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Thursday, March 8, 2018

Support Berkeley History for Big Give

Special Event | March 8 |  Online at BigGive.Berkeley.edu

 Department of History

Big Give is an online fundraising event that gives you and the entire Cal community — alumni, parents, students, faculty, staff, and friends — the chance to come together to support your favorite schools and programs, and help those schools and programs win prize money.

Big Give

Special Event | March 8 |  Sproul Hall

 Student Environmental Resource Center

Big Give is UC Berkeley's annual online fundraising event. Stay tuned for ways to donate to SERC!

Big Give 2018 at CED

Special Event | March 8 |  Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

Join the College of Environmental Design in raising money for the CED Diversity Fund for Student Support on Thursday, March 8, 2018.

Tea Around The World

Social Event | March 5 – 8, 2018 every day with exceptions |  Sproul Plaza

 Berkeley Food Institute

The event is aimed at spreading cultural awareness among students with specific emphasis on Tea drinking and agriculture.

It also is to promote sustainability and equitable food systems, as we plan to use only organic, fair-trade ingredients.

Finally, the event is a way to display the ideals of food, health and wellness which are the foundations that Kabira is built upon.

The Big Give for International House: Share the I-House love!

Special Event | March 8 | -9 p.m. |  International House

 International House

I-House will be participating in UC Berkeley's Big Give, a 24-hour online fundraising blitz on March 8th. This year I-House will be celebrating its 88th anniversary in August. The first 88 donations to I-House, regardless of size, will be matched with an additional $100. So, all gifts make a bigger impact! This support enables us to expand our programs and provide financial aid so others can be a...   More >

The Big Give at EECS

Special Event | March 8 | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. |  UC Berkeley Campus

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

The Big Give is U.C. Berkeley's annual fundraising event. EECS alumni, parents, collaborators, students, faculty, staff, and friends will have the opportunity to come together to show our support for the EECS department. With your help, we can remain one of the finest departments in the No. 1 public university in the world. We hope you will join us!

GWE Breakfast Social

Social Event | March 8 | 9-10 a.m. |  Anthony Hall

 Graduate Assembly

Come hang out with the Graduate Women of Engineering for a Breakfast Social! Free food and coffee are provided, all you need to do is join us and socialize!

Senate Faculty Meeting

Meeting | March 8 | 9:30-10:30 a.m. | 15 Haviland Hall

 Social Welfare, School of

Econ 235, Financial Economics: Topic Forthcoming

Seminar | March 8 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | C330 Haas School of Business

 Gordon Phillips, Dartmonth

 Department of Economics

Joint with the Haas Finance Seminar

I-House Moments Lunch in the Dining Commons: Share your I-House Moment and get free I-House swag

Special Event | March 8 | 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. |  International House

 International House

I-House Moments Lunch in the Dining Commons
11:30 am to 1:30 pm
Your I-House experience is made up of many memorable moments. Moments of realization. Moments of glory. A-ha moments of truth and moments you will remember for the rest of your days. Was it when you attended an event, moved into I-House, met your roommate for the first time, had coffee with friends during Coffee Hour? We would love...   More >

Oliver E. Williamson Seminar

Seminar | March 8 | 12-1:30 p.m. | C325 Haas School of Business

 Ben Enke, Harvard University

 Department of Economics

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 >

Peripheral Representations for computational models of Human and Machine Perception

Seminar | March 8 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 560 Evans Hall

 Arturo Deva, UC Santa Barbara

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Are there any benefits in incorporating the foveated nature of human vision into image-based metrics of perception and computer vision systems? In this talk I hope to advance our understanding of this question through my work via psychophysical experiments (eye-tracking), computational modelling, and computer vision.

The first part of the talk will revolve around peripheral representations...   More >

Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah -- Student Salon

Meeting | March 8 | 12 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Multicultural Community Center

 Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah

 Department of English

Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah is a journalist, essayist and critic whose work on such figures as Toni Morrison, James Baldwin, and Kendrick Lamar has been widely acclaimed and featured in The New York Times, The Believer, The Paris Review, VQR, and Transition, amongst several other outlets and publications. Her essay on the comedian Dave Chappelle, “If He Hollers Let Him Go,” received enthusiastic notice...   More >

2018 ESPM Seminar Series - Nicia Giva

Seminar | March 8 | 12-1 p.m. | 132 Mulford Hall

 Dept. of Environmental Science, Policy, and Mgmt. (ESPM)

Nicia Giva of Eduardo Mondlane University - Maputo, Mozambique shares lecture "Action Research toward co-management of Transboundary Protected Areas: The case of Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park in Mozambique"

Coffee will be served in 139 Mulford Hall
**In an effort to reduce waste, please bring your own reusable mug**

This event is open to the public.

Seminar 217, Risk Management: Factor Strategies: Crowding, Capacity and Sources of Active Returns

Seminar | March 8 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Speaker: Ananth Madhavan, Blackrock

 Center for Risk Management Research

We develop a methodology to estimate dynamic factor loadings using cross-sectional risk characteristics, which is especially useful when factor loadings significantly vary over time. In comparison, standard regression approaches assume the factor loadings are constant over a particular window. Applying the methodology to a dataset of U.S.-domiciled mutual funds we distinguish the components of...   More >

EHS 201 Biosafety in Laboratories

Course | March 8 | 1:30-3:30 p.m. | 115 Energy Biosciences Building

 Office of Environment, Health & Safety

This training is required for anyone who is listed on a Biological Use Authorization (BUA) application form that is reviewed by the Committee for Laboratory and Environmental Biosafety (CLEB). A BUA is required for anyone working with recombinant DNA molecules, human clinical specimens or agents that may infect humans, plants or animals. This safety training will discuss the biosafety risk...   More >

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – January 4, 2019 every Sunday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday with exceptions | 1:30-2:45 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

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
For tour questions, please email gardentours@berkeley.edu...   More >

Seminar 251, Labor Seminar: “Vacancy Chains”

Seminar | March 8 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Mike Elsby, University of Edinburgh

 Center for Labor Economics

joint with Macro

Seminar 237/281, Macro/International Seminar: Vacancy Chains

Seminar | March 8 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Mike Elsby, University of Edinburgh

 Department of Economics

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.

Coffee hour w/alumnus Robbie Snyder

Information Session | March 8 | 3-4 p.m. | 256 University Hall

 Robbie Snyder

 Center for Global Public Health

Join us for an hour of coffee and conversation!
Robbie will be discussing how his MPH and Doctoral work in the School of Public Health prepared him for a career as an epidemiologist working for the State of California. Citing examples from his graduate work and work at the CDPH, he will describe specific funding streams available to him, as well as the abundance of opportunities that are...   More >

Dr. Tal Korem, Department of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics, Weizmann Institute of Science: Microbiome Analysis in Clinical Research: Can our microbes tell us what to eat?

Seminar | March 8 | 3-4 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center

 Center for Computational Biology, Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

The gut microbiome is an immense microbial ecosystem with unique and diverse metabolic capabilities. In the past decade, it has been associated with multiple chronic and complex diseases, raising great hopes for novel medical advances. But are contemporary microbiome analysis methods useful in a clinical setting? I will present new tools that we developed for the analysis of the gut microbiome...   More >

Senate Forum on the Campus Strategic Planning Process

Panel Discussion | March 8 | 3-5 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium

 Lisa Alvarez-Cohen, Chair, Berkeley Division, Academic Senate

 Richard Lyons, Dean, Haas School of Business

 Academic Senate

On January 25, 2018, Chancellor Carol Christ announced details of a semester-long strategic planning process, that she expects to establish a framework for charting Berkeley’s path forward over the coming years. This is an opportunity for Senate members to learn about the strategic planning process directly from the faculty co-chairs of the four planning process working groups.

“Thank You For Your Service”: Gratitude, Silence, and the Production of Militarized Common Sense on College Campuses

Colloquium | March 8 | 4-5:30 p.m. |  2538 Channing (Inst. for the Study of Societal Issues)

 Ellen Moore, Visiting Scholar, Institute for the Study of Societal Issues

 Center for Ethnographic Research, Graduate School of Education, Center for Studies in Higher Education

In this contemporary period of prolonged undeclared wars, where lethal-force conflicts are waged not against designated nation-states but against rhetorical abstractions (Terror) in the name of other rhetorical abstractions (Freedom), speech and language are important loci of power. On contemporary college campuses, the needs of student veterans, veteran support programs and veteran identities...   More >

Workshop with Dr. Stacey Sloboda

Workshop | March 8 | 4-6 p.m. | 308A Doe Library

 Shivani Sud

 Asian Art and Visual Cultures Working Group

Please join the Asian Art and Visual Cultures Working Group for an upcoming workshop with Stacey Sloboda, Associate Professor of Art History at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. We will be discussing her recent co-edited volume Eighteenth-Century Art Worlds: Global and Local Geographies of Art.

  RSVP by emailing Shivani Sud at shivanisud@berkeley.edu by March 5.

Mathematics Department Colloquium: From Algebraic Combinatorics to Geometric Complexity Theory

Colloquium | March 8 | 4-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Greta Panova, University of Pennsylvania

 Department of Mathematics

A major 80-year old problem in Algebraic Combinatorics concerns the Kronecker coefficients of the symmetric group – the multiplicities of irreducible representations in the decomposition of the tensor product of irreducible representations, or more formally – showing that computing these coefficients is in #P. The flagship problem in Algebraic Complexity Theory is the "VP vs VNP" problem,...   More >

Bodies in Process: Trans Politics and Possibilities

Colloquium | March 8 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Barrows Hall, 691, CRG Conference Room

 Center for Race and Gender

BODIES IN PROCESS: TRANS POLITICS & POSSIBILITIES
Thursday, Mar 08, 2018 | 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
691 Barrows Hall, UC Berkeley
Location is ADA accessible
Giancarlo Cornejo, Department of Rhetoric
Omi Salas-SantaCruz, School of Education

Reception in Honor of Nick Jewell (elected to the National Academy of Medicine)

Reception | March 8 | 4-6 p.m. | Faculty Club, Howard Room

 Public Health, School of

The Biostatistics Program would like to invite you to a reception in honor of Nick Jewell that will be held at the Howard Room in the UC Berkeley Faculty Club on Thursday, March 8, from 4-6 pm. This reception will celebrate his election to the National Academy of Medicine, one of the highest honors possible in the fields of health and medicine. We look forward to seeing you all there.

Please...   More >

Seeing the FSA: Photogrammar Remixes the Documentary Photography of the Great Depression

Lecture | March 8 | 4:30-5:30 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium

 Laura Wexler, Yale University, American Studies Program

 American Studies, Department of History of Art, Department of English, Department of Gender and Women's Studies, Phi Beta Kappa Berkeley Chapter

The Photogrammar Project is a web-based platform for organizing, searching and visualizing the 170,000 photographs from 1935 to 1945 created by the United States Farm Security Administration and Office of War Information (FSA-OWI). Its development, supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Council of Learned Societies, is a vivid example of contemporary image-based...   More >

Seeing the FSA: Photogrammar Remixes the Documentary Photography of the Great Depression

Lecture | March 8 | 4:30-6 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium

 Laura Wexler, Professor, Yale University

 Department of English, American Studies, Townsend Center for the Humanities, Department of Gender and Women's Studies, Berkeley Art History Department, Phi Beta Kappa Berkeley Chapter, The National Phi Beta Kappa Society

The Photogrammar Project is a web-based platform for organizing, searching and visualizing the 170,000 photographs from 1935 to 1945 created by the United States Farm Security Administration and Office of War Information (FSA-OWI). Its development, supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Council of Learned Societies, is a vivid example of contemporary image-based ...   More >

Teena Purohit | The “Protestant” Impulse in Modern Islamic Thought

Lecture | March 8 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Teena Purohit, Associate Professor of Religion at Boston University

 Abhishek Kaicker, Assistant Professor, Department of History, UC Berkeley

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion

A talk by Teena Purohit, Associate Professor of Religion at Boston University

Owners of the Map: Motorcycle Taxi Drivers, Mobility, and Politics in Bangkok

Lecture | March 8 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 106 Wurster Hall

 Claudio Sopranzetti, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, All Souls College, University of Oxford

 Center for Southeast Asia Studies, Institute of Transportation Studies, Center of Global Metropolitan Studies

Based on research conducted during politically charged protests in Bangkok in 2010, this talk presents an ethnographic study of motorcycle taxi drivers in the city that focuses not on the sturdiness of hegemony or the ubiquity of everyday resistance but on its potential fragility and the work needed for its maintenance.

Claudio Sopranzetti

Migrants, Monks, and Monasteries: Toward a History of South China Sea Buddhism

Lecture | March 8 | 5-7 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Jack Meng-Tat Chia, UC Berkeley/National University of Singapore

 Tang Center for Silk Road Studies

Chinese migration since the nineteenth century have led to the spread of Buddhism to maritime Southeast Asia. Recently, scholars of Buddhism and historians of Chinese religions have begun to consider the connected history of Buddhism in China and Southeast Asia, using Buddhist records, epigraphic sources, as well as oral history interviews. In this talk, Jack Chia explores the transregional...   More >

Rubrik Info-Session and Tech Talk

Information Session | March 8 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Come learn about the interesting machine learning applications at Rubrik!

Soham shares the different applications of machine learning in the data management space and how Rubrik is applying it to their technology. In the last 4 years, Rubrik has pioneered a new industry called cloud data management. We’ve created the technology that makes it easy for businesses to securely store, access, and...   More >

TRANSOC Oral Exam Info Session

Information Session | March 8 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | 412 McLaughlin Hall

 ASUC (Associated Students of the University of California)

Students will discuss their experiences in taking the comprehensive oral examinations that are administered in the Institute of Transportation Studies. Current students are welcome to ask students about their experiences.

Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah -- Reading and Conversation

Reading - Nonfiction | March 8 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, 315, Maude Fife

 RACHEL KAADZI GHANSAH

 Department of English

Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah is a journalist, essayist and critic whose work on such figures as Toni Morrison, James Baldwin, and Kendrick Lamar has been widely acclaimed and featured in The New York Times, The Believer, The Paris Review, VQR, and Transition, amongst several other outlets and publications. Her essay on the comedian Dave Chappelle, “If He Hollers Let Him Go,” received enthusiastic notice...   More >

Environmental Career Options: A Career Panel with AEP

Panel Discussion | March 8 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | 170 Barrows Hall

 Student Environmental Resource Center

Join the Association for Environmental Professional's for their biggest event of the year: a career panel featuring environmental professionals from a broad scope of industries -- from consultants to research scientists.

Film: Uprize!

Film - Feature | March 8 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Uprize! revisits South Africa’s Soweto Uprising, which began as a student rebellion and became a founding moment in the history of anti-apartheid struggle. With Jamaican filmmaker Lebert Bethune’s historic 1967 film Malcolm X: Struggle for Freedom.

Big Data in Transportation: Alumni Career Panel

Panel Discussion | March 8 | 7:30-8:30 p.m. | 502 Davis Hall

 ASUC (Associated Students of the University of California)

TRANSOC is proud to host the upcoming career panel on March 8, featuring alums working in the tech sector and making use of cutting-edge data analytics to solve urban transportation problems.

Five data scientists from leading tech and urban analytics companies will share their work experience and insights for current students who are interested in a career in transportation-related data...   More >

Exhibits and Ongoing Events

Buddhist Realms

Exhibit - Multimedia | October 25, 2017 – April 22, 2018 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

This presentation showcases exquisite examples of Buddhist art from the Himalayan region.

Art Wall: Karabo Poppy Moletsane

Exhibit - Painting | November 22, 2017 – July 15, 2018 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Moletsane’s vibrant, large-scale portraits for the Art Wall draw on both traditional African visual culture and Afrofuturism.

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.

Way Bay

Exhibit - Multimedia | January 17 – May 6, 2018 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 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 region’s geographic, social, and cultural landscape.

The exhibition takes a nonlinear...   More >

Theresa Hak Kyung Cha: Avant Dictee

Exhibit - Multimedia | January 31 – April 22, 2018 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 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 artist’s book Dictee. Placing the book as a point of entry into her wider creative production, the exhibition explores resonances between Dictee’s ten thematic sections (nine of them named for the Greek muses) and artworks drawn from the...   More >

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.

 

  RSVP online.