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Tuesday, May 8, 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

Dissertation Talk: Walking Silicon Microrobots

Presentation | May 8 | 9-11:30 a.m. | 490 Cory Hall

 Daniel Contreras, EECS

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Dissertation talk on walking silicon microrobots

BIO Express Travel Signature Day

Miscellaneous | May 8 | 9 a.m.-2 p.m. | International House, Great Hall

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Berkeley International Office has set aside this special day for "express" travel signatures just for you! Stop by any time during the hours below to get your documents signed on-the-spot.

Why Read Long Novels?

Seminar | May 8 | 9-9:30 a.m. | Barrows Hall, Radio Broadcast, ON-AIR ONLY, 90.7 FM

 Marianne Kaletzky, Department of Comparative Literature; Andrew Saintsing, Department of Integrative Biology

 KALX 90.7 FM

Tune in for another exciting episode of The Graduates as we speak with Marianne Kaletzky about the novel 2666 by Roberto Bolaño. Marianne is a PhD candidate in the Department of Comparative Literature. Her dissertation promotes the value of distraction in cultivating complex thought. In the interview, Marianne and I discuss the purpose of literature and address difficulties that prevent people...   More >

Birds of Berkeley Bird Walk

Workshop | May 8 | 9:30-11:30 a.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join Birds of Berkeley author, Oliver James, for a bird walk in the Garden. Birds of Berkeley is a full-color field guide to 25 birds easily found in Berkeley proves that even the city’s avian residents are a little quirky. Copies of his book will be available for sale and signing.

$20, $18 UCBG members, Free for UC Students, Faculty, and Staff

 SOLD OUT.

Dissertation Talk: Energy-efficient and High-bandwidth Density Monolithic Optical Transceivers in Advanced CMOS Processes

Seminar | May 8 | 10-11 a.m. | 521 Cory Hall

 Sajjad Moazeni, EECS

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Dissertation talk by Sajjad Moazeni (Advisor: Prof. Vladimir Stojanovic)

Today’s conventional cloud computing and mobile platforms have been challenged by the advent of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Internet of Things (IoT). The performance and diversity requirements of these applications demand the shift towards hyper-scale datacenters, Exascale high-performance computing (HPC),...   More >

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.

Host adaptations to microbial diversity

Seminar | May 8 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

 Kenneth Cadwell, Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine, Department of Microbiology, New York University School of Medicine

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

AbbVie Seminar in Organic Chemistry: Mechanistic Insights into PTEN Signaling

Seminar | May 8 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Dr. Philip Cole, Department of Biological Chemistry & Molecular Pharmacology, Harvard Medical School

 College of Chemistry

The lipid phosphatase PTEN is a key tumor suppressor gene that regulates the level of the phospholipid PIP3 in cells, opposing the action of PI3-kinase. Rising PIP3 promotes cancer cell growth by stimulating Akt protein kinase activity. PTEN function is modulated by phosphorylation and the ubiquitin ligase WWP2. We will discuss our progress on understanding the mechanisms of regulation of PTEN,...   More >

Certificate Program in Construction Management Online Information Session

Information Session | May 8 | 12-1 p.m. |  Online

 David Brotherton, M.B.A., M.Sc.

 UC Berkeley Extension

Learn how the Certificate Program in Construction Management provides thorough, up-to-date preparation for effective leadership on construction projects of any size. Gain problem-solving skills to manage cost, scheduling, risk and environmental issues.

  Register online

LinkedIn: Social Media Saviness for Job Seekers: The Berkeley Network Webinar Series

Workshop | May 8 | 12-1 p.m. |  Alumni House

 Robin Reshwan, CS Advising

 Cal Alumni Association

Join Cal Alumni Association and host Robin Reshwan to learn how to enhance your LinkedIn profile so employers and recruiters reach out to you.

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.

Development Lunch: TBA

Seminar | May 8 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Danish Us-Salam; Patrick Olobo

 Department of Economics

BIDS Data Science Faire

Information Session | May 8 | 1:30-5 p.m. | 190 Doe Library

 Rachel Thomas, fast.ai

 Berkeley Institute for Data Science

This year’s Data Science Faire will feature a variety of presentations, lightning talks, posters and demonstrations from researchers across campus. Participants will learn about exciting data-intensive research and open source projects, and connect with UC Berkeley data scientists representing a wide variety research domains and methodological areas. Our Keynote Address will be presented by...   More >

Dissertation Talk: An Integrative Approach to Data-Driven Monitoring and Control

Presentation | May 8 | 3-4 p.m. | 540AB Cory Hall

 Roel Dobbe, EECS

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

How can we integrate data-driven techniques to improve and extend the capabilities of existing critical infrastructure, while safeguarding important values such as safety or privacy? In this dissertation, this question forms the driver for modernizing electric distribution networks to deal with higher levels of renewable generation and electrification.

Seminar 221, Industrial Organization: ​"Industry Input in Policymaking: Evidence from Medicare"

Seminar | May 8 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 David Chan, Stanford School of Medicine

 Department of Economics

The First Armenian Republic: A Century Later

Conference/Symposium | May 8 | 7:30-10 p.m. |  Saroyan Hall, Krouzian-Zekarian-Vasbouragan Armenian School

 825 Brotherhood Way, San Francisco, CA 94132

 Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES), Armenian Studies Program

Speakers:

--Dr. George Bournoutian (Iona College)
“The Transformation of the Erevan Province into the Armenian Republic.”

--Dr. Amaduni Virabyan (Director of the National Archives of Armenia).
“Socioeconomic Conditions during the First Armenian Republic.” (in Armenian)

--Dr. Ashot Melkonyan (Director of the Institute of History of the National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of...   More >

An Evening with David Sedaris

Performing Arts - Other | May 8 | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Cal Performances

David Sedaris returns to Berkeley with his signature sardonic wit and incisive social criticism. A master of satire and one of America’s preeminent humorists, Sedaris contributes regularly to The New Yorker and BBC Radio 4 and his latest book, Theft By Finding, was recently released to widespread critical acclaim. The evening concludes with an audience Q&A and book signing.

$36-$88 prices subject to change

  Buy tickets online or by calling 510-642-9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

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

 Library

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)

 Library

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 >

ON VIEW: ARCH 205B Studio One Final Review Projects

Exhibit - Multimedia | May 4 – June 18, 2018 every day | Lobby Wurster Hall

 Environmental Design, College of

ON VIEW: MAY 4-JUNE 18. Graduate student work from the Spring 2018 Studio One will be on display in the Wurster Sculpture Courtyard. Open to all!

ON VIEW: ARCH 204B Thesis Studio Final Review Projects

Exhibit - Multimedia | May 4 – 13, 2018 every day | Lobby Wurster Hall

 Environmental Design, College of

ON VIEW: May 4-13. Graduate student work from ARCH 204B Thesis Studio will be on view through Commencement weekend. Open to all.

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 >

Spring 2018 Visual Studies 280 Exhibition & Open House

Exhibit - Multimedia | May 8 | 6-9 p.m. | 170 Wurster Hall

 Environmental Design, College of

TUE, MAY 8, 6-9pm. Please join us at an exhibition &amp; open house featuring artwork from the Spring 2018 Visual Studies 280 Graduate Seminar. Everyone welcome!