<< Week of February 10 >>

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Winter at the Hall

Special Event | December 21, 2018 – March 20, 2019 every day |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

This winter, visit the Hall for interactive exhibits, special hands-on activities, intriguing Planetarium shows, and more!

Computer Workstation Evaluator Training (BEUHS403)

Workshop | February 13 | 8 a.m.-12 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

 Greg Ryan, Ergonomic Campus Ergonomist, Be well at Work - Ergonimics; Mallory Lynch, MA, Campus Ergonomist, Ergonomics@Work

 Be Well at Work - Ergonimics

Specifically for Departmental Computer Workstation Evaluators, learn the basics of how to evaluate and modify computer workstations according to campus ergonomic guidelines in this practical, hands-on workshop. Enroll online through the UC Learning Center

  Register online

VC Unlocked: Deal Camp

Course | February 11 – 14, 2019 every day | 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. |  The Law Building

 Berkeley Law Executive Education, Startup@BerkeleyLaw, 500 Startups

Deal Camp is a four-day course focused on the nuts and bolts of deal making for investors who want to improve their ability to define, negotiate, and execute early-stage investments. Participants will work with leading UC Berkeley faculty and 500 Partners to develop strategies to structure deals in order to maximize investment returns.

This activity has been approved for 25.75 hours MCLE...   More >

Venture Capital Deal Camp with Startup@BerkeleyLaw and 500 Startups

Course | February 10 – 13, 2019 every day | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. |  The Law Building

 Berkeley Center for Law, Business and the Economy, 500 Startups, Startup@BerkeleyLaw, Berkeley Law Executive Education

Deal Camp is a four-day course focused on the nuts and bolts of deal making for investors who want to improve their ability to define, negotiate, and execute early-stage investments. Participants will work with leading UC Berkeley faculty and 500 Partners to develop strategies to structure deals in order to maximize investment returns.

High-Performing Teams

Workshop | February 13 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | International House, Home Room

 Lauren Moloney-Egnatios, Assistant Director, Intercultural Training Specialist, Robertson Center for Intercultural Leadership (CIL); Grace Michel, Intercultural Training Specialist, Robertson Center for Intercultural Leadership (CIL); Jason Patent, Director, Robertson Center for Intercultural Leadership (CIL)

 Robertson Center for Intercultural Leadership (CIL)

In any organization, communicating and collaborating effectively are paramount. It’s important that, as professionals and leaders, we make intentional and strategic efforts to bridge differences in communication and the way individuals work together as a team.

 UC Berkeley Staff & Faculty can register for free.

$224 Early Bird Tickets, $249 Regular

 UC Berkeley Staff & Faculty, use code STAFF to register for free. Please bring Cal ID day of event. Tickets go on sale January 28. Buy tickets online or by calling Miranda Loos at 510-642-9481, or by emailing Miranda Loos at mloos@berkeley.edu

2019 Judith Lee Stronach Baccalaureate Prize Info Session: Funding for post graduation social engagement projects

Information Session | February 13 | 10-11 a.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.

Special Presentation: Andreas Wanke, Director of Sustainability at Freie: From Energy to Sustainability Management

Presentation | February 13 | 11:15 a.m.-12 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Basement of MLK (82D Conference Room in bNorth)

 Andreas Wanke, Freie Universität Berlin (FUB)

 UC Berkeley Office of Sustainability & Energy

As the core of the science and education system, universities play a key role in shaping sustainable development. Freie Universität Berlin (FUB) is committed to this responsibility. FUB started to establish a systematic energy and environmental management in 2001. Based on a university-wide energy controlling, technical and structural energy efficiency programs, an incentive system for energy...   More >

The Sensory Biology of Electroreception

Seminar | February 13 | 12-1 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center

 **Duncan Leitch**, University of California, San Franciso

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Berkeley Summer Abroad in Geneva, Switzerland: Business Innovation for Sustainability, Social Responsibility and Positive Impact

Information Session | February 13 | 12 p.m. | C335 Cheit Hall

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Learn more about the Summer Abroad Geneva, Switzerland: Business Innovation for Sustainability, Social Responsibility and Positive Impact program. Advisers and faculty will be on hand to answer your questions.

Explore the relationship between business needs and social concerns in Geneva, a hub of multinational companies, government, and NGOs concerned with global trade, human rights,...   More >

Cell mechanics by atomic force, traction force, and ion conductance microscopy

Seminar | February 13 | 12-1 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall | Note change in date

 Tilman Schaeffer, University of Tubingen (Germany)

 Bioengineering (BioE)

I will present the development and application of novel scanning probe instrumentation and methods in the field of cell mechanics.

Using force clamp force mapping (FCFM), an atomic force microscopy (AFM) imaging mode that combines force-distance curves with an added force clamp phase, we observed that the creep behavior of living cells conforms to a power-law material model. When comparing...   More >

The Exeter Anthology: Codicological Grace and Integrative Poetics

Lecture | February 13 | 12 p.m. | 306 Wheeler Hall

 John Niles, Professor Emeritus, UC Berkeley

 Department of English

A brown-bag presentation by John Niles on his most recent book *God's Exiles and English Verse: On the Exeter Anthology of Old English Poetry.*

UCOP Virtual Career Series: Flex jobs, remote work + the gig economy

Workshop | February 13 | 12-1 p.m. |  Virtual

 University of California Office of the President

Learn more about flex jobs, working remotely and career opportunities tied to the gig economy and how to secure your spot during this in-depth interview-style session.

Have U.S. States Contributed to the Growing Inequalities in Life Expectancy?: A Brown Bag Talk

Colloquium | February 13 | 12-1 p.m. | 2232 Piedmont, Seminar Room

 Jennifer Karas Montez, Professor, Sociology, Syracuse University

 Population Science, Department of Demography

A lunch time talk and discussion session, featuring visiting and local scholars presenting their research on a wide range of topics of interest to demography.

Certificate Program in Paralegal Studies Online Information Session

Information Session | February 13 | 12-1 p.m. |  Online

 Tom McGuire, Program Director, UC Berkeley Extension

 UC Berkeley Extension

UC Berkeley Extension’s Certificate Program in Paralegal Studies</a> is a comprehensive, accelerated course of study that is designed by paralegals for paralegals and taught by practicing attorneys.

  Register online

MVZ LUNCH SEMINAR - Michael Nachman: The genomic basis of environmental adaptation in house mice

Seminar | February 13 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 VLSB, Grinnell-Miller Library

 Michael Nachman

 Museum of Vertebrate Zoology

MVZ Lunch is a graduate level seminar series (IB264) based on current and recent vertebrate research. Professors, graduate students, staff, and visiting researchers present on current and past research projects. The seminar meets every Wednesday from 12- 1pm in the Grinnell-Miller Library. Enter through the MVZ's Main Office, 3101 Valley Life Sciences Building, and please let the receptionist...   More >

CTRL-labs: Non-Invasive Neural Interfaces for Human Augmentation

Seminar | February 13 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 560 Evans Hall

 Patrick Kaifosh, PhD, CSO & Co-Founder, CTRL-labs

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

As the nervous system's evolved output, spinal motor neuron activity is from an evolutionary perspective a natural source of signals for a neural interface. Furthermore, the amplification of these signals by muscle fibers allows them to be measured non-invasively with surface electromyography (sEMG). CTRL-labs has developed a wireless wearable system that records state-of-the-art sEMG signals...   More >

“Bringing the War Home”: Visual Aftermaths and Domestic Disturbances in the Era of Modern Warfare

Lecture | February 13 | 12-2 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Caren Kaplan, Professor of American Studies, University of California, Davis

 Department of Gender and Women's Studies

At the close of the First Gulf War, feminist architectural historian Beatriz Colomina wrote that “war today speaks about the difficulty of establishing the limits of domestic space.” That conflict of 1990-91 is most often cited as the first to pull the waging of war fully into the digital age and therefore into a blurring of boundaries of all kinds.

CITRIS Research Exchange Seminar with Erin Hestir

Conference/Symposium | February 13 | 12-1 p.m. | 310 Sutardja Dai Hall

 CITRIS and the Banatao Institute

About the speaker:
Erin is currently a researcher at the University of California Merced. Her research interests focus on earth observations to address the multiple stressors acting upon the earth’s systems under threat for water and food security and biodiversity including: changing hydro-climate, land use, water projects, species introductions, sediment, nutrient and carbon transport. Her...   More >

Plant and Microbial Biology Seminar: "Evolution of microbial systems for defense and offense: CRISPR and far beyond"

Seminar | February 13 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall

 Eugene Koonin, National Center for Biotechnology Information

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

Dr. Koonin is the Senior Investigator at the National Center for Biotechnology Information. He is known primarily for his research on genome evolution, especially in microbes and viruses, host-parasite coevolution, and more specifically, functions and evolution of CRISPR-Cas systems. Koonin received his PhD in Molecular Biology in 1983 from the Department of Biology, Moscow State University....   More >

HearstCAVE: Immersive Visualization and Student Discovery Experiences

Lecture | February 13 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Chris Hoffman, Associate Director, Research IT

 Archaeological Research Facility

This talk explores the role that visualization walls, photogrammetry, and virtual reality can play in research, scholarship, and student engagement, highlighting a series of projects led by Research IT and the Hearst Museum of Anthropology with a growing set of partners on campus and beyond.

Noon Concert: Jared Redmond, piano

Performing Arts - Music | February 13 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

Jared Redmond, piano

Commencing its 67th season, the Noon Concert series features the Music Department’s varied and diverse performance activities. Inaugurated in 1953, these concerts are very popular and well attended by those on campus and in the wider community. Traditionally on Wednesdays and Fridays, each concert begins...   More >

Conversations about Dementia (BEUHS181)

Workshop | February 13 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

 Dori Sproul, Alzheimer’s Association

 Tang Center (University Health Services)

Learn helpful tips to guide you in having difficult conversations with family members, including going to the doctor, deciding when to stop driving, and making legal and financial plans.

Do Bullies Win?: A Critical Look at the Dominance Theory of Social Hierarchy

Colloquium | February 13 | 12:10-1:15 p.m. | 1104 Berkeley Way West

 Cameron Anderson, Professor, BerkeleyHaas

 Institute of Personality and Social Research

Does aggression and bullying help people rise to the top of social hierarchies? According to dominance theory, the answer is “yes”. In this talk I take a critical look at dominance theory, arguing why dominance is unlikely to help individuals gain influence in the long run.

Exhibition Highlights Tour

Tour/Open House | February 13 | 12:15 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Discover highlights from current exhibitions on a guided tour led by BAMPFA education staff.

Reimagining Labor Law

Lecture | February 13 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. |  Freight and Salvage Coffeehouse

 2020 Addison St, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Catherine Fisk, Berkeley Law

 Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)

Transformation of work through the gig economy and through the decline of unions presents unprecedented challenges for regulating work for the common good. But it also presents opportunities for a fresh start. This lecture will examine some of the recent radical changes in the law of the workplace in California and nationwide.

Rebounding Malaria and the Ethics of Eradication: The WHO Campaign in Zanzibar, c. 1968 and Contemporary Implications

Colloquium | February 13 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Melissa Graboyes, Assisant Professor, University Clark Honors College, University of Oregonof Chichester

 Center for African Studies

This paper chronicles the history of malaria elimination attempts in Zanzibar, taking a close look at the World Health Organization’s failed elimination attempt between 1958-1968, and the epidemic of rebound malaria that struck the island afterwards.

Melissa Graboyes

Harmonic Analysis Seminar: Intro to Polynomial Partitioning Theorem and Wave Packet Decomposition in Fourier Restriction Problem

Seminar | February 13 | 1:10-2 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

 Zirui Zhou, UCB

 Department of Mathematics

Continuation of discussion of “A restriction estimate using polynomial partitioning” by L. Guth. The polynomial partitioning lemma. Construction of the wave packet decomposition and proof of its main properties. $L^2$ bounds for sums of wave packets.

Topology Seminar (Introductory Talk): Lattices and thin groups

Seminar | February 13 | 2-3 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Thomas Koberda, University of Virginia

 Department of Mathematics

I will give a very general overview of lattices in semisimple Lie groups, and a brief introduction to thin groups. This latter class of groups is a current "hot topic", with a plethora of applications to subjects as diverse as number theory, hyperbolic geometry, and quantum computation.

Berkeley Summer Abroad in Manila, Philippines: Narratives of Tradition and Resistance

Information Session | February 13 | 2 p.m. | 341 Dwinelle Hall

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Learn more about the Summer Abroad Manila, Philippines: Narratives of Tradition and Resistance program at this info session. Program advisers and faculty will be on hand to answer your questions.

Learn about Philippine history, culture, and society through interactions with Filipino people, as well as selected lectures by leading scholars in the Philippines. Students will be based at the...   More >

Large Deviations of Random Projections of High-dimensional Measures

Seminar | February 13 | 3-4 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Kavita Ramanan, Brown University

 Department of Statistics

Properties of random projections of high-dimensional probability measures are of interest in a variety of fields, including asymptotic convex geometry, and high-dimensional statistics and data analysis. A particular question of interest is to identify what properties of the high-dimensional measure are captured by its lower-dimensional projections. While fluctuations of these projections have...   More >

Weekly Coffee Break

Social Event | January 23 – May 1, 2019 every Wednesday with exceptions | 3-4 p.m. | Cafe International House

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Berkeley International Office's Coffee Break is a weekly opportunity for UC Berkeley global students to meet and engage with one another in a relaxing environment. It’s a chance to enjoy free coffee, share stories about your experiences on campus, and get to know Berkeley International Office advisors. All UCB students are invited. Students are free to talk about anything, but...   More >

Berkeley Global Internships: Earn academic credit while gaining practical internship experience over the summer.

Information Session | February 13 | 3 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Earn academic credit while gaining practical internship experience domestically or abroad. Learn more about UC Berkeley Global Internships at this event and see how your summer can transform you!

Learn more about Berkeley Global Internships here: globalinternships.berkeley.edu

2019 locations include: Boston, Dublin, Hong Kong, Israel, London, Los Angeles, Madrid, Mumbai, Paris, Prague, San...   More >

International Student Drop-In Career Advising

Meeting | January 23 – May 1, 2019 every Wednesday with exceptions | 3-5 p.m. | Career Center (2440 Bancroft Way), 3rd Floor

 Career Center

Students sign up on site for a 15-minute appointment. First come, first served.

These drop-in appointments can be helpful for your quick questions on the following topics:

-Resume/Cover Letter Critique
-Job or Internship Search
-Career Fair Preparation
-Interview Preparation
-Graduate/Professional Program Application


Film - Feature | February 13 | 3:10 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Lang’s masterpiece is a terrifying excursion into an urban underworld where it is difficult to distinguish morally between the activities of organized crime and organized law enforcement. Peter Lorre gives his immortal performance as a pathetic child murderer pursued by both the law and the syndicate. In the rigor of its construction, where theme, style, and mood all express a kind of entrapment...   More >

Number Theory Seminar: Main Theorem and Principle B

Seminar | February 13 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Ian Gleason, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Berkeley Lectures in Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering presented by The Dow Chemical Company: Seeking Intersections Between Disciplines: “Boundaries” in Multiphase Flows

Lecture | February 13 | 4-6 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium

 Howard Stone, Professor, Princeton University

 Department of Chemical Engineering

Fluid dynamics is a discipline with a long history, and has a distinctive feature that it links engineering, mathematics and physics, and provides many avenues for intersections with biology. In this talk I will provide one view of the ways that mechanics, and in particular fluid dynamics, yields insights into a wide variety of "multiphase" flow problems. The talk will begin with brief examples...   More >

Topology Seminar (Main Talk): Commensurators of thin subgroups of \(PSL_2(Z)\)

Seminar | February 13 | 4-5 p.m. | 3 Evans Hall

 Thomas Koberda, University of Virginia

 Department of Mathematics

A celebrated result of Margulis says that among irreducible lattices in higher rank semi-simple Lie groups, arithmetic lattices are characterized as those having dense commensurators. If the subgroup of the Lie group is Zariski dense and discrete but is no longer assumed to have finite covolume (that is, to be thin), then no such definitive dichotomy exists. A heuristic due to Y. Shalom says that...   More >

UROC (Underrepresented Researchers of Color): Putting finishing touches to your research applications: A Practical hands-on workshop

Workshop | February 13 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Andrea Ramirez, UROC; Ife Okeke, UROC

 Office of Undergraduate Research

For anyone who is applying to the Haas Scholars Program or to the SURF Program, we will be holding a workshop space for students to get feedback on their proposals. Please stop by at whatever stage you're in.If you're unable to make this workshop, but want an extra set of eyes, please email uroc@berkeley.edu to set up a time to meet. We will have food for y'all. Excited to see you there!

“Mitochondria as signaling organelles”

Seminar | February 13 | 4-5 p.m. | 114 Morgan Hall

 Navdeep Chandel, Northwestern University

 Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology

ERG Colloquium: Nkiruka Avila

Colloquium | February 13 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 126 Barrows Hall

 Nkiruka Avila, Pacific Gas and Electric Co.

 Energy and Resources Group

Socio-Technical Innovation for a Low Carbon Energy Future

The Chosen Ones

Colloquium | February 13 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, 117, Academic Innovation Studio | Note change in date

 Nikki Jones, Associate Professor of African American Studies, UC Berkeley

 Clarence Ford, Masters Candidate, Goldman School of Public Policy, UC Berkeley

 Institute for the Study of Societal Issues, Center for the Study of Law and Society, American Cultures, Berkeley Underground Scholars

The discussion will be based on Dr. Jones's new book, The Chosen Ones: Black Men and the Politics of Redemption, as centers around the topic of the struggles faced by formerly incarcerated black men trying to fit back into their communities and the obstacles they face when attempting to integrate into greater society.

Howison Lectures in Philosophy Presented by Philip Kitcher: Progress in the Sciences and in the Arts

Lecture | February 13 | 4:10 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room

 Philip Kitcher, John Dewey Professor of Philosophy, Columbia University

 Graduate Division

Philip Kitcher will present the Howison Lecture on February 13, 2019. The lecture is titled "Progress in the Sciences and in the Arts," and is free and open to the public. No tickets are required.

Mitochondria as signaling organelles

Seminar | February 13 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 101 Morgan Hall

 Navdeep Chandel, Northwestern University

 Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology

The Hebrew Bible: A Translation With Commentary

Panel Discussion | February 13 | 4:30-6:30 p.m. |  Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

 2121 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94720

 Robert Alter, Professor of the Graduate School and Emeritus Professor of Hebrew and Comparative Literature, UC Berkeley

 Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion, Arts & Humanities, Letters & Science Division of , Center for Jewish Studies, Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Near Eastern Studies, Department of Comparative Literature, Townsend Center for the Humanities

Robert Alter’s lecture will consider several different challenges to a translator of the bible with illustrations from specific Biblical texts and comments on how the modern English versions have failed to meet these challenges.

4:30 pm – Roundtable on Bible Translation featuring Profs. Robert Hass, Ron Hendel, and Jonathan Sheehan
5:30 pm – Robert Alter Lecture
6:30 pm – Light...   More >

Total Medicine: An Approach to the Corpus of Anglo-Saxon Medical Texts

Lecture | February 13 | 5 p.m. | 300 Wheeler Hall

 John Niles, Professor Emeritus, Berkeley English

 Medieval Studies Program

When we enter the realm of Anglo-Saxon medicine we find ourselves in a landscape of total war, with all the curative plants of the earth and all beneficent animal extracts aligned with the physician, angels, archangels, and the almighty God against the attacks of wyrms, elves, witches, and flying venoms. We are also in a pre-Scholastic environment of experimental science where the curative...   More >

San Francisco World History Reading Group: Dear Leader, by Jang Jin-sung

Meeting | February 13 | 5-7 p.m. |  Civic Center Secondary School

 727 Golden Gate Ave, San Francisco, CA

 ORIAS (Office of Resources for International and Area Studies)

Teachers in ORIAS World History Reading Groups read one book each month within a global studies theme. Participants meet monthly to eat and spend two hours in collegial conversation. It is a relaxing, intellectually rich atmosphere for both new and experienced teachers.

 This event is for k-14 teachers.

  Register online or or by emailing Shane Carter at orias@berkeley.edu

Docent Lecture: Berkeley Rep's "Paradise Square"

Lecture | February 13 | 5-5:45 p.m. | 330 Wheeler Hall

 Dee Kursh, Berkeley Repertory Theatre

 Berkeley Repertory Theatre

Come hear more about Berkeley Repertory Theatre's new musical, "Paradise Square: A New Musical."

It’s 1863 and in a 20-block area of Manhattan known as the Five Points, Black and Irish Americans live side by side, work together, marry, and for a brief period realize racial harmony. However, the intensifying Civil War soon results in the first-ever Federal draft, leading to riots as whites are...   More >

Reetika Khera | Dissent on Aadhaar: Big Data Meets Big Brother

Lecture | February 13 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conference Room)

 Reetika Khera, Associate Professor, Economics and Public Systems Group, the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad

 Lawrence Cohen, Professor in Anthropology and South and Southeast Asian Studies, UC Berkeley

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies

A talk by Walter Hakala, Associate Professor in the Asian Studies Program and Department of English at the University at Buffalo, SUNY, and author of Negotiating Languages: Urdu, Hindi, and the Definition of Modern South Asia, published by Columbia University Press.

C3 IoT Info-Session

Information Session | February 13 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Meaningful Work. Top Technology.
Award-Winning Culture & Talented Team.

C3 is a leading enterprise AI software provider for accelerating digital transformation. The comprehensive and proven C3 AI Suite uses a model-driven abstraction layer to enable organizations to develop, deploy, and operate enterprise scale AI applications 10x to 100x faster than alternative approaches. C3 is Hiring the...   More >

Swahili Table

Social Event | January 23 – May 8, 2019 every Wednesday | 5:30-6:30 p.m. |  Jupiter Taproom

 2181 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Elizabeth Resor

 Center for African Studies

Every Wednesdays speak Swahili with your fellow Swahili students and enthusiasts over a drink at Jupiter Taproom. This is an informal gathering to connect with other Swahili speakers on campus and in Berkeley. Each person will support their own beverage purchases, but we will provide the good company (don't worry- beverage/food purchases are NOT required). And of course, Swahili speaking...   More >

Career Connections: Business Roles in Health

Social Event | February 13 | 6-8 p.m. |  Career Center (2440 Bancroft Way)

 Cal Alumni Association, Career Center

Alumni and student networking event.

Toastmasters on Campus Club: Learn public speaking

Meeting | January 14, 2015 – December 18, 2019 every Wednesday | 6:15-7:30 p.m. | 3111 Etcheverry Hall

 Toastmasters on Campus

Toastmasters has been the world leader in teaching public speaking since 1924. Meetings are an enjoyable self-paced course designed to get you up and running as a speaker in only a few months.

Drop-in help with SURF and Haas Scholars research proposals

Workshop | February 13 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Moffitt Undergraduate Library, Main Stacks Room B4

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Come into drop-in hours with OURS Peer Advisors for assistance on your SURF and Haas Scholars applications. No appointments are necessary.

2/11, Monday, Free Speech Movement Cafe 6:30-8pm

2/13, Wednesday, Moffitt Main Stacks Room B4 6:30-8pm

2/14, Thursday, Moffitt Main Stacks Room B4 6:30-8pm

The Holloway Series in Poetry Presents Andrea Brady

Reading - Literary | February 13 | 6:30 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, 315, Maude Fife room

 Andrea Brady

 John James

 Department of English, The Holloway Reading Series

The Holloway Series in Poetry presents a reading by Andrea Brady, with an introductory reading by John James.

Minding the Gap

Film - Documentary | February 13 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

“In Rockford, Illinois, Bing Liu has been filming his friends Zack and Keire on and off their skateboards for ten years. Weaving archival footage, interviews, and incredible skate videos, Liu chronicles in simple and poetic fashion the lives of his inner circle of friends and family, revealing the damaging circumstances in which they all grew up. Less a film about skate culture than an unusual...   More >


Lecture | February 13 | 7:30-9 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

WED, FEB 13, 7:30pm. Please join us for a talk with the co-founder and principal of JFAK, an internationally recognized firm based in Los Angeles. Co-sponsored by AIA East Bay. Open to all!

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Winter at the Hall

Special Event | December 21, 2018 – March 20, 2019 every day |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

This winter, visit the Hall for interactive exhibits, special hands-on activities, intriguing Planetarium shows, and more!

VC Unlocked: Deal Camp

Course | February 11 – 14, 2019 every day | 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. |  The Law Building

 Berkeley Law Executive Education, Startup@BerkeleyLaw, 500 Startups

Deal Camp is a four-day course focused on the nuts and bolts of deal making for investors who want to improve their ability to define, negotiate, and execute early-stage investments. Participants will work with leading UC Berkeley faculty and 500 Partners to develop strategies to structure deals in order to maximize investment returns.

This activity has been approved for 25.75 hours MCLE...   More >

The Future of Medicine: An EECS Perspective: 2019 Berkeley EECS Annual Research Symposium (BEARS)

Conference/Symposium | February 14 | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. |  Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center

 Prof. Jose Carmena; Prof. Jennifer Listgarten; Associate Prof. Michael Lustig; Assistant Prof. Rikky Muller; Prof. Yun Song

 Assistant Prof. Nir Yosef

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

This year's symposium will focus on how research in Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences is changing the future of medicine. We will start with six broadly accessible lectures about these recent developments, followed by shorter talks by some of our graduate students on a broader range of topics. Immediately after the program, several of our research


  Register online

Study Abroad Office Hours at Educational Opportunity Program

Information Session | February 14 – May 9, 2019 every Thursday with exceptions | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | César E. Chávez Student Center, Educational Opportunity Program- MLK BNorth CE3

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Interested in studying abroad? A Berkeley Study Abroad Peer Adviser will hold office hours at Educational Opportunity Program on Thursdays from 10 am-noon this spring to answer questions about program options, scholarships, how to apply and additional services offered!

Sign-up on http://tinyurl.com/eopstudyabroad.

Berkeley Facilitators Network Workshop: Tbd

Workshop | February 14 | 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Berkeley Facilitators Network

Topic TBD!

EH&S 403 Training Session

Course | February 14 | 10:30-11:30 a.m. | 370 University Hall | Note change in date

 Jason Smith, UC Berkeley Office of Environment, Health, & Safety

 Office of Environment, Health & Safety

This session briefly covers the UC Berkeley specific radiation safety information you will need to start work.​ In addition, dosimeter will be issued, if required.

Econ 235, Financial Economics Seminar: Identifying Price Informativeness

Seminar | February 14 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | C330 Haas School of Business

 Cecilia Parlatore, NYU Stern

 Department of Economics

Joint with Haas Finance Seminar

The Undefeated Heart: Buddhism and Performance and Practice with Joe Goode

Lecture | February 14 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Osher Theater

 Joe Goode

 Arts + Design

Joe Goode will talk about how Buddhist philosophy has changed his working process from a preordained “vision” process to one of discovery. Goode is Artistic Director of Joe Goode Performance Group with whom he has performed in the U.S., Canada, Africa, South America, and the Middle East. His performance installations have been commissioned by the Krannert Art Museum, the M. H. DeYoung Museum,...   More >

The Undefended Heart: Buddhism and Performance Practice with Joe Goode

Performing Arts - Music | February 14 | 12 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Dance and theater artist Joe Goode will talk about how Buddhist philosophy has changed his working method from a preordained “vision” to a process of discovery. Goode is a professor in the Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies at UC Berkeley and the artistic director of Joe Goode Performance Group, with whom he has performed throughout the Americas and the Middle East. He is the...   More >

Oliver E. Williamson Seminar: "Schmoozing: Socializing and Success at Work” joint with Leonardo Bursztyn, Thomas Fujiwara, and Amanda Pallais

Seminar | February 14 | 12-1:30 p.m. | C325 Haas School of Business

 Zoe Cullen, Harvard

 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 >

Planning Your Pregnancy Leave (BEUHS315)

Workshop | February 14 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club

 Theresa McLemore, UCB HR Employee Relations Consultant; Sheila Taliafero, UCB Disability Counselor; Ann Gilbert, UCB Academic Personnel

 Be Well at Work - Work/Life

Thinking about starting a family? This workshop will provide information on leave policies, disability benefits, use of sick/vacation time, and options on when/how to return to work after having a child for both faculty and staff employees. Enroll online.

  Register online

Librarian Office Hours at the SPH DREAM Office

Miscellaneous | February 7 – May 2, 2019 every Thursday | 1-3 p.m. | Berkeley Way West, 2220 (DREAM Office)

 Michael Sholinbeck


Drop by during office hours if you need help with your literature reviews; setting up searches in PubMed, Embase, and other databases; using EndNote, RefWorks, or other citation management software; finding statistics or data; and answering any other questions you may have.
NOTE: On Feb. 14: 2:15-3pm only

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

The Globotics Upheaval: Globalization, Robotics, and the Future of Work

Lecture | February 14 | 3-4:30 p.m. | Haas School of Business, Spieker Forum, Chou Hall

 Richard Baldwin, Graduate Institute, Geneva

 Clausen Center for International Business and Policy

Automation and robotics are changing our lives quickly - everyone knows that. But digital disruption goes much further. In The Globotics Upheaval, Richard Baldwin, one of the world's leading globalisation experts, explains that exponential growth in computing, transmission and storage capacities is also creating a new form of "virtual" globalisation that could undermine the foundations of...   More >

ESPM Seminar Series, Spring 2019

Seminar | February 14 | 3:30 p.m. | 132 Mulford Hall

 Katherine E. Soule

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

Katherine E. Soule, Director of UC Cooperative Extension San Luis Obispo & Santa Barbara Counties, will present: "Increasing Equity and Inclusion through UC Cooperative Extension." Hosted by Van Butsic. Meet the speaker and enjoy refreshments after the talk in 139 Mulford Hall.

Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship Program Information Session

Information Session | February 14 | 4-5 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Alberto Ledesma, Assistant Dean for Diversity, Inclusion, and Equity--Division of Arts and Humanities, Mellon Mays Program

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Please RSVP here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSesCrqjW8wj5t-miqBZY6p8y8EzoOgVABquum_IGA5F0sM8Ww/viewform
The MMUF Program at UC Berkeley targets students with exceptional academic promise in the humanities or social sciences who will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in the academy.

Center for Computational Biology and Koret Berkeley Tel Aviv Initiative Seminar: Dr. Ron Shamir, Professor, Tel Aviv University

Seminar | February 14 | 4-5 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center

 Center for Computational Biology, Koret Berkeley Tel Aviv Initiative

Integrated analysis of cancer data: multi-omic clustering and personalized ranking of driver genes

Abstract: Large biological datasets are currently available, and their analysis has applications to basic science and medicine. While inquiry of each dataset separately often provides insights, integrative analysis may reveal more holistic, systems-level findings. We demonstrate the power of...   More >

Undocumented Lives: The Untold Story of Mexican Migration

Lecture | February 14 | 4 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Ana Raquel Minian

 Center for Latin American Studies

In this talk, Professor Minian explores circular migration, which reshaped communities in the United States and Mexico, and shares stories of Mexicans who have been used and abused by economic and political policies of both countries.
Ana Raquel Minian is Assistant Professor of History and of Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity at Stanford University.

A migrant farm worker in Virginia who returns to Mexico every year on a H2A visa. (Photo by Laura Elizabeth Pohl/Bread for the World.)

Integrated Analysis of Cancer Data: Multi-omic Clustering and Personalized Ranking of Driver Genes

Seminar | February 14 | 4-5 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center

 Professor Ron Shamir, The Blavatnik School of Computer Science, Tel Aviv University

 Department of Statistics

Large biological datasets are currently available, and their analysis has applications to basic science and medicine. While inquiry of each dataset separately often provides insights, integrative analysis may reveal more holistic, systems-level findings. We demonstrate the power of integrated analysis in cancer on two levels: (1) in analysis of one omic in many cancer types together, and (2) in...   More >

Context-Driven Implicit Interactions

Seminar | February 14 | 4-5 p.m. | 430 Soda Hall

 Gierad Laput, Ph.D. Candidate, Carnegie Mellon University

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

In this talk, I discuss the construction and evaluation of sensing technologies that can be practically deployed and yet still greatly enhance contextual awareness, primarily drawing upon machine learning to unlock a wide range of applications

The Future of Foods - Alt.Meat

Special Event | February 14 | 4-6 p.m. | 306 Soda Hall

 Kim Juelg, Flavorist, Givaudan

 Scott May, Head, MISTA

 Danny Rubenstein, Strategic Advisor, Mista; Matt Spears, Associate Account Manager, Givaudan; Julie Emsing Mann, Global Protein Program Manager, Ingredion; Kora Kukic, Senior Plant Protein Specialist, Nestle; Joe Light, Vice President, Ingredion

 Industrial Engineering & Operations Research

The event will feature a panel of industry experts in the growing landscape of food engineering, flavoring, and meat alternatives. What is the future of meat alternatives? How will humans eat in the future? How will our relationship with food change?

Muetterties Seminar: Supramolecular approaches to control selectivity in transition metal catalysis

Seminar | February 14 | 4-5 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium

 Joost Reek, Department of Chemistry, University of Amsterdam

 College of Chemistry

The interface between supramolecular chemistry and transition metal catalysis has received surprisingly little attention in contrast to the individual disciplines. It provides, however, novel and elegant strategies that lead to new tools for the search of effective catalysts, and as such this has been an important research theme in our laboratories. In this presentation I will focus
on...   More >

Optimization for Machine Learning

Lecture | February 14 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 210 South Hall

 Yifan Sun

 Information, School of

How good data models facilitate optimization and generalization in machine learning.

Mathematics Department Colloquium: Hilbert schemes and enumerative geometry.

Colloquium | February 14 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Claire Voisin, Collège de France

 Department of Mathematics

Consider an algebraic curve in 3-space; when projected generically to a plane, it will acquire a number of double points. This number depends only on the degree and the genus of the curve. Computing similar numbers when the curve is replaced by a surface arbitrarily embedded will be the subject of the lecture. One key difference with the curve case is the fact that we have to work with the...   More >

Modernism in Wartime: Avant-Gardes, Revolutions, Poetries

Lecture | February 14 | 5-7 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, 315, Maude Fife

 Vincent Sherry, Howard Nemerov Professor of the Humanities, Washington University in St.Louis

 C. D. Blanton, Associate Professor, UC Berkeley Department of English; Catherine Flynn, Associate Professor, UC Berkeley Department of English; Donna Jones, Associate Professor, UC Berkeley Department of English

 Department of English, Institute of European Studies, Townsend Center for the Humanities

Vincent Sherry will speak about the experience of the First World War from the vantage of an international avant-garde, considering the alternate temporalities of the radical time of the prewar avant-garde event and the long and lengthening durée of the conflict. How does an avant-garde poetry respond to this difference, and what is the longer story of revolution it tells?

Farm and Field: Sather Lecture Series: A Bronze Age Greek State in Formation

Lecture | February 14 | 5:30 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Jack L. Davis, Blegen Professor of Greek Archaeology, University of Cincinnati

 Department of Classics

Internationally recognized scholar of Bronze Age Greece offers a series of lectures showing how the archaeological record sheds light on culture and communal life of early Greece.

PubScience: Sex on the Kitchen Table: The Romance of Plants and Your Food

Seminar | February 14 | 5:45-7 p.m. |  The Octopus Literary Salon

 2101 Webster St, Oakland, CA 94612

 Dr. Norm Ellstrand, UC Riverside

 The CLEAR Project

Dr. Norm Ellstrand from UC Riverside will talk about some of the tales from his new book, Sex on the Kitchen Table. Start your Valentine's evening off right!

At the tips of our forks and on our dinner plates, a buffet of botanical dalliance awaits us. Sex and food are intimately intertwined, and this relationship is nowhere more evident than among the plants that sustain us. From lascivious...   More >

Drop-in help with SURF and Haas Scholars research proposals

Workshop | February 14 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Moffitt Undergraduate Library, Main Stacks Room B4

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Come into drop-in hours with OURS Peer Advisors for assistance on your SURF and Haas Scholars applications. No appointments are necessary.

2/11, Monday, Free Speech Movement Cafe 6:30-8pm

2/13, Wednesday, Moffitt Main Stacks Room B4 6:30-8pm

2/14, Thursday, Moffitt Main Stacks Room B4 6:30-8pm


Film - Feature | February 14 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

The astounding performance of Marie Rivière as a lonely woman searching for company—yet unwilling to compromise—grounds this airy, ephemeral Rohmer tale, winner of Best Film at the 1986 Venice Film Festival. It’s summertime in France and the proud, outspoken Delphine finds herself lacking a vacation partner. Her travels through France and awkward attempts to meet people frame the story, but...   More >

East Bay Science Cafe - House Plant Botany: The Inside Scoop About Your Photosynthetic Housemates!

Presentation | February 14 | 7-8:30 p.m. |  Cafe Leila

 1724 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley, CA 94702

 Allyson Greenlon, Jepson Herbarium


Do you adore your house plants as if they were your own children? Have you taken to growing plants on nearly every window sill in your home? Join us we take a deep dive into learning more about the plants we grow inside our homes! Learn about their wild history before they took a more “domestic” lifestyle, understand what makes some of them toxic, what they would look like if they flowered, and...   More >

House Plant Botany : The Inside Scoop About Your Photosynthetic Housemates!