<< Week of October 22 >>

Sunday, October 22, 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.

SF/Bay Area Fall Amgen Biotech Experience PD Workshop

Workshop | October 21 – 22, 2017 every day | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

Our Fall training on the abridged series of the ABE labs will be held October 21-22, 2017 at the Lawrence Hall of Science in Berkeley. We welcome new and returning Bay Area AmgenBiotech Experience teachers to join us for the training. To sign up, please please contact Maia Binding: mbinding@berkeley.edu or...   More >

Family Day at the Garden: Japanese Arts and Crafts

Workshop | October 22 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Families will fold origami cranes, practice brush painting with ink, hear and try their hand and writing haiku, and create a leaf journal. Docents will take small groups on a walk and talk exploring the Japanese Pool and our Asian plant collection.

Berkeley Social Welfare Gerontology Alumni Reunion and Networking: Featuring keynote speaker Jennie Chin Hansen

Lecture | October 22 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | Haviland Hall, Social Research Library, 227 Haviland

 Jennie Chin Hansen

 School of Social Welfare Aging Advisory Committee

Join your alumni colleagues and those with an interest in aging for a Homecoming weekend event!

Global Homecoming 2017: A day full of unique I-House experiences

Special Event | October 22 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. |  International House

 International House

Don't miss this day of unique I-House experiences and scrumptious international treats! The House will be buzzing with excitement, and we hope you will join in the fun.

Buy tickets online for only $7 for I-House alumni and their guests, or $12 for community members. Online registration closes Friday, October 20th at 12 pm.

Tickets will also be available at the door for $10 for I-House...   More >

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Women's Soccer vs. Oregon

Sport - Intercollegiate - Soccer | October 22 | 11 a.m. |  Edwards Track Stadium

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Women's Soccer hosts Oregon in conference action at Edwards Stadium.

Public Service Center 50th Anniversary Celebration

Special Event | October 22 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Pauley Ballroom

 Angela Glover Blackwell J.D. ’77, CEO, PolicyLink; Fred Blackwell M.C.P. ’96, CEO, The San Francisco Foundation

 Carol T. Christ, Chancellor, UC Berkeley

 Public Service Center

This year, UC Berkeley’s Public Service Center — formerly known as Cal Corps — is celebrating its 50th anniversary.

Join us to honor Berkeley’s legacy of social change and inspiring generations of students to become engaged civic leaders. Light refreshments will be served.

Opening remarks by Chancellor Carol T. Christ. Keynote by mother-son duo Angela Glover Blackwell J.D. ’77, CEO of...   More >

 Space is limited. Please RSVP to Cardis McKines–Jones at mckinesjones@berkeley.edu or 510.643.3249.

  RSVP by calling Cardis McKines–Jones at 510.643.3249, or by emailing Cardis McKines–Jones at mckinesjones@berkeley.edu

Celebrate 50 years of public service

Women's Soccer vs. Oregon

Sport - Intercollegiate - Soccer | October 22 | 11 a.m. |  Edwards Track Stadium

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Women's Soccer hosts Oregon in conference action at Edwards Stadium.

Meditation and Mindfulness in the Museum

Miscellaneous | October 22 | 11:30 a.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Jill Satterfield leads a monthly series of mindfulness and meditation sessions at BAMPFA.

CASA's Top Dog with Top Dog's

Social Event | October 22 | 12-2 p.m. |  Alumni House

 Cal Alumni Student Association

Top Dog with Top Dogs celebrates the Golden Bear spirit that Berkeley students and alumni of all ages share. Our event is a casual networking event in which students and alumni can connect for the purposes of meeting people who share your experiences, gaining mentorships, or finding potential educational and employment opportunities. Unlike typical formal networking events, Top Dog with Top Dogs...   More >

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Volleyball vs. Washington

Sport - Intercollegiate - Volleyball | October 22 | 1 p.m. |  Haas Pavilion

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Volleyball hosts Washington in conference action at Haas Pavilion.

Volleyball vs. Washington

Sport - Intercollegiate - Volleyball | October 22 | 1 p.m. |  Haas Pavilion

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Volleyball hosts Washington in conference action at Haas Pavilion.

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – January 4, 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 >

Theater: TDPS Presents "Metamorphoses"

Performing Arts - Theater | October 15 – 22, 2017 every Sunday | 2-4 p.m. |  Zellerbach Playhouse

 Department of Theater, Dance & Performance Studies

Tales from Ovid come to magical life—in all their playful, passionate, savage, elemental glory—in Mary Zimmerman’s Metamorphoses. In this visually fantastic world where the human and the divine collide, such familiar figures as Poseidon, King Midas and Eurydice share universal stories of love, hope, loss, betrayal and transformation.

$13 Cal Students, Staff & Faculty, & Seniors: $13 online in advance, $15 Cal Students, Staff & Faculty, & Seniors: $15 at the door, ID required., $18 General Admission: $18 online in advance, $20 General Admission: $20 at the door

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TDPS presents "Metamorphoses"

Horse Feathers

Film - Feature | October 22 | 2 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

BAMPFA celebrates Homecoming Weekend with this perennial favorite in which college president Groucho and the other Marx Brothers wreak havoc on higher education.

Théâtre de la Ville: State of Siege

Performing Arts - Theater | October 22 | 3 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Théâtre de la Ville, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

The remarkable troupe of Paris' Théâtre de la Ville returns to Berkeley after the smash success of its 2014 performance of Pirandello's Six Characters in Search of an Author. Again under the inspired direction of Emmanuel Demarcy-Mota, the company visits with a new production based on Albert Camus' fantastical yet frightening political allegory about the necessity of resistance in the face of...   More >

$48 - 98

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Théâtre de la Ville, Paris performs State of Siege Saturday–Sunday, October 21–22, 2017 in Zellerbach Hall.

Olli Mustonen, Piano: Recital

Performing Arts - Music | October 22 | 3 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Olli Mustonen, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

A true Renaissance man who often appears as conductor, composer, and pianist in the same concert, Olli Mustonen channels all the breadth of his musical insight and experience into his exuberant solo recitals. Mustonen lends his vivid and balanced touch to lighter works by Schumann and Shchedrin, balanced by Beethoven's Second Piano Sonata and Prokofiev's dense and tumultuous Stalingrad Sonata.

$46

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Olli Mustonen performs Sunday, October 22, 2017 in Hertz Hall.

Man with a Suitcase

Film - Feature | October 22 | 3:45 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Akerman’s brilliantly funny comedy of manners could be the cinema’s most eloquent evocation of Sartre’s observation, “Hell is other people.” With Akerman’s self-portrait in film clips, Chantal Akerman by Chantal Akerman.

Solange: with guests: Flying Lotus (in 3D), Earl Sweatshirt, Chassol

Performing Arts - Music | October 22 | 6 p.m. |  Hearst Greek Theatre

 Another Planet Entertainment

A Seat at the Table, an album written and performed by Solange Knowles, and co-executive produced alongside Raphael Saadiq, has been released globally on September 30th, 2016 via Saint Records / Columbia.

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Apocalypse Now Redux

Film - Feature | October 22 | 6:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

A reedit of Coppola’s Vietnam War saga, the most astute, acute portrait of Americans at war in the post-World War II period. At the heart of its madness lies Marlon Brando.

Monday, October 23, 2017

2017 Eastman Lecture: Unique Properties of Carbide and Bimetallic Catalysts

Lecture | October 23 | 775 Tan Hall

 Jingguang Chen, Columbia University

 Department of Chemical Engineering

2017 Eastman Lecturer, Professor Jingguang Chen, will present "Unique Properties of Carbide and Bimetallic Catalysts."

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.

Data Dialogs 2017

Conference/Symposium | October 23 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium

 Fernando Pérez, Assistant Professor, Department of Statistics UC Berkeley

 Alberto Cairo, Knight Chair in Visual Journalism, University of Miami; Hoda Eydgahi, Manager of Data Science, Stitch Fix; Chetan Gupta, Chief Data Scientist & Architect, Hitachi America Big Data Lab; Sharon Lin, Data Scientist, Okta; T. Christian Miller, Investigative Reporter, Author, and War Correspondant, ProPublica; Taral Shah, Assistant Director of Prospect Analysis, UC Berkeley

 Menglin Cao, Senior Vice President, Data Management & Insight, Wells Fargo; Mauro Cardenas, Senior Vice President of Analytics, Wells Fargo

 Information, School of

Data Dialogs brings together data experts from industry, research, and academia in an intimate and informal setting, allowing participants to make connections and generate new ideas.

Over the course of the day we will hear how organizations are learning to fit data science and data science teams into their business practice, discuss the best way to pursue data-driven projects, explore the...   More >

$150-$300

  Registration opens October 1. Register online or by calling Tia Foss at 510-642-9257, or by emailing Tia Foss at datadialogs@ischool.berkeley.edu by October 23.

​Imaging Retinal Ganglion Cells

Seminar | October 23 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 489 Minor Hall

 Don Miller, PhD, Indiana University School of Optometry

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Abstract: The retinal ganglion cell is the primary cell damaged by glaucoma, the leading cause of irreversible visual loss worldwide. While we have a detailed understanding of the atrophy this disease inflicts on retinal ganglion cells, our ability to assess this damage in the living human eye is limited. A major obstacle is the difficulty to image—and thus count—these cells owing to their high...   More >

Inflammation is a hot mess: Linking early environments with physical and mental health

Colloquium | October 23 | 12:10-1:10 p.m. | 3105 Tolman Hall

 Michelle Byrne, Department of Psychology, University of Oregon

 Department of Psychology

Global disease burden in recent years has shifted from premature death to years lived with disability. Non-communicable, chronic diseases are more responsible for these years lost and cost of health care treatment than any other type of illness or disease. Many of these chronic diseases, such as heart disease, obesity, and depression, have links with chronic inflammation. However, the...   More >

Combinatorics Seminar: Cyclic descents

Seminar | October 23 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Vic Reiner, University of Minnesota

 Department of Mathematics

Descents in permutations and tableaux arise frequently in combinatorics. More recently, cyclic notions of descents have come up for permutations, and for standard tableaux of certain shapes. I'll talk about recent work resolving the question of exactly which shapes have such a notion of cyclic descents for their tableaux. This leads to a connection with Postnikov's work on toric shapes, and to...   More >

Plant and Microbial Biology Student/Post Doc Seminar

Seminar | October 23 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 338 Koshland Hall

 Jessie Uehling, PMB

 Plant and Microbial Biology Student Group

Come join us to hear research going on in PMB from graduate students and post docs. There will be snacks and coffee/tea. Please bring a mug. Hosted by the Plant and Microbial Biology Student Group (PMBG).

This event is sponsored by the UCB Graduate Assembly. Event is ADA accessible. For disability accommodation requests and information, please contact Disability Access Services by phone at...   More >

Political Economy Seminar/PERL

Seminar | October 23 | 12:40-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Ferenc Szucs, PhD Student, Berkeley

 Haas School of Business

The Political Economy Seminar focuses on formal and quantitative work in the political economy field, including formal political theory.

Copyright and Your Dissertation: Discover a workflow for answering copyright and policy questions as you prepare to publish

Workshop | October 23 | 1-2:30 p.m. | 309 Sproul Hall

 Rachael Samberg, Scholarly Communication Officer, Library

 Library, Graduate Division

From the beginning of the writing process all the way to submitting and publishing your dissertation or thesis, this workshop will teach you a workflow for addressing copyright and other legal considerations based on the content you're using. It will also help you address related publishing questions once you're finished writing, including considerations about sharing your dissertation online,...   More >

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Differential Geometry Seminar: Implicit time discretization for the mean curvature flow of mean convex sets

Seminar | October 23 | 1-2 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Tim Laux, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

In 1993, Almgren, Taylor and Wang introduced an implicit time discretization for mean curvature flow which comes as a family of variational problems. The a priori estimate yields weak convergence of the approximations. In the talk I will show that this convergence is in fact strong if the initial conditions are mean convex. In particular, following the work of Luckhaus and Sturzenhecker, the...   More >

String-Math Seminar: A new look at the quantum knot invariants

Seminar | October 23 | 2-3 p.m. | 402 LeConte Hall

 Aaron Lauda, University of Southern California

 Department of Mathematics

The Reshetikhin-Turaev construction associated knot invariants to the data of a simple Lie algebra and a choice of irreducible representation. The Jones polynomial is the most famous example coming from the Lie algebra sl(2) and its two-dimensional representation. In this talk we will explain Cautis-Kamnitzer-Morrison’s novel new approach to studying RT invariants associated to the Lie algebra...   More >

Probabilistic Operator Algebra Seminar: Free entropy packing dimension

Seminar | October 23 | 3-4 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

 Srivatsav Kunnawalkam Elayavalli, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

We recall the notion of free entropy dimension of a finite set of selfadjoint operators in a noncommutative probability space introduced by Voiculescu. We then provide a new definition of the above notion due to Kenley Jung and discuss its ramifications and survey some of its applications.

BLISS Seminar: Sparsity, variance, and curvature in multi-armed bandits

Seminar | October 23 | 3-4 p.m. | 540 Cory Hall

 Sebastien Bubeck, Microsoft Research

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

In (online) learning theory the concepts of sparsity, variance and curvature are well-understood and are routinely used to obtain refined regret and generalization bounds. In this work we further our understanding of these concepts in the more challenging limited feedback scenario. We consider the adversarial multi-armed bandit and linear bandit problems and solve several open problems pertaining...   More >

Arithmetic Geometry and Number Theory RTG Seminar: Dominating varieties by liftable ones

Seminar | October 23 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Remy van Dobben de Bruyn, Columbia University

 Department of Mathematics

Given a smooth projective variety over an algebraically closed field of positive characteristic, can we always dominate it by another smooth projective variety that lifts to characteristic 0? We give a negative answer to this question.

Seminar Format: The seminar consists of two 50-minute talks, a pre-talk (3:10-4:00) and an advanced talk (4:10-5:00), with a 10-minute break (4:00-4:10) between...   More >

Design Field Notes: Andreas Bastian

Seminar | October 23 | 4-5 p.m. | 220 Jacobs Hall

 Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation

Andreas Bastian, an engineer and designer who explores the blurring line between materiality and design, will speak at Jacobs Hall.

Chemical Tricks for Drugging the Undruggable

Seminar | October 23 | 4-5 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Kevan Shokat, University of California, San Francisco

 College of Chemistry

Students figuring it out themselves: Shifting learning frames in science classrooms

Colloquium | October 23 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 2515 Tolman Hall

 Dr. Larry Horvath, Department of Secondary Education, Center for Science and Math Education, San Francisco State University

 Graduate School of Education

To support learning aligned with the recently adopted Next Generation Science Standards for California, science classrooms need to be spaces where students are actively engaged in figuring out and explaining scientific phenomena. This talk will be interactive and focus on what an NGSS aligned lesson could look like, along with ways preservice science teachers are being supported in implementing...   More >

How to Write a Research Proposal Workshop

Information Session | October 23 | 4-5:30 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 >

Unique Properties of Carbide and Bimetallic Catalysts

Lecture | October 23 | 4-5 p.m. | 775 Tan Hall

 Jingguang Chen, Columbia University

 Department of Chemical Engineering

And Campus for All: Diversity, Inclusion, and Free Speech at Berkeley: PEN America on Campus

Panel Discussion | October 23 | 5-6:30 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium

 Chancellor Carol T. Christ

 Suzanne Nossel; Erwin Chemerinsky; DeRay Mckesson; Rigel Robinson

 Abdi Soltani

 Chancellor's Office, PEN America

A panel of thought leaders discussing what is Free Speech on the Berkeley campus. A complete list of panelists will be announced by October 10. PEN America, our partner for this event, is a free expression organization with a more than 90-year track record of fostering dialogue and understanding that transcends social, political and geographic boundaries. In November 2016 PEN published And Campus...   More >

 Open to Faculty, Staff, Students, Parents and Alumni on a reservation basis. More details to come. Make reservations online or or by emailing Maya Goehring-Harris at mgoehring@berkeley.edu by October 20.

Swahili Weekly Social Hour

Social Event | September 25 – December 4, 2017 every Monday | 5:30-6:30 p.m. |  Blue Door Cafe | Note change in location

 2244 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Center for African Studies

Speak Swahili with your fellow Swahili students and enthusiasts over a drink at Blue Door Cafe (check for location updates). Each person will support their own beverage purchases, but we will provide the good company! And of course, Swahili speaking only! All skill and experience levels are welcome. Karibuni sana!

East African Beer and Soda

McNair Application Open Hours and Research/Funding Opportunities Workshop (Hosted by UROC: Underrepresented Researchers of Color)

Workshop | October 23 | 5:30-8 p.m. | 360 Stephens Hall

 Istifaa Ahmed (Humanities/Social Science), UROC

 Office of Undergraduate Research

This workshop will introduce and expose students to various research programs and funding opportunities on campus. It will cover various program applications (such as the Mcnair Scholars Application), reaching out to mentors, getting solid letters of recommendations, and writing strong research proposals and personal statements. Presenters will also discuss their experiences with their research...   More >

BPG Psych Professor Panel: Decision-making of young adults

Panel Discussion | October 23 | 6 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Serena Chen; Aaron Fisher; Stephen Hinshaw; Ozlem Ayduk

 ASUC (Associated Students of the University of California)

Free food will be provided as well.

American Artist and Muralist Zio Ziegler at the Berkeley Forum

Lecture | October 23 | 6-7:15 p.m. | 223 Dwinelle Hall

 Zio Ziegler

 The Berkeley Forum

From the Gallery to the Streets: The Evolution of Visual Art
Before the inception of the Arts and Crafts Movement in Britain and America, visual art was a term restricted to the fine arts and was closely associated with upper class society. However, as society has evolved, so too has the medium of visual art. What was once limited to private displays and galleries has now found a home in the...   More >

Free

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TRANSOC TRB Info Session

Information Session | October 23 | 6-7 p.m. | 412 McLaughlin Hall

 ASUC (Associated Students of the University of California)

Socially-engaged Internet-art. Aesthetics of Information Ethics: Arts + Design Mondays at BAMPFA

Lecture | October 23 | 6:30-8 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Paolo Cirio, Artist, Activist, and Cultural Critic

 Arts + Design

Society has become deeply affected by advanced distribution systems of information. The social fields of law, economics, and politics are increasingly interconnected, while social norms, relationships, and identities shift at fast pace. In this context, examining art from a broader social context means working with a multiplicity of social systems and processes that the Internet activates....   More >

Garrison Keillor: Just Passing through

Lecture | October 23 | 8 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Garrison Keillor, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

"You get old and you realize there are no answers, just stories"—a single line from one of Garrison Keillor's novels is a fitting introduction to the dry wit and folksy charisma of its author. The beloved radio personality and former host of NPR's A Prairie Home Companion (for more than 40 years!), Keillor holds court with his signature blend of self-deprecating humor and homespun wisdom, sharing...   More >

$30 - 78

  Buy tickets online or by calling 510-642-9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Cal Performances presents Garrison Keillor at Berkeley Talks, with Just Passing Through, on Monday, October 23, 2017 in Zellerbach Hall.

Tuesday, October 24, 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.

Climbing Redwood Trees: Interview with Claire Willing, Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management

Presentation | October 24 | 9-9:30 a.m. | Barrows Hall, Radio broadcast, ON-AIR ONLY, 90.7FM

 Claire Willing, PhD Candidate, Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management

 KALX 90.7FM

Tune in for this special fundraiser episode of The Graduates as we speak with Claire Willing, graduate student in the Department of Environmental Policy, Science, and Management about her work on the symbiotic relationship between redwood trees and fungus in California. The Graduates, featuring graduate student research at Cal, is broadcast every other Tuesday on KALX 90.7 FM.

Claire Willing climbing a redwood tree. Photo credit: Roxy Cruz

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.

Introduction to Mapping with ArcGIS Online

Workshop | October 24 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 55A McCone Hall

 Susan Powell, Library

 Library

This workshop will introduce the ArcGIS Online (AGOL) platform. AGOL is a web-based mapping software that allows you to build maps and explore data online. Topics to be covered include how to construct a simple web map from a spreadsheet of data, perform basic spatial analysis and queries, and publish the map to the web. We will also explore finding data sources through AGOL and using AGOL as a...   More >

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2018 Judith Lee Stronach Baccalaureate Prize Info Session: Funding for post graduation social engagement projects

Information Session | October 24 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Mary Crabb, Office of Undergraduate Research & Scholarships

 Office of Undergraduate Research

The Judith Lee Stronach Baccalaureate Prize supports intellectual and creative pursuits that heighten awareness of issues of social consciousness and contribute to the public good. The award gives engaged students the opportunity to extend and reflect upon their undergraduate work at Berkeley by undertaking a socially engaged project after their graduation.

Up to $25,000. Proposals for...   More >

Seminar 217, Risk Management: Submodular Risk Allocation

Seminar | October 24 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Speaker: Samim Ghamami, U.S. Department of the Treasury and UC Berkeley

 Center for Risk Management Research

We analyze the optimal allocation of trades to portfolios when the cost associated with an allocation is proportional to each portfolio's risk. Our investigation is motivated by changes in the over-the-counter derivatives markets, under which some contracts may be traded bilaterally or through central counterparties, splitting a set of trades into two or more portfolios. A derivatives dealer...   More >

Merck-Banyu Lecture in Organic Chemistry: Synthesis of Pillar-Shaped Macrocyclic Compounds “Pillar[n]arenes” Providing Supramolecular Assemblies

Seminar | October 24 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Tomoki Ogoshi, Kanazawa University

 College of Chemistry

Macrocyclic compounds play a major role in supramolecular chemistry because of their beautiful shape, nano-scale size and molecular recognition ability. Numerous supramolecular architectures have been constructed and studied as new components of materials as well as entities related to biological structural formation and functions using various macrocyclic hosts.
In 2008, we reported a new...   More >

Blood Drive

Special Event | October 24 | 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 >

UCB Startup Fair

Conference/Symposium | October 24 | 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Pauley Ballroom

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

The UCB Startup Fair is back!

Student-run by IEEE, HKN, and CSUA, students are introduced to small tech companies that typically rely on personal connections for hiring. It's a great way for students to find full-time and internship positions! Attendance is free for all UCB students!

SURF Summer Research Scholarships Info Session

Information Session | October 24 | 12-1 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Sean Burns, Director, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

 Office of Undergraduate Research

OURS Staff will discuss eligibility criteria for SURF programs, benefits of the fellowship and tips for a successful application

Judicial Strategies of Repression in Authoritarian Regimes: Evidence from Post-Colonial Africa

Colloquium | October 24 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Fiona Shen-Bayh, PhD Candidate, Department of Political Science, UC Berkeley

 Center for African Studies

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

Fiona Feiang Shen-Bayh

Development Lunch: "A new approach to treatment assignment for one and multiple treatment groups"

Seminar | October 24 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Sebastian Schneider

 Department of Economics

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

The Mobilization of South African Civil Society in the al-Bashir Matter

Lecture | October 24 | 12:45-2 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, Room 132

 Professor Mia Swart, University of Johannesburg

 Miller Institute for Global Challenges and the Law

Professor Mia Swart will speak about the South African litigation over Sudanese President Omar al Bashir, and the relationship between the African Union and the International Criminal Court.

Professor Swart coordinates and teaches the LLM program in international law at the University of Johannesburg. She previously worked as Research Fellow at the Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law in London...   More >

Study Abroad Office Hours at Educational Opportunity Program

Meeting | October 17 – December 12, 2017 every Tuesday | 1-3 p.m. | 119 César E. Chávez Student Center

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Are you an EOP student interested in studying abroad? A Berkeley Study Abroad Peer Adviser will be holding drop-in office hours at EOP every Wednesdays 1-3pm this semester. Come learn about different programs offered, study abroad scholarships, how to apply and additional services available.

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.

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research and Finding a Mentor Workshop

Workshop | October 24 | 1:30-2:30 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

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

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research

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

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

First Books and Publishing Your Dissertation

Panel Discussion | October 24 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 309 Sproul Hall

 Rachael Samberg, Scholarly Communication Officer, Library

 Library, Graduate Division

Hear from expert panelists about what happens once you submit your dissertation, how to shape your dissertation's impact, and how to go about publishing your first book based on your dissertation.

  RSVP online

ECON 281, International Trade and Finance: "Artificial Intelligence and Economic Growth"

Seminar | October 24 | 2-4 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Chad Jones, Stanford University

 Department of Economics

Seminar 237, Macroeconomics: ​"Artificial Intelligence and Economic Growth"

Seminar | October 24 | 2:10-4 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Chad Jones, Stanford University

 Department of Economics

joint with International Trade & Finance

Butterfly Walk

Tour/Open House | April 25 – October 24, 2017 the fourth Tuesday of the month every month | 3-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join Sally Levinson, Garden volunteer propagator, docent and 'caterpillar lady', as she guides you through the Botanical Garden in search of butterflies.

Space is limited on a first-come basis. Children welcome. Free with garden admission.

For more information email gardenprograms@berkeley.edu

Free with Garden Admission

Healthy Relationships: Friendship and Dating in the US

Workshop | October 24 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | International House, Robert Sproul Room

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

What is the difference between having a girlfriend and boyfriend and partner? Are you dating? Seeing each other? In a relationship? Come learn about American social and dating culture, and discuss tips for maintaining healthy relationships with friends and romantic interests, understanding American norms, personal space, as well as how and where to socialize with others here at Cal!

Student Harmonic Analysis and PDE Seminar (HADES): Scattering and modified scattering for the NLS equation

Seminar | October 24 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Grace Liu, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

The NLS with nonlinear term $|u|^p u$ has the property that when $1< p< 2/n$, there is no low energy scattering, when $2/n< p< 4/n$, there is low energy scattering. When $p=2/n$, we expect there will be modified scattering. The talk will be based on the work of Hayashi and Naumkin, they proved that the NLS with critical nonlinearity has low energy scattering when $n=1,2,3$.

Ways of Knowing the Ordinary in Climate Adaptation

Colloquium | October 24 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 2538 Channing (Inst. for the Study of Societal Issues), Wildavsky Conference Room

 Sarah Vaughn, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, UC Berkeley

 Berkeley Center for Social Medicine, Joint UCSF/UCB PhD Program in Medical Anthropology, Dept. of Environmental Science, Policy, and Mgmt. (ESPM)

In this talk I track the development of a Red Cross participatory climate adaptation project in a flood-prone and former urban squatter-town in Guyana. Based on fieldwork between 2009 and 2010, the talk focuses on one technology specific to Red Cross urban climate adaptation called the Vulnerability Capacity Assessment (VCA). The goal of my talk is to examine the VCA as a provocation for the...   More >

The Language of Friendship: The Role of Talk in an Understudied Relationship: Charles M. and Martha Hitchcock Lectures by Deborah Tannen

Lecture | October 24 | 4:10 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium

 Deborah Tannen, University Professor, Department of Linguistics, Georgetown University

 Graduate Division

Deborah Tannen will present the Hitchcock lectures on October 24 and 25, 2017. The second lecture is titled "Conversations on the Small Screen: Talking over Social Media" and is free and open to the public. No tickets are required.

About the lecture
Skin is the primary interface between ourselves and our environment, and changes in the...   More >

Deborah Tannen

Erwin Chemerinsky: Free Speech on Campus

Lecture | October 24 | 5-8 p.m. | Wurster Hall, 112 Auditorium

 Erwin Chemerinsky, Berkeley Law Dean, Department of City & Regional Planning, College of Environmental Design

 Department of City and Regional Planning

When is speech protected on campus? And when can campuses restrict speech because it is hateful or it endangers public safety?

Erwin Chemerinsky is a Berkeley Law Dean, a Constitutional Law Scholar, and a Founding Dean of UC Irvine School of Law.

Erwin Chemerinsky became the 13th Dean of Berkeley Law on July 1, 2017, when he joined the faculty as the Jesse H. Choper Distinguished Professor...   More >

Rhetoric Fall Colloquium - Tissue of the World: On Stoic Sympathy: A Lecture by Brooke Holmes, Professor of Classics, Princeton University

Colloquium | October 24 | 5-7 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Brooke Holmes, Princeton University

 Department of Rhetoric, Department of Classics

Co-sponsored by the Department of Classics.

This event is free and open to the public.

The concept of cosmic sympathy, highly developed by the Stoics, is at once deeply foreign to us in its claims regarding a mind fully immanent in the world and intriguing, as we struggle anew with imagining communities that bring together humans and non-humans. This talk investigates the contours, the...   More >

Stéphane Gros | Why Marry?: Comparative Perspectives on Kinship, the House, and Marriage in the Eastern Himalayas

Lecture | October 24 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Stéphane Gros, Visiting Scholar at the Institute for 2017; Researcher, Centre for Himalayan Studies, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique

 Alexander von Rospatt, Professor for Buddhist and South Asian Studies, and director of the Group in Buddhist Studies

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Himalayan Studies Program, Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS)

A talk by Dr. Stéphane Gros, Visiting Scholar at the Institute for 2017, is a Researcher at the Centre for Himalayan Studies, CNRS-France

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: A “bad” component of the Hilbert Scheme

Seminar | October 24 | 5-6 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Ritvik Ramkumar, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

We witness a phenomenon of so-called Murphy's law in the context of Hilbert schemes. After a brief review of Hilbert schemes and their basic properties, we use the liaison theory to construct Mumford's example of a non-reduced component of the Hilbert scheme of smooth curves in $P^3$.

Tissue of the World: On Stoic Sympathy

Lecture | October 24 | 5 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Brooke Holmes, Princeton University

 Department of Classics

The concept of cosmic sympathy, highly developed by the Stoics, is at once deeply foreign to us in its claims regarding a mind fully immanent in the world and intriguing, as we struggle anew with imagining communities that bring together humans and non-humans. This talk investigates the contours, the stakes, and the internal tensions of cosmic sympathy for the Stoics in order to argue that...   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 >

Demystifying the Research Process: Decolonizing Methods in STEM Research (Hosted by Underrepresented Researchers of Color -- UROC)

Workshop | October 24 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Multicultural Community Center (MCC)

 Ifechukwu Okeke (co-director), Ilexis Chu-Jacoby, UROC

 Office of Undergraduate Research

This workshop discusses violence committed against people of color and marginalized identities by scientific research, and how students can reclaim research and knowledge production as a means of decolonization. We aim to introduce students to various forms STEM research could take, and unpack our vital role as underrepresented students to change the direction of scientific research – by...   More >

Magic Spells: A Weekly Performance Series Featuring Victoria Hanna and Hebrew Amulets from The Magnes Collection

Performing Arts - Other | October 24 – December 5, 2017 every Tuesday | 5:30-7 p.m. |  Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)

 Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

Meet Victoria Hanna and watch as she develops MAGIC SPELLS, a new performance repertoire based on Hebrew amulets in The Magnes Collection.

This series is presented in conjunction with the UC Berkeley course, "Jewish Nightlife: Poetry, Music, and Ritual Performance from Renaissance Italy to Contemporary Israel" (Jewish 121-001, Music 139), taught by Francesco Spagnolo.

During her Fall 2017...   More >

Workshop: What Makes Environmentalism So White?

Workshop | October 24 | 6-7 p.m. | Latimer Hall, 120 Latimer

 Academic Senate

This Climate Justice Week join us for a workshop on whiteness in the environmental movement. American Environmentalism has a history of exclusion of people of color, marginalizing POC narratives, and explicit racism. The campus environmental community is complacent in its role in perpetuating this destructive phenomenon. This workshop is dedicated to providing some historical context on whiteness...   More >

Survival by Design: A Panel Discussion on Natural Restoration, Vernacular Architecture and Ecocities

Lecture | October 24 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Wurster Hall, 210 - Environmental Design Library Atrium

 Richard Register, Ecocity Builders

 Randolph Langenbach; Mark Rauzon

 Library

Hurricanes, earthquakes, extreme heat and climate change necessitate positive visions. Three thinkers will discuss their work in environmental design, architecture and urban planning.

Mark Rauzon is the author of Isles of Amnesia: The History, Geography, and Restoration of America's Forgotten Pacific Islands and Isles of Refuge. As a biologist he has worked in the field of island...   More >