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Friday, September 15, 2017

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.

German 204- Fall 2017: Compact Seminar

Course | September 1 – 29, 2017 every Friday | 282 Dwinelle Hall

 Department of German

Prof. Dr. Ortrud Gutjahr (Universität Hamburg)

Aufklärungstheater: Lessings Dramen und Hamburgische Dramaturgie

Gotthold Ephraim Lessings Schauspiel Nathan der Weise (1779) gilt als das deutschsprachige Drama der Aufklärung schlechthin. Und dies nicht nur, weil es bis heute das am häufigsten auf der Bühne inszenierte Stück der Epoche ist, sondern auch, weil es mit seinen szenischen...   More >

Towards Inclusive Tech: How to build more inclusive technical education and workplaces

Conference/Symposium | September 14 – 15, 2017 every day | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium

 Prudence Carter, Dean, UC Berkeley Graduate School of Education; Aubrey Blanche, Global Head of Diversity & Inclusion, Atlassian

 Information, School of

Towards Inclusive Tech aims to move the conversation about diversity and inclusion beyond a now familiar set of issues. We want researchers to share what interventions show the most promise after rigorous evaluation.

  Register online

Men's Water Polo vs. Pepperdine

Sport - Intercollegiate - Water Polo | September 15 |  Spieker Aquatics Complex

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Men's Water Polo hosts Pepperdine at Spieker Aquatics Complex.

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.

Bay Area Vision Research Day

Conference/Symposium | September 15 | 8 a.m.-7 p.m. |  Anna Head Alumnae Hall (2537 Haste St.)

 UC Berkeley Vision Science Department

The Bay Area Vision Research Day (BAVRD) is a one-day research conference devoted to bringing the vision research community of the Bay Area together in order to present and to discuss new and exciting findings in the fields of visual psychophysics, ophthalmology, optometry, biology, neuroscience, and computer vision. What distinguishes BAVRD from other conferences is that it is primarily...   More >

29th Annual Bay Area Vision Research Day (BAVRD)

Conference/Symposium | September 15 | 8 a.m.-6 p.m. |  Anna Head Alumnae Hall (2537 Haste St.)

 Optometry, School of

BAVRD is an annual meeting hosted and organized by Vision Science graduate students at UC Berkeley. It is dedicated to facilitating collaboration and discussion among vision researchers in the San Francisco Bay Area across many fields – including neuroscience, computer science, psychology, immunology, molecular biology, bioengineering, optics, optometry, and ophthalmology.

Integrated Optics from Telecom to the Future Human Sensory Interface

Seminar | September 15 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 540AB Cory Hall

 Michael S. Eggleston, Nokia Bell Labs, Murray Hill, NJ

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Integrated optics are increasingly allowing larger and more complex optical systems to be implemented at large scale and low cost. I will discuss some of the recent work performed at Bell Labs on III-V/Silicon Photonic hybrid lasers and transceivers including a 95nm tunable laser with 13dBm output power and transmitters with data rates exceeding 80Gb/s, and applications for LIDAR and OCT.

Integrated Optics from Telecom to the Future Human Sensory Interface

Seminar | September 15 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 540 Cory Hall

 Michael S. Eggleston, Nokia Bell Labs

 UC Berkeley Photobears

Integrated optics are increasingly allowing larger and more complex optical systems to be implemented at large scale and low cost. While traditionally driven by the need for compact and low-cost modules for optical Telecom and Datacom applications, these integrated systems have the potential to revolutionize the way humans interface our analog world with the digital network in which we...   More >

Talking About Combinatorial Objects Student Seminar: Introduction to Matroids

Seminar | September 15 | 1-2 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Mariel Supina, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Matroids are combinatorial objects that generalize the concept of linear independence. Many other combinatorial objects are matroids, so results about matroids often transfer nicely to other fields. This talk will include several axiomatic definitions of matroids, including independent sets, bases, and circuits, and some important constructions for matroids, focusing on duality.

Solid State Technology and Devices Seminar: Flat Photonics Using High Contrast Metastructures

Seminar | September 15 | 1-2 p.m. | Cory Hall, 521 Cory (Hogan Room)

 Professor Connie J. Chang-Hasnain, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

A new class of planar optics has emerged using near-wavelength dielectric structures, known as high contrast metastructures (HCM). Many extraordinary properties can be designed top-down based for integrated optics on a silicon or GaAs substrate. Using a 1D HCM as a high reflectivity mirror, we demonstrated wavelength-swept vertical cavity surface emitting lasers (VCSELs) with 1 MHz swept rate and...   More >

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – January 4, 2019 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 >

Women's Soccer vs. Oklahoma

Sport - Intercollegiate - Soccer | September 15 | 1:30 p.m. |  Edwards Track Stadium

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Women's Soccer hosts Oklahoma at Edwards Stadium.

A Self-Assembly Approach to the Origin of RNA: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | September 15 | 2-3 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall | Note change in location

 Prof. Nicholas V. Hud, Georgia Institute of Technology, Chem & Biochem

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

The prebiotic synthesis of RNA remains a critical and unsolved problem for origins of life research.

We are investigating the hypothesis that RNA evolved from an ancestral polymer (or proto-RNA) with molecular building blocks that had a strong propensity for self-assembly.

We are also exploring the hypothesis that oscillating environments facilitated RNA replication, before the emergence...   More >

Student Probability/PDE Seminar: Stochastic Differential Equations with Critical Drifts

Seminar | September 15 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Kyeongsik Nam, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

It is a classical result that SDE with additive noise whose drift term belongs to $L^q([0,T],L^p_x)$ for $\frac 2q+\frac dp< 1$ possesses a strong solution. In this talk, I will extend this result to the critical drift case. More precisely, I will construct a regular stochastic flow when drift term belongs to $L^{q,1}([0,T],L^p_x)$, which is a Lorentz space in time, for critical exponents $p$ and...   More >

MENA Salon: Climate Change and Environmental Crisis

Workshop | September 15 | 3-4 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Water scarcity, dust storms, and rising sea levels have enormous effects on quality of life in the MENA region. Are these environmental crises better described as "natural" or political? Are they regional or global crises? How and why does their impact vary across the region? This week's MENA salon will address these and other questions on climate change and environmental degradation.

ORIAS Graduate Student Speakers Bureau Information Session

Information Session | September 15 | 3:15-4:30 p.m. | 510 UC Berkeley Extension (Golden Bear Center)


Attention Graduate Students:

Do you want to share your academic passions while developing vital teaching and public speaking skills? Come learn about the ORIAS Speakers Bureau and how you might share your academic interests with young audiences. Last year's participants collectively addressed almost 1000 students, from middle school to community college.

The ORIAS Speakers Bureau is now...   More >

A Streetcar Named Desire

Film - Feature | September 15 | 4 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Marlon Brando was a little-known actor when he was cast in the Broadway production of Tennessee Williams’s play; the film adaptation made him a star. “As Stanley, the brutish brother-in-law of fading belle Blanche DuBois (Vivienne Leigh), Brando is magnetic, even, and almost especially, when he’s barely doing anything at all. Indelibly sexy, swaggering, animalistic and balancing a sense of real...   More >

The Road to Sleeping Dragon: Learning China from the Ground Up

Colloquium | September 15 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Michael Meyer, English, University of Pittsburgh

 Thomas Gold, Sociology, UC Berkeley

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

In 1995, at the age of twenty-three, Michael Meyer joined the Peace Corps and, after rejecting offers to go to seven other countries, was sent to a tiny town in Sichuan. Knowing nothing about China, or even how to use chopsticks, Meyer wrote Chinese words up and down his arms so he could hold conversations, and, per a Communist dean’s orders, jumped into teaching his students about the...   More >

ITS Seminar: Cooperation for Autonomous Cars: Why and How?

Seminar | September 15 | 4-5 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Arnaud de La Fortelle, MINES ParisTech, Center for Robotics

 Institute of Transportation Studies

Autonomous cars are being deployed, but these cars are mainly standalone. Making autonomous cars that are also cooperative is difficult, but arguably, this is unavoidable. This talk will briefly present the why, and in more detail, the how, especially the various impacts cooperation has on autonomous car architectures (technical challenge) and the problems it raises (scientific challenges).

Mallika Sarabhai | Dance to Change the World: The 6th Sarah Kailath Memorial Lecture

Lecture | September 15 | 4-6 p.m. | Bechtel Engineering Center, Sibley Auditorium

 Mallika Sarabhai, Activist and Indian classical dancer

 Raka Ray, Professor, Department of Sociology, Department of South and Southeast Asian Studies, and Department of Geography, UC Berkeley

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Sarah Kailath Chair in India Studies, SACHI, Department of Theater, Dance & Performance Studies, Natya at Berkeley, Tarangini School of Kathak Dance, Asia Society Northern California, Department of Music

Mallika Sarabhai delivers our 6th Annual Sarah Kailath Memorial Lecture on the theme of Women and Leadership.

Photophysics of Metal-Organic Frameworks with Emphasis on Directional Energy Transfer

Seminar | September 15 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Natalia Shustova, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of South Carolina

 College of Chemistry

The study of energy transfer (ET) processes is a cornerstone of modern physical and inorganic chemistry, which is driven by growing demand in efficient energy transfer and conversion necessary to build a sustainable energy society independent from fossil fuels. Specifically, materials with a predesigned pathway for ET can address urgent needs in fast enhancement of material performance in areas...   More >

Student Arithmetic Geometry Seminar: Log étale fundamental groups and families

Seminar | September 15 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Martin Olsson, UCB

 Department of Mathematics

If $A$ is a complete noetherian local ring with residue field $k$ and $X/A$ is a proper $A$-scheme with closed fiber $X_k$, then the Grothendieck existence theorem implies that the reduction functor on categories of finite étale covers $$ \text {Fet}(X)\rightarrow \text {Fet}(X_k) $$ is an equivalence of categories. In this talk I will explain a logarithmic version and discuss some applications.

Men's Soccer vs. Yale

Sport - Intercollegiate - Soccer | September 15 | 4:30 p.m. |  Edwards Track Stadium

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Men's Soccer hosts Yale at Edwards Stadium.

The Great Animal Orchestra: The Essential Narratives of Biodiversity Second Lecture: The Great Animal Orchestra: How animals taught us to Dance and Sing: Bernie Krause, PhD. soundscape ecologist, author and composer

Colloquium | September 15 | 4:30 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Fall welcome misc.

 Department of Music

The Great Animal Orchestra: The Essential Narratives of Biodiversity

Second Lecture: The Great Animal Orchestra: How animals taught us to Dance and Sing

Bernie Krause, PhD. soundscape ecologist, author and composer

Friday, Sept. 15th, 4:30 pm

Hertz Hall

Risk Communication and Post-disaster Tourism Recovery: Evidence from the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Disaster

Conference/Symposium | September 15 | 5-6:30 p.m. | Kroeber Hall, Gifford Room, 221

 Hiroaki Matsuura, Shoin University

 Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), UC Berkeley Tourism Studies Working Group

A tremendous amount of radioactive products were discharged as a result of the accident at the Fukushima nuclear power plant in March 2011, which resulted in radioactive contamination of the plant and wide surrounding areas. When describing the geographical distribution of radioactive contamination just after the disaster, the government, media, and other organizations largely used administrative...   More >

IBM Info-Session and Demo Day

Information Session | September 15 | 5:30-7:45 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Agenda: Come talk to IBM Engineers!

5:40pm - Introduction & IBM Video
5:50pm - React Demo
6:05pm - Meet a Real-Life IBMer
6:15pm - Jupyter/Hadoop Demo
6:30pm - How to Apply
6:45pm - IBM Q&A
7:00pm - Watson Developer Demo
7:15pm - Networking Game

What can you do with the power of IBM?

There is no other company like IBM and there...   More >

Black Life: Marvin K. White

Performing Arts - Music | September 15 | 6 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Marvin K. White presents his unique mixture of poetry, performance, and preaching. His work aims to spark divine conversations and inspire the imagination with a vision that cannot be taught and must be personally experienced. White is a recent graduate of the Pacific School of Religion in Berkeley and the author of four collections of poetry published by RedBone Press. As a community-based...   More >

Volleyball vs. St. Mary's

Sport - Intercollegiate - Volleyball | September 15 | 7 p.m. |  Haas Pavilion

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Volleyball hosts St. Mary's at Haas Pavilion.

Serenade for Haiti

Film - Feature | September 15 | 7:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

“Music is our refuge,” says a student at the Sainte Trinité Music School in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. “With music . . . we feel we are in another world, far from troubles.” Owsley Brown’s vibrant documentary recognizes the troubles but celebrates the refuge, testifying to the role that music can play in creating community and sustaining hope under the most difficult of circumstances. Shot in...   More >

Fred Lonberg-Holm / Live Fieldwork with Ken Ueno and “Bob and Maxine’s Virtual Free Improvisation Orchestra”

Performing Arts - Music | September 15 | 7:30-10 p.m. |  McEnerney Hall (1750 Arch St.)

 Center for New Music & Audio Technologies (CNMAT)

Human improviser meets machine improviser. After encountering this strange double of human musical interaction in live performance, the human improviser is invited to discuss their experience of engaging with a musician made from computing machinery. How did the machine compare to a human player? In what ways did it satisfy human expectations? In what ways did it fail? In what ways did it...   More >

$10 General, $5 Students and seniors

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

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 >

In-Between Places: Korean American Artists in the Bay Area

Exhibit - Painting | September 13 – December 10, 2017 every day |  Mills College Art Museum

 5000 MacArthur Boulevard, Oakland, CA 94613

 Mills College Art Museum

In-Between Places (사이에 머물다) is the story of Korean American artists and their dreams, featuring new work by: Jung Ran Bae; Sohyung Choi; Kay Kang; Miran Lee; Young June Lew; Nicholas Oh; Younhee Paik; and Minji Sohn.

Street by Minji Sohn, 2016

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


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 >

"Authority" - The 2017 Open Call Student Exhibition: At Worth Ryder Art Gallery

Exhibit - Multimedia | September 14 – 21, 2017 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 12-5 p.m. | K116 Kroeber Hall

 Art Practice, Department of

The premiere showcase for student art on campus, "Authority - The 2017 Open-Call Student Exhibition" celebrates the challenging and diverse art practices of the UC Berkeley community. Please join us for an Opening Reception on Wednesday, September 13th, from 4 - 7pm.

The 2017 Open Call Student Exhibition

Exhibit - Multimedia | September 13 – 21, 2017 every day | 4-7 p.m. | Kroeber Hall, Worth Ryder Art Gallery

 Art Practice, Department of

All current UC Berkeley Students (Fall 2017 semester) are invited to propose an artwork, a small series, or any other creative project!

The annual open call exhibition is the premiere showcase for student art on campus, and the only open-call exhibition of the year at the gallery.

Taking cues from the successful exhibitions of years past including 2015’s I Know What You Did Last Summer and...   More >