Thursday, September 13, 2018
Lecture | September 13 | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Rosselyn Ramirez was born and received her training in Caracas, Venezuela. Since joining Diablo Ballet in 2011, Ramirez has danced in works by Val Caniparoli, Sean Kelly, Christopher Stowell, Robert Dekkers, Tina Kay Bohnstedt, KT Nelson, Ben Stevenson, and George Balanchine's "Apollo." In this talk, Ramirez will discuss her personal journey and extensive professional career as a ballerina. As... More >
Course | September 13 | 9:30-11:30 a.m. | 155 Energy Biosciences Building
This training is required for anyone who is listed on a Biological Use Authorization (BUA) application form that is reviewed by the Committee for Laboratory and Environmental Biosafety (CLEB). A BUA is required for anyone working with recombinant DNA molecules, human clinical specimens or agents that may infect humans, plants or animals. This safety training will discuss the biosafety risk... More >
Lecture | September 13 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden | Note change in date
The term 'witness tree' was coined to describe trees that were used as boundary markers in the early days of the United States. Since that time the term has expanded to describe trees that were present at historical events. Some of the best known witness trees were standing in battle grounds during the Civil War.
Free with Garden admission ($12); Free for UCBG members, UC Berkeley students, staff, and faculty
Applied Math Seminar: ST-GNAT and SNS: Model order reduction techniques for time-dependent nonlinear system of equations
Seminar | September 13 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 732 Evans Hall
Youngsoo Choi, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Several reduced order models have been successfully developed for nonlinear dynamical systems. To achieve a considerable speedup, a hyper-reduction step is needed to reduce the computational complexity due to nonlinear terms. A new space–time reduced order model, the ST-GNAT method, for nonlinear dynamical systems will be introduced as well as the traditional methods, such as the DEIM and GNAT... More >
Seminar | September 13 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | C210 Haas School of Business
Will Dobbie, Princeton University
Joint with the Haas Finance Seminar
Information Session | September 13 | 11:20 a.m.-12 p.m. | Haas School of Business, Spieker Forum, Chou Hall
Start the new school year off right; learn why responsible business is our business!
The CRB Info Session will take place directly before the Peterson Speaker Series, Inspiring Tomorrow's Business Leaders: Clif Bar Co-owners Gary Erickson and Kit Crawford. If you plan to attend... More >
[Peterson Speaker Series] Inspiring Tomorrow's Business Leaders: Clif Bar Co-owners Gary Erickson and Kit Crawford
Panel Discussion | September 13 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Haas School of Business, Spieker Forum, Chou Hall
In 2000, Clif Bar co-owners Gary Erickson and Kit Crawford walked away from a $120 million buyout from a larger food company. Contrary to popular opinion, they were determined to prove Clif Bar could succeednot by selling to the highest... More >
Lecture | September 13 | 12-1 p.m. | Barrows Hall, Matrix Conference Room, 8th Floor
John Aubrey Douglass, CSHE; Zach Bleemer, CSHE
Lecture | September 13 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall
Dr. Matt Beech, Senior Fellow, IES; Director, Centre for British Politics, University of Hull
Institute of European Studies, Anglo-American Studies Program
IES Senior Fellow and Director of the Centre for British Politics at the University of Hull, Dr Matt Beech FRHistS, FRSA, gives a public lecture examining how far the UK is on the road to Brexit; what Brexit currently means; and how the 2016 referendum vote continues to divide citizens and dominate political life.
Beech's focus is drawn from research for his latest monograph, The Triumph of... More >
SPH Brown Bag Research Presentation: Leveraging big data to assess health effects of changes in physical and social environments, and policy and program implementation
Seminar | September 13 | 12-1 p.m. | 5101 Berkeley Way West
Jennifer Ahern, Associate Professor, School of Public Health
Seminar | September 13 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building
Sam Brown, Georgia Institute of Technology
Seminar | September 13 | 12:30-2 p.m. | C330 Haas School of Business
Chad Syverson, Booth
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 >
Lecture | September 13 | 1-2:30 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden
Join Anthony Garza, Horticulture & Grounds Supervisor, on an in-depth tour of the Water Wise Entry Garden. Get the scoop on the best plants to choose for your garden before attending the Fall Plant Sale on Sunday, September 30!
Please note that this is an exclusive event for Garden members. Not yet a member? Join us today by visiting botanicalgarden.berkeley.edu/join
Social Event | September 13 | 1 p.m. | 140 Bear's Lair Cafe (next to Sproul Plaza)
This is an informal gathering to connect with other Swahili speakers on campus and in the community. Each person will support their own beverage and/or food purchases, but we will provide the good company. And of course, Swahili speaking only! All skill and experience levels are welcome.
Reply (just to me, email@example.com) if scheduling is an issue and we can revisit... More >
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 firstname.lastname@example.org... More >
Seminar | September 13 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall
Lecture | September 13 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall
Alison Post, Associate Professor of Political Science, UC Berkeley
Argentinas economic travails are making headlines again. One of the main contributors to the countrys current challenges is a consumer subsidy program for electricity, gas, mass transit, and other infrastructure services, which disproportionately benefits middle class voters over poorer citizens. This lecture will examine the programs origins following the 2001 crisis, why expenditures on... More >
Lecture | September 13 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 691 Barrows Hall
Caribbean Slavery and Maritime Marronage:
Geographies of Slavery, Freedom, Empire, and African Diaspora
Elena Schneider, Department of History
Conjuring Conspiracy: Racial Paranoia and Radical Sympathy
Poulomi Saha, Department of English
Workshop | September 13 | 4-5 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 2101, Bioscience Library Training Room
Becky Miller, Bioscience, Natural Resources & Public Health Library
Mendeley is a reference manager that enables you to find, organize, read, share, annotate, and cite your research papers. It is also an academic discovery and collaboration tool that can boost your productivity.
This hands-on workshop will give beginning Mendeley users practice importing citations and creating bibliographies. Experienced users are welcome, too!
POSTPONED - TDPS Speaker Series: Shannon Jackson, Professor of Rhetoric and Performance Studies: Civic Re-Enactment and Public Re-assembly
Presentation | September 13 | 4-5 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, Conference Room 44B
Professor Shannon Jackson, Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies
Please note: Our TDPS Speaker Series discussion featuring Shannon Jackson has been postponed, (previously scheduled for September 13 at 4pm). As soon as a new date is determined, information about time and location will be updated.
Seminar 242, Econometrics: "Convergence and Stability of Equilibria in Bayesian Markov Decision Processes"
Seminar | September 13 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall
Demian Pouzo, UCB
Colloquium | September 13 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall
Marie-Claude Arnaud, University of Avignon
A lot of problems of classical mechanics lead us to the study of the orientation and area preserving diffeomorphisms of surfaces. Among their invariant sets, the simplest ones are the periodic orbits, but more curious invariant sets often exist : Cantor subsets. We will introduce the setting and explain why such invariant Cantor sets often exist. We will focus on two kinds of them: the horseshoes... More >
Panel Discussion | September 13 | 5-7 p.m. | 315 Wheeler Hall
Jonathan Sheehan, Professor of History and Director of the Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion, UC Berkeley; Candace Vogler, David B. and Clara E. Stern Professor of Philosophy, University of Chicago; Mitchell Stevens, Associate Professor of Education, Stanford University
Katie Peterson, Associate Professor of English, UC Davis
Lecture | September 13 | 5-7 p.m. | 1102 Berkeley Way West
Michele DiTomas, Chief Physician and Surgeon and Hospice Medical Director, California Department of Corrections
Join us for a presentation from Michele DiTomas, a physician who has dedicated her career to improving medical care for incarcerated persons. She will discuss her path to correctional medicine and the health and human rights hurdles that must be overcome in order to achieve true reform.
Linguistic Anthropology and Literary and Cultural Studies: A Mellon Foundation Sawyer Seminar: Session 1: Translation/Transduction
Conference/Symposium | September 12 – 13, 2018 every day | 5-7 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall
Elliott Colla, Georgetown University; Susan Gal, University of Chicago; Mairi McLaughlin, UC Berkeley; Saul Schwartz, UC Berkeley; Toby Warner, UC Davis
This is the first of seven two-day meetings of a Mellon Foundation Sawyer Seminar that will take place throughout 2018-2019. The seminar aims to explore the potential of a set of concepts, tools, and critical practices developed in the field of linguistic anthropology for work being done in the fields of literary and cultural criticism.
Lecture | September 13 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Dwinelle Annex, Room 126
The Politics & Poetics of Imagination in the Black Mediterranean with SA Smythe
Thursday September 13, 2018
Dwinelle Annex, Room 126
Pogrom: Kishinev and the Tilt of History: Steven Zipperstein (Stanford) in conversation with John Efron (UC Berkeley)
Lecture | September 13 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)
In April, 1903, 49 Jews were killed, 600 were raped or wounded, and more than 1,000 Jewish-owned houses and stores were ransacked and destroyed during three days of violence in the town of Kishinev. So shattering were the aftereffects of this rampage, that one historian remarked that it was nothing less than a prototype for the Holocaust itself.
Recounted in lurid detail by newspapers... More >
Performing Arts - Music | September 13 | 5:30 p.m. | Hearst Greek Theatre
Jason Mraz has quietly amassed a diverse fan-base throughout all parts of the globe. Since getting his start in coffeehouses in San Diego, Mraz has brought his positive message and soulful, folk-pop sound to rapt audiences around the world through his vibrant recordings, humorous live performances, and philanthropic efforts.
Information Session | September 13 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)
Atlassian's Head of Platform, Steve Deasy will be on hand to talk about how Atlassian's agile software development products are working toward the company's mission to unleash the potential of every team. Come hear from one of Atlassian's leaders in engineering to learn more about the scaling of a company that started as an idea out of a dorm room.
New Ways to Investigate Human Rights Violations: with the Human Rights Center and Amnesty International
Lecture | September 13 | 6-8 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, Goldberg Room, 2nd floor
The Human Rights Centers Tech and Human Rights Director Felim McMahon in conversation with Amnesty Internationals Crisis Response Team, featuring Tirana Hassan, Crisis Response Director; Micah Farfour, Special Advisor for Remote Sensing; Milena Marin, Senior Advisor for Tactical Research; Scott Edwards, Senior Advisor for Tactical Research; introduced by HRCs Executive Director Alexa Koenig.... 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 - Multimedia | September 11 – November 16, 2018 every day | Richmond Art Center (2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, CA)
ON VIEW: SEPT 11-NOV 16 @ the Richmond Art Center. The exhibition, co-curated by Professors Michael Dear & Ronald Rael, explores representations of the US-Mexico ‘borderlands’ in contemporary art. Free & open to all!
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.
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
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 >
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)
The Karaite Canon highlights a selection from the over fifty manuscripts he brought to California, along with ritual objects belonging to Cairos Karaite community.
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)
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 >
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)
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 >
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)
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-Kalters photographs smoothly oscillate between two worlds, and two Holy Lands, with one lens.
After immigrating from Poland to the British Mandate of... More >