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Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Garden Closed

Special Event | January 2 – December 4, 2018 the first Tuesday of the month every month |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

The garden is closed the first Tuesday of every month.

-Why is the Garden Closed one day a month?
For the safety of the public and the safety of the collection, the Garden’s Horticultural staff need one day per month to complete jobs that may pose safety risks to visitors, such as dropping tree limbs, renovating paths, or controlling pests.

-I’m only in Berkeley for one day from...   More >

McNair Scholars Program Information Session

Information Session | September 4 | 9:30-11 a.m. | 11 2515 Channing Way (Academic Achievement Program)

 Juan Esteva, Director, McNair Scholars Program

 Office of Undergraduate Research

The McNair Scholars Program prepares selected underrepresented or low-income UC Berkeley undergraduates for graduate study at the doctoral level. The goal of the McNair Scholars Program is to increase the number of underrepresented students in doctoral programs.

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute: Berkeley Info Session

Information Session | September 4 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Freight and Salvage Coffeehouse

 2020 Addison St, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)

Learn more about OLLI's courses, lectures, and social programming and hear directly from the faculty about the courses and workshops they will be teaching.

Doors open at 9:30 a.m., program begins at 10:00 a.m. No need to RSVP!

CS 61A Mixer: For finding resources, study groups, and project partners

Miscellaneous | September 4 | 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | 430 Soda Hall

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Every semester, the undergraduate advisors for the CS & EECS department work with students in CS 61A to help you be as successful as possible. To introduce you to resources and facilitate finding study groups and project partners, we will host two social mixer events. You are welcome to attend either event. They will be the same, so no need to attend both.

Each event will start with a panel of...   More >

Radical reactions for control freaks. New Synthetic methods involving aryl radicals and C–F bonds.

Seminar | September 4 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Nathan Jui, Department of Chemistry, Emory University

 College of Chemistry

Over the past few years, our group has utilized photoredox catalysis to access highly-reactive radical intermediates. Our broader aims are centered on utilizing these intermediates to deliver structural motifs that are commonly found in drugs and agrochemicals. This lecture will include recent findings that have enabled us to overcome inherent difficulties in aryl radical reactivity, allowing for...   More >

CS 61a Mixer

Miscellaneous | September 4 | 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. | Soda Hall, 430 Soda Hall

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Every semester, the undergraduate advisors for the CS & EECS department work with students in CS 61A to help you be as successful as possible. ​To introduce you to resources and facilitate finding study groups and project partners, we will host two social mixer events next. You are welcome to attend either:

Each event will start with a panel of tutors and staff that are here to support...   More >

Seminar 217, Risk Management: On Optimal Options Book Execution Strategies with Market Impact

Seminar | September 4 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Speaker: Saad Mouti, UC Berkeley

 Consortium for Data Analytics in Risk

We consider the optimal execution of a book of options when market impact is a driver of the option price. We aim at minimizing the mean-variance risk criterion for a given market impact function. First, we develop a framework to justify the choice of our market impact function. Our model is inspired from Leland’s option replication with transaction costs where the market impact is directly part...   More >

Certificate Program in Alcohol and Drug Abuse Studies Online Information Session

Information Session | September 4 | 12-1 p.m. |  Online

 Stan Weisner, Ph.D., M.S.W.

 UC Berkeley Extension

Developed in association with the UC Berkeley School of Public Health, this certificate raises the quality of professionalism in counseling and follows a three-level, evidence-based approach to the critical issues that contribute to substance abuse.

  Make reservations online

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.

2018 EECS Speed Resume Critique

Miscellaneous | September 4 | 1-4 p.m. | Bechtel Engineering Center, Garbarini Lounge

 Career Center

This year, the EECS Career Fair is Wednesday September 5th - just a week away! In partnership with HKN, this resume critique event will give you the opportunity to have your resume reviewed by a recruiter or engineer in a safe and supportive environment. Tech employers/recruiters will provide you a 'speed' 10-15 minute review of your printed resume in prep for the fair the next day.

Register...   More >

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research and Finding a Mentor Workshop

Workshop | September 4 | 2-3 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Leah Carroll, Haas Scholars Program Manager/Advisor, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research

If you are thinking about getting involved in undergraduate research, this workshop is a great place to start! You will get a broad overview of the research opportunities available to undergraduates on campus, and suggestions on how to find them.

We will also let you know about upcoming deadlines and eligibility requirements for some of...   More >

Seminar 237, Monetary Policy, Financial Crises, and the Limits to Arbitrage

Seminar | September 4 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Walker Ray, University of California - Berkeley

 Department of Economics

With conventional monetary policy unable to stabilize the economy in the wake of the global financial crisis, central banks turned to unconventional tools. This paper embeds a model of the term structure of interest rates featuring market segmentation and limits to arbitrage within a New Keynesian model to study these policies. Because the transmission of monetary policy depends on private agents...   More >

3-Manifold Seminar: A perfect Morse function on the SU(2) representation variety of a surface

Seminar | September 4 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Ian Agol, UC BERKELEY

 Department of Mathematics

We'll continue to discuss a perfect Bott-Morse function on certain $SU(2)$ representation varieties associated to punctured surfaces following Thaddeus. The variety is a symplectic manifold, with a certain $U(1)$ Hamiltonian action on a subset which is a moment map for the Morse function away from the maximum and minimum critical levels. From this one may deduce that the Morse function is perfect.

CS 61a Mixer

Miscellaneous | September 4 | 3:30-4:45 p.m. | Soda Hall, 430 Soda Hall

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Every semester, the undergraduate advisors for the CS & EECS department work with students in CS 61A to help you be as successful as possible. ​To introduce you to resources and facilitate finding study groups and project partners, we will host two social mixer events next. You are welcome to attend either:

Each event will start with a panel of tutors and staff that are here to support...   More >

CS 61A Mixer: For finding resources, study groups, and project partners

Miscellaneous | September 4 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 430 Soda Hall

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Every semester, the undergraduate advisors for the CS & EECS department work with students in CS 61A to help you be as successful as possible. To introduce you to resources and facilitate finding study groups and project partners, we will host two social mixer events. You are welcome to attend either event. They will be the same, so no need to attend both.

Each event will start with a panel of...   More >

Student Harmonic Analysis and PDE Seminar (HADES): Solitary waves in deep water

Seminar | September 4 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Daniel Tataru, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Solitary waves are waves on the surface of the water which keep a constant profile and which move with constant velocity. Two longstanding open problems have been whether such waves exist in deep water in the presence of either gravity or surface tension, but not both. This talk will provide the answers to both of these problems in two space dimensions. This is joint work with Mihaela Ifrim.

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: The maximal rank conjecture (Part I)

Seminar | September 4 | 3:45-4:45 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Eric Larson, Stanford University

 Department of Mathematics

In the first hour, we discuss the problem of interpolation for curves in projective space: When does there exist a curve of degree d and genus g passing through n general points in $\mathbb P^r$?

Probabilistic Operator Algebra Seminar: Differentiability of operator functions

Seminar | September 4 | 3:45-5:45 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Anna Skripka, University of New Mexico

 Department of Mathematics

Study of operator smoothness was initiated in the 50's. Since then it has substantially expanded in scope and methods in response to various problems in perturbation theory. The first order operator differentiability is well understood. In particular, it is known that the set of functions differentiable with respect to the Schatten $S^p$-norms, $p$ >1, can be described in terms of smoothness...   More >

Universal Health Care for Wave Functions

Seminar | September 4 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Eric Neuscamman, Dept. of Chemistry

 College of Chemistry

The ground state variational principle is arguably the most important tool in quantum chemistry, as it allows one to diagnose and correct problems in approximate ground state wave functions. Indeed, this principle is relied upon directly or indirectly by essentially every method in quantum chemistry, from density functional theory to perturbation theory to coupled cluster. Unfortunately, a...   More >

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: The maximal rank conjecture (Part II)

Seminar | September 4 | 5-6 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Eric Larson, Stanford University

 Department of Mathematics

In the second hour, we discuss the Maximal Rank Conjecture, a conjecture formulated originally by Severi in 1915 which prescribes a relationship between the "shape" of the parametric and Cartesian equations of curves in projective space — that is, which gives the Hilbert function of a general curve of genus g, embedded in $\mathbb P^r$ via a general linear series of degree d. We then explain...   More >

Recruiting and Information Session: SRM University, AP-Amaravati

Information Session | September 4 | 5-6 p.m. | 250 Sutardja Dai Hall

 Dr. Jamshed Bharucha, Vice Chancellor, SRM University - AP, Amaravati

 Prof. Vijay Chellaboina, Professor and Associate Dean of Engineering, SRM University - AP, Amaravati

 Institute for South Asia Studies, College of Engineering

A Recruiting and Information Session for the new AP-Amaravati campus of SRM University, led by its new Vice Chancellor Dr. Jamshed Bharucha and Prof. Vijay Chellaboina, Professor and Associate Dean of Engineering

Workday Info-Session

Information Session | September 4 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Workday

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Welcome back to the future

WHAT:

Workday Information Session with UPE

Ever wondered what makes a Software Engineer tick? Or why a Product Manager springs out of bed excited to come to work every morning? And what is Workday anyway? Meet Engineers, Product Managers, and Recruiters and get to the bottom of all your technical (and not-so-technical) questions without having to wait in a...   More >

Career Connections: Non-Tech Roles in Tech

Social Event | September 4 | 5:30-8 p.m. |  Career Center (2440 Bancroft Way)

 Cal Alumni Association, Career Center

Alumni and student networking event.

Microsoft Networking Day

Information Session | September 4 | 6-7 p.m. | Cory Hall, Room 521

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Meet the Company & Intern Panel

Come and learn about Microsoft Internships from your classmates who have experienced them.

Only 50 seats available -RSVP today
http://tinyurl.com/y87c6snn

Exhibits and Ongoing Events

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.

Immigration, Deportation and Citizenship, 1908-2018: Selected Resources from the IGS and Ethnic Studies Libraries

Exhibit - Artifacts | August 31 – December 10, 2018 every day | Moses Hall, IGS Library - 109 Moses

 Institute of Governmental Studies Library, Ethnic Studies Library

"Immigration, Deportation and Citizenship, 1908-2018: Selected Resources from the IGS and Ethnic Studies Libraries" contains items from the Ethnic Studies Library and the Institute of Governmental Studies Library addressing historical attitudes and policy around immigration, deportation, and citizens' rights, as well as monographs and ephemera relating to current events.

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.

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 >

Opening Reception for two new exhibitions: "Pièces de Résistance" and "Project 'Holy Land'"

Exhibit - Multimedia | September 4 | 5-7 p.m. |  Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)

 Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life
cordially invites you to an opening reception for its two new exhibitions:

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

&

Project “Holy Land” | Yaakov Benor-Kalter’s Photographs of British Mandate Palestine

Tuesday, September 4, 2018 at 5 pm
2121 Allston Way, Berkeley

RECEPTION

OPENING...   More >

 

  RSVP by August 28 online.