<< Week of April 30 >>

Sunday, April 28, 2019

Overnight Stay Program

Special Event | April 28 |  Alumni House

 Cal Alumni Student Association (CASA)

In it's 27th year, OSP will be larger than ever with 600 students and 200 parents. We believe that this is an important time in the student life cycle and a great way to reach a large number of students and demonstrate the value of the alumni community and CAA.

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!

Softball vs. Arizona

Sport - Intercollegiate - Baseball/Softball | April 28 | 12 p.m. |  Levine-Fricke Field

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Softball hosts Arizona at Levine-Fricke Field.

Baseball vs. Men's Baseball vs. Oregon

Sport - Intercollegiate - Baseball/Softball | April 28 | 1 p.m. |  Evans Field

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Baseball hosts Men's Baseball vs. Oregon at Evans Diamond.

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

Joan Mitchell: Portrait of an Abstract Painter

Film - Documentary | April 28 | 2 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

One of America’s great painters, Joan Mitchell worked continuously from the 1950s until her death in 1992, cultivating an eloquent vocabulary of abstract gesture, color, and light. Her dynamic canvases communicate a formidable balance of absolute freedom and profound pictorial intelligence, becoming ever more alive and compelling the longer you look. Marion Cajori’s elliptical and intimate...   More >

The House of the Spirits

Performing Arts - Theater | April 28 – May 5, 2019 every Sunday | 2-4 p.m. |  Zellerbach Playhouse

 Michael Moran

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

A new play by Caridad Svich | Based on a novel by Isabel Allende | Directed by Michael Moran

Based on Isabel Allende’s best-selling novel, Caridad Svich’s The House of the Spirits follows three generations of the Trueba family—their loves, their ambitions, their spiritual quests, and their place in the post-colonial social and political turmoil embroiling their South American country....   More >

$13 online in advance or $15 at the door for students/seniors and UC Berkeley faculty/staff, $18 online in advance or $20 at the door for general admission

  Buy tickets online

Théâtre National de Bretagne: Julius Caesar

Performing Arts - Theater | April 28 | 3-5 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Théâtre National de Bretagne, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

French director Arthur Nauzyciel revives his production of Julius Caesar, first created 10 years ago for Boston’s influential American Repertory Theater during a US election year. Now artistic director of the Théâtre National de Bretagne, Nauzyciel highlights the continuing relevance of Shakespeare’s great political tragedy—with costumes and design that evoke the era of JFK, a live jazz trio, and...   More >

$30-98 (prices subject to change)

  Buy tickets online or by calling 510-642-9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Théâtre National de Bretagne performs Julius Caesar Friday–Sunday, April 26–28, 2019 in Zellerbach Hall.

University Wind Ensemble

Performing Arts - Music | April 28 | 3 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

Matthew Sadowski, director

$16 General Admission, $12 non-UCB students, seniors, current/retired Berkeley staff & faculty, groups 10+, $5 UC Berkeley students

  Buy tickets online

How to Read a Film: The Search

Workshop | April 28 | 3:30-7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 ORIAS

Learn methods for critical film-viewing that you can use in your classes. In this second collaboration with the PFA, film curator Kate MacKay will lead teachers in a pre- and post-viewing discussion of The Search.

 This event is for k-14 teachers.

free

  Registration opens August 31. Register online by November 16.

Black Life: Destiny Muhammad Trio

Performing Arts - Music | April 28 | 4 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Come celebrate International Jazz Month with the Destiny Muhammad Trio. Known as the “Harpist from the Hood,” Muhammad follows in the footsteps of jazz harp master Dorothy Ashby, and has been described by SFJAZZ Center as a “masterful, exploratory musician.” Whether interpreting jazz standards or her original tunes, Muhammad turns every piece into a soulful adventure. She performs here with an...   More >

The Search

Film - Feature | April 28 | 4:15 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

A film crew drives across the stunning Tibetan countryside to find actors for a new film in Tseden’s Kiarostamian road movie, both a metacommentary on contemporary Tibetan life and a glimpse into the power that traditional storytelling still possesses. On their travels, the filmmakers uncover tales of loves lost and gained, and meet hopeful (and hopeless) actors from young to old, including a...   More >

Borders

Film - Feature | April 28 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Center for African Studies

Four women meet while riding buses across West African borders, starting in Dakar and traveling to Lagos through Bamako, Cotonou, and Ouagadougou. Despite the gorgeous landscapes of the Atlantic coast and the Sahel, not everything is beautiful: they undergo car breakdowns in the stifling heat, face highway robbers, and endure fights between passengers. But their worst fears are realized in the...   More >

AGO: A New Workshop Production Written and Directed by Stan Lai

Performing Arts - Theater | April 25 – 28, 2019 every day | 7-10:30 p.m. | 230 Hearst Gymnasium

 Arts + Design, Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

April 25–28, 2019
230 Hearst Gymnasium
Free Admission with Reservation*

We reminisce about the past, dream about the future, but are rarely present in the moment. In fact, as the word “present” slipped through our tongues, it was already AGO. Stan Lai (creator of A Dream Like A Dream, which first used the unique “theatre in the surround” configuration) has returned to UC Berkeley to create...   More >

Monday, April 29, 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 >

THIS SH*T IS FOR US

Special Event | April 29 – May 7, 2019 every day | D-3 Hearst Field Annex

 College of Environmental Design

A weeklong celebration of #BLACKGIRLHEALING and creative expressions on sisterhood, spirituality, ancestry, joy, care, wellness, and healing featuring art for and by black women and girls.

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!

Civil and Environmental Engineering Department Seminar: Recent Advances in Infrastructure and Geosystems Resiliency empowered by Autonomy

Seminar | April 29 | 10-11 a.m. | 542 Davis Hall

 Dimitrios Zekkos

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

Autonomy has the capacity to revolutionize the way we protect the natural environment and how we design, build and monitor infrastructure and geo-systems. Advances in data sensing and analysis, artificial intelligence, and robotics pave new avenues for full-scale, system-level infrastructure monitoring and operation. Unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) equipped with optical sensors are already...   More >

EH&S 403 Training Session

Course | April 29 | 10:30-11:30 a.m. | 370 University Hall | Note change in date

 Jason Smith, UC Berkeley Office of Environment, Health, & Safety

 Office of Environment, Health & Safety

This session briefly covers the UC Berkeley specific radiation safety information you will need to start work.​ In addition, dosimeter will be issued, if required.

Certificate Program in Project Management Online Information Session

Information Session | April 29 | 11-11:30 a.m. |  Online

 UC Berkeley Extension

Discover how you can excel in the expanding field of project management with a UC Berkeley Extension certificate that meets the high professional standards of the Project Management Institute. This certificate is geared for those who are transitioning to a career in project management or those who want to sharpen their project management skills.

  Register online

STROBE Seminar: Nanotip photoemitters and THz-antennas for ultrafast imaging on the nanoscale

Seminar | April 29 | 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. | 775A Tan Hall

 Dr. Melanie Mueller

 STROBE

The STROBE Seminar series is open to all students.
Speaker Abstract:
Understanding the spatio-temporal response of photoexcited nanostructures, low-dimensional systems and molecules at surfaces on their natural length and time scales is a key goal in surface dynamics. Many ultrafast techniques are available to probe the temporal evolution of the photoexcited state. Most approaches, however,...   More >

New Research from the Latinx Research Center

Lecture | April 1 – 29, 2019 every Monday with exceptions | 12-1 p.m. |  The Shorb House

 2547 Channing way, Berkeley, CA 94720

 The Latinx Research Center

Over the past year, Latinx Studies faculty and doctoral students have been advancing their research at the LRC, with visiting post-doctoral and doctoral students joining campus scholars in focused working groups to advance dissertation and book projects. Join us biweekly every Monday in April, for our "Lunch on the LRC" lecture series to learn about interdisciplinary cutting edge Latinx Studies...   More >

Building Bridges or a Bridge Too Far? The "Macedonia" Name Agreement and the Past, Present and Future of Greek Interstate Relations

Lecture | April 29 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Spero Paravantes

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

The "Macedonia" name issue has been a constant point of contention between Greece and the newly re-named Republic of North Macedonia since the breakup of Yugoslavia. With the origins of the dispute stretching back to the Second World War, the "Prespa Agreement", signed between the two Balkan neighbors in June 2018 (in effect since February 2019) is hoped to be a new beginning in interstate...   More >

Spero Paravantes

California Dreamin

Performing Arts - Music | April 29 | 12:10-1 p.m. | Berkeley Way West, First Floor Atrium

 The Berkeley Way West Chorus

 Institute of Personality and Social Research

The Berkeley Way West Chorus presents
California Dreamin’:
A Mini-Concert and Singalong

Combinatorics Seminar: Representations of Hecke algebras and lattice-path counting

Seminar | April 29 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Jose Simental Rodriguez, UC Davis

 Department of Mathematics

The branching rule for representations of the symmetric group tells us that, over a field of characteristic zero, the dimension of the irreducible representation indexed by a partition λ is given by the number of directed lattice paths from λ (though of as an integer vector) to the origin that stay inside the dominant Weyl chamber. Over a field of positive characteristic (or for Hecke algebras...   More >

Political Economy Seminar

Seminar | April 29 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Massimo Morelli, Universita' Bocconi

 Department of Economics

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

Dissertation Talk: Real-World Robotic Perception and Control Using Synthetic Data

Lecture | April 29 | 1-2 p.m. | 405 Soda Hall

 Josh Tobin

 n/a

Modern deep learning techniques are data-hungry, which presents a problem in robotics because real-world robotic data is difficult and expensive to collect. In contrast, simulated data is cheap and scalable, but jumping the "reality gap" to use simulated data for real-world tasks is challenging. In this talk, we discuss applications of Domain Randomization: a technique for bridging the reality...   More >

Dissertation Talk: Optoelectronics for refrigeration and analog circuits for combinatorial optimization

Presentation | April 29 | 1-2 p.m. | 540AB Cory Hall

 Tianyao Xiao, PhD candidate, Department of EECS, UC Berkeley

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

In this dissertation talk, I will cover two topics. First, I will discuss the prospects of using light-emitting diodes as solid-state refrigerators. Second, I will present a non-von Neumann computer, built from coupled analog electrical oscillators, that can rapidly search for solutions to difficult combinatorial optimization problems.

Total Station Training

Workshop | April 29 | 1-4 p.m. | 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility), Meet in Atrium and move outside building

 Archaeological Research Facility

We’ll meet in the ARF Atrium and, weather permitting, we’ll go outside with the units. The total stations are our Sokkia SET 5 series that are typically used for precision mapping during excavation.

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

Berkeley Statistics and Machine Learning Forum

Meeting | April 29 | 1:30-2:30 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Berkeley Institute for Data Science

The Berkeley Statistics and Machine Learning Forum meets weekly to discuss current applications across a wide variety of research domains and software methodologies. All interested members of the UC Berkeley and LBL communities are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Probabilistic Operator Algebra Seminar: On minimal and unbounded topologies

Seminar | April 29 | 2-4 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

 Mitchell Taylor, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

In this talk I will discuss the process of “unbounding” a topology on a vector lattice. In the $L_p$-space case this process converts the norm topology to the topology of convergence in measure . I will then discuss how unbounded topologies connect with the minimal and universal objects in the category of vector lattices, and how some of their natural properties cannot be characterized in ZFC.

String-Math Seminar: Conformal Limits and Stratifucations

Seminar | April 29 | 2-3 p.m. | 402 LeConte Hall

 Brian Collier, University of Maryland

 Department of Mathematics

Both the Higgs bundle moduli space and the moduli space of flat connections have a natural stratification induced by a \(C^*\)-action. In both of these stratifications, each stratum is a holomorphic fibration over a connected component of complex variations of Hodge structure. While the nonabelian Hodge correspondence provides a homeomorphism between Higgs bundles and flat connections, this...   More >

Seminar 211, Economic History: When Did Growth Begin? New Estimates of Productivity Growth in England from 1250 to 1860

Seminar | April 29 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Jón Steinsson, University of California - Berkeley

 Department of Economics

Seminar 231, Public Finance: "Consumption Taxes, Redistribution and Informality"

Seminar | April 29 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Pierre Bachas, World Bank Research

 Robert D. Burch Center for Tax Policy and Public Finance

Joint with Lucie Gadenne (Warwick) and Anders Jensen (Harvard Kennedy School)

Careers in Translation and Interpretation

Information Session | April 29 | 3-4:30 p.m. | B-4 Dwinelle Hall

 Christiane Abel, Middlebury Institute of International Studies

 Julie Johnson, Middlebury Institute of International Studies

 Berkeley Language Center

STUDYING A FOREIGN LANGUAGE? Wondering if it will pay off for you?

Translation and Interpretation could be just the opportunity you are looking for. Come talk to professional translators and interpreters to discover what kind of careers are out there for trained linguists.

Chancellor's Award for Public Service

Special Event | April 29 | 3 p.m. |  Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center

 Public Service Center

The Chancellor’s Awards for Public Service recognize students, faculty, staff, and community partners for their embodiment of UC Berkeley's powerful tradition of public service and their extraordinary commitment to improving our local and global communities. This event also recognizes the recipients of the Robert J. and Mary Catherine Birgeneau Recognition Awards for Service to Undocumented and...   More >

  RSVP online

New Discoveries in East and Southeast Asian Archaeology

Panel Discussion | April 29 | 3-5 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Peter V. Lape, Anthropology and Curator of Archaeology, Burke Museum, University of Washington; John W. Olsen, Regents’ Professor Emeritus & Executive Director, Je Tsongkhapa Endowment for Central and Inner Asian Archaeology, Anthropology, University of Arizona

 Gyoung-Ah Lee, Anthropology, University of Oregon

 Junko Habu, Anthropology, UC Berkeley

 Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Department of Anthropology, Archaeological Research Facility, Center for Southeast Asia Studies, Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Center for Korean Studies (CKS), Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

This event celebrates the publication of the Handbook of East and Southeast Asian Archaeology by inviting two editors of this volume, both of whom are prominent scholars in the field of Asian Archaeology. Prof. John W. Olsen (University of Arizona) will talk about his recent archaeological expeditions in Mongolia and Tibet with a focus on Paleolithic archaeology in these regions. Professor Peter...   More >

Arithmetic Geometry and Number Theory RTG Seminar: Lifting irreducible Galois representations

Seminar | April 29 | 3-5 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Stefan Patrikis, University of Utah

 Department of Mathematics

A basic question in the study of Galols representations is whether a mod p representation, valued in any reductive group, of the absolute Galois group of a number field admits a geometric p-adic lift. In some cases this question has a positive answer, in other cases a negative answer, and sometimes we simply don't know what to expect. Perhaps the most general setting in which one can hope for a...   More >

Differential Geometry Seminar: Non-Archimedean aspects of the space of Kähler metrics

Seminar | April 29 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Mattias Jonsson, University of Michigan

 Department of Mathematics

Let (X,L) be a polarized complex manifold. A good understanding of the space of Kähler metrics in the cohomology class of L is crucial to variational approach to constructing canonical metrics on X. I will discuss joint work with S. Boucksom, in which we analyze geodesic rays in (the completion of) this space, partially from a non-Archimedean point of view.

Honors Colloquium

Colloquium | April 29 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Department of Linguistics

Molly Kaushal | When Lakshman undertakes the fire ordeal to prove his chastity: Ramayana among the Gonds of Central India

Lecture | April 29 | 4-6 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Molly Kaushal, Professor of Performance Studies and Head of Janapada Sampada Division, Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts

 Robert Goldman, Professor of Sanskrit and Catherine and William L. Magistretti Distinguished Professor in South & Southeast Asian Studies

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Department of South & Southeast Asian Studies, Catherine and William L. Magistretti Distinguished Professor in South and Southeast Asian Studies

A talk by Molly Kaushal on an unusual Gond folk version of the Ramayana, illustrated with paintings by Gond artists

Targeting of soluble membrane protein subunits to the ER

Seminar | April 29 | 4-5 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Rebecca Voorhees, California Institute of Technology

 College of Chemistry

Molly Kaushal | When Lakshman undertakes the fire ordeal to prove his chastity: Ramayana among the Gonds of Central India

Lecture | April 29 | 4-6 p.m. | 341 Dwinelle Hall

 Molly Kaushal, Professor of Performance Studies and Head of Janapada Sampada Division, Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts

 Robert Goldman, Professor of Sanskrit and Catherine and William L. Magistretti Distinguished Professor in South & Southeast Asian Studies

 Department of South & Southeast Asian Studies, Catherine and William L. Magistretti Distinguished Professor in South and Southeast Asian Studies

A talk by Molly Kaushal on an unusual Gond folk version of the Ramayana, illustrated with paintings by Gond artists

Toiling in the Agroecological Matrix: What Does Co-existence Look Like?

Lecture | April 29 | 4-5 p.m. | Morgan Hall, Morgan Lounge

 Berkeley Food Institute, Center for Diversified Farming Systems

In an ideal world, farm families would farm in ways that are economically, socially and environmentally sustainable. In that ideal world, we would see synergies arising from communities of growers using complementary practices that enhance sustainable farming in local regions. Over the past decade and a half, changes in farm size and the implementation of key agricultural policies have made it...   More >

Health and Aging Services Career Fair

Career Fair | April 29 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 116 Haviland Hall

 Jill Duerr Berrick

 Social Welfare, School of

Seminar 271, Development: Motherhood, work and the family in Indonesia

Seminar | April 29 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Duncan Thomas, Duke University

 Department of Economics

Political Machines at Work: Electoral Subversion in the Russian Workplace

Lecture | April 29 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 270 Stephens Hall

 John Reuter, Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Wisconsin - Milawaukee

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

In many countries, employers use their leverage over workers to induce them to turn out in elections and/or vote a specific way. This practice is very common in contemporary Russia. In recent elections, as many as 1 in 4 firms engaged in some form of electoral mobilization. Drawing on voter surveys, firm surveys, focus groups, and electoral violation reports, this talk will address several...   More >

Seminar 208, Microeconomic Theory: Relational Contracts: Public versus Private Savings

Seminar | April 29 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Daniel Garret, TSE

 Department of Economics

Analysis and PDE Seminar: Resonances on asymptotically flat black holes

Seminar | April 29 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Dejan Gajic, University of Cambridge

 Department of Mathematics

A fundamental problem in the context of Einstein’s equations of general relativity is to understand the dynamical evolution of small perturbations of stationary black hole solutions. It is expected that there is a discrete set of characteristic frequencies that play a dominant role at late times and carry information about the nature of the black hole, much like how the normal frequencies of a...   More >

A Tantric Theology from 12th century Tibet

Lecture | April 29 | 5-7 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 Matthew T. Kapstein, École Pratique des Hautes Études, Paris

 Center for Buddhist Studies

The teachings of the tantric lineage of the Zur clan, which flourished in West Tibet during the early second millennium, have remained a missing element in the history of the “ancient,” Nyingma school of Tibetan Buddhism. While the historical importance of the clan is well known and significant lines of transmission are attributed to it, few authentic works stemming from the Zur and detailing...   More >

Certificate Program in Project Management

Information Session | April 29 | 6-7 p.m. | UC Berkeley Extension (SF Campus at 160 Spear St.), Room 608/609

 UC Berkeley Extension

Discover how you can excel in the expanding field of project management with a certificate that meets the high professional standards of the Project Management Institute.

  Make reservations online or by calling 510-642-4111

Places in Space

Lecture | April 29 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Osher Theater

 Adam Savage; Nicholas de Monchaux

 Berkeley Center for New Media, Department of Architecture's Studio One

Adam Savage's mother is a psychologist; his father was a celebrated artist, painter and filmmaker. From the youngest age they encouraged his flights of fancy. Savage has been a paperboy, a projectionist, juggler, unicycle rider, sculptor, graphic designer, scenic painter, robot builder, welder, carpenter, machinist, prop maker, toy designer, actor, writer, executive producer and director. He...   More >

Baseball vs. Men's Baseball vs. BYU

Sport - Intercollegiate - Baseball/Softball | April 29 | 7 p.m. |  Evans Field

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Baseball hosts Men's Baseball vs. BYU at Evans Diamond.

Professional Sequence in Agile Management

Information Session | April 29 | 7-8 p.m. | UC Berkeley Extension (SF Campus at 160 Spear St.), Room 608/609

 UC Berkeley Extension

Find out how Agile Management—a framework of values, principles and practices that allows managers to plan work, engage teams and leverage changing market conditions—can make a difference in your career as a manager.

  Make reservations online or by calling 510-642-4111

Gil Shaham, violin; Akira Eguchi, piano

Performing Arts - Music | April 29 | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Gil Shaham, Akira Eguchi, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

Program:
Kreisler/Praeludium and Allegro (In the Style of Pugnani)
Prokofiev/Five Melodies, Op. 35
Franck/Sonata in A Major for Violin and Piano
Bach/Partita No. 3 in E Major for Solo Violin Saint-Saëns/Introduction and Rondo Capriccioso in A minor, Op. 28
Avner Dorman/Sonata No. 3, Nigunim

$68-86 (prices subject to change)

  Buy tickets online or by calling 510-642-9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Violinist Gil Shaham and pianist Akira Eguchi perform Monday, April 29, 2019 in Zellerbach Hall.

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

THIS SH*T IS FOR US

Special Event | April 29 – May 7, 2019 every day | D-3 Hearst Field Annex

 College of Environmental Design

A weeklong celebration of #BLACKGIRLHEALING and creative expressions on sisterhood, spirituality, ancestry, joy, care, wellness, and healing featuring art for and by black women and girls.

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 >

BPM DiSC Assessment

Workshop | April 30 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | 24 University Hall

 Colin Gerker; Angela Stopper

 Human Resources

The content covers the DiSC® model, providing a common language for people to use to better understand themselves and adapt their behaviors with others. DiSC® is a non-judgmental tool used for discussion of people's behavioral differences.

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: The Implication of Information Network in Market Quality and Market Reaction to Public Announcements

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

 Speakers: Senyang Zhao, SWUFE

 Consortium for Data Analytics in Risk

This research studies the role of information network in market quality and market reaction to public announcements. We propose in this article a three-period rational noisy expected equilibrium model by taking both public and private information into account with an embedded information network structure among market traders. Closed form expressions for market reaction and market quality are...   More >

Mass Accommodation at Liquid-Vapor Interfaces and Collapsing Vapor Cavities

Seminar | April 30 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 3110 Etcheverry Hall

 Professor Pawel Keblinski, Department Head, Department of Materials Science and Engineering; Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

 Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME)

Abstract: The relationships expressing the rate of evaporation and condensation at the liquid vapor interface, in terms of local interfacial thermodynamics properties and the mass accommodation coefficient (MAC), is a subject of significant discussion for over a century since the pioneering work of Hertz and Knudsen. In this context, using molecular dynamics (MD) simulations of fluid argon and...   More >

Professional Program in Graphic Design Online Information Session

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

 UC Berkeley Extension

UC Berkeley Extension's Professional Program in Graphic Design offers a study of design principles and an appreciation of historical and current trends. Find out how you can learn from industry professionals to build a portfolio and advance in the field.

  Register online

Student Faculty Macro Lunch - "Pockets of Predictability"

Presentation | April 30 | 12-1 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Leland Farmer, Professor of Economics, University of Virginia Department 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 26.

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.

Going Live: Preparing for Interviews in the Business, Government, and Nonprofit Sectors (presented by Career Center staff)

Workshop | April 30 | 12:15-1:30 p.m. | 177 Stanley Hall

 QB3 - California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences

Interactive career labs will start with 15-20 minutes topic overview and discussion, then participants will have the opportunity to work on their own materials in peer-to-peer pairs, with career advisor assistance. Career Lab group size is capped at 20 participants, so please sign up early to ensure a spot! You are encouraged to bring printed copies of your materials and/or your laptop....   More >

BSAC Technology Seminar - Biosensor Strategies for Predicting Bladder Volume

Seminar | April 30 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 521 Cory Hall

 Eric A. Kurzrock, M.D., Director, Urologic Stem Cell Laboratory, UC Davis Institute for Regenerative Cures

 Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center

Millions suffer from spinal cord problems and many have bladder dysfunction. We aim to build a non-invasive device utilizing LEDs to infer bladder expansion to minimize patient inconvenience. Clinical problems will be presented and potential solutions will be discussed.

  RSVP online by April 29.

Microsoft Visio Fundamentals: Betec014

Workshop | April 30 | 1:30-4 p.m. | 239 Campus Shared Services (1608 4th Street, Berkeley)

 Keith Samsell

 Human Resources

This course details the process by which Microsoft Visio diagrams are developed using Stencils, Shapes, Connectors, and through the incorporation of design tools and visual aids. Emphasis is placed on common diagram types and object organization using multi-page and multi-layer design layouts.

Learning Objectives
* Understand diagramming concepts and the relationships between Drawings,...   More >

California Natives: Plants and People

Tour/Open House | April 30 | 2-3 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Explore the creative ways California Indians have used plants in their everyday lives for food, shelter, clothing, tools, fiber, medicine, even music, toys and games. Which parts of the plant were used – roots, stems, leaves, seeds, bark – and why? We’ll examine California’s native plants and replicas of Indian artifacts to discover the plant knowledge, customs, and skills of California’s...   More >

Free with Garden admission ($12); Free for UCBG members, UC Berkeley students, staff, and faculty

  Register online

Seminar 237/281: Macro/International Seminar - "Optimal Policy with General Signal Extraction"

Seminar | April 30 | 2-4 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Albert Marcet, Professor of Macroeconomics, University College London

 Department of Economics

We study optimal policy when the planner has partial information in a general setup where observed signals are endogenous to policy. In this context, signal extraction and policy have to be determined jointly. We derive a general non-standard first order condition of optimality from first principles and we use it to find numerical solutions. This first order condition allows us to identify...   More >

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

CITRIS Tech for Social Good Showcase 2019

Presentation | April 30 | 2-4 p.m. | 310 Sutardja Dai Hall

 CITRIS and the Banatao Institute

The CITRIS Tech for Social Good Program at UC Berkeley supports student-led learning and technology development to support healthy, sustainable, connected, and equitable livelihoods in the United States and abroad.

The Tech for Social Good Showcase will highlight student-led projects funded during the 2018-2019 academic year that apply tech and data for social good.

Projects featured will...   More >

Seminar 218, Psychology and Economics: Expectations-Based Loss Aversion May Help Explain Seemingly Dominated Choices in Strategy-Proof Mechanisms

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

 Ori Heffetz, Cornell University & The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

 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.

Molly Kaushal | Leela in Kheriya: A documentary on the Ramlila tradition in Kheriya village

Film - Documentary | April 30 | 3-5 p.m. | 341 Dwinelle Hall | Note change in time

 Molly Kaushal, Professor of Performance Studies and Head of Janapada Sampada Division, Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts

 Robert Goldman, Professor of Sanskrit and Catherine and William L. Magistretti Distinguished Professor in South & Southeast Asian Studies

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Department of South & Southeast Asian Studies, Catherine and William L. Magistretti Distinguished Professor in South and Southeast Asian Studies

A screening of Molly Kaushal's documentary on a Hindu-Muslim version of the Ramleela as it is performed in the village of Kheriya in Ferozabad District of UP.

Parks as Places of Belonging, Access and Change

Colloquium | April 30 | 3:30-5 p.m. |  Duster Room, ISSI

 2420 Bowditch Street, Berkeley, CA 94720

 Carolina Reid, Assistant Professor of City and Regional Planning, UC Berkeley

 Institute for the Study of Societal Issues


Student Harmonic Analysis and PDE Seminar (HADES): Self-adjoint extensions of Laplace operators on singular geometry

Seminar | April 30 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Xuwen Zhu, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Spectral geometry aims at understanding how geometry influences the spectrum of geometrically related operators such as the Laplace operator. I will first talk about Von Neumann theory on classification of self-adjoint extensions of symmetric operators, and in particular focus on the Laplace operator on metrics with conical singularities. Then I will give a survey on how geometry (e.g. curvature...   More >

3-Manifold Seminar: Reshetikhin-Turaev TQFTs and a Spin TQFT related to the Ising Category

Seminar | April 30 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

 Kevin Donoghue, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Around 1990, Reshetikhin and Turaev discovered a family of 3d TQFTs whose relation to the rest of 3-manifold topology is still poorly understood. The biggest obstruction to relating these TQFTs to the rest of the 3-manifold world is that their original construction is almost entirely algebraic. For closed manifolds, Kirby and Melvin managed to relate one of these TQFTs to some classical...   More >

Process Chemistry Approach to the Total Synthesis of BMS-813160

Seminar | April 30 | 4-5 p.m. | 775 Tan Hall

 Dr. Michael Fenster, Bristol-Myers Squibb

 College of Chemistry

BMS-813160 is being investigated by Bristol-Myers Squibb as a combination therapy for colorectal and pancreatic cancer. In order to evaluate the clinical efficacy, a safe, robust, scalable, and cost-effective total synthesis was needed. The talk will focus on how process chemists enabled the production of multi-kg of BMS-813160 by route invention, process invention, and process characterization....   More >

Representation Theory and Mathematical Physics Seminar: Vertex operators realizations of families of symmetric functions

Seminar | April 30 | 4-5 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Natalia Rojkovskaia, Kansas State University

 Department of Mathematics

The algebra of charged free fermions participates in the construction of classical boson-fermion correspondence and provides vertex operator realization of Schur symmetric functions. We will show how vertex operator realizations of several other famous families of symmetric functions (Hall-Littlewood polynomials, shifted Schur functions, multiparameter Schur Q-functions) can be obtained by simple...   More >

Ikram Masmoudi: The Appeal of the Gothic and Hassan Blasim's Fiction

Lecture | April 30 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Acclaimed Iraqi writers are using Gothic aesthetics and motives to narrate a historical moment marred by ubiquitous violence, cultural crisis and disintegration. Hassan Blasim’s stories are filled with unspeakable and ‘unreal’ violence. More than representing the irrational violence raging outside the texts in a realistic rendering, Blasim’s fiction produces in the readers its own brand of...   More >

2019 William Main Seminar Series: PG&E's Community Wildfire Safety Program

Lecture | April 30 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center

 Becky Johnson, PG&E

 William Main Seminar Endowment

Join Becky Johnson, a Senior Manager of External Relations in PG&E's Vegetation Management and Community Wildfire Safety Program for her talk about PG&E's Community Wildfire Safety Program. Question and answer session and casual reception to follow presentation.

George Pimentel Lecture: Electric Fields and Enzyme Catalysis

Seminar | April 30 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Steven Boxer, Department of Chemistry, Stanford University

 College of Chemistry

We have developed the vibrational Stark effect to probe electrostatics and dynamics in organized systems, in particular in proteins where vibrational probes can report on functionally important electric fields. The strategy involves deploying site-specific vibrational probes whose sensitivity to an electric field is measured in a calibrated external electric field. Once calibrated, these probes,...   More >

Faculty Research Lecture: Mysteries of the Invisible World of Microbes: Faculty Research Lecture by Jill Banfield

Lecture | April 30 | 4-5 p.m. |  Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center

 Jill Banfield, Professor of Earth and Planetary Science, and Environmental Science, Policy, and Management

 Academic Senate

Jill Banfield is the director of microbial research in the Innovative Genomics Institute and a CZ Biohub investigator. She studies microbial communities and their roles in shaping soil and groundwater biogeochemistry as well as human health. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society, the Australian Academy of Science and the National Academy of Science

Seminar 221, Industrial Organization: ​"Market Power and Income Taxation"

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

 Louis Kaplow, Harvard Law School

 Department of Economics

UC Berkeley Cloud Computing Meetup

Meeting | April 30 | 4:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Sky Deck

 2150 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Data Sciences

This meetup is aimed at bringing together students, researchers, faculty, IT staff and the wider local community to learn, share and discuss our work in designing and operating services built on cloud computing architectures. This is a welcoming, inclusive community and hosts meetups that are open to everyone with curiosity in the topic -- no need to have any technical knowledge or experience to...   More >

The Frozen Conflict in Transnistria: Current Situation and Prospects for Settlement

Lecture | April 30 | 5:15-6:45 p.m. | 270 Stephens Hall

 Anatolii Dirun, Fulbright Visiting Scholar, Georgetown University

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

Ethno-political conflicts are key factors affecting the level of regional security. Being complex in their “nature of origin”, they become protracted in the process of their settlement. Thus, the history of the Transnistrian conflict has been around for almost 29 years. The armed confrontation of the parties in 1992 complicated the elaboration of a political settlement formula. On the one hand,...   More >

UC Berkeley Night at SF Giants

Sport - Recreational | April 30 | 6:45-10 p.m. |  Oracle Park

 24 Willie Mays Plaza, San Francisco, CA

 Cal Alumni Association

Come watch one of the biggest rivalries in baseball unfold when the SF Giants take on the LA Dodgers in this great California Showdown that falls on UC Berkeley Night!

An Evening with Joyce Carol Oates: A Benefit for Revolution Books

Reading - Literary | April 30 | 7 p.m. |  Revolution Books

 2444 Durant Ave., Berkeley, CA 94720-1030

 Joyce Carol Oates

 Revolution Books

Joyce Carol Oates will be reading & discussing her novel
HAZARDS OF TIME TRAVEL.

$10 Students, $20 General, $25 Friends

  Tickets go on sale April 25. Buy tickets online or by calling Revolution Books at 510-848-1196, or by emailing Revolution Books at revolutionbooks@sbcglobal.net