Friday, March 9, 2018
Social Event | March 9 | San Francisco, CA
Come mingle with alumni and the Fung Institute staff at the 6th annual Master of Engineering Alumni Happy Hour!
Only open to Master of Engineering alumni and current students.
Workshop | March 9 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall
In order to reorient theological study, the Berkeley Public Theology Program supports a broad and comparative investigation of the ways this study happens, past and present, in the U.S. and abroad. This investigation includes two annual workshops on comparative approaches to theology, with participants drawn from a diverse group of institutions.
Conference/Symposium | March 9 | 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. | Stanford Humanities Center
424 Saint Teresa Street, Stanford, CA 94305
42nd Annual Stanford-Berkeley Conference
Empires: Past and Present
Friday, March 9, 2018
Stanford Humanities Center
424 Santa Teresa Street
A century after the collapse of Europe's continental empires, we are living in an age that many contemporary scholars have characterized as still dominated by these imperial legacies as well as new forms of imperial rule. This conference will explore... More >
Conference/Symposium | March 9 | 10 a.m.-6 p.m. | Hearst Museum of Anthropology
Amateurism Across the Arts is an exploration of vernacular, popular, fannish, kitsch, informal, self-taught, user-generated, and DIY production in music, architecture, literature, the visual arts, dance, and new media.
Civil and Environmental Engineering Department Seminar: Sufficiency and Efficiency and Proficiency, Oh My! A Unified Metric for Seismic Intensity Measure Selection
Seminar | March 9 | 10-11 a.m. | 542 Davis Hall
Probabilistic Seismic Demand Analysis (PSDA) characterizes the response of buildings and other structures to the full range of future ground motions expected at a structure's site, and is widely used in research and practice.
Conference/Symposium | March 9 – 10, 2018 every day | 10 a.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall
The Interdisciplinary German Studies Conference brings media theory in conversation with ecological thought. Contributions from the fields of German, Comparative Literature, Rhetoric, Visual and Environmental Studies, Film and Media, and History.
Lecture | March 9 | 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | 308A Doe Library
Laura Wexler, Professor, Yale University
In the 1860s, Frederick Douglass gave several public lectures about the importance of the thennew
invention of photography. In Pictures and Progress he shared his vision of the role he hoped
photography would play in fostering a more democratic society after the Civil War. Douglass thus
became one of the first major American theorists of the medium. This presentation and discussion... More >
Colloquium | March 9 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall
Joshua Peterson, UC Berkeley
Ph.D. Exit Talk
Tour/Open House | March 9 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 50 McCone Hall
Guest curated by Julia Lewandoski, graduate student, History Department
This event explores just one chapter in California's complex and on-going indigenous history, by featuring maps of Native American land claims made in the 1850s. After the 1830s secularization of the Spanish Franciscan missions where many Native Californians were forced to live and labor, some Native peoples still living at former missions managed to obtain titles to land from Mexican... More >
Seminar | March 9 | 12-1 p.m. | 534 Davis Hall
Dr. Eric Hoek, Professor, UCLA
Seminar | March 9 | 12-1 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall
Lecture | March 9 | 12 p.m. | 180 Doe Library
Franck Bille, Program Director, Tang Center for Silk Road Studies
Sara L. Jackson, Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences Metropolitan State University of Denver
Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), UC Berkeley Mongolia Initiative
The Oyu Tolgoi copper-gold mine has become a symbol of the promise of mining to revive Mongolias struggling economy and to propel the nation into a new era of prosperity. Water resources are vital to the operation of Oyu Tolgoi, which is expected to be in operation for at least thirty years. However, local residents, particularly nomadic herders, have raised concerns about the redirection of... More >
Activism and Pragmatism: Building a Career as a Global Change Maker: A Brown Bag Discussion with Bennett Freeman
Seminar | March 9 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 820 Barrows Hall
Opportunities for progressive change in the 21st century increasingly come from multiple actors and sectors: governments and international institutions; multinational corporations and innovative entrepreneurs; responsible and impact investors; activist campaigners and social movements. Often those opportunities come at the intersection of those actors and sectors: sometimes forged in conflict;... More >
Workshop | March 9 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 251 Hearst Gymnasium
Laurie Ferris, Yoga Instructor, Be Well at Work - Wellness Program
Practicing yoga can release tension in your joints, give you greater range of movement, soothe your back, and grant you increased comfort in all aspects of your life. Learn how pranayama breathing can enhance your practice, and help liberate your mind in surprising ways. Yoga mats are provided, or you can bring your own. Comfortable clothing and bare feet recommended.
Seminar | March 9 | 1-2 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall
Mariel Supina, UC Berkeley
The standard permutahedron is a polytope obtained by taking the convex hull of the orbit of the point $(0, 1, ..., n)$ under the action of the symmetric group. Due to how it is constructed, the permutahedron contains a great deal of information about the symmetric group in its structure. I will present some interesting results about the permutahedron which will illustrate the link between this... More >
Solid State Technology and Devices Seminar: Taking electrons out of bioelectronics: transistors, ion channels, and shark’s electrosensors
Seminar | March 9 | 1-2 p.m. | Cory Hall, 521 Hogan Room
Marco Rolandi, Department of Electrical Engineering, University of California, Santa Cruz
The quest for smaller and faster computing has mostly focused on controlling the flow of electrons and holes in nanoscale structures. In living systems, ionic and protonic currents affect physiological function. As such, ionic and protonic devices offer exciting opportunities for bioelectronics. Proton transport in nature is important for ATP oxidative phosphorylation in mitochondria, light... More >
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 firstname.lastname@example.org... More >
Seminar | March 9 | 1:30-2:30 p.m. | Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Bldg. 62, room 230
Dr. Aaron Eppler, Lam Research, Fremont
Seminar | March 9 | 1:30-3 p.m. | 107 South Hall
The challenge of cultural stewardship when everyone is a content producer.
Seminar | March 9 | 2-3 p.m. | 540 Cory Hall
John Wright, Associate Professor, Columbia University
The problem of decomposing a given dataset as a superposition of basic motifs arises in a wide range of application areas, including neural spike sorting and the analysis of astrophysical and microscopy data. Motivated by these problems, we study a ``short-and-sparse deconvolution problem, in which the goal is to recover a short motif a from its convolution with a random spike train x. We... More >
Seminar | March 9 | 2-3 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall | Note change in time and location
I will report some of the most recent developments in my group as well as in the field of the interfacial engineering of manipulation of light-matter interactions, via the artificially constructed structures of ultrathin thickness compared to the wavelength. In particular, the low-dimension and high-frequency scaling may promise a lot more interesting applications, while the challenges in design... More >
Student Probability/PDE Seminar: Equivalence of Ensembles for Gibbs Measures and Large Deviation Principle
Seminar | March 9 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall
Fraydoun Rezakhanlou, UC Berkeley
Tour/Open House | February 2 – May 11, 2018 every Friday | 2:30-4:30 p.m. | Clark Kerr Campus
The Clark Kerr Garden is managed by Gardener Susanne Weisman along with the Cal Dining Sustainability Team Garden Coordinators and committed volunteers. Clark Kerr contains a culinary garden, an orchard, and continually growing edible landscaping.
Our goal is to be a space where anyone can hang out, pass through, learn something, collaborate, and enjoy food together. We hold skills training... More >
Career Fair | March 9 | 3-5 p.m. | Career Center, Gold Room
2440 2440 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94720
The Career Center is hosting a networking event where we will invite organizations to have a table, explain what their organization does, and then the rest of the event will be networking.
Lecture | March 9 | 3 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll room
Charlan Nemeth, Professor of the Graduate School, UC Berkeley
This talk will deal with a career long investigation of the power of minority opinions, which initially focused on how they persuade and subsequently on their value in stimulating thought. Witnessing dissent, our thinking becomes more open and less biased, the kind of thinking that leads to better decisions and more creative solutions.
This research, conducted over 40 years, underscores two... More >
Seminar | March 9 | 3-4 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center
Dr. Jochen Roeper, Director, Institute of Neurophysiology, Goethe University Frankfurt
Dopamine (DA) midbrain neurons that in reside in the two neighboring nuclei substantia nigra (SN) and ventral tegmental area (VTA) have segregated according to their axonal projections into several mostly parallel systems with different functions in the control of action, reward-based learning and cognition. In vivo electrophysiology in awake freely moving mice demonstrates... More >
Seminar | March 9 | 3-4 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition
Dan Littman, Skirball Institute and New York University
Seminar | March 9 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 107 South Hall
Stephen Abrams, California Digital Library
Cultural preservation is a form of communication with the future. So how can we measure its success?
Colloquium | March 9 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library
Peter Bol, East Asian Languages and Civilizations, Harvard University
Nicolas Tackett, History, UC Berkeley
Literati communities took form at the local level in the twelfth century and developed various forms of voluntary activism in areas that had once been the province of the state and religious institutions. Some Neo-Confucians encouraged this voluntarism, but generally literati continued to see themselves as members of a national elite even if they lived their lives locally. This case study of... More >
A Drive for Better Air Service: How air service imbalances across megaregions integrate air and highway demands
Lecture | March 9 | 4 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building
Megan Smirti Ryerson, University of Pennsylvania
Abstract: Between 2000 and 2010, newly merged U.S. airlines decreased service to airports in small and mid-sized metropolitan regions, opting to consolidate their operations at high-value airport hubs (passenger transfer points). At this point travelers living in small and mid-sized regions likely began leaking, or abandoning their local airport to take flights from hub airports offering more... More >
From Chemistry with Weakly Coordinating Anions to Absolute Acidity and the Protoelectric Potential Map
Seminar | March 9 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall
Ingo Krossing, University of Freiburg
Film - Feature | March 9 | 4 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
This new documentary explores the life and work of avant-garde sculptor, painter, performance artist, and social activist Joseph Beuys, chronicling his art and ideas about media, community, and capitalism in an intimate way.
Seminar | March 9 | 4-5 p.m. | 489 Minor Hall
Mary Hayhoe, Professor, Center for Perceptual Systems, University of Texas Austin
Abstract: Eye movements in the natural world reflect the information needs of the momentary behavioral goals, the rewards and costs associated with those goals, and uncertainty about the state of the world. We examine how these factors trade off in the context of walking outdoors in terrains of varying difficulty, a situation where little is known about how visual and locomotor systems work... More >
Music Studies Colloquium Melina Esse (Eastman School of Music): Divinely Inspired: Incantation and the Making of Melody in Bellini's Norma
Colloquium | March 9 | 4:30 p.m. | 128 Morrison Hall
In her writing, teaching, and personal practice, Melina Esse enacts her longstanding fascination with the connections between gender, materiality, and performance. A scholar of opera in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, she has published widelyon voice and technological mediation, on opera and film, and on gender and the emotive body. Her latest work probes the intertwining histories of... More >
Sport - Intercollegiate - Baseball/Softball | March 9 | 7:05 p.m. | Evans Field
Cal Baseball hosts Brown at Evans Diamond.
Performing Arts - Music | March 9 | 8-10 p.m. | Fox Theater
globalFEST on the Road celebrates the dawn of a New Golden Age of Latin Music, with Las Cafeteras and Mariachi Flor de Toloache, two bilingual ensembles representing a new wave of Latin music emerging across the US that fuses traditional styles with contemporary sounds.
$28-60 prices subject to change
Performing Arts - Music | March 9 | 8 p.m. | Hertz Concert Hall
SCHUMANN Kreisleriana, op. 16
SCHUBERT Piano Sonata No.19, D.958
$15 General Admission, $12 non-UCB students, seniors, current/retired UCB faculty and staff, groups 10+, $5 UCB students
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 >
Life and Resistance in the Mapuche Territory, Chile.: Vida y Resistencia en el Territorio Mapuche, Chile.
Exhibit - Multimedia | March 9 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 303 Doe Library319762 Wallmapu Support Group Chilean Students Association Members
This is an opening event for the library exhibition that is dedicated to the topic of Mapuche in Chile. The exhibition will be hosted in the Moffitt Library (3rd floor)-From March 9th through June 30, 2018. The opening event will take place in 303 Doe Library on March 9th from 5 pm until 6 30 pm.