<< Week of August 20 >>

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Design and Diversity Exhibition

Miscellaneous | June 1 – September 7, 2017 every day |  Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

This exhibit of original materials from the Environmental Design Archives showcases a nexus of design and diversity.

R bootcamp

Workshop | August 19 – 20, 2017 every day | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building

 Christopher Paciorek, Department of Statistics, UC Berkeley

 Department of Statistics

The Statistics Department and D-Lab are offering an
introductory short course on the statistical/data science
software R on Saturday-Sunday, August 19-20. The short
course will be a thorough introduction to working with
data, statistical analysis, and programming in R,
with no prior knowledge assumed. Please see
http://dlab.berkeley.edu/training/r-bootcamp-2017 for
more details.

$0

  Register online

Summer at the Hall

Social Event | June 10 – September 10, 2017 every day with exceptions | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

Visit the Hall and explore all of our most popular exhibits and STEM activities every day this summer, including our newest featured exhibit, Going Places. Plus, join us every Sunday to discover new and unique ways to engage with science.

$12.00 Adult, $10.00 Children 3–18, Seniors 62+, Free Members, children age 2 and under, UC Berkeley students and staff.

Eve of Totality: Sunday Funday

Special Event | August 20 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

Get prepared for the August 21st solar eclipse by learning how eclipses are formed and everything you need to know to safely observe one.

$12.00 Adults, $10.00 Children 3–18, Seniors 62+, Free Members, children age 2 and under, UC Berkeley students and staff.

Women's Soccer vs. Santa Clara

Sport - Intercollegiate - Soccer | August 20 | 1 p.m. |  Edwards Track Stadium

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Women's Soccer hosts Santa Clara at Edwards Stadium.

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 >

Distant Voices, Still Lives

Film - Feature | August 20 | 5 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Liverpool has an unusual gravity. Witness Davies’s richly detailed portrait of working-class life and you’ll feel the extreme pull of the Liverpudlian past. It’s an homage to (and a forgiveness of) the daily trepidations of growing up in a brute household, ruled over by a stern father (the grand Pete Postlethwaite) and a doting mum (Freda Dowie). But Davies also finds strange comfort in this...   More >

Obit.

Film - Documentary | August 20 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

It’s no surprise that the small team of journalists on the obituaries desk at the New York Times are a thoughtful group and make for excellent subjects in this witty and illuminating documentary. Filmmaker Vanessa Gould conceived of the subject for Obit. after being interviewed by a staff writer at the Times following the death of a friend. Her film sheds light on how deaths are covered by the...   More >

Hamilton, Hope and Change: The On the Same Page Keynote lecture

Lecture | August 20 | 7:30-9:30 p.m. |  Haas Pavilion

 Jeremy McCarter, http://www.jeremymccarter.com/

 College of Letters & Science

Jeremy McCarter has known Lin-Manuel Miranda since Miranda’s groundbreaking, white-hot musical Hamilton was in its earliest stages. In his introduction to the highly sought-after companion book Hamilton: The Revolution, co-authored by McCarter and Miranda, McCarter describes the book as a chronicle of two revolutions—the American Revolution of the 18th century, and that of the hip-hop-inspired...   More >

 Free and open to all on a first-come, first seated basis.

Monday, August 21, 2017

Design and Diversity Exhibition

Miscellaneous | June 1 – September 7, 2017 every day |  Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

This exhibit of original materials from the Environmental Design Archives showcases a nexus of design and diversity.

Solar Eclipse Day at the Hall

Special Event | August 21 | 8:30-11:30 a.m. |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

On August 21st, North America gets a front row seat to a rare and exciting event—an eclipse of the sun. Enjoy hands-on eclipse activities and catch this fascinating astronomical event at the Hall, starting at 8:30 a.m.

$12.00 Adults, $10.00 Children 3–18, Seniors 62+, Free Members, children age 2 and under, UC Berkeley students and staff.

Summer at the Hall

Social Event | June 10 – September 10, 2017 every day with exceptions | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

Visit the Hall and explore all of our most popular exhibits and STEM activities every day this summer, including our newest featured exhibit, Going Places. Plus, join us every Sunday to discover new and unique ways to engage with science.

$12.00 Adult, $10.00 Children 3–18, Seniors 62+, Free Members, children age 2 and under, UC Berkeley students and staff.

DTS Faculty Forum

Meeting | August 21 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m. | Haviland Hall, Haviland Commons

 Social Welfare, School of

Faculty Forum to discuss reshaping the MSW Program.

Certificate Program in HVAC Online Information Session

Information Session | August 21 | 12-1 p.m. |  Online

 UC Berkeley Extension

Acquire an in-depth understanding of HVAC systems in order to meet energy-conservation standards. An opening presentation is followed by a Q&A session.

  Make reservations online

Berkeley-Tokyo Summer School "Geometry, Representation Theory, and Mathematical Physics": Integrable systems and quantum geometry

Seminar | August 21 | 1:15-2:45 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Andrey Smirnov, Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

In my talk I will overview new classes of integrable systems associated with Nakajima quiver varieties. I will explain the geometric construction of quantum Rmatrices, commuting families of Hamiltonians and corresponding Bethe equations. I will discuss relations of these systems with quantum cohomology and quantum K-theory of Nakajima varieties.

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research and Finding a Mentor Workshop

Workshop | August 21 | 2-3 p.m. | 50 Birge Hall

 Alicia Hayes, Prestigious Scholarships Office Program Manager/Advisor, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research

If you are thinking about getting involved in undergraduate research, this workshop is a great place to start! You will get a broad overview of the research opportunities available to undergraduates on campus, and suggestions on how to find them.

We will also let you know about upcoming deadlines and eligibility requirements for some of...   More >

Writing and Citing Tools: What are your options?

Workshop | August 21 | 2-2:30 p.m. | Bechtel Engineering Center, Engineering Library Training Room

 Lisa Ngo, UC Berkeley Library

 Library

Mendeley. Zotero. EndNote. RefWorks. LaTeX. There are a lot of tools out there to help you organize your literature and create and manage citations and bibliographies, but which one is right for you? Join us for this introduction to citation management tools where we'll provide an overview of the options and offer a demonstration of how they can make the writing process easier.

GIS and Mapping Resources on Campus

Workshop | August 21 | 2:30-3 p.m. | Bechtel Engineering Center, Kresge Engineering Library Training Room

 Susan Powell, UC Berkeley Library

 Library

This short drop-in workshop will give an overview of GIS and mapping resources available on campus, including tools, data, and training. No registration required!

Probabilistic Operator Algebra Seminar: Free Stein discrepancy as a regularity condition

Seminar | August 21 | 3-5 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

 Brent Nelson, NSF Postdoctoral Fellow UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Given an n-tuple of non-commutative random variables, its free Stein discrepancy relative to the semicircle law measures how close the distribution is to the semicircle law. By considering free Stein discrepancies relative to a broader class of laws, one can define a quantity called the free Stein information. In this talk, we will discuss this and its relation to other free probabilistic...   More >

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research and Finding a Mentor Workshop

Workshop | August 21 | 3-4 p.m. | 50 Birge Hall

 Sean Burns, Director, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research

If you are thinking about getting involved in undergraduate research, this workshop is a great place to start! You will get a broad overview of the research opportunities available to undergraduates on campus, and suggestions on how to find them.

We will also let you know about upcoming deadlines and eligibility requirements for some of...   More >

Berkeley-Tokyo Summer School "Geometry, Representation Theory, and Mathematical Physics": Affine branching laws and tensor categories

Seminar | August 21 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Viktor Ostrik, University of Oregon

 Department of Mathematics

In these talks we will describe an approach to branching laws for highest weight integrable representations of affine Lie algebras based on fusion product and modular tensor categories. Our main emphasis will be on branching laws related with level rank duality

Certificate Program in Teaching English as a Second Language

Information Session | August 21 | 5:30-7 p.m. |  UC Berkeley Extension (Golden Bear Center)

 UC Berkeley Extension

Learn how UC Berkeley Extension’s professional certificate can prepare you for diverse job opportunities—in teaching, business, publishing, travel and more—both in the United States and around the world.

 Free

 UNEX 1049. Enroll online or by calling 510-642-4111

Professional Program in Graphic Design

Information Session | August 21 | 6:30-8 p.m. | 608 UC Berkeley Extension (SF Campus at 160 Spear St.)

 UC Berkeley Extension

UC Berkeley Extension's Professional Program in Graphic Design offers a study of design principles and an appreciation of historical and current trends. Find out how you can learn from industry professionals to build a portfolio and advance in the field.

  Make reservations online or by calling 510-642-4111

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Design and Diversity Exhibition

Miscellaneous | June 1 – September 7, 2017 every day |  Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

This exhibit of original materials from the Environmental Design Archives showcases a nexus of design and diversity.

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research and Finding a Mentor Workshop

Workshop | August 22 | 9:30-10:30 a.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Leah Carroll, Haas Scholars Program Manager/Advisor, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research

If you are thinking about getting involved in undergraduate research, this workshop is a great place to start! You will get a broad overview of the research opportunities available to undergraduates on campus, and suggestions on how to find them.

We will also let you know about upcoming deadlines and eligibility requirements for some of...   More >

Summer at the Hall

Social Event | June 10 – September 10, 2017 every day with exceptions | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

Visit the Hall and explore all of our most popular exhibits and STEM activities every day this summer, including our newest featured exhibit, Going Places. Plus, join us every Sunday to discover new and unique ways to engage with science.

$12.00 Adult, $10.00 Children 3–18, Seniors 62+, Free Members, children age 2 and under, UC Berkeley students and staff.

Berkeley-Tokyo Summer School "Geometry, Representation Theory, and Mathematical Physics": Affine branching laws and tensor categories II

Seminar | August 22 | 10-11:30 a.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Viktor Ostrik, University of Oregon

 Department of Mathematics

In these talks we will describe an approach to branching laws for highest weight integrable representations of affine Lie algebras based on fusion product and modular tensor categories. Our main emphasis will be on branching laws related with level rank duality

Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program Info Session

Information Session | August 22 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Stefanie Ebeling, Program Manager and Student Advisor, Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program, Office of Undergraduate Research

 Office of Undergraduate Research

The Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program gives undergraduate students the opportunity to work with UC Berkeley professors on faculty research projects.

Certificate Program in Construction Management Online Information Session

Information Session | August 22 | 12-1 p.m. |  Online

 David Brotherton, M.B.A., M.Sc.

 UC Berkeley Extension

Learn how the Certificate Program in Construction Management provides thorough, up-to-date preparation for effective leadership on construction projects of any size. Gain problem-solving skills to manage cost, scheduling, risk and environmental issues.

  Register online

Undergraduate Women's CommUNITY Lunchtime Round Table

Special Event | August 22 | 1-2:30 p.m. | César E. Chávez Student Center, 202 (GenEq Community Space)

 Gender Equity Resource Center

Wonder Woman* Weekly is a commUNITY chat held in GenEq to empower anyone and everyone through shared dialogue. In an effort to create programming that best fits the needs of those seeking community on campus and within GenEq, Wonder Woman Weekly undergraduate coordinator would like to host a casual round table discussion over lunch to talk about what you look for in community, challenges you have...   More >

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research and Finding a Mentor Workshop

Workshop | August 22 | 1-2 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Sean Burns, Director, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research

If you are thinking about getting involved in undergraduate research, this workshop is a great place to start! You will get a broad overview of the research opportunities available to undergraduates on campus, and suggestions on how to find them.

We will also let you know about upcoming deadlines and eligibility requirements for some of...   More >

Berkeley-Tokyo Summer School "Geometry, Representation Theory, and Mathematical Physics": Dimer models and homological mirror symmetry I

Seminar | August 22 | 1:15-2:45 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Kazushi Ueda, University of Tokyo

 Department of Mathematics

A dimer model is a bicolored graph on a real 2-torus encoding the information of a quiver with potential. It originates from statistical mechanics, and is related to various branches of mathematics. In the talk, we will give an introduction to the theory of dimer models and its application to homological mirror symmetry.

Getting Your Bearings Library Tour

Tour/Open House | August 22 – 29, 2017 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 2-3 p.m. | Doe Library, Tour starts at the north entrance

 Library

Join other students and get your bearings with a 3-in-one tour of the Doe Memorial Library, Moffitt Undergraduate Library, and the Main Stacks. See these central libraries and learn about the student services they provide.

URAP Peer Advisor Info Session: The URAP Experience

Information Session | August 22 | 2:30-3:30 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Hannah Thorner, Peer Advisor, Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program, Office of Undergraduate Research; Jenisha Sabaratnam, Peer Advisor, Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Interested in applying to URAP? Come to the URAP Experience info session held by two experienced URAP apprentices and peer advisors. Find out about best practices for the application process, and being an apprentice.

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

Berkeley-Tokyo Summer School "Geometry, Representation Theory, and Mathematical Physics": Dimer models and homological mirror symmetry II

Seminar | August 22 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Kazushi Ueda, University of Tokyo

 Department of Mathematics

A dimer model is a bicolored graph on a real 2-torus encoding the information of a quiver with potential. It originates from statistical mechanics, and is related to various branches of mathematics. In the talk, we will give an introduction to the theory of dimer models and its application to homological mirror symmetry.

Twilight Tuesday

Miscellaneous | August 22 | 5-7:30 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Sarah Wininger

 Botanical Garden

Summer After Hours at the UC Botanical Garden! Take a stroll, bring a picnic dinner, enjoy the magic of the Garden at dusk!

FREE for Garden Members, Half of General Admission for Non-Members

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 >

Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers: with guests: The Shelters

Performing Arts - Music | August 22 | 7 p.m. |  Hearst Greek Theatre | Tickets sold out

 Another Planet Entertainment

Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, one of the most iconic bands in American music history, have announced additional dates on their 40th Anniversary Tour

  Sold out. Sold Out Buy tickets online

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Design and Diversity Exhibition

Miscellaneous | June 1 – September 7, 2017 every day |  Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

This exhibit of original materials from the Environmental Design Archives showcases a nexus of design and diversity.

Summer at the Hall

Social Event | June 10 – September 10, 2017 every day with exceptions | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

Visit the Hall and explore all of our most popular exhibits and STEM activities every day this summer, including our newest featured exhibit, Going Places. Plus, join us every Sunday to discover new and unique ways to engage with science.

$12.00 Adult, $10.00 Children 3–18, Seniors 62+, Free Members, children age 2 and under, UC Berkeley students and staff.

Getting Your Bearings Library Tour

Tour/Open House | August 23 – 29, 2017 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 10-11 a.m. | Doe Library, Tour starts at the north entrance

 Library

Join other students and get your bearings with a 3-in-one tour of the Doe Memorial Library, Moffitt Undergraduate Library, and the Main Stacks. See these central libraries and learn about the student services they provide.

Berkeley-Tokyo Summer School "Geometry, Representation Theory, and Mathematical Physics": Spaces of stability conditions on the Calabi-Yau categories associated with quivers I

Seminar | August 23 | 10-11:30 a.m. | 375 LeConte Hall

 Akishi Ikeda, UC Tokyo

 Department of Mathematics

The aim of this lecture is to introduce the spaces of Bridgeland stability conditions on the Calabi-Yau categories associated with quivers. In the first part, we introduce the space of Bridgeland stability conditions on a triangulated category and review its basic properties. We also see examples of stability conditions. In the second part, we see known results about the spaces of stability...   More >

Writing and Citing Tools: What are your options?

Workshop | August 23 | 10-10:30 a.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, Bioscience Library Training Room

 Lisa Ngo, UC Berkeley Library

 Library

Mendeley. Zotero. EndNote. RefWorks. LaTeX. There are a lot of tools out there to help you organize your literature and create and manage citations and bibliographies, but which one is right for you? Join us for this introduction to citation management tools where we'll provide an overview of the options and offer a demonstration of how they can make the writing process easier.

GIS and Mapping Resources on Campus

Workshop | August 23 | 10:30-11 a.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, Biosciences Library Training Room

 Susan Powell, UC Berkeley Library

 Library

This short drop-in workshop will give an overview of GIS and mapping resources available on campus, including tools, data, and training. No registration required!

Certificate Program in Facilities Management Online Information Session

Information Session | August 23 | 12-1 p.m. |  Online

 David Brotherton, M.B.A., M.Sc., UC Berkeley Extension program director

 UC Berkeley Extension

Learn how the Certificate Program in Facilities Management prepares you for this rapidly changing field and helps build skills in facilities project management, strategic planning, leadership, construction planning, operations and maintenance.

  Make reservations online

Taking Action and Moving Forward in Your Career

Workshop | August 23 | 12-1:30 p.m. |  University Hall

 Terrie Moore, Staff Career Development

 Human Resources

Clarify specific career related goals and explore ways of coping with potential obstacles to career development - important aspects of making your career development efforts effective.

REGISTRATION required at the UC Learning Center through the Blu portal. Course code - BECAR201

  Register online

Wursterfest!

Social Event | August 23 | 12-2 p.m. | Lobby Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

College of Environmental Design Ice Cream Social & Resource Fair

The neural substrates of anxious temperament in non-human primates

Colloquium | August 23 | 12:10-1:15 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

 Andrew Fox, Assistant Professor, UC Davis

 Institute of Personality and Social Research

An extremely anxious temperament early in life is a risk factor for the later development of anxiety, depressive, and substance abuse disorders. Children with an extremely anxious temperament (AT), react to novelty with increased behavioral inhibition and increased levels of physiological arousal. Using a well-validated non-human primate model of AT, our group has been investigating the...   More >

BJCL Officers Meeting

Meeting | August 23 | 12:45-1:45 p.m. |  Boalt Hall, School of Law

 Law, Boalt School of

Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program Info Session

Information Session | August 23 | 1-2 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Stefanie Ebeling, Program Manager and Student Advisor, Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program, Office of Undergraduate Research

 Office of Undergraduate Research

The Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program gives undergraduate students the opportunity to work with UC Berkeley professors on faculty research projects.

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research and Finding a Mentor Workshop

Workshop | August 23 | 2-3 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Leah Carroll, Haas Scholars Program Manager/Advisor, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research

If you are thinking about getting involved in undergraduate research, this workshop is a great place to start! You will get a broad overview of the research opportunities available to undergraduates on campus, and suggestions on how to find them.

We will also let you know about upcoming deadlines and eligibility requirements for some of...   More >

Getting Your Bearings Library Tour

Tour/Open House | August 22 – 29, 2017 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 2-3 p.m. | Doe Library, Tour starts at the north entrance

 Library

Join other students and get your bearings with a 3-in-one tour of the Doe Memorial Library, Moffitt Undergraduate Library, and the Main Stacks. See these central libraries and learn about the student services they provide.

Coffee Break

Social Event | August 23 | 3-4 p.m. |  Julie's Cafe

 2562 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Coffee break is a welcoming weekly hour-long event at the wonderful Julie's Cafe, inviting international students to meet old friends and make new ones. It's a big campus, but at coffee break, everyone knows your name.

This week at coffee break we will be talking about small talk, and how that can be different from country to country. Come join us at 3 PM on Wednesday 8/23 to share your...   More >

Phase Transitions in Activated Random Walk

Seminar | August 23 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Riddhipratim Basu, Stanford University

 Department of Statistics

On a locally finite graph, consider the following interacting particle system, known as Activated Random Walk (ARW). Start with a mass density µ of initially active particles, each of which performs a continuous time nearest neighbour symmetric random walk at rate one and falls asleep at rate λ > 0. Sleepy particles become active on coming in contact with active particles...   More >

Berkeley-Tokyo Summer School "Geometry, Representation Theory, and Mathematical Physics": Fukaya cosheaves

Seminar | August 23 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 375 LeConte Hall

 Vivek Shende, Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Kontsevich conjectured that the wrapped Fukaya category of a Weinstein manifold should be computable as the global sections of some cosheaf of categories over its Lagrangian skeleton. I will describe how to make this precise, and how to prove it. This is joint work with Sheel Ganatra and John Pardon.

Certificate Program in Student Affairs and Higher-Education Administration Online Information Session

Information Session | August 23 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | 208 UC Berkeley Extension (Golden Bear Center)

 Sigrid Mueller, Program Director, Education, UC Berkeley Extension

 UC Berkeley Extension

Learn how you can start or advance a career in student affairs and higher-education administration. Hear about how our certificate can help you work with student diversity, foster leadership and grow your understanding of the higher-education landscape.

  Register online

IXL Learning Info-Session

Information Session | August 23 | 6-7 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

At IXL Learning, we’re passionate about creating the best educational technology possible. We look beyond the specific problems of today to see the bigger picture, with the ultimate goal of improving learning itself. If you’re eager to work on something you believe in and really make an impact, we want to meet you!

Learn how IXL is advancing education through online technology! Join Sidney and...   More >

Toastmasters on Campus Club: Learn public speaking

Meeting | July 2, 2014 – December 18, 2019 every Wednesday with exceptions | 6:15-7:30 p.m. | 3106 Etcheverry Hall

 Toastmasters on Campus

Toastmasters has been the world leader in teaching public speaking since 1924. Meetings are an enjoyable, safe, self-paced course designed to get you up and running as a speaker in only a few months.

Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers: with guests: The Shelters

Performing Arts - Music | August 23 | 7 p.m. |  Hearst Greek Theatre | Tickets sold out

 Another Planet Entertainment

Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, one of the most iconic bands in American music history, have announced additional dates on their 40th Anniversary Tour

  Sold out. Sold Out Buy tickets online

A Quiet Passion

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Relating the life of Emily Dickinson, Davies imbues the simple structure of the biopic with the elliptical intensity of poetry. Cynthia Nixon conveys ferocious intelligence and unexpected warmth in her portrayal of the quietly radical poet, who moves through a life of attachments, losses, and private striving, toward an urgent confrontation with eternity—all while embedded deep within her family...   More >

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Design and Diversity Exhibition

Miscellaneous | June 1 – September 7, 2017 every day |  Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

This exhibit of original materials from the Environmental Design Archives showcases a nexus of design and diversity.

Summer at the Hall

Social Event | June 10 – September 10, 2017 every day with exceptions | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

Visit the Hall and explore all of our most popular exhibits and STEM activities every day this summer, including our newest featured exhibit, Going Places. Plus, join us every Sunday to discover new and unique ways to engage with science.

$12.00 Adult, $10.00 Children 3–18, Seniors 62+, Free Members, children age 2 and under, UC Berkeley students and staff.

Berkeley-Tokyo Summer School "Geometry, Representation Theory, and Mathematical Physics": Mirror symmetry for very affine varieties

Seminar | August 24 | 10-11:30 a.m. | 375 LeConte Hall

 Vivek Shende, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Using tropical methods, I will describe the skeleton for the general hyper surface cut out by a Laurent polynomial with only one term in the interior of its newton polytope. This turns out to agree with the skeleton introduced by Fang, Liu, Treumann, and Zaslow. Using the work of Kuwakagi, a new functoriality statement for the coherent-constructible correspondence, and the cosheafification result...   More >

Getting Your Bearings Library Tour

Tour/Open House | August 23 – 29, 2017 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 10-11 a.m. | Doe Library, Tour starts at the north entrance

 Library

Join other students and get your bearings with a 3-in-one tour of the Doe Memorial Library, Moffitt Undergraduate Library, and the Main Stacks. See these central libraries and learn about the student services they provide.

Advanced Program in Sustainable Management Online Information Session

Information Session | August 24 | 12-1 p.m. |  Online

 David Brotherton, M.B.A., M.Sc., UC Berkeley Extension

 UC Berkeley Extension

Learn how to comply with environmental regulations, as well as design and implement sustainability practices in cost-effective ways in the public and private sectors. Complete the courses that will enhance your knowledge and skills in the areas that reflect your career objectives.

  Register online

Solid State Technology and Devices Seminar: Non-von Neumann computing using networks of optical parametric oscillators

Seminar | August 24 | 1-2 p.m. | Cory Hall, 540 A/B DOP Center

 Professor Peter McMahon, Stanford University

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Abstract: Combinatorial optimization problems are central in numerous important application areas, including operations and scheduling, drug discovery, finance, circuit design, sensing, and manufacturing. There is a long history of attempts to find alternatives to current von Neumann-computer-based methods for solving such problems, including neural networks, DNA computing, and most recently...   More >

Berkeley-Tokyo Summer School "Geometry, Representation Theory, and Mathematical Physics": Spaces of stability conditions on the Calabi-Yau categories associated with quivers II

Seminar | August 24 | 1:15-2:45 p.m. | 375 LeConte Hall

 Akishi Ikeda, UC Tokyo

 Department of Mathematics

The aim of this lecture is to introduce the spaces of Bridgeland stability conditions on the Calabi-Yau categories associated with quivers. In the first part, we introduce the space of Bridgeland stability conditions on a triangulated category and review its basic properties. We also see examples of stability conditions. In the second part, we see known results about the spaces of stability...   More >

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 >

Getting Your Bearings Library Tour

Tour/Open House | August 22 – 29, 2017 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 2-3 p.m. | Doe Library, Tour starts at the north entrance

 Library

Join other students and get your bearings with a 3-in-one tour of the Doe Memorial Library, Moffitt Undergraduate Library, and the Main Stacks. See these central libraries and learn about the student services they provide.

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research and Finding a Mentor Workshop

Workshop | August 24 | 3-4 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Leah Carroll, Haas Scholars Program Manager/Advisor, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research

If you are thinking about getting involved in undergraduate research, this workshop is a great place to start! You will get a broad overview of the research opportunities available to undergraduates on campus, and suggestions on how to find them.

We will also let you know about upcoming deadlines and eligibility requirements for some of...   More >

Berkeley-Tokyo Summer School "Geometry, Representation Theory, and Mathematical Physics": Integrability lattice models from four-dimensional gauge theory

Seminar | August 24 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 375 LeConte Hall

 Masahito Yamazaki, IPMU, University of Tokyo

 Department of Mathematics

I will describe my recent work with Kevin Costello and Edward Witten, on explaining integrable models from a four-dimensional gauge theory.

Introduction to LaTeX using Collaboration Tools

Workshop | August 24 | 4-5 p.m. | Bechtel Engineering Center, Kresge Engineering Library Training Room 110MD

 Anna Sackmann, Science Data and Engineering Librarian, Kresge Engineering Library; Lisa Ngo, Engineering Librarian, Kresge Engineering Library

 Library

This workshop is an introduction to the LaTeX typesetting language. Document structure, templates, and commonly used syntax will be introduced and practiced during this hands-on workshop.

  Registration opens August 4. Register online or by calling Anna Sackmann at 510-642-9478, or by emailing Anna Sackmann at asackmann@berkeley.edu

Nonparametric network comparison

Seminar | August 24 | 4-5 p.m. | 332 Evans Hall

 Patrick Wolfe, Purdue University

 Department of Statistics

Understanding how two networks differ, or quantifying the degree to which a single network departs from a given model, is a challenging question in modern mathematical statistics. Here we show how subgraph densities, which for large graphs play a role analogous to moments in the context of random variables, enable a natural means of nonparametric network comparison. Coupled with a partial order...   More >

Mathematics Department Colloquium: Semi-algebraic sets of integer points

Colloquium | August 24 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Günter M. Ziegler, Freie Universität Berlin

 Department of Mathematics

We look at sets of integer points in the plane, and discuss possible definitions of when such a set is "complicated"—this might be the case if it is not the set of integer solutions to some system of polynomial equations and inequalities. Let’s together work out lots of examples, and on the way let’s try to develop criteria and proof techniques$\ldots$.

The examples that motivated our...   More >

Global Urban Humanities Open House + Book Fair

Reception | August 24 | 5-6:30 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Library

 Global Urban Humanities Initiative

 Global Urban Humanities

The interdisciplinary Global Urban Humanities Initiative (GUH) studies global cities by bringing together scholars, artists and designers from the arts and humanities, architecture, landscape architecture, and city planning.

Come celebrate the start of the fifth year of our activities, including the launch of our new undergraduate program. Learn about an exciting international traveling studio...   More >

$0 FREE

  Registration opens July 6. Register online or by calling Tina Novero at 510-664-4077, or by emailing Tina Novero at globalurbanhumanities@berkeley.edu by August 24.

The New Babylon

Film - Feature | August 24 | 5 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

We present The New Babylon with Dmitri Shostakovich’s original symphonic score for the silent film. Originally banned for its excess and aestheticism, this energetic avant-garde extravaganza represents a culmination of the experimental Factory of the Eccentric Actor (FEKS), founded by directors Kozintsev and Trauberg. Set in the 1871 Paris Commune and centered around a posh department store...   More >

Global Urban Humanities Open House and Book Fair

Tour/Open House | August 24 | 5-6 p.m. |  Doe Library

 College of Environmental Design

THU, Aug 24, 5:00pm to 6:30pm. Join us for an open house to learn about the Global Urban Humanities Programs happening this fall.

Concerts in the Redwood Grove: The Sam Chase and The Untraditional + Suitcase Junket

Performing Arts - Music | August 24 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden, Redwood Grove

 Botanical Garden

SUMMER CONCERTS IN THE REDWOOD GROVE!
Enjoy a magical music experience this summer under towering redwoods in the Berkeley hills.

TONIGHT: The Sam Chase & The Untraditional + Suitcase Junket
Energetic pop-rock storytellers

$20 Adult, $18 UCBG Member Adult, $12 Youth 5-17yrs, Free Under 5

 SOLD OUT.

Accel Partners Info-Session

Information Session | August 24 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Please come out to the Wozniak Lounge to learn about an exclusive partnership between Accel Partners and EECS Berkeley: The Accel Fellows Program. It will be the leading program of its type, providing unparalleled opportunities for students to grow and develop in unique ways by bridging technology, business, academics and real world experiences. The program is designed to create opportunities for...   More >

Mandolin Showcase: A Night of Music at the Hearst Museum

Performing Arts - Music | August 24 | 6:30-8 p.m. |  Hearst Museum of Anthropology

 Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

After an introductory history of the mandolin, “mad mandolinist" Patrick Fahey will exhibit the differing rich timbers of exquisite vintage mandolins from his collection. Patrick will then perform works in progress from his upcoming classical CD, and will be joined by Polish-born violinist Ela Pollack and bassist Alex Baum. Ela Pollack will play some selected pieces by Ysaye and Bach; Patrick...   More >

High and Low

Film - Feature | August 24 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Kurosawa’s adaptation of an American detective novel is both a superb, suspenseful thriller, and a Dostoyevskian metaphysical probe into the ambiguities of guilt and innocence. In one of his finest performances, Toshiro Mifune portrays a wealthy executive who must pay ransom for the release of his chauffeur’s son when the boy is mistaken for his son by a kidnapper. Kurosawa creates a constant,...   More >