<< October 2017 >>

Thursday, October 5, 2017

Fall 2017 Architecture Sustainability Colloquium

Colloquium | August 25 – December 1, 2017 every day | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

FRIDAYS - AUG 25 through DEC 1. CHECK THE SCHEDULE FOR SPEAKERS. Bay Area Leaders discuss topics in sustainability.

Berkeley Communicators Toastmasters Club: To Gain Confidence and Find Your Voice

Meeting | December 1, 2016 – December 7, 2017 the first Thursday of the month every month | 7:30-8:30 a.m. | Au Coquelet Cafe, (backroom)

 2000 University Avenue, Berkeley, CA

 Berkeley Communicators Toastmasters Club

Find out how to improve your public speaking skills and build confidence through the Toastmaster.

If you have wanted to improve your communication skills, practice public speaking and leadership, but find it difficult to do on your own, this is the place for you.

Meetings: 1st and 3rd Thursday 7:30am - 8:30am every month
Free street parking and close to Downtown Berkeley BART

Ten Minutes to Improving Science Achievement (NSTA Baltimore)

Workshop | October 5 | 8-9:30 a.m. |  Baltimore Convention Center

 1 West Pratt St., Baltimore, MD 21201

 FOSS Project staff, Lawrence Hall of Science, University of California, Berkeley

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

Hearing the word “assessment” can strike fear and trepidation into the hearts of both teachers and students.  Join FOSS developers to learn how assessment can be transformed into an integrated teaching tool that both teachers and students grades 3–8 can embrace to create a classroom culture that motivates effort and growth to improve student achievement.

Chinese Overseas: Celebrating the Legacy of Scholarship and Collection Treasures at UC Berkeley

Conference/Symposium | October 5 | 8:10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Library (101 Doe Library)

 Ling-Chi Wang, Professor Emeritus, University of California, Berkeley

 Penny Edwards, Associate Professor, University of California, Berkeley; Harvey Dong, Lecturer, University of California, Berkeley; Sine Hwang Jensen, Asian American Studies & Comparative Ethnic Studies Librarian, University of California, Berkeley; Theresa Salazar, Curator, Bancroft Collection of Western Americana, University of California, Berkeley; Jianye He, Librarian for Chinese Collections, University of California, Berkeley; Virginia Shih, Librarian for the Southeast Asia Collection, University of California, Berkeley

 Library, Department of Ethnic Studies, Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Bancroft Library, Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

The keynote address, presentations, and tours of various UC Berkeley libraries will highlight the past, present, and future of Chinese overseas scholarship and curatorship.

 Pre-registration is required. Pls. register by August 1, 2017. https://berkeleychineseoverseas.wordpress.com/register/

  Registration opens May 12. Register online or by calling Virginia Shih at 510-643-0850, or by emailing Virginia Shih at vshih@library.berkeley.edu by August 1.

Miscellaneous California views from the collection of Joseph A. Baird BANC PIC 1986.015:73–PIC

Reply All: Free Speech in the Age of Social Media

Conference/Symposium | October 5 | 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, 310 Banatao Auditorium

 Center for New Media , The Berkeley Graduate, Graduate Assembly, BridgeUSA at Berkeley

The Berkeley Center for New Media, The Berkeley Graduate, the Graduate Assembly, and BridgeUSA will host a campus-wide symposium on October 5, 2017, marking the 53rd anniversary of the birth of Berkeley’s Free Speech Movement.

In the past year, the internet has turned its attention to Berkeley’s campus debates, and our own community has taken up new media and modes of digital expression to...   More >

Laboratory for Social Machines, MIT Media Lab

Free First Thursday at BAMPFA

Special Event | February 2 – December 7, 2017 the first Thursday of the month every month | 11 a.m.-7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

First Thursdays are a great time to visit BAMPFA. The galleries are free all day and we offer guided exhibition tours.

free admission to the galleries

Oliver E. Williamson Seminar

Seminar | October 5 | 12-1:30 p.m. | C330 Haas School of Business

 James Feigenbaum, Professor, Boston University

 Haas School of Business

The Oliver E. Williamson Seminar on Institutional Analysis, named after our esteemed colleague who founded the seminar, features current research by faculty, from UCB and elsewhere, and by advanced doctoral students. The research investigates governance, and its links with economic and political forces. Markets, hierarchies, hybrids, and the supporting institutions of law and politics all come...   More >

The World Out of Joint - The End of the West as we Know it?

Lecture | October 5 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Thomas Matussek, Former German Ambassador to the United Nations

 Institute of European Studies

There are more violent conflicts, civil wars, crises around the globe than ever since WW ll. New powers are testing their strength, established powers are inward looking. Global and regional governance, from the UN to the Brettonwood institutions, to NATO and EU, are under pressure. Autocrats, even in NATO and the EU, are undermining democratic institutions. What should a new world order look...   More >

Politically Engaged Science: A Brownbag Lunch Series

Seminar | September 14 – December 21, 2017 every Thursday with exceptions | 12-1 p.m. | 103 Mulford Hall

 Dept. of Environmental Science, Policy, and Mgmt. (ESPM)

This series challenges the notion that science and politics should not mix. Building on the March for Science and the People's Climate March, we'll discuss how research in the public interest can make an impact in a political environment dominated by corporate interests, from the major parties to the media.

Weekly discussions will focus on case studies of activist scientists, political...   More >

Book Talk Series: From Deportation to Prison: The Politics of Immigration Enforcement in Post-Civil Rights America

Reading - Nonfiction | October 5 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | 227 Haviland Hall

 Patrisia Macías-Rojas

 Library

Patrisia Macías-Rojas discusses her award-winning book which provides a thorough and captivating exploration of how mass incarceration and law and order policies of the past forty years have transformed immigration and border enforcement.

Oliver Cromwell Cox Book Award 2017

*The Library attempts to offer programs in accessible, barrier-free settings. If you think you may require...   More >

Planning Your Pregnancy Leave (BEUHS315)

Workshop | October 5 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club

 Theresa McLemore, UCB HR Employee Relations Consultant; Sheila Taliafero, UCB Disability Counselor; Sharon Johnson, UCB Health Care Facilitator; Ann Gilbert, UCB Academic Personnel

 Be Well at Work - Work/Life

Thinking about starting a family? This workshop will provide information on leave policies, disability benefits, use of sick/vacation time, and options on when/how to return to work after having a child for both faculty and staff employees. Enroll online.

  Register online

Lunch Poems: Layli Long Soldier

Reading - Literary | October 5 | 12:10-12:50 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Library

 Layli Long Soldier

 Lunch Poems, Library

A poetry reading by Layli Long Soldier.

Matthias Boehm: Declarative Machine Learning for Low-Latency to Large-Scale Deployments

Seminar | October 5 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge

 Matthias Boehm, IBM

 RISE Lab

Declarative machine learning (ML) aims to simplify the development and usage of large-scale ML algorithms. In SystemML, data scientists specify ML algorithms in a high-level language with R-like syntax and the system automatically generates hybrid execution plans that combine single-node, in-memory operations and distributed operations on Spark. In a first part, we motivate declarative ML and...   More >

Drop-in Pre-Health Advising

Miscellaneous | September 7 – December 7, 2017 every Thursday with exceptions | 1-4 p.m. | 260 Mulford Hall

 Caitlin Green or Marie Dutton, Pre-Health Advisor

 Career Center

Meet with a Pre-Health Advisor on a first-come, first-served basis. For students exploring, preparing for, and/or applying to medical school and other health professional graduate programs.

 Open to currently enrolled students and Alumni Advantage members.

Introduction to Arduino Workshop

Workshop | October 5 | 1-3 p.m. | Moffitt Undergraduate Library, Makerspace - 1st floor

 Library

Coding. Robotics. ARDUINO.

Come join us and learn how to use Arduino! NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY. All you need to have is a positive attitude and a passion to learn!

In order to participate, you must RSVP (which is FREE).

Additionally, in order to have time to cover all the information during the workshop, please download Arduino on your laptop before attending and bring your laptop to the...   More >

 Cal Id Required for access into Moffitt Library.

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – January 4, 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 plant species, learn about the vast collection, and see what is currently in bloom. Meet at the Entry Plaza.

Free with Garden admission
Advanced registration not required

Tours may be cancelled without notice.
For day-of inquiries, please call 510-643-2755
For tour questions, please email gardentours@berkeley.edu...   More >

Seminar 211, Economic History: "Importing Political Polarization? The Electoral Consequences of Rising Trade Exposure”

Seminar | October 5 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 David Autor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 Department of Economics

Joint with Departmental and Labor Seminars. *Please note change in time/location seminar due to joint event.

Seminar 291, Departmental Seminar: "Importing Political Polarization? The Electoral Consequences of Rising Trade Exposure”

Seminar | October 5 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 David Autor, MIT

 Department of Economics

* Please note change in date and time.

Joint with Labor and Public Finance seminars

Lifetime Simulation of Semiconductor Circuits

Seminar | October 5 | 3-4 p.m. | 529 Cory Hall

 Linda Milor, Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Technology scaling has resulted in higher operating temperatures and electrical fields, and this has contributed to faster device and interconnect aging. We present work that provides lifetime estimates for circuits, considering a wide variety of wearout mechanisms.

Fall Tea at IES

Reception | October 5 | 3-5 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Institute of European Studies

Please join us for tea, savory eats, sweet treats, and conversation with our visiting scholars, students, alumni, faculty, staff, and other special friends of the Institute.

Cognitive Neuroscience/Neurobiology Colloquium: Data Slam 1

Colloquium | October 5 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

 Ye Xia, Whitney lab; Carson McNeil, Gallant lab; Darius Parvin, Ivry lab; Maria Eckstein, Collins lab; Kata Slama, Knight lab; Dan Lurie, D'Esposito lab

 Department of Psychology

Data slam from grads in Cognitive Neuroscience/Neuroscience. Grad lounge afterwards for pingpong/foosball plus drinks and pizza.

Five Tables of Saints, Sages, and Arhats

Workshop | October 5 | 4-7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Drop by our art study centers on Free First Thursday for an up-close look at treasures from the BAMPFA collections.

New Google Sites workshop: Organize, collaborate and share

Workshop | October 5 | 4-5 p.m. | 405 Moffitt Undergraduate Library

 Jen Bellenger, bConnected Collaboration Services; Rob Silva, bConnected Collaboration Services

 Library, Information Services and Technology (IST)

In this workshop we'll explore how easy it is to organize, collaborate, and share all of your online content in the New Google Sites.

 Cal ID required to enter Moffitt Library.

  RSVP online

If I can K-Pop dance, I’ll be part of your beauty revolution.

Colloquium | October 5 | 4 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 kate-hers RHEE

 Catherine Ceniza Choy, UC Berkeley

 Center for Korean Studies (CKS), Gender and the Trans-Pacific World Program

Visual artist kate-hers RHEE will discuss the evolution of her politically engaged work as an artist and her dogged pursuit of cultivating creativity and playful improvisation in her artistic practice to engage hetero-patriarchal global beauty ideals and accompanying digital technology from a transnational feminist perspective.

photo credit: Michael Hurt

Mathematics Department Colloquium: The Partitionability Conjecture

Colloquium | October 5 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Caroline Klivans, Brown University

 Department of Mathematics

In 1979, Richard Stanley made the following conjecture: Every Cohen-Macaulay simplicial complex is partitionable. Motivated by questions in the theory of face numbers of complexes, the conjecture sought to bridge a combinatorial condition and an algebraic condition. Recent work of the speaker and collaborators resolves the conjecture in the negative. I will discuss the history and context of the...   More >

Photobears: LASER QUANTUM Seminar: OPCPAs: Or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Ultrafast Lasers

Presentation | October 5 | 5-6:30 p.m. | Cory Hall, 540AB DOP Center

 Dave Stockwell, PhD, Product Specialist, Ultrafast Systems, LASER QUANTUM

 Photobears

Optical Parametric Chirped Pulse Amplification is a relatively new technique in ultrafast science, typically confined to larger facilities studying high peak power applications. The advent of the tabletop OPCPA platform has allowed for extended flexibility in academic laboratories to generate ultrashort, high-intensity pulses at rapid repetition rates. This replaces many current ultrafast pulse...   More >

Alicia Garza Keynote Lecture

Lecture | October 5 | 5 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium

 Alicia Garza, Black Lives Matter

 Department of Gender and Women's Studies

Alongside Opal Tometi and Patrisse Cullors, Alicia Garza helped transform what was once a viral hashtag and social media force into a grassroots national organization and a global human rights movement. Currently the special projects director for the National Domestic Workers Alliance, Garza has dedicated her life and career to fighting for equality and justice for all.

free

 This event is sold out!.

KIDS FIRST: David L. Kirp Prize Info Session

Information Session | October 5 | 5-6 p.m. | 2538 Channing (Inst. for the Study of Societal Issues), Duster Conference Room

 Institute for the Study of Societal Issues

The KIDS FIRST: David L. Kirp Prize rewards students engaged in new or ongoing work that demonstrates a commitment, whether in education or other domains, to creating a better future for children and youth. The award of $2,500 is given to one UC Berkeley undergraduate student each year. The Prize recognizes students who have developed innovative strategies to increase opportunities for children...   More >

Nutanix Info-Session and Networking Event

Information Session | October 5 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Sunil Potti, Chief Product and Development Officer, Nutanix

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Please join us for an evening of networking. Nutanix will be hosting a happy hour event on Thursday 10/5 at 5:30 pm at Wozniak Lounge. Our Chief Product and Development Officer, Sunil Potti will be leading an engaging technical discussion on the Nutanix journey and the future of our technologies. Additionally, we will have engineering leaders and other Nutanix employees present to connect 1:1...   More >

Las Vegas Candlelight Vigil

Special Event | October 5 | 7-8 p.m. |  Campanile (Sather Tower)

 ASUC (Associated Students of the University of California)

Join us for a candelight vigil to stand in solidarity for the victims and families who have been affected by the Las Vegas tragedy on October 1, 2017. This will be a time to mourn, pray, and reflect with the campus community. Dean of Students, Joseph Greenwell, will be present. This will also be an opportunity for community members to discuss ways in which we can mobilize and help, as discussed...   More >

Astronomy Night at UC Berkeley

Lecture | October 5 | 7-9:30 p.m. | 131 Campbell Hall

 Department of Astronomy

Join us for our monthly Astro Night series at UC Berkeley! This month, come learn all about how astronomers image planets around other stars. After, you are invited on our rooftop for stargazing and a grew view of the city!

Doors to Campbell Hall open at 6:30pm, and lecture is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Feel free to come and go during stargazing.

7:00pm-8:00pm: Lecture "Imaging...   More >

 Lecture is aimed at a high school science level.

Astronomy Night is a monthly (first Thursday) lecture + stargazing event hosted by the astronomy department at UC Berkeley.

James Baldwin: The Price of the Ticket

Film - Documentary | October 5 | 7-8:20 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

A who’s-who of the African American culturati—including Maya Angelou, Amiri Baraka, and Ishmael Reed—appear in this documentary tracing Baldwin’s trajectory from Harlem to Europe and across the US. “A haunting, beautifully made biography” (Los Angeles Times).

Full: Orchestra Di Pazzi

Performing Arts - Music | October 5 | 7-9 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Fred Frith, Ben Goldberg, and a dozen other players join Scott Amendola’s large-scale orchestra to create new musical textures.

Friday, October 6, 2017

Fall 2017 Architecture Sustainability Colloquium

Colloquium | August 25 – December 1, 2017 every day | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

FRIDAYS - AUG 25 through DEC 1. CHECK THE SCHEDULE FOR SPEAKERS. Bay Area Leaders discuss topics in sustainability.

Learning Analytics Conference

Conference/Symposium | October 6 | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, #310/Auditorium

 Tim McKay, University of Michigan

 Division of Undergraduate Education

About the Learning Analytics Conference 2017
The Learning Analytics Conference 2017 is a one-day event to introduce learning analytics to the UC Berkeley academic community. The day will showcase research and examples that explore the potential for analysis and use of data generated within the learning environment, (e.g. bCourses, Berkeley’s LMS) to complement, enhance, or re-shape student...   More >

2017-18 California H-SS Framework Implementation Study Group for Teachers

Workshop | October 6 | 8 a.m.-3 p.m. |  Santa Clara County Office of Education

 1290 Ridder Park Drive, San Jose, CA 95131

 UC Berkeley History-Social Science Project

The UCB History-Social Science Project in partnership with the SCCOE is offering professional development to support teachers in the implementation of the new California History-Social Science Frameworks. This year-long study group will work in a collaborative setting with support from staff from the UC Berkeley, California History-Social Science Project (a chapter of the CHSSP that was the...   More >

Certificate Program in Clinical Research Conduct and Management Online Information Session

Information Session | October 6 | 12-1 p.m. |  Online

  , Berkeley, CA

 UC Berkeley Extension

Learn how this professional certificate can help you launch or advance your career in clinical research by enhancing your knowledge of clinical trials. For more information about the program, visit extension.berkeley.edu/cert/clinical.html.

  Register online

Talking About Combinatorial Objects Student Seminar: Menagerie of Matroids

Seminar | October 6 | 12-1 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Theo McKenzie, Mario Sanchez, Chris Eur, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

**Note unusual time**

This talk is intended to expose the audience to a variety of important concepts or constructions in matroid theory that may reappear in later talks.

Theo will discuss the greedy characterization of matroids. Kruskal's greedy algorithm finds the minimum or maximum weight of a spanning tree of a weighted graph. If I is a collection of subsets of E, we will show how this...   More >

Cinephiles, Fandoms, and Global Media Cultures: Indian Cinema from a Transcultural Perspective

Conference/Symposium | October 6 | 12-5 p.m. | 308 A Doe Library

 ​Usha Iyer, Assistant Professor of Film and Media Studies, Stanford University; Jayson Beaster-Jones, Associate Professor of Music in the Global Arts Studies Program, University of California, Merced; Ajay Gehlawat, Associate Professor of Interdisciplinary Studies, Theatre, and Film, Sonoma State University; Ivy Mills, Lecturer in the History of Art Department, University of California, Berkeley; Rachael Hyland, Ph.D. Student in South Asian Studies, University of California, Berkeley; Lalitha Gopalan, Associate Professor of Radio, Television, and Film at the University of Texas at Austin

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies, Department of History of Art, Townsend Center for the Humanities, Department of South & Southeast Asian Studies, Asian Art and Visual Cultures Working Group

This roundtable addresses the transcultural nature of Indian cinema, both past and present. Following the liberalization of India’s economy in the early 1990s, histories of Indian cinema have either focused on the reception of Indian films vis-a-vis cosmopolitan constructions of South Asian diasporic subjectivities or have examined the ways in which an image of the nation has been constructed in...   More >

First Steps into Functional Fitness (BEUHS618)

Workshop | October 6 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 251 Hearst Gymnasium

 Cori Evans, MA, NSCA-CPT Wellness Program Specialist, Be well at Work - Wellness

 Be Well at Work - Wellness

The journey to health begins with the first step. This introduction to the Get Fit in 7 Minutes workshop, will provide participants with the tools to design a sustainable and fun exercise plan, while learning how to safely execute the top 10 exercises for a complete strength and flexibility training routine. Participants will receive a band and guide for different types of workout routines....   More >

  Register online

Solid State Technology and Devices Seminar: Plastic electrochemical devices: from wearable sweat sensors to artificial synapses

Seminar | October 6 | 1-2 p.m. | Cory Hall, 521 Cory (Hogan Room)

 Professor Alberto Salleo, Professor, Stanford University

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Organic semiconductors have been traditionally developed for making low-cost and flexible transistors, solar cells and light-emitting diodes. In the last few years, emerging applications in health case and bioelectronics have been proposed. A particularly interesting class of materials in this application area takes advantage of mixed ionic and electronic conduction in certain semiconducting...   More >

100 Years Later: The Russian Revolution and its Consequences

Workshop | October 6 | 1:15-4 p.m. | 270 Stephens Hall

 Department of History, Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Townsend Center for the Humanities, Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES)

100 Years Later: The Russian Revolution and its Consequences

October 6-7, 2017

Sponsored by the Institute for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies, the UC Berkeley History Department, the Institute of East Asian Studies, and the Townsend Center for the Humanities

“The Soviet socialist revolution was the great utopian adventure of the modern age,” wrote the late Berkeley professor...   More >

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – January 4, 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 plant species, learn about the vast collection, and see what is currently in bloom. Meet at the Entry Plaza.

Free with Garden admission
Advanced registration not required

Tours may be cancelled without notice.
For day-of inquiries, please call 510-643-2755
For tour questions, please email gardentours@berkeley.edu...   More >

Rational Design of Advanced Materials for Lithium-Ion Batteries and Beyond: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | October 6 | 2-3 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall | Note change in location

 Prof. Kisuk Kang, Seoul National University, MSE

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

High-performance and cost-effective rechargeable batteries are key to the success of electric vehicles and large-scale energy storage systems. Extensive research has thus focused on the development of new high-energy electrodes that can store more lithium at faster rates with stable cycle performance. However, the current status of lithium batteries still remains far below the demands required...   More >

How to Network in the Environment and Sustainability Field

Career Fair | October 6 | 2-3:30 p.m. |  Career Center (2440 Bancroft Way)

 Student Environmental Resource Center

Part 1 of SERC's Career Series! Learn how to network in the sustainability field.

MENA Salon: Free Speech and Exclusion on American Campuses

Workshop | October 6 | 3-4 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Last week, off-campus groups hosted a much discussed “Free Speech Week” at UC Berkeley. Are American college campuses open or exclusionary spaces? Should any ideas or individuals be stigmatized in a university setting? In this week’s MENA Salon we will reflect upon the ways in which globalization, Islamophobia, and the War on Terror shape the norms that undergird campus life.

Composition Colloquium: Anthony Cheung

Colloquium | October 6 | 3 p.m. | 125 Morrison Hall

 Department of Music

3-4:30, Morrison 125 (unless otherwise noted)

Free and open to the public

Anthony Cheung (b. 1982, San Francisco) is a composer and pianist. His output ranges from solo to orchestral works, occasionally with electronics. His music has been commissioned by leading groups such as the Ensemble Modern, Ensemble Intercontemporain, New York Philharmonic, Cleveland Orchestra, Frankfurt Radio...   More >

Can We Afford to Go Gold (Open Access)? Can We Afford Not To?

Seminar | October 6 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 107 South Hall

 Jeffrey MacKie-Mason, University Librarian

 Information, School of

There is wide-spread (though not universal) agreement that scholarly publications should be available open access, so that research results â often funded by tax dollars â can be read and built upon by all scholars, scientists and practitioners, anywhere, rather than be locked behind a paywall (what we used to call âsubscriptionsâ). However, despite over 25 years of manifestos and conferences...   More >

Bay Area Transportation 2050: Systems change in action

Lecture | October 6 | 4 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Ratna Amin, San Francisco Bay Area Planning and Urban Research Association (SPUR)

 Institute of Transportation Studies

Regional transportation planning is an art and not a science. SPUR, the Bay Area’s leading urban planning organization, has embarked on a Regional Strategy to answer the big planning questions facing the Bay Area through 2050. While transportation models and heuristics are commonly used to estimate future mobility needs, urban systems in the United States are actually shaped by a complex...   More >

Listen to Me, Marlon

Film - Documentary | October 6 | 4-5:45 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

A treasure trove of audiotapes, home movies, film clips, and more yields a mesmerizing portrait of one of America’s great performers. “A peculiarly philosophical, melancholic and beautiful piece of work” (IndieWire).

Molecular Clusters: Building Blocks for Nanoelectronics and Material Design

Seminar | October 6 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Xavier Roy, Department of Chemistry, Columbia University

 College of Chemistry

The programmed assembly of nanoscale building blocks offers exciting new avenues to creating electronic devices and materials in which structure and functions can be chemically designed and tuned. In this context, the synthesis of inorganic molecular clusters with atomically-defined structures, compositions and surface chemistry provides a rich family of functional building elements. This...   More >

Logic Colloquium: Finite versus infinite: an insufficient shift

Colloquium | October 6 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Yann Pequignot, UCLA

 Department of Mathematics

Analytic sets enjoy a classical representation theorem based on well-founded relations. I will explain a similar representation theorem for Sigma^1_2 sets due to Marcone which is based on an intriguing topological graph: the Shift Graph. The chromatic number of this graph is 2, but its Borel chromatic number is infinite. We use this representation theorem to show that the Shift Graph is not...   More >

Student / postdoc PDE seminar: Relative Isoperimetric Inequalities 2

Seminar | October 6 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Brian Krummel, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

The Russian Revolution Under European Eyes

Lecture | October 6 | 4:30-6 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 John Connelly, Professor of History, UC Berkeley

 Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES)

Keynote address for the Graduate Student Workshop "100 Years Later: The Russian Revolution and its Consequences"

Brown Gallery Exhibit Opening: Love across the Global South: Popular Cinema Cultures of India and Senegal

Lecture | October 6 | 5-7 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Library (101 Doe Library)

 Library, Center for African Studies

5-5:30: Brown Gallery viewing of the exhibit
5:30-5:45: Sugata Ray, Exhibition Co-curator: "Fields of Desire: Afro-Asian Networks and the Making of an Indian Ocean Art History"
5:45-6: Ivy Mills, Exhibition Co-curator: "Indo-Senegalese Cultural Formations: Curating Love across the Global South"
6-6:15: Liladhar Pendse, Exhibition Co-Curator (read by Adnan Malik in Liladhar's...   More >

David Lau, Cassandra Dallett, and Ash Tré Phillips

Reading - Literary | October 6 | 6-7:15 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Poets Lau, Dallett, and Phillips read their work.

The Third Man

Film - Feature | October 6 | 7-8:45 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Joseph Cotten pursues Orson Welles through postwar Vienna in Graham Greene and Carol Reed’s cynical masterpiece. “Seeing it on the big screen is like watching it for the first time” (New York Times).

Communal Presence: Rob Halpern, Camille Roy, Trisha Low, and Brandon Brown

Reading - Literary | October 6 | 7:30-9 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Explore what New Narrative sounds like today with this reading featuring the challenging and convivial work of four writers.

Flyaway Productions: The Right To Be Believed

Performing Arts - Other | October 6 | 8-9 p.m. |  Outdoors at 1100 Broad Way

 Map

 Flyaway Productions, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

The aerial artists of Flyaway Productions take over nearly a city block in Downtown Oakland for a free site-specific performance of The Right to be Believed, an exploration of the credibility of women’s voices in the public realm. Artistic director Jo Kreiter has created a work that uses the gravity-defying art form of aerial dance to elevate female voices and call attention to the legal, social,...   More >

The War On Drugs

Performing Arts - Music | October 6 | 8 p.m. |  Hearst Greek Theatre

 Another Planet Entertainment

The War On Drugs return with the new song “Thinking of a Place,” their first new, original material since 2014’s Lost In The Dream and their debut for Atlantic Records, “Thinking of a Place” was produced by The War On Drugs’ Adam Granduciel and recorded and mixed by Shawn Everett. It was released as a limited edition, vinyl-only Record Store Day exclusive, and is available as of today via all DSPs.

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Flyaway Productions: The Right To Be Believed

Performing Arts - Other | October 6 | 9-10 p.m. |  Outdoors at 1100 Broad Way

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 Flyaway Productions, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

The aerial artists of Flyaway Productions take over nearly a city block in Downtown Oakland for a free site-specific performance of The Right to be Believed, an exploration of the credibility of women’s voices in the public realm. Artistic director Jo Kreiter has created a work that uses the gravity-defying art form of aerial dance to elevate female voices and call attention to the legal, social,...   More >

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Fall 2017 Architecture Sustainability Colloquium

Colloquium | August 25 – December 1, 2017 every day | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

FRIDAYS - AUG 25 through DEC 1. CHECK THE SCHEDULE FOR SPEAKERS. Bay Area Leaders discuss topics in sustainability.

Every Child: A workshop on early childhood education

Workshop | October 7 | 8 a.m.-4 p.m. |  Anna Head Alumnae Hall (2537 Haste St.)

 Giacomo Vivanti, Assistant Professor, Drexel University

 Carmen Gamper, founder of New Learning Culture Consulting, New Learning Culture Consulting; Paola Aiello, Professor, University of Salerno; Amanda Riccetti, School Director, Big City Montessori School; Federica Lentini, Early Childhood Director, La Scuola; Yamit Karabelnik, Therapist, Early Days Autism Center; Jennifer Solomon, Application Scientist, Miltenyibiotec

 Cynthia Zierhut, Early Days Autism Center

 Comites, ASUC (Associated Students of the University of California), Consulate General of Italy, San Francisco, Istituto Italiano di Cultura San Francisco, Gran Cafe' Milan, Lemoncocco, Al Mare Gelato Italiano

Research on early childhood learning and education increasingly views children as active participants in their growth and development. Faced with sometimes puzzling choices for their own children education, parents are often left wondering about the best approach.

The goal of this workshop is to break through the barrier between research/academia and families, and to help parents and...   More >

$15 Early Bird (ends Sept 30), $20 Regular, $65 Party of 6

  Tickets go on sale September 21. Buy tickets online

Sick Plant Clinic

Special Event | February 4, 2017 – December 1, 2018 the first Saturday of the month every month with exceptions | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join the Garden for our monthly Sick Plant Clinic and find out which diseases ail your plants. Entomologists are also available to identify the pests that are living in your plants too! Please cover plants and disease samples in containers or bags before entering the Garden.

BERKELEY CLINIC DIAGNOSES RESIDENTS' PLANTS
Lauren Reed-Guy, Chronicle Staff Writer
San Francisco Chronicle June...   More >

Berkeley India Conference 2017

Conference/Symposium | October 7 – 8, 2017 every day | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Bechtel Engineering Center, Sibley Auditorium

 The Berkeley India Conference, Institute for South Asia Studies, Institute of International Studies, Ashoka University

A student-led conference on existing and upcoming opportunities for the youth in India

 Attendance is by invitation only.

100 Years Later: The Russian Revolution and its Consequences

Workshop | October 7 | 9:30 a.m.-5:15 p.m. | 270 Stephens Hall

 Department of History, Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Townsend Center for the Humanities, Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES)

100 Years Later: The Russian Revolution and its Consequences

October 6-7, 2017

Sponsored by the Institute for Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies, the UC Berkeley History Department, the Institute of East Asian Studies, and the Townsend Center for the Humanities

“The Soviet socialist revolution was the great utopian adventure of the modern age,” wrote the late Berkeley professor...   More >

Roundtable Discussion: Martin Wong in San Francisco

Lecture | October 7 | 1-2:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

This program explores both the formative and the final years of Martin Wong, who began and ended his career in California. With Mark Dean Johnson, Julia Bryan-Wilson, Sergio Bessa, Marci Kwon, and Charlie Ahearn.

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – January 4, 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 plant species, learn about the vast collection, and see what is currently in bloom. Meet at the Entry Plaza.

Free with Garden admission
Advanced registration not required

Tours may be cancelled without notice.
For day-of inquiries, please call 510-643-2755
For tour questions, please email gardentours@berkeley.edu...   More >

College

Film - Feature | October 7 | 4-5:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Get in the mood for Homecoming Week with this classic of college chaos starring Buster Keaton as an egghead in jockland.

Cal Alumni BOP happy hour

Social Event | October 7 | 5-6 p.m. |  Duchess

 5422 College Ave, Oakland, CA 94618

 Cal Alumni Club of Berkeley/Oakland/Piedmont

Join the Cal Alumni Club of Berkeley/Oakland/Piedmont for drinks and great conversation. We'll network, socialize, and share stories of our alma mater. If you've never joined us in the past, come and brainstorm with the great minds of fellow grads. See you there!

Went the Day Well?

Film - Feature | October 7 | 5:30-7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

An unsuspecting British village is infiltrated by sixty German paratroopers in “a wartime conspiracy thriller, a black-comic nightmare and a surrealist masterpiece” (Guardian), based on a Graham Greene story.

Bright Day

Film - Feature | October 7 | 7:30-9 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

The great Chinese star Shi Hui stars as an energetic lawyer fighting for the good of his neighbors in this stirring, almost Capra-esque drama from Cao Yu, one of China’s most important twentieth-century playwrights.

Flyaway Productions: The Right To Be Believed

Performing Arts - Other | October 7 | 8-9 p.m. |  Outdoors at 1100 Broad Way

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 Flyaway Productions, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

The aerial artists of Flyaway Productions take over nearly a city block in Downtown Oakland for a free site-specific performance of The Right to be Believed, an exploration of the credibility of women’s voices in the public realm. Artistic director Jo Kreiter has created a work that uses the gravity-defying art form of aerial dance to elevate female voices and call attention to the legal, social,...   More >

Love, Hate and Comics— The Friendship That Would Not Die: Matt Groening and Lynda Barry

Lecture | October 7 | 8 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Matt Groening and Lynda Barry, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

The creator of The Simpsons, Matt Groening, and cartoonist and author of Ernie Pook’s Comeek, Lynda Barry, reminisce about 40 years of friendship and creativity. An audience Q&A follows their talk.

$25 - 52

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Cal Performances presents Matt Groening and Lynda Barry at Berkeley Talks, with Love, Hate & Comics—The Friendship That Would Not Die, on Saturday, October 7, 2017 in Zellerbach Hall.

Father John Misty: with guest: Phosphorescent

Performing Arts - Music | October 7 | 8 p.m. |  Hearst Greek Theatre

 Another Planet Entertainment

Father John Misty’s Pure Comedy is the highly anticipated follow-up to his internationally acclaimed album, I Love You, Honeybear. The album will be released April 7th on Deluxe 2xLP / 2xLP / CD / DL / CS in Europe through Bella Union and the rest of the world from Sub Pop.

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Flyaway Productions: The Right To Be Believed

Performing Arts - Other | October 7 | 9-10 p.m. |  Outdoors at 1100 Broad Way

 Map

 Flyaway Productions, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

The aerial artists of Flyaway Productions take over nearly a city block in Downtown Oakland for a free site-specific performance of The Right to be Believed, an exploration of the credibility of women’s voices in the public realm. Artistic director Jo Kreiter has created a work that uses the gravity-defying art form of aerial dance to elevate female voices and call attention to the legal, social,...   More >