<< Thursday, October 12, 2017 >>

Thursday, October 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.

Berkeley MEng Online Infosession

Information Session | October 12 | 9-10 a.m. |  Online

 Beth Hoch Leven, Director of Academic Affairs; Megan Braverman, Student Services and Admissions Advisor

 Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership

We invite you to join us online for an infosession, led by Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership and current Master of Engineering students and alumni, to learn about our one-year Master of Engineering Program.

  Register online

HU-Berkeley Workshop: Voices of the People?

Workshop | October 12 – 13, 2017 every day | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Department of German

The Voice(s) of the People?
Literature and Film between Democracy and Populism

The workshop “The Voice(s) of the People? Literature and Film between Democracy and Populism” will offer a space for talks, close readings, and discussions of contemporary and canonical texts addressing the role of literature and film in their relationship to democracy and populism. This includes narrative forms...   More >

Voting Computer Security in the Age of Cyber War

Special Event | October 12 | 12-1 p.m. | 205 South Hall

 David Dill, Stanford University

 Information, School of

All of the factors are in place for electronic tampering with U.S. election outcomes. David Dill describes the problem and the solution.

Post-Baccalaureate Program for Counseling and Psychology Professions Online Information Session

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

 UC Berkeley Extension

Whether you are a career changer or already working in the field, understand how this program can help you plan an academic program of study and initiate the graduate- school application process.

  Make reservations online

Demographics, Persistence, and Climate for UC Berkeley STEM Undergraduates 

Presentation | October 12 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 337 Cory Hall

 Andrew Eppig, Institutional Research Analyst, Div. of Equity and Inclusion

 Coalition for Education and Outreach (CEO)

Eppig examines the harsh local climate in UCB STEM departments & presents new research on two long-standing programs that ameliorate the persistence gap among underrepresented students.

Politically Engaged Science: A Brownbag Lunch Series

Seminar | September 14 – December 21, 2017 every Thursday with exceptions | 12-1 p.m. | 103 Mulford Hall

 Dept. of Environmental Science, Policy, and Mgmt. (ESPM)

This series challenges the notion that science and politics should not mix. Building on the March for Science and the People's Climate March, we'll discuss how research in the public interest can make an impact in a political environment dominated by corporate interests, from the major parties to the media.

Weekly discussions will focus on case studies of activist scientists, political...   More >

Oliver E. Williamson Seminar

Seminar | October 12 | 12-1:30 p.m. | C330 Haas School of Business

 Melissa Dell, Professor, Harvard University

 Haas School of Business

The Oliver E. Williamson Seminar on Institutional Analysis, named after our esteemed colleague who founded the seminar, features current research by faculty, from UCB and elsewhere, and by advanced doctoral students. The research investigates governance, and its links with economic and political forces. Markets, hierarchies, hybrids, and the supporting institutions of law and politics all come...   More >

Core Essentials for Better Posture (BEUHS402)

Workshop | October 12 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

 Greg Ryan, Campus Ergonomist, Be well at Work - Ergonimics

 Be Well at Work - Ergonomics

Improve your posture through awareness and exercise. Learn about common muscular imbalances and postural patterns. Practice strengthening, stretching, and stability exercises to promote healthy postures and better balance. Wear comfortable clothing. Enroll online through the UC Learning Center.

  Register online

Drop-in Pre-Health Advising

Miscellaneous | September 7 – December 7, 2017 every Thursday with exceptions | 1-4 p.m. | 260 Mulford Hall

 Caitlin Green or 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.

ECON 235, Finance Student Seminar: Cancelled

Seminar | October 12 | 1:30-3 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Andrew Schwartz, UC Berkeley

 Department of Economics

How to Write a Research Proposal Workshop

Information Session | October 12 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Leah Carroll

 Office of Undergraduate Research

If you need to write a grant proposal, this workshop is for you! You'll get a headstart on defining your research question, developing a lit review and project plan, presenting your qualifications, and creating a realistic budget.

The workshop is open to all UC Berkeley students (undergraduate, graduate, and visiting scholars) regardless of academic discipline. It will be especially useful for...   More >

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research and Finding a Mentor Workshop

Workshop | October 12 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 1 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 >

Dynamic clustering, congestion propagation and perimeter control in large-scale urban networks

Lecture | October 12 | 4-5 p.m. | 212 O'Brien Hall

 Nikolas Geroliminis, Urban Transport Systems Laboratory, EPFL

 Institute of Transportation Studies

Abstract: Traffic is a strongly time-variant process and it needs to be studied in the spatiotemporal dimension. Investigating the clustering problem over time help us reveal the hidden information during the process of congestion formation and dissolution. The primary motivation of the research presented in this seminar is to study the spatiotemporal relation of congested links in large...   More >

Datasense: Sensor Technology and the Mediation of Sentience

Lecture | October 12 | 4-6 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 470 Stephens Hall

 Natasha Schull, Department of Media, Culture, and Communication at New York University

 Science, Technology, and Society Center (STSC)

This lecture with Natasha Schull, associate professor in the Department of Media, Culture, and Communication at NYU, explores how wearable sensor technology might be altering the terms of human sentience, focusing on self-trackers’ experience—and experiments—with mood-modulating devices and apps.

Seminar 242, Econometrics: "Testing Monotonicity in a Model with Nonseparable Time-Invariant Heterogeneity"

Seminar | October 12 | 4-6 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Jiun-Hua Su, UC Berkeley

 Department of Economics

Fall Reception: Center for African Studies and The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program

Reception | October 12 | 4-6 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 220, Seminar Room and balcony

 Center for African Studies, The MasterCard Foundation Scholars Program

Join us for light refreshments and good company

Peterson Kamwathi, Untitled from a Short film for FILMS4PEACE, 2012 from the Making Africa: A Continent of Contemporary Design Exhibition at the Vitra Design Museum.

Men's Soccer vs. Oregon State

Sport - Intercollegiate - Soccer | October 12 | 4 p.m. |  Edwards Track Stadium

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Men's Soccer hosts Oregon State in conference action at Edwards Stadium.

Shadow History--Archive and Intermediality in Chinese Cinema: A conference in honor of the Paul Kendel Fonoroff Collection

Conference/Symposium | October 12 | 4-6 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum Pacific Film Archive, Osher Theater

 2155 Center Street, Berkeley, CA

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS), Institute of East Asian Studies, C.V. Starr East Asian Library, Townsend Center for the Humanities, Berkeley Art Museum (BAMPFA), Film and Media Department

This meeting honors the Paul Kendel Fonoroff Collection, a unique and invaluable archive of print materials and ephemera documenting nearly a century of Chinese cinema and media culture, and recently acquired by the C. V. Starr East Asian Library at the University of California, Berkeley.

Mathematics Department Colloquium: The first hundred years of Helly’s theorem

Colloquium | October 12 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Jesus De Loera, University of California, Davis

 Department of Mathematics

The classical theorem of Edouard Helly (1913) is a masterpiece of geometry. In the simplest original form it states that if a finite family $\Gamma$ of convex sets in $R^n$ has the property that every $n+1$ of the sets have a non-empty intersection, then all the convex sets must intersect. This theorem has since found applications in many areas of mathematics, most particularly convex analysis,...   More >

Diary of a Reluctant Dreamer: Undocumented Vignettes from a Pre-American Life

Colloquium | October 12 | 5-7 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Multicultural Community Center

 Center for Race and Gender

Book talk by book author and artist, Alberto Ledesma (Arts & Humanities Graduate Diversity Office)
Respondents: Paola Bacchetta (Gender & Women’s Studies) and Juan Prieto

C. Sharada Prasad and Isha Ray | At the two-year mark for Swachh Bharat Mission: A tale of two scavengers

Presentation | October 12 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Isha Ray, Associate Professor, Energy & Resources Group, UC Berkeley; C. Sharada Prasad, Ph.D. Candidate, Energy & Resources Group, UC Berkeley

 Munis D. Faruqui, Director, Institute for South Asia Studies; Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies; Associate Professor, South & South East Asian Studies

 Institute for South Asia Studies, urbanWASH Inititative

A presentation by UC Berkeley water specialists Professor Isha Ray and C. Sharada Prasad, doctoral candidate in the Energy and Resources Group on their recent work in India.

NATO: Obsolete Or Adapting?

Lecture | October 12 | 5-6:30 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room | Note change in location

 Ambassador Douglas Lute, Harvard Kennedy School

 Institute of International Studies

Ambassador Douglas Lute is the former United States Permanent Representative to the North Atlantic Council, NATO’s standing political body. Appointed by President Obama, he assumed the Brussels-based post in 2013 and served until 2017. During this period he was instrumental in designing and implementing the 28-nation Alliance’s responses to the most severe security challenges in Europe since the...   More >

The Long Ride: Film Screening and Director Talk

Film - Documentary | October 12 | 5-7:30 p.m. | LeConte Hall, Room 4

 UC Berkeley Labor Center, AFSCME Local 3299, UC Berkeley Multicultural Immigrant Student Program (MISP)

Join us for a film screening of The Long Ride followed by Q & A with the director and members of the 2003 Immigrant Workers Freedom Ride.

The Long Ride chronicles the historic 2003 Immigrant Workers Freedom Ride and follows the progress and setbacks as immigration rights activists seek justice for immigrant workers and push for passage of comprehensive immigration reform. With the Freedom...   More >

Justice is Value Based: Is It Time to Re-Examine the Values of the United States?

Memorial | October 12 | 5-6:30 p.m. | Simon Hall, Boalt 295 (Warren Room)

 Hon. Abby Abinanti, Chief Judge Yurok Tribe and Co-chair, Judicial Council’s Tribal Court-State Court Forum (CA)

 Thelton E. Henderson Center for Social Justice, Center for Native American Issues Research on

Many of today’s Human Beings have an exaggerated belief in the importance of their status in the world. We are part of a universe, and we often fail to be appreciative of our proper role/relationship in terms of the Earth, other beings, and each other. The United States views itself as the greatest power on Earth, but with great gifts come great responsibilities. These include a willingness to be...   More >

Demystifying the Research Process: Research Ethics and Library Database Workshop: Hosted by Underrepresented Researchers of Color (UROC)

Workshop | October 12 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Rm. 30, Ethnic Studies Library

 Sine Hwang Jensen, librarian, Ethnic Studies Library

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

In this workshop, we will explore library resources that can support you in your research like article databases, how to access archives, and more. We will also explore concepts around research justice and questions of knowledge production and power.

Workday Info-Session

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

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Workday is a software company that provides cloud-based HR & financial management services to a wide portfolio of companies. We aggressively seek the best and the brightest college students and graduates to join Generation Workday, a program that’s uniquely designed to nurture, develop, and challenge our future leaders. If you are passionate, fun, and live for breakthrough ideas, you should join...   More >

FITE Film Premiere Night: "From Incarceration to Education" The Stories of the Underground Scholars

Film - Documentary | October 12 | 6:30-9:30 p.m. | 105 Stanley Hall

 Photogenie Films

From Incarceration to Education is a documentary film that delves into the lives of several formerly incarcerated students at UC Berkeley, and their paths to success and higher education. Please join us for our very own FITE Night, Thursday, October 12, 6:30 PM at Stanley Hall (Room #105), located at UC Berkeley.

$10 General Admission

 50% off for UC Berkeley students!. Buy tickets online

The Campus Novel Before Trump, and After: T. Geronimo Johnson in conversation with Namwali Serpell

Panel Discussion | October 12 | 7-9 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, Maude Fife Room, 315 Wheeler Hall

 T. Geronimo Johnson; Namwali Serpell

 The Simpson Family Literary Project

T. Geronimo Johnson in conversation with Namwali Serpell

Long Live the Missus

Film - Feature | October 12 | 7-8:45 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

One of China’s most revered writers, the renowned Eileen Chang (Lust, Caution), wrote the screenplay for this enchanting, eye-opening look at family dynamics, sexual politics, and fabulous fashions in a thoroughly modern China.

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

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.

On the Hour/ JJ PEET

Exhibit - Multimedia | October 6 – 29, 2017 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

PEET brings his distinctive observational style to a pair of videos commissioned for BAMPFA's monumental outdoor screen and Theater Two.

Gordon Parks: The Making of an Argument

Exhibit - Photography | October 6 – December 17, 2017 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

This investigation of the editorial process behind Parks's photo-essay "Harlem Gang Leader" reveals unspoken conflicts between photographer, editor, subject, and truth.

Miyoko Ito/ MATRIX 267

Exhibit - Painting | October 6, 2017 – January 28, 2018 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Discover the singular vision of a Berkeley-born artist whose paintings explore both exterior and interior landscapes.

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 >

To the Letter: Regarding the Written Word

Exhibit - Multimedia | October 6, 2017 – January 28, 2018 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

This exhibition crosses cultures and centuries to bring together works that activate the expressive and aesthetic potential of letters and words.

Matin Wong: Human Instamatic

Exhibit - Multimedia | October 6 – December 10, 2017 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

This retrospective surveys the career of "one of our great urban visionaries" (New York Times), from Northern California to New York and back.

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!