Tuesday, March 6, 2018
Special Event | January 2 – December 4, 2018 the first Tuesday of the month every month | UC 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 Gardens 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.
-Im only in Berkeley for one day from... More >
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 | March 6 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition
Andrew Oberst, University of Washington, Department of Immunology
This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH
Seminar | March 6 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall
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 >
Special Event | March 6 | 12-5 p.m. | 405 Moffitt Undergraduate Library
Wikimedias 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.
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
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 >
Meeting | March 6 | 12-1 p.m. | Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center
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.
Workshop | March 6 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Institute for the Study of Societal Issues
2420 Bowditch Street, Berkeley, CA 94720
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 >
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.
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
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.
Can agriculture technologies change gender dynamics and food security? Pump it Up for the Womens Community Gardens in Zimbabwe
Colloquium | March 6 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall
This is a meeting of the weekly colloquium for the Center for African Studies.
Development Lunch: "Income and Democratic Attitudes" and "Taxation Toward Representation: Evidence from (Re)starting Municipal Tax Collection and Voter Participation in Haiti"
Seminar | March 6 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall
Eric Hsu; Ben Krause
Seminar | March 6 | 12:40-2 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall
Ian Agol, UC Berkeley
We'll continue discussing Kronheimer-Mrowka's J# invariant of spatial webs and foams.
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 | March 6 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall
Ben Enke, Harvard University
Workshop | March 6 | 3:30-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (#430)
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
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
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 >
Seminar | March 6 | 4-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, HP Auditorium, 306 Soda Hall
Negar Reiskarimian, Ph.D. Candidate, Columbia University
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.
Colloquium | March 6 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 2515 Tolman Hall
Leah Buechley, Rural/Digital
In my career as a researcher and designer Ive worked to nurture young peoples interests by engaging them in creative activities that blend technology and art. Ive 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. Ive 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
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 >
Lecture | March 6 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall | Canceled
Admiral Dennis C. Blair, Former Director of National Intelligence
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 Americas Future Energy, and Freedom House. Admiral Blair has also served on the Institute for Defense Analyses, a federally funded research and... More >
Performing Arts - Music | March 6 | 4-6 p.m. | Women's Faculty Club, Stebbins Lounge
Candace Johnson, Music Department
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 firstname.lastname@example.org by March 5.
Special Event | March 6 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, Booth Auditorium
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.
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
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
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
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.
Film - Feature | March 6 | 5-9 p.m. | David Brower Center, Goldman Theater
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
Join us as we revisit Gattacathe dystopian vision of a vastly unequal future that continues to shape our discussions of human genetic technologies 20 years after its release.
Workshop | March 6 | 5:30-7 p.m. | International House, Robert Sproul Room
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.
Special Event | March 6 | 6-7:30 p.m. | International House
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 >
Lecture | March 6 | 7-8:30 p.m. | 210 Wurster Hall
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.
Lecture | March 6 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Wurster Hall, 210 - Environmental Design Library Atrium
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.
Sport - Intercollegiate - Baseball/Softball | March 6 | 7:05 p.m. | Evans Field
Cal Baseball hosts Xavier at Evans Diamond.
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.
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.