<< Week of April 15 >>

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Looking at Okinawa: Race, Gender, Nation

Conference/Symposium | April 9 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Moffitt Undergraduate Library, 340 (BCMN Commons Seminar Room)

 Ishikawa Mao, Photographer; Wendy Matsumura, Professor, UC San Diego; Annmaria Shimabuku, Professor, NYU

 Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Townsend Center for the Humanities, Department of African American Studies, Asian American Studies, Department of Ethnic Studies, Department of Gender and Women's Studies, Center for Race and Gender, Department of East Asian Languages & Cultures

This is a one-day event being held in order to create a dialogue on issues of race and gender in the study of Okinawa, and to contemplate the relationship between the study of Japan and the study of Okinawa.

We will initiate this dialogue with a lecture by photographer Ishikawa Mao, whose work explores the complex relationships of gender, race, and national identity in Okinawa and...   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.

Water's Extreme Journey at the Lawrence Hall of Science

Spring Science Days 2017

Special Event | April 1 – 9, 2017 every day | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

Every day during Spring Science Days is an opportunity to learn something new about Earth’s oceans, lakes, rivers, and other waterways. Discover what it means to be part of the water ecosystem, and explore how you can help us protect this important resource.

$12 Adults, $10 Children 3–18, Seniors 62+, Free Members, children age 2 and under, UC Berkeley students and staff

Forces That Shape the Bay

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 >

Leaning into the Wind—Andy Goldsworthy: Thomas Reidelsheimer | United Kingdom, 2017

Film - Documentary | April 9 | 1:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

This collaborative sequel to the landmark Rivers and Tides finds artist Andy Goldsworthy still appealingly engaged in his philosophical and tactical exploration of the natural world.

General admission: $15; BAMPFA members, SFFILM members, UC Berkeley students: $13; Non–UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons: $14. BAMPFA’s second-feature discount does not apply to this program. Tickets are nonrefundable and may not be ex CineVouchers may not be redeemed in person at BAMPFA. Onsite ticket sales are subject to limited availability.

  Buy tickets online

Soundwaves - The Passion of Noor Inayat Khan: A Play in English presented by Enacte Arts

Performing Arts - Theater | April 8 – 9, 2017 every day | 2-6 p.m. |  DeAnza Visual and Performing Arts Center

 21250 Stevens Creek Blvd, Cupertino, CA 95014

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Enacte Arts

A play on the life of Noor Inayat Khan, an Indian World War II spy.

$100, $50, $35, $25, $10

  Tickets go on sale March 13. Buy tickets online

Auburn, CA.- 2017 New Student Reception

Reception | April 9 | 2-4 p.m. |  Powers Mansion Inn

  195 Harrison Ave, Auburn, CA 95603

 Cal Alumni Association

The Cal Alumni Association and the Office of Undergraduate Admissions are pleased to invite you to join us in April for the annual New Student Reception taking place in your community. Alumni and Cal Parents are needed at this reception to play a crucial role in showcasing the best of Berkeley.

Join us to share your Cal story and to inspire students to attend the greatest public university in...   More >

  RSVP online by April 6.

Baseball vs. Arizona State

Sport - Intercollegiate - Baseball/Softball | April 9 | 2:05 p.m. |  Evans Field

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Baseball hosts Arizona State in conference action at Evans Diamond.

IMPACT Bay Area LGBTQ+ Self Defense Class

Workshop | April 9 | 3-6 p.m. | Foothill Student Housing, Foothill Assembly Room

 Heather G., IMPACT Bay Area

 Gender Equity Resource Center

This class is geared toward some of the concerns of the LGBTQ community, this 3-Hour class covers street safety & awareness, physical & verbal boundary setting and some basic full-force self-defense tactics proven effective at keeping you safe.

Location will be provided after RSVPing

RSVP By following this attached link...   More >

 This class is specific to the LGBTQ+ experience.

  RSVP by calling Justin Crosby at 3103510342, or by emailing Justin Crosby at justincrosby@berkeley.edu by April 5.

Takács Quartet: Beethoven: The Complete String Quartets

Performing Arts - Music | April 9 | 3 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Cal Performances

A momentous occasion! Following our tradition of exploring cycles of music in context, we present a cornerstone of classical music and one of humanity's greatest achievements.

starting at $72

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

Godless (Bezbog) | Ralitza Petrova | Bulgaria, Denmark, 2016

Film - Feature | April 9 | 3:45 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

In post-Communist Bulgaria, justice is rare and making the right choice comes at a cost. A home care nurse faces her own difficult choices in this bold observation of a woman trapped in a fatalistic culture.

General admission: $15; BAMPFA members, SFFILM members, UC Berkeley students: $13; Non–UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons: $14. BAMPFA’s second-feature discount does not apply to this program. Tickets are nonrefundable and may not be ex CineVouchers may not be redeemed in person at BAMPFA. Onsite ticket sales are subject to limited availability.

  Buy tickets online

A Date for Mad Mary | Darren Thornton | Ireland, 2016

Film - Feature | April 9 | 6 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Fresh from serving a jail sentence for brawling, Mary embarks on a time-crunched hunt for an acceptable wedding date, a search that takes her to uncharted places in this unconventional, energetic romantic comedy.

General admission: $15; BAMPFA members, SFFILM members, UC Berkeley students: $13; Non–UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons: $14. BAMPFA’s second-feature discount does not apply to this program. Tickets are nonrefundable and may not be ex CineVouchers may not be redeemed in person at BAMPFA. Onsite ticket sales are subject to limited availability.

  Buy tickets online

The Transfiguration | Michael O'Shea | United States, 2016

Film - Feature | April 9 | 8:15 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

FEATURING
Eric Ruffin, Chloe Levine, Aaron Clifton Moten,

Combining gritty urban realism with vampire-movie name-checks galore, this debut film tells the story of a teenage loner with a problem—he has a thirst for blood—and the slightly older girl who befriends him.

General admission: $15; BAMPFA members, SFFILM members, UC Berkeley students: $13; Non–UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons: $14. BAMPFA’s second-feature discount does not apply to this program. Tickets are nonrefundable and may not be ex CineVouchers may not be redeemed in person at BAMPFA. Onsite ticket sales are subject to limited availability.

  Buy tickets online

Monday, April 10, 2017

Structure vs. Randomness

Workshop | April 10 – 14, 2017 every day |  Calvin Laboratory (Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing)

 Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing

This workshop will focus on a phenomenon observed in harmonic analysis, ergodic theory, analytic number theory, graph theory, complexity theory, additive combinatorics and cryptography, according to which arbitrary objects can be well approximated by a combination of a small number of pseudorandom objects. In the study of higher-order Fourier analysis, this corresponds to approximating every...   More >

  Register online

Archivophilia: A Symposium

Conference/Symposium | April 10 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | 554 Barrows Hall

 Brenda Child, Professor, History and American Studies, University of Minnesota; Catherine Ceniza Choy, Associate Professor, Ethnic Studies, University of California, Berkeley; Daniel Fisher, Associate Professor, Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley; Lisa Brooks, Associate Professor, English and American Studies, Amherst College; Lisbeth Haas, Professor, History, University of California, Santa Cruz; Stephen Best, Associate Professor, English, University of California, Berkeley

 Department of Ethnic Studies

Archivophilia: A Symposium
... And a love story.

Yes, it's true. The allure of the archive (whether hand-written letters, detailed ledgers, maps, inventories, diaries and journals, brittle clippings, faded photographs or audio recordings--just for a start) pulls us in every time.

But what do we make of what we find?

Join us for a day of presentations and reflections by scholars from...   More >

Edible Book Festival

Social Event | April 10 | 12-2 p.m. | 405 Moffitt Undergraduate Library

 Library

Edible Book Festivals feature creative food projects that draw their inspiration from books and stories. Edible books might physically resemble books, or they might refer to an aspect of a story, or they might incorporate text.

All members of the UC Berkeley community are encouraged to participate! The event will take place in Moffitt Library, which requires a current UCB ID or gold UC...   More >

Getting an Archaeology Article Published

Workshop | April 10 | 12-3 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Mitch Allen, President, Scholarly Roadside Service

 Archaeological Research Facility

Getting an article published is about more than simply doing the research, writing it up, and sending it off. There are strategies for presenting your work to the journal editor-- and ways to craft your message to them-- that greatly improve your chances of success, strategies that most academics don't know or don't follow.

Kicking out the Rogues: Should Federations be Able to Expel Member States?

Lecture | April 10 | 12-1 p.m. |  Moses Hall

 Eva Marlene Hausteiner, Political Theory, University of Bonn

 Institute of European Studies, San Francisco Eric M. Warburg Chapter of the American Council on Germany

When, if at all, should members get expelled from a federation? While accession to or secession from a federal union – such as the United States – has long been the issue of heated debates, only recently have the federal center’s sanctions on members in violation of common rules and laws become an issue. How should, for example, the EU treat countries in violation of the rule of law? In her talk,...   More >

Combinatorics Seminar: Additive structure of sets of Fourier coefficients

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

 Thomas Bloom, University of Bristol

 Department of Mathematics

The collection of large Fourier coefficients of a function, whether they be called `major arcs' or the `large spectrum', are one way of representing the linearly structured component of a function, and as such plays an important role in many problems in additive combinatorics, analytic number theory, theoretical computer science, and beyond. In this talk I will discuss some results concerning...   More >

Board of Advocate's End of Year Meeting

Meeting | April 10 | 1-2 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, Depends on weather (please email boaltadvocates@gmail.com)

 Board of Advocates

During this meeting, we highlight team victories and performances at national law competitions.

PROSPECTIVE FRESHMAN INFORMATION SESSION

Presentation | April 10 | 1-2 p.m. |  Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

PROSPECTIVE FRESHMAN INFORMATION SESSION

String-Math Seminar: Dualities in Topological Field Theory

Seminar | April 10 | 2-3 p.m. | 402 LeConte Hall

 Constantin Teleman, Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Kramers-Wannier duality is a symmetry relating the high-and low-temperature phases of the 2-dimensional lattice Ising model. Electric-Magnetic duality is a 3-dimensional duality between abelian (flat) gauge theories for Pontryagin dual abelian groups. Both dualities generalize to higher-dimensional manifolds. We describe the relation between them using the notion of relative field theory. The...   More >

Campus Visitor Library Tour: Doe and Moffitt Libraries and their Main Stacks

Tour/Open House | April 3 – 24, 2017 every Monday | 3-4 p.m. | Doe Library, meets at north entrance

 Library

April is a month when students and families visit campus, trying to decide if Cal will be their future home. If you are are visiting campus, you are encouraged to come see the the Library.

Tours of the historic Doe Library, underground Main stacks, and newly renovated Moffitt Undergraduate Library are given every Monday and Friday in April. They start on the north steps of the Doe Library. You...   More >

Probabilistic Operator Algebra Seminar: Analytic subordination for bi-free convolution

Seminar | April 10 | 3-5 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

 Yinzheng Gu, Queens University, Canada

 Department of Mathematics

We discuss some analytic properties of the additive bi-free convolution, both scalar-valued and operator-valued. We show that using the one-variable subordination functions associated with the additive free convolution, simple formulas for additive bi-free convolutions can be derived. As an application, we prove a result about atoms of the additive bi-free convolution.

Mariana Olvera-Cravioto - Directed Complex Networks And Ranking Algorithms

Seminar | April 10 | 3:30-5:30 p.m. | 3108 Etcheverry Hall

 Mariana Olvera-Cravioto, Visiting Associate Professor, University of California Berkeley

 Industrial Engineering & Operations Research

In the first part of this talk I will discuss a family of inhomogeneous directed random graphs for modeling complex networks such as the web graph, Twitter, ResearchGate, and other social networks.

In the second part of the talk I will explain how ranking algorithms such as Google’s PageRank can be used to identify highly influential nodes in a network.

Diversified Farming Systems Roundtable with Matt Liebman

Lecture | April 10 | 4-5 p.m. | 112 Hilgard Hall

 Berkeley Food Institute, Center for Diversified Farming Systems

The development of modern, industrial agriculture has been characterized by large reductions in biological diversity, both across landscapes and within farming systems. Loss of biodiversity is particularly evident in the U.S. Corn Belt.

The Birth of Chinese Feminism: Essential Texts in Transnational Theory

Panel Discussion | April 10 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Rebecca Karl, Department of History, New York University; Lydia Liu, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures; Institute for Comparative Literature and Society, Columbia University

 Colleen Lye, English, UC Berkeley; Raka Ray, Sociology, UC Berkeley

 Weihong Bao, East Asian Languages and Cultures; Film and Media, UC Berkeley

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS), Institute of International Studies Faculty Interdisciplinary Program on Gender and the Transpacific World

Panel discussion on writings by possibly the first Chinese feminist author, He-Yin Zhen. Zhen presents an alternative conception of feminism that draws upon anarchism and other radical trends. Ahead of her time, He-Yin Zhen complicates conventional accounts of feminism and China's history, offering original perspectives on sex, gender, labor, and power that remain relevant today.

Adding Study Abroad to Your Resume Workshop

Workshop | April 10 | 4-5 p.m. | 360 Stephens Hall

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Skills to Pay the Bills: How studying abroad can help in your career.

Are you planning to or have you already studied abroad? Are you wondering how study abroad is relevant to your future? Come by our workshop to learn how to stand out to employers by utilizing your study abroad experiences in your resume, cover letter, and interviews.

Making sense of intrinsically disordered proteins

Seminar | April 10 | 4-5 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Rohit Pappu, Washington University in St. Louis, Department of Biomedical Engineering

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Dostoevsky And The Riddle Of The Self

Lecture | April 10 | 4-6 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, B-4 Dwinelle Hall Berkeley Language Center

 Yuri Corrigan, Boston University

 Department of Comparative Literature

Dostoevsky and the Riddle of the Self

Colloquium | April 10 | 4-6 p.m. | B-4 Dwinelle Hall

 Yuri Corrigan, Assistant Professor of Russian & Comparative Literature, Boston University

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

The seventh lecture in the Spring 2017 Slavic Colloquium series.

Student Algebraic Geometry Seminar: An example of homological mirror symmetry

Seminar | April 10 | 4-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Catherine Cannizzo, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

We will describe homological mirror symmetry via the example of \( T^2 \) by Zaslow-Polishchuk. Mirror symmetry has several formulations in math and the main idea is that there are pairs of manifolds, a symplectic manifold (called the A-model) and a complex manifold (called the B-model) and complex invariants on the B-model, where more is known, tell us about symplectic invariants on the A-model....   More >

Analysis and PDE Seminar: The Helicoidal Method II

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

 Camil Muscalu, Cornell

 Department of Mathematics

The helicoidal method is a new, extremely efficient way, of proving multiple vector valued inequalities in harmonic analysis. About a month ago, we gave a talk at MSRI, in which we explained some consequences of this method, such as the proof of sparse domination results for various multilinear operators, and their multiple vector valued extensions.

The main task of the current talk will be...   More >

Asamapta (Incomplete): A Screening with Director Suman Mukhopadhyay present

Film - Feature | April 10 | 5-7:30 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Suman Mukhopadhyay, Film Director

 Pranab Bardhan, Professor of Graduate School at the Department of Economics, UC Berkeley

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies, The Subir & Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies, Berkeley Bangla Initiative

A screening of award winning film director, Suman Mukhopadhyay's newest film, Asamapta (Incomplete). Screening will include a Q&A session with the director.

Undergraduate Lecture Series (Math Monday): Quantum sets

Lecture | April 10 | 5-6 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Mariusz Wodzicki, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

A set is generally considered to be the simplest structure of Mathematics. Every set comes disguised under a number of other structures, however. While exploring some of them, we shall encounter what I propose to call “quantum sets”, by analogy with “quantum groups”.

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.

ARCH Lecture: Kazuyo Sejima

Lecture | April 10 | 6:30-8 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Kazuyo Sejima, SANAA

 Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), College of Environmental Design

MONDAY, APRIL 10, ZELLERBACH HALL -- Ms. Sejima, founding partner of SANAA, will lecture on her work. This lecture is presented with the Center for Japanese Studies and the UC Regents Lectures Program.

$3 General Admission

  Tickets go on sale April 1. Buy tickets online

ARCH Lecture: Kazuyo Sejima

Lecture | April 10 | 6:30-8 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 College of Environmental Design

MONDAY, APRIL 10, ZELLERBACH HALL -- Ms. Sejima, founding partner of SANAA, will lecture on her work. This lecture is presented with the Center for Japanese Studies and the UC Regents Lectures Program. Tickets $3, available on April 1.

Sacramento, CA.- 2017 New Student Reception

Reception | April 10 | 7-9 p.m. |  Courtyard by Marriott Sacramento Cal Expo

  1782 Tribute Road, Sacramento, CA 95815

 Cal Alumni Association

The Cal Alumni Association and the Office of Undergraduate Admissions are pleased to invite you to join us in April for the annual New Student Reception taking place in your community. Alumni and Cal Parents are needed at this reception to play a crucial role in showcasing the best of Berkeley.

Join us to share your Cal story and to inspire students to attend the greatest public university in...   More >

  RSVP online by April 6.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Structure vs. Randomness

Workshop | April 10 – 14, 2017 every day |  Calvin Laboratory (Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing)

 Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing

This workshop will focus on a phenomenon observed in harmonic analysis, ergodic theory, analytic number theory, graph theory, complexity theory, additive combinatorics and cryptography, according to which arbitrary objects can be well approximated by a combination of a small number of pseudorandom objects. In the study of higher-order Fourier analysis, this corresponds to approximating every...   More >

  Register online

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)

Using Isotopes to Reconstruct the Past: Interview with Elizabeth Niespolo, Department of Earth and Planetary Science

Seminar | April 11 | 9-9:30 a.m. | Barrows Hall, Radio broadcast, ON-AIR ONLY, 90.7 FM

 Elizabeth Niespolo, PhD Candidate, Department of Earth and Planetary Science; Tesla Monson, PhD Candidate, Department of Integrative Biology, UC Berkeley

 KALX 90.7 FM

This week on The Graduates, tune in to hear from geologist Elizabeth Niespolo as she discusses her work on the timing and tempo of human evolution using isotope geochemistry. The Graduates, highlighting graduate student research at Berkeley and around the world, is broadcast every other Tuesday at 9AM on KALX 90.7 FM and on the web

Elizabeth in the lab

Simons Institute Workshop: Structure vs. Randomness Apr. 10 – Apr. 14

Seminar | April 11 | 9:05 a.m.-1:05 p.m. | Simons Institute, Auditorium | Note change in date and location

 Various, Various

 Department of Mathematics

This workshop will focus on a phenomenon observed in harmonic analysis, ergodic theory, analytic number theory, graph theory, complexity theory, additive combinatorics and cryptography, according to which arbitrary objects can be well approximated by a combination of a small number of pseudorandom objects. In the study of higher-order Fourier analysis, this corresponds to approximating every...   More >

Undergrads and DH: Collaborations with the Library: Digital Humanities Faire 2017

Conference/Symposium | April 11 | 9:30-11 a.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Library

The DH Faire is an annual event that brings together digital humanists to share their work and reflect on the field more broadly. Including a series of panels, a poster session, and an evening reception, the faire offers the Berkeley community the opportunity to share projects at various stages of development, and to receive invaluable feedback from peers.

Antisocial Computing: Explaining and Predicting Negative Behavior Online

Lecture | April 11 | 9:40-11 a.m. | 202 South Hall

 Justin Cheng

 Information, School of

New computational methods for understanding and predicting antisocial behavior and misinformation in online communities.

Local Color: A Watercolor Workshop with Mimi Robinson

Workshop | April 11 | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Have you ever noticed that each place has its own distinct set of colors? This hands-on watercolor workshop helps us explore the colors of the unique flora and fauna that make up The UC Botanical
Garden. Through classroom and field studies we will develop personal and collective color palettes that reflect this remarkable place. You may also discover what is surprising and unexpected along...   More >

$100, $90 members

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

Student Hosted Colloquium: Stereocontrol in Photochemical Synthesis

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

 Prof. Tehshik Yoon, University of Wisconsin-Madison

 College of Chemistry

Control over the stereochemistry of photochemical reactions, particularly using enantioselective catalysts, has been a long-standing challenging synthetic problem with few general solutions. It has commonly been argued that the high-energy intermediates involved in photochemical transformations limit the opportunities for effective stereocontrol. We disagree with this assessment, and recently...   More >

Seminar 217, Risk Management: Minimum Conditional Expected Drawdown Portfolios

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

 Speaker: Alex Papanicolaou, UC Berkeley

 Center for Risk Management Research

Drawdown, and in particular maximum drawdown, is a widely used indicator of risk in the fund management industry. It is a vital metric for a levered investor who can get caught in a liquidity trap and forced to sell valuable positions if unable to secure funding after an abrupt market decline. Moreover, it is a pathwise risk measure in contrast to end-horizon risk diagnostics like volatility,...   More >

BSAC Technology Seminar - Dynamic Characterization of MEMS Using Laser Doppler Vibrometry

Seminar | April 11 | 12-1 p.m. | 540 Cory Hall

 Eric Lawrence, MEMS Business Development Manager, Polytec Inc.

 Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center

Laser Doppler Vibrometry is used by researchers for dynamic characterization of MEMS. It features microscope-based velocity measurements using the Doppler effect and offers picometer level resolution, bandwidth to 1.2 GHz, high accuracy, and wide dynamic range. Recent developments in this technology extend the usage to 3-axis response and frequency bandwidth to 1.2 GHz.

  RSVP online by April 10.

When Death Comes, He Steals the Infant: Children and Mortuary Practice on the Giza Plateau: AHMA Noon Colloquium

Lecture | April 11 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 7205 Dwinelle Hall

 Jessica Kaiser, UC Berkeley

 Ancient History and Mediterranean Archaeology, Graduate Group in

The AHMA Noon Colloquium is a series of informal papers presented at noon in 7205 Dwinelle Hall.

Blind Love, Romanticism, and Rousseau’s Julie

Lecture | April 11 | 12-2 p.m. | 4229 Dwinelle Hall

 Alexandra Schamel, Universität Munich, Dept. of Comparative Literature, French Studies & IES Visiting Scholar

 Institute of European Studies, Department of French

The lecture examines to what extent Rousseau’s epistolary novel Julie ou la Nouvelle Héloïse modifies the visual paradigm of eighteenth-century anthropology, as seen in Rousseau’s ideology of substantial nature, by introducing dynamics which produce obscurité, an unattainable dimension of inwardness. The argument leads to the proposal that the subject’s strategies of hiding, masking and...   More >

EndNote Essentials:: Citation Management for Busy People

Workshop | April 11 | 12-1 p.m. | Barrows Hall, 356: D-Lab Convening Room

 Karen Andrews, Sheldon Margen Public Health Library

 Sheldon Margen Public Health Library

EndNote is a citation management program that helps you organize the citations you find when doing research. It also lets you quickly insert these citations into your paper or report, converts them into any of thousands of different styles with a click or two, and creates a bibliography for you, saving hours of time when writing papers.

Bring your own laptop since you will practice some of the...   More >

Why Vikings, Frozen and Kahoot are Important for Norway’s Future – and What Norway can Learn from Silicon Valley

Lecture | April 11 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Gro Dyrnes, Regional Director Americas, Director San Francisco and Silicon Valley, representing Norway in the Nordic Innovation House Board and in VisitNorway

 Institute of European Studies

The discussion over the last years in Norway has been centered around value creation “after oil”. This presentation will discuss advantages and challenges in Norway’s innovation system and culture and will also compare this to the Silicon Valley ecosystem and mentality.

Gro Dyrnes was formerly the Chief of Staff, Regional Director for Western Europe and the Nordics and IT-director, in...   More >

Blind Love, Romanticism, and Rousseau’s Julie

Lecture | April 11 | 12-2 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, 4229 - French Department Library

 Alexandra Schamel, Visiting Scholar, Universität Munich

 Comparative Literature, French Studies Program, Institute of European Studies

The lecture examines to what extent Rousseau’s epistolary novel Julie ou la Nouvelle Héloïse modifies the visual paradigm of eighteenth-century anthropology, as seen in Rousseau’s ideology of substantial nature, by introducing dynamics which produce obscurité, an unattainable dimension of inwardness. The argument leads to the proposal that the subject’s strategies of hiding, masking and...   More >

Certificate Program in Leadership and Management Online Information Session

Information Session | April 11 | 12-12:30 p.m. |  Online

 UC Berkeley Extension

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

  Register online

The Berkeley Network Webinar Series: How Women Can Succeed in the Workplace

Seminar | April 11 | 12-1 p.m. |  Online

 Valerie Alexander, Founder and CEO of Goalkeeper Media, Goalkeeper Media

 Cal Alumni Association

As a result of two million years of evolution, men’s brains and women’s brains function differently, and those differences are reflected in how we behave, react and are perceived in the workplace. In this provocative talk, Valerie Alexander speaks candidly about how the value placed on instinctively female behavior can limit women’s success, particularly in male-driven fields, and what we can do...   More >

  Register online

The Imperative for Slowing Population Growth in the Sahel

Colloquium | April 11 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Alisha Graves, Co-Founder, The OASIS Initiative

 Center for African Studies

One of the Center for African Studies weekly sessions in our Spring 2017 Colloquium Series.

Development Lunch:"Migration: A Missing Link Between Weather and Violence?"

Seminar | April 11 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Florian Grosset, Paris School of Economics

 Department of Economics, CEGA

Information or Compensation: The Impacts of Financial Incentives and IT on Physician Productivity

Colloquium | April 11 | 12:40-2 p.m. | 714C University Hall

 Benjamin Handel, PhD, Associate Professor of Economics, UC Berkeley

 Public Health, School of

Physician financial incentives and utilization of information technology are two key levers policymakers have considered to “bend the cost curve” and reduce health care cost growth in the United States. Preliminary analysis reveals that financial incentives and IT are complementary, in the sense that use of IT improves physician responses to existing financial incentives.

Resilience and Interdependencies Of Civil Infrastructures During Emergencies

Seminar | April 11 | 1-2 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, 310 Banatao Auditorium

 Gian Paolo Cimellaro, Politecnico di Torino

 Siebel Energy Institute

Resilience is a broad and multidisciplinary subject and measuring it is one of the most challenging tasks due to the complexity of the process. This talk analyzes fundamental concepts of “community resilience” and presents a common reference framework, including several applications of the framework to strategic facilities (e.g., hospitals and schools) and infrastructure networks (e.g., gas,...   More >

Gian Paolo Cimellaro, Associate Professor in Structural Engineering, Politecnico di Torino

New Technologies and Archaeology

Conference/Symposium | April 11 | 2-5 p.m. | 308A Doe Library

 Department of History of Art

An event bringing together technology innovators, cultural heritage workers, and scholars in a conversation about scanning, visualization, Virtual and Augmented Reality, and other digital tools that are changing the field of Archaeology. Followed by a round-table discussion and a visit to the newly re-opened Phoebe Hearst Museum of Anthropology.

Cognitive Neuroscience Colloquia

Colloquium | April 11 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

 Vincent P. Clark, University of New Mexico

 Department of Psychology

Chiron Lecture

Seminar | April 11 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building | Note change in date

 Pietro De Camilli, Yale University School of Medicine

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Chiron Lectures

3-Manifold Seminar: Quasi-Fuchsian surface subgroups

Seminar | April 11 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Alvin Kerber, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Given a geometrically finite Kleinian group, we can ask whether it contains any quasi-Fuchsian surface subgroups. The answer is yes for closed hyperbolic 3-manifolds (Kahn-Markovic) and more generally for finite volume hyperbolic 3-manifolds (Masters-Zhang, Baker-Cooper). We'll discuss some background on this problem and outline a strategy for the case of infinite volume. We'll then present new...   More >

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry through Macaulay2: Crash Course on Characteristic Classes

Seminar | April 11 | 3:45-4:30 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Ritvik Ramkumar, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

100 Years Later: The Lynching of (Grandpa) Anthony Crawford: Has racial difference ended or simply evolved?

Lecture | April 11 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Hearst Field Annex, Room D-37

 Doria Dee Johnson, Public Historian and Activist

 The On The Same Page Program, Equity and Inclusion, Vice Chancellor, College of Environmental Design, Department of African American Studies, Fannie Lou Hamer Black Resource Center, Department of Sociology

Doria Dee Johnson’s great-grandfather was lynched in South Carolina in 1916. Using her family’s painful story as a lens through which we can examine our nation’s history, Johnson will describe how past injustices propelled her from the role of daughter to genealogist to activist to scholar, and now international human rights and restorative justice agent.

 The talk and reception are free and open to all UC Berkeley students, faculty, staff, and community members.

Public historian and activist Doria Dee Johnson

Charge Transfer Dynamics, Excited State Energetics, and Organic Photovoltaics

Seminar | April 11 | 4-5 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Nandini Ananth, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Cornell University

 College of Chemistry

Designing molecular materials for use as organic photovoltaics, molecular electronics, and photocata-lysts is a multifaceted challenge requiring a detailed understanding of both the excited state energetics and the dynamics of charge and energy transfer. We address the dynamic challenge by developing new methods based on the path integral formulation of quantum mechanics that are uniquely suited...   More >

100 Years Later: The Lynching of Grandpa Crawford

Lecture | April 11 | 4-5:30 p.m. | D-37 Hearst Field Annex

 College of Environmental Design

TUE, APR 11, 4:00pm. Using her family’s painful story as a lens through which we can examine our nation’s history, US History Scholar Doria Dee Johnson will describe how past injustices propelled her from the role of daughter to genealogist to activist to

Full Duplex Wireless: From Impossibility to Practice

Seminar | April 11 | 4-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, HP Auditorium (306)

 Dinesh Bharadia, Postdoctoral Associate, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

A long held assumption in wireless is that radios cannot transmit and receive at the same time on the same frequency. This assumption has informed several aspects of wireless network design: from radio design to PHY, MAC and network layers. In this talk, I will describe my research on invalidating this fundamental assumption.

The Lasso: 22 years later: (Tuesday; Berkeley-Stanford joint colloquium)

Seminar | April 11 | 4-5 p.m. | 277 Cory Hall

 Rob Tibshirani, Stanford University

 Department of Statistics

In April 1995 I gave the Stanford-Berkeley seminar entitled "Regression Shrinkage and Selection via the Lasso". I will recount that day and review what has happened in this area of research since that time. I will also discuss some new developments (by others) in the computation of best subsets regression, a main competitor to the lasso, and present the results of a large scale numerical study...   More >

Design Field Notes: Tyler Mincey and Jorge Fino

Seminar | April 11 | 4-5 p.m. | 220 Jacobs Hall

 Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation

Pearl Automation's Tyler Mincey (VP of Product) and Jorge Fino (Director of Design) will speak at Jacobs Hall. Pearl Automation makes technology tools for cars, aiming to enable anyone to upgrade their car's capabilities.

Annual Martin Meyerson Faculty Research Lectures

Lecture | April 11 | 4-5 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium

 Thomas W. Laqueur

 Academic Senate

Thomas W. Laqueur
Helen Fawcett Distinguished Professor of History

How Dogs Make Us Human

Making Fit, Pricing Air: High-Rises Explode Across Phnom Penh

Lecture | April 11 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Sylvia Nam, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, UC Irvine

 Center for Southeast Asia Studies

This talk examines pent-up expertise and upward pressures on land prices that have generated the market dynamics leading to the expansive rollout of condominium towers in Phnom Penh. The speaker received her Ph.D. in City & Regional Planning from UC Berkeley.

Sylvia Nam

Seminar 221, Industrial Organization: ​"An Empirical Framework for Sequential Assignment: The Allocation of Deceased Donor Kidneys"

Seminar | April 11 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Nikhil Agarwal, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 Department of Economics

Neighbourhood Perceptions of the Ukraine Crisis: From the Soviet Union into Eurasia?

Lecture | April 11 | 4:30-6:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Katarzyna Stoklosa, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science and Public Management, Centre for Border Region Studies, University of Southern Denmark, Sønderborg; Jussi Laine, Assistant Professor of Multidisciplinary Border Studies at the Karelian Institute, University of Eastern Finland; James Scott, Professor of Multidisciplinary Border Studies at the Karelian Institute, University of Eastern Finland; Gerhard Besier, Director, Sigmund Neumann Institute (Berlin, Dresden, Flensburg); Steen Bo Frandsen, Head of Centre for Border Region Studies, University of Southern Denmark, Sønderborg

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

Recent events in Ukraine and Russia and the subsequent incorporation of Crimea into the Russian state, with the support of some circles of inhabitants of the peninsula, have shown that the desire of people to belong to the Western part of Europe should not automatically be assumed. Discussing different perceptions of the Ukrainian-Russian war in neighbouring countries, this book offers an...   More >

“Advancing Human Rights in a Rightward World: Challenges for International Institutions and Civil Society”: A Talk By: NAVANETHEM PILLAY

Lecture | April 11 | 5-7 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, Goldberg Room

 Center for Race and Gender, Institute for South Asia Studies, Department of Gender and Women's Studies, Human Rights Center, International and Area Studies (IAS)

“Advancing Human Rights in a Rightward World: Challenges for International Institutions and Civil Society”

A Talk By: NAVANETHEM PILLAY
United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, 2008-2014 and Judge of the International Criminal Court, 2003-2008

Opening Remarks: PAUL ALIVISATOS, Vice Chancellor for Research and Samsung Distinguished Professor of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, UC,...   More >

When Police Kill, a book talk with Prof. Zimring

Reading - Nonfiction | April 11 | 5:10-6 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Library

 Library

Professor Franklin Zimring (Berkeley Law) compiles data from federal records, crowdsourced research, and investigative journalism to provide a comprehensive, fact-based picture of how, when, where, and why police resort to deadly force. Of the 1,100 killings by police in the United States in 2015, he shows, 85 percent were fatal shootings and 95 percent of victims were male. The death rates for...   More >

Book jacket, When Police Kill

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 >

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.

Sieranevada | Cristi Puiu | Romania, 2016

Film - Feature | April 11 | 6:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

A movie about big themes set in a small space, the latest from Romanian master Cristi Puiu (The Death of Mr. Lazarescu) takes place in a flat where relatives wait for a priest to deliver last rites to the family patriarch.

General admission: $15; BAMPFA members, SFFILM members, UC Berkeley students: $13; Non–UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons: $14. BAMPFA’s second-feature discount does not apply to this program. Tickets are nonrefundable and may not be ex CineVouchers may not be redeemed in person at BAMPFA. Onsite ticket sales are subject to limited availability.

  Buy tickets online

Full: Nordic

Special Event | April 11 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Programmed by Sarah Cahill

The five Icelandic women known as Nordic Affect perform new music on period instruments, and are the only ensemble who has worked with both the English Concert and Björk. Their program includes work by Anna Thorvaldsdottir and other Icelandic composers. The San Francisco Chronicle praises their "lush but vividly pointed sonic textures."

Free for BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students, faculty, staff, retirees; 18 & under + guardian | $10 Non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons | $12 General admission Event is included with admission. Seating for Full is limited.

CALIFORNIA Live! A Dream Denied? The Immigrant Experience in the Campus Community

Lecture | April 11 | 7-9:15 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room

 Robert D. Haas ’64, Chairman-Emeritus, Levi Strauss & Co.; Saira Hussain ’09, J.D. ’13, Staff Attorney, Asian Law Caucus; Meng So ’10, M.A, Director, Undocumented Student Program, UC Berkeley; Seth Grossman, Chief of Staff, University of California President Janet Napolitano; Valeska Castaneda-Puerto ’16, Program Manager, Student Support, Cal Alumni Association

 Diane Dwyer ’87, Veteran Bay Area journalist, Dwyer Media Consulting

 Cal Alumni Association

Join the Cal Alumni Association as we present our first CALIFORNIA Live! event of 2017 — an exciting panel discussion, “A Dream Denied? The Immigrant Experience in the Campus Community.”

$20 CAA Member, $10 Current Student or Young Cal Alumni (Classes of 2006-2016), $25 General Admission

 View Free Live Streaming Event: https://californialiveonline.eventbrite.com. Register online or by calling David Smith at 510-900-8256, or by emailing David Smith at david.smith@alumni.berkeley.edu