Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Special Event | February 27 | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. | City of Santa Clarita: Activities Center
20880 Centre Pointe Pkwy, Santa Clarita, CA 91350
Dave Royer, TE, CE, Consulting Traffic and Highway Engineer, Retired Principal Engineer, LADOT
Traffic Control for Safe Work Zones is designed to keep the workers and public safe during road construction and maintenance, utility work, landscaping and railway maintenance work along roadways in California. This training course is compliant with the California Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (CAMUTCD), Cal-OSHA Sections 1598 & 1599, and California Vehicle Code Section 21400; it also... More >
$150.00 Standard Fee
Special Event | February 27 – March 1, 2018 every day | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. | Holiday Inn, Rancho Cordova
11269 Point East Drive, Rancho Cordova, CA 95742
James Signore, PhD, PE, Associate, NCE; Irwin Guada, Laboratory and Field Operations Manager, UC Pavement Research Center - Berkeley; Frank Farshidi, PhD, Project Manager, City of San Jose
This three-day course is aimed at covering the full range of topics related to asphalt concrete pavements from materials and mix design to construction, maintenance, and rehabilitation. Asphalt concrete pavements are a vital part of an agency's assets and constitute about 90% of the local streets in California. The numerous topics in this class will be presented in sufficient detail to assist the... More >
$475.00 CA Public Agency, $950.00 Standard Fee
Seminar | February 27 | 9-9:30 a.m. | Barrows Hall, Radio broadcast, ON-AIR ONLY, 90.7 FM
Kaitlyn Gaynor, PhD Candidate, Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management; Erik Sathe, PhD Candidate, Department of Integrative Biology
Kaitlyn Gaynor speaks on The Graduates about her work observing large mammals in Mendocino County, Kenya, and Mozambique. Kaitlyn studies interactions between humans and nature.
Meeting | October 31, 2017 – May 15, 2018 every Tuesday with exceptions | 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Berkeley Youth Alternatives (BYA)
Have fun and meet other families in West and South Berkeley.
For Children ages 05 and their caregivers.
Free, drop-in, snacks, circle time, arts and crafts and science activities.
Seminar | February 27 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall
This talk will describe the total synthesis of neurologically active terpenoid natural products using novel strategies and methodologies for step-efficient syntheses. Methodological developments in the area of allyl-palladium catalysis will be described in detail that have allowed for alpha,beta-dehydrogenation of a variety of carbonyl compounds. Unique strategies and key retrosynthetic... More >
Seminar | February 27 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 542 Davis Hall
While major advances have been made in seismic design, there still exists a large disconnect between the performance level that buildings are designed to achieve and the performance level required for community resiliency. Although current building codes limit fatalities in new construction, they do little to limit socioeconomic losses.
Panel Discussion | February 27 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 820 Barrows Hall
Karen Barkey, Haas Distinguished Chair of Religious Diversity, University of California, Berkeley; Liora Israël, Senior Researcher in Sociology, School of Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences (EHESS)
Thomas W. Laqueur, Helen Fawcett Professor of History, University of California, Berkeley; Kim Lane Scheppele, Laurance S. Rockefeller Professor of Sociology and International Affairs, Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University
Scholars working around the world often come under threat of persecution or harassment, whether from oppressive governments or other sources. This panel will address different types of threats facing scholars around the world, as well as as solutions that have been developed by governments, academic institutions, and non-governmental organizations.
Lecture | February 27 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall
Matthew Specter, Institute of European Studies
International relations has recently enjoyed a historical turn, in which the intellectual biographies of major figures like E.H. Carr and Hans Morgenthau, as well as the origins of central concepts like internationalism and realism have been reconstructed. Figures from Henry Kissinger to Barack Obama have claimed the mantle of realist, but the figure who gave its most distinctive modern... More >
Seminar | February 27 | 12-1 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, Academic Innovation Studio, 117 Dwinelle Hall (Level D)
The University of California, in all of its departments, has been open to students of all types and backgrounds since it opened. More than 10 percent of graduates of UC's medical schools were women almost every year after the 1890s, and the proportion of female undergraduates at UC campuses has historically been much higher than that of most private universities in California. Evidence of ethnic... More >
Meeting | February 20, 2018 – January 5, 2021 every Tuesday | 12:15-1 p.m. | 3110 Tang Center, University Health Services
The Mindfulness Meditation Group meets every Tuesday at 12:15-1:00 pm at 3110 Tang Center on campus. All campus-affiliated people are welcome to join us on a drop-in basis, no registration or meditation experience necessary. We start with a short reading on meditation practice, followed by 30 minutes of silent sitting, and end with a brief discussion period.
Lecture | February 27 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall
Neyran Turan, College of Environmental Design
In light of our current political crisis around climate change, what can architecture and design contribute toward a new planetary imaginary of our contemporary environment? If climate change is a crisis of imagination, as literary historian Amitav Ghosh states, or a profound mutation in our relation to the world, as put by Bruno Latour, can design imagination provide any insights in this dilemma... More >
Seminar | February 27 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall
Colloquium | February 27 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall
The Arab Spring began and ended with Tunisia. In a region beset by brutal repression, humanitarian disasters, and civil war, Tunisia's Jasmine Revolution alone gave way to a peaceful transition to a functioning democracy. Within four short years, Tunisians passed a progressive constitution, held fair parliamentary elections, and ushered in the country's first-ever democratically elected... More >
Colloquium | February 27 | 12:40-2 p.m. | 104 Genetics & Plant Biology Building
Adrian Aguilera, Assistant Professor, University of California, Berkeley
Dr. Aguilera will discuss his research developing and testing an automated text messaging intervention as an adjunct to treatment in a public sector integrated behavioral healthcare clinic. He will detail findings from a clinical trial and discuss how data can be utilized to improve monitoring of depression and detection of key intervention points. Key findings are that 1) automated texting... More >
Seminar | February 27 | 12:40-2 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall
Ian Agol, UC Berkeley
We'll continue discussion Kronheimer-Mrowka's instanton homology of webs and a version with twisted coefficients.
Seminar 218, Psychology and Economics: "Coming apart? Cultural distances in the United States over time"
Seminar | February 27 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall
Emir Kamenica, University of Chicago Booth School of Business
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.
Seminar | February 27 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall
Vincenzo Quadrini, USC Marshall
Information Session | February 27 | 3-4 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall
Earn academic credit while gaining practical internship experience domestically or abroad. Learn more about UC Berkeley Global Internships at this event and see how your summer can transform you!
Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: Divisors on matroids and their volumes
Seminar | February 27 | 3:45-5 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall
Christopher Eur, UC Berkeley
The classical volume polynomial in algebraic geometry measures the volumes of ample (and nef) divisors on a smooth projective variety. We introduce an analogous volume polynomial for matroids, and give a complete combinatorial formula. For a realizable matroid, we thus obtain an explicit formula for the classical volume polynomial of the associated wonderful compactification. We then define an... More >
A Journey of Pain, Purpose, and Perseverance: A special seminar in memory of Shakir Cannon, sickle cell patient advocate and leading voice in discussions on CRISPR Genome Editing, Precision Medicine, and Social Justice.
Seminar | February 27 | 4-5 p.m. | 115 Energy Biosciences Building
Michael Friend, Co-founder, Minority Coalition for Precision Medicine, Health Ministries Network
Despite being the first molecular disease ever discovered, and despite being the most common genetic disease in the US, sickle cell disease (SCD), a disease that predominantly affects people from African descent, is still a truly devastating disease with no universal cure. Long under- and unequally-served by the medical and research communities, SCD is getting renewed attention as CRISPR... More >
Lecture | February 27 | 4-5 p.m. | 190 Doe Library
Spatial data collection, analysis and visualization has changed dramatically in the last decade. We now have, for example, high spatial and temporal resolution imagery, integrated smart phones as data collectors, and cloud-based analytical platforms to work with. Collectively, these developments make up our 21st century mapping toolkit that is in increasing demand to address contemporary... More >
Information Session | February 27 | 4-5 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall
Learn more about this unique fall semester opportunity designed for rising sophomores to gain a global perspective, fulfill major & degree requirements, and obtain professional experience through an internship in London.
Seminar | February 27 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall | Canceled
One of the most challenging problems in biochemistry involves understanding how proteins fold. After more than 50 years of work, experimental characterization of protein folding usually leads to results which are described as a cooperative, two phase, transition between the folded and unfolded states i.e., the protein appears to melt. Here we present new data from an IMS-MS analysis of simple... More >
Seminar | February 27 | 4-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, HP Auditorium, 306 Soda Hall
Boubacar Kante, Assistant Professor, University of California, San Diego
In this talk, I will discuss how geometrical and topological approaches to the control of light-matter interaction enable the construction of novel photonic devices with unique and enhanced functionalities.
Seminar | February 27 | 4-5 p.m. | 220 Jacobs Hall
Paula Te, an interaction designer who is driven to make technology accessible in the widest possible sense, will speak at Jacobs Hall.
Lecture | February 27 | 5-7 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall
Rosalind Morris, Professor of Anthropology, Columbia University
A conversation with Rosalind Morris about her new book, The Returns of Fetishism: Charles de Brosses and the Afterlives of an Idea.
Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: The excess intersection formula
Seminar | February 27 | 5-6 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall
Ritvik Ramkumar, UC Berkeley
We will give examples of situations where intersections do not have the expected codimension. We will describe the excess intersection formula which allows us to compute the portion of the intersection that has the expected codimension. Time permitting, we will compute the Chow ring of a blowups along smooth subschemes.
Lecture | February 27 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall
Seloua Luste-Boulbina, Researcher in the Department of Political and Social Change, Denis Diderot University
The colony operates with a double standard. Women are both largely excluded from schooling and supposed to be protected by their male fellow citizens. Everything then happens as if, according to the old despotic saying, colonial politics were benevolent toward them: they must be protected from their own. But how? And in what sense?
How I Became a Quant: A Panel Discussion and Q&A Session on Career Paths in Finance/Data Science/Fintech
Panel Discussion | February 27 | 5-7 p.m. | Haas School of Business, Spieker Forum, Chou Hall (N640)
Rajat Agarwal, Senior Director - Investor Group, Capital Markets, LendingClub
Andrew Alden, Head of Quantitative Research, WeatherStorm Capital
Ben Gum, Director of Portfolio Optimization and Risk Modeling, AXA Rosenberg; Ariel Pavlicevich, Portfolio Manager, Walleye Trading; Emmanuel Vallod, Head of Research, Mortgage & Securitized Credit, Systematic Fixed-Income, BlackRock
Practitioners at top firms will share their experiences, how to prepare for a career in finance and data science, and trends emerging in the field. Networking and Q&A will follow. If you are interested in a career in finance or data science, don't miss this opportunity!
RSVP online by February 27.
Magic Spells: A Research Workshop on Hebrew Amulets: With Magnes curators Shir Gal Kochavi, Zoe Lewin, and Francesco Spagnolo
Lecture | February 27 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way) | Canceled
Join Magnes curators in discovering the elaborate texts and imagery, magic formulas, and kabbalistic sources in Hebrew amulets.
Worn on ones person or placed in homes, Jewish amulets are used at moments of vulnerability and transition, like childbirth, marriage, or illness. They feature texts including biblical verses, Psalms, divine names, and invocations of powerful figures like angels, and... More >
Colloquium | February 27 | 6-7 p.m. | 125 Morrison Hall
The Berkeley Forum
Craig Newmark is a Web pioneer, philanthropist, and a leading advocate on behalf of trustworthy journalism, veterans and military families, and other civic and social justice causes. His post-craigslist endeavors continue to exemplify how entrepreneurship and philanthropy go hand-in-hand. Join us on Tuesday, February 27 for a conversation with one of the most successful Internet entrepreneurs... More >
Information Session | February 27 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)
This is your chance to discover what everyday life at Oracle is like. Well also talk about Database In-Memory, an Oracle product that provides a unique, dual-format architecture and leverages state-of-the-art algorithms for scans, joins, and aggregations to deliver leading-edge, in-memory analytic performance for Real Time Enterprises. See you there!
Dinner will be served. Bring your resume... More >
Information Session | February 27 | 6:15-7 p.m. | Faculty Club, O'Neill Room
What if you could graduate with your MBA in just one year? Or earn your master of management degree in just one semester? At Mills College, you can! Join us and learn more about the exciting opportunities available to you through the Mills College Fast Track Business Programs for UC Berkeley students. At this information session, Mills College admissions counselors will discuss the graduate... 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 | 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 – 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!
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 >
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.