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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Our free speech week: united against hate

Social Event | September 24 – 27, 2017 every day |  UC Berkeley Campus


We bring to you a three-day event, a peaceful moment of reflection and show of solidarity for those vulnerable groups on campus. From faculty and departments to RSOs and graduates, we stand firmly behind the values of our community, and in defense of our loved ones. Join us for any of our events - listen to a speaker, participate in an open mic, or stop by to write a letter to your...   More >

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.

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.

Memorials and Memory Activism: Interview with Valentina Rozas-Krause, College of Environmental Design

Seminar | September 26 | 9-9:30 a.m. | Barrows Hall, Radio broadcast, ON-AIR ONLY, 90.7FM

 Valentina Rozas-Krause, Architecture, College of Environmental Design; Dr. Tesla Monson, Department of Integrative Biology

 KALX 90.7FM

This week on The Graduates, we are speaking with architect Valentina Krause about her work on memorials in South America, the Bay Area, and Germany.

The Graduates, featuring graduate student research at Cal, is broadcast every other Tuesday on KALX 90.7 FM.

Valentina Rozas-Krause

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.

Synthesis and Study of Unusual Lipids

Seminar | September 26 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall | Canceled

 Prof. Noah Burns, Department of Chemistry, Stanford University

 College of Chemistry

Our group is particularly inspired by natural products not only because of their importance as synthetic targets but also due to their ability to serve as invaluable identifiers of unanswered chemical, medicinal, biological, and biophysical questions. One major focus of our research has been the selective halogenation of alkenes. Dihalogenation and halofunctionalization encompass some of the most...   More >

Seminar 217, Risk Management: Machine Learning and Alternative Data in Fundamental-based Quantitative Equity

Seminar | September 26 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Speaker: Ben Gum, AXA Rosenberg

 Center for Risk Management Research

We begin with a survey of machine learning techniques and applications outside of finance. Then we discuss our use of Machine Learning techniques at Rosenberg. Finally, we explore some alternative data sources.

Understanding Your Work Related Values

Workshop | September 26 | 12-1:30 p.m. |  University Hall

 Terrie Moore, Staff Career Development

 Human Resources

Identify/clarify values that are important to you to express at work. Explore approaches to enhance alignment.

REGISTRATION required at the UC Learning Center through the Blu portal. Course code - BECAR103

  Register online

UC Retirement Plan (UCRP) – The Pension Plan (BEUHS346)

Workshop | September 26 | 12:10-2:10 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club

 Don Goldberg, Senior Benefits Analyst, UC Retirement Administration Service Center

 Be Well at Work - Work/Life

The session, designed for active career employees, addresses the many areas one needs to consider for a successful and satisfying retirement and the benefits available through the UC Retirement Plan (UCRP). Content includes information about monthly retirement income and how it is calculated, cost of living adjustments, and lump sum cash out. The Retirement Savings Program and retiree health and...   More >

  Enroll online

Development Lunch: "Long-term effects of violent conflict on second-generation health outcomes: evidence from Liberia"

Seminar | September 26 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Soazic Elise Wang Sonne; Shibiru Melesse, CEGA EASST Fellow

 Department of Economics

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

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.

Ayotzinapa: September 26,2014 - September 26, 2017

Lecture | September 26 | 1-3 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 James Cavallaro

 Center for Latin American Studies, Department of Spanish & Portuguese

Professor James Cavallaro, the founding director of Stanford Law School’s International Human Rights and Conflict Resolution Clinic, has dedicated his career to human rights through his scholarly research and his legal practice.

Love Posters: a space to heal and affirm each other in commUNITY!

Special Event | September 25 – 29, 2017 every day | 2-5 p.m. | César E. Chávez Student Center, GenEq Community Space, Rm 202

 Gender Equity Resource Center

LOVE POSTERS: a space to heal and affirm each other in commUNITY! Join us for a week of healing, love, community, and creativity through poster making.

McNair Scholars Program Application Workshop

Information Session | September 26 | 2-4 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.

Butterfly Walk

Tour/Open House | April 25 – October 24, 2017 the fourth Tuesday of the month every month | 3-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join Sally Levinson, Garden volunteer propagator, docent and 'caterpillar lady', as she guides you through the Botanical Garden in search of butterflies.

Space is limited on a first-come basis. Children welcome. Free with garden admission.

For more information email gardenprograms@berkeley.edu

Free with Garden Admission

Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence: A talk by Max Tegmark

Lecture | September 26 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, 430-8 Wozniak Lounge

 Max Tegmark, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

How can we grow our prosperity through automation without leaving people lacking income or purpose? What career advice should we give today’s kids? How can we make future AI systems more robust, so that they do what we want without crashing, malfunctioning or getting hacked? Should we fear an arms race in lethal autonomous weapons? Will machines eventually outsmart us at all tasks, replacing...   More >

Exploring Majors and Career Options

Workshop | September 26 | 3:30-5 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42 Conference Room

 Career Center

Undecided about your major? Not sure of the best academic path to your dream job? You're not alone! Join experts from the Career Center, the Career Counseling Library, and L&S, and learn how to start working towards your post-graduation career goals.

RSVP if you plan to attend: https://goo.gl/forms/URH5VWz5LXo9e6vC3

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The belly of a minimal free resolution

Seminar | September 26 | 3:45-4:45 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Karim Adiprasito, Einstein Institute for Mathematics Hebrew University of Jerusalem

 Department of Mathematics

We discuss the shape of minimal free resolutions of monomial ideals, that is, the shape of its bigraded Betti-table, and relate it to basic homotopy theory.

Electronic resonances: Challenge and opportunity

Seminar | September 26 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Anna Krylov, Department of Chemistry, University of Southern California

 College of Chemistry

Autoionizing (or electron-detaching) states are ubiquitous in physics, chemistry, biology, and technology. Such meta-stable states (called resonances) play a central role in processes as diverse as DNA radiolysis, plasmonic catalysis, and attosecond spectroscopy. Resonances belong to the continuum spectrum, which makes their theoretical description exceptionally difficult, because their wave...   More >

Guangzhou Dream Factory

Film - Documentary | September 26 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Erica Marcus, filmmaker

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS), Institute of East Asian Studies, Center for African Studies

Guangzhou, a.k.a. Canton, is southern China’s centuries-old trading port. Today the booming metropolis of 14 million is a mecca of mass consumption, its vast international trading centers crammed with every “Made in China” good imaginable. Every year more than half a million Africans travel to Guangzhou where they buy goods to sell back in Africa. Over time, some have chosen to stay, and for...   More >

ECON 281, International Trade and Finance: “The China Shock Revisited”

Seminar | September 26 | 4-6 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Rob Feenstra, UC Davis

 Department of Economics

Berkeley Distinguished Lectures in Data Science: On Computational Thinking, Inferential Thinking and Data Science

Seminar | September 26 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 190 Doe Library

 Michael I. Jordan, Professor, Statistics & EECS, UC Berkeley

 Berkeley Institute for Data Science

The rapid growth in the size and scope of datasets in science and technology has created a need for novel foundational perspectives on data analysis that blend the inferential and computational sciences. That classical perspectives from these fields are not adequate to address emerging problems in Data Science is apparent from their sharply divergent nature at an elementary level---in computer...   More >

Seminar 221, Industrial Organization: ​"Tax Advantages and Imperfect Competition in Auctions for Municipal Bonds"

Seminar | September 26 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 James Roberts, Duke University

 Department of Economics

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research and Finding a Mentor Workshop

Workshop | September 26 | 4:30-5:30 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

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

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research

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

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

Ayotzinapa: September 26,2014 - September 26, 2017

Lecture | September 26 | 5-7 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, 370 Dwinelle

 Omar Garcia

 Center for Latin American Studies, Department of Spanish & Portuguese

Omar Garcia, a student from the school for rural teachers, “Raul Isidro Burgos,” was present at the events of September 26th, 2014 and survived the attack by the army and the police.

A memorial in Mexico. (Photo by Steven Zwerink.)

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: Symbolic Powers of Determinantal Ideals

Seminar | September 26 | 5-6 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Leon Zhang, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

We give a description of certain products of minors of a generic matrix as pairs of standard Young tableaux. Under this description, the pairs of standard Young tableaux form a free basis of the polynomial ring whose variables are generic entries of that matrix. We also characterize the nth symbolic power of a determinantal ideal in terms of these pairs of standard Young tableaux, and use this to...   More >

Ancient Philosophy Workshop: Toward the Unity of Plato's "Statesman"

Lecture | September 26 | 5-7 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, Classics Conference Room/ 7205

 Shinro Kato, Emeritus Professor of Philosophy, Tokyo Metropolitan University

 Satoshi Ogihara, Associate Professor of Philosophy, Touhoku University

 Department of Classics

Celebrating 100 Years of Modern Korean Literature

Conference/Symposium | September 26 | 5-7 p.m. | Berkeley City Club, Drawing Room

 2315 Durant Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Kyung-Ran Jo, author

 Youngmin Kwon, UC Berkeley; Bruce Fulton, University of British Columbia

 Center for Korean Studies (CKS), Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in San Francisco

Please join us for a discussion of the fruits of a century of modern Korean literature dating from the appearance of Yi Kwang-su’s novel Mujŏng (The Heartless) in 1917.

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 >

A9 Tech Talk

Information Session | September 26 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

A9.com, an Amazon company, creates powerful, customer-
focused search and advertising solutions and technologies.

During our info session, our team will discuss the complex
task of building a high-scale, low latency ad serving platform
and how Amazon Search technology powers customer
shopping journeys across the world in a fast, reliable, and
enjoyable way.

For a chance to win a Kindle...   More >

Africa Week Reception and conversation with Sarah Ladipo Manyika

Reception | September 26 | 6-8 p.m. |  International House

 Sarah Ladipo Manyika, http://www.sarahladipomanyika.com

 Center for African Studies, Organization of Africa Students, Nigerian Students Association, ASUC (Associated Students of the University of California), International House, MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program at UCB

The Organization of African Students and the Nigerian Students Association are organizing a reception and conversation with <A HREF="http://www.sarahladipomanyika.com/">Sarah Ladipo Manyika</A>, author and UC Berkeley alumna, on her book "In Dependence".

A compulsory reading for Nigerian students before they graduate out of High School, Manyika's masterpiece is a great story of a young man who...   More >

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


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 >