<< Week of September 1 >>

Friday, September 6, 2019

Composition Colloquium: Wang Lu

Colloquium | September 6 | 250 Morrison Hall

 Department of Music

Essig Brunch Seminar-Coffee Social

Seminar | September 6 | 10-11 a.m. | 1101 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Entomology, Essig Museum of

A weekly seminar series run by the Entomology Students Organization featuring local and visiting researchers presenting a wide range of entomology-related topics. Open to the public.

BIDS Forum: Information and Uncertainty in Data Science

Meeting | September 6 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 190B Doe Library

 Berkeley Institute for Data Science

The 'Information and Uncertainty in Data Science' Discussion Forum is a forum for open inquiry and discussion about a wide range of recurring data science fundamentals, including information, uncertainty, entropy, bits, probability, machine learning, generalization, and others. All interested members of the UC Berkeley, UCSF, LBL and LLNL communities are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Real Estate Seminar: Reference Points in the Housing Market: Tarun Ramadorai, Imperial College London

Seminar | September 6 | 12-1:30 p.m. | N470 Haas School of Business

 Tarun Ramadorai, Imperial College London

 Fisher Center for Real Estate & Urban Economics

Dancing for Fun and Fitness (BEUHS605)

Workshop | September 6 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 251 Hearst Gymnasium

 Nadia Qabazard

 Be Well at Work - Wellness

Fit some fun and fitness into your day with these free, beginner dance classes. Zumba will be 9/6, Samba will be 10/4, Hula / Polynesian will be 11/1, and Zumba / Samba will be 12/6. No partner required. Comfortable clothing and athletic shoes recommended.

  Register online

Thriving in Science: Six Strategies for Success

Workshop | September 6 | 1-2 p.m. | 113 César E. Chávez Student Center

 Student Learning Center

Are you interested in pursuing science at Cal? The SLC Science Program invites you to join us in this interactive workshop, where we will explore the realities of science at Cal and strategies for success. Come learn what it takes to thrive in a science major, strengthen your learning toolkit, and discover the scientist in you.

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

Observation of Room Temperature Polar Skyrmions: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | September 6 | 2-3 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. R. Ramesh, UC Berkeley, MSE and Physics

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

Complex topological configurations are a fertile playground to explore novel emergent phenomena and exotic phases in condensed-matter physics.

For example, the recent discovery of polarization vortices and the associated complex-phase coexistence and response under applied field in superlattices of (PbTiO3)n/(SrTiO3)n suggests the presence of a complex, multi-dimensional system capable of...   More >

Student Probability/PDE Seminar: KPZ Universality and Determinantal Processes II

Seminar | September 6 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Fraydoun Rezakhanlou, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Kardar-Parisi-Zhang (KPZ) universality has been rigorously verified for a number of exactly solvable models such as Hammersley-Aldous-Diaconis and exclusion processes. A key ingredient for this verification is a determinantal type representation for the correlation function. In these lectures I give an overview of the existing results and present a direct and simple proof of the determinantal...   More >

PELS/IAS Seminar

Seminar | September 6 | 3-4 p.m. | 212 Cory Hall

 Jungwon Choi, University of Minnesota

 IEEE PELS/IAS

Demand for miniaturization in power electronics systems has increased substantially. This trend is driven by applications such as electronic devices from consumer devices to electric vehicles that require smaller and lighter systems to improve their performance. However, efficiently reducing the size of power electronics systems is very challenging because of the limitations of today’s...   More >

MENA Salon: Summer in Review

Workshop | September 6 | 3-4 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Every Friday at 3:00 pm, the CMES hosts an informal guided discussion of current events in the Middle East and North Africa, open to all and free of charge. For suggested readings, visit cmes.berkeley.edu/mena-salon

Join us for the first MENA Salon of the Fall 2019 semester, as we revisit the events and themes that shaped this summer. This semester's weekly salon will be led by Britt Dawson,...   More >

Machine Learning, Archives and Special Collections

Seminar | September 6 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 107 South Hall

 Clifford Lynch

 Information, School of

The most significant near-term applications for machine learning in archives and special collections.

War and Peace, Part I: Andrei Bolkonsky

Film - Feature | September 6 | 3:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

In 1969, Roger Ebert proclaimed Sergei Bondarchuk’s 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 >

Taking Inspiration From Bulk: Molecular Electrocatalysis and Magnetization Dynamics of Heterometallic Lanthanide – Transition Metal Complexes

Seminar | September 6 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Michael Nippe, Department of Chemistry, Texas A&M University

 College of Chemistry

The first part of the presentation will introduce our methodology towards improving molecular catalysts for energy relevant conversions. We strategically introduce redox-active and slightly acidic imidazolium moieties into the secondary coordination sphere of molecular CO2 reduction electrocatalysts. Results from systematic comparative studies will be presented that strongly suggest that...   More >

Logic Colloquium: Transfinite Ramsey Theorem

Colloquium | September 6 | 4-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Antonio Montalban, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

We consider a version of the Ramsey Theorem for coloring of tuples within a finite set where the exponent is transfinite. That is, the tuples we color are gamma-large for some ordinal gamma. As in Ramsey theorem we ask: How large should a finite set of numbers be to ensure that, for all colorings of the gamma-large tuples with a certain finite number of colors, there exists a homogeneous set that...   More >

Writing for Print: Publishing and the Making of Textual Authority in Late Imperial China

Colloquium | September 6 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Suyoung Son, Assistant Professor of Asian Studies, Cornell University

 Ling Hon Lam, Associate Professor, East Asian Languages and Cultures, University of California, Berkeley

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

This talk examines the widespread practice of self-publishing by writers in late imperial China, focusing on two seventeenth-century literati-cum-publishers, Zhang Chao in Yangzhou and Wang Zhuo in Hangzhou. By giving due weight to the writers as active agents in increasing the influence of print, it explores the intricate relationships between manuscript tradition and print convention, peer...   More >

Pricing Data Science for Uber Eats

Seminar | September 6 | 4 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Feras El Zarwi, Uber

 Institute of Transportation Studies

Uber's Feras El Zarwi will present Pricing Data Science for Uber Eats on Sept. 6, 2019 at 4 p.m. in 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building at the ITS Transportation Seminar.

Student Arithmetic Geometry Seminar: The fundamental theorem of projective geometry over finite fields

Seminar | September 6 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Martin Olsson, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

In earlier work Lieblich and I proved a rational version of the fundamental theorem of projective geometry for spaces over infinite fields. In this talk I will explain a probabilistic variant, due to Will Sawin, for projective spaces over finite fields.

Student Arithmetic Geometry Seminar: The fundamental theorem of projective geometry over finite fields

Seminar | September 6 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Martin Olsson, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

In earlier work Lieblich and I proved a rational version of the fundamental theorem of projective geometry for spaces over infinite fields. In this talk I will explain a probabilistic variant, due to Will Sawin, for projective spaces over finite fields.

BIO Bears Oakland First Friday Meetup

Social Event | September 6 | 5-9 p.m. |  Savio Steps

 Map

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Oakland First Fridays is an all-inclusive, safe, and community-driven celebration that includes artists, performers, food vendors, musicians, and more! Come meet other international students and see what the East Bay is all about!

We will meet at Savio Steps at 5 p.m., and then walk down Telegraph to take the #6 bus to Oakland.

RSVP here to...   More >

IXL Learning Info-Sessions

Information Session | September 6 | 6-7 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Learn how IXL is advancing education through online technology! Join IXL’ers as they talk about their experiences post graduation, why they chose to work in Edtech, and how you can join our team.

About IXL Learning:

At IXL Learning, we’re passionate about creating the best educational technology possible. We look beyond the specific problems of today to see the bigger picture, with the...   More >

Tycho: with guest: Poolside

Performing Arts - Music | September 6 | 6:30 p.m. |  Hearst Greek Theatre

 Another Planet Entertainment

Tycho – the Grammy nominated electronic music project led by primary composer Scott Hansen – unveils a wholly new iteration of sound with the release of their fifth studio album, Weather, via Mom + Pop Music x Ninja Tune.

  Buy tickets online

War and Peace, Part II: Natasha Rostova

Film - Feature | September 6 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

The second part of Bondarchuk’s epic adaptation opens in 1807 as Napoleon and Tsar Alexander negotiate in Tilsit. Meanwhile, far from the world of politics, young Natasha attends a grand ball, waltzes with Prince Andrei, and is soon engaged to him. However, his protracted absence leaves the emotionally volatile Natasha vulnerable. The film features a remarkable wolf-hunting sequence where...   More >

Saturday, September 7, 2019

Career Clinic: Finding a New Career Direction: Steps to Finding Work You Love

Lecture | September 7 | 9 a.m.-3 p.m. | UC Berkeley Extension (Golden Bear Center), Room 204

 Rebecca Andersen, Career Services at the UC Berkeley Information School; RuthAnn Haffke, UC Berkeley School of Public Health

 UC Berkeley Extension

Do you feel like you are in a rut in your career and long to do something that feels more fulfilling, even if you have no idea what that might be? Do you know you're in the wrong job but feel stuck by fear or self-doubt when you think about trying to make a change?

This workshop is tailored to help you find direction and outline steps to find (and achieve!) work you love.

In advance of the...   More >

$50 $50 plus Strengthfinder Assessment

  Register online

Sick Plant Clinic

Special Event | February 4, 2017 – December 7, 2019 the first Saturday of the month every month with exceptions | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join the Garden for our monthly Sick Plant Clinic and find out which diseases ail your plants. Entomologists are also available to identify the pests that are living in your plants too! Please cover plants and disease samples in containers or bags before entering the Garden.

BERKELEY CLINIC DIAGNOSES RESIDENTS' PLANTS
Lauren Reed-Guy, Chronicle Staff Writer
San Francisco Chronicle June...   More >

Family Workshop: Hemp Bracelets

Workshop | September 7 | 11 a.m.-2 p.m. |  Hearst Museum of Anthropology

 Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

Join this month’s Family Workshop at the Hearst Museum! Make your own hemp bracelet and learn about hemp’s rich history. This is a drop-in workshop for all ages. Bring the whole family for this activity included free with museum admission.

  RSVP online

War and Peace, Part I: Andrei Bolkonsky

Film - Feature | September 7 | 12 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

In 1969, Roger Ebert proclaimed Sergei Bondarchuk’s 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 >

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

War and Peace, Part II: Natasha Rostova

Film - Feature | September 7 | 3:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

The second part of Bondarchuk’s epic adaptation opens in 1807 as Napoleon and Tsar Alexander negotiate in Tilsit. Meanwhile, far from the world of politics, young Natasha attends a grand ball, waltzes with Prince Andrei, and is soon engaged to him. However, his protracted absence leaves the emotionally volatile Natasha vulnerable. The film features a remarkable wolf-hunting sequence where...   More >

War and Peace, Part III: The Year 1812

Film - Feature | September 7 | 6 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

In Part III of War and Peace, the emphasis is on the war: it is 1812 and Napoleon’s armies are crossing into Russia. Nobles discuss politics at their opulent tables as violence rages elsewhere. Pierre visits the battlefield as a casual observer and finds himself in the midst of chaos, while Andrei rediscovers his love of life through yet another brush with death. Bondarchuk moves between the...   More >

War and Peace, Part IV: Pierre Bezukhov

Film - Feature | September 7 | 7:45 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

As Part IV begins, the Russian army is in retreat, and Moscow soon goes up in flames. Pierre is drawn fully into the conflict at last; taken prisoner, he is witness to new cruelties. Andrei and Natasha reach a kind of peace, and as war recedes and Moscow rebuilds, life and love begin again. The series concludes where it started, with the words: “If evil men are linked with one another and are...   More >

Exhibits and Ongoing Events

The Life and Career of Kaneji Domoto

Exhibit - Multimedia | August 19 – December 16, 2019 every day | 210 Wurster Hall

 Environmental Design, College of

This exhibition explores the complex story behind the only American Japanese architect and landscape architect at Frank Lloyd Wright’s Usonian community, in Westchester County, New York in 1944.

The Languages of Berkeley: An Online Exhibition

Exhibit - Multimedia | September 1, 2019 – August 31, 2020 every day |  Free Speech Movement Cafe (Moffitt Library)

 Library, Berkeley Language Center

Celebrates the magnificent diversity of languages that advance research, teaching, and learning at the University of California, Berkeley. It is the point of embarkation for an exciting sequential exhibit that will build on one post per week, showcasing an array of digitized works in the original language chosen by those who work with these languages on a daily basis - librarians, professors,...   More >

You Are On Indian Land: There There (On the Same Page 2019): An Exhibit of Library Collections relating to the Native American community of Oakland

Exhibit - Multimedia | August 26, 2019 – January 31, 2020 every day | Moffitt Undergraduate Library, 3rd floor

 Library

Tommy Orange's debut novel, There There, is this year's On the Same Page program reading. The entire campus community is encouraged to read the book and participate in classes and events this Fall.

“Orange’s debut is an ambitious meditation on identity and its broken alternatives, on myth filtered through the lens of time and poverty and urban life. Its many short chapters are told through a...   More >

 Show UCB ID to enter Moffitt Library

Dinosaurs in Motion

Exhibit - Sculpture | July 22 – September 2, 2019 every day | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

Dinosaurs in Motion is an amazing blend of science, art, and innovation using 14 magnificent, fully interactive, anatomically inspired, recycled life-size metal dinosaur sculptures to engage and educate like never before!

Pleasure, Poison, Prescription, Prayer: The Worlds of Mind-Altering Substances

Exhibit - Artifacts | March 15 – December 15, 2019 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Hearst Museum of Anthropology

 Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

If you sip a cup of coffee, are you on drugs? If you try psychedelics, are you committing a crime? If you have a sweet tooth, are you a sugar addict?


Since the beginning of human existence, peoples of the world have altered their minds with countless plant-based substances. They have done so for many reasons, ranging from pleasure to health to ceremony, with effects both harmful and benign,...   More >

Art Wall: Carlos Amorales

Exhibit - Painting | March 27 – October 13, 2019 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

In this new commission for the BAMPFA Art Wall, entitled Ghost Demonstration, Amorales draws from the multiple histories of mural art in Mexico, the political demonstrations that occurred in Berkeley in the 1960s (as well as more recent events), and protests in the United Kingdom in the 1980s. In order to make this monumental mural, the artist used stencils of slogans from Berkeley protest...   More >

Unlimited: Recent Gifts from the William Goodman and Victoria Belco Photography Collection

Exhibit - Photography | March 27 – September 1, 2019 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

This exhibition celebrates a major gift of photography, donated over a period of several years, from Berkeley collectors William Goodman and Victoria Belco in memory of their daughter Teresa Goodman. While the exhibition features some historical photographs, such as pictures by the early twentieth-century French photographer Jacques-Henri Lartigue (most of whose work was made between the ages of...   More >

Photographs by Ken Light: American Stories

Exhibit - Photography | August 28, 2019 – May 15, 2020 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | Stephens Hall, Townsend Center, 220 Stephens

 Townsend Center for the Humanities, Journalism, Graduate School of

In an exhibition of selected works from the past five decades, documentary photographer Ken Light probes social and political issues in America.

 Viewing hours are generally Monday-Friday, 9 am to 4 pm. The exhibit is located in a space also used for events. Please contact the Townsend Center to confirm availability.

Guided Tours: Strange

Exhibit - Multimedia | September 4 – November 27, 2019 every Wednesday | 12:15 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Explore the spirit of Surrealism with a guided tour of Strange, which features a diverse array of works from the BAMPFA collection invoking the improbable, uncanny, mysterious, and miraculous.

Five Tables of Honest Work

Exhibit - Multimedia | September 5 | 4-7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Slow down—men and women at work! Rubbernecking is encouraged in this study center viewing. Works on display include a photograph of female Czechoslovakian beet field workers by Margaret Bourke-White; images of peddlers and storekeepers selling chicken (a 1948 Shanghai photograph by Jack Birns), firewood (an album leaf by Kono Bairei), and mustard (a Whistler etching); an 1863 Indian sketch of a...   More >