Wednesday, November 6, 2019
Film - Feature | November 6 | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Perfumed Nightmare reminds one that invention, insolence, enchantment, even innocence, are still available to film, Susan Sontag wrote. It merges reverie and documentary as jeepney driver Kidlat Tahimik dreams of a trip to the moon. Tahimiks surreal ethnography finds wonder and mystery both at home in the Philippines and in Europe, where his ambition guides him. Critic Gene Youngblood... More >
Workshop | November 6 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | 24 University Hall
Synopsis: An intermediate workshop that explores the types of research appointments used on sponsored awards, as well as the compliance issues associated with PI effort and how the Effort Reporting System is used to track and report effort. Learning Objectives: Define Effort and explain the appointment types that are used with research funds Distinguish between the most common types of... More >
Special Event | November 6 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden
Take a close look at conifers! Conifers are plants that produce seeds without fruit or flowers, but instead "bear cones" as their name implies. Explore this group of seed-producing plants with hands on examples. Conifer trees hold the records for the worlds tallest, widest, oldest and largest trees.
Seminar | November 6 | 11:10 a.m.-12:10 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall
Freddie Huang, UC Berkeley
Macdonald polynomials generalize many important bases of the ring of symmetric functions, including Schur polynomials. We will define Macdonald polynomials using Macdonald's original construction, and state some basic results about them.
Interested in studying abroad? A Berkeley Study Abroad Peer Adviser will hold office hours at EOP every Wednesday from 11:30am-1:30pm during the fall semester to answer questions about program options, scholarships, how to apply and additional services offered!
Sign-up for a spot on http://tinyurl.com/eopstudyabroad.
Inequality and Health across the Life Course: Gradual Change or Punctuated Equilibrium?: A Demography Brown Bag Talk
Colloquium | November 6 | 12-1 p.m. | 2232 Piedmont, Seminar Room
Michal Engelman, Professor, Sociology, University of Wisconsin
As an Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Research Affiliate at the Center for Demography and Ecology (CDE) and the Center for Demography of Health and Aging (CDHA), Michal Engelman studies the dynamics of population aging and health across the life course, with particular emphasis on early and mid-life factors that influence health disparities at older ages.
Performing Arts - Music | November 6 | 12 p.m. | Hertz Concert Hall
Join the members of University Baroque Ensemble as they present delights from the Western European Age of Enlightenment on the universitys collection of eighteenth-century instruments. Works include concerti by Vivaldi, a Concerto Grosso by Handel and a suite by Lully.
Free. No reserved seating.
Jennifer Davis, Uncovering Mechanisms of Cardiac Fibrosis: From Molecular to Microenvironmental Signals: Bioengineering Department Seminar
Seminar | November 6 | 12-1 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall
Jennifer Davis, University of Washington
Jennifer Davis, Assistant Professor of Pathology and Bioengineering, University of Washington
...Our lab seeks to understand how cell and tissue forces are sensed and transduced into changes in cell geometry, differentiation, and proliferation...we anticipate this work will pioneer new mechanics-based therapeutics that reverse maladaptive cardiac architecture back to normal. More >
Seminar | November 6 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 560 Evans Hall
Aaron Milstein, Stanford University School of Medicine, Dept. of Neurosurgery
How do neural circuits in the brain accomplish rapid learning? When foraging for food in a previously unexplored environment, animals store memories of landmarks based on as few as one single view. Also, animals remember landmarks and navigation decisions that eventually lead to food, which requires that the brain associate events with delayed outcomes. I will present evidence that a particular... More >
Lecture | November 6 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)
Scott Lyons, Department of Anthropology, UC Berkeley
Excavated sporadically for over thirty years, Ōgata in Kashiwara City and Mori in Katano City are the largest-scale Kofun Period ironworking sites in Osaka Prefecture, Japan. Large numbers of forging slags have been unearthed from both sites, which alongside partially preserved hearth features, provide the bulk of evidence for ironworking. Following methods developed by French... More >
Seminar | November 6 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 VLSB, Grinnell-Miller Library
MVZ Lunch is a graduate level seminar series (IB264) based on current and recent vertebrate research. Professors, graduate students, staff, and visiting researchers present on current and past research projects. The seminar meets every Wednesday from 12- 1pm in the Grinnell-Miller Library. Enter through the MVZ's Main Office, 3101 Valley Life Sciences Building, and please let the receptionist... More >
Seminar | November 6 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall
Christoph Benning, Michigan State University
Christoph Benning is the Director of the Michigan State University Plant Research Laboratory and a University Distinguished Professor. He received his Masters at Albert-Ludwigs Universitaet in Germany and his Ph.D. at Michigan State. Research in the Benning laboratory focuses on lipid metabolism in photosynthetic organisms. One area of particular interest is the assembly and maintenance of the... More >
Workshop | November 6 | 12:10-2 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Ed Center
Leslie Bell, Ph.D., Employee Assistance; Mary Kelly, Disability Management; Craig Mielcarski, LCSW, Be Well at Work; Cori Evans, Wellness and Breastfeeding Support Program; Gabe Schmidt, Healthcare Facilitator
The transition for parents returning to work after baby bonding leave ends can feel overwhelming as we contend with a vast array of emotions, concerns, and limitations while simultaneously juggling a new work/life balance. Join us for this panel workshop which will focus on understanding both positive and negative emotions related to this transition, how to establish boundaries at work, what... More >
Colloquium | November 6 | 12:10-1:15 p.m. | 1104 Berkeley Way West
Regina Lapate, Postdoctoral Fellow, Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute
A hallmark of human social experience is the frequent exposure to continuously varying emotional events. Optimal functioning in everyday life therefore requires the ability to efficiently override reflexive emotional responses and prevent the spillover of affect to people or situations unrelated to the source of emotion. How does our brain maintain context-sensitive emotional responses? In this... More >
Lecture | November 6 | 1-2 p.m. | 5101 Berkeley Way West
Lara Rostomian, UC Berkeley
Please join us for the next speaker in the i4Y Child Marriage & Youth Empowerment Speaker Series:
Title: "Knowledge and Attitudes Regarding Family Planning Options in Armenia"
Abstract: Most of the available data on family planning in Armenia is limited, out of date, and indicates high abortion rates coupled with low modern contraceptive prevalence. Making this discovery ignited Lara's... More >
Tour/Open House | January 2 – December 4, 2019 the first Wednesday of the month every month | 1:30-2:45 p.m. | UC 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
Special Event | October 22 – December 20, 2019 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 2-5 p.m. | 2224 Piedmont (Center for Digital Archaeology )
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 >
Information Session | November 6 | 2-3 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, MLK BNorth, Room 82A
What's next? Now that you know where you want to study abroad, it's time to craft a strong application. This workshop will cover all the basic information on how to apply to Berkeley Study Abroad programs.
Information Session | November 6 | 3-4:30 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, Room 187
The London School of Economics and Political Science has an exchange agreement exclusively with UC Berkeley, allowing Berkeley undergraduates the opportunity to study abroad at LSE for a YEAR through the LSE General Course. You will earn UC credit and your financial aid travels with you, as the program is offered through UCEAP - the University of California Education Abroad Program. Additional... More >
Social Event | August 28 – December 11, 2019 every Wednesday | 3-4 p.m. | Windmill Coffee House
Berkeley International Office's Coffee Break is a weekly opportunity for UC Berkeley global students to meet and engage with one another in a relaxing environment. Its a chance to enjoy free coffee, share stories about your experiences on campus, and get to know Berkeley International Office advisers. All UC Berkeley students are invited. Students are free to talk about anything, but we'll also... More >
Seminar | November 6 | 3-4 p.m. | 400 Cory Hall
Yuejie Chi, CMU
There is an increasing need to perform large-scale machine learning and optimization over distributed networks, e.g. in the context of multi-agent learning and federated optimization. It is well recognized that, a careful balance of local computation and global communication is necessary in the distributed setting for empirical risk minimization. In this talk, we first consider a natural... More >
Film - Feature | November 6 | 3:10 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Gogol meets Charlie Chaplin in this riotous, scathingly antibureaucratic satire. My Grandmother is a genuine piece of grotesquerie descended from the Soviet Eccentric Cinema (FEKS) of the twenties. For invention, it matches any film of the French avant-garde, taking in all kinds of advanced filmic devices such as stop-motion, bits of puppetry, and animation, as well as expressionist decor and... More >
Workshop | November 6 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall
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.
Colloquium | November 6 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 575 McCone Hall
Mark Waldrop, United States Geological Survey (USGS)
Northern latitude soils play a critical role in regulating the Earths climate through the production and consumption of greenhouse gases. Climate change is predicted to cause widespread permafrost thaw, with a potential release of greenhouse gases that results in a large positive feedback to the climate system. Because these systems are below zero for most of the year, the functioning of... More >
Seminar | November 6 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall | Canceled
Roy Zhao, University of California, Berkeley
Berkeley Number Theory Learning Seminar: Example: the 5-part of real quadratic fields for large $q$, and Implications of Homological Stability
Seminar | November 6 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall | Note change in date
Sander Mack-Crane and Roy Zhao, University of California, Berkeley
Lecture | November 6 | 4-6 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium
Katharine Hayhoe is an accomplished atmospheric scientist who studies climate change and why it matters to us here and now. She is also a remarkable communicator who has received the American Geophysical Unions climate communication prize, the Stephen Schneider Climate Communication award, named Champion of the Earth by UNEP and been named to a number of lists including Time Magazines 100 Most... More >
Colloquium | November 6 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall
Babatunde A. Ogunnaike, Professor, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Delaware
The mammalian organism maintains stable, efficient and near-optimal performance and homeostasis.
Department of Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology Seminar: Metabolic limitations of cancer cell proliferation
Seminar | November 6 | 4-5 p.m. | 114 Morgan Hall
Kivanc Birsoy, Rockefeller
Colloquium | November 6 | 4-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, 306 (HP Auditorium)
Daphne Koller, insitro
Modern medicine has given us effective tools to treat some of the most significant and burdensome diseases. At the same time, it is becoming consistently more challenging to develop new therapeutics: clinical trial success rates hover around the mid-single-digit range; the pre-tax R&D cost to develop a new drug (once failures are incorporated) is estimated to be greater than $2.5B; and the rate... More >
Colloquium | November 6 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall
Tania Murray Li, Professor of Anthropology, University of Toronto
In this talk Tania Li describes the rewards and challenges of team-based ethnographic research drawing on work she carried out in Indonesias oil palm plantations together with her collaborator Pujo Semedi and around 100 students from their two universities (Toronto, Gadjah Mada).
Colloquium | November 6 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library
Timon Screech, University of London SOAS
It is well known that Tokugawa Ieyasu died in 1616 and was deified. It was determined that he should be a kami (Shinto god) that existed as an avatar of a Buddha, the Medicine Buddha being selected. There were geomantic reasons for these steps.
Ieyasus body was then disinterred and relocated to Nikkô, a geomantically important site.
The modest Shinto-Buddhist precincts demolished and rebuilt... More >
Seminar | November 6 | 4-5 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall
Peter Koroteev, University of California, Berkeley
We propose quantum Hamiltonians of the double elliptic many-body integrable system (DELL) and study its spectrum. These Hamiltonians are certain elliptic functions of coordinates and momenta. Our results provide quantization of the classical DELL system which was previously found in the string theory literature. The eigenfunction for the N-body model is conjectured to be a properly normalized... More >
Join UC Berkeley Master of Engineering students for an executive speaker series with leaders from different technology industries. The technology industry forms a vital part of the Northern California economy and these sessions provide an opportunity to deepen your understanding and connections. Engage with innovative leaders from top companies, deepen your industry and functional knowledge and... More >
Seminar 208, Microeconomic Theory (Departmental Seminar): "Identity Verification Standards in Welfare Programs: Experimental Evidence from India"
Seminar | November 6 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 202 South Hall
Paul Niehaus, UC San Diego
Seminar | November 6 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 101 Morgan Hall
Kivanc Birsoy, Rockefeller University
Seminar | November 6 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 3 Evans Hall
Philip Engel, University of Georgia
I will discuss joint work with S. Filip on the structure of the moduli space of integral-affine structures on the two-sphere, and with V. Alexeev on the relationship of this moduli space to K3 surfaces.
Workshop | November 6 | 4:30-7 p.m. | Berkeley Way West
CRLP's Fall 2019 Teacher Leadership Series will focus on previewing one of CRLP's latest PD options: Learning How English Works. Topics will include Protocols for Analyzing Student Work Samples, Grammar Mini-Lessons in Designated ELD, and Exploring the Consultancy Protocol for Improving Team Meetings
Information Session | November 6 | 4:30-5:30 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall
Leah Carroll, Haas Scholars
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 >
Information Session | November 6 | 6-8 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)
Come listen to engineers at DataVisor talk about the challenging fraud detection problems theyre solving every day.
DataVisor is a next generation security company that utilizes industry leading unsupervised machine learning to detect fraudulent activity for financial transactions, mobile user acquisition, social networks, commerce and money laundering. Their solution is used by some of the... More >
Social Event | November 6 | 6-8 p.m. | Career Center (2440 Bancroft Way), Blue and Gold Room
Seeking alumni and professionals in all companies and industries in roles focused on environment and sustainability efforts.
Meeting | January 14, 2015 – December 18, 2019 every Wednesday | 6:15-7:30 p.m. | 3111 Etcheverry Hall
Toastmasters has been the world leader in teaching public speaking since 1924. Meetings are an enjoyable self-paced course designed to get you up and running as a speaker in only a few months.
Lecture | November 6 | 6:30-8 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall
Known for his rigid policies towards Arab nationalists and Zionists during his posting in Greater Syria, Cemal Pasha and his role in the Armenian genocide has always remained an issue of contention. There are important accounts of Cemals activity, particularly during WWI, which have found him to have had no active role in the deportation and extermination of Armenians here differing from the... More >
Workshop | November 6 | 6:30-7:30 p.m. | 260 Mulford Hall
Wellness Wednesday: Community Wellness
Bystander Intervention Training
A Peer Educator from the Bears that Care Initiative sponsored by the Center for Support and Intervention will be leading a bystander intervention training. Following the CARE model this training will teach you to identify potentially harmful situations and intervene effectively and safely.
Bystander intervention is... More >
Film - Documentary | November 6 | 7-9 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall
Hamid Naficy, Northwestern University; Persis Karim, San Francisco State University
Join the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and San Francisco State's Center for Iranian Diaspora Studies for a special screening of "Mouth Harp in Minor Key", a documentary about prolific Iranian-American academic Dr. Hamid Naficy. Following the screening, Dr. Naficy will be in conversation with Dr. Persis Karim, Chair of the Center for Iranian Diaspora Studies at SFSU.
Bilingual and... More >
Exhibits and Ongoing Events
Exhibit - Multimedia | August 19 – December 16, 2019 every day | 210 Wurster Hall
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.
Exhibit - Multimedia | September 1, 2019 – August 31, 2020 every day | Free Speech Movement Cafe (Moffitt Library)
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 >
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 >
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.
Oranges 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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Exhibit - Artifacts | March 15 – December 15, 2019 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. | 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 >
Exhibit - Multimedia | September 4 – November 27, 2019 every Wednesday | 12:15 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Explore the spirit of Surrealism with a guided tour of Strange, which features a diverse array of works from the BAMPFA collection invoking the improbable, uncanny, mysterious, and miraculous.