<< March 2020 >>

Sunday, March 1, 2020

Women's Gymnastics vs. Arizona

Sport - Intercollegiate - Gymnastics | March 1 | 2 p.m. |  Haas Pavilion

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Women's Gymnastics hosts Arizona at Haas Pavilion.

Louis Lortie, piano

Performing Arts - Music | March 1 | 3-5 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Cal Performances

Liszt/Années de pèlerinage

$52 (prices subject to change)

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

Pianist Louis Lortie performs Sunday, March 1, 2020 in Hertz Hall. (credit: Elias Photography)

Monday, March 2, 2020

WiDS Berkeley

Special Event | March 2 | 8:45 a.m.-4:30 p.m. |  Banatao Auditorium, Sutardja Dai Hall, UC Berkeley

 Information, School of

Women in Data Science is a one-day technical conference bringing together data scientists and professionals from around the globe to discuss the latest research and applications of data science.

BPM 206 Growing as a Coach

Workshop | March 2 | 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. | 24 University Hall

 Human Resources

This workshop is for UC Berkeley Staff. The content provides the fundamental tools and techniques to coach others and give effective feedback to enable employees to do their best work and develop themselves for the future.

Design Field Notes: Aaron Marcus

Lecture | March 2 | 1-2 p.m. | 220 Jacobs Hall

 Aaron Marcus, The Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation

 Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation

This spring, join The Jacobs Institute for our continued Design Field Notes series, held on Mondays from 1-2pm at 220 Jacobs Hall. This event is free and welcome to all students and the public.

Seminar 211, Economic History

Seminar | March 2 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Lisa Cook, Michigan State University

 Department of Economics

Cynthia A. Chan Memorial Lecture: "The Coming of Age of de novo Protein Design"

Lecture | March 2 | 4-5 p.m. |  Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center

 David Baker, University of Washington

 College of Chemistry

Proteins mediate the critical processes of life and beautifully solve the challenges faced during the evolution of modern organisms. Our goal is to design a new generation of proteins that address current day problems not faced during evolution. In contrast to traditional protein engineering efforts, which have focused on modifying naturally occurring proteins, we design new proteins from scratch...   More >

Social Equity in California's Welfare-to-Work Program Implementation

Lecture | March 2 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 116 Haviland Hall

 Social Welfare, School of

Berkeley Social Welfare's Spring Colloquium Series presents:
Social Equity in California's Welfare-to-Work Program Implementation
Lucia Lanfranconi Stamm, Visiting research Scholar, Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts

Real Big

Lecture | March 2 | 6:30-8 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Autumn Knight

 Arts + Design, Department of Art Practice

Presented by the UC Berkeley Department of Art Practice.

Autumn Knight, Interdisciplinary Artist

In this talk, interdisciplinary artist Autumn Knight discusses how a series of performance projects use text and/or improvisation as strategies for survival within the institutional space. Looking at recent and ongoing works, Knight will discuss the breadth of concerns at work (or play) in this...   More >


Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Garden Closed

Special Event | January 7 – December 1, 2020 the first Tuesday of the month every month |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

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

-Why is the Garden Closed two days a month?
For the safety of the public and the safety of the collection, the Garden’s Horticultural staff need two days 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...   More >

TechCrunch Sessions: Robotics + AI

Conference/Symposium | March 3 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | 101 Zellerbach Hall

 Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership, TechCrunch

Join 1000+ robotics/AI enthusiasts and researchers for TC Sessions: Robotics+AI on March 3, 2020 at UC Berkeley. Save 15% on tickets when you use code FUNG before early bird sale ends on February 15.

Labor Lunch Seminar: "Topic Forthcoming"

Seminar | March 3 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Yotam Shem-Tov, Berkeley/UCLA

 Center for Labor Economics

Seminar 217, Risk Management: Topic Forthcoming

Seminar | March 3 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Alex Bernstein, UCSB

 Consortium for Data Analytics in Risk


People and Organization Development at UCB

Meeting | March 3 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 303 Doe Library

 Shirley Giraldo, Informal & Social Learning Lead, People & Culture


Discover FREE professional development opportunities for UCB staff during this engaging presentation. How to leverage informal and social learning to build your skills and enhance your career will also be covered. You will walk away knowing how to: gain new experience to develop your skills, expand your network, and tips for staying ahead with informal learning.

Matrix On Point: Election Manipulation

Panel Discussion | March 3 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 820 Barrows Hall

 Sarah Anzia, Michelle J. Schwartz Associate Professor of Public Policy & Associate Professor of Political Science, UC Berkeley Department of Political Science; Bertrall Ross, Chancellor's Professor of Law, Berkeley School of Law; Eric Schickler, Professor, Jeffrey & Ashley McDermott Endowed Chair, UC Berkeley Department of Political Science

 Social Science Matrix, Institute of Governmental Studies

This Matrix On Point, scheduled on Super Tuesday, will consider a wide range of issues related to the security and fairness of our elections. Co-sponsored by the Institute of Governmental Studies.

  RSVP online

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.

Seminar 218, Psychology and Economics: Other-regarding Preferences and Redistributive Politics

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

 Ernst Fehr, University of Zurich

 Department of Economics

Seminar 237, Macroeconomics: Joint with International Trade and Finance

Seminar | March 3 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall | Note change in time

 Virgiliu Midrigan, Professor, New York University

 Department of Economics

Physical Chemistry Seminar

Seminar | March 3 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Kevin Wilson, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

 College of Chemistry

Chester W. Nimitz Memorial Lecture: Today's Disruptive Technologies and Their Impact on US National Security Strategy

Lecture | March 3 | 4-5:30 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium

 General Ellen Pawlikowski, Former Commander, Air Force Material Command

 Military Sciences Program (ROTC)

The Fleet Admiral Chester W. Nimitz Memorial Lectureship was established in 1983 to enhance the spirit of collegiality and sense of community to the University through the multi-disciplinary subject matter of national security affairs. Each year a speaker is nominated by the midshipmen and cadets of the Military Affairs Department. The lectureship provides a better and fuller understanding and...   More >

Seminar 271, Development: Tba

Seminar | March 3 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Nick Tsivanidis, UC Berkeley

 Department of Economics

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Free Wednesday at the Garden

Special Event | January 2, 2019 – December 2, 2020 the first Wednesday of the month every month |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Every first Wednesday at the Garden is free admission day.

Lecture with Jeremy Braddock

Lecture | March 4 | Wheeler Hall, 300 Wheeler Hall

 Department of English, Department of Comparative Literature

More details to come!

BSAC Research Review Spring 2020, UC Berkeley, March 4-5

Conference/Symposium | March 4 – 5, 2020 every day | 8 a.m.-6 p.m. | Bechtel Engineering Center, Sibley Auditorium

 Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center (BSAC)

Certificate Program in Human Resource Management Online Information Session

Information Session | March 4 | 11-11:30 a.m. |  Online

 UC Berkeley Extension

Discover how this certificate, approved by the Human Resource Certification Institute, can help you make the most of growing opportunities in human resource management.

  Register online

NASA Berkeley Aviation Data Science Seminar

Lecture | January 22 – May 6, 2020 every Wednesday | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Berkeley Institute for Data Science, UAM@Berkeley, Berkeley Institute of Transportation Studies

The NASA Berkeley Aviation Data Science Seminar Series, launched in spring 2020, is held weekly on Wednesdays in Stanley 106, at 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM, from January 22 through May 6.

Discovery Station: Newts and Pond Insects

Special Event | March 4 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Newts return! Each year, the winter rains prompt newts to migrate to the Garden’s Japanese Pool where their mating behaviors can be easily observed. Docents will be on hand to provide garden visitors with an up-close look at newts at all stages of their life cycle, and to answer questions about these amazing and adorable animals. Free with Garden admission.

Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon: Art + Feminism and Race + Justice

Workshop | March 4 | 12-5 p.m. | 405 Moffitt Undergraduate Library


Wikimedia’s race and gender trouble is well-documented. While the reasons for the gap are up for debate, the practical effect of this disparity is not: content is skewed by the lack of participation by women and underrepresented groups. This adds up to an alarming absence in an important repository of shared knowledge.

Let’s change that. Join us in 405 Moffitt Library on Wednesday, March 4...   More >

 A Cal ID card is required to enter Moffitt. The Library attempts to offer programs in accessible, barrier-free settings. If you think you may require disability-related accommodations, please contact the event sponsor -- ideally at least two weeks prior t

Townsend Center Book Chat with Catherine Flynn: James Joyce and the Matter of Paris

Lecture | March 4 | 12-1 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens

 Townsend Center for the Humanities

Catherine Flynn explores the ways in which James Joyce's imaginative consciousness was shaped by the paradigmatic city of European urban modernity.

Your Values at Work

Workshop | March 4 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 198 University Hall

 Human Resources

Values contribute to the meaning and satisfaction we find in work. This workshop offers a chance to clarify your highest-priority work related values, and explore avenues for enhancing alignment in your values and your work.

  Register online

Noon Concert Series: Graduate Student Composers

Performing Arts - Music | March 4 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

Space, interaction, improvisation
Music 203 students present new music

Since 1953 the Noon Concert Series has featured a variety of performance from Music students, faculty, and guest musicians.

11:55 - Doors Open
12:15 - Start

FREE admission

Certificate Program in Paralegal Studies Online Information Session

Information Session | March 4 | 12-12:30 p.m. |  Online

 UC Berkeley Extension

UC Berkeley Extension’s Certificate Program in Paralegal Studies</a> is a comprehensive, accelerated course of study that is designed by paralegals for paralegals and taught by practicing attorneys.

  Register online

Plant and Microbial Biology Seminar: Arnon Lecture: Towards Molecular Movies of Photosynthesis "in Action" with X-Ray Free Electron Lasers

Seminar | March 4 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall

 Petra Fromme, Center Director and Professor, Biodesign Center for Applied Structural Discovery, Arizona State University

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

Dr. Petra Fromme received her B.S. (Vordiplom) and M.S. (Diplom) in Biochemistry from the Free University of Berlin, received her Ph.D. in chemistry and did her habilitation in physical chemistry at the Technical University of Berlin.

Petra Fromme

Ravi Bellamkonda, 2020 Distinguished Lecture in Bioengineering

Seminar | March 4 | 3-5 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium

 Ravi Bellamkonda, Duke University

 Bioengineering (BioE)

Professor, Biomedical Engineering,
Vinik Dean of the Pratt School of Engineering,
Duke University

Bellamkonda's research explores the interplay of biomaterials and the nervous system for the development of peripheral nerve regeneration, brain electrode interfacing, and brain tumor therapies.

Weekly Coffee Break

Social Event | January 22 – May 6, 2020 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 >

TDPS presents The New Play Reading Series | Sombras, Nada Mas by Megan [Xol] Xotchilt Espinoza

Performing Arts - Theater | March 4 | 5-7 p.m. | B4 Dwinelle Hall

 Megan [Xol] Xotchilt Espinoza

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

TDPS and the New Play Reading Series present Sombras, Nada Mas, envisioned and written by Megan [Xol] Xotchilt Espinoza.

Bienvenida is undergoing the transition between a life where she suffered from dementia and a death where she is able to remember everything. We journey through her granddaughter, Soledad's, and her relationship in time to understand when the forgetting began.

Baseball vs. Michigan

Sport - Intercollegiate - Baseball/Softball | March 4 | 6 p.m. |  Evans Field

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Baseball hosts Michigan at Evans Diamond.

Toastmasters on Campus Club: Learn public speaking

Workshop | January 15 – December 16, 2020 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.

Find out more at toastmasters.org or just drop by one of our meetings to get started.

Toastmasters on Campus has earned Toastmasters' highest honor, the...   More >


Lecture | March 4 | 6:30-8 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

WED, MAR 4, 6:30pm. Join us for a talk with the 2019 recipient of the Arcus/Places Prize. Open to all!

AIA Joukowsky Lecture - Investigating a Minoan coastal town in east Crete: new work at Palaikastro, 2012-16

Lecture | March 4 | 7-9 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Carl Knappett, Walter Graham/ Homer Thompson Chair in Aegean Prehistory, Department of Art, University of Toronto

 San Francisco Society of the Archaeological Institute of America

Palaikastro is one of the most intensively excavated settlements of Minoan Crete. Yet, we still understand relatively little of its urban organization, and how the town fit in its wider landscape. In this talk I report on a five-year project (2012-16) that has conducted excavations in a new neighborhood on the edge of town, while also applying techniques of landscape analysis to look at the...   More >

Thursday, March 5, 2020

BSAC Research Review Spring 2020, UC Berkeley, March 4-5

Conference/Symposium | March 4 – 5, 2020 every day | 8 a.m.-6 p.m. | Bechtel Engineering Center, Sibley Auditorium

 Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center (BSAC)

BPM 108 Recruiting and Hiring Staff

Workshop | March 5 | 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. | 24 University Hall

 Human Resources

This workshop is for UC Berkeley Staff. The content covers how to effectively recruit and hire staff based on federal and state regulations and UC policies to conduct consistent, legal, and fair hiring processes through all stages of the full-cycle recruitment process.

Certificate Program in Leadership and Management Online Information Session

Information Session | March 5 | 11-11:30 a.m. |  Online

 UC Berkeley Extension

Find out how this certificate can help you build the essential skills for effective management and make a tangible difference in your career.

  Register online

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology Seminar

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

 **Cindy Poo**, Champalimaud Foundation

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Mindful Awareness: Guided Meditations

Miscellaneous | February 6 – April 30, 2020 every Thursday | 12-1 p.m. | 5400 Berkeley Way West

 Jeffrey Oxendine

 Institute of Personality and Social Research

Focus the mind. Foster creativity, resilience, and well-being. These meetings are free and open to faculty, staff, and students. All are welcome to drop in on Thursdays at noon throughout the spring semester.

Oliver E. Williamson Seminar

Seminar | March 5 | 12-1:30 p.m. | N470 Haas School of Business

 Joseph Altonji, Thomas DeWitt Cuyler Professor of Economics, Yale University

 Haas School of Business

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 >

Certificate Program in Marketing Online Information Session

Information Session | March 5 | 12-12:30 p.m. |  Online

 UC Berkeley Extension

Find out how UC Berkeley Extension equips you with a solid understanding of marketing’s most up-to-date concepts and techniques. For more information, visit the Certificate Program in Marketing.

  Register online

The New Eagle Creek Saloon

Lecture | March 5 | 12-1:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Sadie Barnette; Dena Beard

 Arts + Design

Sadie Barnette, Artist
Dena Beard, Executive Director, The Lab

For The New Eagle Creek Saloon, artist Sadie Barnette reimagined her father’s bar, the first black-owned gay bar in San Francisco. From 1990 to 1993 Rodney Barnette operated the Eagle Creek Saloon, a family-run business that served a multiracial gay community marginalized by the racist profiling practices of San Francisco’s bar...   More >

Sadie Barnette and Dena Beard

Creating and Sustaining Your Mindfulness Practice (BEUHS067)

Workshop | March 5 | 12:10-1:15 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club

 Julia Anable, PhD, Employee Assistance Counselor, Be Well at Work - Employee Assistance

 Be Well at Work - Employee Assistance

Sometimes getting started is the hardest part!

Join Be Well at Work psychologist Julia Anable, PhD, for an interactive workshop designed to meet you where you are in your mindfulness practice - especially if "where you are" is full of good intentions you have yet to transform into actual actions.

In this workshop, you will learn and practice enjoyable mindfulness exercises that will...   More >

  Enroll online

IB/CCB Seminar: Implementing Pharmacogenomics for American Indian/Alaska Native People

Seminar | March 5 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Katrina Claw, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

 Department of Integrative Biology

Seminar 251: “Topic Forthcoming"

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

 Center for Labor Economics

Building the post 1949 State in China and Taiwan: Bureaucratic, Campaign, and Performative Modalities

Colloquium | March 5 | 4-6 p.m. | Institute of East Asian Studies (Golden Bear Center, 1995 University Ave., 5th floor), IEAS Conference Room

 Julia C. Strauss, Professor of Chinese Politics, University of London

 Brooks Jessup, Visiting Lecturer, Department of History, UC Berkeley

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

By the late 1950s, the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and Republic of China (ROC) stood as exemplars of success for both “revolutionary” and “conservative” variants of the modern state. However, in 1949 these two regimes had an overlooked yet substantial amount in common in structure and state building agendas. Both were highly militarized Leninist single party states that needed to...   More >

Reimagining the Practice of Citizenship: The Visuals of the Unruly Youth in Thailand

Lecture | March 5 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Penchan Phoborisut, Assistant Professor of Communication, CSU Fullerton

 Center for Southeast Asia Studies

Thailand, once a thriving democracy, is now dominated by the military. However, while old conservative groups hold on, young Thais are speaking their minds. This talk examines the visual communication that intersects the younger generation of Thais who reimagine ways to express their political opinions and define the relationship they would like to have with politicians and the state.

Penchan Phoborisut

Silk, gold, and glass: Upper Mustang and Nepal and the Silk Roads after 400 CE

Lecture | March 5 | 5-7 p.m. | 315 Wheeler Hall

 Mark Aldenderfer, Distinguished Professor and John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Endowed Chair, UC Merced

 Tang Center for Silk Road Studies

The high Himalayan valley of Upper Mustang today appears isolated and remote. But more than 1600 years ago, the settlements of Upper Mustang participated in an extensive trade network that ultimately connected them to the fabled Silk Road. Not only did exotic objects find their way in to the region, but new ideas and religious practices appeared in mortuary rites and rituals and which reflect a...   More >

Career Connections: Health Professions

Social Event | March 5 | 6-8 p.m. | Career Center (2440 Bancroft Way), Blue and Gold Room

 Cal Alumni Association, Career Center

Seeking physicians, physician assistants, nurses, nurse practitioners, and other professionals in the healthcare field to share their wisdom and practical advice with students aspiring to be healthcare professionals.

International Grad Happy Hour

Social Event | January 23 – May 14, 2020 every Thursday | 6:30-8:30 p.m. |  Raleigh's

 2438 Telegraph Ave, 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.

Join the

Cal at the Golden State Warriors: (vs. Toronto Raptors)

Special Event | March 5 | 7:30-10 p.m. |  Chase Center

  , San Francisco, CA

 Cal Alumni Association

Attend Cal's annual celebration of the Golden State Warriors—at the new Chase Center in San Francisco. Each ticket includes the opportunity to shoot a free throw on the court after the game, and proceeds support Cal Alumni Association's Alumni Scholars Program. Promo Code - CAL

Friday, March 6, 2020

Spring 2020 IES Undergraduate Research Conference: European Identities: Past, Present, Future

Conference/Symposium | March 6 | 223 Moses Hall

 Institute of European Studies

The Institute of European Studies is pleased to announce the 2020 undergraduate research conference in European Studies, titled “European Identities: Past, Present, Future.” Berkeley undergraduates from a wide range of academic disciplines—political science, economics, literature, language and cultural studies, history, global studies, and more— are encouraged to submit abstracts by January 31.

UC Berkeley Professional Development Providers: Spring Showcase for Educators

Conference/Symposium | March 6 | 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. |  Berkeley Way West

 Professional Development for Educators

On Friday, March 6, 2020, administrators and teacher-leaders are invited to attend a one-day showcase of the many professional development programs for educators here at UC Berkeley. Come explore professional learning options for educators across disciplines and in different stages of their careers.

About UC Berkeley Professional Development Providers:

University of California- Berkeley...   More >

 This event is open to educators, including administrators and teacher-leaders.

  Registration opens November 1. Register online by February 28.

Workshop on Tannishō Commentarial Materials

Workshop | March 6 – 8, 2020 every day | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Jodo Shinshu Center

 2140 Durant Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Center for Buddhist Studies, Otani University, Ryukoku University, BCA Center for Buddhist Education, Institute of Buddhist Studies, Shinshu Center of America

The Centers for Japanese Studies and Buddhist Studies at the University of California, Berkeley, together with Ōtani University and Ryūkoku University in Kyoto announce a workshop under the supervision of Mark Blum that will focus on critically examining premodern and modern hermeneutics of the Tannishō, a core text of the Shin sect of Buddhism, and arguably the most well-read...   More >

'Information and Uncertainty in Data Science' Discussion Forum

Meeting | January 24 – May 1, 2020 every other Friday | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 190B Doe Library

 Berkeley Institute for Data Science

The 'Information and Uncertainty in Data Science' Discussion Forum is held biweekly on Fridays in 190B Doe. All interested members of the UC Berkeley, UCSF, LBL and LLNL communities are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Struggling for the Soul of Public Education: Lessons from the Frontlines of the Battle to Integrate Public Schools in New Jersey: Elise C. Boddie speaks at 400 years commemoration Research to Impact Series

Lecture | March 6 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Barrows Hall, Social Science Matrix Conference Room (8th floor)

 Elise C. Boddie, Rutgers Law School

 Othering and Belonging Institute

Decades of research point to significant educational and social-emotional benefits from integration. Yet public schools across the country continue to be highly segregated, raising questions about why integration is relatively scarce in public education. Most explanations lie with the significant limitations of federal constitutional law and white resistance. Drawing on lessons from the...   More >

Get Fit in 7 Minutes (BEUHS652)

Workshop | March 6 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 251 Hearst Gymnasium

 Cori Evans, MA, NSCA-CPT Wellness Program Manager, Be well at Work - Wellness

 Be Well at Work - Wellness

Come and learn how the 7-minute High Intensity Circuit Training (H.I.C.T.) workout using your body weight, a chair and wall can help you maximize your time, space, and strength and flexibility training routine. According to the American College of Sports Medicine, the combination of aerobic and resistance training in a high-intensity, limited-rest design can deliver numerous health benefits in...   More >

  Register online

Nanoscale Structures Modulate Protein Signaling at the Cell Membrane: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | March 6 | 2-3 p.m. | 4 LeConte Hall

 Prof. Bianxiao Cui, Stanford Univ., Chemistry and Neuroscience

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

The interaction between the cell membrane and the contacting material is crucial for many biological applications, such as medical implants. We are interested in exploring nanotechnology and novel materials to improve the membrane-surface interactions.

Recently, we and other groups have shown that vertical nanopillars protruding from a flat surface support cell survival and can be used as...   More >

Composition Colloquium: Joao Oliveira

Colloquium | March 6 | 3 p.m. |  CNMAT (1750 Arch St.)

 Department of Music

Models, Gestures, Interactions

João Pedro Oliveira will talk about his compositions, and how musical gestures shape most of his music. Connections to the historical past in music will also be addressed, and how models taken from the classics can be re-created in a new context.

The interaction between instruments and electronics, as well music and image, will be analysed from a gestural...   More >

Information Access Seminar: Howard Besser

Seminar | March 6 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 107 South Hall

 Howard Besser

 Information, School of

Karuna Mantena | Gandhian Satyagraha and Democratic Politics: Celebrating the 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi

Lecture | March 6 | 4-6 p.m. | 10 Stephens Hall

 Karuna Mantena, Professor of Political Science, Columbia University

 Munis Faruqui, Director, Institute for South Asia Studies; Sarah Kailath Professor of India Studies; Associate Professor in the Department of South and Southeast Asian Studies

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies, Center for British Studies, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Center for Initiative on Political Conflict, Gender and People's Rights Race and Gender

A talk by Columbia University Political Scientist and scholar of Gandhi and non-violence studies Professor Karuna Mantena.

Mapping the Weird: Using GIS Tools to Explore Late Ming zhiguai(and vice versa)

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

 Rania Huntington, Associate Professor and Chair, East Asian Languages and Literature, University of Wisconsin-Madison

 Sophie Volpp, Chair, Center for Chinese Studies; Associate Professor, East Asian Languages and Cultures, UC Berkeley

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

One of the distinctive features of the zhiguai genre is that no matter how bizarre the events described, the settings are usually recognizable mundane places. With the increasing accessibility and sophistication of Geographic Information Systems software, mapping the geographic information provided in the tales offers a promising approach to reading long, varied collections on a scale larger than...   More >

Data Assimilation and Optimal Control in the Context of UAV-based Flash Flood Monitoring

Lecture | March 6 | 4-5 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Christian Claudel, UC Berkeley

 Institute of Transportation Studies

University of Texas Austin's Christian Claudel will present Data Assimilation and Optimal Control in the Context of UAV-based Flash Flood Monitoring at 4 p.m. at the ITS Berkeley Transportation Seminar March 3, 2020.

Baseball vs. San Francisco

Sport - Intercollegiate - Baseball/Softball | March 6 | 6 p.m. |  Evans Field

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Baseball hosts San Francisco at Evans Diamond.

The Joffrey Ballet

Performing Arts - Dance | March 6 | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Cal Performances

Liam Scarlett/Vespertine (music: Bjarte Eike, Dowland, Corelli, Geminiani) (California Premiere)
Stephanie Martinez/Bliss! (music: Stravinsky) (California Premiere)
Nicholas Blanc/Beyond the Shore (music: Mason Bates) (Bay Area Premiere, Cal Performances Co-commission)
Justin Peck/The Times Are Racing (music: Dan Deacon)

$42-148 (prices subject to change)

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

The Joffrey Ballet performs Friday–Sunday, March 6–8, 2020 in Zellerbach Hall. (credit: Cheryl Mann)

Saturday, March 7, 2020

Men's Track & Field vs. Cal Season Opener

Sport - Intercollegiate - Track & Field | March 7 |  Edwards Track Stadium

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Men's Track & Field hosts Cal Season Opener at Edwards Stadium.

Expanding Your Horizons at Berkeley

Conference/Symposium | March 7 | 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. |  Valley Life Sciences Building

 ASUC (Associated Students of the University of California)

Expanding Your Horizons (EYH) conferences are designed to introduce 5th-8th grade young womxn to careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, (STEM). At an EYH conference you’ll participate in fun-filled hands-on activities. You won’t just learn about science, you’ll get to participate in activities led by real womxn who work in science, technology and engineering.

Career Clinic: Making a Successful Career Transition: Roadmap for Change

Lecture | March 7 | 9 a.m.-3 p.m. | 505 UC Berkeley Extension (SF Campus at 160 Spear St.)

 Rebecca Andersen, Career Services at the UC Berkeley Information School; RuthAnn Haffke, UC Berkeley School of Public Health

 UC Berkeley Extension

Making a career transition can be bewildering: how do you find jobs? How can you stand out as a candidate? And, if you finally get an interview, how do you showcase yourself as the best candidate? This workshop will walk participants through each step of making a career transition. Through interactive exercises, we will cover strategies in personal branding, networking, résumé and LinkedIn...   More >


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Workshop on Tannishō Commentarial Materials

Workshop | March 6 – 8, 2020 every day | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Jodo Shinshu Center

 2140 Durant Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Center for Buddhist Studies, Otani University, Ryukoku University, BCA Center for Buddhist Education, Institute of Buddhist Studies, Shinshu Center of America

The Centers for Japanese Studies and Buddhist Studies at the University of California, Berkeley, together with Ōtani University and Ryūkoku University in Kyoto announce a workshop under the supervision of Mark Blum that will focus on critically examining premodern and modern hermeneutics of the Tannishō, a core text of the Shin sect of Buddhism, and arguably the most well-read...   More >

Sick Plant Clinic

Special Event | January 4 – December 5, 2020 the first Saturday of the month every month | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join the Garden for our monthly Sick Plant Clinic and find out which diseases ail your plants. Entomologists are also available to identify the pests that are living in your plants too! Please cover plants and disease samples in containers or bags before entering the Garden.

Lauren Reed-Guy, Chronicle Staff Writer
San Francisco Chronicle June 29,...   More >

Certificate Program in Clinical Research Conduct and Management

Information Session | March 7 | 10-11 a.m. | 7 UC Berkeley Extension (Belmont 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.

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Women's Tennis vs. USC

Sport - Intercollegiate - Tennis | March 7 | 12 p.m. |  Hellman Tennis Center

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Women's Tennis hosts USC at Hellman Tennis Complex.

Rugby vs. Army

Sport - Intercollegiate - Rugby | March 7 | 3:30 p.m. |  Witter Rugby Field

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Rugby hosts Army at Witter Rugby Field.

Inorganic Chemistry Seminar

Seminar | March 7 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Inorganic Chem Speaker

 College of Chemistry

Men's Gymnastics vs. Senior Meet

Sport - Intercollegiate - Gymnastics | March 7 | 4 p.m. |  Haas Pavilion

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Men's Gymnastics hosts Senior Meet at Haas Pavilion.

The Joffrey Ballet

Performing Arts - Dance | March 7 | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Cal Performances

Liam Scarlett/Vespertine (music: Bjarte Eike, Dowland, Corelli, Geminiani) (California Premiere)
Stephanie Martinez/Bliss! (music: Stravinsky) (California Premiere)
Nicholas Blanc/Beyond the Shore (music: Mason Bates) (Bay Area Premiere, Cal Performances Co-commission)
Justin Peck/The Times Are Racing (music: Dan Deacon)

$42-148 (prices subject to change)

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

Jonathan Biss, piano: The Complete Piano Sonatas of Ludwig van Beethoven

Performing Arts - Music | March 7 | 8-10 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Cal Performances

Saturday, March 7
Piano Sonata No. 19 in G minor, Op. 49, No. 1
Piano Sonata No. 16 in G major, Op. 31, No. 1
Piano Sonata No. 7 in D major, Op. 10, No. 3
Piano Sonata No. 2 in A major, Op. 2, No. 2
Piano Sonata No. 31 in A-flat major, Op. 110

Sunday, March 8
Piano Sonata No. 8 in C minor, Op. 13, Pathétique
Piano Sonata No. 22 in F major, Op. 54
Piano Sonata No. 26 in...   More >

$68 (prices subject to change)

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

Cal Performances presents Jonathan Biss performing The Complete Piano Sonatas of Ludwig van Beethoven in Hertz Hall.