<< Week of February 03 >>

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Free Wednesday at the Garden

Special Event | January 2 – December 4, 2019 the first Wednesday of the month every month |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Every first Wednesday at the Garden is free admission day.

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!

No BioE Department Seminar

Seminar | February 6 | 106 Stanley Hall

 Bioengineering (BioE)

Software Engineering Networking Day

Information Session | February 6 | 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 6, 2019. We will bring ~30 engineers interested in meeting CS & EECS 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 to all...   More >

Discovery Station: Chocolate and Vanilla

Special Event | February 6 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Does chocolate really grow on trees?! Did you know vanilla comes from an orchid?! Come discover more about two of our favorite foods.

Noon Concert: South Indian Classical music

Performing Arts - Music | February 6 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

Arvind Sundararajan, vocals
Vikram Shivakumar, violin
Ajay Gopi, Mridangam

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 promptly at...   More >

Berkeley Summer Abroad in Tainan, Taiwan: Business Chinese and Chinese Culture

Information Session | February 6 | 12 p.m. | B-4 Dwinelle Hall

 Berkeley Study Abroad

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

Advance your Mandarin language skills and explore Chinese culture in Tainan, Taiwan this summer.

This program is open to all levels of Mandarin speakers, including beginners, and is designed to give students the cultural, social, and business...   More >

MVZ LUNCH SEMINAR - Jennifer Smith: Evolutionary ecology of social networks in free-living mammals: From hyenas to ground squirrels

Seminar | February 6 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 VLSB, Grinnell-Miller Library

 Jennifer Smith

 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 >

KUSTU ENDOWED LECTURE: "Mechanisms and Consequences of Biofilm Formation"

Seminar | February 6 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall

 Fitnat Yildiz, University of California, Santa Cruz

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

Dr. Yildiz's lab at UCSC focuses on understanding molecular mechanisms of biofilm formation, c-di-GMP signaling, and environmental stress response. Dr. Yildiz received her B.S. from Hacettepe University, Turkey followed by her Ph.D. from Indiana University. She was a recipient of the Ellison Medical foundation New Scholar Award in Global Infectious Disease and is a Fellow of the American Academy...   More >

Computer Vision Beyond Recognition

Seminar | February 6 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 560 Evans Hall

 Stella Yu, UC Berkeley

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Computer vision has advanced rapidly with deep learning, achieving super-human performance on a few recognition benchmarks. At the core of the state-of-the-art approaches for image classification, object detection, and semantic/instance segmentation is sliding-window classification, engineered for computational efficiency. Such piecemeal analysis of visual perception often has trouble getting...   More >

GPR and Gradiometry in the Hyper-Arid Atacama: Assessing Features Among Fossil Channels, Paleosols, and Lithic Dispersions at Quebrada Mani 35, Chile

Lecture | February 6 | 12-1 p.m. |  2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Nicholas Tripcevich, Lab Manager, Archaeological Research Facility; Scott Byram, Owner, Feature Survey, Inc; José M. Capriles, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, The Pennsylvania State University; Calogero M. Santoro, Professor of Archaeology, Instituto de Alta Investigación, Universidad de Tarapacá, Chile

 Archaeological Research Facility

In the hyper-arid core of the Atacama Desert in northern Chile dozens of Terminal Pleistocene archaeological sites have been located in an area that previously held seasonal surface water channels and a riparian landscape. We present preliminary results from recent geophysical research at the site of Quebrada Mani 35.

Labor Regimes of Indenture – A Global Overview of Migrant Domestic Work

Lecture | February 6 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 554 Barrows Hall

 Rhacel Parreñas, University of Southern California

 Department of Ethnic Studies, Center for Race and Gender, Institute for Labor Relations and Employment

Across the globe, migrant domestic workers are unfree workers whose legal residency is contingent on their continued employment as a live-in worker with a designated sponsor. This talk examines the politics of their indenture. Providing a macro and micro perspective, it begins with a global overview of the incorporation of migrant domestic workers as indentured workers in key host countries in...   More >

Certificate Program in Human Resource Management Online Information Session

Information Session | February 6 | 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

Townsend Center's Berkeley Book Chat with Michael Nylan: The Chinese Pleasure Book

Lecture | February 6 | 12-1 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall

 Townsend Center for the Humanities

Nylan explores the concept of “pleasure”—including both short-term delight and longer-term satisfaction—as understood by major thinkers of ancient China.

Greg Crutsinger on "Drones and data: aftermath of California's wildfires"

Conference/Symposium | February 6 | 12-1 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, 310 Banatao Auditorium

 CITRIS and the Banatao Institute

About the talk:

Drone technology has been increasingly used by public agencies for emergency and disaster response, including the recent devastating wildfires in California. However, the volume of information drones can collect quickly has resulted in a pressing need for rapid data processing and visualization. This lecture will walk through the use of drone imagery following three major...   More >

Educational Integration Across Generations among Mexicans and Other Origin Groups: A Brown Bag Talk

Colloquium | February 6 | 12-1 p.m. | 2232 Piedmont, Seminar Room

 Jennifer Van Hook, Professor, Sociology, Penn State University

 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.

Reclaiming Childhood in a Digital Age (BEUHS370)

Workshop | February 6 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club

 Richard Freed, Ph.D.

 Be Well at Work - Work/Life

Dr. Richard Freed will speak on raising happy, healthy kids in the digital age. Learn how a virtually unknown merger between the tech industry and psychology is leading to video games, social media, and smartphones that kids can’t put down. And, why this means children and teens need our help to navigate this digital landscape.
This interactive talk will explore key questions:

• How...   More >

  Enroll online

Exhibition Highlights Tour

Tour/Open House | February 6 | 12:15 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Discover highlights from current exhibitions on a guided tour led by BAMPFA education staff.

Pan-Africanism - A History

Colloquium | February 6 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Hakim Adi, Professor of the History of Africa & the African Diaspora, University of Chichester

 Center for African Studies, Department of African American Studies

Professor Hakim Adi will introduce his latest book, Pan-Africanism – A History, in which he provides a history of the individuals and organizations that have sought the unity of all those of African origin as the basis for advancement and liberation.

The Color of Law

Lecture | February 6 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. |  Freight and Salvage Coffeehouse

 2020 Addison St, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Richard Rothstein, Haas Institute

 Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)

A forgotten history of how our government segregated America.

EE Seminar: Manipulating interfacial physics for novel multimodal and multiphase insect-scale robots

Seminar | February 6 | 1-2 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge, 430

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Several insect species, such as diving flies and diving beetles, exhibit remarkable locomotive capabilities in aerial, aquatic, and terrestrial environments, inspiring the development of similar capabilities in robots at the centimeter scale. In this talk I will present two insect-scale robots capable of multimodal and multiphase locomotion. I will start by presenting a 175mg, flapping wing robot...   More >

Harmonic Analysis Seminar: Introduction to Fourier restriction via polynomial partitioning

Seminar | February 6 | 1:10-2 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

 Michael Christ, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Introduction to the work of L. Guth on application of the method of polynomial partitioning to Fourier restriction inequalities. This will be the first of a series of seminar meetings devoted to the 2016 article of Guth on this topic. Key concepts will be introduced. The method will be illustrated through an application to a simpler problem.

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 2 – December 4, 2019 the first Wednesday of the month every month | 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

Experimental design in an oligonucleotide synthesis factory using numerical simulations in Python and pandas

Seminar | February 6 | 1:30-2:45 p.m. | 775A Tan Hall

 Aaron Wiegel, Data Scientist, Synthego

 Department of Chemistry

Abstract: Regardless of the application, calculating a particular statistic and associated p-value is not necessarily the biggest challenge in designing an experiment, especially given the availability of open source software packages such as scipy and statsmodels in Python. Instead, ensuring that the assumptions required for a statistical test are actually satisfied by the data is far more...   More >

UCDC Info Session: Fall 2019 application deadline, February 21, 2019

Information Session | February 6 | 2-3 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Mary Crabb, UCDC

 The UC Berkeley Washington Program

Come learn about how to spend a semester working and studying in Washington, DC. UCDC sends students from all majors to intern and take classes in DC, earning a full semester of Berkeley credit.

Summer Opportunities Fair

Special Event | February 6 | 2-4 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Pauley Ballroom

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Wondering what to do next summer? Visit the Summer Opportunities Fair to learn about exciting summer options for UC Berkeley students, including study abroad, summer courses, student jobs and internships, research, volunteer and service, and more.

When Scientists Write for the Public: Objective Consideration of Contemporary Phenomena

Lecture | February 6 | 2-3 p.m. | Calvin Laboratory (Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing), Calvin Lab auditorium

 Konstantin Kakaes, The Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing

 Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing

Science is complicated. So too are mathematics and engineering. (This talk will speak of these subjects as “science”, despite the imprecision in doing so, without loss of generality.) Most people do not understand most things—even scientists working in any given discipline often understand little about the work of their colleagues across campus.

Some popular writing by scientists is...   More >

Berkeley Summer Abroad in Madrid, Spain: Spanish Language and Culture

Information Session | February 6 | 2 p.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 >

Advances and Challenges in Computational Modeling of Dynamic Material Failure: From Single to Multi-Scale Simulations and Their Industrial Applications

Seminar | February 6 | 2-3 p.m. | 3110 Etcheverry Hall

 Dr. C.T. Wu, Livermore Software Technology Corporation (LSTC)

 Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME)

Numerical modeling of material failure remains a formidable challenge to the computational mechanics community. Apparently, the pure continuum-based numerical methods are not able to accurately predict the material failure takes place at the finer scale. In other words, the C1-continuity assumption in most finite element methods is inadequate to describe the kinematic discontinuity of...   More >

2019 Summer Opportunities Fair

Special Event | February 6 | 2-4 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Pauley Ballroom

 Summer Sessions

Wondering what to do next summer? Visit the Summer Opportunities Fair to learn about exciting summer options for UC Berkeley students, including summer courses, study abroad, student jobs and internships, research, volunteer and service, and more.

Representatives from Berkeley campus units will be tabling with information on their courses and programs.

Topology Seminar (Introductory Talk): Involutive Heegaard Floer homology

Seminar | February 6 | 2:10-3 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Matthew Stoffregen, MIT

 Department of Mathematics

We'll review the definition of Ozsvath-Szabo's Heegaard Floer homology, and then define the involutive version constructed by Hendricks and Manolescu.

How Artificial Intelligence Is Reshaping Repression: With Prof. Steven Feldstein, Frank and Bethine Church Chair of Public Affairs at Boise State University and fellow, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace’s Democracy and Rule of Law Program.

Lecture | February 6 | 2:15-3:30 p.m. | 10 Boalt Hall, School of Law

 Steven Feldstein, Boise State University

 Human Rights Center

Repressive regimes are implementing AI systems, accelerating the global resurgence of authoritarianism and a new era of surveillance and control. To counter both the spread of high-tech repression abroad and potential abuses at home, policy makers in democratic states must think seriously.

  RSVP online

A phase transition in a spatial permutation model on infinite trees

Seminar | February 6 | 3-4 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Milind Hegde, UC Berkeley

 Department of Statistics

Abstract: Spatial random permutation models are of physical interest due to connections to representations of certain gases such as helium as well as of the quantum Heisenberg ferromagnet. Physical phase transitions in these contexts correspond to the appearance of macro or infinite cycles in the permutation model. We study a spatial random permutation model on infinite trees with a time...   More >

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 >

Race—The Power of an Illusion

Panel Discussion | February 6 | 3-6 p.m. |  Sutardja Dai Hall

 Larry Adelman, executive producer of RACE and co-director of California Newsreel, California Newsreel; john a. powell, UC Berkeley Faculty and Director of the Haas Institute, Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society; Michael Omi, Series Advisor and UC Berkeley faculty, Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies; Jason Corburn, UC Berkeley faculty, City/Regional Planning and Public Health; Darlene Francis, UC Berkeley Faculty, School of Public Health and Neuroscience; Victoria Robinson, UC Berkeley Faculty and Director of the American Cultures Center, The Department of Ethnic Studies

 Lulu Matute, Haas Scholar, Haas Scholars Program

 American Cultures, Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society, Library, Center for Race and Gender, California Newsreel

A public event celebrating the launch of a new companion website for the groundbreaking documentary series, 'Race—The Power of an Illusion.'

Number Theory Seminar: Absolute Hodge cycles

Seminar | February 6 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Koji Shimizu, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Berkeley Summer Abroad in Bahia, Brazil: Afro-Feminism, Dance, and Brazil

Information Session | February 6 | 4 p.m. | 44B Dwinelle Hall

 Berkeley Study Abroad

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

Bahia, Brazil: Afro-Feminism, Dance, and Brazil is a six-week cultural experience rooted in social justice and black feminist pedagogy exploring the power of dance and performance with a particular focus on Afro-Brazilian dances, songs and...   More >

Proteostasis, Sexual Dimorphism and Declining Adaptive Homeostasis in Ageing

Seminar | February 6 | 4-5 p.m. | 114 Morgan Hall

 Kelvin Davies, USC

 Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology

UROC (Underrepresented Researchers of Color): Putting finishing touches to your research applications: A Practical hands-on workshop

Workshop | February 6 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Andrea Ramirez, UROC; Ife Okeke, UROC

 Office of Undergraduate Research

For anyone who is applying to the Haas Scholars Program or to the SURF Program, we will be holding a workshop space for students to get feedback on their proposals. Please stop by at whatever stage you're in.If you're unable to make this workshop, but want an extra set of eyes, please email uroc@berkeley.edu to set up a time to meet. We will have food for y'all. Excited to see you there!

Towards an Equitable Data-Driven Urbanism: Transforming Urban Theory and Practice via Data Science

Lecture | February 6 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 202 South Hall

 Karen Chapple

 Data Sciences

In this talk, Professor Karen Chapel uses the lens of my Urban Displacement Project to explore how new sources of data, such as geotagged Twitter data, upend our traditional understandings of neighborhood change, while also facilitating new forms of participatory action research and global comparative case studies.

Thematic Seminar: The tautological ring of the moduli space of curves

Seminar | February 6 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Aaron Pixton, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 Department of Mathematics

Let Mg be the moduli space of smooth curves of genus g. The tautological ring is a subring of the cohomology of Mg that was introduced by Mumford in the 1980s in analogy with the cohomology of Grassmannians. Work of Faber and Faber-Zagier in the 1990s led to two competing conjectural descriptions of the structure of the tautological ring. After reviewing these conjectures, I will discuss some of...   More >

The Assault on Empathy: The Promise of Artificial Intimacy: Charles M. and Martha Hitchcock Lectures by Sherry Turkle

Lecture | February 6 | 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 second lecture is titled "The Assault on Empathy: The Promise of Artificial Intimacy" and is free and open to the public. No tickets are required.

Towards an Equitable Data-Driven Urbanism: Transforming Urban Theory and Practice via Data Science

Lecture | February 6 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 202 South Hall

 Karen Chapple

 Information, School of

The availability of new forms of data on different aspects of everyday life, analyzed and shared via new data analytics, has created an opportunity to depart from the old routines of data collection, cleaning, variable construction, and regression analysis. Working with fine-grained, real-time data has inspired a new generation of researchers eager to design smarter cities (despite the cautions...   More >

Center for Computational Biology Seminar: Dr. Beth Shapiro, Professor, UC Santa Cruz

Seminar | February 6 | 4:30-5:30 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center

 Center for Computational Biology

Genomics, genetic rescue, and the future of conservation

Abstract: New technologies, including complete genome sequencing and genome engineering, promise to revolutionize conservation and slow the pace of the ongoing extinction crisis. However, the value of these technologies to conservation remains unclear. Using mountain lions from across their range and wolves from Isle Royale as examples,...   More >

Linguistic Anthropology and Literary and Cultural Studies: A Mellon Foundation Sawyer Seminar: Session 4: Religion

Conference/Symposium | February 6 – 7, 2019 every day | 5-7 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Niklaus Largier, UC Berkeley; Michael Warner, Yale University; Mayanthi Fernando, UC Santa Cruz; Michael Allan, University of Oregon; Courtney Handman, University of Texas at Austin; Charles Hirschkind, UC Berkeley; Webb Keane, University of Michigan

 Department of Comparative Literature, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

This is the fourth of seven two-day meetings of a Mellon Foundation Sawyer Seminar taking place throughout 2018-2019. The seminar aims to explore the potential of a set of concepts, tools, and critical practices developed in the field of linguistic anthropology for work being done in the fields of literary and cultural criticism.

Religion: A Mellon Foundation Sawyer Seminar

Seminar | February 6 | 5-7 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Niklaus Largier, UC Berkeley; Michael Warner, Yale; Mayanthi Fernando, UC Santa Cruz

 Michael Lucey, UC Berkeley

 Sawyer Seminar on Linguistic Anthropology and Literary and Cultural Studies

These public talks continue the series of events connected to the Sawyer Seminar in Linguistic Anthropology & Literary and Cultural Studies that began in Fall 2018. Many of the studies taken up so far in the seminar depend on religious objects, rituals, or encounters to help illuminate those pragmatic aspects of discourse that might be more easily concealed in our everyday routines. Perhaps the...   More >

Topology Seminar (Main Talk): An infinite-rank summand of the homology cobordism group

Seminar | February 6 | 5:10-6 p.m. | 3 Evans Hall | Note change in time

 Matthew Stoffregen, MIT

 Department of Mathematics

We explain a generalization of the techniques that Hom introduced to construct an infinite-rank summand of the topologically slice knot concordance group. We generalize Hom's epsilon-invariant to the involutive Heegaard Floer homology constructed by Hendricks-Manolescu. As an application, we see that there is an infinite-rank summand of the homology cobordism group. This is joint work with Irving...   More >

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 >

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.

Poetry Reading: Cedar Sigo with Noah Warren: Holloway Poetry Series

Reading - Literary | February 6 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, Maude Fife Room (315)

 Department of English

A reading in the Holloway Poetry Series: poets Cedar Sigo and Noah Warren will read from their work

Poster: Cedar Sigo reading with Noah Warren 2/6/19

The Holloway Series in Poetry Presents Cedar Sigo

Reading - Literary | February 6 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, 315, Maude Fife room

 Cedar Sigo

 Noah Warren

 Department of English, Holloway Poetry Series

The Holloway Series in Poetry presents a reading by Cedar Sigo, with an introductory reading by Noah Warren.

For more information, please visit: https://hollowayreadingseries.wordpress.com/

We the People: Justice for Some

Panel Discussion | February 6 | 6:30-7:30 p.m. |  JCC East Bay, Berkeley Branch

 1414 Walnut Street, Berkeley, CA 94709

 JCC East Bay

Featuring GSPP professors Jack Glaser and Steve Raphael, prisoner's rights attorney Margot Mendelson, and moderated by Abbie VanSickle of the Marshall Project.

Join us for a guided conversation about the most pressing and complex issues in the criminal justice system today. This discussion will examine professors Glaser, Raphael, and Mendelson's research on inequality in the criminal justice...   More >

$20 Non-Member, $15 Member

  Buy tickets online

24 City

Film - Feature | February 6 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Jia Zhangke’s exquisite documentary/fiction hybrid examines a Chinese factory-city being dismantled to make way for luxury apartment houses. Its workers, many of whom have spent their entire lives within the confines of the factory’s shops, schools, and dormitories, narrate how its walls have come to embody China’s modern history. For Jia, “history is always a blend of fact and imagination.”...   More >

Kedi: February's Movie at Moffitt

Film - Documentary | February 6 | 7-9 p.m. | 405 Moffitt Undergraduate Library

 Library

Hundreds of thousands of Turkish cats roam the metropolis of Istanbul freely. For thousands of years they’ve wandered in and out of people’s lives, becoming an essential part of the communities that make the city so rich. Claiming no owners, the cats of Istanbul live between two worlds, neither wild nor tame — and they bring joy and purpose to those people they choose to adopt. In Istanbul, cats...   More >

 Must have a UCB student ID for entrance.

Movies at Moffitt

Thursday, February 7, 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!

East Bay Electrification Expo: Fight Climate Change with a Clean Energy Home/Apt!

Special Event | February 7 |  Ed Roberts Campus

 3075 Adeline St, Berkeley, CA 94703

 Student Environmental Resource Center

East Bay Electrification Expo: Fight Climate Change with a Clean Energy Home/Apt!

Hosted by the Ecology Center, StopWaste and City of Berkeley, with the generous support of BayREN.

Why? Our homes and buildings are the second largest source of greenhouse gas emissions. But thanks to local Community Choice Energy providers, electricity in the Bay Area is clean, and is getting cleaner and...   More >

February Bird Walk with Chris Carmichael

Tour/Open House | February 7 | 9:30-11 a.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

While winter birds are still abundant in the garden, this month we will be looking for the earliest of our spring migrants: Rufous and Allen's Hummingbirds flying north from Mexico.

$20 / $18 UCBG Member / $10 UCB student Ticket price includes admission to the Garden, a $12 value

  Register online or by calling 510-664-7606

Spring 2019 International Spouse and Partner Welcome Reception

Social Event | February 7 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. |  YWCA Auditorium

 2600 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Berkeley International Office(BIO)), University Section Club, YWCA Berkeley/Oakland

Join us at the International Spouse & Partner Reception to connect with fellow international spouses and families, campus and community resources, and learn more about J-2 work authorization! This event is co-sponsored by the Berkeley International Office, University Section Club, University Village, and YWCA. Light refreshments will be served and children are welcome!

Special Seminar: Effective Arithmetic Geometry

Seminar | February 7 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | Calvin Laboratory (Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing), Main Lecture Hall | Note change in location

 Yuri Tschinkel, Simons Foundation and NYU

 Department of Mathematics

Tschinkel will discuss effectivity issues in several problems in arithmetic geometry, the study of solutions of systems of polynomial equations with integral coefficients.

Applied Math Seminar: Adjoint sensitivity analysis of chaotic dynamical systems via shadowing methods

Seminar | February 7 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Angxiu Ni, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

In this talk we discuss how to compute derivatives of long-time-averaged objectives with respect to multiple system parameters in chaotic systems, via the recently developed non-intrusive least-squares adjoint shadowing (NILSAS) algorithm.

First we review how to compute such derivatives via comparing the base trajectory and a shadowing trajectory, which is a new trajectory with perturbed...   More >

Econ 235, Financial Economics Seminar: No Seminar

Seminar | February 7 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | C330 Haas School of Business

 Department of Economics

Joint with Haas Finance Seminar

The Berkeley Network's Webinar Series: Fundamentals for Successful Career Change: 3 Effective Strategies and How to Prepare

Workshop | February 7 | 12-1 p.m. |  Virtual

 Joy Lin, Quarter Life Joy

 Cal Alumni Association

This webinar is designed to give you the fundamentals of preparing for a career change and effective strategies you can explore. You will walk away with a more realistic idea of what to expect, how to prepare, and what strategies can help make your career change possible.

Certificate Program in Leadership and Management Online Information Session

Information Session | February 7 | 12-1 p.m. |  Online

 UC Berkeley Extension

Find out how this certificate can help you build the essential skills for effective management and make a tangible difference in your career.

  Register online

Oliver E. Williamson Seminar: "Common Values, Unobserved Heterogeneity, andEndogenous Entry in U.S. Offshore Oil Lease Auctions∗"

Seminar | February 7 | 12-1:30 p.m. | C325 Haas School of Business

 Phil Haile, Yale

 Department of Economics

The Oliver E. Williamson Seminar on Institutional Analysis, named after our esteemed colleague who founded the seminar, features current research by faculty, from UCB and elsewhere, and by advanced doctoral students. The research investigates governance and its links with economic and political forces. Markets, hierarchies, hybrids, and the supporting institutions of law and politics all come...   More >

The Peach Blossom Land

Film - Feature | February 7 | 12 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Written and directed by Arts + Design Thursdays series cocurator Stan Lai, The Peach Blossom Land is the award-winning film adaption of his groundbreaking 1986 play Secret Love in Peach Blossom Land. The film radically challenges the principles of filmed theater, featuring remarkable innovations in staging, in the use of song and dialogue, and in the convention of the “fourth wall.” Two theater...   More >

Peach Blossom Land: A Film by Stan Lai

Lecture | February 7 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Osher Theater

 Stan Lai

 Arts + Design

Written and directed by A+D Thursdays series co-curator Stan Lai, The Peach Blossom Land (1992) is the award winning film adaption of his groundbreaking 1986 play Secret Love in Peach Blossom Land. The film radically challenged the principles of filmed theater, featuring remarkable innovations in staging, the use of song and dialogue, and the convention of the "fourth wall." Two theater companies...   More >

Lunch Poems: Ari Banias

Reading - Literary | February 7 | 12:10-12:50 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Library

 Lunch Poems

Lunch Poems presents Ari Banias.

Back Talk: Less Stress on Your Back (BEUHS404)

Workshop | February 7 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

 Mallory Lynch, Campus Ergonomist, Ergonomics@Work

 Ergonomics@Work

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

  Register online

Research Colloquium: Dr. Jerry Brandell "Psychoanalysis in the Halls of Social Work Academe: Can this patient be saved?"

Colloquium | February 7 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Haviland Hall, Commons/116

 Social Welfare, School of

Psychoanalytic theory is not a unified body of knowledge, but rather, composed of multiple theories, models, and schemata pertaining to development, psychopathology, and clinical method and technique. It is a literature of vast scope whose evolution now spans 125 years. This history is actually fraught with points of convergence and dissonance; important issues and controversies surrounding the...   More >

The California Housing Crisis and Potential Solutions

Panel Discussion | February 7 | 12:15-1:30 p.m. | 250 Goldman School of Public Policy

 Berkeley Institute for the Future of Young Americans; Terner Center for Housing Innovation

Join us for a new lunch series to discuss the housing crisis in California and potential solutions. Prominent leaders in state policy alongside real estate professionals will lead panel discussions followed by time for Q&A. Free lunch provided!

  RSVP online

Housing crisis in California and potential solutions

Sustainable Vikings - A Talk by Dr. Robert Strand

Lecture | February 7 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Dr. Robert Strand, Center for Responsible Business at Berkeley Haas

 Institute of European Studies, Center for Responsible Business, Nordic Studies Program

How have the Nordics come to dominate virtually all measurements of sustainability? From the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI), Nordic countries and companies always command the top - or very near the top - of sustainability measurements. Join Robert Strand as he shares lessons he has drawn from over 15 years of inquiry in the Nordic region and...   More >

Dr. Robert Strand

Librarian Office Hours at the SPH DREAM Office

Miscellaneous | February 7 – May 2, 2019 every Thursday | 1-3 p.m. | Berkeley Way West, 2220 (DREAM Office)

 Michael Sholinbeck

 Library

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.
NOTE: On Feb. 14: 2:15-3pm only

Exhibition Highlights Tour

Tour/Open House | February 7 | 1:15 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Discover highlights from current exhibitions on a guided tour led by BAMPFA education staff.

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

How to Write a Research Proposal Workshop

Workshop | February 7 | 2-3 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.

Xiao Wu

Film - Feature | February 7 | 2:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Fresh from the Beijing Film Academy in 1997, Jia turned to the dirt streets of his hometown Fenyang for his feature debut, a Bresson-in-the-boondocks portrait of China in economic transition and those who can only watch as they’re left behind. More inclined toward a slow stroll sideways than a great leap forward, the small-time, undermotivated pickpocket Xiao Wu (Wang Hongwei) isn’t keeping up as...   More >

SURF Summer Research Scholarships Info Session

Information Session | February 7 | 3-4 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

Higher Education Careers for PhDs

Panel Discussion | February 7 | 3:30-5 p.m. | Sproul Hall, Room 309

 Dr. Lilia Chavez, Dean of Special Projects and Grants, Merritt College; Dr. Brooke Hessler, Director of Learning Resources, California College of the Arts; Mackenzie Smith MFA Communications Specialist, UC Berkeley College of Natural Resources

Dr. Colette Plum, Deputy Director Study Abroad, UC Berkeley

 Career Center

This panel program will introduce career options in higher education. Learn about the paths of PhD professionals as they discuss their work in Learning Resources, Student Life, International Education and Science Communication.

ESPM Seminar Series, Spring 2019

Seminar | February 7 | 3:30 p.m. | 132 Mulford Hall

 David Ackerly

 Dept. of Environmental Science, Policy, and Mgmt. (ESPM)

David Ackerly, Dean of the College of Natural Resources at UC Berkeley, will present: "Topography, species distributions and impacts of climate change on California native plants." Hosted by George Roderick. Meet the speaker and enjoy refreshments after the talk in 139 Mulford Hall.

Inverse RNA folding and Computational Riboswitch Detection

Seminar | February 7 | 4-5 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Professor Danny Barash, Department of Computer Science, Ben-Gurion University

 Department of Statistics

The inverse RNA folding problem for designing sequences that fold into a given RNA secondary structure was introduced in the early 1990's in Vienna. Using a coarse-grain tree graph representation of the RNA secondary structure, we extended the inverse RNA folding problem to include constraints such as thermodynamic stability and mutational robustness, developing a program called RNAexinv. In the...   More >

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

Information Session | February 7 | 4-5 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 >

Berkeley Summer Abroad in Paris, France: French Language, Culture, and History

Information Session | February 7 | 4 p.m. | 4125 Dwinelle Hall

 Berkeley Study Abroad

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

Dive headfirst into French culture in Paris, one of the most picturesque cities in the world! This program is designed to immerse students in the language and day-to-day rhythms of French culture. You will explore the past and present of France, from...   More >

Shoroon Bumbagar: Tombs with Mounds in Central Mongolia

Lecture | February 7 | 4 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Nancy S. Steinhardt 
, East Asian Languages and Civilizations, University of Pennsylvania

 Patricia Berger, History of Art, UC Berkeley, Emerita

 Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), UC Berkeley Mongolia Initiative

The talk begins with a tomb often known as Shoroon Bumbagar that was excavated in Bayannuur, Bulgan province, Mongolia, in 2011. Covered with murals but without an inscription or other information about its date, the tomb is studied alongside the better known tombs such as Pugu Yitu’s (d. 678), only five kms away, and tombs of Tang China and Sogdiana. Before drawing conclusions, the talk turns...   More >

New Life Quarterly Release Party

Special Event | February 7 | 4-7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Celebrate the release of Issue 4 of New Life Quarterly magazine! Published by Oakland-based bookstore and downtown community arts hub Wolfman Books, New Life is focused on the intersections of art and community—especially the exuberant, overlooked, and experimental margins—in the Bay Area and beyond.

This issue is a special project dedicated to artist correspondence. Through emails, WhatsApp...   More >

Mathematics Department Colloquium: Fukaya categories with coefficients and spectral networks

Colloquium | February 7 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Carlos Simpson, Université de Nice

 Department of Mathematics

A conjecture of Kontsevich says that the Fukaya category of a symplectic manifold having an additional volume form, should have a stability condition where the stable objects are represented by possibly singular "special Lagrangians". This statement has a nice expression, in the case where we look at the Fukaya-Seidel category of a Riemann surface with coefficients in a fiber category. The...   More >

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

Information Session | February 7 | 5-6 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.

Religion: A Mellon Foundation Sawyer Seminar

Seminar | February 7 | 5-7 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Michael Allan, University of Oregon; Courtney Handman, UT Austin; Webb Keane, University of Michigan

 Michael Lucey, UC Berkeley

 Sawyer Seminar on Linguistic Anthropology and Literary and Cultural Studies

These public talks continue the series of events connected to the Sawyer Seminar in Linguistic Anthropology & Literary and Cultural Studies that began in Fall 2018. Many of the studies taken up so far in the seminar depend on religious objects, rituals, or encounters to help illuminate those pragmatic aspects of discourse that might be more easily concealed in our everyday routines. Perhaps the...   More >

The Crooked, Windy, Pothole-Filled Road To Success

Lecture | February 7 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Dr. Geetha Murali, Room to Read

 Institute of International Studies

Scripted career paths are over-rated, according to Dr. Geetha Murali, CEO of global nonprofit Room to Read. Instead of following an overly scripted career path, Murali advises you to assess opportunities as you go and identify where you can add the most value based on your skill set or an acquirable skill set. Then contribute effectively towards organizational priorities and beyond to become a...   More >

The Politics of Truth: A Way Forward: Arlie Hochschild and Thomas Laqueur in Conversation

Lecture | February 7 | 5-6:30 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room 220 Stephens Hall

 Townsend Center for the Humanities, Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion, Department of History, Department of Sociology

Arlie Hochschild and Thomas Laqueur discuss the contributions that academic scholars can make to the public understanding of truth and its relation to politics.

Chinese Animal Gods

Lecture | February 7 | 5-7 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 Meir Shahar, Tel Aviv University

 Center for Buddhist Studies

Our ancestors depended upon beasts of burden for a living. In the Chinese case this dependence was reflected in the religious sphere. Chinese religion featured deities responsible for the wellbeing of draft animals. The two principal ones were the Horse King (divine protector of equines) and the Ox King (tutelary deity of bovines). This lecture will examine the ecological background and...   More >

Linguistic Anthropology and Literary and Cultural Studies: A Mellon Foundation Sawyer Seminar: Session 4: Religion

Conference/Symposium | February 6 – 7, 2019 every day | 5-7 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Niklaus Largier, UC Berkeley; Michael Warner, Yale University; Mayanthi Fernando, UC Santa Cruz; Michael Allan, University of Oregon; Courtney Handman, University of Texas at Austin; Charles Hirschkind, UC Berkeley; Webb Keane, University of Michigan

 Department of Comparative Literature, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

This is the fourth of seven two-day meetings of a Mellon Foundation Sawyer Seminar taking place throughout 2018-2019. The seminar aims to explore the potential of a set of concepts, tools, and critical practices developed in the field of linguistic anthropology for work being done in the fields of literary and cultural criticism.

Facebook Puzzle Hunt

Information Session | February 7 | 6-8 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Do you enjoy a challenge and like solving puzzles?! Come join Facebook and CSUA to team up with your fellow bears for an exciting 2 hours of logic game puzzles. You will split into teams of up to 4 and solve up to 8 puzzles together. Prizes will be awarded to the top 5 winning teams!

Please bring your laptops! After you choose your team of 4, sign your team up here:...   More >

Platform

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

China’s tumultuous 1980s are revisited in this hyperrealistic account of one provincial theater troupe’s struggles in a landscape dizzily moving from post–Cultural Revolution isolation to a consumer-age nightmare of bad perms and disco fever. The troupe begins in 1979 as the Fenyang Peasant Culture Group, desultorily performing propaganda songs about Chairman Mao, but ten years (and a century’s...   More >

Settlement, Culture, Identity in the Pale of Pylos: Sather Lecture Series: A Bronze Age Greek State in Formation

Lecture | February 7 | 8 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, Maud Fife Room (315 Wheeler Hall)

 Jack L. Davis, Blegen Professor of Greek Archaeology, University of Cincinnati

 Department of Classics

Internationally recognized scholar of Bronze Age Greece offers a series of lectures showing how the archaeological record sheds light on culture and communal life of early Greece.