Social Event | September 1 | 10 a.m.-1 p.m. | Springer Gateway
Start September on a high note by getting out of the city and spending some time out in nature. Tilden Park is in the hills just above Berkeley, but it feels like you've left the city far behind, with beautiful rolling hills in every direction.
We will meet at Springer Gateway at 10 a.m. on Sunday to take the short bus ride up to Tilden Park together. Bring comfortable walking shoes, a water... More >
Free with Garden admission. Advanced registration not required
Film - Feature | September 1 | 7 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
In 1969, Roger Ebert proclaimed Sergei Bondarchuks War and Peace the definitive epic of all time, and no film has come along since to contradict that assessment. Bondarchuk undertook the adaptation of the revered Russian novel with all the resources of the Soviet state at his disposal, including priceless museum artifacts as props and literal armies of extras. He also drew on a full arsenal of... More >
Social Event | September 2 | 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m. | Trione Polo Field
560 White Oak Drive, Santa Rosa, CA 95409
All alumni, family, guests and friends of Cal are invited to the Cal Alumni Club of Oakmont's Annual Labor Day picnic. Entertainment featuring: DJ Modern Maestro. A raffle and silent auction will be held. Proceeds to support the Cal Clubs Scholarship Funds.
Miscellaneous | January 1, 2019 – January 7, 2020 the first Tuesday of the month every month | UC Botanical Garden
The garden is closed on the first Tuesday of every month.
-Why is the Garden Closed one day a month?
For the safety of the public and the safety of the collection, the Gardens Horticultural staff need one day per month to complete jobs that may pose safety risks to visitors, such as dropping tree limbs, renovating paths, or controlling pests.
-Im only in Berkeley for one day from... More >
Information Session | September 3 | 9:30-11 a.m. | 11 2515 Channing Way (Academic Achievement Program)
The McNair Scholars Program prepares selected underrepresented or low-income UC Berkeley undergraduates for graduate study at the doctoral level. The goal of the McNair Scholars Program is to increase the number of underrepresented students in doctoral programs.
Seminar | September 3 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall
Membrane potential is a unique biophysical property maintained by every cell on earth. The importance of membrane potential is widely recognized in the context of specialized organs like the brain and the heart. Yet, our understanding of the ways in which membrane potential, and its coordinated, rapid changes across large numbers of neurons, gives rise to cognition, sensation, and memory remain... More >
Seminar | September 3 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall
Speaker: Dangxing Chen, UC Berkeley
The leverage effect refers to the generally negative correlation between the return of an asset and the changes in its volatility. There is broad agreement in the literature that the effect should be present, and it has been consistently found in empirical work. However, a few papers have pointed out a puzzle: the return distribution of many assets do not appear to be affected by the leverage... More >
Join other students and get your bearings with a 3-in-one tour of the Doe Memorial Library, Moffitt Undergraduate Library, and the Main Stacks. See these central libraries and learn about the student services they provide.
SPH Fall 2019 Brown Bag Series: Have We Come to the End of the Road? Future Directions in Research on Neighborhood Environments and Cardiovascular Health
Seminar | September 3 | 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 5101 Berkeley Way West
Mahasin Mujahid, Associate Professor of Epidemiology, School of Public Health
Dr. Mahasin S. Mujahid, PhD, MS, FAHA, is an Associate Professor of Epidemiology at UCB SPH where she is a Chancellors Professor, Director of the Epidemiology and Biostatistics MPH Program, and Co-Director of the concurrent MPH and Masters of City and Regional Planning Program. Dr. Mujahids research focuses on the role of neighborhood environments in cardiovascular health.
Lecture | September 3 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall
Matt Beech, Founding Director of the Centre for British Politics at the University of Hull & Senior Fellow at the Institute of European Studies, UC Berkeley
Boris Johnsons election as Leader of the Conservative and Unionist Party, and therefore, as Prime Minister was a foregone conclusion to close observers of British politics. Where there is a disruption in the business of Westminster is the fact that the United Kingdom has its first Eurosceptic Prime Minister since Mrs Thatcher delivered her Bruges Speech. The long and winding road to Brexit has... More >
Information Session | September 3 | 12-12:45 p.m. | Online
Stan Weisner, Ph.D., M.S.W.
Developed in association with the UC Berkeley School of Public Health, this certificate raises the quality of professionalism in counseling and follows a three-level, evidence-based approach to the critical issues that contribute to substance abuse.
Dynamic Programming with Sparse Codes: Investigating a New Computational Role for Sparse Representations of Natural Image Sequences
Seminar | September 3 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 560 Evans Hall
Peter Loxley, University of New England, Armidale, Australia
Dynamic programming (DP) is a general algorithmic approach used in optimal control and Markov decision processes that balances desire for low present costs with undesirability of high future costs when choosing a sequence of controls to apply over time. Recent interest in this field has grown since Google Deepminds algorithms have beaten humans and world-champion programs in Atari games, and... More >
Presentation | September 3 | 12-1 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall
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 online by August 30.
Workshop | September 3 | 12:30-4:30 p.m. | #24 University Hall
This workshop is for UC Berkeley Staff. The content identifies how departmental goals and individual performance objectives and key results fit into the UC Berkeley performance management cycle and performance evaluation process.
Seminar | September 3 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 732 Evans Hall
David Nadler, Berkeley
This will be the first meeting of an ongoing learning seminar (Tuesdays 12:30-2pm in 732 Evans) devoted to flag varieties "from the beginning". We will discuss many perspectives – coming from representation theory, algebraic geometry, topology, combinatorics,... – with an ongoing focus on relative positions of pairs of flags and more complicated configurations. More >
Information Session | September 3 | 1-1:45 p.m. | Online
Whether you are a career changer or already working in the field, understand how this program can help you plan an academic program of study and initiate the graduate- school application process.
Seminar 218, Psychology and Economics: Preferences for the Resolution of Uncertainty and the Timing of Information
Seminar | September 3 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall
Kirby Nielsen, Stanford University / California Institute of Technology
Link to Working Paper
We present results from a laboratory experiment designed to identify preferences over the resolution of uncertainty and timing of non-instrumental information acquisition in a rich choice set. Treatments vary whether the outcome previously has been determined, as in an information... More >
Join other students and get your bearings with a 3-in-one tour of the Doe Memorial Library, Moffitt Undergraduate Library, and the Main Stacks. See these central libraries and learn about the student services they provide.
Information Session | September 3 | 3-4 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall
Mary Crabb, UCDC
Come learn about how to spend a semester working and studying in Washington, DC. UCDC sends students from all majors to intern and take classes in DC, earning a full semester of Berkeley credit.
Reception | September 3 | 4-6 p.m. | 2521 Channing Way (Inst. for Res. on Labor & Employment), IRLE Director’s Room
Celebrate the start of the semester at IRLE's Fall Open House. Connect with faculty, students, labor advocates and researchers. Learn about opportunities to get involved, from funding and publishing to courses and working groups. Enjoy student artwork produced by Art for Social Change, on view in our newly renovated student work space.
Seminar 281, International Trade and Finance: The Effects of Joining Multinational Supply Chains: New Evidence from Firm-to-Firm Linkages
Seminar | September 3 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall
This paper investigates the effects of becoming a supplier to multinational corporations (MNCs) using administrative data tracking all firm-to-firm transactions in Costa Rica. Event-study estimates reveal that after starting to supply to MNCs, domestic firms experience strong and persistent improvements in performance, including the expansion of their workforce by 26% and gains in standard... More >
Seminar | September 3 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall
Michael Zuerch, Department of Chemistry, UC Berkeley
Novel materials with by-design properties that can be grown down to the two-dimensional limit are considered important candidates for addressing computation and energy challenges of the twenty-first century. For instance, band gaps by design and enhanced transport properties give prospects for highly efficient solar energy conversion and low-loss optoelectronics and memories. The complexity of... More >
Information Session | September 3 | 4-4:30 p.m. | Online
Discover how this certificate can help you change to become a personal financial adviser, understand personal financial planning concepts and techniques to better perform your current work, or prepare you to take the Certified Financial Planner (CFP®) certification examination.
Dr. Stephanie Rotem lecture on Souvenirs from Utopia: Souvenirs from Utopia: The Bezalel School of Arts and Crafts in Jerusalem (1906-1932)
Lecture | September 3 | 5-7 p.m. | Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)
Dr. Stephanie Rotem, Tel Aviv University
Dr. Stephanie Rotem (Tel Aviv Univeristy), will provide an introduction to the new exhibition, Souvenirs from Utopia: The Bezalel School of Arts and Crafts in Jerusalem (1906-1932). She will discuss the first three art museums in pre-state Israel - Bezalel, Tel Aviv Art Museum, Ein Harod Art Museum - introducing their histories, comparing their concepts and architecture, and examining their place... More >
Lecture | September 3 | 5-6:45 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, 315, Maude Fife room
Denise Dresser, Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM)
Public lecture - Prof. Dresser, a political scientist, public intellectual, and recipient of the Legion of Honor medal for her work on democracy, justice, gender equality and human rights, will lecture on this topic.
Information Session | September 3 | 6-8 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)
What is it like to work at Google?
Join us as Googlers in a variety of technical roles share day-in-the-life stories about their work and provide an inside look at what makes engineering at Google unique. Are you submitting applications for internships or full-time opportunities
this semester? We'll also share some insight into Google's recruiting
process. Feel free to bring questions, as... More >
Workshop | September 4 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | International House, Home Room
Avoid a trip across campus. Attend this event to complete the ITIN application process with Berkeley International Office (BIO) and the Central Payroll Office. This event is for F-1 students who are not eligible for a Social Security Number and are receiving cash-in-hand awards from UC Berkeley.
Special Event | September 4 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden
Come learn about corn at this month's Discovery Station.
Seminar | September 4 | 11:10 a.m.-12:10 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall
We will start with a quick primer on the RSK correspondence and Berele insertion. This will lead us into longest increasing subsequences of permutations and analogous statistics on oscillating tableaux. We will discuss computational methods, explicit formulas, and if time permits, asymptotics. This is meant to be an introductory talk to set ourselves up for future topics.
Performing Arts - Music | September 4 | 12 p.m. | Hertz Concert Hall
UC Berkeley students Thomas Green (trumpet) and Robert Gleiser (violin).
Chabrier 3 Valses Romantiques
Debussy En Blanc et Noir
Ravel - La Valse
Free. No reserved seating.
Life course and emotional health of centenarians in Spain: findings from the Sevilla and Salamanca Centenarian Studies: A Demography Brown Bag Talk
Colloquium | September 4 | 12-1 p.m. | 2232 Piedmont, Seminar Room
Juan Manuel García González, Professor, Sociology, Pablo de Olavide University, Seville
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.
Information Session | September 4 | 12-12:30 p.m. | Online
Heather Liston, Program Director, UC Berkeley Extension
Discover how this certificate can help you change careers into the accounting field, understand accounting concepts and techniques to better perform your current non-accounting work or prepare you to take the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Exam.
Seminar | September 4 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall
Elizabeth Sattely, Stanford University
Elizabeth Sattely is an Associate Professor and HHMI Investigator in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Stanford and a Stanford ChEM-H Faculty Fellow. She also serves as an Honorary Adjunct Staff Scientist at the Carnegie Institution of Science. Dr. Sattely completed her graduate training at Boston College in organic chemistry and her postdoctoral studies in biochemistry at Harvard Medical... More >
Lecture | September 4 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall
David M. Wineroither, Center for Social Sciences, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
Hans Kelsen expressed his absolute acceptance of democratic rule at a time when most political parties, citizens and colleagues of his either openly rejected parliamentary democracy or embraced democracy as a means to prepare for imperfectly democratic means in his own country, Austria, as well as in the majority of surrounding countries in Central Europe.
Kelsen demanded political actors to... More >
Building non-invasive, quantitative, and integrative physiological imaging for molecular medicine: Bioengineering Department Seminar
Seminar | September 4 | 12-1 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall
Moriel Vandsburger, Assistant Professor, Bioengineering, UC Berkeley
My primary research interest is in using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) as a platform technology for non-invasive and multiplexed molecular imaging in heart and kidney failure.
Lecture | September 4 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)
ARF graduate students, faculty affiliates, and research affiliates are welcome to attend an organizational meeting to kick-off the fall semester. Attendees will learn about the upcoming brown bags and other events, graduate student jobs, lab space, and other ARF-related information. This is also an opportunity for graduate students undertaking archaeological research in different departments... More >
Seminar | September 4 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 560 Evans Hall
Pam Reinagel, UC San Diego
In rapid sensory decision-making, the time taken to choose and the accuracy of the choice are related in three distinct ways. First, it takes more time to assess noisy signals, so decisions about weak sensory stimuli are slower, as well as less accurate. Second, for any given stimulus strength, adopting an overall policy of higher stringency will make decisions slower, but more accurate. Third,... More >
Seminar | September 4 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 VLSB, Grinnell-Miller Library
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 >
Workshop | September 4 | 1-2 p.m. | 201A César E. Chávez Student Center
Student Learning Center
Interested in leading your own class and adding to Cals curriculum? This informational workshop covers the process of proposing your own DeCal, from identifying a faculty sponsor to getting your course approved. "RSVP at bit.ly/regis-igs."
Seminar | September 4 | 1-2 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall
Tour/Open House | January 2 – December 4, 2019 the first Wednesday of the month every month | 1:30-2:45 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden
Free with Garden admission. Advanced registration not required
Seminar | September 4 | 2-3 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall
Nadja Hempel, UCLA
1-dependent theories better known as NIP theories are the first class of the hierarchy of n-dependent structures. The random n-hypergraph is the canonical object which is n-dependent but not (n-1)-dependent. Thus the hierarchy is strict. But one might ask if there are any algebraic objects (groups, rings, fields) which are strictly n-dependent for every n? We will start by introducing the... More >
Workshop | September 4 | 2-3 p.m. | 201A César E. Chávez Student Center
Student Learning Center
In this 1-hour workshop, you will learn about the expectations for writing at a top-tier research university and acquire the seven golden strategies to thriving as an academic writer at Cal. Whether you are a first semester student or graduating senior, you will gain the insight and know-how to take your writing to the next level.
Workshop | September 4 | 3-4 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall
Need to write a grant proposal? This workshop is for you! You'll get a head start on defining your research question, developing a lit review and project plan, presenting your qualifications, and creating a realistic budget.
Open to all UC Berkeley students.
Colloquium | September 4 | 3-4:30 p.m. | 1104 Berkeley Way West
Casey Lew-Williams, Princeton University
During natural communication, caregivers pitch statistics at infants, and infants figure out what to pay attention to across milliseconds and months. In doing so, they make progress in detecting and then running with meaningful, naturally variable structure in their environments. I will present recent studies examining how caregivers package language to infants, how infants process patterns in... More >
Social Event | August 28 – December 4, 2019 every Wednesday | 3-4 p.m. | Windmill Coffee House
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. Its a chance to enjoy free coffee, share stories about your experiences on campus, and get to know Berkeley International Office advisers. All UC Berkeley students are invited. Students are free to talk about anything, but we'll also... More >
Film - Series | September 4 | 3:10 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Post-screening lecture by Marilyn Fabe.
Marilyn Fabe is the author of Closely Watched Films and was the longtime teacher of the popular BAMPFA lecture/screening series Film 50: History of Cinema.
A film buff on trial for impersonating the famed Iranian director Mohsen Makhmalbaf becomes the centerpiece of Kiarostamis continuously surprising treatise on the intersections of cinematic fiction,... More >
Seminar | September 4 | 3:10-4:10 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall
Wenpin Tang, Berkeley IEOR
Sampling Gibbs measures at low temperature is a very important task but computationally very challenging. Numeric evidence suggest that the infinite-swapping algorithm (isa) is a promising method. The isa can be seen as an improvement of replica methods which are very popular. We rigorously analyze the ergodic properties of the isa in the low temperature regime deducing Eyring-Kramers formulas... More >
Number Theory Learning Seminar: Introduction to arithmetic statistics of function fields via Hurwitz spaces
Seminar | September 4 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall
Melanie Matchett Wood, UC Berkeley
We will introduce the topic for this semester long learning seminar, including covering global fields, basic questions of arithmetic statistics (field counting, class group counting), the geometric side of function fields, moduli spaces, and organization of the seminar.
Colloquium | September 4 | 4-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, 306 (HP Auditorium)
Joe Paradiso, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
We have already witnessed profound and often unanticipated developments as IoT is built out and the world is mediated via a mainly graphic wireless device held at arms length. But what will happen once the world is precognitively interpreted by what we term sensory prosthetics that change what and how humans physically perceive, a world where your own intelligence is split ever more seamlessly... More >
Join UC Berkeley Master of Engineering students for an executive speaker series with leaders from different technology industries. The technology industry forms a vital part of the Northern California economy and these sessions provide an opportunity to deepen your understanding and connections. Engage with innovative leaders from top companies, deepen your industry and functional knowledge and... More >
Reception | September 4 | 4-6 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)
Please join us for our Annual Reception! Come meet the Institute staff and find out about our upcoming events.
ERG Colloquium: Beatriz Rodriguez-Labajos: The critique of growth and environmental justice movements in the Global South: Is it really a natural alliance?
Colloquium | September 4 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 126 Barrows Hall
Beatriz Rodriguez-Labajos, Energy and Resources Group
Activists and environmental defenders in the Global South promote transformations against dispossession in a variety of fields, from food to energy production. Ecological economic scholars argued in favour of an obvious alliance between environmental justice movements in the South and criticism of economic growth. Yet, collaborative research unveiled activists concerns about the plausibility of... More >
Center for Computational Biology Seminar: Combining DNA Synthesis, Multiplexed Reporters, and Genome Engineering to better Understand Human Gene Regulation and Protein Function
Seminar | September 4 | 4-5 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center
Sriram Kosuri, Assistant Professor, UCLA
Sri Kosuri is an alumnus of UC Berkeley (BS, Bioengineering '01; Go Bears) and an Associate Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at UCLA, with appointments in the Institute for Quantitative and Computational Biology, UCLA-DOE Institute for Genomics and Proteomics, Molecular Biology Institute, Broad Stem Cell Center, and the Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center. The Kosuri... More >
Social Event | September 4 | 4-7 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, bNorth SERC Space
Come on out to the Student Environmental Resource Center (SERC) in bNorth to connect with environmental organizations from campus and beyond! Hear about the amazing work your peers have been working on and how you can join them! Everyone is welcome!
Seminar | September 4 | 4-5 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall
Steve Piantadosi, UC Berkeley
Human learning differs qualitatively from state of the art machine learning both in scale and power. People are able to discover much richer latent structures in data than are typically captured in statistical models. In particular, people seem able to discover algorithmically sophisticated representations, often real computational processes like computer programs. This ability can be seen in... More >
Seminar | September 4 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 3 Evans Hall
Claire Burrin, Rutgers University
Various questions concerning translation surfaces depend on counting saddle connections. For a certain class of translation surfaces, this reduces to the more general, yet more tractable problem of counting points in discrete orbits for the linear action of a lattice of SL(2,R) on the Euclidean plane. This can be done effectively, using either methods from ergodic theory or from number theory. We... More >
Lecture | September 4 | 5-7 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall
Christian Metz is Visiting Professor of German Literature and Aesthetics at Johann Goethe-University of Frankfurt, and August Feodor Lynen Fellow in German at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich; he has taught as well at Humboldt University in Berlin and the University of Tromsø in Norway. Professor Metz is the author of Poetisch denken. Die Lyrik der Gegenwart [Poetic Thinking: Lyric... More >
Orientation | September 4 | 5-6:30 p.m. | Moffitt Undergraduate Library, BCNM Commons, Room 340
Join the Berkeley Center for New Media for our annual open house!
Open to students, faculty, and staff, we invite you to visit us at the BCNM Commons to check out some of the exciting new media research taking place on campus. We look forward to introducing you to our new Director, Abigail De Kosnik, and sharing some of the incredible plans we have for the future of the Center.
We also want... More >
Special Event | September 4 | 5-6 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Room
The best way to appreciate art is to live with it!
See and learn about the Graphic Arts Loan Collection. This is framed art prints you can bring home and hang on your wall for the school year. Prints comprise a survey of movements and artists - from Impressionism to Cubism, and from Rembrandt to Miro.
Event takes place in the historic Morrison Room. A brief presentation will be followed by... More >
Note: borrowing from the Graphic Arts Loan Collection is limited to UCB students, faculty and staff and is free
Panel Discussion | September 4 | 5-6:45 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, 315, Maude Fife room
Professor Denise Dresser, Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM)
Rosemary Joyce, Professor, Anthropology, UC Berkeley
Karen Musalo, Professor, Gender & Refugee Studies, UC Hastings
Elizabeth Oglesby, Professor, Geography, University of Arizona, Tucson
Paula Worby, Ph.D, Public Health Researcher, Hesperian Health Guides
Performing Arts - Theater | September 4 | 5:30-10:30 p.m. | Durham Studio Theater (Dwinelle Hall)
The Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies will hold open auditions for its Fall 2019 student-directed workshop performances of Romeo and Juliet, Pinwheels, and FABLE. Auditions are open to all currently enrolled UC Berkeley students.
Native California Cuisine in Archaeology and Contemporary Culture: An exploration of the local Native cuisine of the San Francisco Bay Area
Panel Discussion | September 4 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Bade Museum, Pacific School of Religion
Join us in exploring the local Native cuisine and flavors of the Bay Area through a discussion and tasting of some of the many foods that Native people of the San Francisco Bay Area have eaten for thousands of years.
Tickets go on sale June 5. Buy tickets online
Information Session | September 4 | 6-8 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)
Join Riot Cal Alum and the Riot University Program team for an informational session focused on Technical Internships for Summer 2020.
We'll be sharing tips, tricks and advice to help you put together an application and prepare for interviews. You'll also hear from the engineers themselves about their career journey, projects and experience and ask the team questions!
Lecture | September 4 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Hearst Museum of Anthropology
Anthropologist Dr. Michael Polson will share observations on cannabis and its journey from cultural pollutant to purified, legal substance.
Meeting | January 14, 2015 – December 18, 2019 every Wednesday | 6:15-7:30 p.m. | 3111 Etcheverry Hall
Toastmasters has been the world leader in teaching public speaking since 1924. Meetings are an enjoyable self-paced course designed to get you up and running as a speaker in only a few months.
Film - Series | September 4 | 7 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
This program brings together short films that share an interest in exploring cinemas oneiric, disturbing, and irrational potential. Within The Blue Lobster, a lost treasure from Barranquilla, Colombia, about a foreign secret agent investigating radioactive lobsters, one can detect the roots of what would later become magic realism. Álvaro Cepeda Zamudio [and co-filmmaker Gabriel García Márquez]... More >
Applied Math Seminar: Uniformly Accurate Machine Learning Based Hydrodynamic Models for Kinetic Equations
Seminar | September 5 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall
Jiequn Han, Princeton University
A new framework is introduced for constructing interpretable and truly reliable reduced models for multi-scale problems in situations without scale separation. Hydrodynamic approximation to the kinetic equation is used as an example to illustrate the main steps and issues involved. To this end, a set of generalized moments are constructed first through an autoencoder to optimally represent the... More >
Information Session | September 5 | 11-11:30 a.m. | Online
Find out how this certificate can help you build the essential skills for effective management and make a tangible difference in your career.
Seminar | September 5 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | C210 Haas School of Business
Chen Lin, University of Hong Kong
Joint with Haas Finance Seminar
Seminar | September 5 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall
Ian Agol, Berkeley
We'll discuss representations of punctured sphere groups into SU(2) with restrictions on the holonomy of the punctures. Following Fintushel-Stern and others, these may be described by polygonal linkages. We'll then discuss some aspects of the topology of the representation varieties of these groups, including results from the thesis of Ethan Street.
Reading - Literary | September 5 | 12-12:50 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Library
English Graduate Students, Lunch Poems
Please join us for our annual Kickoff Reading, presented by the Lunch Poems series at UC Berkeley.
Sept. 5, 2019 12:10 - 12:50 pm
Morrison Library (101 Doe Library)
UC Berkeley Campus
Admission is free and open to the public
Hosted by Professor Geoffrey G. OBrien, this event will feature doctoral students from the Department of English reading their favorite poems
Also, be sure... More >
Workshop | September 5 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, "Class of '42" Room
Its no surprise that people like to approach tasks differently. Understanding your preferences and those associated with various work roles can help you make informed effective choices. This workshop uses the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator. PRE-WORK REQUIRED. Instructions for taking the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (at least 3 days in advance) will be sent in your registration confirmation.
Miscellaneous | August 29 – November 21, 2019 every Thursday | 12-1 p.m. | 5400 Berkeley Way West
Focus the mind. Foster creativity, resilience, and well-being. These meetings are free and open to faculty, staff, and students.
Seminar | September 5 | 12-1 p.m. | 3110 Etcheverry Hall
Dr. Lawrence Kuznetz, Director of Space Spinoffs Inc., Houston, Texas Consulting Company; NASA Consultant and Lecturer for Onboard Edutainment Programs with Cunard and Norwegian Cruise Lines
Abstract: Moonlanding night a personal story shaped by a dream and a passion.
How a single simple equation changed my life and led to Mission control during Apollo 11 and far beyond to the Space Shuttle, the Johnny Carson show, sports bras and designing spacesuits for Mars.
Biography: In his 50-year career, Dr. Lawrence Kuznetz has had the good fortune to be a space suit designer, mission... More >
Seminar | September 5 | 12-1:30 p.m. | C330 Haas School of Business
Matilde Bombardini, Associate Professor, Vancouver School of Economics- UBC
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 >
Lecture | September 5 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
A talk by Berkeley-based architect and designer Sara Dean, whose work intersects digital and physical realms, designing new opportunities for urban equity and environmental agency in our Anthropocene cities. Dean is assistant professor and assistant chair of the design MFA program at California College of the Arts and codirector of IF/THEN Studio. She is also chief designer at... More >
Information Session | September 5 | 12-12:45 p.m. | Online
Stan Weisner, Ph.D., M.S.W., UC Berkeley Extension
Gain an in-depth understanding of the complex and dynamic U.S. health care system. Explore key policy and ethical challenges, and learn to become a health advocate who is qualified to advise patients and their families about health care issues.
Presentation | September 5 | 12 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
A talk by Berkeley-based architect and designer Sara Dean, whose work intersects digital and physical realms, designing new opportunities for urban equity and environmental agency in our Anthropocene cities. Dean is assistant professor and assistant chair of the MFA design program at California College of the Arts and codirector of IF/THEN Studio. She is also chief designer at Modern Empathy, a... More >
Workshop | September 5 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club
Theresa McLemore, UCB HR Employee Relations Consultant; Sheila Taliafero, UCB Disability Counselor; Ann Gilbert, UCB Academic Personnel
Thinking about starting a family? This workshop will provide information on leave policies, disability benefits, use of sick/vacation time, and options on when/how to return to work after having a child for both faculty and staff employees. Enroll online.
Seminar | September 5 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building
Nitin Phadnis, The University of Utah
Information Session | September 5 | 1-1:45 p.m. | Online
Stan Weisner, Ph.D. M.S.W., UC Berkeley Extension
Learn about this fully online program that prepares you to launch a new career in health informatics or advance in your current position. Geared for both clinical and nonclinical professionals, this program provides you with the understanding of both the technology and the health care best practices so that you can succeed.
Information Session | September 5 | 1-1:30 p.m. | Online
Tom McGuire, Program Director, UC Berkeley Extension
UC Berkeley Extensions Certificate Program in Paralegal Studies</a> is a comprehensive, accelerated course of study that is designed by paralegals for paralegals and taught by practicing attorneys.
Course | September 5 | 1:30-4 p.m. | 239 Campus Shared Services (1608 4th Street, Berkeley)
This course details the process of designing Action Queries using a Microsoft Access database interface in order to manipulate values in local and external data sources. Emphasis is placed on Action Query types, Select Query conversion, and automation triggers of one or more sequential queries. Learning Objectives * Connect to local and external data sources. * Design Queries to manipulate record... More >
Free with Garden admission. Advanced registration not required
Seminar 251, Labor Seminar: "Productivity, Wages, and Sectoral Selection: Evidence from School Principals"
Seminar | September 5 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall
Seminar | September 5 | 2:30 p.m. | 132 Mulford Hall
Safa Motesharrei, Environmental Systems Scientist at the University of Maryland, will present: "Large-Scale Wind and Solar Farms in the Sahara Would Increase Rain and Vegetation." Meet the speaker and enjoy refreshments after the talk in 139 Mulford Hall. **Please note this seminar will take place one-hour earlier than the regular seminar schedule, this seminar will begin at 2:30PM.**
Social Event | September 5 | 3-5 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Kvamme Atrium & CITRIS Tech Museum
Nishita Deka, CEO, Sonera Magnetics; Jill Fuss, CTO, CinderBio; Raymond Weitekamp, CEO, polySpectra; Johnny Pujol, CEO, Simplewater; Akwasi Apori, CEO, Correlia Biosystems; Sarah Richardson, CEO, MicroByre
Join CITRIS Foundry, Cyclotron Road, and University of Californias Women in Tech Initiative (WITI) for compelling discussions with startup founders who are redefining what it means to be an entrepreneur and whose trajectories defy expectations.
Career pathways are seldom linear and hardly ever predictable, especially for scientists and engineers who want to bring their research out of the lab... More >
Presentation | September 5 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center
Dean Ackerly will be giving a State of the College presentation, followed by a Q&A session. Join CNR faculty, staff, and your fellow students to hear an overview of the college's strategic plan for the new school year and reflect on the accomplishments of the previous year.
If you will attend, please click here to RSVP by Friday, Aug. 30 so we can plan refreshments.
Seminar | September 5 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition
Samer Hattar, National Institute of Mental Health
This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH
Religious Freedom and Religious Restrictions Health Care in 2019: Bishops and Bodies - Religion and Reproductive Health Care in 2019
Panel Discussion | September 5 | 4-6 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, 315, Maude Fife
A panel discussion moderated by Lori Freedman (UCSF) and Ronit Stahl (UCB)
Lecture | September 5 | 4-6 p.m. | 10 Stephens Hall
Dipti Mathur, Chair, Advisory Board, South Asia Art Initiative; Collector, Contemporary South Asian art
A talk by Artist Rina Banerjee followed by a conversation between her and Prof. Atreyee Gupta. The conversation will be moderated by Chair, Advisory Board, South Asia Art Initiative and Collector of contemporary South Asian art collector of contemporary South Asian art, Dipti Mathur.
Workshop | September 5 | 4-5 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall
Do you need to email a professor you've never met before to ask for their help, but you don't know where to start? Have you ever written a long email to a professor, only to receive no response, or not the one you hoped? If so, this workshop is for you! We will discuss how to present yourself professionally over email to faculty and other professionals ... More >
Information Session | September 5 | 5:30-8 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)
Come join us for an info-session and tech talk. Explore the future of AI computing in engaging, informative tech talks with experts who are creating new realities with AI. One lucky winner will even walk away with an NVIDIA product!
NVIDIA has continuously reinvented itself over two decades. Our invention of the GPU in 1999 sparked the growth of the PC gaming market, redefined... More >
Film - Feature | September 5 | 7 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Trinh T. Minh-ha, Director
The homes, daily ceremonies, and ordinary living spaces of Senegal, Mali, and four other West African countries are showcased in this elegantly composed, anti-ethnographic essay film from acclaimed Berkeley-based filmmaker/theorist/professor Trinh T. Minh-ha. A film on the poetics of dwelling, as Trinhs own website puts it, Naked Spaces has little interest in the arid explanations of... More >
Lecture | September 5 | 7-10 p.m. | 131 Campbell Hall
Wren Suess, UC Berkeley
Join us on September 5th for the next installment of our Astro Night series! PhD candidate Wren Suess will talk about the history of galaxies, both in human understanding and in cosmic time.
Come to Campbell Hall on the UC Berkeley campus for a FREE night of astronomy and stargazing on the roof with our fleet of telescopes.
Social Event | September 5 | 7:30-9 p.m. | Campbell Hall
Interested in astronomy and outer space? Or do you just like looking at the stars? Either way, come join us for the Department of Astronomy star party! The evening will start with a lecture on "Galaxies Across Cosmic Time" at Campbell Hall at 7:30 p.m. Afterwards, stay for star gazing at the rooftop observatory.
Film - Documentary | September 5 | 8-8:45 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building
Pacific Coast Entomological Society, Essig Museum of Entomology
Over the course of 60 years, Lois and Charlie OBrien, two of the foremost entomologists and pioneers in their field, traveled to more than 67 countries and quietly amassed the worlds largest private collection of insects.