<< Tuesday, October 31, 2017 >>

Tuesday, October 31, 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.

2017 CJS-JSPS International Symposium: Drive for the Nobel Prize

Conference/Symposium | October 31 | 9:45 a.m.-5 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium

 Yuan T. Lee, Academia Sinica; Saul Perlmutter, UC Berkeley; Takaaki Kajita, University of Tokyo

 Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Berkeley Center for Theoretical Physics, World Premier International Research Center Initiative, Bay Area Science Festival

Join us for this exciting two-day symposium featuring public talks by Nobel Laureates Yuan T. Lee (Chemistry, 1986),
Saul Perlmutter (Physics, 2011), and Taka'aki Kajita (Physics, 2015), as well as several exciting panels discussing the Nobel Prize's impact on institutions, journalism, and research.

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.

Science and Literacy Playgroup

Meeting | October 31, 2017 – May 15, 2018 every Tuesday with exceptions | 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Youth Alternatives (BYA)

 1255 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94702

 Chancellor's Community Grant, Trybe Inc.

Have fun and meet other families in West and South Berkeley.
For Children ages 05 and their caregivers.
Free, drop-in, snacks, circle time, arts and crafts and science activities.

Online Tools for Mapping Demographic Data

Workshop | October 31 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 55A McCone Hall

 Susan Powell, Library


Whether you need to just make a quick map or extract geo-located demographic data for use in other software, online tools can be just the thing! This workshop will introduce a few different web platforms for exploring and mapping U.S. demographic data, including the UCB Library-subscribed databases SimplyAnalytics and PolicyMap. While there is some overlap between the different applications, each...   More >

  Register online

Seminar 217, Risk Management: CANCELLED

Seminar | October 31 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 No Speaker

 Center for Risk Management Research

Development Lunch: "Spillovers from Multinational Entry: Evidence from Costa Rica"

Seminar | October 31 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Jose Vasquez

 Department of Economics

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

This is [Socialist] Ghana Television

Colloquium | October 31 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Jennifer Blaylock, PhD Candidate, Department of Film and Media

 Center for African Studies

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

Jennifer Blaylock

Medicaid's Role in Addressing the Opioid Epidemic

Colloquium | October 31 | 12:40-2 p.m. | 714C University Hall

 Richard Frank, PhD, Professor, Harvard Medical School, Department of Healthcare Policy

 Public Health, School of

The U.S. is facing an opioids epidemic that has been about 30 years in the making. While opioids overdoses are affecting nearly all American communities, opioid use disorder remains disproportionately a condition that strikes lower income populations. As a result the Medicaid program and its recent changes offer an important tool for addressing this threat to public health. I report on a set of...   More >

New Frontiers in Anti-Discrimination Law: International Human Rights Law on Persons with Disabilities

Lecture | October 31 | 12:45-2 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, Dean's Seminar Room, 215B Boalt Hall

 Theresia Degener, Chair, UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

 Miller Institute for Global Challenges and the Law

Theresia Degener, Chair of the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, will present on the Committee’s jurisprudence on the right to be protected against discrimination and the right to equality, and will put this jurisprudence in a broader context of human rights and disability. In particular, the focus will be on the draft General Comment No 6 on Art. 5 CRPD (equality 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.

Qualcomm QINF Office Hours

Information Session | October 31 | 1-2 p.m. | 380 Soda Hall

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

QInF is the Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship, a competitive fellowship with $100,000 prizes for winning teams of PhD students, open to invited schools.

Now in its tenth year. We will be awarding fellowships of $100,000 to teams of two students. For the 2018 US edition, we invite proposals from 20 schools: Berkeley, Caltech, CMU, Columbia, Cornell, Georgia Tech, Maryland, Michigan, MIT,...   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.

3-Manifold Seminar: Schwarzian derivatives, projective structures, and the Weil-Petersson gradient flow for renormalized volume

Seminar | October 31 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Franco Vargas, UCB

 Department of Mathematics

In this talk I will discuss the paper of Bridgeman, Brock and Bromberg of the same title. In this article, the authors bound both the geometry of a projective structure over a surface Σ and its associated locally convex pleated surface by norms of $\phi _\Sigma $ (the quadratic holomorphic differential given by the Schwarzian derivative). We will discuss these terms and how they relate between...   More >

Student Harmonic Analysis and PDE Seminar (HADES): Resonances and wave decay on Euclidean and hyperbolic spaces

Seminar | October 31 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Peter Hintz, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

I will introduce the notion of resonances in potential and obstacle scattering in Euclidean and hyperbolic spaces and explain their relation to the local energy decay of solutions of the wave equation. This talk is based on joint work with Maciej Zworski.

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: Monodromy and Log Geometry

Seminar | October 31 | 3:45-4:45 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Arthur Ogus, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

A proper semistable family over a disc gives rise to a smooth proper and saturated morphism \(X/S\) of log analytic spaces over the log disc. We will explain how the underlying map of topological spaces \(X_{top}/S_{top}\) can be recovered from the restriction \(X_0/S_0\) of \(X/S\) to the log point. We will also give simple formulas for the action of the monodromy and the differentials on the...   More >

Biophysics of Protein Disorder, Single Molecules to Mesoscales

Seminar | October 31 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Ashok Deniz, Scripps Research Institute

 College of Chemistry

ECON 281, International Trade and Finance: "The International Elasticity Puzzle is Worse than You Think"

Seminar | October 31 | 4-6 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Philippe Martin, Sciences Po

 Department of Economics

How to Email a Professor to Get a Positive Response: Workshop

Workshop | October 31 | 4:30-5:30 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Leah Carroll

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Do you need to email a professor you've never met before to ask for their help, but you don't know where to start? Have you ever written a long email to a professor, only to receive no response, or not the one you hoped? If so, this workshop is for you! We will discuss how to present yourself professionally over email to faculty and other professionals ...   More >

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: Stillman's Question, Solved! (Part 1)

Seminar | October 31 | 5-6 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Madeline Brandt, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

In this talk, we will give an introduction to the resolution of Stillman's conjecture by Ananyan and Hochster. Stillman's question asks whether or not there exists a bound on the projective dimension of a homogeneous ideal in a polynomial ring which only depends on the number of generators of the ideal and their degrees. We will start by giving all relevant background material and providing a...   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 >

Demystifying the Research Process: Decolonizing Methods in Social Science Research (Hosted by UROC: Underrepresented Researchers of Color)

Workshop | October 31 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Multicultural Community Center (MCC)

 Istifaa Ahmed (Humanities/Social Science), Alexa Aburto (Humanities)

 Office of Undergraduate Research

The Underrepresented Researchers of Color (UROC) and the American Cultures (AC) Center are proud to present Decolonizing Methods in Humanities Research, from our three-part workshop series, Demystifying the Research Process. Humanities research applies to anyone wishing to study human culture and creations – including the arts, literature, policy, and more. Some of the humanities research process...   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 >

Magic Spells: A Weekly Performance Series Featuring Victoria Hanna and Hebrew Amulets from The Magnes Collection

Performing Arts - Other | October 24 – December 5, 2017 every Tuesday | 5:30-7 p.m. |  Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)

 Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

Meet Victoria Hanna and watch as she develops MAGIC SPELLS, a new performance repertoire based on Hebrew amulets in The Magnes Collection.

This series is presented in conjunction with the UC Berkeley course, "Jewish Nightlife: Poetry, Music, and Ritual Performance from Renaissance Italy to Contemporary Israel" (Jewish 121-001, Music 139), taught by Francesco Spagnolo.

During her Fall 2017...   More >

Microsoft Info Session

Information Session | October 31 | 6-8 p.m. | 120B Bechtel Engineering Center

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

The SDE job market is continually picking up, but workers are still increasingly jumping ship. PayScale did a survey to identify US companies with the highest and lowest employee tenure, out of the Fortune 500 list. The overall average that they came up with was 3.68 years. Compared to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics' report released in January of 2012, the average dropped with 1 year, from 4.6...   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 >