<< Week of November 12 >>

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

CANCELLED! ARCH Lecture: Mary-Ann Ray

Lecture | November 15 |  Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

CANCELLED! WED, NOV 15. Please note: This lecture has been CANCELLED!

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.

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 >

Botanical Names Demystified

Lecture | November 15 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Do plant names ever seem intentionally obscure and hard to remember? Do you wonder how they got their names and why? This program will break down botanical nomenclature, looking at some of the most common Greek and Latin vocabulary and the rules for plant naming. We will also examine the ways that names reflect politics, patronage, and advances in the science of botany.

Free with Garden Admission

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

Introduction to Georeferencing

Workshop | November 15 | 10-11:30 a.m. | 356 Barrows Hall

 Susan Powell, Library

 Library

This workshop will cover the basic concepts involved in georeferencing/georectifiying a digital image and provide hands-on practice using a web-based interface. Georeferencing involves “spatializing” scanned maps or aerial imagery so they can be used in a geographic information system (GIS).

We will cover the basics of topics such as projections, coordinate systems, and the theory behind...   More >

Blood Drive

Special Event | November 15 | 11 a.m.-6 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, East Pauley Ballroom

 Be Well at Work - Wellness Program

Big Game drive! Competition with Stanford for most pints collected.
Blood Drives at UC Berkeley are sponsored by the American Red Cross (ARC) to provide much needed blood to hospitals throughout the Bay Area.
Blood Drives at UC Berkeley are held once a month. Appointments to donate are encouraged and walk-ins are always welcome. Drives are held at two locations on all dates from 11am-6pm: MLK-...   More >

Food Systems Policy and Communications Workshop Series 2017–18: Session 1: Policy Engagements: Do's, Dont's, and Dares

Workshop | November 15 | 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. | 112 Hilgard Hall

 Gina Banks Daly, Director, UC Berkeley Federal Government Relations

 Berkeley Food Institute

Session 1: Policy Engagement: Dos, Don’ts and Dares

Overview of legal guidelines and description of best practices in policymaking and a “dare” to engage more fully in policy and government.

Featuring: Gina Banks Daly, UC Berkeley Government Relations

  RSVP online

Plant and Microbial Biology Plant Seminar: "Cellular basis of immunity"

Seminar | November 15 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall

 Silke Robatzek, The Sainsbury National Lab

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

A paradigm for more than a decade, it has been known that host membranes respond to pathogen perception. It is now clear that the secretory and endocytic trafficking network are engaged by the plant’s immune system to actively defend against potential pathogens. Reciprocally, invasive pathogens have evolved means to utilize these trafficking pathways for the suppression of plant defences and to...   More >

Life and Labor in the Industrial Frontier: Archaeology of the Samuel Adams Limekilns, Santa Cruz, California

Lecture | November 15 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 David Hyde, University of California, Berkeley Department of Anthropology

 Archaeological Research Facility

Beginning in the 1850s a lime extraction and processing industry took root in Santa Cruz County, California, supplying the American West Coast with a critical construction and manufacturing material. Over the subsequent 70 years, the industry shifted from being comprised of number of independently owned and operated operations to being monopolized by a single regional conglomerate. Throughout...   More >

Curating and Collecting Across Media: Arts + Design Wednesdays at BAMPFA

Lecture | November 15 | 12-1:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Aebhric Coleman, Director, Kramlich Collection

 Arts + Design

In Curating and Collecting Across Media, Aebhric Coleman will discuss collecting and curating artwork that mixes media forms across visual art objects, film, performance, and new technologies.

Biography
Aebhric Coleman is Director of Kramlich Collection, a collection of art by Richard and Pamela Kramlich recognized as one of the most important private international collections of media,...   More >

“Organ-Specific Microvascular Engineering towards Regeneration and Disease Modeling”

Seminar | November 15 | 12-1 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Ying Zheng, University of Washington

 Bioengineering (BioE)

Engineered tissues have emerged as promising new approaches to repair damaged tissues as well as to provide useful platforms for drug testing and disease modeling. Outstanding challenges remain in 1) the lack of well-defined and mature cell sources to facilitate translational outcomes and 2) the lack of control over vascular structure and perfusion efficiency in engineered 3D tissue constructs,...   More >

MVZ LUNCH SEMINAR: Ari Martinez "Eavesdropping influences the Realized Niche of Neotropical Mixed-Species Bird Flocks”

Seminar | November 15 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 Grinnell Miller Library

 Ari Martinez

 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 >

Noon Concert: Gamelan

Performing Arts - Music | November 15 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

Ben Brinner and Midiyanto, co-directors
A concert of Javanese and Balinese gamelan music by Department of Music performers


FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC 

Featuring the Music Department’s varied and diverse performance activities, the Department of Music presents a series of free weekly concerts each semester in Hertz Hall. Inaugurated in 1953, these concerts are very popular and well...   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 >

Global Internships Information Session

Information Session | November 15 | 12-1 p.m. | 126 Barrows Hall

 Berkeley Study Abroad

General Global Internships Information Session

What is Adabiyāt?: Forging Persian Literature and Its Domain (1860-1920)

Lecture | November 15 | 12-1 p.m. | 254 Barrows Hall

 Aria Fani, PhD Candidate, Dept. of Near Eastern Studies, UC Berkeley

 Near Eastern Studies

What is literature? Posing this fundamental question allows me to critically delve into the conceptual history of literature in Persian in the mid-nineteenth and the early-twentieth centuries. In a way, this is a story of how a literary discourse was formed and later became an institution, casting its epistemic shadow over all modes of literary and cultural production in the Persian-speaking...   More >

Core Essentials for Better Posture (BEUHS402)

Workshop | November 15 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

 Greg Ryan, Campus Ergonomist, Be well at Work - Ergonimics

 Be Well at Work - Ergonomics

Improve your posture through awareness and exercise. Learn about common muscular imbalances and postural patterns. Practice strengthening, stretching, and stability exercises to promote healthy postures and better balance. Wear comfortable clothing. Enroll online through the UC Learning Center.

  Register online

Population at the End of the Age of Aid: Landis Mackellar, Population Council

Colloquium | November 15 | 12:10-1:10 p.m. | 2232 Piedmont, Seminar Room

 Landis Mackellar, Senior Associate/Co-Editor, Population and Development Review, Population Council

 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.

From Egosystem to Ecosystem: Motivations of the Self in Social Relationships

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

 Jennifer Crocker, Professor, Ohio State University

 Institute of Personality and Social Research

I propose that in their social interactions, people may be energized by egosystem motivation in which they are preoccupied with proving their own worth and value to themselves and others, or by ecosystem motivation in which they strive to be constructive and supportive of people and things they care about beyond themselves. These two motivational systems, I suggest, are scaffolded onto evolved...   More >

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.

gradSERU Workshop

Workshop | November 15 | 2-4:30 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, Room 370

 Student Experience in the Research University (SERU)

The Center for Studies in Higher Education and the Student Experience in the Research University (SERU) Consortium will hold a SERU Graduate Student Experience Workshop on November 15th that will feature recent data and analysis from the new SERU Graduate Student Survey and will serve as an introduction to the survey and the Consortium for interested research-intensive campuses.

Japanese Language Resources

Information Session | November 15 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 341 East Asian Library

 Toshie Marra

 Library

Introduction to research resources in Japanese language in the area of humanities and social sciences.

Topology Seminar (Introductory Talk): Introduction to open book decompositions and Lefschetz fibrations

Seminar | November 15 | 2-3 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Bahar Acu, Northwestern

 Department of Mathematics

The global topology and geometry of symplectic and contact manifolds have undergone a vast expansion over the past two decades following the groundbreaking results of Giroux who outlined a program for characterizing high dimensional contact manifolds in terms of open book decompositions with certain symplectic pages, of Gromov who introduced pseudoholomorphic curve theory studying solutions to...   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.

Study Abroad in Japan

Information Session | November 15 | 3-5 p.m. | 442 Stephens Hall

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Learn about study abroad opportunities in Japan and a variety of financial resources, including scholarships from the Japanese government. During this event, students will have the opportunity to hear from past study abroad students and representatives from the Japanese Consulate, partner universities in Japan, and Berkeley Study Abroad.
*The room for this event is accessible by stairs only. If...   More >

The Tarnished Angels

Film - Feature | November 15 | 3:10-4:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Rock Hudson plays a New Orleans newspaperman who develops an unprofessional fascination with carnival fliers Robert Stack and Dorothy Malone in Douglas Sirk’s drama, based on a story by William Faulkner and shot in sweeping CinemaScope black-and-white.

Mechanisms of DNA double-strand break repair

Seminar | November 15 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building

 Tanya Paull, University of Texas at Austin

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Python FUN!damentals: Part 4

Workshop | November 15 | 4-7 p.m. | 405 Moffitt Undergraduate Library

 Rachel Jansen, D-Lab

 Library

This four-part, interactive workshop series is your complete introduction to programming Python for people with little or no previous programming experience. By the end of the series, you will be able to apply your knowledge of basic principles of programming and data manipulation to a real-world social science application.

 Cal ID required to enter Moffitt Library

 free

  Register online

Octavio Paz, Mexican Politics, and the Media: Lecture with Priscila Dorella

Lecture | November 15 | 4 p.m. | 2334 Bowditch (Center for Latin American Studies), Conference Room

 Priscila Dorella

 Center for Latin American Studies

The writing of Mexican poet Octavio Paz (1914-1998) reflects a constant engagement with social questions of his time. His ideas about the role of intellectuals, politics, and the media are expressed in poems, essays, radio programs, and television. In this lecture, Professor Dorella will present some of the controversies that were generated by Paz’s political position in the media.

Representation Theory and Mathematical Physics Seminar: Higher categories, generalized cohomology, and condensed matter.

Seminar | November 15 | 4-5 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Theo Johnson-Freyd, Perimeter Institute

 Department of Mathematics

I will report on joint work in progress with Davide Gaiotto on the classification of gapped phases of matter. I will explain what symmetry protected phases are and why they are classified by reduced generalized group cohomology. I will also introduce the notion of "condensable n-algebra," and the higher category thereof, as an axiomatization of the algebraic structure enjoyed by gapped phases...   More >

Probing neural circuits with shaped light

Seminar | November 15 | 4-5 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Na Ji, University of California, Berkeley

 Department of Statistics

To understand computation in the brain, one needs to understand the input-output relationships for neural circuits and the anatomical and functional relationships between individual neurons therein. Optical microscopy has emerged as an ideal tool in this quest, as it is capable of recording the activity of neurons distributed over millimeter dimensions with sub-micron spatial resolution. I will...   More >

Women in the Red Army, 1941-1945

Lecture | November 15 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 270 Stephens Hall

 Oleg Budnitskii, Professor of History, and Director, International Center for the History and Sociology of World War II and Its Consequences, National Research University - Higher School of Economics, Moscow

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

During the years of the Great Patriotic War about 500,000 women were called up to serve in the Red Army. In the Second World War, the Soviet Union was not the only country to enlist women in the military. But the Soviet experience was unique in the fact that a significant number of women served in combat units. Female pilots and snipers attained the greatest fame. Some women served as tank crew...   More >

Brain Storming EECS Colloquium: Deep Learning; the Reincarnation of Analog Computing

Colloquium | November 15 | 4-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, 306 (HP Auditorium)

 Eli Yablonovitch

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

About seventy years ago analog computing was regarded as having equal prospects as digital computing. Operational amplifiers could provide analog differentiation and integration functions. Nonetheless analog computing disappeared, being unable to provide the precision and dynamic range required for solving real problems.

The emergence of Deep Learning has been accompanied by the realization...   More >

Topology Seminar (Main Talk): The Weinstein conjecture for iterated planar contact structures

Seminar | November 15 | 4-5 p.m. | 3 Evans Hall

 Bahar Acu, Northwestern

 Department of Mathematics

The Weinstein conjecture asserts that the Reeb vector field of every contact form carries at least one closed orbit. The conjecture was proven for all closed 3-dimensional manifolds by Taubes. Despite considerable progress, it is still open in higher dimensions. In this talk, we will talk about its history and define notions of iterated planar contact manifolds and iterated planar Lefschetz...   More >

Investigating Mechanisms and Treatment of Skeletal Muscle Atrophy

Seminar | November 15 | 4-5 p.m. | 114 Morgan Hall

 Christopher Adams, University of Iowa

 Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology

GSAC Seminar: Distributed Ammonia Synthesis

Colloquium | November 15 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall

 Dr. Ed Cussler Jr, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

 Department of Chemical Engineering

We are developing a small-scale ammonia synthesis plant powered by wind energy. This is a major departure, because ammonia is currently made with energy from fossil fuels, especially natural gas. In contrast, the wind energy used here is sustainable but stranded,
far from urban population centers but near locations of ammonia fertilizer demand. The wind energy is converted to electricity used...   More >

International Scholarships in Higher Education: Pathways to Social Change

Panel Discussion | November 15 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Robin Marsh, Senior Researcher, Institute for the Study of Societal Issues, UC Berkeley; Anne Campbell, Assistant Professor, Graduate School of International Policy & Management, Middlebury Institute for International Studies

 Aryn Baxter, Assistant Research Professor and Director of the Mastercard Foundation Scholars Program at Arizona State University

 Institute for the Study of Societal Issues, Institute of International Studies, Center for Advanced Studies in Global Education, Arizona State University, Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey, Center for Studies in Higher Education

This event will be the West Coast book launch for International Scholarships in Higher Education: Pathways to Social Change (Palgrave MacMillan/Springer Nature, 2017), co-edited by Joan Dassin, Robin Marsh and Matt Mawer. The book explores the multiple pathways from international scholarships to positive social change presenting the latest research on scholarship policy and practice and outcome.

How to Write a Research Proposal Workshop

Workshop | November 15 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Leah Carroll

 Office of Undergraduate Research

If you need to write a grant proposal, this workshop is for you! You'll get a headstart on defining your research question, developing a lit review and project plan, presenting your qualifications, and creating a realistic budget.

The workshop is open to all UC Berkeley students (undergraduate, graduate, and visiting scholars) regardless of academic discipline. It will be especially useful for...   More >

American Identity in the Age of Trump: Jefferson Memorial Lecture featuring George Packer

Lecture | November 15 | 4:10 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium

 George Packer, Staff Writer, The New Yorker Magazine

 Graduate Division

George Packer will present the Jefferson lecture on Wednesday, November 15, 2017, in conjunction with the observance of Constitution Day. The lecture, entitled "American Identity in the Age of Trump," will be held in the Chevron Auditorium of International House and is free and open to the public. No tickets are required.

George Packer

Humanizing Deportation

Conference/Symposium | November 15 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 356 Barrows Hall

 Robert Irwin, Professor, Department of Spanish and Portuguese, University of California, Davis; Guillermo Alonso Meneses, Professor, Department of Cultural Studies, Colegio de la Frontera Norte

 Berkeley Center for New Media, Digital Humanities at Berkeley

This digital storytelling project aims to make visible the range of humanitarian issues that proliferate in our current regime of mass human displacement. This UC-MEXUS funded collaboration between UC Davis and El Colegio de la Frontera Norte (with additional participation of colleagues from other institutions, including UC Berkeley) has assisted community members in producing a bilingual open...   More >

The Berkeley Forum In Discussion with Alexandra Petri

Special Event | November 15 | 6-8 p.m. |  Free Speech Movement Café (Moffitt Library)

 Alexandra Petri, The Washington Post

 Library, Free Speech Movement Café Educational Programs

The Berkeley Forum in discussion with Alexandra Petri, the columnist behind The Washington Post’s ComPost blog and author of
A Field Guide to Awkward Silences. Ms. Petri writes satirical and lighthearted pieces on contemporary news, politics and points of view. The Berkeley Forum staff will moderate the forum and allow audience questions afterwards with Ms. Petri.

The Good Neighbor: Addressing Global Poverty in an Age of Xenophobia

Lecture | November 15 | 6-7 p.m. | David Brower Center, Tamalpais Room

 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94607

 William Easterly

 Goldman School of Public Policy

The fight against global poverty is connected to the contentious issue of migration from poor to rich countries. The connection of the war on poverty to the war on terror perpetrates a stereotype of poor people as violent, unintentionally fueling xenophobia and restrictions on migration. The good news is that economic ideas are the best antidote to xenophobia, opening the door again to migration...   More >

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.

The Clean Energy Emergency: with Daniel Kammen

Lecture | November 15 | 6:30-7:30 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium

 Master of Development Practice

Professor Dan Kammen, a global thought leader for clean energy and energy access, reflects on lessons learned from three decades on the frontlines of the clean energy debates and what those lessons portend for the future of global energy and the planet.

The Short Films of Hayoun Kwon

Film - Short | November 15 | 7-8:05 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

The artist joins us to present five of her short films using animation and new technologies that reflect on historical truth and personal meaning, whether in the Korean DMZ or modern France.

Zaytuna College Lecture Series with Professor Alexander Key: Language Between God and the Poets

Lecture | November 15 | 7-9 p.m. | Zaytuna College, Sanctuary

 2401 Le Conte Ave., Berkeley, CA 94709

 Professor Alexander Key, Professor, Stanford University

 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 >

Thursday, November 16, 2017

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.

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 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

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 >

​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

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 >

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

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

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.

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 >

[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.

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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

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.

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 >

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 >

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 >

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 >

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

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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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.

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 >

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 >

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.

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.

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 >

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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.

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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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 >

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 >

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

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!

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.

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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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 >

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

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. 

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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