<< Week of November 12 >>

Thursday, November 16, 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.

Men's Basketball vs. Wofford

Sport - Intercollegiate - Basketball | November 16 |  Haas Pavilion

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Men's Basketball hosts Wofford at Haas Pavilion.

Men's Soccer NCAA Tournament: NCAA 1st Round

Sport - Intercollegiate - Soccer | November 16 |  Edwards Track Stadium

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Men's Soccer hosts the NCAA Tournament at Edwards Stadium.

Berkeley Communicators Toastmasters Club: To Gain Confidence and Find Your Voice

Meeting | January 19 – November 16, 2017 the third Thursday of the month every month | 7:30-8:30 a.m. |  Au Coquelet Cafe (backroom)

 2000 University Avenue, Berkeley, CA

 Berkeley Communicators Toastmasters Club

Find out how to improve your public speaking skills and build confidence through the Toastmaster.

If you have wanted to improve your communication skills, practice public speaking and leadership, but find it difficult to do it on your own, this is the place for you.

Meetings: 1st and 3rd Thursday 7:30am - 8:30am every month
Free street parking and close to Downtown Berkeley BART

Revisiting the Free Speech Movement at UC Berkeley

Workshop | November 16 | 9 a.m.-2 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 UC Berkeley History-Social Science Project

The UC Berkeley History-Social Science Project invites you to explore the history of the Free Speech Movement that occurred at UC Berkeley in the Fall of 1964. Participants will be introduced to a unit on student activism that was created in concert with the 50th anniversary commemoration of the movement, examine how the FSM has been remembered through memorials on campus, and view artifacts in...   More >

$50

  Register by calling 510-643-0897, or by emailing ucbhssp@berkeley.edu

​New Nationalism and Universities: Global Perspectives on Politics and Policy and the Future of Higher Education: An International Conference to Celebrate the Center for Studies in Higher Education’s 60th Anniversary

Conference/Symposium | November 16 – 17, 2017 every day | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium

 Center for Studies in Higher Education , Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Institute of Governmental Studies, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES), University World News, Carnegie Corporation of New York

To celebrate the Center for Studies in Higher Education's (CSHE) 60th Anniversary, the Center is hosting a two-day international conference on 16 and 17 November 2017 at the iconic UC Berkeley campus in Berkeley, California.


Interested in attending? Register here: www.cshe.berkeley.edu/events/new-nationalism-and-universities

International Education Week

Special Event | November 13 – 17, 2017 every day | 9 a.m. |  Stephens Hall

 Peter Burt

 Berkeley Study Abroad

International Education Week is November 13-17!

We will be celebrating with a variety of information sessions and events all week long:

Global Bear Festival, Hosted by BIO
Tuesday 11/14. 5:00-8:30 p.m., I-House

Global Internships Info Session
Wednesday 11/15 12:00-1:00, Barrows 126

L&S Breadth Requirements Abroad
Wednesday 11/15 1:30-2:30, 102 Wurster

Non-Traditional...   More >

Paris/Berkeley/Bonn/Zürich Analysis Seminar: On the stabilization of 1-D hyperbolic systems

Seminar | November 16 | 9:10-10 a.m. | 238 Sutardja Dai Hall

 Jean-Michel Coron, Université Paris 6

 Department of Mathematics

This talk is on the stabilization of systems modeled by means hyperbolic systems in one space dimension. These systems appear in various real life applications (navigable rivers and irrigation channels, heat exchangers, plug flow chemical reactors, gas pipe lines, chromatography,...). On these systems we study the stabilization problem. We show how to construct explicit stabilizing feedback laws....   More >

A Theory of How Columns in the Neocortex Enable Learning the Structure of the World

Seminar | November 16 | 12 p.m. | 560 Evans Hall

 Jeff Hawkins, Numenta

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Neocortical regions are organized into columns and layers. Connections between layers run mostly perpendicular to the surface suggesting a columnar functional organization. Some layers have long-range excitatory lateral connections suggesting interactions between columns. Similar patterns of connectivity exist in all regions but their exact role remain a mystery. Here, we propose a network model...   More >

Oliver E. Williamson Seminar

Seminar | November 16 | 12-1:30 p.m. | C330 Haas School of Business

 Mike Callen, Professor, UCSD

 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 >

Bancroft Library Roundtable: Native Claims Across Nations: Indigenous Land Ownership in Mexican and U.S. California, 1840-1860

Lecture | November 16 | 12-1 p.m. | Faculty Club, Lewis-Latimer Room

 Julia Lewandoski, doctoral candidate, History, UC Berkeley

 Bancroft Library

The vast majority of indigenous Californians never received land promised to them after Mexico secularized California's missions in 1834. Drawing mainly from land case files in The Bancroft Library, Julia Lewandoski will trace the stories of those who did receive grants from Mexico in the 1840s. These communities used legal systems to gain and keep land after California became a U.S. state in 1850.

Camille Francois: Principal Researcher, Jigsaw

Seminar | November 16 | 12-1 p.m. | 205 South Hall

 Camille Francois, Principal Researcher, Jigsaw

 Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity (CLTC)

As the final event in our Fall 2017 Seminar Series, the UC Berkeley Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity is honored to present Camille Francois, Principal Researcher at Jigsaw, a think tank and technology incubator within Google / Alphabet.

  RSVP online by November 13.

Camille Francois

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 >

San Joaquin County: Big Game Luncheon

Social Event | November 16 | 12-1:30 p.m. |  Brookside Country Club

 3603 St Andrews Drive, Stockton, CA 95219

 Dave Labeouf; Mark Marquess

 Cal Alumni Association, Cal Club of San Joaquin County

Price: $20 for lunch with no-host bar
Contact: Jim Dugoni at
jimdugoni@gmail.com
or call 209-607-9661

Speakers:Big Game Stars from the Past
Former Cal Lineman, Dave Labeouf
Former Stanford Quarterback: Mark Marquess

$20

Breema: Moving Meditation for Balance and Harmony (BEUHS039)

Workshop | November 16 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Education Center

 Angela Porter, MCT, RAS, MFTi, The Breema Center

 Be Well at Work - Employee Assistance

Breema is a body centered meditation/mindfulness practice that creates a profound experience of relaxation, balance, and harmony. In this workshop, participants will learn simple self-care exercises aimed at unifying the energies of body and mind in the direction of being present. Many and varied, the movements include gentle stretches, rhythmic movements, and unique postures. Each exercise...   More >

Research Colloquium with Genevieve Graaf: Medicaid-Expansion and Home and Community-Based Care for Youth with Complex Behavioral Healthcare Needs

Colloquium | November 16 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Haviland Hall, Commoms

 Social Welfare, School of

Though one in ten of all children and adolescents have complex behavioral health care needs, many are prevented from accessing the level of mental health care they need due to financial or insurance-related barriers. In this study, mixed methods are used to examine relationships between public mental health funding and health coverage, and unmet mental health needs for these youths and their...   More >

Origins of temperate adapted maize and implications for global germplasm

Seminar | November 16 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Kelly Swarts, Max Planck Institute for Developmental Biology

 Department of Integrative Biology

[Peterson Speaker Series] Divestment vs Engagement: Activism in Investing

Panel Discussion | November 16 | 12:30-2 p.m. | Haas School of Business, Spieker Forum (Chou Hall)

 Anne Simpson, Investment Director of Sustainability, CalPERS; Jagdeep Singh Bachher, Chief Investment Officer and Vice President of Investments, University of California, Office of the President; Adam Sterling, Founder, Sudan Divestment Task Force and Conflict Risk Network

 Wendy Walker, Managing Director and an Outsourced Chief Investment Officer, Cambridge Associates

 Center for Responsible Business, Berkeley-Haas Investment Club

Presenting vastly different theories of change for activism in investing, the three panelists will be presenting their points of view and debating the best ways to achieve social impact while still upholding their fiduciary duty. Wendy Walker, Managing Director and an Outsourced Chief Investment Officer at Cambridge Associates will moderate this debate.

$0

  Register online

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

Information Session | November 16 | 1-2 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 >

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.

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: Pfaffian Sign Theorem for the Dimer Model on a Triangular Lattice.

Seminar | November 16 | 2-3 p.m. | 732 Evans Hall

 Drazen Petrovic, Purdue University

 Department of Mathematics

We prove the Pfaffian Sign Theorem for the dimer model on a triangular lattice embedded in the torus. More specifically, we prove that the Pfaffian of the Kasteleyn periodic-periodic matrix is negative, while the Pfaffians of the Kasteleyn periodic-antiperiodic, antiperiodic-periodic, and antiperiodic-antiperiodic matrices are all positive. The proof is based on the Kasteleyn identities and on...   More >

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

Workshop | November 16 | 2-3 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 >

Benjamin Siegel | Hungry Nation: Food, Famine, and the Making of Modern India

Lecture | November 16 | 3-4:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Benjamin Siegel, Assistant Professor of History, Boston University

 Institute of International Studies, Institute for South Asia Studies

Benjamin Siegel is a historian of modern South Asia, with particular interests in the politics and economic life of India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh in global contexts. His first book project, Hungry Nation: Food, Famine, and the Making of Modern India (Cambridge University Press, 2018), interrogates the ways in which problems of food and scarcity has structured Indian citizens’...   More >

Cell adhesion and signaling pathways governing CNS development and cancer

Seminar | November 16 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

 Joseph McCarty, MD Anderson Cancer Center

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Latinos and the Environment Seminar 2

Seminar | November 16 | 4 p.m. |  Center for Latino Policy Research

 2547 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA 94720

 Center for Latino Policy Research

We are proud to announce our second seminar brought by our new Latinos and the Environment Initiative. Latinos are impacted by environmental conditions in all aspects of their lives such as transportation, labor, and housing. We know our communities are concerned about the impacts of adverse environmental conditions on their lives and wellbeing.

Join us at The Center for Latino Policy...   More >

Prophets and Patriots: Faith in Democracy across the Political Divide

Colloquium | November 16 | 4-5:30 p.m. |  2538 Channing (Inst. for the Study of Societal Issues)

 Ruth Braunstein, Assistant Professor, Sociology, University of Connecticut

 Center for Ethnographic Research, Center for Right-Wing Studies, Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion

In the wake of the Great Recession and amid rising discontent with government responsiveness to ordinary citizens, Braunstein followed participants in two very different groups—a progressive faith-based community organization and a conservative Tea Party group—as they set out to become active and informed citizens, put their faith into action, and hold government accountable.

Precarity and Dependence in the "Sharing" Economy

Lecture | November 16 | 4-6 p.m. | 2521 Channing Way (Inst. for Res. on Labor & Employment), IRLE Director's Room

 Juliet Schor, Professor of Sociology, Boston College

 Ruth Berins Collier, Professor of Political Science, UC Berkeley; Annette Bernhardt, Director, Low-Wage Work Program, The Labor Center at IRLE

 Institute of Research on Labor & Employment, The Scholars Strategy Network

The sharing economy debuted to grand claims about its ability to change the world for the good--it would encourage social connection, use assets more efficiently, and be better for the environment. For earners on platforms, it promised flexibility, freedom and the ability to become a "micro-entrepreneur." Ten years in, the reality is far more complex. In this talk, Schor discusses her...   More >

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Mathematics Department Colloquium: What is quantum chaos?

Colloquium | November 16 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Semyon Dyatlov, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Where do eigenfunctions of the Laplacian concentrate as eigenvalues go to infinity? Do they equidistribute or do they concentrate in an uneven way? It turns out that the answer depends on the nature of the geodesic flow. I will discuss various results in the case when the flow is chaotic: the Quantum Ergodicity theorem of Shnirelman, Colin de Verdière, and Zelditch, the Quantum Unique Ergodicity...   More >

The Berkeley Seminar on Global History: Is it a good idea to try to teach the history of everything?

Seminar | November 16 | 5-7 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 David Christian, Professor, Department of Modern History, Politics and International Relations — Macquarie University

 Department of History, Institute of International Studies

David Christian (D.Phil. Oxford, 1974) is by training a historian of Russia and the Soviet Union, but since the 1980s he has become interested in world history and in history at very large scales and across many disciplines.

Iffat Fatima | Khoon Diy Baarav (Blood Leaves its Trail): A Screening followed by Discussion with the Filmmaker

Film - Documentary | November 16 | 5-7:30 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Iffat Fatima, Documentary Filmmaker

 Angana Chatterji, Visiting Research Anthropologist; Co-chair, Project on Political Conflict, Gender and People's Rights Center for Race and Gender

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies, Project on Political Conflict, Gender and People's Rights at the Center for Race and Gender

A screening followed by discussion with independent documentary filmmaker Iffat Fatima on her most recent film Khoon Diy Baarav (Blood Leaves its Trail) that explores issues of violence and memory in Kashmir.

NABJ Presents: “Objectivity through the Black Lens”

Panel Discussion | November 16 | 5:30-8 p.m. | North Gate Hall, Library (Room 142)

 Graduate School of Journalism

Local black journalists will talk about their experiences covering racially polarizing topics including, officer-involved shootings, offensive marches, and violent rallies on our campus and throughout the Bay Area.

Panelists include:
Otis Taylor, SF Chronicle
Marcus Thompson, The Athletic
Dawn Porter, Trilogy Films
Millie Jefferson, Audible, NPR

This event will be open to students of...   More >

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Napa Valley: Big Game Party

Social Event | November 16 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. |  Downtown Joe's

 902 Main Street, Napa, CA 94559

 Cal Alumni Association, Napa Valley Cal Alumni Club

Annual Big Game party with our counterparts from Stanford in downtown Napa.

The New Fire Film Screening: What if the solution to climate change was hiding in plain sight?

Film - Documentary | November 16 | 5:30-7:45 p.m. |  Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center

 David Schumacher

 Nuclear Engineering (NE)

Nuclear power has become a villain in popular culture and among much of the environmental community. Yet the next-generation reactors currently in development may actually be key to avoiding global catastrophe. The young entrepreneurs heading this energy revolution realize they’re up against more than the climate clock – they need to convince all of us that the new nuclear is safe and achievable....   More >

$0

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Phoebe's Cast Collection: Two Millennia of Copies and Replicas at the Hearst Museum

Lecture | November 16 | 6-8 p.m. |  Hearst Museum of Anthropology

 Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

This talk will provide an introduction to UC Berkeley's collection of nearly 300 casts of Greek and Roman sculptures from the Classical period - examining both how these plaster copies were made from original sculptures in Europe, and how they travelled to California at the turn of the 20th century. This will be contextualized within a larger discussion of the copying tradition, starting in the...   More >

Community Dinner: Vegan Potluck

Miscellaneous | November 16 | 6-8 p.m. | 102 Sproul Hall

 Student Environmental Resource Center

In honor of Hunger & Homelessness Awareness Week, SERC is hosting a community potluck dinner for the sustainability community! Come bring a vegan dish and your own bowl/utensil. Meet others interested in environmentalism while enjoying great food, art, and community!

Men's Basketball vs. Wofford

Sport - Intercollegiate - Basketball | November 16 | 6 p.m. |  Haas Pavilion

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Men's Basketball hosts Wofford at Haas Pavilion.

Cripping the Renaissance: Lamentation, Consolation, and Disability in Cervantes and Milton: a talk by Elizabeth B. Bearden

Lecture | November 16 | 6-8 p.m. | 300 Wheeler Hall

 Elizabeth B. Bearden, Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison

 Department of English, Townsend Center for the Humanities, Program in Disability Studies

"In this talk, I focus on works by two disabled authors of the early modern period: Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra and John Milton. I propose that these authors draw on the art of consolation—particularly Petrarch’s De Remediis and the Psalms—to depict the lows and highs of their lived experience of disability. Furthermore, they employ transgressive reappropriation when responding to ablist...   More >

You are what you eat: A Restorative Storytelling Potluck

Social Event | November 16 | 6-8 p.m. | 102 Sproul Hall

 The Student Environmental Resources Center (SERC)

Come on out with a plant-based dish and a story to share over a delicious meal and good company! The Student Environmental Resources Center (SERC) is hosting an open, reflective space to discuss and illustrate our personal relationships with our food as we approach the holiday season, as well as learn more about food security, justice, and sovereignty in the context of decolonizing our food...   More >

Berkeley Water Group's World Toilet Day

Seminar | November 16 | 6-8 p.m. | B100 Blum Hall

 Berkeley Water Group

Join Students, Practitioners, and Professors for a conversation on this year’s theme: sanitation storytelling, fecal sludge management.

Certificate Program in Project Management

Information Session | November 16 | 6-7 p.m. | UC Berkeley Extension (SF Campus at 160 Spear St.), Room 608

 UC Berkeley Extension

Discover how you can excel in the expanding field of project management with a certificate that meets the high professional standards of the Project Management Institute.

  Make reservations online or by calling 510-642-4111

Alumnae Career Advancement Series: Women in Government and Public Service

Panel Discussion | November 16 | 6:30-9 p.m. |  Alumni House

 Cal Alumni Association

The Alumnae Career Advancement series continues with our third event focusing on women in government and public service. We're spotlighting Cal women who have made strides in these fields, and offering Cal alumnae with an opportunity to grow their networks and learn from their peers.

Our panelists include:

- Assemblywoman Catherine Baker J.D. '00 | 16th District, California State...   More >

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Tongues Untied

Film - Documentary | November 16 | 7-8:05 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

“Black men loving black men is the revolutionary act,” Marlon Riggs asserts with his experimental, poetic, erotic, fiercely proud, and highly influential personal documentary. With Richard O. Moore’s 1963 record of James Baldwin’s visit to San Francisco, Take This Hammer. 

Professional Sequence in Agile Management

Information Session | November 16 | 7-8 p.m. | UC Berkeley Extension (SF Campus at 160 Spear St.), Room 608

 UC Berkeley Extension

Find out how Agile Management—a framework of values, principles and practices that allows managers to plan work, engage teams and leverage changing market conditions—can make a difference in your career as a manager.

 Please refer to UNEX 1066. Make reservations online or by calling 510-642-4111

Careers in Transportation Alumni Panel

Panel Discussion | November 16 | 7-8 p.m. | 534 Davis Hall

 ASUC (Associated Students of the University of California)

TRANSOC will host a transportation career panel featuring alum panelists working in various fields of transportation, including consulting, tech, transit, and planning on Nov 16 at 7 PM. This is a great chance to fully explore the career possibilities waiting for you after graduation. Mark your calendar now and invite your non-transportation friends, too!

~~Careers in Transportation Alumni...   More >

Theater: TDPS Presents "Mechanics of Love"

Performing Arts - Theater | November 16 – 18, 2017 every day | 8-9:30 p.m. |  Zellerbach Playhouse

 Department of Theater, Dance & Performance Studies

A man who forgets everything falls in love with a ballerina who forgets nothing. Until, that is, she falls in love with him. And his wife. And the mechanic. Characters frolic through life in this pirouette of a play that questions how we love, who we choose, and the cost of making sense of it all.

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

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