Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Sport - Intercollegiate - Basketball | December 6 | Haas Pavilion
Cal Men's Basketball hosts Central Arkansas at Haas Pavilion.
Special Event | December 6 – 7, 2017 every day | Jacobs Hall
On Wednesday, December 6, and Thursday, December 7, please join the Jacobs Institute for the Jacobs Winter Design Showcase. At this open house, you can meet student designers, check out innovations in fields from health to mobility, and celebrate the semester over conversation and refreshments.
Presentation | December 6 | 9 a.m.-7 p.m. | Wurster Hall
WED, DEC 6, 9am-7pm. Students in ARCH 102A & ARCH 201 will present their projects to faculty and guest critics.
Workshop | December 6 | 10-11 a.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42
Greg Ryan, Campus Ergonomist, Be well at Work - Ergonimics
Learn how to use your laptop safely in an office and mobile setting. Recommended mobile products and best practices for using smart phones and tablets will also be provided. Enroll online
Workshop | December 6 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | International House, Sproul Rooms
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 >
Colloquium | December 6 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall
Patricia Bromley, Stanford University
National Identity Narratives in Canadian & American Textbooks, 1850-2010: Fact or Fiction?
Prof. Patricia Bromley
Wednesday, Dec 06, 2017
223 Moses Hall | 12 Noon
Buffet lunch at 12 noon followed by lecture at approximately 12:20.
Free Event | Open To Everyone
Part of the Canadian Studies Colloquium Series
The Canadian Studies Colloquium Series is made possible... More >
Population-level mortality benefits of improved blood pressure control in Indonesia: A parametric g-formula approach.: Nikkil Sudharsanan, Harvard University
Colloquium | December 6 | 12-1 p.m. | 2232 Piedmont, Seminar Room
Nikkil Sudharsanan, David E. Bell Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard University
A lunch time talk and discussion session, featuring visiting and local scholars presenting their research on a wide range of topics of interest to demography.
Performing Arts - Music | December 6 | 12 p.m. | Hertz Concert Hall
Featuring the University and Chamber Chourses
This is a popular concert, so please make plans to arrive early, as it is first come, first serve seating.
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Featuring the Music Departments varied and diverse performance activities, the Department of Music presents a series of free weekly concerts each semester in Hertz Hall. Inaugurated in 1953, these concerts... More >
Information Session | December 6 | 12-1 p.m. | Online
Find out how this certificate can help you build the essential skills for effective management and make a tangible difference in your career.
Holiday | December 2 – 10, 2017 every day | 12-10 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union
Join us at the Berkeley Art Studio for our annual Holiday pop-Up Shop! Great handmade gifts made by local artists. It's like Etsy in real life!
(Note: hours are Noon-10pm Mon-Fri, Noon-5pm Sat/Sun)
Seminar | December 6 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall
Christine Jacobs Wagner, Yale University
Our laboratory is part of the Microbial Sciences Institute at the Yale West Campus. Our group studies the temporal and spatial mechanisms involved in bacterial physiology, with emphasis on chromosome dynamics, cell division, cell cycle regulation, cell morphogenesis and RNA biology. Our primary model organisms are Caulobacter crescentus, Escherichia coli and the Lyme disease pathogen Borrelia... More >
Seminar | December 6 | 12-1 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building
Irene Chen, Assistant Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry, University of California, Santa Barbara
Evolutionary outcomes are difficult, if not impossible, to predict, largely because the effect of any possible mutation is unknown. In other words, understanding evolution requires detailed knowledge of the relationship between sequence and activity, or the fitness landscape. Inspired by the RNA World of early life, in which RNA carried information and also performed catalytic functions, we study... More >
Colloquium | December 6 | 12:10-1:15 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall
Jack Glaser, Professor, Goldman School of Public Policy
Jack Glaser will describe the research he and his colleagues are conducting on racial bias in policing. This will include discussion of the relevant psychological research that helps to explain how racial discrimination occurs and analysis of policing data elucidating racial disparities. Glaser will discuss his efforts with the Center for Policing Equity to build the National Justice Database,... More >
Meeting | October 18 – December 13, 2017 every Wednesday | 1-3 p.m. | César E. Chávez Student Center
Interested in studying abroad as a transfer student? A Berkeley Study Abroad Peer Adviser will be holding drop-in office hours at the Transfer Student Center every Wednesdays 1-3pm this semester. Come learn about different programs offered, how to apply and additional services available.
Miscellaneous | December 6 | 1-4 p.m. | International House, Great Hall
Berkeley International Office has set aside this special day for "express" travel signatures just for you! Stop by any time during the hours below to get your documents signed on-the-spot (please read below "Do You Really Need a Travel Signature?").
Come to the I-House Great Hall during the following days and times for your Express Travel Signature.
- Wednesday, December 6 1pm-4pm
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Join us for a free, docent-led tour of the Garden as we explore interesting plant species, learn about the vast collection, and see what is currently in bloom. Meet at the Entry Plaza.
Free with Garden admission
Advanced registration not required
Tours may be cancelled without notice.
For day-of inquiries, please call 510-643-2755
For tour questions, please email email@example.com... More >
Seminar | December 6 | 2-3 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall
Raphael Zentner, University of Regensburg
We explain what connections and curvature have to do with representations of fundamental groups, and what instanton Floer homology or, more generally, instanton gauge theory, has to do with all this.
Orientation | December 6 | 2-4 p.m. | International House, Room location to be posted at entrance to building
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.
Lecture | December 6 | 3-4:30 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall
Lindsey Powell, MIT
Shared behaviors are woven throughout human social life. In the course of interaction, social partners mimic one another and align their actions to help or cooperate with one another. Over longer timescales, group members share social and communicative conventions and learn cultural skills from one another. What is the developmental pathway through which infants come to understand and engage in... More >
Social Event | October 4 – December 6, 2017 every Wednesday with exceptions | 3-4 p.m. | Julie's Cafe
Coffee break is a welcoming weekly hour-long event at the wonderful Julie's Cafe, inviting international students to meet old friends and make new ones. It's a big campus, but at coffee break, everyone knows your name.
Seminar | December 6 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building
Michael Summers, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Statistical Inference for Stochastic Approximation and Online Learning via Hierarchical Incremental Gradient Descent
Seminar | December 6 | 4-5 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall
Weijie Su, University of Pennsylvania
Stochastic gradient descent (SGD) is an immensely popular approach for optimization in settings where data arrives in a stream or data sizes are very large. Despite an ever-increasing volume of works on SGD, less is known about statistical inferential properties of predictions based on SGD solutions. In this paper, we introduce a novel procedure termed HiGrad to conduct inference on predictions,... More >
An experimentally-accessible library of carbon schwarzites via zeolite-templating/Thermodynamics of reaction product distribution in nanoporous materials
Colloquium | December 6 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall
Efrem Braun, Ph.D. student in the Smit Group; Michelle Liu, Ph.D. student in the Smit Group
Topology Seminar (Main Talk): Irreducible $SL(2,\mathbb C)$-representations of integer homology 3-spheres
Seminar | December 6 | 4-5 p.m. | 3 Evans Hall
Raphael Zentner, University of Regensburg
We prove that the splicing of any two non-trivial knots in the 3-sphere admits an irreducible $SU(2)$-representation of its fundamental group. This uses instanton gauge theory, and in particular a non-vanishing result of Kronheimer-Mrowka and some new results that we establish for holonomy perturbations of the ASD equation. Using a result of Boileau, Rubinstein and Wang (which builds on the... More >
Applied Math Seminar: Stability-preserving projection-based model order reduction for compressible flows
Seminar | December 6 | 4-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall
Irina Tezaur, Sandia National Laboratories
Projection-based reduced order modeling is a promising tool for bridging the gap between high-fidelity and real- time/multi-query applications such as uncertainty quantification (UQ), optimization and control design. A popular approach to building projection-based reduced order models (ROMs) for fluid problems is the proper orthogonal decomposition (POD)/Galerkin projection method. This method... More >
Holiday | December 6 | 4-7 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden
Garden Members! Come have a fabulous time finding beautiful and unusual gifts for the holidays at our special holiday shopping party in the Gardens Julia Morgan Hall.
Free to Members (Members-Only) Register by December 5 and be entered to win a $100 gift certificate to the Garden Shop & Plant Deck
Representation Theory and Mathematical Physics Seminar: Spectra of quantum integrable systems, Langlands duality and category O
Seminar | December 6 | 4-5 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall
David Hernandez, Paris Diderot (7)
The spectrum of a quantum integrable system is crucial to understand its properties. R-matrices give power tools to study such spectra. A better understanding of transfer-matrices obtained from R-matrices led us to the proof of several results for the corresponding quantum integrable systems. In particular, their spectra can be described in terms of "Baxter polynomials" as conjectured by... More >
Center for Computational Biology Seminar: Dr. Joseph Pickrell, Adjunct Professor, Department Department of Biological Sciences, Columbia University
Seminar | December 6 | 4:30-5:30 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center
What can we learn from human genomics at scale and how do we get there?
Lecture | December 6 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library
Derek Thiam Soon Heng, Northern Arizona University
Throughout history, the South China Sea has been a maritime zone that saw primary economies of its littoral zones exercise influence over smaller, outlying economies by binding the latter into co-dependent relationships with the former. This may be witnessed in such areas as the currency systems adopted by the smaller economies, alignment of foreign and trade policies with those of the larger... More >
Workshop | December 6 | 6-8 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden
Create a one-of-a-kind beautiful and festive wreath or garland to add to your holiday decorations. Greens from the Garden's global plant collection and other natural adornments are included.
$50/ $40 Garden members
Toastmasters has been the world leader in teaching public speaking since 1924. Meetings are an enjoyable, safe, self-paced course designed to get you up and running as a speaker in only a few months.
Film - Documentary | December 6 | 7-9 p.m. | 405 Moffitt Undergraduate Library
What does it mean to be an American revolutionary today? Grace Lee Boggs is a 98-year-old Chinese American writer, activist, and philosopher in Detroit. Rooted for more than 70 years in the African American movement, she has devoted her life to an evolving revolution that encompasses the contradictions of America's past and its potentially radical future. This documentary presents Boggs's... More >
Must have a UCB student ID for entrance.
Presentation | December 6 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Restaurant Valparaiso
1403 Solano Ave, Albany, CA 94706
Some of the most energetic and fascinating objects in the Universe are exploding stars known as supernova. These colossal outbursts result from the deaths of stars and for a time can outshine the entire galaxy in which theyre found. Observations of distant supernova provided the first evidence that the expansion of the Universe is speeding up with time, rather than slowing down. This wholly... More >
Film - Feature | December 6 | 7 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
This portrait of revolutionary Cuba, written by Yevgeny Yevtushenko and brimming with bravura camerawork, is an extraordinary example of pure cinema in the service of politics.
Performing Arts - Music | December 6 | 8 p.m. | Hertz Concert Hall
Christine Brandes, director
Better with age:
Late works by masters of the Italian baroque
Works by Monteverdi, Vivaldi and Corelli
$16 General Admission, $12 non-UCB students, seniors, current/retired UCB faculty and staff, groups 10+, $5 UCB students
Exhibits and Ongoing Events
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 Anthropologys 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
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 - Photography | October 6 – December 17, 2017 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 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.
Exhibit - Painting | October 6, 2017 – January 28, 2018 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Discover the singular vision of a Berkeley-born artist whose paintings explore both exterior and interior landscapes.
Exhibit - Painting | October 25, 2017 – January 28, 2018 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Chen Hongshou is a major figure in Chinese art of the late Ming and early Qing dynasties. This exhibition explores his visually compelling work and his response to the turmoil of his times.
Exhibit - Multimedia | October 25, 2017 – February 25, 2018 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
De Jesus's memorial portraits honor artists, writers, and diverse cultural figures, testifying to the fact that each life is valuable and worthy of recognition.
Exhibit - Multimedia | October 25, 2017 – April 22, 2018 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
This presentation showcases exquisite examples of Buddhist art from the Himalayan region.
Exhibit - Multimedia | November 1 – December 29, 2017 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Commissioned for BAMPFAs outdoor screen, Kwons imaginative digital animation evokes a woman who transformed her apartment into an aviary.
Exhibit - Painting | November 22, 2017 – July 15, 2018 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Moletsanes vibrant, large-scale portraits for the Art Wall draw on both traditional African visual culture and Afrofuturism.
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 >
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 >
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)
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 >
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 >
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
This exhibition crosses cultures and centuries to bring together works that activate the expressive and aesthetic potential of letters and words.
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
This retrospective surveys the career of "one of our great urban visionaries" (New York Times), from Northern California to New York and back.