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Thursday, December 12, 2019

Jacobs Winter Design Showcase

Tour/Open House | December 11 – 12, 2019 every day |  Jacobs Hall

 Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation

On Wednesday, December 11, and Thursday, December 12, please join the Jacobs Institute for the Jacobs Winter Design Showcase. At this open house, you can meet student designers, check out innovations in fields from health to mobility, and celebrate the semester over conversation and refreshments. Student projects will engage topics from biodesign and social impact to mobility and prosthetics.

Cal Forestry Club Presents: Christmas Tree Sale

Sale | December 8 – 13, 2019 every day | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. |  South Side of Mulford Hall

 Cal Forestry Club

It's time for UC Berkeley Forestry Club's annual Christmas Tree sale! Every year, students travel to the Sierra Nevada to harvest trees donated by Sierra Pacific Industries, which would not normally survive to maturity. Students hand-fall your very own holiday tree! The species that are to be harvested are white fir and incense-cedar. Other species can be requested, but may not be available...   More >

RAPDP - Intermediate - Federal Cost Policy and Compliance

Workshop | December 12 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | 24 University Hall

 Human Resources

Synopsis: An intermediate workshop on Federal cost policy that details how the OMB Circulars are implemented, covers the changes in the new Uniform Guidance, and explores some specific compliance issues like the Federal Acquisition Regulation and Participant Support. Learning Objectives: • Identify the RA’s responsibilities regarding financial compliance • Describe the Federal Acquisition...   More >

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Molecular quantum dynamics via state resolved spectroscopies

Seminar | December 12 | 10-11 a.m. | 775 Tan Hall

 Marissa Weichman Ph.D.

 College of Chemistry

Garden Holiday Pop-Up Shop

Special Event | December 12 – 15, 2019 every day | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden, Julia Morgan Hall

 Botanical Garden

Enjoy holiday shopping for nature-inspired gifts at our special holiday event in the Garden’s Julia Morgan Hall. Choose from a curated selection of gifts from local vendors and unique,
hand-crafted gifts from the Garden.
Proceeds from your holiday purchases directly benefit the Botanical Garden.

Holiday Pop-Up Shop: Brought to you by the Berkeley Art Studio!

Sale | December 10 – 17, 2019 every day | 12-10 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, 3rd floor

 ASUC Art Studio

Browse our selection of artist-made ceramics, drawings, paintings, prints, photographs and jewelry. The shop is open Dec. 10 to 19, from noon to 10 p.m. during the week and noon to 5 p.m. on the weekend. The art studio also sells gift certificates for art classes, which are good for one year and can be applied to any type of class if the fees are the same.

Relaxing Sound Meditation (BEUHS066)

Workshop | December 12 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club

 Melissa Felsenstein, Inner Sounds Meditation

 Be Well at Work - Employee Assistance

Unplug and feel an empty mind as you are immersed in tone and vibration of quartz crystal bowls and other instruments during this free Sound Bath. Learn how live calming sounds can be help reduce stress, release tension, balance the nervous system, and encourage healthier sleep.

Meditate without effort and unlock new creative insight, sharpened instincts, and a doorway into a calm mind. Many...   More >

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IB Seminar: Can mathematical ecology help us understand and treat cancer?

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

 Frederick Adler, The University of Utah

 Department of Integrative Biology

Immigration Policy in Japan and South Korea and the Development of their Sending Countries: An Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program (URAP) Presentation

Colloquium | December 12 | 1-3 p.m. | 554 Barrows Hall

 Annabelle Baker, UC Berkeley; Amanda Wong, UC Berkeley; Ishani Ghosh, UC Berkeley; Sophia Quach, UC Berkeley

 Center for Japanese Studies (CJS), Institute of Research on Labor & Employment

Low birth rates, an aging population, and rapid economic development in Japan and South Korea have put great pressures on an increased need for immigration, threatening the historical emphasis of ethnic homogeneity in both countries. On the other hand, in Nepal and Vietnam, the lack of opportunities and rampant inequality have caused citizens to view emigration as a source of hope for...   More >

Google Forms Design

Course | December 12 | 1:30-3 p.m. |  Virtual Classroom

 Human Resources

This course details the process of designing and distributing surveys and quizzes using Google Forms. Emphasis is placed on question design, data validation, survey distribution methods, response metrics, security permissions, and integration with Google Sheets and Microsoft Excel. Learning Objectives * Design online Forms for hosting and data collection on Google Drive. * Set Form options to...   More >

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Portable, Collaborative, and Transparent Computational Research from the Start

Presentation | December 12 | 1:30-3 p.m. | 190 Doe Library

 Dav Clark, Head of Data Science, Gigantum

 Berkeley Institute for Data Science

While standard practices have emerged - for example, using GitHub to publish the details of a research project - the truth is that a significant amount of manual effort and expertise is required to publish and also to use such open projects. The situation becomes even more untenable when a broader field of expertise comes into play - we can't expect medical doctors and policymakers to learn basic...   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

Center for Computational Biology Seminar: Topics in Cancer Genomics: Mark Gerstein, Professor, Yale University

Seminar | December 12 | 2-3 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center

 Center for Computational Biology

Title: Topics in Cancer Genomics

My talk will focus on how to leverage thousands of cancer
genomes and functional genomics datasets to discover
disease-associated regulators and variations. First, I will go over
the ENCODE annotation related to the cancer genome. I will show how
extended gene annotation allows us to place oncogenic transformations
in the context of a large cell...   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 >

Diversification of the neural proteome in coleoid cephalopods by editing messenger RNAs

Seminar | December 12 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

 Josh Rosenthal, MBL, Woods Hole MA

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

From Revolution to Nation. Popular Unrest in Russian Poland, 1907-1918

Lecture | December 12 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 270 Stephens Hall

 Wiktor Marzec, Assistant Professor, Robert Zajonc Institute for Social Studies, University of Warsaw

 Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES)

Russian Poland was among the most militant tsarist borderlands during the 1905-1907 Revolution. Harboring long-lasting strikes and breeding bellicose street fighters, Poland witnessed an unprecedented political upheaval manifest in the emergence of mass parties, labor unions and a new public culture. However, only a decade later, when revolutionary movements again loomed large and shook the whole...   More >

Mathematics Department Colloquium: Some numerical observations on Riemann's zeta function

Colloquium | December 12 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Yuri Matiyasevich, Russian Academy of Sciences

 Department of Mathematics

During last years the speaker was performing intensive computer calculations searching for new properties of Riemann's zeta function. The talk will present two groups of found phenomena which so far haven't got mathematical explanations.

The first group of phenomena is connected with proposed by the speaker reformulation of the Riemann Hypothesis in terms of special Hankel matrices (their...   More >

TDPS presents the 2019 Fall Choreography Showcase

Performing Arts - Theater | December 12 – 13, 2019 every day | 5-9 p.m. | Zellerbach Hall, Room 7

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

The Fall Choreography Showcase highlights the work of promising, emerging choreographers. With the guidance of Professor Joe Goode, an award-winning dance theater artist, TDPS students present original solos and duets.

 Admission is free with reservation. Make reservations online

Pitch Night Event

Special Event | December 12 | 6:15-9 p.m. | 609 UC Berkeley Extension (SF Campus at 160 Spear St.)

 Yanniv Dorone, Investor, AgFunder

 Allison Steitz, Investor, Bluerun Ventures

 Caroline Yeager, Investor, Vitalize VC (formerly IrishAngels Ventures)

 Raed A. Masri, Founder, General Partner,, Transform VC, DCVC (Data Collective)

 UC Berkeley Extension, Epic Events

UC Berkeley Extension is thrilled to host a pitch night event on Thursday, December 12 at the San Francisco Center! If you are curious about seeing how deep tech startups (AI, AR, blockchain, biotech, etc.) can pitch their company in front of a panel of expert VCs and Angel judges, or if you want to meet with investors and network with founders, join us at 6:15 pm and meet with Yanniv Dorone,...   More >

 Contact Nadege for discount code. Register online

East Bay Science Cafe - Knotty Sculptures

Presentation | December 12 | 7-8:30 p.m. |  Cafe Leila

 1724 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley, CA 94702

 Carlo H. Séquin, EECS Computer Science Division


Join us to explore the fascinating world of Art, science, mathematics and design with Prof. Emeritus and artist, Carlo H. Séquin. This cafe talk will start with a gentle introduction to mathematical knots and ways to describe and classify all possible knots. It will then focus on ways to turn such knots into attractive, abstract geometrical sculptures, using various computer-aided design...   More >

River’s Edge

Film - Feature | December 12 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

In the age of Reagan, to “just say no” meant to relinquish that minute, but powerful act of just saying yes. At least this seemed true for a generation of teenagers whose only expression of power came from consuming taboo experience in a world of dead nerve-endings. Director Tim Hunter draws on the true story of a sixteen-year-old Milpitas student who strangles his fourteen-year-old girlfriend,...   More >

Keanu Reeves

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 >

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 >