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Thursday, March 22, 2018

Paris/Berkeley/Bonn/Zürich Analysis Seminar: (Log-)epiperimetric inequality and regularity at isolated singularities for almost Area-Minimizing currents

Seminar | March 22 | 9:10-10 a.m. | 238 Sutardja Dai Hall

 Luca Spolaor, MIT and Princeton University

 Department of Mathematics

The uniqueness of blow-up and regularity of multiplicity-one minimal surfaces at isolated singularities has been successfully investigated by Allard-Almgren [Ann. of Math. '81], in the integrable case, and by L. Simon [Ann. of Math. '83], in its full generality. In this talk I will present a simple and completely variational approach to this problem, achieved by proving a new logarithmic...   More >

Invisible No More: A Symposium on Resisting Police Violence against Black Women and Women of Color

Conference/Symposium | March 22 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Multicultural Community Center

 Center for Race and Gender, Department of Ethnic Studies, Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society, Institute of Governmental Studies, Department of Gender and Women's Studies, Institute for the Study of Societal Issues, Townsend Center for the Humanities, American Cultures, Equity and Inclusion, Vice Chancellor

The Center for Race & Gender presents…


Experiences of women of color – often invisible in broader debates and movements around police violence, criminalization, and gender-based violence – must fuel our research & resistance.

March 21-22, 2018
Multicultural Community Center, MLK Student...   More >

Econ 235, Financial Economics: Topic Forthcoming

Seminar | March 22 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | C330 Haas School of Business

 Sabrina Howell, NYU

 Department of Economics

Joint with the Haas Finance Seminar

2018 ESPM Seminar Series - Jonathan Baillie

Seminar | March 22 | 12-1 p.m. | 132 Mulford Hall

 Dept. of Environmental Science, Policy, and Mgmt. (ESPM)

Jonathan Baillie, Chief Scientist and Senior VP of the National Geographic Society presents, "The New Scientific Vision of the National Geographic Society"

Coffee will be served at 11:30 in 139 Mulford Hall.

This event is open to the public.

Oliver E. Williamson Seminar

Seminar | March 22 | 12-1:30 p.m. | C325 Haas School of Business

 Josh Bloomenstock, Berkeley

 Department of Economics

Paper: Migration and the Value of Social Networks

Mistaking Minds and Machines: How Speech Affects Dehumanization and Anthropomorphism

Seminar | March 22 | 12-1 p.m. | 205 South Hall

 Juliana Schroeder, Assistant Professor, Haas Management of Organizations Group

 Center for Long-Term Cybersecurity (CLTC)

Please join us on Thursday, March 22 at 12pm as Juliana Schroeder, Assistant Professor in the Haas Management of Organizations Group, will discuss her recent research, which focuses on how the voice can affect the likelihood of mistaking a person for a machine, or a machine for a person.

  RSVP online by March 20.

Juliana Schroeder

Planning Your Pregnancy Leave (BEUHS315)

Workshop | March 22 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club

 Nicole Roses, UCB HR Employee Relations Consultant; Sheila Taliafero, UCB Disability Counselor; Gabe Schmidt, UCB Health Care Facilitator; Ann Gilbert, UCB Academic Personnel

 Be Well at Work - Work/Life

Thinking about starting a family? This workshop will provide information on leave policies, disability benefits, use of sick/vacation time, and options on when/how to return to work after having a child for both faculty and staff employees. Enroll online.

  Register online

Seminar 217, Risk Management: The Financing Rate Implied by Equity Futures

Seminar | March 22 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Speaker: Nick Gunther, UC Berkeley

 Center for Risk Management Research

This talk will explore the cost of implicit leverage associated with an S&P 500 Index futures contract and derive an implied financing rate. While this implicit financing rate was often attractive relative to market rates on explicit financings, the relationship between the implicit and explicit financing rates was volatile and varied considerably based on legal and economic regimes. Among other...   More >

The Future of Free Speech and Campus Debate

Panel Discussion | March 22 | 1-5 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, 310 Banatao Auditorium

 George Thomas, Claremont McKenna College

 Shep Melnick, Boston College; Lindsay Shepherd, Laurier University; Larry Alexander, University of San Diego School of Law; Joshua Dunn, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs; April Kelly-Woessner, Elizabethtown College; Steve Teles, Johns Hopkins University

 UC Berkeley School of Law

March 22, 2018
310 Banatao Auditorium, Sutardja Dai Hall

Panel 1 (1 – 2:50 pm): The Blurred Lines Over Free Speech, Hate Speech, and Academic Freedom

Panel 2 (3:10 – 5:00 pm): Is Intellectual Diversity Essential to Academic Excellence?

Econ 235, Financial Economics: Gym Usage and Cost Salience

Seminar | March 22 | 1-2 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Andy Schwartz, UC Berkeley

 Department of Economics

Total Station Training

Workshop | March 22 | 1-4 p.m. | 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility), Meet in Atrium and move outside building | Canceled

 Archaeological Research Facility

We’ll meet in the ARF Atrium and, weather permitting, we’ll go outside with the units. The total stations are our Sokkia SET 5 series that are typically used for precision mapping during excavation.

  Register online

Sokkia SET 5

Maternal Child and Adolescent Health Speaker: Prof-in-Residence Faculty Search

Lecture | March 22 | 1:30-3 p.m. | 198 University Hall

 Olivia Lindly, PhD, MPH, Post Doctoral Researcher, Harvard Medical School

 Division of Community Health Sciences

Advancing Family Experiences of Health Care Quality & Service Use for Children

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 >

ISF 110 - Free Speech in the Public Sphere: An Interdisciplinary Approach

Course | January 16 – May 3, 2018 every Tuesday & Thursday | 2-3:30 p.m. | 102 Wurster Hall

 Division of Undergraduate Education

In this spring 2018 class, we shall take up the nature of public speech from Socrates' public dissent to social media messaging today. The course reading will combine classic philosophical statements about the value of free, subversive and offensive speech; histories of the emergence of public spheres; and sociologies of technologically-mediated speech today.

Interactive systems for code and data demography

Seminar | March 22 | 4-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, 306 Soda Hall - HP Auditorium

 Elena Glassman, Postdoctoral Scholar, EECS; UC Berkeley

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

I will focus this talk on systems that use program analysis, program synthesis, and visualization to power active data-driven teaching in large programming classrooms and passive knowledge sharing within developer communities.

Hungary’s Orbán Regime: Splitting the EU and Leading a New East European Bloc?

Lecture | March 22 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Paul Lendvai, Journalist

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

Through a masterly and cynical manipulation of ethnic nationalism, and deep-rooted corruption, Prime Minister Orbán has exploited successive electoral victories to build a closely knit and super-rich oligarchy. More than any other EU leader, he wields undisputed power over his people.

Orbán’s ambitions are far-reaching. Hailed by governments and far-right politicians as the champion of a new...   More >

This Is Not My Mother’s Adobo!!!: The Cultural Politics of Philippine Cuisine in a Foodie World

Lecture | March 22 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Martin Manalansan IV, Associate Professor of Asian American Studies, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

 Center for Southeast Asia Studies, Department of South & Southeast Asian Studies, Filipino & Philippine Studies Working Group

This talk examines recent declarations about Philippine Cuisine as the new exciting food trend in the culinary world. By interrogating notions of authenticity, appropriation, and commodification, the talk will attempt to "stir the pot" with issues of transnational culinary expertise and Filipino hiya (shame).

Martin Manalansan IV

Environmental Care and the Infrastructure of Indifference: Tanner Lectures on Human Values by Michael Warner

Lecture | March 22 | 4:10-6:15 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room

 Michael Warner, Seymour H. Knox Professor of English, University of California, Los Angeles

 University of California, Berkeley

Michael Warner will present a three-day lecture series with commentary by Anahid Nersissian, Dale Jamieson, and Jedediah Purdy on March 20, 21, & 22, 2018. The first day's lecture is titled "On the Grid." The second day's lecture is titled "Infrastructure as Ethics." There will be a seminar and discussion on the third day. All days' events are free and open to the public. No tickets required.

Michael Warner

Chern Lectures: Singular stochastic PDEs. Lecture 3: Regularity structures

Lecture | March 22 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Martin Hairer, Imperial College London

 Department of Mathematics

Gregory Maxwell Bruce | Travels through Four Languages: Shibli's Great Journey

Lecture | March 22 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Dr. Gregory Maxwell Bruce, Lecturer in Urdu, Dept. of South and Southeast Asian Studies, UC Berkeley

 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, The Berkeley Urdu Initiative, The Berkeley Pakistan Initiative

A talk by UC Berkeley's Urdu language lecturer, Dr. Gregory Maxwell Bruce. Dr. Bruce is a scholar of Islam in South Asia and Urdu Literature.

Trust as Violence: The Politics of Film and the Militarization of Male Sexuality in National Socialism

Lecture | March 22 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Anja Laukötter, Center for the History of Emotions at the Max Planck Institute for Human Development in Berlin

 Institute of European Studies, Center for German and European Studies, GHI West, the Pacific Regional Office of the German Historical Institute Washington DC

This talk discusses the political significance of film and emotions in National Socialism. It explains how Nazi ideology and culture politics led to the conception and production of films as a forum for regulating emotions. It then explores the regime's ambivalent sexual politics, and in particular its attempts to fight the spread of venereal disease, which took on new relevance for the military...   More >

DCRP/GMS Lecture: Nikhil Anand “Leaks and the Hydraulic City”

Lecture | March 22 | 5:30-7 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

The talk overviews Nikhil Anand’s recently published book, Leaks and the Hydraulic City, which demonstrates how water infrastructure is a critical site for the making of cities and citizenship.

GWE Board Game Night

Social Event | March 22 | 5:30-7 p.m. | 630 Sutardja Dai Hall

 Graduate Assembly

Join GWE for pizza and board games. Bring your friends, labmates, etc.

We will provide the games but feel free to bring your own!

VSR Social Mixer

Social Event | March 22 | 6-8 p.m. |  Daily Pint

 1828 Euclid Ave, Berkeley, CA 94709

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

On behalf of the Berkeley International Office, we would like to invite you to attend our Visiting Student Researcher (VSR) Social Mixer! All are welcome so feel free to invite friends,family or new colleagues.

Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

Location: Daily Pint (1828 Euclid Ave, Berkeley)
Date: March 22nd, 2018
Time: 6- 8 pm
We look forward to seeing you there!

Irish Connections: Celebrating the Contributions of Robert and Rebecca Tracy to Irish Studies at Berkeley and in the Bay Area

Reception | March 22 | 6-8 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, 315 - Maude Fife Room

 Institute of European Studies, Department of Irish Studies Program, Celtic Studies Program English, Irish Literary and Historical Society of the Bay Area

Celebration of the Contributions of Bob and Becky Tracy to Irish Studies at Berkeley and in the Bay Area

Panel Discussion | March 22 | 6-8:30 p.m. | 330 Wheeler Hall

 Department of English, Irish Studies, Celtic Studies

We hope that you will join us on Thursday, March 22nd, to celebrate the long and crucial presence of Robert and Rebecca Tracy in the Irish Studies scene in the Bay Area. From 6-7 p.m. we’ll gather in the Maude Fife Room (315 Wheeler Hall on the UC Berkeley campus) for a program of brief remarks by members of the Celtic Studies Program and the English Department at Berkeley as well as the Irish...   More >

Beyond Identity: Building Collective Struggles for Racial and Health Justice

Colloquium | March 22 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Kroeber Hall, Room 221

 George Lipsitz, Professor of Black Studies, UC Santa Barbara; Rupa Marya, Associate Professor of Medicine and Faculty Director of the Do No Harm Coalition, UC San Francisco; Carlos Martinez, PhD student, UC Berkeley/UC San Francisco Joint Program in Medical Anthropology

 Berkeley Center for Social Medicine

Since the 2016 presidential elections, “identity politics” have come under acute fire by a number of liberal and left commentators who fault its proponents with dividing civil society and social movements, while creating a backlash that brought Trump to power. Yet, extensive scholarship in social science and public health has made it clear that race has been and continues to be a foundational...   More >

Cal Night at the San Jose Sharks: vs. Las Vegas Golden Knights

Sport - Recreational | March 22 | 7-10 p.m. |  SAP Center

  , San Jose, CA

 Cal Alumni Association

$33, $55

 use code: CAL ALUMNI. Tickets go on sale February 13. Buy tickets online

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Chick Corea

Performing Arts - Music | March 22 | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Cal Performances

Chick Corea joins the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra as a special guest in an evening of music from the pianist's diverse songbook. Expect renditions of Corea classics like “Crystal Silence,” “You’re Everything,” “Armando’s Rhumba,” and “Tones for Joan’s Bones,” arranged by members of the Jazz at Lincoln Center band.

$36-98 prices subject to change

  Tickets go on sale March 22. Buy tickets online or by calling 510-642-9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

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 >

“We’re Here, We’re Queer, We’re in the Public Record!”: The LGBTQ Movement and Life as Seen Through Government Information

Exhibit - Artifacts | March 15 – August 31, 2018 every day | Doe Library, Brown Gallery


This exhibit showcases selected documents pertaining to LGBTQ history and highlights aspects of LGBTQ life that have been impacted by actions of federal, state, and local governments.

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 >

Face to Face: Looking at Objects That Look at You

Exhibit - Multimedia | March 10 – December 9, 2018 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Hearst Museum of Anthropology | Note change in date

 Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

For this Spring 2018 exhibit, entitled Face to Face: Looking at Objects that Look at You, the Hearst staff and 14 UC Berkeley freshmen have co-curated a global selection of objects that depict human faces in different ways. The exhibit asks: Why and how do crafting traditions of the world so often incorporate human faces, and how do people respond to those faces? Objects such as West African...   More >