<< Week of November 26 >>

Sunday, November 26, 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.

Suitcase Clinic Donations: Supply Drive for their 3 Clinics

Miscellaneous | November 20 – December 4, 2017 every day | University Hall, 207 Suite, Cubicle 4

 Division of Community Health Sciences

Items needed include basic toiletries, warm clothing, blankets, socks, infant/child supplies, packaged foods, gummy vitamins, etc.

Men's Soccer NCAA Tournament: NCAA Sweet 16

Sport - Intercollegiate - Soccer | November 26 |  Edwards Track Stadium

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

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

UC Gill Tract Community Farm Open Hours

Tour/Open House | November 5 – December 10, 2017 every Sunday | 12-5 p.m. |  UC Gill Tract

  San Pablo Ave, Albany, CA 94706

 Campus Gardens

The UC Gill Tract Community Farm is open to the public every Sunday-Thursday. Everyone is welcome! Please enter through the gate on Jackson St or the gate at San Pablo and Marin, during open hours.

NaNoWriMo 2017 at UC Berkeley: Come Write In Sessions

Meeting | November 26 | 1-4 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!

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 >

Manufactured Landscapes

Film - Documentary | November 26 | 3-4:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

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

Imago Theatre: La Belle

Performing Arts - Theater | November 26 | 3 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

Imago Theatre, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

The creators of Frogz are back with La Belle, a marvelously inventive new production that is part Beauty and the Beast, part Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, featuring two actors and a cast of automatons and shadow puppets in a whimsical steampunk love story. Set in the engine room of a 1920s steamship, La Belle conjures up a deliciously detailed and tactile wonderland, filled with...   More >

$30 - 76

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

Imago Theatre performs La Belle Friday–Sunday, November 24–26, 2017 in Zellerbach Hall.

The Seventh Seal

Film - Feature | November 26 | 5 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

A medieval knight challenges Death to a game of chess in Ingmar Bergman’s iconic work of cinematic philosophy rendered in chiaroscuro. “A magically powerful film” (Pauline Kael).

Comrades: Almost a Love Story

Film - Feature | November 26 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Based on a song by legendary singer Teresa Teng, this romance about two mainland Chinese immigrants (Maggie Cheung and Leon Lai) in Hong Kong and then New York City won Best Picture, Director, and Actress at the Hong Kong Film Awards.

Monday, November 27, 2017

Suitcase Clinic Donations: Supply Drive for their 3 Clinics

Miscellaneous | November 20 – December 4, 2017 every day | University Hall, 207 Suite, Cubicle 4

 Division of Community Health Sciences

Items needed include basic toiletries, warm clothing, blankets, socks, infant/child supplies, packaged foods, gummy vitamins, etc.

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.

Reducing Damage Concentration with a Strongback System: SEMM Seminar with Dual Presentations

Seminar | November 27 | 12-1 p.m. | 502 Davis Hall

 Barbara Simpson, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, UC Berkeley

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

This presentation will present the numerical and experimental results of a “strongback” system, a modification of the conventional braced frame that utilizes a vertical steel truss or “spine” to delay or prevent weak-story behavior.

PF Lunch Seminar:

Seminar | November 27 | 12-2 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Elina Tuominen; Krista Ruffini; Evan Rose & Yotam Shem-Tov

 Robert D. Burch Center for Tax Policy and Public Finance

Elina Tuominen - "Income inequality, redistributive preferences, and the extent of redistribution: An empirical application of optimal tax approach" (with Matti Tuomala and Hannu Tanninen)

Krista Ruffini - "School nutrition and student discipline: Effects of schoolwide free lunch"

Evan Rose & Yotam Shem-Tov -

  RSVP online by November 20.

​Graduate Student Seminar

Seminar | November 27 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 489 Minor Hall

 Kaleb Asfaha; Katharina Foote

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Simulation-Based Data-Driven Damage Detection for Highway Bridge Systems: SEMM Seminar with Dual Presentations

Seminar | November 27 | 12-1 p.m. | 502 Davis Hall

 Xiao Liang, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, UC Berkeley

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

This presentation explores data-driven structural health monitoring (SHM) algorithms utilizing the robust nonlinear time history analysis.

Combinatorics Seminar: On the connectivity of three-dimensional tilings

Seminar | November 27 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Caroline Klivans, Brown University

 Department of Mathematics

In this talk, I will discuss domino tilings of three dimensional manifolds. In particular, I will focus on the connected components of the space of tilings of such regions under local moves. Using topological techniques we introduce two parameters of tilings: the flux and the twist. Our main result characterizes when two tilings are connected by local moves in terms of these two parameters. (I...   More >

Latino Mass Mobilization: Immigration, Racialization, and Activism

Colloquium | November 27 | 12:45-2 p.m. |  Philip Selznick Seminar Room

 2240 Piedmont Avenue, Berkeley, CA

 Chris Zepeda-Millán, Assistant Professor of Ethnic Studies and Chair of the Center for Research on Social Change, UC Berkeley

 Center for Research on Social Change

Lecture by Chris Zepeda-Millán, Assistant Professor of Ethnic Studies and Chair of the Center for Research on Social Change

Seminar 231, Public Finance: Taxing Unwanted Populations: Fiscal Policy and Conversions in Early Islam

Seminar | November 27 | 2-4 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall | Note change in location

 Mohamed Saleh, Toulouse School of Economics and Stanford University

 Department of Economics

Joint with Economic History
Co-authored with Jean Tirole

String-Math Seminar: Periodic Monopoles and Q-opers

Seminar | November 27 | 2-3 p.m. | 402 LeConte Hall

 Vasily Pestun, IHES

 Department of Mathematics

I will discuss quantization of integrable system of periodic monopoles, or equivalently group valued Higgs bundles on a curve, and construction of q-oper Lagrangian variety in the special coordinates.

BLISS Seminar: Blind Deconvolution Methods for Short Message Communications

Seminar | November 27 | 3-4 p.m. | 540 Cory Hall

 Philipp Walk, Caltech

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Blind deconvolution is a challenging problem in signal processing having a long history. We will present new deconvolution algorithms which perform stable and efficient without using any stochastic assumptions on the signals and only demand a coprime zero structure. For the next generation of wireless networks such blind deconvolution methods are crucial to provide a sporadic short message...   More >

The Acquisition and the Consequences of Gender Stereotypes about Intellectual Ability

Lecture | November 27 | 3-4:30 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

 Lin Bian, Stanford University

 Department of Psychology

Intellectual giftedness is culturally associated with men rather than women. I will describe a line of research that investigates the acquisition and the consequences of this “brilliance = men” stereotype. With respect to acquisition, I will present evidence that, by the age of 6, girls are already less likely than boys to believe that members of their gender are “really, really smart.” Next, I...   More >

Arithmetic Geometry and Number Theory RTG Seminar: On certain special values of L-functions associated to elliptic curves and real quadratic fields

Seminar | November 27 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Chung Pang Mok, Purdue University

 Department of Mathematics

We study certain normalized special values of L-functions associated to elliptic curves and real quadratic fields. Under certain hypothesis, we are able to show that these are squares of rational numbers. This result is used to improve on a theorem of Bertolini-Darmon on rationality of Stark-Heegner points over genus fields of real quadratic fields.

Seminar Format: The seminar consists of two...   More >

Jon Lee — Comparing relaxations via volume for nonconvex optimization

Colloquium | November 27 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 3108 Etcheverry Hall

 Jon Lee, University of Michigan

 Industrial Engineering & Operations Research

Abstract: Practical exact methods for global optimization of mixed-integer nonlinear optimization formulations rely on convex relaxation. Then, one way or another (via refinement and/or disjunction), global optimality is sought. Success of this paradigm depends on balancing tightness and lightness of relaxations. We will investigate this from a mathematical viewpoint, comparing polyhedral...   More >

Agostino Capponi - Bail-Ins And Bail-Outs: Incentives, Connectivity, And Systemic Stability

Seminar | November 27 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 3108 Etcheverry Hall

 Agostino Capponi, Columbia University

 Industrial Engineering & Operations Research

We develop a framework to analyze the consequences of alternative designs for interbank networks, in which a failure of one bank may lead to others. Earlier work had suggested that, provided shocks were not too large (or too correlated), denser networks were preferred to more sparsely connected networks because they were better able to absorb shocks. With large shocks, especially when systems are...   More >

Dissertation Talk: Scalable Systems and Algorithms for Genomic Variant Analysis

Presentation | November 27 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 400 Cory Hall

 Frank Austin Nothaft, UC Berkeley

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

With the cost of sequencing a human genome dropping below $1,000, population-scale sequencing has become feasible. With projects that sequence more than 10,000 genomes becoming commonplace, there is a strong need for genome analysis tools that can scale across distributed computing resources while providing reduced analysis cost. Simultaneously, these tools must provide programming interfaces and...   More >

Reconstructing eukaryotic chromosome replication with purified proteins

Seminar | November 27 | 4-5 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Dirk Remus, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

 College of Chemistry

The Apartment Question and the Narrative Machinery of The Master and Margarita

Colloquium | November 27 | 4-6 p.m. | B-4 Dwinelle Hall

 Dominick Lawton, Graduate Student, Slavic Languages and Literatures, UC Berkeley

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

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

Design Field Notes: Tim Evatt

Seminar | November 27 | 4-5 p.m. | 220 Jacobs Hall

 Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation

Pixar artist Tim Evatt will speak as part of Design Field Notes, a pop-up series that brings a design practitioner to a Jacobs Hall teaching studio to share ideas, projects, and practices.

Imperial Integration on Rome's Atlantic Rim

Colloquium | November 27 | 4-6 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 Carlos Noreña, Department of History/AHMA

 Department of History

Stochastic p-bits for invertible logic

Seminar | November 27 | 4-5 p.m. | 540 Cory Hall

 Kerem Camsari, Purdue University

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

The field of electronics is at a crossroads. For many decades, the field has been driven by the process of continuous miniaturization, as embodied in the celebrated Moore's Law, but it is not clear how long this can continue, in view of the problems of increasing heat dissipation and feature sizes reaching atomic dimensions. Meanwhile, the field of magnetics has made enormous improvements in the...   More >

Analysis and PDE Seminar: Fine properties of Dirichlet energy minimizing multi-valued functions

Seminar | November 27 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Brian Krummel, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

I will discuss the fine structure of the branch set of multivalued Dirichlet energy minimizing functions as developed by Almgren. It is well-known that the dimension of the interior singular set of a Dirichlet energy minimizing function on an $n$-dimensional domain is at most $n-2$. We show that the singular set is countably $(n-2)$-rectifiable and also prove the uniqueness of homogeneous...   More >

What’s Worth Teaching: Rethinking Curriculum in the Age of Technology

Colloquium | November 27 | 4:30-6 p.m. | 3515 Tolman Hall

 Allan Collins, Northwestern University

 Graduate School of Education

Taking a close look at how advances in technology, communication, and the dissemination of information are reshaping the world, I examine how schools can foster flexible, self-directed learners who will thrive in the 21st century. I present a broad, new vision for how schools can be redesigned to teach the kinds of knowledge, skills, and dispositions students will need in an increasingly complex...   More >

On the History of Religions and the Study of Islam

Lecture | November 27 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room 220

 Travis Zadeh, Assistant Professor of Religious Studies, Yale University

 Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion

Islam plays a powerful role in American public discourse. Across this often contentious landscape, numerous voices can be heard defining and contesting the nature of Islam. This lecture addresses the place and history of Islam in the modern academic study of religion in light of discursive structures that are designed to contain and delimit the meaning of Islam.

Winter iMix

Social Event | November 27 | 5-7 p.m. | International House, Sproul Rooms

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Kick off the beginning of winter with Berkeley International Office's last iMix of the semester! Gather with other international students to try some typical American holiday traditions. We will have gingerbread houses to decorate, lots of holiday crafts and activities, and, of course, some tasty treats!

This event has reached capacity.

Swahili Weekly Social Hour

Social Event | September 25 – December 4, 2017 every Monday | 5:30-6:30 p.m. |  Blue Door Cafe | Note change in location

 2244 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Center for African Studies

Speak Swahili with your fellow Swahili students and enthusiasts over a drink at Blue Door Cafe (check for location updates). Each person will support their own beverage purchases, but we will provide the good company! And of course, Swahili speaking only! All skill and experience levels are welcome. Karibuni sana!

East African Beer and Soda

SLAM: Teaching and Researching at Primarily Undergraduate Institutions

Seminar | November 27 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Professor Grace Lin Stokes, Santa Clara University

 QB3 - California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences

SLAM Seminar: Teaching and Researching at Primarily Undergraduate Institutions

Seminar | November 27 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Professor Grace Lin Stokes, Santa Clara University

 QB3 - California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences

Science, Leadership and Management (SLAM) seminar.

Frantz Fanon: Black Skin, White Mask (70 min screening followed by Q and A): Arts + Design Mondays at BAMPFA

Lecture | November 27 | 6:30-8 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Isaac Julien, Artist and Filmmaker; Judith Butler, Maxine Elliot Professor of Comparative Literature, UC Berkeley

 Arts + Design

Biography
Isaac Julien is an accomplished filmmaker and video installation artist, well-known for films like Looking for Langston, a poetic treatment of gay black poet Langston Hughes and the Harlem Renaissance. His multi-screen installations and accompanying photographic works for museums and galleries explore fractured narratives of memory and desire, often uniting elements from dance,...   More >

Tuesday, November 28, 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.

Suitcase Clinic Donations: Supply Drive for their 3 Clinics

Miscellaneous | November 20 – December 4, 2017 every day | University Hall, 207 Suite, Cubicle 4

 Division of Community Health Sciences

Items needed include basic toiletries, warm clothing, blankets, socks, infant/child supplies, packaged foods, gummy vitamins, etc.

Men's Basketball vs. CSU Northridge

Sport - Intercollegiate - Basketball | November 28 |  Haas Pavilion

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Men's Basketball hosts CSU Northridge at Haas Pavilion.

Drop-in Pre-Health Advising

Miscellaneous | August 29 – December 5, 2017 every Tuesday | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | 3060 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Marie Dutton, Pre-Health Advisor

 Career Center

Meet with a Pre-Health Advisor on a first-come, first-served basis. For students exploring, preparing for, and/or applying to medical school and other health professional graduate programs.

 Open to currently enrolled students and Alumni Advantage members.

Science and Literacy Playgroup

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

 1255 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94702

 Chancellor's Community Grant, Trybe Inc.

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

Seminar 217, Risk Management: The Futures Financing Rate

Seminar | November 28 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Speaker: Nicholas Gunther, UC Berkeley

 Center for Risk Management Research

We estimate the financing rate implicit in equity index futures (“FIR”) by comparing the prices of the near and next contracts and adjusting for expected dividends and convexity. We provide a direct estimate of the FIR volatility, along with the correlation of the FIR and the underlying stock index, which are required for the convexity adjustment and the specification of confidence intervals. Our...   More >

‘To Pay or Not to Pay’: WWI and WWII Reparations and their Impact on European (Dis)Integration

Lecture | November 28 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Spero Simeon Z. Paravantes, University of Luxembourg, Centre for Contemporary and Digital History (C2DH)

 Institute of European Studies

Due to the separation between the historical and legal fields which have examined the issue of WWII reparations, no generally accepted definition of their current status exists either in the historical, legal or political spheres. This lack of clarity has greatly contributed to this issue remaining unresolved until the present. In his talk, Spero Paravantes looks at the way the issue was used by...   More >

Dissertation Talk - FMCW Lidar: Scaling to the Chip-Level and Improving Phase-Noise-Limited Performance

Presentation | November 28 | 12-1 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge

 Phillip Sandborn, Graduate Student Researcher, EECS/BSAC; Prof. Ming Wu, Advisor

 Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center

Lidar has potential to revolutionize how automated systems interact with environments and users. Frequency-modulated continuous-wave (FMCW) lidar offers significant depth resolution but is often too complex/expensive/ bulky to be implemented in consumer products. I will present my work in chip-scale integration of optical and electronic components for application in coherent lidar techniques.

  RSVP online by November 27.

Development Lunch: "Corruption and Entrepreneurship" and "Understanding Teacher Motivation and Incentive"

Seminar | November 28 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Sam Leone; Christina Brown

 Department of Economics

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

Stopping Mass Atrocities: How do International Criminal Courts and Regional Human Rights Systems Compare?

Colloquium | November 28 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Jamie O'Connell, Senior Fellow, Miller Institute for Global Challenges and the Law

 Center for African Studies

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

Jamie O'Connell

The Aging of the Homeless Population: Causes, Implications and Potential Solutions

Colloquium | November 28 | 12:40-2 p.m. | 714C University Hall

 Margot Kushel, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, UCSF School of Medicine

 Public Health, School of

The age structure of the homeless population has shifted, so that now approximately half of homeless single adults are aged 50 and above. The changing age structure has implications for health, health care utilization and the use of institutional care. The Health Outcomes of People Experiencing Homelessness in Older Middle Age (HOPE HOME) study is an ongoing longitudinal cohort study that...   More >

The Aging of the Homeless Population: Causes, Implications and Potential Solutions

Colloquium | November 28 | 12:40-2 p.m. | 714C University Hall

 Margot Kushel, MD, Professor of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, UCSF School of Medicine

 Public Health, School of

The age structure of the homeless population has shifted, so that now approximately half of homeless single adults are aged 50 and above. The changing age structure has implications for health, health care utilization and the use of institutional care. The Health Outcomes of People Experiencing Homelessness in Older Middle Age (HOPE HOME) study is an ongoing longitudinal cohort study that...   More >

Study Abroad Office Hours at Educational Opportunity Program

Meeting | October 17 – December 12, 2017 every Tuesday | 1-3 p.m. | 119 César E. Chávez Student Center

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Are you an EOP student interested in studying abroad? A Berkeley Study Abroad Peer Adviser will be holding drop-in office hours at EOP every Wednesdays 1-3pm this semester. Come learn about different programs offered, study abroad scholarships, how to apply and additional services available.

Drop-in Pre-Health Advising

Miscellaneous | August 29 – December 5, 2017 every Tuesday | 1-3 p.m. | 3060 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Caitlin Green, Pre-Health Advisor

 Career Center

Meet with a Pre-Health Advisor on a first-come, first-served basis. For students exploring, preparing for, and/or applying to medical school and other health professional graduate programs.

 Open to currently enrolled students and Alumni Advantage members.

Western Language Resources for East Asian Studies

Information Session | November 28 | 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.

Seminar 237, Macroeconomics: ​"Uniform Pricing in US Retail Chains"

Seminar | November 28 | 2:10-4 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Stefano DellaVigna

 Department of Economics

Joint with Industrial Organization

Seminar 221, Industrial Organization: ​"Uniform Pricing in US Retail Chains"

Seminar | November 28 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Stefano DellaVigna, UC Berkeley

 Department of Economics

joint with Macro

i4Y Child Marriage and Youth Empowerment Group Speaker Series: Pathways to Choice: Delaying Marriage and Building Assets through Girls Education

Seminar | November 28 | 3-4 p.m. | 198 University Hall

 Daniel Perlman, Bixby

 i4Y - Innovations for Youth

The Innovations for Youth (i4Y) Child Marriage and Youth Empowerment Working Group together with Bixby and UCCHI has begun a speaker series to explore challenging questions related to child marriage and youth empowerment.
Abstract of Perlman talk: A fundamental cause of gender inequality in northern Nigeria is the social bias that inhibits girls’ access to schooling and other essential capacity...   More >

How to Write a Research Proposal Workshop

Workshop | November 28 | 3:30-5 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 >

Allan C. Wilson Memorial Lecture: Rules of engagement: molecular arms races between host and viral genomes

Seminar | November 28 | 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

Student Harmonic Analysis and PDE Seminar (HADES): Singularity formation for 1-equivariant wave maps into $S^2$

Seminar | November 28 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Mohandas Pillai, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

I will talk about part of a work of Raphael and Rodnianski which constructed singularity forming solutions to the 1-equivariant wave maps equation into $S^2$ (the work in fact considers several equations at once, but I will only talk about the 1-equivariant wave maps problem).

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: Degree bounds for invariant rings of quivers

Seminar | November 28 | 3:45-4:45 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Visu Makam, University of Michigan

 Department of Mathematics

The ring of polynomial invariants for a rational representation of a reductive group is finitely generated. Nevertheless, it remains a difficult task to find a minimal set of generators, or even a bound on their degrees. Combining ideas originating from Hochster, Roberts and Kempf with the study of various ranks associated to linear matrices, we prove "polynomial" bounds for various invariant...   More >

ECON 281, International Trade and Finance: "Quantitative Analysis of Multi-Party Tariff Negotiations"

Seminar | November 28 | 4-6 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Bob Staiger, Dartmouth

 Department of Economics

Probing the structure and solvation of catalytic reaction intermediates

Seminar | November 28 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Etienne Garand, Department of Chemistry, University of Wisconsin-Madison

 College of Chemistry

Understanding reaction pathways and mechanisms is vitally important for the rational design of catalysts. Towards that end, we developed a method based on a unique combination of mass spectrometry and cryogenic ion vibrational spectroscopy to capture and characterize the reaction complexes formed during homogeneous catalytic processes. In our approach, an in-line electrochemical flow cell is...   More >

Statistical Methods and Software for the Study of Olfactory Stem Cell Differentiation Using Single-Cell Transcriptome Sequencing

Lecture | November 28 | 4-5 p.m. | 190 Doe Library

 Sandrine Dudoit

 Berkeley Institute for Data Science

Single-cell transcriptome sequencing (scRNA-Seq), which combines high-throughput single-cell extraction and sequencing capabilities, enables the transcriptomes of large numbers of individual cells to be assayed efficiently. Profiling of gene expression at the single-cell level for a large sample of cells is crucial for addressing many biologically relevant questions, such as, the investigation of...   More >

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: Complete intersections of given Hilbert polynomial

Seminar | November 28 | 5-6 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Chris Eur, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

The Hilbert polynomial of a homogeneous complete intersection is determined by the degrees of the generators of the defining ideal. The degrees of the generators are not, in general, determined by the Hilbert polynomial – but sometimes they are. When? We give some general criteria and completely answer the question up to codimension 6.

Book Talk Series: Prevention Diaries

Reading - Nonfiction | November 28 | 5-7:30 p.m. | 227 Haviland Hall

 Larry Cohen

 Library

Larry Cohen tells the story of a movement to remake our communities to support health and equity and reveals the unexpected (yet foreseeable) parts of daily life that shape our health. Health happens in our communities and homes, not just at the doctor’s office, and many illnesses and injuries can be prevented through commonsense solutions.

FREE books to the first 20 UCB students to...   More >

Solomon Darwin | Empowering the Bottom of the Pyramid with Open Innovation Business Models

Lecture | November 28 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Solomon Darwin, Executive Director Garwood Center for Corporate Innovation, Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley

 Munis D. Faruqui, Director, Institute for South Asia Studies; Sarah Kailath Professor of India Studies; Associate Professor, South & Southeast Asian Studies

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies

A talk by Dr. Solomon Darwin, the Executive Director of the
Garwood Center for Corporate Innovation at the Haas School of Business, on his current research on Smart Villages and working with the government of India.

EPMS Weekly Seminar

Seminar | November 1, 2016 – December 5, 2017 every Tuesday | 5:10-6 p.m. | 212 O'Brien Hall

 Engineering and Project Management Society

Each week the Engineering and Project Management Society brings in a speaker to talk about topics related to construction and project management. Light refreshments will be provided.

Event is ADA accessible. For disability accommodation requests and information, please contact Disability Access Services by phone at 510.643.6456 (voice) or 510.642.6376 (TTY) or by email at...   More >

Magic Spells: A Weekly Performance Series Featuring Victoria Hanna and Hebrew Amulets from The Magnes Collection

Performing Arts - Other | October 24 – December 5, 2017 every Tuesday | 5:30-7 p.m. |  Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)

 Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

Meet Victoria Hanna and watch as she develops MAGIC SPELLS, a new performance repertoire based on Hebrew amulets in The Magnes Collection.

This series is presented in conjunction with the UC Berkeley course, "Jewish Nightlife: Poetry, Music, and Ritual Performance from Renaissance Italy to Contemporary Israel" (Jewish 121-001, Music 139), taught by Francesco Spagnolo.

During her Fall 2017...   More >

Non-Violent Protest Training with the SPLC

Workshop | November 28 | 6-9 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, West Pauley Ballroom

Southern Poverty Law Center, Southern Poverty Law Center

Intelligence Project, Intelligence Project

 Southern Poverty Law Center

The Southern Poverty Law Center is hosting a conference on Free Speech and Hate Speech, in order to discuss student safety and political engagement. Come learn about non-violent protest, and receive training on how to handle unsafe situations while remaining politically active! Featuring scenario driven group discussion around protest. This is a catered event, and is open to all students.

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Birdmania: Author Talk and Book Signing

Lecture | November 28 | 6-8 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

There is no denying that many people are crazy for birds. Packed with intriguing facts and exquisite and rare artwork, Birdmania showcases an eclectic and fascinating selection of bird devotees who would do anything for their feathered friends.

In addition to well-known enthusiasts such as Aristotle, Charles Darwin, and Helen Macdonald, Brunner introduces readers to Karl Russ, the pioneer of...   More >

Free with Garden admission; books available for purchase

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

Men's Basketball vs. CSU Northridge

Sport - Intercollegiate - Basketball | November 28 | 8 p.m. |  Haas Pavilion

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Men's Basketball hosts CSU Northridge at Haas Pavilion.