<< June 2019 >>

Friday, June 7, 2019

Simons Institute Workshop — Wrong at the Root: Racial Bias and the Tension Between Numbers and Words in Non-Internet Data

Workshop | June 5 – 7, 2019 every day | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Calvin Laboratory (Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing)

 Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing

Artificially intelligent systems extrapolate from historical training data. While the training process is robust to “noisy” data, systematically biased data will inexorably lead to biased systems. The emerging field of algorithmic fairness seeks interventions to blunt the downstream effects of data bias. Initial work has focused on classification and prediction algorithms.

This cross-cutting...   More >

Free

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Immigration Reform in Californian Agriculture and the Tech Industry

Conference/Symposium | June 7 | 9:15 a.m.-3:15 p.m. | Faculty Club, Heyns Room

 Institute for Research on Labor and Employment

The workshop aims to discuss the consequences of both labor shortages and immigration policies in Californian agriculture and the tech industry. Particular attention will be paid to the H2A and H1B guest worker programs and their consequences for employers, employees and the industries more broadly. The workshop seeks to identify policies that benefit all stakeholders.

Spring at the Hall

Special Event | March 21 – June 7, 2019 every day | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

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

Certificate Program in Clinical Research Conduct and Management Online Information Session

Information Session | June 7 | 12-12:30 p.m. |  Online

  , Berkeley, CA

 UC Berkeley Extension

Learn how this professional certificate can help you launch or advance your career in clinical research by enhancing your knowledge of clinical trials. For more information about the program, visit extension.berkeley.edu/cert/clinical.html.

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Members' Walk: South America

Lecture | June 7 | 1-2 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Noah Gapsis, UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Garden members, are invited to take an in-depth look into the South America collection with Horticulturist Noah Gapsis. The Garden’s South American Area represents the floras of the temperate and mediterranean-climate areas of South America, featuring plants from the matorral of coastal Chile. The South American matorral is comparable to the chaparral of California and the maquis vegetation of...   More >

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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

Simons Institute Theoretically Speaking Series — Algorithms and the Law

Lecture | June 7 | 6-7:30 p.m. |  David Brower Center

 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Shafi Goldwasser, Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing; Martha Minow, Harvard University; Elliot Schrage, Facebook; Patricia Williams, Columbia University

 Peter Bartlett, Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing

 Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing

This panel will explore the contemporary promises and challenges of computer algorithms from the perspectives of lawyers, ethicists, philosophers, and computer scientists. What is missing from the current technological debates on the fairness and privacy of algorithmic decision making and their impact on the social fabric? What are promising tools of governance and frames of analysis? What do...   More >

Saturday, June 8, 2019

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

War and Peace, Part I: Andrei Bolkonsky (Voyna i mir)

Film - Series | June 8 | 2 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

In 1969, Roger Ebert proclaimed Sergei Bondarchuk’s War and Peace “the definitive epic of all time,” and no film has come along since to contradict that assessment. Bondarchuk undertook the adaptation of the revered Russian novel with all the resources of the Soviet state at his disposal, including priceless museum artifacts as props and literal armies of extras. He also drew on a full arsenal of...   More >

War and Peace, Part III: The Year 1812 (Voyna i mir)

Film - Series | June 8 | 5:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

In Part III of War and Peace, the emphasis is on the war: it is 1812 and Napoleon’s armies are crossing into Russia. Nobles discuss politics at their opulent tables as violence rages elsewhere. Pierre visits the battlefield as a casual observer and finds himself in the midst of chaos, while Andrei rediscovers his love of life through yet another brush with death. Bondarchuk moves between the...   More >

War and Peace, Part III: The Year 1812

Film - Feature | June 8 | 5:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

In Part III of War and Peace, the emphasis is on the war: it is 1812 and Napoleon’s armies are crossing into Russia. Nobles discuss politics at their opulent tables as violence rages elsewhere. Pierre visits the battlefield as a casual observer and finds himself in the midst of chaos, while Andrei rediscovers his love of life through yet another brush with death. Bondarchuk moves between the...   More >

Father John Misty: with guests: Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit; Jade Bird

Performing Arts - Music | June 8 | 6 p.m. |  Hearst Greek Theatre

 Another Planet Entertainment

Written largely in New York between Summer 2016 and Winter 2017, Josh Tillman’s fourth Father John Misty LP, God’s Favorite Customer, reflects on the experience of being caught between the vertigo of heartbreak and the manic throes of freedom.God’s

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War and Peace, Part IV: Pierre Bezukhov (Voyna i mir)

Film - Series | June 8 | 7:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

As Part IV begins, the Russian army is in retreat, and Moscow soon goes up in flames (a stunning display of film pyrotechnics). Pierre is drawn fully into the conflict at last; taken prisoner, he is witness to new cruelties. Andrei and Natasha reach a kind of peace, and as war recedes and Moscow rebuilds, life and love begin again. The series concludes where it started, with the words: “If evil...   More >

War and Peace, Part IV: Pierre Bezukhov

Film - Feature | June 8 | 7:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

As Part IV begins, the Russian army is in retreat, and Moscow soon goes up in flames (a stunning display of film pyrotechnics). Pierre is drawn fully into the conflict at last; taken prisoner, he is witness to new cruelties. Andrei and Natasha reach a kind of peace, and as war recedes and Moscow rebuilds, life and love begin again. The series concludes where it started, with the words: “If evil...   More >

Sunday, June 9, 2019

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

War and Peace, Part II: Natasha Rostova

Film - Series | June 9 | 4:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

The second part of Bondarchuk’s epic adaptation opens in 1807 as Napoleon and Tsar Alexander negotiate in Tilsit. Meanwhile, far from the world of politics, young Natasha attends a grand ball, waltzes with Prince Andrei, and is soon engaged to him. However, his protracted absence leaves the emotionally volatile Natasha vulnerable. The film features a remarkable wolf-hunting sequence where...   More >

Global Pitch Event 2019

Presentation | June 9 | 6-9:30 p.m. |  David Brower Center

 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 AnnaLise Hoopes, Founder, The Changemaker Project

 The Changemaker Project, David Brower Center

The Changemaker Project's second annual Global Pitch event occurs at 6:00pm Sunday June 9th. Teams from 15 (!) countries this year will present their solutions to social and environmental problems. Enjoy free vegan food and a silent auction as you witness inspiring youth action.

$12.00 Ticket Price, $7.00 Ticket Price using UCBERKELEY Promo Code

  Tickets go on sale June 5. Buy tickets online

Global Pitch 2019

The Eyes of Orson Welles

Film - Feature | June 9 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Best known for his television documentary The Story of Film: An Odyssey, filmmaker Mark Cousins here adopts the form of a film essay, a letter from himself to Orson Welles. In this idiosyncratic and highly personal work, he muses on Welles’s life, career, and visual imagination. Cousins gained rare access to hundreds of sketches, drawings, and paintings made by Welles, and he uses these images to...   More >

Monday, June 10, 2019

Introduction to Programming for Bioinformatics Summer Bootcamp

Special Event | June 10 – 14, 2019 every day | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (Room 430-438)

 Data Sciences

The Center for Computational Biology is offering a 5-day condensed "Introduction to Programming for Bioinformatics" Summer Bootcamp from June 10 - 14, 2019. The course covers essential Python programming with particular focus on bioinformatics problems and applications. Each 8-hour day includes two hour lectures and approximately 6 hours of programming exercises guided by the instructors.

EH&S 403 Training Session

Course | June 10 | 10:30-11:30 a.m. | 370 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.

Metabolic action of Rho-kinase in periphery and brain

Seminar | June 10 | 12-1 p.m. | 114 Morgan Hall

 Young Bum Kim, Harvard Medical School/Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

 Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Introduction to Programming for Bioinformatics Summer Bootcamp

Special Event | June 10 – 14, 2019 every day | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (Room 430-438)

 Data Sciences

The Center for Computational Biology is offering a 5-day condensed "Introduction to Programming for Bioinformatics" Summer Bootcamp from June 10 - 14, 2019. The course covers essential Python programming with particular focus on bioinformatics problems and applications. Each 8-hour day includes two hour lectures and approximately 6 hours of programming exercises guided by the instructors.

June Open Berkeley Site Builder Training

Workshop | June 11 | 9:30-11:30 a.m. | 104A Banway Building

 2111 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94720

 Information Services and Technology (IST)

Open Berkeley Site Builder Training sessions cover the fundamentals of the Open Berkeley turnkey website solution.

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.

New Volunteer Information Session

Information Session | June 11 | 3-4:30 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Perry Hall

 Botanical Garden

Join us for an information session about the volunteer programs at UCBG. Find out what opportunities are currently available, what the requirements are, and learn how to get started.

In addition to registering, please email the Volunteer & Tour Coordinator at perry[at]berkeley.edu.

  Register online or by calling 510-643-7265

Preparing for Your First Year Experience Webinar (first years only)

Information Session | June 11 | 3:30-5 p.m. |  Online Webinar

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Are you ready to take advantage of all Cal has to offer? Attend this webinar to learn about what events you cannot miss and which resources to use and when to use them. Get ready for this exciting glimpse into what your first year could be like! The experts — current UC Berkeley students — will also be present to help answer any questions you have.

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Peer 150 General Counsel Institute

Conference/Symposium | June 12 – 13, 2019 every day | 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. |  Boalt Hall, School of Law

 Law, Boalt School of, Peer 150

The GC Institute is an executive level program designed for high potential legal executives looking to develop and enhance their leadership skills. We are unique in that we focus specifically on legal leadership challenges, rather than technology, sales or general leadership as do many other programs. Our sessions are taught and facilitated by Fortune 1000 General Counsel and UC Berkeley faculty...   More >

Introduction to Programming for Bioinformatics Summer Bootcamp

Special Event | June 10 – 14, 2019 every day | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (Room 430-438)

 Data Sciences

The Center for Computational Biology is offering a 5-day condensed "Introduction to Programming for Bioinformatics" Summer Bootcamp from June 10 - 14, 2019. The course covers essential Python programming with particular focus on bioinformatics problems and applications. Each 8-hour day includes two hour lectures and approximately 6 hours of programming exercises guided by the instructors.

Why Do Line Drawings Work?

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

 Aaron Hertzmann, Adobe Research

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

A long-standing puzzle in perception is the question: why is it so easy for us to understand shape in line drawings, even though they do not correspond to any real-world percept? Past theories have been unsatisfactory, for example, hypothesizing that line drawings are a culturally-specific learned language, or that line drawings “trick” V1 into treating lines as step edges at object contours. I...   More >

Microsoft Excel Linking and Referencing Calculations: Betec033

Workshop | June 12 | 1:30-4 p.m. | 28 University Hall

 Keith Samsell

 Human Resources

This course details the process of establishing links between data sources using manual and automated methods. Emphasis is placed on supplemental referencing syntax to establish and manage calculation links.

Learning Objectives
* Leverage Structured Reference syntax for Table objects.
* Utilize Relative and Absolute referencing syntax to effectively replicate calculations.
* Link cell...   More >

Special Seminar: A Strengthened Gromov-Bishop inequality

Seminar | June 12 | 2:10-3 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Michael Freedman, Microsoft and UCSB

 Department of Mathematics

I’ll discuss a spin-off from joint work with Stanford physicists: Lenny Susskind and Adam Brown. We find an upper bound on the volume of balls in a Riemannian manifold $X$ somewhat stronger (i.e. smaller) than that obtained by comparing to the hyperbolic space of equal dimension and Ricci quadratic from agreeing with the minimum value achieved on $X$. The new idea is a method, “coefficient...   More >

Toastmasters on Campus Club: Learn public speaking

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

 Toastmasters on Campus

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

Citizen Kane

Film - Feature | June 12 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

“Inventing modern cinema is a tough act to follow,” Orson Welles remarked later in his career. Indeed, Rosebud may be the cinema’s most beloved red herring, for the mystery of newspaper magnate Charles Foster Kane is solved early on—it is lonely at the top—but Citizen Kane’s gothic, labyrinthine modernism remains its great mystery. It’s as distanced as Kane himself, protecting the power of enigma...   More >

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Peer 150 General Counsel Institute

Conference/Symposium | June 12 – 13, 2019 every day | 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. |  Boalt Hall, School of Law

 Law, Boalt School of, Peer 150

The GC Institute is an executive level program designed for high potential legal executives looking to develop and enhance their leadership skills. We are unique in that we focus specifically on legal leadership challenges, rather than technology, sales or general leadership as do many other programs. Our sessions are taught and facilitated by Fortune 1000 General Counsel and UC Berkeley faculty...   More >

Taking Disciplinary Action: BPM106

Workshop | June 13 | 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 24 University Hall

 Bianca Bowman-Waugh; Julie Hoxie

 Human Resources

The content provides the information and skills needed to more confidently deal with unacceptable employee behavior and performance.

Artistic Literacy Institute

Conference/Symposium | June 13 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Cal Performances

If you believe the arts matter, that everyone deserves meaningful access to the arts, and that the arts belong to all of us, then you belong at this summer's inaugural Artistic Literacy Institute.

Over the course of our three days, we will introduce and explore artistic literacy as a framework and a methodology. From plenary discussions about core values and strategies to immersive arts...   More >

$0 free

  Registration opens May 6. Register online by June 13.

Introduction to Programming for Bioinformatics Summer Bootcamp

Special Event | June 10 – 14, 2019 every day | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (Room 430-438)

 Data Sciences

The Center for Computational Biology is offering a 5-day condensed "Introduction to Programming for Bioinformatics" Summer Bootcamp from June 10 - 14, 2019. The course covers essential Python programming with particular focus on bioinformatics problems and applications. Each 8-hour day includes two hour lectures and approximately 6 hours of programming exercises guided by the instructors.

Frontal cortical dynamics during decision-making

Lecture | June 13 | 12-1 p.m. | 1104 Berkeley Way West

 Alex Kwan, Yale

 Department of Psychology

In a dynamic environment, animals must adjust their action plans to match the behavioral demands. For example, the same sensory stimulus may require different motor responses depending on the context. The mammalian prefrontal cortex is thought to be a central node mediating flexible behavior, however the synaptic and circuit mechanisms remain poorly understood.
In this talk, I will describe our...   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

Redwood Grove Summer Concerts: Real Vocal String Quartet + Berkeley Choro Ensemble

Performing Arts - Music | June 13 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden, Redwood Grove

 Real Vocal String Quartet; Berkeley Choro Ensemble

 Botanical Garden

On a mission to knit the world closer together through cultural collaboration, Real Vocal String Quartet freely mixes styles and transcends genres. The Berkeley Choro Ensemble (pronounced “shoro”), is a group of world-class musicians from the SF Bay Area that made its debut in January, 2010, at the Berkeley Public Library.

General $24 / UCBG Members $22 / Youth (5 - 17) $12

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La réligieuse: (The Nun)

Film - Feature | June 13 | 6:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Banned for two years in France for its supposedly excessive attack on the Church, Rivette’s adaptation of Denis Diderot’s famous novel of eighteenth-century convent life became a cause célèbre. Anna Karina plays a young woman, Suzanne, whose parents force her to enter a convent. The institution proves prisonlike and on a deeper level of individual repression, is revealed as an arena for sexual...   More >

East Bay Science Cafe - Building New Elements: Beyond the Periodic Table

Presentation | June 13 | 7-8:30 p.m. |  Cafe Leila

 1724 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley, CA 94702

 Jacklyn Gates, Group Leader of the Heavy Element Group, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab

 Science@Cal

Like modern day and much more scientific alchemists, nuclear chemists work to construct elements that don’t exist on earth but may reside on proton-packed Islands of Stability off the far end of the periodic table, where these new heaviest elements could be long lived. Learn how six new elements were added to the periodic table in the last seven years, and the techniques scientists use to...   More >

Berkeley Lab Scientists Jackie Gates, left, and Kenneth Gregorich work on FIONA, a new device at the Lab’s 88-Inch Cyclotron. (Credit: Marilyn Chung/Berkeley Lab)

Stop Making Sense: Free Outdoor Screening!

Film - Feature | June 13 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Under the leadership of David Byrne, Talking Heads evolved from a prototypically cerebral New York art-rock band to a musically adventurous ensemble incorporating influences from funk, salsa, and world beat. Stop Making Sense captures the infectious energy of their live show while eschewing the MTV clichés of quick cuts, gratuitous crowd shots, and exploding smudge pots. From the opening chords...   More >