<< January 2018 >>

Friday, January 12, 2018

Parking Lot Closure

Special Event | January 12 |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

The Garden Parking Lot will be closed January 2 – 6 & 12
(see the 'Plan Your Visit' tab on our website for further information)
We apologize for any inconvenience and hope to see you in the Garden soon.

Women's Basketball vs. Washington State

Sport - Intercollegiate - Basketball | January 12 |  Haas Pavilion

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Women's Basketball hosts Washington State in conference action at Haas Pavilion.

10th Annual CEND Symposium: Confronting Persistent Epidemics

Conference/Symposium | January 12 | 9 a.m.-6 p.m. | 245 Li Ka Shing Center

 Stacey Schultz-Cherry, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital; Andrew Mehle, University of Wisconsin- Madison; Jonathan Yewdell, NIAID/DIR; Alfred Andama, Makerere University; Barbara Valent, Kansas State University; Nick Talbot, University of Exeter; Sophien Kamoun, The Sainsbury Laboratory; Thierry Diagana, Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research; Kimberley Seed, University of California, Berkeley; Andy Camilli, Tufts University

 CEND (Center for Emerging & Neglected Diseases)

Introduction to Botanical Art Class with Catherine Watters

Workshop | January 11 – 12, 2018 every day | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

This two-day class will introduce you to the fascinating world of Botanical Art. Catherine Watters will teach you to observe, measure and draw plants in great detail and with botanical accuracy. Students will work with graphite, colored pencil and watercolors. All levels are welcome.

$190, $175 members

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

MCB Postdoc Lunch Club

Social Event | January 12 | 12-1 p.m. |  Barker Hall

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

LinkedIn Profile Tips to Advance Your Career

Lecture | January 12 | 12-1 p.m. |  Online

 Jolie Miller, Sr. Manager of Business Content, LinkedIn Learning

 UC Berkeley Extension

Does your LinkedIn profile tell your story? Are you using LinkedIn effectively to help get you where you want to be? Do you know the new features and settings that can help you expand your network and get noticed by the right recruiters at the right time? Make sure you don't miss any career-building opportunities in the new year by making the most of your profile.

Join this interactive...   More >

  Register online

MENA Salon: Protests in Iran

Workshop | January 12 | 3-4 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

As people across the world planned to ring in the New Year, cities across Iran erupted in the largest wave of protests the country has seen in almost a decade. The unrest, which has carried on into 2018, has prompted a number of debates. Who are the main actors? What are the protesters’ demands? Whom do they target? How are these demonstrations different from the 2009 Green Movement? Will they...   More >

Desi Art Night with Discostan

Miscellaneous | January 12 | 6 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Artist group Desi hosts a night of collaborative artmaking scored by celebrated Los Angeles–based DJ collective Discostan. Discostan presents musical narratives from Beirut to Bangkok via Bombay, weaving a sonic tapestry that threads together Bollywood numbers and Lebanese cinema scores; psychedelic funk from Turkey, Iran, Burma, and Thailand; Syrian dabke, Iraqi choubi, Afghan qataghani, and...   More >

Film Screening: The Sacrifice

Film - Feature | January 12 | 7-9:15 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Shot in Sweden by Ingmar Bergman’s cinematographer Sven Nykvist, The Sacrifice is set in Tarkovsky country: a vast, airy home on a remote Baltic island whose shores evoke the edge of the world. A retired actor, Alexander (Erland Josephson), finds himself in retreat from the world on the occasion of his birthday celebration, elaborately orchestrated by his bourgeois family. The television and a...   More >

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Spring 2018 Golden Bear Orientation: Career Connections Mixer

Miscellaneous | January 13 | 9:30-11:15 a.m. |  Alumni House

 Cal Alumni Association, Career Center

Please join the Cal Alumni Association and the Career Center for our next Career Connections event! We've teamed up with New Student Services to host an alumni–student mixer for all incoming transfer students during Spring Golden Bear Orientation. Our goal is to provide new students with their first opportunity to explore various career paths by engaging in casual conversations with alumni from...   More >

  Register online

FAMILY PROGRAM: Trees and Birds

Workshop | January 13 | 10-11 a.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Visit the botanical art exhibit "Celebrating Trees", take a tree walk, learn about nests and the winter birds of the Garden. Using materials from the garden, make a mini nest of your own to take home!

$15 Adult/Child, $12 Member Adult/Member Child

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

Gallery + Studio: Landscapes Real and Imagined

Miscellaneous | January 13 | 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Create your own landscape inspired by the paintings of Ming-dynasty artist Chen Hongshou. Using a combination of drawing, watercolor, and stamping, consider real and imaginary landscapes while exploring space and composition, line and color. Then, you’ll have the opportunity to “take us on a walk” through the landscapes you create.

About Gallery + Studio
On the second Saturday of each month,...   More >

Gallery + Studio: Landscapes Real and Imagined

Miscellaneous | January 13 | 1-2:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Create your own landscape inspired by the paintings of Ming-dynasty artist Chen Hongshou. Using a combination of drawing, watercolor, and stamping, consider real and imaginary landscapes while exploring space and composition, line and color. Then, you’ll have the opportunity to “take us on a walk” through the landscapes you create.

About Gallery + Studio
On the second Saturday of each month,...   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 >

Roundtable Reading: From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E. L. Konigsburg

Reading - Literary | January 13 | 3 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Claudia knows that when she runs away, she doesn’t just want to run from somewhere, she wants to run to somewhere—preferably somewhere comfortable, beautiful, and elegant. So she chooses the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City. Once settled in there, Claudia and her younger brother Jamie find themselves caught up in a mystery involving a statue of uncertain origin and the remarkable woman...   More >

The Crime of Monsieur Lange

Film - Feature | January 13 | 6 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

“Of all Renoir’s films, M. Lange is the most spontaneous, the richest in miracles of camerawork, the most full of pure beauty and truth. In short, it is a film touched by divine grace” (François Truffaut). After a venal, sexually predatory publisher (Jules Berry) disappears, his employees decide to collectivize, building community and commercial success around the pulp Western stories of nebbishy...   More >

They Drive By Night

Film - Feature | January 13 | 8 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Raoul Walsh’s atmospheric, realistic depiction of the long haul to livelihood in the Great Depression features Humphrey Bogart and George Raft as two brothers keeping just this side of the white line trying to save an independent trucking business from the hands of anxious creditors. Paid by the load, they go without sleep (and without insurance), stopping only at cafes and watching helplessly as...   More >

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Women's Basketball vs. Washington

Sport - Intercollegiate - Basketball | January 14 |  Haas Pavilion

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Women's Basketball hosts Washington in conference action at Haas Pavilion.

CAA Cal vs Washington State: Women's Basketball Hoops Party

Social Event | January 14 | 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. |  Alumni House

 Cal Alumni Association

Join fellow Cal Women's Basketball fans at Alumni House before your Golden Bears take on the Washington State Cougars. This Hoops Party includes a delicious buffet brunch catered by Compadres, refreshments, a pre-game chalk-talk from coach Lindsay Gottlieb, and performances by Cal Band and Cal Spirit Groups.

Hoops Party Details
Date: Sunday, January 14
Hoops Party: 10:30 a.m. – 12:30...   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 >

The Rules of the Game

Film - Feature | January 14 | 4 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

In Renoir’s masterpiece of ruthless grace, made between the Munich accords and the outbreak of war, history plays as both tragedy and farce. This self-declared “dramatic fantasy” à la Beaumarchais and de Musset etches, in the director’s words, “a rich, complex society . . . dancing on a volcano.” It uses the construct of a country-house gathering, with its shooting party and masquerade, its...   More >

Moontide

Film - Feature | January 14 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

In Moontide, Ida Lupino is luminous as the distraught Anna, saved from suicide by pugilistic, hard-drinking longshoreman Bobo (Jean Gabin), possessed of his own haunted history. This darkly poetic proto-noir was the great Gabin’s American debut, but despite excellent performances, compelling production design, and masterful, Academy Award–nominated cinematography, the film was largely...   More >

Weston Olencki + Eric Wubbels

Performing Arts - Music | January 14 | 8-10 p.m. |  CNMAT (1750 Arch St.)

 Center for New Music and Audio Technologies (CNMAT)

Composer/performers Weston Olencki and Eric Wubbels will present new work written by and for the duo. The two works explore shared concerns of virtuosity, synchronization, and hybridization using languages developed through intensive long-term collaboration and friendship.

Program:
Weston Olencki - recasting [2016-18], premiere; prepared piano, transducers,
synthesizers, electronics,...   More >

$10 General, $5 Students and seniors

Monday, January 15, 2018

Analysis and PDE Seminar: Concentration of eigenfunctions: Averages and Sup-norms

Seminar | January 15 | 4-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Jeffrey Galkowski, Stanford University

 Department of Mathematics

In this talk, we relate microlocal concentration of eigenfunctions to sup-norms and sub-manifold averages. In particular, we characterize the microlocal concentration of eigenfunctions with maximal sup-norm and average growth. We then exploit this characterization to derive geometric conditions under which maximal growth cannot occur. This talk is based on joint works with Yaiza Canzani and John...   More >

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Evolution of Gliding in Lizards: Interview with Erik Sathe, Department of Integrative Biology

Presentation | January 16 | 9-9:30 a.m. | Barrows Hall, Radio broadcast, ON-AIR ONLY, 90.7 FM

 Erik Sathe, PhD Candidate, Department of Integrative Biology; Tesla Monson, Department of Integrative Biology

 KALX 90.7 FM

Join us for the first new episode of The Graduates this spring semester as we speak with biologist Erik Sathe about his work on lizard locomotion.

The Graduates, featuring graduate student research at Cal, is broadcast every other Tuesday on KALX 90.7 FM and online.

Erik Sathe

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.

Certificate Program in Health Advocacy Online Information Session

Information Session | January 16 | 10:30-11:30 a.m. |  Online

 Stan Weisner, Ph.D., M.S.W., UC Berkeley Extension

 UC Berkeley Extension

Gain an in-depth understanding of the complex and dynamic U.S. health care system. Explore key policy and ethical challenges, and learn to become a health advocate who is qualified to advise patients and their families about health care issues.

  Make reservations online

New biological findings which were revealed by imaging studies based on chemical probes

Seminar | January 16 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Kazuya Kikuchi, Osaka University

 College of Chemistry

One of the great challenges in the post-genome era is to clarify the biological significance of intracellular molecules directly in living cells. If we can visualize a molecule in action, it is possible to acquire biological information, which is unavailable if we deal with cell homogenates. One possible approach is to design and synthesize chemical probes that can convert biological information...   More >

Data Science/Health Systems Job Talk, Courtney Lyles, PhD, UCSF, School of Medicine: Using health technology to reduce healthcare disparities: real-world promises and pitfalls

Special Event | January 16 | 12-2 p.m. | 150 University Hall

 Health Policy and Management

Dr. Lyles will discuss her work on understanding health technology uptake and use among diverse patient populations across multiple healthcare settings, including Kaiser Permanente and Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital. In addition, she will outline her plans for future technology interventions targeting underserved patient populations.

CRISPR Critters: Policy Choices for Non-Human Applications of Genome Editing

Seminar | January 16 | 12-1 p.m. | 115 Energy Biosciences Building

 Alta Charo, Alta Charo Prof of Law and Bioethics, University of Wisconsin

 QB3 - California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences

Data Science/Health IT Job Talk, Courtney Lyles, PhD, UCSF, School of Medicine: Using health technology to reduce healthcare disparities: real-world promises and pitfalls

Special Event | January 16 | 12-2 p.m. | 150 University Hall

 Kristina Staros

 Public Health, School of

Dr. Lyles will discuss her work on understanding health technology uptake and use among diverse patient populations across multiple healthcare settings, including Kaiser Permanente and Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital. In addition, she will outline her plans for future technology interventions targeting underserved patient populations.

Certificate Program in Alcohol and Drug Abuse Studies Online Information Session

Information Session | January 16 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. |  Online

 Stan Weisner, Ph.D., M.S.W.

 UC Berkeley Extension

Developed in association with the UC Berkeley School of Public Health, this certificate raises the quality of professionalism in counseling and follows a three-level, evidence-based approach to the critical issues that contribute to substance abuse.

  Make reservations online

Development Lunch: "Socio-Economic Status and Attention Capture" and "Friend-Based Targeting"

Seminar | January 16 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Claire Duquennois; Matthew Olckers

 Department of Economics

3-Manifold Seminar: Organizational meeting

Seminar | January 16 | 12:40-2 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Ian Agol, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

We'll discuss some topics that I hope to consider this semester, including a continuation of the discussion of computational complexity of 3-manifold invariants from last semester, and Kronheimer-Mrowka's work on instanton homology for webs, as well as anything of interest to participants in the seminar.

BJCL General Meeting

Meeting | January 16 | 1-2 p.m. |  Boalt Hall, School of Law

 Law, Boalt School of

General meeting for members to discuss upcoming events for the semester and the articles we will be working on.

ISF 110 - Free Speech in the Public Sphere: An Interdisciplinary Approach

Course | January 16 – May 3, 2018 every Tuesday & Thursday | 2-3:30 p.m. | 102 Wurster Hall

 Division of Undergraduate Education

In this spring 2018 class, we shall take up the nature of public speech from Socrates' public dissent to social media messaging today. The course reading will combine classic philosophical statements about the value of free, subversive and offensive speech; histories of the emergence of public spheres; and sociologies of technologically-mediated speech today.

Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program Info Session

Information Session | January 16 | 3-4 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Stefanie Ebeling, Program Coordinator and Student Advisor, Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program, Office of Undergraduate Research

 Office of Undergraduate Research

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

Adsorption, Contact, and Adhesion at Elastic and Capillary Interfaces

Seminar | January 16 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Joelle Frechette, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, Johns Hopkins

 College of Chemistry

This presentation will first discuss the dynamic (and thermodynamics) of attachment of nanoparticles to fluid interfaces. We will look at the case where the nanoparticles are in dynamic equilibrium between the interface and a bulk phase and compare their adsorption to that of surfactants. We will demonstrate that the adsorption of nanoparticles competes with the attachment of amphiphilic ions...   More >

Thematic Seminar: Number Theory: Random Groups from Generators and Relations

Seminar | January 16 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Melanie Matchett Wood, University of Wisconsin-Madison

 Department of Mathematics

We consider a model of random groups that starts with a free group on n generators and takes the quotient by n random relations. We discuss this model in the case of abelian groups (starting with a free abelian group), and its relationship to the Cohen-Lenstra heuristics, which predict the distribution of class groups of number fields. We will explain a universality theorem, an analog of the...   More >

Davis Projects for Peace $10K award application deadline: 10k Grant Award Opportunity

Deadline | January 16 | 5 p.m. |  International House

 International House

Projects for Peace is an initiative open to UC Berkeley undergrads to design grassroots projects for the summer of 2018 - anywhere in the world - which promote peace and address the root causes of conflict among parties.

We encourage applicants to use their creativity to design projects and employ innovative techniques for engaging project participants in ways that focus on conflict...   More >

Plant Domestication in the Near East and Notes on the Modern Human Condition

Lecture | January 16 | 5-6 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Avi Gopher, Professor, Tel Aviv University; Shahal Abbo, The Levi Eshkol School of Agriculture, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem

 Archaeological Research Facility

The major issue pertaining to Near Eastern plant domestication by archaeologists is: which model best reconstructs plant domestication? On the one hand, the protracted-autonomous (non-centered) model, thriving in Near Eastern Neolithic studies in the past decade, emphasizes three major aspects of domestication: (a) a long, protracted process that was (b) geographically autonomous (non-centered)...   More >

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

No Bioengineering Seminar today

Seminar | January 17 |  Stanley Hall

 Bioengineering (BioE)

Seminars will begin on Wednesday, January 24.

i4Y Child Marriage and Youth Empowerment Group Speaker Series: Balancing Reproductive Rights and Protections from Child Marriage: Insights from developmental science

Seminar | January 17 | 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 401 University Hall

 Ahna Suleiman, Center on the Developing Adolescent

 Innovations for Youth (i4Y)

Balancing Reproductive Rights and Protections from Child Marriage - Insights from developmental science

Policies aiming to protect children from early marriage can often be in direct tension with efforts to ensure adolescents' reproductive rights. Minimum age of marriage and the age at which young people can access contraceptive and reproductive health services vary widely globally and are...   More >

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research and Finding a Mentor Workshop

Workshop | January 17 | 12-1 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Leah Carroll, Haas Scholars Program Manager/Advisor, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research

If you are thinking about getting involved in undergraduate research, this workshop is a great place to start! You will get a broad overview of the research opportunities available to undergraduates on campus, and suggestions on how to find them.

We will also let you know about upcoming deadlines and eligibility requirements for some of...   More >

DataVisor Info-Session

Information Session | January 17 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

DataVisor provides the most advanced abuse, fraud, and money laundering detection solution designed to uncover unknown attacks. Traditional fraud solutions are in a constant cat-and-mouse game with attackers. Supervised machine learning models, the best fraud approach before DataVisor, quickly become outdated when attackers evolve their attack techniques. DataVisor's patented unsupervised...   More >

Between Books and Rifles: Palestinian School Girls Talk Back

Lecture | January 17 | 12-2 p.m. | 602 Barrows Hall

 Nadera Shalhoub-Kevorkian, Lawrence D. Biele Chair in Law at the Faculty of Law-Institute of Criminology and the School of Social Work and Public Welfare, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

 Department of Gender and Women's Studies, Center for Race and Gender

Based on three interrelated theoretical frameworks—institutional racism, settler colonialism and security and biblical reasoning- what Professor Shalhoub-Kevorkian defines as security theology- the presentation will examine the invasion of the girl child body and space in Occupied East Jerusalem (OEJ).

Deportation Discretion: Tiered Influence, Minority Threat, and ‘Secure Communities’ Deportations: Juan Pedroza M.P.A, Stanford University

Colloquium | January 17 | 12-1 p.m. | 2232 Piedmont, Seminar Room

 Juan Pedroza, PhD Candidate, Department of Sociology, Stanford 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.

MVZ LUNCH SEMINAR: Jeffrey Kelly "Enroute migrant birds do not surf a green wave across the US"

Seminar | January 17 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 Grinnell-Miller Library

 Jeffrey Kelly

 DS421 Program and Museum of Vertebrae Zoology

Sponsored by DS421. MVZ Lunch is a graduate level seminar series (IB264) based on current and recent vertebrate research. The seminar meets every Wednesday from 12- 1pm in the Grinnell-Miller Library.

[CANCELED] Plant and Microbial Biology Plant Seminar: "The Perfect Defense: Bacterial Persister Cell"

Seminar | January 17 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall

 Kim Lewis, Northeastern University

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

Our laboratory studies persister cells and uncultured bacteria. Persisters are dormant variants of regular cells which are tolerant to antibiotics and responsible for recalcitrance of biofilm infections. Using transcriptome analysis, cell sorting and whole genome sequencing we are identifying genes responsible for persister formation.

Persistent Bias Among Local Election Officials

Lecture | January 17 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | 210 South Hall

 D. Alex Hughes

 Information, School of

An audit study of the 2016 election confirms ethnic bias by local election officials.

Aversion to Emotional Insurance: Costly Reluctance to Hedge Desired Outcomes

Colloquium | January 17 | 12:10-1:15 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

 Carey K. Morewedge, Professor, Boston University

 Institute of Personality and Social Research

We examine whether people reduce the impact of negative outcomes through emotional hedging—betting against the occurrence of desired outcomes. We find substantial reluctance to bet against the success of preferred U.S. presidential candidates and Major League Baseball, National Football League, National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) basketball, and NCAA hockey teams. This reluctance is...   More >

Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program Info Session

Information Session | January 17 | 1-2 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Stefanie Ebeling, Program Coordinator and Student Advisor, Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program, Office of Undergraduate Research

 Office of Undergraduate Research

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

Last Stands? Art, Memory, and Public Space

Panel Discussion | January 17 | 1-2:30 p.m. |  Downtown Oakland Senior Center

 200 Grand Avenue, Oakland, CA 94610

 Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)

For decades, a painting of Custer’s defeat at Little Big Horn has been on display at the Veterans’ Memorial Building in downtown Oakland. Does the painting glorify genocidal 19-century domestic policies, depict the comeuppance of an arrogant US general at the hands of Lakota warriors... or both?   More >

Probabilistic Operator Algebra Seminar: Infinitely divisible distributions in free probability

Seminar | January 17 | 2-4 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

 Takahiro Hasebe, University of Hokkaido

 Department of Mathematics

Free infinitely divisible distributions (FID) distributions were introduced by Voiculescu. Recently many classically infinitely divisible distributions have been shown to be FID too, the first highly nontrivial one being the normal distribution found by Belinschi, Bozejko, Lehner and Speicher in 2011. Also several subclasses of FID distributions have been introduced and studied. I will try to...   More >

Topology Seminar (Introductory Talk): Quasi-isometries: What are they and why do we care?

Seminar | January 17 | 2-3 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Ruth Charney, Brandeis University

 Department of Mathematics

In this talk I will introduce the notion of a quasi-isometry and discuss the fundamental role it plays in geometric group theory.

Coffee Break

Social Event | January 17 | 3-4 p.m. |  Julie's Cafe

 2562 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA

 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.

This week at coffee break we will be welcoming everyone back to campus and talking about our winter breaks. Come join us at 3 PM this Wednesday to share your stories over some...   More >

A Life for a Life

Film - Feature | January 17 | 3:10 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

A great yet little-known talent of silent cinema, the theater director and photographer-turned-filmmaker Evgenii Bauer was much in demand for his opulent set designs and subtly lit compositions. Praised as “an artistic treasure” during its release, and starring the incomparable Russian diva Vera Kholodnaya, A Life for a Life follows a wealthy matriarch, her two daughters (one adopted), a...   More >

Number Theory Seminar: The cohomology of local Shimura varieties

Seminar | January 17 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Jared Weinstein, Boston University

 Department of Mathematics

This is joint work with Tasho Kaletha. The local Langlands correspondence predicts that representations of a reductive group G over a p-adic field are related to Galois representations into the Langlands dual of G. A conjecture of Kottwitz (as generalized by Rapoport and Viehmann) asserts that this relationship appears in a precise way in the cohomology of "local Shimura varieties", which were...   More >

From stopping times to “spotting” times : a new framework for multiple testing

Seminar | January 17 | 4-5 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Aaditya Ramdas, UC Berkeley

 Department of Statistics

Modern data science is often exploratory in nature, with hundreds or thousands of hypotheses being regularly tested on scientific datasets. The false discovery rate (FDR) has emerged as a dominant error metric in multiple hypothesis testing over the last two decades. I will argue that both (a) the FDR error metric, as well as (b) the current framework of multiple testing, where the scientist...   More >

Topology Seminar (Main Talk): Boundaries of groups

Seminar | January 17 | 4-5 p.m. | 3 Evans Hall

 Ruth Charney, Brandeis University

 Department of Mathematics

Boundaries of hyperbolic metric spaces have played an important role in the study of hyperbolic groups. We will discuss an analogous boundary for arbitrary finitely generated groups, called the Morse boundary, and present a recent theorem showing that in many cases, the Morse boundary determines the group up to quasi-isometry. (Joint work with M. Cordes and D. Murray)

Electrolyte engineering toward a high-capacity, reversible lithium-oxygen battery/The Sudden Death Phenomena in Na-O2 Batteries

Colloquium | January 17 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall

 Colin Burke, Ph.D. student in the McCloskey Group

 Jessica Nichols, Ph.D. student in the McCloskey Group

 Department of Chemical Engineering

Age of Anxiety: Anticulture and Autoethnography in the Mystery of Edwin Drood

Lecture | January 17 | 4-6:30 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, 315, Maude Fife

 James Buzard, Professor, MIT

 Department of English, 19th Century and Beyond British Cultural Studies Working Group, Florence Green Bixby Chair in English

Notwithstanding Dickens’s unprecedented choice of an English cathedral town as the primary setting for his final work, The Mystery of Edwin Drood (1870) gives many indications that it remains committed to the autoethnographic project that the author had most extensively undertaken in Bleak House (1852). This talk examines Drood’s adaptations of the model in the altered conditions of the later...   More >

Disability and the Dissident Body: Ancient Jewish Resistance to Empire

Lecture | January 17 | 4-6 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Julia Watts Belser, Associate Professor of Jewish Studies in the Theology Department,Georgetown University.

 Disability Studies Research Cluster, HIFIS

Ancient Jewish accounts of the Roman conquest of Jerusalem use disability to reckon with charged questions about power, violence, and resistance. Bringing feminist disability studies to bear on rabbinic Jewish narrative, this lecture argues that disability affords the rabbis a complex symbolic discourse with which to grapple with the power of God and the brutality of empire.

ERG Colloquium: Ted Parson: Climate Engineering: Benefits, Risks, Governance Challenges

Colloquium | January 17 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 126 Barrows Hall

 Ted Parson, Professor of Environmental Law, UCLA

 Energy and Resources Group

DESCRIPTION:
Climate engineering (CE)—intentional, global-scale modification of the environment to offset some of the effects of elevated greenhouse gases—appears able to reduce climate-change risks beyond what is possible with mitigation and adaptation alone, including enabling integrated climate-response strategies that reduce risks in ways not otherwise achievable.

Applied Math Seminar: A Variational Functional in Simulations of Statistical Mechanics

Seminar | January 17 | 4-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall | Note change in location

 Yantao Wu, Princeton University

 Department of Mathematics

In this talk, I advertise for a convex variational functional from statistical mechanics, which is particularly suitable for obtaining the free energy of high-dimensional order parameters from simulational sampling. In the numerical minimization of this variational functional, sampling difficulties related to ergodicity break-down are often alleviated. Two applications will be given. The first...   More >

Embeddings for Everything: Search in the Neural Network Era

Lecture | January 17 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 202 South Hall

 Dan Gillick

 Information, School of

Dan Gillick proposes a new kind of internet search engine based on neural networks.

Job Market Seminar: "Interpreting Signals in the Labor Market: Evidence from Medical Referrals"

Seminar | January 17 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Heather Sarsons, Harvard Economics

 Department of Economics

Field(s): Labor, Behavioral, Development, Personnel Economics

San Francisco World History Reading Group: Selections from The Perspective of the World, by Fernand Braudel

Meeting | January 17 | 5-7 p.m. |  Civic Center Secondary School

 727 Golden Gate Ave, San Francisco, CA

 ORIAS (Office of Resources for International and Area Studies)

Teachers in ORIAS World History Reading Groups read one book each month within a global studies theme. Participants meet monthly to eat and spend two hours in collegial conversation. It is a relaxing, intellectually rich atmosphere for both new and experienced teachers.

 This event is for k-14 teachers.

  Register online or or by emailing Shane Carter at orias@berkeley.edu

Men's Basketball vs. Arizona

Sport - Intercollegiate - Basketball | January 17 | 6 p.m. |  Haas Pavilion

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Men's Basketball hosts Arizona in conference action at Haas Pavilion.

Texas Instruments Workshop

Information Session | January 17 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Join us for a 2 hour workshop with dinner provided on 1/17/18 in
the Wozniak Lounge!

Building your own Internet of Things (IoT) device can be easy with the MSP432 LaunchPad http://www.ti.com/tool/MSP-EXP432P401R evaluation kit coupled with the SimpleLink Wi-Fi® CC3100 BoosterPack http://www.ti.com/tool/cc3100boost. Use easy to learn, Energia www.energia.nu, an Arduino style programming...   More >

Toastmasters on Campus Club: Learn public speaking

Meeting | July 2, 2014 – December 26, 2018 every Wednesday | 6:15-7:30 p.m. | 3119 Etcheverry 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.

Short Films of Luis Ospina

Film - Feature | January 17 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Luis Ospina is among the most influential and prolific filmmakers in Colombia. Although influenced by the militant cinema that became prevalent across much of Latin America in the 1960s, collaborators Carlos Mayolo and Ospina incorporated political critique, a sense of aesthetics, and perhaps most importantly, humor. Their iconic Vampires of Poverty, a fictional documentary, satirized what Mayolo...   More >