<< August 2019 >>

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Argumentative Writing for College, Career and Community

Workshop | July 29 – August 1, 2019 every day | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | Berkeley Way West, To Be Determined

 Ari Dolid, The Bay Area Writing Project

 The Bay Area Writing Project

Argument is everywhere! Whether speaking and writing on-demand in school and on the job, or composing a text for publication in magazines or blogs, the ability to construct evidence based, nuanced claims and acknowledge the strengths and limits of multiple perspectives is crucial. The National Writing Project's College, Career and Community Writing Project Program (C3WP) provides an entry point...   More >

EHS 403 RUA On-Boarding

Course | August 1 | 10:30-11:30 a.m. | 370 University Hall

 JH

 Office of Environment, Health & Safety

Mindful Living 6-Session Series

Workshop | August 1 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Ed Center

 Neesha Patel, Ph.D., UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center

 Be Well at Work - Employee Assistance

Dates: Thursday 8/1, 8/8, 8/15, 9/5, 9/12, 9/19, 5.30 pm - 7.30 pm

Fee-based series. Cost: $215

The practice of mindfulness is receiving increasing scientific support as a means to reduce stress, improve cognitive flexibility, foster relationship satisfaction and promote health and well-being. This six-session introductory, experiential and interactive course will provide participants with...   More >

Saturday, August 3, 2019

Refugees of the British Empire Live Storytelling: The 1947 Partition Archive

Panel Discussion | August 3 | 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. | The 1947 Partition Archive Berkeley HQ, Suite 1

 1840 Alcatraz Ave, Berkeley, CA 94703

 Institute for South Asia Studies

Hear about the largest mass refugee crisis in our world's documented history directly from bay area residents who experienced the Partition and once were 'refugees of the British Empire.' Snacks & Drinks served.

Sunday, August 4, 2019

Family Workshop: Maya Drinking Cups

Workshop | August 4 | 11 a.m.-2 p.m. |  Hearst Museum of Anthropology

 Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

Join this month’s Family Workshop at the Hearst Museum! Decorate cups and learn about the significance of elaborate decoration of drinking vessels through history. This is a drop-in workshop for all ages. Bring the whole family for this activity included free with museum admission.

  RSVP online

Visual Poem Workshop

Workshop | August 4 | 2 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

What is poetry’s relationship with the visual world? In this workshop, we explore the intersections of language, image, and identity in creating a visual translation of a poem recited by a special guest poet. Each participant will create a collage guided by a stanza of the poem; these collages will be assembled into a larger mosaic, weaving together the visual narratives that emerge.

Monday, August 5, 2019

Oral History Center's Advanced Summer Institute

Seminar | August 5 – 9, 2019 every day | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Anthony Hall

 Oral History Center

The institute is structured around the life cycle of an interview. Each day will focus on a component of the interview, including foundational aspects of oral history, project conceptualization, the interview itself, analytic and interpretive strategies, and research presentation and dissemination.

Sessions will include oral history theory, legal and ethical issues, project planning, oral...   More >

Write to Teach: Summer Writing Workshop for Teachers

Workshop | August 5 – 9, 2019 every day | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | Redwood High School, To Be Determined

 395 Doherty Dr, Larkspur, CA 94939

 Meredith Pike-Baky, The Bay Area Writing Project

 The Bay Area Writing Project

Join us for a week of mornings writing, sharing, reflecting, reading, and revising. Become a better writer and a better teacher of writing. This workshop offers rich opportunities for teachers at all grade levels and any writing experience level to explore a range of writing genres and practical, classroom-tested writing strategies. The workshop fosters a warm and encouraging community of writers...   More >

Contemplating Silence: Photography Workshop

Workshop | August 5 | 1-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

When we observe Nature through the lens of ecology, we see the exquisite interconnectedness of all life. In this contemplative photography workshop, we will devote our attention to connectedness and interconnectedness, using the camera as a tool for meditation and the garden as our muse.

Any and all equipment are invited, including DSLRs, mobile phones, point-and-shoot, polaroid, and pinhole...   More >

$80, $75

  Register online or by calling 5106649841, or by emailing gardenprograms@berkeley.edu

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Oral History Center's Advanced Summer Institute

Seminar | August 5 – 9, 2019 every day | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Anthony Hall

 Oral History Center

The institute is structured around the life cycle of an interview. Each day will focus on a component of the interview, including foundational aspects of oral history, project conceptualization, the interview itself, analytic and interpretive strategies, and research presentation and dissemination.

Sessions will include oral history theory, legal and ethical issues, project planning, oral...   More >

Write to Teach: Summer Writing Workshop for Teachers

Workshop | August 5 – 9, 2019 every day | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | Redwood High School, To Be Determined

 395 Doherty Dr, Larkspur, CA 94939

 Meredith Pike-Baky, The Bay Area Writing Project

 The Bay Area Writing Project

Join us for a week of mornings writing, sharing, reflecting, reading, and revising. Become a better writer and a better teacher of writing. This workshop offers rich opportunities for teachers at all grade levels and any writing experience level to explore a range of writing genres and practical, classroom-tested writing strategies. The workshop fosters a warm and encouraging community of writers...   More >

500 Startups Venture Partner and Tides.Network (Portal) CEO Blockchain Panel

Panel Discussion | August 6 | 6:30-9 p.m. | UC Berkeley Extension (SF Campus at 160 Spear St.), 608-609

 Rob Neivert, Venture Partner, 500 Startups; Chandra Duggirala MD, CEO, Tides Network (Portal)

 UC Berkeley Extension

A great panel to announce in August: 500 Startups Venture Partner & Tides.Network (Portal) CEO Blockchain Panel. Join us on August 6 at UC Berkeley Extension – San Francisco Center at 6:30pm.

Agenda:
6:30pm - 7:00pm: Registration and Networking
7:00pm - 7:10pm: Opening Remarks
7:10pm - 8:00pm: Blockchain Fireside Chat and Panel
Rob Neivert - Venture Partner, 500 Startups; Advisor,...   More >

  Register online

Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Write to Teach: Summer Writing Workshop for Teachers

Workshop | August 5 – 9, 2019 every day | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | Redwood High School, To Be Determined

 395 Doherty Dr, Larkspur, CA 94939

 Meredith Pike-Baky, The Bay Area Writing Project

 The Bay Area Writing Project

Join us for a week of mornings writing, sharing, reflecting, reading, and revising. Become a better writer and a better teacher of writing. This workshop offers rich opportunities for teachers at all grade levels and any writing experience level to explore a range of writing genres and practical, classroom-tested writing strategies. The workshop fosters a warm and encouraging community of writers...   More >

Oral History Center's Advanced Summer Institute

Seminar | August 5 – 9, 2019 every day | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Anthony Hall

 Oral History Center

The institute is structured around the life cycle of an interview. Each day will focus on a component of the interview, including foundational aspects of oral history, project conceptualization, the interview itself, analytic and interpretive strategies, and research presentation and dissemination.

Sessions will include oral history theory, legal and ethical issues, project planning, oral...   More >

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research and Finding a Mentor Workshop

Workshop | August 7 | 3-4 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

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

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research

If you are thinking about getting involved in undergraduate research, this workshop is a great place to start! You will get a broad overview of the research opportunities available to undergraduates on campus, and strategies for connecting with faculty members who can guide you.

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Oral History Center's Advanced Summer Institute

Seminar | August 5 – 9, 2019 every day | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Anthony Hall

 Oral History Center

The institute is structured around the life cycle of an interview. Each day will focus on a component of the interview, including foundational aspects of oral history, project conceptualization, the interview itself, analytic and interpretive strategies, and research presentation and dissemination.

Sessions will include oral history theory, legal and ethical issues, project planning, oral...   More >

Write to Teach: Summer Writing Workshop for Teachers

Workshop | August 5 – 9, 2019 every day | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | Redwood High School, To Be Determined

 395 Doherty Dr, Larkspur, CA 94939

 Meredith Pike-Baky, The Bay Area Writing Project

 The Bay Area Writing Project

Join us for a week of mornings writing, sharing, reflecting, reading, and revising. Become a better writer and a better teacher of writing. This workshop offers rich opportunities for teachers at all grade levels and any writing experience level to explore a range of writing genres and practical, classroom-tested writing strategies. The workshop fosters a warm and encouraging community of writers...   More >

BPM 102 People Management in a Union Environment

Workshop | August 8 | 12:30-4:30 p.m. | #24 University Hall

 Human Resources

This workshop is for UC Berkeley Staff. The content addresses how to manage represented employees within the constraints of the laws and the labor contracts.

  Register online

Friday, August 9, 2019

Oral History Center's Advanced Summer Institute

Seminar | August 5 – 9, 2019 every day | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Anthony Hall

 Oral History Center

The institute is structured around the life cycle of an interview. Each day will focus on a component of the interview, including foundational aspects of oral history, project conceptualization, the interview itself, analytic and interpretive strategies, and research presentation and dissemination.

Sessions will include oral history theory, legal and ethical issues, project planning, oral...   More >

Write to Teach: Summer Writing Workshop for Teachers

Workshop | August 5 – 9, 2019 every day | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | Redwood High School, To Be Determined

 395 Doherty Dr, Larkspur, CA 94939

 Meredith Pike-Baky, The Bay Area Writing Project

 The Bay Area Writing Project

Join us for a week of mornings writing, sharing, reflecting, reading, and revising. Become a better writer and a better teacher of writing. This workshop offers rich opportunities for teachers at all grade levels and any writing experience level to explore a range of writing genres and practical, classroom-tested writing strategies. The workshop fosters a warm and encouraging community of writers...   More >

Building Your Compass: Exploration for Seasoned Staff

Workshop | August 9 | 1:30-3:30 p.m. | 24 University Hall

 Human Resources

This 4-part series is intended for staff who want to shape the culminating 5-10 years of their careers to leverage their generativity and experience at a life stage when the factors that most enrich their engagement, satisfaction and reward may be shifting. Over 4 sessions, the series will look to the past, present and future to explore the facets of your own particular "compass." Registering...   More >

Monday, August 12, 2019

EHS 403 RUA On-Boarding

Course | August 12 | 10:30-11:30 a.m. | 370 University Hall

 JS

 Office of Environment, Health & Safety

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Humans Read in Tooth and Claw

Seminar | August 13 | 9-9:30 a.m. | Barrows Hall, ON-AIR ONLY, Radio broadcast, 90.7 FM

 Marianne Brasil, Department of Integrative Biology; Andrew Saintsing, Department of Integrative Biology

 KALX

Tune in to The Graduates this Tuesday for an interview with Marianne Brasil from the Department of Integrative Biology at UC Berkeley. Marianne is a PhD candidate whose research focuses on the evolution of human beings.

Marianne in the field

BPM 202 Communicating with Impact

Workshop | August 13 | 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. | #24 University Hall

 Human Resources

This workshop is for UC Berkeley Staff. The content covers fundamental tools and techniques to communicate effectively with your team, colleagues, manager, and other across the organization.

  Register online

August Open Berkeley Site Builder Training

Workshop | August 13 | 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.

Microsoft Excel Scenario Analysis

Course | August 13 | 1:30-4 p.m. | 28 University Hall

 Human Resources

This course details the process of analyzing data scenarios using Microsoft Excel calculations and feature sets. Emphasis is placed on detection of cell and range equivalencies and anomalies. Learning Objectives * Create formulas and functions to validate equal cell values or detect discrepancies. * Generate Sparklines to graphically render variations in data sets. * Create conditional functions...   More >

  Register online

Special Seminar: Fibring of manifolds and groups

Seminar | August 13 | 2-3 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

 Dawid Kielak, University of Bielefeld

 Department of Mathematics

A central question in 3-manifold topology was the Virtual Fibring Conjecture of Thurston, which states that every closed hyperbolic $3$-manifold virtually fibres over the circle. We will discuss Ian Agol's proof of the conjecture, and investigate how one can prove similar statements in the realm of group theory.

Special Seminar: Property (T) for $Aut(F_n)$

Seminar | August 13 | 4-5 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

 Dawid Kielak, University of Bielefeld

 Department of Mathematics

We will look into an inductive approach to establishing Kazhdan's property (T) for $SL_n({\mathbb Z})$ and $Aut(F_n)$, and see how one can use computer calculations to cover the base case of the induction.

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About the PMP® Exam

Panel Discussion | August 14 | 6:30-9:30 p.m. | 609 UC Berkeley Extension (SF Campus at 160 Spear St.)

 UC Berkeley Extension

The Project Management Institute (PMI)® Project Management Professional (PMP)® certification is the most highly regarded credential in the profession. World-wide, there are over 825,000 PMPs, and it is one of the most common requirements in project manager job descriptions.

There is only one path to obtaining this credential—you have to pass the PMP exam.

That is easier said than done,...   More >

  Register online

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Design Thinking Tools to Build Your Career

Workshop | August 15 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 24 University Hall

 Human Resources

Feeling stuck? Unsure about your next career step? Curious about how to get started in a new field or role? This workshop employs design thinking to explore how you can create a sustainable life and work where you thrive. Learn tools to help you navigate your career path, get unstuck, and try out easy changes to increase your wellbeing and satisfaction at work.

  Register online

Microsoft SharePoint Site Design

Course | August 15 | 1:30-3 p.m. |  Virtual Classroom

 Human Resources

This course details the process of designing new SharePoint Sites and Subsites. Emphasis is placed on App management, security permissions, and content design and formatting. Learning Objectives * Understand the underlying structure and hierarchy of Sites, Subsites, and Apps. * Preview examples of key SharePoint Site templates and baseline features. * Create a new SharePoint Site and define...   More >

  Register online

Friday, August 16, 2019

Integral Taiji and Qigong

Workshop | August 16 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

You are invited to participate in Integral Taiji & Qigong classes at the UC Botanical Garden. Our classes will focus on somatic, psycho-spiritual, ecological, and cosmological dimensions of taiji (tai chi) and qigong.

Free with Garden Admission

  Register online or by calling 510-664-7606

Building Your Compass: Exploration for Seasoned Staff

Workshop | August 16 | 1:30-3:30 p.m. | 24 University Hall

 Human Resources

This 4-part series is intended for staff who want to shape the culminating 5-10 years of their careers to leverage their generativity and experience at a life stage when the factors that most enrich their engagement, satisfaction and reward may be shifting. Over 4 sessions, the series will look to the past, present and future to explore the facets of your own particular "compass." Registering...   More >

How to Write a Research Proposal Workshop

Workshop | August 16 | 4-5 p.m. | 14 Durant Hall

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

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Need to write a grant proposal? This workshop is for you! You'll get a head start on defining your research question, developing a lit review and project plan, presenting your qualifications, and creating a realistic budget.

Open to all UC Berkeley students.

Monday, August 19, 2019

Berkeley - Cologne Summer School: Abroad Summer School

Course | August 19 |  Cologne Summer School

 Department of German

The fourth Berkeley-Cologne Summer School “Aesthetic Possibilities: Literature, Rhetoric, Philosophy” will be focusing on the topic “Practice, Exercise, Formation”. The Summer School will take place at the University of California, Berkeley, from August 19-25. For a description and more information see: http://am-forschungspreis.phil-fak.uni-koeln.de/39841.html; in order to apply go to:...   More >

Striking Gold with Copper

Seminar | August 19 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall

 Dr. Jesse Peltier, Bertrand Group, UC San Diego

 College of Chemistry

Microsoft Excel PivotTables and PivotCharts

Course | August 19 | 1:30-4 p.m. | 239 Campus Shared Services (1608 4th Street, Berkeley)

 Human Resources

This course details the process by which large data sets are organized, formatted, summarized, and interactively manipulated using Tables, PivotTables, and PivotCharts. Learning Objectives * Convert data ranges into Tables to organize and analyze values using single and multi-field sorts, filters, and totals. * Create Structured Reference Calculations using formulas and functions within...   More >

  Register online

Sultan Hassan (NMSU): Constraining the astrophysics and cosmology from 21cm tomography using deep learning

Seminar | August 19 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 501B Campbell Hall

 Sultan Hassan, New Mexico State University

 Radio Astronomy Lab

Future Square Kilometre Array (SKA) surveys are expected to generate huge datasets of 21cm maps on cosmological scales from the Epoch of Reionization (EoR). We assess the viability of exploiting machine learning techniques, namely, convolutional neural networks (CNN), to simultaneously estimate the astrophysical and cosmological parameters from 21cm maps from semi-numerical simulations. We...   More >

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

BPM 103 Creating an Inclusive Work Environment

Workshop | August 20 | 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. | #24 University Hall

 Human Resources

This workshop is for UC Berkeley Staff. The content examines the principles of equity and inclusion, emotional intelligence, and managing a multi-generational workforce.

  Register online

Trello Team Project Boards

Course | August 20 | 10-11:30 a.m. |  Virtual Classroom

 Human Resources

This course details the process of leveraging Trello Boards for team or individual project management. Emphasis is placed on the highly-extensible Trello platform interface for defining, assigning, and tracking project elements. Learning Objectives * Understand the conceptual hierarchy of Boards, Lists, Cards, Checklists, and Items. * Create new Boards and define Lists to categorize tasks and...   More >

  Register online

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Dissertation Talk: Unlocking Design Reuse with Hardware Compiler Frameworks

Presentation | August 21 | 10-11 a.m. | 380 Soda Hall

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Emerging applications from the edge to the cloud are constantly increasing demand for energy efficient and performant computation. While specialized hardware can meet these power and performance goals, the high non-reoccurring engineering (NRE) costs of designing, testing, and verifying custom hardware severely hinders its supply. Hardware construction languages such as Chisel enables hardware...   More >

EHS 403 RUA On-Boarding

Course | August 21 | 10:30-11:30 a.m. | 331 University Hall

 IB

 Office of Environment, Health & Safety

Planning for Your Next Career Move

Workshop | August 21 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 24 University Hall

 Human Resources

You have goals for your job, but how about your career? Being ready for your next career move means preparing early. In this workshop, you’ll begin to frame a goal and a plan to build and sustain momentum.

Curator's Talk: Lawrence Rinder on Strange

Presentation | August 21 | 12 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Director and Chief Curator Lawrence Rinder offers an engaging walkthrough of the exhibition, which he organized, exploring the artistic expression of drama and memory, miracles and coincidence, myth and magic, death and the spirit, and inner and outer worlds. Among the widely varied artists he includes are Diane Arbus, William Blake, Bruce Conner, Sylvia Fein, Ynez Johnson, Rene Magritte, and...   More >

The Cut-Off Phenomenon for the Random-Cluster Model

Seminar | August 21 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Insuk Seo, Seoul National University

 Department of Statistics

In this presentation, we consider the random-cluster model which is a generalization of the standard edge percolation model. For the random-cluster model on lattice with periodic boundary condition, we prove that the Glauber dynamics exhibits a phenomenon known as the cut-off, especially for the very subcritical regime for all dimensions. This is a joint work with Shirshendu Ganguly.

Talk Mobility now!

Panel Discussion | August 21 | 6:30-9 p.m. | UC Berkeley Extension (SF Campus at 160 Spear St.), 608-609

 Jose Diaz Salazar, Manager, Innovation Lab San Francisco, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company; Vienna Harvey, Learning Technologist/Vehicle Engineer, Autonomous Systems, Udacity; Dinesh C., Chief Creative Officer, Carvi Inc.

 UC Berkeley Extension

UC Berkeley is thrilled and honored to host the 14th edition of “Talk Mobility Now,” organized by CarVi. If you want to be updated on the latest innovations, meet enthusiasts & like-minded professionals, and share your knowledge about autonomous cars, join us on August 21 at 6:30pm at UC Berkeley Extension San Francisco Center. You will meet with panelists Jose Diaz Salazar, San Francisco...   More >

Thursday, August 22, 2019

Microsoft SharePoint Site Design

Course | August 22 | 10-11:30 a.m. |  Virtual Classroom

 Human Resources

This course details the process of designing new SharePoint Sites and Subsites. Emphasis is placed on App management, security permissions, and content design and formatting. Learning Objectives * Understand the underlying structure and hierarchy of Sites, Subsites, and Apps. * Preview examples of key SharePoint Site templates and baseline features. * Create a new SharePoint Site and define...   More >

  Register online

Curator's Talk: Lisa Sutcliffe on The San Quentin Project

Presentation | August 22 | 12 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Join exhibition curator Lisa Sutcliffe for a walkthrough of The San Quentin Project: Nigel Poor and the Men of San Quentin State Prison, focusing on artist Poor’s evolving collaboration with residents of San Quentin—work that began with mapping exercises in a visual art course and culminated in the critically acclaimed podcast Ear Hustle.

Sutcliffe is Herzfeld Curator of Photography and Media...   More >

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research and Finding a Mentor Workshop

Workshop | August 22 | 2-3 p.m. | Zellerbach Hall, Auditorium

 Leah Carroll, Haas Scholars Program Manager/Advisor, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships; Sean Burns, Director, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research

If you are thinking about getting involved in undergraduate research, this workshop is a great place to start! You will get a broad overview of the research opportunities available to undergraduates on campus, and strategies for connecting with faculty members who can guide you.

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research and Finding a Mentor Workshop

Workshop | August 22 | 3-4 p.m. | Zellerbach Hall, Auditorium

 Leah Carroll, Haas Scholars Program Manager/Advisor, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships; Sean Burns, Director, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research

If you are thinking about getting involved in undergraduate research, this workshop is a great place to start! You will get a broad overview of the research opportunities available to undergraduates on campus, and strategies for connecting with faculty members who can guide you.

Friday, August 23, 2019

Rethinking Constitutive Theories

Seminar | August 23 | 1-2 p.m. | 3110 Etcheverry Hall

 Dr. K. R. Rajagopal, Distinguished Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Texas A&M University

 Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME)

After discussing the rationale and the need for rethinking the development of constitutive relations, both from philosophical and pragmatic viewpoints, to describe the response of both non-linear fluids and solids, I will discuss the development of a new class of constitutive relations and applications wherein they can be gainfully exploited. It will be shown that the new constitutive relations...   More >

Building Your Compass: Exploration for Seasoned Staff

Workshop | August 23 | 1:30-3:30 p.m. | 24 University Hall

 Human Resources

This 4-part series is intended for staff who want to shape the culminating 5-10 years of their careers to leverage their generativity and experience at a life stage when the factors that most enrich their engagement, satisfaction and reward may be shifting. Over 4 sessions, the series will look to the past, present and future to explore the facets of your own particular "compass." Registering...   More >

C-H Bond Aminoalkylation Reaction of 2-Substituted Pyridine derivatives Catalyzed by Group 3 Metal Triamido Complexes

Seminar | August 23 | 2:30-3:30 p.m. | 433 Latimer Hall

 Professor Haruki Nagae, Osaka University

 College of Chemistry

Saturday, August 24, 2019

Black Life: Levi Maxwell

Presentation | August 24 | 4 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Levi Maxwell, a Bay Area–born food justice and youth advocate, explores the impact of African material culture and agrarian knowledge on colonial economies throughout the transatlantic world, and discusses the effect of clothing from local populations along the West and Central African coast on Western cultural identity.

Monday, August 26, 2019

Manager Mastermind Group

Workshop | August 26 | 3-4 p.m. | 24 University Hall

 Shirley Giraldo

 Human Resources

This is a solution-oriented social learning development opportunity where we share strategies on pressing topics of the day, and build community. Please RSVP and submit questions you'd like to ask other managers about in the link provided.

Analysis and PDE Seminar: Skyrmions and stability of degree ±1 harmonic maps from the plane to the two-dimensional sphere

Seminar | August 26 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Thilo Simon, New Jersey Institute of Technology

 Department of Mathematics

Skyrmions are topologically nontrivial patterns in the magnetization of extremely thin ferromagnets. Typically thought of as stabilized by the so-called Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya interaction (DMI), or antisymmetric exchange interaction, arising in such materials, they are of great interest in the physics community due to possible applications in memory devices.

In this talk, I will characterize...   More >

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Cities of Trees

Seminar | August 27 | 9-9:30 a.m. | Barrows Hall, Radio broadcast, ON-AIR ONLY, 90.7 FM KALX

 Mam Suteethorn, PhD, College of Environmental Design; Andrew Saintsing, Department of Integrative Biology

 KALX 90.7 FM

Tune in to The Graduates this Tuesday for an interview with Mam Suteethorn from the College of Environmental Design at UC Berkeley. Mam recently earned her PhD after completing a research project focused on the interactions between people and trees in urban environments.

Mam Suteethorn

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research and Finding a Mentor Workshop

Workshop | August 27 | 10-10:45 a.m. | 160 Kroeber Hall

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

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research

If you are thinking about getting involved in undergraduate research, this workshop is a great place to start! You will get a broad overview of the research opportunities available to undergraduates on campus, and strategies for connecting with faculty members who can guide you.

Berkeley Boosts: Too Close for Comfort? — AI, Cameras, and Privacy with Ken Goldberg, William S. Floyd Jr. Distinguished Chair in Engineering, UC Berkeley

Seminar | August 27 | 10-11 a.m. |  Online Program

 Law, Boalt School of

Berkeley Boosts is a monthly series of free webinars (with MCLE credit) and articles for legal practitioners and organizational leaders. Berkeley Boosts content is carefully curated by the Berkeley Center for Law and Business and Berkeley Law Executive Education to ensure engaging discussions on subjects that matter.

Expose yourself to different viewpoints, gain insights into emerging...   More >

ITIN Drop-Off Event

Workshop | August 27 | 11:10 a.m.-12:10 p.m. | 109 Dwinelle Hall

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Avoid a trip across campus. Attend this event to complete the ITIN application process with Berkeley International Office (BIO) and the Central Payroll Office. This event is for F-1 students who are not eligible for a Social Security Number and are receiving cash-in-hand awards from UC Berkeley.

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research and Finding a Mentor Workshop

Workshop | August 27 | 1-1:45 p.m. | 160 Kroeber Hall

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

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research

If you are thinking about getting involved in undergraduate research, this workshop is a great place to start! You will get a broad overview of the research opportunities available to undergraduates on campus, and strategies for connecting with faculty members who can guide you.

Microsoft Access Database Relationships

Course | August 27 | 1:30-4 p.m. | 239 Campus Shared Services (1608 4th Street, Berkeley)

 Human Resources

This course details the concepts and practices of designing a relational Microsoft Access database. Emphasis is placed on Table normalization strategies, defining multi-table relationships, and understanding the implications and benefits of a relational environment on other database objects such as Queries, Forms, and Reports. Learning Objectives * Understand the purpose and interdependencies of...   More >

  Register online

Student Harmonic Analysis and PDE Seminar (HADES): The method of complex scaling

Seminar | August 27 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Haoren Xiong, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Scattering resonances of Schrödinger operator with a compactly supported potential are defined as the poles of the meromorphic continuation of the resolvent. I will introduce the method of complex scaling which produces a natural family of non-self-adjoint operators whose discrete spectrum consists of resonances. Furthermore, we will see that similar results hold in the case of dilation analytic...   More >

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Computer Health Matters: User Friendly Workstations (BEUHS400)

Workshop | August 28 | 9-10 a.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

 Greg Ryan, Be Well at Work - Ergonomics

 Be Well at Work - Ergonimics

Learn how to set up a user-friendly workstation and practice stretches to help relieve computer-related aches and pains. This workshop is required to qualify for computer ergonomics matching funds.

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Keyboards and Mice: Ergonomic Alternatives (BEUHS401)

Workshop | August 28 | 10:10-11 a.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

 Greg Ryan, Campus Ergonomist, Be well at Work - Ergonomics

 Be Well at Work - Ergonimics

Learn about the ergonomics of keyboards and pointing devices, including appropriate workstation set-up, postures, and techniques for using them. Find out about the keyboards and pointing devices covered by the Computer Ergonomics Matching Funds Program. Enroll online at the UC Learning Center.

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NOW Conference (Next Opportunity at Work) Highlight

Workshop | August 28 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 24 University Hall

 Human Resources

You have goals for your job, but how about your career? Being ready for your next career move means preparing early. In this workshop, you’ll begin to frame a goal and a plan to build and sustain momentum.

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Plant and Microbial Biology Seminar: "CRISPR-guided insights into the physiology and evolution of methanogenic archaea"

Seminar | August 28 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall

 Dipti Nayak, Assistant Professor, UC Berkeley

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

Dipti Nayak, Ph.D. is a new assistant professor in the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology at UC Berkeley. Their research falls at the intersection of microbial physiology and evolution. They received a Ph.D. at Harvard University in the Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology and a Masters from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Stanford.

No MVZ Lunch Seminar

Seminar | August 28 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 VLSB, Grinnell-Miller Library

 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 >

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

Workshop | August 28 | 2-3 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

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

 Office of Undergraduate Research

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

Topology Seminar (Introductory Talk): End invariants of infinite volume hyperbolic 3-manifolds

Seminar | August 28 | 2-3 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 James Farre, Yale University

 Department of Mathematics

I will discuss the structure of the ends of tame hyperbolic 3-manifolds and define the end invariants associated to a hyperbolic structure. I will then state Thurston’s Ending Lamination Conjecture, now a theorem of Minsky and Brock-Canary-Minsky. I will model the geometry of a thick degenerate 3-manifold on a certain metric bundle over a Teichmüller geodesic and hint at connections with the...   More >

Learning from Sparse Data

Seminar | August 28 | 3-4 p.m. | 400 Cory Hall

 Ramya Korlakai Vinayak, UW Seattle

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

In many scientific domains, the number of individuals in the population under study is often very large, however the number of observations available per individual is often very limited (sparse). Limited observations prohibit accurate estimation of parameters of interest for any given individual. In this sparse data regime, the key question is, how accurately can we estimate the distribution of...   More >

Arithmetic Geometry and Number Theory RTG Seminar: RTG Seminar

Seminar | August 28 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 David Zureick-Brown, Emory

 Department of Mathematics

Compositions of some random integral mappings (and a conjecture)

Seminar | August 28 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Zbigniew J. Jurek, University of Wroclaw

 Department of Statistics

In the 1980's, the Lévy class L of self-decomposable distributions was characterized as distributions of some special random integrals.
That led to more general theory applied to other classes of distributions. Random integral mappings (some type of functionals of Lévy processes) are continuous homomorphisms between
convolution sub-semigroups of ID (the semigroup of all infinitely...   More >

Topology Seminar: Infinite volume and bounded cohomology

Seminar | August 28 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 3 Evans Hall

 James Farre, Yale University

 Department of Mathematics

In this talk, I will define bounded cohomology of groups with an emphasis on examples coming from computing the volumes of locally geodesic simplices in hyperbolic manifolds. We will see that the volume class associated to a hyperbolic structure identifies its geometrically infinite end invariants or those of the covering spaces associated to virtual fibers. We will also study the behavior of...   More >

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Econ 235, Financial Economics Seminar: Topic TBA

Seminar | August 29 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | C210 Haas School of Business

 Filippo Mezzanotti, Kellogg School of Management; Northwestern University

 Department of Economics

Joint with Haas Finance Seminar

Oliver E. Williamson Seminar: "Smaller Slices of a Growing Pie: The Effect of Entry in Platform Markets"

Seminar | August 29 | 12-1:30 p.m. | C330 Haas School of Business

 Oren Reshef, PhD Candidate, UC Berkeley

 Department of Economics

The Oliver E. Williamson Seminar on Institutional Analysis, named after our esteemed colleague who founded the seminar, features current research by faculty, from UCB and elsewhere, and by advanced doctoral students. The research investigates governance and its links with economic and political forces. Markets, hierarchies, hybrids, and the supporting institutions of law and politics all come...   More >

BPM 205 Delegation Skills

Workshop | August 29 | 12:30-4:30 p.m. | #24 University Hall

 Human Resources

This workshop is for UC Berkeley Staff. The content covers planning and preparing to delegate a task or project, communicating effectively when delegating, and planning for follow-up to ensure successful task or project completion.

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Trello Team Project Boards

Course | August 29 | 1:30-3 p.m. |  Virtual Classroom

 Human Resources

This course details the process of leveraging Trello Boards for team or individual project management. Emphasis is placed on the highly-extensible Trello platform interface for defining, assigning, and tracking project elements. Learning Objectives * Understand the conceptual hierarchy of Boards, Lists, Cards, Checklists, and Items. * Create new Boards and define Lists to categorize tasks and...   More >

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SLC Language Exchange Program: Become a Polyglot

Workshop | August 29 | 2-3 p.m. | 113 César E. Chávez Student Center

 Student Learning Center

Are you looking to enhance your language skills? Do you want to expand your community at Cal and around the world? The SLC Language Exchange Program introduces you to the linguistic and cultural diversity at Cal. Come learn how you can become a polyglot and discover how we connect hundreds of language enthusiasts all over the world. RSVP at bit.ly/lepinfo-fa19.

Seminar 251, Labor Seminar:

Seminar | August 29 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall | Canceled

 Center for Labor Economics

Pronunciation Tips Workshop

Workshop | August 29 | 2:30-3:30 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Take advantage of this opportunity to learn practical tools for improving your American-English pronunciation! This workshop will be taught by a professional ESL instructor from the English Studies Institute.

Please RSVP here.

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research and Finding a Mentor Workshop

Workshop | August 29 | 3-4 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

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

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research

If you are thinking about getting involved in undergraduate research, this workshop is a great place to start! You will get a broad overview of the research opportunities available to undergraduates on campus, and suggestions on how to find them.

We will also let you know about upcoming deadlines and eligibility requirements for some of...   More >

Teaching Your Own Class as an Undergraduate: the A to Z of Proposing a DeCal

Workshop | August 29 | 4-5 p.m. | 201A César E. Chávez Student Center

 Student Learning Center

Interested in leading your own class and adding to Cal’s curriculum? This informational workshop covers the process of proposing your own DeCal, from identifying a faculty sponsor to getting your course approved. "RSVP at bit.ly/regis-igs."

Printing Nanoscale Things: Metals, Oxides, and Quantum Dots: Special Nano/Bio Seminar

Seminar | August 29 | 4-5 p.m. | 177 Stanley Hall

 Prof. Yeon Sik Jung, KAIST, Materials Science & Engineering

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

This talk will introduce deep-nanoscale fabrication technologies based on synergic combinations of self-assembly, photolithography, and transfer-printing applicable to a variety of material systems including polymers, oxides, metals, quantum nanostructures for high-performance sensors, photovoltaics, and displays.

In particular, this talk will report on our recent innovation: highly precise...   More >

Exploring Gender Bias in Word Embedding

Workshop | August 29 | 5-7 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Newton room (730)

 Data Sciences

In this one and a half hours workshop, we will explore bias in a word embedding - a widespread building block of many machine learning models that work with natural languages. The workshop is designed for a diverse audience: from without any background in machine learning or programming to data science practitioners - no technical background is required!

Draper Dragon Fund and Draper University Ventures Investor Panel

Panel Discussion | August 29 | 6:30-9 p.m. | 360 Lab San Francisco, 5th Floor

 274 Brannan St, San Francisco, CA 94107

 Robert Li, Investor, Draper Dragon Fund; Juan Acosta, Director, Draper University

 Matt McGee, Business Strategy & Development, Sturfee

 UC Berkeley Extension, 360 Lab San Francisco, Sturfee, 51VR, EPIC

UC Berkeley Extension is thrilled to sponsor a great panel organized by Anna Cho and her team next August 29 at 360 Lab San Francisco at 6:30pm! You will meet with Robert Li, Investor - Draper Dragon Fund, Juan Acosta, Investor, Draper University Ventures; Director, Draper University and Matt McGee (moderator), Business Strategy & Development - Sturfee Inc.

Friday, August 30, 2019

SLC Language Exchange Program: Become a Polyglot

Workshop | August 30 | 1-2 p.m. | 113 César E. Chávez Student Center

 Student Learning Center

Are you looking to enhance your language skills? Do you want to expand your community at Cal and around the world? The SLC Language Exchange Program introduces you to the linguistic and cultural diversity at Cal. Come learn how you can become a polyglot and discover how we connect hundreds of language enthusiasts all over the world. RSVP at bit.ly/lepinfo-fa19.

Building Your Compass: Exploration for Seasoned Staff

Workshop | August 30 | 1:30-3:30 p.m. | 24 University Hall

 Human Resources

This 4-part series is intended for staff who want to shape the culminating 5-10 years of their careers to leverage their generativity and experience at a life stage when the factors that most enrich their engagement, satisfaction and reward may be shifting. Over 4 sessions, the series will look to the past, present and future to explore the facets of your own particular "compass." Registering...   More >

Sculpting Photocatalysts on the Nano Scale: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | August 30 | 2-3 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Lilac Amirav, Technion University, Chemistry

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

The solar-driven photocatalytic splitting of water into hydrogen and oxygen is a potential source of clean and renewable fuels. However, four decades of global research have proven this multi-step reaction to be highly challenging. The design of effective artificial photocatalytic systems will depend on our ability to correlate the photocatalyst structure,
composition, and morphology with its...   More >

Student Probability/PDE Seminar: KPZ Universality and Determinantal Processes I

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

 Fraydoun Rezakhanlou, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Kardar-Parisi-Zhang (KPZ) universality has been rigorously verified for a number of exactly solvable models such as Hammersley-Aldous-Diaconis and exclusion processes. A key ingredient for this verification is a determinantal type representation for the correlation function. In these lectures I give an overview of the existing results and present a direct and simple proof of the determinantal...   More >

Student Arithmetic Geometry Seminar: Iterated Integrals and Unipotent Connections

Seminar | August 30 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 David Corwin, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Line integrals of differential one-forms define functions on the path space, and these functions are homotopy invariant if the form is closed. They thus define functions on the fundamental group, which in fact factor through its abelianization, the first homology. Iterated integrals are a way of defining integrals that detect non-abelian quotients of the fundamental group. We will explain how...   More >

Saturday, August 31, 2019

Ceramic Copalera Making Workshop: with Ernesto Hernandez Olmos

Workshop | August 31 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. |  Hearst Museum of Anthropology | Canceled

 Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

In this hands-on workshop, participants will learn about and create their own traditional incense burner, or copalera.

A copalera, or popochcometl, is traditionally used for ceremonial cleansing by healers, Aztec dancers, and at traditional ceremonies like Day of the Dead and more. Each participant will have the opportunity to intricately craft their own copalera out of clay under personalized...   More >

 No children under 14

$150

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