Monday, November 25, 2019
Workshop | November 25 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | Hertz Concert Hall
Participants will learn a polyphonic folk song from the Republic of Georgia, using only word sheets rather than scores. All you need are open ears and the willingness to give it a try. The atmosphere is very relaxed, and all levels of musicianship are welcome.The workshop will be lead by Carl Linich, one of the foremost practitioners of Georgian vocal music in the United States.
Panel Discussion | November 25 | 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. | Haas School of Business, Spieker Forum, Chou Hall
Join us for "Nordic Parental Leaves: Inspiration for California?"
Its easy in Sweden to work and have kids. -- Making Motherhood Work
The Working Womens Charter: Women’s Rights between Socialist Internationalism and Neoliberalism in 1970s Europe
Lecture | November 25 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall
Celia Donert, University of Cambridge
This talk examines the transnational circulation of proposals for a Working Womens Charter in 1970s Europe, a decade that saw both the expansion of gender equality legislation in the expanding European Economic Community, and a renewed attempt by communist regimes in the Soviet bloc to internationalize a socialist vision of womens rights through international communist organisations such as the... More >
Workshop | November 25 | 12-1 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.
Seminar | November 25 | 12:05-1 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall
Simon Galle, University of California, Berkeley
Seminar | November 25 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall
Robert Krone, UC Davis
The Cayley-Menger variety is the Zariski closure of the set of vectors specifying the pairwise squared distances between n points in $R^d$. For a graph on n vertices, a coordinate projection of the Cayley-Menger variety gives the possible edge lengths of the embeddings of the graph into $R^d$. Tropicalization converts an algebraic set into a polyhedral complex, the "combinatorial shadow" of the... More >
Political Economy Seminar: The Rise and Fall of Local Elections in China: Evidence on the Autocrats Trade-off∗
Seminar | November 25 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall
Gerard Padro-i-Miquel, Professor, Yale University
The Political Economy Seminar focuses on formal and quantitative work in the political economy field, including formal political theory.
Seminar | November 25 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall
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 >
Seminar | November 25 | 3-5 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall
Matthew Kennedy, University of Waterloo
I will present a new framework for noncommutative convexity and noncommutative function theory, along with a corresponding noncommutative Choquet theory that generalizes much of classical Choquet theory. I will also introduce a notion of noncommutative Choquet simplex, which generalizes the classical notion of Choquet simplex and plays a similar role in noncommutative dynamics. I will discuss... More >
Information Session | November 25 | 3-4 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 >
Seminar | November 25 | 3-4 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall
Simion Filip, IAS
A lot of attention has been given to the degenerations of Ricci-flat metrics on K3 surfaces as the Kahler class approaches a rational point on the boundary of the ample cone. This corresponds to Gromov–Hausdorff collapse of the K3 along an elliptic fibration. I will discuss how to use techniques from dynamics to understand the behavior of the Ricci-flat Kahler form as the class approaches an... More >
Arithmetic Geometry and Number Theory RTG Seminar: Semiorthogonal decompositions for projective plane
Seminar | November 25 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall
Dmitrii Pirozhkov, Columbia
A semiorthogonal decomposition is a way to decompose a derived category into smaller components. We know many examples, but we do not really understand the constraints on the structure of an arbitrary decomposition. In this talk I will show that all semiorthogonal decompositions of the derived category of coherent sheaves on the projective plane $P^2$ arise from full exceptional collections,... More >
Seminar | November 25 | 4-5 p.m. | *105* Stanley Hall | Note change in location
Elizabeth Villa, University of California, San Diego
To perform their function, biological systems need to operate across multiple scales. Current techniques in structural and cellular biology lack either the resolution or the context to observe the structure of individual biomolecules in their natural environment, and are often hindered by artifacts. Our goal is to build tools that can reveal molecular structures in their native cellular... More >
Colloquium | November 25 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Berkeley Way West, Room 1102, Berkeley Way West (2121 Berkeley Way, Berkeley, CA 94720)
Susan Singer, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, Rollins College
While research on undergraduate STEM education has yielded robust evidence on improving undergraduate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education, scaling evidence-based practice remains challenging.
Seminar | November 25 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall
Charles Hadfield, Rigetti Quantum Computing
The Ruelle zeta function counts closed geodesics on a Riemannian manifold of negative curvature. Its zeroes are related to Pollicott-Ruelle resonances which have been heavily studied in the setting of Anosov dynamical systems. In 2016, Dyatlov-Zworski proved an unexpected result relating the structure of the zeta function near the origin to the topology of the manifold. This extended a formula... More >
Panel Discussion | November 25 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 210 South Hall
How practitioners think about design for algorithmic systems and products.
Lecture | November 25 | 5-7 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Room
Dr. Kamari Clarke, UCLA
This talk contributes to contemporary debates in the anthropology of international justice by exploring how narratives about the international Criminal Court have been applied, understood, and contested.
Lecture | November 25 | 5-7 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, Maude Fife Room, 315
Etienne Balibar, Anniversary Chair Professor at the Center for Research in Modern European Philosophy (CRMEP), Kingston University and Visiting Professor, Department of French and Romance Philology, Columbia University
Etienne Balibar will reflect on his relationship to reading Marx, starting with Reading Capital, his early work co-written with Louis Althusser. He will seek to reconstruct his relation to Marxs thought, communism, and engage the question of communism for the present and future. Details forthcoming.
Panel Discussion | November 25 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Anthony Hall
Scott Stephens, Professor, UC Berkeley Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management; Laurie Johnson, Urban Planning Consultant, Laurie Johnson Consulting; Louise Comfort, Visiting Scholar, Center for Information Technology Research in the Interest of Society (CITRIS)
Join the Science Policy Group at Berkeley for a moderated discussion on the scientific ethics surrounding housing and wildfires.
This panel will discuss the policy issues surrounding housing, wildfires, and where we should be building.
We hope to explore questions such as:
Should we be building in wildfire-prone areas?
Should we rebuild cities like Paradise?
Should we be giving out... More >
Why 5-Year Plan is Stupid: A Career Path in Drug Discovery and Commercialization: SLAM Seminar Series
Seminar | November 25 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall
L.-C. Campeau, Executive Director, Merck
We are often taught that the best plan wins. We see it in movies and sports all the time. From high school, career counselors help us plan to get into the best college, then best graduate school and ultimately through to our professional lives. L.-C. Campeaus experience is quite the opposite. This talk will meander through the peaks and valleys of his formal training and professional career. He... More >
Lecture | November 25 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Darieck B. Scott; Leila Weefur; Ken Light
Presented by the UC Berkeley Department of Art Practice, African American Studies, and the Graduate School of Journalism
Darieck B. Scott, Associate Professor, African American Studies
Leila Weefur, Artist, Writer, Curator; Teacher, Art Practice
Ken Light, Reva and David Logan Professor of Journalism
Marlon Riggs (1957-1994) was a graduate of and professor at UC Berkeleys Graduate School... More >
Film - Documentary | November 25 | 7-9 p.m. | 160 Kroeber Hall
Jeffrey Gould, History Department, Indiana University Bloomington
During the 1970s, El Salvador boasted a vast shrimp
industry, and nearly all of the 3700 tons that it
exported each year made its way to the United States.
As shrimp was transitioning away from luxury status, few
Americans were likely to give much thought to how the
shrimp reached their plates. Fewer still would ever have
heard of the story of Puerto el TriunfoPort Triumph in
Englishand... 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 - Photography | August 28, 2019 – May 15, 2020 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | Stephens Hall, Townsend Center, 220 Stephens
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.
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 >
Show UCB ID to enter Moffitt Library
Object Lessons brings together ancient and modern Egyptian artifacts from the Center for the Tebtunis Papyri and the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology in an exhibition in The Bancroft Library Gallery and Corridor. In the gallery, we invite you to explore how items from everyday life were created and discarded, excavated and conserved, from antiquity to the present day. The corridor... More >