<< Week of March 26 >>

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Workshop on Tannishō Commentarial Materials

Conference/Symposium | March 25 – 27, 2017 every day |  Jodo Shinshu Center

 2140 Durant Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Center for Buddhist Studies, Otani University, Ryukoku University

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

Monoprint Resist with Plant dyes using Itajime Resist Technique with Angelina DeAntonis

Workshop | March 26 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

We will explore the dye resist technique “itajime”, using this folding and binding method to create your own scarf. Participants will gather a plant leaf, frond or some material and create a monoprint resist using plant dyed wood blocks. The dyed blocks will transfer through the layers of silk, making a repeated pattern with a subtle and surprising botanical pattern, as we over-dye with natural...   More >

$95,$90 members

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

Crafter Dark: Free drop-in arts and crafts workshop

Workshop | January 26 – May 26, 2017 every month | 8-10 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Living Room

 Berkeley Art Studio

Get crafty with us! We’re hosting free, drop-in arts & crafts workshops in the MLK Jr. Student Union campus living room every 2nd Thursday of the month. Hope to see you there!
January 26th: Printing on Fabric
February 9: Zinelette Mini-Magazines
March 9th: Hand Lettering
April 20th: Macrame Plant Holders
May 11th: Clay Mobiles

Monday, March 27, 2017

Representation Learning

Workshop | March 27 – 31, 2017 every day |  Calvin Laboratory (Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing)

 Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing

This workshop will focus on dramatic advances in representation and learning taking place in natural language processing, speech and vision. For instance, deep learning can be thought of as a method that combines the tasks of finding a classifier (which we can think of as the top layer of the deep net) with the task of learning a representation (namely, the representation computed at the...   More >

  Register online

Workshop on Tannishō Commentarial Materials

Conference/Symposium | March 25 – 27, 2017 every day |  Jodo Shinshu Center

 2140 Durant Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Center for Buddhist Studies, Otani University, Ryukoku University

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

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

Gelu Nita (NJIT): Spectral Kurtosis Statistics of Transient Signals

Seminar | March 27 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 131 Campbell Hall

 Gelu Nita, Center for Solar Terrestrial Research, New Jersey Institute of Technology

 Radio Astronomy Lab

Due to its conceptual simplicity and its proven effectiveness in real-time detection and removal of radio frequency interference (RFI) from radio astronomy data, the Spectral Kurtosis (SK) estimator is likely to become a standard tool embedded in the FPGA/GPU signal processing pipelines of a new generation of radio telescopes. Nevertheless, the SK estimator may be equally sensitive to...   More >

Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Representation Learning

Workshop | March 27 – 31, 2017 every day |  Calvin Laboratory (Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing)

 Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing

This workshop will focus on dramatic advances in representation and learning taking place in natural language processing, speech and vision. For instance, deep learning can be thought of as a method that combines the tasks of finding a classifier (which we can think of as the top layer of the deep net) with the task of learning a representation (namely, the representation computed at the...   More >

  Register online

Farm Bill 2018: Policy, Politics, and Potential

Conference/Symposium | March 28 | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. |  American University School of International Service

 4400 Massachusetts Ave, Washington, DC 20016

 Berkeley Food Institute, American University

This event, co-sponsored by Berkeley Food Institute and American University, will bring together academics, civil society leaders, policymakers, producers and the general public to present and discuss original research both on and for the US Farm Bill, across and beyond disciplines.

  Register online

Identifying Your Vital Skills (BECAR104)

Workshop | March 28 | 12-1:30 p.m. |  Tang Center, University Health Services

 TBA, University Health Services

 Tang Center (University Health Services)

This workshop will focus on helping you identify your skills.

 All workshop and enrollment information can be found at the UCB Learning Center, accessible through the Blu Portal at http://blu.berkeley.edu. To find each workshop, use the BECAR### code to search.

I CAN! Commit to Activity and Nutrition(BEUHS630) 5-Week Healthy Lifestyle Program

Workshop | March 28 | 12:10-1 p.m. |  Edwards Track Stadium

 Cori Evans, MA, NSCA, Health*Matters; Kim Guess, RD, Health*Matters

 Be Well at Work - Wellness

For those that want to jumpstart a new healthy lifestyle, this free 5-week program will equip you with the skills you need to get started. I CAN! is an interactive program that includes nutrition and fitness assessments, a hands-on cooking class and grocery tour, weekly group workouts with a certified personal trainer, and a pedometer to encourage you to work toward 10,000 steps a day. Don’t...   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 >

Alumnae Career Advancement: Networking Reception and Panel

Panel Discussion | March 28 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room & Patio

 Cal Alumni Association, The Berkeley Network

The Berkeley Network is proud to present CAA’s inaugural Alumnae Career Advancement event! Network with fellow alumnae and join our discussion on the unique barriers to career advancement that women face, particularly in male-dominated industries.

For more information regarding event details and our alumnae panelists, please visit our website.

$10 Recent Graduates (Class of 2013-2016), $15 General Admission

  Buy tickets online

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Representation Learning

Workshop | March 27 – 31, 2017 every day |  Calvin Laboratory (Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing)

 Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing

This workshop will focus on dramatic advances in representation and learning taking place in natural language processing, speech and vision. For instance, deep learning can be thought of as a method that combines the tasks of finding a classifier (which we can think of as the top layer of the deep net) with the task of learning a representation (namely, the representation computed at the...   More >

  Register online

Traffic Signal Design: Engineering Concepts

Workshop | March 29 – 30, 2017 every day | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. | DoubleTree Anaheim, The Lassen Room

 100 The City Drive, Orange, CA 92868

 Bill Shao, City of Los Angeles; Josh Peterman, Fehr & Peers Transportation Consultants

 Technology Transfer Program

This newly updated course covers basic concepts, standards, and practices related to the design and installation of traffic signals. Within the framework of the California Vehicle Code, California Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (CA MUTCD), and Chapter 9 on Highway Lighting from Caltrans Traffic Manual, this course will explore the relationship among various engineering disciplines as...   More >

 This is an introductory course targeted for traffic engineers, technicians, and maintenance and construction personnel with little or no experience in how to plan for and install traffic signals.

Spatial Data Science Bootcamp 2017

Conference/Symposium | March 29 – 31, 2017 every day | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Mulford Hall

 Geospatial Innovation Facility

We live in a world where the importance and availability of spatial data are ever increasing. Today’s marketplace needs trained spatial data analysts who can:

-compile disparate data from multiple sources;
-use easily available and open technology for robust data analysis, sharing, and publication;
-apply core spatial analysis methods;
and utilize visualization tools to communicate with...   More >

Reprogramming the Brain to Health Symposium: Brain Training to Promote Brain Health

Conference/Symposium | March 29 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building

 Mark D'Espostio, UC Berkeley; Dan Krawcyzk, UT Dallas; Tony Chen, UCSF; Ian Robertson, UT Dallas; Michael Merzenich, UCSF; Adam Gazzaley, UCSF; Sandra Chapman, UT Dallas

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

This symposium will bring together the most distinguished brain scientists to share and learn up-to-date breakthroughs in brain research.

  RSVP by emailing ucbbraintrainingsymposium@gmail.com by March 28.

Let's Have an Awesome Time Doing Science!

Conference/Symposium | March 29 | 9 a.m.-1 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Steve Whitelam (LBL): a material scientist passionate about science writing; Eugene Cordero (San Jose State University): a climate scientist passionate about educational outreach; Michael Mayhew (LLNL): a computational biologist who tries to teach computers to diagnose people's diseases; Ryan Dalton (UC Berkeley): a Miller Fellow studying the molecular basis of sensory perception; Traci Grzymala (UC Berkeley): trained as an insect biologist and now brings science and scientists to elementary schoolers; Marla Feller (UC Berkeley): a physicist-turned-neuroscientist seeking to understand the circuitry of vision; Lior Pachter (CalTech): a computational biologist who is dedicated to promoting scientific integrity

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

  Register online

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

Working with a Financial Planner to Create Your Financial Plan (BEUHS359)

Workshop | March 29 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club

 Richard Faw, CFA, CFP®, CAIA, FRM, FSA

 Be Well at Work - Work/Life

Financial planning covers many topics and requires ongoing management. Because of this, many professionals choose to work with a financial planner. This workshop will introduce you to the process of working with a financial planner. It will present the components of a financial plan, the six steps involved in building a financial plan and how you can take the first step in searching for the right...   More >

  Enroll online

Talk by Yann LeCun

Seminar | March 29 | 3-4 p.m. | 306 Soda Hall

 Yann LeCun, NYU / Facebook

 Berkeley Artificial Intelligence Research (BAIR)

Yann LeCun is Professor at NYU and Director of AI research at Facebook. He is one of the world-leading researcher in Machine Learning, and one of the founding father of Deep Learning.

Thursday, March 30, 2017

Representation Learning

Workshop | March 27 – 31, 2017 every day |  Calvin Laboratory (Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing)

 Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing

This workshop will focus on dramatic advances in representation and learning taking place in natural language processing, speech and vision. For instance, deep learning can be thought of as a method that combines the tasks of finding a classifier (which we can think of as the top layer of the deep net) with the task of learning a representation (namely, the representation computed at the...   More >

  Register online

Spatial Data Science Bootcamp 2017

Conference/Symposium | March 29 – 31, 2017 every day | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Mulford Hall

 Geospatial Innovation Facility

We live in a world where the importance and availability of spatial data are ever increasing. Today’s marketplace needs trained spatial data analysts who can:

-compile disparate data from multiple sources;
-use easily available and open technology for robust data analysis, sharing, and publication;
-apply core spatial analysis methods;
and utilize visualization tools to communicate with...   More >

Traffic Signal Design: Engineering Concepts

Workshop | March 29 – 30, 2017 every day | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. | DoubleTree Anaheim, The Lassen Room

 100 The City Drive, Orange, CA 92868

 Bill Shao, City of Los Angeles; Josh Peterman, Fehr & Peers Transportation Consultants

 Technology Transfer Program

This newly updated course covers basic concepts, standards, and practices related to the design and installation of traffic signals. Within the framework of the California Vehicle Code, California Manual on Uniform Traffic Control Devices (CA MUTCD), and Chapter 9 on Highway Lighting from Caltrans Traffic Manual, this course will explore the relationship among various engineering disciplines as...   More >

 This is an introductory course targeted for traffic engineers, technicians, and maintenance and construction personnel with little or no experience in how to plan for and install traffic signals.

RAPDP - Intermediate - FM4 Fund Management

Course | March 30 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | University Hall, Room 24

 Human Resources

Synopsis: An intermediate workshop the covers the monthly reporting and reconciliation process (using PI Portfolio), including updating projections, fulfilling the SAS-115 requirements, and processing corrective transactions such as expense transfers.

  Register online

EH&S 403 Training Session

Course | March 30 | 10:30-11:30 a.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.

Get Global Ready: Thriving in an Intercultural Workplace

Workshop | March 30 | 1:30-4:30 p.m. | International House, Home Room

 International House

As UC Berkeley is becoming more and more global, understanding different cultural styles is paramount, as is making constructive efforts to bridge significant gaps in these various styles. Come improve your skills in how to do so by registering for this staff workshop.

Seminar 251, Labor: SPRING BREAK

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

 Department of Economics

BLISS Seminar: Ordinal Embedding

Seminar | March 30 | 4-5 p.m. | 531 Cory Hall

 Rob Nowak, UW Madison

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Modeling human perceptions has many applications in cognitive, social, and educational science, as well as in advertising and commerce. I will discuss our ongoing work on ordinal embedding, also known as non-metric multidimensional scaling, which is the problem of representing items (e.g., images) as points in a low-dimensional Euclidean space given constraints of the form "item i is closer to...   More >

The Master Schedule Equity Audit - Session 1

Workshop | March 30 | 6-9 p.m. | 2515 Tolman Hall

 Cheryl Domenichelli, PLI Coordinator of Programs for Visiting School Leaders

 Professional Development for Educators

Session 2 will highlight the use of equity audits to inform the building of master schedules. Participants are encouraged to bring the master schedule of their schools to conduct the equity audit. We will also provide sample schedules for your use as needed.

Friday, March 31, 2017

Representation Learning

Workshop | March 27 – 31, 2017 every day |  Calvin Laboratory (Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing)

 Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing

This workshop will focus on dramatic advances in representation and learning taking place in natural language processing, speech and vision. For instance, deep learning can be thought of as a method that combines the tasks of finding a classifier (which we can think of as the top layer of the deep net) with the task of learning a representation (namely, the representation computed at the...   More >

  Register online

Spatial Data Science Bootcamp 2017

Conference/Symposium | March 29 – 31, 2017 every day | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Mulford Hall

 Geospatial Innovation Facility

We live in a world where the importance and availability of spatial data are ever increasing. Today’s marketplace needs trained spatial data analysts who can:

-compile disparate data from multiple sources;
-use easily available and open technology for robust data analysis, sharing, and publication;
-apply core spatial analysis methods;
and utilize visualization tools to communicate with...   More >

CEND 9th Annual Symposium: Deconstructing TB: Insights from Fundamental Research

Conference/Symposium | March 31 | 9 a.m.-6 p.m. | 245 Li Ka Shing Center

 Megan Murray, Harvard University; Gilla Kiplan, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; Clifton E. Barry III, National Institute of Allergy & Infectious Diseases; Bavesh Kana, University of the Witwatersrand; Nevan Krogan, University of California, San Francisco; Oren Rosenberg, University of California, San Francisco

 CEND (Center for Emerging & Neglected Diseases)

Emerging and neglected diseases are a group of debilitating and often deadly infections. As a group, these diseases are poorly understood and generally lack effective tools for prevention, control, and treatment. CEND Annual Symposium aims to strengthen connections between San Francisco Bay Area scientists working on infectious diseases of global health importance and the broader global health...   More >

Labor Lunch Seminar: No seminar - Spring Break

Seminar | March 31 | 12-1 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall | Canceled

 Department of Economics

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Critter Corner

Workshop | December 31, 2016 – May 27, 2017 every Saturday | 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | Lawrence Hall of Science, Niche Classroom

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

What is it like to live underwater? How does it feel to warm yourself on a rock? Get an introduction to the living world by meeting small mammals, reptiles, and arthropods. In the Critter Corner, which is perfect for ages 8 and under, you can observe how animals move, feel, and eat. Read stories and role-play with toy animals and habitats so that you can better understand animal life.

Animal Discovery Room at the Lawrence Hall of Science