<< Week of October 14 >>

Sunday, October 14, 2018

Garden Goddesses: Four California Women and Their Legendary Gardens

Lecture | October 14 | 10-11:30 a.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Celebrate the achievements of great women gardeners! In his new talk, “Garden Goddesses: Four California Women and Their Legendary Gardens,” popular garden writer Donald Olson takes you on an informative and entertaining tour of some spectacular California gardens and introduces you to the remarkable women who created them.

$20 / $15 UCBG Member

  Register online

Global Homecoming 2018: A day full of unique I-House experiences

Special Event | October 14 | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. |  International House

 International House

Join us under the dome for the International House Global Homecoming, featuring unique I-House experiences, community building, and scrumptious international treats! The House will be buzzing with excitement, don't miss out on the fun!

For a complete schedule of events, event updates, and to register, please email: ihalumni@berkeley.edu

  Register online

Pilipino American Alumni Chapter: Alumni and Student Brunch

Social Event | October 14 | 11 a.m.-2 p.m. |  Grace Rualo Asuncion Bench

 Cal Alumni Association, Pilipino American Alumni Chapter (PAAC)

Hearst Museum Open House - Homecoming Weekend

Tour/Open House | October 12 – 14, 2018 every day | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Hearst Museum of Anthropology

 Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

Alumni, parents, and friends are welcome to stop by anytime to explore the current exhibit, Face to Face: Looking at Objects That Look at You. You can also virtually travel to archaeological sites around the world through the interactive CAVE kiosk or take a break and chill out in the Lounge of Wondrous Anthropological Discoveries.

The Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology has waived...   More >

Family Workshop: Hand Puppets

Workshop | October 14 | 11 a.m.-2 p.m. |  Hearst Museum of Anthropology

 Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

Join in on this month's Family Workshop at the Hearst Museum! Create colorful characters and put on a puppet show of your own creation. Make use of the symbolism found in the colors of Taiwanese puppets on exhibit. This is a drop-in workshop for all ages. Bring the whole family for this activity included free with museum admission.

Find out more about events at the Hearst Museum by going to...   More >

Doe and Moffitt Libraries and Gardner Stacks Open House

Tour/Open House | October 14 | 1-5 p.m. |  Moffitt Undergraduate Library

 Library

Explore these libraries that have served the campus for more than 100 years. Be awed by grand spaces like the North and Heyns reading rooms and delve into the exhibits of the Bernice Layne Brown Gallery. Plus get special access to the 52 miles of shelves in the Gardner Stacks.

 Please show your Homecoming badge at the entrance for access to the Moffitt Library and Gardner Stacks.

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 >

70 Scenes of Halloween: A play by Jeffrey M Jones

Performing Arts - Theater | October 13 – 14, 2018 every day | 2-3 p.m. |  Zellerbach Playhouse

 Department of Theater, Dance & Performance Studies

70 SCENES OF HALLOWEEN is a spooky, scrambled, and sly comedy that transforms the unraveling of a marriage into a frighteningly funny romp. A young couple seems set to spend Halloween on their couch in a state of mild boredom. But dark forces emerge and they must contend with ghosts and witches banging on windows and wielding butcher knives!

$13-$20

  Buy tickets online or by calling 510-642-1677, or by emailing tdps@berkeley.edu

70 SCENES OF HALLOWEEN, a play by Jeffrey M Jones

Professor Eugene Haller Memorial

Memorial | October 14 | 2-5 p.m. | Lobby Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Materials Science and Engineering (MSE)

Memorial Reception for Professor Eugene Haller Memorial.

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Film - Documentary | October 14 | 2-3:40 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

This affectionate portrait of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is an unexpected popular hit, not unlike the tiny, soft-spoken eighty-five-year-old jurist herself. The film looks beyond the SNL sketches and “Notorious” memes to outline Ginsburg’s role as a dissenting voice on an increasingly conservative court and her equally crucial earlier career as a patient and persistent litigator...   More >

The Young Girls of Rochefort

Film - Feature | October 14 | 4-6:05 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Outdoor Screen

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

In the sleepy town of Rochefort, denizens who somnolently dance sidewise down the street are energized by the arrival of a traveling commercial fair that passes for spectacle. Catherine Deneuve and her talented sister Françoise Dorléac play musical twin sisters who while away the hours in their Barbie-doll outfits until they can hitch a ride to love and fame. (Judy Bloch)

The Young Girls of Rochefort

Film - Feature | October 14 | 4-6 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

See it large—a dance musical as antithetical to the small screen as West Side Story, whose choreography it emulates and whose star George Chakiris improbably appears here, along with Gene Kelly, Mr. American in Paris himself. In the sleepy town of Rochefort, denizens who somnolently dance sidewise down the street are energized by the arrival of a traveling commercial fair that passes for...   More >

Crossroads

Film - Feature | October 14 | 4:30-5:10 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

This popular film marked the emergence of Zhao Dan and Bai Yang as major stars. Shen’s promising career was cut short by his early death in wartime Chongqing in 1940. “A funny, inventive Depression comedy about the trials facing unemployed young graduates in thirties Shanghai. The central fraught romance comes straight from Hollywood, but the overall realism and the hints of looming political...   More >

The Serpent’s Egg

Film - Feature | October 14 | 7-9 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Self-exiled in Germany due to tax issues in Sweden, Bergman joined with American producer Dino de Laurentiis for this atypical period piece set amidst the decadence and paranoia of 1923 Berlin, when Nazism was on the rise. David Carradine stars as a traveling Jewish American circus artist caught among the alcoholics, the whores, the madmen, and the fascists; his chance encounter with an old...   More >

Monday, October 15, 2018

​Graduate Student Seminar

Seminar | October 15 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 489 Minor Hall

 Jazzi Junge, Orel-Bixler Lab; Patrick Carney, Wildsoet Lab

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Econ 235, Financial Economics Seminar: "TBA"

Seminar | October 15 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | C210 Haas School of Business

 Allen Ferrell, Harvard Business School

 Department of Economics

Joint with the Haas Finance Seminar

Mindfulness at Moffitt: Moffitt Wellness Program

Workshop | October 1 – December 10, 2018 every Monday with exceptions | 12-1 p.m. | Moffitt Undergraduate Library, 501 (Wellness Room)

 Library

Help focus your mind and foster your creativity. Increase your resiliency and well being. Join Jeffrey Oxendine of the School of Public Health for mindfulness practice.

All experience levels welcome; weekly practice or drop in attendance also welcome. Mondays from noon to 1pm.

 Must have campus I.D. (Cal 1 card) for entrance

Moffitt Wellness Program

Sholem Aleichem on the South Side of Chicago: The Story and Songs of the Rediscovered 1905 Musical Stempenyu

Lecture | October 15 | 12-1 p.m. |  Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)

 Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

In June of 1905, Sholem Aleichem—author of the Tevye Stories—met in Warsaw with theater producers Spivakovsky and Adler, and agreed to pen adaptations of his fiction works for theatrical production on stages throughout the Russian Empire. Only a few months later, caught in the anti-Jewish violence that accompanied the outbreak of the 1905 Revolution, Aleichem quickly made plans to flee Russia...   More >

Combinatorics Seminar: Walks, Groups and Difference Equations

Seminar | October 15 | 12-1 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Michael Singer, MSRI

 Department of Mathematics

Many questions in combinatorics, probability and statistical mechanics can be reduced to counting lattice paths (walks) in regions of the plane. A standard approach to counting problems is to consider properties of the associated generating function. These functions have long been well understood for walks in the full plane and in a half plane. Recently much attention has focused on walks in the...   More >

Crop Disease Management: Natural Products as Inspiration

Seminar | October 15 | 12-1 p.m. | 775 Tan Hall

 Dr. Jessica Herrick, Research Scientist, Crop Protection Discovery Chemistry, Corteva Agriscience

 College of Chemistry

Synthetic chemists have long been inspired by the ability of nature to design and engineer complex natural products. Nature builds small molecules for a plethora of reasons including the protection of plants from fungal infections, insect damage, and the invasion of competitive species. These critical components of plant protection have inspired research at CortevaTM Agriscience and as a result,...   More >

School-Based Interventions to Improve Developmental Trajectories in Very Young Adolescents

Colloquium | October 15 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 1102 Berkeley Way West

 Erin Murphy Graham, Graduate School of Education; Megan Cherewick, Institute of Human Development; Lucia Magis Weinberg, Institute of Human Development

 Ron Dahl, Institute of Human Development

 Institute of Human Development

Background: In recognition of our broader multi-disciplinary community in BWW (Psychology, Education, Public Health, IHD and IPSR) some of the slots in the 2018-2019 IHD/Developmental Psychology Colloquium will be used for a series of cross-cutting interdisciplinary panel discussions. These panels serve two goals. First, to bring together several disciplinary perspectives to promote a more...   More >

Contemplating Desire: Photography Workshop

Workshop | October 15 | 1-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Ours is a sexy planet. In this contemplative photography workshop, we will wander the Garden of Eden as voyeurs to Nature’s inherent sensuality. Pollinators welcome.

$80 / $75 UCBG members. Full series $300 / $290 UCBG members

  Register online or by calling 510-664-7606

Seminar 271, Development joint with 231, Public Finance: "Taxation, Information and Withholding: Evidence from Costa Rica"

Seminar | October 15 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Anne Brockmeyer, World Bank

 Department of Economics

Seminar 211, Economic History: Can you move to opportunity? Evidence from the Great Migration

Seminar | October 15 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Ellora Derenoncourt, Harvard University

 Department of Economics

String-Math Seminar: Monodromic deformation of Khovanov-Rozansky homology and Hilbert schemes

Seminar | October 15 | 2-3 p.m. | 402 LeConte Hall

 Matthew Hogancamp, University of Southern California

 Department of Mathematics

A conjecture of Gorsky-Negut-Rasmussen asserts the existence of a pair of adjoint functors relating the Hecke category for symmetric groups and the Hilbert scheme of points in the plane. One topological consequence of this conjecture is the prediction of a deformation of the triply graded Khovanov-Rozansky link homology which restores the missing \(q\rightarrow tq^{-1}\) symmetry of KR homology...   More >

Differential Geometry Seminar: A splitting theorem for scalar curvature

Seminar | October 15 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Otis Chodosh, Princeton

 Department of Mathematics

This is joint work with M. Eichmair and V. Moraru. We prove that if a 3-manifold with non-negative scalar curvature contains an absolutely area-minimizing cylinder then the ambient manifold is flat. This can be seen as a scalar curvature analogue of the Cheeger–Gromoll splitting theorem for Ricci curvature.

Arithmetic Geometry and Number Theory RTG Seminar: The Langlands-Kottwitz-Scholze method for Shimura varieties of abelian type

Seminar | October 15 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 784 Evans Hall

 Alex Youcis, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

The local (and global) Langlands conjectures attempt to bridge the major areas of harmonic analysis and number theory by forming a correspondence between representations which naturally appear in both areas. A key insight due to Langlands and Kottwitz is that one could attempt to understand such a conjectural correspondence by comparing the traces of natural operators on both sides of the bridge....   More >

Ivy Sichel, "Demonstrative Pronouns and Competition"

Colloquium | October 15 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Ivy Sichel, UC Santa Cruz

 Department of Linguistics

Personal pronouns appear to compete with a variety of other elements and to lose: to anaphors, at least on some accounts (Hellan 1988, Burzio 1991, 1998, Williams 1997, Hornstein 2000, Safir 2004), to pro (Montalbetti 1984, Larson and Lujan 1989) to simple anaphors such as sig, and to gaps in Wh-chains. What do these competitions have in common, if anything, and what does their potential...   More >

A Paradigm Shift: A Possible North Korean State and Reverse Kissinger Strategy

Colloquium | October 15 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Professor Youngjun Kim, Korea National Defense University

 Center for Korean Studies (CKS), Consulate General of the Republic of Korea in San Francisco

The situation of the Korean Peninsula has rapidly changed over the last few months. U.S. President Trump, ROK President Moon and Chairman Kim of North Korea agreed on peace and denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. Not surprisingly, many people and experts all over the world still have skeptical views on the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula. Professor Youngjun Kim will provide a new...   More >

Design Field Notes: Chrissy Meyer

Seminar | October 15 | 4-5 p.m. | 220 Jacobs Hall

 Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation

About Design Field Notes:
Each informal talk in this pop-up series brings a design practitioner to a Jacobs Hall teaching studio to share ideas, projects, and practices.

About this talk:
Chrissy Meyer has spent the past decade taking hardware products from early concept through high-volume production. After getting her MS in Electrical Engineering from Stanford, she led several projects at...   More >

Hackers, Computers, and Cooperation: A Critical History of Logo and Constructionist Learning

Colloquium | October 15 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 1215 Berkeley Way West

 Morgan Ames, School of Information and Center for Science, Technology, Medicine and Society, UC Berkeley

 Graduate School of Education

Tracing the tumultuous history of the learning theory "constructionism" and the Logo programming language, Morgan Ames discusses the origins of some present-day assumptions regarding the universal appeal of learning to program computers and the individualistic process of doing so that are behind many more recent educational technology initiatives including Scratch, FabLabs, the Hour of Code, and...   More >

Analysis and PDE Seminar: The effect of threshold energy obstructions on the $L^1 \to L^\infty$ dispersive estimates for some Schrödinger type equations

Seminar | October 15 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Ebru Toprak, UIUC and MSRI

 Department of Mathematics

In this talk, I will discuss the differential equation $iu_t = Hu, H := H_0 + V$ , where $V$ is a decaying potential and $H_0$ is a Laplacian related operator. In particular, I will focus on when $H_0$ is Laplacian, Bilaplacian and Dirac operators. I will discuss how the threshold energy obstructions, eigenvalues and resonances, effect the $L^1 \to L^\infty $ behavior of $e^{itH} P_{ac} (H)$. The...   More >

Deformation Theory Seminar: Koszul duality for algebras

Seminar | October 15 | 5:10-6:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Christopher Kuo, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Let $A$ be an algebra. The Koszul duality is a type of derived equivalence between modules over $A$ and modules over its Koszul dual $A^!$. In this talk, we will talk about the general framework and then focus on the classical cases as well as examples.

Green Chemistry for Agriculture and Industry

Seminar | October 15 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Dr. Billy Hart-Cooper, US Dept. of Agricultrure

 QB3 - California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences

Dr. William Hart-Cooper is a research chemist for the Bioproducts Research Unit at the Western Regional Research Center in Albany, California. He received his B.A. in Chemistry with honors from Grinnell College (2010) and Ph.D in Synthetic Chemistry from the University of California, Berkeley (Raymond and Bergman groups, 2015)

De-Stress your Grad Experience: Sufi Meditation Series

Workshop | October 15 | 5:30-7 p.m. |  Anthony Hall

 Graduate Student Wellness Project

oin us for a free Tamarkoz (Sufi meditation) workshop for graduate students and post-docs. Students will be guided through mind relaxation exercises, deep breathing exercises, slow movement meditations, deep relaxation, visualization, and heart concentration and meditation. Tamarkoz (Sufi meditation) is a powerful tool used to relieve and manage stress, and cultivate the balance and stability...   More >

De-Stress your Grad Experience: Sufi Meditation Series

Workshop | October 15 | 5:30-7 p.m. |  Anna Head Alumnae Hall (2537 Haste St.)

 Graduate Student Wellness Project

oin us for a free Tamarkoz (Sufi meditation) workshop for graduate students and post-docs. Students will be guided through mind relaxation exercises, deep breathing exercises, slow movement meditations, deep relaxation, visualization, and heart concentration and meditation. Tamarkoz (Sufi meditation) is a powerful tool used to relieve and manage stress, and cultivate the balance and stability...   More >

Jane Street Tech Talk

Information Session | October 15 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

PPlease join us on Monday, October 15th to learn what makes financial trading an interesting problem to tackle with Machine Learning techniques, and what connections we can draw with areas where ML is known to work well.

Food, beverages, and swag will be served.

Please sign up here: https://tinylink.net/FPbAY if you plan to attend so we can make sure to order enough food! We look forward...   More >

Certificate Program in Project Management

Information Session | October 15 | 6-7 p.m. | UC Berkeley Extension (SF Campus at 160 Spear St.), Room 608/609

 UC Berkeley Extension

Discover how you can excel in the expanding field of project management with a certificate that meets the high professional standards of the Project Management Institute.

  Make reservations online or by calling 510-642-4111

Image and Amnesia

Lecture | October 15 | 6:30-8 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Kerry Tribe

 Arts + Design, Berkeley Center for New Media

Kerry Tribe’s work in film, video, installation and other media raises questions about the elusive and ephemeral aspects of human experience including memory, empathy and linguistic communication. Often working with multiple projections and timed loops, her projects are designed to structurally underscore their content. Tribe’s fascination with the literal mechanics of moving images suggests that...   More >

Architecture Lecture: Takaharu Tezuka: Nostalgic Future

Lecture | October 15 | 6:30-8 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall

 Takaharu Tezuka

 Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), College of Environmental Design, Consulate General of Japan in San Francisco

NOSTALGIC FUTURE
Real human life is supported by latest technologies. Our good future is depending on the respect for the wisdom from our past. We are still a part of the whole environment, yet still in the most advanced society.

ABOUT TAKAHARU TEZUKA
Architect / President of Tezuka Architects / Professor of Tokyo City University

1964 Born in Tokyo, Japan
1987 B. Arch.,...   More >

Image and Amnesia

Lecture | October 15 | 6:30-8 p.m. |  Osher Theater, BAMPFA

 Kerry Tribe

 Berkeley Center for New Media, Wiesenfeld Visiting Artist Lecture Series

Kerry Tribe’s work in film, video, installation and other media raises questions about the elusive and ephemeral aspects of human experience including memory, empathy and linguistic communication. Often working with multiple projections and timed loops, her projects are designed to structurally underscore their content. Tribe’s fascination with the literal mechanics of moving images suggests that...   More >

Professional Sequence in Agile Management

Information Session | October 15 | 7-8 p.m. | UC Berkeley Extension (SF Campus at 160 Spear St.), Room 505/506

 UC Berkeley Extension

Find out how Agile Management—a framework of values, principles and practices that allows managers to plan work, engage teams and leverage changing market conditions—can make a difference in your career as a manager.

 Please refer to UNEX 1066. Make reservations online or by calling 510-642-4111

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Representation theory seminar: Link homology and Hilbert schemes

Seminar | October 16 | 10-11 a.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Tina Kanstrup, Aarhus

 Department of Mathematics

Khovanov and Rozansky defined a link invariant called triply graded homology. It is conjectured by Gorsky, Negut and Rasmussen that this invariant can be expressed geometrically by a functor from complexes of Soergel bimodules to the derived category of coherent sheaves on the dg flag Hilbert scheme followed by taking cohomology. A functor with similar properties has been constructed by Oblomkov...   More >

Tolman Hall Free ReUse Day: Hosted by Cal Zero Waste

Special Event | October 16 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m. | Tolman Hall, East Wing

 Cal Zero Waste

Cal Zero Waste is holding the last and final Free ReUSE days at Tolman Hall this month before its demolition. We successfull diverted over 10,000 tons of goodies at our last 3 Free ReUSE days, but there are still more that need to find a new home. Come find us at Tolman Hall (east wing) between 10:00am-2:00pm on 10/19!

C3 IoT Tabling in 3rd Floor, Soda Hall

Miscellaneous | October 16 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. | Soda Hall, In front of HP Auditorium (306 Soda Hall)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Seminar 217, Risk Management: Asymptotic Spectral Analysis of Markov Chains with Rare Transitions: A Graph-Algorithmic Approach

Seminar | October 16 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Speaker: Tingyue Gan, UC Berkeley

 Consortium for Data Analytics in Risk

Parameter-dependent Markov chains with exponentially small transition rates arise in modeling complex systems in physics, chemistry, and biology. Such processes often manifest metastability, and the spectral properties of the generators largely govern their long-term dynamics. In this work, we propose a constructive graph-algorithmic approach to computing the asymptotic estimates of eigenvalues...   More >

Corteva Agriscience Seminar: New Bond Connections by C–H Functionalization for the Convergent Synthesis of Bioactive Molecules

Seminar | October 16 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Jon Ellman, Department of Chemistry, Yale University

 College of Chemistry

Versatile and highly functional group compatible transition metal-catalyzed annulations will be described for the rapid assembly of drug relevant nitrogen heterocycles, including Rh- and Co-catalyzed C−H bond additions to a variety of coupling partners for cascade syntheses of diverse heterocycles of particular importance to the pharmaceutical industry. The general feasibility of...   More >

Indigenous Peoples in India: Social Consequences of Land Rights Legislation: Gender and Resilience

Lecture | October 16 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 554 Barrows Hall

 Indrani Sigamany

 Native American Studies & Ethnic Studies, Institute for South Asia Studies

In the Aravalli Hill forests of Rajasthan, where access to justice remains uneven and elusive for indigenous peoples, a group of Adivasi women are claiming land rights through activistism. In the context of gender inequality in predominantly patriarchal societies, the threat to loss of lands, forest based livelihoods and traditional conservation, is experienced more acutely by women.

Indigenous Peoples in India: Social Consequences of Land Rights Legislation: Gender and Resilience

Lecture | October 16 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 554 Barrows Hall

 Indrani Sigamany

 Native American Studies & Ethnic Studies, Institute for South Asia Studies

In the Aravalli Hill forests of Rajasthan, where access to justice remains uneven and elusive for indigenous peoples, a group of Adivasi women are claiming land rights through activistism. In the context of gender inequality in predominantly patriarchal societies, the threat to loss of lands, forest based livelihoods and traditional conservation, is experienced more acutely by women.

Impossible Exiles: Palestinians in Arab Cities

Colloquium | October 16 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 170 Wurster Hall

 Sarah Hwang

 Global Urban Humanities

"Impossible Exiles: Palestinians in Arab Cities"
Ahmad Diab, Assistant Professor of Near Eastern Studies
Tuesday, October 16, 2018
12-1:30pm
170 Wurster

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

This talk will analyze representations of Cairo, Beirut and Baghdad in the second half of the 20th Century...   More >

GUH Lecture: Impossible Exiles: Palestinians in Arab Cities

Colloquium | October 16 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 170 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

This talk will analyze representations of Cairo, Beirut and Baghdad in the second half of the 20th Century as they appear in fictional and non-fictional texts written by Palestinian authors...   More >

BSAC Technology Seminar - Optical Biomimetics: Harnessing Nature's Solutions Toward Multifunctional Nanophotonic Devices

Seminar | October 16 | 12-1 p.m. | 540 Cory Hall

 Dr. Radwanul Hasan Siddique, Postdoctoral Scholar, California Institute of Technology, Dept. of Medical Engineering

 Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center

Nanoscopic photonic structures are often superior to synthetic analogs. Biophotonic nanostructures in butterfly wings show unique optical properties. Biomimetic nanophotonic devices can provide novel solutions in energy and health care. Optically outstanding biophotonic structures fulfill various functions: mechanical integrity and protection against external contaminants such as microbes.

  RSVP online by October 15.

Student Faculty Macro Lunch - "The Value of Unemployment Insurance": Joint with Camille Landais

Presentation | October 16 | 12-1 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Johannes Spinnewijn

 Clausen Center

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

  RSVP by emailing jgmendoza@berkeley.edu by October 11.

Budgeting and Debt Management (BEUHS366)

Workshop | October 16 | 12:10-2:10 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club

 Richard Ruiz, Bank of the West

 Be Well at Work - Work/Life

Ever wondered if a budget can really work for you?

This seminar covers the importance of creating a household budget while giving you interactive tools to track and control your money usage.

  Register online

Mindfulness Meditation Group

Meeting | February 20, 2018 – January 5, 2021 every Tuesday | 12:15-1 p.m. | 3110 Tang Center, University Health Services

 Tang Center (University Health Services)

The Mindfulness Meditation Group meets every Tuesday at 12:15-1:00 pm at 3110 Tang Center on campus. All campus-affiliated people are welcome to join us on a drop-in basis, no registration or meditation experience necessary. We start with a short reading on meditation practice, followed by 30 minutes of silent sitting, and end with a brief discussion period.

The limitations of Democratic Representation in India - The case of Muslims, Women and the Scheduled Castes: ISAS Faculty Workshop led by Prof. Jennifer Bussell

Workshop | October 16 | 12:30-2:30 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Gilles Verniers, Assistant Professor of Political Science at Ashoka University; Christophe Jaffrelot, Professor of Indian Politics and Sociology at the King's India Institute, and Research Director at the CNRS (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique)

 Jennifer Bussell, Assistant Professor of Political Science and Public Policy

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies

A half-day workshop on the status of political representation in India's democracy.

Diabetes Prevention within an Integrated Delivery System: Strategies for Screening, Identification, and Treatment

Colloquium | October 16 | 12:40-2 p.m. | 1205 Berkeley Way West

 Julie Schmittdiel

 Public Health, School of

Dr. Schmittdiel’s talk will present evidence on strategies for screening, identification, and treatment of prediabetes from her research at Kaiser Permanente Northern California, and discuss innovative ways to engage patients, providers, and families in diabetes prevention.

Exploring Careers: Ph.D. Transferable Skills

Workshop | October 16 | 1-2:15 p.m. | 177 Stanley Hall

 Rosanne Lurie, QB3-Berkeley

 QB3 - California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences

The key to effective career planning is knowing your strengths and skills both inside and outside the lab. Whether you are clear on your next career goal or are exploring your options, recognizing and articulating your abilities can help you find professional fulfillment and even improve the kinds of opportunities available to you. In this workshop, presented by the Rosanne Lurie, Director of...   More >

3-Manifold Seminar: Bass-Serre theory

Seminar | October 16 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Nic Brody, UC BERKELEY

 Department of Mathematics

Bass-Serre theory studies groups acting on trees. The action of a group on a tree determines a quotient "graph of groups", from which one can reconstruct the original group via amalgamated free products and HNN extensions. We will study the tree associated to $PSL(2,{\mathbb Q}_p)$ in detail, discuss various higher-dimensional generalizations, and describe some applications to the study of...   More >

Student Harmonic Analysis and PDE Seminar (HADES): Meromorphic continuations of the resolvent of Laplacians on asymptotically hyperbolic manifolds: Vasy's method

Seminar | October 16 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Jian Wang, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

I will present the method introduced by András Vasy to prove meromorphic continuations of resolvents of Laplacians on asymptotically hyperbolic spaces in a simple model case. In particular, I will show the proof of Melrose's radial estimates indicating the idea behind the general case.

Probabilistic Operator Algebra Seminar: An introduction to Boolean independence

Seminar | October 16 | 3:45-5:45 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Jorge Garza Vargas, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

With the introduction of free independence by D.V. Voiculescu, it became clear that in the framework of non-commutative probability there are other notions of independence than that of classical independence. The Boolean convolution between measures was formally introduced by Speicher and R. Woroudi in 1993, although it had previously appeared in the literature in different contexts, for example,...   More >

MEng Info Session: University of California, San Diego

Information Session | October 16 | 4-5 p.m. |  Cymer Conference Room, SME Building

 Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership

Learn more about our inter-disciplinary Master of Engineering professional program at University of California, Berkeley's College of Engineering. Megan Braverman, Student Services and Admissions Advisor, will present and hold a Q&A about the MEng's innovative leadership curriculum, capstone projects, technical concentrations, dedicated career services, and admissions criteria.

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Ultracold Molecules for Chemistry and Physics

Seminar | October 16 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Kang-Kuen Ni, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, Harvard University

 College of Chemistry

The role of molecular spectroscopy in physics has evolved over the years. It was traditionally used to study molecular structure and its underlying quantum mechanics. Later, it led to various applications, including the first “atomic clock” that was actually based on molecular vibrations. More recent advances in techniques for quantum manipulation of molecules bring new directions including the...   More >

Addressing Us: On the Transformations of Public Space as Art —Hegel, Arendt, and Jacobi Revisited

Lecture | October 16 | 5-7 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 Marita Tatari, Feodor-Lynen-Fellow (Humboldt Foundation), German Department, UC Berkeley

 The Program in Critical Theory

Hegel on art as action and Arendt on action as public space converge. This convergence is not about what action, art and public space should be. It is about the historical transformations of the common condition—the symbolic order—as it relates to heterogeneity. Surprisingly, both Hegel and Arendt reveal a view of these transformations that is not that of the subject and its purposiveness....   More >

Mother, Daughter, Sister - Film Screening and Panel on Sexual Violence in Myanmar

Film - Documentary | October 16 | 5:30-7 p.m. | 100 Boalt Hall, School of Law

 Jeanne Hallacy, Filmmaker; Myo Win, Burmese Interfaith Activist; Wai Wai Nu, Burmese attorney and activist; Kenneth Wong, Lecturer, Department of South & Southeast Asian Studies

 Human Rights Center, Human Rights Law Student Association, Amnesty International, Center for Southeast Asia Studies, The Subir & Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies, Department of South & Southeast Asian Studies, Institute for South Asia Studies

Filmmaker Jeanne Hallacy screens her newest film on sexual and gender based violence in in Myanmar in both Rakhine state (against the Rohingya) and Kachin states. She will be joined in a panel discussion by Muslim Burmese interfaith activist Myo Win, Rohingya lawyer and activist Wai Wai Nu, and UC Berkeley Burmese lecturer Kenneth Wong.

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SCREENING SERIES: URBAN RIGHTS IN BRAZIL

Film - Series | October 16 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

Organized by Laura Belik, Ph.D. Student in Architecture

C3 IoT Info-Session

Information Session | October 16 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

You Are Invited!

Please join at the C3 IoT Information Session. At this event, you will learn more about our company, C3 IoT career opportunities, and the meaningful work we do.

About C3 IoT

C3 IoT is the leading software platform provider for digital transformation. C3 IoT delivers a comprehensive and proven software platform for rapidly developing and operating AI, predictive...   More >

VSR Social Mixer

Social Event | October 16 | 6-8 p.m. |  Daily Pint | Note change in date

 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.

International Student Career Success Series: Learn the art of “networking” step by step [Part 2]

Workshop | October 16 | 6-7 p.m. | Career Center (2440 Bancroft Way), Blue Room

 Career Center

In this session we will cover the following three steps for networking: Step 5: Put your network into action - how to prepare and conduct information gathering to build rapport and be connected with potential job opportunities; Step 6: How to manage the outreach activities and connections you made; Step 7: How to follow up.

RSVP here: https://berkeley.joinhandshake.com/events/180806

Bose Design Challenge

Special Event | October 16 | 6-9 p.m. |  Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation

 Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership

We'd like to invite you to participate in the Fung Institute's 2018 Design Challenge sponsored by Bose and Real Industry! The challenge will focus on sound-based augmented reality and is open to both undergraduate and graduate students from all majors (though may be most relevant to students taking courses in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, Music, and Music Technology). We hope you will...   More >

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Botanical Perfume Workshop with Jessica Hannah

Workshop | October 16 | 6-8 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join us for this two hour beginners natural perfume workshop. You'll learn about the history and art of natural perfumes. You will create a formula with oils from around the world, including Italian bergamot, Haitian vetiver, Bulgarian rose, and more.

Beginner Natural Perfume Workshop Includes:
15 natural essential oils and absolutes to sample
Your formula blended into a .25 oz...   More >

$85 / $75 UCBG Members

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