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Thursday, January 18, 2018

Curators’ Talk: Lawrence Rinder and Kathy Geritz on Way Bay

Panel Discussion | January 18 | 12 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Navigate the evocative installation of Way Bay with BAMPFA Director and Chief Curator Lawrence Rinder and Film Curator Kathy Geritz, two of the exhibition's cocurators. Rinder discusses associative, poetic groupings of artworks as well as individual selections, while Geritz illuminates some of the moving-image works on view.

CAS Fellowship Informational Meeting

Information Session | January 18 | 12-1 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 360 Conference Room

 Martha Saavedra, Associate Director, Center for African Studies

 Center for African Studies

Learn about the CAS Fellowships.

Data Science/Health IT, Joan Casey, PhD, UCB, School of Public Health: Precision public health: electronic health records and their promise for epidemiology

Special Event | January 18 | 12-2 p.m. | 150 University Hall

 Public Health, School of

Originally developed for billing purposes and to enhance individual clinical care, electronic health record (EHR) databases have proliferated in the past decade. These secondary data sources provide a low-cost means of accessing rich longitudinal data on diverse populations distributed across space for epidemiologic research. Using her recent study on the association between natural gas fracking...   More >

URAP Peer Advisor Info Session: The URAP Experience

Information Session | January 18 | 12-1 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Rani Davina Chan, Peer Advisor, Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program, Office of Undergraduate Research

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Interested in applying to URAP? Come to the URAP Experience info session held by two experienced URAP apprentices and peer advisors. Find out about best practices for the application process, and being an apprentice.

Seminar 217, Risk Management: Concrete examples of trend analyses and forward-looking modelling in Swiss Re's underwriting

Seminar | January 18 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Speaker: Matthias Weber, Swiss Re

 Center for Risk Management Research

- In insurance, underwriting performance is a function of exposures, losses relative to exposures and premiums relative to exposures. Getting losses and loss trends right (--> cost of goods sold) is critically important. A small estimation mistake typically has a large impact on the bottom line.
- Swiss Re is determining loss relevant trends using advanced analytics, often in collaboration with...   More >

Job Market Seminar: "Bootstrap Inference for Propensity Score Matching"

Seminar | January 18 | 12:40-2 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall | Note change in time

 Karun Adusumilli, London School of Economics and Political Science

 Department of Economics

Field(s): Econometrics, Applied Econometrics

Haas Scholars Program Info Session: $13,800 to carry out a final project in *ANY* major

Information Session | January 18 | 1-2 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Leah Carroll, Haas Scholars

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Learn about how to apply to this research program for your last year!

The Haas Scholars Program supports twenty undergraduates with financial need with their interest for conducting research during their final year at UC-Berkeley. Applicants are evaluated primarily on the merit and originality of their proposal for an independent research or creative project that will serve as the basis for a...   More >

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – January 4, 2019 every Sunday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday with exceptions | 1:30-2:45 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

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 gardentours@berkeley.edu...   More >

ISF 110 - Free Speech in the Public Sphere: An Interdisciplinary Approach

Course | January 16 – May 3, 2018 every Tuesday & Thursday | 2-3:30 p.m. | 102 Wurster Hall

 Division of Undergraduate Education

In this spring 2018 class, we shall take up the nature of public speech from Socrates' public dissent to social media messaging today. The course reading will combine classic philosophical statements about the value of free, subversive and offensive speech; histories of the emergence of public spheres; and sociologies of technologically-mediated speech today.

2018 Judith Lee Stronach Baccalaureate Prize Info Session: Funding for post graduation social engagement projects

Information Session | January 18 | 2-3 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Mary Crabb, Office of Undergraduate Research & Scholarships

 Office of Undergraduate Research

The Judith Lee Stronach Baccalaureate Prize supports intellectual and creative pursuits that heighten awareness of issues of social consciousness and contribute to the public good. The award gives engaged students the opportunity to extend and reflect upon their undergraduate work at Berkeley by undertaking a socially engaged project after their graduation.

Up to $25,000. Proposals for...   More >

DICE Executive Committee Meeting

Meeting | January 18 | 2-3:30 p.m. | University Hall, 461 (DREAM Office)

 DICE

DICE is an action-oriented committee composed of students, faculty, alumni, and staff that works to promote Diversity, Inclusion, Community and Equity at the School of Public Health

How to Write a Research Proposal Workshop

Workshop | January 18 | 3-4:30 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Leah Carroll

 Office of Undergraduate Research

If you need to write a grant proposal, this workshop is for you! You'll get a headstart on defining your research question, developing a lit review and project plan, presenting your qualifications, and creating a realistic budget.

The workshop is open to all UC Berkeley students (undergraduate, graduate, and visiting scholars) regardless of academic discipline. It will be especially useful for...   More >

From Communism to Authoritarianism via Democracy. The Puzzle of Political Transformations in East Central Europe

Lecture | January 18 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Grzegorz Ekiert, Laurence A. Tisch Professor of Government, Harvard University

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

During the first two decades after 1989, countries of East Central Europe experienced a swift and successful democratization process and a relatively painless transition to a market economy. Consolidation of liberal democracy and working market economy opened the door to their accession to the NATO and the European Union. By 2004, it seemed that these countries became “normal” European...   More >

The Royal Alcazar of Seville

Lecture | January 18 | 4-6 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

The UC Botanical Garden is pleased to host author and scholar, Mervyn Samuel for an illustrated lecture on the palace and gardens of the Royal Alcázar of Seville, the oldest royal residence in Europe still used for its original purpose. The talk will showcase the historical context of the Alcázar going back to Roman times and the influence of the Islamic presence in Spain. After 1492 Seville, and...   More >

$20 / $15 UCBG Member

  Register online

Thematic Seminar: Geometry: New Techniques for Zimmer's Conjecture

Seminar | January 18 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 David Fisher, Indiana University

 Department of Mathematics

Lattices in higher rank simple Lie groups are known to be extremely rigid. Examples of this are Margulis' superrigidity theorem, which shows they have very few linear represenations, and Margulis' arithmeticity theorem, which shows they are all constructed via number theory. Motivated by these and other results, in 1983 Zimmer made a number of conjectures about actions of these groups on compact...   More >

The Future of Humans: Gene Editing and the Unthinkable Power to Control Evolution

Lecture | January 18 | 4:30-6 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Dr. Jennifer Doudna, Executive Director, Innovative Genomics Institute

 Dr. Siddartha Mukherjee, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Department of Medicine Division of Hematology/Oncology, Columbia University

 Innovative Genomics Institute

In honor of UC Berkeley’s 150th Anniversary year, the Innovative Genomics Institute is presenting a free lecture. Berkeley biochemist Jennifer Doudna will join oncologist Sid Mukherjee to discuss unprecedented advancements in gene editing and the effect new technologies will have on the future of humanity.

The significance of Dr. Doudna's research is difficult to overstate. It has led to what...   More >

 Registration required on Evenbrite site. NOTE: Sign-up does not guarantee a seat. Entrance will be first come, first served with printed or electronic ticket in hand.

$0

  Registration opens December 8. Register online or by calling Jennifer Bevington at 510-664-7579 by January 18.

Workday Info-Session

Information Session | January 18 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Interested in working at Workday? Workday is an on‑demand financial management and human capital management software vendor.

Join us on Thursday 1/18 at 5:30PM in Wozniak Lounge to learn more about technical roles at Workday! Bring your resumes and questions. Event will be open to everyone, and dinner will be served. Register at tinyurl.com/yatpttdw

To learn more about Workday, please...   More >

Certificate Program in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

Information Session | January 18 | 5:30-7 p.m. | UC Berkeley Extension (Golden Bear Center), Room 206

 UC Berkeley Extension

Learn how UC Berkeley Extension’s professional certificate can prepare you for diverse job opportunities—in teaching, business, publishing, travel and more—both in the United States and around the world.

  Make reservations online

Employer Panel: How to Connect with Recruiters at Career Fairs for International Students

Career Fair | January 18 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Career Center (2440 Bancroft Way), Blue and Gold Room

 Berkeley International Office(BIO)), Career Center

The 2018 Spring Career Fair and many other career fairs are approaching quickly! Find more details in your Handshake and take these opportunities to demonstrate your passion, knowledge, and relevant experience for your dreamed opportunities.

Employer representatives will share international students’ tips on how to prepare for a career fair, how to navigate through the companies and deliver...   More >

Talking to Gods: Ainu Artifacts in the Hearst Museum

Lecture | January 18 | 6-8 p.m. |  Hearst Museum of Anthropology

 Christopher Lowman, UC Berkeley, Anthropology

 Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

The Ainu, the Indigenous people of northern Japan, traditionally use uniquely carved prayer sticks and highly-prized lacquer bowls to send prayers and offerings to their many gods. These sacred objects have made their way into museum collections, but their stories are seldom straightforward: they are entwined with ongoing Ainu cultural change, the desires of collectors, and the ways in which...   More >

Off Frame AKA Revolution Until Victory: 70th Anniversary of Al-Nakba Film Series

Film - Documentary | January 18 | 6-8 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Arab Film Festival

First of a three-part film series presented by the Center for Middle Eastern Studies in partnership with The Arab Film Festival on the 70th anniversary of Al-Nakba of 1948.

Memories of Underdevelopment

Film - Feature | January 18 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

The Cuban cinema reached full maturity with this classic study of a bourgeois writer who stays in Cuba after the revolution, despite his alienation from the new society and the loss of all his friends to Miami. Based on novelist/screenwriter Edmundo Desnoes’s autobiographical Inconsolable Memories, Memories of Underdevelopment became the first feature-length film from postrevolutionary Cuba to be...   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.