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Tuesday, October 15, 2019

BPM DiSC Assessment

Workshop | October 15 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | #24 University Hall

 Human Resources

This workshop is for UC Berkeley Staff. The content covers the DiSC® model, providing a common language for people to use to better understand themselves and adapt their behaviors with others.

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Seminar 217, Risk Management: Testing for strategic interaction in social and economic network formation

Seminar | October 15 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Speaker: Bryan Graham, UC Berkeley

 Consortium for Data Analytics in Risk

Fossil Coffee Presents: Rowan Lockwood: Oysters past and present, and the future of the Chesapeake Bay

Seminar | October 15 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 1101 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Rowan Lockwood, William & Mary


Biocatalysis and complex molecule synthesis

Seminar | October 15 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Alison Narayan, Life Sciences Institute, University of Michigan

 College of Chemistry

Natural sources, such as plants, fungi and microbes, have historically provided compounds with potent pharmaceutical properties. While it can be challenging to build complex natural products in a lab using existing chemistry methods, Nature has perfected these biosynthetic pathways. The work described leverages the power of Nature’s tools for building complex molecules to synthesize novel...   More >

Thermal thresholds increase the vulnerability of coastal Los Angeles to temperature-linked increases in West Nile virus transmission

Lecture | October 15 | 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 5101 Berkeley Way West

 Public Health, School of

Dr. Skaff is a postdoctoral scholar in the Division of Environmental Health Sciences in the Berkeley School of Public Health. His expertise spans the ecology, evolution and epidemiology of vector-borne diseases in changing environments.

Temperature variation across critical threshold ranges can generate highly localized discontinuities in infectious disease transmission. Here, we present...   More >

Student Faculty Macro Lunch - “Saving-Constrained Households”

Presentation | October 15 | 12-1 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Dan Murphy, University of Virginia

 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 October 11.

Book Talk with Michelle Steinbeck: My Father was a Man on Land and a Whale in the Water

Lecture | October 15 | 12-1 p.m. | 303 Doe Library

 Library, Institute of European Studies

Michelle Steinbeck is a Swiss author, curator, and editor whose 2016 debut novel My Father was a Man on Land and a Whale in the Water (Mein Vater war ein Mann an Land und im Wasser ein Walfisch), published by Lenos Verlag, was nominated for both the Swiss and the German Book Prize. It has been described by one reviewer as ". . .one of the most audacious, exuberant and thrilling novels I’ve read...   More >

Investing in the UC Retirement Savings (BEUHS346)

Workshop | October 15 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club

 Laura Crymble, Fidelity

 Be Well at Work - Work/Life

Basics of investing, overview of funds available through the Retirement Savings Program, and investment approaches based on risk tolerance, investing horizon and involvement level.

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.

Space Physics Seminar

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

 Space Sciences Laboratory (SSL)

Creating Undergraduate Discovery Projects: Strategies for Making the Most of Your Undergraduate Years

Workshop | October 15 | 3 p.m. | Durant Hall, Room 9

 Office of Undergraduate Research

At UC Berkeley, undergraduates develop their passions through discovery projects that deepen their learning, better the world, and launch their futures. In this workshop, you gain strategies for creating powerful learning experiences, seeking funding for your projects, and building community at UC Berkeley in a way that will support your life goals.

C. H. Li Memorial Lecture: The Evolution of Olfactory Systems in Flies, Mice and Machines

Seminar | October 15 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building

 Richard Axel, Columbia University

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

C. H. Li Memorial Lectures

Arts in the Afternoon: Chamber Music - University Symphony Orchestra

Performing Arts - Music | October 15 | 4-6 p.m. | Women's Faculty Club, Stebbins Lounge

 Women's Faculty Club

Chamber Music directed by Leighton Fong.

Cello Music: New and Old
Works by Debussy, Faure and Christian Wollf

  RSVP by calling Front Desk at 510-642-4175, or by emailing Front Desk at womensfacultyclub@gmail.com by October 14.

Exploring Fast Chemistries "On-Water": Emulsions, Sprays, and the Air-Water Interface

Seminar | October 15 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Himanshu Mishra, Biological and Environmental Science and Engineering Division, King Abdullah University of Science and Engineering

 College of Chemistry

Recent reports on dramatically accelerated organic reactions at water-hydrophobe interfaces, viz. oil-water emulsions, the air-water interface, and sprays comprising water microdroplets, have sparked much interest. While the causative role of “interfaces” has been invoked in all of these scenarios, detailed mechanistic insights remain elusive. Towards understanding the real meaning of various...   More >

Seminar 281, International Trade and Finance: Sorting, Endogenous Amenities and Spatial Inequality in Cities

Seminar | October 15 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Matthias hoelsztein, UC Berkeley

 Department of Economics

Abstract: In this paper, I characterize and quantify a new economic force underlying observed spatial inequality in cities that is based on simultaneous sorting of skill groups and firms across space. In contrast to recent theoretical and empirical work emphasizing the role of reduced form spillovers to the local skill composition, spatial sorting in my model is driven by variation in localized,...   More >

Haas Scholars Program Info Session: $13,800 to carry out a final project in *ANY* major

Information Session | October 15 | 4-5 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Leah Carroll, Haas Scholars

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Learn about how to apply to this research program for your last year!

The Haas Scholars Program supports twenty undergraduates with financial need with their interest for conducting research during their final year at UC-Berkeley. Applicants are evaluated primarily on the merit and originality of their proposal for an independent research or creative project that will serve as the basis for a...   More >

Ali Asgar (Tara) | In Between Lands and Territories: Love, Loss and Survival

Lecture | October 15 | 5-7 p.m. | 10 Stephens Hall

 Ali Asgar (Tara), Transdisciplinary artist and cultural producer

 Lawrence Cohen, Professor in Anthropology and South and Southeast Asian Studies and the co-director of the Medical Anthropology Program

 Institute for South Asia Studies, The Subir & Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies, The South Asia Art Initiative, Arts Research Center

A talk by Ali Asgar (Tara), a transdisciplinary artist and cultural producer whose work focuses primarily on the body and the relationship between body and space.

International Grad Meetup: Big C Hike

Social Event | October 15 | 5-6 p.m. |  International House

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Connect with other international graduate students on this short hike to a local landmark in the hills above campus. Take a break from your busy semester to make some new friends, relieve stress, and enjoy the beautiful fall weather!

We will be meeting in front of the International House at 5 PM. It's an easy half-hour hike to the Big C with a breath-taking view of the Bay from the top....   More >

5th Year MIDS Open House

Special Event | October 15 | 5-7:30 p.m. | 210 South Hall

 Information, School of

Thinking about applying to 5th Year MIDS? Join I School faculty, staff, alumni, and students for a fun and informative evening in South Hall to learn more!

Beyond the Pressure to Perform: On the Concept of "Leistung" in 19th Century Germany

Lecture | October 15 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Nina Verheyen, Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities (KWI), Essen, Germany

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

"Leistung" is a key concept of public debates in Germany today, and even though the term itself has a rather neutral or positive meaning – « work performance » would be an adequate translation – the debates it is used in very often have a negative connotation. These debates deal with the quantification of performance in so-called neoliberal times, the spreading of all forms of competition...   More >

Nina Verheyen

Film Screening Series: Arab Cities | Al Awda Ila Homs

Film - Documentary | October 15 | 5:30-8 p.m. | 172 Wurster Hall

 Ahmad Diab, Professor, Department of Near Eastern Studies, University of California, Berkeley; Ussama Makdisi, Visiting Professor, Department of History, University of California, Berkeley

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies


Director: Tarek Derki, 2013 (89 min)

Guests: Prof. Ahmad Diab (Department of Near-Eastern Studies) and Prof. Ussama Makdisi (Department of History)

Moderated by: Heba Alnajada (Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Architecture)

Synopsis: A documentary that looks behind the barricades of besieged Homs and the material and immaterial...   More >

Berkeley MEng + SkyDeck Networking Night

Special Event | October 15 | 6-8 p.m. |  Berkeley SkyDeck

 2150 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership

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Apple Info-Session: Careers in Hardware Panel

Information Session | October 15 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center, Sibley Auditorium

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Hear from Apple engineers about their education and career journeys, and ask questions about your own path and opportunities at Apple.

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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