<< Week of January 29 >>

Sunday, January 29, 2017

Women's Tennis ITA Kick-Off Weekend: Xavier

Sport - Intercollegiate - Tennis | January 29 | 10 a.m. |  Hellman Tennis Center

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Women's Tennis hosts the ITA Kick-Off Weekend at Hellman Tennis Complex.

Photography Intensive with Anna Laurent

Special Event | January 29 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Explore winter fruits and seeds with photographer Anna Laurent, who will guide a group through the UC Botanical Garden to collect seed pods and photograph them in a studio environment.

$125, $115 members

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

Water's Extreme Journey

Special Event | January 29 – April 30, 2017 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

Become a raindrop and go on an interactive adventure through a water-cycle-themed maze. Have fun riding the Watershed Zip Line, walk through a giant wetland, and snap a pic of your family "swimming" with the dolphins—all while developing a deeper understanding of your place in the water ecosystem.

$10–12 Water's Extreme Journey is included with your admission. Free for members.

 http://www.lawrencehallofscience.org/visit/hours_cost_location.

Water's Extreme Journey at the Lawrence Hall of Science

Women's Tennis ITA Kick-Off Weekend: Missouri vs Old Dominion

Sport - Intercollegiate - Tennis | January 29 | 1 p.m. |  Hellman Tennis Center

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Women's Tennis hosts the ITA Kick-Off Weekend at Hellman Tennis Complex.

Not Reconciled, Or Only Violence Helps Where Violence Rules

Film - Feature | January 29 | 1:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

With an introduction by composer and lecturer Erik Ulman.

Straub-Huillet take dynamite to both their Heinrich Böll source novel and the fabric of postwar Germany in their powerful adaptation, “built on the equation M [military] = M3 [murder].” While the novel presented several generations of the German bourgeoisie as they skated from the 1910s through the Nazi era and the postwar economic...   More >

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

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 >

Kodo: Dadan

Performing Arts - Music | January 29 | 3 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Cal Performances

The thunderous, joyful performances of Kodo, Japan's foremost taiko drumming ensemble, combine extreme athleticism with unfettered emotional power. Dadan, which means "drumming men," features the company's male drummers in a bold exploration of percussion and movement. "The speed and dexterity are as impressive as the physical tenacity is breathtaking" (Chicago Tribune).

starting at $30

  Tickets go on sale August 9. Buy tickets by calling 510-642-9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

2017 CAA/Cal GOLD Young Alumni Hoops Party

Social Event | January 29 | 3-5:30 p.m. |  Alumni House

 Cal Alumni Association

Celebrate with CAA and Cal GOLD and fellow Cal Young Alumni (Classes of 2006-2016) before your Golden Bears take on the mighty Stanford Cardinal. Challenge friends old and new to beer pong and cornhole and enjoy delicious food, drink, and Cal spirit!
21+ only, please! ID's will be checked at the door. We have a select number of game ticket packages available, courtesy of your co-host, Cal GOLD!...   More >

$20 Young Alumni (Classes of 2006-2016), $45 Young Alumni (Classes of 2006-2016) With Game Ticket

  Buy tickets online or by calling David Smith at 510-900-8256, or by emailing David Smith at events@alumni.berkeley.edu

In the Last Days of the City (Akher ayam el madina) | Tamer El Said | Egypt/Germany, 2016

Film - Feature | January 29 | 4 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

East Bay Premiere

FEATURING
Khalid Abdalla, Maryam Saleh, Hanan Yousef, Laila Samy,

Shot in 2009 and released in 2016, In the Last Days of the City is a personal portrait of Cairo during the fall of the Mubarak regime. Structured as a film within a film, the protagonist is filmmaker Khalid (Khalid Abdalla), who experiences the profound sadness of changes on the city and in his personal...   More >

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

  Buy tickets online

Men's Basketball vs. Stanford

Sport - Intercollegiate - Basketball | January 29 | 5:30 p.m. |  Haas Pavilion

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Men's Basketball hosts Stanford at Haas Pavilion.

Rebel Without a Cause | Nicholas Ray | United States, 1955

Film - Feature | January 29 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Realizing CinemaScope's narrative potential, Ray effectively tore open the walls of the American home to reveal teenagers wracked by alienation and parents trapped in the cycle of their own ineffectuality.

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

  Buy tickets online

Ensemble Signal

Performing Arts - Music | January 29 | 7 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Cal Performances

What better way to celebrate Steve Reich's 80th birthday than with a Cal Performances co-commission and US premiere? Reich, "the most original music thinker of our time" (The New Yorker), premieres his new Runner, performed by Ensemble Signal, which won rave reviews and a Diapason d'Or for its recording of the composer's Music for 18 Musicians. The program also includes Reich's Pulitzer...   More >

starting at $56

  Tickets go on sale August 9. Buy tickets by calling 510-642-9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

FEED Info Session

Information Session | January 29 – 31, 2017 every other day | 7-8 p.m. | 2070 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Charlie James, President, Food, Equity, Entrepreneurship, & Development; Silvia Ricchiardi, VP Publicity, Food, Equity, Entrepreneurship, & Development; Diana Lee, VP Consulting, Food, Equity, Entrepreneurship, & Development; Suzanne Donahue, VP External Affairs, Food, Equity, Entrepreneurship, & Development; Sara Tsai, VP Internal Affairs, Food, Equity, Entrepreneurship, & Development

 Berkeley Food Institute

FEED is recruiting for Spring 2017 consultants! FEED is a student organization that does food justice consulting. Recruits are gathered into cohorts that take on a consulting project with a local business, startup, or non-profit that provides equitable access to healthy food, fair working conditions, food grown with regenerative practices, or organizations working to adopt these practices. In...   More >

Monday, January 30, 2017

Expanders and Extractors

Workshop | January 30 – February 3, 2017 every day |  Calvin Laboratory (Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing)

 Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing

This workshop will focus on explicit constructions of graphs and functions with pseudorandom properties. There will be two main themes related to each object in the title. For expanders, these will be proofs of existence of expander graphs using lifts, a la Bilu-Linial and Marcus-Spielman-Srivastava, and the possibility of using the method to obtain explicit constructions of Ramanujan expanders...   More >

  Register online

Simons Institute Workshop: Expanders and Extractors

Seminar | January 30 | 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. | Calvin Laboratory (Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing), Auditorium

 Various, Various

 Department of Mathematics

Jan. 30 – Feb. 3, 2017

This workshop will focus on explicit constructions of graphs and functions with pseudorandom properties. There will be two main themes related to each object in the title. For expanders, these will be proofs of existence of expander graphs using lifts, a la Bilu-Linial and Marcus-Spielman-Srivastava, and the possibility of using the method to obtain explicit...   More >

Women's Tennis ITA Kick-Off Weekend: Consolation Match

Sport - Intercollegiate - Tennis | January 30 | 10 a.m. |  Hellman Tennis Center

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Women's Tennis hosts the ITA Kick-Off Weekend at Hellman Tennis Complex.

Combinatorics Seminar: Combinatorial Physics: you only live twice

Seminar | January 30 | 11:10 a.m.-12 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Emmanuel Tsukerman, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

(Please note the unusual time of this talk.)

A sneak preview into the beauty and wonder of Combinatorial Physics. I will talk about Random Matrix Theory, heavy nuclei, Dyson's Threefold way, Macdonald polynomials, Heisenberg XX spin chain, localization and dualities.

The Effect of Cumulative Advantages on the Stability and Dynamics of Collaborations in US Physics, Chemistry and Sociology from 1980 to 2015

Seminar | January 30 | 12-1 p.m. | Goldman School of Public Policy, 355 GSPP, 3rd floor,1893 LeRoy Ave

 Oliver Wieczorek, Visiting Scholar, Sociology, Bamberg, Germany; Heiko Heiberger, Postdoctoral Researcher,Department for Micro-Sociology at University of Bremen, Germany

 Center for Studies in Higher Education

In academia, effects of “cumulative advantage” are well studied in regards to different types of resources. Those resources are money, influence, number of collaborations, number of publications and the impact of the findings. In other words: the rich and famous departments and researchers get richer and more famous over time while the poor get (relatively) poorer. This effect is visible on both...   More >

Graduate Student Seminar

Seminar | January 30 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 489 Minor Hall

 Brian Cheung, Olshausen Lab; Dylan Paiton, Olshausen Lab

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Graduate student Brian Cheung will be speaking on:
Emergence of foveal image sampling from learning to attend in visual scenes

&

Graduate student Dylan Paiton will be speaking on:
Towards understanding how extrastriate feedback shapes a V1 neuron's visual response characteristics

Combinatorics Seminar: Dyck paths and positroids from unit interval orders

Seminar | January 30 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Anastasia Chavez and Felix Gotti, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

It is well known that the number of non-isomorphic unit interval orders on $[n]$ equals the $n$-th Catalan number. Using work of Skandera and Reed and work of Postnikov, we show that each unit interval order on $[n]$ naturally induces a rank $n$ positroid on $[2n]$. We call the positroids produced in this fashion unit interval positroids. We characterize the unit interval positroids by describing...   More >

Women's Tennis ITA Kick-Off Weekend: Championship Match

Sport - Intercollegiate - Tennis | January 30 | 1 p.m. |  Hellman Tennis Center

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Women's Tennis hosts the ITA Kick-Off Weekend at Hellman Tennis Complex.

String-Math Seminar: Cluster Theory of the Coherent Satake Category

Seminar | January 30 | 2-3 p.m. | 402 LeConte Hall

 Harold Williams, University of Texas

 Department of Mathematics

We discuss recent work showing that in type A_n the category of equivariant perverse coherent sheaves on the affine Grassmannian categorifies the cluster algebra associated to the BPS quiver of pure N=2 gauge theory. Physically, this can be understood as a statement about line operators in this theory, following ideas of Gaiotto-Moore-Neitzke, Costello, and Kapustin-Saulina – in short, coherent...   More >

BLISS Seminar: Network Analysis Problems Motivated by the Smart Grid

Seminar | January 30 | 3-4 p.m. | 400 Cory Hall

 Vincent Poor, Princeton University

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Smart grid involves the imposition of an advanced cyber layer atop the physical layer of the electricity grid, in order to improve the efficiency, security and cost of electricity use and distribution, and to allow for greater decentralization of power generation and management. This cyber-physical setting motivates a number of problems in network analysis, and this talk will briefly describe...   More >

Human Brain Imaging with fMRI: The life of a memory: post-encoding reactivation and reorganization of episodic memory

Colloquium | January 30 | 3 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall | Canceled

 Lila Davachi, PhD, New York University

 Department of Psychology

CryoEM structure of Tetrahymena telomerase: insights into functions and interactions of the subunits

Seminar | January 30 | 4-5 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 **Jiansen Jiang**, University of California, Los Angeles

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Delineating Protein Transportation Processes: Hierarchical Models for Single-Molecule Data

Seminar | January 30 | 4-5 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Yang Chen, Department of Statistics, Harvard University

 Department of Statistics

Single-molecule experiments investigate the kinetics of individual molecules and thus can substantially enhance our understandings of various organisms. Analyzing data from single-molecule experiments poses a number of challenges: (a) the inherent stochasticity of molecules is usually buried in random experimental noise; (b) single-molecule behavior can be highly volatile. For both of these...   More >

Leningrad Underground Poets and the Russian Poetic Tradition: How to Write Yourself Into the Canon

Colloquium | January 30 | 4-6 p.m. | B-4 Dwinelle Hall

 Josephine von Zitzewitz, Leverhulme Early Career Fellow, Department of Slavonic Studies, Faculty of Modern & Medieval Languages, University of Cambridge

 Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES), Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures

The second lecture in the Spring 2017 Slavic Colloquium series.

Algebra Seminar: The Eisenbud-Goto Regularity Conjecture

Seminar | January 30 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Irena Peeva, Cornell

 Department of Mathematics

Regularity is a numerical invariant that measures the complexity of the structure of homogeneous ideals in a polynomial ring. Papers of Bayer-Mumford and others give examples of families of ideals attaining doubly exponential regularity. In contrast, Bertram-Ein-Lazarsfeld, Chardin-Ulrich, and Mumford have proven that there are nice bounds on the regularity of the ideals of smooth (or nearly...   More >

Job Market Seminar: "Estimating Hospital Quality with Quasi-experimental Data"

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

 Peter Hull, MIT - Economics

 Department of Economics

Field(s): Labor (education, health), Applied econometrics

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Eisenbud-Goto Regularity Conjecture

Seminar | January 30 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Irena Peeva, Cornell University

 Department of Mathematics

Regularity is a numerical invariant that measures the complexity of the structure of homogeneous ideals in a polynomial ring. Papers of Bayer-Mumford and others give examples of families of ideals attaining doubly exponential regularity. In contrast, Bertram-Ein-Lazarsfeld, Chardin-Ulrich, and Mumford have proven that there are nice bounds on the regularity of the ideals of smooth (or nearly...   More >

[Physics Colloquium] Solving Big Problems with Small Accelerators: From Colliders to Medical Devices Based on Laser Plasma Accelerators

Seminar | January 30 | 4:15-5 p.m. | LeConte Hall, Lecture Hall 1

 Wim Leemans, Director, Accelerator Technology and Applied Physics Division, LBNL

 Department of Physics

We will discuss the progress on building laser powered, plasma based particle accelerators where electrons surf on waves and can reach energy levels in a few inches that, if one relies on conventional methods, would require machines multiple football fields long. Although many challenges remain, this new technology is at the brink of offering a profoundly different way in which we may build...   More >

Undergraduate Lecture Series (Math Monday): An Introduction to Analytic Number Theory

Lecture | January 30 | 5-6 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Cailan Li, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

In this talk we will first give a crash course in complex analysis and then talk about the beautiful Riemann zeta function and its generalization, obtaining $1+2+3+...= -\frac 1{12}$ as a corollary. We will then talk about the shiny objects known as modular forms, and some of their applications. In particular, we will discuss the role modular forms played in Andrew Wiles' proof of Fermat's Last...   More >

What is history? or, the life and times of water hyacinth: 2017 Anthropology Distinguished Lecture

Special Event | January 30 | 5-7 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Room

 Anna L. Tsing, UCSC

 Department of Anthropology

Debates about the meaning and role of “history” in anthropology have characterized the discipline since its inception. This lecture revisits some of these debates to consider how anthropologists might better incorporate the contingent and transformative abilities of other species into our stories of what happened. Can “history” make room for multiple ontologies? To show how articulations across...   More >

Texas Instruments Info-Session

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

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Come join Texas Instruments for a tech talk and Q&A with Sr. Manager Philippe Jansen! Jansen will give an overview of TI and career opportunities and then jump into his talk.

Resumes are accepted, and Berkeley Thai House will be served!

Tech Talk: Towards a better experience interacting with your world!
Learn how an 85 year old semiconductor company keeps earning a top innovator award year...   More >

Botanical Art from the Golden Age of Scientific Discovery - Book Release, Signing, and Talk with Anna Laurent

Special Event | January 30 | 6-8 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

"Botanical Art from the Golden Age of Scientific Discovery" has been published by University of Chicago Press (US) & Hachette Press (UK). The large-format book features educational botanic wall charts, mostly authored in Europe in the mid 19th & early 20th centuries and implemented in classrooms & lectures. The book is organized by plant family and include comparative analysis of...   More >

$20, $15 members

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

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.

A+D Mondays: Gender, Identity, Memoir: Judith Butler and Maggie Nelson in Conversation

Panel Discussion | January 30 | 6:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Judith Butler is Maxine Elliot Professor in the Department of Comparative Literature at UC Berkeley. Her work has been influential in a variety of disciplines including critical theory and gender studies. She has received many of the highest honors in the humanities, including the Andrew W. Mellon Distinguished Achievement Award.

Maggie Nelson, a 2016 MacArthur Fellow, is the author of...   More >

Free for BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students, faculty, staff, retirees; 18 & under + guardian | $10 Non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons | $12 General admission Admission for this lecture is free

Gender, Identity, Memoir: Judith Butler and Maggie Nelson in Conversation

Lecture | January 30 | 6:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Osher Theater

 Townsend Center for the Humanities, Arts + Design

Judith Butler is Maxine Elliot Professor of Comparative Literature at UC Berkeley. Maggie Nelson is author of The Argonauts and winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for criticism.

Judith Butler is Maxine Elliot Professor in the Department of Comparative Literature at UC Berkeley. Her work has been influential in a variety of disciplines including critical...   More >

MATTERS: Topics in Contemporary Architecture

Panel Discussion | January 30 | 7-8:30 p.m. | 108 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

MONDAY, JAN. 30, 7PM -- A quarterly panel discussion featuring a rotating board of faculty members that focuses on contemporary issues in the field. Dana Buntrock, Neyran Turan, Andrew Atwood and Mark Anderson will discuss The Next Four Years.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Expanders and Extractors

Workshop | January 30 – February 3, 2017 every day |  Calvin Laboratory (Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing)

 Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing

This workshop will focus on explicit constructions of graphs and functions with pseudorandom properties. There will be two main themes related to each object in the title. For expanders, these will be proofs of existence of expander graphs using lifts, a la Bilu-Linial and Marcus-Spielman-Srivastava, and the possibility of using the method to obtain explicit constructions of Ramanujan expanders...   More >

  Register online

Manipulating charge and ion movement in energy storage systems

Seminar | January 31 | 10-11 a.m. | 775 Tan Hall

 Kwabena Bediako, Ph.D., Department of Physics, Harvard University

 College of Chemistry

Diazo Compounds: Versatile Tools for Chemical Biology

Seminar | January 31 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Ronald Raines, Department of Biochemistry, University of Wisconsin-Madison

 College of Chemistry

The Huisgen azide−alkyne 1,3-dipolar cycloaddition of azides and alkynes has had a profound impact on chemical biology. The diazo group shares this reactivity with the azido group while conferring additional versatility. A diazo compound can be accessed readily from its parent azide by simple deimidogenation, that is, loss of “NH”, using a phosphine reagent. Cycloaddition with a diazo...   More >

PMB Seminar : "What flat leaves can teach us about developmental reproducibility"

Seminar | January 31 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | Energy Biosciences Building, EBB First Floor Conference Room

 Aman Husbands, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

Seminar 217, Risk Management: Leveraging Herd Behavior in Foreign Exchange Markets

Seminar | January 31 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Speaker: Arnav Sheth, Saint Mary's College of California

 Center for Risk Management Research

Abstract: We examine the relationship between equity and foreign exchange markets at, and around, the WM/Reuters benchmark exchange rate known as the the `Fix'. Execution at the Fix is a service offered by brokers (normally banks) provided they obtain the trade order until a certain time prior to 4pm GMT (11 am Eastern Time).

Global Internships Information Session

Information Session | January 31 | 12-1 p.m. | 150 University Hall

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Earn academic credit while gaining practical internship experience domestically or abroad. Learn more about UC Berkeley Global Internships at this event and see how your summer can transform you!

Caring for Dying: The Art of Being Present (BEUHS167)

Workshop | January 31 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club

 Michelle Peticolas, PhD

 Be Well at Work - Employee Assistance

In the face of impending death, the caregiver’s needs are often overlooked. Participants will view Dr. Peticolas’ film, Caring for Dying: the art of being present, about the experiences of three individuals who accompanied their dying loved ones. Workshop participants will be invited to share their own stories if they wish. Goals of the workshop include:

• Learning strategies for staying...   More >

  Enroll online

Post-Baccalaureate Program for Counseling and Psychology Professions Online Information Session

Information Session | January 31 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. |  Online

 UC Berkeley Extension

Whether you are a career changer or already working in the field, understand how this program can help you plan an academic program of study and initiate the graduate- school application process.

  Make reservations online

Brown Bag Lunch: Kimberly Seals Allers: Author of The Big Letdown: How Medicine, Big Business, and Feminism Undermine Breastfeeding

Colloquium | January 31 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 256 University Hall

 Kimberly Seals Allers

 Public Health, School of

Kimberly Seals Allers is an award-winning journalist, author and a nationally recognized media commentator, consultant and advocate for breastfeeding and infant health. A former senior editor at ESSENCE and writer at FORTUNE magazine, Kimberly is widely considered a leading voice in the counterculture movement in infant feeding. Last year, her online commentaries on the social, structural and...   More >

  RSVP online

Matt Eisenbrandt: Assassination of a Saint: Book talk on assassination of Archbishop Romero of El Salvador

Lecture | January 31 | 12:45-2 p.m. | 170 Boalt Hall, School of Law

 Matt Eisenbrandt, Canadian Centre for International Justice

 Human Rights Center, Boalt Hall Committee for Human Rights, International Human Rights Law Clinic

Assassination of a Saint is the thrilling story of an international team of lawyers, investigators, and human-rights experts who fought to bring justice for the 1980 murder of El Salvador’s Archbishop Óscar Romero. Matt Eisenbrandt recounts how he and his colleagues searched for evidence against the killers as the team worked towards the only verdict ever reached for the murder – two decades...   More >

  RSVP online

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: Ring spectra for commutative algebraists

Seminar | January 31 | 2:10-3 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Mengyuan Zhang, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

We introduce a new category to do commutative algebra in - the stable homotopy category. The talk starts by its construction and properties, with highlights on the comparison with the derived category of abelian groups. We then proceed to examine ring spectra, and generalize (derived) commutative algebra in this new context. Key examples of the talk will be regular ring spectra, gorenstein ring...   More >

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: Families of ideals of the same size

Seminar | January 31 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Irena Peeva, Cornell University

 Department of Mathematics

The Hilbert function is an invariant that measures the size of a homogeneous ideal. It encodes important information (for example, dimension and degree). Grothendieck introduced the Hilbert scheme that parametrizes subschemes of $P^r$ with a fixed Hilbert polynomial. The main general result about the structure of Hilbert schemes is Hartshorne’s Theorem that the Hilbert scheme is connected. The...   More >

3-Manifold Seminar: Colorings of graphs

Seminar | January 31 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall | Canceled

 Ian Agol, UC BERKELEY

 Department of Mathematics

I'll discuss the question of whether a map on a compact surface has a finite-sheeted covering which is 4 colorable? We can deduce this from a question about automorphism group-invariant probability measures on the space of c-colorings of a graph of chromatic number c. Some related results will be discussed.

Navigating Bash and Unix Envrionments

Meeting | January 31 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 190 Doe Library

 Berkeley Institute for Data Science

This is a weekly meeting for sharing skills and best practices for scientific computation. Based on The Hacker Within Scientific Computing Group from the University of Wisconsin–Madison, the UC Berkeley chapter uses this as a structured set of skill-sharing sessions for scientific software development (e.g., testing, data management, version control, literate programming, etc. ) The goal is to...   More >

Stabilizing Quality in Inner Mongolian Milk

Lecture | January 31 | 4 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Franck Bille, Visiting Scholar, UC Berkeley Mongolia Initiative

 Megan Tracy, Sociology and Anthropology James Madison University 

 Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), UC Berkeley Mongolia Initiative

In this paper, I examine how actors attempt to transfer material and symbolic value and transfer notions of “human quality” across other notions of quality, such as product quality and the presumed caliber of particular places where production occurs. This transference of quality is embedded, for example, in notions that ethnic Mongolians are pre-disposed to produce a quality dairy product. I...   More >

Polarons, Polaritons, and the Lead Halide Perovskite Puzzle

Seminar | January 31 | 4-5 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Xiaoyang Zhu, Department of Chemistry, Columbia University

 College of Chemistry

The feverish research activity on lead halide perovskites has been fueled by their exceptional optoelectronic properties, e.g., in solar cells and light-emitting devices. Hybrid lead halide perovskites exhibit carrier properties that resemble those of pristine nonpolar semiconductors despite static and dynamic disorder, but how carriers are protected from efficient scattering with charged defects...   More >

Design Field Notes: Danielle Applestone

Seminar | January 31 | 4-5 p.m. | 220 Jacobs Hall

 Danielle Applestone, Other Machine Company

 Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation

Danielle Applestone, CEO of Other Machine Company, will speak at Jacobs Hall. Other Machine Company strives to empower nontraditional makers.

Chern Lectures: On the reality of black holes

Lecture | January 31 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 310 Sutardja Dai Hall

 Sergiu Klainerman, Princeton University

 Department of Mathematics

The gravitational waves detected recently by LIGO were produced in the final phase of the inward spiraling of two black holes before they collided to produce a more massive black hole. The experiment is entirely consistent with the so-called Final State Conjecture of general relativity, according to which general solutions of the initial value problem approach asymptotically, in any compact...   More >

Australian Wine and Snack Reception

Reception | January 31 | 5-7 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, Warren room 295, Boalt Hall

 University of New South Wales, UC Berkeley School of Law

Berkeley Law and University of New South Wales

All Berkeley Law Students Invited

Tuesday, January 31, 2017, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Warren Room 295, Boalt Hall
Co-hosts: Berkeley Law & UNSW Law School
RSVP: https://berkeleylaw.wufoo.com/forms/unsw-reception/

Come meet law students from The University of New
South Wales who are studying U.S. law for two weeks
in Berkeley.

Expand your...   More >

A Conversation with Larry Brilliant

Lecture | January 31 | 5-7 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room

 Dr. Larry Brilliant, Chairman of the Board, Skoll Global Threats Fund

 Public Health, School of

Dr. Larry Brilliant has spent his career working to improve lives—locally and globally—through his work helping eradicate smallpox with the UN, curing millions of people of blindness with Seva Foundation, and building technologies of the future with Google.org and public tech companies. Now he has written a memoir, Sometimes Brilliant: The Impossible Adventures of a Spiritual Seeker and Visionary...   More >

  Register online

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 >

Meraki Info-Session

Information Session | January 31 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430-8)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Meraki, Inc. will be on-campus this Spring hiring summer interns, co-ops, and full-timers to join our Engineering team.

Come listen to a Tech Talk by Nat Storer (Software Engineer) and Dan Aguayo (Director of Engineering, Firmware) and to learn more about life at Meraki!

We'll be collecting resumes and raffling off Bose Speakers at the end of the talk to one lucky winner!

Come hungry as...   More >

Swahili Weekly Social Hour

Social Event | January 31 – May 9, 2017 every Tuesday | 6-7 p.m. |  Jupiter Taproom

 2181 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Center for African Studies

Speak Swahili with your fellow Swahili students and enthusiasts over a drink at Jupiter Taproom. This is an informal gathering to connect with other Swahili speakers on campus and in Berkeley. Each person will support their own beverage purchases, but we will provide the good company! And of course, Swahili speaking only! All skill and experience levels are welcome. Karibuni sana!

Chinese New Year Theme Dinner: Chef Jordan Lichman Presents

Special Event | January 31 | 6-8 p.m. | International House, Dining Commons

 International House

International House is proud to serve a variety of cuisines from around the world, prepared by our executive chef Jordan Lichman and Dining Services team. $15 per person.
Chinese New Year Menu:
Tofu seafood soup
Entrees:
Whole roasted pig
Five Spice duck legs
Steamed Fish with ginger chili oil
Nien Gao, Sauteed rice cake (vegan)
Chinese greens
spring rolls
pot stickers
fried rice...   More >

Chinese New Year Dinner

Sustain U: Green Up Your Life

Course | January 31 – April 25, 2017 every Tuesday with exceptions | 6:30-8 p.m. | 228 Dwinelle Hall

 Sharon Chen; Mary Thomasmeyer

 Student Environmental Resource Center

This course, presented by the Student Environmental Resource Center, is meant to introduce sustainability as a multi-faceted and interdisciplinary concept embodying business, economics, public health, engineering, and ethnic studies, as well as its real practical applications in students’ lives.

Civic Dialogue Series: Old Plays, New Faces: Representation in Classic Theater

Panel Discussion | January 31 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, Rm. 370

 Melissa Hillman; Desdemona Chiang

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies, Cal Shakes

This dialogue will explore representation on stage and ways in which traditional casting practices can act as a barrier to specific communities. We'll discuss how performing arts organizations are creating more inclusive practices to engage a more diverse range of performing artists, and we’ll consider questions of authentic experience and the actor’s craft.

Why is a more inclusive theater a...   More >

FEED Info Session

Information Session | January 29 – 31, 2017 every other day | 7-8 p.m. | 2070 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Charlie James, President, Food, Equity, Entrepreneurship, & Development; Silvia Ricchiardi, VP Publicity, Food, Equity, Entrepreneurship, & Development; Diana Lee, VP Consulting, Food, Equity, Entrepreneurship, & Development; Suzanne Donahue, VP External Affairs, Food, Equity, Entrepreneurship, & Development; Sara Tsai, VP Internal Affairs, Food, Equity, Entrepreneurship, & Development

 Berkeley Food Institute

FEED is recruiting for Spring 2017 consultants! FEED is a student organization that does food justice consulting. Recruits are gathered into cohorts that take on a consulting project with a local business, startup, or non-profit that provides equitable access to healthy food, fair working conditions, food grown with regenerative practices, or organizations working to adopt these practices. In...   More >

Katherine Rinne + Rabun Taylor - Rome: An Urban History from Antiquity to the Present

Lecture | January 31 | 7-8:30 p.m. | 210 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

WED JAN 31, 7:00pm. Rinne + Taylor discuss a study of the urban processes by which Romes people and leaders, both as custodians of its illustrious past and as agents of its expansive power, have shaped and conditioned its urban fabric.

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Free Wednesday at the Garden

Special Event | January 4 – December 6, 2017 the first Wednesday of the month every month with exceptions |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Every first Wednesday at the Garden is free admission day.

Summer 2017 Registration Begins

Miscellaneous | February 1 |  CalCentral

 Department of Political Science

Expanders and Extractors

Workshop | January 30 – February 3, 2017 every day |  Calvin Laboratory (Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing)

 Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing

This workshop will focus on explicit constructions of graphs and functions with pseudorandom properties. There will be two main themes related to each object in the title. For expanders, these will be proofs of existence of expander graphs using lifts, a la Bilu-Linial and Marcus-Spielman-Srivastava, and the possibility of using the method to obtain explicit constructions of Ramanujan expanders...   More >

  Register online

SP2017 Project Pengyou Policy Case Competition

Presentation | February 1 | 7 Evans Hall

 Chrystal Chang, Professor of International & Area Studies Academic Program, Political Science Department and Sociology Department; Daniel Baker, PhD student of Goldman School of Public Policy; Philip Rogers, Political Science PhD

 ASUC (Associated Students of the University of California)

The Project Pengyou Policy Case Competition, open to all undergraduate and graduate students across UC Berkeley, is a biannual event held by Project Pengyou, Berkeley Chapter. It is intended to foster discussion and collaborative research and to encourage creative and feasible policy-making, in a non-partisan environment, on key topics in the U.S.-China space.The winning team will receive a $20...   More >

Water's Extreme Journey

Special Event | January 29 – April 30, 2017 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

Become a raindrop and go on an interactive adventure through a water-cycle-themed maze. Have fun riding the Watershed Zip Line, walk through a giant wetland, and snap a pic of your family "swimming" with the dolphins—all while developing a deeper understanding of your place in the water ecosystem.

$10–12 Water's Extreme Journey is included with your admission. Free for members.

 http://www.lawrencehallofscience.org/visit/hours_cost_location.

2017 COEH-CE Webinar Series: The Latest Research on Sit-Stand Workstations with Dr. Carisa Harris-Adamson

Seminar | February 1 | 10:30-11:30 a.m. |  2017 COEH-CE Webinar Series

 Carisa Harris-Adamson, Department of Medicine at UC San Francisco and the School of Public Health at UC Berkeley

 Center for Occupational and Environmental Health Continuing Education Program

In this ergonomics webinar Carisa Harris-Adamson PhD, CPE, PT provides a review of the latest research on outcomes for sit-stand workstations.

Objectives
On completion of this webinar participants will be able to:
∙∙ Describe the research evidence from both short- and long-term studies for common health risks that result from prolonged static sitting and standing work...   More >

$0 Free to view the webinar, $30 For CE credit

  Registration opens January 13. Register online or by calling info@coehce.org at 510-643-7277, or by emailing info@coehce.org at info@coehce.org by February 1.

Chocolate Discovery Station

Special Event | February 1 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Does chocolate really grow on trees?! Come discovery where one of our favorite foods comes from, see the Theobroma cacao tree, learn about the process of making chocolate, and find out how monkeys help this plant in its native tropical forest. Docents will have an interactive display, including tastings - of course!

Matrix Computations and Scientific Computing Seminar: Finite precision stability analysis of randomized QR factorization with column pivoting

Seminar | February 1 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 380 Soda Hall

 Jianwei Xiao, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

This is follow-up work of "On reliability of randomized QR factorization with column pivoting" from last semester's seminar talk. We investigate different updating formulas used in randomized QR factorization with column pivoting (RQRCP) and discuss the efficiency differences. We also analyze numerical stability of different RQRCP algorithms.

SURF Summer Research Scholarships (4k-6k) Info Session: Benefits, eligibility, application tips for these summer undergraduate research programs (surf.berkeley.edu)

Information Session | February 1 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 3401 Dwinelle Hall

 Sean Burns, Director, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Sean Burns, Director of the Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships, will discuss eligibility criteria for these two programs, benefits of the programs and tips for a successful application.

Persistent Places or Occupying Wild Open Spaces?: Alternative Pathways to 'Neolithization' in the Prehistory of the Near East

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

 Dr. Lisa Maher, Assistant Professor, University of California, Berkeley Department of Anthropology

 Archaeological Research Facility

With a specific focus on eastern Jordan, the Epipalaeolithic Foragers in Azraq Project explores changing hunter-gatherer strategies, behaviors and adaptations to this vast area throughout the Late Pleistocene. In particular, we examine how lifeways here compare to surrounding areas and what circumstances drew human and animal populations to the region. Integrating multiple material cultural and...   More >

From body to brain: control of autonomic physiology by the sensory vagus nerve

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

 **Rui Chang**, Harvard Medical School

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Deepnets and Tools to Boost Human Creativity

Lecture | February 1 | 12-1 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, 310, Banatao Auditorium

 Gary Bradski, CTO, Arraiy.com

 CITRIS and the Banatao Institute

Gary Bradski is CTO at Arraiy.com, which is building a computer vision and deep learning platform to provide customers new abilities to capture and understand the visual world. Bradski co-founded Industrial Perception, a company that developed perception applications for industrial robotic application (since acquired by Google in 2012) and has worked on the OpenCV Computer Vision library, as well...   More >

Free

 Free lunch at UC Berkeley if you register by the Monday before the talk (lunches limited). Register online

Big Ideas: On the Left Edge: California's Renegade Tradition with Iain Boal

Lecture | February 1 | 12 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Iain Boal is a social historian of science and technics, affiliated with the University of California and Birkbeck College, London. He is one of the founders of the Retort Collective, an association of radical writers, teachers, artists, and activists, which has existed in the Bay Area for the past two decades. Boal coauthored Afflicted Powers: Capital and Spectacle in a New Age of War along with...   More >

Free for BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students, faculty, staff, retirees; 18 & under + guardian | $10 Non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons | $12 General admission

BioE Seminar: “Engineering of MRI to address evolving needs in cardiovascular research and clinical practice”

Seminar | February 1 | 12-1 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Moriel Vandsburger, UC Berkeley

 Bioengineering (BioE)

Spring 2017 Seminar Series
Wednesday, February 1
12noon - 1:00pm
290 Hearst Mining Building

Moriel Vandsburger
Assistant Professor of Bioengineering
UC Berkeley

IARU Global Summer Program Information Session

Information Session | February 1 | 12-1 p.m. | 360 Stephens Hall

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Come learn about study abroad opportunities through the 2017 Global Summer Program! Sponsored by the International Alliance of Research Universities (IARU), the Global Summer Program (GSP) is an exciting learning experience for undergraduate students at eleven of the world’s leading research universities.

GSP provides research-intensive, residential summer courses to students from IARU member...   More >

Exploring Career Interests with the Strong Interest Inventory (BECAR101)

Workshop | February 1 | 12-1:30 p.m. |  Tang Center, University Health Services

 TBA, University Health Services

 Tang Center (University Health Services)

The Strong Interest Inventory is used to clarify prominent career and work interests.

 Search for BECAR101 in the Blu Portal under UCB Learning Center (left column). Enroll online

Noon Concert: James Lim, piano

Performing Arts - Music | February 1 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

James Lim, piano
HAYDN Sonata in C Major, Hob XVI: 50
CHOPIN Ballade No. 2 in F Major, Op. 38
GINASTERA Sonata No. 1, Op. 22

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 well...   More >

noon

MVZ LUNCH SEMINAR: Miriam Zelditch and Don Swiderski "Adaptive and nonadaptive radiations of squirrels"

Seminar | February 1 | 12-1 p.m. | 3101 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Miriam Zelditch & Don Swiderski, Museum of Paleontology and Museum of Zoology, Univ. of Michigan

 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 >

Introducing UCNets, Wave 1: Drawing on Family and Being Drawn on by Family: Demography Brown Bag Talk

Colloquium | February 1 | 12:10-1:10 p.m. | 2232 Piedmont, Seminar Room

 Claude Fischer, Professor, Sociology, UC Berkeley

 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.

The US, China, and Cross-Strait Relations

Lecture | February 1 | 12:15 p.m. | Women's Faculty Club, Lounge

 Hung-Mao Tien, President, Institute for National Policy Research, and former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Taiwan

 T.J. Pempel, Political Science, UC Berkeley

 Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

Hung-mao Tien, President, Institute for National Policy Research, and former Minister of Foreign Affairs, Taiwan, will speak about cross-Strait relations under the new U.S. administration.

Hung-Mao Tien is President and board chairman, Institute for National Policy Research, and former R.O.C. Minister of Foreign Affairs; Representative (Ambassador) to the United Kingdom, and Presidential Advisor.

Creating a Meaningful Life for Yourself and the World

Lecture | February 1 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. |  Freight and Salvage Coffeehouse

 2020 Addison, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)

Prof. Clair Brown's talk draws from her book Buddhist Economics to discuss how we can create a sustainable, equitable economy for all people.

Global warming and global inequality are interrelated problems that we must solve if we want future generations to enjoy life. Buddhist Economics addresses how to move from an economy driven by consumption and "more is better" to an economy that...   More >

Study Abroad Office Hours at the Transfer Center

Information Session | January 25 – May 3, 2017 every Wednesday with exceptions | 1-3 p.m. | 100 César E. Chávez Student Center

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Interested in studying abroad as a transfer student? A Berkeley Study Abroad Peer Adviser will be holding drop-in office hours at the Transfer Student Center every Wednesdays 1-3pm this spring semester. Come learn about different programs offered, how to apply and additional services available.

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | February 1, 2017 – December 5, 2018 the first Wednesday of the month every month 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 >

The Future of the Public University: Christopher Newfield, in Conversation with Carol Christ

Panel Discussion | February 1 | 2-4 p.m. |  Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center

 Christopher Newfield, Professor, UC Santa Barbara

 Carol Christ, Interim EVCP, Interim Executive Vice-Chancellor and Provost, UC Berkeley

 Wendy Brown, Professor

 Berkeley Faculty Association

The public university is facing unprecedented challenges: mounting budgetary pressures and a more hostile political climate. Two distinguished commentators will discuss the path the public university has taken so far, and possible roads ahead.

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.

Human Brain Imaging with fMRI

Colloquium | February 1 | 3 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

 Christopher Baldassano, PhD, Princeton University

 Department of Psychology

Segmenting, Connecting, and Recalling Events

Seminar | February 1 | 3-4 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

 Christopher Baldassano, Princeton University

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Up-down Markov chains on partitions and their diffusion analogs

Seminar | February 1 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Soumik Pal, Univ. of Washington

 Department of Statistics

A popular family of models of random partitions is called the Chinese Restaurant Process. We imagine n customers being seated randomly and sequentially at tables of a restaurant according to a fixed stochastic rule. Counting customers by the tables gives us a composition of n. Consider a Markov chain on such compositions where we remove a randomly chosen customer and reseat her. How can one...   More >

The Big Heat | Fritz Lang | United States, 1953

Film - Feature | February 1 | 3:10 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

With a lecture from David Thomson

The Big Heat, Glenn Ford gives a fine performance of inward obsession as a police detective who crusades against organized crime and police corruption after his wife is killed by a car bomb.

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

Applied Math Seminar: Coarse grained density functional theory for the study of defects in crystalline materials

Seminar | February 1 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Kaushik Bhattacharya, CalTech

 Department of Mathematics

Defects determine critical properties of crystalline materials even though they occur at relatively low concentrations. They can interact over long distances through slowly decaying fields whose strength depends on the electronic structure of the core. Thus the study of defects requires electronic resolutions with continuum range. This talk will describe some of the mathematical and computational...   More >

UCDC Info Session

Information Session | February 1 | 4-5 p.m. | 236 Evans Hall

 Office of Undergraduate Research

UCDC is a program which sends UC juniors and seniors to Washington, D.C. to intern, do research, and take classes for a semester. UCDC students come from all majors, intern three to four days a week, and take two classes which each meet once a week. Students from UC campuses live and take classes at the UC Washington Center, an eleven-story building about six blocks from the White House....   More >

Theorizing Black Europe; Strident Imperialists, Peripheral Colonial Beneficiaries and the contemporary politics of immigration and citizenship

Colloquium | February 1 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 2538 Channing (Inst. for the Study of Societal Issues), Wildavsky Conference Room

 Stephen A. Small, Associate Professor, African American Studies, UC Berkeley

 Institute for the Study of Societal Issues

Professor Small frames today’s presentation from the perspective of the second group of analysts. Small defines Black Europe as being constituted by four overlapping, non-linear components, that have unfolded historically and are manifest today, each of which is irrepressibly gendered.

Center for Computational Biology Seminar: Dr. David Baker, Department of Biochemistry, University of Washington

Seminar | February 1 | 4-5 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center

 Center for Computational Biology

Post-Evolutionary Biology: Design of novel protein structures, functions and assemblies

Abstract: 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...   More >

Underrepresented Researchers of Color (UROC) - Undergraduate Research Opportunities Overview

Information Session | February 1 | 4-6 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Spring deadlines for research programs are just around the corner!

Join the Underrepresented Researchers of Color (UROC) program and other student researchers in an overview of well established research programs at UC Berkeley!

GSAC Seminar: "A Few Things Cognitive Science Tells Us About Effective Teaching”

Colloquium | February 1 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall

 Professor Richard Felder, North Carolina State University

 Department of Chemical Engineering

EECS Colloquium: The Mechanical Side of AI

Colloquium | February 1 | 4-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, 306 (HP Auditorium)

 Rob Wood, Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Artificial Intelligence typically focuses on perception, learning, and control methods to enable autonomous robots to make and act on decisions in real environments. On the contrary, our research is focused on the design, mechanics, materials, and manufacturing of novel robot platforms that make the perception, control, or action easier or more robust for natural, unstructured, and often...   More >

Michaelangelo Tabone

Colloquium | February 1 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 126 Barrows Hall

 Michaelangelo Tabone, Alumnus, Energy and Resources Group - UC Berkeley

 Energy and Resources Group

Large, Sparse Optimal Matching in an Observational Study of Surgical Outcomes

Seminar | February 1 | 4-5 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Sam Pimentel, Department of Statistics, Wharton School, UPenn

 Department of Statistics

Every newly trained surgeon performs a first unsupervised operation. How do her patients' health outcomes compare with the patients of experienced surgeons? A credible comparison must (1) occur within hospitals, since health outcomes vary widely by hospital; (2) compare outcomes of patients undergoing the same operative procedures, since the risks differ in a knee replacement and an appendectomy;...   More >

Developing new microfluidic technologies to probe how proteins find their biophysical soul mates

Seminar | February 1 | 4-5 p.m. | 114 Morgan Hall

 Polly Fordcy, Stanford

 Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology

Chern Lectures: Lecture 2 : Rigidity of black holes

Lecture | February 1 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 310 Sutardja Dai Hall

 Sergiu Klainerman, Princeton University

 Department of Mathematics

The gravitational waves detected recently by LIGO were produced in the final phase of the inward spiraling of two black holes before they collided to produce a more massive black hole. The experiment is entirely consistent with the so-called Final State Conjecture of general relativity, according to which general solutions of the initial value problem approach asymptotically, in any compact...   More >

A9 Info-Session

Information Session | February 1 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430-8)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

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.

Sonita: February's Movie at Moffitt

Film - Documentary | February 1 | 7-9 p.m. | 150 D Moffitt Undergraduate Library

 Library

Movies @ Moffitt happens on the first Wednesday of each month of the semester. M@M is free.

Film synopsis...Sonita relates the story of an 18-year old Afghan refugee in Iran who considers Michael Jackson and Rihanna her "spiritual parents" and aspires to big-time rap fame. Unwavering commitment to creative self-actualization CAN BE a form of resilience in the face of arranged marriage,...   More >

 Must have a UCB student ID for entrance

February Movie @ Moffitt

East Bay Science Cafe: Mass Extinctions: Learning from the fossil record

Presentation | February 1 | 7 p.m. |  Restaurant Valparaiso

 1403 Solano Ave, Albany, CA

 Seth Finnegan, UC Museum of Paleontology

 Science@Cal

Paleontologist Seth Finnegan takes us on a journey through the fossil record for a deeper understanding of mass extinctions and shares some of the current debates surrounding them.

Ordovician sea life courtesy of William B.S. Berry