niloufar Salehi introduces social computing systems to support collective action.

Chern Lectures: Singular stochastic PDEs. Lecture 2: An analyst’s incursion into perturbative quantum field theory

Lecture | March 21 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 10 Evans Hall

 Martin Hairer, Imperial College London

 Department of Mathematics

Ultrafast Lasers and their Applications in Spectroscopy and Microscopy

Seminar | March 21 | 4:30-5:30 p.m. | Cory Hall, 540AB DOP Center

 Dr. Patrick Kolsch, Sales Manager, Spectra-Physics

 Dr. Aram Zeytunyan, Senior Scientist, Newport

 Photobears

Lasers are used in a variety of research applications ranging from bioimaging to materials processing. In this seminar, new product developments in the area of ultrafast lasers and their applications in multiphoton imaging and molecular spectroscopy will be discussed.

San Francisco World History Reading Group: In Search of the Christian Buddha: How an Asian Sage Became a Medieval Saint by Lopez and McCracken

Meeting | March 21 | 5-7 p.m. |  Civic Center Secondary School

 727 Golden Gate Ave, San Francisco, CA

 ORIAS (Office of Resources for International and Area Studies)

Teachers in ORIAS World History Reading Groups read one book each month within a global studies theme. Participants meet monthly to eat and spend two hours in collegial conversation. It is a relaxing, intellectually rich atmosphere for both new and experienced teachers.

 This event is for k-14 teachers.

  Register online or or by emailing Shane Carter at orias@berkeley.edu

The Metaphysics of Free Speech

Lecture | March 21 | 5-7 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, 310 Banatao Auditorium

 Harvey Mansfield, Harvard University

 Law, Boalt School of

March 21, 2018
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
310 Banatao Auditorium, Sutardja Dai Hall, Berkeley

Harvey Mansfield: The Metaphysics of Free Speech
The purpose of free speech is making things intelligible to fellow human beings, as opposed to self-expression. Thus, the fundamental subject of free speech is justice, and our relationship with our fellows.

The Berkeley Forum Presents a Forum on Police and Community

Panel Discussion | March 21 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Haas School of Business, Chou Hall N500

 Kriss Worthington; Brandon Anderson; Rashidah Grinage

 The Berkeley Forum

The discussion over police and use of force, a constant refrain in Berkeley’s community discourse, was revitalized over UC Berkeley’s Free Speech Week last September. Nationally, protests against brutality have drawn to attention the relationship between police and the community. Large scale social movements have been critical of the nation’s police presence, concerning issues of accountability...   More >

Free

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Toastmasters on Campus Club: Learn public speaking

Meeting | January 14, 2015 – December 18, 2019 every Wednesday | 6:15-7:30 p.m. | 3111 Etcheverry Hall

 Toastmasters on Campus

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

Front Row with Margaret Cho and Friends

Performing Arts - Other | March 21 | 7-9 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall | Tickets sold out

 Cal Performances

Outspoken comedian Margaret Cho plays host to Front Row 2018, a once-in-a-lifetime, only-at-UC Berkeley experience. This year's event, created specifically by UCB students for UCB students, celebrates and explores issues of race, identity, and power in the entertainment industry. Joining Cho on stage are comedian, actress, and writer Ali Wong; comedian, writer, and performer Aparna Nancherla; and...   More >

 Only open to UC Berkeley students.

$5

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

Film: Memory and Forgetting: Video Art in Latin America

Film - Feature | March 21 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

A rare opportunity to see artistic reactions to colonial history, military dictatorships, and political violence by artists from Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Nicaragua, Peru, and Uruguay.

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Paris/Berkeley/Bonn/Zürich Analysis Seminar: (Log-)epiperimetric inequality and regularity at isolated singularities for almost Area-Minimizing currents

Seminar | March 22 | 9:10-10 a.m. | 238 Sutardja Dai Hall

 Luca Spolaor, MIT and Princeton University

 Department of Mathematics

The uniqueness of blow-up and regularity of multiplicity-one minimal surfaces at isolated singularities has been successfully investigated by Allard-Almgren [Ann. of Math. '81], in the integrable case, and by L. Simon [Ann. of Math. '83], in its full generality. In this talk I will present a simple and completely variational approach to this problem, achieved by proving a new logarithmic...   More >

Invisible No More: A Symposium on Resisting Police Violence against Black Women and Women of Color

Conference/Symposium | March 22 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Multicultural Community Center

 Center for Race and Gender, Department of Ethnic Studies, Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society, Institute of Governmental Studies, Department of Gender and Women's Studies, Institute for the Study of Societal Issues, Townsend Center for the Humanities, American Cultures, Equity and Inclusion, Vice Chancellor

The Center for Race & Gender presents…

INVISIBLE NO MORE:
A SYMPOSIUM ON RESISTING POLICE VIOLENCE AGAINST BLACK WOMEN AND WOMEN OF COLOR

Experiences of women of color – often invisible in broader debates and movements around police violence, criminalization, and gender-based violence – must fuel our research & resistance.

March 21-22, 2018
Multicultural Community Center, MLK Student...   More >

Econ 235, Financial Economics: Topic Forthcoming

Seminar | March 22 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | C330 Haas School of Business

 Sabrina Howell, NYU

 Department of Economics

Joint with the Haas Finance Seminar

2018 ESPM Seminar Series - Jonathan Baillie

Seminar | March 22 | 12-1 p.m. | 132 Mulford Hall

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

Jonathan Baillie, Chief Scientist and Senior VP of the National Geographic Society presents, "The New Scientific Vision of the National Geographic Society"

Coffee will be served at 11:30 in 139 Mulford Hall.

This event is open to the public.

Oliver E. Williamson Seminar

Seminar | March 22 | 12-1:30 p.m. | C325 Haas School of Business

 Josh Bloomenstock, Berkeley

 Department of Economics

Paper: Migration and the Value of Social Networks

Mistaking Minds and Machines: How Speech Affects Dehumanization and Anthropomorphism

Seminar | March 22 | 12-1 p.m. | 205 South Hall

 Juliana Schroeder, Assistant Professor, Haas Management of Organizations Group

 Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity (CLTC)

Please join us on Thursday, March 22 at 12pm as Juliana Schroeder, Assistant Professor in the Haas Management of Organizations Group, will discuss her recent research, which focuses on how the voice can affect the likelihood of mistaking a person for a machine, or a machine for a person.

  RSVP online by March 20.

Juliana Schroeder

Planning Your Pregnancy Leave (BEUHS315)

Workshop | March 22 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club

 Nicole Roses, UCB HR Employee Relations Consultant; Sheila Taliafero, UCB Disability Counselor; Gabe Schmidt, UCB Health Care Facilitator; Ann Gilbert, UCB Academic Personnel

 Be Well at Work - Work/Life

Thinking about starting a family? This workshop will provide information on leave policies, disability benefits, use of sick/vacation time, and options on when/how to return to work after having a child for both faculty and staff employees. Enroll online.

  Register online

Seminar 217, Risk Management: The Financing Rate Implied by Equity Futures

Seminar | March 22 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Speaker: Nick Gunther, UC Berkeley

 Center for Risk Management Research

This talk will explore the cost of implicit leverage associated with an S&P 500 Index futures contract and derive an implied financing rate. While this implicit financing rate was often attractive relative to market rates on explicit financings, the relationship between the implicit and explicit financing rates was volatile and varied considerably based on legal and economic regimes. Among other...   More >

The Future of Free Speech and Campus Debate

Panel Discussion | March 22 | 1-5 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, 310 Banatao Auditorium

 George Thomas, Claremont McKenna College

 Shep Melnick, Boston College; Lindsay Shepherd, Laurier University; Larry Alexander, University of San Diego School of Law; Joshua Dunn, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs; April Kelly-Woessner, Elizabethtown College; Steve Teles, Johns Hopkins University

 UC Berkeley School of Law

March 22, 2018
310 Banatao Auditorium, Sutardja Dai Hall

Panel 1 (1 – 2:50 pm): The Blurred Lines Over Free Speech, Hate Speech, and Academic Freedom

Panel 2 (3:10 – 5:00 pm): Is Intellectual Diversity Essential to Academic Excellence?

Econ 235, Financial Economics: Gym Usage and Cost Salience

Seminar | March 22 | 1-2 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Andy Schwartz, UC Berkeley

 Department of Economics

Total Station Training

Workshop | March 22 | 1-4 p.m. | 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility), Meet in Atrium and move outside building | Canceled

 Archaeological Research Facility

We’ll meet in the ARF Atrium and, weather permitting, we’ll go outside with the units. The total stations are our Sokkia SET 5 series that are typically used for precision mapping during excavation.

  Register online

Sokkia SET 5

Maternal Child and Adolescent Health Speaker: Prof-in-Residence Faculty Search

Lecture | March 22 | 1:30-3 p.m. | 198 University Hall

 Olivia Lindly, PhD, MPH, Post Doctoral Researcher, Harvard Medical School

 Division of Community Health Sciences

Advancing Family Experiences of Health Care Quality & Service Use for Children

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – December 30, 2018 every Sunday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday with exceptions | 1:30-2:45 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

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

Free with Garden admission
Advanced registration not required

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

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

 Division of Undergraduate Education

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.

Interactive systems for code and data demography

Seminar | March 22 | 4-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, 306 Soda Hall - HP Auditorium

 Elena Glassman, Postdoctoral Scholar, EECS; UC Berkeley

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

I will focus this talk on systems that use program analysis, program synthesis, and visualization to power active data-driven teaching in large programming classrooms and passive knowledge sharing within developer communities.

Hungary’s Orbán Regime: Splitting the EU and Leading a New East European Bloc?

Lecture | March 22 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Paul Lendvai, Journalist

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

Through a masterly and cynical manipulation of ethnic nationalism, and deep-rooted corruption, Prime Minister Orbán has exploited successive electoral victories to build a closely knit and super-rich oligarchy. More than any other EU leader, he wields undisputed power over his people.

Orbán’s ambitions are far-reaching. Hailed by governments and far-right politicians as the champion of a new...   More >

This Is Not My Mother’s Adobo!!!: The Cultural Politics of Philippine Cuisine in a Foodie World

Lecture | March 22 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Martin Manalansan IV, Associate Professor of Asian American Studies, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

 Center for Southeast Asia Studies, Department of South & Southeast Asian Studies, Filipino & Philippine Studies Working Group

This talk examines recent declarations about Philippine Cuisine as the new exciting food trend in the culinary world. By interrogating notions of authenticity, appropriation, and commodification, the talk will attempt to "stir the pot" with issues of transnational culinary expertise and Filipino hiya (shame).

Martin Manalansan IV

Environmental Care and the Infrastructure of Indifference: Tanner Lectures on Human Values by Michael Warner

Lecture | March 22 | 4:10-6:15 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room

 Michael Warner, Seymour H. Knox Professor of English, University of California, Los Angeles

 University of California, Berkeley

Michael Warner will present a three-day lecture series with commentary by Anahid Nersissian, Dale Jamieson, and Jedediah Purdy on March 20, 21, & 22, 2018. The first day's lecture is titled "On the Grid." The second day's lecture is titled "Infrastructure as Ethics." There will be a seminar and discussion on the third day. All days' events are free and open to the public. No tickets required.

Michael Warner

Chern Lectures: Singular stochastic PDEs. Lecture 3: Regularity structures

Lecture | March 22 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Martin Hairer, Imperial College London

 Department of Mathematics

Gregory Maxwell Bruce | Travels through Four Languages: Shibli's Great Journey

Lecture | March 22 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Dr. Gregory Maxwell Bruce, Lecturer in Urdu, Dept. of South and Southeast Asian Studies, UC Berkeley

 Munis Faruqui, Director, Institute for South Asia Studies; Sarah Kailath Professor of India Studies; Associate Professor in the Department of South and Southeast Asian Studies

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies, The Berkeley Urdu Initiative, The Berkeley Pakistan Initiative

A talk by UC Berkeley's Urdu language lecturer, Dr. Gregory Maxwell Bruce. Dr. Bruce is a scholar of Islam in South Asia and Urdu Literature.

Trust as Violence: The Politics of Film and the Militarization of Male Sexuality in National Socialism

Lecture | March 22 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Anja Laukötter, Center for the History of Emotions at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin

 Institute of European Studies, Center for German and European Studies, GHI West, the Pacific Regional Office of the German Historical Institute Washington DC

This talk discusses the political significance of film and emotions in National Socialism. It explains how Nazi ideology and culture politics led to the conception and production of films as a forum for regulating emotions. It then explores the regime's ambivalent sexual politics, and in particular its attempts to fight the spread of venereal disease, which took on new relevance for the military...   More >

DCRP/GMS Lecture: Nikhil Anand “Leaks and the Hydraulic City”

Lecture | March 22 | 5:30-7 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

The talk overviews Nikhil Anand’s recently published book, Leaks and the Hydraulic City, which demonstrates how water infrastructure is a critical site for the making of cities and citizenship.

GWE Board Game Night

Social Event | March 22 | 5:30-7 p.m. | 630 Sutardja Dai Hall

 Graduate Assembly

Join GWE for pizza and board games. Bring your friends, labmates, etc.

We will provide the games but feel free to bring your own!

VSR Social Mixer

Social Event | March 22 | 6-8 p.m. |  Daily Pint

 1828 Euclid Ave, Berkeley, CA 94709

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

On behalf of the Berkeley International Office, we would like to invite you to attend our Visiting Student Researcher (VSR) Social Mixer! All are welcome so feel free to invite friends,family or new colleagues.

Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

Location: Daily Pint (1828 Euclid Ave, Berkeley)
Date: March 22nd, 2018
Time: 6- 8 pm
We look forward to seeing you there!

Irish Connections: Celebrating the Contributions of Robert and Rebecca Tracy to Irish Studies at Berkeley and in the Bay Area

Reception | March 22 | 6-8 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, 315 - Maude Fife Room

 Institute of European Studies, Department of Irish Studies Program, Celtic Studies Program English, Irish Literary and Historical Society of the Bay Area

Celebration of the Contributions of Bob and Becky Tracy to Irish Studies at Berkeley and in the Bay Area

Panel Discussion | March 22 | 6-8:30 p.m. | 330 Wheeler Hall

 Department of English, Irish Studies, Celtic Studies

We hope that you will join us on Thursday, March 22nd, to celebrate the long and crucial presence of Robert and Rebecca Tracy in the Irish Studies scene in the Bay Area. From 6-7 p.m. we’ll gather in the Maude Fife Room (315 Wheeler Hall on the UC Berkeley campus) for a program of brief remarks by members of the Celtic Studies Program and the English Department at Berkeley as well as the Irish...   More >

Beyond Identity: Building Collective Struggles for Racial and Health Justice

Colloquium | March 22 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Kroeber Hall, Room 221

 George Lipsitz, Professor of Black Studies, UC Santa Barbara; Rupa Marya, Associate Professor of Medicine and Faculty Director of the Do No Harm Coalition, UC San Francisco; Carlos Martinez, PhD student, UC Berkeley/UC San Francisco Joint Program in Medical Anthropology

 Berkeley Center for Social Medicine

Since the 2016 presidential elections, “identity politics” have come under acute fire by a number of liberal and left commentators who fault its proponents with dividing civil society and social movements, while creating a backlash that brought Trump to power. Yet, extensive scholarship in social science and public health has made it clear that race has been and continues to be a foundational...   More >

Cal Night at the San Jose Sharks: vs. Las Vegas Golden Knights

Sport - Recreational | March 22 | 7-10 p.m. |  SAP Center

  , San Jose, CA

 Cal Alumni Association

$33, $55

 use code: CAL ALUMNI. Tickets go on sale February 13. Buy tickets online

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Chick Corea

Performing Arts - Music | March 22 | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Cal Performances

Chick Corea joins the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra as a special guest in an evening of music from the pianist's diverse songbook. Expect renditions of Corea classics like “Crystal Silence,” “You’re Everything,” “Armando’s Rhumba,” and “Tones for Joan’s Bones,” arranged by members of the Jazz at Lincoln Center band.

$36-98 prices subject to change

  Tickets go on sale March 22. Buy tickets online or by calling 510-642-9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org