<< January 2018 >>

Thursday, January 11, 2018

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

From STEM to STEAM: Exploring E&O Opportunities with BAMPFA

Presentation | January 11 | 12-1:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 2155 Center Street, Berkeley, CA 94720

 Lynne Kimura, Collections Engagement Associate, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA)

 Coalition for Education and Outreach

This session features a behind-the-scenes visit to the acclaimed Berkeley Art Museum, which curates many exhibits that draw connections between art and science.

 Space is limited. RSVP is required for admission to the museum. RSVP by emailing Dan Zevin at dzevin@ssl.berkeley.edu by January 5.

From STEM to STEAM: Exploring E&O Opportunities with BAMPFA

Presentation | January 11 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum, 2155 Center Street

  , Berkeley, CA 94720

 Lynne Kimura, Collections Engagement Associate and Academic Liaison at the Berkeley Art Museum Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA)., Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Coalition for Education and Outreach

This session features a behind-the-scenes visit to the acclaimed Berkeley Art Museum, which curates many exhibits that draw connections between art and science.

 Space is limited. RSVP is required for admission to the museum. RSVP by emailing Dan Zevin at dzevin@ssl.berkeley.edu by January 5.

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – December 30, 2018 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 >

EHS 201 Biosafety in Laboratories

Course | January 11 | 1:30-3:30 p.m. | 182 Dwinelle Hall | Note change in location

 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 >

Friday, January 12, 2018

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.

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.

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 – December 30, 2018 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 – December 30, 2018 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 >

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.

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.

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 >

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 >

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 >