<< Week of September 02 >>

Sunday, September 2, 2018

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 >

Cuban Rumba Jam

Social Event | September 2 | 3-5 p.m. |  3105 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Are you a veteran rumba dancer? Have you never danced before in your life? No worries--all are welcome at Cuban Rumba Jam! Come dance like no one's watching in the streets of Berkeley.

We will meet at the MLK Student Union just outside the Cal Student Store at 3 PM to head down together. Look for the person with the BIO sign! Please RSVP to the link below if you plan to...   More >

Monday, September 3, 2018

Seminar 208, Microeconomic Theory: Holiday (No Meeting)

Seminar | September 3 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Department of Economics

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Garden Closed

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

 Botanical Garden

The garden is closed the first Tuesday of every month.

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

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

Seminar 217, Risk Management: Topic Forthcoming

Seminar | September 4 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Speaker: Saad Mouti, UC Berkeley

 Consortium for Data Analytics in Risk

Organic Chemistry Seminar

Seminar | September 4 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Nathan Jui, Department of Chemistry, Emory University

 College of Chemistry

CS 61a Mixer

Miscellaneous | September 4 | 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. | Soda Hall, 430 Soda Hall

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Every semester, the undergraduate advisors for the CS & EECS department work with students in CS 61A to help you be as successful as possible. ​To introduce you to resources and facilitate finding study groups and project partners, we will host two social mixer events next. You are welcome to attend either:

Each event will start with a panel of tutors and staff that are here to support...   More >

Certificate Program in Alcohol and Drug Abuse Studies Online Information Session

Information Session | September 4 | 12-1 p.m. |  Online

 Stan Weisner, Ph.D., M.S.W.

 UC Berkeley Extension

Developed in association with the UC Berkeley School of Public Health, this certificate raises the quality of professionalism in counseling and follows a three-level, evidence-based approach to the critical issues that contribute to substance abuse.

  Make reservations online

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.

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research and Finding a Mentor Workshop

Workshop | September 4 | 2-3 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

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

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research

If you are thinking about getting involved in undergraduate research, this workshop is a great place to start! You will get a broad overview of the research opportunities available to undergraduates on campus, and suggestions on how to find them.

We will also let you know about upcoming deadlines and eligibility requirements for some of...   More >

Seminar 237, Monetary Policy, Financial Crises, and the Limits to Arbitrage

Seminar | September 4 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Walker Ray, University of California - Berkeley

 Department of Economics

CS 61a Mixer

Miscellaneous | September 4 | 3:30-4:45 p.m. | Soda Hall, 430 Soda Hall

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Every semester, the undergraduate advisors for the CS & EECS department work with students in CS 61A to help you be as successful as possible. ​To introduce you to resources and facilitate finding study groups and project partners, we will host two social mixer events next. You are welcome to attend either:

Each event will start with a panel of tutors and staff that are here to support...   More >

Probabilistic Operator Algebra Seminar: Differentiability of operator functions

Seminar | September 4 | 3:45-5:45 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Anna Skripka, University of New Mexico

 Department of Mathematics

Study of operator smoothness was initiated in the 50's. Since then it has substantially expanded in scope and methods in response to various problems in perturbation theory. The first order operator differentiability is well understood. In particular, it is known that the set of functions differentiable with respect to the Schatten $S^p$-norms, $p$ >1, can be described in terms of smoothness...   More >

Universal Health Care for Wave Functions

Seminar | September 4 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Eric Neuscamman, Dept. of Chemistry

 College of Chemistry

The ground state variational principle is arguably the most important tool in quantum chemistry, as it allows one to diagnose and correct problems in approximate ground state wave functions. Indeed, this principle is relied upon directly or indirectly by essentially every method in quantum chemistry, from density functional theory to perturbation theory to coupled cluster. Unfortunately, a...   More >

Career Connections: Non-Tech Roles in Tech

Social Event | September 4 | 5:30-8 p.m. |  Career Center (2440 Bancroft Way)

 Cal Alumni Association, Career Center

Alumni and student networking event.

Workday Info-Session

Information Session | September 4 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Workday

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Wednesday, September 5, 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.

Free Wednesday at the Garden

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

 Botanical Garden

Every first Wednesday at the Garden is free admission day.

Wellness Wednesdays: First Wednesday Yoga Walk

Sport - Recreational | September 5 | 9:30-10:30 a.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Experience the Garden in a whole new way as you reconnect with your body and with nature in this 60-minute yoga walk. Through gentle movements, standing poses, and breathing exercises, we will walk through the Garden paths, pause at vistas and groves, and awaken your senses. This class is open to all bodies and led by Eugenia Park, a yoga instructor-Ayurveda wellness counselor, mediator, and dancer.

$20 / $15 UCBG Member / Free for UCB Students, Staff, and Faculty

  Register online

EECS Career Fair

Career Fair | September 5 | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | Recreational Sports Facility, Kleeberger Field House

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

This event is co-sponsored by HKN and organized in collaboration with the EECS department.

If you're an EECS or CS student or have skills suitable to technical and computer science related positions, this is the fair for you! Recruiters will talk with you about full-time and summer job opportunities. Employers range from large household-name companies like Google, Apple, Microsoft and Amazon,...   More >

Corn and Teosinte Discovery Station

Special Event | September 5 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Come learn about corn at this month's Discovery Station.

BUCHANAN ENDOWED LECTURE: "Fusarium graminearum: Can we really outsmart the sly pathogen?"

Seminar | September 5 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall

 Nidhi Rawat, University of Maryland

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

Genetic resistance to pathogens is the most crucial strategy to overcome this challenge. Using Fusarium graminearum as a model, we are investigating the broad-spectrum strategies that the plants use to resist the pathogen spread.

Noon Concert: UC Jazz Faculty Ensemble

Performing Arts - Music | September 5 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

Ted Moore, drums
Dann Zinn, saxophone
Marty Wehner, trombone
Frank Martin, piano
Glenn Richman, bass
The UC Jazz Faculty Ensemble is comprised of some of the finest jazz musicians in the Bay Area, featuring original compositions and arrangements of jazz standards by Moore, including two world premiere compositions. This performance will touch on several aspects of Moore’s composing and...   More >

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

Information Session | September 5 | 12-1 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.

MVZ LUNCH SEMINAR - Obed Hernandez-Gomez: Tba

Seminar | September 5 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 VLSB, Grinnell-Miller Library

 Obed Hernandez-Gomez

 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 >

How We Count: Why Quantitative Social Science Matters.: A Brown Bag Talk

Colloquium | September 5 | 12-1 p.m. | 2232 Piedmont, Seminar Room

 Jennifer Johnson-Hanks, Professor, Department of Sociology, UC Berkeley

 Population Science, Department of Demography

A lunch time talk and discussion session, featuring visiting and local scholars presenting their research on a wide range of topics of interest to demography.

Climate and Land Use Change in the Maya Lowlands

Lecture | September 5 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Dr. David Wahl, Research Geographer, US Geological Survey

 Archaeological Research Facility

This talk will examine several paleoenvironmental studies from the Maya lowlands as a basis for developing a broader context from which to view the rise and fall of prehispanic Maya settlement.

The Beginnings of Islamic Law: Late Antique Islamicate Legal Traditions

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

 Lena Salaymeh, Tel Aviv University

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Like artists who use a combination of recycled and new materials, Muslim jurists crafted their legal opinions by fusing ancient norms, scripture, Prophetic precedents, local practice, and contemporaneous needs in unexpected ways. The craft of legal recycling produced works whose component parts are not easily identifiable or classifiable. Much law was simultaneously Islamic, tribal, Jewish, or...   More >

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | February 1, 2017 – December 5, 2018 the first Wednesday of the month every month with exceptions | 1:30-2:45 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

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

Free with Garden admission
Advanced registration not required

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

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research and Finding a Mentor Workshop

Workshop | September 5 | 3-4 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

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

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research

If you are thinking about getting involved in undergraduate research, this workshop is a great place to start! You will get a broad overview of the research opportunities available to undergraduates on campus, and suggestions on how to find them.

We will also let you know about upcoming deadlines and eligibility requirements for some of...   More >

Concentration of the spectral norm of Erdös-Rényi random graphs

Seminar | September 5 | 3-4 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Gabor Lugosi, Pompeu Fabra University

 Department of Statistics

In this joint work with Shahar Mendelson and Nikita Zhivotovsky, we study concentration properties of the largest eigenvalue of the adjacency matrix of a G(n,p) random graph. We use inequalities for higher moments of general functions of independent random variables and delocalization of the eigenvectors to prove nonasymptotic
concentration inequalities. In particular, we prove that the...   More >

Pros and Cons of Designing a Job Guarantee Program

Seminar | September 5 | 4-6 p.m. | 2521 Channing Way (Inst. for Res. on Labor & Employment), Director's Room

 Bill Spriggs, Howard University

 Institute of Research on Labor & Employment

Policy makers frustrated with slack labor markets, diverging wage and productivity growth, and continued lag in the incomes of Black workers have increasingly begun to consider legislation that would guarantee everyone a job.

The right to a job has been part of U.S. policy debates before. In this talk, Spriggs will discuss what a job guarantee would solve, and what problems would remain.

  RSVP online by September 5.

Tba

Colloquium | September 5 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall

 Jorge Marchand, Ph.D. student in the Chang Group; Riya Muckom, Ph.D. student in the Clark Group and Schaffer Group

 Department of Chemical Engineering

Annual Reception

Reception | September 5 | 4-6 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

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

Please join us for our Annual Reception! Come meet the Institute staff and find out about our upcoming events.

Lipid droplets: Organelle crosstalk and cellular functions

Seminar | September 5 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 101 Morgan Hall

 James Olzmann, Assistant Professor, University of California, Berkeley

 Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology

Lipid droplets: Proteome remodeling and cellular functions

Seminar | September 5 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 101 Morgan Hall

 James Olzmann, University of California, Berkeley

 Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology

Style as Essence: The Baroque.

Lecture | September 5 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, Townsend Center

 Anthony Cascardi, UC Berkeley

 Renaissance and Early Modern Studies, D.E.

Lecture to celebrate the beginning of the semester.

CA Department of Food and Agriculture Secretary Karen Ross

Lecture | September 5 | 5:30-7 p.m. |  Alumni House

 Karen Ross, CA Department of Food & Agriculture

 Goldman School of Public Policy, Berkeley Food Institute

Join Karen Ross, Secretary of the California Department of Food and Agriculture; the Goldman School of Public Policy; and the Berkeley Food Institute for a discussion on immigration and the future of agriculture in California.

Riot Games Info-Session

Information Session | September 5 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Riot Games

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

TBA.

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.

ARCHITECTURE LECTURE: Go Hasegawa

Lecture | September 5 | 6:30-8 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

WED, SEPT 5, 6:30pm. Please join us for a talk co-sponsored by the Center for Japanese Studies. Go Hasegawa will speak about his practice and approach of exploring new possibilities and relationships and building new connections. Open to all!

Rat Film: September's Movie at Moffitt

Film - Documentary | September 5 | 7-9 p.m. | 405 Moffitt Undergraduate Library

 Library

Movies @ Moffitt is the student-to-student monthly documentary spotlight and viewing. M@M is free.

Synopsis in a nutshell: across walls, fences, and alleys, rats not only expose our boundaries of separation but make homes in them. "Rat Film" is a feature-length documentary that uses the rat—as well as the humans that love them, live with them, and kill them--to explore the history of...   More >

 Must have a UCB student ID for entrance.

East Bay Science Cafe - Bioinspired Design: from Gripping Geckos, Bouncing Bugs, Leap’n Lizards, and Smart Squirrels

Presentation | September 5 | 7-8:30 p.m. |  Cafe Leila

 1724 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley, CA 94702

 Robert Full, Department of Integrative Biology

 Science@Cal

As human technologies take on more of the characteristics of Nature, Nature becomes a better teacher. The field of Biologically Inspired Design is becoming a leading paradigm for the development of new technologies. BioMotion Science has figured prominently in advancing our understanding. Geckos climbing with hairy toes has resulted in new adhesives. Insects running and squishing through cracks...   More >

Biologically Inspired Design is becoming a leading paradigm for the development of new technologies.

Thursday, September 6, 2018

Photography: A Climate for Conflict with Nichole Sobecki

Lecture | September 6 |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Nichole Sobecki

 Arts + Design

Nichole Sobecki is a photographer and filmmaker based in Nairobi, Kenya, and represented internationally by the photo agency VII. After graduating from Tufts University, Nichole spent the early years of her career in Turkey, Lebanon, and Syria, focusing on regional issues related to identity, conflict, and human rights. In this public lecture, Nichole will discuss the COAL+ICE exhibition at the...   More >

CITRIS-ITESM Seed Funding Workshop

Workshop | September 6 | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. | 630 Sutardja Dai Hall

 CITRIS and the Banatao Institute

The 2019 CITRIS & ITESM Seed Funding opportunity invites Principal Investigators at Tecnológico de Monterrey (ITESM) in Mexico to work with researchers at UC Berkeley, UC Davis, UC Davis Health System, UC Merced, and UC Santa Cruz to apply for seed funding that furthers CITRIS and the Banatao Institute research initiatives, strengthens connections among the campuses, and catalyzes early-stage...   More >

Certificate Program in Project Management Online Information Session

Information Session | September 6 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Online

 UC Berkeley Extension

Discover how you can excel in the expanding field of project management with a UC Berkeley Extension certificate that meets the high professional standards of the Project Management Institute. This certificate is geared for those who are transitioning to a career in project management or those who want to sharpen their project management skills.

  Register online

Ask a Diplomat!: U.S. State Department Info Session with Diplomat in Residence Dorothy Ngutter

Lecture | September 6 | 12-1 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Dorothy Ngutter, Diplomat in Residence – Northwest Region (AK, Northern CA, OR, WA)

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies, The Subir & Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies

An information session on careers in diplomacy led by Dorothy Ngutter, Diplomat in Residence for the Northwest Region.

Citation Tools Overview:: Essentials for busy scholars

Workshop | September 6 | 12-1 p.m. | 2101 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Susan Koskinen, Library

 Library

Reference management programs allow you to organize your research, collect and cite sources, create bibliographies in a variety of styles, add your own notes and keywords to your collections.

Certificate Program in Health Advocacy Online Information Session

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

 Stan Weisner, Ph.D., M.S.W., UC Berkeley Extension

 UC Berkeley Extension

Gain an in-depth understanding of the complex and dynamic U.S. health care system. Explore key policy and ethical challenges, and learn to become a health advocate who is qualified to advise patients and their families about health care issues.

  Make reservations online

Oliver E. Williamson Seminar

Seminar | September 6 | 12-1:30 p.m. | C330 Haas School of Business

 Xavier Jaravel, LSE

 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 >

SPH Brown Bag Research Presentation: Safe Routes for Older Adults

Seminar | September 6 | 12-1 p.m. | 5101 Berkeley Way West

 David Ragland, Adjunct Professor Emeritus, School of Public Health; Tracy McMillan, Senior Program and Policy Analyst, School of Public Health

 Public Health, School of

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

Lunch Poems: Series Kick-off

Reading - Literary | September 6 | 12:10-12:50 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Library

 Lunch Poems

Hosted by Geoffrey G. O’Brien, this event features distinguished faculty and staff from a wide range of disciplines introducing and reading a favorite poem.

IB Seminar: From microbes to ecosystems to earth: a culture transition

Seminar | September 6 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Bruce Hungate, Northern Arizona University

 Department of Integrative Biology

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

 Jon Schellenberg, UCB

 Center for Labor Economics

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

Tour/Open House | September 6 | 3:30-4 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.

2018 AJLS Conference: Past, Present, and Future - Evidence, Transmission, and Inheritance in Japanese Literature and Media

Conference/Symposium | September 6 | 5-8 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Library (101 Doe)

 Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), C. V. Starr East Asian Library, Department of East Asian Languages & Cultures, Townsend Center for the Humanities, National Institute of Japanese Literature

The 2018 AJLS Conference seeks to address the history and theory of Japanese literature and media with special attention given to the ways in which writers have grappled with the problems of evidence, transmission, and inheritance and how these problems continue to renew and complicate the relation between the past, present, and future.

Free

  Register online

The Present and Future of the Irish Language: A Panel Discussion

Panel Discussion | September 6 | 5-7:30 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 220 Stephens Hall - Geballe Room, Townsend Center for the Humanities

 Institute of European Studies

What is the state of the Irish language in a globalized world? Long under threat, Irish has rebounded in recent decades, thriving as a community and literary language while serving as Ireland's official language and an official language of the European Union. While Irish remains a crucial marker of cultural identity for the citizens and residents of Ireland, and for the diaspora worldwide, its...   More >

Free

  Register online

Ancient Mediterranean Revolutions: AHMA 50th Anniversary

Conference/Symposium | September 6 | 6-7:30 p.m. |  David Brower Center

 Ancient History and Mediterranean Archaeology, Graduate Group in

A conference on the theme of Ancient Mediterranean Revolutions to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the founding of the Graduate Group in Ancient History and Archaeology.

Yelp Tech Talk

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

 Yelp

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

-Yelp Engineer: Rucha S
"Getting People Fed Faster: How to Use Profiling to Improve Performance"

At Yelp, getting people their food fast is something we take very seriously. Hungry people don't like waiting for pages to load. In this talk, Rucha S will dive into how we used a number of profiling tools to identify performance bottlenecks in Yelp's food ordering checkout flow and the solutions...   More >

RISE Climate March Sign-Making Session

Social Event | September 6 | 7-10 p.m. | 102 Sproul Hall

 Student Environmental Resource Center

Create, illustrate and assemble signs and posters with us in preparation for the Rise for Climate, Jobs & Justice March on September 8! More information on RISE can be found here: https://ca.riseforclimate.org/

Astronomy Night at UC Berkeley

Lecture | September 6 | 7:30-10 p.m. | 131 Campbell Hall

 Department of Astronomy

This month's Astronomy Night @ UC Berkeley features a talk by Astro Night co-creator and recent PhD graduate Lea Hirsch on finding planets in other solar systems.

As always, come join us at Campbell Hall on the UC Berkeley campus on the first Thursday of every month for a FREE night of astronomy and stargazing on the roof with our fleet of telescopes.

When: Thursday, September 6th
Talk:...   More >

Friday, September 7, 2018

3rd US - India Conference: A Transforming India - Tapping Growth opportunities

Conference/Symposium | September 7 | 8:15 a.m.-5 p.m. | Haas School of Business, Spieker Forum, 6th Floor

 All India Management Association, Haas School of Business, Hero Enterprise, The Garwood Center for Corporate Innovation, The Institute for South Asia Studies

The 3rd edition of the US India Conference at UC Berkeley

  Registration opens June 24. Register online or or by emailing Bijoy Philip at bphilip@aima.in by September 6.

2018 AJLS Conference: Past, Present, and Future - Evidence, Transmission, and Inheritance in Japanese Literature and Media

Conference/Symposium | September 7 | 9:45 a.m.-7 p.m. | Doe Library, 180 and 190

 Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), C. V. Starr East Asian Library, Department of East Asian Languages & Cultures, Townsend Center for the Humanities, National Institute of Japanese Literature

The 2018 AJLS Conference seeks to address the history and theory of Japanese literature and media with special attention given to the ways in which writers have grappled with the problems of evidence, transmission, and inheritance and how these problems continue to renew and complicate the relation between the past, present, and future.

Free

  Register online

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

Information Session | September 7 | 10-11 a.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.

Labor Lunch: Topic Forthcoming

Seminar | September 7 | 12-1 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Peter Ganong, The University of Chicago Harris Public Policy

 Center for Labor Economics

You are welcome to bring your lunch ~ food will not be provided

The Effects of Mandatory Disclosure of Supermarket Prices

Seminar | September 7 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | 248 Giannini Hall

 Itai Ater, Tel Aviv University

 Agricultural & Resource Economics

Abstract
We study how mandatory online disclosure of supermarket prices affects prices and price dispersion in brick-and-mortar stores. Using data collected before and after a transparency regulation went into effect in the Israeli food retail market, multiple complementary control groups and relying on a differences-in-differences research design, we document a sharp decline in price dispersion...   More >

Dancing for Fun and Fitness (BEUHS605)

Workshop | September 7 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 251 Hearst Gymnasium

 Nadia Qabazard

 Be Well at Work - Wellness

Fit some fun and fitness into your day with these free, beginner dance classes. Zumba will be 9/7, Salsa will be 10/19, Hula / Polynesian will be11/2, and Zumba / Salsa will be 12/7. No partner required. Comfortable clothing and athletic shoes recommended.

  Register online

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 >

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

Tour/Open House | September 7 | 2-2:30 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.

Bio-Inspired Metal-Coordination Crosslinking: Easy Access to Broad Dynamics When Engineering Polymer Gel Mechanics: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | September 7 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Prof. Niels Holten-Andersen, MIT, Materials Science & Engineering

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

Efforts to engineer polymer material mechanics are increasingly coupled to the design of transient crosslink dynamics. We have sought to gain a deeper understanding of how polymer gel mechanical properties can be controlled over multiple hierarchical time-scales via design of bioinspired
metal-coordinate crosslink structure on multiple length-scales.

By utilizing metal ion coordination...   More >

A Hermeneutical Metatheory for Information Science

Seminar | September 7 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 107 South Hall

 Luciana Corts Mendes

 Information, School of

The aim of the research is to present a unifying framework for information science that has hermeneutics as its foundation. Hermeneutics, a theory and methodology of interpretation, will be briefly explained, as well as how it can underlie information scienceâs basis. The research argues that a unifying framework for information science that is based on hermeneutics posits human sense-making...   More >

Hands On 13: An Artists’ Books Event: Debris: Inorganic Organic with Lauri Twitchell

Social Event | September 7 | 4-6 p.m. | Wurster Hall, 210 - Environmental Design Library Atrium

 Lauri Twitchell

 Library

Artists' books are simply books made by artists. Whether tactile or conceptual, they range in thematic content including the political, the sentimental, the instructive, or the purely beautiful. Our Hands On Artists’ Book events allow you to handle 25 books from our rare book vaults.

Found objects, whether natural or debris found in the landscape, evoke a dialogue between maker and object....   More >

Collaborative control and autonomy for traffic optimization

Lecture | September 7 | 4 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Ankur Mehta, UCLA

 Institute of Transportation Studies

ABSTRACT:
Urban and suburban communities are experiencing rapid growth in both population and density, adding considerable strain on transportation infrastructure. This in turn detracts from quality of life through the consequent increased commuter delays, energy consumption, and pollution associated with transit. While autonomous vehicle technology promises to improve traffic conditions through...   More >

New Strategies in Carbene Transfer Catalysis

Seminar | September 7 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Chris Uyeda, Dept. of Chemistry, Purdue University

 College of Chemistry

Catalytic carbene transfer reactions commonly rely on diazoalkanes as storable precursors to reactive transition metal-bound carbenes. A well-established limitation of these reagents is their poor stability in the absence of electron-withdrawing substituents. As a consequence, there are few catalytic processes that are amenable to the use of non-stabilized carbene equivalents and many of these...   More >

Quantcast Info-Session

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

 Quantcast

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Leon Bridges: with guests: Masego

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

 Another Planet Entertainment

On his sophomore album Good Thing, Leon Bridges’ voice breaks into the debut single “Bad Bad News” in much the same way the artist broke into the public eye in 2015 – forcefully, honestly, and all at once. “They tell me I was born to lose,” he sings with characteristic soulfulness, “but I made a good, good thing out of bad, bad news.”

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