<< Thursday, November 07, 2019 >>

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Bollywood and Beyond: 3rd i's 17th Annual SF Int'l South Asian Film Festival

Film - Series | November 7 – 16, 2019 every day with exceptions |  Screenings at different locations: November 7-10 (San Francisco) November 16 (Palo Alto)

 Institute for South Asia Studies, The Subir & Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies

The Subir & Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies and the Institute for South Asia Studies at UC Berkeley cosponsor 3rd i's 17th Annual SF International South Asian Film Festival. (November 7-10 and November 16, 2019).

Occupational Noise, Measurement, and Control

Workshop | November 7 – 9, 2019 every day | 7:30 a.m.-4:15 p.m. |  Richmond Field Station

 1301 S 46th St, Richmond, CA 94804

 Michael Cooper CIH, CSP, MPH, Industrial Hygienist Consultant; Stephen Hemperly MS, CIH, CSP, CLSO, FAIHA, Advisory Industrial Hygienist, Western Digital Corporation; David Michael Moore CIH, Industrial Hygienist, Entrinzic Global Solutions

 Center for Occupational and Environmental Health

This hands-on workshop is designed as an introduction to the basic concepts of occupational noise, noise measurement, and noise control. It will provide an overview of noise induced hearing loss (NIHL), identification of hazardous noise exposure, and strategies to reduce and mitigate noise exposure risk. Learners will also explore noise standards, the components of a quality Hearing Conservation...   More >

BPM 208 Accomplishing More for Managers

Workshop | November 7 | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | #24 University Hall

 Human Resources

This workshop is for UC Berkeley Staff. The content provides knowledge and skills to create accountability, manage competing priorities, and enhance team communication and productivity.

  Register online

Seasonal Tea Blending Workshop for Fall

Workshop | November 7 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

No matter what phase of life we are in, the varying weather temperatures of the Bay Area and typical patterns of the season can challenge our immune systems. Learn how to connect with the plants around you in order to support the seasonal transition.

In this class you will learn -
Great herbs for Fall in the UCB garden
10 herbs that are great for Fall + the Lungs
How to pick the herbs best...   More >

$40 / $35 UCBG Members

  Register online

3-Manifold Seminar: Algorithms in 3-Manifold Theory

Seminar | November 7 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall


 Department of Mathematics

Following a survey paper of Lackenby, we explore the complexity classes of various problems in 3-manifold theory. Examples include unknot detection being in NP and co-NP, link genus being NP-hard, and the homeomorphism problem being computable. We reference conjectures in computer science about various complexity classes to suggest which questions may have more efficient algorithms and which ones...   More >

Allison Arieff: Architecture, Urban Planning, and Well-Being

Lecture | November 7 | 12-1:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Allison Arieff

 Arts + Design

Allison Arieff, editorial director of SPUR

This week, A + D Thursdays welcomes Allison Arieff, editorial director of SPUR, the San Francisco Bay Area Planning and Urban Research Association. A contributing columnist to the New York Times since 2006, Arieff writes about architecture, design, and cities for numerous publications including California Sunday, the MIT Technology Review, Dialogue,...   More >

Mindful Awareness: Guided Meditation

Miscellaneous | August 29 – November 21, 2019 every Thursday | 12-1 p.m. | 5400 Berkeley Way West

 Jeffrey Oxendine

 Institute of Personality and Social Research

Focus the mind. Foster creativity, resilience, and well-being. These meetings are free and open to faculty, staff, and students.

Oliver E. Williamson Seminar

Seminar | November 7 | 12-1:30 p.m. | C330 Haas School of Business

 Nick Ryan, Professor, Yale University

 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 >

Personal Investments and Your Financial Future (BEUHS369)

Workshop | November 7 | 12:10-2:10 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club

 John Cleary, Financial Advisor, West Investment Services; Linda Moran, V.P. Sr. Private Client Advisor, Wealth Management Group

 Be Well at Work - Work/Life

Join us to learn about the many tools and strategies available that can help you achieve your financial goals.

  Enroll online

Econ 235, Financial Economics Student Seminar

Seminar | November 7 | 12:45-2:05 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Troup Howard

 Department of Economics

Activism: Then and Now!: Celebration of 50th Anniversary of Ethnic Studies

Lecture | November 7 | 12:50-2 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, Room 170

 Dr. James Garrett

 Law, Boalt School of

Join the Berkeley Law Staff Circle on Anti-Racism in a conversation with Dr. James Garrett, a co-founder of the Black Student Movement Movement and an early activist for the establishment of Ethnic Studies Departments at SF State University and across the country.

Microsoft Excel PivotTables and PivotCharts

Course | November 7 | 1:30-4 p.m. | S300T Haas School of Business

 Human Resources

This course details the process by which large data sets are organized, formatted, summarized, and interactively manipulated using Tables, PivotTables, and PivotCharts. Learning Objectives * Convert data ranges into Tables to organize and analyze values using single and multi-field sorts, filters, and totals. * Create Structured Reference Calculations using formulas and functions within...   More >

  Register online

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 3 – December 29, 2019 every Sunday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday with exceptions | 1:30-2:45 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join us for a free, docent-led tour of the Garden as we explore interesting plants from around the world, learn about the vast diversity in the collection, and see what is currently in bloom. Meet at the Entry Plaza.

Free with Garden admission. Advanced registration not required


Information Session | November 7 | 2-8:30 p.m. |  Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

MRED+D Fall Open House

War in Raqqa: Rhetoric vs. Reality

Special Event | October 22 – December 20, 2019 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 2-5 p.m. |  2224 Piedmont (Center for Digital Archaeology )

 Human Rights Center

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 >

Coming to Terms: Sloganization in Language Education Discourse

Lecture | November 7 | 3-5 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, B-4 (Classroom side)

 Barabara Schmenk, Professor of German/Applied Linguistics, University of Waterloo

 Berkeley Language Center

This presentation looks at one neoliberal trend in academic discourse: the sloganization of concepts and terms, i.e., the use of slogans rather than clearly defined terms in language education discourse. While sloganization is not entirely new, its use has increased noticeably in the course of/in the wake of the marketization of education and the academe. Slogans and catchy tag lines have gained...   More >

Katka’s Reinette Apples

Film - Feature | November 7 | 3:10 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

In this mid-twenties comedy-melodrama, a young peasant woman named Katka (Veronika Buzhinskaya) arrives in Petrograd in the first days of the New Economic Policy. She has come to find work and to help save money for her family back home, but this goal becomes unobtainable. Down on her luck, she resorts to selling apples in the street, and it is not long before Katka encounters the city’s...   More >

Information routing in the hippocampus

Seminar | November 7 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

 Tom McHugh, Riken Institute, Tokyo, Japan

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

ESPM Seminar Series, Fall 2019: Peter Moyle

Seminar | November 7 | 3:30 p.m. | 132 Mulford Hall

 Peter Moyle

 Dept. of Environmental Science, Policy, and Mgmt. (ESPM)

Peter Moyle, Distinguished Professor Emeritus in the Department of Wildlife, Fish and Conservation Biology and Associate Director of the Center for Watershed Sciences at UC Davis, will present: "Reconciling California's Delta: Water for Fish and People." Coffee will be available before the talk at 2:30PM in 139 Mulford; meet the speaker after the talk in 139 Mulford Hall.

Gerald D. and Norma Feldman Annual Lecture: The Times of Power

Lecture | November 7 | 4 p.m. |  Bancroft Hotel

 2680 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Christopher Clark, University of Cambridge

 Institute of European Studies

Political power is wielded in ways that are culturally and historically contingent, meaning that how these distortions occur and what effects they generate will vary according to the constitution of the regime in question. This talk explores historical fluctuations in the temporality of power in Prussia and reflects on their implications for our understanding of politics in the present.

Christopher Clark

CRG Thursday Forum Series: Water and War: Environmental Justice in Flint, Detroit, and Northern California

Panel Discussion | November 7 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 691 Barrows Hall

 Beth Rose Middleton Manning; Michael Mascarenhas

 Center for Race and Gender

Beth Rose Middleton Manning of UC Davis presents “Currents of Resistance: Water Quality/Quantity Struggles in Indigenous Northern California Homelands,” and Michael Mascarenhas of ESPM offers “Thirsty for Environmental Justice: Flint, Detroit, and the War over Michigan’s Water.”

  RSVP online

TDPS Speaker Series | An Invitation to Kabuki: A History and Demonstration of Kabuki with Kyozo Nakamura

Presentation | November 7 | 4-5:30 p.m. |  Durham Studio Theater (Dwinelle Hall)

 Kyozo Nakamura, Kabuki Actor & Japan Cultural Envoy

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies, Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Agency of Cultural Affairs, Government of Japan

Join us for a dynamic lecture and demonstration with veteran onnagata (actor specializing in female roles), Kyozo ​Nakamura. Mr. Nakamura​ will introduce the basics of male and female acting in kabuki and talk about his own path to becoming a seasoned actor.


  Register online

Self-Assembly of Nanoscale Architectures with DNA

Seminar | November 7 | 4-5 p.m. | Cory Hall, Wang Room (531 Cory Hall)

 Grigory Tikhomirov, Senior Postdoctoral Scholar, California Institute of Technology

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Is it possible to develop a new approach to building complex devices that combines the strengths of biomolecular self-assembly and systematic engineering? In this talk I will discuss recent work towards this goal using DNA as a nanoscale, programmable building block.

American Higher Education in 2040

Lecture | November 7 | 4-5:30 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium

 Arthur Levine, Arthur Levine, Senior Fellow and President Emeritus at Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation

 Center for Studies in Higher Education

This talk will focus on the future of American Education. The United States is undergoing a transition from a national, analog, industrial economy to a global, digital, knowledge economy. All of our social institutions, including higher education, were created for the former and change will be required to fit the latter. There is currently a heated debate on how much change will be necessary with...   More >

  RSVP online

Mathematics Department Colloquium: Hidden Algebraic Structures in Topology

Colloquium | November 7 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Sergei Gukov, California Institute of Technology

 Department of Mathematics

Which 4-manifold invariants can detect the Gluck twist? And, which 3-manifold invariants can detect the difference between surgeries on mutant knots? What is the most powerful topological quantum field theory (TQFT)? Guided by questions like these, we will look for new invariants of 3-manifolds and smooth 4-manifolds. Traditionally, a construction of many such invariants and TQFTs involves a...   More >

Christina Marsden Gillis Academic Lives Program: Love, Anarchy and Emma Goldman

Presentation | November 7 | 4:10-6 p.m. | Women's Faculty Club, Stebbins Lounge

 Dr. Candace Falk, Emma Goldman Papers

 Women's Faculty Club

Author Dr. Candace Falk has spent years researching and editing books on Emma Goldman, training hundreds of students in the art of historical research and collaborating with them to create the largest curated collection of Emma Goldman’s papers in the world.

Goldman was deported in 1919 after almost two years of prison for speaking out against the laws that mandated military service. She was...   More >

  RSVP by calling Front Desk at 5106424175, or by emailing Front Desk at womensfacultyclub@gmail.com by November 6.

"As on the First Day": The Struggle of Firsts in Heidegger's "First Elaboration" of his "Origin of the Work of Art"

Lecture | November 7 | 5-7 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall | Note change in date

 Peter Fenves, Professor of German, Comparative Literary Studies, Jewish Studies, and Asian Languages and Cultures, Northwestern University

 The Program in Critical Theory

The primary thesis of this paper is that Heidegger’s “First Elaboration” of the thoughts that would emerge as his essay on “The Origin of the Work of Art” provides a tantalizing brief index of an insight into the work of art from which the later elaborations of the “Artwork” essay would progressively retreat. The secondary thesis of this paper is that, even if its primary thesis appears as...   More >

Digital Semiotics: German Idealism, Cybernetics, and the Sign

Lecture | November 7 | 5 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, 300 Wheeler Hall

 Leif Weatherby, Professor of German, NYU

 Berkeley English 18th Century and Romanticism Colloquium

Digital machines are sign-making machines. This basic fact was known - and crucial - to the first generation of computer architects, who often tied their work to a philosophical trajectory from Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz to Charles Sanders Peirce. This talk traces the semiotic origins of digital technologies and its consequences for what Max Bense, the most important semiotician of the digital,...   More >

Francis Cody | Defamation Machine: Law, Free Speech, and the Political Body

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

 Francis Cody, Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology and the Asian Institute at the University of Toronto

 Lawrence Cohen, Professor in Anthropology and South and Southeast Asian Studies, UC Berkeley

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies, Townsend Center Working Group on Form and Formalism, Linguistic Anthropology Working Group at UC Berkeley, Department of Anthropology

A talk by Professor Francis Cody, scholar of the language and politics of southern India and Associate Professor in the Department of Anthropology and the Asian Institute at the University of Toronto.

Book Talk - On the Outside: Prisoner Reentry and Reintegration: David Harding and Underground Scholars

Reading - Nonfiction | November 7 | 5:10-6 p.m. | Haviland Hall, Social Research Library


David Harding, professor of Sociology (UC Berkeley), will discuss his recent book exploring what happens to formerly incarcerated people as they seek work, housing and community. Mac Hoang and Michael Cerda-Jara, Berkeley Underground Scholars, will join Professor Harding, sharing their research on this crucial topic.

 The Social Research Library is ADA accessible, if you might require any other disability-related accommodations, please contact us as soon as possible.

Image of book jacket, On the Outside.

C18/Romanticism Colloquium Talk: Leif Weatherby

Lecture | November 7 | 5:30 p.m. | 300 Wheeler Hall

 Leif Weatherby, Director of Graduate Studies, Associate Professor Of German, NYU Arts & Sciences

 Department of English

Please mark your calendars for an upcoming talk hosted by the Eighteenth-Century and Romanticism Colloquium. Leif Weatherby will be presenting a paper titled, "Digital Semiotics: German Idealism, Cybernetics, and the Sign" on Thursday, November 7th at 5:30 pm in Wheeler 300.

Leif is an Associate Professor of German at NYU and the author of Transplanting the Metaphysical Organ: German...   More >

Author Reading: Alberto Ledesma: The Diary of a Reluctant Dreamer: Undocumented Vignettes from a Pre-American Life

Lecture | November 7 | 5:30-7 p.m. | 30 Stephens Hall

 Alberto Ledesma, Graduate Diversity Director, Arts and Humanities Department

 Ethnic Studies Library

Refreshments served
Co-sponsors: Ethnic Studies Library, Alianza, and Berkeley HEROES

Alberto Ledesma attended UC Berkeley as an undergraduate and received his Ph.D. in Ethnic Studies there in 1996. He has held lecturer and administrative positions on campus, including including Director of Admissions at the School of Optometry, and Writing Program Coordinator at the Student Learning Center....   More >

Catastrophic Fires, Colonialism, and Indigenous Landscape Practices: The Relevancy of Archaeology in Rethinking the Stewardship of Public Lands in California

Lecture | November 7 | 6:30-8 p.m. |  Hillside Club

 2286 Cedar St., Berkeley, CA 94709

 Kent G. Lightfoot, Professor, Department of Anthropology, UC Berkeley

 Archaeological Research Facility

In this lecture, Kent Lightfoot outlines the historical roots of the fire crisis in California and discusses the role that archaeology can play in rethinking our current stewardship of public lands.

$10 per person, paid at the door

Innovation Management Panel event - November 7th, 2019

Panel Discussion | November 7 | 6:30-9:30 p.m. |  Capgemini Applied Innovation Exchange

 425 Brannan Street, San Francisco, CA 94107

 Joe Boggio, Vice President, Capgemini Applied Innovation Exchange; Sandy Carter, Vice President - Public Sector Partners and Programs, AWS; Diego Dugatkin, Vice President - Product Management, Adobe; Michael Spiegelman, Vice President - Global Product Innovation, Netflix

 Darek DeFreece, Managing Director, UC Berkeley New Ventures

 UC Berkeley Extension

UC Berkeley Extension is thrilled to welcome four thought leaders for a unique Innovation Management panel event at Capgemini - San Francisco!

Join us on November 7 at 6:30pm and meet with fantastic panelists who will share their experience in managing creative teams and leading innovation initiatives in their organizations...   More >


  Register online

Astronomy Night at UC Berkeley

Lecture | November 7 | 7-9:30 p.m. | 131 Campbell Hall

 Burkhard Militzer, UC Berkeley

 Department of Astronomy

Join us on November 7th for the LAST Astro Night of 2019! Berkeley Professor Burkhard Militzer will talk about the planets of our solar system, including how Saturn became the "Lord of the Rings".

Come to Campbell Hall on the UC Berkeley campus for a FREE night of astronomy and stargazing on the roof with our fleet of telescopes.

Wings of a Serf

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Directed by the Belarusian Yuri Tarich, this extraordinary feature set in the sixteenth century was influential in the direction of Sergei Eisenstein’s two-part Ivan the Terrible (1944–46). As film historian Jay Leyda has written, “Wings of a Serf (shown abroad as Ivan the Terrible) is a drama of the time of Ivan IV: the unhappy fate of a serf who is so unwisely clever as to invent an apparatus...   More >

AIA Lecture - The Actions and Meanings of Visible and Hidden Spaces at Formative Chiripa, in the Lake Titicaca Basin, Boliva

Lecture | November 7 | 8 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Christine Hastorf, Department of Anthropology

 San Francisco Society, Archaeological Institute of America

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

Pleasure, Poison, Prescription, Prayer: The Worlds of Mind-Altering Substances

Exhibit - Artifacts | March 15 – December 15, 2019 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Hearst Museum of Anthropology

 Phoebe A. 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 >

Five Tables of the Corporeal Woman

Exhibit - Multimedia | November 7 | 4-7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Curated by the BAMPFA Student Committee, this edition of Five Tables explores representations of the female figure in art across media and cultures, putting into question the viewer’s gaze, the creator’s power, and the autonomy of a woman’s body. On view this session: Elisabeth Sunday’s striking photographs from her series of Tuareg women; Arnold Genthe’s intimate portraits of the dancer Irma...   More >