<< Week of April 22 >>

Sunday, April 22, 2018

CNR Celebrates Earth Day: The CNR Alumni Association encourages everyone to "See the Bigger Picture and Make a Better World" in your community.

Social Event | April 22 |  Nationwide (Virtual)

 College of Natural Resources

The CNR Alumni Association encourages everyone to "See the Bigger Picture and Make a Better World" in your community. We hope that members of the CNR community around the world will volunteer on Earth Day and share the news of their activities via CNR social media using the hashtag #berkeleycnr. This is a great opportunity to reach out to CNR friends and encourage them to join you - either in...   More >

Day of Service | Earth Day

Special Event | April 22 | 9 a.m.-1 p.m. |  Shorebird Park Nature Center

 160 University Ave, Berkeley, CA 94710

 Cal Alumni Association

CAA’s Day of Service is a hands-on community service project during which Cal alumni, family, and friends come together to give back to their local areas while strengthening ties with fellow members of the UC Berkeley community.

  Register online

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 >

Spring Free Family Day

Miscellaneous | April 22 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

A Free Day of Art, Music & Film!

11 AM–3 PM: Art Making, Family Tours, and Library on Wheels
1–2 PM: Musical Performance: Alphabet Rockers
3 PM: Family Matinee: The Red Balloon

Make art inspired by BAMPFA exhibitions and Earth Day.
Explore the galleries with family-oriented tours.
Get moving to music that moves you with Alphabet Rockers. W. Kamau Bell says their intergenerational...   More >

Softball vs. Utah

Sport - Intercollegiate - Baseball/Softball | April 22 | 12 p.m. |  Levine-Fricke Field

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Softball hosts Utah in conference action at Levine-Fricke Field.

Baseball vs. Washington

Sport - Intercollegiate - Baseball/Softball | April 22 | 1:05 p.m. |  Evans Field

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Baseball hosts Washington in conference action at Evans Diamond.

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 >

Theater - "The Dream of Kitamura": Written and Directed by Philip Kan Gotanda

Performing Arts - Theater | April 22 – 29, 2018 every Sunday | 2-3:30 p.m. |  Zellerbach Playhouse

 Department of Theater, Dance & Performance Studies

Eerily evocative, non-linear, and movement-driven, THE DREAM OF KITAMURA tells the ghostly, mythic tale of Lord
Rosanjin, who believes he is marked for death by the demon Kitamura. His horror is so profound that he hires two bodyguards—but are they who they appear to be?

$13 Online in Advance - Students, Cal Staff & Faculty, & Seniors, $15 At the Door - Students, Cal Staff & Faculty, & Seniors, $18 Online in Advance - General Admission, $20 At the Door - General Admission

  Buy tickets online or or by emailing tdpsboxoffice@berkeley.edu

Music in the Dark

Film - Feature | April 22 | 3 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Bergman’s early, restless experimentation with different aesthetics is at its height in this tale of the relationship between a young, blind musician and a lower-class servant girl.

Wind Ensemble

Performing Arts - Music | April 22 | 3 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

Robert Calonico, director
Edmund CAMPION Blast
David CONTE The Dream of Martin Luther King
GRAINGER Irish Tune from County Derry
Philip SPARKE Four Norfolk Dances
SUBKE Klamath River Suite
and more!

The University Wind Ensemble is offered for the study and practice of traditional and contemporary wind band repertoire. The Wind Ensemble’s long history at Cal dates back to before the...   More >

$16 General Admission, $12 non-UCB students, seniors, current/retired UCB faculty and staff, groups 10+, $5 UCB students

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Mahfil-e-Adab - Adl o Insaaf: An Evening of Urdu Literature

Special Event | April 22 | 3-5 p.m. | The Bancroft Hotel, The Great Hall

 2680 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Institute for South Asia Studies, The Berkeley Urdu Initiative, Cal Pakistani Students Association

An evening of Urdu literature!


Film - Feature | April 22 | 5 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Martel’s latest feature is a glimpse into the colonial abyss, adapted from a famed Argentine novel about a Spanish officer in a remote proto-Paraguayan outpost. “Perplexing and thrilling in equal measure” (Variety).

The Headless Woman

Film - Feature | April 22 | 8:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive


 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

A woman involved in a potentially tragic hit-and-run accident tries to ignore what happened in Martel’s disorienting, critically acclaimed suspense thriller. “If Hitchcock and Antonioni ever had an interest in class guilt, you’d have Martel” (Wesley Morris).

Monday, April 23, 2018

Earth Week 2018

Special Event | April 23 – 27, 2018 every day |  Sproul Hall

 Student Environmental Resource Center

Join the UC Berkeley environmental and sustainability community for an array of activating, inspiring, fun, educational, and celebratory events and programs during Earth Week 2018! Find full details at: serc.berkeley.edu/earth-week-2018

Dissertation Talk: Physically-based Modeling and Rendering of Complex Visual Appearance

Presentation | April 23 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | 510 Soda Hall

 No sponsors


Physically-based Modeling and Rendering of Complex Visual Appearance


Photorealistic Rendering in Computer Graphics is increasingly important. Whether in movies or video games, breathtaking graphics have become one of the most crucial factors to their success. However, state of the art rendering still struggles with two fundamental challenges -- realism and speed. It...   More >

Mobilizing Synaptic Plasticity to Promote Recovery from Amblyopia

Seminar | April 23 | 12-1 p.m. | 489 Minor Hall

 Dr. Mark Bear, PhD, PiCower Professor of Neuroscience, MIT

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Amblyopia is a prevalent form of visual disability that arises during infancy and early childhood when inputs to the visual cortex from the two eyes are poorly balanced (e.g., by misalignment of the eyes, asymmetric refraction, or opacities and obstructions of one eye). Characteristics of amblyopia are very poor acuity in one eye, and an attendant loss of stereopsis. The current standard of care...   More >

Combinatorics Seminar: The Kontsevich-Zagier series and its generalizations

Seminar | April 23 | 12-1 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall | Note change in time

 Jeremy Lovejoy, Universite Denis Diderot - Paris 7

 Department of Mathematics

Despite the fact that it converges on no open subset of the complex plane, the Kontsevich-Zagier series has a number of interesting combinatorial, number-theoretic, and topological properties. I will discuss some of these properties, such as quantum modularity, Ramanujan-type congruences, q-identities, and a relation to the colored Jones polynomial of the trefoil knot, along with a program to...   More >

The Practice and the Business of Structural Engineering – Success Factors: Semm Seminar

Seminar | April 23 | 12-1 p.m. | 502 Davis Hall

 Simin Naaseh, President & CEO, Forell/Elsesser

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

What does it take to have a successful structural engineering firm? What are the drivers for success? What are the metrics to measure? How can you make a difference in the firm’s success when you start your first job?

You will hear what Forell/Elsesser Engineers’ CEO considers key success factors, and how every person in a firm can make a difference.

Risk, Innovation, and Gender Reassignment Surgery Culture in Thailand

Lecture | April 23 | 12-2 p.m. | 602 Barrows Hall | Canceled

 Aren Aizura, Assistant Professor in Gender, Women, and Sexuality Studies, University of Minnesota

 Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society

Please join us for a HIFIS Transgender Studies faculty job talk:

This talk examines how the South East Asian gender reassignment surgery industry fits into a global imaginary of risk and innovation in transgender health.

Political Economy Seminar

Seminar | April 23 | 12:30-2 p.m. | Moses Hall, Moses Hall 223

 Sebastian Siegloch, Universität Mannheim

 Department of Economics

The Political Economy Seminar focuses on formal and quantitative work in the political economy field, including formal political theory.

50 Shades of Streaming with DASH

Presentation | April 23 | 1-2 p.m. | 405 Soda Hall

 Ali C. Begen, Ozyegin University, Turkey


HTTP adaptive streaming (HAS) has become the technology of choice for delivering video content over the Internet. We first show that when multiple HAS clients share a network bottleneck, bad things happen. To address the problems, we present a number of solution approaches. Second, we discuss the ways to achieve consistent-quality streaming. Third, we look into some of the recent developments in...   More >

Probabilistic Operator Algebra Seminar: Some introductory aspects of Tomita-Takesaki theory

Seminar | April 23 | 2-4 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

 Srivatsav Kunnawalkam Elayavalli, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

We explore the theory of Minoru Tomita (later polished and developed more by Masamichi Takesaki) on modular automorphisms of von Neumann algebras. This is a vast subject, and one cannot hope to cover it in one talk. As a result we will look at some basic notions and build a flavor for this subject in this presentation. The theory has led to some important classification results of Type III...   More >

Electronic Resources for Chinese Studies in Social Sciences

Information Session | April 23 | 2-3:30 p.m. | East Asian Library, Rm. 341

 Susan Xue


Learning where to locate books, articles, data and government documents in electronic format for Chinese Studies in the social sciences

Seminar 211, Economic History: Spending a Windfall: American Precious Metals and Euro-Asian Trade 1531-1810

Seminar | April 23 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Nuno Palma, University of Manchester

 Department of Economics

Co-sponsored by the Blum Center for Developing Economies.

Differential Geometry Seminar: Several homogeneous fully nonlinear elliptic equations in geometry

Seminar | April 23 | 2:10-3 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Weiyong He, University of Oregon

 Department of Mathematics

We discuss several (related) homogeneous fully nonlinear elliptic equations which originated from Kahler geometry and conformal geometry. We mainly focus on a class of equations introduced by Gursky and Streets. We discuss the existence and regularity of this equation and its application to the sigma-2 problem in conformal geometry.

BLISS Seminar: Stabilizing Gradients for Deep Neural Networks

Seminar | April 23 | 3-4 p.m. | 540 Cory Hall

 Inderjit Dhillon, A9/Amazon/UT Austin

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Vanishing and exploding gradients are two main obstacles in training deep neural networks, especially when trying to capture long range dependencies in recurrent neural networks (RNNs). In this talk, I will present an efficient parametrization of the transition matrix of an RNN that stabilizes the gradients that arise in its training. Specifically, we parameterize the transition matrix by its...   More >

Mobile Lenses on Learning

Lecture | April 23 | 3-5 p.m. | B4 Dwinelle Hall

 Mark Pegrum, Associate Professor, GSE, University of Western Australia

 Berkeley Language Center

This seminar will outline the research currently underway on my new book project entitled “Mobile Lenses on Learning”. Using the metaphor of lenses, it draws together and builds on research carried out over the past decade and published as “From Blogs to Bombs: The Future of Digital Technologies in Education” (2009), “Digital Literacies” (2013, co-authored with Gavin Dudeney and Nicky Hockly),...   More >

Allain Gaussin

Lecture | April 23 | 3-5 p.m. |  CNMAT (1750 Arch St.)

 Center for New Music and Audio Technologies (CNMAT)

Allain Gaussin was born in 1943. Laureate of several first prizes at the Paris Conservatory, he won his composition prize in the class of Messiaen, and then went on to study computerised music at Ircam.

$10 General, $5 Students and seniors

IB Finishing Talk: Population dynamics of green tide macroalgae in the central San Francisco Bay

Seminar | April 23 | 4-5 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Rosemary Romero, UCB (Lindberg and Sousa Labs)

 Department of Integrative Biology

The Implications of China's New Agency for International Development Cooperation

Seminar | April 23 | 4-6 p.m. | 202 Barrows Hall

 Professor Qi Gubo, College of Humanities and Development Studies, China Agricultural University

 Center for African Studies, Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

The newly established China Agency for International Development Cooperation (CAIDC) represents a milestone in Chinese diplomacy and foreign aid, especially in the context of the Belt and Road Initiative proposed by President Xi Jinping. Prof. Qi, one of the pioneers who initiated China's development studies on Sino-African cooperation, will discuss the implications of the new agency for...   More >

Whither the French Revolution?

Lecture | April 23 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 Pierre Serna, Carla Hesse, Susan Maslan, Department of History

 Department of History

A talk by Pierre Serna (Université Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne) with comments by Carla Hesse (History, Berkeley)
& Susan Maslan (French, Berkeley). Part I of a series of two talks. Part II: "French Animals from Louis XIV to the Revolution"
a conversation between Pierre Serna, Peter Sahlins (History, Berkeley) & David Bates (Rhetoric, Berkeley).

Whither the French Revolution?

Lecture | April 23 | 4-6 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 Pierre Serna, Professor of Modern History, University of Paris I — Panthéon-Sorbonne

 Carla Hesse, Dean of Social Sciences, Peder Sather Professor of History, UC Berkeley; Susan Maslan, Associate Professor of French, UC Berkeley

 Department of History

Pierre Serna is Professor of History of the French Revolution at the University of Paris I, Panthéon-Sorbonne. His books include Antonelle: Aristocrat and Revolutionary; Like Beasts: Political History of the Animal in Revolution (1750-1840); and The Animal in the Republic, 1789-1802: Genesis of the Right of the Animals, among others.

Cultural intervention in embodied discovery: Investigating the teaching/learning process through the microgenetic lens of dual eye-tracking technology

Colloquium | April 23 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 2515 Tolman Hall

 Anna Shvarts, Faculty of Psychology, Lomonosov Moscow State University

 Graduate School of Education

The presentation will draw on contemporary investigations of joint attention and joint action to offer a  conceptual bridge between two prominent approaches in educational research: Vygtosky’s cultural-historical view of teaching/learning processes; and dynamic systems theory of development. My thesis is grounded in empirical findings from microgenetic analyses of student–tutor collaboration on...   More >

Faculty Research Lecture: Landscapes and What They Tell Us: The Shock of the Familiar

Lecture | April 23 | 4-5 p.m. |  Chevron Auditorium, International House

 2299 Piedmont Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94720

 William Dietrich, Professor of Earth and Planetary Science, UC Berkeley

 Academic Senate

William Dietrich joined the Berkeley faculty in 1982, after studying at Occidental College and the University of Washington. His work focuses on understanding the processes that drive landscape evolution, including: rainfall runoff, soil production and transport, landsliding, river incision into bedrock, and floodplain formation. He is currently director of the Eel River Critical Zone...   More >

A Catholic International, or Transregional Catholicism? Print, Exiles and Hosts in and beyond the Cambrai Borderlands (1559–1659)

Lecture | April 23 | 5-7 p.m. | 250 Dwinelle Hall

 Violet Soen, University of Leuven

 Department of History, History of the Book Working Group, Dutch Studies

Quite early on, Reformation Studies have argued for a "Calvinist International" branching out through protestant exiles under persecution, yet over the last years Alexandra Walsham has pointed out similar processes emanating from Catholic English exiles settling on the continent. If we have come to acknowledge the importance of English exiles arriving in Douai and Saint Omer, buttressing a...   More >

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 >

Rising Tides, Rising Voices: A Panel on Climate Justice

Panel Discussion | April 23 | 6-8 p.m. |  Anna Head Alumnae Hall (2537 Haste St.)

 Alvaro Sanchez, Environmental Equity Director, The Greenlining Institute; Jessica Tovar, Staff Organizer, Local Clean Energy Alliance; Caroline Farrell, Executive Director, Center on Race, Poverty & the Environment; Rachel Morello Frosch, Associate Professor in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy & Management, University of California, Berkeley; Esther Goolsby, East Oakland Community Organizer, Communities for a Better Environment

 Student Environmental Resource Center

Both environmental degradation and environmental benefits are unevenly distributed along racial and economic lines. This intersection of environmental and social justice is something that we must put at the forefront of our environmental movement. Join us in a panel discussing these intersections, their impacts, and what we must do to ensure that the environmental movement is fighting for those...   More >

$0 Free admission, get a ticket to reserve your spot!

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On Social Architecture: Democracy, Design, and New Networks

Lecture | April 23 | 6:30-8 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Eric McDougall, Creative Strategist. Principle + Founder, Black Ink

 Arts + Design

Social interactions are our sustenance, yet increasingly we face a well-documented, widespread, and growing crisis of loneliness and anxiety in society and amongst people of all strata. Physical space and software, especially where they intersect, play a significant and disruptive role in shaping our experiences for better or worse. Gatherings at campus venues by provocateurs, neo-fascists,...   More >

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Earth Week 2018

Special Event | April 23 – 27, 2018 every day |  Sproul Hall

 Student Environmental Resource Center

Join the UC Berkeley environmental and sustainability community for an array of activating, inspiring, fun, educational, and celebratory events and programs during Earth Week 2018! Find full details at: serc.berkeley.edu/earth-week-2018

Political Ecology in China and Laos

Seminar | April 24 | 9-9:30 a.m. | Barrows Hall, Radio broadcast, ON-AIR ONLY, 90.7 FM

 Juliet Lu, Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management; Erik Sathe, Department of Integrative Biology

 KALX 90.7 FM

Juliet is a political ecologist studying the power dynamics involved with the rubber production industry in China and in Laos. In the interview, Juliet explains how political ecology is useful as a lens to explore the interplay of government policy, industry, and conservation.

Juliet Lu

DataEDGE Conference

Conference/Symposium | April 24 | 9 a.m.-6 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium

 Information, School of

Are you and your organization taking advantage of the opportunities created by today’s flood of new data?

Do you know about the latest tools for storing, analyzing, and visualizing data? Have you considered the privacy implications of working with data? How do leaders balance intuition and data in making important decisions?

The UC Berkeley School of Information’s DataEDGE conference will...   More >

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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.

Heathcock Seminar in Organic Chemistry: Demystifying the Soai Reaction

Seminar | April 24 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Scott Denmark, Department of Chemistry, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

 College of Chemistry

The autocatalytic, asymmetry-amplifying alkylation of pyrimidine-5-carbaldehydes with diisopropylzinc, crowned as the ‘Soai reaction’ occupies a venerable position in organic chemistry. Since its discovery, the reaction with its unique properties representing a fortuitous confluence of three phenomena in catalysis: autocatalysis, enantioselective catalysis and non-linear effects (asymmetric...   More >

Plutonium Contamination of the Environment: What’s the Problem?: with Dr. Mavrik Zavarin

Lecture | April 24 | 12-1 p.m. | 4101 Etcheverry Hall

 Dr. Mavrik Zavarin, LLNL

 Nuclear Science and Security Consortium

Over the past 75 years, the global inventory of plutonium on earth has increased by a factor of approximately 10 6 . A fraction of this plutonium inventory has been released into the environment and can be identified in sediments, rock and glacial ice. As a result, plutonium environmental chemistry has gained sincere interest both in the public and scientific communities. Plutonium aquatic...   More >

In Vivo Delivery of Cas9 Ribonucleoprotein and Donor DNA with Gold Nanoparticles

Seminar | April 24 | 12-1 p.m. | 115 Energy Biosciences Building

 Niren Murthy, Department of Bioengineering, UC Berkeley

 QB3 - California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences

Mindfulness Meditation Group

Meeting | February 20, 2018 – January 5, 2021 every Tuesday | 12:15-1 p.m. | 3110 Tang Center, University Health Services

 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.

The ‘Dialectics of Toil’: Reflections on the Politics of Space after Apartheid

Colloquium | April 24 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 80 Barrows Hall

 Anne-Maria Makhulu, Associate Professor, Department of Cultural Anthropology, Duke University

 Center for African Studies

In coordination with Anthropology 183: The Anthropology of Africa.

The 'dialectics of toil': Reflections on the politics of space after apartheid

Colloquium | April 24 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 80 Barrows Hall

 Anne-Maria Makhulu, Associate Professor, Department of Cultural Anthropology, Duke University Law

 Center for African Studies, Department of Anthropology

This event is a collaboration of CAS Africa Colloquium Series and Anthropology 183 - The Anthropology of Africa (Ferme)

Since the end of the liberation struggle South Africa’s cities have become crucial spaces of self-determination and lively community democracy. Yet their form has changed very little instead highlighting the persistence of poverty (and racism) within neoliberal,...   More >

Anne-Maria B. Makhulu, Associate Professor, Duke University, Cultural Anthropology

Development Lunch: "Technology Adoption and Information Networks" and TBA

Seminar | April 24 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Benedetta Lerva; Arlen Guarin Galeano

 Department of Economics

3-Manifold Seminar: Hilbert-Smith conjecture for 3-manifolds

Seminar | April 24 | 12:40-2 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Franco Vargas, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Following the paper of John Pardon of the same title, we will see that there does not exist a faithful action of the p-adic integers on any connected 3-manifold. This is equivalent to showing that any locally compact topological group that acts faithfully on a connected 3-manifold has to be a Lie Group.

“A Preference for the Similar: Evidence From Peer Mentoring for Smoking Cessation.”

Colloquium | April 24 | 12:40-2 p.m. | 104 Genetics & Plant Biology Building

 Justin White, PhD, Assistant Professor, Health Economics, Institute for Health Policy Studies & the Dept of Epidemiology & Biostatistics UCSF School of Medicine

 Public Health, School of

Although peer effects have been documented in many contexts, little is known about the role played by peer characteristics in mediating those effects. Are people more likely to follow those most similar to them? Along what dimensions does similarity matter most? We study this question in the context of peer mentoring for smoking cessation, delivered by former smokers through a text-messaging...   More >

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: "Gender Differences in Alternating-offer Bargaining: An Experimental Study"

Seminar | April 24 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Nagore Iriberri, University of the Basque Country

 Department of Economics

Chinese Language Resources in Humanities and Classics

Information Session | April 24 | 2-3:30 p.m. | East Asian Library, Rm. 341

 Jianye He


Introduction to selected Chinese research resources on Sinology in both print and electronic format.

Seminar 237/281, Macro/International Seminar: Topic Forthcoming

Seminar | April 24 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Steve Davis

 Department of Economics

EY-Parthenon Education Forum – Higher Education: Higher education for employment: from a “student service” to an institutional strategy

Colloquium | April 24 | 3-7 p.m. |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Rena Dorph, Director, Lawrence Hall of Science; Robert Lytle, Global Head of Education, EY-Parthenon, Ernst & Young LLP; Dave Hoverman, Managing Director, EY-Parthenon, Ernst & Young LLP; Dan Black, Director, EY Global Recruiting Leader, Ernst & Young LLP; Manny Contomanolis, Senior Associate Vice President, Northeastern University; Kelly Peaton, Executive Director, Silicon Valley Organization Foundation; David Stern, Emeritus Professor of Education, University of California, Berkeley; Jim Wunderman, President and Chief Executive Officer, Bay Area Council; P.K. Agarwal, Chief Executive Officer, Northeastern University Silicon Valley; Tammeil Y. Gilkerson, President, Laney College; Mary B. Marcy, President, Dominican University of California; John C. Mitchell, Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning, Stanford University; Leroy M. Morishita, President, California State University, East Bay; David Vice, President, Asher College

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

“To get a good job” is the top priority of 88% of today’s entering freshmen. Embedded within the mission of each higher education institution, then, is an aspiration (implicit or explicit) for excellence in career relevance for its students.

Despite this near-universal objective and a surfeit of programs and services, the putative beneficiaries of these energies – students and employers – are...   More >

$0 There is no price to attend, but registration is required. To register, please email EYPEF.HigherEd@parthenon.ey.com.

  Register by emailing EYPEF.HigherEd@parthenon.ey.com

Butterfly Walk

Tour/Open House | April 24 – October 23, 2018 the fourth Tuesday of the month every month | 3-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join Sally Levinson, Garden volunteer propagator, docent and 'caterpillar lady', as she guides you through the Botanical Garden in search of butterflies.

Space is on a first-come basis. Children welcome. Free with garden admission.

Free with Garden Admission

Cognitive Neuroscience Colloquium: Simultaneous representation of sensory and mnemonic information in human visual cortex.

Colloquium | April 24 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

 John Serences, Department of Psychology, UCSD

 Department of Psychology

DSP Presents Art Showcase: Featuring Cal students and Creative Growth Artists

Social Event | April 24 | 3:30-6 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Multicultural Community Center (MCC)

 Disabled Students' Program

Come mix and mingle while enjoying art by Cal students and Creative Growth artists. Refreshments will be served.

First 15 guests will receive a door prize.

The MCC is ADA accessible. If accommodations are needed, please contact access@berkeley.edu at least one week prior to the event. Thanks!

DSP Presents: Art Showcase Flyer

Electron Correlation from Vacuum Fluctuations

Seminar | April 24 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Filipp Furche, Department of Chemistry, UC Irvine

 College of Chemistry

The traditional view of electron correlation is based on the cluster expansion of the correlation energy into contributions from pairs, triples,...of electrons. Fluctuation-based electronic structure methods, on the other hand, use vacuum fluctuations corresponding to virtual pairs of electrons and holes traveling forward and backward in time, and their multiples, to describe correlation in...   More >

The Art of Ingenuity: The Swindle Story around the World

Colloquium | April 24 | 4 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Christopher Rea, University of British Columbia

 Weihong Bao, East Asian Languages and Cultures, UC Berkeley

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

Why do collections of swindle stories appear at certain times and places? In China, for example, the swindle story has experienced bursts of popularity during the late Ming, the early Republican era, the early Mao era, and during the last 20 years. And comparable works exist around the world. What, for example, do Zhang Yingyu’s Book of Swindles (Ming China, 1617), Richard King’s The New Cheats...   More >

Computation in Nature and Lifelong Learning Machines

Colloquium | April 24 | 4-5 p.m. | 606 Soda Hall

 Hava Siegelmann, DARPA

 Security research group

Lifelong Learning encompasses computational methods that allow systems to learn in runtime and incorporate learning for application in new, unanticipated situations.

Equity and the Environment: What’s the connection?: Berkeley Distinguished Lectures in Data Science

Lecture | April 24 | 4-5 p.m. | 190 Doe Library

 Rachel Morello-Frosch

 Berkeley Institute for Data Science

Featuring Professor Rachel Morello-Frosch, from Environmental Science, Policy, and Management Department and the School of Public Health

Emerging research indicates that more unequal societies have more polluted and degraded environments, perhaps also helping to explain why more unequal societies are often less healthy. A lack of “environmental justice”—that is, a situation in which people of...   More >

Seminar 221, Industrial Organization: ​"Political Connections and Market Structure"

Seminar | April 24 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Lorenzo Magnolfi, University of Wisconsin - Madison

 Department of Economics

Naomi Hossain | From Malthusia to the Aid Lab: A short history of Bangladesh’s surprising success

Lecture | April 24 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Naomi Hossain, Research Fellow, Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex

 Sanchita B. Saxena, Director, Subir and Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies; Executive Director, Institute for South Asia Studies

 The Subir and Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies, Institute for South Asia Studies

A talk by political sociologist, Naomi Hossain.

Consuming Temples on Both Sides of the Atlantic: German-speaking Jews from the Department Store to the Mall

Lecture | April 24 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Paul Lerner

 Institute of European Studies, Center for German and European Studies

This talk focuses on two contexts: the formation of consumer culture in nineteenth- and early twentieth-century Germany and the activites of German-speaking émigrés in American consumer culture after World War II. It will show how department stores and other commercial venues were coded and represented as "Jewish" in the pre-war German context, while in postwar America, the work of some of these...   More >

Magic Spells: A Research Workshop on Hebrew Amulets: With Magnes curators Shir Gal Kochavi, Zoe Lewin, and Francesco Spagnolo

Lecture | April 24 | 5:30-7 p.m. |  Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)

 Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

Join Magnes curators in discovering the elaborate texts and imagery, magic formulas, and kabbalistic sources in Hebrew amulets.

Worn on one’s 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 >

Mapping as Research with Trevor Paglen: Trevor Paglen in conversation with Julia Bryan-Wilson

Lecture | April 24 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Osher Theater

 Arts Research Center

To celebrate his first comprehensive artist monograph, Trevor Paglen (UC Berkeley Geography PhD and 2017 MacArthur “genius” fellow) will discuss his work with ARC Director Julia Bryan-Wilson.

Creating Sustainable Supply Chains: Fashion Panel

Panel Discussion | April 24 | 6-8 p.m. |  Haas School of Business

 Institute for Business and Social Impact

Join Net Impact for an engaging conversation and interactive panel on sustainability in the fashion industry. Panelists will share how their companies are approaching sustainability and the opportunities and challenges that emerging and legacy fashion brands face when it comes to sustainable supply chains. This event is perfect for anyone in business, design or anyone who wants to know more about...   More >

Holloway Poetry Reading: Brenda Hillman and Jane Gregory

Reading - Literary | April 24 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, 315, Maude Fife

 Brenda Hillman

 Jane Gregoryu, Berkeley English

 Holloway Reading Series

The Holloway Series in Poetry invites you to the final reading of the semester. Brenda Hillman, joined by Jane Gregory, will read on Tuesday, April 24th at 6:30pm in the Maude Fife room (315 Wheeler Hall) at UC Berkeley.

The reading is free and open to the public. We hope to see you there, and please forward this notice widely!


Brenda Hillman is the author of ten collections...   More >

Versvergnügen: A German Cabaret

Performing Arts - Theater | April 24 – 25, 2018 every day | 7-8:15 p.m. | B-4 Dwinelle Hall

 Students in Ger 102A, Department of German

 Department of German

UC Berkeley's students of German present poetry, skits, and music in their annual Cabaret Program

Baseball vs. Sacramento State

Sport - Intercollegiate - Baseball/Softball | April 24 | 7:30 p.m. |  Evans Field

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Baseball hosts Sacramento State at Evans Diamond.