<< Week of February 23 >>

Thursday, February 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!

Anti-Black State Violence in the Americas: Power and Struggle in Brazil and the U.S.

Conference/Symposium | February 20 – 22, 2019 every day | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Multicultural Center, Room 220

 Anti-Black State Violence Across the Americas, UC Berkeley Multicultural Center, Center for Latin American Studies, Institute of International Studies, Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society, Institute for the Study of Societal Issues

At a pivotal historical moment, this symposium will bring further attention to anti-black state violence in the Americas. The University of California, Berkeley will host some of the most influential social movement leaders from Brazil and the United States—homes to the two largest Black populations outside the continent of Africa.

As the U.S. enters a contentious new congressional term and...   More >

  RSVP online

Study Abroad Office Hours at Educational Opportunity Program

Information Session | February 14 – May 9, 2019 every Thursday with exceptions | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | César E. Chávez Student Center, Educational Opportunity Program- MLK BNorth CE3

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Interested in studying abroad? A Berkeley Study Abroad Peer Adviser will hold office hours at Educational Opportunity Program on Thursdays from 10 am-noon this spring to answer questions about program options, scholarships, how to apply and additional services offered!

Sign-up on http://tinyurl.com/eopstudyabroad.

Applied Math Seminar: Grassmann manifold, gauge, and quantum chemistry

Seminar | February 21 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Lin Lin, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

The Grassmann manifold Gr(m,n) is the set of n-dimensional subspaces in $\mathbb R^m$ (assuming m >n), and is used in many science and engineering applications. A point in Gr(m,n) can be represented by an orthogonal matrix of size m by n, multiplied by another arbitrary orthogonal matrix of size n by n. In quantum chemistry and in particular the widely used density functional theory (DFT), this...   More >

Econ 235, Financial Economics Seminar: The Macro Impact of Short-Termism

Seminar | February 21 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | C330 Haas School of Business

 Stephen Terry, Boston University

 Department of Economics

Joint with Haas Finance Seminar

Mindful Awareness Guided Meditation

Miscellaneous | February 21 – May 2, 2019 every Thursday | 12-1 p.m. | 5400 Berkeley Way West

 Jeffrey Oxendine

 Institute of Personality and Social Research

Focus the mind. Foster creativity, resilience, and well-being. These meetings are free and open to faculty, staff, and students. You are invited to drop in at noon any Thursday.

Martha Graham Speaking to the Moment: Creative Invention in Dance with Marni Thomas Wood

Lecture | February 21 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Osher Theater

 Marni Thomas Wood

 Arts + Design

After graduating from Sarah Lawrence College in 1958, Marni Thomas Wood joined the Martha Graham Dance Company, toured and performed with the Company, taught at the Graham School, and was privileged to be part of the first generation of women to perform Ms. Graham’s own roles as Graham began choosing successors for her earlier repertory reconstructions. In 1968, with her husband/partner David...   More >

Bancroft Library Roundtable: Migrants in the Making: Invisible Agricultural Child Labor and the Limits of Citizenship, 1938-1965

Lecture | February 21 | 12-1 p.m. | Faculty Club, Lewis-Latimer Room

 Ivón Padilla-Rodríguez, PhD candidate in History at Columbia University and Visiting Dissertation Research Scholar at the UC Berkeley Latinx Research Center

 Bancroft Library

Farm work is the most hazardous industry for young workers. Yet, despite the implementation of a national child labor ban in 1938, Latinx children continue to toil in fields nationwide with an estimated 200,000-500,000 agricultural child laborers employed each year. Ivón Padilla-Rodríguez has identified the child labor ban's agricultural exemption as the reason for this disjuncture.

 The Lewis-Latimer Room has a maximum capacity of 28 people. The doors will be shut and no more attendees may enter once the room is at capacity.

Emerging Scholar Lecture: Jaih Craddock, "Social Interactions as a Mechanism in HIV Prevention"

Lecture | February 21 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Haviland Hall, Commons/116

 Social Welfare, School of

Black women account for over 60% of all new HIV incidences among women in the United States. The highest rates of HIV acquisition occur among Black women aged 25 and over, thus examining factors that may be associated with HIV risk among young Black women aged 18 to 24 is critical for HIV prevention efforts.

Oliver E. Williamson Seminar: "The Environmental Bias of Trade Policy∗"

Seminar | February 21 | 12-1:30 p.m. | C325 Haas School of Business

 Joseph Shapiro, UC Berkeley

 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 >

Martha Graham Speaking to the Moment: Creative Invention in Dance with Marni Thomas Wood

Presentation | February 21 | 12 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Marni Thomas Wood delivers a talk drawing on her decades-long experience in dance. Thomas Wood joined the Martha Graham Company after graduating from college in 1958; she toured and performed with the company, taught at the Graham School, and was part of the first generation of women to perform Graham’s own roles as Graham began choosing successors for her repertory work. In 1968, Thomas Wood...   More >

Saving for Your Child’s Education(BEUHS362)

Workshop | February 21 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club

 Sherry Young, Bank of the West Wealth Management Group; Jake Cleary, Bank of the West Investment Services

 Be Well at Work - Work/Life

Learn about the importance of saving for college, how it plays into overall financial planning, and investment vehicles available. You’ll also learn about gifting limits, possible tax ramifications and the importance of partnering with a licensed professional.

  Enroll online

*CANCELED* IB Seminar: Title to be announced

Seminar | February 21 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building | Canceled

 Sterling Nesbitt, Virginia Tech

 Department of Integrative Biology

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

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

Data Science Modules Exposition

Workshop | February 21 | 2-3:30 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, Academic Innovation Studio, 117 Dwinelle Hall

 Data Sciences

An illustration of the types of course materials being developed for Data Science pedagogy for a variety of classes, including introductory, intermediate and advanced courses, and American Cultures classes. First hand experiences from instructors adopting and adapting these materials with the Center for Teaching and Learning.

Global Internships

Information Session | February 21 | 3-4 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Earn academic credit while gaining practical internship experience domestically or abroad. Learn more about UC Berkeley Global Internships at this event and see how your summer can transform you!

Learn more about Berkeley Global Internships at globalinternships.berkeley.edu

2019 locations include: Boston, Dublin, Hong Kong, Israel, London, Los Angeles, Madrid, Mumbai, Paris, Prague, San...   More >

Power Electronics: A New Landscape and its Impact on Research and Applications

Seminar | February 21 | 3-4 p.m. | Soda Hall, HP Auditorium (306 Soda)

 Alex Hanson, Ph.D. Candidate, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Many of humanity's most pressing needs and exciting advances are critically dependent on the effective use of energy. Such applications are often space-, cost-, or efficiency-limited by the power converters at their heart. These power conversion challenges are converging with new technology opportunities.

Summer Abroad in Guardamar, Spain: Imagining and Re-Envisioning the Urban Setting

Information Session | February 21 | 3 p.m. | 172 Wurster Hall

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Learn more about the Summer Abroad in Guardamar, Spain: Imagining and Re-Envisioning the Urban Setting program at this info session. Program advisers and faculty will be on hand to answer your questions.

Take your studies to the streets of Spain, where you’ll broaden your knowledge of urban architecture and explore the narratives on which cities are built. This interactive program takes you...   More >

Summer Abroad in Guardamar, Spain

Information Session | February 21 | 3-4 p.m. | 172 Wurster Hall

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Learn more about the Summer Abroad in Guardamar, Spain: Imagining and Re-Envisioning the Urban Setting program at this info session. Program advisers and faculty will be on hand to answer your questions.

Take your studies to the streets of Spain, where you’ll broaden your knowledge of urban architecture and explore the narratives on which cities are built. This interactive program takes you...   More >

Dr. Sara Bombaci: "Conserving and restoring biodiversity in the face of global change"

Seminar | February 21 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 132 Mulford Hall

 Dr. Sara Bombaci

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

Postdoctoral researcher in the School of Agricultural, Forest, and Environmental Sciences at Clemson University, Dr. Sara Bombaci, will present a research seminar titled, "Conserving and restoring biodiversity in the face of global change." Open to the public.

TDPS Speaker Series | Knowing Through Moving: 50 Years of the Dance Program

Panel Discussion | February 21 | 4-5 p.m. | 44B Dwinelle Hall

 Marni Thomas Wood, Professor Emerita of Dance, UC Berkeley; Joe Goode, Professor of Dance, UC Berkeley; Wendy Rogers, Professor Emerita of Dance, UC Riverside

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

Prior to the opening of Berkeley Dance Project 2019, join TDPS for a panel discussion about the dance program's 50-year history at UC Berkeley.

Sparse Polynomial Approximations and their applications to Quantum Advantage, Parallel Computation, and Pseudorandomness

Seminar | February 21 | 4-5 p.m. | 310 Sutardja Dai Hall

 Avishay Tal, Motwani Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford University

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

This talk is motivated by three (seemingly unrelated) questions:
1. For which tasks do quantum algorithms outperform classical computation?
2. Does parallel computing always offer a speed-up, or are some tasks inherently sequential?
3. Do randomized algorithms have deterministic counterparts with similar memory footprint?

Dr. Sinead Griffin Computational Materials Seminar

Seminar | February 21 | 4-5 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Dr. Sinead Griffin, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab

 Computational Materials at Berkeley

Sinéad Griffin is the newest staff scientist at the Materials Science Division and the Molecular Foundry at Berkeley Lab. Sinéad has contributed several insights into the connections between high-energy physics and condensed matter theory, winning the Swiss Physical's Society's ABB Prize in 2017 for her work on testing cosmic strings in multiferroics. Since 2010 she has been involved in ASESMA,...   More >

Global Entanglements of a Man Who Never Traveled: A Seventeenth-Century Chinese Christian and His Conflicted Worlds

Colloquium | February 21 | 4-6 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 Dominic Sachsenmaier, Professor of Modern China with a Special Emphasis on Global Historical Perspectives, Göttingen University

 Li Ka-Shing Foundation Program in Modern Chinese History at Berkeley, Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

Dominic Sachsenmaier will present his recently published book, Global Entanglements of a Man Who Never Traveled (Columbia University Press, 2018), which explores the mid-seventeenth-century world and the worldwide flows of ideas through the lens of a Chinese Christian convert, Zhu Zongyuan. Born into a low-level literati family in the port city of Ningbo, Zhu likely never left his home province....   More >

Mathematics Department Colloquium/Bowen Lectures: Lecture 3: Birational geometry in characteristic $p >0$

Colloquium | February 21 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Christopher Hacon, University of Utah

 Department of Mathematics

After recent spectacular progress in the classification of varieties over an algebraic closed field of characteristic 0 (e.g. the solution set of a system of polynomial equations defined by $p_1,...,p_r$ in $C[x_1,...,x_n]$) it is natural to try and understand the geometry of varieties defined over an algebraically closed field of characteristic $p >0$. Many technical difficulties arise in this...   More >

Impossible: A Food Revolution Catalyzed by Heme

Seminar | February 21 | 4:30-5:30 p.m. | 115 Energy Biosciences Building

 Dr. Celeste Holz-Schietinger, Impossible Foods

 QB3 - California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences

Come learn about the creation of the Impossible Burger and other Impossible Foods. The seminar will be followed by a Q&A session.

Tickets are FREE, but seating is limited. Please RSVP via Eventbrite.

It’s not a NATURAL disaster: looking from past to future through archaeology

Lecture | February 21 | 4:30-6:30 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Margaret Nelson, Professor in the School of Human Evolution and Social Change and Distinguished Sustainability Scholar in the Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability, Arizona State University

 Archaeological Research Facility

In this talk, Nelson looks at rare climate challenges and human-created vulnerabilities in the long-term history/prehistory of seven areas and evaluates the magnitude of changes to food security and social conditions following extreme climate events. Results of these analyses support the role of human-created vulnerabilities in the occurrence of “disasters” associated with climate extremes.

Future Reading: What Is Anglophone Fiction in the 21st Century?

Lecture | February 21 | 4:30-6:30 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, 315, Maude Fife room

 Rebecca L. Walkowitz, Professor and Chair, Department of English, Rutgers English

 Grace Lavery, Assistant Professor, Berkeley English

 Colleen Lye, Associate Professor, Berkeley English

 Harsha Ram, Associate Professor, Slavic Languages and Literatures

 Department of English, Townsend Center for the Humanities, John F Hotchkis Chair in English

Arif Anwar | The Storm: A Novel

Reading - Literary | February 21 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Arif Anwar, Author

 Sanchita Saxena, Director, Subir and Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies; Executive Director, Institute for South Asia Studies

 The Subir & Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies, Institute for South Asia Studies, Blum Center for Developing Economies, The InFEWS Program at the Blum Center, Master of Development Practice, Berkeley Center for Social Medicine, Division of Epidemiology

An Evening with Arif Anwar, author of "The Storm."

Editing The Code Of Life: The Future Of Genome Editing

Lecture | February 21 | 5-6:30 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium

 Dr. Jennifer Doudna

 Institute of International Studies

Our technological capacity to make changes to genomic data has expanded exponentially since the 2012 discovery of CRISPR-Cas9 as an RNA-programmable genome editing tool. Over the past seven years, this genome editing platform has been used to revolutionize research, develop new agricultural crops, and even promises to cure genetic diseases. However, ethical and societal concerns abound, requiring...   More >

The Longue Durée of 1989. Regime Change and Everyday Life in East Germany

Lecture | February 21 | 5-6 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Kerstin Brückweh, Centre for Contemporary History, Potsdam (Germany)

 Institute of European Studies, GHI West - Pacific Regional Office of the German Historical Institute Washington DC, Center for German and European Studies

1989 is often considered a key caesura of the 20th century. By looking at the long-term developments surrounding this historic event Brückweh analyzes the social changes that paved the way for and shaped all three stages: the late phase of the German Democratic Republic, the peaceful revolution, and the transformation that followed. Property, especially real estate, serves as an example to examine...   More >

Kerstin Brückweh

Mongol ‘Translations’ of a Nepalese Stupa: Architectural Replicas and the Cult of Bodnāthe Stūpa/Jarung khashar in Mongolia

Lecture | February 21 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Isabelle Charleux, CNRS, Paris

 Tang Center for Silk Road Studies, Mongolia Initiative, Center for Buddhist Studies

The cult of the Nepalese stupa of Bodnath (Tib. and Mo. Jarung Khashor) was very popular in 19th and early 20th century Mongolia and especially in Buryatia, as testifies the translation into Mongolian of a famous guidebook to Bodnath, a corpus of Mongolian oral narratives, the many thang-kas and amulets depicting the Bodnath Stupa along with a Tibetan prayer, and the existence of architectural...   More >

Robbins Collection Annual Lecture in Jewish Law, Thought, and Identity: Jewish Law and the #MeToo Movemement: A Feminist Perspective

Lecture | February 21 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | 100 Boalt Hall, School of Law

 Rachel Adler

 Berkeley Institute for Jewish Law and Israel Studies, Robbins Collection

Rachel Adler is the David Ellenson Professor of Modern Jewish Thought at Hebrew Union College, Los Angeles. She pioneered in integrating feminist perspectives into interpreting Jewish texts and law. Her book Engendering Judaism (1998) is the first by a female theologian to win a National Jewish Book Award for Jewish Thought. Rabbi Adler has a PhD in Religion and Social Ethics from University of...   More >

A Truly Prehistoric Archaeology: Sather Lecture Series: A Bronze Age Greek State in Formation

Lecture | February 21 | 5:30 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle 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.

Kava Tasting and Talk with MeloMelo Kava Bar

Special Event | February 21 | 6-8 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 MeloMelo Kava Bar

 Botanical Garden

Come learn all about Kava, a drink prepared from the roots of Piper methysticum, used culturally, ceremoniously, and traditionally throughout the South Pacific for thousands of years. Staff and founders from Melo Melo Kava Bar in Berkeley will be leading the presentation, sharing their knowledge of the botany, chemistry and preparation of Kava, and will be sharing tastings of this significant...   More >

$20, $15 members

  Register online

Career Connections: Education and Non-Profit

Social Event | February 21 | 6-8 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room

 Cal Alumni Association, Career Center

Alumni and student networking event.

Screening: 5 Broken Cameras

Film - Documentary | February 21 | 6 p.m. | 132 Boalt Hall, School of Law

 Law Students for Justice in Palesitne

An Oscar-award winning documentary about a Palestinian farmer's non-violent resistance of the Israeli army.

Career Forum: BERC Energy Summit

Career Fair | February 21 | 6-9 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Pauley Ballroom

 Berkeley Energy and Resources Collaborative

Formerly called Career Night, this year’s event, the Career Energy Forum, will take place on the first of the two days of the Energy Summit conference on February 21st, 2019. The Career Energy Forum is an annual event connecting prestigious energy and cleantech companies with top graduate student talent interested in dedicating their careers to this field. We have more than 20 companies confirmed.

On Screen: Misleading Innocence (Tracing What a Bridge Can Do)

Film - Documentary | February 21 | 7-8:30 p.m. | 310 Jacobs Hall

 Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation

Misleading Innocence (tracing what a bridge can do) explores the story of the planning and politics of a series of overpasses on Long Island, commissioned in the 1920s and 1930s by Robert Moses.

Black Interiors: Spirit

Film - Series | February 21 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Black interiors are the life worlds of black peoples often denied them in normative modes of cultural circulation. Spirit is black radical energy. In Lynne Sachs’s Sermons and Sacred Pictures we are introduced to the work of Reverend L. O. Taylor, who captured the essence of the black church in a series of recordings from the 1930s and ’40s. We meet Bessie Jones in Bess Lomax Hawes’s...   More >

Berkeley Dance Project 2019: the body remembers

Performing Arts - Dance | February 21 – 23, 2019 every day | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Playhouse

 Joe Goode, Professor of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

Choreographers

Joe Goode, TDPS, Joe Goode Performance Group

Cherie Hill, IrieDance, UC Berkeley Alumna

Rulan Tangen, DANCING EARTH

Latanya Tigner, TDPS, Dimensions Dance Theater

Katie O'Connor, UC Berkeley Alumna

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of UC Berkeley’s dance program, Berkeley Dance Project 2019: the body remembers will feature an all-student cast performing pieces by professional choreographers Joe Goode, Rulan Tangen, Latanya Tigner, and Cherie Hill, as well as recent dance program alumna Katie O’Connor.

$13 online in advance or $15 at the door for students/seniors and UC Berkeley faculty/staff, $18 online in advance or $20 at the door for general admission

  Buy tickets online

Friday, February 22, 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!

Theology and the Public University

Conference/Symposium | February 22 – 23, 2019 every day |  UC Berkeley Campus | Note change in date

 Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion

For the past two years, the Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion, supported by the Henry Luce Foundation, has convened a series of workshops and seminars concerning, broadly speaking, the place of theology in the university. From the outset, our goal was to challenge narrow conceptions of both secular learning and “theology,” in hopes of fostering robust conversation about the teaching of...   More >

Adult Mortality Determinants in Low and Middle-Income Countries: A workshop examining adult mortality in low and middle income countries and comparisons with high income countries

Workshop | February 22 |  Barrows Hall

 Center on the Economics and Demography of Aging

This workshop is designed to share leading research methods and findings on comparative patterns of adult mortality, mortality determinants, and risk factors in low and middle-income countries (LMICs), following-up on workshops held on this topic at USC and Berkeley in 2016, 2017, and 2018.

The goal is to build a robust evidence base for understanding the drivers of cross-national mortality...   More >

  Make reservations by emailing Elizabeth Vasile at evasile@berkeley.edu by February 5.

Anti-Black State Violence in the Americas: Power and Struggle in Brazil and the U.S.

Conference/Symposium | February 20 – 22, 2019 every day | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Multicultural Center, Room 220

 Anti-Black State Violence Across the Americas, UC Berkeley Multicultural Center, Center for Latin American Studies, Institute of International Studies, Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society, Institute for the Study of Societal Issues

At a pivotal historical moment, this symposium will bring further attention to anti-black state violence in the Americas. The University of California, Berkeley will host some of the most influential social movement leaders from Brazil and the United States—homes to the two largest Black populations outside the continent of Africa.

As the U.S. enters a contentious new congressional term and...   More >

  RSVP online

BERC Energy Summit

Conference/Symposium | February 22 | 8 a.m.-6 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Pauley Ballroom

 Kevin de Leon, California State Senate

 Berkeley Energy and Resources Collaborative

The BERC Energy Summit, now in its 13th year, is the largest student-run energy conference on the West Coast. This year’s event comes at a critical moment with greater climate awareness and shifts in energy policy than ever before, and will focus on the theme, “Bringing Energy Communities Together for Innovation.” Held at UC Berkeley, the event draws around 500 students, researchers, clean...   More >

27th Interdisciplinary German Studies Conference: Affective Realisms

Conference/Symposium | February 22 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Department of German

We often think of realism as a reactionary gesture, circumscribing all that is possible within the limits of the status quo – but recent developments in critical theory, philosophy, and literary studies have mobilized affect and reality in surprising new configurations. Scholars such as Eve Kosofsky-Sedgwick, Brian Massumi, Sarah Ahmed, Jane Bennett, and Mel Y. Chen have figured affect as...   More >

F-1 Optional Practical Training (OPT) Question and Answer Session

Information Session | February 22 | 9-10 a.m. |  Online Webinar

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

If you are graduating soon and have questions about applying for F-1 employment eligibility after you graduate, then sign up for this ONLINE webinar. We'll do a brief overview of the OPT application process and timelines, followed by a Question and Answer session. Prior to attending this webinar, you need to review our <a href="https://internationaloffice.berkeley.edu/students/employment/opt">OPT...   More >

Points of Transition: Ovoo and the Ritual Remaking of Religious, Ecological, and Historical Politics in Inner Asia

Conference/Symposium | February 22 | 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), UC Berkeley Mongolia Initiative, Townsend Center for the Humanities

Ovoo, the structures of stones, trees, scarves, skulls, steering wheel covers, and a staggering array of other objects that are ubiquitous across the landscape of contemporary Mongolia, Buryatia, Inner Mongolia, and Qinghai, have long marked sites where ritual, though often highly spontaneous, practices invoke the presence of immanent relations. Built and maintained by various publics, gatherings...   More >

Publishing in 20th+21st Century Literature

Workshop | February 22 | 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | 306 Wheeler Hall

 Rebecca L. Walkowitz, Professor and Chair, Department of English, Rutgers English

 Department of English

A Workshop with Rebecca L. Walkowitz
Professor and Chair of English, Rutgers University
Editor, "Literature Now" series, Columbia University Press
Former editor, Contemporary Literature

Open to graduate students and faculty

Maps and More: Post-War SF in Aerial Photographs

Tour/Open House | February 22 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | 50 McCone Hall

 Library

Maps and More is a map themed show-and-tell held at the Earth Sciences and Map Library. This month features post-World War 2 aerial photographs of San Francisco with a brief orientation by Dave Ruiz of Quantum Spatial.

Labor Lunch Seminar: Canceled

Seminar | February 22 | 12-1 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall | Canceled

 Center for Labor Economics

Colluding in the Ecological Ponzi Scheme

Lecture | February 22 | 12-1 p.m. | 534 Davis Hall

 Dr. Mathis Wachernagel, Founder and President of Global Footprint Network

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

Solid State Technology and Devices Seminar: Single-Photon Avalanche Diodes and their use in Time-of-Flight Applications

Seminar | February 22 | 1-2 p.m. |  Cory Hall

 Bruce Rae, Photonics Pixel Architect, STMicroelectronics in Edinburgh

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

This talk will introduce a fully industrialized SPAD
device and its implementation and state-of-the-art performance in STMicroelectronics
advanced 40nm CMOS technology node.

A Question of Time: A Roundtable on American Literature from Colonial to Contemporary Fiction

Panel Discussion | February 22 | 1:30-3 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, 315, Maude Fife room

 Cindy Weinstein, Vice Provost, CalTech Office of the Provost; Mark Goble, Associate Professor, Berkeley English; Elizabeth Freeman, Professor, UC Davis English; Dorothy Hale, Professor, Berkeley English

 Department of English, Americanist Colloquium

Please join us for a roundtable with Cindy Weinstein (California Institute of Technology), Mark Goble (UC Berkeley), and Elizabeth Freeman (UC Davis) on Friday, February 22nd, 1-3:30pm, in 315 Wheeler Hall (Maude Fife Room). Professors Weinstein, Goble, and Freeman will be discussing their individual and collective contributions to A Question of Time: American Literature from Colonial Encounter...   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

EHS 201 Biosafety in Laboratories

Course | February 22 | 1:30-3:30 p.m. | 177 Stanley Hall | Note change in date, time, and location

 Office of Environment, Health & Safety

This training is required for anyone who is listed on a Biological Use Authorization (BUA) application form that is reviewed by the Committee for Laboratory and Environmental Biosafety (CLEB). A BUA is required for anyone working with recombinant DNA molecules, human clinical specimens or agents that may infect humans, plants or animals. This safety training will discuss the biosafety risk...   More >

Interfacial Engineering of Lithium Metal Anodes: From Liquid to Solid Electrolytes: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | February 22 | 2-3 p.m. | 4 LeConte Hall

 Prof. Neil Dasgupta, Univ. of Michigan, Mechanical Engineering

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

The poor performance and safety concerns of lithium (Li) metal anodes represent a critical challenge to enable high energy density rechargeable batteries. This is attributed to several well-known issues associated with Li metal electrodeposition and dissolution, including electrolyte decomposition, dendrite evolution, and “dead” Li accumulation. In addition, short-circuiting can occur due to the...   More >

Student Probability/PDE Seminar: The Structure of Gibbs Measure with Low Complexity

Seminar | February 22 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Kyeongsik Nam, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

I will talk about several different perspectives to analyze the structure of Gibbs measures with low complexity. The first perspective is a mean-field approximation to the free energy that appears in the variational formula, studied by Chatterjee and Dembo. As an application, one can compute the probability of large deviation events given by nonlinear functions with low complexity, for instance...   More >

Composition Colloquium: Stanford graduate composers

Colloquium | February 22 | 3 p.m. | 250 Morrison Hall

 Department of Music

The DMA in composition is offered to a limited number of students who demonstrate substantial training in the field and high promise of attainment as composers. Students may work in traditional and/or electronic forms. Breadth is achieved through studies in other branches of music and in relevant fields outside of music, as desirable. In addition to formal coursework and independent study,...   More >

Fighting for a Laugh: East African Entertainers, WWII, and the Global Politics of Comedy

Lecture | February 22 | 3-5 p.m. | 3205 Dwinelle Hall

 Elizabeth Dyer, Visiting Scholar -UC Berkeley, University of Pennsylvania

 Department of History, African History Working Group

MENA Salon: The 40th Anniversary of the Islamic Revolution

Workshop | February 22 | 3-4 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Every Friday the CMES hosts an informal guided discussion of current events in the Middle East and North Africa, open to all.

This year, February 11 marked the 40th anniversary of the “Islamic Revolution” in Iran, accompanied by nationwide rallies commemorating the series of uprisings that took place in 1979, which led to the overthrowing of the monarchy. On the one hand, Iran’s...   More >

UCLA Library’s International Partnerships and Projects

Seminar | February 22 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 107 South Hall

 Rosalie Lack

 Information, School of

Libraries and archives play a critical role in preserving and providing access to the collective memory of communities. Unfortunately, the resources for enabling archive holders to preserve cultural, social, political, and historical evidence are scarce and urgently required.

This talk will highlight UCLA Libraryâs international initiatives aimed at addressing these challenges, with a focus...   More >

Student 3-Manifold Seminar: The Sphere Theorem (cont'd)

Seminar | February 22 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Kyle Miller, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

This is a continuation of last week's talk about Stalling's work on ends of groups, with the Sphere Theorem as an application.

Dr. Ahmad Karimi-Hakkak: "From Medieval Rhetoric to Modern Literary Criticism in Iran"

Lecture | February 22 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 254 Barrows Hall

 Dr. Ahmad Karimi-Hakkak, UCLA, University of Maryland

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Near Eastern Studies

Dr. Ahmad Karimi-Hakkak is one of the leading experts in the field of Persian Literature and Iranian Studies. He is a professor of Persian Studies at the University of Maryland and currently an adjunct professor of Iranian Studies at UCLA. He is the author of "Recasting Persian Poetry: Scenarios of Poetic Modernity in Iran," among many other books and scholarly articles.

Logic Colloquium: Elementary theories of hyperbolic groups

Colloquium | February 22 | 4-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Rizos Sklinos, Stevens Institute of Technology

 Department of Mathematics

The discovery of non euclidean geometry in the early nineteenth century had shaken the beliefs and conjectures of more than two thousand years and changed the picture we had for mathematics, physics and even philosophy. Lobachevsky and Bolyai independently around 1830 discovered hyperbolic geometry. A notable distinguish feature of hyperbolic geometry is its negative curvature in a way that the...   More >

Leveraging Polarizability and Electrophilicity in Catalysts for Challenging Coupling Reactions

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

 Brad Carrow, Department of Chemistry, Princeton University

 College of Chemistry

A general approach by our group for the development of new catalytic synthetic methods that occur with higher efficiency and selectivity, use simpler reagents, and proceed with lower energy demand involves new ancillary ligand design coupled with fundamental studies of how metal-ligand bonding dictates catalytic reactivity. In this context, the presentation will focus on our recent efforts to...   More >

Liliom

Film - Feature | February 22 | 4 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Lang’s wonderfully inventive Liliom, which has a musical lightness akin to René Clair’s films, fell into almost complete obscurity soon after its release. Made in France, the first stop on Lang’s self-imposed exile from Germany, this tragicomedy is based on Ferenc Molnar’s fantastical play about earth, heaven, and purgatory. Charles Boyer stars in one of his best roles, and Antonin Artaud appears...   More >

Sor Juana Inés De La Cruz's 17th-Century Proto-Latinx Feminism

Lecture | February 22 | 4-6 p.m. |  The Latinx Research Center

 2547 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Prof. Ivonne Del Valle, Associate Professor of Colonial Studies, U.C. Berkeley; Prof. Emilie Bergmann, Professor of Spanish, http://clpr.berkeley.edu/

 Latinx Research Center

In the 17th Century, Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz defied colonial patriarchy by becoming a scholar and declaring: she is not to be found in the normal places assigned to a woman. Join us for two insightful discussions examining Sor Juana's life and scholarship. Join us in thinking with Sor Juana about the contradictions of patriarchy and how to undo it. ​

Ovidian Synchronisms

Lecture | February 22 | 5 p.m. | 142 Dwinelle Hall

 Joseph Farrell, University of Pennsylvania

 Department of Classics

Grounds for Science -Getting the most out of light: vision and geoengineering

Lecture | February 22 | 6:30-8 p.m. |  Scarlet City Espresso Bar

 3960Espresso Bar Adeline Street, Emeryville, CA 94608

 Mathew Summers, Molecular and Cell Biology; Jonathan Proctor, Global Policy Lab

 Science@Cal

Grounds for Science is a public science talk series organized by and featuring UC Berkeley graduate students. GfS takes place the 4th Friday of every month at Scarlet City Espresso Bar in Emeryville.
This month's short talks:
The cells that give us sight with Mathew Summers

What volcanoes can teach us about combating global climate change with Jonathan Proctor

Shakespeare Wallah

Film - Feature | February 22 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Institute for South Asia Studies

In Shakespeare Wallah (wallah means “peddler”), a family of English Shakespearean actors find themselves lost in the new India, reduced to giving performances at golf clubs, schools, and the palaces of declining maharajahs. Their conflict is heightened when the daughter of the family falls in love with a young Indian playboy. The Kendal family—mother, father, and daughter—play themselves in the...   More >

In Any Other Context: Chris Lortie, Julie Herndon and Friends

Performing Arts - Music | February 22 | 8-10 p.m. |  McEnerney Hall (1750 Arch St.)

 Center for New Music and Audio Technologies (CNMAT)

Falling marbles, live electronics, a motion-sensing glove, transducers on a piano soundboard, no-input mixers, and an interactive light installation... Julie Herndon and Chris Lortie collaborate to curate an evening of cross-modality, process, and interactivity. Invited Bay Area performers Tony Gennaro, John Ivers, Michelle Lee, Michiko Theurer, and Julie Zhu perform recent works by Herndon and...   More >

$10 General, $5 Students and seniors

Berkeley Dance Project 2019: the body remembers

Performing Arts - Dance | February 21 – 23, 2019 every day | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Playhouse

 Joe Goode, Professor of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

Choreographers

Joe Goode, TDPS, Joe Goode Performance Group

Cherie Hill, IrieDance, UC Berkeley Alumna

Rulan Tangen, DANCING EARTH

Latanya Tigner, TDPS, Dimensions Dance Theater

Katie O'Connor, UC Berkeley Alumna

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of UC Berkeley’s dance program, Berkeley Dance Project 2019: the body remembers will feature an all-student cast performing pieces by professional choreographers Joe Goode, Rulan Tangen, Latanya Tigner, and Cherie Hill, as well as recent dance program alumna Katie O’Connor.

$13 online in advance or $15 at the door for students/seniors and UC Berkeley faculty/staff, $18 online in advance or $20 at the door for general admission

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The 7 Fingers: Reversible

Performing Arts - Other | February 22 | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 The 7 Fingers, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

Montreal’s award-winning contemporary circus troupe presents its latest creation, an exploration of the role ancestors play in the shaping of modern identities. For Reversible, each of the company’s cast members researched generations of family history, interviewing grandparents and great-grand-parents about their aspirations, struggles, and secrets. Through acrobatics, aerial stunts, and dance...   More >

$30-68

  Tickets go on sale August 7. Buy tickets online or by calling 510-642-9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

The 7 Fingers perform Reversible Friday–Sunday, February 22–24, 2019 in Zellerbach Hall. (credit: Courtesy of The 7 Fingers)

University Symphony Orchestra

Performing Arts - Music | February 22 | 8 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

David Milnes, music director
George Taylor, viola
WILSON Viola Concerto
DEBUSSY La Mer
RACHMANINOFF Symphonic Dances


Established in 1923, the UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra is the oldest performing arts ensemble in the University of California system. Throughout its long history, the orchestra has provided students and other members of the campus community with the opportunity to expand...   More >

$20 General Admission, $15 non-UCB students, seniors, current/retired Berkeley staff & faculty, groups 10+, $5 UC Berkeley students

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