<< Week of April 07 >>

Wednesday, April 10, 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 >

Innovation in Agrifood Supply Chains: Finance, Profitability, and Sustainability

Workshop | April 10 – 11, 2019 every day | 8 a.m.-8 p.m. |  Energy Biosciences Building

 International and Executive Programs (IEP), Solidaridad North America

Recognizing the importance of innovation in agrifood supply chains, UC Berkeley, in collaboration with Solidaridad North America, has designed a comprehensive two-day training workshop which will examine the social, economic, and environmental aspects of agrifood supply chains and their potential for innovation.

  Register online

Class Pass Forum

Social Event | April 10 | 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. |  (AC Transit Bus on) Dwinelle Plaza

 Easy Pass AC Transit, UC Berkeley Parking & Transportation Department

Engage with AC Transit System and play Transit Trivia, Plinko, Raffle Wheel, and win cool prizes! Sign a “thank you” banner and take some selfies at the photo station while you’re there too.

Local Color: Observing Place Through Color: A Two-Day Watercolor Workshop with Mimi Robinson

Workshop | April 10 – 11, 2019 every day | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Have you ever noticed that each place has its own distinct set of colors? This two-day watercolor workshop explores the colors that make up The UC Botanical Garden. Through classroom and garden we will develop color palettes that reflect this remarkable place. Learn and refine your color mixing skills, and how “limited palettes” can create a wide range of subtle color.

$175, $160 members

  Register online

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!

German and U.S. Second World War Soldiers’ Cemeteries in Italy - Cultural Perspectives

Lecture | April 10 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Birgit Urmson, Art Historian

 Institute of European Studies

Styles of soldiers’ commemoration reveal national self-images. In this talk, Dr. Birgit Urmson analyzes US WWII military cemeteries in Italy and their German counterparts as art-historical artifacts. Their aesthetics, together with results of archival research, reveal a self-assured US united in values, projecting victory and Pax Americana,
while a struggling Germany searches for its democratic...   More >

Birgit Urmson

Noon Concert: University Baroque Ensemble

Performing Arts - Music | April 10 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

Christine Brandes, director

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 Wednesdays and Fridays, each concert begins promptly at 12:15 and ends by 1pm.

Certificate Program in Data Science and Professional Program in Data Analysis Online Information Session

Information Session | April 10 | 12-12:30 p.m. |  Online

 Sean Butcher, LL.B., M.B.A.

 UC Berkeley Extension

Gain the skills to collect, process, analyze and interpret data to create actionable insights. Learn how to leverage machine learning, statistics, data mining and big data to develop new strategies that support decision making in a variety of fields.

  Make reservations online

Improving Photosynthetic Efficiency for Improved Crop Yield

Seminar | April 10 | 12-1 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Donald Ort, University of Illinois

 Bioengineering (BioE)

Feeding the world’s current population already requires 15% of the total net primary productivity of the globe’s land area and that will need to increase to 25% in order to meet the projected increase in agricultural demand this century. This near doubling of food production will have to be accomplished on globally declining acreage and during a time in which there will be ever increasing demand...   More >

Townsend Center's Berkeley Book Chat: Looking for Law in all the Wrong Places: Marianne Constable, Leti Volpp, and Bryan Wagner, eds

Lecture | April 10 | 12-1 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall

 Townsend Center for the Humanities, Center for Race and Gender

For many, the right place to look for law is in constitutions, statutes, and judicial opinions. This book looks for law in the “wrong places” — in the realms of language, text, image, culture, and other sites in which no formal law appears.

MVZ LUNCH SEMINAR - Gabrielle Nevitt: Avian Olfaction: The Road Less Travelled

Seminar | April 10 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 VLSB, Grinnell-Miller Library

 Gabrielle Nevitt

 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 >

Latency and Structural Organization in Brain Computational Models

Seminar | April 10 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 560 Evans Hall

 Pamela Douglas, UCLA

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

To bridge theory and experiment, we must test brain computational models that operate with neurobiologically plausible subcomponents, explain brain activity measurements, perform complex cognitive tasks, and generalize to new ones. In computational neuroscience, the observation that archetypal neuronal circuits exist in repeated motifs throughout the brain, gave rise to an important class of...   More >

Gallery Talk: Matthew Coleman on Hans Hofmann

Tour/Open House | April 10 | 12 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

In this exhibition walk-through, BAMPFA Curatorial Assistant Matthew Coleman will trace motifs in Hofmann’s work from his early studio days to his later, large-scale abstract paintings.

Environment and Sustainability EXPO

Career Fair | April 10 | 12-3 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, West Pauley Ballroom

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

Come meet employers and alumni from various roles and niches of the Environmental Sector. Some employers and alumni will be actively recruiting for positions, while others will be there to help students learn about the organizations and what they do within the field. This event is appropriate for students who are job/internship seeking (bring your resumes!) and also those who may just be starting...   More >

Plant and Microbial Biology Seminar: "On the mechanism of light-induced psbA translation in chloroplasts"

Seminar | April 10 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall

 Alice Barkan, University of Oregon

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

Alice Barkan is a professor at the University of Oregon under the Institute of Molecular Biology. She is interested in post-transcriptional control of gene expression in the chloroplast and RNA/protein interactions. Research in the Barkan lab is directed at understanding how the genetic machineries in the chloroplast and nucleus communicate to produce a chloroplast that is responsive to...   More >

Hoarding: How to Help a Loved One (BEUHS183)

Workshop | April 10 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

 Kathleen Crombie, M.A. M.Ed, In Order to…Organize; Diana Gleghorn, MFT, In Order to…Organize

 Elder Care Program

Therapists and Professional Organizers from “In Order To...Organize” based in Oakland, CA and Chicago, IL will share techniques, resources and ways to care for yourself when faced with trying to help a loved one struggling with hoarding issues. Learn how to focus on the person and less on the “stuff” while supporting the loved one to accept help in the face of a complex challenge; understand...   More >

Beyond Accuracy: Interpersonal, Emotional, and Physiological Reactions to Deception

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

 Leanne ten Brinke, Assistant Professor, University of Denver

 Institute of Personality and Social Research

For 60 years, the study of human lie detection has explicitly asked people, “Is that person lying or telling the truth?” in an attempt to quantify whether and to what extent people can accurately determine credibility. The result of these efforts is the dismal conclusion that people are poor lie detectors. In a meta-analysis, Bond and DePaulo (2006) reported an average accuracy of 54%. Our...   More >

Doomed Interventions: The Failure of Global Responses to AIDS in Africa

Colloquium | April 10 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Kim Yi Dionne, Assistant Professor, Political Science, University of California, Riverside

 Center for African Studies

Kim Yi Dionne is an assistant professor of political science at UC Riverside. She is also an editor of The Monkey Cage, a blog on politics and political science at The Washington Post and on the executive committee of #WomenAlsoKnowStuff, an initiative to promote the scholarship of women political scientists. Her research focuses on African politics, particularly interventions to improve the...   More >

Palestine Trek Report Back

Panel Discussion | April 10 | 12:45-2 p.m. | 240 Boalt Hall, School of Law

 Palestine Trek

ome learn abut the first-hand experiences of your colleagues that traveled to Israel/Palestine over Spring Break!

The mission of Pal Trek is to enrich the perspectives of the next generation of legal, business, political, and civil society leaders and advocates in the U.S.

Lunch will be served while supplies last.

Harmonic Analysis Seminar: On multilinear oscillatory integral operator inequalities

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

 Michael Christ, UCB

 Department of Mathematics

The title refers to inequalities of the form $\int _{[0,1]^d} \prod _{j=1}^d f_j(x_j) \,e^{i\lambda \psi (x)}\,dx = O(|\lambda |^{-\gamma } \prod _j \|f_j\|_{L^{p_j}})$ for large $\lambda \in {\mathbb R}$. Here $\psi :{\mathbb R}^d\to {\mathbb R}$ is a smooth phase function, and the exponent γ depends on ψ and on the exponents $p_j$. These inequalities are well understood in the...   More >

Topology Seminar (Introductory Talk): Virtual homological eigenvalues of surface automorphisms (Part I)

Seminar | April 10 | 2-3 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Yi Liu, BICMR, Peking University

 Department of Mathematics

Given a pseudo-Anosov mapping class of a closed orientable surface, there exists a finite cover of the surface to which the mapping class lifts, such that the induced action on the first homology has at least one eigenvalue lying outside of the unit circle. In this talk, I will review some background related to the above result, and its relations with twisted Reidemeister torsion and Fried's cone...   More >

Deformation Theory Seminar: Curved deformations and generators in DG categories

Seminar | April 10 | 2:30-3:50 p.m. | Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, Baker Room

 German Stefanich, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

We will review the theory of curved deformations, based largely on a recent paper by Blanc-Katzarkov-Pandit and earlier work of Preygel. (Mind that the Hill shuttle is not running this Wednesday!)

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

Bigeodesics in first and last passage percolation

Seminar | April 10 | 3-4 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Christopher Hoffman, University of Washington

 Department of Statistics

First and last passage percolation are statistical physics models of
random growth. These models are widely believed to belong to the
Kardar-Parisi-Zhang universality class. I will define these two models
and talk about what it means to be in this universality class. A
longstanding question about these models is whether they have
bi-infinite geodesics. This question is of interest to...   More >

Weekly Coffee Break

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

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

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

BIDS Data Science Lecture: Do as eye do: efficient content-adaptive processing and storage of large fluorescence images

Lecture | April 10 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 190 Doe Library

 Bevan Cheeseman, Applied Mathematician, Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology

 Berkeley Institute for Data Science

Modern microscopes create a data deluge with gigabytes of data generated each second, and terabytes per day. Storing and processing this data is a severe bottleneck, not fully alleviated by data compression. We argue th

The Third Murder

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

It looks at first like an open-and-shut case: a factory owner has been murdered and an employee, Misumi (a brilliantly enigmatic Koji Yakusho), has confessed to the crime. But when a defense lawyer tries to establish Misumi’s motive, he wanders into a web of uncertainties that are not just factual, but existential. “People hardly understand members of their own family, let alone strangers,” says...   More >

Marijuana Legalization as Frontier Capitalism

Lecture | April 10 | 3:30-5 p.m. | Barrows Hall, 820/Social Science Matrix

 Dr. Erica Lagalisse, Postdoctoral Fellow, London School of Economics

 Michael Polson, Ciriacy-Wantrup Postdoctoral Fellow, UC Berkeley

 Cannabis Research Center, Berkeley Center for Social Medicine, UCB/UCSF Program in Medical Anthropology

Erica Lagalisse’s ongoing multi-sited ethnographic research of both medical(ized) and black-market marijuana production, distribution and consumption suggests that the legalization of marijuana functions as a form of frontier capitalism. Traditional producers are not granted rights to the marijuana strains and products they have developed; their appropriation by elites constitutes a form of...   More >

  RSVP by emailing Michael Polson at mpolson@berkeley.edu by April 10.

Number Theory Seminar: Distribution of Farey fractions

Seminar | April 10 | 3:40-4:40 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Jeffrey C. Lagarias, University of Michigan

 Department of Mathematics

The Farey fractions of level $n$ are the set of rationals in $[0,1]$ in lowest terms having denominator at most $n$. It is known that a measure of equally weighted point masses (of total mass 1) on the points of the Farey sequence $F_n$ converges to the uniform distribution on $[0,1]$ as $n$ goes to infinity. The Riemann hypothesis is equivalent to suitably fast rates of convergence (to zero) of...   More >

Renewable Estimation and Incremental Inference in Generalized Linear Models with Streaming Data

Seminar | April 10 | 4-5 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Peter Song, University of Michigan

 Department of Statistics

I will present a new statistical paradigm for the analysis of streaming data based on renewable estimation and incremental inference in the context of generalized linear models. Our proposed renewable estimation enables us to sequentially update the maximum likelihood estimation and inference with current data and summary statistics of historic data, but with no use of any historic raw data...   More >

Just Compost: Pathways to Social Equity and Community Engagement through Soil-carbon Sequestration

Lecture | April 10 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Morgan Hall, Morgan Lounge

 Berkeley Food Institute, Center for Diversified Farming Systems

Janaki Jagannath will discuss the link between social equity and compost production in the most impacted regions of the state, including pathways to community engagement in disadvantaged communities and soil-carbon sequestration in the era of climate change.

EECS Colloquium: Just In Time Electronics

Colloquium | April 10 | 4-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, 306, HP Auditorium

 Jonathan Bachrach, Creative Director, JITX ; Adjunct Assistant Professor, EECS, U.C. Berkeley

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Low-cost fully automated manufacturing is bringing about a new industrial revolution. Bespoke objects can be built with costs approaching volume production. But while we can manufacture bespoke objects at scale, we still cannot design them at scale. Design is now the bottleneck. Automating design will make design more accessible and produce better than human results and combined with unit...   More >

GSAC Seminar: Plan B: Taking the Carbon out of Fossil Fuels with Catalytic Reactive Separation

Colloquium | April 10 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall

 Eric McFarland, Professor, UC Santa Barbara

 Department of Chemical Engineering

There is no evidence that significant reductions in the carbon dioxide emissions associated with power generation will be cost effectively achieved using current commercial alternatives to abundant and inexpensive fossil fuels. The lowest cost process for producing hydrogen and/or dispatchable electricity without CO2 emissions in the U.S. utilizes pyrolysis of abundant, low-cost, natural gas. The...   More >

Topology Seminar (Main Talk): Virtual homological eigenvalues of surface automorphisms (Part II)

Seminar | April 10 | 4-5 p.m. | 3 Evans Hall

 Yi Liu, BICMR, Peking University

 Department of Mathematics

Given a mapping class of a closed orientable surface, we look at any lift of the mapping class to any finite cover of the surface. An eigenvalue of the induced homological action of the lift will be called a virtual homological eigenvalue. How much about the mapping class can we learn through virtual homological eigenvalues? In this talk, I will discuss some results related to this question. In...   More >

Representation Theory and Mathematical Physics Seminar: New action-angle variables on coadjoint orbits

Seminar | April 10 | 4-5 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Yanpeng Lie, University of Geneva

 Department of Mathematics

The problem of constructing global action-angle variables on coadjoint orbits of compact Lie groups is one of the interesting questions in the theory of integrable systems. A fundamental contribution was made by Guillemin-Sternberg who constructed the Gelfand-Zeitlin integrable systems on coadjoint orbits of the groups \(SU(n)\) and \(SO(n)\). Recently, toric degeneration techniques allowed for...   More >

Seminar 237/281: 291 Departmental Seminar (Joint with Macro/International Trade 237/281) - "Public Debt and Low Interest Rates"

Seminar | April 10 | 4-6 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Olivier Blanchard, Professor Emeritus of Economics, MIT

 Department of Economics

TBA

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

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

Lecture | April 10 | 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.

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 >

Community Meal

Social Event | April 10 | 6-7:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Hillel

 2736 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Berkeley Food Institute, Berkeley Hillel, UC Berkeley Food Pantry, Challah for Hunger, ASUC Office of Justin Greenwald

Join your campus community on April 10th from 6:00-7:30 PM for a FREE, delicious, shared meal! All you need is to bring your Cal ID and be ready to eat.

This meal is centered around bridging different campus communities, sharing conversations about our food experiences, and gaining access to food-security resources. The meal course will take place from 6:00-6:45 PM. From...   More >

System Change, Not Climate Change: A Panel on Fossil Fuel Divestment and the Future of Energy

Panel Discussion | April 10 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Eshleman Hall, ASUC Senate Chambers

 David Romps, Professor, Earth and Planetary Science; Elizabeth Deakin, Professor, City and Regional Planning; Ishana Ratan, Environmental Activist, Sunrise; Anna Whitney, ASUC Senator

 Fossil Free Cal

Join Fossil Free Cal for an interdisciplinary discussion about how we can address the climate crisis in a way that is effective and recognizes the systemic causes and inequities in our current fossil-fueled energy system. Learn from and ask questions of experts in climate science, policy, activism, and environmental justice about the implications of climate change, concrete steps we can take to...   More >

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.

ARCHITECTURE LECTURE: Caroline O’Donnell

Lecture | April 10 | 6:30-8 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

WED, APR 10, 6:30pm. Join us for a talk with the Director of the M.Arch program at Cornell University about dynamic architecture and recent work from her practice CODA. Sponsored by the Joan Draper Architectural Research Endowment. Open to all!

Hale County This Morning, This Evening

Film - Feature | April 10 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

“I already had my troubles for today, so I can’t worry about tomorrow,” states Daniel, one of the protagonists in award-winning photographer RaMell Ross’s inspired and intimate portrait of a place and its people. Set in an African American community in rural Alabama where the director moved to coach basketball in 2009, the film captures small, but nevertheless precious, moments in black...   More >

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Performing Arts - Dance | April 10 | 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.

Linda Bouchard with Kyle Bruckmann (Oboe/English horn) and Jacob Felix Heule (percussion)

Performing Arts - Music | April 10 | 8-10 p.m. |  McEnerney Hall (1750 Arch St.)

 Center for New Music and Audio Technologies (CNMAT)

One composer. Two improvisers. The players face in opposite directions, each one viewing a projection of a unique graphical score generated in response to the other’s playing.

$10 General, $5 Students and seniors

Thursday, April 11, 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 >

Innovation in Agrifood Supply Chains: Finance, Profitability, and Sustainability

Workshop | April 10 – 11, 2019 every day | 8 a.m.-8 p.m. |  Energy Biosciences Building

 International and Executive Programs (IEP), Solidaridad North America

Recognizing the importance of innovation in agrifood supply chains, UC Berkeley, in collaboration with Solidaridad North America, has designed a comprehensive two-day training workshop which will examine the social, economic, and environmental aspects of agrifood supply chains and their potential for innovation.

  Register online

People Management in a Union Environment: BPM102

Workshop | April 11 | 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 24 University Hall

 Elise Magno; Joyce Harlan

 Human Resources

The content addresses how to manage represented employees within the constraints of the laws and the labor contracts.

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!

Local Color: Observing Place Through Color: A Two-Day Watercolor Workshop with Mimi Robinson

Workshop | April 10 – 11, 2019 every day | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Have you ever noticed that each place has its own distinct set of colors? This two-day watercolor workshop explores the colors that make up The UC Botanical Garden. Through classroom and garden we will develop color palettes that reflect this remarkable place. Learn and refine your color mixing skills, and how “limited palettes” can create a wide range of subtle color.

$175, $160 members

  Register online

Cisco Infosession: Tech Talk and Q&A Panel

Panel Discussion | April 11 | 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. | 380 Soda Hall

 CS KICKSTART

Don’t miss the opportunity to meet with Cisco representatives at the Collaboration Engineering Event! Be sure to come join us for Tech Talk with our Collaboration Team and Panel Discussion with Q&A including Lunch! We’ll have members from our Engineering organizations, searching for the best and brightest talent for various technical roles alike.

Econ 235, Financial Economics Seminar: No Seminar

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

 Department of Economics

Joint with Haas Finance Seminar

Oliver E. Williamson Seminar: Experience of Communal Conflicts and Inter-group Lending

Seminar | April 11 | 12-1:30 p.m. | C325 Haas School of Business

 Ray Fisman, Boston University

 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 >

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.

Organic Design: A Dream like a Dream and Ago with Stan Lai and Sandra Woodall

Lecture | April 11 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Osher Theater

 Sandra Woodall; Stan Lai

 Arts + Design

Stan Lai and Sandra Woodall will hold a lively conversation about “organic design” and how that plays out in the upcoming play being created at Berkeley, Ago.

Sandra Woodall is a visual artist and scenic and costume designer. Ms. Woodall has contributed scenic and costume designs to American Conservatory Theatre, Eureka Theatre, Magic Theater, San Francisco Ballet, Frankfurt Ballet, Stuttgart...   More >

Organic Design: A Dream Like a Dream and Ago with Stan Lai and Sandra Woodall

Presentation | April 11 | 12 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Playwright/director Stan Lai (cocurator of this lecture series) and visual artist/designer Sandra Woodall will engage in a lively conversation about the idea of organic design and how it plays out in Lai’s A Dream Like a Dream and in Ago, an upcoming play being created at Berkeley.

Sandra Woodall has contributed scenic and costume designs to American Conservatory Theatre, Eureka Theatre, Magic...   More >

Seminar 271, Development, Joint with OEW: Experience of Communal Conflicts and Inter-group Lending

Seminar | April 11 | 12-1:30 p.m. | C330 Haas School of Business

 Ray Fisman, Boston University

 Department of Economics

*Please note change in time/location seminar due to joint event.

Cool Campus Festival

Social Event | April 11 | 12-3 p.m. |  Campanile Esplanade

 Cool Campus Challenge

Join your fellow Golden Bears on the Campanile Esplanade to celebrate the Cool Campus Challenge! Come celebrate with sustainable booths, fun activities, music, and a MANGONADA FOOD TRUCK!!

Tripodi Lecture on Research Methodologies: The Afterlife of Incarceration

Lecture | April 11 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Haviland Hall, Haviland Commons

 Dr. Reuben Jonathan Miller, University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration

 Social Welfare, School of

Dr. Miller will spend some time on methods, specifically the practice of ethnographic research, the debates on positionality and reflexivity and what we can learn by getting close to our work. He will draw from his field notes to make a case for proximity and to demonstrate his case methodologically and analytically. More specifically, Dr. Miller will discuss what it means to bring oneself into...   More >

Identifying Unhealthy Relationships (BEUHS061)

Workshop | April 11 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club

 Dr. Natalie Jones, PsyD

 Employee Assistance Program

In this workshop, Dr. Jones will discuss narcissistic personality disorder, as well as traits which are common in toxic individuals. Her discussion will include red flags that individuals should pay attention to while dating or in a relationship, and address indicators of a toxic, manipulative, and dangerous relationship with another person. Attendees will be provided a checklist which they can...   More >

New Funding Opportunity for Climate Mitigation Projects: Seeking ideas for off-campus projects that reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions or sequester carbon

Workshop | April 11 | 1-2:30 p.m. | Haas School of Business, Gerson Bakar Building-F320-Koret Classroom

 Barbara Haya, PhD, Research Fellow, California Institute for Energy and Environment

 Kira Stoll, Director of Sustainability, UC Berkeley, Office of Sustainability

 University of California Office of the President

As a part of UC’s Carbon Neutrality Initiative, UC is soliciting fundable ideas from the UC community for projects that reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions or remove GHGs from the atmosphere.

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

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

Graduate Student Introduction to Data Science Pedagogy

Workshop | April 11 | 2-3:30 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, Academic Innovation Studio, 117 Dwinelle Hall

 Data Sciences

Instruction for graduate students about using the data science teaching tools such as developing Jupyter notebooks for classes and teaching on a cloud based JupyterHub. Examples of how to support data science teaching in all types of classes. No previous experience necessary, all disciplines encouraged.

ESPM Seminar Series, Spring 2019

Seminar | April 11 | 3:30 p.m. | 132 Mulford Hall

 Kathryn DeMaster

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

Kathryn DeMaster, Assistant Professor in ESPM, will present: "Revisiting the 'Land Question': Emerging US Farmland Transitions for Small and Mid-sized Farms." Hosted by Rachel Morello-Frosch. Meet the speaker and enjoy refreshments after the talk in 139 Mulford Hall.

Staging Justice

Lecture | April 11 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 691 Barrows Hall

 Center for Race and Gender

Deniz Göktürk
Associate Professor, German

Leti Volpp
Robert D. and Leslie Kay Raven Professor of Law in Access to Justice at the UC Berkeley School of Law, Director of Center for Race and Gender

Exhibit Opening: "Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here"

Reading - Literary | April 11 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

The Center for Middle Eastern Studies is hosting a selection of pieces from "Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here" through the end of the semester. Join us for the Opening of the exhibit, where curator and co-editor of the anthology of the same title, Beau Beausoleil will speak about this project. He will be accompanied by a selection of readings from the 2012 anthology "Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts...   More >

How to Do Ethnography When You Dislike Your Research Subjects? Fieldwork Within Right-Wing Groups in Italy

Colloquium | April 11 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 2538 Channing (Inst. for the Study of Societal Issues), Wildavsky Conference Room

 Martina Avanza, Senior Lecturer, Political Sociology, University of Lausanne, Switzerland

 Center for Ethnographic Research, Center for Right-Wing Studies

Ethnography does not seem to be suited for situations in which the ethnographer dislikes the group she or he studies. Some fieldworkers even think that ethnography without empathy is almost impossible to achieve. That is why scholars tend to do ethnography of left-wing or subaltern group mobilizations and to study the right from a distance, with an etic perspective.

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

Lecture | April 11 | 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.

Mathematics Department Colloquium: Integer points on affine cubic surfaces

Colloquium | April 11 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Peter Sarnak, Princeton and IAS

 Department of Mathematics

A cubic polynomial equation in four or more variables tends to have many integer solutions, while one in two variables has a limited number of such solutions.There is a body of work establishing results along these lines. On the other hand very little is known in the critical case of three variables. For special such cubics, which we call Markoff type surfaces, a theory can be developed. We will...   More >

Buddhist Contemplation and Higher Education: Researching and Adapting Contemplation in Modern Universities

Lecture | April 11 | 5-7 p.m. |  Goldman Theater, Brower Center

 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 David Germano, University of Virginia

 Center for Buddhist Studies

Buddhist contemplation has a long history with complex educational institutions, namely Buddhist monasteries all across Asia. In recent decades, there has been a surge of interest in the American academy in such practices, including scientific research on their efficacy and mechanism, possible adaptation for new pedagogical approaches in the classroom, and inspiration for fresh perspectives on...   More >

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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Assignment China: Tiananmen Square: A Film Screening and Panel Discussion

Panel Discussion | April 11 | 5-7:30 p.m. | North Gate Hall, Logan Multimedia Center (Room 142) | Note change in location

 Graduate School of Journalism, Center for Chinese Studies (CCS), Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS)

Thirty years ago this spring, China faced a dramatic turning point in its modern history – the Tiananmen Square protests for political reform, and the military crackdown that crushed it. It was a watershed moment not only for China but in the history of the international media, redefining the relationship between the press, public opinion, and foreign policy making, and continuing to influence...   More >

Over Sixty in the Sixties: The Older Generation and Youth Protest in West Germany

Lecture | April 11 | 5-6 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Christina von Hodenberg, Director at German Historical Institute, London

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

Recent works on the German and European sixties are all about youth. Educated middle-class students, artists and bohemians face off against equally educated professors, intellectuals and politicians. The ‘establishment’ of the aged and middle-aged population is a barely sketched-out backdrop to a story that unfolds from the perspective of young activists.

Christina von Hodenberg

Kabul, City in the Wind

Film - Feature | April 11 | 5:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

The deep-seated effects of decades of conflict in Afghanistan are memorably revealed through the lives of three Kabul residents in Aboozar Amini’s mesmerizing observational documentary. In this deeply personal and resonant film, the resilience of Abas, a sensitive bus driver whose meager livelihood is jeopardized when his vehicle breaks down, is juxtaposed with the situation of two young...   More >

Women at the Supreme Court

Panel Discussion | April 11 | 6-8:30 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, 295 Simon Hall, Warren Room

 Law, Boalt School of

Join us for a fascinating discussion with a panel of leading women litigators who have made more than 50 appearances combined before the United States Supreme Court. Cohosted by the Berkeley Judicial Institute and the Civil Justice Research Initiative.

Women at the Supreme Court

Panel Discussion | April 11 | 6-8:30 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, 295, Warren Room

 Erin Murphy, Kirkland & Ellis LLP; Beth Brinkmann, Covington & Burling LLP; Ginger Anders, Munger Tolles & Olson LLP

Justice Leondra Kruger, California Supreme Court

 Berkeley Judicial Institute

This is a special program at Berkeley Law featuring women with significant Supreme Court practices. Join us for a fascinating panel of leading women litigators before the Court, followed by a reception. The panel will take place from 6-7:30, and the reception from 7:30-8:30.

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

Lecture | April 11 | 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?

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East Bay Science Cafe - Earthquake Mythbusters

Presentation | April 11 | 7-8:30 p.m. |  Cafe Leila

 1724 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley, CA 94702

 Dr. Jennifer Strauss, UC Berkeley Seismological Lab

 Science@Cal

Doors at 6:00 PM, Talk at 7:00 PM

Get an overview on earthquake hazards in the Bay Area, some cool science the Berkeley Seismological Lab is working on to help increase knowledge and safety, and bust some common myths about earthquakes and preparedness. Also find out the latest news about the status of Shake Alert, the earthquake early warning system now being rolled out on the West...   More >

ShakeAlert- Earthquake warning system

First Night Nerves

Film - Feature | April 11 | 8 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Festival favorite Stanley Kwan is one of cinema’s great directors of women, and his deliriously entertaining new film offers an almost entirely female cast. When transgender playwright An hires two feuding actresses to star in her latest work, she has little idea of the battles for center stage that will ensue. Starring Cantopop queen Sammi Cheng as Xiuling and Gigi Leung as the younger and...   More >

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

Performing Arts - Dance | April 11 | 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

Charles Mills Gayley lecture with Dorothy Hale

Lecture | April 11 | 8-10 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, 315, Maude Fife room

 Dorothy Hale, Professor, Berkeley English

 Department of English

Professor Dorothy Hale will be delivering this year's Charles Mills Gayley Lecture on Thursday, April 11th at 8pm. Please join us in the Maude Fife room (315 Wheeler) for her talk entitled "'It is the otherness that is the challenge': J.M. Coetzee and Novelistic Ethics” with a reception following in the English Department Lounge (330 Wheeler Hall).