<< Week of September 23 >>

Thursday, September 27, 2018

Deportations: When Immigrants Are Sent Back with Rafael Alarcon

Lecture | September 27 |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Rafael Alarcon

 Arts + Design

A graduate of UC Berkeley, Rafael Alarcon is a senior professor at the research institute at Tijuana, Mexico, the Colegio de la Frontera Norte. He has published numerous articles and books, most recently for the University of California Press, Making Los Angeles Home: The Integration of Mexican Immigrants in the United States (2016). He co-authored the classic work on Mexican immigrants in the...   More >

General Counsel Institute

Course | September 27 – 28, 2018 every day | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Boalt Hall, School of Law

 Berkeley Law Executive Education, Peer 150

The GC Institute is an executive level program designed for high potential legal executives looking to develop and enhance their leadership skills. We are unique in that we focus specifically on legal leadership challenges, rather than technology, sales or general leadership as do many other programs. Our sessions are taught and facilitated by Fortune 1000 General Counsel and UC Berkeley faculty...   More >

International Spouse and Partner Welcome Reception

Reception | September 27 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. |  The Centre at YWCA Berkeley/Oakland

 2600 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

The Berkeley International Office invites spouses and partners of international students and scholars to attend the Fall 2018 International Spouse and Partner Welcome Reception on Thursday, September 27th.

Come connect other spouses and partners who are new to UC Berkeley and learn about campus and community resources in the Berkeley area. Children are also welcome!

Light refreshments will...   More >

Econ 235, Financial Economics Seminar: "Extrapolative Beliefs in the Cross-section: What Can We Learn from the Crowds?"

Seminar | September 27 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | C210 Haas School of Business

 Xing Huang, Washington University in St. Louis

 Department of Economics

Joint with the Haas Finance Seminar

McNair Scholars Program Information Session

Information Session | September 27 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 554 Barrows Hall

 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.

Oliver E. Williamson Seminar: "Supply chain enforcement of labor law: Experimental evidence from Bangladesh’s apparel sector"

Seminar | September 27 | 12-1:30 p.m. | C330 Haas School of Business

 Laura Boudreau, 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 >

SPH Brown Bag Research Presentation: Fighting mosquito-borne diseases with genomics, machine learning and likelihood functions

Seminar | September 27 | 12-1 p.m. | 5101 Berkeley Way West

 John Marshall, Assistant Professor in Residence, School of Public Health

 Public Health, School of

Malaria, dengue, Zika and other mosquito-borne diseases continue to pose a major global health burden through much of the world, despite the widespread distribution of insecticide-based tools and antimalarial drugs. Consequently, there is interest in novel strategies to control these diseases, including the release of mosquitoes transfected with Wolbachia and engineered with CRISPR-based gene...   More >

Why Read Machiavelli's The Prince?: “Why Read…? Series”

Lecture | September 27 | 12-2 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Albert Ascoli, UC Berkeley; Julia Lupton, UC Irvine; David Marno, UC Berkeley; Nadia Urbinati, Columbia University

 Renaissance and Early Modern Studies, D.E.

Round-table and discussion

Deportations: When Immigrants Are Sent Back with Rafael Alarcon

Lecture | September 27 | 12-1:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Rafael Alarcon, UC Berkeley

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

A graduate of UC Berkeley, Rafael Alarcon is a senior professor at the research institute at Tijuana, Mexico, the Colegio de la Frontera Norte. He has published numerous articles and books, including, most recently, Making Los Angeles Home: The Integration of Mexican Immigrants in the United States. He coauthored the classic work on Mexican immigrants in the Bay Area, Return to Aztlan: The Social...   More >

Secrets from a Baby/Toddler (SLEEP) Nurse (BEUHS368)

Workshop | September 27 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club

 Marsha Podd, RN

 Be Well at Work - Work/Life

Wondering how to initiate peaceful detachments at bedtime, encourage routines and cues for your baby’s/toddler’s sleep? With over 30 years’ experience working with infants and children, Marsha Podd will offer practical advice, knowledgeable insights and tips on how to create a healthy sleep environment for you and your family. Whether you are pregnant, have a newborn, or are raising a toddler (or...   More >

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(CANCELED) IB Seminar: Recent Advances in Fertility Preservation using Non-Traditional Animal Models

Seminar | September 27 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building | Canceled

 Pierre Comizzoli, Smithsonian's National Zoo & Conservation Biology Institute

 Department of Integrative Biology

Swahili Table

Social Event | September 27 | 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 >

Fireside Chat with the Dean

Special Event | September 27 | 2-3 p.m. | 5101 Berkeley Way West

 Dean Will H. Dow, Interim Dean and Kaiser Permanente Endowed Chair in Health Policy & Management, UC Berkeley School of Public Health

SPH Student Government

 Public Health, School of

Please join Dean Will Dow and the SPH Student Government for an open forum for all SPH students. Topics for this Fireside Chat with the Dean will include the proposed PDST increases for the next three academic years (2019-20 to 2021-22) as well as BWW updates and any other questions or concerns that emerge during the group discussion. Light refreshments will be served.

Fourth Annual IDV MPH Students Field Study Symposium

Conference/Symposium | September 27 | 2:30-5 p.m. | Berkeley Way West, 150 Colloquia Room, Berkeley Way West Building

 Public Health, School of

Division of Infectious Diseases and Vaccinology is hosting its fourth Annual IDV MPH Students Field Study Symposium. Please join us to learn the fascinating projects related to infectious diseases of summer field study of IDV MPH students.

Revolutionary Blackness in the Soviet Imagination

Lecture | September 27 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 300 Wheeler Hall

 Jonathan Flatley, Professor of English, Wayne State University

 Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES), Department of English, Townsend Center for the Humanities, Department of Comparative Literature

In the present moment, amidst a global rise of white supremacy and racism, this paper recalls a moment of state supported global anti-racism. It focuses on the work of Soviet artist Victor Koretsky, whose posters from the from the 1930s to the 1970s present black revolutionaries combating racist imperial capital around the world. My hope is that his work may stimulate our political imaginaries,...   More >

The Place of Paris in Vietnamese Diasporic Fiction

Lecture | September 27 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 691 Barrows Hall

 Karl Ashoka Britto, Associate Professor of French and Comparative Literature, University of California, Berkeley; Aimee Phan, Professor of MFA Writing Program and Writing and Literature Program, California College of the Arts

 Center for Race and Gender

Aimee Phan is one of a group of Vietnamese American writers whose recent work has grappled with the complex legacy of Paris as a site crucial to the Vietnamese diaspora and its imaginary. In his presentation, Karl Ashoka Britto will discuss Phan’s The Reeducation of Cherry Truong, a novel that tells the story of a Vietnamese refugee family split between the United States and France. He will...   More >

Hello, Shadowlands: Inside The Booming World Of Southeast Asian Organized Crime

Lecture | September 27 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Patrick Winn, Public Radio International

 Joseph Scalice, Department of South and Southeast Asian Studies, UC Berkeley

 Institute of International Studies, Center for Southeast Asia Studies

Mass media and Hollywood fixate on stories of Mexican cartels, Sicilian mafioso and Russian gangsters. But they've largely overlooked the growing power of Southeast Asian organized crime. Within the next decade, the region's booming black markets will be worth $375 billion — more than the legit output of many Asian countries.

These crime syndicates can corrupt governments, skew policy and...   More >

Mathematics Department Colloquium: You can hear the shape of a billiard table

Colloquium | September 27 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Moon Duchin, Tufts

 Department of Mathematics

A great deal of fundamental mathematics has been directed at the question of "hearing the shape of a drum," or reading geometric features of a plane domain or manifold off from its Laplace spectrum. I'll address a parallel question in symbolic dynamics: if you have a Euclidean polygon and only know the sequences of sides struck in succession by billiard trajectories—that is, the bounce...   More >

Teaching History Beyond Four-Year College

Panel Discussion | September 27 | 4:30-6:30 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 Mike Buckley, Convent and Stuart Hall High Schools; Adrianne Francisco, Drew School; Ashley Leyba, BASIS Independent Fremont; Joseph Nejad-Duong, Fremont High School; Rachel Reinhard, UC Berkeley History-Social Science Project; Tim Rose, Berkeley City College

 Department of History, AHA Career Diversity for Historians

Six alumni of Berkeley History will discuss their career trajectories and current work in education. The panelists work in public and private middle and high schools, community colleges, and in academic adjacent roles in higher education.

The panel and Q&A will be followed by a reception with opportunities for networking.

Chaucer's "Parliament of Fowls": A Group Reading

Reading - Literary | September 27 | 5-6:30 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, 330, English Department Lounge

 Maura Nolan, Associate Professor, Berkeley English; Steven Justice, Professor and Chair, Berkeley English

 Lyn Hejinian, John F. Hotchkis Professor of English, Berkeley English; Jessica Laser, Berkeley English

 Department of English

All (faculty, grad and undergrad students, staff) are welcome to participate. "Bi-lingual" copies of the text, in the original Middle English and in a modern English translation, will be made available, and both Maura Nolan and Steve Justice will offer a few introductory words (on pronunciation of the Middle English and on the poem itself). This event is co-hosted by Jessica Laser and Lyn...   More >

Thangkas, Texts, and the Silk Route

Lecture | September 27 | 5-7 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Ann Shaftel, Dalhousie University

 Center for Buddhist Studies

In a richly illustrated presentation on the challenges of applying conservation science to Buddhist sacred thangkas and texts, Ann Shaftel will include a discussion of the relationship between thangkas and texts, and the evolving function of thangkas in Buddhist philosophy, textural history and culture. The images accompanying her talk will feature Silk Route thangkas, and others from her 48...   More >

Inaugural A. Starker Leopold Lecture: Lecture by author Jordan Fisher Smith

Lecture | September 27 | 5-6:30 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium

 Jordan Fisher Smith

 College of Natural Resources

Award-winning author Jordan Fisher Smith will deliver the first annual A. Starker Leopold Lecture, endowed to remember the work of the celebrated UCB professor and eldest son of Aldo Leopold by bringing fresh viewpoints on conservation to the UC community.

Terner Center Open House & A Conversation on Rent Control

Lecture | September 27 | 5:30-8 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

Join the Terner Center for Housing Innovation for its fall open house event.

A Conversation on Rent Control + Fall Open House: Presented by the Terner Center and the Berkeley Real Estate Club

Panel Discussion | September 27 | 5:30-8 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall

 Ahdi Nagraj, SF Director, SPUR; Dr. Brian Asquith, NBER

 Matt Levin, CalMatters

 Dr. Jennifer Martinez, Executive Director, Faith in Action

 Terner Center for Housing Innovation, Berkeley Real Estate Club (BERC)

Rent control remains one of the most divisive urban policy issues, especially in the Bay. Come learn from a diverse group of experts about the research, trade offs, and potential paths forward. Panelists include Ahdi Nagraj (SF Director of SPUR), Dr. Brian Asquith (NBER/Upjohn Institute), and Dr. Jennifer Martinez (Executive Director, Faith in Action). Moderated by Matt Levin from CalMatters. The...   More >

Covering and Uncovering Iran in the Age of Trump: A Conversation with Journalist Melissa Etehad (Los Angeles Times)

Lecture | September 27 | 6-7:30 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall | Note change in location

 Melissa Etehad, Los Angeles Times

 Persis Karim, Center for Iranian Diaspora Studies, San Francisco State University

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

As the profession of journalism has been attacked and undermined by the charges of "fake news" from the Trump Administration, many journalists are doubling down in the effort to cover important international news that so often has sidelined by domestic daily headlines. Reporting about Iran and US-Iran relations, covering the "Muslim Ban" and its impact on Iranian Americans, as well as...   More >

VSR Social Mixer

Social Event | September 27 | 6-8 p.m. |  Daily Pint

 1828 Euclid Ave, Berkeley, CA 94709

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

On behalf of the Berkeley International Office, we would like to invite you to attend our Visiting Student Researcher (VSR) Social Mixer! All are welcome so feel free to invite friends, family or new colleagues.

Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

Voleon Group Tech Talk

Information Session | September 27 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Quantitative hedge fund and technology company located in Berkeley, California

Come learn more about Voleon and drop off a resume. Learn about how the Voleon Group applies data science and ML to their products, and stick around after the event to chat with recruiters.

The Voleon Group is committed to the development and deployment of cutting-edge technologies in investment management. We...   More >

Archaeological Perspectives on Fire and People: From Ancient Neanderthals to Contemporary California

Panel Discussion | September 27 | 6:30-8 p.m. |  Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center

 Kent Lightfoot, Professor, Anthropology, UC Berkeley; Ruth Tringham, Professor Emerita, Anthropology, UC Berkeley; Linn Gassaway, Heritage Program Manager, Lassen National Forest; Tim Gill, Visiting Scholar, Archaeological Research Facility

 John Holson, Principal, Pacific Legacy, Inc.

 Archaeological Research Facility

This event brings together archaeologists from UC Berkeley’s Archaeological Research Facility and the US Forest Service in a panel discussion exploring what we might learn from humanity's long experience with fire.

Death Cab for Cutie: with guest Cold War Kids

Performing Arts - Music | September 27 | 7 p.m. |  Hearst Greek Theatre

 Another Planet Entertainment

Death Cab for Cutie is an American alternative rock band formed in Bellingham, Washington in 1997. Death Cab for Cutie rose from being a side project to becoming one of the most exciting groups on the indie rock scene of the 2000’s, with their emotive songwriting and cross-genre sound landing somewhere between indie and emo.

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An Evening with Frederick Wiseman

Lecture | September 27 | 7-9 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Frederick Wiseman

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

In this lecture illustrated with clips from his films, Frederick Wiseman will address how he chooses a documentary subject, how he tells a story, and what factors influence his aesthetic decisions. Don’t miss this rare chance to hear Wiseman speak in depth about his work and the art of filmmaking. Check back in September for more information about this event.

Friday, September 28, 2018

General Counsel Institute

Course | September 27 – 28, 2018 every day | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Boalt Hall, School of Law

 Berkeley Law Executive Education, Peer 150

The GC Institute is an executive level program designed for high potential legal executives looking to develop and enhance their leadership skills. We are unique in that we focus specifically on legal leadership challenges, rather than technology, sales or general leadership as do many other programs. Our sessions are taught and facilitated by Fortune 1000 General Counsel and UC Berkeley faculty...   More >

2018 Study Abroad Fair

Special Event | September 28 | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Pauley Ballroom

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Come to the Study Abroad Fair and learn about study, work, intern, teach, and volunteer abroad opportunities for UC Berkeley students.

Sponsored by Berkeley Study Abroad, the Study Abroad Fair is Cal’s signature event of the year for education abroad. For more information, visit http://studyabroadfair.berkeley.edu

Labor Lunch: “Scabs: The Social Suppression of Labor Supply”

Seminar | September 28 | 12-1 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Supreet Kaur, UCB

 Center for Labor Economics

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

C. H. Li Memorial Lecture: Riding the neural crest to understand cell migration

Seminar | September 28 | 12-1 p.m. | Bechtel Engineering Center, Sibley Auditorium

 Marianne Bronner, California Institute of Technology

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

C. H. Li Memorial Lectures

Certificate Program in Clinical Research Conduct and Management Online Information Session

Information Session | September 28 | 12-1 p.m. |  Online

  , Berkeley, CA

 UC Berkeley Extension

Learn how this professional certificate can help you launch or advance your career in clinical research by enhancing your knowledge of clinical trials. For more information about the program, visit extension.berkeley.edu/cert/clinical.html.

  Register online

Diversity in engineering: Environmental Engineering Seminar

Seminar | September 28 | 12-1 p.m. | 534 Davis Hall

 Dr. Kara Nelson, Professor, Associate Dean of Equity & Inclusion, College of Engineering, UC Berkeley

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

Inframarginal treatment effects: Estimating the welfare losses from groundwater depletion in India

Seminar | September 28 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | 248 Giannini Hall

 John Loeser/Job Market Presentation, ARE

 Agricultural & Resource Economics

Abstract
Market failures in the management of groundwater, a common pool resource, have contributed to groundwater depletion in arid districts in India. An estimate of the effect of groundwater depletion on welfare is necessary to determine the optimal policy response. This paper does so by defining and estimating the Inframarginal Treatment Effect (ITE), the effect on welfare implied by an...   More >

UROC (Under-represented Researchers of Color) open office hours: getting started on research application and funding and how to get money for it (including reading applications)

Information Session | September 28 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 14 Durant Hall

 Istifaa Ahmed (Humanities/Social Science), UROC

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Open office hours: getting started on research application and funding and how to get money for it (including reading applications)

Solid State Technology and Devices Seminar: Optoelectronic Tweezers – A New Optofluidic Platform for Digital Cell Biology

Seminar | September 28 | 1-2 p.m. | Cory Hall, 521 Hogan Room

 Ming C. Wu, Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences Dept., University of California, Berkeley

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Recent success stories of treating cancer with immunotherapy has generated tremendous excitement in the last few years. The remarkable treatment of former President Jimmy Carter’s cancer was widely publicized. Immunotherapy uses the antibodies produced by white blood cells, or the cells themselves, to boost the immune response of patients to fight cancer cells. The discovery and production 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 >

Getting the Best of Nanomaterials: Intercalated Graphene/Quantum Dot Hybrid Photodetector: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | September 28 | 2-3 p.m. | 390 Hearst Memorial Mining Building | Note change in date

 Prof. Oscar Vazquez Mena, UC San Diego, NanoEngineering

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

Recently, hybrid graphene quantum dot (Gr/QD) systems have emerged as high responsivity photodetectors, taking advantage of the high charge carrier mobility of graphene and the high light absorption of PbS quantum dots. However the performance of this hybrid system is still limited by the charge carrier diffusion length of quantum dots, which remains the main bottle neck for quantum dot based...   More >

Student Probability/PDE Seminar: Metastability for Diffusions II

Seminar | September 28 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall | Canceled

 Fraydoun Rezakhanlou, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

It is well-known that diffusions with gradient drifts exhibit metastable behavior. The large deviation estimates of Wentzel-Freidlin and classical Eyring-Kramers Formula give a precise description for such metastable behavior. For non-gradient models, the large-deviation techniques are still applicable, though no rigorous analog of Eyring-Kramers Formula is available. In this talk I give an...   More >

MENA Salon, 25 Years On: The Legacy of the Oslo Accords

Workshop | September 28 | 3-4 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

This month marks the 25th anniversary of the first Oslo Accords. The historic handshake exchanged between Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat, under the supervision of US President Bill Clinton in Washington, DC, was anticipated to provide a timeline for the Palestinian-Israeli peace process. Yet, the mutual political will demonstrated during the talks could not...   More >

High School

Film - Feature | September 28 | 3:30-4:45 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 BAMPFA

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

“Establish that you can be a man and take orders,” the dean of discipline at Philadelphia's Northeast High admonishes a student hauled into the office for a minor infraction. At this middle-class, mostly white school, obedience to authority is lesson number one. Taken on its release in 1969 as an antiestablishment cry against institutional conformity, Wiseman’s documentary has acquired added...   More >

Manipulating electrochemical intercalation with van der Waals heteroepitaxy

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

 Kwabena Bediako, Department of Chemistry

 College of Chemistry

Socialist China’s New Exhibitions: Rethinking Class, Material Culture, and Propaganda

Colloquium | September 28 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Denise Y. Ho, Assistant Professor of twentieth-century Chinese History, Yale University

 Wen-hsin Yeh, Professor, Department of History, UC Berkeley

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

This talk examines the origins and Mao-era elaborations on “new exhibitions” in socialist China, the practice of displaying personal possessions as a way to articulate meanings of class in both “old China” and “new China.” During the Socialist Education Movement, “class education exhibitions” linked material objects to class status, arguing for the persistence of class and the need for...   More >

Logic Colloquium: On geometric homogeneous structures

Colloquium | September 28 | 4-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Pierre Simon, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

A first order structure is homogeneous if any partial automorphism defined on a finite set extends to an automorphism of the full structure. I will present the first steps towards a classification of homogeneous structures which have few finite substructures. Peter Cameron and Dugald Macpherson conjectured some 30 years ago that such structures are tree-like or order-like. Model-theoretic results...   More >

Student / postdoc PDE seminar: Dynamics of a second order gradient model for phase transitions

Seminar | September 28 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

 Aaron Yip, Purdue University

 Department of Mathematics

We prove in a radially symmetric geometry, the convergence in the sharp interfacial limit, to motion by mean curvature of a second order gradient model for phase transition. This is in spirit similar to the classical Allen-Cahn theory of phase boundary motion. However the corresponding dynamical equation is fourth order thus creating some challenging difficulties for its analysis. A...   More >

Colloquium:Delia Casadei, UC Berkeley: Contagion, Erasure, and Laughter as the Reproduction of Sound in Two 1890s Laughing Songs

Colloquium | September 28 | 4:30 p.m. | 128 Morrison Hall

 Department of Music

Jonathan Glasser is a historical anthropologist whose work focuses on modern North Africa, with particular attention to Algeria and Morocco. His first book, The Lost Paradise: Andalusi Music in Urban North Africa (University of Chicago Press, 2016) explored questions of revival and transmission in an urban performance practice in northwestern Algeria and eastern Morocco. His current project looks...   More >

Tapati Guha-Thakurta | From Craftsmanship to Commercial Art: The New Vocations of Design in Late Colonial India

Lecture | September 28 | 4:30-6:30 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Tapati Guha Thakurta, Professor in History, Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta

 Atreyee Gupta, Assistant Professor of South Asian Art, Department of History of Art, UC Berkeley

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies, Department of History of Art Stoddard Lecture Series, South Asia Art Initiative

A talk by Dr. Dr. Tapati Guha Thakurta, Professor of History, Centre for Studies in Social Sciences, Calcutta.

Capital One Info-Session

Information Session | September 28 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Have questions about how to be successful in a technical interview? Join CSUA and Capital One to navigate how to excel in a technical interview as well as more about what a day in the life of a technology associate looks like at Capital One!

Illustrations of the Parinirvāṇa Cycle in Kucha

Lecture | September 28 | 6-8 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room

 Monika Zin, University of Leipzig

 Tang Center for Silk Road Studies

At least 100 caves in Kucha contain (or once contained) murals depicting scenes connected with the Buddha's death. The paintings are typically located in the rear part of the caves, in corridors behind the Buddha in the main niche. The illustrations begin with the episodes from the Buddha's last journey and end with the first council in Rājagṛha. It is solely through comparative...   More >

Ben Howard

Performing Arts - Music | September 28 | 7 p.m. |  Fox Theater | Note change in location

  , Oakland, CA

 Another Planet Entertainment

Ben Howard’s new full-length record, Noonday Dream (released June 1st) is his first album since the release of his number 1 UK charting second album, I Forget Where We Were, in 2014. Noonday Dream was recorded in numerous studios between South West France and South West England, including Sawmills and was produced by Ben.

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Blow-Up

Film - Feature | September 28 | 7-8:50 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 BAMPFA

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

For his first English-language film, Michelangelo Antonioni set a metaphysical mystery in the world of fashion, at a time when the director’s metaphysics had itself become a fad; the movie and its meaning were the talk of the swingingest parties of 1966. Photographer David Hemmings snaps images of Vanessa Redgrave and an older man apparently trysting in a London park; later, analyzing the...   More >

Mark Morris Dance Group: Pepperland

Performing Arts - Dance | September 28 | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Mark Morris Dance Group, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

Mark Morris celebrates the 50th anniversary of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band with a new dance work that revels in the eccentric charm and joyful optimism of the Beatles’ groundbreaking album. The production features a score by longtime Morris collaborator Ethan Iverson, who leads a chamber ensemble through arrangements of iconic songs from the record mixed with imaginative original...   More >

$36-135 (prices subject to change)

  Tickets go on sale August 7. Buy tickets online or by calling 5106429988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Mark Morris Dance Group performs Pepperland Friday–Sunday, September 28–30, 2018 in Zellerbach Hall.

Saturday, September 29, 2018

Outside Counsel Institute

Course | September 29 | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Boalt Hall, School of Law

 Berkeley Law Executive Education, Peer 150

This is a full day developmental program is designed for Legal Partners and Outside Counsel Executives, that are wanting to better their skills for effectively working with General Counsel Executives.

This program will give you the opportunity to learn from some of the brightest GCs in the industry on how outside counsel can better work with, retain and attract in-house clients.

Saturday Seminar Series 2018-19: Emerging and Converging on Equity

Seminar | September 29 | 8:45 a.m.-12:15 p.m. |  Longfellow Middle School, BUSD

 1500 Derby St., Berkeley, CA 94703

 Darrick Smith, ED.D, Educational Leadership at USF

 BAMP, BASP, BAWP

Gloria Ladson-Billings' notion of "culturally relevant pedagogy" has continued to be a popular pedagogical approach within the broader educational community. This session will attempt to address critical questions regarding the possibilities for the collective embracing and implementation of a culturally relevant pedagogy at your school site.

  RSVP online or by calling Jasmine Lopez at 510-642-7154, or by emailing Jasmine Lopez at lopezj@berkeley.edu by September 29.

Lecture: Catherine Lusheck: Why Style Matters—Connoisseurship and the Old Masters

Lecture | September 29 | 1:30-3 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Catherine Lusheck, University of San Francisco

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Catherine Lusheck, associate professor of art history/arts management at the University of San Francisco, delves into the intriguing issues of artistic style and connoisseurship—traditional art-historical interests long since eclipsed by newer methodologies. Drawing examples from Old Masters in a New Light: Rediscovering the European Collection, Lusheck shows why attribution and an appreciation...   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 >

A Hard Day’s Night

Film - Feature | September 29 | 3:30-5 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 BAMPFA

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

This is a lot more than just a funny film with the Beatles, though it is that. Bringing together influences ranging from the BBC’s Goon Show to the Marx Brothers and the razzle-dazzle cutting of TV commercials, Richard Lester invented a style of film editing that expressed the consciousness just emerging from the culture that made (and then embraced) the Beatles. As it follows the adventures of...   More >

2018 Cal vs. Oregon Young Alumni Football Tailgate

Special Event | September 29 | 5-7 p.m. |  Alumni House

 Cal Alumni Association

Tailgate: 5-7pm
Kickoff: 7:30pm

  Buy tickets online

Black Life: Cat Brooks

Performing Arts - Other | September 29 | 6-8 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Cat Brooks

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Cat Brooks performs Tasha, a one-woman show loosely based on the 2015 murder of Natasha McKenna, a thirty-eight-year-old woman living with schizophrenia, while she was in custody in Virginia’s Fairfax County Jail. This compelling examination of the intersection of race, gender, mental health, and policing is directed by Ayodele Nzinga and is a Salon Series finalist.

Cat Brooks is an artivist...   More >

The Day I Became a Woman

Film - Feature | September 29 | 6-7:20 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 BAMPFA

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

The first feature from Marziyeh Meshkini (Mohsen Makhmalbaf’s wife) is an intense, allegorical triptych covering the challenges of life as a woman in Iran. Whether depicting a girl separated from her male playmates when she “becomes a woman,” a surreal bicycle race between chador-clad young women, or an elderly widow on a shopping expedition, Meshkini highlights systems of possession and...   More >

The Rite

Film - Feature | September 29 | 8-9:10 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 BAMPFA

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

The Rite is one of Bergman’s most stylized and political films. A Kafkaesque chamber drama originally written for the stage, this production was made for TV so that Bergman and his crew could utilize extensive closeups of the performers’ faces against minimalist set decor. Three itinerant actors, played by Bergman regulars Ingrid Thulin, Gunnar Björnstrand, and Anders Ek, are accused of taking...   More >

Mark Morris Dance Group: Pepperland

Performing Arts - Dance | September 29 | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Mark Morris Dance Group, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

Mark Morris celebrates the 50th anniversary of Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band with a new dance work that revels in the eccentric charm and joyful optimism of the Beatles’ groundbreaking album. The production features a score by longtime Morris collaborator Ethan Iverson, who leads a chamber ensemble through arrangements of iconic songs from the record mixed with imaginative original...   More >

$36-135 (prices subject to change)

  Tickets go on sale August 7. Buy tickets online or by calling 5106429988, 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 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 >

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 >

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 >

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.

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 >