<< Week of September 09 >>

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Computer Workstation Evaluator Training (BEUHS403)

Workshop | September 11 | 8 a.m.-12 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

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

 Be Well at Work - Ergonimics

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

  Register online

PRI Academic Network Conference 2018

Conference/Symposium | September 11 | 8 a.m.-6 p.m. |  San Francisco Marriott Marquis

 780 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

 Center for Responsible Business

The PRI Academic Network Conference 2018 will take place on Tuesday 11 September at the San Francisco Marriott Marquis, in collaboration with Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley and University of California, Davis. The conference precedes PRI in Person 2018, taking place at the same venue between 12-14 September.

The conference will showcase the latest evidence and...   More >

Looking in/ Looking out: Exploring Workplace Diversity at Cal: Beeqi003-180911

Workshop | September 11 | 9-11:30 a.m. | 24 University Hall

 Sidalia Reel

 Human Resources

This workshop engages participants in exploring human diversity by reflecting on what makes individuals unique and how it affects one’s worldview. Through telling stories, participants learn more about themselves and others in their organization. This interactive workshop also provides opportunities to practice communication skills for understanding across difference. By the end of this workshop...   More >

Borders, Borderlands, and Migration

Conference/Symposium | September 11 | 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Faculty Club, Heyns Room

 Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES), Central European Univeristy

The Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies and the Central European University present a two-day conference - "Borders, Borderlands, and Migration."

Day 1, Panel 1, 10:15am-12:00pm
- “Rethinking the Impact of Migration, Mobility, and Exile in the Modern Middle East,” Nadia Al-Bagdadi, Professor of History, Central European University
- “The Global Migration...   More >

Workshop on Applying Advanced AI Workflows in Astronomy and Microscopy

Workshop | September 11 | 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m. |  UCSC Silicon Valley Center

 3175 Bowlers Avenue, Santa Clara, CA 95054

 CITRIS and the Banatao Institute

This one-day workshop will focus on the challenges shared between observational astronomy and modern microscopy workflows. Advances in instrumentation, computation and data management for both microscopy and astronomy suggest opportunities for the broader scientific community to learn from the challenges common to both fields. The high-velocity, high-volume data generated by endeavors such as the...   More >

Scientific Thinking

Seminar | September 11 | 9-9:30 a.m. | Barrows Hall, Radio broadcast, ON-AIR ONLY, 90.7 FM

 Adonis T. Rivie, PhD Student, Department of Integrative Biology; Andrew Saintsing, PhD Student, Department of Integrative Biology

 KALX 90.7 FM

Tune in to The Graduates this Tuesday for an interview with Adonis T. Rivie from the Department of Integrative Biology at UC Berkeley.

Adonis T. Rivie

Apple Networking Day

Career Fair | September 11 | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | Bechtel Engineering Center, Garbarini Lounge

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

I am excited to inform you that Apple is coming to UC Berkeley for a Networking Event on Tuesday, September 11 and we’ll have ~40 engineers from the business that are looking forward to meeting interested students! Drop by the Garbarini Lounge anytime between 10:00am-3:00 pm, as your schedule allows, we hope to see you there!

If you plan to attend, register via the link in the attached flyer....   More >

Elucidating Mechanisms of Complex Protein Assembly and Evolution

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

 Matt Shoulders, Department of Chemistry, MIT

 College of Chemistry

Our group is broadly interested in understanding how metazoan cells fold complex proteins. The development of chemical genetic techniques to allow precision engineering of proteostasis network composition and activities will be discussed. Applications of these techniques have enabled a variety of advances related to the folding and quality control of large extracellular matrix proteins such as...   More >

Seminar 217, Risk Management: Capacity constraints in earning, and asset prices before earnings announcements

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

 Speaker: Tamas Batyi, UC Berkeley

 Consortium for Data Analytics in Risk

This paper proposes an asset pricing model with endogenous allocation of constrained learning capacity, that provides an explanation for abnormal returns before the scheduled release of information about firms, such as quarterly earnings announcements. In equilibrium investors endogenously focus their learning capacity and acquire information about stocks with upcoming announcements, resulting in...   More >

Families, Histories, Novels

Colloquium | September 11 | 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Peter Behrens

 Canadian Studies Program (CAN))

PETER BEHRENS's first novel The Law of Dreams won the Governor-General's Award, Canada's most prestigious book prize, and has been published in nine languages. The New York Times Book Review called his second novel, The O'Briens, "a major achievement." Carry Me, his third novel, was published in February 2016. He is the author of two collections of short stories, Night Driving and Travelling...   More >

Choreotopias: Assaulted Desires in Asaltodiario's Street Choreographies in Mexico City, 1985-1994: Global Urban Humanities Fall 2018 Colloquium

Colloquium | September 11 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 170 Wurster Hall

 Global Urban Humanities

"Choreotopias: Assaulted Desires in Asaltodiario's Street Choreographies in Mexico City, 1985-1994"
Juan Aldape Munoz
PhD Candidate in Performance Studies
Tuesday, September 11, 12-1:30pm
Wurster 170

Part of the Global Urban Humanities Colloquium The City and Its People, Rhetoric 198-3 / ARCH 198-2, Rhetoric 244A / ARCH 298-2

This presentation examines the working-class, punk-aesthetic...   More >

Mendeley Workshop: Organize, Cite, Discover

Workshop | September 11 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 2101, Bioscience Library Training Room

 Becky Miller, Bioscience, Natural Resources & Public Health Library

 Library

Mendeley is a reference manager that enables you to find, organize, read, share, annotate, and cite your research papers. It is also an academic discovery and collaboration tool that can boost your productivity.

This hands-on workshop will give beginning Mendeley users practice importing citations and creating bibliographies. Experienced users are welcome, too!

Post-Baccalaureate Program for Counseling and Psychology Professions Online Information Session

Information Session | September 11 | 12-1 p.m. |  Online

 UC Berkeley Extension

Whether you are a career changer or already working in the field, understand how this program can help you plan an academic program of study and initiate the graduate- school application process.

  Make reservations online

Student Faculty Macro Lunch

Presentation | September 11 | 12-1 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Chris Edmond, Professor of Economics, University of Melbourne

 Clausen Center

This workshop consists of one-hour informal presentations on topics related to macroeconomics and international finance, broadly defined. The presenters are UC Berkeley PhD students, faculty, and visitors.
** MUST RSVP**

  RSVP by emailing jgmendoza@berkeley.edu by September 6.

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.

California-China Partnership on Energy and Climate Change

Conference/Symposium | September 11 | 1-4 p.m. | Alumni House, TOLL ROOM

 CENTER FOR ECONOMICS, RESOURCES, AND INNOVATION, Berkeley - Tsinghua Joint Research Center on Energy and Climate Change (BTJRC)

Two of the world’s leading economies, California and China, share a determination to address climate risk and other sustainability challenges with bold commitments to policy technology innovation. Finding themselves at the forefront of efforts to secure long-term prosperity for their own people and those who would follow their example, the two have established a multi-faceted alliance for...   More >

FREE

  Buy tickets online

California-China Partnership on Energy and Climate Change

Conference/Symposium | September 11 | 1-4 p.m. | Alumni House, TOLL ROOM

 CENTER FOR ECONOMICS, RESOURCES, AND INNOVATION, Berkeley - Tsinghua Joint Research Center on Energy and Climate Change (BTJRC)

Two of the world’s leading economies, California and China, share a determination to address climate risk and other sustainability challenges with bold commitments to policy technology innovation. Finding themselves at the forefront of efforts to secure long-term prosperity for their own people and those who would follow their example, the two have established a multi-faceted alliance for...   More >

How Bacteriophage Therapy Saved Tom’s Life and Went Viral

Seminar | September 11 | 2-3 p.m. | 115 Energy Biosciences Building

 Steffanie Strathdee, University of California, San Diego; Tom Patterson, University of California, San Diego

 QB3 - California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences

H-1B Information Workshop

Workshop | September 11 | 2-3 p.m. | International House, Sproul Rooms

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Interested in H-1B employment? Join us for a workshop focusing on H-1B eligibility requirements, eligible professional occupations, the application process, and timing concerns. Note that this workshop provides a general overview of the H-1B visa and process, and it cannot answer specific case questions.

Topics covered:
Employee eligibility criteria
Types of jobs appropriate for...   More >

Seminar 218, Psychology and Economics: Complex Disclosure

Seminar | September 11 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Daniel Martin, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University

 Department of Economics

Seminar 237, Business Cycle and Earnings Inequality

Seminar | September 11 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Byoungchan Lee, University of California - Berkeley

 Department of Economics

This paper studies dynamics of earnings inequality and its macroeconomic implications. I construct a quarterly measure of earnings inequality based on the Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages. Using the new measure, I investigate how earnings inequality responds to macroeconomic shocks. Although technology and fiscal policy shocks explain a significant fraction of the cyclical dynamics of...   More >

3-Manifold Seminar: Perfect Bott-Morse functions from moment maps

Seminar | September 11 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Ian Agol, UC BERKELEY

 Department of Mathematics

We'll continue to discuss a result of Frankel that moment maps from circle actions on symplectic manifolds give rise to perfect Bott-Morse functions via Smith theory (the localization theorem). We'll also discuss the Goldman symplectic form on moduli spaces of representations of surface groups.

Gilman Scholarship Application Workshop

Workshop | September 11 | 3:30-5 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Stephen's Lounge

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Are you a Pell Grant recipient and U.S. citizen who is planning to study and/or intern abroad? Attend the Gilman Scholarship Application Workshop and learn about the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship, a federal scholarship which funds up to $5,000 towards a study abroad experience.

The Gilman Scholarship Application Workshop will review scholarship and eligibility requirements,...   More >

Current Issues and Challenges regarding the Protection of Archaeological Sites in Japan

Lecture | September 11 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Dr. Yoshio Negita, Chief Senior Specialist for Cultural Properties, Agency for Cultural Affairs, Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science & Technology, Japan

 Archaeological Research Facility, Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Department of Anthropology

Open Class Lecture (Anthro C125A/EALC C175)

Student Harmonic Analysis and PDE Seminar (HADES): An introduction to hyperbolic dynamics

Seminar | September 11 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Semyon Dyatlov, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

I will show the Stable/Unstable Manifold Theorem for hyperbolic dynamical systems (maps and flows) which describes long time dynamics in a neighborhood of a given trajectory. Time permitting, I will also give examples of hyperbolic dynamical systems such as geodesic flows on manifolds of negative curvature and dispersive billiards. This talk will follow (a subset) of the notes...   More >

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: The geometry of moduli spaces of curves

Seminar | September 11 | 3:45-4:45 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Brian Osserman, UC Davis

 Department of Mathematics

In this expository talk, we discuss from an elementary point of view how one approaches studying the geometry of moduli spaces of curves. We begin with classical examples of how one can prove that some moduli spaces are unirational. At the opposite extreme, following ideas of Harris, Mumford, Eisenbud and Farkas, we then explain how one can reduce proving that moduli spaces are of general type to...   More >

Probabilistic Operator Algebra Seminar: Commutators close to the identity

Seminar | September 11 | 3:45-5:45 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Jorge Garza Vargas, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

In the 40's Wielandt and Wintner proved that the commutator of two bounded operators can never equal the identity. Four decades later Popa gave a quantitative version of this result by showing that, if the commutator of two bounded operators is close to the identity, then the norm of these operators is bounded below by half of the logarithm of the reciprocal of the distance between the commutator...   More >

Undergraduate Social Hour

Social Event | September 11 | 4-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, 430 Soda Hall

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Center for Race Gender Open House Reception

Tour/Open House | September 11 | 4-6 p.m. | 691 Barrows Hall

 Center for Race and Gender

earn about exciting upcoming events and opportunities. Meet our new staff. Reconnect with students, faculty, and scholars doing race and gender research over delicious food and drink!

Study Smarter, Not Harder! Strategies to Optimize Learning and Increase Academic Performance: L&S Workshop Series Shoot for the Stars

Workshop | September 11 | 4-6 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Graduate Mentors, College of L&S

 College of Letters & Science, L&S Graduate Mentors

Do you study hard, but still aren’t getting the results you expect? It may be that your high school study strategies aren’t suited for college. Learn how to maximize academic performance by identifying your learning style, honing your note-taking skills, study habits, and test-taking strategies in this workshop presented by the L&S Graduate Mentors.

Check out details or RSVP on our website:...   More >

Macromolecular organic compounds from the depths of Enceladus

Seminar | September 11 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Bernd Abel, Leibniz Institute of Surface Engineering (IOM), Department Functional Surfaces Permoserstr. Wilhelm-Ostwald-Institute for Physical and Theoretical Chemistry,and Institute of Chemical Technology of the University Leipzig

 College of Chemistry

Saturn’s moon Enceladus harbors a global water ocean, which lies under an ice crust and above a rocky core. Through warm cracks in the crust a cryo-volcanic plume ejects ice grains and vapor into space that contain materials originating from the ocean. Hydrothermal activity is suspected to occur deep inside the porous core powered by tidal dissipation. So far, only simple organic compounds with...   More >

Seminar 281: International Trade and Finance - Monetary Policy and Covered Interest Rate Parity Deviations: is there a Link?

Seminar | September 11 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Ganesh Viswanath Natraj, UC Berkeley

 Department of Economics

Abstract: A fundamental puzzle in international finance is the persistence of covered interest rate parity (CIP) deviations, also referred to as the cross-currency basis. This is indicative of the existence of a dollar financing premium for banks in the Euro area, Japan and Switzerland. Using a model of the microstructure of the foreign exchange swap market, I explore two channels through which...   More >

Leading the Way to Carbon Neutrality: Lessons from the University of California, Kaiser Permanente and Microsoft

Panel Discussion | September 11 | 4:30-7 p.m. | Haas School of Business, Speiker Forum, Chou Hall, 6th floor

 UCLA School of Law's Emmett Institute on Climate Change and the Environment, University of California Office of the President and UC Berkeley

At UC Berkeley on September 11, 2018, UC faculty, staff and student leaders will address how they are working to achieve carbon neutrality for the whole UC system by 2025 and leaders from major corporations will also discuss the steps necessary to turn their organizations' ambitious climate goals into reality. The event is an affiliate event of the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco,...   More >

  Register online

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: The strong maximal rank conjecture and moduli spaces of curves

Seminar | September 11 | 5-6 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Brian Osserman, UC Davis

 Department of Mathematics

Following work of Farkas, in order to prove that the moduli spaces of curves of genus 22 (respectively, 23) are of general type, it suffices to prove that not every curve in them admits a morphism to projective 6-space of degree 25 (respectively, 26) whose image lies on a quadric. We describe a proof of this statement via a degeneration argument, combining ideas from the Eisenbud-Harris theory of...   More >

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

Information Session | September 11 | 5-6 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.

GM Tech Talk

Information Session | September 11 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Please join us for a discussion on how General Motors is advancing its self-driving vehicle strategy.

The talk will be given by Michael Wahlstrom, who is the Director of Autonomous Vehicle Systems at GM. Feel free to bring your resumes, as well as any questions you may have.

Food will be provided.

International Student Career Success Series: Talking to employers about work eligibility

Workshop | September 11 | 6-7 p.m. | Career Center (2440 Bancroft Way), Gold Room

 Career Center

The int'l student career counselor at the Career Center will unfold the details about how to talk about your work authorization and visa sponsorship needs with employers in verbal and written format, and a panel of alumni who held this conversation with their employers will share their real experience and advice. Talk to the employers you will see at the fairs with confidence!

RSVP here:...   More >

Berkeley SkyDeck at Moffitt Startup Series: Kiwi Campus

Presentation | September 11 | 7-9 p.m. | 145 Moffitt Undergraduate Library

 Library, Skydeck

Ever wondered how a Kiwi bot works? How they started as a company? What they do with the interesting data the robots collect? Now's your chance to hear their story and to ask your own questions about UC Berkeley's adorable Kiwibots!

 Free and open to the Cal community. Moffitt Library is a Cal ID access only space. Please bring your Cal1 card to enter.

  Register online

Apple Tech Talk: Building Core Technologies into Great Products at Apple

Information Session | September 11 | 7:30-8:30 p.m. |  Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Join Apple for a Tech Talk with Hope Giles, Senior Director of Hardware Technologies Engineering Program Management for her talk “Building Core Technologies into Great Products at Apple." Hope oversees the program-level execution of core technologies that go into Apple products, including custom silicon, batteries, and wireless technologies.

If you plan to attend, register via the link in the...   More >

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Haas Innovation and Entrepreneurship Seminar: Shai Bernstein

Colloquium | September 12 | 320 Cheit Hall

 Shai Bernstein, Stanford GSB

 Haas School of Business

Community Convening: Back to School with Bay Area H-SS Teachers

Colloquium | September 12 | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 UC Berkeley History-Social Science Project

The UC Berkeley History-Social Science Project, in collaboration with Facing History-Bay Area, ORIAS, and the Bay Area chapter of the California Council for the Social Studies, invite Bay Area H-SS teachers to come together to discuss what is at stake in our classrooms, schools, and communities, and how our history instruction serves as an important point of entry in our engagement with students...   More >

Graduate Student Lounge

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

 ASUC Student Union

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

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

Wellness Wednesdays: Elemental Yoga with Eugenia Park

Sport - Recreational | September 12 | 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

European Mayors' Perspectives on Climate Change

Panel Discussion | September 12 | 10-11 a.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, 250 Banatao

 Institute of European Studies, Goldman School of Public Policy, Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES)

Join European city mayors from Heidelberg, Malaga, Oslo, Paris, and Warsaw for a panel discussion with UC Berkeley Goldman School Assistant Dean Sudha Shetty on recent policy innovations European cities have adopted in response to climate change and the role of the EU and national governments in supporting these innovations.

Global Bears Festival

Social Event | September 12 | 11 a.m.-2 p.m. |  Sproul Plaza

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Come check out cultural student orgs, watch performances, and try snacks from around the world!

Meraki Tabling!

Miscellaneous | September 12 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. | Soda Hall, Soda-Etcheverry Breezeway

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Unstable and Unpredictable Work Schedules in Retail: Effects on Wellbeing and What do About it: A Brown Bag Talk

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

 Daniel Schneider, 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.

Development through Action: A Panel Discussion with 3 Social Activists from South Asia

Panel Discussion | September 12 | 12-2 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Aarti Naik, Founder, Sakhis for Girls Education; Deepa Pawar, Founder, Anubhuti Trust; Naween A. Mangi, Founder, Ali Hasan Mangi Memorial Trust

 Clare Talwalker, Lecturer: International & Area Studies Teaching Program; Global Poverty and Practice Minor

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Facebook, Zareen's, Folio3, Project on Political Conflict, Gender and People's Rights at the Center for Race and Gender, Gender Equity Resource Center, Maitri

A panel discussion with three development activists from India and Pakistan.

MVZ LUNCH SEMINAR - Nick Mason: On a lark! Geographic and temporal variation in camouflage among larks of the western United States

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

 Nick Mason

 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 >

Mapping the inner world of the cell

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

 Bo Huang, University of Califronia, San Francisco

 Bioengineering (BioE)

Cellular processes are orchestrated by a large number of biomolecules in a spatially and temporally coordinated manner within a tiny volume. To uncover the underlying organizational principles and their functional relevance, we take microscopy visualization as the primary approach to systematically map the spatial localization, temporal dynamics and activity profiles of proteins and nucleic...   More >

Endnote: Basics to Advanced

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

 Susan Koskinen, Library

 Library

Hands-on introduction to EndNote, a document management program. You can use it to track your citations, download articles, insert footnotes, create bibliographies.
Bring your laptop or use the pcs in the training room. Drop-in, no sign-ups.

Sustainability Involvement Expo

Career Fair | September 12 | 12-2 p.m. | Plaza Dwinelle Hall

 Student Environmental Resource Center

Stop by to learn more about how you can get involved with environmental student organizations and initiatives at Cal.

If you are a part of a student organization interested in tabling at the Expo, please fill out this form: https://goo.gl/forms/wDyG8HAx89MCMWXF2

This event is ADA Accessible. If you need special accommodations to participate in this event, please let us know at...   More >

Correlated neural activity across the brains of socially interacting bats

Seminar | September 12 | 12-1 p.m. | 560 Evans Hall

 Wujie Zhang, Yartsev Lab, UC Berkeley

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Social interaction is fundamental to our everyday life and that of diverse animals. When two animals interact, they behave in different ways. Thus, to get a full picture of the neural activity underlying each interaction, we need to record from the brains of both animals at the same time. We do so in a highly social mammal, the Egyptian fruit bat, using wireless electrophysiology, which allows...   More >

Catching up with the (Upper) Paleolithic: “Art”, Memory, and Social Lives

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

 Meg Conkey, Professor Emerita, Department of Anthropology

 Archaeological Research Facility

In this informal talk, I will report on some recent trends and research in the study of the Upper Paleolithic, drawing, in part, from two summer conferences and our on-going research in the foothills of the French Pyrénées, at the site of Peyre Blanque. Both conferences addressed the current state of study of Paleolithic “art” that increasingly takes into consideration a wider and social context...   More >

Noon Concert: Ji Eun Kang, piano

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

 Department of Music

MOZART Piano Sonata K.570 in B flat Major
Cindy COX Selections from Hierosgamos
Jean AHN Selections from Folksong Revisited
DEBUSSY L'isle Joyeuse


Continuing its 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...   More >

Navigating the System: Social Security Retirement (BEUHS327)

Workshop | September 12 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club

 Lorena Flores, Social Security Administration

 Be Well at Work - Work/Life

Worried about what to expect from Social Security? Find out what Social Security retirement benefits and options are available to you and your family (including divorced spouse benefits), as well as when and how to file a claim.

  Register online

Seminar 221, Industrial Organization: ​"Liquid Constrained in California: Estimating the Potential Gains from Water Markets"

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

 Nick Hagerty, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 Department of Economics

Note change in date, time, and location.
Joint with Environmental and Energy Economics (EEE) Seminar (12:10pm – 1:30pm Giannini Hall – UC Berkeley, Room 248)

Our Emotions, Our Bodies, Ourselves: Sources of Variability in our Affective Responses to the World

Colloquium | September 12 | 12:10-1:15 p.m. | 1104 Berkeley Way West

 Erika H. Siegel, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Research Fellow, UC San Francisco

 Institute of Personality and Social Research

Traditional theories about emotion posit that variation in responses to evocative stimuli is epiphenomenal, or unrelated, to the experience of emotion. In this talk, I present data from a meta-analysis on bodily responses during emotion from which I will argue that variation in responses is pervasive and normative and that understanding the full scope of human emotion requires broadening our view...   More >

Universality Results for Kinetically Constrained Spin Models in Two Dimensions

Seminar | September 12 | 3-4 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Fabio Martinelli, University of Roma Tre

 Department of Statistics

Kinetically constrained models (KCM) are reversible interacting particle systems on Z^d with continuous time Markov dynamics of Glauber type, which represent a natural stochastic (and non-monotone) counterpart of the family of cellular automata known as U-bootstrap percolation. KCM also display some of the peculiar features of the so-called ``glassy dynamics'', and as such, they are...   More >

Weekly Coffee Break

Social Event | September 12 – December 5, 2018 every Wednesday with exceptions | 3-4 p.m. | Cafe International House

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

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 experiences on campus, and get to know Berkeley International Office advisors. All UCB students are invited. Students are free to talk about anything, but we'll also have weekly discussion topics to...   More >

Number Theory Seminar: Dieudonne complexes and saturation

Seminar | September 12 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Daniel Bragg, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

We will discuss saturated Dieudonne complexes and the Cartier criterion.

EECS Colloquium: FarmBeats: Empowering Farmers with Artificial Intelligence Agriculture Solutions

Colloquium | September 12 | 4-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, 306 (HP Auditorium)

 Ranveer Chandra, Microsoft Research

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Data-driven techniques help boost agricultural productivity by increasing yields, reducing losses and cutting down input costs. However, these techniques have seen sparse adoption owing to high costs of manual data collection and limited connectivity solutions. Our solution, called FarmBeats, an end-to-end IoT & AI platform for agriculture that enables seamless data collection from various...   More >

MSW Info Session

Information Session | September 12 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 5 Haviland Hall

 Sara McCarthy, School of Social Welfare

 Social Welfare, School of

These group admission advising sessions are designed to provide an overview of the admissions process and degree requirements of the MSW program. All MSW Admissions Information Sessions are held in the School of Social Welfare, located in Haviland Hall (Room 5) on the Berkeley campus.

How to estimate the mean of a random vector?

Seminar | September 12 | 4-5 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Gabor Lugosi, Pompeu Fabra University

 Department of Statistics

Given n independent, identically distributed copies of a random
vector, one is interested in estimating the expected value. Perhaps
surprisingly, there are still open questions concerning this very
basic problem in statistics. The goal is to construct estimators
that are close to the true mean with high probability, with respect to
some given norm. In this talk we are primarily...   More >

Falling into Suomi: How an American fell in love with Finland

Lecture | September 12 | 4-5 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Gordon F. Sander

 Institute of European Studies, Nordic Studies Program, Department of Scandinavian

Gordon F. Sander's lecture is based on his new book "Off The Map: A Personal History of Finland".

He is also the author of "The Hundred Day Winter War" and a contributor to The New York Times, Politico and other publications. He was recently elected to the Order of The Lion by the President of Finland for his services to Finland, the first American journalist to be so honored.

ERG Colloquium: Johannes Urpelainen: Environmental Justice in India: Incidence of Air Pollution from Coal-Fired Power Plants

Colloquium | September 12 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 126 Barrows Hall

 Johannes Urpelainen, Director and Prince Sultan bin Abdulaziz Professor of Energy, Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies

 Energy and Resources Group

Air pollution is a vexing problem for emerging countries that strike a delicate balance between environmental, health, and energy for growth. We examine these difficulties in a study of disparate levels of exposure to pollution from coal-fired power generation in India, a country with high levels of air pollution and large populations suffering from marginalization.

Nonequilibrium Dynamics in Colloidal Semiconductor Nanomaterials

Colloquium | September 12 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall

 William A. Tisdale, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 Department of Chemical Engineering

Structure, surface chemistry, and energetic disorder can dramatically affect excited state dynamics in low-dimensional systems. Using a combination of ultrafast laser spectroscopy, time-resolved optical microscopy, and kinetic modeling, I will show how these effects manifest in assemblies of colloidal quantum dots (QD) and atomically thin 2D semiconductors, which are promising components of...   More >

The Effect of Age at Migration on Poverty among Immigrants: Differences by Country of Origin

Colloquium | September 12 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 2538 Channing (Inst. for the Study of Societal Issues), Wildavsky Conference Room

 Alisa C. Lewin, University of Haifa, Israel Institute Visiting Faculty, Stanford University Visiting Associate Professor

 Institute for the Study of Societal Issues

Determinants of Poverty among Post-1990 Immigrants in Israel: Does Age at Migration Matter?

This study examines the effect of age at migration on poverty among immigrants to Israel. Migrants arriving as children are less likely to experience poverty as adults because they acquired their education in the host country. Working-aged immigrants typically interrupt their employment, and are likely...   More >

Linguistic Anthropology and Literary and Cultural Studies: A Mellon Foundation Sawyer Seminar: Session 1: Translation/Transduction

Conference/Symposium | September 12 – 13, 2018 every day | 5-7 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Elliott Colla, Georgetown University; Susan Gal, University of Chicago; Mairi McLaughlin, UC Berkeley; Saul Schwartz, UC Berkeley; Toby Warner, UC Davis

 Department of Comparative Literature, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

This is the first of seven two-day meetings of a Mellon Foundation Sawyer Seminar that will take place throughout 2018-2019. The seminar aims to explore the potential of a set of concepts, tools, and critical practices developed in the field of linguistic anthropology for work being done in the fields of literary and cultural criticism.

Navigating Difficult Conversations

Seminar | September 12 | 6-7 p.m. | 105 Stanley Hall

 Marcia Gee Riley and Amanda Dean, UC Berkeley Ombuds Office

 QB3 - California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences

Do you typically avoid conflict or dive in headfirst? What would your life look like if you could clearly communicate your concerns and issues with those who you work with? Productive conversations are building blocks for healthy and positive relationships. As you navigate your graduate or postdoctoral career, equip yourself with strategies for negotiating difficult conversations and...   More >

Big Ideas Contest: Information Session

Information Session | September 12 | 6-7 p.m. | Blum Hall, B100 Plaza Level

 Phillip Denny, Director of Big Ideas, Big Ideas Contest

 Big Ideas Contest

The Big Ideas Contest kicks off with the 1st information session of the year! Get all the information you need to get started on your Big Idea — rules, requirements, eligibility and tips for participating in the 2018-19 Big Ideas Contest

Big Ideas fosters earliest stage innovators across the University of California through an eight-month process of advising, mentorship, and support. Since its...   More >

Toastmasters on Campus Club: Learn public speaking

Meeting | January 14, 2015 – December 18, 2019 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.

HTNM Lecture — Molly Wright Steenson: Beyond the Trolley: Implications of AI and Design

Lecture | September 12 | 6:30-8 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall

 Molly Wright Steenson

 Center for New Media , Department of Architecture

Molly Wright Steenson is a designer, author, professor, and international speaker whose work focuses on the intersection of design, architecture, and artificial intelligence. She is the K&L Gates Associate Professor of Ethics and Computational Technologies at Carnegie Mellon University and an associate professor in the School of Design. Steenson is the author of Architectural Intelligence: How...   More >

ARCHITECTURE LECTURE: Molly Wright Steenson

Lecture | September 12 | 6:30-8 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

WED, SEPT 12, 6:30pm. Please join us for a talk titled &quot;Architectural Intelligence&quot;, co-sponsored by the Berkeley Center for New Media. Open to all!