<< Week of April 23 >>

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Earth Day Festival

Social Event | April 23 |  UC Gill Tract Community Farm

  , CA

 Sophie Loeb

 Berkeley Food Institute

Please join the UC Gill Tract Farm on Sunday, April 23rd for a day full of food, fun, farming, music, and workshops!

Islamophobia and the End of Liberalism?: 8th Annual Conference on Islamophobia

Conference/Symposium | April 21 – 23, 2017 every day | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, Booth Auditorium

 Center for Race and Gender

Islamophobia and the end of liberalism?
8th Annual International Islamophobia Conference

Islamophobia Research and Documentation Project
University of California, Berkeley

April 21st – 23rd, 2017
Boalt Hall, Booth Auditorium, UC Berkeley

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

Earth Day Celebration: UC Gill Tract Community Farm

Social Event | April 23 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. |  UC Gill Tract Community Farm

 1050 Marin Ave, Albany, CA 94706

 Miguel Altieri, UC Berkeley College of Natural Resources

 Berkeley Food Institute

Come celebrate Earth Day with us! The day will consist of digging in the dirt; a delicious farm-grown lunch; kids' activities; educational workshops on traditional foodways, agroecology, and mugwort; live music from local artists; new friends, and much more. While donations are always accepted and help support the survival of the farm, the event is free. We can't wait to see you there!

"I was the Terrorist" Film Screening: Hosted by EarthGathering and Nikkei Student Union

Film - Documentary | April 23 | 12:45-3 p.m. | 20 Barrows Hall

 Miho Aida, EarthGathering

 Nikkei Student Union

12:45 pm: Doors open & Okinawa sanshin live music
1:00 pm – 3:00 pm: Film screening & discussion with director Hanayo Oya

This is a FREE event. Donations at the door will be appreciated.

From Okinawa, Japan - hear the story of a former U.S. Marine who joined Okinawan residents protesting in opposition to the construction of U.S. bases on their island. The documentary reveals the...   More >

FREE Donations are appreciated.

  Register online

Exploration of Forms Workshop: “Female Orishas and Their Songs” with Bobi Céspedes

Workshop | April 23 | 1-3 p.m. |  Bancroft Studio (2401 Bancroft)

 Department of Theater, Dance & Performance Studies

Part of the Public Movement Workshop Series (4 Sundays)
No dance training required to participate.
$5 for UCB Participants (with ID); $10 for general public per workshop — cash or check
No need to RSVP; simply show up ready to move.

The Orisha are deities found in the Yoruba-spiritual tradition known as Ifa in Nigeria, Candomblé in Brazil, and Lucumí in Cuba.

Join us for a rare...   More >

$5 UCB Participants with ID, $10 General Public

  Tickets go on sale April 23.

Lacrosse vs. Colorado

Sport - Intercollegiate - Lacrosse | April 23 | 1 p.m. |  Memorial Stadium

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Lacrosse hosts Colorado in conference action at Memorial Stadium.

Baseball vs. USC

Sport - Intercollegiate - Baseball/Softball | April 23 | 1:05 p.m. |  Evans Field

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Baseball hosts USC in conference action at Evans Diamond.

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – January 4, 2019 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 >

Fortini/Cani | Jean-Marie Straub, Danièle Huillet | Italy, 1976

Film - Feature | April 23 | 2 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

FEATURING
Franco Lattes

Straub-Huillet’s aesthetic of spoken word plus projected image, history plus landscape, was boiled to its essence in this cine-essay featuring legendary Italian New Left figure Franco Fortini. With Lothringen!, based on novels byMaurice Barrès.

Free for Cal Student Film Pass holders | $7 BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students | $8 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, retirees; non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, 18 & under, disabled persons | $12 General admission

  Buy tickets online

University Wind Ensemble: works by HAZO, GRAINGER, SCHUMAN, NELSON, ARNOLD, and DE HAAN

Performing Arts - Music | April 23 | 3 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

University Wind Ensemble
Robert Calonico, director
HAZO Sevens
GRAINGER Lincolnshire Posy
SCHUMAN Chester
ARNOLD Four Scottish Dances
Jacob DE HAAN Ross Roy


The University Wind Ensemble is offered for the study and practice of traditional and contemporary wind band repertoire. The Wind Ensemble’s long history at Cal dates back to before the 1930s, when the group was directed by...   More >

$16 General Admission, $12 non-UCB students, seniors, current/retired UCB faculty and staff, groups 10+, $5 UCB students

  Buy tickets online or by calling 510.642.9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Faces | John Cassavetes | United States, 1968

Film - Feature | April 23 | 4:15 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Gena Rowlands, John Marley, and Seymour Cassel star in this unflinching night-long journey through a marriage on the rocks, a film “against all people that know and for people that just feel” (Cassavetes).

Free for Cal Student Film Pass holders | $7 BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students | $8 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, retirees; non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, 18 & under, disabled persons | $12 General admission

  Buy tickets online

Amarcord | Federico Fellini | Italy, 1974

Film - Feature | April 23 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

FEATURING
Pupella Maggio, Magali Noel, Armando Brancia, Bruno Zanin,


In Amarcord, Fellini evokes a year in the life of the small Italian coastal town of Rimini in the mid-1930s with free-spirited fantasy, bittersweet comedy, and intimate detail....   More >

Free for Cal Student Film Pass holders | $7 BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students | $8 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, retirees; non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, 18 & under, disabled persons | $12 General admission

  Buy tickets online

Bastille

Performing Arts - Music | April 23 | 7 p.m. |  Hearst Greek Theatre

 Another Planet Entertainment

U.K. band Bastille made its debut in 2013 with the album ‘Bad Blood,’ which entered the U.K. album chart at No. 1. It has since sold more than four million albums worldwide alongside 11 million singles.

  Buy tickets online

Monday, April 24, 2017

CARA Anniversary Symposium: The California Research Alliance by BASF celebrates 3 years

Conference/Symposium | April 24 – 25, 2017 every day | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatap Conference Room

 College of Chemistry

Charles-Albert Lehalle - Closing The Loop of Optimal Trading: a Mean Field Game of Controls

Seminar | April 24 | 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | 4193 Etcheverry Hall

 Charles-Albert Lehalle, Université Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris VI)

 Industrial Engineering & Operations Research

This talk explains how to formulate the now classical problem of optimal liquidation (or optimal trading) inside a Mean Field Game (MFG). This is a noticeable change since usually mathematical frameworks focus on one large trader in front of a " background noise " (or " mean field "). In standard frameworks, the interactions between the large trader and the price are a temporary and a permanent...   More >

Combinatorics Seminar: Combinatorial evaluation of Hecke algebra traces

Seminar | April 24 | 11:10 a.m.-12 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Mark Skandera, Lehigh University

 Department of Mathematics

(Please note the unusual time of this talk.)

The (type A) Hecke algebra $H_n(q)$ is a certain module over $\mathbb Z[q^{1/2},q^{-1/2}]$ which is a deformation of the group algebra of the symmetric group. The $\mathbb Z[q^{1/2},q^{-1/2}]$-module of its trace functions has rank equal to the number of integer partitions of $n$, and has bases which are natural deformations of those of the symmetric...   More >

Dimensional Reduction and Hyper Reduction of Parametric Nonlinear Structural Dynamics Models for Real-Time Computing: SEMM Seminar

Seminar | April 24 | 12-1 p.m. | 502 Davis Hall

 Charbel Farhat, Professor, Department of Aeronatics and Astronautics, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Institute for Computational and Mathematical Engineering, Stanford University

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

Model reduction is a tool in applied mathematics that is rapidly becoming indispensable for computational-based design and optimization, stochastic analysis for uncertainty quantification, embedded computing, and online optimal control. It is also essential for “what-if” engineering scenarios and other parametric studies where dramatically faster if not real-time simulation responses are desired.

Cultural and Technological Evolution on the Metopes of the Hephaisteion - AHMA Noon Colloquium

Lecture | April 24 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 7205 Dwinelle Hall

 Andrew Stewart, 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.

Combinatorics Seminar: Counting monochromatic structures in finite abelian groups

Seminar | April 24 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Julia Wolf, University of Bristol

 Department of Mathematics

It is well known (and a result of Goodman) that a random 2-colouring of the edges of the complete graph $K_n$ contains asymptotically the minimum number of monochromatic triangles ($K_3$s). Erdős conjectured that this was also true of monochromatic copies of $K_4$, but his conjecture was disproved by Thomason in 1989. The question of determining for which small graphs Goodman's result holds true...   More >

Archaeological Databases with Filemaker

Workshop | April 24 | 12:30-2:30 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Rus Sheptak, UC Berkeley, Archaeological Research Facility

 Archaeological Research Facility

This workshop will present the organization and logic behind a prototype database for excavation data that answers questions of when, where, and duration of events and artifacts within the site.

PROSPECTIVE FRESHMAN INFORMATION SESSION

Presentation | April 24 | 1-2 p.m. |  Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

PROSPECTIVE FRESHMAN INFORMATION SESSION

Differential Geometry Seminar: Some almost theorems about four-dimensional curvature

Seminar | April 24 | 1:10-2 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 John Lott, UC-Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

I will describe some topological conditions to ensure that a noncollapsed Riemannian 4-manifold, which is almost Ricci-flat, in fact admits a Ricci-flat metric. This is joint work with Vitali Kapovitch.

Seminar 231, Public Finance: “Quantifying the Welfare Gains of Variety: A Sufficient Statistics Approach”

Seminar | April 24 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Kory Kroft, University of Toronto

 Robert D. Burch Center for Tax Policy and Public Finance

(joint with Jean-William Laliberté, René Leal-Vizcaino, and Matthew Notowidigdo)

String-Math Seminar: Wild Hitchin system and Argyres-Douglas theory

Seminar | April 24 | 2-3 p.m. | 402 LeConte Hall

 Dan Xie, Harvard University

 Department of Mathematics

I will discuss the connection between Hitchin's system with irregular singularity and four dimensional N=2 Argyres-Douglas theories.

Reading Technopoetic Japan

Colloquium | April 24 | 2:30 p.m. | 142 Dwinelle Hall

 Earl Jackson Jr., National Chiao Tung University

 Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Department of Comparative Literature, Film & Media Studies

What is often dismissed as “otaku culture” actually names a complex network of creative industries and equally creative engaged participants. The media that emerge and sustain these subcultural formations include anime, manga, novels, etc.. In studying these media I focus on relations among technology, representation, and subjectivity as well as the politics that inform and circumscribe those...   More >

Preventing Gun Violence: What Works and What Stands in the Way: the keynote event in the Gun Violence in America series

Panel Discussion | April 24 | 3-4:30 p.m. | Barrows Hall, Social Science Matrix, 8th floor

 Robyn Thomas, Executive Director, Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence

 Peter Aldhous, Buzzfeed, UC Berkeley

 Human Rights Center

featuring Robyn Thomas, Executive Director, Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence, in conversation with Peter Aldhous, Science reporter, Buzzfeed and Professor, UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism

  RSVP online

Probabilistic Operator Algebra Seminar: Trace formulas in perturbation theory

Seminar | April 24 | 3-5 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

 Anna Skripka, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque

 Department of Mathematics

In this talk I will present trace formulas arising in perturbation theory that substantially extend the celebrated Krein's result of the 50s. These formulas provide representations for remainders of approximations of operator functions that "split up" the involved noncommutativity. Proofs of the results rely on a fascinating theory of multiple operator integration that has been developing for...   More >

Composition Colloquium: Clemens Gadenstätter

Colloquium | April 24 | 3 p.m. | 125 Morrison Hall

 Department of Music

Clemens Gadenstätter (born 1966, Zell am See/Salzburg) studied Composition with Erich Urbanner (University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna) and Helmut Lachenmann (1992-1995, University of Music and Perfroming Arts Stuttgart) as well as he studied the flute (University of Music and Performing Arts Vienna) with Wolfgang Schulz.

During his student years, he was active as a flautist in...   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 >

Siqian Shen - Ambiguous Chance-Constrained Bin Packing under Mean-Covariance Information

Seminar | April 24 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 3108 Etcheverry Hall

 Siqian Shen, Assistant Professor of Industrial and Operations Engineering, University of Michigan

 Industrial Engineering & Operations Research

Professor Siqian Shen research is in integer programming, stochastic programming, and network optimization. The models she considers usually feature stochastic parameters and discrete decision variables.

Stigmata as Object of Rivalry and Target of Doubt from St. Francis to Padre Pio

Lecture | April 24 | 4-6 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 Gábor Klaniczay, Central European University

 Department of History, Townsend Center for the Humanities, Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion

Gábor Klaniczay is Professor of Medieval History at the Central European University in Budapest and works on heresy, sainthood, visions, stigmatics, magic, and witchcraft in medieval and early modern Europe. He was awarded the 2016 International Prize for History by the Comité international des sciences historique. More recently he has become a spokesperson in defense of the CEU against attacks...   More >

Stigmata as Object of Rivalry and Target of Doubt from St. Francis to Padre Pio

Lecture | April 24 | 4-6 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 Professor Gábor Klaniczay

 Townsend Center for the Humanities, Department of History, Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion

Talk by Professor Gábor Klaniczay. Gábor Klaniczay is Professor of Medieval History at the Central European University in Budapest and works on heresy, sainthood, visions, stigmatics, magic, and witchcraft in medieval and early modern Europe. He was awarded the 2016 International Prize for History by the Comite International des Sciences Historique.

China’s Economic Statecraft Toward Myanmar and North Korea

Colloquium | April 24 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 James Reilly, Government and International Relations, University of Sydney

 Kevin O'Brien, Political Science, UC Berkeley

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

Tempted by their expansive authority over China’s economy, Chinese leaders are increasingly deploying economic resources such as foreign aid and overseas investments to influence policy decisions in other countries. To implement economic statecraft, China’s leaders rely upon state-owned companies, bureaucratic agencies, and local Chinese officials, even though they may be unreliable...   More >

Health, Race, and Housing: Three Perspectives on Urban Inequality

Colloquium | April 24 | 4-6 p.m. | Institute for the Study of Societal Issues, Duster Conference Room

 2420 Bowditch Street, Berkeley, CA 94720

 Zawadi Rucks-Ahidiana, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Sociology, and Graduate Fellow, Institute for the Study of Societal Issues, UC Berkeley; Melody Tulier, DrPH Candidate, School of Public Health, and Graduate Fellow, Institute for the Study of Societal Issues, UC Berkeley; Cynthia Ledesma, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Ethnic Studies, and Graduate Fellow, Institute for the Study of Societal Issues, UC Berkeley

 Malo André Hutson, Chancellor's Professor, City and Regional Planning, UC Berkeley

 Institute for the Study of Societal Issues

Zawadi Rucks-Ahidiana, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Sociology, and Graduate Fellow, Institute for the Study of Societal Issues, UC Berkeley

Melody Tulier, DrPH Candidate, School of Public Health, and Graduate Fellow, Institute for the Study of Societal Issues, UC Berkeley

Cynthia Ledesma, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Ethnic Studies, and Graduate Fellow, Institute for the Study of...   More >

Inside and Out: The Architectural Frame of Old Norse Poetry

Lecture | April 24 | 4-6 p.m. | 6415 Dwinelle Hall

 Guðrún Nordal, Árni Magnússon Institute for Icelandic Studies

 Department of Scandinavian

Join the Scandinavian Department for a talk by Guðrún Nordal.

Guðrún Nordal is Director of the Árni Magnússon Institute for Icelandic Studies and Professor of Icelandic Literature.

BLISS Seminar: Geometric optimization: convex and nonconvex

Seminar | April 24 | 4-5 p.m. | 400 Cory Hall

 Suvrit Sra, MIT

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

In this talk, I will highlight some aspects of geometry and its role in optimization. In particular, I will talk about optimization problems whose parameters are constrained to lie on a manifold or in a specific metric space. These geometric constraints often make the problems numerically challenging, but they can also unravel properties that ensure tractable attainment of global optimality for...   More >

Student Algebraic Geometry Seminar: Computations in Local Rings using Macaulay2

Seminar | April 24 | 4-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Mahrud Sayrafi, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Local rings are ubiquitous in algebraic geometry. Not only are they naturally meaningful in a geometric sense, but also they are extremely useful in proving theorems. When studying finitely generated modules over local rings, for instance, projectivity, flatness, and freeness are all equivalent. Above all, many important results depend on Nakayama's lemma, which holds over local rings. In this...   More >

IB Seminar: Rhythms of Life in Fluctuating Environments

Seminar | April 24 | 4-5 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Kwasi Connor, University of Southern California

 Department of Integrative Biology

Science and Mathematics Education Colloquium: Environmental Education: Supporting Socio-Emotional Learning, Place-Based Connections, and Stewardship

Colloquium | April 24 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 2515 Tolman Hall

 Nicole Ardoin, Associate Professor, Graduate School of Education and Woods Institute for the Environment, Stanford University

 Graduate School of Education

Abstract. Environmental education—a diverse field focused on lifelong learning, systems thinking, and sustainability practices—can address a range of outcomes, including environmental knowledge and attitudes, interpersonal skills, and environmentally related behaviors. Many environmental education programs, particularly those with residential or youth-development elements, emphasize...   More >

Undergraduate Lecture Series (Math Monday): Slicing Varieties – a taste of computational algebraic geometry

Lecture | April 24 | 5-6 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Martin Helmer, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Simply put algebraic geometry studies the zeros of systems of polynomial equations in n variables. The zeros of such systems define geometric objects called algebraic varieties. In this talk, we will introduce these objects and describe one basic invariant of a variety, known as its degree, which is of interest both when considering mathematical questions and when attempting to solve applied...   More >

14th Librarian of Congress Dr. Carla Hayden at the Forum

Lecture | April 24 | 6-7:15 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Library

 Dr. Carla Hayden, The Berkeley Forum

 The Berkeley Forum

Carla Hayden is the 14th Librarian of Congress and is also the first woman and African-American to hold the position since the Library of Congress began in 1800. She will be discussing the importance of this American institution in the 21st century especially in the digital age. The Library of Congress houses more than 162 million items that includes historical documents and artifacts,...   More >

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.

Radio, Podcast, and Contemporary Cultural Criticism: John Horn and Glynn Washington, moderated by Chloe Veltman

Lecture | April 24 | 6:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Osher Theater

 Townsend Center for the Humanities, Arts + Design

John Horn is host of KPCC’s The Frame, a daily arts and entertainment program. Glynn Washington is host and executive producer of Snap Judgment on National Public Radio. Chloe Veltman is senior arts editor at KQED.

Arts + Design Mondays: Radio, Podcast, and Contemporary Cultural Criticism, with John Horn and Glynn Washington

Lecture | April 24 | 6:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 John Horn, KPCC

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Horn is host of KPCC’s The Frame, and has covered culture for nearly thirty years. Washington is host and executive producer of Snap Judgment on NPR. Moderated by Ben Manilla.

Admission to this lecture is free.

In the Fields of the North / En los campos del norte: Book talk with David Bacon

Lecture | April 24 | 6:30-8 p.m. |  2521 Channing Way (Inst. for Res. on Labor & Employment)

 David Bacon, Activist and photographer

 UC Berkeley Labor Center

Please join us for a conversation with activist and photographer David Bacon to talk about his new book, In the fields of the North / En los compos del norte. In this landmark work of photo-journalism, Bacon documents the experiences of some of the hardest-working and most disenfranchised laborers in the country: the farmworkers who are responsible for making California “America’s breadbasket.”...   More >

Vittorio De Sica, Two Women

Film - Feature | April 24 | 7 p.m. | Hearst Field Annex, A1 (auditorium)

 Marco Grossi

 Maria Grazia Affinito

 Institute of European Studies, Human Rights Center, Italian Society at Berkeley, Department of Gender and Women's Studies, Townsend Center for the Humanities, Arts & Humanities, Letters & Science Division of , ASUC (Associated Students of the University of California)

What does sexual violence look like when it becomes a war strategy? Join us and help to support a film fest and prestigious panel about an historic case of sexual violence during World War II and a new Berkeley initiative to combat impunity today.

 This film is presented in Italian with English subtitles, and includes graphic scenes of war.

Vittorio De Sica, Two Women

Film - Feature | April 24 | 7 p.m. | Hearst Field Annex, A1 (auditorium)

 Marco Grossi

 Maria Grazia Affinito

 Institute of European Studies, Human Rights Center, Italian Society at Berkeley, Department of Gender and Women's Studies, Townsend Center for the Humanities, Arts & Humanities, Letters & Science Division of , ASUC (Associated Students of the University of California)

What does sexual violence look like when it becomes a war strategy? Join us and help to support a film fest and prestigious panel about an historic case of sexual violence during World War II and a new Berkeley initiative to combat impunity today.

 This film is presented in Italian with English subtitles, and includes graphic scenes of war.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

CARA Anniversary Symposium: The California Research Alliance by BASF celebrates 3 years

Conference/Symposium | April 24 – 25, 2017 every day | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatap Conference Room

 College of Chemistry

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)

The effects of stress during pregnancy: Interview with Kate Wilsterman, Integrative Biology

Seminar | April 25 | 9-9:30 a.m. | Barrows Hall, Radio broadcast, ON-AIR ONLY, 90.7FM

 Kate Wilsterman, PhD Candidate, Department of Integrative Biology; Tesla Monson, PhD Candidate, Department of Integrative Biology

 KALX 90.7FM

Tune in this week to hear endocrinologist Kate Wilsterman, PhD candidate in the Department of Integrative Biology, talk about her research on the effects of stress during pregnancy.

The Graduates, highlighting graduate student research at Berkeley and around the world, is broadcast every other Tuesday at 9AM on KALX 90.7FM and on the web.

Kate with her research assistant

RAPDP - Intermediate - FM8 Award Modifications

Course | April 25 | 9-11 a.m. | University Hall, Room 24

 Human Resources

Synopsis: An intermediate workshop on determining when a change to a project requires sponsor approval and/or a formal contract amendment, and the process for working with SPO/IAO to get a contract amended.

  Register online

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

Society for Conservation Biology Benziger tour

Tour/Open House | April 25 | 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. |  Benziger Family Winery

 1883 London Ranch Rd, Glen Ellen, CA 95442

 Sarah Navarro, Benziger Family Winery

 Society for Conservation Biology, Berkeley Chapter

The Berkeley SCB chapter will tour a sustainable agriculture operation in Sonoma County.
The event is sponsored by the UCB Graduate Assembly. It is open to the public and ADA accessible.

Seminar 217, Risk Management: Institutional Investor Behavior and Market Dynamics

Seminar | April 25 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Speaker: John Arabadjis, State Street

 Center for Risk Management Research

Enhancing Precision and Efficiency in Macromolecular Synthesis: New Strategies and Enabling Functions

Seminar | April 25 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Jeremiah Johnson, Department of Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 College of Chemistry

Motivated by nature, polymer chemists have long sought tactics and strategies for the synthesis of macromolecules and materials with precise structures. Existing approaches often require a trade-off between structural control and atom economy/scalability. Driven by specific fundamental questions and/or functional targets, we have developed synthetic strategies that offer both precision and...   More >

UCMP Fossil Coffee: The Bill Clemens oral history project

Seminar | April 25 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 1101 (UCMP Fishbowl)

 Paul Burnett, Bancroft Library

 Museum of Paleontology

BSAC Technology Seminar - Silicon-Based Integrated Sensors and Systems with On-Chip Antennas: From Picosecond Pulse Radiators To Miniaturized Spectrometers

Seminar | April 25 | 12-1 p.m. | 540 Cory Hall

 Prof. Aydin Babakhani, Assistant Professor | Director, RISC, Rice University, Rice Integrated Systems and Circuits (RISC)

 Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center

Silicon processes make it possible to integrate everything from antennas to processors on a single chip, which create opportunities to implement complex sensors and systems on a millimeter scale. This results in single-chip picosecond pulse radiators, wirelessly synchronized chips with sub-psec synchronization accuracy, miniaturized spectrometers, and wirelessly powered sensors and actuators.

  RSVP online by April 24.

Forestry Seminar

Seminar | April 25 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 103 Mulford Hall

 Robert Hrubes, Scientific Certification Systems

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

“Forest Certification: Assessing Efficacy after 25 Years”

23andMe's research on the Genetic diversity and the African Diaspora.

Colloquium | April 25 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Joanna Mountain, Senior Director of Research, 23AndMe

 Center for African Studies

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

Joanna Mountain

Development Lunch:"Two short presentations"

Seminar | April 25 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Kevin Feeney; Zenan Wang

 Department of Economics, CEGA

Expanding the Role of RNs in Primary Care: A Business Case Analysis

Lecture | April 25 | 12:40-2 p.m. | 714C University Hall

 Jack Needleman, PhD, FAAN, Professor and Chair of the Department of Health Policy and Management, University of California Los Angeles

 Health Policy and Management

Primary care is evolving in response to payment reform, new models of work organization, and changes in the primary care workforce. Advanced Practice Nurses are part of this evolution but in this evolving landscape, the role of registered nurses (RNs) who are not Advanced Practice Nurses and Nurse Practitioners is also being reexamined and reimagined. There is a growing literature describing...   More >

Won’t Somebody Please Think of the Journalists?

Seminar | April 25 | 1-2 p.m. | 205 South Hall

 Tom Lowenthal, Staff Technologist, Committee to Protect Journalists

 Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity (CLTC)

As part of its Spring 2017 Lunch Seminar Series, the Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity presents Tom Lowenthal, Staff Technologist for the Committee to Protect Journalists.

  RSVP online by April 24.

UC Berkeley and UCSF Computational Health Science Symposium

Special Event | April 25 | 2-6 p.m. |  UCSF Mission Bay Campus

 550 16th Street, San Francisco, CA

 Atul Butte, UCSF Institute for Computational Health Sciences; Michael Jordan, UCB Distinguished Professor of Computer Science & Statistics

 Berkeley Institute for Data Science

Come and join colleagues from UC Berkeley, UCSF, and LBNL for a discussion of new frontiers and emerging technologies in data science and biomedicine. Hear from thought leaders on both campuses, and explore opportunities to incorporate new approaches into your own research. This session is intended to stimulate ideas, provide opportunities to meet and talk with other research scientists, and...   More >

Dissertation Talk: Development of New Processing Schemes for High Quality Electronic Materials on Amorphous and Flexible Substrates

Seminar | April 25 | 2-3 p.m. | 400 Cory Hall

 Kevin Chen

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

III-V semiconductors are promising materials for a wide variety of electronic and optoelectronic applications due to their high electron mobilities as well as direct band gaps which can be tuned by changing the elemental composition of the material. However, they are limited in their application space due to two main factors: cost and the need for a lattice matched epitaxial substrate upon which...   More >

Butterfly Walk

Tour/Open House | April 25 – October 24, 2017 the fourth Tuesday of the month every month | 3-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join Sally Levinson, Garden volunteer propagator, docent and 'caterpillar lady', as she guides you through the Botanical Garden in search of butterflies.

Space is limited on a first-come basis. Children welcome. Free with garden admission.

For more information email gardenprograms@berkeley.edu

Free with Garden Admission

Academic Freedom, Hungary, and the Attack on the Central European University

Panel Discussion | April 25 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 Istvan Rev, Director, Open Society Archive, Central European University, and Visiting Professor of History, UC Berkeley; Gábor Klaniczay, Professor of Medieval History, Central European University

 John Connelly, Professor of History, UC Berkeley

 Department of History

Gábor Klaniczay

Factorization Algebra Seminar: Higher holomorphic factorization algebras

Seminar | April 25 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 5 Evans Hall

 Brian Williams, Northwestern University

 Department of Mathematics

I will discuss factorization algebras that display a certain type of holomorphic structure. Familiar special cases branch off in two directions: 1) topological factorization algebras, which provide a well-known description of $E_n$ algebras, and 2) holomorphic factorization algebras in complex dimension one, which define the structure of a vertex algebra. I will propose an algebraic reformulation...   More >

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: Sixty-four Curves of Degree Six

Seminar | April 25 | 3:45-4:45 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Bernd Sturmfels, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

This lecture is an invitation to real algebraic geometry, along with computational aspects, ranging from bitangents and K3 surfaces to eigenvectors and ranks of tensors. We present an experimental study - with many pictures - of smooth curves of degree six in the real plane. This is joint work with Nidhi Kainhsa, Mario Kummer, Mahsa Sayyari and Daniel Plaumann. The number 64 refers to rigid...   More >

Immigrant Rights Panel

Presentation | April 25 | 4-6 p.m. | 10 Haviland Hall

 Zahra Billoo, Council on American-Islamic Relations; Daniel Moreno, Causa Justa::Just Cause

 Cal ARC (Anti-Racism Collaborative)

Immigrant Rights Panel with CJJC and CAIR
Tuesday, April 25th
4-6 pm
Room 10, Haviland Hall
Food provided!

The Annual Alexander Pines Lecture: The Amyloid Phenomenon and its Significance for Human Disease

Seminar | April 25 | 4-5 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Christopher Dobson, Department of Chemistry, University of Cambridge

 College of Chemistry

Interest in the phenomenon of amyloid formation by peptides and proteins has developed with extraordinary rapidity in recent years, such that is now a major topic of research across a wide range of disciplines. The reasons for this surge of interest arise both from the links between amyloid formation and a range of rapidly proliferating medical disorders, including Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s...   More >

Seminar 221, Industrial Organization: ​"Recoupment and Predatory Pricing Analysis"

Seminar | April 25 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Louis Kaplow, Harvard Law School

 Department of Economics

The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America

Panel Discussion | April 25 | 4:30-6:30 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Reading Room

 Richard Rothstein, Research Associate, Economic Policy Institute

 Janelle Scott, Associate Professor, Berkeley, GSE; Michael J. Dumas, Assistant Professor, Berkeley, GSE; sean reardon, Professor of Poverty and Inequality in Education and Professor (by courtesy) of Sociology, Stanford University

 Graduate School of Education

Richard Rothstein, author and Research Associate at the Economic Policy Institute, will offer insights into how residential segregation in America — the incessant kind that continues to dog our major cities and has contributed to so much ongoing social strife — is the intended result of racially explicit government policies at the local, state, and federal levels.

He will...   More >

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: Generalized Cayley-Chow Coordinates and Computer Vision

Seminar | April 25 | 5-6 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Brian Osserman, UC Davis

 Department of Mathematics

A fundamental problem in computer vision is to reconstruct the configuration of a collection of cameras from the images they have taken of a common subject. If we model a camera as a linear projection from projective 3-space to the projective plane, this problem can be rephrased algebrogeometrically in terms of recovering a subvariety of a product of projective planes. Both the equations defining...   More >

Raju Nayak | Singing Resistance: Oral Narratives of the Lambada Bhats of Southern India

Lecture | April 25 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Raju Nayak, ISAS Visiting Scholar, 2016-2017, UC Berkeley

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies

A talk by Dr. Raju Nayak, ISAS Visiting Scholar, 2016-2017, on the oral narratives of resistance of a tribal community of South India.

The Serbian Poetic Word: 17th Annual Peter N. Kujachich Lecture in Serbian and Montenegrin Studies

Lecture | April 25 | 5-7 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room

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

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

“Most poetry is not equipped for a world in which people actually die. But some is.” These words, attributed to the great poet Czesław Miłosz, come to mind when one thinks of Serbian poetry. The lecture explores what it is that makes the poetic word – and especially the Serbian poetic word – so powerful. By examining the ways in which the poetry of their language has sung to Serbs...   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 >

Tehran Streetstyle: A Talk by Hoda Katebi

Lecture | April 25 | 5:30-7 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Hoda Katebi

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Hoda Katebi is an author, photographer, and activist fashion blogger whose research focuses on the underground fashion movement in Iran and the intersections of fashion, gender, and nationhood. In 2013, she founded Joo Joo Azad (www.joojooazad.com), an online platform dedicated to the integration of ethical fashion and activism.
Tehran Streetstyle—the first in-print collection of modern fashion...   More >

CNR Alumni Association Oakland Networking Reception: An evening of networking with fellow CNR alumni

Reception | April 25 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Drake's Dealership, Utica Room

 2325 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612

 College of Natural Resources

Digital Dissent Commons Conversations: Technology and Public Life in Changing Times

Lecture | April 25 | 6 p.m. | 205 South Hall

 Andrew Herscher, Associate Professor at the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, University of Michigan; Sara Dean, Assistant Chair of Graduate Design and Assistant Professor of Interaction Design, California College of the Arts

 Berkeley Center for New Media

In the last presidential election cycle, and accelerating into the first months of the new Presidency, our society has experienced as never before the unexpected, asymmetrical, and powerful effects of new, digital media on public and political life. On April 25, The Berkeley Center for New Media, in partnership with the School of Information and Graduate School of Journalism, turn to the...   More >

Digital Dissent

Panel Discussion | April 25 | 6-7:45 p.m. | 202 South Hall

 Center for New Media , Information, School of, Graduate School of Journalism

In the last presidential election cycle, and accelerating into the first months of the new Presidency, our society has experienced as never before the unexpected, asymmetrical, and powerful effects of new, digital media on public and political life. On April 25, The Berkeley Center for New Media, in partnership with the School of Information and Graduate School of Journalism, turn to the...   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.

Ach du liebe Zeit: A (literary) German Cabaret

Performing Arts - Theater | April 25 – 26, 2017 every day | 7-8 p.m. | B-4 Dwinelle Hall

 Students in German 102A, German Department

 Department of German

The UC Berkeley German Department's Student Cabaret presents
a poetic and humorous celebration of the German language, featuring works by Eichendorff, Gernhardt, Rilke, Morgenstern and many others.

Still Tomorrow

Film - Documentary | April 25 | 7-10 p.m. | 142 Dwinelle Hall

 Fan Jian, Documentary Filmmaker; Professor Linda Williams, Departments of Film Studies and Rhetoric at UC Berkeley

 Datong Society of China Studies, Center for Chinese Studies, UC Berkeley

Still Tomorrow (yaoyaohuanghuang de renjian), directed by Fan Jian. is based on the story of an unusual Chinese poet—Yu Xiuhua.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt6254446/

Yu Xiuhua was a peasant woman poet. She was born in a small village in Hubei Province, China in 1976, with cerebral palsy, author of a 2015 poem “Crossing Half of the Country to Sleep with You.”