Wednesday, September 26, 2018
Miscellaneous | April 25 – December 12, 2018 every Wednesday | Anthony Hall
Graduate Students! Take advantage of the Graduate Student Lounge at Anthony Hall. Study, grade papers, meet with other grad students.
Graduate Students only! However, Anthony Hall can be made available to the entire campus and community for reservations at other times.
Workshop | September 26 | 8:30-9:30 a.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42
Greg Ryan, Ergonomics@Work
Learn how to set up a user-friendly workstation and practice stretches to help relieve computer-related aches and pains. This workshop is required to qualify for computer ergonomics matching funds.
Workshop | September 26 | 9-11:30 a.m. | 24 University Hall
This workshop engages staff in a discussions regarding how we may be not always aware of how we may be engaging in behaviors that might be problematic for others, as well as what to do about situations where we may be on the receiving end of biased behavior. The workshop features interactive learning, variation in group size and discussions. The outcomes of the workshop are: To understand what... More >
Sport - Recreational | September 26 | 9:30-10:30 a.m. | UC Botanical Garden
Come join Eugenia in reconnecting with our elemental bodies.
In this unique outdoor yoga class, we will explore our inner landscapes through breath, movement and stillness, surrounded by acres of sensational gardens. This class is for every body. No experience necessary. Bring yoga mat and/or blanket.
$15 / $10 UCBG Member, Free for UC Berkeley staff, students, and faculty
Workshop | September 26 | 9:45-10:45 a.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42
Greg Ryan, Campus Ergonomics, Be well at Work - Ergonimics
Learn about the ergonomics of keyboards and pointing devices, including appropriate workstation set-up, postures, and techniques for using them. Find out about the keyboards and pointing devices covered by the Computer Ergonomics Matching Funds Program. Enroll online at the UC Learning Center.
Workshop | September 26 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | International House, Sproul Rooms
J-1 and J-2 visitors subject to this requirement must return to their country of legal permanent residence for two years or obtain a waiver before being eligible for certain employment visas such as H (temporary employment), L (intra-company transfer), or Permanent Resident status ("green card"). Not all J visitors are subject as it depends on specific factors.
At this workshop, you will... More >
Workshop | September 26 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, Academic Innovation Studio, Dwinelle 117 (Level D)
Maria Gould, Library
If you're looking to self-publish work of any length and want an easy-to-use tool that offers a high degree of customization, allows flexibility with publishing formats (EPUB, MOBI, PDF), and provides web-hosting options, Pressbooks may be great for you. Pressbooks is often the tool of choice for academics creating digital books, open textbooks, and open educational resources, since you can... More >
Special Event | September 26 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. | University of California, Berkeley
Meet representatives from programs across the nation and in a wide variety of disciplines, who can provide the latest on admission requirements, fellowship opportunities, and other key information.
Representatives of the UC Berkeley Master of Engineering program will be in attendance.
Seminar | September 26 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall
Aaron Brookner, UCB
Continuing from last week, we define "universal R-matrices" of Hopf algebras and the braiding structure of categories provided. This defines actions of the braid groups $B_n$ as morphisms of modules. We finally construct the RT invariants, as functors from the tangle category to these, and compute the very simplest examples using two methods. Lastly we provide references to the literature about... More >
Career Fair | September 26 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Pauley Ballroom
INTERESTEDINMACHINELEARNINGAND/OR DATA SCIENCE?
MARKYOURCALENDARSFORTHEFIRSTEVERONCAMPUS MACHINE LEARNING AND DATA SCIENCE CAREER FAIR! THERE WILL BE OVER 20 COMPANIES LOOKING TO FILL THEIR ML ENGINEER, RESEARCH SCIENTIST, DATA SCIENTIST, AND SOFTWARE ENGINEER FULL-TIME AND INTERNSHIP ROLES.
THE 20+COMPANIES ATTENDING INCLUDE ESTABLISHED COMPANIES... More >
Seminar | September 26 | 12-1 p.m. | 560 Evans Hall
Russ Webb, Apple
A primary goal of this work is to give a clear example of the limits of current, deep-learning techniques and suggest how progress can be made. The presentation will include a discussion of open questions, unpublished experiments, suggestions on how to make progress. This work is founded on the paper Knowledge Matters: Importance of Prior Information for Optimization by Gulcehre et. al., which... More >
Foreign student emigration to the United States: pathways of entry, demographic antecedents, and origin-country context: A Brown Bag Talk
Colloquium | September 26 | 12-1 p.m. | 2232 Piedmont, Seminar Room
A lunch time talk and discussion session, featuring visiting and local scholars presenting their research on a wide range of topics of interest to demography.
Real Estate Research Seminar: “The Welfare Effect of Road Congestion Pricing: Experimental Evidence and Equilibrium Implications”
Seminar | September 26 | 12-1:30 p.m. | C325 Haas School of Business
Gabriel Kreindler, Harvard
Seminar | September 26 | 12-1 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall
Tatiana Segura, Duke University
Stroke is the leading cause of disability due to the brains limited capacity to regenerate damaged tissue. After stroke, an increased inflammatory and immune response coupled with severely limited angiogenesis and neuronal growth results in a stroke cavity devoid of normal brain tissue. However, stroke also induces the formation of a pro-repair/plastic region in the area adjacent to the stroke... More >
Plant and Microbial Biology Seminar: "Nutrient-Dependent Carbon Metabolism in Pseudomonas species and Implications in Biotechnology"
Seminar | September 26 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall
Ludmilla Aristilde, Cornell University
Ludmilla Aristilde joined the faculty in the Department of Biological and Environmental Engineering in the Fall of 2012. While growing up in Haiti, her interest in environmental issues was sparked by witnessing the impacts of deforestation on the environment and the links between water pollution and health during an epidemic outbreak of cholera. The goal of the Aristilde Group is to contribute to... More >
MVZ LUNCH SEMINAR - Jessica Castillo Vardaro: Ecology and evolution in spatially structured systems: From the MVZ to Kenya, and back again
Seminar | September 26 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 VLSB, Grinnell-Miller Library
MVZ Lunch is a graduate level seminar series (IB264) based on current and recent vertebrate research. Professors, graduate students, staff, and visiting researchers present on current and past research projects. The seminar meets every Wednesday from 12- 1pm in the Grinnell-Miller Library. Enter through the MVZ's Main Office, 3101 Valley Life Sciences Building, and please let the receptionist... More >
Performing Arts - Music | September 26 | 12 p.m. | Hertz Concert Hall
Continuing its 66th season, the Noon Concert series features the Music Departments varied and diverse performance activities. Inaugurated in 1953, these concerts are very popular and well attended by those on campus and in the wider community. Traditionally on Wednesdays and Fridays, each concert begins promptly at 12:15 and ends by 1pm.
Townsend Center's Berkeley Book Chat: Francine Masiello: The Senses of Democracy: Perception, Politics, and Culture in Latin America
Lecture | September 26 | 12-1 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room
Masiello explores the textual and visual representation of the senses during moments of crisis in Latin America from the early nineteenth century to the present.
Colloquium | September 26 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 2538 Channing (Inst. for the Study of Societal Issues), Wildavsky Conference Room
Travis J. Bristol, Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Education, UC Berkeley
While policy makers and practitioners call for increasing the number of Black male teachers, researchers find that this subgroup has the highest rate of turnover. Despite ongoing local and state teacher diversity recruitment efforts, there is a paucity of research that examines Black male teachers school-based experiences and decisions to stay or leave their schools. To fill this gap in the... More >
After Cahokia: Indigenous Repopulation and Depopulation of the Horseshoe Lake Watershed 1400 1900 CE
Lecture | September 26 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)
AJ White, Department of Anthropology, UC Berkeley
This study presents demographic trends from a fecal stanol population reconstruction of Horseshoe Lake, Illinois along with information from archaeological, historical, and environmental sources to provide an interpretation of post-Cahokia (> 1400 CE) population change.
Workshop | September 26 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club
The importance of sleep is, perhaps, a given. Sleep is critical not only to our physical health, but also to our ability to solve problems, make decisions, and regulate our emotions. Yet for many of us, knowing how important sleep is simply increases our worries that were not getting enough. And, frustratingly, these worries can keep us up at night! Drawing from sleep science, this workshop will... More >
Colloquium | September 26 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 1104 Berkeley Way West
Michael O’Donnell, PhD Candidate, BerkeleyHaas; Michael Rosenblum, PhD Candidate, BerkeleyHaas
An informal gathering in which graduate students and postdoctoral fellows present their work to faculty and students and receive suggestions and feedback. Our presenters are:
"Preference Reversals in Willingness-to-Pay and Choice"
Tell It Like It is: When Political Incorrectness Promotes Authenticity
See, Nudge, Control and Profit: Digital Platforms as Competitive Research Infrastructures within African Economies
Colloquium | September 26 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall
Laura Mann, Assistant Professor, International Development, London School of Economics
This is one session in the Fall 2018 African Studies Colloquium series.
Workshop | September 26 | 1-3:30 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden
Inspired by the Japanese practice of Shinrin Yoku, Forest Bathing has demonstrated benefits for stress reduction and cognitive function. Forest Bathing also offers us the opportunity to deepen our relationship with the natural world. By slowing down and opening up our senses, we may begin to notice incredible things that may have eluded us for our whole lives.
$40 / $35 UCBG Members and UC students, faculty and staff
Workshop | September 26 | 2-3 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall
Getting Started in Undergraduate Research
If you are thinking about getting involved in undergraduate research, this workshop is a great place to start! You will get a broad overview of the research opportunities available to undergraduates on campus, and suggestions on how to find them.
We will also let you know about upcoming deadlines and eligibility requirements for some of... More >
Seminar | September 26 | 2-3 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall
Jeff Danciger, UT Austin/Stanford
We will study the deformation space of hyperbolic structures on a cusped hyperbolic three-manifold M and review Thurston’s theory of hyperbolic Dehn filling. We will then explore the real projective deformations of M and the local structure of the SL(4,R) character variety as a preview of the main talk.
Information Session | September 26 | 2-4 p.m. | 160 Stephens Hall
Are you applying to the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship?
Come to the Gilman Scholarship Essay Review and get feedback on your application essays from recent UC Berkeley Gilman Scholars.
The Gilman Scholarship deadline for Spring 2019 and Summer 2019 (early application) study abroad programs and internships is 9:59 p.m. on Tuesday, October 2, 2018. For more information or to... More >
Coffee Break is a weekly opportunity for UC Berkeley global students to meet and engage with one another in a relaxing environment. Its a chance to enjoy free coffee, share stories about your experiences on campus, and get to know Berkeley International Office advisors. All UCB students are invited. Students are free to talk about anything, but we'll also have weekly discussion topics to... More >
Seminar | September 26 | 3-4 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall
Brett Kolesnik, UC Berkeley
The Brownian map is a random non-differentiable surface, homeomorphic to the sphere, which was first identified as a scaling limit of random planar maps (Le Gall 2011 and Miermont 2011). More recently its connections with quantum gravity were established (Miller and Sheffield 2016). In this talk we show that the cut locus of the Brownian map is continuous almost everywhere, and discuss other... More >
Berkeley ACM A.M. Turing Laureate Lecture: From Basic Idea to Impact: the story of modern cryptography with Shafi Goldwasser
Colloquium | September 26 | 3-4 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium
Shafi Goldwasser, UC Berkeley
Computer science inventions impact every aspect our life. At the basis of these inventions are ideas, stemming from curiosity driven research, which eventually found unimaginable applications, and morphed the world. In this talk, i will highlight this progression from idea to impact in the field of cryptography in the last 40 some years starting from public key cryptography through zero... More >
Seminar | September 26 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall
Ravi Fernando, Rahul Dalal, UC Berkeley
We will discuss Dieudonné algebras, the de Rham complex, and saturated Dieudonné algebras.
Colloquium | September 26 | 4-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, 306 (HP Auditorium)
Dave Fick, Mythic, Inc.
Neural networks are making major impacts in all forms of edge computing, including computer vision, speech recognition, motor control, and more. Although covering many different applications, these inference applications share a common trait: their workload is dominated by matrix multiplies by static coefficients. Mythic has developed a technology to exploit that commonality by using embedded... More >
Seminar | September 26 | 4-5 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall
Jeroen P. van der Sluijs, University of Bergen and Utrecht University
Scientific assessment of many contemporary risks is plagued by controversy, persistent uncertainty, and polarized societal contexts. Decision makers often become mired in contested evidence, beset by uncertainties and contradictions. This leads to inaction on early warnings, paralysis-by-analysis, and erodes trust in science and its institutions. But why do controversies persist?
A new... More >
Seminar | September 26 | 4-5 p.m. | 114 Morgan Hall
Dr. Seung K Kim, Stanford University
Colloquium | September 26 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall
Mikhail G. Shapiro, California Institute of Technology
The study of biological function in intact organisms and the development of targeted cellular therapeutics necessitate methods to image and control cellular function in vivo. Technologies such as fluorescent proteins and optogenetics serve this purpose in small, translucent specimens, but are limited by the poor penetration of light into deeper tissues. In contrast, most non-invasive techniques... More >
Seminar | September 26 | 4-5 p.m. | 3 Evans Hall
Jeff Danciger, UT Austin/Stanford
We study properly convex real projective structures on closed 3-manifolds. A hyperbolic structure is one special example, and in some cases the hyperbolic structure may be deformed non-trivially as a convex projective structure. However, such deformations seem to be exceedingly rare. By contrast, we show that many closed hyperbolic manifolds admit a second convex projective structure not obtained... More >
Information Session | September 26 | 6-7 p.m. | Blum Hall, B100 Plaza Level
Phillip Denny, Director, Big Ideas Contest
The Big Ideas Contest kicks off with the 1st information session of the year! Get all the information you need to get started on your Big Idea rules, requirements, eligibility and tips for participating in the 2018-19 Big Ideas Contest
Big Ideas fosters earliest stage innovators across the University of California through an eight-month process of advising, mentorship, and support. Since its... More >
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Reading - Literary | September 26 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, Maude Fife Room, 315
Sara Nicholson, Holloway Series in Poetry
Please join is this Wednesday, Sept. 26 at 6:30pm for a reading by Sara Nicholson, this year's Holloway Lecturer in Poetry and Poetics. The reading will be held in the Maude Fife room (315 Wheeler Hall) and followed by a reception with refreshments in the English Department lounge.
Nicholson is the author of the poetry collections What the Lyric Is (Song Cave, 2016) and The Living Method (... More >
Exhibits and Ongoing Events
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 - 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 Librarys 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 >
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 - Painting | September 19 – December 16, 2018 every day | 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 >
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 >