<< Week of November 03 >>

Sunday, November 3, 2019

Women's Basketball vs. Vanguard

Sport - Intercollegiate - Basketball | November 3 |  Haas Pavilion

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Women's Basketball hosts Vanguard at Haas Pavilion.

The Judge

Film - Documentary | November 3 |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Judge Kholoud Al-Faqih became the first female appointed to any of the Middle East’s Shari’a courts in 2009, challenging longstanding traditions and customs regarding women’s roles in society. Constantly battling controversy over her position, Al-Faqih offers guidance, mentorship, and support both in and outside the courts. In this intimate portrait, “we get to see Al-Faqih in her office-like...   More >

Pine Needle Basketry with Judith Thomas

Workshop | November 3 | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Judith Thomas, weaver and Waldorf handwork teacher will instruct students how to source materials and craft a pine needle basket. Learn how to work with pine needles to create a small coiled basket, using a needle and waxed linen to bind the bundles of needles together. A perfect activity for the fall. Pack a lunch to enjoy in the beautiful Garden setting during the break! All levels welcome.

$85 / $75 Garden Members

  Register online

Fall Free Family Day

Special Event | November 3 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

11 AM–3 PM: Art Making, Gallery Tours, Storytelling with Special Guests, and Library on Wheels
11:45 AM & 1:15 PM: Puppet Show: Chanticleer the Rooster
3 PM: Family Matinee: Short Films by Sally Cruikshank

Make art inspired by BAMPFA exhibitions.
Explore the galleries with family-oriented tours.
Enjoy an interactive performance of Chanticleer the Rooster by Magical Moonshine Puppet...   More >

Women's Soccer vs. ASU

Sport - Intercollegiate - Soccer | November 3 | 12 p.m. |  Edwards Track Stadium

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Women's Soccer hosts ASU in conference action at Edwards Stadium.

NaNoWriMo 2019: Come Write In at Doe Library

Special Event | November 3 – December 1, 2019 every Sunday | 1-4 p.m. | Doe Library, Room 180 Doe

 Library

National Novel Writing Month – Celebrate 20 Years of Creativity at Doe Library!

Have you ever thought about writing a novel but just didn’t think you had the time? Join fellow writers during the month of November at Doe Library and let your creativity shine!

 The Library attempts to offer programs in accessible, barrier-free settings. If you think you may require disability-related accommodations, please contact Shannon Monroe at least two weeks prior to the event at smonroe@berkeley.edu

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

Free Screening: Films by Sally Cruikshank

Film - Series | November 3 | 3 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Intrigued by the idea of seeing her drawings move, Sally Cruikshank learned to animate while in college. Her love of surreal 1930s cartoons, as well as her desire to make her own amusement park, is evident in her wildly colorful and wonderfully detailed films. The psychedelic Quasi at the Quackadero, named to the National Film Registry in 2009, and other exuberant vehicles star a recurring cast...   More >

The Judge

Film - Feature | November 3 | 5 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Judge Kholoud Al-Faqih became the first female appointed to any of the Middle East’s Shari’a courts in 2009, challenging longstanding traditions and customs regarding women’s roles in society. Constantly battling controversy over her position, Al-Faqih offers guidance, mentorship, and support both in and outside the courts. In this intimate portrait, “we get to see Al-Faqih in her office-like...   More >

The Wind Will Carry Us: (Bad mara khahad bourd) (Le vent nous emportera)

Film - Feature | November 3 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Kiarostami’s film of plainspoken poetry is blatantly allegorical in its messages yet mysterious and marvelous in its rhythms. A man identified as an engineer arrives in Siah Dareh, a Kurdish village growing out of the side of a hill. “If anyone asks, say we’re looking for treasure,” he advises his unseen crew; in fact they are here to record a mourning ritual, for a death expected any day. But in...   More >

The Wind Will Carry Us: (Bad mara khahad bourd) (Le vent nous emportera)

Film - Feature | November 3 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Kiarostami’s film of plainspoken poetry is blatantly allegorical in its messages yet mysterious and marvelous in its rhythms. A man identified as an engineer arrives in Siah Dareh, a Kurdish village growing out of the side of a hill. “If anyone asks, say we’re looking for treasure,” he advises his unseen crew; in fact they are here to record a mourning ritual, for a death expected any day. But in...   More >

Monday, November 4, 2019

Graduate Student Seminar

Seminar | November 4 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 489 Minor Hall

 Sanam Mozaffari, Roorda Lab; Vincent Nieto, Fleiszig-Evans Lab

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Eduardo R. Miranda: Artificial Intelligence Music with Biocomputing

Performing Arts - Music | November 4 | 12-1 p.m. |  McEnerney Hall (1750 Arch St.)

 Center for New Music & Audio Technologies

Professor Eduardo R. Miranda

The Interdisciplinary Centre for Computer Music Research (ICCMR)
The University of Plymouth, UK

Artificial Intelligence Music with Biocomputing

Structural Engineering, Mechanics and Materials Seminar: Optimization Under Uncertainty for Design, Materials, and Large-Scale Computing

Seminar | November 4 | 12-1 p.m. | 502 Davis Hall

 James R. Stewart, Computational Sciences & Math Sandia National Laboratories

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

This presentation highlights the many ways that optimization is used to support multiscale, multiphysics modeling and simulation. Examples include design and topology optimization, as well as PDE-constrained optimization and Bayesian inference for estimating material properties or input model parameters. In the context of additive manufacturing, the materials themselves become part of the design...   More >

speaker

Kabir in Song: Padmashri Prahlad Singh Tipanya and the Kabir Ensemble singing religious poetry from North India

Lecture | November 4 | 12-2 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Prahlad Singh Tipanya

 Nora Melnikova, Lecturer – Hindi, Department of South and Southeast Asian Studies

 Linda Hess, Kabir scholar and former professor in the Department of Religious Studies at Stanford University

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

Please join us for an afternoon of North India devotional music by Padmashri Prahlad Singh Tipanya and his folk ensemble as they sing the poetry of the famous nirgun-bhakti poet Kabir, the great iconoclastic mystic of 15th-century North India, in the vigorous and joyful folk style of Madhya Pradesh’s Malwa region.

Trade Lunch: "The Welfare Consequences of Urban Renewal: Evidence from the Mumbai Mills Redevelopment"

Seminar | November 4 | 12:05-1 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Nick Tsivanidis, University of California, Berkeley

 Department of Economics

Combinatorics Seminar: Partition identities of Capparelli and Primc

Seminar | November 4 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Jehanne Dousse, CNRS et Universite Lyon I

 Department of Mathematics

A partition of a positive integer n is a non-increasing sequence of positive integers whose sum is n. A Rogers-Ramanujan type identity is a theorem stating that for all n, the number of partitions of n satisfying some difference conditions equals the number of partitions of n satisfying some congruence conditions. In the 1980's, Lepowsky and Wilson established a connection between the...   More >

Political Economy Seminar

Seminar | November 4 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Marco Tabellini, Professor, Harvard

 Department of Economics

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

BIDS Forum: Statistics and Machine Learning Forum

Lecture | November 4 | 1:30-2:30 p.m. | 190 Doe Library

 Berkeley Institute for Data Science

Full details about this meeting will be posted here: https://bids.berkeley.edu/events.

War in Raqqa: Rhetoric vs. Reality

Special Event | October 22 – December 20, 2019 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 2-5 p.m. |  2224 Piedmont (Center for Digital Archaeology )

 Human Rights Center

Experience photographs, videos, open source investigations, and 360° Virtual Reality that document the assault on Raqqa, Syria by coalition forces in 2017. The show draws on Amnesty International's investigations, supported by students in UC Berkeley's Human Rights Investigations Lab and the Digital Verification Corps worldwide. Immerse yourself in video, testimonials, satellite imagery and maps...   More >

Andreas Floer Memorial Lecture: From pseudo-rotations to holomorphic curves

Lecture | November 4 | 2:30-3:30 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Viktor Ginzburg, UC Santa Cruz

 Department of Mathematics

On the conceptual level, the roots of a big part of modern symplectic topology can be easily traced back to the original work of Floer, and this talk is no exception. The main theme of the talk is the dynamics of Hamiltonian pseudo-rotations, i.e., Hamiltonian diffeomorphisms with minimal number of periodic points. This is an interesting and important class of maps and there is a strong relation,...   More >

Differential Geometry Seminar: Minimal surfaces via Allen-Cahn

Seminar | November 4 | 3-4 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Christos Mantoulidis, MIT

 Department of Mathematics

We will survey the construction of minimal surfaces (critical points of the area functional) as limits of solutions of the Allen-Cahn equation, $\epsilon ^2 \Delta u = u^3 - u$, with $\epsilon \to 0$. We will focus on Allen-Cahn solutions that arise from min-max constructions, and we'll discuss properties of the corresponding minimal surfaces. Part of this talk is joint work with Otis Chodosh.

Fall Division meeting of the Academic Senate

Meeting | November 4 | 3-5 p.m. |  Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center

 Oliver O'Reilly, Academic Senate

 Academic Senate

A regular business meeting of the Berkeley Division of the Academic Senate. The notice will be posted on the webpage prior to the meeting.

 Non-Senate seating is limited.

Global Internships Info Session

Information Session | November 4 | 3-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge

 Berkeley Study Abroad

If you've ever wanted to intern abroad, now is your chance! Come to a Global Internships info session to learn more about the professional opportunities available in 13 global cities.

At the info sessions, we'll be answering your questions about where you can go, how the internship placements works, and the application deadline.

Hope to see you there!

Probabilistic Operator Algebra Seminar: A Survey of Bi-free Extremes

Seminar | November 4 | 3-5 p.m. | Evans Hall, 736 Evans

 Jun-Chau Wang, University of Saskatchewan

 Department of Mathematics

We will review the recent results from the paper "Bi-free extreme values" (arXiv:1811.10007), and discuss further some open problems in bi-free harmonic analysis.

Arithmetic Geometry and Number Theory RTG Seminar: On the Kudla-Rapoport conjecture

Seminar | November 4 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Chao Li, Columbia

 Department of Mathematics

The Kudla-Rapoport conjecture predicts a precise identity between the arithmetic intersection numbers of special cycles on unitary Rapoport-Zink spaces and the derivatives of local representation densities of hermitian forms. It is a key local ingredient to establish the arithmetic Siegel-Weil formula, relating the height of generating series of special cycles on Shimura varieties to the...   More >

Anil Aswani — Optimization Hierarchy for Fair Statistical Decision Problems

Seminar | November 4 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 1174 Etcheverry Hall

 Anil Aswani, University of California, Berkeley

 Industrial Engineering & Operations Research

Abstract: Data-driven decision-making has drawn scrutiny from policy makers due to fears of potential discrimination, and a growing literature has begun to develop fair statistical techniques. However, these techniques are often specialized to one model context and based on ad-hoc arguments, which makes it difficult to perform theoretical analysis. This paper develops an optimization hierarchy...   More >

The Lord of the Rings: structural mechanism of a DNA polymerase sliding clamp loader

Seminar | November 4 | 4-5 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Brian Kelch, University of Massachusetts Medical School

 College of Chemistry

The sliding clamp Proliferating Cell Nuclear Antigen (PCNA) is a central regulator of genomic integrity and cell proliferation pathways in all eukaryotes. PCNA is a ring-shaped complex that encircles and slides along DNA, serving as an essential cofactor of DNA polymerases and scores of other proteins to coordinate DNA replication with numerous cellular processes. PCNA is installed on DNA by a...   More >

Northern California Symplectic Geometry Seminar: Systoles, Special Lagrangians, and Bridgeland stability conditions

Seminar | November 4 | 4-5 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Yu-Wei Fan, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

We propose a question that naturally generalizes Loewner’s torus systolic inequality from the perspective of Calabi-Yau geometry: Is the square of the minimum volume of special Lagrangians in a Calabi-Yau manifold bounded above by the total vol- ume of the Calabi-Yau? We introduce the categorical analogues of systole and volume in terms of Bridgeland stability conditions, which enables us to...   More >

On Lyric Erring: The Weak Position in Arkadii Dragomoshchenko

Lecture | November 4 | 4-6 p.m. | B-4 Dwinelle Hall

 Ivan Sokolov, Graduate Student, Slavic, UC Berkeley

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

The fourth lecture in the Fall 2019 Slavic Graduate Colloquium Series.

The Order I Live In: An Indoor Urban Symphony With Co-Director Francisco Cruces: Film Screening and Live Q&A

Film - Documentary | November 4 | 4-6 p.m. |  2334 Bowditch (Center for Latin American Studies)

 Center for Latin American Studies

Cities have been narrated from manifold perspectives, but rarely from the inside. This ethnographic documentary on contemporary urban life highlights the voices of 20 people in Madrid, Mexico City, and Montevideo.

Promotional image for "The Order I Live In." (Image courtesy of Francisco Cruces.)

Winners and Losers?: The Effect of Gaining and Losing Access to Selective Colleges on Education and Labor Market Outcomes

Colloquium | November 4 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Berkeley Way West, Room 1102, Berkeley Way West (2121 Berkeley Way, Berkeley, CA 94720)

 Jesse Rothstein, University of California, Berkeley; Department of Economics and Goldman School of Public Policy

 Graduate School of Education

(Joint with Sandra Black and Jeffrey Denning)

College admissions processes are fundamentally a question of tradeoffs: given capacity, admitting one student means rejecting another. Research to date has generally estimated average effects of college selectivity, and has been unable to distinguish between the gains to students gaining access and the losses to students losing access. We use the...   More >

The Technology Politics of Mechanizing Crops: Insights from California Agriculture, 1945-1985

Seminar | November 4 | 4-5 p.m. | Morgan Hall, Morgan Lounge

 Patrick Baur, Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management, UC Berkeley; Alastair Iles, Associate Professor, Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management, UC Berkeley

 Berkeley Food Institute, Center for Diversified Farming Systems

This is the age of agricultural robots. Media outlets from the Los Angeles Times to The New Yorker are publishing articles on new robotic advances. The contemporary fascination with robots, artificial intelligence, ‘big data’, and other Silicon-Valley-inspired technology is rooted in a long history of framing automation as natural and inevitable. For the past century, the...   More >

Redesigning CMOS Electronics: What, Why and How?

Seminar | November 4 | 4-5 p.m. | Cory Hall, Wang Room (531 Cory Hall)

 Muhammad Mustafa Hussain, Professor, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

We have devised an effective heterogeneous integration strategy based on mature and reliable CMOS technology only to integrate hybrid materials and diverse set of devices for multi-disciplinary applications.

Analysis and PDE Seminar: A tale of two resolvent estimates

Seminar | November 4 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Jared Wunsch, Northwestern University

 Department of Mathematics

I will discuss two new results concerning the best of resolvent estimates and the worst of resolvent estimates. In the former, case, that of nontrapping obstacles or metrics, we have obtained (in joint work with Galkowski and Spence) optimal, dynamically determined, constants in the standard non-trapping estimate for the (chopped off) resolvent. In the latter case, that of obstacles or metrics...   More >

Commercializing Advanced Materials: SLAM Seminar Series

Seminar | November 4 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Ajay Virkar, Co-Founder, Chief Technological Officer, C3Nano

 QB3 - California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences

In this talk, C3Nano’s progression from a university spin-out into a fully operational advanced materials company with the industry’s leading technology, a global foot-print, and a successful track record for commercialization of various products, will be discussed.

Ajay completed BS in Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering at the University of Illinois and his PhD under the guidance of...   More >

Worker's Rights and the Promise of Medicare for All

Panel Discussion | November 4 | 6-7:30 p.m. | 300 Wheeler Hall

 Laurel Lucia, Healthcare Program Director, UC Berkeley Labor Center; Dr. Uma Tadepalli, MD, Member, Physicians for a National Health Plan; Michelle Segretario, Member, United Auto Workers 2865 & Department of Italian Studies; Jasmine Ruddy, Medicare for All Team Lead, California Nurses Association; Melvin Mackay, President, International Longshore and Warehouse Union Local 10

 Perrie Briskin, Head Steward, United Auto Workers 2865 & Haas School of Business & School of Public Health

 United Auto Workers 2865

Join UAW 2865 for an exciting panel with healthcare experts, healthcare workers, and workers in other industries on what healthcare reform would mean for workers!

"For Sama" Screening

Film - Documentary | November 4 | 6:15 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, Booth Auditorium

 Human Rights Center

For Sama is an intimate and epic journey into the female experience of war. A love letter from a young mother to her daughter, the film documents Waad Al-Kateab's life through the uprising in Aleppo, Syria, as she falls in love, gets married, and gives birth. The screening will be
followed by a Q&A with the filmmakers—currently touring with Frontline's international release of this...   More >

Unraveling the Dark Matter Mystery: In Theory and Experiment

Lecture | November 4 | 6:30-8 p.m. | 3 LeConte Hall

 Matt Pyle, Professor, Department of Physics; Sinéad Griffin, Staff Scientist, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab

 Science@Cal

Join us for a conversation between a Theorist and an Experimentalist, both pursuing the search for Dark Matter.

What is dark matter? For decades, firm astronomical evidence from observations of stars and galaxies has indicated that most of the matter in the universe cannot be seen directly in telescopes. Instead, this matter must be observed indirectly through its gravitational pull on the...   More >

Gravitational lensing studies of the Bullet Cluster are claimed to provide the best evidence to date for the existence of dark matter.

ATC Lecture — Guy Hoffman, "Transience, Replication, and the Paradox of Social Robotics"

Colloquium | November 4 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Osher Theater

 Guy Hoffman, Robotics Researcher, Cornell University

 Center for New Media, CITRIS and the Banatao Institute, Center for New Music and Audio Technologies (CNMAT), Arts + Design

As we continue to develop social robots designed for connectedness, we struggle with paradoxes related to authenticity, transience, and replication. In this talk, I will attempt to link together 15 years of experience designing social robots with 100-year-old texts on transience, replication, and the fear of dying. Can there be meaningful relationships with robots who do not suffer natural decay?...   More >

Transience, Replication, and the Paradox of Social Robotics

Lecture | November 4 | 6:30-8 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Guy Hoffman

 Arts + Design

Presented by the Berkeley Center for New Media

Guy Hoffman, Robotics Researcher, Cornell University

As we continue to develop social robots designed for connectedness, we struggle with paradoxes related to authenticity, transience, and replication. In this talk, Cornell University robotics researcher Guy Hoffman links his fifteen years of experience designing social robots with...   More >

Heart Chan Meditation

Course | September 23 – November 11, 2019 every Monday | 7-8:30 p.m. |  Anthony Hall

Heart Chan, Heart Chan at Berkeley

 Heart Chan

Start the journey for Heart Chan Meditation
seeking harmony of mind, body, spirit
gain true wisdom and joy from your inner self
make meditation part of your modern daily life.

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Garden Closed

Miscellaneous | January 1 – December 3, 2019 the first Tuesday of the month every month |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

The garden is closed on the first and third Tuesday of every month.

EHS 403 RUA On-Boarding

Course | November 5 | 10:30-11:30 a.m. | 370 University Hall

 JS

 Office of Environment, Health & Safety

Seminar 217, Risk Management: CANCELLED

Seminar | November 5 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Speaker: CANCELED, UC Berkeley

 Consortium for Data Analytics in Risk

Molecular and epigenetic programs defining tumors-specific T cell differentiation and dysfunction

Seminar | November 5 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center

 Andrea Schietinger, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Making the Complex Simple: Exploring New Amine Chemical Space via Unusual Reactive Intermediates

Seminar | November 5 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Jen Schomaker, Department of Chemistry, University of Wisconsin Madison

 College of Chemistry

The need for efficient access to molecules of importance to human health drives the development of innovative synthetic methods. Our group has had a long-standing interest in exploring stereochemically complex molecular space not well-represented in typical drug screening libraries. This had led to new methods to transform simple precursors into densely functionalized amines, azetidines,...   More >

WASH Benefits: Randomized, controlled trials to evaluate the individual and combined impacts of water, sanitation, hygiene, and nutritional interventions on diarrhea and stunting in children in low-income, rural settings.

Lecture | November 5 | 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 5101 Berkeley Way West

 Lauren Goldstein

 Public Health, School of

Jack Colford, MD PhD, Professor of Epidemiology, will present on UC Berkeley being the coordinating center for two recent large (total N=13,797) randomized, controlled, factorial 7-arm trials in Bangladesh and Kenya supported by the Gates Foundation (the WASH BENEFITS studies) (1,2).  The trials were designed to investigate the effects of basic water, hygiene, sanitation, and nutrition...   More >

Updated UC Berkeley branded Wordpress theme

Meeting | November 5 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 105 Doe Library

 Leta Negandhi, Web Developer, Public Affairs

 Webnet

Student Faculty Macro Lunch - "The Aggregate Labor Supply Curve at the Extensive Margin: A Reservation Wedge Approach"

Presentation | November 5 | 12-1 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Benjamin Schoefer, UCB

 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 November 1.

LinkedIN II: Maximize Your Online Professional Presence

Workshop | November 5 | 12-1 p.m. | 198 University Hall

 Human Resources

Make sure your LinkedIN profile is serving you by understanding what your readers look for. This hands-on workshop is a chance to incorporate tips from a UC Berkeley recruiter. We encourage you to bring a tablet, laptop or smart phone.

Mapping the East Bay's Long Lost History

Lecture | November 5 | 12-1 p.m. | UC Berkeley Extension (Golden Bear Center), room 208

 Liam O'Donoghue, journalist, historian and podcast host, East Bay Yesterday

 UC Berkeley Extension

Every day we watch the landscape of the Bay Area - from historic buildings to natural environs - change before our eyes. Journalist and historian, Liam O'Donoghue, tracks these changes on a historical map called, "Long Lost Oakland," featuring some of the most impressive features of the local landscape that no longer exist: Piedmont Baths, a swimming complex with hot tubs, pools and a café; Idora...   More >

 FREE. Register online

Matrix On Point: The Trump Impeachment

Panel Discussion | November 5 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 820 Barrows Hall

 Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean, Berkeley Law; Robert Reich, Chancellor's Professor of Public Policy, Goldman School of Public Policy

 Social Science Matrix

With the 2020 general elections looming, the nominee for the Democratic Party undetermined, and a defiant and volatile president at the helm, the impeachment inquiry is sure to heat up in the weeks ahead. Join us on November 5 for a discussion about the Trump impeachment featuring Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean of Berkeley Law, and Robert Reich, Chancellor's Professor of Public Policy.

  RSVP online

Dean Erwin Chemerinsky and Professor Robert Reich

Grief, Loss and the Healing Process During the Holidays (BEUHS186)

Workshop | November 5 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club

 Cheryl Krauter, MFT

 Be Well at Work - Elder Care Program

There is no grief like the grief that does not speak -- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

This can be a tough time of year for those who are dealing with aging and illness ... not only for them but for their partners, families, friends and communities. The pressure to celebrate, to be happy and full of joy can be exhausting. How do we meet grief and loss with authenticity and compassion so that the...   More >

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.

Narrow Path to a New NAFTA: Will USMCA Pass in 2019, 2020, or Never?

Colloquium | November 5 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Christopher Sands, Johns Hopkins University

 Canadian Studies Program (CAN)), Public Law and Policy Program

The United States Mexico Canada Agreement was negotiated before the 2018 Mexican elections, then approved by the Mexican Congress. In 2019 Canadians went to the polls and re-elected Prime Minister Justin Trudeau whose Liberals are credited with managing relations with Washington and salvaging Canada's market aceess to the United States and Mexico. Now, as the US Congress considers when to start...   More >

Space Physics Seminar

Seminar | September 17 – December 3, 2019 every Tuesday | 1-2 p.m. | 325 LeConte Hall

 Space Sciences Laboratory (SSL)

Seminar 218, Psychology and Economics: Family Formation and Crime

Seminar | November 5 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Maxim Massenkoff, University of California, Berkeley

 Department of Economics

H-1B Workshop

Workshop | November 5 | 2-4 p.m. | International House, Sproul Rooms

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

The main focus of this workshop are general H-1B eligibility requirements, eligible professional occupations, application process, and timing concerns.

Topics covered:
H-1B eligibility criteria
Types of jobs appropriate for H-1B
Minimum salary requirements
Employer's role
Application timing challenges
Options for F/J students/scholars

Global Internships Info Session

Information Session | November 5 | 2-4 p.m. | 105 César E. Chávez Student Center

 Berkeley Study Abroad

If you've ever wanted to intern abroad, now is your chance! Come to a Global Internships info session to learn more about the professional opportunities available in 13 global cities.

At the info sessions, we'll be answering your questions about where you can go, how the internship placements works, and the application deadline.

Hope to see you there!

War in Raqqa: Rhetoric vs. Reality

Special Event | October 22 – December 20, 2019 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 2-5 p.m. |  2224 Piedmont (Center for Digital Archaeology )

 Human Rights Center

Experience photographs, videos, open source investigations, and 360° Virtual Reality that document the assault on Raqqa, Syria by coalition forces in 2017. The show draws on Amnesty International's investigations, supported by students in UC Berkeley's Human Rights Investigations Lab and the Digital Verification Corps worldwide. Immerse yourself in video, testimonials, satellite imagery and maps...   More >

New Directions in Bangladesh Studies: Recent Scholarship and New Publications

Panel Discussion | November 5 | 3-7 p.m. | 10 Stephens Hall

 Poulomi Saha, Assistant Professor of English, UC Berkeley; Nusrat S. Chowdhury, Associate Professor of Anthropology, Amherst College; Tariq Omar Ali, Associate Professor, Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University

 Charles Hirschkind, Associate Professor of Anthropology, UC Berkeley

 Abhishek Kaicker, Assistant Professor of History, UC Berkeley

 Julia Bryan-Wilson, Professor of Art History, UC Berkeley

 Institute for South Asia Studies, The Subir & Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies, Department of English, Masters of Development Practice, Department of Gender and Women's Studies, Department of Anthropology, Department of Economics, Department of History

A panel discussion on recent scholarship on Bangladesh-related studies with Nusrat S. Chowdhury, Tariq Omar Ali, and Poulomi Saha.

How to Email a Professor to Get a Positive Response: Workshop

Workshop | November 5 | 3-4 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Leah Carroll, Haas Scholars Program Manager/Advisor, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

 Office of Undergraduate Research

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 >

Harmonic Analysis and Differential Equations Student Seminar: Semiclassical resolvent bound for compactly supported Hölder continuous potentials

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

 Jacob Shapiro, ANU

 Department of Mathematics

We prove a weighted resolvent estimate for the semiclassical Schrödinger operator $-h^2 \Delta + V : L^2(\mathbb { R }^n) \to L^2(\mathbb { R }^n)$, $n \ge 3$. We assume the potential $V$ is compactly supported and α-Hölder continuous, $0< \alpha < 1$. The logarithm of the resolvent norm grows like $h^{-1-\frac {1-\alpha }{3 + \alpha }}\log (h^{-1})$ as the semiclassical parameter $h \to 0^+$....   More >

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: Finiteness conditions for local cohomology modules

Seminar | November 5 | 3:45-4:45 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Robin Hartshorne, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

The local cohomology modules of a module M over a commutative noetherian ring A with supports in an ideal I are rarely finitely generated. I will describe two recent theories, that of D-modules in char. 0, and F-modules in char. p >0, where the additional structure allows one to factor a module into a composition series with simple quotients. This has applications, for example, in studying the...   More >

Mathematics of deep learning?: Neyman Seminar

Seminar | November 5 | 4-5 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Roman Vershynin, University of California, Irvine

 Department of Statistics

Deep learning is a rapidly developing area of machine learning, which uses artificial neural networks to perform learning tasks. Although mathematical description of neural networks is simple, theoretical explanation of spectacular performance of deep learning remains elusive. Even the most basic questions about remain open. For example, how many different functions can a neural network compute?...   More >

Seminar 281, International Trade and Finance: "Accounting for Cross-Country Income Differences: New Evidence from Multinational Firms”

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

 Vanessa Alviarez, Assistant Professor, Sauder School of Business at the University of British Columbia

 Department of Economics

We use data on the cross-border operations of multinational enterprises (MNE) to decompose cross-country differences in output-per worker into differences in ‘country embedded factors’ vs. differences in ‘aggregate firm know-how’. By ‘country-embedded factors’ we refer to the components of productivity that are internationally immobile and impact all firms inside a country, such as institutions,...   More >

Revisiting dry deposition of trace gases and particles in the atmosphere

Seminar | November 5 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Delphine Farmer, Department of Chemistry, Colorado State University

 College of Chemistry

Dry deposition is a key process that removes trace gases and particles from the atmosphere, and thus one factor that controls the atmospheric lifetime of pollutants and short-lived climate forcers. In fact, dry deposition is the single largest component of uncertainty in our understanding of aerosol effects on climate. Despite its importance, dry deposition of trace gases and particles is poorly...   More >

What Drives Native American Poverty?

Colloquium | November 5 | 4-5:30 p.m. |  Shorb House, Latinx Research Center | Canceled

 2547 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA 94720

 Beth Redbird, Assistant Professor of Sociology and Faculty Fellow, Center for Native American and Indigenous Research, Northwestern University

 Center for Native American Issues Research on, Native American Studies, Native American Student Development, American Indian Graduate Program, Native American Studies Library, American Indian Graduate Student Association

Late Along the Edgelands: Poems by Eric Falci

Reading - Literary | November 5 | 5-6 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Eric Falci, Professor of English, UC Berkeley

 Institute of European Studies

Join the IES Irish Studies Program for a reading of selections from Late Along the Edgelands, the first book of poems by Eric Falci.

Eric Falci is the former director of the UC Berkeley Irish Studies Program and professor in the Department of English, where he teaches and writes about Irish and British poetry.

For more information about the...   More >

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: The reach of an algebraic variety

Seminar | November 5 | 5-6 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Madeleine Weinstein, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

The reach of a real algebraic variety is its distance to its medial axis, the locus of points in Euclidean space that have more than one nearest point on the variety. The reach is important in topological data analysis because it determines the density of sample points needed to compute the persistent homology of a variety. We discuss algebraic properties of bottlenecks and curvature, which...   More >

Physics and AI: Achieving transferability in deep learning from minimal observations

Seminar | November 5 | 5-6 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Isaac Tamblyn

 Computational Materials at Berkeley

Computational Materials at Berkeley is hosting a seminar by Isaac Tamblyn tomorrow, November 5th, at 5pm in 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building. Dr. Tamblyn is a Research Officer at the National Research Council of Canada and his group works at the cutting edge of machine learning for materials discovery. There will be free food and refreshments available.

TSH Talk Tuesday at 5 pm: Margaret Fuller, Transcendental Gossip, and the Strange Case of Electrical Psychology

Lecture | November 5 | 5 p.m. | 330 Wheeler Hall

 Kim Adams, Lecturer, College Core Curriculum at New York University

 Department of English

We cordially invite you to join the Theories of Science and the Humanities Working Group for a talk tomorrow (Tuesday, November 5) by Kim Adams of NYU English. The talk will take place at 5:00 pm in 330 Wheeler (the English Department lounge). Please note that this is a room change from the previous announcement!

Kim will be discussing her recent research on mesmerism and 19th-century feminism...   More >

Cultural Legacy of the Pre-Ashkenazic Jews in Eastern Europe: 2019 Taubman Lectures: Moshe Taube

Lecture | November 5 | 5:30-7 p.m. |  Easton Hall

 2401 Ridge Road, Berkeley, CA 94709

 Moshe Taube, Hebrew University

 Herman P. and Sophia Taubman Chair in Jewish Studies, Department of History, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, Center for Jewish Studies, Jewish Studies at UC Davis, Taube Center for Jewish Studies at Stanford University, Hamaqom

Lecture 1: Tuesday, October 29th, 7:00 pm
Jewish Presence in Eastern Europe: The Beginnings

Lecture 2: Thursday, October 31st, 7:00 pm
Translations from Hebrew in Russia in the 13th-15th Centuries CE: By Converts?

Lecture 3: Tuesday, November 5th, 5:30 pm
Translations from Hebrew in Russia in the Second Half of the 15th Century and the Heresy of the Judaizers

  RSVP by emailing TaubmanLectures@gmail.com

Global Macroeconomic Trends: Catalysts and Implications Expert Panel

Panel Discussion | November 5 | 5:30-8:30 p.m. | 505 UC Berkeley Extension (SF Campus at 160 Spear St.)

 Mohsin Hafeez, MBA, CFP®, Adjunct Faculty, Finance and Macroeconomics, UC Berkeley Extension; Tushar Yadava, BS, MA, Director and Strategist, Blackrock, Director and Strategist, Blackrock; Gary Schlossberg, BS, MSc, Vice President & Senior Economist, Wells Fargo Asset Management; Brian Leach, Senior Vice President, Fixed Income Strategies, PIMCO; John Savarese, MD, MBA, Managing Partner, BAIATEQ, LLC

 Brett Yokom, Instructor, UC Berkeley Extension

 UC Berkeley Extension

Countdown 2020: Is the economic recovery facing a bump in the road, or hitting a wall?

A year before a historic Presidential election, our nation looks askance. It’s been the longest, albeit tepid, recovery in several decades,...   More >

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Pre-proposal Writing Workshop: Storytelling for Innovation

Workshop | November 5 | 6-7:30 p.m. | B100 Blum Hall

 The Big Ideas Contest

Receive guidance and feedback on how to effectively craft your Big Ideas pre-proposal. Big Ideas advisors will walk you through every element that is required in your 3-page pre-proposal submission and any answer questions you have.

2019 Innovators@Cal: Fostering Innovation Across UC Berkeley

Conference/Symposium | November 5 | 6-8:30 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium

 CITRIS and the Banatao Institute

Hosted by Big Ideas, Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation, CITRIS Tech for Social Good, Fung Institute, Women in Tech Initiative (WITI), BHEP (Haas), and The Foundry, Innovators@Cal is an exciting event which fosters collaboration across the UC Berkeley campus. If you have an idea or startup, are looking to form or join a team, or are interested in the entrepreneurship resources available -...   More >

  RSVP online

International Grad Happy Hour

Social Event | October 22 – December 3, 2019 every Tuesday with exceptions | 6:30-7:30 p.m. |  Raleigh's

 2438 Telegraph Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Come take a break from your studies and connect with the international graduate community on campus! These weekly happy hour meetups are a great chance to relax and socialize with other international grads.

Holloway Poetry Series: Erica Hunt / with Eliot D’Silva

Reading - Literary | November 5 | 6:30 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, Maude Fife Room 315 Wheeler Hall

 Department of English

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Perfumed Nightmare

Film - Feature | November 6 |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Perfumed Nightmare “reminds one that invention, insolence, enchantment, even innocence, are still available to film,” Susan Sontag wrote. It merges reverie and documentary as jeepney driver “Kidlat Tahimik” dreams of a trip to the moon. Tahimik’s surreal ethnography finds wonder and mystery both at home in the Philippines and in Europe, where his ambition guides him. Critic Gene Youngblood...   More >

Free Wednesday at the Garden

Special Event | January 2 – December 4, 2019 the first Wednesday of the month every month |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Every first Wednesday at the Garden is free admission day.

RAPDP - Intermediate - HR for the RA

Workshop | November 6 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | 24 University Hall

 Human Resources

Synopsis: An intermediate workshop that explores the types of research appointments used on sponsored awards, as well as the compliance issues associated with PI effort and how the Effort Reporting System is used to track and report effort. Learning Objectives: • Define Effort and explain the appointment types that are used with research funds • Distinguish between the most common types of...   More >

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Microtubule dynamics: not only at the tips

Seminar | November 6 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building

 Antonina Roll-Mecak, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, National Institutes of Health USA

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Discovery Station: Conifers

Special Event | November 6 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Take a close look at conifers! Conifers are plants that produce seeds without fruit or flowers, but instead "bear cones" as their name implies. Explore this group of seed-producing plants with hands on examples. Conifer trees hold the records for the world’s tallest, widest, oldest and largest trees.

Econ 235, Financial Economics Seminar: Topic TBA

Seminar | November 6 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | TBA Haas School of Business

 Johannes Stroebel, Stern School of Business; New York University

 Department of Economics

Joint with Haas Finance Seminar

Combinatorics Reading Seminar: Introduction to Macdonald polynomials

Seminar | November 6 | 11:10 a.m.-12:10 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Freddie Huang, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Macdonald polynomials generalize many important bases of the ring of symmetric functions, including Schur polynomials. We will define Macdonald polynomials using Macdonald's original construction, and state some basic results about them.

Study Abroad Office Hours at EOP

Miscellaneous | October 2 – December 4, 2019 every Wednesday with exceptions | 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, EOP at MLK BNorth

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Interested in studying abroad? A Berkeley Study Abroad Peer Adviser will hold office hours at EOP every Wednesday from 11:30am-1:30pm during the fall semester to answer questions about program options, scholarships, how to apply and additional services offered!

Sign-up for a spot on http://tinyurl.com/eopstudyabroad.

TSUJIMOTO ENDOWED LECTURE: "Essential Roles of Plant Lipids in Photosynthesis and Plant Resilience"

Seminar | November 6 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall

 Christoph Benning, Michigan State University

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

Christoph Benning is the Director of the Michigan State University Plant Research Laboratory and a University Distinguished Professor. He received his Masters at Albert-Ludwigs Universitaet in Germany and his Ph.D. at Michigan State. Research in the Benning laboratory focuses on lipid metabolism in photosynthetic organisms. One area of particular interest is the assembly and maintenance of the...   More >

Archaeometallurgy and Historical Ecology on the 5th Century Osaka Plain

Lecture | November 6 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Scott Lyons, Department of Anthropology, UC Berkeley

 Archaeological Research Facility

Excavated sporadically for over thirty years, Ōgata in Kashiwara City and Mori in Katano City are the largest-scale Kofun Period ironworking sites in Osaka Prefecture, Japan. Large numbers of forging slags have been unearthed from both sites, which alongside partially preserved hearth features, provide the bulk of evidence for ironworking. Following methods developed by French...   More >

Baroque Ensemble: Noon Concert Series

Performing Arts - Music | November 6 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

Join the members of University Baroque Ensemble as they present delights from the Western European Age of Enlightenment on the university’s collection of eighteenth-century instruments. Works include concerti by Vivaldi, a Concerto Grosso by Handel and a suite by Lully.

Free. No reserved seating.

Doors: 12:00pm
Concert: 12:15-1pm

Neural Circuit Mechanisms of Rapid Associative Learning: Redwood Seminar

Seminar | November 6 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 560 Evans Hall

 Aaron Milstein, Stanford University School of Medicine, Dept. of Neurosurgery

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

How do neural circuits in the brain accomplish rapid learning? When foraging for food in a previously unexplored environment, animals store memories of landmarks based on as few as one single view. Also, animals remember landmarks and navigation decisions that eventually lead to food, which requires that the brain associate events with delayed outcomes. I will present evidence that a particular...   More >

MVZ LUNCH SEMINAR - Speaker TBA: Title TBA

Seminar | November 6 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 VLSB, Grinnell-Miller Library

 TBA

 Museum of Vertebrate Zoology

MVZ Lunch is a graduate level seminar series (IB264) based on current and recent vertebrate research. Professors, graduate students, staff, and visiting researchers present on current and past research projects. The seminar meets every Wednesday from 12- 1pm in the Grinnell-Miller Library. Enter through the MVZ's Main Office, 3101 Valley Life Sciences Building, and please let the receptionist...   More >

Jennifer Davis, “Uncovering Mechanisms of Cardiac Fibrosis: From Molecular to Microenvironmental Signals”: Bioengineering Department Seminar

Seminar | November 6 | 12-1 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Jennifer Davis, University of Washington

 Bioengineering (BioE)

Jennifer Davis, Assistant Professor of Pathology and Bioengineering, University of Washington

...Our lab seeks to understand how cell and tissue forces are sensed and transduced into changes in cell geometry, differentiation, and proliferation...we anticipate this work will pioneer new mechanics-based therapeutics that reverse maladaptive cardiac architecture back to normal.   More >

Inequality and Health across the Life Course: Gradual Change or Punctuated Equilibrium?: A Demography Brown Bag Talk

Colloquium | November 6 | 12-1 p.m. | 2232 Piedmont, Seminar Room

 Michal Engelman, Professor, Sociology, University of Wisconsin

 Population Science, Department of Demography

As an Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Research Affiliate at the Center for Demography and Ecology (CDE) and the Center for Demography of Health and Aging (CDHA), Michal Engelman studies the dynamics of population aging and health across the life course, with particular emphasis on early and mid-life factors that influence health disparities at older ages.

Transitioning Back After Baby Bonding Leave (BEUHS374)

Workshop | November 6 | 12:10-2 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Ed Center

 Leslie Bell, Ph.D., Employee Assistance; Mary Kelly, Disability Management; Craig Mielcarski, LCSW, Be Well at Work; Cori Evans, Wellness and Breastfeeding Support Program; Gabe Schmidt, Healthcare Facilitator

 Be Well at Work - Work/Life

The transition for parent’s returning to work after baby bonding leave ends can feel overwhelming as we contend with a vast array of emotions, concerns, and limitations while simultaneously juggling a new work/life balance. Join us for this panel workshop which will focus on understanding both positive and negative emotions related to this transition, how to establish boundaries at work, what...   More >

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Neural control of affective spillover

Colloquium | November 6 | 12:10-1:15 p.m. | 1104 Berkeley Way West

 Regina Lapate, Postdoctoral Fellow, Helen Wills Neuroscience Institute

 Institute of Personality and Social Research

A hallmark of human social experience is the frequent exposure to continuously varying emotional events. Optimal functioning in everyday life therefore requires the ability to efficiently override reflexive emotional responses and prevent the spillover of affect to people or situations unrelated to the source of emotion. How does our brain maintain context-sensitive emotional responses? In this...   More >

i4Y CMYE Speaker Series: "Knowledge and Attitudes Regarding Family Planning Options in Armenia"

Lecture | November 6 | 1-2 p.m. | 5101 Berkeley Way West

 Lara Rostomian, UC Berkeley

 Innovations for Youth (i4Y)

Please join us for the next speaker in the i4Y Child Marriage & Youth Empowerment Speaker Series:

Title: "Knowledge and Attitudes Regarding Family Planning Options in Armenia"

Abstract: Most of the available data on family planning in Armenia is limited, out of date, and indicates high abortion rates coupled with low modern contraceptive prevalence. Making this discovery ignited Lara's...   More >

Docent-led tour

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

 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

Applying to Study Abroad

Information Session | November 6 | 2-3 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, MLK BNorth, Room 82A

 Berkeley Study Abroad

What's next? Now that you know where you want to study abroad, it's time to craft a strong application. This workshop will cover all the basic information on how to apply to Berkeley Study Abroad programs.

War in Raqqa: Rhetoric vs. Reality

Special Event | October 22 – December 20, 2019 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 2-5 p.m. |  2224 Piedmont (Center for Digital Archaeology )

 Human Rights Center

Experience photographs, videos, open source investigations, and 360° Virtual Reality that document the assault on Raqqa, Syria by coalition forces in 2017. The show draws on Amnesty International's investigations, supported by students in UC Berkeley's Human Rights Investigations Lab and the Digital Verification Corps worldwide. Immerse yourself in video, testimonials, satellite imagery and maps...   More >

London School of Economics (Yearlong Program) Info Session

Information Session | November 6 | 3-4:30 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, Room 187

 Berkeley Study Abroad

The London School of Economics and Political Science has an exchange agreement exclusively with UC Berkeley, allowing Berkeley undergraduates the opportunity to study abroad at LSE for a YEAR through the LSE General Course. You will earn UC credit and your financial aid travels with you, as the program is offered through UCEAP - the University of California Education Abroad Program. Additional...   More >

Weekly Coffee Break

Social Event | August 28 – December 11, 2019 every Wednesday | 3-4 p.m. |  Windmill Coffee House

 2131 Durant, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Berkeley International Office's Coffee Break is a weekly opportunity for UC Berkeley global students to meet and engage with one another in a relaxing environment. It’s a chance to enjoy free coffee, share stories about your experiences on campus, and get to know Berkeley International Office advisers. All UC Berkeley students are invited. Students are free to talk about anything, but we'll also...   More >

BLISS Seminar: Distributed Stochastic Optimization with Variance Reduction and Gradient Tracking

Seminar | November 6 | 3-4 p.m. | 400 Cory Hall

 Yuejie Chi, CMU

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

There is an increasing need to perform large-scale machine learning and optimization over distributed networks, e.g. in the context of multi-agent learning and federated optimization. It is well recognized that, a careful balance of local computation and global communication is necessary in the distributed setting for empirical risk minimization. In this talk, we first consider a natural...   More >

My Grandmother

Film - Feature | November 6 | 3:10 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Gogol meets Charlie Chaplin in this riotous, scathingly antibureaucratic satire. My Grandmother is a genuine piece of grotesquerie descended from the Soviet Eccentric Cinema (FEKS) of the twenties. For invention, it matches any film of the French avant-garde, taking in all kinds of advanced filmic devices such as stop-motion, bits of puppetry, and animation, as well as expressionist decor and...   More >

How to Write a Research Proposal Workshop

Workshop | November 6 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Leah Carroll, Haas Scholars Program Manager/Advisor, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

 Office of Undergraduate Research

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.

Microbial and Geophysical Insights into the Vulnerability of Permafrost Carbon

Colloquium | November 6 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 575 McCone Hall

 Mark Waldrop, United States Geological Survey (USGS)

 Department of Geography

Northern latitude soils play a critical role in regulating the Earth’s climate through the production and consumption of greenhouse gases. Climate change is predicted to cause widespread permafrost thaw, with a potential release of greenhouse gases that results in a large positive feedback to the climate system. Because these systems are below zero for most of the year, the functioning of...   More >

Berkeley Number Theory Learning Seminar: Example: the 5-part of real quadratic fields for large $q$, and Implications of Homological Stability

Seminar | November 6 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall | Note change in date

 Sander Mack-Crane and Roy Zhao, University of California, Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Berkeley Number Theory Learning Seminar: Implications of Homological Stability

Seminar | November 6 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall | Canceled

 Roy Zhao, University of California, Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

RTMP Seminar: The Quantum DELL System

Seminar | November 6 | 4-5 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Peter Koroteev, University of California, Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

We propose quantum Hamiltonians of the double elliptic many-body integrable system (DELL) and study its spectrum. These Hamiltonians are certain elliptic functions of coordinates and momenta. Our results provide quantization of the classical DELL system which was previously found in the string theory literature. The eigenfunction for the N-body model is conjectured to be a properly normalized...   More >

EECS Colloquium: Machine Learning: a New Approach to Drug Discovery

Colloquium | November 6 | 4-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, 306 (HP Auditorium)

 Daphne Koller, insitro

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Modern medicine has given us effective tools to treat some of the most significant and burdensome diseases. At the same time, it is becoming consistently more challenging to develop new therapeutics: clinical trial success rates hover around the mid-single-digit range; the pre-tax R&D cost to develop a new drug (once failures are incorporated) is estimated to be greater than $2.5B; and the rate...   More >

Rethinking Nikkô and the Tokugawa Culture of Light

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

 Timon Screech, University of London SOAS

 Center for Japanese Studies (CJS)

It is well known that Tokugawa Ieyasu died in 1616 and was deified. It was determined that he should be a kami (Shinto god) that existed as an avatar of a Buddha, the Medicine Buddha being selected. There were geomantic reasons for these steps.
Ieyasu’s body was then disinterred and relocated to Nikkô, a geomantically important site.

The modest Shinto-Buddhist precincts demolished and rebuilt...   More >

Fung Institute presents: Engineering Leadership Speaking Series

Lecture | September 4 – November 20, 2019 every Wednesday with exceptions | 4-5:30 p.m. | 310 Sutardja Dai Hall

 Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership

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 >

Biological Control Systems: The Future of Engineering In Medicine

Colloquium | November 6 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall

 Babatunde A. Ogunnaike, Professor, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, University of Delaware

 Department of Chemical Engineering

The mammalian organism maintains stable, efficient and “near-optimal” performance and homeostasis.

Katharine Hayhoe: Science in a Fact-Free World

Lecture | November 6 | 4-6 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium

 Berkeley Atmospheric Sciences Center

Katharine Hayhoe is an accomplished atmospheric scientist who studies climate change and why it matters to us here and now. She is also a remarkable communicator who has received the American Geophysical Union’s climate communication prize, the Stephen Schneider Climate Communication award, named Champion of the Earth by UNEP and been named to a number of lists including Time Magazine’s 100 Most...   More >

Credit: ArtieLimmer, Texas Tech University

Exploring Plantation Worlds: Towards Ethnographic Collaboration

Colloquium | November 6 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Tania Murray Li, Professor of Anthropology, University of Toronto

 Center for Ethnographic Research, Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Center for Southeast Asia Studies, Institute of International Studies

In this talk Tania Li describes the rewards and challenges of team-based ethnographic research drawing on work she carried out in Indonesia’s oil palm plantations together with her collaborator Pujo Semedi and around 100 students from their two universities (Toronto, Gadjah Mada).

Metabolic limitations of cancer cell proliferation

Seminar | November 6 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 101 Morgan Hall

 Kivanc Birsoy, Rockefeller University

 Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology

Topology Seminar: Integral-affine spheres

Seminar | November 6 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 3 Evans Hall

 Philip Engel, University of Georgia

 Department of Mathematics

I will discuss joint work with S. Filip on the structure of the moduli space of integral-affine structures on the two-sphere, and with V. Alexeev on the relationship of this moduli space to K3 surfaces.

Haas Scholars Program Info Session: $13,800 to carry out a final project in *ANY* major

Information Session | November 6 | 4:30-5:30 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Leah Carroll, Haas Scholars

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Learn about how to apply to this research program for your last year!

The Haas Scholars Program supports twenty undergraduates with financial need with their interest for conducting research during their final year at UC-Berkeley. Applicants are evaluated primarily on the merit and originality of their proposal for an independent research or creative project that will serve as the basis for a...   More >

2019 Fall Teacher Leadership Invitational: Session 3 - Action Research Showcase

Workshop | November 6 | 4:30-7 p.m. |  Berkeley Way West

 California Reading & Literature Project

CRLP's Fall 2019 Teacher Leadership Series will focus on previewing one of CRLP's latest PD options: Learning How English Works. Topics will include Protocols for Analyzing Student Work Samples, Grammar Mini-Lessons in Designated ELD, and Exploring the Consultancy Protocol for Improving Team Meetings

DataVisor Tech Talk

Information Session | November 6 | 6-8 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Come listen to engineers at DataVisor talk about the challenging fraud detection problems they’re solving every day.

DataVisor is a next generation security company that utilizes industry leading unsupervised machine learning to detect fraudulent activity for financial transactions, mobile user acquisition, social networks, commerce and money laundering. Their solution is used by some of the...   More >

Career Connections: Environment and Sustainability

Social Event | November 6 | 6-8 p.m. | Career Center (2440 Bancroft Way), Blue and Gold Room

 Cal Alumni Association, Career Center

Seeking alumni and professionals in all companies and industries in roles focused on environment and sustainability efforts.

Toastmasters on Campus Club: Learn public speaking

Meeting | January 14, 2015 – December 18, 2019 every Wednesday | 6:15-7:30 p.m. | 3111 Etcheverry Hall

 Toastmasters on Campus

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.

Life and Death from Yemen to Euphrates: Syrian Governor Cemal Pasha

Lecture | November 6 | 6:30-8 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 Umit Kurt, Polonsky Fellow, Van Leer Institute

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

Known for his rigid policies towards Arab nationalists and Zionists during his posting in Greater Syria, Cemal Pasha and his role in the Armenian genocide has always remained an issue of contention. There are important accounts of Cemal’s activity, particularly during WWI, which have found him to have had no active role in the deportation and extermination of Armenians – here differing from the...   More >

Wellness Wednesday: Bystander Intervention

Workshop | November 6 | 6:30-7:30 p.m. | 260 Mulford Hall

 College of Natural Resources

Wellness Wednesday: Community Wellness
Bystander Intervention Training

A Peer Educator from the Bears that Care Initiative sponsored by the Center for Support and Intervention will be leading a bystander intervention training. Following the CARE model this training will teach you to identify potentially harmful situations and intervene effectively and safely.

Bystander intervention is...   More >

Screening and Discussion: “Mouth Harp in Minor Key” with Dr. Hamid Naficy

Film - Documentary | November 6 | 7-9 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Hamid Naficy, Northwestern University; Persis Karim, San Francisco State University

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Center for Iranian Diaspora Studies

Join the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and San Francisco State's Center for Iranian Diaspora Studies for a special screening of "Mouth Harp in Minor Key", a documentary about prolific Iranian-American academic Dr. Hamid Naficy. Following the screening, Dr. Naficy will be in conversation with Dr. Persis Karim, Chair of the Center for Iranian Diaspora Studies at SFSU.

Bilingual and...   More >