<< Friday, September 21, 2018 >>

Friday, September 21, 2018

Constructing Post-Imperium Identity: Taiwan and Eastern Europe

Conference/Symposium | September 20 – 21, 2018 every day | 10 a.m.-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS)

Efforts in Taiwan to create a new identity and nation-state as part of the process of democratization have much in common with the making of new identities and nation-states in democratizing Eastern and Central Europe, especially with the dissolution of the Soviet Union, Yugoslavia and Czechoslovakia. This workshop ...   More >

Biomimicry: Design with Nature

Colloquium | September 21 | 10-11 a.m. | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

This presentation will explore the biomimicry creative process, drawing inspiration from natural forms, processes, and systems, to reimagine how to solve complex human design challenges such as climate change and urbanization.

Seminar 251, Labor seminar: "Can Wealth Taxation Work in Developing Countries? Quasi-Experimental Evidence from Colombia"

Seminar | September 21 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall | Note change in date, time, and location

 Juliana Londoño-Vélez, UCB

 Center for Labor Economics

Labor Lunch: NO SEMINAR

Seminar | September 21 | 12-1 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall | Canceled

 Center for Labor Economics

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

Graduate Student Lightning Talks: Environmental Engineering Seminar

Seminar | September 21 | 12-1 p.m. | 534 Davis Hall

 UC Berkeley ENV Graduate Students

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

Environmental engineering research in under 5 minutes

RefWorks: Save and Cite Your Sources

Workshop | September 21 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, Bioscience Library Training Room, 2101 VLSB

 Elliott Smith, Emerging Technologies and Bioinformatics Librarian, Library

 Library

This hands-on workshop will give you practice in importing citations and creating bibliographies using the citation manager RefWorks. You can bring your own laptop or use our PCs.

The Spell of the Arctic: The EU as Geopolitical Actor

Lecture | September 21 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Andreas Raspotnik, Nord University Business School in Bodø (Norway)

 Institute of European Studies

The Arctic is melting. And it is melting fast. In times of starving polar bears going viral, the Arctic has become the globe’s ‘climate change’ canary in a coal mine. After some rather silent years around the turn of the millennium, the region prominently re-hit global headlines a decade ago. An area that may provide for economic opportunities in the decades to come but currently rather holds...   More >

The Marriage Market for Lemons: HIV Testing and Marriage in Rural Malawi

Seminar | September 21 | 12:05-1:30 p.m. | 248 Giannini Hall

 Daniel Bennett, USC

 Agricultural & Resource Economics

Abstract
Asymmetric information in the marriage market may delay marriage and cause adverse selection if partner quality is revealed over time. Sexual safety is an important but hidden partner attribute, especially in areas where HIV is endemic. A model of positive
assortative matching with both observable (attractiveness) and hidden (sexual safety) attributes predicts that removing the...   More >

Remote Memory for Non-Masochists

Seminar | September 21 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, 430 (Woz)

 Marcos K. Aguilera, VMWare Research

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Remote memory is an old idea that has recently re-emerged in the age of fast networks, and it is now increasingly compelling. However, for remote memory to be successful, it needs to provide a better abstraction. The current abstraction based on RDMA is complex, error-prone, and clunky, limiting its adoption to experts and masochists. In this talk, we describe a number of alternatives that we are...   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 >

Physical Chemistry of Nanocrystals with the Graphene Liquid Cell: Nano Seminar Series

Lecture | September 21 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Prof. A. Paul Alivisatos, UC Berkeley, Chemistry & MSE

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

Colloidal nanocrystals have emerged as a major building block for nanoscience and nanotechnology. Today it is possible to control the size, shape, and topology of nanocrystals and to harness the variations of their properties with size to create materials with proven applications in biological imaging and electronic displays, and many more applications under development in renewable energy....   More >

Composition Colloquium: Oren Boneh, UC Berkeley

Colloquium | September 21 | 3 p.m. |  Hargrove Music Library

 Department of Music

Composer and trumpeter Oren Boneh writes music characterized by its energy and dynamism. Its foundation is made up of vastly contrasting characters, ranging from abrasive and mechanical to humorous and supple. The music plays with listener expectations of the characters’ behaviors in order to create unpredictability and friction.

Oren has been commissioned and performed internationally by...   More >

Dissertation Talk: Acquiring Diverse Robot Skills via Maximum Entropy Reinforcement Learning

Seminar | September 21 | 3-4 p.m. | 250 Sutardja Dai Hall

 Tuomas Haarnoja, UC Berkeley

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

The intersection of expressive, general-purpose function approximators, such as neural networks, with general-purpose model-free reinforcement learning (RL) algorithms holds the promise of automating a wide range of robotic behaviors: reinforcement learning provides the formalism for reasoning about sequential decision making, while large neural networks can process high-dimensional and noisy...   More >

MENA Salon: Egypt Five Years After Rabaa

Workshop | September 21 | 3-4 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

August 15th marked the fifth anniversary of the massacre at Cairo's Rabaa and Nahda Squares, in which Egyptian security forces killed at least 800 people. An Egyptian court on Saturday September 8 issued its final verdict upholding the death sentences of 75 Muslim Brotherhood members and supporters for their participation in the Rabaa and Nahda sit-ins following the ouster of former President...   More >

Information Access: Its Scope and its Limitations

Seminar | September 21 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 107 South Hall

 Michael Buckland

 Information, School of

Text printed on paper was the dominant medium for some 500 years and a wide range of techniques were evolved to support description, discovery, and forensic analysis for authenticity, provenance, etc., mostly under the term âbibliographyâ. But the dominance of printing (and indeed of written text) has receded with the rise of new media and new publication forms which urgently need comparable...   More >

La Danse: The Paris Opera Ballet

Film - Feature | September 21 | 3:30-6:15 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 BAMPFA

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Wiseman and cameraman John Davey follow a series of rehearsals and performances at the Paris Opera Ballet. Observing great dancers like Agnès Letestu and Nicolas Le Riche in works choreographed by Rudolf Nureyev, Pina Bausch, and others, the film also explores the administration and behind-the-scenes effort that make the performances possible. Wiseman “haunts the stairways, rehearsal rooms, and...   More >

Designing for Customer Consideration of Alternative Fuel Vehicles, Instead of Final Purchase

Lecture | September 21 | 4 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Erin MacDonald, Stanford University

 Institute of Transportation Studies

Stanford University's Erin MacDonald will present Designing for Customer Consideration of Alternative Fuel Vehicles, Instead of Final Purchase on September 21, 2018 at 4 p.m. in 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building. Join us for cookies and beverages at 3:30 p.m.

A New, Expeditious Strategy for the Design of Functional Metalloproteins

Seminar | September 21 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Jon Rittle, Department of Chemistry

 College of Chemistry

Aruna D’Souza in Conversation with Allan deSouza

Lecture | September 21 | 5-7 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, Maude Fife Room, Room 315

 Aruna D’Souza

 Arts Research Center

Aruna D’Souza in Conversation
with Allan deSouza
Friday, September 21, 2018
5:00-7:00pm
Maude Fife Room, Room 315, Wheeler Hall

Jane Street Tech Talks

Information Session | September 21 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

How to Build an Exchange

Presented by: Brian Nigito

Electronic exchanges play an important role in the world financial system, acting as focal points where actors from across the world meet to trade with each other.

But building an exchange is a difficult technical challenge, requiring high transaction rates, low, deterministic response times, fairness, and reliability.

This talk...   More >

Reading: East Bay Poets

Reading - Literary | September 21 | 6-7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 BAMPFA

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Readings from local poets Barbara Jane Reyes, the Manila-born winner of a James Laughlin award and author of Invocation to Daughters; Ingrid Rojas Contreras, originally from Bogotá, book columnist for KQED and author of Fruit of the Drunken Tree; Maw Shein Win, first poet laureate of El Cerrito, former artist in residence at the Headlands Center for the Arts, and author of Invisible Gifts, Poems;...   More >

Arcade Fire: with very special guest Grizzly Bear

Performing Arts - Music | September 21 | 6 p.m. |  Hearst Greek Theatre

 Another Planet Entertainment

Hailing from Montreal, Canada, Arcade Fire are a six piece band that have won two BRITs, two Grammys, and have released three records over the last ten years.

  Buy tickets online

La terra trema

Film - Feature | September 21 | 7-9:40 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 BAMPFA

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Visconti’s masterpiece of austere lyricism was shot in the Sicilian village of Aci Trezza. There, fishermen are kept in poverty by middle-class wholesalers. The Valastro family, led by the impassioned young N’toni, attempt to overcome this oppression and are ostracized in their ancient community, where the elders are content to complain about their exploitation in knowing proverbs, and the young...   More >

UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra

Performing Arts - Music | September 21 – 22, 2018 every day | 8 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

David Milnes, music director
BARTỐK Miraculous Mandarin
Jennifer HIGDON Blue Cathedral
BRAHMS Symphony No. 2

Established in 1923, the UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra is the oldest performing arts ensemble in the University of California system. Throughout its long history, the orchestra has provided students and other members of the campus community with the opportunity to expand their...   More >

$20 General Admission, $15 non-UCB students, seniors, current/retired UCB faculty and staff, groups 10+, $5 UCB students

  Buy tickets online or by calling 510-642-9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Exhibits and Ongoing Events

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!

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

 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.

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

 Library

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 >

Old Masters in a New Light: Rediscovering the European Collection

Exhibit - Painting | September 19 – December 16, 2018 every day |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Since 1872, the University of California, Berkeley has been collecting works by European artists, building a collection that includes many rare and exceptional works distinguished by artistic innovation, emotional and psychological depth, and technical virtuosity. Consisting mostly of gifts from professors, alumni, and other supporters, the collection continues to evolve, representing artistic...   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 >