Friday, October 26, 2018
Conference/Symposium | October 25 – 26, 2018 every day | Berkeley Way Building
2121 Berkeley Way, Berkeley, CA 94720
This 2-day conference brings together empirical researchers who investigate human learning from two historically disparate perspectives that could in fact be synergistic, moving forward, in modeling processes of conceptual teaching development, teaching, and learning, in particular with interactive technology: researchers of motor control working from a complex dynamical systems approach, and... More >
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Course | October 26 – 28, 2018 every day | 8:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, Warren Room
The Berkeley Law Finance Academy is a three-day certificate academy that aims to introduce a practical framework for financial information analysis, provide an understanding of the key drivers of corporate value creation, teach key valuation models and techniques, provide tools for analyzing and interpreting corporate financial statements, and explore how financial information analysis and... More >
Workshop | October 25 – 26, 2018 every day | 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden
The Botanical Garden has an amazing diversity of trees to inspire us. In this two day workshop, well look at the growth, forms and energy of trees - translating what we see and experience with pen and ink, pencil and colored pencil.
$150 / $135 UCBG Member
Panel Discussion | October 26 | 9:30 a.m.-4:45 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)
Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, Artist; Jisha Menon, Associate Professor, Theater and Performance Studies, Stanford University; Shalini Agrawal, Professor of Art; Director, Center for Art + Public Life, California College of the Arts; Debashish Banerji, Professor of Indian Philosophy and Culture; Doshi Professor of Asian Art, California Institute of Integral Studies; Atreyee Gupta, Assistant Professor, History of Art Department, UC Berkeley; Deborah Stein, Senior Lecturer, California College of Arts; Talinn Grigor, Chair, Art History Program; Professor of Art History, UC Davis; Padma Maitland, Patrick J. J. Maveety Assistant Curator of Asian Art, Cantor Arts Center, Stanford University; Usha Iyer, Assistant Professor of Film and Media Studies, Stanford University; Asma Kazmi, Assistant Professor of Art, Department of Art Practice, UC Berkeley; Aditi Chandra, Assistant Professor of Art History/Visual Studies, UC Merced; Sita K. Bhaumik, Artist; Visiting Professor, Diversity Studies, California College of the Arts; Pallavi Sharma, Multidisciplinary artist, and curator; Lecturer, Diversity Studies, California College of the Arts; Mary-Ann Milford-Lutzker, Professor Emerita of Art History, Mills College; Sugata Ray, Associate Professor, History of Art Department, UC Berkeley; Forrest McGill, Wattis Senior Curator of South and Southeast Asian Art, Asian Art Museum SF; Cho Rao, Independent Art & Museum Consultant; Karin G. Oen, Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art, Asian Art Museum SF; John Zarobell, Associate Professor and Undergraduate Director of International Studies, University of San Francisco.; Kathy Zarur, Curator, educator and arts organizer, California College of the Arts; Allan deSouza, Chair and Associate Professor, Department of Art Practice, UC Berkeley; Qamar Adamjee, Associate Curator of South Asian Art, Asian Art Museum SF
Ramón De Santiago, Ph.D. Student, Art History, UC Berkeley
Melissa Carlson, Ph.D. Student, South & Southeast Asian Studies, UC Berkeley
Thomas Oommen, Ph.D. Student, Architecture, UC Berkeley
Leena Joshi, MFA Student, Art Practice, UC Berkeley
A day of conversations at the Institute for South Asia Studies with art historians, curators, and artists in the Bay Area.
Seminar | October 26 | 10:10-11:30 a.m. | 891 Evans Hall
Gonzalo Contreras, CIMAT
We present a theorem by Contreras, Iturriaga, Siconolfi in which we give a setting to generalize the homogenization of the Hamilton-Jacobi equation from tori to other manifolds.
Delineating Mechanistic Complexity After the Turnover-Limiting Step: The Secret Lives of Cu(I)-Acetylides
Seminar | October 26 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 775 Tan Hall
Jason Hein, Department of Chemistry, University of British Columbia
Lecture | October 26 | 12-1 p.m. | 310 Jacobs Hall
About Jacobs Design Conversations:
Each semester, the Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation invites leading designers and makers to Berkeley to speak as part of the Jacobs Design Conversations series. Connecting diverse perspectives under one roof, Jacobs Design Conversations are spaces for dialogue on a broad spectrum of innovations and ideas.
As part of this series, Kyle Wiens will share... More >
Seminar | October 26 | 12-1 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall
Seminar | October 26 | 12-1 p.m. | 103 Mulford Hall
Alex Flecker, Professor, Cornell University
Alex Flecker, Professor at Cornell University will share his knowledge on migratory fish, dams, and ecosystem service tradeoffs in tropical river systems
Colloquium | October 26 | 12-2 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium
Heide Castañeda, Associate Professor of Anthropology, University of South Florida; Ericka Huggins, Human Rights Activist, Poet, Educator, Former Black Panther Party Leader and Political Prisoner; Angie Junck, Supervising Attorney, Immigration Legal Resource Center
Seth Holmes, Co-Chair, Berkeley Center for Social Medicine; Patricia Baquedano-Lopez, Associate Professor of Education, UC Berkeley
This event will present diverse perspectives on the political, legal, social, economic, and health impacts of historic and current family separations in US immigration and incarceration systems, and will identify and discuss alternative strategies to advocating for inclusive policy in order to advance belonging and build community.
Seminar | October 26 | 12-1 p.m. | 534 Davis Hall
Dr. Peter Gleick, President Emeritus, Pacific Institute
Conference/Symposium | October 26 | 12-5 p.m. | 215 Boalt Hall, School of Law
Heba Alnajada; Safa Ansari-Bayegan; Pieter Baker; Karin Bashir; Tania Docarmo; Derrika Hunt; Seigi Karasaki; Jennifer Jones; Bernadette Lim; Sammy Mehtar; Sophie Perl; Raed Rafei; Olivia Rempel; Aleksandra Simonova; Mavis Siu; Yasemin Taskin-Alp; Levi Vonk
Our 2018 Fellows have returned from their summer fieldwork and will discuss pressing human rights topics at our annual Human Rights Fellowship Conference. Enjoy brief TED-style talks and panel
discussions related to racial injustice and the death penalty, child
labor, the mental health effects of separating families at the
U.S./Mexico border as well as inspirational lessons from human rights... More >
Seminar | October 26 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall
Jian Zhang, (University of Sao Paulo, Brazil)
A combinatorial construction of a large family of infinite dimensional simple Gelfand-Tsetlin modules for gl(n) and its quantizations will be discussed. These modules have a basis of Gelfand-Tsetlin tableaux and the action of gl(n) is given by the classical Gelfand-Tsetlin formulas. The talk is based on joint results with Vyacheslav Futorny and Luis Enrique Ramirez.
Seminar | October 26 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | 248 Giannini Hall
Matt Woerman / Job Market Presentation, Job Candidate, ARE
Seminar | October 26 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | 248 Giannini Hall
Matt Woerman, ARE
Workshop | October 26 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall
Get tips on how to manage your time! Map out the rest of your semester with us to best prepare for upcoming deadlines related to school, and research programs.
Workshop | October 26 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall
Asad Q. Ahmed, Near Eastern Studies
The Islamic Texts Circle introduces the broader CMES community to important themes in the Islamic tradition via its holy scripture, the Quran, and via its long history of exegesis. Participants will gain exposure to the rich and variegated interpretive angles developed in the fourteen-hundred years of Islamic history, so that they may discuss relevant themes in the form of a productive dialogue.... More >
Seminar | October 26 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, 430 (Woz)
Mahesh Balakrishnan, Facebook/Yale University
At the heart of many cloud-scale systems is a logically centralized control plane that requires strong consistency and fault tolerance: examples include coordination services, SDN controllers, filesystem namespaces, and big data schedulers. Today, these control plane services are difficult to build, harden and scale, requiring complex protocols like Paxos and 2-phase commit that are inefficient... More >
Solid State Technology and Devices Seminar: Designing a semiconductor photovoltaic diode array for a retinal prosthesis
Seminar | October 26 | 1-2 p.m. | Cory Hall, 521 Hogan Room
Theodore Kamins, Stanford University
Several groups are investigating silicon devices to be implanted near the retina for patients with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and retinitis pigmentosa (RP), in which the photoreceptors degrade while other parts of the retina remain mostly functioning. One class of these devices, subretinal photodiode arrays, aims to replace the degraded photoreceptors and couple to the functioning... More >
Workshop | October 26 | 1-2:30 p.m. | 309 Sproul Hall
This workshop will provide you with practical strategies and tips for promoting your scholarship, increasing your citations, and monitoring your success. Youll also learn how to understand metrics, use scholarly networking tools, evaluate journals and publishing options, and take advantage of funding opportunities for Open Access scholarship.
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 >
Big Advantages of Going Small: Nanostructured Perovskite-phase Cesium Lead Iodide: Nano Seminar Series
Seminar | October 26 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building
Prof. Aaron Fafarman, Drexel University, Chemical Engineering
Perovskite-phase cesium lead iodide (CsPbI3) possess three almost too-good-to-be-true properties for photovoltaic and electroluminesence applications and one Achilles heel: it is not stable under ambient conditions. This talk will provide an introduction to CsPbI3, highlighting our contributions to identifying and understanding some of its remarkable chemical, physical and functional properties.... More >
A Fair Shot- Discussion of Life and Career Lessons, Incorporating Public Health and Leadership Principles
Lecture | October 26 | 2-3:30 p.m. | Berkeley Way West, Colloquium Room 1103
Michael Lu, MD, MS, MPH
The Center of Excellence in Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health is thrilled to welcome Dr. Michael Lu for a once in a lifetime presentation and discussion on becoming a leader in public health. We hope you join us!
RSVP link in attached flyer
Lecture | October 26 | 3-4:30 p.m. | 109 Moses Hall
David R. Ayón, Author; George L. Pla, Author
Lisa García Bedolla, IGS Director
Come join us for a dialogue among authors David R. Ayón and George L. Pla and IGS Director Lisa García Bedolla.
Register at: bit.ly/PowerShiftBook
Organized by the Institute of Governmental Studies and the Matsui Center.
Workshop | October 26 | 3-4 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall
As new details emerge in the disappearance and alleged murder of Saudi journalist, Jamal Khashoggi, fallout from technology companies, investment firms, art institutions, and Western political ties has grown. Those who have seen Saudi Crown Prince, Mohammad bin Salman (MBS), as a reformer and game changer have scrambled to address the diplomatic and public relations blow back. The disappearance... More >
Seminar | October 26 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 107 South Hall
Annotation techniques that developed over centuries of reading paper documents have persisted with the advent of digital publishing. Highlighting, underlining, marking with symbols, scribbling lines, adding notes in margins, and bookmarking pages all remain common and important practices for interacting with digital documents. Yet while tools for authoring and reading digital documents have... More >
"Special Talent in the Chest, Special Eyes under the Brows": Jīn Shèngtàns (1608-1661) Discursion on Travel in his Commentary to The Story of the Western Wing: “胸中別才、眉下別眼”：金聖嘆《西廂記》漫筆遊記與評點
Colloquium | October 26 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library
Stephen H. West, Foundation Professor of Chinese; Head of East and Southeast Asian Section, Arizona State University
Sophie Volpp, Associate Professor, Comparative Literature; EALC, UC Berkeley
An eccentric commentary to the famous drama The Story of the Western Wing (西廂記) may seem like strange place to begin a discussion about travel. But Jīn Shèngtàn's (金聖嘆) commentarial exegeses are in fact noted for their discursive nature.
Colloquium | October 26 | 4-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall
Jouko Väänänen, University of Helsinki
Zermelo (1930) proved the following categoricity result for set theory: Suppose M is a set and E, E’ are two binary relations on M. If both (M, E) and (M, E’) satisfy the second order Zermelo–Fraenkel axioms, then (M,E) and (M, E’) are isomorphic. Of course, the same is not true for first order ZFC. However, we show that if first order ZFC is formulated in the extended vocabulary... More >
Lecture | October 26 | 4 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building
Saurabh Amin, MIT
MIT's Saurabh Amin will present Highway Traffic Operations under Reliability and Security Failures on October 26, 2018 at 4 p.m. in 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building. Join us for cookies and beverages at 3:30 p.m.
Information Preview on "Summer Abroad in Brazil", Program Dates: July 8 - August 16, 2019: Course 113B: Afro-Feminism, Dance, and Brazil (No previous dance performance or language experience required)
Information Session | October 26 | 4-5 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, Conference Room 44B
Information Session: Study Abroad in Brazil
Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies'
113B: Afro-Feminism, Dance, and Brazil
No previous dance or language experience required.
Program Dates: July 8 August 16, 2019 | Director: Amara Tabor Smith
An immersive 6-week cultural experience in the Bahia of Brazil rooted in dance performance, social justice, and black feminist pedagogy.
Social Event | October 26 | 5-7 p.m. | Wurster Hall
UPDATE: Unfortunately we've reached capacity on this event and have had to close the RSVP. Thank you for all that signed up and we'll see you for some spooky fun on the 26th!
Lecture | October 26 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
Leonardo Padura, Writer
Leonardo Padura, Cuba's most distinguished living author, winner of numerous international literary prizes, including the Asturias Prize (called Spain's "Literary Nobel Prize"), and author of several novels and essays, including the detective series The Four Seasons of Havana, which has also been adapted as a Netflix series, will read from his work and be interviewed on-stage on Friday, October... More >
Panel Discussion | October 26 | 5-7 p.m. | Kroeber Hall, Rm. 120 | Note change in location
Allan deSouza, Associate Professor in the Department of Art Practice at the University of California, Berkeley
A public conversation around Professor Allan deSouza's newest publicaiotn, "How Art Can Be Thought: A Handbook for Change" (Duke University Press, October 2018).
Panel Discussion | October 26 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Margaret Jacks Hall, Terrace Room
Presentation | October 26 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Scarlet City Espresso Bar
3960 Adeline, Emeryville, CA 94608
Micah Brush, Department of Physics; Wren Suess, Department of Astronomy
Awesome cutting-edge science talks with UC Berkeley graduate students, science trivia, locally roasted coffee, pinball, and more! Join Micah Brush (Physics) and Wren Suess (Astronomy) to find out how we are trying to learn the cosmic secrets of dark matter and galaxy formation.
Illuminating Dark Matter
Dark matter is weird. It constitutes about 85% of the total matter in the universe, yet we... More >
Film - Feature | October 26 | 7-8:50 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
A forty-year-old divorced postal worker named Irena (Maria Chwalibóg), who lives on the outskirts of Wroslaw in Solidarity-era Poland, has a fairly miserable existence. Only her eight-year-old son lights up her world. Irena meets a younger man and begins a love affair, but hope for a new beginning shatters as the tale turns from bleak observation to almost Hitchcockian suspense. A Woman Alone was... More >
Reading - Nonfiction | October 26 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Kaleidoscope Coffee
Performing Arts - Theater | October 26 | 8-10 p.m. | Zellerbach Hall
Fuel, National Theatre, and West Yorkshire Playhouse, Cal Performances
Barber Shop Chronicles, created by Nigerian-born, UK-based poet and playwright Inua Ellams, explores the diversity of black male identity through the rituals and verbal banter of the urban barbershop. The cast riffs on topics both personal and politicalfrom sports to race relations to views about fatherhood and masculinityas we eavesdrop on conversations in six different barbershops in London,... More >
$30-78 (prices subject to change)
Exhibits and Ongoing Events
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 | October 3, 2018 – May 26, 2019 every day | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Featuring works by internationally renowned contemporary Tibetan artists alongside rare historical pieces, this exhibition highlights the ways these artists explore the infinite possibilities of visual forms to reflect their transcultural, multilingual, and translocal lives. Though living and working in different geographical areasLhasa, Dharamsala, Kathmandu, New York, and the Bay Areathe... More >
Exhibit - Painting | October 17, 2018 – January 27, 2019 every day | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
The paintings of Harvey Quaytman (19372002) are distinct for their novel explorations of shape, drawing, texture, geometric pattern, and color application. While his works display a rigorous experimentation with formalism and materiality, they are simultaneously invested with rich undertones of sensuality, complexity, and humor. This new retrospective exhibition charts the trajectory of... 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 >