<< Tuesday, February 27, 2018 >>

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Asphalt Pavement Materials, Design, Construction, and Maintenance

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

 Technology Transfer Program

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

  Register online or by calling 510-643-4393, or by emailing registrar-techtransfer@berkeley.edu

Traffic Control for Safer Work Zones

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

 Tech Transfer Program

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

  Register online

Human- Nature Interactions

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

 KALX 90.7 FM

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.

Science and Literacy Playgroup

Meeting | October 31, 2017 – May 15, 2018 every Tuesday with exceptions | 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Youth Alternatives (BYA)

 1255 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94702

 Chancellor's Community Grant, Trybe Inc.

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.

Enhancing Seismic Performance through Protective Structural Systems

Seminar | February 27 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 542 Davis Hall

 Tracy Becker

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

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.

Total Synthesis of Neurologically Active Terpenoid Natural Products

Seminar | February 27 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Tim Newhouse, Department of Chemistry, Yale University

 College of Chemistry

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 >

Gender and Ethnic Equity at the University of California: A Historical Accounting

Seminar | February 27 | 12-1 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, Academic Innovation Studio, 117 Dwinelle Hall (Level D)

 Zachary Bleemer, Director, UC Cliometric History Project, Center for Studies in Higher Education

 Center for Studies in Higher Education

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 >

  RSVP online

Threatened Scholars: A Panel on Responses to Attacks on Academic Freedom Around the World

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

 Social Science Matrix

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.

Campanile at Dusk

Historicizing the Realist Imagination: Hans Morgenthau in the Early Cold War

Lecture | February 27 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Matthew Specter, Institute of European Studies

 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 >

Mindfulness Meditation Group

Meeting | February 20, 2018 – January 5, 2021 every Tuesday | 12:15-1 p.m. | 3110 Tang Center, University Health Services

 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.

Development Lunch: "Managers in the public sector"

Seminar | February 27 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Alessandra Fenizia

 Department of Economics

Measure for the Anthropocene: Planetary Imagination and Design

Lecture | February 27 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Neyran Turan, College of Environmental Design

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

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 >

Understanding the Tunisian Anomaly: An Inquiry into a History of Reform

Colloquium | February 27 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Safwan Masri, Executive Vice President, Columbia Global Centers and Global Development

 Center for African Studies, Center for Middle Eastern Studies

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 >

3-Manifold Seminar: Tait colorings and instanton homology (continued)

Seminar | February 27 | 12:40-2 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Ian Agol, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

We'll continue discussion Kronheimer-Mrowka's instanton homology of webs and a version with twisted coefficients.

Mobile Health Technologies to Improve Behavioral Health in Underserved Populations

Colloquium | February 27 | 12:40-2 p.m. | 104 Genetics & Plant Biology Building

 Adrian Aguilera, Assistant Professor, University of California, Berkeley

 Public Health, School of

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 >

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.

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

 Department of Economics

Seminar 237/281, Macro/International Seminar: Topic Forthcoming

Seminar | February 27 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Vincenzo Quadrini, USC Marshall

 Department of Economics

Global Internships Program Information Session

Information Session | February 27 | 3-4 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Berkeley Study Abroad

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!

Cognitive Neuroscience Colloquium: 3rd year talks

Colloquium | February 27 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

 Nick Angelides, Graduate Student, Psychology Department, UC Berkeley; Vinitha Rangarajan, Graduate Student, Psychology Department, UC Berkeley

 Department of Psychology

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

 Department of Mathematics

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 >

Berkeley Sophomore Semester - Global Studies London Info Session

Information Session | February 27 | 4-5 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Berkeley Study Abroad

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.

Functional Topological Light Sources and Devices

Seminar | February 27 | 4-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, HP Auditorium, 306 Soda Hall

 Boubacar Kante, Assistant Professor, University of California, San Diego

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

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.

IMS-MS as a means of revealing new states during the melting of proteins

Seminar | February 27 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall | Canceled

 David Clemmer, Department of Chemistry, Indiana University

 College of Chemistry

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 >

Design Field Notes: Paula Te

Seminar | February 27 | 4-5 p.m. | 220 Jacobs Hall

 Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation

Paula Te, an interaction designer who is driven to make technology accessible in the widest possible sense, will speak at Jacobs Hall.

Spatial Data Science: Mapping for Impact: Berkeley Distinguished Lectures in Data Science

Lecture | February 27 | 4-5 p.m. | 190 Doe Library

 Maggi Kelly

 Berkeley Institute for Data Science

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 >

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

 Innovative Genomics Institute

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 >

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

 Master of Financial Engineering (MFE) Program

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.

Fanon in the Algerian War: A Painful Gender Issue

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

 Department of Gender and Women's Studies, Center for Middle Eastern Studies

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?

The Afterlives of Fetishism: A Conversation

Lecture | February 27 | 5-7 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 Rosalind Morris, Professor of Anthropology, Columbia University

 The Program in Critical Theory

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

 Department of Mathematics

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.

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

 Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

Join Magnes curators in discovering the elaborate texts and imagery, magic formulas, and kabbalistic sources in Hebrew amulets.

Worn on one’s 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 >

Oracle Tech Talk and Info-Session

Information Session | February 27 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

This is your chance to discover what everyday life at Oracle is like. We’ll 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 >

Founder of craigslist Craig Newmark at the Berkeley Forum: From craigslist to Philanthropy

Colloquium | February 27 | 6-7 p.m. | 125 Morrison Hall

 Craig Newmark

 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 >


  Buy tickets online

Mills College info session: BCPA and BASE fast-tracked master's degree

Information Session | February 27 | 6:15-7 p.m. | Faculty Club, O'Neill Room

 Summer Sessions, Mills College

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

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.

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 >

¡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 >

ARCH Exhibition: Carme Pinós, 2018 Berkeley-Rupp Professor

Exhibit - Multimedia | February 22 – April 20, 2018 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday with exceptions | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | 108 Wurster Hall

 Environmental Design, College of

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)

 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 >

Generation: 2018 UC Berkeley Art Alumni Exhibition

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

 Art Practice, Department of

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.


  RSVP online.