<< Week of November 26 >>

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Fall 2017 Architecture Sustainability Colloquium

Colloquium | August 25 – December 1, 2017 every day | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

FRIDAYS - AUG 25 through DEC 1. CHECK THE SCHEDULE FOR SPEAKERS. Bay Area Leaders discuss topics in sustainability.

Computer Health Matters: User Friendly Workstations (BEUHS400)

Workshop | November 29 | 8:30-9:30 a.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

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

 Be Well at Work - Ergonimics

Learn how to set up a user-friendly workstation and practice stretches to help relieve computer-related aches and pains. This workshop is required to qualify for computer ergonomics matching funds.

  Register online

Keyboards and Mice: Ergonomic Alternatives (BEUHS401)

Workshop | November 29 | 9:45-10:45 a.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

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

 Be Well at Work - Ergonimics

Learn about the ergonomics of keyboards and pointing devices, including appropriate workstation set-up, postures, and techniques for using them. Find out about the keyboards and pointing devices covered by the Computer Ergonomics Matching Funds Program. Enroll online at the UC Learning Center.

  Register online

TS-04 Improving Safety at Intersections

Course | November 29 – December 1, 2017 every day | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Online

 Nazir Lalani, PE, President, Traffex Engineers, Inc

 Institute of Transportation Studies

About 65 percent of all crashes in urban areas and 40 percent of those in rural areas occur at or near intersections or driveways. Safety improvements at these locations have always been a priority and pose a challenge for most transportation agencies in California.

$290.00

  Register online

Decoding the computations of high-level auditory neurons

Seminar | November 29 | 12 p.m. | 560 Evans Hall

 Joel Kaardal, Salk Institute

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Characterizing the computations performed by high-level sensory regions of the brain remains enigmatic due to the many nonlinear signal transformations that separate the input sensory stimuli from the neural responses. In order to produce interpretable models of these computations, dimensionality reduction techniques can be employed to obtain a description of the neural computation in terms of a...   More >

Alumni Panel of Curators Across Disciplines: Arts + Design Wednesdays at BAMPFA

Lecture | November 29 | 12-1:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Patricia Cariño Valdez, Curator and Director of Public Programs, ICA, San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art; René de Guzman, Director of Exhibition Strategy and Senior Curator of Art, Oakland Museum of California; Deena Chalabi, Barbara and Stephan Vermut Associate Curator of Public Dialogue, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

 Arts + Design

Three alumni curators from different organizations explore the process of curating objects, new technologies, and public experiences with different goals and in varied locations. Speakers will also discuss their Berkeley education and share ideas for further collaboration with the university and with Berkeley students.

MVZ LUNCH SEMINAR: Dale Clayton "On the origin of species: Experimental coevolutionary diversification in feather lice"

Seminar | November 29 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 Grinnell Miller Library

 Dale Clayton

 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: University Baroque Ensemble

Performing Arts - Music | November 29 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

Christine Brandes, director
Better with age:
Late works by masters of the Italian baroque
Works by Monteverdi, Vivaldi and Corelli


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...   More >

Summer Abroad Information Session

Information Session | November 29 | 12-1 p.m. | 166 Barrows Hall

 Summer Sessions

Come learn about new and returning Summer Abroad programs for 2018. For a full listing of locations, please visit http://studyabroad.berkeley.edu/summerabroad.

“Diagnosing Disease on a Microchip: Scaling Up Micro- and Nano-Scale Diagnostics”

Seminar | November 29 | 12-1 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 David Issadore, Assistant Professor of Bioengineering, University of Pennsylvania

 Bioengineering (BioE)

The transformative growth in microelectronics in the latter half of the 20th century was fueled fundamentally by the ability to simultaneously miniaturize and integrate complex circuits onto monolithic chips. The impact of this growth has been profound– computing is pervasive and portable, communication is instant and global, and information is ubiquitously gathered and shared. My research aims...   More >

Hail Paths and Springs: An Ontological Study of Indigenous Engagements in the Lake Titicaca Basin

Lecture | November 29 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Christine Hastorf, Director, Archaeological Research Facility, University of California, Berkeley Department of Anthropology

 Jewell Soriano

 Archaeological Research Facility

This project is gathering ethnographic information of how contemporary dwellers talk about, engage with, and conceive of their landscape.

SURF Summer Research Scholarships Info Session

Information Session | November 29 | 1-2 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Sean Burns, Director, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

 Office of Undergraduate Research

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

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.

EH&S 403 Training Session

Course | November 29 | 1:30-2:30 p.m. | 370 University Hall

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

 Office of Environment, Health & Safety

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

Grappling with goodness in infancy and childhood

Lecture | November 29 | 3-4:30 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

 Arber Tasimi, Stanford University

 Department of Psychology

A fundamental question in cognitive science is how people weight and integrate competing considerations when deciding how to act. One of the most important everyday arenas of such conflict is the clash between moral considerations and self-interest––the familiar tension between wanting to do good and wanting to do well. In this talk, I will explore how children's judgments and memories reflect an...   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.

Regularity and strict positivity of densities for the nonlinear stochastic heat equation

Seminar | November 29 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Le Chen, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

 Department of Statistics

In this talk, I will present some recent progress in understanding the existence, regularity and strict positivity of the (joint-) density of the solution to a semilinear stochastic heat equation. The talk will consists two parts. In the first part, I will show that under a mild cone condition for the diffusion coefficient, one can establish the smooth joint density at multiple points. The tool...   More >

Allan C. Wilson Memorial Lecture: Genetic conflicts: beyond the usual suspects

Seminar | November 29 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building

 Harmit Malik, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Allan C. Wilson Memorial Lectures

What is Putinism?

Lecture | November 29 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Steve Fish, Professor of Political Science, UC Berkeley

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

Professor Fish will gives his insights on the concept of "Putinism."

New Insights into Hydrophobic Interactions Encoded by Chemical Nanopatterns

Colloquium | November 29 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall

 Nicholas L. Abbott, University of Wisconsin-Madison

 Department of Chemical Engineering

The structuring of water near non-polar molecular fragments or surfaces mediates cohesive interactions (so-called hydrophobic interactions) that underlie a broad range of biophysical, colloidal and materials-related phenomena. Substantial progress has been made during the past decade towards understanding hydrophobic interactions in simple model systems, but in most biological and technological...   More >

Applied Math Seminar: GPU Accelerated Incompressible Flow Solvers

Seminar | November 29 | 4-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Tim Warburton, Virginia Tech

 Department of Mathematics

My research team at Virginia Tech recently started to develop a new multi-GPU accelerated incompressible flow solver using high-order discontinuous Galerkin discretizations as part of the LLNL/ANL Center for Efficient Exascale Discretizations funded by the DOE Exascale Computing Project. I will discuss how GPU memory and processor architecture has influenced the design of the flow solver. In...   More >

Causal Inference in the Presence of Interference

Seminar | November 29 | 4-5 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Michael Hudgens, UNC-Chapel Hill

 Department of Statistics

A fundamental assumption usually made in causal inference is that of no interference between individuals (or units), i.e., the potential outcomes of one individual are assumed to be unaffected by the treatment assignment of other individuals. However, in many settings, this assumption obviously does not hold. For example, in infectious diseases, whether one person becomes infected depends on who...   More >

A critical role of the transcription factor, Sox9, in early adipose development

Seminar | November 29 | 4-5 p.m. | 114 Morgan Hall

 Olga Gulyaeva, UC Berkeley

 Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology

San Francisco World History Reading Group: The Art of Not Being Governed by James C. Scott

Meeting | November 29 | 5-7 p.m. |  TBD

 ORIAS (Office of Resources for International and Area Studies)

Teachers in ORIAS World History Reading Groups read one book each month within a global studies theme. Participants meet monthly to eat and spend two hours in collegial conversation. It is a relaxing, intellectually rich atmosphere for both new and experienced teachers.

 This event is for k-14 teachers.

  Register online or or by emailing Shane Carter at orias@berkeley.edu

Karabo Poppy Moletsane and Ashara Ekundayo in Conversation

Lecture | November 29 | 6 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Karabo Poppy Moletsane talks about her new Art Wall project with cultural strategist and curator Ashara Ekundayo.

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.

Zaytuna College Lecture Series with Dr. Khadija Harsolia: Captivity, Confinement and Resistance in Mudejar and Morisco Literature

Lecture | November 29 | 7-9 p.m. | Zaytuna College, Sanctuary

 2401 Le Conte Ave., Berkeley, CA 94709

 Dr. Khadija Harsolia, UC Riverside

 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 >

Silence and Sanctuaries

Lecture | November 29 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

“For decades Nathaniel Dorsky has been making works of rare and sometimes startling beauty” (New York Times). He presents his latest, Abaton and Elohim, along with two hand-painted films by Stan Brakhage.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Fall 2017 Architecture Sustainability Colloquium

Colloquium | August 25 – December 1, 2017 every day | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

FRIDAYS - AUG 25 through DEC 1. CHECK THE SCHEDULE FOR SPEAKERS. Bay Area Leaders discuss topics in sustainability.

Identifying and Addressing Workplace Bullying

Workshop | November 30 | 9 a.m.-3 p.m. | University Hall, Room 24

 Sara Thacker, Staff Ombuds Office

 Staff Ombuds Office

Bullying can take many forms, some of which are obvious and others of which, though more indirect, can be equally destructive to working relationships. Participants will learn about how to recognize bullying behavior; how to distinguish bullying from incivility; what climates encourage bullying; the impact of workplace bullying; options for how bystanders can effectively respond; and constructive...   More >

Botanical Illustration: Winter / Holiday

Workshop | November 30 – December 1, 2017 every day | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

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

$190, $175 members

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

TS-04 Improving Safety at Intersections

Course | November 29 – December 1, 2017 every day | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Online

 Nazir Lalani, PE, President, Traffex Engineers, Inc

 Institute of Transportation Studies

About 65 percent of all crashes in urban areas and 40 percent of those in rural areas occur at or near intersections or driveways. Safety improvements at these locations have always been a priority and pose a challenge for most transportation agencies in California.

$290.00

  Register online

Women's Basketball vs. Seattle

Sport - Intercollegiate - Basketball | November 30 | 11:30 a.m. |  Haas Pavilion

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Women's Basketball hosts Seattle at Haas Pavilion.

Women in Tech: A Symposium on Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Conference/Symposium | November 30 | 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m. |  UC Santa Cruz Silicon Valley Campus

 3175 Bowers Avenue, Santa Clara, CA 95054

 CITRIS and the Banatao Institute, Women in Technology Initiative at University of California, College of Engineering, Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity (CLTC)

Demonstrated benefits of a diverse leadership team and workforce include more robust market insights, improved strategic decisions and increased financial success. Yet from tech accelerators and startup companies to venture capital firms and established industries, female technologists, founders and investors often struggle to marshal support for their ideas. In 2016, companies led by men...   More >

$25 University Student/Faculty/Staff, $50 Non-profit/Government/Small Business, $100 Corporate

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 >

Oliver E. Williamson Seminar

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

 Nicholas Ryan, Professor, Yale University

 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 >

Post-transcriptional gene regulation in the aging brain: stress, cellular identity, diversity and disruption

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

 Peter Sudmant, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 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.

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

Workshop | November 30 | 1-2 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 >

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 >

Seminar 218, Psychology and Economics: Changes in Nutrient Intake at Retirement

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

 Mel Stephens, University of Michigan

 Department of Economics

Joint with Labor seminar

* Please note change in time due to joint event

Haas Scholars Program Info Session

Information Session | November 30 | 2:30-3:30 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Leah Carroll, Haas Scholars

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Learn about how to apply to this research program for your last year!

The Haas Scholars Program supports twenty undergraduates with financial need with their interest for conducting research during their final year at UC-Berkeley. Applicants are evaluated primarily on the merit and originality of their proposal for an independent research or creative project that will serve as the basis for a...   More >

Information seeking and randomization in human exploration and exploitation

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

 Robert Wilson, University of Arizona, Department of Psychology

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Bodies of Knowledge: Race, Power, and Pedagogy

Colloquium | November 30 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 691 Barrows Hall

 Center for Race and Gender

(En)Gendering Whiteness: A Historical Analysis of White Womanhood, Colonial Anxieties, and "Tender Violence" in US Schools
Natalee Kēhaulani Bauer, Graduate School of Education

The Latino Male Teacher: Discursive Formations, the Pressure to Perform, and the Possibility of Disidentification
Michael Singh, School of Education

Book Talk Series: Another Kind of Madness: A Journey Through the Stigma and Hope of Mental Illness

Reading - Nonfiction | November 30 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 227 Haviland Hall

 Stephen Hinshaw

 Library

Stephen Hinshaw, professor of Psychology (UC Berkeley) and Psychiatry (UC San Francisco) will discuss his newest book, "Another Kind of Madness", chronicling his father’s recurring mental illness and the doctor-enforced silence surrounding it, plus the crucial need to combat stigma. Books will be for sale, courtesy of Mrs. Dalloway's.

*The Library attempts to offer programs in accessible,...   More >

Mathematics Department Colloquium: Algebraic Structures on Polytopes

Colloquium | November 30 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Federico Ardila, San Francisco State University

 Department of Mathematics

Generalized permutahedra are a beautiful family of polytopes with a rich combinatorial structure and strong connections to optimization. We study their algebraic structure: we prove they are the universal family of polyhedra with a certain “Hopf monoid" structure. This construction provides a unifying framework to organize and study many combinatorial families:

1. It uniformly answers open...   More >

Maya Tudor | Nationalism as a Democratic Resource: Comparing India and Pakistan at 70

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

 Maya Tudor, Associate Professor of Government and Public Policy, Blavatnik School of Government Fellow, St. Hilda's College, Oxford University

 Institute for South Asia Studies, The Berkeley Pakistan Initiative, Department of Political Science

Dr. Maya Tudor, Associate Professor of Government and Public Policy, Blavatnik School of Government Fellow, St. Hilda's College, Oxford University

State-Building And Political Development In US Foreign Policy

Lecture | November 30 | 5-6:30 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room

 Dr. Francis Fukuyama, Freeman Spogli Institute

 Institute of International Studies, Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS)

Francis Fukuyama is Olivier Nomellini Senior Fellow at the Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies (FSI) at Stanford University, and the Mosbacher Director of FSI's Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law. He is professor (by courtesy) of political science.

Dr. Fukuyama has written widely on issues in development and international politics. His book, The End of History...   More >

States of Exception and Sudden Democracies in 20th Century Germany

Lecture | November 30 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Kathleen Canning, University of Michigan

 Institute of European Studies, Center for German and European Studies, GHI West

This talk is an extended think piece on the forging of democratic sensibilities as states of exception collapsed and democratic political forms were improvised and invented in 20th century Germany. The focus will be on 1918-19 with comparative reflections on 1945-48. In approaching democracy as a political form defined by recurrent crises of representation, I am interested in how democratic...   More >

GraphXD Seminar: Data-Driven Methods for Learning Sparse Graphical Models

Seminar | November 30 | 5:30-7 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Somayeh Sojoudi, EECS, Mechanical Engineering

 Berkeley Institute for Data Science

Learning models from data has a significant impact on many disciplines, including computer vision, medical imaging, social networks, neuroscience and signal processing. In the network inference problem, one may model the relationships between the network components through an underlying inverse covariance matrix. Learning this graphical model is often challenged by the fact that only a small...   More >

NaNoWriMo 2017 at UC Berkeley: Come Write In Sessions

Meeting | November 30 | 6-9 p.m. | Doe Library, Room 180 Doe Library

 Shannon Monroe, Head of Interlibrary Lending & Photoduplication, Interlibrary Services

 Library

Have you ever thought about writing a novel, but just didn’t think you had the time? You’re not alone. Working on an academic writing project and need help with productivity? Join us for NaNoWriMo 2017 at UC Berkeley, and write with fellow participants, students and colleagues in a supportive setting at Doe Library during National Novel Writing Month!

Rise of the Female Imam: Gender Reform in Islam

Panel Discussion | November 30 | 6-7:30 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Rabi'a Keeble, Founder, Qal’bu Maryam Women’s Mosque, Berkeley; Sherin Khankan, Imam, Mariam Mosque, Copenhagen; Amina Wadud, Research Scholar, Starr King School for the Ministry, Berkeley

 Mairaj Syed, Associate Professor of Religious Studies, UC Davis

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Join the CMES for a thought-provoking conversation on local and global gender reform in Islam, featuring founders of women mosques in California and Denmark and prominent scholars of Islamic studies.

Center Stage

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Maggie Cheung stars in Stanley Kwan’s modernist biopic on the life and tragic early death of Chinese film star Ruan Lingyu. “A masterpiece . . . the greatest Hong Kong film I've seen” (Jonathan Rosenbaum).

Friday, December 1, 2017

Chemistry Graduate Life Committee December Meeting

Meeting | December 1 | Latimer Hall, Bixby North

 Members, Chemistry Graduate Life Committee

 College of Chemistry

The Chemistry Graduate Life Committee exists to support graduate students in the Chemistry Department at UC Berkeley. We provide peer mentoring, advocate for graduate student wellness, coordinate social events, distribute news of campus events and resources, and coordinate recruiting weekends. We meet monthly. Joining the CGLC is easy: just show up and introduce yourself!

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.

Colloquium: Claire Chase

Colloquium | December 1 | 125 Morrison Hall

 Department of Music

Presented by Cal Performances in association with the Department of Music at UC Berkeley.

Claire Chase is a soloist, collaborative artist, curator and advocate for new and experimental music. Over the past decade she has given the world premieres of hundreds of new works for the flute in performances throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia, and she has championed new music throughout the...   More >

Botanical Illustration: Winter / Holiday

Workshop | November 30 – December 1, 2017 every day | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

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

$190, $175 members

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

Clark Kerr Garden Open Work Hours

Tour/Open House | October 27 – December 8, 2017 every Friday | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Clark Kerr Campus

 Campus Gardens

Located on the CKC campus, sponsored by UC Grounds Dept. and Cal Dining

TS-04 Improving Safety at Intersections

Course | November 29 – December 1, 2017 every day | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Online

 Nazir Lalani, PE, President, Traffex Engineers, Inc

 Institute of Transportation Studies

About 65 percent of all crashes in urban areas and 40 percent of those in rural areas occur at or near intersections or driveways. Safety improvements at these locations have always been a priority and pose a challenge for most transportation agencies in California.

$290.00

  Register online

Blood Drive

Special Event | December 1 | 11 a.m.-6 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, East Pauley Ballroom

 Be Well at Work - Wellness Program

Blood Drives at UC Berkeley are sponsored by the American Red Cross (ARC) to provide much needed blood to hospitals throughout the Bay Area.
Blood Drives at UC Berkeley are held once a month. Appointments to donate are encouraged and walk-ins are always welcome. Drives are held at two locations on all dates from 11am-6pm: MLK- Student Union – East Pauley Ballroom and Red Cross Bloodmobile (at...   More >

Labor Lunch Seminar: "$15 Minimum Wage Policies: Early Evidence."

Seminar | December 1 | 12-1 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Carl Nadler, IRLE

 Center for Labor Economics

Post-Baccalaureate Health Professions Program Online Information Session

Information Session | December 1 | 12-1 p.m. |  Online

 UC Berkeley Extension

Gain academic preparation in the sciences along with one-on-one advising to enhance your application to medical, dental or veterinary school, as well as to advanced degree programs in medical- and health-related fields.

  Register online

Jacobs Design Conversations: Steve Vassallo, "How to Design a Company that Matters"

Lecture | December 1 | 12-1 p.m. | 310 Jacobs Hall

 Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation

Foundation Capital general partner Steve Vassallo will speak at Jacobs Hall as part of the Jacobs Design Conversations series.

Dancing for Fun and Fitness (BEUHS605)

Workshop | December 1 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 251 Hearst Gymnasium

 Nadia Qabazard

 Be Well at Work - Wellness

Fit some fun and fitness into your day with these free, beginner dance classes. Zumba will be on 9/8 and 12/1, Samba will be on 10/6 and Polynesian/Hula will be on 11/3. No partner required. Comfortable clothing and athletic shoes recommended.

  Register online

Solid State Technology and Devices Seminar: Antenna-LED for on-chip optical communication

Seminar | December 1 | 1-2 p.m. | Cory Hall, 521 Cory (Hogan Room)

 Seth A. Fortuna, UC Berkeley

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Using an optical antenna, it is now possible to make spontaneous emission faster than stimulated emission. This alludes to the exciting possibility of an LED faster than the LASER. Such an antenna-coupled LED (or simply antenna-LED) is well-suited as a light source for on-chip optical communication where small size, fast speed, and high efficiency are needed to achieve the promised benefit of...   More >

Ground Penetrating Radar for Archaeology

Workshop | December 1 | 1-5 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Scott Byram, Research Associate, Archaeological Research Facility, UC Berkeley

 Archaeological Research Facility

At 1pm the workshop will begin at the UC Faculty Club lawn where subsurface features are being mapped.

 Workshops cost $50 for non-UC attendees. The workshops are free for students, faculty, and staff. Make reservations online

GSSI 350 Mhz Hyperstacking Antenna

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 >

Western Language Resources for East Asian Studies

Information Session | December 1 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 341 East Asian Library

 Bruce Williams

 Library

Introduction to locating materials and information in Western languages in the area of East Asian Studies by using library databases, catalogs and other bibliographic tools.

Translating Nanotechnologies into Clinical Settings to Measure Response to Novel Cancer Agents: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | December 1 | 2-3 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall | Note change in location

 Prof. Alice C. Fan, MD, Stanford University School of Medicine, Oncology

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

My laboratory studies how kinase inhibitors modulate protein signaling in patients with cancer. A barrier to this work has been the requirement for serial tumor samples from patients in order to measure changes in protein activation. To overcome this barrier, I use nanotechnologies to profile proteins in small numbers of patient tumor cells.

Our work addresses a series of questions at...   More >

BLC Fellows Forum

Presentation | December 1 | 3-5 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, B-4 (Classroom side)

 FAll 2017 BLC Fellows, UC Berkeley

 Berkeley Language Center

Teaching French Listening Comprehension and Cultural Awareness through Regional Variation
Elyse Ritchey, GSR, French
At the university level, French language instruction in the US traditionally includes a course on phonetics and pronunciation. While the major aim of such courses is to improve students’ speaking and listening competence, they also emphasize speaking ‘correctly’ using...   More >

MENA Salon

Workshop | December 1 | 3-4 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Every Friday in the semester, the CMES hosts an informal weekly coffee hour and guided discussion of current events in the Middle East and North Africa, open to all and free of charge. Check the calendar the Monday before the Salon for the current week's topic.

Dissertation Talk: Meta Learning for Control

Presentation | December 1 | 4-5 p.m. | 730 Sutardja Dai Hall

 Yan Duan, UC Berkeley

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Dissertation talk on meta learning for control: policy learning algorithms that can themselves generate algorithms that are highly customized towards a certain domain of tasks.

Seminar 208, Microeconomic theory (joint with departmental seminar)

Seminar | December 1 | 4-5:30 p.m. |  Evans Hall

 Alessandro Pavan, Northwestern

 Department of Economics

Note special time and place

Hydrogenase- and ACS-Inspired Bioorganometallic Chemistry

Seminar | December 1 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Marcetta Darensbourg, Department of Chemistry, Texas A&M University

 College of Chemistry

Enzyme active sites such as the [FeFe]- and [NiFe]-H2ases, as well as Carbon Monoxide Dehydrogenase and Acetyl coA Synthase, ACS, have inspired chemists to use well-established principles and synthetic tools of organometallic chemistry in the development of biomimetics. The usual purpose of such studies is to understand how first-row transition metals are rendered by nature into molecular...   More >

Solomon Northup’s Odyssey

Film - Feature | December 1 | 4 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Based on the 1853 memoir of a Northern black man kidnapped into slavery, Gordon Parks’s made-for-TV drama predates 12 Years a Slave by almost three decades. It has “a somber lyricism that’s hard to shake” (Bilge Ebiri).

Mashrou' Leila's Hamed Sinno: In Conversation at UC Berkeley

Special Event | December 1 | 5-7 p.m. | 125 Morrison Hall

 Hamed Sinno, Mashrou' Leila

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Join the Center for Middle Eastern Studies (CMES) for a conversation with Hamed Sinno, lead singer of the Lebanese band Mashrou' Leila, on art, aesthetics, performance, and what it means to be an artist today. How is artistic production and consumption changing in the Middle East and beyond? How are new aesthetic territories and experiments being defined? What is the political, cultural, and...   More >

East Bay World History Reading Group: Seeing Like a State by James C. Scott

Meeting | December 1 | 5-7 p.m. | ORIAS Office, Room 520 C

 1995 University Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704

 ORIAS (Office of Resources for International and Area Studies)

Teachers in ORIAS World History Reading Groups read one book each month within a global studies theme. Participants meet monthly to eat and spend two hours in collegial conversation. It is a relaxing, intellectually rich atmosphere for both new and experienced teachers.

 This event is for k-14 teachers.

  Register online or or by emailing Shane Carter at orias@berkeley.edu

Raina J. Léon, James Cagney, and Josiah Luis Alderete

Reading - Literary | December 1 | 6 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Raina J. Léon, James Cagney, and Josiah Luis Alderete perform their poetry.

Blow-Up

Film - Feature | December 1 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

“Set in a vividly mod Swinging London, Antonioni’s first English-language film [is] a cryptic murder mystery . . . a landmark of the decade’s observational outrage and Pop disposability” (Time Out).