<< Week of March 09 >>

Sunday, March 3, 2019

African Film Festival 2019

Film - Series | March 2 – May 10, 2019 every day |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

March 2–May 10, 2019

This year’s edition of the African Film Festival highlights the best of both new African cinema and films of the black diaspora. We pay tribute to the great director Bill Gunn—also an actor, playwright, and novelist—with new restorations of two genre-benders, his radical horror film Ganja & Hess and his “meta–soap opera” Personal Problems. The latter was conceived by...   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!

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 >

Workshop on Tannishō Commentarial Materials

Conference/Symposium | March 1 – 3, 2019 every day |  Jodo Shinshu Center

 2140 Durant Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Center for Buddhist Studies, Otani University, Ryukoku University, BCA Center for Buddhist Education, Institute of Buddhist Studies, Shinshu Center of America

The Centers for Japanese Studies and Buddhist Studies at the University of California, Berkeley, together with Ōtani University and Ryūkoku University in Kyoto announce a workshop under the supervision of Mark Blum that will focus on critically examining premodern and modern hermeneutics of the Tannishō, a core text of the Shin sect of Buddhism, and arguably the most well-read...   More >

New Directions in Himalayan Studies: A Joint UC Berkeley-CNRS Workshop

Conference/Symposium | March 3 | 9 a.m.-1 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Alexander von Rospatt, Professor, Buddhist and South Asian Studies; Acting Chair, South and Southeast Asian Studies; and Director, Himalayan Studies Initiative

 Stéphane Gros, ISAS Visiting Scholar, 2017; Researcher, Centre d'Études Himalayennes, CNRS - Villejuif

 Institute for South Asia Studies, The Berkeley Himalayan Studies Program, France Berkeley Fund, Centre d'Etudes Himalayennes (CEH) of the National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), France

A three-day workshop at UC Berkeley that will bring together experts working on the Himalayan region in the Humanities and Social Sciences.

SOLD OUT - Psychedelic Plants: Introduction to the biology and ritual ethnobotany of Peyote, Tobacco, and Ayahuasca

Lecture | March 3 | 10 a.m.-1 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Psychedelic plant rituals are part of humanity’s ancient relationship to nature. Other psychoactive plant species, such as tobacco, are partner to those rituals. Each of these can carry potential wisdom, healing, yet also shadows, depending on human factors. Learn about the botany, chemistry, and indigenous ceremonial histories of these few species, which all evolved in the Americas.

$45 / $40 UCBG Members

 SOLD OUT.

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

Guided Tours: Hans Hofmann

Tour/Open House | March 3 | 2 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Explore Hans Hofmann’s dynamic and influential work with guided tours on selected Wednesdays, Sundays, and Free First Thursdays.

Prompts for Inclusion Workshop

Workshop | March 3 | 2 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Join independent writer, curator, and public scholar Christian L. Frock and friends for a reading and informal dialogue about how we can foster greater inclusion in public life—as a means of resistance in a political atmosphere focused on exclusion, and as a matter of building community and personal integrity. Free limited-edition Risograph posters featuring Frock’s essay “Prompts for Inclusion:...   More >

Takács Quartet

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

 Takács Quartet, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

Program:
Haydn/Quartet in G Major, Op. 76, No. 1
Bartók/Quartet No. 6, Sz. 114, BB 119
Mendelssohn/Quartet No. 6 in F minor, Op. 80

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

Van Gogh

Film - Feature | March 3 | 3 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Maurice Pialat looks at Van Gogh without pity, as an artist who owns his character; who is part of and apart from a true and bustling world, recreated by Pialat with casual exactness that tips the brush to Renoir (père and fils); and who is daily involved and occasionally buoyed by people drawn to him in affection and exasperation (a marvelous ensemble cast). In the last two months of his life...   More >

Akram Khan: Xenos

Performing Arts - Dance | March 3 | 5-7 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Akram Khan, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

Revered dancer, choreographer, and theater artist Akram Khan is known for physically demanding, visually spellbinding solo productions that combine Indian kathak with modern dance,
and mine personal and cultural histories in works of sublime storytelling. XENOS is Khan’s final solo creation before his planned retirement as a performer, and reveals the beauty and horrors of the
human condition...   More >

$30-78 (prices subject to change)

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

Akram Khan performs XENOS, Saturday–Sunday, March 2–3, 2019 in Zellerbach Hall.

Greek Life Food Experience Roundtable

Meeting | March 3 | 7-8 p.m. |  Tri Delta Sorority

 2300 Warring Street, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Berkeley Food Institute

Are you in Cal Greeks and skipping meals? Do you wish your kitchen was open on weekends? Are your kitchens clean? Do you get to eat the food that makes you feel at home?

Come join us on March 3 from 7 – 8pm at Tri Delta to have a discussion about the Greek Life food experiences and how it intersects with health, sustainability, and equity. There will be students from on campus food resources...   More >

  RSVP online

Ouaga Girls

Film - Documentary | March 3 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Center for African Studies

This cinema verité documentary follows a small group of young women who are studying to become auto mechanics at the Women’s Center of Initiation and Apprenticeship to Trades in Ouagadougou. With unemployment among young people exceeding 50 percent, these classmates are eager to challenge society’s expectations and demonstrate that women can do any job, including this traditionally male one....   More >

Monday, March 4, 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!

African Film Festival 2019

Film - Series | March 2 – May 10, 2019 every day |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

March 2–May 10, 2019

This year’s edition of the African Film Festival highlights the best of both new African cinema and films of the black diaspora. We pay tribute to the great director Bill Gunn—also an actor, playwright, and novelist—with new restorations of two genre-benders, his radical horror film Ganja & Hess and his “meta–soap opera” Personal Problems. The latter was conceived by...   More >

Civil and Environmental Engineering Department Seminar: Data-assisted high-fidelity modeling for systems design and monitoring

Seminar | March 4 | 10-11 a.m. | 542 Davis Hall

 Audrey Olivier

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

Increased availability of measured data has recently generated tremendous interest in the development of methods to learn from data. In parallel, engineers have a long history of building high-fidelity physics- based models that allow us to model the behavior of highly complex systems. This talk aims at presenting some of the exciting research opportunities that arise.

Certificate Program in Business Analysis Online Information Session

Information Session | March 4 | 11-11:30 a.m. |  Online

 Tim Bombosch, Ph.D.

 UC Berkeley Extension

Business analysts use strategy, operational processes, requirements management and expertise to lead organizations through complex changes. Learn how this certificate program can help you move into a BA position, advance in your career or prepare to take the International Institute of Business Analysis' Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP®) exam or the Project Management Institute's...   More >

  Register online

Graduate Student Seminar

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

 Katharina Foote, Roorda Lab; Liz Lawler, Silver Lab

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Katharina Foote's Abstract
Structure and function in retinitis pigmentosa patients with mutations in RHO vs. RPGR

Retinitis pigmentosa (RP) causes slow, progressive, relentless death of photoreceptors. In order to gain insight on how cone survival differs between different mutations affecting rods vs. affecting rods and cones, we measured cone structure and function in patients with mutations...   More >

The Securitization of Migration and Racial Sorting in Fortress Europe

Lecture | March 4 | 12 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Maartje van der Woude, Leiden Law School (Netherlands)

 Institute of European Studies, Berkeley Interdisciplinary Migration Initiative, GHI West - Pacific Regional Office of the German Historical Institute Washington DC

These past two decades the European Union has been hit by two so-called "crises": the financial or "Euro" crisis of 2008 and the 2015-2016 migration crisis. Whereas both crises have fed into euro-sceptic sentiments, it is safe to say that the response to the financial crisis at least seemed to be somewhat coordinated and uniform with EU member states coming together to reinforce the monetary...   More >

Data and Tech for All Week: WiDs Satellite Conference and Panel

Special Event | March 4 | 12 p.m. | 202 South Hall

 Data Sciences

Join us for Data and Tech for All Week, a week of events across campus democratizing data science and technology.

Monday, March 4 (School of Information): Women in Data Science (WiDS) 2019 Berkeley satellite conference and panel discussion. Online throughout the day

Instabilities and Phase Transitions in Multiphase Flow Through Porous Media: Fluids Seminar

Seminar | March 4 | 12-1 p.m. | 3110 Etcheverry Hall

 Xiaojing (Ruby) Fu, Miller Fellow, Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences, University of California, Berkeley

 Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME)

Flow and transport through porous media is ubiquitous in nature. They are key processes behind subsurface resources such as oil and gas, geothermal energy, and groundwater. They also mediate corrosion and ageing of porous engineering materials as well as geohazards such as landslides, volcanic eruptions and earthquakes. Central to many of these processes is the strong coupling between porous...   More >

Maladaptive responding to the distress of others: Insights from developmental neuroscience

Colloquium | March 4 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | 1102 Berkeley Way West

 Kalina Michalska, University of California, Riverside

 Department of Psychology

A fundamental question in developmental affective science is how children come to understand the emotions of others when deciding how to behave towards them. One consequential domain of such an ability is responding to others’ distress with empathy and kindness. In this talk, I will explore the neurobiological and social factors that lead some children to respond maladaptively to the distress of...   More >

Combinatorics Seminar: On statistic of irreducible components

Seminar | March 4 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Nicolai Reshetikhin, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

For finite dimensional representations $V_1, \dots , V_m$ of a simple finite dimensional Lie algebra $\mathfrak g$ consider the tensor product $W=\otimes _{I=1}^m V_i^{\otimes N_i}$. The first result, which will be presented in the talk, is the asymptotic of the multiplicity of an irreducible representation $V_\lambda $ with the highest weight λ in this tensor product when $N_i=\tau _i/\epsilon...   More >

Political Economy Seminar

Seminar | March 4 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Santiago Oliveros, University of Essex

 Department of Economics

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

JUNIPR: a framework for unsupervised and interpretable machine learning in particle physics: Berkeley Statistics and Machine Learning Forum

Meeting | March 4 | 1:30-2:30 p.m. | 501 Campbell Hall

 Anders Andreassen, Physics, LBL

 Berkeley Institute for Data Science

The Berkeley Statistics and Machine Learning Forum meets weekly to discuss current applications across a wide variety of research domains and software methodologies. All interested members of the UC Berkeley and LBL communities are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Carbopalladation Cascades – Not only syn, but also anti

Seminar | March 4 | 1:30-2:30 p.m. | 775B Tan Hall

 Prof. Daniel Werz, Technical University Braunschweig

 College of Chemistry

A characteristic feature of carbopalladation reactions is the syn-attack of the organopalladium species LnX[Pd]-R on the reacting π-system. Such a step results in compounds bearing Pd and R on the same side of the originating alkene moiety. Embedded into longer domino sequences complex structures are efficiently obtained by
a repetition of this syn-carbopalladation step. In this way, linear...   More >

Arithmetic Geometry and Number Theory RTG Seminar: Arithmetic Siegel-Weil formula for orthogonal Shimura varieties

Seminar | March 4 | 3-5 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Tonghai Yang, University of Wisconsin

 Department of Mathematics

After reviewing Siegel-Weil formula and progress on arithmetic Siegel-Weil formula, I will talk about my new work with Jan Bruinier on this subject. Let $L$ be an integral lattice of signature $(n, 2)$ over $\mathbb Q$, and let $T$ be a non-singular symmetric integral matrix. Associated to it are two objects. One is the $T$-th Fourier coefficient $a(T)$ of the derivative of some `incoherent’...   More >

Reproducing AlphaZero: what we learn: BLISS Seminar

Seminar | March 4 | 3-4 p.m. | 540 Cory Hall

 Yuandong Tian, Facebook AI Research

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

We reproduce and open source AlphaGoZero/AlphaZero framework using 2000 GPUs and 9 days, achieving super-human performance of Go AI that beats 4 top-30 professional players with 20-0, provide extensive ablation studies and perform basic analysis.

Better Together? The Tale of Tolstoevsky

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

 Julie Buckler, Samuel Hazzard Cross Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures and of Comparative Literature, Harvard University

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

Slavic Graduate Colloquium Spring 2019 Series

Seminar 218, Psychology and Economics: Misperceived Social Norms: Female Labor Force Participation in Saudi Arabia

Seminar | March 4 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall | Note change in date and time

 Leonardo Bursztyn, University of Chicago

 Department of Economics

*Joint with Development and Planning Seminar. Please note change from regularly scheduled Psychology and Economics time.

Link to NBER Working Paper

ABSTRACT: Through the custom of guardianship, husbands typically have the final word on their wives’ labor supply decisions in Saudi Arabia, a country with very low female labor force participation...   More >

Captivated by the Mediterranean: Early Modern Spain and the Political Economy of Ransom

Lecture | March 4 | 4-6 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220

 Daniel Hershenzon, Associate Professor of Literature, Cultures, and Languages, University of Connecticut

 Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion, Department of History

This talk explores the entangled experience of Muslim and Christian captives and by extension the connected histories of the Spanish Empire, Morocco, and Ottoman Algiers in the 17th-century. It argues that piracy, captivity, and redemption shaped the Mediterranean as an integrated region—at the social, political, and economic levels. The history that emerges of the captivities of Christians and...   More >

PHYSICS/SQB Colloquia: "Exploring Embryonic Patterning With Colonies Of Human Embryonic Stem Cells"

Seminar | March 4 | 4-5 p.m. | 1 LeConte Hall

 Eric Siggia, The Rockefeller University

 College of Chemistry, Department of Physics

Embryology at the beginning of the 21st century finds itself in a situation similar to neurobiology; the behavior of the component pieces is understood in some detail, but how they self-assemble to become life is still very hazy. There are 100’s of molecules that enable cell communication and genetics defines their function by classifying aberrant embryos at a suitable intermediate stage of...   More >

Remaking Urban Landscape in China’s Large Cities: State-Society Nexus and the Reproduction of Space amidst Accelerate Urbanization

Colloquium | March 4 | 4 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 George C.S. Lin, Chair Professor of Geography, Department of Geography, The University of Hong Kong

 You-tien Hsing, Professor of Geography, UC Berkeley

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS), Center of Global Metropolitan Studies

Phenomenal transformation of the landscape in Chinese cities has been conventionally understood as the spatial outcome of the reformation of state-market relations. The current urban landscape observable today is described as a juxtaposition of two elements, namely the legacy of the socialist city and the newly emerged space of marketization. This research identifies a new wave of urbanization in...   More >

Science in the Schoolyards of Detroit, Cairo, and Philadelphia: What are the seven Ss of success?

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

 Nancy Butler Songer, Drexel University, School of Education

 Graduate School of Education

This talk will present three stories and empirical research results associated with middle and high school-based systemic reform with investigation and design projects as the focus of the reform. Where was systemic change realized, and where did it falter? Drawing from these research-based stories, what are the seven Ss of secondary science success?

Seminar 271, Development, Joint with Seminar 218, Psychology and Economics: "Misperceived Social Norms: Female Labor Force Participation in Saudi Arabia"

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

 Leo Bursztyn, University of Chicago

 Department of Economics

Joint with the Psychology and Economics seminar

Design Field Notes: Jacob Gaboury

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

 Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation

Jacob Gaboury is an Assistant Professor of Film & Media at the University of California, Berkeley, specializing in the seventy year history of digital image technologies and their impact on society's contemporary visual culture. His forthcoming book is titled Image Objects (MIT Press), and it traces a material history of early computer graphics told through a set of five objects that structure...   More >

Perceiving Humans in the 3D World

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

 Angjoo Kanazawa, Postdoctoral Scholar, UC Berkeley

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

In this talk, I will discuss my work in reconstructing 3D non-rigid, deformable objects such as humans and animals from everyday photographs and video, and show how such systems can be used to train a simulated character to learn to act by watching YouTube videos.

The Rise of Illiberal Governance: Comparing Viktor Orban and Donald Trump: A Lecture by John Shattuck

Lecture | March 4 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 820 Barrows Hall

 John Shattuck, Professor of Practice in Diplomacy, The Fletcher School, Tufts University

 Social Science Matrix

Join us Monday, March 4th at 4:00pm for the Spring 2019 Social Science Matrix Distinguished Lecture, "The Rise of Illiberal Governance: Comparing Viktor Orban and Donald Trump," by John Shattuck, Professor of Practice, Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University.

John Shattuck

Analysis and PDE Seminar: Dispersive decay of small data solutions for the KdV equation

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

 Mihaela Ifrim, UW Madison

 Department of Mathematics

We consider the Korteweg-de Vries (KdV) equation, and prove that small localized data yields solutions which have dispersive decay on a quartic time-scale. This result is optimal, in view of the emergence of solitons at quartic time, as predicted by inverse scattering theory. Joint work with Herbert Koch and Daniel Tataru.

Seminar 208, Microeconomic Theory: Complementary Information and Learning Traps

Seminar | March 4 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 639 Evans Field

 Annie Liang, University of Pennsylvania

 Department of Economics

We develop a model of social learning from complementary information: Shortlived agents sequentially choose from a large set of (flexibly correlated) information sources for prediction of an unknown state, and information is passed down across periods. Will the community collectively acquire the best kinds of information? Longrun outcomes fall into one of two cases: (1) efficient information...   More >

History on the Run: Hmong Refugees and Knowledge Formation

Lecture | March 4 | 4:30-6 p.m. | 554 Barrows Hall

 Ma Vang, Assistant Professor of Critical Race and Ethnic Studies, UC Merced

 Center for Southeast Asia Studies, Department of Ethnic Studies

Taking a feminist refugee approach and by analyzing Hmong women’s narratives against U.S. redacted archival records that erase Hmong and Laos history during the U.S. “secret war,”, this talk explores the politics of knowledge formation which has generated a historiography about the Hmong refugee as a masculinized refugee soldier and a distinct U.S. ally.

Ma Vang

LAEP Lecture Series: Diane Jones Allen

Lecture | March 4 | 6-7 p.m. | 121 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

Mon, March 4, 6pm - Diane Jones Allen has years of practice focusing on land planning, and varied scales of open space design, including community development work.

Google Tech Talk: Network Infrastructure Tech Talk

Information Session | March 4 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

The NetInfra team designs and builds the world’s largest, fastest, most reliable data-center and WAN networks, giving Google and its users compute and storage capabilities not available anywhere else. Come learn all about how NetInfra sustains Google Cloud Platform, one of the world's premier Cloud providers!

RSVP: https://goo.gl/cT2TjY

Food will be provided. The content for this...   More >

A Conversation with Nnedi Okorafor

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

 Nnedi Okorafor, Author

 Berkeley Center for New Media, Department of Architecture's Studio One, Department of African American Studies, Department of English

Presented by Berkeley Center for New Media and co-sponsored with the Department of Architecture's Studio One, the Department of African American Studies, and the Department of English.

"Nature is the greatest artist and scientist. If we human beings, with our rather brilliant, often flawed, sometimes evil, creativity joined forces with our creator (nature), as opposed to trying to control it...   More >

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Nnedi Okorafor in Conversation with Donna Jones

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

“Nature is the greatest artist and scientist,” writes Nnedi Okorafor, an award-winning author of African-based science fiction, fantasy, and magical realism for both children and adults. “If we human beings, with our rather brilliant, often flawed, sometimes evil creativity, joined forces with our creator (nature), as opposed to trying to control it and treat it like our slave, imagine the...   More >

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Garden Closed

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

 Botanical Garden

The garden is closed on the first Tuesday of every month.

-Why is the Garden Closed one day a month?
For the safety of the public and the safety of the collection, the Garden’s Horticultural staff need one day per month to complete jobs that may pose safety risks to visitors, such as dropping tree limbs, renovating paths, or controlling pests.

-I’m only in Berkeley for one day from...   More >

African Film Festival 2019

Film - Series | March 2 – May 10, 2019 every day |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

March 2–May 10, 2019

This year’s edition of the African Film Festival highlights the best of both new African cinema and films of the black diaspora. We pay tribute to the great director Bill Gunn—also an actor, playwright, and novelist—with new restorations of two genre-benders, his radical horror film Ganja & Hess and his “meta–soap opera” Personal Problems. The latter was conceived by...   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!

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 >

Two-Year Home Country Physical Presence Requirement Workshop

Workshop | March 5 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | International House, Sproul Rooms

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

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

At this workshop, you will...   More >

Seminar 217, Risk Management: How elementary is diversification?

Seminar | March 5 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Speakers: Ola Mahmoud, University of Zurich

 Consortium for Data Analytics in Risk

Diversification is a fundamental concept in financial economics, risk management, and decision theory. From a broad perspective, it conveys the idea of introducing variety to a set of objects. Today, there is general consensus that some form of diversification is beneficial in asset allocation, however its definition is context-dependent and there is no consensus on a widely accepted,...   More >

Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon: Art + Feminism and Race + Justice

Workshop | March 5 | 12-5 p.m. | 405 Moffitt Undergraduate Library

 Library

Wikimedia’s race and gender trouble is well-documented. While the reasons for the gap are up for debate, the practical effect of this disparity is not: content is skewed by the lack of participation by women and underrepresented groups. This adds up to an alarming absence in an important repository of shared knowledge.

Let’s change that. Join us in 405 Moffitt Library on Tuesday, March 5...   More >

 A Cal ID card is required to enter Moffitt. The Library attempts to offer programs in accessible, barrier-free settings. If you think you may require disability-related accommodations, please contact the event sponsor -- ideally at least two weeks pri

Student Faculty Macro Lunch - "Fireside Chats: Communication and Consumers' Expectations in the Great Depression"

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

 Mathieu Pedemonte, Postdoctoral Associate, UC Berkeley

 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 March 1.

UCOP Virtual Career Series: Unique ways to use your degree in the Humanities

Workshop | March 5 | 12-1 p.m. |  Virtual

 University of California Office of the President

Learn how to market and position your degree by gaining insights and advice from UC alumni who’ve found career success as a result of their Humanities education.

Webnet: Wrap your head around Drupal 8 for developers

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

 Jesse Loesberg, Web Designer, Library Communications Office

 Director of Staff Learning and Development

Career Series: Environmental Planning, Designing Your Future

Panel Discussion | March 5 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, BNorth Conference Room

 Student Environmental Resource Center, Career Center, Association of Environmental Professionals- Berkeley Student Chapter

Come and learn more about employers and organizations who hire environmentally minded students. This panel will be focusing on environmental planning careers. Employer: TBA

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.

Solitary Confinement as Torture in U.S. Prisons

Panel Discussion | March 5 | 12:45-2 p.m. | 240 Boalt Hall, School of Law

 Danny Murillo, Solitary Survivor

 Terry A. Kupers, M.D., M.S.P., Institue Professor Emeritus, The Wright Institute

 Human Rights Law Student Association, National Lawyers Guild - Berkeley Law Chapter

Solitary confinement is routinely used to further confine and punish those in prison, despite that the U.N. has found extended periods of solitary to constitute torture. A panel of survivors and experts will explore the legal implications and human cost of this practice. Lunch will be served.

The #METOO Movement and Women's Protest in Spain

Lecture | March 5 | 12:50-2 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, Room 130

 Eva Anduiza, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona (Spain)

 Institute of European Studies, Law, Boalt School of

In March 2018 thousands of women took the streets in Spain to protest against gender inequality, discrimination and sexual Violence following the social media campaigns #metoo, #yotambién and #cuéntalo.
The presentation explores the causes and consequence of the participation in these events using panel survey data.
What is the effect of sociodemographic characteristics, motivations and...   More >

Eva Anduiza

Seminar 237/281: Macro/International Seminar - "Too Much of a Good Thing? Exporters, Multiproduct Firms And Labor Market Imperfections"

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

 Stephen Yeaple, Professor of Economics, Penn State University

 Department of Economics

Ex-post firm heterogeneity can result from different strategies to overcome labor market imperfections by ex-ante identical firms—with far-reaching consequences for the welfare effects of trade. With asymmetric information about workers’ abilities and costly screening, in equilibrium some firms screen and pay wages based on the true productivity of their workers, and some firms do not screen and...   More >

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

Weaving Together the Inca Empire: Inca Tunics in the Hearst Museum of Anthropology

Workshop | March 5 | 3-5 p.m. |  Hearst Museum of Anthropology

 Dr. Andrew Hamilton

 Archaeological Research Facility

Inca art featured a corpus of motifs called tocapus that are highly contested in scholarship. Were they a long-lost form of Inca writing? Were they part of an Inca calendar? Current readings of tocapus suggest that they were badges of the Inca state, worn to define identities within the empire and even the sprawling landscape of the empire as a whole. This workshop will examine a number of...   More >

Data-intensive research: a workshop/dinner event for underrepresented undergraduates: Fostering diverse and inclusive data science at Berkeley

Special Event | March 5 | 3:30-8 p.m. | 190 Doe Library

 Berkeley Institute for Data Science

Coinciding with Women in Data Science week, this event will focus on how underrepresented undergraduates can get involved in data science research at UC Berkeley, and how to incorporate data science into their field of research.

Data and Tech for All Week: Data-Intensive Research for Undergraduates

Special Event | March 5 | 3:30-8 p.m. | 202 Doe Library

 Data Sciences

Join us for Data and Tech for All Week, a week of events across campus democratizing data science and technology.

Tuesday, March 5 (Berkeley Institute for Data Science): Data-intensive Research for Undergraduates; 3:30-8:00 PM, Berkeley Institute for Data Science, 190 Doe Library

3-Manifold Seminar: Special cube complexes and quasiconvexity

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

 Ian Agol, UC BERKELEY

 Department of Mathematics

We'll discuss quasiconvex subgroups of fundamental groups of special cube complexes. These give rise to isometrically immersed complexes with separable fundamental group, proving that quasiconvex subgroups are separable.

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: The nef cone of a Coxeter complex: Φ-submodular functions and deformations of Φ-permutahedra

Seminar | March 5 | 3:45-4:45 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Federico Ardila, San Francisco State University

 Department of Mathematics

We describe the nef cone of the toric variety corresponding to a Coxeter complex. Equivalently, this is the cone of deformations of a Coxeter permutahedron. This family contains polyhedral models for the Coxeter-theoretic analogs of compositions, graphs, matroids, posets, and associahedra. Our description extends the known correspondence between generalized permutahedra and submodular functions...   More >

How to Prepare Human Subjects Protocols for Your Research Projects

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

 Leah Carroll, UC Berkeley Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

 UC Berkeley Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

If you missed the workshop given by the staff of the Office for the Protection of Human Subjects, or even if you were there, you may want to attend one of these workshops given by me -- Leah Carroll, Haas Scholars Program Manager and Advisor. Note that they are timed to be very shortly after SURF and Haas Scholars human subjects selection, respectively.

I will go through, step by step, the...   More >

Efficient Computational Methods for Complex Societal Systems

Seminar | March 5 | 4-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Somayeh Sojoudi, Assistant Professor in Residence, University of California, Berkeley

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Computation plays a crucial role in the design, analysis and operation of intelligent societal systems appearing in smart cities, such as modernized power grids. We motivate the talk by discussing how advances in computation can revolutionize energy systems and then study two problems.

2019 Citrin Center Award Lecture

Lecture | March 5 | 4 p.m. | Barrows Hall, 8th floor Social Science Matrix Conference Room

 Peter D. Hart, Founder, Hart Research Associates

 Department of Political Science, Social Science Matrix, Citrin Center for Public Opinion

The 2020 Election: The challenges and changes facing political polling

  RSVP online

Biological heterogeneity, a phenotypic trait that we harvested to investigate membranes and membrane proteins

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

 Dimitrios Stamou, Center for Geometrically Engineered Cellular Systems, University of Copenhagen

 College of Chemistry

Membranes serve multiple crucial roles in cell biology: they act as hosts to membrane proteins, as templates for the nucleation of signalling domains, and as boundaries that define cells and their organelles. We are broadly interested at elucidating molecular mechanisms that regulate the structure, function and organization of membranes and membrane proteins. In this talk I will discuss the role...   More >

Workspace for Working on Your Human Subjects Protocol

Workshop | March 5 | 5-6 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Leah Carroll, UC Berkeley Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

 UC Berkeley Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

Come work on your human subjects protocol in a space where others are doing the same, and one representative of the Haas Scholars or SURF program will be present to answer questions and guide you.

Magnes Spring Opening 2019: Memory Objects: Judaica Collections, Global Migrations

Reception | March 5 | 5-7 p.m. |  Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)

 Tom Freudenheim, Vice-President, American Federation of Arts

 Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

Opening reception for the exhibit, Memory Objects: Judaica Collections, Global Migrations, and celebration of the gift of the Roman Vishniac Archive of photography and memorabilia.

 no restrictions

  RSVP online by February 22.

How to Change Your Mind: Michael Pollan in conversation with Dacher Keltner on the new science of psychedelics

Special Event | March 5 | 5-6 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Library, 101 Doe Library

 Michael Pollan, professor of journalism, UC Berkeley; Dacher Keltner, professor of psychology, UC Berkeley

 Library

In his latest book, How to Change Your Mind, Michael Pollan turns his focus to psychedelics — LSD, psilocybin mushrooms, and the like — exploring their history, use, and potential to help people not only transcend, but also treat conditions from addiction to anxiety. Pollan will join Dacher Keltner, a professor of psychology at UC Berkeley and founder of the Greater Good Science Center, for a...   More >

 The Library attempts to offer programs in accessible, barrier-free settings. If you think you may require disability-related accommodations, please contact the event sponsor, Susan Edwards (510-643-6224, seedwards@berkeley.edu).

 Free

  Register online by March 4.

Displaying International Communism: The Exhibition of Socialist Countries (Moscow, 1958)

Lecture | March 5 | 5:15-6:45 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Matteo Bertelé, Marie Skłodowska-Curie Global Fellow at the University of California Santa Barbara, Universität Hamburg and Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, Ca’ Foscari University

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

The Exhibition of Socialist Countries, held in the Moscow Manege in 1958, was the first large exhibition ever organized in the socialist hemisphere, with more than two thousand artworks from twelve East-European and Asian countries. Conceived as a socialist response to the Venice Biennale - branded as the main international showcase for “decadent and bourgeois art from capitalist nations” - the...   More >

Curator's Circle Event: Hans Hofmann Wine and Walkthrough

Special Event | March 5 | 6 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Come mingle with BAMPFA Curator's Circle members and enjoy delicious food and wine in Babette, followed by a special tour of the monumental exhibition Hans Hofmann: The Nature of Abstraction led by Curator Emerita Lucinda Barnes. This highly-anticipated exhibition presents the most comprehensive examination to date of Hans Hofmann’s innovative and prolific artistic practice.

We hope you will...   More >

Accenture Labs Info-Session

Information Session | March 5 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

About the Speakers:

- Colin Puri is a Research Scientist and Manager at Accenture Labs and is as the lead researcher in the System & Platform group. His background is in the biometrics field building the next generation polygraph using thermal infrared imagery, creating algorithms for detection and quantification of stress, building sensors, and developing algorithms for RADARs in the National...   More >