<< Week of October 14 >>

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Graduate Student Lounge

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

 ASUC Student Union

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

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

Computer Health Matters: User Friendly Workstations (BEUHS400)

Workshop | October 17 | 8:30-9:30 a.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

 Greg Ryan, Ergonomics@Work

 Be Well at Work - Ergonimics

Learn how to set up a user-friendly workstation and practice stretches to help relieve computer-related aches and pains. This workshop is required to qualify for computer ergonomics matching funds.

  Register online

Keyboards and Mice: Ergonomic Alternatives (BEUHS401)

Workshop | October 17 | 9:45-10:45 a.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

 Greg Ryan, Campus Ergonomist, Be well at Work - Ergonomics

 Be Well at Work - Ergonimics

Learn about the ergonomics of keyboards and pointing devices, including appropriate workstation set-up, postures, and techniques for using them. Find out about the keyboards and pointing devices covered by the Computer Ergonomics Matching Funds Program. Enroll online at the UC Learning Center.

  Register online

What is in a Category? Telling Political Refugees and Economic Migrants Apart

Lecture | October 17 | 11 a.m.-2 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room

 Jutta Allmendinger, WZB Berlin Social Science Center

 David Miliband, International Rescue Committee

 Institute of European Studies, GHI West - Pacific Regional Office of the German Historical Institute Washington DC, ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius, International Rescue Committee, Thomas Mann House Los Angeles

Please join us for our Annual Bucerius Lecture with David Miliband, President and CEO of the International Rescue Committee, followed by a conversation with Jutta Allmendinger, President of the WZB Berlin Social Science Center.

Unlike Europe, where there are two separate migration issues that are coming together in a complicated way, the US conversation on migration has until recently been...   More >

  RSVP online by October 14.

​The generation of neural diversity​

Seminar | October 17 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 245 Li Ka Shing Center

 Claude Desplan, New York University

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Grad Fair: University of California, Davis

Special Event | October 17 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. |  UC Davis

  ARC Pavilion, Upper Level, Davis, CA

 Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership

Representatives of the UC Berkeley Master of Engineering program will be in attendance.

No Seminar due to BMES Meeting

Seminar | October 17 | 12-1 p.m. |  Stanley Hall

 Bioengineering (BioE)

Plant and Microbial Biology Seminar: "On How Symbiotic Fungi Rewire Plant Cells"

Seminar | October 17 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall

 Natalia Requena, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

The Requena group is interested in unraveling how
arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi are perceived by their host plants and discriminated from pathogenic fungi.

How to Email a Professor to Get a Positive Response: Workshop

Workshop | October 17 | 12-1 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

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

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Do you need to email a professor you've never met before to ask for their help, but you don't know where to start? Have you ever written a long email to a professor, only to receive no response, or not the one you hoped? If so, this workshop is for you! We will discuss how to present yourself professionally over email to faculty and other professionals ...   More >

Overcoming Specialist Silos: Lessons from Zooarchaeology on Data Creation, Access, and Reuse

Lecture | October 17 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Sarah Kansa, Archaeological Research Facility & Open Context

 Archaeological Research Facility

Drawing on zooarchaeological case studies from Etruscan Italy and Neolithic Anatolia, this talk highlights the challenges specialists face in ensuring that their work contributes to the bigger picture of archaeological interpretation.

Peter Meyers on "Speak to Inspire: Demystifying the art of leadership presence": CITRIS Research Exchange

Seminar | October 17 | 12-1 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium

 CITRIS and the Banatao Institute

About the Speaker:
Peter James Meyers, Founder and President of Stand & Deliver Group, is a communication consultant who has worked with leaders in politics, business, sports and performing arts to achieve greater influence through the spoken word.
A graduate of the University of Southern California, Peter lived and studied at the Zen Yoga Arts Institute in New York, and trained as a performer...   More >

Mobility, Expulsion and Claims to Home: Migrant Organizing in an Era of Deportation and Dispossession

Colloquium | October 17 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 2538 Channing (Inst. for the Study of Societal Issues), Wildavsky Conference Room

 Monisha Das Gupta, Professor of Ethnic Studies and Women’s Studies, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

 Center for Research on Social Change, Center for Race and Gender, Department of Ethnic Studies, Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies

The virulence and pervasiveness of immigration enforcement have fueled migrants to organize in heterogeneous ways. My research about and activism in the movement during the last eight years have evolved into an engagement with a strain of anti-deportation organizing which takes up the cause of the most indefensible of immigrants and refugees -- those labeled criminal aliens. Non-citizens, who are...   More >

Townsend Center's Berkeley Book Chat: Bryan Wagner: The Tar Baby: A Global History

Lecture | October 17 | 12-1 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room

 Townsend Center for the Humanities

Wagner offers a fresh analysis of this deceptively simple story of a fox, a rabbit, and a doll made of tar and turpentine, tracing its history and connections to slavery, colonialism, and global trade.

Post-Baccalaureate Health Professions Program Online Information Session

Information Session | October 17 | 12-1 p.m. |  Online

 UC Berkeley Extension

Gain academic preparation in the sciences along with one-on-one advising to enhance your application to medical, dental or veterinary school, as well as to advanced degree programs in medical- and health-related fields.

  Register online

MVZ LUNCH SEMINAR - Telma Laurentino: Observing evolution: Adaptation stories told by the genomes of lizards and sticklebacks

Seminar | October 17 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 VLSB, Grinnell-Miller Library

 Telma Laurentino

 Museum of Vertebrate Zoology

MVZ Lunch is a graduate level seminar series (IB264) based on current and recent vertebrate research. Professors, graduate students, staff, and visiting researchers present on current and past research projects. The seminar meets every Wednesday from 12- 1pm in the Grinnell-Miller Library. Enter through the MVZ's Main Office, 3101 Valley Life Sciences Building, and please let the receptionist...   More >

Townsend Center's Berkeley Book Chat: Bryan Wagner: The Tar Baby: A Global History

Lecture | October 17 | 12-1 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room

 Townsend Center for the Humanities

Wagner offers a fresh analysis of this deceptively simple story of a fox, a rabbit, and a doll made of tar and turpentine, tracing its history and connections to slavery, colonialism, and global trade.

Noon Concert: Meg Wilhoite, organ

Performing Arts - Music | October 17 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

MESSIAEN Desseins éternels
Matthew HOUGH New work
WOLL O Haupt voll Blut und Wunden
Wil SMITH Prelude 3
Wil SMITH Your Eternal Light
Sofia GUBDAIDULINA hell und dunkel


Continuing its 66th season, the Noon Concert series features the Music Department’s varied and diverse performance activities. Inaugurated in 1953, these concerts are very popular and well attended by those on campus and...   More >

Immigrants live longer, but why also do their children? New results from the CenSoc project

Colloquium | October 17 | 12-1 p.m. | 2232 Piedmont, Seminar Room

 Josh Goldstein, Professor, Department of Demography, UC Berkeley

 Population Science, Department of Demography

A lunch time talk and discussion session, featuring visiting and local scholars presenting their research on a wide range of topics of interest to demography.

Emotionally Unpredictable Leaders Harm Team Performance Because They Create Intra-team Power Struggles

Colloquium | October 17 | 12:10-1:15 p.m. | 1104 Berkeley Way West

 Lindred Greer, Associate Professor, Stanford Graduate School of Business

 Institute of Personality and Social Research

Prior research demonstrates that the discrete emotional displays of leaders, such as anger and happiness, send social information to followers that helps to direct team members’ focus, understanding of the situation, and motivation, boosting team performance. We argue that a key assumption underlying this research is that leaders’ emotions are informative to followers, sending consistent social...   More >

Daring to Dream: Reflections of a young African scientist on the state of scientific research in Africa and why there is cause for optimism

Colloquium | October 17 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Yaw Bediako, Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Francis Crick Institute

 Center for African Studies

This is one session in the Fall 2018 African Studies Colloquium series.

Dr. Yaw Bediako

Space-In-Between: Dialogical Urban Space in Contemporary Iran

Lecture | October 17 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 M. Reza Shirazi, Institute for Urban and Regional Development

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Contemporary architecture and urban space in Iran registers itself between two extremes of modernity and tradition. In this lecture, I first narrate the conflict between these two extremes and its manifestation in the architecture and urban planning of Tehran starting from mid-19th century. I then present a critical analysis of the writings and works of three leading architects, Kamran Diba,...   More >

Litquake

Lecture | October 17 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. |  Freight and Salvage Coffeehouse

 2020 Addison St, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)

With Anita Amirrezvani, Tamim Ansary, Louise Nayer, Aimee Phan, and Jake Warner

Dubravka Simonovic, UN Special Rapporteur on Violence against Women, its Causes and Consequences: A human rights-based approach to combatting online violence against women as human rights violations

Panel Discussion | October 17 | 12:45-2 p.m. | 110 Boalt Hall, School of Law

 Alexa Koenig, Human Rights Center; Dubravka Simonovic, United Nations

 Danielle Cass, Amnesty International

 Human Rights Center

Special Rapporteur Simonovic, the Human Rights Center's Alexa Koenig and Amnesty International's Danielle Cass will address the need for tech companies to more effectively prevent and respond to rampant online violence against women and girls, and to establish transparent, more effective complaint mechanisms to better protect them from online abuse.

  RSVP online

Creative Placemaking and the Public Commons: Community Building through Art in Yogyakarta, Indonesia and San Francisco

Presentation | October 17 | 1-2:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Katherine Bruhn, Dissertation Fellow, South & Southeast Asian Studies, Townsend Center for the Humanities, UC Berkeley

 Center for Southeast Asia Studies, Global Urban Humanities

A presentation by artists from San Francisco and Yogyakarta, Indonesia - part of “Bangkit/Arise”, an arts exchange and residency. Participating artists: Shaghayegh Cyrous, Keyvan Shovir, Kelly Ording, Jet Martinez, Jose Guerra Awe, Christopher Statton, Megan Wilson, Nano Warsono, Bambang Toko, Hari Ndarvati, Muhammad Yusuf, Wedhar Riyadi, Eko Didyk Sukowati, and Vina Puspita.

Breastfeeding Your Baby/Returning to Work or School (BEUHS602)

Workshop | October 17 | 1-4:15 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club

 Laura Monin, IBCLC, Certified Lactation Consultant

 Be Well at Work - Work/Life

This 3 hour class is taught by a certified lactation consultant and is broken up into two parts.
The first portion of the class, 1-3pm, addresses breastfeeding basics and problem solving. The second portion of class, 3:15-4:15pm, covers returning-to-work planning and breast pumps. Those who have already attended a breastfeeding class are welcome to join the last portion of the class.

Please...   More >

  Enroll online

Topology Seminar (Introductory Talk): Random Knots

Seminar | October 17 | 2-3 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

 Chaim Even Zohar, UC Davis

 Department of Mathematics

Random curves in space and how they are knotted give an insight into the behavior of "typical" knots and links. They have been studied by biologists and physicists in the context of the structure of random polymers. Several randomized models have been suggested and investigated both by theoretical methods and computational experiments. We will review some known and new models of random knotting,...   More >

The Lovász theta function for random regular graphs

Seminar | October 17 | 3-4 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Jess Banks, UC Berkeley

 Department of Statistics

The Lovász theta function is a classic semidefinite relaxation of graph coloring. In this talk I'll discuss the power of this relaxation for refuting colorability of uniformly random degree-regular graphs, as well as for distinguishing this distribution from one with a `planted' disassoratative community structure. We will see that the behavior of this refutation scheme is consistent with the...   More >

Weekly Coffee Break

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

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Coffee Break is a weekly opportunity for UC Berkeley global students to meet and engage with one another in a relaxing environment. It’s a chance to enjoy free coffee, share stories about your experiences on campus, and get to know Berkeley International Office advisors. All UCB students are invited. Students are free to talk about anything, but we'll also have weekly discussion topics to...   More >

The Silence

Film - Feature | October 17 | 3:10-4:40 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Sisters Anna (Gunnel Lindblom) and Ester (Ingrid Thulin) are traveling with Anna’s son when they are forced by Ester’s poor health to hole up in a hotel in a strange country seemingly on the verge of war. Anna shuns the attentions of her desperately ill sister, while Ester is left to cope with the pain of her desire and her illness; it seems they are one. Meanwhile the boy explores the mysteries...   More >

Thinking about climate risk in an era of extremes: California’s increasingly wide swings between drought and flood

Colloquium | October 17 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 575 McCone Hall

 Daniel Swain, UCLA & University of Colorado, Boulder

 Department of Geography

A frustrating reality of modern climate science is that quantifying and modeling regional changes in the frequency/intensity of extremes due to global warming remains subject to considerable uncertainty. Events such as floods, droughts, heatwaves, and storms are precisely those with the greatest potential to inflict harm upon human and natural systems—making process-based understanding of...   More >

Number Theory Seminar: Étale localization

Seminar | October 17 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Ravi Fernando, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

We will discuss étale localization in the theory of the de Rham Witt complex.

Topology Seminar (Main Talk): Random Knots from Petal Diagrams

Seminar | October 17 | 4-5 p.m. | 3 Evans Hall

 Chaim Even Zohar, UC Davis

 Department of Mathematics

The study of knots and links from a probabilistic viewpoint provides insight into the behavior of "typical" knots, and arises also in applications to the natural sciences. We will discuss knots that arise from random permutations using petal projections (Adams et al. 2012). We will explain why the probability of obtaining any given knot type in this model is positive if the number of petals is at...   More >

Haas Scholars Program Info Session: $13,800 to carry out a final project in *ANY* major

Information Session | October 17 | 4-5 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Leah Carroll, Haas Scholars

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Learn about how to apply to this research program for your last year!

The Haas Scholars Program supports twenty undergraduates with financial need with their interest for conducting research during their final year at UC-Berkeley. Applicants are evaluated primarily on the merit and originality of their proposal for an independent research or creative project that will serve as the basis for a...   More >

Berkeley ACM A.M. Turing Laureate Lecture: Towards a Conscious AI: A Computer Architecture Inspired by Neuroscience with Manuel Blum

Colloquium | October 17 | 4-5 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium

 Manuel Blum, UC Berkeley

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Thanks to major advances in neuroscience, we are on the brink of a scientific understanding of how the brain achieves consciousness. This talk will describe neuroscientist Bernard Baars' Global Workspace Model (GWM) of the brain, its implications for understanding consciousness, and a novel computer architecture that it inspires. The Model gives insight for the design of machines that truly...   More >

#Berkeley150

Developing a Robust, High-Titer Platform for Protein Secretion in Bacteria/Understanding and Controlling Metal-Organic Framework Crystallization

Colloquium | October 17 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall

 Lisa Burdette, Ph.D. student in the Tullman-Ercek Group; Kristen Colwell, Ph.D. student in the Long Group

 Department of Chemical Engineering

Dutch Studies book presentation: Jaap Robben

Presentation | October 17 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 5303 Dwinelle Hall

 Jaap Robben

 Dutch Studies

Dutch author, poet and playwright Jaap Robben will present his latest novel in English translation, You Have Me To Love

ERG Colloquium: Grace Wu: Land Use in Renewable Energy Planning

Colloquium | October 17 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 126 Barrows Hall

 Grace Wu, UC President’s Postdoctoral Fellow, University of California, Davis

 Energy and Resources Group

Ambitious low-carbon transitions are underway in many jurisdictions, requiring the large-scale expansion of renewable energy. Simultaneously, growing energy demand in emerging economies is being met with rapid energy development, with the declining costs of wind and solar technologies making them among the most competitive options...   More >

Learning in Google Ads, Machines and People

Seminar | October 17 | 4-5 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Niall Cardin, Google

 Department of Statistics

This talk is in two parts, both of which discuss interesting uses of experiments in Google search ads. In part 1 I discuss how we can inject randomness into our system to get causal inference in a machine learning setting. In part 2. I talk about experiment designs to measure how users learn in response to ads on Google.com.

Democratizing Data Science

Lecture | October 17 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 202 South Hall

 Aditya Parameswaran

 Information, School of

Making it easy for individuals and teams to manage, analyze, and draw insights from large datasets.

San Francisco World History Reading Group: Fascism: A Warning by Madeleine Albright

Meeting | October 17 | 5-7 p.m. |  Civic Center Secondary School

 727 Golden Gate Ave, San Francisco, CA

 ORIAS (Office of Resources for International and Area Studies)

Teachers in ORIAS World History Reading Groups read one book each month within a global studies theme. Participants meet monthly to eat and spend two hours in collegial conversation. It is a relaxing, intellectually rich atmosphere for both new and experienced teachers.

 This event is for k-14 teachers.

  Register online or or by emailing Shane Carter at orias@berkeley.edu

DISENFRANCHISED: The Rise and Fall of Industrial Citizenship in China

Colloquium | October 17 | 5-7:30 p.m. | 402 Barrows Hall

 Joel Andreas, Associate Professor of Sociology, Johns Hopkins University

 Cihan Tuğal, Professor of Sociology, University of California, Berkeley; Yan Long, Assistant Professor of Sociology, University of California, Berkeley; Marc Blecher, James Monroe Professor of Politics and East Asian Studies, Oberlin College

 Department of Sociology

Turning Andrew Walder’s 1986 classic, Communist Neo-Traditionalism, on its head, Andreas studies the socialist enterprise from the standpoint of the expansion and contraction of industrial democracy. His account begins with the revolutionary seizure of power in 1949 and the installation of the “iron rice bowl” that organized every realm of worker life.

Self Defense for Self Determination: Intro to Self Defense and De-Escalation Strategies

Workshop | October 17 | 5-7 p.m. | Unit 1 Residence Hall, Putnam Main Lounge

 Mamie Chow

 Gender Equity Resource Center

This workshop will be led by Mamie Chow, who holds a 3rd degree black belt from Wild Crane Rising Martial Arts, a community-based school that trains in a contemporary style of Tae Kwon Do. Mamie's approach to self defense values social justice, preventing verbal and physical violence, and creating an encouraging space to practice self and community defense skills. In the last couple of years, we...   More >

From Academia to Airbnb: a high dimensional anecdote: Jason Vytlacil

Colloquium | October 17 | 5:15-6:15 p.m. | 1104 Berkeley Way West

 Jason Vytlacil

 Department of Psychology

You can find Jason Vytlacil's LinkedIn page here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/jason-vytlacil/

Gusto Info-Session

Information Session | October 17 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Join us for an Info Session & Fireside Chat as well as yummy food! Learn more about the cool problems our engineering team is tackling and ask our panel about life at Gusto.

About Gusto & our career opportunities: We're here to create a world where work empowers a better life — and that starts right here in our offices. From hands-on training to our vibrant work environment and truly...   More >

Horizons in Quantum Computing: A conversation with industry and academia experts

Panel Discussion | October 17 | 6-10 p.m. |  Anna Head Alumnae Hall (2537 Haste St.)

 Pete Shadbolt, CSO, PsiQ; Barbara Jones, Head of Theoretical Physics Research Group, IBM; Birgitta Whaley, Professor, UC Berkeley Chemistry Dept.; Joshua Combes, Postdoctoral fellow, Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics

 Department of Physics

Quantum computing has seen enormous advancements in recent years, and lots of talent has been flowing into the field. With large companies like @IBM and secretive startups such as PsiQuantum disrupting the field, it is only a matter of time until we reach quantum supremacy.

But what will happen when quantum computers are powerful enough to break encryption or help reduce greenhouse gas...   More >

 No children under 18

Toastmasters on Campus Club: Learn public speaking

Meeting | January 14, 2015 – December 18, 2019 every Wednesday | 6:15-7:30 p.m. | 3119 Etcheverry Hall

 Toastmasters on Campus

Toastmasters has been the world leader in teaching public speaking since 1924. Meetings are an enjoyable, safe, self-paced course designed to get you up and running as a speaker in only a few months.

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Dance, Heritage, and the Island: A Cuban in Oakland with Royland Lobato

Lecture | October 18 |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Royland Lobato

 Arts + Design

In 2005, Royland Lobato arrived in the Bay Area from his native Cuba. Born in Guantanamo, his fascination with the folklore of the island drove him to become a teacher of Cuba’s musical and dance traditions, especially its Afro-Cuban elements, but also its contemporary popular expression, such as rueda de casino, rumba, son, and other forms. In this lecture, Lobato will discuss his experience as...   More >

Coping with Backlash Against Globalization: National and Firm Strategies

Conference/Symposium | October 18 – 19, 2018 every day | 9 a.m.-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Mr. & Mrs. S.H. Wong Center for the Study of Multinational Corporations, Berkeley APEC Study Center (BASC), Center for Long-term Cyber Security, MSPL Ltd, The Clausen Center, Center for Chinese Studies (CCS), Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Center for Korean Studies (CKS), Institute for South Asia Studies, Institute of International Studies

The rise of trade protectionism, authoritarianism, China, and data competition are all critical drivers of the global economy. We have seen the consequences of these drivers in the move to Brexit, the election of Trump, the promotion of rival trade and financial arrangements by the Chinese, and cyber operations that are a form of societal warfare...   More >

Applied Math Seminar: Dynamical mean-field theory to strongly correlated electronic systems

Seminar | October 18 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 732 Evans Hall

 Jianxin Zhu, Los Alamos National Laboratory

 Department of Mathematics

Electronic correlation effects play an import role in emergent phenomena such as Mott-insulator-metal transition and unconventional superconductivity. Understanding these effects present a theoretical challenge. In this talk, we will give an overview of dynamical mean-field theory (DMFT) and its combination with the local density approximation in density functional theory. Representative quantum...   More >

Econ 235, Financial Economics Seminar: "TBA"

Seminar | October 18 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | C210 Haas School of Business

 Haoxiang Zhu, MIT

 Department of Economics

Joint with the Haas Finance Seminar

Bancroft Library Roundtable: Education as the Project of Freedom: A Study of the Berkeley Experimental Schools Project, 1968-76

Lecture | October 18 | 12-1 p.m. | Faculty Club, O'Neill Room

 Joanne Tien, UC Berkeley

 Bancroft Library

Joanne Tien will discuss how teachers and students in the Berkeley Experimental Schools Project navigated the ideological tension between constructivist pedagogical approaches and the cultivation of explicit political values that challenge systems of oppression.

 The O'Neill Room has a maximum capacity of 28 people. The doors will be shut and no more attendees may enter once the room is at capacity.

Oliver E. Williamson Seminar: "Norms in Bargaining: Evidence from Government Formation"

Seminar | October 18 | 12-1:30 p.m. | C330 Haas School of Business

 Thomas Fujiwara, Princeton

 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 >

Cook Well Berkeley Healthy Cooking Series: One Pot Meals (BEUHS641)

Workshop | October 18 | 12:10-1 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club

 Kim Guess, RD, Be well at Work - Wellness

 Be Well at Work - Wellness

Making an entire meal in just one pot (or pan) can save you time not only in prep, but also in clean up! These recipes are not your mother’s casserole – you will learn exciting and healthy new meal ideas. Presentation, demonstration, sample and recipes provided.

  Register online

Research Colloquium: Dr. Uri Aviram: Mental Health Reform: Lessons from the Israeli Experience

Colloquium | October 18 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Haviland Hall, Commons/116

 Social Welfare, School of

In July 2015, a major mental health reform in Israel went into effect. It transferred responsibility for hospital and ambulatory mental health services from government to the health maintenance organizations (HMO), integrating mental health services into the general health care system. This study examined the opportunities and challenges associated with implementation of this reform and comments...   More >

IB Seminar: Title to be announced

Seminar | October 18 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building | Canceled

 Dan Costa, University of California, Santa Cruz

 Department of Integrative Biology

IB Seminar: HIV drug resistance evolution: why it was rampant, and how it became rare

Seminar | October 18 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Pleuni Pennings, San Francisco State University

 Department of Integrative Biology

Seminar 251, Labor Seminar: "How workplace consolidation affects workers: Evidence from Germany"

Seminar | October 18 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall | Note change in time

 Kevin Todd, UCB

 Center for Labor Economics

CEDSOC Community Snacktime

Social Event | October 18 | 1-3 p.m. | Wurster Hall, Landscape Courtyard

 College of Environmental Design Students of Color

Take a break from the grind of the semester and chat and enjoy snacks with your fellow students in the Landscape Courtyard!

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 >

Seminar 251, Labor Seminar: "Housing Market Channels of Segregation"

Seminar | October 18 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Nicholas Li, UCB

 Center for Labor Economics

How to Write a Research Proposal Workshop

Workshop | October 18 | 3-4 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 >

A cortical reinforcement prediction error encoded by VIP interneurons

Seminar | October 18 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

 Adam Kepecs, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Computing Elastic Parameters to Discover High Strength, Ductile Structural Alloys

Seminar | October 18 | 4-5 p.m. | 348 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Dr. Ian Stewart Winter, Postdoc, Materials Science & Engineering, UC Berkeley

 Materials Science and Engineering (MSE)

The computer-aided discovery of structural alloys is a burgeoning area of research. A primary challenge in the field is to identify computable screening parameters that embody key structural alloy properties, such as strength and ductility. In this talk two parameters are introduced that attempt to deal with these two properties. First, an elastic anisotropy parameter that captures a material’s...   More >

The Screen in Sound: Toward a Theory of Listening

Lecture | October 18 | 4-6 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Rey Chow, Anne Firor Scott Professor of Literature in Trinity College of Arts and Sciences, Duke University

 Department of Gender and Women's Studies

This lecture is drawn from Rey Chow’s chapter in the anthology Sound Objects (Duke UP, forthcoming), ed. James A. Steintrager and Rey Chow. By foregrounding crucial connections among sound studies, poststructuralist theory, and contemporary acousmatic experiences, the lecture presents listening as a trans-disciplinary problematic through which different fields of study resonate in fascinating ways.

Why the Constitution? The Problem of Taxes and Slavery

Lecture | October 18 | 4-6 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, This is a webinar event.

 Robin Einhorn, Professor, Department of History

 UC Berkeley History-Social Science Project

UCBHSSP is pleased to co-sponsor with the National Humanities Center, this virtual scholar talk with the Professor Robin Einhorn of the UC Berkeley Department of History.

This webinar will examine the relevant clauses of the Articles of Confederation and the Constitution, along with extracts from and letters about the key debates in the Continental Congress, Philadelphia convention, and some...   More >

 This is a virtual event.

Majors, Minors, Declaring, Oh My! How to Find the Major That’s Right For You: L&S Workshop Series Ursa Major

Workshop | October 18 | 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 the different ways to research majors and interdisciplinary majors.

Seminar 242, Econometrics: "Reasonable Doubt: When are Callbacks a Crime?"

Seminar | October 18 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Christopher Walters, UCB

 Department of Economics

Mathematics Department Colloquium: Singularities of solutions of the Hamilton-Jacobi equation. A toy model: distance to a closed subset.

Colloquium | October 18 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Albert Fathi, Georgia Institute of Technology

 Department of Mathematics

This is a joint work with Piermarco Cannarsa and Wei Cheng.

If A is a closed subset of the Euclidean space $R^k$, the Euclidean distance function $d_A : R^k \to [0, + \infty[$ is defined by

$$d_A(x) = \mathrm{min}_{a \in A} ||x − a||.$$

This function is Lipschitz, therefore differentiable almost everywhere. We will give topological properties of the set Sing(F) of points in $R^k \setminus...   More >

BODY MUSIC: The Oldest Music on the Planet

Colloquium | October 18 | 5 p.m. | 125 Morrison Hall

 Department of Music

Body Music, also known as Body Percussion and Body Drumming, is the oldest music on the planet. Before people were hollowing logs and slapping rocks, they were using their bodies to stomp, clap, sing, snap and grunt their musical ideas. There are many traditional Body Musics in the world, from African-American Hambone and Flamenco Palmas to Sumatran Saman and Ethiopian Armpit music. Join our...   More >

Transformation Of Backward Politics In India: The Case Of Uttar Pradesh

Lecture | October 18 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Gilles Verniers, Assistant Professor of Political Science and Director of the Trivedi Centre for Political Data, Ashoka University

 Institute of International Studies, Institute for South Asia Studies

Electoral politics in the state of Uttar Pradesh is undergoing profound changes. A long phase of explicit caste and religion-based electoral politics has given way to inclusive political discourses and electoral strategies that have produced more diverse assemblies, in terms of caste and communities composition. At the same time, a new political class has emerged, grounded in local business...   More >

UROC (Underrepresented Researchers of Color): Proposal/Personal Statement Writing

Workshop | October 18 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Thinking about research, but don't have experience writing a proposal? Come talk to us! We'll be giving a presentation on how to approach each step that goes along with putting together a proposal.

Race in Brazil: A Historical Overview

Lecture | October 18 | 6-8 p.m. |  Hearst Museum of Anthropology

 Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

Brazil was the site of the largest slave-based economy in the Americas and the last country in the hemisphere to abolish the institution. For most of the twentieth century, Brazil was described as a “racial democracy” – a place where clear racial categories and race-based discrimination do not exist. This presentation discusses the history of slavery, emancipation, and post-emancipation in Brazil...   More >

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 >

Online Fact-Finding and the Future of Journalism

Panel Discussion | October 18 | 6-7 p.m. | North Gate Hall, Library

 Graduate School of Journalism, Human Rights Center

*** LIVESTREAM the event at 6:00PM (PST): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zf0BavI1bB8 ***

Journalism, law, and human rights advocacy in the 21st century are ever-more dependent on online fact-finding and analysis—each upended by fundamental changes in technology that have hastened the flow of information and misinformation. And yet the craft and practice of accessing, parsing, and analyzing...   More >

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The Unconscious Is Structured Like a Workplace: Brainwork, Artwork and the Divided Labor of Thought in Late-Victorian Fiction

Lecture | October 18 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, 330, English Department Lounge

 Emily Steinlight, Stephen M. Gorn Family Assistant Professor of English, Penn Arts & Sciences

 Department of English

This talk will find a prehistory of the contemporary problematic of the “creative economy” in two late-Victorian novels of the art world, Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray and George Du Maurier’s Trilby. Examining the relation they plot out between psychic processes and aesthetic production, it will assess how these narratives track art to unconscious sources that strangely resemble the...   More >

Holloway Series in Poetry: Tom Pickard

Reading - Literary | October 18 | 6:30-10 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, 315, Maude Fife

 Tom Pickard

 Department of English, Holloway Reading Series

Thought Lounge: Come for free dinner and a chance to talk with homeless community advocates and experts about the issues surrounding People's Park!

Meeting | October 18 | 9-11 p.m. | B1 Hearst Field Annex

 Suitcase Clinic

The Suitcase Clinic’s Advocacy Task Force, a student-run group involved in advocating for the locally underserved and homeless community, will be hosting an event called the Thought Lounge, an open space to learn and discuss more about the history and value of People’s Park from 6:00-7:30 pm on Thursday, October 18 in Hearst Field Annex, Room B1. This event will feature FREE DINNER and a Q&A...   More >

 First 25 People to RSVP at: tinyurl.com/thoughtlounge1