<< 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!

Carl Stone and Soo Yeon Lyuh

Performing Arts - Music | September 2 | 8-10 p.m. |  McEnerney Hall (1750 Arch St.)

 Center for New Music and Audio Technologies (CNMAT)

Carl Stone and Soo Yeon Lyuh met for the first time in Berkeley February 2016, and both soon broached the idea of working together to the other. The performance at CNMAT will be their debut as a duo. In their performance, Lyuh will mix performance of traditional music for Haegeum with improvisation, the results serving as prime materials for Stone’s real time sampling techniques.

$10 General, $5 Students and seniors

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 >

McNair Scholars Program Information Session

Information Session | September 4 | 9:30-11 a.m. | 11 2515 Channing Way (Academic Achievement Program)

 Juan Esteva, Director, McNair Scholars Program

 Office of Undergraduate Research

The McNair Scholars Program prepares selected underrepresented or low-income UC Berkeley undergraduates for graduate study at the doctoral level. The goal of the McNair Scholars Program is to increase the number of underrepresented students in doctoral programs.

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute: Berkeley Info Session

Information Session | September 4 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Freight and Salvage Coffeehouse

 2020 Addison St, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)

Learn more about OLLI's courses, lectures, and social programming and hear directly from the faculty about the courses and workshops they will be teaching.

Doors open at 9:30 a.m., program begins at 10:00 a.m. No need to RSVP!

CS 61A Mixer: For finding resources, study groups, and project partners

Miscellaneous | September 4 | 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | 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. You are welcome to attend either event. They will be the same, so no need to attend both.

Each event will start with a panel of...   More >

Radical reactions for control freaks. New Synthetic methods involving aryl radicals and C–F bonds.

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

 Nathan Jui, Department of Chemistry, Emory University

 College of Chemistry

Over the past few years, our group has utilized photoredox catalysis to access highly-reactive radical intermediates. Our broader aims are centered on utilizing these intermediates to deliver structural motifs that are commonly found in drugs and agrochemicals. This lecture will include recent findings that have enabled us to overcome inherent difficulties in aryl radical reactivity, allowing for...   More >

Seminar 217, Risk Management: On Optimal Options Book Execution Strategies with Market Impact

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

 Speaker: Saad Mouti, UC Berkeley

 Consortium for Data Analytics in Risk

We consider the optimal execution of a book of options when market impact is a driver of the option price. We aim at minimizing the mean-variance risk criterion for a given market impact function. First, we develop a framework to justify the choice of our market impact function. Our model is inspired from Leland’s option replication with transaction costs where the market impact is directly part...   More >

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.

2018 EECS Speed Resume Critique

Miscellaneous | September 4 | 1-4 p.m. | Bechtel Engineering Center, Garbarini Lounge

 Career Center

This year, the EECS Career Fair is Wednesday September 5th - just a week away! In partnership with HKN, this resume critique event will give you the opportunity to have your resume reviewed by a recruiter or engineer in a safe and supportive environment. Tech employers/recruiters will provide you a 'speed' 10-15 minute review of your printed resume in prep for the fair the next day.

Register...   More >

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

With conventional monetary policy unable to stabilize the economy in the wake of the global financial crisis, central banks turned to unconventional tools. This paper embeds a model of the term structure of interest rates featuring market segmentation and limits to arbitrage within a New Keynesian model to study these policies. Because the transmission of monetary policy depends on private agents...   More >

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

Seminar | September 4 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Ian Agol, UC BERKELEY

 Department of Mathematics

We'll continue to discuss a perfect Bott-Morse function on certain $SU(2)$ representation varieties associated to punctured surfaces following Thaddeus. The variety is a symplectic manifold, with a certain $U(1)$ Hamiltonian action on a subset which is a moment map for the Morse function away from the maximum and minimum critical levels. From this one may deduce that the Morse function is perfect.

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 >

CS 61A Mixer: For finding resources, study groups, and project partners

Miscellaneous | September 4 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 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. You are welcome to attend either event. They will be the same, so no need to attend both.

Each event will start with a panel of...   More >

Student Harmonic Analysis and PDE Seminar (HADES): Solitary waves in deep water

Seminar | September 4 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Daniel Tataru, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Solitary waves are waves on the surface of the water which keep a constant profile and which move with constant velocity. Two longstanding open problems have been whether such waves exist in deep water in the presence of either gravity or surface tension, but not both. This talk will provide the answers to both of these problems in two space dimensions. This is joint work with Mihaela Ifrim.

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: The maximal rank conjecture (Part I)

Seminar | September 4 | 3:45-4:45 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Eric Larson, Stanford University

 Department of Mathematics

In the first hour, we discuss the problem of interpolation for curves in projective space: When does there exist a curve of degree d and genus g passing through n general points in $\mathbb P^r$?

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 >

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: The maximal rank conjecture (Part II)

Seminar | September 4 | 5-6 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Eric Larson, Stanford University

 Department of Mathematics

In the second hour, we discuss the Maximal Rank Conjecture, a conjecture formulated originally by Severi in 1915 which prescribes a relationship between the "shape" of the parametric and Cartesian equations of curves in projective space — that is, which gives the Hilbert function of a general curve of genus g, embedded in $\mathbb P^r$ via a general linear series of degree d. We then explain...   More >

Recruiting and Information Session: SRM University, AP-Amaravati

Information Session | September 4 | 5-6 p.m. | 250 Sutardja Dai Hall

 Dr. Jamshed Bharucha, Vice Chancellor, SRM University - AP, Amaravati

 Prof. Vijay Chellaboina, Professor and Associate Dean of Engineering, SRM University - AP, Amaravati

 Institute for South Asia Studies, College of Engineering

A Recruiting and Information Session for the new AP-Amaravati campus of SRM University, led by its new Vice Chancellor Dr. Jamshed Bharucha and Prof. Vijay Chellaboina, Professor and Associate Dean of Engineering

Workday Info-Session

Information Session | September 4 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Workday

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Welcome back to the future

WHAT:

Workday Information Session with UPE

Ever wondered what makes a Software Engineer tick? Or why a Product Manager springs out of bed excited to come to work every morning? And what is Workday anyway? Meet Engineers, Product Managers, and Recruiters and get to the bottom of all your technical (and not-so-technical) questions without having to wait in 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.

Microsoft Networking Day

Information Session | September 4 | 6-7 p.m. | Cory Hall, Room 521

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Meet the Company & Intern Panel

Come and learn about Microsoft Internships from your classmates who have experienced them.

Only 50 seats available -RSVP today
http://tinyurl.com/y87c6snn

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

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.

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.

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

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.

Lunch meeting with Marie Beauchamps on Governing Affective Citizenship: Denaturalization, Belonging and Repression: Francophone Studies Working Group

Meeting | September 5 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | 4226 Dwinelle Hall

 Marie Beauchamps, Universiteit van Amsterdam

 Townsend Center for the Humanities

Please join the Francophone Studies Working Group for a lunch meeting with Marie Beauchamps (Universiteit van Amsterdam) on her forthcoming book _Governing Affective Citizenship: Denaturalization, Belonging and Repression_.

The book retraces the histories of denaturalization law in France in a genealogical manner. It presents denaturalization (déchéance de nationalité) as a technology of...   More >

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 >

Nicaragua’s Solidarity Caravan for Peace

Lecture | September 5 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Isabel Nogueira

 Center for Latin American Studies

Nicaragua is in the middle of its worst political crisis in decades. The Solidarity Caravan is a group of Nicaraguan activists touring the United States to educate about the current situation and inspire support for the people of Nicaragua. They will speak on the continuing peaceful civic resistance to the human rights violations occurring throughout Nicaragua.

Members of the Solidarity Caravan for Peace speak in Europe.

Designing technologies for engineering cells: Targeted, continuous evolution and organelle compartmentalization

Seminar | September 5 | 12-1 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 John Dueber, University of California, Berkeley

 Bioengineering (BioE)

My research group aims to reprogram living cells for engineering applications. In this talk, I will discuss two main areas of focus. First, in a collaboration with David Schaffer, we have developed a technology, EvolvR, to harness the cell’s ability to evolve in a more focused, accelerated manner. EvolvR consists of a nicking Cas9 (nCas9) tethered to a nick-translating DNA polymerase (DNAP)....   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.

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.

MVZ LUNCH SEMINAR - Obed Hernandez-Gomez: Microbial Ecology of the Amphibian Skin: Investigations of local and regional factors shaping the skin microbiota of amphibians

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 >

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.

Multilevel Modeling: What it is, when you need it (and when you don't), and 4 important questions to ask every time you use it

Information Session | September 5 | 12:10-1:15 p.m. | 1104 Berkeley Way West

 Amie Gordon, Postdoctoral Fellow, UC San Francisco

 Institute of Personality and Social Research

Multilevel modeling (MLM) is everywhere these days. Reviewers are increasingly asking people to use this advanced approach to statistics and there are more and more online calculators devoted to helping people run MLM analyses. But MLM requires making a lot of choices, and without a clear understanding of what MLM is, it is easy to make mistakes. In this one hour whirlwind tour of MLM, I will...   More >

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, Ph.D., 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 >

Africa@Berkeley

Information Session | September 5 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Center for African Studies

• Learn what the Center for African Studies is and does
• Discover campus resources for African studies
• Find out about majors, minor and who is teaching what courses
• Learn about African language study options
• Explore fellowships for study, travel and research
• Meet campus partners, including:
o The Library
o Study Abroad
o OASIS - Organizing to Advance Solutions in the Sahel
...   More >

BJCL Information Session

Meeting | September 5 | 12:45-2 p.m. |  Boalt Hall, School of Law

 Berkeley Journal of Criminal Law

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 >

Topology Seminar (Introductory Talk): Introduction to Skein Algebras and Character Varieties

Seminar | September 5 | 2-3 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall | Note change in location

 Semeon Artamonov, University of California, Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

To each oriented surface one can associate two algebras: commutative coordinate ring of the character variety of the fundamental group and noncommutative skein algebra. Both algebras enjoy the action of the mapping class group of the surface by automorphisms. In my introductory talk I will define both algebras mentioned above and show how they are related to each other. I will then describe a...   More >

Coffee Break

Social Event | September 5 | 3-4 p.m. | Cafe International House

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Join us for our weekly coffee break! Celebrate the start of September and the Bay Area’s ‘Indian Summer’ with a fresh cup of coffee and conversation at the International House Cafe.

What is Coffee Break? Coffee Break is a weekly opportunity for UC Berkeley global students to meet and engage with one another in a relaxing environment. It’s a chance to enjoy free coffee, share stories about your...   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 >

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 >

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.

Book Talk: Farewell, Circus by Woon-Yeong Cheon

Colloquium | September 5 | 4 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Center for Korean Studies (CKS)

Woon-Yeoung Cheon has been acclaimed as one of South Korea's most daring and provocative literary voices. In Farewell, Circus (2018), Cheon's nightmarish, grotesque style is movingly mixed with a dreamy tone to create a story as much about an individual woman's personal quest for freedom as it is about disability, marginalization, and transnational migration.

EECS Colloquium: Using Light to see deep inside our bodies and brains

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

 Mary Lou Jepsen, CEO and Founder, Openwater, Inc.

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

In a series of mind-bending demos, Mary Lou Jepsen shows how we can use red light to see and potentially stimulate what's inside our bodies and brains. Taking us to the edge of optical physics, Jepsen unveils new technologies that utilize light and sound to track tumors, measure neural activity and could possibly replace the MRI machine with a cheaper, more efficient and wearable...   More >

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.

AHMA Colloquium - Assembling Numismatic Data Online: Concepts, Collections, Hoards, and Statistics

Lecture | September 5 | 4-5 p.m. | 7205 Dwinelle Hall

 Peter van Alfen, American Numismatic Society

 Ancient History and Mediterranean Archaeology, Graduate Group in

This is the first of eight papers that will make up a lecture series entitled "Digital Humanities and the Ancient World." The event is co-sponsored by the AHMA Colloquium and the Townsend Center for the Humanities.

"Investigating Combinatorial Extrinsic Regulation of Pluripotent and Neural Stem Cells for Applications in Regenerative Medicine," Riya Muckom; "Discovery of a Pathway for Terminal Alkyne AminoAcid Biosynthesis", Jorge Marchand.

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

Topology Seminar (Main Talk): Genus Two Generalization of $A_1$ spherical Double Affine Hecke Algebra

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

 Semeon Artamonov, University of California, Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Spherical Double Affine Hecke Algebra can be viewed as a noncommutative \((q,t)\)-deformation of the \(SL(N,C)\) character variety of the fundamental group of a torus. This deformation inherits major topological property from its commutative counterpart, namely Mapping Class Group of a torus \(SL(2,Z)\) acts by atomorphisms of DAHA. In my talk I will define a genus two analogue of \(A_1\)...   More >

AdaPT: An interactive procedure for multiple testing with side information

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

 Will Fithian, UC Berkeley

 Department of Statistics

We consider the problem of multiple hypothesis testing with generic side information: for each hypothesis we observe both a p-value and some predictor encoding contextual information about the hypothesis. For large-scale problems, adaptively focusing power on the more promising hypotheses (those more likely to yield discoveries) can lead to much more powerful multiple testing procedures. We...   More >

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

Riot Games Info-Session

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

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Riot Cal alumni, former Riot tech interns, and engineers from various teams are here to share their journey into the games industry and their tips, tricks, lessons learned throughout their experiences. We'll also cover aspects of the application and interview process so you're prepared for the next step in your career!

Social Impact Mixer

Information Session | September 5 | 5-7 p.m. | Haas School of Business, Wells Fargo Room, Cheit Hall

 Institute for Business and Social Impact

The Social Impact Mixer brings together the endless opportunities that Haas affords students interested in Social Impact as well as the chance to get to know other members of the community passionate about the space. It is a flagship introductory event sponsored by Net Impact and a great opportunity to better understand the landscape of opportunities at Haas and have all your questions answered!

Social Impact Mixer for Students

Information Session | September 5 | 5-7 p.m. | Haas School of Business, Wells Fargo Room

 Center for Responsible Business

The Social Impact Mixer brings together the endless opportunities that Haas affords students interested in Social Impact as well as the chance to get to know other members of the community passionate about the space. It is a flagship introductory event sponsored by Net Impact and a great opportunity to better understand the landscape of opportunities at Haas and have all your questions answered!...   More >

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.

Understanding human sociality: From brain to behavior to society

Colloquium | September 5 | 5:15-6:15 p.m. | 1104 Berkeley Way West

 Professor Ming Hsu

 Department of Psychology

Abstract: There is increasing concern that the proliferation of AI-driven automation—particularly in areas dealing with labor markets, education, and criminal justice—may perpetuate and even amplify preexisting biases and social inequities facing certain groups of individuals. However, despite the rich social scientific literature on these topics, we are still far from methods and tools that can...   More >

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.

Toastmasters on Campus Club: Learn public speaking

Meeting | July 2, 2014 – December 26, 2018 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.

ARCHITECTURE LECTURE: Go Hasegawa

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

 College of Environmental Design

WED, SEPT 5, 6:30pm. Join us for a talk co-sponsored by the Center for Japanese Studies. Go Hasegawa will speak about his practice &amp; approach of exploring new possibilities &amp; building new connections. Also live streaming in 106 Wurster. Open to all!

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.

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.