<< Week of October 21 >>

Sunday, October 21, 2018

Carve your own Butter Knife with Hannah Beatrice Quinn

Workshop | October 21 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden | Canceled

 Botanical Garden

Join designer Hannah Quinn & learn some basic whittling skills that you can use to carve a classic butter knife or other simple wooden kitchen tool. Take your new whittling knife home & continue making unique wooden objects on your own. Extra sticks and the whittling knife included in the price.

$75 / $70 UCBG Members

Top Dog with Top Dogs 2018 Registration - Alumni

Social Event | October 21 | 12-2 p.m. |  Alumni House

 Cal Alumni Association

Come join Cal’s most successful alumni and students for an afternoon of career networking and hot dogs at the Alumni House! Top Dog will be on-site to grill their famous, gourmet hot dogs, while guests converse about the Cal experience and professional life after graduation. The event will also include a keynote speaker and entertainment by a Berkeley crowd favorite. Join us for this wonderful...   More >

Berkeley Student Cooperative 85th Anniversary Celebration

Social Event | October 21 | 12-4 p.m. |  Rochdale Village

 2424 Haste St., Berkeley, CA 94704

 Berkeley Student Cooperative, Berkeley Student Cooperative

 Berkeley Student Cooperative

The Berkeley Student Cooperative will celebrate its 85th year anniversary at Rochdale Village with a gathering featuring live entertainment, all-you-can eat gourmet tacos, piñatas, and games for children of all ages.

Top Dog with Top Dogs 2018 Registration – Students

Social Event | October 21 | 12-2 p.m. |  Alumni House

 Cal Alumni Association

Come join Cal’s most successful alumni and students for an afternoon of career networking and hot dogs at the Alumni House! Top Dog with Top Dogs celebrates the Golden Bear spirit that Berkeley students and alumni of all ages share. Top Dog will be on-site to grill their famous, gourmet hot dogs, while guests converse about the Cal experience and professional life after graduation. The event will...   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 >

Sasha Waltz and Guests: Körper

Performing Arts - Dance | October 21 | 3-5 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Sasha Waltz, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

In her signature work, Körper (Bodies), Berlin choreographer Sasha Waltz explores the visceral tangle of humanity from the perspectives of history, science, and architecture. Waltz premiered Körper in her first season as artistic director of the Schaubühne Theater in 2000 and now revives the work as she is poised to take on the co-directorship of the Staatsballett Berlin next year. Set on 13 male...   More >

 Please note: this performance includes nudity.

$30-78 (prices subject to change)

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

Sasha Waltz & Guests performs Körper Saturday–Sunday, October 20–21, 2018 in Zellerbach Hall.

The Leopard

Film - Feature | October 21 | 7-10 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Visconti integrates a family history into a panoramic account of the Risorgimento; revolution informs the most intimate relationships between the aristocrat Fabrizio (Burt Lancaster), his radical nephew Tancredi (Alain Delon), and Angelica (Claudia Cardinale), whose marriage to Tancredi signals the symbolic merging of the classes. “Perhaps no film captures the Proustian aesthetic more firmly,”...   More >

Monday, October 22, 2018

​Graduate Student Seminar

Seminar | October 22 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 489 Minor Hall

 Sarah Kochik, Wildsoet Lab; Nevin El-Nimri, Wildsoet Lab

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Nevin El-Nimri's Talk
Manipulating Intraocular Pressure as a Novel Avenue for Controlling Myopia Progression

Myopia (near-sightedness) results from progressive, excessive eye enlargement and is associated with blinding complications. It has become a significant public health concern, reaching epidemic levels in some parts of the world. The eye is like a balloon, with pressure inside the eye...   More >

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)


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

Combinatorics Seminar: The Hopf monoid of orbit polytopes and its character group

Seminar | October 22 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Mariel Supina, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

A Hopf monoid is an algebraic structure that many families of combinatorial objects share. The collection of multiplicative functions defined on a Hopf monoid forms a group, called the character group. Aguiar and Ardila (2017) proved that the character groups for the Hopf monoids of permutahedra and associahedra are exponential power series under multiplication and composition, respectively. In...   More >

Political Economy Seminar: "The Long-lasting Effects of Living Under Communism on Financial Risk-Taking"

Seminar | October 22 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Ulrike Malmendier, UC Berkeley

 Department of Economics

The Political Economy Seminar focuses on formal and quantitative work in the political economy field, including formal political theory.

String-Math Seminar: 3D TQFTs from Argyres-Douglas theories

Seminar | October 22 | 2-3 p.m. | 402 LeConte Hall

 Mykola Dedushenko, Caltech

 Department of Mathematics

I will describe a construction which, for a given \(4d\), \(N=2\) Argyres-Douglas SCFT, seems to produce a three-dimensional TQFT, whose underlying modular tensor category coincides with that of a \(2d\) chiral algebra of the parent \(4d\), \(N=2\) theory.

Arithmetic Geometry and Number Theory RTG Seminar: On Shimura varieties for unitary groups

Seminar | October 22 | 3-5 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Brian Smithling, Johns Hopkins

 Department of Mathematics

Shimura varieties attached to unitary similitude groups are a well-studied class of PEL Shimura varieties (i.e., varieties admitting a moduli description in terms of abelian varieties endowed with a polarization, endomorphisms, and a level structure). There are also natural Shimura varieties attached to (honest) unitary groups; these lack a moduli interpretation, but they have other advantages...   More >

Ashwini Deo, "Marathi tense marking: A window into the lexical encoding of tense meanings"

Colloquium | October 22 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Ashwini Deo, The Ohio State University

 Department of Linguistics

Partee (1973) first observed that natural language tense expressions are analogous to pronouns in that they can be interpreted indexically, anaphorically, and like bound variables. These referential (i.e. indexical+anaphoric) and non-referential interpretations of tense marking have not been yet shown to have distinct reflexes in natural language temporal expressions – i.e. no language has been...   More >

Differential Geometry Seminar: Harmonic Z/2 spinors and wall-crossing in Seiberg-Witten theory

Seminar | October 22 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Aleksander Doan, Stony Brook

 Department of Mathematics

The notion of a harmonic Z/2 spinor was introduced by Taubes as an abstraction of various limiting objects appearing in compactifications of gauge-theoretic moduli spaces. I will explain this notion and discuss an existence result for harmonic Z/2 spinors on three-manifolds. The proof uses a wall-crossing formula for solutions of generalized Seiberg-Witten equations in dimension three, a result...   More >

Global warming: What you need to know, what people actually know, and how to bridge the gap

Colloquium | October 22 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 1215 Berkeley Way West

 David Romps, Physical Sciences and the Berkeley Atmospheric Sciences Center, UC Berkeley, and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

 Graduate School of Education

Abstract. Global warming is the most urgent issue of our time: coal, oil, and gas are being burned at an all-time record rate; as a result, the air that we breathe is filling up with carbon dioxide faster than ever before; in response, the Earth is heating rapidly; and both the carbon-dioxide pollution and the associated heating are permanent on any timescale of human interest. How well have...   More >

Seminar 271, Development: "Credit Lines as Insurance: Evidence from Bangladesh"

Seminar | October 22 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Greg Lane, UC Berkeley, ARE

 Department of Economics

Design Field Notes: Diane Wang

Seminar | October 22 | 4-5 p.m. | 220 Jacobs Hall

 Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation

Diane Wang is a Lead UX Designer at Google’s Daydream Labs, leading rapid prototyping efforts for AR/VR.

Seminar 208, Microeconomic Theory: "Ambiguous Persuasion"

Seminar | October 22 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Jian Li, McGill

 Department of Economics

Co-Authored with Dorian Beauchene and Ming Li

Mathematical Theories of Communication: Old and New

Lecture | October 22 | 4-5 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium

 Madhu Sudan, Harvard University

 Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing

Reliable and efficient digital communication is possible today largely due to some wonderful successes in mathematical modelling and analysis. A legendary figure in this space is Claude Shannon (1916-2001) who laid out the mathematical foundations of communication in his seminal 1948 treatise, where among other contributions he gave a mathematical definition of "entropy" and coined the now...   More >

Analysis and PDE Seminar: Wave maps on (1+2)-dimensional curved spacetimes

Seminar | October 22 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall | Canceled

 Casey Jao, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

I will discuss joint work with Cristian Gavrus and Daniel Tataru in which we study wave maps on a (1+2)-dimensional nonsmooth background. Our main result asserts that in this context, the wave maps system is locally wellposed at almost critical regularity.

Alyssa Ayres | Our Time Has Come: How India is Making Its Place in the World

Special Event | October 22 | 5-7 p.m. |  Silicon Valley Bank Auditorium

 3005 Tasman Drive, Santa Clara, CA 95054

 Alyssa Ayres, Senior Fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia, Council on Foreign Relations and Author

 Sanchita B. Saxena, Executive Director, Institute for South Asia Studies

 The Commonwealth Club, America India Foundation, Institute for South Asia Studies

A conversation with Alyssa Ayres, Senior Fellow for India, Pakistan, and South Asia, Council on Foreign Relations and Author of Our Time Has Come: How India is Making Its Place in the World.


  Registration opens October 1. Register online by October 22.

Deformation Theory Seminar: Operads and Koszul duality

Seminar | October 22 | 5:10-6:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Yixuan Li, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

In this talk we'll introduce operads and the interaction with sheaf theory. Parallel to the notion of Koszul algebras, we'll define Koszul operads and duality between them. In particular, connections with sheaves and Verdier duality will be explained in an example arising from the moduli spaces of genus zero stable curves with marked points.

SLAM: Perspectives from Biotech Industry: Science, Business and People

Seminar | October 22 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Dr. Janet Gunzner, Nektar Therapeutics

 QB3 - California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences

Sandow Birk: American Qur'an in Conversation with Professor Asad Ahmed, Department of Near Eastern Studies

Lecture | October 22 | 6-7:30 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Sandow Brik, Catharine Clark Gallery in San Francisco; Koplin del Rio Gallery in Los Angeles; P.P.O.W. Gallery in New York City

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Institute for South Asia Studies

A project to hand-transcribe the entire Qur'an according to historic Islamic traditions and to illuminate the text with relevant scenes from contemporary American life. Nine years in the making, the project was inspired by a decade of extended travel in Islamic regions of the world.

Los Angeles artist Sandow Birk is a well traveled graduate of the Otis/Parson's Art Institute. Frequently...   More >

Salesforce APM Info-Session

Information Session | October 22 | 6-7 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Heather Conklin, VP, Product Management, and summer 2018 APM interns will talk about the Associate Product Manager program at Salesforce, and the impact our inaugural class of APMs have had on the company.

Our Futureforce University Recruiting Program is dedicated to attracting, retaining, and cultivating next-generation talent. Our interns and new graduates work in offices across the globe...   More >

Let's Talk About Sex!: A Graduate Student Sexual Education Series

Workshop | October 22 | 6-7:30 p.m. | 183 Dwinelle Hall

 Graduate Student Wellness Project, Sexual Health Education Program

The Graduate Student Wellness Group and the Sexual Health Education Program are partnering up for three sextastic events this October! Topics include (but are not limited to) consent, healthy relationships, safer sex, STIs/HIV, and accessing birth control! Specifically, we will be addressing what healthy relationships look/don't look like, why STIs are on the rise, how to practice safer sex, and...   More >

Public Assembly: The Rise of Brazil's Far-Right

Meeting | October 22 | 6 p.m. | 5125 Dwinelle Hall

 Department of Spanish & Portuguese, Center for Latin American Studies

The second round of elections in Brazil is on October 28, 2018. All members of the community, including Bay Area residents, visitors, and UC Berkeley affiliates, are invited to an open forum to express their thoughts and discuss the current political crisis.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Structural Transparency and Open-Air Genetics

Seminar | October 23 | 9-9:30 a.m. | Barrows Hall, Radio broadcast, ON-AIR ONLY, 90.7 FM

 Aaron Pomerantz, PhD candidate, Department of Integrative Biology; Andrew Saintsing, PhD student, Department of Integrative Biology

 KALX 90.7 FM

Tune in to The Graduates this Tuesday for an interview with Aaron Pomerantz from the Department of Integrative Biology at UC Berkeley. Aaron is a PhD candidate whose research is focused on color in the wings of butterflies and moths.

Aaron Pomerantz sequencing DNA in the rain forest

Representation theory seminar: Skein relations for diagrammatic categories.

Seminar | October 23 | 10-11 a.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Rina Anno, Kansas State University

 Department of Mathematics

In the category of tangles objects are even natural numbers and morphisms between n and m are (n,m)-tangles up to isotopy. Weak triangulated represenations of this category are usually constructed in terms of generators and relations: we associate a functor to each tangle generator (a "cup", a "cap", or a "crossing"), and prove that certain compositions of these functors are isomorphic. It turns...   More >

Online MEng Info Session

Information Session | October 23 | 10-11 a.m. |  Online

 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. Alumni and admissions/student services staff will answer your questions and discuss our innovative leadership curriculum, capstone projects, technical concentrations, dedicated career services, and admissions criteria.

  Register online

Seminar 217, Risk Management: Proliferation of Anomalies and Zoo of Factors – What does the Hansen–Jagannathan Distance Tell Us?

Seminar | October 23 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Speaker: Xiang Zhang, SWUFE

 Consortium for Data Analytics in Risk

Recent research finds that prominent asset pricing models have mixed success in evaluating the cross-section of anomalies, which highlights proliferation of anomalies and zoo of factors. In this paper, I investigate that how is the relative pricing performance of these models to explain anomalies, when comparing their misspecification errors– the Hansen–Jagannathan (HJ) distance measure. I find...   More >

IBM Tabling in 3rd Floor, Soda Hall

Miscellaneous | October 23 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. | Soda Hall, In front of HP Auditorium (306 Soda Hall)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

"Meet an IBM Intern" Table Event

Ever wondered what it would be like to be a co-op student at IBM? Want to hear directly from interns themselves? Stop by the Soda Hall lobby from 11am-3pm to speak with IBM co-op students who have just wrapped up their internship.

Merck-Banyu Lecture: Chemistry Empowered by Unique Heterocycles

Seminar | October 23 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Dr. Naoya Kumagai, Institute of Microbial Chemistry

 College of Chemistry

Identification of new molecular entities opens a new avenue in chemistry on a broad basis. This talk introduces the development of unique heterocyclic compounds and architectures that are responsible for specific functions in catalysis and peculiar properties as materials.

"My Bad Attitude Toward the Pastoral": The Country and the City in the Poetry of C.S. Giscombe: Global Urban Humanities Fall 2018 Colloquium

Colloquium | October 23 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 170 Wurster Hall

 Global Urban Humanities

"My Bad Attitude Toward the Pastoral": The Country and the City in the Poetry of C.S. Giscombe"
Chiyuma Elliott
Assistant Professor of Afircan American Studies
Tuesday, October 23, 12-1:30pm
Wurster 170

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

In C. S. Giscombe’s 1994 book-length poem Here, the...   More >

Student Faculty Macro Lunch - "The Missing Profits of Nations"

Presentation | October 23 | 12-1 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Gabriel Zucman, Professor of Economics, UC Berkeley

 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.

  RSVP by emailing jgmendoza@berkeley.edu by October 18.

Sarwar Uddin Ahmed | Does it pay to be socially responsible in Bangladesh?

Lecture | October 23 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Sarwar Uddin Ahmed, Professor of Finance and Director, BBA Program, School of Business, Independent University, Bangladesh

 Sanchita B. Saxena, Director, Subir and Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies; Executive Director, Institute for South Asia Studies

 The Subir and Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies, Institute for South Asia Studies, Global Programs at Goldman School of Public Policy

A talk by Professor of Finance and Director, BBA Program, School of Business, Independent University, Bangladesh, Dr. Sarwar Uddin Ahmed.

Back Talk: Less Stress on Your Back (BEUHS404)

Workshop | October 23 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

 Mallory Lynch, Campus Ergonomist, Ergonomics@Work


Learn new ways of performing daily activities with less stress to your back. Practice some useful stretching and strengthening exercises. Wear comfortable clothing.

  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 Filipino Primitive: Accumulation, Resistance, and the American Museum

Lecture | October 23 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Sarita Echavez See, Professor of Media and Cultural Studies, UC Riverside

 Filipino and Philippine Studies Working Group

Prof. See will discuss her new book The Filipino Primitive: Accumulation, Resistance, and the American Museum (NYU Press, 2017) - a counterdisciplinary study of the epistemological, aesthetic and curatorial politics of collecting things and people.

Is a Habitable Planet a Human Right? Juliana v. United States: A discussion with Kelly Matheson, Jordan Diamond, Sharon Duggan et al

Panel Discussion | October 23 | 12:45-2 p.m. | 110 Boalt Hall, School of Law

 Kelly Matheson, WITNESS; Sharon Duggan, Our Children's Trust; Tamara Morgenthau, International Human Rights Law Clinic; Ted Lamm, Center for Law, Energy & the Environment

 Jordan Diamond, Center for Law, Energy and the Environment

 Human Rights Center, Center for Law, Energy, & the Environment, Human Rights Law Students Association

Can litigation and advocacy protect the vulnerable peoples of the world where democracy and politics have failed?

  RSVP online

Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet Design and Formatting (BETEC011): Betec011

Workshop | October 23 | 1-4 p.m. | 24 University Hall

 Kathleen Valerio

 Human Resources

Spreadsheet Basics: Learn how to navigate in and across spreadsheets. Use AutoFill to build spreadsheets and link them into quarterly reports with basic equations in Microsoft Excel.

Learning objectives:

* Insert and format data.
* Use AutoFill.
* Insert/delete hide and unhide rows and columns.
* Name, move, add and delete worksheets.
* Apply filters and sorts.
* Export files to Excel...   More >

Indivisible Tohono: Resisting the US-Mexico Border and Militarization on Tohono O’odham Land Through Education and Civic Engagement

Panel Discussion | October 23 | 1-2:30 p.m. | 554 Barrows Hall

 April Ignacio, Indivisible Tohono O'odham; Gabriella Cazares-Kelly, Indivisible Tohono O'odham; Annamarie Stevens, Indivisible Tohono O'odham

 Fantasia Painter, Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Ethnic Studies, UC Berkeley

 Center for Native American Issues Research on, Native/Immigrant/Refugee Crossings Research Initiative

Indivisible Tohono is a grassroots organization working on issues that affect the Tohono O'odham Nation and those that affect the Natives within the state of Arizona and federally. Tohono O’odham is a federally recognized tribe split by the US-Mexico border in what is today southern Arizona, and it has become well known for its recent refusal to allow Trump’s Wall on Tohono O’odham land. This...   More >

Connecting for Your Career: Networking Basics for Ph.D. Scientists

Workshop | October 23 | 1-2:15 p.m. | 177 Stanley Hall

 Rosanne Lurie, QB3-Berkeley

 QB3 - California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences

Sometimes the word “networking” seems loaded – this workshop, led by Rosanne Lurie, Director, QB3-Berkeley Graduate and Postdoc Career Development will help you get around the myths and fears, and learn the real value of connecting with others. Identify ways that networking can help you in career exploration, career planning, and your job search. We will discuss techniques for talking clearly...   More >

Copyright and Your Dissertation

Workshop | October 23 | 1-2:30 p.m. | 309 Sproul Hall


This workshop will provide you with a practical workflow for navigating copyright questions and legal considerations for your dissertation or thesis. Whether you’re just starting to write or you’re getting ready to file, you can use this workflow to figure out what you can use, what rights you have, and what it means to share your dissertation online.

  RSVP online

Symplectic Working Group: Shapes of symplectic manifolds

Seminar | October 23 | 2-3 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Dmitry Tonkonog, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

3-Manifold Seminar: Tait colorings and foams

Seminar | October 23 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall


 Department of Mathematics

We'll discuss Kronheimer-Mrowka's deformed instanton homology of spatial webs $J^\sharp (K;\Gamma )$. For planar webs $K$, we show that $J^\sharp (K;\Gamma ')$ is spanned by foams, where $\Gamma '$ is an appropriate coefficient system.

Butterfly Walk

Tour/Open House | April 24 – October 23, 2018 the fourth Tuesday of the month every month | 3-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join Sally Levinson, Garden volunteer propagator, docent and 'caterpillar lady', as she guides you through the Botanical Garden in search of butterflies.

Space is on a first-come basis. Children welcome. Free with garden admission.

Free with Garden Admission

Student Harmonic Analysis and PDE Seminar (HADES): Almost conservation laws and low regularity well-posedness for nonlinear Schrodinger equations

Seminar | October 23 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 James Rowan, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

For energy-subcritical nonlinear Schrodinger equations, the law of conservation of energy can be used to extend the local well-posedness theory for solutions with initial data in $H_x^1$ to a global well-posedness theory in $H_x^1$. If we want a global well-posedness theory in a Sobolev space $H_x^s$ for $0 < s < 1$, the energy may be infinite, and thus conservation of energy is unavailable....   More >

Probabilistic Operator Algebra Seminar: On convolutions and transforms in operator valued free probability

Seminar | October 23 | 3:45-5:45 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Weihua Liu, Indiana University

 Department of Mathematics

In this talk, I will introduce a class of independence relations which include free, Boolean and monotone independence in operator valued probability. I will briefly review some analytic properties of operator-valued free, Boolean and monotone convolutions. After that, I will show some analytic properties of two other important convolutions which are called orthogonal convolution and s-free...   More >

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: Moment Varieties of Measures on Polytopes

Seminar | October 23 | 3:45-4:45 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Bernd Sturmfels, MPI MIS, Leipzig

 Department of Mathematics

The uniform probability measure on a convex polytope induces piecewise polynomial densities on the projections of that polytope. For a fixed combinatorial type of simplicial polytopes, the moments of these measures are rational functions in the vertex coordinates. We study projective varieties that are parametrized by finite collections of such rational functions. Our focus lies on determining...   More >

From Cal to Google to LBNL: Becoming an Atomic Architect

Seminar | October 23 | 4-5 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Tess Smidt, LBNL

 Computational Materials at Berkeley

2018 CAL Ballot Breakdown: Boots on the Ground: Your Vote Counts

Special Event | October 23 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 150 University Hall

 Dan Morain, Senior Editor, CALmatters

 Public Health, School of

Do you want to make a real impact on important issues of health and social justice in California? Do you care about affordable housing, mental health, access to safe and clean drinking water, treatment of farm animals?

Come to University Hall 150 on Tuesday, October 23 from 4:00-5:30 PM to learn about the 2018 California ballot initiatives at this session led by Dan Morain from CALMatters, an...   More >

2018 G.N. Lewis Memorial Lecture: The Application of Physical Organic Methods to the Investigation of Organometallic Reaction Mechanisms

Lecture | October 23 | 4 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall

 Robert Bergman, Gerald E. K. Branch Distinguished Professor, Emeritus; Professor of the Graduate School, Department of Chemistry, UC Berkeley

 College of Chemistry

A Nostalgia Trip Through Some Organotransition Metal Chemistry of the Late 20th Century

Professor Robert Bergman

Charting Your Course: Planning Your Years at Cal and Beyond: L&S Workshop Series Shoot for the Stars

Workshop | October 23 | 4-6 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

Graduate Mentors, College of L&S

 College of Letters & Science, L&S Graduate Mentors

A workshop focused on planning your college career--including study abroad and internships--to prepare for life after graduation.

Optimal robot action for and around people: Berkeley Distinguished Lectures in Data Science

Lecture | October 23 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 190 Doe Library

 Anca Dragan, Professor, Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, UC Berkeley

 Berkeley Institute for Data Science

Estimation, planning, control, and learning are giving us robots that can generate good behavior given a specified objective and set of constraints. What I care about is how humans enter this behavior generation picture, and study two complementary challenges: 1) how to optimize behavior when the robot is not acting in isolation, but needs to coordinate or collaborate with people; and 2) what to...   More >

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: Tensor-Multinomial Sums of Ideals and Applications

Seminar | October 23 | 5-6 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Robert Walker, University of Michigan

 Department of Mathematics

Given a polynomial ring $C$ over a field and proper ideals $I$ and $J$ whose generating sets involve disjoint variables, we determine how to embed the associated primes of each power of $I+J$ into a collection of primes described in terms of the associated primes of select powers of $I$ and of $J$. We discuss applications to constructing primary decompositions for powers of $I+J$, and to...   More >

A New Malaysia? Elite Defectors and Opposition Success in Malaysia’s 2018 Elections

Lecture | October 23 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Sebastian Dettman, Postdoctoral Fellow in Contemporary Asia, Shorenstein Asia-Pacific Research Center, Stanford University

 Center for Southeast Asia Studies

This past May, a coalition of opposition parties in Malaysia, headed by former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad, won power, unseating the National Front (Barisan Nasional or BN) government for the first time in 61 years. This talk will examine the roots of this victory in the unique coalitional dynamics that allowed the BN to hold power for so many decades – and for the opposition to win.

Election night, May 2018


Film - Series | October 23 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

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

Global Social Venture Competition Info Session

Information Session | October 23 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | B100 Blum Hall

 Institute for Business and Social Impact

Innovating meaningful solutions to the world’s most challenging problems using technology? This year the Global Social Venture Competition (GSVC) is celebrating 20 years of impact and kicking off our application season by inviting you to our first info session! Come and learn more about the eligibility guidelines, venture requirements, and helpful tips to strengthen your application.

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Around Arthur Szyk: Berkeley Scholars on Art and History: Household, Halakhah, Haggadah. Family Life and Religious Authority at the Passover Seder

Lecture | October 23 | 5:30-7 p.m. |  Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)

 Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

Berkeley Scholars on Art and History

In the course of the 2018-2019 academic year, Berkeley historians, art historians, media, and Jewish Studies scholars will present insightful research and commentary Around Arthur Szyk in a series of programs at The Magnes.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018
5:30 PM–7:00PM
The Magnes
2121 Allston Way, Berkeley

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  RSVP online by October 23.

IBM Tech Talk and Networking Event: Challenges in AI Platform: Ethics and Bias

Information Session | October 23 | 6-8 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Wonder what working at IBM is like? Join us for a Tech Talk and networking event following with IBMers in a variety of technical roles. Are you submitting applications for internships and full time opportunities this semester? We'll also share some insight into IBM's recruiting process.

Casual (jeans encouraged)

Food will be provided!

We the People: Raising Our Voices: with Erwin Chemerinsky and Jeffrey Edleson

Panel Discussion | October 23 | 7 p.m. |  JCC East Bay, Berkeley Branch

 1414 Walnut Street, Berkeley, CA, CA 94709

 Jeffrey Edleson, Dean, School of Social Welfare; Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean, Boalt Law School

 Social Welfare, School of

An intimate discussion with Erwin Chemerinsky (dean of the University of California, Berkeley, School of Law) and Jeffrey Edleson (dean and professor at the University of California, Berkeley, School of Social Welfare)
The foremost authority of the first amendment and free speech (Chemerinsky) and a leading expert on domestic abuse (Edleson) discuss the rights and privileges of our voices—how...   More >

$12.00 Members $15.00 Public

Vicki Ray, piano: ecStatic – new music for piano and electronics

Performing Arts - Music | October 23 | 8-10 p.m. |  McEnerney Hall (1750 Arch St.)

 Center for New Music and Audio Technologies (CNMAT)

Described as “phenomenal and fearless,” Grammy nominated pianist Vicki Ray is a leading interpreter of contemporary piano music. Known for thoughtful and innovative programming which seeks to redefine the piano recital in the 21st century, Vicki’s concerts often include electronics, video, recitation and improvisation.