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Wednesday, January 22, 2020

RAPDP - Specialty - Cost Share

Workshop | January 22 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | 24 University Hall

 Human Resources

Synopsis: A specialty workshop that details the processes for proposing, setting up, tracking, and reporting on cost share commitments to a sponsored project. Learning Objectives: • Define what cost sharing is and identify applicable policies • Describe the PI and RA roles in securing, monitoring and reporting on cost share commitments • Identify the risks of non-compliance to the campus,...   More >

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Plants Illustrated Exhibit 2020: Rare and Endangered Plants of the World

Special Event | January 17 – February 5, 2020 every day with exceptions | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join us for the 11th 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 rare and endangered plants of the world featuring plants in the Garden's collection.

Deppea splendens 'Cristobal' Image by Jill Petersen

NASA Berkeley Aviation Data Science Seminar

Lecture | January 22 – May 6, 2020 every Wednesday | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Berkeley Institute for Data Science, UAM@Berkeley, Berkeley Institute of Transportation Studies

Find more information on the BIDS Events list: https://bids.berkeley.edu/events.

The Pompeii Artifact Life History Project - Characterizing and Comparing Three Residential Artifact Assemblages

Lecture | January 22 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 J. Theodore Peña, Department of Classics, UC Berkeley

 Archaeological Research Facility

The Pompeii Artifact Life History Project (PALHIP) is a long-term UC Berkeley Classics research project designed to shed light on various aspects of the life history of portable artifacts in the Roman town of Pompeii and selected sites in its environs.

Early vision in artificial neural networks

Seminar | January 22 | 12-1 p.m. | 560 Evans Hall

 Chris Olah, Open AI

 Berkeley Neuroscience, UC Berkeley

Artificial neural networks are capable of sophisticated vision tasks, including recognizing complex object families and captioning images. But very little is known about how they accomplish this. What happens if we take such a neural network seriously as a kind of "model organism?" In this talk, we give a neuron by neuron account of low-level visual features in InceptionV1, and demonstrate that...   More >

Certificate Program in Software Development and Programming Online Information Session

Information Session | January 22 | 12-12:30 p.m. |  Online

 Sean Butcher, LL.B., M.B.A.

 UC Berkeley Extension

Advance your technology career with our new software development and programming certificate. It combines theory and practice to give you a balanced mix of knowledge and skills in software development, databases, computer programming and Web development.

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UCDC Info Session: Fall 2020 application deadline, February 20, 2020

Information Session | January 22 | 12-1 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Mary Crabb, UCDC

 The UC Berkeley Washington Program

Come learn about how to spend a semester working and studying in Washington, DC. UCDC sends students from all majors to intern and take classes in DC, earning a full semester of Berkeley credit.

Science by analogy: PWAS or Persome Wide Association Studies of behavior

Colloquium | January 22 | 12:10-1:15 p.m. | 1104 Berkeley Way West

 William Revelle, Professor, Northwestern University

 Institute of Personality and Social Research

I will discuss three interrelated threads: 1) the power of open science and public domain data and software; 2) Synthetic Aperture Personality Assessment (or SAPA) which is an analogy to data collection methods used in radio astronomy applied to collecting personality data in psychology; and 3) Persome Wide Association Studies in personality (PWAS) which is an analogy of procedures developed for...   More >

UC Berkeley Geosystems Group Wednesday Lecture Series: Port of San Francisco - Geotechnical Challenges and Approach for Risk-Based Seismic Assessment

Lecture | January 22 | 12:10-1 p.m. | Davis Hall, 406 Davis Hall

 Thaleia Travasarou, Geoconsulting Service Line Manager, Fugro

 UC Berkeley Geoengineering Society

The three-mile long Port of San Francisco northern Seawall was built more than a century ago to reclaim hundreds of acres of tidal mudflat and transform them into a major deep water port. The Seawall was constructed by dredging a trench through soft Young Bay Mud, hundreds of feet bayward of the original shoreline, filling the trench with rock, and building a bulkhead wall. The Seawall retains up...   More >

At the Movies: Streaming, #MeToo, Oscars and More

Lecture | January 22 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. |  Freight & Salvage

 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley, CA 94611

 Harry Chotiner, NYU School for Professional Studies

 Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)

Join us for a lively lecture from film historian Harry Chotiner about the state of American cinema. He’ll talk (and answer questions about) Hollywood blockbusters, indie favorites, the impact of the #MeToo movement, streaming, changes (and non-changes) in the film academy and Oscars. Plus, chat about the best, worst, and most interesting films of 2019.

 Free for OLLI @Berkeley members, and UC faculty, staff and students with ID. $10/general admission

Digital Hijras: Intersex/ tions of Postcolonial and Queer Digital Humanities

Lecture | January 22 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 340 Moffitt Undergraduate Library

 Rahul Gairola

 Center for New Media

The goal of this talk is to historically and critically read hijras’ (M2F transgender women’s) identities on social media platforms of Bombay Dost (BD) – namely the organization’s Facebook group page. I engage in this research as a means for complicating and extending the ways in which digital identities come together in the purview of publications in Digital India. I turn my critical acumen to...   More >

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BPM 201 Employee Engagement

Workshop | January 22 | 1-4:30 p.m. | 24 University Hall

 Human Resources

This workshop is for UC Berkeley Staff. The content covers an overview of employee engagement, new employee onboarding, the use of ongoing assessments of engagement, creation of an engagement action plan, and communicating the engagement strategy.

Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program Info Session

Information Session | January 22 | 1-2 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Stefanie Ebeling, Program Manager/Student Advisor, Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program, Office of Undergraduate Research

 Office of Undergraduate Research

The Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program gives undergraduate students the opportunity to work with UC Berkeley professors on faculty research projects.

Cell types, and the specificity of synaptic connectivity and signaling between them, in primary visual cortex

Seminar | January 22 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 177 Life Sciences Addition

 Dr. Gabe Murphy, Allen Institute

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Neurons are frequently classified into distinct groups, or ‘cell types’, on the basis of structural, physiological, or genetic attributes. Constraining the definition and diversity of neuronal cell types likely requires a different, more integrated approach - e..g, assaying the cellular and network attributes of individual neurons and determining the degree to which those attributes co-vary...   More >

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research and Finding a Mentor Workshop

Workshop | January 22 | 2-3 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 strategies for connecting with faculty members who can guide you.

Weekly Coffee Break

Social Event | January 22 – May 6, 2020 every Wednesday with exceptions | 3-4 p.m. |  Windmill Coffee House

 2131 Durant, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

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. It’s 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 >

In Focus: Shorts by Agnès Varda, Program 1: Play and Politics

Film - Documentary | January 22 | 3:10 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

These short films made in the sixties are both political and playful, in keeping with the times. A collection of photographs Varda took on her visit to Cuba in the winter of 1962–63 forms the basis of the innovative Salut les cubains, narrated by Varda and actor Michel Piccoli, which captures the revolutionary spirit and reveals individuals alive with hope for the future. A snapshot of Bay Area...   More >

Uncovering the molecular and cellular basis of neurodevelopmental disorders

Seminar | January 22 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building

 Helen Bateup, University of California, Berkeley

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

ERG Colloquium: Fan Dai: California-China Climate Partnership: the past, present and future

Colloquium | January 22 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 126 Barrows Hall

 Dr. Fan Dai, California-China Climate Institute

 Energy and Resources Group

California and China have a long-standing history of climate and environment partnership through the dozen MOUs between the governments, as well as policy exchange and joint research initiatives, ranging from air-quality, carbon market, energy efficiency, renewable energy innovation to long-term climate goal setting. What motivates and what has worked in such bilateral collaboration? What can the...   More >

ERG Colloquium: Fan Dai: California-China Climate Partnership: the past, present and future

Colloquium | January 22 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 126 Barrows Hall

 Dr. Fan Dai, California-China Climate Institute

 Energy and Resources Group

California and China have a long-standing history of climate and environment partnership through the dozen MOUs between the governments, as well as policy exchange and joint research initiatives, ranging from air-quality, carbon market, energy efficiency, renewable energy innovation to long-term climate goal setting. What motivates and what has worked in such bilateral collaboration? What can the...   More >

Optimal adaptive design of experiments for stochastic dynamic systems: Neyman Seminar

Seminar | January 22 | 4-5 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Giles Hooker, Cornell University

 Department of Statistics

This talk examines the design of stochastic experimental systems so as to best able to estimate parameters of the underlying dynamics. In systems ranging from ecology, neurobiology and economics, models of system dynamics can be paired with laboratory experiments to estimate parameters and gain insight into their underlying dynamics. When this is done, several experimental parameters can be...   More >

A Chemical Engineering's Approach to Systems Biology-Microfluidics, Automation and Big Data

Colloquium | January 22 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall

 Hang Lu, Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology

 Department of Chemical Engineering

My lab is interested in engineering micro systems and automation tools. Our recent effort also includes image informatics and statistical machine learning techniques; this greatly enhances our ability to address questions in developmental and behavioral neurogenetics, and aging in C. elegans, which have implications in human developmental, psychiatric, and age-related neural disorders.

Plant's Illustrated Members' Reception

Reception | January 22 | 4-6 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join us for the 11th 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 rare and endangered plants of the world.

You are invited to our exclusive Members' Reception that will take place on Wednesday, January 22nd from
4-6pm. Light refreshments...   More >

Job Market Seminar: "Mergers and Acquisitions, Local Labor Market Concentration, and Worker Outcomes"

Seminar | January 22 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 155 Donner Lab | Note change in location

 David Arnold, Princeton Economics

 Department of Economics

Field(s):Labor Economics, Industrial Organization and Applied Econometrics

Thematic Seminar: Coordinate Descent Methods for Full Configuration Interactions

Seminar | January 22 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Yingzhou Li, Duke

 Department of Mathematics

The edge eigenvalue problems arise in many applications. When the dimension of the matrix is extremely large, such as in quantum many-body problems, conventional algorithms become impractical. We reformulate the problem as a non-convex optimization problem and propose a family of coordinate descent methods to address it. Based on our convergence analysis of these proposed methods, we tailored one...   More >

Undergraduate Data Science Education at Scale

Presentation | January 22 | 5-7 p.m. | Social Science Matrix, 8th Floor, Barrows Hall

 D-Lab

Join this kick-off event for a NSF-funded project to evaluate and expand Berkeley's data science curriculum. Faculty, students, and staff are invited to share their experiences with data science education and give suggestions on the components of a successful and inclusive education program.

Wish Info-Session

Information Session | January 22 | 6-7 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

RSVP here: http://bit.ly/wishinfosession

Wish is transforming the e-commerce space by connecting consumers directly to thousands of merchants, facilitating the purchase of products at incredible discounts.

Come meet our innovative team of engineers and learn about the problems we solve everyday at Wish, a tech start-up company that is revolutionizing mobile e-commerce. Afterwards, you'll be...   More >

Toastmasters on Campus Club: Learn public speaking

Workshop | January 15 – December 16, 2020 every Wednesday | 6:15-7:30 p.m. | 3111 Etcheverry Hall

 Toastmasters on Campus

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.

Find out more at toastmasters.org or just drop by one of our meetings to get started.

Toastmasters on Campus has earned Toastmasters' highest honor, the...   More >

Notorious

Film - Feature | January 22 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

As Hitchcock told François Truffaut, Notorious involves “the old conflict between love and duty.” Cary Grant is in love with Ingrid Bergman, but his job as an intelligence agent demands that he let her marry another man. Bergman, who undertakes the expiation of her guilt for her Nazi father’s treason, suffers a similar conflict. In this film Hitchcock hit his stride, using camera movements and...   More >

Exhibits and Ongoing Events

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

 Library

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

 Library

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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Photographs by Ken Light: American Stories

Exhibit - Photography | January 13 – May 15, 2020 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 220 Stephens

 Townsend Center for the Humanities

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 Monday-Friday during the academic year. The exhibit is located in a space also used for events. Please call (510) 643-9670 or email townsendcenter@berkeley.edu for viewing times.

Object Lessons: The Egyptian Collections of the University of California, Berkeley

Exhibit - Artifacts | November 11, 2019 – May 22, 2020 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday with exceptions | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Bancroft Library, Gallery and Corridor

 Friends of The Bancroft Library, Bancroft Library, Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

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 >