<< Week of October 09 >>

Sunday, October 6, 2019

Alternative Breaks Application

Deadline | October 6 | Eshleman Hall, Online Application

 Public Service Center

Learn about a social justice issue while supporting change. Spend your spring break on an Alternative Break!

Women's Soccer vs. WSU

Sport - Intercollegiate - Soccer | October 6 | 12 p.m. |  Edwards Track Stadium

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Women's Soccer hosts WSU in conference action at Edwards Stadium.

South Asian Literature and Arts Festival

Special Event | October 6 | 12-5 p.m. |  Montalvo Arts Center

 15400 Montalvo Road, Saratoga, CA

 Institute for South Asia Studies, South Asia Art Initiative at UC Berkeley, Art Forum SF

Join us for the Bay Area's first South Asian Literature & Art Festival, presented by Art Forum SF in collaboration with the UC Berkeley Institute of South Asian Studies.

  Buy tickets online

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

Crows and Sparrows: (Wuya yu maque)

Film - Feature | October 6 | 1:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

A Shanghai apartment building serves as a microcosm of China’s class struggles in Zheng Junli’s striking urban drama, filmed during the last days of China’s Nationalist rule and already looking forward to, as one character states, “a New Society.” A scheming Nationalist official and his greedy wife purchase an apartment building and proceed to lord it over the hardworking families still renting...   More >

The Kingmaker

Film - Documentary | October 6 | 5 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Dubbed “Marie Antoinette with shoes,” Imelda Marcos was the first lady of the Philippines for twenty-one years, notorious for her lavish lifestyle while her country sank into unrest and economic turmoil. She and her husband Ferdinand amassed a fortune in the billions before they were forced into exile during the 1986 revolution. Director Lauren Greenfield first featured Marcos in her book...   More >

The Whistlers

Film - Feature | October 6 | 7:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

One of the pillars of the Romanian New Wave, Corneliu Porumboiu (Police, Adjective) is known for his somber, wry studies of human nature, but none of his previous features will fully prepare you for The Whistlers, a sleek and exhilarating thriller that pays homage to the escapist spirit of Hollywood’s yesteryear. Veteran character actor Vlad Ivanov (Snowpiercer) gives a standout performance as...   More >

Monday, October 7, 2019

Explore Urban Air Mobility (UAM) from every angle: Vehicles, Technology, Society: Sustainable Aviation Symposium 2019

Conference/Symposium | October 7 – 8, 2019 every day | 8 a.m.-6 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Pauley Ballroom

 Institute of Transportation Studies

Sustainable Aviation Symposium 2019 (SAS) asks critical questions about equity in the future of air transit, through a holistic examination of technology, platforms, urbanism and other emerging topics. SAS will explore the ideas that will shape UAM and the global transition to accessible, safe, electric aviation for all. Registration required.

 Registration Required https://www.sasymposium.com/tickets

SAS Poster

Berkeley Journalism Open House

Tour/Open House | October 7 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. |  North Gate

 Graduate School of Journalism

Join us on Monday, October 7th, 2019 for our annual all-day Open House event! Participants meet faculty, students and staff, sit in on classes and presentations, get information on financial aid, career planning, and the Investigative Reporting Program, join networking receptions, and find out all about our Master of Journalism program. This event is especially designed for those who are...   More >

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Dimitri Azar

Seminar | October 7 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 489 Minor Hall

 Dimitri Azar, MD, MBA, College of Medicine, The University of Illinois

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

A Glimpse at the Vulnerable Population’s Access to Sexual Health Service in China

Presentation | October 7 | 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | Berkeley Way West, Bixby Conference Room, BWW 6122

 Rebekah Gong, Bixby Center for Population, Health and Sustainability

 Public Health, School of

Observations on the issue of sex workers’ limited access to
sexual health services, the needs and obstacles of the disabled population accessing sexual health services,
and the overall experience of working with “You and Me” in China.

Dark Pasts: Changing the State’s Story in Turkey and Japan

Lecture | October 7 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 270 Stephens Hall

 Jennifer M. Dixon, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science, Villanova University

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

Over the past two decades, many states have heard demands that they recognize and apologize for historic wrongs. Such calls have not elicited uniform or predictable responses. While some states have apologized for past crimes, others continue to silence, deny, and relativize dark pasts. What explains the tremendous variation in how states deal with past crimes? When and why do states change the...   More >

Trade Lunch: "Factor-biased Technologies and Spatial Reallocation"

Seminar | October 7 | 12:05-1 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Petr Martynov, University of California, Berkeley

 Department of Economics

Combinatorics Seminar: Graded multiplicity in harmonic polynomials

Seminar | October 7 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Alex Heaton, Max Planck Institute Leipzig

 Department of Mathematics

We consider a family of examples falling into the following context (first considered by Vinberg): Let G be a connected reductive algebraic group over the complex numbers. A subgroup, K, of fixed points of a finite-order automorphism acts on the Lie algebra of G. Each eigenspace of the automorphism is a representation of K. Let g1 be one of the eigenspaces. We consider the harmonic polynomials on...   More >

Toward Developmentally Reasonably Self-Supervised Learning: IHD/Developmental Colloquium Fall 2019

Colloquium | October 7 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | 1104 Berkeley Way West

 Dan Yamins, tanford University Department of Psychology and Computer Science


Abstract: Neural networks have proven effective learning machines for a variety of challenging AI tasks, as well as surprisingly good models of brain areas that underly real human intelligence. However, most successful neural networks are totally unrealistic as developmental models, because they are trained in a supervised fashion on large labelled datasets. Unsupervised approaches to learning...   More >

Introduction to Mindful Literacy (BEUHS063)

Workshop | October 7 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

 Laura Bean, MFA

 Be Well at Work - Employee Assistance

Mindfulness is the practice of cultivating present moment awareness imbued with kindness and curiosity. Tuning in to the body and breath can help us to deal with strong emotions like anger and fear. By learning to sit in stillness so we can recognize our emotions, we develop the capacity to choose our response when our buttons get pushed rather than be bound by habitual reactions. This training...   More >

  Enroll online

PERL Seminar:“Converging on words, not policies – Evidence from campaign manifestos”

Seminar | October 7 | 12:40-1:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Caroline Le Pennec-Çaldichoury

 Department of Economics

ERL is an opportunity for PhD students to present work in progress and receive valuable feedback from faculty and peers.

Lecture - The Law of the Sea: A Multi-Faceted Discipline and a Promising Field for Practitioners

Lecture | October 7 | 12:50-2 p.m. | Simon Hall, Warren Room (295)

 Berkeley Law - Center for Law, Energy & the Environment

Join us at Berkeley Law for a lecture on ocean law & policy with Judge Tullio Treves, who served on the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea from 1996 to 2011. Lunch is catered and a reception will follow the lecture. RSVP at law.berkeley.edu/scheiberlecture

Network Science: From the Online World to Cancer Genomics

Seminar | October 7 | 1-2 p.m. | 310 Sutardja Dai Hall

 Jennifer Tour Chayes, Technical Fellow, Managing Director, Microsoft Research Labs, New England, New York City, and Montreal

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

I'll discuss in detail particular applications to (1) recommendation systems, using machine learning to infer recommendations from sparse data sets on bipartite networks; and (2) cancer genomics, applying network algorithms to identify possible drug targets.

Contemplating Home: Photography Workshop

Workshop | October 7 | 1-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

When we observe Nature through the lens of ecology, we see the exquisite interconnectedness of all life. In this contemplative photography workshop, we will devote our attention to connectedness and interconnectedness, using the camera as a tool for meditation and the garden as our muse.

Any and all equipment are invited, including DSLRs, mobile phones, point-and-shoot, polaroid, and pinhole...   More >

$80, $75 UCBG Members

  Register online or by calling 5106649841, or by emailing gardenprograms@berkeley.edu

BIDS Forum: Statistics and Machine Learning Forum

Lecture | October 7 | 1:30-2:30 p.m. | 190 Doe Library

 Berkeley Institute for Data Science

Full details about this meeting will be posted here: https://bids.berkeley.edu/events.

String-Math Seminar: Aspects of Ω-deformed M-theory

Seminar | October 7 | 2-3 p.m. | 402 LeConte Hall

 Jihwan Oh, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Recently, Costello proposed how to systematically apply Omega deformation on string theory and M-theory. Upon the deformation, one can discuss the exact topological holography of both M2 and M5 branes.

The goal of the talk is to review Costello's formalism and to discuss a combined system of the M2 and M5 branes, which is the joint work with D. Gaiotto. The M2 brane worldvolume theory is 3d N=4...   More >

Differential Geometry Seminar: Ricci Flow of Doubly-warped Product Metrics

Seminar | October 7 | 3-4 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Maxwell Stolarski, Arizona State

 Department of Mathematics

The Ricci flow of rotationally symmetric metrics has been a source of interesting dynamics for the flow that include the formation of slow blow-up degenerate neckpinch singularities and the forward continuation of the flow through neckpinch singularities. A natural next source of examples is then the Ricci flow of doubly-warped product metrics. This structure allows for a potentially larger...   More >

Probabilistic Operator Algebra Seminar: Some non-commutative hydrodynamic Euler equations in free probability theory

Seminar | October 7 | 3-5 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

 Dan-Virgil Voiculescu, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

The Euler equations for a flow which preserves the Gaussian measure on Euclidean space can be translated in terms of Gaussian random variables, which raises the question about an analogue in free probability. We derive these "free" Euler equations by applying the approach of Arnold for Euler equations to a Lie algebra of infinitesimal automorphisms of the von Neumann algebra of a free group. We...   More >

Arithmetic Geometry and Number Theory RTG Seminar: Moments of cubic $L$-functions over function fields

Seminar | October 7 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Alexandra Florea, Columbia

 Department of Mathematics

I will focus on the mean value of $L$-functions associated to cubic characters over $F_q[t]$ when $q \equiv 1 \pmod 3$. I will explain how to obtain an asymptotic formula which relies on obtaining cancellation in averages of cubic Gauss sums over functions fields. I will also talk about the corresponding non-Kummer case when $q \equiv 2 \pmod 3$ and I will explain why this setting is somewhat...   More >

Shane Henderson – Under the Hood of Bike Sharing

Seminar | October 7 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | Etcheverry Hall, 1174 (George B. Dantzig Auditorium)

 Shane Henderson, Cornell University

 Industrial Engineering & Operations Research

oint work with Daniel Freund, Nanjing Jian, Eoin O’Mahony, David Shmoys

Cornell’s work on bike sharing with Citi Bike and its parent company Motivate relies on a combination of data analysis, stochastic modeling and optimization to help inform both the design and operation of the largest bike-sharing operations in North America. I’ll discuss our work and its impact, but focus on some of the...   More >

Graphons: From Graph Limits to Modeling and Estimation of Sparse Networks at Scale: Neyman Seminar

Seminar | October 7 | 4-5 p.m. | Doe Library, BIDS Room

 Christian Borgs, Microsoft Research

 Department of Statistics

There are many examples of sparse network at scale, e.g., the WWW, online social networks, and large bipartite networks used for recommendations. How do we model and learn these networks? In contrast to conventional learning problems, where we have many independent samples, it is often the case for these networks that we can get only one independent sample. How do we use a single snapshot today...   More >

Children’s personalised books: A look back and a look ahead

Colloquium | October 7 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Berkeley Way West, Room 1102, Berkeley Way West (2121 Berkeley Way, Berkeley, CA 94720)

 Natalia Kucirkova, Norwegian Centre for Learning Environment and Behavioural Research, University of Stavanger, Norway

 Graduate School of Education

This talk focuses on personalized books and personalised digital reading. I will begin with an explanation of what is meant by digital personalisation in early childhood, with some examples of the resources and practices subsumed under this umbrella term. I will outline how digital personalization affects children’s reading experience and how it impacts on children’s learning.

Natalia Kucirkova

Inequality and Habitus in Thailand

Lecture | October 7 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 Boike Rehbein, Professor of Society and Transformation in Asia and Africa, Humboldt University

 Center for Southeast Asia Studies

Thailand is a country of the global South but has never come under colonial rule, even as it emulates Western modernization. The result is a double-faced social structure, one part consisting of a precapitalist structure (baan muang) and the other comprising a hierarchy of social classes. People manage to move between the two components. This talk will explore Thai social structure and the...   More >

Prof. Dr. Boike Rehbein

Debate Watch Party: Canadian Federal Election English Language Leaders’ Debate

Special Event | October 7 | 4-6:30 p.m. |  Melodee Cocktails

 240 El Cerrito Plaza, El Cerrito, CA 94530

 Canadian Studies Program (CAN))

Join the UC Berkeley Canadian Studies Program and fans of Canadian politics to watch the English language Canadian federal Leaders' Debate. 4:00 PM, October 7, 2019. Melodee Cocktails, 240 El Cerrito Plaza, El Cerrito, CA 94530 USA.

This event is free, but limited to those age 21+ only.

Melodee Cocktails is located within the El Cerrito Plaza (next to Trader Joe's). There is plenty of free...   More >

MBTG Seminar: "CryoEM and CryoET Automation: Where are we now and what do we still need?"

Seminar | October 7 | 4-5 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Bridget Carragher, New York Structural Biology Center

 College of Chemistry

The dramatic improvements in the progress of cryo electron microscopy (cryoEM) and cryo electron tomography (cryoET) over the last five years has been accompanied by the adoption of a high level of automation. However, there are several automation challenges that remain to be addressed in the areas of specimen preparation, image acquisition, and analysis. In specimen preparation we need to...   More >

Seminar 271, Development: The Welfare Consequences of Internalizing Border Spillovers

Seminar | October 7 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Zenan Wang, UC Berkeley, Economics

 Department of Economics

Analysis and PDE Seminar: The stochastic nonlinear Schrödinger equations: defocusing mass and energy critical cases

Seminar | October 7 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Deng Zhang, SJTU

 Department of Mathematics

In this talk we will present our recent results on stochastic nonlinear Schrödinger equations with linear multiplicative noise, particularly, in the defocusing mass-critical and energy-critical cases. More precisely, for general initial data, we obtain the global existence and uniqueness of solutions in both mass-critical and energy-critical case. When the quadratic variation of noise is...   More >

Transcending Patterns: Silk Road Cultural and Artistic Interactions through Central Asian Textile Images

Lecture | October 7 | 5 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Mariachiara Gasparini, San Jose State University

 Joyce Ertel Hulbert, Textile Conservator

 Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Tang Center for Silk Road Studies, UC Berkeley Mongolia Initiative

In her book "Transcending Patterns: Silk Road Cultural and Artistic Interactions through Central Asian Textiles," author Mariachiara Gasparini investigates the origin and effects of a textile mediated visual culture that developed at the heart of the Silk Road between the seventh and fourteenth centuries. Through the analysis of the Turfan Textile Collection in the Museum of Asian Art in...   More >

Transcending Patterns cover

Raghu Karnad | Reporting Against the Machine: Decoding 2019 and the Future of Indian Elections

Lecture | October 7 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Raghu Karnad, Journalist and Writer

 Abhishek Kaicker, Assistant Professor of History, UC Berkeley

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies, Art Forum SF, Masters of Development Practice

A talk by Indian journalist and writer, and a recipient of the Windham–Campbell Literature Prize for Non-Fiction for 2019, Raghu Karnad on the real factors behind the 2019 election result, and their implications for the future of India’s democracy.

I Was Brought Here to Stay: Nona Faustine

Lecture | October 7 | 6:30-8 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Nona Faustine, Artist

 Arts + Design

Presented by the UC Berkeley Department of Art Practice

Nona Faustine, Artist

Situated inside a photographic tradition while questioning the culture that bred that tradition, Nona Faustine’s practice walks the fine line between past and present, beginning where intersecting identities meet history. Exploring her family album in relationship to collective belonging, and self-portraiture in...   More >

Augmented Reality UI/UX Design Panel Discussion

Panel Discussion | October 7 | 6:30-9 p.m. | 506 UC Berkeley Extension (SF Campus at 160 Spear St.)

 Rupa Chaturvedi, Sr. UX Designer, Alexa Shopping, and Sr. UX Designer, Augmented Reality, Amazon; Reena Ganga, Design Lead, Augmented Reality, IBM

 Mayan Shay May-Raz, Augmented Reality SDK Product Manager, Lenovo

 UC Berkeley Extension

Delighted to have Mayan Shay May-Raz at UC Berkeley Extension for an Augmented Reality UI/UX Design Fireside Chat with Rupa Chaturvedi, Sr. UX Designer, Alexa Shopping, and Sr. UX Designer, Augmented Reality at Amazon; and Reena Ganga, Design Lead, Augmented Reality at IBM. Join us on October 7 at 6:30 pm at our San Francisco Center.


  Register online

Nona Faustine: I Was Brought Here to Stay

Presentation | October 7 | 6:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Situated inside a photographic tradition while questioning the culture that bred that tradition, Nona Faustine’s practice walks the fine line between past and present, beginning where intersecting identities meet history. Exploring her family album in relationship to collective belonging, and self-portraiture in relationship to empowerment, Faustine examines the legacy of trauma, lineage, and...   More >

DataVisor Tech Talk: Unsupervised Machine Learning at Scale

Information Session | October 7 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

As the world transforms to digital, all forms of every day activities are open to fraud attacks. In this talk, we will explain how DataVisor is able to pioneer Unsupervised Machine Learning and Big Data computational techniques at scale to save companies millions a year and keep their communities safe. With its patented algorithm and an intelligence network of more than 4B user accounts globally,...   More >

Holloway Reading Series: Sawako Nakayasu

Reading - Literary | October 7 | 6:30 p.m. |  Wheeler Hall

 Sawako Nakayasu, Assistant Professor of Literary Arts, Brown University

 Department of English

The poet Sawako Nakayasu will give a reading of her work at 6:30 pm on Monday, 7 October, in the Maude Fife Room of Wheeler Hall (Wheeler 315) on the Berkeley campus of the University of California.

Sawako Nakayasu is the author of The Ants, Texture Notes, and Hurry Home Honey. She is also a translator of Japanese poetry and has received translation fellowships from the National Endowment for...   More >

Half-Earth Day: How to Save the Natural World

Lecture | October 7 | 7-9 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Edward O. Wilson, Biologist and Naturalist; Sally Jewell, Interim Chief Executive Officer, The Nature Conservancy

 College of Natural Resources

Presented by The Horace M. Albright Lecture in Conservation and the James M. and Cathleen D. Stone Foundation Distinguished Lectureship in Biodiversity, with biologist and naturalist Edward O. Wilson and other special guests for a discussion moderated by Sally Jewell.

General admission $25, Students $15

  Tickets go on sale September 4. Buy tickets online

E.O. Wilson

Heart Chan Meditation

Course | September 23 – November 11, 2019 every Monday | 7-8:30 p.m. |  Anthony Hall

Heart Chan, Heart Chan at Berkeley

 Heart Chan

Start the journey for Heart Chan Meditation
seeking harmony of mind, body, spirit
gain true wisdom and joy from your inner self
make meditation part of your modern daily life.

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Biodiversity and Evolution

Seminar | October 8 | Barrows Hall, Radio broadcast, ON-AIR ONLY, 90.7 FM

 Alexander Stubbs, PhD Candidate, Department of Integrative Biology; Ashley Smiley, PhD Candidate, Department of Integrative Biology

 KALX 90.7 FM

Tune in for another episode of The Graduates as we speak with Alexander Stubbs about his work broadly encompassing biodiversity of island systems in Indonesia, the evolution of sensory modalities in organisms, and acoustics. In the interview, Alexander talks about his experience doing fieldwork in Indonesia, the importance of collections museums, and he describes a few of his most recent...   More >

Alexander in the field

Explore Urban Air Mobility (UAM) from every angle: Vehicles, Technology, Society: Sustainable Aviation Symposium 2019

Conference/Symposium | October 7 – 8, 2019 every day | 8 a.m.-6 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Pauley Ballroom

 Institute of Transportation Studies

Sustainable Aviation Symposium 2019 (SAS) asks critical questions about equity in the future of air transit, through a holistic examination of technology, platforms, urbanism and other emerging topics. SAS will explore the ideas that will shape UAM and the global transition to accessible, safe, electric aviation for all. Registration required.

 Registration Required https://www.sasymposium.com/tickets

RAPDP - Foundational - Customer Service for the RA

Workshop | October 8 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | 24 University Hall

 Human Resources

Synopsis: A soft skills workshop that covers essential customer service and workplace communication techniques, with a special emphasis on setting up, preparing for, facilitating, and debriefing an RA’s initial meeting with their PIs. Learning Objectives: • Identify the primary and secondary customers of a Research Administrator • Recognize what it means to provide stellar customer service •...   More >

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October Open Berkeley Site Builder Training

Workshop | October 8 | 9:30-11:30 a.m. | 104A Banway Building

 2111 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94720

 Information Services and Technology (IST)

Open Berkeley Site Builder Training sessions cover the fundamentals of the Open Berkeley turnkey website solution.

OPT Document Check Webinar

Workshop | October 8 | 10-11 a.m. | 182 Dwinelle Hall

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Join Berkeley International Office as you prepare to put together your documents for your OPT application. This webinar will cover required documents, how to fill out the forms, and most common mistakes in the application. In addition, there will be a Q&A portion during which you can ask specific questions about your own application.

Please note that this webinar is specifically for OPT...   More >

Seminar 217, Risk Management: CANCELLED

Seminar | October 8 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall


 Consortium for Data Analytics in Risk

Fossil Coffee Presents: TBA

Seminar | October 8 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 1101 Valley Life Sciences Building



Imaging tissue damage and repair In zebrafish

Seminar | October 8 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

 Anna Huttenlocher, University of Wisconsin-Madison

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Robert Bergman Lecture: Molecular Recognition in Chemical and Biological Systems: Chemical Models and Biostructural Investigations

Seminar | October 8 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Francois Diederich, Department of Chemistry and Applied Biosciences, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH) Zurich

 College of Chemistry

We pursue a multi-disciplinary approach to quantify weak intermolecular interactions in chemical and biological systems. Examples discussed in this lecture are orthogonal dipolar interactions, organofluorine interactions, substituent effects on π-π-stacking interactions, halogen bonding, and chalcogen bonding. Supramolecular capsules assembled from designed resorcin[4]arene-based...   More >

From the Inside Out: (Some of) What I have learned in 23 years of Research with Youth Experiencing Homelessness

Lecture | October 8 | 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 5101 Berkeley Way West

 Public Health, School of

Colette (Coco) Auerswald, MD, MS, Associate Professor in the School of Public Health at UCB where she is co-Director and co-Founder of i4Y (Innovations for Youth, i4y.berkeley.edu), a collaborative academic/community hub focused on improving youth wellbeing through structural change. She is a pediatrician and specialist in adolescent medicine. For the last twenty years, she has studied the social...   More >

Social Impact, Social Justice and Organizational Decisions with Robert Reich

Lecture | October 8 | 12-1 p.m. | B100 Blum Hall

 Robert Reich, Chancellor's Professor of Public Policy and Blum Center Senior Fellow

 Blum Center for Developing Economies, Center for Responsible Business at Haas

Join the Blum Center Perspectives event featuring Robert Reich, Chancellor's Professor of Public Policy and Blum Center Senior Fellow. What are the differences between social impact and social justice? How do organizations or movements understand the achievement of either goal? And do the differences between the terms matter significantly? Robert Reich provides history, context, nuance.

LinkedIN Basics

Workshop | October 8 | 12-1 p.m. | 198 University Hall

 Human Resources

LinkedIN is a great tool for establishing an online presence, conducting career research, and facilitating connection with other professionals. This workshop addresses the basics.

Student Faculty Macro Lunch - “Monetary Policy, Corporate Finance and Investment”

Presentation | October 8 | 12-1 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Paolo Surico, London Business School and CEPR

 Clausen Center

This workshop consists of one-hour informal presentations on topics related to macroeconomics and international finance, broadly defined. The presenters are UC Berkeley PhD students, faculty, and visitors.

  RSVP online by October 4.

Advancing the 60-year Curriculum: How long should the relationship between a student and their university last?

Lecture | October 8 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Oakland City Center’s Conference Center, Suite 105, Paramount Conference Room

 555 12th Street, Oakland, CA

 Gary Matkin, Vice Provost, Division of Career Pathways, and Dean, Division of Continuing Education,, UC Irvine


According to Gary Matkin, Ph.D. — vice provost, Division of Career Pathways, and dean, Division of Continuing Education, UC Irvine — at least 60 years.

His novel concept, the 60-year curriculum (60YC), is gaining recognition across institutions as more people find value in the concept of lifelong learning. The 60YC calls for universities to remain relevant to students throughout their lives as...   More >

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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.

Castellers de Vilafranca - Human Towers from Catalonia: Talk about Team Building and Performance (Human Tower - Lower Sproul)

Performing Arts - Other | October 8 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. |  Lower Sproul Plaza

 Castellers de Vilafranca, Castellers de Vilafranca

 Department of Spanish & Portuguese

Castellers de Vilafranca are a cultural and sport
Catalan institution that builds human towers, a
tradition that dates back to the 18th century.
More than 1,000 members (180 at UCB) united by a
common purpose: building human towers (Castells)
by sharing democratic values, cooperation and team
work, with a spirit of constant improvement.

Understanding the Canadian Federal Election Campaign

Colloquium | October 8 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Richard Johnston, University of British Columbia

 Canadian Studies Program (CAN))

Renowned UBC political scientist Richard Johnston will lay out the stakes and issues in 2019 Canadian Federal Election campaign. Lunch provided. Free, open to all.

Richard Johnston (PhD Stanford) holds the Canada Research Chair in Public Opinion, Elections, and Representation. At UBC, he is also affiliated with the Institute for European Studies. He has also taught at the University of...   More >

Ada Lovelace Day Celebration of Women in Robotics

Special Event | October 8 | 1-4 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium, room 310

 Anca Dragan, UC Berkeley

 Women in Tech Initiative at University of California (WITI@UC)

Celebrate the contributions of women leaders in robotics around the world and discover hands-on pathways into tech for all. Join exceptional, cross-industry pioneers, Women in Robotics, and Bay Area community and UC Berkeley organizations for talks and demos.

  Register online

Space Physics Seminar

Seminar | September 17 – December 3, 2019 every Tuesday | 1-2 p.m. | 325 LeConte Hall

 Space Sciences Laboratory (SSL)

Microsoft Excel Query Editor

Course | October 8 | 1:30-4 p.m. | S300T Haas School of Business

 Human Resources

This course focuses on the utilization of the embedded Microsoft Excel Query Editor to connect to multiple data sources in order to extract, manipulate, or compare datasets. Query results are loaded to the host Excel application to leverage other business intelligence features. Learning Objectives • Identify the elements of the Microsoft Excel Query Editor. • Connect the Query Editor to local and...   More >

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Seminar 218, Psychology and Economics: Tax Audits as Scarecrows: Evidence from a Large-Scale Field Experiment

Seminar | October 8 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Ricardo Perez-Truglia, UCLA (visiting UC Berkeley)

 Department of Economics

Link to NBER Working Paper

ABSTRACT: The canonical model of Allingham and Sandmo (1972) predicts that firms evade taxes by optimally trading off between the costs and benefits of evasion. However, there is no direct evidence that firms react to audits in this way. We conducted a large-scale field experiment in collaboration with Uruguay’s tax...   More >

Harmonic Analysis and Differential Equations Student Seminar: Trace formulae for Anosov flows

Seminar | October 8 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Malo Jézéquel, LPSM & MSRI

 Department of Mathematics

Fine statistical properties of a smooth Anosov flow may be studied through Ruelle resonances. These resonances may be described as the zeroes of a dynamical determinant, i.e. an entire function defined in terms of the periodic data of the flow. We are interested in another relationship between Ruelle resonances and periodic data of the flow: a trace formula conjectured by Dyatlov and Zworski....   More >

Microdroplet Chemistry

Seminar | October 8 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Richard Zare, Department of Chemistry, Stanford University

 College of Chemistry

Water is extremely common on Earth but also one of the most mysterious of compounds in which the solid form (ice) floats on its melt. Bulk water is celebrated as an excellent solvent, particularly of polar compounds, and also as a relatively inert medium. It is often said to be fully oxidized hydrogen and there is not more that can happen to it. In sharp contrast, water droplets show unexpected...   More >

China’s Rise in Historical Perspective

Colloquium | October 8 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Klaus Mühlhahn, Professor of Chinese History and Culture, Free University of Berlin

 You-tien Hsing, Professor, Department of Geography, UC Berkeley

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

Many commentators claim that China's ongoing global rise reflects a restoration of its earlier international prominence, while others highlight that China's emergence reflects distinctive characteristics of the country's current political leadership. In his new book, Making China Modern, Klaus Mühlhahn of the Free University of Berlin provides a panoramic survey of China's rise and resilience...   More >

Seminar 281, International Trade and Finance: The Distributional Effects of Trade: Theory and Evidence from the United States

Seminar | October 8 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Kirill Borusyak, Assistant Professor, University College of London

 Department of Economics

We quantify the distributional effects of trade shocks in the U.S. through consumer prices (expenditure channel) and wages (earnings channel). A quantitative trade model links these channels to compositional differences in expenditures and earnings across household groups. New data reveal that spending shares on imports are similar across education and income groups, implying a...   More >

The Problem of Democracy and the Politics of Neoliberalism

Lecture | October 8 | 4-6 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 Thomas Biebricher, Professor of Political Theory and Philosophy at the Goethe University, Frankfurt

 The Program in Critical Theory, Department of Political Science, International and Area Studies (IAS)

Neoliberal thinkers developed numerous agendas for the reform of – most notably – democracy and the state. But what is the neoliberal view of politics and, especially, the kind of politics that would bring about these reforms? This is the main question that the talk seeks to address; it does so in three sections. The starting point is a theoretical and historical conceptualization of...   More >

EVENT CANCELED: An Evening with Deepti Naval: An Actor's Perspective

Performing Arts - Theater | October 8 | 5-7 p.m. | 10 Stephens Hall | Canceled

 Deepti Naval, Actress, Director, & Writer

 Harsha Ram, Associate Professor of Slavic Languages and Literatures and Comparative Literature, University of California, Berkeley

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Art Forum SF

A conversation with acclaimed actress, director, & writer, Deepti Naval.

Splunk Info-Session

Information Session | October 8 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Splunk offers the leading platform for Operational Intelligence. It enables the curious to look closely at what others ignore—machine data—and find what others never see: insights that can help make companies more productive, profitable, competitive and secure. What can you do with Splunk? Come and find out.

Cal in the Capital Information Session

Information Session | October 8 | 7-8 p.m. | 234 Dwinelle Hall

 Public Service Center

Come to learn how to build your professional skills through a summer internship in Washington DC with Cal in the Capital!

Salesforce Info-Session

Information Session | October 8 | 7:30-9:30 p.m. | Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center, Sibley Auditorium

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Come join us and learn about Software Engineering, Data Science, Technical Product Management and other internships at Salesforce.

Our Futureforce University Recruiting Program is dedicated to attracting, retaining, and cultivating next-generation talent. Our interns and new graduates work in offices across the globe on real projects that affect how our business runs, and they have the...   More >

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

National Nanotechnology Day: This date pays homage to the nanometer scale, 10–9 meters.

Special Event | October 9 |  Memorial Glade

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

National Nanotechnology Day (#NationalNanoDay) is an annual celebration featuring a series of community-led events and activities on or around October 9 to help raise awareness of nanotechnology, how it is currently used in products that enrich our daily lives, and the challenges and opportunities it holds for the future. This date, 10/9, pays homage to the nanometer scale, 10–9 meters.

The...   More >

CAMPUS CLOSED Wednesday 10/9

Miscellaneous | October 9 | 5 a.m.-10 p.m. | all Cory Hall

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Cory and Soda Halls are closed because of a power outage. All classes and department events have been cancelled for the day.

BPM 106 Taking Disciplinary Action

Workshop | October 9 | 9 a.m.-3 p.m. | #24 University Hall

 Human Resources

This workshop is for UC Berkeley Staff. The content provides the information and skills needed to more confidently deal with unacceptable employee behavior and performance.

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*CANCELED* Spying on the immune system *CANCELED*

Seminar | October 9 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building | Canceled

 Stephen Elledge, Harvard Medical School

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Study Abroad Office Hours at EOP

Miscellaneous | October 2 – December 4, 2019 every Wednesday with exceptions | 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, EOP at MLK BNorth

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Interested in studying abroad? A Berkeley Study Abroad Peer Adviser will hold office hours at EOP every Wednesday from 11:30am-1:30pm during the fall semester to answer questions about program options, scholarships, how to apply and additional services offered!

Sign-up for a spot on http://tinyurl.com/eopstudyabroad.

Diversity and Inclusion Focus Group

Meeting | October 9 | 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 775B Tan Hall

 College of Chemistry

One of the initiatives that stemmed from the results of our academic climate survey is the Diversity and Inclusion Focus Group (DIFG) series. These College of Chemistry-wide focus groups aim to provide a structured, recurring, neutral space for members of the CoC community to:

- regularly explore and engage in challenging conversations about a variety of topics that have been identified as...   More >

Public Investments and Class Gaps in Parents' Educational Expenditures: A Demography Brown Bag Talk

Colloquium | October 9 | 12-1 p.m. | 2232 Piedmont, Seminar Room

 Margot Jackson, Professor, Sociology, Brown University

 Population Science, Department of Demography

Margot Jackson’s research is in the broad areas of social inequality and stratification, social demography and public policy, with an emphasis on inequality of educational opportunity and health among children and families.

Plant and Microbial Biology Seminar: "Biosynthesis of membrane lipids in the archaeon Sulfolobus acidocaldarius"

Seminar | October 9 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall

 Paula Welander, Stanford University

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

Paula Welander is a microbiologist who received her undergraduate degree from Occidental College in Los Angeles. She pursued her PhD studies in microbiology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and completed her postdoctoral studies at MIT in the Departments of Biology and of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences. Paula joined the Stanford faculty in 2013 where her current...   More >


Seminar | October 9 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 VLSB, Grinnell-Miller Library


 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 >

CANCELLED: University Wind Ensemble: Noon Concert Series

Performing Arts - Music | October 9 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall | Canceled

 Department of Music

Matthew Sadowski, Director

Free. No reserved seating.

Doors: 12:00pm
Concert: 12:15-1pm

Neoliberalism, Ordoliberalism, and the Future of the European Union

Lecture | October 9 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 Thomas Biebricher, Professor of Political Theory and Philosophy at the Goethe University, Frankfurt

 The Program in Critical Theory, Department of Political Science, International and Area Studies (IAS)

In this seminar we will investigate the role that neoliberal, ordoliberal and conservative ideas play in the political economy of the European Union. This entails an examination of the basic set up of European Union and Eurozone and how they correspond to neoliberal designs of a supranational federation, and, particularly, an analysis of the institutional restructuring of the Eurozone in response...   More >

BioE Seminar - CANCELLED "Cell and Protein Therapeutics Using Polymeric Hydrogel Carriers": Bioengineering Department Seminar

Seminar | October 9 | 12-1 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall | Canceled

 Dror Seliktar, Israel Institute of Technology

 Bioengineering (BioE)

Cancelled due to power outage.

Our research is focused on the design of engineered hydrogel biomaterials that can harness natural cellular and molecular healing pathways to enhance functional tissue regeneration...we developed a novel biomimetic material that can harness the inductive properties of the natural blood clot protein fibrinogen.   More >

Cancelled: Financing Study Abroad

Information Session | October 9 | 2-3 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, MLK BNorth, Room 82A

 Berkeley Study Abroad

*This event has been cancelled due to the power outage.*

We apologize for the inconvenience and look forward to having you join us when the same workshop is offered again on November 14, 2019 5-6pm.

Topology Seminar (Introductory Talk): Introduction to Outer space

Seminar | October 9 | 2:10-3 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall | Canceled

 Karen Vogtmann, University of Warwick

 Department of Mathematics

Outer space is a contractible space on which the group $Out(F_n)$ of outer sutomorphisms of a free group acts with finite stabiizers. It is analogous to the symmetric space of positive-definite quadratic forms, with its action by $GL(n, \mathbb Z)$ or the Teichmuller space of a surface, with its action by the mapping class group of the surface. I will define Outer space, then show how to find a...   More >

CANCELLED - BLISS Seminar: Statistical and computational perspective of mixture and hierarchical models

Seminar | October 9 | 3-4 p.m. | 400 Cory Hall | Canceled

 Nhat Ho, UC Berkeley

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

The growth in scope and complexity of modern data sets presents the field of statistics and data science with numerous inferential and computational challenges, among them how to deal with various forms of heterogeneity. Mixture and hierarchical models provide a principled approach to modeling heterogeneous collections of data. However, it has been observed that statistical estimation methods,...   More >

Weekly Coffee Break

Social Event | August 28 – December 11, 2019 every Wednesday | 3-4 p.m. |  Windmill Coffee House

 2131 Durant, Berkeley, CA 94704

 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 advisers. All UC Berkeley students are invited. Students are free to talk about anything, but we'll also...   More >

The Servant

Film - Feature | October 9 | 3:10 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

“Don’t be fooled . . . by PBS prestigerie like Upstairs Downstairs,” critic Raymond Durgnat wrote in 1977 (and decades later, we would add Downton Abbey to the comparison); “they’re nostalgic recuperations of all the tensions plotted by Harold Pinter and Joseph Losey in this, their seminal study of master-servant relationships. How and why does the rich young man with aristocratic pretensions...   More >

Causal Inference about Gun Violence: Neyman Seminar

Seminar | October 9 | 4-5 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Dylan Small, University of Pennsylvania

 Department of Statistics

Gun violence is a problem in America. I will briefly describe some open areas of research about gun violence prevention that statisticians might be able to contribute to. Then I will discuss two attempts at causal inference about gun violence prevention policies that I have worked on, and highlight some ideas about causal inference I have sought to use in this work.

CANCELLED - EECS Colloquium: Metric Telepresence

Colloquium | October 9 | 4-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, 306 (HP Auditorium) | Canceled

 Yaser Sheikh, Facebook Reality Labs

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

CANCELLED due to campus shutdown.

Topology Seminar: The rational Euler characteristic of $Out(F_n)$

Seminar | October 9 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 3 Evans Hall | Canceled

 Karen Vogtmann, University of Warwick

 Department of Mathematics

The rational Euler characteristics of many arithmetic groups can be expressed in terms of values of zeta functions, and Harer and Zagier showed that the same is true for surface mapping class groups. J. Smillie and I found a generating function for the rational Euler characteristic of $Out(F_n)$ in 1987. This made computer calculations possible but did not yield qualitative information. I will...   More >

2019 Fall Teacher Leadership Invitational: Session 1

Workshop | October 9 | 4:30-7 p.m. |  Berkeley Way West

 California Reading & Literature Project

CRLP's Fall 2019 Teacher Leadership Series will focus on previewing one of CRLP's latest PD options: Learning How English Works. Topics will include Protocols for Analyzing Student Work Samples, Grammar Mini-Lessons in Designated ELD, and Exploring the Consultancy Protocol for Improving Team Meetings

Traditional vs. Professional Master of Science Degree Workshop

Workshop | October 9 | 5-6 p.m. | 402 Latimer Hall

 Dr. Keith Alexander, Executive Director, Product Development Program

 Department of Chemical Engineering

Are you a student with a chemical sciences background who wants to learn more about your post-grad options?
Have you ever wondered what the difference was between a traditional and a professional Master of Science degree?
Does a career in industry interest you more than a PhD?

If so, join the Executive Director of the Product Development Program, Dr. Keith Alexander, for our Traditional...   More >

EVENT CANCELED: Raj Rewal | Alternate Modernity: Space, Structures, Sustainability and Traditional Values

Lecture | October 9 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Raj Rewal, Architect

 Andrew Shanken, Professor of Architecture and Acting Vice-Chair for Faculty, College of Environmental Design; Atreyee Gupta, Assistant Professor of Global Modern Art and South and Southeast Asian Art, History of Art Department

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies, South Asia Art Initiative, Department of History of Art, College of Environmental Design, Global Urban Humanities

A talk by one of India's best-known architects, Raj Rewal

CANCELLED: Feminist Open Access and Internet Publishing

Conference/Symposium | October 9 | 5-8 p.m. | 220 Stephens Hall

 Francesca Coppa; Kristina Busse; Karen Hellekson

 Center for New Media, Townsend Center for the Humanities, D-Lab, Information, School of, Film & Media Studies, Library

CANCELLED DUE TO POWER OUTAGES . Discover how the Organization of Transformative Works built a radical model for non-corporate, user-driven, online participatory cultures. The OTW supports Archive of Our Own, a fan works archive, free from advertising and corporate ownership, and Transformative Works and Cultures, an open access jour

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.

LAEP Lecture Series: Brad Samuels

Lecture | October 9 | 6:30-8 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

Wed, Oct 9, 6:30pm - Brad Samuels is Founding Partner at SITU. Trained as an architect, he leads a team of designers, computer scientists, researchers and researchers and planners to develop new tools and methods for human rights fact finding and reportin

Cine Latino: ¡Las Sandinistas!

Film - Documentary | October 9 | 7-9 p.m. | 160 Kroeber Hall

 Center for Latin American Studies

¡Las Sandinistas! reveals the untold stories of Nicaraguan women warriors and social revolutionaries who shattered barriers during Nicaragua’s 1979 Sandinista Revolution and the ensuing U.S.-backed Contra War. Today, as the current Sandinista government is erasing these women's stories of heroism, social reform, and military accomplishments from history books, these same women are fighting to...   More >

(Image from ¡Las Sandinistas!)

Journeys Beyond the Cosmodrome

Film - Documentary | October 9 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

This haunting, poetic film calls forth the dreams of nine sixteen-year-old orphans in Kazakhstan. With the aid of filmmakers Jeanne C. Finley and Lyazzat Khanim, the teens present vividly imagined visions of their future lives. Their current reality is quickly changing as they prepare to move away from the only place they’ve known as home and the only family they’ve ever had. The fact that these...   More >