<< Week of February 24 >>

Wednesday, February 27, 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!

Through the Learner's Lens: A Student Learning Center Photo Contest

Miscellaneous | February 25 – March 22, 2019 every day |  César E. Chávez Student Center

 Student Learning Center

The UC Berkeley Student Learning Center is excited to invite submissions for our first ever photo contest! We’re calling on the creativity of our campus community to build a collection of images that showcase the diverse ways learning takes place in and through the Student Learning Center. We invite you to share moments in the learning process that excite you, challenge you, and encapsulate the...   More >

Graduation Coordinators Meeting

Meeting | February 27 | 9:30-11:30 a.m. |  Berkeley Hillel

 2736 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA

 University Development and Alumni Relations

ICBS Seminar

Seminar | February 27 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | Berkeley Way West, 2121 Berkeley Way, room 1102

 Zach Pardos, Graduate School of Education and School of Information; Stella Yu, Berkeley Institute for Data Science, EECS

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

The Mind in Big Data, Zach Pardos

Learning with Minimal Human Supervision, Stella Yu

Unscripted: The Visuality of Monumental Scripts in Ptolemaic Egypt

Lecture | February 27 | 12-1 p.m. | 254 Barrows Hall

 Emily Cole, PhD, Postdoctoral Scholar, Center for the Tebtunis Papyri at The Bancroft Library

 Near Eastern Studies

The Egyptian language is visually associated with its iconic Hieroglyphs. However, by the Ptolemaic period (332-30 BCE), the later form of Egyptian known as Demotic, which employed a different script, was commonly used in daily life. Hieroglyphs retained a prominent position and could imbue an inscription with prestige, but the multicultural shift of the Egyptian population by this period led to...   More >

Curating a Decolonial Guide to Hawai‘i: The Detours Project

Lecture | February 27 | 12-2 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Vernadette Vicuña Gonzalez, Associate Professor of American Studies, Honors Program Director, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

 Department of Gender and Women's Studies

The "Detours" project takes seriously the power of form, and the reading practices and publics produced by the genre of the guidebook, which manifest the fantasy of Hawai‘i as an exotic island destination for the consumption of tourists. "Detours" deliberately perverts the guidebook to produce alternative narratives, tours, itineraries, mappings and images of the islands as well as concrete...   More >

Graphene-based Biosensors: Real-time biological Search

Seminar | February 27 | 12-1 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Kiana Aran, Keck Graduate Institute

 Bioengineering (BioE)

Graphene-based biosensors have the potential to revolutionize digital biochemical measurements for applications in the field of drug discovery, biomedicine, integrated diagnostics and environmental monitoring. This talk will describe the design and development of novel graphene-based biosensors and their use in facile identification of clinically relevant biomarkers in cancer and aging. In...   More >

Compositional Constraints and Social Conventions in African Assortative Mating: A Brown Bag Talk

Colloquium | February 27 | 12-1 p.m. | 2232 Piedmont, Seminar Room

 Margaret Frye, Professor, Sociology, University of Michigan

 Sara Lopus, Professor, Social Sciences, Cal Poly

 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.

De-stressing with Thriving in Science

Special Event | February 27 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 231 Barker Hall

 Thriving in Science

Curator’s Talk: Lucinda Barnes on Hans Hofmann

Tour/Open House | February 27 | 12 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

BAMPFA Curator Emerita Lucinda Barnes, a preeminent expert on Hans Hofmann, offers a walk-through of the new, major retrospective of the artist’s work. In her talk, the exhibition's curator highlights connections between Hofmann’s most iconic late-career paintings and some remarkable and prescient works from the 1930s and ’40s. Among the works she will discuss are Effervescence (1944), Cataclysm...   More >

Cell Phones, Cell Towers, and Wireless Safety (BEUHS666): Keynote Presentation for Balancing Technology Programs

Presentation | February 27 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Education Center

 Joel Moskowitz, PhD, Director and Principal Investigator, Center for Family and Community Health at UC Berkeley

 Be Well at Work, Public Health, School of

Learn about the latest research on wireless radiation safety and steps you can take to protect yourself and loved ones from potential harm.

 This event is primarily for UC Berkeley faculty and staff, but we will take students and community members as long as there is room. Please email kguess@berkeley.edu to reserve your spot if you cannot register online.


  Register online or by calling 510-6433434, or by emailing kguess@berkeley.edu by February 28.

Plant and Microbial Biology Seminar: "Can we structure the microbiome of Arabidopsis thaliana?"

Seminar | February 27 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall

 Joy Bergelson, University of Chicago

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

Joy Bergelson is the Chair of the Department of Ecology and Evolution at the University of Chicago. Her research is focused on interactions between the host plant, Arabidopsis thaliana, and the community of bacteria that inhabit it. Her lab is interested in understanding how the ecology of these interactions shapes evolutionary trajectories, and how evolutionary change in turn impacts ecology....   More >

The Use of Ancient DNA to Understand Human History

Lecture | February 27 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Rasmus Nielsen, Professor, Department of Integrative Biology and Department of Statistics, UC Berkeley

 Archaeological Research Facility

I this talk I will discuss the use of ancient DNA in anthropological research. I will start by discussing some of our work on the discovery of interbreeding between modern humans and Neanderthals and the causes of the Neanderthal extinction. I will then move into a discussion of several different studies we have been involved with on analyzing human remains.

Noon Concert: Harpsichord Duet

Performing Arts - Music | February 27 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

Kimberly Kang, harpsichord
George Wang, harpsichord
A rare opportunity to hear two harpsichordists performing works by Rameau, Scarlatti, Bach and more

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...   More >

MVZ LUNCH SEMINAR - Ryan Baumbusch: Barred owls in the Pacific Northwest: trophic interactions of a novel, nocturnal predator

Seminar | February 27 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 VLSB, Grinnell-Miller Library

 Ryan Baumbusch

 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 >

Rope-A-Dope Politics and the Erosion of Democratic Norms

Lecture | February 27 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Markus Hinterleitner, Institute of European Studies, UC Berkeley

 Institute of European Studies

Many advanced democracies are currently characterized by a norm-eroding politics, which manifests itself in increased levels of populism and blame generation. The erosion of norms is a potentially far-reaching challenge for democracy. In his lecture, Markus Hinterleitner conceptualizes the process of political norm erosion capturing the interactions of norm violators and norm defenders with the...   More >

Markus Hinterleitner

Rita Lucarelli on "Cultural contexts for immersive visualization and VR"

Conference/Symposium | February 27 | 12-1 p.m. | 310 Sutardja Dai Hall

 CITRIS and the Banatao Institute

About the speaker:

Rita Lucarelli studied at the University of Naples “L’Orientale,” Italy, where she received her MA degree in Classical Languages and Egyptology. She holds her Ph.D. from Leiden University, the Netherlands (2005). Her Ph.D. thesis was published in 2006 as The Book of the Dead of Gatseshen: Ancient Egyptian Funerary Religion in the 10th Century BC. From 2005 to 2010,...   More >

Legacies of War and Civil Society in Post-Conflict Settings

Colloquium | February 27 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Justine Davis, PhD Candidate, Department of Political Science, UC Berkeley

 Center for African Studies

How does civil war shape post-conflict democratization? More specifically, how does living under rebel control during civil war affect local non-governmental organization (NGO) leaders’ attitudes and behaviors regarding the distribution of resources to citizens? I develop a theory in which the takeover of territory and the establishment of institutions by rebels during civil war evokes...   More >

Justine Davis

BJCL Elections

Meeting | February 27 | 12:45-2 p.m. |  Boalt Hall, School of Law

 Law, Boalt School of

Berkeley Journal of Criminal Law will be electing next year's executive committee. Come hear about the candidates' platforms for improving the journal and maintaining our status as a top publisher of criminal law scholarship.

Harmonic Analysis Seminar: On the Fourier restriction inequality in $\mathbb R^3$

Seminar | February 27 | 1:10-2 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

 Kubrat Danailov, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

This seminar is an ongoing discussion of Guth's Fourier restriction inequality based on the method of polynomial partitioning. This week's talk continues discussion of the core part of the proof, utilizing the key concept of broad points to carry out the inductive step. Following the incidence problem model, the analysis divides into three parts. A key decomposition, including a bilinear term,...   More >

Topology Seminar (Introductory Talk): Boundaries of hyperbolic and relatively hyperbolic groups

Seminar | February 27 | 2-3 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Jason Manning, Cornell University

 Department of Mathematics

I'll define hyperbolic group, relatively hyperbolic group, the boundary, and give examples and basic properties.

Gilman Scholarship Essay Review

Special Event | February 27 | 2-4 p.m. | 160 Stephens Hall

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Are you applying to the Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship?

Come to the Gilman Scholarship Essay Review and get feedback on your application essays from recent Gilman Scholars from UC Berkeley.

The Gilman Scholarship deadline for Summer 2019, Fall 2019 and Year 2019-2020 study abroad programs and internships is 9:59 p.m. on Tuesday, March 5, 2019. For more information or to apply,...   More >

Workshop on Getting Approval for Human Subjects Research--led by OPHS staff

Workshop | February 27 | 2-4 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Leah Carroll, Program Manager, Haas Scholars Program

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Staff from the Office of the Protection of Human Subjects and the Office of Undergraduate Research will present on how undergraduates should prepare a proposal (protocol) to receive approval for human subjects related research projects.

Deformation Theory Seminar: Matrix factorizations in deformation theory

Seminar | February 27 | 2:40-4 p.m. | Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, Auditorium | Note change in time

 Constantin Teleman, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

I will review the appearance of curvings for objects in the deformation theory of categories and discuss conditions for their removal. I will review the role of nilpotence in reduction to uncurved deformations.

International Student Drop-In Career Advising

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

 Career Center

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

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

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

Statistical Physics, Markov Chains, and Programmable Matter

Seminar | February 27 | 3-4 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Sarah Cannon, UC Berkeley

 Department of Statistics

I will discuss how tools from statistical physics used to analyze partition functions, such as Peierls arguments and the cluster expansion, can be used to solve seemingly unrelated distributed computing problems about programmable matter. Programmable matter is a material or substance that has the ability to change its features in a programmable, distributed way; examples are diverse and include...   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 >

It Happened One Night

Film - Feature | February 27 | 3:10 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

This here’s a screwball comedy that throws some real curves: most particularly a leggy Claudette Colbert and a shirtless Clark Gable. Cheeky Colbert plays a runaway heiress on a bus north to find her fiancé; instead she finds fellow traveler Gable, an ace reporter with everything but an assignment. The repartee (written by Robert Riskin, who won an Oscar for the screenplay) is faster than a...   More >

Number Theory Seminar: Hodge structures and the Mumford–Tate groups

Seminar | February 27 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Roy Zhao, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Mean Estimation with Sub-Gaussian Rates in Polynomial Time

Seminar | February 27 | 4-5 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Sam Hopkins, UC Berkeley

 Department of Statistics

We study polynomial time algorithms for estimating the mean of a heavy-tailed multivariate random vector. We assume only that the random vector X has finite mean and covariance. In this setting, the radius of confidence intervals achieved by the empirical mean are large compared to the case that X is Gaussian or sub-Gaussian.
We offer the first polynomial time algorithm to estimate the mean with...   More >

ERG Colloquium: Alex Hall: The “Double Whammy” of Climate Change for California’s Sierra Nevada

Colloquium | February 27 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 126 Barrows Hall

 Alex Hall, Professor, Department of Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, UCLA

 Energy and Resources Group

Alex Hall, faculty director of the UCLA Center for Climate Science, will be discussing how "business-as-usual" and reduced emissions scenarios are posed to affect climate and snowpack in the Sierra Nevada through the end of the century.

Learning to See the Physical World

Seminar | February 27 | 4-5 p.m. | 310 Sutardja Dai Hall

 Jiajun Wu, Ph.D. Student, MIT

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

In this talk, I will present our recent work on physical scene understanding---building versatile, data-efficient, and generalizable machines that learn to see, reason about, and interact with the physical world.

Berkeley Summer Abroad and Berkeley Global Internships: Earn credit and see the world this summer.

Information Session | February 27 | 4-5 p.m. | 442 Stephens Hall

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Earn Berkeley credit while seeing the world this summer! Learn more about Berkeley Global Internships and Berkeley Summer Abroad at this info session.

Berkeley Global Internships offer students valuable internship experience across the globe. Scholarships are available for Boston, Dublin, Israel, Hong Kong, London, Madrid, Mumbai, Prague, Paris, Singapore, Sydney, and Tokyo. Learn more at...   More >

Graduate Student Activities Showcase

Information Session | February 27 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall

 Department of Chemical Engineering

Topology Seminar (Main Talk): Dehn filling and the boundary of a relatively hyperbolic group

Seminar | February 27 | 4-5 p.m. | 3 Evans Hall

 Jason Manning, Cornell University

 Department of Mathematics

I'll survey what is known about the way the boundary of a relatively hyperbolic group is affected by relatively hyperbolic Dehn filling. I'll talk both about geometric and algebraic topological properties of the boundary. Parts of this talk will be based on joint works with Groves, Groves–Sisto, and Wang.

Epigenetic regulation of lipid metabolic pathways and fatty liver disease

Seminar | February 27 | 4-5 p.m. | 114 Morgan Hall

 Liangyou Rui, University of Michigan

 Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology

Reading for Bias: Computational Semantics and the Character of Racial Discourse

Special Event | February 27 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 210 South Hall

 Hoyt Long, Associate Professor of Japanese Literature, University of Chicago

 Information, School of

Machine learning algorithms are not neutral observers of the world, but see what they are trained to see.

Rohini Pande | Women and Work in India

Lecture | February 27 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Rohini Pande, Rafik Hariri Professor of International Political Economy, Harvard Kennedy School

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies, Department of Gender and Women's Studies, Blum Center for Developing Economies

Talk by Political Economist, Prof. Rohini Pande

Maggie Nelson: Songs of Care and Constraint: Townsend Center Una's Lecture 2019

Lecture | February 27 | 5 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, Maude Fife Room, 315 Wheeler Hall

 Townsend Center for the Humanities

Maggie Nelson, a 2016 MacArthur Fellow, is the author of numerous works of nonfiction and poetry, including The Argonauts, an autobiographical account that received the National Book Critics Circle Award for criticism. Her Una's Lecture is titled "Songs of Care and Constraint."

Photo of Maggie Nelson

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 >

Meraki Tech Talk

Information Session | February 27 | 6-8 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Meraki is a cloud managed IT company whose solutions include wireless, switching, security, communications, EMM, and security cameras, all managed through Meraki’s web-based dashboard interface.

This tech talk will be focused on Meraki's firmware engineering team! Come out to hear more about current opportunities!

--- FOOD and DRINKS provided! ---

Toastmasters on Campus Club: Learn public speaking

Meeting | January 14, 2015 – December 18, 2019 every Wednesday | 6:15-7:30 p.m. | 3111 Etcheverry Hall

 Toastmasters on Campus

Toastmasters has been the world leader in teaching public speaking since 1924. Meetings are an enjoyable self-paced course designed to get you up and running as a speaker in only a few months.

Dreams Are Colder Than Death

Film - Feature | February 27 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Fifty years after Martin Luther King delivered his “I Have a Dream” speech, a collective of African American filmmakers, artists, and intellectuals reflect on the goals and ambitions of the civil rights movement and where things stand today. Jafa arranges the thoughts of this eloquent chorus into a profoundly moving score that also elucidates the origin of the concept of blackness and the...   More >

Radiotopia Showcase Podcast Preview: SPACEBRIDGE | A conversation between Julia Barton and Adam Hochschild

Panel Discussion | February 27 | 7-8:30 p.m. | North Gate Hall, Logan Multimedia Center (Room 142)

 Graduate School of Journalism

At a low point in the Cold War, three men walk into a bureaucrat’s office at Gosteleradio, the state broadcaster of the Soviet Union. Two are Americans: an astronaut, and a researcher of psychic phenomena. The third is a Russian utopian with a notebook full of phone numbers he’s not supposed to know. The three want approval for something that’s never been tried before: a two-way, simultaneous...   More >

  RSVP online by February 27.

Thursday, February 28, 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!

Through the Learner's Lens: A Student Learning Center Photo Contest

Miscellaneous | February 25 – March 22, 2019 every day |  César E. Chávez Student Center

 Student Learning Center

The UC Berkeley Student Learning Center is excited to invite submissions for our first ever photo contest! We’re calling on the creativity of our campus community to build a collection of images that showcase the diverse ways learning takes place in and through the Student Learning Center. We invite you to share moments in the learning process that excite you, challenge you, and encapsulate the...   More >

Power and Energy Seminar and IEEE SSCS Distinguished Lecture Series

Lecture | February 28 | 10-11 a.m. | Cory Hall, 540 AB

 Yogesh Ramadass, Director, Power Management, Kilby Labs at Texas Instruments

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Power electronics can be found in everything from cellphones and laptops to gasoline/electric vehicles, industrial motors and inverters that connect solar panels to the electric grid. With close to 80% of electrical energy consumption in the US expected to flow through a power converter by 2030, innovative circuits, devices and systems solutions are required to tackle key issues related to...   More >

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.

Mechanics of Behavior in Non-Neuronal Systems and Other Puzzles from the Depths of the Ocean

Seminar | February 28 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 3110 Etcheverry Hall

 Manu Prakash, Department of Bioengineering, Stanford University

 QB3 - California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences

Remarkable behavioral complexity in metazoans can be attributed to the evolution of the neuron and the nervous system. But for such a system to arise in the pre-cambrian era, precursors of animals without neurons must have roamed the earth at some point of time. Soft-bodied animals make for a very poor representation in our fossil records, shutting the door to inferring origins of behavioral...   More >

Econ 235, Financial Economics Seminar: Markets, Banks, and Shadow Banks

Seminar | February 28 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | C330 Haas School of Business

 David Martinez-Miera, Carlos III

 Department of Economics

Joint with Haas Finance Seminar

Berkeley Summer Abroad and Berkeley Global Internships: Earn credit and see the world this summer.

Information Session | February 28 | 12-1 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Earn Berkeley credit while seeing the world this summer! Learn more about Berkeley Global Internships and Berkeley Summer Abroad at this info session.

Berkeley Global Internships offer students valuable internship experience across the globe. Scholarships are available for Boston, Dublin, Israel, Hong Kong, London, Madrid, Mumbai, Prague, Paris, Singapore, Sydney, and Tokyo. Learn more at...   More >

Performing the Unimaginable: Theater of War with Peter Glazer, Rob Bailis, and Akram Khan

Lecture | February 28 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Osher Theater

 Peter Glazer

 Arts + Design

Peter Glazer, the co-curator of this series, teaches in the Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies at UC Berkeley. He is a professional director and playwright whose plays, adaptations, collaborations and directing projects include Woody Guthrie’s American Song (Bay Area Drama Critics award, with Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle nominations Off-Broadway and Joseph Jefferson...   More >

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.

Oliver E. Williamson Seminar: "Big Push Policies and Firm-Level Barriers to Employing Women: Evidence from Saudi Arabia"

Seminar | February 28 | 12-1:30 p.m. | C325 Haas School of Business

 Conrad Miller, 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 >

Performing the Unimaginable: Theater of War with Peter Glazer and Guests

Presentation | February 28 | 12 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Theater director and playwright Peter Glazer will discuss attempts to theatricalize war and military conflict, engaging with Akram Khan’s XENOS, which will be presented by Cal Performances at Zellerbach Hall on March 2 and 3. Cocurator of this semester’s Arts + Design Thursdays series, Glazer teaches in the Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies at UC Berkeley. His plays,...   More >

IB Seminar: Identification with Societies in Humans and Other Animals

Seminar | February 28 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Mark Moffett, Smithsonian Institution

 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


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

Seminar 251, Labor Seminar: "Place-Based Redistribution"

Seminar | February 28 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Danny Yagan, UC Berkeley

 Center for Labor Economics

(with Cecile Gaubert and Patrick Kline)

Seminar 242, Econometrics: Identification and estimation of spillover effects in randomized experiments"

Seminar | February 28 | 3-4 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Gonzalo Vazquez-Bare, UC Santa Barbara

 Department of Economics

Dr. Ambika Kamath: "Three windows into behavioral ecology: Re-examining mating systems in Anolis lizards"

Seminar | February 28 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building

 Dr. Ambika Kamath

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

Miller postdoctoral fellow at UC Berkeley, Dr. Ambika Kamath, will present a research seminar titled, "Three windows into behavioral ecology: Re-examining mating systems in Anolis lizards." Open to the public.

Bio-Tech Connect: Networking with industry

Career Fair | February 28 | 3:30-6 p.m. | Stanley Hall, Atrium

 Bioengineering (BioE)

The top talent of UC Berkeley and local biotech employers at the largest biomedical industry event on campus.

Meet representatives from local biotech companies, large and small! All majors and levels welcome - early undergrad to PhD. Not a career fair - some will be hiring, some just want to meet you. Bring your resume if you're job searching and meet some awesome companies.

  RSVP online

Border Surveillance and the Black Mediterranean: Alternative Imaginaries of Refugees, Race and Rights

Lecture | February 28 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 691 Barrows Hall

 Center for Race and Gender, The Program in Critical Theory

Camilla Hawthorne, Assistant Professor of Sociology, UC Santa Cruz

Debarati Sanyal, French, Designated Emphasis in Critical Theory, the Institute of European Studies, and the Center for Race & Gender, UC Berkeley

Multiple Forces Shape Microbial Community Structure in the Phyllosphere

Seminar | February 28 | 4-5 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Norma Morella, Department of Plant and Microbial Biology, UC Berkeley

 Department of Statistics

As our knowledge of host-associated microbial communities (microbiomes) continues to deepen, there remain key unresolved questions across multiple systems. Among these is an understanding of the forces underlying the assembly of, selection within, and co-evolution among microbiota, all of which depend in part on microbiome transmission mode. My PhD thesis research has focused on characterizing...   More >

Evidence, Replication, and Ethics in Ethnographic Research

Colloquium | February 28 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Simon Hall, 297, Goldberg Room

 Steven Lubet, Williams Memorial Professor of Law, Northwestern University, Pritzker School of Law; Martín Sánchez-Jankowski, Professor of Sociology, UC Berkeley

 Calvin Morrill, Stefan A. Riesenfeld Professor of Law and Professor of Sociology and Associate Dean for Jurisprudence and Social Policy, UC Berkeley

 Center for Ethnographic Research

Steven Lubet and Martín Sánchez-Jankowski will discuss what counts as evidence in ethnographic research and whether replication is possible or desired, as well as considering the ethics of ethnographic research and writing.

Optimizing the Automated Programming Stack

Seminar | February 28 | 4-5 p.m. | 306 Soda Hall

 James Bornholt, Ph.D. Candidate, University of Washington

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

In this talk, I present a new application-driven approach to optimizing the automated programming stack underpinning modern domain-specific tools.

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

Information Session | February 28 | 4-5 p.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...   More >

Mathematics Department Colloquium: Discrete subgroups of Lie groups and geometric structures

Colloquium | February 28 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Fanny Kassel, IHES

 Department of Mathematics

Discrete subgroups of Lie groups play a fundamental role in several areas of mathematics. Discrete subgroups of $SL(2,\mathbb R)$ are well understood, and classified by the geometry of the corresponding hyperbolic surfaces. On the other hand, discrete subgroups of $SL(n,\mathbb R)$ for $n >2$, beyond lattices, remain quite mysterious. While lattices in this setting are rigid, there also exist...   More >

Diversifying Syllabi: Some Considerations

Colloquium | February 28 | 4:10-7 p.m. | Moses Hall, Howison Library

 Luvell Anderson, Syracuse University

 Department of Philosophy

While there seems to be agreement that we should aim to make syllabi more diverse and inclusive, not much by way of instruction on how to do so has been offered. Given the perceived importance of syllabus diversification to greater inclusion and diversity within philosophy, it would be wise to pay some more attention to how we go about doing so. In this talk, I aim to do just that. I will first...   More >

Project Europe: A New History of the European Union

Lecture | February 28 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 240 Mulford Hall

 Kiran Klaus Patel, Maastricht University

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

Today, the EU seems to be in an existential crisis. Against this backdrop, the early history of European integration since the 1950s shines all the brighter. But is this an appropriate assessment? Kiran Patel analyzes the concrete effects and results of European integration and what we can learn from the past for our present day, summarizing some of the key findings of his monograph on the topic...   More >

Maggie Nelson in Conversation with Nadia Ellis: Writing Freedom — and Its Constraints

Special Event | February 28 | 5 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens

 Townsend Center for the Humanities

Maggie Nelson, the 2018-19 Una's Lecturer, is joined in conversation by UC Berkeley professor of English Nadia Ellis.

Public University, Public Values

Lecture | February 28 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220

 Maggie Nelson, Professor of English, University of Southern California

 Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion

Public University, Public Values is a new series of talks and conversations co-organized by BCSR and the Townsend Center for the Humanities. The series is prompted by the recognition that the current moment of crisis in the liberal democracies of Europe and North America is, among other things, a crisis of value. The “political” focus that has shaped the humanities and much of the social...   More >

Grain by Grain Book Launch

Special Event | February 28 | 5-7 p.m. | North Gate Hall, Library

 Center for Diversified Farming Systems, Berkeley Food Institute, Graduate School of Journalism, Regrained

Join Berkeley alum and Lentil Underground author Liz Carlisle and organic farmer Bob Quinn for a launch of their new book, Grain by Grain. When Bob Quinn was a kid, a stranger at a county fair gave him a few kernels of an unusual...   More >

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Four Physics Stories and their Effect on China's Future Mobility: CEE Faculty Distinguished Lecture

Lecture | February 28 | 5-6 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium

 Carlos Daganzo, Professor of the Graduate School, Civil & Environmental Engineering, UC Berkeley

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

Four short stories will be used to illustrate how physics and imagination can be used to diagnose and remedy some of the critical urban mobility problems that are faced today by some of the world’s megacities. The stories have in common that they address important problems in new ways.

Preserving and Conserving Nestor: Sather Lecture Series: A Bronze Age Greek State in Formation

Lecture | February 28 | 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.

Anti-Jewish Violence in Poland, 1914-1920 and 1945-1946: New Social-Psychological Perspectives

Lecture | February 28 | 5:30-7 p.m. | 270 Stephens Hall

 William Hagen, Professor Emeritus of History, UC Davis

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

This talk will summarize the speaker’s arguments in his book, Anti-Jewish Violence in Poland, 1914-1920 (Cambridge UP, 2018), contrasting them with major recent works on the post-World War II years by Polish scholars Joanna Tokarska-Bakir and Marcin Zaremba. It will highlight interpretation focused on popular mentalities, societal traumas, and enactment of routinized, unreflected-upon...   More >

Salesforce Info-Session

Information Session | February 28 | 6-7 p.m. | Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center, Sibley Auditorium

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

APM Information Session

Learn about APM opportunities at one of the most innovative
companies in the world.

Please join us for an Information Session specific to our Associate Product Management Program at Salesforce! Ben James, Director, Product Management, will share insight into our program, and members of the inaugural APM intern class will also be presenting on their APM projects and...   More >

Addressing Racism and Sexism in Wikipedia: A Panel Discussion

Presentation | February 28 | 6-7:30 p.m. |  Free Speech Movement Cafe (Moffitt Library)

 Victoria Robinson, American Cultures Center, Ethnic Studies, Gender and Women's Studies; Juana Maria Rodriguez, Ethnic Studies, Gender and Women's Studies, and Performance Studies; Merrilee Proffitt, OCLC Research

 Free Speech Movement Café Educational Programs

The Art + Feminism + Race + Justice Wikipedia edit-a-thon at UC Berkeley is part of a national effort that invites participants to become a Wikipedia editor and contribute to addressing this problem. In this panel, speakers will address the importance of moving marginalized voices to the center in repositories like Wikipedia.

Curator's Circle Event: Reception and Screening with Arthur Jafa in Conversation

Special Event | February 28 | 6 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

In conjunction with his exhibition Arthur Jafa/ MATRIX 272, artist, director, editor, and award-winning cinematographer Arthur Jafa joins writer, cultural producer, and musician Greg Tate for a public conversation before the program Affective Proximity: Films by Arthur Jafa and Others. Jafa's poignant, critically acclaimed work expands the concept of black cinema while exploring African American...   More >

Career Connections: Human Resources

Social Event | February 28 | 6-8 p.m. |  Career Center (2440 Bancroft Way)

 Cal Alumni Association, Career Center

Alumni and student networking event.

Affective Proximity: Films by Arthur Jafa and Others

Film - Series | February 28 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Fundamental to Arthur Jafa’s artistic process is the compilation, editing, and remixing of appropriated images through what John Akomfrah has called “affective proximity.” For this program Jafa has selected films that explore the effects of violence on black individuals and communities while also depicting their beauty, power, and resilience. Dawn Suggs’s Chasing the Moon is a short meditation on...   More >

Berkeley Dance Project 2019: the body remembers

Performing Arts - Dance | February 28 – March 2, 2019 every day | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Playhouse

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


Joe Goode, TDPS, Joe Goode Performance Group

Cherie Hill, IrieDance, UC Berkeley Alumna


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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