Thursday, February 1, 2018
Seminar | February 1 | 12-1:30 p.m. | C325 Haas School of Business
Erika Deserranno, Northwestern
The Oliver E. Williamson Seminar on Institutional Analysis, named after our esteemed colleague who founded the seminar, features current research by faculty, from UCB and elsewhere, and by advanced doctoral students. The research investigates governance, and its links with economic and political forces. Markets, hierarchies, hybrids, and the supporting institutions of law and politics all come... More >
Data Science/Health IT Job Talk, Hima Lakkaraju, PhD, Stanford: Using Machine Learning to Improve High-Stakes Decision-Making in Health Care
Special Event | February 1 | 12-2 p.m. | 150 University Hall
Lecture | February 1 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall
Hélène Yèche, University of Poitiers
Institute of European Studies, Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES), Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, GHI West, The Pacific Regional Office of the German Historical Institute Washington DC
Hélène Yèche will introduce the audience to the case study of the Sorbs, a Slavic minority living in todays Germany. The Sorbian community of Lusatia recently developed a few important ways of preserving identity and culture in the context of globalization through language revitalization. Sorbian identity challenge is part of a global minority revival trend, which is not only taking place in... More >
Workshop | February 1 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 2101, Bioscience Library Training Room
Becky Miller, Bioscience and Natural Resources Library
Mendeley is a reference manager that enables you to organize, read, share, annotate, and cite your research papers. It is also an academic discovery and collaboration tool.
This hands-on workshop will give beginning Mendeley users practice importing citations and creating bibliographies. Experienced users should bring their Mendeley questions!
Lecture | February 1 | 12-1:15 p.m. | 2515 Tolman Hall
Professor Mintrop will discuss his new book, Design-Based School Improvement: A Practical Guide for Education Leaders, which explores how the need for more robust links between research and practice is at the heart of the effort to enact and scale up successful school reforms. One promising approach is "design development," a methodology widely used in other... More >
Seminar | February 1 | 12-1 p.m. | 132 Mulford Hall
Carolyn Merchant shares her lecture, "The Anthropocene: The Age of Humanity".
Refreshments will be served at 11:30 am in 139 Mulford.
This event is open to the public.
Reading - Literary | February 1 | 12:10-12:50 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Library
A poetry reading by TC Tolbert.
Seminar | February 1 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall
Speaker: Markus Pelger, Stanford
This papers deals with the approximation of latent statistical factors with sparse and easy-to-interpret proximate factors. Latent factors in a large-dimensional factor model can be estimated by principal component analysis, but are usually hard to interpret. By shrinking the factor weights, we obtain proximate factors that are easier to interpret. We show that proximate factors consisting of... More >
Seminar | February 1 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building
Michael Harvey, University of Michigan
Lecture | February 1 | 12:45-2 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, Room 110
Jeff Deutch, Syrian Archive; Niko Para, Syrian Archive
Human Rights Center, Boalt Hall Committee for Human Rights, Middle Eastern Law Students Assc.
Jeff Deutch and Niko Para of the Syrian Archive based in Berlin will discuss the vital work of documenting war crimes and human rights abuses in the age of open source evidence and social media and the critical role of individuals and NGOs. Lunch will be served; pls RSVP at link below.
Conference/Symposium | February 1 | 1-5 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, 310 Banatao Auditorium
Christie Hale, PhD Student, UC Berkeley, GeoSystems, Civil and Environmental En
Michael Gardner, PhD Student, UC Berkeley; Amr Ewais, Researcher, UC Berkeley, GeoSystems, Civil and Environmental En; Estefan Garcia, PhD Student, UC Berkeley, GeoSystems, Civil and Environmental En; Nella Pierre Louis Desruisseaux, PhD Student, UC Berkeley, GeoSystems, Civil and Environmental En; James Fern, Researcher, UC Berkeley, GeoSystems, Civil and Environmental Engineering Department
On behalf of the graduate students of the UC Berkeley GeoSystems program, we are pleased to announce our first annual Geotechnical Engineering Research Symposium. This event is an opportunity for current PhD students and Research Associates to share their research with the geotechnical engineering industry. There will be short oral presentations as well as time for one-on-one interactions via a... More >
$ 25 General Admission, $ 0 Full Time Students, $ 0 Faculty
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 firstname.lastname@example.org... More >
Course | January 16 – May 3, 2018 every Tuesday & Thursday | 2-3:30 p.m. | 102 Wurster Hall
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.
Social Event | February 1 | 2-3:30 p.m. | International House, Front Steps
Join Berkeley International Office (BIO) advisers on this easy hike to enjoy the breathtaking view of the bay! Bring a camera to capture the moment and don't forget to wear comfortable closed-toe shoes. The hike takes 1-1.5 hours. Meet at I-House front entrance on the steps. Bring water.
Seminar | February 1 | 2-3 p.m. | Soda Hall, 430-438 Wozniak Lounge
Dr. Scott Baden, Leader, Computer Languages and System Software Group, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
I will describe custom source-to-source translators targeting different
performance programming problems arising in large scale computation.
I will conclude the talk with earlier work on run times, that led to the
research in domain specific translation.
Colloquium | February 1 | 3-4:30 p.m. | 3401 Dwinelle Hall
Sumiyoshi Tomohiko, Keiō Univeristy
Books printed in Japanese Zen monasteries during the medieval period are known as Gozan-ban or Five Mountains editions. Originally, Gozan-ban were printed for the self-education of Gozan monks who were expected to imitate the latest Chinese scholarship and act out another culture in Japan. At this time, in the 13th to 14th centuries, Chinese Zen masters visited Japan very often, while Japanese... More >
Social Event | February 1 | 3:30-5:30 p.m. | Alumni House
Join fellow Cal basketball fans at Alumni House before your Golden Bears take on the Ducks in this exciting Pac-12 match-up. This Hoops Party includes dinner by Armadillo Willy's, drinks, remarks from Assistant Basketball Coach Tim O'Toole, Women's Swim Coach Teri McKeever and performances by Cal Band and Cal Spirit Groups.
Hoops Party Details
Date: Thursday, February 1
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Colloquium | February 1 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library
Andre Schmid, University of Toronto
Laura Nelson, UC Berkeley
How was proper consumption conceived in the newly emergent socialist order of North Korea? Despite the desire of the Party-state to represent a population united around the Kim family and the (not unrelated) tendency of foreign observers to see North Korea as an extreme case of totalitarianism, there was in fact no straightforward answer to this question in the early postwar years.
Colloquium | February 1 | 4-6 p.m. | Morgan Hall, Morgan Lounge
Join the discussion organized by the Nicaragua Center for Community Action, SOCLA-North America, and the Task Force on the Americas to welcome the Asociación de Trabajadores del Campo (ATC) and voices from Via Campesina in a conversation on food sovereignty and agroecology!
On this tour, the ATCs Marlen Sanchez and Dionys Melgara will be speaking and exchanging on the importance of La Via... More >
Colloquium | February 1 | 4-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall
Shelly Harvey, Rice University
A group is called large if it has a finite index subgroup which surjects onto a non-abelian free group. By work of Agol and Cooper-Long-Reid, most 3-manifold groups are large; in particular, the fundamental groups of hyperbolic 3-manifolds are large. In previous work, the first author gave examples of closed, hyperbolic 3-manifolds with arbitrarily large first homology rank but whose fundamental... More >
The Future Of Cybersecurity And Trends In Technological Risk: Implications For US Foreign Policy And Politics
Lecture | February 1 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall
Jonathan Reiber, Senior Fellow, Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity, UC Berkeley
Jonathan Reiber is Senior Advisor at Technology for Global Security, a think-do tank based in Palo Alto, California, and a Visiting Scholar at UC Berkeley's Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity, where he previously held a two-year writing and research senior fellowship from 2015-2017. Jonathan is currently at work on a Smith Richardson Foundation funded study exploring the nature of public-private... More >
Lecture | February 1 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conference Room) | Note change in date
Maya Tudor, Associate Professor of Government and Public Policy, Blavatnik School of Government Fellow, St. Hilda's College, Oxford University
Munis Faruqui, Director, Institute for South Asia Studies; Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies; Associate Professor, South & South East Asian Studies
Dr. Maya Tudor, Associate Professor of Government and Public Policy, Blavatnik School of Government Fellow, St. Hilda's College, Oxford University
Lecture | February 1 | 5:30-8:30 p.m. | David Brower Center
2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704
Wildlife photojournalist and National Geographic fellow Joe Riis, who has documented the migrations of pronghorn, mule deer, and elk in Wyoming for more than a decade, will give a multimedia presentation and book signing of his new book, Yellowstone Migrations. A reception begins at 5:30 pm with the program at 6:30 pm.
Riis will be joined by ecologist & UC Berkeley Professor Arthur Middleton,... More >
Sport - Intercollegiate - Basketball | February 1 | 6 p.m. | Haas Pavilion
Cal Men's Basketball hosts Oregon in conference action at Haas Pavilion.
Miscellaneous | February 1 | 6-8 p.m. | Career Center (2440 Bancroft Way)
CAA has teamed up with the UC Berkeley Career Center to help students make connections and gain clarity in their career pursuits.
For each of these casual networking events, we are seeking a diverse group of alumni to showcase a variety of careers. The events require no prepsimply chat with interested students, share your path from Cal to career, and offer advice to those who hope to follow... More >
Film - Feature | February 1 | 6-7 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall
Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Arab Film Festival
Director: Mahdi Fleifel
Country: Lebanon, Palestine 2016
30 mins - Color
Reda is 26 years old. His dreams of escaping the Palestinian refugee camp Ain El-Hilweh in Lebanon ended in failure after three years trapped in Greece. He returned with a drug addiction to life in a camp torn apart by internal strife and the encroachment of war from Syria. Against all... More >
Lecture | February 1 | 6-7:30 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden
The current system for growing cannabis has caused significant environmental degradation due to pollutants, heavy water use, clear cutting natural areas, and other man-made impacts. What are the current environmental issues, and how can they be addressed as cannabis production scales.
$30 / $25 UCBG Members / $15 Current students
Meeting | February 1 | 6-8 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, Booth Auditorium, Room 175
Thursday, February 1, 2018
6pm to 8pm
Berkeley Law Booth Auditorium, Room 175
Please join fellow faculty, students, staff, and alumni for a Town Hall meeting on the Use of the Boalt Name.
The October survey yielded over 1,000 responses. Three survey respondents will advocate for the dominant positions on name usage, followed by an open community discussion.
Information Session | February 1 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)
Meet engineers and recruiters from Xilinx, the company behind many of the hardware and software chip developments that are making deep learning more powerful and possible!
Make sure to bring a paper resume if you would like to be considered for intern or full time positions!
Thai food will be served!
Jim Hwang, Principal Engineer
Jayashree Rangarajan, Senior Director,... More >
Reading - Literary | February 1 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, 315, Maude Fife
The Holloway Series in Poetry invites you to a reading with Mónica de la Torre and Lo Ferris. Mónica de la Torre is the author of six books of poetry, most recently The Happy End/All Welcome (Ugly Duckling Presse). Born and raised in Mexico City, she translates poetry, writes about art, and is a contributing editor to BOMB Magazine. Publications include The Third Rail, Triple Canopy, Harper's, ... More >
Film - Feature | February 1 | 7:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Exploring the strange symbiosis between a speechless actress (Liv Ullmann) and her nurse companion (Bibi Andersson), this is Bergman at his most brilliant (Time Out).
Exhibits and Ongoing Events
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 - 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 - Multimedia | January 22 – May 15, 2018 every day | 210 Wurster Hall
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.
Exhibit - Multimedia | January 29 – February 9, 2018 every day | 121 Wurster Hall
ON VIEW: JAN 29-FEB 9, MON-FRI 10am-5pm. The 2017 Branner & Stump Fellows Exhibition surveys the experiences and findings of recent fellowship recipients after their international travels. Free and open to the public!
Exhibit - Multimedia | January 17 – May 6, 2018 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 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 regions geographic, social, and cultural landscape.
The exhibition takes a nonlinear... More >
Exhibit - Multimedia | January 31 – April 22, 2018 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Theresa Hak Kyung Cha: Avant Dictee offers viewers an opportunity to experience the work of this prolific artist in a new way, through her best-known work, the artists book Dictee. Placing the book as a point of entry into her wider creative production, the exhibition explores resonances between Dictees ten thematic sections (nine of them named for the Greek muses) and artworks drawn from the... More >
Exhibit - Photography | January 3 – February 1, 2018 every day | Faculty Club
Horizontals: Rusted." Sally Macks 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 >
Exhibit - Multimedia | January 17 – February 2, 2018 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 108 Wurster Hall
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!
Exhibit - Artifacts | January 23 – June 29, 2018 every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)
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)
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 >
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 >
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)
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 >
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)
A selection from the over fifty manuscripts collected by The Magnes in Cairo, Egypt, during an expedition led by the museums 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 >