<< February 2019 >>

Friday, February 1, 2019

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!

Know Your Numbers Health Screening (BEUHS619)

Information Session | February 1 | 7:30-10 a.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Education Center

 Tang Center (University Health Services)

Appointments offered every 15 minutes.
Know Your Numbers is a voluntary, fasting health screening including total cholesterol, HDL, LDL, and triglycerides, glucose, blood pressure, weight, body mass index (BMI), and waist circumference. Receive your confidential results (seen only by Health*Matters staff) and resources for follow-up immediately. Plan for 20-30 minutes to complete the screening....   More >

$10.00 Exact cash or check

 Enroll at the UC Learning Center. Enroll online

A Circular Economy Educational Trailer is Coming to Campus!

Special Event | February 1 | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | Haas Pavilion, In front of Haas Pavilion

 Cal Zero Waste

To kick off our PAC-12 Road to Zero Waste competition, swing by Haas Pavilion this Friday 2/1 from 10 am - 3 pm, to learn about the circular economy and tour an educational trailer that will be giving away FREE recycled content products such as socks, t-shirts and beanies made out of plastic bottles! In partnership with Cal Athletics, the first 100 people to come to the trailer will receive up to...   More >

SOLD OUT - Gallery Talk: Joseph Banks and the Golden Age of Botanical Exploration

Lecture | February 1 | 10-11:30 a.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Sir Joseph Banks (1743 – 1820) was an English naturalist and botanist who accompanied Captain James Cook on his first voyage to the Pacific. During the expedition, 30,000 plants were collected and The Banks Florilegium was created but not published until 1989. Banks is credited for introducing the genera Acacia, Banksia and Eucalyptus to the Western world. Approximately 80 species of plants were...   More >

$12, $10 members (Price includes Garden Admission)

 SOLD OUT.

SURF Summer Research Scholarships Info Session

Information Session | February 1 | 11 a.m.-12 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

Berkeley Global Internships: Earn academic credit while gaining practical internship experience over the summer.

Information Session | February 1 | 12 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Earn academic credit while gaining practical internship experience domestically or abroad. Learn more about UC Berkeley Global Internships at this event and see how your summer can transform you!

Learn more about Berkeley Global Internships here: globalinternships.berkeley.edu

2019 locations include: Boston, Dublin, Hong Kong, Israel, London, Los Angeles, Madrid, Mumbai, Paris, Prague, San...   More >

The Devil Really is in the Details: Why Specificity Matters in Understanding the Global Radical Right

Lecture | February 1 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 2538 Channing (Inst. for the Study of Societal Issues), Wildavsky Conference Room

 Brian Porter-Szűcs, Arthur F. Thurnau Professor of History, University of Michigan

 Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES), Center for Right-Wing Studies

There are obvious similarities between Vladimir Putin, Viktor Orbán, Recep Erdoğan, Jair Bolsonaro, Jarosław Kaczyński, Rodrigo Duterte, Donald Trump, and all the other politicians we have come to call ‘populists.’ Not only is that label misleading, but analyzing them as part of a single ideological movement can lead to confusion. This presentation will use the example of Poland to...   More >

Tainted Garments: The Exploitation of Women and Girls in India’s Home-based Garment Sector: Research Launch Event

Lecture | February 1 | 12-1:30 p.m. | B100 Blum Hall

 Siddharth Kara, The Blum Center for Developing Economies

 Blum Center for Developing Economies, Institute for South Asia Studies

The Blum Center for Developing Economies & Institute of South Asia Studies invites you to the launch of the report "Tainted Garments: The Exploitation of Women and Girls in India’s Home-based Garment Sector" by Blum Center Research Fellow and renowned anti-trafficking expert Siddharth Kara. Lunch will be provided (RSVP required).

Kara's report offers the most comprehensive investigation yet...   More >

2019 Judith Lee Stronach Baccalaureate Prize Info Session: Funding for post graduation social engagement projects

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

 Mary Crabb, Office of Undergraduate Research & Scholarships

 Office of Undergraduate Research

The Judith Lee Stronach Baccalaureate Prize supports intellectual and creative pursuits that heighten awareness of issues of social consciousness and contribute to the public good. The award gives students the opportunity to extend and reflect upon their undergraduate work at Berkeley by undertaking a social engagement project after their graduation.

Up to $25,000.

Pathways to STEM: with Dr. Gentry Patrick

Lecture | February 1 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 245 Li Ka Shing Center

 Professor Gentry Patrick, UC San Diego

 College of Letters & Science

How does one take a kid from Compton on a life journey and academic career path to Professor in Neurobiology at UC San Diego by way of UC Berkeley (B.A.), Harvard University (Ph.D.), and postdoctoral studies at California Institute of Technology?

The answer is simple: Access, Mentorship and Advocacy!

Professor Patrick is dedicated to driving the overall vision for the PATHS Program, a pilot...   More >

Women's Activism in Cold War Pakistan: A Transnational History

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

 Elora Shehabuddin, Associate Professor of Humanities and Political Science, Rice University

 Department of Gender and Women's Studies, Institute for South Asia Studies, The Subir & Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies

My current project traces the history of successive generations of urban Muslim Bengali women activists over the second half of the twentieth century. This allows me to examine how they have negotiated their identities—as Bengali, Pakistani, Bangladeshi, Third World, secular, religious, and Muslim—at different moments and how transnational interactions and international interventions have shaped...   More >

Solid State Technology and Devices Seminar: Ultrafast Spintronics

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

 Jeffery Bokor, Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences Department, UC Berkeley

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Magnetic nanodevices are receiving great attention these days due to their non-volatility and
potential for extremely low energy dissipation. The field is rapidly evolving from rotating
magnetic disks for mass storage to on-chip magnetic random access memory (MRAM).
MRAM is in the advanced product development phase in a number of companies and is
expected to be in widespread commercial...   More >

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 3 – December 29, 2019 every Sunday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday with exceptions | 1:30-2:45 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join us for a free, docent-led tour of the Garden as we explore interesting 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

Magnetism in Amorphous Alloys: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | February 1 | 2-3 p.m. | 4 LeConte Hall

 Prof. Frances Hellman, UC Berkeley, Physics & MSE

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

Most condensed matter textbooks start by introducing crystal symmetries and the periodic lattice as foundational to the field. Yet, it has long been known that the amorphous structure supports ferromagnetism, superconductivity, and a host of other condensed matter properties.

Superconductivity theory was famously expanded from the original Bloch wave pairing to be described as pairing of...   More >

Student Probability/PDE Seminar: Hydrodynamics for ASEP with Open Boundaries

Seminar | February 1 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Dan Daniel Erdmann-Pham, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Rezakhanlou has shown that the hydrodynamic behaviour of ASEP and other attractive asymmetric particle processes on $R^d$ is governed by a class of conservation laws. That is, macroscopic particle density profiles are given by entropy solutions of these conservation laws. In this talk, we will discuss Bahadoran’s recent extension of these results to bounded domains with particle reservoirs at...   More >

Job Market Seminar (Joint with Haas School): "Outside Options, Bargaining, and Wages: Evidence from Coworker Networks"

Seminar | February 1 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | Haas School of Business, N270 Chou Hall

 Sydnee Caldwell, MIT Economics

 Department of Economics

Field(s): Labor Economics, Applied Econometrics, Personnel Economics, Public Finance

Book Talk: The Feminist Awakening in China

Colloquium | February 1 | 3-5 p.m. | UC Berkeley Extension (Golden Bear Center), IEAS Conference Room (510A)

 Leta Hong Fincher

 Lü Pin

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

On the eve of International Women’s Day in 2015, the Chinese government arrested five feminist activists and jailed them for 37 days. The Feminist Five became a global cause célèbre, with Hillary Clinton speaking out on their behalf, and activists inundating social media with #FreetheFive messages. But the Feminist Five are only symbols of a much larger feminist movement of university students,...   More >

Composition Colloquium: Etienne Charles

Colloquium | February 1 | 3 p.m. | 250 Morrison Hall

 Department of Music

Over its century-plus history, jazz has forged its shape-shifting identity by encompassing a rainbow of musical dialects in an improvisation-infused setting. While jazz's potency launched into popular appeal based on the integration of the European classical music sensibility and the grassroots of African-American cultural heritage, it has not remained a static idiom. Indeed, jazz has become...   More >

MENA Salon: 60,000 Political Prisoners and a New Cathedral: Is Sisi's Egypt Sustainable?

Workshop | February 1 | 3-4 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

January 25 marked the 8th anniversary of the Egyptian revolution. On Coptic Christmas Eve, January 6, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah Al-Sisi was interviewed by 60 Minutes' Scott Pelley in which he denied the existence of over 60,000 political prisoners in the country's prisons. The Egyptian government tried to block the interview from airing, to no avail. The interview was aired the same evening...   More >

The Times They Are A-Changin’: The Influence of Scandal and Experience on Users’ Attitudes to Social Media Data Control

Seminar | February 1 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 107 South Hall

 Catherine Marshall

 Information, School of

Has widespread news of abuse made people more protective of their personal data?

Raga Gopalakrishnan - Integrating Behavior, Economics, and Operations in Urban Mobility: Ridesharing and Multi-Modal Travel

Seminar | February 1 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 1174 Etcheverry Hall

 Raga Gopalakrishnan, Cornell University

 Industrial Engineering & Operations Research

Abstract: In today’s urban mobility marketplaces, both operational policies (e.g., matching, routing) and economic mechanisms (e.g., pricing, incentives) affect perceptions of Quality of Service (QoS) and users’ mobility choices. These, in turn, affect both operational objectives (e.g., utilization, vehicle-miles travelled) and economic objectives (e.g., profit, welfare). We study these complex...   More >

Dynasties and Democracy in Japan

Colloquium | February 1 | 4 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Daniel M. Smith, Associate Professor, Harvard University

 Center for Japanese Studies (CJS)

Political dynasties exist in all democracies, but have been conspicuously prevalent in Japan, where over a third of legislators and two-thirds of cabinet ministers come from families with a history in parliament. In his new book, Dynasties and Democracy: The Inherited Incumbency Advantage in Japan, Daniel M. Smith introduces a comparative theory to explain the persistence of dynastic...   More >

Chemical Tools for Investigating Reactive Sulfur Species

Seminar | February 1 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Michael Pluth, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Oregon

 College of Chemistry

Reactive sulfur species, such as H2S and sulfane-sulfur compounds, play key roles in different (patho)physiological processes. In addition, these small molecules are also key targets for new donor motifs that function both as important research tools and pharmacological agents. Aligned with this importance, our lab has recently developed a palette of new donor motifs, including H2S- and...   More >

Student Arithmetic Geometry Seminar: Etale Homotopy Obstructions for Rational Points Applied to Open Subvarieties

Seminar | February 1 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 David Corwin, UCB

 Department of Mathematics

In 2008, Bjorn Poonen announced the construction of a variety without rational points but no étale-Brauer obstruction to the existence of rational points. We attempt to create a new obstruction that explains Poonen s example by applying the étale-Brauer obstruction to a Zariski open cover of a variety. On the one hand, we prove a general result stating that this new obstruction explains every...   More >

Makerspace Open House

Social Event | February 1 | 5-7 p.m. |  Jacobs Hall

 Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation

Kick off a new year at the Jacob makerspace open house! Meet the design specialists, student supervisors, and other members of our interdisciplinary and creative community. Learn about Maker Pass resources and show your friends where you spend all of your time.

We will have information about spring workshops, demos, and giveaways (and snacks too, of course). Learn more at:...   More >

Nvidia Info-Session and Tech Talk

Information Session | February 1 | 6-8 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Come join us and explore the future of AI computing in engaging, informative tech talks with experts who are creating new realities with AI.

SPEAKER INFORMATION

John Storms
Director, Compiler Verification

Bio: John Storms is the director of Compiler Verification for NVIDIA. John has been with NVIDIA’s compiler team for over 10 years where he has participated in delivering a world-class...   More >

The Image Book

Film - Feature | February 1 | 6:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

The newest essay film by Jean-Luc Godard is “a kaleidoscopic bulletin on the state of our world” (Variety). Winner of the first Special Palme d’Or award in the history of the Cannes Film Festival.

Performance: Sarah Davachi with Sean McCann

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Sarah Davachi presents an evening of modern compositions for electric organ and Mellotron, in variations of her recent recorded material. Inspired by a solitary summer in Europe, Davachi’s latest album, Gave in Rest, breathes new interpretations into secular music and its tonal and spatial components. With an opening performance by composer and sound artist Sean McCann.

Spring Welcome Dinner for International Graduate Students

Social Event | February 1 | 7-9 p.m. |  YWCA Auditorium

 2600 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 International Graduate Student Ministry

Join us for a free dinner and lecture event hosted by IGSM, International Graduate Student Ministry.

Yefim Bronfman, piano

Performing Arts - Music | February 1 | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Yefim Bronfman, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

Program:
Schumann/Humoreske in B-flat Major, Op. 20
Debussy/Suite bergamasque
Schubert/Sonata in C minor, D. 958

$68-86 (prices subject to change)

  Tickets go on sale February 1. Buy tickets online or by calling 5106429988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Pianist Yefim Bronfman performs Friday, February 1, 2019 in Zellerbach Hall.

The Pelican

Film - Feature | February 1 | 8:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Blain’s achingly moving portrait of paternal love focuses on jazz musician and new father Paul (Blain), who, seeking to satisfy his wife’s upwardly mobile desires, takes part in an illegal scheme that promptly lands him in prison. Released many years later, Paul discovers that his wife has remarried to a wealthy man. Tracing them to their luxurious summer house in Switzerland, Paul spies on the...   More >

Saturday, February 2, 2019

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!

Women in Data Science (WiDS) 2019 Datathon Collaboration Day

Special Event | February 2 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge - 1860 Leroy Avenue

 Data Sciences

Join us Saturday, February 2 for a collaborative day focused on the 2nd Annual Women in Data Science (WiDS) 2019 Datathon! The event is open to all; we welcome students, industry, mentors, and all data science enthusiasts looking to get involved. Please RSVP here.

Career Clinic: Finding a New Career Direction: Steps to Finding Work You Love

Lecture | February 2 | 9 a.m.-3 p.m. | UC Berkeley Extension (SF Campus at 160 Spear St.), Room 613

 Rebecca Andersen, Career Services at the UC Berkeley Information School; RuthAnn Haffke, UC Berkeley School of Public Health

 UC Berkeley Extension

Do you feel like you are in a rut in your career and long to do something that feels more fulfilling, even if you have no idea what that might be? Do you know you're in the wrong job but feel stuck by fear or self-doubt when you think about trying to make a change?

This workshop is tailored to help you find direction and outline steps to find (and achieve!) work you love.

In advance of the...   More >

$50 $50 plus Strengthfinder Assessment

  Register online

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 >

FULL: Roving Ambassador Two-day Training

Information Session | February 2 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Perry Hall, UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Roving Ambassador Two-day Training: Saturday, February 2 and Sunday, February 10, 10:00 am- 12:00 pm

Do you love plants and nature? Do you enjoy meeting new people? Become a Roving Ambassador!

 THIS CLASS IS FULL.

BIO Bears Meetup: Tilden Park Hike

Social Event | February 2 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Tilden Regional Park | Canceled

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Come join us to get out of the city and and spend some time out in nature. Tilden Park is in the hills just above Berkeley, but it feels like you've left the city far behind, with beautiful rolling hills in every direction.

We will meet at Springer Gateway at 10 AM on February 2 to take the short bus ride up to Tilden Park together. Bring comfortable walking shoes, a water bottle, sunscreen,...   More >

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 3 – December 29, 2019 every Sunday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday with exceptions | 1:30-2:45 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join us for a free, docent-led tour of the Garden as we explore interesting 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

Nasser’s Republic: The Making of Modern Egypt

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

An intriguing overview of Egypt’s political history in the modern age, Nasser’s Republic examines the transformative influence of Gamal Abdel Nasser (1918–1970) on the Arab world. Through his leadership of the 1952 revolution and rise to power as Egypt’s second president, Nasser challenged Western powers and championed Arab and African liberation. He fought against unemployment, poverty, and...   More >

The Nibelungen, Part I: Siegfried’s Death

Film - Feature | February 2 | 4:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Lang’s two-part superproduction of the thirteenth-century Nordic saga that also inspired Wagner’s The Ring of the Nibelung is a triumph of studio-created artifice in the silent era. Sets, lighting, costumes, camerawork, and special effects all contribute to the monumental re-creation of a world at the dawn of time, when fire-breathing dragons roam the earth and the Nibelungen, a race of dwarfs,...   More >

All Is Forgiven

Film - Feature | February 2 | 7:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Hansen-Løve’s assured debut feature is a generous, unflinching look at a loving family gradually undone by addiction. Spanning a period of over a decade in the life of a couple, their child, and their extended family, the film maintains a feeling of intimacy and immediacy in each scene as time passes for the characters, both binding them together and wrenching them apart. A study of the gaps and...   More >

Kodo: One Earth Tour: Evolution

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

 Kodo, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

Taiko ensemble Kodo returns with Evolution, a retrospective that traces the group’s history with signature works created from the 1970s to the present.

$30-76 (prices subject to change)

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

Kodo performs Evolution Saturday–Sunday, February 2–3, 2019 in Zellerbach Hall. (credit: Courtesy of Kodo)

Sunday, February 3, 2019

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!

Defend Cal's PAC-12 Road to Zero Waste Basketball Competition Title!

Sport - Club | February 3 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. |  Haas Pavilion

 Cal Zero Waste & Cal Athletics

Help Cal win our fifth consecutive PAC-12 Road to Zero Waste competition basketball game, Cal vs. Stanford, this Sunday 2/3! Pregame activities begin at Haas Pavilion at 11 am and tip-off is at 1 pm. Bring an empty plastic #1 PET bottle to the Cal Zero Waste table at Entry 3 for a chance to win recycled content t-shirts, fleeces, pens, and other giveaways!

  Buy tickets online

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 3 – December 29, 2019 every Sunday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday with exceptions | 1:30-2:45 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join us for a free, docent-led tour of the Garden as we explore interesting 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

Garry Winogrand: All Things Are Photographable

Film - Documentary | February 3 | 1:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Garry Winogrand’s photographs constitute an unflinching yet empathetic portrait of Cold War–era America. Attuned to incongruous juxtapositions, unexpected beauty, and the fascinating variety of humankind, Winogrand made a fine art of street photography, capturing scores of images imbued with mystery and poetry. Sasha Waters Freyer’s poignant documentary foregrounds Winogrand’s photographs,...   More >

The Nibelungen, Part II: Kriemhild’s Revenge

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

In Part II of Lang’s epic The Nibelungen, the despondent Kriemhild forms an alliance with Attila the Hun and massacres Hagen’s forces in a violent siege. While the design of Part I, Siegfried’s Death, is highly decorative—amidst colossal rock formations and vast architectural structures, the characters are almost ornamental motifs—in Kriemhild’s Revenge the style modulates to a kaleidoscope of...   More >

Eden

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Chronicling the emergence of the house music scene in Paris in the 1990s and twenty years in the life of a DJ who was part of it, Eden draws on the experience of Sven Hansen-Løve, a contemporary of Daft Punk and the director’s brother, who cowrote the screenplay. At once epic and intimate, the film documents both the ecstatic pleasure of the music scene and the toll that the lifestyle and time...   More >

Kodo: One Earth Tour: Evolution

Performing Arts - Other | February 3 | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Kodo, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

Taiko ensemble Kodo returns with Evolution, a retrospective that traces the group’s history with signature works created from the 1970s to the present.

$30-76 (prices subject to change)

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

Monday, February 4, 2019

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!

EH&S 403 Training Session

Course | February 4 | 10:30-11:30 a.m. | 331 University Hall | Note change in date

 Jason Smith, UC Berkeley Office of Environment, Health, & Safety

 Office of Environment, Health & Safety

This session briefly covers the UC Berkeley specific radiation safety information you will need to start work.​ In addition, dosimeter will be issued, if required.

Graduate Student Seminar

Seminar | February 4 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 489 Minor Hall

 Michael Telias, Postdoc in Richard Kramer's Lab; Joseph Leffler, PhD Candidate

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Michael Telias's Abstract
Retinoic acid is the trigger for neural hyperactivity in retinal degeneration and
blocking its receptor unmasks light responses and augments vision

Light responses are initiated in photoreceptors, processed by interneurons, and synaptically transmitted to retinal ganglion cells (RGCs), which send information to the brain. Retinitis pigmentosa (RP) is a blinding...   More >

Machine Learning Data-Driven Discretization Theories, Modeling and Applications: SEMM Seminar

Seminar | February 4 | 12-1 p.m. | 502 Davis Hall

 Wing Kam Liu, PhD, PE, Northwestern University/Global Center on Advanced Material Systems and Simulation

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

An open problem in data-driven methods for mechanical science is the efficient and accurate description of heterogeneous material behavior that strongly depends on complex microstructure. To explore the future development and the adaptation of data-driven methods, new mathematical and computational paradigms and broad flexible frameworks are needed.

UCB-UCSF Joint Medical Program Head of Foundational Medical Science Job Talk

Conference/Symposium | February 4 | 12-1 p.m. | 5101 Berkeley Way West

 Lee HangFu, M.D., MBA

 UCB-UCSF Joint Medical Program

It has been nearly half a century since the McMaster University introduced the Problem-Based Learning (PBL) pedagogy in medical education. Since then, hundreds of reviews and study reports have identified many critical issues affecting the success of the PBL unit. Nonetheless, we are still debating the efficacy and success of the PBL program. In his presentation, Dr. HangFu will be discussing the...   More >

Combinatorics Seminar: Varieties of signature tensors

Seminar | February 4 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall | Note change in date

 Bernd Sturmfels, UC Berkeley and Max Planck Institute

 Department of Mathematics

We discuss recent developments in combinatorial algebraic geometry that were motivated by the study of rough paths in stochastic analysis. Every path in a real vector space is encoded in a signature tensor whose entries are iterated integrals. As the path varies over a nice family, we obtain an algebraic variety with interesting properties. Combinatorialists will especially enjoy the role played...   More >

PERL Seminar: “Voting for Quality? The Impact of School Performance Information on Electoral Outcomes”

Seminar | February 4 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Marina Dias, UC Berkeley-ECON

 BCEP

Political Economy Research Lunch:PERL is an opportunity for PhD students to present work in progress and receive valuable feedback from faculty and peers.

Probabilistic Operator Algebra Seminar: Conditionally free random variables: the two-states framework

Seminar | February 4 | 2-4 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

 Jorge Garza Vargas, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

In non-commutative probability the notion of stochastic independence is not unique. Therefore an extension of free probability which produces a larger variety of limit laws is certainly of interest. In this seminar we will review the notion of conditional freeness, introduced by Bozejko and Speicher. We will survey some of the combinatorial and analytic tools that are used in this setting and...   More >

String-Math Seminar: Magnificent Four with color

Seminar | February 4 | 2-3 p.m. | 402 LeConte Hall

 Nicolo' Piazzalunga, Stony Brook & SCGP

 Department of Mathematics

I will present the rank \(N\) magnificent four theory, which is the supersymmetric localization of \(U(N)\) super-Yang-Mills theory with matter on a Calabi-Yau fourfold, and conjecture an explicit formula for the partition function \(Z\): it has a free-field representation, and surprisingly it depends on Coulomb and mass parameters in a simple way. Based on joint work with N.Nekrasov.

Seminar 231, Public Finance:

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

 Isabela Manelici, UCB; Francis Wong, UCB

 Robert D. Burch Center for Tax Policy and Public Finance

Isabela Manelici - "The Distributional Effects of Multinationals' Entry"
Francis Wong - "The Property Tax as a Tax on Leveraged Committed Consumption"

Northern California Symplectic Geometry Seminar: Contact submanifolds in higher dimensions

Seminar | February 4 | 2:30-3:30 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Roger Casals, UC Davis

 Department of Mathematics

In this talk, I will discuss our understanding of contact submanifolds in higher dimensions. First, I will introduce the problems we are interested in and the current techniques we have to address them. In the main focus of the talk, I will present the construction of contactomorphic (and smoothly isotopic) contact submanifolds which are actually not contact isotopic. This resolves one of the...   More >

Berkeley Summer Abroad in Trieste and Venice, Italy: Italian Language and Culture

Information Session | February 4 | 3 p.m. | 33 Dwinelle Hall

 Berkeley Study Abroad

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

Develop your Italian language skills and immerse yourself in the rich history and culture of Italy this summer.

This program begins with three weeks in Trieste, a coastal city with a long history of intercultural exchange due to its...   More >

Canceled - to Be Postponed: Lifeworlds of Indigenous Languages

Colloquium | February 4 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Beth Piatote, UC Berkeley

 Department of Linguistics

How do the underlying structures, epistemologies, and cultural practices associated with Indigenous languages in North America enrich the study of disciplines beyond linguistics? Drawing on my own work in Nez Perce language and literature, as well as examples from other scholars, I will present some of the current influences of Indigenous language “lifeworlds” shaping scholarship in law,...   More >

Differential Geometry Seminar: Cone spherical metrics

Seminar | February 4 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Bin Xu, University of Science and Technology of China

 Department of Mathematics

Cone spherical metrics are conformal metrics with constant curvature one with finitely many conical singularities on compact Riemann surfaces. The existence problem of such metrics has been open over twenty years. I will introduce the respectful audience some progress on this problem joint with Qing Chen, Xuemiao Chen, Yiran Cheng, Bo Li, Lingguang Li, Santai Qu, Jijian Song, Yingyi Wu and Xuwen...   More >

Statistical inference for infectious disease modeling

Seminar | February 4 | 4-5 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Po-ling Loh, University of Wisconsin-Madison

 Department of Statistics

We discuss two recent results concerning disease modeling on networks. The infection is assumed to spread via contagion (e.g., transmission over the edges of an underlying network). In the first scenario, we observe the infection status of individuals at a particular time instance and the goal is to identify a confidence set of nodes that contain the source of the infection with high probability....   More >

Dare to Repair: From DNA Chemistry to Cancer and back again

Seminar | February 4 | 4-5 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Sheila David, University of California, Davis

 College of Chemistry

IB Seminar: Decoupling tooth loss from the origin of baleen in whales

Seminar | February 4 | 4-5 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Carlos Peredo, George Mason University

 Department of Integrative Biology

Design Field Notes: August de los Reyes

Lecture | February 4 | 4-5 p.m. | 220 Jacobs Hall

 Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation

August de los Reyes works as a Design Director at Google where he leads a team dedicated to harnessing technologies in the service of human well-being. Prior to joining Google, August led design at Pinterest and at Xbox for Microsoft. August is an active champion of Inclusive Design in the tech arena, as well as a pioneer in the Natural User Interface.

The Cutting Edge: Theory and the Avant-Garde in Ljubljana

Lecture | February 4 | 4-6 p.m. | B-4 Dwinelle Hall

 Kaitlyn Tucker, Humanities Teaching Fellow, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, University of Chicago

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

This talk examines the historical relationship between the Ljubljana School and the avant-garde. Beginning in 1967 with Slavoj Zizek’s and Rastko Mocnik’s first forays into concrete poetry and concluding with the School’s involvement in the Neue Slowenische Kunst movement during the 1980s, the talk analyzes the Ljubljana School's engagement with avant-garde aesthetics, and ultimately...   More >

Northern California Symplectic Geometry Seminar: H-principle for complex contact structures on Stein manifolds

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

 Franc Forstneric, University of Ljublana

 Department of Mathematics

The aim of this talk is to present a first attempt towards homotopy classification of holomorphic contact structures on Stein manifolds. We introduce the notion of a formal complex contact structure and show that any such structure on an odd dimensional Stein manifold $X$ is homotopic (through formal contact structures) to a genuine holomorphic contact structure on a Stein domain in X which is...   More >

Job Market Seminar: "Machine Learning for Set-Identified Linear Models"

Seminar | February 4 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Vira Semenova, MIT Economics

 Department of Economics

Field(s): Econometrics, Industrial Organization

New York Times Deputy Editor Julie Bloom at the Berkeley Forum

Lecture | February 4 | 6-7:30 p.m. | 125 Morrison Hall

 Julie Bloom, New York Times

 The Berkeley Forum

In the first half of the twentieth century, the average New York Times editor might never see California, the average New York Times reader might not have either. Much has changed since then. The Times now has more than two dozen journalists based up and down the state and more readers in the state than anywhere else in the country, including New York. Ms. Bloom will talk about the evolution of...   More >

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Apple Info-Session: Careers in Hardware Panel

Information Session | February 4 | 6:15-7:30 p.m. | Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center, Sibley Auditorium

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

We’re looking for people like you. At Apple, we don’t just create products. We create the kind of wonder that’s revolutionized entire industries. Come join us.

The Hardware Panel will feature various engineers representing different hardware-focused technologies within Apple.

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The Paris Review: Women at Work with Emily Nemens

Presentation | February 4 | 6:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

What does it mean to be a woman at work in the creative arts in 2019? The Paris Review’s new editor, Emily Nemens, reflects on this question through the lens of the storied literary quarterly’s Writers at Work interview series, the work of contemporary contributors, and her own creative practice as a writer and illustrator.

The Paris Review: Women at Work

Lecture | February 4 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Osher Theater

 Emily Nemens

 Arts + Design, Department of English, Art of Writing Program at the Townsend Center for the Humanities, Journalism School, Bay Area Book Festival

What does it mean to be a woman at work in the creative arts in 2019? The Paris Review's new editor, Emily Nemens, reflects on this question through the lens of the storied literary quarterly's Writers at Work interview series, the work of contemporary contributors, and her own creative practice as a writer and illustrator.

Emily Nemens joined The Paris Review as editor in 2018. Stories...   More >