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
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 >
Workshop | March 18 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden
Learn to make beautiful handmade paper from plants in your own garden! No experience necessary. This class will discuss the basics of harvesting, cooking, and processing plants and forming into sheets of handmade paper. Participants are welcome to bring in contributions from their home gardens. Youll never look at your garden the same way again!
$85/ $80 Garden members
Workshop | March 18 | 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | Bancroft Studio (2401 Bancroft)
TDPS presents a series of three spring workshops with Cuban dancer and choreographer José Francisco Barroso on January 28, February 18, and March 18, 2018. 10:30am-12pm. Free and open to the public. Live drumming.
Film - Feature | March 18 | 1 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
For those who know the final volume of Marcel Prousts In Search of Lost Time, Ruizs film sets off its own chain of memories and associations; for those who do not, it serves as a superb introduction to the shape and texture of the Proustian universe (Dave Kehr).
Sport - Intercollegiate - Baseball/Softball | March 18 | 1:05 p.m. | Evans Field
Cal Baseball hosts Oregon State in conference action at Evans Diamond.
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 email@example.com... More >
Performing Arts - Theater | March 17 – 18, 2018 every day | 2-3:15 p.m. | Durham Studio Theater (Dwinelle Hall)
Written by David Ives
Directed by TDPS Students
TDPS presents an evening of one act comedies drawn from the collections of award-winning playwright David Ives and directed by TDPS students. Ives's offbeat sketches mix the witty and the wise-cracking, the surreal and the satiric, the poetic and the perplexing.
$10 Students and Seniors, Cal Staff & Faculty (ID required), $15 General Admission
Performing Arts - Other | March 18 | 3-5 p.m. | Zellerbach Playhouse
Shadow puppetry, live music, and immersive visual effects combine to tell the story of two elderly sister lighthouse keepers separated by death, in Manual Cinemas Ada/Ava. The Chicago-based performance collectives piece evokes the supernatural world of the New England gothic, where the living and the dead commingle in an exploration of melancholy, loneliness, and sisterly love.
$68 prices subject to change
Performing Arts - Music | March 18 | 3-5 p.m. | Hertz Concert Hall
Beethoven/Variations on See the conquring hero comes from Handels Judas Maccabaeus
Lera Auerbach/Sonata for Cello and Piano, Op. 69
Mendelssohn/ Lied ohne Worte (Song Without Words) in D Major for Cello and Piano, Op. 109
Grieg/Sonata for Cello and Piano in A minor, Op. 36
$68 prices subject to change
Film - Feature | March 18 | 3 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Two young people try to protect a fragile love on societys margins in Bergmans early look at adolescents in crisis, infused with a surprising warmth and optimism.
Film - Feature | March 18 | 4:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
An apolitical small-time crook in Soweto gets swept up in political protests in this legendary 1988 film, the first anti-apartheid feature made in South Africa and a still-vital time capsule of protest, street culture,
Innovations and Inspirations: An Evening with Dr. Astro Teller: A Benefit Event to Support the Lawrence Hall of Science
Special Event | March 18 | 5-9 p.m. | Lawrence Hall of Science
Dr. Astro Teller, X
This event, hosted by the Lawrence Hall of Science Advisory Council, will celebrate the Hall with our supporters, corporate partners, and individual donors as well as raise funds for the Halls important work in STEM education. Attendees' support will help the Hall deliver innovative STEM learning programs and increase access to STEM education locally and globally. Attendees will also have the... More >
$1,000 Individual Patron Ticket, $500 Individual Ticket, $300 Individual Nonprofit Ticket (limited availability for nonprofit or education professionals)
Visit the event website for additional ticket and sponsorship options. Buy tickets online
Performing Arts - Other | March 18 | 7-9 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium
Enjoy performances, music, and more from I-House residents. All proceeds go towards non-profit organizations United We Dream and Times Up Legal Defense Fund.
Spring Resident Benefit Concert
Sunday, March 18, 7-9pm | Chevron Auditorium
I-House Residents: $5-10 Donation | Non-Residents: $10-20 Donation
Beer and wine available for +21 with valid ID
Film - Feature | March 18 | 7 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
The film essayist behind Red Hollywood and Los Angeles Plays Itself returns with this personal history of cinema, inspired by Gilles Deleuze. Less a lecture than a wordless, associative, haunted journey not just through the history of cinematic innovation, but through the 20th century itself (The Guardian).
Seminar | March 19 | 12-1 p.m. | 489 Minor Hall
Dr. David Berson, Professor of Medical Science, Chair of NeuroScience, Brown University
Abstract: Self-motion triggers complementary visual and vestibular reflexes supporting image-stabilization and balance. Translation through space produces one global pattern of retinal image motion (optic flow), rotation another. We show that each subtype of direction-selective ganglion cell (DSGC) adjusts its direction preference topographically to align with specific translatory optic flow... More >
Lecture | March 19 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall
Michel Wendell, Nexit Ventures
Michel Wendell will discuss the strong influence Finland has had in Northern California since the Gold Rush days. He will highlight the innovative Finnish spirit strongly represented in the high tech world and share Finland's current achievements in Silicon Valley and in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Michel Wendell is a co-founder and general partner of Nexit Ventures, a venture fund focusing on... More >
Colloquium | March 19 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | 3105 Tolman Hall
Yuan Meng, Department of Psychology; Ruthee Foushee, Department of Psychology
Childrens Causal Interventions Combine Discrimination and Confirmation
Like scientists, children can design "experiments" to distinguish between causal structures, but their performance often falls short of information-theoretic metrics such as the expected information gain (EIG). Such deviation may have resulted from mixing normative discriminatory strategies such as... More >
Lecture | March 19 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall
Yunus Doğan Telliel, Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion
While there remain many unanswered questions regarding the July 2016 coup attempt, most Turkish citizens seem to agree with the government that putschists were linked to Fethullah Gülen and the Hizmet movement. Although the government was decisive about what some call de-Gülenification in state and private sectors, the possibility of a coup organized by a group of devout Muslims has puzzled... More >
Seminar | March 19 | 1-2 p.m. | Soda Hall, 430-438 Wozniak Lounge
Nika Haghtalab, PhD. Candidate, Carnegie Mellon University
In this talk, I will explore three lines of research from my work on the theoretical aspects of machine learning and algorithmic economics that account for these interactions.
Performing Arts - Dance | March 19 | 2-5 p.m. | D23 Hearst Field Annex
A dance workshop presented as part of the Global Urban Humanities course Populism, Art and the City. No prior Theater experience necessary. Please dress to move.
Seminar | March 19 | 2-3:50 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall
Dan-Virgil Voiculescu, UC Berkeley
The talk will be about extreme values in free probability and the beginning of an extension to bi-free probability, that is to free probability with left and right variables.
Differential Geometry Seminar: Estimates of constant scalar curvature Kahler metrics with applications to existence
Seminar | March 19 | 2:10-3 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall
Jingrui Cheng, University of Wisconsin–Madison
We develop new apriori estimates for scalar curvature type equations on a compact Kahler manifold. As applications, we show that properness of K-energy with respect to the \(L^1\) geodesic distance implies the existence of constant scalar curvature Kahler metrics. This is joint work with Xiuxiong Chen.
Workshop | March 19 | 3 p.m. | University Village Community Center
1125 Jackson Street, Albany, CA 94706
Come learn with Nature Village how to create an indoor garden for your apartment!
Bring an empty plastic bottle, which we'll reuse to create an indoor herb garden. Soil and seeds will be provided.
Seminar | March 19 | 3-4 p.m. | 540 Cory Hall
R Srikant, UIUC
We consider a problem motivated by file retrieval in cloud computing systems where storage coding is used. In such problems, each file-retrieval job consists of multiple tasks (each corresponding to the retrieval of a coded chunk of a file), and the job is completed only when all of its tasks are completed. The goal is to compute the tail probability of the job completion time. However, this is a... More >
Arithmetic Geometry and Number Theory RTG Seminar: Arithmetic finiteness results for Fano varieties and hypersurfaces
Seminar | March 19 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall
Ariyan Javanpeykar, Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz
Faltings proved that there are only finitely many abelian schemes of dimension $g$ over a fixed “arithmetic curve”. Similar finiteness results hold (for instance) for K3 surfaces (Andre + Y. She), smooth curves of fixed genus $g >1$ (Faltings), and cubic surfaces (Scholl). In this talk, we will investigate similar finiteness results for Fano varieties and hypersurfaces, and explain the... More >
Colloquium | March 19 | 4-5:30 p.m. | B-4 Dwinelle Hall
This is the third lecture of the Spring 2018 Slavic Graduate Colloquium lecture series.
Colloquium | March 19 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 2515 Tolman Hall
Déana Scipio, School of Education at University of California, Davis
Abstract: In this talk, Dr. Scipio explores the ways that joyful learning opportunities for authoring artifacts and activities shaped the broadening participation experiences of youth in the SoundCitizen Science Apprenticeship (SCSA) program. SCSA was a National Science Foundation funded, design-based research out of school time program for middle and high school youth. Within SCSA, youth... More >
Spike inference for genetically encoded calcium indicators with models of multistep binding kinetics
Seminar | March 19 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 177 Life Sciences Addition
Dr. David Greenberg, Center of Advanced European Studies and Research, Bonn, Germany
Multiphoton imaging of genetically encoded calcium indicators can detect action potential (AP) evoked fluorescence changes from populations of spatially resolved neurons, but the nonlinear dependence of fluorescence on AP counts and variable indicator expression across neurons make quantitative inference problematic. We developed a biophysical model of GCaMP6s in neurons based on the... More >
Seminar | March 19 | 4-5 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall
Cynthia Wolberger, John Hopkins School of Medicine
Seminar | March 19 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall
Mihajlo Cekic, Max Planck Institute for Mathematics (Bonn)
In the classical Calderon conjecture we want to recover a metric on a compact manifold, up to diffeomorphism fixing the boundary, from the Dirichlet-to-Neumann (DN) map of the metric Laplacian. This problem is routinely motivated by applications and is open in dimension 3 and higher. In this talk, we fix the metric and consider the DN map of the connection Laplacian for Yang-Mills connections. We... More >
Lecture | March 19 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 220 Geballe Room
Are the analytical tools of the past adequate to identify and assess what we perceive as the revival of fascistic tendencies today? My contention is that most academic and non-academic efforts to denounce contemporary forms of fascism fail to come to terms with the structural roots of the problem. Critical theory has never contented itself with describing surface appearanceand theres no reason... More >
Panel Discussion | March 19 | 5-7 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium
Marion Nestle, Paulette Goddard Professor of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health, Emerita, New York University; Alice Waters, Owner, Chez Panisse
Join us for a wide-ranging conversation with renowned local restaurateur and activist Alice Waters and influential alumna and author Marion Nestle, who will talk about the current state of our food system and why they think the food movement is a beacon of light at the intersection of agriculture, food, nutrition, and public health.
Lecture | March 19 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 300 Wheeler Hall
Department of English, Eighteenth-Century and Romanticism Colloquium
Through a reading of Wordsworths "Home at Grasmere" and "Tintern Abbey" and Schellings romantic novella Clara, this talk will expose the stakes of bliss and its afterlives in modernity at what is arguably its (idealist and romantic) high point. It will consider the relation in these texts between bliss, love, solitude and sovereignty, and why bliss turns out to be the point where romantic... More >
Extending the Cross-Straits Cold War into the Third World: Taiwanese International Development in Asia and Africa
Lecture | March 19 | 5 p.m. | 180 Doe Library
James Lin, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington
Thomas B. Gold, Sociology, UC Berkeley
In 1959 in the face of Communist insurgency in north Vietnam, the Republic of Vietnam regime forwarded a request to Taiwan for twenty to thirty agricultural technicians to assist their rural development program and win the hearts and minds of Vietnamese villages. In response to this formed the inaugural Taiwanese international development mission that eventually was subsumed into Taiwans... More >
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)
Istifaa Ahmed, UROOC
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 >
Career Fair | March 19 | 6-7 p.m. | Career Center (2440 Bancroft Way), Gold Room
International students with majors in humanity and social science areas may face more challenging job market and hurdles with work authorization and visa requirements. Come and talk to the international alumni who graduated with the same majors as you and are working in the Bay Area.
Lecture | March 19 | 6:30-8 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall
MON, MAR 19, 6:30pm. Please join us for a talk with Nader Tehrani, Dean of the Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture of the Cooper Union and Principal of NADAAA.
Information Session | March 19 | 6:30-7:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)
Co-sponsored by HKN and UPE, please come out to the Wozniak Lounge to learn about an exclusive partnership between Accel Partners and EECS Berkeley: The Accel Scholars Program. It is the leading program of its type, providing unparalleled opportunities for students to grow and develop in unique ways by bridging technology, business, academics and real world experiences. The program is designed to... More >
Lecture | March 19 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
The import-export business of making history demands an equivalence, a loyalty, and a familial solidarity between people and things. Such skills are best honed in conditions of blindness, where we cannot immediately tell what is in the room with us and whether it is alive or dead, person or thing, male or female.
Blind and non-aligned, the oral corporation extends its incorporation... More >
Lecture | March 19 | 7-9 p.m. | 200 Wheeler Hall
Adama Iwu; Antonia Lassar; Cat Brooks; Kat Alexander
The Berkeley Forum
The #MeToo movement, which has gained significant traction since actress Alyssa Milano used the hashtag in October 2017 to encourage survivors of sexual assault and harassment to speak out and raise awareness, has had an unprecedented social and cultural effect. As survivors continue to raise allegations of sexual misconduct across industries, it is important to discuss how to approach the... More >
Course | March 20 | 9:30-11:30 a.m. | 177 Stanley Hall
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 >
Meeting | October 31, 2017 – May 15, 2018 every Tuesday with exceptions | 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Berkeley Youth Alternatives (BYA)
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.
Lecture | March 20 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall
Philipp Trein, University of Lausanne
Health policymakers around the world face complex policy challenges such as chronic diseases, which require integrated policy responses. In this talk, Philipp Trein presents his book (forthcoming with Cambridge University Press), in which he analyses how policies to prevent diseases are related to policies aiming to cure illnesses. The book argues that two factors lead to a close relationship of... More >
View from the Top: Kishore Seendripu: An accidental entrepreneur: My journey from Berkeley to Wall Street
Lecture | March 20 | 12-1 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium, 3rd floor
Kishore Seendripu, Co-founder, president & CEO, Maxliner
Kishore will share his experiences as an entrepreneur and a cofounder of MaxLinear, a modern communications IC company, from inception to NYSE initial public offering. He will cover the gamut of challenges an entrepreneurs journey entails, from building a team and spawning product ideas to dealing with venture capitalists, bankers and shareholders.
Special Event | March 20 | 12-1 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden
Celebrate the first day of spring with this special concert of quartz crystal singing bowls and finely tuned gongs at the UC Botanical Garden.
$30, $25 Garden members
Meeting | March 20 | 12-1 p.m. | 139 Mulford Hall
Jon Jarvis, Executive Director, Institute for Parks, People, and Biodiversity; Patrick Gonzalez, Principal Climate Change Scientist, U.S. National Park Service; Sarah Allen, Ocean and Coastal Resources Program Lead, U.S. National Park Service
California Outdoor Engagement Coalition
The Institute for Parks, People, and Biodiversity is excited to announce an opportunity for students to join Jon Jarvis, Sarah Allen, and Patrick Gonzalez for a monthly one hour event where they can ask questions and seek advice about the National Park Service, climate change, careers, conservation, and much more. Students can learn more and RSVP here. Space is limited, you must RSVP to attend... More >
Workshop | March 20 | 12:10-1 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club
Kim Guess, RD, Wellness Program Dietitian, Be well at Work - Wellness
Vegetables can replace less healthy ingredients in a huge variety of dishes. Learn how to incorporate more vegetables into your meals by turning them into noodles, rice, mash, and more! Lecture, brief cooking demonstration, and a sample will be provided.
Meeting | February 20, 2018 – January 5, 2021 every Tuesday | 12:15-1 p.m. | 3110 Tang Center, University Health Services
The Mindfulness Meditation Group meets every Tuesday at 12:15-1:00 pm at 3110 Tang Center on campus. All campus-affiliated people are welcome to join us on a drop-in basis, no registration or meditation experience necessary. We start with a short reading on meditation practice, followed by 30 minutes of silent sitting, and end with a brief discussion period.
Seminar | March 20 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall
Colloquium | March 20 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall
A constitutive part of both colonialism and apartheid in South Africa was the forced spatial extension of black families. A crucial concern was how to ensure black, exploitative labor for resource extraction and infrastructural labor. Today, this spatial legacy of apartheid remains a solidified part of kinship structure, with families largely spit between the space of the urban township and the... More >
Course | January 16 – May 3, 2018 every Tuesday & Thursday | 2-3:30 p.m. | 102 Wurster Hall
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 | March 20 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall
Esteban Rossi-Hansberg, Princeton
Seminar | March 20 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall
Filip Matejka, CERGE-EI
Colloquium | March 20 | 3 p.m. | 135 Morrison Hall
Fonema Consort was founded in 2011 by singer Nina Dante and composers Pablo Santiago Chin and Edward Hamel. Named Best New Vocal-Oriented Contemporary Classical Ensemble of 2014 by the Chicago Reader, the ensemble has quickly earned a place in Chicagos new music community, and is building a national and international audience with performances across the US as well as in Europe and Latin... More >
Colloquium | March 20 | 3-4:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library | Note change in date and time
Gerald Roche, Asia Institute, University of Melbourne
Jann Ronis, East Asian Languages and Cultures, UC Berkeley
Research on Tibets linguistic diversity in the West dates back to at least the mid-nineteenth century. However, a surge in descriptive and documentary linguistics in the twenty-first century has radically altered our understanding of Tibets rich and complex linguistic ecology. This presentation will provide an overview of this emerging picture of Tibet as a cradle of linguistic diversity in the... More >
Cognitive Neuroscience Colloquium: Chronic ambulatory brain recording in Parkison's disease using a totally implantable neural interface.
Colloquium | March 20 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall
Philip Starr, Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, UCSF
Seminar | March 20 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building
Nieng Yan, Princeton University
Seminar | March 20 | 3:45-5 p.m. | 103 Genetics & Plant Biology Building | Note change in location
Persi Diaconis, Stanford University
Building new representations out of old ones by tensoring is a basic construction; indeed, an old theorem of Burnside and Brauer says that all representations of a finite group can be built this way, starting from one faithful representation. Of course, decomposing tensor products can be a nightmare (the Kronecker problem). Its even worse over general rings. Surprisingly, there is a useful... More >
Lecture | March 20 | 4 p.m. | 7205 Dwinelle Hall
Kent Rigsby, Duke University
The AHMA Colloquium is a series of informal papers presented in the afternoon in 7205 Dwinelle Hall. It is hosted and organized by graduate students from the Ancient History and Mediterranean Archaeology Graduate Group.
Information Session | March 20 | 4-5 p.m. | International House, Sproul Room
There's no better time to start building your credit history than today. Do you know that a 100 point difference in your credit score, say 640 vs 740, during your lifetime could mean $200K in higher fees and payments? As a student, it's good to take stock of your financial health early so you can set good financial goals. This is your chance to learn more about how your credit history, credit... More >
Seminar | March 20 | 4-5 p.m. | 220 Jacobs Hall
Ethan Eismann, Design Director for Homes at Airbnb, will speak at Jacobs Hall as part of the Design Field Notes series.
Seminar | March 20 | 4-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, HP Auditorium, 306 Soda Hall
Arthur Barnard, Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford University
In this seminar, I will discuss two kinds of novel devices we build from classical and quantum nanomaterials: (1) nanoscale optoelectromechanical sensors and (2) ballistic graphene transistors. In both cases, we use these new devices to uncover emergent physical phenomena, paving the way for next-generation functional devices.
Lecture | March 20 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 2334 Bowditch (Center for Latin American Studies), Conference Room
The transition from slavery to freedom in the largest region in Spanish America inhabited mostly by black people has been aided by the geography of Colombias western rainforests. Access to a diverse environment the jungle, soils and subsoils, rivers and the ocean contributed to free peoples subsistence and allowed them to make commodities from nature.
Lecture | March 20 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall
Martin Hairer, Imperial College London
Environmental Care and the Infrastructure of Indifference: Tanner Lectures on Human Values by Michael Warner
Lecture | March 20 | 4:10-6:15 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room
Michael Warner will present a three-day lecture series with commentary by Anahid Nersissian, Dale Jamieson, and Jedediah Purdy on March 20, 21, & 22, 2018. The first day's lecture is titled "On the Grid." The second day's lecture is titled "Infrastructure as Ethics." There will be a seminar and discussion on the third day. All days' events are free and open to the public. No tickets required.
Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: Grothendieck Riemann-Roch Theorem
Seminar | March 20 | 5-6 p.m. | 103 Genetics & Plant Biology Building
Anningzhe Gao, UC Berkeley
We will introduce the Chern character and Todd class, then use these definitions to give a statement of the Grothendieck Riemann-Roch theorem. Also we will discuss the Mumford relation and consider some examples.
Berkeley Folklore Roundtable: From Potosí to Tennessee: Clandestine Desires and the Sounds of Crossing…
Lecture | March 20 | 5-7 p.m. | Kroeber Hall, Gifford Room, 221
Alex. E. Chavez, Dept. of Anthropology, University of Notre Dame
Berkeley Folklore Roundtable with Anthropologist and Folklorist Alex E. Chavez on how "sound" and "voices" negotiate the US-Mexico border through music and performance.
Panel Discussion | March 20 | 5-6:30 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium
Office of Chancellor, Goldman School of Public Policy’s Center on Civility & Democratic Engagement
In the first iteration of a new event series that brings together prominent individuals from both sides of the political spectrum, Professor Robert Reich will be joined on the stage by the Heritage Foundation's Stephen Moore to discuss inequality in the US.
Lecture | March 20 | 5-6 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)
Mark Turin, Chair of the First Nations Languages Program and Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia
Alexander von Rospatt, Professor, Buddhist and South Asian Studies; Acting Chair, South and Southeast Asian Studies; and Director, Himalayan Studies Initiative
Join us for two Nepal-related talks by anthropologists and scholars of Nepal, Prof. Mark Turin and Prof. Sara Shneiderman.
Information Session | March 20 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)
Strategy Maps are communication tools. They are meant to be shared. They are meant to create a conversation. And that conversation is meant to consist of debate, understanding, and challenge -- all in an attempt to achieve consensus on a strategic decision.
Want to learn more about Capital One's new, revolutionary idea? Come on by to the Woz and learn more about it directly from their... More >
Magic Spells: A Research Workshop on Hebrew Amulets: With Magnes curators Shir Gal Kochavi, Zoe Lewin, and Francesco Spagnolo
Lecture | March 20 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)
Join Magnes curators in discovering the elaborate texts and imagery, magic formulas, and kabbalistic sources in Hebrew amulets.
Worn on ones person or placed in homes, Jewish amulets are used at moments of vulnerability and transition, like childbirth, marriage, or illness. They feature texts including biblical verses, Psalms, divine names, and invocations of powerful figures like angels, and... More >
Workshop | March 20 | 6-7 p.m. | 155 Barrows Hall
Berkeley International Office(BIO)), ASUC Senator Lynn Shiung
This workshop will provide you with information on how international visitors can obtain work authorization off campus via CPT (Curricular Practical Training) and OPT (Optional Practical Training).
Register here: https://goo.gl/forms/RG3qC7GKjihPugQu1
Sara Shneiderman | Restructuring Life: Agencies and Infrastructures in Nepal’s Post-Conflict, Post-Disaster State of Transformation
Lecture | March 20 | 6-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)
Sara Shneiderman, Associate Professor in Anthropology and the Institute of Asian Research at the University of British Columbia
Alexander von Rospatt, Professor, Buddhist and South Asian Studies; Acting Chair, South and Southeast Asian Studies; and Director, Himalayan Studies Initiative
Join us for two talks by anthropologists and scholars of Nepal, Prof. Sara Shneiderman and Prof. Mark Turin.
Miscellaneous | March 20 | 6-8 p.m. | Career Center (2440 Bancroft Way)
CAA has teamed up with the UC Berkeley Career Center to help students make connections and gain clarity in their career pursuits.
For each of these casual networking events, we are seeking a diverse group of alumni to showcase a variety of careers. The events require no prepsimply chat with interested students, share your path from Cal to career, and offer advice to those who hope to follow... More >
Workshop | March 20 | 6-8 p.m. | 102 Wurster Hall
Part of the decolonizing the environment workshops hosted by the Environmental Justice program.
Lecture | March 20 | 6:30-7:30 p.m. | Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center
Molly Melching, Tostan
Molly Melching has received international recognition for remarkable success in promoting human rights, resulting in more than 8,000 communities in eight African countries abandoning the practices of female genital cutting and child marriage. Join Molly as she discusses her journey and the need to complement top-down policies and laws with investment at the heart of social transformation.
Reading - Nonfiction | March 20 | 6:30-7:30 p.m. | North Gate Hall, Library
Gary Wassermans decision to head to Qatar to teach at Georgetown sounds questionable, at best. In the beginning, he writes, this sounds like a politically incorrect joke. A Jewish guy walks into a fundamentalist Arab country to teach American politics at a Catholic college. But he quickly discovers that he has entered a world that gives him a unique perspective on the Middle East and on... More >
Gordon Douglas - Author Book Talk: The Help-Yourself City: Legitimacy and Inequality in DIY Urbanism
Lecture | March 20 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Wurster Hall, 210 - Environmental Design Library Atrium
Gordon Douglas, San Jose State Unviersity
In The Help-Yourself City, Gordon Douglas looks closely at people who take urban planning into their own hands with homemade signs and benches, guerrilla bike lanes and more. Douglas explores the frustration, creativity, and technical expertise behind these interventions, but also the position of privilege from which they often come. The Help-Yourself City tells a street-level story of people's... More >
Lecture | March 20 | 7-8:30 p.m. | 210 Wurster Hall
In The Help-Yourself City, Gordon Douglas looks closely at people who take urban planning into their own hands, exploring the frustration, creativity, and technical expertise behind these interventions