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Conference: 4th Annual CDAR Symposium 2018

Friday, October 19 | 8:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. | University Club Memorial Stadium
The Consortium for Data Analytics in Risk conference will feature new developments in data science, highlighting applications to finance and risk management. Confirmed speakers include Jeff Bohn, Olivier Ledoit, Ulrike Malmendier, Steven Kou, Ezra Nahum, Roy Henriksson, and Ken Kroner.MORE about 4th Annual CDAR Symposium 2018

Lecture: Why Read Montaigne’s Essays?

Friday, October 19 | 12-2 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall
Round-table and discussion with Carla Freccero, UC Santa Cruz; Jane O. Newman, UC Irvine; Diego Pirillo, UC Berkeley; and Antonia Szabari, USC.MORE about Why Read Montaigne’s Essays?

Lecture: Jacobs Design Conversations — Camille Utterback

Friday, October 19 | 12-1 p.m. | 310 Jacobs Hall
Camille Utterback, Stanford professor and internationally acclaimed artist, will speak at Jacobs Hall about her pioneering work in the field of digital and interactive art.MORE about Jacobs Design Conversations — Camille Utterback

Tour: Fall Bird Walk with Chris Carmichael

Friday, October 19 | 9:30-11 a.m. | UC Botanical Garden
Fall migrants are arriving in the UC Berkeley Botanical Garden. Come see the first winter sparrows, and search for other newcomers such as warblers and thrushes.MORE about Fall Bird Walk with Chris Carmichael

Conference: Hacking Politics

Friday, October 19 | 10 a.m.-7 p.m. | 310 Sutardja Dai Hall
In the shadow of the the 2018 midterm elections, join the UC Berkeley Center for New Media, SFMOMA’s Public Knowledge Initiative, the UC Berkeley School of Journalism, and Boalt School of Law, in collaboration with For Freedoms’ 50 State Initiative, for a symposium, Hacking Politics. Together, explore how our political system has been — and might be — manipulated, transformed, and even remade in ways its framers could never have imagined.MORE about Hacking Politics

Conference: Coping with the Global Backlash

October 18 – 19, 2018 every day | 9 a.m.-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library
This two-day conference addresses new developments in the global economy. Participants will examine empirical trends, how the national strategies of key global players are likely to alter the context for multinational corporations, the technology strategies of countries and industrial policy, and a forum with practitioners from leading MNCs on business-government relations in a new global context.MORE about Coping with the Global Backlash

Film: Death in Venice

Saturday, October 20 | 7:45-10 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
A once-successful composer arrives in Venice to rejuvenate himself, but this gorgeous city has a secret: it is consumed with the plague. Confronted with both the physical death of the city and the artistic death of his equally doomed career, the composer seeks the things not dying, and finds only one: a young boy, whose lightness provides the sole beauty left in this diseased town.MORE about <em>Death in Venice</em>

Death in Venice

Lecture: Science at Cal Lecture — A Shaky Anniversary

Saturday, October 20 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building
In 1868, a destructive earthquake ruptured along the Hayward fault in the Eastern Bay Area, which was then referred to as the “Great San Francisco earthquake.” It lost that name to the much larger 1906 earthquake on the San Andreas fault across the Bay. During the last 150 years, much research has been carried out on the rate and nature of slip and earthquakes on the Hayward fault to better understand its seismic hazard and this lecture, presented in partnership with the UC Berkeley Seismology Laboratory, explores what's known. MORE about Science at Cal Lecture — A Shaky Anniversary

1868 Hayward Earthquake

Dance: Körper — Sasha Waltz and Guests

Saturday, October 20 | 8-10 p.m. | Zellerbach Hall
In her signature work, Körper (Bodies), Berlin choreographer Sasha Waltz explores the visceral tangle of humanity from the perspectives of history, science, and architecture. Continues through October 21.MORE about <em>Körper</em> — Sasha Waltz and Guests

Sasha Waltz

Film: The Leopard

Sunday, October 21 | 7-10 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Director Luchino Visconti integrates a family history into a panoramic account of the Risorgimento; revolution informs the most intimate relationships between the aristocrat Fabrizio (Burt Lancaster), his radical nephew Tancredi (Alain Delon), and Angelica (Claudia Cardinale), whose marriage to Tancredi signals the symbolic merging of the classes.MORE about <em>The Leopard</em>

The Leopard

Lecture: Optimal Robot Action for and around People with

Tuesday, October 23 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 190 Doe Library
Estimation, planning, control and learning are giving us robots that can generate good behavior given a specified objective and set of constraints. Anca Dragan explores how humans enter this behavior-generation picture, and study two complementary challenges: 1) how to optimize behavior when the robot is not acting in isolation, but needs to coordinate or collaborate with people; and 2) what to optimize in order to get the behavior we want.MORE about Optimal Robot Action for and around People with

Panel Discussion: Indivisible Tohono O'odham — Indigenous Organizing in the Southwest

Tuesday, October 23 | 1-2:30 p.m. | 554 Barrows Hall
Bifurcated by the border since the Gadsden Purchase in 1854, the Tohono Oodham (TO) have fought for medical treatment, citizenship status, and border crossing privileges for both "parts" of the community. Building off of that legacy of TO activism around the U.S.-Mexico Border is the contemporary group, Indivisible Tohono O'odham and their work interrogating the limits of indigeneity, citizenship, and the spatiality of the so-called "Nations within."MORE about Indivisible Tohono O'odham — Indigenous Organizing in the Southwest

Colloquium: The Chosen Ones: Black Men and the Politics of Redemption

Wednesday, October 24 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 117, Academic Innovation Studio Dwinelle Hall
The discussion will be based on Nikki Jones's new book, The Chosen Ones: Black Men and the Politics of Redemption, which centers on the struggles faced by formerly incarcerated black men trying to fit back into their communities and the obstacles they face when attempting to integrate into greater society.MORE about The Chosen Ones: Black Men and the Politics of Redemption

Colloquium: Computational Complexity in Theory and in Practice with Richard Karp

Wednesday, October 24 | 4-5 p.m. | 306 (HP Auditorium) Soda Hall
Richard Karp received the Turing Award in 1985 and the National Medal of Science in 1996. He will discuss computational complexity theory and approaches to several canonical problems: satisfiability solving, linear programming, integer programming, the traveling-salesman problem, bin packing, matching and number partitioning.MORE about Computational Complexity in Theory and in Practice with Richard Karp

Lecture: From the Accelerating Universe to Accelerating Science

Wednesday, October 24 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center
Twenty years ago, astronomers were astonished to learn from observations of exploding stars that cosmic expansion is speeding up, attributed to dark energy. Scientists are working to learn more about its nature, and Professor Robert P. Kirshner will summarize the present state of knowledge and look ahead to new ways to use infrared observations of supernovae to improve understanding. MORE about From the Accelerating Universe to Accelerating Science

Film: Persona

Wednesday, October 24 | 3:10-4:40 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Ingmar Bergman’s masterpiece chronicles an actress named Elizabeth (Liv Ullmann) who elects to become silent and is put into the care of Alma (Bibi Andersson), a nurse companion. By the end of the film, the two characters are engaged in a desperate Strindberg-like duel of identities, and Bergman has turned that struggle into a metaphor for the fate of language, art, and consciousness itself.MORE about <em>Persona</em>

Lecture: Picturing Identity: Contemporary American Autobiography in Image and Text, Hertha Sweet Wong

Wednesday, October 24 | 12-1 p.m. | Geballe Room Stephens Hall
In Picturing Identity, Hertha Sweet Wong explores the intersection of writing and visual art in the autobiographical work of Art Spiegelman, Faith Ringgold, Leslie Marmon Silko, and other American writers-artists who experiment with hybrid forms of self-narration.MORE about Picturing Identity: Contemporary American Autobiography in Image and Text, Hertha Sweet Wong

Reading: Berkeley Writers at Work — Edward Frenkel

Thursday, October 25 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Morrison Library, 101 Doe Library Doe Library
Edward Frenkel, professor of mathematics, will read from his work, be interviewed about his writing process, and answer questions from the audience. Frenkel is the author of The New York Times bestseller and award-winning book Love and Math, which weaves his personal and academic journey from the Soviet Union to Harvard and then Berkeley with a profound appreciation for the beauty and wonder of mathematics.MORE about Berkeley Writers at Work — Edward Frenkel

Edward Frenkel

Seminar: Complexity and Security — Managing the Tradeoffs

Thursday, October 25 | 12-1 p.m. | 205 South Hall
As part of the Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity's Lunch Seminar Series, Dr. Herb Lin explores how current trends in technology innovation suggest that societal demands for increased functionality conflict with the imperatives of robust cybersecurity. Articulating the nature of this tradeoff is a useful first step, but an understanding of how to manage that tradeoff in a systematic and disciplined manner remains elusive. A light lunch will be served. RSVP to attend.MORE about Complexity and Security — Managing the Tradeoffs

Panel Discussion: Getting the Facts on Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment

Thursday, October 25 | 4-6 p.m. | 820 Barrows Hall
Join a panel discussion and Q&A focused on the limits of what can be learned about sexual violence and harassment from personal narratives that are shared online, as well as the question of what is missed in survey data related to sexual violence and harassment. Panelists include Laura Nelson, Edward Wasserman, Lisa García Bedolla, Aya de Leon and Billy Curtis.MORE about Getting the Facts on Sexual Violence and Sexual Harassment

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