<< Wednesday, August 21, 2019 >>

Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Graduate International Student Orientation

Orientation | August 21 | 8 a.m.-12 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Berkeley International Office is excited for you to join us! We are planning a full schedule to introduce you to UC Berkeley, including time to meet new friends and many opportunities to get your questions answered. We'll also have several additional workshops and fun events for you to participate in the rest of the week.

Dissertation Talk: Unlocking Design Reuse with Hardware Compiler Frameworks

Presentation | August 21 | 10-11 a.m. | 380 Soda Hall

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Emerging applications from the edge to the cloud are constantly increasing demand for energy efficient and performant computation. While specialized hardware can meet these power and performance goals, the high non-reoccurring engineering (NRE) costs of designing, testing, and verifying custom hardware severely hinders its supply. Hardware construction languages such as Chisel enables hardware...   More >

EHS 403 RUA On-Boarding

Course | August 21 | 10:30-11:30 a.m. | 331 University Hall

 IB

 Office of Environment, Health & Safety

Curator's Talk: Lawrence Rinder on Strange

Presentation | August 21 | 12 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Director and Chief Curator Lawrence Rinder offers an engaging walkthrough of the exhibition, which he organized, exploring the artistic expression of drama and memory, miracles and coincidence, myth and magic, death and the spirit, and inner and outer worlds. Among the widely varied artists he includes are Diane Arbus, William Blake, Bruce Conner, Sylvia Fein, Ynez Johnson, Rene Magritte, and...   More >

Planning for Your Next Career Move

Workshop | August 21 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 24 University Hall

 Human Resources

You have goals for your job, but how about your career? Being ready for your next career move means preparing early. In this workshop, you’ll begin to frame a goal and a plan to build and sustain momentum.

Chancellor's New Student Convocation

Special Event | August 21 | 1-2 p.m. |  Memorial Stadium

 University Development and Alumni Relations

The New Student Convocation will formally welcome 9,000 new undergraduate students to the university. The convocation ceremony is an opportunity for the incoming students to gather together as a class and hear from campus administration, student leaders, and faculty.

The Cut-Off Phenomenon for the Random-Cluster Model

Seminar | August 21 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Insuk Seo, Seoul National University

 Department of Statistics

In this presentation, we consider the random-cluster model which is a generalization of the standard edge percolation model. For the random-cluster model on lattice with periodic boundary condition, we prove that the Glauber dynamics exhibits a phenomenon known as the cut-off, especially for the very subcritical regime for all dimensions. This is a joint work with Shirshendu Ganguly.

Information Sessions about Student Affairs and Higher Education Administration Certificate Program

Information Session | August 21 | 5:30-7 p.m. |  UC Berkeley Extension (Golden Bear Center)

 Sigrid Mueller

 UC Berkeley Extension

Learn how you can start or advance a career in student affairs and higher-education administration. Hear about how our certificate can help you work with student diversity, foster leadership and grow your understanding of the higher-education landscape.

  Register online

Certificate Program in Student Affairs and Higher-Education Administration

Information Session | August 21 | 5:30-7 p.m. | 206 UC Berkeley Extension (Golden Bear Center)

 Sigrid Mueller, Program Director, Education, UC Berkeley Extension

 UC Berkeley Extension

Learn how you can start or advance a career in student affairs and higher-education administration. Hear about how our certificate can help you work with student diversity, foster leadership and grow your understanding of the higher-education landscape.

  Register online

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.

Talk Mobility now!

Panel Discussion | August 21 | 6:30-9 p.m. | UC Berkeley Extension (SF Campus at 160 Spear St.), 608-609

 Jose Diaz Salazar, Manager, Innovation Lab San Francisco, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company; Vienna Harvey, Learning Technologist/Vehicle Engineer, Autonomous Systems, Udacity; Dinesh C., Chief Creative Officer, Carvi Inc.

 UC Berkeley Extension

UC Berkeley is thrilled and honored to host the 14th edition of “Talk Mobility Now,” organized by CarVi. If you want to be updated on the latest innovations, meet enthusiasts & like-minded professionals, and share your knowledge about autonomous cars, join us on August 21 at 6:30pm at UC Berkeley Extension San Francisco Center. You will meet with panelists Jose Diaz Salazar, San Francisco...   More >

La vie de Bohème

Film - Feature | August 21 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Forget Puccini: Aki Kaurismäki declared that his aim in this film was to rescue Henri Murger’s novel Scènes de la vie de Bohème from the opera and its bourgeois proprieties. As usual with Kaurismäki, the effort is both ironic and improbably sincere. In a black-and-white Paris of timeless shabbiness, dotted with dreary cafes that might as well be in Helsinki, three impoverished artistes—an...   More >

Exhibits and Ongoing Events

The Life and Career of Kaneji Domoto

Exhibit - Multimedia | August 19 – December 16, 2019 every day | 210 Wurster Hall

 Environmental Design, College of

This exhibition explores the complex story behind the only American Japanese architect and landscape architect at Frank Lloyd Wright’s Usonian community, in Westchester County, New York in 1944.

Dinosaurs in Motion

Exhibit - Sculpture | July 22 – September 2, 2019 every day | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

Dinosaurs in Motion is an amazing blend of science, art, and innovation using 14 magnificent, fully interactive, anatomically inspired, recycled life-size metal dinosaur sculptures to engage and educate like never before!

Pleasure, Poison, Prescription, Prayer: The Worlds of Mind-Altering Substances

Exhibit - Artifacts | March 15 – December 15, 2019 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Hearst Museum of Anthropology

 Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

If you sip a cup of coffee, are you on drugs? If you try psychedelics, are you committing a crime? If you have a sweet tooth, are you a sugar addict?


Since the beginning of human existence, peoples of the world have altered their minds with countless plant-based substances. They have done so for many reasons, ranging from pleasure to health to ceremony, with effects both harmful and benign,...   More >

Art Wall: Carlos Amorales

Exhibit - Painting | March 27 – October 13, 2019 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

In this new commission for the BAMPFA Art Wall, entitled Ghost Demonstration, Amorales draws from the multiple histories of mural art in Mexico, the political demonstrations that occurred in Berkeley in the 1960s (as well as more recent events), and protests in the United Kingdom in the 1980s. In order to make this monumental mural, the artist used stencils of slogans from Berkeley protest...   More >

Unlimited: Recent Gifts from the William Goodman and Victoria Belco Photography Collection

Exhibit - Photography | March 27 – September 1, 2019 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

This exhibition celebrates a major gift of photography, donated over a period of several years, from Berkeley collectors William Goodman and Victoria Belco in memory of their daughter Teresa Goodman. While the exhibition features some historical photographs, such as pictures by the early twentieth-century French photographer Jacques-Henri Lartigue (most of whose work was made between the ages of...   More >