Monday, February 26, 2018
Deadline | February 26 | -5 p.m. | 102 Sproul Hall
Brian Gialketsis, The Green Initiative Fund (TGIF)
Workshop | February 26 | 8:30 a.m. | Contra Costa County Office of Education
77 Santa Barbara Road, Pleasant Hill, CA, CA 94523
The UC Berkeley History-Social Science Project (UCBHSSP) will introduce participants to the new History-Social Science framework, which was adopted in July 2016. A central aspect of both efforts is to support teaches in developing inquiry-driven courses that integrate the H-SS Standards (content and historical analysis) and Common Core Standards for Literacy in History while integrating ELD... More >
Seminar | February 26 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | Energy Biosciences Building, First Floor Conference Room
Yangnan Gu, Tsinghua University
The Gu lab uses a combined molecular, cellular, genetic, biochemical, biostatistical and bioinformatic approach to study the intriguing mechanism behind host-pathogen interactions. They focus on the role of targeted membrane trafficking and coordinated nucleocytoplasmic transport in activation, regulation and termination of the innate immunity. They are also interested in the immune regulatory... More >
Seminar | February 26 | 12-1 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall
Olya Mandelshtam, Brown University
The two-species asymmetric simple exclusion process (2-ASEP) on a ring is a Markov chain on Zn/Z with each site either vacant or occupied by one of two classes of particles, and whose dynamics are dictated by parameter q: particles can hop right at rate 1 or left at rate q. At q=0, the stationary probabilities of the states of the 2-ASEP can be described by multiline queues of Ferarri and Martin.... More >
Seminar | February 26 | 12-1 p.m. | 489 Minor Hall
Shalin Mehta, PhD, Platform Leader, Advanced Optical Microscopy, Chan Zuckerberg Biohub
Abstract: Nanoscale alignment of molecules, or molecular order, underpins the directed functions of cells. Cells have the fascinating capacity of creating and sustaining molecular order at the expense of chemical energy, as illustrated by the planar organization of the lipid membrane and the three-dimensional organization of chromatin, cytoskeleton, and extracellular matrix. The molecular order... More >
Colloquium | February 26 | 12:10-1:20 p.m. | 3105 Tolman Hall
Frances Nkara, Psychology Department
Religious believers perceived relationships with deities likely promote the pervasiveness of theistic religions, especially if these relationships engender or promise attachment-related felt security. Specific expectations and behavior within these perceived relationships might be derived from individual differences in implicit, internal working models or states of mind regarding attachment... More >
Colloquium | February 26 | 12:10-1:20 p.m. | 3105 Tolman Hall
Pehr Granqvist, Visiting scholar from Stockholm University
I will outline a book on the attachment-religion connection that I am currently composing as a visiting scholar. The book has been contracted with Guilford and has Dist. Prof. Em. Phillip R. Shaver from UC Davis as editor. I will focus the talk on four reasons for choosing A Wider View as subtitle. First, I argue that Bowlby restricted attachment theory unnecessarily by insisting that... More >
Lecture | February 26 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall
Mahmood Monshipouri, San Francisco State University
The post-Khomeini era has profoundly changed the socio-political landscape of Iran. Since 1989, the internal dynamics of change in Iran, rooted in a panoply of socioeconomic, cultural, institutional, demographic, and behavioral factors, have led to a noticeable transition in both societal and governmental structures of power, as well as the way in which many Iranians have come to deal with the... More >
Seminar | February 26 | 1-2 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430 Soda Hall)
Simone Angela Winkler, Staff Research Associate, Stanford University
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) has emerged as one of the most powerful and informative diagnostic tools in modern medicine. While most clinical MR studies use magnetic field strengths of 1.5T or 3T, leading research is pushing these magnetic field strengths to 7T and beyond.
Seminar | February 26 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 000 Evans Hall
Seminar | February 26 | 2-4 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall
Srivatsav Kunnawalkam Elayavalli, UC Berkeley
In a paper of 2014, Cyril Houdayer proved that any diffuse amenable von Neumann algebra can be concretely realized as a maximal amenable subalgebra with expectation inside a full nonamenable III1 factor. Only a year later, Narutaka Ozawa produced a very short proof of this realization (under less general circumstances). In this talk, we shall visit Ozawa's proof.
Lecture | February 26 | 2-4 p.m. | 820 Barrows Hall
Please join us on February 26 for "Autocratic Legalism," a presentation by Kim Lane Scheppele of Princeton University, with discussions by Dylan Riley and Jason Wittenberg. This event is presented as part of the UC Berkeley Department of Sociology's Departmental Colloquium Series.
Panel Discussion | February 26 | 3-5 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, B-4 (Classroom side)
David Kyeu, Lecturer, African American Studies; Margot Szarke, Lecturer, French; Lihua Zhang, Lecturer, East Asian Languages & Cultures
Berkeley Language Center
Media in Swahili Teaching: Hegemonic Tendencies of the Internet
David Kyeu, Lecturer, African American Studies
Using examples from Swahili, this paper will show how the internet is slowly taking over to be the most popular form of media that instructors of Swahili are using for teaching Swahili.
Critical Thinking, Comprehension and Creativity: Multimedia in the L2 classroom
Margot Szarke,... More >
Seminar | February 26 | 3-4 p.m. | 433 Latimer Hall
This hands-on workshop will give students a taste of modern scientific computing in python using the Jupyter Notebook environment. Jupyter notebooks are executable documents that interleave narrative (rich text, math equations, figures, links) with code.
Arithmetic Geometry and Number Theory RTG Seminar: Towards the global Gross-Prasad conjecture for orthogonal groups
Seminar | February 26 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall
Rahul Krishna, Northwestern University
Seminar Format: The seminar consists of two 50-minute talks, a pre-talk (3:10-4:00) and an advanced talk (4:10-5:00), with a 10-minute break (4:00-4:10) between them. The advanced talk is a regular formal presentation about recent research results to general audiences in arithmetic geometry and number theory; the pre-talk (3:10-4:00) is to introduce some prerequisites or background for the... More >
Seminar | February 26 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 3108 Etcheverry Hall
Barna Saha, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Abstract: One of the greatest successes of computational complexity theory is the classification of countless fundamental computational problems into polynomial-time and NP-hard ones, two classes that are often referred to as tractable and intractable, respectively. However, this crude distinction of algorithmic efficiency is clearly insufficient when handling today's large scale of data. We need... More >
Seminar | February 26 | 4-5 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center
Laurentius Huber, Postdoc Fellow at Section on Functional Imaging Methods, NIMH, NIH
Layer-dependent fMRI allows measurements of information flow in cortical circuits, as afferent and efferent connections terminate in different cortical layers.
However, conventional high-resolution fMRI is challenged by its reactively high noise level and limited localization specificity of large draining veins.
In this presentation, I will discuss some recent methodological advancements of... More >
Seminar | February 26 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall
David P. Williamson, Operations Research and Information Engineering, Cornell University
In this talk, I will look at a classical problem from graph theory of finding a large cut in a graph. Well start with a 1967 result of Erdős that showed that picking a random partition of the graph finds a cut that is at least half the largest possible cut. Well then describe a result due to Goemans and myself from 1995 that shows that by representing the graph as a set of vectors, one per... More >
Seminar | February 26 | 4-5 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building
Kevin Rowe, Museums Victoria
Colloquium | February 26 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 2515 Tolman Hall
Maria Alessandra Mariotti, Università di Siena, Italy
The potential of artifacts for learning have been extensively studied, with a main focus on their possible use by students and the subsequent benefits for them. However, there has been the tendency to underestimate the complexity of exploiting this potential, and specifically the complexity of the teachers role orchestrating the teaching and learning process. Following Vygotskys seminal idea of... More >
Rty Year Perspective on Medical Robotics: Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow: Russ Taylor, Johns Hopkins University
Conference/Symposium | February 26 | 4-5 p.m. | 250 Sutardja Dai Hall
Russ Taylor, Russ Taylor,
This talk will discuss insights gathered over nearly thirty years of research on medical robotics and computer-integrated interventional medicine (CIIM), both at IBM and at Johns Hopkins University. The goal of this research has been the creation of a three-way partnership between physicians, technology, and information to improve treatment processes. CIIM systems combine innovative algorithms,... More >
Seminar | February 26 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall
Dr. Mingfu Shao, Department of Computational Biology, Carnegie Mellon University: Efficient algorithms for large-scale transcriptomics and genomics
Seminar | February 26 | 4-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, HP Auditorium 306
I will present modeling and algorithmic designs for two challenging problems in biology and argue that efficient computational methods enable significant advances in our understanding of cell machinery and genome evolution. The first problem is the assembly of full-length transcripts -- the collection of expressed gene products in cells -- from noisy and highly... More >
Special Event | February 26 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 470 Stephens Hall
AngÃle Christin documents a gap between the intended and actual effects of algorithms in two professions.
Transcending Institutions: A Medieval Way to Individual Freedom.: A talk by Gert Melville, Feb. 26th 2018
Lecture | February 26 | 5 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall
Gert Melville, Technische Universität Dresden
"Transcending Institutions: A Medieval Way to Individual Freedom."
Gert Melville, Senior Professor of Medieval History and Director of the Research Centre for the Comparative History of Religious Orders at the Technische Universität Dresden.
26 February 2018
5:00 pm in 3335 Dwinelle
Lecture | February 26 | 5-7 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall
Gert Melville, Senior Professor of Medieval History and Director of the Research Centre for the Comparative History of Religious Orders, Technische Universität Dresden
Film - Documentary | February 26 | 5 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium | Tickets sold out
Anthony Lucero, Director; Tomoharu Nakamura, Chef
Join us for a screening of the a film East Side Sushi, followed by a Q&A with the Director Anthony Lucero and
Chef Tomoharu Nakamura of Wako Japanese Restaurant.
East Side Sushi introduces us to Juana, a working-class Latina single mother who strives to become a sushi chef.
Years of working in the food industry have made Juanas hands fastvery fast. She can... More >
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Lecture | February 26 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 300 Wheeler Hall
Department of English, Katharine Bixby Hotchkis Chair
What happened before the big bang and other big questions about the universe: 2018 Oppenheimer Lecture
Lecture | February 26 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium
Michael S. Turner, Professor, Director, University of Chicago, Kavli Institute for Cosmological Physics
Big ideas like the deep connections between quarks and the cosmos and powerful instruments like the Hubble Space Telescope and Large Hadron Collider have advanced our understanding of the universe. We can now trace its history from the big-bang beginning 13.8 billion years ago through an early state of quantum fluctuations to a soup of quarks and other particles, from the formation of nuclei and... More >
Speak Swahili with your fellow Swahili students and enthusiasts over a drink at Jupiter (check for location updates). This is an informal gathering to connect with other Swahili speakers on campus and in Berkeley. Each person will support their own beverage purchases (water, soda, coffee, tea, beer, etc.), but we will provide the good company! And of course, Swahili speaking only! All skill and... More >
Reception | February 26 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Tsakopoulos Library Galleria
Join us at a lively reception for University of California advocates, alumni and friends as we celebrate UCs 150th anniversary.
Information Session: Berkeley Social Welfare Post-Master's Pupil Personnel Services Credential (PPSC) Program
Information Session | February 26 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Haviland Hall, Room 2
A Post-MSW PPSC Program is also offered for certain qualified school social work credential seekers who did not complete a school social work program as part of their regular MSW degree.
This information session will address the application requirements, program structure, and offer an opportunity for applicants to ask questions.
Lecture | February 26 | 6-7:30 p.m. | 120 Kroeber Hall
Neha Choksi, Performance Artist/Sculptor
Asma Kazmi, Assistant Professor, Department of Practice of Art, UC Berkeley
A public lecture by Performance Artist/Sculptor Neha Choksi.
Workshop | February 26 | 6-8 p.m. | 174 Barrows Hall
Sine Hwang Jensen, librarian, Ethnic Studies Library
In this workshop, we will explore library resources that can support you in your research like article databases, how to access archives, and more. We will also explore concepts around research justice and questions of knowledge production and power.
UROC DeCal Demystifying the Research Process: Decolonizing Methods in Academic Research (Hosted by UROC: Undergraduate Researchers of Color)
Istifaa Ahmed, UROOC
Ethnic Studies 98/198
Class Time: Mondays, 6pm-8pm, 1/22/18 - 4/30/18
Course Control Number (CCN): 24251
Units: 1-3 units
Student Instructor: Istifaa Ahmed
Welcome to our student-led organization and DeCal, Underrepresented Researchers of Color (UROC) Demystifying the Research Process: Decolonizing Methods in Academic Research! We seek to build a community of researchers of color... More >
Lecture | February 26 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Beka Economopoulos, Co-founder and Director, The Natural History Museum; Dan Kammen, Professor, Energy & Chair Energy and Resources Group
In a post-truth era, the role of trusted institutions of science is more important than ever. Drawing on recent initiatives organized by The Natural History Museum, a mobile and pop-up museum founded by the activist art collective Not An Alternative, this talk will explore how The Natural History Museum leverages the symbolic and infrastructural power of science museums to transform them into... More >
Exhibits and Ongoing Events
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 - 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
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.
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 >
ON VIEW: FEB 22-APR 20, MON-FRI 10am-5pm. Recent designs of the internationally recognized 2018 Berkeley-Rupp Architecture Professor will be featured, ranging from cultural centers to educational institutions to urban landscapes. Open to the public!
Exhibit - Multimedia | February 21 – March 8, 2018 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday | 12-5 p.m. | Kroeber Hall, Worth Ryder Art Gallery, 116 Kroeber Hall
Generation features 81 UC Berkeley alumni artists whose work addresses practically or poetically the extraordinary moment in which we find ourselves. The Art Alumni Group represents people of different generations, times, and experiences, with a broad range of relationships to history. But we create work in the present, a present where we clearly need to generate something new.