<< Tuesday, January 22, 2019 >>

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Winter at the Hall

Special Event | December 21, 2018 – March 20, 2019 every day |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

This winter, visit the Hall for interactive exhibits, special hands-on activities, intriguing Planetarium shows, and more!

LRLJ Editing Training

Workshop | January 22 |  Boalt Hall, School of Law

 La Raza Law Journal

The Journal will be hosting this training for members to learn how to review "above-the-line" work in an article to be published in spring. They will also learn substantive skills in editing and writing styles.

Getting Your Bearings: Doe and Moffitt Libraries Tour

Tour/Open House | January 22 | 10-11 a.m. | Doe Library, Tour starts at the north entrance

 Library

Join other students and get your bearings with a 3-in-one tour of the Doe Memorial Library, Moffitt Undergraduate Library, and the Main Stacks. See these central libraries and learn about the student services they provide.

Getting Your Bearings Library Tour

Programming gene circuits with genome and transcriptome engineering to combat disease

Seminar | January 22 | 10-11 a.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Patrick Hsu, Salk Institute for Biological Studies

 Bioengineering (BioE)

Rapid advances in genome profiling and analysis have illuminated many genomic changes related to human disease. The ability to interrogate the functional roles of such variants in pathogenesis and their potential as therapeutic targets is critical for the development of new medicines. CRISPR tools that systematically reverse-engineer cellular processes through rapid and precise perturbations...   More >

William G. Dauben Lecture in Organic Chemistry: Skin-Inspired Polymer Electronic Materials and Devices

Seminar | January 22 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Zhenan Bao, Department of Chemical Engineering, Stanford University

 College of Chemistry

Skin is the body’s largest organ, and is responsible for the transduction of a vast amount of information. This conformable, stretchable, self-healable and biodegradable material simultaneously collects signals from external stimuli that translate into information such as pressure, pain, and temperature. The development of electronic materials, inspired by the complexity of this organ is a...   More >

Seminar 217, Risk Management: Instrumental variables as bias amplifiers with general outcome and confounding

Seminar | January 22 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Speakers: Peng Ding, UC Berkeley

 Consortium for Data Analytics in Risk

Drawing causal inference with observational studies is the central pillar of many disciplines. One sufficient condition for identifying the causal effect is that the treatment-outcome relationship is unconfounded conditional on the observed covariates. It is often believed that the more covariates we condition on, the more plausible this unconfoundedness assumption is. This belief has had a huge...   More >

3-Manifold Seminar: Organizational meeting

Seminar | January 22 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Ian Agol, UC BERKELEY

 Department of Mathematics

This semester I plan to cover material about special groups and arithmetic manifolds of simplest type, among other things. We'll overview these topics and results that we plan to cover this semester in the seminar.

Rally to Commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Third World Liberation Front

Lecture | January 22 | 12-1 p.m. | Sproul Hall, Mario Savio Steps

 Paola Bacchetta, Faculty Member, Gender and Women's Studies; Hatem Bazian, Faculty Member, Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies, UC Berkeley, http://ethnicstudies.berkeley.edu/faculty-profile/hatem-bazian, Provost, Co-founder and Faculty Member of Islamic Law and Theology at Zaytuna College; Oliver Jones, 1969 TWLF Student Striker, Member of the Afro-American Students Union, and Civil Rights Attorney; Jeff Leong, Poet, Author, 1969 TWLF Student Striker, and Member of the Asian American Political Alliance; Ysidro Macias, Poet, Author, Artist, Retired Attorney, Tortilla Maker, 1969 TWLF Student Striker, and Member of Mexican-American Student Confederation; Lulu Matute, Artist and Undergraduate Scholar, UC Berkeley; LaNada War Jack, 1969 TWLF Student Striker, Member of Native American Students Union, and Shoshone-Bannock Nation Activist, Writer, Educator and 1969 TWLF Student Striker, Indigenous Visions Network; Eddie Zheng, Former San Quentin incarceree, and Founder of Asian Prisoners Support Committee, Asian Prisoners Support Committee; Marcelo Garzo Montalvo, Artist, Musician, Ph.D. Candidate, The Department of Ethnic Studies, UC Berkeley, Graduate Student Researcher, Center for Race and Gender; Floyd Huen, 1969 TWLF Student Striker and Member of Asian American Political Alliance; Cynthia Ledesma; Abraham Ramirez, PhD. Candidate, The Department of Ethnic Studies, UC Berkeley; Vicci Wong, 1969 TWLF Student Striker and Member of the Asian American Political Alliance

 Blake Simons, Assistant Director, Fannie Lou Hamer Black Resource Center; Joanne Yi, UC Berkeley Undergraduate, and Director of External Affairsm REACH!, REACH!

 American Cultures, TWLF 1969/twLF veterans, TWLF Research Initiative, Asian Pacific American Student Development, Department of African American Studies, Chicanx Latinx Student Development, Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies, Asian Prisoner Support Committee, Islamophobia Research & Documentation Project, Native American Studies, Department of Ethnic Studies, REACH!

Rally to celebrate the first day and 50th anniversary of the Third World Liberation Front strike.

Courtesy of Ethnic Studies Library

Of Pathogens and Humans. A Cultural History of the Policies on Epidemics in the Nineteenth Century

Lecture | January 22 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Andrea Wiegeshoff, Marburg University (Germany)

 Institute of European Studies, GHI West – Pacific Regional Office of the German Historical Institute Washington DC

In the nineteenth century, epidemics reached, for the first time in history, all inhabited continents. Globally spreading pathogens were an unintended side effect of a growing flow of people, animals and goods across state borders, imperial spaces and continents. "Of pathogens and humans" is an ongoing research project that analyzes reactions to increasingly mobile diseases in the American and...   More >

Mindfulness Meditation Group

Meeting | February 20, 2018 – January 5, 2021 every Tuesday | 12:15-1 p.m. | 3110 Tang Center, University Health Services

 Tang Center (University Health Services)

The Mindfulness Meditation Group meets every Tuesday at 12:15-1:00 pm at 3110 Tang Center on campus. All campus-affiliated people are welcome to join us on a drop-in basis, no registration or meditation experience necessary. We start with a short reading on meditation practice, followed by 30 minutes of silent sitting, and end with a brief discussion period.

Become a Polyglot: Join the SLC Language Exchange Program

Information Session | January 22 | 1-2 p.m. |  César E. Chávez Student Center

 SLC Language Exchange Program

Are you looking to enhance your language skills? Do you want to expand your community at Cal and around the world? Become a part of the SLC Language Exchange Program! We provide a fun, flexible way for Cal students to meet and share languages and cultures. Each semester, we connect hundreds of language enthusiasts and want you to join us!

Attend an information session to learn more about our...   More >

  RSVP online

Microsoft Excel Formulas and Functions: Betec007

Workshop | January 22 | 1:30-4 p.m. | S300T Haas School of Business

 Keith Samsell

 Human Resources

This course details the process by which calculations are created in Microsoft Excel workbooks. Emphasis is placed on the underlying theory and syntax of formulas and functions, as well as their complimentary abilities and use cases.

Learning Objectives

* Understand the fundamental differences of values vs. formats.
* Use AutoCalculate to display summary information from multiple cells.
*...   More >

Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program Info Session

Information Session | January 22 | 2-3 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Stefanie Ebeling, Program Manager/Student Advisor, Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program, Office of Undergraduate Research

 Office of Undergraduate Research

The Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program gives undergraduate students the opportunity to work with UC Berkeley professors on faculty research projects.

Getting Your Bearings: Doe and Moffitt Libraries Tour

Tour/Open House | January 22 | 2-3 p.m. | Doe Library, Tour starts at the north entrance

 Library

Join other students and get your bearings with a 3-in-one tour of the Doe Memorial Library, Moffitt Undergraduate Library, and the Main Stacks. See these central libraries and learn about the student services they provide.

Haas Scholars Program Info Session: $13,800 to carry out a final project in *ANY* major

Information Session | January 22 | 3-4 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Leah Carroll, Haas Scholars

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Learn about how to apply to this research program for your last year!

The Haas Scholars Program supports twenty undergraduates with financial need with their interest for conducting research during their final year at UC-Berkeley. Applicants are evaluated primarily on the merit and originality of their proposal for an independent research or creative project that will serve as the basis for a...   More >

Differential Geometry Seminar: The topology of fixed point components of Tori’s actions in positively curved manifolds

Seminar | January 22 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 732 Evans Hall

 Burkhard Wilking, Universität Münster

 Department of Mathematics

We show that each fixed point component of an isometric torus action of a 5 torus has the rational cohomology of a rank one symmetric space. We give various applications.

Peter Zhang - Dynamic optimization on networks: designing biodefense supply chain

Seminar | January 22 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 306 Soda Hall

 Peter Zhang, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 Industrial Engineering & Operations Research

Abstract: Bioattacks, i.e., the intentional release of pathogens or biotoxins against humans to cause serious illness and death, pose a significant threat to public health and safety due to the availability of pathogens worldwide, scale of impact, and short treatment time window. I model the defender’s static antibiotic inventory prepositioning decision and dispensing capacity installation...   More >

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: Algebraic geometry and representation theory meets complexity theory (Part I)

Seminar | January 22 | 3:45-4:45 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Joseph M. Landsberg, Texas A & M

 Department of Mathematics

In the past decade, algebraic geometry and representation theory have been used to obtain lower complexity bounds for central problems such as Valiant's algebraic version of P v. NP (permanent v. determinant) and determining the complexity of matrix multiplication. At the same time, complexity theory has raised new, interesting questions in geometry. I will give an overview of these developments...   More >

How to Write a Research Proposal Workshop

Workshop | January 22 | 4-5 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.

What did the metal know, and when did she know it?: Ultrafast XUV spectroscopy reveals short-lived states in transition metal complexes and organohalide perovskites

Seminar | January 22 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Josh Vura-Weis, Department of Chemistry, University of Illinois

 College of Chemistry

X-ray absorption near edge spectroscopy (XANES or NEXAFS) is a powerful technique for electronic structure determination. However, widespread use of XANES is limited by the need for synchrotron light sources with tunable x-ray energy. Recent developments in extreme ultraviolet (XUV) light sources using the laser-based technique of high-harmonic generation have enabled core-level spectroscopy to...   More >

Job Market Seminar: "Robust Semiparametric Estimation in Panel Multinomial Choice Models"

Seminar | January 22 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Wayne Gao, Yale Economics

 Department of Economics

Field(s): Econometrics, Microeconomic Theory, Economics of Networks

Thematic Seminar: The stability of Kerr-de Sitter space and global analysis

Seminar | January 22 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Andras Vasy, Stanford University

 Department of Mathematics

Vasy will discuss, based on joint work with Peter Hintz, the stability of the family of Kerr-de Sitter (KdS) black holes, which are rotating black holes in a spacetime with positive cosmological constant, as solutions of Einstein's vacuum equation: spacetimes evolving from initial data close to those of a KdS metric stay globally close to this KdS spacetime, and are indeed asymptotic to a nearby...   More >

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: Algebraic geometry and representation theory meets complexity theory (Part II)

Seminar | January 22 | 5-6 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Joseph M. Landsberg, Texas A & M

 Department of Mathematics

In the past decade, algebraic geometry and representation theory have been used to obtain lower complexity bounds for central problems such as Valiant's algebraic version of P v. NP (permanent v. determinant) and determining the complexity of matrix multiplication. At the same time, complexity theory has raised new, interesting questions in geometry. I will give an overview of these developments...   More >

Texas Instruments: Hands-on workshop: "Power Your Project"

Information Session | January 22 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Attendees will:

1. Assemble (and keep) a Power Starter Kit, including enclosure,
breadboard, power module, and 9V battery.

2. Learn why voltage regulators are needed, how they work, and key concerns when choosing them for their projects.

3. Use TI’s WEBENCH online tool to quickly choose and/or
rapidly design a power supply for your projects.

Food will be provided!

Khalid Ben Srhir, "Jewish Studies in the Islamic World"

Lecture | January 22 | 5:30-7 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Professor Khalid Ben Srhir is by academic trade an expert on British-Moroccan relations. However, in Morocco he is known for his unique accomplishments in the fields of both translation and Jewish studies. Ben Srhir started his career as a primary teacher in Morocco’s southern hinterland before he joined University Mohamed V as a Professor. Today, he is not only the editor of the oldest history...   More >

Exhibits and Ongoing Events

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.

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 >

Ink, Paper, Silk: One Hundred Years of Collecting Japanese Art

Exhibit - Painting | December 12, 2018 – April 14, 2019 every day |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

BAMPFA's Japanese art collection began in 1919 with a remarkable donation of more than a thousand woodblock prints from the estate of UC Berkeley Professor of English William Dallam Armes. This exhibition features a selection of these exceptional prints, as well as hanging scroll paintings, screens, lacquerware, and ceramics that have entered the collection over the century since this...   More >

Arthur Jafa / MATRIX 272

Exhibit - Multimedia | December 12, 2018 – March 24, 2019 every day |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Arthur Jafa is an artist, director, editor, and award-winning cinematographer whose poignant work expands the concept of black cinema while exploring African American experience and race relations in everyday life. He has stated, “I have a very simple mantra and it’s this: I want to make black cinema with the power, beauty, and alienation of black music.” In his renowned work Love Is The Message,...   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 >

The Book as Place: Visions of the Built Environment

Exhibit - Artifacts | January 15 – May 17, 2019 every day | 210 Wurster Hall

 Environmental Design, College of

This exhibition of artists books centers on ideas about the built environment, curated by Berkeley-based book artist Julie Chen for CEDs Environmental Design Library.

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 >

10th Annual Plants Illustrated Exhibit: Celebrating Ethnobotany

Exhibit - Painting | January 18 – February 6, 2019 every day with exceptions | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join us for the 10th annual Plants Illustrated exhibit of botanical art in the Garden’s lovely Julia Morgan Hall. This year, the members of the Northern California Society of Botanical Artists are presenting the theme of Plants + People in this special exhibition titled Celebrating Ethnobotany.

Papyrus by Sally Petru