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Friday, September 7, 2018

3rd US - India Conference: A Transforming India - Tapping Growth opportunities

Conference/Symposium | September 7 | 8:15 a.m.-5 p.m. | Haas School of Business, Spieker Forum, 6th Floor

 All India Management Association, Haas School of Business, Hero Enterprise, The Garwood Center for Corporate Innovation, The Institute for South Asia Studies

The 3rd edition of the US India Conference at UC Berkeley

  Registration opens June 24. Register online or or by emailing Bijoy Philip at bphilip@aima.in by September 6.

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

Conference/Symposium | September 7 | 9:45 a.m.-7 p.m. | Doe Library, 180 and 190

 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.


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

Information Session | September 7 | 10-11 a.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.

Higher Education Researchers Workgroup

Meeting | September 7 – December 7, 2018 the first Friday of the month every month | 12-1:30 p.m. | Evans Hall, 766/768 CSHE Conference Room

 Center for Studies in Higher Education

The goal of this new group is to bring together qualitative and quantitative higher education researchers working on issues at Berkeley, the University of California, the State of California or elsewhere for the mutual exchange of knowledge, ideas and issues through:
Acquainting one another with their respective research
Discussing research strategies, data base use and data issues
Engaging...   More >

  RSVP by emailing Anne Maclachlan at maclach@berkeley.edu

New Frontiers in Language Technology for Minority Languages

Lecture | September 7 | 12-2 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Kevin Scannell, Professor of Computer Science, Saint Louis University

 Institute of European Studies

Professor Kevin Scannell (Computer Science, Saint Louis University) will discuss some of the challenges faced by minority language communities when developing advanced languages technologies such as machine translation and speech recognition, and strategies for meeting those challenges. Most of the talk will focus on Irish and Celtic languages, but will also discuss efforts to scale up to the...   More >


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Labor Lunch: "Consumer Spending During Unemployment: Positive and Normative Implications"

Seminar | September 7 | 12-1 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Peter Ganong, The University of Chicago Harris Public Policy

 Center for Labor Economics

You are welcome to bring your lunch ~ food will not be provided

Bear Bites

Special Event | September 7 | 12-2 p.m. |  Lower Sproul Plaza

 ASUC Student Union

Food Sampling! Cotton Candy! Popcorn! Gift Card Hurricane! It's all happening at Bear Bites! Come celebrate the ASUC Student Union's new food: La Cocina's Cantina, 1951 Coffee Company, and the Bear's Lair Tavern.

The Effects of Mandatory Disclosure of Supermarket Prices

Seminar | September 7 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | 248 Giannini Hall

 Itai Ater, Tel Aviv University

 Agricultural & Resource Economics

We study how mandatory online disclosure of supermarket prices affects prices and price dispersion in brick-and-mortar stores. Using data collected before and after a transparency regulation went into effect in the Israeli food retail market, multiple complementary control groups and relying on a differences-in-differences research design, we document a sharp decline in price dispersion...   More >

Dancing for Fun and Fitness (BEUHS605)

Workshop | September 7 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 251 Hearst Gymnasium

 Nadia Qabazard

 Be Well at Work - Wellness

Fit some fun and fitness into your day with these free, beginner dance classes. Zumba will be 9/7, Salsa will be 10/19, Hula / Polynesian will be11/2, and Zumba / Salsa will be 12/7. No partner required. Comfortable clothing and athletic shoes recommended.

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Amazon Aurora: On Avoiding Distributed Consensus for I/Os, Commits, and Membership Changes

Colloquium | September 7 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Woz 430 Soda Hall

 Sailesh Krishnamurthy, Amazon Web Services

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Amazon Aurora is a relational database service for OLTP workloads offered as part of Amazon Web Services (AWS). In this talk, we describe the architecture of Aurora and the design considerations leading to that architecture. We believe the central constraint in high throughput data processing has moved from compute and storage to the network. Aurora brings a novel architecture to the relational...   More >

Solid State Technology and Devices Seminar: Massive Cloud Computing for Solid-State and EM calculations

Seminar | September 7 | 1-2 p.m. | Cory Hall, 521 Hogan Room

 Mukul Agrawal, Kogence Inc.

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

In this talk we will present a High Performance Computing platform that allows scientists to on-the-fly create massive (~100,000 cores) self-scaling HPC cluster for a fraction of cost (~$2000). Cluster traces the MPI and openMP workload demand and creates and kills nodes automatically. We will look into few representative real life use cases from solid state devices and electromagnetic...   More >

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 >

Bio-Inspired Metal-Coordination Crosslinking: Easy Access to Broad Dynamics When Engineering Polymer Gel Mechanics: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | September 7 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Prof. Niels Holten-Andersen, MIT, Materials Science & Engineering

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

Efforts to engineer polymer material mechanics are increasingly coupled to the design of transient crosslink dynamics. We have sought to gain a deeper understanding of how polymer gel mechanical properties can be controlled over multiple hierarchical time-scales via design of bioinspired
metal-coordinate crosslink structure on multiple length-scales.

By utilizing metal ion coordination...   More >

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

Tour/Open House | September 7 | 2-2:30 p.m. | 2101 Valley Life Sciences Building


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

Student Probability/PDE Seminar: Large Deviations and Localization of the Microcanonical Ensembles Given by Multiple Constraints II

Seminar | September 7 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Kyeongsik Nam, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

I will talk about the general aspects of the microcanonical ensembles given by several constraints. In contrast to the single constraint, interesting phase transition and localization phenomenon can happen. The general theory to study this structure, using the large deviation principle, will be given.

Composition Colloquium: Franck Bedrossian, UC Berkeley

Colloquium | September 7 | 3 p.m. |  Hargrove Music Library

 Department of Music

After initial studies in orchestration, and analysis at the Regional Conservatory of Paris, Franck Bedrossian studied composition closely with Allain Gaussin. He continued his studies at the Paris Conservatory (seminars with Gerard Grisey and later Marco Stroppa), where upon graduation he received unanimously the first prize for Analysis, and the first prize in Composition. In 2002–2003 he was in...   More >

MENA Salon: Turkey's Economic Turbulence and Rift with US

Workshop | September 7 | 3-4 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Chronic problems of the Turkish economy resurfaced before and after the anticipated presidential election in June, which for many was going to mark the beginning of a new era. It was assumed that the reelection of Erdogan may calm financial markets. But after the spat between US and Turkey over the fate of North Carolina Pastor Andrew Brunson, imprisoned in October 2016 in Turkey over alleged...   More >

A Hermeneutical Metatheory for Information Science

Seminar | September 7 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 107 South Hall

 Luciana Corts Mendes

 Information, School of

The aim of the research is to present a unifying framework for information science that has hermeneutics as its foundation. Hermeneutics, a theory and methodology of interpretation, will be briefly explained, as well as how it can underlie information scienceâs basis. The research argues that a unifying framework for information science that is based on hermeneutics posits human sense-making...   More >

Hands On 13: An Artists’ Books Event: Debris: Inorganic Organic with Lauri Twitchell

Social Event | September 7 | 4-6 p.m. | Wurster Hall, 210 - Environmental Design Library Atrium

 Lauri Twitchell


Artists' books are simply books made by artists. Whether tactile or conceptual, they range in thematic content including the political, the sentimental, the instructive, or the purely beautiful. Our Hands On Artists’ Book events allow you to handle 25 books from our rare book vaults.

Found objects, whether natural or debris found in the landscape, evoke a dialogue between maker and object....   More >

New Strategies in Carbene Transfer Catalysis

Seminar | September 7 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Chris Uyeda, Dept. of Chemistry, Purdue University

 College of Chemistry

Catalytic carbene transfer reactions commonly rely on diazoalkanes as storable precursors to reactive transition metal-bound carbenes. A well-established limitation of these reagents is their poor stability in the absence of electron-withdrawing substituents. As a consequence, there are few catalytic processes that are amenable to the use of non-stabilized carbene equivalents and many of these...   More >

Collaborative control and autonomy for traffic optimization

Lecture | September 7 | 4 p.m. | 502 Davis Hall

 Ankur Mehta, UCLA

 Institute of Transportation Studies

Urban and suburban communities are experiencing rapid growth in both population and density, adding considerable strain on transportation infrastructure. This in turn detracts from quality of life through the consequent increased commuter delays, energy consumption, and pollution associated with transit. While autonomous vehicle technology promises to improve traffic conditions through...   More >

Quantcast Info-Session

Information Session | September 7 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)


 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Bring your resume to be entered in our raffle for a $100 Visa gift card! Food and beverages will be provided.

Description: Come to our tech talk to learn about Quantcast and find out why you would want to work here. You will get the opportunity to hear first-hand from a current Software Engineering Intern as well as senior tech leaders at Quantcast!


Nart Barileva, Software...   More >

Leon Bridges: with guests: Masego

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

 Another Planet Entertainment

On his sophomore album Good Thing, Leon Bridges’ voice breaks into the debut single “Bad Bad News” in much the same way the artist broke into the public eye in 2015 – forcefully, honestly, and all at once. “They tell me I was born to lose,” he sings with characteristic soulfulness, “but I made a good, good thing out of bad, bad news.”

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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 >


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


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.

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 >