<< Friday, September 13, 2019 >>

Friday, September 13, 2019

Composition Colloquium: workshop CNMAT users group (CUG)

Colloquium | September 13 |  CNMAT (1750 Arch St.)

 Department of Music

CNMAT users group (CUG), main room users, rear studio users, hardware and media labs users

Artificial Intelligence Unlocked

Deadline | September 13 – 15, 2019 every day | 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. |  Boalt Hall, School of Law

 Berkeley Law Executive Education, Berkeley Center for Law and Technology

Artificial Intelligence (AI) Unlocked is a three-day executive academy consisting of lectures, panel discussions, and guest presentations from the industry’s foremost educators and leaders. The program is presented by Berkeley Law Executive Education and the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology.

Join us and earn a certificate in AI from UC Berkeley!

ImageXD 2019

Conference/Symposium | September 11 – 13, 2019 every day | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | 190 Doe Library

 Berkeley Institute for Data Science

BIDS ImageXD (Images Across Domains) aims to 1) Foster a cross-disciplinary community of image processing experts from academia, research, and industry; 2) Develop a shared understanding of each other’s use of image processing data, algorithms, and software; and 3) Help our community share knowledge ...   More >

Essig Brunch Seminar-Defensive responses in Manduca sexta as a model for pain

Seminar | September 13 | 10-11 a.m. | 1101 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Megumi Fuse, San Francisco State University

 Entomology, Essig Museum of

A weekly seminar series run by the Entomology Students Organization featuring local and visiting researchers presenting a wide range of entomology-related topics. Open to the public.

Kavli ENSI Open House / Poster Session

Tour/Open House | September 13 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | 775 Tan Hall

 Kavli ENSI

Please join us for Kavli Energy NanoScience (ENSI) open house and poster session on Friday, September 13th, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. in 775 Tan Hall.

Kavli ENSI brings together world-class scientists from a diverse set of backgrounds with a combined interest and focus on learning the fundamentals of how energy flows and can be controlled on the nanoscale, where the rules of quantum mechanics and...   More >

  RSVP online by August 30.

Grape Vine: Brushpainting with Karen LeGault

Workshop | September 13 | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join artist, Karen LeGault, for a brush painting workshop celebrating seasonal plants in the Garden. Each month will focus on a different subject: grape vines, sunflowers, persimmon, and the pine tree.

$75, $65 members

  Register online

Higher Education Researchers Workgroup

Meeting | September 13 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Evans Hall, CSHE Conference Room, 768 | Note change in date

 Center for Studies in Higher Education

The goal of this new group is to bring together qualitative and quantitative higher education researchers working on issues at Berkeley, the...   More >

  RSVP by emailing Anne Maclachlan at maclach@berkeley.edu

Curator’s Talk: Elaine Yau on Dennis Feldman

Presentation | September 13 | 12 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Elaine Yau, who organized the exhibition Dennis Feldman: Photographs, places Feldman’s work in the context of the social documentary practices of his mentors Walker Evans and Robert Frank, and focuses on Feldman’s distinctive approach to mass media images of the 1970s.

Yau is Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Curatorial Fellow at BAMPFA. She specializes in modern art in the United States with an...   More >

A Conversation with José Manuel Barroso, Former President of the EU Commission and Recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize on Behalf of the EU

Panel Discussion | September 13 | 12-1 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium

 José Manuel Barroso, Former Prime Minister of Portugal, current Chairman of Goldman Sachs International; Maurice Obstfeld, Professor of Economics, Berkeley Economics; Jeroen Dewulf, Director, Institute of European Studies

 Institute of European Studies, Department of Economics, Institute of International Studies, European Union Center

José Manuel Barroso, former Prime Minister of Portugal (2002-04), President of the EU Commission (2004-14), recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize on behalf of the EU (2012), and current Chairman of Goldman Sachs International, will visit the UC Berkeley campus. In conversation with Maurice Obstfeld (Class of 1958 Professor of Economics) and Jeroen Dewulf (Director of the Institute of European...   More >

José Manuel Barroso

The State of Europe: A Conversation with Former European Commission President José Manuel Barroso

Lecture | September 13 | 12-1 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium, Room 310

 José Manuel Barroso, Former president of the European Commission

 European Union Center, Clausen Center for International Business and Policy

Please join UC Berkeley's Clausen Center for International Business and Policy and the European Union Center for a conversation with José Manuel Barroso, former president of the European Commission and former prime minister of Portugal. He also received a Nobel Peace Prize on behalf of the European Union in 2012. Barroso will discuss economic and political changes and challenges facing...   More >

José Manuel Barroso

Yoga for Tension and Stress Relief (BEUHS664)

Workshop | September 13 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 251 Hearst Gymnasium

 Laurie Ferris

 Be Well at Work - Wellness

Practicing yoga can release tension in your joints, give you greater range of motion, and offer increased comfort in all aspects of your life. Learn basic yoga poses and breathing techniques to transform your practice into a moving meditation.

Optional: Join the Passport Yoga Passport Challenge and get a different stamp for each class to be entered into a drawing for a yoga prize! Please...   More >

  Register online

Solid State Technology and Devices Seminar: Symmetry and Topology of Nano Structures

Seminar | September 13 | 1-2 p.m. | Cory Hall, The Hogan Room, 521

 Boubacar Kanté, Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences Departement, UC Berkeley

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

I will discuss how the control of the symmetries and interactions between multipoles enables the construction unique electromagnetic composites.

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 3 – December 29, 2019 every Sunday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday with exceptions | 1:30-2:45 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join us for a free, docent-led tour of the Garden as we explore interesting plants from around the world, learn about the vast diversity in the collection, and see what is currently in bloom. Meet at the Entry Plaza.

Free with Garden admission. Advanced registration not required

Designing Exoskeletons and Prosthetic Limbs That Enhance Human Locomotor Performance

Seminar | September 13 | 1:30-2:30 p.m. | 3110 Etcheverry Hall

 Associate Professor Steve Collins, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University

 Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME)

Abstract: Exoskeletons and active prosthetic limbs could improve mobility for tens of millions of people, but two serious challenges must first be overcome: we need ways of identifying what a device should do to benefit an individual user, and we need cheap, efficient hardware that can do it. In this talk, we will describe an approach to the design of wearable robots based on versatile emulator...   More >

Revitalizing Supercapacitors with Hierarchical Porous Electrodes: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | September 13 | 2-3 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Yat Li, UC Santa Cruz, Chemistry/Biochemistry

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

Supercapacitors (SCs) are rapidly emerging as a new class of energy storage devices that can be used in a broad range of applications. SCs distinguish from lithium ion batteries by their ability to be charged and discharged at ultrafast rates.

Carbon materials, owing to their excellent electrical conductivity, tailorability, inexpensiveness, and versatility, have been extensively studied as...   More >

Student Probability/PDE Seminar: KPZ Universality and Determinantal Processes III

Seminar | September 13 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Fraydoun Rezakhanlou, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Kardar-Parisi-Zhang (KPZ) universality has been rigorously verified for a number of exactly solvable models such as Hammersley-Aldous-Diaconis and exclusion processes. A key ingredient for this verification is a determinantal type representation for the correlation function. In these lectures I give an overview of the existing results and present a direct and simple proof of the determinantal...   More >

New Research Directions in Archaeology and Linguistic History of Hokkaido Ainu

Colloquium | September 13 | 3-4:30 p.m. |  2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Gary Crawford, University of Toronto

 Center for Japanese Studies (CJS)

Talk abstract coming soon.

Prof. Gary Crawford is an anthropological archaeologist specializing in archaeological botany and environmental archaeology. The field is known as palaeoethnobotany or archaeobotany. His current focus is East Asia where he is investigating the origins and intensification of agriculture. Actually, he’s never strayed far from...   More >

MENA Salon: Iran, Israel and the US

Workshop | September 13 | 3-4 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Every Friday the CMES hosts an informal guided discussion of current events in the Middle East and North Africa, open to all.

In recent months, tensions between the US and Iran have escalated. The US has imposed new economic sanctions, while Iran has announced that it will deliberately violate aspects of the previously agreed upon nuclear deal. These tensions are linked, as recent news reports...   More >

Public Policy Initiatives That Might Improve Digital Stewardship

Seminar | September 13 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 107 South Hall

 Clifford Lynch

 Information, School of

Alternate policy approaches for stewardship of some classes of cultural materials in the current world.

Latinx Research Center Fall Reception

Reception | September 13 | 4-6 p.m. |  Latinx Research Center

 2547 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 John A. Pérez, Board of U.C. Regents

 Latinx Faculty Association, Chicanx [& Latinx] Studies Program, Alianza (Latinx Staff Association)

Please join us on Friday, September 13th, 4-6 p.m., with special guest, Chair of the Board of U.C. Regents, John A. Pérez, in an event co-sponsored by the Latinx staff organization, Alianza, the Chicanx [& Latinx] Studies Program, and the Latinx Faculty Association.

Rethinking America's Highway Institutions

Seminar | September 13 | 4 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Robert Poole, Reason Foundation

 Institute of Transportation Studies

Reason Foundation's Robert Poole will present Rethinking America's Highway Institutions on Sept. 13, 2019 at 4 p.m. in 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building at the ITS Transportation Seminar.

In this talk, Robert Poole will suggest that the 20th century institutions that govern how we design, construct, maintain, and fund major highways are broken and in need of major revision. The...   More >

Robert Poole

War and Peace, Part II: Natasha Rostova

Film - Feature | September 13 | 4 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

The second part of Bondarchuk’s epic adaptation opens in 1807 as Napoleon and Tsar Alexander negotiate in Tilsit. Meanwhile, far from the world of politics, young Natasha attends a grand ball, waltzes with Prince Andrei, and is soon engaged to him. However, his protracted absence leaves the emotionally volatile Natasha vulnerable. The film features a remarkable wolf-hunting sequence where...   More >

Vrije uitloop | Free range: Poems by Saskia Stehouwer, Translation + Field Notes by Joel Thomas Katz, Robert Perry, and Saskia Stehouwer

Reading - Literary | September 13 | 4-5 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Saskia Stehouwer; Joel Thomas Katz; Robert Perry

 Institute of European Studies, BENELUX Studies Program, Dutch Studies

The Dutch Studies department will be hosting Saskia Stehouwer, Joel Thomas Katz and Robert Perry to speak on their new book of poetry, "Vrije uitloop | Free range". Author Saskia Stehouwer is a renowned poet from the Netherlands. She studied both Dutch and English literature at the University of Amsterdam and has worked as an editor and project leader for the VU University Amsterdam. Saskia...   More >

Hands On Artists' Books #17: Water Water Everywhere: artists' books about water

Social Event | September 13 | 4-6 p.m. | Wurster Hall, 210 (Env. Design Library Atrium)

 Environmental Design Library

Artists' books are simply books made by artists. Whether tactile or conceptual, the range in thematic content including the political, the sentimental, the instructive of the purely beautiful. Our Hands on Artists' Books events allow you to handle books from our rare book vault. For our first event of the academic year, we will have 200 books related to water and its importance for you to touch,...   More >

Student Arithmetic Geometry Seminar: Essential dimension of algebraic stacks

Seminar | September 13 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Anningzhe Gao, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

In this talk, I will give an introduction of the essential dimension of functors, in particular I will concentrate on the essential dimension of algebraic stacks. We will start by the basic facts of stacks (if necessary), then give the statement of the genericity theorem proved by Brosnan, Reichstein and Vistoli. As an application, we will calculate the essential dimension of the moduli stack of...   More >

Student 3-Manifold Seminar: Organizational meeting

Seminar | September 13 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Kyle Miller, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

This will be an organizational meeting for a student learning seminar about 3-manifolds.

For the first meeting, we will talk about Tait's conjecture that reduced alternating link diagrams have minimal crossing number, which was resolved in 1987 by Kauffman, Murasugi, and Thistlethwaite using the Jones polynomial.

The Drama of Celebrity with Sharon Marcus

Colloquium | September 13 | 4:30-6 p.m. | 306 Wheeler Hall

 Sharon Marcus, Orlando Harriman Professor of English and Comparative Literature, Columbia Department of English and Comparative Literature

 Department of English, 19th Century Colloquium, 19th Century and Beyond Townsend working group

On September 13th, there will be a discussion of pre-circulated chapters from The Drama of Celebrity with author Sharon Marcus, Orlando Harriman Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University (formerly of Berkeley!).

Sponsored by the 19th Century Colloquium and the 19th Century and Beyond Townsend working group.

For a copy of the PDF, please email...   More >

Womxn's CommUNITY Dinner: welcome event for the UC Berkeley women's* community

Special Event | September 13 | 4:30-6:30 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Multicultural Community Center, Suite 220 (please enter garden side)

 Gender Equity Resource Center

A welcome event for the UC Berkeley women's* community!

*We welcome all who experience life through the lens of woman in body, spirit, identity - past, present, future, and fluid.

Facebook Tech Talk

Information Session | September 13 | 6-8 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

In collaboration with UC Berkeley AWE, Facebook is bringing you Facebook Day! Stop by and speak with Facebook employees from our various pipelines:

Software Engineering
Data Science
Data Engineering
Production Engineering
Hardware Engineering
Technical Program Management
Performance Engineering

Find out who they are, what their teams do, and opportunities...   More >

Where Is the Friend’s Home?: (Khaneh-je doost kojast?),(Where Is the Friend’s House?)

Film - Feature | September 13 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Inspired by a poem by Iranian philosopher Sohrab Sepehri, Where Is the Friend’s Home? is a beautiful picture of the life of a child in a northern Iranian village—a child for whom an afternoon becomes an odyssey into and beyond the mysteries of adult behavior. Young Ahmad feels he must return an all-important notebook to his friend, Mohammad, who will be expelled from school if he shows up one...   More >

Full: Red Culebra

Performing Arts - Music | September 13 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Red Culebra is a synthesizer duet and collaboration of Bay Area electronic musicians and performance artists Guillermo Galindo and Cristobal Martinez. Inspired by their complicated post-Mexican backgrounds, Galindo and Martinez create and perform rituals based on cycles of repetition and uniformity, incorporating sound invocations, moving images, and bodily movement. They present 4 Cycles + 1, an...   More >

The Revivalists: with guest: Anderson East

Performing Arts - Music | September 13 | 7:30 p.m. |  Hearst Greek Theatre

 Another Planet Entertainment

A remarkable thing happened to The Revivalists as they came upon their tenth anniversary as a band. The New Orleans-based septet scored a game-changing hit with “Wish I Knew You,” a wistful song from their third album, Men Amongst Mountains.

  Buy tickets online

Exhibits and Ongoing Events

The Life and Career of Kaneji Domoto

Exhibit - Multimedia | August 19 – December 16, 2019 every day | 210 Wurster Hall

 Environmental Design, College of

This exhibition explores the complex story behind the only American Japanese architect and landscape architect at Frank Lloyd Wright’s Usonian community, in Westchester County, New York in 1944.

Photographs by Ken Light: American Stories

Exhibit - Photography | August 28, 2019 – May 15, 2020 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | Stephens Hall, Townsend Center, 220 Stephens

 Townsend Center for the Humanities, Journalism, Graduate School of

In an exhibition of selected works from the past five decades, documentary photographer Ken Light probes social and political issues in America.

 Viewing hours are generally Monday-Friday, 9 am to 4 pm. The exhibit is located in a space also used for events. Please contact the Townsend Center to confirm availability.

The Languages of Berkeley: An Online Exhibition

Exhibit - Multimedia | September 1, 2019 – August 31, 2020 every day |  Free Speech Movement Cafe (Moffitt Library)

 Library, Berkeley Language Center

Celebrates the magnificent diversity of languages that advance research, teaching, and learning at the University of California, Berkeley. It is the point of embarkation for an exciting sequential exhibit that will build on one post per week, showcasing an array of digitized works in the original language chosen by those who work with these languages on a daily basis - librarians, professors,...   More >

You Are On Indian Land: There There (On the Same Page 2019): An Exhibit of Library Collections relating to the Native American community of Oakland

Exhibit - Multimedia | August 26 – December 31, 2019 every day | Moffitt Undergraduate Library, 3rd floor


Tommy Orange's debut novel, There There, is this year's On the Same Page program reading. The entire campus community is encouraged to read the book and participate in classes and events this Fall.

“Orange’s debut is an ambitious meditation on identity and its broken alternatives, on myth filtered through the lens of time and poverty and urban life. Its many short chapters are told through a...   More >

 Show UCB ID to enter Moffitt Library

Pleasure, Poison, Prescription, Prayer: The Worlds of Mind-Altering Substances

Exhibit - Artifacts | March 15 – December 15, 2019 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Hearst Museum of Anthropology

 Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

If you sip a cup of coffee, are you on drugs? If you try psychedelics, are you committing a crime? If you have a sweet tooth, are you a sugar addict?

Since the beginning of human existence, peoples of the world have altered their minds with countless plant-based substances. They have done so for many reasons, ranging from pleasure to health to ceremony, with effects both harmful and benign,...   More >

Art Wall: Carlos Amorales

Exhibit - Painting | March 27 – October 13, 2019 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

In this new commission for the BAMPFA Art Wall, entitled Ghost Demonstration, Amorales draws from the multiple histories of mural art in Mexico, the political demonstrations that occurred in Berkeley in the 1960s (as well as more recent events), and protests in the United Kingdom in the 1980s. In order to make this monumental mural, the artist used stencils of slogans from Berkeley protest...   More >