<< February 2019 >>

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Garden Closed

Miscellaneous | January 1, 2019 – January 7, 2020 the first Tuesday of the month every month |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

The garden is closed on the first Tuesday of every month.

-Why is the Garden Closed one day a month?
For the safety of the public and the safety of the collection, the Garden’s Horticultural staff need one day per month to complete jobs that may pose safety risks to visitors, such as dropping tree limbs, renovating paths, or controlling pests.

-I’m only in Berkeley for one day from...   More >

Winter at the Hall

Special Event | December 21, 2018 – March 20, 2019 every day |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

This winter, visit the Hall for interactive exhibits, special hands-on activities, intriguing Planetarium shows, and more!

Workplace Civility: Respect in Action

Workshop | February 5 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | 24 University Hall

 Ombuds

Learn practical steps for promoting civility at work, including guidelines for considerate conduct and ideas for creating a more inclusive work environment. Participants will also learn how to help their unit establish group norms and effective ways to respond to rudeness.

Hardware Engineering Networking Day

Information Session | February 5 | 9 a.m.-1 p.m. | Bechtel Engineering Center, Garbarini Lounge

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Apple would love the chance to meet you and introduce you to our managers who will be on campus February 5, 2019.

Apple will bring ~30 engineers interested in meeting ME, EE, IE majors.

Please RSVP for a time slot to attend, ranking your preferences in order. A confirmation with your assigned time slot will be emailed to you 12-24 hours before the Networking Day.



This event is open...   More >

Street Story: A Platform for Community Engagement

Presentation | February 5 | 10-11 a.m. |  Webex platform online

 Kate Beck, UC Berkeley SafeTREC

 Safe Transportation Research & Education Center

Please join Kate Beck, program lead at UC Berkeley Safe Transportation Research and Education Center (SafeTREC) for a demonstration and discussion of Street Story, a web-based community engagement tool designed for people to report transportation safety issues they see and experience. The Street Story tool aims to help agencies and community groups collect information that can create a fuller...   More >

Clayton Heathcock Lectureship: Studies Related to the ATP-Adenosine Pathway

Seminar | February 5 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Terry Rosen, Arcus Biosciences

 College of Chemistry

Tumor cell death induced by hypoxia or chemotherapy releases large amounts of ATP (adenosine triphosphate) into the extracellular environment. ATP is rapidly converted to AMP (adenosine monophosphate) which, in turn, is converted by hypoxia-induced CD73 into adenosine (ADO). ADO suppresses immune responses, including those of T cells, NK cells and dendritic cells through activation of adenosine...   More >

Oracle Tabling in 3rd Floor, Soda Hall!

Miscellaneous | February 5 | 11 a.m.-2 p.m. | Soda Hall, In front of HP Auditorium (306 Soda Hall)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Meet with Oracle recruiters and university relations representatives and get yourself a complementary cupcake while they last!

Berkeley Summer Abroad in London: Shakespeare and the Arts

Information Session | February 5 | 11 a.m. | 305 Wheeler Hall

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Learn more about the Summer Abroad in London program at this info session. Program advisers and faculty will be on hand to answer your questions.

Experience the cultural heart of London, from Renaissance art to Shakespeare plays. This program takes full advantage of its location, with field trips to iconic London landmarks including Shakespeare’s Globe Theater, the British Museum, and the...   More >

Berkeley Summer Abroad in Madrid: Spanish Language and Culture

Information Session | February 5 | 11 a.m. | 5303 Dwinelle Hall

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Learn more about Summer Abroad in Madrid, Spain at this info session. Program advisers and faculty will be on hand to answer your questions.

Sharpen your Spanish language skills and settle into the Spanish pace of life in Madrid, the stunning cosmopolitan capital of Spain. In this program, students will immerse themselves in the day-to-day life of a Madrileño/a.

Learn more:...   More >

Seminar 217, Risk Management: Endogenous risk, indirect contagion and systemic risk

Seminar | February 5 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Speakers: Rama Cont, University of Oxford

 Consortium for Data Analytics in Risk

Deleveraging by financial institutions in response to losses may lead to contagion of losses across institutions with common asset holdings. Unlike direct contagion via counterparty exposures, this channel of contagion -which we call indirect contagion- is mediated through market prices and does not require bilateral exposures or relations.

SURF Summer Research Scholarships Info Session

Information Session | February 5 | 12-1 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Sean Burns, Director, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

 Office of Undergraduate Research

OURS Staff will discuss eligibility criteria for SURF programs, benefits of the fellowship and tips for a successful application

Student Faculty Macro Lunch - Inflation and Capital Misallocation

Presentation | February 5 | 12-1 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Amir Kermani, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics and Haas School of Business

 Clausen Center

This workshop consists of one-hour informal presentations on topics related to macroeconomics and international finance, broadly defined. The presenters are UC Berkeley PhD students, faculty, and visitors.
** MUST RSVP**

  RSVP by emailing jgmendoza@berkeley.edu by February 1.

"We want bread and roses!": Trade union feminism across borders: a comparative perspective on 1970s Italian and French experiences

Lecture | February 5 | 12 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Anna Frisone, Visiting Scholar and Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of History, UC Berkeley

 Institute of European Studies, Department of Gender and Women's Studies, Department of History

Second-wave feminism is internationally known for its choice of refusing any engagement with gender-mixed political organizations, in favor of a deep commitment into women-only collectives. However, some women stubbornly decided to introduce a feminist approach within male-dominated organizations such as the trade unions, interrogating their allegedly neutral but on the contrary deeply gendered...   More >

Webnet: The future of content delivery

Workshop | February 5 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 303 Doe Library

 Tor Haugan, Writer/Editor, Library Communications Office

 Director of Staff Learning and Development

Evaluating the impact and outcomes of STEM programs: A common sense approach

Workshop | February 5 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Coalition for Education and Outreach

Are your STEM programs, activities, events, courses, curricula really reaching their intended audiences? In this moderated panel presentation, you will learn how to measure and assess the impacts and outcomes of STEM programs.

Dynamic Neural Fields: the embodiment of neural computation

Seminar | February 5 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 560 Evans Hall

 Yulia Sandamirskaya, Institute of Neuroinformatics, University of Zurich and ETH Zurich

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Activity of neuronal populations in several cortical regions can be described by a Dynamic Neural Field (DNF) equation. A DNF is a continuous in time and in space activation function defined over a metric space spanned over perceptual (e.g., color, retinal location, orientation) or motor (e.g., orientation of the head, direction of movement) dimensions, in which neurons in the underlying...   More >

Mindfulness Meditation Group

Meeting | February 20, 2018 – January 5, 2021 every Tuesday | 12:15-1 p.m. | 3110 Tang Center, University Health Services

 Tang Center (University Health Services)

The Mindfulness Meditation Group meets every Tuesday at 12:15-1:00 pm at 3110 Tang Center on campus. All campus-affiliated people are welcome to join us on a drop-in basis, no registration or meditation experience necessary. We start with a short reading on meditation practice, followed by 30 minutes of silent sitting, and end with a brief discussion period.

Seminar 237/281: Macro/International Seminar - "Household Debt Revaluation and the Real Economy": Evidence from a Foreign Currency Debt Crisis

Seminar | February 5 | 2-4 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Emil Verner, Assistant Professor of Finance, MIT

 Department of Economics

Joint 237/281 Macro and International Trade Seminar

  RSVP by emailing Joseph G. Mendoza at jgmendoza@berkeley.edu

Two-Year Home Country Physical Presence Requirement Workshop

Workshop | February 5 | 2-4 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 >

Librarian Office Hours at the SPH DREAM Office

Miscellaneous | February 5 – April 30, 2019 every Tuesday with exceptions | 3-5 p.m. | Berkeley Way West, 2220 (DREAM Office)

 Debbie Jan

 Library

Drop by during office hours if you need help with your literature reviews; setting up searches in PubMed, Embase, and other databases; using EndNote, RefWorks, or other citation management software; finding statistics or data; and answering any other questions you may have.

Lunar New Year Celebration

Social Event | February 5 | 3-4:30 p.m. |  César E. Chávez Student Center

 SLC Language Exchange Program

The SLC Language Exchange Program is excited to invite you to our first event of the semester. Join us Tuesday, 2/5, from 3-4:30PM as we celebrate the Lunar New Year!

Observed across East and Southeast Asia, the Lunar New Year is a time to come together with friends and family and welcome the start of the lunar calendar. Come enjoy traditional games, crafts, and treats from across the region...   More >

  RSVP online by February 4.

LEP Lunar New Year Celebration

Experiencing Language, Language Education and Social Justice in Times of Violence and Resistance

Lecture | February 5 | 3-5 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, B-4 (Classroom side)

 Robert Train, Sonoma State University

 Berkeley Language Center

Attacking education has long been a staple food in the conservative political regimen of the “culture wars” in the US. However, the assault on higher education takes an increasingly troubling and openly violent texture in the Trump era, particularly for immigrants and Latinos. In this talk, I will examine impacts of Trumpian discourse on how we language educators may address structural and...   More >

Clinical Science Colloquium

Colloquium | February 5 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 1104 Berkeley Way West

 Amit Etkin MD PhD

 Department of Psychology

Over the past two decades, neuroimaging studies have defined a set of distributed brain systems that contribute to cognition, emotion, mood and other mental processes. Perturbations in these circuits have been identified in different ways across psychiatric disorders. The challenge ahead of us is how to use these insights to: 1) understand the nature of neural circuit deficits in mental illnesses...   More >

3-Manifold Seminar: Special cube complexes

Seminar | February 5 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

 Larsen Linov, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

A cube complex is a cell complex in which each n-cell is a n-dimensional cube. We'll define "special" cube complexes and explain their relationship to right-angled Artin groups. We'll also discuss some results about separability in their fundamental groups.

3-Manifold Seminar: Special cube complexes

Seminar | February 5 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

 Larsen Linov, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

A cube complex is a cell complex in which each n-cell is a n-dimensional cube. We'll define "special" cube complexes and explain their relationship to right-angled Artin groups. We'll also discuss some results about separability in their fundamental groups.

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

Workshop | February 5 | 4-5 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 >

Representation Theory and Mathematical Physics Seminar: Temperley-Lieb algebra action on the category of representations of periplectic supergroup

Seminar | February 5 | 4-5 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Vera Serganova, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

We define the action of infinitely generated Temperley-Lieb algebra on the category of representations of the supergroup \(P(n)\). The supergroup in question is an interesting super analogue of the orthogonal and symplectic groups. As an application of this construction we get algorithm computing characters of irreducible representation of \(P(n)\) and some other esults. As n tends to infinity,...   More >

Single Molecule Probes and Single Particles Probed

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

 Laura Kaufman, Department of Chemistry, Columbia University

 College of Chemistry

I will describe two projects in which we characterize complex systems – supercooled liquids and conjugated polymer aggregates – through single molecule or single particle fluorescence imaging. First, in supercooled liquids – systems that display behaviors consistent with the presence of heterogeneous dynamics – we investigate the time scales over which heterogeneities persist using “ideal” single...   More >

2019 William Main Seminar Series: Fire Science, Policy and Management in California Wildlands

Seminar | February 5 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center

 Mark Finney, U.S. Forest Service

 William Main Seminar Endowment

The 2019 William Main Seminar Series examines the confluence of environmental science, policy and management in contending with the spate of recent fire outbreaks in California. We are excited to welcome Mark Finney, USFS Research Forester, who will kick off the series with his presentation, "Understanding Wildlife Spread through Experiments and Modeling".

Political Economy of Reforms in Europe’s Neighborhood

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

 Sergei Guriev, Chief Economist, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

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

Continuing economic convergence in Europe’s neighborhood requires further structural reforms. We will discuss the political economy of reforms in specific transition countries including Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan, and Uzbekistan.

The Assault on Empathy: The Promise of a Friction-Free Life: Charles M. and Martha Hitchcock Lectures by Sherry Turkle

Lecture | February 5 | 4:10 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium

 Sherry Turkle, Professor of the Social Studies of Science and Technology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 Graduate Division

Sherry Turkle will present the Hitchcock lectures on February 5 and February 6, 2019. The first lecture is titled "The Assault on Empathy: The Promise of a Friction-Free Life" and is free and open to the public. No tickets are required.

Simon-Kucher Partners Infosession: Careers in consulting

Information Session | February 5 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Betty Pio, Simon-Kucher & Partners

 Bioengineering (BioE)

Want to learn more about consulting?
Our Life Sciences Partners will be on campus to discuss projects they have worked on and to answer any questions you might have about a career in consulting.

Food provided and resumes accepted!

• Simon-Kucher is regarded as the world’s leading pricing advisor and thought leader.
• Life Sciences is one of our leading industry practices; we have advised...   More >

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Art for Your Apartment: and dorm

Presentation | February 5 | 5-6 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Room

 Library

Come see and learn about the Graphic Arts Loan Collection.

This is framed art prints you can bring home and hang on your wall for the school year. Prints comprise a survey of movements and artists - from Impressionism to Cubism, and from Rembrandt to Miro.

This all takes place in the historic Morrison Room. A brief presentation will be followed by ample time to browse representative works...   More >

 Note: borrowing from the Graphic Arts Loan Collection is limited to UCB students, faculty and staff and is free

Art for Your Apartment

Oracle Tech Talk: ERP in the Cloud

Information Session | February 5 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Speaker: Hui Wang, Software Development Manager of the Netsuite Organization

In this tech talk, we will focus on Oracle's core application business, introduce what an ERP system is and why enterprises need it. Then we will discuss the importance of bringing it to the Cloud and making it accessible to all businesses from both business and technical aspects.

We will also be holding a raffle...   More >

Career Connections: Design and Technology

Social Event | February 5 | 6-8 p.m. |  Career Center (2440 Bancroft Way)

 Career Center

Alumni and student networking event.

Food Politics 2019: Food Policy in the Trump Era with Marion Nestle

Lecture | February 5 | 6-8 p.m. |  Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center | Note change in location

 Graduate School of Journalism, Berkeley Food Institute, UC Berkeley-11th Hour Food and Farming Journalism Fellowship

Please join us for a special lecture series with celebrated author and scholar Marion Nestle. "Food Politics 2019: Food Policy in the Trump Era" What’s happening under the Trump administration to policies aimed at solving problems of undernutrition, obesity, and the effects of food production on the environment?

  RSVP online

Photo: Bill Hayes

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

No BioE Department Seminar

Seminar | February 6 | 106 Stanley Hall

 Bioengineering (BioE)

Winter at the Hall

Special Event | December 21, 2018 – March 20, 2019 every day |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

This winter, visit the Hall for interactive exhibits, special hands-on activities, intriguing Planetarium shows, and more!

Free Wednesday at the Garden

Special Event | January 2 – December 4, 2019 the first Wednesday of the month every month |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Every first Wednesday at the Garden is free admission day.

Software Engineering Networking Day

Information Session | February 6 | 9 a.m.-1 p.m. | Bechtel Engineering Center, Garbarini Lounge

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Apple would love the chance to meet you and introduce you to our managers who will be on campus February 6, 2019. We will bring ~30 engineers interested in meeting CS & EECS majors.

Please RSVP for a time slot to attend, ranking your preferences in order. A confirmation with your assigned time slot will be emailed to you 12-24 hours before the Networking Day.

This event is open to all...   More >

Discovery Station: Chocolate and Vanilla

Special Event | February 6 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Does chocolate really grow on trees?! Did you know vanilla comes from an orchid?! Come discover more about two of our favorite foods.

Berkeley Summer Abroad in Tainan, Taiwan: Business Chinese and Chinese Culture

Information Session | February 6 | 12 p.m. | B-4 Dwinelle Hall

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Learn more about the Summer Abroad in Tainan program at this info session. Program advisers and faculty will be on hand to answer your questions.

Advance your Mandarin language skills and explore Chinese culture in Tainan, Taiwan this summer.

This program is open to all levels of Mandarin speakers, including beginners, and is designed to give students the cultural, social, and business...   More >

GPR and Gradiometry in the Hyper-Arid Atacama: Assessing Features Among Fossil Channels, Paleosols, and Lithic Dispersions at Quebrada Mani 35, Chile

Lecture | February 6 | 12-1 p.m. |  2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Nicholas Tripcevich, Lab Manager, Archaeological Research Facility; Scott Byram, Owner, Feature Survey, Inc; José M. Capriles, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, The Pennsylvania State University; Calogero M. Santoro, Professor of Archaeology, Instituto de Alta Investigación, Universidad de Tarapacá, Chile

 Archaeological Research Facility

In the hyper-arid core of the Atacama Desert in northern Chile dozens of Terminal Pleistocene archaeological sites have been located in an area that previously held seasonal surface water channels and a riparian landscape. We present preliminary results from recent geophysical research at the site of Quebrada Mani 35.

Educational Integration Across Generations among Mexicans and Other Origin Groups: A Brown Bag Talk

Colloquium | February 6 | 12-1 p.m. | 2232 Piedmont, Seminar Room

 Jennifer Van Hook, Professor, Sociology, Penn State University

 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.

Labor Regimes of Indenture – A Global Overview of Migrant Domestic Work

Lecture | February 6 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 554 Barrows Hall

 Rhacel Parreñas, University of Southern California

 Department of Ethnic Studies, Center for Race and Gender, Institute for Labor Relations and Employment

Across the globe, migrant domestic workers are unfree workers whose legal residency is contingent on their continued employment as a live-in worker with a designated sponsor. This talk examines the politics of their indenture. Providing a macro and micro perspective, it begins with a global overview of the incorporation of migrant domestic workers as indentured workers in key host countries in...   More >

Greg Crutsinger on "Drones and data: aftermath of California's wildfires"

Conference/Symposium | February 6 | 12-1 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, 310 Banatao Auditorium

 CITRIS and the Banatao Institute

About the talk:

Drone technology has been increasingly used by public agencies for emergency and disaster response, including the recent devastating wildfires in California. However, the volume of information drones can collect quickly has resulted in a pressing need for rapid data processing and visualization. This lecture will walk through the use of drone imagery following three major...   More >

KUSTU ENDOWED LECTURE: "Mechanisms and Consequences of Biofilm Formation"

Seminar | February 6 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall

 Fitnat Yildiz, University of California, Santa Cruz

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

Dr. Yildiz's lab at UCSC focuses on understanding molecular mechanisms of biofilm formation, c-di-GMP signaling, and environmental stress response. Dr. Yildiz received her B.S. from Hacettepe University, Turkey followed by her Ph.D. from Indiana University. She was a recipient of the Ellison Medical foundation New Scholar Award in Global Infectious Disease and is a Fellow of the American Academy...   More >

Townsend Center's Berkeley Book Chat with Michael Nylan: The Chinese Pleasure Book

Lecture | February 6 | 12-1 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall

 Townsend Center for the Humanities

Nylan explores the concept of “pleasure”—including both short-term delight and longer-term satisfaction—as understood by major thinkers of ancient China.

Computer Vision Beyond Recognition

Seminar | February 6 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 560 Evans Hall

 Stella Yu, UC Berkeley

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Computer vision has advanced rapidly with deep learning, achieving super-human performance on a few recognition benchmarks. At the core of the state-of-the-art approaches for image classification, object detection, and semantic/instance segmentation is sliding-window classification, engineered for computational efficiency. Such piecemeal analysis of visual perception often has trouble getting...   More >

Certificate Program in Human Resource Management Online Information Session

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

 UC Berkeley Extension

Discover how this certificate, approved by the Human Resource Certification Institute, can help you make the most of growing opportunities in human resource management.

  Register online

Noon Concert: South Indian Classical music

Performing Arts - Music | February 6 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

Arvind Sundararajan, vocals
Vikram Shivakumar, violin
Ajay Gopi, Mridangam

Commencing its 67th 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. Traditionally on Wednesdays and Fridays, each concert begins promptly at...   More >

MVZ LUNCH SEMINAR - Jennifer Smith: Evolutionary ecology of social networks in free-living mammals: From hyenas to ground squirrels

Seminar | February 6 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 VLSB, Grinnell-Miller Library

 Jennifer Smith

 Museum of Vertebrate Zoology

MVZ Lunch is a graduate level seminar series (IB264) based on current and recent vertebrate research. Professors, graduate students, staff, and visiting researchers present on current and past research projects. The seminar meets every Wednesday from 12- 1pm in the Grinnell-Miller Library. Enter through the MVZ's Main Office, 3101 Valley Life Sciences Building, and please let the receptionist...   More >

Reclaiming Childhood in a Digital Age (BEUHS370)

Workshop | February 6 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club

 Richard Freed, Ph.D.

 Be Well at Work - Work/Life

Dr. Richard Freed will speak on raising happy, healthy kids in the digital age. Learn how a virtually unknown merger between the tech industry and psychology is leading to video games, social media, and smartphones that kids can’t put down. And, why this means children and teens need our help to navigate this digital landscape.
This interactive talk will explore key questions:

• How...   More >

  Enroll online

Exhibition Highlights Tour

Tour/Open House | February 6 | 12:15 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Discover highlights from current exhibitions on a guided tour led by BAMPFA education staff.

The Color of Law

Lecture | February 6 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. |  Freight and Salvage Coffeehouse

 2020 Addison St, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Richard Rothstein, Haas Institute

 Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)

A forgotten history of how our government segregated America.

Pan-Africanism - A History

Colloquium | February 6 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Hakim Adi, Professor of the History of Africa & the African Diaspora, University of Chichester

 Center for African Studies, Department of African American Studies

Professor Hakim Adi will introduce his latest book, Pan-Africanism – A History, in which he provides a history of the individuals and organizations that have sought the unity of all those of African origin as the basis for advancement and liberation.

EE Seminar: Manipulating interfacial physics for novel multimodal and multiphase insect-scale robots

Seminar | February 6 | 1-2 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge, 430

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Several insect species, such as diving flies and diving beetles, exhibit remarkable locomotive capabilities in aerial, aquatic, and terrestrial environments, inspiring the development of similar capabilities in robots at the centimeter scale. In this talk I will present two insect-scale robots capable of multimodal and multiphase locomotion. I will start by presenting a 175mg, flapping wing robot...   More >

Harmonic Analysis Seminar: Introduction to Fourier restriction via polynomial partitioning

Seminar | February 6 | 1:10-2 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

 Michael Christ, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Introduction to the work of L. Guth on application of the method of polynomial partitioning to Fourier restriction inequalities. This will be the first of a series of seminar meetings devoted to the 2016 article of Guth on this topic. Key concepts will be introduced. The method will be illustrated through an application to a simpler problem.

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 2 – December 4, 2019 the first Wednesday of the month every month | 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 plants from around the world, learn about the vast diversity in the collection, and see what is currently in bloom. Meet at the Entry Plaza.

Free with Garden admission. Advanced registration not required

Experimental design in an oligonucleotide synthesis factory using numerical simulations in Python and pandas

Seminar | February 6 | 1:30-2:45 p.m. | 775A Tan Hall

 Aaron Wiegel, Data Scientist, Synthego

 Department of Chemistry

Abstract: Regardless of the application, calculating a particular statistic and associated p-value is not necessarily the biggest challenge in designing an experiment, especially given the availability of open source software packages such as scipy and statsmodels in Python. Instead, ensuring that the assumptions required for a statistical test are actually satisfied by the data is far more...   More >

Summer Opportunities Fair

Special Event | February 6 | 2-4 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Pauley Ballroom

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Wondering what to do next summer? Visit the Summer Opportunities Fair to learn about exciting summer options for UC Berkeley students, including study abroad, summer courses, student jobs and internships, research, volunteer and service, and more.

Berkeley Summer Abroad in Madrid, Spain: Spanish Language and Culture

Information Session | February 6 | 2 p.m. | 5303 Dwinelle Hall

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Learn more about Summer Abroad in Madrid, Spain at this info session. Program advisers and faculty will be on hand to answer your questions.

Sharpen your Spanish language skills and settle into the Spanish pace of life in Madrid, the stunning cosmopolitan capital of Spain. In this program, students will immerse themselves in the day-to-day life of a Madrileño/a.

Learn more:...   More >

UCDC Info Session: Fall 2019 application deadline, February 21, 2019

Information Session | February 6 | 2-3 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Mary Crabb, UCDC

 The UC Berkeley Washington Program

Come learn about how to spend a semester working and studying in Washington, DC. UCDC sends students from all majors to intern and take classes in DC, earning a full semester of Berkeley credit.

2019 Summer Opportunities Fair

Special Event | February 6 | 2-4 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Pauley Ballroom

 Summer Sessions

Wondering what to do next summer? Visit the Summer Opportunities Fair to learn about exciting summer options for UC Berkeley students, including summer courses, study abroad, student jobs and internships, research, volunteer and service, and more.

Representatives from Berkeley campus units will be tabling with information on their courses and programs.

Advances and Challenges in Computational Modeling of Dynamic Material Failure: From Single to Multi-Scale Simulations and Their Industrial Applications

Seminar | February 6 | 2-3 p.m. | 3110 Etcheverry Hall

 Dr. C.T. Wu, Livermore Software Technology Corporation (LSTC)

 Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME)

Numerical modeling of material failure remains a formidable challenge to the computational mechanics community. Apparently, the pure continuum-based numerical methods are not able to accurately predict the material failure takes place at the finer scale. In other words, the C1-continuity assumption in most finite element methods is inadequate to describe the kinematic discontinuity of...   More >

When Scientists Write for the Public: Objective Consideration of Contemporary Phenomena

Lecture | February 6 | 2-3 p.m. | Calvin Laboratory (Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing), Calvin Lab auditorium

 Konstantin Kakaes, The Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing

 Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing

Science is complicated. So too are mathematics and engineering. (This talk will speak of these subjects as “science”, despite the imprecision in doing so, without loss of generality.) Most people do not understand most things—even scientists working in any given discipline often understand little about the work of their colleagues across campus.

Some popular writing by scientists is...   More >

Topology Seminar (Introductory Talk): Involutive Heegaard Floer homology

Seminar | February 6 | 2:10-3 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Matthew Stoffregen, MIT

 Department of Mathematics

We'll review the definition of Ozsvath-Szabo's Heegaard Floer homology, and then define the involutive version constructed by Hendricks and Manolescu.

How Artificial Intelligence Is Reshaping Repression: With Prof. Steven Feldstein, Frank and Bethine Church Chair of Public Affairs at Boise State University and fellow, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace’s Democracy and Rule of Law Program.

Lecture | February 6 | 2:15-3:30 p.m. | 10 Boalt Hall, School of Law

 Steven Feldstein, Boise State University

 Human Rights Center

Repressive regimes are implementing AI systems, accelerating the global resurgence of authoritarianism and a new era of surveillance and control. To counter both the spread of high-tech repression abroad and potential abuses at home, policy makers in democratic states must think seriously.

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Race—The Power of an Illusion

Panel Discussion | February 6 | 3-6 p.m. |  Sutardja Dai Hall

 Larry Adelman, executive producer of RACE and co-director of California Newsreel, California Newsreel; john a. powell, UC Berkeley Faculty and Director of the Haas Institute, Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society; Michael Omi, Series Advisor and UC Berkeley faculty, Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies; Jason Corburn, UC Berkeley faculty, City/Regional Planning and Public Health; Darlene Francis, UC Berkeley Faculty, School of Public Health and Neuroscience; Victoria Robinson, UC Berkeley Faculty and Director of the American Cultures Center, The Department of Ethnic Studies

 Lulu Matute, Haas Scholar, Haas Scholars Program

 American Cultures, Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society, Library, Center for Race and Gender, California Newsreel

A public event celebrating the launch of a new companion website for the groundbreaking documentary series, 'Race—The Power of an Illusion.'

Weekly Coffee Break

Social Event | January 23 – May 1, 2019 every Wednesday with exceptions | 3-4 p.m. | Cafe International House

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Berkeley International Office's 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...   More >

A phase transition in a spatial permutation model on infinite trees

Seminar | February 6 | 3-4 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Milind Hegde, UC Berkeley

 Department of Statistics

Abstract: Spatial random permutation models are of physical interest due to connections to representations of certain gases such as helium as well as of the quantum Heisenberg ferromagnet. Physical phase transitions in these contexts correspond to the appearance of macro or infinite cycles in the permutation model. We study a spatial random permutation model on infinite trees with a time...   More >

Number Theory Seminar: Absolute Hodge cycles

Seminar | February 6 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Koji Shimizu, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Berkeley Summer Abroad in Bahia, Brazil: Afro-Feminism, Dance, and Brazil

Information Session | February 6 | 4 p.m. | 44B Dwinelle Hall

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Learn more about the Summer Abroad in Bahia, Brazil program at this info session. Program advisers and faculty will be on hand to answer your questions.

Bahia, Brazil: Afro-Feminism, Dance, and Brazil is a six-week cultural experience rooted in social justice and black feminist pedagogy exploring the power of dance and performance with a particular focus on Afro-Brazilian dances, songs and...   More >

Proteostasis, Sexual Dimorphism and Declining Adaptive Homeostasis in Ageing

Seminar | February 6 | 4-5 p.m. | 114 Morgan Hall

 Kelvin Davies, USC

 Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology

UROC (Underrepresented Researchers of Color): Putting finishing touches to your research applications: A Practical hands-on workshop

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

 Andrea Ramirez, UROC; Ife Okeke, UROC

 Office of Undergraduate Research

For anyone who is applying to the Haas Scholars Program or to the SURF Program, we will be holding a workshop space for students to get feedback on their proposals. Please stop by at whatever stage you're in.If you're unable to make this workshop, but want an extra set of eyes, please email uroc@berkeley.edu to set up a time to meet. We will have food for y'all. Excited to see you there!

Towards an Equitable Data-Driven Urbanism: Transforming Urban Theory and Practice via Data Science

Lecture | February 6 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 202 South Hall

 Karen Chapple

 Information, School of

The availability of new forms of data on different aspects of everyday life, analyzed and shared via new data analytics, has created an opportunity to depart from the old routines of data collection, cleaning, variable construction, and regression analysis. Working with fine-grained, real-time data has inspired a new generation of researchers eager to design smarter cities (despite the cautions...   More >

Thematic Seminar: The tautological ring of the moduli space of curves

Seminar | February 6 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Aaron Pixton, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 Department of Mathematics

Let Mg be the moduli space of smooth curves of genus g. The tautological ring is a subring of the cohomology of Mg that was introduced by Mumford in the 1980s in analogy with the cohomology of Grassmannians. Work of Faber and Faber-Zagier in the 1990s led to two competing conjectural descriptions of the structure of the tautological ring. After reviewing these conjectures, I will discuss some of...   More >

Towards an Equitable Data-Driven Urbanism: Transforming Urban Theory and Practice via Data Science

Lecture | February 6 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 202 South Hall

 Karen Chapple

 Data Sciences

In this talk, Professor Karen Chapel uses the lens of my Urban Displacement Project to explore how new sources of data, such as geotagged Twitter data, upend our traditional understandings of neighborhood change, while also facilitating new forms of participatory action research and global comparative case studies.

The Assault on Empathy: The Promise of Artificial Intimacy: Charles M. and Martha Hitchcock Lectures by Sherry Turkle

Lecture | February 6 | 4:10 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium

 Sherry Turkle, Professor of the Social Studies of Science and Technology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 Graduate Division

Sherry Turkle will present the Hitchcock lectures on February 5 and February 6, 2019. The second lecture is titled "The Assault on Empathy: The Promise of Artificial Intimacy" and is free and open to the public. No tickets are required.

Center for Computational Biology Seminar: Dr. Beth Shapiro, Professor, UC Santa Cruz

Seminar | February 6 | 4:30-5:30 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center

 Center for Computational Biology

Genomics, genetic rescue, and the future of conservation

Abstract: New technologies, including complete genome sequencing and genome engineering, promise to revolutionize conservation and slow the pace of the ongoing extinction crisis. However, the value of these technologies to conservation remains unclear. Using mountain lions from across their range and wolves from Isle Royale as examples,...   More >

Religion: A Mellon Foundation Sawyer Seminar

Seminar | February 6 | 5-7 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Niklaus Largier, UC Berkeley; Michael Warner, Yale; Mayanthi Fernando, UC Santa Cruz

 Michael Lucey, UC Berkeley

 Sawyer Seminar on Linguistic Anthropology and Literary and Cultural Studies

These public talks continue the series of events connected to the Sawyer Seminar in Linguistic Anthropology & Literary and Cultural Studies that began in Fall 2018. Many of the studies taken up so far in the seminar depend on religious objects, rituals, or encounters to help illuminate those pragmatic aspects of discourse that might be more easily concealed in our everyday routines. Perhaps the...   More >

Linguistic Anthropology and Literary and Cultural Studies: A Mellon Foundation Sawyer Seminar: Session 4: Religion

Conference/Symposium | February 6 – 7, 2019 every day | 5-7 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Niklaus Largier, UC Berkeley; Michael Warner, Yale University; Mayanthi Fernando, UC Santa Cruz; Michael Allan, University of Oregon; Courtney Handman, University of Texas at Austin; Charles Hirschkind, UC Berkeley; Webb Keane, University of Michigan

 Department of Comparative Literature, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

This is the fourth of seven two-day meetings of a Mellon Foundation Sawyer Seminar taking place throughout 2018-2019. The seminar aims to explore the potential of a set of concepts, tools, and critical practices developed in the field of linguistic anthropology for work being done in the fields of literary and cultural criticism.

Topology Seminar (Main Talk): An infinite-rank summand of the homology cobordism group

Seminar | February 6 | 5:10-6 p.m. | 3 Evans Hall | Note change in time

 Matthew Stoffregen, MIT

 Department of Mathematics

We explain a generalization of the techniques that Hom introduced to construct an infinite-rank summand of the topologically slice knot concordance group. We generalize Hom's epsilon-invariant to the involutive Heegaard Floer homology constructed by Hendricks-Manolescu. As an application, we see that there is an infinite-rank summand of the homology cobordism group. This is joint work with Irving...   More >

Swahili Table

Social Event | January 23 – May 8, 2019 every Wednesday | 5:30-6:30 p.m. |  Jupiter Taproom

 2181 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Elizabeth Resor

 Center for African Studies

Every Wednesdays speak Swahili with your fellow Swahili students and enthusiasts over a drink at Jupiter Taproom. This is an informal gathering to connect with other Swahili speakers on campus and in Berkeley. Each person will support their own beverage purchases, but we will provide the good company (don't worry- beverage/food purchases are NOT required). And of course, Swahili speaking...   More >

Toastmasters on Campus Club: Learn public speaking

Meeting | January 14, 2015 – December 18, 2019 every Wednesday | 6:15-7:30 p.m. | 3111 Etcheverry Hall

 Toastmasters on Campus

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

We the People: Justice for Some

Panel Discussion | February 6 | 6:30-7:30 p.m. |  JCC East Bay, Berkeley Branch

 1414 Walnut Street, Berkeley, CA 94709

 JCC East Bay

Featuring GSPP professors Jack Glaser and Steve Raphael, prisoner's rights attorney Margot Mendelson, and moderated by Abbie VanSickle of the Marshall Project.

Join us for a guided conversation about the most pressing and complex issues in the criminal justice system today. This discussion will examine professors Glaser, Raphael, and Mendelson's research on inequality in the criminal justice...   More >

$20 Non-Member, $15 Member

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The Holloway Series in Poetry Presents Cedar Sigo

Reading - Literary | February 6 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, 315, Maude Fife room

 Cedar Sigo

 Noah Warren

 Department of English, Holloway Poetry Series

The Holloway Series in Poetry presents a reading by Cedar Sigo, with an introductory reading by Noah Warren.

For more information, please visit: https://hollowayreadingseries.wordpress.com/

Poetry Reading: Cedar Sigo with Noah Warren: Holloway Poetry Series

Reading - Literary | February 6 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, Maude Fife Room (315)

 Department of English

A reading in the Holloway Poetry Series: poets Cedar Sigo and Noah Warren will read from their work

Poster: Cedar Sigo reading with Noah Warren 2/6/19

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Film - Feature | February 6 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Jia Zhangke’s exquisite documentary/fiction hybrid examines a Chinese factory-city being dismantled to make way for luxury apartment houses. Its workers, many of whom have spent their entire lives within the confines of the factory’s shops, schools, and dormitories, narrate how its walls have come to embody China’s modern history. For Jia, “history is always a blend of fact and imagination.”...   More >

Kedi: February's Movie at Moffitt

Film - Documentary | February 6 | 7-9 p.m. | 405 Moffitt Undergraduate Library

 Library

Hundreds of thousands of Turkish cats roam the metropolis of Istanbul freely. For thousands of years they’ve wandered in and out of people’s lives, becoming an essential part of the communities that make the city so rich. Claiming no owners, the cats of Istanbul live between two worlds, neither wild nor tame — and they bring joy and purpose to those people they choose to adopt. In Istanbul, cats...   More >

 Must have a UCB student ID for entrance.

Movies at Moffitt