<< Week of March 31 >>

Wednesday, April 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 >

Free Wednesday at the Garden

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

 Botanical Garden

Every first Wednesday at the Garden is free admission day.

Spring at the Hall

Special Event | March 21 – June 7, 2019 every day | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

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

Imaging correlates of early pathology in Parkinson’s disease

Seminar | April 3 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 1102 Berkeley Way West

 Johannes Klein, Nuffield Dept. of Clinical Neuroscience, Oxford University

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Parkinson’s disease affects around 1% of the population over 60, and the number of patients is rising with an aging population. To develop neurodegenerative therapies aiming to prevent conversion to or slow down progression of Parkinson’s, reliable biomarkers are needed to identify those at risk of PD, and to track disease progression. Detecting early pathology would allow for intervention before...   More >

Discovery Station: Carnivorous Plants

Tour/Open House | April 3 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Discover some of the fascinating and beautiful plants that can eat insects. Get up close with the amazing leaf adaptations as you learn more about them. Free with Garden admission.

Memcomputing: a brain-inspired computing paradigm

Seminar | April 3 | 12 p.m. | 560 Evans Hall

 Massimiliano Di Ventra, Dept of Physics, UC San Diego

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Which features make the brain such a powerful and energy-efficient computing machine? Can we reproduce them in the solid state, and if so, what type of computing paradigm would we obtain? I will show that a machine that uses memory (time non-locality) to both process and store information, like our brain, and is endowed with intrinsic parallelism and information overhead – namely takes advantage,...   More >

Noninvasive monitoring of chronic kidney disease using MR based pH and perfusion

Seminar | April 3 | 12-1 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Michael McMahon, John Hopkins University

 Bioengineering (BioE)

Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) is a cardinal feature of methylmalonic acidemia (MMA), a prototypic organic acidemia. Impaired growth, low activity, and protein restriction affect muscle mass and lower serum creatinine concentrations, which can delay the diagnosis and management of renal disease in this patient population. We have designed a general alternative strategy for monitoring renal function...   More >

Plant and Microbial Biology Seminar: "Differentiating plant genetic from environmental drivers of plant microbiome structure and function"

Seminar | April 3 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall

 Posy Busby, Oregon State University

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

Posy Busby is an assistant professor in the Department of Botany and Plant Pathology at Oregon State University. Research in the Busby lab focuses on plant-fungal interactions, plant disease, and community ecology. Their current research seeks to characterize communities of non-pathogenic fungi that live in plants, “endophytes,” and to test how endophytes influence plant disease severity.

Secrets on the Way: The Poetry of Tomas Tranströmer. A Reading by Robert Hass and Screening of the Film "Secrets", Produced by Kathryn Roszak. Musical Prelude by Mads Tolling

Reading - Literary | April 3 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Robert Hass, Department of English, UC Berkeley; Kathryn Roszak, Artistic Director, Danse Lumière

 Institute of European Studies, Nordic Studies Program, Department of English

Robert Hass reads from his selection of poems by Swedish Nobel laureate Tomas Tranströmer that he translated, and Kathryn Roszak screens and discusses her
short film “Secrets”, a post-modern “tango,” inspired by Tranströmer's great poem "Schubertiana," a love story with two dancers seeking trust in New York City. The presentation will be followed by a Q and A with the audience.

Robert Hass is...   More >

Robert Hass

Cyrus Farivar on "50 years of surveillance law in America"

Conference/Symposium | April 3 | 12-1 p.m. | 310 Sutardja Dai Hall

 CITRIS and the Banatao Institute

About the speaker:

Cyrus [suh-ROOS] is a Senior Tech Policy Reporter at Ars Technica, and is also an author and radio producer.

His second book, Habeas Data, about the legal cases over the last 50 years that have had an outsized impact on surveillance and privacy law in America, is due out May 8, 2018 from Melville House.

In 2017, Cyrus Farivar and Joe Mullin won the Technology...   More >

Certificate Program in Software Development and Programming Online Information Session

Information Session | April 3 | 12-12:30 p.m. |  Online

 Sean Butcher, LL.B., M.B.A.

 UC Berkeley Extension

Advance your technology career with our new software development and programming certificate. It combines theory and practice to give you a balanced mix of knowledge and skills in software development, databases, computer programming and Web development.

  Register online

MVZ LUNCH SEMINAR - Allison Shultz: Evolution across timescales: comparative and population genomics studies of host-pathogen co-evolution in birds

Seminar | April 3 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 VLSB, Grinnell-Miller Library

 Allison Shultz

 Museum of Vertebrate Zoology

MVZ Lunch is a graduate level seminar series (IB264) based on current and recent vertebrate research. Professors, graduate students, staff, and visiting researchers present on current and past research projects. The seminar meets every Wednesday from 12- 1pm in the Grinnell-Miller Library. Enter through the MVZ's Main Office, 3101 Valley Life Sciences Building, and please let the receptionist...   More >

Noon Concert: Horn Trio

Performing Arts - Music | April 3 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

Richard Liaw, violin
Kyle Ko, horn
Jolie Huang, piano
BRAHMS Horn Trio in Eb Major, op. 40
MOZART/Naumann Horn Quintet, K407

Commencing its 67th season, the Noon Concert series features the Music Department’s varied and diverse performance activities. Inaugurated in 1953, these concerts are very popular and well attended by those on campus and in the wider community. Traditionally on...   More >

Diverging destinies? Changing family structures and inequality of opportunity in the United States: A Brown Bag Talk

Colloquium | April 3 | 12-1 p.m. | 2232 Piedmont, Seminar Room

 Diederik Boertien, Researcher, Centre for Demographic Studies, University of Barcelona

 Population Science, Department of Demography

A lunch time talk and discussion session, featuring visiting and local scholars presenting their research on a wide range of topics of interest to demography.

Film Screening of Criminal Queers: directed by Chris Vargas and Eric A. Stanley

Film - Feature | April 3 | 12-2 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Eric Stanley, Assistant Professor, Department of Gender and Women's Studies

 Department of Gender and Women's Studies

Criminal Queers visualizes a radical trans/queer struggle against the prison industrial complex and toward a world without walls. Remembering that prison breaks are both a theoretical and material practice of freedom, this film imagines what spaces might be opened up if crowbars, wigs, and metal files become tools for transformation.

What can computers teach us about creativity?

Colloquium | April 3 | 12:10-1:15 p.m. | 1104 Berkeley Way West

 Justin Manley, Software Engineer, Google

 Institute of Personality and Social Research

Since the 1950s, psychology and computer science have been stimulated and transformed by the mutual exchange of ideas about cognition. During this time, another aspect of the mind has occupied each field mostly in isolation: creativity. This talk surveys creative uses of computers in the arts and presents recent works using artifacts from studies at the Institute of Personality and Social...   More >

Your Credit Score and More – Borrowing Basics (BEUHS352)

Workshop | April 3 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club

 Richard Ruiz, Bank of the West; Chris Lane, Bank of the West

 Be Well at Work - Work/Life

This seminar provides a comprehensive overview of critical information related to consumer lending options. The session topics include a review of different credit types, costs associated with obtaining credit, your rights as a borrower, what creditors review when making a credit decision and ideas on how to manage your credit.

  Enroll online

Guided Tours: Hans Hofmann

Tour/Open House | April 3 | 12:15 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.

Multidisciplinary Mapping: Human-Carnivore Conflict and Landscape Use by Carnivores and People in the Rift Valley, Kenya

Colloquium | April 3 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Christine Wilkinson, PhD Candidate, Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management

 Center for African Studies

Human-wildlife conflict is a global issue, which has complex causes and dynamics. The communities experiencing conflict are those most able to describe their experiences and most likely to present adequate solutions. In the Kenyan Rift Valley, rapid development and subdivision has isolated many protected areas, restricting corridors and resulting in a dramatic increase in human-carnivore...   More >

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 2 – December 4, 2019 the first Wednesday of the month every month | 1:30-2:45 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join us for a free, docent-led tour of the Garden as we explore interesting plants from around the world, learn about the vast diversity in the collection, and see what is currently in bloom. Meet at the Entry Plaza.

Free with Garden admission. Advanced registration not required

EHS 201 Biosafety in Laboratories

Course | April 3 | 1:30-3:30 p.m. | 177 Stanley Hall

 Office of Environment, Health & Safety

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

Topology Seminar (Introductory Talk): Compactification of moduli spaces and point collision

Seminar | April 3 | 2-3 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Xuwen Zhu, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Part of the Deligne–Mumford compactification of the moduli space of marked Riemann surfaces comes from the collision of marked points ("bubbling"). I will explain this kind of degeneration and then talk about a real analogue of such compactification in the study of constant curvature conical metrics, where a similar bubbling behavior appears.

Deformation Theory Seminar: The LG/CY correspondence

Seminar | April 3 | 2:30-3:30 p.m. | Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, Baker Room

 Benjamin Gammage, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

We will review Orlov’s construction of an equivalence of categories between certain Calabi-You complete intersection in weighted protective spaces and the equivariant matrix factorization of associated quasihomogeneois singularities

International Student Drop-In Career Advising

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

 Career Center

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

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

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

Weekly Coffee Break

Social Event | January 23 – May 1, 2019 every Wednesday with exceptions | 3-4 p.m. | Cafe International House

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Berkeley International Office's Coffee Break is a weekly opportunity for UC Berkeley global students to meet and engage with one another in a relaxing environment. It’s a chance to enjoy free coffee, share stories about your experiences on campus, and get to know Berkeley International Office advisors. All UCB students are invited. Students are free to talk about anything, but...   More >

Grace-like polynomials and related questions

Seminar | April 3 | 3-4 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 David Ruelle, IHES

 Department of Statistics

We say that the multi-affine polynomial P(z1, . . . , zm, w1, . . . , wn) is Grace-like if it does not vanish when {z1, . . . , zm is separated from {w1, . . . , wn) by a circle in the complex plane. Such polynomials have many unexpected probabilistic properties related to the work of Borcea-Brändén.

Berkeley Grad Slam: Grad Students Present 3-Minute Talks on their Research

Special Event | April 3 | 3-5:30 p.m. |  Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center

 Graduate Division, University of California Office of the President

Grad Slam is a showcase for graduate student research for a general audience in three-minute talks. Think mini-Ted Talks. The Berkeley finalists compete in this preliminary round on the UC Berkeley campus. Prizes are awarded at each stage of the selection process. The winner from the UC Berkeley Grad Slam will compete in the UC-wide competition on May 10, 2019 in San Francisco!

Our Little Sister

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Three sisters grieving their father’s death decide to “adopt” the teenage half-sister they’ve just met in Kore-eda’s captivating exploration of sibling ties, female relationships, and the passing of time, set in the idyllic, enchanting seaside town of Kamakura, Japan. As in much of the director’s work, the plot itself soon pleasurably dissolves in a string of documentary-like moments—family...   More >

Number Theory Seminar: Absolute Hodge cycles on abelian varieties of CM-type III

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

 Dong Gyu Lim, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

SMART Fellowship Info Session

Information Session | April 3 | 4-5 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 UC Berkeley Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

The SMART program funds current UC Berkeley undergraduates to conduct research under the mentorship of a UC Berkeley graduate student. If you are selected as a SMART undergraduate mentee, you will receive a summer stipend in the amount of $3,500 for working 20 hours a week as a researcher over a 10-week period (200 hours of work carried out at times determined with your mentor). The application...   More >

EECS Colloquium: The Neural Code of Speech

Colloquium | April 3 | 4-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, 306 (HP Auditorium)

 Edward Chang, Professor of Neurological Surgery, UC San Francisco

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Speaking is a defining behavior of our species. Our research seeks to understand the neural computations that govern our ability to speak and hear words. Advances in direct neurophysiological recordings from the human brain have led to a completely new view on the neural code that translates between sound and meaning. I will focus on our discoveries on the cortical representation of speech sounds...   More >

Topology Seminar (Main Talk): Constant curvature conical metrics

Seminar | April 3 | 4-5 p.m. | 3 Evans Hall

 Xuwen Zhu, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

The problem of finding and classifying constant curvature metrics with conical singularities has a long history bringing together several different areas of mathematics. This talk will focus on the particularly difficult spherical case where many new phenomena appear. When some of the cone angles are bigger than $2\pi $, uniqueness fails and existence is not guaranteed; smooth deformation is not...   More >

Academic Freedom: Past, Present and Future

Panel Discussion | April 3 | 5-7 p.m. | 402 Barrows Hall

 Joan Scott, Professor Emerita, Institute of Advanced Studies, Princeton; Henry Reichman, Former Vice President, AAUP

 Wendy Brown, Professor, Political Science, UC Berkeley; Khalid Kadir, Lecturer, UC Berkeley; I-Wei Wang, Librarian, UC Berkeley School of Law

 Berkeley Faculty Association

Academic freedom, the collective condition necessary for the flourishing of scholarship and teaching, is under assault – both from within and without the university. From within the university by pressures towards privatization and risk management; from without by both mobilized citizens and wealthy sponsors. These threats to academic freedom affect all involved in the academic project:...   More >

The Importance of Being Aryan:: Confronting Nazi Racial Law and the Determination of Iranian National Identity

Lecture | April 3 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 254 Barrows Hall

 Mohammad Rafi, PhD, UC Irvine

 Near Eastern Studies

This lecture builds on Germany's historical relationship with Iran, specifically the politics of the Aryan discourse between Nazi-Germany and Iran in the 1930/40s, thereby exposing the tension between geopolitical strategy and racial politics. After an overview of the history of the term Aryan as it relates to Germany and Iran, this paper traces the Nazis struggle to
define the term Aryan in...   More >

Linguistic Anthropology and Literary and Cultural Studies: A Mellon Foundation Sawyer Seminar: Session 6: Politics

Conference/Symposium | April 3 – 4, 2019 every day | 5-7 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Michael Silverstein, University of Chicago; Jackie Urla, University of Massachusetts, Amherst; Tristram Wolff, Northwestern University; Judith Irvine, University of Michigan; Sarah Kessler, University of Southern California

 Department of Comparative Literature, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

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

If by Literally You Mean Figuratively: Pierre Bersuire’s Grammar of Allegory in the Latin Moralized Ovid

Lecture | April 3 | 5 p.m. | 6415 Dwinelle Hall

 Justin Haynes, Dr., UC Davis

 Medieval Studies Program

The Human Computer in the Stone Age: Technology, Prehistory, and the Redefinition of the Human after World War II

Special Event | April 3 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 340 Moffitt Undergraduate Library

 Stefanos Geroulanos, New York University

 Center for New Media

About Stefanos Geroulanos
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Stefanos Geroulanos is Professor of History at New York University. He is the author of Transparency in Postwar France (2017), co-author of The Human Body in the Age of Catastrophe: Brittleness, Integration, Science, and the Great War (2018), and co-editor of The Scaffolding of Sovereignty (2017). He is also a Co-Executive Editor of the Journal of the History of...   More >

Swahili Table

Social Event | January 23 – May 8, 2019 every Wednesday | 5:30-6:30 p.m. |  Jupiter Taproom

 2181 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Elizabeth Resor

 Center for African Studies

Every Wednesdays speak Swahili with your fellow Swahili students and enthusiasts over a drink at Jupiter Taproom. This is an informal gathering to connect with other Swahili speakers on campus and in Berkeley. Each person will support their own beverage purchases, but we will provide the good company (don't worry- beverage/food purchases are NOT required). And of course, Swahili speaking...   More >

Haroon Mirza | The Creative Repercussions of Counterculture

Lecture | April 3 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 220, Geballe Room, Townsend Center for the Humanities

 Haroon Mirza, Artist

 Asma Kazmi, Assistant Professor, Practice of Art

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Department of Art Practice Wiesenfeld Lecture Series, Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion, South Asia Art Initiative, Asian Art Museum

A talk by Haroon Mirza that will examine how ideas seeded in the counterculture movement of the 1960s are now solidifying in contemporary culture and the influence that has had on his work.

Toastmasters on Campus Club: Learn public speaking

Meeting | January 14, 2015 – December 18, 2019 every Wednesday | 6:15-7:30 p.m. | 3119 Etcheverry Hall

 Toastmasters on Campus

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

Water is Another Word for Life: with Isha Ray

Lecture | April 3 | 6:30-7:30 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium

 College of Natural Resources

The Rest I Make Up: April Movie at Moffitt

Film - Documentary | April 3 | 7-9 p.m. | 405 Moffitt Undergraduate Library

 Library

Maria Irene Fornes is one of America's greatest playwrights and most influential teachers, but many know her only as the ex-lover of writer and social critic Susan Sontag. The visionary Cuban-American dramatist constructed astonishing worlds onstage, writing over 40 plays and winning nine Obie Awards. At the vanguard of the nascent Off-Off Broadway experimental theater movement in NYC, Fornes is...   More >

 Must have a UCB student ID for entrance.

April's Movie at Moffitt

My Bolivia: Remembering What I Never Knew: Film Screening and Director's Talk

Film - Feature | April 3 | 7 p.m. | 160 Kroeber Hall

 Center for Latin American Studies

Filmmaker Rick Tejada Flores unravels secrets of his family’s past in Bolivia, discovering his grandfather’s hidden role as President during one of the bloodiest wars in Latin America.

Behemoth

Film - Feature | April 3 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Zhao Liang solidifies his status as one of China’s most unique talents with this politicized examination of China’s war on its own environment, a visionary combination of observational documentary, experimental essay, and Workingman’s Death–like vision of hell on earth. Moving from Mongolian coal mines to ironworks and blast furnaces, ending in a newly created suburb with no inhabitants, Zhao...   More >

Behemoth

Film - Feature | April 3 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Zhao Liang solidifies his status as one of China’s most unique talents with this politicized examination of China’s war on its own environment, a visionary combination of observational documentary, experimental essay, and Workingman’s Death–like vision of hell on earth. Moving from Mongolian coal mines to ironworks and blast furnaces, ending in a newly created suburb with no inhabitants, Zhao...   More >

Monterey Jazz Festival on Tour: Featuring Cécile McLorin Salvant and Christian Sands, music director

Performing Arts - Music | April 3 | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Cal Performances

Jazz vocalist Cécile McLorin Salvant returns to Berkeley with the Monterey Jazz Festival on Tour and music director Christian Sands, featuring Bria Skonberg, Melissa Aldana, Yasushi Nakamura, and Jamison Ross. Salvant won her second Grammy award in 2018, and sings with a presence that belies her young years. Her impressive repertoire traverses blues, folk music, and lesser-known jazz standards.

$36-92 (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

The Monterey Jazz Festival on Tour – 60th Anniversary Celebration starring Cécile McLorin Salvant appears Wednesday, April 3, 2019 in Zellerbach Hall. Pictured: Cécile McLorin Salvant.

Thursday, April 4, 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 >

Traditions and Technologies: Ethical Engagements and New Directions in the Study of South Asian Medicines

Conference/Symposium | April 4 | 8 a.m.-4 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 470 (morning) and 10 (afternoon)

 Anthony Cerulli, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Vincanne Adams, UCSF; Shree Padma Holt, Bowdoin College; Lawrence Cohen, UC Berkeley

 Robert P. Goldman, Catherine and William L. Magistretti Distinguished Professor in South and Southeast Asian Studies, UC Berkeley

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Townsend Center for the Humanities, Center for Science, Technology, Medicine, and Society, Program for the Medical Humanities, Catherine and William L. Magistretti Distinguished Professor in South and Southeast Asian Studies, Department of South & Southeast Asian Studies, Department of Anthropology, Medical Anthropology (Joint Program with UCSF)

This day-long symposium aims to create a space for scholars of traditional South Asian Medicines working across disciplines to forge connections and discuss priorities for research directions in the field.

Study Abroad Office Hours at Educational Opportunity Program

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

 Berkeley Study Abroad

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

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

Spring at the Hall

Special Event | March 21 – June 7, 2019 every day | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

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

Hungary as a European Hub for Autonomous Vehicle Design and Validation

Seminar | April 4 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 3110 Etcheverry Hall

 Dr. László Palkovics, Minister of Innovation and Technology of Hungary

 Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME)

Abstract: Hungary, having a remarkable performance in the field of automotive industry production capacities, is becoming one of the key European hubs of developing autonomous driving systems with currently more than 10,000 development engineers working on these innovative technologies at various organizations in the country. Hungary also has a leading role in implementing and developing...   More >

Applied Math Seminar: Surveillance-evasion games under uncertainty

Seminar | April 4 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Alex Vladimirsky, Cornell University

 Department of Mathematics

Adversarial path planning problems are important in robotics applications and in modeling the behavior of humans in dangerous environments. Surveillance-Evasion (SE) games form an important subset of such problems and require a blend of numerical techniques from multiobjective dynamic programming, game theory, numerics for Hamilton-Jacobi PDEs, and convex optimization. We model the basic SE...   More >

Econ 235, Financial Economics Seminar: Higher Moment Risk

Seminar | April 4 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | C330 Haas School of Business

 Christian Jensen, Bocconi

 Department of Economics

Joint with Haas Finance Seminar

The Village: Weaving Local Stories into Theater Epics with Stan Lai

Lecture | April 4 | 12 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Stan Lai’s The Village is one of the most celebrated plays of the recent Chinese theater. Lai—cocurator of this season of Arts + Design Thursdays—will discuss the unique process he used to create this work, weaving together personal stories and using improvisation as a creative tool. He will also consider the role of theater, film, and other cultural forms as vehicles for preserving fragile...   More >

Replication Seminar, "Numerical Methods for Solving Heterogeneous Agents Models""

Presentation | April 4 | 12-2 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Alisdair McKay, Senior Research Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

 Clausen Center

I will cover two building blocks o fsolution methods for heterogenous agent macroeconomics: the endogenous grid method and non-stochastic simulation. I will describe how these two tools can be combined to solve for the stationary equilibrium, perfect foresight transitions, and fluctuations under uncertainty (Reiter method). I will focus on simple settings (e.g. Aiyagari 1994, Krusell-Smith 1998),...   More >

 Please RSVP:

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

View from the Top: Judy Chou: Being a Biotech Entrepreneur in a 155-Year-Old Company

Lecture | April 4 | 12-1 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium, 3rd floor

 Judy Chou, Senior VP & Global Head of Biotech, Bayer Pharmaceuticals

 College of Engineering

In her talk, Judy will discuss her experience attempting to combine the strengths of a startup within a mature global organization.

Oliver E. Williamson Seminar: "The Effects of Parental and Sibling Incarceration: Evidence from Ohio" (joint with Sam Norris and Matt Pecenco)

Seminar | April 4 | 12-1:30 p.m. | C325 Haas School of Business

 Jeff Weaver, USC

 Department of Economics

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

The Village: Weaving Local Stories into Theater Epics with Stan Lai

Lecture | April 4 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Osher Theater

 Stan Lai

 Arts + Design

The Village is one of the most celebrated plays of the recent Chinese Theatre. Stan Lai will discuss the unique process he used to create this work, weaving personal stories and using improvisation as a creative tool. In a changing national and cultural context, he will also discuss the role of theatre, film and other cultural forms as vehicles for preserving fragile collective memories. Stan Lai...   More >

Mindful Awareness Guided Meditation

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

 Jeffrey Oxendine

 Institute of Personality and Social Research

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

Lunch Poems: Ben Lerner

Reading - Literary | April 4 | 12:10-12:50 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Library

 Lunch Poems

Lunch Poems presents Ben Lerner.

Lunch Poems: Ben Lerner

Reading - Literary | April 4 | 12:10-12:50 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Library

 Lunch Poems

Lunch Poems presents Ben Lerner.

Environmental Sustainability and Housing in California

Panel Discussion | April 4 | 12:15-1:30 p.m. | 250 Goldman School of Public Policy

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

Please join us for a discussion with leading experts about enviornmental sustainability and housing in California. We will host Srinidhi Kumar from the California Housing Partnership; Steve Weissman, a lecturer at the Goldman School of Public Policy, and founder and former director of the Energy Program at Berkeley Law; and Seva Rodnyansky, postdoctoral scholar at the Berkeley Institute for the...   More >

IB Seminar: Evolutionary History of Prey: 600 million Years of Predator-Prey Interactions in Earth’s Oceans

Seminar | April 4 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Michal Kowalewski, Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida

 Department of Integrative Biology

Power, Agency and Representation: Filipino Americans in the Visual Arts

Panel Discussion | April 4 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Stephanie Syjuco, Assistant Professor, Art Practice, UC Berkeley; Lordy Rodriguez, Artist; PJ Gubatina Policarpio, Arts Educator

 Filipino and Philippine Studies Working Group

This discussion will look at themes of agency and representation - what kinds of power one can exercise as a Filipino American working in the art world today, how a history of colonialism and dispossession might actually serve as a source of empowerment, and how this peripheral vantage point could lead to new, innovative forms of "seeing".   More >

Detail from "I AM AN..." (Stephanie Syjuco, 2017)

Librarian Office Hours at the SPH DREAM Office

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

 Michael Sholinbeck

 Library

Drop by during office hours if you need help with your literature reviews; setting up searches in PubMed, Embase, and other databases; using EndNote, RefWorks, or other citation management software; finding statistics or data; and answering any other questions you may have.
NOTE: On Feb. 14: 2:15-3pm only

Breastfeeding Your Baby/Returning to Work or School (BEUHS602)

Workshop | April 4 | 1-4:15 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club

 Tina Benitez, IBCLC, Certified Lactation Consultant

 Be Well at Work - Work/Life

This 3 hour class is taught by a certified lactation consultant and is broken up into two parts.
The first portion of the class, 1-3pm, addresses breastfeeding basics and problem solving. The second portion of class, 3:15-4:15pm, covers returning-to-work planning and breast pumps. Those who have already attended a breastfeeding class are welcome to join the last portion of the class.

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Econ 235, Financial Economics Student Seminar: Causal Effects of Capital Inflows

Seminar | April 4 | 1-2 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Nick Sander, UC Berkeley

 Department of Economics

Guided Tours: Hans Hofmann

Tour/Open House | April 4 | 1:15 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.

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

Dads, Daughters and Early Marriage in Migori County, Kenya

Presentation | April 4 | 2-3 p.m. | 5401 Berkeley Way West

 Paula Tavrow, UCLA's Fielding School of Public Health

 Innovations for Youth (i4Y)

Please join us for a new speaker series on child marriage and youth empowerment hosted by Innovations for Youth (i4Y)'s Child Marriage and Youth Empowerment Working Group!

Paula Tavrow​, PhD, is an Associate Adjunct Professor in the Department of Community Health Sciences at UCLA's Fielding School of Public Health. She is also the Director of UCLA's Bixby Program in Population and...   More >

ESPM Seminar Series, Spring 2019

Seminar | April 4 | 3:30 p.m. | 132 Mulford Hall

 Daniel Sanchez

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

Daniel Sanchez, Assistant Extension Specialist at UC Berkeley, will present: "Near-term opportunities for carbon dioxide removal technology." Hosted by Matteo Garbelotto. Meet the speaker and enjoy refreshments after the talk in 139 Mulford Hall.

Will China Save The Planet?

Lecture | April 4 | 4-5 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Barbara Finamore, Senior Strategic Director for Asia, Natural Resources Defense Council

 Ralph Cavanagh, Energy Co-Director of the Climate & Clean Energy Program, Natural Resources Defense Council

 Institute of International Studies, Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

Now that Trump has turned the United States into a global climate outcast, will China take the lead in saving our planet from environmental catastrophe? Many signs point to yes. China, the world's largest carbon emitter, is leading a global clean energy revolution, phasing out coal consumption and leading the development of a global system of green finance.

But as leading China environmental...   More >

Statistical and Computational Challenges in Conformational Biology

Seminar | April 4 | 4-5 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Professor Mark Segal, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, UC San Francisco

 Department of Statistics

Chromatin architecture is critical to numerous cellular processes including gene regulation, while conformational disruption can be oncogenic. Accordingly, discerning chromatin configuration is of basic importance, however, this task is complicated by a number of factors including scale, compaction, dynamics, and inter-cellular variation.

The recent emergence of a suite of proximity...   More >

POSTPONED - Narratives of Progress and Protection, Contradiction and Refusal: Indigeneity, Gender and Citizenship

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

 Center for Race and Gender

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED TILL FURTHER NOTICE


Fantasia Painter, PhD Candidate in Ethnic Studies, Researcher for the Native/Immigrant/Refugee: Crossings Research Initiative in the Center for Race & Gender

Raquel Pacheco, President’s Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Anthropology, UC Santa Cruz

New approaches for uncovering the role of energy metabolism in health and disease: Dr. Denis Titov, Molecular and Cell Biology Department, UC Berkeley

Seminar | April 4 | 4-5 p.m. | 114 Morgan Hall

 Center for Computational Biology, Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology

Abstract:
Over the last century, many studies have demonstrated that calorie restriction (i.e. decreased food intake) and exercise cause lifespan extension in model organisms and decrease human mortality from age-associated diseases. Many physiological changes...   More >

The Human Body in the Age of Catastrophe: Brittleness, Integration, Science and the Great War

Lecture | April 4 | 5-6:30 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, 142 (Nestrick Room)

 Stefanos Geroulanos, Professor of History, NYU; Stefan-Ludwig Hoffman, Professor of History, UC Berkeley

 Department of History, Department of Rhetoric, Center for New Media

The injuries suffered by soldiers during WWI were as varied as they were brutal. How could the human body suffer and often absorb such disparate traumas? Why might the same wound lead one soldier to die but allow another to recover? In The Human Body in the Age of Catastrophe, Stefanos Geroulanos and Todd Meyers uncover a fascinating story of how medical scientists came to conceptualize the body...   More >

Graduate Student Happy Hour!

Social Event | April 4 | 5-7 p.m. | Eshleman Hall, Bear's Lair Tavern

 Graduate Assembly

Bear's Lair Tavern is where it's at for the monthly Graduate Student Happy Hour! Open to ALL Graduate Students! Free nosh (supplies may be limited) and drink specials.

Spring 2019 LEP Global Book Club: The Displaced: Refugee Writers on Refugee Lives

Meeting | March 14 – May 2, 2019 every Thursday with exceptions | 5-6 p.m. | 110 César E. Chávez Student Center

 SLC Language Exchange Program, UC Berkeley Student Learning Center

You're invited to join the Spring 2019 LEP Global Book Club! This semester, we will be reading The Displaced: Refugee Writers on Refugee Lives. Edited by Cal grad and Pulitzer Prize-Winning author Viet Thanh Nguyen, this book features the works of refugee writers from around the world. Engaging with their stories provides intimate insight into the realities faced by millions of people in...   More >

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Avalokitasvara / Avalokiteśvara, Amitābha / Amitāyus and pratyekabuddha / pratyayabuddha: Misinterpretations of Gāndhārī Buddhism by Sanskrit Composers of the Mahāyāna Scriptures

Lecture | April 4 | 5-7 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Seishi Karashima, Soka University, Tokyo

 Center for Buddhist Studies

Śākyamuni seems to have preached in a colloquial language, namely Māgadhī. The scriptures of early Buddhism were transmitted also in various colloquial languages, e.g. Pāli. Probably, many of the early Mahāyāna scriptures were originally transmitted in colloquial languages as well, e.g. Gāndhārī, which were later gradually translated into...   More >

Linguistic Anthropology and Literary and Cultural Studies: A Mellon Foundation Sawyer Seminar: Session 6: Politics

Conference/Symposium | April 3 – 4, 2019 every day | 5-7 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Michael Silverstein, University of Chicago; Jackie Urla, University of Massachusetts, Amherst; Tristram Wolff, Northwestern University; Judith Irvine, University of Michigan; Sarah Kessler, University of Southern California

 Department of Comparative Literature, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

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

Brexit, Britain, Scotland: The Future of the UK

Lecture | April 4 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 220 (Geballe Room)

 Allan Little, Former BBC Correspondent

 Institute of European Studies, St. Andrews' Society of San Francisco, Center for British Studies, Anglo-American Studies Program - Berkeley Law

Will Brexit lead to the break-up of Britain and to the independence of Scotland? Allan Little, a prominent BBC journalist, will give a presentation about Brexit and its impact on the United Kingdom. In his talk, Little will focus on the history of the UK nation-state in a broader European, perspective, and will reflect on its future after Brexit. He will pay special attention to the consequences...   More >

Allan Little

DCRP Lecture: Devanne Brookins

Lecture | April 4 | 5:30-7 p.m. | 106 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

Thursday | April 4th | 5:30 pm | The Role of Informal Institutions in Change: Urban Land and Transportation in Ghana

Finding the Right Postdoc

Panel Discussion | April 4 | 6-7:15 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 QB3 - California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences

What makes for a GREAT postdoc experience, and how can you ensure that this next step in your training will prepare you for a successful career? Panelists will discuss the process of identifying and pursuing postdoctoral opportunities. Why do a postdoc? What factors are important to consider, such as opportunities for publishing, relationships with colleagues/supervisors, funding? What are the...   More >

Curator's Circle: Wine and Walkthrough of the Goodman Belco Photography Collection

Special Event | April 4 | 6 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Please join us to celebrate the extraordinary gift of a major photography collection donated to BAMPFA by William Goodman and Victoria Belco in memory of their daughter Teresa Goodman. We will start in Babette cafe with a reception and toast to Bill and Victoria, followed by a tour of the remarkable exhibition Unlimited: Recent Gifts from the William Goodman & Victoria Belco Photography...   More >

Astronomy Night at UC Berkeley

Lecture | April 4 | 7-10 p.m. | 131 Campbell Hall

 Fatima Abdurrahman, UC Berkeley

 Department of Astronomy

Come join us at Campbell Hall on the UC Berkeley campus on April 4th for a FREE night of astronomy and stargazing on the roof with our fleet of telescopes. UC Berkeley graduate student Fatima Abdurrahman will be telling us all about black holes.

Black Interiors: Sweat

Film - Feature | April 4 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Sweat is evidence of labor. Tonight’s films reflect the inner worlds of black working people, asking us to consider not only the material outcomes of their efforts but the moments of tension, pleasure, communion, and delight that give “black labor power” its depths. An excerpt from Right On/Be Free featuring the Alvin Ailey dance company’s Judith Jamison transitions to scenes of black workers in...   More >

The Tallis Scholars: Music Inspired by the Sistine Chapel

Performing Arts - Music | April 4 | 8-10 p.m. |  First Congregational Church

 2345 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 The Tallis Scholars, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

Program:
Palestrina/Missa Assumpta est Maria (Kyrie)
Morales/Regina caeli
Palestrina/Missa Ecce ego Johannes (Gloria)
Festa/Quam pulchra es
Carpentras/Lamentations
Palestrina/Missa Papae Marcelli (Credo)
Allegri/Miserere
Palestrina/Missa Confitebor tibi domine (Sanctus)
Campkin/Miserere Mei
Josquin/Inter natos mulierum
Palestrina/Missa Brevis (Agnus)

$42-76 (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

The Tallis Scholars perform Music Inspired by the Sistine Chapel Thursday, April 4, 2019 in First Congregational Church.

Caliban's Curse: with Viet Thanh Nguyen (2019 Jonathan Bedri Distinguished Writer in English)

Lecture | April 4 | 8 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, 315, Maude Fife

 Viet Thanh Nguyen, University Professor, Aerol Arnold Chair of English, and Professor of English, American Studies and Ethnicity, and Comparative Literature, USC English

 Department of English

We are excited to announce that English alumnus Viet Thanh Nguyen will be giving a talk, "Caliban's Curse", on Thursday, April 4th at 8pm in Maude Fife room (315 Wheeler Hall). Viet is the 2019 Jonathan Bedri Distinguished Writer in English. His debut novel, The Sympathizer, won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 2016. He is also know for the short story collection, The Refugees. Currently, he is...   More >