<< Week of April 21 >>

Sunday, April 21, 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 >

Berkeley Earth Day + Wild and Scenic Film Fest

Social Event | April 21 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. |  David Brower Center

 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA

 Compassionate Living

Berkeley Earth Day features dozens of vendors sharing their delicious sustainable foods, eco-friendly products, and epic activism. Hear educational and earth-friendly talks from experts, activists, enjoy delicious sustainable food, and more. Additionally, Berkeley Earth Day is excited to host the Wild & Scenic Film Fest: one of the nation’s premier environmental and adventure film festivals...   More >

Gill Tract Community Farm Earth Day Festival

Special Event | April 21 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Gill Tract Community Farm

 1050 San Pablo Ave, Albany, CA 94706

 Sogorea Te Land Trust, UC Gill Tract Community Farm

The UC Gill Tract Community Farm will host its 5th annual Earth Day Celebration. It’s theme is “Nurturing Our Future Together: Using Food to Build Community.”

Activities include:
10:00-12:00: planting, harvesting and working on the farm;
12:00 noon: non-denominational spiritual ceremony to honor our Mother Earth;
12:00-1:30: Lunch of soup and salad made with fresh farm...   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!

Berkeley Earth Day

Holiday | April 21 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. |  David Brower Center

 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 David Brower Center

Berkeley Earth Day brings the Bay Area environmental community together to celebrate our vision for a sustainable future. Get inspired and connect with eco-minded comrades and learn how you can further reduce your impact on the planet and have fun doing it! This event features dozens of vendors sharing their eco-friendly products and epic activism. Hear educational and inspirational talks from...   More >

The Edge of Democracy

Film - Documentary | April 21 | 12:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

“Our democracy was founded on forgetting,” states filmmaker Petra Costa, an ever-present narrator guiding us through Brazil’s political history, one that has been rife with an incredible amount of controversy. Examining her native country’s democracy from when it began in 1985, focusing on Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva and Dilma Rousseff’s careers, Costa interweaves the personal and political to show...   More >

Unity Day

Performing Arts - Other | April 21 | 1 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Unity is an Oakland-based zine press and skateboarding project founded by Jeffrey Cheung and Gabriel Ramirez to create space and visibility for queer and trans skaters, and to offer community print resources. Come hang out with the Unity family and celebrate the Unity spirit with a day of zine making and free printing on the Art Lab Risograph, custom skateboard painting, fabric marker patch...   More >

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

Trash Bash: Campus Cleanup

Social Event | April 21 | 3-5 p.m. |  Memorial Glade

 Epsilon Eta UC Berkeley

Help clean up our campus after our national holiday and learn about proper trash sorting! In teams of 4, compete to pick up the highest volume of trash within an hour. Winners will win a kit of reusable utensils! All materials will be provided, including snacks!

Wild and Scenic Film Festival: as Part of Berkeley Earth Day

Film - Series | April 21 | 3-5 p.m. |  David Brower Center

 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 David Brower Center, Compassionate Living, Citizens Climate Lobby, The Downtown Berkeley Association

This year’s Earth Day celebration at The David Brower Center will include two sessions of the Wild and Scenic Film Festival. Information on the films, panel and tickets can be found at www.berkeleyearthday.org/film-fest.
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“Land, Sea and Sky” Activist and Adventure Films
Sunday, April 21, 3 -5 PM

“Solutions to the Climate Crisis” Films and Panel
Monday April 22, Earth Day 6:00-9:30 PM....   More >

The Chambermaid

Film - Feature | April 21 | 3:15 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Twenty-four-year-old Evelia cleans rooms at an upscale Mexico City hotel while taking advantage of its adult education program in her off hours. Though introverted and task-focused, she is drawn into the lives of several guests and coworkers, trading duties with Minitoy, an outgoing and ribald woman, and shyly flirting through the glass with a handsome window washer. Set entirely within the...   More >

Tech Policy Panel

Panel Discussion | April 21 | 4-6 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building

 Cal Alumni Student Association (CASA), PCS at Berkeley

The Cal Alumni Student Association cordially invites you to our joint Tech Policy Panel with Political Computer Science at UC Berkeley. This panel is intended to reflect the various intersections that tech and policy have in our current world for current UC Berkeley students. Light snacks and refreshments will be provided.

 Alumni registration required.,  Student registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tech-policy-panel-tickets-57382103416

  Register online or or by emailing Rachna Mandalam at rmandalam@berkeley.edu

The Load

Film - Feature | April 21 | 6 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Though rarely spoken of, the unseen contents of a plain white cargo van are at the center of Ognjen Glavonić’s tense and moving political drama about moral responsibility during times of war and conflict. Leon Lučev plays Vlada, a driver for hire for the Serbian government, transporting a vehicle from Kosovo to Belgrade. His journey takes him into unexpected territory, both physical and...   More >

Florianopolis Dream

Film - Feature | April 21 | 8:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

A beach holiday turns into a wry romantic roundelay as an Argentinian couple and their kids are taken under the wing of a randy and vivacious Brazilian man who offers them his family’s home to rent. As the two different broods come to know one another, partaking of local karaoke, bodysurfing, and seaside walks, a variety of dalliances and separations arise. Deftly juggling characters of different...   More >

Monday, April 22, 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 >

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!

Lanthanide-based Nanomaterials: An Expanding Toolbox for Bioimaging and Photonic Applications

Seminar | April 22 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 177 Stanley Hall

 Xiaogang Liu, University of Singapore

 Bioengineering (BioE)

Lanthanide-doped nanoparticles exhibit unique luminescent properties, including a large Stokes shift, a sharp bandwidth of emission, high resistance to optical blinking, and photobleaching. Uniquely, they can also convert long-wavelength stimulation into short-wavelength emission. These attributes offer the opportunity to develop alternative luminescent labels to organic fluorophores and quantum...   More >

Pocket Doctors: Disease Diagnosis with Mobile Phones

Seminar | April 22 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 489 Minor Hall

 Daniel Fletcher, Bioengineering & Biophysics, UC Berkeley; Biological Systems & Engineering, LBNL Department Chair, Purnendu Chatterjee Chair in Engineering Biological Systems, Bioengineering

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Light microscopy remains a central tool for disease diagnosis. Direct imaging of diseased tissues as well as quantification of pathogens in blood, sputum, and stool can enable rapid screening and diagnosis of multiple diseases. However, microscopy traditionally requires advanced equipment and skilled users not available outside of well-equipped laboratories and hospitals. In recent years, mobile...   More >

The Schwarz Alternating Method for Concurrent Multiscale in Finite Deformation Solid Mechanics

Lecture | April 22 | 12-1 p.m. | 502 Davis Hall

 Dr. Alejandro Mota, Sandia National Laboratories, Livermore CA

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

Science, Poetry and Cultural Resistance in Early Modern Portugal

Lecture | April 22 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Luís Miguel Carolino

 Institute of European Studies, Portuguese Studies Program

In Renaissance Europe, cosmological poetry was often perceived as a privileged means to discuss the constitution of heaven, its structure and the interrelations of its parts. Nevertheless, the Portuguese case presents what seems to be a particularity in the European context. The Aristotelian philosophical tradition was put into question all over Renaissance Europe, but in Portugal the first sharp...   More >

Luís Miguel Carolino

STROBE Seminar Series: Project Management for Scientists: Operation and Monitoring

Seminar | April 22 | 12-1 p.m. | 403 Latimer Hall

 Drs. Nico Hernández Charpak and Ellen Keister

 College of Chemistry

Please join us on Monday for a STROBE Seminar hosted by CU Boulder! Lunch and/or snacks provided 30 minutes before the seminar begins.

Combinatorics Seminar: Real-rooted h*-polynomials

Seminar | April 22 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Katharina Jochemko, KTH and Simons Institute

 Department of Mathematics

The Ehrhart polynomial counts the number of lattice points in integer dilates of a lattice polytope. The h*-polynomial encodes the Ehrhart polynomial in a particular basis. In this talk we give an introduction to the method of interlacing polynomials which is a powerful tool to prove that a polynomial has only real roots and present applications to h*-polynomials of zonotopes and dilated lattice...   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.

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 >

Introduction to Differential GNSS: GPS and Realtime Correction signals

Workshop | April 22 | 2-4 p.m. | 110 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Nicholas Tripcevich, Lab Manager, Archaeological Research Facility, UC Berkeley

 Archaeological Research Facility

Learn Terrasync, Range Finder, post-processing, and realtime correction

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

Trimble Geo7x

Seminar 211, Economic History: Forced Migration and Human Capital: Evidence from Post-WWII Population Transfers

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

 Pauline Grosjean, University of New South Wales

 Department of Economics

Seminar 231, Public Finance: “Family Policies and the Dynamics of Gender Inequality”

Seminar | April 22 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Camille Landais, LSE

 Robert D. Burch Center for Tax Policy and Public Finance

joint with Henrik Kleven, Johanna Posch, Andreas Steinhauer & Josef Zweimuller

String-Math Seminar: Mathematical hints of 3-d mirror symmetry

Seminar | April 22 | 2-3 p.m. | 402 LeConte Hall

 Ben Webster, Perimeter Institute and University of Waterloo

 Department of Mathematics

3 dimensional \(N=4\) supersymmetric quantum field theories have two distinguished topological twists, called Higgs and Coulomb (though we periodically get confused about which is which). These two twists manifest very interesting mathematical objects in Lie theory and algebraic geometry, which don't seem to obviously be related, except through this bridge in QFT. I'll do my best to explain what...   More >

UC Berkeley's Annual Sustainability Summit

Special Event | April 22 | 3-5 p.m. | Haas School of Business, Spieker Forum, Chou Hall

 Chancellor's Advisory Committee on Sustainability

Please join us at UC Berkeley's 16th Annual Chancellor's Advisory Committee on Sustainability's Summit. This year's summit is a call to action to reduce our carbon footprint here and in the world and engage in the Cool Campus Challenge!

Arithmetic Geometry and Number Theory RTG Seminar: F-isocrystals with logarithmic decay, slope filtrations, and monodromy

Seminar | April 22 | 3-5 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Joe Kramer Miller, UC Irvine

 Department of Mathematics

Wan conjectured that the variation of zeta functions along towers of curves associated to the $p$-adic etale cohomology of a fibration of smooth proper ordinary varieties should satisfy several stabilizing properties. The most basic of these conjectures state that the genera of the curves in these towers grow in a regular way. We state and prove a generalization of this conjecture, which applies...   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.

Differential Geometry Seminar: Classification of Nahm Pole Solutions to the KW Equations on $S^1\times \Sigma \times \mathbb R^+$

Seminar | April 22 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Siqi He, Simons Center for Geometry and Physics (Stony Brook)

 Department of Mathematics

We will discuss Witten’s gauge theory approach to Jones polynomial by counting solutions to the Kapustin-Witten(KW) equations with singular boundary conditions over 4-manifolds. We will give a classification of solutions to the KW equations on $S^1\times\Sigma\times \mathbb R^+$ with $\Sigma$ a Riemann surface. We prove that all solutions to the KW equations over $S^1\times\Sigma\times...   More >

Documenting contact and change in Siberian multilingual contexts

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

 Lenore Grenoble, University of Chicago

 Department of Linguistics

Multiple indigenous languages in Eurasia are undergoing change and loss as speakers shift to Russian. The language ecologies of the Sakha Republic (Yakutia) provide an excellent testing ground for hypotheses about the causes and effects of contact-induced language change. The Sakha language (Turkic) is spoken by a (slim) majority of residents of the Republic, with an estimated 500,000 speakers;...   More >

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

Child and Family Service Agencies Career Fair

Career Fair | April 22 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 116 Haviland Hall

 Jill Duerr Berrick

 Social Welfare, School of

IB Finishing Talk: A new window into the structure of forests during the rise of angiosperms

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

 Dori Contreras, UCB (Looy Lab)

 Department of Integrative Biology

Cynthia A. Chan Memorial Lecture: “Structure, assembly and reaction chemistry of DNA replisome””

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

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 >

Tarski Lecture: A formal proof of the Kepler conjecture

Lecture | April 22 | 4-5 p.m. | 4 LeConte Hall

 Thomas Hales, University of Pittsburgh

 Department of Mathematics

The Kepler Conjecture asserts that no packing of congruent balls in three-dimensional Euclidean space can have density greater than that of the face-centered cubic packing. This talk will describe the history and proof of the conjecture, including early attempts to reduce the problem to a finite calculation, controversy surrounding claimed proofs, the announcement of a proof by Sam Ferguson and...   More >

Aren’t “Gifted” and “Talented” the Same Thing?: Moving from Gifted Education to Talent Development

Colloquium | April 22 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Berkeley Way West, Room 1215 (2121 Berkeley Way, Berkeley, CA 94720)

 Frank C. Worrell, Graduate School of Education, University of California, Berkeley

 Graduate School of Education

The concept of a free appropriate public education (FAPE) is typically applied to students with disabilities, but every student is entitled to a FAPE, including those at the upper end of the achievement distribution. Viewing giftedness as the outcome of a talent development process rather than the manifestation of a trait, I review the major conceptualizations in gifted education.

Joint Oliver E. Williamson Seminar/Development Seminar:"The Allocation of Authority in Organizations: A Field Experiment with Bureaucrats, Oriana Bandiera, Michael Carlos Best, Adnan Khan, and Andrea Prat"

Seminar | April 22 | 4-5:30 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 >

Analysis and PDE Seminar: The nonlinear stability of the Schwarzschild family of black holes

Seminar | April 22 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Martin Taylor, Princeton University

 Department of Mathematics

I will present a theorem on the full finite codimension asymptotic stability of the Schwarzschild family of black holes. The proof employs a double null gauge, is expressed entirely in physical space, and utilises the analysis of Dafermos–Holzegel–Rodnianski on the linear stability of the Schwarzschild family. This is joint work with M. Dafermos, G. Holzegel and I. Rodnianski.

Seminar 208, Microeconomic Theory: Moderate Expected Utility

Seminar | April 22 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Paulo Natenzon, Washington University in St. Louis

 Department of Economics

Berkeley Distinguished Lectures in Data Science: Microsoft Azure and Microsoft Research: Advancing Cloud Computing Together

Lecture | April 22 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 190 Doe Library

 Mark Russinovich, Microsoft Azure

 Data Sciences

Microsoft Azure is rapidly evolving, which offers rich opportunities for collaborations with Microsoft Research to explore improvements to cloud performance, cost, security, scale and reliability. In this talk, Microsoft Azure Chief Technical officer Mark Russinovich provides an overview of Azure’s datacenter design and infrastructure software architecture, covering compute, networking and...   More >

Berkeley Distinguished Lectures in Data Science: Microsoft Azure and Microsoft Research: advancing cloud computing together

Lecture | April 22 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 190 Doe Library

 Mark Russinovich, Chief Technical Officer (CTO), Microsoft Azure

 Berkeley Institute for Data Science

Microsoft Azure is rapidly evolving, which offers rich opportunities for collaborations with Microsoft Research to explore improvements to cloud performance, cost, security, scale and reliability. In this talk, ...   More >

Grit - Film Screening and Discussion

Film - Documentary | April 22 | 4:30-8 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, 315, Maude Fife Room

 Sasha Friedlander, Filmmaker; Michael Manga, Garniss H. Curtis Endowed Department Chair and Professor of Earth and Planetary Science, UC Berkeley; Sylvia Tiwon, Associate Professor of South & Southeast Asian Studies, UC Berkeley; Max Rudolph, Assistant Professor of Earth and Planetary Sciences, UC Davis; Coen Pontoh, Editor, IndoProgress

 Nancy Lee Peluso, Henry J. Vaux Distinguished Professor of Forest Policy, UC Berkeley

 Center for Southeast Asia Studies

In 2006, during drilling operations by the Lapindo company in East Java, Indonesia, a mud volcano erupted from underground, rapidly submerging 16 villages and displacing 60,000 people. Shot over six years, this startling film looks at the disaster’s aftermath, and follows the local community as it confronts the drilling company and the Indonesian government.

 This event is free and open to the public.

EE - A Closer Look - Panel with EECS Faculty

Information Session | April 22 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

In between pursuing EE or CS?

Join us for a EECS Faculty panel to learn about why you might want to pursue electrical engineering, what types of problems you would solve, and the opportunities after graduation.

Food will be provided!

Our Panelists:

Professor Jeff Bokor - Nanomagnetics, graphene electronics, nano-electromechanical systems

Professor Gireeja Ranade - Control,...   More >

GUH Lecture: “Contested City: Art, Activism, and Urban Renewal”

Lecture | April 22 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | 170 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

Artist, activist and urbanist Gabrielle Bendiner-Viani will speak about her five years of work with community members and urban planning students at a 14-square-block area in lower Manhattan that remained vacant for many years after being cleared for...   More >

Tuesday, April 23, 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 >

New Zealand Mud Snails

Seminar | April 23 | 9-9:30 a.m. | Barrows Hall, Radio broadcast, ON-AIR ONLY, 90.7 FM

 Emily King, PhD Candidate, Department of Integrative Biology; Andrew Saintsing, PhD Student, Department of Integrative Biology

 KALX 90.7 FM

Tune in to The Graduates this Tuesday for an interview with Emily King from the Department of Integrative Biology at UC Berkeley. Emily is a PhD candidate whose research is focused on the New Zealand mud snail.

Emily King

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!

Seminar 217, Risk Management: CANCELLED

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

 No seminar

 Consortium for Data Analytics in Risk

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 >

Indian Ocean Art Histories - Goa; Bombay; Kochi: The 2019 Judith Stronach Travel Seminar Symposium

Conference/Symposium | April 23 | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. | 308A Doe Library

 Sugata Ray, Associate Professor, History of Art Department

 Institute for South Asia Studies, South Asia Art Initiative, Department of History of Art

The 2019 Judith Stronach Travel Seminar focused on the Indian Ocean, the third largest water body and the world’s oldest cultural continuum that has facilitated the mobility of people, objects, and ideas over millennia. Students in the seminar mapped the ways in which such oceanic networks also shaped the global history of art from the early modern period to the contemporary by focusing on three...   More >

GUH Lecture: Environmental Design Public Scholarship & Publishing

Lecture | April 23 | 12-1 p.m. | 106 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

Join us for another invigorating public discussion with Nancy Levinson, Editor of Places Journal, who will be talking about public scholarship and publishing in environmental design fields. This event is part of the Spring 2019 course ARCH 271...   More >

Certificate Program in College Admissions and Career Planning Online Information Session

Information Session | April 23 | 12-12:30 p.m. |  Online

 Sigrid Mueller, M.A., UC Berkeley Extension, program director

 UC Berkeley Extension

Instructors and staff present information about directing others in their quest for higher education and career fulfillment. Learn about career opportunities, curriculum requirements and specific course content for both programs.

  Register online

Institutions of Eminence: India’s Tryst with World University Rankings

Presentation | April 23 | 12-1 p.m. | Evans Hall, CSHE Conference Room, 768

 Center for Studies in Higher Education

Indian higher education system is one of the largest and fastest-growing in the world. However, despite the rapid growth in the number of institutions and enrollments, Indian universities have been generally missing from the top 200 positions in the global rankings of universities. Notwithstanding the flaws and narrow focus of the ranking methodologies, they do influence the ministries all over...   More >

Student Faculty Macro Lunch - "The Slope of the Phillips Curve: Evidence from US States"

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

 Emi Nakamura, Professor of Economics

 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.

Beachhead or Refugium? The Rise and Dilemma of Germany’s Far-Right Intellectual Counterculture

Lecture | April 23 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Eliah Bures

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

Today’s intellectual far right loves rebellion. In calculated acts of public provocation, radical conservative writers and thinkers present themselves as outsiders and nonconformists, bravely breaking the taboos of a "politically correct" mainstream culture. It is not for nothing that one of the premier publications of the German “New Right” is called Sezession and carries as its motto the Latin...   More >

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

Fireside Chat with Associate Justice Goodwin Liu

Lecture | April 23 | 12:15-1:30 p.m. | 295 Boalt Hall, School of Law

 Goodwin Liu, Associate Justice, Supreme Court of California

 UC Berkeley School of Law

Tuesday, April 23, 2019
Fireside Chat with Associate Justice Goodwin Liu

* Fireside Chat with Associate Justice Goodwin Liu
12:15pm to 1:30pm at Warren room 295
RSVP by 4/16 for a complimentary lunch: Fireside Chat with Associate Justice Goodwin Liu

* Jefferson Memorial Lecture
State Courts and School Desegregation: New Perspectives on Judicial Federalism and the Myth of Parity

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.

Softball vs. Nevada

Sport - Intercollegiate - Baseball/Softball | April 23 | 1 p.m. |  Levine-Fricke Field

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Softball hosts Nevada at Levine-Fricke Field.

Seminar 218, Psychology and Economics: Narratives, Imperatives, and Moral Reasoning

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

 Roland Benabou, Princeton University

 Department of Economics

Link to Draft

ABSTRACT: We study the production and circulation of arguments justifying actions on the basis of morality. By downplaying externalities, exculpatory narratives allow people to maintain a positive image while acting selfishly. Conversely, responsibilizing narratives raise...   More >

Seminar 237/281: Macro/International Seminar - "An Equilibrium Model of the International Price System"

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

Signature Initiatives Town Hall Meeting

Panel Discussion | April 23 | 3-4:30 p.m. |  Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center

 Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research

We cordially invite you to attend our upcoming town hall meetings to discuss the exciting, interdisciplinary Signature Initiatives that emerged from the campus’ Strategic Planning effort.

At the town hall meetings, we’ll have opportunity to hear about the first five initiatives from the working group leaders and to engage in a moderated Q&A session. On April 23rd, come hear about the following...   More >

Butterfly Walk

Tour/Open House | April 23 | 3-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join Sally Levinson, Garden volunteer propagator, docent and 'caterpillar lady', as she guides you through the Botanical Garden in search of butterflies. Children welcome.

Pre-registration is now required

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  Register online

Fiery Skippers photo by Sarab Seth

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.

De-Ontologising Andean Landscapes: Some Reflections from Qaqachaka Marka

Lecture | April 23 | 3-6 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Denise Y. Arnold; Juan de Dios Yapita Moya

 Archaeological Research Facility

This workshop explores fundamental differences in understanding landscapes between ourselves in the West and an ayllu community in Southern Bolivia. There the stark absence of ideas about being, presence and absence is striking, yet the “ontological turn” in Anthropology has not questioned such absences. Our point of departure is the philosophical corpus of François Jullien, which explores...   More >

Softball vs. Nevada

Sport - Intercollegiate - Baseball/Softball | April 23 | 3:30 p.m. |  Levine-Fricke Field

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Softball hosts Nevada at Levine-Fricke Field.

Student Harmonic Analysis and PDE Seminar (HADES): Weak-strong uniqueness for multiphase mean curvature flow

Seminar | April 23 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Tim Laux, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Multiphase mean curvature flow has, due to its importance in materials science, received a lot of attention over the last decades. On the one hand, there is substantial recent progress in the construction of weak solutions. On the other hand, strong solutions are—in particular in the planar case of networks—very well understood.

In this talk, after giving an overview of the topic, I will...   More >

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: Felix Klein, Galois Theory, and the Icosahedron

Seminar | April 23 | 3:45-4:45 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Jeremy Gray, University of Warwick

 Department of Mathematics

Why do we have the version of Galois theory that we do – why, indeed, do we have Galois theory at all? This talk traces conflicting 19th-century visions of what it would be to solve, or better to understand, polynomial equations and finds the forgotten role of Felix Klein in promoting Galois's ideas in Germany and America.

How to Arrest and Transport Biological Nano-Objects at the Quantum Level: Nanovalving of Individual Viruses and Macromolecules in Liquids

Seminar | April 23 | 4-5 p.m. | 3110 Etcheverry Hall

 Professor Dimos Poulikakos, Director, Laboratory of Thermodynamics in Emerging Technologies; Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering, ETH Zurich

 Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME)

Abstract: The ability to controllably manipulate biological and synthetic nanoscopic species in liquids at the ultimate single object resolution (biological quantum level), is important to many fields such as biology, medicine, physics, chemistry and nanoengineering. Among the most significant barriers in the current state of the art that need to be overcome, are the necessity for intense fields...   More >

Physical Chemistry Seminar

Seminar | April 23 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall | Canceled

 Dominika Zgid, Department of Chemistry, University of Michigan

 College of Chemistry

State Courts and School Desegregation: New Perspectives on Judicial Federalism and the Myth of Parity: Jefferson Memorial Lecture featuring Associate Justice Goodwin Liu

Lecture | April 23 | 4:10 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium

 Goodwin Liu, Associate Justice, California Supreme Court

 Graduate Division

Associate Justice Goodwin Liu will present the Jefferson lecture on Tuesday, April 23, 2019. The lecture, entitled "State Courts and School Desegregation: New Perspectives on Judicial Federalism and the Myth of Parity," will be held in the Chevron Auditorium of International House and is free and open to the public. No tickets are required.

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: Indecomposable rank two bundles on Pn

Seminar | April 23 | 5-6 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Mengyuan Zhang, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

This is a background talk on problems about indecomposable rank two bundles on Pn. We pay special attention to those that are limits of split bundles.

After the Death of Nature: Carolyn Merchant and the Future of Human-Nature Relations

Lecture | April 23 | 5:30-7 p.m. |  University Press Books

 2430 Bancroft way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Carolyn Merchant

 College of Natural Resources

Join us for a book release event celebrating “After the Death of Nature”, by ESPM Professor Carolyn Merchant, edited by Ken Worthy, Elizabeth Allison, and Whitney Bauman. Contributors of the book will read brief passages and be available for signing.

20th Annual Masonek Global Careers Dinner

Special Event | April 23 | 5:30-8:30 p.m. |  Alumni House

 Elizabeth Stanners and Heidi Yu, UC Berkeley Career Center

 Career Center

The 20th Annual Harvey Masonek Global Careers Symposium Dinner is a unique opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students who share a common interest in international careers and affairs to connect with professionals in this space.

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.

Was es alles gibt: A German Cabaret

Performing Arts - Theater | April 23 – 24, 2019 every day | 7-8 p.m. | B-4 Dwinelle Hall

 Department of German

The UC Berkeley students of German once again present a (mostly) humorous mixture of poetry, skits, and music in their annual cabaret program with texts by Robert Gernhardt, Ernst Jandl, Karl Valentin, Friedrich Hölderlin and many others. A poetic and playful celebration of the German language.

Baseball vs. Men's Baseball vs. Sac State

Sport - Intercollegiate - Baseball/Softball | April 23 | 7 p.m. |  Evans Field

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Baseball hosts Men's Baseball vs. Sac State at Evans Diamond.