<< January 2020 >>

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

New Year's Day: Garden Closed

Miscellaneous | January 1 |  UC Botanical Garden

 Marykaren Mrowka

 Botanical Garden

The Garden is closed for the New Year's Day holiday.

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Garden Closed

Miscellaneous | January 1, 2019 – January 7, 2020 the first Tuesday of the month every month |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

The garden is closed on the first Tuesday of every month.

-Why is the Garden Closed one day a month?
For the safety of the public and the safety of the collection, the Garden’s Horticultural staff need one day per month to complete jobs that may pose safety risks to visitors, such as dropping tree limbs, renovating paths, or controlling pests.

-I’m only in Berkeley for one day from...   More >

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.

Microsoft Excel VBA Function Programming

Workshop | January 7 | 1:30-4 p.m. | 28 University Hall

 Human Resources

This course details the process by which custom, user-defined functions are created using the Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) programming language. Once defined, VBA functions may be used in Microsoft Excel to produce custom calculated outcomes that extend beyond the capabilities of the standard Excel function library. Learning Objectives * Understand the VBA Project hierarchy and...   More >

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Thursday, January 9, 2020

Urban Displacement Project Symposium: Predicting neighborhood change using big data and machine learning: Implications for theory, methods, and practice

Conference/Symposium | January 9 – 10, 2020 every day | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Doe Library, 190 Doe Library

 Berkeley Institute for Data Science

This symposium will convene an international group of urban researchers with deep interests in data science and neighborhood change. Despite decades of research on neighborhood change, there has been little corresponding methodological development: studies still tend to either rely primarily on ...   More >

Friday, January 10, 2020

Urban Displacement Project Symposium: Predicting neighborhood change using big data and machine learning: Implications for theory, methods, and practice

Conference/Symposium | January 9 – 10, 2020 every day | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Doe Library, 190 Doe Library

 Berkeley Institute for Data Science

This symposium will convene an international group of urban researchers with deep interests in data science and neighborhood change. Despite decades of research on neighborhood change, there has been little corresponding methodological development: studies still tend to either rely primarily on ...   More >

Pine Tree: Brushpainting with Karen LeGault

Workshop | January 10 | 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

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Tuesday, January 14, 2020

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.

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

RAPDP - Intermediate - Non-Federal Cost Policy and Compliance

Workshop | January 15 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | 24 University Hall

 Human Resources

Synopsis: An intermediate workshop that builds upon Federal Cost Policy and Compliance by using case studies to explore the types of terms and conditions often found in non-Federal sponsored agreements. Learning Objectives: • Recognize the obligation to spend and report in accordance with the agreement • Identify the RA’s responsibilities regarding financial compliance (from cradle to grave) •...   More >

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Tuesday, January 21, 2020

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.

Physical Chemistry Seminar

Seminar | January 21 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Physical Chemistry Seminar Speaker

 College of Chemistry

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

RAPDP - Specialty - Cost Share

Workshop | January 22 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | 24 University Hall

 Human Resources

Synopsis: A specialty workshop that details the processes for proposing, setting up, tracking, and reporting on cost share commitments to a sponsored project. Learning Objectives: • Define what cost sharing is and identify applicable policies • Describe the PI and RA roles in securing, monitoring and reporting on cost share commitments • Identify the risks of non-compliance to the campus,...   More >

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Thursday, January 23, 2020

Division of Neurobiology and H. Wills Neuroscience Institute

Seminar | January 23 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

 Ona Bloom, Feinstein Institute

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Friday, January 24, 2020

Sunday, January 26, 2020

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra: Pinchas Zukerman, conductor and violin

Performing Arts - Music | January 26 | 3-5 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Cal Performances

Program:
Beethoven/Overture to Egmont
Mozart/Violin Concerto No. 5, Turkish
Tchaikovsky/Symphony No. 5

$38–$125 (prices subject to change)

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

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra performs with conductor and violinist Pinchas Zukerman Sunday, January 26, 2020 in Zellerbach Hall.

Monday, January 27, 2020

Structural and Quantitative Biology Seminar

Seminar | January 27 | 4-5 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Amy Palmer, University of Colorado Boulder

 College of Chemistry

ATC Lecture — Amy LaViers, "Dancing with Robots: Expressivity in Natural and Artificial Systems"

Colloquium | January 27 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Osher Theater

 Amy LaViers, Robotics, Automation, and Dance (RAD) Lab

 Center for New Media, CITRIS and the Banatao Institute, Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies, Arts + Design

Movement seems to encode information. How does this work? We know that animals, including humans, use the motion of counterparts to produce coordinated, social behaviors. But how do we resolve the discrete measures of communication and information theory with the continuous laws of motion and mechanics? Answering these questions is critical to developing expressive robotic systems that integrate...   More >

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

William G. Dauben Lectureship

Seminar | January 28 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Jeffrey Bode, ETH Zurich

 College of Chemistry

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.

Microsoft Excel Linking and Referencing Calculations

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

 Human Resources

This course details the process of establishing links between data sources using manual and automated methods. Emphasis is placed on supplemental referencing syntax to establish and manage calculation links. Learning Objectives * Leverage Structured Reference syntax for Table objects. * Utilize Relative and Absolute referencing syntax to effectively replicate calculations. * Link cell values at...   More >

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Physical Chemistry Seminar

Seminar | January 28 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Physical Chemistry Seminar Speaker

 College of Chemistry

UC Berkeley Cloud Computing Meetup

Meeting | August 27, 2019 – August 25, 2020 the last Tuesday of the month every month | 4:30-7 p.m. |  Berkeley SkyDeck Penthouse

 Data Sciences

This meetup is aimed at bringing together students, researchers, faculty, IT staff and the wider local community to learn, share and discuss our work in designing and operating services built on cloud computing architectures.

We will feature speakers and engaging discussions around current issues in cloud computing often with an enterprise focus.

Career Connections: Tech for Good

Social Event | January 28 | 5-7 p.m. | Career Center (2440 Bancroft Way), Blue and Gold Room

 Cal Alumni Association, Career Center

Seeking alumni and professionals working in a variety of technical roles at social impact oriented organizations/companies, in both nonprofit and for-profit capacities. Examples: Educational Technology, Healthcare, CleanTech, NGO’s, etc.

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

RAPDP - Specialty - Developing Large and Complex Proposals

Workshop | January 29 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | 24 University Hall

 Human Resources

Synopsis: A specialty workshop that integrates topics from other workshops to explore developing larger, more complex proposals, including working with the Berkeley Research Development Office. Learning Objectives: • Identify different types of complex projects and their characteristics • Locate the applicable funding announcement and sponsor guidelines for proposal submission • Identify common...   More >

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Todd Hamilton: A Demography Brown Bag Talk: Title TBA

Colloquium | January 29 | 12-1 p.m. | 2232 Piedmont, Seminar Room

 Todd Hamilton, Professor, Sociology, Princeton University

 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.

Friday, January 31, 2020

Working Group in Ancient Philosophy: Ancient Philosophy Lecture

Lecture | January 31 | 4:10-6 p.m. |  Dwinelle Hall

 Wolfgang Mann, Columbia University

 Townsend Center for the Humanities

Exhibits and Ongoing Events

Photographs by Ken Light: American Stories

Exhibit - Photography | August 28, 2019 – May 15, 2020 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | Stephens Hall, Townsend Center, 220 Stephens

 Townsend Center for the Humanities, Journalism, Graduate School of

In an exhibition of selected works from the past five decades, documentary photographer Ken Light probes social and political issues in America.

 Viewing hours are generally Monday-Friday, 9 am to 4 pm. The exhibit is located in a space also used for events. Please contact the Townsend Center to confirm availability.

The Languages of Berkeley: An Online Exhibition

Exhibit - Multimedia | September 1, 2019 – August 31, 2020 every day |  Free Speech Movement Cafe (Moffitt Library)

 Library, Berkeley Language Center

Celebrates the magnificent diversity of languages that advance research, teaching, and learning at the University of California, Berkeley. It is the point of embarkation for an exciting sequential exhibit that will build on one post per week, showcasing an array of digitized works in the original language chosen by those who work with these languages on a daily basis - librarians, professors,...   More >