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Monday, December 3, 2018

Christmas Tree Sale: Hosted by the Cal Forestry Club

Holiday | December 2 – 7, 2018 every day | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Mulford Hall

 Cal Forestry Club

Local and sustainably-harvested trees.

Preorders are available until November 29. To preorder, go to:
tinyurl.com/orderatree

FALL 2018 ARCHITECTURE STUDIO FINAL REVIEWS: ARCH 100A & XB-100A

Presentation | December 3 | 9 a.m.-6 p.m. |  Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

MON, DEC 3, 9am-6pm. Students in ARCH 100A and XB-100A will be exhibiting their work and presenting their projects to faculty and guest critics.

Bruker Tracer portable XRF geochemistry

Workshop | December 3 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Dr. Lee Drake, Archaeologist and geochemistry specialist, Bruker

 Archaeological Research Facility

Training in the Bruker Tracer X-Ray fluoresence unit

 Please register for this workshop. Make reservations online

Bruker Tracer 5i

Dissertation Talk: Scalable RF Receivers for Large Antenna Arrays

Seminar | December 3 | 10-11 a.m. | 2108 Allston Way (Berkeley Wireless Research Center), Rabaey room

 Kosta Trotskovsky, Berkeley Wireless Research Center

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Making bonds by breaking bonds: An unconventional approach to making molecules

Seminar | December 3 | 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | 775 Tan Hall

 Junichiro Yamaguchi, Department of Chemistry, Waseda University

 College of Chemistry

As we are in the business of making molecules, forming and breaking bonds are like two sides of the same coin: the construction of molecules with the desired architecture necessitates the ability to break specific bonds at will. We aim to break stable carbon–carbon bonds in order to create new bonds, and we will strive to design efficient catalysts to accelerate this process.
Currently, this...   More >

Oxyopia Seminar

Seminar | December 3 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 489 Minor Hall

 Kevin Duffy, Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, Dalhousie University

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Berkeley Art Studio's Holiday Pop-Up Shop: Gifts, arts, crafts, handmade by local artists

Holiday | December 1 – 10, 2018 every day | 12-10 p.m. |  Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union

 Berkeley Art Studio

Need holiday gifts but are tired of shopping at the same old big-box stores and online-mega-retailers? Pick up your holiday gifts at the Berkeley Art Studio‘s Holiday Pop-Up Shop on the UC Berkley campus. We carry artist-made ceramics, drawings, paintings, prints, photographs, holiday cards, jewelry, and more!

Erotic Resistance: Latina/x Feminist and Queer Performance in San Francisco Strip Clubs from the 1960s to the 1990s

Lecture | December 3 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 602 Barrows Hall

 Gigi Otálvaro-Hormillosa, Teaching Fellow in the Program in Writing and Rhetoric, Stanford University

 Department of Gender and Women's Studies

In this talk which draws on archival and ethnographic research, Otálvaro-Hormillosa employs visual and performance analyses to map out a Latina/x feminist and queer herstoriography during two historic moments in relation to San Francisco’s sex industry.

Mondays Mindfulness at Moffitt

Workshop | November 26 – December 31, 2018 every Monday | 12-1 p.m. | Moffitt Undergraduate Library, Wellness Room

 Human Resources

Overcome insomnia & stress. Focus the mind. Foster creativity, resiliency & well-being. No previous experience required. Open to students, staff, and faculty in the Cal community (UCB ID required to enter Moffitt Library). For the mindfulness-curious to novices and experts. Weekly practice or drop in.

Post-Baccalaureate Health Professions Program Online Information Session

Information Session | December 3 | 12-1 p.m. |  Online

 UC Berkeley Extension

Gain academic preparation in the sciences along with one-on-one advising to enhance your application to medical, dental or veterinary school, as well as to advanced degree programs in medical- and health-related fields.

  Register online

Mindfulness at Moffitt: Moffitt Wellness Program

Workshop | October 1 – December 10, 2018 every Monday with exceptions | 12-1 p.m. | Moffitt Undergraduate Library, 501 (Wellness Room)

 Library

Help focus your mind and foster your creativity. Increase your resiliency and well being. Join Jeffrey Oxendine of the School of Public Health for mindfulness practice.

All experience levels welcome; weekly practice or drop in attendance also welcome. Mondays from noon to 1pm.

 Must have campus I.D. (Cal 1 card) for entrance

Moffitt Wellness Program

Certificate Program in Paralegal Studies Online Information Session

Information Session | December 3 | 12-1 p.m. |  Online

 Tom McGuire, Program Director, UC Berkeley Extension

 UC Berkeley Extension

UC Berkeley Extension’s Certificate Program in Paralegal Studies</a> is a comprehensive, accelerated course of study that is designed by paralegals for paralegals and taught by practicing attorneys.

  Register online

Political Economy Seminar: "Decentralization and the Gamble for Unity"

Seminar | December 3 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Mike Gibilisco, UC Berkeley

 Department of Economics

The Political Economy Seminar focuses on formal and quantitative work in the political economy field, including formal political theory.

SURF Summer Research Scholarships Info Session

Information Session | December 3 | 2-3 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Sean Burns, Director, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

 Office of Undergraduate Research

OURS Staff will discuss eligibility criteria for SURF programs, benefits of the fellowship and tips for a successful application

Western Language Resources for East Asian Studies

Information Session | December 3 | 2-3:30 p.m. | East Asian Library, Room 341

 Bruce Williams, C. V. Starr East Asian Library

 Library

Introduction to locating materials and information in Western languages in the area of East Asian Studies by using library databases, catalogs and other bibliographic tools.

Northern California Symplectic Geometry Seminar: Persistence homology, and the Rokhlin equivalence clases

Seminar | December 3 | 2:30-3:30 p.m. | 384H STANFORD

 Claude Viterbo, Universite de Paris-Sud

 Department of Mathematics

We explain how using the Floer version of persistence homology, we can find invariants of Rokhlin equivalence classes i.e. $f \simeq g$ if there is a chain $f_0=f,.... f_n=g$ such that the $C^0$ closure of the conjugacy orbit of $f_i$ and $f_{i+1}$ meet. We shall explain the $2$ dimensional case, and its generalization to higher dimensions using the $C^0$ continuity of γ explained in Sobhan's...   More >

How to Write a Research Proposal Workshop

Workshop | December 3 | 3-4 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Leah Carroll, Haas Scholars Program Manager/Advisor, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Need to write a grant proposal? This workshop is for you! You'll get a head start on defining your research question, developing a lit review and project plan, presenting your qualifications, and creating a realistic budget.

Open to all UC Berkeley students.

Arithmetic Geometry and Number Theory RTG Seminar: Exceptional splitting of abelian surfaces over global function fields

Seminar | December 3 | 3-5 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Ananth Shankar, MIT

 Department of Mathematics

Let $A$ denote a non-constant ordinary abelian surface over a global function field (of characteristic p > 2) with good reduction everywhere. Suppose that $A$ does not have real multiplication by any real quadratic field with discriminant a multiple of $p$. Then we prove that there are infinitely many places modulo which $A$ is isogenous to the product of two elliptic curves. This is joint work...   More >

Carlos Gussenhoven, "Between phonetics and phonology: Of the beast and the untamed savage"

Colloquium | December 3 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Carlos Gussenhoven

 Department of Linguistics

Phonetic implementation is the conversion of a surface phonological representation into an acoustic signal that represents a canonical pronunciation. My interest in this talk is in two ways in which speakers can intervene here, one targeting the meaning of the message and the other its phonology. The first, for which Dwight Bolinger’s (1978) ‘untamed savage’ is emblematic, concerns the addition...   More >

Northern California Symplectic Geometry Seminar: The spectral norm in C^0 symplectic topology

Seminar | December 3 | 4-5 p.m. | 383N STANFORD

 Sobhan Seyfaddini, Institut de Mathematiques de Jussieu

 Department of Mathematics

We will show that the spectral norm on the group of Hamiltonian diffeomorphisms, introduced in the works of Viterbo, Schwarz and Oh, is continuous with respect to the $C^0$ topology, when M is symplectically aspherical. This statement was previously proven only in the case of closed surfaces. This has numerous applications one of which is a generalization of the Arnold conjecture for Hamiltonian...   More >

Gesture: its relationship to thinking and speaking

Seminar | December 3 | 4-5 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 Sotaro Kita, University of Warwick

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

This presentation concerns a theory on how gestures (accompanying speaking and silent thinking) are generated and how gestures facilitate the gesturer's own cognitive processes. I will present evidence that gestures are generated from a general-purpose Action Generator, which also generates “practical” actions such as grasping a cup to drink, and that the Action Generator generates gestural...   More >

Analysis and PDE Seminar: A mathematical framework for proving existence of weak solutions to a class of nonlinear parabolic-hyperbolic moving boundary problems

Seminar | December 3 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Suncica Canic, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

The focus of this talk will be on nonlinear moving-boundary problems involving incompressible, viscous fluids and elastic structures. The fluid and structure are coupled via two sets of coupling conditions, which are imposed on a deformed fluid-structure interface. The main difficulty in studying this class of problems stems from the strong geometric nonlinearity due to the nonlinear...   More >

Churchill: Walking with Destiny: Andrew Roberts Book Talk

Lecture | December 3 | 5 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium

 Andrew Roberts

 Institute for Anglo-American Studies Program Government Studies, and Center for British Studies

Please join the UC Berkeley Anglo-American
Studies Program, Institute for Government
Studies, and Center for British Studies for an event
with historian Andrew Roberts, who will be
discussing his new book "Churchill: Walking with
Destiny." Mr. Roberts will be on hand following his
talk for a reception and book signing.

The History and Science of Paper in Manuscripts of Central Asia

Lecture | December 3 | 5-7 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Agnieszka Helman-Ważny, University of Hamburg & University of Warsaw

 Tang Center for Silk Road Studies

Manuscripts from the Silk Road have been used as a key source in the study of religions, literature, and the cultural history of Central Asia. However, they have hardly ever been viewed as artifacts in their own right. As one of the most important physical features of a manuscript, paper serves as a means to distinguish one type of manuscript from another, and can help to determine the origin of...   More >

Student to Student Peer Counseling: In Moffitt Library for RRR Week

Special Event | December 3 – 9, 2018 every day | 6-10 p.m. | Moffitt Undergraduate Library, Room 350C on 3rd Floor

 Student to Student Peer Counseling

Student to Student Peer Counseling will be available in Moffitt Library room 350C from 6-10pm during RRR week for drop in counseling sessions.

Branches from the Same Tree: The National Academy on the Role of Humanities and Art in “STEM/M” Learning

Lecture | December 3 | 6:30-7:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Join a roundtable that responds to a seminal report on the necessary role of the arts, design, and the humanities in the future of work and higher education. Commissioned by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, the report argues that a twenty-first-century workplace needs graduates with the capacity for flexible educational models that cultivate critical thinking,...   More >

Trnka’s Sixties Masterworks

Film - Feature | December 3 | 7-8:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

By the 1960s, at the height of his powers, Trnka turned his attention away from fables and fairy tales and toward more pointed allegories and satires. Playfully probing works like Passion and Cybernetic Grandma (a surrealist look at a space-age future) are arguably the short-form, animated precursors to the Czech New Wave features that would follow a few years later. But Trnka’s 1965 masterwork...   More >

Global Social Venture Competition: Application Deadline

Deadline | December 3 | 11:45-11:50 p.m. |  Apply Online

 Institute for Business and Social Impact, Berkeley Haas Center for Social Sector Leadership

Calling all social entrepreneurs! Applications for the 2019 Global Social Venture Competition are now open. If you have a young startup aiming to make a difference in the world and are using technology for good, apply by December 3rd! All entries are reviewed by leading experts in the fields of social entrepreneurship, innovation, and impact investing. Top teams from across the globe will compete...   More >

  Register online

Exhibits and Ongoing Events

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.

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 >

Boundless: Contemporary Tibetan Artists at Home and Abroad

Exhibit - Painting | October 3, 2018 – May 26, 2019 every day |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 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 areas—Lhasa, Dharamsala, Kathmandu, New York, and the Bay Area—the...   More >

Harvey Quaytman: Against the Static

Exhibit - Painting | October 17, 2018 – January 27, 2019 every day |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

The paintings of Harvey Quaytman (1937–2002) 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 >

Dimensionism: Modern Art in the Age of Einstein

Exhibit - Painting | November 7, 2018 – March 3, 2019 every day |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

In the early twentieth century, inspired by modern science such as Albert Einstein’s 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 >

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 >

Well Played! The Math and Science of Improving Your Game

Exhibit - Multimedia | November 17, 2018 – May 18, 2019 every day |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

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 >

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.

Facing West 1: Camera Portraits from the Bancroft Collection

Exhibit - Photography | November 9, 2018 – March 15, 2019 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. |  Bancroft Library

 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 Bancroft’s original collecting region, which extended from the Rockies to the Pacific...   More >

Facing West: Camera Portraits from the Bancroft Collection

Exhibit - Photography | November 29, 2018 – March 15, 2019 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Bancroft Library, Bancroft Gallery

 Human Resources

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 Bancroft’s original collecting region, which extended from the Rockies to the Pacific...   More >