<< Week of September 22 >>

Sunday, September 22, 2019

Fall Equinox Sound Bath

Special Event | September 22 | 10:30-11:30 a.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Celebrate the beginning of fall with this special outdoor concert of quartz crystal singing bowls and finely tuned gongs within a grove of redwoods. Close your eyes and experience the natural meditative quality of the forest and bird song layered with serene sounds of quartz crystal singing bowls.

$25, $20 Garden members

  Buy tickets online

Dance with MMDG: Community Dance Class

Workshop | September 22 | 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. |  Bancroft Studio (2401 Bancroft)

 Cal Performances

A community dance class led by by Domingo Estrada, Jr. and Karlie Budge of the Mark Morris Dance Group. Open to all ages and abilities. $10.

Dogtown Redemption

Film - Feature | September 22 | 1 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Shot over eight years, Dogtown Redemption is an intimate story of recyclers in West Oakland, a journey through a landscape of love and loss, devotion and addiction, prejudice and poverty. Following the lives of four recyclers, from a former minister to a Korean American ex–punk rock drummer, the film chronicles their battles to survive in Oakland’s Dogtown neighborhood, an area battered by...   More >

Dogtown Redemption

Film - Feature | September 22 | 1 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Shot over eight years, Dogtown Redemption is an intimate story of recyclers in West Oakland, a journey through a landscape of love and loss, devotion and addiction, prejudice and poverty. Following the lives of four recyclers, from a former minister to a Korean American ex–punk rock drummer, the film chronicles their battles to survive in Oakland’s Dogtown neighborhood, an area battered by...   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

Jonathan Biss: Pre-performance talk

Lecture | September 22 | 2-2:30 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Jonathan Biss

 Cal Performances

Prof. Nicholas Mathew of the Department of Music talks about Beethoven's sonata cycle. Free to ticket holders of the performance.

Jonathan Biss, piano: The Complete Piano Sonatas of Ludwig van Beethoven

Performing Arts - Music | September 22 | 3-5 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Jonathan Biss, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

Programs:
Saturday, September 21
Piano Sonata No. 1 in F minor, Op. 2, No. 1
Piano Sonata No. 9 in E major, Op. 14, No. 1
Piano Sonata No. 13 in E-flat major, Op. 27, No. 1, Quasi una fantasia
Piano Sonata No. 12 in A-flat major, Op. 26, Funeral March
Piano Sonata No. 21 in C major, Op. 53, Waldstein

Sunday, September 22
Piano Sonata No. 4 in E-flat major, Op. 7
Piano Sonata No. 17 in...   More >

$68 (prices subject to change)

  Tickets go on sale August 6. Buy tickets online or by calling 5106429988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Cal Performances presents Jonathan Biss performing The Complete Piano Sonatas of Ludwig van Beethoven in Hertz Hall.

Mark Morris Dance Group: Mozart Dances

Performing Arts - Dance | September 22 | 3-5 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Cal Performances

More than a decade after its West Coast premiere in Cal Performances’ 2007–08 season Mark Morris’ Mozart Dances returns to Zellerbach Hall. Morris’ choreography is set to three Mozart piano works—the Piano Concerto No. 11 in F major, K. 413; the Sonata for Two Pianos in D major, K. 448; and the Piano Concerto No. 27 in B-flat major, K. 595. The music is performed by the Berkeley Symphony...   More >

$42-148 (prices subject to change)

  Tickets go on sale August 6. Buy tickets online or by calling 5106429988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Mark Morris Dance Group performs Mozart Dances Friday–Sunday, September 20–22, 2019 in Zellerbach Hall.

How to Read a Film: Case #1, Case #2

Workshop | September 22 | 3:15-6 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 ORIAS

Learn methods for critical film-viewing that you can use in your classes. This second collaboration focuses on a film from Iran, but the techniques from discussion are applicable to any film you use in the classroom.

 This event is for k-14 teachers.

free

  Registration opens August 28. Register online by September 20.

Case #1, Case #2: (Ghazieh-e shekl-e aval, ghazieh-e shekl-e dou wom)

Film - Feature | September 22 | 4 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

A seemingly simple classroom struggle between teacher and students becomes an absorbing lesson in solidarity, ideology, and resistance in Kiarostami’s gripping documentary feature, filmed during the last days of the Shah and finished during the earliest days of the Islamic Revolution. A question is posed to several educators, politicians, and religious figures: Should students name the person...   More >

Brandi Carlile

Performing Arts - Music | September 22 | 5:30 p.m. |  Hearst Greek Theatre

 Another Planet Entertainment

By The Way, I Forgive You is not an album about forgiveness in the easy sense—where someone has hurt you and then suddenly there’s a great reconciliation and a remorse-filled scene with two people running across the golden wheat field towards an embrace that somehow undoes a lifetime of pain and damage, as if the past has no meaning.

  Buy tickets online

A Taste of Honey

Film - Feature | September 22 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

A Taste of Honey gave sixties Britain one of its most unexpected and delightful stars: Rita Tushingham, a nineteen-year-old Liverpudlian of wide-eyed spirit and wide-mouthed sarcasm. Tushingham plays Jo, a working-class teenager living in open hostility with her wildly vulgar, careless mother (Dora Bryan). After her brief romance with a black sailor leads to predictable complications, Jo strikes...   More >

Monday, September 23, 2019

EHS 403 RUA On-Boarding

Course | September 23 | 10:30-11:30 a.m. | 370 University Hall

 JS

 Office of Environment, Health & Safety

The Gut-Eye-Lacrimal Gland-Microbiome - Axis in Sjogren Syndrome

Seminar | September 23 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 489 Minor Hall

 Cintia De Paiva, Department of Ophthalmology, Baylor College of Medicine

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Toward a Simulation-Based Qualification Paradigm for Metal Additive Manufacturing: Support Design for Residual Stress and Process-Grain Structure Modeling: SEMM Seminar

Lecture | September 23 | 12-1 p.m. | 502 Davis Hall

 Albert C. To, Ph.D. Professor, University of Pittsburgh

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

This seminar will present recent advances in models and methods developed for achieving a simulation-based qualification paradigm for laser-based metal additive manufacturing (AM).

Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Materials Seminar: Toward a Simulation-Based Qualification Paradigm for Metal Additive Manufacturing: Support Design for Residual Stress and Process-Grain Structure Modeling

Seminar | September 23 | 12-1 p.m. | 502 Davis Hall

 Albert C. To, Ph.D., Professor, University of Pittsburgh

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

This seminar will present recent advances in models and methods developed for achieving a simulation-based qualification paradigm for laser-based metal additive manufacturing (AM).
Speaker: Dr. Albert To is currently Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science at University of Pittsburgh.

Albert C. To, Ph.D., Professor, University of Pittsburgh

Informational Interviewing

Workshop | September 23 | 12-1 p.m. | 24 University Hall

 Human Resources

Thinking about an interesting career move? Have questions about the field or how to get there? Expand your career strategy toolkit by learning how to conduct effective informational interviews.

Mathematics for Fluid-Structure Interaction with Applications to Modeling Endovascular Stents and Bioartificial Pancreas Design: Berkeley Fluids Seminar

Seminar | September 23 | 12-1 p.m. | 3110 Etcheverry Hall

 Professor Sunčica Čanić, Department of Mathematics; University of California, Berkeley

 Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME)

Abstract: With the recent developments of new technologies, biomedical engineering and medicine, the need for new mathematical and numerical methodologies to aid these developments has never been greater. This talk will outline the development of a general framework to study fluid-structure interaction (FSI) involving incompressible, viscous fluids and various elastic or viscoelastic structures....   More >

Panel, The Promise of Adolescence: Leveraging Science to Improve Systems That Serve Youth Jason Okonofua, Susan Stone, and Ron Dahl

Colloquium | September 23 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | 1104 Berkeley Way West

 Jason Okonofua, Susan Stone, and Ron Dahl, UCB

 IHD

Please join us for a panel discussion that builds on the recent report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine: The Promise of Adolescence: Realizing Opportunity for All Youth. https://doi.org/10.17226/25388 This report examines the neurobiological and socio-behavioral science of adolescent development and outlines how this knowledge can be applied to promote adolescent...   More >

GSPP Research Seminar

Seminar | September 23 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Goldman School of Public Policy, Room 105 (in 2607 Hearst St)

 Maya Rossin Slater, Stanford University

 Goldman School of Public Policy

Goldman School of Public Policy Research Seminar
Mondays 12:10-1:30
Pizza Served

Combinatorics Seminar: Arctic Curves for Lecture Hall Tableaux

Seminar | September 23 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 David Keating, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Lecture hall tableaux, which are fillings of Young diagrams subject to certain restrictions, were originally studied as a generalization of lecture hall partitions. In this talk we will derive arctic curves of bounded Lecture Hall Tableaux of a given shape. We describe how to view the tableaux as a collection of nonintersecting paths. We then use the tangent method to recover a parametrization of...   More >

PERL Seminar: “Immigration and Political Selection: Evidence from Migration Shocks”

Seminar | September 23 | 12:40-1:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Katarina Jensen

 Department of Economics

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

BIDS Forum: Statistics and Machine Learning Forum

Lecture | September 23 | 1:30-2:30 p.m. | 190 Doe Library

 Berkeley Institute for Data Science

Full details about this meeting will be posted here: https://bids.berkeley.edu/events.

Experiencing Community: Residential Life Under the lnka Empire in Huarochirí (Lima, Peru): Anthropology 290 Series

Lecture | September 23 | 2-4 p.m. | Kroeber Hall, 221 (Gifford Room)

 Carla Hernandez Garavito, Chancellor's Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California, Riverside

 Department of Anthropology

I discuss how lnka imperialism was experienced by a small Andean community in the Peruvian Highlands. I argue that lnka imperialism in Huarochiri built upon existing local practices and rituals, as well as the appropriation and redefinition of community organization.

Seminar 211, Economic History: Immigration, Science, and Invention: Evidence from the Quota Acts

Seminar | September 23 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Petra Moser, New York University (Visiting UC Berkeley)

 Department of Economics

Seminar 231, Public Finance: "Place-Based Redistribution"

Seminar | September 23 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Danny Yagan, UCB

 Robert D. Burch Center for Tax Policy and Public Finance

With Cecile Gaubert and Patrick Kline

Place-based redistribution is ubiquitous but has traditionally enjoyed little support among economists. We develop a class of spatial equilibrium models characterizing the equity-efficiency tradeoff that arises when taxes and transfers are indexed to location. Transfers from one region to another are found to be welfare improving under empirically...   More >

String-Math Seminar: Relative stability conditions and quadratic differentials

Seminar | September 23 | 2-3 p.m. | 402 LeConte Hall

 Alex Takeda, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

In this talk I will present some of the results and recent developments in 1811.10592, where a technique for constructing Bridgeland stability conditions on Fukaya categories associated to marked surfaces. I will introduce the results of that paper and give examples; time allowing I will also mention some recent developments.

Manager Mastermind Group

Workshop | September 23 | 3-4 p.m. | 24 University Hall

 Shirley Giraldo

 Human Resources

This is a solution-oriented social learning development opportunity where we share strategies on pressing topics of the day, and build community. Please RSVP and submit questions you'd like to ask other managers about in the link provided.

Probabilistic Operator Algebra seminar: Yang-Baxter equations and subfactors

Seminar | September 23 | 3-5 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

 Hans G. Wenzl, UC San Diego

 Department of Mathematics

We show how solutions of the Yang-Baxter equation can be used to construct subfactors, under suitably nice conditions. We treat in detail the simplest case when the solutions define representations of the symmetric groups.

Differential Geometry Seminar: Fundamental Gap Estimate for Integral Ricci Curvature

Seminar | September 23 | 3-4 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Guofang Wei, UC Santa Barbara

 Department of Mathematics

The fundamental gap is the difference of the first two eigenvalues of the Laplacian. We will first review some recent work on the fundamental gap estimates for convex domains on Euclidean spaces and sphere. Then we present several fundamental gap estimates in terms of integral Ricci curvature, including a sharp Zhong-Yang type eigenvalue lower bound for closed Riemannian manifolds with control on...   More >

Arithmetic Geometry and Number Theory RTG Seminar: How does the rank of an elliptic curve grow in towers of number fields?

Seminar | September 23 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Florian Sprung, Arizona State University

 Department of Mathematics

On an elliptic curve $y^2=x^3+ax+b$, the points with coordinates $(x,y)$ in a given number field form a finitely generated abelian group. One natural question is how the rank of this group changes when changing the number field. For the simplest example with infinitely many number fields, fix a prime $p$. Adjoining to the rationals $Q$ the $p$th, $p^2$th, $p^3$th,... roots of unity produces a...   More >

The Dynamics of Linguistic Development: The Unfolding of Skill Interaction

Colloquium | September 23 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Khalil Iskarous, University of Southern California

 Department of Linguistics

Recent work on the development of production, perception, and phonological skills in children has shown a remarkable amount of interaction between these skills, so that it is difficult to understand each separately from its relation to the others. This talk will introduce a predictive dynamical systems-based model of linguistic development that tries to capture these fundamental interactions...   More >

Vijay Vazirani – Matching is as Easy as the Decision Problem, in the NC Model

Seminar | September 23 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 1174 Etcheverry Hall

 Vijay Vazirani, University of California - Irvina

 Industrial Engineering & Operations Research

Abstract: Is matching in NC, i.e., is there a deterministic fast parallel algorithm for it? This has been an outstanding open question in TCS for over three decades, ever since the discovery of Random NC matching algorithms. Over the last five years, the TCS community has launched a relentless attack on this question, leading to the discovery of numerous powerful ideas. We give what appears to be...   More >

Differential Geometry Seminar: Witten deformation on noncompact manifolds

Seminar | September 23 | 4-5 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Xianzhe Dai, UC Santa Barbara

 Department of Mathematics

Motivated by considerations from the mirror symmetry and Landau-Ginzburg model, we consider Witten deformation on noncompact manifolds. Witten deformation is a deformation of the de Rham complex introduced by Witten in an influential paper and has had many important applications, mostly on compact manifolds. We will discuss some recent work with my student Junrong Yan on the spectral theory of...   More >

Routes of Resistance: American Indian Activism from the 1960s to Present

Panel Discussion | September 23 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium

 Ron Goode, North Fork Mono, Tribal Chairman of the North Fork Mono Tribe; Eloy Martinez, Southern Ute, Activist—Alcatraz, Wounded Knee, Standing Rock); Terry Supahan, Karuk, Executive Director, True North Organizing Network

 Carolyn Smith, Karuk, Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California, Berkeley

 College of Letters & Science

Fueled by the Red Power movement of the 1960s and 70s, the occupation of Alcatraz was a touchstone in American Indian activism—activism rooted in sovereign rights and environmental and social justice. Since this era, modern American Indian activism has been driven by grassroot organization from tribal communities to protect the environment and sacred spaces; to defend religious freedom; and to...   More >

 Event is free and open to all on a first-come, first-seated basis.

photo credit: Kevin Lamarque

Illusions of Inclusion: Transforming Justice. Transforming Education

Colloquium | September 23 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Berkeley Way West, Room 1102, Berkeley Way West (2121 Berkeley Way, Berkeley, CA 94720)

 Maisha T. Winn, School of Education, University of California, Davis; and Transformative Justice in Education Center

 Graduate School of Education

Winn builds on her ideas that four pedagogical stances—History Matters; Race Matters; Justice Matters; and Language Matters—are essential for teaching and learning communities to engage in justice projects. Winn argues for a fifth pedagogical stance, Futures Matter, as a lever to animate restorative and transformative justice work in schools.

Maisha Winn

Seminar 271, Development, Joint with Stanford Economics: Topic Forthcoming

Seminar | September 23 | 4-5:30 p.m. |  Stanford University

 Sara Lowes, University of California, San Diego

 Department of Economics

*Note the change in location: this seminar will be held at Stanford

Towards an Artificial Intuition: Conversational Markers of (Anti)Social Dynamics

Lecture | September 23 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 202 South Hall

 Cristian Danescu-Niculescu-Mizil

 Information, School of

Can conversational dynamics â the nature of the back and forth between people â predict outcomes of social interactions? This talk will describe efforts on developing an artificial intuition about ongoing conversations, by modeling the subtle pragmatic and rhetorical choices of the participants.

The resulting framework distills emerging conversational patterns that can point to the...   More >

Designing a Future with ML + UX

Lecture | September 23 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 210 South Hall

 Michelle R. Carney

 Information, School of

As AI and ML shape technology, how do we ensure that products are designed by and for people?

Dimensionless Numbers in Brain Science

Colloquium | September 23 | 4:15 p.m. | LeConte Hall, 1 LeConte

 Dr. Markus Meister, Caltech

 Department of Physics, Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

In the field of engineering, dimensionless numbers frequently help to characterize the state of a system. I will present a series of vignettes about unusually large dimensionless numbers that arise in brain science. These can indicate issues that are poorly understood, and in some cases clearly misunderstood.

BFI Open House

Tour/Open House | September 23 | 4:30-6 p.m. | Morgan Hall, Morgan Lounge

 Berkeley Food Institute

Interested in getting involved with food on campus? Join the Berkeley Food Institute for our annual open house on Monday, September 23, from 4:30-6pm in Morgan Lounge. BFI staff will provide background on BFI and how students can get involved. Undergraduate and graduate student groups focused on various aspects of food systems will also share opportunities within their organizations.

Mongolia's Monastery Massacres: "The Green-Eyed Lama"

Lecture | September 23 | 5 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Oyungerel Tsedevdamba; Jeffrey L. Falt

 Brian Baumann, UC Berkeley

 Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), UC Berkeley Mongolia Initiative, Center for Buddhist Studies

"The Green-Eyed Lama" (2008) is an award-winning and best-selling novel written by Oyungerel Tsedevdambaand Jeff Falt. Originally published in Mongolian, the book chronicles the romance between Sendmaa, a young belle in the countryside, and Baasan, a monk in the lamasery, as they try to cope with the turmoil of political purges, terrible massacres and mass executions of thousands of innocent lamas...   More >

Green-eyed Lama

From the Bench to the Bar: Patent Law with a STEM PhD: SLAM Seminar Series

Seminar | September 23 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Meg Fasulo, Associate, Bartlit Beck LLP

 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 >

Delicateness in Times of Brutality

Performing Arts - Dance | September 23 | 6-8 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room - Patio

 Wendy Jehlen, Founder and Artistic Director, ANIKAYA Dance Theater; DAKEI

 Morio Tanimura; Yoshiko Honda; Nobunaga Ken

 Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), The Japan Foundation New York

Delicateness in Times of Brutality is a performance by Japanese butoh dancer DAKEI and American movement artist Wendy Jehlen. This piece was inspired by a performance protest of the same title (Delicadeza em Tempos da Brutalidade) that took place in Sao Paulo, Brazil in May 2015, in response to the bureaucratic coup that resulted in the dismantling of human rights and arts...   More >

Free

  Register online

The Copper in My Cooch and Other Technologies

Lecture | September 23 | 6:30-8 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Marisa Morán Jahn

 Arts + Design

Presented by the Berkeley Center for New Media

Marisa Morán Jahn, Artist, Cambridge, MA and New York, NY

In her talk, artist Marisa Morán Jahn weaves together her interest in creative technology as myth-making and her practice of codesigning with and for historically underserved communities (specifically low-wage workers, immigrants, youth, and women). She draws from her background as an...   More >

ATC Lecture — Marisa Morán Jahn, "The Copper in my Cooch and Other Technologies"

Colloquium | September 23 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Osher Theater

 Marisa Morán Jahn, Artist, Cambridge, MA and New York, NY

 Center for New Media, Department of Art Practice, Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation, Arts + Design

When we think about technology, most conjure images of things automated (eg, robots) and agents automating (eg, AIs). In this talk, artist Marisa Morán Jahn broadens how we think about technology through the example of copper, whose extraction, refinement, and use is both ancient and future-forward. Copper is a pliable and naturally-occurring element found in our homes, computers, cities,...   More >

Marisa Morán Jahn: The Copper in My Cooch and Other Technologie

Presentation | September 23 | 6:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

In her talk, artist Marisa Morán Jahn weaves together her interest in creative technology as myth-making and her practice of co-designing with and for historically underserved communities (specifically low-wage workers, immigrants, youth, and women). She draws from her background as an artist working across media—sculpture, film, journalism, interactive media, performance, photography—to probe...   More >

Heart Chan Meditation

Course | September 23 – November 11, 2019 every Monday | 7-8:30 p.m. |  Anthony Hall

Heart Chan, Heart Chan at Berkeley

 Heart Chan

Start the journey for Heart Chan Meditation
seeking harmony of mind, body, spirit
gain true wisdom and joy from your inner self
make meditation part of your modern daily life.

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Computer Workstation Evaluator Training (BEUHS403)

Workshop | September 24 | 8 a.m.-12 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

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

 Be Well at Work - Ergonimics

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

  Register online

BPM 206 Growing as a Coach

Workshop | September 24 | 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. | #24 University Hall

 Human Resources

This workshop is for UC Berkeley Staff. The content provides the fundamental tools and techniques to coach others and give effective feedback to enable employees to do their best work and develop themselves for the future.

  Enroll online

Mindfulness and Self-Love

Seminar | September 24 | 9-9:30 a.m. | Barrows Hall, ON-AIR ONLY, 90.7 FM KALX Radio Broadcast

 Kelly Ziemer, School of Social Welfare; Andrew Saintsing, Department of Integrative Biology

 90.7 FM KALX

Tune in to The Graduates this Tuesday for an interview with Kelly Ziemer from the School of Social Welfare at UC Berkeley. Kelly is a social worker and a therapist who is currently working towards her PhD. In the interview, she discusses her interest in positive emotions and mindfulness. She specifically wants to conceptualize self-love to facilitate research into its therapeutic qualities.

Kelly Ziemer

MIMS Visit Day for Prospective Students

Special Event | September 24 | 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. |  South Hall

 Information, School of

Thinking about applying to the MIMS program? ComeÂvisitÂus on campus and experience theÂMIMSÂcommunity, classes, and culture first-hand.

Diversity, Equity, and Resource Collection Unveiling

Special Event | September 24 | 10 a.m. |  Kresge Engineering Library

 College of Engineering

The College of Engineering is happy to announce the establishment of a new Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Resource Collection at Kresge Library. All members of the college and campus community are invited to attend.

Seminar 217, Risk Management: Self-excited Black-Scholes models for option pricing

Seminar | September 24 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Speaker: Alec Kercheval, Florida State University

 Consortium for Data Analytics in Risk

ABSTRACT:
Beginners first learn to price stock options with a simple binomial tree model for random price changes. It is well known that this classical one-dimensional random walk converges weakly to Brownian motion in the proper space-time scaling limit. Actual stock prices changes occur not at regular times but at random times according to the order flow in an electronic limit order book...   More >

Fossil Coffee presents: GSA practice talks

Seminar | September 24 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 1101 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Julia Anderson, Kat Magoulick, Tanner Frank, Integrative Biology, UC Berkeley

 UCMP

Graduate students practice their Geological Society of America Meeting talks and posters.

Organic Syntheses Seminar: New methods and strategies in the synthesis of natural products

Seminar | September 24 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Sergey Pronin, Department of Chemistry, UC Irvine

 College of Chemistry

New methods and strategies in the synthesis of terpenoid and polyketide natural products will be discussed

SPH Fall 2019 Brown Bag Series: A world without private insurance? Is that really what we want?

Seminar | September 24 | 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 5101 Berkeley Way West

 Terry Bayer, Health Care Consultant and Mediator

 Public Health, School of

Terry Bayer, SPH Alumna, Healthcare Consultant and Mediator, has worked at a wide range of health care organizations focused on increasing access to quality healthcare services. She will discuss the role of private insurance and health care policy.

Student Faculty Macro Lunch - "Have Robots Taken All of Our Jobs Before? The Case of Mechanization in US Agriculture"

Presentation | September 24 | 12-1 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Emily Eisner, UCB

 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 online by September 20.

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.

Space Physics Seminar

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

 Space Sciences Laboratory (SSL)

Butterfly Walk

Tour/Open House | September 24 | 1:30-2:30 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join Sally Levinson, Garden volunteer propagator, docent and 'caterpillar lady', as she guides you through the Botanical Garden in search of butterflies. Children welcome.

Pre-registration is now required (Price includes Garden Admission)

Follow registration link for prices

  Register online

Fiery Skippers photo by Sarab Seth

Microsoft Excel Nested and Logical Functions

Course | September 24 | 1:30-4 p.m. | S300T Haas School of Business

 Human Resources

This course details the theory and syntax of nested Functions, including the integration of Logical Functions as well as the integration of Formulas with Functions. Calculation auditing features are reviewed to provide methods of inspecting concealed processing steps. Please note: Although there is no required prerequisite for this course, it is highly recommended to attend Microsoft Excel...   More >

  Register online

Seminar 218, Psychology and Economics: Overconfidence and Prejudice

Seminar | September 24 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Botond Koszegi, Central European University

 Department of Economics

Link to Working Paper

ABSTRACT: We explore conclusions a person draws from observing society when he allows for the possibility that individuals’ outcomes are affected by group-level discrimination. Injecting a single non-classical assumption, that the agent is overconfident about himself, we explain...   More >

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research and Finding a Mentor Workshop

Workshop | September 24 | 2-3 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

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

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research

If you are thinking about getting involved in undergraduate research, this workshop is a great place to start! You will get a broad overview of the research opportunities available to undergraduates on campus, and strategies for connecting with faculty members who can guide you.

The Annual IDV MH Symposium-2019 Field Study Poster Session

Conference/Symposium | September 24 | 2:30-4 p.m. | Berkeley Way West, Colloquia Rooms-1102 and 1104

 Dr. Lee Riley-opening remarks, IDV MPH-Event is sponsored by CEND

 Public Health, School of

Annual IDV MPH Field Study Symposium will be held on Tuesday, Sept 24 from 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the BWW Colloquia Rooms. SPH and campus Community faculty and students are cordially invited to join us to learn about IDV MPH students Field Study work and their amazing project and experience.

Will it still be the Economy, Stupid, in 2020?

Panel Discussion | September 24 | 3-5 p.m. | Barrows Hall, Social Science Matrix, 820

 Social Science Matrix

Featured Speakers:

James Campbell
UB Distinguished Professor of Political Science at SUNY Buffalo

Douglas Rivers
Chief Scientist, yougov.

Lynn Vavreck
Marvin Hoffenberg Chair in American Politics and Public Policy, UCLA

Chair Gabriel Lenz
Professor of Political Science UC Berkeley

Will it still be the Economy, Stupid, in 2020?

Panel Discussion | September 24 | 3-5 p.m. | Barrows Hall, Social Science Matrix, 820

 Department of Political Science, Social Science Matrix

Featured Speakers:

James Campbell
UB Distinguished Professor of Political Science at SUNY Buffalo

Douglas Rivers
Chief Scientist, yougov.

Lynn Vavreck
Marvin Hoffenberg Chair in American Politics and Public Policy, UCLA

Chair Gabriel Lenz
Professor of Political Science UC Berkeley

Butterfly Walk

Tour/Open House | September 24 | 3-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join Sally Levinson, Garden volunteer propagator, docent and 'caterpillar lady', as she guides you through the Botanical Garden in search of butterflies. Children welcome.

Pre-registration is now required (Price includes Garden Admission)

Follow registration link for prices

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Fiery Skippers photo by Sarab Seth

Harmonic Analysis and Differential Equations Student Seminar: Infinite time blow-up solutions to the energy critical wave maps equation

Seminar | September 24 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Mohandas Pillai, Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

This talk will be about the wave maps problem with domain $\mathbb R^{2+1}$ and target $\mathbb S^2$ in the 1-equivariant, topological degree one setting. In this setting, we recall that the soliton is a harmonic map from $\mathbb R^2$ to $\mathbb S^2$, with polar angle equal to $Q_1(r) = 2 \arctan (r)$. By applying the scaling symmetry of the equation, $Q_{\lambda }(r) = Q_1(r \lambda )$ is also...   More >

Seminar 281, International Trade and Finance: Factor Allocation, Informality and Transit Improvements: Evidence from Mexico City

Seminar | September 24 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Roman D. Zarate, UC Berkeley

 Department of Economics

Does transit infrastructure improve allocative efficiency? Are the welfare gains of these projects larger or smaller considering this channel? This paper examines the impact of transit improvements on allocative efficiency by analyzing its effect on the informal sector. I combine a rich collection of Mexican microdata and exploit the construction of new subways lines with a spatial general...   More >

Alexander Pines Lecture: Imaging in biology and bio-medicine

Seminar | September 24 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Steven Chu, Department of Physics, Stanford University

 College of Chemistry

In recent years, new imaging probes such as organic dyes, green fluorescent proteins, optical tweezers, single molecule FRET, and super-resolution microscopy are having a profound impact on biological sciences. I will discuss our development of improved, photostable rare earth nanoparticles that allow the long-term, real time tracking of cargos in neurons. We observe that the number of engaged...   More >

Bone Functional Adaptation by Remodeling: In Silico Modeling and Experiment

Seminar | September 24 | 4-5 p.m. | 3110 Etcheverry Hall

 Professor Taiji Adachi, Institute for Frontier Life and Medical Sciences; Kyoto University, Japan

 Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME)

Abstract: Bone structure is maintained by mechanical adaptation by remodeling, in which osteoclastic bone resorption and osteoblastic bone formation are in harmony with each other under the regulation by mechanosensory network of osteocytes in bone matrix. An imbalance between bone resorption and formation due to disuse results in metabolic bone disorders such as osteoporosis. Cell and molecular...   More >

Socioemotional Development of Dual Language Learners and Children of Immigrant Families: The Roles of Culture, Language, and Parenting

Colloquium | September 24 | 4-5:30 p.m. |  Shorb House, Latinx Research Center

 2547 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA 94720

 Qing Zhou, Associate Professor of Psychology, UC Berkeley

 Institute for the Study of Societal Issues, Department of Psychology, Institute of Human Development

Children of immigrant families and dual language learners are exposed to diverse cultural values and languages in early development and face developmentally unique challenges and opportunities. In this talk, Professor Zhou will discuss the ecological model for understanding risk and protective factors for psychological adjustment in children of immigrant families and language minority homes.

UC Berkeley Cloud Computing Meetup

Meeting | August 27, 2019 – August 25, 2020 the last Tuesday of the month every month | 4:30-7 p.m. |  Berkeley SkyDeck Penthouse

 Data Sciences

This meetup is aimed at bringing together students, researchers, faculty, IT staff and the wider local community to learn, share and discuss our work in designing and operating services built on cloud computing architectures.

We will feature speakers and engaging discussions around current issues in cloud computing often with an enterprise focus.

Career Connections: Non-Tech Roles in Tech

Social Event | September 24 | 5-7 p.m. | Career Center (2440 Bancroft Way), Blue and Gold Room

 Cal Alumni Association, Career Center

Seeking alumni and professionals working in a variety of non-technical roles within the tech industry, from sales and marketing to HR/recruitment and product management, to help promote the range of non-technical opportunities and backgrounds represented within this growing industry.

International Student Back-to-School Carnival

Social Event | September 24 | 5-7 p.m. | International House, Sproul Rooms

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Welcome back to another great school year! Come celebrate the fall semester with a back-to-school carnival hosted by the Berkeley International Office. Make connections with others in the international student community! There will be food, carnival games, prizes, face painting, and more! All are welcome.

Please RSVP here!

Rebecca Whittington | Tug-of-Ear: The Play of Dialect in Modern Bengali and Tamil Literature

Lecture | September 24 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Rebecca Whittington

 Lawrence Cohen, Professor in Anthropology and South and Southeast Asian Studies and the co-director of the Medical Anthropology Program

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Department of South & Southeast Asian Studies, Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies, The Subir & Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies

A talk by Dr. Rebecca Whittington on an understudied aspect of modern South Asian literature: the representation of dialect and colloquial language.

Schlumberger Info-Session

Information Session | September 24 | 6-8 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Come join us! This will be a chance for you to talk to some awesome engineers about their work in high-performance computing, machine learning, IoT, and other areas. Resumés will be collected, and food will be provided. Internship and full-time opportunities are available for both undergrads and grad students.

Company Description:

SOFTWARE TECHNOLOGY INNOVATION CENTER

Schlumberger...   More >

Engineering a Refreshing Solution: Hydro Flask Co-Founder Travis Rosbach at the Berkeley Forum

Lecture | September 24 | 6-7 p.m. |  N270 Chou Hall

 Travis Rosbach

 The Berkeley Forum

Today, the Hydro Flask is one of the most used water bottles around the world, with its application of vacuum technology to an everyday, durable, and visually appealing product. During his talk, Travis will walk through his experience with the company and provide his insights for young entrepreneurs.

Speaker Bio

Hydro Flask, a maker of double-wall vacuum insulated stainless steel water...   More >

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Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Respect in Action: Listening, Expression and Dialogue

Course | September 25 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | 24 University Hall

 Staff Ombuds Office

Learn practical steps for promoting respectful conduct at work, including current research on workplace incivility and guidelines for considerate conduct. Participants will also learn how to increase understanding of preferences around respectful communication, and effective ways to respond to rudeness.

  Register online

Computer Health Matters: User Friendly Workstations (BEUHS400)

Workshop | September 25 | 9-10 a.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

 Greg Ryan, Be Well at Work - Ergonomics

 Be Well at Work - Ergonimics

Learn how to set up a user-friendly workstation and practice stretches to help relieve computer-related aches and pains. This workshop is required to qualify for computer ergonomics matching funds.

  Register online

Keyboards and Mice: Ergonomic Alternatives (BEUHS401)

Workshop | September 25 | 10:10-11 a.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

 Greg Ryan, Campus Ergonomist, Be well at Work - Ergonomics

 Be Well at Work - Ergonimics

Learn about the ergonomics of keyboards and pointing devices, including appropriate workstation set-up, postures, and techniques for using them. Find out about the keyboards and pointing devices covered by the Computer Ergonomics Matching Funds Program. Enroll online at the UC Learning Center.

  Register online

Law and Graduate School Fair

Career Fair | September 25 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. |  Lower Sproul Plaza

 Career Center

Don't miss this opportunity to meet with representatives from nearly 30 Law Schools and more than 60 Graduate / Professional Schools. See below for sample lists of participating schools.

• Gain a real advantage in the application process by getting to know admissions representatives
• Learn about application procedures, prerequisites and what makes an applicant successful
• Find out where...   More >

Law and Graduate School Fair

Career Fair | September 25 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. |  Lower Sproul Plaza

 Career Center

Don't miss this opportunity to meet with representatives from nearly 30 Law Schools and 60 Graduate / Professional Schools...there is something for everyone at the Graduate School Fair!
• Law schools
• Graduate and professional schools
• MBA and finance programs
• Education programs
• Engineering programs
• Public policy programs
• Health professions, medical schools, public health, and...   More >

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Regulation of mRNA trafficking by RNA binding proteins in Neurons

Seminar | September 25 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building

 Robert Singer, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Copyright and Fair Use for Digital Projects

Workshop | September 25 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Barrows Hall, 356B: D-Lab Convening Room

 Rachael Samberg, Scholarly Communication Officer

 Library

This training will help you navigate the copyright, fair use, and usage rights of including third-party content in your digital project. Whether you seek to embed video from other sources for analysis, post material you scanned from a visit to the archives, add images, upload documents, or more, understanding the basics of copyright and discovering a workflow for answering copyright-related...   More >

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Combinatorics Reading Seminar: Asymptotics of the longest increasing subsequence of a permutation

Seminar | September 25 | 11:10 a.m.-12:10 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Jorge Garza Vargas, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

The main goal of this talk is to show that the longest increasing subsequence of a random permutation, when normalized by square root of n, converges in probability to the constant 2. We will begin the talk by briefly discussing previous results that address the simpler problem of finding the limit of the normalized expectation of the longest increasing subsequence. Then we will proceed to...   More >

Genetics and Education: Recent Developments in the Context of an Ugly History and an Uncertain Future: A Demography Brown Bag Talk

Colloquium | September 25 | 12-1 p.m. | 2232 Piedmont, Seminar Room

 Benjamin Domingue, Professor, Sociology, Stanford University

 Population Science, Department of Demography

Ben Domingue is an assistant professor in the Graduate School of Education at Stanford University. He is interested in how student outcomes are leveraged to inform our understanding of student learning, teacher performance, and the efficacy of other programs.

The English Garden: Noon Concert Series

Performing Arts - Music | September 25 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

20th century English art song cycles by Vaughan Williams, Finzi, Gurney performed by students of the vocal studies program.
William Basset, baritone
Emily Drummond, mezzo-soprano
Luke Dzwonczyk, baritone
Jeffrey Sykes, piano
Nikolas Nackley, director


Free. No reserved seating.


Doors: 12:00pm
Concert: 12:15-1pm

Floods, droughts, and salmon-supporting vs cyanobacterial food webs in California North Coast rivers

Lecture | September 25 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Mary Power, Professor, Integrative Biology

 Archaeological Research Facility

About the Speaker:
Mary Power's research interests center on river food webs. She has studied interactions among fish, birds, invertebrates, and algae in temperate and tropical rivers, and has a particular interest in how attributes of species affect food web structure and dynamics, and how strengths of these interactions change under different environmental regimes. Her team has studied, for...   More >

MVZ LUNCH SEMINAR - Andrew Whitehead: Title TBA

Seminar | September 25 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 VLSB, Grinnell-Miller Library

 Andrew Whitehead

 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 >

Rebooting AI

Seminar | September 25 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 545 Li Ka Shing Center

 Gary Marcus, NYU

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Plant and Microbial Biology Seminar: "Receptor networks underpin plant immunity"

Seminar | September 25 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall

 Sophien Kamoun, Senior Scientist, The Sainsbury Laboratory

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

Sophien Kamoun is a senior scientist at the Sainsbury Laboratory and a professor at the University of East Anglia. His group studies how filamentous plant pathogens, such as the Irish potato famine pathogen Phytophthora infestans, infect plants, and the plant processes that are modulated by these pathogens.

Townsend Book Chat with Michael Lucey: Someone: The Pragmatics of Misfit Sexualities, from Colette to Hervé Guibert

Lecture | September 25 | 12-1 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens

 Townsend Center for the Humanities

Imagine trying to tell someone something about yourself and your desires for which there are no words. Lucey examines characters from 20th-century French literary texts whose sexual forms prove difficult to conceptualize or represent.

BioE Seminar - David Camarillo: Bioengineering Department Seminar

Seminar | September 25 | 12-1 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 David Camarillo, Stanford University

 Bioengineering (BioE)

“Precision measurement and prevention of mild brain trauma”
David Camarillo -- Assistant Professor of Bioengineering, Mechanical Engineering and Neurosurgery, Stanford University

The Kiutu incantation-prayers: Or a literary genre inspired by a single composition

Lecture | September 25 | 12-1 p.m. | 254 Barrows Hall

 Beatrice Baragli, Visiting Scholar, Near Eastern Studies

 Near Eastern Studies

The Sumerian Kiutu incantation-prayers addressed to the sun god Utu constitute a small genre of roughly 20 texts, but which includes compositions that are very different from each other. Since these texts were categorized as such according to ancient criteria, the modern reader would face the following question: Why were so different texts labeled in the same way? This talk will analyze the...   More >

CITRIS Research Exchange - Jiang Lin

Seminar | September 25 | 12-1 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium, 310

 CITRIS and the Banatao Institute

CITRIS Research Exchange delivers fresh perspectives on information technology and society from distinguished academic, industry, and civic leaders. CITRIS Research Exchange is free and open to the public. Register by the Monday prior to the event to receive lunch.

  RSVP online

Relaxing Sound Meditation (BEUHS066)

Workshop | September 25 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club

 Melissa Felsenstein, Inner Sounds Meditation

 Be Well at Work - Employee Assistance

Unplug and feel an empty mind as you are immersed in tone and vibration of quartz crystal bowls and other instruments during this free Sound Bath. Learn how live calming sounds can be help reduce stress, release tension, balance the nervous system, and encourage healthier sleep.

Meditate without effort and unlock new creative insight, sharpened instincts, and a doorway into a calm mind. Many...   More >

  Enroll online

The TDPS Speaker Series presents Vince Medina and Louis Trevino of mak-'amham | Ohlone Foods Teach-In and Lunch

Presentation | September 25 | 1-3 p.m. |  Café Ohlone, University Press Books

 2430 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Vince Medina; Louis Trevino, co-founders, mak-'amham

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

Vince Medina and Louis Trevino, co-founders of mak-'amham, will lead the preparation of traditional Ohlone foods from fruits, spices, nuts, herbs, teas, and other selected items gathered in their indigenous homelands of the East Bay and the Carmel Valley.

 The event and meal are free, but advanced registration is required as seating is limited. Register online

Creating Undergraduate Discovery Projects: Strategies for Making the Most of Your Undergraduate Years

Workshop | September 25 | 1 p.m. | Durant Hall, Room 9

 Office of Undergraduate Research

At UC Berkeley, undergraduates develop their passions through discovery projects that deepen their learning, better the world, and launch their futures. In this workshop, you gain strategies for creating powerful learning experiences, seeking funding for your projects, and building community at UC Berkeley in a way that will support your life goals.

Gilman Scholarship Essay Review

Special Event | September 25 | 2-4 p.m. | 160 Stephens Hall

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Are you applying to the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship?

Come to the Gilman Scholarship Essay Review and get feedback on your application essays from recent Gilman Scholars from UC Berkeley.

Two-Year Home Country Physical Presence Requirement Workshop

Workshop | September 25 | 2-4 p.m. |  International House

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

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

At this workshop, you will...   More >

Topology Seminar (Introductory Talk): Ideal pants block manifolds and Dehn filling

Seminar | September 25 | 2:10-3 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 William Worden, Rice University

 Department of Mathematics

We will cover some standard hyperbolic 3-manifold background, and describe Agol’s construction of a certain class of hyperbolic 3-manifolds, which we call ideal pants block manifolds. These manifolds decompose along thrice-punctured spheres into pieces that consist of either one or two regular ideal octahedra.

Weekly Coffee Break

Social Event | August 28 – December 4, 2019 every Wednesday | 3-4 p.m. |  Windmill Coffee House

 2131 Durant, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Berkeley International Office's Coffee Break is a weekly opportunity for UC Berkeley global students to meet and engage with one another in a relaxing environment. It’s a chance to enjoy free coffee, share stories about your experiences on campus, and get to know Berkeley International Office advisers. All UC Berkeley students are invited. Students are free to talk about anything, but we'll also...   More >

How to Email a Professor to Get a Positive Response: Workshop

Workshop | September 25 | 3-4 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

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

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Do you need to email a professor you've never met before to ask for their help, but you don't know where to start? Have you ever written a long email to a professor, only to receive no response, or not the one you hoped? If so, this workshop is for you! We will discuss how to present yourself professionally over email to faculty and other professionals ...   More >

BLISS Seminar: Searching for Interactions in Linear Time

Seminar | September 25 | 3-4 p.m. | 400 Cory Hall

 Feng Ruan, UC Berkeley

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

We tackle the problem of variable selection with a focus on discovering interactions between variables. With p variables, there are O(p^k) possible interactions of order k making exhaustive search infeasible. We show that it is nonetheless possible to identify the variables involved in interactions (of any order) with only linear computation cost, O(p), and in a nonparametric fashion. Our...   More >

Reading by Author: Sproutlands. Tending the endless gift of trees

Reading - Nonfiction | September 25 | 3-4 p.m. | 112 Hilgard Hall

 William Bryant Logan, Arborist, NYC

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

In his educational and reassuring volume on ecology and sustainability, New York City arborist Logan (Air: The Restless Shaper of the World) sets out to explain processes of regeneration and ways in which trees feed off one another. He observes that though “a tree is in a forest... there is also a forest in each tree,” in that “every new branch arises on its parent’s stem in exactly the same way...   More >

24 Frames: In Focus: Abbas Kiarostami

Film - Series | September 25 | 3:10 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Ahmad Kiarostami

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Post-screeing lecture by Ahmad Kiarostami.
Ahmad Kiarostami is a San Francisco–based entrepreneur with a wide range of experience, from startups to producing films and making music videos.

Kiarostami’s final, posthumously released work strips cinema down to its essence: a single frame, creating a hypnotic meditation on image making and the act of seeing that pays tribute to both cinema and...   More >

Localization of Gaussian disordered systems at low temperature

Seminar | September 25 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Erik Bates, U.C. Berkeley

 Department of Statistics

The fundamental premise of statistical mechanics is that a physical system's state is random according to some probability measure, which is determined by the various forces of interaction between the system's constituent particles. In the ``disordered" setting, these interactions are also random (meant to capture the effect of a random medium), meaning the probability measure is itself a random...   More >

24 Frames: In Focus: Abbas Kiarostami

Film - Series | September 25 | 3:10 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Ahmad Kiarostami

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Post-screeing lecture by Ahmad Kiarostami.
Ahmad Kiarostami is a San Francisco–based entrepreneur with a wide range of experience, from startups to producing films and making music videos.

Kiarostami’s final, posthumously released work strips cinema down to its essence: a single frame, creating a hypnotic meditation on image making and the act of seeing that pays tribute to both cinema and...   More >

Berkeley Number Theory Learning Seminar: Introduction to Hurwitz spaces

Seminar | September 25 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Michael Seaman, University of California, Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

EECS Colloquium: Steps Toward Super Intelligence and the Search for a New Path

Colloquium | September 25 | 4-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, 306 (HP Auditorium)

 Rodney Brooks, MIT

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

In his 1950 paper "Computing Machinery and Intelligence" Alan Turing estimated that sixty people working for fifty years should be able to program a computer (running at 1950 speed) to have human level intelligence. AI researchers have spent orders of magnitude more effort than that and are still not close. Why has AI been so hard and what are the problems...   More >

Rivera and the Detroit Murals: A Personal Journey

Lecture | September 25 | 4-5 p.m. |  2334 Bowditch (Center for Latin American Studies) | Canceled

 Harley Shaiken, Director, UC Berkeley, Center for Latin American Studies

 Center for Latin American Studies

March 1932 was not a good time to come to Detroit. Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo arrived in the city in the midst of a plummeting economy and social upheaval. The artists painted during grim economic times, yet Rivera’s dream of a popular international art has found an enthusiastic new audience, and Kahlo has become iconic throughout the world. In this talk, Harley Shaiken will explore the ways in...   More >

Diego Rivera and Frida Kahlo kiss on the scaffolding in Detroit. (Photo courtesy of the Detroit Institute of Art.)

Heather Boushey | Unbound: How Inequality Constricts Our Economy and What We Can Do about It: IRLE Speaker Series

Lecture | September 25 | 4-6 p.m. |  2521 Channing Way (Inst. for Res. on Labor & Employment)

 Heather Boushey, Washington Center for Equitable Growth

 Institute of Research on Labor & Employment

Do we have to choose between equality and prosperity? Heather Boushey insists that rising inequality actually undermines growth. She will discuss how we can preserve the best of our nation’s economic and political traditions by pursuing policies that reduce inequality—and by doing so, boost broadly shared economic growth.

Developing advanced scattering techniques for thin film characterization / Interaction Parameters Governing Self-Assembly of Block Copolymer Electrolytes and the Isotaksis Point

Colloquium | September 25 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall

 Peter Dudenas, PhD student in the McCloskey Group and Weber Group; Whitney Loo, PhD student in the Balsara Group

 Department of Chemical Engineering

Developing advanced scattering techniques for thin film characterization / Interaction Parameters Governing Self-Assembly of Block Copolymer Electrolytes and the Isotaksis Point

Overlapping Clustering Models, and One (class) SVM to Bind Them All: Neyman Seminar

Seminar | September 25 | 4-5 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Purnamrita Sarkar, UT Austin

 Department of Statistics

People belong to multiple communities, words belong to multiple topics, and books cover multiple genres; overlapping clusters are commonplace. Many existing overlapping clustering methods model each person (or word, or book) as a non-negative weighted combination of “exemplars” who belong solely to one community, with some small noise. Geometrically, each person is a point on a cone whose corners...   More >

Fung Institute presents: Engineering Leadership Speaking Series

Lecture | September 4 – December 4, 2019 every Wednesday with exceptions | 4-5:30 p.m. | 310 Sutardja Dai Hall

 Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership

Join UC Berkeley Master of Engineering students for an executive speaker series with leaders from different technology industries. The technology industry forms a vital part of the Northern California economy and these sessions provide an opportunity to deepen your understanding and connections. Engage with innovative leaders from top companies, deepen your industry and functional knowledge and...   More >

RTMP Seminar: Noncommutative Pentagram map

Seminar | September 25 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Michael Shapiro, Michigan State University

 Department of Mathematics

A pentagram map is a discrete integrable transformation on the space of projective classes of (twisted) $n$-gons in projective plane. We will discuss a classical and non-commutative version of pentagram map and its integrability properties.

MSW Admissions Information Session

Information Session | September 25 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 5 Haviland Hall

 Social Welfare, School of

This group admissions advising session is designed to provide an overview of the admissions process and degree requirements of the MSW program.

The MSW Admissions Information Session will be held in the School of Social Welfare, located in Haviland Hall (Room 5) on the north side of the Berkeley campus.

Topology Seminar: Small knots of large Heegaard genus

Seminar | September 25 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 3 Evans Hall

 William Worden, Rice University

 Department of Mathematics

Building off ideas developed by Agol, we construct a family of hyperbolic knots $K_n$ whose complements contain no closed incompressible surfaces (i.e., they are small) and have Heegaard genus exactly $n$. These are the first known examples of small knots having large Heegaard genus. In the first part of the talk we will describe a beautiful construction due to Agol for building hyperbolic...   More >

Research Transparency and Reproducibility in Economics and Beyond: UC Berkeley Economics Departmental Seminar

Lecture | September 25 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. |  Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center

 Ted Miguel, UC Berkeley Economics

 Berkeley Institute for Data Science

Full details about this lecture are posted here: https://bids.berkeley.edu/events/research-transparency-reproducibility-economics-and-beyond

Seminar 208, Microeconomic Theory (Departmental Seminar): "Research Transparency and Reproducibility in Economics and Beyond"

Seminar | September 25 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | Bechtel Engineering Center, Sibley Auditorium

 Edward Miguel, UC Berkeley

 Department of Economics

Amazon Info-Session

Information Session | September 25 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Please join Amazon for an info session to learn about our Software Development Engineer intern and full-time roles!

Food will be provided!

www.amazon.jobs/student-programs
Software Development Engineer, Intern: 908695
Software Development Engineer, Full-time: 908703

Evolving Economies of Cannabis

Lecture | September 25 | 6-7:30 p.m. |  Hearst Museum of Anthropology

 Dr. Beau Kilmer, RAND Corporation; Dr. Ann A. Laudati, UC Berkeley

 Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology, Botanical Garden

Two leading experts will speak about the economic and social implications of a growing global cannabis industry.

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Big Ideas Information Session

Information Session | September 25 | 6 p.m. | B100 Blum Hall

 Darryl Diptee, 2019 winner for Sonic Eyewear Project

 Data Sciences

Big Ideas is an early-stage, student-led, innovation contest that connects students with the mentorship, training, and resources needed to successfully conceptualize, deploy, and scale their social ventures. Open to undergraduate and graduate students, the Contest awards up to $300,000 in prizes annually. Since its founding in 2006, Big Ideas has inspired over 2,000 student-led projects aimed at...   More >

Big Ideas Information Session

Information Session | September 25 | 6-7:30 p.m. | B100 Blum Hall

 The Big Ideas Contest

Calling all student innovators! Come to the Big Ideas information session to learn how you can access resources and up to $20K for your social impact project. The Big Ideas Contest is an innovation contest that provides funding, training, networks, and recognition to interdisplinary teams of students who have big ideas! Come learn more about the application requirements and resources Big Ideas...   More >

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.

The Distinguished Lecture in Astronomy: From Spinning Black Holes to Exploding Stars: New Views on the Energetic Universe

Lecture | September 25 | 6:30-7:45 p.m. | 105 Stanley Hall

 Fiona A. Harrison, Benjamin M. Rosen Professor of Physics, Caltech

 Department of Astronomy

Using space-based telescopes that image the cosmos in high energy radiation, Professor Harrison is exploring the densest, hottest, and most energetic regions in the Universe. These observatories are helping us to understand how black holes grow, how the elements that make up life are forged in extreme environments, and how matter behave in conditions beyond any we can create on Earth.

Ism, Ism, Ism: Latin Camp

Film - Series | September 25 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

If nostalgia is the impossibility of a return to origin, queer nostalgia is the salvage of a symbolic past. These filmmakers borrow an alternative reading of Hollywood stars, figures who are also sites for mining, appropriation, and excess. These divas suggest private and collective mythologies that work against linear conceptions of time and history. This program proposes a new constellation of...   More >

Tears and Smoke: Voices from Hong Kong to America

Panel Discussion | September 25 | 7-8:15 p.m. |  Moe's Books

 2476 Telegraph Ave., Berkeley, CA 94704

 National Lawyers Guild, Berkeley Law Chapter

Organized by the Bauhinia Project, this event aims to dispel misinformation and clarify the protests still ongoing in Hong Kong, by offering a perspective in Hong Kong's own voices. Hongkongers now in Berkeley have been invited to speak -- including poets, protesters, former student leader of the Umbrella Movement, and advocates now working at local Bay Area nonprofits.