<< Week of February 26 >>

Sunday, February 24, 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!

TESOL Sunday Matinees: Teaching English Abroad

Lecture | February 24 | 10-11:30 a.m. | UC Berkeley Extension (Golden Bear Center), Room 202

 UC Berkeley Extension

Interested in traveling and looking for your next big adventure? Teaching English abroad is a great opportunity to experience life in another country and travel inexpensively. Come to the TESOL Sunday Matinees: Teaching English Abroad event to learn about opportunities to teach English in France, Spain, Vietnam, China, and beyond! A panel of veteran international English teachers will share their...   More >

$25

  Register online

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

Colloquium: When Science Entered Modern Art

Colloquium | February 24 | 2-4 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Data Sciences

Leading UC Berkeley faculty members in mathematics, astrophysics, biophysics, and the history of science join the curator of Dimensionism for a fascinating look at how scientific advances of the early to mid-twentieth century permeated the world of modern art.

SOLD OUT: A Journey in Chocolate: Talk, Tasting, History, Botany with Dandelion Chocolate of SF

Special Event | February 24 | 2-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join us for a journey through chocolate. Learn about the history, botany, and process of chocolate making from Dean of Beans at Dandelion Chocolate in San Francisco, Cynthia Jonasson. You'll get the opportunity to taste differing harvests and origins of chocolate and understand some of the complexities that surround flavor. Learn about where chocolate grows and how we get from bean to...   More >

$35, $30 members

 SOLD OUT.

Colloquium: When Science Entered Modern Art

Panel Discussion | February 24 | 2 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Four leading UC Berkeley faculty members (historian of science Cathryn Carson, mathematician David Eisenbud, astrophysicist Alex Filippenko, and biophysicist James Hurley) are joined by the curator of Dimensionism (Vanja Malloy) for a colloquium offering a fascinating look at how scientific advances of the early to mid-twentieth century were visualized in the media of the day and made their way...   More >

The 7 Fingers: Reversible

Performing Arts - Other | February 24 | 3-5 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)

Takács Quartet

Performing Arts - Music | February 24 | 3-5 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Takács Quartet, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

Program:
Haydn/Quartet in D Major, Op. 20, No. 4
Bartók/Quartet No. 1 in A minor, Op. 7, Sz. 40, BB 52
Grieg/Quartet No. 1 in G minor, Op. 27

$86

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

Takács Quartet performs Sunday, February 24, and Sunday, March 3, 2019 in Hertz Hall.

ATC Lecture — Margaret Rhee, "In Search for My Robot": Emergent Media, Racialized Gender, and Creativity

Colloquium | February 24 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Osher Theater

 Margaret Rhee, Assistant Professor, SUNY Buffalo; Visiting Scholar, NYU

 Center for New Media, Department of Comparative Literature, Department of Ethnic Studies, Arts + Design

Robots, like any technology, are not "objective" or "universal"; Instead, machines reveal the process of social formation. This talk demonstrates how difference--such as race, gender, and sexuality--are shaped by and co-constitutive with technological developments. Specifically, this talk illustrates how the robot is a primary locus of racialization for Asian Americans within modernity’s...   More >

Monday, February 25, 2019

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 >

Winter at the Hall

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

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

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

EH&S 403 Training Session

Course | February 25 | 10:30-11:30 a.m. | 370 University Hall | Note change in date

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

 Office of Environment, Health & Safety

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

Certificate Program in Project Management Online Information Session

Information Session | February 25 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Online

 UC Berkeley Extension

Discover how you can excel in the expanding field of project management with a UC Berkeley Extension certificate that meets the high professional standards of the Project Management Institute. This certificate is geared for those who are transitioning to a career in project management or those who want to sharpen their project management skills.

  Register online

Oxyopia

Seminar | February 25 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 489 Minor Hall

 Dylan Paiton, Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute; Elise Harb, UC Berkeley School of Optometry

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

OXYOPIA is a seminar series featuring lectures on basic, clinical, and applied research in vision. Unless otherwise noted, these lectures take place on Mondays 11:10 am to 12:30 pm in 489 Minor Hall. The lectures are free and open to the public.

Engineering Clarity

Lecture | February 25 | 12-1 p.m. | 502 Davis Hall

 Gregor Horstmeyer, PE, Associate, Eckersley O'Callaghan

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

Berkeley Summer Abroad in Mexico City, Mexico: Mexican Art of the 20th Century

Information Session | February 25 | 12 p.m. |  Shorb House

 2547 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Berkeley Study Abroad

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

This course takes full advantage of vibrant Mexico City as a resource of world-class art to explore Mexican art, identity, and cultural production. Students will live in proximity to Frida Kahlo’s house in the Coyoacan district while...   More >

Nationhood in Antiquity. Was There Any Such Thing?: A History Department Colloquium

Colloquium | February 25 | 12-2 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 Erich Gruen, Wood Professor Emeritus, UC Berkeley Department of History

 Department of History

Did the idea of nationhood have any significance in the ancient world? Or is it simply the importation and imposition of a concept framed in the modern world? Wherein lay the focal point of allegiance or the sense of collective identity in ancient societies? Is the notion of nation an anachronism, even a deception, when applied to antiquity? The talk does not profess to resolve this large and...   More >

What accounts for socioeconomic differences in child-directed speech? The role of resource scarcity

Colloquium | February 25 | 12:10-1:15 p.m. | 1102 Berkeley Way West

 Monica Ellwood-Lowe, Department of Psychology

 Department of Psychology

Parents with fewer educational and economic resources (low socioeconomic-status, SES) tend to speak less with their children, with important consequences for children’s later language outcomes and, ultimately, their performance in school. Despite this well-established link, surprisingly little research has focused on why such a gap exists. In fact, most researchers rely on individual-level...   More >

Combinatorics Seminar: Characterization of queer supercrystals

Seminar | February 25 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Wencin Poh, UC Davis

 Department of Mathematics

We provide a characterization of the crystal bases for the quantum queer superalgebra recently introduced by Grantcharov et al.. This characterization is a combination of local queer axioms generalizing Stembridge's local axioms for crystal bases for simply-laced root systems, which were recently introduced by Assaf and Oguz, with further axioms and a new graph $G$ characterizing the relations of...   More >

Political Economy Seminar: "The Coordination Consequences of Media Censorship: Experimental Evidence from China"

Seminar | February 25 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 David Yang, Stanford

 Department of Economics

The Political Economy Seminar focuses on formal and quantitative work in the political economy field, including formal political theory.

Microsoft Excel Nested and Logical Functions: Betec023

Workshop | February 25 | 1:30-4 p.m. | 28 University Hall

 Keith Samsell

 Human Resources

This course details the theory and syntax of nested Functions, including the integration of Logical Functions as well as the integration of Formulas with Functions. Calculation auditing features are reviewed to provide methods of inspecting concealed processing steps.

Please note: Although there is no required prerequisite for this course, it is highly recommended to attend Microsoft Excel...   More >

Seminar 211, Economic History: Pale in Comparison: The Economic Ecology of the Jews as a Rural Service Minority

Seminar | February 25 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Yannay Spitzer, Hebrew University of Jerusalem

 Department of Economics

Probabilistic Operator Algebra Seminar: Phase transitions for random quantum states

Seminar | February 25 | 2-4 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

 Stanislaw J. Szarek, Case Western Reserve University and Sorbonne University Paris

 Department of Mathematics

Consider a quantum system consisting of N particles, and assume that it is in a random pure state (i.e., uniform over the sphere of the corresponding Hilbert space H). Let A and B be two subsystems consisting of k particles each. Then there exists a threshold value $k_0 \sim N/5$ such that

(i) if $k > k_0$, then A and B typically share entanglement

(ii) if $k < k_0$, then A and B typically do...   More >

Seminar 231, Public Finance:

Seminar | February 25 | 2-4 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Annabelle Doerr, Walter Eucken Institute; Mathilde Poulhes, Sciences-Po

 Robert D. Burch Center for Tax Policy and Public Finance

Annabelle Doerr - "Towards an understanding of collaborative tax evasion: A natural field experiment with businesses"

Mathilde Poulhes - "Increasing Housing Transfer Taxes: Buy Now or Foot the Bill Later"

String-Math Seminar: Higher Airy structures, W-algebras and topological recursion

Seminar | February 25 | 2-3 p.m. | 402 LeConte Hall

 Vincent Bouchard, University of Alberta

 Department of Mathematics

Virasoro constraints are omnipresent in enumerative geometry. Recently, Kontsevich and Soibelman introduced a generalization of Virasoro constraints in the form of Airy structures. It can also be understood as an abstract framework underlying the topological recursion of Chekhov, Eynard and Orantin. In this talk I will explain how the triumvirate of Virasoro constraints, Airy structures and...   More >

Privately Learning High-Dimensional Distributions: BLISS Seminar

Seminar | February 25 | 3-4 p.m. | 540 Cory Hall

 Gautam Kamath, Simons

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

We present novel, computationally efficient, and differentially private algorithms for two fundamental high-dimensional learning problems: learning a multivariate Gaussian in R^d and learning a product distribution in {0,1}^d in total variation distance. The sample complexity of our algorithms nearly matches the sample complexity of the optimal non-private learners for these tasks in a wide range...   More >

Nonlinear Algebra Seminar: Voronoi Cells of Varieties

Seminar | February 25 | 3-4 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Madeleine Weinstein, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Arithmetic Geometry and Number Theory RTG Seminar: The Breuil-Mezard conjecture for potentially crystalline deformation rings

Seminar | February 25 | 3-5 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Brandon Levin, University of Arizona

 Department of Mathematics

The Breuil-Mezard conjecture predicts the geometry of local Galois deformation rings with p-adic Hodge theory condition in terms of modular representation theory. I will begin by reformulating this conjecture in terms of the Emerton-Gee moduli stack of mod p Galois representations. I will then describe joint work in progress with Daniel Le, Bao V. Le Hung, and Stefano Morra where we prove the...   More >

Jessica Coon, "Mayan Agent Focus and the Ergative Extraction Constraint: Facts and Fictions Revisited"

Colloquium | February 25 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Jessica Coon, McGill University

 Department of Linguistics

Many languages of the Mayan family restrict the extraction of transitive (ergative) subjects for focus, wh-questions, and relativization (A’-extraction). We follow Aissen (2017) in labelling this restriction the ergative extraction constraint (EEC). In this talk, we offer a unified account of the EEC within Mayan languages, as well as an analysis of the special construction known as Agent Focus...   More >

Differential Geometry Seminar: Eguchi-Hanson singularities in U(2)-invariant Ricci flow

Seminar | February 25 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Alexander Appleton, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

We show that a Ricci flow in four dimensions can develop singularities modeled on the Eguchi-Hanson space. In particular, we prove that starting from a class of asymptotically cylindrical $U(2)$-invariant initial metrics on $TS^2$, a Type II singularity modeled on the Eguchi-Hanson space develops in finite time. Furthermore we show that in our setup blow-up limits at larger scales are isometric...   More >

What do language disorders reveal about the brain? From classic models to network approaches

Colloquium | February 25 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 1104 Berkeley Way West

 Nina Dronkers, Psychology

 Department of Psychology

Past approaches to the study of language and the brain have focused largely on the contributions of Broca's and Wernicke's areas. By using advanced neuroimaging techniques with individuals who have aphasia, we have now learned that language is an extraordinarily complex system that requires an extensive and interactive network of brain regions to sustain it. We have also learned that an intricate...   More >

From Exile to Utopia: A Yugoslav Writer’s Return

Lecture | February 25 | 4-6 p.m. | B-4 Dwinelle Hall

 Djordje Popovic, PhD candidate in Comparative Literature, University of Minnesota

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

The act of writing assures that exile is never permanent in the mind of the writer even if it is an abiding feature of their reality. Dubravka Ugresic explores this paradox in her essay “The Writer in Exile,” suggesting that what separates the exiled writer from the migrant is the former’s ability to leave her footprints on the cultural map of the world, thus retaining the imprint of her...   More >

American Sutra: Buddhism and the Incarceration of Japanese Americans during WWII

Colloquium | February 25 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Duncan Ryūken Williams, Professor of Religion and East Asian Languages and Cultures, University of Southern California

 Mark Blum, Professor, Shinjo Ito Distinguished Chair in Japanese Studies, East Asian Languages and Cultures, UC Berkeley; Carolyn Chen, Associate Professor, Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies, UC Berkeley

 Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Asian American Studies, Department of Ethnic Studies, Center for Buddhist Studies, Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion

Duncan Ryūken Williams (USC) will discuss his new book “American Sutra” about Buddhism and the WWII Japanese American internment. The fact that the vast majority of Japanese Americans were Buddhist was responsible for why nearly 120,000 persons of Japanese ancestry, two-third of whom were American citizens, were targeted for forcible removal from the Pacific coast states and incarcerated in...   More >

  Register online

Design Field Notes: Niloufar Salehi

Lecture | February 25 | 4-5 p.m. | 220 Jacobs Hall

 Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation

Niloufar Salehi is an Assistant Professor in Berkeley's School of Information. Her research centers on social computing, technologically mediated collective action, digital labor, and more broadly, human-computer-interaction (HCI). At Jacobs, she'll discuss her research on how computing platforms can support collective efforts for social change.

Multidimensional Identities: Findings from the National Survey of Black Teachers

Colloquium | February 25 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Berkeley Way West, Room 1215, 2121 Berkeley Way, CA 94720

 Faheemah N. Mustafaa, University of California, Berkeley, Department of Psychology

 Graduate School of Education

Dr. Faheemah Mustafaa will share findings from her multidisciplinary survey study of Black K-12 educators that explores the diversity of racial identity attitudes, culturally relevant pedagogy dispositions, and teacher education training experiences present among today’s Black educators. She will discuss the practical implications for teacher education and teacher retention.

Seminar 271, Development: "The Aggregate Effects of 'Free' Secondary Schooling in the Developing World"

Seminar | February 25 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 David Lagakos, University of California, San Diego

 Department of Economics

Nonlinear Algebra Seminar: Algebraic Tools for Neural Coding and Population Genetics

Seminar | February 25 | 4-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Zvi Rosen, Florida Atlantic University

 Department of Mathematics

Behind the Curtain Translational Medicine Lecture

Lecture | February 25 | 4-5 p.m. | 410 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Bioengineering (BioE)

Feb. 25 – Tony Fields (BS ‘83)
Clinical Trials: Successes and Fails

These lectures highlight real-world experiences of leaders in the health technologies space. Looking beyond the initial excitement of a concept, industry veterans discuss the heavy lifting on many fronts that gets new ideas out of the lab and into the clinic.

Ned Sublette "Kalunga: Kongo Thought in Africa and the Americas"

Lecture | February 25 | 4-6 p.m. | 315 Wheeler Hall

 Ned Sublette

 Global Urban Humanities

Ned Sublette is a historian, musicologist, rumba producer, a long-time correspondent for the public radio program Afropop Worldwide, the author of four books, and now a music travel producer. He has had extensive field experience with music throughout the African diaspora, and especially in Cuba. His books all deal, in one way or another, with the world of the Kongo and its connection with...   More >

Ned Sublette: Kalunga, Kongo Thought in Africa and the Americas

Lecture | February 25 | 4-6 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, 315, Maude Fife room

 Ned Sublette

 Department of English, Townsend Center for the Humanities, Global Urban Humanities, Institute of European Studies

Ned Sublette is a historian, musicologist, musician, and record producer. His books include *Cuba and its Music: from the First Drums to the Mamba* (2004), *The World that made New Orleans: from Spanish Silver to Congo Square* (2008), *The Year before the Flood: a Story of New Orleans* (2009), and, with Constance Sublette, *The American Slave Coast: a History of the Slave-breeding Industry*...   More >

IB Finishing Talk: One bee, two bees, dead bee, doomed bees

Seminar | February 25 | 4-5 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Lewis Bartlett, University of Exeter

 Department of Integrative Biology

Report Back from Syria with Dr. Ahmad Tarakji

Lecture | February 25 | 4-5 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, 145 Boalt Hall

 Dr. Ahmad Tarakji, Syrian American Medical Society

 Human Rights Center

Dr. Ahmad Tarakji is the President of the Syrian American Medical Society and a cardio-thoracic surgeon. SAMS has treated millions of patients in and out of Syria and oversaw the humanitarian response plan for crises including starvation, besiegement, and chemical attacks. Dr.Tarakji lead the Syria session at the World Humanitarian Summit in 2016 and has testified before the members of the US...   More >

  RSVP online by February 25.

Democratizing Domain-Specific Accelerators for Next-Generation Computing

Seminar | February 25 | 4-5 p.m. | 310 Sutardja Dai Hall

 Sophia Shao, Senior Research Scientist, NVIDIA

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

In this talk, I will first present Aladdin, a fast and accurate architectural simulator for specialized accelerators, enabling early-stage design space exploration of domain-specific hardware. Second, I will discuss my recent work on using high-productivity hardware design methodology to build efficient and scalable accelerators for deep learning applications.

Seminar 208, Microeconomic Theory: The Design of Teacher Assignment: Theory and Evidence

Seminar | February 25 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. |  Evans Hall

 Olivier Tercieux, Paris School of Economics

 Department of Economics

To assign teachers to schools, a modified version of the well-known deferred accep-tance mechanism has been proposed in the literature and is used in practice. We showthat this mechanism fails to be fair and efficient for both teachers and schools. Weidentify a class of strategy-proof mechanisms that cannot be improved upon in terms ofboth efficiency and fairness. We show that these mechanisms...   More >

The Moral Economy: Why Good Incentives are No Substitute for Good Citizens: Barbara Weinstock Lectures on the Morals of Trade by Samuel Bowles

Lecture | February 25 | 4:10 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room

 Samuel Bowles, CORE

 Graduate Division

Samuel Bowles will present the Weinstock lecture on February 25, 2019. His lecture is titled "The Moral Economy: Why Good Incentives are No Substitute for Good Citizens" The lecture is free and open to the public. No tickets are required.

Graduate Certificate in Food Systems Student Info Session

Information Session | February 25 | 4:30-5:30 p.m. | Morgan Hall, Morgan Lounge

 Berkeley Food Institute

Come learn about the just launched Graduate Certificate in Food Systems, which is open to students enrolled in any graduate program at UC Berkeley. At this info session Faculty Director Kris Madsen and Certificate Administrator Rosalie Z. Fanshel will provide an overview of the certificate...   More >

  RSVP online

SLAM: Negotiating Difficult Conversations in Academic Research Monday

Workshop | February 25 | 5-7 p.m. | 177 Stanley Hall

 QB3 - California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences

Please join SLAM and the UC Berkeley Ombuds Office for a workshop about navigating difficult conversations and conflict management in scientific research! This workshop is designed to help graduate students and postdocs in STEM fields here at Berkeley negotiate tricky personal and professional relationships in the lab.

When you register, you will have the opportunity to indicate specific...   More >

GWE Coloring Night Social

Social Event | February 25 | 5:30-7 p.m. | 400 Cory Hall

 Graduate Assembly

Come join GWE for our first social of Spring 2019!!

We will be hosting a coloring night featuring ColorMePhD. We will provide all art supplies and snacks!

Certificate Program in Project Management

Information Session | February 25 | 6-7 p.m. | UC Berkeley Extension (SF Campus at 160 Spear St.), Room 608/609

 UC Berkeley Extension

Discover how you can excel in the expanding field of project management with a certificate that meets the high professional standards of the Project Management Institute.

  Make reservations online or by calling 510-642-4111

LAEP Lecture Series: Anita Berrizbeitia

Lecture | February 25 | 6-7 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

Mon, Feb 25, 6pm - Anita Berrizbeitia research focuses on design theories of modern and contemporary landscape architecture, the productive aspects of landscapes, and Latin American cities and landscapes.

In and out of the Body and into the Machine

Lecture | February 25 | 6:30-8 p.m. |  Osher Theater, BAMPFA

 Chico MacMurtrie

 Berkeley Center for New Media

Chico MacMurtrie’s work pushes the boundaries between robotic sculpture, new media installation, and performance. Immersed in the Bay Area’s Art and Technology Counterculture of the 1990s, he became known for his anthropomorphic, computer-controlled sculptures which evolved over the years into a “Society of Machines”.

How the Catholic Church Can Overcome the Sexual Abuse Crisis: featuring Dr. Jennifer Haselberger

Lecture | February 25 | 6:30-8 p.m. | 105 Boalt Hall, School of Law

 Jennifer Haselberger

 Law, Boalt School of

In 2013, Dr. Haselberger made national news when she resigned as the top canon lawyer for the Archdiocese of Saint Paul and Minneapolis and publicly exposed the Archdiocese’s mishandling of sexual abuse. In this lecture, Dr. Haselberger will address how canon law and other institutional factors have contributed to the abuse crisis and possible reforms for the Church to overcome it.

Dr....   More >

In and out of the Body and into the Machine with Chico MacMurtrie

Presentation | February 25 | 6:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Chico MacMurtrie’s work pushes the boundaries between robotic sculpture, new media installation, and performance. Immersed in the Bay Area’s art and technology counterculture of the 1990s, he became known for his anthropomorphic, computer-controlled sculptures, which evolved over the years into a “society of machines.” Today, operating out of his studio in Brooklyn, also known as the “Robotic...   More >

In and Out of the Body and into the Machine

Lecture | February 25 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Osher Theater

 Chico MacMurtrie, Artist

 Berkeley Center for New Media, Graduate School of Journalism

Presented by Berkeley Center for New Media

Chico MacMurtrie’s work pushes the boundaries between robotic sculpture, new media installation, and performance. Immersed in the Bay Area’s Art and Technology Counterculture of the 1990s, he became known for his anthropomorphic, computer-controlled sculptures which evolved over the years into a “Society of Machines”. Today, operating out of his...   More >

Professional Sequence in Agile Management

Information Session | February 25 | 7-8 p.m. | UC Berkeley Extension (SF Campus at 160 Spear St.), Room 608/609

 UC Berkeley Extension

Find out how Agile Management—a framework of values, principles and practices that allows managers to plan work, engage teams and leverage changing market conditions—can make a difference in your career as a manager.

  Make reservations online or by calling 510-642-4111

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

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 >

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!

Computer Health Matters: User Friendly Workstations (BEUHS400)

Workshop | February 26 | 8:30-9:30 a.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

 Greg Ryan, Ergonomics@Work

 Be Well at Work - Ergonimics

Learn how to set up a user-friendly workstation and practice stretches to help relieve computer-related aches and pains. This workshop is required to qualify for computer ergonomics matching funds.

  Register online

Shedding Light on Black Holes

Seminar | February 26 | 9-9:30 a.m. | Barrows Hall, Radio broadcast, ON-AIR ONLY, 90.7 FM

 Fatima Abdurrahman, PhD Candidate, Department of Astronomy; Andrew Saintsing, PhD Student, Department of Integrative Biology

 KALX 90.7 FM

Fatima is a PhD candidate whose research is focused on finding blackholes.

Fatima Abdurrahman

Keyboards and Mice: Ergonomic Alternatives (BEUHS401)

Workshop | February 26 | 9:45-10:45 a.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

 Greg Ryan, Campus Ergonomist, Be well at Work - Ergonomics

 Be Well at Work - Ergonimics

Learn about the ergonomics of keyboards and pointing devices, including appropriate workstation set-up, postures, and techniques for using them. Find out about the keyboards and pointing devices covered by the Computer Ergonomics Matching Funds Program. Enroll online at the UC Learning Center.

  Register online

Seminar 217, Risk Management: Collateralized Networks

Seminar | February 26 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Speakers: Samim Ghamami, Goldman Sachs and UC Berkeley Center for Risk Management Research

 Consortium for Data Analytics in Risk

We study the spread of losses and defaults through financial networks focusing on two important elements of regulatory reforms: collateral requirements and bankruptcy stay rules in over-the-counter (OTC) markets. Under "segregated" collateral requirements, one firm can benefit from the failure of another, the failure frees the committed collateral of the surviving firm giving it additional...   More >

Understanding the 2015 Canadian Election

Colloquium | February 26 | 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Peter Loewen, University of Toronto

 Canadian Studies Program (CAN)), Institute of Governmental Studies, Institute of International Studies

The 2015 Canadian federal election was a dynamic affair. Each of the three major parties held the lead in polls at some point in the campaign. However, by the end of the campaign the Tories finished where they started, the Liberals pulled far ahead, and the NDP saw all their previous gains fall away. Why did this happen?

De-stress with Thriving in Science

Social Event | February 26 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 231 Barker Hall

 Thriving in Science

Student Faculty Macro Lunch - "Corporate taxation with Financing Constraints: A Quantitative Evaluation"

Presentation | February 26 | 12-1 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 David Thesmar, Professor of Economics, MIT

 Clausen Center

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

  RSVP by emailing jgmendoza@berkeley.edu by February 22.

SPH Brown Bag Research Presentation: Spirituality/Religion as Sociocultural Determinants of Population Health: Evidence, Implications, and Berkeley’s New Traineeship

Seminar | February 26 | 12-1 p.m. | 5101 Berkeley Way West

 Douglas Oman, Associate Adjunct Professor, School of Public Health

 Public Health, School of

This talk offers a friendly introduction to an emerging field: Compelling empirical evidence demonstrates that spirituality and religion are sociocultural determinants of population health, as documented in several dozen meta-analyses and more than 100 systematic reviews.

View from the Top: Ashraf Habibullah: Empowering the Next Generation of Engineers

Lecture | February 26 | 12-1 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium, 3rd floor

 Ashraf Habibullah, Founder, President, and CEO, Computers and Structures, Inc.

 College of Engineering, Cal Seismic Design Team.

Ashraf Habibullah, founder, president, and CEO of Computers and Structures Inc., a global leader in the development of software tools for structural and earthquake engineering.

In his talk, "Empowering the Next Generation of Engineers," Ashraf will share his view of the future of the engineering profession and discuss how engineering education and the role of engineers must adapt if the...   More >

Mindfulness Meditation Group

Meeting | February 20, 2018 – January 5, 2021 every Tuesday | 12:15-1 p.m. | 3110 Tang Center, University Health Services

 Tang Center (University Health Services)

The Mindfulness Meditation Group meets every Tuesday at 12:15-1:00 pm at 3110 Tang Center on campus. All campus-affiliated people are welcome to join us on a drop-in basis, no registration or meditation experience necessary. We start with a short reading on meditation practice, followed by 30 minutes of silent sitting, and end with a brief discussion period.

Seminar 218, Psychology and Economics: Daily Labor Supply and Adaptive Reference Points

Seminar | February 26 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Neil Thakral, Brown University

 Department of Economics

Link to Paper

ABSTRACT: This paper provides field evidence on how reference points adjust, a degree of freedom in reference-dependence models. To examine this in the context of cabdrivers’ daily labor-supply behavior, we ask how the within-day timing of earnings affects decisions. Drivers work less in response to higher...   More >

CANCELLED: Seminar 237/281: Macro/International Seminar - "Multinational profit shifting and Measurement"

Seminar | February 26 | 2-4 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Kim Ruhl, Associate Professor of Economics

 Department of Economics

CANCELLED

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

Sparse Generalized Eigenvalue Problem and its Application in Neuroscience

Lecture | February 26 | 3-5 p.m. | 5101 Berkeley Way West

 Kean Ming Tan, PhD, School of Statistics, University of Minnesota

 Biostatistics/Data Sciences

Sparse generalized eigenvalue problem (GEP) plays a pivotal role in a large family of high-dimensional learning tasks, including sparse Fisher’s discriminant analysis, canonical correlation analysis, and sufficient dimension reduction. Most of the existing methods and theory in the context of specific statistical models that can be recast into sparse GEP require restrictive structural assumptions...   More >

Librarian Office Hours at the SPH DREAM Office

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

 Debbie Jan

 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.

Immigrant Sanctuary as the “Old Normal”: A Brief History of Police Federalism

Colloquium | February 26 | 3-4:30 p.m. | 2538 Channing (Inst. for the Study of Societal Issues), Wildavsky Conference Room | Note change in time

 Trevor Gardner, Assistant Professor of Law, University of Washington; Franklin Zimring, WIlliam G. Simon Professor of Law, UC Berkeley Law

 Institute for the Study of Societal Issues, Center for Research on Social Change, Department of Sociology, Center for the Study of Law and Society, Center for Race and Gender

Three successive presidential administrations have opposed the practice of immigrant sanctuary, at various intervals characterizing state and local government restrictions on police participation in federal immigration enforcement as reckless, aberrant, and unpatriotic. This Article finds these claims to be ahistorical in light of the long and singular history of a field the Article identifies as...   More >

Dr. Michael Gil: "How collective behavior can shape ecosystems"

Seminar | February 26 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 132 Mulford Hall

 Dr. Michael Gil

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

NOAA postdoctoral scholar at UC Santa Cruz, Dr. Michael Gil, will present a research seminar titled, "How collective behavior can shape ecosystems." Open to the public.

Radio Frequency Microsystems for 5G and IoT Applications: From Acoustic Filters and Circulators to Mechanically Driven Antennas

Seminar | February 26 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Songbin Gong, Assistant Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

This talk will discuss several new types of RF micro-systems that can enable various front-end functions, including filtering, radiation, non-reciprocity, and equalization, with unprecedented size, weight, and performance (SWaP) for 5G and IoT applications.

3-Manifold Seminar: Profinite properties of finitely generated groups

Seminar | February 26 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

 Eduardo Oregon Reyes, UC BERKELEY

 Department of Mathematics

It is a natural idea to try to distinguish finitely generated groups via their finite quotients. To do that, we restrict to the class of residually finite groups and study their profinite completions. We will discuss these concepts and their relation to separable subgroups.

Student Harmonic Analysis and PDE Seminar (HADES): Concentration Compactness Methods for Nonlinear Dispersive PDEs

Seminar | February 26 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall | Note change in date

 James Rowan, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Concentration compactness methods provide a powerful tool for proving global well-posedness and scattering for nonlinear dispersive equations. Once one has a small-data global well-posedness result, one knows that there is some minimal size of the initial data at which global well-posedness and scattering can fail. Then, using a profile decomposition, one can show that there is a minimal blowup...   More >

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: Codepth, complete intersections, and quasi-cyclic modules

Seminar | February 26 | 3:45-4:45 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Robin Hartshorne, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Codepth is the dual notion to depth, being the greatest length of a coregular sequence for a module, meaning the first element maps the module surjectively, the second is subjective on the kernel of the first, and so on. For a curve in P3, let M be the local cohomology module of the graded coordinate ring with supports in the ideal of the curve. Then the theorem of Hellus says that C is a set...   More >

New Volunteer Information Session

Information Session | February 26 | 4-5 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Perry Hall

 Botanical Garden

Join us for an information session about the volunteer programs at UCBG. Find out what the opportunities are, fulfill the required safety training, and learn how to get started.

In addition to registering, please email the Volunteer & Tour Coordinator at perry[at]berkeley.edu.

  Register online

Representation Theory and Mathematical Physics Seminar: Integrable systems of spin Calogero-Moser type related to symmetric spaces, part II

Seminar | February 26 | 4-5 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall | Note change in date

 Nicolai Reshetikhin, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

The talk will start with a reminder of what is a Hamiltonian integrable system and what degenerate integrability, also know as superintegrability, means. Then examples of such systems on symplectic leaves of Poisson variety \(K\backslash T^*G/K\) will be constructed for a Lie group \(G\) and a Lie subgroup \(K\subset G\). If \(G\) is a simple Lie group and \(K\) is the subgroup of fixed points of...   More >

Counter-Trajectories of Agrarian Change: Agroecology and Politics in a Sumatran Plantation Zone

Lecture | February 26 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 David Gilbert, S.V. Ciriacy Wantrup Postdoctoral Fellow, Environmental Science, Management, and Policy, UC Berkeley

 Center for Southeast Asia Studies, Dept. of Environmental Science, Policy, and Mgmt. (ESPM)

This talk looks at what happened after a group of plantation laborers living on the Aren volcano on the Indonesian island of Sumatra joined with a self-proclaimed 'peasant' union in 1996 to occupy a nearly 100-year-old industrial ranch and plantation.

David Gilbert

David Chandler Lecture in Physical Chemistry: Bubbles in space-time, or how to think about supercooled liquids, glasses and slow dynamics

Seminar | February 26 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Juan Garrahan, Department of Physics & Astronomy, University of Nottingham

 College of Chemistry

Despite having made many fundamental contributions to the theory of
liquids from early in his career, David Chandler only began paying
serious attention to one of its central problems, that of the glass
transition in supercooled liquids, relatively late. This started when
David and I met in Oxford in early 2001 during one of his sabbaticals,
and developed into our joint work in this...   More >

Global Financial Inclusion: Challenges, Innovation, and Lessons Learned around the World

Panel Discussion | February 26 | 4-6 p.m. | Haas School of Business, Wells Fargo Room

 Haas FinTech Club

Join us on February 26th from 4-6pm at the FinTech Club's Global Financial Inclusion Panel! Panelists representing USA, Latin America, Africa, and Asia will share their perspectives on the current state of financial inclusion in different regions of the world, including how fintechs are delivering solutions, common challenges, and most importantly, the overall lessons learned that each region has...   More >

Seminar 221, Industrial Organization: ​"Migration between Platforms"

Seminar | February 26 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Gary Biglaiser, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

 Department of Economics

Studio FATHOM Site Visit

Tour/Open House | February 26 | 4:15-6 p.m. |  FATHOM Headquarters

  FATHOM Headquarters, Oakland, CA

 Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership

Fathom is a prototype and manufacturing studio in Oakland. They focus on creating prototype parts for companies. They utilize many different methods, such as injection molding, CNC machines, 3D printers, and fabrication methods. Select students will take an on-site tour in their downtown Oakland HQ followed by a presentation by their Design & Engineering Team.

 Attendance restricted to MEng students.

  Make reservations  by February 20.

Very Slight Worry: Sonnet Recitation Festival

Reading - Literary | February 26 | 5 p.m. | Doe Library, 308A (accessible through the art history library on the 3rd floor)

 Department of English

The next "Very Slight Worry" gathering is a sonnet recitation festival. Everyone is welcome. The goal is to commit sonnets to memory and then bask in them together via recitation.

If you intended to memorize something for this, now or soon might be a good time to start. Any sonnet from any time will do.

Berkeley Summer Abroad in Bosnia, Croatia, and Serbia: Balkan Bridges: Contested Histories, Shared Commitments

Information Session | February 26 | 5 p.m. | 3401 Dwinelle Hall

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Learn more about the Summer Abroad in Bosnia, Croatia, and Serbia: Balkan Bridges: Contested Histories, Shared Commitments program at this info session. Program advisers and faculty will be on hand to answer your questions.

This four-week travel/study course will focus on legacies of war, exemplary moments of peaceful coexistence, and historical challenges to peace in the former Yugoslavia...   More >

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: Chow rings of matroids, ring of matroid quotients, and beyond

Seminar | February 26 | 5-6 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Chris Eur, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

We introduce a certain nef generating set for the Chow ring of the wonderful compactification of a hyperplane arrangement complement. This presentation yields a monomial basis of the Chow ring that admits a geometric and combinatorial interpretation with several applications. Geometrically, one can recover Poincare duality, compute the volume polynomial and verify its log-concavity, and identify...   More >

Thermo Fisher Infosession

Information Session | February 26 | 5-6 p.m. | 410 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Bioengineering (BioE)

Learn about careers at Thermo Fisher! Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. is the world leader in serving science! We help our customers accelerate life sciences research, solve complex analytical challenges, improve patient diagnostics, deliver medicines to market and increase laboratory productivity. Through our premier brands - Thermo Scientific, Applied Biosystems, Invitrogen, Fisher Scientific and...   More >

Michael Lewis in Conversation on the Art of Writing

Lecture | February 26 | 5 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Reading Room

 Townsend Center for the Humanities

Michael Lewis is the author of The Big Short, Moneyball, The Fifth Risk, and other New York Times bestselling books. He is also an investigative journalist whose articles have appeared in Vanity Fair, the New Yorker, and Slate. Lewis talks with Ramona Naddaff (Rhetoric), director of Art of Writing, about his career and practice as a writer.

Origami workshop with Bernie Peyton

Workshop | February 26 | 5:30-6 p.m. | 120 Kroeber Hall

 Bernie Peyton

 Science@Cal

Explore the relationship between science and art as it applies to origami design, learn how scientists are now taking their knowledge of folding to solve real world problems. Can you imagine how knowledge of origami could create a microscope that costs less than one dollar, or stuff a huge solar panel into a rocket that would later be expanded in space? Find out, and be prepared to try some...   More >

Break-up - Origami by Bernie Peyton

Members' Winter Celebration

Special Event | February 26 | 5:30-8:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Join us for an exclusive celebration of our winter exhibition season. Preview the monumental retrospective Hans Hofmann: The Nature of Abstraction, enjoy after-hours access to all of our galleries, delight your taste buds with local eats, and relax to live jazz by Hella Fitzgerald and Hans Hofmann-inspired art-making activities.

We can't wait to see you there!

Questions or concerns?...   More >

Around Arthur Szyk: Berkeley Scholars on Art and History: Poland Reborn: A State Between Democracy and Fascism

Lecture | February 26 | 5:30-7 p.m. |  Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)

 Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

This talk focuses on the divided Poland that emerged after World War I. On the one hand Poland had to accommodate the demands of generations of freedom fighters, while on the other...   More >

  RSVP online or by calling 5106432526

Roblox Tech Talk and Panel Q&A

Information Session | February 26 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Roblox & Computer Science Undergraduate Association (CSUA)
Tech Talk and Panel Q&A

Roblox is coming to UC Berkeley! We invite you to a Tech Talk and Panel Q&A, learn more about our platform, and meet members of the Roblox team! Snacks and boba will be provided.

RSVP to the event: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScgFrvvk5Xf-VwEHfz8FQkbcaRQfVFntdk4bxpHe7EMFWT0ag/viewform

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BJCL Bluebooking Party

Meeting | February 26 | 6:30-9 p.m. | 130 Boalt Hall, School of Law

 Law, Boalt School of

BJCL will be meeting to go over Bluebook rules, answer any Bluebook questions, and help bring our articles up to publishable quality.