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Thursday, October 4, 2018

Making the Movie Coco: Culture and Representation with Marcela Davison Aviles

Lecture | October 4 |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Marcela Davison Aviles

 Arts + Design

Marcela Davison Aviles served as the lead consultant for Pixar’s animated feature, Coco (2017). In this talk, Aviles will discuss how her work as a cultural translator of Mexican heritage and culture impacted all aspects of production, including script development, casting, art direction, music as well as public relations, consumer products, and marketing. She also advised on the film’s music...   More >

Applied Math Seminar: Computational methods for the dynamics of the nonlinear Schroedinger/Gross-Pitaevskii equations

Seminar | October 4 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 732 Evans Hall

 Weizhu Bao, National University of Singapore

 Department of Mathematics

In this talk, I begin wtih the nonlinear Schroedinger/Gross-Pitaevskii equations (NLSE/GPE) for modeling Bose-Einstein condensation (BEC), nonlinear optics, quantum physics and chemistry, etc., and review some dynamical properties of NLSE/GPE including conserved quantities, dispersion relation, center-of-mass dynamics, soliton solutions and semiclassical limits. Different numerical methods will...   More >

Open Seminar: Quantifying without Computers with Laura McGrath

Seminar | October 4 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 220 Geballe Room

 Laura McGrath, Stanford University, Literary Lab

 Digital Humanities at Berkeley, D-Lab, Department of Comparative Literature, Information, School of, Library, Townsend Center for the Humanities

Laura McGrath, Associate Director of the Stanford Literary Lab, will lead a discussion on computational analysis and literary style. See website for links to readings.

Econ 235, Financial Economics Seminar: "TBA"

Seminar | October 4 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | C210 Haas School of Business

 Song Ma, Yale School of Management

 Department of Economics

Joint with the Haas Finance Seminar

Technology and Innovation in Agriculture (SV Forum)

Conference/Symposium | October 4 | 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. |  UCSC Silicon Valley Campus

 3175 Bowers Avenue, Santa Clara, CA 95054

 CITRIS and the Banatao Institute

As California provides more than half the produce for the entire nation and leads the world in technology and life sciences, the state is also the ideal testbed for bold ideas and ambitions around AgTech. UC researchers and partners are applying innovative technology solutions to increase production to feed growing populations and to conserve scarce water resources.

At our first fall Silicon...   More >

Silicon Valley Forum: Technology and Innovation in Agriculture

Panel Discussion | October 4 | 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. |  UCSC Silicon Valley Campus

 3175 Bowers Avenue, Santa Clara, CA 95054

 Stefano Carpin, Professor and Chair, Department of Computer Science, UC Merced; Shrinivasa K. Upadhyaya, Professor, Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering, UC Davis; Gabriel Youtsey, Chief Innovation Officer, Agricultural and Natural Resources (ANR)-UCOP; Miku Jha, CEO and Founder, AgShift

 CITRIS and the Banatao Institute

As California provides more than half the produce for the entire nation and leads the world in technology and life sciences, the state is also the ideal testbed for bold ideas and ambitions around AgTech. UC researchers and partners are applying innovative technology solutions to increase production to feed growing populations and to conserve scarce water resources.

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SPH Brown Bag Research Presentation: Does Suing Schools Make Kids Healthier? The Impact of Litigation on Physical Education and Student Fitness in California

Seminar | October 4 | 12-1 p.m. | 5101 Berkeley Way West

 Hannah Thompson, Research Scientist, School of Public Health

 Public Health, School of

Dr. Hannah Thompson, PhD, MPH is a research scientist in the School of Public Health at UC Berkeley. Her research focuses on school- and community-based methods, as well as policies, to increase physical activity, with the goals of improving youth health and decreasing health disparities.  School PE is an important tool for creating healthier, more equitable communities. However, PE is often...   More >

Oliver E. Williamson Seminar: "The Oriental City? Political Hierarchy and Regional Development in China, AD1000-2000"

Seminar | October 4 | 12-1:30 p.m. | C330 Haas School of Business

 Ruixue Jia, UC San Diego

 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 >

Making the Movie Coco: Culture and Representation with Marcela Davison Aviles

Lecture | October 4 | 12-1:15 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 BAMPFA

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Marcela Davison Aviles served as the lead consultant for Pixar’s animated feature Coco (2017), and advised on the film’s music video with Miguel and Natalia Lafourcade. In this talk, Aviles will discuss how her work as a cultural translator of Mexican heritage and culture impacted all aspects of the production, including script development, casting, art direction, and music as well as public...   More >

Lunch Poems: Fady Joudah

Reading - Literary | October 4 | 12:10-12:50 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Library

 Lunch Poems

Lunch Poems presents Fady Joudah.

IB Seminar: Anhydrobiosis – Strategies and Applications

Seminar | October 4 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Michael Menze, University of Louisville

 Department of Integrative Biology

Freedom and Ethics in the Era of Big Data

Lecture | October 4 | 12:45-2 p.m. | 170 Boalt Hall, School of Law

 Peter Dabrock, Chair, German Ethics Council

 Institute of European Studies, Miller Institute for Global Challenges and the Law, Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity (CLTC), School of Information

In this talk, Peter Dabrock (Chair, German Ethics Council) explores the potential of big data to constrain the real-world exercise of freedom and self-determination in ways that raise the question whether humans can still act and decide freely and responsibly. Dabrock calls for a responsible shaping of the digital transformation based on concerted action which unites all forces of society,...   More >

Beyond the Historical Narrative: Extending the Curatorial to the Digital Space

Seminar | October 4 | 1-3 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 Dominic Oldman, The British Museum; Diana Tanase, The British Museum

 Department of History, History Graduate Association (HGA)

The History Graduate Association invites you to join us on Thursday, October 4th for a seminar and discussion with Dominic Oldman and Diana Tanase, both senior curators of the British History Museum. They will be discussing an "in-use" knowledge system that anticipates many of the obstacles that can come up against when conducting quantitative analysis, allowing researchers in the humanities to...   More >

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – December 30, 2018 every Sunday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday with exceptions | 1:30-2:45 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join us for a free, docent-led tour of the Garden as we explore interesting plant species, learn about the vast collection, and see what is currently in bloom. Meet at the Entry Plaza.

Free with Garden admission
Advanced registration not required

Tours may be cancelled without notice.
For day-of inquiries, please call 510-643-2755
For tour questions, please email gardentours@berkeley.edu...   More >

Seminar 251, Labor Seminar: NO SEMINAR

Seminar | October 4 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall | Canceled

 Center for Labor Economics

Archives of Justice and Abolition

Lecture | October 4 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 691 Barrows Hall

 Center for Race and Gender

Lesbian Spaces: An Archive of Abolition
Kerby Lynch, Geography

Memory, Belonging, and Archive Justice: Towards a Liberatory Archival Practice
Sine Hwang Jensen, Ethnic Studies Library

Into the Natural Microbial World: the Beginnings of Metagenomics

Seminar | October 4 | 4-5 p.m. |  Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center | Note change in date, time, and location

 Norman Pace, University of Colorado, Boulder

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Roger Y. Stanier Memorial Lecture

Endnote: Basics to Advanced

Workshop | October 4 | 4-5 p.m. | 2101 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Susan Koskinen, Library

 Library

Hands-on introduction to EndNote, a document management program. You can use it to track your citations, download articles, insert footnotes, create bibliographies.
Bring your laptop or use the PCs in the training room. Drop-in, no sign-ups.

The Influence of the Republican Period on the Painting of Ming China

Colloquium | October 4 | 4-6 p.m. | Heyns Faculty Club

 Craig Clunas, FBA, Professor of the History of Art, University of Oxford

 Patricia Berger, Professor Emerita, Chinese Art, UC Berkeley

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

The creation of a modern Chinese art in the first half of the twentieth century necessarily required the creation of its opposite - ‘traditional Chinese art’, that which by definition was not modern. The materials out of which traditional Chinese art, and in particular ‘traditional Chinese painting’ were constructed were many and various, including the actual art of the past, and the copious...   More >

© Ashmolean Museum, University of Oxford

Medieval and Early Modern Colloquium: Sarah Sands Rice, "The Body of Evidence: Conception and Consent in Shakespeare's Lucrece"

Meeting | October 4 | 4-5 p.m. | 306 Wheeler Hall

 Sarah Sands Rice, Berkeley English

 Department of English

Materials will be pre-circulated on the Colloquium's bCourses site. If you're not yet a member of the site but would like to be added, please reach out to a member of the organizing committee. Alternatively, materials for individual events can be requested from the relevant committee member (indicated above). Food and drinks will be provided.

Please contact Miles Drawdy for pre-circulated...   More >

Bring the War Home: The White Power Movement and Paramilitary America

Colloquium | October 4 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 2538 Channing (Inst. for the Study of Societal Issues), Wildavsky Conference Room

 Kathleen Belew, Assistant Professor, Kathleen Belew, Assistant Professor of History and the College, University of Chicago

 Center for Right-Wing Studies, Department of Sociology, Department of History

The white power movement in America wants a revolution. It has declared all-out war against the federal government and its agents, and has carried out—with military precision—an escalating campaign of terror against the American public. Its soldiers are not lone wolves but are highly organized cadres motivated by a coherent and deeply troubling worldview of white supremacy, anticommunism, and...   More >

Late Antiquity, Then and Now

Lecture | October 4 | 4-6 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 Arnaldo Marcone, Professor of Roman History, Universitá Roma Tre

 Department of History, The Center for the Tebtunis Papyri

No one doubts the convenience and indeed necessity of historical periodizations. Nor the validity and usefulness of well-established categories: (Late) Antiquity, the early Middle Ages, Byzantium/East Rome, Sasanid Iran, early Islam.

We can be sure that, when Alois Riegl invented Late Antiquity in his "Spätrömische Kunstindustrie" (1901), his famous study of late Roman art, he could never have...   More >

Evolution and Creationism as Science and Myth: Charles M. and Martha Hitchcock Lectures by Eugenie Scott

Lecture | October 4 | 4:10 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium

 Dr. Eugenie C. Scott, Founding Executive Director, National Center for Science Education, Inc.

 Graduate Division

Eugenie Scott will present the Hitchcock lectures on October 3 and 4, 2018. The second lecture is titled "Evolution and Creationism as Science and Myth" and is free and open to the public. No tickets are required.

Strange Vernaculars: A Colloquium: How 18th-Century Slang, Cant, Provincial Languages, and Nautical Jargon became English

Colloquium | October 4 | 4:30-6:30 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, 315, Maude Fife

 Janet Sorensen, Professor, Berkeley English; Celeste Langan, Associate Professor, Berkeley English; Deidre Shauna Lynch, Ernest Bernbaum Professor of Literature, Harvard English; Maureen McLane, Professor, NYU English; Daniel Tiffany, Professor, USC College of Letters and Sciences

 Department of English

While eighteenth-century efforts to standardize the English language have long been studied—from Samuel Johnson's Dictionary to grammar and elocution books of the period—less well-known are the era's popular collections of odd slang, criminal argots, provincial dialects, and nautical jargon. Strange Vernaculars delves into how these published works presented the supposed lexicons of the "common...   More >

How 18th-Century Slang, Cant, Provincial Languages, and Nautical Jargon became English

a16z Tech Talks

Information Session | October 4 | 5:15-7:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Join a16z for a series of Tech Talks by Branch, Ciitizen, Cresta.ai, Descript, and repl.it.

Andreessen Horowitz wants to connect the best developers and designers to our startup portfolio. If you have a passion for technology, join the a16z talent network!

Dinner will be provided.

Double Amnesia: Rethinking the History of Zionism and Human Rights

Lecture | October 4 | 5:30-7 p.m. | 105 Boalt Hall, School of Law

 James Loeffler, University of Virginia

 Berkeley Institute for Jewish Law and Israel Studies, Center for the Study of Law and Society, Kadish Center for Morality, Law, and Public Affairs

The year 2018 marks the seventieth anniversary of two momentous events in twentieth-century history: the birth of the State of Israel and the creation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Both remain tied together in the ongoing debates about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, global antisemitism, and American foreign policy. Yet the surprising connections between Zionism and the origins...   More >

  RSVP online by October 3.

How Do I Pick? Assessing Your Strengths and Interests to Choose a Major: L&S Workshop Series Ursa Major

Workshop | October 4 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

Graduate Mentors, College of L&S

 College of Letters & Science, L&S Graduate Mentors

A workshop focused on using career assessments as a way to choose the right major for you

Corporate Style: The Effect of Comp Titles on Contemporary Literature with Laura McGrath

Lecture | October 4 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 220 Geballe Room

 Laura McGrath, Stanford University, Literary Lab

 Digital Humanities at Berkeley, D-Lab, Department of Comparative Literature, Information, School of, Library, Townsend Center for the Humanities

Laura McGrath will use large-scale computational methods to analyze comp title data obtained from publishers' quarterly catalogues between 2013-2019.

UROC (Underrepresented Researchers of Color) Study Jam: Come Study with UROC and get your research questions answered!

Workshop | October 4 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Come to our collective workspace and get work done for midterms or work on applications. We'll be there to answer any research related questions, including looking over drafts for students who are applying to research programs.

Human Rights and Racial Justice in the US: A conversation with Michelle Alexander, author of “The New Jim Crow”

Presentation | October 4 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, Booth Auditorium - 175 Boalt Hall | Note change in location

 Michelle Alexander

 Law, Boalt School of

Historically the movement for racial justice in the United States has advocated for “civil rights” and largely ignored international “human rights.” Despite the victories secured through the domestic legal agenda of the civil rights movement, its vision for racial equity remains elusive. Alexander will discuss why a deep commitment to human rights and human dignity — not just civil rights — must...   More >

  RSVP online by October 3.

Interdisciplinary Marxist Working Group

Meeting | September 20 – December 13, 2018 every other Thursday | 6-8 p.m. | 306 Wheeler Hall

 Department of English

Please join us for this semester's first meeting of the IMWG on Thursday, Sept 6 from 6-8pm in the Wheeler English lounge. We will be continuing with where we left off last semester in Capital, with plans to finish volume 1 by early October.

No prior knowledge of Capital or Marx is required, and everyone is welcome. I'm attaching a rough schedule, as our readings after Capital vol 1 will...   More >

The New Gold Standard in Basketball: Golden State Warriors CFO Jennifer Cabalquinto at the Forum

Lecture | October 4 | 7-8:30 p.m. |  TBA

 Jennifer Cabalquinto, Golden State Warriors

 The Berkeley Forum

Winning three national championships in four years is no easy feat, not only for a team’s athletes but also for its front office. Nonetheless, that’s precisely what the Golden State Warriors have accomplished since 2014, cementing themselves as one of the most competitively and commercially successful franchises in the history of American sports. As the Chief Financial Officer of the Warriors...   More >

 Free

  Buy tickets online

Rocco and His Brothers

Film - Feature | October 4 | 7-10 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 BAMPFA

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

At once lyrical and brutal, this family saga is fatalist film noir expressed through a purity of vision; like the saintly Rocco (Alain Delon) himself, it takes a lot of violence to daunt Visconti’s love. Rocco is a character like Dostoyevsky’s Prince Mishkin, or Robert Bresson’s Balthazar. He is the anomaly among the five sons of a poor but canny widow (Katina Paxinou) who brings her family from...   More >

Astronomy Night at UC Berkeley

Lecture | October 4 | 7-9:30 p.m. | 131 Campbell Hall

 Department of Astronomy

This month's Astronomy Night @ UC Berkeley features a Halloween-themed talk by Berkeley postdoctoral fellow Stephen Ro on the spooky and mysterious of our universe.

As always, come join us at Campbell Hall on the UC Berkeley campus on the first Thursday of every month for a FREE night of astronomy and stargazing on the roof with our fleet of telescopes.

When: Thursday, October 4th
Talk:...   More >

Reidemeister Move

Performing Arts - Music | October 4 | 8-10 p.m. |  CNMAT (1750 Arch St.)

 Center for New Music and Audio Technologies (CNMAT)

Reidemeister Move is Christopher Williams, contrabass, and Robin Hayward, tuba, a duo dedicated to exploring and expanding the possibilities of sustained-tone music in just intonation for their instruments.

$10 General, $5 Students and seniors

Friday, October 5, 2018

Qigong with Director Eric Siegel

Workshop | October 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

Labor Lunch: "Short-Run and Long-Run Effects of Sizable Conditional Child Subsidy"

Seminar | October 5 | 12-1 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Evgeny Yakovlev, NES

 Center for Labor Economics

You are welcome to bring your lunch ~ food will not be provided

Noon Concert: “Encounters”

Performing Arts - Music | October 5 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall | Canceled

 Department of Music

Arab oud player Taiseer Elias, pianist Menachem Wiesenberg, and cellist Hillel Zori will perform new compositions and traditional Arab music in trios, duets, and solos.

Continuing its 66th season, the Noon Concert series features the Music Department’s varied and diverse performance activities. Inaugurated in 1953, these concerts are very popular and well attended by those on campus and in the...   More >

Claims of Armenian-ness in Turkey: An Ethnography of Identification and Boundary-Making

Lecture | October 5 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 Hrag Papazian, Doctoral Student, Oxford University; Visiting Lecturer, USC Institute of Armenian Studies, USC Institute of Armenian Studies

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

Armenian identity in Turkey has recently been going through a process of diversification. Whereas the long-established Christian Armenian community was for decades the sole explicit bearer of 'Armenian-ness' in the country, that monopoly is now challenged by ‘newcomers.’ The latter are Muslim citizens of Turkey, either by only categorization or by also belief, who self-identify as Armenians, and...   More >

Water sector challenges ahead: A view from the front line: Environmental Engineering Seminar

Seminar | October 5 | 12-1 p.m. | 534 Davis Hall

 Ben Horenstein, P.E., Director, Santa Rosa Water

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

México 1968

Seminar | October 5 | 12-2 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 The Program in Critical Theory

1968 in Mexico has always raised clashing images: of fierce state repression, of horizontal and inclusive forms of political mobilization. To think about 1968 we are offered October 2nd, the day of the student massacre, or the transforming months before and after. To emphasize the latter,...   More >

Higher Education Researchers Workgroup

Meeting | September 7 – December 7, 2018 the first Friday of the month every month | 12-1:30 p.m. | Evans Hall, 766/768 CSHE Conference Room

 Center for Studies in Higher Education

The goal of this new group is to bring together qualitative and quantitative higher education researchers working on issues at Berkeley, the University of California, the State of California or elsewhere for the mutual exchange of knowledge, ideas and issues through:
Acquainting one another with their respective research
Discussing research strategies, data base use and data issues
Engaging...   More >

  RSVP by emailing Anne Maclachlan at maclach@berkeley.edu

Mexico 1968

Lecture | October 5 | 12-2 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Susana Draper, Princeton University; Bruno Bosteels, Columbia University

 Department of Spanish & Portuguese, Mexico: Radical Politics and/or Rule of Law

Susana Draper, Princeton University, “Emancipation of Memory: Experiments on Freedom and Democracy”
Bruno Bosteels, Columbia University, "From Ayotzinapa to Tlatelolco: A Memorial of Grievances against the State?"

Credit Lines as Insurance: Evidence from Bangladesh

Seminar | October 5 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | 248 Giannini Hall

 Gregory Lane/Job Market Presentation, ARE

 Agricultural & Resource Economics

Building a broad knowledge graph for products

Seminar | October 5 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, 430 (Woz)

 Xin Luna Dong, Amazon

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Knowledge graphs have been used to support a wide range of applications and enhance search results for multiple major search engines, such as Google and Bing. At Amazon we are building a Product Graph, an authoritative knowledge graph for all products in the world. The thousands of product verticals we need to model, the vast number of data sources we need to extract knowledge from, the huge...   More >

MRED+D ADMISSIONS WEBINAR

Information Session | October 5 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. |  Webinar

 College of Environmental Design

Please join the UC Berkeley Master of Real Estate Development + Design (MRED+D) Admissions Office for an online information session.

Solid State Technology and Devices Seminar: “Origin of strong Rashba spin orbit coupling and spin-Hall effect in Si”

Seminar | October 5 | 1-2 p.m. | Cory Hall, 521 Hogan Room

 Sandeep Kumar, University of California, Riverside

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Silicon can be a promising material for spintronics due to long spin diffusion length at room temperature. For realization of Si spintronics, efficient generation of spin current, detection and manipulation is essential. But insignificant intrinsic spin-orbit coupling leads to insignificant spin-Hall effect (spin current generation) and inverse spin-Hall effect (spin current detection), which is...   More >

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – December 30, 2018 every Sunday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday with exceptions | 1:30-2:45 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join us for a free, docent-led tour of the Garden as we explore interesting plant species, learn about the vast collection, and see what is currently in bloom. Meet at the Entry Plaza.

Free with Garden admission
Advanced registration not required

Tours may be cancelled without notice.
For day-of inquiries, please call 510-643-2755
For tour questions, please email gardentours@berkeley.edu...   More >

Art for the Asking: 60 Years of the Graphic Arts Loan Collection at the Morrison Library

Reception | October 5 | 2-6 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Library (101 Doe Library)

 Lauren Kroiz, Professor, UC Berkeley History of Art Department; Keith Cranmer, Bay Area Printmaker; Randy Hussong, Lecturer, UC Berkeley Art Practice Department

 Library

The reception for the exhibition Art for the Asking: 60 Years of the Graphic Arts Loan Collection at the Morrison Library will be Friday, October 5th from 4-6pm in the Morrison Library. The reception will feature talks by Professor Lauren Kroiz of the UC Berkeley History of Art Department and Bay Area printmaker Keith Cranmer. There well also be a tour of the exhibition at 4pm and 5:30pm by UC...   More >

Smart Additive Manufacturing: Bioinspired Algorithmic - Driven Design of Composites: Nano Seminar Series

Lecture | October 5 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Prof. Grace X. Gu, UC Berkeley, Mechanical Engineering

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

I will discuss ways we have mimicked nature’s designs using simulation, additive manufacturing, and testing to investigate how to create synthetic materials with superior mechanical properties (e.g. toughness, strength, impact resistance).

Student Probability/PDE Seminar: Metastability for Diffusions II

Seminar | October 5 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Fraydoun Rezakhanlou, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

It is well-known that diffusions with gradient drifts exhibit metastable behavior. The large deviation estimates of Wentzel-Freidlin and classical Eyring-Kramers Formula give a precise description for such metastable behavior. For non-gradient models, the large-deviation techniques are still applicable, though no rigorous analog of Eyring-Kramers Formula is available. In this talk I give an...   More >

Composition Colloquium: Sarah Grace Graves and James Stone

Colloquium | October 5 | 3 p.m. |  Hargrove Music Library | Note change in date

 Department of Music

Houston performer-composer SARAH-GRACE GRAVES seeks to reclaim intimacy as something powerful and power as something intimate. Her music explores the experience of sound as it moves, in relation to itself and to the listener. In spring 2018 she created Aeolia, a site-specific work for five sopranos, for Josiah McElheny’s installation Island Universe. She premiered it with Sarah Bauer, Sophie...   More >

Colloquium: Menachem Wiesenberg and Taiseer Elias

Colloquium | October 5 | 3 p.m. | 125 Morrison Hall | Canceled

 Department of Music

Israeli composer/pianist Menachem Wiesenberg, professor at the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance, and oud player Taiseer Elias, professor at the University of Haifa, will speak about their musical collaborations following their “Encounters” concert, which they will perform with cellist Hillel Zori in Hertz Hall at 12:15 on Oct. 5. These events are the culmination of a week-long residency by...   More >

MENA Salon, Troubled times for Iran

Workshop | October 5 | 3-4 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Two weeks ago, a parade of the Revolutionary Guards was attacked by undercover militants in the city of Ahvaz, which resulted in dozens of casualties. In addition to various groups claiming responsibility for the attacks, Iran's leaders were quick to accuse Gulf countries and the US as the perpetrators of the attack, and threatened to respond. Continuing the sharp detour from the Obama-era...   More >

Analyzing Our Past

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

 Zachary Bleemer, UC ClioMetric History Project

 Information, School of

Zachary Bleemer is director of the University of California ClioMetric History Project.

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Film - Documentary | October 5 | 4-5:40 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 BAMPFA

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

This affectionate portrait of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is an unexpected popular hit, not unlike the tiny, soft-spoken eighty-five-year-old jurist herself. The film looks beyond the SNL sketches and “Notorious” memes to outline Ginsburg’s role as a dissenting voice on an increasingly conservative court and her equally crucial earlier career as a patient and persistent litigator...   More >

Ti-Catalyzed Nitrene Transfer Reactions: Harnessing the TiII/TiIV Redox Couple for New Transformations

Seminar | October 5 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Ian Tonks, Department of Chemistry, University of Minnesota

 College of Chemistry

Titanium is an ideal metal for green and sustainable catalysis—it is the 2nd most earth-abundant transition metal, and the byproducts of Ti reactions (TiO2) are nontoxic. However, a significant challenge of utilizing early transition metals for catalytic redox processes is that they typically do not undergo facile oxidation state changes because of the thermodynamic stability of their high...   More >

Early results from the LongROAD study: A five-city observational study of 2990 older drivers

Lecture | October 5 | 4 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Linda Hall, University of California San Diego

 Institute of Transportation Studies

University of California San Diego's Linda Hill will present Early results from the LongROAD study: A five-city observational study of 2990 older drivers on October 5, 2018 in 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building at 4 p.m. Join us for cookies and beverages at 3:30 p.m.

China's Crisis of Success

Colloquium | October 5 | 4-6 p.m. | UC Berkeley Extension (Golden Bear Center), IEAS Conference Room (510A)

 William H. Overholt, Senior Research Fellow, Harvard University

 Thomas Gold, Professor, Sociology, UC Berkeley

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

In his new book, China's Crisis of Success, William Overholt shows that China's rise has reached a threshold where success has eliminated the conditions that enabled miraculous growth. Continued success requires re-invention of its economy and politics. The old economic strategy based on exports and infrastructure now piles up debt without producing sustainable economic growth, and Chinese...   More >

Colloquium:Andrew Hicks Cornell University: Listening Otherwise in and to Classical Persian Poetry

Colloquium | October 5 | 4:30 p.m. | 128 Morrison Hall

 Department of Music

Andrew Hicks’ research focuses on the intellectual history of early musical thought from a cross-disciplinary perspective that embraces philosophical, cosmological, scientific and grammatical discourse in Late Antiquity and the Middle Ages, and spans the linguistic and cultural spheres of Latin, Greek, Persian, and Arabic. His first book, Composing the World: Harmony in the Medieval Platonic...   More >

Reading: Cyrus Armajani and Ari Banias

Lecture | October 5 | 6-7:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 BAMPFA

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Oakland-based Cyrus Armajani is a Pushcart Prize nominee and a Jefferson Award recipient for his literary work with incarcerated youth. His first book, Benefits of Doubt, appeared in 2016. Ari Banias’s book Anybody was nominated for the PEN Center USA literary award. The Berkeley-based poet has been awarded fellowships from the New York Foundation for the Arts and Stanford’s Wallace Stegner...   More >

Systemic Improvisation: Palle Dahlstedt, Per Anders Nilsson, Tim Perkis, Gino Robair

Performing Arts - Music | October 5 | 8-10 p.m. |  CNMAT (1750 Arch St.)

 Center for New Music and Audio Technologies (CNMAT)

Systemic improvisation refers to a class of musical improvisation systems, wherein virtual interacting agents transform the musical interactions between players. It is a new kind of musical interaction/situation/work, and a continuation of Dahlstedt’s and Nilssons's long-term research into technology-mediated musical creativity and performance.

$10 General, $5 Students and seniors

Max Richter with the American Contemporary Music Ensemble

Performing Arts - Music | October 5 | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Max Richter with the American Contemporary Music Ensemble, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

Electro-acoustic composer-pianist Max Richter, whose work is a ubiquitous presence in dance, film, and television, appears with the American Contemporary Music Ensemble(ACME), an ensemble of “contemporary music dynamos” (NPR). Richter and ACME perform selections from Richter’s work Infra, inspired by T.S. Eliot’s The Waste Land; and from his score for the dystopian HBO drama, The Leftovers.

$42-58 (prices subject to change)

  Tickets go on sale August 7. Buy tickets online or by calling 5106429988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Max Richter with the American Contemporary Music Ensemble performs music from Infra and The Leftovers Friday, October 5, 2018 in Zellerbach Hall.

Saturday, October 6, 2018

Sick Plant Clinic

Special Event | February 4, 2017 – December 7, 2019 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 >

How to Read an Object: focus on Timbuktu

Workshop | October 6 | 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. |  To be provided to participants

  , Richmond, CA

 Mariane Ferme, UC Berkeley, Anthropology

 ORIAS, Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

What can physical artifacts teach us about past human interactions, activities, and beliefs? How can you teach your students to analyze and infer meanings from objects?

Teachers are invited to come explore a selection of museum objects associated with the city of Timbuktu.

free for teachers

  Register online

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – December 30, 2018 every Sunday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday with exceptions | 1:30-2:45 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join us for a free, docent-led tour of the Garden as we explore interesting plant species, learn about the vast collection, and see what is currently in bloom. Meet at the Entry Plaza.

Free with Garden admission
Advanced registration not required

Tours may be cancelled without notice.
For day-of inquiries, please call 510-643-2755
For tour questions, please email gardentours@berkeley.edu...   More >

Winged Migration

Film - Feature | October 6 | 3:30-5 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 BAMPFA

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Accompanying flocks of migratory birds across all seven continents, Winged Migration ingeniously harnesses the powers of film and aviation technology—shooting from planes, helicopters, gliders, even balloons—to capture the wonders of avian flight. The film inspires both awe and empathy as the birds embark on an annual journey for survival that transcends national borders. More immersive than...   More >

Blackboards

Film - Feature | October 6 | 5:30-7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 BAMPFA

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

The starkly desolate mountains of Kurdish Iran serve as backdrop for Samira Makhmalbaf’s second feature, which follows a group of itinerant teachers, heavy blackboards on their backs, trudging through the landscape in search of pupils. Education seems like a dream to those they meet, however, who think blackboards are better used as a gurney for a sick man, or as shields from gunfire. Makhmalbaf...   More >

Interpol: with guests: The Kills, Sunflower Bean

Performing Arts - Music | October 6 | 6 p.m. |  Hearst Greek Theatre

 Another Planet Entertainment

It finally happened; somebody called the cops on Interpol.

The long arm of the law caught up with Daniel Kessler, Paul Banks, and Sam Fogarino in 2017, as they worked on a new album inside the Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ rehearsal space in Manhattan.

  Buy tickets online

The Touch

Film - Feature | October 6 | 7:30-9:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 BAMPFA

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Bergman’s first film in English (made for ABC Pictures) stars Bibi Andersson as a seemingly happy Swedish housewife who leaves her husband (Max von Sydow) for a visiting American archaeologist (Elliott Gould). Member of a family of concentration camp survivors, bohemian and prone to violent outbursts, the archaeologist possesses a rage far removed from the heroine’s bourgeois existence; their...   More >

Aida Cuevas with Mariachi Juvenil Tecalitlán: A Tribute to Juan Gabriel

Performing Arts - Music | October 6 | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Aida Cuevas with Mariachi Juvenil Tecalitlán, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

Aida Cuevas pays tribute to one of Mexico’s most prolific and beloved songwriters in this tribute to Juan Gabriel. Over her 40-year music career, Cuevas has sung many hits composed by Gabriel, and here she revisits audience favorites such as “Te Lo Pido Por Favor,” “Te Sigo Amando,” and “La Diferencia.” She is joined by Mexico City-based Mariachi Juvenil Tecalitlán, with special guests on...   More >

$30-85 (prices subject to change)

  Tickets go on sale August 7. Buy tickets online or by calling 5106429988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Aida Cuevas performs on Saturday, October 6, 2018 at the Paramount Theatre in Oakland.