<< Week of May 06 >>

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Cal Alumni Association Online Application Reading - TAAP/KASP Scholarships

Miscellaneous | April 27 – May 9, 2018 every day with exceptions |  Online

 Cal Alumni Association

The Cal Alumni Association invites you to join us in reading and evaluating scholarship applications virtually for The Achievement Award and the Kruttschnitt Aspire Scholarship Programs from April 27th through May 9nd. Our dedicated alumni make these scholarships possible and we thank you for your time!

Virtual application readers will receive all training materials and scholarship...   More >

 https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cal-alumni-association-online-application-reading-2-taapkasp-tickets-43959034656?aff=email1. Register online

Berkeley Morris Dancers for May Day

Tour/Open House | May 6 | 10-10:30 a.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Be entertained with a lively performance of the Berkeley Morris Dancers in the Garden's Entrance oval.

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 >

Higher Education Researchers Workgroup

Meeting | April 6 – December 6, 2018 every month | 12-1:30 p.m. | Evans Hall, 766/768 CSHE Conference Room

 Center for Studies in Higher Education

The goal of this new group is to bring together qualitative and quantitative higher education researchers working on issues at Berkeley, the University of California, the State of California or elsewhere for the mutual exchange of knowledge, ideas and issues through:
Acquainting one another with their respective research
Discussing research strategies, data base use and data issues
Engaging...   More >

  RSVP by emailing Anne Maclachlan at maclach@berkeley.edu

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 >

Softball vs. UCLA

Sport - Intercollegiate - Baseball/Softball | May 6 | 2 p.m. |  Levine-Fricke Field

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

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

Time Regained

Film - Feature | May 6 | 3:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

“For those who know the final volume of Marcel Proust’s In Search of Lost Time, Ruiz’s 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).

Volti Vocal Ensemble

Performing Arts - Music | May 6 | 4 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Volti presents a program of contemporary American music by composers Dany Clay, Robin Estrada, and Zibuokle Martinaitye.

Thirst

Film - Feature | May 6 | 4:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

A voyage across a war-scarred Europe forms the background of a married couple’s collapsing relationship in Bergman’s dreamlike early look at isolation, emotional torment, and romantic masochism. “A sort of Voyage in Italy revised by Sartre” (Cinema 58).

eco ensemble; Foxtrot Delirium: Live silent film score with screening of The Oyster Princess (1919)

Performing Arts - Other | May 6 | 5-7 p.m. |  Zellerbach Playhouse

 Cal Performances

UC Berkeley’s eco ensemble brings the cinematic vision of Ernst Lubitsch to life with the US premiere of Argentine composer Martin Matalon’s film score for the director’s The Oyster
Princess. Lubitsch’s 1919 silent comedy of mistaken identities is a satire aimed at the desires and transgressions of the bourgeoisie. Cal Performances executive and artistic director Matías Tarnopolsky begins the...   More >

$20 prices subject to change

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

Cal Performances presents Eco Ensemble Foxtrot Delirium: Music by Martin Matalon feat. The Oyster Princess by Ernst Lubitsch

Performing Arts - Music | May 6 | 5 p.m. |  Zellerbach Playhouse

 Department of Music, Cal Performances

UC Berkeley's adventurous eco ensemble brings the cinematic vision of Ernst Lubitsch to life with the US premiere of Argentine composer Martin Matalon's film score for the director's The Oyster Princess. Lubitsch's 1919 silent comedy of mistaken identities is a saucy satire aimed at the desires and transgressions of the bourgeoisie. Matalon has previously scored silent films by Fritz Lang and...   More >

$20

  Buy tickets online or by calling 510-642-9988

TAO; Drum Heart

Performing Arts - Music | May 6 | 7-9 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Cal Performances

Japanese taiko troupe TAO brings the centuries-old art form into the present moment with drumming, choreography, and storytelling. For Drum Heart, TAO has collaborated with award-winning Broadway director Amon Miyamoto (Pacific Overtures) to weave the movement of the drummers into a fantastical storyline about the redemptive power of music. TAO’s athletic musicians are joined onstage by...   More >

$32-$74 prices subject to change

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

Vaya

Film - Feature | May 6 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Three strangers from the South African hinterlands journey to bustling Johannesburg looking for success but find far more than they bargained for in this well-crafted urban noir, an Amores perros for twenty-first-century Africa.

Monday, May 7, 2018

Cal Alumni Association Online Application Reading - TAAP/KASP Scholarships

Miscellaneous | April 27 – May 9, 2018 every day with exceptions |  Online

 Cal Alumni Association

The Cal Alumni Association invites you to join us in reading and evaluating scholarship applications virtually for The Achievement Award and the Kruttschnitt Aspire Scholarship Programs from April 27th through May 9nd. Our dedicated alumni make these scholarships possible and we thank you for your time!

Virtual application readers will receive all training materials and scholarship...   More >

 https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cal-alumni-association-online-application-reading-2-taapkasp-tickets-43959034656?aff=email1. Register online

Dissertation Talk: Efficient Robot Learning of Robust Grasping Policies from Synthetic Training Datasets

Presentation | May 7 | 9-10 a.m. | 310 Soda Hall

 Jeffrey Mahler

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Rapid and reliable robot grasping of a wide variety of objects remains a Grand Challenge for robotics due to sensor noise, imprecise control, and partial observability. Deep neural networks trained on datasets of human-labeled or self-supervised grasps can be used to rapidly plan grasps across a diverse set of objects, but data collection is tedious and performance may asymptote with training...   More >

Certificate Program in HVAC Online Information Session

Information Session | May 7 | 12-1 p.m. |  Online

 UC Berkeley Extension

Acquire an in-depth understanding of HVAC systems in order to meet energy-conservation standards. An opening presentation is followed by a Q&A session.

  Register online

Oxyopia - Graduate Student Seminar

Seminar | May 7 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 489 Minor Hall

 Paul Cullen, John Flanagan Lab; Brian Cheung, Bruno Olshausen Lab

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Paul Cullen
John Flanagan Lab
Title: The Secret Lives of Retinal Astrocytes
Abstract: The study of glia – the support cells of the central nervous system – has come a long way since Rudolf Virchow described a connective tissue of the brain that he termed ‘nervenkitt’ in 1856. Rather than a passive scaffolding for neurons (the word ‘glia’ means glue in Greek), these cells are responsible for a...   More >

Oliver E. Williamson Seminar

Seminar | May 7 | 12-1:30 p.m. | C325 Haas School of Business

 Tavneet Suri, MIT

 Department of Economics

The Oliver E. Williamson Seminar on Institutional Analysis, named after our esteemed colleague who founded the seminar, features current research by faculty, from UCB and elsewhere, and by advanced doctoral students. The research investigates governance, and its links with economic and political forces. Markets, hierarchies, hybrids, and the supporting institutions of law and politics all come...   More >

Northern California Symplectic Geometry Seminar: Lagrangian cobordism and tropical curves

Seminar | May 7 | 2:30-3:30 p.m. | Stanford University, Room 384H

 Ivan Smith, Cambridge

 Department of Mathematics

We give obstructions to and constructions of Lagrangian cobordisms between configurations of Lagrangian torus fibres in a symplectic manifold which is the total space of an integrable system. The results are proven using family Floer theory and tropical geometry, and are motivated by a relationship to rational equivalence of zero-cycles on a mirror rigid analytic space. This talk reports on joint...   More >

BLISS Seminar: Learning with Low Approximate Regret with Partial Feedback

Seminar | May 7 | 3-4 p.m. | 540 Cory Hall

 Eva Tardos

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

We consider the adversarial multi-armed bandit problem with partial feedback, minimizing a non-negative loss function using the graph based feedback framework introduced by Mannor and Shamir in 2011. We offer algorithms that attain small loss bounds, as well as low approximate regret against a shifting comparator.

Classical learning algorithms add a low level of uniform noise to the...   More >

Northern California Symplectic Geometry Seminar: Mirror Symmetry for symplectic toric Calabi-Yau 3-folds

Seminar | May 7 | 4-5 p.m. | Stanford University, Room 383N

 Chiu-Chu Melissa Liu, Columbia

 Department of Mathematics

We will describe several versions of mirror symmetry for symplectic toric Calabi-Yau 3-folds, with three different mirror complex geometries: the Landau-Ginzburg mirror, the Hori-Vafa mirror Calabi-Yau 3-fold, and the mirror curve. This is partly based on joint work with Bohan Fang and Zhengyu Zong.

Fixing Urban Congestion with Dollars and Data

Lecture | May 7 | 4-5 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium

 Balaji Prabhakar, Stanford University

 Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing

In many of the challenges faced by the modern world, from overcrowded road networks to overstretched healthcare systems, large benefits for society come about from small changes by very many individuals. We describe a framework for designing "nudge engines,” focusing on influencing commuter behavior to reduce urban congestion. The framework consists of monetarily incentivizing commuters to make...   More >

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Cal Alumni Association Online Application Reading - TAAP/KASP Scholarships

Miscellaneous | April 27 – May 9, 2018 every day with exceptions |  Online

 Cal Alumni Association

The Cal Alumni Association invites you to join us in reading and evaluating scholarship applications virtually for The Achievement Award and the Kruttschnitt Aspire Scholarship Programs from April 27th through May 9nd. Our dedicated alumni make these scholarships possible and we thank you for your time!

Virtual application readers will receive all training materials and scholarship...   More >

 https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cal-alumni-association-online-application-reading-2-taapkasp-tickets-43959034656?aff=email1. Register online

Why Read Long Novels?

Seminar | May 8 | 9-9:30 a.m. | Barrows Hall, Radio Broadcast, ON-AIR ONLY, 90.7 FM

 Marianne Kaletzky, Department of Comparative Literature; Andrew Saintsing, Department of Integrative Biology

 KALX 90.7 FM

Tune in for another exciting episode of The Graduates as we speak with Marianne Kaletzky about the novel 2666 by Roberto Bolaño. Marianne is a PhD candidate in the Department of Comparative Literature. Her dissertation promotes the value of distraction in cultivating complex thought. In the interview, Marianne and I discuss the purpose of literature and address difficulties that prevent people...   More >

BIO Express Travel Signature Day

Miscellaneous | May 8 | 9 a.m.-2 p.m. | International House, Great Hall

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Berkeley International Office has set aside this special day for "express" travel signatures just for you! Stop by any time during the hours below to get your documents signed on-the-spot.

Dissertation Talk: Walking Silicon Microrobots

Presentation | May 8 | 9-11:30 a.m. | 490 Cory Hall

 Daniel Contreras, EECS

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Dissertation talk on walking silicon microrobots

Birds of Berkeley Bird Walk

Workshop | May 8 | 9:30-11:30 a.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join Birds of Berkeley author, Oliver James, for a bird walk in the Garden. Birds of Berkeley is a full-color field guide to 25 birds easily found in Berkeley proves that even the city’s avian residents are a little quirky. Copies of his book will be available for sale and signing.

$20, $18 UCBG members, Free for UC Students, Faculty, and Staff

 SOLD OUT.

Dissertation Talk: Energy-efficient and High-bandwidth Density Monolithic Optical Transceivers in Advanced CMOS Processes

Seminar | May 8 | 10-11 a.m. | 521 Cory Hall

 Sajjad Moazeni, EECS

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Dissertation talk by Sajjad Moazeni (Advisor: Prof. Vladimir Stojanovic)

Today’s conventional cloud computing and mobile platforms have been challenged by the advent of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Internet of Things (IoT). The performance and diversity requirements of these applications demand the shift towards hyper-scale datacenters, Exascale high-performance computing (HPC),...   More >

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.

AbbVie Seminar in Organic Chemistry: Mechanistic Insights into PTEN Signaling

Seminar | May 8 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Dr. Philip Cole, Department of Biological Chemistry & Molecular Pharmacology, Harvard Medical School

 College of Chemistry

The lipid phosphatase PTEN is a key tumor suppressor gene that regulates the level of the phospholipid PIP3 in cells, opposing the action of PI3-kinase. Rising PIP3 promotes cancer cell growth by stimulating Akt protein kinase activity. PTEN function is modulated by phosphorylation and the ubiquitin ligase WWP2. We will discuss our progress on understanding the mechanisms of regulation of PTEN,...   More >

Host adaptations to microbial diversity

Seminar | May 8 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

 Kenneth Cadwell, Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine, Department of Microbiology, New York University School of Medicine

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Certificate Program in Construction Management Online Information Session

Information Session | May 8 | 12-1 p.m. |  Online

 David Brotherton, M.B.A., M.Sc.

 UC Berkeley Extension

Learn how the Certificate Program in Construction Management provides thorough, up-to-date preparation for effective leadership on construction projects of any size. Gain problem-solving skills to manage cost, scheduling, risk and environmental issues.

  Register online

LinkedIn: Social Media Saviness for Job Seekers: The Berkeley Network Webinar Series

Workshop | May 8 | 12-1 p.m. |  Alumni House

 Robin Reshwan, CS Advising

 Cal Alumni Association

Join Cal Alumni Association and host Robin Reshwan to learn how to enhance your LinkedIn profile so employers and recruiters reach out to you.

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.

Development Lunch: TBA

Seminar | May 8 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Danish Us-Salam; Patrick Olobo

 Department of Economics

BIDS Data Science Faire

Information Session | May 8 | 1:30-5 p.m. | 190 Doe Library

 Rachel Thomas, fast.ai

 Berkeley Institute for Data Science

This year’s Data Science Faire will feature a variety of presentations, lightning talks, posters and demonstrations from researchers across campus. Participants will learn about exciting data-intensive research and open source projects, and connect with UC Berkeley data scientists representing a wide variety research domains and methodological areas. Our Keynote Address will be presented by...   More >

Dissertation Talk: An Integrative Approach to Data-Driven Monitoring and Control

Presentation | May 8 | 3-4 p.m. | 540AB Cory Hall

 Roel Dobbe, EECS

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

How can we integrate data-driven techniques to improve and extend the capabilities of existing critical infrastructure, while safeguarding important values such as safety or privacy? In this dissertation, this question forms the driver for modernizing electric distribution networks to deal with higher levels of renewable generation and electrification.

Seminar 221, Industrial Organization: ​"Industry Input in Policymaking: Evidence from Medicare"

Seminar | May 8 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 David Chan, Stanford School of Medicine

 Department of Economics

The First Armenian Republic: A Century Later

Conference/Symposium | May 8 | 7:30-10 p.m. |  Saroyan Hall, Krouzian-Zekarian-Vasbouragan Armenian School

 825 Brotherhood Way, San Francisco, CA 94132

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

Speakers:

--Dr. George Bournoutian (Iona College)
“The Transformation of the Erevan Province into the Armenian Republic.”

--Dr. Amaduni Virabyan (Director of the National Archives of Armenia).
“Socioeconomic Conditions during the First Armenian Republic.” (in Armenian)

--Dr. Ashot Melkonyan (Director of the Institute of History of the National Academy of Sciences of the Republic of...   More >

An Evening with David Sedaris

Performing Arts - Other | May 8 | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Cal Performances

David Sedaris returns to Berkeley with his signature sardonic wit and incisive social criticism. A master of satire and one of America’s preeminent humorists, Sedaris contributes regularly to The New Yorker and BBC Radio 4 and his latest book, Theft By Finding, was recently released to widespread critical acclaim. The evening concludes with an audience Q&A and book signing.

$36-$88 prices subject to change

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

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Cal Alumni Association Online Application Reading - TAAP/KASP Scholarships

Miscellaneous | April 27 – May 9, 2018 every day with exceptions |  Online

 Cal Alumni Association

The Cal Alumni Association invites you to join us in reading and evaluating scholarship applications virtually for The Achievement Award and the Kruttschnitt Aspire Scholarship Programs from April 27th through May 9nd. Our dedicated alumni make these scholarships possible and we thank you for your time!

Virtual application readers will receive all training materials and scholarship...   More >

 https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cal-alumni-association-online-application-reading-2-taapkasp-tickets-43959034656?aff=email1. Register online

MVZ LUNCH SEMINAR - Dana Lin: Genetic and phenotypic dynamics across a vole contact zone

Seminar | May 9 | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 VLSB, Grinnell-Miller Library

 Dana Lin (Finishing Talk)

 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 >

Graduate Student Lounge

Miscellaneous | April 25 – December 12, 2018 every Wednesday |  Anthony Hall

 ASUC Student Union

Graduate Students! Take advantage of the Graduate Student Lounge at Anthony Hall. Study, grade papers, meet with other grad students.

 Graduate Students only! However, Anthony Hall can be made available to the entire campus and community for reservations at other times.

Computer Workstation Evaluator Training (BEUHS403)

Workshop | May 9 | 8 a.m.-12 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

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

 Be Well at Work - Ergonimics

Specifically for Departmental Computer Workstation Evaluators, learn the basics of how to evaluate and modify computer workstations according to campus ergonomic guidelines in this practical, hands-on workshop. Enroll online through the UC Learning Center

  Register online

BIO Express Travel Signature Day

Miscellaneous | May 9 | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | International House, Great Hall

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Berkeley International Office has set aside this special day for "express" travel signatures just for you! Stop by any time during the hours below to get your documents signed on-the-spot.

Certificate Program in Facilities Management Online Information Session

Information Session | May 9 | 12-1 p.m. |  Online

 David Brotherton, M.B.A., M.Sc., UC Berkeley Extension program director

 UC Berkeley Extension

Learn how the Certificate Program in Facilities Management prepares you for this rapidly changing field and helps build skills in facilities project management, strategic planning, leadership, construction planning, operations and maintenance.

  Register online

A new perspective on the social functions of emotions: Gratitude and the witnessing effect

Colloquium | May 9 | 12:10-1:15 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

 Christopher Oveis, Assistant Professor, UC San Diego Rady School of Management

 Institute of Personality and Social Research

We propose a novel theoretical and empirical approach to studying group-level social functions of emotions and use it to make new predictions about social consequences of gratitude. Here, we document the witnessing effect: In social groups, emotional expressions are often observed by 3rd party witnesses—family members, co-workers, friends, and neighbors. Emotional expressions coordinate group...   More >

OLLI @Berkeley Excellence in Teaching and Learning Award: Honoring Darren Zook

Presentation | May 9 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. |  Freight and Salvage Coffeehouse

 2020 Addison St, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Mark Gomez

 Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)

Darren Zook will be this year's recipient of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute's Excellence in Teaching and Learning award, given annually to a UC Berkeley faculty member who teaches at OLLI and who has demonstrated an ongoing commitment to engaged learning, both in the classroom and in the world outside the university.

Gravitational allocation to uniform points on the sphere

Seminar | May 9 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Yuval Peres, Microsoft Research

 Department of Statistics

Given n uniform points on the surface of a two-dimensional sphere, how can we partition the sphere fairly among them ? "Fairly" means that each region has the same area. It turns out that if the given points apply a two-dimensional gravity force to the rest of the sphere, then the basins of attraction for the resulting gradient flow yield such a partition—with exactly equal areas, no matter how...   More >

Coffee with the CRB

Miscellaneous | May 9 | 4-4:45 p.m. | F416 Haas School of Business

 Center for Responsible Business

Description:Please join Robert Strand, Executive Director of the Center for Responsible Business, for a coffee and chat during the "Coffee with the CRB" sessions. These are intended to be informal get-togethers where you can pose questions to Robert about the CRB and offer your input. These sessions are "come and go" as you wish and periodically held in Robert's office so please swing by even if...   More >

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.

The Virgin Spring

Film - Feature | May 9 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

A stark medieval allegory of faith, sexual violence, and revenge. “Sven Nykvist's luminous black-and-white photography conspire[s] with the austerity of Bergman's imagery to create an extraordinary metaphysical charge” (Time Out).

Berkeley New Music Project

Performing Arts - Music | May 9 | 8 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

David Milnes, director
New works by graduate composers Andrew Harlan, Kayla Cashetta, Selim Göncü, and Ursula Kwong-Brown
FREE

The Berkeley New Music Project is a group dedicated to the performance of new music by the graduate student composers in UC Berkeley’s Department of Music. Supported by funding from the Department of Music, Townsend Center and the Graduate Assembly, BNMP presents at...   More >

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Dissertation Talk: Mechanical Energy Storage for Self-Destructing Motes and Jumping Microrobots

Presentation | May 10 | 9:30-10:30 a.m. | 490 Cory Hall

 Joseph Greenspun, UC Berkeley

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Dissertation Talk

Botanical Illustration: Flowers with Catherine Watters

Workshop | May 10 – 11, 2018 every day | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

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

$190, $175 members

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

Untangling the Farm Bill: Graduate Seminar Presentations

Presentation | May 10 | 12-2 p.m. | Morgan Hall, Morgan Lounge

 Berkeley Food Institute

Come and hear the final presentations of UC Berkeley’s first Farm Bill Graduate Seminar and learn about emerging marker bills and pressing issues in our nation’s largest omnibus food and agriculture legislation. This two-hour cross-disciplinary seminar will feature student research and policy briefs on proposed improvements to the Farm Bill.

Topics will include:

- The Elephant in the Farm...   More >

  RSVP online

Advanced Program in Sustainable Management Online Information Session

Information Session | May 10 | 12-1 p.m. |  Online

 David Brotherton, M.B.A., M.Sc., UC Berkeley Extension

 UC Berkeley Extension

Learn how to comply with environmental regulations, as well as design and implement sustainability practices in cost-effective ways in the public and private sectors. Complete the courses that will enhance your knowledge and skills in the areas that reflect your career objectives.

  Register online

Dissertation Talk: Machine Learning for Resource Management in the Datacenter and the Cloud

Colloquium | May 10 | 1-2 p.m. | 465H Soda Hall

 Neeraja J. Yadwadkar, UC Berkeley

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

In this talk, I argue that advancements in machine learning can be leveraged to manage and optimize contemporary distributed systems by deriving actionable insights from performance data. To realize this vision of model-based resource management, we show how to deal with the key challenges of data-driven models: uncertainty in predictions, cost of training, and cost of updating the models.

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 >

Seminar 251, Labor Seminar: Topic Forthcoming

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

 Luigi Pistaferri, Stanford

 Center for Labor Economics

Softball vs. Oregon

Sport - Intercollegiate - Baseball/Softball | May 10 | 3 p.m. |  Levine-Fricke Field

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

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

SunPower Home Solar Seminar hosted by the Cal Alumni Association

Social Event | May 10 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room

 Cal Alumni Association

Cal Alumni and guests are invited to an evening of wine, hors d'oevres, and solar education presented by SunPower, a proud sponsor of CAA. This seminar will include everything you need to know about home solar including the financial and environmental benefits of going solar and a special solar offer for Cal alums. If you're interested in learning about solar for your home, this event is for you!

$Free

  Register online

The Headless Woman

Film - Feature | May 10 | 7 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).