Colloquium | August 25 – December 1, 2017 every day | 112 Wurster Hall
FRIDAYS - AUG 25 through DEC 1. CHECK THE SCHEDULE FOR SPEAKERS. Bay Area Leaders discuss topics in sustainability.
Workshop | October 18 | 10-11 a.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42
Greg Ryan, Campus Ergonomist, Ergonomics@Work
Learn how to use your laptop safely in an office and mobile setting. Recommended mobile products and best practices for using smart phones and tablets will also be provided. Enroll online
Miscellaneous | October 18 | 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. | University of California, San Diego
The one-year Master of Engineering (MEng) program at UC Berkeley strives to develop leaders who are able to draw equally on their managerial and technical strengths, as they tackle major technological challenges and create innovative solutions in real-world settings. Megan Braverman, Student Services and Admissions Advisor at the Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership, will be present at... More >
Tour/Open House | October 18 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 55A McCone Hall
Stace Wright, Eureka Cartography
How do you tell a story with a map? Thats the question that motivates map maker Stace Wright of Berkeley-based Eureka Cartography. Stace (a Cal alum!) will join us at this special Meet the Cartographer edition of Maps and More to talk about the map-making process and business. Eureka Cartography has been creating maps in Berkeley for over 30 years. They specialize in custom mapping, with... More >
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
Colloquium | October 18 | 11:10 a.m.-12 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall
Michael Morris, Professor, Columbia University
A prominent theme in East-West cultural comparisons is that East Asian social interactions are characterized by harmony. But is this merely the surface? We propose that Easterners compete with ingroup members but tend to do so covertly to avoid risking relationships. Further we propose that, under many conditions, they suspect their peers are up to the same. We investigated this underside of... More >
Plant and Microbial Biology Plant Seminar: "STRIPAK, a conserved eukaryotic signaling complex, controls fungal cellular development"
Seminar | October 18 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall
Ulrich Kuck, Ruhr University Bochum
Performing Arts - Music | October 18 | 12 p.m. | Hertz Concert Hall
Robert Calonico, director
Jeff DAVIS Io Saturnalia
Donald GRANTHAM Southern Harmony
Cindy MCTEE Circuits
Jay BOCOOK Head Rush
The University Wind Ensemble is offered for the study and practice of traditional and contemporary wind band repertoire. The Wind Ensembles long history at Cal dates back to before the 1930s, when the group was directed by Charles Cushing. In 1950, James Berdahl... More >
Seminar | October 18 | 12-1 p.m. | 310 Sutardja Dai Hall
Marci Harris, CEO, POPVOX
Marci Harris is cofounder and CEO of POPVOX, a civic startup dedicated to effective civic participation and good governing.
Prior to founding POPVOX, Harris worked in the U.S. House of Representatives covering tax, trade, and health for a senior Ways and Means member. She got her start in public service as Tornado Recovery Coordinator for Jackson, Tennessee.
Seminar | October 18 | 12-1 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building
Mary Dunlop, Assistant Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Boston University
Cells live in uncertain, dynamic environments and have many mechanisms for sensing and responding to changes in their surroundings. However, sudden fluctuations in the environment can be catastrophic if a population relies solely on sensory responses, which have a delay associated with them. Cells can reconcile this by using a stochastic approach, creating phenotypic diversity within an isogenic... More >
Lecture | October 18 | 12-1 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
Julia Fawcett examines the stages, pages, and streets of eighteenth-century London as England's first modern celebrities performed their own strange and spectacular self-representations.
Lecture | October 18 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Christopher Herold, Continuing Lecturer, Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies; Director of Program, Summer Training Intensive, American Conservatory Theater, UC Berkeley; Nina Ball, Award-winning Set Designer, American Conservatory Theater, Aurora Theatre, Marin Theater Company, Shotgun Players
Christopher Herold and Nina Ball, director and designer for the fall 2017 TDPS production of Mary Zimmermans Metamorphoses, will explore upon their process and decisions in bringing this work of literature to the stage-- how they visualized Zimmermans fantastic world where the human and the divine collide and where actors perform in a large pool of water.
Transfer Student Success Workshop: The Power of Research - Learn how research can enrich your undergraduate experience
Workshop | October 18 | 12-1 p.m. | César E. Chávez Student Center, Transfer Student Center, Room 105
The Power of Research - Learn how research can enrich your undergraduate experience
Lecture | October 18 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)
Evan Muzzall, University of California, Berkeley D-Lab
Biological distance analysis (biodistance) is a powerful tool in the bioarchaeologists toolkit. Although burial organization does not mirror social organization, it can help us better understand how past humans structured death and in part society via systematic patterns in burial location. This presentation discusses biodistance analyses of cranial and dental metric and dental morphological... More >
MVZ LUNCH SEMINAR: Alex Krohn "Lava Flow Lizards and Endangered Voles: Using RADseq to Study Convergent Evolution and Conversation Biology"
Seminar | October 18 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 Grinnell Miller Library
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 >
Various Guest Lecturers, Global Urban Humanities Initiative
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
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 >
Lecture | October 18 | 12-1 p.m. | 254 Barrows Hall
Deanna Kiser-Go, Graduate Student Affairs Officer, Dept. of Near Eastern Studies, UC Berkeley
The Foreman Neferhotep and his immediate descendants held positions of influence in the Deir el-Medina workmans community during the 19th Dynasty (c. 1307-1196 BCE). During their careers they oversaw the process of cutting and decorating the nearby royal tombs in the Valley of the Kings, but when it came time to design their own tombs their personal choices are apparent. This paper addresses how... More >
Colloquium | October 18 | 12:10-1:15 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall
Amie Gordon Mullins, Postdoctoral Fellow, UC San Francisco
Relationships underscore every aspect of our lives, influencing the health and well-being of individuals, groups and organizations. One of the fundamental challenges in interpersonal relationships is balancing self-interest with the needs of another person. In this talk, I draw upon social, personality, and health psychology to investigate the factors that shape this self-other tradeoff with the... More >
Colloquium | October 18 | 12:10-1:10 p.m. | 2232 Piedmont, Seminar Room
Marcia Castro, Associate Professor of Demography, Department of Global Health and Population, Harvard University
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.
Lecture | October 18 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | Freight and Salvage Coffeehouse
2020 Addison, Berkeley, CA 94704
How did the US-Russian relationship come to such a low point? What can we expect from the relationship between presidents Putin and Trump?
Meeting | October 18 – December 13, 2017 every Wednesday | 1-3 p.m. | César E. Chávez Student Center
Interested in studying abroad as a transfer student? A Berkeley Study Abroad Peer Adviser will be holding drop-in office hours at the Transfer Student Center every Wednesdays 1-3pm this semester. Come learn about different programs offered, how to apply and additional services available.
Seminar | October 18 | 2-3 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall
Jeffrey Meier, UGA
The notion of a trisection of a four-manifold was introduced by Gay and Kirby in 2012 and can be described as a decomposition of the four-manifold into three simple pieces. Trisections are the natural analogue in dimension four of Heegaard splittings of three-manifolds; in both cases, all of the topological complexity of the manifold is described by suitable collections of curves on surfaces.... More >
Social Event | October 4 – December 6, 2017 every Wednesday with exceptions | 3-4 p.m. | Julie's Cafe
Coffee break is a welcoming weekly hour-long event at the wonderful Julie's Cafe, inviting international students to meet old friends and make new ones. It's a big campus, but at coffee break, everyone knows your name.
Colloquium | October 18 | 3 p.m. | 125 Morrison Hall
3-4:30, Morrison 125 (unless otherwise noted)
Free and open to the public
Anthony Cheung (b. 1982, San Francisco) is a composer and pianist. His output ranges from solo to orchestral works, occasionally with electronics. His music has been commissioned by leading groups such as the Ensemble Modern, Ensemble Intercontemporain, New York Philharmonic, Cleveland Orchestra, Frankfurt Radio... More >
Seminar | October 18 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall
Shirshendu Ganguly, UC Berkeley
The so called upper tail problem in the Erdos-Renyi random graph comes up naturally in the study of exponential random graph models and related graph ensembles with prescribed subgraph densities. The problem is broadly twofold:
(1) To estimate the probability that the number of copies of a graph H in a random graph is atypically large.
(2) To describe the structure of the random graph, in... More >
Workshop | October 18 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall
Do you need to email a professor you've never met before to ask for their help, but you don't know where to start? Have you ever written a long email to a professor, only to receive no response, or not the one you hoped? If so, this workshop is for you! We will discuss how to present yourself professionally over email to faculty and other professionals ... More >
Colloquium | October 18 | 4 p.m. | 180 Doe Library
Sabine Frühstück, University of California, Santa Barbara
In Playing War, Sabine Frühstück makes a bold proposition: that for over a century throughout Japan and beyond, children and concepts of childhood have been appropriated as tools for decidedly unchildlike purposes: to validate, moralize, humanize, and naturalize war, and to sentimentalize peace. She argues that modern conceptions of war insist on and exploit a specific and static... More >
Colloquium | October 18 | 4-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, 306 (HP Auditorium)
Lars Blackmore, SpaceX
SpaceX's reusable rocket program aims to reduce the cost of space travel by making rockets that can land, refuel and refly, instead of being thrown away after every flight. Autonomous precision landing of a rocket is a unique problem, which has been likened to balancing a rubber broomstick on your hand in a windstorm. Rockets do not have wings (unlike airplanes) and they cannot rely on a high... More >
Applied Math Seminar: Computational Structures and Materials Characterization with Branch-Following and Bifurcation Techniques
Seminar | October 18 | 4-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall
Ryan Elliott, University of Minnesota
Historically, engineers have tried to avoid working with materials and structures under conditions where instabilities are likely to occur. Classical stability analyses have focused on predicting the onset of instability for use as an upper bound on allowable loads or as a design constraint. More recently it is becoming common to take advantage of these instabilities in order to design materials... More >
Seminar | October 18 | 4-5 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall
Anca Dragan, University of California, Berkeley
Robots are becoming increasingly more capable of optimizing objective functions for physical tasks, from navigation, to dexterous manipulation, to flight. The ultimate goal is to perform these tasks for us, in our environments. We want cars driving on our roads, or personal robots assisting us with activities of daily living as we age in our own homes. Right now, we tend to be merely obstacles to... More >
Seminar | October 18 | 4-5 p.m. | 3 Evans Hall
Jeffrey Meier, UGA
The theory of knotted surfaces in four-manifolds (the natural analogue of knot theory to dimension four) is one of the richest and least-explored domains of low-dimensional topology. In this talk, I'll outline some of the most intriguing open problems in this area, and I'll discuss a new approach to four-dimensional knot theory that is inspired by the theory of trisections, which was introduced... More >
Colloquium | October 18 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall
Eric Shaqfeh, Professor, Stanford University
Rigid or flexible particles suspended in viscoelastic fluids are ubiquitous in the food industry (e.g. pastes), industrial molding applications (all composites and 3-D printed parts), the energy industry (e.g. fracking fluids), and biological fluids (i.e. swimming of bacteria in mucous). The mathematics of the description of these suspensions is in its infancy. For example, the foundational work... More >
Performing Arts - Theater | October 18 | 5-7 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, ROOM B4
Its Cantonese meets culture shock the day Laura arrives in Hong Kong. But thats okay for this ABC (American-Born-Chinese) because when dinner with a local friend turns into a mad dash about town, Lauras game on for anything: from black pepper steak set meals to dancing with drunken bankers and a Canadian who may (or may not) be a Gurkha. Tourist Trap: A play for the hopeless adventurer in all... More >
Robert Thurman | Why does the Dalai Lama say he is "Son of Nālandā"?: The inaugural ISAS-VSB Lecture on Religion in the Modern World
Lecture | October 18 | 5-7 p.m. | Bechtel Engineering Center, Sibley Auditorium
Robert A. F. Thurman, Jey Tsong Khapa Professor of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Studies, Department of Religion, Columbia University; President, Tibet House U.S., President of the American Institute of Buddhist Studies
Jake Dalton, Khyentse Professor and Chair, Dept. of South and Southeast Asian Studies, UC Berkeley
Institute for South Asia Studies, Vedanta Society Berkeley, Center for Buddhist Studies, Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies, Department of South & Southeast Asian Studies, Himalayan Studies Program, Townsend Center for the Humanities, The Mira and Ajay Shingal Center for Dharma Studies-Graduate Theological Union, P.Y. and Kinmay W. Tang Center for Silk Road Studies
A lecture by Prof. Robert A. F. Thurman, professor of Indo-Tibetan Buddhist studies at Columbia University, and co-founder of Tibet House US, a nonprofit dedicated to the preservation and promotion of Tibetan civilization.
Lecture | October 18 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | 308A Doe Library
What moves us, writes us, and undoes us? Rawls reflects on his research-based practice of interrogating the matter of marked bodies and the tools of language. Reflecting on his current collaboration with poet Claudia Rankine, and his practices in multiple media, Rawls speculates on the social and aesthetic dimensions of how a racial imaginary operates in his choreographic work.
Critical Theory Working Group | Collaborations, Co-Operatives, Coalition-Building | Questions Of State
Panel Discussion | October 18 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | 340 Moffitt Undergraduate Library
Jasper Bernes, Independent Scholar and Author
This working group meeting seeks to explore the different challenges and failures in performances of state formation, as well as in alternative models of social formation. How can we hold open space to imagine and engage different possible strategies for a future, while also always imagining new and ever more resilient ways of protecting each other in a dangerous present?
Seminar | October 18 | 6-7:30 p.m. | 105 Stanley Hall
Jacquelyn Nicholson, Leadership X University
Thriving in Science
We like to think we can control a lot, but the truth is we cant. However, that doesnt mean everything has to be left entirely to chance. We are 100% responsible for the quality of life we live. In fact, we all play a big role in the way our lives evolve. Join us as Jacquelyn Nicholson shares her journey with The Big Unknown and what shes learned along the way. You will find this talk both... More >
Reading - Literary | October 18 | 6-8 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Library, Rm 101 Doe Library
Best-selling authors Laurie R. King, Sheldon Siegel, and Kelli Stanley (all current or past Presidents of MWA NorCal) will be joined by Randal Brandt, the Bancroft Librarys Curator of California Detective Fiction, in celebrating the lives and works of several of the founding members, including Anthony Boucher, Lenore Glen Offord, Virginia Rath, Mary Collins, Robert Finnegan, Dana Lyon, Darwin... More >
Performing Arts - Other | October 18 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Moses Hall, Gather on front steps
Julia Rose, Cal Phil Forum
Cal Phil Forum
An immersive art exhibit based on Nietzsche's will to power. Set in haunted house format. Free and open to students, faculty, staff, and members of the community.
Information Session | October 18 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)
Were you ever interested in working for the game industry? Come out to the Wozniak Lounge to join Moshen Sardari from EA Digital Platform, for a talk about Data Science and the type of projects his team works on! Free food will be provided!
Lecture | October 18 | 6-7:30 p.m. | David Brower Center
2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704
Scott Aaronson, University of Texas at Austin
Quantum computers are proposed devices that would exploit quantum mechanics to solve certain specific problems dramatically faster than we know how to solve them with today's computers. In the popular press, quantum computers are often presented not just as an exciting frontier of science and technology (which they are), but as magic devices that would work by simply trying every possible... More >
Meeting | January 14, 2015 – December 18, 2019 every Wednesday | 6:15-7:30 p.m. | 3119 Etcheverry Hall
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.
Lecture | October 18 | 6:30-8 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall
WED, OCT 18, 6:30pm. Martyn Dade-Robertson
Social Event | October 18 | 7-9 p.m. | Pappy's Grill and Sports Bar
2367 Telegraph Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704
Sureni Dharshi Weerasekera
Come out and sing your favorite songs from Hamilton with us!
The event is free. We will provide food and music and lyrics--you provide the entertainment!
Our MC will be Sureni Dharshi Weerasekera. Special singing guests will include Dean Bob Jacobsen!
Anyone with a Cal id is welcome to attend, until we reach capacity.
Film - Feature | October 18 | 7 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
A rare visit by the Argentine filmmaker Claudio Caldini, whose Super 8 and regular 8mm films are eternal, dematerialized, and transcendent (Pablo Marin).
Performing Arts - Music | October 18 | 8 p.m. | Hertz Concert Hall
Come enjoy selections from a variety of Choral masterpieces and styles spanning the past 400 years. Directors Nackley and Salomen lead the University and Chamber choruses in addition to performances from P5 and the University Gospel Chorus.
$16 General Admission, $12 non-UCB students, seniors, current/retired UCB faculty and staff, groups 10+, $5 UCB students
Meeting | January 19 – November 16, 2017 the third Thursday of the month every month | 7:30-8:30 a.m. | Au Coquelet Cafe (backroom)
2000 University Avenue, Berkeley, CA
Berkeley Communicators Toastmasters Club
Find out how to improve your public speaking skills and build confidence through the Toastmaster.
If you have wanted to improve your communication skills, practice public speaking and leadership, but find it difficult to do it on your own, this is the place for you.
Meetings: 1st and 3rd Thursday 7:30am - 8:30am every month
Free street parking and close to Downtown Berkeley BART
Conference/Symposium | October 19 | 8 a.m.-8 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium
Amir Khosrowshani, Vice President and CTO of Al Products Group, Intel Corporation, USA
The Berkeley Symposium on Energy Efficient Electronic Systems was established in 2009 with the goal of bringing together researchers from around the world working on breakthroughs in next generation low-energy information processing systems. This year, the Berkeley Symposium will join forces with the Steep Transistors Workshop with the goal of further expanding its reach and impact. The joint... More >
Paris/Berkeley/Bonn/Zürich Analysis Seminar: Inelasticity of soliton collisions for the 5D energy critical wave equation
Seminar | October 19 | 9:10-10 a.m. | 250 Sutardja Dai Hall | Note change in location
Yvan Martel, Ecole polytechnique
For the focusing energy critical wave equation in 5D, we construct a solution showing the inelastic nature of the collision of any two solitons, except the special case of two solitons of same scaling and opposite signs. Beyond its own interest as one of the first rigorous studies of the collision of solitons for a non-integrable model, the case of the quartic gKdV equation being partially... More >
Seminar 237, Macroeconomics: "Monetary Policy through Production Networks: Evidence from the Stock Market"
Seminar | October 19 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 210 Cheit Hall
Michael Weber, The University of Chicago
joint with Finance
This series challenges the notion that science and politics should not mix. Building on the March for Science and the People's Climate March, we'll discuss how research in the public interest can make an impact in a political environment dominated by corporate interests, from the major parties to the media.
Weekly discussions will focus on case studies of activist scientists, political... More >
Bancroft Library Roundtable: City of White Gold, San Francisco in the Gilded Age: Bringing Archival Images to Life through Film
Lecture | October 19 | 12-1 p.m. | Faculty Club, O'Neill Room
Geordie Lynch, filmmaker
Filmmaker Geordie Lynch will discuss his film-in-progress, City of White Gold, and how the discovery of silver in 1859 transformed San Francisco from a backwater boomtown into a world-class metropolis. The director will also detail the fine points of enriching a historical documentary with stunning and exciting visual imagery.
Seminar | October 19 | 12-1:30 p.m. | C330 Haas School of Business
Till Von Vachter, Professor, UCLA
The Oliver E. Williamson Seminar on Institutional Analysis, named after our esteemed colleague who founded the seminar, features current research by faculty, from UCB and elsewhere, and by advanced doctoral students. The research investigates governance, and its links with economic and political forces. Markets, hierarchies, hybrids, and the supporting institutions of law and politics all come... More >
Lecture | October 19 | 12-2 p.m. | 180 Doe Library
Nerissa Balce, Associate Professor of Asian American Studies, Stony Brook University
Necropolitics is a theory about violence and the nation-state. It refers to the absolute power of the state to kill, to allow to live, or to dehumanize people. This talk will look at Filipino bodies as seen from the period of the Philippine-American War and also today, as the victims of President Duterte's drug war.
Seminar | October 19 | 12-1 p.m. | 130 Mulford Hall
Dr. Sacha Vignieri, Science Magazine
Dr. Sacha Vignieri, Editor of Science Magazine, will share her talk titled "Opening the black box: an editor's perspective on scientific publishing"
From the outside, publication in high-impact general-science journals can seem like a mysterious process. A general understanding of the procedures and practices at Science can help unravel the mystery a bit, and contribute to an understanding of... More >
Workshop | October 19 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42
Mallory Lynch, Campus Ergonomist, Ergonomics@Work
Learn new ways of performing daily activities with less stress to your back. Practice some useful stretching and strengthening exercises. Wear comfortable clothing.
Workshop | October 19 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club
Spencer L. Prince, Northern California Operations Foundation for Financial Education (F3E)
Speaker: Spencer L. Prince, Northern California Operations Foundation for Financial Education (F3E)
Americans are more burdened by student loan debt than ever before. The average Class of 2016 graduate has $37,172 in student loan debt, up 6% from last year. This class will give you tips on how to pay back your loans faster, and help you to create a budget. We will also discuss programs available... More >
Seminar | October 19 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building
Michael Barker, The University of Arizona
Seminar | October 19 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge
There are many ways to leverage simulation for machine learning problems. From articulated mechanisms, to cloth, fluids and soft bodies; through simulation we can experiment with problems otherwise intractable. Additionally, techniques like synthetic data generation and virtual sensors allow us to use domain randomization for improved transfer of learning. This talk will cover some of the recent... More >
Caitlin Green or Marie Dutton, Pre-Health Advisor
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.
Lecture | October 19 | 1-2:30 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden, Front Gate Entrance
Jason Bonham, UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley
Join Horticulturalist Jason Bonham on a behind-the-scenes tour of the Crops of the World garden. Come and see fruits and vegetables that originated from all over the world. Everything from bizarre solanaceous berries from South America to giant tree kale from Europe.
Members' Walk: Crops of the World is exclusively available to current members. Admission is free and registration is strongly... More >
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 email@example.com... More >
Seminar 251, 231, Labor Seminar and Public Finance: "The Costs of Job Displacement over the Business Cycle and Its Sources: Evidence from Germany"
Seminar | October 19 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall
Joint with Public Finance
Workshop | October 19 | 2:30-4 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge, #430
Learn how to present your best self to employers during and after the fair. The focus will be on the fair itself, but also cover some resume basics and networking tips and etiquette to following up after the fair. Katie Crawford, an Engineering focused Career Counselor will be presenting.
The EECS Internship Fair will be on November 1st, 11am-3pm in Memorial Stadium
Sport - Intercollegiate - Soccer | October 19 | 3 p.m. | Edwards Track Stadium
Cal Women's Soccer hosts Oregon State in conference action at Edwards Stadium.
Cognitive Neuroscience/Neurobiology Colloquium: Genetic Approaches to Brain Circuit Mapping and Cell Type Characterization
Colloquium | October 19 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition
Hongkui Zeng, Allen Institute
Seminar | October 19 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition
Hongkui Zeng, Allen Institute for Brain Science
This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH
Respectable Radicals and The Euro-Nationalist International: Explaining Right-Wing Populist Alliances in the European Parliament
Colloquium | October 19 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 2538 Channing (Inst. for the Study of Societal Issues), Wildavsky Conference Room
Duncan McDonnell, Senior Lecturer, School of Government and International Relations, Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia
Lecture by Duncan McDonnell, Senior Lecturer, School of Government and International Relations, Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia
Lecture | October 19 | 4-6 p.m. | 2521 Channing Way (Inst. for Res. on Labor & Employment), IRLE Director's Room
Darrick Hamilton, Professor of Economics, The New School
In 2017, Liberals in the United States are calling for resistance to regressive policies. Grassroots movements like the Fight for $15 show a desire for an offensive strategy on the left, but Professor Hamilton suggests that they do not go far enough. Raising the minimum wage still leaves many workers unemployed or out of the workforce altogether, especially those stigmatized by race,... More >
Colloquium | October 19 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall
Denaturalizing the Mediterranean border
Ilaria Giglioli, Geography
Re-forming Refugee Protection: A U.S. Perspective
Kate Jastram, Human Rights Attorney
Representing the European refugee crisis in Germany and beyond
Seth Holmes, School of Public Health and Heide Castañeda, Anthropology (University of South Florida)
Workshop | October 19 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | Barrows Hall, D-Lab (Barrows 350)
In this workshop, you will learn how Drupal works, see examples of Drupal projects, and be guided through the steps to create your own customizable Drupal sandbox site. No coding knowledge is required for this workshop.
Mathematics Department Colloquium: The Positive Geometry of Fundamental Physics, From Scattering Amplitudes to the Wavefunction of the Universe
Colloquium | October 19 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall
Nima Arkani-Hamed, Institute for Advanced Study
Spacetime and Quantum Mechanics form the pillars of our understanding of modern physics, but there are several indications that these concepts are approximate and must emerge from deeper principles, undoubtedly involving new mathematics. In this talk I will describe some emerging ideas along these lines, and present a new formulation of some very basic physics– fundamental to particle... More >
David Gilmartin | Pakistan's Creation and the Contested Grand Narratives of 20th Century History: The 5th Mahomedali Habib Distinguished Lecture
Lecture | October 19 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)
David Gilmartin, Distinguished Professor of History at the Department of History, North Carolina State University
Munis Faruqui, Chair, Institute for South Asia Studies, Associate Professor of South and Southeast Asian Studies
South Asian Historian, David Gilmartin delivers our fifth Mahomedali Habib Distinguished Lecture.
Lecture | October 19 | 5-7 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall
Behrooz Ghamari-Tabrizi examines Foucaults writings on the Iranian Revolution as an attempt to write the history of the present without binding commitments to a teleological historiography.
Lecture | October 19 | 5-8 p.m. | Wurster Hall, 112 Auditorium
Dr. Alvaro Huerta, Assistant Professor at Cal State Pomona, Departments of Urban & Regional Planning and Ethnic & Women's Studies, Department of City & Regional Planning, College of Environmental Design
Dr. Alvaro Huerta is an Assistant Professor at Cal State Pomona, Departments of Urban & Regional Planning and Ethnic & Women's Studies
Dr. Huerta is an author of the book Reframing the Latino Immigration Debate: Towards a Humanistic Paradigm and the lead editor of People of Color in the United States: Contemporary Issues in Education, Work, Communities, Health, and Immigration. As an... More >
Film - Documentary | October 19 | 5-7 p.m. | 300 Wheeler Hall
Disability Studies Research Cluster, HIFIS
A nonspeaking young man dreams of autistic civil rights. The documentary film Deej, with its insider view of autism, challenges us all to live inclusion. Abandoned by his birth parents and unable to speak for himself, DJ Savarese ("Deej") found not only a loving family but also a life in words, which he types on a tect-to-voice synthesizer. As he makes his way through high school and dreams of... More >
Presentation | October 19 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Haviland Hall, Social Research Library (227 Haviland)
Berkeley Social Welfare Professor Jill Duerr Berricks new book The Impossible Imperative: Navigating the Competing Principles of Child Protection features the firsthand accounts of child welfare professionals, the work they do to protect vulnerable children and the competing principles that shape their everyday decisions.
Seminar | October 19 | 5:30-7 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall
Nikhil Srivastava, Dept. of Mathematics, UC Berkeley
Many important properties of an undirected graph manifest themselves spectrally in the eigenvalues or quadratic forms of matrices related to the graph. For instance, the connectivity structure, electrical properties, and random walk behavior of a graph are determined by its Laplacian matrix. A spectral sparsifier of a graph G is a sparse graph H on the same set of vertices such that the... More >
Film - Documentary | October 19 | 6-8:15 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall | Note change in location
From French-Algerian visionary Merzak Allouache, Berlinale 2017 pick INVESTIGATING PARADISE is a manifold treatise in what it means to be "radicalized."
Information Session | October 19 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)
Come join NVIDIA to hear their tech talk on October 19th, starting at 6PM in the Woz! This talk describes roles and challenges in the Hardware Infrastructure group at NVIDIA. Learn how NVIDIA's software development enables them to build great products and design the next impossible chip.
Speaker bio: Eric Chi joined NVIDIA 8 years ago as a senior architect. He has worked in GPU development... More >
Lecture | October 19 | 6-8 p.m. | Hearst Museum of Anthropology
Jane Williams, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco
Roman period mummy portraits are considered to be ancient antecedents of modern portraiture. However, the techniques and materials used in their manufacture are not thoroughly understood. The Phoebe Hearst Museum's collections from the site of Tebtunis, Egypt include one of the largest assemblages of mummy portraits to remain intact since their excavation, and form a remarkable resource for... More >
Film - Feature | October 19 | 7 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
New York City, imposing and anonymous, serves as the visual counterpoint to Akermans reading of her own mothers letters in this personal, gorgeously photographed film. With short La chambre.
Performing Arts - Music | October 19 | 7 p.m. | Hearst Greek Theatre
Alison Krauss effortlessly bridges the gap between roots music and genres such as pop, rock, country and classical.
David Gray has established himself as one of the UKs leading artists both at home and overseas with a 25-year career marked by critical praise, numerous accolades and multi-platinum sales over the course of 10 album releases.