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Monday, April 30, 2018

Cal Alumni Association Online Application Reading - TAAP/KASP Scholarships

Miscellaneous | April 27 – May 9, 2018 every day with exceptions |  Online

 Cal Alumni Association

The Cal Alumni Association invites you to join us in reading and evaluating scholarship applications virtually for The Achievement Award and the Kruttschnitt Aspire Scholarship Programs from April 27th through May 9nd. Our dedicated alumni make these scholarships possible and we thank you for your time!

Virtual application readers will receive all training materials and scholarship...   More >

 https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cal-alumni-association-online-application-reading-2-taapkasp-tickets-43959034656?aff=email1. Register online

Number Theory and Arithmetic Geometry RTG Workshop

Seminar | April 30 – May 4, 2018 every day | 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | Evans Hall, 1015 and 740

 Max Lieblich, Robert Guralnick and Pham Tiep

 Department of Mathematics

During RRR week (4/30-5/4), the number theory and arithmetic geometry RTG will be holding a workshop. The workshop will have lecture series in the mornings and discussion/problem solving sessions in the afternoons in small groups. Max Lieblich will be giving a lecture series on recent progress on the Tate conjectures, and Robert Guralnick and Pham Tiep will be lecturing about group theory and...   More >

Teaching in Summer Workshop

Workshop | April 30 | 10 a.m.-1 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, Academic Innovation Studio (117)

 American Cultures

Please join us for a discussion of some of the best approaches to teaching during the summer at UC Berkeley. Among the topics, we will discuss are strategies for managing extended summer class time, what to expect from summer student enrollment, the specifics of the AC requirement, and teaching to issues of racial and economic justice in diverse classrooms.

  RSVP online by April 30.

Stephanie Schrader | Rembrandt and the Mughals

Lecture | April 30 | 12:30-2:30 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room) | Note change in time

 Stephanie Schrader, Curator, Department of Drawings, J. Paul Getty Museum

 Sugata Ray, Assistant Professor of South Asian Art, Department of History of Art, UC Berkeley

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies, Department of History of Art Stoddard Lecture Series, South Asia Art Initiative

A talk by Dr. Stephanie Schrader, curator at the Department of Drawings at the J. Paul Getty Museum, on her exhibition on Rembrandt and the Inspiration of India at the Getty Center, LA.

Seminar 211, Economic History: Topic Forthcoming

Seminar | April 30 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Jared Rubin, Chapman University

 Department of Economics

The neural circuits of the fly's olfactory memory

Seminar | April 30 | 2-3 p.m. | 540 Cory Hall

 Lou Scheffer, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

The fruit fly Drosophila will avoid odors previously associated with unpleasant experiences, and pursue odors previously associated with rewards. It has long been known that the seat of this associative learning is the Mushroom Body, a particular compartment of the fly's brain. Using a combination of genetic methods, behavioral experiments, electrophysiology, and circuit reconstruction (through...   More >

Differential Geometry Seminar: Higher-order estimates for collapsing Calabi-Yau metrics

Seminar | April 30 | 2:10-3 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Hans-Joachim Hein, Fordham University

 Department of Mathematics

Consider a compact Calabi-Yau manifold \(X\) with a holomorphic vibration \(F: X \rightarrow B\) over some base \(B\), together with a "collapsing" path of Kahler classes of the form \([F^*\omega _B] + t [\omega _X]\) for \(t \in (0,1]\). Understanding the limiting behavior as \(t \rightarrow 0\) of the Ricci-flat Kahler forms representing these classes is a basic problem in geometric analysis...   More >

Emotion in Social Media

Special Event | April 30 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 202 South Hall

 Galen Panger

 Information, School of

New findings about emotions in social media and their implications for social, behavioral, and data sciences.

Applied Math Seminar: Smoothing techniques for risk-averse PDE-constrained optimization

Seminar | April 30 | 3-4 p.m. | 959 Evans Hall

 Drew Kouri, Sandia National Laboratories

 Department of Mathematics

Many science and engineering applications necessitate the optimal control or design of systems described by partial differential equations (PDEs) with uncertain inputs such as coefficients, boundary conditions and initial conditions. In this talk, I formulate such problems as risk-averse optimization problems in Banach space. For many popular measures of risk such as coherent risk measures, the...   More >

BLISS Seminar: Phase Transitions in Generalized Linear Models

Seminar | April 30 | 3-4 p.m. | 540 Cory Hall

 Leo Miolane, INRIA

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

We consider generalized linear models (GLMs) where an unknown $n$-dimensional signal vector is observed through the application of a random matrix and a non-linear (possibly probabilistic) componentwise output function.

Arithmetic Geometry and Number Theory RTG Seminar: Constancy of generalized Hodge-Tate weights of a p-adic local system

Seminar | April 30 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Koji Shimizu, Harvard University

 Department of Mathematics

Sen attached to each p-adic Galois representation of a p-adic field a multiset of numbers called generalized Hodge-Tate weights. In this talk, we regard a p-adic local system on a rigid analytic variety as a geometric family of Galois representations and show that the multiset of generalized Hodge-Tate weights of the local system is constant. The pretalk is designed to be a quick introduction to...   More >

Avraham Shtub -Technion

Seminar | April 30 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 3108 Etcheverry Hall

 Avraham Shtub, Technion

 Industrial Engineering & Operations Research

Professor Avraham Shtub holds the Stephen and Sharon Seiden Chair in Project Management. He was a faculty member of the department of Industrial Engineering at Tel Aviv University from 1984 to 1998 where he also served as a chairman of the department (1993-1996)...   More >

War and the River: Cultural Production and Myth-making in Contemporary Bosnian Literature

Lecture | April 30 | 4-6 p.m. | B-4 Dwinelle Hall

 Faruk Sehic, Bosnian Author; Mirza Puric, Literary Translator

 Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES), Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures

This event will feature a reading by Bosnian author, Faruk Sehic, and literary translator, Mirza Puric. They will read selections of Sehic’s poetry and prose. A panel discussion, moderated by Antje Postema and Jasmina Husanovic, will follow. This discussion will engage the salient thematics of Sehic’s work while delving into current trends in Bosnian literary and cultural production.

STROBE Seminars: New Algorithms for Phase Retrieval and Ptychography

Seminar | April 30 | 4-5 p.m. | 433 Latimer Hall

 Dr. Stan Osher

 College of Chemistry

Stan Osher, "New Algorithms for Phase Retrieval and Ptychography"


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Dissertation talk: Classical delegation and verification of quantum computations

Seminar | April 30 | 4-5 p.m. | 540AB Cory Hall

 Urmila Mahadev

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Due to recent advances in quantum computing, two related open questions have become increasingly important. First, can a classical computer delegate a quantum computation without compromising privacy? Next, is it possible for a classical computer to verify the result of a quantum computation? In this talk, we present methods allowing a classical computer to achieve both of these cryptographic...   More >

The Next Generation of Brain-Computer Interfaces: Responding Implicitly to Learners' Cognitive State

Colloquium | April 30 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 2515 Tolman Hall

 Beste Yuksel, University of San Francisco

 Graduate School of Education

The human and computer are both complex machines, capable of sophisticated functions, yet there is a very narrow bandwidth of communication between them. A new generation of brain computer interfaces (BCIs) are currently being developed that can increase this communication bandwidth by passively detecting learners' cognitive state and responding appropriately in real-time. In this talk, I present...   More >

The Next Generation of Brain-Computer Interfaces: Responding Implicitly to Learners' Cognitive State

Colloquium | April 30 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 2515 Tolman Hall

 Beste Yuksel, University of San Francisco

 Graduate School of Education

The human and computer are both complex machines, capable of sophisticated functions, yet there is a very narrow bandwidth of communication between them. A new generation of brain computer interfaces (BCIs) are currently being developed that can increase this communication bandwidth by passively detecting learners' cognitive state and responding appropriately in real-time. In this talk, I present...   More >

Public Lecture by Nobel Laureate Jean Tirole: Economics of the Common Good

Lecture | April 30 | 4:30-6 p.m. | Haas School of Business, Spieker Forum, Chou Hall

 Jean Tirole, Chairman, Toulouse School of Economics

 Clausen Center for International Business and Policy, Gilbert Center for Applied Economics Conference

Jean Tirole will give the Joan and Egon von Kaschnitz Lecture this Spring, based on his book The Economics of the Common Good.

Citizenship’s Insular Cases: From Greece and Rome to Puerto Rico: 2018 Heller Lecture

Lecture | April 30 | 5:30-7 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall | Note change in time

 Dan-el Padilla Peralta, Princeton University

 Department of Classics

The title for this lecture references a series of court opinions in 1901 that marked a decisive turn in the United States’ practice of what has since become known as “differentiated citizenship.” Working backwards from this historical conjuncture, I will examine the appearance of systems of differentiated citizenship in the Greco-Roman Mediterranean and comment on their reception in several...   More >

Swahili Weekly Social Hour

Social Event | January 22 – April 30, 2018 every Monday with exceptions | 5:30-6:30 p.m. |  Jupiter

 2181 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley

 Center for African Studies

Speak Swahili with your fellow Swahili students and enthusiasts over a drink at Jupiter (check for location updates). This is an informal gathering to connect with other Swahili speakers on campus and in Berkeley. Each person will support their own beverage purchases (water, soda, coffee, tea, beer, etc.), but we will provide the good company! And of course, Swahili speaking only! All skill and...   More >

UROC DeCal – Demystifying the Research Process: Decolonizing Methods in Academic Research (Hosted by UROC: Undergraduate Researchers of Color)

Course | January 29 – April 30, 2018 every Monday with exceptions | 6-8 p.m. | 174 Barrows Hall

 Istifaa Ahmed, UROOC

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Ethnic Studies 98/198
Class Time: Mondays, 6pm-8pm, 1/22/18 - 4/30/18
Course Control Number (CCN): 24251

Units: 1-3 units

Student Instructor: Istifaa Ahmed

Welcome to our student-led organization and DeCal, Underrepresented Researchers of Color (UROC) – Demystifying the Research Process: Decolonizing Methods in Academic Research! We seek to build a community of researchers of color...   More >

Re-Assembling Hope: Rebecca Solnit in conversation with Dacher Keltner, Dan Kammen, Shannon Jackson and Friends of the Bay Area Book Festival

Lecture | April 30 | 6:30-8 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Dacher Keltner, Co-Director of the Greater Good Science Center, Professor, Psychology, UC Berkeley; Dan Kamman, Professor, Energy & Chair Energy and Resources Group; Shannon Jackson, Associate Vice Chancellor for the Arts and Design; Cyrus and Michelle Hadidi Chair in the Humanities, UC Berkeley; Rebecca Solnit, Writer

 Arts + Design

Join UC Berkeley alum Rebecca Solnit as she brings both the 2018 Bay Area Book Festival and A+D Mondays to a close with a conversation on the idea of Hope. Solnit, in conversation with a range of Berkeley professors, authors, and community activists will discuss our fraught political landscape, how literature and art help us to navigate through crises, and how Hope helps us to assemble and...   More >

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.

“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.

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.