<< December 2019 >>

Sunday, December 8, 2019

Cal Forestry Club Presents: Christmas Tree Sale

Sale | December 8 – 13, 2019 every day | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. |  South Side of Mulford Hall

 Cal Forestry Club

It's time for UC Berkeley Forestry Club's annual Christmas Tree sale! Every year, students travel to the Sierra Nevada to harvest trees donated by Sierra Pacific Industries, which would not normally survive to maturity. Students hand-fall your very own holiday tree! The species that are to be harvested are white fir and incense-cedar. Other species can be requested, but may not be available...   More >

Golden Gate Audubon Volunteer Event

Special Event | December 8 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Proposed Alameda Wildlife Reserve

Golden Gate Audubon Society

 The Society for Conservation Biology, Berkeley Chapter

Come spend a Sunday morning volunteering for the Golden Gate Audubon Society at a proposed wildlife reserve on Alameda. This proposed reserve is home to endangered California Least Terns. We will spend the morning preparing the habitat by removing invasive shrubs and ground cover. This event is sponsored by the Society for Conservation Biology, Berkeley Chapter.

Botanical Holiday Craft Workshop: Succulents and Tillandsias

Workshop | December 8 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Come enjoy this early December workshop to make beautiful gifts and home decor using living succulents and tillandsias (air plants). You will leave with a collection of perfect "host gifts" and unique holiday adornments for the home, such as mini succulent wreaths, hanging tillandsia globes to name just a few.

Share something wonderfully handmade by you this year, with living plants from the...   More >

$50/$45 UCBG Members

 This link is for the morning program. Register online

Botanical Holiday Craft Workshop: Succulents and Tillandsias

Workshop | December 8 | 1-3 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Come enjoy this early December workshop to make beautiful gifts and home decor using living succulents and tillandsias (air plants). You will leave with a collection of perfect "host gifts" and unique holiday adornments for the home, such as mini succulent wreaths, hanging tillandsia globes to name just a few.

Share something wonderfully handmade by you this year, with living plants from the...   More >

$50/$45 UCBG Members

 This link is for the afternoon program. Register online

Film Composing in Real Time: A Workshop with Donald Sosin

Workshop | December 8 | 1:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Music plays a crucial part in our perception, experience, and enjoyment of filmgoing. This special workshop is a chance to explore the arts of film scoring and silent film accompaniment with Donald Sosin, a composer, pianist, and conductor with over four decades of experience scoring for film, television, and live performance. A veteran teacher of master classes for musicians of all ages, Sosin...   More >

Docent-led tour

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

 Botanical Garden

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

Free with Garden admission. Advanced registration not required

Haptic Encounters Workshop

Workshop | December 8 | 2 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Useless Initiatives Collective members River Black, Jillian Crochet, and Beatriz Escobar lead a workshop that explores radical proxemics between bodies and objects. What is the meaning of human-to-human touch and proxemics in the age of touch screens? How do we attune our senses to the subtle experiences within our bodies, while inhabiting an urban world of sensory overload? Taking inspiration...   More >

Takács Quartet: The Complete String Quartets of Béla Bartók

Performing Arts - Music | December 8 | 3-5 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Cal Performances

Programs:
Saturday, December 7
String Quartet No. 1
String Quartet No. 3
String Quartet No. 5

Sunday, December 8
String Quartet No. 2
String Quartet No. 4
String Quartet No. 6

$86 (prices subject to change)

  Tickets go on sale August 6. Buy tickets online or by calling 5106429988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Takács Quartet performs The Complete String Quartets of Béla Bartók Saturday–Sunday, December 7–8, 2019 in Hertz Hall.

Shirin

Film - Feature | December 8 | 4:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

A film about watching and most of all experiencing film, Shirin features close-ups of 112 Iranian actresses (and Juliette Binoche) as they sit, transfixed, watching an adaptation of a famed twelfth-century Iranian epic poem. Or so it seems; the soundtrack they respond to, all galloping hooves, clashing swords, and declarations of love, was created by Kiarostami, but the “film” it evokes does not...   More >

Subjects for Further Research: A Collections-Based Micro-Residency

Presentation | December 8 | 5 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Research as artistic process. Work as experiment. Cinema as archaeology. In the spirit of open-ended curiosity, Oakland filmmaker and curator Alix Blevins leads participants through her research on experimental films and ephemera in the BAMPFA collection. Blevins applies the lens of an artist-filmmaker to investigate a history of experimental film culture, and explores the space claimed by...   More >

Stuff and Dough

Film - Feature | December 8 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

A young man dreaming of enough “dough” to start his own snack stand winds up delivering a package of unknown “stuff” for some dubiously employed gangsters in this deadpan road movie, the debut film by Cristi Puiu, who would go on to direct The Death of Mr. Lazarescu. More Down by Law than Mad Max in its road-movie dynamics (Puiu cited the humor and “emptiness” of Jim Jarmusch’s film as...   More >

Monday, December 9, 2019

Cal Forestry Club Presents: Christmas Tree Sale

Sale | December 8 – 13, 2019 every day | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. |  South Side of Mulford Hall

 Cal Forestry Club

It's time for UC Berkeley Forestry Club's annual Christmas Tree sale! Every year, students travel to the Sierra Nevada to harvest trees donated by Sierra Pacific Industries, which would not normally survive to maturity. Students hand-fall your very own holiday tree! The species that are to be harvested are white fir and incense-cedar. Other species can be requested, but may not be available...   More >

An Introduction to the 2017 California Dyslexia Guidelines: CRLP Study Session

Workshop | December 9 | 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | 1203 Berkeley Way West

 California Reading & Literature Project

Join the California Reading & Literature Project (CRLP) at the Graduate School of Education for a study session to learn about the new 2017 California Dyslexia Guidelines. The goal of this half-day workshop is to inform administrators, special education teachers, and general education teachers about what these new guidelines entail, how they will be used to identify students with dyslexia, and...   More >

Architecturally Complex Polymers for Molecular and Materials Design

Seminar | December 9 | 10-11 a.m. | 775 Tan Hall

 Alice Chang Ph.D.

 College of Chemistry

College Writing Program Chiang Research Festival

Presentation | December 9 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | Moffitt Undergraduate Library, 5th Floor

 College Writing Programs, Moffitt Library

Poster presentations and discussions of CWR4B student research projects on topics including social justice and earth justice, sustainability, definitions of humanity, music and social movements, language gaps, Japanese American internment, monsters, technology, love, Native American communities, sports culture, African American authors, and WAC.

 ID required to enter Moffitt Library

Certificate Program in Project Management Online Information Session

Information Session | December 9 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Online

 UC Berkeley Extension

Discover how you can excel in the expanding field of project management with a UC Berkeley Extension certificate that meets the high professional standards of the Project Management Institute. This certificate is geared for those who are transitioning to a career in project management or those who want to sharpen their project management skills.

  Register online

Combinatorics Reading Seminar: "Triangular ice combinatorics"

Seminar | December 9 | 11:10 a.m.-12:10 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall | Canceled

 Philippe Di Francesco, IPHT and UIUC

 Department of Mathematics

Alternating Sign Matrices (ASM) are at the confluent of many interesting combinatorial/algebraic problems: Laurent phenomenon for the octahedron equation, configurations of the Square Ice (Six Vertex model), Descending Plane Partitions (DPP), etc. Here we consider the Triangular Lattice version of the Ice model with suitable boundary conditions leading to an integrable 20 Vertex model....   More >

Teaching with Wikipedia

Workshop | December 9 | 12-2 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, Academic Innovation Studio - 117, level D

 American Cultures, Academic Innovation Studio, Wiki Education Foundation Educators, Library

Please join the AC Center, AIS, the University Library, and the Wiki Education Foundation Educators as we discuss how to build Wikipedia assignments into your courses and discover some of the new tools, which support and enhance teaching with Wikipedia.

Trade Lunch: "Employment and Wage Impacts of US Protectionism"

Seminar | December 9 | 12:05-1 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Patrick Kennedy, University of California, Berkeley

 Department of Economics

Holi-Day Mini Concert and Sing-a-long

Special Event | December 9 | 12:10-1 p.m. | Berkeley Way West, First Floor Atrium

 Berkeley Way West Chorus

 Graduate School of Education

Come enjoy a holiday concert and sing-a-long featuring the Berkeley Way West Chorus. GSE Professor Frank C. Worrell, conductor.

Combinatorics Seminar: Finishing times in random sorting networks and staircase shape Young tableaux

Seminar | December 9 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Dan Romik, UC Davis

 Department of Mathematics

The oriented swap process is a model for a random sorting network, in which N particles labeled 1,...,N arranged on the discrete lattice [1,N] start out in increasing order and then perform successive adjacent swaps at random times until they reach the reverse configuration N,...,1. I will discuss recent joint work with Elia Bisi, Fabio Cunden and Shane Gibbons in which we discovered that the...   More >

PERL Seminar: “Strategic Symbolic Politics”

Seminar | December 9 | 12:40-1:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 David R. Foster

 Department of Economics

ERL is an opportunity for PhD students to present work in progress and receive valuable feedback from faculty and peers.

War in Raqqa: Rhetoric vs. Reality

Special Event | October 22 – December 20, 2019 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 2-5 p.m. |  2224 Piedmont (Center for Digital Archaeology )

 Human Rights Center

Experience photographs, videos, open source investigations, and 360° Virtual Reality that document the assault on Raqqa, Syria by coalition forces in 2017. The show draws on Amnesty International's investigations, supported by students in UC Berkeley's Human Rights Investigations Lab and the Digital Verification Corps worldwide. Immerse yourself in video, testimonials, satellite imagery and maps...   More >

Differential Geometry Seminar: Noncollapsed degeneration of Einstein 4-manifolds

Seminar | December 9 | 3-4 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Tristan Ozuch-Meersseman, ENS

 Department of Mathematics

We study unit-volume Einstein 4-manifolds with bounded diameter and their possible degenerations. These degenerations were understood in the 80's by Anderson and Bando-Kasue-Nakajima in a Gromov-Hausdorff sense. We first obtain a finer convergence in weighted Hölder spaces and use it to prove that any smooth Einstein 4-manifold close to a singular one in a mere Gromov-Hausdorff sense is the...   More >

Arithmetic Geometry and Number Theory RTG Seminar: Tame derivatives and the Eisenstein ideal

Seminar | December 9 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Preston Wake, IAS

 Department of Mathematics

As was made famous by Mazur, the mod-5 Galois representation associated to the elliptic curve $X_0(11)$ is reducible. Less famously, but also noted by Mazur, the mod-25 Galois representation is reducible. We’ll talk about this kind of extra reducibility phenomenon more generally, for cuspforms of even weight k and prime level. We'll observe that the characters appearing in the reducible...   More >

El Salvador: Human Rights Denied

Lecture | December 9 | 4-6 p.m. | 102 Moffitt Undergraduate Library

 Alejandro Diaz, Association Legal Guardianship Dra. María Julia Hernández

 Center for Latin American Studies

Alejandro Díaz will discuss the El Mozote massacre and the legal case against its perpetrators. Over four days in 1981, members of the Salvadorian army killed almost 1000 people, including 558 children, in the town of El Mozote, El Salvador. Now the trial has been reopened.

Memorial at the site of the El Mozote massacre, Morazan, El Salvador. (Photo by Efrojas.)

Seminar 271, Development: Topic Forthcoming

Seminar | December 9 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Jeremy Magruder, UC Berkeley, ARE

 Department of Economics

Andrew Braisted Award Lecture: "Radicals: Your Life is in their Hands RNR as a Paradigm"

Lecture | December 9 | 4-5 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 JoAnne Stubbe, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 College of Chemistry

Ribonucleotide reductases (RNRs) catalyze the de novo reduction of NDPs to dNDPs in all organisms, controlling their relative ratios and amounts and contributing to the fidelity of DNA replication and repair. The class Ia RNRs are composed of a2 and b2 subunits that form an active and dynamic a2b2 complex. Studies with mechanism-based inhibitors have revealed half-sites reactivity with only one...   More >

Julia Robinson Centennial Public Lecture: Julia Robinson: Personal Reflections, Her Work and Time

Lecture | December 9 | 5-6 p.m. |  Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center

 Dr. Lenore Blum, Carnegie Mellon University

 Mathematical Sciences Research Institute (MSRI)

I knew Julia Robinson from 1968, when I arrived as a postdoc at Berkeley to work with her, until her death in 1985. As a grad student at MIT, her beautifully written paper, “The decision problem for fields,” was a constant reference while I was developing a model theory and axioms for differentially closed fields (ch 0). When I arrived in Berkeley, I was shocked that this famous mathematician who...   More >

UC Berkeley Extension's Personal Financial Planning Program Annual Career Night

Panel Discussion | December 9 | 5:15-8:30 p.m. | 609 UC Berkeley Extension (SF Campus at 160 Spear St.)

 UC Berkeley Extension

Join us for UC Berkeley Extension Personal Financial Planning Program's annual Career Night, produced by our Advisory Board and industry sponsors.

Meet our board members, current students, alumni, prospective students, and members of the Bay Area professional financial planning community at the networking reception before and after the panel discussion.

Panelists will discuss their career...   More >

  Register online

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Harmonic Analysis and Differential Equations Student Seminar: Sub-Riemannian limit of the differential form heat kernels of contact manifolds

Seminar | December 10 | 3:30 a.m.-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Hadrian Quan, UIUC

 Department of Mathematics

In this talk I will report on joint work with Pierre Albin in which we study heat kernel of the Hodge Laplacian on a contact manifold endowed with a family of Riemannian metrics that blow-up the directions transverse to the contact distribution. We apply this to analyze the behavior of global spectral invariants such as the eta-invariant and the determinant of the Laplacian. Time permitting, I...   More >

Cal Forestry Club Presents: Christmas Tree Sale

Sale | December 8 – 13, 2019 every day | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. |  South Side of Mulford Hall

 Cal Forestry Club

It's time for UC Berkeley Forestry Club's annual Christmas Tree sale! Every year, students travel to the Sierra Nevada to harvest trees donated by Sierra Pacific Industries, which would not normally survive to maturity. Students hand-fall your very own holiday tree! The species that are to be harvested are white fir and incense-cedar. Other species can be requested, but may not be available...   More >

Understanding the Process II: A Deeper Dive (BEUHS551)

Workshop | December 10 | 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Ed Center

 Mary Kelly, Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor/Disability Specialist, Be Well at Work - Disability Management

 Be Well at Work - Disability Management

Deeper Dive

Disability Management: Understanding the Process II-A Deeper Dive. This workshop is a hands-on continuation and application of concepts learned in the Disability Management: Understanding the Process workshop. Participants will have the opportunity to work through 'real' case scenarios, suggested by participants, we will...

- Do detailed analysis of work restrictions
- Identify...   More >

December Open Berkeley Site Builder Training

Workshop | December 10 | 9:30-11:30 a.m. | 104A Banway Building

 2111 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94720

 Information Services and Technology (IST)

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

The Future of Airports

Presentation | December 10 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | 412 McLaughlin Hall

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

Ten groups of students from the highly popular CE 153 Airport Design Class will present their final term projects. Project themes cover an interesting spectrum of real-time aviation problems, and futuristic concepts. Real-time themes range from topics such as redesigning airports to address climate change, analysis of delays using machine learning, airport-apron energy use consumption, and...   More >

Crossing Barriers: From Transmembrane Processes to Molecular Machines

Seminar | December 10 | 10-11 a.m. | 775 Tan Hall

 Dr. James Cooper

 College of Chemistry

Certificate Program in Business Analysis Online Information Session

Information Session | December 10 | 11-11:30 a.m. |  Online

 Tim Bombosch, Ph.D.

 UC Berkeley Extension

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

  Register online

Universal Alkene Functionalization as an Aspirational Driver

Seminar | December 10 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Keary Engle, The Scripps Research Institute

 College of Chemistry

Vicinal (1,2-disubstituted) functional group motifs are ubiquitous in structurally complex small molecules that are of academic and industrial importance, including many widely used pharmaceutical agents. Many such functional group combinations, however, remain exceptionally challenging to synthesize. The goal of research in the Engle lab is to develop a general catalytic platform
for alkene and...   More >

Dissertation Talk: Human Intranet: Connecting Wearable and Implantable Devices

Seminar | December 10 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 2108 Allston Way (Berkeley Wireless Research Center), Rabaey room

 Ali Moin, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

With the explosive growth of the smart society and Internet of Things, enormous amounts of information are available in the enhanced world around us and the cyber-world beyond. Hence the traditional human input/output modalities (sight, smell, hearing, taste and touch as inputs, and motor control as output) no longer have the necessary bandwidth or expressiveness to effectively deal with...   More >

Holiday Pop-Up Shop: Brought to you by the Berkeley Art Studio!

Sale | December 10 – 17, 2019 every day | 12-10 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, 3rd floor

 ASUC Art Studio

Browse our selection of artist-made ceramics, drawings, paintings, prints, photographs and jewelry. The shop is open Dec. 10 to 19, from noon to 10 p.m. during the week and noon to 5 p.m. on the weekend. The art studio also sells gift certificates for art classes, which are good for one year and can be applied to any type of class if the fees are the same.

Dissertation Talk: Approaches to Safety in Inverse Reinforcement Learning

Presentation | December 10 | 12-1 p.m. | 337B Cory Hall

 Dexter Scobee

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Dexter Scobee's Dissertation talk on "Approaches to Safety in Inverse Reinforcement Learning"

Mindfulness Meditation Group

Meeting | February 20, 2018 – January 5, 2021 every Tuesday | 12:15-1 p.m. | 3110 Tang Center, University Health Services

 Tang Center (University Health Services)

The Mindfulness Meditation Group meets every Tuesday at 12:15-1:00 pm at 3110 Tang Center on campus. All campus-affiliated people are welcome to join us on a drop-in basis, no registration or meditation experience necessary. We start with a short reading on meditation practice, followed by 30 minutes of silent sitting, and end with a brief discussion period.

Modernizing the Columbia River Treaty: The role of adaptive management in an international water management agreement

Colloquium | December 10 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Tyler Nodine, Canadian Studies

 Canadian Studies Program (CAN))

The Columbia River Treaty (CRT) is a nearly 60-year-old agreement between the U.S and Canada that has been recognized globally as a model for international cooperation on hydropower and flood control objectives. However, the treaty has also had detrimental social and environmental implications. Now the Treaty is being renegotiated and adaptive management may help optimize multiple objectives in...   More >

Product Development Program Info Session Webinar

Information Session | December 10 | 2-3 p.m. |  Zoom Webinar

 Dr. Keith Alexander, Executive Director, Product Development Program

 Department of Chemical Engineering

Applications for Fall 2021 are now open and will close on Friday, January 10, 2020. Come and virtually meet the Product Development Program's Executive Director, Dr. Keith Alexander, and a current student to learn more about our professional 9-month Master's program in Chemical Engineering. This webinar will be recorded and shared at the end of the event.

Register here:...   More >

War in Raqqa: Rhetoric vs. Reality

Special Event | October 22 – December 20, 2019 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 2-5 p.m. |  2224 Piedmont (Center for Digital Archaeology )

 Human Rights Center

Experience photographs, videos, open source investigations, and 360° Virtual Reality that document the assault on Raqqa, Syria by coalition forces in 2017. The show draws on Amnesty International's investigations, supported by students in UC Berkeley's Human Rights Investigations Lab and the Digital Verification Corps worldwide. Immerse yourself in video, testimonials, satellite imagery and maps...   More >

Monkey Business: Modeling the Biology of Complex Human Social Behavior

Seminar | December 10 | 2:30-4 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center

 Michael Platt, Director, Wharton Neuroscience Initiative; Department of Neuroscience, Perelman School of Medicine; University of Pennsylvania

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Arithmetic Geometry and Number Theory Seminar: Birch and Swinnerton-Dyer Formula for modular forms of arbitrary weight in the cases of analytic ranks 0 and 1

Seminar | December 10 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Dimitar Jetchev, EPFL and Inpher, Inc.

 Department of Mathematics

I will report on recent results on the computation of the $p$-part of the leading term of the $L$-function of a modular form of arbitrary weight at the central point in the cases when the order of vanishing is at most 1. Unlike the classical case of weight 2 modular forms, qualitatively different arguments are needed in the higher-weight case. After explaining the difference, I will indicate how...   More >

Birth Strike: The Hidden Fight Over Women's Work

Lecture | December 10 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 602 Barrows Hall

 Jenny Brown

 Department of Gender and Women's Studies

Birth Strike “Lays bare how U.S. politics around race and immigration are closely connected to the struggle for reproductive freedom, both in the past and today. You will never think about reproductive rights in the same way again.”

—Ibram X. Kendi, author, Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America and How to Be an Antiracist, director, Antiracist Research...   More >

Certificate Program in Clinical Research Conduct and Management

Information Session | December 10 | 4-5 p.m. | 212 UC Berkeley Extension (Golden Bear Center)

 UC Berkeley Extension

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

  Register online

Holiday Pachanga: and Mercado Navideño

Reception | December 10 | 4-6 p.m. |  Latinx Research Center

 2547 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Latinx Research Center, Chicanx [& Latinx] Studies Program

Celebrate the semester's end with colleagues, community, and friends at The Latinx Research Center's annual Holiday Pachanga.

We'll have food, music, and a Mercado Navideño featuring local artists and vendors selling original and handmade gifts including jewelry, healing goods, clothing, and more.

Archives of Migration: Film screening, reading, and discussion with the audience

Performing Arts - Other | December 10 | 6-9 p.m. |  Goethe-Institut

 530 Bush Street, San Francisco, CA 94108

 Mervete Bobaj; Dan Thy Nguyen

 Institute of European Studies, German Historical Institute Washington- Pacific Regional Office Berkeley, Goethe-Institut

This evening with cultural activists Mervete Bobaj (Berlin) and Dan Thy Nguyen (Hamburg) is part of two-day symposium. The event is structured around the theme of archives of migration and the role of knowledge transmission. This focus seems extremely relevant in light of recent developments that urgently require innovative approaches, yet tend to replicate failed models. The European refugee...   More >

  RSVP online by December 9.

International Grad Happy Hour

Social Event | December 10 – 17, 2019 every Tuesday | 6:30-7:30 p.m. |  Raleigh's

 2438 Telegraph Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Come take a break from your studies and connect with the international graduate community on campus! These weekly happy hour meetups are a great chance to relax and socialize with other international grads.

Improve your Public Speaking with Toast of Berkeley

Course | December 10 – 17, 2019 every Tuesday | 7-8:30 p.m. | 650 Barrows Hall

 Visiting Scholar and Postdoc Affairs

Take advantage of the opportunity to visit Toast of Berkeley, a Toastmasters Club right here on the Berkeley campus.

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Jacobs Winter Design Showcase

Tour/Open House | December 11 – 12, 2019 every day |  Jacobs Hall

 Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation

On Wednesday, December 11, and Thursday, December 12, please join the Jacobs Institute for the Jacobs Winter Design Showcase. At this open house, you can meet student designers, check out innovations in fields from health to mobility, and celebrate the semester over conversation and refreshments. Student projects will engage topics from biodesign and social impact to mobility and prosthetics.

Cal Forestry Club Presents: Christmas Tree Sale

Sale | December 8 – 13, 2019 every day | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. |  South Side of Mulford Hall

 Cal Forestry Club

It's time for UC Berkeley Forestry Club's annual Christmas Tree sale! Every year, students travel to the Sierra Nevada to harvest trees donated by Sierra Pacific Industries, which would not normally survive to maturity. Students hand-fall your very own holiday tree! The species that are to be harvested are white fir and incense-cedar. Other species can be requested, but may not be available...   More >

Computer Health Matters: User Friendly Workstations (BEUHS400)

Workshop | December 11 | 9-10 a.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

 Greg Ryan, Be Well at Work - Ergonomics

 Be Well at Work - Ergonimics

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

  Register online

New American Narrative on the Peopling of America

Seminar | December 11 | 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 John R. Weeks, San Diego State University; Héctor Tobar, UC Irvine

 Institute of European Studies, German Historical Institute Washington - Pacific Regional Office, Zolberg Institute on Migration and Mobility, Berkeley Interdisciplinary Migration Initiative

John R. Weeks, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Geography and Director of the International Population Center at San Diego State University and Héctor Tobar, Author, Journalist, Associate Professor UC Irvine will co-teach an interdisciplinary seminar for students interested in exploring and understanding new (and old) narratives of immigration. UC Berkeley undergraduate and graduate students,...   More >

  RSVP online

New Functions in Organic Materials through Molecular Designs

Seminar | December 11 | 10-11 a.m. | 775 Tan Hall

 Yun Liu, Ph.D., Department of Chemistry and Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL

 College of Chemistry

The synergy between synthetic chemistry and physical organic concepts inspires new opportunities for organic materials. This seminar will detail how concept-driven molecular design approaches for organic materials enable new topologies and properties for applications ranging from salt extraction to renewable electrolytes. The first part of the talk will discuss the design of a three-dimensional...   More >

Keyboards and Mice: Ergonomic Alternatives (BEUHS401)

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

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

 Be Well at Work - Ergonimics

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

  Register online

Power and Energy Seminar: Time-of-use rate plans to create a smarter energy future.

Seminar | December 11 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 380 Soda Hall

 Susan Norris, PG&E

 IEEE PELS/PES/IAS

Many California residential electric customers are transitioning to Time-of-Use (TOU) rate plans as part of statewide efforts to create a smarter energy future and healthier environment while balancing the need to keep customer rates affordable. PG&E will soon transition eligible customers from their standard tiered rate plan to the new “Time-of-Use Peak Pricing 4-9p.m. Every Day”. Learn more...   More >

Public Income Support and Health at Older Ages: A Demography Brown Bag Talk

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

 Emma Aguila, Professor, Sol Price School of Public Policy, University of Southern California

 Population Science, Department of Demography

Emma Aguila is an Assistant Professor at the USC Sol Price School of Public of Policy. Her research interests include pension reform, saving for retirement, access to social security benefits and healthcare for vulnerable elderly population, and the interrelation between socioeconomic status and health.

Research Experience for Undergrads (REU) Info Talks

Panel Discussion | December 11 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

 Office of Undergraduate Research

This is a great opportunity for undergrads to come and learn from grad students and professors about research experiences for undergrads (REUs) around the nation and especially within UC Berkeley and the UC System. We will provide information about how to apply, where to apply, and what skills to highlight. This event is open to all and will provide a focus on those opportunities available for...   More >

Explaining urban transformations through Roman pottery: the case of Carthago Nova (Southeastern Spain)

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

 Alejandro Quevedo, UC Berkeley Roman Material Culture Laboratory

 Archaeological Research Facility

This lecture explores Carthago Nova’s urban reality during the 2nd and 3rd centuries AD based on the archaeological record and taking into account the stratigraphic sequences and the material culture, especially the pottery.

Holiday Pop-Up Shop: Brought to you by the Berkeley Art Studio!

Sale | December 10 – 17, 2019 every day | 12-10 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, 3rd floor

 ASUC Art Studio

Browse our selection of artist-made ceramics, drawings, paintings, prints, photographs and jewelry. The shop is open Dec. 10 to 19, from noon to 10 p.m. during the week and noon to 5 p.m. on the weekend. The art studio also sells gift certificates for art classes, which are good for one year and can be applied to any type of class if the fees are the same.

No MVZ Lunch Seminar

Seminar | December 11 | 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 >

Chamber Music: Noon Concert Series

Performing Arts - Music | December 11 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall | Note change in date

 Department of Music

David Milnes, Music Director

Free. No reserved seating.

Doors: 12:00pm
Concert: 12:15-1pm

Homebuying: What you Need to Know (BEUHS341)

Workshop | December 11 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club

 Carla Higgins, Realtor

 Be Well at Work - Work/Life

Thinking about buying a first home? Not sure where to start?
Join Realtor Carla Higgins to learn about:
• the homebuying process
• sources of down-payment and closing-cost assistance
• credit repair
• mortgage types
• who should be on your homebuying team
• the benefits of homebuyer education
• more

BIO: Carla is an experienced Realtor with 19 years’ experience, a single mother of 3...   More >

  Enroll online

Microsoft Access Form Design

Course | December 11 | 1:30-4 p.m. | 28 University Hall

 Human Resources

This course details the process of creating new Form objects in a Microsoft Access database. Emphasis is placed on core functional concepts of data transmission to Tables, Controls and Control properties, design and formatting, and calculated Controls. • Understand the purpose and interdependencies of the six major database object types. • Understand the functional concepts of Form objects such...   More >

  Register online

Seminar 251: “Regulated Revenue and Hospital Behavior”

Seminar | December 11 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall | Note change in date

 David Silver, Princeton

 Center for Labor Economics

War in Raqqa: Rhetoric vs. Reality

Special Event | October 22 – December 20, 2019 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 2-5 p.m. |  2224 Piedmont (Center for Digital Archaeology )

 Human Rights Center

Experience photographs, videos, open source investigations, and 360° Virtual Reality that document the assault on Raqqa, Syria by coalition forces in 2017. The show draws on Amnesty International's investigations, supported by students in UC Berkeley's Human Rights Investigations Lab and the Digital Verification Corps worldwide. Immerse yourself in video, testimonials, satellite imagery and maps...   More >

Film Screening - The Long Shadow

Film - Documentary | December 11 | 2-5 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium

 john powell, Othering and Belonging Institute; Frances Causey

 400 Years of Resistance to Slavery and Injustice

Of all the divisions in America, none is as insidious and destructive as racism. In this powerful documentary, the filmmakers, both privileged daughters of the South, who were haunted by their families slave owning pasts, passionately seek the hidden truth and the untold stories of how America—guided by the South's powerful political influence—steadily, deliberately and at times secretly,...   More >

SPH Holiday Party

Social Event | December 11 | 2-4 p.m. |  Hillside Club, 2286 Cedar Street, Berkeley

 2286 Cedar Street, Berkeley, CA

 Public Health, School of

Berkeley Public Health staff, faculty and student workers are invited to the Hillside Club for our annual holiday party (with light refreshments and merriment)! There will be a modest raffle---you must be present to win! The Hillside Club is a 5-10 minute walk from Berkeley Way West; limited street parking is available. Volunteers to host the event and donations for the raffle needed~let us know...   More >

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 >

Toward Food Security and Sustainability: Nanotechnology for Plant Genome Engineering

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

 Gozde Demirer, PhD student in the Landry Group; Jackie Maslyn, PhD student in the Balsara Group

 College of Chemistry

Holiday Pop-Up Shop Members' Preview

Special Event | December 11 | 4-7 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden, Julia Morgan Hall

 Botanical Garden

Enjoy holiday shopping for nature-inspired gifts at our special holiday shopping party. Warm
yourself by the fire in the Garden’s Julia Morgan Hall and sip on a cup of hot spiced cider
while you choose from a curated selection of gifts from local vendors and beyond.
Proceeds from your holiday purchases directly benefit the Botanical Garden.
This event is an exclusive benefit for UC Botanical...   More >

  Register online

Toward Food Security and Sustainability: Nanotechnology for Plant Genome Engineering / Lithium Plating and Stripping through a Solid Block Copolymer Electrolyte

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

 Gozde Demirer, PhD student in the Landry Group; Jackie Maslyn, PhD student in the Balsara Group

 College of Chemistry

Toward a New American Narrative on the Peopling of America

Lecture | December 11 | 5-8 p.m. | David Brower Center, Goldman Theater

 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 John R. Weeks, San Diego State University; Hector Tobar, University of California, Ivine

 Irene Bloemraad, University of California, Berkeley

 Institute of European Studies, German Historical Institute Washingthon - Pacific Regional Office, Zolberg Institute on Migration and Mobility, Berkeley Interdisciplinary Migration Initiative

This event features two speakers: John R. Weeks, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Geography and Director of the International Population Center at San Diego State University, and Héctor Tobar, Author, Journalist, Associate Professor UC Irvine.

The discussion after the lectures will be moderate by Irene Bloomberg, Chair of Canadian Studies & Director of the Berkeley Interdisciplinary...   More >

  RSVP online by December 10.

Holiday iMix

Social Event | December 11 | 5-7 p.m. | Bechtel Engineering Center, Garbarini Lounge

 Berkeley International Office(BIO)), College of Engineering

The weather is starting to turn, finals are approaching, and the holiday season is finally here! Join us at our upcoming Holiday iMix event to celebrate the winter season with a beloved holiday tradition and creative outlet: gingerbread house decorating! This event is open to the Cal international community and beyond, and will involve festive snacks, holiday crafts, and more.

Please

San Francisco World History Reading Group: The Fate of Rome: Climate, Disease, and the End of an Empire by Kyle Harper

Meeting | December 11 | 5-7 p.m. |  Civic Center Secondary School

 1995 Golden Gate Ave, San Francisco, CA 94102

 ORIAS (Office of Resources for International and Area Studies)

Teachers in ORIAS World History Reading Groups read one book each month within a global studies theme. Participants meet monthly to eat and spend two hours in collegial conversation. It is a relaxing, intellectually rich atmosphere for both new and experienced teachers.

 This event is for k-14 teachers.

  Register online or or by emailing Shane Carter at orias@berkeley.edu

Evergreen Wreath Workshop

Workshop | December 11 | 6-8 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Create a one-of-a-kind beautiful and festive wreath or garland to add to your holiday decorations. Greens from the Garden's global plant collection and other natural adornments are included as well as a reusable wire wreath form. Be sure to bring your own hand pruners and gloves.

$65 Adult, $55 UCBG Member Adult

  Register online

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.

The King of Comedy

Film - Feature | December 11 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

In a review for the Village Voice, J. Hoberman called The King of Comedy the “richest, most intelligent Hollywood movie of 1983. . . . Between them, Scorsese, Robert De Niro and screenwriter Paul Zimmerman have created an American archetype: Rupert Pupkin . . . the celebrity-crazed would-be standup comedian who attaches himself to TV talk-show host Jerry Lewis. . . . The King of Comedy is a...   More >

Full: Strange Connections

Performing Arts - Music | December 11 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Three duets span global performance practices. Movement artist and storyteller Leonard Pitt and composer, performer, and instrument inventor Paul Dresher perform together for the first time since 1983, creating a new work. Sarod player Manik Khan, son of Ali Akbar Khan, is joined by tabla player Sudhakar Vaidyanathan to perform Indian classical music. And dancer Tandy Beal performs two new works...   More >