<< Tuesday, September 12, 2017 >>

Tuesday, September 12, 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.

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.

Black folk tales and the story of Br'er Rabbit: Interview with Lashon Daley, Performance Studies

Seminar | September 12 | 9-9:30 a.m. | Barrows Hall, Radio broadcast, ON-AIR ONLY, 90.7 FM

 Lashon Daley, Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies; Tesla Monson, Department of Integrative Biology

 KALX 90.7 FM

Tune in for a new episode of The Graduates as we speak with Lashon Daley in the Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies! Lashon's research focuses on early African-American literature and folk tales, and how the black community creates an understanding of what it means to be black.

 Radio broadcast, ON-AIR ONLY, 90.7 FM

Lashon Daley

EHS 201 Biosafety in Laboratories

Course | September 12 | 9:30-11:30 a.m. | 177 Stanley Hall

 Office of Environment, Health & Safety

This training is required for anyone who is listed on a Biological Use Authorization (BUA) application form that is reviewed by the Committee for Laboratory and Environmental Biosafety (CLEB). A BUA is required for anyone working with recombinant DNA molecules, human clinical specimens or agents that may infect humans, plants or animals. This safety training will discuss the biosafety risk...   More >

Two-Year Home Country Physical Presence Requirement Workshop

Workshop | September 12 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | International House, Sproul Rooms

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

J-1 and J-2 visitors subject to this requirement must return to their country of last legal residence for two years or obtain a waiver before being eligible for certain employment visas such as H (temporary employment), L (intra-company transfer), or Permanent Resident status ("green card"). Not all J visitors are subject as it depends on specific factors.

At this workshop, you will...   More >

Drop-in Pre-Health Advising

Miscellaneous | August 29 – December 5, 2017 every Tuesday | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | 3060 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Marie Dutton, Pre-Health Advisor

 Career Center

Meet with a Pre-Health Advisor on a first-come, first-served basis. For students exploring, preparing for, and/or applying to medical school and other health professional graduate programs.

 Open to currently enrolled students and Alumni Advantage members.

Small molecule mediators of infection and immunity

Seminar | September 12 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

 Joshua Woodward, University of Washington

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Seminar 217, Risk Management: Social Finance and the Postmodern Portfolio: Theory and Practice

Seminar | September 12 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Speaker: Jeremy Evnine, Evnine & Associates

 Center for Risk Management Research

We formulate the portfolio construction problem as a mean/variance problem which includes a linear term representing an investor’s preference for expected “social return”, in addition to her expected “financial return” of the classical theory. By making various assumptions, we are able to exploit the heterogeneous expectations version of the CAPM to derive an equilibrium model which is an...   More >

Synthetic Studies Toward Complex Natural Products

Seminar | September 12 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Tom Maimone, Department of Chemistry

 College of Chemistry

Myths and Manuscripts: Rethinking the place of Timbuktu in the intellectual history of Muslim West Africa

Colloquium | September 12 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Bruce Hall, Associate Professor, Department of History, UC Berkeley

 Center for African Studies, Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion

This is a meeting of the weekly colloquium for the Center for African Studies.

Timbuktu from the air

Drop-in Pre-Health Advising

Miscellaneous | August 29 – December 5, 2017 every Tuesday | 1-3 p.m. | 3060 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Caitlin Green, Pre-Health Advisor

 Career Center

Meet with a Pre-Health Advisor on a first-come, first-served basis. For students exploring, preparing for, and/or applying to medical school and other health professional graduate programs.

 Open to currently enrolled students and Alumni Advantage members.

Scholar Information Meetings (SIMs)

Orientation | September 12 | 2-4 p.m. | International House, Room location to be posted at entrance to building

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Newly arrived J-1 postdocs, professors, researchers,short-term scholars, and visiting student researchers are required to attend this meeting to validate their arrival in the U.S. Information on immigration regulations, travel, employment, resources for families, health insurance and other practical information will be discussed.

3-Manifold Seminar: Algorithmic homeomorphism of 3-manifolds as a corollary of geometrization (continued)

Seminar | September 12 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Ian Agol, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

We'll continue to discuss the proof that the homeomorphism problem for 3-manifolds is elementary recursive.

Seminar 237, Macroeconomics: ​"Job Mobility and the Information Channel"

Seminar | September 12 | 2:10-4 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Yusuf Mercan, UC Berkeley

 Department of Economics

Gilman Scholarship Application Workshop

Workshop | September 12 | 3:30-5 p.m. |  Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Are you a Pell Grant recipient and U.S. citizen who is planning to study and/or intern abroad? Attend the Gilman Scholarship Application Workshop and learn about the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, a federal scholarship which funds up to $5,000 towards a study abroad experience.

The Gilman Scholarship Application Workshop will review scholarship and eligibility requirements,...   More >

Clinical Science Psychology Students 3rd Yr Talk

Colloquium | September 12 | 3:30-5 p.m. | Tolman Hall, 3105 Beach RM

 Department of Psychology

Allison Diamond

Title: "Tell me how will you’ll really feel: An idiographic approach to future affect predictions in dysphoric and healthy individuals"

Alice Hua

Title: A new window into caregiver health: Using the patient brain as a predictor

Student Harmonic Analysis and PDE Seminar (HADES): A Sharp Schrödinger Maximal Estimate in $\mathbb R^2$

Seminar | September 12 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Kevin O'Neill, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

In this talk, I will present a recent paper of Xiumin Du, Larry Guth, and Xiaochun Li, which proves almost everywhere convergence of solutions to the Schrödinger equation in $\mathbb R^2$ for initial data in $H^s (s >1/3)$. I will give an extended introduction to the method of polynomial partitioning, which is used in the proof of their main theorem. A new result which arises during the proof is...   More >

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: Changing Views on Curves and Surfaces

Seminar | September 12 | 3:45-4:45 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Bernd Sturmfels, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

We present work with Kathlen Kohn and Matthew Trager on visual events in computer vision. Given an algebraic curve or surface in 3-space, the image or contour curve arises by projecting from a viewpoint. Qualitative changes in that curve occur when the viewpoint crosses the visual event surface. The components of this ruled surface are iterated singular loci of the coisotropic hypersurfaces...   More >

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: Changing Views on Curves and Surfaces

Seminar | September 12 | 3:45-4:45 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Bernd Sturmfels, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

We present work with Kathlen Kohn and Matthew Trager on visual events in computer vision. Given an algebraic curve or surface in 3-space, the image or contour curve arises by projecting from a viewpoint. Qualitative changes in that curve occur when the viewpoint crosses the visual event surface. The components of this ruled surface are iterated singular loci of the coisotropic hypersurfaces...   More >

Where Compassion Meets Social Justice: Cultivating Social, Emotional, and Moral Learning in the Schools

Panel Discussion | September 12 | 4-6 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall | Note change in time

 Dr. Luigina Mortari, Chair, Department of Human Sciences, University of Verona, Italy; Dr. Brooke Lavelle, Co-Founder and President, Courage of Care Coalition; Dr. Valerie Shapiro, Co-Director Center for Prevention Research and Assistant Professor, School of Social Welfare, UC Berkeley

 Graduate School of Education

Schools have become increasingly involved in cultivating students' capacities for reasoning about equity and justice as well as demonstrating compassion and care. Three distinguished panelists actively engaged in relevant pedagogical approaches will help us think about what works and why.

A Multi-dimensional Approach to Track Molecular Dynamics at Extreme Scales

Seminar | September 12 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Elad Harel, Department of Chemistry, Northwestern University

 College of Chemistry

Our lab is developing new approaches to examine charge carrier dynamics in complex molecular systems at extreme spatial and temporal scales. Recently, our group has demonstrated coherent 4D Electronic-Raman spectroscopy and spectrally-resolved transient-absorption microscopy, methods that are uniquely sensitive to electron-phonon-vibrational interactions. We highlight the use of these...   More >

Mendeley Citation Management Workshop

Workshop | September 12 | 4-5 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 2101, Bioscience Library Training Room

 Becky Miller, Bioscience and Natural Resources Library

 Library

Mendeley is a reference manager that enables you to organize, read, share, annotate, and cite your research papers.

This hands-on workshop will give beginning Mendeley users practice importing citations and creating bibliographies.

The Bioscience Library Training Room is equipped with PCs, or you are welcome to bring your laptop.

Data Sharing: Publishing and Archiving

Workshop | September 12 | 4-5 p.m. | Bechtel Engineering Center, Kresge Engineering Library Training Room 110 MD

 Anna Sackmann, Science Data and Engineering Librarian, Library and Research Data Management; Daniella Lowenberg, Research Data Specialist & Product Manager, University of California Curation Center

 Library

This workshop will take a deep dive into data publishing. Attendees will learn how to best prepare their data to be interpreted and reused by others. We will also explore repositories and the attributes that you should use to determine where to publish data based on type and funder or publisher requirements. This workshop is designed for graduate students in the physical and life/health sciences.

  Registration opens August 29. Register online or by calling 510-642-9478 by September 12.

ECON 281, International Trade and Finance: “Importers Facing Supply Curves: Estimation and Implications”

Seminar | September 12 | 4-6 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Sergii Meleshchuk, UC Berkeley

 Department of Economics

Where Compassion Meets Social Justice: Cultivating Social, Emotional, and Moral Learning in the Schools

Panel Discussion | September 12 | 4-6 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall | Note change in time

 Dr. Luigina Mortari, Chair, Department of Human Sciences, University of Verona, Italy; Dr. Brooke Lavelle, Co-Founder and President, Courage of Care Coalition; Dr. Valerie Shapiro, Co-Director Center for Prevention Research and Assistant Professor, School of Social Welfare, UC Berkeley

 Graduate School of Education

Schools have become increasingly involved in cultivating students' capacities for reasoning about equity and justice as well as demonstrating compassion and care. Three distinguished panelists actively engaged in relevant pedagogical approaches will help us think about what works and why.

Seminar 221, Industrial Organization: ​"Playing Checkers in Chinatown"

Seminar | September 12 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Jose Espin-Sanchez, Yale University

 Department of Economics

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: Evolutions and Second Symbolic Powers

Seminar | September 12 | 5-6 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Jana Sotakova, IS MU

 Department of Mathematics

Let K be a field and let R be a local K-algebra. An evolution of R is a surjective homomorphism T- >R of K-algebras such that the induced map between the modules of differentials is an isomorphism. We will see that the question of the existence of non-trivial evolutions is related to the Eisenbud-Mazur conjecture on (second) symbolic powers.

Center for Responsible Business Information Session

Information Session | September 12 | 5-5:45 p.m. | Haas School of Business, Wells Fargo Room (C420)

 Center for Responsible Business

Start the new school year off right; learn why responsible business is our business!

Students: Want to apply to the CRB Student Advisory Board? Interested in taking a class related to human rights & business or want to know what responsible business is? Find out about our events and ways to engage with the CRB at this Info Session. Members of our Student Advisory Board will share their...   More >

UCDC Info Session

Information Session | September 12 | 5-6 p.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 >

Machiavelli in Francia nel secondo cinquecento

Lecture | September 12 | 5-7 p.m. | 6331 Dwinelle Hall

 Jean-Louis Fournel, University of Paris VIII

 Department of Italian Studies

"Machiavelli in Francia nel secondo cinquecento. Una questione linguistica, una questione filosofica e una questione politica"

A talk by Italian Renaissance scholar Jean-Louis Fournel.
This talk is in Italian.

EPMS Weekly Seminar

Seminar | November 1, 2016 – December 5, 2017 every Tuesday | 5:10-6 p.m. | 212 O'Brien Hall

 Engineering and Project Management Society

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 >

Corporate Climate Action: Strategies to Address Climate Change

Panel Discussion | September 12 | 5:45-8 p.m. | Haas School of Business, Wells Fargo Room (C420)

 Chris Benjamin, Director of Corporate Sustainability, PG&E; Katie DeWitt, Director of Energy Digital Products, Tesla; Elysa Hammond, Director of Environmental Stewardship, Clif Bar

 Mark Lee, Executive Director, SustainAbility

 Center for Responsible Business, Berkeley Energy and Resources Collaborative

Climate change is the defining issue of our age. The rise in the average temperature of the Earth’s climate system and its related effects is no longer a prediction. Luckily, many businesses are aware of this peril and understand that their action is imperative to help address climate change.

The Center for Responsible Business (CRB) and The Berkeley Energy & Resources Collaborative (BERC) are...   More >

Nira Pereg, Rites of Preservation: Video Showing and Discussion

Lecture | September 12 | 6 p.m. | Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way), Auditorium

 Nira Pereg, Video Artist

 Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion, Center for Democracy, Toleration of the Social Science Matrix at UC Berkeley, The Israel Institute, Berkeley Institute for Jewish Law and Israel Studies, Center for the Arts and Religion of the Graduate Theological Union

Video Showing and Discussion, with an Introduction by Robert Alter

In my talk I will discuss ways in which religious rituals affect civilian protocols in Israel and Palestine.

To explore this link between ritual and routine, I will conduct a chronological overview of my work...   More >

Video Artist Nira Pereg

In the Fields of the North / En los campos del norte: Book talk with David Bacon

Special Event | September 12 | 6-7:30 p.m. | 2521 Channing Way (Inst. for Res. on Labor & Employment), Large Conference Room

 David Bacon, Activist and photojournalist

 UC Berkeley Labor Center, Center for Latin American Studies, The Oakland Institute, Social Welfare, School of, Pacific Media Workers Local 39521

Please join us for a conversation with activist and photographer David Bacon to talk about his new book, In the fields of the North / En los compos del norte. In this landmark work of photo-journalism, Bacon documents the experiences of some of the hardest-working and most disenfranchised laborers in the country: the farmworkers who are responsible for making California “America’s breadbasket.”...   More >

GM Tech Talk and Info-Session

Information Session | September 12 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Speaker: John E. Paluch, Director of Autonomous Vehicle Systems, General Motors

Join us for a Tech Talk with John Paluch, Director of Autonomous Vehicle Systems engineering at GM. John will be discussing how GM’s advanced hardware and software systems are designed for use in its self-driving vehicles.

The Future of Work: Implications for Individuals and Society

Lecture | September 12 | 6:30-8 p.m. | UC Berkeley Extension (Golden Bear Center), Room 206

 Marty Nemko

 UC Berkeley Extension

Automation and globalization are shrinking the number of good, well-paying jobs. What's a person to do? What's society to do?

This lecture will offer practical advice for everyone--from people starting out, to older people wanting to stay relevant in a changing economy. Career Coach Marty Nemko will address a range of best-, moderate-, and worst-case scenarios for how the reduction in good...   More >

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AIA Lecture - Beads, trade, and the emergence of complexity in ancient Southeast Asia

Lecture | September 12 | 7 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Alison Carter, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

 AIA, San Francisco Society, Institute of East Asian Studies, Tang Center for Silk Road Studies

Around 500 BC people in South Asia (primarily India and Sri Lanka) began interacting with people in Southeast Asia. Some of the earliest indicators of this contact are stone and glass beads that were imported from South Asia and widely traded across Southeast Asia. These beads were important symbols of prestige and power. In this presentation I discuss my study of beads from 12 archaeological...   More >

Nicholas de Monchaux - Author Book Talk: Local Code: 3,659 Proposals About Data, Design and the Nature of Cities

Lecture | September 12 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Wurster Hall, 210 - Environmental Design Library Atrium

 Prof. Nicholas de Monchaux, Architecture Department, UC Berkeley

 Library

Praised in the New York Times for its "intelligent enquiry and actionable
theorizing," Local Code is a collection of data-driven tools and design
prototypes for understanding and transforming the physical, social, and ecological resilience of cities. Prof. de Monchaux will discuss his latest book and it's implications for urban design.

Sing the Beatles with the Quarry Persons and Peter Elman

Performing Arts - Music | September 12 | 8-10 p.m. |  Freight and Salvage Coffeehouse

 2020 Addison, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)

What better way to start the school year than with a Beatles sing-along? Join the Quarry Persons and Pete Elman for a memorable evening at the Freight and Salvage! All proceeds benefit OLLI @Berkeley.

Exhibits and Ongoing Events

The Russian Revolution Centenary: 1917-2017: Politics, Propaganda and People's Art

Exhibit - Multimedia | September 11, 2017 – January 8, 2018 every day |  Moffitt Undergraduate Library

 Library

This exhibition is dedicated to the centenary of the Russian Revolution that took place in October of 1917. The exhibition will take place in the Moffitt Library, and it will highlight several print-items from the revolutionary times.

 Access to the Moffitt Undergraduate Library is restricted and you'll need the UC Berkeley/ Cal Card for entry.

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 >

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 >