<< Week of January 13 >>

Sunday, January 13, 2019

Winter at the Hall

Special Event | December 21, 2018 – March 20, 2019 every day |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

This winter, visit the Hall for interactive exhibits, special hands-on activities, intriguing Planetarium shows, and more!

Sunday Funday: Migrations, Hibernations and Adaptations

Special Event | January 13 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

Learn the different ways animals prepare for and protect themselves against winter weather! Discover where and why animals migrate, investigate how some hibernate, and explore what adaptations various creatures have to insulate themselves from the cold. From blubber to feathers to fur, we'll discover what it takes to keep the cold away! This event is free with admission.

Destiny

Film - Feature | January 13 | 1 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Made shortly after Lang’s mother died, Destiny is “the director’s most thoughtful and compassionate meditation on mortality” (Patrick McGilligan). Inspired by a dream from Lang’s childhood, the film is a fantasy/allegory set in three historical periods—ancient Baghdad, seventeenth-century Venice, and imperial China—bracketed by a modern-day framing story. Destiny was Lang’s first film to gain him...   More >

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 3 – December 29, 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 plants from around the world, learn about the vast diversity in the collection, and see what is currently in bloom. Meet at the Entry Plaza.

Free with Garden admission. Advanced registration not required

Hall of Mirrors: Four Films by Warren Sonbert

Film - Feature | January 13 | 4 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Warren Sonbert (1947–1995) was one of the seminal figures working in American experimental film before his premature death from complications relating to AIDS. Hall of Mirrors (1966), made while Sonbert was a student at New York University, is a triptych in which each part rhymes beautifully with the whole; it features cameos by Warhol superstars Rene Ricard and Gerard Malanga. Divided Loyalties...   More >

Ugetsu

Film - Feature | January 13 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

In sixteenth-century Japan, with the pandemonium of civil wars a looming presence in their lives, the potter Genjuro and his wife long to be “rich and safe,” respectively. But artistic vanity draws Genjuro into the paradisiacal realm of a phantom enchantress. In a parallel tale, Genjuro’s brother-in-law Tobei, out for military glory, achieves a general’s rank for his fraudulent exploits—another...   More >

Monday, January 14, 2019

Winter at the Hall

Special Event | December 21, 2018 – March 20, 2019 every day |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

This winter, visit the Hall for interactive exhibits, special hands-on activities, intriguing Planetarium shows, and more!

EH&S 403 Training Session

Course | January 14 | 10:30-11:30 a.m. | 370 University Hall | Note change in date

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

 Office of Environment, Health & Safety

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

Gun Violence in Schools Symposium: Part of a series of multidisciplinary conversations on gun violence with leading professors, litigators and practitioners

Conference/Symposium | January 14 | 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. | UC Berkeley Campus, Graduate School of Education, Room 1104

 Prof. Ron Avi Astor, USC; Alisa Crovetti, UC Berkeley, Graduate School of Education; Alla Lefkowtiz, Everytown for Gun Safety; Emily Ozer, UC Berkeley, School of Public Health

 Civil Justice Research Initiative, Graduate School of UC Berkeley Education, UC Berkeley, School of Public Health, UC Berkeley, School of Social Welfare

Architecture and Co-Evolution of Allosteric Materials

Seminar | January 14 | 4-5 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Matthieu Wyart, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne

 QB3 - California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences

We introduce a numerical scheme to evolve functional elastic materials that can accomplish a specified mechanical task. In this scheme, the number of solutions, their spatial architectures and the correlations among them can be computed. We first consider an “allosteric” task, which requires the material to respond specifically to a stimulus at a distant active site. We find that functioning...   More >

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Winter at the Hall

Special Event | December 21, 2018 – March 20, 2019 every day |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

This winter, visit the Hall for interactive exhibits, special hands-on activities, intriguing Planetarium shows, and more!

Siebel Stem Cell Institute Symposium

Conference/Symposium | January 15 | 10:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. | 245 Li Ka Shing Center

 The Berkeley Stem Cell Center

A day of lectures and poster presentations describing recent findings by affiliates of the Seibel Stem Cell Institutes at UC Berkeley and Stanford University.

UCOP Virtual Career Series: Navigating the job search: Tips from recruiters and hiring managers

Workshop | January 15 | 12-1 p.m. |  Virtual

 University of California Office of the President

UC alumni working as professional recruiters and hiring managers across a variety of industries will provide an insider’s look at the hiring process and provide tangible advice to help you maximize your job search and land your next great opportunity!

Mindfulness Meditation Group

Meeting | February 20, 2018 – January 5, 2021 every Tuesday | 12:15-1 p.m. | 3110 Tang Center, University Health Services

 Tang Center (University Health Services)

The Mindfulness Meditation Group meets every Tuesday at 12:15-1:00 pm at 3110 Tang Center on campus. All campus-affiliated people are welcome to join us on a drop-in basis, no registration or meditation experience necessary. We start with a short reading on meditation practice, followed by 30 minutes of silent sitting, and end with a brief discussion period.

Microsoft Excel VBA Function Programming: Betec010

Workshop | January 15 | 1:30-4 p.m. | 28 University Hall

 Keith Samsell

 Human Resources

"This course details the process by which custom, user-defined functions are created using the Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) programming language. Once defined, VBA functions may be used in Microsoft Excel to produce custom calculated outcomes that extend beyond the capabilities of the standard Excel function library.

Learning Objectives

* Understand the VBA Project hierarchy and...   More >

Thematic Seminar: Multimarginal optimal transport, density functional theory, and convex relaxation

Seminar | January 15 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Yuehaw Khoo, Stanford University

 Department of Mathematics

Density functional theory is an effective tool in solid state physics and quantum chemistry for electronic structure calculation. However, it has difficulties when dealing with strongly correlated systems. In this talk, we examine the regime where the electrons are strictly correlated. This gives rise to a multimarginal optimal transport problem, a direct extension of the optimal transport...   More >

Professional Program in Graphic Design

Information Session | January 15 | 6:30-8 p.m. | 506 UC Berkeley Extension (SF Campus at 160 Spear St.)

 UC Berkeley Extension

UC Berkeley Extension's Professional Program in Graphic Design offers a study of design principles and an appreciation of historical and current trends. Find out how you can learn from industry professionals to build a portfolio and advance in the field.

  Make reservations online or by calling 510-642-4111

MRED+D Admissions Webinar

Information Session | January 15 | 7-8 p.m. |  Online

 College of Environmental Design

MRED+D Admissions Webinar

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Early Garden Closure 2pm

Special Event | January 16 |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Due to weather, the Garden will be closed to the public at 2pm today. The Garden shop will close at 1:30pm.

Winter at the Hall

Special Event | December 21, 2018 – March 20, 2019 every day |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

This winter, visit the Hall for interactive exhibits, special hands-on activities, intriguing Planetarium shows, and more!

Towards a mathematical theory of development

Lecture | January 16 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | 4500 Berkeley Way West

 Geoffrey Schiebinger PhD

 Public Health, School of

In this talk we introduce a mathematical model to describe temporal processes like embryonic
development and cellular reprogramming. We consider stochastic processes in gene expression
space to represent developing populations of cells, and we use optimal transport to recover
the temporal couplings of the process. We apply these ideas to study 315,000 single-cell RNA-sequencing profiles...   More >

Artist’s Talk: Masako Miki

Film - Feature | January 16 | 12 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

In conjunction with her current MATRIX exhibition, Japan-born, Berkeley-based artist Masako Miki will talk about Shinto traditions in Japan, how they address questions of boundaries in life, and how these ideas have developed and manifested in her felt sculptures and installation work.

Neural circuit mechanisms underlying cognition in rats

Seminar | January 16 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center

 Carlos Brody, Howard Hughes Medical Institute & Princeton University

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

I will describe studies of the neural bases of cognitive processes. Rodents, mostly rats, are trained to perform behaviors that lend themselves to quantitative modeling that can help identify and assess specific cognitive processes, such as decision-making, short-term memory, planning, and executive control. With these well-quantified behaviors in hand, we then use electrophysiological...   More >

Everlasting Moments

Film - Feature | January 16 | 3:10 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Based on the life of Maria Larsson—wife, mother, and pioneering photographer—Everlasting Moments is a lovingly detailed portrait of a Finnish woman in early twentieth-century Sweden, a volatile place marked by war, temperance movements, and labor uprisings. Married to the erratic Sigfrid Larsson, alcoholic manual laborer and consummate charmer, Maria struggles to provide for her ever-expanding...   More >

San Francisco World History Reading Group: The Return by Hisham Matar

Meeting | January 16 | 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

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.

Professional Program in User Experience (UX) Design

Information Session | January 16 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | 506 UC Berkeley Extension (SF Campus at 160 Spear St.)

 UC Berkeley Extension

UC Berkeley Extension's Professional Program in User Experience Design gives you the training and knowledge you need to develop a portfolio to prepare to enter the field of UX design. Our instructors are experienced designers who bring real-world case studies and challenges to illuminate the theory behind UX. Find out how you can benefit from this curriculum and advance in the field.

 Free. Register online

Certificate Program in Personal Financial Planning Online Information Session

Information Session | January 16 | 7-8 p.m. |  Online

 UC Berkeley Extension

Discover how this certificate can help you change to become a personal financial adviser, understand personal financial planning concepts and techniques to better perform your current work, or prepare you to take the Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) certification examination.

  Register online

Workingman's Death

Film - Feature | January 16 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Michael Glawogger (who died in 2014) wondered if, in the digital age, heavy manual labor is disappearing, or maybe just becoming invisible. In this film the megadirector offers portraits of grueling work and fearless workers, allowing us to reimagine what work is and what survival means in the twenty-first century, when it’s every man for himself, and God has replaced the state. In illegal...   More >

Thursday, January 17, 2019

Winter at the Hall

Special Event | December 21, 2018 – March 20, 2019 every day |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

This winter, visit the Hall for interactive exhibits, special hands-on activities, intriguing Planetarium shows, and more!

EHS 201 Biosafety in Laboratories

Course | January 17 | 9:30-11:30 a.m. | 182 Dwinelle Hall | Note change in location

 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 >

Developmental lineage mapping by genomic barcoding in the mouse

Seminar | January 17 | 10-11 a.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Reza Kalhor, Wyss Institute Research Associate in Technology Development

 Bioengineering (BioE)

Cellular barcoding using nuclease-induced DNA mutations is an effective approach that is emerging for recording biological information, including developmental lineages. We introduce the homing CRISPR system as an effective means of generating DNA barcodes with a high and scalable diversity. We further describe the implementation of this system in a mouse model with multiple...   More >

Free Career Webinar: Informational Interviewing: Conversations for Exploring Your Future

Lecture | January 17 | 12-1 p.m. |  Online

 Terrie Moore, UC Berkeley Staff Career Development Program

 UC Berkeley Extension

Are you considering a career change? Would you like to advance into a new role or are you curious about bringing your skills to a new industry? Informational interviews can play a powerful part in your career development—throughout your career—if you know some basic best practices. They will make all the difference in making career connections that are effective and worthwhile for both...   More >

Certificate Program in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Online Information Session

Information Session | January 17 | 12-1 p.m. |  Online

 UC Berkeley Extension

Learn how UC Berkeley Extension’s professional certificate can prepare you for diverse job opportunities—in teaching, business, publishing, travel and more—both in the United States and around the world.

  Make reservations online

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 3 – December 29, 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 plants from around the world, learn about the vast diversity in the collection, and see what is currently in bloom. Meet at the Entry Plaza.

Free with Garden admission. Advanced registration not required

Harp of Burma

Film - Feature | January 17 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

A fatalistic elegy for the war dead, Harp of Burma links beauty with a sense of loss, and loss with salvation. Burma at the close of World War II is a no-man’s-land, a quiet emptiness where there used to be life. But the Himalayas still move villagers to dream and captured Japanese soldiers to sing in sweet harmony; Burma is still “Buddha’s country.” Mizushima, a harp-playing scout with the...   More >