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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Yali's Cafe Grand Opening

Social Event | September 18 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Sutardja Dai Hall

 CITRIS and the Banatao Institute

Please join us Tuesday, September 18th for the Grand Opening of Yali’s Cafe at Qualcomm at CITRIS and the Banatao Institute headquarters!

Yali's Cafe Grand Opening

Special Event | September 18 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Yali's Cafe

 CITRIS and the Banatao Institute

Please join us Tuesday, September 18th for the Grand Opening of Yali’s Cafe at Qualcomm at CITRIS and the Banatao Institute headquarters!

Cafe location: Sutardja Dai Hall, Floor 2 at UC Berkeley
From 9am-12pm, enjoy the festivities including:

- Complimentary menu tastings
- Complimentary coffee beverages (Equator coffee)
- Booths from the CITRIS Invention Lab, CITRIS Tech for Social Good...   More >

Brown Bag Lunch on Parks, Conservation, and Your Career

Special Event | September 18 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 139 Mulford Hall

 Jon Jarvis, Executive Director, Institute for Parks, People, and Biodiversity; Patrick Gonzalez, Principal Climate Change Specialist, National Park Service; Sarah Allen, Science Program Leader, National Park Service

 California Outdoor Engagement Coalition

The Institute for Parks, People, and Biodiversity is excited to announce an opportunity for students to join Jon Jarvis, Sarah Allen, and Patrick Gonzalez for a monthly one hour event where they can ask questions and seek advice about the National Park Service, climate change, careers, conservation, and much more. Students can learn more and RSVP here. Space is limited, you must RSVP to attend the...   More >

  RSVP online or or by emailing Rhonie Roggers at rhoniedee1993@berkeley.edu by September 17.

Seminar 217, Risk Management: Nonstandard Analysis and its Application to Markov Processes

Seminar | September 18 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Speaker: Haosui Duanmu, UC Berkeley

 Consortium for Data Analytics in Risk

Nonstandard analysis, a powerful machinery derived from mathematical logic, has had many applications in probability theory as well as stochastic processes. Nonstandard analysis allows construction of a single object - a hyperfinite probability space - which satisfies all the first order logical properties of a finite probability space, but which can be simultaneously viewed as a...   More >

Phonography in Transit: Naples and New York: Global Urban Humanities Fall 2018 Colloquium

Colloquium | September 18 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 170 Wurster Hall

 Global Urban Humanities

"Phonography in Transit: Naples and New York"
Delia Casadei, Assistant Professor of Music
Gavin Williams, Music Research Fellow, Kings College
Tuesday, September 18, 12-1:30pm
Wurster 170

Part of the Global Urban Humanities Colloquium The City and Its People, Rhetoric 198-3 / ARCH 198-2, Rhetoric 244A / ARCH 298-2

Sound reproduction technology—the phonograph, the gramophone—was...   More >

Learning Representations for Planning

Seminar | September 18 | 12-1 p.m. | 560 Evans Hall

 Aviv Tamar, Postdoc, UC Berkeley's Artificial Intelligence Research Lab

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

How can we build autonomous robots that operate in unstructured and dynamic environments such as homes or hospitals?
This problem has been investigated under several disciplines, including planning (motion planning, task planning, etc.), and reinforcement learning. While both of these fields have witnessed tremendous progress, each have fundamental drawbacks when it comes to...   More >

Home Ownership (BEUHS341)

Workshop | September 18 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club

 Richard Ruiz, Bank of the West

 Be Well at Work - Work/Life

Thinking about purchasing your first or second home? Considering refinancing your current home loan?
This workshop covers many important topics related to homeownership, including
• Is now the right time to buy a home?
• How much can I afford?
• Are any low cash down payment options available?
• What are first-time homebuyer programs available?
• How do I get pre-approved for a loan?
•...   More >

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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.

Seminar 218, Psychology and Economics: Incentivized Resume Rating: Eliciting the Distribution of Employer Preferences without Deception

Seminar | September 18 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Corinne Low, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania

 Department of Economics

Seminar 237, The Macroeconomic Implications of Corporate Debt Policies and Pricing Strategies

Seminar | September 18 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Christian Jauregui, UC - Berkeley

 Department of Economics

This paper studies the effect of bank lending frictions on firms' corporate debt choices and behaviors in product markets, whereby debt composition consists of bank loans and (market-based) bond issuances. I document a hump-shaped relationship between a firm's reliance on market financing and its product (price-marginal) cost markup: on average, markups rise with their share of market debt in...   More >

3-Manifold Seminar: Symplectic structures on representation varieties of surfaces

Seminar | September 18 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall


 Department of Mathematics

We'll discuss the symplectic structure on representation varieties of surfaces. Then we'll discuss certain Hamiltonian actions on subsets determined by twists along simple curves.

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: Curves of genus 11 with several maps of degree 6 to $\mathbb P^1$

Seminar | September 18 | 3:45-4:45 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Frank-Olaf Schreyer, MSRI, Universität des Saarlandes

 Department of Mathematics

Green's conjecture says that vanishing syzgies of a canonical curve is equivalent to the non-existence of certain linear series on the curve. Turning things around, we might hope that many syzygies imply the existence of many linear systems. In this talk I will survey our knowledge on syzygies of canonical curves and then report on work of Hanieh Keneshlou, who used this approach to study the...   More >

Probabilistic Operator Algebra Seminar: Tensor decompositions of II$_1$ factors arising from extensions of amalgamated free product groups

Seminar | September 18 | 3:45-5:45 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Rolando de Santiago, UC Presidential Postdoctoral Fellow, UCLA

 Department of Mathematics

We describe a family of groups whose von Neumann algebras satisfy the following rigidity phenomenon: all tensor decompositions of $L(\Gamma )$ into II$_1$ factors necessarily arise from direct product decompositions of the group Γ. This class includes many iterated amalgamated free product groups such as right-angled Artin groups, Burger-Mozes groups, Higman group, integral two-dimensional...   More >

How to Email a Professor to Get a Positive Response: Workshop

Workshop | September 18 | 4-5 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

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

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Do you need to email a professor you've never met before to ask for their help, but you don't know where to start? Have you ever written a long email to a professor, only to receive no response, or not the one you hoped? If so, this workshop is for you! We will discuss how to present yourself professionally over email to faculty and other professionals ...   More >

Sandia National Laboratories career fair

Career Fair | September 18 | 4-6 p.m. | Etcheverry Hall, Room 3110

 Nuclear Engineering (NE)

Sandia National Laboratories will be on campus! BRING RESUMES! For all interested B.S., M.S. and Ph.D. engineering and science students.
Many positions open for internships, co-ops, and full-time employment.

Most positions require U.S. Citizenship

Seminar 281: International Trade and Finance, "Title: "Credit Allocation under Banking Globalization: Theory and Empirics"

Seminar | September 18 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Leslie Shen, UC Berkeley

 Department of Economics

This paper studies how the globalization of banking affects credit allocation across firms. I develop a model of global and local banking where each type of bank faces a problem of asymmetric information: global banks have the technology to extract global but not local information; local banks have the technology to extract local but not global information. The model shows that this...   More >

Data and sustainability science and practice: Berkeley Distinguished Lectures in Data Science

Lecture | September 18 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 190 Doe Library

 Dan Kammen, Professor and Chair, Energy and Resources Group

 Berkeley Institute for Data Science

The energy-information nexus has become a key tool and research area in efforts aimed at decarbonizing energy systems, enabling and operating the 'smart grid', which I will argue encompasses the utility-scale system, mini-grids, and off-grid energy systems. In this talk we will review a range of theoretical models and practical tools where data science, machine learning, and human-machine...   More >

Seminar 221, Industrial Organization: ​"Attention Oligopoly"

Seminar | September 18 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Andrea Prat, Columbia University

 Department of Economics

Graduate Medievalists at Berkeley Welcome Back Happy Hour

Information Session | September 18 | 5-7 p.m. |  Jupiter

 Townsend Center for the Humanities

Graduate Medievalists at Berkeley (GMB) will be holding our first meeting over drinks at Jupiter, located at 2181 Shattuck Ave., on Tuesday, September 18th from 5-7pm. We'd like to extend this invite to any graduate students interested in medieval or premodern topics.

On September 18th we'll be discussing our schedule for this semester, including floating happy hours, coffee breaks, and lunch...   More >

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: Curves on surfaces with ordinary singularities in $\mathbb P^3$

Seminar | September 18 | 5-6 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Mengyuan Zhang, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

We study curves in $\mathbb P^3$ lying on hypersurfaces that arise as images of “general” maps from smooth surfaces. We describe the numerical invariants of a large class of curves on these surfaces, and study the families of such curves in the Hilbert scheme.

Together But Apart: Care Work in Filipino Transnational Families in the Digital Age

Lecture | September 18 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library | Note change in time

 Valerie Francisco-Menchavez, Assistant Professor of Sociology, San Francisco State University

 Center for Southeast Asia Studies

Prof. Valerie Francisco-Menchavez (Ph.D., CUNY Graduate Center) will discuss her new book, which explores the dynamics of gender and technology of care work in Filipino transnational families in the Philippines and the U.S.

Valerie Francisco-Menchavez

Methodological Individualism and the Age of Microeconomics

Lecture | September 18 | 5-7 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 Annie McClanahan, English, University of California, Irvine

 The Program in Critical Theory

Annie McClanahan is an assistant professor of English at UC Irvine. Her first book, Dead Pledges: Debt, Crisis, and 21st Century Culture (Stanford, 2016) explores the ways that U.S. culture—from novels and poems to photojournalism and horror movies—has responded to the collapse of the financialized consumer credit economy in 2008. She is also working on two new projects. The first...   More >

International Student Career Success Series: Identifying international student friendly hiring employers

Workshop | September 18 | 6-7 p.m. | Career Center (2440 Bancroft Way), Gold Room

 Career Center

Employers' recruiting needs are complicated and always changing, so there is not a clear list of which employers in the US are currently considering international students for their positions. However, there are resources to research and identify employers who sponsored international students with job visas or hired int'l students on CPT or OPT in the past. It will be helpful for you to focus on...   More >

Solving the Patient Access Paradox: Julie Yoo at the Forum

Lecture | September 18 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Haas School of Business, Koret Classroom (F320)

 Julie Yoo, Kyruus

 The Berkeley Forum

One of the generation-defining problems in healthcare is what we've coined as "The Patient Access Paradox" - the fact that patients are told to wait weeks for a doctor appointment, despite the fact that 20-40% of the health system's appointment capacity is underutilized. Kyruus provides a first-in-class solution to provider organizations to solve this problem by taking a "Moneyball" approach to...   More >


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Uber Info-Sesseion

Information Session | September 18 | 6-8 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Presentation by Xinxi Chen, Senior Software Engineer. Come say hello, be ready to ask questions, fill up on food, and get to know Uber!

We believe that by solving some of the biggest problems of our time, we can create a future where there is limitless freedom of movement for people and things all across the world. It's a bright future that we can create together. Uber the perfect place to...   More >

Exhibits and Ongoing Events


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!

Luminous Disturbances: Paintings by Kara Maria

Exhibit - Painting | September 10 – December 14, 2018 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | Stephens Hall, Townsend Center for the Humanities

 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.

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.

Califas: Art of the US-Mexico Borderlands

Exhibit - Multimedia | September 11 – November 16, 2018 every day |  Richmond Art Center (2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, CA)

 Environmental Design, College of

ON VIEW: SEPT 11-NOV 16 @ the Richmond Art Center. The exhibition, co-curated by Professors Michael Dear &amp; Ronald Rael, explores representations of the US-Mexico ‘borderlands’ in contemporary art. Free &amp; open to all!

Art for the Asking: 60 Years of the Graphic Arts Loan Collection at the Morrison Library

Exhibit - Artifacts | September 17, 2018 – February 28, 2019 every day | Doe Library, Bernice Layne Brown Gallery


Art for the Asking: 60 Years of the Graphic Arts Loan Collection at the Morrison Library will be up in Doe Library’s Brown Gallery until March 1st, 2019. This exhibition celebrates 60 years of the Graphic Arts Loan Collection, and includes prints in the collection that have not been seen in 20 years, as well as prints that are now owned by the Berkeley Art Museum. There are also cases dedicated...   More >

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.

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 >