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Friday, March 9, 2018

Alumni Happy Hour

Social Event | March 9 |  San Francisco, CA

 Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership

Come mingle with alumni and the Fung Institute staff at the 6th annual Master of Engineering Alumni Happy Hour!

 Only open to Master of Engineering alumni and current students.

Theology and Its Publics

Workshop | March 9 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion

In order to reorient theological study, the Berkeley Public Theology Program supports a broad and comparative investigation of the ways this study happens, past and present, in the U.S. and abroad. This investigation includes two annual workshops on comparative approaches to theology, with participants drawn from a diverse group of institutions.

42nd Annual Stanford-Berkeley Conference - Empires: Past and Present

Conference/Symposium | March 9 | 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. |  Stanford Humanities Center

 424 Saint Teresa Street, Stanford, CA 94305

 Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES), Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies, Stanford Humanities Center

42nd Annual Stanford-Berkeley Conference
Empires: Past and Present
Friday, March 9, 2018
Stanford Humanities Center
424 Santa Teresa Street

A century after the collapse of Europe's continental empires, we are living in an age that many contemporary scholars have characterized as still dominated by these imperial legacies as well as new forms of imperial rule. This conference will explore...   More >

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Civil and Environmental Engineering Department Seminar: Sufficiency and Efficiency and Proficiency, Oh My! A Unified Metric for Seismic Intensity Measure Selection

Seminar | March 9 | 10-11 a.m. | 542 Davis Hall

 Madeleine Flint

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

Probabilistic Seismic Demand Analysis (PSDA) characterizes the response of buildings and other structures to the full range of future ground motions expected at a structure's site, and is widely used in research and practice.

Amateurism Across the Arts

Conference/Symposium | March 9 | 10 a.m.-6 p.m. |  Hearst Museum of Anthropology

 Arts Research Center

Amateurism Across the Arts is an exploration of vernacular, popular, fannish, kitsch, informal, self-taught, user-generated, and DIY production in music, architecture, literature, the visual arts, dance, and new media.

Cartenera Books

Elemental Media: 26th Annual Interdisciplinary German Studies Conference

Conference/Symposium | March 9 – 10, 2018 every day | 10 a.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Townsend Center for the Humanities

The Interdisciplinary German Studies Conference brings media theory in conversation with ecological thought. Contributions from the fields of German, Comparative Literature, Rhetoric, Visual and Environmental Studies, Film and Media, and History.

Frederick Douglass: On Photography

Lecture | March 9 | 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | 308A Doe Library

 Laura Wexler, Professor, Yale University

 Department of English, American Studies, Department of Gender and Women's Studies, Berkeley Art History Department, Phi Beta Kappa Berkeley Chapter, The National Phi Beta Kappa Society

In the 1860s, Frederick Douglass gave several public lectures about the importance of the thennew
invention of photography. In “Pictures and Progress” he shared his vision of the role he hoped
photography would play in fostering a more democratic society after the Civil War. Douglass thus
became one of the first major American theorists of the medium. This presentation and discussion...   More >

Mapping Indigenous California History

Tour/Open House | March 9 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 50 McCone Hall

 Guest curated by Julia Lewandoski, graduate student, History Department


This event explores just one chapter in California's complex and on-going indigenous history, by featuring maps of Native American land claims made in the 1850s. After the 1830s secularization of the Spanish Franciscan missions where many Native Californians were forced to live and labor, some Native peoples still living at former missions managed to obtain titles to land from Mexican...   More >

“Leveraging Deep Neural Networks To Study Human Cognition”

Colloquium | March 9 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

 Joshua Peterson, UC Berkeley

 Department of Psychology

Ph.D. Exit Talk

Dr. Eric Hoek Seminar: Environmental Engineering Seminar

Seminar | March 9 | 12-1 p.m. | 534 Davis Hall

 Dr. Eric Hoek, Professor, UCLA

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

Activism and Pragmatism: Building a Career as a Global Change Maker: A Brown Bag Discussion with Bennett Freeman

Seminar | March 9 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 820 Barrows Hall

 Bennett Freeman

 Social Science Matrix

Opportunities for progressive change in the 21st century increasingly come from multiple actors and sectors: governments and international institutions; multinational corporations and innovative entrepreneurs; responsible and impact investors; activist campaigners and social movements. Often those opportunities come at the intersection of those actors and sectors: sometimes forged in conflict;...   More >

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Bennett Freeman

Abstracting Water to Extract Minerals in Mongolia’s South Gobi Province

Lecture | March 9 | 12 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Franck Bille, Program Director, Tang Center for Silk Road Studies

 Sara L. Jackson, Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences Metropolitan State University of Denver

 Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), UC Berkeley Mongolia Initiative

The Oyu Tolgoi copper-gold mine has become a symbol of the promise of mining to revive Mongolia’s struggling economy and to propel the nation into a new era of prosperity. Water resources are vital to the operation of Oyu Tolgoi, which is expected to be in operation for at least thirty years. However, local residents, particularly nomadic herders, have raised concerns about the redirection of...   More >

Yoga for Tension and Stress Relief (BEUHS664)

Workshop | March 9 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 251 Hearst Gymnasium

 Laurie Ferris, Yoga Instructor, Be Well at Work - Wellness Program

 Be Well at Work - Wellness

Practicing yoga can release tension in your joints, give you greater range of movement, soothe your back, and grant you increased comfort in all aspects of your life. Learn how pranayama breathing can enhance your practice, and help liberate your mind in surprising ways. Yoga mats are provided, or you can bring your own. Comfortable clothing and bare feet recommended.

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Talking About Combinatorial Objects Student Seminar: Generalized Permutahedra

Seminar | March 9 | 1-2 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Mariel Supina, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

The standard permutahedron is a polytope obtained by taking the convex hull of the orbit of the point $(0, 1, ..., n)$ under the action of the symmetric group. Due to how it is constructed, the permutahedron contains a great deal of information about the symmetric group in its structure. I will present some interesting results about the permutahedron which will illustrate the link between this...   More >

Solid State Technology and Devices Seminar: Taking electrons out of bioelectronics: transistors, ion channels, and shark’s electrosensors

Seminar | March 9 | 1-2 p.m. | Cory Hall, 521 Hogan Room

 Marco Rolandi, Department of Electrical Engineering, University of California, Santa Cruz

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

The quest for smaller and faster computing has mostly focused on controlling the flow of electrons and holes in nanoscale structures. In living systems, ionic and protonic currents affect physiological function. As such, ionic and protonic devices offer exciting opportunities for bioelectronics. Proton transport in nature is important for ATP oxidative phosphorylation in mitochondria, light...   More >

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – December 30, 2018 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 plant species, learn about the vast collection, and see what is currently in bloom. Meet at the Entry Plaza.

Free with Garden admission
Advanced registration not required

Tours may be cancelled without notice.
For day-of inquiries, please call 510-643-2755
For tour questions, please email gardentours@berkeley.edu...   More >

Stewardship of the Cultural Record: How do we approximate cultural “production”?

Seminar | March 9 | 1:30-3 p.m. | 107 South Hall

 Clifford Lynch

 Information, School of

The challenge of cultural stewardship when everyone is a content producer.

Atomic Layer Etching in Semiconductor Device Manufacturing

Seminar | March 9 | 1:30-2:30 p.m. | Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Bldg. 62, room 230

 Dr. Aaron Eppler, Lam Research, Fremont

 College of Chemistry

BLISS Seminar: Nonconvex Sparse Deconvolution: Geometry and Efficient Methods

Seminar | March 9 | 2-3 p.m. | 540 Cory Hall

 John Wright, Associate Professor, Columbia University

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

The problem of decomposing a given dataset as a superposition of basic motifs arises in a wide range of application areas, including neural spike sorting and the analysis of astrophysical and microscopy data. Motivated by these problems, we study a ``short-and-sparse’’ deconvolution problem, in which the goal is to recover a short motif a from its convolution with a random spike train x. We...   More >

Hybridized Metasurfaces: A New Twist in Flat Optics: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | March 9 | 2-3 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall | Note change in time and location

 Prof. Cheng-Wei Qiu, Nat'l University of Singapore, ECE

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

I will report some of the most recent developments in my group as well as in the field of the interfacial engineering of manipulation of light-matter interactions, via the artificially constructed structures of ultrathin thickness compared to the wavelength. In particular, the low-dimension and high-frequency scaling may promise a lot more interesting applications, while the challenges in design...   More >

Student Probability/PDE Seminar: Equivalence of Ensembles for Gibbs Measures and Large Deviation Principle

Seminar | March 9 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Fraydoun Rezakhanlou, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Clark Kerr Garden Open Hours

Tour/Open House | February 2 – May 11, 2018 every Friday | 2:30-4:30 p.m. |  Clark Kerr Campus

 Campus Gardens

The Clark Kerr Garden is managed by Gardener Susanne Weisman along with the Cal Dining Sustainability Team Garden Coordinators and committed volunteers. Clark Kerr contains a culinary garden, an orchard, and continually growing edible landscaping.

Our goal is to be a space where anyone can hang out, pass through, learn something, collaborate, and enjoy food together. We hold skills training...   More >

“Immune system regulation by microbiota in intestinal barrier homeostasis”

Seminar | March 9 | 3-4 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

 Dan Littman, Skirball Institute and New York University

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Pathways to the Environmental and Sustainability Public Sector: Networking Event

Career Fair | March 9 | 3-5 p.m. | Career Center, Gold Room

 2440 2440 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94720

 Career Center

The Career Center is hosting a networking event where we will invite organizations to have a table, explain what their organization does, and then the rest of the event will be networking.

Dopamine Diversity: Tasks, Projections and Channels

Seminar | March 9 | 3-4 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center

 Dr. Jochen Roeper, Director, Institute of Neurophysiology, Goethe University Frankfurt

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Dopamine (DA) midbrain neurons that in reside in the two neighboring nuclei substantia nigra (SN) and ventral tegmental area (VTA) have segregated according to their axonal projections into several mostly parallel systems with different functions in the control of action, reward-based learning and cognition. In vivo electrophysiology in awake freely moving mice demonstrates...   More >

Distinguished Faculty Research Lecture: The Power and Value of Minority Opinion

Lecture | March 9 | 3 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll room

 Charlan Nemeth, Professor of the Graduate School, UC Berkeley

 Department of Psychology

This talk will deal with a career long investigation of the power of minority opinions, which initially focused on how they “persuade” and subsequently on their value in stimulating thought. Witnessing dissent, our thinking becomes more open and less biased, the kind of thinking that leads to better decisions and more creative solutions.
This research, conducted over 40 years, underscores two...   More >

The Means Don’t Quantify the Ends: Criteria and Metrics for Evaluating Digital Preservation Success

Seminar | March 9 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 107 South Hall

 Stephen Abrams, California Digital Library

 Information, School of

Cultural preservation is a form of communication with the future. So how can we measure its success?

Film: Beuys

Film - Feature | March 9 | 4 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

This new documentary explores the life and work of avant-garde sculptor, painter, performance artist, and social activist Joseph Beuys, chronicling his art and ideas about media, community, and capitalism in an intimate way.

An Intellectual History of Literati Localism, 1100-1500

Colloquium | March 9 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Peter Bol, East Asian Languages and Civilizations, Harvard University

 Nicolas Tackett, History, UC Berkeley

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

Literati communities took form at the local level in the twelfth century and developed various forms of voluntary activism in areas that had once been the province of the state and religious institutions. Some Neo-Confucians encouraged this voluntarism, but generally literati continued to see themselves as members of a national elite even if they lived their lives locally. This case study of...   More >

Gaze and Locomotion in Natural Terrains

Seminar | March 9 | 4-5 p.m. | 489 Minor Hall

 Mary Hayhoe, Professor, Center for Perceptual Systems, University of Texas Austin

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Abstract: Eye movements in the natural world reflect the information needs of the momentary behavioral goals, the rewards and costs associated with those goals, and uncertainty about the state of the world. We examine how these factors trade off in the context of walking outdoors in terrains of varying difficulty, a situation where little is known about how visual and locomotor systems work...   More >

A Drive for Better Air Service: How air service imbalances across megaregions integrate air and highway demands

Lecture | March 9 | 4 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Megan Smirti Ryerson, University of Pennsylvania

 Institute of Transportation Studies

Abstract: Between 2000 and 2010, newly merged U.S. airlines decreased service to airports in small and mid-sized metropolitan regions, opting to consolidate their operations at high-value airport hubs (passenger transfer points). At this point travelers living in small and mid-sized regions likely began leaking, or abandoning their local airport to take flights from hub airports offering more...   More >

Music Studies Colloquium Melina Esse (Eastman School of Music): Divinely Inspired: Incantation and the Making of Melody in Bellini's Norma

Colloquium | March 9 | 4:30 p.m. | 128 Morrison Hall

 Department of Music

In her writing, teaching, and personal practice, Melina Esse enacts her longstanding fascination with the connections between gender, materiality, and performance. A scholar of opera in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, she has published widely—on voice and technological mediation, on opera and film, and on gender and the emotive body. Her latest work probes the intertwining histories of...   More >

Film: Winter Light

Film - Feature | March 9 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

The central film in Bergman’s “God trilogy” features Gunnar Björnstrand as a pastor haunted by God’s silence. With Max von Sydow and Ingrid Thulin.

Baseball vs. Brown

Sport - Intercollegiate - Baseball/Softball | March 9 | 7:05 p.m. |  Evans Field

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Baseball hosts Brown at Evans Diamond.

globalFEST on the Road: Las Cafeteras and Flor de Toloache

Performing Arts - Music | March 9 | 8-10 p.m. |  Fox Theater


 Cal Performances

“globalFEST on the Road” celebrates the dawn of a “New Golden Age of Latin Music,” with Las Cafeteras and Mariachi Flor de Toloache, two bilingual ensembles representing a new wave of Latin music emerging across the US that fuses traditional styles with contemporary sounds.

$28-60 prices subject to change

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David Kim, piano

Performing Arts - Music | March 9 | 8 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

SCHUMANN Kreisleriana, op. 16
SCHUBERT Piano Sonata No.19, D.958

$15 General Admission, $12 non-UCB students, seniors, current/retired UCB faculty and staff, groups 10+, $5 UCB students

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Exhibits and Ongoing Events

Buddhist Realms

Exhibit - Multimedia | October 25, 2017 – April 22, 2018 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

This presentation showcases exquisite examples of Buddhist art from the Himalayan region.

Art Wall: Karabo Poppy Moletsane

Exhibit - Painting | November 22, 2017 – July 15, 2018 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Moletsane’s vibrant, large-scale portraits for the Art Wall draw on both traditional African visual culture and Afrofuturism.

Fiat Yuks: Cal Student Humor, Then and Now

Exhibit - Artifacts | October 16, 2017 – June 3, 2018 every day | Bancroft Library, Rowell Cases, 2nd floor corridor between The Bancroft Library and Doe Library

 Bancroft Library

Let there be laughter! This exhibition features Cal students’
cartoons, jokes, and satire throughout the years selected
from their humor magazines and other publications.

Environmental Design Archives Exhibition: Hollywood and Vine

Exhibit - Multimedia | January 22 – May 15, 2018 every day | 210 Wurster Hall

 Environmental Design, College of

See the homes of the STARS!! Or more precisely, designs for the homes and gardens of film stars, directors, screen writers, and designers curated by head archivist at the Environmental Design Archives, Waverly Lowell.

Way Bay

Exhibit - Multimedia | January 17 – May 6, 2018 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Way Bay is a sweeping exploration of the creative energies that have emerged from the San Francisco Bay Area over the past two hundred years. The exhibition features nearly two hundred works of art, film, performance, poetry, and archival materials by Bay Area artists and others whose work engages with the region’s geographic, social, and cultural landscape.

The exhibition takes a nonlinear...   More >

Theresa Hak Kyung Cha: Avant Dictee

Exhibit - Multimedia | January 31 – April 22, 2018 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Theresa Hak Kyung Cha: Avant Dictee offers viewers an opportunity to experience the work of this prolific artist in a new way, through her best-known work, the artist’s book Dictee. Placing the book as a point of entry into her wider creative production, the exhibition explores resonances between Dictee’s ten thematic sections (nine of them named for the Greek muses) and artworks drawn from the...   More >

The Invisible Museum: History and Memory of Morocco

Exhibit - Artifacts | January 23 – June 29, 2018 every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday |  Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)

 Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

Since its inception in 1962, the former Judah L. Magnes Museum distinguished itself by directing its collecting efforts outside the focus on European Jewish culture and history that was prevalent among American Jewish museums at the time. During the 1970s and 1980s, its founders, Seymour and Rebecca Fromer, actively corralled an informal team of activist collectors and supporters. Together, they...   More >

The Worlds of Arthur Szyk | The Taube Family Arthur Szyk Collection: Auditorium installation of enlarged reproductions of select collection items

Exhibit - Multimedia | January 23 – June 29, 2018 every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday |  Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)

 Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

Acquired by The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life in 2017 thanks to an unprecedented gift from Taube Philanthropies, the most significant collection of works by Arthur Szyk (Łódź, Poland, 1894 – New Canaan, Connecticut, 1951) is now available to the world in a public institution for the first time as the Taube Family Arthur Szyk Collection.

Born into a middle-class Polish...   More >

Fiat Yuks: Cal Student Humor, Then and Now

Exhibit - Artifacts | October 13, 2017 – May 30, 2019 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | Bancroft Library, Rowell Cases, near Heyns Reading Room, 2nd floor corridor between The Bancroft Library and Doe

 Bancroft Library

Let there be laughter! This exhibition features Cal students’ cartoons, jokes, and satire from throughout the years, selected from their humor magazines and other publications.

ARCH Exhibition: Carme Pinós, 2018 Berkeley-Rupp Professor

Exhibit - Multimedia | February 22 – April 20, 2018 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday with exceptions | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | 108 Wurster Hall

 Environmental Design, College of

ON VIEW: FEB 22-APR 20, MON-FRI 10am-5pm. Recent designs of the internationally recognized 2018 Berkeley-Rupp Architecture Professor will be featured, ranging from cultural centers to educational institutions to urban landscapes. Open to the public!

High Holy Days at the Luna Park: Show-card Posters from the Firschein Press (Brooklyn, NY, 1920-1974)

Exhibit - Artifacts | January 23 – June 29, 2018 every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. |  Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)

 Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

This exhibition presents a selection from the over one hundred “show-card” posters printed by the Firschein Press, a small business operated by East European Jewish immigrants, that served local Jewish and non-Jewish communities in Brooklyn for the better half of the 20th century. Oscar Firschein brought the posters to California once the Press ceased its activities. He and his wife, Theda,...   More >

The Karaite Canon: Manuscripts and Ritual Objects from Cairo

Exhibit - Artifacts | January 23 – June 29, 2018 every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. |  Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)

 Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

A selection from the over fifty manuscripts collected by The Magnes in Cairo, Egypt, during an expedition led by the museum’s founder, Seymour Fromer, in 1971. At the time, the aim of The Magnes was to salvage unique documents during a period of great turmoil in the Middle East.

The manuscripts are accompanied by a variety of ritual objects, original ketubbot (marriage contracts), and by...   More >

Life and Resistance in the Mapuche Territory, Chile.: Vida y Resistencia en el Territorio Mapuche, Chile.

Exhibit - Multimedia | March 9 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 303 Doe Library

319762 Wallmapu Support Group Chilean Students Association Members


This is an opening event for the library exhibition that is dedicated to the topic of Mapuche in Chile. The exhibition will be hosted in the Moffitt Library (3rd floor)-From March 9th through June 30, 2018. The opening event will take place in 303 Doe Library on March 9th from 5 pm until 6 30 pm.