Wednesday, March 21, 2018
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Workshop | March 21 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | International House, Sproul Rooms
J-1 and J-2 visitors subject to this requirement must return to their country of last legal residence for two years or obtain a waiver before being eligible for certain employment visas such as H (temporary employment), L (intra-company transfer), or Permanent Resident status ("green card"). Not all J visitors are subject as it depends on specific factors.
At this workshop, you will... More >
Lecture | March 21 | 10:30-11:15 a.m. | 201 Moses Hall
Sven Gatz, Minister for Culture, Youth, Media and Brussels in the government of the Flemish Community in Belgium
In his talk, Sven Gatz will speak about the important legacy of Flemish/Belgian culture. He will pay attention to Flanders' rich history as a center of art (symbolized by the painter Brueghel) as well as to Flanders' popular culture (symbolized by the famous beer culture).
Sven Gatz is a Flemish politician and the current Minister for Culture, Youth, Media and Brussels in the government of... More >
Special Event | March 21 | 11 a.m.-6 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, East Pauley Ballroom
Blood Drives at UC Berkeley are sponsored by the American Red Cross (ARC) to provide much needed blood to hospitals throughout the Bay Area.
Blood Drives at UC Berkeley are held once a month. Appointments to donate are encouraged and walk-ins are always welcome. Drives are held at two locations on all dates from 11am-6pm: MLK- Student Union East Pauley Ballroom and Red Cross Bloodmobile (at... More >
Lecture | March 21 | 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 105 Goldman School of Public Policy
Jurgen Salay, European Commission
A talk by Jürgen Salay, policy officer at the European Commission and 2017-2018 EU Fellow at the University of Washington.
The European Union is probably the region of the world where most practical policy experimentation has taken place in the field of environment and climate change. In the past twenty years the EU has developed a comprehensive set of domestic climate policies and has emerged... More >
Workshop | March 21 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, Academic Innovation Studio (Dwinelle 117)
Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton, Psychology, UC Berkeley; Joanna Reed, Sociology, UC Berkeley; Victoria Robinson, American Cultures Center and Department of Ethnic Studies, UC Berkeley; Philip Pierini, American Cultures Engaged Scholarship Program; Chris Hench, Department of German, and ata Science Education Program, UC Berkeley
Data Science Discovery Projects helps to train aspiring data scientists to work on data mining, machine learning, big data, and data science projects with social impact. This past semester four AC instructors incorporated Data Science Discovery Projects into their courses. The Data Science tools and the content of the AC courses was a powerful combination. A combination which it is hoped will be... More >
Townsend Center Berkeley Book Chat: Elizabeth Honig with Svetlana Alpers: Jan Brueghel and the Senses of Scale
Lecture | March 21 | 12-1 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens
In the first book-length study of Jan Brueghel, Pieters son, Professor of History of Art Elizabeth Honig reveals how the artists tiny detail-filled paintings questioned conceptions of distance, dimension, and style.
Performing Arts - Music | March 21 | 12 p.m. | Hertz Concert Hall
Fall welcome misc.
Music Theater Tunes featuring members of the UCB Department of Music
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Featuring the Music Departments varied and diverse performance activities, the Department of Music presents a series of free weekly concerts each semester in Hertz Hall. Inaugurated in 1953, these concerts are very popular and well attended by those on campus and in the wider community.... More >
Seminar | March 21 | 12-1 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall
Seth Shipman, Harvard Medical School
Experimental cell biology is limited by the requirement for direct observation or destructive analysis of the cells being studied. This is particularly problematic when studying a complex, developing system such as the brain. To circumvent this limitation, I have pursued a new approach: the logging of biological events as coded nucleotides, written into the genome of a living cell. These... More >
Lecture | March 21 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)
My work explores human-environment interaction in the socially complex, ecologically variable landscape of pre-Hispanic Nicaragua. It employs a historical ecology conception of landscape to investigate networks of interaction centered around Lake Cocibolca, the largest source of freshwater in Central America, which continues to be an important locale for resource extraction and exchange.... More >
Colloquium | March 21 | 12-1 p.m. | 2232 Piedmont, Seminar Room
Brandon Stewart, Professor, Department of Sociology. Princeton
A lunch time talk and discussion session, featuring visiting and local scholars presenting their research on a wide range of topics of interest to demography.
MVZ LUNCH SEMINAR - Cara Brook: Between- and within-host mechanisms of viral hosting in bat reservoirs for emerging infectious disease
Seminar | March 21 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 VLSB, Grinnell-Miller Library
MVZ Lunch is a graduate level seminar series (IB264) based on current and recent vertebrate research. Professors, graduate students, staff, and visiting researchers present on current and past research projects. The seminar meets every Wednesday from 12- 1pm in the Grinnell-Miller Library. Enter through the MVZ's Main Office, 3101 Valley Life Sciences Building, and please let the receptionist... More >
Synergy of Electrified Transportation and Renewable Energy Systems: CITRIS Spring 2018 Research Exchange Series
Seminar | March 21 | 12-1 p.m. | 310 Sutardja Dai Hall
Zechun Hu, Associate Professor, Tsinghua University
With the help of government policies and technology improvements, the sales of electric vehicles (EVs) have experienced an explosive growth in recent years around the world. The transition of vehicles refueling from gas stations to charging stations will have remarkable impact on energy systems.
Game Changers: The Canadian Sport Industry as a Microcosm of Economic and Political Change in Canada
Colloquium | March 21 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall
Neil Longley, University of Massachusetts Amherst
The lecture is based on research conducted for my forthcoming book, entitled Game Changers: Economics, Politics, and the Transformation of the Canadian Spectator Sport Business (University of British Columbia (UBC) Press, 2019).
The book examines the profound transformation that has occurred in the Canadian spectator sport business over the past half-century. It argues that this... More >
Plant and Microbial Biology Plant Seminar: "The critical roles of (p)ppGpp in Gram positive bacteria"
Seminar | March 21 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall
Jade Wang, University of Wisconsin - Madison
Our research focuses on how living systems accurately duplicate and process their genetic information by regulating the central dogma processes of replication, transcription, and translation. Conserved from bacteria to humans, the central dogma lies at the heart of all cellular activities and its regulation is essential for survival and genome stability.
Lecture | March 21 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Lynn Hershman Leeson, Artist and Filmmaker, Professor Emeritus, University of California, Davis
Lynn Hershman Leeson is a Bay Area feminist artist, video/filmmaker and pioneering digital media artist.
Over the last four decades, artist and filmmaker Lynn Hershman Leeson has been internationally acclaimed for her art and films. One of the most influential media artists, Hershman Leeson is widely recognized for her innovative work investigating issues that are now recognized as key to the... More >
The Poetics and Politics of Transnational Queer Feminist of Color Film: a dialogue between globally renowned filmmaker Pratibha Parmar and Berkeley Professor Paola Bacchetta
Colloquium | March 21 | 12-2 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall
This event consists of a dialogue between globally renowned film-maker Pratibha Parmar and Berkeley Professor Paola Bacchetta, about what filmic creation and reception can open up for feminist and queer of color life world making.
Workshop | March 21 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Barrows Hall, D-Lab Convening Room, Rm. 356
Michael Sholinbeck, Sheldon Margen Public Health Library
Participants in this workshop will learn about some of the issues surrounding the collection of health statistics, and will also learn about authoritative sources of health statistics and data. We will look at tools that let you create custom tables of vital statistics (birth, death, etc.), disease statistics, health behavior statistics, and more. The focus will be on U.S. statistics, but sources... More >
Lecture | March 21 | 12-1 p.m. | 254 Barrows Hall
Daniel Boyarin, Taubman Professor of Talmudic Culture, Near Eastern Studies, UC Berkeley
This paper will address the problem of using modern categories, especially "religion" in the study of non-modern cultures, focusing especially on Jewish materials. A strong theoretical component will be included in the discussion, as well.
Seminar | March 21 | 2-3 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall
Ciprian Manolescu, UCLA
I will sketch several different constructions of intersection homology, a version of homology for singular spaces developed by Goresky and MacPherson. One construction involves the theory of perverse sheaves, which I will also introduce. Perverse sheaves arise naturally from vanishing cycles, in the study of complex singularities.
Lecture | March 21 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 590L University Hall
Patience Afulani, PhD, Post Doctoral Fellow, UCSF School of Medicine
Division of Community Health Sciences
They did not tell me anything: Measuring, Understanding, and Improving Person-Centered Maternity Care
2299 Piedmont Ave, Berkeley, CA 94720
Coffee Break is a weekly opportunity for UC Berkeley global students to meet and engage with one another in a relaxing environment.
Come enjoy free coffee, share stories about your experiences on campus, and get to know Berkeley International Office advisors. All UCB students are invited. We'll also have weekly discussion topics to stimulate conversation.
Stop by and take a break with... More >
Film - Feature | March 21 | 3:10 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Ukrainian villagers take on their rich overlords in order to collectivize in this startlingly poetic work from the legendary Ukrainian director Alexander Dovzhenko.
Seminar | March 21 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall
Sourav Sarkar, U.C. Berkeley
Competitive erosion models a random interface sustained in equilibrium by equal and opposite
pressures on each side of the interface. Here we study the following one dimensional
version. Begin with all sites of Z uncolored. A blue particle performs simple random walk
from 0 until it reaches a nonzero red or uncolored site, and turns that site blue; then, a red
particle performs simple random... More >
Colloquium | March 21 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 575 McCone Hall
Hannah Landecker, University of California Los Angeles
This paper explores the history of medicated feed for agricultural animals in the twentieth century as a large-scale remaking of the chemical landscape of the United States. While there has been some appreciation of the addition of antibiotics and hormones to feed as growth promoters, given worries about these as adulterations of the end-product that is milk and meat for human consumption, the... More >
Chiron Lecture: From energy input to signal output II: Snapshots of the voltage-gated Na+ and Ca2+ channels
Seminar | March 21 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building
Nieng Yan, Princeton University
Seminar | March 21 | 4-5 p.m. | 3 Evans Hall
Ciprian Manolescu, UCLA
I will explain the construction of a new homology theory for three-manifolds, defined using perverse sheaves on the $SL(2,\mathbb C)$ character variety. Our invariant is a model for an $SL(2,\mathbb C)$ version of Floer's instanton homology. I will present a few explicit computations for Brieskorn spheres, and discuss the connection to the Kapustin-Witten equations and Khovanov homology. This is... More >
Intersectionality and Poverty: An Analysis of Women with Disabilities in the Philippines Through the Lens of Developmental Studies and Disability Studies
Lecture | March 21 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Kroeber Hall, Gifford Room (221)
Prof Soya Mori, Institute of Developing Economies, Japan External Trade Organization
Please join us for a talk by Soya Mori (Professor and Senior Researcher, Institute of Developing Economies, Japan External Trade Organization, and visiting scholar, UC Berkeley Dept of Anthropology) on Wednesday, March 21st at 4pm, in the Gifford Room (221), Kroeber Hall, UC Berkeley.
This talk (part of the HIFIS Disability Studies Occasional Lecture Series) is free and open to the public.... More >
Applied Math Seminar: A high-order discontinuous Galerkin method for variable-coefficient advection-diffusion problems
Seminar | March 21 | 4-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall
Raunak Borker, Stanford University
A high-order discontinuous Galerkin method with Lagrange multipliers (DGLM) is presented for the solution of the steady advection-diffusion equation with a variable advection field in the high Peclet number regime. In this regime, the standard finite element method (FEM) might produce non-physical oscillations in the solution at practical mesh resolutions. Like a Discontinuous Enrichment Method... More >
Lecture | March 21 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 282 Dwinelle Hall
Matthew Smith, Stanford University
How did we come to think of the self not as soul but as nervous system? This talk charts the rise of a neural conception of the self in Western culture and argues that the recent turn to neuroscience is a return as well: a return to a way of thinking about the human being that arose in the late 17th century and developed to maturity in the Victorian age. After sketching a brief history of the... More >
Conference/Symposium | March 21 | 4-7:45 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Multicultural Community Center
Center for Race and Gender, Department of Ethnic Studies, Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society, Institute of Governmental Studies, Department of Gender and Women's Studies, Institute for the Study of Societal Issues, American Cultures, Equity and Inclusion, Vice Chancellor
The Center for Race & Gender presents
INVISIBLE NO MORE:
A SYMPOSIUM ON RESISTING POLICE VIOLENCE AGAINST BLACK WOMEN AND WOMEN OF COLOR
Experiences of women of color often invisible in broader debates and movements around police violence, criminalization, and gender-based violence must fuel our research & resistance.
March 21-22, 2018
Multicultural Community Center, MLK Student... More >
Sport - Intercollegiate - Baseball/Softball | March 21 | 4 p.m. | Levine-Fricke Field
Cal Softball hosts Sacramento State at Levine-Fricke Field.
Seminar | March 21 | 4-5 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall
Joel Middleton, UC Berkeley
Under the Neyman causal model, a well-known result is that OLS with treatment-by-covariate interactions cannot harm asymptotic precision of estimated treatment effects in completely randomized experiments. But do such guarantees extend to experiments with more complex designs? This paper proposes a general framework for addressing this question and defines a class of generalized regression... More >
ERG Colloquium: Gwen Ottinger: Infrastructures for Engineer-Allies: The Invisible Conditions of Successful Collaboration with Social Justice Activists
Colloquium | March 21 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 126 Barrows Hall
Social and environmental justice activists are increasingly asking how technology can help them achieve their goals, and a growing number of engineers, computer scientists, and other technical experts are eager to help. But successful collaborations depend in no small part on taken-for-granted infrastructural elements... More >
Chern Lectures: Singular stochastic PDEs. Lecture 2: An analyst’s incursion into perturbative quantum field theory
Lecture | March 21 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 10 Evans Hall
Martin Hairer, Imperial College London
Lecture | March 21 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 202 South Hall
Niloufar Salehi introduces social computing systems to support collective action.
Environmental Care and the Infrastructure of Indifference: Tanner Lectures on Human Values by Michael Warner
Lecture | March 21 | 4:10-6:15 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room
Michael Warner will present a three-day lecture series with commentary by Anahid Nersissian, Dale Jamieson, and Jedediah Purdy on March 20, 21, & 22, 2018. The first day's lecture is titled "On the Grid." The second day's lecture is titled "Infrastructure as Ethics." There will be a seminar and discussion on the third day. All days' events are free and open to the public. No tickets required.
Seminar | March 21 | 4:30-5:30 p.m. | Cory Hall, 540AB DOP Center
Dr. Patrick Kolsch, Sales Manager, Spectra-Physics
Dr. Aram Zeytunyan, Senior Scientist, Newport
Lasers are used in a variety of research applications ranging from bioimaging to materials processing. In this seminar, new product developments in the area of ultrafast lasers and their applications in multiphoton imaging and molecular spectroscopy will be discussed.
Lecture | March 21 | 5-7 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, 310 Banatao Auditorium
Harvey Mansfield, Harvard University
March 21, 2018
5:00 pm 7:00 pm
310 Banatao Auditorium, Sutardja Dai Hall, Berkeley
Harvey Mansfield: The Metaphysics of Free Speech
The purpose of free speech is making things intelligible to fellow human beings, as opposed to self-expression. Thus, the fundamental subject of free speech is justice, and our relationship with our fellows.
San Francisco World History Reading Group: In Search of the Christian Buddha: How an Asian Sage Became a Medieval Saint by Lopez and McCracken
Meeting | March 21 | 5-7 p.m. | Civic Center Secondary School
ORIAS (Office of Resources for International and Area Studies)
Teachers in ORIAS World History Reading Groups read one book each month within a global studies theme. Participants meet monthly to eat and spend two hours in collegial conversation. It is a relaxing, intellectually rich atmosphere for both new and experienced teachers.
This event is for k-14 teachers.
Panel Discussion | March 21 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Haas School of Business, Chou Hall N500
Kriss Worthington; Brandon Anderson; Rashidah Grinage
The discussion over police and use of force, a constant refrain in Berkeleys community discourse, was revitalized over UC Berkeleys Free Speech Week last September. Nationally, protests against brutality have drawn to attention the relationship between police and the community. Large scale social movements have been critical of the nations police presence, concerning issues of accountability... More >
Meeting | July 2, 2014 – December 26, 2018 every Wednesday | 6:15-7:30 p.m. | 3119 Etcheverry Hall
Toastmasters has been the world leader in teaching public speaking since 1924. Meetings are an enjoyable, safe, self-paced course designed to get you up and running as a speaker in only a few months.
Performing Arts - Other | March 21 | 7-9 p.m. | Zellerbach Hall | Tickets sold out
Outspoken comedian Margaret Cho plays host to Front Row 2018, a once-in-a-lifetime, only-at-UC Berkeley experience. This year's event, created specifically by UCB students for UCB students, celebrates and explores issues of race, identity, and power in the entertainment industry. Joining Cho on stage are comedian, actress, and writer Ali Wong; comedian, writer, and performer Aparna Nancherla; and... More >
Only open to UC Berkeley students.
Film - Feature | March 21 | 7 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
A rare opportunity to see artistic reactions to colonial history, military dictatorships, and political violence by artists from Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Mexico, Nicaragua, Peru, and Uruguay.
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 >
Were Here, Were Queer, Were in the Public Record!: The LGBTQ Movement and Life as Seen Through Government Information
Exhibit - Artifacts | March 15 – August 31, 2018 every day | Doe Library, Brown Gallery
This exhibit showcases selected documents pertaining to LGBTQ history and highlights aspects of LGBTQ life that have been impacted by actions of federal, state, and local governments.
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 | March 10 – August 26, 2018 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. | Hearst Museum of Anthropology
For this Spring 2018 exhibit, entitled Face to Face: Looking at Objects that Look at You, the Hearst staff and 14 UC Berkeley freshmen have co-curated a global selection of objects that depict human faces in different ways. The exhibit asks: Why and how do crafting traditions of the world so often incorporate human faces, and how do people respond to those faces? Objects such as West African... More >