<< Week of December 02 >>

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Christmas Tree Sale: Hosted by the Cal Forestry Club

Holiday | December 2 – 7, 2018 every day | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Mulford Hall

 Cal Forestry Club

Local and sustainably-harvested trees.

Preorders are available until November 29. To preorder, go to:
tinyurl.com/orderatree

2018 Annual Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health Alumni Networking Luncheon: Honoring Professor Brenda Eskenazi

Special Event | December 2 | 11 a.m.-2 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room

 Brenda Eskenazi, CERCH, UC Berkeley Center of Excellence in Maternal and Child Health

 Center of Excellence in Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health

Please join the Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health Program in honoring Dr. Brenda Eskenazi at the 2018 Alumni Networking Luncheon! We are excited to celebrate the accomplishments of Dr. Eskenazi’s 30-year career in research, teaching, and mentoring.

$35.00 Regular, $25.00 Students

  Tickets go on sale October 11. Buy tickets online

Berkeley Art Studio's Holiday Pop-Up Shop: Gifts, arts, crafts, handmade by local artists

Holiday | December 1 – 10, 2018 every day | 12-10 p.m. |  Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union

 Berkeley Art Studio

Need holiday gifts but are tired of shopping at the same old big-box stores and online-mega-retailers? Pick up your holiday gifts at the Berkeley Art Studio‘s Holiday Pop-Up Shop on the UC Berkley campus. We carry artist-made ceramics, drawings, paintings, prints, photographs, holiday cards, jewelry, and more!

Scenes from a Marriage

Film - Feature | December 2 | 12:30-5 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Johan (Erland Josephson) and Marianne (Liv Ullmann) are the perfect twosome: two houses, two cars, two daughters, two careers. They have the perfect marriage, until one day, they do not. Are we all living in utter confusion? they wonder together; have we missed something important? Bergman’s masterful approach to the dissolution is more an exercise in veneer-stripping than outright dissection....   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 >

Chai and Spice Workshop

Workshop | December 2 | 2-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Come enjoy and learn about the Garden’s tropical plant collection that provide the spicy ingredients for chai. Deepa Natarajan will lead you on a journey through spice history and and teach you a couple of recipes for making masala chai. Take home a recipe and spice blend and sip lots of chai along the way!

$35, $30 members

  Register online or by calling 510-664-7606

Shai Wosner, piano

Performing Arts - Music | December 2 | 3-5 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Shai Wosner, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

Program:
Schubert/Sonata No. 16 in A minor, D. 845, Op. 42
Schubert/Sonata No. 17 in D Major, D. 850, Op. 53, Gasteiner
Schubert/Sonata No. 18 in G Major, D. 894, Op. 78, Fantasie

$46 (prices subject to change)

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

Pianist Shai Wosner performs Sunday, December 2, 2018 in Hertz Hall.

Science Film Festival: Jurassic Park

Film - Series | December 2 | 5:30 p.m. |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lee Bishop, Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

During its 50th anniversary year, the Lawrence Hall of Science is presenting a series of inspiring science films, introduced by scientists from UC Berkeley and beyond.

In Jurassic Park, scientists have effectively brought dinosaurs back to life. But what happens when they can't control their creations?

This film will be introduced by Lee Bishop, Director of the Hall's Biotech Learning Lab.

$12

  Buy tickets online

Boom for Real: The Late Teenage Years of Jean-Michel Basquiat

Film - Feature | December 2 | 7-8:20 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

On the brink of bankruptcy in the 1970s, New York City’s expansive urban blight proved to be the perfect petri dish for a thriving downtown art scene. Not yet twenty, Jean-Michel Basquiat was a ubiquitous and inspiring presence in a community that included Jim Jarmusch and this film’s director, Sara Driver. They and other veterans of the scene share recollections of Basquiat. Combining rarely...   More >

University Gospel Chorus

Performing Arts - Music | December 2 | 7:30 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall | Note change in date and time

 Department of Music

D. Mark Wilson, director

The University Gospel Chorus at the University of California, Berkeley started in the nineteen seventies as an informal activity of students who were interested, and in some cases, experienced in the tradition of gospel music performance. The Gospel Chorus subsequently became an ensemble of the Choral Music Division of Student Musical Activities (Associated Students of...   More >

$16 General Admission, $12 non-UCB students, seniors, current/retired UCB faculty and staff, groups 10+, $5 UCB students

  Buy tickets online or by calling 510-642-9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Hult Prize-UC Berkeley Competition: Application Deadline

Deadline | December 2 | 11:45-11:50 p.m. |  Haas School of Business

 Berkeley Haas Entrepreneurship Program, Berkeley Haas Center for Social Sector Leadership

The challenge for each team involved in the 10th Anniversary Hult Prize will be to build the foundations of a venture that will provide meaningful work for 10,000 youth within the next decade.

Apply now to the UC Berkeley Competition. Finalists will compete on Tuesday, December 4th and the 1st place winner will move on to the regional competition and one step closer to the $1 million grand...   More >

Monday, December 3, 2018

Christmas Tree Sale: Hosted by the Cal Forestry Club

Holiday | December 2 – 7, 2018 every day | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Mulford Hall

 Cal Forestry Club

Local and sustainably-harvested trees.

Preorders are available until November 29. To preorder, go to:
tinyurl.com/orderatree

FALL 2018 ARCHITECTURE STUDIO FINAL REVIEWS: ARCH 100A & XB-100A

Presentation | December 3 | 9 a.m.-6 p.m. |  Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

MON, DEC 3, 9am-6pm. Students in ARCH 100A and XB-100A will be exhibiting their work and presenting their projects to faculty and guest critics.

Bruker Tracer portable XRF geochemistry

Workshop | December 3 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Dr. Lee Drake, Archaeologist and geochemistry specialist, Bruker

 Archaeological Research Facility

Training in the Bruker Tracer X-Ray fluoresence unit

 Please register for this workshop. Make reservations online

Bruker Tracer 5i

Dissertation Talk: Scalable RF Receivers for Large Antenna Arrays

Seminar | December 3 | 10-11 a.m. | 2108 Allston Way (Berkeley Wireless Research Center), Rabaey room

 Kosta Trotskovsky, Berkeley Wireless Research Center

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Making bonds by breaking bonds: An unconventional approach to making molecules

Seminar | December 3 | 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | 775 Tan Hall

 Junichiro Yamaguchi, Department of Chemistry, Waseda University

 College of Chemistry

As we are in the business of making molecules, forming and breaking bonds are like two sides of the same coin: the construction of molecules with the desired architecture necessitates the ability to break specific bonds at will. We aim to break stable carbon–carbon bonds in order to create new bonds, and we will strive to design efficient catalysts to accelerate this process.
Currently, this...   More >

Oxyopia Seminar

Seminar | December 3 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 489 Minor Hall

 Kevin Duffy, Department of Psychology and Neuroscience, Dalhousie University

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Post-Baccalaureate Health Professions Program Online Information Session

Information Session | December 3 | 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

Berkeley Art Studio's Holiday Pop-Up Shop: Gifts, arts, crafts, handmade by local artists

Holiday | December 1 – 10, 2018 every day | 12-10 p.m. |  Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union

 Berkeley Art Studio

Need holiday gifts but are tired of shopping at the same old big-box stores and online-mega-retailers? Pick up your holiday gifts at the Berkeley Art Studio‘s Holiday Pop-Up Shop on the UC Berkley campus. We carry artist-made ceramics, drawings, paintings, prints, photographs, holiday cards, jewelry, and 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)

 Library

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

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

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

Moffitt Wellness Program

Erotic Resistance: Latina/x Feminist and Queer Performance in San Francisco Strip Clubs from the 1960s to the 1990s

Lecture | December 3 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 602 Barrows Hall

 Gigi Otálvaro-Hormillosa, Teaching Fellow in the Program in Writing and Rhetoric, Stanford University

 Department of Gender and Women's Studies

In this talk which draws on archival and ethnographic research, Otálvaro-Hormillosa employs visual and performance analyses to map out a Latina/x feminist and queer herstoriography during two historic moments in relation to San Francisco’s sex industry.

Mondays Mindfulness at Moffitt

Workshop | November 26 – December 31, 2018 every Monday | 12-1 p.m. | Moffitt Undergraduate Library, Wellness Room

 Human Resources

Overcome insomnia & stress. Focus the mind. Foster creativity, resiliency & well-being. No previous experience required. Open to students, staff, and faculty in the Cal community (UCB ID required to enter Moffitt Library). For the mindfulness-curious to novices and experts. Weekly practice or drop in.

Certificate Program in Paralegal Studies Online Information Session

Information Session | December 3 | 12-1 p.m. |  Online

 Tom McGuire, Program Director, UC Berkeley Extension

 UC Berkeley Extension

UC Berkeley Extension’s Certificate Program in Paralegal Studies</a> is a comprehensive, accelerated course of study that is designed by paralegals for paralegals and taught by practicing attorneys.

  Register online

Political Economy Seminar: "Decentralization and the Gamble for Unity"

Seminar | December 3 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Mike Gibilisco, UC Berkeley

 Department of Economics

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

SURF Summer Research Scholarships Info Session

Information Session | December 3 | 2-3 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Sean Burns, Director, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

 Office of Undergraduate Research

OURS Staff will discuss eligibility criteria for SURF programs, benefits of the fellowship and tips for a successful application

Western Language Resources for East Asian Studies

Information Session | December 3 | 2-3:30 p.m. | East Asian Library, Room 341

 Bruce Williams, C. V. Starr East Asian Library

 Library

Introduction to locating materials and information in Western languages in the area of East Asian Studies by using library databases, catalogs and other bibliographic tools.

Northern California Symplectic Geometry Seminar: Persistence homology, and the Rokhlin equivalence clases

Seminar | December 3 | 2:30-3:30 p.m. | 384H STANFORD

 Claude Viterbo, Universite de Paris-Sud

 Department of Mathematics

We explain how using the Floer version of persistence homology, we can find invariants of Rokhlin equivalence classes i.e. $f \simeq g$ if there is a chain $f_0=f,.... f_n=g$ such that the $C^0$ closure of the conjugacy orbit of $f_i$ and $f_{i+1}$ meet. We shall explain the $2$ dimensional case, and its generalization to higher dimensions using the $C^0$ continuity of γ explained in Sobhan's...   More >

How to Write a Research Proposal Workshop

Workshop | December 3 | 3-4 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

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

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Need to write a grant proposal? This workshop is for you! You'll get a head start on defining your research question, developing a lit review and project plan, presenting your qualifications, and creating a realistic budget.

Open to all UC Berkeley students.

Arithmetic Geometry and Number Theory RTG Seminar: Exceptional splitting of abelian surfaces over global function fields

Seminar | December 3 | 3-5 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Ananth Shankar, MIT

 Department of Mathematics

Let $A$ denote a non-constant ordinary abelian surface over a global function field (of characteristic p > 2) with good reduction everywhere. Suppose that $A$ does not have real multiplication by any real quadratic field with discriminant a multiple of $p$. Then we prove that there are infinitely many places modulo which $A$ is isogenous to the product of two elliptic curves. This is joint work...   More >

Carlos Gussenhoven, "Between phonetics and phonology: Of the beast and the untamed savage"

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

 Carlos Gussenhoven

 Department of Linguistics

Phonetic implementation is the conversion of a surface phonological representation into an acoustic signal that represents a canonical pronunciation. My interest in this talk is in two ways in which speakers can intervene here, one targeting the meaning of the message and the other its phonology. The first, for which Dwight Bolinger’s (1978) ‘untamed savage’ is emblematic, concerns the addition...   More >

Northern California Symplectic Geometry Seminar: The spectral norm in C^0 symplectic topology

Seminar | December 3 | 4-5 p.m. | 383N STANFORD

 Sobhan Seyfaddini, Institut de Mathematiques de Jussieu

 Department of Mathematics

We will show that the spectral norm on the group of Hamiltonian diffeomorphisms, introduced in the works of Viterbo, Schwarz and Oh, is continuous with respect to the $C^0$ topology, when M is symplectically aspherical. This statement was previously proven only in the case of closed surfaces. This has numerous applications one of which is a generalization of the Arnold conjecture for Hamiltonian...   More >

Gesture: its relationship to thinking and speaking

Seminar | December 3 | 4-5 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 Sotaro Kita, University of Warwick

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

This presentation concerns a theory on how gestures (accompanying speaking and silent thinking) are generated and how gestures facilitate the gesturer's own cognitive processes. I will present evidence that gestures are generated from a general-purpose Action Generator, which also generates “practical” actions such as grasping a cup to drink, and that the Action Generator generates gestural...   More >

Analysis and PDE Seminar: A mathematical framework for proving existence of weak solutions to a class of nonlinear parabolic-hyperbolic moving boundary problems

Seminar | December 3 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Suncica Canic, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

The focus of this talk will be on nonlinear moving-boundary problems involving incompressible, viscous fluids and elastic structures. The fluid and structure are coupled via two sets of coupling conditions, which are imposed on a deformed fluid-structure interface. The main difficulty in studying this class of problems stems from the strong geometric nonlinearity due to the nonlinear...   More >

Churchill: Walking with Destiny: Andrew Roberts Book Talk

Lecture | December 3 | 5 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium

 Andrew Roberts

 Institute for Anglo-American Studies Program Government Studies, and Center for British Studies

Please join the UC Berkeley Anglo-American
Studies Program, Institute for Government
Studies, and Center for British Studies for an event
with historian Andrew Roberts, who will be
discussing his new book "Churchill: Walking with
Destiny." Mr. Roberts will be on hand following his
talk for a reception and book signing.

The History and Science of Paper in Manuscripts of Central Asia

Lecture | December 3 | 5-7 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Agnieszka Helman-Ważny, University of Hamburg & University of Warsaw

 Tang Center for Silk Road Studies

Manuscripts from the Silk Road have been used as a key source in the study of religions, literature, and the cultural history of Central Asia. However, they have hardly ever been viewed as artifacts in their own right. As one of the most important physical features of a manuscript, paper serves as a means to distinguish one type of manuscript from another, and can help to determine the origin of...   More >

Student to Student Peer Counseling: In Moffitt Library for RRR Week

Special Event | December 3 – 9, 2018 every day | 6-10 p.m. | Moffitt Undergraduate Library, Room 350C on 3rd Floor

 Student to Student Peer Counseling

Student to Student Peer Counseling will be available in Moffitt Library room 350C from 6-10pm during RRR week for drop in counseling sessions.

Branches from the Same Tree: The National Academy on the Role of Humanities and Art in “STEM/M” Learning

Lecture | December 3 | 6:30-7:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Join a roundtable that responds to a seminal report on the necessary role of the arts, design, and the humanities in the future of work and higher education. Commissioned by the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, the report argues that a twenty-first-century workplace needs graduates with the capacity for flexible educational models that cultivate critical thinking,...   More >

Trnka’s Sixties Masterworks

Film - Feature | December 3 | 7-8:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

By the 1960s, at the height of his powers, Trnka turned his attention away from fables and fairy tales and toward more pointed allegories and satires. Playfully probing works like Passion and Cybernetic Grandma (a surrealist look at a space-age future) are arguably the short-form, animated precursors to the Czech New Wave features that would follow a few years later. But Trnka’s 1965 masterwork...   More >

Global Social Venture Competition: Application Deadline

Deadline | December 3 | 11:45-11:50 p.m. |  Apply Online

 Institute for Business and Social Impact, Berkeley Haas Center for Social Sector Leadership

Calling all social entrepreneurs! Applications for the 2019 Global Social Venture Competition are now open. If you have a young startup aiming to make a difference in the world and are using technology for good, apply by December 3rd! All entries are reviewed by leading experts in the fields of social entrepreneurship, innovation, and impact investing. Top teams from across the globe will compete...   More >

  Register online

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Fall 2018 Berkeley Distinguished Lectures in Data Science

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

 Data Sciences

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.

Garden Closed

Special Event | January 2 – December 4, 2018 the first Tuesday of the month every month |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

The garden is closed the first Tuesday of every month.

-Why is the Garden Closed one day a month?
For the safety of the public and the safety of the collection, the Garden’s Horticultural staff need one day per month to complete jobs that may pose safety risks to visitors, such as dropping tree limbs, renovating paths, or controlling pests.

-I’m only in Berkeley for one day from...   More >

Christmas Tree Sale: Hosted by the Cal Forestry Club

Holiday | December 2 – 7, 2018 every day | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Mulford Hall

 Cal Forestry Club

Local and sustainably-harvested trees.

Preorders are available until November 29. To preorder, go to:
tinyurl.com/orderatree

Bruker Tracer portable XRF geochemistry

Workshop | December 4 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Dr. Lee Drake, Archaeologist and geochemistry specialist, Bruker

 Archaeological Research Facility

Training in the Bruker Tracer X-Ray fluoresence unit

 Please register for this workshop. Make reservations online

Bruker Tracer 5i

FALL 2018 ARCHITECTURE STUDIO FINAL REVIEWS: ARCH 200A & 100C

Presentation | December 4 | 9 a.m.-6 p.m. |  Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

TUE, DEC 4, 9am-6pm. Students in ARCH 200A and ARCH 100C will be exhibiting their work and presenting their projects to faculty and guest critics.

Dissertation Talk: Ionocraft: Flying Microrobots With No Moving Parts

Seminar | December 4 | 10-11 a.m. | 490H Cory Hall

 Daniel Drew, UC Berkeley

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Autonomous mobile microrobots will inform the connected world of tomorrow. This talk will focus on my work developing novel electrohydrodynamic (EHD) actuators. Robotic platforms enabled by these thrusters have interesting capabilities, including: silent flight, mechanical simplicity by virtue of having no moving parts, and extremely high thrust-to-weight ratios.

BASF Lecture in Chemical Sciences: Harnessing the Chemistry of Plant Natural Product Biosynthesis

Seminar | December 4 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Sarah O'Connor, John Innes Centre, Department of Biological Chemistry

 College of Chemistry

Plants, which make thousands of complex natural products, are outstanding chemists. Through the concerted action of enzymes that are assembled into metabolic pathways, nature creates chemical complexity from simple starting materials. I will highlight some of the unusual enzymatic transformations that plants use to make complex, bioactive natural products, and will also discuss methods by which...   More >

Hildebrand Scholars Roundtable

Colloquium | December 4 | 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall | Note change in time

 Kimberly Huynh, Civil/Environmental Engineering

 Desiree Valadares, Architecture; Alexandra Havrylyshyn, Berkeley Law

 Canadian Studies Program (CAN))

Hildebrand Scholars Roundtable


Join Canadian Studies for the final Colloquium of the Fall 2018 Semester. Three outstanding young scholars will present their work, followed by Q&A.

Kimberly Huynh
PhD Candidate, Civil/Environmental Engineering
"Water-driven methane transport in Burns Bog, British Columbia, Canada."

Desiree Valadares
PhD Candidate, Architecture
"The Reparative...   More >

Certificate Program in Human Resource Management Online Information Session

Information Session | December 4 | 12-1 p.m. |  Online

 UC Berkeley Extension

Discover how this certificate, approved by the Human Resource Certification Institute, can help you make the most of growing opportunities in human resource management.

  Register online

Webnet: The Best of HighEdWeb

Workshop | December 4 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 303 Doe Library

 Debra Goldentyer, Digital Director, Haas School of Business

 Director of Staff Learning and Development

Student Faculty Macro Lunch - "Competition and The Pass-Through of Unconventional Monetary Policy: Evidence from TLTROs"

Presentation | December 4 | 12-1 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Matteo Benetton, Assistant Professor of Finance, 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.
** MUST RSVP**

  RSVP by emailing jgmendoza@berkeley.edu by November 30.

Making the most of digital resources at the Berkeley Library: A workshop for STEM E&O professionals

Workshop | December 4 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Science@Cal

Michael Sholinbeck, Outreach Instruction Librarian, and Margaret Phillips, Librarian, lead this workshop on library resources for STEM education and outreach practitioners.

CEO Forum: Making the most of digital resources at the Berkeley Library: A workshop for STEM E&O professionals

Workshop | December 4 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Michael Sholinbeck, Outreach Instruction Librarian; Margaret Phillips, Librarian

 Coalition for Education & Outreach (CEO)

De-stressing with Thriving in Science (December Seminar)

Seminar | December 4 | 12-2 p.m. | 231 Barker Hall

 Thriving in Science

Please come join us for this final 2018 activity! We’ll be serving lunch in 231 Barker Hall on December 4th. We’ll have blank mugs and wood slices that you can paint with oil pens and de-stress at the end of the semester. Please feel free to join us at any time, even if you aren’t into crafts and just want to grab lunch—everyone is welcome!

The New Abnormal: A Town Hall on California's Fires and the Future

Meeting | December 4 | 12-1 p.m. | The Commonwealth Club, Taube Family Auditorium

 110 The Embarcadero, San Francisco, CA 94105

 Greg Dalton, Founder, Climate One

 J. Keith Gilless, Professor of Forest Economics, Environmental Science, Policy, and Management (ESPM); Thom Porter, Chief of Strategic Planning, California Department of Forestry and Fire Protection; Kurtis Alexander, Water, Wildfire, and Climate Writer, San Francisco Chronicle; Maggi Kelly, Professor and Cooperative Extension Specialist, Environmental Science, Policy, and Management (ESPM)

 Climate One

Wildfires have always been part of life for the state of California. However, in the past year the state has seen 7 of its 20 most destructive wildfires ever, including the recent Camp Fire in Butte County, which directly impacted the Bay Area for days, and the Woolsey Fire in Malibu outside of Los Angeles. Combined, both fires cost hundreds of lives and caused billions of dollars in...   More >

Berkeley Art Studio's Holiday Pop-Up Shop: Gifts, arts, crafts, handmade by local artists

Holiday | December 1 – 10, 2018 every day | 12-10 p.m. |  Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union

 Berkeley Art Studio

Need holiday gifts but are tired of shopping at the same old big-box stores and online-mega-retailers? Pick up your holiday gifts at the Berkeley Art Studio‘s Holiday Pop-Up Shop on the UC Berkley campus. We carry artist-made ceramics, drawings, paintings, prints, photographs, holiday cards, jewelry, and more!

Cook Well Berkeley Healthy Cooking Series: Healthier Holiday Treats (BEUHS641)

Workshop | December 4 | 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

Cookies, cakes, and candies, oh my! Stand out from the crowd with healthier holiday gifts and desserts this year. Colleagues, family, and friends will appreciate your support and you can save money by making homemade gifts and desserts! Demonstration, recipes, and samples provided.

  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.

CCHF Virtual Symposium

Conference/Symposium | December 4 | 1-4 p.m. | 775B Tan Hall

 College of Chemistry

2019 Judith Lee Stronach Baccalaureate Prize Info Session: Funding for post graduation social engagement projects

Information Session | December 4 | 1-2 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Mary Crabb, Office of Undergraduate Research & Scholarships

 Office of Undergraduate Research

The Judith Lee Stronach Baccalaureate Prize supports intellectual and creative pursuits that heighten awareness of issues of social consciousness and contribute to the public good. The award gives students the opportunity to extend and reflect upon their undergraduate work at Berkeley by undertaking a social engagement project after their graduation.

Up to $25,000.

Symplectic Working Group: Log Calabi-Yau surfaces and Lagrangian torus fibrations

Seminar | December 4 | 2-3 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Catherine Cannizzo, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Vertigo in a High Place, or, Rapaz amid the Ontologies

Workshop | December 4 | 3-6 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Frank Salomon, Professor Emeritus, John V. Murra Professor Emeritus of Anthropology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

 Archaeological Research Facility

Within Kaha Wayi’s murky chamber both political self-government and rituals managing relations with the environment take place. Work in Kaha Wayi richly expresses an “implicit cosmology.” What should we think about such systems?

CEDSOC End of Semester Meeting

Meeting | December 4 | 3:30-5:30 p.m. |  Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design Students of Color

Join CEDSOC for a break during RRR week. Enjoy food and learn updates for various CEDSOC campaigns.

Event is sponsored by the UC Berkeley Graduate Assembly and is ADA accessible. For disability accommodation requests and information, please contact Disability Access Services by phone at 510.643.6456 (voice) or 510.642.6376 (TTY) or by email at accessibility@berkeley.edu.

Student Harmonic Analysis and PDE Seminar (HADES): Low regularity solutions for gravity water waves

Seminar | December 4 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Albert Ai, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

We consider the local well-posedness of the Cauchy problem for the gravity water waves equations, which model the free interface between a fluid and air in the presence of gravity. It has been known that by using dispersive effects, one can lower the regularity threshold for well-posedness below that which is attainable by energy estimates alone. Using a paradifferential reduction of...   More >

Pimental Seminar in Physical Chemistry: Electric Fields and Enzyme Catalysis

Seminar | December 4 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall | Canceled

 Steven Boxer, Department of Chemistry, Stanford University

 College of Chemistry

We have developed the vibrational Stark effect to probe electrostatics and dynamics in organized systems, in particular in proteins where vibrational probes can report on functionally important electric fields. The strategy involves deploying site-specific vibrational probes whose sensitivity to an electric field is measured in a calibrated external electric field. Once calibrated, these probes,...   More >

And Then They Came For Us

Film - Documentary | December 4 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Library

 Abby Ginzberg, Filmmaker

 Library

Featuring George Takei and many others who were incarcerated, as well as newly rediscovered photographs of Dorothea Lange, this film brings history into the present, retelling this difficult story and following Japanese American activists as they speak out against the Muslim registry and travel ban. Knowing our history is the first step to ensuring we do not repeat it.

Mochida Family by Dorothea Lange

Seminar 221, Industrial Organization: ​"Nonparametric Demand Estimation in Differentiated Products Markets"

Seminar | December 4 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Giovanni Compiani, Haas School of Business

 Department of Economics

Maps of a rising water table: The hidden component of sea level rise: Berkeley Distinguished Lectures in Data Science

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

 Kristina Hill, Associate Professor, Landscape Architecture & Environmental Planning, UC Berkeley

 Berkeley Institute for Data Science

Map-based data viewers have been available for several years that reveal where coastal flooding is likely to occur as oceans warm and ice sheets melt. Recently, geologists have begun to study the influence of sea level rise on groundwater, and have concluded that in some coastal areas, as much or more land could flood as a result of rising groundwater than will flood directly from saltwater. Yet...   More >

Health Care Under the Knife: Moving Beyond Capitalism for Our Health

Colloquium | December 4 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Kroeber Hall, 221, Gifford Room

 Howard Waitzkin, Distinguished Professor of Sociology, University of New Mexico

 Berkeley Center for Social Medicine, National Nurses United and the California Nurses Association

These days, our health and well-being are sorted through a profit-seeking financial complex that monitors and commodifies our lives. Our access to competent, affordable health care grows more precarious every day. Waitzkin will discuss just what's wrong with our medical system, how it got this way, and a winning strategy in moving toward a post-capitalist health-care system.

Student to Student Peer Counseling: In Moffitt Library for RRR Week

Special Event | December 3 – 9, 2018 every day | 6-10 p.m. | Moffitt Undergraduate Library, Room 350C on 3rd Floor

 Student to Student Peer Counseling

Student to Student Peer Counseling will be available in Moffitt Library room 350C from 6-10pm during RRR week for drop in counseling sessions.

Hult Prize-UC Berkeley Competition: Final Pitch Event

Miscellaneous | December 4 | 6-8:30 p.m. | Haas School of Business, Wells Fargo Room, Cheit Hall

 Berkeley Haas Center for Social Sector Leadership, Berkeley Haas Entrepreneurship Program

The challenge for each team involved in the 10th Anniversary Hult Prize will be to build the foundations of a venture that will provide meaningful work for 10,000 youth within the next decade.

Join us on December 4th and watch the top 10 UC Berkeley teams pitch products and solutions that will change the world. The 1st place winner moves on to the regional competition and one step closer to...   More >

Caminos de la Ciencia: De Ingeniería Química a Microbiología y de Regreso

Presentation | December 4 | 6:30-7:45 p.m. | César E. Chávez Branch, Oakland Public Library, Suite 271

 3301 East 12th St., Oakland, CA 94601

 Dr. Javier A. Ceja-Navarro, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

 Science@Cal

This Presentation will be in Spanish / Esta presentación será en español

En esta presentación, el Dr. Javier A. Ceja-Navarro, investigador del Laboratorio Nacional de Berkeley, nos hablará sobre su trayectoria en la ciencia y las oportunidades que lo han llevado a estudiar microbios, bichos y el medio ambiente.

Javier nació en Tuxpan, Nayarit, México, y realizó toda su preparación...   More >

De Ingeniería Química a Microbiología y de Regreso