Monday, September 10, 2018
Conference/Symposium | September 10 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | Faculty Club, Heyns Room
The Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies and the Central European University present a two-day conference - "Borders, Borderlands, and Migration."
Day 1, Panel 1, 10:15am-12:00pm
- Rethinking the Impact of Migration, Mobility, and Exile in the Modern Middle East, Nadia Al-Bagdadi, Professor of History, Central European University
- The Global Migration... More >
Information Session | September 10 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. | Soda Hall, In front of HP Auditorium (306 Soda Hall)
Meet with Nutanix recruiters and university relations representatives and get yourself a complementary boba drink while they last!
An objective functional biomarker of retinal ganglion cell function: Applications for probing disease mechanisms
Seminar | September 10 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 489 Minor Hall
Suresh Viswanathan, Associate Professor & Chair of Biological and Vision Sciences, SUNY College of Optometry
Work over the last decade and a half have identified and characterized a retinal ganglion cell nerve component in the flash electroretinogram. This talk will review the evidence for retinal ganglion cell origin of this potential, its mechanism of generation and applications towards understanding the pathophysiological mechanisms of glaucoma and mild traumatic brain injury.
Seminar | September 10 | 12-1 p.m. | 768 Evans Hall
Join us for a discussion of Higher Education in Dubai lead by Dr. Warren Halsey Fox.
Seminar | September 10 | 12-1 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall
Volkmar Welker, MSRI
We generalize the Varchenko matrix of a hyperplane arrangement to oriented matroids. We show that the celebrated determinant formula for the Varchenko matrix, first proved by Varchenko, generalizes to oriented matroids. It follows that the determinant only depends on the matroid underlying the oriented matroid and analogous formulas hold for cones in oriented matroids. We follow a proof strategy... More >
Memorial | September 10 | 12-1 p.m. | California Hall, Flag pole West of the building
An annual memorial event to recognize the faculty/academics, staff, students, and emeriti faculty who passed this year. The ceremony includes brief remarks and a reading of those we are remembering, followed by music and spoken word.
Lecture | September 10 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, Townsend Center
Mediations & Collaborations: A Conversation with Susan Meiselas
Monday, September 10, 2018
Geballe Room, Townsend Center for the Humanities
Lecture | September 10 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 554 Barrows Hall
Tom Biolsi, Professor, Department of Ethnic Studies
Foucault understood government as arranging the right disposition of things--something quite different from our common understanding of government as a matter of the machinery of the state. This talk will focus on three moments in the history of Rosebud Reservation in South Dakota (home of the Siċanġu Lakota or Rosebud Sioux) when new forms of governmentality were put into place to... More >
Special Event | September 10 | 12-1 p.m. | California Hall, Flagpole West of California Hall
On Monday, September 10, 2018 the campus will hold its annual memorial event to recognize the more than 51 faculty/academics, staff, students, emeriti faculty, and staff retirees who died this past year. The event will take place from 12 to 1 p.m. at the flagpole west of California Hall. The program will include brief remarks and a reading of the names of those we are remembering, followed by... More >
Seminar | September 10 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall
Andy Hall, Stanford
The Political Economy Seminar focuses on formal and quantitative work in the political economy field, including formal political theory.
Seminar | September 10 | 2-3 p.m. | 177 Stanley Hall
Ning Jenny Jiang, University of Texas, Austin
Recent technological advancement have enabled high-throughput measurement of immune receptor sequence repertoire as well as characterizing of T cell phenotype and function at single cell level. However, how to evaluate T cell receptor binding affinity in a high-throughput fashion and decipher the interaction between the ligand repertoire and T cell receptor repertoire are still challenging. In... More >
Seminar | September 10 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall
Differential Geometry Seminar: Gromov-Hausdorff limits of Kähler manifolds with Ricci curvature bounded below
Seminar | September 10 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall
Gang Liu, Northwestern
A fundamental result of Donaldson-Sun states that noncollapsed Gromov-Hausdorff limits of polarized Kähler manifolds, with two-sided Ricci curvature bounds, are normal projective varieties. We extend their approach to the setting where only a lower bound for the Ricci curvature is assumed. More precisely, we show that noncollapsed Gromov-Hausdorff limits of polarized Kähler manifolds, with... More >
Arithmetic Geometry and Number Theory RTG Seminar: Taylor-Wiles-Kisin patching and mod l multiplicities in Shimura curves
Seminar | September 10 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall
Jeff Manning, UCLA
In the early 1990s Ribet observed that the classical mod l multiplicity one results for modular curves, which are a consequence of the q-expansion principle, fail to generalize to Shimura curves. Specifically he found examples of Galois representations which occur with multiplicity 2 in the mod l cohomology of a Shimura curve with discriminant pq and level 1.
I will describe a new approach to... More >
Panel Discussion | September 10 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room
The choice to reproduce (or not) is mediated through an increasingly complex set of social, legal and medical encouragements and barriers for different members of our society. This panel brings together a panel of scholars to discuss the legal, social and medical issues surrounding choice in reproductive decision making and ways to protect these rights broadly moving forward.
Free and open to everyone on a first-come, first-seated basis.
Seminar | September 10 | 4-5 p.m. | 220 Jacobs Hall
About Design Field Notes:
Each informal talk in this pop-up series brings a design practitioner to a Jacobs Hall teaching studio to share ideas, projects, and practices.
About this talk:
Can the skin become an interactive platform?
In order to move forward traditional cosmetics to interactive ones, Katia Vega created Beauty Technology. It extends the functionality of cosmetics by... More >
Colloquium | September 10 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library
Tim McLellan, Center for Chinese Studies Postdoctoral Fellow, 2018-2019
Rachel Stern, Professor, School of Law, UC Berkeley
Conducting research in China throws up numerous headaches, from acquiring official invitation letters and securing permissions for field research to navigating the anti-corruption measures that govern the use of research funding. One well-documented strategy for overcoming such challenges is to leverage informal social relationships (guanxi) with government officials to circumvent formal rules... More >
Seminar 271, Development: "Can Wealth Taxation Work in Developing Countries? Quasi-Experimental Evidence from Colombia"
Seminar | September 10 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall
Juliana Londoño-Vélez, UC Berkeley
Seminar | September 10 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall
Co-authored with Yuichiro Kamada
Information Session | September 10 | 4-6 p.m. | B-4 Dwinelle Hall
Berkeley Language Center
Speak directly with National Security Agency (NSA) Hiring Managers to learn about the variety of career opportunities at the Agency. This session will specifically cover foreign language and intelligence analysis career paths, to include entry-level and summer internship positions, but all questions and majors are welcome!
Analysis and PDE Seminar: Quantitative additive energy estimates for regular sets and connections to discretized sum-product theorems
Seminar | September 10 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall
Laura Cladek, UCLA
We prove new quantitative additive energy estimates for a large class of porous measures which include, for example, all Hausdorff measures of Ahlfors-David subsets of the real line of dimension strictly between 0 and 1. We are able to obtain improved quantitative results over existing additive energy bounds for Ahlfors-David sets by avoiding the use of inverse theorems in additive combinatorics... More >
Panel Discussion | September 10 | 5-7 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, 315, Maude Fife
James Byrne; Forrest Gander; Bhanu Kapil; Zoe Skoulding
Seminar | September 10 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall
Pete Marsden, UC Berkeley
Dr. Pete Marsden earned a Ph.D. in Chemistry at UC Berkeley in 2011 as a joint student in the Ellman and Bergman laboratories. His graduate education was followed by an adjunct faculty position at the University of San Francisco where he taught organic chemistry lecture and labs. Starting in 2012, Dr. Marsden returned to UC Berkeley as a lecturer where he currently teaches first and second... More >
Lecture | September 10 | 6 p.m. | TBA
Bart Myers, Countable
"A Republic, if you can keep it." Benjamin Franklin said these words at the close of the Constitutional Convention and they remain just as true now as they did then.
Bart Myers, the CEO of Countable - the leading civic engagement platform, will take us through a brief history of democracy, the threats we face today and, most critically, what must be done to keep it: innovation, leadership &... More >
Information Session | September 10 | 6-8 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)
We are looking for the next group of innovative and passionate students to join our family. Interested in learning more?
Staff Engineers, Malcolm Crossley, and Igor Grobman will be leading an engaging technical discussion on the Nutanix journey and the future of our technologies. Stop by and learn more about our mission.
Lecture | September 10 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Roxane Gay is an author and cultural critic whose writing is unmatched and widely revered. Her work garners international acclaim for its reflective, no-holds-barred exploration of feminism and social criticism. With a deft eye on modern culture, she brilliantly critiques its ebb and flow with both wit and ferocity.
Words like courage, humor, and smart are frequently deployed when... More >
Exhibits and Ongoing Events
Exhibit - Artifacts | April 20 – September 14, 2018 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | Bancroft Library, Bancroft Gallery
(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 organizations first century protecting Californias redwood forests and the surrounding lands that sustain them, and looks forward to the Leagues... More >
Exhibit - Multimedia | August 29 – October 21, 2018 every day | 210 Wurster Hall
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!
Exhibit - Painting | September 10 – December 14, 2018 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | Stephens Hall, Townsend Center for the Humanities
Kara Maria's "cheerfully apocalyptic" paintings engage with a host of political issues, including war and environmental destruction. On display at the Townsend Center for the Humanities Sept 10 - Dec 14, 2018.
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
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
"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.
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 Handmaids Tale, this years On the Same Page program selection. On exhibit are library materials and quotes that demonstrate that not only were we wrong to say it cant 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.
Exhibit - Painting | August 15, 2018 – March 3, 2019 every day | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
The 1960s architectural phenomenon Supergraphicsa mix of Swiss Modernism and West Coast Popwas pioneered by San Franciscobased artist, graphic and landscape designer, and writer Barbara Stauffacher Solomon. Stauffacher Solomon, a UC Berkeley alumna, is creating new Supergraphics for BAMPFAs Art Wall. Land(e)scape 2018 is the fifth in a series of temporary, site-specific works commissioned for... More >
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
This exhibition celebrates the University of Californias 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.