<< Week of March 18 >>

Sunday, March 18, 2018

SOGA Open Hours

Tour/Open House | January 28 – May 13, 2018 every Sunday | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Garden Location: on the corner of Walnut St. and Virginia St. in north Berkeley, CA

 Campus Gardens

SOGA is an educational space designed for the community to share knowledge about organic urban agriculture and self-sufficiency in the food system. This type of experiential learning takes place during open volunteer hours, workshops, and DeCals (student-led courses at UCB). The garden, located on UC Berkeley property, is managed by undergraduate students and funded primarily through grants from...   More >

SOLD OUT - Papermaking with Plants

Workshop | March 18 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Learn to make beautiful handmade paper from plants in your own garden! No experience necessary. This class will discuss the basics of harvesting, cooking, and processing plants and forming into sheets of handmade paper. Participants are welcome to bring in contributions from their home gardens. You’ll never look at your garden the same way again!

$85/ $80 Garden members


Exploration of Forms: Afro-Cuban with José Francisco Barroso: Public Movement Workshop Series

Workshop | March 18 | 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Bancroft Studio (2401 Bancroft)

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

TDPS presents a series of three spring workshops with Cuban dancer and choreographer José Francisco Barroso on January 28, February 18, and March 18, 2018. 10:30am-12pm. Free and open to the public. Live drumming.

Film: Time Regained

Film - Feature | March 18 | 1 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

“For those who know the final volume of Marcel Proust’s In Search of Lost Time, Ruiz’s film sets off its own chain of memories and associations; for those who do not, it serves as a superb introduction to the shape and texture of the Proustian universe” (Dave Kehr).

Baseball vs. Oregon State

Sport - Intercollegiate - Baseball/Softball | March 18 | 1:05 p.m. |  Evans Field

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Baseball hosts Oregon State in conference action at Evans Diamond.

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – December 30, 2018 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 plant species, learn about the vast collection, and see what is currently in bloom. Meet at the Entry Plaza.

Free with Garden admission
Advanced registration not required

Tours may be cancelled without notice.
For day-of inquiries, please call 510-643-2755
For tour questions, please email gardentours@berkeley.edu...   More >

Theater: All in the Timing: Short Comedies by David Ives

Performing Arts - Theater | March 17 – 18, 2018 every day | 2-3:15 p.m. |  Durham Studio Theater (Dwinelle Hall)

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

Written by David Ives
Directed by TDPS Students

TDPS presents an evening of one act comedies drawn from the collections of award-winning playwright David Ives and directed by TDPS students. Ives's offbeat sketches mix the witty and the wise-cracking, the surreal and the satiric, the poetic and the perplexing.

$10 Students and Seniors, Cal Staff & Faculty (ID required), $15 General Admission

  Buy tickets online

David Finckel, cello and Wu Han, piano

Performing Arts - Music | March 18 | 3-5 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Cal Performances

Beethoven/Variations on “See the conqu’ring hero comes” from Handel’s Judas Maccabaeus
Bruce Adolphe/Couple
Lera Auerbach/Sonata for Cello and Piano, Op. 69
Mendelssohn/ Lied ohne Worte (Song Without Words) in D Major for Cello and Piano, Op. 109
Grieg/Sonata for Cello and Piano in A minor, Op. 36

$68 prices subject to change

  Buy tickets online or by calling 510-642-9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Film: It Rains on Our Love

Film - Feature | March 18 | 3 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Two young people try to protect a fragile love on society’s margins in Bergman’s early look at adolescents in crisis, infused with a surprising warmth and optimism.

Manual Cinema: Ada/Ava

Performing Arts - Other | March 18 | 3-5 p.m. |  Zellerbach Playhouse

 Cal Performances

Shadow puppetry, live music, and immersive visual effects combine to tell the story of two elderly sister lighthouse keepers separated by death, in Manual Cinema’s Ada/Ava. The Chicago-based performance collective’s piece evokes the supernatural world of the New England gothic, where the living and the dead commingle in an exploration of melancholy, loneliness, and sisterly love.

$68 prices subject to change

  Buy tickets online or by calling 510-642-9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Film: Mapantsula

Film - Feature | March 18 | 4:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

An apolitical small-time crook in Soweto gets swept up in political protests in this legendary 1988 film, the first anti-apartheid feature made in South Africa and a still-vital time capsule of protest, street culture,

Innovations and Inspirations: An Evening with Dr. Astro Teller: A Benefit Event to Support the Lawrence Hall of Science

Special Event | March 18 | 5-9 p.m. |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Dr. Astro Teller, X

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

This event, hosted by the Lawrence Hall of Science Advisory Council, will celebrate the Hall with our supporters, corporate partners, and individual donors as well as raise funds for the Hall’s important work in STEM education. Attendees' support will help the Hall deliver innovative STEM learning programs and increase access to STEM education locally and globally. Attendees will also have the...   More >

$1,000 Individual Patron Ticket, $500 Individual Ticket, $300 Individual Nonprofit Ticket (limited availability for nonprofit or education professionals)

 Visit the event website for additional ticket and sponsorship options. Buy tickets online

Film: The Thoughts That Once We Had

Film - Feature | March 18 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

The film essayist behind Red Hollywood and Los Angeles Plays Itself returns with this personal history of cinema, inspired by Gilles Deleuze. “Less a lecture than a wordless, associative, haunted journey not just through the history of cinematic innovation, but through the 20th century itself” (The Guardian).

Spring Resident Benefit Concert

Performing Arts - Other | March 18 | 7-9 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium

 International House

Enjoy performances, music, and more from I-House residents. All proceeds go towards non-profit organizations United We Dream and Time’s Up Legal Defense Fund.

Spring Resident Benefit Concert
Sunday, March 18, 7-9pm | Chevron Auditorium

I-House Residents: $5-10 Donation | Non-Residents: $10-20 Donation

Beer and wine available for +21 with valid ID

Monday, March 19, 2018

Finnish Influence: From the California Gold Rush to Silicon Valley Innovations

Lecture | March 19 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Michel Wendell, Nexit Ventures

 Institute of European Studies, Nordic Studies Program

Michel Wendell will discuss the strong influence Finland has had in Northern California since the Gold Rush days. He will highlight the innovative Finnish spirit strongly represented in the high tech world and share Finland's current achievements in Silicon Valley and in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Michel Wendell is a co-founder and general partner of Nexit Ventures, a venture fund focusing on...   More >

PF Lunch Seminar:

Seminar | March 19 | 12-2 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Davud Rostam-Afschar; Zarek Brot-Goldberg

 Robert D. Burch Center for Tax Policy and Public Finance

  RSVP online by March 13.

Seeing where we’re going: a retinal code for self-motion

Seminar | March 19 | 12-1 p.m. | 489 Minor Hall

 Dr. David Berson, Professor of Medical Science, Chair of NeuroScience, Brown University

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Abstract: Self-motion triggers complementary visual and vestibular reflexes supporting image-stabilization and balance. Translation through space produces one global pattern of retinal image motion (optic flow), rotation another. We show that each subtype of direction-selective ganglion cell (DSGC) adjusts its direction preference topographically to align with specific translatory optic flow...   More >

Developmental Psychology Colloquium

Colloquium | March 19 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | 3105 Tolman Hall

 Yuan Meng, Department of Psychology; Ruthee Foushee, Department of Psychology

 Department of Psychology

Yuan Meng

Children’s Causal Interventions Combine Discrimination and Confirmation

Like scientists, children can design "experiments" to distinguish between causal structures, but their performance often falls short of information-theoretic metrics such as the expected information gain (EIG). Such deviation may have resulted from mixing normative discriminatory strategies such as...   More >

Politics of Religion in Post-Coup Turkey

Lecture | March 19 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Yunus Doğan Telliel, Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

While there remain many unanswered questions regarding the July 2016 coup attempt, most Turkish citizens seem to agree with the government that putschists were linked to Fethullah Gülen and the Hizmet movement. Although the government was decisive about what some call ‘de-Gülenification’ in state and private sectors, the possibility of a coup organized by a group of devout Muslims has puzzled...   More >

Machine Learning by the People, for the People

Seminar | March 19 | 1-2 p.m. | Soda Hall, 430-438 Wozniak Lounge

 Nika Haghtalab, PhD. Candidate, Carnegie Mellon University

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

In this talk, I will explore three lines of research from my work on the theoretical aspects of machine learning and algorithmic economics that account for these interactions.

Theatre of the Oppressed: Rehearsal for Revolution

Performing Arts - Dance | March 19 | 2-5 p.m. | D23 Hearst Field Annex

 College of Environmental Design

A dance workshop presented as part of the Global Urban Humanities course Populism, Art and the City. No prior Theater experience necessary. Please dress to move.

Probabilistic Operator Algebra Seminar: Free and bi-free extremes.

Seminar | March 19 | 2-3:50 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

 Dan-Virgil Voiculescu, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

The talk will be about extreme values in free probability and the beginning of an extension to bi-free probability, that is to free probability with left and right variables.

Differential Geometry Seminar: Estimates of constant scalar curvature Kahler metrics with applications to existence

Seminar | March 19 | 2:10-3 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Jingrui Cheng, University of Wisconsin–Madison

 Department of Mathematics

We develop new apriori estimates for scalar curvature type equations on a compact Kahler manifold. As applications, we show that properness of K-energy with respect to the \(L^1\) geodesic distance implies the existence of constant scalar curvature Kahler metrics. This is joint work with Xiuxiong Chen.

BLISS Seminar: Queues, Balls and Bins, and Association

Seminar | March 19 | 3-4 p.m. | 540 Cory Hall

 R Srikant, UIUC

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

We consider a problem motivated by file retrieval in cloud computing systems where storage coding is used. In such problems, each file-retrieval job consists of multiple tasks (each corresponding to the retrieval of a coded chunk of a file), and the job is completed only when all of its tasks are completed. The goal is to compute the tail probability of the job completion time. However, this is a...   More >

Nature Village Indoor Garden

Workshop | March 19 | 3 p.m. |  University Village Community Center

 1125 Jackson Street, Albany, CA 94706

 Student Environmental Resource Center

Come learn with Nature Village how to create an indoor garden for your apartment!

Bring an empty plastic bottle, which we'll reuse to create an indoor herb garden. Soil and seeds will be provided.

Arithmetic Geometry and Number Theory RTG Seminar: Arithmetic finiteness results for Fano varieties and hypersurfaces

Seminar | March 19 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Ariyan Javanpeykar, Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz

 Department of Mathematics

Faltings proved that there are only finitely many abelian schemes of dimension $g$ over a fixed “arithmetic curve”. Similar finiteness results hold (for instance) for K3 surfaces (Andre + Y. She), smooth curves of fixed genus $g >1$ (Faltings), and cubic surfaces (Scholl). In this talk, we will investigate similar finiteness results for Fano varieties and hypersurfaces, and explain the...   More >

The SAGA of histone ubiquitination in transcription regulation

Seminar | March 19 | 4-5 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Cynthia Wolberger, John Hopkins School of Medicine

 College of Chemistry

Authoring Joy :) Multimodal artifacts as tools for broadening definitions of STEM participation

Colloquium | March 19 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 2515 Tolman Hall

 Déana Scipio, School of Education at University of California, Davis

 Graduate School of Education

Abstract: In this talk, Dr. Scipio explores the ways that joyful learning opportunities for authoring artifacts and activities shaped the broadening participation experiences of youth in the SoundCitizen Science Apprenticeship (SCSA) program. SCSA was a National Science Foundation funded, design-based research out of school time program for middle and high school youth. Within SCSA, youth...   More >

Spike inference for genetically encoded calcium indicators with models of multistep binding kinetics

Seminar | March 19 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 177 Life Sciences Addition

 Dr. David Greenberg, Center of Advanced European Studies and Research, Bonn, Germany

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Multiphoton imaging of genetically encoded calcium indicators can detect action potential (AP) evoked fluorescence changes from populations of spatially resolved neurons, but the nonlinear dependence of fluorescence on AP counts and variable indicator expression across neurons make quantitative inference problematic. We developed a biophysical model of GCaMP6s in neurons based on the...   More >

Seminar 271, Development: NO SEMINAR

Seminar | March 19 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall | Canceled

 Department of Economics

World Literature as Travelling Genre: Paris, St. Petersburg, Tiflis

Colloquium | March 19 | 4-5:30 p.m. | B-4 Dwinelle Hall

 Harsha Ram, Associate Professor, Slavic Languages and Literatures, UC Berkeley

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

This is the third lecture of the Spring 2018 Slavic Graduate Colloquium lecture series.

Inherent Trade-Offs in Algorithmic Fairness

Lecture | March 19 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 202 South Hall

 Jon Kleinberg, Cornell University

 Information, School of

What does it mean for algorithmic classification to be fair, and how can we promote algorithmic fairness?

Analysis and PDE Seminar: Calderon problem for Yang-Mills connections

Seminar | March 19 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Mihajlo Cekic, Max Planck Institute for Mathematics (Bonn)

 Department of Mathematics

In the classical Calderon conjecture we want to recover a metric on a compact manifold, up to diffeomorphism fixing the boundary, from the Dirichlet-to-Neumann (DN) map of the metric Laplacian. This problem is routinely motivated by applications and is open in dimension 3 and higher. In this talk, we fix the metric and consider the DN map of the connection Laplacian for Yang-Mills connections. We...   More >

Exploratory Notes on New Fascisms

Lecture | March 19 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 220 Geballe Room

 Zeynep Gambetti, Associate Professor of Political Theory, Boğazici University

 The Program in Critical Theory

Are the analytical tools of the past adequate to identify and assess what we perceive as the revival of fascistic tendencies today? My contention is that most academic and non-academic efforts to denounce contemporary forms of fascism fail to come to terms with the structural roots of the problem. Critical theory has never contented itself with describing surface appearance—and there’s no reason...   More >

A talk by Kirill Chepurin: Romantic Bliss: Wordsworth and Schelling

Lecture | March 19 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 300 Wheeler Hall

 Kirill Chepuin, Senior Lecturer, Higher School of Economics

 Department of English, Eighteenth-Century and Romanticism Colloquium

Through a reading of Wordsworth’s "Home at Grasmere" and "Tintern Abbey" and Schelling’s romantic novella Clara, this talk will expose the stakes of bliss and its afterlives in modernity at what is arguably its (idealist and romantic) high point. It will consider the relation in these texts between bliss, love, solitude and sovereignty, and why bliss turns out to be the point where romantic...   More >

Extending the Cross-Straits Cold War into the Third World: Taiwanese International Development in Asia and Africa

Lecture | March 19 | 5 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 James Lin, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington

 Thomas B. Gold, Sociology, UC Berkeley

 Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Strait Talk, UC Berkeley, Center for Chinese Studies (CCS), Center for African Studies

In 1959 in the face of Communist insurgency in north Vietnam, the Republic of Vietnam regime forwarded a request to Taiwan for twenty to thirty agricultural technicians to assist their rural development program and win the hearts and minds of Vietnamese villages. In response to this formed the inaugural Taiwanese international development mission that eventually was subsumed into Taiwan’s...   More >

A Conversation with Marion Nestle and Alice Waters

Panel Discussion | March 19 | 5-7 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium

 Marion Nestle, Paulette Goddard Professor of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health, Emerita, New York University; Alice Waters, Owner, Chez Panisse

 Public Health, School of, Berkeley Food Institute

Join us for a wide-ranging conversation with renowned local restaurateur and activist Alice Waters and influential alumna and author Marion Nestle, who will talk about the current state of our food system and why they think the food movement is a beacon of light at the intersection of agriculture, food, nutrition, and public health.

  Register online

Swahili Weekly Social Hour

Social Event | January 22 – April 30, 2018 every Monday with exceptions | 5:30-6:30 p.m. |  Jupiter

 2181 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley

 Center for African Studies

Speak Swahili with your fellow Swahili students and enthusiasts over a drink at Jupiter (check for location updates). This is an informal gathering to connect with other Swahili speakers on campus and in Berkeley. Each person will support their own beverage purchases (water, soda, coffee, tea, beer, etc.), but we will provide the good company! And of course, Swahili speaking only! All skill and...   More >

International Alumni Career Chats (Arts, Media and Communication)

Career Fair | March 19 | 6-7 p.m. | Career Center (2440 Bancroft Way), Gold Room

 Berkeley International Office(BIO)), Career Center

International students with majors in humanity and social science areas may face more challenging job market and hurdles with work authorization and visa requirements. Come and talk to the international alumni who graduated with the same majors as you and are working in the Bay Area.

UROC DeCal – Demystifying the Research Process: Decolonizing Methods in Academic Research (Hosted by UROC: Undergraduate Researchers of Color)

Course | January 29 – April 30, 2018 every Monday with exceptions | 6-8 p.m. | 174 Barrows Hall

 Istifaa Ahmed, UROOC

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Ethnic Studies 98/198
Class Time: Mondays, 6pm-8pm, 1/22/18 - 4/30/18
Course Control Number (CCN): 24251

Units: 1-3 units

Student Instructor: Istifaa Ahmed

Welcome to our student-led organization and DeCal, Underrepresented Researchers of Color (UROC) – Demystifying the Research Process: Decolonizing Methods in Academic Research! We seek to build a community of researchers of color...   More >

Yugoexport is the Name of this Oral Corporation

Lecture | March 19 | 6:30-8 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Irene Haiduk

 Arts + Design

The import-export business of making history demands an equivalence, a loyalty, and a familial solidarity between people and things. Such skills are best honed in conditions of blindness, where we cannot immediately tell what is in the room with us and whether it is alive or dead, person or thing, male or female.

Blind and non-aligned, the oral corporation extends its incorporation...   More >

ARCH Lecture: Nader Tehrani

Lecture | March 19 | 6:30-8 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

MON, MAR 19, 6:30pm. Please join us for a talk with Nader Tehrani, Dean of the Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture of the Cooper Union and Principal of NADAAA.

Accel Scholars Info-Session

Information Session | March 19 | 6:30-7:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Co-sponsored by HKN and UPE, please come out to the Wozniak Lounge to learn about an exclusive partnership between Accel Partners and EECS Berkeley: The Accel Scholars Program. It is the leading program of its type, providing unparalleled opportunities for students to grow and develop in unique ways by bridging technology, business, academics and real world experiences. The program is designed to...   More >

After #MeToo: A Panel on Sexual Harassment

Lecture | March 19 | 7-9 p.m. | 200 Wheeler Hall

 Adama Iwu; Antonia Lassar; Cat Brooks; Kat Alexander

 The Berkeley Forum

The #MeToo movement, which has gained significant traction since actress Alyssa Milano used the hashtag in October 2017 to encourage survivors of sexual assault and harassment to speak out and raise awareness, has had an unprecedented social and cultural effect. As survivors continue to raise allegations of sexual misconduct across industries, it is important to discuss how to approach the...   More >


  Buy tickets online

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

EHS 201 Biosafety in Laboratories

Course | March 20 | 9:30-11:30 a.m. | 177 Stanley Hall

 Office of Environment, Health & Safety

This training is required for anyone who is listed on a Biological Use Authorization (BUA) application form that is reviewed by the Committee for Laboratory and Environmental Biosafety (CLEB). A BUA is required for anyone working with recombinant DNA molecules, human clinical specimens or agents that may infect humans, plants or animals. This safety training will discuss the biosafety risk...   More >

Science and Literacy Playgroup

Meeting | October 31, 2017 – May 15, 2018 every Tuesday with exceptions | 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Youth Alternatives (BYA)

 1255 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94702

 Chancellor's Community Grant, Trybe Inc.

Have fun and meet other families in West and South Berkeley.
For Children ages 05 and their caregivers.
Free, drop-in, snacks, circle time, arts and crafts and science activities.

Spring Equinox Sound Bath

Special Event | March 20 | 12-1 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Celebrate the first day of spring with this special concert of quartz crystal singing bowls and finely tuned gongs at the UC Botanical Garden.

$30, $25 Garden members

  Buy tickets online or by calling 510-664-9841, or by emailing gardenprograms@berkeley.edu

Brown Bag Lunch on Parks, Conservation and Your Career

Meeting | March 20 | 12-1 p.m. | 139 Mulford Hall

 Jon Jarvis, Executive Director, Institute for Parks, People, and Biodiversity; Patrick Gonzalez, Principal Climate Change Scientist, U.S. National Park Service; Sarah Allen, Ocean and Coastal Resources Program Lead, U.S. National Park Service

 California Outdoor Engagement Coalition

The Institute for Parks, People, and Biodiversity is excited to announce an opportunity for students to join Jon Jarvis, Sarah Allen, and Patrick Gonzalez for a monthly one hour event where they can ask questions and seek advice about the National Park Service, climate change, careers, conservation, and much more. Students can learn more and RSVP here. Space is limited, you must RSVP to attend...   More >

  RSVP online or or by emailing Rhonie Roggers at rhoniedee1993@berkeley.edu by March 19.

Healthy or Sick? Co-Evolution of Health Care and Public Health in a Comparative Perspective

Lecture | March 20 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Philipp Trein, University of Lausanne

 Institute of European Studies

Health policymakers around the world face complex policy challenges such as chronic diseases, which require integrated policy responses. In this talk, Philipp Trein presents his book (forthcoming with Cambridge University Press), in which he analyses how policies to prevent diseases are related to policies aiming to cure illnesses. The book argues that two factors lead to a close relationship of...   More >

View from the Top: Kishore Seendripu: An accidental entrepreneur: My journey from Berkeley to Wall Street

Lecture | March 20 | 12-1 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium, 3rd floor

 Kishore Seendripu, Co-founder, president & CEO, Maxliner

 College of Engineering

Kishore will share his experiences as an entrepreneur and a cofounder of MaxLinear, a modern communications IC company, from inception to NYSE initial public offering. He will cover the gamut of challenges an entrepreneur’s journey entails, from building a team and spawning product ideas to dealing with venture capitalists, bankers and shareholders.

Kishore Seendripu

Veggies in Disguise (BEUHS641): Nutrition Events at Tang

Workshop | March 20 | 12:10-1 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club

 Kim Guess, RD, Wellness Program Dietitian, Be well at Work - Wellness

 Be Well at Work - Wellness

Vegetables can replace less healthy ingredients in a huge variety of dishes. Learn how to incorporate more vegetables into your meals by turning them into noodles, rice, mash, and more! Lecture, brief cooking demonstration, and a sample will be provided.

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.

When Attachments Fail: Psychiatry, Space, and History in South Africa

Colloquium | March 20 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Stephen McIsaac, PhD Candidate, UC Berkeley Department of Anthropology

 Center for African Studies

A constitutive part of both colonialism and apartheid in South Africa was the forced spatial extension of black families. A crucial concern was how to ensure black, exploitative labor for resource extraction and infrastructural labor. Today, this spatial legacy of apartheid remains a solidified part of kinship structure, with families largely spit between the space of the urban township and the...   More >

Development Lunch: "The labor market impacts of agricultural technology"

Seminar | March 20 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Ceren Baysan

 Department of Economics

ISF 110 - Free Speech in the Public Sphere: An Interdisciplinary Approach

Course | January 16 – May 3, 2018 every Tuesday & Thursday | 2-3:30 p.m. | 102 Wurster Hall

 Division of Undergraduate Education

In this spring 2018 class, we shall take up the nature of public speech from Socrates' public dissent to social media messaging today. The course reading will combine classic philosophical statements about the value of free, subversive and offensive speech; histories of the emergence of public spheres; and sociologies of technologically-mediated speech today.

Seminar 237/281, Macro/International Seminar: Location as an Asset

Seminar | March 20 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Esteban Rossi-Hansberg, Princeton

 Department of Economics

New Views on Tibet's Linguistic Diversity

Colloquium | March 20 | 3-4:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library | Note change in date and time

 Gerald Roche, Asia Institute, University of Melbourne

 Jann Ronis, East Asian Languages and Cultures, UC Berkeley

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS), Institute of East Asian Studies, Institute for South Asia Studies

Research on Tibet’s linguistic diversity in the West dates back to at least the mid-nineteenth century. However, a surge in descriptive and documentary linguistics in the twenty-first century has radically altered our understanding of Tibet’s rich and complex linguistic ecology. This presentation will provide an overview of this emerging picture of Tibet as a cradle of linguistic diversity in the...   More >

Composition Colloquium: Fonema Consort

Colloquium | March 20 | 3 p.m. | 135 Morrison Hall

 Department of Music

Fonema Consort was founded in 2011 by singer Nina Dante and composers Pablo Santiago Chin and Edward Hamel. Named “Best New Vocal-Oriented Contemporary Classical Ensemble of 2014” by the Chicago Reader, the ensemble has quickly earned a place in Chicago’s new music community, and is building a national and international audience with performances across the US as well as in Europe and Latin...   More >

Chiron Lecture: From energy input to signal output I: A glimpse of glucose uptake through GLUTs

Seminar | March 20 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building

 Nieng Yan, Princeton University

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Chiron Lectures

Cognitive Neuroscience Colloquium: Chronic ambulatory brain recording in Parkison's disease using a totally implantable neural interface.

Colloquium | March 20 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

 Philip Starr, Professor, Department of Neurosurgery, UCSF

 Department of Psychology

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: Decomposing Tensor Products

Seminar | March 20 | 3:45-5 p.m. | 103 Genetics & Plant Biology Building | Note change in location

 Persi Diaconis, Stanford University

 Department of Mathematics

Building new representations out of old ones by tensoring is a basic construction; indeed, an old theorem of Burnside and Brauer says that all representations of a finite group can be built this way, starting from one faithful representation. Of course, decomposing tensor products can be a nightmare (the Kronecker problem). Its even worse over general rings. Surprisingly, there is a useful...   More >

Freedom in the Colombian Rainforests: Bay Area Latin America Forum

Lecture | March 20 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 2334 Bowditch (Center for Latin American Studies), Conference Room

 Center for Latin American Studies

The transition from slavery to freedom in the largest region in Spanish America inhabited mostly by black people has been aided by the geography of Colombia’s western rainforests. Access to a diverse environment – the jungle, soils and subsoils, rivers and the ocean – contributed to free people’s subsistence and allowed them to make commodities from nature.

Fishermen cast their nets in Chocó, western Colombia. (Photo by Quimbaya.)

Credit cards, history and scores: everything you need to know!

Information Session | March 20 | 4-5 p.m. | International House, Sproul Room

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

There's no better time to start building your credit history than today. Do you know that a 100 point difference in your credit score, say 640 vs 740, during your lifetime could mean $200K in higher fees and payments? As a student, it's good to take stock of your financial health early so you can set good financial goals. This is your chance to learn more about how your credit history, credit...   More >

Next-generation devices from classical and quantum nanomaterials

Seminar | March 20 | 4-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, HP Auditorium, 306 Soda Hall

 Arthur Barnard, Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford University

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

In this seminar, I will discuss two kinds of novel devices we build from classical and quantum nanomaterials: (1) nanoscale optoelectromechanical sensors and (2) ballistic graphene transistors. In both cases, we use these new devices to uncover emergent physical phenomena, paving the way for next-generation functional devices.

AHMA Colloquium - The Theatrical Guild and Rome

Lecture | March 20 | 4 p.m. | 7205 Dwinelle Hall

 Kent Rigsby, Duke University

 Ancient History and Mediterranean Archaeology, Graduate Group in

The AHMA Colloquium is a series of informal papers presented in the afternoon in 7205 Dwinelle Hall. It is hosted and organized by graduate students from the Ancient History and Mediterranean Archaeology Graduate Group.

Design Field Notes: Ethan Eismann

Seminar | March 20 | 4-5 p.m. | 220 Jacobs Hall

 Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation

Ethan Eismann, Design Director for Homes at Airbnb, will speak at Jacobs Hall as part of the Design Field Notes series.

Environmental Care and the Infrastructure of Indifference: Tanner Lectures on Human Values by Michael Warner

Lecture | March 20 | 4:10-6:15 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room

 Michael Warner, Seymour H. Knox Professor of English, University of California, Los Angeles

 University of California, Berkeley

Michael Warner will present a three-day lecture series with commentary by Anahid Nersissian, Dale Jamieson, and Jedediah Purdy on March 20, 21, & 22, 2018. The first day's lecture is titled "On the Grid." The second day's lecture is titled "Infrastructure as Ethics." There will be a seminar and discussion on the third day. All days' events are free and open to the public. No tickets required.

Michael Warner

Chern Lectures: Singular stochastic PDEs. Lecture 1: Bridging scales

Lecture | March 20 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Martin Hairer, Imperial College London

 Department of Mathematics

A Conversation Across the Political Divide: The Role of Government in Trade, Taxes, and Inequality

Panel Discussion | March 20 | 5-6:30 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium

 Office of Chancellor, Goldman School of Public Policy’s Center on Civility & Democratic Engagement

In the first iteration of a new event series that brings together prominent individuals from both sides of the political spectrum, Professor Robert Reich will be joined on the stage by the Heritage Foundation's Stephen Moore to discuss inequality in the US.

Berkeley Folklore Roundtable: From Potosí to Tennessee: Clandestine Desires and the Sounds of Crossing…

Lecture | March 20 | 5-7 p.m. | Kroeber Hall, Gifford Room, 221

 Alex. E. Chavez, Dept. of Anthropology, University of Notre Dame

 Charles Briggs, Professor, UC Berkeley, Folklore Graduate Program

 Folklore Program

Berkeley Folklore Roundtable with Anthropologist and Folklorist Alex E. Chavez on how "sound" and "voices" negotiate the US-Mexico border through music and performance.

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: Grothendieck Riemann-Roch Theorem

Seminar | March 20 | 5-6 p.m. | 103 Genetics & Plant Biology Building

 Anningzhe Gao, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

We will introduce the Chern character and Todd class, then use these definitions to give a statement of the Grothendieck Riemann-Roch theorem. Also we will discuss the Mumford relation and consider some examples.

Mark Turin | Collaborations in Language: Revitalization and Resurgence in Himalayan South Asia

Lecture | March 20 | 5-6 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Mark Turin, Chair of the First Nations Languages Program and Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of British Columbia

 Alexander von Rospatt, Professor, Buddhist and South Asian Studies; Acting Chair, South and Southeast Asian Studies; and Director, Himalayan Studies Initiative

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Himalayan Studies Program, Institute of International Studies

Join us for two Nepal-related talks by anthropologists and scholars of Nepal, Prof. Mark Turin and Prof. Sara Shneiderman.

Capital One Info-Session

Information Session | March 20 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

“Strategy Maps are communication tools. They are meant to be shared. They are meant to create a conversation. And that conversation is meant to consist of debate, understanding, and challenge -- all in an attempt to achieve consensus on a strategic decision.”

Want to learn more about Capital One's new, revolutionary idea? Come on by to the Woz and learn more about it directly from their...   More >

Magic Spells: A Research Workshop on Hebrew Amulets: With Magnes curators Shir Gal Kochavi, Zoe Lewin, and Francesco Spagnolo

Lecture | March 20 | 5:30-7 p.m. |  Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)

 Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

Join Magnes curators in discovering the elaborate texts and imagery, magic formulas, and kabbalistic sources in Hebrew amulets.

Worn on one’s person or placed in homes, Jewish amulets are used at moments of vulnerability and transition, like childbirth, marriage, or illness. They feature texts including biblical verses, Psalms, divine names, and invocations of powerful figures like angels, and...   More >

Career Connections: Education Technology

Miscellaneous | March 20 | 6-8 p.m. |  Career Center (2440 Bancroft Way)

 Cal Alumni Association, Career Center, The Berkeley Network

CAA has teamed up with the UC Berkeley Career Center to help students make connections and gain clarity in their career pursuits.

For each of these casual networking events, we are seeking a diverse group of alumni to showcase a variety of careers. The events require no prep—simply chat with interested students, share your path from Cal to career, and offer advice to those who hope to follow...   More >

  Register online

CPT/OPT Workshop

Workshop | March 20 | 6-7 p.m. | 155 Barrows Hall

 Berkeley International Office(BIO)), ASUC Senator Lynn Shiung

This workshop will provide you with information on how international visitors can obtain work authorization off campus via CPT (Curricular Practical Training) and OPT (Optional Practical Training).
Register here: https://goo.gl/forms/RG3qC7GKjihPugQu1

Sara Shneiderman | Restructuring Life: Agencies and Infrastructures in Nepal’s Post-Conflict, Post-Disaster State of Transformation

Lecture | March 20 | 6-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Sara Shneiderman, Associate Professor in Anthropology and the Institute of Asian Research at the University of British Columbia

 Alexander von Rospatt, Professor, Buddhist and South Asian Studies; Acting Chair, South and Southeast Asian Studies; and Director, Himalayan Studies Initiative

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Himalayan Studies Program, Institute of International Studies

Join us for two talks by anthropologists and scholars of Nepal, Prof. Sara Shneiderman and Prof. Mark Turin.

Beyond Veganism: Recognizing Access, Farm Worker Rights, and the Colonization of Food

Workshop | March 20 | 6-8 p.m. | 102 Wurster Hall

 Student Environmental Resource Center

Part of the decolonizing the environment workshops hosted by the Environmental Justice program.

Gary Wasserman | “The Doha Experiment: Arab Kingdom, Catholic College, Jewish Teacher”

Reading - Nonfiction | March 20 | 6:30-7:30 p.m. | North Gate Hall, Library

 Graduate School of Journalism

Gary Wasserman’s decision to head to Qatar to teach at Georgetown sounds questionable, at best. “In the beginning,” he writes, “this sounds like a politically incorrect joke. A Jewish guy walks into a fundamentalist Arab country to teach American politics at a Catholic college.” But he quickly discovers that he has entered a world that gives him a unique perspective on the Middle East and on...   More >

The Hidden Heart of Human Rights: with Molly Melching

Lecture | March 20 | 6:30-7:30 p.m. |  Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center

 Molly Melching, Tostan

 Master of Development Practice

Molly Melching has received international recognition for remarkable success in promoting human rights, resulting in more than 8,000 communities in eight African countries abandoning the practices of female genital cutting and child marriage. Join Molly as she discusses her journey and the need to complement top-down policies and laws with investment at the heart of social transformation.

Author Book Talk: Gordon Douglas

Lecture | March 20 | 7-8:30 p.m. | 210 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

In The Help-Yourself City, Gordon Douglas looks closely at people who take urban planning into their own hands, exploring the frustration, creativity, and technical expertise behind these interventions

Gordon Douglas - Author Book Talk: The Help-Yourself City: Legitimacy and Inequality in DIY Urbanism

Lecture | March 20 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Wurster Hall, 210 - Environmental Design Library Atrium

 Gordon Douglas, San Jose State Unviersity


In The Help-Yourself City, Gordon Douglas looks closely at people who take urban planning into their own hands with homemade signs and benches, guerrilla bike lanes and more. Douglas explores the frustration, creativity, and technical expertise behind these interventions, but also the position of privilege from which they often come. The Help-Yourself City tells a street-level story of people's...   More >

The Help Yourself City