<< March 2018 >>

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Asphalt Pavement Materials, Design, Construction, and Maintenance

Special Event | February 27 – March 1, 2018 every day | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Holiday Inn, Rancho Cordova

 11269 Point East Drive, Rancho Cordova, CA 95742

 James Signore, PhD, PE, Associate, NCE; Irwin Guada, Laboratory and Field Operations Manager, UC Pavement Research Center - Berkeley; Frank Farshidi, PhD, Project Manager, City of San Jose

 Technology Transfer Program

This three-day course is aimed at covering the full range of topics related to asphalt concrete pavements from materials and mix design to construction, maintenance, and rehabilitation. Asphalt concrete pavements are a vital part of an agency's assets and constitute about 90% of the local streets in California. The numerous topics in this class will be presented in sufficient detail to assist the...   More >

$475.00 CA Public Agency, $950.00 Standard Fee

  Register online or by calling 510-643-4393, or by emailing registrar-techtransfer@berkeley.edu

Econ 235, Financial Economics: Topic Forthcoming

Seminar | March 1 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | C330 Haas School of Business

 Ariel Zetlin-Jones, Carnegie Mellon University

 Department of Economics

Joint with the Haas Finance Seminar

Oliver E. Williamson Seminar

Seminar | March 1 | 12-1:30 p.m. | C325 Haas School of Business

 Davide Cantoni, Munich

 Department of Economics

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

ESPM Seminar Series - Joe McBride

Seminar | March 1 | 12-1 p.m. | 132 Mulford Hall

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

ESPM Professor Emeritus Joe McBride shares his talk, "Here today and gone tomorrow: California street trees and climate change"

Coffee will be served at 11:30 in 139 Mulford Hall

This event is open to the public.

Lunch Poems: Rosa Alcalá

Reading - Literary | March 1 | 12:10-12:50 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Library

 Rosa Alcalá

 Lunch Poems, Library

A poetry reading by Rosa Alcalá.

Seminar 217, Risk Management: The role of dynamic and static volatility interruptions: Evidence from the Korean stock markets

Seminar | March 1 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Speaker: Kyong Shik Eom, UC Berkeley

 Center for Risk Management Research

We conduct a comprehensive analysis on the sequential introductions of dynamic and static volatility interruption (VI) in the Korean stock markets. The Korea Exchange introduced VIs to improve price formation, and to limit damage to investors from brief periods of abnormal volatility, for individual stocks. We find that dynamic VI is effective in stabilizing markets and price discovery, while the...   More >

IB Seminar: Non-B DNA affects polymerization speed and error rate in sequencers and living cells

Seminar | March 1 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Kateryna Makova, The Pennsylvania State University

 Department of Integrative Biology

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 >

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.

Computational Design for the Next Manufacturing Revolution

Seminar | March 1 | 3-4 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, 310 - Banatao Auditorium

 Adriana Schulz, Ph.D. Candidate, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

In my talk, I argue that the field of computational design is essential for the next revolution in manufacturing. To build increasingly functional, complex and integrated products, we need to create design tools that allow their users to efficiently explore high-dimensional design spaces by optimizing over a set of performance objectives that can be measured only by expensive computations.

Dr. Julia Fukuyama, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Institute: Using Phylogenetic Information to Understand the Microbiome

Seminar | March 1 | 3-4 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center

 Center for Computational Biology, Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Abstract:
Transcription, the fundamental cellular process by which DNA is copied to RNA, is tightly regulated in healthy human development but frequently dysregulated in disease. During or shortly after transcription, regions known as “introns” are spliced out of the RNA to produce mature “messenger” RNA. Massively parallel sequencing of RNA (RNA-seq) has become a ubiquitous technology in...   More >

Mathematics Department Colloquium: Combinatorics, Categorification, and Crystals

Colloquium | March 1 | 4-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Monica Vazirani, UC Davis

 Department of Mathematics

Categorification attempts to replace sets or algebraic and geometric structures with more general categories. It has enjoyed amazing successes, such as Khovanov homology categorifying the Jones polynomial knot invariant, KLR algebras categorifying quantum groups, or Soergel bimodules categorifying Hecke algebras. Many of the algebras we see in categorification can be described diagrammatically,...   More >

California Through Native Eyes: Reclaiming History

Colloquium | March 1 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, 220 Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union

 William J. Bauer, Jr., Professor, Department of History,, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

 Center for Native American Issues Research on, American Indian Graduate Student Association, American Indian Graduate Program, Native American Student Development, Department of Ethnic Studies

In 1935, Concow Austin McLaine, of northern California’s Round Valley Reservation, told an oral tradition about Lizard, who saw smoke wafting up from West Mountain, now known as Lassen Peak. The people in Lizard’s town planned to steal fire from Eagle, who selfishly kept the fire under his wings. The people teamed up, stole the fire, and raced with it back to town. Before they reached their...   More >

Robert Louis Stevenson in Samoa

Lecture | March 1 | 4-6:30 p.m. | 306 Wheeler Hall

 Joseph Farrell

 Department of English, C. 19 & Beyond British Cultural Studies Working Group

The C.19 & Beyond British Cultural Studies Working Group is pleased to invite you all to hear our guest speaker Joe Farrell present work from his forthcoming book, "Robert Louis Stevenson in Samoa," which analyzes the author's final years in Samoa and his relationship to British Colonialism.

Fireside Chat with Tom Siebel: AI and IoT at Industrial Scale

Panel Discussion | March 1 | 4-6 p.m. |  UCSC Silicon Valley Campus

 3175 Bowers Avenue, Santa Clara, CA 95054

 Tom Siebel, C3 IoT

 CITRIS and the Banatao Institute

Please join us for our launch of the CITRIS Silicon Valley Forum 2018 while we share our innovative, cross-disciplinary research. Forums will be held the first Thursday of each month, starting March 1, to discuss emerging trends in high-impact technology from the source. Our Spring 2018 series begins with a "Fireside Chat" about AI and IoT at Industrial Scale, featuring visionary entrepreneur...   More >

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  Register online by March 3.

Seminar 291, Department: What You Lose When You Lose Your Job: The Lasting Impacts of Unemployment

Panel Discussion | March 1 | 4-6 p.m. |  2521 Channing Way (Inst. for Res. on Labor & Employment)

 Jennie Brand, UCLA

 Department of Economics

The discussion will be moderated by Danny Yagan of the UC Berkeley Economics Department and Sandra Smith of IRLE. You must register to attend. Click on title above to register.

What You Lose When You Lose Your Job: The Lasting Impacts of Unemployment

Lecture | March 1 | 4-6 p.m. |  2521 Channing Way (Inst. for Res. on Labor & Employment)

 Jennie Brand, Professor of Sociology, UCLA

 Danny Yagan, Professor of Economics, UC Berkeley

 Sandra Smith, Director, Institute for Research on Labor and Employment

 Institute of Research on Labor & Employment, Center for the Study of Law and Society, Department of Economics, Berkeley Population Center

As the US economy improves, the unemployment rate continues to fall. But job loss has far-reaching and long-lasting consequences, and many Americans are still dealing with the economic, social, and psychological effects of layoffs. Professor Brand will explore the complex ways that the shock of job loss impacts workers’ career achievement, economic outcomes, and wellbeing, and how these effects...   More >

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WEBINAR: F-1 Optional Practical Training (OPT) Question and Answer Session

Workshop | March 1 | 4-5 p.m. |  Online Webinar

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

If you are graduating soon and have questions about applying for F-1 employment eligibility after you graduate, then sign up for this ONLINE Webinar. We'll do a brief overview of the OPT application process and timelines, followed by a Question and Answer session.

Prior to attending this webinar, you need to review the OPT Tutorial...   More >

Mosse-Lecture: Can Architecture Be Democratic?: 2nd Annual Mosse-Lecture

Lecture | March 1 | 4:30 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Jan-Werner Mueller, Professor, Political Science, Princeton University

 Martin Jay, Professor, History, UC Berkeley

 Department of German, The Mosse Foundation

Many people have an intuitive sense that the built environment is bound up with politics. The lecture poses the question how we might think more systematically (and normatively) about the relationship between democracy and architecture as well as public spaces as a particular form of the built environment.

Leaving Religion and Losing Culture: Secular Conversion among Hispanic Freethinkers, Black Atheists, and Ex-Muslims: Joseph Blankholm

Lecture | March 1 | 5 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens

 Townsend Center for the Humanities, Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion

Relying on years of ethnographic research among avowedly secular people, Blankholm argues that becoming secular is a transformative process akin to conversion, and that secular Americans who are not white or who convert from non-Christian religions face unique challenges that lead to new forms of secularism.

Buddhism and Social Discrimination in Japan

Colloquium | March 1 | 5-7 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Hank Glassman, Associate Professor, Haverford College; Jessica Main, Associate Professor, University of British Columbia; Jessica Starling, Assistant Professor, Lewis & Clark College

 Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Center for Buddhist Studies

"Kegawarashii: Discrimination against Funeral Workers in Japan, Medieval and Modern". Hank Glassman, Associate Professor, Haverford College
"Public Health and Propaganda: Shin Buddhism and the Campaign to Eradicate Leprosy in the 1930s". Jessica Main, Associate Professor, University of British Columbia
"Practicing Ethics in Contemporary Shin Buddhism: Deconstructing Stigma at a Former...   More >

HTNM: "The Software Arts" with Warren Sacks

Lecture | March 1 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 470 Stephens Hall

 Warren Sacks, UCSC

 Center for New Media

Sacks argues computing grew out of the arts. This argument will be a provocation for some, especially for those who see a bright line dividing the “two cultures” of the arts and the sciences. For others, the argument will not seem provocative at all.

Amita Shastri | Political Parties in Sri Lanka: Change and Continuity

Reading - Nonfiction | March 1 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Amita Shastri, Professor of the Department of Political Science, San Francisco State University

 Sanchita B. Saxena, Executive Director, Institute for South Asia Studies; Director, Subir and Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies

A lecture by Dr. Amita Shastri on her latest publication, Political Parties in Sri Lanka: Change and Continuity (Oxford University Press-India, 2018).

San Joaquin County: Cal vs Arizona State Viewing Party

Social Event | March 1 | 5-8 p.m. |  Valley Brew

 157 W Adams Street, Stockton, CA 95204

 Cal Alumni Association, Cal Club of San Joaquin County

We hope you join us to watch the Cal Bears play the Arizona State Sun Devils. We will provide appetizers and drinks for those wearing blue and gold.

Why Africa Matters to U.S. National Security

Special Event | March 1 | 5:30-7 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium

 Grant Harris, CEO, Harris Africa Partners LLC

 Center for African Studies, Institute of International Studies, Department of Political Science, Institute of Governmental Studies

Grant Harris is CEO of Harris Africa Partners LLC and advises companies on doing business in Africa. From 2011 to 2015, Harris served as Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for African Affairs at the White House. Harris previously worked at the White House under President Bill Clinton and served twice at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations. Harris holds a J.D. from Yale Law...   More >

  RSVP online or or by emailing Tami Driver at asc@berkeley.edu

Camp and Campus

Conference/Symposium | March 1 | 5:30-7 p.m. | 554 Barrows Hall

 Joyce Nao Takahashi

 Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Asian American & Asian Diaspora Studies 122, UC Berkeley Japanese American Studies Advisory Committee, Japanese American Women Alumnae of UC Berkeley

Cal alumna, Joyce Nao Takahashi (’55) was born in Berkeley, California, the second daughter of alumni, Henry (’26) and Barbara (’30) Takahashi. She grew up in Berkeley, with the exception of the “war years”, which she spent in Tanforan, California, Topaz, Utah and Chicago, Illinois. She graduated from Berkeley High School, and the University of California, Berkeley and received a Ph. D....   More >

Ferdinand de Saussure and the Phonic Harmony of Archaic Latin Poetry: Sather Lecture #4

Lecture | March 1 | 5:30 p.m. |  Alumni House | Note change in time and location

 Maurizio Bettini, Università degli Studi di Siena

 Department of Classics

The Uncondemned: Screening and panel Q&A

Film - Documentary | March 1 | 5:30-7 p.m. | 140 Boalt Hall, School of Law

 Kim Thuy Seelinger, Sexual Violence Program Director, Human Rights Center at Berkeley Law; Eric Stover, Faculty Director, Human Rights Center at Berkeley Law

 Human Rights Center, Boalt Hall Committee for Human Rights

The Uncondemned tells the gripping story of the young international lawyers, activists, and survivors who did at the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda what had never been done before: prosecute rape as an international war crime. A Q&A will follow the film with Kim Thuy Seelinger and Eric Stover of the Human Rights Center at Berkeley Law.

  RSVP online

SOLD OUT - The Science of Cannabis: Cannabis as Medicine

Lecture | March 1 | 6-7:30 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

What are the potential therapeutic benefits of Cannabis to ameliorate physical and psychological illnesses? Because of the constraints on conducting medical research on Cannabis and related products, much available information is empirical and has not been subjected to the rigors of the scientific method.

$30 / $25 UCBG Members / $15 Current students

 SOLD OUT.

Annual Chinese New Year Banquet

Special Event | March 1 | 6-9 p.m. |  China Village

 1335 Solano Avenue, Albany, CA 94706

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

[RSVP LIST IS CLOSED] 祝大家春節快樂! Please join the Center for Chinese Studies for our annual celebration of Chinese Lunar New Year. Let us welcome the Year of the Dog with good food, prizes, and interesting conversations with old and new friends.

Pre-payment is REQUIRED. $30 faculty & community; $15 students and UC staff; $8 for children.

 PRE-PAYMENT REQUIRED. Make reservations by calling 510-643-6322, or by emailing ccs-vs@berkeley.edu

2018 Year of the Dog

Pioneering Tech Journalist and Author Kara Swisher: Can Silicon Valley Be Tamed?

Lecture | March 1 | 6:15-7:45 p.m. |  Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center

 Graduate School of Journalism, Taube Philanthropies

Seating is first come, first served. Advance registration does not guarantee seating.

About Kara Swisher
Kara Swisher is one of the country's most influential journalists covering Silicon Valley, the focus of her reporting for over two decades. She is the executive editor of Recode, host of the Recode Decode podcast and co-executive producer of the high-profile Code Conference. Swisher...   More >

  RSVP online by February 26.

Lyft Tech Talk and Info-Session

Information Session | March 1 | 6:15-7:30 p.m. |  The House

 2560 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Come hear about Lyft's autonomous self-driving efforts! Free food, resume drop, and meet the team!

Can Silicon Valley Be Tamed?: Pioneer Tech Reporter Kara Swisher on Tech Industry and Social Responsibility

Presentation | March 1 | 6:15-7:45 p.m. |  Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center

 Kara Swisher, Recode

 Graduate School of Journalism

The first Annual Esther Wojcicki '61 Lectureship in Journalism will feature Kara Swisher, one of the country's most influential journalists covering Silicon Valley for over two decades.

  RSVP by emailing Maura Smith at maurasmith@berkeley.edu by February 28.

Kara Swisher, Pionerring Tech Reporter

Film: The Seventh Seal

Film - Feature | March 1 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

A medieval knight challenges Death to a game of chess in Bergman’s iconic work of cinematic philosophy. “A magically powerful film” (Pauline Kael).

Full: Daktari

Performing Arts - Music | March 1 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 BAMPFA

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Daktari Dance Medicine Collective explores the mediums of drum, movement, meditation, and ritual, illuminating the African spirit.

Oh My Sweet Land: A Play and Conversation on the Syrian Conflict

Performing Arts - Theater | March 1 | 7-9 p.m. |  Anthony Hall

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Golden Thread Productions

Join the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and Golden Thread Productions for a performance of the play Oh My Sweet Land, followed by food sharing and community conversation. Called “extraordinary” by The Guardian, this tour-de-force solo show, based on interviews with Syrian refugees in Jordan, takes an unflinching and personal look at the Syrian refugee crisis, and the brutal war that led up to it.

 RSVP required. As seating is very limited at this free event. priority will be given to UC Berkeley students, faculty, and staff. More information: https://ohmysweetland.eventbrite.com

  RSVP online by February 26.

Friday, March 2, 2018

Workshop on Tannishō Commentarial Materials

Conference/Symposium | March 2 – 4, 2018 every day |  Jodo Shinshu Center

 2140 Durant Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Center for Buddhist Studies, Otani University, Ryukoku University, BCA Center for Buddhist Education, Institute of Buddhist Studies

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 >

Espalier and Pollarding Techniques

Lecture | March 2 | 10-11:30 a.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join UCBG's landscape horticulturist, Mathew McMillan for a talk on the history, advantages, and techniques to espalier and pollard trees.

$20 / $15 UCBG Member

  Register online

Qigong with Director Eric Siegel

Workshop | March 2 | 10-11 a.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join UCBG Director, Eric Siegel, for a morning practice in Qigong (pronounced cheegong), a form of meditative exercise with repeated movements, gently stretching the core and limbs and building body awareness.

Free with Garden Admission

  Register online

WEBINAR: Planning Ahead: F-1 Employment Authorization for Off-Campus Internships

Workshop | March 2 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Online Webinar

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Understand how F-1 students can apply for off-campus work authorization for internships and employment related to their major field of study.

Attendees are expected to have watched the F-1 Guide to CPT Video here before attending the webinar: http://internationaloffice.berkeley.edu/students/current/f-1/curricular_practical_training

Please come prepared with your questions.

Determinants and Consequences of the Need for Explanation

Colloquium | March 2 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

 Emily Liquin, UC Berkeley

 Department of Psychology

30 minute research talk by graduate student

Symplectic Geometry and Mirror Symmetry Seminar: Wall-crossing formulae for LG potentials

Seminar | March 2 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Dmitry Tonkonog, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

I will discuss an "umbrella" wall-crossing theorem for Landau-Ginzburg potentials of monotone Lagrangian submanifolds. I will try to cover two proof methods (using the relative Fukaya category and the Borman-Sheridan class) and/or some applications. Most of the material is joint work with James Pascaleff.

The Killing Season: A History of the Indonesian Massacres, 1965-66

Lecture | March 2 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Geoffrey Robinson, Professor of History, UCLA

 Center for Southeast Asia Studies

Prof. Robinson will discuss his new book, which examines the shocking anti-leftist purge that gripped Indonesia in 1965–66, leaving some 500,000 people dead and more than one million others in detention. The book will be available for sale at the end of the lecture.

Geoff Robinson

Labor Lunch Seminar: Measuring the Impacts of Teacher and School Quality on Crime

Seminar | March 2 | 12-1 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Jon Schellenberg, UCB

 Center for Labor Economics

“Engineering Biology to Make Novel Medicines”

Seminar | March 2 | 12-1 p.m. |  Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center

 César de la Fuente-Nunez, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 Bioengineering (BioE)

Proteins perform the cellular tasks required for life. The great variety of their biological activity is due in part to their vast combinatorial space: 20n, n being the number of amino acids present in any given peptide chain and 20 being the number of natural amino acid monomer building blocks. Yet we do not have the tools to properly engineer these diverse molecules. One approach is to start...   More >

On-Campus MEng Info Session

Information Session | March 2 | 12-1 p.m. | 203 McLaughlin Hall

 Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership

The Berkeley MEng is a one-year accelerated program that strives to develop engineering leaders who are able to draw equally on their managerial and technical strengths, as they tackle major technological challenges and create innovative solutions in real-world settings. Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership staff will lead the session and current MEng students will share their first-hand...   More >

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Consequences of Groundwater Sustainability in California: Environmental Engineering Seminar

Seminar | March 2 | 12-1 p.m. | 534 Davis Hall

 Jeff Mount, Senior Fellow, Public Policy Institute of California

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

Jacobs Design Conversations: Allison Arieff

Lecture | March 2 | 12-1 p.m. | 310 Jacobs Hall

 Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation

Allison Arieff, editorial director of SPUR and contributing opinion writer for the New York Times, will speak on “Solving All the Wrong Problems” as part of the Jacobs Design Conversations series.

Beyond Insiders and Outsiders: Rethinking Nationalism and the Politics of “Othering” in the Modern Balkans

Lecture | March 2 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 270 Stephens Hall

 Edin Hajdarpasic, Associate Professor of History, Loyola University

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

During the nineteenth century, Serbian and Croatian national movements defined themselves against the specter of “the Turk.” Yet even as they explicitly named “the Turks” as sworn enemies, many Serbian-Croatian nationalists simultaneously described Bosnian Turks or Muslims as their “brothers,” pointing to their shared language, traditions, and ancestry. As one leading South Slavic nationalist...   More >

Solid State Technology and Devices Seminar: Emerging Cell Architectures in Crystalline Silicon Photovoltaics

Seminar | March 2 | 1-2 p.m. | Cory Hall, 521 Hogan Room

 James Bullock, University of California, Berkeley

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

In the last 5 years the crystalline silicon photovoltaic research community has produced a number of significant breakthroughs, including a string of new efficiency records and a broadening in device architectural diversity. This talk focuses on recent innovations from the Javey group which have contributed towards this trend, including the development of Dopant-free Asymmetric Heterocontact...   More >

Talking About Combinatorial Objects Student Seminar: The geometry of Coxeter groups

Seminar | March 2 | 1-2 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Nic Brody, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

There are many exciting areas of research in the combinatorial properties of Coxeter groups, but that's not what this talk is about. I will review some fundamental concepts of geometric group theory, and sketch the proofs that Coxeter groups are CAT(0) and cubulated. I will describe "alternative" that the class of Coxeter groups satisfy: a Coxeter group either contains a surface subgroup or has a...   More >

Archaeology Agencies Panel Workshop: Archaeological careers with government agencies and utilities

Workshop | March 2 | 1:30-4 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Archaeological Research Facility

A public round table discussion of how governmental and agency
businesses engage with archaeology and archaeologists.

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 >

Publishing chemistry and materials research in Nature: an editor’s perspective

Seminar | March 2 | 2-3 p.m. | Hildebrand Hall, Library room 100D

 Claire Hansell, Nature

 College of Chemistry

The time between manuscript submission and the binary outcomes of acceptance or rejection can often seem like a black box of intrigue, witchcraft, denial, confusion and much more. However, that is not the intended external face of peer review, and editors make judgements on what is best for any given manuscript every day based on just a few rational principles. Claire Hansell is a senior editor...   More >

Currents and Phases in Quantum Rings: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | March 2 | 2-3 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Prof. Kathryn Moler, Stanford University, Physics & Applied Physics

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

Emergent phenomena in quantum systems often exhibit magnetic signatures. In this talk, I will describe how to use the current in a ring to access fundamental and topological properties of quantum states of charge-carrying particles.

Applying a magnetic flux through a ring creates a phase gradient, in response to which a current flows, creating magnetic fields that we measure with a scanning...   More >

Clark Kerr Garden Open Hours

Tour/Open House | February 2 – May 11, 2018 every Friday | 2:30-4:30 p.m. |  Clark Kerr Campus

 Campus Gardens

The Clark Kerr Garden is managed by Gardener Susanne Weisman along with the Cal Dining Sustainability Team Garden Coordinators and committed volunteers. Clark Kerr contains a culinary garden, an orchard, and continually growing edible landscaping.

Our goal is to be a space where anyone can hang out, pass through, learn something, collaborate, and enjoy food together. We hold skills training...   More >

Composition Colloquium: Du Yun

Colloquium | March 2 | 3 p.m. | 250 Morrison Hall

 Department of Music

Du Yun (traditional Chinese: 杜韻, simplified Chinese: 杜韵, born June 18, 1977) is a Chinese born international composer, multi-instrumentalist, vocalist and performance artist. She won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Music for her opera Angel's Bone.

Du Yun was born in Shanghai, China. She began studying piano at the age of four, attending the primary school Shanghai...   More >

MENA Salon: Press "Freedom" as Diplomacy: Turkish-German Relations

Workshop | March 2 | 3-4 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

On February 16, a court in Istanbul ordered the release of German-Turkish journalist Deniz Yücel after 366 days of pre-trial detention. Yücel’s release, following months of lobbying by the German government, marks rare good news for jailed journalists in Turkey, which is now ranked the world’s worst jailer of journalists, with around 160 held in detention according to the Turkish Journalists’...   More >

Three Progress Reports

Seminar | March 2 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 107 South Hall

 Anushah Hossain, Ankeet Shankar, and Michael Buckland

 Information, School of

Progress reports on three projects, presented by Anushah Hossein, Ankeet Shankar, and Michael Buckland.

Who are the humans kept out by CAPTCHAs?
Anushah Hossain
Are web services provided by global companies equally accessible to internet users across the world? Anecdotal evidence suggests that there are significant barriers to viewing and using websites in developing regions....   More >

BASF Seminar in the Chemical Sciences: Carbon Based Nanosciences

Seminar | March 2 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Hongjie Dai, Department of Chemistry, Stanford University

 College of Chemistry

This talk will review our work on nanosciences based on carbon. I will first briefly review our earlier work of carbon nanomaterials including carbon nanotubes and graphene nanoribbons, and then focus on fluorescence imaging in the previously unexplored 1000-1700 nm NIR-II window to benefit from greatly suppressed photon scattering at long wavelengths. We show that NIR-II imaging is novel with up...   More >

Managing Transportation in a New Era of Innovation

Lecture | March 2 | 4 p.m. | 502 Davis Hall

 Jeff Morales, ITS Senior Fellow

 Institute of Transportation Studies

Abstract: A combination of forces is affecting the development and delivery of infrastructure and transportation services and presenting the industry with new challenges. Forces such as politics, budgetary constraints, organizational and workforce issues, and technology continue to change and require innovative approaches and solutions. With a new and different level of engagement by the private...   More >

Student / postdoc PDE seminar: Monotonicity formulas for elliptic and parabolic PDE 2

Seminar | March 2 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Tim Laux, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

QB3 Postdoc Seminar

Seminar | March 2 | 4:30-5:30 p.m. | 177 Stanley Hall

 QB3 - California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences

Speaker: Shion An Lim (Susan Marqusee lab)

Investigating the evolution of protein biophysical properties by ancestral sequence reconstruction

Abstract
How do properties of proteins evolve over time? The biophysical properties of proteins affect a protein's biological function and fitness and are encoded by their amino acid sequence. Therefore, we can imagine that these properties will...   More >

Berta Didn't Die, She Multiplied: Film Screening and Discussion

Film - Documentary | March 2 | 5 p.m. | 160 Kroeber Hall

 Silvio Carrillo, a filmmaker, producer, and the nephew of Berta Cáceres; Roxanna Altholz, an international human rights lawyer, and author of the recent Dam Violence: The Plan That Killed Berta Cáceres

 Center for Latin American Studies

Join CLAS for a screening of the documentary on the legacy of Berta Cáceres, the indigenous Honduran environmental activist. After the screening, there will be a discussion featuring Silvio Carrillo, a filmmaker, producer, and the nephew of Berta Cáceres, and Roxanna Altholz, an international human rights lawyer, and co-author of the recent Dam Violence: The Plan That Killed Berta Cáceres.

(Image courtesy of Mutual Aid Media.)

Film Screening: Act and Punishment

Film - Documentary | March 2 | 6-8 p.m. | 188 Dwinelle Hall

 Evgeny Mitta, Visual Artist, Documentary Filmmaker, Scenographer, and Actor

 Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES), Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, Townsend Center for the Humanities, Film & Media Studies

Act and Punishment is a documentary that historically and culturally grounds the protest actions of Pussy Riot. The film, which the Russian government has banned, juxtaposes interviews with members of Pussy Riot who tell their own stories alongside commentary by Russian art historians, curators, and artists who contextualize their work. The film makes extensive use of raw footage depicting Pussy...   More >

Film Screening and Discussion: "Act and Punishment," a film by Evgeny Mitta

Film - Documentary | March 2 | 6-8 p.m. | 188 Dwinelle Hall

 Evgeny Mitta

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

Act and Punishment is a documentary that historically and culturally grounds the protest actions of the Russian feminist punk group Pussy Riot. The film, which the Russian government has banned, juxtaposes interviews with members of Pussy Riot who tell their own stories alongside commentary by Russian art historians, curators, and artists who contextualize their work.

Film:Interviews with My Lai Veterans

Film - Documentary | March 2 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Strick’s documentary spotlights five veterans who took part in the US military’s infamous My Lai massacre, the incident that opened the public’s eyes to the atrocities of the Vietnam War. With Frederick Wiseman’s Basic Training and Appalshop’s Whitesburg Epic.

CNMAT Users Group presents: Dan Joseph, Dulcimer Flight

Performing Arts - Music | March 2 | 8 p.m. |  CNMAT (1750 Arch St.)

 CNMAT (Center for New Music and Technology)

In his solo works for electroacoustic hammer dulcimer, for which he uses the title Dulcimer Flight, Dan constructs contemplative soundscapes that slowly unfold over the course of 30-minutes to one-hour. With roots in early minimalism, ambient music and acoustic ecology, these long-form “journeys” combine composed elements, often in the form of a fixed melodic pattern, with extensive improvisation...   More >

$10 G.A., $5 seniors and students

NPR’s From the Top with Host Christopher O’Riley

Performing Arts - Other | March 2 | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Cal Performances

Cal Performances hosts NPR’s From the Top with Host Christopher O’Riley for a live recording of the popular radio show in Zellerbach Hall. Broadcast on more than 200 stations nationwide to an audience of nearly half a million listeners, From the Top shares the stories and performances of pre-college classical musicians through a live-recorded concert presented in communities across the country....   More >

 Recommended for children age seven and older.

$25-$52 prices subject to change

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

NPR’s From the Top will be presented March 2, 2018 at 8pm in Zellerbach Hall

Dan Joseph, Dulcimer Flight

Performing Arts - Music | March 2 | 8-10 p.m. |  CNMAT (1750 Arch St.)

 Center for New Music and Audio Technologies (CNMAT)

In his solo works for electroacoustic hammer dulcimer, for which he uses the title Dulcimer Flight, Dan constructs contemplative soundscapes that slowly unfold over the course of 30-minutes to one-hour.

$10 General, $5 Students and seniors

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Workshop on Tannishō Commentarial Materials

Conference/Symposium | March 2 – 4, 2018 every day |  Jodo Shinshu Center

 2140 Durant Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Center for Buddhist Studies, Otani University, Ryukoku University, BCA Center for Buddhist Education, Institute of Buddhist Studies

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 >

Santa Clara County: H-SS Framework Workshops

Workshop | March 3 | 9 a.m. |  Santa Clara County Office of Education

 1290 Ridder Park Drive, San Jose, CA 95131

 Professional Development for Educators

Join other Bay Area teachers in a series of three workshops sponsored by the Santa Clara COE in partnership with UCBHSSP. The sessions will help teachers explore and start implementing the new California History-Social Science Framework with an emphasis on the Framework's encouragement of student civic engagement.

Attendance in the entire series is highly recommended but not required.

Sick Plant Clinic

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

 Botanical Garden

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

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

Lichen BioBlitz-FULL

Workshop | March 3 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden | Note change in date

 Botanical Garden

We invite you to join lichen experts, UCBG faculty, Garden staff and citizen scientists for a lichen “treasure hunt”. During this one day event, participants will work in teams to document the lichen diversity at the Garden. Even if you have no specific lichen expertise, your participation is welcome. A keen eye and willingness to work collaboratively will help insure a thorough survey.

Free with advance registration

  Register online

Teloschistes

BJCL Bluebooking Party

Meeting | March 3 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m. |  Boalt Hall, School of Law

 Berkeley Journal of Criminal Law

Members convene to work on editing the citations for legal scholarships.

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 >

Alex Zwerdling Memorial

Memorial | March 3 | 3 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, 315, Maude Fife

 Department of English

The Department will hold a memorial in honor of the life and work of Alex Zwerdling, on March 3, 2018, at 3 p.m. in the Maude Fife Room (315 Wheeler Hall). A reception will follow in 330 Wheeler Hall. All of Alex's friends, colleagues, students, and others are invited to join us.

Panel Discussion: Kronos Quartet, My Lai

Panel Discussion | March 3 | 4 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Kronos Quartet’s collaboration with composer Jonathan Berger and novelist Harriet Scott Chessman, My Lai revisits the horrors of the massacre and its aftermath. The work’s creators and performers visit BAMPFA for this conversation.

Film:Winter Soldier

Film - Feature | March 3 | 5:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

This record of testimony about American war crimes “may be the most important account we have of America’s tragic encounter with Vietnam. . . . Remains essential viewing” (Chicago Reader). With Peter Gessner’s short Time of the Locust.

Gamelan Çudamani's 20th Anniversary Tour

Performing Arts - Music | March 3 | 7 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

On Saturday, March 3, 2018 the company performs at UC Berkeley's Hertz Hall at 7pm, in cooperation with the U.C Berkeley Department of Music. As Mt. Agung Volcano rumbles beneath their feet, Çudamani is preparing a special concert for Berkeley audiences. The Hertz Hall performance differs from any other program on this USA tour. The UC Berkeley program features world premieres by renowned...   More >

$30 General Admission, $20 Students

  Buy tickets online or or by emailing info@festivalofsacredmusic.org

Film: Through a Glass Darkly

Film - Series | March 3 | 8 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Bergman’s still-provocative portrait of a young woman sinking into insanity while both family and God fail to save her.