<< Week of March 10 >>

Sunday, March 10, 2019

Through the Learner's Lens: A Student Learning Center Photo Contest

Miscellaneous | February 25 – March 22, 2019 every day |  César E. Chávez Student Center

 Student Learning Center

The UC Berkeley Student Learning Center is excited to invite submissions for our first ever photo contest! We’re calling on the creativity of our campus community to build a collection of images that showcase the diverse ways learning takes place in and through the Student Learning Center. We invite you to share moments in the learning process that excite you, challenge you, and encapsulate the...   More >

African Film Festival 2019

Film - Series | March 2 – May 10, 2019 every day |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

March 2–May 10, 2019

This year’s edition of the African Film Festival highlights the best of both new African cinema and films of the black diaspora. We pay tribute to the great director Bill Gunn—also an actor, playwright, and novelist—with new restorations of two genre-benders, his radical horror film Ganja & Hess and his “meta–soap opera” Personal Problems. The latter was conceived by...   More >

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!

Blockchain Unlocked Executive Academy

Course | March 8 – 10, 2019 every day | 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. |  Boalt Hall, School of Law

 Berkeley Law Executive Education, Berkeley Executive Education (powered by Haas School of Business)

Blockchain Unlocked is a three-day executive and certificate academy consisting of lectures, workshops, and guest presentations from the industry’s foremost educators and leaders.

Blockchain Unlocked is designed to train business leaders in blockchain technology and its many business applications. Participants will walk away with a foundational understanding of blockchain technology, a survey...   More >

Sunday Funday: Math All Around Us

Special Event | March 10 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

Math is everywhere we look—in architecture, clothing, science, art, nature, and so much more. Join us on Sunday, March 10, as we explore math concepts, such as symmetry and proportion, through hands-on activities in which visitors make art through math, find patterns in nature, and more.

Free for Members. Free with admission.

Exile Shanghai

Film - Documentary | March 10 | 12 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Fascinating and rich with wry humor, Exile Shanghai is an extraordinary cultural odyssey that affectionately conjures up the lost Jewish world of Shanghai. In the dark days of the 1930s, the Chinese metropolis was the last refuge for Europe’s persecuted Jews—a place that did not demand a visa. Those who managed to find refuge there brought with them the social and gastronomic delights of Vienna...   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

Guided Tours: Hans Hofmann

Tour/Open House | March 10 | 2 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Explore Hans Hofmann’s dynamic and influential work with guided tours on selected Wednesdays, Sundays, and Free First Thursdays.

Nicolas Hodges, piano; Jenny Koh, violin; and Anssi Karttunen, cello

Performing Arts - Music | March 10 | 3-5 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Nicolas Hodges, Jenny Koh, and Anssi Karttunen, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

Program:
Esa-Pekka Salonen/Lachen verlernt
Betsy Jolas/Femme le soir (United States Premiere)
Kaija Saariaho/Light and Matter
Betsy Jolas/TOI X 3 (United States Premiere)
Kaija Saariaho/Tocar
Magnus Lindberg/Piano Trio

$58 (prices subject to change)

  Tickets go on sale August 7. Buy tickets online or by calling 510-642-9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Pianist Nicolas Hodges, violinist Jenny Koh, and cellist Anssi Karttunen perform Sunday, March 10, 2019 in Hertz Hall.

Benefit Performances of "Our Monologues": 2019 The Nature of Power

Performing Arts - Theater | March 8 – 10, 2019 every day | 7 p.m. |  Wheeler Auditorium

 Gender Equity Resource Center

“Our Monologues” is a benefit production featuring the real stories of students at UC Berkeley. Our mission is to end gender-based violence and promote gender equity on our campus and in our world.

$12 general admission, $20 VIP (online only) includes front row seats, goodie bags, and special gifts from the show

 Please contact ourmonsucb@gmail.com for information about purchasing a subsidized ticket or group tickets. . Buy tickets online

Ganja and Hess

Film - Feature | March 10 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Center for African Studies

Though it was suppressed by the commercial system, this key film by Bill Gunn became an underground classic. Ishmael Reed called it “one of the most beautiful and unusual films ever produced in the United States.” Filmed on location in Gunn’s beloved Hudson River Valley, it is a vampire tale that seems at once ancient and modern—a clash of African mythology, Western art, and fundamentalist...   More >

Monday, March 11, 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!

African Film Festival 2019

Film - Series | March 2 – May 10, 2019 every day |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

March 2–May 10, 2019

This year’s edition of the African Film Festival highlights the best of both new African cinema and films of the black diaspora. We pay tribute to the great director Bill Gunn—also an actor, playwright, and novelist—with new restorations of two genre-benders, his radical horror film Ganja & Hess and his “meta–soap opera” Personal Problems. The latter was conceived by...   More >

Through the Learner's Lens: A Student Learning Center Photo Contest

Miscellaneous | February 25 – March 22, 2019 every day |  César E. Chávez Student Center

 Student Learning Center

The UC Berkeley Student Learning Center is excited to invite submissions for our first ever photo contest! We’re calling on the creativity of our campus community to build a collection of images that showcase the diverse ways learning takes place in and through the Student Learning Center. We invite you to share moments in the learning process that excite you, challenge you, and encapsulate the...   More >

Civil and Environmental Engineering Department Seminar: Uncertainties, Risk, and Learning in Future Infrastructure Systems

Seminar | March 11 | 10-11 a.m. | 542 Davis Hall

 Marco Broccardo

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

Engineers increasingly rely on computational models to predict adverse events that influence engineering systems and to make critical decisions that impact the safety and well-being of our society. Examples include but are not limited to the safety of structure and infrastructure systems subjected to natural and man-made hazards and the performance and resilience of such systems. Given such high...   More >

IB Finishing Talk: Regulation of the female reproductive system in comparative mammalian models

Seminar | March 11 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building

 Kate Wilsterman, UCB (Bentley Lab)

 Department of Integrative Biology

A bottleneck for visual word recognition in brain and behavior

Seminar | March 11 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 489 Minor Hall

 Dr. Alex White, PhD, University of Washington

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

In most environments, the visual system is confronted with many relevant objects simultaneously. That is especially true during reading. How many words on this page can you recognize at once? I will present behavioral evidence that a fundamental processing bottleneck prevents recognition of more than one word at a time. I will then present a neuroimaging study designed to identify the source of...   More >

Kinematics of Non-Spherical Particles Suspended in Turbulence at Inertial and Dissipation Scales: Fluids Seminar

Seminar | March 11 | 12-1 p.m. | 3110 Etcheverry Hall

 Professor Evan Variano, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of California, Berkeley

 Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME)

Natural particles suspended in water are often non-spherical. We explore the ways in which particle size and shape affect particle motion in homogeneous isotropic turbulent flow. Laboratory measurements and numerical simulations are used to explore the kinematics of particles. Particle shapes are idealized and motivated by open questions in environmental engineering, notably regarding plankton,...   More >

Combinatorics Seminar: Mobius Inversion as Duality for Hopf Monoids

Seminar | March 11 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Mario Sanchez, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

In this talk I will introduce an interesting connection between the theory of Hopf monoids in combinatorics and Mobius inversion. Roughly, a Hopf monoid is an algebraic abstraction of families of combinatorial objects which have an operation which combines objects and an operation which breaks objects apart. Like many algebraic structures, Hopf monoids have a nice notion of duality. We will show...   More >

The Development of Non-Symbolic Probability Judgments

Colloquium | March 11 | 12:10-1:15 p.m. | 1102 Berkeley Way West

 Shaun O'Grady, Department of Psychology

 Department of Psychology

What is the mental representation of probability and how does it develop? What role do education and experience play in understanding probability? In this talk I will present the results of several experiments investigating probability judgments in children and adults. In the first part of the discussion I will present data from 3 Experiments in which adult participants perform a ratio comparison...   More >

PERL Seminar: "Influence Activities and Bureaucratic Performance: "Experimental Evidence from China"

Seminar | March 11 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Shaoda Wang, UC Berkeley-ARE

 BCEP

Political Economy Research Lunch:PERL is an opportunity for PhD students to present work in progress and receive valuable feedback from faculty and peers.

Magnetic relaxation dynamics in dysprosium complexes

Seminar | March 11 | 1-2 p.m. | 775B Tan Hall

 Dr. Nicholas Chilton, University of Manchester

 College of Chemistry

Following our discovery of the first dysprosium metallocenium cation, [Dy(Cpttt)2][B(C6F5)4], which is the vanguard of the new generation of high-temperature single-molecule magnets, we have been investigating the magnetic relaxation dynamics of various dysprosium-based single-molecule magnets (SMMs) by experimental and theoretical techniques. Here we present our recent results in unravelling the...   More >

Redemption Blues: Film Screening and Director Q&A

Film - Documentary | March 11 | 1:30-3:30 p.m. |  Fromm Institute Auditorium - University of San Francisco

 660 Parker Street, San Francisco, CA 94117

 Peter Stastny

 Institute of European Studies, Austrian Studies Program, Fromm Institute - University of San Francisco

"Redemption Blues" is a documentary about the legacy of the Holocaust and the insights of some of its last survivors. The film begins where conventional Shoah narratives leave off and traces a path forward, through personal and emotional engagement towards hope. The film will be introduced by filmmaker Peter Stastny, who will participate in a discussion and Q&A following the screening.

How to Prepare Human Subjects Protocols for Your Research Projects

Workshop | March 11 | 2-3 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Emily Remirez, UC Berkeley Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

 UC Berkeley Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

If you missed the workshop given by the staff of the Office for the Protection of Human Subjects, or even if you were there, you may want to attend one of these workshops given by me -- Emily Remirez, Social Sciences and Humanities SURF Advisor. Note that they are timed to be very shortly after SURF and Haas Scholars human subjects selection, respectively.

I will go through, step by step, the...   More >

Seminar 211, Economic History: Instructor Gender Stereotypes and Student Major Selection

Seminar | March 11 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Zach Bleemer, UC Berkeley

 Department of Economics

String-Math Seminar: HOMFLY-PT link homology from a stack of D2-branes.

Seminar | March 11 | 2-3 p.m. | 402 LeConte Hall

 Lev Rozansky, University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill)

 Department of Mathematics

This is a joint work with A. Oblomkov exploring the relation between the HOMFLY-PT link homology and coherent sheaves over the Hilbert scheme of points on \(\mathbb C^2\).

We consider a special object in the 2-category related to the Hilbert scheme of n points on \(\mathbb C^2\). We define a homomorphism from the braid group on n strands to the monoidal category of endomorphisms of this object....   More >

Workspace for Working on Your Human Subjects Protocol

Workshop | March 11 | 3-5 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Emily Remirez, UC Berkeley Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

 UC Berkeley Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

Come work on your human subjects protocol in a space where others are doing the same, and one representative of the Haas Scholars or SURF program will be present to answer questions and guide you.

Arithmetic Geometry and Number Theory RTG Seminar: Remarks on the cotangent complex and the Nygaard filtration

Seminar | March 11 | 3-5 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Luc Illusie, Université Paris-Sud

 Department of Mathematics

(1) De Rham-Witt: review and prospects. (2) Remarks on the cotangent complex and the Nygaard filtration. I'll discuss some well known relations between the cotangent complex, liftings mod $p^2$, and the de Rham-Witt complex.

Information-theoretic Privacy: Leakage measures, robust privacy guarantees, and generative adversarial mechanism design: BLISS Seminar

Seminar | March 11 | 3-4 p.m. | 540 Cory Hall

 Lalitha Sankar, Arizona State Univ.

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Privacy is the problem of ensuring limited leakage of information about sensitive features while sharing information (utility) about non-private features to legitimate data users. Even as differential privacy has emerged as a strong desideratum for privacy, there is also an equally strong need for context-aware utility-guaranteeing approaches in most data sharing settings. This talk approaches...   More >

Differential Geometry Seminar: Kähler-Ricci solitons

Seminar | March 11 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Ronan Conlon, Florida International University

 Department of Mathematics

I will describe some results concerning Kähler-Ricci solitons. This is joint work with Alix Deruelle and Song Sun.

Aging, Memory and Alzheimer’s disease

Colloquium | March 11 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 1104 Berkeley Way West

 William Jagust, Psychology

 Department of Psychology

It has long been known that older individuals often experience decline in their episodic memory abilities. Within the past decade, new approaches have revealed the frequent presence of the aggregated proteins beta-amyloid and tau in the brains of cognitively normal older people. These proteins are also associated with Alzheimer’s disease. By imaging these proteins in normal older people, and...   More >

Alper Atamturk – Sparse Estimation: Closing the Gap Between L0 and L1 Models

Seminar | March 11 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 1174 Etcheverry Hall

 Alper Atamturk, University of California, Berkeley

 Industrial Engineering & Operations Research

Sparse statistical estimators are increasingly prevalent due to their ease of interpretability and superior out-of-sample performance. However, sparse estimation problems with an L0 constraint, restricting the support of the estimators, are challenging (typically NP-hard, but not always) non-convex optimization problems. Consequently, academicians and practitioners commonly turn to convex L1...   More >

Navigated Learning: A "GPS for Learning"

Colloquium | March 11 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Berkeley Way West, Room 1215, 2121 Berkeley Way, Berkeley, CA 94720

 Dr. Prasad Ram, Gooru

 Graduate School of Education

Dr. Prasad "Pram" Ram, a former Google Maps engineer, will present how the navigation model—where we locate a user, generate a route to their destination, and reroute them until they arrive—is appropriate for learning; we call that model Navigated Learning. Gooru has developed a Learning Navigator that complements classroom instructions and personalizes learning pathway for every students. Pram...   More >

MBTG Seminar: "Mechanism of ER-associated protein degradation (ERAD)"

Seminar | March 11 | 4-5 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Tom Rapoport, Harvard Medical School

 College of Chemistry

Design Field Notes: Caricia Catalani

Lecture | March 11 | 4-5 p.m. | 220 Jacobs Hall

 Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation

Dr. Caricia Catalani is a Director of Design for Health and Design Research at IDEO Palo Alto. Caricia’s passion for design and research science drives impactful ways to improve health and human rights around the world.

At IDEO, Caricia combines human-centered design and qualitative and quantitative research methods to build high-impact innovations in health. Caricia’s work at IDEO is focused...   More >

Seminar 271, Development: "Welfare effects of unconditional cash transfers: Experimental evidence from Kenya"

Seminar | March 11 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Ted Miguel, University of California - Berkeley

 Department of Economics

Seminar 208, Microeconomic Theory: The Comparative Statics of Sorting

Seminar | March 11 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. |  Evans Hall

 Lones Smith, University of Wisconsin

 Department of Economics

Eric Karpeles in Conversation with Robert Hass: Józef Czapski: A Good Man in Bad Times

Special Event | March 11 | 5 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens

 Townsend Center for the Humanities

Eric Karpeles, author of Almost Nothing: The 20th-Century Art and Life of Józef Czapski, is a Fellow of the Czesław Miłosz Institute at Claremont-McKenna College. Karpeles has received wide acclaim for bringing public attention to Józef Czapski, a figure who was deeply engaged in the fight against totalitarianism while cultivating a nearly monastic practice as a painter. Karpeles is the...   More >

Leading with Creative Confidence: Tom Kelley in Conversation with Rich Lyons

Panel Discussion | March 11 | 6:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Tom Kelley, partner at IDEO, one of the world’s foremost design and consulting firms, discusses applying creative skills to leading successful teams in business, the classroom, and academic projects. In conversation with Rich Lyons, former dean of the Haas School of Business, Kelley leads the audience through productive thinking about how to establish creative confidence—underscoring the extreme...   More >

Leading with Creative Confidence: Tom Kelley of IDEO in Conversation with Rich Lyons

Lecture | March 11 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Osher Theater

 Tom Kelley; Rich Lyons

 Arts + Design, Haas School of Business, Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation

Tom Kelley is a Partner at IDEO, and Chairman of the Tokyo-based venture capital firm D4V (Design for Ventures). He is also the author of three successful books including The Art of Innovation and the New York Times bestseller Creative Confidence, which he wrote with his brother, IDEO founder David Kelley. As a leading speaker, Tom has addressed business audiences in more than thirty countries on...   More >

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Through the Learner's Lens: A Student Learning Center Photo Contest

Miscellaneous | February 25 – March 22, 2019 every day |  César E. Chávez Student Center

 Student Learning Center

The UC Berkeley Student Learning Center is excited to invite submissions for our first ever photo contest! We’re calling on the creativity of our campus community to build a collection of images that showcase the diverse ways learning takes place in and through the Student Learning Center. We invite you to share moments in the learning process that excite you, challenge you, and encapsulate the...   More >

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!

African Film Festival 2019

Film - Series | March 2 – May 10, 2019 every day |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

March 2–May 10, 2019

This year’s edition of the African Film Festival highlights the best of both new African cinema and films of the black diaspora. We pay tribute to the great director Bill Gunn—also an actor, playwright, and novelist—with new restorations of two genre-benders, his radical horror film Ganja & Hess and his “meta–soap opera” Personal Problems. The latter was conceived by...   More >

March Open Berkeley Site Builder Training

Workshop | March 12 | 9:30-11:30 a.m. | 104A Banway Building

 2111 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94720

 Information Services and Technology (IST)

Open Berkeley Site Builder Training sessions cover the fundamentals of the Open Berkeley turnkey website solution.

Seminar 217, Risk Management: Financial Frictions, Foreign Currency Borrowing, and Systemic Risk

Seminar | March 12 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Speakers: Robert Marquez, UC Davis

 Consortium for Data Analytics in Risk

We present a novel explanation for the prevalence of foreign-currency borrowing in emerging markets. First, under limited liability, foreign-currency denominated debt acts as a state-contingent claim: Borrowers maximizing profits in local currency are partly shielded from large devaluations through bankruptcy, when repaying foreign currency debt is expensive, but pay higher rates in...   More >

Novel Ultrafast Laser Sensors for Chemical Imaging

Seminar | March 12 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 3110 Etcheverry Hall

 Dr. Vassilia Zorba, Group Leader, Laser Technologies Group, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab

 Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME)

Next-generation sensors able to reveal the chemical makeup of any material with high sensitivity are critical in elucidating the inner workings and properties of advanced devices and systems. Research in this area is driven by applications in the fields of batteries, solar cells, advanced manufacturing, biology, and nuclear security. Direct chemical imaging in these application systems provides...   More >

Travel and Visa Renewal: What to Expect

Information Session | March 12 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Online Webinar

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Learn about what to expect when traveling abroad and re-entering the U.S. Topics include: Is it OK to travel internationally right now? What are the risks involved with travelling? When a visa stamp is needed (and when it is not), documents you need to apply for a visa, the visa application process and timelines, Security Clearances, and travel to Canada and Mexico. A Question and Answer period...   More >

Chemical Biology Approaches for Interrogating the Contributions of Altered Circadian Rhythms and Macrophages to Cancer Aggression

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

 Michelle Farkas, Department of Chemistry, University of Massachusetts Amherst

 College of Chemistry

Research in the Farkas group involves the development and use of molecular tools in order to study, image, and treat cancer subtypes. Significant advances have been made in understanding and treating cancer, however, there remain many unknowns, especially in the arena of how and why particular diseases become aggressive and metastasize. We are specifically interested in the roles that...   More >

PLANTS + PEOPLE Lunchtime Lectures : Among the Marshes: The Tebtunis Papyri at The Bancroft Library

Lecture | March 12 | 12-1 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

The ancient Egyptian site of Tebtunis lies at the southern edge of the Fayum depression, a fertile region in the western desert fed by a branch of the Nile. Today, as in antiquity, this area was exploited for its rich agricultural production, which led to the establishment of new settlements by the Ptolemaic kings around the 4th century BCE. In her talk, Emily Cole will provide a glimpse into...   More >

Free for Members or with Garden Admission; Free for UC Berkeley Students, Staff and Faculty

  Register online

New Approaches to the Prague Spring

Lecture | March 12 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Timothy Scott Brown, Northeastern University, Boston

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

The Prague Spring, a movement of reform Communism instituted in Czechoslovakia under Alexander Dubcek in early 1968 and crushed by Soviet force of arms in August of the same year, has been interpreted overwhelmingly according to a liberal narrative ending in the “Velvet Revolution” of 1989. To be sure, the relevance of the experiment in “Socialism with a Human Face” for the Europe-wide uprisings...   More >

Timothy Scott Brown

Student Faculty Macro Lunch - "Liquidity Sentiments"

Presentation | March 12 | 12-1 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Brett Green, Associate Professor, Haas School of Business

 Clausen Center

This workshop consists of one-hour informal presentations on topics related to macroeconomics and international finance, broadly defined. The presenters are UC Berkeley PhD students, faculty, and visitors.
** MUST RSVP**

  RSVP by emailing jgmendoza@berkeley.edu by March 8.

View from the Top: Gary Dickerson: Navigating the Perfect Storm: A New Semiconductor Playbook for the AI Era

Lecture | March 12 | 12-1 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium, 3rd floor

 Gary Dickerson, President and CEO, Applied Materials

 College of Engineering

The pace of change is accelerating with technology promising an ever-brighter future. Artificial intelligence and big data will touch many areas of our lives, transforming industries and the global economy. To unlock the full potential of AI and Big Data, we need a new industry playbook for semiconductor design and manufacturing.

Positive Technology Habits to Balance Your Health and Wellness (BEUHS410)

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

 Greg Ryan, Ergonomics@Work

 Be Well at Work - Ergonimics

Learn how to set up your mobile/office workstation safely and explore methods for practicing self-care in our fast paced world. Content will include beneficial movement options while working, safe habits with all your 'devices', recommendations for 'break time', and mindfulness and breathing exercises. Resources available on and off campus will be shared.

  Register online

Be Well at Work: Positive Technology Habits to Balance Your Health and Wellness

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

 Greg Ryan

 Human Resources

Learn how to set up your mobile/office workstation safely and explore methods for practicing self-care in our fast paced world. Content will include beneficial movement options while working, safe habits with all your 'devices', recommendations for 'break time', and mindfulness and breathing exercises. Resources available on and off campus will be shared.

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.

IB Seminar: To Feed or To Fight: Nectarivory Energetics and Animal Weapons

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

 Alejandro Rico-Guevara, University of California, Berkeley

 Department of Integrative Biology

Emma Chubb | “Measured and Discrete: Artist-Architect Collaborations in Morocco"

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

 Emma Chubb, Smith College

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

During the period of repression and emigration known as the Years of Lead, the Faraoui and de Mazières architecture firm in Rabat commissioned site-specific artworks for building projects across Morocco. Called “integrations” by the architects and praised by the art critic Toni Maraini as “measured and discrete,” the commissions included works by Farid Belkahia, Mohammed Chebaa, and Mohammed...   More >

290B Space Physics Seminar: THEMIS and MMS observations of the effects of multiple X-line magnetic reconnection

Seminar | March 12 | 1-2:10 p.m. | LeConte Hall, 325 Old

 Marit Øieroset, Space Sciences Laboratory, University of California Berkeley

 Space Sciences Laboratory (SSL)

I will present THEMIS and Magnetospheric MultiScale (MMS) observations of converging plasma jets from two reconnection X-lines at the Earth’s magnetopause. While two X-lines are often thought to form magnetic flux ropes, the magnetic field topology indicates that in these events the two X-lines produced tangled-up, interlinked magnetic flux tubes. At the interface of the converging jets a thin...   More >

EHS 201 Biosafety in Laboratories

Course | March 12 | 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 >

Seminar 237/281: Macro/International Seminar - "Dollar Safety and the Global Financial Cycle"

Seminar | March 12 | 2-4 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Arvind Krishnamurthy, Professor of Finance, Stanford University

 Department of Economics

TBA

  RSVP by emailing Joseph G. Mendoza at jgmendoza@berkeley.edu

How we fight surveillance capitalism

Workshop | March 12 | 2:40-4:30 p.m. | 202 South Hall

 Shoshana Zuboff, Harvard Business School

 Information, School of

In her new book, Professor Shoshana Zuboff explains how the transition to information-intensive business models has given rise to Surveillance Capitalism, a system “that threatens the existential and political canon of the modern liberal order defined by principles of self-determination that have been centuries, even millennia, in the making…[including]…the sanctity of the individual and the...   More >

How We Fight Surveillance Capitalism

Special Event | March 12 | 2:40-4:30 p.m. | 202 South Hall

 Shoshana Zuboff

 Information, School of

Workshop with Professor Shoshana Zuboff

Librarian Office Hours at the SPH DREAM Office

Miscellaneous | February 5 – April 30, 2019 every Tuesday with exceptions | 3-5 p.m. | Berkeley Way West, 2220 (DREAM Office)

 Debbie Jan

 Library

Drop by during office hours if you need help with your literature reviews; setting up searches in PubMed, Embase, and other databases; using EndNote, RefWorks, or other citation management software; finding statistics or data; and answering any other questions you may have.

3-Manifold Seminar: Seiberg-Witten Invariants and Hyperbolic Manifolds

Seminar | March 12 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

 Yue Zhang, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

We’ll introduce some preliminaries such as Hodge theory and spin structure for Seiberg-Witten invariants on 4-manifolds. Then a nice nonlinear PDE on the spin bundle of 4-manifolds will give rise to a moduli space related to Seiberg-Witten invariants. We will also discuss some related results of hyperbolic manifolds.

Student Harmonic Analysis and PDE Seminar (HADES): Global Solutions of Quasilinear Wave Equations

Seminar | March 12 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Dongxiao Yu, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

In this talk, I will present a proof of global existence of solutions to certain quasilinear wave equations in three space dimensions with small initial data. The talk is based on a paper by Hans Lindblad published in 2008.

When Did Black Americans Lose their Indigeneity?: Antiblackness, Indigenous Erasure, and the Future of Black-Indigenous Relations on Turtle Island

Colloquium | March 12 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 2538 Channing (Inst. for the Study of Societal Issues), Wildavsky Conference Room

 Kyle T. Mays, Assistant Professor, Department of African American Studies & the American Indian Studies Center, UCLA

 Institute for the Study of Societal Issues, Joseph Myers Center for Research on Native American Issues, Center for Research on Social Change, American Indian Graduate Student Association, American Indian Graduate Program, Native American Studies, Native American Student Development

This talk will analyze moments of solidarity between Black and Indigenous peoples throughout U.S. history. It will also argue for a new way of thinking and talking about people of African descent on Turtle Island, and how this might look going forward.

William Main Seminar: Chief of CAL FIRE, Thom Porter

Seminar | March 12 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center

 Thom Porter, CAL FIRE

 College of Natural Resources

Chief of CAL FIRE, Thom Porter will present for the William Main Seminar. His presentation will reflect upon the 2018 fire season, sharing a general overview of the 2018 season, highlighting the many record breaking fires characterizing this season, examining the challenges faced by CAL FIRE in 2018 and discussing the recovery efforts underway now that fire season is over.

Chief Porter's talk...   More >

Made to Order: Verifying Correctness and Security of Hardware through Event Orderings

Seminar | March 12 | 4-5 p.m. | 310 Sutardja Dai Hall

 Caroline Trippel, Ph.D. Candidate, Princeton University

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

My work combines hardware architecture and systems approaches with formal methods to support the specification, analysis, and verification of implementation-aware event ordering scenarios. In this talk, I will present two formal, early-stage verification tools and techniques rooted in this approach.

Quantum Diamond Sensors

Seminar | March 12 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Ronald Walsworth, Department of Physics, Harvard University

 College of Chemistry

In recent years, optically probed nitrogen–vacancy (NV) quantum defects in diamond have become a leading modality for magnetic, electrical, and temperature sensing at short length scales (nanometers to millimeters) under ambient conditions. This technology has wide-ranging application across the physical and life sciences — from NMR spectroscopy at the scale of individual cells to improved...   More >

Dockworker Power: Race and Activism in Durban and the San Francisco Bay Area

Presentation | March 12 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Dr. Peter Cole

 American Cultures

Dr. Peter Cole discusses his highly anticipated book - Dockworker Power. Often missed in commentary on today's globalizing economy, workers in the world’s ports can harness their role, at a strategic choke point, to promote their labor rights and social justice causes. Cole brings such overlooked experiences to light in an eye-opening comparative study of Durban, South Africa, and the San...   More >

Chern Lectures: The (in)compatibility of 3 and 5 dimensional Heisenberg geometry with Lebesgue spaces

Lecture | March 12 | 4:10-5 p.m. | Simons Institute, Auditorium,

 Assaf Naor, Princeton University

 Department of Mathematics

We will discuss the longstanding bi-Lipschitz embedding problem in $\mathbb R^k$, and how over the years it became intertwined with the embeddability properties of the Heisenberg groups into $L_p(\mu )$ spaces. We will explain a recent completion of this project, which exhibits unexpected twists, decisive applications to longstanding open questions in algorithms and metric geometry, and...   More >

Splunk Tech Talk and Demo Session

Information Session | March 12 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Splunk was founded to pursue a disruptive new vision: make machine data accessible, usable and valuable to everyone. By monitoring and analyzing everything from customer clickstreams and transactions to network activity and call records—and more—Splunk turns machine data into valuable insights no matter what business you're in. It's what we call operational intelligence. Splunk is growing rapidly...   More >

Mosse Lecture: Ulrike Ottinger

Lecture | March 12 | 6:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Filmmaker in residence Ulrike Ottinger presents an illustrated lecture discussing her approach to the visual design of her films, as well as her research methods for a nonfiction film project like Chamisso’s Shadow.

Vision+Light: A Conversation with Paul Alivisatos and Kate Nichols

Presentation | March 12 | 6:30-8 p.m. | 120 Kroeber Hall

 Paul Alivasatos, Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost & Professor, Nanoscience & Nanotechnology; Kate Nichols, Artist

 Science@Cal

How can artists and scientists work together to create innovative new work?

Bay Area artist Kate Nichols synthesizes nanoparticles to mimic structurally colored animals, grows artificial skin from microorganisms, and makes her own paints, following fifteenth-century recipes. The long tradition of painters as material innovators inspired Nichols to become the first artist-in-residence in the...   More >

That We May See in a Chamber Things That Are Not 2. Silver nanoparticles on glass.

BAMPFA: Mosse Lecture: Ulrike Ottinger: Filmmaker in residence Ulrike Ottinger presents an illustrated lecture discussing her approach to the visual design of her films, as well as her research methods for a nonfiction film project like Chamisso’s Shadow.

Presentation | March 12 | 6:30 p.m. |  BAMPFA

 2155 Center Street, Berkeley, CA 94720

 Department of German

Ottinger is a multimedia artist, one of the pioneers of exuberant queer cinema, and a master of mesmerizing travel documentaries that creatively combine ethnography and landscape photography with archival materials and theatrical elements. The Department of German partnered with the Pacific Film Archive in realizing this artist residency, so we can see a full series of her earlier and more recent...   More >

Life and Career of Aaron Green

Lecture | March 12 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Wurster Hall, Wurster Gallery, Room 121

 Allan Wright Green; Jan Novie

 Environmental Design Archives

Join us for our third Gallery Talk this academic year with Allan Wright Green and Jan Novie!

Tuesday, March 12, 2019
Wurster Gallery, Room 121

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

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

Suggested $10 donation for those outside UC Berkeley

Daily Life in the Abyss: Genocide Diaries, 1915-1918

Lecture | March 12 | 7-8:30 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 Vahe Tachjian, Chief Editor of the Berlin-based Houshamdyan website, Houshamdyan

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

In 1915, two Armenian families (the Bogharians and the Tavukjians) were deported from Ayntab (in the Ottoman Empire), together with many other Armenian inhabitants of the town. They were forcibly resettled, first in Hama and then in the nearby town of Salamiyya (today in Syria). Two diaries written by members of these families have come down to us: one by Father Nerses Tavukjian, the other by...   More >

James Ilgenfritz with Guests: Thomas Buckner and Soo Yeon Lyuh

Performing Arts - Music | March 12 | 8-10 p.m. |  McEnerney Hall (1750 Arch St.)

 Center for New Music and Audio Technologies (CNMAT)

The CNMAT Users Group presents:

James Ilgenfritz (composer, bassist and improviser) and Friends

$10 General, $5 Students and seniors