Events & Exhibits

Upcoming Events

Friday, February 17, 2017

Research Tools Fair: Brief Intro to Geofacets

Workshop: Science Libraries | February 17 | 12-12:30 p.m. | Bechtel Engineering Center, Kresge Engineering Library Training Room (110MD)

 Kimberly Pierce, Elsevier

 Library

Join us for this brief introduction to Geofacets, a database for searching geologic maps extracted from peer-reviewed publications in an interactive map-based interface. The Libraries have licensed Geofacets as a 3-year pilot. Come learn how you can use Geofacets to enhance your research in geology, earth sciences, geography, and energy exploration. Coffee & soft drinks will be provided.

The Union of Intersections (UoI) Method for Interpretable Data-Driven Discovery and Prediction: Data Science Lecture Series

Lecture | February 17 | 1:10-2:30 p.m. | 190 Doe Library

 Berkeley Institute for Data Science

This talk will introduce the core concepts of UoI, summarize theoretical results on its properties, and demonstrate its superiority for linear regression, classification, random forests, and non-negative matrix factorizations. These results suggest UoI could improve interpretation and prediction in data-driven discovery across scientific fields.

Drop-in Q&A with AccessEngineering, Engineering Village, Geofacets, Knovel, Mendeley, and Overleaf

Tour/Open House: Science Libraries | February 17 | 1:30-3 p.m. | Bechtel Engineering Center, Kresge Engineering Library Training Room (110MD)

 Library

Stop by the Kresge Engineering Library to speak with representatives from AccessEngineering & Engineering Village, Knovel, Mendeley, and Overleaf to learn more about these tools. Get answers to your questions about how you can integrate some of these tools into your current research workflow. Coffee and soft drinks will be provided.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

LaTeX: Introduction to Typesetting in Math

Workshop: Science Libraries | February 21 | 4-5 p.m. | Bechtel Engineering Center, Kresge Engineering Library 110 MD

 Brian Quigley, Kresge Engineering Library

 Library

This workshop is an introduction to typesetting math using LaTeX. Attendees will learn how to create various environments for equations and formulas; subscripting and superscripting; Greek letters; and other commonly used syntax for math.

 

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Git and GitHub

Meeting | February 21 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 190 Doe Library

 Berkeley Institute for Data Science

This is a weekly meeting for sharing skills and best practices for scientific computation. Based on The Hacker Within Scientific Computing Group from the University of Wisconsin–Madison, the UC Berkeley chapter uses this as a structured set of skill-sharing sessions for scientific software development (e.g., testing, data management, version control, literate programming, etc. ) The goal is to...   More >

Friday, February 24, 2017

Engineering at the Intersection of Productive Efficiency, Ideology, and Ethical AI in Wikipedia: Data Science Lecture Series

Lecture | February 24 | 1:10-2:30 p.m. | 190 Doe Library

 Aaron Halfaker, Wikimedia Foundation; University of Minnesota

 Berkeley Institute for Data Science

I'll introduce "ORES," an open AI platform designed to enable Wikipedia's technologists to enact alternative ideological visions and to enable researchers to easily perform audits. I'll share some lessons that we've learned maintaining a large-scale generalized AI service and discuss a call to action to critical algorithms researchers to take advantage of this platform for their studies.

Engineering at the Intersection of Productive Efficiency, Ideology, and Ethical AI in Wikipedia

Lecture | February 24 | 1:10-2:30 p.m. | 190 Doe Library

 Aaron Halfaker, Principal Research Scientist, Wikimedia Foundation; Senior Scientist, University of Minnesota

 Berkeley Institute for Data Science

Wikipedia has become a dominant source of reference information for more than half a billion people every month. Through its improbable rise to popularity, this "free encyclopedia that anyone can edit" has become a synecdoche for open production communities online. In order to operate at massive scales (~160k edits per day), Wikipedians have embraced algorithmic technologies that bring efficiency...   More >

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Oral History Center Spring Introductory Workshop: Oral History "Nuts and Bolts" Workshop

Workshop | February 25 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Tilden Room

 The Oral History Center

The Oral History Center will host its third annual Introductory Spring Workshop on Saturday, February 25 2017 at the MLK Jr. Student Union. This workshop is intended for people who are interested in learning about the foundations of oral history but have little to no experience.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

LaTeX: Creating Tables, Figures, and Bibliographies

Workshop: Science Libraries | February 28 | 4-5 p.m. | Bechtel Engineering Center, Kresge Engineering Library 110 MD

 Samantha Teplitzky, Kresge Engineering Library

 Library

This workshop will focus on how to add elements to a LaTeX document. Attendees will learn about various packages and syntax that enables the creation of tables, figures, images, and bibliographies.

 

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Machine Learning with Neural Networks Using Keras.io: The Hacker Within

Workshop | February 28 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 190 Doe Library

 Berkeley Institute for Data Science

This Week's The Hacker Within

Topic: Visualization with D3.js

http://thehackerwithin.github.io/berkeley/

This is a weekly meeting for sharing skills and best practices for scientific computation.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Agents of Change: March Movie at Moffitt

Film - Documentary | March 1 | 7-9 p.m. | 405 Moffitt Undergraduate Library

 Library

Movies @ Moffitt happens on the first Wednesday of each month of the semester. M@M is free.

Agents of Change documents university student activism in the late 1960s that worked toward a variety of goals including the establishment of black and ethnic studies programs and building resistance to the war in Vietnam. The filmmakers envision their project as part of a social movement rather than...   More >

 Must have a UCB student ID for entrance.

Thursday, March 2, 2017

Migrating the Black Body: The African Diaspora and Visual Culture: A Roundtable with Prof. Leigh Raiford and Prof. Heiki Raphael-Hernandez

Reading - Nonfiction | March 2 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Ethnic Studies Library (30 Stephens Hall)

 Dr. Leigh Raiford, Chair and Associate Professor of African American Studies, Department of African American & African Diaspora Studies, UC Berkeley; Dr. Heike Raphael-Hernandez, Professor of English, University of Maryland in Europe

 Center for Race and Gender, Ethnic Studies Library

Migrating the Black Body explores how visual media-from painting to photography, from global independent cinema to Hollywood movies, from posters and broadsides to digital media, from public art to graphic novels-has shaped diasporic imaginings of the individual and collective self. How is the travel of black bodies reflected in reciprocal black images? How is blackness forged and remade through...   More >

Friday, March 3, 2017

Citation Management: Best Practice

Workshop | March 3 | 12:10-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, Bioscience & Natural Resources Library

 Susan Koskinen

 Library

What is a personal content management system? Compare programs, learn how to manage your citations, save pdfs, create bibliographies, share documents and images.