<< Week of September 17 >>

Sunday, September 17, 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.

Townes/Tagore Symposium: The Worldwide Water Crisis-and Some Solutions

Seminar | September 17 | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | 775 Tan Hall

 Nir Krakauer, CCNY-Hydrogeology; Inez Fung, UCB Earth and Planetary Sciences; Rash B. Ghosh, IIBHB

Saykally Group, UCB Chemistry

 Richard Saykally Group

Professor Richard Saykally and his research group are world leaders in water chemistry; he serves as an advisor to the International Institute of Bengal and Himalayan Basins (IIBHB), and is the convener of the Seventh Annual Townes (father of laser) and Tagore (Indian poet) Seminar, to be held in 775 Tan Hall onSeptember 17th (10am-3pm). Dr. Saykally's group will be addressing the novel research...   More >

Bringing the Outside In: An Introduction to Principles of Chabana

Workshop | September 17 | 10-11:30 a.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Leave with the ability to arrange simple flowers and enhance your environment without the years of training usually required by these intricate Japanese art forms. Bring your own small vase as well- and carry exquisite beauty home!

$25; no member discounts apply

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

Women's Soccer vs. Oklahoma State

Sport - Intercollegiate - Soccer | September 17 | 11 a.m. |  Edwards Track Stadium

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Women's Soccer hosts Oklahoma State at Edwards Stadium.

Palantir Puzzlehunt

Social Event | September 17 | 11:30 a.m.-7 p.m. |  Memorial Glade

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

The 2017 Palantir Puzzlehunt, Puzzle, She Wrote, will be held at UC Berkeley. Sign-up below as space is limited. Recommended team size is 4-6 people, lunch and dinner will be provided.

If you've never participated in a puzzlehunt before, no worries as this hunt is geared towards people of all levels. Email us at berkeley-puzzlehunt-2017@palantir.com if you have any questions. Hope to see you...   More >

Salsa Dance Block Party

Social Event | September 17 | 11:45 a.m.-3 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, outside Cal Student Store

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Are you a veteran salsa dancer? Have you never danced before in your life? No worries--all are welcome at the monthly salsa dance block party! Come dance like no one's watching in the streets of Berkeley.

We will meet at the MLK Student Union just outside the Cal Student Store at 11:45 AM to head down together. Look for the person with the BIO sign! Please RSVP to the link below if you plan to...   More >

I Am Not Your Negro

Film - Documentary | September 17 | 1:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Race, power, and film collide in Raoul Peck’s invigorating look at the great writer James Baldwin, whose powerful investigations on American culture and racism were written decades ago, but whose “words matter now more than ever” (Manuel Betancourt, Esquire). Based on Baldwin’s unfinished manuscript Remember This House, which eulogized Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, and Medgar Evers, and his...   More >

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 >

The Fugitive Kind

Film - Feature | September 17 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

From its compelling opening soliloquy—Marlon Brando pleading before an unseen judge (the camera eye)—The Fugitive Kind announces itself as a film that, like its protagonist, takes crazy, brilliant risks. A wayfaring stranger, Brando’s Val “Snakeskin” Xavier has wandered into one of Tennessee Williams’s waking nightmares, where the men are sadists and the women, caged birds. Anna Magnani plays the...   More >

Monday, September 18, 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.

Armenian and Turkish Lobbies and U.S. (Non-)Recognition of the Armenian Genocide

Lecture | September 18 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 270 Stephens Hall

 Julien Zarifian, Associate Professor of American History, University of Cergy-Pontoise, France

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

The goal of this talk is to present and analyze the political opposition between the Armenian and Turkish lobbies in favor or against the official recognition of the Armenian Genocide by the United States. We will discuss why, despite decades of efforts and some positive results, the Armenian-American advocacy groups have not yet obtained the full recognition of the Genocide by the U.S. federal...   More >

Campuswide Memorial

Memorial | September 18 | 12-1 p.m. | California Hall, Flag pole West of the building

 Chancellor's Office

An annual memorial event to recognize the faculty/academics, staff, students, and emeriti faculty who passed this year. The ceremony includes brief remarks and a reading of those we are remembering, followed by music and spoken word.

Combinatorics Seminar: The geometry of gaussoids

Seminar | September 18 | 12-1 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Bernd Sturmfels, University of California, Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Gaussoids offer a new link between combinatorics, statistics and algebraic geometry. Introduced by Lnenicka and Matus in 2007, their axioms describe conditional independence for Gaussian random variables. This lecture introduces gaussoids to an audience familiar with matroids. The role of the Grassmannian for matroids is now played by a projection of the Lagrangian Grassmannian. We discuss the...   More >

Seminar 231, Public Finance: No Seminar

Seminar | September 18 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall | Canceled

 Robert D. Burch Center for Tax Policy and Public Finance

Probability Student Seminar: MCMC and Mixing of Markov Chains

Seminar | September 18 | 2-3 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Nick Bhattacharya, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

We will first discuss the problem of sampling from a given distribution on a graph. We then discuss a more problem - given a set of configurations on the vertices of a graph (for example colorings), how do we sample from that? These problems are addressed by the so-called Glauber Dynamics and the Metropolis Algorithm.

Second, we will give some basic results relating mixing times, total variation...   More >

Creating Psychological Profiles from People’s Digital Footprints: Michal Kosinski, Assistant Professor, Organizational Behavior, Graduate School of Business, Stanford University

Presentation | September 18 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 820 Barrows Hall

 Michal Kosinski, Assistant Professor, Organizational Behavior, Graduate School of Business, Stanford University

 Social Science Matrix, Center on Economy and Morality, a Matrix Affiliate

Dr. Michal Kosinski is a psychologist and data scientist. In his talk, he will discuss his research showing that digital records of behavior, such as samples of text, Tweets, Facebook Likes, or web-browsing logs, can be used to accurately measure a wide range of traits, including personality, intelligence, and political views.

Michal Kosinski

String-Math Seminar: Koszul duality patterns in quantum field theory.

Seminar | September 18 | 2-3 p.m. | 402 LeConte Hall

 Tudor Dimofte, UC Davis

 Department of Mathematics

"Koszul duality" is a fundamental idea spanning several branches of mathematics, with origins in representation theory and rational homotopy theory. In its simplest incarnation, it relates pairs of algebras (such as symmetric and exterior algebras) that have equivalent categories of representations. Koszul duality also turns out to play a fundamental role in physics, governing the structure of...   More >

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

Seminar | September 18 | 3-5 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

 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.

Arithmetic Geometry and Number Theory RTG Seminar: “The cuspidal subgroup, bigly”

Seminar | September 18 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Kenneth A. Ribet, University of California, Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Let $X$ be the modular curve $X_0(N)$, where $N$ is a positive integer. The $cusps$ on $X$ are the points of $X$ “at infinity.'' According to the theorem of Manin–Drinfeld, the group of degree-0 cuspidal divisors on $X$ maps to a finite subgroup of the Jacobian of $X$. This group is the $cuspidal$ $subgroup$ $C$ of the Jacobian.

There is a general feeling that $C$ ought to be big in various...   More >

Matteo Basei - The coordination of centralised and distributed generation

Seminar | September 18 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 3108 Etcheverry Hall

 Matteo Basei, UC Berkeley

 Industrial Engineering & Operations Research

Abstract. This paper analyses the interaction between centralised carbon-emissive technologies and distributed intermittent non-emissive technologies. In our model, there is a representative consumer who can satisfy her electricity demand by investing in distributed generation (solar panels) and by buying power from a centralised firm at a price the firm sets. Distributed generation is...   More >

McNair Scholars Program Information Session

Information Session | September 18 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 2515 Channing Way (Academic Achievement Program), Suite 11

 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.

Berkeley Lectures in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering presented by The Dow Chemical Company: Functionalizable Polypeptides and Polymeric siRNA Smart Delivery

Lecture | September 18 | 4-6 p.m. |  Anthony Hall

 Paula T. Hammond, Professor, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 Department of Chemical Engineering

The controlled polymerization of N-carboxyanhydride monomers provides a means of generating synthetic polypeptides; however, until recently, only native amino acids were incorporated along the backbone. Our lab introduced an alkyne functionalized monomer, propargyl-L-glutamate, that enables the use of click chemistry post-polymerization, thus allowing the generation of a broad range of different...   More >

Diversified Scholars in Diversified Farming: Broadening Perspectives in the Field

Panel Discussion | September 18 | 4-5:15 p.m. | Morgan Hall, Morgan Lounge

 Center for Diversified Farming Systems

We are kicking off the 2017/18 DFS Seminar Series with a panel discussion that aims to broaden what we think of when we say "diversification" in farming systems. The frame and practice of diversity builds ecological and economic resilience at the field, farm, and landscape scales. This panel will explore the role, challenges, and opportunities for a diversity of perspectives and approaches in DFS...   More >

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Fake News and Information Leaks: Constructing Documentary Authority in Late Imperial China

Colloquium | September 18 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Nicolas Tackett, History, UC Berkeley

 Emily Mokros, CCS Postdoctoral Fellow, 2017-2018

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

In seventeenth-century China, the Qing dynasty inherited a troubled information order. Within the bureaucracy, lengthy procedural correspondence buried urgent messages and covert networks troubled official hierarchies. Beyond the reach of the state, gossip and rumor endangered the stability of the new dynasty. This paper analyzes the negotiation of information scandals in the first century of...   More >

Seminar 271, Development: "Teacher Wages and the Recruitment of Talent in Rural Peru"

Seminar | September 18 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Gianmarco Leon, Pompeu Fabra

 Department of Economics

Seminar 208, Microeconomic theory

Seminar | September 18 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Laura Doval, Caltech

 Department of Economics

Pushkinian Anomalies in Lolita, Pnin, and Pale Fire: Toward an Ethics of Creativity

Colloquium | September 18 | 4-6 p.m. | B-4 Dwinelle Hall

 Stephen Blackwell, Professor, Russian Program, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

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

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

Design Field Notes: Thomas Maiorana

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

 Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation

Designer, artist, and UC Davis assistant professor Thomas Maiorana will speak as part of Design Field Notes, a pop-up series that brings a design practitioner to a Jacobs Hall teaching studio to share ideas, projects, and practices.

Student Algebraic Geometry Seminar: Equivariant localization for periodic cyclic homology

Seminar | September 18 | 4-5 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Harrison Chen, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

This talk will be mostly introductory. We will define the cyclic homology of perfect sheaves on a stack from a categorical and geometric standpoint via circle actions on categories and derived loop spaces. We will review equivariant localization in broad strokes, state it for periodic cyclic homology of smooth toric quotient stacks and give an idea of the proof. Time permitting, I will discuss...   More >

Analysis and PDE Seminar: Resolvent estimates and wave asymptotics for manifolds with cylindrical ends

Seminar | September 18 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Kiril Datchev, Purdue University

 Department of Mathematics

Wave oscillation and decay rates on a manifold \(M\) are well known to be related to the geometry of \(M\) and to dynamical properties of its geodesic flow. When \(M\) is a closed system, such as a bounded Euclidean domain or a compact manifold, there is no decay and the connection is made via the eigenvalues of the Laplacian. When \(M\) is an open system, such as the complement of a bounded...   More >

The Creative Arts in Bangladesh: An Evening with Anisul Hoque

Reading - Nonfiction | September 18 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Anisul Hoque, Writer, poet, playwright, and columnist

 Sanchita B. Saxena, Director, Subir and Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies; Executive Director, Institute for South Asia Studies

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

An evening with writer, poet, playwright, and columnist from Bangladesh, Anisul Hoque.

SLAM: Publishing in Top Journals: Secrets of the Insiders

Seminar | September 18 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Dr. Marcia McNutt, President of the National Academy of Sciences

 QB3 - California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences

Marcia McNutt (B.A. in physics, Colorado College; Ph.D. in earth sciences, Scripps Institution of Oceanography) is a geophysicist and the 22nd president of the National Academy of Sciences. From 2013 to 2016, she was editor-in-chief of Science journals. McNutt was director of the U.S. Geological Survey from 2009 to 2013, during which time USGS responded to a number of major disasters, including...   More >

The Power of Public Investment: Improving Our Economy, Our Climate, and Our Future

Lecture | September 18 | 6-7 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room

 John Chiang, State Treasurer, State of California

 Goldman School of Public Policy

Public investment powers innovative social policies that dramatically improve lives, reduce income inequality, and give the planet a fighting chance against global warming. California State Treasurer John Chiang reveals how seemingly mundane financial decisions can drive large-scale change that makes a real difference in our quality of life.

Performing Strangers: Revisioning the Political Divide: Arts + Design Mondays at BAMPFA

Lecture | September 18 | 6:30-8 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Arlie Russell Hochschild, Professor Emerita, Sociology, UC Berkeley

 Arts + Design

After her ground-breaking study of emotion and politics in Strangers in Their Own Land, Hochschild will reflect on the various ways in which drama draws its audience over an “empathy wall” as she calls it, into the “deep story” of the other. How do people within “in-groups” talk about people in “out-groups?” How can the theatre community find stories which illuminate the emotional magic required...   More >

Music of Paul Bowles

Lecture | September 18 | 6:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Music composed by the American expatriate polymath Paul Bowles will be performed by Irene Herrmann, pianist and curator of the Bowles music estate, with soprano Sheila Willey. Songs feature texts by Bowles’s friends William Saroyan, Gertrude Stein, and Tennessee Williams. Owsley Brown’s documentary Night Waltz: The Music of Paul Bowles screens in the Barbro Osher Theater after the performance.

Kyoko Kawamura

Performing Arts - Music | September 18 | 8-10 p.m. |  CNMAT (1750 Arch St.)

 Kyoko Kawamura

 Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Center for New Music and Audio Technologies (CNMAT)

An evening of traditional and contemporary works for koto and voice performed by Kyoko Kawamura. Born in Tokyo, Japan, Kawamura began studying the koto at the age of 10, inspired by the performance of Kinichi Nakanoshima, a designated living national treasure. She studied Japanese traditional music at the Tokyo National University of Fine Arts and Music, majoring in koto. A multi-instrumentalist,...   More >

$10.00 General Admission, $5 Students/Seniors

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Tuesday, September 19, 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.

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.

Making Sense of Pain: A Human Genetics Driven Multi-disciplinary, Multi-modality Approach to Drug Discovery

Seminar | September 19 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Dr. Margaret Chu-Moyer, Executive Director, Research, Amgen

 College of Chemistry

Recent advances in human genetics have allowed deeper insight into disease biology. Coupling of this to the development of molecules to further understand relevant pharmacology and to identify potential therapeutics has never been more important or more challenging. This lecture will demonstrate the scientific interplay that is necessary to discover human medicines using a recent multi-modality...   More >

Blood Drive

Special Event | September 19 | 11 a.m.-6 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, East Pauley Ballroom

 Be Well at Work - Wellness Program

Blood Drives at UC Berkeley are sponsored by the American Red Cross (ARC) to provide much needed blood to hospitals throughout the Bay Area.
Blood Drives at UC Berkeley are held once a month. Appointments to donate are encouraged and walk-ins are always welcome. Drives are held at two locations on all dates from 11am-6pm: MLK- Student Union – East Pauley Ballroom and Red Cross Bloodmobile (at...   More >

Seminar 217, Risk Management: Change-point detection for stochastic processes

Seminar | September 19 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Speaker: Sveinn Olafsson, Visiting Assistant Professor, UC Santa Barbara

 Center for Risk Management Research

Since the work of Page in the 1950s, the problem of detecting an abrupt change in the distribution of stochastic processes has received a great deal of attention. There are two main formulations of such problems: A Bayesian approach where the change-point is assumed to be random, and a min-max approach under which the change-point is assumed to be fixed but unknown. In both cases, a deep...   More >

Proteasomes can´t help it: The UPS between homeostasis, antigen processing and proteasome catalysed peptide splicing

Seminar | September 19 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

 Peter-Michael Kloetzel, Institut für Biochemie

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Google APM Info-Session

Information Session | September 19 | 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

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Come learn about our Associate Product Manager role - a leadership development program that consists of two one-year rotations on different projects. Hear from Cal alumni who know the ins and outs of this exciting program. This session is intended for graduating seniors, but open to juniors who may be interested in a...   More >

Transculturality and German Discourse in the Age of European Colonialism

Lecture | September 19 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Chunjie Zhang, UC Davis

 Institute of European Studies

Chunjie Zhang examines the South Pacific travel writings of George Forster and Adelbert von Chamisso, literary works by August von Kotzebue and Johann Joachim Campe, Herder’s philosophy of history, and Kant’s theory of geography from the perspective of non-European impact during the age of Europe’s colonial expansion. She explores what these texts show about German and European superiority, the...   More >

Sustainability Involvement Fair

Information Session | September 19 | 12-2 p.m. |  Lower Sproul Plaza

 Student Environmental Resource Center

The Expo will showcase campus, student, and local organizations, campaigns, projects, internships, and funding opportunities available for students with sustainability interests. Students interested in sustainability and looking for opportunities for involvement should attend!

An African Public-Health Success Story: The Control of River Blindness

Colloquium | September 19 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Vince Resh, Professor of the Graduate School, Environmental Science, Policy and Management

 Center for African Studies

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

Development Lunch: "Is "Michelle" less productive than "Michael"? A field experiment on consumer-based gender discrimination" and "Keeping Up With the Joneses: Relative Performance Feedback and Business Performance Among Micro-

Seminar | September 19 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Edward Rubin; Julia Seither

 Department of Economics

Student seminar series for development economics student in Econ and ARE.

The Front Lines of Health Equity: Improving Safety-Net of Health Systems

Colloquium | September 19 | 12:40-2 p.m. | 714C University Hall

 Urmimala Sarkar, MD, MPH, Professor of Medicine, UCSF School of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine

 Public Health, School of

Safety net health systems are critical to achieving health equity by providing health care for vulnerable populations. As a primary care physician-researcher in a safety net setting, Dr. Sarkar will discuss approaches to improve the safety and quality of care, specifically for chronic diseases, among diverse populations cared for in safety net settings. She will also discuss how to apply...   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.

Seminar 218, Psychology and Economics: Preferences for Truth Telling

Seminar | September 19 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Johannes Abeler, University of Oxford

 Department of Economics

Seminar 237, Macroeconomics: ​"Labor Supply and Consumption Insurance: Evidence from Rideshare Drivers"

Seminar | September 19 | 2:10-4 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Dmitri Koustas, UC Berkeley

 Department of Economics

3-Manifold Seminar: Invariants of spatial graphs

Seminar | September 19 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Kyle Miller, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Knot theory can be generalized to spatial graphs: embeddings of framed topological graphs in $S^3$ up to isotopy. Certain categories support graphical notations for homomorphisms (for instance, elements of $S_n$ as $n$ immersed arcs in the plane), and by reinterpreting a projection of a spatial graph graphically, we may obtain an algebraic invariant.

We will discuss Penrose's graphical tensor...   More >

McNair Scholars Program Application Workshop

Information Session | September 19 | 3-5 p.m. | 2515 Channing Way (Academic Achievement Program), Suite 13

 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.

EECS Undergraduate Research Panel

Panel Discussion | September 19 | 3:30-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge, #430

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Hear from students & staff about the benefits of pursuing undergraduate research, and how to find available positions.

Hear the freshmen & transfer admit perspective from panelists working in AI, CS education, wireless technologies, space science, solid state electronics, and device physics.

Clinical Science Psychology Students 3rd Yr Talk

Colloquium | September 19 | 3:30-5 p.m. | Tolman Hall, 3105 Beach Room

 Department of Psychology

Caitlin Gasperetti
Talk: Characterizing Sleep in Evening-Type Adolescents

Niki Gumport
Talk: Patient Learning of Treatment Contents in Cognitive Therapy

Enitan Marcelle
Talk: Prenatal Predictors of Working Memory Functioning in ADHD

Getting Started with Savio: Introductory Training for Savio, the campus Linux computing cluster

Workshop | September 19 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 117 Dwinelle Hall

 Christopher Paciorek, Statistical Computing Consultant, Department of Statistics and Berkeley Research Computing; Debra Mccaffrey, Domain Consultant, Berkeley Research Computing

 Berkeley Research Computing

Berkeley Research Computing is offering an introductory training session on using Savio, the campus Linux high-performance computing cluster. We'll give an overview of how the cluster is set up, different ways you can get access to the cluster, logging in, transferring files, accessing software on the system, and submitting and monitoring jobs.

There are no prerequisites, but it will be...   More >

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Student Harmonic Analysis and PDE Seminar (HADES): A wave packet parametrix for wave equations

Seminar | September 19 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Cristian Gavrus, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

The aim of this talk is to present the construction of a parametrix for the wave equation with variable coefficients due to Hart Smith. The idea is to write approximate solutions as linear combinations of wave packets by decomposing the initial data using a frame of functions (concentrated in space and frequency) which are then transported across the bicharacteristic flow. Even though this...   More >

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: A Survey of Riemann-Roch in Tropical Geometry

Seminar | September 19 | 3:45-4:45 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Chris Eur, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Many recent works in algebraic combinatorics carry the theme of rendering results of classical algebraic geometry in tropical geometry. We first give an overview of three particular lines of work carrying such theme: (1) Hodge theory on matroids by Adiprasito, Huh, and Katz, (2) CSM classes of matroids by de Medrano, Rincón, and Shaw, and (3) Riemann-Roch on graphs by Baker, Norine, and others....   More >

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: First Steps towards Tropical Hirzebruch-Riemann-Roch

Seminar | September 19 | 3:45-4:45 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall | Canceled

 Christopher Eur, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Many recent works in algebraic combinatorics carry the theme of rendering results of classical algebraic geometry in tropical geometry. We first give an overview of three particular lines of work carrying such theme: (1) Hodge theory on matroids by Adiprasito, Huh, and Katz, (2) CSM classes of matroids by de Medrano, Rincón, and Shaw, and (3) Riemann-Roch on graphs by Baker, Norine, and others....   More >

On-campus Job Search Panel

Workshop | September 19 | 4-5 p.m. | Career Center (2440 Bancroft Way), Gold Rooms

 Berkeley International Office(BIO)), Career Center

On-campus part-time job, volunteering in the community or involvement with student clubs will help enrich your overall college life, build up competitive skills craved by future employers, and provide valuable U.S. work experience for your pursuit of next “dream” job. Looking for a job on campus but not sure where to start? A panel of current international students will share their tips and...   More >

Pitzer Seminar in Physical Chemistry: Scaling Down the Laws of Thermodynamics

Seminar | September 19 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Christopher Jarzynski, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, University of Maryland

 College of Chemistry

Thermodynamics provides a robust conceptual framework and set of laws that govern the exchange of energy and matter. Although these laws were originally articulated for macroscopic objects, it is hard to deny that nanoscale systems, as well, often exhibit “thermodynamic-like” behavior – biomolecular motors convert chemical fuel into mechanical work (like car engines), and individual polymer...   More >

Annual IDV MPH Symposium

Conference/Symposium | September 19 | 4-6 p.m. | Li Ka Shing Center, 2/F, Lobby area

 Dr. Lee Riley, Division of Infectious Diseases and Vaccinology

 CEND (Center for Emerging & Neglected Diseases)

IDV Division hosts the annual IDV MPH Symposium for second year IDV MPH students to present their Field Study Projects in the poster session.

CMES Student Open House

Reception | September 19 | 5-7 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Join the Center for Middle Eastern Studies (CMES) for our fall Graduate Student Open House!

  RSVP online by September 18.

CMES Student Open House

Reception | September 19 | 5-7 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Join the Center for Middle Eastern Studies (CMES) for our fall Graduate Student Open House!

  RSVP online by September 18.

Commutative Algebra Student Seminar: Matroids, Graphs, and Symbolic Powers of Monomial Ideals

Seminar | September 19 | 5-6 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Charles Wang, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

It is open in general what conditions imply that the symbolic powers and the usual powers of an ideal in a regular ring coincide. For squarefree monomial (i.e. radical) ideals in a polynomial ring in n variables over a field, there is a combinatorial characterization for when these two powers coincide. In this talk, I will discuss the combinatorial objects that arise in this context, and describe...   More >

EPMS Weekly Seminar

Seminar | November 1, 2016 – December 5, 2017 every Tuesday | 5:10-6 p.m. | 212 O'Brien Hall

 Engineering and Project Management Society

Each week the Engineering and Project Management Society brings in a speaker to talk about topics related to construction and project management. Light refreshments will be provided.

Event is ADA accessible. For disability accommodation requests and information, please contact Disability Access Services by phone at 510.643.6456 (voice) or 510.642.6376 (TTY) or by email at...   More >

Curation as Research | Contemporary Art in Central America

Lecture | September 19 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room

 Miguel A. López; Emiliano Valdés

 Arts Research Center

López and Valdés will reflect on their experiences organizing exhibitions that focus on the visual art and performance of Costa Rica, Guatemala, and Nicaragua, and will discuss how their curatorial research puts pressure on monolithic narratives about Central American art.

Research and Funding Opportunities Workshop: Hosted by Underrepresented Researchers of Color (UROC)

Workshop | September 19 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Rm 360; to get to rm. 360, enter Stephens Hall archway, go through door with sign for Haas Institute for Fair and Inclusive Society; go up one floor to suite 360.

 Alexa Aburto, Humanities undergraduate, UC Berkeley; Ifechukwu Okeke, STEM undergrad and UROC co-director, Under-represented Researchers of Color (UROC); Istifaa Ahmed, Humanities undergrad and UROC co-director, Under-represented Researchers of Color (UROC)

 Under-represented Researchers of Color (UROC): student group sponsored by Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

This workshop will introduce and expose students to various research programs and funding opportunities on campus. It will cover various program applications and writing a research proposal. Presenters will discuss their experiences with their research programs, as well as the application processes.

The Alt Right on Campus: What Students Need to Know

Presentation | September 19 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Rm 220 - Multicultural Community Center

 Ryan Lenz, Senior Investigative Writer for the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Intelligence Project and editor of its Hatewatch blog

 Equity and Inclusion, Vice Chancellor

A Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) expert on hate and extremism will share information on an orchestrated campaign by white nationalists to make college campuses their battleground. The battle is not over free speech or political conservatism. Come learn about what they're pushing, why they’re obsessed with UC Berkeley and how we can effectively resist.

Lyft Info-Session

Information Session | September 19 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Come hear about Lyft's internship and full time positions! We will be having some Berkeley Alums talk about their experiences with growth hacking, software engineering, data science, and data analytics.

There will be time at end for Q&A, resume collection & networking!

Free Sliver/Soda and swag will be provided.

Special movie night: Valerio Ruiz @UC Berkeley

Film - Short | September 19 | 8-10 p.m. | 101 Moffitt Undergraduate Library

 Valerio Ruiz, Italian Society @Berkeley

 Italian Society @ Berkeley

Join us next TUESDAY, September 19, for a special screening in 101 Moffitt*, at 8 PM. Event is FREE

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  Register online