<< Thursday, August 31, 2017 >>

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Fall 2017 Architecture Sustainability Colloquium

Colloquium | August 25 – December 1, 2017 every day | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

FRIDAYS - AUG 25 through DEC 1. CHECK THE SCHEDULE FOR SPEAKERS. Bay Area Leaders discuss topics in sustainability.

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.

Amos Gitai to Teach Seminar on Narrative and Form: Cinema and Architecture

Film - Series | August 29 – September 26, 2017 every day | 370 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

The Israeli film director Amos Gitai (Ph.D Architecture 79) will teach a five week course on film that explores the concepts of narrative and space. CLASS SIZE IS VERY LIMITED SO YOU MUST SIGN UP SOON. OPEN TO ALL STUDENTS ACROSS CAMPUS.

Ropes Course 2 - 1st Year Students Only

Workshop | August 31 | 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. |  Strawberry Canyon Recreational Area

 Carol Rhodes

 University of California

MSW STUDENTS (CMH, HEALTH & AGING CONCENTRATIONS ONLY)

Fundamentals of Sustainable Natural Dyeing with Michel Garcia

Workshop | August 28 – 31, 2017 every day | 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Learn the fundamentals of sustainable natural dyeing including fiber preparation, plant mordants, plant selection, using less dye for greater effect, surface design techniques, and various applications of natural dyes.

$425, $400 UCBG Members

  Register online or by calling 510-664-9841, or by emailing gardenprograms@berkeley.edu

Doctoral Curriculum Committee Meeting

Meeting | August 31 | 9-10 a.m. | Haviland Hall, 227AA (Library Seminar Room)

 Social Welfare, School of

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.

UCDC Info Session

Information Session | August 31 | 10-11 a.m. | 262 Evans Hall

 Marcia Condon, UCDC advisor

 Office of Undergraduate Research

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 >

Blood Drive

Special Event | August 31 | 11 a.m.-6 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, East Pauley Ballroom

 Be Well at Work - Wellness Program

Blood Drives at UC Berkeley are sponsored by the American Red Cross (ARC) to provide much needed blood to hospitals throughout the Bay Area.
Blood Drives at UC Berkeley are held once a month. Appointments to donate are encouraged and walk-ins are always welcome. Drives are held at two locations on all dates from 11am-6pm: MLK- Student Union – East Pauley Ballroom and Red Cross Bloodmobile (at...   More >

Williamson Seminar on Institutional Analysis

Seminar | August 31 | 12-1:30 p.m. | C330 Haas School of Business

 Neale Mahoney, ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF ECONOMICS, University of Chicago

 Haas School of Business

The Oliver E. Williamson Seminar on Institutional Analysis, named after our esteemed colleague who founded the seminar, features current research by faculty, from UCB and elsewhere, and by advanced doctoral students. The research investigates governance, and its links with economic and political forces. Markets, hierarchies, hybrids, and the supporting institutions of law and politics all come...   More >

Seminar 218, Psychology and Economics: How do Individuals Repay their Debt? The Balance Matching Heuristic

Seminar | August 31 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Haas School of Business, C330 Cheit Hall

 Neale Mahoney, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business

 Department of Economics

Joint with the Oliver E. Williamson Seminar on Institutional Analysis

* Note change in time and location due to a joint event

Assessing Personality Type and Your Career with the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator

Workshop | August 31 | 12-1:30 p.m. |  University Hall

 Terrie Moore, Staff Career Development

 Human Resources

Understanding your preferred work style can help inform your career planning and how you adapt to the dynamic world of work. A clearer understanding of these can contribute to higher career satisfaction.

Pre-work required - See details online at the UC Learning Center, and upon registration.

REGISTRATION required at the UC Learning Center through the Blu portal. Course code - BECAR101

  Register online

Certificate Program in Financial Planning and Analysis Online Information Session

Information Session | August 31 | 12-1 p.m. |  Online

 Anna Lee, M.B.A., UC Berkeley Extension program director

 UC Berkeley Extension

Find out how a certificate in financial planning and analysis from UC Berkeley Extension can prepare you for career advancement or an advanced degree.

  Register online

IB Seminar: Thermal performance, local adaptation, and niche evolution in a short-lived annual

Seminar | August 31 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Joe Hereford, University of California, Davis

 Department of Integrative Biology

Prof. Matei Zaharia: Composable High-Performance Data Processing with Weld

Seminar | August 31 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 405 Soda Hall

 Matei Zaharia, Stanford University

 RISELab

The main way users are productive writing software is by composing libraries written by other developers. Unfortunately, the traditional interface for composing software -- function calls that exchange data through memory -- is increasingly inefficient on modern hardware. Even when developers write applications using highly optimized libraries, such as BLAS, their performance can be orders of...   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 >

Student Applied Math Seminar: Quantum Embedding Theory

Seminar | August 31 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Lin Lin, University of California, Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Quantum physics requires the solution of PDEs in high dimensional spaces, but this is hard. Various numerical schemes have been developed to solve these PDEs approximately in the past decades. Understandably, some high fidelity models can only be applied to systems of very small sizes, while relatively low fidelity models can be applied to much larger systems. The theory (or sometimes more...   More >

Calapalooza

Special Event | August 31 | 2-7 p.m. | Sproul Plaza, Upper & Lower Sproul

 Leadership, Engagement, Advising, and Development (LEAD) Center

UC Berkeley’s annual student-activity fair. Explore hundreds of student organizations and activities!

Tannin Walk through the Garden with Michel Garcia- SOLD OUT

Workshop | August 31 | 2-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Commonly found in leaves, barks, roots, and fruits of trees, tannins are used to produce wine, leather, and ink and can greatly enhance a natural dyer’s practice. Join Michel Garcia for a walk through the University of California Botanical Garden to learn about tannins and their many applications in situ.

$45, $40 UCBG Members

 SOLD OUT.

Understanding the New Land Rush: How Capital Inflows Transformed Rural Russia

Lecture | August 31 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 270 Stephens Hall

 Susanne Wengle, Assistant Professor of Political Science, University of Notre Dame

 Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES)

Rising global prices for agricultural commodities have led to the inflow of capital to rural economies and to transfers of land ownership to new agricultural operators (NAOs) in developing and post-Soviet countries. How capital inflows affect rural communities is often explained with the variable of institutional strength, an explanation aligned with the good governance approach to economic...   More >

How to Email a Professor to Get a Positive Response: Workshop

Workshop | August 31 | 4-5 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Leah Carroll

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Do you need to email a professor you've never met before to ask for their help, but you don't know where to start? Have you ever written a long email to a professor, only to receive no response, or not the one you hoped? If so, this workshop is for you! We will discuss how to present yourself professionally over email to faculty and other professionals ...   More >

Paper Tigers, Hidden Dragons: Firms and the Political Economy of China's Technological Development

Colloquium | August 31 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Douglas Fuller, School of Management, Zhejiang University

 Lowell Dittmer, Political Science, UC Berkeley

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

China presents us with a conundrum. How has a developing country with a spectacularly inefficient financial system, coupled with asset-destroying state-owned firms, managed to create a number of vibrant high-tech firms?

China's domestic financial system fails most private firms by neglecting to give them sufficient support to pursue technological upgrading, even while smothering state-favored...   More >

LaTeX: Introduction to Typesetting in math

Workshop | August 31 | 4-5 p.m. | Bechtel Engineering Center, Kresge Engineering Library Training Room 110MD

 Brian Quigley, Mathematics and Statistics Librarian, Kresge Engineering Library

 Library

This workshop is an introduction to typesetting math using LaTeX. Attendees will learn how to create various environments for equations and formulas; subscripting and superscripting; Greek letters; and other commonly used syntax for math.

  Registration opens August 4. Register online or by calling Brian Quigley at 510-642-5729, or by emailing Brian Quigley at bquigley@berkeley.edu

Mathematics Department Colloquium: Boolean representations of simplicial complexes: beyond matroids

Colloquium | August 31 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 John Rhodes, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

We present a "crash course" on representing finite simplicial complexes by rectangular matrices with coefficients 0 or 1 (Boolean matrices). Our "course" may be of interest to combinatorialists, topologists, and discrete geometers and is intended to be accessible to students, including advanced undergraduates.

Our main theme is a new idea: some of the columns of a Boolean matrix are "linearly...   More >

Global Health and the Future Role of the United States

Lecture | August 31 | 5-7 p.m. | David Brower Center, Goldman Theater

 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Dr. Mike Merson, Wolfgang Joklik Professor of Global Health, Duke University; Amie Batson, Chief Strategy Officer; Vice President, Strategy and Learning, PATH

 Lia Fernald, Professor, UC Berkeley School of Public Health

 Public Health, School of

Join Dr. Mike Merson, Amie Batson, Professor Lia Fernald, and Dean Stefano M. Bertozzi for a discussion of the future of the country’s commitment to improving human health worldwide. How can we maintain effective investments in global health initiatives in a rapidly changing environment?

  Registration opens June 29. Register online by August 30.

Dr. Mike Merson

Concerts in the Redwood Grove: SambaDa+ Tarimba

Performing Arts - Music | August 31 | 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: SambaDá + Tarimba
Brazilian-Afro-Samba + Son jarocho

$22 Adult, $20 UCBG Member Adult, $12 Youth 5-17yrs, Free Under 5

 SOLD OUT.

TDPS Open Auditions - Berkeley Dance Project 2018

Performing Arts - Dance | August 31 | 6-10 p.m. |  Bancroft Studio (2401 Bancroft)

 Department of Theater, Dance & Performance Studies

TDPS is holding auditions for the fall studio production, "Mechanics of Love," student workshop "Little Russians," and The New Play Reading Series. Open to all Cal students.

Audition information, including show description, casting details and production schedule are available under the “Productions | Auditions” tab of the TDPS Callboard at http://tdps.berkeley.edu/callboard/. Please read all...   More >

"Free Speech and Community": A Conversation with Chancellor Christ at The Berkeley Forum

Presentation | August 31 | 6 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall

 Carol Christ, UC Berkeley Chancellor

 The Berkeley Forum

What constitutes free speech? At what point does free speech infringe upon the notion of community, if at all? Recent events on campus - and the intense media and political scrutiny that accompanied them - have highlighted a need for thoughtful discussion of these questions. Newly sworn-in Chancellor Carol Christ will discuss these themes in conversation at the Berkeley Forum.

Texas Instruments Workshop and Info-Session

Information Session | August 31 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Come out to the Wozniak Lounge on Thursday 8/31 for a chance to meet TI employees, get hands-on experience with TI equipment, and free pizza! Stay after to talk about potential employment or internship opportunities. TI will be holding a workshop with LaunchPad, so this is a great opportunity for EE16A/B students to utilize their LaunchPad for other new and exciting projects!

Miniature Worlds: Model Dioramas in American Anthropology

Lecture | August 31 | 6:30-8 p.m. |  Hearst Museum of Anthropology

 Ira Jacknis

 Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

The two decades around 1900 were a critical time for the development of museum anthropology in America. Along with burgeoning collections came innovative modes of public display such as the life-group dioramas of costumed mannequins and the miniature dioramas of ethnographic villages and archaeological sites. During this period both genres made the transition from international expositions to...   More >

BJCL Information Session

Meeting | August 31 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. |  Cafe Durant

 Law, Boalt School of

Volver

Film - Feature | August 31 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

A welcome return to Almodóvar’s female-powered narratives, Volver spotlights a community of strong women striving to overcome the failures or absences of men. The strong-willed Raimunda (Penélope Cruz) and her sister Sole (Lola Dueñas) forge ahead for a better life with little help from the male sex, aided by Raimunda’s teen daugher, their aunt, some plucky neighbors, and their long-lost mother...   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.

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 >

The Invisible Museum: History and Memory of Morocco

Exhibit - Multimedia | August 29 – December 15, 2017 every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. |  Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)

 Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

Since its inception in 1962, the former Judah L. Magnes Museum distinguished itself by directing its collecting efforts outside the focus on European Jewish culture and history that was prevalent among American Jewish museums at the time. During the 1970s and 1980s, its founders, Seymour and Rebecca Fromer, actively corralled an informal team of activist collectors and supporters. Together, they...   More >

Sketching "Fiddler": Set Designs by Mentor Huebner

Exhibit - Multimedia | August 29 – December 15, 2017 every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. |  Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)

 Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

The Power of Attention: Magic and Meditation in Hebrew "shiviti" Manuscript Art

Exhibit - Artifacts | August 29 – December 15, 2017 every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. |  Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)

 Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

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 >

The Worlds of Arthur Szyk: The Taube Family Arthur Szyk Collection

Exhibit - Multimedia | August 29 – December 15, 2017 every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. |  Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)

 Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

Auditorium installation of high-resolution images of select collection items.

Acquired by The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life in 2017 thanks to an unprecedented gift from Taube Philanthropies, the most significant collection of works by Arthur Szyk (Łódź, Poland, 1894 – New Canaan, Connecticut, 1951) is now available to the world in a public institution for the first time as...   More >