<< Week of April 16 >>

Sunday, April 16, 2017

Earth Week 2017

Special Event | April 16 – 22, 2017 every day |  UC Berkeley Campus

 Student Environmental Resource Center

Join the UC Berkeley environmental and sustainability community for an array of activating, inspiring, fun, educational, and celebratory events and programs during Earth Week 2017! A complete list of events and activities are available at https://serc.berkeley.edu/earthweek/

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

Maliglutit (Searchers)| Zacharias Kunuk | Canada, 2016

Film - Feature | April 16 | 1:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

FEATURING
Benjamin Kunuk, Jocelyne Immaroitok, Karen Ivalu,

Canadian-Inuk filmmaker Zacharias Kunuk’s film continues in the breathtaking vein of his unforgettable Atanarjuat: The Fast Runner with a story of cruelty and cold revenge based loosely on John Ford’s The Searchers.

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.

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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 >

Duet | Navid Danesh | Iran, 2016

Film - Feature | April 16 | 3:45 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

After a Tehran musician instigates an encounter with his college girlfriend, their lives are thrown into existential crisis. This resonant and moving depiction of the impact the past has on the present is both culturally specific and universal in its reach.

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

Donkeyote | Chico Pereira | Spain, Germany, Scotland, 2017

Film - Feature | April 16 | 6 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

A Spanish man’s quest to defy barriers and borders by embarking on the Trail of Tears with his donkey by his side is its own quixotic trail of laughter and tears in this winning tale.

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

El mar la mar: Joshua Bonnetta, J. P. Sniadecki | United States, 2017

Film - Feature | April 16 | 8:15 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Weaving breathtaking footage of the Sonoran Desert with eerie off-camera interviews, this film captures the desperation and haunting beauty that the land between Mexico and the United States has come to represent.

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 17, 2017

Earth Week 2017

Special Event | April 16 – 22, 2017 every day |  UC Berkeley Campus

 Student Environmental Resource Center

Join the UC Berkeley environmental and sustainability community for an array of activating, inspiring, fun, educational, and celebratory events and programs during Earth Week 2017! A complete list of events and activities are available at https://serc.berkeley.edu/earthweek/

The Results Curve

Workshop | April 17 | 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. | University Hall, #24 (basement)

 Kathy Mendonca, Learning and Development, Central HR

 Human Resources

In this workshop you will learn techniques for managing time, managing priorities, managing to-do lists, organizing e-mail, electronic documents, papers, and for being invigorated and re energized in the workplace and elsewhere.

Reflecting on Practice Coaching Workshop

Workshop | April 17 – 19, 2017 every day | 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. |  California Academy of Sciences

 55 Music Concourse Drive, San Francisco, CA 94118

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

Are you interested in establishing a learning community among staff at your zoo, aquarium, museum, or park that enhances teaching practice and fosters the growth and development of people and their ideas? If so, then please join UC Berkeley's Lawrence Hall of Science and the California Academy of Sciences for a Coaching Workshop to learn about Reflecting on Practice (RoP™), a modular professional...   More >

If/When/How: Lawyering for Reproductive Justice Bake Sale: Proceeds Benefit the ACCESS: Women's Health Justice Abortion Fund

Sale | April 17 | 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, Lobby Outside Booth Auditorium

 Maureen Stutzman

 If/When/How: Lawyering for Reproductive Justice

Enjoy a delicious treat to benefit the ACCESS: Women's Health Justice bowlathon. ACCESS Women's Health Justice removes barriers to sexual and reproductive health care and builds the power of Californians to demand health, justice and dignity.

New Oral History Research Series: ‘Attitudes Evolve’: Narrative as a Strategy for Social Change in the Freedom to Marry Movement

Presentation | April 17 | 12-1:15 p.m. | Bancroft Library, 267 Conference Room

 Martin Meeker, Oral History Center

 Bancroft Library

This presentation is based on the interviews conducted as part of the just-released Freedom to Marry Oral History Project at Berkeley's Oral History Center. The project produced about 100 hours of interviews with leading strategists, political operatives, and field organizers who advocated for marriage.

Evan Wolfson with the plaintiffs in the Hawaii marriage case, 1990s

Data-Driven Personalized Therapy for Mood and Anxiety by Aaron Fisher Ph.D.

Colloquium | April 17 | 12-1 p.m. | Tolman Hall, Warner Brown Rm 3201

 Aaron Fisher

 Department of Psychology

The current talk will discuss methods for applying precision medicine concepts to behavioral data and cognitive-behavioral interventions. I will discuss data collection, analysis, and application methodologies for understanding individual psychopathologies. To this end I will discuss methods for identifying the symptoms and behaviors that make the greatest contribution to the structure and...   More >

Advanced Simulation Methodologies for Seismic Hazard and Risk Assessment: SEMM Seminar

Seminar | April 17 | 12-1 p.m. | 502 Davis Hall

 Dr. Floriana Petrone, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

Moderate-to-large magnitude earthquakes represent a significant risk around the world and a major issue for the safety of ordinary and critical infrastructures. Despite major advances in the seismic engineering field, much research is still needed to gain better understanding of the science and engineering behind earthquake phenomenon and develop risk assessment methodologies.

Fast Perception of Binocular Disparity

Seminar | April 17 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 489 Minor Hall

 Benjamin Backus, State University of New York

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

How quickly can binocular disparities be converted into perceived depth? Classic experiments by Barbara Gillam and colleagues showed cases in which stereopsis took many seconds, but in retrospect their task and stimulus design were problematic. Rapidly changing disparities are perceptually difficult to track, which also suggests that stereopsis is generally slow, but waiting for integration might...   More >

IRLE Spring Seminar: Intergenerational Transmission of Human Capital: Evidence from the Golden Era of Upward Mobility

Seminar | April 17 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, IRLE Director's Room

 2521 Channing Way

 Lowell Taylor, Professor of Economics, Heinz College, Carnegie Mellon University

 Institute of Research on Labor & Employment

The first half of the twentieth century witnessed an extraordinary expansion of educational opportunity in the U.S. Professor Taylor will explore intergenerational links in educational outcomes during this golden age of upward mobility, using household data from the 1940s. His research shows that for white, black, Chinese, and Japanese Americans, social mobility was especially high in Pacific...   More >

  RSVP by emailing charlotterutty@berkeley.edu

Combinatorics Seminar: Combinatorics of forward exchange matroids

Seminar | April 17 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Bryan Gillespie, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

In this talk we will present several new results on forward exchange matroids, which are combinatorial structures that arise naturally in the theory of zonotopal algebra. In particular, a forward exchange matroid consists of an ordered matroid along with a choice of a certain type of order ideal on its bases. We will classify these objects by introducing an extension of Las Vergnas's external...   More >

Ashley Hunt, "Degrees of Visibility"

Lecture | April 17 | 12:30-2 p.m. | Moffitt Undergraduate Library, Rm. 340 - BCNM Commons

 Ashley Hunt

 Berkeley Center for New Media

Artist and activist Ashley Hunt is interested in how images, objects, maps, writing and performance can engage social ideas and actions, including those of social movements, daily life, the exercise of political power, and the disciplinary boundaries that separate our art worlds from the larger worlds in which they sit. His work looks to structures that allow people to accumulate power, and those...   More >

PROSPECTIVE FRESHMAN INFORMATION SESSION

Presentation | April 17 | 1-2 p.m. |  Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

PROSPECTIVE FRESHMAN INFORMATION SESSION

EH&S 403 Training Session

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

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

 Office of Environment, Health & Safety

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

EHS 201 Biosafety in Laboratories

Course | April 17 | 1:30-3:30 p.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 >

The Way Of The Strangers: Encounters With The Islamic State

Lecture | April 17 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Graeme Wood, National Correspondent for The Atlantic

 Institute of International Studies

Tens of thousands of men and women have left comfortable, privileged lives to join the Islamic State and kill for it. To them, its violence is beautiful and holy, and the caliphate a fulfillment of prophecy and the only place on earth where they can live and die as Muslims. The Way of the Strangers is an intimate journey into the minds of the Islamic State’s true believers. From the streets of...   More >

Korean Language Resources

Information Session | April 17 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 341 East Asian Library

 Jaeyong Chang, C. V. Starr East Asian Library

 Library

Introduction to research resources in Korean language in the area of humanities and social sciences.

Freeze, Die, Come to Life. The many paths to immortality in post-Soviet Russia

Lecture | April 17 | 2-4 p.m. | 221 Kroeber Hall

 Anya Bernstein, Assistant Professor of Anthropology and of Social Studies, Harvard University

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

Through practices such as cryonics and plans to build ro, botic bodies for future "consciousness transfer," the Russian transhumanist movement has engendered competing practices of immortality as well as ontological debates over the immortal body and person. Drawing on an ethnography of these practices and plans, I explore controversies around rehgion and secularism within the movement as well as...   More >

Assignment Design for Social Justice Education

Panel Discussion | April 17 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 117 Dwinelle Hall

 Khaled Kadir, Engineering; Charlotte Smith, Public Health; Stephanie Jones-Rogers, History; Victoria Robinson, Ethnic Studies

 Ula Taylor, African-American Studies

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

What is social justice pedagogy? Come hear Berkeley faculty from a variety of disciplines talk about instructional strategies and assignments they’ve developed to help students understand and confront contemporary concerns, and share their experiences tackling thorny topics.

String-Math Seminar: BPS Particles, Superconformal Indices, and Chiral Algebras

Seminar | April 17 | 2-3 p.m. | 402 LeConte Hall

 Clay Cordova, IAS

 Department of Mathematics

I will describe several recently posed conjectures that relate BPS states in four-dimensional N=2 quantum field theories to representation theory of non-unitary chiral algebras. These conjectures construct wall-crossing invariant generating functions of refined BPS indices which surprisingly are equal to characters of chiral algebras. These characters frequently enjoy nice modular properties. I...   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: On some fractional non-commutative processes

Seminar | April 17 | 3-5 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

 Victor Perez-Abreu, CIMAT, Guanajato, Mexico

 Department of Mathematics

The Dyson-Brownian motion is the process of eigenvalues of a matrix Brownian motion. The limiting of its empirical spectral process, when dimension increases, is the free Brownian motion (frBm), a measure valued process that is the law of a non commutative process. In this talk we present two new non commutative processes arising in a similar way as the frBm, from fractional Hermitian Brownian...   More >

Burak Kazaz - Wine analytics: Fine wine pricing and selection under weather and market uncertainty

Seminar | April 17 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 3108 Etcheverry Hall

 Burak Kazaz, Martin J. Whitman School of Management, Syracuse University

 Industrial Engineering & Operations Research

Abstract: We examine a risk-averse distributor’s decision in selecting between bottled wine and wine futures under weather and market uncertainty.

Understanding Taiwanese History by Reading LGBT Literature

Colloquium | April 17 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Ta-wei Chi, National Chengchi University, Taiwan

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

Literatures visualizing homosexuality are commonly found in various modern countries. In Taiwan, there is even a history of the LGBT literature as an eco-system extending from the 1950s to the 2010s. This presentation will provide a brief tour of Taiwanese history by introducing this eco-system.

Why does everybody want to see “Skam”? Identity and Gender in a Norwegian TV Serial

Lecture | April 17 | 4-6 p.m. | B-4 Dwinelle Hall

 Lars Rune Waage, University of Stavanger

 Department of Scandinavian

Join the Department of Scandinavian for a talk by Lars Rune Waage, University of Stavanger.

Student Algebraic Geometry Seminar: Geometry of the moduli space of curves of genus \(g\)

Seminar | April 17 | 4-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Ritvik Ramkumar, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Given a variety \(X\) it's a basic question to ask if it's rational i.e. admits a birational map \( P^n \to X \) for some \(n\). For curves and surfaces there are explicit criterion that determine when a variety is rational. Answering this question in higher dimensions is much more difficult. In light of this, it's easier to ask for a weaker question: Does there exist a dominant rational map...   More >

Hidden Hearing Loss: Synaptopathy in noise-induced and age related cochlear damage: Berkeley Ear Club

Colloquium | April 17 | 4 p.m. | Tolman Hall, Beach Room 3105

 Charles Liberman, Mass Eye & Ear Eaton Peabody Lab Boston

 Department of Psychology

The classic view of sensorineural hearing loss (SNHL) is that the “primary” targets are hair cells, and that cochlear-nerve loss is “secondary” to hair cell degeneration. Our recent work in mouse and guinea pig has challenged that view. In noise-induced hearing loss, exposures causing only reversible threshold shifts (and no hair cell loss) nevertheless cause permanent loss of >50% of...   More >

BLISS Seminar: Cover's Open Problem -- "Capacity of the Relay Channel"

Seminar | April 17 | 4-5 p.m. | 400 Cory Hall

 Ayfer Ozgur, Stanford University

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Formulating the problem of determining the communication capacity of channels as a problem in high-dimensional geometry is one of Shannon’s most important insights that has led to the conception of information theory. In his classical paper “Communication in the presence of noise”, 1949, Shannon develops a geometric representation of any point-to-point communication system and provides a...   More >

IB Seminar: Morphological and Kinematic Evolution of Cichlid Jaws

Seminar | April 17 | 4-5 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Christopher Martinez, University of California, Davis

 Department of Integrative Biology

Prospective Adjunct Seminar: Jaspal Sandhu PhD: Innovations in Public Health Education: Collaboration, Design and Partnerships

Seminar | April 17 | 4-5 p.m. | 150 University Hall

 Public Health, School of

This talk will share best practices and lessons learned in action-oriented, interdisciplinary public health education. It is based on experiences with Eat.Think.Design., a graduate-level course on food systems innovations; the Fung Fellowship for Wellness and Technology Innovations, a new two-year undergraduate program integrating digital health and health equity; and the Gobee Group, which...   More >

Analysis and PDE Seminar: Control of water waves

Seminar | April 17 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Thomas Alazard, ENS Paris-Saclay

 Department of Mathematics

Water waves are disturbances of the free surface of a liquid. They are, in general, produced by the immersion of a solid body or by impulsive pressures applied on the free surface. The question we discuss in this talk is the following: which waves can be generated by blowing on a localized portion of the free surface. Our main result asserts that one can generate any small amplitude, periodic in...   More >

Seminar 271, Development: Can Audits Backfire? Evidence from Public Procurement in Chile

Seminar | April 17 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Dina Pomeranz, Zurich

 Department of Economics

Panel discussion - A Tomb for Khun Srun

Panel Discussion | April 17 | 4:30-5:45 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, 341, DSSEAS Library, Level F/G

 Eric Galmard, Director; Khatharya Um, Associate Professor of Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies, UC Berkeley; Siti Keo, Ph.D. candidate, History, UC Berkeley

 Penny Edwards, Associate Professor of South & Southeast Asian Studies, UC Berkeley

 Center for Southeast Asia Studies, Department of South & Southeast Asian Studies, Asian American Studies

A panel discussion will be held prior to the screening of the documentary film 'A Tomb for Khun Srun', chaired by Prof. Penny Edwards, Associate Professor of South & Southeast Asian Studies.

Organizer’s Toolkit: How to Use Strategic Research for Organizing Campaigns

Workshop | April 17 | 5:30-8:30 p.m. | 2521 Channing Way (Inst. for Res. on Labor & Employment), Large Conference Room

 UC Berkeley Labor Center, Institute of Research on Labor & Employment

This free workshop is for all students who are interested in learning more about how research can inform and advance campaigns for social justice. Student organizers and activists who are interested in developing campaigns, and want to learn how to use research to develop pointed analysis and clear strategy for their organizing are encouraged to attend.

This hands-on training will introduce...   More >

Lacrosse vs. Stanford

Sport - Intercollegiate - Lacrosse | April 17 | 6 p.m. |  Memorial Stadium

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Lacrosse hosts Stanford in conference action at Memorial Stadium.

A Tomb for Khun Srun (2015, 63 mins.)

Film - Documentary | April 17 | 6-7:30 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Eric Galmard, Director

 Center for Southeast Asia Studies, Department of South & Southeast Asian Studies, Asian American Studies

This documentary film, directed by Eric Galmard, looks at the life of Khun Srun, a brilliant Cambodian writer who joined the Khmer Rouge in 1973 only to be executed by the regime in 1978. The film aims to bring attention to his literary voice, combined with a present-day focus on his daughter, Khun Khem, the only surviving member of the family.

Progressive Mayorship in the Trump Era

Special Event | April 17 | 6-7:30 p.m. |  Free Speech Movement Café (Moffitt Library)

 Mayor Jesse Arreguin, Mayor's Office - City of Berkeley

 Free Speech Movement Café Educational Programs, Progressive Student Association

In November 2016, Jesse Arreguin was elected the first Latino mayor of Berkeley. Prior to this win, Mayor Arreguin expanded affordable housing, helped establish the minimum wage and fought for tenants, immigrants, and civil liberties as a city council member.

Mayor Arreguin will discuss what it means to be a progressive mayor in the Trump era, what it means for Berkeley to be a sanctuary city...   More >

 This event is free, open to the public, and all are invited to participate. Sponsored by the University Library’s Free Speech Movement (FSM) Café Programs Committee. For more information: contact fsmprograms@lists.berkeley.edu The Library attem

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.

Radiohead

Performing Arts - Music | April 17 | 6:30 p.m. |  Hearst Greek Theatre | Tickets sold out

 Another Planet Entertainment

  Sold out. Sold Out Buy tickets online

Arts + Design Mondays: Cultural Criticism in the Age of YouTube, with Tiffany Shlain and Rolla Selbak

Lecture | April 17 | 6:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Emmy-nominated filmmaker Shlain is founder of the Webby Awards and cofounder of the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences. Selbak is a filmmaker whose credits include the film Three Veils and the Web series Kiss Her I’m Famous. Moderated by George Strompolos.

Admission to this lecture is free.

Cultural Criticism in the Age of YouTube: Tiffany Shlain and Rolla Selbak, moderated by George Strompolos

Lecture | April 17 | 6:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Osher Theater

 Townsend Center for the Humanities, Arts + Design

Tiffany Shlain is a filmmaker, founder of the Webby Awards, and co-founder of the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences. Rolla Selbak is writer and director of the film Three Veils; creator of the web series Kiss Her I’m Famous and Grrl’s Guide to Filmmaking. George Strompolos is founder and CEO of the YouTube network Fullscreen

Tuesday, April 18, 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)

Earth Week 2017

Special Event | April 16 – 22, 2017 every day |  UC Berkeley Campus

 Student Environmental Resource Center

Join the UC Berkeley environmental and sustainability community for an array of activating, inspiring, fun, educational, and celebratory events and programs during Earth Week 2017! A complete list of events and activities are available at https://serc.berkeley.edu/earthweek/

Reflecting on Practice Coaching Workshop

Workshop | April 17 – 19, 2017 every day | 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. |  California Academy of Sciences

 55 Music Concourse Drive, San Francisco, CA 94118

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

Are you interested in establishing a learning community among staff at your zoo, aquarium, museum, or park that enhances teaching practice and fosters the growth and development of people and their ideas? If so, then please join UC Berkeley's Lawrence Hall of Science and the California Academy of Sciences for a Coaching Workshop to learn about Reflecting on Practice (RoP™), a modular professional...   More >

Bus Rapid Transit: Planning, Design, and Operations

Workshop | April 18 – 27, 2017 every Tuesday & Thursday | 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Online

 Joseph Kott, Transportation Choices for Sustainable Communities; James Lightbody, Lightbody Consulting

 Technology Transfer Program

Bus rapid transit (BRT) is an adaptable, cost-effective mode of public transportation suitable for deployment in both larger and smaller cities worldwide. The optimal BRT functions like light rail transit, but on existing streets as a premium express urban bus transit service. BRT can either supplement or replace existing bus networks, as well as either supplement or substitute for light rail...   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 a

Seminar 217, Risk Management: Systematic Long/Short Factor Portfolios

Seminar | April 18 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Speaker: James Lewis, State Street Global Advisors

 Center for Risk Management Research

Abstract:
We consider a panel of 88 "systematic factors": simple, quantitative procedures that assign scores to a universe of assets using publicly available data. For each factor, we construct idealized daily factor portfolios (long/short, market-neutral) and daily return series for the 16-year period between January 2001 and December 2016. Each of the factor return series has positive sample...   More >

Bristol-Myers Squibb Lecture: Exploring the power of molecules by rapid synthesis catalysts

Seminar | April 18 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Kenichiro Itami, Nagoya University

 College of Chemistry

The ultimate goal of our research group is to develop “problem-solving” innovative functional molecules that make a marked change in the form and nature of science and technology. During the last 10 years in Nagoya, we have pioneered an increasingly general synthesis platform for a range of functional molecules including molecular nanocarbons, π-conjugated organic materials, pharmaceuticals,...   More >

Teaching and Research Resource Fair: AIS-palooza

Special Event | April 18 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | 117 Dwinelle Hall

 Academic Innovation Studio, Educational Technology Services, Center for Teaching and Learning, Library, Research IT, bConnected

Enjoy technology demonstrations and mini-sessions on connecting teaching and research, creating instructional videos, (re-)energizing your course, bringing social justice into the classroom, promoting your research, sharing and using open educational resources, securing your data, and much more!

UCMP Fossil Coffee: Tracking environmental change and biotic response in deep time

Seminar | April 18 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 1101 (UCMP Fishbowl)

 Erik Sperling, Stanford

 Museum of Paleontology

Prahlad Singh Tipaniya | Kahat Kabira: Singing Religious Poetry in North India

Performing Arts - Music | April 18 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Prahlad Singh Tipanya, Indian folk singer and performer of Kabir bhajans

 Pranjali Sirasao, Lecturer, Hindi

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies, Department of South & Southeast Asian Studies

An uplifting performance of Kabir bhajans by Padmashree Prahlad Singh Tipanya, one of the most compelling folk voices of Kabir in India today, and his associates.

BiD Seminar: Connecting through Play: Tech to Augment In-Person Interaction

Seminar | April 18 | 12-1 p.m. | Hearst Memorial Mining Building, 354/360

 Katherine Isbister, University of California Santa Cruz

 Berkeley Institute of Design

Many complain that we are mesmerized and divided by technologies as they saturate our world--that we are becoming disembodied, fragmented, distracted from the present moment and from one another. In this talk, Isbister presents research games created in her lab that explore enhancing social connection through technological augmentation. Her work presents fresh ideas for thinking about how we can...   More >

Forestry Seminar

Seminar | April 18 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 103 Mulford Hall

 Dr. Brandon Collins, USDA Forest Service, Pacific Southwest Research Station

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

“Forest change across mixed conifer-dominated landscapes”

Development Lunch:"Epidemics and Conflict : Evidence from the Ebola outbreak in Western Africa"

Seminar | April 18 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Ada Gonzalez-Torres

 Department of Economics, CEGA

Rhetorical Analysis in the Scholia on Euripides’ Orestes

Workshop | April 18 | 12:30-2:30 p.m. | 7205 Dwinelle Hall | Note change in date and time

 Donald J. Mastronarde, University of California, Berkeley

 Department of Classics

China and Global Governance: What Have We Learnt So Far?

Lecture | April 18 | 12:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Yves Tibergien, Director of the Institute of Asian Research, University of British Columbia

 Kevin O'Brien, Political Science, UC Berkeley

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

How disruptive is the rise of China to the global order? Is China acting as a disruptor, a systematic stabilizer, or global governance innovator? At a time of new global systemic risks and demands, fundamental power shift, and global institutional erosion, China’s actual global behaviour exhibits a high degree of diversity. Yves Tiberghien maps out this behavior across domains...   More >

Yves Tibergien

“Another Typical African Family”: Navigating Relational Obligations in Accra, Ghana

Colloquium | April 18 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Lindsay Bayham, PhD Student, Sociology, UC Berkeley

 Center for African Studies

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

Cyber Espionage and Civil Society: A Silent Epidemic: Ron Deibert, Director, Citizen Lab

Seminar | April 18 | 1-2 p.m. | 205 South Hall

 Ron Deibert, Director, Citizen Lab

 Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity (CLTC)

As part of its Spring 2017 Lunch Seminar Series, the Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity presents Ron Deibert, Director of Citizen Lab.

  RSVP online by April 3.

Ron Deibert

Chinese Language Resources in Humanities and Classics and Electronic Resources for Chinese Studies in Social Sciences

Information Session | April 18 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 341 East Asian Library

 Jianye He ;Susan Xue, C. V. Starr East Asian Library

 Library

Introduction to selected Chinese research resources on Sinology in both print and electronic format as well as learning where to locate books, articles, data and government documents in electronic format for Chinese Studies in the social sciences.

Digital Resources for Blackfoot Language Documentation and Revitalization: Canadian Studies Colloquium

Colloquium | April 18 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 109 Moses Hall

 Prof. Inge Genee, Associate Professor of Linguistics, University of Lethbridge

 Canadian Studies Program (CAN))

Blackfoot is an endangered Algonquian language spoken by several thousand people in Southern Alberta and Northern Montana. Most fluent speakers are now elderly and, with very few exceptions, young people no longer learn the language as a mother tongue in the home. Many community members learn some Blackfoot as a second language in school, but this does not usually produce fluent speakers. As in...   More >

One Belt, One Road: Remaking Eurasia?

Panel Discussion | April 18 | 3:30-5:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Deputy Consul General Ren Faqiang, Deputy Consul General of the Consulate General of the PRC- SF; Vinod Aggarwal, Political Science, UC Berkeley; David Roland-Holst, Agriculture and Resource Economics, UC Berkeley; Lowell Dittmer, Political Science, UC Berkeley; Yves Tiberghien, Director of the Institute of Asian Research, University of British Columbia

 Consul Wang Dong, Consulate General of the PRC- SF; Peter Lorentzen, Political Science, UC Berkeley; Consul Li Yi, Consulate General of the PRC- SF; Consul Sun Jia, Consulate General of the PRC- SF

 Kevin O'Brien, Political Science, UC Berkeley

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

China's "One Belt, One Road" is one of the most ambitious infrastructure plans of the past century. A panel of political science and economics scholars will discuss the plan, its goals, and its potential effects with delegates from the Consulate General of the PRC-SF.

Cognitive Neuroscience Colloquia

Colloquium | April 18 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

 Russ Poldrack, Stanford University

 Department of Psychology

The future of fMRI in cognitive neuroscience

Lecture | April 18 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

 Professor Russell Poldrack, Stanford University

 Department of Psychology

Professor Russ Poldrack from the Department of Psychology at Stanford University will speak in the Cognitive Neuroscience colloquium series.

3-Manifold Seminar: Quasi-Fuchsian Surface Subgroups II

Seminar | April 18 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Alvin Kerber, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Last week we reduced the problem of finding quasi-Fuchsian surface subgroups to a purely topological question about surfaces in pared 3-manifolds. After restating this topological question, we will present the proof in a special case, books of I-bundles. This material is independent of the previous talk.

Student Harmonic Analysis and PDE Seminar (HADES): The Use of Bellman Functions in Holder-Brascamp-Lieb Inequalities

Seminar | April 18 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Kevin O'Neill, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Holder-Brascamp-Lieb inequalities represent a wide range of inequalities in analysis, including Young's convolution inequality, the Loomis-Whitney inequality, and more. In a 2015 paper, Ivanisvili and Volberg analyze the "rank one" case of such inequalities in which $L^p$ norms are subbed out for Bellman functions. This talk will contain introduction to all the above, as well as some of the...   More >

Conversations with the Dean

Special Event | April 18 | 4-5 p.m. | Haviland Hall, 227AA (Library Seminar Room)

 Social Welfare, School of

The Dean will be holding open discussions to which all students, teachers and staff are invited to discuss a variety of issues, concerning the School, the University or social and research issues of concern. Please join us!

Design Field Notes: Dara Douraghi

Seminar | April 18 | 4-5 p.m. | 220 Jacobs Hall

 Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation

Dara Douraghi, studio director at Project Frog and a former Imagineer, will speak at Jacobs Hall.

From water clusters to homogeneous catalysis: A savage journey to the heart of contemporary chemistry with a cryogenic photofragmentation mass spectrometer

Seminar | April 18 | 4-5 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Mark Johnson, Department of Chemistry, Yale University and Miller Visiting Professor, UC Berkeley

 College of Chemistry

The coupling between ambient ionization sources, developed for mass spectrometric analysis of biomolecules, and cryogenic ion processing, originally designed to study interstellar chemistry, creates a new and general way to capture transient chemical species and elucidate their structures with vibrational spectroscopy. Advances in non-linear optics over the past decade allow single-investigator,...   More >

"Shocking the Conscience of Mankind”: The Language of Transgression Before and After the Holocaust

Lecture | April 18 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Dirk Moses, Professor of Modern History at the University of Sydney

 Institute of European Studies, Center for German and European Studies

This lecture questions the comforting story of progress that dominates academic and public understandings of mass criminality and international order. Widely regarded as a breakthrough in international law and morality, the genocide concept, modeled on the Holocaust, has transformed the “language of transgression” by making massive hate crimes the ultimate violations: motivated by ideologically...   More >

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry through Macaulay2: Crash Course on Matroids

Seminar | April 18 | 4-4:30 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Chris Eur, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Speaking Amongst Ourselves: Democracy and Law: Tanner Lectures on Human Values by Seana Valentine Shiffrin

Lecture | April 18 | 4:10-6:15 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room

 Seana Valentine Shiffrin, Professor of Philosophy, Pete Kameron Professor of Law and Social Justice, University of California, Los Angeles

 University of California, Berkeley

Seana Valentine Shiffrin will present a three day lecture series with commentary by Niko Kolodny, Richard R.W. Brooks, and Anna B. Stilz. This event will be held on April 18, 19, & 20, 2017. The first day's lecture is titled "Democratic Law." The second day's lecture is titled "Common and Constitutional Law: A Democratic Legal Perspective." Free and open to public. No tickets required.

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry through Macaulay2: Computations on Matroids using Macaulay2

Seminar | April 18 | 4:40-5:30 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Justin Chen, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Be An Ally To Immigrant Students, Colleagues and Families

Workshop | April 18 | 5-7 p.m. | 150 University Hall

 Public Health, School of

UC Berkeley School of Public Health, Borders and Bodies Collective and Diversity Inclusion Community Equity (DICE) presents a workshop for allies.

“Queer Unhistoricism” and the Reception of Ancient Greece

Lecture | April 18 | 5 p.m. | 308A Doe Library

 Dr Dan Orrells, King's College London

 Department of Rhetoric

Making Religious Peace: A Historical Perspective

Lecture | April 18 | 5-7 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 Wayne Te Brake, Professor of History Emeritus, Purchase College, State University of New York

 Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion

Between 1529 and 1651 six major clusters of religious war engulfed Europe. Most of these wars ended in some form of political compromise, but even in the exceptional cases religious war eventually yielded to religious peace. Though historians traditionally focus on the wars, this presentation will focus on the broad and durable pattern of religious peace that followed.

Today, with headlines...   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 >

Career Connections Series: Non-Clinical Roles in Health

Social Event | April 18 | 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 hold non-clinical roles in the health industry. The event requires no prep—simply chat with interested students, share your path from Cal to career, and offer advice to those who hope to follow in your...   More >

  RSVP online by April 11.

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!

Film Screening: Wallah Je Te Jure

Film - Documentary | April 18 | 6-8 p.m. | B-4 Dwinelle Hall

 La Dolce Vita Italian Studies Club

 Department of Italian Studies

La Dolce Vita Italian Studies Club invites you to a screening of the documentary "Wallah Je Te Jure". The film tells the stories of men and women traveling along West African migration routes to Italy.

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.

Radiohead

Performing Arts - Music | April 18 | 6:30 p.m. |  Hearst Greek Theatre | Tickets sold out

 Another Planet Entertainment

  Sold out. Sold Out Buy tickets online

MCB Experience Event: Highlighting opportunities for biosciences students

Information Session | April 18 | 7-9 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Pauley Ballroom

 MCBcDNA

This is an event where we (the MCBcDNA student group) invite representatives from different programs to talk to undergraduate students interested in finding biology-related opportunities. We aim to provide undergraduates with a broad perspective of the different opportunities available in biomedical research, clinical mentoring and shadowing, and the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industry.

AIA Lecture - Early Hellenistic royal ideology in the marine thiasos of the neorion on Delos

Lecture | April 18 | 7 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Kristian L. Lorenzo, Monmouth College

 Archaeological Institute of America - San Francisco Society

In Greek mythology the most important thiasos, or procession of individuals dancing and singing in honor of a god, was that of Dionysios and his followers or just his followers. Its aquatic counterpart, the marine thiasos, included Poseidon (sometimes), Nereids and Tritons accompanied by both mythical and real marine creatures. Demetrios Poliorketes built the neorion on Delos to house a dedicated...   More >