Conference/Symposium | November 18 | 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m. | West Pauley Ballroom
Nitesh Kumar, Head of Data Science, Affirm; Andrew FigPope, Lead Data Architect, Celmatix; Anagha Joshi, Data Scientist, Tesla; Jason Goodman, Data Scientist, Airbnb; Anthony Suen, Director of Programs, Berkeley Division of Data Science
This is the 3rd Annual Berkeley Data Science Panel hosted by Data Science Society at Berkeley. Highly accomplished professionals from Tesla, Airbnb, Berkeley Division of Data Sciences, Affirm, and Celmatix will be speaking about their diverse experiences in the data science industry. After the speaker sessions, youll get a chance to talk to these professionals and hear from them on a more... More >
Performing Arts - Theater | November 18 | 2-4 p.m. | Zellerbach Playhouse | Canceled
Initially censored following its premiere in 1664, TARTUFFE is a bold work that is decidedly relevant today. Set in present-day Los Angeles, TARTUFFE is the story of a con man disguised as a pious spiritual leader who wheedles his way into the home of a gullible, affluent patriarch in the midst of a mid-life crisis promptly setting the household topsy turvy!
$13 Students & Seniors, Cal Staff & Faculty: online in advance, $15 Students & Seniors, Cal Staff & Faculty: at the door (ID required), $18 General Admission: $18 online in advance, $20 General Admission: at the door
Film - Feature | November 18 | 2-6 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
In the life of Ludwig II, the mad king of Bavaria, Visconti found a fit subject for his own transcendent sense of spectacle. Ludwig was a tragic figure who made an art out of life itself: born into extreme wealth, he chose to pursue happiness in the realm of the sublimein art and matters of the heartbut he never achieved anything close to happiness. Nor did his soul fly free of his body. He... More >
Film - Feature | November 18 | 2:45-4:45 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Bergmans eccentric made-for-television drama is both a fond tribute to Swedish silent cinema and an autumnal look back at the directors own career. In a Swedish insane asylum in 1925, a lunatic engineer teams with another patient to create a film, a living talkie, based on their own obsessions. Soon they have a cast, a crew, and even a tour across the country. All of Bergmans great... More >
Performing Arts - Music | November 18 | 3 p.m. | Hertz Concert Hall
Wei Cheng, director
Join the Chamber Chorus for an exploration of European Voices throughout time and space - a musical journey of Baltic passion, Mediterranean romance, Evangelical spirit, and more. Featuring composers from the Renaissance period to today, including Monteverdi, J.S. Bach, Rossini, Arvo Part, and Hubert Parry.
The UCB Chamber Chorus is the universitys premiere concert choir.... More >
$16 General Admission, $12 non-UCB students, seniors, current/retired UCB faculty and staff, groups 10+, $5 UCB students
Film - Feature | November 18 | 7-9 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
"Every generation needs to know or believe that the world can be a better place, claims a character in Krzysztof Kieslowskis examination of will, destiny, and chance, a fascinating precursor to the concerns of his Three Colors trilogy and a biting condemnation of the complex choices (or lack thereof) of individuals in a totalitarian regime. Made during the beginning of the Solidarity period in... More >
Conference/Symposium | November 19 | 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. | UC Berkeley Campus, Graduate School of Education, Room 1104
Professor Ron Avi Astor, Professor, USC; Dr. Alisa Crovetti, Faculty, UC Berkeley Graduate School of Education; Alla Lefkowitz, Deputy Director, Affirmative Litigation, Everytown for Gun Safety; Emily Ozer, Professor, UC Berkeley School of Public Health
Part of a series of multidisciplinary conversations on gun violence with leading professors, litigators and practitioners.
Lecture | November 19 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conference Room) | Canceled
Aditi Saraf, Postdoctoral Fellow, Institute for Social and Cultural Anthropology, Ludwig-Maximilians University, Munich
A talk by Dr. Aditi Saraf, postdoctoral fellow at the Institute for Social and Cultural Anthropology, Ludwig-Maximilians University, Munich.
Lecture | November 19 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 602 Barrows Hall
Jasmine Syedullah, Visiting Assistant Professor in Sociology, Vassar College
JOB TALK IN GENDER & WOMEN'S STUDIES
Jasmine Syedullah is a black feminist political theorist of abolition, as well as co-author of "Radical Dharma: Talking Race, Love, and Liberation" (North Atlantic Books, 2016). She is currently Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology at Vassar College. Her research brings a black feminist approach to questions of political theory to ask how the carceral... More >
Lecture | November 19 | 12-1 p.m. | 202 UC Berkeley Extension (Golden Bear Center)
Christina Gerhardt, Visiting Scholar at the University of California at Berkeley and Associate Professor of Film and German Studies at the University of Hawaii at Manoa
In 1964, the Free Speech Movement at UC Berkeley achieved national visibility with a series of student protests responding to the administrations decision to ban information tables regarding the Civil Rights Movement. They mark the first time that the civil disobedience tactics of the Civil Rights Movement were brought to a college campus and served as a foundation for future protests such as... More >
Seminar | November 19 | 12-2 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall
Raphael Lardeux - "Income Tax Misperception: Bunching where Tax Liabilities (may) start"
Dario Tortarolo - "Means-tested Transfers and Rent Sharing: Identification from a Change in the Remittance System"
RSVP online by November 15.
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
Seminar | November 19 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall
Bob Lutz, University of Michigan
This talk defines Dirichlet arrangements, a generalization of graphic hyperplane arrangements arising from electrical networks and order polytopes of finite posets. After establishing some basic properties we characterize Dirichlet arrangements whose Orlik-Solomon algebras are Koszul and show that the underlying matroids satisfy the half-plane property. We also discuss the role of Dirichlet... More >
Seminar 211, Economic History: Are Bigger Banks Better? Firm-Level Evidence from Germany: Joint with Macroeconomics (237)
Seminar | November 19 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall
Kilian Huber, University of Chicago
Arithmetic Geometry and Number Theory RTG Seminar: Bounding Points on Curves using $p$-Adic Hodge Theory
Seminar | November 19 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 784 Evans Hall
Brian Lawrence, University of Chicago
Methods of $p$-adic analysis provide the most powerful tools to bound the set of rational points on a curve. The earliest work in this direction was the method of Chabauty; in many cases this is already enough to enumerate (with proof) the rational points. Much more recently, work of Kim on the unipotent fundamental group has led to computational breakthroughs by Balakrishnan, Dogra et al. The... More >
Seminar | November 19 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 501B Campbell Hall
Yvette Cendes, Toronto
After the initial flash and bang of a supernova, radio emission can continue for decades as the shockwave interacts with the circumstellar material (CSM) shed by the progenitor star before the explosion. These observations can, in turn, provide key insights into both the explosion mechanism and pre-supernova evolution of the progenitor system, as well as probe the transition from supernova to... More >
Lecture | November 19 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 3108 Etcheverry Hall
Somayeh Sojoudi, Berkeley IEOR and EECS
The area of data science lacks efficient computational methods with provable guarantees that can cope with the large-scale nature and the high nonlinearity of many real-world systems. Practitioners often design heuristic algorithms tailored to specific applications, but the theoretical underpinnings of these methods remain a mystery and this limits their usage in safety-critical systems. In this... More >
Seminar | November 19 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall
Ben Faber, UC Berkeley
Lecture | November 19 | 4-5 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium
Paul Beame, University of Washington
In the early part of the 20th century, Gödel, Turing, and Tarski showed that no consistent system of reasoning can contain proofs of important properties of the natural numbers or of computations. In these cases, the difficulty stems from the need to reason about infinities of numbers or time that don't show up in our everyday world. In contrast, proofs of properties in a bounded size world... More >
Lecture | November 19 | 4-5 p.m. | 220 Jacobs Hall
Nick Seaver is an assistant professor in the Department of Anthropology and Program on Science, Technology, and Society at Tufts University. He has conducted ethnographic fieldwork with the developers of algorithmic music recommender systems in the US, which is the subject of a forthcoming book titled Computing Taste.
Seminar | November 19 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall
Maciej Zworski, UC Berkeley
I will explain how the results of Bourgain, Burq and the speaker '13 can be used to obtain control and observability by rough functions and sets on 2-tori. We show that for the time dependent Schrödinger equation, any set of positive measure can be used for observability and controllability.
For non-empty open sets this follows from the results of Haraux '89 and Jaffard '90, while for... More >
Seminar | November 19 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall
Dr. Anna Cederstav, Earthjustice
Del Chiaro Lecture Fall 2018: Etrusco-Corinthian Pottery in Context - A Corinthianising Phenomenon in Etruria
Lecture | November 19 | 5:30-8:30 p.m. | Faculty Club, The Seaborg Room
Szilvia Lakatos, Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest
Panel Discussion | November 19 | 6-8 p.m. | B100 Blum Hall
Education Initiative for Development
How is technology shaping education in developing countries? Join an open discussion with panelists from M-Soma, a Kenyan coding institute, IDinsight, a data-driven impact assessment firm, CAMFED, a SF-based African education NGO, and the Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab, a global research center. Hear these experts share lessons learned and best practices about their work in Africa, Central... More >
Lecture | November 19 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Osher Theater, BAMPFA | Canceled
Marisa Morán Jahn
A daemon for ancient Greeks referred to a divinity or being betwixt and between humans and the supernatural, an inner spirit or inspiring force. Today, daemon commonly refers to a discrete background process that handles requests for services such as print spooling and file transfers, and is dormant when not required.
A tool is a device or implement used to carry out a specific function.... More >
Lecture | November 19 | 8-10 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Pauley Ballroom | Canceled
Robert Reich, Chancellor's Professor of Public Policy, UC Berkeley
This event has been postponed until the spring semester due to poor air quality.
The Mario Savio Memorial Lecture and Young Activist Award are presented annually to honor the memory of Mario Savio (1942-
1996), a spokesperson for Berkeley's Free Speech Movement of 1964, and the spirit of moral courage and vision which he and
countless other activists of his generation exemplified... More >
Free admission. Open to the public; first come, first served.
Lecture | October 30 – December 4, 2018 every Tuesday | 190 Doe Library
Deb Agarwal, Department Head, Data Science and Technology, Computational Research Division, LBNL; Rosemary Gillespie, Professor, Environmental Science, Policy & Management; Rachel Slaybaugh, Assistant Professor, Nuclear Engineering
Kristina Hill, Associate Professor, Landscape Architecture & Environmental Planning and Urban Design
The Berkeley Distinguished Lectures in Data Science, co-hosted by the The Berkeley Division of Data Sciences and the Berkeley Institute for Data Science (BIDS), return for the Fall 2018 series. Lectures feature Berkeley faculty doing visionary research that illustrates the character of the ongoing data revolution.
Seminar | November 20 | Barrows Hall, Radio broadcast, ON-AIR ONLY, 90.7 FM
Forrest Freund, PhD Candidate, Department of Integrative Biology; Ashley Smiley, PhD Candidate, Department of Integrative Biology
Tune in for another episode of The Graduates as we speak with Forrest Freund about lycophytes, botany, and plant evolution. Forrest is a Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Integrative Biology. In the interview, Forrest talks about how he became interested in biology, his background in research, and the plant group he is currently studying, Isoëtes. Forrest also discusses his experience working... More >
Information Session | November 20 | 8-9 a.m. | Online Webinar
Are you ready to take advantage of all UC Berkeley has to offer? Hear from International Student Advisors about what to expect upon arrival, what to bring with you, and how to make the most of your EAP experience at UC Berkeley. The experts - current students at UC Berkeley - as well as UCEAP staff will also be present to help answer any questions you may have.
Students who attend this... More >
Seminar | November 20 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall
Our lab aims to identify reactions for the synthesis and modification of peptides and proteins. We apply these to study functional consequences of naturally occurring posttranslational protein modifications (PTMs), in particular phosphorylated Lys- and Cystein-residues,1 as well as to generate novel protein-conjugates for pharmaceutical and medicinal applications.2
In this presentation l will... More >
Meeting | February 20, 2018 – January 5, 2021 every Tuesday | 12:15-1 p.m. | 3110 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.
Erich Mendelsohn vs. the Skyscraper Primitives: A Berliner in Jazz-Age Manhattan: Global Urban Humanities Fall 2018 Colloquium
Colloquium | November 20 | 1-2:30 p.m. | 172 Wurster Hall
"Erich Mendelsohn vs. the Skyscraper Primitives: A Berliner in Jazz-Age Manhattan"
Associate Professor of Architecture
Tuesday, November 20, 1-2:30pm
Part of the Global Urban Humanities Colloquium The City and Its People, Rhetoric 198-3 / ARCH 198-2, Rhetoric 244A / ARCH 298-2
Upon first sight of the Manhattan skyline in 1924, Erich Mendelsohn proclaimed it an... More >
Colloquium | November 20 | 1-2:30 p.m. | 172 Wurster Hall
This lecture examines the work and travelogues of architect Erich Mendelsohn and the influence of Manhattans built environment on his future work in Berlin.
Seminar | November 20 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall
Sandro Ambuehl, University of Toronto
Seminar | November 20 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall
Saroj Bhattarai, University of Texas at Austin
We present a general, competitive open economy business cycles model with capital accumulation, trade in intermediate goods, production externalities in the intermediate and final goods sectors, and iceberg trade costs. Our main theoretical result shows that under appropriate parameter restrictions this model is isomorphic in terms
of aggregate equilibrium predictions to dynamic versions of... More >
Probabilistic Operator Algebra Seminar: Free products of finite-dimensional von Neumann algebras in terms of free Araki-Woods factors
Seminar | November 20 | 3:45-4:45 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall | Canceled
Michael Hartglass, Santa Clara University
A landmark result of Dykema in 1993 classified free products of tracial finite dimensional von Neumann algebras in terms of interpolated free group factors. In 1997, Shlyakhtenko constructed the free Araki-Woods factors, a natural type III analogue of the free group factors. He asked whether arbitrary free products of non-tracial finite dimensional von Neumann algebras can always be expressed in... More >
Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: Some basic homological constructions
Seminar | November 20 | 3:45-4:45 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall
David Eisenbud, MSRI, UC Berkeley
If you study representations (of a group or ring or...), the building blocks are the representations that are there "for free": the regular representation of a group, the free modules over a commutative ring,.... . The applications of representation theory are greatly extended by considering complexes and resolutions, and again there are some that are there "for free", such as the Koszul complex,... More >
Seminar | November 20 | 4-5 p.m. | 775 Tan Hall
Our research uses chemistry principles to address questions of importance in life sciences and molecular medicine. This lecture will cover recent examples of emerging areas in our group in:
(i) methods developed for site-selective chemical modification of proteins at cysteine, disulfide and lysine and their use to build stable and functional protein conjugates for in vivo applications... More >
Seminar | November 20 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall
Sergei Tretiak, Theoretical Division, Center for Nonlinear Studies and Center for Integrated Nanotechnologies, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Hybrid organic−inorganic perovskites (HOPs) have demonstrated an extraordinary potential for clean sustainable energy technologies and low-cost optoelectronic devices such as solar cells, light emitting diodes, detectors, sensors, ionic conductors, etc. This talk overviews the main features of the optoelectronic properties of three dimensional (3D) and layered two-dimensional (2D) HOPs by... More >
Film - Documentary | November 20 | 4-6 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room) | Canceled
Arik Moran, Faculty, Department of Asian Studies, University of Haifa
Alexander von Rospatt, Professor for Buddhist and South Asian Studies, and director of the Group in Buddhist Studie
A documentary that explores an ancient human sacrifice ritual that takes place in an indigenous Hindu community in the Western Himalayas.
Film - Documentary | November 20 | 7-9 p.m. | 160 Kroeber Hall
Rick Tejeda, UC Berkeley
Filmmaker Rick Tejada Flores unravels secrets of his familys past in Bolivia, discovering his grandfathers hidden role as President during one of the bloodiest wars in Latin America. From downtown La Paz to the remote mountain town of Llojeta, Tejada Flores explores how his family, as part of the white ruling class, perpetuated disparities in rural indigenous communities. He finds both a family... More >
Miscellaneous | April 25 – December 12, 2018 every Wednesday | Anthony Hall
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.
Holiday | November 21 | 106 Stanley Hall
Holiday | November 21 | UC Botanical Garden
Seminar | November 21 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 VLSB, Grinnell-Miller Library
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 >
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