<< Week of February 04 >>

Sunday, February 4, 2018

SOGA Open Hours

Tour/Open House | January 28 – May 13, 2018 every Sunday | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Garden Location: on the corner of Walnut St. and Virginia St. in north Berkeley, CA

 Campus Gardens

SOGA is an educational space designed for the community to share knowledge about organic urban agriculture and self-sufficiency in the food system. This type of experiential learning takes place during open volunteer hours, workshops, and DeCals (student-led courses at UCB). The garden, located on UC Berkeley property, is managed by undergraduate students and funded primarily through grants from...   More >

Docent-led tour

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

 Botanical Garden

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

Free with Garden admission
Advanced registration not required

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

Cardboard Sculpture with Grace Rosario Perkins

Workshop | February 4 | 2 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Using cardboard and printed materials, work alongside artist Grace Rosario Perkins to create abstract or representational objects and contribute to a collaborative group sculpture.

Based in Oakland and New Mexico, Grace Rosario Perkins has spent most of her life moving among city centers, the Navajo Nation, and the Gila River Indian Community. She is interested in disassembling her personal...   More >

Circa: Il Ritorno

Performing Arts - Dance | February 4 | 3-5 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Cal Performances

Juxtaposing circus arts with the music of Il ritorno D’Ulisse in patria, Monteverdi’s 17th-century opera about Ulysses’ homecoming, the Australian troupe Circa tells a story of loss and displacement in its latest production, Il Ritorno. Six acrobats join four chamber musicians and two singers in a staging that unites music with movement.


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

Circa performs Il Ritorno Saturday and Sunday, February 3-4, 2018 in Zellerbach Hall.

Film: Ex Libris: The New York Public Library

Film - Documentary | February 4 | 3 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Frederick Wiseman’s latest documentary provides welcome confirmation of the survival of intelligent life in discouraging times. Ex Libris demonstrates the dedication of the New York Public Library, with eighty-eight branches spread across five boroughs, to support and reflect the vibrant diversity of the city at its best. Observing board meetings, celebrity speaker series, and galas;...   More >

Film: A Film Unfinished

Film - Feature | February 4 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

At the end of World War II, film footage of the Warsaw Ghetto was found in an East German archive. First treated as an accurate historical record and used in documentary films, in 1998—when outtakes were discovered—it was revealed to be an unfinished propaganda film, Das Ghetto. “Hersonski embarks on a critical analysis of Das Ghetto that is remarkable as much for its speculative restraint as for...   More >

Monday, February 5, 2018

EHS 201 Biosafety in Laboratories

Course | February 5 | 9:30-11:30 a.m. | 115 Energy Biosciences Building

 Office of Environment, Health & Safety

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

Symposium of Fuzzy Logic and Fuzzy Sets: A Tribute to Lotfi Zadeh

Conference/Symposium | February 5 | 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

A symposium that honors of the life and research of pioneer Lotfi Zadeh, widely recognized as the "Father of Fuzzy Logic." Speakers will discuss Zadeh's wide-ranging influence and lasting contributions to computer science, statistical analysis, and the foundations of mathematics.

“Our People Are Worth The Risk”: Race, Identification, and the Formation of Political Community

Colloquium | February 5 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 554 Barrows Hall

 Lisa Beard

 Department of Ethnic Studies

When civil rights organizer Ella Baker asked the question, “Who are your people?,” she was issuing not only the geographic question “where do you come from?” but also the political question “with whom do you identify?” (Ransby, 2003). This question of identification as a political act is likewise registered by anticolonial feminist philosopher María Lugones, who insists that, “we must constantly...   More >

Combinatorics Seminar: Singular loci of Schur hypersurfaces

Seminar | February 5 | 12-1 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Elizabeth Ferme, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Schur polynomials are important objects in algebraic combinatorics, as they form an orthonormal basis for the vector space of symmetric polynomials. We study Schur hypersurfaces, the zero set of Schur polynomials in projective space. In particular, we focus on the points where these hypersurfaces are singular. I will present results regarding when this structure is simple, walk through an example...   More >

UCDC Info Session: Fall 2018 application deadline, Feb 22, 2018

Information Session | February 5 | 12-1 p.m. | 262 Evans Hall

 Marcia Condon, UCDC

 The UC Berkeley Washington Program

Come learn about Berkeley's program in DC, where students from any major intern and research in Washington DC, earning a full semester of Berkeley credit.

What is Stereo Good For?

Seminar | February 5 | 12-1 p.m. | 489 Minor Hall

 Suzanne McKee, PhD, The Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute, Lab Director

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Abstract: All primates, including, of course, humans, have evolved to have forward-facing eyes; each eye sees almost the same view of the world. By giving up the view of possible predators approaching from behind, our species gained highly precise stereopsis. The median stereoacuity for college students is 12” (Coutant & Westheimer,1992); it is roughly half this value for practiced subjects...   More >

PF Lunch Seminar:

Seminar | February 5 | 12-2 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Yotam Shem-Tov; Johannes Hermle

 Robert D. Burch Center for Tax Policy and Public Finance

Johannes Hermle - "Gender Norms and the Relative Income Distribution within Married Couples: Evidence from German Tax Data”

Yotam Shem-Tov - "New Estimates of the Incapacitation and Criminogenic Effects of Prison"

  RSVP online by January 30.

“Our People Are Worth The Risk”: Race, Identification, and the Formation of Political Community

Colloquium | February 5 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 554 Barrows Hall

 Lisa Beard, Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellow in Political Science at the University of California, Riverside

 Department of Ethnic Studies

When civil rights organizer Ella Baker asked the question, “Who are your people?,” she was issuing not only the geographic question “where do you come from?” but also the political question “with whom do you identify?” (Ransby, 2003). This question of identification as a political act is likewise registered by anticolonial feminist philosopher María Lugones, who insists that, “we must constantly...   More >

How adolescents navigate uncertainty, with a little help from their friends

Colloquium | February 5 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | 3105 Tolman Hall

 Wouter van den Bos, Center for Adaptive Rationality, Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin

 Institute of Human Development

Despite the increased prevalence of adolescent risk-taking behavior in the real world, laboratory evidence of adolescent specific risk taking propensity remains scarce. In contrast with the lab, adolescents in the real world often have only incomplete information about risks. There is currently very little known about how adolescents make decisions under these uncertain conditions. To address...   More >

What's in a grape? Science, politics, and the race for authenticity in the West Bank wineries

Lecture | February 5 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Ariel Handel, Tel Aviv University

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Lecture by Ariel Handel on the wine industry in Israel-Palestine.

Anthropology 290 Speaker Series:: Critical Perspectives on Free Speech

Panel Discussion | February 5 | 2-4 p.m. | 221 Kroeber Hall

 Nicholas Dirks, Anthropology and Histroy; Rosemary Joyce, Anthropology; Christopher Kutz,, Law School

 Charles L. Briggs, Anthropology

 Department of Anthropology

The Department of Anthropology is pleased to invite you to an
Anthropology 290 panel discussion. The goal is to bring a range of
perspectives to bear on the task of rethinking the analytic and political

underpinnings of debates centering on “free speech.”

Probabilistic Operator Algebra Seminar: Bi-Boolean Independence for Pairs of Algebras (after Gu and Skoufranis)

Seminar | February 5 | 2-4 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

 Brent Nelson, NSF Postdoctoral Fellow UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

In this talk we will introduce some of the basic ideas related to bi-Boolean independence. After establishing a combinatorial characterization of bi-Boolean independence, we will consider the associated convolutions and transforms of this independence. Time permitting, we will also establish some additive bi-Boolean limit theorems.

Northern California Symplectic Geometry Seminar: Chain level loop bracket and pseudo-holomorphic disks

Seminar | February 5 | 2:30-3:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Kei Irie, Kyoto

 Department of Mathematics

Let $L$ be a Lagrangian submanifold in a symplectic vector space which is closed, oriented and spin. Using virtual fundamental chains of moduli spaces of nonconstant pseudo-holomorphic disks with boundaries on $L$, one can define a Maurer-Cartan element of a Lie bracket operation in string topology (the loop bracket) defined at chain level. This observation is due to Fukaya, who also pointed out...   More >

Arithmetic Geometry and Number Theory RTG Seminar: Automorphy of mod 3 representations over CM fields

Seminar | February 5 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Patrick Allen, UIUC

 Department of Mathematics

Wiles's proof of the modularity of semistable elliptic curves over the rationals uses, as a starting point, the Langlands-Tunnell theorem, which implies that the mod 3 Galois representation attached to an elliptic curve over the rationals arises from a modular form of weight one. In order to feed this into modularity lifting theorems, one needs to use congruences between modular forms of weight...   More >

Wenpin Tang - Optimal Surviving Strategy For The Up The River Problem

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

 Wenpin Tang, UCLA

 Industrial Engineering & Operations Research

Nowadays there are more and more people living on the planet, but the available resources are very limited. So an interesting question is how to allocate the limited resources to maximize our welfare.

Seminar 208, Microeconomic Theory: "Dynamic Information Acquisition from Multiple Sources"

Seminar | February 5 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Xiaosheng Mu, Harvard University

 Department of Economics

This is a job market seminar. Note the change in location.

Farmer perceptions and preferences for achieving groundwater sustainability in California

Seminar | February 5 | 4-5:15 p.m. | Morgan Hall, Lounge

 Dr. Meredith Niles, University of Vermont

 Berkeley Food Institute, Center for Diversified Farming Systems

In 2014 California passed the Sustainable Groundwater Management Act (SGMA), which aims to achieve groundwater sustainability across California by 2040. This sweeping policy, largely being administered and implemented at the local level, could have significant impacts on how California manages water. This is especially true for agriculture, which is the largest human use of water. This work...   More >


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Dr. David Knowles, Departments of Genetics and Radiology, Stanford University: Probabilistic models of transcriptomic dysregulation in human disease

Seminar | February 5 | 4-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, HP Auditorium 306

 Center for Computational Biology, Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Transcription, the fundamental cellular process by which DNA is copied to RNA, is tightly regulated in healthy human development but frequently dysregulated in disease. During or shortly after transcription, regions known as “introns” are spliced out of the RNA to produce mature “messenger” RNA. Massively parallel sequencing of RNA (RNA-seq) has become a ubiquitous technology in...   More >

Northern California Symplectic Geometry Seminar: Open Gromov-Witten invariants and the HOMFLY skein relation

Seminar | February 5 | 4-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Tobias Ekholm, Uppsala

 Department of Mathematics

Results of Witten and Ooguri-Vafa relate the HOMFLY polynomial of a link in the 3-sphere to the open topological string partition function of the Lagrangian conormal of the link, moved from the cotangent bundle of the 3-sphere to the resolved conifold. The mathematical counterpart of open topological string is open Gromov-Witten theory. We construct open Gromov-Witten invariants of conormal...   More >

The Influence of Kindness and Community in Broadening Participation in STEM Careers

Colloquium | February 5 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 2515 Tolman Hall

 Mica Estrada, University of California, San Francisco

 Graduate School of Education

African Americans, Latinos, and Native Americans are historically underrepresented (HU) among Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) degree earners and career pathways. Why do we stay and why do we go? Viewed from a perspective of social influence, the pattern suggests that HU people do not become part of STEM communities at the same rate as non-HU students. Building on Kelman’s...   More >

Analysis and PDE Seminar: Fredholm theory and the resolvent of the Laplacian near zero energy on asymptotically conic spaces

Seminar | February 5 | 4-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 András Vasy, Stanford University

 Department of Mathematics

We consider geometric generalizations of Euclidean low energy resolvent estimates, such as estimates for the resolvent of the Euclidean Laplacian plus a decaying potential, in a Fredholm framework. More precisely, the setting is that of perturbations \(P(\sigma )\) of the spectral family of the Laplacian \(\Delta _g-\sigma ^2\) on asymptotically conic spaces \((X,g)\) of dimension at least \(3\),...   More >

IB Seminar: Biodiversity Genomics: Genome Structure, Sex, and Recombination

Seminar | February 5 | 4-5 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Matthew Fujita, University of Texas at Arlington

 Department of Integrative Biology

Job Market Seminar: "Dynamic Information Acquisition from Multiple Sources"

Seminar | February 5 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Xiaosheng Mu, Harvard Economics

 Department of Economics

Field(s): Game Theory, Decision Theory, Behavioral Economics

John E. Cort | No One Gives like the Guru

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

 John E. Cort, Professor of Asian and Comparative Religions and the Judy Gentili Chair in International Studies at Denison University

 Alexander von Rospatt, Professor, Buddhist and South Asian Studies; Acting Chair, South and Southeast Asian Studies; and Director, Himalayan Studies Initiative

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies, Department of South & Southeast Asian Studies, Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion

A talk by John E. Cort, Professor of Asian and Comparative Religions and the Judy Gentili Chair in International Studies at Denison University.

Swahili Weekly Social Hour

Social Event | January 22 – April 30, 2018 every Monday with exceptions | 5:30-6:30 p.m. |  Jupiter

 2181 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley

 Center for African Studies

Speak Swahili with your fellow Swahili students and enthusiasts over a drink at Jupiter (check for location updates). This is an informal gathering to connect with other Swahili speakers on campus and in Berkeley. Each person will support their own beverage purchases (water, soda, coffee, tea, beer, etc.), but we will provide the good company! And of course, Swahili speaking only! All skill and...   More >

UROC DeCal – Demystifying the Research Process: Decolonizing Methods in Academic Research (Hosted by UROC: Undergraduate Researchers of Color)

Course | January 29 – April 30, 2018 every Monday with exceptions | 6-8 p.m. | 174 Barrows Hall

 Istifaa Ahmed, UROOC

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Ethnic Studies 98/198
Class Time: Mondays, 6pm-8pm, 1/22/18 - 4/30/18
Course Control Number (CCN): 24251

Units: 1-3 units

Student Instructor: Istifaa Ahmed

Welcome to our student-led organization and DeCal, Underrepresented Researchers of Color (UROC) – Demystifying the Research Process: Decolonizing Methods in Academic Research! We seek to build a community of researchers of color...   More >

Connectivity as Human Right

Lecture | February 5 | 6:30-8 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Nicholas Negroponte, Architect at MIT

 Berkeley Center for New Media, Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation

Nicholas Negroponte is the co-founder (with Jerome B. Wiesner) of the MIT Media Lab (1985), which he directed for its first 20 years. A graduate of MIT, Negroponte was a pioneer in the field of computer-aided design and has been a member of the MIT faculty since 1966. He gave the first TED talk in 1984, as well as 13 since. He is author of the 1995 best seller, Being Digital, which has been...   More >

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Garden Closed

Special Event | January 2 – December 4, 2018 the first Tuesday of the month every month |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

The garden is closed the first Tuesday of every month.

-Why is the Garden Closed one day a month?
For the safety of the public and the safety of the collection, the Garden’s Horticultural staff need one day per month to complete jobs that may pose safety risks to visitors, such as dropping tree limbs, renovating paths, or controlling pests.

-I’m only in Berkeley for one day from...   More >

Cognitive Adaptations to Harsh Environments

Lecture | February 6 | 10-11:30 a.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

 Willem Frankenhuis, Behavioural Science Institute, Radboud University

 Department of Psychology

Growing up in a harsh environment has a major impact on cognition. People from such environments tend to score lower on a variety of cognitive tests. The predominant view in psychology is, therefore, that chronic exposure to harsh conditions impairs cognition. I have recently challenged this consensus by proposing that harsh environments do not exclusively impair cognition. Rather, people also...   More >

Apple Networking Day

Career Fair | February 6 | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | Bechtel Engineering Center, Garbarini Lounge

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Apple is coming to UC Berkeley and they will have about 40 engineers from every area of their business that are looking forward to meeting interested students. Please feel free to drop by the Garbarini Lounge anytime between 10:00am-3:00pm, as your schedule allows, we hope to see you there!

Co-Sponsored by Tau Beta Pi.

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.

William G. Dauben Lecture in Organic Chemistry: Expanding the Scopes of Synthetic Organic and Polymer Chemistries: Utilization of the Inherent Stereochemical and Functional Diversities of Natural Products to Produce Unique Biomedical Materials

Seminar | February 6 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Karen Wooley, Department of Chemistry, Texas A&M University

 College of Chemistry

A primary interest in the Wooley laboratory is the production of functional polymers from renewable sources that are capable of reverting to those natural products once their purpose has been served. The inherent stereochemical and functional diversities of natural products provide opportunities to expand the scopes and complexities of polymer materials, by utilizing fundamental synthetic organic...   More >

SURF Summer Research Scholarships Info Session

Information Session | February 6 | 12-1 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

Certificate Program in Software Development and Programming Online Information Session

Information Session | February 6 | 12-1 p.m. |  Online

 Sean Butcher, LL.B., M.B.A.

 UC Berkeley Extension

Advance your technology career with our new software development and programming certificate. It combines theory and practice to give you a balanced mix of knowledge and skills in software development, databases, computer programming and Web development.

  Register online

The 1000+ neurons challenge: emergent simplicity in (very) large populations

Seminar | February 6 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 560 Evans Hall

 Leenoy Mesulam, Princeton University

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Recent technological progress has dramatically increased our access to the neural activity underlying memory-related tasks. These complex high-dimensional data call for theories that allow us to identify signatures of collective activity in the networks that are crucial for the emergence of cognitive functions. As an example, we study the neural activity in dorsal hippocampus as a mouse runs...   More >

Borrowing Basics (BEUHS358)

Workshop | February 6 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club

 Richard P. Ruiz, Vice President, East Bay Region, Bank of the West

 Be Well at Work - Work/Life

This borrowing basics seminar provides a comprehensive overview of critical information related to consumer lending options. The session topics include a review of different credit types, costs associated with obtaining credit, your rights as a borrower, what creditors review when making a credit decision and ideas on how to manage your credit. This option would likely have a broader appeal to...   More >

  Enroll online

The Fante Confederation never happened: silence, space, and the earnest historian in West Africa

Colloquium | February 6 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Trevor Getz, Professor and Chair, Department of History, San Francisco State University

 Center for African Studies

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

Trevor Getz with local scholar in Ghana

3-Manifold Seminar: Tait colorings and instanton homology

Seminar | February 6 | 12:40-2 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Ian Agol, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

We'll begin discussing Kronheimer and Mrowka's paper, which introduces an instanton invariant of spatial cubic graphs, and conjectures that if the graph is planar, it gives the number of Tait colorings. Non-vanishing of their invariant for bridgeless graphs is proved via a transformation into non-vanishing of sutured instanton homology. We'll begin by giving an overview of their theory.

ISF 110 - Free Speech in the Public Sphere: An Interdisciplinary Approach

Course | January 16 – May 3, 2018 every Tuesday & Thursday | 2-3:30 p.m. | 102 Wurster Hall

 Division of Undergraduate Education

In this spring 2018 class, we shall take up the nature of public speech from Socrates' public dissent to social media messaging today. The course reading will combine classic philosophical statements about the value of free, subversive and offensive speech; histories of the emergence of public spheres; and sociologies of technologically-mediated speech today.

Seminar 218, Psychology and Economics: "Persistent Overconfidence and Biased Memory: Evidence from Managers"

Seminar | February 6 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 David Huffman, University of Pittsburgh

 Department of Economics

An Epidemiologic Characterization of the TMPRSS2: ERG Subtype of Prostate Cancer

Lecture | February 6 | 2:30-3:30 p.m. | 150 University Hall

 Rebecca Graff

 Public Health, School of

Nearly half of prostate tumors harbor the somatic TMPRSS2:ERG gene fusion, annually yielding diagnoses of more than 100,000 fusion-positive prostate cancers in the United States. Such cancers represent a unique paradigm of malignancy – one in which an oncogene (ERG) becomes regulated by androgens because it is fused to a gene that is androgen-regulated (TMPRSS2). The etiology and disease courses...   More >

How to Write a Research Proposal Workshop

Workshop | February 6 | 3-4:30 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 >

Transcription machinery and genome organization: A single molecule mechanistic view of how cellular machines assemble and function

Seminar | February 6 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building

 Xavier Darzacq, University of California, Berkeley

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

A Tale of Two Perovskites

Seminar | February 6 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 David Reichman, Department of Chemistry, Columbia University

 College of Chemistry

Over the last decade lead halide perovskites have emerged as a new class of solar cell materials. In a practical sense what is most remarkable about these systems is that they manifest extremely high photovoltaic efficiencies even when fabricated by rapid and inexpensive solution phase growth methods. I will detail several puzzling physical features of these perovskites, which include long...   More >

Mendeley Citation Management Workshop

Workshop | February 6 | 4-5 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 2101, Bioscience Library Training Room

 Becky Miller, Bioscience and Natural Resources Library


Mendeley is a reference manager that enables you to organize, read, share, annotate, and cite your research papers. It is also an academic discovery and collaboration tool.

This hands-on workshop will give beginning Mendeley users practice importing citations and creating bibliographies. Experienced users should bring their Mendeley questions!

  Register online

Design Field Notes: Margaret Hagan

Seminar | February 6 | 4-5 p.m. | 220 Jacobs Hall

 Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation

Margaret Hagan, director of Stanford's Legal Design Lab, will speak at Jacobs Hall.

Arts in the Afternoon: Chamber Music from the University Symphony Orchestra

Performing Arts - Music | February 6 | 4-6 p.m. | Women's Faculty Club, Stebbins Lounge

 The Women's Faculty Club

UC student musicians performing Ludwig van Beethoven - "Sonata for Violin and Piano, No. 7 in C Minor, Op 30, No 2

Bedrich Smetana - String Quartet in E Minor, No. 1 "From My Life"

Concert is followed by a reception

  Make reservations by calling Front Desk at 510-642-4175, or by emailing Front Desk at womensfacultyclub@gmail.com by February 6.

Haas Scholars Program Info Session: $13,800 to carry out final project in *ANY* major

Information Session | February 6 | 4:30-5:30 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 >

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: Grassmannians

Seminar | February 6 | 5-6 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Charles Wang, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Grassmannians serve as a useful parameter space for objects satisfying some geometric conditions. For example, we may ask given four general lines in $\mathbf {P^3}$, how many lines meet all four? We will answer this question by studying the Chow rings of $\mathbf { G}(1,3)$, the space of lines in 3-space. Afterwards, we will introduce the Schubert Calculus, which answer more general questions of...   More >

What's Up with That? - Obtaining Employment

Workshop | February 6 | 5:30-7 p.m. | International House, Robert Sproul Room

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

International students are always interested in gaining extra experience while they’re here in the U.S. However, the issue they face is finding and obtaining the employment itself. In preparation for the workshop, please share what is one issue you have encountered or are encountering in your job search here: https://goo.gl/forms/TF9hYaMVClGfhJkh1

Critical Theory Designated Emphasis Open House

Tour/Open House | February 6 | 5:30-7 p.m. | 340 Moffitt Undergraduate Library

 The Program in Critical Theory

Join The Program in Critical Theory’s faculty and students for a panel discussion and Q&A about the Designated Emphasis (DE) in Critical Theory. All UC Berkeley PhD students interested in applying to the DE are invited to attend. Refreshments and light snacks will be provided.

Serving approximately 100 graduate students from the humanities, social sciences, and arts, the DE enables graduate...   More >

Arista Networks Info-Session

Information Session | February 6 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Hello! We'll be giving a general overview about Arista, opportunities, and what we work on, diving into some greater detail about what some of us work on. As always, there will be food, and we'll be collecting resumes and have a few engineers to chat with after.

About Us:

Arista Networks was founded to deliver software driven cloud networking solutions for large data center and...   More >

GFI Talk: The Future of Protein: How Your Business Will Save the World

Lecture | February 6 | 8-9 p.m. | 20 Wheeler Hall

 Aylon Steinhart, The Good Food Institute

 Food Science and Tech at Cal

Aylon Steinhart, coming from the Good Food Institute, a graduate from our very own Haas and co-founder of two start-ups, will be coming to give us insight about the issues that come with the meat industry and how plant-based meat industries are successfully finding ways around those problems. He has spoken at top campuses such as Harvard, MIT, Stanford, and Yale about the entrepreneurial and...   More >

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Free Wednesday at the Garden

Special Event | January 3 – December 5, 2018 the first Wednesday of the month every month with exceptions |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Every first Wednesday at the Garden is free admission day.

Earth Week 2018 Planning Committee

Meeting | January 31 – April 18, 2018 every Wednesday with exceptions |  Sproul Hall

 Student Environmental Resource Center

Are you interested in planning UC Berkeley's 2018 Earth Week? SERC is recruiting individual student leaders and/or student representatives from environmental student organizations to join the Earth Week 2018 Planning Committee. Sign up at tinyurl.com/EarthWeekCommittee

KEYS Track 1b- Creating an Inclusive Work Environment

Course | February 7 | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | 24 University Hall

 Sid Reel

 Human Resources

This course will explore the importance of creating inclusive work environments and effective teams. We will examine the principles of equity and inclusion, emotional intelligence, and multi-generational workforce issues. The class will finish with an Interactive Theater presentation and participatory discussion. By applying these principles and treating people with fairness and respect,...   More >

Civil and Environmental Engineering Department Seminar: Seismic Performance Evaluation and Retrofit of Vulnerable Concentrically Braced Frames

Seminar | February 7 | 10-11 a.m. | 542 Davis Hall

 Andrew Sen

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

Concentrically braced frames built prior to the codification of capacity-based and other ductile design provisions constitute a substantial proportion of steel building infrastructure on the West Coast of the US. These buildings, built prior to about 1990, utilize a wide variety of connection and system configurations with deficiencies expected to lead to significant damage.

Discovery Station: Chocolate and Vanilla

Special Event | February 7 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Does chocolate really grow on trees?! Did you know vanilla comes from an orchid?! Come discover more about two of our favorite foods.

Food Systems Policy and Communications Workshop Series 2017–18: Session 3: Engaging with the Media

Workshop | February 7 | 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. | 112 Hilgard Hall

 Haven Bourque, Founder, HavenBMedia

 Berkeley Food Institute

Session 3: Engaging with the Media

Training on practical tools for researchers and policy experts to effectively engage with the media. Topics include establishing connections with key reporters and becoming a trusted source for specific beats and issues.

Featuring: Haven Bourque, HavenBMedia

 Free. RSVP online

Why Read Don Quijote?: "Why Read....?" Series

Conference/Symposium | February 7 | 12-2 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Leah Middlebrook; Anthony Cascardi, UC Berkeley; Timothy Hampton, UC Berkeley; Ignacio Navarrete, U.C. Berkeley

 William Childers, City University of New York

 Renaissance and Early Modern Studies, D.E.

As part or the new Renaissance and Early Modern Studies series "Why Read" our guests will share their perspectives on why it is that "Don Quijote" (1605-1615) continues to be a work that everyone should read, perhaps especially now.   More >

A Talk with Ken Ueno

Lecture | February 7 | 12-1:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Ken Ueno, Jerry and Evelyn Hemmings Chambers Distinguished Professor in Music Associate Professor, UC Berkeley

 Arts + Design

Experimental composer/vocalist/sound artist who collaborates with visual artists, architects, and video artists to create unique cross-disciplinary art works. Ueno, is the Jerry and Evelyn Hemmings Chambers Distinguished Professor Chair in Music at UC Berkeley

Ken Ueno, Jerry and Evelyn Hemmings Chambers Distinguished Professor in Music, Associate Professor, UC Berkeley

Rome Prize and...   More >

Can Subsidized Early Child Care Promote Women’s Employment? Evidence from a Slum Settlement in Africa: Shelley Clark, McGill University/Stanford

Colloquium | February 7 | 12-1 p.m. | 2232 Piedmont, Seminar Room

 Shelley Clark, Professor, McGill University; 2017-18 Fellow, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University

 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.

CANCELLED Plant and Microbial Biology Plant Seminar: "RNA structure encodes specificity in intracellular phase transitions"

Seminar | February 7 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall

 Amy Gladfelter, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

The Gladfelter lab is interested in how cells are organized in time and space.  We study how cytoplasm is spatially patterned and how cells sense their own shape.  We also investigate how timing in the cell division cycle can be highly variable yet still accurate.

Ken Ueno

Performing Arts - Music | February 7 | 12 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Rome Prize and Berlin Prize winner Ken Ueno is a composer, vocalist, and sound artist. Ueno’s collaborators include the Hilliard Ensemble, Kim Kashkashian and Robyn Schulkowsky, Steve Schick and SFCMP, and Frances-Marie Uitti. His music has been performed at venues and festivals around the world. He has performed as soloist in his vocal concerto with the Boston Modern Orchestra Project in New...   More >

“Massively Parallel Synthetic Investigation of Protein Folding and Binding”

Seminar | February 7 | 12-1 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Gabriel Rocklin, University of Washington

 Bioengineering (BioE)

Computationally designed miniproteins (~40 amino acids in length) have exciting potential as therapeutics and are also ideal model systems for studying protein biophysics. We recently introduced massively parallel methods for designing, expressing, and experimentally testing tens of thousands of entirely new proteins, leading to an avalanche of new protein structures. Assaying these "de novo"...   More >

From Saliva to Saints: (m)oral Hygiene in the Middle Ages and the Case of Late Medieval Villamagna

Lecture | February 7 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Trent Trombley, University of California, Berkeley Department of Anthropology

 Archaeological Research Facility

Human dentition and the accompanying oral cavity is a dense source of biocultural information and has enjoyed a long history of anthropological fascination. Analyses have ranged from establishing biological affinity in archaeological communities via dental metric and non-metric traits, to larger evolutionary questions of morphology. However, dental tissues have seldom been analyzed for their...   More >

A natural mouse model of cryptosporidiosis

Seminar | February 7 | 12-1 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center

 **Adam Sateriale**, University of Pennsylvania

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Townsend Center Berkeley Book Chat: David Marno: Death Be Not Proud: The Art of Holy Attention

Lecture | February 7 | 12-1 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens

 Townsend Center for the Humanities

In his book Death Be Not Proud (Chicago, 2016), David Marno explores the precedents of Malebranche’s advice by reading John Donne’s poetic prayers in the context of what Marno calls the “art of holy attention.”

Noon Concert: Debussy Duos: Later works by the master

Performing Arts - Music | February 7 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Fall welcome misc.

 Department of Music

Hrabba Atladottir, violin
Leighton Fong, cello
Karen Rosenak, piano
Michael Seth Orland, piano
DEBUSSY Six Épigraphes Antiques
DEBUSSY Sonata for Violoncello and Piano
DEBUSSY Sonata for Violin and Piano


Featuring the Music Department’s varied and diverse performance activities, the Department of Music presents a series of free weekly concerts each...   More >

MVZ LUNCH SEMINAR - Matthew Fujita: Biodiversity and Natural History Research in the Genomics Era

Seminar | February 7 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 VLSB, Grinnell-Miller Library

 Matthew Fujita (MVZ/IB Faculty Candidate)

 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 >

Technology and Your Emotional Health (BEUHS056)

Workshop | February 7 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club

 Jonathan Rousell, PsyD, Employee Assistance, Be well at Work - Employee Assistance

 Be Well at Work - Employee Assistance

Over the last 25 years, we have simultaneously witnessed and participated in an unprecedented set of sociocultural changes due to the development, marketing, and expansion of technological devices, social media platforms, and software applications. These "advancements" in digital communications technology have altered the landscapes of our lives and changed the way we relate to ourselves, others,...   More >

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[Peterson Speaker Series] Chef Dan Barber: : A Case for Regenerative Cooking

Panel Discussion | February 7 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | Haas School of Business, Wells Fargo Room

 Dan Barber

 Will Rosenzweig

 Center for Responsible Business, Berkeley Food Institute

It’s time to reimagine the way we eat from the ground up.

Each day, we see more irrefutable evidence that our global food system is broken. Soils erode, fisheries collapse, forests shrink, heart diseases rise. Studies show a new way of organic and regenerative farming is necessary to meet the challenges of the future. But what about a new way of eating? Can the principles of regenerative...   More >


  Register online

Chef Dan Barber

Econ 235, Financial Economics: Job Market Seminar

Seminar | February 7 | 12:30-2 p.m. | C125 Haas School of Business

 Laura Blattner, Harvard

 Department of Economics

Joint with Haas Finance Seminar

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | February 1, 2017 – December 5, 2018 the first Wednesday of the month every month 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 >

Topology Seminar (Main Talk): Denseness of minimal hypersurfaces for $C^\infty $-generic metrics

Seminar | February 7 | 2-3 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Kei Irie, Kyoto

 Department of Mathematics

I will explain the following result, which was proved in a paper by Marques-Neves-speaker: on a closed manifold of dimension $3 \le d \le 7$ with a $C^\infty $-generic Riemannian metric, the union of closed, embedded minimal hypersurfaces is dense.

The key ingredient of the proof is an asymptotic formula (Weyl law) of the volume spectrum, which was conjectured by Gromov and proved by...   More >

STEM Research Proposal Writing Workshop for SURF Fellowship

Workshop | February 7 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Justin Lopez

 Office of Undergraduate Research

In this workshop, undergraduates will receive detailed guidance on how to construct a research proposal in the STEM disciplines for the SURF Fellowship.

Racial and political dynamics of an approaching majority-minority United States

Colloquium | February 7 | 3-4:30 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

 Jennifer Richeson, Professor, Yale University

 Department of Psychology

Ongoing and projected demographic shifts in the racial composition of the United States have been heralded as necessitating, if not promoting, positive change in the racial dynamics of the nation. Although change in response to this growing diversity is likely, its direction and scope are less clear. In this talk, I will present emerging social-scientific research on the psychological, social,...   More >

Film: Battleship Potemkin

Film - Feature | February 7 | 3:10 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Instructed to make a film to commemorate the 1905 revolution, Eisenstein chose to base his script on the mutiny on the battleship Potemkin of the Black Sea Fleet and the ensuing involvement of the people of Odessa. The sailors’ revolt is both premise and metaphor for a tale told virtually entirely through images and their rhythmic juxtaposition and repetition, the purest cinema imaginable; the...   More >

Large deviations for two time-scale jump-diffusions and Markov chain models

Seminar | February 7 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Lea Popovic, Concordia University

 Department of Statistics

For a number of processes in biology the appropriate stochastic modelling is done in
terms of multi-scale Markov processes with fully dependent slow and fast fluctuating variables.
The most common examples of such multi-scale processes are deterministic evolutions, jump-diffusions,
and state dependent Markov chains. The law of large numbers limit, central limit theorem,
and the corresponding...   More >

i4Y Child Marriage and Youth Empowerment Group Speaker Series: Harnessing the power of social norms for improving global health. A case study from West Africa

Seminar | February 7 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 401 University Hall

 Ben Cislaghi, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

 Innovations for Youth (i4Y)

Harnessing the power of social norms for improving global health. A case study from West Africa.

Social norms are the unwritten rules in a group or society. They facilitate human interaction by clarifying what behaviour people can expect from others. They range from simple rules of etiquette (shake hands when you meet someone) to fundamental family or social duties (get married, find a...   More >

How Did US-Russian Relations Get So Bad and How Might They Be Improved?

Colloquium | February 7 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 2538 Channing (Inst. for the Study of Societal Issues), Wildavsky Conference Room

 George Breslauer, Professor of the Graduate School, The Charles and Louise Travers Department of Political Science, UC Berkeley

 Institute for the Study of Societal Issues

The current hostility in US-Russian relations goes back to the aftermath of the collapse of the USSR and the formal end of the Cold War. US International behavior in Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa progressively alienated Russian leaders, leading, under Putin, to sharp reactions. In response to those reactions, US leaders of both parties came to demonize Russia and Putin and to up the...   More >

EECS Colloquium: Toward Unifying Model-based and Learning-based Robotics

Colloquium | February 7 | 4-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, 306 (HP Auditorium)

 Dieter Fox, University of Washington

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

The predominant approach to perception, control, and planning in robotics is to design approximate models of the physics underlying a robot, its sensors, and its interactions with the environment. These model-based techniques often capture properties such as the propagation of light and sound, or the mass, momentum, shape, and surface friction of objects, and use these to generate controls that...   More >

Applied Statistics at Tesla

Seminar | February 7 | 4-5 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Swupnil Sahai, Tesla; Andrej Karpathy, Tesla

 Department of Statistics

From estimating the time to failure of battery modules for Reliability Engineering to predicting lane lines from images for Autopilot, statistics plays a vital role in building all of Tesla’s products. In this talk, we present the ways in which Tesla is changing the future of sustainable energy and discuss how statisticians will help us get there.

Bowen Lectures: Lecture 1: Mathematics and Computation (through the lens of one problem and one algorithm). The problem, the algorithm and the connections.

Lecture | February 7 | 4:10-5 p.m. | Calvin Laboratory (Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing), Auditorium

 Avi Wigderson, Institute for Advanced Study

 Department of Mathematics

In this lecture, we introduce and motivate the main characters in this plot:

- Singularity of symbolic matrices: a basic problem in both computational complexity.

- Alternating Minimization: a basic heuristic in non-convex optimization.

I will explain how variants of this algorithm are applied to variants of this problem, how they are analyzed, and how the analysis gives rise to problems...   More >

New Play Reading: "Only You Get Me" by Sam Peurach

Performing Arts - Theater | February 7 | 5-7 p.m. | B4 Dwinelle Hall

 Department of Theater, Dance & Performance Studies

When Cam and Selena are stranded outside Hamburg, Germany, passions spark and a promise is made: to be intimate upon their future return to Hamburg. 10 years later, that promise is tested...Join us for a reading of the play “Only You Get Me” by Berkeley alum Sam Peurach, followed by a discussion with the playwright and the director, Jennifer Coluccio.   More >

Grad Fest

Information Session | February 7 | 5-7 p.m. |  Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union

 Leadership, Engagement, Advising, and Development (LEAD) Center

Graduate and professional students at UC Berkeley are invited to engage with campus department and graduate student organizations in one central place at GradFest. Located in Pauley Ballroom (within the Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union), GradFest will feature artisan hors d’oeuvres by Student Union Catering, quick exercise demonstrations by University Health Services, painting led by the Art...   More >

Book Lecture | David Biale on Hasidism: A New History

Lecture | February 7 | 5:30-7 p.m. |  Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)

 Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

Free and open to the public

Far from a throwback to the Middle Ages, Hasidism is a product of modernity that forged its identity as a radical alternative to the secular world. So argue the eight distinguished authors, led by David Biale, of Hasidism: A New History, the first comprehensive account of the movement’s place in modern Jewish history. The book represents an innovative collaboration...   More >

Whose Classroom?: The Generative Potential of Conflict in Higher Education

Workshop | February 7 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, Academic Innovation Studio (Dwinelle 117)

 Dr. Sarah Lappas, ACES Culture and Activism Fellow

 American Cultures, Academic Innovation Studio, Equity and Inclusion, Vice Chancellor, Center for Teaching and Learning

This event brings together UC Berkeley faculty, and students in a guided dialogue unpacking the tensions, frustrations, opportunities and possibilities of contentious discourse in the classroom.

Lies, Damned Lies, and Academic Narratives

Seminar | February 7 | 6-7:30 p.m. | 105 Stanley Hall

 Professor Terry Johnson, UC Berkeley Department of Bioengineering

 Thriving in Science

Lies, Damned Lies, and Academic Narratives: Thriving in Science Seminar

Seminar | February 7 | 6-7 p.m. | 105 Stanley Hall

 Terry Johnson, UCB Dept. of Bioengineering

 QB3 - California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences

Academic communication is not unique in its reliance on narrative to convey information and gather interest. Unfortunately, the narratives that we routinely construct can encourage unrealistic expectations in participants new to our disciplines. We'll discuss the typical narratives academics engage in, compare how they are interpreted differently by different audiences, and consider the best (and...   More >

Career Connections: Arts and Design

Miscellaneous | February 7 | 6-8 p.m. |  Career Center (2440 Bancroft Way)

 Cal Alumni Association, Career Center

In collaboration with the Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation and Publications and Media Center, we are seeking alumni and professionals in a multitude of fields involving arts, design, and/or technology! The event will require minimal prep work from attendees; simply arrive and share your insider knowledge of the marketing and media industry through introductions and casual conversations.

  Register online

EA Info-Session

Information Session | February 7 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Were you ever interested in working for the gaming industry? Come out to the Wozniak Lounge on February 7th at 6 PM to speak to EA employees and the type of projects that you can work on! Free food will be provided!

Toastmasters on Campus Club: Learn public speaking

Meeting | July 2, 2014 – December 26, 2018 every Wednesday | 6:15-7:30 p.m. | 3119 Etcheverry 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.

History Homecoming: A Panel and Reception for Friends of the Department

Special Event | February 7 | 6:30-9:30 p.m. |  Alumni House

 Susanna Elm; Jonathan Sheehan; Elena Schneider

 Mark Peterson

 Department of History

History Homecoming is a gathering of alumni and friends of the Department of History for fellowship, food, refreshments, and a special history panel. The topic of this year's faculty panel is "Quakes, Storms, and Wrecks: Disaster as a Window to the Past."

 Limited seating is available, so please plan to arrive early.

ARCH Lecture: 2017 Branner & Stump Fellows

Lecture | February 7 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

WED, FEB 7, 6:30pm. Recent fellowship recipients will present their research from their international travels. Followed by a reception in the Wurster Gallery, alongside the 2017 Branner &amp; Stump Fellows Exhibition. Open to the CED community!

East of Salinas: February's Movie at Moffitt

Film - Documentary | February 7 | 7-9 p.m. | 405 Moffitt Undergraduate Library


East of Salinas takes us to the heart of California’s “Steinbeck Country,” the Salinas Valley, to meet a bright boy and his dedicated teacher — both sons of migrant farm workers. With parents who are busy working long hours in the fields, third grader Jose Ansaldo often turns to his teacher, Oscar Ramos, for guidance. But Jose is undocumented; he was born in Mexico. Like many other migrant...   More >

 Must have a UCB student ID for entrance.

Movies at Moffitt Image

Science Cafe - It's a small world: Viewing Life with Electrons

Presentation | February 7 | 7-8:30 p.m. |  Restaurant Valparaiso

 1403 Solano Ave , Albany, CA 94706

 Danielle Jorgens, Director, Electron Microscope Laboratory; Restaurant Valparaiso


A revolution is occurring in biology due to new technologies in the world of electron microscopy. In addition to the monumental advances in the Cryo-EM, which garnered the Nobel Prize last year, a new wave of 3-dimensional imaging is taking over the rest of the electron microscopy field. With these advanced 3D electron microscopes, cells and tissues are being visualized at new depths and...   More >

3d-Electron microscopy: tunneling filaments

Film: The Red Line

Film - Documentary | February 7 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

José Filipe Costa’s response to Thomas Harlan’s Torre Bela “re-examine[s] Harlan’s work and his role as observer, participant, and perhaps direct influence upon the events. . . . The Red Line offers a nuanced and fascinating look back upon the revolutionary movement and its aftermath while paying homage to the work of Harlan and his editors, and the difficult, perhaps impossible, path of the...   More >

Cine Latino: Dolores

Film - Feature | February 7 | 7-9 p.m. | 102 Wurster Hall

 Center for Latin American Studies

Dolores Huerta is among the most important, yet least known, activists in American history. With intimate and unprecedented access to this intensely private mother to eleven, the film reveals the raw, personal stakes involved in committing one’s life to social change. 95 minutes. English and Spanish with English subtitles.

(Dolores Huerta organizing marchers on the 2nd day of March Coachella in California, 1969. © 1976 George Ballis/Take Stock/The Image Works/Courtesy of Ro*co.)

Cécile McLorin Salvant

Performing Arts - Music | February 7 | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Cal Performances

Credited with carrying on the legacy of artists like Ella Fitzgerald and Billie Holiday, Cécile McLorin Salvant’s repertoire includes jazz standards, folk songs, and blues tunes, plus her own compositions.


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