<< November 2019 >>

Friday, November 1, 2019

Fundamentals of Banking Law

Course | October 30 – November 1, 2019 every day | 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. |  Charles Schwab

 211 Main St., San Francisco, CA 94105

 Berkeley Law Executive Education

Fundamentals of Banking Law addresses the key policies, concepts and regulations surrounding the financial markets, Dodd-Frank, and the rise of FinTech. Designed as a workshop and lecture-based program, rather than a seminar or conference, Fundamentals of Banking Law is taught by experienced practitioners, from leading institutions including Berkeley Law, Boston University, Charles Schwab, the...   More >

RAPDP - Intermediate - Closeouts

Workshop | November 1 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | 24 University Hall

 Human Resources

Synopsis: An intermediate workshop the breaks down the process for closing a sponsored award, including the roles and responsibilities of the RA and the CGA analyst, how to complete an accrual journal as part of a Closeout, and how a Closeout is submitted in BFS. Learning Objectives: • Identify the steps and timeline to closeout an award • Identify the steps to complete the financial...   More >

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Berkeley Construction Innovation Day

Conference/Symposium | November 1 | 9:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. | B110 Blum Hall

 David Trejo, Professor, OSU "Concrete Innovations"; Jim Lindeman, Loqust "Time-space scheduling"; Alan Pumklin, Catepillar "Autonomous Vehicles in Construction"; Iris Tommelein and John Gambatese, UC Berkeley and OSU "Mistake-proofing and Prevention through Design"; Sabrina Odah,, Suffolk Construction " Leveraging Technology for Innovation in Commercial Construction"; Phil Lorenzo, StructionSite "Reality Capture and Applied AI in Construction"; Bill Ibbs, Professor, UC Berkeley "Loss of Productivity Standards"

 Panel Discussion, "Implementing Innovation in a Company or Agency"

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

The Berkeley Construction Innovation Day is to bring together Cal alums and contractors, designers, owners, and other construction-related parties, to identify and reflect on innovations shaping our industry. See details of the agenda and registration at https://lnkd.in/gUiiTc6

Essig Brunch Seminar: Entomology - insects, arachnids, and other arthopods

Seminar | October 4 – December 13, 2019 every Friday with exceptions | 10-11 a.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 1101 (UCMP "fishbowl")

 See website for current speaker and topic

 Essig Museum of Entomology

Weekly seminar series focused on insect ecology, evolution, behavior, and other research topics.

Dancing for Fun and Fitness (BEUHS605)

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

 Nadia Qabazard

 Be Well at Work - Wellness

Fit some fun and fitness into your day with these free, beginner dance classes. Zumba will be 9/6, Samba will be 10/4, Hula / Polynesian will be 11/1, and Zumba / Samba will be 12/6. No partner required. Comfortable clothing and athletic shoes recommended.

  Register online

Fellowship Conference + Housewarming Party

Conference/Symposium | November 1 | 12:30-4:30 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, Warren Room

 Human Rights Center

Join us for Ted-style talks from our 2019 Human Rights Center Fellows on human rights in Latin America, Africa, the Middle East, and California. Keynote at 4pm from Dr. Liz Barnert on El Salvador. Come for all or part of the day.

With special thanks to Dr. Thomas J. White for making the fellowships possible and to the Full Circle Fund for
supporting two...   More >

Solid State Technology and Devices Seminar: Integrated Optical Phased Arrays: LiDAR, Augmented Reality, and Beyond

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

 Jelena Notaros, Ph.D. Student and Researcher, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

This talk will present recent advances in integrated optical phased array architectures, results, and applications.

FinTech Legal Workshop

Workshop | November 1 | 1-6 p.m. |  Charles Schwab

 211 Main St, San Francisco, CA 94105

 Law, Boalt School of

FinTech Legal is a half-day workshop designed to provide FinTech entrepreneurs, investors, attorneys, and other professionals with a general introduction to the unique and sometimes counter-intuitive ways that finance innovation is regulated in the United States. In addition to an overview of the basic structure of U.S. bank regulation and the key government regulators, the program will examine...   More >

Introduction to Scanning Electron Microscopy

Workshop | November 1 | 2-4 p.m. | 12 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility) | Note change in date and time

 Venicia Slotten, Anthropology, UC Berkeley

 Archaeological Research Facility

A Scanning Electron Microscope is a form of microscopy that uses focused beams of electrons to reveal the surface topography of a specimen.

 Registration Info: Workshops cost $50 for non-ARF affiliated researchers. It is free for ARF researchers.

  Register online

Hitachi TM 1000 SEM

Imaging the Brain at High Spatiotemporal Resolution: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | November 1 | 2-3 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Na Ji, UC Berkeley, Physics

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

Physics has long employed optical methods to probe and manipulate matter on scales from the infinitesimal to the immense. To understand the brain, we need to monitor physiological processes of single synapses as well as neural activity of a large number of networked neurons.

Optical microscopy has emerged as an ideal tool in this quest, as it is capable of imaging neurons distributed over...   More >

Student Probability/PDE Seminar: Constructing the Airy Sheet Using Brownian Last Passage Percolation II

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

 Milind Hegde, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

We will present the recent construction of the Airy sheet by Dauvergne, Ortmann, and Virag. In the first talk we will prove the novel extension of the RSK correspondence at the center of their approach, which relates last passage values in a Brownian environment to last passage values in the environment of the Airy line ensemble. Reference: https://arxiv.org/pdf/1812.00309.pdf

ABCs of Information: Content, Context, Relevance, and other Challenges

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

 Michael Buckland

 Information, School of

How could we evolve a more satisfactory tool-kit of concepts and terms as a stronger basis for information studies?

Heavy Metal Chelation: Applications in Industry and Medicine

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

 Justin Wilson, Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology, Cornell University

 College of Chemistry

Heavy metal ions are typically considered to be detrimental to human health and are therefore considered to be a nuisance in both industrial and medicinal settings. The proper control of these ions via chelation, however, can engender them with beneficial applications in both regards. In this talk, I will discuss our group’s efforts to design chelators for heavy metal ions spanning the s-, d-,...   More >

The Spatiality of Emotion in Early Modern China: From Dreamscapes to Theatricality

Colloquium | November 1 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Ling Hon Lam, Associate Professor, East Asian Languages and Cultures, UC Berkeley

 David Marno, Associate Professor of English, UC Berkeley

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

Emotion takes place. Rather than an interior state of mind in response to the outside world, emotion per se is spatial, at turns embedding us from without, transporting us somewhere else, or putting us ahead of ourselves. In his book The Spatiality of Emotion in Early Modern China, Ling Hon Lam gives an original account of the history of emotions in Chinese literature and culture centered on the...   More >

Logic Colloquium: The Connes Embedding Problem and Model Theory

Colloquium | November 1 | 4-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Isaac Goldbring, UC Irvine

 Department of Mathematics

The Connes Embedding Problem is the following problem in von Neumann algebras:  does every tracial von Neumann algebra embed into an ultrapower of a particular von Neumann algebra, the so-called hyperfinite $II_1$ factor $R$.  After the work of many mathematicians, this problem has been shown to have equivalent reformulations in C*-algebras, operator systems, quantum information theory, free...   More >

Learning for Robust Control and Optimization: Efficiency and Safety of Autonomous Transportation Systems

Seminar | November 1 | 4 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Fei Mao, University of Connecticut

 Institute of Transportation Studies

University of Connecticut's Fei Miao will present Learning for Robust Control and Optimization: Efficiency and Safety of Autonomous Transportation Systems at 4 p.m. Nov. 1 at the ITS Transportation Seminar in 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building.

Fei Mao

Saturday, November 2, 2019

Career Fair: sponsored by the National Association of Black Journalists

Career Fair | November 2 | 12-5 p.m. | Anna Head Alumnae Hall (2537 Haste St.), Enter at Maximino Martinez Commons 2520 Channing

 Graduate School of Journalism

Recruiters from CNN, The New York Times, NBC, Center for Investigative Reporting, KQED and many more media companies are seeking candidates for internships, fellowships and entry-level career positions. FREE REGISTRATION at https://journalism.berkeley.edu/student-groups/nabj/


 All professionals and students from around the Bay Area are welcome to attend!. Registration opens October 1. Register online or by calling Pam Gleason at 510-642-3654, or by emailing Pam Gleason at pgleason@berkeley.edu by November 2.

All are welcome!

Sunday, November 3, 2019

Pine Needle Basketry with Judith Thomas

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

 Botanical Garden

Judith Thomas, weaver and Waldorf handwork teacher will instruct students how to source materials and craft a pine needle basket. Learn how to work with pine needles to create a small coiled basket, using a needle and waxed linen to bind the bundles of needles together. A perfect activity for the fall. Pack a lunch to enjoy in the beautiful Garden setting during the break! All levels welcome.

$85 / $75 Garden Members

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Reading: Jori Finkel

Reading - Nonfiction | November 3 | 3 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Arts journalist Jori Finkel (The New York Times and The Art Newspaper) introduces her new book It Speaks to Me, in which fifty celebrated artists from New York to New Delhi talk about the eye-opening and thought-provoking art that has inspired them. Highlights include David Hockney on Edgar Degas, Shirin Neshat on Alice Neel, Marina Abramovic on Umberto Boccioni, Ai Weiwei on a Shang Dynasty...   More >

Monday, November 4, 2019

Political Economy Seminar

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

 Marco Tabellini, Professor, Harvard

 Department of Economics

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

Seminar 211, Economic History: Topic Forthcoming

Seminar | November 4 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Christopher Meissner, UC Davis

 Department of Economics

Probabilistic Operator Algebra Seminar: A Survey of Bi-free Extremes

Seminar | November 4 | 3-5 p.m. | Evans Hall, 736 Evans

 Jun-Chau Wang, University of Saskatchewan

 Department of Mathematics

We will review the recent results from the paper "Bi-free extreme values" (arXiv:1811.10007), and discuss further some open problems in bi-free harmonic analysis.

Anil Aswani — Optimization Hierarchy for Fair Statistical Decision Problems

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

 Anil Aswani, University of California, Berkeley

 Industrial Engineering & Operations Research

Abstract: Data-driven decision-making has drawn scrutiny from policy makers due to fears of potential discrimination, and a growing literature has begun to develop fair statistical techniques. However, these techniques are often specialized to one model context and based on ad-hoc arguments, which makes it difficult to perform theoretical analysis. This paper develops an optimization hierarchy...   More >

Structural and Quantitative Biology Seminar

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

 Brian Kelch, University of Massachusetts Medical School

 College of Chemistry

Winners and Losers?: The Effect of Gaining and Losing Access to Selective Colleges on Education and Labor Market Outcomes

Colloquium | November 4 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Berkeley Way West, Room 1102, Berkeley Way West (2121 Berkeley Way, Berkeley, CA 94720)

 Jesse Rothstein, University of California, Berkeley; Department of Economics and Goldman School of Public Policy

 Graduate School of Education

(Joint with Sandra Black and Jeffrey Denning)

College admissions processes are fundamentally a question of tradeoffs: given capacity, admitting one student means rejecting another. Research to date has generally estimated average effects of college selectivity, and has been unable to distinguish between the gains to students gaining access and the losses to students losing access. We use the...   More >

Seminar 271, Development: Topic Forthcoming

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


 Department of Economics

Commercializing Advanced Materials: SLAM Seminar Series

Seminar | November 4 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Ajay Virkar, Co-Founder, Chief Technological Officer, C3Nano

 QB3 - California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences

In this talk, C3Nano’s progression from a university spin-out into a fully operational advanced materials company with the industry’s leading technology, a global foot-print, and a successful track record for commercialization of various products, will be discussed.

Ajay completed BS in Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Illinois and his PhD under the guidance of...   More >

ATC Lecture — Guy Hoffman, "Transience, Replication, and the Paradox of Social Robotics"

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

 Guy Hoffman, Robotics Researcher, Cornell University

 Center for New Media, CITRIS and the Banatao Institute, Center for New Music and Audio Technologies (CNMAT), Arts + Design

As we continue to develop social robots designed for connectedness, we struggle with paradoxes related to authenticity, transience, and replication. In this talk, I will attempt to link together 15 years of experience designing social robots with 100-year-old texts on transience, replication, and the fear of dying. Can there be meaningful relationships with robots who do not suffer natural decay?...   More >

Heart Chan Meditation

Course | September 23 – November 11, 2019 every Monday | 7-8:30 p.m. |  Anthony Hall

Heart Chan, Heart Chan at Berkeley

 Heart Chan

Start the journey for Heart Chan Meditation
seeking harmony of mind, body, spirit
gain true wisdom and joy from your inner self
make meditation part of your modern daily life.

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

EHS 403 RUA On-Boarding

Course | November 5 | 10:30-11:30 a.m. | 370 University Hall


 Office of Environment, Health & Safety

Seminar 217, Risk Management: CANCELLED

Seminar | November 5 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Speaker: CANCELED, UC Berkeley

 Consortium for Data Analytics in Risk

Organic Chemistry Seminar

Seminar | November 5 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Jen Schomaker, Department of Chemistry, University of Wisconsin Madison

 College of Chemistry

Division of Immunology and Pathogenesis

Seminar | November 5 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

 Andrea Schietinger, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

LinkedIN II: Maximize Your Online Professional Presence

Workshop | November 5 | 12-1 p.m. | 198 University Hall

 Human Resources

Make sure your LinkedIN profile is serving you by understanding what your readers look for. This hands-on workshop is a chance to incorporate tips from a UC Berkeley recruiter. We encourage you to bring a tablet, laptop or smart phone.

Student Faculty Macro Lunch -

Presentation | November 5 | 12-1 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Benjamin Schoefer, UCB

 Clausen Center

This workshop consists of one-hour informal presentations on topics related to macroeconomics and international finance, broadly defined. The presenters are UC Berkeley PhD students, faculty, and visitors.

  RSVP  by November 1.

Matrix On Point: The Trump Impeachment

Panel Discussion | November 5 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 820 Barrows Hall

 Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean, Berkeley Law; Robert Reich, Chancellor's Professor of Public Policy, Goldman School of Public Policy

 Social Science Matrix

With the 2020 general elections looming, the nominee for the Democratic Party undetermined, and a defiant and volatile president at the helm, the impeachment inquiry is sure to heat up in the weeks ahead. Join us on November 5 for a discussion about the Trump impeachment featuring Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean of Berkeley Law, and Robert Reich, Chancellor's Professor of Public Policy.

  RSVP online

Dean Erwin Chemerinsky and Professor Robert Reich

Grief, Loss and the Healing Process During the Holidays (BEUHS186)

Workshop | November 5 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club

 Cheryl Krauter, MFT

 Be Well at Work - Elder Care Program

There is no grief like the grief that does not speak -- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

This can be a tough time of year for those who are dealing with aging and illness ... not only for them but for their partners, families, friends and communities. The pressure to celebrate, to be happy and full of joy can be exhausting. How do we meet grief and loss with authenticity and compassion so that the...   More >

Space Physics Seminar

Seminar | September 17 – December 3, 2019 every Tuesday | 1-2 p.m. | 325 LeConte Hall

 Space Sciences Laboratory (SSL)

Seminar 218, Psychology and Economics: Family Formation and Crime

Seminar | November 5 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Maxim Massenkoff, University of California, Berkeley

 Department of Economics

H-1B Workshop

Workshop | November 5 | 2-4 p.m. | International House, Sproul Rooms

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

The main focus of this workshop are general H-1B eligibility requirements, eligible professional occupations, application process, and timing concerns.

Topics covered:
H-1B eligibility criteria
Types of jobs appropriate for H-1B
Minimum salary requirements
Employer's role
Application timing challenges
Options for F/J students/scholars

New Directions in Bangladesh Studies: Recent Scholarship and New Publications

Panel Discussion | November 5 | 3-7 p.m. | 10 Stephens Hall

 Poulomi Saha, Assistant Professor of English, UC Berkeley; Nusrat S. Chowdhury, Associate Professor of Anthropology at Amherst College; Tariq Omar Ali, Associate Professor, Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University

 Institute for South Asia Studies, The Subir & Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies, Department of English

A panel discussion on recent scholarship on Bangladesh-related studies with Nusrat S. Chowdhury, Tariq Omar Ali, and Poulomi Saha.

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: Finiteness conditions for local cohomology modules

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

 Robin Hartshorne, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

The local cohomology modules of a module M over a commutative noetherian ring A with supports in an ideal I are rarely finitely generated. I will describe two recent theories, that of D-modules in char. 0, and F-modules in char. p >0, where the additional structure allows one to factor a module into a composition series with simple quotients. This has applications, for example, in studying the...   More >

Mathematics of deep learning?: Neyman Seminar

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

 Roman Vershynin, University of California, Irvine

 Department of Statistics

Deep learning is a rapidly developing area of machine learning, which uses artificial neural networks to perform learning tasks. Although mathematical description of neural networks is simple, theoretical explanation of spectacular performance of deep learning remains elusive. Even the most basic questions about remain open. For example, how many different functions can a neural network compute?...   More >

Revisiting dry deposition of trace gases and particles in the atmosphere

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

 Delphine Farmer, Department of Chemistry, Colorado State University

 College of Chemistry

Dry deposition is a key process that removes trace gases and particles from the atmosphere, and thus one factor that controls the atmospheric lifetime of pollutants and short-lived climate forcers. In fact, dry deposition is the single largest component of uncertainty in our understanding of aerosol effects on climate. Despite its importance, dry deposition of trace gases and particles is poorly...   More >

What Drives Native American Poverty?

Colloquium | November 5 | 4-5:30 p.m. |  Shorb House, Latinx Research Center

 2547 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA 94720

 Beth Redbird, Assistant Professor of Sociology and Faculty Fellow, Center for Native American and Indigenous Research, Northwestern University

 Center for Native American Issues Research on, Native American Studies, Native American Student Development, American Indian Graduate Program, Native American Studies Library, American Indian Graduate Student Association

It has been nearly 40 years since the last large-scale comprehensive assessment of Indian economic well-being. Since that time, the Indian Self-Determination and Education Assistance Act of 1975 gave rise to increased tribal sovereignty and manifested in changes to tribal institutions and policies.

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: The reach of an algebraic variety

Seminar | November 5 | 5-6 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Madeleine Weinstein, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

The reach of a real algebraic variety is its distance to its medial axis, the locus of points in Euclidean space that have more than one nearest point on the variety. The reach is important in topological data analysis because it determines the density of sample points needed to compute the persistent homology of a variety. We discuss algebraic properties of bottlenecks and curvature, which...   More >

Global Macroeconomic Trends: Catalysts and Implications Expert Panel

Seminar | November 5 | 5:30-8:30 p.m. | 505 UC Berkeley Extension (SF Campus at 160 Spear St.)

 Mohsin Hafeez, MBA, CFP®, Adjunct Faculty, Finance and Macroeconomics, UC Berkeley Extension; Tushar Yadava, BS, MA, Director and Strategist, Blackrock, Director and Strategist, Blackrock; Gary Schlossberg, BS, MSc, Vice President & Senior Economist, Wells Fargo Asset Management; Brian Leach, Senior Vice President, Fixed Income Strategies, PIMCO; John Savarese, MD, MBA, Managing Partner, BAIATEQ, LLC

 Brett Yokom, Instructor, UC Berkeley Extension

 UC Berkeley Extension

Countdown 2020: Is the economic recovery facing a bump in the road, or hitting a wall?

A year before a historic Presidential election, our nation looks askance. It’s been the longest, albeit tepid, recovery in several decades,...   More >

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Pre-proposal Writing Workshop: Storytelling for Innovation

Workshop | November 5 | 6-7:30 p.m. | B100 Blum Hall

 The Big Ideas Contest

Receive guidance and feedback on how to effectively craft your Big Ideas pre-proposal. Big Ideas advisors will walk you through every element that is required in your 3-page pre-proposal submission and any answer questions you have.

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

RAPDP - Intermediate - HR for the RA

Workshop | November 6 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | 24 University Hall

 Human Resources

Synopsis: An intermediate workshop that explores the types of research appointments used on sponsored awards, as well as the compliance issues associated with PI effort and how the Effort Reporting System is used to track and report effort. Learning Objectives: • Define Effort and explain the appointment types that are used with research funds • Distinguish between the most common types of...   More >

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Microtubule dynamics: not only at the tips

Seminar | November 6 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building

 Antonina Roll-Mecak, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, National Institutes of Health USA

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Econ 235, Financial Economics Seminar: Topic TBA

Seminar | November 6 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | TBA Haas School of Business

 Johannes Stroebel, Stern School of Business; New York University

 Department of Economics

Joint with Haas Finance Seminar

TSUJIMOTO ENDOWED LECTURE: "Essential Roles of Plant Lipids in Photosynthesis and Plant Resilience"

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

 Christoph Benning, Michigan State University

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

Christoph Benning is the Director of the Michigan State University Plant Research Laboratory and a University Distinguished Professor. He received his Masters at Albert-Ludwigs Universitaet in Germany and his Ph.D. at Michigan State. Research in the Benning laboratory focuses on lipid metabolism in photosynthetic organisms. One area of particular interest is the assembly and maintenance of the...   More >


Seminar | November 6 | 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 >

BioE Seminar - Jennifer Davis: Bioengineering Department Seminar

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

 Jennifer Davis, University of Washington

 Bioengineering (BioE)

Jennifer Davis, Assistant Professor of Pathology and Bioengineering, University of Washington

Inequality and Health across the Life Course: Gradual Change or Punctuated Equilibrium?: A Demography Brown Bag Talk

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

 Michal Engelman, Professor, Sociology, University of Wisconsin

 Population Science, Department of Demography

As an Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Research Affiliate at the Center for Demography and Ecology (CDE) and the Center for Demography of Health and Aging (CDHA), Michal Engelman studies the dynamics of population aging and health across the life course, with particular emphasis on early and mid-life factors that influence health disparities at older ages.

Neural Circuit Mechanisms of Rapid Associative Learning: Redwood Seminar

Seminar | November 6 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 560 Evans Hall

 Aaron Milstein, Stanford University School of Medicine, Dept. of Neurosurgery

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

How do neural circuits in the brain accomplish rapid learning? When foraging for food in a previously unexplored environment, animals store memories of landmarks based on as few as one single view. Also, animals remember landmarks and navigation decisions that eventually lead to food, which requires that the brain associate events with delayed outcomes. I will present evidence that a particular...   More >

Transitioning Back After Baby Bonding Leave (BEUHS374)

Workshop | November 6 | 12:10-2 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Ed Center

 Leslie Bell, Ph.D., Employee Assistance; Mary Kelly, Disability Management; Craig Mielcarski, LCSW, Be Well at Work; Cori Evans, Wellness and Breastfeeding Support Program; Gabe Schmidt, Healthcare Facilitator

 Be Well at Work - Work/Life

The transition for parent’s returning to work after baby bonding leave ends can feel overwhelming as we contend with a vast array of emotions, concerns, and limitations while simultaneously juggling a new work/life balance. Join us for this panel workshop which will focus on understanding both positive and negative emotions related to this transition, how to establish boundaries at work, what...   More >

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Berkeley Number Theory Learning Seminar: Implications of Homological Stability

Seminar | November 6 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall | Canceled

 Roy Zhao, University of California, Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Berkeley Number Theory Learning Seminar: Example: the 5-part of real quadratic fields for large $q$, and Implications of Homological Stability

Seminar | November 6 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall | Note change in date

 Sander Mack-Crane and Roy Zhao, University of California, Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Exploring Plantation Worlds: Towards Ethnographic Collaboration

Colloquium | November 6 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Tania Murray Li, Professor of Anthropology, University of Toronto

 Center for Ethnographic Research, Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Center for Southeast Asia Studies, Institute of International Studies

In this talk Tania Li describes the rewards and challenges of team-based ethnographic research drawing on work she carried out in Indonesia’s oil palm plantations together with her collaborator Pujo Semedi and around 100 students from their two universities (Toronto, Gadjah Mada).

EECS Collquium: Machine Learning: a New Approach to Drug Discovery

Colloquium | November 6 | 4-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, 306 (HP Auditorium)

 Daphne Koller, insitro

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Modern medicine has given us effective tools to treat some of the most significant and burdensome diseases. At the same time, it is becoming consistently more challenging to develop new therapeutics: clinical trial success rates hover around the mid-single-digit range; the pre-tax R&D cost to develop a new drug (once failures are incorporated) is estimated to be greater than $2.5B; and the rate...   More >

Biological Control Systems: The Future of Engineering In Medicine

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

 Babatunde A. Ogunnaike, Professor, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Delaware

 Department of Chemical Engineering

The mammalian organism maintains stable, efficient and “near-optimal” performance and homeostasis.

Rethinking Nikkô and the Tokugawa Culture of Light

Colloquium | November 6 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Timon Screech, University of London SOAS

 Center for Japanese Studies (CJS)

It is well known that Tokugawa Ieyasu died in 1616 and was deified. It was determined that he should be a kami (Shinto god) that existed as an avatar of a Buddha, the Medicine Buddha being selected. There were geomantic reasons for these steps.
Ieyasu’s body was then disinterred and relocated to Nikkô, a geomantically important site.

The modest Shinto-Buddhist precincts demolished and rebuilt...   More >

Seminar 208, Microeconomic Theory (Departmental Seminar): "Topic Forthcoming"

Seminar | November 6 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 202 South Hall

 Paul Niehaus, UC San Diego

 Department of Economics

Metabolic limitations of cancer cell proliferation

Seminar | November 6 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 101 Morgan Hall

 Kivanc Birsoy, Rockefeller University

 Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology

2019 Fall Teacher Leadership Invitational: Session 3 - Action Research Showcase

Workshop | November 6 | 4:30-7 p.m. |  Berkeley Way West

 California Reading & Literature Project

CRLP's Fall 2019 Teacher Leadership Series will focus on previewing one of CRLP's latest PD options: Learning How English Works. Topics will include Protocols for Analyzing Student Work Samples, Grammar Mini-Lessons in Designated ELD, and Exploring the Consultancy Protocol for Improving Team Meetings

Wellness Wednesday: Bystander Intervention

Workshop | November 6 | 6:30-7:30 p.m. | 260 Mulford Hall

 College of Natural Resources

Wellness Wednesday: Community Wellness
Bystander Intervention Training

A Peer Educator from the Bears that Care Initiative sponsored by the Center for Support and Intervention will be leading a bystander intervention training. Following the CARE model this training will teach you to identify potentially harmful situations and intervene effectively and safely.

Bystander intervention is...   More >

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Occupational Noise, Measurement, and Control

Workshop | November 7 – 9, 2019 every day | 7:30 a.m.-4:15 p.m. |  Richmond Field Station

 1301 S 46th St, Richmond, CA 94804

 Michael Cooper CIH, CSP, MPH, Industrial Hygienist Consultant; Stephen Hemperly MS, CIH, CSP, CLSO, FAIHA, Advisory Industrial Hygienist, Western Digital Corporation; David Michael Moore CIH, Industrial Hygienist, Entrinzic Global Solutions

 Center for Occupational and Environmental Health

This hands-on workshop is designed as an introduction to the basic concepts of occupational noise, noise measurement, and noise control. It will provide an overview of noise induced hearing loss (NIHL), identification of hazardous noise exposure, and strategies to reduce and mitigate noise exposure risk. Learners will also explore noise standards, the components of a quality Hearing Conservation...   More >

BPM 208 Accomplishing More for Managers

Workshop | November 7 | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | #24 University Hall

 Human Resources

This workshop is for UC Berkeley Staff. The content provides knowledge and skills to create accountability, manage competing priorities, and enhance team communication and productivity.

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Seasonal Tea Blending Workshop for Fall

Workshop | November 7 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

No matter what phase of life we are in, the varying weather temperatures of the Bay Area and typical patterns of the season can challenge our immune systems. Learn how to connect with the plants around you in order to support the seasonal transition.

In this class you will learn -
Great herbs for Fall in the UCB garden
10 herbs that are great for Fall + the Lungs
How to pick the herbs best...   More >

$40 / $35 UCBG Members

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Oliver E. Williamson Seminar

Seminar | November 7 | 12-1:30 p.m. | C330 Haas School of Business

 Nick Ryan, Professor, Yale University

 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 >

Personal Investments and Your Financial Future (BEUHS369)

Workshop | November 7 | 12:10-2:10 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club

 John Cleary, Financial Advisor, West Investment Services; Linda Moran, V.P. Sr. Private Client Advisor, Wealth Management Group

 Be Well at Work - Work/Life

Join us to learn about the many tools and strategies available that can help you achieve your financial goals.

  Enroll online

Econ 235, Financial Economics Student Seminar

Seminar | November 7 | 12:45-2:05 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Jun Aoyagi; Sooji Kim; Vincent Skiera

 Department of Economics

Microsoft Excel PivotTables and PivotCharts

Course | November 7 | 1:30-4 p.m. | S300T Haas School of Business

 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 >

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Information routing in the hippocampus

Seminar | November 7 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

 Tom McHugh, Riken Institute, Tokyo, Japan

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

ESPM Seminar Series, Fall 2019: Peter Moyle

Seminar | November 7 | 3:30 p.m. | 132 Mulford Hall

 Peter Moyle

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

Peter Moyle, Distinguished Professor Emeritus in the Department of Wildlife, Fish and Conservation Biology and Associate Director of the Center for Watershed Sciences at UC Davis, will present: "Reconciling California's Delta: Water for Fish and People." Coffee will be available before the talk at 2:30PM in 139 Mulford; meet the speaker after the talk in 139 Mulford Hall.

TDPS Speaker Series | An Invitation to Kabuki: A History and Demonstration of Kabuki with Kyozo Nakamura

Presentation | November 7 | 4-5:30 p.m. |  Durham Studio Theater (Dwinelle Hall)

 Kyozo Nakamura, Kabuki Actor & Japan Cultural Envoy

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies, Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Agency of Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan

Join us for a dynamic lecture and demonstration with veteran onnagata (actor specializing in female roles), Kyozo ​Nakamura. Mr. Nakamura​ will introduce the basics of male and female acting in kabuki and talk about his own path to becoming a seasoned actor.


  Register online

CRG Thursday Forum Series: Water and War: Environmental Justice in Flint, Detroit, and Northern California

Panel Discussion | November 7 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 691 Barrows Hall

 Beth Rose Middleton Manning; Michael Mascarenhas

 Center for Race and Gender

Beth Rose Middleton Manning of UC Davis presents “Currents of Resistance: Water Quality/Quantity Struggles in Indigenous Northern California Homelands,” and Michael Mascarenhas of ESPM offers “Thirsty for Environmental Justice: Flint, Detroit, and the War over Michigan’s Water.”

  RSVP online

Mathematics Department Colloquium: Hidden Algebraic Structures in Topology

Colloquium | November 7 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Sergei Gukov, California Institute of Technology

 Department of Mathematics

Which 4-manifold invariants can detect the Gluck twist? And, which 3-manifold invariants can detect the difference between surgeries on mutant knots? What is the most powerful topological quantum field theory (TQFT)? Guided by questions like these, we will look for new invariants of 3-manifolds and smooth 4-manifolds. Traditionally, a construction of many such invariants and TQFTs involves a...   More >

Book Talk - On the Outside: Prisoner Reentry and Reintegration: David Harding and Underground Scholars

Reading - Nonfiction | November 7 | 5:10-6 p.m. | Haviland Hall, Social Research Library


David Harding, professor of Sociology (UC Berkeley), will discuss his recent book exploring what happens to formerly incarcerated people as they seek work, housing and community. Mac Hoang and Michael Cerda-Jara, Berkeley Underground Scholars, will join Professor Harding, sharing their research on this crucial topic.

 The Social Research Library is ADA accessible, if you might require any other disability-related accommodations, please contact us as soon as possible.

Image of book jacket, On the Outside.

Friday, November 8, 2019

Occupational Noise, Measurement, and Control

Workshop | November 7 – 9, 2019 every day | 7:30 a.m.-4:15 p.m. |  Richmond Field Station

 1301 S 46th St, Richmond, CA 94804

 Michael Cooper CIH, CSP, MPH, Industrial Hygienist Consultant; Stephen Hemperly MS, CIH, CSP, CLSO, FAIHA, Advisory Industrial Hygienist, Western Digital Corporation; David Michael Moore CIH, Industrial Hygienist, Entrinzic Global Solutions

 Center for Occupational and Environmental Health

This hands-on workshop is designed as an introduction to the basic concepts of occupational noise, noise measurement, and noise control. It will provide an overview of noise induced hearing loss (NIHL), identification of hazardous noise exposure, and strategies to reduce and mitigate noise exposure risk. Learners will also explore noise standards, the components of a quality Hearing Conservation...   More >

Essig Brunch Seminar: Entomology - insects, arachnids, and other arthopods

Seminar | October 4 – December 13, 2019 every Friday with exceptions | 10-11 a.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 1101 (UCMP "fishbowl")

 See website for current speaker and topic

 Essig Museum of Entomology

Weekly seminar series focused on insect ecology, evolution, behavior, and other research topics.

Persimmon: Brushpainting with Karen LeGault

Workshop | November 8 | 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

Seminar with INZONE.AI Entrepreneur Sandeep Srinivasan

Seminar | November 8 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Room 242

 Sandeep Srinivasan, INZONE.AI


Sandeep Srinivasan Founder & CEO @INZONE.AI Bio:

Sandeep is a serial Entrepreneur has founded 4 startups, including INZONE.AI

His previous 2 startups (Mskribe Inc and Synchronous Design Automation) have been in the space of algorithms to reduce power consumption on complex IC’s.

Sandeep also founded a consumer facing location based messaging startup, that used machine learning to keep...   More >

Yoga for Tension and Stress Relief (BEUHS664)

Workshop | November 8 | 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 bring...   More >

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Solid State Technology and Devices Seminar: A Perspective on Future Logic Technologies Essential Constituents

Seminar | November 8 | 1-2 p.m. | Cory Hall, The Hogan Room, 521

 Carlos Diaz, Senior Director in Research and Development, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

CMOS technology continues to scale despite challenges whose solutions, including design and system considerations, increase complexity. Going forward, the exploratory landscape to power, performance, density, and complexity challenges remains rich in options. Timely and conclusive research on new transistors, interconnects, memories, and 3DIC structures and materials is key to long term...   More >

Color Centers and Quantum Nanophotonics: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | November 8 | 2-3 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Marina Radulaski, UC Davis, Electrical and Computer Engineering

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

Light and matter interaction at the nanoscale has been explored for a variety of quantum technologies pertaining to information processing, communication and sensing. The color centers, atomic defects in wide band gap semiconductor lattices, have had a prominent role in this research. The favorable combination of optical and spin properties qualifies color centers as fast indistinguishable...   More >

Marian E. Koshland Memorial Lecture

Seminar | November 8 | 3-4 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building | Note change in time and location

 John Pringle, Stanford University

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Composition Colloquium: Jean Geoffroy

Colloquium | November 8 | 3 p.m. | 250 Morrison Hall

 Department of Music

Schools of Information: Distinctions, Opportunities, and Responsibilities

Seminar | November 8 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 107 South Hall

 John Chuang

 Information, School of

An informal discussion with John Chuang, associate dean and head of school.

Abandoning the City: Studying Chinese Landscape in the Age of Climate Change

Colloquium | November 8 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 De-nin D. Lee, Associate Professor, Visual & Media Arts, Emerson College

 Gregory Levine, Professor, Art and Architecture of Japan and Buddhist Visual Cultures, UC Berkeley

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

In a 1999 lecture (published in 2005 in Archives of Asian Art), Prof. James Cahill offered thoughts on the history and post-history of Chinese painting. Not solely about landscape, nevertheless, his remarks were inextricable from his lifetime’s study of that genre. The field of Chinese landscape, he observed, produced on the basis of internal, stylistic developments a coherent canon. This canon...   More >

Shitao (Zhu Ruoji, 1642-1707), “Man in the Mountain,”from Album for Daoist Yu, late 1690s. Leaf L in an album of twelve leaves, ink and color on paper, 9 ½ x 11 in. The C. C. Wang Family Collection, New York

Food, Wine Culture: A Conversation on EU and California Foodways

Panel Discussion | November 8 | 5-7 p.m. |  David Brower Center

 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA

 Elaine Chukan Brown, Award-winning wine journalist; Fabrizia Lanza, Director, Anna Tasca Lanza School, Sicily

 Institute of European Studies, European Union Center, Department of Italian Studies

As a rare nexus where public policy, politics and pleasure all meet, food has become a focus of today’s professional and scholarly world. This event will focus on the economic viability of food systems through a comparative lens in a conversation that joins voices from the EU and California. In particular it will explore how culture and identity dialogue with food systems and the positioning of...   More >

  RSVP online by November 5.