Wednesday, October 30, 2019
Special Event | October 28 – November 1, 2019 every day | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, bNorth SERC Space
Climate Justice Week aims to create an intentional space to engage the wider UC Berkeley community on the intersections of climate change and social justice. Find more information at serc.berkeley.edu/cjw
Course | October 30 – November 1, 2019 every day | 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. | Charles Schwab
211 Main St., San Francisco, CA 94105
Fundamentals of Banking Law addresses the key policies, concepts and regulations surrounding the financial markets, Dodd-Frank, and the rise of FinTech. Designed as a workshop and lecture-based program, rather than a seminar or conference, Fundamentals of Banking Law is taught by experienced practitioners, from leading institutions including Berkeley Law, Boston University, Charles Schwab, the... More >
Course | October 30 | 9 a.m.-3 p.m. | 24 University Hall
Bullying can take many forms, some of which are obvious and others of which, though more indirect, can be equally destructive to working relationships. Participants will learn about how to recognize bullying behavior; how to distinguish bullying from incivility; what climates encourage bullying; the impact of workplace bullying; options for how bystanders can effectively respond; and constructive... More >
Workshop | October 30 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | 2063 Valley Life Sciences Building
Evan Muzall, D-Lab
Society of Conservation Biology
This 2-hour training session will be led by professionals from the D-Lab to explore GGPlot2 data visualization functionality. The training will be broken into two sections. The first hour will focus on R fundamentals including a review of syntax and basics in R. The second hour will focus on using GGplot2 for (1) histograms, boxplots, and scatterplots and (2) Coordinate systems and maps.... More >
RSVP online by October 29.
Seminar | October 30 | 11:10 a.m.-12:10 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall
Meredith Shea, UC Berkeley
We will discuss the behavior of the six vertex model in the thermodynamic limit, following the work done by A. Shridhar and N. Reshetikhin (arXiv: 1510.01053, 1609.01756). Our first goal will be to state a variational problem that describes the limiting height function, which we will then compute explicitly for the case of a stochastic six vertex model on the cylinder.
Interested in studying abroad? A Berkeley Study Abroad Peer Adviser will hold office hours at EOP every Wednesday from 11:30am-1:30pm during the fall semester to answer questions about program options, scholarships, how to apply and additional services offered!
Sign-up for a spot on http://tinyurl.com/eopstudyabroad.
Seminar | October 30 | 12-1 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium, 310
CITRIS Research Exchange is free and open to the public. Each one-hour seminar starts at 12 pm and is hosted at the Banatao Auditorium in Sutardja Dai Hall on the UC Berkeley campus unless otherwise noted. Register by the Monday prior to the event to receive lunch.
Seminar | October 30 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 VLSB, Grinnell-Miller Library
MVZ Lunch is a graduate level seminar series (IB264) based on current and recent vertebrate research. Professors, graduate students, staff, and visiting researchers present on current and past research projects. The seminar meets every Wednesday from 12- 1pm in the Grinnell-Miller Library. Enter through the MVZ's Main Office, 3101 Valley Life Sciences Building, and please let the receptionist... More >
Plant and Microbial Biology Seminar: "Y degenerate? The population genomics of degenerative genome evolution"
Seminar | October 30 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall
Stephen Wright, University of Toronto
Stephen Wright is a professor in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Toronto in Canada. He received his PhD at the University of Edinburgh in 2003, working with Deborah Charlesworth, and did a postdoc at the University of California, Irvine, with Brandon Gaut. His primary research interests concern understanding the forces driving patterns of nucleotide polymorphism and genome... More >
Colloquium | October 30 | 12-1 p.m. | 2232 Piedmont, Seminar Room
Anna Godøy, Labor economist; postdoctoral scholar, UC Berkeley Institute on Research for Labor and Employment
A lunch time talk and discussion session, featuring visiting and local scholars presenting their research on a wide range of topics of interest to demography.
Performing Arts - Music | October 30 | 12 p.m. | Hertz Concert Hall
Pianist Emily Lin performs works from Bach and Schumann.
Bach - Prelude and Fugue in Bb Major
Schumann - Kreisleriana
Free. No reserved seating.
Workshop | October 28 – 31, 2019 every day | 12-4 p.m. | 141 Sutardja Dai Hall
The CITRIS Invention Lab is hosting a week of costume building to get you ready for Halloween. The event is open to all; waivers just need to be signed by non-Maker Pass holders.
Well be kicking the open house off with a noontime Cosplay Strategies session (informal, no lunch provided) on Monday, October 28th, hosted by last years contest winner (Dan Chapman) and focusing on cheap and fast... More >
Lecture | October 30 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)
Bruce Owen, Sonoma State University
When the Upper Mantaro Archaeological Research Project excavated Patio J54=7 in the Late Horizon-to-early colonial town of Marca, near Jauja in the central highlands of Peru, in 1983, we described the patio and the circular structure in it as anomalous in many ways. Reanalysis of the field and lab data, including ceramic, lithic, metal, botanical, faunal, and human remains, confirms that this was... More >
Reading - Nonfiction | October 30 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Library, 101 Main Library
Professor Nikki Jones, College Writing Programs
Nikki Jones to be Featured Wednesday, October 30,
In Berkeley Writers at Work Series
Nikki Jones, Associate Professor of African American Studies, will be the featured writer in the Fall 2019 Berkeley Writers at Work Series. The event will take place on Wednesday, October 30, from noon to 1:30 pm in the Morrison Library, 101 Main Library, on the UC Berkeley campus.
Professor Jones is the... More >
Seminar | October 30 | 12-1 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall
Eric Betzig, Professor, MCB, UC Berkeley
CANCELLED DUE TO POWER OUTAGES. TO BE RESCHEDULED.
Eric Betzig, Professor of Molecular and Cell Biology, UC Berkeley
"The Physics and Engineering of Advanced Microscopes for Biological Discovery"
I will discuss the physical motivations and design decisions behind a suite of microscopes developed in my lab.
Special Event | October 30 | 12:45 p.m. | The Law Building, Outside of Zeb's in the East Courtyard
International Human Rights Law Clinic at Berkeley Law, Human Rights Center at Berkeley Law, Berkeley Journal of International Law
During the Day of the Dead, we honor the 321 human rights defenders (HRDs) who were murdered last year in 27 countries by reading their names aloud. We do so to celebrate their courage and remember their struggle.
Course | October 30 | 1:30-3 p.m. | Virtual Classroom
This course details the process of designing and distributing surveys using the UC Berkeley instance of Qualtrics. Emphasis is placed on question design, data validation, survey distribution methods, response statistics, and security permissions. Learning Objectives * Identify the steps for Qualtrics account access at UC Berkeley. * Design new survey projects using the Survey module. * Integrate... More >
Seminar | October 30 | 2-3 p.m. | 310 Sutardja Dai Hall
Toniann Pitassi, Professor, Department of Computer Science and Department of Mathematics, University of Toronto and Institute for Advanced Study
Ever since Yao introduced the communication complexity model in 1979, it has played a pivotal role in our understanding of limitations for a wide variety of problems in Computer Science. In this talk, I will present the lifting method, whereby communication lower bounds are obtained by lifting much simpler lower bounds. I will show how lifting theorems have been used to solve many open problems... More >
Information Session | October 30 | 2-3 p.m. | 166 Barrows Hall
Learn more about the different physics abroad programs and demystify the application process and eligibility requirements for the Summer 2020 program at one of our info sessions. If you plan to apply, we recommend you attend one of these sessions to make sure you submit your application correctly!
Course | October 30 | 2-3:30 p.m. | Virtual Classroom
This course details the process of leveraging Trello Boards for team or individual project management. Emphasis is placed on the highly-extensible Trello platform interface for defining, assigning, and tracking project elements. Learning Objectives * Understand the conceptual hierarchy of Boards, Lists, Cards, Checklists, and Items. * Create new Boards and define Lists to categorize tasks and... More >
Special Event | October 22 – December 20, 2019 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 2-5 p.m. | 2224 Piedmont (Center for Digital Archaeology )
Experience photographs, videos, open source investigations, and 360° Virtual Reality that document the assault on Raqqa, Syria by coalition forces in 2017. The show draws on Amnesty International's investigations, supported by students in UC Berkeley's Human Rights Investigations Lab and the Digital Verification Corps worldwide. Immerse yourself in video, testimonials, satellite imagery and maps... More >
Department of Psychology 2019 Annual Equity and Inclusion Lecture: Cultural Variation in Ideal Affect: Implications for Promoting Equity and Inclusion in Multicultural Settings
Lecture | October 30 | 3 p.m. | 1104 Berkeley Way West
Jeanne L. Tsai, Ph.D. Professor, Department of Psychology, Stanford University
In this talk, I will describe a series of studies demonstrating
that cultural differences in how people ideally want to feel
(their ideal affect) shape how people judge and treat
others. Consistent with our previous findings that European
Americans value excitement states more than East Asians,
European Americans rate excited (vs. calm) faces as more
affiliative (friendly, extraverted,... More >
Workshop | October 30 | 3-4 p.m. | 187 Dwinelle Hall
Join Berkeley International Office as you prepare to put together your documents for your OPT application. This workshop will cover required documents, how to fill out the forms, and most common mistakes in the application. In addition, there will be a Q&A portion during which you can ask specific questions about your own application.
Please note that this workshop is specifically for OPT... More >
Social Event | August 28 – December 11, 2019 every Wednesday | 3-4 p.m. | Windmill Coffee House
Berkeley International Office's Coffee Break is a weekly opportunity for UC Berkeley global students to meet and engage with one another in a relaxing environment. Its a chance to enjoy free coffee, share stories about your experiences on campus, and get to know Berkeley International Office advisers. All UC Berkeley students are invited. Students are free to talk about anything, but we'll also... More >
Seminar | October 30 | 3-4 p.m. | 400 Cory Hall
Cheuk Ting Li, UC Berkeley
In information theory, coding theorems are usually proved in the asymptotic regime where the blocklength tends to infinity. While there are techniques for finite blocklength analysis, they are often more complex than their asymptotic counterparts. In this talk, we study the use of Poisson processes in proving coding theorems, which not only gives sharp one-shot and finite blocklength results, but... More >
Seminar | October 30 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall
Reza Gheissari, Miller Fellow, U.C. Berkeley
Consider the random surface given by the interface separating the plus and minus phases in a low-temperature Ising model in dimensions $d\geq 3$. Dobrushin (1972) famously showed that in cubes of side-length n the horizontal interface is rigid, exhibiting order one height fluctuations above a fixed point.
We study the large deviations of this interface and obtain a shape theorem for its pillar,... More >
Roger Y. Stanier Memorial Lecture: New Insights into the Transcriptional Organization and Cellular Economy of Bacteria
Seminar | October 30 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building
Carol Gross, University of California, San Francisco
Roger Y. Stanier Memorial Lecture
Seminar | October 30 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall | Note change in date
Libby Taylor, University of California, Berkeley
Seminar | October 30 | 4-5 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall | Canceled
Peter Koroteev, UC Berkeley
We propose quantum Hamiltonians of the double elliptic many-body integrable system (DELL) and study its spectrum. These Hamiltonians are certain elliptic functions of coordinates and momenta. Our results provide quantization of the classical DELL system which was previously found in the string theory literature. The eigenfunction for the N-body model is conjectured to be a properly normalized... More >
Colloquium | October 30 | 4-6 p.m. | Doe Library, Room 180
Laura C. Nelson, University of California, Berkeley
Gender and Class in Contemporary Korea brings together a variety of recent studies utilizing transnational and intersectional analyses to understand the current configurations of social relations in South Korea.
Information Session | October 30 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 5 Haviland Hall
This group admissions advising session is designed to provide an overview of the admissions process and degree requirements of the MSW program.
The MSW Admissions Information Session will be held in the School of Social Welfare, located in Haviland Hall (Room 5) on the north side of the Berkeley campus.
Development of Protein Nanosensors with Single-Walled Carbon Nanotubes / Proximity Effects, Mechanistic Insights, and the Nature of Molecular Shuttles in Catalytic Hydrogenations Involving Bifunctional Cascades
Colloquium | October 30 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall
Linda Chio, PhD student in the Landry Group; Ari Fischer, PhD student in the Iglesia Group
Seminar | October 30 | 4-5 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall
Chloé-Agathe Azencott, Mines ParisTech
Many problems in genomics require the ability to identify relevant
features in data sets containing many more orders of magnitude than
samples. One such example is genome-wide association studies (GWAS), in
which hundreds of thousands of single nucleotide polymorphisms are
measured for orders of magnitude fewer samples.
This setup poses statistical and computational challenges, and for... More >
Colloquium | October 30 | 4-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, 306 (HP Auditorium)
Petros Koumoutsakos, ETH-Zürich
The field of fluid mechanics experiences today a shift from first principles to data driven approaches. While fluid mechanics has always involved massive volumes of data from experiments, field measurements, and large-scale simulations and despite early connections dating back to Kolmogorov, the link between Fluid Mechanics and Machine Learning (ML) has been weak. The situation is rapidly... More >
Seminar | October 30 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 3 Evans Hall
Vladimir Markovic, California Institute of Technology
Fix an incompressible map f from a closed surface S into a closed hyperbolic 3-manifold M, and consider the moduli space of harmonic maps homotopic to f and with respect to varying metrics on S and M (the metrics on M are assumed to be negatively curved). We show that the set of such metrics for which the corresponding harmonic map is in Whitney's general position is an open, dense, and connected... More >
Lecture | October 30 | 4:30-6:30 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)
Join us in exploring local Native cuisine through a panel discussion of foods that Native people of the San Francisco Bay Area have eaten for thousands of years, as well as ways that Native people have managed and maintained the land that produces these foods.
Lecture | October 30 | 5-6:30 p.m. | University Press Books
Ian Duncan will be discussing his new book, Human Forms: The Novel in the Age of Evolution, the first full-length study of the interaction of European fiction (Goethe to George Eliot) with early evolutionary science (Buffon to Charles Darwin).
We invite submission of discussion questions ahead of time. Please forward them to Meaghan Kilmartin and let us know if you'd like to remain anonymous.... More >
Lecture | October 30 | 5 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
Paul Chan, the 2019-20 Unas Lecturer, is joined in conversation by UC Berkeley faculty members Shannon Jackson and James Porter.
Lecture | October 30 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 554 Barrows Hall
Mu Sochua, Vice-President, Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP)
EVENT HAPPENING AS SCHEDULED - Mu Sochua is Vice-President of the Cambodia National Rescue Party (CNRP). In this talk she will discuss the role of women in politics in Cambodia and current developments in the country. She received a degree from UC Berkeleys School of Social Welfare in 1981, and was the recipient of the Elise and Walter A. Haas International Award from UC Berkeley in 2006.
Lecture | October 30 | 6-7:30 p.m. | David Brower Center
2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704
Silvio Micali, Algorand & MIT
Algorand has solved the famous blockchain trilemma by providing a permissionless, Pure PoS blockchain that is simultaneously fully decentralized, scalable, and secure. The Algorand network launched last June via a world-wide Dutch auction, conducted on chain, proving its ability to handle tokenization at scale. In this talk we shall focus Algorands next wave of technology: Vault, Pixel,... More >
Meeting | January 14, 2015 – December 18, 2019 every Wednesday | 6:15-7:30 p.m. | 3111 Etcheverry Hall
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.
Film - Documentary | October 30 | 7-8:30 p.m. | 160 Kroeber Hall
Wiñaypacha is the first film shot entirely in Aymara, an indigenous language spoken by Aymara people in Peru and Bolivia. Incorporating and expressing the intricacies of Aymara language and cosmology, Wiñaypacha depicts the story of an elderly couple named Willka and Phaxsi (Sun and Moon). Amidst the backdrop of the captivating and rugged Andes mountains, they wait for their son who has left for... More >
Film - Series | October 30 | 7 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
The searching, striking digital films of Sky Hopinka are complex formal arrangements, conceptually and aesthetically dense, characterized by an intricate layering of word and image. But they are also wellsprings of beauty and mystery, filled with surprising confluences of speech and song, color and motion. A member of the Ho-Chunk Nation of Wisconsin, Hopinka has described his work as... More >
Exhibits and Ongoing Events
Exhibit - Multimedia | August 19 – December 16, 2019 every day | 210 Wurster Hall
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.
Exhibit - Multimedia | September 1, 2019 – August 31, 2020 every day | Free Speech Movement Cafe (Moffitt Library)
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 >
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 >
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.
Oranges 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
Exhibit - Artifacts | March 15 – December 15, 2019 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. | 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 >
Exhibit - Multimedia | September 4 – November 27, 2019 every Wednesday | 12:15 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Explore the spirit of Surrealism with a guided tour of Strange, which features a diverse array of works from the BAMPFA collection invoking the improbable, uncanny, mysterious, and miraculous.
Exhibit - Photography | October 30 | 4-7 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Natural wonders, natural disasters, technological leaps, and environmental portents. In conjunction with this years Bay Area Science Festival (October 25 through November 2), the BAMPFA art study centers present a special Five Tables viewing of art with a scientific bent. Works on view include: a barnacle-encrusted tea bowl from a 500-year-old Vietnamese shipwreck; Kobayashi Kiyochikas 1883... More >