<< Week of September 29 >>

Sunday, September 29, 2019

Fall Plant Sale

Sale | September 29 | 9 a.m.-3 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join us this year for our annual Fall Plant Sale! Members Sale, 9 - 10:30 am; Open to the Public, 10:30 am - 3 pm.

Shop For Exceptional Plants
Buy rare cycads and palms, carnivorous plants, succulents, subtropicals, houseplants, and a wide selection of drought-tolerant plants from around the world. There is something for everyone at the plant sale!

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Exploration of Forms: Afro-Pop Dance Workshop

Performing Arts - Dance | September 29 | 1-3 p.m. |  Bancroft Studio (2401 Bancroft)

 Philip Amo Agyapong

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

This free workshop will start with an introduction of African Popular dance; the roots of the dance and its current space. The names and meaning of movements, and the socio-political and economic relevance to it communities will also be addressed. We will then practice some Afro-Pop movements like Azonto, Shorkie, Amanda, Gwara gwara, Kupe, Gweta, Shoo, etc.

 Free and open to the public.

Green Days

Film - Animated | September 29 | 3:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

As suggested by the name of Ahn Jae-hoon’s animation studio, Meditation with a Pencil, his first feature film—part of a trilogy, which he describes as “a fantasy story for all the children and those who once were”—began with all of the initial drawings done by hand. This warmhearted coming-of-age story is set in a rural town in the early 1980s, the period of the director’s “green days” of youth...   More >

Reading: Jheyda McGarrell, Vasiliki Ioannou, Ocean Escalanti

Reading - Literary | September 29 | 4 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Multidisciplinary artist Jheyda McGarrell works with community organizing group Art Hoe Collective and has been featured in Dazed, Juxtapoz, and other publications. Vasiliki Ioannou is an artist, archivist, and writer whose work is about chronic illness, fantasies, and inbetweenness. Ocean Escalanti is a multifaceted artist who studied printmaking at the San Francisco Art Institute and works in...   More >

Tash Sultana: with guest: The Teskey Brothers

Performing Arts - Music | September 29 | 6:30 p.m. |  Hearst Greek Theatre

 Another Planet Entertainment

TASH SULTANA is a dynamic young artist who has commanded world attention since homemade videos of Tash went viral. A true virtuoso, Tash was soon selling out massive theatres globally and playing at the world’s biggest festivals – no mean feat for an artist who just a year before was recording songs on a go pro in a bedroom.

  Buy tickets online

The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner

Film - Feature | September 29 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

This novel-into-film is a devastating portrait of a young man’s turmoil, and a virtuoso display of film technique in translating that inner state into exterior imagery. Tom Courtenay stars as Colin Smith, who lives with his dying father, callous mother, and screaming siblings in a cramped house located somewhere between a rock and a hard place. He is sent to a reformatory where the outside...   More >

Monday, September 30, 2019

Ruchira Gupta | The Last Girl and Sex Trafficking: New Vulnerabilities in the New World Order

Lecture | September 30 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Ruchira Gupta, Founder of Indian anti-sex trafficking organization, Apne Aap

 Angana Chatterji, Research Anthropologist and Co-chair, Initiative on Political Conflict, Gender and People's Rights, Center for Race and Gender, UC Berkeley

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Center for Initiative on Political Conflict, Gender and People's Rights Race and Gender

Talk by founder of Indian anti-sex trafficking organization, Apne Aap, Ruchira Gupta on bottom-up approaches to end sex-trafficking and the intersecting inequalities that create its vulnerabilities. it will also delve into the aestheticization of exploitation in a world where the market can justify anything.

Connecting Developmental Science to Positive Social Impact: How Can IHD Promote Interdisciplinary Synergies?

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

 Department of Psychology

Please join our 2019 Launch Meeting to discuss the vision, mission, goals, and progress of The Institute of Human Development (IHD). This discussion will focus on the goal of better integrating and synergizing across the disciplines represented in BWW: Psychology, Education, and Public Health.

The basic purpose of an Organized Research Unit (ORU) at UC Berkeley is to support important research...   More >

Combinatorics Seminar: $(q,t,u)$-Catalan combinatorics and the Schiffmann algebra

Seminar | September 30 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Mark Haiman, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Some beautiful combinatorics discovered in the last decade or so revolves around two-parameter $(q,t)$ analogs of the Catalan numbers. The $(q,t)$ Catalan numbers and their various friends and relations come from an algebra of operators that act on symmetric functions in the theory of Macdonald polynomials. Thanks to work of Schiffmann–Vasserot and Feigin–Tsymbauliak it is now known that...   More >

GSPP Research Seminar

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

 Jason Okonofua, UCB Psychology

 Goldman School of Public Policy

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

Political Economy Seminar: “Persuasion on Networks”

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

 Konstantin Sonin, Professor, University of Chicago,

 Department of Economics

The Political Economy Seminar focuses on formal and quantitative work in the political economy field, including formal political theory.

String-Math Seminar: Extensions of Kac-Moody algebras and Calabi-Yau singularities

Seminar | September 30 | 2-3 p.m. | 402 LeConte Hall

 Miroslav Rapcak, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

We discuss a class of vertex operator algebras $\mathcal W_{m|n\times \infty }$ generated by a super-matrix of fields for each integral spin $1,2,3,\dots $. The algebras admit a large family of truncations that are in correspondence with holomorphic functions on the Calabi-Yau singularity given by solutions to $xy=z^mw^n$. We propose a free-field realization of such truncations generalizing the...   More >

OPT Document Check Workshop

Workshop | September 30 | 2-3 p.m. | 136 Barrows Hall

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Join Berkeley International Office as you prepare to put together your documents for your OPT application. This workshop will cover required documents, how to fill out the forms, and most common mistakes in the application. In addition, there will be a Q&A portion during which you can ask specific questions about your own application.

Please note that this workshop is specifically for OPT...   More >

How to Write a Research Proposal Workshop

Workshop | September 30 | 2:30-3:30 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.

Probabilistic Operator Algebra Seminar: Free amalgamated graph products

Seminar | September 30 | 3-5 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

 Archit Kulkarni and Jorge Garza Vargas, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

In the last two decades, tools from noncommutative probability theory have successfully been applied to study the spectra of graphs. In this direction, it has been shown that noncommutative notions of independence (classical, free, monotone and Boolean) correspond to previously studied graph products (Cartesian, free, comb and star, respectively). In this ongoing work, we introduce a new graph...   More >

Differential Geometry Seminar: Handle attachment and the normalized first eigenvalue

Seminar | September 30 | 3-4 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Henrik Matthiesen, University of Chicago

 Department of Mathematics

I will discuss asymptotic lower bounds of the first eigenvalue for two constructions of attaching degenerating handles to a given closed Riemannian surface. One of these constructions is relatively simple but often fails to strictly increase the first eigenvalue normalized by area. Motivated by this negative result, we then give a much more involved construction that always strictly increases the...   More >

Nez Perce Word for Shark

Colloquium | September 30 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Beth Piatote, University of California, Berkeley

 Department of Linguistics

In this talk Prof. Piatote will share some pieces of an essay collection that she is working on that deals with translation and language revitalization. The title of the manuscript (and the talk) is Nez Perce Word for Shark. She will also share excerpts from her forthcoming short story collection, The Beadworkers: Stories (Counterpoint 2019), that engage Nez Perce language and aesthetics, and...   More >

What’s up with Elective Selection?

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

 Mitchell L Stevens, Stanford University

 Graduate School of Education

Students’ freedom to choose majors and courses of study — elective selection — is a fundamental feature of undergraduate education in the United States. Researchers and policymakers take it for granted, and we shouldn’t. Elective selection is intellectually and politically convenient, but also creates wicked management problems. It empowers students to forge their own academic programs but also...   More >

Anti-government Protests in Hong Kong: Causes and Implications

Colloquium | September 30 | 4-6 p.m. | Institute of East Asian Studies (Golden Bear Center, 1995 University Ave., 5th floor), IEAS Conference Room

 Ming Sing, Associate Professor, The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

 Mary Kay Magistad, Graduate School of Journalism, UC Berkeley

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

Hong Kong has experienced its greatest political crisis in decades during this summer of discontents. This lecture will explore questions such as: What are the root causes of Hong Kong’s largest mass movement in history? Why has this extradition bill generated such intense and widespread reactions from the public? How did the situation deteriorate to this point and, if continued to intensify,...   More >

'Rock, Paper, Scissors, and Other Stories' with Maxim Osipov

Reading - Literary | September 30 | 4-6 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220

 Maxim Osipov, Author

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

The second lecture in the Fall 2019 Slavic Graduate Colloquium Series.

Author Maxim Osipov will relate stories from his recently published collection of short stories - the first in English. He will be joined by Sabrina Jaszi (Slavic).

Maxim Osipov. Rock, Paper, Scissors, and Other Stories: Bilingual Russian-English Reading

Reading - Literary | September 30 | 4:10-5:45 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 220, Geballe Room

 Maxim Osipov, Tarusa/Moscow

 Townsend Center for the Humanities, New York Review of Books, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures

Heralded as the Chekhov of the 21st century, Maxim Osipov is a writer of short stories that capture the poignant beauty and decay in the Russian provinces. This event is a bilingual reading and discussion, featuring stories from the new and highly acclaimed English translation of his work.

Seminar 208, Microeconomic Theory (joint with Political Economy Seminar): "Persuasion on Networks"

Seminar | September 30 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Konstantin Sonin, University of Chicago

 Department of Economics

New States in Complex Systems

Colloquium | September 30 | 4:15 p.m. | LeConte Hall, 1 LeConte Hall

 Dr. Adilson E. Motter, Northwestern University

 Department of Physics

Complex systems are often described by simple equations that nevertheless can lead to a rich variety of disparate solutions. Discovering and understanding the full spectrum of solutions that correspond to stable states is at the forefront of current research on the network modeling of complex systems. Recent work by our group and others has revealed a myriad of stable and metastable states with...   More >

Addressing Stress and Mental Health in (Chemistry) Graduate Education: SLAM Seminar Series

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

 Phil Buhlmann, Director of Graduate Studies, University of Minnesota

 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 >

What is Strange?

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

 Rabih Alameddine; Lawrence Rinder

 Arts + Design

Presented by BAMPFA

Rabih Alameddine, Author
Lawrence Rinder, Director, BAMPFA

Beirut and Bay Area–based, internationally acclaimed author Rabih Alameddine joins BAMPFA Director and Chief Curator Lawrence Rinder for a conversation on concepts of “strangeness” in relation to the museum’s exhibition Strange, which Rinder organized. Featuring works from many cultures and time periods that...   More >

What Is Strange? Rabih Alameddine and Lawrence Rinder in Conversation

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Beirut- and Bay Area–based, internationally acclaimed author Rabih Alameddine joins BAMPFA Director and Chief Curator Lawrence Rinder for a conversation on concepts of “strangeness” in relation to the exhibition Strange, which Rinder organized.

Alameddine’s most recent novel is the multi-award-winning The Angel of History. Other books include I, The Divine; Koolaids; The Perv; and the...   More >

Uber Tech Talk

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

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Come listen to speaker, Jakub Tucholski, talk about his experiences on the Maps team.

https://www.uber.com/us/en/careers/

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, October 1, 2019

Gilman Scholarship Application Deadline (Spring and Summer)

Deadline | October 1 | -9:50 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Online Application

 Berkeley Study Abroad

The U.S. Department of State’s Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship is a grant program that enables students of limited financial means to study or intern abroad.

The Gilman Scholarship Program is open to U.S. citizen undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding to participate in study and intern abroad programs worldwide.

For more information and to apply,...   More >

Garden Closed

Miscellaneous | January 1, 2019 – January 7, 2020 the first Tuesday of the month every month |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

The garden is closed on the first Tuesday of every month.

-Why is the Garden Closed one day a month?
For the safety of the public and the safety of the collection, the Garden’s Horticultural staff need one day per month to complete jobs that may pose safety risks to visitors, such as dropping tree limbs, renovating paths, or controlling pests.

-I’m only in Berkeley for one day from...   More >

Fossil Coffee Presents: Mark Uhen

Seminar | October 1 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 1101 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Mark Uhen, George Mason University

 UCMP

The origins of Cenozoic marine vertebrate faunas

Recent Advances in Enantioselective Cooperative Catalysis

Seminar | October 1 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Masayuki Wasa, Department of Chemistry, Boston College

 College of Chemistry

We have designed an enantioselective coupling of N-alkylamines and ,-unsaturated compounds by implementing the cooperative action of two Lewis acid catalysts that possess overlapping functions. We have achieved this by developing catalyst/substrate combinations that form frustrated Lewis pairs (FLPs), namely, active acids and bases whose mutual quenching (formation of “classic”...   More >

Seminar 217, Risk Management: Private Company Valuations by Mutual Funds

Seminar | October 1 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Speaker: Ayako Yasuda, UC Davis

 Consortium for Data Analytics in Risk

Mutual funds that invest in private securities value those securities at stale prices. Prices change on average every 2.5 quarters, vary across fund families, and are revised upward dramatically at follow-on funding events. The infrequent, but dramatic price changes yield predictably large fund returns. Fund investors can exploit the stale pricing by buying (selling) before (after) the follow-on...   More >

Control of leukocyte function and territoriality by lymphoid stroma

Seminar | October 1 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

 Shannon Turley, Genentech, Cancer Immunology

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Combinatorics Reading Seminar: Introduction to Ewens sampling formula

Seminar | October 1 | 11:10 a.m.-12:10 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Sebastian Hummel, Bielefield

 Department of Mathematics

I will give a brief introduction to the setup of Ewens sampling formula in the context of population genetics. The main aim will be to prove the formula using the combinatorial arguments of Griffiths/Lessard. Finally, if time permits, I explain Feller's construction to generate random permutations weighted by the number of their cycles.

SambaNova Systems Tech Talk

Information Session | October 1 | 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Abstract: The talk will be about how we are building a software stack and a specialized processor that allows deep learning applications to run orders of magnitude faster than on traditional hardware.

Speaker Bio: Victoria Popic received her PhD in Computer Science from Stanford. She is currently a Principal Software Engineer at SambaNova.

Lunch will be served. First 10 attendees will...   More >

Student Faculty Macro Lunch -

Presentation | October 1 | 12-1 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Martin Lettau, Berkeley Haas

 Clausen Center

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

  RSVP  by September 27.

Effective Communication Strategies (BEUHS184)

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

 Dori Sproul, Alzheimer's Association

 Be Well at Work - Elder Care Program

Communication is more than just talking and listening – it’s also about sending and receiving messages through attitude, tone of voice, facial expressions and body language. As people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias progress in their journey and the ability to use words is lost, families need new ways to connect. Join us to explore how communication takes place when someone has...   More >

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.

AmpEquity Speaker Series: Tony Prophet, Chief Equality Officer, Salesforce

Panel Discussion | October 1 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | Haas School of Business, Spieker Forum

 Center for Equity, Gender, and Leadership

Please join us for a conversation featuring Tony Prophet, Chief Equality Officer, Salesforce with Kellie McElhaney, Founding Director of The Center for Equity, Gender and Leadership (EGAL).

As Chief Equality Officer, Tony Prophet is certainly a leader that has questioned the status quo as he leads the efforts at Salesforce to build a workplace that reflects the diverse communities it serves...   More >

Space Physics Seminar

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

 Space Sciences Laboratory (SSL)

Microsoft Excel Formulas and Functions

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

 Human Resources

This course details the process by which calculations are created in Microsoft Excel workbooks. Emphasis is placed on the underlying theory and syntax of formulas and functions, as well as their complimentary abilities and use cases. Learning Objectives * Understand the fundamental differences of values vs. formats. * Use AutoCalculate to display summary information from multiple cells. *...   More >

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

Workshop | October 1 | 2-3 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 >

Harmonic Analysis and Differential Equations Student Seminar: Local energy, resolvents, and wave decay in the asymptotically flat setting

Seminar | October 1 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Katrina Morgan, MSRI

 Department of Mathematics

Asymptotically flat spacetimes (i.e. Lorentzian manifolds whose metric coefficients tend toward the flat metric as $|x| \to \infty $) arise in General Relativity, which has motivated many mathematical questions about wave behavior on such spacetimes. The dispersive estimate local energy decay has proven to be a powerful tool for studying these questions. It has been used to establish Strichartz...   More >

Clinical Science Psychology Student 3rd Year Talks

Colloquium | October 1 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 1104 Berkeley Way West

 Laura Bell and Devon Sandel

 Department of Psychology

Laura Bell
Title: Understanding the links among ADHD, personality, and wellbeing across development

Devon Sandel
Title: Emotion-Related Impulsivity: The Role of Affect in Self-Harm and Daily Life

McNair Scholars Program Deadline

Information Session | October 1 | 3:30-4 p.m. |  2515 Channing Way (Academic Achievement Program)

 Juan Esteva, Director, McNair Scholars Program

 Office of Undergraduate Research

The McNair Scholars Program prepares selected underrepresented or low-income UC Berkeley undergraduates for graduate study at the doctoral level. The goal of the McNair Scholars Program is to increase the number of underrepresented students in doctoral programs.

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: Markov chains from algebraic complexes

Seminar | October 1 | 3:45-4:45 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Perci Diaconis, Stanford University

 Department of Mathematics

There are many natural examples where a graded vector space can be associated to a combinatorial objet or variety. This comes with boundary maps and so homology and a Laplacian(down&up + up&down). Surprisingly often the Laplacian has all positive coefficients in a natural basis and a Markov chain can be found. Now, algebra and probability can be combined to get sharp analysis of the rate of...   More >

Coupled Colloidal Quantum Dot Molecules

Seminar | October 1 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Uri Banin, Institute of Chemistry & The Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

 College of Chemistry

Colloidal semiconductor Quantum Dots (CQDs) that contain hundreds to thousands of atoms manifest size dependent tunable properties and have reached an exquisite level of control, leading to their technological applications in optoelectronics and bioimaging. Considering them as artificial atoms, CQD molecules connected with molecular linkers such as DNA strands were studied. Yet, in these...   More >

Oliver E. Williamson Seminar Joint with IO Seminar: Scaling Auctions as Insurance: A Case Study in Infrastructure Procurement"

Seminar | October 1 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Evans Hall, Evans 648

 Shoshana Vasserman, Professor, Stanford GSB

 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 >

SkyDeck Career Fair: CoHosted By SkyDeck and ASUC

Career Fair | October 1 | 5-7 p.m. |  Bechtel Engineering Center

 ASUC (Associated Students of the University of California)

Wanting to jumpstart your fall recruitment process? Join Berkeley SkyDeck, in partnership with the Office of ASUC Senator Joseph Besgen/Associated Students of the University of California - ASUC, for a networking and recruiting event with companies actively seeking interns. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to network with 25+ diverse SkyDeck startups. Students from all disciplines are encouraged...   More >

Voices of Vietnam: A Century of Radio, Red Songs, and Revolution

Lecture | October 1 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Lonan O'Briain, Associate Professor of Music, University of Nottingham

 Center for Southeast Asia Studies

This lecture reconstructs an oral history of music production processes and listening practices during the Second Indochina War, when radio was the principal mass medium for sound-based communications and the primary source for new music. The research draws on interviews with current and former employees of the Voice of Vietnam radio, supplemented by recent print collections and archival documents.

Lonan O'Briain

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: Simplicial generation of Chow rings of matroids

Seminar | October 1 | 5-6 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Chris Eur, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Matroids are combinatorial objects that capture the essence of linear independence. A recent breakthrough in matroid theory is the development of Hodge theory of matroids by Adiprasito, Huh, and Katz, afforded by tools from tropical geometry. Meanwhile, matroids have also been studied as type A objects through the lens of Lie/Coxeter combinatorics. How do these two perspectives, tropical and...   More >

Disability, Masculinity and Global Human Rights: Intersections in politics, gender and social change

Reading - Nonfiction | October 1 | 5-6:30 p.m. | International House, Homeroom

 Dr. Victor Pineda, Lecturer, Department of City Planning, UC Berkeley

 Liz Plank, Journalist, Vox Media

 International House, Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society

Featuring a moderated discussion with influential Vox Journalist Liz Plank and Global Human Rights Champion, Dr. Victor Pineda

Liz Plank is an award-winning journalist as well as executive producer and host of several critically acclaimed digital series at Vox Media. She's been listed as one of Forbes's 30 Under 30, Mediaite's Most Influential in News Media, Marie Claire’s List of Most...   More >

[Discussion Panel] Careers in Labor and Social Justice Movements

Career Fair | October 1 | 5-6:30 p.m. | Career Center (2440 Bancroft Way), 3rd Floor

 UC BERKLEY LABOR CENTER, Career Center

This discussion panel and networking event is for students interested in careers working towards social and economic justice. This event will highlight the different kinds of jobs and pathways to working as community and labor organizers, researchers, and political advocates. Speaker backgrounds will include a variety of issues related to labor and social justice movements.

From Revolution to Routine? Patterns of German Democracy in the 20th Century

Lecture | October 1 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Lutz Raphael, Trier University, Germany

 Institute of European Studies, Pacific Regional Office of the German Historical Institute Washington, Center for German and European Studies, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft

Lutz Raphael explores the specificities of 100 years of German Democracy. Modern democracy develops under the double impact of revolutionary moments and everyday routines. To better understand the interplay between these two central elements in the history of German Democracy three different layers of temporality or change are taken into consideration. Firstly, four moments of revolutionary...   More >

Lutz Raphael

VSR Social Mixer

Social Event | October 1 | 6-8 p.m. |  Raleigh's Pub

 2438 Telegraph Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

On behalf of Berkeley International Office, we would like to invite you to attend our Visiting Student Researcher (VSR) Social Mixer! Enjoy this opportunity to meet and socialize with other scholars. All are welcome so feel free to invite friends, family, or new colleagues.

La Raza Law Journal Source Collect Training

Meeting | October 1 | 6-9 p.m. | 140 Boalt Hall, School of Law

 La Raza Law Journal

La Raza Law Journal Source Collect Training.

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

Free Wednesday at the Garden

Special Event | January 2 – December 4, 2019 the first Wednesday of the month every month |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Every first Wednesday at the Garden is free admission day.

Understanding the Process II: A Deeper Dive (BEUHS551)

Workshop | October 2 | 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Ed Center

 Mary Kelly, Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor/Disability Specialist, Be Well at Work - Disability Management

 Be Well at Work - Disability Management

Deeper Dive

Disability Management: Understanding the Process II-A Deeper Dive. This workshop is a hands-on continuation and application of concepts learned in the Disability Management: Understanding the Process workshop. Participants will have the opportunity to work through 'real' case scenarios, suggested by participants, we will...

- Do detailed analysis of work restrictions
- Identify...   More >

RAPDP - Foundational - Research Administration Overview and Research in a Regulatory Environment

Workshop | October 2 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | 24 University Hall

 Human Resources

Synopsis: An introductory workshop that presents key concepts in compliance and cost policy, including an overview of the regulatory hierarchy, the delegation of authority, and the types of research agreements managed by RAs. Learning Objectives: • State why there are regulations in research and name direct consequences of non-compliance • Define the Federal and University guidelines involved in...   More >

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OPT Document Check Webinar

Workshop | October 2 | 10-11 a.m. |  Online Webinar

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Join Berkeley International Office as you prepare to put together your documents for your OPT application. This webinar will cover required documents, how to fill out the forms, and most common mistakes in the application. In addition, there will be a Q&A portion during which you can ask specific questions about your own application.

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EHS 403 RUA On-Boarding

Course | October 2 | 10:30-11:30 a.m. | 370 University Hall

 IB

 Office of Environment, Health & Safety

Understanding Selective Autophagy

Seminar | October 2 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building

 Wade Harper, Harvard Medical School

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Discovery Station: Fruit and Seeds

Special Event | October 2 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Most plants are rooted in place, which makes dispersing their fruits and seeds particularly important. Discover how plants have adapted to distribute their seeds using wind, water and animals to help the next generation flourish and spread.

Combinatorics Reading Seminar: Introduction to Ewens sampling formula

Seminar | October 2 | 11:10 a.m.-12:10 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Sebastian Hummel, Bielefield

 Department of Mathematics

I will give a brief introduction to the setup of Ewens sampling formula in the context of population genetics. The main aim will be to prove the formula using the combinatorial arguments of Griffiths/Lessard. Finally, if time permits, I explain Feller's construction to generate random permutations weighted by the number of their cycles.

Study Abroad Office Hours at EOP

Miscellaneous | October 2 – December 4, 2019 every Wednesday with exceptions | 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, EOP at MLK BNorth

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Interested in studying abroad? A Berkeley Study Abroad Peer Adviser will hold office hours at EOP every Wednesday from 11:30am-1:30pm during the fall semester to answer questions about program options, scholarships, how to apply and additional services offered!

Sign-up for a spot on http://tinyurl.com/eopstudyabroad.

Agricultural strategies and environmental change in the ancient eastern Mediterranean

Lecture | October 2 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 John M. Marston, Associate Professor, Anthropology, Boston University

 Archaeological Research Facility

Marston presents recent work from an ancient urban center in central Anatolia (modern Turkey), where complex agricultural strategies were employed to adapt to coincident environmental and social change on both local and regional scales.

BioE Seminar - Joel Collier: Bioengineering Department Seminar

Seminar | October 2 | 12-1 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Joel Collier, Duke University

 Bioengineering (BioE)

"Active Immunotherapies from Supramolecular Assemblies"

Joel Collier, Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Duke University

What do Climate Change and Girls’ Education have to do with Food Security in the Sahel?

Lecture | October 2 | 12-2 p.m. | 5101 Berkeley Way West

 Daniel Perlman, PhD, Centre for Girls Education; Lawali Nassourou, PhD, University Abdou Moumouni; Alisha Graves, MPH, The OASIS Initiative

 The Bixby Center for Population, Health and Sustainability

Townsend Book Chat with Alva Noë: Infinite Baseball: Notes from a Philosopher at the Ballpark

Lecture | October 2 | 12-1 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens

 Townsend Center for the Humanities

Noë explores the many unexpected ways in which baseball is truly a philosophical kind of game — a window on language, culture, and the nature of human action, intertwined with deep and fundamental human truths.

Plant and Microbial Biology Seminar: "Functional analysis of genes in regulating perianth identity and development in orchids"

Seminar | October 2 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall

 Chang Hsien Yang, National Chung Hsing University

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

Dr. Yang's research interests include the study of the mechanisms controlling flower transition, flower organ formation, flower senescence and male sterility. For his work he has received the Outstanding Research Award from the National Science Council (NSC) and Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST), Academic Award and National Chair Professorships from the Ministry of Education (MOE). He...   More >

Racial fluidity and its impact on income inequality over time: A Demography Brown Bag Talk

Colloquium | October 2 | 12-1 p.m. | 2232 Piedmont, Seminar Room

 Jeronimo Muñiz, Professor, Sociology, University of British Columbia

 Population Science, Department of Demography

Jeronimo Muniz is an Associate Professor of Sociology from the Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil, and will be a Visiting Scholar with the department until the end of 2019. His main research employs quantitative methods and empirical simulations to understand the construction of racial “realities” from predefined analytical categories.

Piano and Cello: Noon Concert Series

Performing Arts - Music | October 2 | 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

CITRIS Research Exchange - 5G, Tech and Policy Leaders

Seminar | October 2 | 12-1 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium, 310

 CITRIS and the Banatao Institute

CITRIS Research Exchange is free and open to the public. Each one-hour seminar starts at 12 pm and is hosted at the Banatao Auditorium in Sutardja Dai Hall on the UC Berkeley campus unless otherwise noted. Register by the Monday prior to the event to receive lunch.

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Curator’s Talk: Julia White on Sakaki Hyakusen

Presentation | October 2 | 12 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Senior Curator for Asian Art Julia White introduces the first US exhibition focused on the art of Sakaki Hyakusen, the founding father of the Nanga school of painting in Japan. Her tour will highlight the extensive conservation of Mountain Landscape, a pair of six-fold screens considered one of Hyakusen’s masterpieces.

MVZ LUNCH SEMINAR - Speaker TBA: Title TBA

Seminar | October 2 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 VLSB, Grinnell-Miller Library

 TBA

 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 >

Self-Control in Nonverbal and Social Behavior Causes and Predicts Increases in the Attribution and Attainment of Status

Colloquium | October 2 | 12:10-1:15 p.m. | 1104 Berkeley Way West

 Dana R. Carney, Barbara and Gerson Bakar Faculty Fellow, BerkeleyHaas

 Institute of Personality and Social Research

In work led by Michael Rosenblum, we hypothesized that nonverbal and social behavioral demonstrations of self-control/restraint would lead to higher attributions of status—regardless of that person’s actual status.

Breastfeeding Your Baby/Returning to Work or School (BEUHS602)

Workshop | October 2 | 1-4:15 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club

 Tina Benitez, IBCLC, Certified Lactation Consultant

 Be Well at Work - Work/Life

This 3 hour class is taught by a certified lactation consultant and is broken up into two parts.

The first portion of the class, 1-3pm, addresses breastfeeding basics and problem solving. The second portion of class, 3:15-4:15pm, covers returning-to-work planning and breast pumps. Those who have already attended a breastfeeding class are welcome to join the last portion of the class.

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Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 2 – December 4, 2019 the first Wednesday of the month every month | 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

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 >

BLISS Seminar: Systematic Quantization of Neural Networks Through Second-Order Information

Seminar | October 2 | 3-4 p.m. | 400 Cory Hall

 Amir Gholami, UC Berkeley

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Model size and inference speed have become major challenged in the deployment of Neural Networks for many applications. A promising approach to address these is quantization. However, existing quantization methods use ad-hoc approaches and “tricks” that do not generalize to different models and require significant hand tuning. To address this, we have recently developed a new systematic approach...   More >

Outliers in the spectrum for products of independent random matrices

Seminar | October 2 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Philip Wood, U. C. Berkeley Mathematics

 Department of Statistics

For fixed positive integers m, we consider the product of m independent n by n random matrices with iid entries as in the limit as n tends to infinity. Under suitable assumptions on the entries of each matrix, it is known that the limiting empirical distribution of the eigenvalues is described by the m-th power of the circular law. Moreover, this same limiting distribution continues to hold if...   More >

The Entertainer

Film - Feature | October 2 | 3:10 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

“That’s right, chaps, remember we’re British!” That’s a running joke in this series, but it starts here. John Osborne’s screen adaptation of his tragicomisatiric play unabashedly retains an aura of theater, set against the evocative backdrop of a seedy seaside town. Laurence Olivier portrays a never-was music-hall comedian and philanderer, Archie Rice; Joan Plowright and Alan Bates (his screen...   More >

Berkeley Number Theory Learning Seminar: More Hurwitz spaces

Seminar | October 2 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Yanshuai Qin, University of California, Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Engineering ultrastable protein scaffolds for the programmable assembly of multifunctional nanobiomaterials/ New radical halogenases for the engineering of amino acid-based products

Colloquium | October 2 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall

 Sam Lim, PhD student in the Clark Group; Monica Neugebauer, PhD student in the Chang Group

 Department of Chemical Engineering

Engineering ultrastable protein scaffolds for the programmable assembly of multifunctional nanobiomaterials/New radical halogenases for the engineering of amino acid-based products

EECS Colloquium: How We Got Cellphone Antennas Wrong For 20 Years; and How We Fixed It

Colloquium | October 2 | 4-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, 306 (HP Auditorium)

 Eli Yablonovitch, Berkeley EECS

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Antenna Physics has been taken for granted in both Engineering and Physics. Yet when a new technology—cellphones—emerged nobody knew how to proceed. The result was a hilarious progression of cellphone antenna designs over 20 years, which made no scientific sense, yet were manufactured and distributed in hundreds of millions of units. The actual physics of antennas is hardly taught, nor is it...   More >

Center for Computational Biology Seminar: Reconstructing Human Population History in Africa using Genomic Data

Seminar | October 2 | 4-5 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center

 Brenna Henn, Associate Professor, UC Davis

 Center for Computational Biology

Over twenty-five years ago, geneticists sequenced mitochondrial DNA from a diverse sample of human populations and hypothesized that all humans have a common origin in Africa 200,000 years ago. The broad outlines of this hypothesis remain remarkably unaltered, but many details of our African origin continue to be elusive. After decades of advances in human genetics, we are no longer data limited...   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 >

From Smart Phones to Smart Students

Special Event | October 2 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 202 South Hall

 Pedro Ferreira

 Information, School of

Distraction versus learning with mobile devices in the classroom and student success

Topology Seminar: Doubly slice odd pretzel knots

Seminar | October 2 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 3 Evans Hall

 Clayton McDonald, Boston College

 Department of Mathematics

A knot K in $S^3$ is slice if it is the cross section of an embedded 2-sphere in $S^4$, and it is doubly slice if the 2-sphere is unknotted. Although slice knots are very well-studied, doubly slice knots have been given comparatively less attention. We prove that an odd pretzel knot is doubly slice if it has 2n+1 twist parameters consisting of n+1 copies of a and n copies of -a for some odd...   More >

Janaki Bakhle | Gandhi, Savarkar and the Muslim Question: Celebrating the 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi

Lecture | October 2 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Janaki Bakhle, Associate Professor of History, UC Berkeley

 Munis Faruqui, Director, Institute for South Asia Studies; Sarah Kailath Professor of India Studies; Associate Professor in the Department of South and Southeast Asian Studies

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies, Center for Initiative on Political Conflict, Gender and People's Rights Race and Gender, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Center for British Studies, Department of History

A talk by Professor Janaki Bakhle, Associate Professor of History at UC Berkeley.

Ancient Amazons: Warrior Women in Myth, Art, and Archaeology

Lecture | October 2 | 5-7 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Adrienne Mayor, Stanford University

 Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS)

Fierce Amazons are featured in some of the most famous Greek myths.
Every great hero, from Heracles to Achilles, battled these powerful warrior queens.
But were Amazons real? Join Adrienne Mayor as she recounts tales of women warriors and uncovers some realities behind the myths.

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.

Cine Latino: Amazônia Groove

Film - Documentary | October 2 | 7-8:30 p.m. | 102 Moffitt Undergraduate Library

 Center for Latin American Studies

Amazônia Groove is framed by a trip up the Amazon River into remote parts of northeastern Brazil. Trees and water glide by along with stories and songs, and director Bruno Murtinho introduces a group of accomplished musicians, each of whom tells a tale of land, water, and life. From traditional bolero music to modern "technobrega," artists perform and discuss the power of music in Brazil and...   More >

(Photo courtesy of Pagu Pictures.)

Cal in the Capital Information Session

Information Session | October 2 | 7-8 p.m. | 234 Dwinelle Hall

 Public Service Center

Come to learn how to build your professional skills through a summer internship in Washington DC with Cal in the Capital!

L’age d’or

Film - Feature | October 2 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

The film perhaps most identified with the Surrealist movement, L’age d’or was described on its release as a “desperate pursuit of a wonderful love across the ferocious and cunning snares of social life” (Jean-Paul Dreyfus). Luis Buñuel himself reflected, “L’age d’or is the only film in my career conceived and created in a state of euphoria and enthusiasm, of vertigo for overthrowing things and...   More >