Wednesday, November 28, 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 | November 28 | 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 | November 28 | 9:45-10:45 a.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42
Greg Ryan, Campus Ergonomist, 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.
Colloquium | November 28 | 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | 1104 Berkeley Way West
Xiaosi Gu, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
To maintain the normal functioning of a society, individuals must be able to learn to adapt to norms. Neuroimaging studies have suggested that the ventromedial prefrontal cortex (vmPFC) and the insular cortex might be important for norm learning. However, norms are not static processes but rather, can be changed and updated if individuals of a society learn to act on them. In other words, the... More >
Seminar | November 28 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 245 Li Ka Shing Center
Susan Ackerman, University of California, San Diego
Lecture | November 28 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 602 Barrows Hall
Maya Mikdashi, Assistant Professor in Women's and Gender Studies, Rudgers University
Hymen exams and anal exams are part of the interface of sexual regulation in contemporary Lebanon. In this talk I trace the legal and similarities and differences between these exams, and argue that both anal and hymen exams regulate and produce sexual difference in terms of a sex binary and in terms of a difference in sexualities.
Performing Arts - Music | November 28 | 12 p.m. | Hertz Concert Hall
A concert of Javanese gamelan music
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.
Conference/Symposium | November 28 | 12-1 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, 310 SDH
About the speaker:
Rachel Slaybaugh is an Assistant Professor of Nuclear Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley. Prof. Slaybaugh's research program is based in computational methods and applied to existing and advanced nuclear reactors, nuclear non-proliferation and security, and shielding applications. Slaybaugh is currently serving as a Program Director at ARPA-E. She is also a... More >
Seminar | November 28 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall
Niyogi, who earned his Ph.D. in biology at M.I.T., researches photosynthetic energy conversion in his lab at U.C. Berkeley. The Niyogi Lab uses cyanobacteria, eukaryotic algae, and plants to investigate photosynthetic processes. Kris Niyogi is a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator, a professor in the Department of Plant and Microbial Biology at the University of California, Berkeley, and... More >
Seminar | November 28 | 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 >
Seminar | November 28 | 12-1 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall
Shelly R. Peyton, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
Improved in vitro models are needed to better understand cancer progression and bridge the gap between in vitro proof-of-concept studies, in vivo validation, and clinical application. Many methods exist to create biomaterial platforms, including hydrogels, which we use to study cells in contexts more akin to what they experience in vivo. Our lab has multiple approaches to create such... More >
What is the future of archaeology in Greece? How the nation-building project devalues archaeology and the quest for relevance
Lecture | November 28 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)
Anastasia Sakellariadi, Honorary Research Associate, UCL Institute of Archaeology
Dr. Sakellariadi demonstrates through research focusing on three local communities how an exclusive emphasis on the glory of the past and its physical manifestations has rendered this past irrelevant to contemporary Greeks. She argues that another archaeology is possible in Greece.
Workshop | November 28 | 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 | November 28 | 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 >
Information Session | November 28 | 2-3:30 p.m. | East Asian Library, Room 341
Jianye He, C. V. Starr East Asian Library
Introduction to selected Chinese research resources on Sinology in both print and electronic formats.
Workshop | November 26 – 28, 2018 every day | 2-5 p.m. | Hearst Museum of Anthropology
The workshop follows a meeting held at the University of Munich in July 2018, within the frame of a project between LMU and UCB on Digital Humanities, Egyptology and Heritage preservation. It aims at discussing new digital approaches for Heritage preservation in ancient Egypt, on a comparative perspective.
Seminar | November 28 | 2:10-3 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall
Roger Casals, UC Davis
In this talk I will give an introduction to Legendrian and contact submanifolds in the standard contact sphere. I will start by introducing the standard contact structure in the odd-dimensional spheres, and discuss some of the historical and current motivations that lead to the study of contact topology. Then, I will define contact and Legendrian submanifolds and explain the results that I find... 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 | November 28 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall
Polina Vytnova, University of Warwick
It is well known (since 1956) that the Selberg Zeta function for compact surfaces satisfies the “Riemann Hypothesis”: any zero in the critical strip $0< \Re (s)< 1$ is either real or $\Im (s)=1/2$. The question of location and distribution of the zeros of the Selberg Zeta function associated to a noncompact hyperbolic surface attracted attention of the mathematical community in 2014 when... More >
Film - Feature | November 28 | 3:10-6:20 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Bergmans dreamlike family chronicle is set in turn-of-the-century Sweden, where the members of an upper-middle-class theatrical clan are sheltered by their own theatrics from the deepening chaos of the outside world. Bergman has the grace in this most graceful film not to view their histrionics and eccentricities as neuroses. One tumultuous year in the life of the Ekdahl family is viewed through... More >
Seminar | November 28 | 4-5 p.m. | 114 Morgan Hall
Jun Liu, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
"Advanced Control of Atmospheric Pressure Plasma Jets for Plasma Medicine"/"Designing Catalytic Environments Beyond the Active Center: Crystalline 2-Dimensional Zeotypes versus Amorphous Silica as Supports"
Colloquium | November 28 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall
Dogan Gidon, Ph.D. student in the Graves Group and Mesbah Group; Nicolas Gross-Giordano, Ph.D. student in the Katz Group
Representation Theory and Mathematical Physics Seminar: Matrix Factorisation for Morse-Bott functions
Seminar | November 28 | 4-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall
Constantin Teleman, UC Berkeley
Matrix Factorizations were introduced by Eisenbud to study minimal resolutions of Cohen-Macaulay modules. The notion was rediscovered from a physics perspective, where such factorizations appeared as boundary conditions for topological quantum field theory, and led to the (curved) deformation theory of the category of coherent sheaves on complex manifolds. An important stability result here is... More >
Colloquium | November 28 | 4-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, 306 (HP Auditorium)
Jeff Dean, Google, Inc.
For the past seven years, Google Research teams have conducted research on difficult problems in artificial intelligence, on building large-scale computer systems for machine learning research, and, in collaboration with many teams at Google, on applying our research and systems to many Google products. As part of our work in this space, we have built and open-sourced the TensorFlow system... More >
Seminar | November 28 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 3 Evans Hall
Roger Casals, UC Davis
In this talk, I will provide the first example of rigidity for contact submanifolds in higher dimensions. In three dimensions, there are examples of transverse knots in the 3-sphere which are isotopic as smooth knots, but not isotopic as transverse knots. These 3-dimensional examples were first provided by J. Birman and W. Menasco in 2006. The existence of such phenomenon in the higher-dimension... More >
Classical visual phenomenology revisited: Ken Nakayama, Adjunct Professor, Department of Psychology, UC Berkeley
Colloquium | November 28 | 5:15-6:15 p.m. | 1104 Berkeley Way West
Ken Nakayama, Adjunct Professor Department of Psychology UC Berkeley
We have all seen Jastrows Rabbit Duck, Rubins face-vase, the reversing Necker cube as well as the Kanizsa triangle. These images have graced elementary psychology textbooks and pop science books alike. Yet they have remained as memorable curios without influencing mainstream thinking as to how the visual system operates. Maybe its because visual science has gravitated to more objective... More >
Lecture | November 28 | 6-7:30 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall
Join us for the Panel Discussion and Book Launch "The Road to Resegregation: Northern California and the Failure of Politics."
Panel Discussion | November 28 | 6-7:30 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall
Alex Schafran, Lecturer, School of Geography, University of Leeds; Devin Katayama and Sandhya Dirks, Creators of the American Suburb podcast, KQED; Rachel Brahinsky, Director of Urban and Public Affairs Program, University of San Francisco
Sasha Khokha, Host of the California Report, KQED
Karen Frick, Department of City and Regional Planning, UC Berkeley
Panel Discussion and Book Launch
Meeting | January 14, 2015 – December 18, 2019 every Wednesday | 6:15-7:30 p.m. | 3111 Etcheverry Hall
Toastmasters has been the world leader in teaching public speaking since 1924. Meetings are an enjoyable self-paced course designed to get you up and running as a speaker in only a few months.
Film - Documentary | November 28 | 6:30-8 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden
This is the first documentary ever produced about the life and gardens of Beatrix Farrand, the most successful female landscape architect in early 20th century America and one of the founders of the American Society of Landscape Architects. Join us for a special screening and Q&A with the filmmaker, Karyl Evans.
$20 / $15 UCBG Member
Public Tickets are SOLD OUT - current LAEP students should email email@example.com to attend.
Film - Feature | November 28 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
What are the experiences that shape the long lives of those we live among? In The Unimagined Lives of Our Neighbors, my ninety-two-year-old neighbor recounts the experience of being one of the first US Navy seamen sent into Hiroshima and Nagasaki, two weeks after the atom bombs were dropped. His intimate testimony is paired here with two films exploring two other catastrophic events of World War... More >
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 - 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 | November 7, 2018 – March 3, 2019 every day | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
In the early twentieth century, inspired by modern science such as Albert Einsteins theory of relativity, an emerging avant-garde movement sought to expand the dimensionality of modern art, engaging with theoretical concepts of time and space to advance bold new forms of creative expression. Dimensionism: Modern Art in the Age of Einstein illuminates the remarkable connections between the... 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 - Multimedia | November 17, 2018 – May 18, 2019 every day | Lawrence Hall of Science
You don't have to be a pro to know that math and science can help improve your game. In our exhibit, Well Played!, you can experiment with force, angles, and trajectory to get the highest scores you can with classic arcade games such as Skeeball, Pinball, and Basketball.
Want to improve your score? Try our interactive exhibits on the math and science behind force and trajectory, and then head... 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 - Photography | November 9, 2018 – March 15, 2019 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Bancroft Library
The first part of a double exhibition celebrating the tenth anniversary of the renewed Bancroft Library and its gallery, Facing West 1 presents a cavalcade of individuals who made, and continue to make, California and the American West. These camera portraits highlight the communities and peoples of Hubert Howe Bancrofts original collecting region, which extended from the Rockies to the Pacific... More >
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 >