<< Week of November 13 >>

Sunday, November 10, 2019

Bollywood and Beyond: 3rd i's 17th Annual SF Int'l South Asian Film Festival

Film - Series | November 7 – 16, 2019 every day with exceptions |  Screenings at different locations: November 7-10 (San Francisco) November 16 (Palo Alto)

 Institute for South Asia Studies, The Subir & Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies

The Subir & Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies and the Institute for South Asia Studies at UC Berkeley cosponsor 3rd i's 17th Annual SF International South Asian Film Festival. (November 7-10 and November 16, 2019).

Art + Nature Symposium

Conference/Symposium | November 9 – 10, 2019 every day | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | 310 Jacobs Hall

 Ronald Fearing, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, UC Berkeley; Robert Full, Department of Integrative Biology, UC Berkeley; Tadashi Tokieda, Department of Mathematics, Stanford University; Toshitake Kohno, Graduate School of Mathematical Sciences, The University of Tokyo; Tomohiro Tachi, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, The University of Tokyo; Simon Schleicher, Department of Architecture, UC Berkeley; Maria Paz Gutierrez, Department of Architecture, UC Berkeley; Christine Gregg, NASA Ames Research Center; Mimi Koehl, Department of Integrative Biology, UC Berkeley; Kazuya Saito, Faculty of Design, Kyushu University; Takuya Umedachi, Textile Science and Technology, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Robotics, Shinshu University

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Nature and the astonishing processes by which it governs the shapes and structures of organic and inorganic matter has always been a strong source of inspiration for artists and scientists. Often, natural structures form themselves in ways that seem to completely contradict our notions of how to build lasting, functional, and versatile structures. For example, some structures found in Nature...   More >

Art+Nature Symposium (Day 2)

Conference/Symposium | November 10 | 10 a.m.-4:15 p.m. | 310 Jacobs Hall

 Robert Full, Department of Integrative Biology, UC Berkeley; Mimi Koehl, Department of Integrative Biology, UC Berkeley; Ronald S. Fearing, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, UC Berkeley; Takuya Umedachi, Department of Mechanical Engineering and Robotics, Shinshu University

 Kazuya Saito, Faculty of Design, Kyushu University

 Design Innovation from Nature

Nature and the astonishing processes by which it governs the shapes and structures of organic and inorganic matter has always been a strong source of inspiration for artists and scientists. Often, natural structures form themselves in ways that seem to completely contradict our notions of how to build lasting, functional, and versatile structures. For example, some structures found in Nature...   More >

The Spring Comes to the Withered Tree

Film - Feature | November 10 | 1 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

A critical hit during one of China’s most politically charged periods, Zheng’s follow-up to his 1959 anniversary epics merged Soviet-style socialist realism with his own breakthroughs in film technique, specifically his use of continuous camera movement in the spirit of traditional Chinese scrolls. Tractor-kino at its finest, the film revolves around two rural lovers—one struck with a deadly...   More >

Exploration of Forms: Queer Improvisations Dance Workshop

Performing Arts - Dance | November 10 | 1-3 p.m. |  Bancroft Studio (2401 Bancroft)

 Gerald Casel

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

Authentic Pride [for LGBTQ+ and allies]

We start with an Authentic Movement practice (while challenging the words ‘authentic’ and ‘pride’). With eyes closed, we begin by exploring spontaneous gestures and stillness, while following impulses in the present moment. We find strategies of belonging in space and being seen as how we individually define authenticity in our own ways.

 Free and open to the public.

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


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

Trace Your Love Line

Workshop | November 10 | 2 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

In conjunction with the exhibition The San Quentin Project, two workshops offer artmaking experiences that draw on somatic and expressive arts therapy to explore resilience. Painting can engage people’s innate creativity and capacity to heal through integrating sensory, emotional, and thinking processes in a soothing, exploratory, and enjoyable way.

You are invited to attend one or both...   More >

Danish String Quartet

Performing Arts - Music | November 10 | 3-5 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Cal Performances

Bach/Fugue No. 24 in B minor, from The Well-Tempered Clavier, Book 1
Beethoven/String Quartet No. 13 in B-flat major, Op. 130, with Grosse Fuge, Op. 133
Schnittke/String Quartet No. 3

$68 (prices subject to change)

  Tickets go on sale August 6. Buy tickets online or by calling 5106429988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Danish String Quartet performs Sunday, November 10, 2019 in Hertz Hall. (credit: Caroline Bittencourt)

Cain and Artem

Film - Feature | November 10 | 3:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Pavel Petrov-Bytov was an enfant terrible of the highbrow Leningrad Sovkino film factory. He was notorious for his article “We Have No Soviet Filmmaking,” in which he criticized all the achievements of the Soviet avant-garde. In spite of his beliefs and his scandalous struggle with “bourgeois” and “formalist” filmmaking, Petrov-Bytov directed an aesthetically refined work, shot entirely on set...   More >

Sidney Peterson’s San Francisco Surrealism

Film - Series | November 10 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

After collaborating with James Broughton on The Potted Psalm, Sidney Peterson was invited to teach the first-ever filmmaking classes at the California School of Fine Arts (now the San Francisco Art Institute). There, with his Workshop 20 students, he made a series of dazzlingly strange and wonderful films in which poetic intelligence, a spirit of radical experimentation, and the exuberant energy...   More >

Monday, November 11, 2019

Dissertation Talk: Optimal Tradeoffs in Modern Hypothesis Testing

Presentation | November 11 | 511 Soda Hall

 Maxim Rabinovich, UC Berkeley

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

A dissertation talk on multiple hypothesis testing in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the EECS PhD.

Trade Lunch: "Effects of E-commerce on Suppliers and Clients"

Seminar | November 11 | 12:05-1 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Wei Lin, University of California, Berkeley

 Department of Economics

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 >

Seminar 231, Public Finance: HOLIDAY

Seminar | November 11 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall | Canceled

 Robert D. Burch Center for Tax Policy and Public Finance

Seminar 271, Development: No Seminar

Seminar | November 11 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Department of Economics

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 12, 2019

Symposium: What should we do with our biogas?: Waste treatment plants and dairies generate biogas. This workshop shares experiences for using this resource.

Conference/Symposium | November 12 | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. | University of California, Merced, California Room

 5200 Lake Road, Merced, CA 95343

 CITRIS and the Banatao Institute

Waste treatment plants, dairies and other industries across California are generating biogas at an increasing rate, exceeding their need for heating digester feed materials.

What are the best options for using the biogas? And what remaining questions need more exploration?

This one-day workshop at the University of California, Merced will bring together experts, who have years of experience...   More >

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RAPDP - Foundational - Budget Development

Workshop | November 12 | 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 28 University Hall

 Human Resources

Synopsis: An Excel-based workshop that guides participants through how to create a proposal budget and narrative justification that is compliant with sponsor restrictions and consistent with University HR policies. Participants will learn to build budgets from scratch, as well as by using the CSS templates. Learning Objectives: • Recognize the policy and compliance considerations in preparing a...   More >

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BPM 109 Compensation and Benefits

Workshop | November 12 | 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | #24 University Hall

 Human Resources

This workshop is for UC Berkeley Staff. The content covers the basics of managing employee compensation and understanding the benefits structure, benefits eligibility, related benefits packages, and the employment/life events that impact benefits.

  Register online

Disability Management: Understanding the Process (BEUHS550)

Workshop | November 12 | 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Ed Center

 Mary Kelly, Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor/Disability Specialist, Be Well at Work - Disability Management

 Be Well at Work - Disability Management

Come and join us for an Interactive and Informative look into the process of Disability Management.

This workshop uses Scenario-based instruction to teach and reinforce subjects such as the Interactive Process; Essential Job Functions; Reading and analyzing Work Status notes; the Transition back-to-work and Effectiveness of Accommodation(s) and its documentation; Applicable State and Federal...   More >

November Open Berkeley Site Builder Training

Workshop | November 12 | 9:30-11:30 a.m. | 104A Banway Building

 2111 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94720

 Information Services and Technology (IST)

Open Berkeley Site Builder Training sessions cover the fundamentals of the Open Berkeley turnkey website solution.

Dissertation Talk: e-mission: an open source, extensible platform for human mobility systems

Lecture | November 12 | 10:30-11:30 a.m. | 380 Soda Hall

 K. Shankari, EECS Department, UC Berkeley

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Decarbonizing transportation is challenging because it depends on individual behaviors, and local land use planning. Its solutions can come from Computational Mobility (CM). CM focuses on collecting, analysing and influencing human travel behavior. e-mission is an extensible platform whose modular architecture, use of virtual sensors, and reproducible pipeline form a robust foundation for CM.

Seminar 217, Risk Management: CANCELLED

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

 Consortium for Data Analytics in Risk

Durable antibody-mediated immunity: lessons from flaviviruses and metabolism

Seminar | November 12 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

 Deepta Bhattacharya, University of Arizona, Department of Immunobiology

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

BASF Lectureship in Chemical Sciences: Studies of the Assembly of the Thioheptose Core of Albomycins

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

 Ben Liu, Department of Chemistry, University of Texas at Austin

 College of Chemistry

Sulfur is an essential element for life and is found in all living systems. Yet, how the sulfur is incorporated in many sulfur-containing secondary metabolites remains poorly understood. Albomycin δ2 is an unusual naturally occurring nucleoside that possesses a sulfur-containing furanose, which is essential for its potent antibiotic activity against clinically important pathogens. The...   More >

Chronic Exposure to Traffic-Related Air Pollution and Cancer Risk: Are we all Susceptible?

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

 Public Health, School of

Traffic-related air pollution (TRAP) is classified as a Group 1 human carcinogen by the International Agency for Research on Cancer, yet a relatively weak association is usually observed in population-based epidemiological studies. In his talk, Dr. Gerber will discuss two possible explanations for the latter phenomenon: (a) certainty of exposure and misclassification; and (b) differential...   More >

Student Faculty Macro Lunch - "Job-Finding and Job-Losing: A Comprehensive Model of Heterogeneous Individual Labor-Market Dynamics"

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

 Marianna Kudlyak, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco

 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.

  RSVP  by November 8.

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.

Amman: City in the Middle, An Overview | Marwan Hanania

Lecture | November 12 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Marwan Hanania, University of California, Berkeley

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

A vast urban space inhabited by over 4 million people, Amman occupies a strategic position in the Levant. Despite meager resources and the arrival of continuous waves of Palestinian, Iraqi and Syrian migrants, the city has remained relatively peaceful over the course of its modern history. This presentation will highlight some of the characteristics that have defined the Jordanian capital's urban...   More >

How to Secure a 1L Diversity Fellowship Panel: With Morrison and Foerster LLP

Panel Discussion | November 12 | 1-2 p.m. | Law Building, Room 130

 Berkeley Law

Co-sponsored by La Raza Law Students Association & First Generation Professionals

Pleases join us to learn best practices from MoFo attorneys on how to apply for and secure a 1L diversity fellowship.

Space Physics Seminar

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

 Space Sciences Laboratory (SSL)

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 >

Seminar 218, Psychology and Economics: Anti-Bunching: A new test for signaling motives in prosocial behavior

Seminar | November 12 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall | Note change in date

 David Birke, University of California, Berkeley

 Department of Economics

The Largest Online Wargaming Event Ever: SIGNAL online play festival

Special Event | November 12 | 3-5 p.m. | 2150 Shattuck Ave, Suite 230

  , Berkeley, CA 94704

 Nuclear Science and Security Consortium

Join us for the Largest Online Wargaming Event Ever on November 12th at 3:00 pm in the NSSC Suite (2150 Shattuck Ave, Suite 230). Fun! Wargames! Pizza!

The SIGNAL online play festival will bring together as many players as possible for a one-time event. Institutions across the country will be hosting SIGNAL parties to play together in a fun and lively environment.

Thousands have signed up...   More >

Proving Student Competence in Higher Education

Lecture | November 12 | 3-4 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Room 630, Bechtel Board Room

 Center for Studies in Higher Education

Student experience and student competence are often viewed as separate things, though in any realistic sense they are closely interlinked. Students, teachers and universities engage for all kinds of intrinsic reasons, but importantly to learn and achieve. Experience and engagement are part of the same educational journey. Identifying and leading patterns in such journeys and linking them to...   More >

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Harmonic Analysis and Differential Equations Student Seminar: Geodesic stretch, pressure metric and the marked length spectrum rigidity conjecture

Seminar | November 12 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Thibault Lefebvre, Paris 11

 Department of Mathematics

In 1985, Burns and Katok conjectured that the marked length spectrum of a negatively-curved Riemannian manifold (namely the collection of lengths of closed geodesics marked by the free homotopy of the manifold) should determine the metric up to isometries. This conjecture was independently proved for surfaces in 1990 by Croke and Otal but since then little progress has been accomplished in higher...   More >

Physics Abroad Application Info Session: for Summer 2020

Information Session | November 12 | 4-5 p.m. | 1 LeConte Hall

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Learn more about the different physics abroad programs and demystify the application process and eligibility requirements for the Summer 2020 program at one of our info sessions. If you plan to apply, we recommend you attend one of these sessions to make sure you submit your application correctly!

Imaging, Understanding and Controlling of Nanoscale Materials Transformations

Seminar | November 12 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Haimei Zheng, Materials Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Lab

 College of Chemistry

Nanoscale materials often change structure and morphology during growth, self-assembly, and use as they interact with the environment, especially in solution processes. An understanding of their responses to an external stimulus at the atomic/molecular level may allow us to control their transformations, providing a rational pathway for the design of novel materials. For this purpose, we have...   More >

After Obamageddon: Reflections on the Rise of Right-Wing 'Doomsday' Prepping in 21st Century America

Colloquium | November 12 | 4-5:30 p.m. |  Shorb House, Latinx Research Center

 2547 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA 94720

 Michael Mills, Lecturer in Criminology, School of Social Policy, Sociology, and Social Research, University of Kent

 Center for Right-Wing Studies, Center for Ethnographic Research

This talk draws on a sustained ethnography of American 'Doomsday' prepping. Drawing on fieldwork taking place in 2014 and 2018, it pays particular attention to the political dimensions of doomsday prepping culture, including the political discontents that many preppers identify as energizing their activities (under both Obama and Trump).

Before the Flood: The Itaipu Dam and the Visibility of Rural Brazil A Conversation with the Author

Lecture | November 12 | 4-5 p.m. |  2334 Bowditch (Center for Latin American Studies)

 Jacob Blanc, Lecturer in Latin American History at the University of Edinburgh., University of Edinburgh

 Center for Latin American Studies

In the 1970s and 1980s, Brazilian communities facing displacement by the Itaipu Dam — which is now largest producer of hydroelectric power in the world — stood up against the military officials overseeing the dam's construction. In the context of an emerging national fight for democracy, they elevated their struggle for land into a referendum on the dictatorship itself. Jacob Blanc will discuss...   More >

Itaipu Dam in Brazil. (Photo courtesy of Duke University Press.)

Learning from Censored and Dependent Data

Seminar | November 12 | 4-5 p.m. | Banatao Auditorium, 310 Sutardja Dai Hall

 Constantinos Daskalakis, Professor, Department of Computer Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Machine Learning is invaluable for extracting insights from large volumes of data. A key assumption enabling many methods, however, is having access to training data comprising independent observations from the entire distribution of relevant data. In practice, data is commonly missing due to measurement limitations, legal restrictions, or data collection and sharing practices. Moreover,...   More >

Bernard Moses Memorial Lectures featuring Waldo E. Martin, Jr.: DEEP SOUL: Twentieth-Century African American Freedom Struggles and the Making of the Modern World

Lecture | November 12 | 4:10 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room

 Waldo E. Martin, Jr., Alexander F. & May T. Morrison Professor of American History & Citizenship, University of California, Berkeley

 Graduate Division

Waldo E. Martin, Jr. will present the Bernard Moses Memorial Lecture on Tuesday, November 12, 2019 titled "DEEP SOUL: Twentieth-Century African American Freedom Struggles and the Making of the Modern World." This public lecture is part of UC Berkeley’s commemorative events spotlighting African American history after the passage of the 400 Years of African-American History Commission Act.

Waldo E. Martin, Jr.

Global Internships Info Session

Information Session | November 12 | 5-6 p.m. | Clark Kerr Campus, Building 7, Second Floor 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!

"Lampedusa: Migrant Tragedy" a Lecture with John Kerrigan

Lecture | November 12 | 5-7 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, Maude Fife Room 315 Wheeler Hall | Note change in date

 Department of English

Lecture by John Kerrigan, Professor of English at Cambridge University

Aishwary Kumar | Can the People Rule? Gandhi, Dignity, and Resentment: Celebrating the 150th Birth Anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi

Lecture | November 12 | 5-7 p.m. | 10 Stephens Hall

 Aishwary Kumar, Visiting Professor of Political Theory and Intellectual History, Department of History of Consciousness at UC-Santa Cruz

 Munis Faruqui, Director, Institute for South Asia Studies; Sarah Kailath Professor of India Studies; Associate Professor in the Department of South and Southeast Asian Studies

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies, Center for British Studies, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Center for Initiative on Political Conflict, Gender and People's Rights Race and Gender

A talk by political theorist and intellectual historian of South Asia, empire, and the Global South, Professor Aishwary Kumar.

Health vs Havoc: A discussion of nutrition, sanity and unapologetic deliciousness

Lecture | November 12 | 5:30-8 p.m. | Berkeley Way West, First Floor Colloquia

 Public Health, School of

Berkeley Public Health celebrates 35 years of The Wellness Letter, a publication launched by our faculty and staff in 1984 with the goal of providing evidence-based health and wellness tips to the public.

The celebration will begin with an overview of The Wellness Letter’s history and the recent evolution of our Health and Wellness Publications.
Afterwards, nutrition scientist and Stanford...   More >

Film Screening Series: Arab Cities | The Time That Remains

Film - Documentary | November 12 | 5:30-8 p.m. | 172 Wurster Hall

 Ahmad Diab, Professor, Department of Near Eastern Studies, University of California, Berkeley

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Director: Elia Shohat, 2009 (109 min)

Guest presentation given by Professor Ahmad Diab, Near Eastern Studies.

The Time That Remains is a 2009 semi-biographical drama film written and directed by Palestinian director Elia Suleiman. The film stars Ali Suliman, Elia Suleiman, Saleh Bakri and Samar Qudha Tanus. It gives an account of the creation of the Israeli state from 1948 to the present.

Oracle Tech Talk: OAC TO OCI Gen2 Cloud

Information Session | November 12 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Join Vineeta Saxena, Senior Director, Software Development, form the Oracle Analytics Cloud group.

Come hear Vineeta talk about rolling out Oracle Analytics on OCI (Gen2) Cloud.

Meet with Oracle reps to learn about exciting opportunities at Oracle.

Dinner will be served. We'll be raffling off a pair of AirPods at the end of the evening!

To explore Product Development Roles, visit...   More >

Certificate Program in Personal Financial Planning Information Session

Information Session | November 12 | 6-7 p.m. | 503 UC Berkeley Extension (SF Campus at 160 Spear St.)

 UC Berkeley Extension

Learn to analyze and advise in all core areas of personal financial planning, which meet the established requirements of the Certified Financial Planner Board, and provide CFP® Certification Examination eligibility.

  Register online

A Debate on Breaking Up Big Tech at the Berkeley Forum: Resolved: The U.S. Federal Government should invoke antitrust legislation to break up big technology corporations such as Amazon, Google, and Facebook

Lecture | November 12 | 6-7 p.m. | N100 Chou Hall

  , Berkeley, CA 94720

 Jonathan Taplin, Director Emeriitus, University of Southern California; Jessica Powell, Former VP of Communications, Google; Hemant Bhargava, Professor of Technology Management, University of California, Davis

 The Berkeley Forum

Over the last two decades, the valuation and market share of America's largest technology companies has increased massively. Now, some of these companies are under investigation for abusing their customers' privacy, abusing freedom of expression, enabling foreign powers to influence the American political process, and engaging in anti-competitive activities. Many now argue that the U.S....   More >


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Post-Baccalaureate Health Professions Program

Information Session | November 12 | 6-7:30 p.m. | 713 UC Berkeley Extension San Francisco Campus

 160 Spear St., San Francisco, CA

 UC Berkeley Extension

Gain academic preparation in the sciences along with personalized advising to enhance your application to medical, dental or veterinary school, as well as to advanced degree programs in medical- and health-related fields.

  Register 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.

Land to the Tiller?: Gender and the Distribution of Land in Latin America

Lecture | November 12 | 6:30-7:30 p.m. |  Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center

 Carmen Diana Deere

 Master of Development Practice

Why has the gender distribution of land ownership in Latin America continued to be so unequal despite the strengthening of women’s land rights over the past forty years and a tendency towards the feminization of peasant agricultural production? And why have recent progressive governments been unable to engage in substantial land redistribution? Dr. Deere will review three moments of land reform...   More >

Food Tech Investor Panel + Plant-Based Foods Market

Panel Discussion | November 12 | 6:30-9 p.m. | 505 UC Berkeley Extension (SF Campus at 160 Spear St.)

 Yanniv Dorone, Investor, AgFunder; Alex Kopelyan, Program Director & Partner, IndieBio/ SOSV

 UC Berkeley Extension, EPIC TECH EVENTS

We're delighted to have Anna Cho at UC Berkeley Extension with a unique Food Tech Investor panel! Join us on November 12 at 6:30 pm at UC Berkeley Extension's San Francisco Center and meet with Yanniv Dorone, Investor (2019 Forbes 30 Under 30), AgFunder, and Alex Kopelyan, Program Director & Partner, IndieBio/ SOSV.

You will also have the opportunity to learn more about SUPER[U], Airy ...   More >

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Ash Is Purest White

Film - Feature | November 12 | 6:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

A gangster’s wife stands on her own in Jia Zhangke’s expansive narrative of empowerment and survival, set against the tumultuous political and cultural changes of twenty-first-century China. Jia’s wife and longtime muse Zhao Tao, whose roles in his Unknown Pleasures and Still Life serve as inspiration, stars as a woman saddled with a mobster lover who’s seen one too many John Woo films; she first...   More >

RESCHEDULED: Cine Latino ¡Las Sandinistas!

Film - Documentary | November 12 | 7-9 p.m. | 106 Moffitt Undergraduate Library

 Center for Latin American Studies

¡Las Sandinistas! reveals the untold stories of Nicaraguan women warriors and social revolutionaries who shattered barriers during Nicaragua’s 1979 Sandinista Revolution and the ensuing U.S.-backed Contra War. Today, as the current Sandinista government is erasing these women's stories of heroism, social reform, and military accomplishments from history books, these same women are fighting to...   More >

(Image from ¡Las Sandinistas!)

Full: Noh and Kunqu Opera

Performing Arts - Dance | November 12 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Jubilith Moore performs song and dance excerpts from Japanese Noh, highlighting the wide spectrum of female characters: an angel risking death to teach the lesson of compassion; a mother searching for her son and driven mad by her loss; and a mother who sacrifices herself for the sake of her son’s future. Drawing from a different East Asian theatrical tradition, Chinese actress Sabrina Hou...   More >

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

OmniX - an accelerator-centric OS architecture for omni-programmable systems

Seminar | November 13 | 10-11 a.m. | Soda Hall, 510 Soda Hall

 Mark Silbertein, Israel Institute of Technology

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Future systems will be omni-programmable: alongside CPUs, GPUs,
Security accelerators and FPGAs, they will execute user code
near-storage, near-network, and near-memory...   More >

How SMC complexes shape genomes

Seminar | November 13 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building

 David Rudner, Harvard Medical School

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Department of Molecular & Cell Biology Annual Alumni Seminar

Combinatorics Reading Seminar: Domain-wall boundary conditions and the Macdonald polynomials

Seminar | November 13 | 11:10 a.m.-12:10 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Aaron Brookner, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

For a certain choice of boundary conditions, the 6-vertex model's partition function has an elegant formula in terms of determinants. We associate a variable to each row and each column of the grid, which can be interpreted as a physical "inhomogeneity" factor. It follows from the YBE that the partition function is symmetric in the row variables, and in the column variables, separately; we will...   More >

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.

Diversity and Inclusion Focus Group

Meeting | November 13 | 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 775B Tan Hall

 College of Chemistry

One of the initiatives that stemmed from the results of our academic climate survey is the Diversity and Inclusion Focus Group (DIFG) series. These College of Chemistry-wide focus groups aim to provide a structured, recurring, neutral space for members of the CoC community to:

- regularly explore and engage in challenging conversations about a variety of topics that have been identified as...   More >

Operachi: Noon Concert Series

Performing Arts - Music | November 13 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

Noted Operachi singer Juanita Ulloa with Mariachi Luz de Oro de Berkeley

Free. No reserved seating.

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

Change the Subject: A Documentary About Labels, Libraries, and Activism

Film - Documentary | November 13 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library


This documentary chronicles the efforts of a group of Dartmouth College students to promote the rights and dignity of undocumented people by amending instances of anti-immigrant terminology in the library catalog. Their advocacy took them from their campus library to the halls of Congress, and describes how a cataloging phrase became a flashpoint in the immigration debate.

MVZ LUNCH SEMINAR - Molly Schumer: Title TBA

Seminar | November 13 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 VLSB, Grinnell-Miller Library

 Molly Schumer

 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 >

Artist's Talk: Sylvia Fein

Lecture | November 13 | 12 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Artist Sylvia Fein offers her thoughts and insights into selected works on view in her MATRIX exhibition.

Hanif Qureshi | The Police and Rape Myths in India

Lecture | November 13 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 10 Stephens Hall

 Hanif Qureshi, Inspector General of Police in Haryana

 Pradeep Chhibber, Professor of Political Science and Indo-American Community Chair in India Studies, UC Berkeley

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Department of Political Science, Department of Rhetoric, Masters of Development Practice

A talk by Dr. Hanif Qureshi, the Inspector General of Police in Haryana. He is also a criminologist who has written extensively on the Indian police. His ongoing research work revolves around "rape myths," with a particular focus on the reasons Indian police officers turn away complainants of sexual violence.

Effective Resume Writing

Workshop | November 13 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 198 University Hall

 Human Resources

Create a resume that gets attention and results. Learn how to create a document that highlights your transferable skills and the strengths of your unique work history.

Plant and Microbial Biology Seminar: "Visualizing the Assembly of Influenza Viral RNA"

Seminar | November 13 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall

 Seema Lakdawala, University of Pittsburgh

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

Dr. Seema Lakdawala is an Assistant Professor at the University of Pittsburgh in the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics. She received her Ph.D. in Biological Sciences at the University of California, San Diego and completed her postdoctoral research at the National Institutes of Health. Her lab focuses on emergence of pandemic influenza viruses and uses cutting-edge microscopy...   More >

Archaeology and Heritage of Slavery at the Jesuit Vineyards of Nasca

Lecture | November 13 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Brendan Weaver, Postdoctoral Scholar, Stanford Archaeology Center

 Archaeological Research Facility

This presentation considers recent advances in the archaeological and community engaged work of the Haciendas of Nasca Archaeological Project (PAHN) and the role of the archaeology of slavery and hacienda as critical community heritage in south coastal Peru.

Travel Like a Transfer

Information Session | November 13 | 12-1 p.m. | 105 César E. Chávez Student Center

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Are you a transfer student who is interested in studying abroad? Attend this information session and learn how you can study abroad during your time at Cal.

CITRIS Research Exchange - Irma Olguin Jr

Seminar | November 13 | 12-1 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium, 310

 CITRIS and the Banatao Institute

CITRIS Research Exchange is free and open to the public. Each one-hour seminar starts at 12 pm and is hosted at the Banatao Auditorium in Sutardja Dai Hall on the UC Berkeley campus unless otherwise noted. Register by the Monday prior to the event to receive lunch.

  RSVP online

Together and Separate: Controversies, Ambivalence, and Barriers to Treating Co-Occurring Mental Health needs among Rural People with Opioid Addictions

Colloquium | November 13 | 12:10-1:15 p.m. | 1104 Berkeley Way West

 Claire Snell-Rood, Assistant Professor, UC Berkeley, School of Public Health

 Institute of Personality and Social Research

There is widespread agreement on the co-occurrence of substance use and mental health conditions and the related need to integrate behavioral health services to address these needs in concert. However, in the case of the treatment of opioid use disorders (OUD), there are considerable controversies about the role of behavioral therapies in medication assisted treatment (MAT, e.g., buprenorphine),...   More >

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research and Finding a Mentor Workshop

Workshop | November 13 | 1-2 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

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

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research

If you are thinking about getting involved in undergraduate research, this workshop is a great place to start! You will get a broad overview of the research opportunities available to undergraduates on campus, and strategies for connecting with faculty members who can guide you.

SURF Summer Research Scholarships Info Session

Information Session | November 13 | 2-3 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Sean Burns, Director, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

 Office of Undergraduate Research

OURS Staff will discuss eligibility criteria for SURF programs, benefits of the fellowship and tips for a successful application

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 >

Topology Seminar (Introductory Talk): Introduction to Outer space

Seminar | November 13 | 2:10-3 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Karen Vogtmann, University of Warwick

 Department of Mathematics

Outer space is a contractible space on which the group $Out(F_n)$ of outer sutomorphisms of a free group acts with finite stabiizers. It is analogous to the symmetric space of positive-definite quadratic forms, with its action by $GL(n,\mathbb Z)$ or the Teichmuller space of a surface, with its action by the mapping class group of the surface. I will define Outer space, then show how to find a...   More >

EERI Berkeley Student Chapter General Body Meeting #2

Meeting | November 13 | 3-4 p.m. | 534 Davis Hall

 Graduate Assembly

Discuss the activities for the year

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: Towards an Average-case Complexity of High-dimensional Statistics

Seminar | November 13 | 3-4 p.m. | 400 Cory Hall

 Guy Bresler, MIT

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

The prototypical high-dimensional statistical estimation problem entails finding a structured signal in noise. These problems have traditionally been studied in isolation, with researchers aiming to develop statistically and computationally efficient algorithms, as well as to try to understand the fundamental limits governing the interplay between statistical and computational cost. In this talk...   More >

Differential Geometry Seminar: Cohomology of the moduli space of cubic threefolds and its compactifications (NOTE: Special Day)

Seminar | November 13 | 3-4 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Samuel Grushevsky, Stony Brook University

 Department of Mathematics

The moduli space of complex cubic threefolds admits various compactifications, from the point of view of K-stability (proven by Y. Liu and C. Xu to be the same as the GIT compactification), as a ball quotient, or via intermediate Jacobians. We compute and compare the cohomology of these various compactifications. Based on joint work with S. Casalaina-Martin, K. Hulek, and R. Laza.

FPF Speaker Series

Colloquium | November 13 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | FPF Building (Academic Hall), Room 102

 2515 Hillegass Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94710

 Dr. Aparajita Nanda, Instructor, Fall Program for Freshmen; Dr. Seth Lunine, Instructor, Fall Program for Freshmen

 Fall Program for Freshmen, UC Berkeley Extension, College of Letters & Science

The Fall Program for Freshmen speaker series highlights activities and research that cultivate skills for community engagement and promoting social justice.  Each session features two current instructors who share work derived from interdisciplinary or collaborative projects. 

FPF Speaker Series

Berkeley Number Theory Learning Seminar: Homological Stability I

Seminar | November 13 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Alexander Bertoloni Meli, University of California, Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Existence and uniqueness of the Liouville quantum gravity metric for $\gamma \in (0,2)$: Neyman Seminar

Seminar | November 13 | 4-5 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Jason Miller, University of Cambridge

 Department of Statistics

Liouville quantum gravity (LQG) is in some sense the canonical model of a two-dimensional Riemannian manifold and is defined using the (formal) metric tensor
\[ e^{\gamma h(z)} (dx^2 + dy^2)\]
where $h$ is an instance of some form of the Gaussian free field and $\gamma \in (0,2)$ is a parameter. This expression does not make literal sense since $h$ is a distribution and not a function, so...   More >

504 and Beyond: Disability Politics and the Black Panther Party

Lecture | November 13 | 4-6 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, 630 Bechtel Room

 Sami Schalk, University of Wisconsin-Madison

 Center for the Study of Sexual Culture

How did the Black Panther Party engage with disability politics in their activism and revolutionary agenda? Sami Schalk will explore their involvement in the 1977 504 sit-in and use their work to make larger arguments about how black activists articulate and enact disability politics differently than the mainstream, white disability rights movement.

Creating Balance: The Mission of Economic Policy

Lecture | November 13 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Laszlo Gyorgy, Minister of State for Economic Strategy and Regulation, Ministry for Innovation and Technology in Hungary

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

Hungary’s economic policy is currently in the process of restoring balance to a critical imbalance generated in the four decades between 1970 and 2010. Hungary can be considered a laboratory, where a conundrum is being resolved, step by step. Not all measures are equally successful or easy to implement, but the negative trends have reversed. Hungary, a country of 10 million people, broke away...   More >

EECS Colloquium: Learning for Decision-Making: Dynamics and Economics

Colloquium | November 13 | 4-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, 306 (HP Auditorium)

 Nika Haghtalab, Cornell

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Machine learning systems are increasingly used for automated decision making; for example for designing economic policies and for identifying qualified candidates in education or finance. When designing such systems, it is important to consider how changes in the target population or the environment affect the performance of the systems...   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 >

Topology Seminar: The rational Euler characteristic of $Out(F_n)$

Seminar | November 13 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 3 Evans Hall

 Karen Vogtmann, University of Warwick

 Department of Mathematics

The rational Euler characteristics of many arithmetic groups can be expressed in terms of values of zeta functions, and Harer and Zagier showed that the same is true for surface mapping class groups. J. Smillie and I found a generating function for the rational Euler characteristic of $Out(F_n)$ in 1987. This made computer calculations possible but did not yield qualitative information. I will...   More >

Study Abroad as an Econ major

Information Session | November 13 | 4:30-5:30 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Are you an Economics major interested in study abroad? Hear from former study abroad participants and learn about how you can earn major credit abroad.

On the Edge of Chaos: Khirbet er-Ra'i in the 11th Century BC

Lecture | November 13 | 5-6 p.m. | Kroeber Hall, 102 (Phoebe Hearst Museum Gallery)

 Kyle Kreimer, PhD, Archaeology and History of Ancient Israel, Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia

 Near Eastern Studies

At Khirbet er-Rai, a small site in southern Canaan (Israel), the presence of monumental building remains point to the site’s important local and interregional role in the 11th century BC, a century of social, economic, and political transformation to a key region site in the southern Levant following the 12th century destruction of nearby Lachish. This talk will present the finds from Khirbet...   More >

Career Connections: Biotech Connect

Social Event | November 13 | 6-8 p.m. | Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center, Garbarini Lounge

 Cal Alumni Association, Career Center

Seeking alumni and professionals working in various areas of biotechnology including biomed, pharmaceuticals, food discovery, robotics, and more!

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.

Blockchain Identity Panel and Self-Sovereign Identity Incubator (SSI) Pitches

Panel Discussion | November 13 | 6:30-9 p.m. |  UC Berkeley Extension (SF Campus at 160 Spear St.)

 Greg Kidd, Co-founder and CEO, GlobalId Inc.; John Patrick Kelly, Member Board of Directors, Evernym, Inc

 Lisa Hawke, VP Security and Compliance, Everlaw

 Maya Kanehara, Managing Director, Self Sovereign Identity Incubator

 UC Berkeley Extension, EPIC TECH EVENTS

Join us on November 13 at 6:30 pm at UC Berkeley Extension's San Francisco Center for a unique blockchain identity panel and for self-sovereign identity Incubator (SSI) pitches.

  Register online

Career Connections: Biotech

Special Event | November 13 | 6:30-8 p.m. |  Bechtel Engineering Center

 Bioengineering (BioE)

Meet Berkeley alumni working in biotech for an evening of advice, tips, and networking.


Kicks off with a quick mini-panel: Your first job — Negotiating and Navigating

  RSVP online

The Time of “Women’s Work”

Film - Series | November 13 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Cinema and human labor are linked through the ephemeral experience of time. As a time-based medium, film is uniquely able to reveal the complex temporalities of work. But it is the work of women—often overlooked or even invisible—that poses unique challenges for the medium. This program focuses on four experimental approaches to the temporalities of women’s work. Harun Farocki’s classic video An...   More >