<< March 2019 >>

Monday, March 4, 2019

Through the Learner's Lens: A Student Learning Center Photo Contest

Miscellaneous | February 25 – March 22, 2019 every day |  César E. Chávez Student Center

 Student Learning Center

The UC Berkeley Student Learning Center is excited to invite submissions for our first ever photo contest! We’re calling on the creativity of our campus community to build a collection of images that showcase the diverse ways learning takes place in and through the Student Learning Center. We invite you to share moments in the learning process that excite you, challenge you, and encapsulate the...   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!

African Film Festival 2019

Film - Series | March 2 – May 10, 2019 every day |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

March 2–May 10, 2019

This year’s edition of the African Film Festival highlights the best of both new African cinema and films of the black diaspora. We pay tribute to the great director Bill Gunn—also an actor, playwright, and novelist—with new restorations of two genre-benders, his radical horror film Ganja & Hess and his “meta–soap opera” Personal Problems. The latter was conceived by...   More >

Civil and Environmental Engineering Department Seminar: Data-assisted high-fidelity modeling for systems design and monitoring

Seminar | March 4 | 10-11 a.m. | 542 Davis Hall

 Audrey Olivier

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

Increased availability of measured data has recently generated tremendous interest in the development of methods to learn from data. In parallel, engineers have a long history of building high-fidelity physics- based models that allow us to model the behavior of highly complex systems. This talk aims at presenting some of the exciting research opportunities that arise.

Certificate Program in Business Analysis Online Information Session

Information Session | March 4 | 11-11:30 a.m. |  Online

 Tim Bombosch, Ph.D.

 UC Berkeley Extension

Business analysts use strategy, operational processes, requirements management and expertise to lead organizations through complex changes. Learn how this certificate program can help you move into a BA position, advance in your career or prepare to take the International Institute of Business Analysis' Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP®) exam or the Project Management Institute's...   More >

  Register online

Graduate Student Seminar

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

 Katharina Foote, Roorda Lab; Liz Lawler, Silver Lab

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Katharina Foote's Abstract
Structure and function in retinitis pigmentosa patients with mutations in RHO vs. RPGR

Retinitis pigmentosa (RP) causes slow, progressive, relentless death of photoreceptors. In order to gain insight on how cone survival differs between different mutations affecting rods vs. affecting rods and cones, we measured cone structure and function in patients with mutations...   More >

The Securitization of Migration and Racial Sorting in Fortress Europe

Lecture | March 4 | 12 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Maartje van der Woude, Leiden Law School (Netherlands)

 Institute of European Studies, Berkeley Interdisciplinary Migration Initiative, GHI West - Pacific Regional Office of the German Historical Institute Washington DC

These past two decades the European Union has been hit by two so-called "crises": the financial or "Euro" crisis of 2008 and the 2015-2016 migration crisis. Whereas both crises have fed into euro-sceptic sentiments, it is safe to say that the response to the financial crisis at least seemed to be somewhat coordinated and uniform with EU member states coming together to reinforce the monetary...   More >

Data and Tech for All Week: WiDs Satellite Conference and Panel

Special Event | March 4 | 12 p.m. | 202 South Hall

 Data Sciences

Join us for Data and Tech for All Week, a week of events across campus democratizing data science and technology.

Monday, March 4 (School of Information): Women in Data Science (WiDS) 2019 Berkeley satellite conference and panel discussion. Online throughout the day

Instabilities and Phase Transitions in Multiphase Flow Through Porous Media: Fluids Seminar

Seminar | March 4 | 12-1 p.m. | 3110 Etcheverry Hall

 Xiaojing (Ruby) Fu, Miller Fellow, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, University of California, Berkeley

 Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME)

Flow and transport through porous media is ubiquitous in nature. They are key processes behind subsurface resources such as oil and gas, geothermal energy, and groundwater. They also mediate corrosion and ageing of porous engineering materials as well as geohazards such as landslides, volcanic eruptions and earthquakes. Central to many of these processes is the strong coupling between porous...   More >

Maladaptive responding to the distress of others: Insights from developmental neuroscience

Colloquium | March 4 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | 1102 Berkeley Way West

 Kalina Michalska, University of California, Riverside

 Department of Psychology

A fundamental question in developmental affective science is how children come to understand the emotions of others when deciding how to behave towards them. One consequential domain of such an ability is responding to others’ distress with empathy and kindness. In this talk, I will explore the neurobiological and social factors that lead some children to respond maladaptively to the distress of...   More >

Combinatorics Seminar: On statistic of irreducible components

Seminar | March 4 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Nicolai Reshetikhin, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

For finite dimensional representations $V_1, \dots , V_m$ of a simple finite dimensional Lie algebra $\mathfrak g$ consider the tensor product $W=\otimes _{I=1}^m V_i^{\otimes N_i}$. The first result, which will be presented in the talk, is the asymptotic of the multiplicity of an irreducible representation $V_\lambda $ with the highest weight λ in this tensor product when $N_i=\tau _i/\epsilon...   More >

Political Economy Seminar

Seminar | March 4 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Santiago Oliveros, University of Essex

 Department of Economics

The Political Economy Seminar focuses on formal and quantitative work in the political economy field, including formal political theory.

JUNIPR: a framework for unsupervised and interpretable machine learning in particle physics: Berkeley Statistics and Machine Learning Forum

Meeting | March 4 | 1:30-2:30 p.m. | 501 Campbell Hall

 Anders Andreassen, Physics, LBL

 Berkeley Institute for Data Science

The Berkeley Statistics and Machine Learning Forum meets weekly to discuss current applications across a wide variety of research domains and software methodologies. All interested members of the UC Berkeley and LBL communities are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Carbopalladation Cascades – Not only syn, but also anti

Seminar | March 4 | 1:30-2:30 p.m. | 775B Tan Hall

 Prof. Daniel Werz, Technical University Braunschweig

 College of Chemistry

A characteristic feature of carbopalladation reactions is the syn-attack of the organopalladium species LnX[Pd]-R on the reacting π-system. Such a step results in compounds bearing Pd and R on the same side of the originating alkene moiety. Embedded into longer domino sequences complex structures are efficiently obtained by
a repetition of this syn-carbopalladation step. In this way, linear...   More >

Arithmetic Geometry and Number Theory RTG Seminar: Arithmetic Siegel-Weil formula for orthogonal Shimura varieties

Seminar | March 4 | 3-5 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Tonghai Yang, University of Wisconsin

 Department of Mathematics

After reviewing Siegel-Weil formula and progress on arithmetic Siegel-Weil formula, I will talk about my new work with Jan Bruinier on this subject. Let $L$ be an integral lattice of signature $(n, 2)$ over $\mathbb Q$, and let $T$ be a non-singular symmetric integral matrix. Associated to it are two objects. One is the $T$-th Fourier coefficient $a(T)$ of the derivative of some `incoherent’...   More >

Reproducing AlphaZero: what we learn: BLISS Seminar

Seminar | March 4 | 3-4 p.m. | 540 Cory Hall

 Yuandong Tian, Facebook AI Research

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

We reproduce and open source AlphaGoZero/AlphaZero framework using 2000 GPUs and 9 days, achieving super-human performance of Go AI that beats 4 top-30 professional players with 20-0, provide extensive ablation studies and perform basic analysis.

Better Together? The Tale of Tolstoevsky

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

 Julie Buckler, Samuel Hazzard Cross Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures and of Comparative Literature, Harvard University

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

Slavic Graduate Colloquium Spring 2019 Series

Seminar 218, Psychology and Economics: Misperceived Social Norms: Female Labor Force Participation in Saudi Arabia

Seminar | March 4 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall | Note change in date and time

 Leonardo Bursztyn, University of Chicago

 Department of Economics

*Joint with Development and Planning Seminar. Please note change from regularly scheduled Psychology and Economics time.

Link to NBER Working Paper

ABSTRACT: Through the custom of guardianship, husbands typically have the final word on their wives’ labor supply decisions in Saudi Arabia, a country with very low female labor force participation...   More >

Captivated by the Mediterranean: Early Modern Spain and the Political Economy of Ransom

Lecture | March 4 | 4-6 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220

 Daniel Hershenzon, Associate Professor of Literature, Cultures, and Languages, University of Connecticut

 Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion, Department of History

This talk explores the entangled experience of Muslim and Christian captives and by extension the connected histories of the Spanish Empire, Morocco, and Ottoman Algiers in the 17th-century. It argues that piracy, captivity, and redemption shaped the Mediterranean as an integrated region—at the social, political, and economic levels. The history that emerges of the captivities of Christians and...   More >

PHYSICS/SQB Colloquia: "Exploring Embryonic Patterning With Colonies Of Human Embryonic Stem Cells"

Seminar | March 4 | 4-5 p.m. | 1 LeConte Hall

 Eric Siggia, The Rockefeller University

 College of Chemistry, Department of Physics

Embryology at the beginning of the 21st century finds itself in a situation similar to neurobiology; the behavior of the component pieces is understood in some detail, but how they self-assemble to become life is still very hazy. There are 100’s of molecules that enable cell communication and genetics defines their function by classifying aberrant embryos at a suitable intermediate stage of...   More >

Remaking Urban Landscape in China’s Large Cities: State-Society Nexus and the Reproduction of Space amidst Accelerate Urbanization

Colloquium | March 4 | 4 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 George C.S. Lin, Chair Professor of Geography, Department of Geography, The University of Hong Kong

 You-tien Hsing, Professor of Geography, UC Berkeley

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS), Center of Global Metropolitan Studies

Phenomenal transformation of the landscape in Chinese cities has been conventionally understood as the spatial outcome of the reformation of state-market relations. The current urban landscape observable today is described as a juxtaposition of two elements, namely the legacy of the socialist city and the newly emerged space of marketization. This research identifies a new wave of urbanization in...   More >

Science in the Schoolyards of Detroit, Cairo, and Philadelphia: What are the seven Ss of success?

Colloquium | March 4 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Berkeley Way West, Room 1215, 2121 Berkeley Way, Berkeley, CA 94720

 Nancy Butler Songer, Drexel University, School of Education

 Graduate School of Education

This talk will present three stories and empirical research results associated with middle and high school-based systemic reform with investigation and design projects as the focus of the reform. Where was systemic change realized, and where did it falter? Drawing from these research-based stories, what are the seven Ss of secondary science success?

Seminar 271, Development, Joint with Seminar 218, Psychology and Economics: "Misperceived Social Norms: Female Labor Force Participation in Saudi Arabia"

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

 Leo Bursztyn, University of Chicago

 Department of Economics

Joint with the Psychology and Economics seminar

Design Field Notes: Jacob Gaboury

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

 Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation

Jacob Gaboury is an Assistant Professor of Film & Media at the University of California, Berkeley, specializing in the seventy year history of digital image technologies and their impact on society's contemporary visual culture. His forthcoming book is titled Image Objects (MIT Press), and it traces a material history of early computer graphics told through a set of five objects that structure...   More >

Perceiving Humans in the 3D World

Seminar | March 4 | 4-5 p.m. | 310 Sutardja Dai Hall

 Angjoo Kanazawa, Postdoctoral Scholar, UC Berkeley

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

In this talk, I will discuss my work in reconstructing 3D non-rigid, deformable objects such as humans and animals from everyday photographs and video, and show how such systems can be used to train a simulated character to learn to act by watching YouTube videos.

The Rise of Illiberal Governance: Comparing Viktor Orban and Donald Trump: A Lecture by John Shattuck

Lecture | March 4 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 820 Barrows Hall

 John Shattuck, Professor of Practice in Diplomacy, The Fletcher School, Tufts University

 Social Science Matrix

Join us Monday, March 4th at 4:00pm for the Spring 2019 Social Science Matrix Distinguished Lecture, "The Rise of Illiberal Governance: Comparing Viktor Orban and Donald Trump," by John Shattuck, Professor of Practice, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University.

John Shattuck

Analysis and PDE Seminar: Dispersive decay of small data solutions for the KdV equation

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

 Mihaela Ifrim, UW Madison

 Department of Mathematics

We consider the Korteweg-de Vries (KdV) equation, and prove that small localized data yields solutions which have dispersive decay on a quartic time-scale. This result is optimal, in view of the emergence of solitons at quartic time, as predicted by inverse scattering theory. Joint work with Herbert Koch and Daniel Tataru.

Seminar 208, Microeconomic Theory: Complementary Information and Learning Traps

Seminar | March 4 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 639 Evans Field

 Annie Liang, University of Pennsylvania

 Department of Economics

We develop a model of social learning from complementary information: Shortlived agents sequentially choose from a large set of (flexibly correlated) information sources for prediction of an unknown state, and information is passed down across periods. Will the community collectively acquire the best kinds of information? Longrun outcomes fall into one of two cases: (1) efficient information...   More >

History on the Run: Hmong Refugees and Knowledge Formation

Lecture | March 4 | 4:30-6 p.m. | 554 Barrows Hall

 Ma Vang, Assistant Professor of Critical Race and Ethnic Studies, UC Merced

 Center for Southeast Asia Studies, Department of Ethnic Studies

Taking a feminist refugee approach and by analyzing Hmong women’s narratives against U.S. redacted archival records that erase Hmong and Laos history during the U.S. “secret war,”, this talk explores the politics of knowledge formation which has generated a historiography about the Hmong refugee as a masculinized refugee soldier and a distinct U.S. ally.

Ma Vang

LAEP Lecture Series: Diane Jones Allen

Lecture | March 4 | 6-7 p.m. | 121 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

Mon, March 4, 6pm - Diane Jones Allen has years of practice focusing on land planning, and varied scales of open space design, including community development work.

Google Tech Talk: Network Infrastructure Tech Talk

Information Session | March 4 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

The NetInfra team designs and builds the world’s largest, fastest, most reliable data-center and WAN networks, giving Google and its users compute and storage capabilities not available anywhere else. Come learn all about how NetInfra sustains Google Cloud Platform, one of the world's premier Cloud providers!

RSVP: https://goo.gl/cT2TjY

Food will be provided. The content for this...   More >

A Conversation with Nnedi Okorafor

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

 Nnedi Okorafor, Author

 Berkeley Center for New Media, Department of Architecture's Studio One, Department of African American Studies, Department of English

Presented by Berkeley Center for New Media and co-sponsored with the Department of Architecture's Studio One, the Department of African American Studies, and the Department of English.

"Nature is the greatest artist and scientist. If we human beings, with our rather brilliant, often flawed, sometimes evil, creativity joined forces with our creator (nature), as opposed to trying to control it...   More >

chico

Nnedi Okorafor in Conversation with Donna Jones

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

“Nature is the greatest artist and scientist,” writes Nnedi Okorafor, an award-winning author of African-based science fiction, fantasy, and magical realism for both children and adults. “If we human beings, with our rather brilliant, often flawed, sometimes evil creativity, joined forces with our creator (nature), as opposed to trying to control it and treat it like our slave, imagine the...   More >

Tuesday, March 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 >

African Film Festival 2019

Film - Series | March 2 – May 10, 2019 every day |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

March 2–May 10, 2019

This year’s edition of the African Film Festival highlights the best of both new African cinema and films of the black diaspora. We pay tribute to the great director Bill Gunn—also an actor, playwright, and novelist—with new restorations of two genre-benders, his radical horror film Ganja & Hess and his “meta–soap opera” Personal Problems. The latter was conceived by...   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!

Through the Learner's Lens: A Student Learning Center Photo Contest

Miscellaneous | February 25 – March 22, 2019 every day |  César E. Chávez Student Center

 Student Learning Center

The UC Berkeley Student Learning Center is excited to invite submissions for our first ever photo contest! We’re calling on the creativity of our campus community to build a collection of images that showcase the diverse ways learning takes place in and through the Student Learning Center. We invite you to share moments in the learning process that excite you, challenge you, and encapsulate the...   More >

Two-Year Home Country Physical Presence Requirement Workshop

Workshop | March 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 >

Seminar 217, Risk Management: How elementary is diversification?

Seminar | March 5 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Speakers: Ola Mahmoud, University of Zurich

 Consortium for Data Analytics in Risk

Diversification is a fundamental concept in financial economics, risk management, and decision theory. From a broad perspective, it conveys the idea of introducing variety to a set of objects. Today, there is general consensus that some form of diversification is beneficial in asset allocation, however its definition is context-dependent and there is no consensus on a widely accepted,...   More >

Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon: Art + Feminism and Race + Justice

Workshop | March 5 | 12-5 p.m. | 405 Moffitt Undergraduate Library

 Library

Wikimedia’s race and gender trouble is well-documented. While the reasons for the gap are up for debate, the practical effect of this disparity is not: content is skewed by the lack of participation by women and underrepresented groups. This adds up to an alarming absence in an important repository of shared knowledge.

Let’s change that. Join us in 405 Moffitt Library on Tuesday, March 5...   More >

 A Cal ID card is required to enter Moffitt. The Library attempts to offer programs in accessible, barrier-free settings. If you think you may require disability-related accommodations, please contact the event sponsor -- ideally at least two weeks pri

Student Faculty Macro Lunch - "Fireside Chats: Communication and Consumers' Expectations in the Great Depression"

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

 Mathieu Pedemonte, Postdoctoral Associate, UC Berkeley

 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 March 1.

UCOP Virtual Career Series: Unique ways to use your degree in the Humanities

Workshop | March 5 | 12-1 p.m. |  Virtual

 University of California Office of the President

Learn how to market and position your degree by gaining insights and advice from UC alumni who’ve found career success as a result of their Humanities education.

Webnet: Wrap your head around Drupal 8 for developers

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

 Jesse Loesberg, Web Designer, Library Communications Office

 Director of Staff Learning and Development

Career Series: Environmental Planning, Designing Your Future

Panel Discussion | March 5 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, BNorth Conference Room

 Student Environmental Resource Center, Career Center, Association of Environmental Professionals- Berkeley Student Chapter

Come and learn more about employers and organizations who hire environmentally minded students. This panel will be focusing on environmental planning careers. Employer: TBA

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.

Solitary Confinement as Torture in U.S. Prisons

Panel Discussion | March 5 | 12:45-2 p.m. | 240 Boalt Hall, School of Law

 Danny Murillo, Solitary Survivor

 Terry A. Kupers, M.D., M.S.P., Institue Professor Emeritus, The Wright Institute

 Human Rights Law Student Association, National Lawyers Guild - Berkeley Law Chapter

Solitary confinement is routinely used to further confine and punish those in prison, despite that the U.N. has found extended periods of solitary to constitute torture. A panel of survivors and experts will explore the legal implications and human cost of this practice. Lunch will be served.

The #METOO Movement and Women's Protest in Spain

Lecture | March 5 | 12:50-2 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, Room 130

 Eva Anduiza, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (Spain)

 Institute of European Studies, Law, Boalt School of

In March 2018 thousands of women took the streets in Spain to protest against gender inequality, discrimination and sexual Violence following the social media campaigns #metoo, #yotambién and #cuéntalo.
The presentation explores the causes and consequence of the participation in these events using panel survey data.
What is the effect of sociodemographic characteristics, motivations and...   More >

Eva Anduiza

Seminar 237/281: Macro/International Seminar - "Too Much of a Good Thing? Exporters, Multiproduct Firms And Labor Market Imperfections"

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

 Stephen Yeaple, Professor of Economics, Penn State University

 Department of Economics

Ex-post firm heterogeneity can result from different strategies to overcome labor market imperfections by ex-ante identical firms—with far-reaching consequences for the welfare effects of trade. With asymmetric information about workers’ abilities and costly screening, in equilibrium some firms screen and pay wages based on the true productivity of their workers, and some firms do not screen and...   More >

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

Weaving Together the Inca Empire: Inca Tunics in the Hearst Museum of Anthropology

Workshop | March 5 | 3-5 p.m. |  Hearst Museum of Anthropology

 Dr. Andrew Hamilton

 Archaeological Research Facility

Inca art featured a corpus of motifs called tocapus that are highly contested in scholarship. Were they a long-lost form of Inca writing? Were they part of an Inca calendar? Current readings of tocapus suggest that they were badges of the Inca state, worn to define identities within the empire and even the sprawling landscape of the empire as a whole. This workshop will examine a number of...   More >

Data-intensive research: a workshop/dinner event for underrepresented undergraduates: Fostering diverse and inclusive data science at Berkeley

Special Event | March 5 | 3:30-8 p.m. | 190 Doe Library

 Berkeley Institute for Data Science

Coinciding with Women in Data Science week, this event will focus on how underrepresented undergraduates can get involved in data science research at UC Berkeley, and how to incorporate data science into their field of research.

Data and Tech for All Week: Data-Intensive Research for Undergraduates

Special Event | March 5 | 3:30-8 p.m. | 202 Doe Library

 Data Sciences

Join us for Data and Tech for All Week, a week of events across campus democratizing data science and technology.

Tuesday, March 5 (Berkeley Institute for Data Science): Data-intensive Research for Undergraduates; 3:30-8:00 PM, Berkeley Institute for Data Science, 190 Doe Library

3-Manifold Seminar: Special cube complexes and quasiconvexity

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

 Ian Agol, UC BERKELEY

 Department of Mathematics

We'll discuss quasiconvex subgroups of fundamental groups of special cube complexes. These give rise to isometrically immersed complexes with separable fundamental group, proving that quasiconvex subgroups are separable.

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: The nef cone of a Coxeter complex: Φ-submodular functions and deformations of Φ-permutahedra

Seminar | March 5 | 3:45-4:45 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Federico Ardila, San Francisco State University

 Department of Mathematics

We describe the nef cone of the toric variety corresponding to a Coxeter complex. Equivalently, this is the cone of deformations of a Coxeter permutahedron. This family contains polyhedral models for the Coxeter-theoretic analogs of compositions, graphs, matroids, posets, and associahedra. Our description extends the known correspondence between generalized permutahedra and submodular functions...   More >

How to Prepare Human Subjects Protocols for Your Research Projects

Workshop | March 5 | 4-5 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Leah Carroll, UC Berkeley Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

 UC Berkeley Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

If you missed the workshop given by the staff of the Office for the Protection of Human Subjects, or even if you were there, you may want to attend one of these workshops given by me -- Leah Carroll, Haas Scholars Program Manager and Advisor. Note that they are timed to be very shortly after SURF and Haas Scholars human subjects selection, respectively.

I will go through, step by step, the...   More >

Efficient Computational Methods for Complex Societal Systems

Seminar | March 5 | 4-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Somayeh Sojoudi, Assistant Professor in Residence, University of California, Berkeley

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Computation plays a crucial role in the design, analysis and operation of intelligent societal systems appearing in smart cities, such as modernized power grids. We motivate the talk by discussing how advances in computation can revolutionize energy systems and then study two problems.

2019 Citrin Center Award Lecture

Lecture | March 5 | 4 p.m. | Barrows Hall, 8th floor Social Science Matrix Conference Room

 Peter D. Hart, Founder, Hart Research Associates

 Department of Political Science, Social Science Matrix, Citrin Center for Public Opinion

The 2020 Election: The challenges and changes facing political polling

  RSVP online

Biological heterogeneity, a phenotypic trait that we harvested to investigate membranes and membrane proteins

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

 Dimitrios Stamou, Center for Geometrically Engineered Cellular Systems, University of Copenhagen

 College of Chemistry

Membranes serve multiple crucial roles in cell biology: they act as hosts to membrane proteins, as templates for the nucleation of signalling domains, and as boundaries that define cells and their organelles. We are broadly interested at elucidating molecular mechanisms that regulate the structure, function and organization of membranes and membrane proteins. In this talk I will discuss the role...   More >

Workspace for Working on Your Human Subjects Protocol

Workshop | March 5 | 5-6 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Leah Carroll, UC Berkeley Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

 UC Berkeley Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

Come work on your human subjects protocol in a space where others are doing the same, and one representative of the Haas Scholars or SURF program will be present to answer questions and guide you.

Magnes Spring Opening 2019: Memory Objects: Judaica Collections, Global Migrations

Reception | March 5 | 5-7 p.m. |  Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)

 Tom Freudenheim, Vice-President, American Federation of Arts

 Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

Opening reception for the exhibit, Memory Objects: Judaica Collections, Global Migrations, and celebration of the gift of the Roman Vishniac Archive of photography and memorabilia.

 no restrictions

  RSVP online by February 22.

How to Change Your Mind: Michael Pollan in conversation with Dacher Keltner on the new science of psychedelics

Special Event | March 5 | 5-6 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Library, 101 Doe Library

 Michael Pollan, professor of journalism, UC Berkeley; Dacher Keltner, professor of psychology, UC Berkeley

 Library

In his latest book, How to Change Your Mind, Michael Pollan turns his focus to psychedelics — LSD, psilocybin mushrooms, and the like — exploring their history, use, and potential to help people not only transcend, but also treat conditions from addiction to anxiety. Pollan will join Dacher Keltner, a professor of psychology at UC Berkeley and founder of the Greater Good Science Center, for a...   More >

 The Library attempts to offer programs in accessible, barrier-free settings. If you think you may require disability-related accommodations, please contact the event sponsor, Susan Edwards (510-643-6224, seedwards@berkeley.edu).

 Free

  Register online by March 4.

Displaying International Communism: The Exhibition of Socialist Countries (Moscow, 1958)

Lecture | March 5 | 5:15-6:45 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Matteo Bertelé, Marie Skłodowska-Curie Global Fellow at the University of California Santa Barbara, Universität Hamburg and Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, Ca’ Foscari University

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

The Exhibition of Socialist Countries, held in the Moscow Manege in 1958, was the first large exhibition ever organized in the socialist hemisphere, with more than two thousand artworks from twelve East-European and Asian countries. Conceived as a socialist response to the Venice Biennale - branded as the main international showcase for “decadent and bourgeois art from capitalist nations” - the...   More >

Curator's Circle Event: Hans Hofmann Wine and Walkthrough

Special Event | March 5 | 6 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Come mingle with BAMPFA Curator's Circle members and enjoy delicious food and wine in Babette, followed by a special tour of the monumental exhibition Hans Hofmann: The Nature of Abstraction led by Curator Emerita Lucinda Barnes. This highly-anticipated exhibition presents the most comprehensive examination to date of Hans Hofmann’s innovative and prolific artistic practice.

We hope you will...   More >

Accenture Labs Info-Session

Information Session | March 5 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

About the Speakers:

- Colin Puri is a Research Scientist and Manager at Accenture Labs and is as the lead researcher in the System & Platform group. His background is in the biometrics field building the next generation polygraph using thermal infrared imagery, creating algorithms for detection and quantification of stress, building sensors, and developing algorithms for RADARs in the National...   More >

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Through the Learner's Lens: A Student Learning Center Photo Contest

Miscellaneous | February 25 – March 22, 2019 every day |  César E. Chávez Student Center

 Student Learning Center

The UC Berkeley Student Learning Center is excited to invite submissions for our first ever photo contest! We’re calling on the creativity of our campus community to build a collection of images that showcase the diverse ways learning takes place in and through the Student Learning Center. We invite you to share moments in the learning process that excite you, challenge you, and encapsulate the...   More >

African Film Festival 2019

Film - Series | March 2 – May 10, 2019 every day |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

March 2–May 10, 2019

This year’s edition of the African Film Festival highlights the best of both new African cinema and films of the black diaspora. We pay tribute to the great director Bill Gunn—also an actor, playwright, and novelist—with new restorations of two genre-benders, his radical horror film Ganja & Hess and his “meta–soap opera” Personal Problems. The latter was conceived by...   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.

Venture Summit | West

Conference/Symposium | March 6 – 7, 2019 every day |  Hyatt Regency

  Hyatt Regency, San Francisco, CA

 Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership

Whether you’re a startup seeking capital and exposure, or an investor seeking new deals, Venture Summit West presented by youngStartup Ventures - is the event of the year you won't want to miss.

A highly productive venture conference, Venture Summit | West is dedicated to showcasing VCs, Corporate VCs and angel investors committed to funding venture backed, emerging and early stage...   More >

  Register online

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!

Discovery Station: Gymnosperms

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

 Botanical Garden

Discover gymnosperms -- a type of plant that, literally translated from Greek, means "naked seed."

MVZ LUNCH SEMINAR - Joana Meier: Hybridization fuels cichlid fish adaptive radiations

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

 Joana Meier

 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 >

Townsend Center's Berkeley Book Chat with Joyce Carol Oates: Hazards of Time Travel

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

 Townsend Center for the Humanities

Oates’s latest novel is the dystopian story of a young woman living in a bleak future dictatorship, who is punished for her transgressions by being sent back in time.

The Weimar Joint Sanatorium: Institutional landscapes, identification, and disease

Lecture | March 6 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Alyssa Scott, Anthropology, UC Berkeley

 Archaeological Research Facility

This presentation will discuss the intersection between healthcare systems and racialized and gendered landscapes in California by tracking the design and transformation of the institutional landscape of tuberculosis sanitoria using archaeological survey, ground penetrating radar (GPR), magnetometer survey, historical research, and oral histories.

ARNON ENDOWED LECTURE : "The chloroplast: a site of post-endosymbiotic innovations in gene expression and protein assembly"

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

 Francis-André Wollman, Institut de Biologie Physico-Chimique

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

Dr. Wollman is the Director of the Institut de Biologie Physico-Chimique in Paris, France. His work is dedicated to the study of the biogenesis and the function of the photosynthetic apparatus, which is present in the network of internal membranes of the chloroplast, the thylacoids.

CMOS Technology Enabled Physically Flexible-Stretchable-Reconfigurable-Spherical Electronic System: From Mechanics Driven Design to Enhanced Reliability Aided Diverse Applications

Seminar | March 6 | 12-1 p.m. | 3110 Etcheverry Hall

 Muhammad Mustafa Hussain, Ph.D., Visiting Professor, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, University of California, Berkeley

 Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME)

CMOS technology and electronics are rigid and bulky. Their applications are focused on computation-communication-infotainment. Scaling down their dimensions has been enabling their triumph. However, what about larger area applications? How about a singular gadget whose size can be reconfigured without any compromise in their functionality? How about spherical solar cell or imaging system? Is it...   More >

Biophysics of cell adhesion: how cells sense and respond to force

Seminar | March 6 | 12-1 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Sanjeevi Sivasankar, Univerisity of California, Davis

 Bioengineering (BioE)

Cells in tissues exert forces as they squeeze, stretch, flex and pull on each other. These
forces are incredibly small - on the scale of piconewtons, but they are essential in mediating cell
survival, proliferation, and differentiation. A key protein responsible for sensing mechanical forces,
are the classical cadherin family of cell-cell adhesion proteins. Cadherins are essential for...   More >

#MeToo Hong Kong

Lecture | March 6 | 12-2 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Gina Marchetti, Director of the Center for the Study of Globalization and Cultures, University of Hong Kong

 Department of Gender and Women's Studies, Media Studies

As the Harvey Weinstein allegations opened up the depth and breadth of sexual harassment in Hollywood, Weinstein’s associates in Hong Kong and the People’s Republic of China came under scrutiny as well. Hong Kong serves as a bridge as well as a gateway between mainland Chinese and Hollywood concerns as well as the nexus for a constellation of industrial networks...   More >

Data and Tech for All Week: CITRIS Research Exchange

Special Event | March 6 | 12 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium

 Data Sciences

Join us for Data and Tech for All Week, a week of events across campus democratizing data science and technology.

Wednesday, March 6 (CITRIS): CITRIS Research Exchange with Katherine Yelick, Berkeley Professor of EECS; 12 PM, Banatao Auditorium, Sutardja Dai Hall

The Future of European Research via the lenses of the Horizon EU research and innovation programme 2021-2027

Lecture | March 6 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Jekaterina Novikova, EU Fellow at the IES

 Institute of European Studies, European Union Center

Jekaterina Novikova, EU fellow at the Institute of European Studies at UC Berkeley and Innovation Policy Coordinator at the European Commission, will speak about Horizon EU, a European research and innovation programme. This talk will highlight the process of the preparation of the programme based on the lessons learned from the previous programs, its building blocks, key novelties, and...   More >

Jekaterina Novikova

Noon Concert: Jazz xs 2

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

 Department of Music

A double bill featuring the UC Jazz Ensemble, directed by Ted Moore and the Berkeley Nu Jazz Collective, directed by Myra Melford.

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...   More >

CITRIS Research Exchange with Kathy Yelick

Conference/Symposium | March 6 | 12-1 p.m. | 310 Sutardja Dai Hall

 CITRIS and the Banatao Institute

About the speaker:

Katherine Yelick is a Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences at the University of California at Berkeley and the Associate Laboratory Director for Computing Sciences at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. Her research is in programming languages, compilers, parallel algorithms, and automatic performance tuning. She is well known for her work in...   More >

The Lost Generation? Scarring After the Great Recession: A Brown Bag Talk

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

 Jesse Rothstein, Professor, Public Policy & Economics, 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.

The Development of Reasoning about Religious Norms: Insights from Hindu and Muslim children in India

Colloquium | March 6 | 12:10-1:15 p.m. | 1104 Berkeley Way West

 Mahesh Srinivasan, Assistant Professor, UC Berkeley Psychology

 Institute of Personality and Social Research

Children who live in pluralistic societies often encounter members of other religious and secular groups who hold radically different beliefs and norms. Under these circumstances, developing religious tolerance––respecting that each group has its own beliefs and norms––is both challenging and crucial. When individuals in pluralistic societies fail to develop religious tolerance, the consequences...   More >

The Power of Play: How to Reduce Conflict and Build a Close Connection with Your Child through Play (BEUHS371)

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

 Julie Johnson, The Parent Child Connection

 Be Well at Work - Work/Life

Rarely do we feel like playing when our children have been whiny, uncooperative, or are headed for a meltdown. But play is often what children need to get their behavior back on track. In this workshop you’ll learn how play can be used to release tension, work through difficult behaviors, and bring you closer to your child. You’ll also learn what you can do on the days that you don’t have the...   More >

  Enroll online

Guided Tours: Hans Hofmann

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Explore Hans Hofmann’s dynamic and influential work with guided tours on selected Wednesdays, Sundays, and Free First Thursdays.

How to Prepare Human Subjects Protocols for Your Research Projects

Workshop | March 6 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Leah Carroll, UC Berkeley Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

 UC Berkeley Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

If you missed the workshop given by the staff of the Office for the Protection of Human Subjects, or even if you were there, you may want to attend one of these workshops given by me -- Leah Carroll, Haas Scholars Program Manager and Advisor. Note that they are timed to be very shortly after SURF and Haas Scholars human subjects selection, respectively.

I will go through, step by step, the...   More >

Evaluating the Credibility Revolution in African Development

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

 Kweku Opoku-Agyemang, www.kwekuopokuagyemang.com

 Center for African Studies

Randomized controlled trials in African development - inspired by the scientific method - have remade what economic development means not only for the fields of comparative politics and development economics - but in the lived experiences of many Africans in ways that academic scholarship and even policy making could not have possibly anticipated. In my talk, I bring analyze these evaluations...   More >

Kweku Opuku-Agyeang, CEGA Research Fellow

The Uighur Crisis in China: One Million and Counting

Lecture | March 6 | 12:50-2 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, 110 Boalt Hall

 Rushan Abbas, Managing Director, Campaign for Uighurs; Darren Byler, Ph.D, University of Washington

 Peter Jan Honigsberg, University of San Francisco Law

 Human Rights Center

More than one million people, mostly Uighur Muslims, are in
indefinite detention in a secretive network of prisons in
Northwest China. “Xinjiang has become an open-air prison-a
place where Orwellian high-tech surveillance, political
indoctrination, forced cultural assimilation, arbitrary arrests and
disappearances have turned ethnic minorities into strangers in
their own land.” —Kumi...   More >

  RSVP online by March 6.

Harmonic Analysis Seminar: On the Fourier restriction inequality in $\mathbb R^3$

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

 Kevin O'Neill, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

This seminar is an ongoing discussion of Guth's Fourier restriction inequality based on the method of polynomial partitioning. This week's talk continues discussion of the core part of the proof. The structure of the induction — on the radius and on the $L^2$ norm of $f$, applied to the cellular term — will be presented. Insofar as time allows, the tranverse and tangential terms will be...   More >

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

Topology Seminar (Introductory Talk): Topological and Geometric Complexity for Hyperbolic 3-Manifolds

Seminar | March 6 | 2-3 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Diane Hoffoss, University of San Diego

 Department of Mathematics

We will introduce Scharlemann-Thompson handle decompositions of a 3-manifold, and a generalization of this which we call a graph decomposition. Using these, we define topological measures of complexity for the manifold. In the case where the manifold has additional metric structure, we use Morse and Morse-like functions to give geometric definitions of complexity as well. We then show that some...   More >

Deformation Theory Seminar: Curved deformations and categories of singularities

Seminar | March 6 | 2:40-4 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

 Constantin Teleman, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

We will construct deformations of categories for Hochschild Maurer-Cartan cochains with non-trivial curving components. These will be related to fixed point categories for Lie algebra actions and, in the special case of matrix factorizations, to the category of singularities

International Student Drop-In Career Advising

Meeting | January 23 – May 1, 2019 every Wednesday with exceptions | 3-5 p.m. | Career Center (2440 Bancroft Way), 3rd Floor

 Career Center

Students sign up on site for a 15-minute appointment. First come, first served.

These drop-in appointments can be helpful for your quick questions on the following topics:

-Resume/Cover Letter Critique
-Job or Internship Search
-Networking
-Career Fair Preparation
-Interview Preparation
-Graduate/Professional Program Application
-Others

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 >

Triangular" Dvoretzky matrices and online coding

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

 Piyush Srivastava, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research

 Department of Statistics

A special case of the classical Dvoretzky theorem states that the space of n-dimensional real vectors equipped with the l1 norm admits a large "Euclidean section", i.e. a subspace of dimension Θ(n) on which a scaled l1 norm essentially agrees with the Euclidean norm. In particular, such a subspace can be realized as the column space of a "tall" n × (n/k) random matrix A with identically...   More >

Reduce, reuse, recycle your vision: the basis of rich and stable perceptual experience

Lecture | March 6 | 3:15 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room

 David Whitney, Professor, UC Berkeley, Department of Psychology

 Department of Psychology

The visual world is cluttered, discontinuous, and noisy, but our perceptual experience is not—scenes appear rich, seamless, and stable. This seeming contradiction has posed a challenge for theories of perception for decades. In this talk, I will discuss two complementary processes that reconcile the contradiction: First, a mechanism that generates rich visual impressions by efficiently...   More >

ERG Colloquium: David Anthoff

Colloquium | March 6 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 126 Barrows Hall

 David Anthoff, Energy and Resources Group

 Energy and Resources Group

THE ENERGY AND RESOURCES GROUP SPRING 2019 COLLOQUIUM SERIES PRESENTS:

SPEAKER:
David Anthoff
Assistant Professor
Energy and Resources Group
University of California, Berkeley

DATE: Wednesday, March 6, 2019
TIME: 4:00-5:30pm
PLACE: 126 Barrows

TITLE: Inequality and the Social Cost of Carbon

DESCRIPTION:
We present a novel way to disentangle inequality aversion over time from...   More >

Topology Seminar (Main Talk): Topological and Geometric Complexity for Hyperbolic 3-Manifolds

Seminar | March 6 | 4-5 p.m. | 3 Evans Hall

 Diane Hoffoss, University of San Diego

 Department of Mathematics

We will introduce Scharlemann-Thompson handle decompositions of a 3-manifold, and a generalization of this which we call a graph decomposition. Using these, we define topological measures of complexity for the manifold. In the case where the manifold has additional metric structure, we use Morse and Morse-like functions to give geometric definitions of complexity as well. We then show that some...   More >

Systems to Improve Online Discussion

Seminar | March 6 | 4-5 p.m. | 310 Sutardja Dai Hall

 Amy Zhang, Graduate Student, MIT

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

My research in human-computer interaction is on reimagining outdated designs towards designing novel online discussion systems that fix what's broken about online discussion.

Everything You Need to Know About Credit History, Credit Scores and Credit Cards

Information Session | March 6 | 4-5 p.m. | International House, Sproul Rooms

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

There's no better time to start building your credit history than today. Do you know that a 100 point difference in your credit score, say 640 vs 740, during your lifetime could mean $200K in higher fees and payments over your lifetime? As a student, it's good to take stock of your financial health early so you can set good financial goals. This is your chance to learn more about how your credit...   More >

Seminar 291, Departmental Seminar: “The Impacts of Hospital Delivery Practices on Infant Health”

Seminar | March 6 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 David Card, University of California, Berkeley

 Department of Economics

Co-authored with Alessandra Fenizia and David Silver

Disraeli, Arendt, and the Fascist Novel

Lecture | March 6 | 4 p.m. | 306 Wheeler Hall

 Rachel Teukolsky, Associate Professor, Vanderbilt English

 Department of English, Townsend British Studies working group, C19 Colloquium

The Townsend British Studies working group and the C19 colloquium are happy to announce a visit from Rachel Teukolsky (Vanderbilt), who will be workshopping her paper "Disraeli, Arendt, and the Fascist Novel" (abstract below!).

If you would like to participate in the workshop--which will take place at 4pm on 3/6 in Wheeler 306--please email eceisenberg@berkeley.edu or vvm@berkeley.edu for a...   More >

“Linking Epigenetics, metabolism and Cancer: lessons from SIRT6”

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

 Raul Mostoslavsky, Harvard Medical School

 Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology

Chester W. Nimitz Memorial Lecture: The Voyage of Character

Lecture | March 6 | 4-5:30 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium

 Admiral James Stavridis, Former NATO Supreme Allied Commander Europe

 Military Sciences Program (ROTC)

The Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz Memorial Lectureship was established in 1983 to enhance the spirit of collegiality and sense of community to the University through the multi-disciplinary subject matter of national security affairs. Each year a speaker is nominated by the midshipmen and cadets of the Military Affairs Department. The lectureship provides a better and fuller understanding and...   More >

Stamped From the Beginning: How the Ideology of Race Shapes Education and Society

Panel Discussion | March 6 | 4-6 p.m. | 1102 Berkeley Way West

 Dr. Ibram X. Kendi, Professor of History and International Relations; Founding Director of the Antiracist Research and Policy Center, American University

 john a. powell, Director, Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society; Lisa García Bedolla, Professor, Graduate School of Education; and Director, Institute of Governmental Studies, UC Berkeley; Dan Perlstein, Professor, Graduate School of Education, UC Berkeley

 Prudence L. Carter, Dean, Graduate School of Education, UC Berkeley

 Graduate School of Education, Department of African American Studies, Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society

Come join in the discussion with Dr. Ibram X. Kendi, a professor of History and International Relations at American University, who speaks with great expertise and compassion about the findings of his book and how they can fit into the national conversation surrounding movements such as #BlackLivesMatter and social justice.

  RSVP online

Eavesdropping on Neurochemical Signaling in Vivo

Colloquium | March 6 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall

 Anne Andrews, Professor, UC Los Angeles

 Department of Chemical Engineering

Measurements of neurotransmitters in the extracellular space are limited by combinations of poor chemical, spatial, and temporal resolution. Brain chemistries, therefore, are unable to be investigated dynamically, particularly at the level of neural circuits and across numerous signaling molecules.1 To understand neurochemical signaling at scales pertinent to encoded information, micro- to...   More >

Towards honest inference from real-world healthcare data

Seminar | March 6 | 4-5 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 David Madigan, Columbia University

 Department of Statistics

In practice, our learning healthcare system relies primarily on observational studies generating
one effect estimate at a time using customized study designs with unknown operating
characteristics and publishing – or not – one estimate at a time. When we investigate
the distribution of estimates that this process has produced, we see clear evidence
of its shortcomings, including an apparent...   More >

Harnessing AI for Global Economic Development

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

 Victoria Coleman

 Information, School of

Recent advances in deep learning and satellite imagery make it possible to remotely monitor economic and agricultural trends across the developing world, at high resolution. These advances are now being translated from research labs into the real world.

This seminar will discuss the technology and vision behind Atlas AI, a Bay Area start-up that spun out of Stanford University in 2018....   More >

Center for Computational Biology Seminar: Dr. Shamil Sunyaev, Department of Biomedical Informatics, Harvard Medical School

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

 Center for Computational Biology

Large-scale genomic data reveal mechanisms of mutagenesis and help predict complex phenotypes

Abstract:
Statistical analysis of large genomic datasets has recently emerged as a discovery tool in many areas of genetics. Two examples include studies of mutagenesis and of the relationship between genotype and phenotype. We developed a statistical model of regional variation of human mutation...   More >

Women in Intellectual Life: The "Erotics" of Intellectual Life

Colloquium | March 6 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 330 Wheeler Hall

 Department of English

The (open-ended and thus intentionally ill-defined here) theme we hope to explore is that of the "erotics" of intellectual life. Why and how do we love intellectual work? How and where does it get charged with eros, welcome or, alas, unwelcome--and why does it get so charged? What kinds of intellectual work do we love, and what kinds are unloveable, and what kinds are done without anyone loving...   More >

Film Screening: Raising of America, Episode Two: "Once Upon a Time" When Childcare for All Wasn't Just a Fairytale

Film - Documentary | March 6 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | 5101 Berkeley Way West

 Lea Austin, Center for the Study of Child Care Employment

 Center of Excellence in MCAH

How might American life be different today if all of the nation’s children had access to high-quality early care and education for the past four decades? In 1971, we came achingly close to winning childcare for all. What will it take to enact effective child and family policies today? Join us in viewing Episode Two from the Raising of America documentary series followed by a small group discussion

  RSVP online

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 >

OPT Workshop

Workshop | March 6 | 6-7 p.m. | Eshleman Hall, 5th floor

 Berkeley International Office(BIO)), ASUC (Associated Students of the University of California)

If you are graduating soon and have questions about applying for F-1 employment eligibility after you graduate, then join BIO and the ASUC on March 6th at 6 PM for this in-person OPT workshop at the ASUC Senate Chambers. We'll do a brief overview of the OPT application process and timelines, followed by a Question and Answer session to clarify any questions you might have! Prior to attending this...   More >

Refugee Crises - Past and Present: A book reading and discussion with author-activists Lauren Markham and Thi Bui

Reading - Nonfiction | March 6 | 6-8 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, Goldberg Room

 Lauren Markham; Thi Bui

 Human Rights Center

A book reading and discussion with author-activists Lauren Markham (The Faraway Brothers) and Thi Bui (The Best We Could Do), moderated by Kim Thuy Seelinger.

RISE 2019: Resilient Resistance

Special Event | March 6 | 6-8 p.m. |  Anna Head Alumnae Hall (2537 Haste St.)

 Jezebel Delilah X

 Gender Equity Resource Center

RISE: Resilient Resistance, is an event for all womxn to unapologetically celebrate and honor the work and contributions given by womxn to our communities.

RISE flyer

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.

Demystifying the Blackbox

Panel Discussion | March 6 | 6:30-8 p.m. | 120 Kroeber Hall

 Purin Phanichphant, Artist and Lecturer, Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation; Lydia Majure, Science policy advocate, Gallant Lab for Cognitive, Computational & Systems Neuroscience; Albert Lai, Data Scientist

 Science@Cal

What can neuroscience of human perception can learn from the design of artificial intelligence, and vice versa? Join a panel of scientists and artists for a discussion of how our brains work, how we design computer networks to think, and how we explore and illuminate the intangible concept of thought.

Scanning an Artificial Brain - installation by Purin Phanichphant

The Tiniest Place

Film - Documentary | March 6 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

To walk into the jungle-shrouded village of Cinquera, El Salvador, is to enter a world where ghosts walk, passing back and forth between the past and present. Here, decades after a brutal civil war annihilated the village, survivors return to bury their dead and rebuild the community from the ashes. During the civil war of 1980 to 1992, the village was invaded by the National Guard, which...   More >

AIA Lecture - The Sixth Sense: Multisensory Encounters with the Dead in Roman Egypt

Lecture | March 6 | 7 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Lissette Jimenez, Lecturer of Museum Studies, San Francisco State University

 San Francisco Society of the Archaeological Institute of America

Image and representation have always played a central role in the commemoration of the dead in ancient Egypt. Ritual funerary practices were often multi-sensory experiences comprised of an intricate combination of visual, auditory, tactile, gustatory, and olfactory senses. A proper ancient Egyptian funerary ensemble, coupled with the burial landscape, facilitated active tactile encounters between...   More >

Cine Latino: Museo

Film - Feature | March 6 | 7 p.m. | 159 Mulford Hall

 Center for Latin American Studies

Well into their 30s, Juan Nuñez (Gael García Bernal) and Benjamín Wilson (Leonardo Ortizgris) still can’t seem to finish veterinary school or leave their parents’ homes. On a fateful Christmas Eve, however, they decide it’s finally time to distinguish themselves by executing the most infamous cultural artifacts heist in all of Mexican history.

Gael García Bernal in "Museo."

Lorraine Hansberry - sighed eyes, feeling heart: March Movie@Moffitt

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

 Library

Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart is the first-ever feature documentary about Lorraine Hansberry, the visionary playwright who authored the groundbreaking A Raisin in the Sun. An overnight sensation, the play transformed the American theater and has long been considered a classic, yet the remarkable story of the playwright faded from view. With this documentary, filmmaker Tracy Heather Strain resurrects...   More >

 Must have a UCB student ID for entrance.

March Movie at Moffitt