<< Week of August 26 >>

Sunday, August 26, 2018

Feral Fabric with Amanda Walters and Paulina Berczynski

Workshop | August 26 | 12-1:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

This workshop will demonstrate how undomesticated cloth can be! We will look at fabric’s history as a radical tool for communication, then make back patches and a communal banner using applique and other surface techniques. Feel free to bring your favorite fabric scraps and elements to incorporate in your patch.

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – December 30, 2018 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 >

Chung Kuo China

Film - Feature | August 26 | 2-4:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

"Chung Kuo Cina is a film about a China seen but not known, observed, but not explained, and that is its wonderful power and its secret happiness." (Sam Rohdie)

Stalker

Film - Feature | August 26 | 6:30-8 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

A sci-fi tale that unwinds in the environs of the soul takes the form of a nightmarish quest for nothing less than truth itself. In a plot employing the roughest outlines of a novel by Soviet sci-fi writers Arkady and Boris Strugatsky, a writer and a scientist follow a shaven-headed “stalker” into forbidden territory, a dangerous wilderness known as the Zone.

Full: Payne/Sonami

Performing Arts - Music | August 26 | 7-8:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Maggi Payne and Laetitia Sonami—two of the Bay Area’s finest composers and intrepid musical pioneers—team up for an evening of solo and collaborative performances, electroacoustic music, sound art, and explorations of resonance and acoustics.

Big C Full Moon Hike

Social Event | August 26 | 9-10 p.m. |  International House

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Event registration has been closed due to reaching maximum capacity! Thank you for your interest, and please check out some of our other BIO Bear Meetups happening this month!

Monday, August 27, 2018

Getting Your Bearings Library Tour

Tour/Open House | August 22 – 28, 2018 every day with exceptions | 10-11 a.m. | Doe Library, Tour starts at the north entrance

 Library

Join other students and get your bearings with a 3-in-one tour of the Doe Memorial Library, Moffitt Undergraduate Library, and the Main Stacks. See these central libraries and learn about the student services they provide.

Airbnb Tabling in 3rd Floor, Soda Hall

Miscellaneous | August 27 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. | Soda Hall, In front of HP Auditorium (306 Soda Hall)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Stop by and get to know our team of engineers and hear what they love about Airbnb! We'll also tell you more about our Software Engineering New Grad and Internship opportunities.

Bring a resume to receive our awesome prizes and swag. We hope to see you there :)

How to Email a Professor to Get a Positive Response: Workshop

Workshop | August 27 | 12-1 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Leah Carroll, Haas Scholars Program Manager/Advisor, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Do you need to email a professor you've never met before to ask for their help, but you don't know where to start? Have you ever written a long email to a professor, only to receive no response, or not the one you hoped? If so, this workshop is for you! We will discuss how to present yourself professionally over email to faculty and other professionals ...   More >

International Student Resume Week

Workshop | August 27 – 28, 2018 every day | 12-1 p.m. | Career Center (2440 Bancroft Way), Gold Room

 Career Center

The Fall recruiting is on campus now and many career fairs, including the Cal career fair, are coming! For those of you who are still worried about your resumes, we are here to help! Come and join this lab-based resume session tailored for int'l students. We will focus on the following topics:

1. Understand what employers are looking for on a resume,
2. What resume format can help employers...   More >

Getting Your Bearings Library Tour

Tour/Open House | August 21 – 28, 2018 every day with exceptions | 2-3 p.m. | Doe Library, Tour starts at the north entrance

 Library

Join other students and get your bearings with a 3-in-one tour of the Doe Memorial Library, Moffitt Undergraduate Library, and the Main Stacks. See these central libraries and learn about the student services they provide.

Arithmetic Geometry and Number Theory RTG Seminar: Vanishing theorems for completed cohomology

Seminar | August 27 | 3-5 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 David Hansen, University of Notre Dame

 Department of Mathematics

Pre-talk: Completed cohomology, as defined by Calegari and Emerton, is a natural candidate for general spaces of p-adic automorphic forms. I'll give a motivated introduction to completed cohomology and the p-adic Langlands program in the setting of modular curves.

Main talk: I'll discuss some new vanishing theorems for completed cohomology, building on previous work of Scholze and Shen. The...   More >

Differential Geometry Seminar: Classification of gravitational instantons

Seminar | August 27 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Gao Chen, Institute for Advanced Study

 Department of Mathematics

A gravitational instanton is a noncompact complete hyperkähler 4-manifold with faster than quadratic curvature decay. In this talk, I will discuss the classification of gravitational instantons. This is a joint work with Xiuxiong Chen.

Seminar 208, Microeconomic Theory: "Integrating School Districts: Balance, Diversity, and Welfare"

Seminar | August 27 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 M. Bumin Yenmez, Boston College

 Department of Economics

Co-authored with Isa Hafalir and Fuhito Kojima

“Cellular Barriers to Active Human Telomerase Assembly and Action at Telomeres”

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

 Kathy Collins, University of California, Berkeley

 College of Chemistry

Analysis/PDE Seminar: Balanced geometric Weyl quantization with applications to QFT on curved spacetimes

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

 Jan Dereziński, University of Warsaw

 Department of Mathematics

First I will describe a new pseudodifferential calculus for (pseudo-)Riemannian spaces, which in our opinion (my, D.Siemssen's and A.Latosiński's) is the most appropriate way to study operators on such a manifold. I will briefly describe its applications to computations of the asymptotics the heat kernel and Green's operator on Riemannian manifolds. Then I will discuss analogous applications to...   More >

Global Urban Humanities Open House

Tour/Open House | August 27 | 5-7 p.m. | Wurster Hall, Wurster Gallery (1st floor)

 Global Urban Humanities

The interdisciplinary Global Urban Humanities Initiative (GUH) studies global cities by bringing together scholars, artists and designers from the arts and humanities, architecture, landscape architecture, and city planning.

Come celebrate the start of the sixth year of our activities. Learn about an exciting interdisciplinary research studio on Lagos, Nigeria, an undergraduate studio on...   More >

  RSVP online

Arista Info-Session

Information Session | August 27 | 6-8 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

We're hosting an info session / Q&A panel, featuring multiple Arista engineers who graduated from Cal. We’ll each talk about what we work on at Arista, then transition into Q&A. Feel free to ask us about the technologies we work with, life and culture at Arista, or anything else you can think of.

About Us:
Arista Networks delivers software-defined networking for large datacenter and...   More >

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Norse Myths and How to Tell Them

Seminar | August 28 | 9-9:30 a.m. | Barrows Hall, Radio broadcast, ON-AIR ONLY, 90.7 FM

 Adam Carl, Scandinavian Department; Andrew Saintsing, Department of Integrative Biology

 KALX 90.7 FM

Tune in to The Graduates next Tuesday for an interview with Adam Carl from the Scandinavian Department at UC Berkeley. In the interview, Adam explains how he became interested in Scandinavian studies through his passion for Norse mythology.

Adam Carl

Getting Your Bearings Library Tour

Tour/Open House | August 22 – 28, 2018 every day with exceptions | 10-11 a.m. | Doe Library, Tour starts at the north entrance

 Library

Join other students and get your bearings with a 3-in-one tour of the Doe Memorial Library, Moffitt Undergraduate Library, and the Main Stacks. See these central libraries and learn about the student services they provide.

Seminar 217, Risk Management: Is motor insurance ratemaking going to change with telematics and semi-autonomous vehicles?

Seminar | August 28 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Speaker: Montserrat Guillen, University of Barcelona

 Consortium for Data Analytics in Risk

Many automobile insurance companies offer the possibility to monitor driving habits and distance driven by means of telematics devices installed in the vehicles. This provides a novel source of data that can be analysed to calculate personalised tariffs. For instance, drivers who accumulate a lot of miles should be charged more for their insurance coverage than those who make little use of their...   More >

International Student Resume Week

Workshop | August 27 – 28, 2018 every day | 12-1 p.m. | Career Center (2440 Bancroft Way), Gold Room

 Career Center

The Fall recruiting is on campus now and many career fairs, including the Cal career fair, are coming! For those of you who are still worried about your resumes, we are here to help! Come and join this lab-based resume session tailored for int'l students. We will focus on the following topics:

1. Understand what employers are looking for on a resume,
2. What resume format can help employers...   More >

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.

U.S.-English Pronunciation Tips for International Students and Scholars

Workshop | August 28 | 1:30-2:30 p.m. | International House, Sproul Room

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Learn practical tools for improving your U.S.-English pronunciation. This workshop will be taught by a professional ESL instructor from the English Studies Institute. Register here: http://bit.ly/PronunciationTipsFA18

Seminar 237, Going Negative at the Zero Lower Bound: The Effects of Negative Rates on Bank Profitability.

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

 Mauricio Ulate, University of California - Berkeley

 Department of Economics

In the aftermath of the Great Recession several central banks started paying negative nominal interest rates on reserves in an expansionary attempt, but the effectiveness of this measure remains unclear. Negative rates can stimulate the economy by lowering the interest rates that commercial banks charge on loans, but they can also hurt bank profitability by squeezing deposit spreads. This paper...   More >

Seminar 218, Psychology and Economics: Are We Over-Testing? Using Machine Learning to Understand Doctors’ Decisions

Seminar | August 28 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Ziad Obermeyer, UC Berkeley

 Department of Economics

Getting Your Bearings Library Tour

Tour/Open House | August 21 – 28, 2018 every day with exceptions | 2-3 p.m. | Doe Library, Tour starts at the north entrance

 Library

Join other students and get your bearings with a 3-in-one tour of the Doe Memorial Library, Moffitt Undergraduate Library, and the Main Stacks. See these central libraries and learn about the student services they provide.

3-Manifold Seminar: A perfect Morse function on the SU(2) representation variety of a surface

Seminar | August 28 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Ian Agol, UC BERKELEY

 Department of Mathematics

Jeffrey and Weitsman showed that the space of (projective) representations of a surface group into $SU(2)$ admits a perfect Morse function. We'll discuss a direct proof of this by Michael Thaddeus, and an extension to representations of a punctured surface with prescribed holonomy about the punctures.

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

How to Write a Research Proposal Workshop

Workshop | August 28 | 3-4:30 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Leah Carroll, Haas Scholars Program Manager/Advisor, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

 Office of Undergraduate Research

If you need to write a grant proposal, this workshop is for you! You'll get a headstart on defining your research question, developing a lit review and project plan, presenting your qualifications, and creating a realistic budget.

The workshop is open to all UC Berkeley students (undergraduate, graduate, and visiting scholars) regardless of academic discipline. It will be especially useful for...   More >

Student Harmonic Analysis and PDE Seminar (HADES): Semiclassical diffraction by conormal potential singularities

Seminar | August 28 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Oran Gannot, Northwestern University

 Department of Mathematics

I will describe joint work with Jared Wunsch on propagation of singularities for some semiclassical Schrodinger equations where the potential is conormal to a hypersurface, with applications to logarithmic resonance-free regions. Semiclassical singularities of a given strength propagate across the hypersurface up to a threshold depending on the regularity of the potential and the singularities...   More >

Probabilistic Operator Algebra Seminar: Schauder bases in Banach lattices

Seminar | August 28 | 3:45-5:45 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Mitchell Taylor, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

The order structure of a Banach lattice gives rise to several natural convergences. In this talk we begin by reviewing the essential results on Banach lattices, and then discuss recent research on basic sequences in such spaces. The basic sequences we are interested in are those whose partial sums converge not only in norm, but also in order. We show that this class of bases can be characterized...   More >

Probing Complex Interfaces

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

 Rich Saykally, Dept. of Chemistry

 College of Chemistry

Seminar 221, Industrial Organization: ​"The Effects of Mandatory Disclosure of Supermarket Prices"

Seminar | August 28 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Itai Ater, Tel Aviv University

 Department of Economics

Art for Your Apartment (and dorm)

Presentation | August 28 | 5-6 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Room

 Library

The best way to appreciate art is to live with it!

See and learn about the Graphic Arts Loan Collection. This is framed art prints you can bring home and hang on your wall for the school year. Prints comprise a survey of movements and artists - from Impressionism to Cubism, and from Rembrandt to Miro.

Event takes place in the historic Morrison Room. A brief presentation will be followed by...   More >

 Note: borrowing from the Graphic Arts Loan Collection is limited to UCB students, faculty and staff and is free

Career Connections: Consulting

Social Event | August 28 | 5:30-8 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room

 Cal Alumni Association, Career Center

Seeking alumni and professionals working in a variety of consulting roles such as management, operations, financial advisory, HR, IT and more! This event will require minimal prep work from attendees; simply arrive and share your personal experiences and knowledge of the industry through casual conversations

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

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 Health Matters: User Friendly Workstations (BEUHS400)

Workshop | August 29 | 8:30-9:30 a.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

 Greg Ryan, Ergonomics@Work

 Be Well at Work - Ergonimics

Learn how to set up a user-friendly workstation and practice stretches to help relieve computer-related aches and pains. This workshop is required to qualify for computer ergonomics matching funds.

  Register online

EHS 201 Biosafety in Laboratories

Course | August 29 | 9:30-11:30 a.m. | 177 Stanley Hall

 Office of Environment, Health & Safety

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

Wellness Wednesdays: Elemental Yoga with Eugenia Park

Sport - Recreational | August 29 | 9:30-10:30 a.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Come join Eugenia in reconnecting with our elemental bodies.
In this unique outdoor yoga class, we will explore our inner landscapes through breath, movement and stillness, surrounded by acres of sensational gardens. This class is for every body. No experience necessary. Bring yoga mat and/or blanket.

$15 / $10 UCBG Member, UC Berkeley staff, students, and faculty

  Register online

Keyboards and Mice: Ergonomic Alternatives (BEUHS401)

Workshop | August 29 | 9:45-10:45 a.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

 Greg Ryan, Campus Ergonomist, Be well at Work - Ergonomics

 Be Well at Work - Ergonimics

Learn about the ergonomics of keyboards and pointing devices, including appropriate workstation set-up, postures, and techniques for using them. Find out about the keyboards and pointing devices covered by the Computer Ergonomics Matching Funds Program. Enroll online at the UC Learning Center.

  Register online

ITIN Drop-Off Event

Workshop | August 29 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | International House, Sproul Room

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Attend this event to complete the ITIN application process with Berkeley International Office (BIO) and the Central Payroll Office. This event is for F-1 students who are not eligible for a Social Security Number and are receiving cash-in-hand awards from UC Berkeley.

A Deep Learning, Model-Predictive Approach To Neighborhood Congestion Prediction And Control

Lecture | August 29 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 212 O'Brien Hall

 Sudatta Mohanny, UC Berkeley

 Institute of Transportation Studies

Abstract:
The talk explores a technique for effectively representing the congestion state in a neighborhood for the purpose of short-term predictions through a simple scoring mechanism based on the Macroscopic Fundamental Diagram (MFD). Network state signals emanating from a larger region-wide network are then utilized to predict this score using a deep learning (LSTM) framework, which is...   More >

Dissecting the Spatiotemporal Subcellular Distribution of the Human Proteome

Seminar | August 29 | 12-1 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Emma Lundberg, KTH Royal Institute of Technology

 Bioengineering (BioE)

Compartmentalization of biological reactions is an important mechanism to allow multiple cellular reactions to occur in parallel. Resolving the spatial distribution of the human proteome at a subcellular level increases our understanding of human biology and disease. We have generated a high-resolution map of the subcellular distribution of the human proteome as part of the open access Human...   More >

ARF Coordination Meeting

Lecture | August 29 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Archaeological Research Facility

The initial Wednesday meeting of the semester is a coordination meeting for ARF Faculty, Grad Students and Staff. There is no public lecture. The first lecture occurs on the next Wednesday (Sept 5).

Plant and Microbial Biology Seminar: "Powering LPS transport across the bacterial cell envelope with ABCs"

Seminar | August 29 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall

 Natividad "Natacha" Ruiz, Ohio State University

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

The Ruiz lab is involved in research to understand envelope biogenesis in the Gram-negative bacterium Escherichia coli. Specifically, the Ruiz lab uses using genetic and biochemical approaches to investigate the mechanisms of lipopolysaccharide (LPS) and peptidoglycan (PG) biogenesis.

MVZ Social

Seminar | August 29 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 VLSB, Grinnell-Miller Library

 Museum of Vertebrate Zoology

Bring your lunch and mingle with the MVZ community! Beverages and cookies will be provided.

Noon Concert: Jolie Huang, piano

Performing Arts - Music | August 29 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

Selections by Debussy and Franck

Continuing it's 66th season, the Noon Concert series features the Music Department’s varied and diverse performance activities. Inaugurated in 1953, these concerts are very popular and well attended by those on campus and in the wider community. Traditionally on Wednesdays and Fridays, each concert begins promptly at 12:15 and ends by 1pm.

Getting Your Bearings: Tour the Bioscience, Natural Resources and Public Health Library

Tour/Open House | August 29 | 12-12:30 p.m. | 2101 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Library

Drop in for an introduction to the Bioscience, Natural Resources & Public Health Library. Find out what's new and online.

Emptied Lands: A Legal Geography of Bedouin Rights in the Negev

Lecture | August 29 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Alexandre Kedar, University of Haifa School of Law

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Center for the Study of Law and Society

The talk will introduce Emptied Lands (Stanford University Press, 2018), a book that investigates the protracted legal, planning, and territorial conflict between the settler Israeli state and indigenous Bedouin citizens over traditional lands in southern Israel/Palestine. The book places this dispute in historical, legal, geographical, and international-comparative perspectives, providing the...   More >

Enzian: making systems software research relevant in the face of custom hardware

Lecture | August 29 | 1:30-2:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, 430, Wozniak Lounge

 Prof. Timothy Roscoe, ETH Zurich

 RISELab

Academic research in rack-scale and datacenter computing today is hamstrung by lack of hardware. Cloud providers and hardware vendors build custom accelerators, interconnects, and networks for commercially important workloads, but university researchers are stuck with commodity, off-the-shelf parts.
Enzian is a research computer being developed at ETH Zurich (in collaboration with Cavium and...   More >

Student Environmental Resource Center (SERC) Open House

Reception | August 29 | 2-4 p.m. | 102 Sproul Hall

 Student Environmental Resource Center

Calling all students interested in learning more about the Student Environmental Resource Center! Staff members will be present to answer questions. This will also be a great opportunity to meet people within the broader environmental community!

Refreshments will be provided. This event is ADA Accessible. If you need special accommodations to participate, please let us know at serc@berkeley.edu.

Topology Seminar (Introductory Talk): Introduction to Teichmuller space

Seminar | August 29 | 2-3 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

 Inkang Kim, KIAS

 Department of Mathematics

We introduce Teichmuller space in various respects in terms of conformal structures, hyperbolic structures and representations. We briefly describe natural metrics on Teichmuller space, and useful functions to study the geometry of Teichmuller space. Finally, we introduce energy functional and convexity, plurisubharmonicity of energy functionals.

Two-Year Home Country Physical Presence Requirement Workshop

Workshop | August 29 | 2-4 p.m. | International House, Sproul Rooms

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

J-1 and J-2 visitors subject to this requirement must return to their country of legal permanent residence for two years or obtain a waiver before being eligible for certain employment visas such as H (temporary employment), L (intra-company transfer), or Permanent Resident status ("green card"). Not all J visitors are subject as it depends on specific factors.

At this workshop, you will...   More >

Coffee Break

Social Event | August 29 | 3-4 p.m. | Cafe International House

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

BIO’s second coffee break of the fall season is on tomorrow! Our first one last week was a huge success with representation from 21 countries! Join us again this week to connect with students from all over the world, and all around campus, and disengage from your studies for a moment.

What is Coffee Break? Coffee Break is a weekly opportunity for UC Berkeley global students to meet and engage...   More >

Spectrum of random non-selfadjoint operators

Seminar | August 29 | 3-4 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Martin Vogel, UC Berkeley

 Department of Statistics

The spectrum of non-selfadjoint operators can be highly unstable even under very small perturbations. This phenomenon is referred to as "pseudospectral effect".
Traditionally this pseudosepctral effect was considered a drawback since it can be the source of immense numerical errors, as shown for instance in the works of L. N. Trefethen. However, this pseudospectral effect can also be the source...   More >

ERG Colloquium: Pierce Gordon: Investigating Innovation Practice: Cross-Disciplinary Studies in International Development

Colloquium | August 29 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 126 Barrows Hall

 Pierce Gordon, PhD Candidate, Energy and Resources Group

 Energy and Resources Group

Over the past decade, the field of innovation practice has become more accessible to development professionals and amateur designers alike, and is treated as a silver bullet that easily addresses issues of global poverty. However, due to the field’s growing popularity, debates began to arise about the field’s utility and place in society...   More >

ChREBP isoforms in pancreatic beta cells

Seminar | August 29 | 4-5 p.m. | 114 Morgan Hall

 Donald Scott, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Obesity, Diabetes and Metabolism Institute

 Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology

EECS Colloquium: Fiat Lux: Creating Photoreal Digital Actors (and Environments) for Movies, Games, and Virtual Reality

Colloquium | August 29 | 4-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, 306 (HP Auditorium)

 Paul Debevec, Google VR & USC ICT

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

I will present recent work from USC ICT and Google VR for recording and rendering photorealistic actors and environments for movies, games, and virtual reality. The Light Stage facial scanning systems are geodesic spheres of inward-pointing LED lights which have been used to help create digital actors based on real people in movies such as Avatar, Benjamin Button, Maleficent, Furious 7, Blade...   More >

(photo: SMPTE)

Architectural Design, 1D Walls, 3D Plumbing, and Painting Blind en Route to Scalable Multifunctional Nanoarchitectures for Energy Storage

Colloquium | August 29 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall

 Debra R. Rolison, US Naval Research Laboratory

 Department of Chemical Engineering

Our team at the Naval Research Laboratory looks at rate-critical chemical processes where events per second are required for high performance in such technologies as energy storage, energy conversion, (electro)catalysis, and sensing. We then design next-generation systems built around pore–solid nanoarchitectures that seamlessly embody all of the requisite rate functions for high-performance...   More >

Topology Seminar (Main Talk): Convexity and Plurisubharmonicity of energy functional on Teichmuller space

Seminar | August 29 | 4-5 p.m. | 3 Evans Hall

 Inkang Kim, KIAS

 Department of Mathematics

We prove the plurisubharmonicity of energy functional on Teichmuller space for the smooth harmonic maps from a fixed Riemannian manifold into Riemann surfaces. We also give a strict convexity of the energy functional along the Weil-Petersson geodesics. This is a joint work with Wan and Zhang.

Likelihood Ratio Test for Stochastic Block Models with Bounded Degrees

Seminar | August 29 | 4-5 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Yang Feng, Columbia University

 Department of Statistics

A fundamental problem in network data analysis is to test whether a network contains statistical significant communities. We study this problem in the stochastic block model context by testing H0: Erdos-Renyi model vs. H1: stochastic block model. This problem serves as the foundation for many other problems including the testing-based methods for determining the number of communities and...   More >

Art Lovers Meetup

Social Event | August 29 | 5-6 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive | Note change in date

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Join fellow art-lovers to explore the Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive right next to campus. Admission is free for Cal students!

We will meet right outside of the BAMPFA at 5 PM on August 29th, and spend about an hour viewing the exhibits. Come see amazing art and meet new friends--what's not to like?

IXL Learning Info-Session

Information Session | August 29 | 6-7 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

IXL LEARNING
Shaping the Future of Edtech

Sidney Peng
-Front End Software Engineer

Learn how IXL is advancing education through online technology! Join Sidney and other IXL’ers as they talk about their experiences post-graduation, why they chose to work in Edtech, and how you can join our team.

ABOUT IXL LEARNING

At IXL Learning, we’re passionate about creating the best educational...   More >

Toastmasters on Campus Club: Learn public speaking

Meeting | July 2, 2014 – December 18, 2019 every Wednesday with exceptions | 6:15-7:30 p.m. | 3106 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.

Holloway Series in Poetry: Annual Faculty Reading

Reading - Literary | August 29 | 6:30-10 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, 315, Maude Fife

 Cecil Giscombe, Professor, Berkeley English; Robert Hass, Professor, Berkeley English; Lyn Hejinian, John F. Hotchkis Professor, Berkeley English; Geoffrey G. O'Brien, Professor, Berkeley English; John Shoptaw, Continuing Lecturer, Berkeley English; Sara Nicholson, Holloway Fellow, Berkeley English

 Department of English, Holloway Reading Series

ARCHITECTURE LECTURE: He Jingtang

Lecture | August 29 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

WED, AUG 29, 6:30pm. Please join us for a talk with the Dean of the College of Architecture and President of the Architectural Design &amp; Research Institute at South China University of Technology about global architectural innovation. Open to all!

L'eclisse

Film - Feature | August 29 | 7-8:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

L’eclisse opens with a nearly wordless sequence in which Vittoria (Monica Vitti), within the art-strewn walls of her lover’s home, breaks off their affair. Vittoria drifts downtown and into a love affair with her mother’s young stockbroker, Pierre (Alain Delon).

New April, New Armenia

Lecture | August 29 | 7:30-9:30 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Tatul Hakobyan, Yerevan-based Reporter and Political Analyst

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

This talk, followed by a discussion, will analyze the latest political developments in Armenia that resulted in the so-called “Velvet Revolution” led by Nigol Pashinyan. This revolution brought about the resignation of newly-elected Prime Minister Serzh Sargsyan, who had already served two terms as Armenia’s President, and his replacement by Pashinyan. Some of the questions to be addressed...   More >

Thursday, August 30, 2018

Mindfulness for Well-Being

Workshop | August 30 | 9:30-10 a.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Discover more by joining this weekly 30-minute mindfulness group where you will learn a variety of evidence-based practices designed to reduce stress and enhance well-being, all while taking in the beautiful surroundings of the UC Botanical Garden. This group is welcome to all.

Free with Garden admission ($12); Free for UCBG members, UC Berkeley students, staff, and faculty

  Register online

Econ 235, Financial Economics Seminar: "Formal Challenges in Designing Incentive Compatible Cryptocurrencies"

Seminar | August 30 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | C210 Haas School of Business

 Matt Weinberg, Princeton University

 Department of Economics

Joint with the Haas Finance Seminar

Series Introduction by Alex Saragoza and Guests

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

 Alex Saragoza

 Arts + Design

In the introductory lecture to this public series, UC Berkeley Emeritus Professor Alex Saragoza will discuss the connections among creative works, the experiences of migration, and the possibilities of personal and/or social transformation in light of international migratory flows since the 19th century to the present day.

Alex M. Saragoza was born in Madera, California, where for much of his...   More >

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SPH Brown Bag Research Presentation: Ensure the Healthy Development of All Youth by Unleashing the Power of Prevention

Seminar | August 30 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 5101 Berkeley Way West

 Valerie Shapiro, Associate Professor, School of Social Welfare

 Public Health, School of

Oliver E. Williamson Seminar: "Sequential Bargaining in the Field: Evidence from Millions of Online Bargaining Interactions"

Seminar | August 30 | 12-1:30 p.m. | C330 Haas School of Business

 Steve Tadelis, UC Berkeley

 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 >

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Program in Writing Online Information Session

Information Session | August 30 | 12-1 p.m. |  Online

 UC Berkeley Extension

Learn how our writing program can formalize your training, prime your work for publication or prepare for graduate study in writing. The curriculum has been developed with directors of several San Francisco Bay Area M.F.A. programs and approved by UC Berkeley's English Department.

  Make reservations online

IB Seminar: Land and Sea: Evolutionary Innovation and the Dominance of Land

Seminar | August 30 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Geerat Vermeij, University of California, Davis

 Department of Integrative Biology

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – December 30, 2018 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 >

Getting Your Bearings: Tour the Bioscience, Natural Resources and Public Health Library

Tour/Open House | August 30 | 3-3:30 p.m. | 2101 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Library

Drop in for an introduction to the Bioscience, Natural Resources & Public Health Library. Find out what's new and online.

Calapalooza: Student activities and involvement fair.

Special Event | August 30 | 3-7 p.m. |  Sproul Plaza

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

Calapalooza is the University’s premier student activities fair. Check out over 800 ways to get involved with student organizations, fraternities and sororities, student government, and campus departments. Calapalooza will cover all of Upper and Lower Sproul Plazas. Get involved!

The Ins and Outs of Visual cortex

Seminar | August 30 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

 Massimo Scanziani, University of California San Francisco, Center for Integrative Neuroscience Sandler Neurosciences Center

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Stochastic Gradient Descent: Strong convergence guarantees -- without parameter tuning

Seminar | August 30 | 4-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Rachel Ward, UT Austin

 Department of Statistics, Department of Mathematics

Stochastic Gradient Descent is the basic optimization algorithm behind powerful deep learning architectures which are becoming increasingly omnipresent in society. However, existing theoretical guarantees of convergence rely on knowing certain properties of the optimization problem such as maximal curvature and noise level which are not known a priori in practice. Thus, in practice, hyper...   More >

UCDC Info Session: Spring 2019 application deadline, Sept. 20, 2018

Information Session | August 30 | 4-5 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Mary Crabb, UCDC

 The UC Berkeley Washington Program

Come learn about how to spend a semester working and studying in Washington, DC. UCDC sends students from all majors to intern and research in DC, earning a full semester of Berkeley credit.

Mathematics Department Colloquium / Applied Math Seminar / Statistics Seminar: Stochastic Gradient Descent: Strong convergence guarantees – without parameter tuning

Colloquium | August 30 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Rachel Ward, UT Austin

 Department of Mathematics

Stochastic Gradient Descent is the basic optimization algorithm behind powerful deep learning architectures which are becoming increasingly omnipresent in society. However, existing theoretical guarantees of convergence rely on knowing certain properties of the optimization problem such as maximal curvature and noise level which are not known a priori in practice. Thus, in practice, hyper...   More >

DCRP/GMS Lecture: The Heterogeneity of Urban Capital: Development, Construction, Services, and Consulting

Lecture | August 30 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 106 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

Eduardo Marques explores the heterogeneity of urban capital and assesses its role in the production of urban space and urban policy.

Habeas Data: A Panel Discussion on Data and Surveillance

Panel Discussion | August 30 | 5:30-7 p.m. | 202 South Hall

 Cyrus Farivar, Senior Tech Policy Reporter, Ars Technica; Deirdre Mulligan, Director, Berkeley Center for Law & Technology; Catherine Crump, Director, Samuelson Law, Technology & Public Policy Clinic; Camille Ochoa, Coordinator, Grassroots Advocacy, Electronic Frontier Alliance

 Steve Trush, Research Fellow, Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity

 Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity (CLTC), Center for Technology, Society & Policy

Please join us for a panel discussion featuring award-winning tech reporter Cyrus Farivar, whose new book, Habeas Data, explores how the explosive growth of surveillance technology has outpaced our understanding of the ethics, mores, and laws of privacy.

  RSVP online by August 29.

Nvidia Tech Talk

Information Session | August 30 | 5:30-8 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Nvidia

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Scott Ricketts (Manager, TensorRT)

Scott will provide an overview on TensorRT, the technology, and also give some insight about what it’s like to work on the multidisciplinary TensorRT software engineering team.

Bio: Scott Ricketts is a manager on the TensorRT team at NVIDIA. Before NVIDIA, he studied computer architecture at UC San Diego. His first role at NVIDIA was as a GPU architect,...   More >

REDWOOD GROVE SUMMER CONCERTS: Hubby Jenkins + Rainy Eyes

Performing Arts - Music | August 30 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden, Redwood Grove

 Botanical Garden

SUMMER CONCERTS IN THE REDWOOD GROVE!
Enjoy a magical music experience this summer under towering redwoods in the Berkeley hills.

TONIGHT: Hubby Jenkins (of Carolina Chocolate Drops) + Rainy Eyes

$26 Adult, $24 UCBG Member Adult, $12 Youth 5-17yrs, Free Under 5

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

Scenes from the Vault: Never Before Screened Films from the Northwest Coast

Lecture | August 30 | 6-8 p.m. |  Hearst Museum of Anthropology

 Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

This presentation will feature the first results from the Museum’s ongoing project to digitize its film collection, containing the largest research collection of footage on Native American cultures. The original American Indian Film Project was directed between 1960 and 1965 by Samuel A. Barrett, Cal’s first doctorate in anthropology (1908).

This program will present footage shot in Victoria...   More >

Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit: With guest: Aimee Mann

Performing Arts - Music | August 30 | 7 p.m. |  Hearst Greek Theatre

 Another Planet Entertainment

Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit’s new album, The Nashville Sound, is a beautiful piece of American musicmaking, but watch yourself: it will light a fire under your ass. “You’re still breathing, it’s not too late,” Jason sings.

  Buy tickets online

Movie Under the Stars

Social Event | August 30 | 7-10 p.m. |  Jack London Square

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Come along for a relaxing evening in the park to watch a movie under the stars! Meet new friends, hang out with old ones, or just come for the movie (who doesn't love the Black Panther?).

We will meet outside of the MLK student union at 7 PM to travel to the park together.

The Sacrifice

Film - Feature | August 30 | 7-8:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Filmed in Sweden, The Sacrifice is set in Tarkovsky country: a vast, airy home on a remote Baltic island whose shores evoke the edge of the world—much as the green acre in Solaris seemed a planet unto itself, the farther one got from Earth.