<< Wednesday, January 17, 2018 >>

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

No Bioengineering Seminar today

Seminar | January 17 |  Stanley Hall

 Bioengineering (BioE)

Seminars will begin on Wednesday, January 24.

i4Y Child Marriage and Youth Empowerment Group Speaker Series: Balancing Reproductive Rights and Protections from Child Marriage: Insights from developmental science

Seminar | January 17 | 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 401 University Hall

 Ahna Suleiman, Center on the Developing Adolescent

 Innovations for Youth (i4Y)

Balancing Reproductive Rights and Protections from Child Marriage - Insights from developmental science

Policies aiming to protect children from early marriage can often be in direct tension with efforts to ensure adolescents' reproductive rights. Minimum age of marriage and the age at which young people can access contraceptive and reproductive health services vary widely globally and are...   More >

Deportation Discretion: Tiered Influence, Minority Threat, and ‘Secure Communities’ Deportations: Juan Pedroza M.P.A, Stanford University

Colloquium | January 17 | 12-1 p.m. | 2232 Piedmont, Seminar Room

 Juan Pedroza, PhD Candidate, Department of Sociology, Stanford University

 Population Science, Department of Demography

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.

[CANCELED] Plant and Microbial Biology Plant Seminar: "The Perfect Defense: Bacterial Persister Cell"

Seminar | January 17 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall

 Kim Lewis, Northeastern University

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

Our laboratory studies persister cells and uncultured bacteria. Persisters are dormant variants of regular cells which are tolerant to antibiotics and responsible for recalcitrance of biofilm infections. Using transcriptome analysis, cell sorting and whole genome sequencing we are identifying genes responsible for persister formation.

DataVisor Info-Session

Information Session | January 17 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

DataVisor provides the most advanced abuse, fraud, and money laundering detection solution designed to uncover unknown attacks. Traditional fraud solutions are in a constant cat-and-mouse game with attackers. Supervised machine learning models, the best fraud approach before DataVisor, quickly become outdated when attackers evolve their attack techniques. DataVisor's patented unsupervised...   More >

MVZ LUNCH SEMINAR: Jeffrey Kelly "Enroute migrant birds do not surf a green wave across the US"

Seminar | January 17 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 Grinnell-Miller Library

 Jeffrey Kelly

 DS421 Program and Museum of Vertebrae Zoology

Sponsored by DS421. MVZ Lunch is a graduate level seminar series (IB264) based on current and recent vertebrate research. The seminar meets every Wednesday from 12- 1pm in the Grinnell-Miller Library.

Between Books and Rifles: Palestinian School Girls Talk Back

Lecture | January 17 | 12-2 p.m. | 602 Barrows Hall

 Nadera Shalhoub-Kevorkian, Lawrence D. Biele Chair in Law at the Faculty of Law-Institute of Criminology and the School of Social Work and Public Welfare, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

 Department of Gender and Women's Studies, Center for Race and Gender

Based on three interrelated theoretical frameworks—institutional racism, settler colonialism and security and biblical reasoning- what Professor Shalhoub-Kevorkian defines as security theology- the presentation will examine the invasion of the girl child body and space in Occupied East Jerusalem (OEJ).

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research and Finding a Mentor Workshop

Workshop | January 17 | 12-1 p.m. | 9 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 >

Aversion to Emotional Insurance: Costly Reluctance to Hedge Desired Outcomes

Colloquium | January 17 | 12:10-1:15 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

 Carey K. Morewedge, Professor, Boston University

 Institute of Personality and Social Research

We examine whether people reduce the impact of negative outcomes through emotional hedging—betting against the occurrence of desired outcomes. We find substantial reluctance to bet against the success of preferred U.S. presidential candidates and Major League Baseball, National Football League, National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) basketball, and NCAA hockey teams. This reluctance is...   More >

Persistent Bias Among Local Election Officials

Lecture | January 17 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | 210 South Hall

 D. Alex Hughes

 Information, School of

An audit study of the 2016 election confirms ethnic bias by local election officials.

Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program Info Session

Information Session | January 17 | 1-2 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Stefanie Ebeling, Program Coordinator and Student Advisor, Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program, Office of Undergraduate Research

 Office of Undergraduate Research

The Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program gives undergraduate students the opportunity to work with UC Berkeley professors on faculty research projects.

Last Stands? Art, Memory, and Public Space

Panel Discussion | January 17 | 1-2:30 p.m. |  Downtown Oakland Senior Center

 200 Grand Avenue, Oakland, CA 94610

 Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)

For decades, a painting of Custer’s defeat at Little Big Horn has been on display at the Veterans’ Memorial Building in downtown Oakland. Does the painting glorify genocidal 19-century domestic policies, depict the comeuppance of an arrogant US general at the hands of Lakota warriors... or both?   More >

Topology Seminar (Introductory Talk): Quasi-isometries: What are they and why do we care?

Seminar | January 17 | 2-3 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Ruth Charney, Brandeis University

 Department of Mathematics

In this talk I will introduce the notion of a quasi-isometry and discuss the fundamental role it plays in geometric group theory.

Probabilistic Operator Algebra Seminar: Infinitely divisible distributions in free probability

Seminar | January 17 | 2-4 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

 Takahiro Hasebe, University of Hokkaido

 Department of Mathematics

Free infinitely divisible distributions (FID) distributions were introduced by Voiculescu. Recently many classically infinitely divisible distributions have been shown to be FID too, the first highly nontrivial one being the normal distribution found by Belinschi, Bozejko, Lehner and Speicher in 2011. Also several subclasses of FID distributions have been introduced and studied. I will try to...   More >

Coffee Break

Social Event | January 17 | 3-4 p.m. |  Julie's Cafe

 2562 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

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.

This week at coffee break we will be welcoming everyone back to campus and talking about our winter breaks. Come join us at 3 PM this Wednesday to share your stories over some...   More >

A Life for a Life

Film - Feature | January 17 | 3:10 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

A great yet little-known talent of silent cinema, the theater director and photographer-turned-filmmaker Evgenii Bauer was much in demand for his opulent set designs and subtly lit compositions. Praised as “an artistic treasure” during its release, and starring the incomparable Russian diva Vera Kholodnaya, A Life for a Life follows a wealthy matriarch, her two daughters (one adopted), a...   More >

Number Theory Seminar: The cohomology of local Shimura varieties

Seminar | January 17 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Jared Weinstein, Boston University

 Department of Mathematics

This is joint work with Tasho Kaletha. The local Langlands correspondence predicts that representations of a reductive group G over a p-adic field are related to Galois representations into the Langlands dual of G. A conjecture of Kottwitz (as generalized by Rapoport and Viehmann) asserts that this relationship appears in a precise way in the cohomology of "local Shimura varieties", which were...   More >

Applied Math Seminar: A Variational Functional in Simulations of Statistical Mechanics

Seminar | January 17 | 4-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall | Note change in location

 Yantao Wu, Princeton University

 Department of Mathematics

In this talk, I advertise for a convex variational functional from statistical mechanics, which is particularly suitable for obtaining the free energy of high-dimensional order parameters from simulational sampling. In the numerical minimization of this variational functional, sampling difficulties related to ergodicity break-down are often alleviated. Two applications will be given. The first...   More >

Electrolyte engineering toward a high-capacity, reversible lithium-oxygen battery/The Sudden Death Phenomena in Na-O2 Batteries

Colloquium | January 17 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall

 Colin Burke, Ph.D. student in the McCloskey Group

 Jessica Nichols, Ph.D. student in the McCloskey Group

 Department of Chemical Engineering

Age of Anxiety: Anticulture and Autoethnography in the Mystery of Edwin Drood

Lecture | January 17 | 4-6:30 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, 315, Maude Fife

 James Buzard, Professor, MIT

 Department of English, 19th Century and Beyond British Cultural Studies Working Group, Florence Green Bixby Chair in English

Notwithstanding Dickens’s unprecedented choice of an English cathedral town as the primary setting for his final work, The Mystery of Edwin Drood (1870) gives many indications that it remains committed to the autoethnographic project that the author had most extensively undertaken in Bleak House (1852). This talk examines Drood’s adaptations of the model in the altered conditions of the later...   More >

ERG Colloquium: Ted Parson: Climate Engineering: Benefits, Risks, Governance Challenges

Colloquium | January 17 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 126 Barrows Hall

 Ted Parson, Professor of Environmental Law, UCLA

 Energy and Resources Group

Climate engineering (CE)—intentional, global-scale modification of the environment to offset some of the effects of elevated greenhouse gases—appears able to reduce climate-change risks beyond what is possible with mitigation and adaptation alone, including enabling integrated climate-response strategies that reduce risks in ways not otherwise achievable.

Topology Seminar (Main Talk): Boundaries of groups

Seminar | January 17 | 4-5 p.m. | 3 Evans Hall

 Ruth Charney, Brandeis University

 Department of Mathematics

Boundaries of hyperbolic metric spaces have played an important role in the study of hyperbolic groups. We will discuss an analogous boundary for arbitrary finitely generated groups, called the Morse boundary, and present a recent theorem showing that in many cases, the Morse boundary determines the group up to quasi-isometry. (Joint work with M. Cordes and D. Murray)

Disability and the Dissident Body: Ancient Jewish Resistance to Empire

Lecture | January 17 | 4-6 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Julia Watts Belser, Associate Professor of Jewish Studies in the Theology Department,Georgetown University.

 Disability Studies Research Cluster, HIFIS

Ancient Jewish accounts of the Roman conquest of Jerusalem use disability to reckon with charged questions about power, violence, and resistance. Bringing feminist disability studies to bear on rabbinic Jewish narrative, this lecture argues that disability affords the rabbis a complex symbolic discourse with which to grapple with the power of God and the brutality of empire.

From stopping times to “spotting” times : a new framework for multiple testing

Seminar | January 17 | 4-5 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Aaditya Ramdas, UC Berkeley

 Department of Statistics

Modern data science is often exploratory in nature, with hundreds or thousands of hypotheses being regularly tested on scientific datasets. The false discovery rate (FDR) has emerged as a dominant error metric in multiple hypothesis testing over the last two decades. I will argue that both (a) the FDR error metric, as well as (b) the current framework of multiple testing, where the scientist...   More >

Embeddings for Everything: Search in the Neural Network Era

Lecture | January 17 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 202 South Hall

 Dan Gillick

 Information, School of

Dan Gillick proposes a new kind of internet search engine based on neural networks.

Job Market Seminar: "Interpreting Signals in the Labor Market: Evidence from Medical Referrals"

Seminar | January 17 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Heather Sarsons, Harvard Economics

 Department of Economics

Field(s): Labor, Behavioral, Development, Personnel Economics

San Francisco World History Reading Group: Selections from The Perspective of the World, by Fernand Braudel

Meeting | January 17 | 5-7 p.m. |  Civic Center Secondary School

 727 Golden Gate Ave, San Francisco, CA

 ORIAS (Office of Resources for International and Area Studies)

Teachers in ORIAS World History Reading Groups read one book each month within a global studies theme. Participants meet monthly to eat and spend two hours in collegial conversation. It is a relaxing, intellectually rich atmosphere for both new and experienced teachers.

 This event is for k-14 teachers.

  Register online or or by emailing Shane Carter at orias@berkeley.edu

Texas Instruments Workshop

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

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Join us for a 2 hour workshop with dinner provided on 1/17/18 in
the Wozniak Lounge!

Building your own Internet of Things (IoT) device can be easy with the MSP432 LaunchPad http://www.ti.com/tool/MSP-EXP432P401R evaluation kit coupled with the SimpleLink Wi-Fi® CC3100 BoosterPack http://www.ti.com/tool/cc3100boost. Use easy to learn, Energia www.energia.nu, an Arduino style programming...   More >

Men's Basketball vs. Arizona

Sport - Intercollegiate - Basketball | January 17 | 6 p.m. |  Haas Pavilion

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Men's Basketball hosts Arizona in conference action at Haas Pavilion.

Toastmasters on Campus Club: Learn public speaking

Meeting | July 2, 2014 – June 27, 2018 every Wednesday with exceptions | 6:15-7:30 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

 Toastmasters on Campus

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.

Short Films of Luis Ospina

Film - Feature | January 17 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Luis Ospina is among the most influential and prolific filmmakers in Colombia. Although influenced by the militant cinema that became prevalent across much of Latin America in the 1960s, collaborators Carlos Mayolo and Ospina incorporated political critique, a sense of aesthetics, and perhaps most importantly, humor. Their iconic Vampires of Poverty, a fictional documentary, satirized what Mayolo...   More >

Exhibits and Ongoing Events

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.

Repentant Monk: Illusion and Disillusion in the Art of Chen Hongshou

Exhibit - Painting | October 25, 2017 – January 28, 2018 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 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.

Veronica De Jesus/ MATRIX 268

Exhibit - Multimedia | October 25, 2017 – February 25, 2018 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 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.

Buddhist Realms

Exhibit - Multimedia | October 25, 2017 – April 22, 2018 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

This presentation showcases exquisite examples of Buddhist art from the Himalayan region.

Art Wall: Karabo Poppy Moletsane

Exhibit - Painting | November 22, 2017 – July 15, 2018 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Moletsane’s vibrant, large-scale portraits for the Art Wall draw on both traditional African visual culture and Afrofuturism.

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.

Way Bay

Exhibit - Multimedia | January 17 – May 6, 2018 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Way Bay is a sweeping exploration of the creative energies that have emerged from the San Francisco Bay Area over the past two hundred years. The exhibition features nearly two hundred works of art, film, performance, poetry, and archival materials by Bay Area artists and others whose work engages with the region’s geographic, social, and cultural landscape.

The exhibition takes a nonlinear...   More >

Horizontals: Rusted

Exhibit - Photography | January 3 – February 1, 2018 every day |  Faculty Club

 Faculty Club

“Horizontals: Rusted." Sally Mack’s new abstract photos are the result of her year-long exploration of industrial rust at Mare Island shipyard near Vallejo CA. Initially intrigued by the scale of rusted materials, the details fascinated her. Horizontal bands of color changed with the light; vivid colors brought out in bright sunlight. Please stop by The Faculty Club to view the photos, they may...   More >

ARCH Exhibition: Americans on the Road (1950-1980)

Exhibit - Multimedia | January 17 – February 2, 2018 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 108 Wurster Hall

 Environmental Design, College of

ON VIEW: JAN 17-FEB 2, MON-FRI 12-7pm. This exhibition investigates a period when Americans took to the road in record numbers, creating a culture of tourism and commerce and transforming space and time in unprecedented ways. Open to the public!

Plants Illustrated 2018: Celebrating Trees

Exhibit - Painting | January 9 – 25, 2018 every day with exceptions | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Celebrating Trees is an exhibition of botanical art works by members of the Northern CA Society of Botanical Artists. This exhibit will honor the beautiful trees around us, featuring interesting details of each season.

¡Viva La Fiesta! Mexican Traditions of Celebration

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

 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 >

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.