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Thursday, December 5, 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 >

Collaborating Effectively in the Workplace

Course | December 5 | 9 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 24 University Hall

 Staff Ombuds Office

To be successful in the rapidly changing workplace, staff must be able to collaborate with a variety of people within and outside the organization who have the skills, resources, and influence to tackle increasing complex challenges. Collaboration is a skill and a set of practices that are rarely taught in the workplace. In this course, staff will learn when and why to collaborate; ways to work...   More >

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Paris/Berkeley/Bonn/Zürich Analysis Seminar: Radiation fields for wave equations on asymptotically Minkowski spacetimes

Seminar | December 5 | 9:10-10 a.m. | 238 Sutardja Dai Hall

 Dean Baskin, Texas A&M University and MSRI

 Department of Mathematics

Abstract: Radiation fields are rescaled limits of solutions of wave equations near "null infinity" and capture the radiation pattern seen by a distant observer. They are intimately connected with the Fourier and Radon transforms and with scattering theory. In this talk, I will define and discuss radiation fields in a few contexts, with an emphasis on spacetimes that look flat near infinity. The...   More >

Chemistry in the Ultracold: Controlling Reactions with Quantum Statistics and Other Tricks

Seminar | December 5 | 10-11 a.m. | 775 Tan Hall

 Luigi De Marco Ph.D.

 College of Chemistry

FULL: Botanical Illustration: Winter and Holiday Subjects

Workshop | December 5 – 6, 2019 every day | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

This two-day class will introduce you to the fascinating world of Botanical Art. Catherine Watters will teach you to observe, measure and draw plants in great detail and with botanical accuracy. Students will work with graphite, colored pencil and watercolors. All levels are welcome.

$190, $175 members

  Register online or by calling 510-664-7606

EHS 403 RUA On-Boarding

Course | December 5 | 10:30-11:30 a.m. | 370 University Hall


 Office of Environment, Health & Safety

Dissertation Talk: Enhancing Performance of Analog Mixed Signal Circuits using Integrated Silicon-Photonics

Seminar | December 5 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 400 Cory Hall

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Title: Enhancing Performance of Analog Mixed Signal Circuits using Integrated Silicon-Photonics
Speaker: Nandish Mehta, Dept of EECS, UC Berkeley
Advisors: Prof. Vladimir Stojanović

Date: 12/5/2019
Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 noon
Location: Hughes Room, Cory 400

Certificate Program in Leadership and Management Online Information Session

Information Session | December 5 | 11-11:30 a.m. |  Online

 UC Berkeley Extension

Find out how this certificate can help you build the essential skills for effective management and make a tangible difference in your career.

  Register online

3-Manifold Seminar: Guts components of sutured decomposition and the Thurston Norm

Seminar | December 5 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Yue Zhang, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

In this talk, I will try to give an introduction of Thurston norm, sutured decomposition. Furthermore we define the guts components of a homology class as the nontrivial parts in a sutured decomposition of the 3-manifold. I will show a statement that the guts do not depend on the selection of the facet surfaces and some examples in 3-manifolds which should satisfy our results. This is based on...   More >

Can the French President Emmanuel Macron Reform the Country After the Yellow Vest Protest?

Lecture | December 5 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Jean-Claude Beaujour

 Institute of European Studies, Department of Sociology, Department of French, Berkeley Center on Comparative Equality & Anti-Discrimination Law

One year after the yellow vest movement can the Macron administration resume its reforms: budget deficit, pension, social inequalities. Although this yellow vest movement has declined, the protesters has long said they are not satisfied by the administration answers. Will Emmanuel Macron be able rebuild the relationship with the vast majority of the population in order to implement his political...   More >

Certificate Program in Marketing Online Information Session

Information Session | December 5 | 12-12:30 p.m. |  Online

 UC Berkeley Extension

Find out how UC Berkeley Extension equips you with a solid understanding of marketing’s most up-to-date concepts and techniques. For more information, visit the Certificate Program in Marketing.

  Register online

Lunch Poems: Margaret Ross: Poet Margaret Ross reads for Lunch Poems

Reading - Literary | December 5 | 12-1 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Library

 Margaret Ross, Stanford


Margaret Ross is the author of A Timeshare. Her poems and translations appear in The New Republic, The Paris Review, and POETRY. Her honors include a Fulbright arts grant, a VSC/Luce Chinese Poetry & Translation Fellowship, and a Wallace Stegner Fellowship. She currently teaches at Stanford University where she is a Jones Lecturer.

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

Information Session | December 5 | 12-1 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 >

Oliver E. Williamson Seminar

Seminar | December 5 | 12-1:30 p.m. | C330 Haas School of Business

 Federico Huneeus, 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 >

Professional Program in User Experience (UX) Design Online Information Session

Information Session | December 5 | 12-12:30 p.m. |  Online

 UC Berkeley Extension

UC Berkeley Extension's Professional Program in User Experience Design gives you the training and knowledge you need to develop a portfolio to prepare to enter the field of UX design. Our instructors are experienced designers who bring real-world case studies and challenges to illuminate the theory behind UX. Find out how you can benefit from this curriculum and advance in the field.

 Free. Register online

Healthier Holiday Treats (BEUHS641)

Workshop | December 5 | 12:10-1 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club

 Kim Guess, RD, Be well at Work - Wellness

 Be Well at Work - Wellness

Cookies, cakes, and candies, oh my! Stand out from the crowd with unique holiday treats this year. Colleagues, family and friends will appreciate your support while you can save money by making homemade gifts and desserts! Presentation, demonstration, recipes, and sample provided.

Aging Services Faculty Search Candidate Talk

Lecture | November 14 – December 5, 2019 every Thursday with exceptions | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Haviland Hall, Haviland Commons

 Social Welfare, School of

IB Seminar: Heating up Ocean Outbreaks from Seagrasses to Seastars

Seminar | December 5 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Drew Harvell, Cornell University

 Department of Integrative Biology

Data Science Showcase

Presentation | December 5 | 12:30-3:30 p.m. |  Sutardja Dai Hall

 Data Sciences

Join us for the Data Science Fall Showcase! The showcase will feature work from our Human Contexts and Ethics, Modules, and Discovery research projects on topics ranging from charter schools to the US Census to gender diversity.

English Language Teaching Through Symbolic Competence Development: A Possible Response to Brazil’s Law of Quotas

Lecture | December 5 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | B-4 Dwinelle Hall

 Sabrina Hax Duro Rosa, Visiting Scholar, Berkeley Language Center

 Berkeley Language Center

The Law of Quotas was instituted in Brazil in 2012 as an Affirmative Action policy, divided into Social and Racial Quotas. As an English as a Foreign Language (EFL) teacher, I ask: How could EFL classes raise Brazilian students' awareness of racial issues and about racial quotas in particular?

BIO Express Travel Signature Day

Workshop | December 5 | 1-4 p.m. | International House, Great Hall

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Berkeley International Office has set aside this special day for *express* travel signatures just for you! Stop by any time during the hours below to get your documents signed on the spot (please read below—"Do You Really Need a Travel Signature?").

Come to the I-House Great Hall during the following days and times for your Express Travel Signature:

Thursday, December 5th,...   More >

How to Write a Research Proposal Workshop

Workshop | December 5 | 1-2 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Leah Carroll, Haas Scholars Program Manager/Advisor, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Need to write a grant proposal? This workshop is for you! You'll get a head start on defining your research question, developing a lit review and project plan, presenting your qualifications, and creating a realistic budget.

Open to all UC Berkeley students.

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

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 >

2020 Judith Lee Stronach Baccalaureate Prize Info Session: Funding for post graduation social engagement projects

Information Session | December 5 | 3-4 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Mary Crabb, Office of Undergraduate Research & Scholarships

 Office of Undergraduate Research

The Judith Lee Stronach Baccalaureate Prize supports intellectual and creative pursuits that heighten awareness of issues of social consciousness and contribute to the public good. The award gives students the opportunity to extend and reflect upon their undergraduate work at Berkeley by undertaking a social engagement project after their graduation.

Up to $25,000.

Sodium channel dysfunction in neurodevelopmental disorders

Seminar | December 5 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

 Kevin Bender, University of California, San Francisco

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

ESPM Seminar Series, Fall 2019: Tom Buckley

Seminar | December 5 | 3:30 p.m. | 132 Mulford Hall

 Tom Buckley

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

Tom Buckley, Assistant Professor in the Department of Plant Sciences at UC Davis, will present: "Scaling gas exchange from leaves to canopies." Coffee will be available before the talk at 2:30PM in 139 Mulford; meet the speaker after the talk in 139 Mulford Hall.

CRG Thursday Forum Series: How I Write

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

 Christian Paiz; Carolyn Smith

 Rachel Lim

 Center for Race and Gender

Get inspired for end-of-the-term writing with reflections and advice from Christian Paiz, assistant professor of Ethnic Studies; Carolyn Smith, UC Chancellor’s Postdoctoral Fellow; and Rachel Lim, graduate student in Ethnic Studies.

  RSVP online

Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program Information Session

Information Session | December 5 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Alberto Ledesma, http://mellonmays.berkeley.edu/

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Want to become a college professor in the humanities or social sciences? Come find out how the MMUF program can help you transform the academy!

Light refreshments and snacks will be provided!

In the Ruins of Neoliberalism: The Rise of Antidemocratic Politics in the West

Panel Discussion | December 5 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 820 Barrows Hall

 Wendy Brown, Class of 1936 First Chair, UC Berkeley Department of Political Science; Gillian Hart, Professor Emerita, UC Berkeley Department of Geography; Tianna Paschel, Associate Professor of Sociology and African American Studies, Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society

 Social Science Matrix

Presented as part of Social Science Matrix "Authors Meet Critics" series, this panel discussion will feature Professor Wendy Brown's book "In the Ruins of Neoliberalism: The Rise of Anti-Democratic Politics in the West." Professor Brown will be joined by Gillian Hart, Professor Emerita of Geography, and and Tianna Paschel, Associate Professor of Sociology and African American Studies.

  RSVP online by December 2.

Professor Wendy Brown

Borderland Dreams: Korean Chinese Migrants' Bodies, Money, and Time

Colloquium | December 5 | 4-6 p.m. | Doe Library, Room 180

 June Hee Kwon, California State University, Sacramento

 Center for Korean Studies (CKS)

This talk examines the remittance-driven everyday lives of Korean Chinese who move back and forth between Seoul, South Korea, and the Korean Chinese Autonomous Prefecture of Yanbian, China, an ethnic zone bordering North Korea.

Multi-Scale Structure Control for Advanced Functional Materials

Seminar | December 5 | 4-5 p.m. | 6101 Etcheverry Hall

 Ozgur Keles, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Chemical and Materials Engineering Department, San Jose State University

 Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME)

Abstract: Economic growth demands better products; hence, better materials. Specifically, product space in energy, defense, aerospace, and automotive industries requires materials that are multi-functional, lightweight, reliable, and tough. In addition, environmental regulations require sustainability. Comprehensive optimization of these requirements is possible through multi-scale structure...   More >

Seminar 242, Econometrics: "A Unifying Design-based Theory of Regression Adjustment"

Seminar | December 5 | 4-5 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Joel A. Middleton, University of California, Berkeley

 Department of Economics

Mathematics Department Colloquium: Peeking into Lower and Higher Dimensions Using Designer Quantum Matter

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

 Hari Manoharan, Department of Physics, Stanford University

 Department of Mathematics

The laws of quantum mechanics allow for some strange and tantalizing behavior of electrons inside materials, but the most exotic of these phenomena have remained unobserved because they are out of reach in natural materials. I will explain experiments which target and reveal some of the most elusive behavior, by using special apparatus to assemble “designer” quantum materials one atom at a...   More >

Applying to Study Abroad

Information Session | December 5 | 5-6 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, MLK BNorth, Room 82D

 Berkeley Study Abroad

What's next? Now that you know where you want to study abroad, it's time to craft a strong application. This workshop will cover all the basic information on how to apply to Berkeley Study Abroad programs.

The Edge of Democracy with Director Petra Costa

Film - Documentary | December 5 | 5:30-8:30 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, 315, Maude Fife room

 Center for Latin American Studies

Political documentary and personal memoir collide in this exploration into the complex truth behind the unraveling of two Brazilian presidencies. 113 minutes. English and Portuguese with English subtitles.

After the screening, director Petra Costa will speak in conversation with Academy Award-winner Charles Ferguson.

DCRP Lecture Series: Kafui Attoh

Lecture | December 5 | 5:30-7 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

THURSDAY, DEC. 5, 5:30 PM. Uber, Public Transit and the Idiocy of the Smart City

Health Care Policy in East Asia: A World Scientific Reference Book Launch

Panel Discussion | December 5 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Berkeley Way West, First Floor Colloquium 1104

 Public Health, School of

Join us for a dynamic discussion and launch of an important new publication, Health Care Policy in East Asia: A World Scientific Reference, released under the editorial leadership of our own Professor Emeritus Teh-wei Hu.
Health Care Policy in East Asia is a four-volume publication designed to help health care professionals, academics, policymakers and general readers understand the background...   More >

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The Age of Intoxication: Psychoactive Drugs in World History

Lecture | December 5 | 6-7:30 p.m. |  Hearst Museum of Anthropology

 Benjamin Breen, UC Santa Cruz

 Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

How have perceptions of drugs changed over time? This lecture will explore the history of drugs in the colonial era and beyond.

Eating the flesh of an Egyptian mummy prevents the plague. Distilled poppies reduce melancholy. A Turkish drink called coffee increases alertness. Tobacco cures cancer. Such beliefs circulated in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, an era when the term “drug”...   More >

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Bear Music Fest Discover

Performing Arts - Music | December 5 | 7-9:30 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room

 Barnaby Bright

 Cal Alumni Association

Join us the evening of December 5 at Alumni House on the UC Berkeley campus for the launch of BMF Discover’s Musical Conversations — an intimate performance of amazing music, engaging conversation, and Q&A with Barnaby Bright! A post-show beer and wine reception is complimentary with your ticket.

Fire and Ashes: Making the Ballet RAkU

Film - Documentary | December 5 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Bay Area filmmaker Shirley Sun’s engaging dance film goes behind the scenes with composer Shinji Eshima and San Francisco Ballet resident choreographer Yuri Possokhov as they recount their collaboration with the original cast of RAkU. Set in historic Japan, the ballet is a fictional tale filled with passion, lust, loss, pain, and compassion, based on a true event: the burning of the beautiful...   More >

Dan Pfeiffer

Special Event | December 5 | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Cal Performances

The former White House communications director, noted political strategist and commentator, and Pod Save America co-host combines wry wit, spot-on political instincts, and formidable storytelling chops in an optimistic exploration of how politics and digital media interact in modern-day America.

$28–$58 (prices subject to change)

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

Dan Pfeiffer appears in Cal Performances' Speaker Series on December 5, 2019 in Zellerbach Hall.

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

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 >

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 Indian Ocean

Exhibit - Artifacts | December 5 | 4-7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

From mythical perceptions of vast oceanic waters to porcelain excavated from shipwrecks, from the visual culture of port cities to depictions of marine life, this edition of Five Tables mines the BAMPFA collection to unearth global histories of the Indian Ocean—the earth’s third largest body of water and the site of the world’s oldest cultural continuum, facilitating the mobility of people,...   More >