<< Tuesday, October 10, 2017 >>

Tuesday, October 10, 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.

Science, Spirituality, and Oak Trees: Interview with Prahlada Papper, Department of Integrative Biology

Presentation | October 10 | 9-9:30 a.m. | Barrows Hall, Radio broadcast, ON-AIR ONLY, 90.7 FM

 Prahlada Papper, PhD Candidate, Department of Integrative Biology; Tesla Monson, PhD, Department of Integrative Biology

 KALX 90.7 FM

Join us for another episode of The Graduates as we speak with naturalist Prahlada Papper, PhD candidate in the Department of Integrative Biology. Prahlada's research focuses on the study of oak trees and species concepts in California. The Graduates, featuring graduate student research at Cal, is broadcast every other Tuesday on KALX 90.7 FM.

 Radio broadcast, ON-AIR only! 90.7 FM or online.

Prahlada in the field

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.

Scholar Information Meetings (SIMs)

Orientation | October 10 | 10 a.m.-12 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.

CANCELLED: Yoga Walk Through the Garden

Workshop | October 10 | 10:30-11:30 a.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

"If you wish to know the divine, feel the wind on your face and the warm sun on your hand."

Come join fellow Nature Lovers in a mindful movement class at the UC Botanical Garden. During the 60-minute class, you will get to walk among the garden’s amazing collection, learn breathing techniques to promote health, practice gentle Qigong and yoga exercises at beautiful locations along...   More >

$20, $18 members (Price includes Garden Admission)

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

Host-microbe interactions: harnessing co-evolution to treat disease

Seminar | October 10 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

 Janelle Ayres, Salk Institute

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Catalytic Approaches to Simplifying Synthesis

Seminar | October 10 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Darren Dixon, Department of Chemistry, University of Oxford

 College of Chemistry

Catalysts that provide new reactivity and stereocontrol in efficient bond-forming reactions, are essential tools for converting low cost starting materials into high value, structurally complex, stereochemically defined product materials. In this presentation, new families of metal-free and metal-rich cooperative catalysts and their use in highly enantioselective C-C bond forming reactions and...   More >

Seminar 217, Risk Management: Advances in Basketball Analytics Using Player Tracking Data

Seminar | October 10 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Speaker: Alexander D'amour, UC Berkeley

 Center for Risk Management Research

In the 2013-2014 season, the National Basketball League, in conjunction with STATS LLC, implemented a league-wide program to collect player-tracking data for all NBA games. The data feed now provides 25-FPS records of all players' XY coordinates on the court, as well as XYZ coordinates for the ball. This data source has opened up new lines in inquiry into the quantitative analysis of basketball...   More >

Post-Baccalaureate Health Professions Program Online Information Session

Information Session | October 10 | 12-1 p.m. |  Online

 UC Berkeley Extension

Gain academic preparation in the sciences along with one-on-one advising to enhance your application to medical, dental or veterinary school, as well as to advanced degree programs in medical- and health-related fields.

  Register online

Introduction to Maptek Laser Scanning

Workshop | October 10 | 12:10-3 p.m. | plaza Wurster Hall

 Archaeological Research Facility

We'll meet at the Archaeological Research Facility and return to the field survey locations to create a terrestrial laser scan using the the Maptek I-Site 4400LR instrument. In the afternoon we will meet 1-4 pm in the LAEP computer lab

 Workshops cost $50 for non-UC attendees. The workshops are free for students, faculty, and staff. Register online

Development Lunch: "Discretion and Corruption in Public Procurement"

Seminar | October 10 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Ferenc Szucs

 Department of Economics

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

A European refugee crisis or a humanity crisis?

Colloquium | October 10 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Elsadig Elsheikh, Director, Global Justice Program at the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society

 Center for African Studies

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

Raissa Robles: “Living Dangerously: Investigative Reporting from Marcos to Duterte”

Lecture | October 10 | 12:30-2 p.m. | North Gate Hall, Library (Room 142)

 Graduate School of Journalism

A presentation by Raissa Robles followed by a conversation with John Temple, associate adjunct professor and director of the Investigative Reporting Program at the Graduate School of Journalism.

Recommended Reading:
Journalist Says Supporters Of Philippine President-Elect Threaten Her Online (NPR, June 2016)

Click here to RSVP to estimate attendance.
Seats are first come, first...   More >

  RSVP online by October 9.

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.

Two-Year Home Country Physical Presence Requirement Workshop

Workshop | October 10 | 2-4 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 >

Seminar 237, Macroeconomics: ​"Quantitative Easing without Rational Expectations"

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

 Dmitriy Sergeyev, UC Berkeley

 Department of Economics

3-Manifold Seminar: Ribbon Graphs Invariants from Ribbon Categories

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

 Kevin Donoghue, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

I will introduce the notion of a ribbon category. I will show how such categories can be used to recover and generalize the ribbon graph invariants that were introduced in prior talks.

Student Harmonic Analysis and PDE Seminar (HADES): Algebraic structure underlying Kakeya-type problems

Seminar | October 10 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Marina Iliopoulou, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Kakeya-type questions ask how much tubes that point to different directions overlap. Such problems are central in harmonic analysis, due to their connection with restriction theory, geometric measure theory, PDE and number theory. Over the years there was some indication that Kakeya-type problems have an underlying algebraic structure, but it was only a decade ago that a tool was introduced in...   More >

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: Serre Condition \(S_r\) for Simplicial Complexes

Seminar | October 10 | 3:45-4:45 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Brent Holmes, University of Kansas

 Department of Mathematics

For a fixed integer \(r\), Serre's condition \(S_r\) is a condition on the depth of a ring at various localizations. It can be viewed as a weakening of the Cohen-Macaulay condition. In this talk, we focus on Serre's condition for Stanley-Reisner rings. The first main topic will be the relationship between Serre's \(S_2\) condition and Hirsch type bounds on the diameter of the dual graph. The...   More >

ECON 281, International Trade and Finance: “Firm-to-Firm Trade: Imports, Exports, and the Labor Market”

Seminar | October 10 | 4-6 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Sam Kortum, Yale University

 Department of Economics

Program to Support Administrators and TOSA's in Implementing the California H-SS Framework

Workshop | October 10 | 4-7 p.m. |  Santa Clara County Office of Education

 1290 Ridder Park Drive, San Jose, CA 95131

 UC Berkeley History-Social Science Project

The UCB History-Social Science Project is partnering with the Santa Clara County Office of Education to provide an ongoing and collaborative space for Administrators and TOSAs to learn and share strategies for implementing the new CA H-SS Framework. Many site or district administrators and TOSAs have already been engaged in providing PD for their teachers or will initiate this process following...   More >

A New Past: Hidden Narratives of the Vietnam War from the North Vietnamese

Lecture | October 10 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Hai Nguyen, Postdoctoral Fellow, Vietnam Center, Texas Tech University

 Center for Southeast Asia Studies

This talk will examine the motivations of some North Vietnamese fighters as derived from their personal memoirs, in particular unpublished documents collected from the battlefield by the CIA and U.S. allies. The analysis here seeks to show how personal memory may conflict or be compatible with collective memory, as well as how it may be used to shape or even reshape the stories of history.

White Supremacy, Gender, and Speech in the wake of Charlottesville

Panel Discussion | October 10 | 4-6 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, Room 140

 Michael Cohen; Charis Thompson; Ziza Delgado; Justin Leroy

 Center for Race and Gender

This event will focus on the roles white supremacy has played throughout U.S. history as well as its continued effects today, particularly in relation to the 2016 election and upsurge of white nationalist and white supremacist movements.

Long-range Correlated Dynamics in Glassy Materials and Its Role in Producing Stable Glasses

Seminar | October 10 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Zahra Fakhraai, Department of Chemistry, University of Pennsylvania

 College of Chemistry

Nanometer-sized thin films of small organic molecules are widely used in applications ranging from organic photovoltaics and organic light emitting diodes, to protective coatings and high resolution nano-imprint lithography. Physical vapor deposition (PVD) is widely used in manufacturing ultra-thin layers of amorphous organic solids, with an underlying assumption that the properties of these...   More >

Introduction to Zotero 5.0

Workshop | October 10 | 4:30-5:30 p.m. | 405 Moffitt Undergraduate Library

 Jennifer Dorner, Librarian, The Library


This introductory workshop will cover the Zotero library, adding items to your library, using collections to organize your library, using tags to organize your library, sorting and searching, and outputting a bibliography. During the hour after the workshop, the Instructor will be available to assist you with troubleshooting installation and syncing issues.

 A Cal ID is required to enter Moffitt Library.

  RSVP online

Research/Funding Opportunities Workshop (Open Hours) (Hosted by UROC: Underrepresented Researchers of Color)

Workshop | October 10 | 5-7 p.m. | 360 Stephens Hall

 Istifaa Ahmed (Humanities/Social Science)

 Office of Undergraduate Research

This workshop will introduce and expose students to various research programs and funding opportunities on campus. It will cover various program applications (such as the McNair Scholars Application), reaching out to mentors, getting solid letters of recommendations, and writing strong research proposals and personal statements. Presenters will also discuss their experiences with their research...   More >

Murzban F Shroff | From Diversity to Adversity: A Writer’s Journey into the Unknown

Lecture | October 10 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Murzban F Shroff, Author

 Poulomi Saha, Assistant Professor of English

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies, Department of English

Murzban F. Shroff, Author of Breathless in Bombay (stories) and Waiting for Jonathan Koshy (novel) shares his experiences of writing under threat.

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 >

Ethical Leadership and Transformational Storytelling

Workshop | September 12 – November 28, 2017 every Tuesday | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

 Institute of Personality and Social Research

Featuring speakers and workshops on innovative tools and perspectives for self /group development. Our goal is to co-create an inclusive container for students of all fields and walks of life to collaborate, gain a sense of purpose, and tools for utilizing and processing all that we learn at UC Berkeley. Understanding ethical leadership and how narratives shaping the world can allow us the space...   More >

Free Speech on Campus: A Discussion with Dean Erwin Chemerinsky in Honor of Constitution Day

Panel Discussion | October 10 | 6-8 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Library, Rm 101 Doe Library

 Dean of Berkeley Law, Erwin Chemerinsky

 Library, Free Speech Movement Café Educational Programs

In honor of Constitution Day, the Free Speech Movement Educational Programs Committee welcomes the Dean of Berkeley Law, Erwin Chemerinsky. In his new book, "Free Speech on Campus", written with Howard Gillman, they argue that campuses must provide supportive learning environments for an increasingly diverse student body but at the same time must never restrict the expression of ideas.

 The Library attempts to offer programs in accessible, barrier-free settings. If you think you may require disability-related accommodations, please contact the event sponsor, fsmprograms@lists.berkeley.edu, ideally at least two weeks prior to the event.

Environmental Design Archives Gallery Talk: Matthew Gordon Lasner

Lecture | October 10 | 7-8 p.m. | 121 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

Matthew Gordon Lasner, Associate Professor of Urban Studies and Planning at Hunter College, CUNY, discusses Eichler homes.

Environmental Design Archives: Gallery Talks: Eichler Homes and the Reinvention of Affordable Housings in the Bay Area

Lecture | October 10 | 7-8 p.m. | Wurster Hall, Room 121

 Matthew Gordon Lasner, Hunter College, CUNY

 Environmental Design Archives

Join the Environmental Design Archives the second Tuesday of each month for Gallery Talks, a series of informal lectures given by scholars and practitioners whose research has drawn extensively from EDA’s vast collections. Topics range from affordable housing, Heath Ceramics, and landscape architect Robert Royston, to photography, and architectural competitions.

Free to UC Berkeley Students,...   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.

Ecocity Berkeley: Thirty Years On: An Exhibit in the Environmental Design Library

Exhibit - Artifacts | September 15 – December 16, 2017 every day with exceptions | Wurster Hall, 210 - Environmental Design Library Atrium


The 1987 book Ecocity Berkeley: Building Cities for a Healthy Future, inserting “ecocity” into the urban planning lexicon. Using Berkeley as a test bed, Richard Register promoted a new vision for urban development that now has worldwide resonance.

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 >

Let the Tool Do the Work: The 2017 UC Berkeley Department of Art Practice Faculty Exhibition

Exhibit - Multimedia | September 28 – October 12, 2017 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday | 12-5 p.m. | Kroeber Hall, Worth Ryder Art Gallery / K116

 Art Practice, Department of

The Annual UC Berkeley Department of Art Practice Exhibition is a recent works show featuring our faculty and staff.

This year the exhibition explores how artwork functions as a tool. In addition to their work, the artists will present the tools they use in their creative process in a “workshop” for our visitors.

Think outside the toolbox!