<< Tuesday, September 25, 2018 >>

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

Workplace Civility: Respect in Action: Beomb002

Workshop | September 25 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | 24 University Hall

 Ombuds

Learn practical steps for promoting civility at work, including guidelines for considerate conduct and ideas for creating a more inclusive work environment. Participants will also learn how to help their unit establish group norms and effective ways to respond to rudeness.

Seminar: The Feminist Strike as a Practical Research Tool: Beyond the Patriarchal Wage System

Seminar | September 25 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | 3401 Dwinelle Hall

 Verónica Gago, Professor, Universidad de Buenos Aires and Instituto de Altos Estudios, Universidad Nacional de San Martín; Visiting Scholar, International Consortium of Critical Theory Programs

 The Program in Critical Theory

This seminar will take the International Feminist Strikes of 2017 and 2018 as its points of departure and will use the strike as a lens through which to analyze several key questions in contemporary feminist movements. How can we define life and work, and the difference between the two, in feminist terms? What understanding of violence does the strike imply? How can we devise shared plans for...   More >

Putting AI to Work

Conference/Symposium | September 25 | 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. | 330 Sutardja Dai Hall

 CITRIS and the Banatao Institute

Artificial Intelligence (AI), machine learning, and assistive technologies will transform the future of work, with wide-ranging effects on employment, wages, and income distribution. Despite dystopian forecasts of robots replacing workers, AI and intelligent tools can also be applied to make the workforce more inclusive. As industries evolve, how can AI be used to extend productive professional...   More >

Seminar 217, Risk Management: A Deep Learning Investigation of One-Month Momentum

Seminar | September 25 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Speaker: Ben Gum, AXA Rosenberg

 Consortium for Data Analytics in Risk

The one-month return reversal in equity prices was first documented by Jedadeesh (1990), who found that there was a highly significant negative serial correlation in the monthly return series of stocks. This is in contrast to the positive serial correlation of the annual stock returns. Explanations for this effect differ, but the general consensus has been that the trailing one-month return...   More >

Selective Halogenation and the Study of Noncanonical Lipids

Seminar | September 25 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Noah Burns, Department of Chemistry, Stanford University

 College of Chemistry

Our group is particularly inspired by natural products not only because of their importance as synthetic targets but also due to their ability to serve as invaluable identifiers of unanswered chemical, medicinal, biological, and biophysical questions. One major focus of our research has been the selective halogenation of alkenes. Dihalogenation and halofunctionalization encompass some of the most...   More >

Student Faculty Macro Lunch - "Model Selection And Impulse Responses With Single Equation Regressions"

Presentation | September 25 | 12-1 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Chaewon Baek, UC Berkeley

 Clausen Center

This workshop consists of one-hour informal presentations on topics related to macroeconomics and international finance, broadly defined. The presenters are UC Berkeley PhD students, faculty, and visitors.
** MUST RSVP**

  RSVP by emailing jgmendoza@berkeley.edu by September 20.

Sabina Rashid | The Invisible Reality of ‘Chinthar Roge’ (A Life of Chronic Worry): The Illness of Poverty in Dhaka’s Urban Slum Settlements

Lecture | September 25 | 12-2 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Sabina Rashid, Professor and Dean, BRAC University School of Public Health

 Lawrence Cohen, Professor of Anthropology, UC Berkeley

 The Subir and Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies, Institute for South Asia Studies, Berkeley Center for Social Medicine

A talk by medical anthropologist Sabina Faiz Rashid

Apartheid Remains: Global Urban Humanities Fall 2018 Colloquium

Colloquium | September 25 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 170 Wurster Hall

 Sarah Hwang

 Global Urban Humanities

"Apartheid Remains"
Sharad Chari
Associate Professor of Geography
Tuesday, September 25, 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

While it is a truism that South Africa's apartheid past has not been entirely transcended, we know less about how inhabitants of today's racial...   More >

Balancing Ergonomics and Wellness to Improve Your Health (BEUHS410)

Workshop | September 25 | 12:10-1 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club

 Greg Ryan, Ergonomics@Work

 Be Well at Work - Ergonomics

Learn how to set up your mobile/office workstation safely and explore methods for practicing self-care in our fast paced world. Content will include beneficial movement options while working, safe habits with all your 'devices', recommendations for 'break time', and mindfulness and breathing exercises. Resources available on and off campus will be shared.

  Register online

Assisted Living Options for Seniors (BEUHS176)

Workshop | September 25 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

 Alan Morgenstern, MA

 Elder Care Program

Moving from home is rarely an easy decision for an elder and their family. Understanding the options, however, can help you and them navigate this journey. This workshop will present the various housing options available to seniors at the assisted living level of care, how to finance it, and considerations for engaging professional help, such as placement specialists and geriatric care managers.

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.

EHS 201 Biosafety in Laboratories

Course | September 25 | 1:30-3:30 p.m. | 177 Stanley Hall

 Office of Environment, Health & Safety

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 >

Seminar 218, Psychology and Economics: Preferences for Competition: Children versus Parents

Seminar | September 25 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Jonas Tungodden, UC Berkeley

 Department of Economics

3-Manifold Seminar: Symplectic structures on representation varieties of surfaces and Hamiltonian actions.

Seminar | September 25 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Ian Agol, UC BERKELEY

 Department of Mathematics

We'll continue to discuss the symplectic structure on representation varieties of surfaces after Goldman (and Atiyah-Bott). Then we'll discuss certain Hamiltonian actions on subsets determined by twists along simple curves.

Seminar 237, Why do Spatial Wage Gaps Persist? Evidence from the Enduring Divide between East and West Germany

Seminar | September 25 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Tommaso Porzio, University of California, San Diego

 Department of Economics

Joint work with Sebastian Heise

Butterfly Walk

Tour/Open House | April 24 – October 23, 2018 the fourth Tuesday of the month every month | 3-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join Sally Levinson, Garden volunteer propagator, docent and 'caterpillar lady', as she guides you through the Botanical Garden in search of butterflies.

Space is on a first-come basis. Children welcome. Free with garden admission.

Free with Garden Admission

Salesforce Info-Session: Dreamforce Viewing Party

Miscellaneous | September 25 | 3-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

It's Dreamforce week at Salesforce!

Join the Berkeley Dreamforce Viewing Party to hear from co-CEO of Salesforce, Marc Benioff! Big prizes to win by attending!

Be sure to register: http://tinyurl.com/y96ywjdr

Student Harmonic Analysis and PDE Seminar (HADES): Internal waves in stratified fluids and 0th order pseudodifferential operators

Seminar | September 25 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Maciej Zworski, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Colin de Verdière and Saint-Raymond have recently found a fascinating connection between modeling of internal waves in stratified fluids and spectral theory of 0th order pseudodifferential operators on compact manifolds. The purpose of this talk is to motivate that connection and then explain challenges in spectral theory of 0th order operators, with and without viscosity. Some numerical...   More >

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: Effectivity of Farkas classes and the Kodaira dimensions of $M_{22}$ and $M_{23}$

Seminar | September 25 | 3:45-4:45 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Sam Payne, MSRI

 Department of Mathematics

I will present recent joint work with David Jensen, using tropicalization of linear series on chains of loops to verify two outstanding cases of the strong maximal rank conjecture and prove that certain divisor classes on $M_{22}$ and $M_{23}$ are represented by effective divisors.  This completes Farkas’s program to show that these moduli spaces are of general type. An alternate proof in...   More >

Probabilistic Operator Algebra Seminar: The Macaev norm, entropy and supramenability

Seminar | September 25 | 3:45-5:45 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Dan-Virgil Voiculescu, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

On the (p,1) Lorentz scale of normed ideals of compact operators, the Macaev ideal is the end at infinity. From a perturbation point of view the Macaev ideal is related to entropy (Kolmogorov-Sinai dynamical entropy and Avez entropy of random walks on groups), while finite p is related to Hausdorff dimension p. For discrete groups, connections to supramenability have appeared via the regular...   More >

Machine Learning Panel

Panel Discussion | September 25 | 4-6 p.m. | Haas School of Business, Spieker Forum, Chou Hall (6th Fl)

 Haas School of Business

The Berkeley Master of Financial Engineering Program invites you to join us on September 25 at UC Berkeley's Haas School of Business for a Machine Learning Panel in the Spieker Forum of Chou Hall. Industry veterans will discuss applications of machine learning within their firms / industries and the state of the field.

The Haas School of Business is located on the UC Berkeley campus at 2220...   More >

  RSVP online by September 25.

King Albert's Heroes: How four hundred young Belgians fought in Russia and conquered the United States

Lecture | September 25 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 August Thiry

 Institute of European Studies, BENELUX Studies Program, Dutch Studies, Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES)

August Thiry, writer-lecturer at Thomas More College, Mechelen, Belgium, focuses on the worldwide adventures of the Belgian army’s first armored car unit during the Great War. This unit, known as ACM (Autos Canons Mitrailleuses - Armored Cars with Cannons and Machine Guns), was organized in Paris at the end of 1914. Trench warfare made it impossible for the ACM armored cars to be of any use on...   More >

Quantum Computation – the promise and the path forward

Seminar | September 25 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Birgitta Whaley, Dept. of Chemistry

 College of Chemistry

Seminar 281: International Trade and Finance - "The Geography of Consumption Inequality"

Seminar | September 25 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Rebecca Diamond, Assistant Professor of Economics, Stanford; Enrico Moretti, Professor of Economics, UC Berkeley

 Department of Economics

Who do I go to for….? - Navigating Professor and GSI Relationships: L&S Workshop Series Shoot for the Stars

Workshop | September 25 | 4-6 p.m. | 3401 Dwinelle Hall

Graduate Mentors, College of L&S

 College of Letters & Science, L&S Graduate Mentors

A workshop on approaching GSIs and professors for help. We will discuss e-mail etiquette, letters of recommendation, office hours, and navigating difficulties.

The Future of European Mobility: Safe, clean and connected

Lecture | September 25 | 4 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Violeta Bulc, European Commissioner for Mobility and Transport

 Institute of Transportation Studies

European Commissioner for Mobility and Transport Violeta Bulc will present The Future of European Mobility: Safe, clean and connected Sept. 25, 2018 in 290 Hearst MemorialMining Building at 4 p.m. Join us for cookies and beverages at 3:30 p.m.

Seminar 221, Industrial Organization: ​"Quantifying Delay Externalities in Airline Networks"

Seminar | September 25 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 John Lazarev, New York University

 Department of Economics

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: Natural Cohomology on P1 x P1

Seminar | September 25 | 5-6 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Pablo Solis, Stanford University

 Department of Mathematics

I’ll begin with a discussion of the classification of vector bundles on P1 and explain what natural cohomology means in this context. Then I’ll consider the case of vector bundles on P1 x P1. In general vector bundles on surfaces are more complicated but a useful tool allows one to reduce many problems about vector bundles to questions of linear algebra. This is the theory of monads. I’ll...   More >

AIA Lecture - Reports from the Field - Summer 2018

Lecture | September 25 | 5:30 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 San Francisco Society of the Archaeological Institute of America

UC Berkeley graduate students report on their summer research and experiences at different ancient sites around the world.

Bay Area: Cal Young Alumni Mixer

Social Event | September 25 | 6-9 p.m. |  The Patio

 412 Emerson St., Palo Alto, CA 94301

 Cal Alumni Association, Bay Area Cal Young Alumni

Bay Area Young Cal Alumni are hosting a networking mixer once again at The Patio in Palo Alto. Feel free to bring a friend! This event is primarily organized for Cal Young Alumni, but all are welcome to attend. Please RSVP and bring cash or credit cards if you plan to purchase drinks.

Presidential Power and Individual Rights: a discussion with Prof. Daniel Farber in Honor of Constitution Day

Lecture | September 25 | 6-7:30 p.m. |  Free Speech Movement Café (Moffitt Library)

 Prof. Daniel Farber, Berkeley Law

 Free Speech Movement Café Educational Programs

Presidential power is always a hot topic, but never more so than today. This lecture will explain the constitutional limits on the President and how individual rights are affected. The President is uniquely powerful -- but not above the law. Come to learn about the expansion and limits of presidential power and its impact on American people.

Dan Farber, Berkeley Law

Dan Farber is the Sho...   More >

Prof. Daniel Farber

Career Connections: Government and Law

Social Event | September 25 | 6-8 p.m. |  Career Center (2440 Bancroft Way)

 Cal Alumni Association, Career Center

Alumni and student networking event.

The National: with guests: Cat Power

Performing Arts - Music | September 25 | 6:30 p.m. |  Hearst Greek Theatre

 Another Planet Entertainment

The National are pleased to announce their 7th studio album – Sleep Well Beast – to be released on September 8th on 4AD.

  Buy tickets online

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.

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 >