<< Week of November 05 >>

Thursday, November 9, 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.

Bollywood and Beyond: 3rd i's 15th Annual SF Int'l South Asian Film Festival

Film - Series | November 9 – 18, 2017 every day with exceptions |  Screenings at different locations: November 9-12 (San Francisco) November 18 (Cupertino)

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

The Subir & Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies and the Institute for South Asia Studies at UC Berkeley cosponsor 3rd i's 15th Annual SF International South Asian Film Festival. (November 9-12 and November 18, 2017).

Ten Minutes to Improving Science Achievement (NSTA Milwaukee)

Workshop | November 9 | 8-9:30 a.m. |  Wisconsin Center

 400 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, WI 53203

 FOSS Project staff, Lawrence Hall of Science, University of California, Berkeley

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

Hearing the word “assessment” can strike fear and trepidation into the hearts of both teachers and students.  Join FOSS developers to learn how assessment can be transformed into an integrated teaching tool that both teachers and students grades 3–8 can embrace to create a classroom culture that motivates effort and growth to improve student achievement.

Fall Bird Walk

Tour/Open House | November 9 | 9:30-11 a.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Fall migrants are arriving in the garden! Come see our first winter sparrows, and search for other newcomers such as warblers and thrushes.

$20, $18 members

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

Allen’s Hummingbird feeding on Nicotiana tomentosiformis in the South American Area, photo by Melanie Hofmann

Developing Outreach Activities to Highlight Your Research: Why should science outreach be an essential component of research labs and scientist training?

Workshop | November 9 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 375 LeConte Hall

Kate Spohr, Professor, Dept. of Psychology, Coalition for Education and Outreach

 David Whitney, Professor, Dept. of Psychology; Brian Wang, PhD student, Sarpong Lab, Dept. of Chemistry

 Traci Grzymala, Community Resources for Science

 Coalition for Education and Outreach (CEO)

Why should science outreach be an essential component of research labs and scientist training? In this session, we focus on how to develop an effective and engaging outreach activity that incorporates the focal research of your lab group or program.

VS Club Meeting

Meeting | November 9 | 12-1 p.m. | Minor Hall, Student Lounge (392)

 VS Club

Oliver E. Williamson Seminar

Seminar | November 9 | 12-1:30 p.m. | C330 Haas School of Business

 Supreet Kaur, Professor, UC Berkeley

 Haas School of Business

The Oliver E. Williamson Seminar on Institutional Analysis, named after our esteemed colleague who founded the seminar, features current research by faculty, from UCB and elsewhere, and by advanced doctoral students. The research investigates governance, and its links with economic and political forces. Markets, hierarchies, hybrids, and the supporting institutions of law and politics all come...   More >

Politically Engaged Science: A Brownbag Lunch Series

Seminar | September 14 – December 21, 2017 every Thursday with exceptions | 12-1 p.m. | 103 Mulford Hall

 Dept. of Environmental Science, Policy, and Mgmt. (ESPM)

This series challenges the notion that science and politics should not mix. Building on the March for Science and the People's Climate March, we'll discuss how research in the public interest can make an impact in a political environment dominated by corporate interests, from the major parties to the media.

Weekly discussions will focus on case studies of activist scientists, political...   More >

The MNS blood group and resistance to malaria

Seminar | November 9 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Ellen Leffler, University of Oxford

 Department of Integrative Biology

Drop-in Pre-Health Advising

Miscellaneous | September 7 – December 7, 2017 every Thursday with exceptions | 1-4 p.m. | 260 Mulford Hall

 Caitlin Green or 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.

Breastfeeding Your Baby/Returning to Work or School (BEUHS602)

Workshop | November 9 | 1-4:15 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

 Laura Monin, IBCLC, Certified Lactation Consultant


This 3 hour class is taught by a certified lactation consultant and is broken up into two parts.
The first portion of the class, 1-3 pm, addresses breastfeeding basics and problem solving. The second portion of class, 3:15-4:15pm, covers returning-to-work planning and breast pumps. Those who have already attended a breastfeeding class are welcome to join the last portion of the class.

Please...   More >

Ingenuity Pathway Analysis (IPA) workshop

Workshop | November 9 | 1:30-4:30 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, Bioscience Library Training Room, 2101 VLSB

 Devendra Mistry, Ph.D., Field Applications Scientist, Qiagen


A representative from Qiagen will offer a hands-on training workshop on using IPA to interpret expression data (including RNA-seq).


  Registration opens October 9. Register online or or by emailing Elliott Smith at esmith@library.berkeley.edu by November 9.

EHS 201 Biosafety in Laboratories

Course | November 9 | 1:30-3:30 p.m. | 177 Stanley Hall

 Office of Environment, Health & Safety

This training is required for anyone who is listed on a Biological Use Authorization (BUA) application form that is reviewed by the Committee for Laboratory and Environmental Biosafety (CLEB). A BUA is required for anyone working with recombinant DNA molecules, human clinical specimens or agents that may infect humans, plants or animals. This safety training will discuss the biosafety risk...   More >

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – January 4, 2019 every Sunday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday with exceptions | 1:30-2:45 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

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

Free with Garden admission
Advanced registration not required

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

Representation Theory and Mathematical Physics Seminar: Perturbative Chern-Simons invariants from quantum BV-BFV formalism.

Seminar | November 9 | 2-3 p.m. | 732 Evans Hall

 Konstantin Wernli, University of Zurich

 Department of Mathematics

I will report on recent developments in the computation of Perturbative Chern-Simons invariants via cutting and gluing in the quantum BV-BFV formalism. In particular, I will present results on theta-invariants of lens spaces that agree with earlier works of Kuperberg, Thurston and Lescop. This is ongoing joint work with A. Cattaneo and P. Mnev.

The Views of Populists: What Trump Voters’ Perspectives and Perceptions of Trump Voters Tell Us About U.S. Democracy

Colloquium | November 9 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, Warren Room

 Katherine Cramer, Director, Morgridge Center for Public Service and Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Arlie Hochschild, Professor Emerita, Sociology, UC Berkeley

 Center for Right-Wing Studies, Thelton Henderson Center for Social Justice, Department of Political Science, Department of Sociology

Lecture by Katherine Cramer, Director, Morgridge Center for Public Service and Professor, Department of Political Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison

Arlie Hochschild, Professor Emerita, Sociology, UC Berkeley as a respondent.

Market Entanglements: Fortune and Risk in a Chinese Bubble

Colloquium | November 9 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Bryna Goodman, History, University of Oregon, Eugene

 Wen-hsin Yeh, History, UC Berkeley

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

In 1921-2 Chinese entrepreneurs established more than one hundred and fifty stock exchanges in Shanghai and several other cities, more exchanges than existed in the rest of the world at that time. Nearly all of these new, Western-styled financial institutions collapsed within a year. What were people thinking? Using a variety of sources—financial texts, newspaper advertisement, satirical essays,...   More >

Mathematics Department Colloquium: The Global Histories of Mathematics

Colloquium | November 9 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Tomoko L. Kitagawa, UC Berkeley Center for Science, Technology, Medicine and Society

 Department of Mathematics

We will go on a round-the-world tour of the history of science, technology, and mathematics through six major cities (Amsterdam, Rome, Goa, Kyoto, Beijing, and Paris) of the 17th-century world. The goal of this time travel journey is to capture the circulation of scientific ideas that led to the expansion of imagination. While tracing mathematical ideas, we will discover unexpected connections...   More >

International Sanctions and the Sino-North Korean Border Economy

Colloquium | November 9 | 5-7 p.m. | 141 McCone Hall

 Kevin Gray, University of Sussex

 Center for Korean Studies (CKS)

Come join us as Kevin Gray talks about the unintended consequences of economic sanctions against North Korea on the Sino-North Korean border economy.

Sheryl-Ann Simpson: Planning for Citizenship

Lecture | November 9 | 5-7 p.m. | Wurster Hall, 112 Auditorium

 Sheryl-Ann Simpson, Department of City & Regional Planning, College of Environmental Design

 Department of City and Regional Planning

Sheryl-Ann Simpson is an Assistant Professor in the Landscape Architecture & Environmental Design unit at the University of California, Davis. She examines the relationships between states and citizens, and explores variety of urban issues, including immigration, housing, and urban health. The connective thread in Simpson’s work is an interest in the voices, experiences, and ideas of individuals...   More >

Harjant Gill | On North Indian/Punjabi Masculinities: A Screening followed by Discussion with the Filmmaker

Lecture | November 9 | 5-7:30 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Harjant S. Gill, Documentary Filmmaker and Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Towson University

 Karen Nakamura, Robert and Colleen Haas Distinguished Chair in Disability Studies and Professor of Anthropology Graduate advisor, UCB-UCSF Joint Program in Medical Anthropology

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies, Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society - Disability Studies cluster, Department of Gender and Women's Studies, Project on Political Conflict, Gender and People's Rights

A evening with Prof. Harjant S. Gill, an Indian documentary filmmaker who teaches visual anthropology at Towson University. His films explore topics related to gender, sexuality, religion and belonging in India and among Indians in diaspora.

The Future of the EU after Brexit: Implications for Transatlantic Relations from a German Perspective

Lecture | November 9 | 5-7 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Jana Puglierin, Alfred von Oppenheim Center for European Policy Studies at the German Council on Foreign Relations

 Institute of European Studies, The San Francisco Eric M. Warburg Chapter of the American Council on Germany

This presentation will cover the future of the European integration process after the German elections with a focus on the role of Germany, Franco-German relations, the implications of Brexit on the cohesion of the EU-27, the common security and defense policy, and the impact of this process on transatlantic relations from the German point of view.

Dr. Jana Puglierin is head of the Alfred...   More >

Open Mic Night

Performing Arts - Other | November 9 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. |  Anthony Hall

 Coalition for Diversity at Berkeley Law

The purpose of this event is to create a space for law students of differing affinities to community build and bond over heartfelt performances, including spoken word poetry. This event is ADA accessible.

Northern California Bats: Demystifying and Discovering these Amazing Animals

Special Event | November 9 | 6-7:30 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley | Note change in date

 Botanical Garden

Come learn about our CA native bats with Director of NorCal Bats Corky Quirk. In her presentation, you will learn about the nature of bats and their importance in our environment, as well as discuss the harmful myths that surround these animals. Live bats will be presented and seeing these small, almost cuddly creatures might forever change how you feel about these amazing mammals.

$15 Adult/ $10 Adult Member/ $5 Youth (ages 3-17)

 Sold out.

Union Time: Film Screening and Director Talk: Union Time: Fighting for Workers’ Rights

Film - Documentary | November 9 | 6-8 p.m. | 2521 Channing Way (Inst. for Res. on Labor & Employment), Large Conference Room

 UC Berkeley Labor Center

Screening of this film will be followed by Q & A with director Matthew Barr.

Union Time: Fighting for Workers’ Rights tells the story of one of the greatest union victories of the 21st century—the fight to organize Smithfield Foods’ pork processing plant in Tar Heel, North Carolina. From 1993 to 2008, workers struggled against dangerous working conditions, intimidation, and low pay. They were...   More >

Searching for Dark Matter: SuperCDMS (Cryogenic Dark Matter Search)

Tour/Open House | November 9 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | 375 LeConte Hall

 Matt Pyle, Department of Physics


What is dark matter? For decades, firm astronomical evidence from observations of stars and galaxies has indicated that most of the matter in the universe cannot be seen directly in telescopes. Instead, this matter must be observed indirectly through its gravitational pull on the objects that we can see. This is how the term “dark matter” was coined…But how do we search for something we can’t...   More >


  Registration opens October 23. Register online by November 8.

Bullet Cluster-evidence of gravitational effects of dark matter

The Nine Muses

Film - Feature | November 9 | 7-8:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

John Akomfrah uses Homer’s Odyssey as a point of departure for this cinematic exploration of migration, exile, alienation, and the definition of home, with the experiences of Caribbean and African migrants in the 1950s as its base.

Can Nature Save Us? Stories from the Natural World

Lecture | November 9 | 7-8:30 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium

 M. Sanjayan, PhD, Chief Executive Officer, Conservation International

 College of Natural Resources

2017 Horace M. Albright Lecture in Conservation

At a time when humanity’s demands on the natural world have never been greater, Dr. M. Sanjayan’s keynote address highlights nature’s essential role in creating a livable future for people everywhere.

Concerto Auditions

Performing Arts - Music | November 9 | 7:30 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

Students audition for a chance to solo with the UCBSO in Spring 2018
Free and open to the public.

Les Arts Florissants: William Christie, director

Performing Arts - Music | November 9 | 8 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Les Arts Florissants, directed by William Christie, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

The French early-music ensemble Les Arts Florissants has earned international acclaim for reviving Baroque opera with vivid theatricality, keen musicological insight, and a distinctly modern dramatic sense. Director William Christie leads the ensemble in two sonically rich works involving supernatural powers meddling in mortal affairs—Purcell's transcendent Dido and Aeneas and Charpentier's...   More >

$48 - 86

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

Les Arts Florissants performs Thursday, November 9, 2017 in Zellerbach Hall.