Friday, March 10, 2017
Workshop | March 6 – 10, 2017 every day | Calvin Laboratory (Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing)
One theme of this workshop will be how to leverage weak pseudorandomness properties, fooling simple classes of tests, in order to derive stronger pseudorandomness properties related to more complex tests. In the setting of additive combinatorics, what is the minimal set of tests that primes have to satisfy in order to guarantee that they contain arithmetic progressions (or other structures)? For... More >
Special Event | January 29 – April 30, 2017 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | Lawrence Hall of Science
Become a raindrop and go on an interactive adventure through a water-cycle-themed maze. Have fun riding the Watershed Zip Line, walk through a giant wetland, and snap a pic of your family "swimming" with the dolphinsall while developing a deeper understanding of your place in the water ecosystem.
$10–12 Water's Extreme Journey is included with your admission. Free for members.
Seminar | March 10 | 10 a.m.-11 p.m. | 1101 Valley Life Sciences Building
The Entomology Students' Organization is pleased to present the Essig Brunch, UC Berkeley's only entomology-themed seminar series. Join us once a week to hear about exciting new research on a broad range of insect-related topics, from evolution to conservation to ecology to pest management, and much more. Refreshments are provided and all are welcome!
Tour/Open House | March 10 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 50 McCone Hall
Join us for a Maps and More pop up exhibit featuring maps from librarian Susan Powell's photo essay focusing the Mongolian-Chinese border. Find her article here: https://cross-currents.berkeley.edu/e-journal/issue-21/powell
Seminar | March 10 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall
Tim Brady, University of California, San Diego
In this talk, Ill suggest a rethinking of the nature of visual working memory: first, Ill argue that we have a separate object working memory and scene working memory system, which show themselves in a wide variety of tasks (ranging from developmental psychology to cognitive neuroscience) and each contribute to nearly all working memory tasks. Second, Ill argue that working memory, like... More >
Lecture | March 10 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conference Room)
Katherine Butler Schofield, Senior Lecturer in Music, King's College London
Munis Faruqui, Associate Professor of South and Southeast Asian Studies, the University of California, Berkeley.
A talk by Katherine Butler Schofield, cultural historian and ethnomusicologist whose work focuses on South Asia.
Seminar | March 10 | 12-1 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall
Civil and Environmental Engineering Department Seminar: Fire Performance of Simple (Shear) Connections in Steel-Frame Buildings
Seminar | March 10 | 12-1 p.m. | 542 Davis Hall
This presentation will focus on the thermal and structural behavior of simple (shear) connections used in steel-frame buildings through experimental and numerical investigations.
Workshop | March 10 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 251 Hearst Gymnasium
Cori Evans, MA, NSCA-CPT Wellness Program Specialist, Be well at Work - Wellness
Limited on time, space and equipment? Fitting physical activity into your workday can make a difference in your cardiovascular health, muscular strength and endurance and joint mobility. Learn how to maximize your office space and get the most out of a 10 minute exercise break with body weight and resistance band exercises. Resistance bands will be provided. Comfortable clothing and athletic... More >
Seminar | March 10 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | 201 Giannini Hall
Swati Dhingra, London School of Economics
Dr. Swati Dhingra from the London School of Economics discusses topics in international economics.
Information Session | March 10 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | Memorial Stadium, Haas Innovation Lab @ Cal Memorial Stadium
Join fellow UC Berkeley Design students, faculty, and practitioners across campus as we celebrate the launch of the first ever Berkeley Certificate in Design Innovation (BCDI). Meet fellow design students, learn about the new Berkeley Certificate in Design Innovation, and design your future! More information about the Berkeley Certificate in Design Innovation can be found here:... More >
Solid State Technology and Devices Seminar: Electrons that conduct electricity but (almost) not heat in metal
Seminar | March 10 | 1-2 p.m. | Cory Hall, 540 A/B Cory Hall
Professor Junqiao Wu, Materials Science and Engineering, UC Berkeley
In conventional metals, itinerant electrons carry both charge and heat. As a consequence, electrical conductivity and the electronic contribution to thermal conductivity are typically proportional to each other, known as the Wiedemann-Franz law that is robust in all conventional metals. We found a large violation of this law near the insulator-metal phase transition in metallic vanadium dioxide... More >
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
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Seminar | March 10 | 2-3 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall
Ben Lim, Stanford
The goal of this talk is to discuss a result of Liedtke (2014) that supersingular K3 surfaces over an algebraically closed field of characteristic $p \geq 5$ are unirational. We define what a supersingular K3 is and the formal Brauer group. We show that the Kummer construction applied to a product of supersingular elliptic curves is unirational. Finally, we sketch how the general case follows... More >
Lecture | March 10 | 2-4 p.m. | Barrows Hall, 802 (Social Science Matrix)
Michael Saman, Independent Scholar
This talk addresses the core epistemological attitude that Lévi-Strauss says connects his work with Goethes, and, proceeding from this, traces out salient parallels between the interpretive paradigms and anthropological methods of both thinkers.
Seminar | March 10 | 2-4 p.m. | 100F Hildebrand Hall
The analytical theory of heat dates back to the Fourier in the 1800s, but thermal transport in nanoscale and molecular systems still poses major fundamental challenges. For example the very nature of heat transport in low-dimensional systems is matter of intense debate, as it is even unclear whether in nanostructures transport is properly described by Fourier law.
In this talk I will address... More >
Seminar | March 10 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building
Prof. Mary Scott, UC Berkeley, Materials Science & Engineering
Measuring 3D atomic coordinates in materials has been a driving force behind many scientific and technological advances. Techniques such as X-ray crystallography are powerful tools to measure average atomic positions, but cannot identify individual, atomic scale defects which can strongly influence a materials behavior, particularly in the case of nanomaterials.
A single image from a high... More >
Seminar | March 10 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall
Insuk Seo, UC Berkeley
We consider a class of stochastic processes in a potential field. These processes exhibit a phenomenon known as tunneling behavior if the potential field has several global minima. Then, the scaling limit of the process can be regarded as a Markov chain on the set of global minima. We discuss the general theory and some of its applications.
On Fridays at 3:00 during the semester, the CMES hosts an informal weekly coffee hour and guided discussion of current events in the Middle East and North Africa, open to all and free of charge.
Colloquium | March 10 | 3 p.m. | CNMAT (1750 Arch St.)
Jean-François Laporte is a Quebecois artist, active on the contemporary art scene since the middle of the 1990s. He pursues an hybrid approach integrating sonic arts, musical composition, performance, interpretation, installation and digital art. Trained initially at the Université de Montréal (Québec), then at the IRCAM (Paris, France), he builds his compositional approach on active listening... More >
Seminar | March 10 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 107 South Hall
Patrick Schmitz and Chris Hoffman
Patrick Schmitz and Chris Hoffman will present recent work across the programs supported by Research IT, including Berkeley Research Computing, Research Data Management, and Museum Informatics. They'll describe projects and collaborations that are advancing research across the campus.
Projects of Berkeleyâs Reasearch IT include;
Seaborg Lecture in Inorganic Chemistry: Transfer, Metathesis and Catenation: Reactivity Patterns Emerging from Borylenecomplexes
Seminar | March 10 | 4-5 p.m. | Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall
Prof. Holger Braunschweig, University of Wuerzburg
Presentation | March 10 | 4-7 p.m. | Center for Latino Policy Research
2547 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA 94720
Muralist Juana Alicia continues to be an important voice in our community, and we are proud to be hosting her for a presentation and discussion on her artwork and activism. Join us after the talk for some light refreshments.
Information Session | March 10 | 4-5 p.m. | César E. Chávez Student Center, 202 (GenEq Community Space)
*CALL FOR PLANNING COMMITTEE MEMBERS*
Women's Leadership Intensive (WLI) is a leadership program for women identified [*] students centered on establishing solidarity and working along intersections that exist within communities of women [*] as well as challenging and deconstructing existing frameworks that exist within workplaces, the collegiate environment, and society as whole. This years... More >
RTGC Seminar: Integrable dispersionless systems via the geometry of solutions and the solutions spaces.
Seminar | March 10 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall
Boris Kruglikov, University of Tromso
Recently, in a series of joint works with E.Ferapontov (Loughborough), M.Dunajski (Cambridge), D.Calderbank (Bath) and others, we studied relations between integrable (via Lax pair) dispersionless equations in 3D and 4D and the differential geometry on their solutions. This allows to rigorously demonstrate that Einstein-Weyl equations in 3D and self-duality equations in 4D are master-equations... More >
Film - Feature | March 10 | 4 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
New 4K Digital Restoration
Paul Whiteman, John Boles, Laura La Plante, Jeanette Loff,
Savor a special dinner at Babette following the screening on March 11. For more information and to make a reservation, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
This new restoration brings back a song-and-dance classic that has long been available only in inferior copies. King of Jazz is one of the most... More >
Free for Cal Student Film Pass holders | $7 BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students | $8 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, retirees; non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, 18 & under, disabled persons | $12 General admission
For more information and to make a reservation for dinner at Babette, email email@example.com.
Information Session | March 10 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall
If you missed the workshop given by the staff of the Office for the Protection of Human Subjects, or even if you were there, you may want to attend one of these workshops given by me -- Leah Carroll, Haas Scholars Program Manager and Advisor. Note that they are timed to be very shortly after SURF and Haas Scholars human subjects selection, respectively.
I will go through, step by step, the... More >
Lecture | March 10 | 4-5 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building
Jinhua Zhao, MIT
Abstract: The rapid urbanization and economic growth in China uniquely characterize her transportation challenges and corresponding solutions. Extraordinary growth calls for extraordinary measures. Boldness in both infrastructure development and policy design seems commonplace in Chinas transportation arena. This talk, however, will present the subtleties in these bold designs through three... More >
Music Studies Colloquia: Nicholas Mathew (University of California, Berkeley), "Haydn's Sympathetic Commerce"
Colloquium | March 10 | 4:30 p.m. | 128 Morrison Hall
Nicholas Mathew (University of California, Berkeley),
"Haydn's Sympathetic Commerce"
128 Morrison Hall
Friday 10 March
Celebrating International Women's Day: With talks by Former Executive Director of Acid Survivor's Foundation in Bangladesh, Monira Rahman and Former President and CEO of Ms. Foundation for Women, Anika Rahman
Panel Discussion | March 10 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room) | Note change in location
Raka Ray, Professor of Sociology and of South and Southeast Asian Studies, UC Berkeley
Monira Rahman, Founder & Executive Director, Innovation for Wellbeing Foundation; Former Executive Director, Acid Survivors Foundation
Anika Rahman, Lawyer and Human Rights Activist
A panel presentation on women's issues in Bangladesh
Sport - Intercollegiate - Tennis | March 10 | 5 p.m. | Hellman Tennis Center
Cal Men's Tennis hosts TCU at Hellman Tennis Complex.
Lecture | March 10 | 5-7 p.m. | 7205 Dwinelle Hall
Verity Harte, Yale University
Townsend Working Group in Ancient Philosophy
Dillenberg Lecture Series Presents: Pseudo-Arabic as a Marker of Christian Identity in Middle Byzantine Art and Architecture
Lecture | March 10 | 5-7 p.m. | Doug Adams Gallery
Alicia Walker, Associate Professor, Department of History of Art, Bryn Mawr College
"Things" can help us understand social identities, relationships, and practices in the medieval world, especially in situations where textual documentation is minimal or completely absent. This paper explores how pseudo-Arabic motifs on medieval Christian buildings and objects materialized social identities and spiritual authority among monastic communities across the eastern Mediterranean,... More >
Lecture | March 10 | 6 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Aaron Shurin, professor/ writer; Kevin Killian, writer
Sunnylyn Thibodeaux, author
Aaron Shurin is the author of twelve books of poetry and prose, most recently The Skin of Meaning, and is professor emeritus at the University of San Francisco MFA in Writing program.
Kevin Killian, one of the original New Narrative writers, has written three novels, a book of memoirs, forty-five plays, four books of stories, and three books of poetry.
Programmer Sunnylyn Thibodeaux is the... 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 Event is included with admission
Conference/Symposium | March 10 | 6:30 p.m. | Kroeber Hall, Gifford Room, 221
Takayoshi Yamamura, Hokkaido University
Millie Creighton, University of British Columbia; Akiko Sugawa-Shimada, Yokohama National University; Michael Dylan Foster, University of California, Davis; Margaret B. Swain, University of California, Davis; Rongling Ge, Xiamen University; Deirdre Clyde, City College of San Francisco, and University of Hawaii, Manoa; Min Joo Lee, University of California, Los Angeles; Kyungjae Jang, Hokkaido University
Daniel Fischer, University of California, Berkeley; Nelson Graburn, University of California, Berkeley
Shinobu Myoki, Tohoku University; Ryoko Nishijima, University of California, Los Angeles
Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Townsend Center for the Humanities, Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology, Department of Anthropology, Center for Chinese Studies (CCS), Center for Korean Studies (CKS), Cambria Press
Schedule and Participants:
Friday March 10th
5.00pm - Opening Reception, Sponsored by Cambria Press
(P A Hearst Museum, Main Gallery, 102 Kroeber Hall)
6.30pm - Opening Address
Prof. Takayoshi Yamamura (Center for Advanced Tourism Studies, Hokkaido University)
Who Creates Contents Tourism? A new tourism model induced by pop culture in the age... More >
Film - Documentary | March 10 | 7:15-9:15 p.m. | 105 North Gate
Havresc: Stand on Courage is a documentary on the struggles of Armenian and Assyrian Christian Iraqis and the village they have formed on the edge of ISIS controlled territory. This small village has survived several attacks at the hands of ISIS militants with a fighting force of twenty two men. With little money, resources or support the people of this village have maintained one of the last... More >
Film - Documentary | March 10 | 7:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
A powerful portrait of an exceptional man, Stagger Lee was filmed in the San Francisco County Jail where Black Panther cofounder Bobby Seale was held pending his extradition to Connecticut. In an expansive interview, Seale holds forth on cooking, poetry, intimacy, solitary confinement, revolutionary psychology, and Huey Newton. Director Francisco Newman succeeds brilliantly at his goal of... More >
Free for Cal Student Film Pass holders | $7 BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students | $8 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, retirees; non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, 18 & under, disabled persons | $12 General admission
Performing Arts - Theater | March 10 | 8 p.m. | Zellerbach Hall
A collaboration between two of Canada's most renowned and imaginative companies, choreographer Crystal Pite's Kidd Pivot and playwright/performer Jonathon Young's Electric Company Theatre, Betroffenheit is a gripping and emotionally visceral exploration of psychological trauma. Named after a German word that loosely translates as shock, bewilderment, or impact, this "rare and staggering" (Globe... More >
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Performing Arts - Theater | March 10 | 8-10 p.m. | Zellerbach Playhouse
Based on real life stories of street kids, and drawing from Ovids Metamorphoses myths, Naomi Iizukas Polaroid Stories blends poetry and profanity to explore how young people pushed to the edge of society come to understand their lives amid anger, love both lost and found, violence, homelessness, ambition, and addiction.
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 >
Exhibit - Multimedia | February 11 – May 13, 2017 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Cinemas radical streak goes back to its earliest beginnings, but the period explored in Hippie Modernism: The Struggle for Utopia was an unusually fertile time for politically charged, aesthetically innovative filmmaking. Encompassing documentary, fiction, and experimental cinemaoften in the course of a single featurethe films in this series intersected with and... 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 - Artifacts | January 30 – May 19, 2017 every day | 210 Wurster Hall
CLOSES May 19. This exhibit features design and planning projects on six continents by architects based in the San Francisco Bay Area and held by the Environmental Design Archives.
Exhibit - Artifacts | February 16 – June 30, 2017 every day | Moffitt Undergraduate Library
This exhibition highlights a collection of Brazilian chapbooks or Literatura
de Cordel in the Moffitt Library. These chapbooks are still produced for
mass consumption in the Northeastern Brazil. These are called literature de
cordel as they are hung from a cord in the book-stands so that the consumers
can browse them and select them according to their desires. There are
several themes that... More >
Exhibit - Photography | March 9 – April 24, 2017 every day | Stephens Hall, Ethnic Studies Library
Jun Kamata, Associate Professor at ASIA University in Tokyo, has published eight books in Japan. This exhibit includes 25 of his photographs of the Pomo people of northern California. Kamata holds a BA in Native American Studies from UC Berkeley, an MA in American Indian Studies and a Ph.D. in urban planning from UCLA.
Exhibit - Multimedia | March 1 – October 1, 2017 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
BAMPFAs current commission for the Art Wall showcases the work of Lawrence Weiner, a central figure of Conceptual art. Like many other artists working in the late 1960s and 70s, Weiner is deeply interested in methods of display that challenge the assumption that the work of art exists as a discrete object in the physical world.
Weiner decisively turned to language as the material object for... More >
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 >