<< Week of September 03 >>

Sunday, September 3, 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.

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.

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.

Men's Soccer vs. Creighton

Sport - Intercollegiate - Soccer | September 3 | 1 p.m. |  Edwards Track Stadium

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Men's Soccer hosts Creighton 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 >

Women's Soccer vs. Long Beach State

Sport - Intercollegiate - Soccer | September 3 | 4 p.m. |  Edwards Track Stadium

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Women's Soccer hosts Long Beach State at Edwards Stadium.

Even Red Can Be Sad

Film - Feature | September 3 | 5 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Institute for South Asia Studies

An intricately mosaicked portrait of Ram Kumar at home and in the studio, Even Red Can Be Sad is so steeped in the nonagenarian artist’s writings and paintings as to seem a kind of secondhand self-portrait. Working from multiple streams of text and image, Dutta finds an apt muse for his own prismatic style in Kumar’s multidisciplinary talent.

On the Waterfront

Film - Feature | September 3 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

“I coulda had class,” says failed fighter Terry Malloy with all the bruised brilliance Marlon Brando could muster. Maybe so, but On the Waterfront did have class—class acting, class writing, class cinematography, and class warfare. Controversial for its allegations of corruption in the longshoremen’s union, the production itself was chock-full of friendly witnesses at the HUAC hearings, director...   More >

Monday, September 4, 2017

Holiday: Labor Day

Holiday | September 4 |  Academic & Administrative Holiday

 UC Berkeley

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.

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.

Seminar 231, Public Finance: HOLIDAY

Seminar | September 4 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall | Canceled

 Robert D. Burch Center for Tax Policy and Public Finance

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Garden Closed

Holiday | November 4, 2014 – December 5, 2017 the first Tuesday of the month every month |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

The garden is closed the first Tuesday of every month.

-Why is the Garden Closed one day a month?
For the safety of the public and the safety of the collection, the Garden’s Horticultural staff need one day per month to complete jobs that may pose safety risks to visitors, such as dropping tree limbs, renovating paths, or controlling pests.

-I’m only in Berkeley for one day from somewhere...   More >

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.

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.

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.

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.

Fall Info Session

Information Session | September 5 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Freight and Salvage Coffeehouse

 2020 Addison, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)

Learn more about OLLI's courses, lectures, and social programming and hear directly from the faculty about the courses and workshops they will be teaching.

Doors open at 9:30 a.m., program begins at 10:00 a.m. No need to RSVP!

Please note that instructors whose courses are fully enrolled will not present. Some other faculty members may have schedule conflicts.

Seminar 217, Risk Management: Sparse Low Rank Dictionary Learning

Seminar | September 5 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Speaker: Robert Anderson, UC Berkeley

 Center for Risk Management Research

Sparse Dictionary Learning (SDL) can be used to extract narrow factors driving stock returns from a stock returns matrix, provided the returns are generated by sparse factors alone.  We describe progress on a variant called Sparse Low Rank Dictionary Learning (SLRDL), designed to simultaneously extract broad and narrow factors for the returns matrix, when the returns are generated by both types...   More >

Translating the Precision Electrophile Signaling Code

Seminar | September 5 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Yimon Aye, Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology, Cornell University

 College of Chemistry

Precisely timed and spatially regulated electrophilic chemical signals are the essence of biochemical redox signaling. However, defining the precise biological impacts of localized signals that engage with specific protein targets under physiologic conditions has proven to be highly challenging. This talk presents a unique set of proximity-directed chemical tools that enables interrogation into...   More >

Alternative Cell Death Pathways in Antiviral Host Defense

Seminar | September 5 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

 Edward Mocarski, Emory University

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Advanced PubMed

Workshop | September 5 | 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 advanced features of PubMed that can help your searching to be more effective and efficient.

Certificate Program in Alcohol and Drug Abuse Studies Online Information Session

Information Session | September 5 | 12-1 p.m. |  Online

 Stan Weisner, Ph.D., M.S.W.

 UC Berkeley Extension

Developed in association with the UC Berkeley School of Public Health, this certificate raises the quality of professionalism in counseling and follows a three-level, evidence-based approach to the critical issues that contribute to substance abuse.

  Make reservations online

The Pinkster King and the King of Kongo: The Forgotten History of America's Dutch-Owned Slaves

Colloquium | September 5 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Jeroen Dewulf, Associate Professor and Director, Department of German; Institute of European Studies; Dutch Studies Program

 Center for African Studies

This is a meeting of the weekly colloquium for the Center for African Studies.

The Role of Supply and Demand in Efficient Health Care Delivery: Evidence From Utah

Colloquium | September 5 | 12:40-2 p.m. | 714C University Hall

 Ben Handel, PhD, Professor of Economics, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley Economics

 Public Health, School of

The project studies the implications of several distinct approaches to managing consumer health care using an all-payer claims data base from the state of Utah. We use forced switches where consumers must join one insurance model or the other to identify effects on cost and health. We study (i) consumers who join Select Health, which manages care through its health care partner intermountain as...   More >

The Role of Supply and Demand in Efficient Health Care Delivery: Evidence From Utah

Colloquium | September 5 | 12:40-2 p.m. | 714C University Hall

 Ben Handel, Professor of Economics, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley Economics

 Public Health, School of

This project studies the implications of several distinct approaches to managing consumer health care using an all-payer claims data base from the state of Utah. We use forced switches where consumers must join one insurance model or the other to identify effects on cost and health. We study (i) consumers who join Select Health, which manages care through its health care partner intermountain as...   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.

Applied Math Seminar: Multi-fidelity surrogate-based parameter estimation

Seminar | September 5 | 2-3 p.m. | Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, 50A-5132

 Stephen Roberts, Australian National University

 Department of Mathematics



3-Manifold Seminar: Algorithmic homeomorphism of 3-manifolds as a corollary of geometrization

Seminar | September 5 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Ian Agol, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

We'll discuss algorithms to implement the homeomorphism problem for 3-manifolds, and Kuperberg's recent proof that there is an elementary recursive algorithm.

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: Auslander-Reiten duality for commutative rings: a survey of some recent developments

Seminar | September 5 | 3:45-4:45 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Hailong Dao, University of Kansas

 Department of Mathematics

Let R be a local Gorenstein ring with an isolated singularity. The Auslander-Reiten duality is a duality between certain Ext-groups of (M,N) where M,N are maximal Cohen-Macaulay modules over R. In this talk I will describe this duality and give an elementary proof. Then I will discuss possible extensions and the connection to the Kapustin-Li formula for matrix factorizations (when the ring is a...   More >

Efficient Research Data Practices: Planning to Publishing

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

 Anna Sackmann, Library and Research Data Management

 Library

Attendees will learn about data management best practices throughout the research lifecycle. The workshop will cover the most crucial components of how to tackle writing a data management plan; how to best achieve transparency and reproducibility for the long-term through metadata and documentation; and how to approach publishing and archiving data for later discoverability and use.

  Registration opens August 29. Register online or by calling 510-642-9478 by September 5.

ECON 281, International Trade and Finance: Topic Forthcoming

Seminar | September 5 | 4-6 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 TBD, TBD

 Department of Economics

Reining in Online Abuses

Lecture | September 5 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 202 South Hall

 Hany Farid

 Information, School of

Online platforms today are being used in deplorably diverse ways. How can technology companies allow the free flow of ideas while reining in abuses?

Opening reception for two new exhibitions: "The Invisible Museum: History and Memory of Morocco" and "Sketching 'Fiddler': Set Designs by Mentor Huebner"

Reception | September 5 | 5-7 p.m. |  Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)

 Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life cordially invites you to an opening reception for its two new exhibition
"The Invisible Museum: History & Memory of Morocco" and "Sketching "Fiddler": Set Designs by Mentor Huebner".

OPENING REMARKS
George Breslauer, Faculty Director, The Magnes

HISTORY & MEMORY OF MOROCCO
Francesco Spagnolo, Curator, The Magnes
Emily Gottreich, Chair, Center...   More >

  RSVP online by September 1.

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 >

Microsoft Info Session

Information Session | September 5 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Meet Microsoft!

Are you curious to know what it's like to work at Microsoft? Eat free food and meet with your Microsoft recruiter! We will share about the open roles available and talk about the recruiting process. Resumes are welcome!

Dancing in a Posthuman World: Material Bodies and New Alliances

Lecture | September 5 | 7-9 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall

 Marta Segarra, Research Professor, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, France; Professor of Gender Studies and French Studies at Universitat de Barcelona, Spain; Visiting Scholar, the International Consortium of Critical Theory Programs, UC Berkeley

 The Program in Critical Theory

Marta Segarra’s lecture will consider how some beings are relegated to the external margins of the community and reduced to an anonymous mass, which is often more related to animality than to humanity. From an ecofeminist and posthuman perspective, it will also examine the possibility of a reformulation of the human community beyond the “family.” It will focus on how new kinship, understood as...   More >

Marta Segarra

Cal Night at the Oakland A's

Social Event | September 5 | 7:05-10 p.m. |  O.Co Coliseum Complex

 7000 Coliseum Way, Oakland, CA 94621

 Cal Alumni Association

Join Cal Fans, the Cal Band and Oski for Cal Night at the Oakland A's vs. the Angels. Fellow Bay Tickets include a Cal & A's themed scarf!

$26-45

  Buy tickets online

Wednesday, September 6, 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.

Geo4Dev: Geospatial Analysis for International Development Symposium and Workshop

Conference/Symposium | September 6 – 7, 2017 every day | B100 Blum Hall

 Solomon Hsiang, Associate Professor, UC Berkeley; Joe Mascaro, Director of Academic Programs, Planet (formerly Planet Labs); Marshall Burke, Assistant Professor, Stanford University; Jennifer Burney, Assistant Professor, UC San Diego; Gordon Hanson, Acting Dean, UC San Diego; Ariel BenYishay, Chief Economist, AidData; Carrie Stokes, Executive Director, USAID GeoCenter

 Center of Evaluation for Global Action

Geo4Dev is a 2-day symposium and workshop on September 6-7, 2017 focused on the application of remote sensing and geospatial analysis to address issues of poverty, sustainable development, urbanization, climate change and economic growth in developing countries. The event aims to expand the reach of remote sensing to faculty, graduate students, implementers, donors, and tech companies involved in...   More >

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.

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.

Free Wednesday at the Garden

Special Event | January 4 – December 6, 2017 the first Wednesday of the month every month with exceptions |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Every first Wednesday at the Garden is free admission day.

Engagement Skills - 1st Year Students Only

Workshop | September 6 | 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. | Haviland Hall, Library

 Carol Rhodes

 University of California

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.

EECS Career Fair

Career Fair | September 6 | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | Recreational Sports Facility, RSF Field House Gym

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Co-Sponsored by the Career Center, Eta Kappa Nu (HKN), and the Department of Electrical Engineering & Compute Sciences. If you're an EECS or CS student or have skills suitable to technical and computer science related positions, this is the fair for you!

Companies will be there to talk about full-time jobs and summer internships!

Be sure to bring your UC Berkeley Student ID and many copies...   More >

Wellness Wednesdays in the Garden: Flower Power Yoga| Grow and Go with Chai!

Workshop | September 6 – October 25, 2017 every Wednesday with exceptions | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Grow - stretch to feel longer, stronger & more balanced.
Go - get back to your day w/renewed vitality

Yoga is an effective strategy to release tension, relax the nervous system, improve focus, & increase balance.Each class offers a healthy dosage of crisp fresh air, all natural organic floral aromas, vitamin D sunlight, blooming visions, stable grounding platform, direct &loving...   More >

Free with Garden Admission

Discovery Station: Interactive Docent Table

Miscellaneous | September 6 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

The UC Botanical Garden has one of the most diverse plant collections in the world. Visit at our Docent-led interactive Discovery Station to learn more about a particular plant topic. Theme to be announced.
Free!

Advanced PubMed

Workshop | September 6 | 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 advanced features of PubMed that can help your searching to be more effective and efficient.

Hildebrand Scholars Roundtable

Colloquium | September 6 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Gabrielle Goldstein, UC Berkeley Health Policy; Jonathan Holmes, UC Berkeley Economics; Kimberly Richards, UC Berkeley Theater, Dance and Performance Studies

 Canadian Studies Program (CAN))

Join Canadian Studies for lunch and learn about research conducted in Canada by Berkeley graduate students:

Gabrielle Goldstein
Health Policy

Jonathan Holmes
Economics

Kimberly Richards
Theater, Dance and Performance Studies

Buffet lunch at 12 noon followed by lecture at approximately 12:20.
Free Event | Open To Everyone

Part of the Canadian Studies Colloquium Series

A Capacity Scaling Law for Artificial Neural Networks

Seminar | September 6 | 12-1 p.m. | 560 Evans Hall

 Gerald Friedland, UC Berkeley

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

In this talk, we derive the calculation of two critical numbers that quantify the capabilities of artificial neural networks with gating functions, such as sign, sigmoid, or rectified linear units. First, we derive the calculation of the upper limit Vapnik-Chervonenkis dimension of a network with binary output layer, which is the theoretical limit for perfect fitting of the training data. Second,...   More >

Plant and Microbial Biology Plant Seminar: "Regulation of Chromatin Replication by Histone Variants"

Seminar | September 6 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall

 Yannick Jacob, Yale University

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

We study epigenetics using plants as model systems. Our goals are to understand how the epigenome contributes to basic cellular mechanisms like DNA replication and gene silencing, and also complex processes like developmental transitions, trans-generational inheritance and aging. We are also interested in exploring how the epigenome can be modulated to improve current genome engineering...   More >

Yannick Jacob

Research Computing in Support of Archaeological Investigations at UC Berkeley

Lecture | September 6 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Nicholas Tripcevich, University of California, Berkeley Archaeological Research Facility; Chris Hoffman, University of California, Berkeley Research IT; Aaron Culich, University of California, Berkeley Research IT

 Archaeological Research Facility

This talk presents overview of changes in research support and several examples that demonstrate how research computing technologies are being applied to archaeological research on campus.

MVZ LUNCH SEMINAR: Tali Hammond "Heterogeneous responses to environmental change: contrasting behavior and physiology in two California chipmunks"

Seminar | September 6 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 Grinnell Miller Library

 Tali Hammond

 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 >

Wikipedia in the Classroom

Workshop | September 6 | 12-2 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, The Academic Innovation Studio/127D

 Samantha Weald, The Wiki Education Foundation

 American Cultures

Are you interested in learning how to create Wikipedia as classroom assignments? The AC Center and the Wiki Education Foundation Educators invite you to join us as we discuss how to build Wikipedia assignments into your courses and discover some of the new tools, which support and enhance teaching with Wikipedia.

  RSVP online by September 4.

Noon Concert: Expression through Piano

Performing Arts - Music | September 6 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

Jedediah Bruni, piano
Bethany Lee, piano
Expression through Piano
An afternoon of Impressionistic piano repertoire by two UCB students
DEBUSSY Book I Preludes, no. 10, La Cathédral engloutie (JB)
DEBUSSY Book I Preludes, no. 2, Voiles (JB)
BARTOK Suite, Op. 14 (JB)
RAVEL Jeux d’eau (BL)
DEBUSSY Pour le Piano (BL)


FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC 

Featuring the Music Department’s varied...   More >

McNair Scholars Program Information Session

Information Session | September 6 | 12-1 p.m. | 105 César E. Chávez Student Center

 Juan Esteva, Director, McNair Scholars Program

 Office of Undergraduate Research

The McNair Scholars Program prepares selected underrepresented or low-income UC Berkeley undergraduates for graduate study at the doctoral level. The goal of the McNair Scholars Program is to increase the number of underrepresented students in doctoral programs.

Curating Charles Howard: A Margin of Chaos with Apsara DiQuinzio

Film - Feature | September 6 | 12 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Apsara DiQuinzio, curator of modern and contemporary art and Phyllis C. Wattis MATRIX Curator at BAMPFA, discusses her methodology and process in developing and organizing the exhibition Charles Howard: A Margin of Chaos. Although Howard exhibited in many important historical exhibitions of his time and with such well-known artists as Man Ray, Salvador Dalí, and Alexander Calder, he is little...   More >

“Profiling Cells Inside and Out Using Nanostructured Materials”

Seminar | September 6 | 12-1 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Shana Kelley, University of Toronto

 Bioengineering (BioE)

290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building
Our group uses aspects of biophysical and materials chemistry to create new systems that permit biomolecular analytes and rare cells to be tracked and profiled. Nanomaterials play a central role in these efforts, as the unique properties of materials engineered at the nanoscale allow previously unreachable levels of sensitivity and specificity to be realized.

The Vicarious Construal Effect: Seeing and Experiencing the World Through Different Eyes

Colloquium | September 6 | 12:10-1:15 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

 Clayton Critcher, Associate Professor, Haas School of Business

 Institute of Personality and Social Research

That two individuals can be exposed to the same stimulus and experience it differently speaks to the power of construal. People’s construals are shaped by their idiosyncratic attitudes, belief systems, and personal histories. As a result, simple delights for children often become uninspiring bores for adults. In this talk, I consider whether people can actively try on construals and experience...   More >

Reducing Inequality Through Dynamic Complementarity: Evidence from Head Start and Public School Spending: Rucker Johnson, UC Berkeley Goldman School of Public Policy

Colloquium | September 6 | 12:10-1:10 p.m. | 2232 Piedmont, Seminar Room

 Rucker Johnson, Professor, UC Berkeley, Goldman School of Public Policy

 Population Science, Department of Demography

A lunch time talk and discussion session, featuring visiting and local scholars presenting their research on a wide range of topics of interest to demography.

BJCL Information Session

Information Session | September 6 | 12:45-1:45 p.m. |  Boalt Hall, School of Law

 Law, Boalt School of

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | February 1, 2017 – December 5, 2018 the first Wednesday of the month every month 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 >

Topology Seminar (Introductory Talk): Background for research talk

Seminar | September 6 | 2-3 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Bruno Benedetti, University of Miami

 Department of Mathematics

An informal discussion of background material for the research talk.

How to Write a Research Proposal Workshop

Information Session | September 6 | 3-4:30 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Leah Carroll

 Office of Undergraduate Research

If you need to write a grant proposal, this workshop is for you! You'll get a headstart on defining your research question, developing a lit review and project plan, presenting your qualifications, and creating a realistic budget.

The workshop is open to all UC Berkeley students (undergraduate, graduate, and visiting scholars) regardless of academic discipline. It will be especially useful for...   More >

Delaying the age of marriage through girls' education in northern Nigeria

Presentation | September 6 | 3-4 p.m. | 401 University Hall

 Dr. Mardhiyyah Abbas Mashi, Co-Founder, Centre for Girls' Education; Margaret Bolaji, Program Officer, Centre for Girls' Education

 The OASIS Initiative

Join the OASIS Initiative (Organizing to Advance Solutions in the Sahel) for a talk given by two of the leading champions for girls' education and family planning in West Africa. Dr. Mardhiyyah Abbas Mashi and Margaret Bolaji will be sharing more about their work in Nigeria and what more can be done to achieve development goals in the region.

Sharp threshold for K4-percolation

Seminar | September 6 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Brett Kolesnik, UC Berkeley

 Department of Statistics

Graph bootstrap percolation is a cellular automaton introduced by Bollobas. Let H be a graph. Edges are added to an initial graph G=(V,E) if they are in a copy of H minus an edge, until no further edges can be added. If eventually the complete graph on V is obtained, G is said to H-percolate. We identify the sharp threshold for K4-percolation on the Erdos-Renyi graph G(n,p)...   More >

Protecting Immortality: Germ line Development in Drosophila

Seminar | September 6 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building

 Ruth Lehmann, NYU School of Medicine

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

UCDC Info Session

Information Session | September 6 | 4-5 p.m. | 262 Evans Hall

 Marcia Condon, UCDC advisor

 Office of Undergraduate Research

UCDC is a program which sends UC juniors and seniors to Washington, D.C. to intern, do research, and take classes for a semester. UCDC students come from all majors, intern three to four days a week, and take two classes which each meet once a week. Students from UC campuses live and take classes at the UC Washington Center, an eleven-story building about six blocks from the White House....   More >

Stochastic First-Order Methods in Data Analysis and Reinforcement Learning

Seminar | September 6 | 4-5 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Mengdi Wang, Princeton University

 Department of Statistics

Stochastic first-order methods provide a basic algorithmic tool for online learning and data analysis. In this talk, we survey several innovative applications including risk-averse optimization, online principal component analysis, dynamic network partition, Markov decision problems and reinforcement learning. We will show that convergence analysis of the stochastic optimization algorithms...   More >

EECS Colloquium: Photo Forensics

Colloquium | September 6 | 4-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, 306 (HP Auditorium)

 Hany Farid, Dartmouth College

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

From the tabloid magazines to main-stream media outlets, political campaigns, courtrooms, and the photo hoaxes that land in our email, doctored photographs are appearing with a growing frequency and sophistication. The resulting lack of trust is impacting law enforcement, national security, the media, e-commerce, and more. The field of photo forensics has emerged to help return some trust in...   More >

Topology Seminar (Main Talk): Local constructions of triangulated manifolds.

Seminar | September 6 | 4-5 p.m. | 3 Evans Hall

 Bruno Benedetti, University of Miami

 Department of Mathematics

A "tree of tetrahedra” is a simplicial complex that is homeomorphic to the 3-ball and that has a tree as dual graph. Starting with a tree of tetrahedra, suppose that you are allowed to recursively glue together two *incident* boundary triangles. (You can perform this type of move as many times you want.) Call "Mogami manifolds" the triangulated 3-manifolds that you can obtain this way. Are all...   More >

Representation Theory and Mathematical Physics Seminar: An elliptic Schur-Weyl construction of the rectangular representation of the DAHA

Seminar | September 6 | 4-5 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Monica Vazirani, UC Davis

 Department of Mathematics

Building on the work of Calaque-Enriquez-Etingof, Lyubashenko-Majid, and Arakawa-Suzuki, Jordan constructed a functor from quantum D-modules on general linear groups to representations of the double affine Hecke algebra (DAHA) in type A. When we input quantum functions on GL(N) the output is L($k^N$), the irreducible DAHA representation indexed by an N by k rectangle. For the specified...   More >

Annual Reception

Reception | September 6 | 4-6 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Institute for South Asia Studies, The Subir & Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies

Please join us for our Annual Reception! Come meet the Center Staff and find out about our upcoming events.

fMRI at high magnetic fields: Spatial resolution limits and applications

Seminar | September 6 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

 Essa Yacoub, University of Minnesota

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

While higher magnetic fields present the opportunity to address higher resolution neuroscience questions, such applications are faced with confounds of fMRI spatial specificity, as well as technical challenges in acquiring higher resolution images. Significant efforts have been put forth over the past 20 years towards understanding these issues and in addressing them with technical developments....   More >

Investigating signal-dependent changes in ribosome activity across the proteome

Seminar | September 6 | 4-5 p.m. | 114 Morgan Hall

 John Price, Brigham Young University

 Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology

Center for Computational Biology Seminar: Dr. Robert Murphy, Professor and Head of Computational Biology and Professor of Biological Sciences, Biomedical Engineering and Machine Learning, Carnegie Mellon University

Seminar | September 6 | 4:30-5:30 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center

 Center for Computational Biology

Integrating Information from Diverse Microscope Images: Learning and Using Generative Models of Cell Organization

Alison Isenberg, BOOK RELEASE AND LECTURE

Miscellaneous | September 6 | 5-7 p.m. | 210 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

City As Nexus Guest Lecturer: Alison Isenberg, Professor of History; Co-Director, Princeton-Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism, and the Humanities

Designing San Francisco: with Alison Isenberg (History, Princeton)

Lecture | September 6 | 5-6:30 p.m. | Wurster Hall, Wurster Gallery

 Alison Isenberg, Professor of History and Co-Director, History and the Princeton-Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism, and the Humanities

 Global Urban Humanities, Department of History, Arts Research Center

The Global Urban Humanities Initiative, Department of History, and the Arts Research Center are pleased to welcome Alison Isenberg, Professor of History and Co-Director of the Princeton Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism, & the Humanities. She will present her new book titled, Designing San Francisco.

$0

 http://globalurbanhumanities.berkeley.edu/events/alison-isenberg-princeton-mellon-initiative-colloquium-talk. Registration opens August 1. Register online or by calling Tina Novero at 510-664-4077, or by emailing Tina Novero at globalurbanhumanities@berkeley.edu by September 6.

Designing San Francisco by Alison Isenberg

Men's Water Polo vs. UC Davis

Sport - Intercollegiate - Water Polo | September 6 | 5 p.m. |  Spieker Aquatics Complex

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Men's Water Polo hosts UC Davis at Spieker Aquatics Complex.

Women's CommUNITY Dinner: A welcome event for the UC Berkeley women's community!

Special Event | September 6 | 5-7 p.m. | César E. Chávez Student Center, 202 (Gender Equity Resource Center)

 Gender Equity Resource Center

Many paths, many passions and many identities.
Food, fun and friends!
All undergraduate, graduate and professional school students, academic appointees and staff welcome!
Children and partners welcome!
Everyone welcome!

"We welcome all who experience life through the lens of woman in body, spirit, identity - past, present, future, and fluid."


Want to help plan or volunteer day-of?...   More >

TE-29 California Traffic Engineering License Exam Review

Course | September 6 – October 11, 2017 every Wednesday | 5-7 p.m. |  Online

 Rafat Raie, PE, City Traffic Engineer, City of Walnut Creek; Joy Bhattacharya, PE, PTOE, Principal, Stantec; Crystal Killiam, PE, City of Los Angeles; Obaid Khan, PE, City Traffic Engineer, City of Dublin

 Institute of Transportation Studies

This twelve-session live-online training course is intended to help transportation engineers prepare for the California Traffic Engineer exam to become a professional Traffic Engineer in California. The course includes a set of sample problems for each session with fully developed solutions to give examinees more opportunity to hone in their test-taking skills. The twelve sessions are designed to...   More >

Quantcast Tech Talk: Your Future in Big Data

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

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Quantcast – Tech Talk: Your Future in Big Data starts with a Small Hello!

We're taking resumes and there'll be Chipotle served!

Description:
Come to our tech talk event to learn how we uses AI, Big Data & Machine Learning to influence human behavior. You will get the opportunity to hear first-hand from our senior tech leaders at Quantcast.

Speakers:
Carrie Fei, Lead Product Manager –...   More >

Post-Baccalaureate Health Professions Program

Information Session | September 6 | 6-7:30 p.m. | 608 UC Berkeley Extension San Francisco Campus

 160 Spear St., San Francisco, CA

 UC Berkeley Extension

Gain academic preparation in the sciences along with personalized advising to enhance your application to medical, dental or veterinary school, as well as to advanced degree programs in medical- and health-related fields.

 Free

 UNEX 1057. Enroll online or by calling 510-642-4111

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.

ARCH Lecture: Frida Escobedo

Lecture | September 6 | 6:30-8 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

WED, SEPT 6, 6:30pm. Frieda Escobedo is the fall 2017 Howard A. Friedman Visiting Professor of Practice in Architecture.

East Bay Science Cafe- Chew on this: The evolution of tooth eruption in mammals

Presentation | September 6 | 7-8:30 p.m. |  Restaurant Valparaiso

 1403 Solano Ave, Albany, CA 94706

 Tesla Monson, Department of Integrative Biology

 Science@Cal

Why do we have wisdom teeth? And why do so many people need to have them extracted? Teeth are extremely important biological structures that act as a physical interface between mammals and their environment. A great deal is known about the biology of how teeth erupt into the mouth. However, there still remains significant disagreement on the factors driving the evolution of tooth eruption in...   More >

Museum specimens for studying tooth evolution

Full: Ritual

Film - Feature | September 6 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Local author Cedar Sigo performs a reading among altars, colored lights, and descending tones. Voicehandler (Jacob Heule and Danishta Rivero) play intuitive, incantatory music grounded in the human voice and percussion, but juxtaposed with contemporary, disembodied electronics. And New York–based performance artist Frank Haines brings us his trademark magical musical montage.

Cedar Sigo was...   More >

Kindness is Contagious: September's Movie at Moffitt

Film - Documentary | September 6 | 7-9 p.m. | 405 Moffitt Undergraduate Library

 Library

Movies @ Moffitt is the student-to-student monthly documentary spotlight and viewing. M@M is free.

Join us to observe the science of kindness: if you are kind to one person, they will be kind to four other people, and each of those four people will be kind to four more people, and so on and so on… eventually circling back around to you again. "Kindness is Contagious" profiles cutting-edge...   More >

 Must have a UCB student ID for entrance.

Kindness Is Contagious Poster

Nainsukh

Film - Feature | September 6 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Institute for South Asia Studies

Nainsukh (c. 1710–1778) came from a family of painters that settled in Guler in the northern hills of India. Growing up in an atmosphere of bold experimentation, Nainsukh enthusiastically took to the fluent naturalism of Mughal painting, notably setting his own artwork apart from the idealized approach to portraiture adopted by other Indian miniaturists of his time. In around 1740, he entered the...   More >

Full Moon Hike

Social Event | September 6 | 8:30-10:30 p.m. |  International House

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Join Berkeley International Office in hiking up to the Big C under the light of the full moon! At the top of this easy hike, you're treated to a breath-taking view of the bay lit up by city light and stars.

This event has reached capacity.