<< Week of April 21 >>

Sunday, April 21, 2019

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

Monday, April 22, 2019

Oliver E. Williamson Seminar

Seminar | April 22 | 12-1:30 p.m. | C325 Haas School of Business

 Oriana Bandiera, LSE

 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 >

PERL Seminar: “Taxation Toward Representation: Effects of Tax Collection and Public Goods Provision on Democratic Accountability”

Seminar | April 22 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Benjamin Krause, UC Berkeley- ARE

 BCEP

Political Economy Research Lunch:PERL is an opportunity for PhD students to present work in progress and receive valuable feedback from faculty and peers.

Seminar 211, Economic History: Topic Forthcoming

Seminar | April 22 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Pauline Grosjean, University of New South Wales

 Department of Economics

Probabilistic Operator Algebra Seminar: Matrix-valued measures in perturbation theory

Seminar | April 22 | 2-4 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

 Constanze Liaw, University of Delaware and CASPER at Baylor University

 Department of Mathematics

The Aronszajn-Donoghue theorem provides a good understanding of the subtle theory of rank one perturbations. One of their statements consists of the mutual singularity of the singular parts of the spectral measures under rank one perturbations. For higher rank perturbations, simple examples show that the singular parts can behave more complicatedly. Nonetheless, a 'vector' version of the mutual...   More >

Maps and More: Earth Day 3019: Mapping Climate Fiction

Tour/Open House | April 22 | 3-5 p.m. | 50 McCone Hall

 Library

Maps and More is a map themed show-and-tell held at the Earth Sciences and Map Library.

Lenore Grenoble

Colloquium | April 22 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Lenore Grenoble, University of Chicago

 Department of Linguistics

Emotion-related impulsivity: Outcomes and Potential Mechanisms

Colloquium | April 22 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 1104 Berkeley Way West

 Sheri Johnson, Psychology

 Department of Psychology

Design Field Notes: Bill Leddy

Lecture | April 22 | 4-5 p.m. | 220 Jacobs Hall

 Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation

A founding Principal of LEDDY MAYTUM STACY Architects in San Francisco, William Leddy, FAIA, believes that architecture has an important role to play in leading our communities toward a just, carbon-neutral future for all.

For 30 years Leddy has been a national leader in the design of regenerative architecture that celebrates our place in the natural world. His firm has received over 150...   More >

Seminar 271, Development, Joint with OEW: Topic Forthcoming

Seminar | April 22 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Oriana Bandiera, London School of Economics

 Department of Economics

Joint with OEW

Cynthia A. Chan Memorial Lecture: “Structural assembly and reaction chemistry of DNA replication”

Lecture | April 22 | 4-5 p.m. |  Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center

 Wei Yang, National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases

 College of Chemistry

IB Finishing Talk: Title to be announced

Seminar | April 22 | 4-5 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Dori Contreras, UCB (Looy Lab)

 Department of Integrative Biology

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Precise Chemical, Physical, and Electronic Nanoscale Contacts

Seminar | April 23 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Paul Weiss, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, UCLA

 College of Chemistry

The simultaneous chemical, physical, electronic, and mechanical connections that materials make to one another and to the outside world are critical. Just as the properties and applications of conventional semiconductor devices depend on these contacts, so do nanomaterials, many nanoscale measurements, and devices of the future. We discuss the important roles that these contacts can play in...   More >

Seminar 217, Risk Management:

Seminar | April 23 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Speakers: Ayako Yasuda, UC Davis

 Consortium for Data Analytics in Risk

Student Faculty Macro Lunch - Title Forthcoming

Presentation | April 23 | 12-1 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Claire Montialoux, Staff Economist, Institute for Research for Labor and Employment

 Clausen Center

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

  RSVP by emailing jgmendoza@berkeley.edu by April 19.

Fundamentals of Retirement Income Planning (BEUHS369)

Workshop | April 23 | 12:10-2:10 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club

 Laura Crymble, Fidelity

 Be Well at Work - Work/Life

Introduction to key concepts, considerations, and resources for determining when you are ready to retire.

  Enroll online

Mindfulness Meditation Group

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

 Tang Center (University Health Services)

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

Seminar 237/281: Macro/International Seminar - "Topic Forthcoming"

Seminar | April 23 | 2-4 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Dmitry Mukhin, Postdoctoral Associate, Yale University Department of Economics

 Department of Economics

TBA

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

Seminar 218, Psychology and Economics: Title TBA

Seminar | April 23 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Roland Benabou, Princeton University

 Department of Economics

Librarian Office Hours at the SPH DREAM Office

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

 Debbie Jan

 Library

Drop by during office hours if you need help with your literature reviews; setting up searches in PubMed, Embase, and other databases; using EndNote, RefWorks, or other citation management software; finding statistics or data; and answering any other questions you may have.

Seminar 221, Industrial Organization: ​"Topic Forthcoming"

Seminar | April 23 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Andre Boik, UC Davis

 Department of Economics

Career Connections: PhDs

Social Event | April 23 | 6-8 p.m. |  Career Center (2440 Bancroft Way)

 Cal Alumni Association, Career Center

Alumni and student networking event.

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Computer Health Matters: User Friendly Workstations (BEUHS400)

Workshop | April 24 | 8:30-9:30 a.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

 Greg Ryan, Ergonomics@Work

 Be Well at Work - Ergonimics

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

  Register online

Creating an Inclusive Work Environment: BPM103

Workshop | April 24 | 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. | 24 University Hall

 Sidalia (Sid) Reel; Angela Stopper

 Human Resources

The content explores the importance of creating inclusive work environments and effective teams. It examines the principles of equity and inclusion, emotional intelligence, and managing a multi-generational workforce.

Keyboards and Mice: Ergonomic Alternatives (BEUHS401)

Workshop | April 24 | 9:45-10:45 a.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

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

 Be Well at Work - Ergonimics

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

  Register online

Plant and Microbial Biology Seminar: "Analysis of NLR immunity signaling across plant species"

Seminar | April 24 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall

 Jane Parker, Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

Jane Parker studies resistance pathway dynamics in plant immunity at the Max Planck Institute in Germany. She is also an associate professor at the Institute of Genetics University of Cologne. Current Projects in the lab are host intracellular pathogen recognition and mobilization of resistance pathways, steering the plant stress hormone network in effector-triggered immunity. and plant immunity...   More >

MVZ LUNCH SEMINAR - Leeann Louis: Tba

Seminar | April 24 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 VLSB, Grinnell-Miller Library

 Leeann Louis

 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 >

Race, Place, and Other Things for the Taking: The Buffalo Soldiers and Allensworth, California

Lecture | April 24 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Jarre Hamilton, Department of Anthropology, UC Berkeley

 Archaeological Research Facility

In 1908, Lieutenant Colonel Allen Allensworth (and chaplain to the 24th infantry regiment of the Buffalo Soldiers) founded the town of Allensworth, California. This talk will discuss the daily, lived experiences of both the civilian population and the enlisted military men who existed in these varying racialized landscapes and the archaeological material culture they have left behind.

Ziad Obermeyer: A Brown Bag Talk: Title TBD

Colloquium | April 24 | 12-1 p.m. | 2232 Piedmont, Seminar Room

 Ziad Obermeyer, Professor, Health Policy Management, UC Berkeley

 Population Science, Department of Demography

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

Noon Concert: Chamber Music

Performing Arts - Music | April 24 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

Students from the music department performing works from the chamber music literature.

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...   More >

Evoking Sympathy for the Muslim Woman Post 9/11

Lecture | April 24 | 12-2 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Evelyn Alsultany, Associate Professor of American Culture, Arab and Muslim American Studies Program Co-Founder and Director, University of Michigan

 Department of Gender and Women's Studies

This talk examines representations of Muslim women in the U.S. news media post-9/11/01, focusing on how Muslim women became sites of public sympathy and moral outrage. It argues that the logics central to the War on Terror are not possible without their accompanying affects, showing how Muslim women are designated as worthy of feeling while Muslim men are not.

International Student Drop-In Career Advising

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

 Career Center

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

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

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

Weekly Coffee Break

Social Event | January 23 – April 24, 2019 every Wednesday | 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 >

“Hormone discovery - new functional molecules and biomarkers for metabolic disease”

Seminar | April 24 | 4-5 p.m. | 114 Morgan Hall

 Katrin Svensson, Stanford University

 Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology

CBE Colloquium

Colloquium | April 24 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall

 Nicholas Burnelli, Professor, Ohio State University

 Department of Chemical Engineering

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 >

Toastmasters on Campus Club: Learn public speaking

Meeting | July 2, 2014 – December 18, 2019 every Wednesday with exceptions | 6:15-7:30 p.m. | 3106 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.

Les Blank Lecture: Susana de Sousa Dias

Lecture | April 24 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Osher Theater

 Susana de Sousa Dias

 Arts Research Center

Les Blank Lecture: Susana de Sousa Dias
Wednesday, April 24, 2019
7:00pm
Berkeley Art Museum Pacific Film Archive

Susana de Sousa Dias is an award-winning Portuguese independent filmmaker.

Susana de Sousa Dias

Thursday, April 25, 2019

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.

Econ 235, Financial Economics Seminar: Topic Forthcoming

Seminar | April 25 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | C330 Haas School of Business

 Paul Tetlock, Columbia Business School

 Department of Economics

Joint with Haas Finance Seminar

The House of the Spirits: A Conversation with Isabel Allende and Caridad Svich, moderated by Michael Moran

Lecture | April 25 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Osher Theater

 Isabel Allende; Caridad Svich; Michael Moran

 Arts + Design

In the final public lecture of the series, author Isabel Allende will be in conversation with Caridad Svich, theater-maker and playwright, about The House of the Spirits in its may iterations: novel, play, and the upcoming staged performance by the Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies, directed by Michael Moran at UC Berkeley’s Zellerbach Playhouse. Michael Moran will...   More >

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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.

IB Seminar: A deep-time perspective of macroecology

Seminar | April 25 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Erin Saupe, University of Oxford

 Department of Integrative Biology

Librarian Office Hours at the SPH DREAM Office

Miscellaneous | February 7 – May 2, 2019 every Thursday with exceptions | 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

ESPM Seminar Series, Spring 2019

Seminar | April 25 | 3:30 p.m. | 132 Mulford Hall

 Kaitlyn Gaynor

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

Distinguished Lecture by a finishing ESPM student, Kaitlyn Gaynor, who will present: "The ecological dynamics of human-wildlife coexistence." Hosted by Justin Brashares. Meet the speaker and enjoy refreshments after the talk in 139 Mulford Hall.

Division of Neurobiology and H. Wills Neuroscience Institute

Seminar | April 25 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

 Michael Higley, Yale University

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Career Series: Preparing for Post Graduation

Panel Discussion | April 25 | 5-6:30 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 from out-going seniors and recent graduates about graduate school application processes and tips for getting a job. 

"Doing" Political Theology Today: Promises and Pitfalls

Lecture | April 25 | 5-7 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 Ruth Marshall, Associate Professor of Religion & Political Science, University of Toronto

 Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion

Lecture details forthcoming.

Ruth Marshall received her DPhil in Politics from Oxford University, and joined both the Department for the Study of Religion and Political Science in 2008, after having spent 8 years living and researching in West Africa. She is the author of Political Spiritualities: The Pentecostal Revolution in Nigeria (U. Chicago Press, 2009) and numerous scholarly...   More >

Doing Politics and Theology Today: Promises and Pitfalls

Seminar | April 25 | 5-7 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 Ruth Marshall, Associate Professor of the Study of Religion and Political Science, University of Toronto

 Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion

Lecture Details Forthcoming

Tanika Sarkar | Intimate Violence - Colonial Lawmaking and Cultural Nationalism in 19th Century India: The Indo-American Community Lecturer at UC Berkeley for 2018

Lecture | April 25 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Tanika Sarkar, historian of modern India

 Institute for South Asia Studies

Lecture by acclaimed historian of women’s histories and social movements in colonial and post-colonial India and Professor of History at Jawaharlal Nehru University, Dr. Tanika Sarkar.

Ruth Marshall Talk

Lecture | April 25 | 5-7 p.m. |  Dwinelle Hall

 Ruth Marshall, Associate Professor of Religion & Political Science, University of Toronto

 Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion

Lecture details forthcoming.

Ruth Marshall received her DPhil in Politics from Oxford University, and joined both the Department for the Study of Religion and Political Science in 2008, after having spent 8 years living and researching in West Africa. She is the author of Political Spiritualities: The Pentecostal Revolution in Nigeria (U. Chicago Press, 2009) and numerous scholarly articles on...   More >