<< Week of August 27 >>

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Fall 2017 Architecture Sustainability Colloquium

Colloquium | August 25 – December 1, 2017 every day | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

FRIDAYS - AUG 25 through DEC 1. CHECK THE SCHEDULE FOR SPEAKERS. Bay Area Leaders discuss topics in sustainability.

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.

Ocean Explorations: Sunday Funday

Special Event | August 27 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

Step into the shoes of ocean explorers aboard the E/V Nautilus with hands-on deep sea science.

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

Sail the Bay [CLOSED]

Sport - Recreational | August 27 | 1-4 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Corner of Bancroft & Telegraph

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

**This event has reached capacity**
Join the Berkeley International Office for Cal Sailing Club's free sailing day! Spend an idyllic Sunday afternoon cruising around in the San Francisco Bay, including beautiful views of Cal campus, the Bay Bridge, and of course, the famous Golden Gate Bridge. There's no better way to see the area!
Meet outside the MLK Student Center, by Bancroft and Telegraph.

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 >

Men's Soccer vs. Maryland

Sport - Intercollegiate - Soccer | August 27 | 2 p.m. |  Edwards Track Stadium

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Men's Soccer hosts Maryland at Edwards Stadium.

Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers: with guests: The Shelters

Performing Arts - Music | August 27 | 6:30 p.m. |  Hearst Greek Theatre

 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

  Buy tickets online

Monday, August 28, 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.

Fall 2017 Architecture Sustainability Colloquium

Colloquium | August 25 – December 1, 2017 every day | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

FRIDAYS - AUG 25 through DEC 1. CHECK THE SCHEDULE FOR SPEAKERS. Bay Area Leaders discuss topics in sustainability.

Fundamentals of Sustainable Natural Dyeing with Michel Garcia

Workshop | August 28 – 31, 2017 every day | 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Learn the fundamentals of sustainable natural dyeing including fiber preparation, plant mordants, plant selection, using less dye for greater effect, surface design techniques, and various applications of natural dyes.

$425, $400 UCBG Members

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

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": Integrable systems and quantum geometry II

Seminar | August 28 | 10-11:30 a.m. | 375 LeConte Hall

 Andrey Smirnov, UC 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.

Dissertation Talk: System Design for Large Scale Machine Learning

Seminar | August 28 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 420 Soda Hall

 Shivaram Venkataraman, UC Berkeley

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

In this talk I will present my research on systems that make it easier to develop new machine learning applications and scale them while achieving high performance.

The End of the Endless Frontier? Truth and Power in the Age of Populism: Lunch discussion with Peter Strohschneider (DFG)

Lecture | August 28 | 12-2 p.m. | 470 Stephens Hall

 Peter Strohschneider, President, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft

 Cathryn Carson, Thomas M. Siebel Presidential Chair in the History of Science, Department of History, UC Berkeley; Horst Simon, Deputy Director, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

 Thomas Laqueur, Helen Fawcett Distinguished Professor, Department of History, UC Berkeley

 Simone Laessig, Director, German Historical Institute Washington DC

 Institute of European Studies, GHI West - Pacific Regional Office of the Germany Historical Insitute Washington DC, Center for Science, Technology, Medicine, & Society, Center for Studies in Higher Education , Department of History, Department of German

Against the backdrop of current debates about science and populism, Peter Strohschneider, President of the German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft, DFG) re-examines Vannevar Bush’s ideas on the public role of science as developed in the 1945 report to the President of the United States, “Science, The Endless Frontier.” Bush was an American engineer and science administrator,...   More >

  RSVP online or by calling Heike Friedman at 510-643-4558, or by emailing Heike Friedman at heike.friedman@berkeley.edu by August 25.

Certificate Program in Accounting Online Information Session

Information Session | August 28 | 12-1 p.m. |  Online

 Anna Lee, Program Director, UC Berkeley Extension

 UC Berkeley Extension

Find out how an accounting certificate, which you can complete in just one year, can help you become the kind of accountant businesses want. For certificate details, visit the Certificate Program in Accounting.

  Register online

Certificate Program in Accounting Online Information Session

Information Session | August 28 | 12-1 p.m. |  Online

 Anna Lee, Program Director, UC Berkeley Extension

 UC Berkeley Extension

Find out how an accounting certificate, which you can complete in just one year, can help you become the kind of accountant businesses want. For certificate details, visit the Certificate Program in Accounting.

  Register online

Differential Geometry Seminar: A family of non-collapsed steady Ricci solitons

Seminar | August 28 | 1-2 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Alexander Appleton, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Non-collapsed Ricci solitons play an important role in Ricci flow as they arise as blow up limits of singularities. The classification of three dimensional Ricci solitons has largely been carried out by the work of Hamilton, Ivey, Perelman and Brendle. In four dimensions, however, only a handful of solitons are known and a complete classification remains a distant goal.

In this talk I will...   More >

Seminar 231, 251 Public Finance and Labor: "Racial Bias in Bail Decisions"

Seminar | August 28 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Will Dobbie, Princeton University

 Robert D. Burch Center for Tax Policy and Public Finance

with David Arnold and Crystal Yang - joint with Labor

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.

String-Math Seminar: Integrability lattice models from four-dimensional gauge theory

Seminar | August 28 | 2-3 p.m. | 402 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.

Probabilistic Operator Algebra Seminar: Twisted canonical anti-commutation relations and twisted independence

Seminar | August 28 | 3-5 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall | Canceled

 Naofumi Muraki, Iwate Prefectural University

 Department of Mathematics

We will construct a one-parameter deformation of tensor product ( = twisted product) for non-commutative probability spaces, and show the existence of the associated universal calculation rule ( = twisted independence ) for mixed moments of non-commutative random variables. The construction was inspired from the twisted canonical anti-commutation relations of W. Pusz .

Bin Yu — Three principles of data science: predictability, stability, and computability

Seminar | August 28 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 3108 Etcheverry Hall

 Bin Yu, Professor, UC Berkeley Departments of Statistics and EECS

 Industrial Engineering & Operations Research

In this talk, I'd like to discuss the intertwining importance and connections of three principles of data science in the title in data-driven decisions. Making prediction as its central task and embracing computation as its core, machine learning has enabled wide-ranging data-driven successes. Prediction is a useful way to check with reality. Good prediction implicitly assumes stability between...   More >

Seminar 271, Development: "The Costs of Patronage: Evidence from the British Empire"

Seminar | August 28 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Guo Xu, Berkeley

 Department of Economics

Scientists and Climate Change: All is not Lost

Seminar | August 28 | 4-5 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Judith Klinman, University of California, Berkeley

 Inez Fung, University of California, Berkeley

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, College of Chemistry

Gospel Rape: On Close Reading in Crime and Punishment

Colloquium | August 28 | 4-6 p.m. | B-4 Dwinelle Hall

 Eric Naiman, Professor, Slavic Languages and Literatures; Professor and Bernie Williams Chair, Comparative Literature, UC Berkeley

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

The first lecture in the Slavic Graduate Colloquium Fall 2017 series.

Serial Dependence in Visual Working Memory: Time Course and Neural Mechanisms

Seminar | August 28 | 4-5 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center

 Dan Bliss, D'Esposito

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Museum of the Second World War in Poland: Intersections of History, Memory, and Politics

Lecture | August 28 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Pawel Machcewicz, Professor, Department of Recent Political History, Institute of Political Studies, Polish Academy of Sciences

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

The Museum of the Second World War in Gdansk was opened in March 2017. This is the largest historical museum in Poland and one of largest historical museums in Europe and the world. The museum also turned out to be in the last year’s biggest battlefield in the realm of historical memory and politics of history in Poland. This project evoked the most heated debates and controversies, and the very...   More >

Seminar 218, Psychology and Economics: Turning up the heat: The demoralizing effect of competition in contests

Seminar | August 28 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Philipp Strack, University of California Berkeley

 Department of Economics

Joint with Theory seminar

* Note change in time and room due to joint event

Berkeley Bowl Shopping Trip

Miscellaneous | August 28 | 5 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Corner of Bancroft & Telegraph

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

New to the area? Not sure where to shop for groceries or other necessities? Berkeley International Office has your back! Come join this student-led trip down to the best grocery store in the city: the famous Berkeley Bowl!

If you're looking for healthy, affordable, and environmentally-friendly products, the Berkeley Bowl is the place to go. Let us give you a tour! We will meet outside the MLK...   More >

Open Auditions at TDPS: "Mechanics of Love," "Little Russians," The New Play Reading Series

Performing Arts - Theater | August 28 | 5:30-10:30 p.m. |  Durham Studio Theater (Dwinelle Hall)

 Department of Theater, Dance & Performance Studies

TDPS is holding auditions for the fall studio production, "Mechanics of Love," student workshop "Little Russians," and The New Play Reading Series. Open to all Cal students.

Audition information, including show description, casting details and production schedule are available under the “Productions | Auditions” tab of the TDPS Callboard at http://tdps.berkeley.edu/callboard/. Please read all...   More >

Fall Recruiting Kickoff for International Students

Career Fair | August 28 | 6-7 p.m. | Career Center (2440 Bancroft Way), Blue and Gold Rooms, Career Center

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

The campus-recruiting season begins right after the start of the fall semester! Are you actively looking for jobs/internships this semester but still have questions such as where to find open positions, what qualities employers are looking for, what resources available for resume, interview and networking preparation, and how to increase your chance of getting interviews? This workshop is aimed...   More >

Groupon Info-Session

Information Session | August 28 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, 430-8 Wozniak Lounge

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Introducing Groupon+: The easiest way to save on Groupon! In addition to talking about some of the new and upcoming features to Groupon, come to get a feel for what it is like to work at Groupon. Meet a Groupon engineer and Product Manager while enjoying a slice of Sliver Pizza. Accepting Resumes and Giving out SWAG!

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Amos Gitai to Teach Seminar on Narrative and Form: Cinema and Architecture

Film - Series | August 29 – September 26, 2017 every day | 370 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

The Israeli film director Amos Gitai (Ph.D Architecture 79) will teach a five week course on film that explores the concepts of narrative and space. CLASS SIZE IS VERY LIMITED SO YOU MUST SIGN UP SOON. OPEN TO ALL STUDENTS ACROSS CAMPUS.

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.

Fall 2017 Architecture Sustainability Colloquium

Colloquium | August 25 – December 1, 2017 every day | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

FRIDAYS - AUG 25 through DEC 1. CHECK THE SCHEDULE FOR SPEAKERS. Bay Area Leaders discuss topics in sustainability.

Fundamentals of Sustainable Natural Dyeing with Michel Garcia

Workshop | August 28 – 31, 2017 every day | 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Learn the fundamentals of sustainable natural dyeing including fiber preparation, plant mordants, plant selection, using less dye for greater effect, surface design techniques, and various applications of natural dyes.

$425, $400 UCBG Members

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

Drop-in Pre-Health Advising

Miscellaneous | August 29 – December 5, 2017 every Tuesday | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | 3060 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Marie Dutton, Pre-Health Advisor

 Career Center

Meet with a Pre-Health Advisor on a first-come, first-served basis. For students exploring, preparing for, and/or applying to medical school and other health professional graduate programs.

 Open to currently enrolled students and Alumni Advantage members.

Berkeley-Tokyo Summer School "Geometry, Representation Theory, and Mathematical Physics": Spectral covers and wall-crossing in 4d and 2d

Seminar | August 29 | 10-11:30 a.m. | 375 LeConte Hall

 Dmitry Galakhov, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

I will describe some physical approaches to calculation of motivic Donaldson-Thomas invariants – protected spin characters of BPS states in class S theories. We will discuss a "refined" counting of special real loci (Stokes lines) on spectral covers and application to construction of Reshetikhin-Turaev-Witten invariants.

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.

Seminar 217, Risk Management: Bank Capital and Risk Taking: A Loan Level Analysis

Seminar | August 29 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Speaker: Michael Ohlrogge, Stanford

 Center for Risk Management Research

I examine whether whether low capital levels incentivize banks to systematically originate and hold riskier loans. I construct a novel data set consisting of 1.8 million small business and home mortgage loans, matched to the specific banks that originated them and the capital levels of those banks at the time of origination, and verified to be held on bank portfolios, rather than sold. A one...   More >

NCBI Bioinformatics Tools: An Introduction

Workshop | August 29 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, Bioscience Library Training Room, 2101 VLSB

 Elliott Smith, Emerging Technologies and Bioinformatics Librarian, Bioscience Library

 Library

A hands-on workshop introducing NCBI bioinformatics tools such as PubMed, Gene, Protein, Nucleotide, and BLAST.

Certificate Program in Personal Financial Planning Online Information Session

Information Session | August 29 | 12-1 p.m. |  Online

 UC Berkeley Extension

Learn to analyze and advise in all core areas of personal financial planning, which meet the established requirements of the Certified Financial Planner Board, and provide CFP® Certification Examination eligibility.

  Register online

Splintering and spoilers in peace processes: Lessons from the rise of the Lord's Resistance Army

Colloquium | August 29 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Chelsea Johnson, Fellow of Comparative Politics, The London School of Economics and Political Science

 Center for African Studies

Very little research has been done to date on bargaining for peace in the context of a fractionalized armed opposition. Most work in the field of conflict resolution suggests that multidimensional peace agreements are inherently unstable and prone to breakdown, and that dyadic bargaining can produce dyadic peace despite the behavior of excluded "spoilers." This project contributes new data on...   More >

Drop-in Pre-Health Advising

Miscellaneous | August 29 – December 5, 2017 every Tuesday | 1-3 p.m. | 3060 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Caitlin Green, Pre-Health Advisor

 Career Center

Meet with a Pre-Health Advisor on a first-come, first-served basis. For students exploring, preparing for, and/or applying to medical school and other health professional graduate programs.

 Open to currently enrolled students and Alumni Advantage members.

Underrepresented Researchers of Color (UROC) Info session - Intro to UROC and mixer

Workshop | August 29 | 1-2:30 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Istifaa Ahmed, UROC (Under-represented Researchers of Color)

 Office of Undergraduate Research

This is an introductory UROC meet and greet event, introducing the UROC staff and services we offer to students – from research methods and scholarship workshops to grad school preparation. This is primarily aimed towards beginning to build a research community.

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.

3-Manifold Seminar: Organizational meeting

Seminar | August 29 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Ian Agol, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

We'll give an overview of topics we hope to cover this semester, including computational complexity for 3-manifold algorithms, profinite rigidity of 3-manifold groups, and invariants of spatial graphs.

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research and Finding a Mentor Workshop

Workshop | August 29 | 2:30-3:30 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 >

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: The Equations of K3 Carpets

Seminar | August 29 | 3:45-4:45 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 David Eisenbud, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

K3 surfaces are one possible answer to the question: what's the 2-dimensional analogue of elliptic curves? There is a rich and beautiful geometric theory, but I'll talk about a highly degenerate form, the K3 carpets. There's a simple discrete classification, an easy way to write down the equations and Groebner bases, and an intriguing connection to Green's Conjecture on canonical curves.

Physical Chemistry through a Microscope

Seminar | August 29 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Ke Xu, Department of Chemistry

 College of Chemistry

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: Student CA+AG seminar organizational meeting

Seminar | August 29 | 5-6 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 n/a, n/a

 Department of Mathematics

We will go over the format and the topics for the student portion of the CA+AG seminar this semester, and sign-up speakers for respective topics.

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 >

A Conversation with Min Seok Ahn

Colloquium | August 29 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. |  Morrison Library

 Min Seok Ahn, South Korean National Assembly

 Center for Korean Studies (CKS), C.V. Starr East Asian Library

Min Seok Ahn (also spelled Ahn Minseok), a member of the South Korean National Assembly, has been instrumental in coordinating the impeachment trial of former South Korean President Park Geun-hye.

Nuclear Deterrence: What is at Stake?

Lecture | August 29 | 6-8:30 p.m. | The Korea Times San Francisco, Inc., Community Hall

 8134 Capwell Drive, Oakland, CA 94621

 United Nations USA East Bay Chapter

UNA-USA East Bay Chapter presents a Dinner Forum: Explore strategic deterrence strategies in the context of the current North Korean nuclear standoff.

Featuring:
Jacqueline Cabasso
Executive Director, Western States Legal Foundation
US Nuclear Weapons Policies, Research, Testing, Production Activities & their Impact on International Security

Michael Nacht
Past Dean, Goldman School of...   More >

Wednesday, August 30, 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.

Gallery Talk: Apsara DiQuinzio on Charles Howard

Lecture | August 30 |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Explore the enigmatic work of Charles Howard with Apsara DiQuinzio, BAMPFA’s curator of modern and contemporary art and Phyllis C. Wattis MATRIX Curator. DiQuinzio presents an overview of the painter’s life and art, focusing on his working through and between Surrealism and abstraction.

Amos Gitai to Teach Seminar on Narrative and Form: Cinema and Architecture

Film - Series | August 29 – September 26, 2017 every day | 370 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

The Israeli film director Amos Gitai (Ph.D Architecture 79) will teach a five week course on film that explores the concepts of narrative and space. CLASS SIZE IS VERY LIMITED SO YOU MUST SIGN UP SOON. OPEN TO ALL STUDENTS ACROSS CAMPUS.

Fall 2017 Architecture Sustainability Colloquium

Colloquium | August 25 – December 1, 2017 every day | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

FRIDAYS - AUG 25 through DEC 1. CHECK THE SCHEDULE FOR SPEAKERS. Bay Area Leaders discuss topics in sustainability.

Computer Health Matters: User Friendly Workstations (BEUHS400)

Workshop | August 30 | 8:30-9:30 a.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

 Greg Ryan, Campus Ergonomist, Be well at Work - Ergonimics; Mallory Lynch, Ergonomics@Work

 Be Well at Work - Ergonimics

Learn how to set up a user-friendly workstation and practice stretches to help relieve computer-related aches and pains. This workshop is required to qualify for computer ergonomics matching funds.

  Register online

Ropes Course 1 - 1st Year Students Only

Workshop | August 30 | 8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. |  Strawberry Canyon Recreational Area

 Carol Rhodes

 University of California

MSW STUDENTS IN CF, IV-E & MAP CONCENTRATIONS

Fundamentals of Sustainable Natural Dyeing with Michel Garcia

Workshop | August 28 – 31, 2017 every day | 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Learn the fundamentals of sustainable natural dyeing including fiber preparation, plant mordants, plant selection, using less dye for greater effect, surface design techniques, and various applications of natural dyes.

$425, $400 UCBG Members

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

EHS 201 Biosafety in Laboratories

Course | August 30 | 9:30-11:30 a.m. | 177 Stanley Hall

 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 >

Keyboards and Mice: Ergonomic Alternatives (BEUHS401)

Workshop | August 30 | 9:45-10:45 a.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

 Greg Ryan, Campus Ergonomist, Be well at Work - Ergonimics

 Be Well at Work - Ergonimics

Learn about the ergonomics of keyboards and pointing devices, including appropriate workstation set-up, postures, and techniques for using them. Find out about the keyboards and pointing devices covered by the Computer Ergonomics Matching Funds Program. Enroll online at the UC Learning Center.

  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.

Berkeley-Tokyo Summer School "Geometry, Representation Theory, and Mathematical Physics": Mutations of Lagrangian tori

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

 Dmitry Tonkonog, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

I will overview a beautiful interplay between the symplectic geometry of monotone Lagrangian tori in del Pezzo surfaces and the algebra of mirror Landau-Ginzburg models, following the works of Auroux, Vianna, Galkin-Cruz Morales, Shende-Treumann-Williams, and Pascaleff with myself. Time permitting, I will discuss mutations of Lagrangian tori in higher-dimensional toric Fanos.

The Opioid Crisis: Innovative Health Communication Strategies: Health Communication Matters Webinar Series

Lecture | August 30 | 10-11:30 a.m. |  MeetingBurner

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 Mark L. O'Brien, JD, Baltimore City Health Department; Jesse Yedinak, MPA, Centers for Epidemiology and Environmental Health Brown University School of Public Health; Armine Kourouyan, MPH, Hollywood, Health & Society USC Annenberg Norman Lear Center

 Center for Public Health Practice & Leadership

Join us for the next event in the Health Communication Matters Webinar Series as we showcase three case studies of innovative health communication strategies being deployed to address the opioid crisis. First, we'll hear from Mark O'Brien, Director of Opioid Overdose Prevention and Treatment at the Baltimore City Health Department. Baltimore City is among the most severely impacted cities in the...   More >

Nutanix Table w/ Boba Drinks

Information Session | August 30 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | Soda Hall, Soda-Etcheverry Breezeway

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Meet with Nutanix recruiters and university relations representatives and get yourself a complementary boba drink while they last!

Nutanix makes datacenter infrastructure invisible by delivering an Enterprise Cloud that enables IT to focus on the applications and services that power their business. Go beyond hyperconverged infrastructure with one OS, one clickTM.

MVZ LUNCH SEMINAR: Molly Womack "Using earless frogs to study developmental bias"

Seminar | August 30 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 Grinnell Miller Library

 Molly Womack

 Museum of Vertebrate Zoology

MVZ Lunch is a graduate level seminar series (IB264) based on current and recent vertebrate research. Professors, graduate students, staff, and visiting researchers present on current and past research projects. The seminar meets every Wednesday from 12- 1pm in the Grinnell-Miller Library. Enter through the MVZ's Main Office, 3101 Valley Life Sciences Building, and please let the receptionist...   More >

“Catching in the Act: Active, Dynamic, and Programmable Behaviours of Far From Equilibrium membrane Biointerfaces”

Seminar | August 30 | 12-1 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Atul N. Parikh, University of California, Davis

 Bioengineering (BioE)

Drawing from recent experiments in our labs employing simple models for the cellular chassis, this talk highlights how compartmental walls reconfigure, across molecular and mesoscales, when taken out of equilibrium through real-time incorporation of exogenous molecules, activities of membrane receptors, and the osmotic activity of water.

Plant and Microbial Biology Plant Seminar: "Taking stock: the impacts of genetic diversity for herpes simplex virus (HSV)"

Seminar | August 30 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall

 Moriah Szpara, Pennsylvania State University

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

A variety of viruses infect the human nervous system, often with severe consequences. While vaccines have largely defeated the paralysis caused by polio, other viruses such as rabies, West Nile virus, and herpes simplex virus (HSV) continue to cause neurological infections that require clinical intervention. More than 70% of adults in the United States carry HSV, whether they know it or not. HSV...   More >

Moriah Szpara

Noon Concert: Harpsichord

Performing Arts - Music | August 30 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

Louise Bidwell, harpsichord
From the Court of Queen Elizabeth I: Keyboard Music by William Byrd (c. 1540 - 1623)

FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC 

Featuring the Music Department’s varied and diverse performance activities, the Department of Music presents a series of free weekly concerts each semester in Hertz Hall. Inaugurated in 1953, these concerts are very popular and well attended by...   More >

City as Nexus: Global Urban Humanities Fall 2017 Colloquium

Colloquium | August 30 – November 15, 2017 every Wednesday with exceptions | 12-1:30 p.m. | Wurster Hall, 494, South Tower

Various Guest Lecturers, Global Urban Humanities Initiative

 Global Urban Humanities

Fall 2017 (1 Unit)
Rhetoric 198-3 (Class Nbr: 21377) and CYPLAN 198-2 (Class Nbr: 12006)
Rhetoric 244A (Class Nbr: 46989) and CYPLAN 298-2 (Class Nbr: 47047)
Instructor: Kevin Block
Instructor of record: Susan Moffat
Wednesdays, 12-1:30PM
Location: Cal Design Lab, Room 494 SE Wurster Hall

The city is a social nexus. It binds people, things, forces, ideas together as a crossroads, grid,...   More >

NCBI Bioinformatics Tools: An Introduction

Workshop | August 30 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, Bioscience Library Training Room, 2101 VLSB

 Elliott Smith, Emerging Technologies and Bioinformatics Librarian, Bioscience Library

 Library

A hands-on workshop introducing NCBI bioinformatics tools such as PubMed, Gene, Protein, Nucleotide, and BLAST.

Certificate Program in Business Administration Online Information Session

Information Session | August 30 | 12-1 p.m. |  Online

 Anna Lee, M.B.A.

 UC Berkeley Extension

Find out how this business administration certificate employs materials and techniques that combine fundamental concepts, modern principles and best practices, providing an understanding of business and knowledge and skills that you can use immediately.

  Make reservations online

ARF Organizational Meeting

Meeting | August 30 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Archaeological Research Facility

The initial coordination meeting for ARF community

The Psychology of Brokerage

Colloquium | August 30 | 12:10-1:15 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

 Nir Halevy, Associate Professor, Stanford University

 Institute of Personality and Social Research

Third parties often shape dyadic interactions and relationships. Building on interdependence theory as an organizing conceptual framework, the current research explores when, why, and how third parties intervene in others' interactions, and illuminates previously unidentified similarities and differences between distinct types of third party influence.

Gallery Talk: Apsara DiQuinzio on Charles Howard

Lecture | August 30 | 12:15 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Explore the enigmatic work of Charles Howard with Apsara DiQuinzio, BAMPFA’s curator of modern and contemporary art and Phyllis C. Wattis MATRIX Curator. DiQuinzio presents an overview of the painter’s life and art, focusing on his working through and between Surrealism and abstraction.

Free for BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students, faculty, staff, retirees; 18 & under + guardian | $10 Non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons | $12 General admission

Topology Seminar (Introductory Talk): Acylindrically hyperbolic groups

Seminar | August 30 | 2-3 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Carolyn Abbott, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

I will first give an introduction to some basic concepts in geometric groups theory, including Cayley graphs, hyperbolic spaces, and quasi-isometries. Then I will define an acylindrical action and an acylindrically hyperbolic group, focusing on examples.

Berry-Esseen bounds for typical weighted sums in the randomized central limit theorem

Seminar | August 30 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Sergey Bobkov, University of Minnesota

 Department of Statistics

Abstract. We will be discussing normal approximation and associated
Berry-Esseen-type bounds for weighted sums of dependent random variables under general moment and correlation-type conditions.

Convex Relaxation for Community Detection

Seminar | August 30 | 4-5 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Xiaodong Li, University of California, Davis

 Department of Statistics

Cluster structures might be ubiquitous for large data, and community detection has recently
attracted much research attention in applied physics, sociology, computer science and statistics
due to its broad applicability in various network datasets. A variety of approaches distinct in
essence have thus been proposed, among which convex relaxation had not been extensively
explored since its...   More >

Topology Seminar (Main Talk): Universal acylindrical actions

Seminar | August 30 | 4-5 p.m. | 3 Evans Hall

 Carolyn Abbott, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

The class of acylindrically hyperbolic groups, which are groups that admit a certain type of non-elementary action on a hyperbolic space, contains many interesting groups such as non-exceptional mapping class groups and \(\operatorname {Out}(\mathbb F_n)\) for \(n > 1\). In such a group, a generalized loxodromic element is one that is loxodromic for some acylindrical action of the group on a...   More >

Art Lover's Meetup

Social Event | August 30 | 5:30-7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Join fellow art-lovers to explore the Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive right next to campus. Admission is free for Cal students!

We will meet right outside of the BAMPFA at 5:30 PM on August 30th, and spend about an hour viewing the exhibits. Come see amazing art and meet new friends--what's not to like?

Please RSVP to this event at https://goo.gl/forms/K19a58RihUHehzkh1
Space...   More >

International Students: Learning How to Get Noticed at a Career Fair

Information Session | August 30 | 6-7 p.m. | Career Center (2440 Bancroft Way), Blue and Gold Rooms, Career Center

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

The Cal Career Fair (Sept 12-14) and several other fairs are happening in September! International students should come to this session to learn:
-How to prepare for Career Fairs
-Advice on your elevator pitch
-What kinds of questions to ask employers
-How to engage employers with “small talk”
-The Do’s and Don’ts when interacting with employers, and
-How these interactions can lead to...   More >

Arista Networks Info-Session

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

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

A general overview about Arista, opportunities, and what we work on, diving into some greater detail about what some of us work on. As always, there will be pizza, and we'll be collecting resumes and have a few engineers to chat with after.

About Us:

Arista Networks was founded to deliver software driven cloud networking solutions for large data center and high-performance computing...   More >

Toastmasters on Campus Club: Learn public speaking

Meeting | July 2, 2014 – December 26, 2018 every Wednesday | 6:15-7:30 p.m. | 3119 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.

Amos Gitai - Screening of Film “News From Home”

Film - Documentary | August 30 | 6:30-9 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

WED, AUG 30, 6:30pm. Amos Gitai (Ph.D Architecture 79) will be on hand for the film screening with Q&amp;A to follow. The Public is welcome.

Samurai Rebellion

Film - Feature | August 30 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

“Rebellion” is the fitting original title of this relentless social portrait of those who demand subservience, and those who have had enough. A magisterial Toshiro Mifune slow-burns his way through the role of dutiful samurai Sasahara—henpecked by his wife and dominated by his lord—whose attempts to be a “good servant” are about to end. “You retreat, and retreat,” says his friend Asano (Tatsuya...   More >