<< Friday, November 01, 2019 >>

Friday, November 1, 2019

Application for Spring BUILD (Berkeley United in Literacy Development) OPENS!

Miscellaneous | November 1 | Eshleman Hall, Online Application

 Public Service Center

Get paid via Work Study or earn units to mentor youth with BUILD (k-5th reading). Be a mentor! Apply Now!

Climate Justice Week: Learn what climate justice means and how you can take part!

Special Event | October 28 – November 1, 2019 every day | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, bNorth SERC Space

 Student Environmental Resource Center

Climate Justice Week aims to create an intentional space to engage the wider UC Berkeley community on the intersections of climate change and social justice. Find more information at serc.berkeley.edu/cjw

Fundamentals of Banking Law

Course | October 30 – November 1, 2019 every day | 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. |  Charles Schwab

 211 Main St., San Francisco, CA 94105

 Berkeley Law Executive Education

Fundamentals of Banking Law addresses the key policies, concepts and regulations surrounding the financial markets, Dodd-Frank, and the rise of FinTech. Designed as a workshop and lecture-based program, rather than a seminar or conference, Fundamentals of Banking Law is taught by experienced practitioners, from leading institutions including Berkeley Law, Boston University, Charles Schwab, the...   More >

RAPDP - Intermediate - Closeouts

Workshop | November 1 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | 24 University Hall

 Human Resources

Synopsis: An intermediate workshop the breaks down the process for closing a sponsored award, including the roles and responsibilities of the RA and the CGA analyst, how to complete an accrual journal as part of a Closeout, and how a Closeout is submitted in BFS. Learning Objectives: • Identify the steps and timeline to closeout an award • Identify the steps to complete the financial...   More >

  Register online

Berkeley Construction Innovation Day

Conference/Symposium | November 1 | 9:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. | B110 Blum Hall

 David Trejo, Professor, OSU "Concrete Innovations"; Jim Lindeman, Loqust "Time-space scheduling"; Alan Pumklin, Catepillar "Autonomous Vehicles in Construction"; Iris Tommelein and John Gambatese, UC Berkeley and OSU "Mistake-proofing and Prevention through Design"; Sabrina Odah,, Suffolk Construction " Leveraging Technology for Innovation in Commercial Construction"; Phil Lorenzo, StructionSite "Reality Capture and Applied AI in Construction"; Bill Ibbs, Professor, UC Berkeley "Loss of Productivity Standards"

 Panel Discussion, "Implementing Innovation in a Company or Agency"

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

The Berkeley Construction Innovation Day is to bring together Cal alums and contractors, designers, owners, and other construction-related parties, to identify and reflect on innovations shaping our industry. See details of the agenda and registration at https://lnkd.in/gUiiTc6

Essig Brunch Seminar: Entomology - insects, arachnids, and other arthopods

Seminar | October 4 – December 13, 2019 every Friday with exceptions | 10-11 a.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 1101 (UCMP "fishbowl")

 See website for current speaker and topic

 Essig Museum of Entomology

Weekly seminar series focused on insect ecology, evolution, behavior, and other research topics.

Quantum Many-Body Seminar: Classical and quantum walks: analogies and differences and a bouquet of surprises

Seminar | November 1 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Alberto Grunbaum, University of California, Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

This is the second part of the talk. I will give an ab-initio description of "Quantum walks" comparing them to classical walks. Both similarities and differences will be stressed.

BIDS Forum: Information and Uncertainty in Data Science

Meeting | November 1 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 190B Doe Library

 Berkeley Institute for Data Science

Full details about this meeting will be posted here: https://bids.berkeley.edu/events.

Higher Education Researchers Workgroup

Meeting | November 1 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Evans Hall, CSHE Conference Room, 768

 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.

  RSVP by emailing Anne Maclachlan at maclach@berkeley.edu

Professional Program in Regulatory Affairs Online Information Session

Information Session | November 1 | 12-1 p.m. |  Online

 Richard Louie, Ph.D., FACB, UC Berkeley Extension

 UC Berkeley Extension

Learn about the regulatory affairs profession, examples of career paths and how our program can help you build the knowledge base to reach your professional goals.

  Register online

Dancing for Fun and Fitness (BEUHS605)

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

 Nadia Qabazard

 Be Well at Work - Wellness

Fit some fun and fitness into your day with these free, beginner dance classes. Zumba will be 9/6, Samba will be 10/4, Hula / Polynesian will be 11/1, and Zumba / Samba will be 12/6. No partner required. Comfortable clothing and athletic shoes recommended.

  Register online

Fellowship Conference + Housewarming Party

Conference/Symposium | November 1 | 12:30-4:30 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, Warren Room

 Human Rights Center

Join us for Ted-style talks from our 2019 Human Rights Center Fellows on human rights in Latin America, Africa, the Middle East, and California. Keynote at 4pm from Dr. Liz Barnert on El Salvador. Come for all or part of the day.

With special thanks to Dr. Thomas J. White for making the fellowships possible and to the Full Circle Fund for
supporting two...   More >

Fall 2019 LEP Global Book Club: Barracoon: The Story of the Last "Black Cargo"

Miscellaneous | October 25 – December 6, 2019 every Friday | 1-2 p.m. | 110 César E. Chávez Student Center

 SLC Language Exchange Program

Join us for the Fall 2019 LEP Global Book Club! This semester, as we join the campus in commemorating 400 Years of Resistance to Slavery and Injustice, we will be reading Barracoon: The Story of the Last "Black Cargo.”

Written in 1931 and published just last year, Barracoon chronicles Hurston’s conversations with Cudjo Kossula Lewis, one of the last survivors of the Atlantic Slave...   More >

  RSVP online

FinTech Legal Workshop

Workshop | November 1 | 1-6 p.m. |  Charles Schwab

 211 Main St, San Francisco, CA 94105

 Law, Boalt School of

FinTech Legal is a half-day workshop designed to provide FinTech entrepreneurs, investors, attorneys, and other professionals with a general introduction to the unique and sometimes counter-intuitive ways that finance innovation is regulated in the United States. In addition to an overview of the basic structure of U.S. bank regulation and the key government regulators, the program will examine...   More >

Solid State Technology and Devices Seminar: Integrated Optical Phased Arrays: LiDAR, Augmented Reality, and Beyond

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

 Jelena Notaros, Ph.D. Student and Researcher, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

This talk will present recent advances in integrated optical phased array architectures, results, and applications.

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

War in Raqqa: Rhetoric vs. Reality

Special Event | October 22 – December 20, 2019 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 2-5 p.m. |  2224 Piedmont (Center for Digital Archaeology )

 Human Rights Center

Experience photographs, videos, open source investigations, and 360° Virtual Reality that document the assault on Raqqa, Syria by coalition forces in 2017. The show draws on Amnesty International's investigations, supported by students in UC Berkeley's Human Rights Investigations Lab and the Digital Verification Corps worldwide. Immerse yourself in video, testimonials, satellite imagery and maps...   More >

Introduction to Scanning Electron Microscopy

Workshop | November 1 | 2-4 p.m. | 12 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility) | Note change in date and time

 Venicia Slotten, Anthropology, UC Berkeley

 Archaeological Research Facility

A Scanning Electron Microscope is a form of microscopy that uses focused beams of electrons to reveal the surface topography of a specimen.

 Registration Info: Workshops cost $50 for non-ARF affiliated researchers. It is free for ARF researchers.

  Register online

Hitachi TM 1000 SEM

Imaging the Brain at High Spatiotemporal Resolution: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | November 1 | 2-3 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Na Ji, UC Berkeley, Physics

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

Physics has long employed optical methods to probe and manipulate matter on scales from the infinitesimal to the immense. To understand the brain, we need to monitor physiological processes of single synapses as well as neural activity of a large number of networked neurons.

Optical microscopy has emerged as an ideal tool in this quest, as it is capable of imaging neurons distributed over...   More >

Student Probability/PDE Seminar: Constructing the Airy Sheet Using Brownian Last Passage Percolation II

Seminar | November 1 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Milind Hegde, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

We will present the recent construction of the Airy sheet by Dauvergne, Ortmann, and Virag. In the first talk we will prove the novel extension of the RSK correspondence at the center of their approach, which relates last passage values in a Brownian environment to last passage values in the environment of the Airy line ensemble. Reference: https://arxiv.org/pdf/1812.00309.pdf

Composition Colloquium: Cygnus Ensemble

Colloquium | November 1 | 3 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music


MENA Salon: Religious Freedom in the Middle East and Beyond

Workshop | November 1 | 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.

On 23 September, UN Special Rapporteur on Freedom of Religion or Belief Ahmed Shaheed released a report on the “Elimination of All Forms of Religious Intolerance.” The report notes the rise of anti-Semitism worldwide, pointing to the fatal attacks on synagogues in...   More >

ABCs of Information: Content, Context, Relevance, and other Challenges

Seminar | November 1 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 107 South Hall

 Michael Buckland

 Information, School of

How could we evolve a more satisfactory tool-kit of concepts and terms as a stronger basis for information studies?

Logic Colloquium: The Connes Embedding Problem and Model Theory

Colloquium | November 1 | 4-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Isaac Goldbring, UC Irvine

 Department of Mathematics

The Connes Embedding Problem is the following problem in von Neumann algebras:  does every tracial von Neumann algebra embed into an ultrapower of a particular von Neumann algebra, the so-called hyperfinite $II_1$ factor $R$.  After the work of many mathematicians, this problem has been shown to have equivalent reformulations in C*-algebras, operator systems, quantum information theory, free...   More >

Ethnic Notions

Film - Feature | November 1 | 4 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Inspired by and named for a 1982 exhibition of racist memorabilia at the Berkeley Art Center, the Emmy Award–winning Ethnic Notions “became one of Riggs’s most important works because of its direct approach to an unpopular but important subject: cultural racism and its psychological impact on the development of race and race relations in America,” curator Rhea Combs writes. “Riggs’s thorough and...   More >

The Spatiality of Emotion in Early Modern China: From Dreamscapes to Theatricality

Colloquium | November 1 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Ling Hon Lam, Associate Professor, East Asian Languages and Cultures, UC Berkeley

 David Marno, Associate Professor of English, UC Berkeley

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

Emotion takes place. Rather than an interior state of mind in response to the outside world, emotion per se is spatial, at turns embedding us from without, transporting us somewhere else, or putting us ahead of ourselves. In his book The Spatiality of Emotion in Early Modern China, Ling Hon Lam gives an original account of the history of emotions in Chinese literature and culture centered on the...   More >

Learning for Robust Control and Optimization: Efficiency and Safety of Autonomous Transportation Systems

Seminar | November 1 | 4 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Fei Mao, University of Connecticut

 Institute of Transportation Studies

University of Connecticut's Fei Miao will present Learning for Robust Control and Optimization: Efficiency and Safety of Autonomous Transportation Systems at 4 p.m. Nov. 1 at the ITS Transportation Seminar in 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building.

Fei Mao

Pakistan's Education Conundrum | Zia Akther Abbas

Lecture | November 1 | 4-6 p.m. | Eshleman Hall, ASUC Senate Chambers, Floor 5

 Zia Akhter Abbas, Executive Vice President, The Citizens Foundation

 Shashi Buluswar, CEO, Institute for Transformative Technologies

 The Citizens Foundation at Berkeley, Cal Pakistani Students Association, Institute for South Asia Studies

The Citizens Foundation's Executive Vice President will be speaking about the current education conundrum in Pakistan and TCF's Education Movement to enable access to quality education for the less privileged children and empowering them to achieve their dreams.

Heavy Metal Chelation: Applications in Industry and Medicine

Seminar | November 1 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Justin Wilson, Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology, Cornell University

 College of Chemistry

Heavy metal ions are typically considered to be detrimental to human health and are therefore considered to be a nuisance in both industrial and medicinal settings. The proper control of these ions via chelation, however, can engender them with beneficial applications in both regards. In this talk, I will discuss our group’s efforts to design chelators for heavy metal ions spanning the s-, d-,...   More >

Student Arithmetic Geometry Seminar: The Hochschild-Kostant-Rosenberg Theorem in Characteristic p

Seminar | November 1 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Joseph Stahl, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

The celebrated theorem of Hochschild-Kostant-Rosenberg says that for a smooth algebra $R$ over a ring $k$, the Hochschild homology algebra $HH_*(R/k)$ is isomorphic to the algebra of differential forms $\Omega _{R/k}^*$. Moreover, if $k$ is a $Q$-algebra, then there is a quasi-isomorphism at the level of complexes $HH(R/k)\simeq \bigoplus _i\Omega ^i_{R/k}[i]$, where the right hand side is viewed...   More >

The Discovery of Pulsars: A Graduate Student's Tale: 2019 Emilio Segrè Lecture

Lecture | November 1 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium

 Jocelyn Bell Burnell, Visiting Professor, Chancellor, University of Oxford, England, and University of Dundee, Scotland

 Department of Physics

In this presentation Jocelyn Bell Burnell will describe how pulsars were inadvertently discovered, describe some instances where they were 'nearly' discovered, and outline the properties of these amazing objects.

Volleyball vs. Oregon

Sport - Intercollegiate - Volleyball | November 1 | 7 p.m. |  Haas Pavilion

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Volleyball hosts Oregon in conference action at Haas Pavilion.

Taste of Cherry: (Ta’am-e gilas)

Film - Feature | November 1 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

A man with a hangdog face circles the scrubby outskirts of Tehran in a dust-colored Range Rover, looking for someone to do a job. We’re left in extended suspense as to the nature of his proposition; when at last we learn what the driver, Mr. Badii, wants—to die—his motivation is never explained, his anguish never explored. Instead the film gives us afternoon light and lengthening shadows, the...   More >

UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra

Performing Arts - Music | November 1 – 2, 2019 every day | 8 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

David Milnes, Music Director

$25 General Admission, $20 Senior, Student (non-UCB), UCB Faculty/Staff, $5 UCB students

  Buy tickets online or by calling 510.642.9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

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 >

Power and the People: The U.S. Census and Who Counts

Exhibit - Artifacts | September 16, 2019 – March 1, 2020 every day | Doe Library, Bernice Layne Brown Gallery


Since 1790, the U.S. Census has impacted many aspects of our lives. It determines congressional apportionment, decides which communities receive a slice of $500,000,000,000 in federal funds, and provides information essential to policy making. Census questions also reflect the beliefs, concerns and prejudices of their time, starting with the first census which mandated that enslaved people be...   More >

Power to the People

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, 2019 – January 31, 2020 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 >

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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 >