Conference/Symposium | March 2 – 4, 2018 every day | Jodo Shinshu Center
2140 Durant Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704
The Centers for Japanese Studies and Buddhist Studies at the University of California, Berkeley, together with Ōtani University and Ryūkoku University in Kyoto announce a workshop under the supervision of Mark Blum that will focus on critically examining premodern and modern hermeneutics of the Tannishō, a core text of the Shin sect of Buddhism, and arguably the most well-read... More >
Tour/Open House | January 28 – May 13, 2018 every Sunday | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | Garden Location: on the corner of Walnut St. and Virginia St. in north Berkeley, CA
SOGA is an educational space designed for the community to share knowledge about organic urban agriculture and self-sufficiency in the food system. This type of experiential learning takes place during open volunteer hours, workshops, and DeCals (student-led courses at UCB). The garden, located on UC Berkeley property, is managed by undergraduate students and funded primarily through grants from... More >
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 firstname.lastname@example.org... More >
Film - Feature | March 4 | 4:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Made to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the Russian Revolution, October fictionally recreates the revolutions power and fury: so well, in fact, that some of its scenes have been reused in documentaries as the real thing.
Performing Arts - Music | March 4 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Zellerbach Hall
Kronos Quartets fully-staged collaboration with composer Jonathan Berger and librettist Harriet Scott Chessman explores the aftermath of My Laia tragic episode in the Vietman War when American soldiers massacred hundreds of unarmed villagersfrom the perspective of the helicopter pilot who tried to intervene. Bergers score blends Rinde Eckerts voice with the strings of the Kronos Quartet... More >
$36-68 prices subject to change
Film - Feature | March 4 | 7 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
A bootleg DVD, an old TV, and beat-up benches are all you need to keep cinema aliveat least in one run-down Burkinabe neighborhoodin Ténos tribute to African hustle and cinephilia. With Christian Bruno and Natalija Vekics Ed and Pauline and Emily Chaos Bruce Takes Dragon Town.
The event is aimed at spreading cultural awareness among students with specific emphasis on Tea drinking and agriculture.
It also is to promote sustainability and equitable food systems, as we plan to use only organic, fair-trade ingredients.
Finally, the event is a way to display the ideals of food, health and wellness which are the foundations that Kabira is built upon.
Conference/Symposium | March 5 | 9 a.m.-6 p.m. | South Hall
The UC Berkeley School of Information is excited to partner with Stanford University to bring the Women in Data Science (WiDS) conference to Berkeley, California.
The Global Women in Data Science (WiDS) Conference is an annual one-day technical conference based at Stanford, which brings together data scientists and professionals in adjacent fields from around the globe to discuss the latest... More >
Seminar | March 5 | 12-1 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall
Anne Schilling, UC Davis
We provide a unified framework to compute the stationary distribution of any finite irreducible Markov chain or equivalently of any irreducible random walk on a finite semigroup S. Our methods use geometric finite semigroup theory via the Karnofsky-Rhodes and the McCammond expansions of finite semigroups with specified generators; this does not involve any linear algebra. The original Tsetlin... More >
Seminar | March 5 | 12-1 p.m. | 489 Minor Hall
Vasha Dutells Talk Title: Natural Visual Signals and Heterogeneous Networks Optimized to Process Them
Abstract: One of the many mysteries of the retina is its great diversity of neuron types and subtypes. An example of this is the many retinal ganglion cells subtypes that independently tile visual space, creating multiple pathways that transmit different aspects of visual information to the... More >
Seminar | March 5 | 12-1 p.m. | 502 Davis Hall
Ronald Hamburger, SE, Simpson Gumpertz & Heger
Cities and states adopt building codes to protect the public safety. In California this process initiated following the great earthquake of 1906. The primary purpose of early codes was to avoid mass loss of life, whether caused by building collapse or urban conflagration. Most building code requirements have been based on observation of poor performance, and development of rules intended to... More >
Special Event | March 5 – 7, 2018 every day with exceptions | 12-4 p.m. | Online
Chris Ganson, Senior Planner, California Governor's Office of Planning & Research (OPR); Jeannie Lee, Senior Counsel, California Governor's Office of Planning & Research (OPR)
Senate Bill (SB) 743 represents a fundamental shift in the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) transportation impact analysis that has implications for local and regional transportation planning. As required by SB 743, the California Governor's Office of Planning and Research (OPR) has recommended the replacement of vehicle LOS with vehicle miles of travel (VMT) as the new metric for... More >
$145.00 CA Public Agency, $290.00 Standard Fee
Seminar | March 5 | 1-2 p.m. | Soda Hall, 430-438 Wozniak Lounge
Danqi Chen, Ph.D. Candidate, Stanford University
In this talk, I explore novel neural network approaches that open up opportunities for getting a deep understanding of natural language text.
Seminar | March 5 | 1-2 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition
**Seth Shipman**, Harvard University
Seminar | March 5 | 2-4 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall
Dietmar Bisch, Vanderbilt University
I will present constructions of hyperfinite subfactors with infinite representation theory that cannot be recovered from their standard invariant. While it is open how to distinguish such non-amenable subfactors in general, some invariants are known and will be discussed. I hope to convince you that the world of non-amenable, hyperfinite subfactors is extremely interesting.
Seminar | March 5 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 000 Evans Hall
Seminar | March 5 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall
Seminar | March 5 | 2:10-3 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall
Christine Breiner, Fordham University
Constant mean curvature (CMC) surfaces are critical points for the area functional, subject to an enclosed volume constraint. Classical examples include spheres and cylinders. Until the late 1980's the only other known examples were the Wente torus and the rotationally symmetric surfaces of Delaunay. In 1990, Kapouleas developed a gluing construction that produced infinitely many new examples of... More >
Seminar | March 5 | 2:30-3:30 p.m. | Stanford University, Room 384H
Dusa McDuff, Columbia
If one wants to count J-holomorphic curves in a general symplectic manifold, often one cannot get a good count simply by choosing a sufficiently generic J. Instead one needs a more elaborate perturbation scheme in order the define what is known as the virtual moduli cycle or virtual fundamental class, This talk will explain different ways of defining this, mentioning in particular new simpler... More >
Seminar 271, Development: "How Do We Choose Our Identity? A Revealed Preference Approach Using Food Consumption"
Seminar | March 5 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall
Seminar | March 5 | 4-5 p.m. | 102 Moffitt Undergraduate Library
Roderick Little, University of Michigan
I recently taught a course entitled "Seminal Papers and Controversies in Statistics", and Leo Breiman's (2001) article "Statistical Modeling: The Two Cultures" was a very popular paper with students. The paper contrasts the machine learning culture, with it's focus on prediction, with more classical parametric modeling approach to statistics. I am more in the parametric modeling camp, but... More >
Seminar | March 5 | 4-5 p.m. | Stanford University, Room 383N
Andrew Lee, UC Santa Cruz
In this talk we first recall a construction of a moduli space of objects over a Riemann surface, called stable pairs, which carries a symplectic structure. Symplectic geometry in this space allows us to produce a Floer-theoretic invariant of a particular class of 3-manifolds called mapping tori (surface bundles over the circle). Time permitting, we then outline a calculation of this invariant for... More >
Seminar | March 5 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall
David Atkin, MIT
Cultivating the Paddy to Cultivate the Future: Joy and Challenges of a Small Scale Farmer in Rural Japan
Seminar | March 5 | 4-5:15 p.m. | Morgan Hall, Lounge
Nami Yamamoto, Kyoto University
Nami Yamamoto is an urban migrant from Osaka, Japan, who decided to go into the rural area and live there as new dweller with her partner and two young children. She will share the living experiences full of joy and difficulties in search of an alternative lifestyle in a rural village in Japan.
Lecture | March 5 | 4-5 p.m. | 7205 Dwinelle Hall | Note change in date
Rolf Schneider, Ludwig-Maximilian University of Munich
The AHMA Colloquium is a series of informal papers presented in the afternoon in 7205 Dwinelle Hall. It is hosted and organized by graduate students from the Ancient History and Mediterranean Archaeology Graduate Group.
Seminar | March 5 | 4-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall
Alexander Logunov, Institute for Advanced Study
Let \((M,g)\) be a compact Riemannian manifold without boundary. We are interested in asymptotic properties of Laplace eigenfunctions on \(M\) as the eigenvalue \(\lambda \) tends to infinity. The advances of the last few years will be discussed and a survey of interesting open questions will be given.
Lecture | March 5 | 4-5 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium
Ila Fiete, University of Texas at Austin
I will review key aspects of the problem of navigation and describe the brain's circuits that participate in navigation. These circuits contain cells with remarkable responses to spatial variables, and include head-direction cells, grid cells, and place cells. I'll illustrate the head-direction circuit and code across species from insects to mammals. I'll focus on the bizzare, non-local, periodic... More >
Seminar | March 5 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall
Colloquium | March 5 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 2515 Tolman Hall
Ido Roll, Institute for Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, University of British Columbia
Most scaffolding literature advocates for providing novice learners with detailed explicit support. In this talk I will share examples that suggest otherwise, namely, that novice learners benefit more from implicit support for exploration. These examples span diverse STEM topics and student populations. Identifying commonalities across these, I will suggest forms of task and feedback that... More >
Seminar | March 5 | 4-5 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building
Rebecca Tarvin, University of Texas at Austin
Colloquium | March 5 | 4-5:30 p.m. | B-4 Dwinelle Hall
This is the second lecture of the Spring 2018 Slavic Graduate Colloquium lecture series.
Sport - Intercollegiate - Lacrosse | March 5 | 5 p.m. | Memorial Stadium
Cal Lacrosse hosts Robert Morris at Memorial Stadium.
Speak Swahili with your fellow Swahili students and enthusiasts over a drink at Jupiter (check for location updates). This is an informal gathering to connect with other Swahili speakers on campus and in Berkeley. Each person will support their own beverage purchases (water, soda, coffee, tea, beer, etc.), but we will provide the good company! And of course, Swahili speaking only! All skill and... More >
Lecture | March 5 | 5:30-7 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall
MON, MARCH 5, 6:00PM - Wurster Auditorium
UROC DeCal Demystifying the Research Process: Decolonizing Methods in Academic Research (Hosted by UROC: Undergraduate Researchers of Color)
Istifaa Ahmed, UROOC
Ethnic Studies 98/198
Class Time: Mondays, 6pm-8pm, 1/22/18 - 4/30/18
Course Control Number (CCN): 24251
Units: 1-3 units
Student Instructor: Istifaa Ahmed
Welcome to our student-led organization and DeCal, Underrepresented Researchers of Color (UROC) Demystifying the Research Process: Decolonizing Methods in Academic Research! We seek to build a community of researchers of color... More >
Information Session | March 5 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)
Accenture Labs incubates and prototypes new concepts through applied R&D projects that are expected to have a significant strategic impact on Accenture and its clients. Our dedicated team of technologists and researchers work with leaders across the company and business partners to invest in, incubate, and deliver breakthrough ideas and solutions that help our clients create new sources of... More >
Lecture | March 5 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Gina Pell, Content Chief, The What; Susan Hoffman, Director, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, UC Berkeley
While the world argues about who, or which generation, is relevant ... Gina Pell, tech entrepreneur and Berkeley alum, offers has coined the term Perennials to describe an ever-blooming group of people of ALL ages, stripes, and types who transcend stereotypes and make connections with each other and the world around them. Perennials don't let age define their interests, tastes, social behavior,... More >
Special Event | January 2 – December 4, 2018 the first Tuesday of the month every month | UC 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 Gardens 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.
-Im only in Berkeley for one day from... More >
Meeting | October 31, 2017 – May 15, 2018 every Tuesday with exceptions | 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Berkeley Youth Alternatives (BYA)
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.
Seminar | March 6 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition
Andrew Oberst, University of Washington, Department of Immunology
This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH
Seminar | March 6 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall
One of the main principles underlying fluorescent sensors is based on PET (photoinduced electron transfer), according to which a switching on of fluorescence in response to chemical1 and biochemical2 analytes can be designed. Since its generalization in Colombo, Sri Lanka, it has now grown to involve 350 laboratories around the world. Some of these sensor systems are serving in critical care... More >
Special Event | March 6 | 12-5 p.m. | 405 Moffitt Undergraduate Library
Wikimedias race and gender trouble is well-documented. While the reasons for the gap are up for debate, the practical effect of this disparity is not: content is skewed by the lack of participation by women and underrepresented groups. This adds up to an alarming absence in an important repository of shared knowledge.
The End of Gold? Monetary Metals Studied at the Planetary and Human Scale During the Classical Gold Standard Era
Lecture | March 6 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall
Andrea Westermann, GHI West. The Pacific Regional Office of the German Historical Institude Washington DC
Andrea Westermann analyzes an early case of global mineral resource appraisal: In 1877, Eduard Suess, a professor of geology from Vienna published The Future of Gold (Die Zukunft des Goldes). In 1892, the year the Austrian Government convened an expert commission to discuss its Empire's transition from a 40-year period of inconvertible paper money to a gold coinage standard, he published his... More >
Meeting | March 6 | 12-1 p.m. | Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center
How can we best support and enhance the student experience at UC Berkeley? The strategic planning effort's working group devoted to the student experience is seeking input from the community.
Workshop | March 6 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Institute for the Study of Societal Issues
2420 Bowditch Street, Berkeley, CA 94720
In its forty years of existence, the Graduate Fellows Program (GFP) has provided an interdisciplinary research and training environment as a complement to, and resource for, UC Berkeley graduate programs in the social sciences and professional schools. Over 150 UC Berkeley graduate students have completed their doctoral studies and gone on to distinguished academic careers that have significantly... More >
Meeting | February 20, 2018 – January 5, 2021 every Tuesday | 12:15-1 p.m. | 3110 Tang Center, University Health Services
The Mindfulness Meditation Group meets every Tuesday at 12:15-1:00 pm at 3110 Tang Center on campus. All campus-affiliated people are welcome to join us on a drop-in basis, no registration or meditation experience necessary. We start with a short reading on meditation practice, followed by 30 minutes of silent sitting, and end with a brief discussion period.
MVZ LUNCH SEMINAR - Rebecca Tarvin: A glimpse into the evolution of aposematism through Epipedobates poison frogs
Seminar | March 6 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 VLSB, Grinnell-Miller Library
MVZ/IB Faculty Search. 12:30 - 1:30 pm in the Grinnell-Miller Library. Enter through the MVZ's Main Office, 3101 Valley Life Sciences Building, and please let the receptionist know you are there for the seminar. The library is located in the rear of the Museum on the north side - follow the orange directional signs.
Can agriculture technologies change gender dynamics and food security? Pump it Up for the Womens Community Gardens in Zimbabwe
Colloquium | March 6 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall
This is a meeting of the weekly colloquium for the Center for African Studies.
Development Lunch: "Income and Democratic Attitudes" and "Taxation Toward Representation: Evidence from (Re)starting Municipal Tax Collection and Voter Participation in Haiti"
Seminar | March 6 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall
Eric Hsu; Ben Krause
Seminar | March 6 | 12:40-2 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall
Ian Agol, UC Berkeley
We'll continue discussing Kronheimer-Mrowka's J# invariant of spatial webs and foams.
Course | January 16 – May 3, 2018 every Tuesday & Thursday | 2-3:30 p.m. | 102 Wurster Hall
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.
Seminar | March 6 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall
Ben Enke, Harvard University
Workshop | March 6 | 3:30-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (#430)
Join Katie Crawford, Engineering Career Counselor at the Cal Career Center for an interactive resume workshop for first and second year computer science/EECS students. Learn do's and don'ts, what to include when you have little or no experience, and tips for finding opportunities. Feel free to bring your laptop/surface to work on your materials in real time!
All students welcome!
Student Harmonic Analysis and PDE Seminar (HADES): Zeroes of harmonic functions and propagation of smallness
Seminar | March 6 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall
Aleksandr Logunov, Institute for Advanced Study
The classical Liouville theorem claims that any positive harmonic function in $R^n$ is a constant function. Nadirashvili conjectured that any non-constant harmonic function in $R^3$ has a zero set of infinite area. The conjecture is true and the following principle holds for harmonic functions: "the faster the function grows the bigger the area of its zero set is" and vice versa. Propagation of... More >
Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: A new residual intersection phenomenon
Seminar | March 6 | 3:45-5 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall
David Eisenbud, UC Berkeley
Residual intersection theory works well for ideals like the ideal of $p\times p$ minors of a generic $p \times (p+1)$ matrix, but fails for some very nice ideals, such as the ideal of $2 \times 2$ minors of a $2\times n$ matrix for n greater than $3$. Poking around for what might be true, Bernd Ulrich and I stumbled on a new phenomenon that seems to be rather general. We are far from proving all... More >
Seminar | March 6 | 4-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, HP Auditorium, 306 Soda Hall
Negar Reiskarimian, Ph.D. Candidate, Columbia University
Lorentz reciprocity is a fundamental characteristic of the vast majority of electronic and photonic structures. In this talk, I will present a novel approach to break Lorentz reciprocity based on linear periodically-time- varying (LPTV) circuits.
Colloquium | March 6 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 2515 Tolman Hall
Leah Buechley, Rural/Digital
In my career as a researcher and designer Ive worked to nurture young peoples interests by engaging them in creative activities that blend technology and art. Ive focused primarily on what young people do outside of school, guided by the belief that the things kids are most interested in and excited about shape their lives as much as the classes that they take. Ive mostly evaded the political... More >
Harold S. Johnston Seminar in Physical Chemistry: Exploring uncharted regions of atmospheric reaction pathways
Seminar | March 6 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall
Alkene ozonolysis is a primary oxidation pathway for alkenes emitted into the troposphere and also an important source of atmospheric hydroxyl radicals. Alkene ozonolysis takes place on a reaction path with multiple minima and barriers along the way to OH products. In particular, a key reaction intermediate, known as the Criegee intermediate, R1R2COO, had eluded detection until very recently. In... More >
Lecture | March 6 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall | Canceled
Admiral Dennis C. Blair, Former Director of National Intelligence
Admiral Dennis Blair currently serves as a director and advisor to National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR), Sasakawa Peace Foundation, the Commission on the Theft of American Intellectual Property, the Energy Security Leadership Council of Securing Americas Future Energy, and Freedom House. Admiral Blair has also served on the Institute for Defense Analyses, a federally funded research and... More >
Performing Arts - Music | March 6 | 4-6 p.m. | Women's Faculty Club, Stebbins Lounge
Candace Johnson, Music Department
Candace Johnson with pianist Ben Flint performs a variety of songs from a wide range of traditions - classical, jazz and musical theater.
Make reservations by calling Front Desk at 510-642-4175, or by emailing Front Desk at email@example.com by March 5.
Special Event | March 6 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, Booth Auditorium
The Consumer Advocacy and Protection Society and the Center for Consumer Law and Economic Justice
Please join us in welcoming Ralph Nader to speak about Consumer Law in the 21st Century. This event will feature a Q&A session. Free and open to the public, all are welcome. Sponsored by the Consumer Advocacy and Protection Society and the Center for Consumer Law and Economic Justice.
Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: Applications of the Excess intersection formula
Seminar | March 6 | 5-6 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall
Irit Huq-Kuruvilla, UC Berkeley
In this talk, we introduce the excess intersection formula and use it to compute the number of cubics tangent to $5$ given ones. If there is more time, we will discuss intersections of surfaces in a curve and discrete points
Lecture | March 6 | 5-6 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium
William Nazaroff, Daniel Tellep Distinguished Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering Dept., UC Berkeley
This lecture features three vignettes that illustrate recent advances in knowledge about the air we breathe. The advanced analytical capability combined with deep domain knowledge is yielding surprising new insights about the composition of the air around us.
Film - Feature | March 6 | 5-9 p.m. | David Brower Center, Goldman Theater
Troy Duster, Emeritus, Chancellor's Professor of Sociology, UC Berkeley; Mel Y. Chen, Associate Professor of Gender & Women's Studies, UC Berkeley; Rosemarie Garland-Thomson, Professor of English, Emory University; Osagie Obasogie, Professor of Public Health, UC Berkeley
Karen Nakamura, Professor of Anthropology, UC Berkeley
Join us as we revisit Gattacathe dystopian vision of a vastly unequal future that continues to shape our discussions of human genetic technologies 20 years after its release.
Workshop | March 6 | 5:30-7 p.m. | International House, Robert Sproul Room
As you spend more time in the US and UC Berkeley as an international student, you will start to see a shift in the way you speak, think, and present yourself. Welcome to your version 2.0!
In this session of What's Up with That?, we will discuss how to manage and deal with these changes.
Special Event | March 6 | 6-7:30 p.m. | International House
The Berkeley Forum
Race, celebrity, wealth, and the constraints of public officials were all brought to the forefront of the media in the decade-defining 1994 O.J. Simpson trial. Nearly 25 years later, these same aspects of the trial continue to be mainstay in the American legal system. In his talk, Christopher Darden, one of the prosecutors in the case, will address the ever-present challenges of maneuvering both... More >
Lecture | March 6 | 7-8:30 p.m. | 210 Wurster Hall
Joseph Slusky, an artist, sculptor and faculty member in the College of Environmental Design for more than thirty years will discuss his sculpture and two-dimensional work spanning a period of over fifty years.
Lecture | March 6 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Wurster Hall, 210 - Environmental Design Library Atrium
Joseph Slusky, an artist, sculptor and faculty member in the College of Environmental Design for over thirty years will discuss his sculpture and two-dimensional work spanning a period of over fifty years. Five of his sculptures are on permanent display in the Environmental Design Library. Professor Slusky will trace the historic roots of his work and the journey of subconscious exploration.
Sport - Intercollegiate - Baseball/Softball | March 6 | 7:05 p.m. | Evans Field
Cal Baseball hosts Xavier at Evans Diamond.