<< Week of April 07 >>

Sunday, April 7, 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 >

Women in the Workforce Conference

Workshop | April 7 | 10 a.m.-2 p.m. | Haas School of Business, Spieker Forum

 Human Resources

In partnership with the Berkeley-Haas Center for Equity, Gender and Leadership, we are pleased to offer you this rare opportunity to be surrounded by some of the most powerful women in business. Through networking and inspiring discourse, you will learn about women’s empowerment in the workplace and engage in conversations with respected industry leaders who are truly changing the world.

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!

Exploration of Forms: Afro-Cuban Dance Workshop

Workshop | April 7 | 1-3 p.m. |  Bancroft Studio (2401 Bancroft)

 José Francisco Barroso

 Department of Theater, Dance & Performance Studies

This free workshop with live drumming focuses on the explosive and subtle sacred expressions of the Orisha (Yoruba deities), as well as the dances of the Dahomey-Arará (Vodu, Gaga), and Congo (Palo, Makuta) regions. Instructor José Francisco Barroso offers students a strong understanding of polyrhythm and the kinesthetic distinctions of Afro-Cuban traditional dances, rhythms, and movements.

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

Be Pretty and Shut Up!

Film - Feature | April 7 | 2 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

In 1976 Delphine Seyrig told Leila Weinraub of the New York Times, “I have a heavy past, having been an actress. . . . It was a way of seducing, of proving to myself that I could be accepted. But actresses are a commercial product. They represent the whole male‐female problem seen with a microscope. They are agents of the male optic.” Seyrig proved her thesis with Be Pretty and Shut Up!, a...   More >

Guided Tours: Hans Hofmann

Tour/Open House | April 7 | 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.

Chamisso’s Shadow: A Journey to the Bering Sea in Three Chapters. Chapter 3: Kamchatka and Bering Island

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

In 2014, Ottinger journeyed to the distant regions of the Bering Sea—to Alaska, then Chukotka, and on to Kamchatka—following along the paths of historic expeditions and explorers, such as the naturalist Georg Willem Steller and Vitus Bering; later, Captain James Cook; and, still later, the poet and botanist Adelbert von Chamisso, who traveled with Otto von Kotzebue. Over a three-month period,...   More >

The Quince Tree Sun

Film - Documentary | April 7 | 5 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Antonio López García, María Moreno, Enrique Gran, Jos. Carretero,

The Quince Tree Sun is an exquisite portrait of the Spanish realist painter Antonio López García as he paints a single work: a picture of a quince tree in his backyard, which he planted years ago and which now stimulates thoughts on light, painting, and process; on death; on what we know of the world and how we know...   More >

Sō Percussion: Mallet Quartets and the Keyboard Reimagined

Performing Arts - Music | April 7 | 7-9 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Sō Percussion, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

Vijay Iyer/TORQUE (West Coast Premiere)
Caroline Shaw/Taxidermy
Jason Treuting/Nine Numbers 4 (West Coast Premiere)
Susanne Farrin/New Work Dan Trueman/“Song,” from Nostalgic Synchronic, Etudes for Bitklavier (West Coast Premiere)
Donnacha Dennehy/Broken Unison (West Coast Premiere)

* please note that this program has changed from what was originally announced

$42 (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

Sō Percussion, Mallet Quartets and the Keyboard Reimagined Sunday, April 7, 2019 in Hertz Hall.

Monday, April 8, 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 >

Probabilistic Operator Algebra Seminar: Monotone Increment Processes

Seminar | April 8 | 2 a.m.-4 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

 Ian Charlesworth, NSF Postdoctoral Fellow UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Chordal Loewner equations have been shown to be connected with evolution equations for semigroups in monotone probability. I will briefly recall these connections and then discuss recent related work of Franz, Hasebe and Schleissinger which uses these connections to probability measures on $\mathbb R$ with univalent Cauchy transform and some of the analytic and geometric properties thereof. Time...   More >

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!

EH&S 403 Training Session

Course | April 8 | 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.

Text Data Mining and Publishing: Legal Literacies

Workshop | April 8 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 356 Barrows Hall

 Rachael Samberg, Library


This training will help you navigate the copyright, fair use, and usage rights of including third-party content in your digital project. Whether you seek to embed video from other sources for analysis, post material you scanned from a visit to the archives, add images, upload documents, or more, understanding the basics of copyright and discovering a workflow for answering copyright-related...   More >

  RSVP online

The Role of Light Exposure in Eye Growth and Circadian Rhythm in Children and Adults

Seminar | April 8 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 489 Minor Hall

 Dr. Lisa Ostrin

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Light exposure has a close link with numerous aspects of human physiology, and has been implicated in circadian rhythm disturbances, mood disorders, cancer, and metabolic disorders. Light exposure may also play a role in ocular growth and myopia. Several studies have reported an association between time spent outdoors and myopia. With accumulating evidence to suggest that light exposure and...   More >

Discrete Models of Concrete Materials and Structures

Lecture | April 8 | 12-1 p.m. | 502 Davis Hall

 Professor John Bolander, University of California, Davis

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

STROBE Seminar Series: Earth-Abundant Plasmonics

Seminar | April 8 | 12-1 p.m. | 403 Latimer Hall

 Dr. Emilie Ringe, University of Cambridge

 College of Chemistry

The colorful optical properties of gold and silver nanoparticles have been known for centuries, appearing in Roman glassware as well as medieval stained glass. The brilliant colors are the result of collective oscillations of conduction excited by light, leading to wavelength-dependent absorption and scattering. This light-matter interaction can be controlled by the size, shape, and dielectric...   More >

Authoritarianism Accepted: Contextualizing EU and Russian Involvement in the Balkans

Lecture | April 8 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Branislav Radeljic, Reader in International Relations, University of East London

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

The EU and Russia have each sought to consolidate their influence in the Balkans and the relationship between Brussels, Moscow and Belgrade has never been straightforward. Back in the 1990s, the Brussels authorities helped the Milosevic regime stay in power and only decided to oust it when such a move appeared suitable, whereas the Russians have sided with their fellow Serbs throughout. More...   More >

The Two-Tier Faculty System: Is It Here To Stay?

Lecture | April 8 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 402 Barrows Hall

 Dan Clawson, Professor, U Mass, Amherst

 Berkeley Faculty Association, UC-AFT, Institute for Research on Labor and Employment

Employers everywhere use two-tier employment systems to divide employees, to avoid confronting the power of established workers with privileges, and to create a wedge that, over a period of years, destroys the conditions for all workers in the category. In today’s university this has meant, above all, the emergence of a tenure-system and non-tenure-system of employment. This has been an effective...   More >

Social Curiosity and Social Learning

Colloquium | April 8 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | 1102 Berkeley Way West

 Hyo Gweon, Stanford University, Department of Psychology

 Department of Psychology

Learning does not occur in isolation. From parent-child interactions to formal classroom environments, humans explore, learn, and communicate in rich, diverse social contexts. Rather than simply observing and copying their conspecifics, humans engage in a range of epistemic practices that actively recruit those around them. They query others to acquire useful information, consider others’ mental...   More >

Combinatorics Seminar: An insertion algorithm on multiset partitions

Seminar | April 8 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Anne Schilling, UC Davis

 Department of Mathematics

We provide an insertion algorithm from generalized permutations (or two-line arrays subject to certain conditions) and pairs of standard Young tableaux and multiset tableaux of the same shape. If we insert the propagating blocks of partition diagrams we get natural sets of tableaux and the number of these tableaux of a fixed shape are equal to the dimensions of irreducible representations indexed...   More >

Political Economy Seminar: "Skills, Signals and Search in Low-income Labor Markets: Evidence from a Six-Year Two-Sided Field Experiment"

Seminar | April 8 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Imran Rasul, UCL

 Department of Economics

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

Mechanisms of experience-dependent plasticity in GABAergic circuits: connecting genes to cell-types and circuit-functions

Seminar | April 8 | 1-2:30 p.m. | 177 Life Sciences Addition

 Ivo Spiegel, Department of Neurobiology, Weizmann Institute of Science

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

The ability to adapt and learn from the experience is essential for an animal’s survival and key questions in neuroscience concern the underlying molecular and cellular mechanisms. In the adult cortex, it was suggested that particularly GABAergic interneurons in the supragranular layers of the cortex play key roles in regulating the experience-dependent plasticity of cortical circuits. However,...   More >

Doing Voice Studies in the Digital Humanities

Workshop | April 8 | 1-2:30 p.m. | Barrows Hall, D-Lab Convening Room

 D-Lab, https://dlab.berkeley.edu/event-host/d-lab

 Digital Humanities Lab

This training will introduce you to open-source, user-friendly tools for analyzing and visualizing intonation and timing patterns in recordings of performative speech, from poetry readings to political speeches to podcasts. Developed with an ACLS Digital Innovations Fellowship and a NEH Digital Humanities Advancement grant, these tools apply state-of-the-art pitch tracking and a speech...   More >

Bartington Magnetometry Geophysics Training

Workshop | April 8 | 2-4:30 p.m. | 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility), Meet in Atrium and move outside building

 Gabriel Sachez; Alyssa Scott

 Archaeological Research Facility

We’ll meet in the ARF room 110 and bring the instrument over to the nearby grassy quad at Wurster hall where we'll practice data gathering.

 Workshops cost $50 for non-UC attendees. The workshops are free for students, faculty, and staff. Register online

Growth of Three-Dimensional Cracks

Seminar | April 8 | 2-3 p.m. | 3110 Etcheverry Hall

 Professor Gregory J. Rodin, Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics, Institute for Computational Engineering and Sciences, University of Texas at Austin

 Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME)

Growth of three-dimensional cracks is modeled as a continuous sequence of initiation events during which the crack front remains smooth. Two issues of importance are addressed. First, it is established that, at each point along the crack front, the velocity and configurational force are two-dimensional vectors, lying in the local normal plane. This allows one to generalize any two-dimensional...   More >

Arithmetic Geometry and Number Theory RTG Seminar: Bloch–Kato conjecture for some Rankin-Selberg motives

Seminar | April 8 | 3-5 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Liang Xiao, University of Connecticut

 Department of Mathematics

The Birch and Swinnerton-Dyer conjecture is known in the case of rank 0 and 1 thanks to the foundational work of Kolyvagin and Gross-Zagier. In this talk, I will report on a joint work in progress with Yifeng Liu, Yichao Tian, Wei Zhang, and Xinwen Zhu. We study the analogue and generalizations of Kolyvagin's result to the unitary Gan-Gross-Prasad paradigm. More precisely, our ultimate goal is to...   More >

Differential Geometry Seminar: Existence and compactness theory for ALE scalar-flat Kähler surfaces

Seminar | April 8 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Jiyuan Han, Purdue University

 Department of Mathematics

Our main result in this article is a compactness result which states that a noncollapsed sequence of asymptotically locally Euclidean (ALE) scalar-flat Kähler metrics on a minimal Kähler surface whose Kähler classes stay in a compact subset of the interior of the Kähler cone must have a convergent subsequence. As an application, we prove the existence of global moduli spaces of scalar-flat...   More >

On the Rise of the Dative and Benefactive Alternations in English: The Intertwining of Differentiation with Attraction

Colloquium | April 8 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Elizabeth Closs Traugott, Stanford University

 Department of Linguistics

The rise of the ‘dative’ alternation (e.g. She gave her neighbor birthday presents ~ She gave birthday presents to her neighbor) has been shown to develop in later Middle English, around 1400 (Zehentner 2018). Building on Zehentner and Traugott (Forthcoming), I outline the rise of the benefactive alternation (e.g. build her a house ~ build a house for her) after 1600 from a historical...   More >

Synaptic signaling in cerebellar circuits

Seminar | April 8 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 2060 Valley Life Sciences Building | Note change in location

 Indira Raman, Northwestern University

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Contribution of Prefrontal Cortex to Human Behavior

Colloquium | April 8 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 1104 Berkeley Way West

 Bob Knight, Psychology

 Department of Psychology

David Morton — Models and Algorithms for Multi-stage Stochastic Programming

Seminar | April 8 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 1174 Etcheverry Hall

 David Morton, Northwestern University

 Industrial Engineering & Operations Research

Abstract: We consider two classes of multi-stage stochastic linear programs (MSLPs) that lend themselves to solution by stochastic dual dynamic programming (SDDP). First, we consider a distributionally robust MSLP. Here, the specific realizations in each stage are fixed, and distributional robustness is with respect to the probability mass function governing those realizations. Second, we...   More >

Beyond academic data science: a workshop/dinner event for underrepresented undergraduates

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

 Berkeley Institute for Data Science

This event is being designed to provide support and community for underrepresented undergraduates involved in data science research at UC Berkeley, and to introduce campus resources for navigating and thriving in Berkeley’s active data science community.

Ferroptosis mechanisms and pharmacological tractability

Seminar | April 8 | 4-5 p.m. | 114 Morgan Hall

 Marcus Conrad, Helmholtz Zentrum München

 Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology

Multifaceted allosteric regulation of Aurora kinase A in mitotic spindle assembly

Seminar | April 8 | 4-5 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Nick Levinson, University of Minnesota

 College of Chemistry

The Key to Shambhala: The Mystifier as a Cultural Problem

Lecture | April 8 | 4-6 p.m. | B-4 Dwinelle Hall

 Ilya Vinitsky, Professor, Slavic Languages and Literatures, Princeton University

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

Slavic Graduate Colloquium Spring 2019 Series

Seminar 208, Microeconomic Theory: Just a Few Seeds More: Value of Network Information for Diffusion

Seminar | April 8 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Mohammad Akbarpour, Stanford

 Department of Economics

Identifying the optimal set of individuals to first receive information (`seeds') in a social network is a widely-studied question in many settings, such as the diffusion of information, microfinance programs, and new technologies. Numerous studies have proposed various network-centrality based heuristics to choose seeds in a way that is likely to boost diffusion. Here we show that, for some...   More >

Analysis and PDE Seminar: Rough control for Schrödinger operators on 2-tori

Seminar | April 8 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall | Note change in date

 Maciej Zworski, UCB

 Department of Mathematics

I will explain how the results of Bourgain, Burq and the speaker '13 can be used to obtain control and observability by rough functions and sets on 2-tori. We show that for the time dependent Schrödinger equation, any set of positive measure can be used for observability and controllability. For non-empty open sets this follows from the results of Haraux '89 and Jaffard '90, while for...   More >

Ferroptosis mechanisms and pharmacological tractability

Seminar | April 8 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 101 Morgan Hall

 Marcus Conrad, Helmholtz Zentrum München

 Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology

John Ashbery, Non-Performer?: Prosody and Voice Studies

Lecture | April 8 | 5-6:30 p.m. | Barrows Hall, D-Lab Convening Room

 D-Lab, https://dlab.berkeley.edu/event-host/d-lab

 Digital Humanities Lab

How and much might a poet’s reading style change over time, and how can it be studied? What role might be played by venue, media format, poetic content, authorship, audience, and so on?

Considering theoretical assumptions and empirical approaches in voice studies, this talk explores these questions through the unlikely example of John Ashbery, a poet with a reputation as a non-performative...   More >

“It Could Happen Today... “ - EERI Berkeley student chapter seminar

Seminar | April 8 | 5-6 p.m. | 502 Davis Hall

 Janiele Maffei, California Earthquake Authority

 EERI Berkeley student chapter

How earthquakes damage single-family residential dwellings and the seismic retrofits that can protect these dwellings. How a residential earthquake insurance provider is promoting and funding seismic retrofits through:
Code and plan set development
Retrofit financial grant program
Educational outreach
A bold future where expected earthquake performance of a building is valued by California...   More >

Berkeley Journalism Showcase

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

 Richard Koci Hernandez; Ken Light; Carrie Lozano; Dawn Porter

 Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism

Free Berkeley Journalism showcase at the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive with professors Richard Koci Hernandez, Ken Light, Carrie Lozano and Dawn Porter. Come be inspired by the power of visual storytelling.

Richard Koci Hernandez is an internationally recognized, award-winning innovator in journalism and multimedia. Koci...   More >

Magic Leap Augmented Reality and Computer Vision Technical Leads Panel.

Panel Discussion | April 8 | 6:30 p.m. |  UC Berkeley Extension San Francisco

 160 Spear St., San Francisco, CA 94105


Join us on April 8 at 6:30pm on our San Francisco campus and meet with the amazing panelists: Anush Mohan, Director of Computer Vision, Magic Leap; Ali Shaw-Rockney (Shahrokni) - Lead Embedded Software Engineer, Magic Leap; Ashwin Swaminathan - Distinguished Fellow of Computer Vision, Magic Leap; Prateek Singhal - Lead Computer Vision Engineer, Magic Leap; Sheng Huang, Moderator - Head of...   More >

Reporting from the Future: Storytelling in the Digital Age—A Berkeley Journalism School Showcase

Presentation | April 8 | 6:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Presented by the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism

Students at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism have produced award-winning documentaries, photography, and innovative multimedia projects covering every topic from public health to immigration, human rights to politics. Employing still and moving imagery from around the world, dramatic personal narratives, and visual design...   More >

The Threat of Fascism and How to Fight It

Lecture | April 8 | 7:15-9:15 p.m. | 101 Moffitt Undergraduate Library

 Christoph Vandrier, Sozialistiche Gleichheitspartei

 International Youth and Students for Social Equality (UC Berkeley RSO) ASUC sponsored

Speaker: Christoph Vandreier, German Trotskyist, prominent leader of the fight against fascism and author of "Why Are They Back: Historical Falsification, Political Conspiracy and the Return of Fascism in Germany."

Tuesday, April 9, 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 >

Ode to Mitochondria

Seminar | April 9 | Barrows Hall, Radio Broadcast, ON-AIR ONLY, 90.7 FM

 Lisa Treidel, PhD candidate, Department of Integrative Biology; Ashley Smiley, Department of Integrative Biology

 KALX 90.7 FM

Tune in for another episode of The Graduates as we speak with Lisa Treidel about her work studying the energetics of wing polymorphic crickets. Lisa is a PhD candidate in the Department of Integrative Biology studying life-history strategies, nutrient acquisition, and metabolism. In the interview, Lisa talks about her love for mitochondria, her interest in studying individual variation, and how...   More >

Lisa in front of the Bay Bridge

Innovations for Youth (i4Y) Child Marriage and Youth Empowerment Workshop: Engaging Men and Boys in Preventing Child Marriage: Bridging Research and Practice

Workshop | April 9 | 9 a.m.-2 p.m. | Barrows Hall, 8th Floor Social Science Matrix Conference Room

 Margaret Greene, CEO, Greeneworks; Giovanna Lauro, VP of Programs and Research, Promundo

 Esther Spindler, Director, SSTAR Rakai Project; Diana Wu, Senior Gender Program Advisor, CARE

 Innovations for Youth (i4Y)

Please join us on Tuesday, April 9th from 9-2pm for the i4Y Child Marriage and Youth Empowerment workshop: Engaging Men & Boys in Preventing Child Marriage: Bridging Research and Practice. We will be addressing ways to bridge the gap between university research and practice around the role of masculinity and the need to engage men in the global efforts to end child marriage. The half-day workshop...   More >

  RSVP by calling Elle Ford at 702-635-7080, or by emailing Elle Ford at elleford@berkeley.edu

April Open Berkeley Site Builder Training

Workshop | April 9 | 9:30-11:30 a.m. | 104A Banway Building

 2111 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94720

 Information Services and Technology (IST)

Open Berkeley Site Builder Training sessions cover the fundamentals of the Open Berkeley turnkey website solution.

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!

UCOP Virtual Career Series: Careers with UC

Workshop | April 9 | 10-11 a.m. |  Virtual

 Cal Alumni Association, University of California Office of the President

Learn more about the hiring process at UC, including advice on the hiring process, what it’s like to work at UC, and how you can put your best foot forward as a candidate.

Phosphine Organocatalysis

Seminar | April 9 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Ohyun Kwon, Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology, UCLA

 College of Chemistry

Soft nucleophilic phosphinocatalysis has been known since the 1960s as a result of the pioneering work of Horner, Price, Rauhut, Currier, and Morita. In the 1990s, Trost and Lu made important discoveries, reporting isomerization, umpolung addition, and [3+2] cycloaddition. Nonetheless, it was not until the 2000s that the area of phosphinocatalysis began to flourish. My group, through careful...   More >

Study Abroad Infosession

Information Session | April 9 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | Soda Hall, 430 Wozniak Lounge

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Come learn about general study abroad information including financial aid questions. Plus, learn how you could have classes count for your EECS/CS major or minor! And...snacks! 🌮🌯😍   More >

Seminar 217, Risk Management: No Seminar

Seminar | April 9 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall | Canceled

 No seminar

 Consortium for Data Analytics in Risk

Europe’s "Refugee Crisis" and the Colonial Archive or Is Art Universal?

Lecture | April 9 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Fatima El-Tayeb

 Institute of European Studies, The Pacific Regional Office of the German Historical Institute Washington

Using the case study of the "Multaqa" project, which brought refugees from Iraq and Syria to the museums of Berlin exhibiting ancient art from these countries, Fatima El-Tayeb’s talk explores the connections between Europe’s colonial legacy, rising global inequality and the "universal museum" as a model of Enlightenment (and as exemplified in the controversial Humboldt Forum).

Fatima El-Tayeb...   More >

Student Faculty Macro Lunch - "A Trade Model of the Banking Sector"

Presentation | April 9 | 12-1 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Marc Dordal Carreras, 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.

  RSVP by emailing jgmendoza@berkeley.edu by April 5.

Plants and People Lunchtime Lectures: Evolution and domestication of the pre-Columbian crop plant Bomarea edulis

Lecture | April 9 | 12-1 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

As a part of our "Year of Ethnobotany" celebrations, the Garden will be hosting monthly lunch time lectures featuring the research of UC Berkeley graduate students, post-docs, and faculty.

In April, join Carrie Tribble, NSF Graduate Research Fellow and PhD Candidate in Integrative Biology for a the evolution and domestication of the pre-Columbian crop plant Bomarea edulis.

Free with Garden Admission

  Register online or by calling 510-664-7606

GUH Lecture: Showing is Knowing: The Curator as Designer & Scholar

Lecture | April 9 | 12-1 p.m. | 106 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

Join us for this exciting public discussion on the curator as designer and scholar with former Getty Research Institute curator, Wim de Witt, and Assistant Curator of Asian Art at the Cantor Arts Center, Padma Maitland. This event is part of 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.

Conversation on Parks, Conservation, and Your Career

Special Event | April 9 | 1-2 p.m. | 139 Mulford Hall

 Jon Jarvis, Executive Director, Institute for Parks, People, and Biodiversity; Patrick Gonzalez, Principal Climate Change Specialist, National Park Service; Sarah Allen, Science Program Leader, National Park Service

 California Outdoor Engagement Coalition

The Institute for Parks, People, and Biodiversity is excited to announce an opportunity for students to join Jon Jarvis, Sarah Allen, and Patrick Gonzalez for a monthly one hour event where they can ask questions and seek advice about the National Park Service, climate change, careers, conservation, and much more. Students can learn more and RSVP here. Space is limited, you must RSVP to attend...   More >

  RSVP online or or by emailing Rhonie Roggers at rhoniedee1993@berkeley.edu by April 8.

Microsoft Excel PivotTables and PivotCharts: Betec009

Workshop | April 9 | 1:30-4 p.m. | 28 University Hall

 Keith Samsell

 Human Resources

"This course details the process by which large data sets are organized, formatted, summarized, and interactively manipulated using Tables, PivotTables, and PivotCharts.

Learning Objectives

* Convert data ranges into Tables to organize and analyze values using single and multi-field sorts, filters, and totals.
* Create Structured Reference Calculations using formulas and functions within...   More >

Steven Brint on Two Cheers for Higher Education

Seminar | April 9 | 2-3:15 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Room 250

 Steven Brint

 Center for Studies in Higher Education

Join us for a seminar and presentation on Steven Brint's latest book, "Two Cheers for Higher Education".

Seminar 221, Industrial Organization: ​"Behavioral models of limited consideration: identification and estimation"

Seminar | April 9 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Levon Barseghayan, Cornell University

 Department of Economics

Joint with P&E seminar

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


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.

Undergraduate Research Workshop

Workshop | April 9 | 3:30-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, 430 Wozniak Lounge

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Come and learn about undergraduate research in CS and EE. What is it? Why is it important? How do you find a research opportunity?

Professor Pieter Abbeel will be speaking 3:30-4:10pm
Followed by a panel of current undergraduate researchers 4:10-5pm

3-Manifold Seminar: Seiberg-Witten Invariants and Hyperbolic Manifolds (continued)

Seminar | April 9 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

 Yue Zhang, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

We’ll introduce some preliminaries such as Hodge theory and spin structure for Seiberg-Witten invariants on 4-manifolds. Then a nice nonlinear PDE on the spin bundle of 4-manifolds will give rise to a moduli space related to Seiberg-Witten invariants. We will also discuss some related results of hyperbolic manifolds.

Student Harmonic Analysis and PDE Seminar (HADES): Microlocal methods in hyperbolic dynamics

Seminar | April 9 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Semyon Dyatlov, UC Berkeley/MIT

 Department of Mathematics

I will present a microlocal approach to some of the analytical problems in hyperbolic dynamics. Applications include exponential decay of correlations and a definition of Pollicott-Ruelle resonances for hyperbolic systems. The intuition comes from scattering theory, with scattering happening as frequency goes to infinity. Based on joint work with Maciej Zworski.

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: Tropical commutative algebra

Seminar | April 9 | 3:45-4:45 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Diane Maclagan, University of Warwick

 Department of Mathematics

One consequence of the recent push to develop a scheme theory in tropical geometry has been the development of a tropical commutative algebra. This starts with the commutative algebra of semirings, but in order to get a theory that interacts with geometry, we are lead to impose some combinatorial, matroid-theoretic, conditions. I will introduce these ideas, and discuss the current state of our...   More >

Objects of Special Note(s): Constructions of Containment, Writers and Readers by Late Roman Ivory Writing Tablets

Lecture | April 9 | 4-5 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 Professor Ann Kuttner, University of Pennsylvania

 Department of History

Some 200 Late Antique ivory diptychs have survived to this day. The lecture intends to explore the rich visual language of these objects.

Sunlight driven chemistry at water-air interfaces

Seminar | April 9 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Veronica Vaida, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry and Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences, University of Colorado Boulder

 College of Chemistry

Solar radiation is the largest source of energy on both the contemporary and early Earth. An example is discussed involving the robust photochemical mechanism by which α-keto acids, react in aqueous environments to form organic radicals. These organic radicals then drive chemistry leading to larger, more complex lipids. The photochemistry discussed is broadly applicable to all α-keto...   More >

Representation Theory and Mathematical Physics Seminar: Spherical Supervarieties

Seminar | April 9 | 4-5 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Alexander Sherman, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Spherical varieties are algebraic varieties with an action by a reductive group which admit an open Borel orbit. This extra condition on its symmetries connects their study to representation theory, makes tractable their classification, and yet is broad enough to have many rich examples.

We introduce a definition of a spherical supervariety, which is a simple generalization of the classical...   More >

Rules for Wrongdoers: Tanner Lectures on Human Values by Arthur Ripstein

Lecture | April 9 | 4:10-6:15 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room

 Arthur Ripstein, Professor of Law and Philosophy, University of Toronto

 University of California, Berkeley

Arthur Ripstein will present a three day lecture series with commentary by Christopher Kutz, Oona Hathaway, and Jeff McMahan. This event will be held on April 9, 10, & 11, 2019. There will be a seminar and discussion by Professor Ripstein and the commentators on the third day, April 11th. All days' events are free and open to the public. No tickets required.

Arthur Ripstein

Baxter Liberty Initiative: Power and the Politics of Education Reform: Learning from Katrina

Lecture | April 9 | 4:15 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium

 Terry M. Moe, William Bennett Munro Professor of Political Science Senior Fellow, Hoover Institution, Stanford University

 Bruce Fuller, Professor, Graduate School of Education, UC Berkeley

 Department of Political Science, College of Letters & Science

Hurricane Katrina physically destroyed New Orleans' school buildings; in the process, it also lifted constraints of power. Decision makers turned into revolutionaries, creating the most innovative school system in the country.

Professor Terry Moe will share insights from his book and shed light on the city's path from failure to revolution, discussing the role of power shown through this...   More >

 LSEvents@berkeley.edu. Register online

Heavy Metal Bamboo: Making Archaic Bamboo Instruments Modern in Bandung, Indonesia

Lecture | April 9 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Henry Spiller, Professor of Music, UC Davis

 Center for Southeast Asia Studies

This lecture examines how musicians in West Java, Indonesia create localized, alternative modernities by putting old bamboo music technology to new uses. Two Bandung-based groups, Karinding Attack and Galengan Sora Awi, are contrasted - both of which have adapted traditional bamboo folkways and musical styles to localize some modern global values

Henry Spiller

NOTE NEW DATE: Sadia Saeed | Politics of Desecularization: Law and the Minority Question in Pakistan

Lecture | April 9 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room) | Note change in date

 Sadia Saeed, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Department of Sociology, University of San Francisco

 Munis D. Faruqui, Director, Institute for South Asia Studies; Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies; Associate Professor, South & South East Asian Studies

 Institute for South Asia Studies, The Berkeley Pakistan Initiative, Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion

Talk by Sociologist Sadia Saeed on her new book that examines how the contentious relationship between Islam, nationalism, and rights of religious minorities has been debated and institutionalized in colonial India and Pakistan.

Speaker Bio
Sadia Saeed is an Assistant Professor of Sociology at the...   More >

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: The Priddy Koszul complex and resolution of the residue field of a local ring

Seminar | April 9 | 5-6 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 David Eisenbud, MSRI, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Last week Mike Stillman spoke about recent investigations of Koszul algebras. I'll give some more general background on resolutions of the residue field of a local ring, and talk about work of Conca and others on bounds for the syzygies of a Koszul ring.

Dimitri Gutas | The Qur'an of the Elite: Avicenna's "Isharat" and the Development of Paraphilosophy as "Islamic" Philosophy

Lecture | April 9 | 5-7 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Dimitri Gutas, Yale University

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Near Eastern Studies

Avicenna's Isharat constitutes a turning point in the history of philosophy in Islam. It was at one point labeled as "the Qur'an of the elite," and Avicenna himself was dubbed as "the seal of the philosophers." The significance of these developments and the contents of the Isharat are analyzed in an effort to understand the direction which scientific thought took after Avicenna toward the...   More >

The Economic and Political Impact of Migration in Romania

Lecture | April 9 | 5:15-6:45 p.m. | 270 Stephens Hall

 Gabriel Badescu, Professor, Faculty of Political Science and Public Administration, Babes-Bolyai University

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

Eastern Europe has the largest population loss in modern history and emigration is one of the main reasons behind the decline. Romania suffered one of the most severe population declines, with a 10 per cent loss in the fifteen years to 2007- the year in which Romania joined the EU.
I will discuss Romania’s case in a comparative perspective and analyze the likely outcomes of migration on short...   More >

Terra Infirma: Critical Studies of Land and Housing

Meeting | April 9 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | 370 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

TUE, APR 9, 5:30pm. Join the conversation on housing and land rights with colleagues and invited guests! Coordinated by Laura Belik, PhD Architecture &amp; Robert Stahl, PhD Anthropology.

First Generation Graduate School Panel

Panel Discussion | April 9 | 6-7:30 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 what it takes to get into grad school from various graduate programs and current first generation graduate students. This panel is targeting first generation students; however, everyone is welcome

Trap Door: In Conversation with Miss Major and CeCe McDonald

Panel Discussion | April 9 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Multicultural Community Center (Room 220)

 KERBY LYNCH, PhD Student at Berkeley; Eric Stanley, Assistant Professor at Berkeley; CeCe Mcdonald, Abolitionist; Miss Major, Trans Elder

 Townsend Center for the Humanities

When: April 9, 2019
Time: 6:00pm-7:30pm
Where: Multicultural Community Center at UC Berkeley
(2495 Bancroft Way, Suite #220 Berkeley, California 94720)
*ADA Accessible

*RSVP at tinyurl.com/trapdoor2019

Join us for a conversation on the anthology "Trap Door: Trans Cultural Production and the Politics of Visibility" (MIT 2017)!

This conversation is a follow up from the 2018...   More >

Edith Heath: Design is a System of Values

Lecture | April 9 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Wurster Hall, Wurster Gallery, Room 121

 Rosa Novak

 Environmental Design Archives

Join us for our final Gallery Talk of the academic year with Oakland artist and researcher Rosa Novak!

Tuesday, April 9, 2019
Wurster Gallery, Room 121

6:30 to 7pm - Light Refreshments
7 to 8pm - Lecture

Free to UC Berkeley Students, Staff, Faculty, and Friends of the EDA

Suggested $10 donation for those outside UC Berkeley

Environmental Design Archives Gallery Talk - Edit Heath: Design is a System of Values

Lecture | April 9 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Wurster Hall, Room 112

 Human Resources

Novak an Oakland artist and scholar working with local clay and sustainable practices in ceramics, will be exploring the lesser-known work of Edith Heath, situate her practice within a historical context, and critique traditional narratives of mid-century ceramic history.

Journalism, Silicon Valley and the Rise of "Little" Brother: with pioneering tech journalist John Markoff and investigative journalist Lowell Bergman

Panel Discussion | April 9 | 6:30-8 p.m. |  Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center

 Graduate School of Journalism, Taube Philanthropies

You are cordially invited to join us for a very special evening featuring pioneering tech journalist John Markoff— formerly of the New York Times, who famously won a spying case against Hewlett-Packard — in conversation with award-winning investigative journalist Lowell Bergman, whose investigation of the high-powered tobacco industry was dramatized in the Academy Award-nominated film “The...   More >

  RSVP online

2019 Taubman Lectures: The Navel of the Dream: Freud's Jewish Languages

Lecture | April 9 | 7-9 p.m. |  Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)

 Professor Naomi Seidman, University of Toronto

 The Herman P. and Sophia Tuabman Chair in Jewish Studies, The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

The 2019 Taubman Lectures: April 9, 11, and 16:
These lectures explore the role of Jewish languages in Freud's writings and in the reception and translation of psychoanalysis. Were Hebrew and Yiddish translations a minor episode in the dispersion of psychoanalysis, or do they have a special place in this history, as the "lost originals" of Freud's German writings?

  RSVP online

UC Jazz Ensemble Spring Concert

Performing Arts - Music | April 9 | 8-10 p.m. |  Freight & Salvage


 Public Affairs

This event will bring students, alumni, and community members
together for a night of live jazz performed by UC Jazz’s three most advanced ensembles. The combos will perform a broad and exciting sampling of various jazz styles, including classic material from the 1960s and 1970s, swing, latin, and contemporary, with much focus on improvisation and group

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Performing Arts - Dance | April 9 | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

The revered Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater—which first visited Cal Performances over 50 years ago in 1968—returns to Berkeley for its annual residency. The company’s program spans the full range of African American experience, from Jawole Willa Jo Zollar’s Shelter, which explores the plight of the homeless, to artistic director Robert Battle’s joyful jazz tribute, Ella. The residency also...   More >

$38-145 (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

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater performs Tuesday, April 9 through Sunday, April 14, 2019 in Zellerbach Hall.