<< December 2017 >>

Monday, December 4, 2017

Suitcase Clinic Donations: Supply Drive for their 3 Clinics

Miscellaneous | November 20 – December 4, 2017 every day | University Hall, 207 Suite, Cubicle 4

 Division of Community Health Sciences

Items needed include basic toiletries, warm clothing, blankets, socks, infant/child supplies, packaged foods, gummy vitamins, etc.

FALL 2017 ARCHITECTURE STUDIO FINAL REVIEWS: A100A

Presentation | December 4 | 9 a.m.-6 p.m. |  Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

MON, DEC 4, 9am-6pm. Students in ARCH 100A will present their projects to faculty.

Dissertation talk: On learning Game-Theoretical models with Application to Urban Mobility

Presentation | December 4 | 9-10 a.m. | 337B Cory Hall

 Jerome Thai

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Modeling real-world processes as convex optimization or variational inequality problems is a common practice as it enables to leverage powerful mathematical tools for the study of such processes. For example, in transportation science, the selfish behavior of agents (from shorted path routing) leads to an aggregate cost in the network worse than the system’s optimum, and which can be analytically...   More >

Holiday Pop-Up Shop: Gifts, arts, crafts, handmade by local artists

Holiday | December 2 – 10, 2017 every day | 12-10 p.m. |  Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union

 ASUC Art Studio

Join us at the Berkeley Art Studio for our annual Holiday pop-Up Shop! Great handmade gifts made by local artists. It's like Etsy in real life!
(Note: hours are Noon-10pm Mon-Fri, Noon-5pm Sat/Sun)

​Postdoc Seminar

Seminar | December 4 | 12-1 p.m. | 489 Minor Hall

 Steven Cholewiak, PhD; Agostino Gibaldi, PhD

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Certificate Program in Marketing Online Information Session

Information Session | December 4 | 12-1 p.m. |  Online

 Tom McGuire, Program Director, UC Berkeley Extension

 UC Berkeley Extension

Find out how UC Berkeley Extension equips you with a solid understanding of marketing’s most up-to-date concepts and techniques. For more information, visit the Certificate Program in Marketing.

  Make reservations online

Flu Shot Clinics at Tang: Drop-in flu shot clinics at the Tang Center, Fall 2017

Miscellaneous | December 4 | 12-6 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Education Center, first floor

 Tang Center (University Health Services)

Flu shot clinics at the Tang Center. Free for students with SHIP; $30 for staff, faculty, and members of the community (college age adults and above) and students without SHIP. No appointment is necessary. It's quick and easy!

 No children; college-age students or above.

Combinatorics Seminar: Combinatorics of Koornwinder polynomials at q=t and exclusion processes

Seminar | December 4 | 12-1 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Sylvie Corteel, MSRI

 Department of Mathematics

I will explain how to build Koornwinder polynomials at q = t from moments of Askey-Wilson polynomials. I will use the combinatorial theory of Viennot for orthogonal polynomials and their moments. An extension of this theory allows to build multivariate orthogonal polynomials. The key step for this construction are a Cauchy identity for Koornwinder polynomials and a Jacobi-Trudi formula for the...   More >

Political Economy Seminar/PERL

Seminar | December 4 | 12:40-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Eleanor Wiseman, PhD Student, Berkeley

 Haas School of Business

The Political Economy Seminar focuses on formal and quantitative work in the political economy field, including formal political theory.

EHS 201 Biosafety in Laboratories

Course | December 4 | 1:30-3:30 p.m. | 177 Stanley Hall

 Office of Environment, Health & Safety

This training is required for anyone who is listed on a Biological Use Authorization (BUA) application form that is reviewed by the Committee for Laboratory and Environmental Biosafety (CLEB). A BUA is required for anyone working with recombinant DNA molecules, human clinical specimens or agents that may infect humans, plants or animals. This safety training will discuss the biosafety risk...   More >

Perspectives on Freedom of Expression on Campus: A Faculty Forum

Meeting | December 4 | 3-5 p.m. |  Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center

 Judith Butler, Maxine Elliot Professor of Comparative Literature; Erwin Chemerinsky, Jesse H. Choper Distinguished Professor of Law and Dean of Berkeley Law; john a. powell, Robert D. Haas Chancellor's Chair in Equity and Inclusion, Professor of African American Studies, Ethnic Studies, and Law, and Director of the Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society; Panos Papadopoulos, Professor of Mechanical Engineering and former Academic Senate chair

 Lisa Alvarez-Cohen, Chair of the Berkeley Division, Academic Senate

 Academic Senate

We plan a lively consideration of

​the​ responsibilities ​of faculty to promote the free exchange of ideas on campus, even as we uphold our principles of community, and strive to maintain a campus on which hate and discrimination are not welcome (https://diversity.berkeley.edu/principles-community). We will explore the intersection of these important issues with pedagogy,...   More >

 Please write to acad_sen@berkeley.edu for accommodation, including for photography and media.

Mark Morris Dance Group Dance Residency: The Hard Nut

Performing Arts - Dance | December 4 | 3 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Mark Morris Dance Group, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

What holiday season would be complete without go-go boots, dancing G.I. Joes, gender-bending snowflakes, and a spirited, slightly out-of-control family Christmas party? Mark Morris' The Hard Nut, "as gleefully irreverent as it is visually poetic and musically sensitive" (Dance Magazine), returns to Zellerbach Hall for the first time in five years with all that and more. Set to Tchaikovsky's...   More >

$40 - 135

  Buy tickets online or by calling 510-642-9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Mark Morris Dance Group performs The Hard Nut Friday–Sunday, December 15–24, 2017 in Zellerbach Hall.

The ontogeny of human ultra-sociality: Concern for social evaluation and social comparison

Lecture | December 4 | 3-4:30 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

 Jan Engelmann, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany

 Department of Psychology

Humans’ ultra-social lifeways are based on some species-unique social skills and motivations that develop mostly in early childhood. In this talk, I explore two of these: concern for social evaluation and social comparison. First is the way that young children come to self-regulate their actions not just individually, as do many species, but also socially, as they become concerned for how others...   More >

Thesis Seminar

Seminar | December 4 | 3-5 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center

 Timothy Day, Flannery and Schaffer labs; Ryan Neely, Carmena lab

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

3pm: Timothy Day (Flannery and Schaffer labs)

Expanding the Potential of AAV Vectors for the Treatment of Intractable Inherited Retinal Degenerations


3:45p: Ryan Neely (Carmena lab)

Cortical and striatal circuits for learning adaptive behaviors, and wireless ultrasonic implants for interfacing with the nervous system

Reception to follow.

Seminar 271, Development: Subways and Urban Air Pollution

Seminar | December 4 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Marco Gonzalez-Navarro, Berkeley

 Department of Economics

Genomics and beyond: Predicting phenotypes at the individual, population and species level

Seminar | December 4 | 4-5 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Alejandro Burga, University of California, Los Angeles

 Department of Integrative Biology

Dissertation talk: Ultra-Low Power Inductively-Coupled Wireless Transcranial Links

Presentation | December 4 | 4-5 p.m. | 531 Cory Hall

 Wen Li, BWRC

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Recent advancements in medical neural science and brain research have enabled demands for circuits and systems that interface with human/animal brain, which are called brain-machine interface (BMI). There are numerous applications for BMI: motor prosthetics, pre-surgical mapping, brain disease treatment and deep brain stimulation, just to name a few. In these applications, the large amount of...   More >

Euro-Atlantic Security from the Viewpoint of Central and Eastern Europe

Lecture | December 4 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220

 Bronislaw Komorowski, Former President of the Republic of Poland

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

MBTG Seminar: "Biophysics of Intrinsically disordered proteins, single molecules to droplets"

Seminar | December 4 | 4-5 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Ashok Deniz, The Scripps Research Institute

 College of Chemistry

Sound, Media and Literature in the Americas: The Morrison Library

Panel Discussion | December 4 | 5-7 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Library

 Tom McEnaney, Assistant Professor Comparative Literature and Spanish & Portuguese, UC Berkeley; José Quiroga, Professor Spanish and Comparative Literature, Emory University; Freya Schiwy, Associate Professor Media and Cultural Studies, UC Riverside

 UC Berkeley Library, Department of Spanish & Portuguese, Center for Latin American Studies

A conversation in celebration of his new book - Acoustic Properties: Radio, Narrative, and the New Neighborhood of the Americas

ACOUSTIC PROPERTIES: Radio, Narrative, and the New Neighborhood of the Americas: Book Talk Series

Lecture | December 4 | 5-7 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison, Doe 101

 Professor Tom McEnaney, Department of Comparative Literature, UC Berkeley.

 Professor José Quiroga, Professor Freya Schiwy, UC Riverside

 Department of Spanish and Portuguese, Center for Latin American Studies

Tom McEnaney's book explores the "coevolution" of the radio and the novel amid influential move­ments in populist politics in three countries in the mid-20th century: the New Deal in America; Peronism in Argentina, and the Cuban Revolution. The book illustrates how governments, activists, and artists have struggled for control to represent the voice of the people within a changing media landscape

Book Talk Series: Acoustic Properties

Reading - Nonfiction | December 4 | 5-7 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Library

 Tom McEnaney

 José Quiroga; Freya Schiwy

 Library

Tom McEnaney’s book explores the “coevolution” of the radio and the novel amid influential movements in populist politics in three countries in the mid-20th century: the New Deal in America;
Peronism in Argentina, and the Cuban Revolution. The book illustrates how governments, activists, and artists have struggled for control to represent the voice of the people within a changing media...   More >

SLAM Seminar: Beyond the Carrot and the Stick: Mentorship in a Laboratory Setting

Seminar | December 4 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Professor Bob Bergman, UC Berkeley

 QB3 - California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences

Science, Leadership and Management (SLAM) seminar.

Saving Capitalism Film Screening and Q&A: with Professor Robert Reich

Film - Documentary | December 4 | 5:30 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium

 Robert Reich, Goldman School of Public Policy

 Goldman School of Public Policy

General admission tickets will be available at http://tinyurl.com/savingcapitalism on Monday, November 13 at noon.

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Join Robert Reich, the Directors and Producers of the film, and the Goldman School of Public Policy for a special Q&A and screening of Saving Capitalism.

A pivotal moment in American history:

In Saving Capitalism, Robert Reich steps out of the liberal bubble, and goes...   More >

Free

  Tickets go on sale November 13. Buy tickets online

Swahili Weekly Social Hour

Social Event | September 25 – December 4, 2017 every Monday | 5:30-6:30 p.m. |  Blue Door Cafe | Note change in location

 2244 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Center for African Studies

Speak Swahili with your fellow Swahili students and enthusiasts over a drink at Blue Door Cafe (check for location updates). Each person will support their own beverage purchases, but we will provide the good company! And of course, Swahili speaking only! All skill and experience levels are welcome. Karibuni sana!

East African Beer and Soda

SLAM: Beyond the Carrot and the Stick: Mentorship in a Laboratory Setting

Seminar | December 4 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Professor Bob Bergman, UC Berkeley

 QB3 - California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences

The Aerial View in Motion: Arts + Design Mondays at BAMPFA

Lecture | December 4 | 6:30-8 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Synne T. Bull, PhD Research Fellow, Department for Media and Communication, University of Oslo; Dragan Miletic, Artistic Research Fellow, Norwegian University of Science and Technology

 Arts + Design

The recent surge of aerial imaging technologies such as satellites and drones has prompted scholarly discussions on what has come to emerge as a new visual paradigm. Approaching this subject from the perspective of contemporary art, this project brings into question the entangled histories of the moving image and spatial expression, while addressing the imaginative and emotional capacities...   More >

Global Social Venture Competition (GSVC) Application Deadline

Deadline | December 4 | 11-11:50 p.m. |  Haas School of Business

 Institute for Business and Social Impact, Center for Social Sector Leadership

The Global Social Venture Competition is back for its 19th year of turning ideas into impact! If you are a young startup aiming to make a difference in the world, apply to compete in GSVC to win up to $80,000 in prizes!

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Garden Closed

Holiday | November 4, 2014 – December 5, 2017 the first Tuesday of the month every month |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

The garden is closed the first Tuesday of every month.

-Why is the Garden Closed one day a month?
For the safety of the public and the safety of the collection, the Garden’s Horticultural staff need one day per month to complete jobs that may pose safety risks to visitors, such as dropping tree limbs, renovating paths, or controlling pests.

-I’m only in Berkeley for one day from somewhere...   More >

FALL 2017 ARCHITECTURE STUDIO FINAL REVIEWS: A100C & A200A

Presentation | December 5 | 9 a.m.-6 p.m. |  Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

TUE, DEC 5, 9am-6pm. Students in ARCH 100C &amp; ARCH 200A will present their projects to faculty and guest critics.

Hummingbirds in Flight: Interview with Ashley Smiley, Department of Integrative Biology

Presentation | December 5 | 9-9:30 a.m. | Barrows Hall, Radio broadcast, ON-AIR ONLY, 90.7 FM

 Ashley Smiley, Department of Integrative Biology; Tesla Monson, Department of Integrative Biology

 KALX 90.7 FM

Tune in to a new episode of The Graduates this Tuesday to hear from Ashley Smiley, biologist and biomechanician in the Department of Integrative Biology at UC Berkeley. The Graduates, featuring graduate student research at Cal, is broadcast every other Tuesday on KALX 90.7 FM and online.

Ashley Smiley in the collections

Drop-in Pre-Health Advising

Miscellaneous | August 29 – December 5, 2017 every Tuesday | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | 3060 Valley Life Sciences Building

 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.

The Future of Airports

Presentation | December 5 | 10 a.m.-1 p.m. | 542 Davis Hall

CE153 Airport Design

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

Nine groups of students from the highly popular CE153 Airport Design Class will present their final term projects. Project themes cover an interesting spectrum of real-world and real-time aviation problems.

Aircraft parking at SFO

Science and Literacy Playgroup

Meeting | October 31, 2017 – May 15, 2018 every Tuesday with exceptions | 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Youth Alternatives (BYA)

 1255 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94702

 Chancellor's Community Grant, Trybe Inc.

Have fun and meet other families in West and South Berkeley.
For Children ages 05 and their caregivers.
Free, drop-in, snacks, circle time, arts and crafts and science activities.

Student Hosted Seminar in Organic Chemistry: Ex Detritus, Scientia: Revelations from Catalyst Decomposition in Olefin Metathesis

Seminar | December 5 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Deryn Fogg, Centre for Catalysis Research & Innovation, and Department of Chemistry & Biomolecular Sciences

 College of Chemistry

Olefin metathesis is the most versatile catalytic methodology now known for the assembly of carbon-carbon bonds. Long embraced by synthetic chemists in academia, it is now seeing uptake in pharmaceutical manufacturing, with the first processes coming on stream in 2014 and 2015 (Figure 1a).1 Notwithstanding the transformative potential of these methodologies, however, molecular metathesis...   More >

Defective viral genomes: strong drivers of antiviral immunity and virus persistence

Seminar | December 5 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

 Carolina Lopez, University of Pennsylvania, Department of Pathobiology

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Visiting Scholars Colloquium featuring Gwilym Croucher and Irina Shcheglova

Colloquium | December 5 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | Evans Hall, 766-768 CSHE Conference Room

 Gwilym Croucher, Senior Lecturer/ Principal Policy Advisor, University of Melbourne; Irina Shcheglova, PhD Student, National Research University Higher School of Economics

 Center for Studies in Higher Education

The Center for Studies in Higher Education is pleased to invite you to attend a presentation by two CSHE Visiting Scholars.

  RSVP online

Holiday Pop-Up Shop: Gifts, arts, crafts, handmade by local artists

Holiday | December 2 – 10, 2017 every day | 12-10 p.m. |  Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union

 ASUC Art Studio

Join us at the Berkeley Art Studio for our annual Holiday pop-Up Shop! Great handmade gifts made by local artists. It's like Etsy in real life!
(Note: hours are Noon-10pm Mon-Fri, Noon-5pm Sat/Sun)

BAVRD Meeting

Meeting | December 5 | 12-1 p.m. | 392 Minor Hall

 BAVRD

Certificate Program in Human Resource Management Online Information Session

Information Session | December 5 | 12-1 p.m. |  Online

 UC Berkeley Extension

Discover how this certificate, approved by the Human Resource Certification Institute, can help you make the most of growing opportunities in human resource management.

  Register online

2018 Judith Lee Stronach Baccalaureate Prize Info Session: Funding for post graduation social engagement projects

Information Session | December 5 | 1-2 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Mary Crabb, Office of Undergraduate Research & Scholarships

 Office of Undergraduate Research

The Judith Lee Stronach Baccalaureate Prize supports intellectual and creative pursuits that heighten awareness of issues of social consciousness and contribute to the public good. The award gives engaged students the opportunity to extend and reflect upon their undergraduate work at Berkeley by undertaking a socially engaged project after their graduation.

Up to $25,000. Proposals for...   More >

Drop-in Pre-Health Advising

Miscellaneous | August 29 – December 5, 2017 every Tuesday | 1-3 p.m. | 3060 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Caitlin Green, 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.

Study Abroad Office Hours at Educational Opportunity Program

Meeting | October 17 – December 12, 2017 every Tuesday | 1-3 p.m. | 119 César E. Chávez Student Center

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Are you an EOP student interested in studying abroad? A Berkeley Study Abroad Peer Adviser will be holding drop-in office hours at EOP every Wednesdays 1-3pm this semester. Come learn about different programs offered, study abroad scholarships, how to apply and additional services available.

Land Reform: Lessons from Scotland

Seminar | December 5 | 1-2 p.m. | 133 Giannini Hall

 Dr. Kirsteen Shields, University of Dundee

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

Visiting Scholar, Dr. Kirsteen Shields will share her talk "Land Reform: Lessons from Scotland"

ABSTRACT: In post-independence referendum Scotland, renewed interest in revising the laws on tenure and ownership of land has been described as a land reform 'revolution'. The Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2016 sought to facilitate communities’ right to buy land in rural and urban settings. Central to...   More >

SURF Summer Research Scholarships Info Session

Information Session | December 5 | 2-3 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Sean Burns, Director, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

 Office of Undergraduate Research

OURS Staff will discuss eligibility criteria for SURF programs, benefits of the fellowship and tips for a successful application

i4Y Child Marriage and Youth Empowerment Group Speaker Series: Child Marriage: Policies, Legal Frameworks and Accountability

Seminar | December 5 | 2-3 p.m. | 198 University Hall

 Ndola Prata, i4Y (Innovations for Youth)

 i4Y - Innovations for Youth

About the presenter: Ndola Prata, MD, MSc is Director of the Bixby Center for Population, Health & Sustainability, a Professor in Residence in Maternal and Child Health and the Fred H. Bixby Endowed Chair in Population and Family Planning in the School of Public Health at UC Berkeley. She is a physician and medical demographer from Angola. Her research focuses on the design, implementation, and...   More >

3-Manifold Seminar: A tangle approach in the study of Legendrian knots.

Seminar | December 5 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Tao Su, UC BERKELEY

 Department of Mathematics

In this talk, I will present a tangle approach in the study of Legendrian knots. The 2 main ingredients are ruling polynomials (Legendrian analogues of Jones polynomials), and augmentation varieties ('moduli of rank 1 representations' of Chekanov-Eliashberg DGAs) for Legendrian tangles, where the point-counting of the latter recovers the former. The tangle approach in particular leads to new and...   More >

Singing the North: The Life and Work of Edith Södergran

Lecture | December 5 | 3-5 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Stina Katchadourian

 Institute of European Studies

The life of Edith Södergran (1892 - 1923), born to Finland Swedish parents in St. Petersburg, begins in pre-revolutionary Russia and ends, a short and dramatic thirty-one years later, in Independent Finland. Practically unknown at the time of her death, Södergran now has been translated into some forty languages and is considered one of the foremost poetic voices of the Nordic countries. In her...   More >

Conversations with the Dean

Miscellaneous | December 5 | 4-5 p.m. | Haviland Hall, 227AA (Library Seminar Room)

 Social Welfare, School of

The Dean will be holding open discussions to which all students, faculty and staff are invited to discuss a variety of issues, concerning the School, the University or social and research issues of concern. Please join us!

Light refreshments will be provided.

Golden Mountain, Iron Heap: A Poetic Ethnography of Extraction in Eastern Mongolia

Lecture | December 5 | 4 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Jessica Madison, Anthropology, UC Santa Cruz; Jessica Madison, Anthropology, UC Santa Cruz

 Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), UC Berkeley Mongolia Initiative

This paper explores Mongolia’s mineral extraction boom through an examination of local concepts of landscape. In order to engage seriously with local place-making practices, it analyzes the steppe topologically, looking at attributes of landscape that transcend material upheaval. In eastern Mongolia, poetry is a primary means of mediating human interaction with space, and thus poetic literacy is...   More >

Altan Ovoo in winter, Dariganga Soum, Sukhbaatar Province

HTML/CSS Toolkit for Digital Projects

Workshop | December 5 | 4:10-5 p.m. | Barrows Hall, D-Lab (Barrows 350)

 Stacy Reardon; Cody Hennesy

 Library

If you've tinkered in WordPress, Google Sites, or other web publishing tools, chances are you've wanted more control over the placement and appearance of your content. With a little HTML and CSS under your belt, you'll know how to edit "under the hood" so you can place an image exactly where you want it, customize the formatting of text, or troubleshoot copy & paste issues.

Zymergen Infosession: Bio-Tech Connect: Industry Infosession Series

Information Session | December 5 | 5-7 p.m. | 348 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Bioengineering (BioE)

Meet Zymergen, a molecular technology company ushering in a new age of manufacturing and industrial innovation.
DINNER PROVIDED. Accepting resumes.
Speaker: Vice President of Engineering, Dmitriy Ryaboy
Hosted by the Department of Bioengineering and the Bioengineering Honor Society

GWE Holiday Party

Social Event | December 5 | 5-7 p.m. | Latimer Hall, Bixby North

 Graduate Assembly

Take a break from studying during RRR week and come join the Graduate Women of Engineering for their annual Gingerbread House Decorating Holiday Party.

EPMS Weekly Seminar

Seminar | November 1, 2016 – December 5, 2017 every Tuesday | 5:10-6 p.m. | 212 O'Brien Hall

 Engineering and Project Management Society

Each week the Engineering and Project Management Society brings in a speaker to talk about topics related to construction and project management. Light refreshments will be provided.

Event is ADA accessible. For disability accommodation requests and information, please contact Disability Access Services by phone at 510.643.6456 (voice) or 510.642.6376 (TTY) or by email at...   More >

Magic Spells: A Weekly Performance Series Featuring Victoria Hanna and Hebrew Amulets from The Magnes Collection

Performing Arts - Other | October 24 – December 5, 2017 every Tuesday | 5:30-7 p.m. |  Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)

 Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

Meet Victoria Hanna and watch as she develops MAGIC SPELLS, a new performance repertoire based on Hebrew amulets in The Magnes Collection.

This series is presented in conjunction with the UC Berkeley course, "Jewish Nightlife: Poetry, Music, and Ritual Performance from Renaissance Italy to Contemporary Israel" (Jewish 121-001, Music 139), taught by Francesco Spagnolo.

During her Fall 2017...   More >

Berkeley Innovators Series: Founder-Funder Evening Featuring Surbhi Sarna '07 and Ted Kuh '82

Special Event | December 5 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium

 Surbhi Sarna, CEO, nVision Medical; Ted Kuh, Founder, Ultima Partners

 University Development and Alumni Relations, CITRIS Foundry

Each semester, the Berkeley Innovators Series features successful Cal alumni from the startup world. Join us on December 5th to hear a Founder and her Funder discuss their entrepreneurial journeys and insights on finding the right investor.

  RSVP online by December 5.

Fung Institute Winter Spotlight

Special Event | December 5 | 6-8 p.m. |  Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership

At the Fung Institute, we strive to address real world problems through innovation. Come celebrate with us on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 from 6-8pm as Master of Engineering candidates and Fung Fellow undergraduates highlight their capstone projects. Discover cutting edge solutions to some of today’s most pressing challenges using AR/VR, machine learning, human-centered design, and more. Mix and...   More >

FREE

  Register online

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Jacobs Winter Design Showcase

Special Event | December 6 – 7, 2017 every day |  Jacobs Hall

 Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation

On Wednesday, December 6, and Thursday, December 7, please join the Jacobs Institute for the Jacobs Winter Design Showcase. At this open house, you can meet student designers, check out innovations in fields from health to mobility, and celebrate the semester over conversation and refreshments.

Free Wednesday at the Garden

Special Event | January 4 – December 6, 2017 the first Wednesday of the month every month with exceptions |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Every first Wednesday at the Garden is free admission day.

Men's Basketball vs. Central Arkansas

Sport - Intercollegiate - Basketball | December 6 |  Haas Pavilion

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Men's Basketball hosts Central Arkansas at Haas Pavilion.

FALL 2017 ARCHITECTURE STUDIO FINAL REVIEWS: A102A & A201

Presentation | December 6 | 9 a.m.-7 p.m. |  Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

WED, DEC 6, 9am-7pm. Students in ARCH 102A &amp; ARCH 201 will present their projects to faculty and guest critics.

Laptop and Mobile Ergonomics (BEUHS409)

Workshop | December 6 | 10-11 a.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

 Greg Ryan, Campus Ergonomist, Be well at Work - Ergonimics

 Be Well at Work - Ergonimics

Learn how to use your laptop safely in an office and mobile setting. Recommended mobile products and best practices for using smart phones and tablets will also be provided. Enroll online

  Register online

Two-Year Home Country Physical Presence Requirement Workshop

Workshop | December 6 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | International House, Sproul Rooms

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

J-1 and J-2 visitors subject to this requirement must return to their country of last legal residence for two years or obtain a waiver before being eligible for certain employment visas such as H (temporary employment), L (intra-company transfer), or Permanent Resident status ("green card"). Not all J visitors are subject as it depends on specific factors.

At this workshop, you will...   More >

Certificate Program in Leadership and Management Online Information Session

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

 UC Berkeley Extension

Find out how this certificate can help you build the essential skills for effective management and make a tangible difference in your career.

  Register online

Holiday Pop-Up Shop: Gifts, arts, crafts, handmade by local artists

Holiday | December 2 – 10, 2017 every day | 12-10 p.m. |  Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union

 ASUC Art Studio

Join us at the Berkeley Art Studio for our annual Holiday pop-Up Shop! Great handmade gifts made by local artists. It's like Etsy in real life!
(Note: hours are Noon-10pm Mon-Fri, Noon-5pm Sat/Sun)

National Identity Narratives in Canadian and American Textbooks, 1850-2010: Fact or Fiction?

Colloquium | December 6 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Patricia Bromley, Stanford University

 Canadian Studies Program (CAN))

National Identity Narratives in Canadian & American Textbooks, 1850-2010: Fact or Fiction?

Prof. Patricia Bromley
Stanford University
Wednesday, Dec 06, 2017
223 Moses Hall | 12 Noon

Buffet lunch at 12 noon followed by lecture at approximately 12:20.
Free Event | Open To Everyone
Part of the Canadian Studies Colloquium Series

The Canadian Studies Colloquium Series is made possible...   More >

Noon Concert: Holiday Choral Concert

Performing Arts - Music | December 6 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

Featuring the University and Chamber Chourses
This is a popular concert, so please make plans to arrive early, as it is first come, first serve seating.


FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC 

Featuring the Music Department’s varied and diverse performance activities, the Department of Music presents a series of free weekly concerts each semester in Hertz Hall. Inaugurated in 1953, these concerts...   More >

“Evolution and Emergence of Functional RNA: Mapping the Fitness Landscape”

Seminar | December 6 | 12-1 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Irene Chen, Assistant Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry, University of California, Santa Barbara

 Bioengineering (BioE)

Evolutionary outcomes are difficult, if not impossible, to predict, largely because the effect of any possible mutation is unknown. In other words, understanding evolution requires detailed knowledge of the relationship between sequence and activity, or the fitness landscape. Inspired by the RNA World of early life, in which RNA carried information and also performed catalytic functions, we study...   More >

Plant and Microbial Biology Plant Seminar: "What makes the Lyme disease bacterium tick?"

Seminar | December 6 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall

 Christine Jacobs Wagner, Yale University

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

Our laboratory is part of the Microbial Sciences Institute at the Yale West Campus. Our group studies the temporal and spatial mechanisms involved in bacterial physiology, with emphasis on chromosome dynamics, cell division, cell cycle regulation, cell morphogenesis and RNA biology. Our primary model organisms are Caulobacter crescentus, Escherichia coli and the Lyme disease pathogen Borrelia...   More >

Christine Jacobs Wagner

Population-level mortality benefits of improved blood pressure control in Indonesia: A parametric g-formula approach.”: Nikkil Sudharsanan, Harvard University

Colloquium | December 6 | 12-1 p.m. | 2232 Piedmont, Seminar Room

 Nikkil Sudharsanan, David E. Bell Postdoctoral Fellow, Harvard University

 Population Science, Department of Demography

A lunch time talk and discussion session, featuring visiting and local scholars presenting their research on a wide range of topics of interest to demography.

Research on Policing: Bias, Discretion, and Policy

Colloquium | December 6 | 12:10-1:15 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

 Jack Glaser, Professor, Goldman School of Public Policy

 Institute of Personality and Social Research

Jack Glaser will describe the research he and his colleagues are conducting on racial bias in policing. This will include discussion of the relevant psychological research that helps to explain how racial discrimination occurs and analysis of policing data elucidating racial disparities. Glaser will discuss his efforts with the Center for Policing Equity to build the National Justice Database,...   More >

Study Abroad Office Hours at the Transfer Center

Meeting | October 18 – December 13, 2017 every Wednesday | 1-3 p.m. |  César E. Chávez Student Center

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Interested in studying abroad as a transfer student? A Berkeley Study Abroad Peer Adviser will be holding drop-in office hours at the Transfer Student Center every Wednesdays 1-3pm this semester. Come learn about different programs offered, how to apply and additional services available.

BIO Express Travel Signature Day

Miscellaneous | December 6 | 1-4 p.m. | International House, Great Hall

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Berkeley International Office has set aside this special day for "express" travel signatures just for you! Stop by any time during the hours below to get your documents signed on-the-spot (please read below "Do You Really Need a Travel Signature?").

Come to the I-House Great Hall during the following days and times for your Express Travel Signature.

- Wednesday, December 6 1pm-4pm
-...   More >

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | February 1 – December 6, 2017 the first Wednesday of the month every month 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 >

Scholar Information Meetings (SIMs)

Orientation | December 6 | 2-4 p.m. | International House, Room location to be posted at entrance to building

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Newly arrived J-1 postdocs, professors, researchers,short-term scholars, and visiting student researchers are required to attend this meeting to validate their arrival in the U.S. Information on immigration regulations, travel, employment, resources for families, health insurance and other practical information will be discussed.

Topology Seminar (Introductory Talk): Connections, curvature, holonomy, and instantons

Seminar | December 6 | 2-3 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Raphael Zentner, University of Regensburg

 Department of Mathematics

We explain what connections and curvature have to do with representations of fundamental groups, and what instanton Floer homology or, more generally, instanton gauge theory, has to do with all this.

Coffee Break

Social Event | October 4 – December 6, 2017 every Wednesday with exceptions | 3-4 p.m. |  Julie's Cafe

 2562 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Coffee break is a welcoming weekly hour-long event at the wonderful Julie's Cafe, inviting international students to meet old friends and make new ones. It's a big campus, but at coffee break, everyone knows your name.

Infants' Understanding and Evaluation of Shared Social Behavior

Lecture | December 6 | 3-4:30 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

 Lindsey Powell, MIT

 Department of Psychology

Shared behaviors are woven throughout human social life. In the course of interaction, social partners mimic one another and align their actions to help or cooperate with one another. Over longer timescales, group members share social and communicative conventions and learn cultural skills from one another. What is the developmental pathway through which infants come to understand and engage in...   More >

Insights into the mechanism of HIV-1 genome selection and packaging

Seminar | December 6 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building

 Michael Summers, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Topology Seminar (Main Talk): Irreducible $SL(2,\mathbb C)$-representations of integer homology 3-spheres

Seminar | December 6 | 4-5 p.m. | 3 Evans Hall

 Raphael Zentner, University of Regensburg

 Department of Mathematics

We prove that the splicing of any two non-trivial knots in the 3-sphere admits an irreducible $SU(2)$-representation of its fundamental group. This uses instanton gauge theory, and in particular a non-vanishing result of Kronheimer-Mrowka and some new results that we establish for holonomy perturbations of the ASD equation. Using a result of Boileau, Rubinstein and Wang (which builds on the...   More >

Representation Theory and Mathematical Physics Seminar: Spectra of quantum integrable systems, Langlands duality and category O

Seminar | December 6 | 4-5 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 David Hernandez, Paris Diderot (7)

 Department of Mathematics

The spectrum of a quantum integrable system is crucial to understand its properties. R-matrices give power tools to study such spectra. A better understanding of transfer-matrices obtained from R-matrices led us to the proof of several results for the corresponding quantum integrable systems. In particular, their spectra can be described in terms of "Baxter polynomials" as conjectured by...   More >

Applied Math Seminar: Stability-preserving projection-based model order reduction for compressible flows

Seminar | December 6 | 4-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Irina Tezaur, Sandia National Laboratories

 Department of Mathematics

Projection-based reduced order modeling is a promising tool for bridging the gap between high-fidelity and real- time/multi-query applications such as uncertainty quantification (UQ), optimization and control design. A popular approach to building projection-based reduced order models (ROMs) for fluid problems is the proper orthogonal decomposition (POD)/Galerkin projection method. This method...   More >

An experimentally-accessible library of carbon schwarzites via zeolite-templating/Thermodynamics of reaction product distribution in nanoporous materials

Colloquium | December 6 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall

 Efrem Braun, Ph.D. student in the Smit Group; Michelle Liu, Ph.D. student in the Smit Group

 Department of Chemical Engineering

Members Preview - Garden Holiday Pop-Up Shop in the Julia Morgan Hall

Holiday | December 6 | 4-7 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Garden Members! Come have a fabulous time finding beautiful and unusual gifts for the holidays at our special holiday shopping party in the Garden’s Julia Morgan Hall.

Free to Members (Members-Only) Register by December 5 and be entered to win a $100 gift certificate to the Garden Shop & Plant Deck

  Register online or by calling Jenny Moore at 510-643-1924, or by emailing Jenny Moore at gardenmembership@berkeley.edu

Statistical Inference for Stochastic Approximation and Online Learning via Hierarchical Incremental Gradient Descent

Seminar | December 6 | 4-5 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Weijie Su, University of Pennsylvania

 Department of Statistics

Stochastic gradient descent (SGD) is an immensely popular approach for optimization in settings where data arrives in a stream or data sizes are very large. Despite an ever-increasing volume of works on SGD, less is known about statistical inferential properties of predictions based on SGD solutions. In this paper, we introduce a novel procedure termed HiGrad to conduct inference on predictions,...   More >

Center for Computational Biology Seminar: Dr. Joseph Pickrell, Adjunct Professor, Department Department of Biological Sciences, Columbia University

Seminar | December 6 | 4:30-5:30 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center

 Center for Computational Biology

What can we learn from human genomics at scale and how do we get there?

Trans-Regionalism and Economic Co-Dependency across the South China Sea

Lecture | December 6 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Derek Thiam Soon Heng, Northern Arizona University

 Tang Center for Silk Road Studies

Throughout history, the South China Sea has been a maritime zone that saw primary economies of its littoral zones exercise influence over smaller, outlying economies by binding the latter into co-dependent relationships with the former. This may be witnessed in such areas as the currency systems adopted by the smaller economies, alignment of foreign and trade policies with those of the larger...   More >

Holiday Evergreen Wreath Workshop

Workshop | December 6 | 6-8 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Create a one-of-a-kind beautiful and festive wreath or garland to add to your holiday decorations. Greens from the Garden's global plant collection and other natural adornments are included.

$50/ $40 Garden members

  Register online or by calling 510-664-9841, or by emailing gardenprograms@berkeley.edu

Toastmasters on Campus Club: Learn public speaking

Meeting | July 2, 2014 – June 27, 2018 every Wednesday with exceptions | 6:15-7:30 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

 Toastmasters on Campus

Toastmasters has been the world leader in teaching public speaking since 1924. Meetings are an enjoyable, safe, self-paced course designed to get you up and running as a speaker in only a few months.

Men's Basketball vs. Central Arkansas

Sport - Intercollegiate - Basketball | December 6 | 7 p.m. |  Haas Pavilion

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Men's Basketball hosts Central Arkansas at Haas Pavilion.

East Bay Science Cafe: Exploding Stars: Dark Energy, and the Runaway Universe

Presentation | December 6 | 7-8:30 p.m. |  Restaurant Valparaiso

 1403 Solano Ave, Albany, CA 94706

 Jeffrey Silverman

 Science@Cal

Some of the most energetic and fascinating objects in the Universe are exploding stars known as supernova. These colossal outbursts result from the deaths of stars and for a time can outshine the entire galaxy in which they’re found. Observations of distant supernova provided the first evidence that the expansion of the Universe is speeding up with time, rather than slowing down. This wholly...   More >

Hubble Space Telescope mosaic image assembled from 24 individual Wide Field and Planetary Camera 2 exposures taken in October 1999, January 2000, and December 2000

I Am Cuba

Film - Feature | December 6 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

This portrait of revolutionary Cuba, written by Yevgeny Yevtushenko and brimming with bravura camerawork, is an extraordinary example of “pure” cinema in the service of politics.

American Revolutionary: The Evolution of Grace Lee Boggs: December's Movie at Moffitt

Film - Documentary | December 6 | 7-9 p.m. | 405 Moffitt Undergraduate Library

 Library

What does it mean to be an American revolutionary today? Grace Lee Boggs is a 98-year-old Chinese American writer, activist, and philosopher in Detroit. Rooted for more than 70 years in the African American movement, she has devoted her life to an evolving revolution that encompasses the contradictions of America's past and its potentially radical future. This documentary presents Boggs's...   More >

 Must have a UCB student ID for entrance.

December's Movie at Moffitt

University Baroque Ensemble

Performing Arts - Music | December 6 | 8 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

Christine Brandes, director
Better with age:
Late works by masters of the Italian baroque
Works by Monteverdi, Vivaldi and Corelli

$16 General Admission, $12 non-UCB students, seniors, current/retired UCB faculty and staff, groups 10+, $5 UCB students

  Buy tickets online or or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org