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Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Garden Closed

Special Event | January 2 – December 4, 2018 the first Tuesday of the month every month |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

The garden is closed the first Tuesday of every month.

-Why is the Garden Closed one day a month?
For the safety of the public and the safety of the collection, the Garden’s Horticultural staff need one day per month to complete jobs that may pose safety risks to visitors, such as dropping tree limbs, renovating paths, or controlling pests.

-I’m only in Berkeley for one day from...   More >

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.

Genentech Seminar in Organic Chemistry: Fluorescent Sensing and Logic Systems

Seminar | March 6 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Amilra De Silva, School of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Queen's University Belfast

 College of Chemistry

One of the main principles underlying fluorescent sensors is based on PET (photoinduced electron transfer), according to which a switching ‘on’ of fluorescence in response to chemical1 and biochemical2 analytes can be designed. Since its generalization in Colombo, Sri Lanka, it has now grown to involve 350 laboratories around the world. Some of these sensor systems are serving in critical care...   More >

Necroptosis beyond death: new roles for a cell death pathway in infection and immunity

Seminar | March 6 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

 Andrew Oberst, University of Washington, Department of Immunology

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Creating a Transformative Student Experience

Meeting | March 6 | 12-1 p.m. |  Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center

 Strategic Plan Working Group: Creating a Transformative Student experience

How can we best support and enhance the student experience at UC Berkeley? The strategic planning effort's working group devoted to the student experience is seeking input from the community.

Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon: Art + Feminism and Race + Justice

Special Event | March 6 | 12-5 p.m. | 405 Moffitt Undergraduate Library


Wikimedia’s race and gender trouble is well-documented. While the reasons for the gap are up for debate, the practical effect of this disparity is not: content is skewed by the lack of participation by women and underrepresented groups. This adds up to an alarming absence in an important repository of shared knowledge.

2018-19 Graduate Fellows Program Application Workshop

Workshop | March 6 | 12-1:30 p.m. |  Institute for the Study of Societal Issues

 2420 Bowditch Street, Berkeley, CA 94720

 Institute for the Study of Societal Issues

In its forty years of existence, the Graduate Fellows Program (GFP) has provided an interdisciplinary research and training environment as a complement to, and resource for, UC Berkeley graduate programs in the social sciences and professional schools. Over 150 UC Berkeley graduate students have completed their doctoral studies and gone on to distinguished academic careers that have significantly...   More >

The End of Gold? Monetary Metals Studied at the Planetary and Human Scale During the Classical Gold Standard Era

Lecture | March 6 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Andrea Westermann, GHI West. The Pacific Regional Office of the German Historical Institude Washington DC

 Institute of European Studies, GHI West. The Pacific Regional Office of the German Historical Institude Washington DC

Andrea Westermann analyzes an early case of global mineral resource appraisal: In 1877, Eduard Suess, a professor of geology from Vienna published The Future of Gold (Die Zukunft des Goldes). In 1892, the year the Austrian Government convened an expert commission to discuss its Empire's transition from a 40-year period of inconvertible paper money to a gold coinage standard, he published his...   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.

MVZ LUNCH SEMINAR - Rebecca Tarvin: A glimpse into the evolution of aposematism through Epipedobates poison frogs

Seminar | March 6 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 VLSB, Grinnell-Miller Library

 Rebecca Tarvin (MVZ/IB Faculty Candidate)

 Museum of Vertebrate Zoology

MVZ/IB Faculty Search. 12:30 - 1:30 pm in the Grinnell-Miller Library. Enter through the MVZ's Main Office, 3101 Valley Life Sciences Building, and please let the receptionist know you are there for the seminar. The library is located in the rear of the Museum on the north side - follow the orange directional signs.

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

Seminar | March 6 | 12:40-2 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Ian Agol, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

We'll continue discussing Kronheimer-Mrowka's J# invariant of spatial webs and foams.

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: "Moral Values and Voting"

Seminar | March 6 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Ben Enke, Harvard University

 Department of Economics

Cognitive Neuroscience Colloquium: 3rd year talks

Colloquium | March 6 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

 Joe Winer, Graduate Student, Psychology Department, UC Berkeley; Christina Merrick, Graduate Student, Psychology Department, UC Berkeley

 Department of Psychology

EECS/CS Resume Lab for Freshmen/Sophomores

Workshop | March 6 | 3:30-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (#430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Join Katie Crawford, Engineering Career Counselor at the Cal Career Center for an interactive resume workshop for first and second year computer science/EECS students. Learn do's and don'ts, what to include when you have little or no experience, and tips for finding opportunities. Feel free to bring your laptop/surface to work on your materials in real time!

All students welcome!

Student Harmonic Analysis and PDE Seminar (HADES): Zeroes of harmonic functions and propagation of smallness

Seminar | March 6 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Aleksandr Logunov, Institute for Advanced Study

 Department of Mathematics

The classical Liouville theorem claims that any positive harmonic function in $R^n$ is a constant function. Nadirashvili conjectured that any non-constant harmonic function in $R^3$ has a zero set of infinite area. The conjecture is true and the following principle holds for harmonic functions: "the faster the function grows the bigger the area of its zero set is" and vice versa. Propagation of...   More >

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: A new residual intersection phenomenon

Seminar | March 6 | 3:45-5 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 David Eisenbud, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Residual intersection theory works well for ideals like the ideal of $p\times p$ minors of a generic $p \times (p+1)$ matrix, but fails for some very nice ideals, such as the ideal of $2 \times 2$ minors of a $2\times n$ matrix for n greater than $3$. Poking around for what might be true, Bernd Ulrich and I stumbled on a new phenomenon that seems to be rather general. We are far from proving all...   More >

Learning vs? Education

Colloquium | March 6 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 2515 Tolman Hall

 Leah Buechley, Rural/Digital

 Graduate School of Education

In my career as a researcher and designer I’ve worked to nurture young people’s interests by engaging them in creative activities that blend technology and art. I’ve focused primarily on what young people do outside of school, guided by the belief that the things kids are most interested in and excited about shape their lives as much as the classes that they take. I’ve mostly evaded the political...   More >

Harold S. Johnston Seminar in Physical Chemistry: Exploring uncharted regions of atmospheric reaction pathways

Seminar | March 6 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Marsha Lester, Department of Chemistry, University of Pennsylvania

 College of Chemistry

Alkene ozonolysis is a primary oxidation pathway for alkenes emitted into the troposphere and also an important source of atmospheric hydroxyl radicals. Alkene ozonolysis takes place on a reaction path with multiple minima and barriers along the way to OH products. In particular, a key reaction intermediate, known as the Criegee intermediate, R1R2COO, had eluded detection until very recently. In...   More >

Breaking Lorentz Reciprocity: From New Physical Concepts to Applications

Seminar | March 6 | 4-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, HP Auditorium, 306 Soda Hall

 Negar Reiskarimian, Ph.D. Candidate, Columbia University

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Lorentz reciprocity is a fundamental characteristic of the vast majority of electronic and photonic structures. In this talk, I will present a novel approach to break Lorentz reciprocity based on linear periodically-time- varying (LPTV) circuits.

Consumer Law in the 21st Century

Special Event | March 6 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, Booth Auditorium

 Ralph Nader

 The Consumer Advocacy and Protection Society and the Center for Consumer Law and Economic Justice

Please join us in welcoming Ralph Nader to speak about Consumer Law in the 21st Century. This event will feature a Q&A session. Free and open to the public, all are welcome. Sponsored by the Consumer Advocacy and Protection Society and the Center for Consumer Law and Economic Justice.

Storm Clouds Over The Western Pacific: Challenges To American Strategy In East Asia

Lecture | March 6 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall | Canceled

 Admiral Dennis C. Blair, Former Director of National Intelligence

 Institute of International Studies

Admiral Dennis Blair currently serves as a director and advisor to National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR), Sasakawa Peace Foundation, the Commission on the Theft of American Intellectual Property, the Energy Security Leadership Council of Securing America’s Future Energy, and Freedom House. Admiral Blair has also served on the Institute for Defense Analyses, a federally funded research and...   More >

Arts in the Afternoon: Kaleidoscope of Song: Classical, Jazz and Musical Theater

Performing Arts - Music | March 6 | 4-6 p.m. | Women's Faculty Club, Stebbins Lounge

 Candace Johnson, Music Department

 The Women's Faculty Club

Candace Johnson with pianist Ben Flint performs a variety of songs from a wide range of traditions - classical, jazz and musical theater.

  Make reservations by calling Front Desk at 510-642-4175, or by emailing Front Desk at womensfacultyclub@gmail.com by March 5.

Revisiting Gattaca: Film Screening and Panel

Film - Feature | March 6 | 5-9 p.m. | David Brower Center, Goldman Theater

 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Troy Duster, Emeritus, Chancellor's Professor of Sociology, UC Berkeley; Mel Y. Chen, Associate Professor of Gender & Women's Studies, UC Berkeley; Rosemarie Garland-Thomson, Professor of English, Emory University; Osagie Obasogie, Professor of Public Health, UC Berkeley

 Karen Nakamura, Professor of Anthropology, UC Berkeley

 Center for Genetics and Society, Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society

Join us as we revisit Gattaca—the dystopian vision of a vastly unequal future that continues to shape our discussions of human genetic technologies 20 years after its release.


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Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: Applications of the Excess intersection formula

Seminar | March 6 | 5-6 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Irit Huq-Kuruvilla, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

In this talk, we introduce the excess intersection formula and use it to compute the number of cubics tangent to $5$ given ones. If there is more time, we will discuss intersections of surfaces in a curve and discrete points

Air Around Us: Science, Technology, and Health: CEE Spring Distinguished Lecture

Lecture | March 6 | 5-6 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium

 William Nazaroff, Daniel Tellep Distinguished Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering Dept., UC Berkeley

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

This lecture features three vignettes that illustrate recent advances in knowledge about the air we breathe. The advanced analytical capability combined with deep domain knowledge is yielding surprising new insights about the composition of the air around us.

What's Up With That - Changing Self

Workshop | March 6 | 5:30-7 p.m. | International House, Robert Sproul Room

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

As you spend more time in the US and UC Berkeley as an international student, you will start to see a shift in the way you speak, think, and present yourself. Welcome to your version 2.0!

In this session of What's Up with That?, we will discuss how to manage and deal with these changes.

Criminal Justice and the Media: A Conversation with Christopher Darden

Special Event | March 6 | 6-7:30 p.m. |  International House

 Christopher Darden

 The Berkeley Forum

Race, celebrity, wealth, and the constraints of public officials were all brought to the forefront of the media in the decade-defining 1994 O.J. Simpson trial. Nearly 25 years later, these same aspects of the trial continue to be mainstay in the American legal system. In his talk, Christopher Darden, one of the prosecutors in the case, will address the ever-present challenges of maneuvering both...   More >


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Joseph Slusky - Steel Dreams: Dialogs in Two and Three Dimensions

Lecture | March 6 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Wurster Hall, 210 - Environmental Design Library Atrium

 Joseph Slusky


Joseph Slusky, an artist, sculptor and faculty member in the College of Environmental Design for over thirty years will discuss his sculpture and two-dimensional work spanning a period of over fifty years. Five of his sculptures are on permanent display in the Environmental Design Library. Professor Slusky will trace the historic roots of his work and the journey of subconscious exploration.

Joseph Slusky

Library Lecture: Joseph Slusky

Lecture | March 6 | 7-8:30 p.m. | 210 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

Joseph Slusky, an artist, sculptor and faculty member in the College of Environmental Design for more than thirty years will discuss his sculpture and two-dimensional work spanning a period of over fifty years.

Film: Out of the Past

Film - Series | March 6 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

As part of March Member Appreciation Month, BAMPFA members are invited to a private screening of this masterpiece of film noir.

Baseball vs. Xavier

Sport - Intercollegiate - Baseball/Softball | March 6 | 7:05 p.m. |  Evans Field

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Baseball hosts Xavier at Evans Diamond.

Cal at Golden State Warriors: vs. Brooklyn Nets

Special Event | March 6 | 7:30-10:30 p.m. |  Oracle Arena

  , Oakland, CA

 Cal Alumni Association

Cal Night at the Golden State Warriors.

$80, $90

 promo code: CAL. Tickets go on sale February 1.

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 >

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.


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