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Tuesday, March 10, 2020

Fundamentals of Human Factors and Ergonomics

Course | March 9 – May 1, 2020 every day |  Online

 Meg Honan, RPT, MS, CP; Melissa Afterman, MS-HFE, CPE

 Center for Occupational and Environmental Health

This 8-week online course presents fundamental concepts from multiple disciplines that are essential to practicing ergonomics. The course begins with core topics from anatomy, kinesiology and the physiology of work as applied to human abilities and limitations.

Seminar 217, Risk Management: Topic Forthcoming

Seminar | March 10 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Laurent El Ghaoui, UC Berkeley

 Consortium for Data Analytics in Risk

Seminar 217, Risk Management: Topic Forthcoming

Seminar | March 10 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Laurent El Ghaoui, UC Berkeley

 Consortium for Data Analytics in Risk


C-H and C-O Functionalization via Radical Chaperones

Seminar | March 10 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 David Nagib, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, The Ohio State University

 College of Chemistry

Our research is focused on harnessing the untapped reactivity of abundant chemical feedstocks to enable late-stage functionalization of medicinally relevant molecules. We have recently developed new approaches for selective C-H and C-O functionalization of alcohols, amines, and carbonyls, using a combination of radical (1e-) and closed shell (2e-) processes that act in concert with one another....   More >

Respiratory Exposures and Outcomes Among Cannabis Workers

Presentation | March 10 | 12-1 p.m. |  Online-Zoom

 Christopher Simpson, PhD, MSc

 Center for Occupational and Environmental Health

In this free webinar, Dr. Simpson will report concentrations of PM and VOCs measured in two indoor cannabis cultivation facilities, and measurements of work-related respiratory symptoms, lung function, and cannabis allergy in workers.

Mindfulness Meditation Group

Meeting | February 20, 2018 – January 5, 2021 every Tuesday | 12:15-1 p.m. | 3110 Tang Center, University Health Services

 Tang Center (University Health Services)

The Mindfulness Meditation Group meets every Tuesday at 12:15-1:00 pm at 3110 Tang Center on campus. All campus-affiliated people are welcome to join us on a drop-in basis, no registration or meditation experience necessary. We start with a short reading on meditation practice, followed by 30 minutes of silent sitting, and end with a brief discussion period.

Seminar 237, Macroeconomics,"Misallocation or Mismeasurement?"

Seminar | March 10 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Mark Bils, Professor, The University of Rochester

 Department of Economics

Seminar 218, Psychology and Economics: Topic Forthcoming

Seminar | March 10 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Dan Benjamin, USC

 Department of Economics

Certificate Program in Personal Financial Planning Online Information Session

Information Session | March 10 | 2-2:30 p.m. |  Online

 UC Berkeley Extension

Discover how this certificate can help you change to become a personal financial adviser, understand personal financial planning concepts and techniques to better perform your current work, or prepare you to take the Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) certification examination.

  Register online

Seminar 281, International Trade and Finance: Plants in Space

Seminar | March 10 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Ezra Oberfield, Princeton University

 Department of Economics

Chinese Film Classics and Hollywood Resonances

Colloquium | March 10 | 4-6 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 Christopher Rea, Professor of Chinese, University of British Columbia

 Andrew Jones, Professor and Louis B. Agassiz Chair in Chinese, UC Berkeley

 Li Ka-Shing Foundation Program in Modern Chinese History at Berkeley

This talk will examine several examples of how Hollywood films influenced Chinese films between the 1920s and the 1940s. Historians are well aware that Chinese cinema culture of the Republican era had extensive international links, in production, distribution, and exhibition. They have identified stylistic similarities, shared genre conventions (the musical, the social melodrama, the horror film,...   More >

Zhou Xuan, as Xiao Hong, in Street Angels (Yuan Muzhi, dir., 1937)

From the Edge of the Ghetto: The Quest of Small City African-Americans to Survive Post-Industrialism

Colloquium | March 10 | 4-5:30 p.m. |  Shorb House, Latinx Research Center

 2547 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA 94720

 Alford Young, Jr., Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, Departments of Sociology and Afroamerican and African Studies, and Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy, University of Michigan

 Institute for the Study of Societal Issues, Institute of Research on Labor & Employment

This talk presents a case for how configurations of race, class, and gender surface for lower-income African Americans in their struggle to come to terms with post-industrialism. Based on interviews with 103 working class and low-income African Americans from Ypsilanti, Michigan, it explores how they make sense of work and work opportunity.

Ultrafast Dynamics and Interactions of Molecular Vibrational Polaritons

Seminar | March 10 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Wei Xiong, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, UC San Diego

 College of Chemistry

Molecular vibrational polaritons are hybrid half-light, half-matter quasiparticle. This hybrid quasiparticles not only inherit properties of both photons and matters, but also processes unique new photonic and molecular phenomena, including tilting chemical potential landscapes of reactions, adding new energy transfer pathways and strong photonic interactions. Many of these developments hinge on...   More >

Catholics, Protestants, and the Origins of Europe’s Harsh Religious Pluralism

Lecture | March 10 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Udi Greenberg, Dartmouth College

 Institute of European Studies, Department of History, Center for German and European Studies, Pacific Regional Office of the German Historical Institute Washington

A series of recent controversies has raised many questions about Europe’s treatment of its religious minorities. Why do societies that claim to respect religious freedom and tolerance so routinely discriminate against Muslims, Jews, and others? Udi Greenberg will explore the origins of Europe’s contemporary thinking about religious pluralism to the recent peace between Catholics and Protestants...   More >

Dalvir Pannu | The Sikh Heritage - Beyond Borders: An Illustrated history of the Sikh shrines in Pakistan

Reading - Nonfiction | March 10 | 5-7 p.m. | 10 Stephens Hall

 Dalvir Singh Pannu, Author

 Sugata Ray, Associate Professor of South and Southeast Asian Art, History of Art Department, UC Berkeley

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Department of History of Art, The South Asia Art Initiative at UC Berkeley

A conversation around Dalvir Pannu's new publication, The Sikh Heritage: Beyond Borders, an illustrated history of the Sikh shrines in Pakistan.

Intro to California State Taxes

Workshop | March 10 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

A representative from the California Tax Franchise Board will present on how to determine your California state tax residency and complete your nonresident alien tax forms. Collect your tax report forms (W-2 and/or 1042-S forms and/or 1099) and follow along as they take you through a step-by-step example for filing your state tax return.

Note: Please complete your federal tax return via GTP...   More >

Resistance and Hope: Fighting Anti-Immigration Policies and Narratives

Presentation | March 10 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | 1104 Berkeley Way West

 Jane Garcia, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), La Clínica de La Raza, Inc; Tom Wong, Director of the US Immigration Policy Center, PoliSci Professor at UCSD, & Board of the CA Immigrant Policy Center, US Immigration Policy Center; Milly Trapp, Campaign Coordinator, Asian Immigrant Women Advocates (AIWA); Christopher Sanchez, Policy Advocate, Coalition for Humane Immigrant Rights; Maricela Gutierrez, Executive Director, Services Immigrant Rights & Education Network (SIREN)

 UC Berkeley School of Public Health Advocacy Initiative, DICE (Diversity, Inclusion, Community, Equity) at UC Berkeley School of Public Health

As politicians continue to invoke nativist and racist fears to garner votes for the upcoming election cycle, immigrant advocates and allies are fighting back. Find out how you can get involved at an evening of dialogue and grassroots organizing for health, social, and racial justice.

Baseball vs. San Jose State

Sport - Intercollegiate - Baseball/Softball | March 10 | 6 p.m. |  Evans Field

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Baseball hosts San Jose State at Evans Diamond.

IBM Info-Session

Information Session | March 10 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)


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 >

Brave Warriors and Fantastic Tales: The World According to Yoshitoshi

Exhibit - Painting | February 5 – May 31, 2020 every day |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

January 15–May 31, 2020
Among the last great ukiyo-e artists of Meiji Japan, Taiso Yoshitoshi (1839–1892) reigned supreme for his daring prints based on various tales and legends of ancient Japan and China. He made use of Western colors and inks for dramatic effect, yet stayed loyal to the woodblock print techniques that had guided past masters. In his short life, he created numerous series...   More >

Rosie Lee Tompkins: A Retrospective

Exhibit - Artifacts | February 19 – July 19, 2020 every day |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

February 19–July 19, 2020
Rosie Lee Tompkins (1936–2006) is widely considered one of the most brilliant and inventive quiltmakers of the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. Her reputation has grown to the point where her work is no longer considered solely within the context of quilting, but celebrated among the great American artistic achievements of our time. Rosie Lee Tompkins: A...   More >

Art for Human Rights: Peace Now!

Exhibit - Artifacts | February 26 – July 12, 2020 every day |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

In the spring of 1970, President Richard Nixon announced an expansion of the Vietnam War into eastern Cambodia. After fifteen years in Vietnam, the maneuver prompted outrage across an already divided United States. Nixon and other conservative politicians, tired of near-constant dissent, focused their energies on vocal university students who protested the war. Nixon called them “bums,” while...   More >

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 >