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Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Chancellor's Awards for Public Service Nominations

Miscellaneous | November 26 – December 6, 2019 every day | Eshleman Hall, Online Nomination

 Public Service Center

Each year, the Chancellor recognizes students, staff, faculty, and community partnerships that embody UC Berkeley's proud tradition of public service and commitment to improving our local and global community. Faculty, staff, undergraduate and graduate students, student organizations, and campus-community partnerships are all eligible. Award categories include: civic engagement, community-engaged...   More >

Computer Health Matters: User Friendly Workstations (BEUHS400)

Workshop | November 26 | 9-10 a.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

 Greg Ryan, Be Well at Work - Ergonomics

 Be Well at Work - Ergonimics

Learn how to set up a user-friendly workstation and practice stretches to help relieve computer-related aches and pains. This workshop is required to qualify for computer ergonomics matching funds.

  Register online

BPM 201 Employee Engagement

Workshop | November 26 | 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | #24 University Hall

 Human Resources

This workshop is for UC Berkeley Staff. The content covers an overview of employee engagement, new employee onboarding, the use of ongoing assessments of engagement, creation of an engagement action plan, and communicating the engagement strategy.

  Register online

Being Communist, Being Other - Seminar

Seminar | November 26 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | 3401 Dwinelle Hall

 Etienne Balibar, Anniversary Chair Professor at the Center for Research in Modern European Philosophy (CRMEP), Kingston University and Visiting Professor, Department of French and Romance Philology, Columbia University

 The Program in Critical Theory

Advance registration for the seminar is required. To register, please contact info.ictconsortium@berkeley.edu.

Etienne Balibar, in discussion with Zeynep Gambetti (Boğazici University, Turkey) and Jacques Lezra (UC Riverside).

Balibar will reflect on his relationship to reading Marx, starting with Reading Capital, his early work co-written with Louis Althusser. He will seek to...   More >

Keyboards and Mice: Ergonomic Alternatives (BEUHS401)

Workshop | November 26 | 10:10-11 a.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

 Greg Ryan, Campus Ergonomist, Be well at Work - Ergonomics

 Be Well at Work - Ergonimics

Learn about the ergonomics of keyboards and pointing devices, including appropriate workstation set-up, postures, and techniques for using them. Find out about the keyboards and pointing devices covered by the Computer Ergonomics Matching Funds Program. Enroll online at the UC Learning Center.

  Register online

Student Faculty Macro Lunch - NO MEETING

Presentation | November 26 | 12-1 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall | Canceled

 Clausen Center

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)

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 >

Seminar 237, Macro: No Seminar

Seminar | November 26 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall | Canceled

 Department of Economics

Hai Wang — Multi-Objective Online Ride-Matching

Seminar | November 26 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 405 Soda Hall

 Hai Wang, Carnegie Mellon University

 Industrial Engineering & Operations Research

Abstract: We propose a general framework to study the on-demand shared ride-sourcing transportation systems, and focus on the multi-objective matching between demand and supply. The platforms match passengers and drivers in real time without observing future information, considering multiple objectives such as pick-up time, platform revenue, and service quality. We develop an efficient online...   More >

Harmonic Analysis and Differential Equations Student Seminar: Small data global regularity for simplified 3-D Ericksen-Leslie’s compressible hyperbolic liquid crystal model

Seminar | November 26 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Jiaxi Huang, USTC

 Department of Mathematics

In this talk, we will consider the Ericksen-Leslie's hyperbolic system for compressible liquid crystal model in three spatial dimensions. Global regularity for small and smooth initial data near equilibrium is proved for the case that the system is a nonlinear coupling of compressible Navier-Stokes equations with wave map to $\mathbb { S }^2$. Our argument is a combination of vector field method...   More >

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: Finding local summands

Seminar | November 26 | 3:45-4:45 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Mengyuan Zhang, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

The theory of basic elements developed by Eisenbud-Evans is concerned with finding local free summands of a module. A modification of the arguments by Bruns allows one to find local free summands up to a given codimension (or depth). In this expository talk, we discuss this problem in the graded case, where the degrees of the free local summands give extra structure not present in the affine...   More >

Effect of surfaces and osmolytes in modulating peptide assembly

Seminar | November 26 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Joan-Emma Shea, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, UC Santa Barbara

 College of Chemistry

Intrinsically disordered peptides are a special class of proteins that do not fold to a unique three-dimensional shape. These proteins play important roles in the cell, from signaling to serving as structural scaffolds. Under pathological conditions, these proteins are capable of self-assembling into structures that are toxic to the cell, and a number of neurodegenerative diseases, such as...   More >

UC Berkeley Cloud Computing Meetup

Meeting | August 27, 2019 – August 25, 2020 the last Tuesday of the month every month | 4:30-7 p.m. |  Berkeley SkyDeck Penthouse

 Data Sciences

This meetup is aimed at bringing together students, researchers, faculty, IT staff and the wider local community to learn, share and discuss our work in designing and operating services built on cloud computing architectures.

We will feature speakers and engaging discussions around current issues in cloud computing often with an enterprise focus.

Cloud Computing Meetup

Social Event | October 29, 2019 – December 29, 2020 the last Tuesday of the month every month | 4:30-7 p.m. | Berkeley Skydeck, Penthouse (PH) floor

 2150 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Division of Data Science, IST/OCIO, Research IT,

The UC Berkeley Cloud Community of Practice will be holding our monthly meetup in the Berkeley SkyDeck Penthouse. We have some excellent guests and topics and hope to see you there.

Everyone is welcome - this is a really inclusive group! You don't have to be an expert, or already know about cloud technologies; we get together so people can learn from each other. The Berkeley SkyDeck is at...   More >

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: Moduli Spaces of Toric Vector Bundles

Seminar | November 26 | 5-6 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Lauren Heller, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

I will discuss Klyachko's classification of toric vector bundles with given equivariant Chern class, as well as the application of this classification to the construction of moduli spaces, as described by Sam Payne. As an example, I will illustrate the possibilities for rank 2 vector bundles on $\mathbb P^1 \times \mathbb P^1$.

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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Object Lessons: The Egyptian Collections of the University of California, Berkeley

Exhibit - Artifacts | November 11, 2019 – May 22, 2020 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday with exceptions | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Bancroft Library, Gallery and Corridor

 Friends of The Bancroft Library, Bancroft Library, Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

Object Lessons brings together ancient and modern Egyptian artifacts from the Center for the Tebtunis Papyri and the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology in an exhibition in The Bancroft Library Gallery and Corridor. In the gallery, we invite you to explore how items from everyday life were created and discarded, excavated and conserved, from antiquity to the present day. The corridor...   More >