<< Tuesday, October 01, 2019 >>

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Gilman Scholarship Application Deadline (Spring and Summer)

Deadline | October 1 | -9:50 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Online Application

 Berkeley Study Abroad

The U.S. Department of State’s Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship is a grant program that enables students of limited financial means to study or intern abroad.

The Gilman Scholarship Program is open to U.S. citizen undergraduate students who are receiving Federal Pell Grant funding to participate in study and intern abroad programs worldwide.

For more information and to apply,...   More >

Garden Closed

Miscellaneous | January 1 – December 3, 2019 the first Tuesday of the month every month |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

The garden is closed on the first and third Tuesday of every month.

Fossil Coffee Presents: Mark Uhen

Seminar | October 1 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 1101 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Mark Uhen, George Mason University


The origins of Cenozoic marine vertebrate faunas

Seminar 217, Risk Management: Private Company Valuations by Mutual Funds

Seminar | October 1 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Speaker: Ayako Yasuda, UC Davis

 Consortium for Data Analytics in Risk

Mutual funds that invest in private securities value those securities at stale prices. Prices change on average every 2.5 quarters, vary across fund families, and are revised upward dramatically at follow-on funding events. The infrequent, but dramatic price changes yield predictably large fund returns. Fund investors can exploit the stale pricing by buying (selling) before (after) the follow-on...   More >

Control of leukocyte function and territoriality by lymphoid stroma

Seminar | October 1 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

 Shannon Turley, Genentech, Cancer Immunology

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Recent Advances in Enantioselective Cooperative Catalysis

Seminar | October 1 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Masayuki Wasa, Department of Chemistry, Boston College

 College of Chemistry

We have designed an enantioselective coupling of N-alkylamines and ,-unsaturated compounds by implementing the cooperative action of two Lewis acid catalysts that possess overlapping functions. We have achieved this by developing catalyst/substrate combinations that form frustrated Lewis pairs (FLPs), namely, active acids and bases whose mutual quenching (formation of “classic”...   More >

Combinatorics Reading Seminar: Introduction to Ewens sampling formula

Seminar | October 1 | 11:10 a.m.-12:10 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Sebastian Hummel, Bielefield

 Department of Mathematics

I will give a brief introduction to the setup of Ewens sampling formula in the context of population genetics. The main aim will be to prove the formula using the combinatorial arguments of Griffiths/Lessard. Finally, if time permits, I explain Feller's construction to generate random permutations weighted by the number of their cycles.

SambaNova Systems Tech Talk

Information Session | October 1 | 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Abstract: The talk will be about how we are building a software stack and a specialized processor that allows deep learning applications to run orders of magnitude faster than on traditional hardware.

Speaker Bio: Victoria Popic received her PhD in Computer Science from Stanford. She is currently a Principal Software Engineer at SambaNova.

Lunch will be served. First 10 attendees will...   More >

Student Faculty Macro Lunch -

Presentation | October 1 | 12-1 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Martin Lettau, Berkeley Haas

 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  by September 27.

Effective Communication Strategies (BEUHS184)

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

 Dori Sproul, Alzheimer's Association

 Be Well at Work - Elder Care Program

Communication is more than just talking and listening – it’s also about sending and receiving messages through attitude, tone of voice, facial expressions and body language. As people with Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias progress in their journey and the ability to use words is lost, families need new ways to connect. Join us to explore how communication takes place when someone has...   More >

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.

AmpEquity Speaker Series: Tony Prophet, Chief Equality Officer, Salesforce

Panel Discussion | October 1 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | Haas School of Business, Spieker Forum

 Center for Equity, Gender, and Leadership

Please join us for a conversation featuring Tony Prophet, Chief Equality Officer, Salesforce with Kellie McElhaney, Founding Director of The Center for Equity, Gender and Leadership (EGAL).

As Chief Equality Officer, Tony Prophet is certainly a leader that has questioned the status quo as he leads the efforts at Salesforce to build a workplace that reflects the diverse communities it serves...   More >

Space Physics Seminar

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

 Space Sciences Laboratory (SSL)

Microsoft Excel Formulas and Functions

Course | October 1 | 1:30-4 p.m. | S300T Haas School of Business

 Human Resources

This course details the process by which calculations are created in Microsoft Excel workbooks. Emphasis is placed on the underlying theory and syntax of formulas and functions, as well as their complimentary abilities and use cases. Learning Objectives * Understand the fundamental differences of values vs. formats. * Use AutoCalculate to display summary information from multiple cells. *...   More >

  Register online

How to Email a Professor to Get a Positive Response: Workshop

Workshop | October 1 | 2-3 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

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

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Do you need to email a professor you've never met before to ask for their help, but you don't know where to start? Have you ever written a long email to a professor, only to receive no response, or not the one you hoped? If so, this workshop is for you! We will discuss how to present yourself professionally over email to faculty and other professionals ...   More >

McNair Scholars Program Deadline

Information Session | October 1 | 3:30-4 p.m. |  2515 Channing Way (Academic Achievement Program)

 Juan Esteva, Director, McNair Scholars Program

 Office of Undergraduate Research

The McNair Scholars Program prepares selected underrepresented or low-income UC Berkeley undergraduates for graduate study at the doctoral level. The goal of the McNair Scholars Program is to increase the number of underrepresented students in doctoral programs.

Clinical Science Psychology Student 3rd Year Talks

Colloquium | October 1 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 1104 Berkeley Way West

 Laura Bell and Devon Sandel

 Department of Psychology

Laura Bell
Title: Understanding the links among ADHD, personality, and wellbeing across development

Devon Sandel
Title: Emotion-Related Impulsivity: The Role of Affect in Self-Harm and Daily Life

Harmonic Analysis and Differential Equations Student Seminar: Local energy, resolvents, and wave decay in the asymptotically flat setting

Seminar | October 1 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Katrina Morgan, MSRI

 Department of Mathematics

Asymptotically flat spacetimes (i.e. Lorentzian manifolds whose metric coefficients tend toward the flat metric as $|x| \to \infty $) arise in General Relativity, which has motivated many mathematical questions about wave behavior on such spacetimes. The dispersive estimate local energy decay has proven to be a powerful tool for studying these questions. It has been used to establish Strichartz...   More >

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: Markov chains from algebraic complexes

Seminar | October 1 | 3:45-4:45 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Perci Diaconis, Stanford University

 Department of Mathematics

There are many natural examples where a graded vector space can be associated to a combinatorial objet or variety. This comes with boundary maps and so homology and a Laplacian(down&up + up&down). Surprisingly often the Laplacian has all positive coefficients in a natural basis and a Markov chain can be found. Now, algebra and probability can be combined to get sharp analysis of the rate of...   More >

Oliver E. Williamson Seminar Joint with IO Seminar: Scaling Auctions as Insurance: A Case Study in Infrastructure Procurement"

Seminar | October 1 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Evans Hall, Evans 648

 Shoshana Vasserman, Professor, Stanford GSB

 Department of Economics

The Oliver E. Williamson Seminar on Institutional Analysis, named after our esteemed colleague who founded the seminar, features current research by faculty, from UCB and elsewhere, and by advanced doctoral students. The research investigates governance and its links with economic and political forces. Markets, hierarchies, hybrids, and the supporting institutions of law and politics all come...   More >

Coupled Colloidal Quantum Dot Molecules

Seminar | October 1 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Uri Banin, Institute of Chemistry & The Center for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

 College of Chemistry

Colloidal semiconductor Quantum Dots (CQDs) that contain hundreds to thousands of atoms manifest size dependent tunable properties and have reached an exquisite level of control, leading to their technological applications in optoelectronics and bioimaging. Considering them as artificial atoms, CQD molecules connected with molecular linkers such as DNA strands were studied. Yet, in these...   More >

[Discussion Panel] Careers in Labor and Social Justice Movements

Career Fair | October 1 | 5-6:30 p.m. | Career Center (2440 Bancroft Way), 3rd Floor


This discussion panel and networking event is for students interested in careers working towards social and economic justice. This event will highlight the different kinds of jobs and pathways to working as community and labor organizers, researchers, and political advocates. Speaker backgrounds will include a variety of issues related to labor and social justice movements.

Voices of Vietnam: A Century of Radio, Red Songs, and Revolution

Lecture | October 1 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Lonan O'Briain, Associate Professor of Music, University of Nottingham

 Center for Southeast Asia Studies

This lecture reconstructs an oral history of music production processes and listening practices during the Second Indochina War, when radio was the principal mass medium for sound-based communications and the primary source for new music. The research draws on interviews with current and former employees of the Voice of Vietnam radio, supplemented by recent print collections and archival documents.

Lonan O'Briain

SkyDeck Career Fair: CoHosted By SkyDeck and ASUC

Career Fair | October 1 | 5-7 p.m. |  Bechtel Engineering Center

 ASUC (Associated Students of the University of California)

Wanting to jumpstart your fall recruitment process? Join Berkeley SkyDeck, in partnership with the Office of ASUC Senator Joseph Besgen/Associated Students of the University of California - ASUC, for a networking and recruiting event with companies actively seeking interns. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to network with 25+ diverse SkyDeck startups. Students from all disciplines are encouraged...   More >

Disability, Masculinity and Global Human Rights: Intersections in politics, gender and social change

Reading - Nonfiction | October 1 | 5-6:30 p.m. | International House, Homeroom

 Dr. Victor Pineda, Lecturer, Department of City Planning, UC Berkeley

 Liz Plank, Journalist, Vox Media

 International House, Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society

Featuring a moderated discussion with influential Vox Journalist Liz Plank and Global Human Rights Champion, Dr. Victor Pineda

Liz Plank is an award-winning journalist as well as executive producer and host of several critically acclaimed digital series at Vox Media. She's been listed as one of Forbes's 30 Under 30, Mediaite's Most Influential in News Media, Marie Claire’s List of Most...   More >

From Revolution to Routine? Patterns of German Democracy in the 20th Century

Lecture | October 1 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Lutz Raphael, Trier University, Germany

 Institute of European Studies, Pacific Regional Office of the German Historical Institute Washington, Center for German and European Studies, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft

Lutz Raphael explores the specificities of 100 years of German Democracy. Modern democracy develops under the double impact of revolutionary moments and everyday routines. To better understand the interplay between these two central elements in the history of German Democracy three different layers of temporality or change are taken into consideration. Firstly, four moments of revolutionary...   More >

Lutz Raphael

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: Simplicial generation of Chow rings of matroids

Seminar | October 1 | 5-6 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Chris Eur, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Matroids are combinatorial objects that capture the essence of linear independence. A recent breakthrough in matroid theory is the development of Hodge theory of matroids by Adiprasito, Huh, and Katz, afforded by tools from tropical geometry. Meanwhile, matroids have also been studied as type A objects through the lens of Lie/Coxeter combinatorics. How do these two perspectives, tropical and...   More >

La Raza Law Journal Source Collect Training

Meeting | October 1 | 6-9 p.m. | 140 Boalt Hall, School of Law

 La Raza Law Journal

La Raza Law Journal Source Collect Training.

VSR Social Mixer

Social Event | October 1 | 6-8 p.m. |  Raleigh's Pub

 2438 Telegraph Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

On behalf of Berkeley International Office, we would like to invite you to attend our Visiting Student Researcher (VSR) Social Mixer! Enjoy this opportunity to meet and socialize with other scholars. All are welcome so feel free to invite friends, family, or new colleagues.

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 >

 Show UCB ID to enter Moffitt Library