Thursday, January 26, 2017
Workshop | January 23 – 27, 2017 every day | Calvin Laboratory (Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing)
The Boot Camp is intended to acquaint program participants with the key themes of the program.
Sanjoy Dasgupta (UC San Diego), Sanjeev Arora (Princeton University), Nina Balcan (Carnegie Mellon University), Peter Bartlett (UC Berkeley), Sham Kakade (University of Washington), Santosh Vempala (Georgia Institute of Technology).
Course | January 26 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | University Hall, Room 24
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 RA's.
Workshop | January 26 | 9-11:30 a.m. | UC Berkeley Campus
This workshop will give you tips and tricks on how best to approach and manage your social media presence. We will review our campus social media guidelines, talk about strategy and goal setting, and get some hands on practice analyzing metrics. Bring your questions! Participants: Anyone who manages a social media channel for their unit or department or is considering starting one.
Seminar | January 26 | 9:10-10 a.m. | 238 Sutardja Dai Hall
Jan Kristensen, Oxford University
The Morse-Sard theorem, and the generalizations by Dubovitskii and Federer, have numerous applications and belong to the core results of multivariate calculus for smooth mappings. In this talk we discuss extensions of these results to suitable classes of Sobolev mappings. The quest for optimal versions of the results leads one to consider possibly nondifferentiable mappings that in turn warrants... More >
Paris/Berkeley/Bonn/Zürich Analysis Seminar: On a uniqueness result for minimizers of quasiconvex integrals
Seminar | January 26 | 9:10-10 a.m. | 238 Sutardja Dai Hall | Canceled
Jan Kristensen, Oxford University
It is known that minimizers of strongly polyconvex (and hence strongly quasiconvex integrals) need not be unique. In this talk we present uniqueness results for minimizers of strongly quasiconvex integrals under suitable smallness conditions. The talk is based on joint work with Judith Campos Cordero.
Information Session | January 26 | 10-11 a.m. | 236 Evans Hall
UCDC is a program which sends UC juniors and seniors to Washington, D.C. to intern, do research, and take classes for a semester. UCDC students come from all majors, intern three to four days a week, and take two classes which each meet once a week. Students from UC campuses live and take classes at the UC Washington Center, an eleven-story building about six blocks from the White House.... More >
Course | January 26 | 10:30-11:30 a.m. | 370 University Hall
Jason Smith, UC Berkeley Office of Environment, Health, & Safety
This session briefly covers the UC Berkeley specific radiation safety information you will need to start work. In addition, dosimeter will be issued, if required.
Career Fair | January 26 | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | Recreational Sports Facility, Kleeberger Field House
Sponsored by the Career Center, come join us for one of the largest UC Berkeley career fairs --the Spring Career Fair! This fair will kick off the Spring on-campus recruiting season. Recruiters from diverse industries will bring information about their entry-level career and internship positions. (Please note that the fair spans two days, with different industries represented each day) Recruiting... More >
Seminar | January 26 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | Koshland Hall, 338 Koshland Hall
David Des Marais, Harvard University
Panel Discussion | January 26 | 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. | Mechanics' Institute, 4th Floor Meeting Room
Ken Goldberg, Professor, Department of Industrial Engineering and Operations Research; John Zysman, Professor Emeritus, Department of Political Science
What are the social and economic impacts of technology, robotics and AI on work and employment? Will human beings be completely replaced in the work force? What new jobs will be created and which industries most effected? What will we do with time on our hands and how will we "earn a living"? Two experts in this field will sort out these complicated dynamics, dispel misconceptions, and offer both... More >
$0 Free for UC Berkeley Affiliates
Registration opens January 10. Register online or by calling Pam Troy at 415-393-0102
Information Session | January 26 | 12-2 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430-8)
Speakers: Fang Yu (CTO, Berkeley PhD '06), Julian Wong (Architect, Berkeley BSE '99)
Traditional fraud solutions are in a constant cat-and-mouse game with attackers. Supervised machine learning models, the best fraud approach before DataVisor, quickly become outdated when attackers evolve their attack techniques. DataVisor's patent pending unsupervised approach catches new attacks without... More >
Workshop | January 26 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club
Jeanette Harround, MFT and Marlies Rosmark, MFT
This workshop is intended to help adults develop and utilize the skills needed to cooperatively parent their children following separation and divorce. Using a combination of discussion, role play and small group exercises we will explore childrens perspectives and experiences of divorce and identify different co-parenting styles, the skills needed to be better single parents and what parents... More >
Seminar | January 26 | 12:30-2 p.m. | Cory Hall, 490 Cory
Moh Haghighat, Intel Senior Principal Engineer
We are at the early stages of the next major era of computing, the era when digital technology will become an integral part of our everyday environment, the Ambient Computing Era. Powerful pervasive computing will enable AI first user experiences, promoting speech and visual recognition and real-time learning over traditional input devices and screens. This talk will review the key requirements... More >
Workshop | January 26 | 1-2 p.m. | 3401 Dwinelle Hall
Sean Burns, OURS
This work shop is primarily designed for social science and humanities undergraduates applying for the SURF program - but all Cal undergraduates are welcome.
The session will cover all aspects of a successful research proposal.
Join us for a free, docent-led tour of the Garden as we explore interesting plant species, learn about the vast collection, and see what is currently in bloom. Meet at the Entry Plaza.
Free with Garden admission
Advanced registration not required
Tours may be cancelled without notice.
For day-of inquiries, please call 510-643-2755
For tour questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org... More >
Lin Lin, University of California, Berkeley
In this series of lectures, we discuss quantum many body perturbation theory from a mathematical perspective. The starting point is Feynman diagrams for Gaussian integrals. This only requires the knowledge of freshman calculus. Then assuming basic knowledge of quantum mechanics, we discuss Feynman diagrams for quantum statistical mechanics, and proceed to many body perturbation theory for... More >
echanical Instability-driven Architecturing of Atomically-thin Materials Where Shape Enables New Functions
Seminar | January 26 | 4-5 p.m. | 348 Hearst Memorial Mining Building
Professor SungWoo Nam, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Mechanical deformations, such as buckling, crumpling, wrinkling, collapsing, and delamination, are usually considered threats to mechanical integrity which are to be avoided or reduced in the design of materials and structures. However, if materials systems and applied stresses are carefully controlled, such mechanical instabilities can be tailored to deterministically create functional... More >
Seminar | January 26 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall
Field(s): Econometrics, Macroeconomics, Financial
Williamson Seminar on Institutional Analysis: "Social Media and Protest Participation: Evidence from Russia"
Seminar | January 26 | 4:10-6 p.m. | Haas School of Business, C325 Cheit Hall
Part of the Haas School's Oliver E. Williamson Seminar on Institutional Analysis
Colloquium | January 26 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall
Xinwen Zhu, Caltech
Hodge structures appear as abstractions of certain linear algebra structure on the cohomology of smooth projective algebraic varieties (more generally compact Kahler manifolds). The classifying spaces of Hodge structures are called period domains. While it is not known in general which Hodge structures come from cohomology of algebraic varieties, it is believed that those parameterized by... More >
Optimal Combining Outcomes to Improve Prediction: Candidate's seminar for the Assistant Professor in Biostatistics position (JPF01102)
Seminar | January 26 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall
Dr. David Benkeser, Postdoctoral Scholar, Division of Biostatistics
Please join us! The Division of Biostatistics is delighted to host guest speaker and candidate for the Assistant Professor in Biostatistics position (JPF01102),
Dr. David Benkeser.
ABSTRACT: In many studies, multiple instruments are used to measure different facets of an unmeasured outcome of interest. For example, in studies of childhood development, children are administered tests in... More >
Lecture | January 26 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 609 UC Berkeley Extension (SF Campus at 160 Spear St.)
Sarah Hooper, J.D., executive director, UCSF/UC Hastings Consortium on Law, Science & Health Policy; Lael Duncan, M.D., medical director of consulting services, Coalition for Compassionate Care of California
Understand the basics of the End of Life Option Act. At this event, our speakers dispel some common myths about the act's implementation, address the status of institutional policy development around California and discuss research data from the Oregon/Washington experience. These policy leaders also address some of the challenges encountered by health and mental health professionals in... More >
Free. Register online
Seminar | January 26 | 5:15-6:15 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall
Joe Kileel, University of California, Berkeley
In computer vision, 3D reconstruction is a fundamental task: starting from photographs of a world scene, taken by cameras with unknown positions and orientations, how can we best create a 3D model of that world scene? Algorithms that do this built Street View (Google) and are instrumental in autonomous robotics. In 2004, David Nister (Tesla) used Grobner bases to build a solver for robust... More >
Information Session | January 26 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430-8)
Information Session | January 26 | 6-7:30 p.m. | UC Berkeley Extension (Golden Bear Center)
Gain academic preparation in the sciences along with personalized advising to enhance your application to medical, dental or veterinary school, as well as to advanced degree programs in medical- and health-related fields.
UNEX 1057. Enroll online or by calling 510-642-4111
The U.S. Chamber's role in helping to shape an environment conducive to economic growth: U.S. Chamber of Commerce Senior VP Rob Engstrom at the Forum
Lecture | January 26 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Haas School of Business
Rob Engstrom, The Berkeley Forum
The Berkeley Forum
With 2016 being a year marked by extraordinary economic eventsfrom the U.S. presidential elections in the domestic economy to the ongoing Eurozone situation impacting the global economythere has been a renewed urgency to revisit the current economic situation facing our nation. As the world's largest business organization representing the interests of more than 3 million businesses of all... More >
Workshop | January 26 – May 26, 2017 every month | 8-10 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Living Room
Get crafty with us! Were hosting free, drop-in arts & crafts workshops in the MLK Jr. Student Union campus living room every 2nd Thursday of the month. Hope to see you there!
January 26th: Printing on Fabric
February 9: Zinelette Mini-Magazines
March 9th: Hand Lettering
April 20th: Macrame Plant Holders
May 11th: Clay Mobiles
Exhibits and Ongoing Events
Exhibit - Artifacts | February 26, 2016 – April 1, 2017 every day | Bancroft Library, Rowell Cases & 2nd floor corridor between The Bancroft Library and Doe Library
Signed by President Woodrow Wilson in August 1916, the Organic Act created the National Park Service, the federal bureau that protects our national parks and monuments. Several UC Berkeley alumni with conservationist interests and the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco played key roles in its development. This exhibition explores the origins of the NPS with materials... More >
Exhibit - Multimedia | September 19, 2016 – April 23, 2017 every day | Doe Library, Bernice Layne Brown Gallery
You are invited to this exhibit of comics and graphic novels owned by the UC Berkeley Library. These materials often reflect the socioeconomic, ideological and political realities of the societies in which they are produced. To highlight these diverse realities, and to celebrate our differences, this exhibit presents a selection of comics and graphic novels published in many countries.
We... More >
Exhibit - Artifacts | September 1, 2016 – July 1, 2017 every day | Bancroft Library, 2nd floor corridor between The Bancroft Library and Doe Library
Marking the 80th anniversary of the beginning of the Spanish Civil War, the exhibition Guerra Civil @ 80 features selections from The Bancroft Library's Veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade, Bay Area Post records and photographic collections, along with posters, books, pamphlets, and other ephemera. A visual and textual display of the struggle to defend the Second Spanish Republic, the... More >
Exhibit - Multimedia | November 23, 2016 – March 12, 2017 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
A prominent figure of the American Pop Art movement, Andy Warhol (19281987) was one of the first to integrate fine art with celebrity culture, media spectacle, and mass production. This exhibition presents a selection of new gifts to BAMPFA from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, on view here for the first time, alongside previous gifts to the collection. The prints on display span... More >
Free for BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students, faculty, staff, retirees; 18 & under + guardian $10 Non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons $12 General admission
Exhibit - Photography | November 1, 2016 – May 1, 2017 every day | Doe Library, Brown Gallery (east wing)
Photographs from the celebrated War Ink Project will be on display in Berkeleys Doe Library in November. The exhibit features striking images of tattoos that express the impact of combat experiences on California veterans. Jason Deitch, co-creator of War Ink and a Cal veteran, hopes the display will bridge the divide between the veterans and civilian communities. The project is both exhibit... More >
The Gift to Sing: Highlights of the Leon F. Litwack and Bancroft Library African American Collections
Exhibit - Artifacts | September 23, 2016 – February 17, 2017 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Bancroft Library, Gallery
For decades professor emeritus of history Leon F. Litwack has been accumulating what is arguably the worlds finest private collection of books on African American history and culture. This exhibition displays highlights of the collection that will be coming to The Bancroft Library as a bequest. The Litwack collection is particularly noteworthy for its Harlem Renaissance first editions in... More >
Exhibit - Photography | January 17 – 30, 2017 every day | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden
Individually, each photograph is a fine art portrait of a unique botanic specimen; as a series, it is a scientific inquiry into the diversity of botanic design. Each includes companion text about the specimen's form & function.
Free with Garden Admission
Buy tickets by calling 510-664-9841, or by emailing email@example.com.
Exhibit - Artifacts | August 30, 2016 – June 30, 2017 every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way), Warren Hellman & Charles Michael Galleries
Never before the creation of the State of Israel did Jews of so many origins live together, and in such a stimulating environment, as they did in the land they soon started calling in Hebrew i-tal-yah, an Island of Divine Dew. The exhibition highlights Italian Jewish art and artifacts from The Magnes Collection.
Exhibit - Artifacts | January 24 – June 23, 2017 every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)
Created from the early-modern period and into the present, shiviti manuscripts are found in Hebrew prayer books, ritual textiles, and on the walls of synagogues and homes throughout the Jewish diaspora. Wrestling with ways to externalize the presence of God in Jewish life, these documents center upon the graphic representation of God's ineffable four-letter Hebrew name, the Tetragrammaton, and... More >
Exhibit - Photography | January 24 – June 20, 2017 every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)
The work of Roman Vishniac (1897-1990), a Russian-born photographer, most notable for his documentary photographs of Jewish life in Eastern Europe in the years immediately preceding its destruction, has been celebrated in exhibitions and publications since the 1940s. Following the photographer's death, his daughter, Mara Vishniac Kohn, became the executor of Roman Vishniacs estate. In 2007, the... More >