<< Week of September 16 >>

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Borderwall as Architecture: A Manifesto for the U.S.-Mexico Boundary with Ronald Rael

Lecture | September 20 |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Ronald Rael

 Arts + Design

Ronald Rael is an Associate Professor at the University of California, Berkeley, with a joint appointment in the departments of Architecture and Art Practice. He is the author of Earth Architecture (Princeton Architectural Press, 2008)—a history of building with earth in the modern era to exemplify new, creative uses of the oldest building material on the planet, and Borderwall as Architecture: A...   More >

BERCshop: California Greenin' - How the Golden State Became an Environmental Leader

Panel Discussion | September 20 | N570 Haas School of Business

 Center for Responsible Business

Since the beginning of California's recognition as a state, it has continually been the leader in setting environmental standards. Join BERC in partnership with the CRB for our first BERCshop of the semester as we discuss how California's government, businesses, and its people still fight for better environmental policy and where they are falling short.

Haas Professor David Vogel will present...   More >

The President

Film - Feature | September 20 |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 BAMPFA

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

An iron-fisted tyrant finds himself on the run—with only his young grandson as company—in Makhmalbaf’s modern parable of power and uprising, inspired by the Arab Spring and its accompanying discontents. A sudden coup turns an unnamed country’s once-powerful president and his grandson into fugitives; posing as street musicians, they seek refuge among the very people this dictator once oppressed,...   More >

Paris/Berkeley/Bonn/Zürich Analysis Seminar: Weak turbulence

Seminar | September 20 | 9:10-10 a.m. | 238 Sutardja Dai Hall

 Anne-Sophie de Suzzoni, École Polytechnique

 Department of Mathematics

Wave turbulence is the study of the evolution of the statistics of random waves. Weak turbulence corresponds to taking an equation, coming from hydrodynamics or quantum mechanics, which is weakly nonlinear (that is we let its nonlinearity go to zero in a certain regime). One aim of this talk is to present the first aspects of the theory of weak turbulence from a mathematical physics point of...   More >

Constructing Post-Imperium Identity: Taiwan and Eastern Europe

Conference/Symposium | September 20 – 21, 2018 every day | 10 a.m.-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS)

Efforts in Taiwan to create a new identity and nation-state as part of the process of democratization have much in common with the making of new identities and nation-states in democratizing Eastern and Central Europe, especially with the dissolution of the Soviet Union, Yugoslavia and Czechoslovakia. This workshop ...   More >

Amazon Tabling in 3rd Floor, Soda Hall

Miscellaneous | September 20 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. | Soda Hall, In front of HP Auditorium (306 Soda Hall)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

What Can Machine Learning Teach Us About Literature?

Seminar | September 20 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 220 Geballe Room

 Andrew Piper

 Townsend Center for the Humanities

Seminar Readings:
http://culturalanalytics.org/2016/05/the-life-cycles-of-genres/
http://culturalanalytics.org/2017/02/the-tell-tale-hat-surfacing-the-uncertainty-in-folklore-classification/

Econ 235, Financial Economics Seminar: "TBA"

Seminar | September 20 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | C210 Haas School of Business

 Vikrant Vig, London Business School

 Department of Economics

Joint with the Haas Finance Seminar

Bancroft Library Roundtable: A Wise Counselor and Faithful Servant: The Life of Regent Andrew Smith Hallidie

Lecture | September 20 | 12-1 p.m. | Faculty Club, Lewis-Latimer Room

 Taryn Edwards, Librarian/Historian, Mechanics' Institute Library and Chess Room, San Francisco

 Bancroft Library

University of California Regent Andrew Smith Hallidie’s biographer, Taryn Edwards, will talk about his life. Considered the father of San Francisco’s cable car, Hallidie was a champion of the Bay Area's libraries and educational institutions. He was named an ex officio regent in 1868, later appointed in his own right, and served until his death in 1900.

Oliver E. Williamson Seminar: The Effect of Political Power on Labor Market Inequality: Evidence from the 1965 Voting Rights Act

Seminar | September 20 | 12-1:30 p.m. | C330 Haas School of Business

 Abhay Aneja, UC Berkeley

 Department of Economics

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

Borderwall as Architecture: A Manifesto for the US–Mexico Boundary with Ronald Rael

Lecture | September 20 | 12-1 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 College of Environmental Design

Join Associate Professor of Architecture Ronald Rael for a lecture on borderwall politics and architecture at BAMPFA.

SPH Brown Bag Research Presentation: Why Does My Back Hurt? National Estimates of the Causal Effect of Sudden Changes in Psychological Distress on the Prevalence of Low Back Pain

Seminar | September 20 | 12-1 p.m. | 5101 Berkeley Way West

 Timothy Brown, Associate Adjunct Professor, School of Public Health

 Public Health, School of

​Timothy Brown, PhD, is Associate Adjunct Professor of Health Economics in the Division of Health Policy and Management in the School of Public Health and also the Associate Director for Research at the Berkeley Center for Health Technology. The ​work presented is from the ​current paper co-authored by students in Dr. Brown’s MPH course, PH231A Analytic Methods for Health Policy...   More >

Planning Your Pregnancy Leave (BEUHS315)

Workshop | September 20 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club

 Theresa McLemore, UCB HR Employee Relations Consultant; Sheila Taliafero, UCB Disability Counselor; Ann Gilbert, UCB Academic Personnel

 Be Well at Work - Work/Life

Thinking about starting a family? This workshop will provide information on leave policies, disability benefits, use of sick/vacation time, and options on when/how to return to work after having a child for both faculty and staff employees. Enroll online.

  Register online

IB Seminar: The Ecological Diversification of Coevolving Interactions

Seminar | September 20 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building

 John Thompson, University of California, Santa Cruz

 Department of Integrative Biology

A Landmark Case on Maternal Mortality in Uganda

Panel Discussion | September 20 | 12:45-2 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, 170 Koret

 Ndola Prata, UC Berkeley School of Public Health; Noah Novogrodsk, University of Wyoming School of Law

 Human Rights Center, Bixby Center for Population, Health & Sustainability, Human Rights Law Student Association

The Uganda-based Center for Health, Human Rights and Development and the families of women who suffered preventable deaths in childbirth have sued the Ugandan government in a landmark case, demanding that the state provide minimum health guarantees to expectant mothers. University of Wyoming Law Professor Noah Novogrodsky and UC Berkeley School of Public Health Professor Ndola Prata will discuss...   More >

Econ 235, Financial Economics Student Seminar: "Financial Technology Adoption and Retailer Competition"

Seminar | September 20 | 1-2:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Sean Higgins, UC Berkeley

 Department of Economics

Swahili Table

Social Event | September 20 | 1 p.m. | 140 Bear's Lair Cafe (next to Sproul Plaza)

 2465 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Center for African Studies

This is an informal gathering to connect with other Swahili speakers on campus and in the community. Each person will support their own beverage and/or food purchases, but we will provide the good company. And of course, Swahili speaking only! All skill and experience levels are welcome.

Karibuni sana!

Reply (just to me, elresor@berkeley.edu) if scheduling is an issue and we can revisit...   More >

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – December 30, 2018 every Sunday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday with exceptions | 1:30-2:45 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

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

Free with Garden admission
Advanced registration not required

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

Seeds of Resistance: The Fight to Save Our Food Supply: Book Talk

Lecture | September 20 | 2-4 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden, Julia Morgan Hall

 Botanical Garden

An Eye-Opening Exposé of the Struggle to Control the World’s Seeds and the Future of our Food

Ten thousand years after humans figured out how to stop wandering and plant crops, veteran investigative journalist Mark Schapiro plunges into the struggle already underway for control of seeds, the ground-zero ingredient for our food.

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

  Register online

Melanopsin is repurposed by ipRGC subtypes to shape the function of distinct visual circuits

Seminar | September 20 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

 Tiffany Schmidt, Northwestern University

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Berkeley Seminar on Global History: Borderlands and Border Crossings in the 19th-Century World

Seminar | September 20 | 4-6 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall | Note change in date and location

 Samuel Truett, Associate Professor of History, University of New Mexico

 Department of History, Institute of International Studies

As a historian who approaches the U.S. West and Mexican North primarily from the perspective of their shared borderlands, Professor Truett is interested in the crossings—social, cultural, and environmental—that have connected these two regions to the rest of the Americas and the world at large. Known best for his work in borderlands history, he also works actively in western U.S. history,...   More >

Book Talk: Revolutionary STEM Education

Reading - Nonfiction | September 20 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Haviland Hall, 227 (Social Research Library)

 Jeremiah Sims, PhD

 Library

This new book calls for a revolutionary paradigm shift in STEM education for Black boys. Sims chronicles a Saturday program, MAN UP, designed to foster interest in STEM and investigates how to leverage STEM for the remediation of social injustice in middle school Black boys.

Navigating Borders and Violence: Indigenous Maya Families and Central American Children in Migration: CRG Thursday Forum Series

Lecture | September 20 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 820 Barrows Hall

 Center for Race and Gender

“It is a crime to be young here”: Violence against Minors in Central America, Mexico, and the United States
Leisy J. Abrego, Department of Chicana/o Studies, UCLA

Pedagogies of Migration/Reframing What It Means to Teach and Learn
Indigenous Maya Families from Yucatán in California
Patricia Baquedano-López, Graduate School of Education, UC Berkeley

Connecting the Dots: Exploring Many Paths from Major to Career: L&S Workshop Series Ursa Major

Workshop | September 20 | 4-6 p.m. | 3401 Dwinelle Hall

Graduate Mentors, College of L&S

 College of Letters & Science, L&S Graduate Mentors

A workshop focused on exploring the many paths from major to career

Inventing a Better Tomorrow: The Life and Legacy of Stanford R. Ovshinsky

Lecture | September 20 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 330 Blum Hall

 Lillian Hoddeson, Peter Garrett

 Center for Latin American Studies

Stanford R. Ovshinsky was described as, “the Edison of our age” by The Economist. Even this comparison fails to capture the full range of his achievements. The Man Who Saw Tomorrow: The Life and Inventions of Stanford R. Ovshinsky (MIT Press 2018), is the first full-length biography of a visionary whose energy and information innovations continue to fuel our economy.

Stan and Iris Ovshinsky diagramming the hydrogen loop in the 1950s. (Photo courtesy of Stanford R. Ovshinsky.)

Rohingya Crisis, One Year On: Research and Reflections

Panel Discussion | September 20 | 4-6 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Eric Stover, Faculty Director of the Human Rights Center and Adjunct Professor of Law and Public Health, University of California at Berkeley.

 Rohini J. Haar, Emergency medicine physician with expertise in health and human rights

 Samira Siddique, MS PhD Student | Energy & Resources Group

 Félim McMahon, echnology and Human Rights Program Director at the Human Rights Center and Director of its Human Rights Investigations Lab

 The Subir and Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies, Institute for South Asia Studies, Center for Southeast Asia Studies, Human Rights Center

A panel discussion on the Rohingya Crisis

Seminar 242, Econometrics: "Selection of Heterogenous Instruments in Partially Linear Fixed Effects Panel Regression"

Seminar | September 20 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Eric Penner, UCB School of Information

 Department of Economics

Mathematics Department Colloquium: Tropical curves, graph homology, and top weight cohomology of $M_g$

Colloquium | September 20 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Sam Payne, UT Austin

 Department of Mathematics

I will discuss the topology of a space of stable tropical curves of genus g with volume 1. The reduced rational homology of this space is canonically identified with the top weight cohomology of $M_g$ and also with the homology of Kontsevich's graph complex. As one application, we show that $H^{4g-6}(M_g)$ is nonzero for infinitely many $g$. This disproves a recent conjecture of Church, Farb, and...   More >

How to Write a Research Proposal Workshop

Workshop | September 20 | 4:30-5:30 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

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

 Office of Undergraduate Research

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

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

Board Game Meetup

Social Event | September 20 | 5-7 p.m. |  Victory Point Cafe

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Come join us for an evening of board games at the famous Victory Point Cafe. It costs $5 to play, but then you get access to Victory Point's entire massive board game library for the entire evening.

Meet us at the cafe, and we'll have a table ready. Make sure to sign up here to secure your spot at the game table!

Serving Face with Mocha Fapalatte

Performing Arts - Other | September 20 | 5-8 p.m. |  Hearst Museum of Anthropology

 Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

Join Bay Area performer Mocha Fapalatte for an interactive drag makeup demonstration at the Hearst Museum. Alongside the current exhibit, Face to Face, Mocha will speak about her craft, share makeup tips and tricks, and show how one’s face sells a performance through live lip-synch demos.

Mocha Fapalatte, mother of the Haus of Dolls, is a Bay Area local drag performer. Her style is a blend of...   More >

Zooarchaeology and Heritage: The History of Sea Otters in Southeast Alaska-- from Near-Extinction to Protected Species to the Center of Conflict between Fishers, Hunters, and Defenders of Wildlife

Lecture | September 20 | 5-6 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Madonna Moss, Professor of Anthropology and Curator of Zooarchaeology, Museum of Natural and Cultural History, University of Oregon

 Archaeological Research Facility

Sea otters (Enhydra lutris) were once common in the North Pacific but were extirpated from southeast Alaska by about A.D. 1830. In the 1960s, sea otters were re-introduced and now their populations are rapidly increasing. Today, sea otters and people are competing for some of the same commercially important invertebrates. After having been absent for nearly 150 years, the re-entry of sea...   More >

Womxn's CommUNITY Concert featuring SPELLLING

Social Event | September 20 | 5-7 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, 220 (Multicultural Community Center)

 Gender Equity Resource Center

Come join Wonder Womxn Weekly as we celebrate the start to the school year with good vibes from our own fellow Golden Bear, SPELLLING! This concert and social event will have dinner catered by Platanos!

Open to the public and especially our fiery womxn's community at Berkeley.

*ADA Accessible and Scent Free Environment*
*Free Admission*
*RSVP at...   More >

Verónica Gago in Conversation with Wendy Brown

Panel Discussion | September 20 | 5-7 p.m. | 202 Barrows Hall

 Verónica Gago, Professor, Universidad de Buenos Aires and Instituto de Altos Estudios, Universidad Nacional de San Martín; Visiting Scholar, International Consortium of Critical Theory Programs; Wendy Brown, Class of 1936 First Professor of Political Science, UC Berkeley

 International Consortium of Critical Theory Programs

“Neoliberalism” has become the name for mainstream political economy since 1990: a characterization used by many of this economy’s detractors and sometimes by its proponents. In their work, Wendy Brown and Verónica Gago encourage us to go beyond this popularized understanding, in which neoliberalism is reduced to an economic doctrine of deregulation and austerity...   More >

Career Connections: Women in Finance

Social Event | September 20 | 5:30-8 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room

 Cal Alumni Association, Career Center

Alumni and student networking event.

Volunteer Information Session

Information Session | September 20 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Perry Hall

 Botanical Garden

Join us for an information session about the volunteer programs at UCBG. Find out what the opportunities are, fulfill the required safety training, and learn how to get started.

We ask that volunteers meet the following requirements:
- be over the age of 18 or volunteer with an adult guardian
- are able to volunteer at least once a month for a minimum of 2 hours
-are already or can become...   More >

  Register online

Corpus Poetics: Thinking the Writer's Career with Data

Lecture | September 20 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 220 Geballe Room

 Andrew Piper

 Townsend Center for the Humanities

Corpus Poetics: Thinking the Writer's Career with Data

UROC finding a mentor

Information Session | September 20 | 5:30-7 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Ife Ochukwu, UROC

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Interdisciplinary Marxist Working Group

Meeting | September 20 – December 13, 2018 every other Thursday | 6-8 p.m. | 306 Wheeler Hall

 Department of English

Please join us for this semester's first meeting of the IMWG on Thursday, Sept 6 from 6-8pm in the Wheeler English lounge. We will be continuing with where we left off last semester in Capital, with plans to finish volume 1 by early October.

No prior knowledge of Capital or Marx is required, and everyone is welcome. I'm attaching a rough schedule, as our readings after Capital vol 1 will...   More >

Amazon Info-Session

Information Session | September 20 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Amazon

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

For people who like to invent, there's no better place to explore opportunities than at our University Recruiting Day. We're currently hiring around the globe, in a variety of different technical roles.

Join our team and help us build the future!

https://www.facebook.com/events/2436921389666428/

Harvey Mudd College President Maria Klawe at the Berkeley Forum

Lecture | September 20 | 6-7:30 p.m. |  TBA

 Maria Klawe, Harvey Mudd College

 The Berkeley Forum

Maria Klawe, a renowned computer scientist and scholar, is the fifth president of Harvey Mudd College since 2006. Harvey Mudd College is a a liberal arts college, known for its intensive STEM focus. As the first woman to lead the college, she focuses on increasing the representation of women in STEM fields, and she has made significant changes on campus: for the past 12 years, the number of women...   More >

 Free

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Holloway Series in Poetry: Roberto Harrison

Reading - Literary | September 20 | 6:30-10 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, 315, Maude Fife

 Roberto Harrison, Milwaukee Poet Laureate

 Department of English, Holloway Reading Series

Crafter Dark!: Make Your Own Felt Wallet

Workshop | September 20 | 8-10 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Living Room

 ASUC Art Studio

Join us in the ASUC Student Union living room (MLK Jr. Building) for this month's Crafter Dark! We'll be making Felt Credit Card Wallets (great for your Cal1 card!)

Friday, September 21, 2018

Constructing Post-Imperium Identity: Taiwan and Eastern Europe

Conference/Symposium | September 20 – 21, 2018 every day | 10 a.m.-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS)

Efforts in Taiwan to create a new identity and nation-state as part of the process of democratization have much in common with the making of new identities and nation-states in democratizing Eastern and Central Europe, especially with the dissolution of the Soviet Union, Yugoslavia and Czechoslovakia. This workshop ...   More >

Biomimicry: Design with Nature

Colloquium | September 21 | 10-11 a.m. | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

This presentation will explore the biomimicry creative process, drawing inspiration from natural forms, processes, and systems, to reimagine how to solve complex human design challenges such as climate change and urbanization.

Seminar 251, Labor seminar: "Can Wealth Taxation Work in Developing Countries? Quasi-Experimental Evidence from Colombia"

Seminar | September 21 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall | Note change in date, time, and location

 Juliana Londoño-Vélez, UCB

 Center for Labor Economics

RefWorks: Save and Cite Your Sources

Workshop | September 21 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, Bioscience Library Training Room, 2101 VLSB

 Elliott Smith, Emerging Technologies and Bioinformatics Librarian, Library

 Library

This hands-on workshop will give you practice in importing citations and creating bibliographies using the citation manager RefWorks. You can bring your own laptop or use our PCs.

The Spell of the Arctic: The EU as Geopolitical Actor

Lecture | September 21 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Andreas Raspotnik, Nord University Business School in Bodø (Norway)

 Institute of European Studies

The Arctic is melting. And it is melting fast. In times of starving polar bears going viral, the Arctic has become the globe’s ‘climate change’ canary in a coal mine. After some rather silent years around the turn of the millennium, the region prominently re-hit global headlines a decade ago. An area that may provide for economic opportunities in the decades to come but currently rather holds...   More >

Labor Lunch: NO SEMINAR

Seminar | September 21 | 12-1 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall | Canceled

 Center for Labor Economics

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

Graduate Student Lightning Talks: Environmental Engineering Seminar

Seminar | September 21 | 12-1 p.m. | 534 Davis Hall

 UC Berkeley ENV Graduate Students

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

Environmental engineering research in under 5 minutes

The Marriage Market for Lemons: HIV Testing and Marriage in Rural Malawi

Seminar | September 21 | 12:05-1:30 p.m. | 248 Giannini Hall

 Daniel Bennett, USC

 Agricultural & Resource Economics

Abstract
Asymmetric information in the marriage market may delay marriage and cause adverse selection if partner quality is revealed over time. Sexual safety is an important but hidden partner attribute, especially in areas where HIV is endemic. A model of positive
assortative matching with both observable (attractiveness) and hidden (sexual safety) attributes predicts that removing the...   More >

Remote Memory for Non-Masochists

Seminar | September 21 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, 430 (Woz)

 Marcos K. Aguilera, VMWare Research

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Remote memory is an old idea that has recently re-emerged in the age of fast networks, and it is now increasingly compelling. However, for remote memory to be successful, it needs to provide a better abstraction. The current abstraction based on RDMA is complex, error-prone, and clunky, limiting its adoption to experts and masochists. In this talk, we describe a number of alternatives that we are...   More >

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – December 30, 2018 every Sunday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday with exceptions | 1:30-2:45 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

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

Free with Garden admission
Advanced registration not required

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

Physical Chemistry of Nanocrystals with the Graphene Liquid Cell: Nano Seminar Series

Lecture | September 21 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Prof. A. Paul Alivisatos, UC Berkeley, Chemistry & MSE

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

Colloidal nanocrystals have emerged as a major building block for nanoscience and nanotechnology. Today it is possible to control the size, shape, and topology of nanocrystals and to harness the variations of their properties with size to create materials with proven applications in biological imaging and electronic displays, and many more applications under development in renewable energy....   More >

MENA Salon: Egypt Five Years After Rabaa

Workshop | September 21 | 3-4 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

August 15th marked the fifth anniversary of the massacre at Cairo's Rabaa and Nahda Squares, in which Egyptian security forces killed at least 800 people. An Egyptian court on Saturday September 8 issued its final verdict upholding the death sentences of 75 Muslim Brotherhood members and supporters for their participation in the Rabaa and Nahda sit-ins following the ouster of former President...   More >

Composition Colloquium: Oren Boneh, UC Berkeley

Colloquium | September 21 | 3 p.m. |  Hargrove Music Library

 Department of Music

Composer and trumpeter Oren Boneh writes music characterized by its energy and dynamism. Its foundation is made up of vastly contrasting characters, ranging from abrasive and mechanical to humorous and supple. The music plays with listener expectations of the characters’ behaviors in order to create unpredictability and friction.

Oren has been commissioned and performed internationally by...   More >

Dissertation Talk: Acquiring Diverse Robot Skills via Maximum Entropy Reinforcement Learning

Seminar | September 21 | 3-4 p.m. | 250 Sutardja Dai Hall

 Tuomas Haarnoja, UC Berkeley

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

The intersection of expressive, general-purpose function approximators, such as neural networks, with general-purpose model-free reinforcement learning (RL) algorithms holds the promise of automating a wide range of robotic behaviors: reinforcement learning provides the formalism for reasoning about sequential decision making, while large neural networks can process high-dimensional and noisy...   More >

Information Access: Its Scope and its Limitations

Seminar | September 21 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 107 South Hall

 Michael Buckland

 Information, School of

Text printed on paper was the dominant medium for some 500 years and a wide range of techniques were evolved to support description, discovery, and forensic analysis for authenticity, provenance, etc., mostly under the term âbibliographyâ. But the dominance of printing (and indeed of written text) has receded with the rise of new media and new publication forms which urgently need comparable...   More >

La Danse: The Paris Opera Ballet

Film - Feature | September 21 | 3:30-6:15 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 BAMPFA

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Wiseman and cameraman John Davey follow a series of rehearsals and performances at the Paris Opera Ballet. Observing great dancers like Agnès Letestu and Nicolas Le Riche in works choreographed by Rudolf Nureyev, Pina Bausch, and others, the film also explores the administration and behind-the-scenes effort that make the performances possible. Wiseman “haunts the stairways, rehearsal rooms, and...   More >

A New, Expeditious Strategy for the Design of Functional Metalloproteins

Seminar | September 21 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Jon Rittle, Department of Chemistry

 College of Chemistry

Designing for Customer Consideration of Alternative Fuel Vehicles, Instead of Final Purchase

Lecture | September 21 | 4 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Erin MacDonald, Stanford University

 Institute of Transportation Studies

Stanford University's Erin MacDonald will present Designing for Customer Consideration of Alternative Fuel Vehicles, Instead of Final Purchase on September 21, 2018 at 4 p.m. in 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building. Join us for cookies and beverages at 3:30 p.m.

Aruna D’Souza in Conversation with Allan deSouza

Lecture | September 21 | 5-7 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, Maude Fife Room, Room 315

 Aruna D’Souza

 Arts Research Center

Aruna D’Souza in Conversation
with Allan deSouza
Friday, September 21, 2018
5:00-7:00pm
Maude Fife Room, Room 315, Wheeler Hall

Jane Street Tech Talks

Information Session | September 21 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

How to Build an Exchange

Presented by: Brian Nigito

Electronic exchanges play an important role in the world financial system, acting as focal points where actors from across the world meet to trade with each other.

But building an exchange is a difficult technical challenge, requiring high transaction rates, low, deterministic response times, fairness, and reliability.

This talk...   More >

Arcade Fire: with very special guest Grizzly Bear

Performing Arts - Music | September 21 | 6 p.m. |  Hearst Greek Theatre

 Another Planet Entertainment

Hailing from Montreal, Canada, Arcade Fire are a six piece band that have won two BRITs, two Grammys, and have released three records over the last ten years.

  Buy tickets online

Reading: East Bay Poets

Reading - Literary | September 21 | 6-7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 BAMPFA

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Readings from local poets Barbara Jane Reyes, the Manila-born winner of a James Laughlin award and author of Invocation to Daughters; Ingrid Rojas Contreras, originally from Bogotá, book columnist for KQED and author of Fruit of the Drunken Tree; Maw Shein Win, first poet laureate of El Cerrito, former artist in residence at the Headlands Center for the Arts, and author of Invisible Gifts, Poems;...   More >

La terra trema

Film - Feature | September 21 | 7-9:40 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 BAMPFA

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Visconti’s masterpiece of austere lyricism was shot in the Sicilian village of Aci Trezza. There, fishermen are kept in poverty by middle-class wholesalers. The Valastro family, led by the impassioned young N’toni, attempt to overcome this oppression and are ostracized in their ancient community, where the elders are content to complain about their exploitation in knowing proverbs, and the young...   More >

UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra

Performing Arts - Music | September 21 – 22, 2018 every day | 8 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

David Milnes, music director
BARTỐK Miraculous Mandarin
Jennifer HIGDON Blue Cathedral
BRAHMS Symphony No. 2

Established in 1923, the UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra is the oldest performing arts ensemble in the University of California system. Throughout its long history, the orchestra has provided students and other members of the campus community with the opportunity to expand their...   More >

$20 General Admission, $15 non-UCB students, seniors, current/retired UCB faculty and staff, groups 10+, $5 UCB students

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

Saturday, September 22, 2018

Keys to the Communicative World Language Classroom - Strand A:: Designing Lessons for Speaking and Listening

Course | September 22 | 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. |  Dwinelle Hall

 Nancy Salsig, Co-director, Berkeley World Language Project

 Berkeley World Language Project, Berkeley Language Center

Enhance the classroom use of the target language while collaborating with your World Language colleagues to create daily lessons that engage all students.

$350 Registration for 6-Saturday Workshop series

  Registration opens March 15. Register by calling Victoria Williams at 510-877-4002 (X 19), or by emailing Victoria Williams at victoria@berkeley.edu by September 7.

Keys to the Communicative World Language Classroom - Strand C:: Designing Thematic Units: 2018 theme = "Caribbean Quest !"

Course | September 22 | 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. |  Dwinelle Hall

 Don Doehla, Co-director, Berkeley World Language Project

 Gloria Payette, Team Leader, Berkeley World Language Project

 Berkeley World Language Project, Berkeley Language Center

Embed real world authentic resources: video, text, and multi-media in thematic units.
Incorporate diverse tech tools and proficiency-based assessments to engage all students.
Network with colleagues.

$350 Registration for 6-Saturday Workshop series

  Registration opens March 15. Register by calling Victoria Williams at 510-877-4002 (X 19), or by emailing Victoria Williams at victoria@berkeley.edu by September 7.

Keys to the Communicative World Language Classroom - Strand B:: Designing Lessons for Reading, Writing and Assessment

Course | September 22 | 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. |  Dwinelle Hall

 Carol Sparks, Team Leader, Berkeley World Language Project

 Berkeley World Language Project, Berkeley Language Center

Collaborate with your World Language colleagues to design lessons that include reading, writing and assessment activities that engage all students.

$350 Registration for 6-Saturday Workshop series

  Registration opens March 15. Register by calling Victoria Williams at 510-877-4002 (X 19), or by emailing Victoria Williams at victoria@berkeley.edu by September 7.

Tilden Park Hiking Meetup

Social Event | September 22 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Tilden Regional Park

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

End your first month of classes on a high note by getting out of the city and spending some time out in nature. Tilden Park is in the hills just above Berkeley, but it feels like you've left the city far behind, with beautiful rolling hills in every direction.

We will meet at Springer Gateway at 10 AM on Saturday to take the short bus ride up to Tilden Park together. Bring comfortable walking...   More >

SOLD OUT - FAMILY PROGRAM: A Kid's Garden

Workshop | September 22 | 10-11:30 a.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Get your hands dirty in this introduction to the basics of gardening for young children. This wonderful hands-on workshop will teach the basics of botany and growing plants for children ages 4-12 years old.

$15 Adult, $15 Child, $10 Member Adult, $10 Member Child

 SOLD OUT.

This Is Not a Gun: Ceramic Workshop with Cara Levine

Workshop | September 22 | 12-1:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 BAMPFA

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

A sandwich is not a gun. A hairbrush is not a gun. A wallet is not a gun. In this workshop, artist Cara Levine encourages participants to give presence to objects that have been mistaken for guns by police officers in civilian shootings, calling out their not-gun-ness by sculpting their shapes in clay. The gathering, cohosted by Ekaette Ekong, offers a nonjudgmental space to site the issues of...   More >

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – December 30, 2018 every Sunday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday with exceptions | 1:30-2:45 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

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

Free with Garden admission
Advanced registration not required

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

Ex Libris: The New York Public Library

Film - Documentary | September 22 | 2-5 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 BAMPFA

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Wiseman’s latest documentary provides welcome confirmation of the survival of intelligent life in discouraging times. Ex Libris demonstrates the dedication of the New York Public Library, with eighty-eight branches spread across five boroughs, to support and reflect the vibrant diversity of the city at its best. Observing board meetings, celebrity speaker series, and galas; behind-the-scenes work...   More >

Arcade Fire: with very special guest Grizzly Bear

Performing Arts - Music | September 22 | 6 p.m. |  Hearst Greek Theatre

 Another Planet Entertainment

Hailing from Montreal, Canada, Arcade Fire are a six piece band that have won two BRITs, two Grammys, and have released three records over the last ten years.

  Buy tickets online

The Apple

Film - Feature | September 22 | 6-7:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 BAMPFA

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

After the screening, enjoy a Film to Table dinner at Babette, the cafe at BAMPFA. Join an intimate group of fellow filmgoers for a four-course, prix-fixe meal in a convivial, dinner-party atmosphere. Purchase dinner tickets in advance at babettecafe.com (film tickets must be purchased separately).

Samira Makhmalbaf’s directorial debut (at age seventeen) blends a fictionalized plot over a...   More >

The Phantom Carriage

Film - Feature | September 22 | 8-9:40 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 BAMPFA

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Ingmar Bergman called Victor Sjöström’s film “the keystone of my cinematographic world.” Film historian Peter Cowie observes: “By 1920, Sjöström was at the peak of his career. He was eager to experiment with form, even if it meant tampering with the work of one of Sweden’s most respected authors, the Nobel Prize–winning Selma Lagerlöf.” The film creates a complex flashback structure in adapting...   More >

UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra

Performing Arts - Music | September 21 – 22, 2018 every day | 8 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

David Milnes, music director
BARTỐK Miraculous Mandarin
Jennifer HIGDON Blue Cathedral
BRAHMS Symphony No. 2

Established in 1923, the UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra is the oldest performing arts ensemble in the University of California system. Throughout its long history, the orchestra has provided students and other members of the campus community with the opportunity to expand their...   More >

$20 General Admission, $15 non-UCB students, seniors, current/retired UCB faculty and staff, groups 10+, $5 UCB students

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

Exhibits and Ongoing Events

ARCHITECTURE EXHIBITION: PLACE, CULTURE, TIME - DESIGN IN DRASTICALLY CHANGING CHINA

Exhibit - Multimedia | August 29 – October 21, 2018 every day | 210 Wurster Hall

 Environmental Design, College of

ON VIEW: AUG 29-OCT 21. Works of He Jingtang over the past three decades and their profound reflections on place, culture, time, and future urban development. Free and open to all!

Immigration, Deportation and Citizenship, 1908-2018: Selected Resources from the IGS and Ethnic Studies Libraries

Exhibit - Artifacts | August 31 – December 10, 2018 every day | Moses Hall, IGS Library - 109 Moses

 Institute of Governmental Studies Library, Ethnic Studies Library

"Immigration, Deportation and Citizenship, 1908-2018: Selected Resources from the IGS and Ethnic Studies Libraries" contains items from the Ethnic Studies Library and the Institute of Governmental Studies Library addressing historical attitudes and policy around immigration, deportation, and citizens' rights, as well as monographs and ephemera relating to current events.

The Handmaid's Tale: an exhibit at Moffitt Library

Exhibit - Multimedia | September 5 – December 31, 2018 every day | Moffitt Undergraduate Library, 3rd Floor near Elevators

 Library

The new Moffitt Library exhibit explores the themes and antecedents of The Handmaid’s Tale, this year’s On the Same Page program selection. On exhibit are library materials and quotes that demonstrate that not only were we wrong to say “it can’t happen here” - it has already happened, all over the world: Berlin, Nazi Germany, Argentina, and yes, here in the US.

 UC Berkeley ID required for entrance to Moffitt Library.

Califas: Art of the US-Mexico Borderlands

Exhibit - Multimedia | September 11 – November 16, 2018 every day |  Richmond Art Center (2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, CA)

 Environmental Design, College of

ON VIEW: SEPT 11-NOV 16 @ the Richmond Art Center. The exhibition, co-curated by Professors Michael Dear &amp; Ronald Rael, explores representations of the US-Mexico ‘borderlands’ in contemporary art. Free &amp; open to all!

Art Wall: Barbara Stauffacher Solomon

Exhibit - Painting | August 15, 2018 – March 3, 2019 every day |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

The 1960s architectural phenomenon Supergraphics—a mix of Swiss Modernism and West Coast Pop—was pioneered by San Francisco–based artist, graphic and landscape designer, and writer Barbara Stauffacher Solomon. Stauffacher Solomon, a UC Berkeley alumna, is creating new Supergraphics for BAMPFA’s Art Wall. Land(e)scape 2018 is the fifth in a series of temporary, site-specific works commissioned for...   More >

Face to Face: Looking at Objects That Look at You

Exhibit - Multimedia | March 10 – December 9, 2018 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Hearst Museum of Anthropology | Note change in date

 Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

For this Spring 2018 exhibit, entitled Face to Face: Looking at Objects that Look at You, the Hearst staff and 14 UC Berkeley freshmen have co-curated a global selection of objects that depict human faces in different ways. The exhibit asks: Why and how do crafting traditions of the world so often incorporate human faces, and how do people respond to those faces? Objects such as West African...   More >

Luminous Disturbances: Paintings by Kara Maria

Exhibit - Painting | September 10 – December 14, 2018 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | Stephens Hall, Townsend Center for the Humanities

 Townsend Center for the Humanities

Kara Maria's "cheerfully apocalyptic" paintings engage with a host of political issues, including war and environmental destruction. On display at the Townsend Center for the Humanities Sept 10 - Dec 14, 2018.

Fiat Yuks: Cal Student Humor, Then and Now

Exhibit - Artifacts | October 13, 2017 – May 30, 2019 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | Bancroft Library, Rowell Cases, near Heyns Reading Room, 2nd floor corridor between The Bancroft Library and Doe

 Bancroft Library

Let there be laughter! This exhibition features Cal students’ cartoons, jokes, and satire from throughout the years, selected from their humor magazines and other publications.

Art for the Asking: 60 Years of the Graphic Arts Loan Collection at the Morrison Library

Exhibit - Artifacts | September 17, 2018 – February 28, 2019 every day | Doe Library, Bernice Layne Brown Gallery

 Library

Art for the Asking: 60 Years of the Graphic Arts Loan Collection at the Morrison Library will be up in Doe Library’s Brown Gallery until March 1st, 2019. This exhibition celebrates 60 years of the Graphic Arts Loan Collection, and includes prints in the collection that have not been seen in 20 years, as well as prints that are now owned by the Berkeley Art Museum. There are also cases dedicated...   More >

Bearing Light: Berkeley at 150

Exhibit - Artifacts | April 16, 2018 – February 28, 2019 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. | Bancroft Library, 2nd Floor Corridor

 Bancroft Library

This exhibition celebrates the University of California’s sesquicentennial anniversary with photographs, correspondence, publications, and other documentation drawn from the University Archives and The Bancroft Library collections. It features an array of golden bears, including Oski, and explores the illustrious history of UC Berkeley.

The Karaite Canon: Manuscripts and Ritual Objects from Cairo

Exhibit - Artifacts | August 28 – December 14, 2018 every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. |  Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)

 Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

The Karaite Canon highlights a selection from the over fifty manuscripts he brought to California, along with ritual objects belonging to Cairo’s Karaite community.

The Worlds of Arthur Szyk: The Taube Family Arthur Szyk Collection

Exhibit - Multimedia | August 28 – December 14, 2018 every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. |  Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)

 Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

Auditorium installation of high-resolution images of select collection items.

Acquired by The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life in 2017 thanks to an unprecedented gift from Taube Philanthropies, the most significant collection of works by Arthur Szyk (Łódź, Poland, 1894 – New Canaan, Connecticut, 1951) is now available to the world in a public institution for the first time as...   More >

Pièces de Résistance: Echoes of Judaea Capta From Ancient Coins to Modern Art

Exhibit - Multimedia | August 28 – December 14, 2018 every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. |  Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)

 Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

This exhibition will be continuing in Spring 2019.

Notions of resistance, alongside fears and realities of oppression, resound throughout Jewish history. As a minority, Jews express their political aspirations, ideals of heroism, and yearnings of retaliation and redemption in their rituals, art, and everyday life.

Centering on coins in The Magnes Collection, this exhibition explores how...   More >

Project “Holy Land”: Yaakov Benor-Kalter’s Photographs of British Mandate Palestine, 1923-1940

Exhibit - Photography | August 28 – December 14, 2018 every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 11 a.m.-4:05 p.m. |  Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)

 Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

For nearly two decades, Yaakov (Jacob) Benor-Kalter (1897-1969) traversed the Old City of Jerusalem, documenting renowned historical monuments, ambiguous subjects in familiar alleyways, and scores of “new Jews” building a new homeland. Benor-Kalter’s photographs smoothly oscillate between two worlds, and two Holy Lands, with one lens.

After immigrating from Poland to the British Mandate of...   More >

Old Masters in a New Light: Rediscovering the European Collection

Exhibit - Painting | September 19 – December 16, 2018 every day |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Since 1872, the University of California, Berkeley has been collecting works by European artists, building a collection that includes many rare and exceptional works distinguished by artistic innovation, emotional and psychological depth, and technical virtuosity. Consisting mostly of gifts from professors, alumni, and other supporters, the collection continues to evolve, representing artistic...   More >