<< December 2018 >>

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

Graduate Student Lounge

Miscellaneous | April 25 – December 12, 2018 every Wednesday |  Anthony Hall

 ASUC Student Union

Graduate Students! Take advantage of the Graduate Student Lounge at Anthony Hall. Study, grade papers, meet with other grad students.

 Graduate Students only! However, Anthony Hall can be made available to the entire campus and community for reservations at other times.

Free Wednesday at the Garden

Special Event | January 3 – December 5, 2018 the first Wednesday of the month every month with exceptions |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Every first Wednesday at the Garden is free admission day.

Jacobs Winter Design Showcase

Tour/Open House | December 5 – 6, 2018 every day |  Jacobs Hall

 Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation

On Wednesday, December 5, and Thursday, December 6, please join the Jacobs Institute for the Jacobs Winter Design Showcase. At this open house, you can meet student designers, check out innovations in fields from health to mobility, and celebrate the semester over conversation and refreshments.

Check back in November for the full schedule and registration details.

Students present project from DES INV 190: Global Product Development at the Spring 2018 Jacobs Showcase

Christmas Tree Sale: Hosted by the Cal Forestry Club

Holiday | December 2 – 7, 2018 every day | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Mulford Hall

 Cal Forestry Club

Local and sustainably-harvested trees.

Preorders are available until November 29. To preorder, go to:
tinyurl.com/orderatree

FALL 2018 ARCHITECTURE STUDIO FINAL REVIEWS: ARCH 201 & 205A

Presentation | December 5 | 9 a.m.-6 p.m. |  Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

WED, DEC 5, 9am-6pm. Students in ARCH 201 and 205A will be exhibiting their work and presenting their projects to faculty and guest critics.

Tang Center Tabling in Moffitt Library: De-stress with the Health Educators from the Tang Center

Information Session | December 5 – 7, 2018 every day | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Moffitt Undergraduate Library, 4th Floor

 Tang Center (University Health Services)

Health educators from the Tang Center will be in Moffitt Library to pass out snacks, drinks, tips for staying healthy during RRR week and finals, and to provide you comfort during this stressful time.

Collaborating Effectively in the Workplace: Beomb002

Workshop | December 5 | 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 24 University Hall

 Ombuds

EHS 201 Biosafety in Laboratories

Course | December 5 | 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 >

Dissertation Talk: Photonic Links -- From Theory to Automated Design

Seminar | December 5 | 10-11 a.m. | 2108 Allston Way (Berkeley Wireless Research Center), Suite 200

 Krishna Settaluri

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Recent advancements in silicon photonics show great promise in meeting the high bandwidth and low energy demands of emerging applications. However, a key gating factor in ensuring this necessity is met is the utilization of a link design methodology which transcends the various levels in the hierarchy, ranging from the device and platform level up to the systems level. In this dissertation, a...   More >

Collider Cup III

Special Event | December 5 | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | 310 Jacobs Hall

 Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology

The Collider Cup is SCET's all-star showcase of the best student teams from this Fall 2018 semester. Come watch teams pitch to panels of professors, investors and industry experts as they vie to win the grand prize, the Collider Cup!

New this semester, the top three teams from the event will receive automatic final round meetings with Arrow Capital for the potential to receive $15K to $50K in...   More >

Two-Year Home Country Physical Presence Requirement Workshop

Workshop | December 5 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | International House, Sproul Rooms

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

J-1 and J-2 visitors subject to this requirement must return to their country of legal permanent residence for two years or obtain a waiver before being eligible for certain employment visas such as H (temporary employment), L (intra-company transfer), or Permanent Resident status ("green card"). Not all J visitors are subject as it depends on specific factors.

At this workshop, you will...   More >

Predictive Models for Transition Metal Catalyzed Organic Reactions

Seminar | December 5 | 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 775 Tan Hall

 Peng Liu, Department of Chemistry, University of Pittsburgh

 College of Chemistry

Due to limited mechanistic insights and the complexity of catalyst-substrate interactions, catalyst design and optimization in transition metal catalysis often rely on chemical intuition and experimental trial-and-error. I will discuss our recent efforts to utilize a streamlined computational approach to understand and predict the reactivity and selectivity of transition metal catalysts for...   More >

Certificate Program in Leadership and Management Online Information Session

Information Session | December 5 | 12-1 p.m. |  Online

 UC Berkeley Extension

Find out how this certificate can help you build the essential skills for effective management and make a tangible difference in your career.

  Register online

Plant and Microbial Biology Seminar: "Using functional genomics to discover new facets of antiviral immunity"

Seminar | December 5 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall

 Sara Cherry, University of Pennsylvania

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

Research in the Cherry lab is aimed at identifying cellular factors that regulate viral pathogenesis, including factors hijacked by viruses for replication and innate anti-viral mechanisms used by the host to combat the invader. We study a number of arthropod-borne RNA viruses, including flaviviruses such as West Nile virus, dengue virus and the newly emerging Zika virus. We are also studying the...   More >

Postconflict Utopias: Performing Everyday Survival in Colombia

Lecture | December 5 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 602 Barrows Hall

 Tania Lizarazo, Assistant Professor, Department of Modern Languages, Linguistics & Intercultural Communication, and the Global Studies Program, University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC)

 Department of Gender and Women's Studies

Using excerpts from Mujeres Pacíficas (mujerespacificas.org), a digital storytelling project in collaboration with Afro-Colombian women activists, I will explore the utopian character of survival in a postconflict that has yet to materialize. These stories portray how survival manifests in everyday practices—from showing up to care-taking—, and not in massive resistance actions. I move away from...   More >

Lumina: Creative Expressions

Reading - Literary | December 5 | 12-2 p.m. | 113 César E. Chávez Student Center

 Chiyuma Elliott; Jade Cho; 최 Lindsay

 Student Learning Center Writing Program

This reading culminates our celebration of Berkeley’s 150th year with a spotlight on Cal writers. Readers will share work exploring joy, resistance, and our collective humanity. Join us for performances from featured writers and Lumina contest winners, with an open mic to follow!

  RSVP online

The Limits of Rights: Claims-making on Behalf of Immigrants: A Brown Bag Talk

Colloquium | December 5 | 12-1 p.m. | 2232 Piedmont, Seminar Room

 Irene Bloemraad, Professor, Department of Sociology, UC Berkeley

 Population Science, Department of Demography

A lunch time talk and discussion session, featuring visiting and local scholars presenting their research on a wide range of topics of interest to demography.

Dissertation Talk: Low Dimensional Methods for High Dimensional MRI

Seminar | December 5 | 12-1 p.m. | 510 Soda Hall

 Frank Ong

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

In this talk, I will present methods to reconstruct 3D dynamic magnetic resonance images (MRI) with unprecedented spatiotemporal resolution. The problem considered is vastly underdetermined and computational demanding (trying to reconstruct ~100 GBs of image from ~2 GBs of measurements). I will first introduce a multi scale low rank matrix model to compactly represent general dynamic images. Then...   More >

Berkeley Art Studio's Holiday Pop-Up Shop: Gifts, arts, crafts, handmade by local artists

Holiday | December 1 – 10, 2018 every day | 12-10 p.m. |  Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union

 Berkeley Art Studio

Need holiday gifts but are tired of shopping at the same old big-box stores and online-mega-retailers? Pick up your holiday gifts at the Berkeley Art Studio‘s Holiday Pop-Up Shop on the UC Berkley campus. We carry artist-made ceramics, drawings, paintings, prints, photographs, holiday cards, jewelry, and more!

Synthetic Genetic Systems for Continuous Evolution and Barcoding in vivo

Seminar | December 5 | 12-1 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Chang C. Liu, University of California, Irvine

 Bioengineering (BioE)

We are interested in building genetic systems that have extremely high mutation rates in order to speed up the evolution of target proteins and enzymes in vivo as well as to record transient information, such as lineage relationships or exposure to biological stimuli, as genetic information in situ. I will present work on two genetic systems that we have recently developed. First, I will describe...   More >

Noon Concert: University Chorus and University Chamber Chorus and special guests

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

 Department of Music

Wei Cheng, director
Join the University Chorus, Chamber Chorus, P5 and University Gospel Choir to celebrate this special time of the year!

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 wider community....   More >

Mindfulness Over the Holidays (BEUHS059)

Workshop | December 5 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. |  Anna Head Alumnae Hall (2537 Haste St.)

 Leslie Bell, Ph.D. LCSW, Be Well at Work – Employee Assistance

 Employee Assistance Program

During the holidays, we are more likely to be stressed out and overwhelmed by obligations, errands and high expectations. Our “to-do” lists increasingly grow, leading us to race through each day in an effort to complete holiday shopping and errands. And while family time for some of us is joyous, for others of us it can bring added stress and feelings of disappointment and anger. This workshop...   More >

2019-20 CAS Fellowships Information Session

Information Session | December 5 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Center for African Studies

The Center for African Studies at UC Berkeley is pleased to offer the following fellowships for UC Berkeley graduate and undergraduate students.

For graduate students:
Rocca Pre-Dissertation and Dissertation Fellowships
Ezera Research for African Doctoral Students
African Research Travel Grant
Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) Fellowship

CAS Fellowship Info Session

BIO Express Travel Signature Day

Workshop | December 5 | 1-4 p.m. | International House, Great Hall

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Berkeley International Office has set aside this special day for *express* travel signatures just for you! Stop by any time during the hours below to get your documents signed on the spot (please read below—"Do You Really Need a Travel Signature?").

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | February 1, 2017 – December 5, 2018 the first Wednesday of the month every month 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 >

Twin Peaks Hike

Social Event | December 5 | 2-7:30 p.m. |  Meeting location: Springer Gateway | Note change in date

 Map

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Come join us for a sunset hike to the top of Twin Peaks in SF, known for its amazing 360 degree views of the city. Take a much needed break from your studies, meet some fellow international students, and enjoy one of the most iconic views in the Bay!

We'll meet at Springer Gateway on Crescent Lawn at 2:30 PM on Saturday, November 17th and take BART and the 48 bus to Twin Peaks, and hike up...   More >

Dissertation Talk: BAG - Automation Framework for AMS Circuit Generator Design

Presentation | December 5 | 3-4 p.m. | 2108 Allston Way (Berkeley Wireless Research Center), Rabaey room

 Eric Chang, UC Berkeley

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

As the nature of scaling has shifted due to both technological and economic barriers, innovations in systems and circuits have become increasingly necessary to meet the needs to next generation designs. However, the stringent and unintuitive design rules of advanced multi-patterned processes along with increased interconnect resistance and capacitance due to dimensional scaling severely lengthen...   More >

Tails of the KPZ equation

Seminar | December 5 | 3-4 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Promit Ghosal, Columbia University

 Department of Statistics

The KPZ equation is a fundamental stochastic PDE related to modeling random growth processes, Burgers turbulence, interacting particle system, random polymers etc. In this talk, we focus on the tail probabilities of the solution of the KPZ equation. For instance, we investigate the probability of the solution being smaller or larger than the expected value. Our analysis is based on an exact...   More >

Weekly Coffee Break

Social Event | September 12 – December 5, 2018 every Wednesday with exceptions | 3-4 p.m. | Cafe International House

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Coffee Break is a weekly opportunity for UC Berkeley global students to meet and engage with one another in a relaxing environment. It’s a chance to enjoy free coffee, share stories about your experiences on campus, and get to know Berkeley International Office advisors. All UCB students are invited. Students are free to talk about anything, but we'll also have weekly discussion topics to...   More >

Holiday Pop-Up Shop Members' Preview

Social Event | December 5 | 4-7 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Enjoy holiday shopping while finding beautiful and unusual gifts at our special holiday shopping party in the Garden’s Julia Morgan Hall. Choose from a curated selection of gifts from local vendors as well as unique hand-crafted gifts from the Garden. Proceeds from your holiday purchases will directly benefit the Botanical Garden.

This event is an exclusive benefit for UC...   More >

  Register online

"High Transference Number Polymer-Based Electrolytes for Lithium Batteries"/"Probing the Acyl Carrier Protein-Enzyme Interactions within Terminal Alkyne Biosynthetic Machinery"

Colloquium | December 5 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall

 Kyle Diederichsen, Ph.D. student in the McCloskey Group; Michael Su, Ph.D. student in the Zhang Group

 Department of Chemical Engineering

Representation Theory and Mathematical Physics Seminar: Pentagram Maps and Refactorization in Poisson-Lie Groups

Seminar | December 5 | 4-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Anton Izosimov, University of Arizona

 Department of Mathematics

The pentagram map was introduced by Richard Schwartz in 1992, and is now one of the most renowned discrete integrable systems which has deep connections with such topics as cluster algebras, dimer models etc. In this talk I will present a geometric construction which identifies the pentagram map, as well as its various multidimensional generalisations, with refactorization type mappings in...   More >

Making organelles in the ER

Seminar | December 5 | 4-5 p.m. | 114 Morgan Hall

 William Prinz, NIH Section Chief, NIH

 Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology

ERG Colloquium: Sasha Harris-Lovett: Strategic Planning for Multi-Benefit Urban Water InfrastructureEnergy Systems

Colloquium | December 5 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 126 Barrows Hall

 Sasha Harris-Lovett, PhD canidate, Energy and Resources Group

 Energy and Resources Group

This talk presents a method for supporting decision-makers in implementing more equitable, holistic, and environmentally-sound urban water infrastructure.

How to Email a Professor to Get a Positive Response: Workshop

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

 Leah Carroll, Haas Scholars Program Manager/Advisor, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Do you need to email a professor you've never met before to ask for their help, but you don't know where to start? Have you ever written a long email to a professor, only to receive no response, or not the one you hoped? If so, this workshop is for you! We will discuss how to present yourself professionally over email to faculty and other professionals ...   More >

Center for Computational Biology Seminar: Dr. Angela Brooks, Assistant Professor, UC Santa Cruz

Seminar | December 5 | 4:30-5:30 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

 Center for Computational Biology

Full-length alternative transcript isoform analysis with nanopore sequencing

Abstract:
Our group aims to understand the mechanisms of alternative RNA splicing regulation and splicing dysregulation in cancer. Short-read, high-throughput cDNA sequencing (RNA-Seq) has revolutionized our ability to profile RNA splicing; however, this approach cannot capture the full complexity of RNA...   More >

Student to Student Peer Counseling: In Moffitt Library for RRR Week

Special Event | December 3 – 9, 2018 every day | 6-10 p.m. | Moffitt Undergraduate Library, Room 350C on 3rd Floor

 Student to Student Peer Counseling

Student to Student Peer Counseling will be available in Moffitt Library room 350C from 6-10pm during RRR week for drop in counseling sessions.

Evergreen Wreath Workshop

Workshop | December 5 | 6-8 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Create a one-of-a-kind beautiful and festive wreath or garland to add to your holiday decorations. Greens from the Garden's global plant collection and other natural adornments are included.

$55 / $50 UCBG Garden members

  Register online

Toastmasters on Campus Club: Learn public speaking

Meeting | January 14, 2015 – December 18, 2019 every Wednesday | 6:15-7:30 p.m. | 3119 Etcheverry Hall

 Toastmasters on Campus

Toastmasters has been the world leader in teaching public speaking since 1924. Meetings are an enjoyable, safe, self-paced course designed to get you up and running as a speaker in only a few months.

William Shakespeare's Cymbeline: King of Britain

Performing Arts - Theater | December 5 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | B4 Dwinelle Hall

 The class of 117T, Berkeley English

 Department of English

The class of 117T presents William Shakespeare's Cymbeline: King of Britain.

Trnka’s Sixties Masterworks

Film - Animated | December 5 | 7-8:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

By the 1960s, at the height of his powers, Trnka turned his attention away from fables and fairy tales and toward more pointed allegories and satires. Playfully probing works like Passion and Cybernetic Grandma (a surrealist look at a space-age future) are arguably the short-form, animated precursors to the Czech New Wave features that would follow a few years later. But Trnka’s 1965 masterwork...   More >

On the Beach at Night Alone: December's Movie at Moffitt

Film - Documentary | December 5 | 7-9 p.m. | 405 Moffitt Undergraduate Library

 Library

Art imitates life in this quietly devastating masterpiece from Hong Sangsoo. Kim Minhee (The Handmaiden, Claire's Camera)—in the role that won her the Silver Bear for best actress in Berlin—plays Younghee, an actress reeling in the aftermath of an affair with a married film director. Younghee visits Hamburg then returns to Korea, but as she meets with friends and has her fair share to drink,...   More >

 Must have a UCB student ID for entrance.

Movies at Moffitt

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Jacobs Winter Design Showcase

Tour/Open House | December 5 – 6, 2018 every day |  Jacobs Hall

 Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation

On Wednesday, December 5, and Thursday, December 6, please join the Jacobs Institute for the Jacobs Winter Design Showcase. At this open house, you can meet student designers, check out innovations in fields from health to mobility, and celebrate the semester over conversation and refreshments.

Check back in November for the full schedule and registration details.

Christmas Tree Sale: Hosted by the Cal Forestry Club

Holiday | December 2 – 7, 2018 every day | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Mulford Hall

 Cal Forestry Club

Local and sustainably-harvested trees.

Preorders are available until November 29. To preorder, go to:
tinyurl.com/orderatree

Tang Center Tabling in Moffitt Library: De-stress with the Health Educators from the Tang Center

Information Session | December 5 – 7, 2018 every day | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Moffitt Undergraduate Library, 4th Floor

 Tang Center (University Health Services)

Health educators from the Tang Center will be in Moffitt Library to pass out snacks, drinks, tips for staying healthy during RRR week and finals, and to provide you comfort during this stressful time.

Community Convening: Assessment in the H-SS Classroom

Workshop | December 6 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 UC Berkeley History-Social Science Project

Join Bay Area history educators for the second of three community conversations about history teaching. UCBHSSP will introduce models for assessing student learning in a history classroom.

 This event is directed at educators.

Evergreen Wreath Workshop

Workshop | December 6 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Create a one-of-a-kind beautiful and festive wreath or garland to add to your holiday decorations. Greens from the Garden's global plant collection and other natural adornments are included.

$55 / $50 UCBG Garden members

  Register online

Garden Holiday Pop-Up Shop

Sale | December 6 – 9, 2018 every day | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden, Julia Morgan Hall

 Botanical Garden

Enjoy holiday shopping while finding beautiful and unusual gifts at our special holiday shopping party in the Garden’s Julia Morgan Hall. Choose from a curated selection of gifts from local vendors as well as unique hand-crafted gifts from the Garden. Proceeds from your holiday purchases will directly benefit the Botanical Garden.

Applied Math Seminar: Convolutional Neural Network with Decomposed Filters

Seminar | December 6 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 732 Evans Hall

 Xiuyuan Cheng, Duke University

 Department of Mathematics

Filters in a Convolutional Neural Network (CNN) contain model parameters learned from data. The properties of convolutional filters in a trained deep network directly affect the quality of the feature representation being learned. In this talk, we introduce a framework for decomposing convolutional filters over a truncated expansion under pre-fixed bases, where the expansion coefficients are...   More >

Free First Thursday

Special Event | December 6 | 11 a.m.-7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

On the first Thursday of every month, BAMPFA gallery admission is free to all.

Econ 235, Financial Economics Seminar: "TBA"

Seminar | December 6 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | C210 Haas School of Business

 Emily Gallagher, Washington University in St. Louis

 Department of Economics

Joint with the Haas Finance Seminar

Certificate Program in Marketing Online Information Session

Information Session | December 6 | 12-1 p.m. |  Online

 Tom McGuire, Program Director, UC Berkeley Extension

 UC Berkeley Extension

Find out how UC Berkeley Extension equips you with a solid understanding of marketing’s most up-to-date concepts and techniques. For more information, visit the Certificate Program in Marketing.

  Make reservations online

Oliver E. Williamson Seminar

Seminar | December 6 | 12-1:30 p.m. | C330 Haas School of Business

 Raul Sanchez de la Sierra, UC Berkeley

 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 >

Seminar 271, Development joint with Seminar 225 OEW: Topic Forthcoming

Seminar | December 6 | 12-1:30 p.m. | C330 Cheit Hall

 Raul Sanchez de la Sierra, UC Berkeley, Haas

 Department of Economics

Berkeley Art Studio's Holiday Pop-Up Shop: Gifts, arts, crafts, handmade by local artists

Holiday | December 1 – 10, 2018 every day | 12-10 p.m. |  Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union

 Berkeley Art Studio

Need holiday gifts but are tired of shopping at the same old big-box stores and online-mega-retailers? Pick up your holiday gifts at the Berkeley Art Studio‘s Holiday Pop-Up Shop on the UC Berkley campus. We carry artist-made ceramics, drawings, paintings, prints, photographs, holiday cards, jewelry, and more!

Lunch Poems: Mary Jo Bang

Reading - Literary | December 6 | 12:10-12:50 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Library | Canceled

 Lunch Poems

Lunch Poems presents Mary Jo Bang.

IB Seminar:

Seminar | December 6 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Licia Selleri, University of California, San Francisco

 Department of Integrative Biology

Let's Talk: Engaging in Cross-Cultural Communication: Beeqi004-181206

Workshop | December 6 | 1-4 p.m. | 24 University Hall

 Sidalia Reel

 Human Resources

This workshop engages participants in conversations regarding “what gets in the way” when communicating across difference. This workshop reviews interactive communication theory and U.S. domestic dynamics of Human Diversity. Participants will work with each other in discussing and applying this information in varied situations. By the end of this workshop participants will: •Increase awareness of...   More >

Econ 235, Financial Economics Student Seminar: "TBA"

Seminar | December 6 | 1-2 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Marius Guenzel, UC Berkeley; Chris Lako, UC Berkeley

 Department of Economics

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 >

FALL 2018 ARCHITECTURE STUDIO FINAL REVIEWS: ARCH 203

Presentation | December 6 | 2-6:30 p.m. |  Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

THU, DEC 6, 2-6:30pm. Students in ARCH 203 will be exhibiting their work and presenting their projects to faculty and guest critics.

The good, the bad, and the ugly: How we decide what data to use in our regulations

Lecture | December 6 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 5400 Berkeley Way West

 Dr. Shelley DuTeaux, PhD, MPH, Human Health Assessment Branch, California Department of Pesticide Regulation

 Division of Environmental Health Sciences, School of Public Health

We often have to use imperfect, messy, and even missing data in setting regulatory targets. Different agencies have different approaches to setting regulatory targets depending on the laws that define their statutory authority. Because of this, organizations may come to very different decisions for same chemical using same data. This presentation will use a series of pesticides to show how...   More >

Story Hour in Moffitt: Featuring Dean Greenwell

Reading - Literary | December 6 | 2-2:30 p.m. | Moffitt Undergraduate Library, 4th Floor

 Joseph Greenwell, Dean of Students, University of California, Berkeley

 ASUC (Associated Students of the University of California)

The office of the ASUC AAVP invites you to enjoy story hour on the 4th floor of Moffitt Library.

Representation Theory and Mathematical Physics Seminar: Introduction to Virtual Knot Theory

Seminar | December 6 | 2-3 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall | Note change in time

 Louis H Kauffman, University of Illinois at Chicago

 Department of Mathematics

Virtual knot theory is a generalization of classical knot theory that studies stabilized knots and links in thickened surfaces. Two knots (links) in thickened surfaces are said to be stably equivalent if they can be obtained one from another by a finite sequence of ambient isotopies along with surgeries on their complements (that can change of genus of the embedding surface). There is a...   More >

CEDSOC Meeting re Dean's search

Meeting | December 6 | 2:30-3:30 p.m. | 214B Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design Students of Color

Hayden Shelby, student representative to the Dean's Search committee, is meeting with CEDSOC members to discuss students' questions and visions for the new Dean. We will discuss:

1) Any particular leaders at other institutions you would like for us to recruit (or who have qualities you think we should look for)
2) Issues facing students of color at CED that you think the new dean should be...   More >

Ion Channels as Organizers of Neuronal Signaling Domains

Seminar | December 6 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

 James Trimmer, University of California, Davis, Department of Physiology and Membrane Biology

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Representation Theory and Mathematical Physics Seminar: Twisting functors and generalized Verma modules

Seminar | December 6 | 4-5 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

 Libor Krizka, Charles University in Prague and University of Sao Paolo

 Department of Mathematics

We will discuss the Arkhipov's twisting functor associated to a positive root of a complex simple finite-dimensional Lie algebra. By applying this twisting functor for a non-simple root on generalized Verma modules we obtain the so called partial Gelfand-Tsetlin modules, which are weight modules outside the category \(\mathcal O\). The talk is based on joint results with Vyacheslav Futorny and...   More >

TDPS Fall Choreography Showcase

Performing Arts - Dance | December 6 – 7, 2018 every day | 5-6:15 p.m. | Zellerbach Hall, Room 7

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

The Fall Choreography Showcase highlights the original work of promising, emerging choreographers. Under the direction of choreographer and TDPS professor Joe Goode, TDPS students present original solos and duets. See the next generation of dance artists!

 This is a free event, but attendees must select a performance and reserve tickets. RSVP online by December 6.

Winter iMix

Social Event | December 6 | 5-7 p.m. | Bechtel Engineering Center, Garbarini Lounge

 Berkeley International Office(BIO)), College of Engineering

Thanks for your interest! This event is full and RSVP's are now closed. Please keep checking our FB event page for similar events coming up!

Applying to Study Abroad

Information Session | December 6 | 5-6 p.m. | 375 LeConte Hall

 Berkeley Study Abroad

What's next? Now that you know where you want to study abroad, it's time to craft a strong application. This information session will cover all the basic information on how to apply to Berkeley Study Abroad programs.

Student to Student Peer Counseling: In Moffitt Library for RRR Week

Special Event | December 3 – 9, 2018 every day | 6-10 p.m. | Moffitt Undergraduate Library, Room 350C on 3rd Floor

 Student to Student Peer Counseling

Student to Student Peer Counseling will be available in Moffitt Library room 350C from 6-10pm during RRR week for drop in counseling sessions.

A China Carved on Tableaux: Whitewood Figurines in the Long Twentieth Century

Lecture | December 6 | 6-8 p.m. |  Hearst Museum of Anthropology

 Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

How is the crafting history of ordinary woodcarvers different from the political and economic history of elites and literati? The talk will tell a history of Ningbo miniature whitewood figurines in a longue durée, first collected by Western travelers as souvenirs from the 1870s to 1940s and then shipped to the West as export craft from the 1950s to 1980s. With a focus on the making of those...   More >

Shame

Film - Feature | December 6 | 7-8:40 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

“Set a tiny step into the future, the film has the inevitability of a common dream. . . . One of Bergman’s greatest films, [and] one of the least known” (Pauline Kael). Fleeing a civil war in their country, a couple (Max von Sydow and Liv Ullmann), both musicians, retreat to a remote island to grow fruit and cultivate their mutual love. But war overtakes them, exacting its total surrender of...   More >

Charles Lloyd and The Marvels with special guest Lucinda Williams: Featuring Greg Leisz, Reuben Rodgers, and Eric Harland

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

 Charles Lloyd & The Marvels with special guest Lucinda Williams, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

In response to the presidential inauguration of 2017, saxophonist and NEA Jazz Master Charles Lloyd and his band The Marvels joined with folk-rock pioneer Lucinda Williams to release a rendition of Bob Dylan’s protest song “Masters of War.” The success of that single has led to a new collaboration and Blue Note album, Vanished Gardens, released in June 2018, that adds Williams’ distinctive voice...   More >

$34-88 (prices subject to change)

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

Charles Lloyd & The Marvels with special guest Lucinda Williams perform Saturday, December 6, 2018 in Zellerbach Hall.

Crafter-Dark: Make Paper Lanterns!

Workshop | December 6 | 8-10 p.m. |  Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union

 Berkeley Art Studio

Get crafty with us! We’re hosting free, drop-in arts & crafts workshops in the MLK Jr. Student Union Campus Living Room. This week we're making beautiful paper lanterns just in time for the holidays.

TDPS Fall Choreography Showcase

Performing Arts - Dance | December 6 – 7, 2018 every day | 8-9:15 p.m. | Zellerbach Hall, Room 7

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

The Fall Choreography Showcase highlights the original work of promising, emerging choreographers. Under the direction of choreographer and TDPS professor Joe Goode, TDPS students present original solos and duets. See the next generation of dance artists!

 This is a free event, but attendees must select a performance and reserve tickets. RSVP online by December 6.