<< Week of February 03 >>

Sunday, February 3, 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!

Defend Cal's PAC-12 Road to Zero Waste Basketball Competition Title!

Sport - Club | February 3 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. |  Haas Pavilion

 Cal Zero Waste & Cal Athletics

Help Cal win our fifth consecutive PAC-12 Road to Zero Waste competition basketball game, Cal vs. Stanford, this Sunday 2/3! Pregame activities begin at Haas Pavilion at 11 am and tip-off is at 1 pm. Bring an empty plastic #1 PET bottle to the Cal Zero Waste table at Entry 3 for a chance to win recycled content t-shirts, fleeces, pens, and other giveaways!

  Buy tickets online

Garry Winogrand: All Things Are Photographable

Film - Documentary | February 3 | 1:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Garry Winogrand’s photographs constitute an unflinching yet empathetic portrait of Cold War–era America. Attuned to incongruous juxtapositions, unexpected beauty, and the fascinating variety of humankind, Winogrand made a fine art of street photography, capturing scores of images imbued with mystery and poetry. Sasha Waters Freyer’s poignant documentary foregrounds Winogrand’s photographs,...   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

The Nibelungen, Part II: Kriemhild’s Revenge

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

In Part II of Lang’s epic The Nibelungen, the despondent Kriemhild forms an alliance with Attila the Hun and massacres Hagen’s forces in a violent siege. While the design of Part I, Siegfried’s Death, is highly decorative—amidst colossal rock formations and vast architectural structures, the characters are almost ornamental motifs—in Kriemhild’s Revenge the style modulates to a kaleidoscope of...   More >


Film - Feature | February 3 | 6:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Chronicling the emergence of the house music scene in Paris in the 1990s and twenty years in the life of a DJ who was part of it, Eden draws on the experience of Sven Hansen-Løve, a contemporary of Daft Punk and the director’s brother, who cowrote the screenplay. At once epic and intimate, the film documents both the ecstatic pleasure of the music scene and the toll that the lifestyle and time...   More >

Kodo: One Earth Tour: Evolution

Performing Arts - Other | February 3 | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Kodo, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

Taiko ensemble Kodo returns with Evolution, a retrospective that traces the group’s history with signature works created from the 1970s to the present.

$30-76 (prices subject to change)

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

Kodo performs Evolution Saturday–Sunday, February 2–3, 2019 in Zellerbach Hall. (credit: Courtesy of Kodo)

Monday, February 4, 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!

EH&S 403 Training Session

Course | February 4 | 10:30-11:30 a.m. | 331 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.

Graduate Student Seminar

Seminar | February 4 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 489 Minor Hall

 Michael Telias, Postdoc in Richard Kramer's Lab; Joseph Leffler, PhD Candidate

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Michael Telias's Abstract
Retinoic acid is the trigger for neural hyperactivity in retinal degeneration and
blocking its receptor unmasks light responses and augments vision

Light responses are initiated in photoreceptors, processed by interneurons, and synaptically transmitted to retinal ganglion cells (RGCs), which send information to the brain. Retinitis pigmentosa (RP) is a blinding...   More >

UCB-UCSF Joint Medical Program Head of Foundational Medical Science Job Talk

Conference/Symposium | February 4 | 12-1 p.m. | 5101 Berkeley Way West

 Lee HangFu, M.D., MBA

 UCB-UCSF Joint Medical Program

It has been nearly half a century since the McMaster University introduced the Problem-Based Learning (PBL) pedagogy in medical education. Since then, hundreds of reviews and study reports have identified many critical issues affecting the success of the PBL unit. Nonetheless, we are still debating the efficacy and success of the PBL program. In his presentation, Dr. HangFu will be discussing the...   More >

Machine Learning Data-Driven Discretization Theories, Modeling and Applications: SEMM Seminar

Seminar | February 4 | 12-1 p.m. | 502 Davis Hall

 Wing Kam Liu, PhD, PE, Northwestern University/Global Center on Advanced Material Systems and Simulation

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

An open problem in data-driven methods for mechanical science is the efficient and accurate description of heterogeneous material behavior that strongly depends on complex microstructure. To explore the future development and the adaptation of data-driven methods, new mathematical and computational paradigms and broad flexible frameworks are needed.

Combinatorics Seminar: Varieties of signature tensors

Seminar | February 4 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall | Note change in date

 Bernd Sturmfels, UC Berkeley and Max Planck Institute

 Department of Mathematics

We discuss recent developments in combinatorial algebraic geometry that were motivated by the study of rough paths in stochastic analysis. Every path in a real vector space is encoded in a signature tensor whose entries are iterated integrals. As the path varies over a nice family, we obtain an algebraic variety with interesting properties. Combinatorialists will especially enjoy the role played...   More >

PERL Seminar: “Voting for Quality? The Impact of School Performance Information on Electoral Outcomes”

Seminar | February 4 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Marina Dias, UC Berkeley-ECON


Political Economy Research Lunch:PERL is an opportunity for PhD students to present work in progress and receive valuable feedback from faculty and peers.

String-Math Seminar: Magnificent Four with color

Seminar | February 4 | 2-3 p.m. | 402 LeConte Hall

 Nicolo' Piazzalunga, Stony Brook & SCGP

 Department of Mathematics

I will present the rank \(N\) magnificent four theory, which is the supersymmetric localization of \(U(N)\) super-Yang-Mills theory with matter on a Calabi-Yau fourfold, and conjecture an explicit formula for the partition function \(Z\): it has a free-field representation, and surprisingly it depends on Coulomb and mass parameters in a simple way. Based on joint work with N.Nekrasov.

Seminar 231, Public Finance:

Seminar | February 4 | 2-4 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Isabela Manelici, UCB; Francis Wong, UCB

 Robert D. Burch Center for Tax Policy and Public Finance

Isabela Manelici - "The Distributional Effects of Multinationals' Entry"
Francis Wong - "The Property Tax as a Tax on Leveraged Committed Consumption"

Probabilistic Operator Algebra Seminar: Conditionally free random variables: the two-states framework

Seminar | February 4 | 2-4 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

 Jorge Garza Vargas, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

In non-commutative probability the notion of stochastic independence is not unique. Therefore an extension of free probability which produces a larger variety of limit laws is certainly of interest. In this seminar we will review the notion of conditional freeness, introduced by Bozejko and Speicher. We will survey some of the combinatorial and analytic tools that are used in this setting and...   More >

Northern California Symplectic Geometry Seminar: Contact submanifolds in higher dimensions

Seminar | February 4 | 2:30-3:30 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Roger Casals, UC Davis

 Department of Mathematics

In this talk, I will discuss our understanding of contact submanifolds in higher dimensions. First, I will introduce the problems we are interested in and the current techniques we have to address them. In the main focus of the talk, I will present the construction of contactomorphic (and smoothly isotopic) contact submanifolds which are actually not contact isotopic. This resolves one of the...   More >

Berkeley Summer Abroad in Trieste and Venice, Italy: Italian Language and Culture

Information Session | February 4 | 3 p.m. | 33 Dwinelle Hall

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Learn more about the Summer Abroad in Trieste and Venice program at this info session. Program advisers and faculty will be on hand to answer your questions.

Develop your Italian language skills and immerse yourself in the rich history and culture of Italy this summer.

This program begins with three weeks in Trieste, a coastal city with a long history of intercultural exchange due to its...   More >

Differential Geometry Seminar: Cone spherical metrics

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

 Bin Xu, University of Science and Technology of China

 Department of Mathematics

Cone spherical metrics are conformal metrics with constant curvature one with finitely many conical singularities on compact Riemann surfaces. The existence problem of such metrics has been open over twenty years. I will introduce the respectful audience some progress on this problem joint with Qing Chen, Xuemiao Chen, Yiran Cheng, Bo Li, Lingguang Li, Santai Qu, Jijian Song, Yingyi Wu and Xuwen...   More >

Canceled - to Be Postponed: Lifeworlds of Indigenous Languages

Colloquium | February 4 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Beth Piatote, UC Berkeley

 Department of Linguistics

How do the underlying structures, epistemologies, and cultural practices associated with Indigenous languages in North America enrich the study of disciplines beyond linguistics? Drawing on my own work in Nez Perce language and literature, as well as examples from other scholars, I will present some of the current influences of Indigenous language “lifeworlds” shaping scholarship in law,...   More >

Statistical inference for infectious disease modeling

Seminar | February 4 | 4-5 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Po-ling Loh, University of Wisconsin-Madison

 Department of Statistics

We discuss two recent results concerning disease modeling on networks. The infection is assumed to spread via contagion (e.g., transmission over the edges of an underlying network). In the first scenario, we observe the infection status of individuals at a particular time instance and the goal is to identify a confidence set of nodes that contain the source of the infection with high probability....   More >

Dare to Repair: From DNA Chemistry to Cancer and back again

Seminar | February 4 | 4-5 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Sheila David, University of California, Davis

 College of Chemistry

The Cutting Edge: Theory and the Avant-Garde in Ljubljana

Lecture | February 4 | 4-6 p.m. | B-4 Dwinelle Hall

 Kaitlyn Tucker, Humanities Teaching Fellow, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, University of Chicago

 Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES), Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures

This talk examines the historical relationship between the Ljubljana School and the avant-garde. Beginning in 1967 with Slavoj Zizek’s and Rastko Mocnik’s first forays into concrete poetry and concluding with the School’s involvement in the Neue Slowenische Kunst movement during the 1980s, the talk analyzes the Ljubljana School's engagement with avant-garde aesthetics, and ultimately...   More >

Northern California Symplectic Geometry Seminar: H-principle for complex contact structures on Stein manifolds

Seminar | February 4 | 4-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Franc Forstneric, University of Ljublana

 Department of Mathematics

The aim of this talk is to present a first attempt towards homotopy classification of holomorphic contact structures on Stein manifolds. We introduce the notion of a formal complex contact structure and show that any such structure on an odd dimensional Stein manifold $X$ is homotopic (through formal contact structures) to a genuine holomorphic contact structure on a Stein domain in X which is...   More >

Design Field Notes: August de los Reyes

Lecture | February 4 | 4-5 p.m. | 220 Jacobs Hall

 Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation

August de los Reyes works as a Design Director at Google where he leads a team dedicated to harnessing technologies in the service of human well-being. Prior to joining Google, August led design at Pinterest and at Xbox for Microsoft. August is an active champion of Inclusive Design in the tech arena, as well as a pioneer in the Natural User Interface.

IB Seminar: Decoupling tooth loss from the origin of baleen in whales

Seminar | February 4 | 4-5 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Carlos Peredo, George Mason University

 Department of Integrative Biology

Job Market Seminar: "Machine Learning for Set-Identified Linear Models"

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

 Vira Semenova, MIT Economics

 Department of Economics

Field(s): Econometrics, Industrial Organization

New York Times Deputy Editor Julie Bloom at the Berkeley Forum

Lecture | February 4 | 6-7:30 p.m. | 125 Morrison Hall

 Julie Bloom, New York Times

 The Berkeley Forum

In the first half of the twentieth century, the average New York Times editor might never see California, the average New York Times reader might not have either. Much has changed since then. The Times now has more than two dozen journalists based up and down the state and more readers in the state than anywhere else in the country, including New York. Ms. Bloom will talk about the evolution of...   More >


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Apple Info-Session: Careers in Hardware Panel

Information Session | February 4 | 6:15-7:30 p.m. | Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center, Sibley Auditorium

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

We’re looking for people like you. At Apple, we don’t just create products. We create the kind of wonder that’s revolutionized entire industries. Come join us.

The Hardware Panel will feature various engineers representing different hardware-focused technologies within Apple.

RSVP here https://applecorp.avature.net/ursite?projectId=11283&source=UR+Site+Portal

The Paris Review: Women at Work with Emily Nemens

Presentation | February 4 | 6:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

What does it mean to be a woman at work in the creative arts in 2019? The Paris Review’s new editor, Emily Nemens, reflects on this question through the lens of the storied literary quarterly’s Writers at Work interview series, the work of contemporary contributors, and her own creative practice as a writer and illustrator.

The Paris Review: Women at Work

Lecture | February 4 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Osher Theater

 Emily Nemens

 Arts + Design, Department of English, Art of Writing Program at the Townsend Center for the Humanities, Journalism School, Bay Area Book Festival

What does it mean to be a woman at work in the creative arts in 2019? The Paris Review's new editor, Emily Nemens, reflects on this question through the lens of the storied literary quarterly's Writers at Work interview series, the work of contemporary contributors, and her own creative practice as a writer and illustrator.

Emily Nemens joined The Paris Review as editor in 2018. Stories...   More >

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Garden Closed

Miscellaneous | January 1, 2019 – January 7, 2020 the first Tuesday of the month every month |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

The garden is closed on 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 >

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!

Workplace Civility: Respect in Action

Workshop | February 5 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | 24 University Hall


Learn practical steps for promoting civility at work, including guidelines for considerate conduct and ideas for creating a more inclusive work environment. Participants will also learn how to help their unit establish group norms and effective ways to respond to rudeness.

Hardware Engineering Networking Day

Information Session | February 5 | 9 a.m.-1 p.m. | Bechtel Engineering Center, Garbarini Lounge

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Apple would love the chance to meet you and introduce you to our managers who will be on campus February 5, 2019.

Apple will bring ~30 engineers interested in meeting ME, EE, IE majors.

Please RSVP for a time slot to attend, ranking your preferences in order. A confirmation with your assigned time slot will be emailed to you 12-24 hours before the Networking Day.

This event is open...   More >

Street Story: A Platform for Community Engagement

Presentation | February 5 | 10-11 a.m. |  Webex platform online

 Kate Beck, UC Berkeley SafeTREC

 Safe Transportation Research & Education Center

Please join Kate Beck, program lead at UC Berkeley Safe Transportation Research and Education Center (SafeTREC) for a demonstration and discussion of Street Story, a web-based community engagement tool designed for people to report transportation safety issues they see and experience. The Street Story tool aims to help agencies and community groups collect information that can create a fuller...   More >

Berkeley Summer Abroad in London: Shakespeare and the Arts

Information Session | February 5 | 11 a.m. | 305 Wheeler Hall

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Learn more about the Summer Abroad in London program at this info session. Program advisers and faculty will be on hand to answer your questions.

Experience the cultural heart of London, from Renaissance art to Shakespeare plays. This program takes full advantage of its location, with field trips to iconic London landmarks including Shakespeare’s Globe Theater, the British Museum, and the...   More >

Seminar 217, Risk Management: Endogenous risk, indirect contagion and systemic risk

Seminar | February 5 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Speakers: Rama Cont, University of Oxford

 Consortium for Data Analytics in Risk

Deleveraging by financial institutions in response to losses may lead to contagion of losses across institutions with common asset holdings. Unlike direct contagion via counterparty exposures, this channel of contagion -which we call indirect contagion- is mediated through market prices and does not require bilateral exposures or relations.

Berkeley Summer Abroad in Madrid: Spanish Language and Culture

Information Session | February 5 | 11 a.m. | 5303 Dwinelle Hall

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Learn more about Summer Abroad in Madrid, Spain at this info session. Program advisers and faculty will be on hand to answer your questions.

Sharpen your Spanish language skills and settle into the Spanish pace of life in Madrid, the stunning cosmopolitan capital of Spain. In this program, students will immerse themselves in the day-to-day life of a Madrileño/a.

Learn more:...   More >

Clayton Heathcock Lectureship: Studies Related to the ATP-Adenosine Pathway

Seminar | February 5 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Terry Rosen, Arcus Biosciences

 College of Chemistry

Tumor cell death induced by hypoxia or chemotherapy releases large amounts of ATP (adenosine triphosphate) into the extracellular environment. ATP is rapidly converted to AMP (adenosine monophosphate) which, in turn, is converted by hypoxia-induced CD73 into adenosine (ADO). ADO suppresses immune responses, including those of T cells, NK cells and dendritic cells through activation of adenosine...   More >

Oracle Tabling in 3rd Floor, Soda Hall!

Miscellaneous | February 5 | 11 a.m.-2 p.m. | Soda Hall, In front of HP Auditorium (306 Soda Hall)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Meet with Oracle recruiters and university relations representatives and get yourself a complementary cupcake while they last!

Dynamic Neural Fields: the embodiment of neural computation

Seminar | February 5 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 560 Evans Hall

 Yulia Sandamirskaya, Institute of Neuroinformatics, University of Zurich and ETH Zurich

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Activity of neuronal populations in several cortical regions can be described by a Dynamic Neural Field (DNF) equation. A DNF is a continuous in time and in space activation function defined over a metric space spanned over perceptual (e.g., color, retinal location, orientation) or motor (e.g., orientation of the head, direction of movement) dimensions, in which neurons in the underlying...   More >

Webnet: The future of content delivery

Workshop | February 5 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 303 Doe Library

 Tor Haugan, Writer/Editor, Library Communications Office

 Director of Staff Learning and Development

Evaluating the impact and outcomes of STEM programs: A common sense approach

Workshop | February 5 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Coalition for Education and Outreach

Are your STEM programs, activities, events, courses, curricula really reaching their intended audiences? In this moderated panel presentation, you will learn how to measure and assess the impacts and outcomes of STEM programs.

"We want bread and roses!": Trade union feminism across borders: a comparative perspective on 1970s Italian and French experiences

Lecture | February 5 | 12 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Anna Frisone, Visiting Scholar and Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of History, UC Berkeley

 Institute of European Studies, Department of Gender and Women's Studies, Department of History

Second-wave feminism is internationally known for its choice of refusing any engagement with gender-mixed political organizations, in favor of a deep commitment into women-only collectives. However, some women stubbornly decided to introduce a feminist approach within male-dominated organizations such as the trade unions, interrogating their allegedly neutral but on the contrary deeply gendered...   More >

SURF Summer Research Scholarships Info Session

Information Session | February 5 | 12-1 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

Student Faculty Macro Lunch - Inflation and Capital Misallocation

Presentation | February 5 | 12-1 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Amir Kermani, Assistant Professor, Department of Economics and Haas School of Business

 Clausen Center

This workshop consists of one-hour informal presentations on topics related to macroeconomics and international finance, broadly defined. The presenters are UC Berkeley PhD students, faculty, and visitors.

  RSVP by emailing jgmendoza@berkeley.edu by February 1.

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.

Two-Year Home Country Physical Presence Requirement Workshop

Workshop | February 5 | 2-4 p.m. | International House, Sproul Rooms

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

J-1 and J-2 visitors subject to this requirement must return to their country of legal permanent residence for two years or obtain a waiver before being eligible for certain employment visas such as H (temporary employment), L (intra-company transfer), or Permanent Resident status ("green card"). Not all J visitors are subject as it depends on specific factors.

At this workshop, you will...   More >

Seminar 237/281: Macro/International Seminar - "Household Debt Revaluation and the Real Economy": Evidence from a Foreign Currency Debt Crisis

Seminar | February 5 | 2-4 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Emil Verner, Assistant Professor of Finance, MIT

 Department of Economics

Joint 237/281 Macro and International Trade Seminar

  RSVP by emailing Joseph G. Mendoza at jgmendoza@berkeley.edu

Lunar New Year Celebration

Social Event | February 5 | 3-4:30 p.m. |  César E. Chávez Student Center

 SLC Language Exchange Program

The SLC Language Exchange Program is excited to invite you to our first event of the semester. Join us Tuesday, 2/5, from 3-4:30PM as we celebrate the Lunar New Year!

Observed across East and Southeast Asia, the Lunar New Year is a time to come together with friends and family and welcome the start of the lunar calendar. Come enjoy traditional games, crafts, and treats from across the region...   More >

  RSVP online by February 4.

LEP Lunar New Year Celebration

Experiencing Language, Language Education and Social Justice in Times of Violence and Resistance

Lecture | February 5 | 3-5 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, B-4 (Classroom side)

 Robert Train, Sonoma State University

 Berkeley Language Center

Attacking education has long been a staple food in the conservative political regimen of the “culture wars” in the US. However, the assault on higher education takes an increasingly troubling and openly violent texture in the Trump era, particularly for immigrants and Latinos. In this talk, I will examine impacts of Trumpian discourse on how we language educators may address structural and...   More >

Librarian Office Hours at the SPH DREAM Office

Miscellaneous | February 5 – April 30, 2019 every Tuesday with exceptions | 3-5 p.m. | Berkeley Way West, 2220 (DREAM Office)

 Debbie Jan


Drop by during office hours if you need help with your literature reviews; setting up searches in PubMed, Embase, and other databases; using EndNote, RefWorks, or other citation management software; finding statistics or data; and answering any other questions you may have.

Clinical Science Colloquium

Colloquium | February 5 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 1104 Berkeley Way West

 Amit Etkin MD PhD

 Department of Psychology

Over the past two decades, neuroimaging studies have defined a set of distributed brain systems that contribute to cognition, emotion, mood and other mental processes. Perturbations in these circuits have been identified in different ways across psychiatric disorders. The challenge ahead of us is how to use these insights to: 1) understand the nature of neural circuit deficits in mental illnesses...   More >

3-Manifold Seminar: Special cube complexes

Seminar | February 5 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

 Larsen Linov, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

A cube complex is a cell complex in which each n-cell is a n-dimensional cube. We'll define "special" cube complexes and explain their relationship to right-angled Artin groups. We'll also discuss some results about separability in their fundamental groups.

3-Manifold Seminar: Special cube complexes

Seminar | February 5 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

 Larsen Linov, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

A cube complex is a cell complex in which each n-cell is a n-dimensional cube. We'll define "special" cube complexes and explain their relationship to right-angled Artin groups. We'll also discuss some results about separability in their fundamental groups.

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

Workshop | February 5 | 4-5 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

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

 Office of Undergraduate Research

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

Political Economy of Reforms in Europe’s Neighborhood

Lecture | February 5 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220

 Sergei Guriev, Chief Economist, European Bank for Reconstruction and Development

 Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES)

Continuing economic convergence in Europe’s neighborhood requires further structural reforms. We will discuss the political economy of reforms in specific transition countries including Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan, and Uzbekistan.

Representation Theory and Mathematical Physics Seminar: Temperley-Lieb algebra action on the category of representations of periplectic supergroup

Seminar | February 5 | 4-5 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Vera Serganova, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

We define the action of infinitely generated Temperley-Lieb algebra on the category of representations of the supergroup \(P(n)\). The supergroup in question is an interesting super analogue of the orthogonal and symplectic groups. As an application of this construction we get algorithm computing characters of irreducible representation of \(P(n)\) and some other esults. As n tends to infinity,...   More >

2019 William Main Seminar Series: Fire Science, Policy and Management in California Wildlands

Seminar | February 5 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center

 Mark Finney, U.S. Forest Service

 William Main Seminar Endowment

The 2019 William Main Seminar Series examines the confluence of environmental science, policy and management in contending with the spate of recent fire outbreaks in California. We are excited to welcome Mark Finney, USFS Research Forester, who will kick off the series with his presentation, "Understanding Wildlife Spread through Experiments and Modeling".

Single Molecule Probes and Single Particles Probed

Seminar | February 5 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Laura Kaufman, Department of Chemistry, Columbia University

 College of Chemistry

I will describe two projects in which we characterize complex systems – supercooled liquids and conjugated polymer aggregates – through single molecule or single particle fluorescence imaging. First, in supercooled liquids – systems that display behaviors consistent with the presence of heterogeneous dynamics – we investigate the time scales over which heterogeneities persist using “ideal” single...   More >

The Assault on Empathy: The Promise of a Friction-Free Life: Charles M. and Martha Hitchcock Lectures by Sherry Turkle

Lecture | February 5 | 4:10 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium

 Sherry Turkle, Professor of the Social Studies of Science and Technology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 Graduate Division

Sherry Turkle will present the Hitchcock lectures on February 5 and February 6, 2019. The first lecture is titled "The Assault on Empathy: The Promise of a Friction-Free Life" and is free and open to the public. No tickets are required.

Art for Your Apartment: and dorm

Presentation | February 5 | 5-6 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Room


Come see and learn about the Graphic Arts Loan Collection.

This is framed art prints you can bring home and hang on your wall for the school year. Prints comprise a survey of movements and artists - from Impressionism to Cubism, and from Rembrandt to Miro.

This all takes place in the historic Morrison Room. A brief presentation will be followed by ample time to browse representative works...   More >

 Note: borrowing from the Graphic Arts Loan Collection is limited to UCB students, faculty and staff and is free

Art for Your Apartment

Simon-Kucher Partners Infosession: Careers in consulting

Information Session | February 5 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Betty Pio, Simon-Kucher & Partners

 Bioengineering (BioE)

Want to learn more about consulting?
Our Life Sciences Partners will be on campus to discuss projects they have worked on and to answer any questions you might have about a career in consulting.

Food provided and resumes accepted!

• Simon-Kucher is regarded as the world’s leading pricing advisor and thought leader.
• Life Sciences is one of our leading industry practices; we have advised...   More >

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Food Politics 2019: Food Policy in the Trump Era with Marion Nestle

Lecture | February 5 | 6-8 p.m. |  Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center | Note change in location

 Graduate School of Journalism, Berkeley Food Institute, UC Berkeley-11th Hour Food and Farming Journalism Fellowship

Please join us for a special lecture series with celebrated author and scholar Marion Nestle. "Food Politics 2019: Food Policy in the Trump Era" What’s happening under the Trump administration to policies aimed at solving problems of undernutrition, obesity, and the effects of food production on the environment?

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Photo: Bill Hayes

Oracle Tech Talk: ERP in the Cloud

Information Session | February 5 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Speaker: Hui Wang, Software Development Manager of the Netsuite Organization

In this tech talk, we will focus on Oracle's core application business, introduce what an ERP system is and why enterprises need it. Then we will discuss the importance of bringing it to the Cloud and making it accessible to all businesses from both business and technical aspects.

We will also be holding a raffle...   More >

Career Connections: Design and Technology

Social Event | February 5 | 6-8 p.m. |  Career Center (2440 Bancroft Way)

 Career Center

Alumni and student networking event.