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Tuesday, September 17, 2019

BPM 210 Building Trust

Workshop | September 17 | 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | #24 University Hall

 Human Resources

This workshop is for UC Berkeley Staff. The content provides a common language and framework, focused on the specific behaviors that build trust.

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ART Summit 2019: Disrupting Neurodegenerative Diseases

Conference/Symposium | September 17 | 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Pauley Ballroom

 Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)

The theme for the 2019 ART Summit focuses on Disrupting Neurodegenerative Diseases.

Why should you come to the ART Summit?
Learning: Come to learn about emerging research and technologies focused on aging.
Professional Development and Collaboration: Mingle to share knowledge with our attendees and poster presenters, exhibitors, and speakers.

If you want to be up to date with all...   More >

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Apple Software Networking Event

Information Session | September 17 | 9 a.m.-1 p.m. | Bechtel Engineering Center, Garbarini Lounge

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

There’s a place at Apple for every kind of brilliant.

Our differences are our greatest strengths, leading to the collaboration and innovation that allow you to do the best work of your life.

Apple is coming to UC Berkeley for a Networking Event on Tuesday, September 17 and we’ll have ~30 engineers from the business that are looking forward to meeting interested students!

If you plan to...   More >

Development and Applications of New Synthetic Strategies for Polymer Science

Seminar | September 17 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Brett Fors, Department of Chemistry & Chemical Biology, Cornell University

 College of Chemistry

Synthetic polymers are significant importance in all aspects of modern life, and during the last few decades, these materials have facilitated major societal advances. Innovative polymeric materials have the potential to address humankind’s next grand scientific and technological challenges; however, taking advantage of the opportunities presented by these materials requires new methods for...   More >

Certificate Program in Finance Online Information Session

Information Session | September 17 | 11-11:30 a.m. |  Online

 Heather Liston, Program Director

 UC Berkeley Extension

Interested in changing careers to finance? Want to understand financial concepts and techniques to better perform your current work? Or you want to broaden your knowledge of investment management or capital gains? Then this certificate is for you.

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Seminar 217, Risk Management: Characteristics of Mutual Fund Portfolios: Where Are the Value Funds?

Seminar | September 17 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Speaker: Martin Lettau, UC Berkeley

 Consortium for Data Analytics in Risk

ABSTRACT: This paper provides a comprehensive analysis of portfolios of active mutual funds, ETFs and hedge funds through the lens of risk (anomaly) factors. We show that that these funds do not systematically tilt their portfolios towards profitable factors, such as high book-to-market (BM) ratios, high momentum, small size, high profitability and low investment growth. Strikingly, there are...   More >

SPH Fall 2019 Brown Bag Series: Breast Cancer Gone Viral? Bovine leukemia virus emerging as a probable cause of human breast cancer

Seminar | September 17 | 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 5101 Berkeley Way West

 Trudy Buehring, Professor of the Graduate School, School of Public Health

 Public Health, School of

Dr. Buehring will discuss the application of the Bradford-Hill causation criteria to help solve a long-term mystery and plan better strategies for primary prevention of breast cancer and perhaps other cancers. Dr. Buehring has been a cancer researcher on the School of Public Health faculty for 35 years.

Student Faculty Macro Lunch -

Presentation | September 17 | 12-1 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall | Note change in location

 Greg Kaplan, University of Chicago

 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 online by September 13.

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.

Colloquium: Hildebrand Scholars Roundtable

Colloquium | September 17 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Erika Brown, Edward E. Hildebrand Research Fellow

 Jae Yeon Kim, Edward E. Hildebrand Research Fellow

 Canadian Studies Program (CAN))

Colloquium: Hildebrand Scholars Roundtable
Berkeley Graduate Students present and discuss their research on Canadian topics. Lunch provided.

Fall 2019 Health Services Research Colloquium: Sept. 17: Maya Rossin-Slater

Colloquium | September 17 | 12:40-2 p.m. | 1205 Berkeley Way West

 Maya Rossin-Slater, PhD, Stanford University

 Health Policy and Management

Dr. Maya Rossin-Slater, Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Research and Policy at Stanford University, will present "When Dad Can Stay Home:Fathers' Workplace Flexibility and Maternal Health".

Intoxicating Plants Tour

Tour/Open House | September 17 | 1-2 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join us for a leisurely stroll through the Garden to learn about the plants people have used to heal pain, cause pain, bring about pleasure, celebrate the sacred, and symbolize faith. Cultures from around the world will be represented.

Free with Garden admission, no pre-registration required.

Free with Garden Admission; space is limited, registration required

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Space Physics Seminar

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

 Space Sciences Laboratory (SSL)

Seminar 281 International Trade and Finance: A Theory of Falling Growth and Rising Rents: Joint with Macroeconomics

Seminar | September 17 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall | Note change in time

 Pete Klenow, Professor, Stanford

 Department of Economics

Growth has fallen in the U.S., while firm concentration and profits have risen. Meanwhile, labor’s share of national income is down, mostly
due to the rising market share of low labor share firms. We propose a
theory for these trends in which the driving force is falling firm-level costs of spanning multiple markets, perhaps due to accelerating IT advances. In response, the most efficient firms...   More >

Seminar 218, Psychology and Economics: Preferences over Relative Income within the Household

Seminar | September 17 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Johannes Hermle, University of California, Berkeley

 Department of Economics

Student Harmonic Analysis and PDE Seminar (HADES): Szegö kernels and Toeplitz operators

Seminar | September 17 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Alix Deleporte, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Szegö kernels encode information on weighted holomorphic functions, or holomorphic sections. In an appropriate large curvature limit, they enjoy a semiclassical structure. Among other applications, these kernels are used to define an alternative quantization scheme : Berezin-Toeplitz quantization. This talk will be an opportunity to further motivate attendance to M. Zworski's course.

How to Write a Research Proposal Workshop

Workshop | September 17 | 4-5 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

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

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Need to write a grant proposal? This workshop is for you! You'll get a head start on defining your research question, developing a lit review and project plan, presenting your qualifications, and creating a realistic budget.

Open to all UC Berkeley students.

Against Humanity: Why the Concept Does Violence to the Common Good

Colloquium | September 17 | 4-6 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Sam Dubal, Berkeley Center for Social Medicine

 Berkeley Center for Social Medicine, Center for African Studies

This talk is not about crimes against humanity. Rather, it is an indictment of ‘humanity’, the concept that lies at the heart of human rights and humanitarian missions. Based on fieldwork in northern Uganda, I examine how 'humanity' conceptualizes the LRA as a set of problems rather than a set of possibilities, as inhuman enemies needing reform.

The River Grew Tired of Us: New Flows along the Mekong River

Lecture | September 17 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Andrew Alan Johnson, Visiting Scholar, CSEAS, UC Berkeley

 Center for Southeast Asia Studies

Along the Mekong River, where it creates the border between Thailand and Laos, hydropower projects have triggered a transformation. Strange floods and ebbs disrupt fish migrations, undercut riverbanks, and sweep away nets. Facing this new landscape, fishermen on the Mekong seek out new, hidden sources of potency that have revealed themselves at the same time as other powers fade in importance....   More >

Andrew Alan Johnson

Multidimensional and multifunctional super-resolution microscopy

Seminar | September 17 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Ke Xu, Dept. of Chemistry

 College of Chemistry

Recent advances in super-resolution fluorescence microscopy have led to ~10 nm spatial resolution and exciting new biology. We are developing new approaches to advance beyond the structural (shape) information offered by existing super-resolution methods, and reveal multidimensional information of intracellular functional parameters, including chemical polarity, diffusivity, and reactivity, with...   More >

Jisha Menon | Aesthetics of Waste: Consumer Desire and its Detritus in India

Lecture | September 17 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Jisha Menon, Associate Professor of Theater and Performance Studies and Director of the Centre for South Asia at Stanford University

 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

 Sugata Ray, Associate Professor, History of Art Department, UC Berkeley

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies, South Asia Art Initiative at UC Berkeley, Department of History of Art

Talk by scholar of postcolonial and performance studies Prof. Jisha Menon

Jane Street Tech Talk: Accelerating Self-Play Learning in Go

Information Session | September 17 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Accelerating Self-Play Learning in Go

Presented by: David Wu
Over the last few years at Jane Street, we've been increasingly exploring machine learning to build more sophisticated models in various areas of trading, and many of us are fascinated by the developments in the state of the art as a whole over that time.

Around early 2018, I started a personal hobby project to explore neural net...   More >

HHA Firm Night

Career Fair | September 17 | 6-9 p.m. | Haas School of Business, Spieker Forum, Chou Building 6th Floor

 Haas Healthcare Association

Whether you're looking for summer 2020 internships or a full-time role, come and talk to firm representatives from across the healthcare industry! Firms include Kaiser Permanente, Deloitte, Abbott, Blue Shield, Rock Health, and more!

Through the Olive Trees: (Zir-e darakhtan-e zeyton)

Film - Feature | September 17 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

A lovelorn village youth gets another chance at romance when he and his disinterested paramour are cast as husband and wife by a visiting film crew in Kiarostami’s wryly romantic, fittingly self-reflective third part of the Koker trilogy, shot in the same village as his earlier Where Is the Friend’s Home? and And Life Goes On. Effectively remixing the entire set-up of And Life Goes On, albeit...   More >

Amitav Ghosh | Gun Island

Reading - Literary | September 17 | 7:30-9:30 p.m. |  First Congregational Church of Berkeley

 2345 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Amitav Ghosh, Author

 Vijaya Nagarajan, Associate Professor in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies and in the Program of Environmental Studies, University of San Francisco

 KPFA Radio 94.1 FM, The Institute for South Asia Studies

A talk by Author, Amitav Ghosh

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.

The Languages of Berkeley: An Online Exhibition

Exhibit - Multimedia | September 1, 2019 – August 31, 2020 every day |  Free Speech Movement Cafe (Moffitt Library)

 Library, Berkeley Language Center

Celebrates the magnificent diversity of languages that advance research, teaching, and learning at the University of California, Berkeley. It is the point of embarkation for an exciting sequential exhibit that will build on one post per week, showcasing an array of digitized works in the original language chosen by those who work with these languages on a daily basis - librarians, professors,...   More >

Power and the People: The U.S. Census and Who Counts

Exhibit - Artifacts | September 16, 2019 – March 1, 2020 every day | Doe Library, Bernice Layne Brown Gallery


Since 1790, the U.S. Census has impacted many aspects of our lives. It determines congressional apportionment, decides which communities receive a slice of $500,000,000,000 in federal funds, and provides information essential to policy making. Census questions also reflect the beliefs, concerns and prejudices of their time, starting with the first census which mandated that enslaved people be...   More >

Power to the People

You Are On Indian Land: There There (On the Same Page 2019): An Exhibit of Library Collections relating to the Native American community of Oakland

Exhibit - Multimedia | August 26, 2019 – January 31, 2020 every day | Moffitt Undergraduate Library, 3rd floor


Tommy Orange's debut novel, There There, is this year's On the Same Page program reading. The entire campus community is encouraged to read the book and participate in classes and events this Fall.

“Orange’s debut is an ambitious meditation on identity and its broken alternatives, on myth filtered through the lens of time and poverty and urban life. Its many short chapters are told through a...   More >

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