Wednesday, May 2, 2018
Miscellaneous | April 27 – May 9, 2018 every day with exceptions | Online
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 >
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Conference/Symposium | May 1 – 4, 2018 every day | Impact Hub San Francisco
1885 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94103
Join the Regenerative Movement at ReGen18!
When: May 1-4,2018
Where: Impact HubSan Francisco
Register to attend: Use code R30_BerkeleyHaas for a 30% discount off registration: http://bit.ly/2EUdw0B
We are only days away from the launch of ReGen18! You wont want to miss this opportunity. Join us May 1-4 in the heart of theMission District at Impact Hub San Francisco. We will be... More >
Seminar | May 2 – 3, 2018 every day | Jacobs Hall
On Wednesday, May 2, and Thursday, May 3, join the Jacobs Institute for the Jacobs Spring Design Showcase. At this lively open house, you can meet student designers, check out innovations in fields from health to mobility, and celebrate the semester over conversation and refreshments.
Miscellaneous | April 25 – December 12, 2018 every Wednesday | Anthony Hall
Graduate Students! Take advantage of the Graduate Student Lounge at Anthony Hall. Study, grade papers, meet with other grad students.
Graduate Students only! However, Anthony Hall can be made available to the entire campus and community for reservations at other times.
Special Event | May 2 – 3, 2018 every day | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. | University Hall, Room 28
Fred Choa, PE, Associate, Fehr & Peers Associates
This two-day course provides beginning to intermediate computer lab training in SYNCHRO / SimTraffic10 software and the recently published 2010 Highway Capacity Manual (HCM 2010) for vehicles, pedestrians and bicyclists. Working on a real-world project, students will use SYNCHRO to insert an aerial background, insert / modify roadways, input intersection geometrics, multi-modal traffic volumes... More >
$395.00 CA Public Agency, $790.00 Standard Fee
Sport - Recreational | May 2 | 9:30-10:30 a.m. | UC Botanical Garden
Experience the Garden in a whole new way as you reconnect with your body and with nature in this 60-minute yoga walk. Through gentle movements, standing poses, and breathing exercises, we will walk through the Garden paths, pause at vistas and groves, and awaken your senses. This class is open to all bodies and led by Eugenia Park, a yoga instructor-Ayurveda wellness counselor, mediator, and dancer.
$20 / $15 UCBG Member / Free for UC Students, Faculty, and Staff
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
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 >
Colloquium | May 2 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall
Department of History, Phi Alpha Theta, Chi Chapter
The 101 Circus is the great annual gathering at which undergraduate history majors present their thesis research. Students will give 10-minute presentations on their research before opening the floor for 5-minute Q&A sessions.
The History 101 seminar is designed to guide students through the capstone experience of undergraduate education as a history major: the researching and writing of a... More >
Lecture | May 2 | 10-11:30 a.m. | 650 Barrows Hall
Professor Andrey Makarychev, Visiting Professor at Johan Skytte Institute of Political Science, University of Tartu (Estonia)
This online lecture aims at introducing the concept of biopolitics, along with the multifaceted policies and practices this concept entails, into the field of Russian studies. Biopolitics not only brings up the issues of corporeality and sexuality at the top of political agenda; it also contains strong religious components, selective migration policy, and constructs new identities and loyalties... More >
Special Event | May 2 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | 2451 Ridge Road, Shire Hall (Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership)
Each Spring, hundreds of attendees convene in Berkeley, CA for two days of social impact innovation. With 13 tracks and 100 capstone teams, see where the future of engineering is headed by uncovering the projects created in collaboration between UC Berkeley faculty, industry partners, and Master of Engineering student leaders.
Special Event | May 2 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden
Come learn all about cactus and agave at this month's Discovery Station.
Presentation | May 2 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 490 Cory Hall
Claire M. Lochner, EECS
Flexible electronics interface well with the human body, enabling wearable device implementations that were previously limited by the rigid form factors of conventional electronics. This work explores applying printed and flexible organic light emitting diodes (OLEDs) in biomedicine. A proof-of-concept solution-processed organic optoelectronic pulse oximeter is demonstrated, as well as a new OLED... More >
Seminar | May 2 | 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, VCL center, 510
Computational imaging has open many possibility in the study of imaging; examples are digital refocusing, phase retrieval and diffuser cameras. The optics in use does not necessarily form an image of the target, as done in traditional imaging, but capture essential features for a post-capture computation to reconstruct the image. The design of computational part will also affect how the optics is... More >
Seminar | May 2 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 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 >
Seminar | May 2 | 12-1 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall
Krishna Nayak, University of Southern California
This talk will summarize two of the translational MRI efforts in my lab. One is the application of arterial spin labeling (ASL) to the human heart. ASL is a non-contrast technique for measuring tissue perfusion, and could be extremely valuable in the assessment of ischemic heart disease, especially high-risk groups such as those with kidney failure. Cardiac ASL-MRI is challenging because of the... More >
Plant and Microbial Biology Plant Seminar: "Mechanisms for target specificity in transcriptional regulation controlling Arabidopsis anther development"
Seminar | May 2 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall
Hong Ma, Fudan University and Penn State
In the area of functional studies of genes important for plant reproductive development, we focus on molecular basis of meiotic homologous recombination and chromosome condensation and segregation, gene networks controlling anther and pollen development, and regulatory elements ensuring reproductive development in response to environmental changes, such as light, drought and heat.
Lecture | May 2 | 12-1 p.m. | Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)
"Arthur Szyk: Soldier in Art" (Giles, 2017) was named the winner of the 2017 National Jewish Book Award, in the category of Visual Arts. This new publication celebrates the diverse aspects of Szyk's career and examines his highly detailed artwork.
Performing Arts - Music | May 2 | 12 p.m. | Hertz Concert Hall
Fall welcome misc.
Javanese and Balinese Gamelan music and dance - student ensembles led by Midiyanto, Dewa Putu Berata, and Lisa Gold
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... More >
Lecture | May 2 | 12-1 p.m. | 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)
In 2011 and 2012 the archaeological site of El-Hibeh in Middle Egypt was badly looted in the aftermath of the 2011 Egyptian Revolution. Every part of the ancient tell, once a first millennium BCE provincial city, was violated--from above, from below, and from the side. In our 2017 field season we began the process of assessing the damage and figuring out how to proceed in future.
Colloquium | May 2 | 12:10-1:15 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall
Supreet Kaur, Assistant Professor, UC Berkeley Department of Economics
A distinguishing feature of the labor market is social interaction among co-workers---providing the ingredients for social norms to develop and constrain behavior. We use a field experiment to test whether social norms against accepting wage cuts distort workers' labor supply during periods of unemployment. We partner with 183 existing employers, who offer jobs to 502 randomly-selected laborers... More >
Workshop | May 2 | 12:10-1 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club
Kim Guess, RD, Wellness Program Dietitian, Be well at Work - Wellness
Do you want to gain confidence in the kitchen but dont have time for culinary school? Learn some of the key cooking techniques that are commonly used in classic recipes. You may even be inspired to create your own recipes! Lecture, brief cooking demonstration, and a sample will be provided.
Workshop | May 2 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club
Caryn Doherty, LCSW, Senior Alternatives
Knowing the resources in advance of a crisis and being prepared to discuss options with an elder, can be invaluable to you and your loved one. This informative workshop, offered by a geriatric care manager, will include a discussion of the challenges you may encounter as you attempt to assist your elder with their wish to remain living safely at home. Resources such as in-home care, care... More >
Lecture | May 2 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | Freight and Salvage Coffeehouse
2020 Addison St, Berkeley, CA 94704
Mason Willrich will outline a national strategy for modernizing and decarbonizing America's electric infrastructure.
Composition Colloquium - Martin Matalon Bloch Lecture featuring Jennifer Curtis, (International Contemporary Ensemble): Bloch Lecture 2: Music for Instruments and Live Electronics: Traces feat. a performance of Traces VIII for violin and electronics, Dan Flanagan (Eco Ensemble)
Colloquium | May 2 | 1 p.m. | CNMAT (1750 Arch St.)
Born in Buenos Aires in 1958, Martin Matalon received his Bachelor degree in Composition from the Boston Conservatory of Music In 1984, and in 1986 his Masters degree from the Juilliard School of Music. In 1989, having initiated himself in conducting with Jacques-Louis Monod, he founded Music Mobile, a New York-based ensemble devoted to the contemporary repertoire (1989-96).
Among his awards,... 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 email@example.com... More >
Seminar | May 2 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall
Camille Male, Institut de Mathématiques de Bordeaux
Professor Dan Virgil Voiculescu invented the theory of free probability in order to study abstract objects in operator algebra, the von Neumann algebras of free group. A unexpected and extremely powerful application of his theory is that it allows to predict the eigenvalues distribution of functions of certain independent random matrices. The properties of the limiting non commutative... More >
Film - Feature | May 2 | 3:10 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Directed by the Belarusian Yuri Tarich, this extraordinary 1926 Soviet silent film set in the sixteenth century was influential in the direction of Eisensteins two-part Ivan the Terrible (1944-46).
Seminar | May 2 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building
Manuel Llinás, Penn State University
Working towards a dynamic-stiffness hydrogel platform utilizing Phytochrome B and Phytochrome Interacting Factor 6 as a light-inducible crosslinker/Mechanisms and Descriptors of Carbon-Carbon and Carbon-Nitrogen Bond Forming Reactions over Hydroxyapatite
Colloquium | May 2 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall
Nahyun Cho, Ph.D. student in the Schaffer Group and Sohn Group; Christopher Ho, Ph.D. student in the Bell Group
Reception for "We're Here, We're Queer, We're in the Public Record!": An exhibit of the LGBTQ Movement and Life as Seen through Government Information
Reception | May 2 | 4-6 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Library
This exhibition showcases selected documents pertaining to LGBTQ history and highlights aspects of LGBTQ life that have been impacted by the actions of federal, state, and local governments.
The Library attempts to offer programs in accessible, barrier-free settings. If you think you my require disability-related accommodations, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org, as soon as possible.
Special Seminar: 5-chromatic unit-distance graphs in the plane: initial discovery and subsequent progress
Seminar | May 2 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 3 Evans Hall
Aubrey de Grey, SENS Research Foundation
Earlier this year I made the first improvement since 1950 to the bounds of the Hadwiger-Nelson problem, which is to determine the chromatic number of the plane (CNP); the lower bound was previously 4, since there are 4-chromatic unit-distance (UD) graphs in the plane. The improvement to CNP ≥ 5 was achieved by identifying, though not actually defining precisely, a numerical function of UD... More >
Seminar | May 2 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 114 Morgan Hall
Sonia Najjar, Ohio University
Special Event | May 2 | 4:30-5:30 p.m. | 310 Jacobs Hall
Join us for our Second Annual Certificate Ceremony on Wednesday, May 2nd @ 310 Jacobs Hall, 4:30pm to 5:30pm, as we honor our latest cohort of students to receive the Berkeley Certificate in Design Innovation. Come by and celebrate with our students, learn more about the certificate program and chat with members of our academic committee. Refreshments will be served.
Center for Computational Biology Seminar: Dr. Murat Acar, Associate Professor of Molecular Cellular and Developmental Biology, Yale University
Seminar | May 2 | 4:30-5:30 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center
Quantitative insights into gene network evolution and aging in the context of a canonical network
Regulation of gene expression in the yeast galactose utilization network has served as a paradigm for eukaryotic transcriptional control for 60 years now. Using the GAL network as an experimental model, we characterized cross-species evolution of this network and how cellular aging... More >
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Film - Documentary | May 2 | 7-9 p.m. | 405 Moffitt Undergraduate Library
"This is the story of an American hero and legend, one who stands tall amongst the likes of Robert Kennedy, Harriet Tubman, and Martin Luther King, Jr. -- and yet few people know her name. Wilma Mankiller is someone who humbly defied the odds to fight injustice and give a voice to the voiceless. She overcame rampant sexism and personal challenges to emerge as the Cherokee Nation's first female... More >
Must have a UCB student ID for entrance.
Film - Feature | May 2 | 7 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Tonights program mingles short African fiction films with documentary essays from the diaspora. Discover works by Alassane Sy and Mamadou Dia (Senegal), Cedric Ido (Burkina Faso), Lebert Bethune (Jamaica), and Carlos Javier Ortiz (Oakland by way of Chicago).
Exhibits and Ongoing Events
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 - 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.
Exhibit - Artifacts | April 20 – September 14, 2018 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | Bancroft Library, Bancroft Gallery
(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 organizations first century protecting Californias redwood forests and the surrounding lands that sustain them, and looks forward to the Leagues... More >
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 >
Exhibit - Artifacts | October 13, 2017 – May 30, 2019 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | Bancroft Library, Rowell Cases, near Heyns Reading Room, 2nd floor corridor between The Bancroft Library and Doe
Let there be laughter! This exhibition features Cal students cartoons, jokes, and satire from throughout the years, selected from their humor magazines and other publications.
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
This exhibition celebrates the University of Californias 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)
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 – December 9, 2018 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. | Hearst Museum of Anthropology | Note change in date
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 >