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Tuesday, September 19, 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.

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.

Seminar 217, Risk Management: Change-point detection for stochastic processes

Seminar | September 19 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Speaker: Sveinn Olafsson, Visiting Assistant Professor, UC Santa Barbara

 Center for Risk Management Research

Since the work of Page in the 1950s, the problem of detecting an abrupt change in the distribution of stochastic processes has received a great deal of attention. There are two main formulations of such problems: A Bayesian approach where the change-point is assumed to be random, and a min-max approach under which the change-point is assumed to be fixed but unknown. In both cases, a deep...   More >

Proteasomes can´t help it: The UPS between homeostasis, antigen processing and proteasome catalysed peptide splicing

Seminar | September 19 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

 Peter-Michael Kloetzel, Institut für Biochemie

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Blood Drive

Special Event | September 19 | 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 >

Making Sense of Pain: A Human Genetics Driven Multi-disciplinary, Multi-modality Approach to Drug Discovery

Seminar | September 19 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Dr. Margaret Chu-Moyer, Executive Director, Research, Amgen

 College of Chemistry

Recent advances in human genetics have allowed deeper insight into disease biology. Coupling of this to the development of molecules to further understand relevant pharmacology and to identify potential therapeutics has never been more important or more challenging. This lecture will demonstrate the scientific interplay that is necessary to discover human medicines using a recent multi-modality...   More >

Google APM Info-Session

Information Session | September 19 | 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

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Come learn about our Associate Product Manager role - a leadership development program that consists of two one-year rotations on different projects. Hear from Cal alumni who know the ins and outs of this exciting program. This session is intended for graduating seniors, but open to juniors who may be interested in a...   More >

Transculturality and German Discourse in the Age of European Colonialism

Lecture | September 19 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Chunjie Zhang, UC Davis

 Institute of European Studies

Chunjie Zhang examines the South Pacific travel writings of George Forster and Adelbert von Chamisso, literary works by August von Kotzebue and Johann Joachim Campe, Herder’s philosophy of history, and Kant’s theory of geography from the perspective of non-European impact during the age of Europe’s colonial expansion. She explores what these texts show about German and European superiority, the...   More >

Sustainability Involvement Fair

Information Session | September 19 | 12-2 p.m. |  Lower Sproul Plaza

 Student Environmental Resource Center

The Expo will showcase campus, student, and local organizations, campaigns, projects, internships, and funding opportunities available for students with sustainability interests. Students interested in sustainability and looking for opportunities for involvement should attend!

An African Public-Health Success Story: The Control of River Blindness

Colloquium | September 19 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Vince Resh, Professor of the Graduate School, Environmental Science, Policy and Management

 Center for African Studies

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

Development Lunch: "Is "Michelle" less productive than "Michael"? A field experiment on consumer-based gender discrimination" and "Keeping Up With the Joneses: Relative Performance Feedback and Business Performance Among Micro-

Seminar | September 19 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Edward Rubin; Julia Seither

 Department of Economics

Student seminar series for development economics student in Econ and ARE.

The Front Lines of Health Equity: Improving Safety-Net of Health Systems

Colloquium | September 19 | 12:40-2 p.m. | 714C University Hall

 Urmimala Sarkar, MD, MPH, Professor of Medicine, UCSF School of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine

 Public Health, School of

Safety net health systems are critical to achieving health equity by providing health care for vulnerable populations. As a primary care physician-researcher in a safety net setting, Dr. Sarkar will discuss approaches to improve the safety and quality of care, specifically for chronic diseases, among diverse populations cared for in safety net settings. She will also discuss how to apply...   More >

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.

Seminar 237, Macroeconomics: ​"Labor Supply and Consumption Insurance: Evidence from Rideshare Drivers"

Seminar | September 19 | 2:10-4 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Dmitri Koustas, UC Berkeley

 Department of Economics

Seminar 218, Psychology and Economics: Preferences for Truth Telling

Seminar | September 19 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Johannes Abeler, University of Oxford

 Department of Economics

3-Manifold Seminar: Invariants of spatial graphs

Seminar | September 19 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Kyle Miller, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Knot theory can be generalized to spatial graphs: embeddings of framed topological graphs in $S^3$ up to isotopy. Certain categories support graphical notations for homomorphisms (for instance, elements of $S_n$ as $n$ immersed arcs in the plane), and by reinterpreting a projection of a spatial graph graphically, we may obtain an algebraic invariant.

We will discuss Penrose's graphical tensor...   More >

McNair Scholars Program Application Workshop

Information Session | September 19 | 3-5 p.m. | 2515 Channing Way (Academic Achievement Program), Suite 13

 Juan Esteva, Director, McNair Scholars Program

 Office of Undergraduate Research

The McNair Scholars Program prepares selected underrepresented or low-income UC Berkeley undergraduates for graduate study at the doctoral level. The goal of the McNair Scholars Program is to increase the number of underrepresented students in doctoral programs.

EECS Undergraduate Research Panel

Panel Discussion | September 19 | 3:30-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge, #430

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Hear from students & staff about the benefits of pursuing undergraduate research, and how to find available positions.

Hear the freshmen & transfer admit perspective from panelists working in AI, CS education, wireless technologies, space science, solid state electronics, and device physics.

Clinical Science Psychology Students 3rd Yr Talk

Colloquium | September 19 | 3:30-5 p.m. | Tolman Hall, 3105 Beach Room

 Department of Psychology

Caitlin Gasperetti
Talk: Characterizing Sleep in Evening-Type Adolescents

Niki Gumport
Talk: Patient Learning of Treatment Contents in Cognitive Therapy

Enitan Marcelle
Talk: Prenatal Predictors of Working Memory Functioning in ADHD

Student Harmonic Analysis and PDE Seminar (HADES): A wave packet parametrix for wave equations

Seminar | September 19 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Cristian Gavrus, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

The aim of this talk is to present the construction of a parametrix for the wave equation with variable coefficients due to Hart Smith. The idea is to write approximate solutions as linear combinations of wave packets by decomposing the initial data using a frame of functions (concentrated in space and frequency) which are then transported across the bicharacteristic flow. Even though this...   More >

Getting Started with Savio: Introductory Training for Savio, the campus Linux computing cluster

Workshop | September 19 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 117 Dwinelle Hall

 Christopher Paciorek, Statistical Computing Consultant, Department of Statistics and Berkeley Research Computing; Debra Mccaffrey, Domain Consultant, Berkeley Research Computing

 Berkeley Research Computing

Berkeley Research Computing is offering an introductory training session on using Savio, the campus Linux high-performance computing cluster. We'll give an overview of how the cluster is set up, different ways you can get access to the cluster, logging in, transferring files, accessing software on the system, and submitting and monitoring jobs.

There are no prerequisites, but it will be...   More >

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Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: A Survey of Riemann-Roch in Tropical Geometry

Seminar | September 19 | 3:45-4:45 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Chris Eur, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Many recent works in algebraic combinatorics carry the theme of rendering results of classical algebraic geometry in tropical geometry. We first give an overview of three particular lines of work carrying such theme: (1) Hodge theory on matroids by Adiprasito, Huh, and Katz, (2) CSM classes of matroids by de Medrano, Rincón, and Shaw, and (3) Riemann-Roch on graphs by Baker, Norine, and others....   More >

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: First Steps towards Tropical Hirzebruch-Riemann-Roch

Seminar | September 19 | 3:45-4:45 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall | Canceled

 Christopher Eur, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Many recent works in algebraic combinatorics carry the theme of rendering results of classical algebraic geometry in tropical geometry. We first give an overview of three particular lines of work carrying such theme: (1) Hodge theory on matroids by Adiprasito, Huh, and Katz, (2) CSM classes of matroids by de Medrano, Rincón, and Shaw, and (3) Riemann-Roch on graphs by Baker, Norine, and others....   More >

Pitzer Seminar in Physical Chemistry: Scaling Down the Laws of Thermodynamics

Seminar | September 19 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Christopher Jarzynski, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, University of Maryland

 College of Chemistry

Thermodynamics provides a robust conceptual framework and set of laws that govern the exchange of energy and matter. Although these laws were originally articulated for macroscopic objects, it is hard to deny that nanoscale systems, as well, often exhibit “thermodynamic-like” behavior – biomolecular motors convert chemical fuel into mechanical work (like car engines), and individual polymer...   More >

Annual IDV MPH Symposium

Conference/Symposium | September 19 | 4-6 p.m. | Li Ka Shing Center, 2/F, Lobby area

 Dr. Lee Riley, Division of Infectious Diseases and Vaccinology

 CEND (Center for Emerging & Neglected Diseases)

IDV Division hosts the annual IDV MPH Symposium for second year IDV MPH students to present their Field Study Projects in the poster session.

On-campus Job Search Panel

Workshop | September 19 | 4-5 p.m. | Career Center (2440 Bancroft Way), Gold Rooms

 Berkeley International Office(BIO)), Career Center

On-campus part-time job, volunteering in the community or involvement with student clubs will help enrich your overall college life, build up competitive skills craved by future employers, and provide valuable U.S. work experience for your pursuit of next “dream” job. Looking for a job on campus but not sure where to start? A panel of current international students will share their tips and...   More >

CMES Student Open House

Reception | September 19 | 5-7 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Join the Center for Middle Eastern Studies (CMES) for our fall Graduate Student Open House!

  RSVP online by September 18.

Commutative Algebra Student Seminar: Matroids, Graphs, and Symbolic Powers of Monomial Ideals

Seminar | September 19 | 5-6 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Charles Wang, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

It is open in general what conditions imply that the symbolic powers and the usual powers of an ideal in a regular ring coincide. For squarefree monomial (i.e. radical) ideals in a polynomial ring in n variables over a field, there is a combinatorial characterization for when these two powers coincide. In this talk, I will discuss the combinatorial objects that arise in this context, and describe...   More >

CMES Student Open House

Reception | September 19 | 5-7 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Join the Center for Middle Eastern Studies (CMES) for our fall Graduate Student Open House!

  RSVP online by September 18.

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 >

Curation as Research | Contemporary Art in Central America

Lecture | September 19 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room

 Miguel A. López; Emiliano Valdés

 Arts Research Center

López and Valdés will reflect on their experiences organizing exhibitions that focus on the visual art and performance of Costa Rica, Guatemala, and Nicaragua, and will discuss how their curatorial research puts pressure on monolithic narratives about Central American art.

Research and Funding Opportunities Workshop: Hosted by Underrepresented Researchers of Color (UROC)

Workshop | September 19 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Rm 360; to get to rm. 360, enter Stephens Hall archway, go through door with sign for Haas Institute for Fair and Inclusive Society; go up one floor to suite 360.

 Alexa Aburto, Humanities undergraduate, UC Berkeley; Ifechukwu Okeke, STEM undergrad and UROC co-director, Under-represented Researchers of Color (UROC); Istifaa Ahmed, Humanities undergrad and UROC co-director, Under-represented Researchers of Color (UROC)

 Under-represented Researchers of Color (UROC): student group sponsored by Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

This workshop will introduce and expose students to various research programs and funding opportunities on campus. It will cover various program applications and writing a research proposal. Presenters will discuss their experiences with their research programs, as well as the application processes.

The Alt Right on Campus: What Students Need to Know

Presentation | September 19 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Rm 220 - Multicultural Community Center

 Ryan Lenz, Senior Investigative Writer for the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Intelligence Project and editor of its Hatewatch blog

 Equity and Inclusion, Vice Chancellor

A Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) expert on hate and extremism will share information on an orchestrated campaign by white nationalists to make college campuses their battleground. The battle is not over free speech or political conservatism. Come learn about what they're pushing, why they’re obsessed with UC Berkeley and how we can effectively resist.

Lyft Info-Session

Information Session | September 19 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Come hear about Lyft's internship and full time positions! We will be having some Berkeley Alums talk about their experiences with growth hacking, software engineering, data science, and data analytics.

There will be time at end for Q&A, resume collection & networking!

Free Sliver/Soda and swag will be provided.

Special movie night: Valerio Ruiz @UC Berkeley

Film - Short | September 19 | 8-10 p.m. | 101 Moffitt Undergraduate Library

 Valerio Ruiz, Italian Society @Berkeley

 Italian Society @ Berkeley

Join us next TUESDAY, September 19, for a special screening in 101 Moffitt*, at 8 PM. Event is FREE

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Exhibits and Ongoing Events

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

Jennie Smith: New Drawings

Exhibit - Painting | September 18 – December 15, 2017 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | Stephens Hall, Townsend Center for the Humanities

 Townsend Center for the Humanities

San Francisco artist Jennie Smith infuses her detailed drawings of the natural world with an imaginative sensibility.

Viewing hours are generally Monday through Friday, 9 am to 4 pm. The exhibit is located in a space also used for events and meetings; please call (510) 643-9670 or email in advance to confirm room availability.

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 >

"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 >