<< Week of January 20 >>

Sunday, January 20, 2019

Winter at the Hall

Special Event | December 21, 2018 – March 20, 2019 every day |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

This winter, visit the Hall for interactive exhibits, special hands-on activities, intriguing Planetarium shows, and more!

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 3 – December 29, 2019 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 plants from around the world, learn about the vast diversity in the collection, and see what is currently in bloom. Meet at the Entry Plaza.

Free with Garden admission. Advanced registration not required

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Film - Feature | January 20 | 2 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Lang’s masterpiece is a terrifying excursion into an urban underworld where it is difficult to distinguish morally between the activities of organized crime and organized law enforcement. Peter Lorre gives his immortal performance as a pathetic child murderer pursued by both the law and the syndicate. In the rigor of its construction, where theme, style, and mood all express a kind of entrapment...   More >

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago

Performing Arts - Dance | January 20 | 3-5 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Hubbard Street Dance Chicago, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

Program:
Program A (1/18 and 1/20)
Alejandro Cerrudo/Silent Ghost
William Forsythe/N.N.N.N.
Nacho Duato/Jardí Tancat
Crystal Pite/Grace Engine

Program B (1/19)
Emma Portner and Lil Buck/New Piece (music: Dev Hynes, with Third Coast Percussion) (Bay Area Premiere)

$30-68 (prices subject to change)

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

Hubbard Street Dance Chicago performs Friday–Sunday, January 18–20, 2019 in Zellerbach Hall.

David Finckel, cello; Wu Han, piano

Performing Arts - Music | January 20 | 3-5 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 David Finckel, cello; Wu Han, piano, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

Program:
Beethoven/Cello Sonata No. 3 in A Major, Op. 69
Brahms/Cello Sonata No. 1 in E minor, Op. 38
Mendelssohn/Cello Sonata No. 2 in D Major, Op. 58

$68 (prices subject to change)

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

David Finckel and Wu Han perform Sunday, January 20, 2019 in Hertz Hall.

Not Wanted

Film - Feature | January 20 | 4:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Last year we paid tribute to Ida Lupino, an actress turned independent producer and director who created “problem” films of a uniquely hard-edged variety, dealing with such subjects as rape, bigamy, and unwed motherhood, and shot on location with low budgets and a telegraphic film language that put every penny to work. At that time her first feature production, Not Wanted, was unavailable; it is...   More >

Workingman's Death

Film - Feature | January 20 | 6:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Michael Glawogger (who died in 2014) wondered if, in the digital age, heavy manual labor is disappearing, or maybe just becoming invisible. In this film the megadirector offers portraits of grueling work and fearless workers, allowing us to reimagine what work is and what survival means in the twenty-first century, when it’s every man for himself, and God has replaced the state. In illegal...   More >

Full: Hālau O Keikialiʻi

Performing Arts - Dance | January 20 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Kumu Hula Kawika Keikiali`I Alfiche and Hālau o Keikiali`I present an evening of live music, storytelling, and both ancient (Kahiko) and modern ('Auana) hula. The hula is a direct reflection of environment and in every dance there is a story. Come enjoy the stories and traditions of Hawaiian culture. “Always the dancers’ feet [connect] to the earth, their hips to the sea and their arms to...   More >

Monday, January 21, 2019

Winter at the Hall

Special Event | December 21, 2018 – March 20, 2019 every day |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

This winter, visit the Hall for interactive exhibits, special hands-on activities, intriguing Planetarium shows, and more!

Martin Luther King Jr. Day- Garden Closed

Miscellaneous | January 21 |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

The Garden is closed today in observation of MLK Jr. Holiday.

Davis Projects for Peace $10K campus-wide award application deadline: 10k Grant Award Opportunity for Undergrads

Deadline | January 21 |  International House

 International House

Projects for Peace is an initiative open to UC Berkeley undergrads to design grassroots projects for the summer of 2019 - anywhere in the world - which promote peace and address the root causes of conflict among parties.

We encourage applicants to use their creativity to design projects and employ innovative techniques for engaging project participants in ways that focus on conflict...   More >

Davis Projects for Peace Campus-wide 10K Award Opportunity

Martin Luther King Jr. Day – Hall Open

Miscellaneous | January 21 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

The Lawrence Hall of Science will be open on Martin Luther King Jr. Day from 10:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.

BIO Bears Meetup: Full Moon Hike

Social Event | January 21 | 7-8 p.m. |  International House

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Join Berkeley International Office in hiking up to the Big C under the light of the full moon! At the top of this easy hike, you're treated to a breath-taking view of the bay lit up by city light and stars.

To attend this event, RSVP here.

We will meet in front of the International House at 7 PM. Bring comfy hiking shoes, water, and a...   More >

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

LRLJ Editing Training

Workshop | January 22 |  Boalt Hall, School of Law

 La Raza Law Journal

The Journal will be hosting this training for members to learn how to review "above-the-line" work in an article to be published in spring. They will also learn substantive skills in editing and writing styles.

Winter at the Hall

Special Event | December 21, 2018 – March 20, 2019 every day |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

This winter, visit the Hall for interactive exhibits, special hands-on activities, intriguing Planetarium shows, and more!

Programming gene circuits with genome and transcriptome engineering to combat disease

Seminar | January 22 | 10-11 a.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Patrick Hsu, Salk Institute for Biological Studies

 Bioengineering (BioE)

Rapid advances in genome profiling and analysis have illuminated many genomic changes related to human disease. The ability to interrogate the functional roles of such variants in pathogenesis and their potential as therapeutic targets is critical for the development of new medicines. CRISPR tools that systematically reverse-engineer cellular processes through rapid and precise perturbations...   More >

Getting Your Bearings: Doe and Moffitt Libraries Tour

Tour/Open House | January 22 | 10-11 a.m. | Doe Library, Tour starts at the north entrance

 Library

Join other students and get your bearings with a 3-in-one tour of the Doe Memorial Library, Moffitt Undergraduate Library, and the Main Stacks. See these central libraries and learn about the student services they provide.

Getting Your Bearings Library Tour

William G. Dauben Lecture in Organic Chemistry: Skin-Inspired Polymer Electronic Materials and Devices

Seminar | January 22 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Zhenan Bao, Department of Chemical Engineering, Stanford University

 College of Chemistry

Skin is the body’s largest organ, and is responsible for the transduction of a vast amount of information. This conformable, stretchable, self-healable and biodegradable material simultaneously collects signals from external stimuli that translate into information such as pressure, pain, and temperature. The development of electronic materials, inspired by the complexity of this organ is a...   More >

Seminar 217, Risk Management: Instrumental variables as bias amplifiers with general outcome and confounding

Seminar | January 22 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Speakers: Peng Ding, UC Berkeley

 Consortium for Data Analytics in Risk

Drawing causal inference with observational studies is the central pillar of many disciplines. One sufficient condition for identifying the causal effect is that the treatment-outcome relationship is unconfounded conditional on the observed covariates. It is often believed that the more covariates we condition on, the more plausible this unconfoundedness assumption is. This belief has had a huge...   More >

3-Manifold Seminar: Organizational meeting

Seminar | January 22 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Ian Agol, UC BERKELEY

 Department of Mathematics

This semester I plan to cover material about special groups and arithmetic manifolds of simplest type, among other things. We'll overview these topics and results that we plan to cover this semester in the seminar.

Of Pathogens and Humans. A Cultural History of the Policies on Epidemics in the Nineteenth Century

Lecture | January 22 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Andrea Wiegeshoff, Marburg University (Germany)

 Institute of European Studies, GHI West – Pacific Regional Office of the German Historical Institute Washington DC

In the nineteenth century, epidemics reached, for the first time in history, all inhabited continents. Globally spreading pathogens were an unintended side effect of a growing flow of people, animals and goods across state borders, imperial spaces and continents. "Of pathogens and humans" is an ongoing research project that analyzes reactions to increasingly mobile diseases in the American and...   More >

Rally to Commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the Third World Liberation Front

Lecture | January 22 | 12-1 p.m. | Sproul Hall, Mario Savio Steps

 Paola Bacchetta, Faculty Member, Gender and Women's Studies; Hatem Bazian, Faculty Member, Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies, UC Berkeley, http://ethnicstudies.berkeley.edu/faculty-profile/hatem-bazian, Provost, Co-founder and Faculty Member of Islamic Law and Theology at Zaytuna College; Oliver Jones, 1969 TWLF Student Striker, Member of the Afro-American Students Union, and Civil Rights Attorney; Jeff Leong, Poet, Author, 1969 TWLF Student Striker, and Member of the Asian American Political Alliance; Ysidro Macias, Poet, Author, Artist, Retired Attorney, Tortilla Maker, 1969 TWLF Student Striker, and Member of Mexican-American Student Confederation; Lulu Matute, Artist and Undergraduate Scholar, UC Berkeley; LaNada War Jack, 1969 TWLF Student Striker, Member of Native American Students Union, and Shoshone-Bannock Nation Activist, Writer, Educator and 1969 TWLF Student Striker, Indigenous Visions Network; Eddie Zheng, Former San Quentin incarceree, and Founder of Asian Prisoners Support Committee, Asian Prisoners Support Committee; Marcelo Garzo Montalvo, Artist, Musician, Ph.D. Candidate, The Department of Ethnic Studies, UC Berkeley, Graduate Student Researcher, Center for Race and Gender; Floyd Huen, 1969 TWLF Student Striker and Member of Asian American Political Alliance; Cynthia Ledesma; Abraham Ramirez, PhD. Candidate, The Department of Ethnic Studies, UC Berkeley; Vicci Wong, 1969 TWLF Student Striker and Member of the Asian American Political Alliance

 Blake Simons, Assistant Director, Fannie Lou Hamer Black Resource Center; Joanne Yi, UC Berkeley Undergraduate, and Director of External Affairsm REACH!, REACH!

 American Cultures, TWLF 1969/twLF veterans, TWLF Research Initiative, Asian Pacific American Student Development, Department of African American Studies, Chicanx Latinx Student Development, Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies, Asian Prisoner Support Committee, Islamophobia Research & Documentation Project, Native American Studies, Department of Ethnic Studies, REACH!

Rally to celebrate the first day and 50th anniversary of the Third World Liberation Front strike.

Courtesy of Ethnic Studies Library

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.

Become a Polyglot: Join the SLC Language Exchange Program

Information Session | January 22 | 1-2 p.m. |  César E. Chávez Student Center

 SLC Language Exchange Program

Are you looking to enhance your language skills? Do you want to expand your community at Cal and around the world? Become a part of the SLC Language Exchange Program! We provide a fun, flexible way for Cal students to meet and share languages and cultures. Each semester, we connect hundreds of language enthusiasts and want you to join us!

Attend an information session to learn more about our...   More >

  RSVP online

Microsoft Excel Formulas and Functions: Betec007

Workshop | January 22 | 1:30-4 p.m. | S300T Haas School of Business

 Keith Samsell

 Human Resources

This course details the process by which calculations are created in Microsoft Excel workbooks. Emphasis is placed on the underlying theory and syntax of formulas and functions, as well as their complimentary abilities and use cases.

Learning Objectives

* Understand the fundamental differences of values vs. formats.
* Use AutoCalculate to display summary information from multiple cells.
*...   More >

Getting Your Bearings: Doe and Moffitt Libraries Tour

Tour/Open House | January 22 | 2-3 p.m. | Doe Library, Tour starts at the north entrance

 Library

Join other students and get your bearings with a 3-in-one tour of the Doe Memorial Library, Moffitt Undergraduate Library, and the Main Stacks. See these central libraries and learn about the student services they provide.

Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program Info Session

Information Session | January 22 | 2-3 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Stefanie Ebeling, Program Manager/Student Advisor, Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program, Office of Undergraduate Research

 Office of Undergraduate Research

The Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program gives undergraduate students the opportunity to work with UC Berkeley professors on faculty research projects.

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

Information Session | January 22 | 3-4 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 >

Differential Geometry Seminar: The topology of fixed point components of Tori’s actions in positively curved manifolds

Seminar | January 22 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 732 Evans Hall

 Burkhard Wilking, Universität Münster

 Department of Mathematics

We show that each fixed point component of an isometric torus action of a 5 torus has the rational cohomology of a rank one symmetric space. We give various applications.

Peter Zhang - Dynamic optimization on networks: designing biodefense supply chain

Seminar | January 22 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 306 Soda Hall

 Peter Zhang, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 Industrial Engineering & Operations Research

Abstract: Bioattacks, i.e., the intentional release of pathogens or biotoxins against humans to cause serious illness and death, pose a significant threat to public health and safety due to the availability of pathogens worldwide, scale of impact, and short treatment time window. I model the defender’s static antibiotic inventory prepositioning decision and dispensing capacity installation...   More >

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: Algebraic geometry and representation theory meets complexity theory (Part I)

Seminar | January 22 | 3:45-4:45 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Joseph M. Landsberg, Texas A & M

 Department of Mathematics

In the past decade, algebraic geometry and representation theory have been used to obtain lower complexity bounds for central problems such as Valiant's algebraic version of P v. NP (permanent v. determinant) and determining the complexity of matrix multiplication. At the same time, complexity theory has raised new, interesting questions in geometry. I will give an overview of these developments...   More >

What did the metal know, and when did she know it?: Ultrafast XUV spectroscopy reveals short-lived states in transition metal complexes and organohalide perovskites

Seminar | January 22 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Josh Vura-Weis, Department of Chemistry, University of Illinois

 College of Chemistry

X-ray absorption near edge spectroscopy (XANES or NEXAFS) is a powerful technique for electronic structure determination. However, widespread use of XANES is limited by the need for synchrotron light sources with tunable x-ray energy. Recent developments in extreme ultraviolet (XUV) light sources using the laser-based technique of high-harmonic generation have enabled core-level spectroscopy to...   More >

How to Write a Research Proposal Workshop

Workshop | January 22 | 4-5 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.

Thematic Seminar: The stability of Kerr-de Sitter space and global analysis

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

 Andras Vasy, Stanford University

 Department of Mathematics

Vasy will discuss, based on joint work with Peter Hintz, the stability of the family of Kerr-de Sitter (KdS) black holes, which are rotating black holes in a spacetime with positive cosmological constant, as solutions of Einstein's vacuum equation: spacetimes evolving from initial data close to those of a KdS metric stay globally close to this KdS spacetime, and are indeed asymptotic to a nearby...   More >

Job Market Seminar: "Robust Semiparametric Estimation in Panel Multinomial Choice Models"

Seminar | January 22 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Wayne Gao, Yale Economics

 Department of Economics

Field(s): Econometrics, Microeconomic Theory, Economics of Networks

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: Algebraic geometry and representation theory meets complexity theory (Part II)

Seminar | January 22 | 5-6 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Joseph M. Landsberg, Texas A & M

 Department of Mathematics

In the past decade, algebraic geometry and representation theory have been used to obtain lower complexity bounds for central problems such as Valiant's algebraic version of P v. NP (permanent v. determinant) and determining the complexity of matrix multiplication. At the same time, complexity theory has raised new, interesting questions in geometry. I will give an overview of these developments...   More >

Khalid Ben Srhir, "Jewish Studies in the Islamic World"

Lecture | January 22 | 5:30-7 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Professor Khalid Ben Srhir is by academic trade an expert on British-Moroccan relations. However, in Morocco he is known for his unique accomplishments in the fields of both translation and Jewish studies. Ben Srhir started his career as a primary teacher in Morocco’s southern hinterland before he joined University Mohamed V as a Professor. Today, he is not only the editor of the oldest history...   More >

Texas Instruments: Hands-on workshop: "Power Your Project"

Information Session | January 22 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Attendees will:

1. Assemble (and keep) a Power Starter Kit, including enclosure,
breadboard, power module, and 9V battery.

2. Learn why voltage regulators are needed, how they work, and key concerns when choosing them for their projects.

3. Use TI’s WEBENCH online tool to quickly choose and/or
rapidly design a power supply for your projects.

Food will be provided!

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

LRLJ General Meeting

Meeting | January 23 |  Boalt Hall, School of Law

 La Raza Law Journal

The Journal will host its first general meeting of the semester in order to provide members with community, map out the publication timeline, and discuss upcoming events and Journal happenings.

Salary Negotiation Workshop

Workshop | January 23 |  McLaughlin Hall

 Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership

Master of Engineering students are invited to a Salary Negotiation Workshop led by Holly Schroth. Catered lunch will be provided.

 Attendance restricted to current Master of Engineering students.

Winter at the Hall

Special Event | December 21, 2018 – March 20, 2019 every day |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

This winter, visit the Hall for interactive exhibits, special hands-on activities, intriguing Planetarium shows, and more!

Bridging the gap between noisy healthcare data and knowledge: causality and portability

Lecture | January 23 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | 5101 Berkeley Way West

 Xu Shi, PhD

 Public Health, School of

Routinely collected healthcare data present numerous opportunities for biomedical research but also come with unique challenges. For example, critical issues such as data quality, unmeasured and mismeasured confounding, high-dimensional covariates, and patient privacy concerns naturally arise. In this talk, I present tailored causal inference methods and an automated data quality control pipeline...   More >

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

Information Session | January 23 | 10-11 a.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.

EH&S 403 Training Session

Course | January 23 | 10:30-11:30 a.m. | 370 University Hall | Note change in date

 Jason Smith, UC Berkeley Office of Environment, Health, & Safety

 Office of Environment, Health & Safety

This session briefly covers the UC Berkeley specific radiation safety information you will need to start work.​ In addition, dosimeter will be issued, if required.

Surveying Sistan: New Tales about an Old Archaeological Project in Afghanistan

Lecture | January 23 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility) | Note change in date

 Mitchell Allen, Research Associate, Archaeological Research Facility & Smithsonian Institution

 Archaeological Research Facility

This presentation will offer a brief overview of the Helmand Sistan Project (HSP), the only multidisciplinary, long-term, comprehensive survey and excavation project ever conducted in the southwest corner of Afghanistan.

Does a Eurocentric Theory of the Demographic Transition apply to Africa?: Malcolm Potts and Alisha Graves, UC Berkeley

Colloquium | January 23 | 12-1 p.m. | 2232 Piedmont, Seminar Room

 Malcolm Potts, Professor, School of Public Health, UC Berkeley; Alisha Graves, Co-Founder, The Oasis Initiative, 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.

MVZ LUNCH SEMINAR - Jenny Tung: The evolutionary and gene regulatory consequences of social relationships in mammals

Seminar | January 23 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 VLSB, Grinnell-Miller Library

 Jenny Tung

 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 >

Noon Concert: Chamber Music

Performing Arts - Music | January 23 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

Students from the music department performing works from the chamber music literature.

Commencing its 67th 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 in the wider community. Traditionally on Wednesdays and Fridays, each concert begins...   More >

Does a Eurocentric Theory of the Demographic Transition apply to Africa?: A talk with Malcolm Potts and Alisha Graves

Presentation | January 23 | 12-1 p.m. | 2232 Piedmont, Seminar Room

 Malcolm Potts, UC Berkeley School of Public Health; Alisha Graves, The OASIS Initiative

 Department of Demography

lease join the Department of Demography for a brown bag talk with Prof. Malcolm Potts and Alisha Graves of the OASIS Initiative. The Sahel region of Africa is home to the fastest growing population in all of human history. This talk will be addressing the question: Does a Eurocentric Theory of the Demographic Transition apply to Africa?

Refreshments provided.

Principles and mechanisms of Mutual Understanding

Colloquium | January 23 | 12:10-1:15 p.m. | 1104 Berkeley Way West

 Arjen Stolk, Postdoctoral Fellow, UC Berkeley Knight Lab and the Donders Institute

 Institute of Personality and Social Research

Intuitively, humans understand one another because they share the same set of communicative signals such as words and gestures. However, that intuition neglects the extreme flexibility with which we employ our communicative signals in everyday social interaction. Neither can it account for our evolutionarily unique ability to instantly reach joint meaning of new signals in the first place. In...   More >

Berkeley Innovative Solutions Consulting Info Session

Information Session | January 23 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | Haas School of Business, N340/344

 Berkeley-Haas Center for Responsible Business

The BIS Consulting program works to link company projects with teams of interdisciplinary graduate students from the UC Berkeley campus. The program is dedicated to working with clients to address strategic opportunities or challenges relating to the energy and resource industry, and since 2018, we’re proud to expand our offerings to include corporate sustainability and sustainable investing, in...   More >

Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program Info Session

Information Session | January 23 | 1-2 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Stefanie Ebeling, Program Manager/Student Advisor, Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program, Office of Undergraduate Research

 Office of Undergraduate Research

The Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program gives undergraduate students the opportunity to work with UC Berkeley professors on faculty research projects.

Harmonic Analysis Seminar: On maximizers of generalized Riesz-Sobolev functionals

Seminar | January 23 | 1:10-2 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

 Michael Christ, UCB

 Department of Mathematics

The elementary Riesz-Sobolev inequality, which dates to the 1930s, is concerned with the functional $\iint _{\mathbb R^d\times \mathbb R^d} f(x)g(y)h(x+y)\,dx\,dy$, and states that among indicator functions $f,g,h$ of subsets of $\mathbb R^d$ of specified Lebesgue measures, those sets for which the functional attains its maximum value are balls centered at the origin. Burchard's theorem states...   More >

Getting Your Bearings: Doe and Moffitt Libraries Tour

Tour/Open House | January 23 | 2-3 p.m. | Doe Library, Tour starts at the north entrance

 Library

Join other students and get your bearings with a 3-in-one tour of the Doe Memorial Library, Moffitt Undergraduate Library, and the Main Stacks. See these central libraries and learn about the student services they provide.

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research and Finding a Mentor Workshop

Workshop | January 23 | 2-3 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

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

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research

If you are thinking about getting involved in undergraduate research, this workshop is a great place to start! You will get a broad overview of the research opportunities available to undergraduates on campus, and suggestions on how to find them.

We will also let you know about upcoming deadlines and eligibility requirements for some of...   More >

Topology Seminar (Introductory Talk): Dirichlet domain and its volume

Seminar | January 23 | 2-3 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Maria Trnkova, UC Davis

 Department of Mathematics

This will be an introductory talk to Dirichlet domain and volume computations in \(H^3\). We'll give a definition of a Dirichlet domain and discuss its tiling properties. Then we explore volume computation in a hyperbolic case. We review few special cases: orthoscheme, ideal tetrahedron and a tetrahedron with one ideal vertex. Then we generalize these computations for volume of any polyhedron in...   More >

International Student Drop-In Career Advising

Meeting | January 23 – May 1, 2019 every Wednesday with exceptions | 3-5 p.m. | Career Center (2440 Bancroft Way), 3rd Floor

 Career Center

Students sign up on site for a 15-minute appointment. First come, first served.

These drop-in appointments can be helpful for your quick questions on the following topics:

-Resume/Cover Letter Critique
-Job or Internship Search
-Networking
-Career Fair Preparation
-Interview Preparation
-Graduate/Professional Program Application
-Others

Weekly Coffee Break

Social Event | January 23 – May 1, 2019 every Wednesday with exceptions | 3-4 p.m. | Cafe International House

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Berkeley International Office's 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...   More >

The Fallen Idol

Film - Feature | January 23 | 3:10 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

The New Yorker’s Anthony Lane called The Fallen Idol “the most tightly drawn of all” the collaborations between writer Graham Greene and director Carol Reed. Lane writes, “Ralph Richardson plays Baines, the butler at a foreign embassy in London. The ambassador has gone away, leaving his young son, Philippe (Bobby Henrey), in the care of Baines and the hectoring Mrs. Baines (Sonia Dresdel). The...   More >

Number Theory Seminar: Introduction and Organization

Seminar | January 23 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall | Note change in location

 Koji Shimizu, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

This semester the seminar focuses on Hodge cycles on abelian varieties. I will give an introductory talk and then we discuss the organization of the seminar.

Become a Polyglot: Join the SLC Language Exchange Program

Information Session | January 23 | 4-5 p.m. |  César E. Chávez Student Center

 SLC Language Exchange Program

Are you looking to enhance your language skills? Do you want to expand your community at Cal and around the world? Become a part of the SLC Language Exchange Program! We provide a fun, flexible way for Cal students to meet and share languages and cultures. Each semester, we connect hundreds of language enthusiasts and want you to join us!

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Certificate Program in Accounting Online Information Session

Information Session | January 23 | 4-5 p.m. |  Online

 Heather Liston, Program Director, UC Berkeley Extension

 UC Berkeley Extension

Discover how this certificate can help you change careers into the accounting field, understand accounting concepts and techniques to better perform your current non-accounting work or prepare you to take the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Exam.

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Write for Rights

Workshop | January 23 | 4-6:15 p.m. | 12 Boalt Hall, School of Law

 Human Rights Law Student Association

Write for Rights is Amnesty International's largest annual human rights campaign. People around the world write letters on behalf of people who need urgent help. Through the power of collective action, these letters convince government officials to free people unjustly imprisoned and end other abuses. This year's 11 cases are women human rights defenders under threat. Because of us, prison doors...   More >

Thematic Seminar: Discrete groups, Lyapunov exponents, and Hodge theory

Seminar | January 23 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Simion Filip, Institute for Advanced Study

 Department of Mathematics

Families of algebraic manifolds give interesting examples of discrete subgroups of Lie groups, via their monodromy. They also lead to differential equations, such as the hypergeometric ones, whose solutions have an arithmetic significance. After providing the necessary background I will explain a connection to dynamical invariants called Lyapunov exponents, which reveals special geometric...   More >

Topology Seminar (Main Talk): Rigorous computations with an approximate Dirichlet domain

Seminar | January 23 | 5-6 p.m. | 3 Evans Hall

 Maria Trnkova, UC Davis

 Department of Mathematics

In this talk we address some problems concerning an approximate Dirichlet domain. We show that under some assumptions the approximate Dirichlet domain can work equally well as an exact Dirichlet domain. In particular, we consider a problem of tiling a hyperbolic ball with copies of the Dirichlet domain. This problem arises in the construction of the length spectrum algorithm which is for example...   More >

The Promise of Smart Materials in Earthquake Resistant Design

Lecture | January 23 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 502 Davis Hall

 Reginald DesRoches, William and Stephanie Sick Dean of Engineering, Rice University

 UC Berkeley EERI Student Chapter

Damage from recent earthquakes underscores the importance of developing new approaches and technologies to improve the performance of structures during earthquakes. The presentation will highlight applications of one class of smart materials — shape memory alloys — in improving the performance of structures subjected to earthquake loading.

Swahili Table

Social Event | January 23 – May 8, 2019 every Wednesday | 5:30-6:30 p.m. |  Jupiter Taproom

 2181 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Elizabeth Resor

 Center for African Studies

Every Wednesdays speak Swahili with your fellow Swahili students and enthusiasts over a drink at Jupiter Taproom. This is an informal gathering to connect with other Swahili speakers on campus and in Berkeley. Each person will support their own beverage purchases, but we will provide the good company (don't worry- beverage/food purchases are NOT required). And of course, Swahili speaking...   More >

Capital One Info-Session

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

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

At Capital One, we are much more than a finance company. We are innovating the way people interact with money through the use of cutting edge technology.

Come learn more about what a Day in the Life of a technology associate looks like at Capital One. We will talk about what a software engineer does at Capital One as well as discuss our company culture. Please come with questions!

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Bringing Genocidaires to Justice: The Perspective of an NGO in the Trenches: Dixon Osburn | Executive Director of the Center for Justice and Accountability

Lecture | January 23 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Eshleman Hall, Bay View Room

 Dixon Osburn, Executive Director, Center for Justice and Accountability

 The Berkeley Forum

How can one NGO take on the world’s war criminals? Come listen to how San Francisco based Center for Justice and Accountability has been leading the charge for the past twenty years.

$0

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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.

One Way or Another

Film - Feature | January 23 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

This masterpiece of Cuban cinema ingeniously integrates documentary and fiction to offer an unflinching analysis of the problems of urban life in Castro’s Cuba and the changes that are coming, one way or another. With the revolution barely a decade old, a woman and a man come to grips with racial, sexual, religious, and class conflicts carried over from the old society. Sara Gómez (the first...   More >