Monday, November 13, 2017
Workshop | November 13 | 2407 Dwinelle Hall
The UC Berkeley History-Social Science Project (UCBHSSP) will introduce participants to the new History-Social Science framework, which was adopted in July 2016. A central aspect of both efforts is to support teaches in developing inquiry-driven courses that integrate the H-SS Standards (content and historical analysis) and Common Core Standards for Literacy in History while integrating ELD... More >
Colloquium | August 25 – December 1, 2017 every day | 112 Wurster Hall
FRIDAYS - AUG 25 through DEC 1. CHECK THE SCHEDULE FOR SPEAKERS. Bay Area Leaders discuss topics in sustainability.
Conference/Symposium | November 13 | 8:45 a.m.-5:30 p.m. | IEAS Fifth Floor Conference Room | Note change in time
The Communist Party of China held its 19th Party Congress in October 2017. Aside from the sweeping personnel turnover, this Congress introduced ideological and organizational innovations that will guide the leadership and the nation for the next five years and beyond. China's direction is of global import, as China has in surprisingly short order become a global superpower, challenging the... More >
Special Event | November 13 – 17, 2017 every day | 9 a.m. | Stephens Hall
International Education Week is November 13-17!
We will be celebrating with a variety of information sessions and events all week long:
Global Bear Festival, Hosted by BIO
Tuesday 11/14. 5:00-8:30 p.m., I-House
Global Internships Info Session
Wednesday 11/15 12:00-1:00, Barrows 126
L&S Breadth Requirements Abroad
Wednesday 11/15 1:30-2:30, 102 Wurster
Non-Traditional... More >
Workshop | November 13 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Barrows Hall, D-Lab, 350 Barrows Hall
Rachael Samberg, Library
This training will help you navigate the copyright, fair use, and usage rights of including third-party content in your digital project. Whether you seek to embed video from other sources for analysis, post material you scanned from a visit to the archives, add images, upload documents, or more, understanding the basics of copyright and discovering a workflow for answering copyright-related... More >
Open to UC Berkeley faculty, staff, and students.
Presentation | November 13 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 373 Soda Hall
Christopher Celio, UC Berkeley
General-purpose serial-thread performance gains have become more difficult for industry to realize due to the slowing down of process improvements. In this new regime of poor process scaling, continued performance improvement relies on a number of small-scale micro-architectural enhancements. However, software simulator-based models, which computer architecture research has largely relied upon,... More >
Agroecological Approaches for Addressing Climate Challenges in Agriculture: Processes, Predictions, and Evidence
Seminar | November 13 | 12-1:15 p.m. | Morgan Hall, Lounge
Timothy Bowles, UC Berkeley
As climate change progresses, extreme weather will further expose the vulnerabilities of highly-simplified, intensive agricultural systems. Agroecological approaches that diversify ag systems at multiple scales will be discussed in this seminar.
Seminar | November 13 | 12-1 p.m. | 502 Davis Hall
Gordon Warn, Associate Professor, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park
The engineering design community is being tasked with generating designs that must satisfy ever more criteria. This seminar presents an emerging design concept that closely couples set-based design with model-based simulation treating the design process formally as a sequential decision process (SDP).
Seminar | November 13 | 12-2 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall
Michael Walker - "Informal Taxation and Cash Transfers: Experimental Evidence from Kenya"
Avner Shlain - "High Demand for Redistribution but Low Voluntary Giving: Evidence from Small and Large Groups"
RSVP online by November 8.
Seminar | November 13 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall | Note change in date
Khrystyna Serhiyenko, UC Berkeley
A frieze is a lattice of shifted rows of positive integers satisfying a diamond rule: the determinant of every 2 by 2 matrix formed by the neighboring entries is 1. Friezes were first studied by Conway and Coxeter in 1970's, but they gained fresh interest in the last decade in relation to cluster algebras. In particular, there exists a bijection between friezes and cluster algebras of type A. We... More >
Colloquium | November 13 | 12:10-1:10 p.m. | 3105 Tolman Hall
Mariel Goddu, Department of Psychology
Young children are powerful causal learners: they readily track statistical contingencies between causes and effects, and they can use this evidence to infer general rules for a system (e.g., red blocks, but not blue blocks, will cause this machine to play music). However, little is known about the ways in which children 1.) transfer the causal rules they form in one context to produce new... More >
Lecture | November 13 | 12:45-2 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, Warren Room, 295 Boalt Hall
Paul Hoffman, Schonbrun Seplow Harris & Hoffman LLP
This lecture has been cancelled due to illness. We hope to reschedule for January 2018.
Seminar | November 13 | 1-2 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall
Jonathan Luk, Stanford
It is known in the physics literature that "high-frequency weak limits" of solutions to the Einstein vacuum equations are not necessarily vacuum solutions, but may have a non-trivial stress-energy-momentum tensor, which can be viewed physically as “effective matter fields” arising from back-reaction of high frequency gravitational waves. A conjecture that can be found in the physics... More >
Seminar | November 13 | 2-3 p.m. | 402 LeConte Hall
Pietro Longhi, UPPSALA U.
BPS quivers and Spectral Networks are two powerful tools for computing BPS spectra in 4d N=2 theories. On the Coulomb branches of these theories, the BPS spectrum is well-defined only away from walls of marginal stability, where wall-crossing phenomena take place. Surprisingly, while BPS spectra are ill-defined, there is a lot of information hidden in spectral networks at maximal intersections of... More >
Seminar | November 13 | 2-4 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall
Weijia Li, UC Berkeley
Seminar | November 13 | 3-4 p.m. | Cory Hall, 540 Cory
Lieven Vandenberghe, UCLA
The talk will be on primal-dual first order methods derived from the Douglas-Rachford operator splitting algorithm. We will start with some applications to image deblurring problems
that illustrate the versatility of the Douglas-Rachford method for primal-dual decomposition in large scale optimization. The second part of the talk will be concerned with the important primal-dual hybrid gradient... More >
Seminar | November 13 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall
Charlotte Chan, University of Michigan
The cuspidal representations of $GL_2(\mathbf F_q)$ can be realized in the cohomology of the Drinfeld curve. This is an example of Deligne–Lusztig theory, which gives a geometric construction of the representations of finite reductive groups. In 1979, Lusztig proposed a conjectural analogue of this story for p-adic groups. We verify this conjecture in the setting of division algebras and show... More >
Panel Discussion | November 13 | 4-6 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, Booth Auditorium
Robert Levenson, Professor, Psychology; Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton, Associate Professor, Psychology and Associate Dean for Diversity, Letters & Science; Geoffrey Nunberg, Adjunct Professor, School of Information; Victoria Plaut, Professor, Law and Social Science
Eva Paterson, President and Co-Founder, Equal Justice Society and Berkeley Law Class of 1975
Office of the Chancellor
The next faculty forum in the free speech series will explore the impacts of speech on the mind, body, and soul. Hosted by Chancellor Carol T. Christ.
Please bring campus or other picture ID to verify your affiliation. Doors will open at 3:30. Seating is limited.
Seminar 271, Development: "Global mortality consequences of climate change accounting for adaptation costs and benefits"
Seminar | November 13 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall
Tamma Carleton, Berkeley
Workshop | November 13 | 4-7 p.m. | 405 Moffitt Undergraduate Library
Rachel Jansen, D-Lab
This four-part, interactive workshop series is your complete introduction to programming Python for people with little or no previous programming experience. By the end of the series, you will be able to apply your knowledge of basic principles of programming and data manipulation to a real-world social science application.
Cal ID required to enter Moffitt Library
Panel Discussion | November 13 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium
Donatella Galella, Professor, Theatre, Film, and Digital Production, UC Riverside; Philip Gentry, Professor, University of Delaware; Philip Kan Gotanda, Professor, Theater, Dance and Performance Studies, UCB
Alexander Hamilton himself never occupied the White House, but the premise of this panel is that Hamilton the musical has been symbolically in and of the White House since Lin-Manuel Miranda and cast members performed an early draft of the title song there in 2012. In its first flush of success the show sounded to some like a perfect musical accompaniment for a post-racial America, while others... More >
Free and open to everyone on a first-come, first-seated basis.
Colloquium | November 13 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 2515 Tolman Hall
David I. Levine, Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley
Handwashing with soap, treating drinking water, and safe sanitation could prevent over a million children from dying each year. Standard health interventions provide supplies and information, but usually lead to only modest behavior change.
We have created and spent 3 years piloting a curriculum of vivid activities, engaging stories and simple routines to teach, change norms, and increase... More >
Seminar | November 13 | 4-5 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building
Rachael Bay, University of California, Los Angeles
Andrew Braisted Award Lecture: Connecting chemistry to biology to understand why O-GlcNAc transferase is essential
Seminar | November 13 | 4-5 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall
Suzanne Walker, Harvard Medical School
Seminar | November 13 | 4-5 p.m. | 220 Jacobs Hall
PCH Lime Lab co-founder Andre Yousefi will speak as part of Design Field Notes, a pop-up series that brings a design practitioner to a Jacobs Hall teaching studio to share ideas, projects, and practices.
Towards Knowledge-Based Decision Support System using Propositional Analysis and Rhetorical Structure Theory
Lecture | November 13 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 107 South Hall
Cláudio Gottschalg-Duque, University of Brasilia
The project's leading objective is to develop a natural language interface for knowledge-based decision support system (KBDSS) using rhetorical structure theory (RST) and propositional analysis. KBDSS is a system that provides specialized expertise (problem-solving) stored as facts, rules, procedures, or in similar structures that can be directly accessed by the user. The idea is to develop an... More >
Lecture | November 13 | 5-7 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall
Mark Bray, Dartmouth College
MARK BRAY is a historian of human rights, terrorism, and political radicalism in Modern Europe who was one of the organizers of Occupy Wall Street. He is the author of Antifa: The Anti-Fascist Handbook and Translating Anarchy: The Anarchism of Occupy Wall Street. His work has appeared in the Washington Post, Foreign Policy, Critical Quarterly, ROAR Magazine, and numerous edited volumes. He is... More >
Lecture | November 13 | 5-6:30 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Reading Room
2017 Distinguished Lecture: Anna L. Tsing
Lecture | November 13 | 5-7 p.m. | 300 Wheeler Hall
Devin Griffiths, Assistant Professor of English, University of Southern California
Based on Professor Griffiths's new book project, this talk is sponsored by the 19th Century and Beyond British Cultural Studies working group and the Florence Bixby Chair.
Seminar | November 13 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall
Professor Jennifer Schomaker, University of Wisconsin- Madison
Seminar | November 13 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall
Professor Jennifer Schomaker, University of Wisconsin- Madison
Science, Leadership and Management (SLAM) seminar.
Social Event | September 25 – December 4, 2017 every Monday | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | Blue Door Cafe | Note change in location
2244 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704
Speak Swahili with your fellow Swahili students and enthusiasts over a drink at Blue Door Cafe (check for location updates). Each person will support their own beverage purchases, but we will provide the good company! And of course, Swahili speaking only! All skill and experience levels are welcome. Karibuni sana!
Lecture | November 13 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Bill Brown, Deputy Provost for the Arts and Karla Scherer Distinguished Service Professor in American Culture, University of Chicago
Brown excavates relations between assemblage theory in the social sciences and assemblage practice, focusing on the ways that assembly (in the visual, plastic, and discursive arts) can complicate and clarify the theoretical conversation. He assembles the work of Robert Rauschenberg, William Burroughs, Noah Purifoy, Theaster Gates, Rina Banerjee, and Tan Lin into a conversation that is newly... More >
Information Session | November 13 | 6:30 p.m. | Online
Laurie Doyle, Extension Honored Instructor; Thaïs Miller, Instructor; Rose Heredia, Writing certificate graduate
Join writing instructors Laurie Ann Doyle and Thais Miller, and recent graduate Rose Heredia as they discuss how they broke into the writing world and made their craft their profession. You'll have plenty of opportunities to ask questions about how you can make "writer" your calling card.
Exhibits and Ongoing Events
Exhibit - Painting | September 13 – December 10, 2017 every day | Mills College Art Museum
5000 MacArthur Boulevard, Oakland, CA 94613
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.
Exhibit - Painting | September 18 – December 15, 2017 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | Stephens Hall, 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.
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.
Exhibit - Artifacts | October 16, 2017 – June 3, 2018 every day | Bancroft Library, Rowell Cases, 2nd floor corridor between The Bancroft Library and Doe 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.
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
Marking a 50th anniversary, Bancrofts 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 >
Exhibit - Artifacts | October 13, 2017 – February 28, 2018 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Bancroft Library, The Bancroft Library Gallery
¡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 >