<< Week of October 29 >>

Sunday, October 29, 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.

Introduction to Botanical Art Class with Catherine Watters

Workshop | October 28 – 29, 2017 every day | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

This two-day class will introduce you to the fascinating world of Botanical Art. Catherine Watters will teach you to observe, measure and draw plants in great detail and with botanical accuracy. Students will work with graphite, colored pencil and watercolors. All levels are welcome.

$190, $175 members

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

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 >

Anssi Karttunen, cello; Nicolas Hodges, piano: Recital

Performing Arts - Music | October 29 | 3 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Anssi Karttunen, Nicolas Hodges, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

Two heroes of new music—Finnish cellist Anssi Karttunen, who has performed more than 160 world premieres, and British pianist Nicolas Hodges, long associated with the works of Elliott Carter, Thomas Adès, and Harrison Birtwistle—make their Cal Performances debut as a duo. Brahms' grand Sonata in F Major and Beethoven's visionary D-Major Cello Sonata are paired with new works by two pace-setting...   More >


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

Anssi Karttunen and Nicolas Hodges perform Sunday, October 29, 2017 in Hertz Hall.

The Precious Treasury

Film - Feature | October 29 | 4:15 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Filmed across the mountains, plateaus, and sacred sites of Tibet, The Precious Treasury offers a meditation “rooted solely in sight and sound.” Edited by Nathaniel Dorsky. With short Offerings from Nangchen

Les rendez-vous d’Anna

Film - Feature | October 29 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Akerman’s semi-autobiographical work depicts the travels of a filmmaker on tour in Europe with a new film, and brings up an entire history of migrations and social changes in Europe.

Monday, October 30, 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.

​Graduate Student Seminar

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

 Thao Yeh; Natalie Stepien

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Title: Exploring the impact of technology and mode of presentation on reading comprehension in sighted and blind individuals

Presenter: Natalie Stepien-Bernabe (Dr. Deborah Orel-Bixler’s Lab)

Abstract: Technology is growing rapidly, facilitating the electronic distribution of information. Electronic methods of acquiring information are especially prevalent in educational settings. For...   More >

Food, Water, and Labor in Central Valley: Farmworkers and the Westlands

Seminar | October 30 | 12-1:15 p.m. | Morgan Hall, Lounge

 Center for Diversified Farming Systems, Berkeley Food Institute

This talk will focus on the history of water insecurity in the farm worker communities of western Fresno County and the exploitative practices of growers and their allies during drought conditions. Despite claims that water provides jobs for farmworkers there is little evidence to suggest that when growers get their allotment of water that improving conditions for farm workers followed. On the...   More >


  Register online

Developing a Life History Theory of Mind: Awareness that the Mind Learns from the Past to Imagine the Future

Colloquium | October 30 | 12:10-1:20 p.m. | 3105 Tolman Hall

 Kristin H. Lagattuta, Department of Psychology and the Center for Mind and Brain at the University of California, Davis

 Department of Psychology

Professor Lagattuta will provide an overview of her research on 4- to 10-year-olds' and adults’ beliefs about whether people generalize from their past social interactions when engaging in episodic future thinking; that is, their awareness that people’s minds draw from prior experiences when imagining what will happen next. Across multiple studies, results reveal significant age-related increases...   More >

Combinatorics Seminar: Triangulations of even-dimensional cyclic apeirotopes and representations of partially ordered sets

Seminar | October 30 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Gustavo Jasso, University of Bonn

 Department of Mathematics

Steffen Oppermann and Hugh Thomas discovered a beautiful connection between triangulations of even-dimensional cyclic polytopes and representations of certain partially ordered sets (satisfying some additional relations). In this talk I will review part of their work and then present an extension of their results to triangulations of even-dimensional cyclic apeirotopes. This is a report on joint...   More >

Political Economy Seminar/PERL

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

 Bill Easterly, Professor, Berkeley

 Haas School of Business

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

Differential Geometry Seminar: Locally volume collapsed 4-manifolds with respect to a lower sectional curvature bound

Seminar | October 30 | 1-2 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Thunwa Theerakarn, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Perelman stated without proof that a 3-dimensional compact Riemannian manifold which is locally collapsed, with respect to a lower curvature bound, is a graph manifold. The statement was used to complete his proof of the geometrization conjecture. Kleiner-Lott gave a proof of this theorem as a part of their presentation of Perelman's proof of the geometrization conjecture.

In this talk, I will...   More >

EH&S 403 Training Session

Course | October 30 | 1:30-2:30 p.m. | 370 University Hall

 Jason Smith, UC Berkeley Office of Environment, Health, & Safety

 Office of Environment, Health & Safety

This session briefly covers the UC Berkeley specific radiation safety information you will need to start work.​ In addition, dosimeter will be issued, if required.

String-Math Seminar: Vertex operator algebras via topological vertex like construction

Seminar | October 30 | 2-3 p.m. | 402 LeConte Hall

 Miroslav Rapcak, Perimeter

 Department of Mathematics

Y-algebras form a four parameter family of vertex operator algebras associated to Y-shaped junctions of interfaces in N=4 super Yang-Mills theory. One can glue such Y-shaped junctions into the more complicated webs of interfaces. Corresponding vertex operator algebras can be identified with conformal extensions of tensor products of Y-algebras associated to the trivalent junctions of the web by...   More >

Seminar 218, Psychology and Economics: How Much Does Your Boss Make? The Incentive Effects of Horizontal and Vertical Inequality

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

 Ricardo Perez Truglia, UCLA Anderson School of Management

 Department of Economics

Joint with Public Finance Seminar

* Please note change in time due to joint event

R Graphics with ggplot2

Workshop | October 30 | 3-5 p.m. | 405 Moffitt Undergraduate Library

 Josh Quan, Library Data Lab


This workshop will provide a comprehensive overview of graphics in R, including base graphics and ggplot2. Participants will learn how to construct, customize, and export a variety of plot types in order to visualize relationships in data.

 Cal ID is required to enter Moffitt Library


  Register online

Probabilistic Operator Algebra Seminar: Topological free entropy

Seminar | October 30 | 3-5 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

 Dan-Virgil Voiculescu, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

I will take a look back at the topological version of free entropy based on norm-microstates. This will include a discussion of the associated topological free entropy dimension, some connections with potential theory, random matrices and some problems.

Arithmetic Geometry and Number Theory RTG Seminar: On the Gross-Stark conjecture

Seminar | October 30 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Samit Dasgupta, UCSC

 Department of Mathematics

$Seminar\, Format$:

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 them. The advanced talk is a regular formal presentation about recent research results to general audiences in arithmetic geometry and number theory; the pre-talk (3:10-4:00) is to introduce some prerequisites or background for the...   More >

Design Field Notes: Hisham Ibrahim

Seminar | October 30 | 4-5 p.m. | 220 Jacobs Hall

 Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation

Hisham Ibrahim, whose background brings together software engineering, product management, and innovation, will speak at Jacobs Hall as part of the Design Field Notes series of pop-up talks.

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research and Finding a Mentor Workshop

Workshop | October 30 | 4-5 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 >

Seminar 271, Development: "Educational Investment Responses to Economic Opportunity: Evidence from Indian Road Construction"

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

 Anjali Adukia, University of Chicago

 Department of Economics

Tick-tock of a Circadian Clock

Seminar | October 30 | 4-5 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Andy LiWang, University of California, Merced

 College of Chemistry

‘Outsiders at the Table’ – Diversity Lessons from UC Berkeley’s Biology Scholars Program (BSP)

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

 John Matsui, Biology Scholars Program (BSP) at the University of California, Berkeley

 Graduate School of Education

Since 1992, 3500 Berkeley undergraduates have participated in BSP – 80% first-to-college/low-income, 70% women, and 60% from ethnic groups (African American, Hispanic, and Native American) underrepresented in science. Dr. Matsui’s focus has been to recruit ‘under-valued’ STEM talent into BSP, students who enter Berkeley with lower SAT scores and high school GPAs and are less well-prepared to...   More >

Romantic Heresies: Lermontov's Demon in Dialogue with Cain

Colloquium | October 30 | 4-6 p.m. | B-4 Dwinelle Hall

 Kathryn Pribble, Graduate Student, Slavic Languages and Literatures, UC Berkeley

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

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

Analysis and PDE Seminar: Inverse scattering and the Davey-Stewartson II equation

Seminar | October 30 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Daniel Tataru, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

The aim of this talk is to describe a complete implementation of the inverse scattering approach to the study of the defocusing Davey-Stewartson equation. This will involve dispersive quations, dbar pde's, microlocal analysis and other fun stuff. This is joint work with Adrian Nachman and Idan Regev.

The Body/Psyche Politics of Cairo's El-Nadeem

Lecture | October 30 | 4:30-6 p.m. | 3 LeConte Hall

 Frances Hasso, Duke University

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

El-Nadeem Center for the Rehabilitation of Victims of Violence is a women-initiated and dominated non-governmental activist organization established in Cairo in 1993 as a psychological counseling center by university professor and labor activist Dr. Aida Seif al-Dawla and two other psychiatrists to ameliorate the traumas of Egyptian and refugee torture victims. Over time, El-Nadeem developed...   More >

Engineering, Finance, Social Science, and Consequential Thinking—A multi-disciplinary approach to reducing residential earthquake risk in California: CEE Fall Distinguished Lecture

Lecture | October 30 | 5-6 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium

 Janiele Maffei, Chief Mitigation Officer of the California Earthquake Authority

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

Janiele Maffei will describe how her experience as a structural engineer plays a critical role in achieving CEA’s strategic goals to Educate, Mitigate and Insure. Working with a multi-disciplinary team of professionals and consultants, Ms Maffei develops residential seismic retrofit standards, sponsors building performance studies, and manages a seismic retrofit grant program.

Towards an Integrated Biomanufacturing System for Deep Space Missions

Seminar | October 30 | 5-6 p.m. | Silver Space Sciences Lab, Silver Conference Room, Room 105

 Professor Adam Arkin, Professor, Center for Utilization of Biological Engineering in Space

 Space Sciences Laboratory (SSL), Botanical Garden

Space synthetic biology is a branch of biotechnology dedicated to engineering biological systems for space exploration, industry and science. There is strong public and private interest in designing robust and reliable organisms and the systems that support them that can assist on long-duration astronaut missions. Recently, we have launched a new center from NASA called the Center for Utilization...   More >

Pub Quiz Night

Information Session | October 30 | 5-6 p.m. | 442 Stephens Hall

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Come learn about study abroad options in the UK and Ireland while snacking on pub food and answering trivia to win great prizes! Several BSA study abroad returnees will share information about their experiences abroad and they will host a pub quiz with study abroad-related prizes for the winners. A BSA Adviser will also be on hand to answer questions about study abroad programs.
*The space for...   More >

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

SLAM: Life Sciences at Google: Leaning into the Newest Silicon Valley Bug

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

 Dr. Jane Wang, Verily

 QB3 - California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences

Dr. Jane Wang earned her B.S. from the California Institute of Technology in 2007 before moving to pursue her Ph.D. in Chemistry, as a Hertz Fellow, at UC Berkeley in the lab of Prof. Dean Toste. In the Toste lab her research focused on developing new catalytic and enantioselective methods for the addition of nitrogen and oxygen nucleophiles to olefins. She continued her career as a post-doctoral...   More >

Samsung Tech Talk and Info-Session

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

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Samsung Semiconductor-Device-Solutions of San Jose is recruiting now for 2018 Summer Interns (and a few FTEs) – Open roles in areas like deep learning, computer vision, memory architecture, 5G systems engineers, and more!
For details, see the attached list and check out Handshake.

They are presenting a tech talk next Monday October 30 from 5:30 to 7pm in the Woz Lounge (Soda 430), where you...   More >

Neutrino Oscillations at the Super-Kamiokande Detector: The 2017 Emilio Segrè Lecture

Lecture | October 30 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium

 Takaaki Kajita, Nobel Laureate, Special University Professor, and Director of the Institute for Cosmic Ray Research (ICRR), University of Tokyo

 Department of Physics

Neutrinos were assumed to have no mass. It was predicted, however, if they have masses, they could change their type while they propagate. This phenomena is called neutrino oscillations, which was discovered by deep underground neutrino experiments. Dr. Takaaki Kajita will describe the discovery of neutrino oscillations and the implications of the small neutrino masses. The status and the future...   More >

Takaaki Kajita

The Future of Fukushima: A New Generation Rises to the Challenge

Colloquium | October 30 | 6-8 p.m. |  David Brower Center

 2150 Allston Way, CA, CA 94704

 Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Berkeley Lab’s Earth & Environmental Sciences Area

How did high school students – using innovative sensors – promote the recovery from an environmental disaster?

Fukushima Prefecture has achieved a remarkable recovery after the nuclear accident in 2011. Thanks to extensive clean-up, more than 97% of the region is at natural background levels; the area as large as the State of Connecticut. However, negative perception still persists...   More >


  Buy tickets online or by calling 510-642-3415, or by emailing cjs-events@berkeley.edu

The Art of Emotions/Emotions in Art: From the Pixar Film to the Empathetic Museum: Arts + Design Mondays at BAMPFA

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

 Dacher Keltner, Co-Director of the Greater Good Science Center, Professor, Psychology, UC Berkeley

 Arts + Design

In this talk I will chart the journey that the science of emotion has led me on in collaborations on Pixar's film Inside/Out, Emoji at Facebook, and building emotion into museums on our on line life.

This talk coincides with the Science at Cal weekend, including the Vision + LIght exhibition (Oct 27 & 28), and the 2017 World Conference of Science Journalists taking place in the Bay Area and...   More >

Tuesday, October 31, 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.

2017 CJS-JSPS International Symposium: Drive for the Nobel Prize

Conference/Symposium | October 31 | 9:45 a.m.-5 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium

 Yuan T. Lee, Academia Sinica; Saul Perlmutter, UC Berkeley; Takaaki Kajita, University of Tokyo

 Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Berkeley Center for Theoretical Physics, World Premier International Research Center Initiative, Bay Area Science Festival

Join us for this exciting two-day symposium featuring public talks by Nobel Laureates Yuan T. Lee (Chemistry, 1986),
Saul Perlmutter (Physics, 2011), and Taka'aki Kajita (Physics, 2015), as well as several exciting panels discussing the Nobel Prize's impact on institutions, journalism, and research.

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.

Science and Literacy Playgroup

Meeting | October 31, 2017 – May 15, 2018 every Tuesday with exceptions | 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Youth Alternatives (BYA)

 1255 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94702

 Chancellor's Community Grant, Trybe Inc.

Have fun and meet other families in West and South Berkeley.
For Children ages 05 and their caregivers.
Free, drop-in, snacks, circle time, arts and crafts and science activities.

Online Tools for Mapping Demographic Data

Workshop | October 31 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 55A McCone Hall

 Susan Powell, Library


Whether you need to just make a quick map or extract geo-located demographic data for use in other software, online tools can be just the thing! This workshop will introduce a few different web platforms for exploring and mapping U.S. demographic data, including the UCB Library-subscribed databases SimplyAnalytics and PolicyMap. While there is some overlap between the different applications, each...   More >

  Register online

Seminar 217, Risk Management: CANCELLED

Seminar | October 31 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 No Speaker

 Center for Risk Management Research

Development Lunch: "Spillovers from Multinational Entry: Evidence from Costa Rica"

Seminar | October 31 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Jose Vasquez

 Department of Economics

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

This is [Socialist] Ghana Television

Colloquium | October 31 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Jennifer Blaylock, PhD Candidate, Department of Film and Media

 Center for African Studies

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

Jennifer Blaylock

Medicaid's Role in Addressing the Opioid Epidemic

Colloquium | October 31 | 12:40-2 p.m. | 714C University Hall

 Richard Frank, PhD, Professor, Harvard Medical School, Department of Healthcare Policy

 Public Health, School of

The U.S. is facing an opioids epidemic that has been about 30 years in the making. While opioids overdoses are affecting nearly all American communities, opioid use disorder remains disproportionately a condition that strikes lower income populations. As a result the Medicaid program and its recent changes offer an important tool for addressing this threat to public health. I report on a set of...   More >

New Frontiers in Anti-Discrimination Law: International Human Rights Law on Persons with Disabilities

Lecture | October 31 | 12:45-2 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, Dean's Seminar Room, 215B Boalt Hall

 Theresia Degener, Chair, UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities

 Miller Institute for Global Challenges and the Law

Theresia Degener, Chair of the UN Committee on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, will present on the Committee’s jurisprudence on the right to be protected against discrimination and the right to equality, and will put this jurisprudence in a broader context of human rights and disability. In particular, the focus will be on the draft General Comment No 6 on Art. 5 CRPD (equality and...   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.

Qualcomm QINF Office Hours

Information Session | October 31 | 1-2 p.m. | 380 Soda Hall

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

QInF is the Qualcomm Innovation Fellowship, a competitive fellowship with $100,000 prizes for winning teams of PhD students, open to invited schools.

Now in its tenth year. We will be awarding fellowships of $100,000 to teams of two students. For the 2018 US edition, we invite proposals from 20 schools: Berkeley, Caltech, CMU, Columbia, Cornell, Georgia Tech, Maryland, Michigan, MIT,...   More >

3-Manifold Seminar: Schwarzian derivatives, projective structures, and the Weil-Petersson gradient flow for renormalized volume

Seminar | October 31 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Franco Vargas, UCB

 Department of Mathematics

In this talk I will discuss the paper of Bridgeman, Brock and Bromberg of the same title. In this article, the authors bound both the geometry of a projective structure over a surface Σ and its associated locally convex pleated surface by norms of $\phi _\Sigma $ (the quadratic holomorphic differential given by the Schwarzian derivative). We will discuss these terms and how they relate between...   More >

Student Harmonic Analysis and PDE Seminar (HADES): Resonances and wave decay on Euclidean and hyperbolic spaces

Seminar | October 31 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Peter Hintz, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

I will introduce the notion of resonances in potential and obstacle scattering in Euclidean and hyperbolic spaces and explain their relation to the local energy decay of solutions of the wave equation. This talk is based on joint work with Maciej Zworski.

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: Monodromy and Log Geometry

Seminar | October 31 | 3:45-4:45 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Arthur Ogus, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

A proper semistable family over a disc gives rise to a smooth proper and saturated morphism \(X/S\) of log analytic spaces over the log disc. We will explain how the underlying map of topological spaces \(X_{top}/S_{top}\) can be recovered from the restriction \(X_0/S_0\) of \(X/S\) to the log point. We will also give simple formulas for the action of the monodromy and the differentials on the...   More >

Biophysics of Protein Disorder, Single Molecules to Mesoscales

Seminar | October 31 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Ashok Deniz, Scripps Research Institute

 College of Chemistry

ECON 281, International Trade and Finance: "The International Elasticity Puzzle is Worse than You Think"

Seminar | October 31 | 4-6 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Philippe Martin, Sciences Po

 Department of Economics

How to Email a Professor to Get a Positive Response: Workshop

Workshop | October 31 | 4:30-5:30 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Leah Carroll

 Office of Undergraduate Research

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 >

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: Stillman's Question, Solved! (Part 1)

Seminar | October 31 | 5-6 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Madeline Brandt, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

In this talk, we will give an introduction to the resolution of Stillman's conjecture by Ananyan and Hochster. Stillman's question asks whether or not there exists a bound on the projective dimension of a homogeneous ideal in a polynomial ring which only depends on the number of generators of the ideal and their degrees. We will start by giving all relevant background material and providing a...   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 Social Science Research (Hosted by UROC: Underrepresented Researchers of Color)

Workshop | October 31 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Multicultural Community Center (MCC)

 Istifaa Ahmed (Humanities/Social Science), Alexa Aburto (Humanities)

 Office of Undergraduate Research

The Underrepresented Researchers of Color (UROC) and the American Cultures (AC) Center are proud to present Decolonizing Methods in Humanities Research, from our three-part workshop series, Demystifying the Research Process. Humanities research applies to anyone wishing to study human culture and creations – including the arts, literature, policy, and more. Some of the humanities research process...   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 >

Microsoft Info Session

Information Session | October 31 | 6-8 p.m. | 120B Bechtel Engineering Center

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

The SDE job market is continually picking up, but workers are still increasingly jumping ship. PayScale did a survey to identify US companies with the highest and lowest employee tenure, out of the Fortune 500 list. The overall average that they came up with was 3.68 years. Compared to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics' report released in January of 2012, the average dropped with 1 year, from 4.6...   More >

Wednesday, November 1, 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.

Free Wednesday at the Garden

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

 Botanical Garden

Every first Wednesday at the Garden is free admission day.

Computer Workstation Evaluator Training (BEUHS403)

Workshop | November 1 | 8 a.m.-12 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

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

 Be Well at Work - Ergonimics

Specifically for Departmental Computer Workstation Evaluators, learn the basics of how to evaluate and modify computer workstations according to campus ergonomic guidelines in this practical, hands-on workshop. Enroll online through the UC Learning Center

  Register online

2017 CJS-JSPS International Symposium: Drive for the Nobel Prize

Conference/Symposium | November 1 | 9 a.m.-4:15 p.m. | International House, Ida & Robert Sproul Room

 Yuan T. Lee, Academia Sinica; Saul Perlmutter, UC Berkeley; Takaaki Kajita, University of Tokyo

 Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Berkeley Center for Theoretical Physics, World Premier International Research Center Initiative, Bay Area Science Festival

Join us for this exciting symposium featuring public talks by Nobel Laureates Yuan T. Lee (Chemistry, 1986), Taka'aki Kajita (Physics, 2015), and Saul Perlmutter (Physics, 2011), as well as committee members, historians and journalists.

Edible Cookie Dough Sale on Sproul

Sale | November 1 – 2, 2017 every day | 10 a.m.-2 p.m. |  Sproul Plaza

 ASUC (Associated Students of the University of California)

On Wednesday and Thursday, FoodInno will table on Sproul with DOUGHP cookie dough for our fundraiser. For anyone and everyone who misses that childhood sneaking Tollhouse unsafe-to-eat raw cookie dough! By the scoop or on an ICE CREAM CONE! Come through, you won't want to miss it!

We are also holding a featured event with the OG DOUGHP founder herself, hear about the dope story and join on a...   More >

EECS Internship Open House

Career Fair | November 1 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. | Memorial Stadium, Field Club

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Please bring your student ID and plenty of paper copies of your resume.

Register at: https://goo.gl/forms/TjhmEsqIuet7Mr252

Attending will be:
C3 IoT
IXL Learning
Voleon Group

Discovery Station: Cactus and Agave

Miscellaneous | November 1 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

The UC Botanical Garden has one of the most diverse plant collections in the world. Visit at our Docent-led interactive Discovery Station to learn more about a particular plant topic. This month's topic: CACTUS & AGAVE

Geometric Representation Theory Seminar: Steenrod operations and the Coulomb branch

Seminar | November 1 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 738 Evans Hall

 Gus Lonergan, MIT

 Department of Mathematics

We use Steenrod's construction to show that the quantum Coulomb branch of Braverman-Finkelberg-Nakajima is a Frobenius-constant quantization in the sense of Bezrukavnikov-Finkelberg.

“Mechanobiology of epithelial cells in physically heterogeneous environments”

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

 Amit Pathak, Washington University in St. Louis

 Bioengineering (BioE)

The ability of epithelial cells to move through complex tissue barriers fundamentally regulates important physiological and pathological phenomena, such as embryogenesis, organ development, wound repair, and tumor metastasis. In pathogenesis, including fibrosis and cancer, matrix stiffening is known to induce epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) and enhance cell migration in clustered...   More >

City as Nexus: Global Urban Humanities Fall 2017 Colloquium

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

Various Guest Lecturers, Global Urban Humanities Initiative

 Global Urban Humanities

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

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

Noon Concert: University Gospel Chorus

Performing Arts - Music | November 1 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

D. Mark Wilson, director
“Singing with the Saints: An Interpretation of Dia De Los Muertos in Gospel Songs”
With this week’s recognition of the Day of the Dead and Halloween, The UCB Gospel Chorus shares a concert of gospel music recognizing saints, ancestors, and divine beings like angels whose memories and music bring strength to everyday life.
You are invited not only to sing with those...   More >

Plant and Microbial Biology Plant Seminar: "Reprogramming root cells for AM symbiosis"

Seminar | November 1 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall

 Maria Harrison, Cornell University

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

Most vascular flowering plants are able to form symbiotic associations with arbuscular mycorrhizal (AM) fungi. These associations, named ‘arbuscular mycorrhizas’, develop in the roots, where the fungus colonizes the cortex to access carbon supplied by the plant. The fungal contribution to the symbiosis includes the transfer of mineral nutrients, particularly phosphorus, from the soil to the...   More >

Maria Harrison

Service Robots in Human Environments are Here with Steve Cousins: CITRIS Fall 2017 Research Exchange Series

Seminar | November 1 | 12-1 p.m. | 310 Sutardja Dai Hall

 Steve Cousins, CEO, Savioke

 CITRIS and the Banatao Institute

Steve Cousins is CEO of Savioke. He is passionate about building and deploying robotic technology to help people. Before founding Savioke, he was the President and CEO of Willow Garage, where he oversaw the creation of the robot operating system (ROS), the PR2 robot, and the open source TurtleBot.

Travel Like a Transfer

Information Session | November 1 | 12-1 p.m. |  Conference Room, Stiles Hall (basement of MLK Student Union)

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Are you a transfer student who is interested in studying abroad? Attend this information session and learn how you can study abroad during your time at Cal.

A Berkeley Study Abroad adviser will discuss programs and planning strategies, while a panel of transfer students who have studied abroad will share their perspectives and experiences from study abroad.

SURF Summer Research Scholarships Info Session

Information Session | November 1 | 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

MVZ LUNCH SEMINAR: Ben Ashby "Finding your niche: How competition drives patterns of diversity"

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

 Ben Ashby

 Museum of Vertebrate Zoology

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

Arts and Science in a Public Learning Laboratory: Arts + Design Wednesdays at BAMPFA

Lecture | November 1 | 12-1:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Theo Watson, Partner/Creative Director, Design IO; Eric Siegel, Director, University of California Botanical Garden at Berkeley

 Arts + Design

Science and art were not always considered separate disciplines, and many argue that the reintegration of art and science will foster new, more responsive, more humane, and more inclusive practices in both fields. Theo Watson will present his work at the intersection of art and science, followed by a dialogue with Eric Siegel.

Theodore Watson is an artist, designer and experimenter...   More >

Some Assembly Required: Using pXRF to Reconstruct the Production History of a Proto-Corinthian Helmet

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

 Jesse Obert, University of California, Berkeley Department of History

 Archaeological Research Facility

This paper will present new conclusions about the development of ancient Greek military equipment and a deeper understanding of ancient Mediterranean metalsmithing. In the summer of 2017, I studied a Proto-Corinthian helmet at the Hearst Museum, object 8-4597, with an X-Ray Florescence (pXRF) spectrometer. Although ancient historians and classical archaeologists often cite object 8-4597, very...   More >

Cook Well Berkeley Healthy Cooking Series: Plant-Powered Meals (BEUHS641)

Workshop | November 1 | 12:10-1 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club

 Kim Guess, RD, Be well at Work - Wellness

 Be Well at Work - Wellness

Eating mostly plants is good for your health, your wallet, your taste buds, and the planet! Learn to prepare hearty, eco-friendly meals that may help improve your cholesterol, blood pressure, blood sugar, weight, and risks of cancer, heart disease, and diabetes. Demonstration, recipes, and samples provided.

  Register online

Climate change advocacy and ad hominem attacks

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

 Shahzeen Attari, Assistant Professor, Indiana University Bloomington

 Institute of Personality and Social Research

Debates about climate change often involve ad hominem attacks. Each side is accused of insincerity, of merely serving special interests. In particular, those who advocate policies to promote energy conservation or otherwise reduce CO2 emissions can be challenged if their personal energy use appears to be high. Our studies indicate that an attack based on high personal carbon footprint can be...   More >

Social Capital and the Dark Side of Social Networks for Health: Stephanie Child, UC Berkeley

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

 Stephanie Child, Postdoctoral Fellow, UC Berkeley, Sociology Department

 Population Science, Department of Demography

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

The Politics of Secularism: Religion, Diversity, and Institutional Change in France and Turkey

Lecture | November 1 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Murat Akan, Associate Professor of Political Science and International Relations, Boğaziçi University

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Join the CMES for a book talk by Murat Akan, Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science and International Relations at Boğaziçi University.

AEI's Arthur Brooks: How the Competition of Ideas Can Reunite the Country

Lecture | November 1 | 1-2 p.m. | Bancroft Hotel, Great Hall

 2680 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94705

 Arthur Brooks, American Enterprise Institute

 Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost

Dr. Arthur Brooks, president of the American Enterprise Institute, will blend social science, philosophy, and history to offer a better vision for American political discourse – and practical, actionable tactics that each of us can use to help heal the competition of ideas in this country.

This is an event for Berkeley students only. RSVP at https://ucbevents.wufoo.com/forms/r1cvpu3f0pubt1m/

Study Abroad Office Hours at the Transfer Center

Meeting | October 18 – December 13, 2017 every Wednesday | 1-3 p.m. |  César E. Chávez Student Center

 Berkeley Study Abroad

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.

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | February 1 – December 6, 2017 the first Wednesday of the month every month with exceptions | 1:30-2:45 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join us for a free, docent-led tour of the Garden as we explore interesting plant species, learn about the vast collection, and see what is currently in bloom. Meet at the Entry Plaza.

Free with Garden admission
Advanced registration not required

Tours may be cancelled without notice.
For day-of inquiries, please call 510-643-2755
For tour questions, please email gardentours@berkeley.edu...   More >

London School of Economics and Political Science General Course

Information Session | November 1 | 3-4:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Berkeley Study Abroad

The General Course at LSE is a fully integrated year of undergraduate study in one of the most vibrant, diverse and historical cities in the world. General Course students may study any combination of the 250+ undergraduate courses taught at the School, in disciplines as varied as Anthropology, Geography and Social Policy. Students earn UC credit and can use their UC financial aid as the program...   More >

Coffee Break

Social Event | October 4 – December 20, 2017 every Wednesday with exceptions | 3-4 p.m. |  Julie's Cafe

 2562 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

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.

Data Wrangling and Manipulation in R

Workshop | November 1 | 3-5 p.m. | 405 Moffitt Undergraduate Library

 Josh Quan, Library Data Lab


This workshop will introduce tools (notably dplyr and tidyr) that makes data wrangling and manipulation much easier. Participants will learn how to use these packages to subset and reshape data sets, do calculations across groups of data, clean data, and other useful stuff.

 Cal ID is required to enter Moffitt Library


  Register online

Manufactured Landscapes

Film - Documentary | November 1 | 3:10-5 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

This quietly provocative consideration of the mechanized sublime follows photographer Edward Burtynsky as he travels through China and Bangladesh recording large-scale industrial incursions into the landscape. Peter Mettler served as cinematographer and creative collaborator.

On Gaussian-width gradient complexity and mean-field behavior of interacting particle systems and random graphs

Seminar | November 1 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Ronen Eldan, Weizmann Institute of Science

 Department of Statistics

The motivating question for this talk is: What does a sparse Erd\"os-R\'enyi random graph, conditioned to have twice the number of triangles than the expected number, typically look like? Motivated by this question, In 2014, Chatterjee and Dembo introduced a framework for obtaining Large Deviation Principles (LDP) for nonlinear functions of Bernoulli random variables (this followed an earlier...   More >

The Russia Hack and the Challenge to American Democracy: David Sanger, Chief Washington Correspondent, The New York Times

Special Event | November 1 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium

 David Sanger, New York Times

 Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity (CLTC)

As part of our Fall 2017 Seminar Series the UC Berkeley Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity is honored to welcome David Sanger, a Pulitzer Prize-winning national security correspondent for The New York Times and one of the newspaper’s senior writers. Please RSVP to attend this event, which will be held on November 1, 2017 at 4pm, in Banatao Auditorium on the UC Berkeley campus.

  RSVP online by October 30.

David Sanger, New York Times

Topology Seminar (Main Talk): Boundary amenability of Out\((F_n)\)

Seminar | November 1 | 4-5 p.m. | 3 Evans Hall

 Mladen Bestvina, University of Utah

 Department of Mathematics

I will discuss boundary amenability and how to prove it for basic groups for most of the hour. The main interest in boundary amenability is that it implies the Novikov conjecture in manifold theory. I will then outline the main ideas in the proof of boundary amenability of Out\((F_n)\). This is joint work with Vincent Guirardel and Camille Horbez.

Insulin resistance: Insight from genetic studies

Seminar | November 1 | 4-5 p.m. | 114 Morgan Hall

 Joshua W. Knowles, Stanford

 Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology

EECS Colloquium: Cosmetic Computing, Fashioning Fashionables, and Epidermal Electronics: Towards a New Wearable Ecosystem

Colloquium | November 1 | 4-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, 306 (HP Auditorium)

 Eric Paulos, EECS / UC Berkeley

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

This talk will present and critique a new body of evolving collaborative work at the intersection of art, computer science, and design research. It will present an argument for hybrid materials, methods, and artifacts as strategic tools for insight and innovation within computing culture. The narrative will explore work across three primary themes – New Making Renaissance, Design Research, and...   More >

Leave out estimation of variance components

Seminar | November 1 | 4-5 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Patrick Kline, University of California, Berkeley

 Department of Statistics

We propose a general framework for unbiased estimation of quadratic forms of regression coefficients in linear models with unrestricted heteroscedasticity. Economic applications include variance component estimation in multi-way fixed effects and random coefficient models. The large sample distribution of our estimator is studied in an asymptotic framework where the number of regressors grows in...   More >

Ornit Shani | How India Became Democratic: Citizenship and the Making of the Universal Franchise

Panel Discussion | November 1 | 4-6 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 Ornit Shani, Faculty Member, Asian Studies Department, University of Haifa

 Peter Zinoman, Professor of History and Southeast Asian Studies

 Abhishek Kaicker, Assistant Professor, Department of History, UC Berkeley

 Lawrence Cohen, Professor of Anthropology and of South & Southeast Asian Studies, UC Berkeley

 Christopher Chekuri, Associate Professor of History, SF State University

 Berkeley Legal History Workshop (Department of History), Institute for South Asia Studies, Center for the Study of Law and Society (Berkeley Law)

Talk by Dr. Ornit Shani (University of Haifa), "How India Became Democratic: Citizenship and the Making of the Universal Franchise,” with commentary by Dr. Abhishek Kaiker (History, UC Berkeley), Dr. Lawrence Cohen (Anthropology, UC Berkeley), and Dr. Christopher Chekuri (History, SF State)

Applied Math Seminar: Interpolation of Manifold-Valued Functions via the Polar Decomposition

Seminar | November 1 | 4-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Evan Gawlik, University of California, San Diego

 Department of Mathematics

Manifold-valued data and manifold-valued functions play an important role in a wide variety of applications, including mechanics, computer vision and graphics, medical imaging, and numerical relativity. This talk will describe a family of interpolation operators for manifold-valued functions, with an emphasis on functions taking values in symmetric spaces and Lie groups. A key role in our...   More >

Representation Theory and Mathematical Physics Seminar: Bethe ansatz from geometry (II)

Seminar | November 1 | 4-5 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Andrey Smirnov, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

This talk is the summary of new geometric approch to the quantum integrable spin chains. As a warm up, I will illustrate these ideas on the example of $sl(2)$ XXZ spin chain: we will obtain conventianal $sl(2)$ Bethe ansatz for this model from geometry of cotangent bundles over grassmannians. In the second part we use same ideas to derive Bethe ansatz for moduli spaces of instantons. As a...   More >

Seminar 211, Economic History: Taxation under Learning-by-Doing

Seminar | November 1 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Alessandro Pavan, Northwestern University

 Department of Economics

Joint with Departmental Seminar. *Please note change in time/location seminar due to joint event.

Seminar 291, Departmental Seminar: Taxation under Learning-by-Doing

Seminar | November 1 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Alessandro Pavan, Northwestern University

 Department of Economics

Joint with Theory and Macro seminars

Seminar 237, Macroeconomics: ​"Taxation under Learning-by-Doing"

Seminar | November 1 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Alessandro Pavan

 Department of Economics

joint with Departmental Seminar

Panel Discussion of David Hollinger's "Protestants Abroad: How Missionaries Tried to Change the World but Changed America"

Panel Discussion | November 1 | 5-7 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 David A. Hollinger, Preston Hotchkis Professor of American History Emeritus, UC Berkeley

 Mary Elizabeth Berry, Class of 1944 Professor of History Emerita, UC Berkeley; Nancy F. Cott, Jonathan Trumbull Professor of American History, Harvard University; Bruce Kuklick, Nichols Professor of American History Emeritus, University of Pennsylvania; Daniel Sargent, Associate Professor of History, UC Berkeley

 Department of History

Between the 1890s and the Vietnam era, many thousands of American Protestant missionaries were sent to live throughout the non-European world. They expected to change the people they encountered, but those foreign people ended up transforming the missionaries. Their experience abroad made many of these missionaries and their children critical of racism, imperialism, and religious orthodoxy.

Climate Change: The Defining Health Challenge and Opportunity of the 21st Century: A Lancet Countdown Event

Lecture | November 1 | 5-7 p.m. | David Brower Center, Goldman Theater and Wolf Gallery

 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Gina Solomon, Deputy Secretary for Science and Health, California Environmental Protection Agency; Rachel Morello-Frosch, Professor, UC Berkeley; John Balmes, Professor, UC Berkeley and UCSF; Hector De La Torre, Member, California Air Resources Board

 Linda Rudolph, Director, Center for Climate Change and Health, Public Health Institute

 Public Health, School of, Berkeley Energy and Climate Institute, Public Health Institute

On October 31, the Lancet Countdown will release its first annual report tracking climate change and health indicators across five key domains. Our panelists will discuss the implications of the report and California’s role as the U.S. leader in climate change mitigation policy.

  Register online

The Knowledge of/about Migrants: Preconceptions. Misconceptions. Limits.

Lecture | November 1 | 6-9 p.m. |  Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)

 Armin Nassehi, LMU Munich

 Julie Weise, University of Oregon

 Institute of European Studies, GHI West

30 years after opening its doors in the US capital, the German Historical Institute Washington (GHI) is expanding its operations to the Pacific Coast. Please join us for the opening event of GHI West. Armin Nassehi's keynote is the first in a series of annual Bucerius lectures funded by the ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius, one of the major German private foundations active in the field of...   More >

  RSVP online or by calling Heike Friedman at 510-643-4558, or by emailing Heike Friedman at events-west@ghi-dc.org

Reading and Book Signing: Jed Perl and Alexander S. C. Rower

Reading - Nonfiction | November 1 | 6-7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

We celebrate the publication of Jed Perl’s major biography of Alexander Calder with this reading and conversation featuring the author and the president of the Calder Foundation.

Career Connections: Environment and Sustainability

Career Fair | November 1 | 6-8 p.m. |  Sproul Hall

 Student Environmental Resource Center

More details to come!

Toastmasters on Campus Club: Learn public speaking

Meeting | July 2, 2014 – June 27, 2018 every Wednesday with exceptions | 6:15-7:30 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

 Toastmasters on Campus

Toastmasters has been the world leader in teaching public speaking since 1924. Meetings are an enjoyable, safe, self-paced course designed to get you up and running as a speaker in only a few months.

ARCH Lecture: Amanda Williams

Lecture | November 1 | 6:30-8 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

WED, NOV 1, 6:30pm. Amanda Williams is a visual artist who trained as an architect.

East Bay Science Cafe- The humanity of artificial intelligence

Presentation | November 1 | 7-8:30 p.m. |  Restaurant Valparaiso

 1403 Solano Ave, Albany, CA 94706

 R. Stuart Geiger, Berkeley Institute for Data Science


Today, “artificial intelligence” seems to be everywhere — in our phones, vacuums, hospitals, and inboxes — but it can be hard to separate science fiction from science fact. Many discussions about AI imagine a fully autonomous superintelligence that designs itself with little to no human intervention, making decisions in ways that humans cannot possibly understand. Yet the work of designing,...   More >

the Humanity of Artificial Intelligence

Life After Life: November's Movie at Moffitt

Film - Documentary | November 1 | 7-9 p.m. | 405 Moffitt Undergraduate Library


Life After Life follows the stories of Harrison, Noel, and Chris as they return home from San Quentin State Prison. After spending most of their lives incarcerated, they are forced to reconcile their perception of themselves with a reality they are unprepared for.

Each struggles to overcome personal demons and reconstruct their fractured lives. Grappling with day-to-day challenges and striving...   More >

 Must have a UCB student ID for entrance.

Life After Life Poster

Coding and Decoding

Film - Documentary | November 1 | 7-9 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Canyon Cinema employee and Total Mobile Home founder David Sherman presents a program that explores place and time through artists’ observations and others’ documentation, including works by Dominic Angerame, Greta Snider, Michael Wallin, and Sherman, from 1988 to 2002.

Zaytuna College Lecture Series with Dr. William Barylo: Muslims in the West: Embodying the Change

Lecture | November 1 | 7-9 p.m. | Zaytuna College, Sanctuary

 2401 Le Conte Ave., Berkeley, CA 94709

 Dr. William Barylo, Sociologist, Film-Maker, Author, Light Inc.

 Graduate Theological Union

Zaytuna College invites you to their upcoming Lecture Series, occurring on Wednesday evenings from 7:00pm - 9:00pm at 2401 Le Conte Ave. Berkeley, CA 94709 throughout the Fall semester with renowned speakers such as UC Berkeley Anthropology Professor Laura Nader, Political Science Professor Steven Fish, CAIR Director Zahra Billoo, Stanford Comparative Literature and Classical Arabic Professor...   More >