<< Week of January 16 >>

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Men's Gymnastics vs. The Big Flip vs Stanford

Sport - Intercollegiate - Gymnastics | January 15 |  Haas Pavilion

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Men's Gymnastics hosts The Big Flip vs Stanford at Haas Pavilion.

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – December 30, 2018 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 plant species, learn about the vast collection, and see what is currently in bloom. Meet at the Entry Plaza.

Free with Garden admission
Advanced registration not required

Tours may be cancelled without notice.
For day-of inquiries, please call 510-643-2755
For tour questions, please email gardentours@berkeley.edu...   More >

Monday, January 16, 2017

Martin Luther King Jr. Day- Garden Closed

Holiday | January 16 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Martin Luther King Jr. Day at the Hall

Holiday | January 16 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

Spend the day exploring science and engineering with your family as we open all our exhibits, labs, and activities for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Plus, join Hall staff for guided, ocean-themed, science activities designed to develop your understanding of the ocean and its wildlife between 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m.

$10-$12. Free for members. All activities are included with your admission. Free for members.

  Buy tickets by calling 510-642-5132

Entrepreneurial Toastmasters Club Meeting

Meeting | June 6, 2016 – August 14, 2017 every Monday | 6:20-7:20 p.m. | 373 Soda Hall

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Toastmasters International is a non-profit educational organization that develops communication and leadership skills through public speaking.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Instruction Begins

Course | January 17 |  UC Berkeley Campus

 Public Affairs

Pseudorandomness Boot Camp

Workshop | January 17 – 20, 2017 every day |  Calvin Laboratory (Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing)

 Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing

The Boot Camp is intended to acquaint program participants with the key themes of the program.

Organizers:
Jacob Fox (Stanford University), Ben Green (University of Oxford), Russell Impagliazzo (UC San Diego), Luca Trevisan (Simons Institute, UC Berkeley), Julia Wolf (University of Bristol), David Zuckerman (University of Texas, Austin).

  Register online

Seminar 217, Risk Management: The Tax-Loss Harvesting Life Cycle: A 43-Year Retrospective of Equity Indexing Strategies for Taxable Investors

Seminar | January 17 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Speaker: Lisa Goldberg (joint with Pete Hand & Alan Cummings), UC Berkeley & Aperio Group

 Center for Risk Management Research

Tax-loss harvesting aims to realize losses on individual stocks in conjunction with an investment objective such as index tracking. In this talk, we give a historical appraisal of the value of tax-loss harvesting to taxable investors with realized gains in their portfolios.

PMB Seminar : "Stressed! How plants acclimate through dynamic responses"

Seminar | January 17 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | Energy Biosciences Building, First Floor Conference Room

 Jose Dinneny, Carnegie Institution for Science

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

Marine Natural Products: Inspiration for Chemical and Biological Discovery

Seminar | January 17 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Joshua Pierce, Department of Chemistry, North Carolina State University

 College of Chemistry

Marine natural products often have complex structures and potent biological activities; however, little is understood regarding how their molecular structure correlates with function or what biological targets or pathways are involved. Through rapid and efficient chemical syntheses of bioactive marine natural products we are able prepare ample quantities of material to explore both...   More >

Chromatin dysregulation as driver of oncogenesis

Seminar | January 17 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

 **Chao Lu**, The Rockefeller University

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Certificate Program in Student Affairs and Higher-Education Administration Online Information Session

Information Session | January 17 | 12-1 p.m. |  Online

 Ramu Nagappan, Director, Humanities and Education, UC Berkeley Extension

 UC Berkeley Extension

Learn how you can start or advance a career in student affairs and higher-education administration. Hear about how our certificate can help you work with student diversity, foster leadership and grow your understanding of the higher-education landscape.

  Register online

EH&S 403 Training Session

Course | January 17 | 1:30-2:30 p.m. | 370 University Hall

 Jason Smith, UC Berkeley Office of Environment, Health, & Safety

 Office of Environment, Health & Safety

This session briefly covers the UC Berkeley specific radiation safety information you will need to start work.​ In addition, dosimeter will be issued, if required.

An active approach to the self-assembly of colloidal matter

Seminar | January 17 | 2-4 p.m. | 100F Hildebrand Hall

 Mr. Stewart Mallory, Columbia University Department of Chemistry

 College of Chemistry

Student Harmonic Analysis and PDE Seminar (HADES): The lifespan of small data solutions for Benjamin-Ono

Seminar | January 17 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Mihaela Ifrim, UCB

 Department of Mathematics

This article represents a first step toward understanding the long time dynamics of solutions for the Benjamin-Ono equation. While this problem is known to be both completely integrable and globally well-posed in $L^2$, much less seems to be known concerning its long time dynamics. Here we prove that for small localized data the solutions have (nearly) dispersive dynamics almost globally in time....   More >

EPMS Weekly Seminar

Seminar | November 1, 2016 – December 5, 2017 every Tuesday | 5:10-6 p.m. | 212 O'Brien Hall

 Engineering and Project Management Society

Each week the Engineering and Project Management Society brings in a speaker to talk about topics related to construction and project management. Light refreshments will be provided.

Event is ADA accessible. For disability accommodation requests and information, please contact Disability Access Services by phone at 510.643.6456 (voice) or 510.642.6376 (TTY) or by email at...   More >

Certificate Program in Teaching English as a Second Language

Information Session | January 17 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. |  UC Berkeley Extension (Golden Bear Center)

 UC Berkeley Extension

Learn how UC Berkeley Extension’s professional certificate can prepare you for diverse job opportunities—in teaching, business, publishing, travel and more—both in the United States and around the world.

 Free

 UNEX 1049. Enroll online or by calling 510-642-4111

Opening Reception: DISPERSAL

Special Event | January 17 | 6-8 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Come be the first to view Anna Laurent’s DISPERSAL, photography exhibit. There will be refreshments and an opportunity to hear from the artist.

Free with Garden Admission

  Register online or by calling 510-664-9841, or by emailing gardenprograms@berkeley.edu

LiveRamp Info-Session

Information Session | January 17 | 6:30-7:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430-8)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

There is a special charm to working at a mid-sized, high growth technology company. Quick & nimble like a startup, but the stability, process, and support of a public marketing data giant - it’s the best of both worlds. LiveRamp is in a distinct position as the leader of people-based marketing in a world with ever-growing amounts of unique data. Our product connects customer in-store transaction...   More >

Certificate Program in Interior Design and Interior Architecture

Information Session | January 17 | 6:30-8 p.m. |  UC Berkeley Extension San Francisco Campus

 160 Spear St., San Francisco, CA

 Rae Hagner

 UC Berkeley Extension

Find out how UC Berkeley Extension’s certificate can help you advance or start your career in interior design and interior architecture.

 UNEX 1034. Make reservations online or by calling 510-642-4111

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Pseudorandomness Boot Camp

Workshop | January 17 – 20, 2017 every day |  Calvin Laboratory (Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing)

 Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing

The Boot Camp is intended to acquaint program participants with the key themes of the program.

Organizers:
Jacob Fox (Stanford University), Ben Green (University of Oxford), Russell Impagliazzo (UC San Diego), Luca Trevisan (Simons Institute, UC Berkeley), Julia Wolf (University of Bristol), David Zuckerman (University of Texas, Austin).

  Register online

Computer Health Matters: User Friendly Workstations (BEUHS400)

Workshop | January 18 | 8:30-9:30 a.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

 Greg Ryan, Ergonomics@Work; Mallory Lynch, Ergonomics@Work

 Ergonomics@Work, University Health Services

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

Keyboards and Mice: Ergonomic Alternatives (BEUHS401)

Workshop | January 18 | 9:45-10:45 a.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

 Greg Ryan, Ergonomics@Work

 Ergonomics@Work, University Health Services

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.

  Register online

Gallery Talk with Anna Laurent

Special Event | January 18 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Learn more about the process of capturing exquisite details of seeds from artist Anna Laurent. We’ll also discuss the collaboration between the artist and the UC Botanical Garden and some of the plants that were collected.

Free with Garden Admission

  Register online or by calling 510-664-9841, or by emailing gardenprograms@berkeley.edu

Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program Info Session

Information Session | January 18 | 10-11 a.m. | 1229 Dwinelle Hall

 Stefanie Ebeling, Program Coordinator and Student Advisor, Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program, Office of Undergraduate Research

 Office of Undergraduate Research

The Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program gives undergraduate students the opportunity to work with UC Berkeley professors on faculty research projects.

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research and Finding a Mentor Workshop

Workshop | January 18 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 1229 Dwinelle Hall

 Leah Carroll

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research

If you are thinking about getting involved in undergraduate research, this workshop is a great place to start! You will get a broad overview of the research opportunities available to undergraduates on campus, and suggestions on how to find them.

We will also let you know about upcoming deadlines and eligibility requirements for some of...   More >

Pasteur's quadrant: Advancing basic cognitive neuroscience with real-world relevance

Seminar | January 18 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

 Melina Uncapher, Assistant Professor of Neurology, UCSF CEO, Institute of Applied Neuroscience

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Researchers of cognition and the brain likely consider our efforts as advancing mechanistic understanding, with the hope that they will eventually impact real-world problems. However, this dichotomous viewpoint between basic and applied research is becoming less appropriate with increasing advances in science and technology, and increased dialog between researchers and practitioners. In this...   More >

Matrix Computations and Scientific Computing Seminar: Fastest algorithms for structured matrices via algebra

Seminar | January 18 | 11:10 a.m.-12 p.m. | 380 Soda Hall

 Lek-Heng Lim, University of Chicago

 Department of Mathematics

We show that in many instances, at the heart of a problem in numerical computation sits a special 3-tensor, the structure tensor of the problem that uniquely determines its underlying algebraic structure. For example, the Grothendieck constant, which plays an important role in unique games conjecture and SDP relaxations of NP-hard problems, arises as the spectral norm of such a structure tensor....   More >

Certificate Program in Data Science and Professional Program in Data Analysis Online Information Session

Information Session | January 18 | 12-1 p.m. |  Online

 Sean Butcher, LL.B., M.B.A.

 UC Berkeley Extension

Gain the skills to collect, process, analyze and interpret data to create actionable insights. Learn how to leverage machine learning, statistics, data mining and big data to develop new strategies that support decision making in a variety of fields.

  Make reservations online

Hearst Museum Legacies: The Collections of L.L. Loud 1911-1946

Lecture | January 18 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Paolo Pellegatti, Research Archaeologist, University of California, Berkeley Phoebe Hearst Museum

 Archaeological Research Facility

The Hearst Museum of Anthropology curates archaeological collections going back
more than 150 years. Under Kroeber's directorship (1904 - 1947) the museum had its own active field program separated from the Department of Anthropology and, often following tips from landowners, researchers or accidental discoveries, it dispatched a handful of archaeologists whose work will result in the discovery...   More >

The neurobiology of homeostasis

Seminar | January 18 | 12-1 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center

 Zachary Knight, University of California, San Francisco

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Noon Concert: Lucia Petito, violin: Lucia Petito, violin; TBD, piano

Performing Arts - Music | January 18 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

Lucia Petito, violin
TBD, piano
BEETHOVEN Violin Sonata No. 5 in F major, "Spring"
FRANCK Sonata in A major for Violin and Piano

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Featuring the Music Department’s varied and diverse performance activities, the Department of Music presents a series of free weekly concerts each semester in Hertz Hall. Inaugurated in 1953, these concerts are very popular and...   More >

noon

Characterizing ion sequestration in mitochondria: A deep view into cell ultrastructure with cryo-scanning transmission electron tomography

Seminar | January 18 | 2-3 p.m. | 177 Stanley Hall

 Sharon Wolf, Senior Research Fellow and Head of the Electron Microscopy Unit, Weizmann Institute of Science

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Weekly UC Berkeley Auction: Bid on used campus items

Sale | January 13, 2016 – January 18, 2017 every Wednesday | 2-3:45 p.m. | Property Management, Suite E

 3200 Regatta Boulevard, Richmond, CA 94804

 Property Management

Weekly auction of UC Berkeley surplus items.

Topology Seminar (Introductory Talk): Group actions on the circle and surfaces

Seminar | January 18 | 2:10-3 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

 Sebastian Hurtado, University of Chicago

 Department of Mathematics

A smooth group action on a manifold M is a group-morphism from a group G to the group of diffeomorphisms of M. If G = Z, the study of such actions is just the study of smooth dynamics and classification is impossible. However, if the group G is sufficiently rich or under some hypothesis in the type of action, classification is sometimes possible. A classical example is Holder's theorem (1901),...   More >

Sculpting the Frontal Cortex: The Brain's Topiary Arts: Faculty Lecture

Lecture | January 18 | 3-5 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

 Linda Wilbrecht, Associate Professor

 Department of Psychology

Coffee Break!

Social Event | August 31, 2016 – April 26, 2017 every Wednesday | 3-4 p.m. |  Julie's Cafe

 2562 Bancroft Way.

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Join the Coffee Break every Wednesday afternoon! Boost your global network and meetup with friends.

Coffee break, hosted by Berkeley International Office, is an informal weekly event where Cal students can connect, share stories, or learn about different culture and language. Free coffee for UCB students! Both international students and domestic students are welcome.

In a Lonely Place | Nicholas Ray | United States, 1950

Film - Feature | January 18 | 3:10 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

With a lecture from David Thomson

Ray delivers a truly grown-up view of love—and of Hollywood—in this bitter, tender, and devastating film. Humphrey Bogart stars as Dixon Steele, a screenwriter whose violent contempt has many targets: industry "popcorn salesmen," the moviegoing public, his own lovers. When Dix becomes the prime suspect in a murder...   More >

General admission: $13.50. BAMPFA members: $9.50. UC Berkeley students: $7.50 65+, disabled persons, UC Berkeley faculty and staff, non-UC Berkeley students, and 18 & under: $10.50 Special admission applies

  Tickets go on sale December 15. Buy tickets online

Endogenous retroviruses as catalysts of gene regulatory evolution

Seminar | January 18 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center

 **Edward Chuong**, University of Utah

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Seminar: Dr. Edward Chuong, University of Utah

Seminar | January 18 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center

 Center for Computational Biology

Title: Endogenous retroviruses as catalysts of gene regulatory evolution

Abstract: Changes in gene regulatory networks underlie many biological adaptations, but the mechanisms promoting their emergence and evolution are not well understood. Endogenous retroviruses (ERVs) are prolific genomic parasites that constitute 6-14% of vertebrate genomes, and harbor sequences capable of modulating...   More >

Nonequilibrium stochastic processes at single-molecule and single-cell levels

Seminar | January 18 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Hao Ge, Peking University

 Department of Mathematics

Stochastic process has a glorious history in physics, chemistry and biology. Due to the advance of single-molecule techniques, stochastic modeling and computation become more and more useful and popular recently. I will talk about several different issues related to stochastic processes at single-molecule and single-cell levels, including stochastic theory of nonequilibrium statistical mechanics,...   More >

Applied Math Seminar: Nonequilibrium stochastic processes at single-molecule and single-cell levels

Seminar | January 18 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Hao Ge, Peking University

 Department of Mathematics

Stochastic process has a glorious history in physics, chemistry and biology. Due to the advance of single-molecule techniques, stochastic modeling and computation become more and more useful and popular recently. I will talk about several different issues related to stochastic processes at single-molecule and single-cell levels, including stochastic theory of nonequilibrium statistical mechanics,...   More >

Number Theory Seminar: Integral relations between p-adic cohomology theories

Seminar | January 18 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Kestutis Cesnavicius, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

I will give an introduction to this semester's number theory learning seminar, whose goal is to discuss the relations that result from the techniques of Bhatt–Morrow–Scholze between different integral cohomology theories (p-adic etale, de Rham, crystalline...) of varieties over p-adic fields. Such relations may be viewed as refinements of the comparison theorems of "rational" p-adic Hodge...   More >

Kernel methods for spatiotemporal learning with public policy applications

Seminar | January 18 | 4-5 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Seth Flaxman, Department of Statistics, Oxford

 Department of Statistics

In this talk I will highlight the statistical machine learning methods that I am developing, in response to the needs of my social science collaborators, to address public policy questions. My research focuses on flexible nonparametric modeling approaches for spatiotemporal data and scalable inference methods to be able to fit these models to large datasets. Most critically, my models and...   More >

Michael Kiparsky-Colloquium

Colloquium | January 18 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 126 Barrows Hall

 Michael Kiparsky, Director, Wheeler Water Institute

 Energy and Resources Group

Reimagining Enterprise Computing through Design

Special Event | January 18 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 202 South Hall

 Satish Ramachandran

 Information, School of

Satish Ramachandran is the global head of design at Nutanix, where he applies design to reimagine enterprise computing.

Topology Seminar (Main Talk): Burnside problem for diffeomorphism groups

Seminar | January 18 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 3 Evans Hall

 Sebastian Hurtado, University of Chicago

 Department of Mathematics

Suppose G is a finitely generated group such that every element has finite order. Must G be a finite group?

This is known as the burnside problem, it was formulated around 1902 by Burnside himself and it was central in the development of group theory during the 20th century. The answer in general turned out to be negative, G might be infinite. Nonetheless, if one restricts G to be a linear group...   More >

From Direct Action to Social Movements

Panel Discussion | January 18 | 5-7 p.m. |  2521 Channing Way (Inst. for Res. on Labor & Employment)

 Rachel Herzing, Co-Director, Center for Political Education

 Danielle Mahones, Labor Education Specialist, Labor Center; Tina Sandoval, Worker Leader, Fight for $15

 American Cultures, UC Berkeley Labor Center, Office of Undergraduate Research

The AC Center and The UC Berkeley Labor Center are pleased to announce an evening discussion 'From Direct Action to Social Movements,' which will include a panel of community organizers, faculty and labor leaders, addressing movement building is created and sustained.

ORIAS World History Reading Group - East Bay

Meeting | January 18 | 5-7 p.m. | 520D UC Berkeley Extension (Golden Bear Center)

 Professional Development for Educators

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.

San Francisco book discussions are facilitated by Shane Carter, Outreach Coordinator for ORIAS and by Alan Karras, author and...   More >

free

  Register online or by calling Shane Carter at 510-643-0868, or by emailing Shane Carter at orias@berkeley.edu

Amazon Tech Talk: “Conversational AI: Speak with your computer—naturally”

Information Session | January 18 | 6-7 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430-8)

 Ashwin Ram, Senior Manager AI Science, Amazon Alexa

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Come listen to Ashwin Ram, a Senior Manager of AI science at Amazon give a talk about conversational AI and the ways that we may find ourselves talking to our computers!

The event will be from 6-7PM in the Wozniak Lounge (on the 4th floor of Soda). There will be Amazon Gift Cards, Resume drops, and Pizza!

I AM YOU: Volunteer Response to the Refugee Crisis

Lecture | January 18 | 6-8 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center

 Rebecca Reshdouni, I AM YOU

 Center for Global Public Health

In less than a year, I AM YOU has become one of the leading volunteer organizations operating within the refugee crisis in Greece. Over 400 volunteers from across the globe have joined the effort carrying out important assignments ranging from beach rescue operations, aid distribution and shelter allocation to camp management, education and medical transportation.

The organization was born on...   More >

Free

  Buy tickets online

Toastmasters on Campus Club: Learn public speaking

Meeting | January 14, 2015 – December 18, 2019 every Wednesday | 6:15-7:30 p.m. | 3119 Etcheverry Hall

 Toastmasters on Campus

Toastmasters has been the world leader in teaching public speaking since 1924. Meetings are an enjoyable, safe, self-paced course designed to get you up and running as a speaker in only a few months.

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Pseudorandomness Boot Camp

Workshop | January 17 – 20, 2017 every day |  Calvin Laboratory (Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing)

 Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing

The Boot Camp is intended to acquaint program participants with the key themes of the program.

Organizers:
Jacob Fox (Stanford University), Ben Green (University of Oxford), Russell Impagliazzo (UC San Diego), Luca Trevisan (Simons Institute, UC Berkeley), Julia Wolf (University of Bristol), David Zuckerman (University of Texas, Austin).

  Register online

Berkeley Communicators Toastmasters Club: To Gain Confidence and Find Your Voice

Meeting | January 19 – November 16, 2017 the third Thursday of the month every month | 7:30-8:30 a.m. |  Au Coquelet Cafe (backroom)

 2000 University Avenue, Berkeley, CA

 Berkeley Communicators Toastmasters Club

Find out how to improve your public speaking skills and build confidence through the Toastmaster.

If you have wanted to improve your communication skills, practice public speaking and leadership, but find it difficult to do it on your own, this is the place for you.

Meetings: 1st and 3rd Thursday 7:30am - 8:30am every month
Free street parking and close to Downtown Berkeley BART

RAPDP - Foundational - F1 Research Administration Overview

Course | January 19 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | University Hall, Room 24

 Human Resources

Synopsis: An introductory workshop that provides an overview of the RAPDP curriculum, roles and responsibilities of central campus offices, the award lifecycle, and the campus systems relevant to Research Administration.

  Register online

Gender and Women's Studies Cafe

Meeting | January 19 | 12-4 p.m. | 602 Barrows Hall

 Department of Gender and Women's Studies

The GWS Café is a sanctuary space/conversation space for the campus and GWS community, and will be especially be so the day before and week after the inauguration (January 19th and 26th). This series will act as a regular community gathering space for students, faculty, visiting scholars and staff.

(CANCELED) IB SEMINAR: Title to be announced

Seminar | January 19 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building | Canceled

 (CANCELED) Robert Holt, University of Florida

 Department of Integrative Biology

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research and Finding a Mentor Workshop

Workshop | January 19 | 1-2 p.m. | 1229 Dwinelle Hall

 Leah Carroll

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research

If you are thinking about getting involved in undergraduate research, this workshop is a great place to start! You will get a broad overview of the research opportunities available to undergraduates on campus, and suggestions on how to find them.

We will also let you know about upcoming deadlines and eligibility requirements for some of...   More >

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – December 30, 2018 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 plant species, learn about the vast collection, and see what is currently in bloom. Meet at the Entry Plaza.

Free with Garden admission
Advanced registration not required

Tours may be cancelled without notice.
For day-of inquiries, please call 510-643-2755
For tour questions, please email gardentours@berkeley.edu...   More >

Student Applied Math Seminar: Mathematical Introduction to Many Body Perturbation Theory

Seminar | January 19 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Lin Lin, University of California, Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

In this series of lectures, we discuss quantum many body perturbation theory from a mathematical perspective. The starting point is Feynman diagrams for Gaussian integrals. This only requires the knowledge of freshman calculus. Then assuming basic knowledge of quantum mechanics, we discuss Feynman diagrams for quantum statistical mechanics, and proceed to many body perturbation theory for...   More >

Seminar 251, Labor: "The More We Die, The More We Sell? A Simple Test of the Home-Market Effect"

Seminar | January 19 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Haas School of Business, C325 Cheit Hall | Note change in time and location

 Heidi Williams, MIT

 Department of Economics

joint w/ Haas Oliver Williamson Seminar - C325 Cheit Hall

Job Market Seminar: "The Numerical Delta Method and Bootstrap"

Seminar | January 19 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Jessie Li, Stanford University - Economics

 Department of Economics

Field(s): Econometrics, Machine Learning

Mathematics Department Colloquium: Calabi-Yau metrics and algebraic singularities

Colloquium | January 19 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Song Sun, Stony Brook

 Department of Mathematics

A Calabi-Yau manifold is a compact complex manifold with trivial canonical bundle. Yau’s solution to the Calabi conjecture gives rise to canonical Ricci-flat Kahler metric (Calabi-Yau metric) on such a manifold, and this has deep applications in algebraic geometry and mathematical physics. It is an interesting question to understand how the Ricci-flat metrics develop singularities when the...   More >

Memorial Service for Prof. Jeffrey Hadler

Memorial | January 19 | 5-8 p.m. |  Alumni House

 Department of South & Southeast Asian Studies

A memorial service for Prof. Jeffrey Hadler, Associate Professor of South & Southeast Asian Studies, and former Chair of the Department of South & Southeast Asian Studies, who passed away on Wednesday, January 11, after a short and intense battle with cancer.

Animated Short Films from Lebanon

Film - Animated | January 19 | 5-6 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Join the CMES in an encore screening of two animated short films that originally premiered at the 20th Annual Arab Film Festival.

Silence
CHADI AOUN / LEBANON / 2016 / ANIMATION SHORT / 15 MINS

Silence is the only sound in the city of Ghabra. Any form of expression is met by death. SAMT is the introduction to a dysfunctional society that is about to implode.


Waves ’98
ELY DAGHER /...   More >

Applied Algebra Seminar: Does Antibiotic Resistance Evolve in Hospitals?

Seminar | January 19 | 5:15-6:15 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Bernd Sturmfels, University of California, Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

We present a joint paper with Anna Seigal, Portia Mira and Miriam Barlow, aimed at addressing the question in the title. Nosocomial outbreaks of bacteria and the heavy usage of antibiotics suggest that resistance evolves in hospital environments. To test this assumption, we studied resistance phenotypes of bacteria collected from patient isolates at a community hospital. A graphical model...   More >

“Separating fact from fantasy: Is fake news undermining the truth?”

Panel Discussion | January 19 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium

 Laura Sydell, digital culture correspondent, National Public Radio

Edward Wasserman, moderator, Graduate School of Journalism

 Adam Mosseri, Vice president of News Feed, Facebook; Craig Newmark, Web pioneer, speaker and philanthropist; Catherine Crump, professor and co-director, Berkeley Law’s Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic; Jeffrey MacKie-Mason, University Librarian, Chief Digital Scholarship Officer, University Library

 Graduate School of Journalism, Library

Incentives to spread misinformation include great financial and political gain. Do tech companies and news sites have the ability and/or the responsibility to contain a flood of inaccuracy? Can they without bias or censorship?

 Space is limited.

Lightspeed Venture Partners Info-Session

Information Session | January 19 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430-8)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Lightspeed partner, Sudip Chakrabarti, will host a session for students interested in learning about VC/startups/entrepreneurship. Lightspeed Venture Partners is an early stage investor in both enterprise and consumer companies, including Snapchat, Nest, Nutanix, Docker, and GrubHub. Sudip will give insight into what trends VCs are seeing in the tech ecosystem and Lightspeed’s investment...   More >

Certificate Program in Project Management

Information Session | January 19 | 6-7 p.m. |  UC Berkeley Extension (Golden Bear Center)

 UC Berkeley Extension

Discover how you can excel in the expanding field of project management with a certificate that meets the high professional standards of the Project Management Institute.

  Make reservations online or by calling 510-642-4111

They Live by Night | Nicholas Ray | United States, 1949

Film - Feature | January 19 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Bowie (Farley Granger), an escaped convict, and Keechie (Cathy O'Donnell) are innocents who were "never properly introduced to the world we live in," and their romance is their only defense against a cruel world.

Free for Cal Student Film Pass holders $7 BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students $8 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, retirees; non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, 18 & under, disabled persons $12 General admission

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Professional Sequence in Agile Management

Information Session | January 19 | 7-8 p.m. |  UC Berkeley Extension (Golden Bear Center)

 UC Berkeley Extension

Find out how Agile Management—a framework of values, principles and practices that allows managers to plan work, engage teams and leverage changing market conditions—can make a difference in your career as a manager.

 Please refer to UNEX 1066. Make reservations online or by calling 510-642-4111