<< Tuesday, October 17, 2017 >>

Tuesday, October 17, 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.

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.

Zotero Workshop: Zotero for Citation Management

Workshop | October 17 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | Wurster Hall, 305 Library Training Room


Learn how to use this easy citation manager for Firefox, Safari and Chrome.

Division of Immunology and Pathogenesis

Seminar | October 17 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition | Canceled

 Michaela Gack, University of Chicago

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Seminar 217, Risk Management: Backtest overfitting, stock fund design and forecast performance

Seminar | October 17 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Speaker: David Bailey, LBNL and UC Davis

 Center for Risk Management Research

Backtest overfitting means the usage of backtests (historical market data) to construct an investment strategy, fund or portfolio, when the number of variations explored exceeds limits of statistical reliability. We show that backtest overfitting is inevitable when computer programs are employed to explore millions or even billions of parameter variations (as is typical) to select an optimal...   More >

Shot Orientation Controls for Interactive Cinematography with 360 Video

Seminar | October 17 | 12-1 p.m. | Hearst Memorial Mining Building, 354/360

 Amy Pavel, EECS / UC Berkeley

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Virtual reality filmmakers creating 360° video currently rely on cinematography techniques that were developed for traditional narrow field of view film. They typically edit together a sequence of shots so that they appear at a fixed orientation irrespective of the viewer’s field of view. But because viewers set their own camera orientation they may miss important story content while looking in...   More >

Cook Well Berkeley Healthy Cooking Series: 7-Minute Veggies (BEUHS641)

Workshop | October 17 | 12:10-1 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club

 Kim Guess, RD, Be well at Work - Wellness

 Be Well at Work - Wellness

Is a lack of time keeping you from eating your veggies? Say goodbye to this excuse with delicious vegetable recipes that can be prepared in 7 minutes or less. Demonstration, recipes, and samples provided.

  Register online

Development Lunch: TBD and "Long-Term Effects of Longer School Days: Evidence from Chile"

Seminar | October 17 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Benedetta Lerva; Krista Ruffini and Patricio Dominguez

 Department of Economics

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

Changing contests for capital: Alternative Metrics of Research Impact at The World Bank

Colloquium | October 17 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Kate Williams, ESRC Future Research Leaders Fellow, Sociology, Lucy Cavendish College, University of Cambridge

 Center for African Studies

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

Progress and Pathology in US Health Policy

Colloquium | October 17 | 12:40-2 p.m. | 714C University Hall

 Rick Kronick, PhD, Professor, UC San Diego, Family Medicine & Public Health

 Public Health, School of

Substantial progress has been made in improving access to care and moderating health spending growth, with some progress made in improving quality following the enactment of the Affordable Care Act. However, many serious pathologies remain, and the progress that has been made is threatened by the uncertainty roiling federal health policy. In this talk I will review progress and pathologies, in...   More >

Undergraduate Research and Scholarships Fair

Career Fair | October 17 | 1-4 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Pauley Ballroom

 Sean Burns, OURS

 Office of Undergraduate Research

All Cal students, faculty, and staff are invited to the annual Undergraduate Research and Scholarships Fair on Tuesday, October 17 (1-4pm in Pauley Ballroom, MLK) where one can learn everything there is to know about research opportunities and prestigious scholarship opportunities at UC Berkeley. The event is free and, in addition to representatives from many dozens of research and...   More >

Study Abroad Office Hours at Educational Opportunity Program

Meeting | October 17 – December 12, 2017 every Tuesday | 1-3 p.m. | 119 César E. Chávez Student Center

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Are you an EOP student interested in studying abroad? A Berkeley Study Abroad Peer Adviser will be holding drop-in office hours at EOP every Wednesdays 1-3pm this semester. Come learn about different programs offered, study abroad scholarships, how to apply and additional services available.

History and Theory 17 Oct, 2017 Between the Digital and the Political: New Ecologies of Mind

Lecture | October 17 | 1-5 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium, Rm 310

 Erich Hörl, Leuphana University; Yuk Hui, Leuphana University; Luciana Parisi, Goldsmith College; Warren Sack, UC Santa Cruz; David Bates, UC Berkeley

 Berkeley Center for New Media, Townsend Center for the Humanities, Dean of Arts and Humanities

When Gregory Bateson, the anthropologist and visionary cyberneticist, introduced his concept of an “ecology of mind” he was encouraging us to pay attention to the ways in which human thinking took place in and across complex networks of activity – biological, technical, social, and political. The individual was an active but ephemeral node in a striated eco-system of ideas and cognition that had...   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.

HTNM: Between the Digital and the Political:: New Ecologies of Mind: Between the Digital and the Political

Panel Discussion | October 17 | 1-5 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, 310, Banatao Auditorium

 Erich Hörl, Leuphana University Lüneburg; Yuk Hui, Leuphana University Lüneburg; Luciana Parisi, Goldsmiths University of London; Warren Sack; David Bates

 Center for New Media

The History and Theory of New Media Lecture Series brings to campus leading humanities scholars working on issues of media transition and technological emergence. The series promotes new, interdisciplinary approaches to questions about the uses, meanings, causes, and effects of rapid or dramatic shifts in techno-infrastructure, information management, and forms of mediated expression.

Seminar 218, Psychology and Economics: Are Reference Points (Merely) Lagged Beliefs Over Probabilities?

Seminar | October 17 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Ori Heffetz, Cornell University & The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

 Department of Economics

3-Manifold Seminar: Modular Tensor Categories

Seminar | October 17 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Kevin Donoghue, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Modular tensor categories are certain tensor categories that lead to 3d TQFTs and, hence, to invariants of 3-manifolds. I will describe two kinds of modular tensor categories: those coming from Drinfeld centers, and those coming from quantum groups.

Student Harmonic Analysis and PDE Seminar (HADES): Strichartz estimates for the gravity water waves

Seminar | October 17 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Albert Ai, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

In this talk we will introduce the gravity water waves equations, which describe the motion of a fluid influenced by gravity, under a free interface with a vacuum. We will discuss various formulations of the problem, and in particular a paradifferential reduction due to Alazard, Burq, and Zuily. From this formulation we can exhibit the dispersive properties of the water waves system by...   More >

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: The extremal Betti number of a canonical curve

Seminar | October 17 | 3:45-4:45 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Michael Kemeny, Stanford University

 Department of Mathematics

The resolution of the coordinate ring of a canonically embedded curve has been studied since the beginnings of algebraic geometry. In the 80s, Mark Green famously predicted that the length of the linear strand could be given in terms of a particular invariant of the curve (the Clifford index). A conjecture of Schreyer gives a proposed explanation for this conjecture via the Eagon-Northcott...   More >

Regents' Lecture: 'Making American Small Again: Donald Trump, the Threat to the Liberal Order and the Future of American Power'

Lecture | October 17 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Moses Hall, Room 109 - IGS Library

 Josef Joffe, Publisher-Editor Die Zeit

 Department of Political Science

Joffe's appearance is part of the 2017-18 Regents' Lectureship Program. This program has been running for 50 years and brings to the University distinguished speakers who have pursued careers in arts, letters, sciences, or business substantially outside the academic profession.

Alexander Pines Lecture in Physical Chemistry: Surprises in the physics of magnetic resonance; implications for chemical physics and molecular imaging

Seminar | October 17 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Warren S. Warren, Departments of Chemistry and Physics, Duke University

 College of Chemistry

Magnetic resonance is often presented as the prime example of the value of fundamental research. Indeed, the physicists who measured nuclear gyromagnetic ratios and spin quantum numbers 80 years ago could never have dreamed of its profound impact on chemistry, materials science, and medicine. But by the early 1960s, most physics departments (and many chemistry departments) viewed the fundamental...   More >

ECON 281, International Trade and Finance: “The Impact of Exports on Innovation: Theory and Evidence”

Seminar | October 17 | 4-6 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Marc Melitz, Harvard University

 Department of Economics

Bridging the Political Divide: A Conversation with Arlie Hochschild and Joan Blades: The Christina Marsden Gillis Academic Lives Program

Special Event | October 17 | 4-6 p.m. | Women's Faculty Club, Stebbins Lounge

 Arlie Russell Hochschild, UC Berkeley - Sociology - Professor Emerita; Joan Blades

 The Women's Faculty Club

Arlie Hochschild is one of the most influential sociologists of her generation. She poured five years of her life into a "journey into the heart of the American right" and created a book that gave insight to a bewildered nation many of whose citizens struggled to fathom Trump's ascendancy to power.

Joan Blades- founding partner of Living Room Conversations - is also trained as a mediator...   More >

  RSVP by calling Front Desk Staff at 510-642-4175, or by emailing Front Desk Staff at womensfacutlyclub@gmail.com by October 16.

The US-Russia Conflict: The New Normal?

Lecture | October 17 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Matthew Rojansky, Director, Kennan Institute, Woodrow Wilson Center

 Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES), Institute of International Studies

Dr. Rojansky will deliver remarks related to the ongoing US-Russia conflict.

Ben Ratliff, Music Critic: Mere Virtuosity

Lecture | October 17 | 4 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, Maude Fife Room, 315 Wheeler

 Townsend Center for the Humanities

Music critic and author Ben Ratliff was for 20 years a jazz and pop critic at the New York Times. He is the author of four books, including Coltrane: The Story of a Sound.

Scrivener: Software for Writers

Workshop | October 17 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Wurster Hall, 305, College of Environmental Design Library


Want a better way to tackle your long writing project? Scrivener can help! Scrivener is a software program that breaks down your writing into manageable "chunks" and keeps all of your research, brainstorming, and writing in a single conceptual workspace. Use Scrivener for your thesis, dissertation, book project, novel, or any longer writing project. Read more at...   More >

Advanced Zotero 5.0

Workshop | October 17 | 4:30-5:30 p.m. | 405 Moffitt Undergraduate Library

 Jennifer Dorner, Librarian, The Library


This workshop will help you become a more sophisticated user of Zotero, learning more about how to integrate it with Word, adding attachments, extracting data from PDFs, and using it as a collaboration tool. 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

Reetika Khera | Welfare Needs Aadhaar Like a Fish Needs a Bicycle?

Lecture | October 17 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Reetika Khera, Associate Professor of Economics, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi.

 Pranab Bardhan, Professor of Graduate School at the Department of Economics, UC Berkeley

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

A lecture on Aadhar by development economist, Dr. Reetika Khera.

BJCL Mandatory Source Collecting Training

Workshop | October 17 | 5-6 p.m. | 110 Boalt Hall, School of Law

 Law, Boalt School of

At this training, we will review what your source collection and bluebooking assignments from your article's Supervising Editors will look like, and you will also learn how to source collect and cite check in an easy, efficient way.

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: Introduction to Deformation Theory

Seminar | October 17 | 5-6 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Ritvik Ramkumar, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

In the first talk I will give an introduction the notion of a deformation, give examples and explain why deformations can fail to exist. This will include deformations of k-algebras (varieties) and modules over a fixed algebra (coherent sheaves). I will end by describing how deformation theory is used to understand the global geometry of the Hilbert Scheme. In particular, motivate why the Hilbert...   More >

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

Workshop | October 17 | 5-7 p.m. | 360 Stephens Hall

 Istifaa Ahmed (Humanities/Social Science), UROC

 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 >

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 >

Who will speak for the migrant? Migrant struggle in the age of illegality

Lecture | October 17 | 5:30-8 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Multicultural Community Center

 Center for Race and Gender

The Center for Race & Gender Fall 2017 Distinguished Guest Lecture presents...

Who will speak for the migrant?
Migrant struggle in the age of illegality

Alicia Schmidt Camacho
Yale University   More >

Diwali Indian Dinner: Festival of Lights

Social Event | October 17 | 6-8 p.m. | International House, 2nd Floor Dining Commons

 International House

Don’t miss Diwali, the Indian Festival of Lights! Enjoy a lavish buffet of Indian delicacies and see our Dining Hall transformed with festive lights, candles and decorations.

Everyone is welcome to join I-House residents for these special all-you-can-eat buffet dinners. Cultural theme dinners are free for I-House residents and at $15, a bargain for the public!
Diwali Celebration Menu:
Rice...   More >

Diwali at I-House

Atlassian Tech Talk

Information Session | October 17 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

What do you do when things go wrong in a highly distributed architecture? It's clear to design a system that does what is intended. This talk is from Atlassian's Head of Infrastructure on how we can design systems that fail less and how to react when the system fails.

We believe all teams have potential to do amazing things.

From space travel and DNA sequencing, to video games and...   More >

Book Talk Series: Urban Waterfront Promenades

Reading - Nonfiction | October 17 | 7-8:30 p.m. | 210 Wurster Hall

 Elizabeth MacDonald


UC Berkeley Professor of City and Regional Planning and Landscape Architecture and Environmental Planning explores 38 urban waterfront promenade case studies worldwide, as varied as Vancouver's extensive network, classic promenades in Rio de Janeiro, Stockholm's recently built Hammarby Sjostad eco-district, and the Ma On Shan promenade in the Hong Kong New Territories. The research analyzes their...   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.

Fiat Yuks: Cal Student Humor, Then and Now

Exhibit - Artifacts | October 16, 2017 – June 3, 2018 every day | Bancroft Library, Rowell Cases, 2nd floor corridor between The Bancroft Library and Doe Library

 Bancroft Library

Let there be laughter! This exhibition features Cal students’
cartoons, jokes, and satire throughout the years selected
from their humor magazines and other publications.

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 >

¡Viva La Fiesta! Mexican Traditions of Celebration

Exhibit - Artifacts | October 13, 2017 – February 1, 2018 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Bancroft Library, The Bancroft Library Gallery

 Bancroft Library

¡Viva la Fiesta! explores the cycle of traditional religious and
patriotic celebrations that have for centuries marked the
Mexican calendar. The exhibition draws on unique historical
representations of the fiestas and examines their relationship
to communal identities, national politics, religious practices,
and indigenous customs. These original materials, which are
preserved in the...   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 >