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Thursday, August 30, 2018

Mindfulness for Well-Being

Workshop | August 30 | 9:30-10 a.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Discover more by joining this weekly 30-minute mindfulness group where you will learn a variety of evidence-based practices designed to reduce stress and enhance well-being, all while taking in the beautiful surroundings of the UC Botanical Garden. This group is welcome to all.

Free with Garden admission ($12); Free for UCBG members, UC Berkeley students, staff, and faculty

  Register online

Econ 235, Financial Economics Seminar: "Formal Challenges in Designing Incentive Compatible Cryptocurrencies"

Seminar | August 30 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | C210 Haas School of Business

 Matt Weinberg, Princeton University

 Department of Economics

Joint with the Haas Finance Seminar

Oliver E. Williamson Seminar: "Sequential Bargaining in the Field: Evidence from Millions of Online Bargaining Interactions"

Seminar | August 30 | 12-1:30 p.m. | C330 Haas School of Business

 Steve Tadelis, UC Berkeley

 Department of Economics

The Oliver E. Williamson Seminar on Institutional Analysis, named after our esteemed colleague who founded the seminar, features current research by faculty, from UCB and elsewhere, and by advanced doctoral students. The research investigates governance, and its links with economic and political forces. Markets, hierarchies, hybrids, and the supporting institutions of law and politics all come...   More >

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Program in Writing Online Information Session

Information Session | August 30 | 12-1 p.m. |  Online

 UC Berkeley Extension

Learn how our writing program can formalize your training, prime your work for publication or prepare for graduate study in writing. The curriculum has been developed with directors of several San Francisco Bay Area M.F.A. programs and approved by UC Berkeley's English Department.

  Make reservations online

Series Introduction by Alex Saragoza and Guests

Lecture | August 30 | 12-1:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Alex Saragoza

 Arts + Design

In the introductory lecture to this public series, UC Berkeley Emeritus Professor Alex Saragoza will discuss the connections among creative works, the experiences of migration, and the possibilities of personal and/or social transformation in light of international migratory flows since the 19th century to the present day.

Alex M. Saragoza was born in Madera, California, where for much of his...   More >

Image of Alex Saragoza

SPH Brown Bag Research Presentation: Ensure the Healthy Development of All Youth by Unleashing the Power of Prevention

Seminar | August 30 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 5101 Berkeley Way West

 Valerie Shapiro, Associate Professor, School of Social Welfare

 Public Health, School of

IB Seminar: Land and Sea: Evolutionary Innovation and the Dominance of Land

Seminar | August 30 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Geerat Vermeij, University of California, Davis

 Department of Integrative Biology

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – December 30, 2018 every Sunday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday with exceptions | 1:30-2:45 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

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 gardentours@berkeley.edu...   More >

Calapalooza: Student activities and involvement fair.

Special Event | August 30 | 3-7 p.m. |  Sproul Plaza

 Leadership, Engagement, Advising, and Development (LEAD) Center

Calapalooza is the University’s premier student activities fair. Check out over 800 ways to get involved with student organizations, fraternities and sororities, student government, and campus departments. Calapalooza will cover all of Upper and Lower Sproul Plazas. Get involved!

Getting Your Bearings: Tour the Bioscience, Natural Resources and Public Health Library

Tour/Open House | August 30 | 3-3:30 p.m. | 2101 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Library

Drop in for an introduction to the Bioscience, Natural Resources & Public Health Library. Find out what's new and online.

The Ins and Outs of Visual cortex

Seminar | August 30 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

 Massimo Scanziani, University of California San Francisco, Center for Integrative Neuroscience Sandler Neurosciences Center

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Stochastic Gradient Descent: Strong convergence guarantees -- without parameter tuning

Seminar | August 30 | 4-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Rachel Ward, UT Austin

 Department of Statistics, Department of Mathematics

Stochastic Gradient Descent is the basic optimization algorithm behind powerful deep learning architectures which are becoming increasingly omnipresent in society. However, existing theoretical guarantees of convergence rely on knowing certain properties of the optimization problem such as maximal curvature and noise level which are not known a priori in practice. Thus, in practice, hyper...   More >

UCDC Info Session: Spring 2019 application deadline, Sept. 20, 2018

Information Session | August 30 | 4-5 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Mary Crabb, UCDC

 The UC Berkeley Washington Program

Come learn about how to spend a semester working and studying in Washington, DC. UCDC sends students from all majors to intern and research in DC, earning a full semester of Berkeley credit.

Mathematics Department Colloquium / Applied Math Seminar / Statistics Seminar: Stochastic Gradient Descent: Strong convergence guarantees – without parameter tuning

Colloquium | August 30 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Rachel Ward, UT Austin

 Department of Mathematics

Stochastic Gradient Descent is the basic optimization algorithm behind powerful deep learning architectures which are becoming increasingly omnipresent in society. However, existing theoretical guarantees of convergence rely on knowing certain properties of the optimization problem such as maximal curvature and noise level which are not known a priori in practice. Thus, in practice, hyper...   More >

DCRP/GMS Lecture: The Heterogeneity of Urban Capital: Development, Construction, Services, and Consulting

Lecture | August 30 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 106 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

Eduardo Marques explores the heterogeneity of urban capital and assesses its role in the production of urban space and urban policy.

Nvidia Tech Talk

Information Session | August 30 | 5:30-8 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Nvidia

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Scott Ricketts (Manager, TensorRT)

Scott will provide an overview on TensorRT, the technology, and also give some insight about what it’s like to work on the multidisciplinary TensorRT software engineering team.

Bio: Scott Ricketts is a manager on the TensorRT team at NVIDIA. Before NVIDIA, he studied computer architecture at UC San Diego. His first role at NVIDIA was as a GPU architect,...   More >

Habeas Data: A Panel Discussion on Data and Surveillance

Panel Discussion | August 30 | 5:30-7 p.m. | 202 South Hall

 Cyrus Farivar, Senior Tech Policy Reporter, Ars Technica; Deirdre Mulligan, Director, Berkeley Center for Law & Technology; Catherine Crump, Director, Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic; Camille Ochoa, Coordinator, Grassroots Advocacy, Electronic Frontier Alliance

 Steve Trush, Research Fellow, Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity

 Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity (CLTC), Center for Technology, Society & Policy

Please join us for a panel discussion featuring award-winning tech reporter Cyrus Farivar, whose new book, Habeas Data, explores how the explosive growth of surveillance technology has outpaced our understanding of the ethics, mores, and laws of privacy.

  RSVP online by August 29.

REDWOOD GROVE SUMMER CONCERTS: Hubby Jenkins + Rainy Eyes

Performing Arts - Music | August 30 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden, Redwood Grove

 Botanical Garden

SUMMER CONCERTS IN THE REDWOOD GROVE!
Enjoy a magical music experience this summer under towering redwoods in the Berkeley hills.

TONIGHT: Hubby Jenkins (of Carolina Chocolate Drops) + Rainy Eyes

$26 Adult, $24 UCBG Member Adult, $12 Youth 5-17yrs, Free Under 5

  Buy tickets online or or by emailing gardenprograms@berkeley.edu

Scenes from the Vault: Never Before Screened Films from the Northwest Coast

Lecture | August 30 | 6-8 p.m. |  Hearst Museum of Anthropology

 Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

This presentation will feature the first results from the Museum’s ongoing project to digitize its film collection, containing the largest research collection of footage on Native American cultures. The original American Indian Film Project was directed between 1960 and 1965 by Samuel A. Barrett, Cal’s first doctorate in anthropology (1908).

This program will present footage shot in Victoria...   More >

Movie Under the Stars

Social Event | August 30 | 7-10 p.m. |  Jack London Square

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Come along for a relaxing evening in the park to watch a movie under the stars! Meet new friends, hang out with old ones, or just come for the movie (who doesn't love the Black Panther?).

We will meet outside of the MLK student union at 7 PM to travel to the park together.

Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit: With guest: Aimee Mann

Performing Arts - Music | August 30 | 7 p.m. |  Hearst Greek Theatre

 Another Planet Entertainment

Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit’s new album, The Nashville Sound, is a beautiful piece of American musicmaking, but watch yourself: it will light a fire under your ass. “You’re still breathing, it’s not too late,” Jason sings.

  Buy tickets online

The Sacrifice

Film - Feature | August 30 | 7-8:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Filmed in Sweden, The Sacrifice is set in Tarkovsky country: a vast, airy home on a remote Baltic island whose shores evoke the edge of the world—much as the green acre in Solaris seemed a planet unto itself, the farther one got from Earth.

Exhibits and Ongoing Events

“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 – September 14, 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 >

ARCHITECTURE EXHIBITION: PLACE, CULTURE, TIME - DESIGN IN DRASTICALLY CHANGING CHINA

Exhibit - Multimedia | August 29 – October 21, 2018 every day | 210 Wurster Hall

 Environmental Design, College of

ON VIEW: AUG 29-OCT 21. Works of He Jingtang over the past three decades and their profound reflections on place, culture, time, and future urban development. Free and open to all!

Fiat Yuks: Cal Student Humor, Then and Now

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

 Bancroft Library

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.

Art Wall: Barbara Stauffacher Solomon

Exhibit - Painting | August 15, 2018 – March 3, 2019 every day |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

The 1960s architectural phenomenon Supergraphics—a mix of Swiss Modernism and West Coast Pop—was pioneered by San Francisco–based artist, graphic and landscape designer, and writer Barbara Stauffacher Solomon. Stauffacher Solomon, a UC Berkeley alumna, is creating new Supergraphics for BAMPFA’s Art Wall. Land(e)scape 2018 is the fifth in a series of temporary, site-specific works commissioned for...   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.

Face to Face: Looking at Objects That Look at You

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

 Phoebe A. 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 >

The Karaite Canon: Manuscripts and Ritual Objects from Cairo

Exhibit - Artifacts | August 28 – December 14, 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

The Karaite Canon highlights a selection from the over fifty manuscripts he brought to California, along with ritual objects belonging to Cairo’s Karaite community.

The Worlds of Arthur Szyk: The Taube Family Arthur Szyk Collection

Exhibit - Multimedia | August 28 – December 14, 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

Auditorium installation of high-resolution images of select collection items.

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...   More >

Pièces de Résistance: Echoes of Judaea Capta From Ancient Coins to Modern Art

Exhibit - Multimedia | August 28 – December 14, 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 will be continuing in Spring 2019.

Notions of resistance, alongside fears and realities of oppression, resound throughout Jewish history. As a minority, Jews express their political aspirations, ideals of heroism, and yearnings of retaliation and redemption in their rituals, art, and everyday life.

Centering on coins in The Magnes Collection, this exhibition explores how...   More >

Project “Holy Land”: Yaakov Benor-Kalter’s Photographs of British Mandate Palestine, 1923-1940

Exhibit - Photography | August 28 – December 14, 2018 every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 11 a.m.-4:05 p.m. |  Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)

 Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

For nearly two decades, Yaakov (Jacob) Benor-Kalter (1897-1969) traversed the Old City of Jerusalem, documenting renowned historical monuments, ambiguous subjects in familiar alleyways, and scores of “new Jews” building a new homeland. Benor-Kalter’s photographs smoothly oscillate between two worlds, and two Holy Lands, with one lens.

After immigrating from Poland to the British Mandate of...   More >