<< September 2019 >>

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

AI for Science Town Hall

Meeting | September 11 – 12, 2019 every day |  Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

 Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

The DOE National Laboratories are convening four town hall meetings aimed at collecting community input on the opportunities and challenges facing the scientific community in the era of convergence of High Performance Computing (HPC) and artificial intelligence (AI) technologies and the expected integration of large-scale simulation, advanced data analysis, data driven predictive modeling,...   More >

ImageXD 2019

Conference/Symposium | September 11 – 13, 2019 every day | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | 190 Doe Library

 Berkeley Institute for Data Science

BIDS ImageXD (Images Across Domains) aims to 1) Foster a cross-disciplinary community of image processing experts from academia, research, and industry; 2) Develop a shared understanding of each other’s use of image processing data, algorithms, and software; and 3) Help our community share knowledge ...   More >

Transcribing Japanese Cursive Texts from the Edo Period

Workshop | September 11 | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, Academic Innovation Studio, Room 117 (Level D)

 Ryo Akama, Art Research Center (ARC), Ritsumekan University

 Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Ritsumeikan University, Department of East Asian Languages & Cultures, East Asian Library

On the Digital Archive and Its Uses for Japanese Humanities: 2019 Collaborative Workshop by the Art Research Center of Ritsumeikan University and the University of California, Berkeley
Instructor (speaker): Ryo Akama

10:00am -12:00pm: Workshop "Transcribing Japanese Cursive Texts from the Edo Period" [registration required]

CLOSED Required for morning workshop

  Register  by September 6.

Combinatorics Reading Seminar: Longest Increasing Subsequences and Oscillating Tableaux II

Seminar | September 11 | 11:10 a.m.-12:10 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Jeremy Meza, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

We will start with a quick primer on the RSK correspondence and Berele insertion. This will lead us into longest increasing subsequences of permutations and analogous statistics on oscillating tableaux. We will discuss computational methods, explicit formulas, and if time permits, asymptotics. This is meant to be an introductory talk to set ourselves up for future topics. (Part II of the talk)

Diversity and Inclusion Focus Group: Bias in Letters of Recommendation

Meeting | September 11 | 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 775B Tan Hall

 College of Chemistry

One of the initiatives that stemmed from the results of our academic climate survey is the Diversity and Inclusion Focus Group (DIFG) series. These College of Chemistry-wide focus groups aim to provide a structured, recurring, neutral space for members of the CoC community to:

- regularly explore and engage in challenging conversations about a variety of topics that have been identified as...   More >

Professional Program in Graphic Design Online Information Session

Information Session | September 11 | 12-12:30 p.m. |  Online

 UC Berkeley Extension

UC Berkeley Extension's Professional Program in Graphic Design offers a study of design principles and an appreciation of historical and current trends. Find out how you can learn from industry professionals to build a portfolio and advance in the field.

  Register online

Post-Baccalaureate Health Professions Program Online Information Session

Information Session | September 11 | 12-1 p.m. |  Online | Note change in date

 UC Berkeley Extension

Gain academic preparation in the sciences along with one-on-one advising to enhance your application to medical, dental or veterinary school, as well as to advanced degree programs in medical- and health-related fields.

  Register online

Dramatic Scena for Voice and Piano: Noon Concert Series

Performing Arts - Music | September 11 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

Baroque Ensemble Director Christine Brandes (soprano), Associate Professor of Musicology Nicholas Mathew (piano), and 2019 Baroque Ensemble co-Director Carla Moore perform a A fun and varied program of late eighteenth-century vocal and instrumental music, performed with the department's world famous collection of period instruments -- including Haydn's Italian scena Arianna a Naxos, keyboard...   More >

MVZ LUNCH SEMINAR - Speaker TBA: Title TBA

Seminar | September 11 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 VLSB, Grinnell-Miller Library

 TBA

 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 >

EECS Career Fair

Career Fair | September 11 | 12-4 p.m. | Recreational Sports Facility, RSF Field House Gym

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

This event is co-sponsored by HKN & UPE and organized in collaboration with the EECS department.

If you're an EECS or CS student or have skills suitable to technical and computer science related positions, this is the fair for you! Recruiters will talk with you about full-time and summer job opportunities. Employers range from large household-name companies like Google, Apple, Facebook and...   More >

A General Mortality Model and Moving Verbal Autopsy from Research to Routine Use: A Demography Brown Bag Talk

Colloquium | September 11 | 12-1 p.m. | 2232 Piedmont, Seminar Room

 Samuel J. Clark, Professor, Sociology, Ohio State

 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.

CITRIS Research Exchange - Jutta Williams

Seminar | September 11 | 12-1 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium, 310

 CITRIS and the Banatao Institute

"Why are there brakes on a car?"

About the Talk:

Drawing from examples from a career in regulated industries like operational healthcare, finance and government, this talk will focus on how controls, discipline, and boundaries in tech aren't just good for privacy and security - they can actually help us move fast.

About the Speaker:

Ms. Williams is a Senior technical program manager...   More >

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Plant and Microbial Biology Seminar: "Tapping cyanobacterial potential as an alternative carbohydrate feedstock: design of modular, light-driven microbial consortia"

Seminar | September 11 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall

 Daniel Ducat, Assistant Professor, Michigan State University

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

Daniel Ducat is an assistant professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. His lab is interested in using engineering and synthetic approaches to examine the biology and biotechnological application of these intriguing bacteria. He earned his Ph.D. in Molecular and Cell Biology at Johns Hopkins University.

Visualizing the Complexity of Past and Future Shoreline and Near-Shore Environments over Time: Examples from Australia, Vietnam, and California

Lecture | September 11 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Thomas G. Whitley, Associate Professor, Anthropology, Sonoma State University

 Archaeological Research Facility

By incorporating dynamic geomorphological processes into the environmental modeling it becomes possible to provide much more accurate depictions of the inundation and retreat of shorelines over time, their hydrodynamics, and the evolution of shoreline and near-shore ecosystems. Presented here are some examples of this approach using highly diverse datasets from Australia, Vietnam, and California.

Mutualism and machines: theory and software for genome analysis: Bioengineering Department Seminar, Professor Ian Holmes

Seminar | September 11 | 12-1 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Ian Holmes, Associate Professor, Bioengineering, UC Berkeley

 Bioengineering (BioE)

My lab develops software for genome informatics, from basic algorithms to user-friendly web tools. I’ll talk about how our genome browser design is influenced by Engeström's social object theory, a virtual sense of place, and prototyping ideas from the game industry.

Residential Segregation and its Effects on Intergroup Cognition

Colloquium | September 11 | 12:10-1:15 p.m. | 1104 Berkeley Way West

 Arianne Eason, Assistant Professor, UC Berkeley, Psychology

 Institute of Personality and Social Research

In the U.S. today, racial segregation remains rampant in neighborhoods, schools, and even the workplace. Given the persistent inequity in terms of both race and social class in the U.S., my research utilizes perspectives from developmental, social, and cultural psychology to examine how features of our social and cultural contexts (e.g., racially segregated neighborhoods and classrooms) influence...   More >

Seminar 251, Labor Seminar: "Percent Plans and the Return to Postsecondary Selectivity"

Seminar | September 11 | 1-2:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall | Note change in date and time

 Zachary Bleemer, UCB

 Center for Labor Economics

Model Theory Seminar: An approach to the decidability of mixed characteristic valued fields

Seminar | September 11 | 2:20-3:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall | Note change in time

 Konstantinos Kartas, University of Oxford

 Department of Mathematics

After quickly reviewing the basics of valued fields, I will focus on a particular technique. This technique roughly reduces the decidability of a henselian mixed characteristic valued field to the decidability of its residue rings. A proof of this result will be presented, some applications and possible future directions.

Weekly Coffee Break

Social Event | August 28 – December 11, 2019 every Wednesday | 3-4 p.m. |  Windmill Coffee House

 2131 Durant, Berkeley, CA 94704

 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 advisers. All UC Berkeley students are invited. Students are free to talk about anything, but we'll also...   More >

Where Is the Friend’s Home?: In Focus: Abbas Kiarostami

Film - Series | September 11 | 3:10 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Marilyn Fabe

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Post-screeing lecture by Marilyn Fabe.
Marilyn Fabe is the author of Closely Watched Films and was the longtime teacher of the popular BAMPFA lecture/screening series Film 50: History of Cinema.

Inspired by a poem by Iranian philosopher Sohrab Sepehri, Where Is the Friend’s Home? is a beautiful picture of the life of a child in a northern Iranian village—a child for whom an afternoon becomes...   More >

Gambler's ruin in three dimensions.

Seminar | September 11 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Persi Diaconis, Stanford University

 Department of Statistics

Picture three gamblers with initial capital x(A), x(B), x(C) summing to N. Each time a pair of gamblers is chosen uniformly and they flip a fair coin. Consider the first time one of them hits zero.
How are the fortunes of the other two distributed and how does this depend on how they start?
Approximations (upper and lower bounds with reasonable constants) are derived for parallel problems on...   More >

Gilman Scholarship Application Workshop

Workshop | September 11 | 3:30-5 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Stephens Lounge

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Are you a Pell Grant recipient and U.S. citizen who is planning to study and/or intern abroad? Attend the Gilman Scholarship Application Workshop and learn about the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, a federal scholarship which funds up to $5,000 towards a study abroad experience.

Peter Frazier — Grey-box Bayesian Optimization

Seminar | September 11 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 1174 Etcheverry Hall

 Peter Frazier, Cornell University

 Industrial Engineering & Operations Research

Abstract: Bayesian optimization is a powerful tool for optimizing time-consuming-to-evaluate non-convex derivative-free objective functions.  While BayesOpt has historically been deployed as a black-box optimizer, recent advances show considerable gains by "peeking inside the box".  For example, when tuning hyperparameters in deep neural networks to minimize validation error, state-of-the-art...   More >

Number Theory Learning Seminar: Moments determining a distribution and class group counting as field counting

Seminar | September 11 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Thomas Browning, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

EECS Colloquium: Negative Capacitance and Its Potential Use for Next Generation Computing Technology

Colloquium | September 11 | 4-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, 306 (HP Auditorium)

 Sayeef Salahuddin, Berkeley EECS

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Power constraint has become a critical challenge for computing, restricting the rate at which data can be processed. The physics of ordered and correlated systems allow for fundamental improvement of the energy efficiency in this regard, going beyond what is possible with conventional materials in today’s computing hardware. One such example is the the ferroelectric materials...   More >

RTMP Seminar: Holonomy invariants from quantum groups

Seminar | September 11 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Calvin McPhail-Snyder, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Geometric information about a topological space $X$ can be described by a conjugacy class of representations of its fundamental group into a Lie group $G$, or equivalently by a gauge class of flat $\mathfrak g$-connections. In this talk I will discuss how to construct invariants of such spaces using quantum topology techniques, focusing in particular on $U_q(\mathfrak {sl}_2)$ at a root of unity....   More >

What do we know about how to make good predictions?: Neyman Seminar

Seminar | September 11 | 4-5 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Danny Hernandez, OpenAI

 Department of Statistics

Everyone makes bets. Scientists bet years of their lives on research agendas, CEO’s bet billions of dollars on new products, and world leaders bet our welfare through their policies. Their decisions often hinge on implicit judgement based predictions about relatively one-off events rather than on data. We’ll review the most promising existing techniques for improving one’s predictions. I’ll...   More >

Fung Institute presents: Engineering Leadership Speaking Series

Lecture | September 4 – November 20, 2019 every Wednesday with exceptions | 4-5:30 p.m. | 310 Sutardja Dai Hall

 Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership

Join UC Berkeley Master of Engineering students for an executive speaker series with leaders from different technology industries. The technology industry forms a vital part of the Northern California economy and these sessions provide an opportunity to deepen your understanding and connections. Engage with innovative leaders from top companies, deepen your industry and functional knowledge and...   More >

Digital Archiving for Intangible Arts: Reproducing Past Kabuki Stages and Performances of Great Actors

Colloquium | September 11 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Ryo Akama, Art Research Center (ARC), Ritsumekan University

 Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Ritsumeikan University, Department of East Asian Languages & Cultures, East Asian Library

Digital archives are changing the methods of studying arts and cultures. While tangible culture seems relatively easy to archive digitally, intangible culture is still difficult and it may seem impossible to reproduce the stage performances in the past.

Chemicals from Renewable Carbon Sources

Colloquium | September 11 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall

 Dr. Ning Yan, National University of Singapore

 Department of Chemical Engineering

Future society will increasing rely on renewable resources for fuels, chemicals and nutrients.Biomass offers a wide range of starting materials for value-added chemicals and fuels,however, components in biomass feedstock bristle with functional groups, reducing their stability to withstand high temperatures usually used to process petrochemicals.

Seminar 208, Microeconomic Theory (Departmental Seminar): "Fairness and efficiency for probabilistic allocations with endowments"

Seminar | September 11 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Federico Echenique, California Institute of Technology

 Department of Economics

Meraki Info-Session: Intro to React Workshop

Information Session | September 11 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Meraki is looking for smart, curious engineers. As a member of our engineering department, you have the opportunity to work on projects across any number of our teams. Meraki is the ideal place to develop your career. We place a special emphasis on continuouslearning, and we foster an environment where you can easily switch teams based on your interests.

Want to learn more and participate in...   More >

Why Cannabis? Why CBD? Why Now?

Lecture | September 11 | 6-7:30 p.m. |  Hearst Museum of Anthropology

 Dr. Josh Meisel, Humboldt State University; Martin A. Lee, Project CBD

 Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology, Botanical Garden

This talk will examine the factors contributing to the current pro-cannabis cultural shift and the surge of interest in CBD.

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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.

Annual Holloway Faculty Reading

Reading - Literary | September 11 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, 315, Maude Fife room

 Eric Falci, Professor, Berkeley English; Cecil Giscombe, Professor, Berkeley English; Lyn Hejinian, John F. Hotchkis Professor of English, Berkeley English; Geoffrey G. O’Brien, Professor, Berkeley English; John Shoptaw, Continuing Lecturer, Berkeley English

 Department of English

Faculty poets of the U. C. Berkeley English Department (Eric Falci, Cecil Giscombe, Lyn Hejinian, Geoffrey G. O’Brien, and John Shoptaw) will read from their work on Wednesday, 11 September, at 6:30 pm in the Maude Fife Room (Wheeler Hall 315). Volumes by all the poets will be available for purchase, thanks to Moe’s Books.

TDPS Auditions for Berkeley Dance Project

Performing Arts - Dance | September 11 | 6:30-9 p.m. |  Bancroft Studio (2401 Bancroft)

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

The UC Berkeley Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies will hold open auditions for its Spring 2020 dance concert, Berkeley Dance Project. Auditions are open to all current UC Berkeley students, and advance registration is not required. Performances will take place Feb. 20–22 and Feb. 27–29, 2020.

Apple Tech Talk: The Future of Computer Engineering

Information Session | September 11 | 7-8 p.m. | Bechtel Engineering Center, Sibley Auditorium

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Meet Dave Conroy
-Apple Engineering Fellow, Hardware Technology

The Future of Computer Engineering
With more than 40 years of computer industry experience, Dave Conroy views the pending shift in how we scale technologies as an exciting opportunity to spur the next wave of innovation in fundamental technologies and systems architecture.

Surrealistic Animations by Stacey Steers

Film - Animated | September 11 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Stacey Steers’s handmade, hypnotic collage animations draw on a wide range of materials, including nineteenth-century prints, Eadweard Muybridge’s 1887 motion studies, and silent cinema footage, particularly images of Lillian Gish and Janet Gaynor. The resulting narratives are dreamlike and mysterious, while exploring the subterranean depths of women’s inner experience. For the late filmmaker...   More >

Thursday, September 12, 2019

AI for Science Town Hall

Meeting | September 11 – 12, 2019 every day |  Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

 Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

The DOE National Laboratories are convening four town hall meetings aimed at collecting community input on the opportunities and challenges facing the scientific community in the era of convergence of High Performance Computing (HPC) and artificial intelligence (AI) technologies and the expected integration of large-scale simulation, advanced data analysis, data driven predictive modeling,...   More >

ImageXD 2019

Conference/Symposium | September 11 – 13, 2019 every day | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | 190 Doe Library

 Berkeley Institute for Data Science

BIDS ImageXD (Images Across Domains) aims to 1) Foster a cross-disciplinary community of image processing experts from academia, research, and industry; 2) Develop a shared understanding of each other’s use of image processing data, algorithms, and software; and 3) Help our community share knowledge ...   More >

International Spouse & Partner Welcome Reception

Social Event | September 12 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | YWCA, Auditorium

 2600 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Join us at the International Spouse & Partner Reception to connect with fellow international spouses and families, campus and community resources, and learn more about J-2 work authorization! This event is co-hosted by the Berkeley International Office and the YWCA. Children are welcome! Light refreshments will be served.

Please register here.

UCDC Info Session: Spring 2020 application deadline, September 19, 2019

Information Session | September 12 | 10-11 a.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Mary Crabb, UCDC

 The UC Berkeley Washington Program

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

EHS 403 RUA On-Boarding

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

 JH

 Office of Environment, Health & Safety

Applied Math Seminar: Diabatic Surface Hopping, Marcus Rate and Ehrenfest dynamics

Seminar | September 12 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Di Fang, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Surface hopping algorithms are popular tools to study dynamics of the quantum-classical mixed systems. In this talk, we will present a surface hopping algorithm in diabatic representations, in the view point of time dependent perturbation theory and semiclassical analysis. The algorithm is validated numerically in both weak coupling and avoided crossing regimes. We then discuss some recent...   More >

Certificate Program in Business Administration Online Information Session

Information Session | September 12 | 11-11:30 a.m. |  Online

 Heather Liston

 UC Berkeley Extension

Business administration is a broad field that incorporates many types of management positions. From major corporations to independent businesses, every company needs skilled administrators in order to succeed and meet its goals. Learn how this certificate can help you change your career into the business world, advance in your current position or prepare you to pursue an M.B.A.

  Register online

3-Manifold Seminar: Residual Properties of Groups

Seminar | September 12 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Nic Brody, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

A group is said to be residually finite if every nontrivial element can be distinguished from the identity in a finite quotient. We introduce the notion of an (alpha, kappa)-residual group, for alpha an ordinal and kappa a cardinal. The ordinal generalization allows one, for example, to measure the degree to which a given group fails to be residually finite in a more refined manner. The cardinal...   More >

Econ 235, Financial Economics Seminar: Topic TBA

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

 Xavier Jaravel, London School of Economics and Political Science

 Department of Economics

Joint with Haas Finance Seminar

Faculty Conversations on Design for Democracy

Panel Discussion | September 12 | 12 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

UC Berkeley faculty join in a discussion of design and democracy.

Seminar 271, Development, Joint with OEW: Stigma in Social Learning: Theory, Evidence and Policy

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

 Arun Chandrasekhar

 Department of Economics

*Please note change in time/location seminar due to joint event.

EECS Internship Fair

Career Fair | September 12 | 12-4 p.m. | Recreational Sports Facility, RSF Field House Gym

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

This event is co-sponsored by HKN & UPE and organized in collaboration with the EECS department.

If you're a returning EECS or CS student or have skills suitable to technical and computer science related internships, this is the fair for you! Recruiters will talk with you about full-time and summer job opportunities. Employers range from large household-name companies like Adobe, Amazon,...   More >

Oliver E. Williamson Seminar Joint with Development Seminar

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

 Arun Chandrasekhar, Assistant Professor, Stanford

 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 >

US, UK, EU: Brexit, Trump, Foreign Policy and Transatlantic Relations

Lecture | September 12 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 David Whineray, Visiting Scholar, Center for British Studies, UC Berkeley

 Institute of European Studies, Center for British Studies, Anglo-American Studies Program

Major geopolitical changes are taking place within Europe, and between the United States and Europe. Brexit is the biggest geopolitical shift in Europe since the fall of the Berlin Wall. After 50 years of European integration—championed by successive US administrations—the UK’s exit from the EU is the first time a country has left the union. At the same time, European-US relations have become...   More >

Mindful Awareness: Guided Meditation

Miscellaneous | August 29 – November 21, 2019 every Thursday | 12-1 p.m. | 5400 Berkeley Way West

 Jeffrey Oxendine

 Institute of Personality and Social Research

Focus the mind. Foster creativity, resilience, and well-being. These meetings are free and open to faculty, staff, and students.

Faculty Conversations on Design for Democracy

Lecture | September 12 | 12-1:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Arts + Design

Faculty of UC Berkeley

UC Berkeley faculty join in a discussion of design and democracy.

For more information and updates, visit artsdesign.berkeley.edu.

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Arts + Design Thursdays @ BAMPFA is made possible thanks to support from the Big Ideas Courses Program in the College of Letters & Science at UC Berkeley and from...   More >

Professional Program in User Experience (UX) Design Online Information Session

Information Session | September 12 | 12-12:30 p.m. |  Online

 UC Berkeley Extension

UC Berkeley Extension's Professional Program in User Experience Design gives you the training and knowledge you need to develop a portfolio to prepare to enter the field of UX design. Our instructors are experienced designers who bring real-world case studies and challenges to illuminate the theory behind UX. Find out how you can benefit from this curriculum and advance in the field.

 Free. Register online

Alinka Gearon: Voices of trafficked youth: critique of child trafficking policy and practice

Lecture | September 12 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Haviland Hall, Haviland Commons

 Alinka Gearon, Department of Social and Policy Sciences, University of Bath

 Social Welfare, School of

Alinka Gearon is an Associate Professor in Social Work at the University of Bath, specializing in child trafficking and child protection social work. She holds a PhD in Social Work with considerable front-line practice experience working with children, abuse and exploitation. Her research explores children’s worlds, child protection and children’s rights. Her recent publication: Child...   More >

BPM 107 ADA and FMLA

Workshop | September 12 | 1-4:30 p.m. | #24 University Hall

 Human Resources

This workshop is for UC Berkeley Staff. The content explains the laws, eligibility requirements, and rights and responsibilities related to ADA/FMLA.

  Register online

Docent-led tour

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

 Botanical Garden

Join us for a free, docent-led tour of the Garden as we explore interesting plants from around the world, learn about the vast diversity in the collection, and see what is currently in bloom. Meet at the Entry Plaza.

Free with Garden admission. Advanced registration not required

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research and Finding a Mentor Workshop

Workshop | September 12 | 2-3 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 >

TDPS Auditions for the Fall Choreography Showcase

Performing Arts - Dance | September 12 | 2:10-4 p.m. |  Bancroft Studio (2401 Bancroft)

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

The Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies will hold open auditions for its Fall Choreography Showcase. All currently enrolled UC Berkeley students are eligible to audition, and advance sign-up is not required.

Imaging the Molecular Pathology of Alzheimer’s Disease

Seminar | September 12 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

 William Jagust, University of Calfornia, Berkeley

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

ESPM Seminar Series, Fall 2019: Michael Davidson

Seminar | September 12 | 3:30 p.m. | 132 Mulford Hall

 Michael Davidson

 Dept. of Environmental Science, Policy, and Mgmt. (ESPM)

Michael Davidson, Assistant Professor at the UC San Diego School of Global Policy & Strategy, will present: "Eliminating Wasted Wind Energy in China: The Good, the Bad, and the (Ugly) Markets." Coffee will be available before the talk at 2:30PM in 139 Mulford; meet the speaker after the talk in 139 Mulford Hall.

CRG Thursday Forum Series: Book Talk: Fearing the Black Body

Panel Discussion | September 12 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 691 Barrows Hall

 Sabrina Strings, Assistant Professor of Sociology, UC Irvine

 Savala Trepczynksi, Executive Director, Thelton E. Henderson Center for Social Justice

 Center for Race and Gender, Thelton E. Henderson Center for Social Justice

Join us for the first CRG Thursday Forum as author Sabrina Strings of UC Irvine discusses her new book, Fearing the Black Body: The Racial Origins of Fat Phobia, with the Henderson Center’s Savala Trepczynski.

Event co-sponsored by the Thelton E. Henderson for Social Justice at Berkeley Law.

CRG Thursday Forums are open to the public and the location is wheelchair accessible. Light...   More >

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Seminar 242, Econometrics: Reading Group Meeting

Seminar | September 12 | 4-5 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Department of Economics

Information Overload and the "Illusion of Knowing": Studying for Mastery in the Social Sciences

Workshop | September 12 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 151 César E. Chávez Student Center

 Student Learning Center

Does your studying mainly involve memorizing facts? Do you forget most of what you've learned once the semester ends? Are you ready to move from memorization to mastery of course concepts? Attend our workshop on MARGE, where we discuss how learning works and how you can customize your studying to maximize your capacity to retain, analyze and generate knowledge. RSVP here: bit.ly/SoSciWorkshop

Mathematics Department Colloquium: Quantum Geometric Representation Theory

Colloquium | September 12 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Mina Aganagic, University of California-Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Representation theory and quantum (enumerative) geometry are two areas of mathematics with physics origins. Quantum Geometric Representation Theory is a new field which has begun to emerge at their intersection, and which also has roots in physics. To illustrate its potential, I will describe two applications of it to old problems in knot theory and integrable lattice models. This talk is based...   More >

Politics and Poetry: a Reading and Conversation with Robert Hass

Lecture | September 12 | 4:30-6 p.m. |  Faculty Club

 Robert Hass

 Department of English

Professor of the Graduate School Robert Hass reflects on his experience with the way the politics with which we live enters his poetry and that of his contemporaries.

Will North Korea denuclearize?: Big Deal, Small Deal, or More of the Same?

Colloquium | September 12 | 4:30-6 p.m. | Doe Library, Room 180

 Sung Joo Han, Professor Emeritus, Korea University

 Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Center for Korean Studies (CKS), The Asia Foundation, Institute of International Studies

Summary:

After the failure of Hanoi U.S.-North Korea summit held in February this year, the impasse between the two countries seemed irreversible. Washington wanted a “big deal” on North Korean nuclear weapons; Pyongyang insisted on a “small deal” first.

President Trump said after the break-up that North Korea wanted too much (“complete lifting” of sanctions) and offered too little (only...   More >

CAL STAPH Info Session: Learn about Public Health Volunteer Opportunities and Pizza

Orientation | September 12 | 4:30-5:30 p.m. | 5400 Berkeley Way West

 Ben Iwaszewicz, CAL STPAH

 Public Health, School of

Cal Student Assistance for Public Health (Cal STAPH) is an official student group at UC Berkeley that provides training and response opportunities to public health graduate students by assisting state and local health departments in California during outbreaks and other public health emergencies.

The mission of Cal STAPH is to train and deploy students to assist state and local health agencies...   More >

Kancha Ilaiah Shepherd | Caste in the Age of Modi

Lecture | September 12 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Kancha Ilaiah Shepherd, Political Theorist, Writer, & Activist for Dalit Rights

 Robert Goldman, Professor of Sanskrit and Catherine and William L. Magistretti Distinguished Professor in South & Southeast Asian Studies

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Ambedkar-King Study Circle

Talk by Indian political theorist, writer and activist for Dalit rights, Dr. Kancha Ilaiah Shepherd.

Playing the Part: Masks and the Performance of Identity in Iron Age Cyprus

Lecture | September 12 | 5-7 p.m. | Graduate Theological Union, Center for the Arts & Religion, Doug Adams Gallery

 2465 LeConte Ave, Berkeley, CA

 Dr. Erin Walcek Averett, Associate Professor, Archaeology, Creighton University

 Center for the Graduate Theological Union Arts & Religion, Bade Museum of Biblical Archaeology, Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion

This talk reevaluates the evidence for masking rituals in Late Bronze Age and Iron Age Cyprus through close analysis of archaeological contexts to reconstruct masked performances.

Filled with Meaning: Why Do the Contents of Buddhist Statues Matter?

Colloquium | September 12 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 James Robson, Harvard University

 Center for Buddhist Studies

Scholars have recently come to realize that religious statues throughout Asia have hidden cavities that are filled with various objects inserted during a consecration ritual. This talk explores the hidden world of these statues through a discussion of a large collection of (primarily) Buddhist statues from China, Korea, and Japan. The statues discussed in this talk contain a niche carved into...   More >

Dark Humanisms | Surplus Visuality with Rizvana Bradley Lecture

Lecture | September 12 | 5-7 p.m. | Doe Library, Room 308A/Art History Slide Library

 Rizvana Bradley, Yale University

 Arts Research Center

Dark Humanisms | Surplus Visuality
Rizvana Bradley
Professor of History of Art and African American Studies, Yale University
Thursday, September 12, 2019
5:00-7:00pm
308A Doe Library, Art History Slide Library

This talk explores the way visual art archives generate surplus material that work to both construct and interrogate an image of the human.

Rizvana Bradley

La Raza Law Journal Open House

Meeting | September 12 | 5:30-7 p.m. | 12 The Law Building

 La Raza Law Journal

Jounr the La Raza Law Journal at our annual open house!

Yelp Tech Talk: Data Mesh at Yelp, An Evolution of Our Connector Ecosystem

Information Session | September 12 | 6-7 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Speaker: Steven M, Yelp Engineer.

Yelp has operated our connector ecosystem to feed vital data to domain-specific teams and data stores. We share some of our learning and experiences on operating such system. We will touch on what is the next phase of the system evolution.

We're providing dinner from Ike's Love & Sandwiches. RSVP here: https://www.facebook.com/events/523899715036166/

If...   More >

Big Ideas Information Session

Information Session | September 12 | 6-7:30 p.m. | B100 Blum Hall

 The Big Ideas Contest

Attend the first info session to learn about the contest requirements, get feedback on your idea, and network with fellow innovators. In addition, come hear from previous Big Ideas winner and team lead, Matt Turlock of Kaloum Bankhi (2019 winner), share his Big Ideas experience and how it helped shape him as a social innovator.

Free Outdoor Screening: This Ain’t No Mouse Music!

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Longtime Les Blank collaborators Maureen Gosling and Chris Simon codirected this loving musical tribute to Bay Area legend Chris Strachwitz, the founder of folk/roots/blues label Arhoolie Records, which has brought to the forefront such artists as Clifton Chenier, Flaco Jimenez, Lightnin’ Hopkins, and many more. “In This Ain’t No Mouse Music!, their vivid portrait of an obsessive sonic sleuth,...   More >

The Exiles: Urban Dis/location

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Set in the shadows of a 1950s Los Angeles that has all but disappeared, Kent MacKenzie’s hybrid feature The Exiles follows a group of American Indian friends over the course of a typical Friday night. Featuring themes of urban decay and intimate betrayals, the film is a gritty portrayal of the consequences of the federal Indian policy of urban relocation and one community’s determination to...   More >

East Bay Science Cafe - the Humble Spud: The potato’s wonderful history and future feeding the world

Presentation | September 12 | 7-8:30 p.m. |  Cafe Leila

 1724 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley, CA 94702

 Christine Hastorf, Department of Anthropology

 Science@Cal

Potatoes are often invisible one one’s plate. Not considered an exotic, it has been a food you can rely on to soothe your soul and stomach. Many have claimed its origin, due to its capacity to keep people alive in so many diverse environments. But its origin history begins 10,000 years ago in highland South America. While introducing the science of the potato and its complexities of...   More >

Diversity of wild potatoes

Friday, September 13, 2019

Composition Colloquium: workshop CNMAT users group (CUG)

Colloquium | September 13 |  CNMAT (1750 Arch St.)

 Department of Music

CNMAT users group (CUG), main room users, rear studio users, hardware and media labs users

Artificial Intelligence Unlocked

Deadline | September 13 – 15, 2019 every day | 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. |  The Law Building

 Berkeley Law Executive Education, Berkeley Center for Law and Technology

Artificial Intelligence (AI) Unlocked is a three-day executive academy consisting of lectures, panel discussions, and guest presentations from the industry’s foremost educators and leaders. The program is presented by Berkeley Law Executive Education and the Berkeley Center for Law & Technology.

Join us and earn a certificate in AI from UC Berkeley!

ImageXD 2019

Conference/Symposium | September 11 – 13, 2019 every day | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | 190 Doe Library

 Berkeley Institute for Data Science

BIDS ImageXD (Images Across Domains) aims to 1) Foster a cross-disciplinary community of image processing experts from academia, research, and industry; 2) Develop a shared understanding of each other’s use of image processing data, algorithms, and software; and 3) Help our community share knowledge ...   More >

Grape Vine: Brushpainting with Karen LeGault

Workshop | September 13 | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join artist, Karen LeGault, for a brush painting workshop celebrating seasonal plants in the Garden. Each month will focus on a different subject: grape vines, sunflowers, persimmon, and the pine tree.

$75, $65 members

  Register online

Kavli ENSI Open House / Poster Session

Tour/Open House | September 13 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | 775 Tan Hall

 Kavli ENSI

Please join us for Kavli Energy NanoScience (ENSI) open house and poster session on Friday, September 13th, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. in 775 Tan Hall.

Kavli ENSI brings together world-class scientists from a diverse set of backgrounds with a combined interest and focus on learning the fundamentals of how energy flows and can be controlled on the nanoscale, where the rules of quantum mechanics and...   More >

  RSVP online by August 30.

Essig Brunch Seminar-Defensive responses in Manduca sexta as a model for pain

Seminar | September 13 | 10-11 a.m. | 1101 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Megumi Fuse, San Francisco State University

 Entomology, Essig Museum of

A weekly seminar series run by the Entomology Students Organization featuring local and visiting researchers presenting a wide range of entomology-related topics. Open to the public.

A Conversation with José Manuel Barroso, Former President of the EU Commission and Recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize on Behalf of the EU

Panel Discussion | September 13 | 12-1 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium

 José Manuel Barroso, Former Prime Minister of Portugal, current Chairman of Goldman Sachs International; Maurice Obstfeld, Professor of Economics, Berkeley Economics; Jeroen Dewulf, Director, Institute of European Studies

 Institute of European Studies, Department of Economics, Institute of International Studies, European Union Center

José Manuel Barroso, former Prime Minister of Portugal (2002-04), President of the EU Commission (2004-14), recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize on behalf of the EU (2012), and current Chairman of Goldman Sachs International, will visit the UC Berkeley campus. In conversation with Maurice Obstfeld (Class of 1958 Professor of Economics) and Jeroen Dewulf (Director of the Institute of European...   More >

José Manuel Barroso

The State of Europe: A Conversation with Former European Commission President José Manuel Barroso

Lecture | September 13 | 12-1 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium, Room 310

 José Manuel Barroso, Former president of the European Commission

 European Union Center, Clausen Center for International Business and Policy

Please join UC Berkeley's Clausen Center for International Business and Policy and the European Union Center for a conversation with José Manuel Barroso, former president of the European Commission and former prime minister of Portugal. He also received a Nobel Peace Prize on behalf of the European Union in 2012. Barroso will discuss economic and political changes and challenges facing...   More >

José Manuel Barroso

Curator’s Talk: Elaine Yau on Dennis Feldman

Presentation | September 13 | 12 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Elaine Yau, who organized the exhibition Dennis Feldman: Photographs, places Feldman’s work in the context of the social documentary practices of his mentors Walker Evans and Robert Frank, and focuses on Feldman’s distinctive approach to mass media images of the 1970s.

Yau is Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Curatorial Fellow at BAMPFA. She specializes in modern art in the United States with an...   More >

Higher Education Researchers Workgroup

Meeting | September 13 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Evans Hall, CSHE Conference Room, 768 | Note change in date

 Center for Studies in Higher Education

The goal of this new group is to bring together qualitative and quantitative higher education researchers working on issues at Berkeley, the...   More >

  RSVP by emailing Anne Maclachlan at maclach@berkeley.edu

Yoga for Tension and Stress Relief (BEUHS664)

Workshop | September 13 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 251 Hearst Gymnasium

 Laurie Ferris

 Be Well at Work - Wellness

Practicing yoga can release tension in your joints, give you greater range of motion, and offer increased comfort in all aspects of your life. Learn basic yoga poses and breathing techniques to transform your practice into a moving meditation.

Optional: Join the Passport Yoga Passport Challenge and get a different stamp for each class to be entered into a drawing for a yoga prize! Please...   More >

  Register online

Solid State Technology and Devices Seminar: Symmetry and Topology of Nano Structures

Seminar | September 13 | 1-2 p.m. | Cory Hall, The Hogan Room, 521

 Boubacar Kanté, Associate Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences Departement, UC Berkeley

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

I will discuss how the control of the symmetries and interactions between multipoles enables the construction unique electromagnetic composites.

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

Designing Exoskeletons and Prosthetic Limbs That Enhance Human Locomotor Performance

Seminar | September 13 | 1:30-2:30 p.m. | 3110 Etcheverry Hall

 Associate Professor Steve Collins, Department of Mechanical Engineering, Stanford University

 Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME)

Abstract: Exoskeletons and active prosthetic limbs could improve mobility for tens of millions of people, but two serious challenges must first be overcome: we need ways of identifying what a device should do to benefit an individual user, and we need cheap, efficient hardware that can do it. In this talk, we will describe an approach to the design of wearable robots based on versatile emulator...   More >

Revitalizing Supercapacitors with Hierarchical Porous Electrodes: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | September 13 | 2-3 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Yat Li, UC Santa Cruz, Chemistry/Biochemistry

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

Supercapacitors (SCs) are rapidly emerging as a new class of energy storage devices that can be used in a broad range of applications. SCs distinguish from lithium ion batteries by their ability to be charged and discharged at ultrafast rates.

Carbon materials, owing to their excellent electrical conductivity, tailorability, inexpensiveness, and versatility, have been extensively studied as...   More >

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

Seminar | September 13 | 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 >

MENA Salon: Iran, Israel and the US

Workshop | September 13 | 3-4 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Every Friday the CMES hosts an informal guided discussion of current events in the Middle East and North Africa, open to all.

In recent months, tensions between the US and Iran have escalated. The US has imposed new economic sanctions, while Iran has announced that it will deliberately violate aspects of the previously agreed upon nuclear deal. These tensions are linked, as recent news reports...   More >

New Research Directions in Archaeology and Linguistic History of Hokkaido Ainu

Colloquium | September 13 | 3-4:30 p.m. |  2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Gary Crawford, University of Toronto

 Center for Japanese Studies (CJS)

Talk abstract coming soon.

ABOUT THE SPEAKER:
Prof. Gary Crawford is an anthropological archaeologist specializing in archaeological botany and environmental archaeology. The field is known as palaeoethnobotany or archaeobotany. His current focus is East Asia where he is investigating the origins and intensification of agriculture. Actually, he’s never strayed far from...   More >

Public Policy Initiatives That Might Improve Digital Stewardship

Seminar | September 13 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 107 South Hall

 Clifford Lynch

 Information, School of

Alternate policy approaches for stewardship of some classes of cultural materials in the current world.

Rethinking America's Highway Institutions

Seminar | September 13 | 4 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Robert Poole, Reason Foundation

 Institute of Transportation Studies

Reason Foundation's Robert Poole will present Rethinking America's Highway Institutions on Sept. 13, 2019 at 4 p.m. in 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building at the ITS Transportation Seminar.

Abstract:
In this talk, Robert Poole will suggest that the 20th century institutions that govern how we design, construct, maintain, and fund major highways are broken and in need of major revision. The...   More >

Robert Poole

Vrije uitloop | Free range: Poems by Saskia Stehouwer, Translation + Field Notes by Joel Thomas Katz, Robert Perry, and Saskia Stehouwer

Reading - Literary | September 13 | 4-5 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Saskia Stehouwer; Joel Thomas Katz; Robert Perry

 Institute of European Studies, BENELUX Studies Program, Dutch Studies

The Dutch Studies department will be hosting Saskia Stehouwer, Joel Thomas Katz and Robert Perry to speak on their new book of poetry, "Vrije uitloop | Free range". Author Saskia Stehouwer is a renowned poet from the Netherlands. She studied both Dutch and English literature at the University of Amsterdam and has worked as an editor and project leader for the VU University Amsterdam. Saskia...   More >

Hands On Artists' Books #17: Water Water Everywhere: artists' books about water

Social Event | September 13 | 4-6 p.m. | Wurster Hall, 210 (Env. Design Library Atrium)

 Environmental Design Library

Artists' books are simply books made by artists. Whether tactile or conceptual, the range in thematic content including the political, the sentimental, the instructive of the purely beautiful. Our Hands on Artists' Books events allow you to handle books from our rare book vault. For our first event of the academic year, we will have 200 books related to water and its importance for you to touch,...   More >

Latinx Research Center Fall Reception

Reception | September 13 | 4-6 p.m. |  Latinx Research Center

 2547 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 John A. Pérez, Board of U.C. Regents

 Latinx Faculty Association, Chicanx [& Latinx] Studies Program, Alianza (Latinx Staff Association)

Please join us on Friday, September 13th, 4-6 p.m., with special guest, Chair of the Board of U.C. Regents, John A. Pérez, in an event co-sponsored by the Latinx staff organization, Alianza, the Chicanx [& Latinx] Studies Program, and the Latinx Faculty Association.

War and Peace, Part II: Natasha Rostova

Film - Feature | September 13 | 4 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 >

Student 3-Manifold Seminar: Organizational meeting

Seminar | September 13 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Kyle Miller, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

This will be an organizational meeting for a student learning seminar about 3-manifolds.

For the first meeting, we will talk about Tait's conjecture that reduced alternating link diagrams have minimal crossing number, which was resolved in 1987 by Kauffman, Murasugi, and Thistlethwaite using the Jones polynomial.

Student Arithmetic Geometry Seminar: Essential dimension of algebraic stacks

Seminar | September 13 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Anningzhe Gao, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

In this talk, I will give an introduction of the essential dimension of functors, in particular I will concentrate on the essential dimension of algebraic stacks. We will start by the basic facts of stacks (if necessary), then give the statement of the genericity theorem proved by Brosnan, Reichstein and Vistoli. As an application, we will calculate the essential dimension of the moduli stack of...   More >

Womxn's CommUNITY Dinner: welcome event for the UC Berkeley women's* community

Special Event | September 13 | 4:30-6:30 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Multicultural Community Center, Suite 220 (please enter garden side)

 Gender Equity Resource Center

A welcome event for the UC Berkeley women's* community!

*We welcome all who experience life through the lens of woman in body, spirit, identity - past, present, future, and fluid.

The Drama of Celebrity with Sharon Marcus

Colloquium | September 13 | 4:30-6 p.m. | 306 Wheeler Hall

 Sharon Marcus, Orlando Harriman Professor of English and Comparative Literature, Columbia Department of English and Comparative Literature

 Department of English, 19th Century Colloquium, 19th Century and Beyond Townsend working group

On September 13th, there will be a discussion of pre-circulated chapters from The Drama of Celebrity with author Sharon Marcus, Orlando Harriman Professor of English and Comparative Literature at Columbia University (formerly of Berkeley!).

Sponsored by the 19th Century Colloquium and the 19th Century and Beyond Townsend working group.

For a copy of the PDF, please email...   More >

Facebook Tech Talk

Information Session | September 13 | 6-8 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

In collaboration with UC Berkeley AWE, Facebook is bringing you Facebook Day! Stop by and speak with Facebook employees from our various pipelines:

Software Engineering
Data Science
Data Engineering
Production Engineering
Hardware Engineering
Technical Program Management
Performance Engineering
NetEngineering
Design

Find out who they are, what their teams do, and opportunities...   More >

Full: Red Culebra

Performing Arts - Music | September 13 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Red Culebra is a synthesizer duet and collaboration of Bay Area electronic musicians and performance artists Guillermo Galindo and Cristobal Martinez. Inspired by their complicated post-Mexican backgrounds, Galindo and Martinez create and perform rituals based on cycles of repetition and uniformity, incorporating sound invocations, moving images, and bodily movement. They present 4 Cycles + 1, an...   More >

Where Is the Friend’s Home?: (Khaneh-je doost kojast?),(Where Is the Friend’s House?)

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Inspired by a poem by Iranian philosopher Sohrab Sepehri, Where Is the Friend’s Home? is a beautiful picture of the life of a child in a northern Iranian village—a child for whom an afternoon becomes an odyssey into and beyond the mysteries of adult behavior. Young Ahmad feels he must return an all-important notebook to his friend, Mohammad, who will be expelled from school if he shows up one...   More >

The Revivalists: with guest: Anderson East

Performing Arts - Music | September 13 | 7:30 p.m. |  Hearst Greek Theatre

 Another Planet Entertainment

A remarkable thing happened to The Revivalists as they came upon their tenth anniversary as a band. The New Orleans-based septet scored a game-changing hit with “Wish I Knew You,” a wistful song from their third album, Men Amongst Mountains.

  Buy tickets online