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Monday, January 28, 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!

Getting Your Bearings: Doe and Moffitt Libraries Tour

Tour/Open House | January 28 | 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

Feedback Opportunities for Data Science Associate Provost Search

Meeting | January 28 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center, Faculty Open Forum

 Data Sciences

Search consultants from Witt/Kieffer will be holding meetings with members of the campus community to gather feedback about the new role of Associate Provost of Data Science and Information and Dean of the School of Information. The meetings will be structured as a series of open forums for faculty, staff and students.

Modeling and Simulation of Next Generation 3D Printing Systems for Functionalized Materials with Machine-Learning System Design

Lecture | January 28 | 12-1 p.m. | 502 Davis Hall

 Professor Tarek Zohdi, Chair of the UCB Computational & Data Science & Engineering Program Professor of Mechanical Engineering

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

GUH Lecture: Mapping Affecdence: Urban counter-drag in San Francisco, 1966-75

Lecture | January 28 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 106 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

In the late ‘60s and early ‘70s, San Francisco’s counterculture devised underground, self-organized do-it-yourself (DIY) urban networks of communal survival. The Angels of Light, an acid-drag commune of free-theatre performers, transformed buildings...   More >

From family research to family policy

Colloquium | January 28 | 12:10-1:15 p.m. | 1102 Berkeley Way West

 Phil and Carolyn Cowan, Institute of Human Development

 Institute of Human Development

Phil Cowan is a Professor of Psychology, Emeritus, and Carolyn Cowan is a Professor of Psychology, Emerita at UCB. They are both longtime members of IHD. Beginning in the 1970s, they have pioneered a preventive intervention approach to strengthening family relationships. Although the prevailing strategy for facilitating children's development has been parenting classes (attended mostly by...   More >

Combinatorics Seminar: Triangulations with vanishing local h-polynomials

Seminar | January 28 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Sam Payne, MSRI and University of Texas at Austin

 Department of Mathematics

Twenty-five years ago, Stanley introduced local h-polynomials for subdivisions of simplices, proved that the coefficients are non-negative integers, and posed the problem of characterizing triangulations for which this invariant vanishes. The work I will present is motivated by potential applications in other areas of mathematics (local h-polynomials now appear prominently in both algebraic and...   More >

Feedback Opportunities for Data Science Associate Provost Search

Meeting | January 28 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | Barrows Hall, Faculty Open Forum, Social Sciences Matrix Conference Room (8th Floor of Barrows Hall)

 Data Sciences

Search consultants from Witt/Kieffer will be holding meetings with members of the campus community to gather feedback about the new role of Associate Provost of Data Science and Information and Dean of the School of Information. The meetings will be structured as a series of open forums for faculty, staff and students.

Political Economy Seminar: "Endogenous Intractability: Why Some Persistent Problems Persist"

Seminar | January 28 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Robert Powell, UC Berkeley

 Department of Economics

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

Ozge Yapar - Bayesian Sequential Learning for Clinical Trials of Multiple Correlated Medical Interventions

Seminar | January 28 | 1-2:30 p.m. | Haas School of Business, Chou Hall N370

 Ozge Yapar, University of Pennsylvania

 Industrial Engineering & Operations Research

Abstract: We integrate emerging trends intended to improve clinical trial design: design for cost-effectiveness, which ensures health-economic improvement of a new intervention over the current standard intervention; adaptive design, which dynamically adjusts the sample size and allocation of patients to different interventions; and multi-arm trial design, which compares multiple interventions...   More >

Feedback Opportunities for Data Science Associate Provost Search

Meeting | January 28 | 2-3 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, Faculty Open Forum, 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Data Sciences

Search consultants from Witt/Kieffer will be holding meetings with members of the campus community to gather feedback about the new role of Associate Provost of Data Science and Information and Dean of the School of Information. The meetings will be structured as a series of open forums for faculty, staff and students.

String-Math Seminar: q-Opers, q-Langalnds and Classical/Quantum duality

Seminar | January 28 | 2-3 p.m. | 402 LeConte Hall

 Peter Koroteev, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

A special case of the geometric Langlands correspondence is given by the relationship between solutions of the Bethe ansatz equations for the Gaudin model and opers - connections on the projective line with extra structure. We describe a deformation of this correspondence for \(SL(N)\). We introduce a difference equation version of opers called q-opers and prove a q-Langlands correspondence...   More >

Probabilistic Operator Algebra Seminar: An Elementary Approach to Free Gibbs States with Convex Potentials

Seminar | January 28 | 2-4 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

 David Andrew Jekel, UCLA

 Department of Mathematics

We present an alternative approach to the theory of free Gibbs states with convex potentials. Instead of solving SDE's, we combine PDE techniques with a notion of asymptotic approximability by trace polynomials for a sequence of functions on $M_N(\mathbb C)_{sa}^m$ to prove the following. Suppose $\mu _N$ is a probability measure on $M_N(\mathbb C)_{sa}^m$ given by uniformly convex and...   More >

Introduction to NIH Grants

Workshop | January 28 | 2:10-4 p.m. | 356 Barrows Hall

 Leora Lawton, Berkeley Population Center

 Berkeley Population Center

This workshop will be open to anyone interested in having the guidance, feedback and structure for writing a grant. Potential participants could be faculty who have not written an NIH grant before, postdocs or adjunct faculty, advanced graduate students, or even early stage graduate students who want to put together a dissertation grant. The basic process and the structure of grant applications...   More >

Arithmetic Geometry and Number Theory RTG Seminar: An arithmetic enrichment of the degree of a finite map, and applications to enumerative geometry

Seminar | January 28 | 3-5 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Kirsten Wickelgren, Georgia Tech

 Department of Mathematics

Using the Eisenbud–Khimshiashvili–Levine local degree, which is the A1-local degree of Morel in A1-homotopy theory, we define a degree of a finite map between smooth schemes over k. When the target is appropriately connected, this degree is a bilinear form over k. We discuss some applications to enumerative geometry over non-algebraically closed fields. This is joint work with Jesse Kass and...   More >

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research and Finding a Mentor Workshop

Workshop | January 28 | 3-4 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

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

 Office of Undergraduate Research

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 >

Differential Geometry Seminar: Stability and Nonlinear PDE in mirror symmetry

Seminar | January 28 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Tristan Collins, MIT

 Department of Mathematics

A longstanding problem in mirror symmetry has been to understand the relationship between the existence of solutions to certain geometric nonlinear PDES (the special Lagrangian equation, and the deformed Hermitian-Yang-Mills equation) and algebraic notions of stability, mainly in the sense of Bridgeland. I will discuss progress in this direction through ideas originating in infinite dimensional...   More >

Paul Glasserman - Does Unusual News Forecast Market Stress?

Seminar | January 28 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 1174 Etcheverry Hall

 Paul Glasserman, Columbia University

 Industrial Engineering & Operations Research

Abstract: Applying sentiment analysis to news articles on large financial companies, we find that an increase in “unusual” negative news predicts an increase in stock market volatility and thus potential market stress. Similarly, unusual positive news forecasts lower volatility. Our analysis is based on more than 360,000 articles on 50 large financial companies, published in 1996–2014....   More >

Neurophysiology of Spatial Learning and Memory

Colloquium | January 28 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 1104 Berkeley Way West

 David Foster, Psychology

 Department of Psychology

Support points – a new way to reduce big and high-dimensional data

Seminar | January 28 | 4-5 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Simon Mak, Georgia Institute of Technology

 Department of Statistics

This talk presents a new method for reducing big and high-dimensional data into a smaller dataset, called support points (SPs). In an era where data is plentiful but downstream analysis is oftentimes expensive, SPs can be used to tackle many big data challenges in statistics, engineering and machine learning. SPs have two key advantages over existing methods. First, SPs provide optimal and...   More >

Structural and Quantitative Biology Seminar

Seminar | January 28 | 4-5 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall | Canceled

 James Berger, Johns Hopkins Medical School

 College of Chemistry

Seminar 208, Microeconomic Theory: A Rudimentary Index of Strategic Stability: Deterring Defectors, Sustaining Loyalists and Forming Equilibrium

Seminar | January 28 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Ehud Kalai

 Department of Economics

A rudimentary index explains Nash-equilibrium choices observed in behavioral economics.

The index assigns stability levels = 0; 1; :::; n, to strategy profiles of n-person games: Level 0 is assigned to profiles that are not Nash equilibrium, levels are assigned to Nash equilibria in increasing levels of stability, and level n is assigned to dominant-strategy equilibria.

The index measures...   More >

From Data Collectors to Data Producers: Shifting students’ relationship to data

Colloquium | January 28 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Berkeley Way West, Room 1215 (2121 Berkeley Way, Berkeley, CA 94704)

 Dr. Lisa Hardy, Concord Consortium

 Graduate School of Education

Outside of school, students will encounter and be asked to interpret data and data representations that they did not create themselves — often with limited information about why or how these data were constructed in the first place. In contrast, studies of science practice highlight that the interpretation of data is strongly contingent on the context in which that data was produced. Data can...   More >

The Subversive Pedagogy of Yugoslav Surrealism: Aleksandar Vuco and Dusan Matic’s The Exploits of the “Five Cockerels” Gang

Lecture | January 28 | 4-6 p.m. | B-4 Dwinelle Hall

 Aleksandar Boskovic, Lecturer in Bosnian, Croatian & Serbian, Columbia University

 Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES), Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures

The 1933 collaborative surrealist book The Exploits of the “Five Cockerels” Gang marks the end of the historical avant-gardes in Yugoslavia. Created by two prominent Belgrade Surrealists –Aleksandar Vuco, who wrote the verses, and Dusan Matic, who authored the foreword, collages, as well as the “explanations” of the collages—The Exploits is one of the examples of avant-garde...   More >

The end of the message: Mechanistic insights into the mRNA poly(A) tail machinery

Seminar | January 28 | 4-5 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Lori Passmore, MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge UK

 College of Chemistry

The Feminist Resistance to the Radical Right in Brazil: A Forum of Four Brazilian Feminist Political Leaders

Panel Discussion | January 28 | 4-7 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, Booth Auditorium (Room 175)

 Department of Anthropology

On the eve of entering office, four female politicians are an emboldened, new generation of feminist officials at the forefront of defending and redefining democracy in Brazil. Building their trajectories out of local grassroots struggles, each has developed distinct approaches in their respective states. Ten months following the assassination of city councilwoman Marielle Franco, their...   More >

Colonial Exceptionalism on Native Grounds: American Literature before American Literature

Lecture | January 28 | 5-7 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, 315, Maude Fife room

 Jerome McGann, John Stewart Bryan University Professor, University of Virginia, University of Virginia

 Department of English

LAEP Lecture Series: Mark R. Eischeid

Lecture | January 28 | 6-7 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

Mon, Jan 28, 6pm - Mark Eischeid will discuss the design and photographic representation of one of Kiley’s most famous projects and an oft-proclaimed modernist masterpiece, the landscape at the Miller House (1957, Columbus, Indiana).

Art and The City: Cultural Planning in the Bay Area

Lecture | January 28 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Osher Theater

 Christian Frock, Independent Writer and Public Scholar; Jennifer Lovvorn, Chief Cultural Affairs Officer, Civic Art Program, City of Berkeley; Roberto Bedoya, Cultural Affairs Manager City of Oakland

 Arts + Design, Civic Arts Commission of the City of Berkeley, Office of Cultural Affairs of the City of Oakland, the Global Urban Humanities Department, College of Environmental Design

Recently both the City of Berkeley and the City of Oakland have rolled out new cultural plans focused on enriching public life through the arts. Join us for an imaginative conversation about the future possibilities for culturally enriched civic spaces in urban communities, the challenges facing cities, and the possibilities for coalition building within the region. Featuring Berkeley's recently...   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 >

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 28 – May 17, 2019 every day | Wurster Hall, Environmental Design Library, 210 Wurster Hall

 Library

This exhibition of artists' books centers on ideas about the built environment and has been curated by Berkeley-based book artist Julie Chen for UC Berkeley’s Environmental Design Library. Featuring works by 25 artists including Robbin Ami Silverberg, Clifton Meador, Inge Bruggeman, Karen Kunc, Sarah Bryant and Barbara Tetenbaum, the exhibition explores the built environment through text, image,...   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