<< July 2018 >>

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Music Composition, Sound Spatialization, and New Media: Interview with Ursula Kwong-Brown, Department of Music

Seminar | July 3 | Barrows Hall, Radio broadcast, ON-AIR ONLY, 90.7

 Ursula Kwong-Brown, PhD Candidate, Department of Music; Ashley Smiley, PhD Candidate, Department of Integrative Biology

 KALX 90.7 FM

Tune in for another exciting episode of The Graduates as we speak with Ursula Kwong-Brown about soprano and orchestra music composition with an emphasis in new media. Ursula is a PhD Candidate in the Department of Music. In the interview, Ursula talks about how she became a pianist, a composer, and how she incorporates magnets and electronics in performances to create unique sounds for her new...   More >

Ursula Kwong-Brown

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Qigong with Director Eric Siegel

Workshop | July 5 | 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 or by calling 510-664-7606

Saturday, July 7, 2018

B-BAY High School Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Creativity Program: Berkeley Business Academy for Youth

Course | July 7 |  Haas School of Business

Series of Haas Faculty, Haas Graduate Students, and Entrepreneurial Guests

 Berkeley Business Academy for Youth

The B-BAY Program, part of the Institute for Business in Social Impact, will be hosting high school students for the Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, & Creativity session from July 7, 2018 through July 21, 2018.
Deadline to apply is April 30, 2018.

 rising 10th, 11th, & 12th grade students

  Enrollment opens December 1. Enroll online by April 30.

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Reading: Cecilia Vicuña

Reading - Nonfiction | July 8 | 3-4:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Poet and artist Cecilia Vicuña reads from the new Kelsey Street Press publication New and Selected Poems of Cecilia Vicuña.

Cecilia Vicuña. Photo: Daniela Aravena, courtesy of the artist and Lehmann Maupin

Monday, July 9, 2018

Executive Leadership Academy 2018

Course | July 9 – 13, 2018 every day |  David Brower Center

 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Center for Studies in Higher Education

The Executive Leadership Academy (ELA) is designed for individuals from all backgrounds who are interested in preparing themselves for appointments to executive positions such as dean, vice president, provost, president, and chancellor. It offers a five-day intensive training experience and is guided by a select faculty team, comprised of over 25 senior-level higher education executives.

  Enrollment opens January 1. Enroll online by July 1.

ELA

Airport Systems Planning and Design: 47th Annual Short Course

Course | July 9 – 13, 2018 every day | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. | 240 Bechtel Engineering Center

 Geoffrey Gosling, Principal, Aviation System Consulting, LLC

 Technology Transfer Program

This five-day course offers an overview of airport planning and design for those entering or wishing to become more familiar with the field, as well as an opportunity for those with more experience to expand their knowledge of specific topics.

$2200.00 Early Bird (through April 13), $2400.00 Standard Fee, $2500.00 Late (after June 1), $1500.00 FAA Employees Only

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

Contemplating Connection: Photography Workshop

Workshop | July 9 | 1-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

When we observe Nature through the lens of ecology, we see the exquisite interconnectedness of all life. In this contemplative photography workshop, we will devote our attention to connectedness and interconnectedness, using the camera as a tool for meditation and the garden as a muse.

Any and all equipment are invited, including DSLRs, mobile phones, point-and-shoot, polaroid, and pinhole...   More >

$80 / $75 UCBG members. Full series $300 / $290 UCBG members

  Register online or by calling 510-664-7606

Scott Ransom (NRAO): Testing the Strong Equivalence Principle with the Pulsar Triple System

Seminar | July 9 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 501B Campbell Hall

 Scott Ransom, NRAO

 Radio Astronomy Lab

The millisecond pulsar J0337+1715, in a hierarchical triple system
with two white dwarfs, is an extraordinarily high-precision pulsar which has recently provided a unique new test of general relativity. Our relativistic timing model of the system, using brute-force three-body gravitational integrations, has provided high-precision orbits and masses of all three stars. The timing has also allowed...   More >

Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Executive Leadership Academy 2018

Course | July 9 – 13, 2018 every day |  David Brower Center

 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Center for Studies in Higher Education

The Executive Leadership Academy (ELA) is designed for individuals from all backgrounds who are interested in preparing themselves for appointments to executive positions such as dean, vice president, provost, president, and chancellor. It offers a five-day intensive training experience and is guided by a select faculty team, comprised of over 25 senior-level higher education executives.

  Enrollment opens January 1. Enroll online by July 1.

Airport Systems Planning and Design: 47th Annual Short Course

Course | July 9 – 13, 2018 every day | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. | 240 Bechtel Engineering Center

 Geoffrey Gosling, Principal, Aviation System Consulting, LLC

 Technology Transfer Program

This five-day course offers an overview of airport planning and design for those entering or wishing to become more familiar with the field, as well as an opportunity for those with more experience to expand their knowledge of specific topics.

$2200.00 Early Bird (through April 13), $2400.00 Standard Fee, $2500.00 Late (after June 1), $1500.00 FAA Employees Only

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

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Executive Leadership Academy 2018

Course | July 9 – 13, 2018 every day |  David Brower Center

 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Center for Studies in Higher Education

The Executive Leadership Academy (ELA) is designed for individuals from all backgrounds who are interested in preparing themselves for appointments to executive positions such as dean, vice president, provost, president, and chancellor. It offers a five-day intensive training experience and is guided by a select faculty team, comprised of over 25 senior-level higher education executives.

  Enrollment opens January 1. Enroll online by July 1.

The Nuts and Bolts of the Revised Strain Index and NIOSH Lift Equation: July 11-12, 2018

Course | July 11 | 8 a.m. | Richmond Field Station, Conference Room 445

 1301 46th St, Richmond, CA 94804

 Center for Occupational and Environmental Health (COEH)

Nuts and Bolts of the Revised Strain Index & NIOSH Lift Equation includes seminars and lectures with hands-on technique labs for participants to learn how to collect data, calculate scores, and apply them to surveillance, risk assessment, job analysis, and design. This 2-day course will take place from July 11-12, 2018 and will be useful for professionals involved in ergonomic exposure assessment.

$495.00 Standard Registration, $445.00 Government Employees, $250.00 Student Registration

Airport Systems Planning and Design: 47th Annual Short Course

Course | July 9 – 13, 2018 every day | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. | 240 Bechtel Engineering Center

 Geoffrey Gosling, Principal, Aviation System Consulting, LLC

 Technology Transfer Program

This five-day course offers an overview of airport planning and design for those entering or wishing to become more familiar with the field, as well as an opportunity for those with more experience to expand their knowledge of specific topics.

$2200.00 Early Bird (through April 13), $2400.00 Standard Fee, $2500.00 Late (after June 1), $1500.00 FAA Employees Only

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

EHS 201 Biosafety in Laboratories

Course | July 11 | 9:30-11:30 a.m. | 177 Stanley Hall

 Office of Environment, Health & Safety

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

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Executive Leadership Academy 2018

Course | July 9 – 13, 2018 every day |  David Brower Center

 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Center for Studies in Higher Education

The Executive Leadership Academy (ELA) is designed for individuals from all backgrounds who are interested in preparing themselves for appointments to executive positions such as dean, vice president, provost, president, and chancellor. It offers a five-day intensive training experience and is guided by a select faculty team, comprised of over 25 senior-level higher education executives.

  Enrollment opens January 1. Enroll online by July 1.

Airport Systems Planning and Design: 47th Annual Short Course

Course | July 9 – 13, 2018 every day | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. | 240 Bechtel Engineering Center

 Geoffrey Gosling, Principal, Aviation System Consulting, LLC

 Technology Transfer Program

This five-day course offers an overview of airport planning and design for those entering or wishing to become more familiar with the field, as well as an opportunity for those with more experience to expand their knowledge of specific topics.

$2200.00 Early Bird (through April 13), $2400.00 Standard Fee, $2500.00 Late (after June 1), $1500.00 FAA Employees Only

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

Friday, July 13, 2018

Executive Leadership Academy 2018

Course | July 9 – 13, 2018 every day |  David Brower Center

 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Center for Studies in Higher Education

The Executive Leadership Academy (ELA) is designed for individuals from all backgrounds who are interested in preparing themselves for appointments to executive positions such as dean, vice president, provost, president, and chancellor. It offers a five-day intensive training experience and is guided by a select faculty team, comprised of over 25 senior-level higher education executives.

  Enrollment opens January 1. Enroll online by July 1.

Airport Systems Planning and Design: 47th Annual Short Course

Course | July 9 – 13, 2018 every day | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. | 240 Bechtel Engineering Center

 Geoffrey Gosling, Principal, Aviation System Consulting, LLC

 Technology Transfer Program

This five-day course offers an overview of airport planning and design for those entering or wishing to become more familiar with the field, as well as an opportunity for those with more experience to expand their knowledge of specific topics.

$2200.00 Early Bird (through April 13), $2400.00 Standard Fee, $2500.00 Late (after June 1), $1500.00 FAA Employees Only

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

Saturday, July 14, 2018

Gallery + Studio: Inside Out and Outside In

Workshop | July 14 | 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Inspired by Jeremy Anderson’s Riverrun and other 2-D and 3-D artworks in Way Bay 2, we will look at biomorphic forms and fictional characters, and focus on both the inside and outside spaces of imaginary subjects. Using these ideas, create your own colorful sculpture from modeling clay, found objects, and other materials with artist Greta Liz Anderson.

Roundtable Reading: Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures by Kate DiCamillo

Reading - Nonfiction | July 14 | 3-4:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

It begins with a bizarre accident that has unexpected consequences. The squirrel never sees the vacuum cleaner coming, but self-described cynic Flora Belle Buckman, a dedicated reader of the comic book Terrible Things Can Happen To You!, is the perfect person to step in and save him. What neither can predict are the superpowers that Ulysses (the squirrel) will acquire after the accident. What...   More >

Sunday, July 15, 2018

Monuments and Ruins: Sculpture Workshop with Maryam Yousif and Nick Makanna

Workshop | July 15 | 2-3:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Our national, personal, and historical understandings of both place and ourselves are often interwoven with architectural markers. Using air-dry clay and gouache, we will explore the construction of identity, history, and nationhood through the lens of architectural monuments and ruins.

Monday, July 16, 2018

Qigong with Director Eric Siegel

Workshop | July 16 | 10-11 a.m. |  UC Botanical Garden | Note change in date

 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 or by calling 510-664-7606

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Caregiver Stress: Competing Demands and Finances(BEUHS107)

Workshop | July 18 | 12:10-1:10 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club

 Maureen Kelly, ED.D., LCSW, Elder Care Program, Be Well @ Work

 Tang Center (University Health Services)

This workshop will focus on the stressors associated with caregiving, including competing demands, such as work, family and personal, as well as finances for care. Strategies for self-care will be shared.

SOLD OUT - Forest Bathing with Hana Lee Goldin

Workshop | July 18 | 1-3:30 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Inspired by the Japanese practice of Shinrin Yoku, Forest Bathing has demonstrated benefits for stress reduction and cognitive function. Forest Bathing also offers us the opportunity to deepen our relationship with the natural world. By slowing down and opening up our senses, we may begin to notice incredible things that may have eluded us for our whole lives.

$40 / $35 UCBG Members and UC students, faculty and staff

 SOLD OUT.

Thursday, July 19, 2018

Biomechanics Meets Robotics: Computational Mechanics and Robot Planning Together for Robot Design: Surya Singh (University of Queensland)

Seminar | July 19 | 12-1 p.m. | 540AB Cory Hall

 Surya Singh, University of Queensland

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

When targeting surgically, accuracy is sine qua non. Achieving this
is difficult as inserting a needle displaces the tissue and moves the
target. Intraoperative imaging provides limited guidance. Moreover,
the coming generation of surgical robots has a precision finer than
the best imaging. How, then, should fine placement be achieved?

This talk introduces the development of...   More >

Friday, July 20, 2018

Grounds for Science - Can video games make artificial intelligence more intelligent?: Why does artificial intelligence play some video games well, and others poorly?

Presentation | July 20 | 6:30-8 p.m. |  Scarlet City Espresso Bar

 3960 Adeline St., Emeryville, CA 94608

 Adam Stooke, Berkeley Artificial Intelligence Research Lab

 Science@Cal

Grounds for Science is a public science talk series organized by and featuring UC Berkeley graduate students. No tickets required!

Can video games make artificial intelligence more intelligent? with Adam Stooke

In the past few years, deep neural networks have burst onto the scene of artificial intelligence. Scientists commonly test these networks by teaching them to play video games,...   More >

Artificial Intelligence? Image: Benedicte Rossi

Saturday, July 21, 2018

B-BAY High School Entrepreneurship Program: Berkeley Business Academy for Youth

Course | July 21 |  Haas School of Business

Series of Haas Faculty, Haas Graduate Students, and Entrepreneurial Guests

 Berkeley Business Academy for Youth

The B-BAY Program, part of the Institute for Business in Social Impact, will be hosting high school students for the Entrepreneurship session from July 21, 2018 through August 4, 2018.
Deadline to apply is April 30, 2018.

 rising 10th, 11th, & 12th grade students

  Enrollment opens December 1. Enroll online by April 30.

Sunday, July 22, 2018

International Nano-Optoelectronics Workshop (iNOW) 2018

Workshop | July 22 – 27, 2018 every day | 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. |  Sutardja Dai Hall

 Tsinghua-Berkeley Shenzhen Institute (TBSI)

International Nano-Optoelectronics Workshop (iNOW) 2018

Workshop | July 22 – 27, 2018 every day | 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. |  Sutardja Dai Hall

 Tsinghua-Berkeley Shenzhen Institute (TBSI)

Woodblock Printing Workshop

Workshop | July 22 | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

We will begin this workshop in the Garden looking closely at plant forms and shape to create a graphic image inspired by our collections. Erin will walk you through the process of translating your design to a woodblock or linoleum block for carving. Each student will get a small wood block, linoleum block, and a 3 piece carving set to use and keep.

$85 / $75 UCBG members

  Register online

Monday, July 23, 2018

International Nano-Optoelectronics Workshop (iNOW) 2018

Workshop | July 22 – 27, 2018 every day | 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. |  Sutardja Dai Hall

 Tsinghua-Berkeley Shenzhen Institute (TBSI)

International Nano-Optoelectronics Workshop (iNOW) 2018

Workshop | July 22 – 27, 2018 every day | 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. |  Sutardja Dai Hall

 Tsinghua-Berkeley Shenzhen Institute (TBSI)

Chandreyee Maitra (MPE): A multi-wavelength view of the intriguing pulsar wind nebula around PSR J0855-4644

Seminar | July 23 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 501B Campbell Hall

 Chandreyee Maitra, MPE

 Radio Astronomy Lab

We present results from X-ray and radio observations of the region surrounding PSR J0855-4644. PSR J0855-4644 is a nearby, fast spinning, and energetic radio pulsar in the south-eastern rim of the supernova remnant RX J0852.0-4622. X-ray observations with XMM Newton have shown an arcmin scale extended emission, the pulsar wind nebula (PWN), around the X-ray counterpart of the pulsar. Recent...   More >

Tuesday, July 24, 2018

International Nano-Optoelectronics Workshop (iNOW) 2018

Workshop | July 22 – 27, 2018 every day | 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. |  Sutardja Dai Hall

 Tsinghua-Berkeley Shenzhen Institute (TBSI)

International Nano-Optoelectronics Workshop (iNOW) 2018

Workshop | July 22 – 27, 2018 every day | 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. |  Sutardja Dai Hall

 Tsinghua-Berkeley Shenzhen Institute (TBSI)

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Computer Health Matters: User Friendly Workstations (BEUHS400)

Workshop | July 25 | 8:30-9:30 a.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

 Greg Ryan, Ergonomics@Work; Mallory Lynch, Ergonomics@Work

 Be Well at Work - Ergonimics

Learn how to set up a user-friendly workstation and practice stretches to help relieve computer-related aches and pains. This workshop is required to qualify for computer ergonomics matching funds.

  Register online

International Nano-Optoelectronics Workshop (iNOW) 2018

Workshop | July 22 – 27, 2018 every day | 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. |  Sutardja Dai Hall

 Tsinghua-Berkeley Shenzhen Institute (TBSI)

International Nano-Optoelectronics Workshop (iNOW) 2018

Workshop | July 22 – 27, 2018 every day | 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. |  Sutardja Dai Hall

 Tsinghua-Berkeley Shenzhen Institute (TBSI)

Keyboards and Mice: Ergonomic Alternatives (BEUHS401)

Workshop | July 25 | 9:45-10:45 a.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

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

 Be Well at Work - Ergonimics

Learn about the ergonomics of keyboards and pointing devices, including appropriate workstation set-up, postures, and techniques for using them. Find out about the keyboards and pointing devices covered by the Computer Ergonomics Matching Funds Program. Enroll online at the UC Learning Center.

  Register online

Thursday, July 26, 2018

International Nano-Optoelectronics Workshop (iNOW) 2018

Workshop | July 22 – 27, 2018 every day | 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. |  Sutardja Dai Hall

 Tsinghua-Berkeley Shenzhen Institute (TBSI)

International Nano-Optoelectronics Workshop (iNOW) 2018

Workshop | July 22 – 27, 2018 every day | 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. |  Sutardja Dai Hall

 Tsinghua-Berkeley Shenzhen Institute (TBSI)

Pyrrolo[3,2-b]pyrroles – Electron-rich Functional Heterocycles

Seminar | July 26 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 775A Tan Hall

 Professor Daniel T. Gryko, Institute of Organic Chemistry, Polish Academy of Sciences, Kasprzaka

 College of Chemistry

EHS 201 Biosafety in Laboratories

Course | July 26 | 1:30-3:30 p.m. | 177 Stanley Hall

 Office of Environment, Health & Safety

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

Friday, July 27, 2018

International Nano-Optoelectronics Workshop (iNOW) 2018

Workshop | July 22 – 27, 2018 every day | 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. |  Sutardja Dai Hall

 Tsinghua-Berkeley Shenzhen Institute (TBSI)

International Nano-Optoelectronics Workshop (iNOW) 2018

Workshop | July 22 – 27, 2018 every day | 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. |  Sutardja Dai Hall

 Tsinghua-Berkeley Shenzhen Institute (TBSI)

Monday, July 30, 2018

Qigong with Director Eric Siegel

Workshop | July 30 | 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

Materials Discovery using Computational and Data-Driven Approaches

Seminar | July 30 | 1-2 p.m. | Hildebrand Hall, Library Room 100F

 Yousung Jung, Graduate School of EEWS, KAIST

 College of Chemistry

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

BSAC Technology Seminar - Radio Frequency Microsystems for 5G and IoT-Inspired Front End Signal Processing

Seminar | July 31 | 12-1 p.m. | 540 Cory Hall

 Prof. Songbin Gong, Assistant Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, Dept. of Electrical and Computer Engineering

 Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center

5G and IoT have sparked interest in next generation front ends that meet stringent performance, scalability, and power consumption requirements. New RF microsystems that enable signal processing functions with unprecedented performance specifications will be discussed, as well as MEMS resonators, transformers, gyrators, etc. developments, and overcoming bottlenecks to commercialization.

  RSVP online by July 30.

Seminar 217, Risk Management: A Term Structure Model for Dividends and Interest Rates

Seminar | July 31 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Speaker: Damir Filipović, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

 Consortium for Data Analytics in Risk

Over the last decade, dividends have become a standalone asset class instead of a mere side product of an equity investment. We introduce a framework based on polynomial jump-diffusions to jointly price the term structures of dividends and interest rates. Prices for dividend futures, bonds, and the dividend paying stock are given in closed form.