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Friday, November 8, 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 >

Persimmon: Brushpainting with Karen LeGault

Workshop | November 8 | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join artist, Karen LeGault, for a brush painting workshop celebrating seasonal plants in the Garden. Each month will focus on a different subject: grape vines, sunflowers, persimmon, and the pine tree.

$75, $65 members

  Register online

Essig Brunch Seminar: Entomology - insects, arachnids, and other arthopods

Seminar | October 4 – December 13, 2019 every Friday with exceptions | 10-11 a.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 1101 (UCMP "fishbowl")

 See website for current speaker and topic

 Essig Museum of Entomology

Weekly seminar series focused on insect ecology, evolution, behavior, and other research topics.

Seminar with INZONE.AI Entrepreneur Sandeep Srinivasan

Seminar | November 8 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Room 242

 Sandeep Srinivasan, INZONE.AI


Sandeep Srinivasan Founder & CEO @INZONE.AI Bio:

Sandeep is a serial Entrepreneur has founded 4 startups, including INZONE.AI

His previous 2 startups (Mskribe Inc and Synchronous Design Automation) have been in the space of algorithms to reduce power consumption on complex IC’s.

Sandeep also founded a consumer facing location based messaging startup, that used machine learning to keep...   More >

Neural Circuits of Cognition in Artificial and Biological Neural Networks

Seminar | November 8 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Berkeley Way West, 2121 Berkeley Way, Room 1102

 David Freedman, The University of Chicago

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Humans and other advanced animals have a remarkable ability to interpret incoming sensory stimuli and plan task-appropriate behavioral responses. This talk will present parallel experimental and computational approaches aimed at understanding how visual feature encoding in upstream sensory cortical areas is transformed across the cortical hierarchy into more flexible task-related encoding in the...   More >

String-Math Seminar: Logarithmic VOAs from 3d boundary chiral algebras

Seminar | November 8 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 402 LeConte Hall

 Sergei Gukov, CalTech

 Department of Mathematics

I will give an overview and some of the highlights of a research program initiated in 2013 with Gadde and Putrov, the main subject of which is the study of 2d-3d combined systems that involve 3d N=2 theories with 2d N=(0,2) boundary conditions. We will see how holomorphic-topological twists of such systems lead to boundary chiral algebras, somewhat similar to Beem-Rastelli chiral algebras of 4d...   More >

Emerging Semiconductor Nanoscale Devices and Systems for Classical and Quantum Information Processing

Seminar | November 8 | 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 293 Cory Hall

 Prof. Philip Feng, University of Florida

 Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center (BSAC)

Emerging semiconductors, ranging from atomic layer semiconducting crystals (such as transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDCs) and black phosphorus) to wide and ultrawide bandgap materials (such as SiC, Ga2O3, and h-BN), along with their heterostructures, offer compelling platforms for engineering new electronic, photonic devices and transducers, where the unconventional and unique properties of...   More >

SURF Summer Research Scholarships Info Session

Information Session | November 8 | 12-1 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Sean Burns, Director, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

 Office of Undergraduate Research

OURS Staff will discuss eligibility criteria for SURF programs, benefits of the fellowship and tips for a successful application

Yoga for Tension and Stress Relief (BEUHS664)

Workshop | November 8 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 251 Hearst Gymnasium

 Laurie Ferris

 Be Well at Work - Wellness

Practicing yoga can release tension in your joints, give you greater range of motion, and offer increased comfort in all aspects of your life. Learn basic yoga poses and breathing techniques to transform your practice into a moving meditation. Optional: Join the Passport Yoga Passport Challenge and get a different stamp for each class to be entered into a drawing for a yoga prize! Please bring...   More >

  Register online

Fall 2019 LEP Global Book Club: Barracoon: The Story of the Last "Black Cargo"

Miscellaneous | October 25 – December 6, 2019 every Friday | 1-2 p.m. | 110 César E. Chávez Student Center

 SLC Language Exchange Program

Join us for the Fall 2019 LEP Global Book Club! This semester, as we join the campus in commemorating 400 Years of Resistance to Slavery and Injustice, we will be reading Barracoon: The Story of the Last "Black Cargo.”

Written in 1931 and published just last year, Barracoon chronicles Hurston’s conversations with Cudjo Kossula Lewis, one of the last survivors of the Atlantic Slave...   More >

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Solid State Technology and Devices Seminar: A Perspective on Future Logic Technologies Essential Constituents

Seminar | November 8 | 1-2 p.m. | Cory Hall, The Hogan Room, 521

 Carlos Diaz, Senior Director in Research and Development, Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

CMOS technology continues to scale despite challenges whose solutions, including design and system considerations, increase complexity. Going forward, the exploratory landscape to power, performance, density, and complexity challenges remains rich in options. Timely and conclusive research on new transistors, interconnects, memories, and 3DIC structures and materials is key to long term...   More >

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

Color Centers and Quantum Nanophotonics: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | November 8 | 2-3 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Marina Radulaski, UC Davis, Electrical and Computer Engineering

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

Light and matter interaction at the nanoscale has been explored for a variety of quantum technologies pertaining to information processing, communication and sensing. The color centers, atomic defects in wide band gap semiconductor lattices, have had a prominent role in this research. The favorable combination of optical and spin properties qualifies color centers as fast indistinguishable...   More >

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 >

Student Probability/PDE Seminar: Constructing the Airy Sheet Using Brownian Last Passage Percolation III

Seminar | November 8 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Milind Hegde, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

We will present the recent construction of the Airy sheet by Dauvergne, Ortmann, and Virag. In the first talk we will prove the novel extension of the RSK correspondence at the center of their approach, which relates last passage values in a Brownian environment to last passage values in the environment of the Airy line ensemble. Reference: https://arxiv.org/pdf/1812.00309.pdf

MENA Salon: The Lebanese Uprising

Workshop | November 8 | 3-4 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Every Friday the CMES hosts an informal guided discussion of current events in the Middle East and North Africa, open to all.

Since the Lebanese government announced a tax on WhatsApp on 17 October, protesters have taken to the streets in Beirut and across the country to express their discontent with political corruption and the economic crisis. On 29 October, Prime Minister Saad Hariri...   More >

Composition Colloquium: Jean Geoffroy

Colloquium | November 8 | 3 p.m. |  CNMAT (1750 Arch St.)

 Department of Music

Dissertation Talk: Design and Fabrication of VCSELs for 3D Sensing

Presentation | November 8 | 3-4 p.m. | 540AB Cory Hall

 Kevin Cook

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

The demand for low-cost laser sources for 3D imaging in industrial, medical, and consumer applications has created a rapidly growing market for vertical cavity surface emitting lasers (VCSELs). These devices can be configured as widely tunable laser sources using a MEMS actuated mirror, or into high density arrays for powerful, spatially structured light.

In the first half of this talk, I...   More >

A Yeast Biologist Takes a Swim: Studies of Cytokinesis in Algae and Symbiosis in Corals

Seminar | November 8 | 3-4 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building | Note change in time and location

 John Pringle, Stanford University

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Two Talks: Incorporating Sense-making Into Descriptions of Information Systems and Scenarios and Issues in “Send Computation to the Data” Repository Models

Seminar | November 8 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 107 South Hall

 Michael Buckland & Clifford Lynch

 Information, School of

Incorporating Sense-making Into Descriptions of Information Systems
Michael Buckland
Both the theorizing of information systems and representations of information systems and services give prominent attention to information technology and logical flows. But human sensing, sense-making, and becoming informed, although obviously important, get less attention. I will propose how this...   More >


Film - Feature | November 8 | 3:10 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

A father-and-son clown act are separated during the Russian Civil War in this little-seen, energetic gem by the great Soviet filmmaker Lev Kuleshov, best known as the “father of montage” and for his dynamic comedy The Extraordinary Adventures of Mr. West in the Land of the Bolsheviks. Influenced by Hollywood filmmakers like D. W. Griffith yet speeding up their aesthetics exponentially, Kuleshov’s...   More >

Abandoning the City: Studying Chinese Landscape in the Age of Climate Change

Colloquium | November 8 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 De-nin D. Lee, Associate Professor, Visual & Media Arts, Emerson College

 Gregory Levine, Professor, Art and Architecture of Japan and Buddhist Visual Cultures, UC Berkeley

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

In a 1999 lecture (published in 2005 in Archives of Asian Art), Prof. James Cahill offered thoughts on the history and post-history of Chinese painting. Not solely about landscape, nevertheless, his remarks were inextricable from his lifetime’s study of that genre. The field of Chinese landscape, he observed, produced on the basis of internal, stylistic developments a coherent canon. This canon...   More >

Shitao (Zhu Ruoji, 1642-1707), “Man in the Mountain,”from Album for Daoist Yu, late 1690s. Leaf L in an album of twelve leaves, ink and color on paper, 9 ½ x 11 in. The C. C. Wang Family Collection, New York

On “Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power” with Curator Mark Godfrey, Tate Modern: in conversation with Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle

Lecture | November 8 | 4-6 p.m. |  David Brower Center

 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Mark Godfrey, Senior Curator of International Art, Tate Modern, UK

 Arts Research Center, Department of Art Practice

On “Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power”
Curator Mark Godfrey, Tate Modern, in conversation with Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle
Friday, November 8, 2019
4:00-6:00pm (reception to follow)
David Brower Center, 2150 Allston Way, Downtown Berkeley

Co-sponsored by The Arts Research Center and the Department of Art Practice, this lecture is free and open to the public.

 Free and open to the public. Seating first come, first served; doors open at 3:30pm.

"Soul of A Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power," courtesy of the de Young Museum

Kannan M. | The Structure of Indian Studies: A View from Below

Lecture | November 8 | 4-6 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, 341 (SSEAS Library)

 Kannan Muthukrishnan, Researcher, French Institute of Pondicherry

 Department of South & Southeast Asian Studies, The Institute for South Asia Studies, South Asia Studies Theories and Methods Townsend Working Group

A talk by Mr. Kannan Muthukrishnan, a scholar of modern Tamil literature at the French Institute of Pondicherry

Copper Catalyzed C-H Functionalization: Method Development via Enabling Intermediates

Seminar | November 8 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Timothy Warren, Department of Chemistry, Georgetown University

 College of Chemistry

Catalytic C-H functionalization offers the promise of atom economical introduction of molecular diversity into organic molecules by direct transformation of C-H bonds to C-C, C-N, or C-O bonds. Compared to more traditional approaches that involve functional group manipulations, the direct utilization of C-H bonds in synthesis can minimize chemical steps, economic cost, and environmental...   More >

Food, Wine Culture: A Conversation on EU and California Foodways

Panel Discussion | November 8 | 5-7 p.m. |  David Brower Center

 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA

 Elaine Chukan Brown, Award-winning wine journalist; Fabrizia Lanza, Director, Anna Tasca Lanza School, Sicily

 Institute of European Studies, European Union Center, Department of Italian Studies

As a rare nexus where public policy, politics and pleasure all meet, food has become a focus of today’s professional and scholarly world. This event will focus on the economic viability of food systems through a comparative lens in a conversation that joins voices from the EU and California. In particular it will explore how culture and identity dialogue with food systems and the positioning of...   More >

  RSVP online by November 5.

Still Raining Still Dreaming

Film - Series | November 8 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Uncanny landscapes and mysterious journeys emerge in these five works by filmmakers who construct surreal worlds by repurposing appropriated materials, including films, engravings, and video games. Joseph Cornell’s Rose Hobart distills the 1931 B movie East of Borneo into an uncanny twenty-minute ode to the eponymous actress. Phil Solomon’s works Last Days in a Lonely Place and Still Raining...   More >

Afropop Spectacular: Alsarah and the Nubatones and Natu Camara

Performing Arts - Music | November 8 | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Cal Performances

A double bill of Nubian electro-pop from Africa. Born in Sudan and based in Brooklyn, vocalist Alsarah weaves classic East African pop sounds with subtle electronics, Middle Eastern oud, driving percussion, and lilting vocal harmonies. Singer, songwriter, and guitarist Natu Camara has been heralded as “the Tina Turner of Guinea” and in the 1990s led The Ideal Black Girls, West Africa’s first...   More >

$28–$56 (prices subject to change)

  Tickets go on sale August 6. Buy tickets online or by calling 5106429988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Afropop Spectacular performs Friday, November 8, 2019 in Zellerbach Hall. Pictured: Alsarah and the Nubatones.

Javanese Gamelan: Late twentieth-century works for Javanese Gamelan

Performing Arts - Music | November 8 | 8 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

Late twentieth-century works for Javanese Gamelan Concerto for Piano and Gamelan by Lou Harrison (1917-2003)

Gamelan compositions by leading Javanese composers K.R.T. Wasitodiningrat (known as Pak Cokro, 1909-2007), and Ki Nartosabdho (1925-1985)

Gamelan Sari Raras directed by Midiyanto and Ben Brinner

Featuring soloists Sarah Cahill (piano) and Heni Savitri (vocals)

$16 General Admission, $12 Senior, Student (non-UCB), UCB Faculty/Staff, $5 UCB students

  Buy tickets online or by calling 510.642.9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

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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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 >