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Thursday, September 6, 2018

Photography: A Climate for Conflict with Nichole Sobecki

Lecture | September 6 |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Nichole Sobecki

 Arts + Design

Nichole Sobecki is a photographer and filmmaker based in Nairobi, Kenya, and represented internationally by the photo agency VII. After graduating from Tufts University, Nichole spent the early years of her career in Turkey, Lebanon, and Syria, focusing on regional issues related to identity, conflict, and human rights. In this public lecture, Nichole will discuss the COAL+ICE exhibition at the...   More >

CITRIS-ITESM Seed Funding Workshop

Workshop | September 6 | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. | 630 Sutardja Dai Hall

 CITRIS and the Banatao Institute

The 2019 CITRIS & ITESM Seed Funding opportunity invites Principal Investigators at Tecnológico de Monterrey (ITESM) in Mexico to work with researchers at UC Berkeley, UC Davis, UC Davis Health System, UC Merced, and UC Santa Cruz to apply for seed funding that furthers CITRIS and the Banatao Institute research initiatives, strengthens connections among the campuses, and catalyzes early-stage...   More >

Applied Math Seminar: Integrated computational physics and numerical optimization

Seminar | September 6 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 732 Evans Hall

 Matthew J. Zahr, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

 Department of Mathematics

Optimization problems governed by partial differential equations are ubiquitous in modern science, engineering, and mathematics. They play a central role in optimal design and control of multiphysics systems, data assimilation, and inverse problems. However, as the complexity of the underlying PDE increases, efficient and robust methods to accurately compute the objective function and its...   More >

Certificate Program in Project Management Online Information Session

Information Session | September 6 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Online

 UC Berkeley Extension

Discover how you can excel in the expanding field of project management with a UC Berkeley Extension certificate that meets the high professional standards of the Project Management Institute. This certificate is geared for those who are transitioning to a career in project management or those who want to sharpen their project management skills.

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Econ 235, Financial Economics Seminar: "TBA"

Seminar | September 6 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | C210 Haas School of Business

 Anton Tsoy, Einaudi Institute for Economics and Finance

 Department of Economics

Joint with the Haas Finance Seminar

Oliver E. Williamson Seminar: What are the Price Effects of Trade? Evidence from the U.S. and Implications for Quantitative Trade Models∗

Seminar | September 6 | 12-1:30 p.m. | C330 Haas School of Business

 Xavier Jaravel, LSE

 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 >

Ask a Diplomat!: U.S. State Department Info Session with Diplomat in Residence Dorothy Ngutter

Information Session | September 6 | 12-1 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Dorothy Ngutter, Diplomat in Residence – Northwest Region (AK, Northern CA, OR, WA)

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies, The Subir & Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies

An information session on careers in diplomacy led by Dorothy Ngutter, Diplomat in Residence for the Northwest Region.

Citation Tools Overview: Essentials for busy scholars

Workshop | September 6 | 12-1 p.m. | 2101 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Susan Koskinen, Library

 Library

Reference management programs allow you to organize your research, collect and cite sources, create bibliographies in a variety of styles, add your own notes and keywords to your collections.

Austrian Democracy and the Rise of Right-Wing Populism

Lecture | September 6 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 David M. Wineroither, National University for Public Service, Budapest

 Institute of European Studies

Most party systems in Western Europe have seen the establishment of right-wing populist parties (RPPs) since the 1980s. Among these newcomers, the rise of the Freedom Party in Austria (FPÖ) has gained particular prominence for several reasons: First, unlike many other parties belonging to this type, the FPÖ had already existed for three decades at the time of its incipient electoral rise but then...   More >

Certificate Program in Health Advocacy Online Information Session

Information Session | September 6 | 12-1 p.m. |  Online

 Stan Weisner, Ph.D., M.S.W., UC Berkeley Extension

 UC Berkeley Extension

Gain an in-depth understanding of the complex and dynamic U.S. health care system. Explore key policy and ethical challenges, and learn to become a health advocate who is qualified to advise patients and their families about health care issues.

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Lunch Poems: Series Kick-off

Reading - Literary | September 6 | 12:10-12:50 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Library

 Lunch Poems

Hosted by Geoffrey G. O’Brien, this event features distinguished faculty and staff from a wide range of disciplines introducing and reading a favorite poem.

IB Seminar: From microbes to ecosystems to earth: a culture transition

Seminar | September 6 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Bruce Hungate, Northern Arizona University

 Department of Integrative Biology

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute: Lafayette Info Session

Information Session | September 6 | 1:30-3 p.m. |  Lafayette Library and Learning Center

 3491 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Lafayette, CA 94549

 Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)

Includes a free talk by Anastasia Edel: “From Sanctions To Summit: The US - Russia Relationship Roller Coaster”

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – January 4, 2019 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 >

Through Two Doors at Once

Lecture | September 6 | 2:30-3:30 p.m. | Calvin Laboratory (Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing), Calvin Lab auditorium

 Anil Ananthaswamy, Simons Institute Journalist-in-Residence

 Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing

In the early 1800s, Thomas Young performed a homespun experiment with a sunbeam split into two, and challenged our understanding of the nature of light. He had done the first ever double-slit experiment. With the birth of quantum mechanics, starting in the early 1900s, this experiment—now done with individual photons, electrons, atoms, and even molecules—started challenging our ideas about the...   More >

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

Tour/Open House | September 6 | 3:30-4 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.

2018 AJLS Conference: Past, Present, and Future - Evidence, Transmission, and Inheritance in Japanese Literature and Media

Conference/Symposium | September 6 | 5-8 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Library (101 Doe)

 Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), C. V. Starr East Asian Library, Department of East Asian Languages & Cultures, Townsend Center for the Humanities, National Institute of Japanese Literature

The 2018 AJLS Conference seeks to address the history and theory of Japanese literature and media with special attention given to the ways in which writers have grappled with the problems of evidence, transmission, and inheritance and how these problems continue to renew and complicate the relation between the past, present, and future.

Free

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The Present and Future of the Irish Language: A Panel Discussion

Panel Discussion | September 6 | 5-7:30 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 220 Stephens Hall - Geballe Room, Townsend Center for the Humanities

 Institute of European Studies

What is the state of the Irish language in a globalized world? Long under threat, Irish has rebounded in recent decades, thriving as a community and literary language while serving as Ireland's official language and an official language of the European Union. While Irish remains a crucial marker of cultural identity for the citizens and residents of Ireland, and for the diaspora worldwide, its...   More >

Free

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Introduction to UROC: Getting Started in Research for Minority Students

Workshop | September 6 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Ife Ochukwu, UROC (Under-represented Researchers of Color)

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Welcome to our student-led organization, Underrepresented Researchers of Color (UROC)! We serve as a pipeline to increase representation of marginalized students in research programs and grad schools, and seek to build a community of researchers of color.

Yelp Tech Talk

Information Session | September 6 | 6-7 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Yelp

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

-Yelp Engineer: Rucha S
"Getting People Fed Faster: How to Use Profiling to Improve Performance"

At Yelp, getting people their food fast is something we take very seriously. Hungry people don't like waiting for pages to load. In this talk, Rucha S will dive into how we used a number of profiling tools to identify performance bottlenecks in Yelp's food ordering checkout flow and the solutions...   More >

Interdisciplinary Marxist Working Group

Meeting | September 6 | 6-8 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, 330, English Department Lounge

 Department of English

Please join us for this semester's first meeting of the IMWG on Thursday, Sept 6 from 6-8pm in the Wheeler English lounge. We will be continuing with where we left off last semester in Capital, with plans to finish volume 1 by early October.

No prior knowledge of Capital or Marx is required, and everyone is welcome. I'm attaching a rough schedule, as our readings after Capital vol 1 will...   More >

Ancient Mediterranean Revolutions: AHMA 50th Anniversary

Conference/Symposium | September 6 | 6-7:30 p.m. |  David Brower Center

 Ancient History and Mediterranean Archaeology, Graduate Group in

A conference on the theme of Ancient Mediterranean Revolutions to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the founding of the Graduate Group in Ancient History and Archaeology.

Yes, It's Really LIVE!: A Conversation With Director for Saturday Night Live Don Roy King

Lecture | September 6 | 6-7 p.m. | 230 Cheit Hall

 Don Roy King, Saturday Night Live

 The Berkeley Forum, Business Careers in Entertainment Club

Since 2006, Don Roy King has been the director of Saturday Night Live. On September 6, he joins the Berkeley Forum to share the behind the scenes of the production demands required by a show that comes together in less than a week. He will talk through the challenges of producing ten one-act plays headlined by a different star each show, including full concert presentations of a current musical...   More >

 Free

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RISE Climate March Sign-Making Session

Social Event | September 6 | 7-10 p.m. | 102 Sproul Hall

 Student Environmental Resource Center

Create, illustrate and assemble signs and posters with us in preparation for the Rise for Climate, Jobs & Justice March on September 8! More information on RISE can be found here: https://ca.riseforclimate.org/

Astronomy Night at UC Berkeley

Lecture | September 6 | 7:30-10 p.m. | 131 Campbell Hall

 Department of Astronomy

This month's Astronomy Night @ UC Berkeley features a talk by Astro Night co-creator and recent PhD graduate Lea Hirsch on finding planets in other solar systems.

As always, come join us at Campbell Hall on the UC Berkeley campus on the first Thursday of every month for a FREE night of astronomy and stargazing on the roof with our fleet of telescopes.

When: Thursday, September 6th
Talk:...   More >

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.

The Handmaid's Tale: an exhibit at Moffitt Library

Exhibit - Multimedia | September 5 – December 31, 2018 every day | Moffitt Undergraduate Library, 3rd Floor near Elevators

 Library

The new Moffitt Library exhibit explores the themes and antecedents of The Handmaid’s Tale, this year’s On the Same Page program selection. On exhibit are library materials and quotes that demonstrate that not only were we wrong to say “it can’t happen here” - it has already happened, all over the world: Berlin, Nazi Germany, Argentina, and yes, here in the US.

 UC Berkeley ID required for entrance to Moffitt Library.

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 >