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Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Earth Week 2018

Special Event | April 23 – 27, 2018 every day |  Sproul Hall

 Student Environmental Resource Center

Join the UC Berkeley environmental and sustainability community for an array of activating, inspiring, fun, educational, and celebratory events and programs during Earth Week 2018! Find full details at: serc.berkeley.edu/earth-week-2018

DataEDGE Conference

Conference/Symposium | April 24 | 9 a.m.-6 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium

 Information, School of

Are you and your organization taking advantage of the opportunities created by today’s flood of new data?

Do you know about the latest tools for storing, analyzing, and visualizing data? Have you considered the privacy implications of working with data? How do leaders balance intuition and data in making important decisions?

The UC Berkeley School of Information’s DataEDGE conference will...   More >

  Register online

Political Ecology in China and Laos

Seminar | April 24 | 9-9:30 a.m. | Barrows Hall, Radio broadcast, ON-AIR ONLY, 90.7 FM

 Juliet Lu, Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management; Erik Sathe, Department of Integrative Biology

 KALX 90.7 FM

Juliet is a political ecologist studying the power dynamics involved with the rubber production industry in China and in Laos. In the interview, Juliet explains how political ecology is useful as a lens to explore the interplay of government policy, industry, and conservation.

Juliet Lu

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.

Heathcock Seminar in Organic Chemistry: Demystifying the Soai Reaction

Seminar | April 24 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Scott Denmark, Department of Chemistry, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

 College of Chemistry

The autocatalytic, asymmetry-amplifying alkylation of pyrimidine-5-carbaldehydes with diisopropylzinc, crowned as the ‘Soai reaction’ occupies a venerable position in organic chemistry. Since its discovery, the reaction with its unique properties representing a fortuitous confluence of three phenomena in catalysis: autocatalysis, enantioselective catalysis and non-linear effects (asymmetric...   More >

In Vivo Delivery of Cas9 Ribonucleoprotein and Donor DNA with Gold Nanoparticles

Seminar | April 24 | 12-1 p.m. | 115 Energy Biosciences Building

 Niren Murthy, Department of Bioengineering, UC Berkeley

 QB3 - California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences

Plutonium Contamination of the Environment: What’s the Problem?: with Dr. Mavrik Zavarin

Lecture | April 24 | 12-1 p.m. | 4101 Etcheverry Hall

 Dr. Mavrik Zavarin, LLNL

 Nuclear Science and Security Consortium

Over the past 75 years, the global inventory of plutonium on earth has increased by a factor of approximately 10 6 . A fraction of this plutonium inventory has been released into the environment and can be identified in sediments, rock and glacial ice. As a result, plutonium environmental chemistry has gained sincere interest both in the public and scientific communities. Plutonium aquatic...   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.

The ‘Dialectics of Toil’: Reflections on the Politics of Space after Apartheid

Colloquium | April 24 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 80 Barrows Hall

 Anne-Maria Makhulu, Associate Professor, Department of Cultural Anthropology, Duke University

 Center for African Studies

In coordination with Anthropology 183: The Anthropology of Africa.

The 'dialectics of toil': Reflections on the politics of space after apartheid

Colloquium | April 24 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 80 Barrows Hall

 Anne-Maria Makhulu, Associate Professor, Department of Cultural Anthropology, Duke University Law

 Center for African Studies, Department of Anthropology

This event is a collaboration of CAS Africa Colloquium Series and Anthropology 183 - The Anthropology of Africa (Ferme)

Since the end of the liberation struggle South Africa’s cities have become crucial spaces of self-determination and lively community democracy. Yet their form has changed very little instead highlighting the persistence of poverty (and racism) within neoliberal,...   More >

Anne-Maria B. Makhulu, Associate Professor, Duke University, Cultural Anthropology

Development Lunch: "Technology Adoption and Information Networks" and TBA

Seminar | April 24 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Benedetta Lerva; Arlen Guarin Galeano

 Department of Economics

3-Manifold Seminar: Hilbert-Smith conjecture for 3-manifolds

Seminar | April 24 | 12:40-2 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Franco Vargas, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Following the paper of John Pardon of the same title, we will see that there does not exist a faithful action of the p-adic integers on any connected 3-manifold. This is equivalent to showing that any locally compact topological group that acts faithfully on a connected 3-manifold has to be a Lie Group.

“A Preference for the Similar: Evidence From Peer Mentoring for Smoking Cessation.”

Colloquium | April 24 | 12:40-2 p.m. | 104 Genetics & Plant Biology Building

 Justin White, PhD, Assistant Professor, Health Economics, Institute for Health Policy Studies & the Dept of Epidemiology & Biostatistics UCSF School of Medicine

 Public Health, School of

Although peer effects have been documented in many contexts, little is known about the role played by peer characteristics in mediating those effects. Are people more likely to follow those most similar to them? Along what dimensions does similarity matter most? We study this question in the context of peer mentoring for smoking cessation, delivered by former smokers through a text-messaging...   More >

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.

Chinese Language Resources in Humanities and Classics

Information Session | April 24 | 2-3:30 p.m. | East Asian Library, Rm. 341

 Jianye He


Introduction to selected Chinese research resources on Sinology in both print and electronic format.

Seminar 218, Psychology and Economics: "Gender Differences in Alternating-offer Bargaining: An Experimental Study"

Seminar | April 24 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Nagore Iriberri, University of the Basque Country

 Department of Economics

Seminar 237/281, Macro/International Seminar: Topic Forthcoming

Seminar | April 24 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Steve Davis

 Department of Economics

Butterfly Walk

Tour/Open House | April 24 – October 23, 2018 the fourth Tuesday of the month every month | 3-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join Sally Levinson, Garden volunteer propagator, docent and 'caterpillar lady', as she guides you through the Botanical Garden in search of butterflies.

Space is on a first-come basis. Children welcome. Free with garden admission.

Free with Garden Admission

EY-Parthenon Education Forum – Higher Education: Higher education for employment: from a “student service” to an institutional strategy

Colloquium | April 24 | 3-7 p.m. |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Rena Dorph, Director, Lawrence Hall of Science; Robert Lytle, Global Head of Education, EY-Parthenon, Ernst & Young LLP; Dave Hoverman, Managing Director, EY-Parthenon, Ernst & Young LLP; Dan Black, Director, EY Global Recruiting Leader, Ernst & Young LLP; Manny Contomanolis, Senior Associate Vice President, Northeastern University; Kelly Peaton, Executive Director, Silicon Valley Organization Foundation; David Stern, Emeritus Professor of Education, University of California, Berkeley; Jim Wunderman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Bay Area Council; P.K. Agarwal, Chief Executive Officer, Northeastern University Silicon Valley; Tammeil Y. Gilkerson, President, Laney College; Mary B. Marcy, President, Dominican University of California; John C. Mitchell, Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning, Stanford University; Leroy M. Morishita, President, California State University, East Bay; David Vice, President, Asher College

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

“To get a good job” is the top priority of 88% of today’s entering freshmen. Embedded within the mission of each higher education institution, then, is an aspiration (implicit or explicit) for excellence in career relevance for its students.

Despite this near-universal objective and a surfeit of programs and services, the putative beneficiaries of these energies – students and employers – are...   More >

$0 There is no price to attend, but registration is required. To register, please email EYPEF.HigherEd@parthenon.ey.com.

  Register by emailing EYPEF.HigherEd@parthenon.ey.com

DSP Presents Art Showcase: Featuring Cal students and Creative Growth Artists

Social Event | April 24 | 3:30-6 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Multicultural Community Center (MCC)

 Disabled Students' Program

Come mix and mingle while enjoying art by Cal students and Creative Growth artists. Refreshments will be served.

First 15 guests will receive a door prize.

The MCC is ADA accessible. If accommodations are needed, please contact access@berkeley.edu at least one week prior to the event. Thanks!

DSP Presents: Art Showcase Flyer

Cognitive Neuroscience Colloquium: Simultaneous representation of sensory and mnemonic information in human visual cortex.

Colloquium | April 24 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

 John Serences, Department of Psychology, UCSD

 Department of Psychology

The Art of Ingenuity: The Swindle Story around the World

Colloquium | April 24 | 4 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Christopher Rea, University of British Columbia

 Weihong Bao, East Asian Languages and Cultures, UC Berkeley

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

Why do collections of swindle stories appear at certain times and places? In China, for example, the swindle story has experienced bursts of popularity during the late Ming, the early Republican era, the early Mao era, and during the last 20 years. And comparable works exist around the world. What, for example, do Zhang Yingyu’s Book of Swindles (Ming China, 1617), Richard King’s The New Cheats...   More >

Electron Correlation from Vacuum Fluctuations

Seminar | April 24 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Filipp Furche, Department of Chemistry, UC Irvine

 College of Chemistry

The traditional view of electron correlation is based on the cluster expansion of the correlation energy into contributions from pairs, triples,...of electrons. Fluctuation-based electronic structure methods, on the other hand, use vacuum fluctuations corresponding to virtual pairs of electrons and holes traveling forward and backward in time, and their multiples, to describe correlation in...   More >

Equity and the Environment: What’s the connection?: Berkeley Distinguished Lectures in Data Science

Lecture | April 24 | 4-5 p.m. | 190 Doe Library

 Rachel Morello-Frosch

 Berkeley Institute for Data Science

Featuring Professor Rachel Morello-Frosch, from Environmental Science, Policy, and Management Department and the School of Public Health

Emerging research indicates that more unequal societies have more polluted and degraded environments, perhaps also helping to explain why more unequal societies are often less healthy. A lack of “environmental justice”—that is, a situation in which people of...   More >

Computation in Nature and Lifelong Learning Machines

Colloquium | April 24 | 4-5 p.m. | 606 Soda Hall

 Hava Siegelmann, DARPA

 Security research group

Lifelong Learning encompasses computational methods that allow systems to learn in runtime and incorporate learning for application in new, unanticipated situations.

Seminar 221, Industrial Organization: ​"Political Connections and Market Structure"

Seminar | April 24 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Lorenzo Magnolfi, University of Wisconsin - Madison

 Department of Economics

Naomi Hossain | From Malthusia to the Aid Lab: A short history of Bangladesh’s surprising success

Lecture | April 24 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Naomi Hossain, Research Fellow, Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex

 Sanchita B. Saxena, Director, Subir and Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies; Executive Director, Institute for South Asia Studies

 The Subir and Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies, Institute for South Asia Studies

A talk by political sociologist, Naomi Hossain.

Consuming Temples on Both Sides of the Atlantic: German-speaking Jews from the Department Store to the Mall

Lecture | April 24 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Paul Lerner

 Institute of European Studies, Center for German and European Studies

This talk focuses on two contexts: the formation of consumer culture in nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Germany and the activites of German-speaking émigrés in American consumer culture after World War II. It will show how department stores and other commercial venues were coded and represented as "Jewish" in the pre-war German context, while in postwar America, the work of some of these...   More >

Magic Spells: A Research Workshop on Hebrew Amulets: With Magnes curators Shir Gal Kochavi, Zoe Lewin, and Francesco Spagnolo

Lecture | April 24 | 5:30-7 p.m. |  Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)

 Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

Join Magnes curators in discovering the elaborate texts and imagery, magic formulas, and kabbalistic sources in Hebrew amulets.

Worn on one’s person or placed in homes, Jewish amulets are used at moments of vulnerability and transition, like childbirth, marriage, or illness. They feature texts including biblical verses, Psalms, divine names, and invocations of powerful figures like angels, and...   More >

Mapping as Research with Trevor Paglen: Trevor Paglen in conversation with Julia Bryan-Wilson

Lecture | April 24 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Osher Theater

 Arts Research Center

To celebrate his first comprehensive artist monograph, Trevor Paglen (UC Berkeley Geography PhD and 2017 MacArthur “genius” fellow) will discuss his work with ARC Director Julia Bryan-Wilson.

Creating Sustainable Supply Chains: Fashion Panel

Panel Discussion | April 24 | 6-8 p.m. |  Haas School of Business

 Institute for Business and Social Impact

Join Net Impact for an engaging conversation and interactive panel on sustainability in the fashion industry. Panelists will share how their companies are approaching sustainability and the opportunities and challenges that emerging and legacy fashion brands face when it comes to sustainable supply chains. This event is perfect for anyone in business, design or anyone who wants to know more about...   More >

Holloway Poetry Reading: Brenda Hillman and Jane Gregory

Reading - Literary | April 24 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, 315, Maude Fife

 Brenda Hillman

 Jane Gregoryu, Berkeley English

 Holloway Reading Series

The Holloway Series in Poetry invites you to the final reading of the semester. Brenda Hillman, joined by Jane Gregory, will read on Tuesday, April 24th at 6:30pm in the Maude Fife room (315 Wheeler Hall) at UC Berkeley.

The reading is free and open to the public. We hope to see you there, and please forward this notice widely!


Brenda Hillman is the author of ten collections...   More >

Versvergnügen: A German Cabaret

Performing Arts - Theater | April 24 – 25, 2018 every day | 7-8:15 p.m. | B-4 Dwinelle Hall

 Students in Ger 102A, Department of German

 Department of German

UC Berkeley's students of German present poetry, skits, and music in their annual Cabaret Program

Baseball vs. Sacramento State

Sport - Intercollegiate - Baseball/Softball | April 24 | 7:30 p.m. |  Evans Field

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Baseball hosts Sacramento State at Evans Diamond.

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 >

“We’re Here, We’re Queer, We’re 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.

Deep Dive or The Limits of Immersion: An Exhibition of Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality Artworks

Exhibit - Multimedia | April 5 – 26, 2018 every day | Kroeber Hall, Room 116, Worth Ryder Gallery

 Art Practice, Department of

Deep Dive or The Limits of Immersion explores the possibilities and challenges of Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality (AR/VR) to shape, integrate, and confuse aspects of reality.

The eight artists included in the exhibition have created guided meditations that take the viewer through various computer generated landscapes. The liminal spaces in AR/VR present poetic imaginaries of ecology,...   More >

Possible Titles: The Spring 2018 Honor's Studio Exhibition

Exhibit - Multimedia | April 11 – 26, 2018 every day | Kroeber Hall, Room 116, Worth Ryder Gallery

 Art Practice, Department of

The Worth Ryder Art Gallery is pleased to present Possible Titles – The Spring 2018 Honors Studio Exhibition.

Each semester a select few art majors who are creating outstanding work are chosen for the Honor’s Studio Program by the Department of Art Practice Faculty. They are awarded access to a shared studio space in Wurster Hall, and at the end of each semester they prepare a project for...   More >

Sustaining Grandeur: The First 100 Years of Save the Redwoods League

Exhibit - Artifacts | April 20 – August 31, 2018 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | Bancroft Library, Bancroft Gallery

 Bancroft Library

(Gallery is just inside east entrance to Doe) MARKING THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY of the founding of Save the Redwoods League, Sustaining Grandeur is a collaborative exhibition between The Bancroft Library and the League. The exhibition explores the organization’s first century protecting California’s redwood forests and the surrounding lands that sustain them, and looks forward to the League’s...   More >

Science Gets Graphic: Cartoons, Comics and Graphic Novels in the Sciences

Exhibit - Artifacts | April 23 – August 24, 2018 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday with exceptions | Evans Hall, Mathematics Statistics Library (100 Evans)


In the past decade, we have witnessed significant growth in the use of visual imagery and storytelling to engage students in the sciences. From manga guides and illustrated texts to biographies and zombies teaching calculus, this display features illustrated works and graphic novels from our collections that aim to teach college students and the general public about science...   More >

Bearing Light: Berkeley at 150

Exhibit - Artifacts | April 16, 2018 – February 28, 2019 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. | Bancroft Library, 2nd Floor Corridor

 Bancroft Library

This exhibition celebrates the University of California’s sesquicentennial anniversary with photographs, correspondence, publications, and other documentation drawn from the University Archives and The Bancroft Library collections. It features an array of golden bears, including Oski, and explores the illustrious history of UC Berkeley.

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 >