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Thursday, August 24, 2017

Design and Diversity Exhibition

Miscellaneous | June 1 – September 7, 2017 every day |  Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

This exhibit of original materials from the Environmental Design Archives showcases a nexus of design and diversity.

Summer at the Hall

Social Event | June 10 – September 10, 2017 every day with exceptions | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

Visit the Hall and explore all of our most popular exhibits and STEM activities every day this summer, including our newest featured exhibit, Going Places. Plus, join us every Sunday to discover new and unique ways to engage with science.

$12.00 Adult, $10.00 Children 3–18, Seniors 62+, Free Members, children age 2 and under, UC Berkeley students and staff.

Berkeley-Tokyo Summer School "Geometry, Representation Theory, and Mathematical Physics": Mirror symmetry for very affine varieties

Seminar | August 24 | 10-11:30 a.m. | 375 LeConte Hall

 Vivek Shende, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Using tropical methods, I will describe the skeleton for the general hyper surface cut out by a Laurent polynomial with only one term in the interior of its newton polytope. This turns out to agree with the skeleton introduced by Fang, Liu, Treumann, and Zaslow. Using the work of Kuwakagi, a new functoriality statement for the coherent-constructible correspondence, and the cosheafification result...   More >

Getting Your Bearings Library Tour

Tour/Open House | August 23 – 29, 2017 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 10-11 a.m. | Doe Library, Tour starts at the north entrance

 Library

Join other students and get your bearings with a 3-in-one tour of the Doe Memorial Library, Moffitt Undergraduate Library, and the Main Stacks. See these central libraries and learn about the student services they provide.

Advanced Program in Sustainable Management Online Information Session

Information Session | August 24 | 12-1 p.m. |  Online

 David Brotherton, M.B.A., M.Sc., UC Berkeley Extension

 UC Berkeley Extension

Learn how to comply with environmental regulations, as well as design and implement sustainability practices in cost-effective ways in the public and private sectors. Complete the courses that will enhance your knowledge and skills in the areas that reflect your career objectives.

  Register online

Solid State Technology and Devices Seminar: Non-von Neumann computing using networks of optical parametric oscillators

Seminar | August 24 | 1-2 p.m. | Cory Hall, 540 A/B DOP Center

 Professor Peter McMahon, Stanford University

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Abstract: Combinatorial optimization problems are central in numerous important application areas, including operations and scheduling, drug discovery, finance, circuit design, sensing, and manufacturing. There is a long history of attempts to find alternatives to current von Neumann-computer-based methods for solving such problems, including neural networks, DNA computing, and most recently...   More >

Berkeley-Tokyo Summer School "Geometry, Representation Theory, and Mathematical Physics": Spaces of stability conditions on the Calabi-Yau categories associated with quivers II

Seminar | August 24 | 1:15-2:45 p.m. | 375 LeConte Hall

 Akishi Ikeda, UC Tokyo

 Department of Mathematics

The aim of this lecture is to introduce the spaces of Bridgeland stability conditions on the Calabi-Yau categories associated with quivers. In the first part, we introduce the space of Bridgeland stability conditions on a triangulated category and review its basic properties. We also see examples of stability conditions. In the second part, we see known results about the spaces of stability...   More >

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – December 30, 2018 every Sunday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday with exceptions | 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 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 gardentours@berkeley.edu...   More >

Getting Your Bearings Library Tour

Tour/Open House | August 22 – 29, 2017 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 2-3 p.m. | Doe Library, Tour starts at the north entrance

 Library

Join other students and get your bearings with a 3-in-one tour of the Doe Memorial Library, Moffitt Undergraduate Library, and the Main Stacks. See these central libraries and learn about the student services they provide.

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research and Finding a Mentor Workshop

Workshop | August 24 | 3-4 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Leah Carroll, Haas Scholars Program Manager/Advisor, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research

If you are thinking about getting involved in undergraduate research, this workshop is a great place to start! You will get a broad overview of the research opportunities available to undergraduates on campus, and suggestions on how to find them.

We will also let you know about upcoming deadlines and eligibility requirements for some of...   More >

Berkeley-Tokyo Summer School "Geometry, Representation Theory, and Mathematical Physics": Integrability lattice models from four-dimensional gauge theory

Seminar | August 24 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 375 LeConte Hall

 Masahito Yamazaki, IPMU, University of Tokyo

 Department of Mathematics

I will describe my recent work with Kevin Costello and Edward Witten, on explaining integrable models from a four-dimensional gauge theory.

Introduction to LaTeX using Collaboration Tools

Workshop | August 24 | 4-5 p.m. | Bechtel Engineering Center, Kresge Engineering Library Training Room 110MD

 Anna Sackmann, Science Data and Engineering Librarian, Kresge Engineering Library; Lisa Ngo, Engineering Librarian, Kresge Engineering Library

 Library

This workshop is an introduction to the LaTeX typesetting language. Document structure, templates, and commonly used syntax will be introduced and practiced during this hands-on workshop.

  Registration opens August 4. Register online or by calling Anna Sackmann at 510-642-9478, or by emailing Anna Sackmann at asackmann@berkeley.edu

Nonparametric network comparison

Seminar | August 24 | 4-5 p.m. | 332 Evans Hall

 Patrick Wolfe, Purdue University

 Department of Statistics

Understanding how two networks differ, or quantifying the degree to which a single network departs from a given model, is a challenging question in modern mathematical statistics. Here we show how subgraph densities, which for large graphs play a role analogous to moments in the context of random variables, enable a natural means of nonparametric network comparison. Coupled with a partial order...   More >

Mathematics Department Colloquium: Semi-algebraic sets of integer points

Colloquium | August 24 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Günter M. Ziegler, Freie Universität Berlin

 Department of Mathematics

We look at sets of integer points in the plane, and discuss possible definitions of when such a set is "complicated"—this might be the case if it is not the set of integer solutions to some system of polynomial equations and inequalities. Let’s together work out lots of examples, and on the way let’s try to develop criteria and proof techniques$\ldots$.

The examples that motivated our...   More >

Global Urban Humanities Open House + Book Fair

Reception | August 24 | 5-6:30 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Library

 Global Urban Humanities Initiative

 Global Urban Humanities

The interdisciplinary Global Urban Humanities Initiative (GUH) studies global cities by bringing together scholars, artists and designers from the arts and humanities, architecture, landscape architecture, and city planning.

Come celebrate the start of the fifth year of our activities, including the launch of our new undergraduate program. Learn about an exciting international traveling studio...   More >

$0 FREE

  Registration opens July 6. Register online or by calling Tina Novero at 510-664-4077, or by emailing Tina Novero at globalurbanhumanities@berkeley.edu by August 24.

The New Babylon

Film - Feature | August 24 | 5 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

We present The New Babylon with Dmitri Shostakovich’s original symphonic score for the silent film. Originally banned for its excess and aestheticism, this energetic avant-garde extravaganza represents a culmination of the experimental Factory of the Eccentric Actor (FEKS), founded by directors Kozintsev and Trauberg. Set in the 1871 Paris Commune and centered around a posh department store...   More >

Global Urban Humanities Open House and Book Fair

Tour/Open House | August 24 | 5-6 p.m. |  Doe Library

 College of Environmental Design

THU, Aug 24, 5:00pm to 6:30pm. Join us for an open house to learn about the Global Urban Humanities Programs happening this fall.

Concerts in the Redwood Grove: The Sam Chase and The Untraditional + Suitcase Junket

Performing Arts - Music | August 24 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden, Redwood Grove

 Botanical Garden

SUMMER CONCERTS IN THE REDWOOD GROVE!
Enjoy a magical music experience this summer under towering redwoods in the Berkeley hills.

TONIGHT: The Sam Chase & The Untraditional + Suitcase Junket
Energetic pop-rock storytellers

$20 Adult, $18 UCBG Member Adult, $12 Youth 5-17yrs, Free Under 5

 SOLD OUT.

Accel Partners Info-Session

Information Session | August 24 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Please come out to the Wozniak Lounge to learn about an exclusive partnership between Accel Partners and EECS Berkeley: The Accel Fellows Program. It will be the leading program of its type, providing unparalleled opportunities for students to grow and develop in unique ways by bridging technology, business, academics and real world experiences. The program is designed to create opportunities for...   More >

Mandolin Showcase: A Night of Music at the Hearst Museum

Performing Arts - Music | August 24 | 6:30-8 p.m. |  Hearst Museum of Anthropology

 Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

After an introductory history of the mandolin, “mad mandolinist" Patrick Fahey will exhibit the differing rich timbers of exquisite vintage mandolins from his collection. Patrick will then perform works in progress from his upcoming classical CD, and will be joined by Polish-born violinist Ela Pollack and bassist Alex Baum. Ela Pollack will play some selected pieces by Ysaye and Bach; Patrick...   More >

High and Low

Film - Feature | August 24 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Kurosawa’s adaptation of an American detective novel is both a superb, suspenseful thriller, and a Dostoyevskian metaphysical probe into the ambiguities of guilt and innocence. In one of his finest performances, Toshiro Mifune portrays a wealthy executive who must pay ransom for the release of his chauffeur’s son when the boy is mistaken for his son by a kidnapper. Kurosawa creates a constant,...   More >

Exhibits and Ongoing Events

People Made These Things: Connecting with the Makers of Our World

Exhibit - Multimedia | April 12 – December 17, 2017 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday with exceptions | Hearst Museum of Anthropology, 102 Kroeber Hall

 Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

Why do we sometimes know a lot about who made things, and why do we sometimes not? Why does it sometimes matter to us, and why might it sometimes not? These are the questions that will be raised in the exhibit that will inaugurate the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology’s renovated Kroeber Hall Gallery. The Museum will display objects from the collection that urge visitors to think...   More >

 Free UC Berkeley Students, Faculty, Staff, Hearst Museum Members, and Youth under 18, $6 General Admisison, $3 Non-UC Berkeley Students and seniors over 65

Teachers at the Center: The Story of the National Writing Project

Exhibit - Artifacts | April 17 – September 1, 2017 every day | Bancroft Library, Rowell Cases, second floor corridor between The Bancroft Library and Doe Library

 Bancroft 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 >

A Country Called Syria

Exhibit - Multimedia | May 12 – August 31, 2017 every day | Doe Library, Bernice Layne Brown Gallery

 Library

Journey through A Country Called Syria, a traveling collection that brings to life the history and heritage of Syrian culture. This unique exhibition allows its viewers to explore Syria from its ancient beginnings to the present civil war.

Ugo Rondinone: the world just makes me laugh

Exhibit - Multimedia | June 28 – August 26, 2017 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

"Ugo Rondinone: the world just makes me laugh" incorporates imagery and themes from popular culture as well as drawing inspiration from historical art movements such as Romanticism and Surrealism. Seemingly lighthearted motifs including rainbows, clowns, and clown shoes take on a melancholy tone in this riveting and psychologically intense installation.

Irwin Kremen / MATRIX 265

Exhibit - Multimedia | April 26 – August 26, 2017 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

The tiny pieces of paper that comprise Irwin Kremen’s visually stunning abstract collages were taken from advertisements found on the walls of cities such as Paris, Brussels, Florence, Rome, and New York. Using only these found materials, Kremen constructs his works using fine hinges made of Japanese paper so as to preserve the sense of edge and depth among the various paper fragments.

Sam Contis / MATRIX 266

Exhibit - Photography | May 3 – August 26, 2017 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

In her first solo museum exhibition, Oakland-based artist Sam Contis uses photography and archival research to explore the relationship of bodies and landscape and the shifting nature of gender identity and expression. The work in this exhibition was made at Deep Springs College—located in a remote valley on the California-Nevada border—which is one of the country’s last all-male institutions of...   More >

Divine Visions, Earthly Pleasures: Five Hundred Years of Indian Painting

Exhibit - Painting | June 28 – September 10, 2017 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

From the very earliest times, a range of stylistic possibilities was open to Indian painters. "Divine Visions, Earthly Pleasures: Five Hundred Years of Indian Painting" highlights many appealing styles and trends found in this rich tradition. The exhibition showcases more than sixty works, most of them drawn from a group of more than three hundred paintings and drawings given by Jean and Francis...   More >

Art Wall: Lawrence Weiner

Exhibit - Multimedia | March 1 – October 1, 2017 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

BAMPFA’s 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 >

Charles Howard: A Margin of Chaos

Exhibit - Painting | June 21 – October 1, 2017 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

The work of Bay Area artist Charles Houghton Howard (1899–1978) spans five decades, beginning in the mid-1920s and continuing into the 1960s. During his active and distinguished career, Howard became known for enigmatic, meticulous paintings, often intimate in scale, that bridged figurative, Surrealist, and abstract currents in modern art across the United States and Europe. Fluid lines,...   More >

Buddhist Realms

Exhibit - Artifacts | May 24 – October 8, 2017 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

This exhibition explores the many celestial realms represented in Tibetan Buddhist painting and sculpture through exquisite examples from the twelfth to nineteenth centuries. The exhibition will be presided over by a monumental gilt bronze sculpture of the historical Buddha, a fully realized and enlightened being who occupies the highest level of existence. The Buddha’s life story will be...   More >

The Summer of Love 50th Anniversary

Exhibit - Artifacts | July 21 – December 29, 2017 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Bancroft Library, Bancroft Corridor between The Bancroft Library and Doe Library

 Bancroft Library

Marking a 50th anniversary, Bancroft’s rare and unique collections documenting the 1967 “Summer of Love” are on exhibit in the corridor cases. Presented are images from the Bay Area alternative press, psychedelic rock posters and mailers, documentary photographs of the Haight-Ashbury scene and major rock concerts, and material from the personal papers of author Joan Didion and poet Michael...   More >

New Favorites: Collecting in the Bancroft Tradition

Exhibit - Artifacts | April 21 – September 1, 2017 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Bancroft Library, Gallery

 Bancroft Library

For the first time in many years The Bancroft Library presents
an exhibition of recent additions to its major collections. The
exhibition also includes recently rediscovered masterpieces
carefully collected in years past. Gold-Rush-era memoirs
and advertisements, early editions of William Langland and
Jane Austen, “branded” books from 18th c. Mexico, and David Johnson’s photographs of the...   More >