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Monday, October 14, 2019

CED Fall Open House for Prospective Master’s Students

Information Session | October 14 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

Mon, Oct 14 - Prospective masters students are invited to attend classes, meet professors and explore Wurster Hall at this CED Fall Open House. All are welcome, please join us!

Berkeley MEng Webinar for International Students

Information Session | October 14 | 9 a.m.-10 p.m. |  2451 Ridge Road, Shire Hall (Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership)

 Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership

Join our Admissions Advisor Yvette Vranik and current IEOR MEng International students, Alumni from Ecole Polytechnique, Youssef and Emillien, to learn more about our interdisciplinary Master of Engineering program, where we will discuss and answer questions about our innovative leadership curriculum, capstone projects, technical concentrations, dedicated career services, and admissions criteria....   More >

EHS 403 RUA On-Boarding

Course | October 14 | 10:30-11:30 a.m. | 370 University Hall


 Office of Environment, Health & Safety

CDB Special Seminar: The life of an mRNA is controlled by DEAD-box ATPases

Seminar | October 14 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building

 Karsten Weis, ETH Zürich

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Stephen A. Burns

Seminar | October 14 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 489 Minor Hall

 Stephen A. Burns, PhD, School of Optometry, Indiana University

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Alliance for Disability Access (ADA) Luncheon: Join us for a pizza lunch meet and greet!

Social Event | October 14 | 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. | University Hall, Room 24 (in basement)

 Staff Alliance for Disability Access

Students, faculty and staff are invited to join the Alliance for Disability Access (ADA) staff organization for a pizza lunch with snacks and salad. Find out about current ADA projects and get to know your colleagues in the campus community of the disabled.

Charlotta Johnsson — Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

Seminar | October 14 | 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Charlotta Johnsson, Lund University

 Industrial Engineering & Operations Research

bstract: “The pace of change has never been this fast .. yet it will never again be this slow” (source unknown). This implies that there will be major shifts in our society, including industry and manufacturing. Some even speak about a fourth industrial revolution. We find many names for those we love, hence commonly used terms for this shift include: Smart industry, Smart manufacturing,...   More >

Job Search Effectiveness

Workshop | October 14 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 198 University Hall

 Human Resources

We all know the importance of writing a good resume and responding to interview questions. But these tasks don’t stand alone. This workshop explores the structure of an effective job search in the UC Berkeley context

Gauri Mahulikar | On Manuscriptology

Workshop | October 14 | 12-2 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Gauri Mahulikar, Sanskrit Scholar and Officiating Vice Chancellor & Dean of Faculty, Chinmaya Vishwavidyapeeth

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Department of South & Southeast Asian Studies, Catherine and William L. Magistretti Distinguished Professor in South and Southeast Asian Studies, Townsend Working Group “South Asia Studies: Theories and Methods

A workshop for UC Berkeley graduate students led by eminent Sanskritist and Officiating Vice Chancellor & Dean of Faculty at Chinmaya Vishwavidyapeeth, Prof. Gauri Mahulikar.

GSPP Research Seminar

Seminar | October 14 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Goldman School of Public Policy, Room 105 (in 2607 Hearst St)

 Pamela Herd, Georgetown McCourt School

 Goldman School of Public Policy

Goldman School of Public Policy Research Seminar
Mondays 12:10-1:30
Pizza Served

Combinatorics Seminar: Permutation tableaux and two models in statistical mechanics

Seminar | October 14 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Einar Steingrimsson, University of Strathclyde

 Department of Mathematics

Various pattern-avoiding 0/1-fillings of Ferrers diagrams are in bijection with permutations, where several statistics on the permutations translate into statistics on the filled diagrams (or tableaux). Two such bijections from permutations are to the Le-tableaux arising from Postnikov's work on the nonnegative Grassmannian and the EW-tableaux originally defined in Ehrenborg and van...   More >

Political Economy Seminar: “Identity and Information in Organizations"

Seminar | October 14 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Maggie Penn, Professor, Emory

 Department of Economics

The Political Economy Seminar focuses on formal and quantitative work in the political economy field, including formal political theory.

Phononic Frequency Combs – A New Addition to Photonics and MEMS

Seminar | October 14 | 2-3 p.m. | 3110 Etcheverry Hall

 Adarsh Ganesan, Ph.D., Postdoctoral Researcher; US National Institute of Standards and Technology

 Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME)

Abstract: Phononic frequency combs (PFC) are the mechanical analogs of celebrated photonic frequency combs. These represent a newly documented physical phenomenon in the well researched physical domain of MEMS resonators [1].

The emergence of PFC is mediated by nonlinear modal coupling. Through a series of experiments with MEMS resonators, various features of PFC have now been identified....   More >

john a. powell in conversation with Lawrence Lanahan on race and segregation

Presentation | October 14 | 3-5 p.m. | The Law Building, Booth Auditorium | 175 Boalt Hall | UC Berkeley Law School

 john a. powell, Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society; Lawrence Lanahan

 Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society

Join us on Monday, October 14 for a talk by Lawrence Lanahan, author of The Lines Between Us: Two Families and a Quest to Cross Baltimore's Racial Divide who will be in conversation with Haas Institute director john a. powell.

Growing out of his public radio series of the same name, this new book looks at segregation and inequality in the Baltimore region from the Fair Housing Act to the...   More >

Differential Geometry Seminar: Scalable spaces

Seminar | October 14 | 3-4 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall | Note change in date

 Fedor Manin, UCSB

 Department of Mathematics

Given a Riemannian manifold $M$, harmonic forms induce a map $H^*(M;\mathbb R) \to \Omega ^*(M)$ which is in general not multiplicative. Manifolds for which it is are called geometrically formal and besides compact symmetric spaces few examples are known. A different picture emerges when we ask about the existence of some multiplicative map $H^*(M;\mathbb R) \to \Omega ^*(M)$. For example, such a...   More >

Careers in Speech Language Pathology

Information Session | October 14 | 3-4 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Adam Politis (UCB Ling, 2002), Chief of the Speech Language Pathology Section National Institutes of Health Clinical Center

 Department of Linguistics

Arithmetic Geometry and Number Theory RTG Seminar: Irreducible components of Affine Deligne-Lusztig varieties.

Seminar | October 14 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Yihang Zhu, Columbia

 Department of Mathematics

The set of irreducible components of an affine Deligne-Lusztig variety is interesting for many applications related to Shimura varieties. A natural symmetry group J acts on this set, and it is desirable to determine the orbits and the stabilizers of this action. In joint work with Rong Zhou, we prove a formula for the number of orbits, earlier conjectured by Miaofen Chen and Xinwen Zhu. In joint...   More >

Ziv Scully – SOAP: One Clean Analysis of All Age-Based Scheduling Policies

Seminar | October 14 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 1174 Etcheverry Hall

 Ziv Scully, Carnegie Mellon University

 Industrial Engineering & Operations Research

Abstract: Scheduling policies are at the heart of computer systems. The right scheduling policy can dramatically reduce response times, ensure fairness, provide class-based priority, etc., without requiring additional resources. While stochastic response time analysis (e.g. in the M/G/1 queueing model) of different scheduling policies has been the focus of many theoretical papers, results are...   More >

Cities of the Dead: The Moscow and Paris Cemeteries

Lecture | October 14 | 4-6 p.m. | B-4 Dwinelle Hall

 Olga Matich, Professor Emerita of Slavic, Professor of the Graduate School, UC Berkeley

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

The third lecture in the Fall 2019 Slavic Graduate Colloquium Series.

Switches, sensors, and new shapes: from design of new functions to cellular consequences of allostery

Seminar | October 14 | 4-5 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Tanja Kortemme, University of California, San Francisco

 College of Chemistry

I plan to discuss our most recent work in computational protein design (we have designed new, modular small-molecule sensors that function in living cells, and new protein shapes with atom-level control). I will then focus on a more biological problem: How do protein switches control diverse protein functions in the cell, given the interconnectedness of biological processes? We have focused on a...   More >

Gauri Mahulikar | Ramakatha in the Oral Tradition of Maharashtra

Lecture | October 14 | 4-6 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Gauri Mahulikar, Sanskrit Scholar and Officiating Vice Chancellor & Dean of Faculty, Chinmaya Vishwavidyapeeth

 Robert Goldman, Professor of Sanskrit and Catherine and William L. Magistretti Distinguished Professor in South & Southeast Asian Studies

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Department of South & Southeast Asian Studies, Catherine and William L. Magistretti Distinguished Professor in South and Southeast Asian Studies, Townsend Working Group “South Asia Studies: Theories and Methods

A talk by eminent scholar of Sanskrit, Prof. Gauri Mahulikar

Embodiment and Multisensorialty during Interactions of Teaching and Care within US Families

Colloquium | October 14 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Berkeley Way West, Room 1102, Berkeley Way West (2121 Berkeley Way, Berkeley, CA 94720)

 Marjorie (Candy) Goodwin, UCLA, Anthropology

 Graduate School of Education

This presentation investigates multi-sensory embodied practices entailed during moments of enskillment and care. I examine the embodied work entailed in orchestrating teaching in activities, such as baking cookies or shopping for fruit, and how intimate, affiliative, co-operative haptic human sociality is accomplished through the intertwining of interacting bodies.

Marjorie (Candy) Goodwin

Seminar 208, Microeconomic Theory: "Coordination on Networks"

Seminar | October 14 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Matthew Leister, Monash University

 Department of Economics

OpenTable Info-Session

Information Session | October 14 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Open Table is a real-time online reservation network for fine-dining. From helping restaurants of all sizes thrive, to enabling diners to find and book the perfect table for every occasion, Open Table’s story is one of human connection—among diners and restaurants, and between restaurants and their communities.

Jack Marketon, a Senior Software Engineer on Open Table’s Consumer Web team, will...   More >

Contemporary Indigenous Arts Showcase with Tanya Lukin Linklater and Friends

Lecture | October 14 | 6:30-8 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Tanya Lukin Linklater; Sarah Biscarra Dilley; Alan Palaez Lopez; Patrick V. Naranjo; Beth Piatote

 Arts + Design

Presented by the UC Berkeley America Indian Graduate Program and Native American Studies

Tanya Lukin Linklater, Artist; Alutiiq; Native Villages of Afognak and Port Lions.
Sarah Biscarra Dilley, Artist, Independent Curator, Writer.
Alan Palaez Lopez, Poet, Visual Performance Artist; Comparative Ethnic Studies, UC Berkeley.
Patrick V. Naranjo, Santa Clara Pueblo; Executive Director of UC...   More >

Heart Chan Meditation

Course | September 23 – November 11, 2019 every Monday | 7-8:30 p.m. |  Anthony Hall

Heart Chan, Heart Chan at Berkeley

 Heart Chan

Start the journey for Heart Chan Meditation
seeking harmony of mind, body, spirit
gain true wisdom and joy from your inner self
make meditation part of your modern daily life.

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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