Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Special Event | April 16 – 22, 2017 every day | UC Berkeley Campus
Join the UC Berkeley environmental and sustainability community for an array of activating, inspiring, fun, educational, and celebratory events and programs during Earth Week 2017! A complete list of events and activities are available at https://serc.berkeley.edu/earthweek/
Workshop | April 17 – 19, 2017 every day | 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. | California Academy of Sciences
55 Music Concourse Drive, San Francisco, CA 94118
Are you interested in establishing a learning community among staff at your zoo, aquarium, museum, or park that enhances teaching practice and fosters the growth and development of people and their ideas? If so, then please join UC Berkeley's Lawrence Hall of Science and the California Academy of Sciences for a Coaching Workshop to learn about Reflecting on Practice (RoP), a modular professional... More >
Workshop | April 18 – 27, 2017 every Tuesday & Thursday | 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | Online
Joseph Kott, Transportation Choices for Sustainable Communities; James Lightbody, Lightbody Consulting
Bus rapid transit (BRT) is an adaptable, cost-effective mode of public transportation suitable for deployment in both larger and smaller cities worldwide. The optimal BRT functions like light rail transit, but on existing streets as a premium express urban bus transit service. BRT can either supplement or replace existing bus networks, as well as either supplement or substitute for light rail... More >
The course is intended for planning staff in local, regional, and state agencies, as well as consultants. Community planners, public transit planners, transportation planners, traffic engineers, urban designers, land developers, and decision-makers will a
Seminar | April 18 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall
The ultimate goal of our research group is to develop problem-solving innovative functional molecules that make a marked change in the form and nature of science and technology. During the last 10 years in Nagoya, we have pioneered an increasingly general synthesis platform for a range of functional molecules including molecular nanocarbons, π-conjugated organic materials, pharmaceuticals,... More >
Seminar | April 18 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall
Speaker: James Lewis, State Street Global Advisors
We consider a panel of 88 "systematic factors": simple, quantitative procedures that assign scores to a universe of assets using publicly available data. For each factor, we construct idealized daily factor portfolios (long/short, market-neutral) and daily return series for the 16-year period between January 2001 and December 2016. Each of the factor return series has positive sample... More >
Seminar | April 18 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 1101 (UCMP Fishbowl)
Erik Sperling, Stanford
Special Event | April 18 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | 117 Dwinelle Hall
Enjoy technology demonstrations and mini-sessions on connecting teaching and research, creating instructional videos, (re-)energizing your course, bringing social justice into the classroom, promoting your research, sharing and using open educational resources, securing your data, and much more!
Performing Arts - Music | April 18 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)
Prahlad Singh Tipanya, Indian folk singer and performer of Kabir bhajans
Pranjali Sirasao, Lecturer, Hindi
An uplifting performance of Kabir bhajans by Padmashree Prahlad Singh Tipanya, one of the most compelling folk voices of Kabir in India today, and his associates.
Seminar | April 18 | 12-1 p.m. | Hearst Memorial Mining Building, 354/360
Katherine Isbister, University of California Santa Cruz
Many complain that we are mesmerized and divided by technologies as they saturate our world--that we are becoming disembodied, fragmented, distracted from the present moment and from one another. In this talk, Isbister presents research games created in her lab that explore enhancing social connection through technological augmentation. Her work presents fresh ideas for thinking about how we can... More >
Seminar | April 18 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 103 Mulford Hall
Dr. Brandon Collins, USDA Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station
Forest change across mixed conifer-dominated landscapes
Seminar | April 18 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall
Department of Economics, CEGA
Lecture | April 18 | 12:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library
Yves Tibergien, Director of the Institute of Asian Research, University of British Columbia
Kevin O'Brien, Political Science, UC Berkeley
How disruptive is the rise of China to the global order? Is China acting as a disruptor, a systematic stabilizer, or global governance innovator? At a time of new global systemic risks and demands, fundamental power shift, and global institutional erosion, Chinas actual global behaviour exhibits a high degree of diversity. Yves Tiberghien maps out this behavior across domains... More >
Colloquium | April 18 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall
Lindsay Bayham, PhD Student, Sociology, UC Berkeley
One of the Center for African Studies weekly sessions in our Spring 2017 Colloquium Series.
Workshop | April 18 | 12:30-2:30 p.m. | 7205 Dwinelle Hall | Note change in date and time
Donald J. Mastronarde, University of California, Berkeley
Seminar | April 18 | 1-2 p.m. | 205 South Hall
Ron Deibert, Director, Citizen Lab
RSVP online by April 3.
Chinese Language Resources in Humanities and Classics and Electronic Resources for Chinese Studies in Social Sciences
Information Session | April 18 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 341 East Asian Library
Jianye He ;Susan Xue, C. V. Starr East Asian Library
Introduction to selected Chinese research resources on Sinology in both print and electronic format as well as learning where to locate books, articles, data and government documents in electronic format for Chinese Studies in the social sciences.
Digital Resources for Blackfoot Language Documentation and Revitalization: Canadian Studies Colloquium
Colloquium | April 18 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 109 Moses Hall
Prof. Inge Genee, Associate Professor of Linguistics, University of Lethbridge
Blackfoot is an endangered Algonquian language spoken by several thousand people in Southern Alberta and Northern Montana. Most fluent speakers are now elderly and, with very few exceptions, young people no longer learn the language as a mother tongue in the home. Many community members learn some Blackfoot as a second language in school, but this does not usually produce fluent speakers. As in... More >
Panel Discussion | April 18 | 3:30-5:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library
Deputy Consul General Ren Faqiang, Deputy Consul General of the Consulate General of the PRC- SF; Vinod Aggarwal, Political Science, UC Berkeley; David Roland-Holst, Agriculture and Resource Economics, UC Berkeley; Lowell Dittmer, Political Science, UC Berkeley; Yves Tiberghien, Director of the Institute of Asian Research, University of British Columbia
Consul Wang Dong, Consulate General of the PRC- SF; Peter Lorentzen, Political Science, UC Berkeley; Consul Li Yi, Consulate General of the PRC- SF; Consul Sun Jia, Consulate General of the PRC- SF
Kevin O'Brien, Political Science, UC Berkeley
China's "One Belt, One Road" is one of the most ambitious infrastructure plans of the past century. A panel of political science and economics scholars will discuss the plan, its goals, and its potential effects with delegates from the Consulate General of the PRC-SF.
Lecture | April 18 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall
Professor Russell Poldrack, Stanford University
Professor Russ Poldrack from the Department of Psychology at Stanford University will speak in the Cognitive Neuroscience colloquium series.
Seminar | April 18 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall
Alvin Kerber, UC Berkeley
Last week we reduced the problem of finding quasi-Fuchsian surface subgroups to a purely topological question about surfaces in pared 3-manifolds. After restating this topological question, we will present the proof in a special case, books of I-bundles. This material is independent of the previous talk.
Student Harmonic Analysis and PDE Seminar (HADES): The Use of Bellman Functions in Holder-Brascamp-Lieb Inequalities
Seminar | April 18 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall
Kevin O'Neill, UC Berkeley
Holder-Brascamp-Lieb inequalities represent a wide range of inequalities in analysis, including Young's convolution inequality, the Loomis-Whitney inequality, and more. In a 2015 paper, Ivanisvili and Volberg analyze the "rank one" case of such inequalities in which $L^p$ norms are subbed out for Bellman functions. This talk will contain introduction to all the above, as well as some of the... More >
Special Event | April 18 | 4-5 p.m. | Haviland Hall, 227AA (Library Seminar Room)
The Dean will be holding open discussions to which all students, teachers and staff are invited to discuss a variety of issues, concerning the School, the University or social and research issues of concern. Please join us!
Seminar | April 18 | 4-5 p.m. | 220 Jacobs Hall
Dara Douraghi, studio director at Project Frog and a former Imagineer, will speak at Jacobs Hall.
Seminar | April 18 | 4-4:30 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall
Chris Eur, UC Berkeley
Lecture | April 18 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall
Dirk Moses, Professor of Modern History at the University of Sydney
This lecture questions the comforting story of progress that dominates academic and public understandings of mass criminality and international order. Widely regarded as a breakthrough in international law and morality, the genocide concept, modeled on the Holocaust, has transformed the language of transgression by making massive hate crimes the ultimate violations: motivated by ideologically... More >
From water clusters to homogeneous catalysis: A savage journey to the heart of contemporary chemistry with a cryogenic photofragmentation mass spectrometer
Seminar | April 18 | 4-5 p.m. | Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall
The coupling between ambient ionization sources, developed for mass spectrometric analysis of biomolecules, and cryogenic ion processing, originally designed to study interstellar chemistry, creates a new and general way to capture transient chemical species and elucidate their structures with vibrational spectroscopy. Advances in non-linear optics over the past decade allow single-investigator,... More >
Speaking Amongst Ourselves: Democracy and Law: Tanner Lectures on Human Values by Seana Valentine Shiffrin
Lecture | April 18 | 4:10-6:15 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room
Seana Valentine Shiffrin will present a three day lecture series with commentary by Niko Kolodny, Richard R.W. Brooks, and Anna B. Stilz. This event will be held on April 18, 19, & 20, 2017. The first day's lecture is titled "Democratic Law." The second day's lecture is titled "Common and Constitutional Law: A Democratic Legal Perspective." Free and open to public. No tickets required.
Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry through Macaulay2: Computations on Matroids using Macaulay2
Seminar | April 18 | 4:40-5:30 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall
Justin Chen, UC Berkeley
Workshop | April 18 | 5-7 p.m. | 150 University Hall
UC Berkeley School of Public Health, Borders and Bodies Collective and Diversity Inclusion Community Equity (DICE) presents a workshop for allies.
Lecture | April 18 | 5-7 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall
Wayne Te Brake, Professor of History Emeritus, Purchase College, State University of New York
Between 1529 and 1651 six major clusters of religious war engulfed Europe. Most of these wars ended in some form of political compromise, but even in the exceptional cases religious war eventually yielded to religious peace. Though historians traditionally focus on the wars, this presentation will focus on the broad and durable pattern of religious peace that followed.
Today, with headlines... More >
Lecture | April 18 | 5 p.m. | 308A Doe Library
Dr Dan Orrells, King's College London
Seminar | November 1, 2016 – December 5, 2017 every Tuesday | 5:10-6 p.m. | 212 O'Brien Hall
Each week the Engineering and Project Management Society brings in a speaker to talk about topics related to construction and project management. Light refreshments will be provided.
Event is ADA accessible. For disability accommodation requests and information, please contact Disability Access Services by phone at 510.643.6456 (voice) or 510.642.6376 (TTY) or by email at... More >
Social Event | April 18 | 5:30-8 p.m. | Career Center (2440 Bancroft Way)
CAA has teamed up with the UC Berkeley Career Center to help students make connections and gain clarity in their career pursuits.
We are seeking a diverse group of approximately 15-20 Cal alumni hold non-clinical roles in the health industry. The event requires no prepsimply chat with interested students, share your path from Cal to career, and offer advice to those who hope to follow in your... More >
RSVP online by April 11.
Film - Documentary | April 18 | 6-8 p.m. | B-4 Dwinelle Hall
La Dolce Vita Italian Studies Club
La Dolce Vita Italian Studies Club invites you to a screening of the documentary "Wallah Je Te Jure". The film tells the stories of men and women traveling along West African migration routes to Italy.
Social Event | January 31 – May 9, 2017 every Tuesday | 6-7 p.m. | Jupiter Taproom
2181 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704
Speak Swahili with your fellow Swahili students and enthusiasts over a drink at Jupiter Taproom. This is an informal gathering to connect with other Swahili speakers on campus and in Berkeley. Each person will support their own beverage purchases, but we will provide the good company! And of course, Swahili speaking only! All skill and experience levels are welcome. Karibuni sana!
Sharon Chen; Mary Thomasmeyer
This course, presented by the Student Environmental Resource Center, is meant to introduce sustainability as a multi-faceted and interdisciplinary concept embodying business, economics, public health, engineering, and ethnic studies, as well as its real practical applications in students lives.
Lecture | April 18 | 7 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall
Kristian L. Lorenzo, Monmouth College
Archaeological Institute of America - San Francisco Society
In Greek mythology the most important thiasos, or procession of individuals dancing and singing in honor of a god, was that of Dionysios and his followers or just his followers. Its aquatic counterpart, the marine thiasos, included Poseidon (sometimes), Nereids and Tritons accompanied by both mythical and real marine creatures. Demetrios Poliorketes built the neorion on Delos to house a dedicated... More >
Information Session | April 18 | 7-9 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Pauley Ballroom
This is an event where we (the MCBcDNA student group) invite representatives from different programs to talk to undergraduate students interested in finding biology-related opportunities. We aim to provide undergraduates with a broad perspective of the different opportunities available in biomedical research, clinical mentoring and shadowing, and the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industry.
Exhibits and Ongoing Events
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 - 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 - 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 - Multimedia | March 20 – April 25, 2017 every day | 121 Wurster Hall
OPEN THROUGH APRIL 25. Exhibit runs through APR 25. The exhibition presents drawings and models produced for two recent exhibits by NEMESTUDIO, an architectural studio founded by Assistant Professor of Architecture Neyran Turan and Mete Sonmez.
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 - Artifacts | April 17 – September 1, 2017 every day | Bancroft Library, Rowell Cases, second floor corridor between The Bancroft Library and Doe Library
The National Writing Project is a professional development
network for teachers of writing at all levels, from early
childhood to university. Drawing from the newly available
National Writing Project records and other Bancroft Library
collections, this exhibition explores the history of the
organization from its origins within the Graduate School of
Education at UC Berkeley to its present... 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 >