Thursday, March 1, 2018
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 | March 1 | 12-1:30 p.m. | C325 Haas School of Business
Davide Cantoni, Munich
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 >
Seminar | March 1 | 12-1 p.m. | 132 Mulford Hall
ESPM Professor Emeritus Joe McBride shares his talk, "Here today and gone tomorrow: California street trees and climate change"
Coffee will be served at 11:30 in 139 Mulford Hall
This event is open to the public.
Reading - Literary | March 1 | 12:10-12:50 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Library
A poetry reading by Rosa Alcalá.
Seminar 217, Risk Management: The role of dynamic and static volatility interruptions: Evidence from the Korean stock markets
Seminar | March 1 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall
Speaker: Kyong Shik Eom, UC Berkeley
We conduct a comprehensive analysis on the sequential introductions of dynamic and static volatility interruption (VI) in the Korean stock markets. The Korea Exchange introduced VIs to improve price formation, and to limit damage to investors from brief periods of abnormal volatility, for individual stocks. We find that dynamic VI is effective in stabilizing markets and price discovery, while the... More >
Seminar | March 1 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building
Kateryna Makova, The Pennsylvania State University
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
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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 271, Development: joint with Seminar 251, Labor: "General Equilibrium Effects of (Improving) Public Employment Programs: Experimental Evidence from India"
Seminar | March 1 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall | Note change in date and time
Seminar | March 1 | 3-4 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, 310 - Banatao Auditorium
Adriana Schulz, Ph.D. Candidate, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
In my talk, I argue that the field of computational design is essential for the next revolution in manufacturing. To build increasingly functional, complex and integrated products, we need to create design tools that allow their users to efficiently explore high-dimensional design spaces by optimizing over a set of performance objectives that can be measured only by expensive computations.
Dr. Julia Fukuyama, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Institute: Using Phylogenetic Information to Understand the Microbiome
Seminar | March 1 | 3-4 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center
Transcription, the fundamental cellular process by which DNA is copied to RNA, is tightly regulated in healthy human development but frequently dysregulated in disease. During or shortly after transcription, regions known as introns are spliced out of the RNA to produce mature messenger RNA. Massively parallel sequencing of RNA (RNA-seq) has become a ubiquitous technology in... More >
Colloquium | March 1 | 4-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall
Monica Vazirani, UC Davis
Categorification attempts to replace sets or algebraic and geometric structures with more general categories. It has enjoyed amazing successes, such as Khovanov homology categorifying the Jones polynomial knot invariant, KLR algebras categorifying quantum groups, or Soergel bimodules categorifying Hecke algebras. Many of the algebras we see in categorification can be described diagrammatically,... More >
Colloquium | March 1 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, 220 Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union
William J. Bauer, Jr., Professor, Department of History,, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
In 1935, Concow Austin McLaine, of northern Californias Round Valley Reservation, told an oral tradition about Lizard, who saw smoke wafting up from West Mountain, now known as Lassen Peak. The people in Lizards town planned to steal fire from Eagle, who selfishly kept the fire under his wings. The people teamed up, stole the fire, and raced with it back to town. Before they reached their... More >
Lecture | March 1 | 4-6:30 p.m. | 306 Wheeler Hall
Department of English, C. 19 & Beyond British Cultural Studies Working Group
The C.19 & Beyond British Cultural Studies Working Group is pleased to invite you all to hear our guest speaker Joe Farrell present work from his forthcoming book, "Robert Louis Stevenson in Samoa," which analyzes the author's final years in Samoa and his relationship to British Colonialism.
Panel Discussion | March 1 | 4-6 p.m. | UCSC Silicon Valley Campus
Tom Siebel, C3 IoT
Please join us for our launch of the CITRIS Silicon Valley Forum 2018 while we share our innovative, cross-disciplinary research. Forums will be held the first Thursday of each month, starting March 1, to discuss emerging trends in high-impact technology from the source. Our Spring 2018 series begins with a "Fireside Chat" about AI and IoT at Industrial Scale, featuring visionary entrepreneur... More >
Register online by March 3.
Panel Discussion | March 1 | 4-6 p.m. | 2521 Channing Way (Inst. for Res. on Labor & Employment)
Jennie Brand, UCLA
The discussion will be moderated by Danny Yagan of the UC Berkeley Economics Department and Sandra Smith of IRLE. You must register to attend. Click on title above to register.
Lecture | March 1 | 4-6 p.m. | 2521 Channing Way (Inst. for Res. on Labor & Employment)
Jennie Brand, Professor of Sociology, UCLA
Danny Yagan, Professor of Economics, UC Berkeley
As the US economy improves, the unemployment rate continues to fall. But job loss has far-reaching and long-lasting consequences, and many Americans are still dealing with the economic, social, and psychological effects of layoffs. Professor Brand will explore the complex ways that the shock of job loss impacts workers career achievement, economic outcomes, and wellbeing, and how these effects... More >
Workshop | March 1 | 4-5 p.m. | Online Webinar
If you are graduating soon and have questions about applying for F-1 employment eligibility after you graduate, then sign up for this ONLINE Webinar. We'll do a brief overview of the OPT application process and timelines, followed by a Question and Answer session.
Prior to attending this webinar, you need to review the OPT Tutorial... More >
Lecture | March 1 | 4:30 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall
Jan-Werner Mueller, Professor, Political Science, Princeton University
Martin Jay, Professor, History, UC Berkeley
Department of German, The Mosse Foundation
Many people have an intuitive sense that the built environment is bound up with politics. The lecture poses the question how we might think more systematically (and normatively) about the relationship between democracy and architecture as well as public spaces as a particular form of the built environment.
Leaving Religion and Losing Culture: Secular Conversion among Hispanic Freethinkers, Black Atheists, and Ex-Muslims: Joseph Blankholm
Lecture | March 1 | 5 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens
Relying on years of ethnographic research among avowedly secular people, Blankholm argues that becoming secular is a transformative process akin to conversion, and that secular Americans who are not white or who convert from non-Christian religions face unique challenges that lead to new forms of secularism.
Colloquium | March 1 | 5-7 p.m. | 180 Doe Library
"Kegawarashii: Discrimination against Funeral Workers in Japan, Medieval and Modern". Hank Glassman, Associate Professor, Haverford College
"Public Health and Propaganda: Shin Buddhism and the Campaign to Eradicate Leprosy in the 1930s". Jessica Main, Associate Professor, University of British Columbia
"Practicing Ethics in Contemporary Shin Buddhism: Deconstructing Stigma at a Former... More >
Lecture | March 1 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 470 Stephens Hall
Warren Sacks, UCSC
Sacks argues computing grew out of the arts. This argument will be a provocation for some, especially for those who see a bright line dividing the two cultures of the arts and the sciences. For others, the argument will not seem provocative at all.
Reading - Nonfiction | March 1 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)
Amita Shastri, Professor of the Department of Political Science, San Francisco State University
Sanchita B. Saxena, Executive Director, Institute for South Asia Studies; Director, Subir and Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies
A lecture by Dr. Amita Shastri on her latest publication, Political Parties in Sri Lanka: Change and Continuity (Oxford University Press-India, 2018).
Social Event | March 1 | 5-8 p.m. | Valley Brew
We hope you join us to watch the Cal Bears play the Arizona State Sun Devils. We will provide appetizers and drinks for those wearing blue and gold.
Special Event | March 1 | 5:30-7 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium
Grant Harris, CEO, Harris Africa Partners LLC
Grant Harris is CEO of Harris Africa Partners LLC and advises companies on doing business in Africa. From 2011 to 2015, Harris served as Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for African Affairs at the White House. Harris previously worked at the White House under President Bill Clinton and served twice at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations. Harris holds a J.D. from Yale Law... More >
Conference/Symposium | March 1 | 5:30-7 p.m. | 554 Barrows Hall
Joyce Nao Takahashi
Cal alumna, Joyce Nao Takahashi (55) was born in Berkeley, California, the second daughter of alumni, Henry (26) and Barbara (30) Takahashi. She grew up in Berkeley, with the exception of the war years, which she spent in Tanforan, California, Topaz, Utah and Chicago, Illinois. She graduated from Berkeley High School, and the University of California, Berkeley and received a Ph. D.... More >
Lecture | March 1 | 5:30 p.m. | Alumni House | Note change in time and location
Maurizio Bettini, Università degli Studi di Siena
Film - Documentary | March 1 | 5:30-7 p.m. | 140 Boalt Hall, School of Law
The Uncondemned tells the gripping story of the young international lawyers, activists, and survivors who did at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda what had never been done before: prosecute rape as an international war crime. A Q&A will follow the film with Kim Thuy Seelinger and Eric Stover of the Human Rights Center at Berkeley Law.
Lecture | March 1 | 6-7:30 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden
What are the potential therapeutic benefits of Cannabis to ameliorate physical and psychological illnesses? Because of the constraints on conducting medical research on Cannabis and related products, much available information is empirical and has not been subjected to the rigors of the scientific method.
$30 / $25 UCBG Members / $15 Current students
Special Event | March 1 | 6-9 p.m. | China Village
[RSVP LIST IS CLOSED] 祝大家春節快樂! Please join the Center for Chinese Studies for our annual celebration of Chinese Lunar New Year. Let us welcome the Year of the Dog with good food, prizes, and interesting conversations with old and new friends.
Pre-payment is REQUIRED. $30 faculty & community; $15 students and UC staff; $8 for children.
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Lecture | March 1 | 6:15-7:45 p.m. | Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center
Seating is first come, first served. Advance registration does not guarantee seating.
About Kara Swisher
Kara Swisher is one of the country's most influential journalists covering Silicon Valley, the focus of her reporting for over two decades. She is the executive editor of Recode, host of the Recode Decode podcast and co-executive producer of the high-profile Code Conference. Swisher... More >
RSVP online by February 26.
Information Session | March 1 | 6:15-7:30 p.m. | The House
2560 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA
Come hear about Lyft's autonomous self-driving efforts! Free food, resume drop, and meet the team!
Can Silicon Valley Be Tamed?: Pioneer Tech Reporter Kara Swisher on Tech Industry and Social Responsibility
Presentation | March 1 | 6:15-7:45 p.m. | Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center
Kara Swisher, Recode
The first Annual Esther Wojcicki '61 Lectureship in Journalism will feature Kara Swisher, one of the country's most influential journalists covering Silicon Valley for over two decades.
RSVP by emailing Maura Smith at email@example.com by February 28.
Performing Arts - Theater | March 1 | 7-9 p.m. | Anthony Hall
Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Golden Thread Productions
Join the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and Golden Thread Productions for a performance of the play Oh My Sweet Land, followed by food sharing and community conversation. Called extraordinary by The Guardian, this tour-de-force solo show, based on interviews with Syrian refugees in Jordan, takes an unflinching and personal look at the Syrian refugee crisis, and the brutal war that led up to it.
RSVP required. As seating is very limited at this free event. priority will be given to UC Berkeley students, faculty, and staff. More information: https://ohmysweetland.eventbrite.com
RSVP online by February 26.
Exhibits and Ongoing Events
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 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 - 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 >
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.