<< Week of September 21 >>

Sunday, September 15, 2019

Artificial Intelligence Unlocked

Deadline | September 13 – 15, 2019 every day | 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. |  Boalt Hall, School of Law

 Berkeley Law Executive Education, Berkeley Center for Law and Technology

Artificial Intelligence (AI) Unlocked is a three-day executive academy consisting of lectures, panel discussions, and guest presentations from the industry’s foremost educators and leaders. The program is presented by Berkeley Law Executive Education and the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology.

Join us and earn a certificate in AI from UC Berkeley!

Monday, September 16, 2019

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research and Finding a Mentor Workshop

Workshop | September 16 | 11 a.m.-12 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 strategies for connecting with faculty members who can guide you.

Deep Learning Methodologies and Tools for Scientific Problems: Berkeley Fluids Seminar

Seminar | September 16 | 12-1 p.m. | 3110 Etcheverry Hall

 Chiyu “Max” Jiang, Ph.D. Student, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of California, Berkeley

 Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME)

Abstract: Modern tools in machine learning and deep learning can offer new insights to old problems, both on the methodological side as well as on the technical side. The first half of this talk will present an overview of tools and subfields in geo¬metric deep learning that are particularly relevant and applicable to physical problems, (e.g., learning on regular grids, meshes/graphs and point...   More >

Combinatorics Seminar: Logarithmic concavity for morphisms of matroids

Seminar | September 16 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Christopher Eur, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Morphisms of matroids are combinatorial abstractions of linear maps and graph homomorphisms. We introduce the notion of basis for morphisms of matroids, and show that its generating function is strongly log-concave. As a consequence, we obtain a generalization of Mason's conjecture on the f-vectors of independent subsets of matroids to arbitrary morphisms of matroids. To establish this, we define...   More >

PERL Seminar: “Productivity, Pay, and Sectoral Choice: The Labor Market of School Principals”

Seminar | September 16 | 12:40-1:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Pablo Muñoz

 Department of Economics

ERL is an opportunity for PhD students to present work in progress and receive valuable feedback from faculty and peers.

Introduction to Crowdsourcing in Research: Overview of Processes and Discussion on Benefits and Concerns

Workshop | September 16 | 1-3 p.m. | Barrows Hall, Room 371

 Kate Beck, Progam Lead, UC Berkeley SafeTREC

 Safe Transportation Research & Education Center

Crowdsourcing is a method increasingly used in qualitative, quantitative, and mixed-methods research. However, many researchers remain unclear about what this method is, when it may be appropriate to use, and how it could be implemented. Please join Kate Beck, Program Lead at UC Berkeley's Safe Transportation Research and Education Center (SafeTREC), to learn more about this research...   More >

Contemplating Gratitude: Photography Workshop

Workshop | September 16 | 1-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

When we observe Nature through the lens of ecology, we see the exquisite interconnectedness of all life. In this contemplative photography workshop, we will devote our attention to connectedness and interconnectedness, using the camera as a tool for meditation and the garden as our muse.

Any and all equipment are invited, including DSLRs, mobile phones, point-and-shoot, polaroid, and pinhole...   More >

$80, $75 members (Price is for each individual workshop)

  Register online or by calling 5106649841, or by emailing gardenprograms@berkeley.edu

Seminar 211, Economic History: Intergenerational Mobility of Immigrants in the US over Two Centuries

Seminar | September 16 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Ran Abramitzky, Stanford University

 Department of Economics

String-Math Seminar: A taste of microlocal Hodge theory

Seminar | September 16 | 2-3 p.m. | 402 LeConte Hall

 Michael McBreen, University of Toronto

 Department of Mathematics

The nonabelian Hodge correspondence gives a diffeomorphism between the moduli of flat connections and the moduli of higgs bundles on a smooth Riemann surface. The two moduli, however, are completely different as algebraic varieties. Thus natural structures on one side of the correspondence, such as Hitchin's integrable system, become rather mysterious on the other side.

I will discuss joint work...   More >

Probabilistic Operator Algebra Seminar: Triangular Transport for Free Gibbs Laws from Convex Potentials

Seminar | September 16 | 3-5 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

 David Andrew Jekel, UCLA

 Department of Mathematics

We study tuples $(X_1,\dots ,X_m)$ of self-adjoint operators in a tracial $W^*$-algebra whose non-commutative distribution is free the Gibbs law for a (sufficiently regular) convex potential $V$. Such tuples model the large $N$ behavior of random matrices $(X_1^{(N)}.\dots ,X_m^{(N)}$ chosen according to the measure $e^{-N^2 V(x)}\,dx$ on $M_N( \mathbb C)_{sa}^m$. Previous work showed that...   More >

Differential Geometry Seminar: Semi-local simple connectedness of non-collapsing Ricci limit spaces

Seminar | September 16 | 3-4 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Jiayin Pan, UCSB

 Department of Mathematics

We prove that any non-collapsing Ricci limit space is semi-locally simply connected. This is joint work with Guofang Wei.

Arithmetic Geometry and Number Theory RTG Seminar: Distributions of unramified extensions of global fields

Seminar | September 16 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall | Note change in location

 Melanie Matchett Wood, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

We give conjectures on the distribution of the Galois groups of the maximal unramified extensions of Galois Γ-number fields or function fields for any finite group Γ (for the part of the Galois group prime to the order of Γ and the order of roots of unity in the base field). We explain some results about these Galois groups that motivate us to build certain random groups whose distributions...   More >

Emergent Dynamic Structures in Everyday Life: Contexts for Situated Action

Colloquium | September 16 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Berkeley Way West, Room 1102, Berkeley Way West (2121 Berkeley Way, Berkeley, CA 94720)

 Harry Heft, Denison University

 Graduate School of Education

From the perspective of ecological psychology, perception–action processes are coupled to relational environmental structures at the level of affordances and dialogical exchanges. Less often realized is that they are also embedded within identifiable higher-order, dynamic, eco-psychological structures that emerge from joint action among individuals in the course of daily life. These dynamic,...   More >

Harry Heft

Chemical Proteomic Platforms to Expose and Exploit Novel Metabolic Signals in Disease

Seminar | September 16 | 4-5 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Raymond Moellering, The University of Chicago

 College of Chemistry

Biological systems are inherently and profoundly heterogeneous, both at the molecular level (e.g. encoded proteins existing in distinct posttranslational modification states) and the cellular level (e.g. organization of biomolecules to distinct regions of a cell or distinct cells within a tissue). Therefore, in order to understand information flow under basal or diseased states we must be able to...   More >

Analysis and PDE Seminar: On the Cauchy problem for the Hall-magnetohydrodynamics equations

Seminar | September 16 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Sung-Jin Oh, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

In this talk, I will describe a recent series of work with I.-J. Jeong on the Cauchy problem for the Hall-MHD equation without resistivity. This PDE, first investigated by the applied mathematician M. J. Lighthill, is a one-fluid description of magnetized plasmas with a quadratic second-order correction term (Hall current term), which takes into account the motion of electrons relative to...   More >

Seminar 208, Microeconomic Theory (Practice Job Talk): "Constrained Allocation Mechanisms"

Seminar | September 16 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Joseph Root, UC Berkeley

 Department of Economics

Supersymmetry and Dark Matter: From the Weak Scale to the Planck Scale

Colloquium | September 16 | 4:15-5:15 p.m. | LeConte Hall, 1 LeConte

 Dr. Keith Olive, University of Minnesota

 Department of Physics

While supersymmetry remains an interesting and important extension of the Standard Model of particle interactions, it experimental verification remains elusive. There are many motivations for supersymmetry, many of which center on the notion of Grand Unification. However, motivations for supersymmetry do not necessarily point to weak scale supersymmetry. I will review the prospects for weak scale...   More >

Entrepreneurial Leadership: From Scientist to CEO: SLAM Seminar Series

Seminar | September 16 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Arman Zand, Head of Finance, Farmstead

 QB3 - California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences

Graduate school is a great place to gain scientific and research expertise – but that’s hardly the only thing you’ll need in your future as a Ph.D. Are you ready to lead a group? Manage your coworkers? Mentor budding scientists?

To address the many interpersonal issues that arise in a scientific workplace, graduate students from Chemistry, Physics, and Molecular & Cell Biology founded SLAM:...   More >

The 2nd Amendment: American Society's Interpretation Across Time: A panel discussion in Honor of Constitution Day

Presentation | September 16 | 6-7:30 p.m. |  Free Speech Movement Cafe (Moffitt Library)


Campus experts discuss The Second Amendment of the United States Constitution and debate the current issues from legal, historical, and political science perspectives.

Patrick Martinez: Excavations of Recent History

Presentation | September 16 | 6:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Patrick Martinez is a multidisciplinary artist who creates works that act as excavations of language, belonging, and the visual-cultural systems of the city of Los Angeles, in order to create dialogues concerning the ongoing residue of gentrification. Throughout his practice, he uses materials and modes of address recognizable within neighborhoods that face the threat of removal and erasure—neon...   More >

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

BPM 210 Building Trust

Workshop | September 17 | 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | #24 University Hall

 Human Resources

This workshop is for UC Berkeley Staff. The content provides a common language and framework, focused on the specific behaviors that build trust.

  Register online

ART Summit 2019: Disrupting Neurodegenerative Diseases

Conference/Symposium | September 17 | 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Pauley Ballroom

 Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)

The theme for the 2019 ART Summit focuses on Disrupting Neurodegenerative Diseases.

Why should you come to the ART Summit?
Learning: Come to learn about emerging research and technologies focused on aging.
Professional Development and Collaboration: Mingle to share knowledge with our attendees and poster presenters, exhibitors, and speakers.

If you want to be up to date with all...   More >

  Buy tickets online

Development and Applications of New Synthetic Strategies for Polymer Science

Seminar | September 17 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Brett Fors, Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology, Cornell University

 College of Chemistry

Synthetic polymers are significant importance in all aspects of modern life, and during the last few decades, these materials have facilitated major societal advances. Innovative polymeric materials have the potential to address humankind’s next grand scientific and technological challenges; however, taking advantage of the opportunities presented by these materials requires new methods for...   More >

Seminar 217, Risk Management: Characteristics of Mutual Fund Portfolios: Where Are the Value Funds?

Seminar | September 17 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Speaker: Martin Lettau, UC Berkeley

 Consortium for Data Analytics in Risk

ABSTRACT: This paper provides a comprehensive analysis of portfolios of active mutual funds, ETFs and hedge funds through the lens of risk (anomaly) factors. We show that that these funds do not systematically tilt their portfolios towards profitable factors, such as high book-to-market (BM) ratios, high momentum, small size, high profitability and low investment growth. Strikingly, there are...   More >

SPH Fall 2019 Brown Bag Series: Breast Cancer Gone Viral? Bovine leukemia virus emerging as a probable cause of human breast cancer

Seminar | September 17 | 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 5101 Berkeley Way West

 Trudy Buehring, Professor of the Graduate School, School of Public Health

 Public Health, School of

Dr. Buehring will discuss the application of the Bradford-Hill causation criteria to help solve a long-term mystery and plan better strategies for primary prevention of breast cancer and perhaps other cancers. Dr. Buehring has been a cancer researcher on the School of Public Health faculty for 35 years.

Student Faculty Macro Lunch -

Presentation | September 17 | 12-1 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall | Note change in location

 Greg Kaplan, University of Chicago

 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.

  RSVP online by September 13.

Colloquium: Hildebrand Scholars Roundtable

Colloquium | September 17 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Erika Brown, Edward E. Hildebrand Research Fellow

 Jae Yeon Kim, Edward E. Hildebrand Research Fellow

 Canadian Studies Program (CAN))

Colloquium: Hildebrand Scholars Roundtable
Berkeley Graduate Students present and discuss their research on Canadian topics. Lunch provided.

Fall 2019 Health Services Research Colloquium: Sept. 17: Maya Rossin-Slater

Colloquium | September 17 | 12:40-2 p.m. | 1205 Berkeley Way West

 Maya Rossin-Slater, PhD, Stanford University

 Health Policy and Management

Dr. Maya Rossin-Slater, Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Research and Policy at Stanford University, will present "When Dad Can Stay Home:Fathers' Workplace Flexibility and Maternal Health".

Space Physics Seminar

Seminar | September 17 – December 3, 2019 every Tuesday | 1-2 p.m. | 325 LeConte Hall

 Space Sciences Laboratory (SSL)

Seminar 218, Psychology and Economics: Preferences over Relative Income within the Household

Seminar | September 17 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Johannes Hermle, University of California, Berkeley

 Department of Economics

Seminar 281 International Trade and Finance: A Theory of Falling Growth and Rising Rents: Joint with Macroeconomics

Seminar | September 17 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall | Note change in time

 Pete Klenow, Professor, Stanford

 Department of Economics

Growth has fallen in the U.S., while firm concentration and profits have risen. Meanwhile, labor’s share of national income is down, mostly
due to the rising market share of low labor share firms. We propose a
theory for these trends in which the driving force is falling firm-level costs of spanning multiple markets, perhaps due to accelerating IT advances. In response, the most efficient firms...   More >

Student Harmonic Analysis and PDE Seminar (HADES): Szegö kernels and Toeplitz operators

Seminar | September 17 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Alix Deleporte, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Szegö kernels encode information on weighted holomorphic functions, or holomorphic sections. In an appropriate large curvature limit, they enjoy a semiclassical structure. Among other applications, these kernels are used to define an alternative quantization scheme : Berezin-Toeplitz quantization. This talk will be an opportunity to further motivate attendance to M. Zworski's course.

Multidimensional and multifunctional super-resolution microscopy

Seminar | September 17 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Ke Xu, Dept. of Chemistry

 College of Chemistry

Recent advances in super-resolution fluorescence microscopy have led to ~10 nm spatial resolution and exciting new biology. We are developing new approaches to advance beyond the structural (shape) information offered by existing super-resolution methods, and reveal multidimensional information of intracellular functional parameters, including chemical polarity, diffusivity, and reactivity, with...   More >

Against Humanity: Why the Concept Does Violence to the Common Good

Colloquium | September 17 | 4-6 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Sam Dubal, Berkeley Center for Social Medicine

 Berkeley Center for Social Medicine, Center for African Studies

This talk is not about crimes against humanity. Rather, it is an indictment of ‘humanity’, the concept that lies at the heart of human rights and humanitarian missions. Based on fieldwork in northern Uganda, I examine how 'humanity' conceptualizes the LRA as a set of problems rather than a set of possibilities, as inhuman enemies needing reform.

How to Write a Research Proposal Workshop

Workshop | September 17 | 4-5 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

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

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Need to write a grant proposal? This workshop is for you! You'll get a head start on defining your research question, developing a lit review and project plan, presenting your qualifications, and creating a realistic budget.

Open to all UC Berkeley students.

HHA Firm Night

Career Fair | September 17 | 6-9 p.m. | Haas School of Business, Spieker Forum, Chou Building 6th Floor

 Haas Healthcare Association

Whether you're looking for summer 2020 internships or a full-time role, come and talk to firm representatives from across the healthcare industry! Firms include Kaiser Permanente, Deloitte, Abbott, Blue Shield, Rock Health, and more!

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

Combinatorics Reading Seminar: Limit shape for random partitions

Seminar | September 18 | 11:10 a.m.-12:10 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 David Keating, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

By following the work of Logan-Shepp and Kerov-Vershik, we will derive limit shape for partitions under the Plancherel measure as the size of the partition goes to infinity. As a consequence, we will understand some asymptotics of uniformly random permutations. If time permits, we will discuss Hammerley's interacting particle process.

Mvz Lunch Seminar - Robert Fleischer: “Birds of Paradise Lost: Evolution, Extinction and Conservation of Hawaii's Birds”

Seminar | September 18 | 12-1 p.m. | University Press (2120 Berkeley Way), 3101 VLSB, Grinnell-Miller Library

 Museum of Vertebrate Zoology

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

MVZ LUNCH SEMINAR - Alex Hon-Tsen Yu: Title TBA

Seminar | September 18 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 VLSB, Grinnell-Miller Library

 Alex Hon Tsen Yu

 Museum of Vertebrate Zoology

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

Plant and Microbial Biology Seminar: "Milkweeds and mustards: a tale of two toxins"

Seminar | September 18 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall

 Noah Whiteman, Associate Professor, UC Berkeley

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

Noah Whiteman, Ph.D. is an associate professor in the Department of Integrative Biology at UC Berkeley and the Principal Investigator of the Whiteman Laboratory. Their research follows from Charles Darwin and Alfred Russell Wallace, who focused on the evolution of traits shaped by biotic interactions (interactions between organisms).

Life course origins of dementia for black and white Americans: A Demography Brown Bag Talk

Colloquium | September 18 | 12-1 p.m. | 2232 Piedmont, Seminar Room

 Mark Hayward, Professor, Sociology, University of Texas at Austin

 Population Science, Department of Demography

Mark Hayward is a professor of sociology, a faculty research associate of the Population Research Center, and director of the Population Health Initiative at the University of Texas at Austin.
His primary research addresses how life course exposures and events influence the morbidity and mortality experiences of the adult population.

The Skills You Bring

Workshop | September 18 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 24 University Hall

 Human Resources

The skills you enjoy and feel confident about contribute to strong performance and high satisfaction. Explore your transferable skills – the ones that support your career mobility and adaptability.

Topology Seminar (Introductory Talk): Introduction to groups acting on hyperbolic metric spaces

Seminar | September 18 | 2:10-3 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Alexander Rasmussen, Yale University

 Department of Mathematics

In this talk we will give a broad overview of group actions on hyperbolic metric spaces. We will discuss various types of actions which are in some sense "nice" and the consequences of a group admitting a nice action on a hyperbolic space. Finally, we will discuss the applications of actions on hyperbolic metric spaces to the bounded cohomology of a group.

Model Theory Seminar: Model theory of the j function

Seminar | September 18 | 2:20-3:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Sebastian Eterovic, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

There has been a lot of work in model theory devoted to studying exponential fields, which has produced many important results in the area. Inspired by this, I will present some model-theoretic approaches to the j function (from the theory of elliptic curves), and I will also present various results which mirror some of those in exponential fields.

BLISS Seminar: Sample complexity of mixture of sparse linear regressions

Seminar | September 18 | 3-4 p.m. | 400 Cory Hall

 Arya Mazumdar, University of Massachusetts Amherst

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

In the problem of learning mixtures of linear regressions, the goal is to learn a collection of signal vectors from a sequence of (possibly noisy) linear measurements, where each measurement is evaluated on an unknown signal drawn uniformly from this collection. This setting is quite expressive and has been studied both in terms of practical applications and for the sake of establishing...   More >

General selection models: Bernstein duality and minimal ancestral structures

Seminar | September 18 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Sebastian Hummel, Bielefeld University

 Department of Statistics

We construct a sequence of Moran models that converges for large populations under suitable conditions to the $\Lambda$-Wright-Fisher process with a drift that is vanishing at the boundaries. The genealogical structure inherent in the graphical representation of the finite population models leads in the large population limit to a generalisation of the ancestral selection graph of Krone and...   More >

Spaces of decision in the cybernetic age

Colloquium | September 18 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 575 McCone Hall

 David Bates, Department of Rhetoric, University of California Berkeley

 Department of Geography

How can we conceptualize decision in the automatic age? When human brains are understood as largely unconscious systems where the "will" is merely an illusion, and computer algorithms make decisions and predict our futures, can we think politics -- or what Carl Schmitt called "the political" -- in any coherent way? In this talk, I will track some historical entanglements, where decision is...   More >

Berkeley Number Theory Learning Seminar: Grothendieck-Lefschetz trace formula

Seminar | September 18 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall | Note change in time

 Ian Gleason, University of California, Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

EECS Colloquium: Moore’s Law is Not Dead

Colloquium | September 18 | 4-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, 306 (HP Auditorium)

 Jim Keller, Intel

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Moore’s observation has continued to be challenged and questioned. And yet, today hundreds of billions of dollars are being invested in silicon technology that will enable feature sizes just a few atoms wide. To understand this unabated growth in computing, one needs to deconstruct the Moore’s Law transistor count exponential as the output of numerous individual innovations across the computing...   More >

Regression analysis of longitudinal data with omitted asynchronous longitudinal covariate: Neyman Seminar

Seminar | September 18 | 4-5 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Hongyuan Cao, Florida State University

 Department of Statistics

Extended follow-up with longitudinal data is common in many medical investigations. In regression analyses, a longitudinal covariate may be omitted, often because it is not measured synchronously with the longitudinal response. Naive approach that simply ignores the omitted longitudinal covariate can lead to biased estimators. In this article, we establish conditions under which estimation is...   More >

Indigenous Bay Area: An On the Same Page panel

Panel Discussion | September 18 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, 315 (Maude Fife)

 Vincent Medina, Chochenyo Ohlone, Muwekma Ohlone Tribe, Mak-'amham; Peter Nelson, Coast Miwok, Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria, San Diego State, American Indian Studies; Linda Yamane, Rumsien Ohlone

 Line Mikkelsen, Professor, Linguistics Department, UC Berkeley

 College of Letters & Science

This panel discussion will explore aspects of Indigenous culture, landscape, language, and sovereignty before colonization, through the historic period and the present day, and going forward into the future. The complexity, vibrancy, and continued vitality of basketry and other fine arts, ceremonies and songs, foodways, landscape and resource management, languages, and material culture of...   More >

 Free and open to all on a first-come first-seated basis.

Ohlone Mural by Jean LaMarr

Topology Seminar: Analogs of the curve graph for infinite type surfaces

Seminar | September 18 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 3 Evans Hall

 Alexander Rasmussen, Yale University

 Department of Mathematics

The mapping class group of a finite type surface acts on its curve graph. This action has proven to be crucial for understanding the mapping class group and many of the applications rely on the fact that the curve graph is hyperbolic and infinite diameter. We will describe several actions of mapping class groups of infinite type surfaces on hyperbolic graphs analogous to the curve graph. In...   More >

Artist’s Talk: Kader Attia in Conversation with Stefania Pandolfo

Presentation | September 18 | 6 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

MATRIX artist Kader Attia is joined in conversation by Stefania Pandolfo, a professor of anthropology at UC Berkeley. They will discuss Attia’s approach to the concept of repair and healing after physical and psychological injury, particularly in a postcolonial context.

Pandolfo’s research involves the study of theories and forms of subjectivity and their contemporary predicaments in the...   More >

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Microsoft SharePoint Automation and Integrations

Course | September 19 | 10-11:30 a.m. |  Virtual Classroom

 Human Resources

This course details the process of integrating Microsoft Office applications with SharePoint Site data. Emphasis is placed on automation, connection settings, and real time data feeds between SharePoint Sites and the Microsoft Office suite. Learning Objectives * Understand the underlying structure and hierarchy of Sites, Subsites, and Apps. * Create and assign automated Alerts to notify users of...   More >

  Register online

Botanical Illustration: Edibles and Herbs with Catherine Watters

Workshop | September 19 – 20, 2019 every day | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

This two-day class will focus on edible plants and herbs and introduce you to the fascinating world of Botanical Art. Catherine Watters will teach you to observe, measure and draw plants in great detail and with botanical accuracy. Students will work with graphite, colored pencil and watercolors. All levels are welcome.

$190, $175 members

  Register online or by calling 510-664-7606

Going in Circles – Revolutionizing Repetitive Control, with Application to Tethered Energy Systems

Seminar | September 19 | 10-11 a.m. | 3110 Etcheverry Hall

 Associate Professor Chris Vermillion, North Carolina State University

 Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME)

Abstract: Repetitive processes, including manufacturing operations involving thousands of copies of a part, control of hard disk drives, and tracking of periodic gaits in human exoskeletons, have represented a significant area of automatic control over the past several decades. While most repetitive control theory focuses on classical design goals of periodic setpoint tracking and disturbance...   More >

Applied Math Seminar: The self-similarly expanding ellipsoid of phase change yields dynamic cavitational instabilities and models deep earthquakes

Seminar | September 19 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Xanthippi Markenscoff, UCSD

 Department of Mathematics

Dedicated to the memory of Prof. G.I. Barenblatt (1927-2018)

The solution of the elastodynamic problem with body-force equivalent to transformation strain suddenly applied and remaining constant inside an ellipsoidal inclusion expanding from zero dimension with constant axes speeds (i.e., self-similarly) constitutes the dynamic generalization of the Eshelby problem. The emitted dynamical fields...   More >

3-Manifold Seminar: Surface group representations

Seminar | September 19 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall


 Department of Mathematics

We will discuss representations of genus 0 surface groups into $SU(2)$ for which the traces of the punctures are 0. Following Fintushel-Stern and Kirk-Klassen, these character varieties may be represented as polygonal linkages in $S^3$.

Christine Gaspar: Designing with People: The Work of the Center for Urban Pedagogy

Presentation | September 19 | 12 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Christine Gaspar discusses her work as executive director of the Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP), a New York–based nonprofit whose mission is to use the power of design and art to increase meaningful civic engagement, particularly among historically underrepresented communities. Gaspar partners with designers and community organizations to create visually based educational tools that help...   More >

Natural Resources, Environmental Challenges and Youth Leaders from Southeast Asia: A Forum on Innovations and Solutions

Panel Discussion | September 19 | 12-2 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Center for Southeast Asia Studies

This forum will present current perspectives on environmental issues in Southeast Asia as experienced and envisioned today by young activists and students from the region. The participants are visiting UC Berkeley as part of a program managed by the East-West Center in Honolulu and sponsored by the U.S. State Department.

Oliver E. Williamson Seminar

Seminar | September 19 | 12-1:30 p.m. | C330 Haas School of Business

 Diana Moreira, Assistant Professor, University of California, Davis

 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 >

Patterns of Conversion in the Radical Conservative Tradition

Presentation | September 19 | 12-1 p.m. | Institute for the Study of Societal Issues, Duster Room

 2420 Bowditch Street, Berkeley, CA 94720

 Eliah Bures, CRWS Visiting Scholar

 Center for Right-Wing Studies

It has become our practice to ask visiting scholars to present their work in an informal setting near the beginning of their stay. We hope that those of you who are interested in Dr. Bures' topic will join us for this informal gathering.

Directional Energy Transfers in a Deep-Water, Extreme Ocean Wave

Seminar | September 19 | 12-1 p.m. | 3110 Etcheverry Hall

 Dylan Barratt, DPhil Student, Department of Engineering Science; University of Oxford, UK

 Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME)

Abstract: Steep, focusing waves can experience fast and local nonlinear evolution of the spectrum due to wave-wave interactions resulting in energy transfer to both higher and lower wavenumber components. The shape and kinematics of a steep wave may, thus, differ substantially from the predictions of linear theory. We have investigated the role of nonlinear interactions on group shape for a...   More >

How to Make Stress your Friend

Seminar | September 19 | 12-1 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium

 Dr. Kelly McGonigal, Lecturer, Stanford University and Author of The Upside of Stress and The Willpower Instinct

 Visiting Scholar and Postdoc Affairs (VSPA)

Dr. Kelly McGonigal is a health psychologist and a lecturer at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business. As a pioneer in the field of “science-help,” her mission is to translate insights from psychology and neuroscience into practical strategies that support personal well-being and strengthen communities. Her 2013 TED talk, “How to Make Stress Your Friend,” is one of the 20 Most Viewed...   More >

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IB Seminar: Metabolic rules of microbial community assembly and evolution

Seminar | September 19 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Alvaro Sanchez, Yale University

 Department of Integrative Biology

Econ 235, Financial Economics Seminar: Berkeley – Stanford Joint Seminar

Seminar | September 19 | 1:10-6 p.m. | TBA Haas School of Business


 Department of Economics

Joint with Haas Finance Seminar

ESPM Seminar Series, Fall 2019: Monica Cooper

Seminar | September 19 | 3:30 p.m. | 132 Mulford Hall

 Monica Cooper

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

Monica Cooper, Viticulture Farm Advisor at the UC Cooperative Extension, will present: "UC Cooperative Extension: providing network-based learning and data-driven solutions for agriculture and natural resource professionals." Coffee will be available before the talk at 2:30PM in 139 Mulford; meet the speaker after the talk in 139 Mulford Hall.

Graduate Research Conference

Seminar | September 19 | 4-5 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall

 Jean Van Buren, Graduate Student for Ron Cohen and David Sedlack, https://www.ce.berkeley.edu/people/faculty/sedlak

 College of Chemistry

Coffee served at 3:50pm at the Coffee Lab

Jonathan Biss: Piano Master Class

Workshop | September 19 | 4-6 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Jonathan Biss

 Department of Music

Pianist Jonathan Biss coaches three piano students at the Department of Music.
Grace Moore:
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Sonata No.18 in D Major, K576, 2nd movement and 3rd movement

Emily Lin:
Robert Schumann Kreisleriana Op.16, 7th movement and 8th movement

Jolie Huang:
Ludwig van Beethoven no.32 in C minor, op.111, 2nd movement
Free and open to the public for observation

Seminar 242, Econometrics: "Rationality, Error, and Random Revealed Preferences"

Seminar | September 19 | 4-5 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Aluma Dembo, University of Oxford

 Department of Economics

Mathematics Department Colloquium: Orthogonal polynomial expansions for the Riemann xi function

Colloquium | September 19 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Dan Romik, University of California-Davis

 Department of Mathematics

The Riemann xi function is a symmetrized and entire-ized version of the Riemann zeta function, with the property that the Riemann hypothesis is true if and only if all the zeros of the Riemann xi function are real. There is an extensive history of attempts, starting in the early twentieth century (with work by Polya, Turan, De Bruijn and others), to gain insight into the Riemann hypothesis by...   More >

[Book Talk] The Conspiracy of Capital: Popular Radicalism and the Politics of Conspiracy from Haymarket to the Red Scare

Reading - Nonfiction | September 19 | 5-6:30 p.m. |  2521 Channing Way (Inst. for Res. on Labor & Employment)

 Michael Mark Cohen, UC Berkeley American Studies Department

 UC Berkeley Labor Center, American Studies

Join us for a conversation with author Michael Mark Cohen, UC Berkeley associate teaching professor in the American Studies Department.

Between the 1880s and 1920s, a broad coalition of American dissidents, which included rabble-rousing cartoonists, civil liberties lawyers, socialist detectives, union organizers, and revolutionary martyrs, forged a culture of...   More >

Friday, September 20, 2019

Music Studies Colloquium: AMS Preview I

Colloquium | September 20 | 128 Morrison Hall

 Department of Music

Desmond Sheehan (UC Berkeley)
"Music, Knowledge, and the Ethics of Reduction in the German Enlightenment”

Edmund Mendelssohn (UC Berkeley)
“The Ontology of the Ineffable: Bergson, Satie, and Music of the Cubist Decade”

Tarrying with the Irreparable: Trauma and Kader Attia's Arts of Repair

Workshop | September 20 | 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, room 220

 Kader Attia, French Artist

 Stefania Pandolfo, Professor, Anthropology

 Townsend Center for the Humanities, Department of Anthropology, Arts Research Center, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Center for Race and Gender, Department of History of Art

This workshop is conceived in conversation with Algerian-French artist Kader Attia, and in relation to his exhibition on view at BAMPFA. It will
engage with many primary themes of Attia’s work, reflecting on trauma and loss, war, colonization, madness and possession, the dead and ghostly, and, the contemporary, virtual form of haunting. It takes its point of departure from Attia’s idea of...   More >

Tarrying with the Irreparable: A Workshop in Conversation with Kader Attia’s Arts of Repair

Workshop | September 20 | 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m. | 220 Stephens Hall

 Kader Attia, Artist, MATRIX; Stefania Pandolfo, Professor of Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley; Momar Guèye, Psychiatrist-Psychoanalyst, Fann Hospital, Dakar; Jalil Bennani, Psychoanalyst; Anneka Lenssen, Professor, Art History, University of California, Berkeley; Soraya Tlatli, Professor, French, University of California, Berkeley; Samera Esmeir, Professor, Rhetoric, University of California, Berkeley; Emily Ng, University of Amsterdam; Said Shehadeh, Birzeit University; Natalia Brizuela, Film & Media, Spanish and Portuguese, University of California, Berkeley; Kriss Ravetto-Biagioli, Film Studies, University of California, Davis; David Marriott, Philosophy, Black Studies, Pennsylvania State University; Peter Skafish, ISCI, University of California, Berkeley

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Townsend Center for the Humanities, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Conceived in conversation with Algerian-French artist Kader Attia, this academic workshop engages with many primary themes of Attia’s work, reflecting on trauma and loss, war and colonization, madness and possession, and, the contemporary, virtual form of haunting. It takes as its point of departure Attia’s ideas about repair, which is always entangled with the irreparable, and made present in...   More >

Essig Brunch Seminar

Seminar | September 20 | 10-11 a.m. | 1101 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Allison Hansen, University of California Riverside

 Entomology, Essig Museum of

A weekly seminar series run by the Entomology Students Organization featuring local and visiting researchers presenting a wide range of entomology-related topics. Open to the public.

Botanical Illustration: Edibles and Herbs with Catherine Watters

Workshop | September 19 – 20, 2019 every day | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

This two-day class will focus on edible plants and herbs and introduce you to the fascinating world of Botanical Art. Catherine Watters will teach you to observe, measure and draw plants in great detail and with botanical accuracy. Students will work with graphite, colored pencil and watercolors. All levels are welcome.

$190, $175 members

  Register online or by calling 510-664-7606

Buddhist Philosophy: The State of the Field

Conference/Symposium | September 20 | 10 a.m.-7 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room

 Center for Buddhist Studies

A conference to honor the Bukkyō Dendō Kyōkai's invaluable contributions to the field of Buddhist Studies, as well as to reflect upon issues in the study of Buddhist philosophy.

Integral Taiji and Qigong

Workshop | September 20 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

You are invited to participate in Integral Taiji & Qigong classes at the UC Botanical Garden. Our classes will focus on somatic, psycho-spiritual, ecological, and cosmological dimensions of taiji (tai chi) and qigong.

Free with Garden Admission

  Register online

Engineering Electronic States, Energy Transfer and Disorder in Nanomaterials Through the External Environment: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | September 20 | 2-3 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Dr. Archana Raja, Staff Scientist, LBNL Molecular Foundry

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

There is a rich variety of nanostructures available today for the design of novel material systems and interfaces with tailor-made functionalities.
I will show that the local environment strongly influences their electronic and excitonic states, corresponding disorder, dephasing processes and transport of energy.

Student Probability/PDE Seminar: KPZ Universality and Determinantal Processes IV

Seminar | September 20 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Fraydoun Rezakhanlou, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Kardar-Parisi-Zhang (KPZ) universality has been rigorously verified for a number of exactly solvable models such as Hammersley-Aldous-Diaconis and exclusion processes. A key ingredient for this verification is a determinantal type representation for the correlation function. In these lectures I give an overview of the existing results and present a direct and simple proof of the determinantal...   More >

MENA Salon: The Israeli Elections

Workshop | September 20 | 3-4 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Every Friday the CMES hosts an informal guided discussion of current events in the Middle East and North Africa, open to all.

Although Israel held elections just six months ago, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s inability to form a coalition government due to tensions between ultra-Orthodox and secular parties has forced Israel to hold another election on 17 September. While Netanayhu,...   More >

Scaling Cybersecurity Support for Civil Society

Seminar | September 20 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 107 South Hall

 Sean Brooks

 Information, School of

How the Center for Long-Term Cybersecurityâs Citizen Clinic is combating sophisticated attacks from governments, hate groups, terrorists, and multinational corporations.

Logic Colloquium: Foundations of Online Structure Theory

Colloquium | September 20 | 4-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Rod Downey, Victoria University of Wellington

 Department of Mathematics

You are in a situation were you are given information in bundles one at a time, and you must make some kind of decision based on what you have seen so far. For example, you are packing objects into bins. You are in an online situation. I will look at some work trying to give a model theory to such situations.

Help (Not) Wanted: Immigration Politics in Japan

Colloquium | September 20 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Michael Strausz, Texas Christian University

 Steven Vogel, UC Berkeley

 Center for Japanese Studies (CJS)

Why has Japan’s immigration policy remained so restrictive, especially in light of economic, demographic, and international political forces that are pushing Japan to admit more immigrants? In this presentation, Strausz will argue that Japan’s immigration policy has remained restrictive for two reasons. First, Japan’s labor-intensive businesses have failed to defeat anti-immigration forces within...   More >

Earl L. Muetterties Lecture: Homogeneous Catalysis for Organic Synthesis and Polymer Synthesis

Seminar | September 20 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Kyoko Nozaki, Department of Chemistry and Biotechnology, The University of Tokyo

 College of Chemistry

In order to avoid the formation of undesired by-products, development of catalytic reactions affording the desired compound as a sole product is highly desired. We have developed catalysts applicable for small molecules and macromolecules. The former is recognized as organic synthesis which finds its applications as intermediates for fine chemicals while the latter are widely used in bulk...   More >

Student Arithmetic Geometry Seminar: Lifting twisted K3 surfaces to characteristic $0$.

Seminar | September 20 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Daniel Bragg, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Deligne showed that every $K3$ surface over a field of positive characteristic lifts to characteristic $0$. We will explain how to prove the same result for a twisted $K3$ surface, the most interesting case being when the characteristic divides the order of the Brauer class.

Student 3-Manifold Seminar: The Tait conjectures (cont'd)

Seminar | September 20 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 732 Evans Hall | Note change in location

 Kyle Miller, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

We will continue last week's discussion of the proof of Tait's conjecture about reduced alternating knot diagrams having minimal crossing number and its generalization to adequate knot diagrams.

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Symposium: Gordon Onslow Ford: A Man on a Green Island

Presentation | September 21 | 1:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Exploring the multifaceted work of British-born American painter Gordon Onslow Ford (1912–2003) and his contributions to the history of twentieth- and twenty-first-century art, this symposium is occasioned by the publication of the first monograph devoted to the artist, Gordon Onslow Ford: A Man on a Green Island; it also marks the hundredth anniversary of Surrealism. International scholars who...   More >

Black Life: Michelle M. Wright

Presentation | September 21 | 4 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Michelle M. Wright, a professor at Emory University in Atlanta, offers a lecture entitled “Using Time to Represent Blackness.” She argues that the complexity of black identities is poorly served by traditional representations of time—including those used by many academics in black studies. Drawing on the history of theoretical physics and concepts of race, gender, and sexuality in African...   More >