<< Week of November 05 >>

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Free Wednesday at the Garden

Special Event | January 3 – December 5, 2018 the first Wednesday of the month every month with exceptions |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Every first Wednesday at the Garden is free admission day.

Graduate Student Lounge

Miscellaneous | April 25 – December 12, 2018 every Wednesday |  Anthony Hall

 ASUC Student Union

Graduate Students! Take advantage of the Graduate Student Lounge at Anthony Hall. Study, grade papers, meet with other grad students.

 Graduate Students only! However, Anthony Hall can be made available to the entire campus and community for reservations at other times.

CASA Professional Growth Conference

Conference/Symposium | November 7 |  Alumni House

 Cal Alumni Association

Cal Alumni Student Association is hosting a conference of different workshops, including LinkedIn, resume review, mock interview, and recruiting.

Computer Workstation Evaluator Training (BEUHS403)

Workshop | November 7 | 8 a.m.-12 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

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

 Be Well at Work - Ergonimics

Specifically for Departmental Computer Workstation Evaluators, learn the basics of how to evaluate and modify computer workstations according to campus ergonomic guidelines in this practical, hands-on workshop. Enroll online through the UC Learning Center

  Register online

Computational protein circuits in mammalian cells — natural and synthetic

Seminar | November 7 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 245 Li Ka Shing Center

 Michael Elowitz, California Institute of Technology

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Discovery Station: Conifers

Special Event | November 7 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Take a close look at conifers! Conifers are plants that produce seeds without fruit or flowers, but instead "bear cones" as their name implies. Explore this group of seed-producing plants with hands on examples. Conifer trees hold the records for the world’s tallest, widest, oldest and largest trees.

Remembering Queen Mary: Heritage Conservation of Free Blacks on St. Croix, U.S.V.I.

Lecture | November 7 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 William White, Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology, UC Berkeley

 Archaeological Research Facility

This talk explores the ways positionality plays a central role in the way heritage conservation is practiced by black Crucians and white Danish scholars.

Extracellular matrix viscoelasticity and its impact on cells

Seminar | November 7 | 12-1 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Ovi Chaudhuri, Stanford University

 Bioengineering (BioE)

The extracellular matrix (ECM) is a complex assembly of structural proteins that provides physical support and biochemical signaling to cells in tissues. Over the last two decades, studies have revealed the important role that ECM elasticity plays in regulating a variety of biological processes in cells, including stem cell differentiation and cancer progression. However, tissues and ECM are...   More >

MVZ LUNCH SEMINAR - Alejandro Rico-Guevara: Natural vs. sexual selection tug-of-war: Nectarivory energetics and intrasexually selected weapons

Seminar | November 7 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 VLSB, Grinnell-Miller Library

 Alejandro Rico-Guevara

 Museum of Vertebrate Zoology

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

Noon Concert: University Wind Ensemble

Performing Arts - Music | November 7 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

Matthew Sadowski, director

Continuing its 66th season, the Noon Concert series features the Music Department’s varied and diverse performance activities. Inaugurated in 1953, these concerts are very popular and well attended by those on campus and in the wider community. Traditionally on Wednesdays and Fridays, each concert begins promptly at 12:15 and ends by 1pm.

Demographic Dividend or Disaster? Population, Food Security and Stability in the Sahel

Panel Discussion | November 7 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 5101 Berkeley Way West

 Prof. Malcolm Potts, The OASIS Initiative; Bob Walker, Population Institute; Alisha Graves, The OASIS Initiative

 Public Health, School of

The Sahel region of Africa is home to the fastest growing population in all of human history. Join Professor Malcolm Potts and Alisha Graves of UC Berkeley, along with special guest, Bob Walker, President of the Population Institute, for a presentation and discussion on the demographic implications for food security, stability in the region and unprecedented levels of migration.

Adversarial Examples that Fool both Computer Vision and Time-Limited Humans

Seminar | November 7 | 12-1 p.m. | 560 Evans Hall

 Gamaleldin Elsayed, Google Brain

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Machine learning models are vulnerable to adversarial examples: small changes to images can cause computer vision models to make mistakes such as identifying a school bus as an ostrich. However, it is still an open question whether humans are prone to similar mistakes. Here, we address this question by leveraging recent techniques that transfer adversarial examples from computer vision models...   More >

TSUJIMOTO LECTURE: "Searching for simplicity amidst the complexity of the soil microbiome"

Seminar | November 7 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall

 Noah Fierer, University of Colorado, Boulder

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

The Fierer Lab explores the distribution and roles of microscopic organisms in diverse environments and the relevance of microbes to the health and function of ecosystems, plants, and animals (including humans).

Townsend Center's Berkeley Book Chat: Anne Nesbet: The Orphan Band of Springdale

Lecture | November 7 | 12-1 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room

 Townsend Center for the Humanities

Nesbet’s historical novel for younger readers takes place during World War II in Springdale, Maine. It tells the story of eleven-year-old Gusta, who is sent to live in an orphanage run by her grandmother after her labor-organizer father is forced to flee the country.

Ethnic Neighborhood Segregation and Residential Mobility Dynamics in Norway, 1993–2013

Colloquium | November 7 | 12-1 p.m. | 2232 Piedmont, Seminar Room

 Torkild Lyngstad, Professor, Department of Sociology and Human Geography at the University of Oslo

 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.

Translation Strategies for Filmic Text: Idiom vs. Explicit Meaning in English Subtitles

Lecture | November 7 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | B-4 Dwinelle Hall

 María Labarta Postigo, Professor, Faculty of Philology, Translation, and Communication, University of Valencia, Spain

 Berkeley Language Center

In this presentation, I will examine how idioms in original Spanish and German filmic texts are translated in English subtitles. My goals are to shed to light on strategies used in the translation process and to explore how translation can affect understanding and reception by the audience.

Their pain, our pleasure

Colloquium | November 7 | 12:10-1:15 p.m. | 1104 Berkeley Way West

 Mina Cikara, Assistant Professor, Harvard University

 Institute of Personality and Social Research

If humans are innately good, cooperative, fair, and averse to harming one another, why does widespread intergroup conflict persist? Several factors contribute to fomenting hostility between groups; in my talk I will focus on the role of pleasure in response to out-group pain. People who identify strongly with their social groups frequently experience pleasure when they observe threatening...   More >

Cook Well Berkeley Healthy Cooking Series: Fall/Winter Seasonal Veggies (BEUHS641)

Workshop | November 7 | 12:10-1 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club

 Kim Guess, RD, Be well at Work - Wellness

 Be Well at Work - Wellness

Temptations are everywhere during the holiday season. In this class, you will learn to cook vegetable dishes so flavorful that they may outshine your favorite holiday dessert! These clever and creative recipes will have your whole family asking for seconds. Presentation, demonstration, sample and recipes provided.

  Register online

Between Center and Periphery? Higher Education, Social Sciences and Intellectuals from Islamic Habitus in Turkey

Lecture | November 7 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Deniz Ilhan, Stony Brook University

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

The modernization program endorsed by the Republic of Turkey, and the institutions which established the infrastructure for educational, cultural and scientific development went hand in hand with a nationalist interpretation of Westernization and secularization agenda. Parallel to those in other Muslim-majority contexts throughout the world, the reactions to this program has been diverse, which...   More >

Urban Informal Settlements in East Africa: Community-led Upgrading for Health Equity

Colloquium | November 7 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Jason Corburn, Professor, City and Regional Planning, UC Berkeley; Jack Makau, Director, Shack/Slum Dwellers International (SDI)

 Center for African Studies

Professor Jason Corburn will describe a ten-year partnership between his UC Berkeley team and the NGO Shack/Slum Dwellers International (SDI) focused on improving the lives and living conditions in the urban slums of East African Cities.

Urban Informal Settlement in East Africa

Antikoni

Performing Arts - Theater | November 7 | 1-2:30 p.m. |  Hearst Museum of Anthropology

 Native American Studies, Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies, Department of Classics, Arts + Design, Department of Rhetoric

What do the living owe the dead, what are the moral limits of the State, and by what codes do we define what it means to be human? In this modern, haunting adaptation of Sophocles' classic tragedy Antigone, a Native American family is torn apart as they struggle over the fate of ancestral remains and their conflicting loyalties to different notions of tradition, law, and the price of sacrifice.

SURF Summer Research Scholarships Info Session

Information Session | November 7 | 1-2 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

New Literary History at 50

Lecture | November 7 | 1-2 p.m. | 306 Wheeler Hall

 Bruce Holsinger, LINDEN KENT MEMORIAL PROFESSOR OF ENGLISH; EDITOR, NEW LITERARY HISTORY, New Literary History

 Department of English

Please join Bruce Holsinger, incoming editor of New Literary History, for an informal presentation and discussion about the journal’s current direction and future prospects as NLH begins its fiftieth anniversary year. Intended primarily for early career scholars in the literary humanities (advanced graduate students, instructors, and assistant professors) though open to all, the hour-long session...   More >

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | February 1, 2017 – December 5, 2018 the first Wednesday of the month every month 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 >

Topology Seminar (Introductory Talk): Quilts, operads, and the Fukaya category

Seminar | November 7 | 2-3 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

 Nate Bottman, Princeton University

 Department of Mathematics

In my first talk, I will introduce the Fukaya category of a compact symplectic manifold. This is an invariant that keeps track of the Lagrangian submanifolds, as well as an intersection theory of these submanifolds that is enhanced by counts of pseudoholomorphic polygons. The algebraic structure of the Fukaya category is controlled by a collection (in fact, an operad) of polytopes called...   More >

Averaging principle and shape theorem for growth with memory.

Seminar | November 7 | 3-4 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Amir Dembo, Stanford University

 Department of Statistics

We consider a family of random growth models in n-dimensional space. These models capture certain features expected to manifest at the mesoscopic level for certain self-interacting microscopic dynamics (such as once-reinforced random walk with strong reinforcement and origin-excited random walk). In a joint work with Pablo Groisman, Ruojun Huang and Vladas Sidoravicius, we establish for such...   More >

London School of Economics (Yearlong Program) Info Session

Information Session | November 7 | 3-4:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Berkeley Study Abroad

The London School of Economics and Political Science has an exchange agreement exclusively with UC Berkeley, allowing Berkeley undergraduates the opportunity to study abroad at LSE for a YEAR through the LSE General Course. You will earn UC credit and your financial aid travels with you, as the program is offered through UCEAP - the University of California Education Abroad Program. Additional...   More >

Weekly Coffee Break

Social Event | September 12 – December 5, 2018 every Wednesday with exceptions | 3-4 p.m. | Cafe International House

 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. It’s a chance to enjoy free coffee, share stories about your experiences on campus, and get to know Berkeley International Office advisors. All UCB students are invited. Students are free to talk about anything, but we'll also have weekly discussion topics to...   More >

Shame

Film - Feature | November 7 | 3:10-4:50 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

“Set a tiny step into the future, the film has the inevitability of a common dream. . . . One of Bergman’s greatest films, [and] one of the least known” (Pauline Kael). Fleeing a civil war in their country, a couple (Max von Sydow and Liv Ullmann), both musicians, retreat to a remote island to grow fruit and cultivate their mutual love. But war overtakes them, exacting its total surrender of...   More >

Number Theory Seminar: The Nygaard filtration

Seminar | November 7 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 TBD, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

We will discuss the Nygaard filtration.

Transposable elements and epigenome evolution

Seminar | November 7 | 4-5 p.m. | 114 Morgan Hall

 Ting Wang, Washington University in St. Louis

 Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology

Representation Theory and Mathematical Physics Seminar: Premodular categories and 4-dimensional topological field theories

Seminar | November 7 | 4-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Alexander Kirillov Jr., Stony Brook University

 Department of Mathematics

The notion of topological field theory was formalized by Michael Atiyah; it is a purely mathematical notion inspired by physics. In particular, such a theory gives invariants of closed \(d\)-manifolds.

Examples of 3-dimensional topological field theories have been well studied, most notably Reshetikhin–Turaev and Turaev–Viro theories. However, in dimension 4, situation is much less...   More >

Topology Seminar (Main Talk): The symplectic \((A_\infty ,2)\)-category

Seminar | November 7 | 4-5 p.m. | 3 Evans Hall

 Nate Bottman, Princeton University

 Department of Mathematics

In my second talk, I will describe a framework for building maps between Fukaya categories of different symplectic manifolds. This is a 2-category-like structure called Symp, where the objects are symplectic manifolds, the 1-morphisms are Lagrangians in products, and the 2-morphisms are intersections of these Lagrangians. Just as the structure of the Fukaya category comes from an operad of...   More >

ERG Colloquium: Itay Fischhendler: The Political Economy of Shifting Renewable Energy Targets: A Global Perspective

Colloquium | November 7 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 126 Barrows Hall

 Itay Fischhendler, Associate Professor, Department of Geography, Hebrew University

 Energy and Resources Group

This talk will focus on discussing policy-set renewable energy targets around the globe and using quantitative analysis to determine how and why they may change with time.

Facing the Limits of Decoloniality from a Southeast Asian Peri-urban Forest

Lecture | November 7 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 Juno Salazar Parrenas, Assistant Professor, Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies, Ohio State University

 Nancy Lee Peluso, Henry J. Vaux Distinguished Professor of Forest Policy, UC Berkeley

 Center for Southeast Asia Studies

This talk argues that recent scholarly efforts to center decoloniality and indigenous knowledges risk romanticization when universalized. The research is drawn from transdisciplinary ethnographic field research in Sarawak, East Malaysia, with Malay and Iban orangutan-handlers and orangutans between 2010-2016.

Why Deep Learning Works: Traditional and Heavy-Tailed Implicit Self-Regularization in Deep Neural Networks

Seminar | November 7 | 4-5 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Michael W. Mahoney, UC Berkeley

 Department of Statistics

Random Matrix Theory (RMT) is applied to analyze the weight matrices of Deep Neural Networks (DNNs), including both production quality, pre-trained models and smaller models trained from scratch. Empirical and theoretical results clearly indicate that the DNN training process itself implicitly implements a form of self-regularization, implicitly sculpting a more regularized energy or penalty...   More >

Berkeley ACM A.M. Turing Laureate Lecture: A Numerical Analyst Thinks about Deep Learning with William Kahan

Colloquium | November 7 | 4-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, 306 (HP Auditorium) | Note change in location

 William Kahan, U. C. Berkeley

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

William "Velvel" Kahan, professor emeritus of EECS and Mathematics, received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. in mathematics from the University of Toronto. Kahan is widely known as "The Father of Floating Point."

Shuddhabrata Sengupta | Kinetic Contemplation: Raqs Media Collective in Medias Res

Lecture | November 7 | 5-7 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, Maude Fife Room, Room 315

 Shuddhabrata Sengupta, Artist and writer, and member of Raqs Media Collective

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Arts Research Center, Department of English, Department of Art Practice, University of California Humanities Research Institute, The South Asia Art Initiative at UC Berkeley

A talk by Shuddhabrata Sengupta, artist and writer, and member of Raqs Media Collective.

Professor Michael Silver Psychology Colloquium Lecture: Effects of acetylcholine on visual cortex, attention, and learning

Colloquium | November 7 | 5:15-6:15 p.m. | 1104 Berkeley Way West

 Department of Psychology

The neurotransmitter acetylcholine (ACh) has been extensively studied at the level of synapses and neural circuits, but comparatively little is known about its effects on perception and cognition in humans. We augmented the effects of ACh in the brains of healthy human participants by administering the cholinesterase inhibitor donepezil (trade name: Aricept). I will describe the effects of...   More >

Illuminating Biology at the Nanoscale and Systems Scale by Imaging: 2018 Emilio Segrè Lecture

Lecture | November 7 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium

 Xiaowei Zhuang, Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator, David B. Arnold Jr. Professor of Science, Professor of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Professor of Physics, Harvard University

 Department of Physics

As a fundamental unit of life, a cell is comprised of numerous different types of molecules that form intricate interaction networks, which function collectively to give the cell its life. Dissecting the inner workings of a cell thus requires imaging methods with molecular specificity, molecular-scale resolution, and dynamic imaging capability such that molecular interactions inside the cell can...   More >

Theoretically Speaking Series — Training Artificial Intelligence by Playing Games

Lecture | November 7 | 6-7:30 p.m. |  David Brower Center

 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Thore Graepel, Google DeepMind

 Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing

Intelligence can be viewed as the ability of agents to achieve goals in a wide range of environments. If we wish to use machine learning to train intelligent agents, we need ways of creating rich environments that provide appropriate challenges and feedback signals to learning agents. Just as in real life (and evolution), the most challenging environments for learning agents arise from...   More >

Free

  Registration opens October 22. Register online by November 6.

The Art of Giving Feedback: Thriving in Science Monthly Lecture: November, 2018

Lecture | November 7 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Stanley Hall, 105 & Atrium

 Cal Facilitation Team, LEAD Center

 Thriving in Science

Is your team or group finding it challenging to communicate expectations? Do some team members volunteer for tasks, but not follow through? If these situations sound familiar, then let us teach you how to give effective feedback. In the workshop, you will learn the best language to use when addressing difficult situations in team settings. We will go over the best way to approach these issues and...   More >

Career Connections: Environment and Sustainability

Social Event | November 7 | 6-8 p.m. |  Career Center (2440 Bancroft Way)

 Cal Alumni Association, Career Center

Alumni and student networking event.

LAGSES/GWE Career Panel

Panel Discussion | November 7 | 6-7:30 p.m. | 293 Cory Hall

 Graduate Assembly

Interested in learning more about life after grad school? Latinx Association of Graduate Students in Engineering and Sciences and Graduate Women of Engineering will be hosting a panel on successful career paths after grad school. The panelists represent a variety of career options including industry, start-ups, national labs, and academia. We're looking forward to seeing you there!

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.

ARCHITECTURE LECTURE: Neeraj Bhatia

Lecture | November 7 | 6:30-8 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

WED, NOV 7, 6:30pm. Please join us for a talk with the Fall 2018 Joseph Esherick Visiting Professor of Practice, a Professor at the California College of the Arts, co-director of The Urban Works Agency, and founder of The Open Workshop. Open to all!

Daze of Justice: November's Movie at Moffitt

Film - Documentary | November 7 | 7-9 p.m. | 405 Moffitt Undergraduate Library

 Library

Movies @ Moffitt is the student-to-student monthly documentary spotlight and viewing. M@M is free.

Daze of Justice is the intimate story of trailblazing Cambodian-American women who break decades of silence, abandoning the security of their American homes on a journey back into Cambodia's killing fields, only this time not as victims but as witnesses determined to resurrect the memory of their...   More >

 Must have a UCB student ID for entrance.

November Movie at Moffitt

"Antíkoni" by Beth Piatote

Performing Arts - Theater | November 7 | 7 p.m. |  Hearst Museum of Anthropology

 Native American Studies

"Antíkoni"
By Beth Piatote
Directed by Jenni(f)er Tamayo

Limited run staged reading

Preview: Tuesday, November 6th at 5:30PM
Performances: Wednesday, November 7th at 1:00PM and 7:00PM
Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology, 102 Kroeber Hall

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/antikoni-tickets-51276634795

Cine Latino: Trafficked in America

Film - Documentary | November 7 | 7-9 p.m. | 160 Kroeber Hall

 Daffodil Altan; Andres Cediel

 Center for Latin American Studies

This new documentary by FRONTLINE and the Investigative Reporting Program at UC Berkeley , tells the story of a group of teenagers from Guatemala who are forced to work against their will at an Ohio egg farm. The film exposes the criminal network that exploits the minors, the company that profits off of them, and the U.S. government’s role in delivering the children into the hands of their...   More >

Antikoni

Performing Arts - Theater | November 7 | 7-8:30 p.m. |  Hearst Museum of Anthropology

 Native American Studies, Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies, Department of Classics, Arts + Design, Department of Rhetoric

What do the living owe the dead, what are the moral limits of the State, and by what codes do we define what it means to be human? In this modern, haunting adaptation of Sophocles' classic tragedy Antigone, a Native American family is torn apart as they struggle over the fate of ancestral remains and their conflicting loyalties to different notions of tradition, law, and the price of sacrifice.

Midterm Elections: Moving Forward

Lecture | November 7 | 8-9:30 p.m. | 222 Wheeler Hall

 Darren Zook, Bridge USA

 Bridge USA

In the wake of one of the most anticipated midterm elections in modern American history, BridgeUSA invites you to join Professor Darren Zook as he talks about the impact these elections will have moving forward. Key to the discussion will be the issues surrounding political diversity, increasing partisanship in Washington, and influence on future generations.

Prof. Darren Zook lectures in the...   More >

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Picturing Franklin Lloyd Wright: Pedro Guerrero, Photographer with Ray Telles

Lecture | November 8 |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Ray Telles

 Arts + Design

Raymond Telles’ thirty-five year career in film and television includes the production of numerous documentaries and segments for PBS, ABC, NBC, National Geographic, Discovery and Univision. Among the documentaries Telles has produced and directed are: The Storm that Swept Mexico; The Fight in the Fields: Cesar Chavez and the Farmworkers; Struggle, Children of the Night (Frontline); The Peril and...   More >

History Painting in 21st-Century Cuba

Lecture | November 8 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 2 LeConte Hall

 Alexis Esquivel

 Department of History

Renowned Cuban painter and performance artist Alexis Esquivel discusses his work in the genre of history painting, at the intersection of arts, politics, and race. In Spanish with simultaneous translation available. Sponsored by the Department of History and CLAS

Open Seminar: Characterization and Gender, 1800-2008 with Ted Underwood

Seminar | November 8 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 220 Geballe Room

 Ted Underwood, Professor in the School of Information Sciences and the English Department, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

 Digital Humanities at Berkeley, D-Lab, Department of Comparative Literature, Information, School of, Library, Townsend Center for the Humanities

Professor of English and Information Science Ted Underwood will lead a discussion on the findings of his distant reading study on gender and fiction.

Applied Math Seminar: Convex optimization for multimarginal optimal transport problem with Coulomb cost

Seminar | November 8 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 732 Evans Hall

 Yuehaw Khoo, Stanford University

 Department of Mathematics

We introduce methods from convex optimization to solve the multimarginal transport problem arise in the context of strictly correlated electron density functional theory. Convex relaxations are used to provide outer approximation to the set of $N$-representable 2-marginals and 3-marginals, which in turn provide lower bounds to the energy. We further propose rounding schemes based on tensor...   More >

Econ 235, Financial Economics Seminar: "TBA"

Seminar | November 8 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | C210 Haas School of Business

 Dean Karlan, Northwestern University

 Department of Economics

Joint with the Haas Finance Seminar

Oliver E. Williamson Seminar

Seminar | November 8 | 12-1:30 p.m. | C330 Haas School of Business

 Nancy Qian, Kellogg

 Department of Economics

The Oliver E. Williamson Seminar on Institutional Analysis, named after our esteemed colleague who founded the seminar, features current research by faculty, from UCB and elsewhere, and by advanced doctoral students. The research investigates governance, and its links with economic and political forces. Markets, hierarchies, hybrids, and the supporting institutions of law and politics all come...   More >

Excited electronic states: Dielectric screening and hot-electron mediated ion diffusion

Seminar | November 8 | 12-1 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 André Schleife, Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

 Computational Materials at Berkeley

High-performance computing enables quantum-mechanical studies of material properties with unprecedented accuracy: In particular, many-body perturbation theory is capable of predicting electronic and optical properties in excellent agreement with experiment. Dynamics of excited electrons that interact with fast-moving ions can be investigated accurately and efficiently using real-time...   More >

Global Social Venture Competition: Info Session

Information Session | November 8 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | Haas School of Business, N340/344 Chou Hall

 Institute for Business and Social Impact

Innovating meaningful solutions to the world’s most challenging problems using technology? This year the Global Social Venture Competition (GSVC) is celebrating 20 years of impact and kicking off our application season by inviting you to an info session! Applications are due December 3, so join us to learn more about the eligibility guidelines, venture requirements, and helpful tips to strengthen...   More >

  Register online

IB Seminar: The ecology and cell biology of life history evolution

Seminar | November 8 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Didem Sarikaya, University of California, Davis

 Department of Integrative Biology

AppNet Meeting

Meeting | November 8, 2018 – May 9, 2019 the second Thursday of the month every other month | 1-2 p.m. | 212 Cory Hall

 AppNet

AppNet is a platform-agnostic community of practice for application programmers at UC Berkeley.

For the 2018-19 academic year, AppNet is holding informal meetings to just "talk shop", without scheduled speakers or agenda.
These meetings are held bimonthly on the second Thursday of every other month, from 1 to 2 pm, in 212 Cory Hall. Come join us!

EHS 201 Biosafety in Laboratories

Course | November 8 | 1:30-3:30 p.m. | 177 Stanley Hall

 Office of Environment, Health & Safety

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

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 >

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research and Finding a Mentor Workshop

Workshop | November 8 | 2-3 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

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

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research

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

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

Learning Movement and Social Behaviors in Multi-Agent Settings

Seminar | November 8 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 540AB Cory Hall

 Igor Mordatch, Senior Research Scientist, Open AI

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

In this talk, I will discuss how principles of optimal control, learning, and model-based reasoning can be used to generate and explain a broad range of human movement behaviors, from locomotion to dexterous manipulation, applicable both in simulation and on physical robot platforms.

The Digital Future of the European Union – Will There be Any?

Lecture | November 8 | 4-5 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Peter Fatelnig, Minister-Counsellor for digital economy policies at the Delegation of the European Union to the United States

 Institute of European Studies

Over the last three years the European Union has embarked on an unprecedented number of initiatives to modernize the old continents' digital rulebook. Dubbed the "Digital Single Market Policy" it includes a massive package of legislative and non-legislative measures. The conversation will start with major legislation such as the GDPR, the new copyright rules or net neutrality, but also include...   More >

TDPS Speaker Series: The Making of Antíkoni

Panel Discussion | November 8 | 4-5:30 p.m. |  Hearst Museum of Anthropology

 Jenni(f)er Tamayo, Director and TDPS Graduate Student, UC Berkeley's Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies; Beth Piatote, Playwright and Associate Professor, Native American Studies, UC Berkeley's Department of Ethnic Studies; Mark Griffith, Professor of Classics and Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies, UC Berkeley's Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies; Catherine Cole, Divisional Dean of Arts, University of Washington, School of Drama, University of Washington

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies, Department of Classics, Native American Studies, Arts + Design, Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

This panel offers diverse perspectives on the intellectual, practical, and political aspects of making the play, 'Antíkoni', presented in staged readings at the Hearst Museum of Anthropology on November 6-7, 2018. The panelists will discuss the play’s engagement with the Sophocles tragedy 'Antigone', the contemporary conflicts over human remains, and the play’s inaugural reading in the Hearst Museum.

Public Opinion on Policy Solutions:: The Role of Equivalence Frames, Policy Scope, and Party Cues

Colloquium | November 8 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 2538 Channing (Inst. for the Study of Societal Issues), Wildavsky Conference Room

 Laura Stoker Ph.D., Associate Professor of Political Science, UC Berkeley

 Institute for the Study of Societal Issues

Our research brings together insights from three disparate literatures—on equivalence framing, scope sensitivity, and party cue-taking—to study public opinion on policies designed to ameliorate problems facing the nation, including the opioid crisis, gun violence, identity theft, failing infrastructure, domestic violence, pollution, teenage bullying, and access to health care.

AHMA Colloquium - Tools for Georeferencing and Preserving the Ancient Mediterranean

Lecture | November 8 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 7205 Dwinelle Hall

 Sarah Bond, University of Iowa

 Ancient History and Mediterranean Archaeology, Graduate Group in

This paper is part of a larger lecture series entitled "Digital Humanities and the Ancient World." The events are co-sponsored by the AHMA Colloquium and the Townsend Center for the Humanities.

Rock and Rule: Popular Music in Cold War Poland and East Germany

Lecture | November 8 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 270 Stephens Hall

 Kyrill Kunakhovich, Assistant Professor, Corcoran Department of History, University of Virginia

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

We often hear that rock and roll helped bring down communist regimes, but they themselves believed that it could help their cause. For much of the Cold War, communist states taught rock in schools, organized popular music festivals, and held singing competitions on TV. However, things did not always go as planned. This talk considers what rock looked like on the other side of the Iron Curtain,...   More >

From Rio to Ulm: Brazilian Poetry, Design, and State Development

Lecture | November 8 | 4-5:30 p.m. |  2334 Bowditch (Center for Latin American Studies)

 Nathaniel Wolfson, UC Berkeley

 Center for Latin American Studies

In this talk, Wolfson focuses on the experiences of Brazilian students at the Ulm School of Design in the 1960s and the corresponding transnational debates concerning form and semantics in literature and design.

A building at the Ulm School of Design in Germany. (Photo from modernist design.)

Mathematics Department Colloquium: Some applications of analytic techniques to geometric and dynamical system problems

Colloquium | November 8 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Colin Guillarmou, Orsay

 Department of Mathematics

We review new results based on harmonic and microlocal analysis in order to obtain positive answers to certain geometric inverse problems and questions about dynamical systems going back to Smale and Fried.

Study Abroad in France Info Session

Information Session | November 8 | 4:30-6 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Learn how you can study abroad in France, home to some of history’s greatest artists, writers and scholars.

Explore all of our programs in France here: http://studyabroad.berkeley.edu/explore/programs?country=96

Haas Scholars Program Info Session: $13,800 to carry out a final project in *ANY* major

Information Session | November 8 | 4:30-5:30 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 >

Bayer Info Session

Information Session | November 8 | 5-7 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Bioengineering (BioE)

Come learn about Bayer! A huge employer of Berkeley alumni, Bayer is one of the world’s largest and oldest pharmaceutical companies.
Food provided and resumes accepted!
Hiring summer interns!

GWE Terrarium Making Social

Social Event | November 8 | 5-7 p.m. |  Anthony Hall

 Graduate Assembly

Join the Graduate Women of Engineering (GWE) for some fall crafting fun! We will supply everything you need to make your own terrarium!

CEDSOC Community Snacktime

Social Event | November 8 | 5:30-7 p.m. | 214B Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design Students of Color

CEDSOC will be hosting another get together this Thursday, 11/8 at 5:30 pm in Wurster 214B to de-stress and hang out. We'll have tea, snacks, coloring books, and puzzles.

Modeling Perspective and Parallax to Tell the Story of Genre Fiction with Ted Underwood

Seminar | November 8 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 220 Geballe Room

 Ted Underwood, Professor in the School of Information Sciences and the English Department, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

 Digital Humanities at Berkeley, D-Lab, Department of Comparative Literature, Information, School of, Library, Townsend Center for the Humanities

Ted Underwood will discuss his work with predictive models of genre literature to explore how implicit assumptions about genre consolidate or change across time.

UROC (Underrepresented Researchers of Color): Research opportunities for who? FOR YOU!!

Workshop | November 8 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Learn about the different research opportunities on campus and how to best prepare for applying to them.

Certificate Program in Interior Design and Interior Architecture

Information Session | November 8 | 6-7 p.m. | UC Berkeley Extension San Francisco Campus, room 713

 160 Spear St., San Francisco, CA

 UC Berkeley Extension

Find out how UC Berkeley Extension’s certificate can help you advance or start your career in interior design and interior architecture.

 UNEX 1034. Make reservations online or by calling 510-642-4111

The Sea Ranch and Theories of Place

Lecture | November 8 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Wurster Hall, Gallery, Room 121

 Patricia Morton, University of California, Riverside

 Environmental Design Archives

Join us for our first Gallery Talk this academic year with architectural historian Patricia Morton!

Thursday, November 8, 2018
Wurster Gallery, room 121

6:30 to 7 pm - Light refreshments
7 to 8 pm - Lecture

Free to UC Berkeley Students, Staff, Faculty, and Friends of the EDA

Suggested $10 donation for those outside UC Berkeley

Morton will draw on the EDA's Turnbull / MLTW...   More >

Financial Innovation: The Convergence of Environment and Finance: with Richard Sandor

Lecture | November 8 | 6:30-7:30 p.m. |  Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center

 Richard Sandor, American Financial Exchange

 College of Natural Resources

This talk will focus on programs and financial markets that have facilitated the building of institutions for the minimization of transactional costs to achieve better air quality (e.g. US Acid Rain program and Chicago Climate Exchange). It will also discuss new frontiers and opportunities in areas such as water quality and quantity; and the application of new technologies such as blockchain to...   More >

ENVIRONMENTAL DESIGN ARCHIVES GALLERY TALK: THE SEA RANCH AND THEORIES OF PLACE

Lecture | November 8 | 6:30-8 p.m. | 121 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

THU, NOV 8, 6:30pm. Morton will draw on EDAs Turnbull / MLTW Collection to discuss how the design of The Sea Ranch was informed by contemporaneous theories of place as posited by Charles Moore, Donlyn Lyndon, Lawrence Halprin and others. Open to all!

Imperial Powers: The Roles of Deputies, Substitutes, the Sun God, and the King in the Assyrian Empire

Lecture | November 8 | 7:30-8:30 p.m. | 155 Kroeber Hall

 Mikko Luukko, University of Helsinki

 Near Eastern Studies, The Assyrian Heritage Fund

Dr. Luukko will consider the importance of deputies and substitutes, and the relationship between the sun god, who is the divine judge, and the Assyrian king, the supreme judge on earth. This lecture will offer a new interpretation of the nature of and interconnections between the powers of the Assyrian empire. Mikko Luukko (PhD, University of Helsinki 2004) studied Assyriology, Semitics, and...   More >

The Treasure

Film - Feature | November 8 | 7:30-9 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Conceived as a documentary, The Treasure became a disarming deadpan parable unearthing layers of Romanian history via the exploits of cash-strapped neighbors. When Costi denies Adrian’s request for a loan, the latter proposes another plan: that Costi rent a metal detector and in return get half of the treasure that might be buried in Adrian’s garden. Costi agrees, but the duo must overcome a...   More >

Eileen Myles in conversation with Stephen Best

Panel Discussion | November 8 | 7:30-9 p.m. |  Nourse Theater

 275 Hayes St, San Francisco, CA 94117

 Eileen Myles

 Stephen Best, Associate Professor, Berkeley English

 City Arts and Lectures, KQED

Stephen Best will be interviewing Eileen Myles for the City Arts & Lectures program at the Nourse Theater in San Francisco on Thursday, November 8th, 2018 at 7:30pm.

Please consider attending the interview. You can purchase tickets by calling 415-393-4400 or by visiting the City Arts and Lectures website. KQED will also rebroadcast the interview on November 16, 2018.

Eileen Myles is the...   More >

$29.00 Single admission

  Buy tickets online or by calling 415-392-4400