<< Thursday, January 25, 2018 >>

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Coffee with the Dean: 150 UHall

Information Session | January 25 | 9-10 a.m. | 150 University Hall

 Dean Bertozzi

 Public Health, School of

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Paris/Berkeley/Bonn/Zürich Analysis Seminar: Lower bounds on eigenfunctions on hyperbolic surfaces

Seminar | January 25 | 9:10-10 a.m. | 238 Sutardja Dai Hall

 Semyon Dyatlov, UC Berkeley and MIT

 Department of Mathematics

I show that on a compact hyperbolic surface, the mass of an $L^2$-normalized eigenfunction of the Laplacian on any nonempty open set is bounded below by a positive constant depending on the set, but not on the eigenvalue. This statement, more precisely its stronger semiclassical version, has many applications including control for the Schrödinger equation and the full support property for...   More >

Fundamentals of Pruning

Workshop | January 25 | 9:30-11:30 a.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join our Landscape Horticulturist, Mathew McMillan for a workshop on the basics of pruning. Bring all of your pruning questions and learn from Mathew’s expertise.

$25 / $20 Members

 SOLD OUT.

Trees of the Garden: Docent-led Tour

Tour/Open House | January 25 | 10-11:15 a.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Discover the signature trees from around the world at the UC Botanical Garden. End your tour with a visit to the final day of the Celebrating Trees exhibition of botanical art.

Free for Members or with Garden Admission

  Register online or by calling 510-664-9841, or by emailing gardenprograms@berkeley.edu

UCDC Info Session: Fall 2018 application deadline, Feb 22, 2018

Information Session | January 25 | 10-11 a.m. | 262 Evans Hall

 Marcia Condon, UCDC

 The UC Berkeley Washington Program

Come learn about Berkeley's program in DC, where students from any major intern and research in Washington DC, earning a full semester of Berkeley credit.

Tiny functions for codecs, compilation, and (maybe) soon everything

Colloquium | January 25 | 12-1 p.m. | 430 Soda Hall

 Keith Winstein, Stanford

 RISE Lab

Networks, applications, and media codecs frequently treat one another as strangers. By expressing large systems as compositions of small, pure functions, we've found it's possible to achieve tighter couplings between these components, improving performance without giving up modularity or the ability to debug. I'll discuss our experience with systems that demonstrate this basic idea: ExCamera...   More >

Immigration of European Highly Skilled Workers to Germany: Intra-EU Brain Circulation or Brain Drain/Gain?

Lecture | January 25 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Céline Teney, University of Bremen, Germany

 Institute of European Studies, GHI West - The Pacific Regional Office of the German Historical Institute Washington DC

Based on a unique representative survey and semi-structured interviews of non-German EU physicians working in Germany, Céline Teney will investigate whether intra-EU highly skilled immigrants who exert a profession suffering from an acute EU labour shortage constitute the manifestation of an integrated European labour market – conceptualized as brain circulation – or whether they contribute to...   More >

Curators’ Talk: Lawrence Rinder and Julia White on To the Letter

Panel Discussion | January 25 | 12 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Join Director and Chief Curator Lawrence Rinder and Senior Curator for Asian Art Julia White for an in-depth look at their exhibition about art that incorporates writing and letterforms as motif or key theme.

Seminar 217, Risk Management: PageRank on directed complex networks

Seminar | January 25 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Speaker: Mariana Olvera-Cravioto, UC Berkeley

 Center for Risk Management Research

The talk will center around a set of recent results on the analysis of Google’s PageRank algorithm on directed complex networks. In particular, it  will focus on the so-called power-law hypothesis, which states that the distribution of the ranks produced by PageRank on a scale-free graph (whose in-degree distribution follows a power-law) also follows a power-law with the same tail-index as the...   More >

Keys Track 1a- Principles of Supervision: Setting the Context

Course | January 25 | 12:30-4:30 p.m. | 24 University Hall

 Paul Carroll

 Human Resources

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This course will help participants understand the role of the supervisor, and its relationship to the organization. We will focus on what a supervisor needs to know and do, how to use influence when you don’t have control, and the resources available to help you be more effective. We will also look at how to motivate and retain engaged employees. This workshop addresses the following...   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 >

Linda Gregerson Poetry Reading

Reading - Literary | January 25 | 2-3 p.m. | 300 Wheeler Hall

 Linda Gregerson, Caroline Walker Bynum Distinguished University Professor of English Language and Literature, University of Michigan; Chancellor, Academy of American Poets

 Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion, Katharine Bixby Hotchkis Chair in English, James D. Hart Chair in English

Linda Gregerson will read a selection of her poems in 300 Wheeler Hall at 2pm.

Note: Gregerson will also offer a lecture on Milton at 5pm in 220 Stephens Hall.

Linda Gregerson is the author of six collections of poetry, most recently of...   More >

Linda Gregerson

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.

Biology Students: Meet Your Library!

Workshop | January 25 | 3-4 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 2101 Bioscience & Natural Resources Library

 Susan Koskinen, Biosciences & Natural Resources Library; Elliott Smith, Biosciences & Natural Resources Library; Becky Miller, Biosciences & Natural Resources Library

 Library

Drop-in for an orientation to web resources and a tour of the Bioscience & Natural Resources Library.

Photobears: Nanoscribe Seminar: 3D printing by two-photon polymerization sets new standards in micro- and nanofabrication

Lecture | January 25 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | Cory Hall, 400 Hughes Room

 Dr. Benjamin Richter, Nanoscribe GmbH

 Photobears

The world’s fastest commercially available 3D printer with sub-micrometer resolution andare used to fabricate microstructures for numerous application areas such as photonics, cell biology, micromechanics, microoptics and microfluidics. With casting and molding techniques, the structures made of photo resist can be transferred into other materials like metals, silicon, ceramics or...   More >

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology Seminar

Seminar | January 25 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building | Note change in date

 Polina Lishko, University of California, Berkeley

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

DiPerna Lecture: On the long-term dynamics of nonlinear dispersive evolution equations

Lecture | January 25 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Wilhelm Schlag, University of Chicago

 Department of Mathematics

We will give an overview of some of the developments in recent years dealing with the description of asymptotic states of solutions to semilinear evolution equations ("soliton resolution conjecture"). New results will be presented on damped subcritical Klein-Gordon equations, joint with Nicolas Burq and Genevieve Raugel.

Milton and the Syntax of Faith

Lecture | January 25 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 220 Geballe Room

 Linda Gregerson, Caroline Walker Bynum Distinguished University Professor of English Language and Literature, University of Michigan

 Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion, Katharine Bixby Hotchkis Chair in English, James D. Hart Chair in English

In Book 11 of the Confessions, Augustine attempts to contemplate the mystery of time and, in particular, the temporal embeddedness that makes human beings particularly unqualified to comprehend eternity...

Note: Gregerson will also be offering a poetry reading at 2pm in 300 Wheeler Hall on the 25th.   More >

Linda Gregerson

Artist Talk with Anicka Yi: Sensing as Research

Lecture | January 25 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, Maude Fife Room, 3rd Floor

 Anicka Yi

 Arts Research Center

Artist Anicka Yi will talk about her work and artistic practice as it relates to synthetic biology, bio engineering, extinction, and bio fiction.

Force Majeure, 2017, Plexiglas, aluminum, agar, bacteria, refrigeration system, LED lights, glass, epoxy resin, powder coated stainless steel, light bulbs, digital clocks, silicone, and silk flowers, dimensions variable. Image courtesy of the artist.

Yelp Info-Session

Information Session | January 25 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Come start your semester off right at this Yelp infosession! Learn about the tech behind Yelp (with 168 million monthly unique visitors and 142 million reviews, we're sure it's impressive) and the job positions open. Dinner will be provided.
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At Yelp, we’re passionate about connecting people with great local businesses. We’re bringing together world-class talent from different...   More >

Stitching Palestine: 70th Anniversary of Al-Nakba Film Series

Film - Documentary | January 25 | 6-8 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Arab Film Festival

Second 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, one of the Middle East's most defining episodes.

Free Speech and Its Limits: An Unfinished Conversation

Film - Documentary | January 25 | 7:10 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

The First Amendment’s protection of freedom of expression has allowed progressive voices to argue powerfully for tolerance, equality, and social change. But what happens when that freedom is used to express intolerance and hate? Charlene Stern’s documentary Near Normal Man, about her father, Holocaust survivor Ben Stern, illustrates the challenges of maintaining First Amendment rights while...   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.

Environmental Design Archives Exhibition: Hollywood and Vine

Exhibit - Multimedia | January 22 – May 15, 2018 every day | 210 Wurster Hall

 Environmental Design, College of

See the homes of the STARS!! Or more precisely, designs for the homes and gardens of film stars, directors, screen writers, and designers curated by head archivist at the Environmental Design Archives, Waverly Lowell.

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!

The Invisible Museum: History and Memory of Morocco

Exhibit - Artifacts | January 23 – June 29, 2018 every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday |  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 >

The Worlds of Arthur Szyk | The Taube Family Arthur Szyk Collection: Auditorium installation of enlarged reproductions of select collection items

Exhibit - Multimedia | January 23 – June 29, 2018 every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday |  Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)

 Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

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 the Taube Family Arthur Szyk Collection.

Born into a middle-class Polish...   More >

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.

High Holy Days at the Luna Park: Show-card Posters from the Firschein Press (Brooklyn, NY, 1920-1974)

Exhibit - Artifacts | January 23 – June 29, 2018 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

This exhibition presents a selection from the over one hundred “show-card” posters printed by the Firschein Press, a small business operated by East European Jewish immigrants, that served local Jewish and non-Jewish communities in Brooklyn for the better half of the 20th century. Oscar Firschein brought the posters to California once the Press ceased its activities. He and his wife, Theda,...   More >

The Karaite Canon: Manuscripts and Ritual Objects from Cairo

Exhibit - Artifacts | January 23 – June 29, 2018 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

A selection from the over fifty manuscripts collected by The Magnes in Cairo, Egypt, during an expedition led by the museum’s founder, Seymour Fromer, in 1971. At the time, the aim of The Magnes was to salvage unique documents during a period of great turmoil in the Middle East.

The manuscripts are accompanied by a variety of ritual objects, original ketubbot (marriage contracts), and by...   More >