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Friday, January 26, 2018

SERC Membership Applications Due

Deadline | January 26 | 102 Sproul Hall

 Student Environmental Resource Center

SERC Membership was piloted in Fall 2016, with the goal of providing individual students the opportunity to help build a collaborative, inclusive student community around sustainability. We aim to preserve institutional memory around environmental projects, build a more cohesive community, and get new students plugged in to existing events. Members will receive various membership benefits,...   More >

Women's Basketball vs. Arizona State

Sport - Intercollegiate - Basketball | January 26 |  Haas Pavilion

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

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

Artificial photosynthesis by light absorption, charge separation, and photoredox catalysis

Seminar | January 26 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | Hildebrand Hall, Library Room 100F

 Prof. Han Sen Soo, Nanyang Technological University

 College of Chemistry

“Uncovering Perceptual Priors Using Automated Serial Reproduction Chains”: Psychology 229A

Colloquium | January 26 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

 Thomas Langlois, UC Berkeley

 Department of Psychology

Econ 235, Financial Economics: Job Market Seminar

Seminar | January 26 | 12-1:30 p.m. | C210 Haas School of Business

 Emil Verner, Princeton

 Department of Economics

Joint with Haas Finance Seminar and Real Estate Seminar

Biology Students: Meet Your Library!

Workshop | January 26 | 12-1 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.

Fung Fellowship for Wellness and Technology Innovation: Info Session

Information Session | January 26 | 12-1 p.m. | 214 Shires Hall

 2451 Ridge Rd., Berkeley, CA 94709

 College of Engineering

Come learn more about the Fung Fellowship for Wellness and Technology Innovations at our Info Session -- talk directly to current Fellows and Staff to get your questions answered and gain new insights into this exciting opportunity!

Summer Abroad Informational Session

Information Session | January 26 | 12-4:45 p.m. | 240 Bechtel Engineering Center

 Berkeley Study Abroad

For students considering participation in a Summer Abroad program this summer, we will be hosting an afternoon of informational sessions for all 15 of the Summer Abroad programs to be offered in summer 2018!

The event will be broken down into five, 45 minute sessions as follows:

12:00 - 12:45 pm
Barcelona, Spain - International Migration
Bosnia, Croatia & Serbia - Balkan Bridges:...   More >

Hoarding the American Dream: Author Talk with Richard Reeves

Lecture | January 26 | 1-3 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium

 Richard Reeves, Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution

 Cybelle Fox, Associate Professor, UC Berkeley Sociology; Paul Pierson, Professor, UC Berkeley Political Science

 Institute of Research on Labor & Employment, Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society

We know about the one percent. The ultra-rich. The billionnaire class. But author Richard Reeves writes it’s the upper middle class that matters most. Those top twenty percent of earners are becoming more effective at passing wealth to their children, and – through zoning laws, schooling, occupational licensing, college application procedures, and the allocation of internships – more effective at...   More >

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History Graduate Association Research Symposium

Conference/Symposium | January 26 | 1-5 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 Sara Friedman; John Handel; Pawel Koscielny; Christopher Lawson; Helen Miney; Derek K. O'Leary; Lois Rosson; Mustafa Yildiz

 Department of History, History Graduate Association (HGA)

At this inaugural symposium, history graduate students will deliver 15-20 minute presentations on aspects of their current research, spanning several geographical and chronological fields. A brief Q&A session will follow each presentation.

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research and Finding a Mentor Workshop

Workshop | January 26 | 1-2 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 >

Author Talk With Richard Reeves

Colloquium | January 26 | 1-3 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium

 Richard Reeves, Brookings Institute

 Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society

We know about the ultra-rich. The billionnaire class. But author
Richard Reeves writes it’s the upper middle class that matters most.
The top twenty percent of earners are getting better and better at
passing wealth on to their children. Through zoning laws, career
networking, college admissions, and more, they hoard the American
dream for themselves - at the expense of everyone else....   More >

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – December 30, 2018 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 >

UROC Info Session and Mixer (Hosted by UROC: Underrepresented Researchers of Color)

Information Session | January 26 | 2-3 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Istifaa Ahmed (Humanities/Social Science), UROC

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Join us for our Underrepresented Researchers of Color (UROC) meet and greet mixer! We strive to build a community of researchers of color and will introduce our services and resources offered – including personal mentorship, mixers/panels, research methodology and decolonizing research workshops.

2D Semiconductor Electronics: Advances, Challenges and Opportunities: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | January 26 | 2-3 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Prof. Ali Javey, UC Berkeley / LBNL, EECS

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

Two-dimensional (2-D) semiconductors exhibit excellent device characteristics, as well as novel optical, electrical, and optoelectronic characteristics. In this talk, I will present my laboratory's recent advancements in defect passivation, contact engineering, surface charge transfer doping, ultrashort transistors, and heterostructure devices of layered chalcogenides.

We have developed a...   More >

Student Probability/PDE Seminar: Large Deviation Principle for Stochastic Growth Models

Seminar | January 26 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Fraydoun Rezakhanlou, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

MENA Salon: Rebuilding in Syria

Workshop | January 26 | 3-4 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

With the Syrian conflict entering its seventh year, Syrians and international actors are beginning to embark upon the immense task of rebuilding portions of the country. Will states opposing the Assad regime partake in rebuilding civilian infrastructure? Will funding for reconstruction be conditioned on political reform? What role will multilateral organizations play in this process?

SURF Summer Research Scholarships Info Session

Information Session | January 26 | 3-4 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Sean Burns, Director, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

 Office of Undergraduate Research

OURS Staff will discuss eligibility criteria for SURF programs, benefits of the fellowship and tips for a successful application

STEM Summer Research Opportunities Workshop for Underrepresented Students (Hosted by UROC: Underrepresented Researchers of Color)

Workshop | January 26 | 3-4 p.m. | 14 Durant Hall

 Ifechukwu Okeke, UROC

 Office of Undergraduate Research

This workshop will be an overview of STEM summer research programs, aims and benefits of participating in a summer research program, and how to apply to them. We will also discuss how to craft a personal statement, a research statement of purpose and request for letters of recommendation, using successful application sample materials.
Snacks will be provided.

Composition Colloquium: Raphael Cendo

Colloquium | January 26 | 3 p.m. | 250 Morrison Hall

 Department of Music

After studying piano and composition at the Ecole Normale de Musique in Paris, Raphael Cendo studied composition at the Conservatoire National Supérieur de Paris (2000-2003), from which he graduated in composition, analysis and orchestration. He then joined the composing and computer music class of IRCAM (2003-2006). During his training, he was taught by Allain Gaussin, Brian Ferneyhough, Fausto...   More >

Documenting the 99%

Seminar | January 26 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 107 South Hall

 Wayne de Fremery, Sogang University, Korea

 Information, School of

Wayne de Fremery develops new technologies for investigating Korean literature and documentary traditions

Hoda Bidkhori - Analyzing Process Flexibility Using Robust Optimization: UC Berkeley IEOR

Seminar | January 26 | 4 p.m. | 4193 Etcheverry Hall

 Hoda Bidkhori, UC Berkeley IEOR

 Industrial Engineering & Operations Research

Abstract: Process flexibility has been widely applied in many industries as a competitive strategy to improve responsiveness to demand uncertainty. The first part of the talk addresses the problem of managing process flexibility in a fairly general manufacturing system. In our model, each plant might have a different cost for adding flexibility or extra capacity. We model this problem as an...   More >

Letters from Baghdad

Film - Documentary | January 26 | 4 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

The most powerful woman in the British Empire in her day, Gertrude Bell shaped the modern Middle East after World War I, and helped draw the borders of Iraq. With unique access to documents from the Iraq National Library and Archive and Bell’s personal writings, Letters from Baghdad tells the story of Bell and Iraq entirely in the words of the players of the time, excerpted verbatim from intimate...   More >

Commute Time Quality: Exploring the role of mode and other factors using the UC Davis Campus Travel Survey

Lecture | January 26 | 4 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Susan Handy, UC Davis

 Institute of Transportation Studies

Abstract: Workers worldwide spend a significant share of their time each week getting to and from work. With a finite number of hours in a day, workers are clearly affected by their amount of commute time, but their well-being is also likely to depend on their quality of commute time. Building on recent work on subjective well-being in the transportation field, we use data from an annual survey...   More >

Nitrogen Binding and Fixation using Iron-Sulfur Complexes

Seminar | January 26 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Patrick Holland, Department of Chemistry, Yale University

 College of Chemistry

The enzyme nitrogenase reduces atmospheric N2 using an unusual iron-sulfur cluster, the FeMoco, which has an unprecedented carbide-centered structure. In an effort to understand the fundamental behavior of iron sites like these that are coordinated by sulfur and carbon, we have synthesized coordination compounds with these biologically relevant donors and studied their structures, spectroscopy,...   More >

Applied Math Seminar: Energy driven pattern formation in thin fluid layers: The good, the bad and the beautiful

Seminar | January 26 | 4-5 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Andrew Bernoff, Harvey Mudd College

 Department of Mathematics

(Note special date and location) A wide variety of physical and biological systems can be described as continuum limits of interacting particles. Many of these problems are gradient flows and their dynamics are governed by a monotonically decreasing interaction energy that is often non-local in nature. We show how to exploit these energies numerically, analytically, and asymptotically to...   More >

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

Information Session | January 26 | 4-5 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 >

Music Studies Colloquium Inna Naroditskaya (Northwestern U): Is Argentine Tango Russian, and how Jewish is Russian Tango?

Colloquium | January 26 | 4:30 p.m. | 128 Morrison Hall

 Department of Music

Inna Naroditskaya is a specialist in Azerbaijanian and Eastern music cultures, Russian music, gender studies, and diasporas. She has published articles and reviews in Ethnomusicology and Asian Music as well as essays and articles in Azerbaijanian and Russian publications. She has authored two books: Song from the Land of Fire: Azerbaijanian Mugam in the Soviet and Post-Soviet Periods (Routledge,...   More >

Working Group in Ancient Philosophy: Virtue and the Technê Analogy in Plato's Charmides

Lecture | January 26 | 5-7 p.m. | 7205 Dwinelle Hall

 Voula Tsouna, UCSB

 Townsend Center for the Humanities

Lightspeed Venture Partners Info-Session: Summer Fellowship Program

Information Session | January 26 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Lightspeed Venture Partners Summer Fellowships

Earn up to $65k this summer to build your start up at Lightspeed!

Are you an aspiring entrepreneur looking for more than an internship this summer? How about getting quality time with some of the investors behind companies like Snap, Nest, Stitch Fix, TaskRabbit and GrubHub? Follow in the footsteps of the founders of Crittercism, Pinterest,...   More >

Climate Activism, Reproductive Justice, and Anticipation: Navigating the Intersections: Dr. Jade Sasser

Seminar | January 26 | 6-7:30 p.m. | 132 Mulford Hall

 Dr. Jade Sasser, UC Riverside

 Dept. of Environmental Science, Policy, and Mgmt. (ESPM)

Dr. Jade Sasser, Assistant Professor of Gender and Sexuality Studies, UC Riverside will deliver keynote lecture, "Climate Activism, Reproductive Justice, and Anticipation: Navigating the Intersections"

Memories of Underdevelopment

Film - Feature | January 26 | 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.

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 >

Fiat Yuks: Cal Student Humor, Then and Now

Exhibit - Artifacts | October 13, 2017 – May 30, 2019 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | Bancroft Library, Rowell Cases, near Heyns Reading Room, 2nd floor corridor between The Bancroft Library and Doe

 Bancroft Library

Let there be laughter! This exhibition features Cal students’ cartoons, jokes, and satire from throughout the years, selected from their humor magazines and other publications.

¡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 >

Hands On 11: Artists' Books: Twentysix Artists' Books

Exhibit - Artifacts | January 26 | 4-6 p.m. | Wurster Hall, 210 - Environmental Design Library Atrium

 Library

Artists’ books defy conventional “reading” and involve the viewer through sight, touch and physical manipulation. Ed Ruscha’s Twentysix Gasoline Stations was seminal in bringing the concept of artists’ books into common consciousness. The Environmental Design Library will have several Ruscha books on hand and a number of other derivative and related works for you to touch, turn pages, and...   More >

Hands-On 11: Twentysix Artists’ Books

Exhibit - Multimedia | January 26 | 4-6 p.m. | 210 Wurster Hall

 Environmental Design, College of

Join the Environmental Design Library for their Artists Book series of exhibitions. This event highlights the art books of Ed Ruscha.