<< Week of March 19 >>

Sunday, March 19, 2017

39th California Celtic Conference

Conference/Symposium | March 19 | 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. | D-37 Hearst Field Annex

 Celtic Studies Program, Institute of European Studies, Department of Linguistics, Department of Scandinavian, Department of English, Arts & Humanities, Letters & Science Division of , Division of Social Sciences

The UC Celtic Studies conference is held in the spring of each year. The conference's site alternates between the Berkeley and Los Angeles campuses. Sessions focus on all aspects of Celtic culture, including language, literature, history, art and archaeology, from late antiquity until the present day. The conference draws scholars from throughout the United States and abroad.

UC Berkeley Student Harvest Day

Social Event | March 19 | 10 a.m.-1 p.m. |  UC Gill Tract Community Farm

  San Pablo and Marin, Albany, CA 94706

 Sophie Loeb

 Berkeley Food Institute

Please join us at the UC Gill Tract Community farm for harvest day this Sunday. The day's activities include harvesting, lunch, and a talk on the history of the farm.

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

Plant-based Paintmaking with BioHue

Workshop | March 19 | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Come learn how to make your own paints from plants! You'll discover the beauty and ease of creating all natural color from locally available plant material. Instructor and Artist Judi Pettite will guide you through the process and each student will make their own tin of watercolor paint to take home.

$95, $90 members

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

Baseball vs. Oregon

Sport - Intercollegiate - Baseball/Softball | March 19 | 1:05 p.m. |  Evans Field

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Baseball hosts Oregon in conference action at Evans Diamond.

Eyes Do Not Want to Close at All Times, or Perhaps One Day Rome Will Permit Herself to Choose in Her Turn: (Les Yeux ne veulent pas en tout temps se fermer ou Peut-être qu’un jour Rome se permettra de choisir à son tour) (Othon) | Jean-Marie Straub, Danièle Huillet | West Germany, Italy, 1969

Film - Feature | March 19 | 1:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

With an introduction from composer and Stanford lecturer Erik Ulman

FEATURING
Adriano Aprà, Anne Brumagne, Olimpia Carlisi, Anthony Pensabene,

Straub-Huillet’s first film after leaving Germany for Rome announced a new approach to staging classical texts, both for the duo and for cinema. Adapting a seventeenth-century play by Pierre Corneille, itself based on imperial Roman power...   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

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 >

Love and Pride: A New Musical

Performing Arts - Theater | March 19 | 2-4 p.m. |  Zellerbach Playhouse

 Department of Theater, Dance & Performance Studies

The UC Berkeley Department of Theater, Dance and Performance Studies presents LOVE AND PRIDE, a new musical by TDPS student Sy Bocalbos Jordan that addresses identity, gender and dialogue.

Native Funk and Flash with Alexandra Jacopetti Hart

Workshop | March 19 | 2-4 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Join artist Alexandra Jacopetti Hart for a talk and clothing customization workshop inspired by her 1974 book Native Funk and Flash: An Emerging Folk Art. Hart will share her original garment artworks and teach simple embroidery techniques. Bring a piece of clothing and add some flair to it with embroidery or fabric markers and paint, or make a patch to project your identity into the...   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

Miah Persson / Florian Boesch / Malcolm Martineau

Performing Arts - Music | March 19 | 3 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Cal Performances

The sumptuous and richly colored voice of Swedish soprano Miah Persson joins with that of Austrian baritone Florian Boesch and insightful pianist Malcom Martineau (always a favorite at Cal Performances), for a program of Schumann's haunting songs. "Boesch doesn't just sing this music, he inhabits it to the hilt" (The Independent, London).

starting at $42

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

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Performing Arts - Dance | March 19 | 3 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Cal Performances

A pillar in the American arts landscape for more than a half century, the revered Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater returns for its annual residency, with a bold mix of new and recent works as well as timeless Ailey classics, including his unforgettable and uplifting Revelations. "Restraint and release, spirituality and energy: they are all there in Ailey's masterpiece, Revelations" (Financial...   More >

starting at $40

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

TOM:Berkeley Makeathon Showcase: See Novel Assistive Technologies developed over the weekend makeathon

Special Event | March 19 | 4-5 p.m. | 310 Jacobs Hall

 EnableTech

95 innovators and makers will gather at Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation at UC Berkeley for TOM:Berkeley, a three-day technology-development marathon where participants work together with people with disabilities to develop solutions for everyday challenges. Physical prototypes address the local need, and the designs will be published online to address the needs of others with similar...   More >

TOM:Berkeley: Bay Area makers and UC Berkeley students join global movement to collaborate and develop custom solutions with people with disabilities in 48-hour Makeathon.

Special Event | March 19 | 4-5 p.m. | 310 Jacobs Hall

 CITRIS and the Banatao Institute, Tikkun Olam Makers, TOM:Berkeley, EnableTech, Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation

Bay Area makers and UC Berkeley students join global movement to collaborate and develop custom solutions with people with disabilities in 48-hour Makeathon.

Au hasard Balthazar (Balthazar) | Robert Bresson | France, 1966

Film - Feature | March 19 | 4:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

FEATURING
Anne Wiazemsky, François Lafarge, Walter Green, Philippe Asselin,

Inspired in part by the donkey anecdote in Dostoyevsky’s The Idiot, Bresson cast Balthazar the donkey as the central character. Passed from one owner to the next, Balthazar is both witness to and victim of their stories, their suffering, their violence. His life and death are as mysterious, if not meaningless, as any...   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

Zabriskie Point | Michelangelo Antonioni | United States, 1970

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

FEATURING
Mark Frechette, Daria Halprin, Rod Taylor, Kathleen Cleaver,

Michelangelo Antonioni’s California epic trades the empty boulevards of suburban Rome for the desert vistas of Death Valley, the petrochemical purgatory of Ravenna for the billboard-bedecked avenues of Los Angeles. The director’s characters, however, remain much the same: disillusioned yet full of longing, their clumsy...   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

Monday, March 20, 2017

nu Windows to the Early Universe

Colloquium | March 20 | 1 LeConte Hall

 Daniel Green

 Department of Physics

Transit-Oriented Development: Putting it all Together

Workshop | March 20 – 29, 2017 every Monday, Wednesday & Friday with exceptions | 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Online

 Joseph Kott, Transportation Choices for Sustainable Communities; Michael Kodama, Eco-Rapid Transit

 Technology Transfer Program

Transit-oriented development (TOD) has emerged as a powerful, effective way to integrate land use and public transit. TOD done right links smart growth and sustainability with higher capacity rail or bus transit services. This linkage takes place in the environs of the rail passenger station or the bus rapid transit stop. TOD concentrates workplaces, residences, and supporting retail services...   More >

 The course is intended for planning staff in local, regional, and state agencies as well as consultants. Community planners, public transit planners, transportation planners, traffic engineers, urban designers, land developers, and decision-makers will al

Dialogues

Colloquium | March 20 | 12-1 p.m. | 127 Dwinelle Hall

 Center for Teaching and Learning

The 2016-17 Dialogues colloquium series is focusing on "Teaching Evaluations and Feedback Mechanisms". This year's faculty curators are: Claire Kremen, Environmental Science, Policy, and Management; John Wallace, East Asian Languages and Cultures; Oliver O'Reilly, Mechanical Engineering and Chair of the Committee on Teaching.

Visual Perception and Circuit-Level Insights into Autism

Seminar | March 20 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 489 Minor Hall

 Caroline Roberston, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Atypical visual perception is a defining characteristic of autism, noted since the earliest reports of the condition. We know very little about where visual differences arise in the autistic brain or how they relate to the wider litany of symptoms associated with the condition. In this talk, I will first present extensive fMRI and psychophysical evidence that autistic visual differences originate...   More >

ESPM Society and Environment Monday Brown Bag Talk Series - Seth Holmes

Seminar | March 20 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 133 Giannini Hall

 Seth Holmes MD, Ph.D., Associate Professor

 Dept. of Environmental Science, Policy, and Mgmt. (ESPM)

Seth Holmes MD, Ph.D. author of "Fresh Fruit, Broken Bodies: Migrant Farmworkers in the United States" speaking on "Transitional Agro-Food System and Health: Confronting Inequalities in the Social and Natural Environment"

Bulgarian Dialectology as Living Tradition

Lecture | March 20 | 12-1:30 p.m. | B-4 Dwinelle Hall

 Ronelle Alexander, Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures, UC Berkeley

 Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES), Berkeley Language Center

This talk focuses on the methodology behind the making and the distinctive features of the interactive database “Bulgarian Dialectology as Living Tradition” that presents excerpts of natural dialect speech recording in 68 different villages throughout Bulgaria. The excerpts were chosen to illustrate both the major features of each dialect, and to convey cultural content of interest. Each excerpt...   More >

New Research In Oral History - Lunch Lecture: Exploring The African American Experience In the 19th and 20th Centuries through Oral History

Lecture | March 20 | 12-1:15 p.m. | 267 Bancroft Library

 Shirley Ann Wilson Moore, Professor Emerita of History, California State University, Sacramento

 Oral History Center

Professor Shirley Moore, an alumna of UC Berkeley, is the author of numerous works on African American history in the West, including "To Place Our Deeds: The African American Community in Richmond, California 1910-1963," and most recently "Sweet Freedom's Plains: African Americans on the Overland Trails 1841-1869. In the lunch lecture series, "New Research in Oral History," Dr. Moore will...   More >

Markus Künzler

Differential Geometry Seminar: Ricci flow on asymptotically Euclidean manifolds

Seminar | March 20 | 1:10-2 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Yu Li, University of Wisconsin

 Department of Mathematics

In this talk, we prove that if an asymptotically Euclidean (AE) manifold with nonnegative scalar curvature has long time existence of the Ricci flow, then it converges to Euclidean space in a strong sense. By convergence, the mass will drop to zero as time tends to infinity. Moreover, in the three dimensional case, we use Ricci flow with surgery to give an independent proof of the positive mass...   More >

String-Math Seminar: Geometry of bow varieties

Seminar | March 20 | 2-3 p.m. | 402 LeConte Hall

 Hiraku Nakajima, Kyoto University

 Department of Mathematics

Bow varieties were introduced by Cherkis as analog of ADHM type description of instanton moduli spaces on the Taub-NUT space ( $\mathbb C^2$ with a hyper-Kaehler metric, not an Euclidean one.) We study these varieties from more algebro-geometric point of view, and introduce their `multiplicative' analog. Applications are their identifications with Coulomb branches of 3d and 4d gauge theories...   More >

RF Linearity in SiGe HBTs: Characterization, Physics and Circuit Implications

Seminar | March 20 | 2-3 p.m. | 529 Cory Hall

 Guofu Niu, ECE Department, Auburn University

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

This talks presents experimental characterization techniques, underlying physics, analysis techniques and circuit implications of Silicon-Germanium (SiGe) HBT linearity.

Bay Area Microlocal Analysis Seminar: Resonances generated by conic diffraction

Seminar | March 20 | 2:30-3:30 p.m. | Stanford University, Room 384I

 Jared Wunsch, Northwestern University

 Department of Mathematics

I will report on recent work, joint with Luc Hillairet, that refines our understanding of the strings of resonances along logarithmic curves generated by multiply diffracted trapped rays.

Probabilistic Operator Algebra Seminar: Semiclassical asymptotics of $GL_N(\mathbb C)$ tensor products

Seminar | March 20 | 3-5 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

 Jonathan Novak, UC San Diego

 Department of Mathematics

The existence of a link between the asymptotics of tensor products of irreducible representations of $GL_N(\mathbb C)$ and free probability was discovered by Biane in the 90s. Biane realized that there is a matrix model for the "Littlewood-Richardson process" encoding the invariant subspaces which occur in the tensor product, and that the (quantum) random matrices involved in this model become...   More >

Wolfgang Ketter - FleetPower: Creating Virtual Power Plants in Sustainable Smart Electricity Markets

Seminar | March 20 | 3:30-5:30 p.m. | 3108 Etcheverry Hall

 Wolfgang Ketter, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University Rotterdam

 Industrial Engineering & Operations Research

As the share of renewable energy becomes an increasing part of electricity generation, electric vehicles (EVs) have the potential to be used as virtual power plants (VPP) to provide reliable back-up power.

Donald Trump is No Friend of Taiwan

Lecture | March 20 | 4 p.m. |  Doe Library

 Shelley Rigger, Political Science, Davidson College

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

Many Americans believe Taiwan is an important friend and partner to the US. The prospect of a foreign policy iconoclast in the White House appealed to many of Taiwan’s supporters in the US, especially those who are active in US foreign policy circles. Former officials of the George W Bush administration, in particular, have spent the past 8 years arguing that it is time for the US to upgrade its...   More >

Ion Channels in the Tubulovesicles

Seminar | March 20 | 4-5 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Haoxing Xu, University of Michigan

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Seminar 208, Microeconomics Theory: "Zero Sum Revision Games"

Seminar | March 20 | 4-6 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Stefano Lovo, HEC Paris

 Department of Economics

Instrumented and Connected: Designing Next-Generation Learning Experiences

Seminar | March 20 | 4-5 p.m. | 306 Soda Hall

 Tovi Grossman, Distinguished Research Scientist, Autodesk Research

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

In this talk, I will outline my research in what I define as next-generation learning experiences, which leverage instrumented and connected environments to aid in human learning and performance.

Student Algebraic Geometry Seminar: The topology of normal surface singularities

Seminar | March 20 | 4-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Daniel Lowengrub, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

In the paper "The topology of normal singularities of an algebraic surface and a criteria for simplicity" Mumford shows how it is possible to check if a point on a normal surface is singular based on purely topological properties of a neighborhood of the point. We will present a precise formulation of this idea and discuss the ingredients that go into the proof.

Bay Area Microlocal Analysis Seminar: Travel Time Tomography, Boundary Rigidity and Lens Rigidity

Seminar | March 20 | 4-5 p.m. | Stanford University, Room 384I

 Gunther Uhlmann, University of Washington/HKUST

 Department of Mathematics

We will consider the inverse problem of determining the sound speed or index of refraction of a medium by measuring the travel times of waves going through the medium. This problem arises in global seismology in an attempt to determine the inner structure of the Earth by measuring travel times of earthquakes. It has also several applications in optics and medical imaging among others.

The...   More >

The Last Masquerade: Lermontov, Meyerhold, and the Revolution of 1917

Colloquium | March 20 | 4-6 p.m. | B-4 Dwinelle Hall

 Anna Muza, Senior Lecturer, Russian Language, UC Berkeley

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

The sixth lecture in the Spring 2017 Slavic Colloquium series.

Analysis and PDE Seminar: Homogenization: Beyond well-posedness theory

Seminar | March 20 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Hung Tran, University of Wisconsin-Madison

 Department of Mathematics

I will describe some recent progress on going beyond the well-posedness theory in homogenization of Hamilton-Jacobi equations. In particular, I will focus on the decomposition method to find the formula of the effective Hamiltonian in some situations. Joint work with Qian and Yu.

Seminar 271, Development: Topic Forthcoming

Seminar | March 20 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Arun Chandrasekhar, Stanford

 Department of Economics

Undergraduate Lecture Series (Math Monday): 4-Manifolds Revisited

Lecture | March 20 | 5-6 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Peter Teichner, UC Berkeley & Max Planck Institute for Mathematics

 Department of Mathematics

I’ll try to give a survey of classification of manifolds up to dimension 4.

Obama's Legacy in the Middle East

Lecture | March 20 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 James Gelvin, Professor, History, UCLA

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Spring 2016 CMES Distinguished Visitor lecture.

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.

Arts + Design Mondays: Designing Spatiality for New Media Art, with Andrew and Deborah Rappaport

Lecture | March 20 | 6:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Andrew and Deborah Rappaport founded the Minnesota Street Project in 2015, which offers affordable and economically sustainable spaces for art galleries, artists, and related nonprofits. The project is inspired by the couple’s belief that philanthropic support for the arts today requires an alternate model—one suited to the innovative nature of Silicon Valley and the region as a whole.

This...   More >

Admission to this lecture is free.

ATC Lecture — Andrew and Deborah Rappaport, “Designing Spatiality for New Media Art”: Art, Technology, and Culture Colloquium

Lecture | March 20 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Barbo Osher Theater

 Andrew Rappaport, Minnesota Street Project; Deborah Rappaport, Minnesota Street Project

 Center for New Media

Collecting and exhibiting new media art poses particular challenges for private collectors. Among other questions, every acquisition must address the following:

* Is it possible to honor and adhere to the artist’s vision outside of an institutional context?
* Is it practical to integrate the work into a home environment while still living in the house?
* Is it feasible to manage conservation...   More >

The Nemea Center Lecture: The Road Less Traveled By? History, Archaeology, and Landscape in southern Greece

Lecture | March 20 | 7 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Dimitri Nakassis, Classics, University of Colorado Boulder

 The Nemea Center for Classical Archaeology, AIA, San Francisco Society

At first glance, the tranquil valleys and mountain passes of the western Argolid give the appearance being of a rather isolated and unremarkable region in southern Greece. In reality, this fertile area is crisscrossed by ancient roads and dotted with ruins that testify to its importance to the major powers of Greece from Classical antiquity to the Ottoman Empire. The results on the ongoing...   More >

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Nuclear Policy Working Group

Meeting | March 14 – May 9, 2017 every Tuesday with exceptions | NSSC Suite, Suite 230

 2150 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94709

 Nuclear Engineering (NE)

EHS 201 Biosafety in Laboratories

Course | March 21 | 9:30-11:30 a.m. | 177 Stanley Hall | Note change in location

 Office of Environment, Health & Safety

This training is required for anyone who is listed on a Biological Use Authorization (BUA) application form that is reviewed by the Committee for Laboratory and Environmental Biosafety (CLEB). A BUA is required for anyone working with recombinant DNA molecules, human clinical specimens or agents that may infect humans, plants or animals. This safety training will discuss the biosafety risk...   More >

Caltime KRONOS 8 – Managers/Supervisor Training

Course | March 21 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | 241 CSS

 1608 Fourth Street, Berkeley, CA 94710

 Lydia Jenkins

 Human Resources

Objective/Focus - KRONOS 8 Upgrade Changes:
Cosmetic features and functionality of CalTime KRONOS 8
Access to CalTime via Citrix – one timecard view
Edit personal Timecard
Edit timecards for employees
View Accruals and Totals on timecards
Icons, and color alerts to guide to the next task
Approve Employee Timecards - individual and mass approval
Instructor-led, hands-on training using...   More >

  Register online

National Park Service Meet and Greet

Tour/Open House | March 21 | 11 a.m. | Mulford Hall, 131 and 133

 Dept. of Environmental Science, Policy, and Mgmt. (ESPM)

Come visit and learn about Public Lands & Research!

Patrick Gonzalez (131 Mulford Hall)
National Park Service Principal Climate Change Specialist


Sarah Allen (133)
National Park Service Science Program Lead for Pacific West Region and NPS Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit Research Coordinator

Jim Weigand (133 Mulford Hall)
Bureau of Lands Management State Ecologist and BLM...   More >

Andrew Streitwieser Lecture: Chemistry on the Brain: Understanding the Nicotine Receptor

Seminar | March 21 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Dennis Dougherty, California Institute of Technology

 College of Chemistry

The human brain is the most complex object known to man. It presents daunting challenges at all levels, from the anatomical, to the cellular, to the molecular. Our work seeks to provide a chemical-scale understanding of the molecules of memory, thought, and sensory perception; of Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and schizophrenia. An area of particular interest has been the chemistry of nicotine...   More >

From cold sores to encephalitis: herpesvirus invasion of the nervous system

Seminar | March 21 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

 Gregory Smith, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Department of Microbiology-Immunology

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Travel and Visa Renewal in 2017

Presentation | March 21 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Online

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Learn about what to expect when traveling abroad and re-entering the U.S.

Topics include: Is it ok to travel internationally right now? What are the risks involved with travelling? When a visa stamp is needed (and when it is not), documents you need to apply for a visa, the visa application process and timelines, Security Clearances, and travel to Canada and Mexico. A Question and Answer...   More >

Seminar 217, Risk Management: Defers to the BSTARS conference on THURSDAY

Seminar | March 21 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Speaker: TBD, UC Berkeley

 Center for Risk Management Research

BSTARS this Thursday afternoon!

BSTARS will take place at the following time and location:
Thursday, March 23th
1:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Alumni House, UC Berkeley

The Berkeley Statistics Annual Research Symposium (BSTARS) surveys the latest research developments in the department, with an emphasis on possible applications to statistical problems encountered in industry.

The Berkeley Network Webinar Series: Career Transitions: Ensure Your Next Step is Successful

Seminar | March 21 | 12-1 p.m. |  Online

 Ainka Fulani ’94, Owner, BreakThrough

 Cal Alumni Association

Whether you're seeking employment, getting promoted, switching functions, or looking to change industries these are all transitions that come with opportunity. Some transitions we choose. Others are chosen for us. In this webinar we will focus on frameworks and techniques that will maximize your strengths and perhaps minimize the stress of change. Please come with questions and be prepared to...   More >

  Register online

Plant Fibers in Architecture - A Case Study from the Western Amazon

Lecture | March 21 | 12-1 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Constructions in inundation risk zones largely impacted by Climate Change, including the Western Amazon Basin, have traditionally incorporated natural materials. These lightweight enclosures often made with agrowaste including plant fibers as palm leaves have proven largely efficient for climate comfort. However, during the twentieth century, these constructions became incrementally supplanted or...   More >

Free with Garden Admission

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

Cook Well Berkeley Healthy Cooking Series: 7-Minute Veggies (BEUHS641)

Workshop | March 21 | 12:10-1 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club

 Kim Guess, RD, Be well at Work - Wellness

 Be Well at Work - Wellness

Is a lack of time keeping you from eating your veggies? Say goodbye to this excuse with delicious vegetable recipes that can be prepared in 7 minutes or less. Demonstration, recipes, and samples provided.

  Register online

Development Lunch:"Digital Credit: Where We Are Now"

Seminar | March 21 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Eilin Francis

 Department of Economics, CEGA

Healthcare Market Concentration Trends and Their Association with Health Insurance Premiums

Colloquium | March 21 | 12:40-2 p.m. | 714C University Hall

 Brent Fulton, PhD, MBA, Assistant Adjunct Professor of Health Economics and Policy, UC Berkeley

 Public Health, School of

This talk aims to fill the gap within the healthcare sector by describing and analyzing market concentration trends across the United States for hospitals, physician organizations and health insurers.

Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon

Special Event | March 21 | 1-6 p.m. | 405 Moffitt Undergraduate Library

 Library

Wikimedia’s gender trouble is well-documented. While the reasons for the gender gap are up for debate, the practical effect of this disparity is not: content is skewed by the lack of female participation. Let’s change that. Drop by the A+F Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon, learn how to edit Wikipedia and make a few changes of your own!

Caltime KRONOS 8 – Managers/Supervisor Training

Course | March 21 | 1-3 p.m. | 241 CSS

 1608 Fourth Street, Berkeley, CA 94710

 Lydia Jenkins

 Human Resources

Objective/Focus - KRONOS 8 Upgrade Changes:
Cosmetic features and functionality of CalTime KRONOS 8
Access to CalTime via Citrix – one timecard view
Edit personal Timecard
Edit timecards for employees
View Accruals and Totals on timecards
Icons, and color alerts to guide to the next task
Approve Employee Timecards - individual and mass approval
Instructor-led, hands-on training using...   More >

  Register online

Inviting Students to Bring Themselves to Class:: Connecting Learning and Lived Experiences

Panel Discussion | March 21 | 1-2 p.m. | 117 Dwinelle Hall

 Kim Voss, Professor; Associate Dean, Graduate Division, Department of Sociology, University of California Berkeley; Tamara Roberts, Associate Professor, Performance Studies, Department of Music, University of California Berkeley; Tina Sacks, Assistant Professor, School of Social Welfare, University of California Berkeley

 Tsu-jae Liu, Vice Provost for Academic and Space Planning; TSMC Distinguished Professor in Microelectronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of California Berkeley

 Academic Innovation Studio, American Cultures, Blum Center for Developing Economies, Center for Teaching and Learning, Division of Equity and Inclusion

How do we draw upon the diversity of Berkeley's student population as well as our own subject matter expertise, to create a richer learning experience? A distinguished panel of Berkeley faculty will share strategies and insights.

Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon

Special Event | March 21 | 1-6 p.m. | 405 Moffitt Undergraduate Library

 Library

Wikimedia’s gender trouble is well-documented. While the reasons for the gender gap are up for debate, the effect is not: content is skewed by the lack of female participation. Let’s change that! Drop by the Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon, learn how to edit Wikipedia and make a few changes of your own!

People of all gender identities and expressions welcome. Bring a laptop (or use one of ours). No...   More >

  RSVP online

EH&S 403 Training Session

Course | March 21 | 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.

Caltime KRONOS 8 – Managers/Supervisor Training

Course | March 21 | 3-5 p.m. | 241 CSS

 1608 Fourth Street, Berkeley, CA 94710

 Lydia Jenkins

 Human Resources

Objective/Focus - KRONOS 8 Upgrade Changes:
Cosmetic features and functionality of CalTime KRONOS 8
Access to CalTime via Citrix – one timecard view
Edit personal Timecard
Edit timecards for employees
View Accruals and Totals on timecards
Icons, and color alerts to guide to the next task
Approve Employee Timecards - individual and mass approval
Instructor-led, hands-on training using...   More >

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The neuroscience of cognitive development and mathematics skill acquisition

Lecture | March 21 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

 Torkel Klingberg

 Department of Psychology

Professor Torkel Klingberg from the Karolinska Institute in Sweden will be giving a lecture in the Cognitive Neuroscience colloquium series in Psychology.

3-Manifold Seminar: Reshetikhin-Turaev for the Drinfeld Double of a Finite Group II

Seminar | March 21 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Kevin Donoghue, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Reshetikhin and Turaev built a machine which takes as input a certain kind of Hopf algebra and outputs a link invariant. This talk will reverse the process: if you start with a particular link invariant, namely the number of homomorphisms of the link group to a finite group, the corresponding Hopf algebra and its tensor diagrammatics appear after some simple topological considerations.

Student Harmonic Analysis and PDE Seminar (HADES): Harmonic measures in the plane and higher-dimensional spaces

Seminar | March 21 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Zihui Zhao, University of Washington

 Department of Mathematics

Given a domain Ω, consider a Brownian motion starting from an interior point $x_0$, the harmonic measure $\omega =\omega ^{x_0}$ describes where the Brownian motion exits from the domain. Information of harmonic functions is also encoded in \omega : given a continuous function $f \in C(\partial \Omega )$, let $u$ be its harmonic extension in Ω, we have $u(x_0) = \int f d\omega $. A natural...   More >

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry through Macaulay2: How does Macaulay2 compute things?

Seminar | March 21 | 3:45-5 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall | Canceled

 Mahrud Sayrafi, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

We begin with a quick discussion about the organization and topics of this mini-seminar.

Then, I will talk about the basic computational methods of M2: monomial orders, Gröbner bases, syzygetic computations, and free resolutions. Plenty of examples will be provided for each case.

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Structure and Dynamics of the Influenza M2 Protein and Plant Cell Walls Determined by Solid-State NMR Spectroscopy

Seminar | March 21 | 4-5 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Mei Hong, Department of Chemistry, MIT

 College of Chemistry

High-resolution solid-state NMR spectroscopy is a powerful and versatile method to determine, at atomic resolution, the structure, mobility, and intermolecular interactions of biomolecules in their native environments, thus giving rich insights into the mechanisms of action of biomolecules. I will present our studies of the influenza virus M2 protein and plant cell walls to illustrate this point....   More >

Design Field Notes: Matter Global

Seminar | March 21 | 4-5 p.m. | 220 Jacobs Hall

 Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation

Guests from Matter, a design firm that specializes in creating products and experiences for the connected world and works with clients like Disney and Google, will share insights in a talk at Jacobs Hall.

Queuing into the Afterlife: The Politics of Branding Buryat Buddhism

Lecture | March 21 | 4 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Tatiana Chudakova, Department of Anthropology, Tufts University

 Franck Billé, Visiting Scholar, UC Berkeley Mongolia Initiative

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

This paper discusses the inadvertent effects of transforming the marked into the marketable on the mundane strategies of “making a living,” both economically and cosmologically, in Buddhist Siberia. Building on anthropological discussions on marketing ethnicity, it tracks attempts to develop a regional brand in Buryatia, a self-governing republic within the Russian Federation that derives its...   More >

Buryat Buddhism

Christina Marsden Gillis Academic Lives Program: "Immigration in Trump's America

Panel Discussion | March 21 | 4-6 p.m. | Women's Faculty Club, Lucy Ward Stebbins Lounge

 Professor Kathryn Abrams, Herma Hill Kay Distinguished Professor Of Law, UC Berkeley School of Law; Professor Leti Volpp, Robert D. and Leslie Kay Raven Professor of Law in Access to Justice, UC Berkeley School of Law

 The Women's Faculty Club

Professors Kathyrn Abrams and Leti Volpp, UC Berkeley School of Law, in conversation on current legal issues and political action. Professor Abrams is currently researching immigration issues in Arizona. Professor Volpp researches how American national identity is constructed in relation to the perception of immigrant communities.

  RSVP by calling Front Desk at 510-642-4175, or by emailing Front Desk at womensfacultyclub@gmail.com by March 20.

Seminar 221, Industrial Organization: ​"Multiproduct Pricing Made Simple"

Seminar | March 21 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 John Vickers, University of Oxford

 Department of Economics

(joint with Economic Analysis and Policy Group Seminar)

Food Politics and the Twenty-First Century Food Movement: Barbara Weinstock Lectures on the Morals of Trade by Marion Nestle

Lecture | March 21 | 4:10 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium

 Dr. Marion Nestle, Paulette Goddard Professor of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health, New York University

 Graduate Division, Berkeley Food Institute

Marion Nestle will present the Weinstock lecture on March 21, 2017. Her lecture is titled "Food Politics and the Twenty-First Century Food Movement" and is free and open to the public. No tickets are required.

Marion Nestle

Film Screening: The State of Eugenics

Film - Feature | March 21 | 5-7:30 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, Room 100

 Department of Gender and Women's Studies

Please join us at 5:00 pm on March 21, 2017 at UC Berkeley for a free screening of The State of Eugenics, the just-released film about the eugenic sterilization program North Carolina ran between the 1930's and 1970's. The film documents how that long-forgotten program was brought back to light by researchers and journalists, resulting in a pitched political battle over compensating...   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 >

The Nemea Center Seminar: These aren't the Mycenaeans we're looking for

Seminar | March 21 | 5:30 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Dimitri Nakassis, Classics, University of Colorado Boulder

 The Nemea Center for Classical Archaeology

The term "Mycenaean" is typically used for the Late Bronze Age societies of the Greek mainland and other parts of the Aegean basin, but we would do well to remember that our concept of these people, whoever they were, and our word for them, is ours, and it need not describe an internal reality. The term “Mycenaean” can be a useful one for historians and archaeologists, but it is also undoubtedly...   More >

Career Connections Series: Working Toward Social Good

Social Event | March 21 | 5:30-8 p.m. |  Career Center (2440 Bancroft Way)

 Career Center

CAA has teamed up with the UC Berkeley Career Center to help students make connections and gain clarity in their career pursuits.

We are seeking a diverse group of approximately 15-20 Cal alumni whose work is for the benefit of a community, the environment, or another cause requiring advocacy and support. Professionals from both non-profits and for-profits who meet these criteria are welcome....   More >

  RSVP online by March 14.

ACT Artistic Director Carey Perloff at The Berkeley Forum: The Evolving Role of Theater in the 21st Century

Seminar | March 21 | 6-7:30 p.m. |  UC Berkeley Campus

 Carey Perloff, American Conservatory Theater

 Department of Theater, Dance & Performance Studies, The Berkeley Forum

As today’s culture is heavily influenced by more popular, commercial forms of art and entertainment, how do we keep a classical culture alive in the new world? Theatre is often seen merely as a traditional art form, a concept existing independently from the issues of the outside world. However, as A.C.T. artistic director and award-winning playwright Carey Perloff suggests, the theater should...   More >

FREE

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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!

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.