Library http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html Upcoming Events No Legacy || Literatura Electrónica, Mar 11-Sep 2, 2016 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=97889&date=2016-05-24 This exhibition, NL||LE, presents a collection of digital works of literature—in Spanish, Portuguese, Catalan as well as English—side by side with experimental print materials from the past century. Meant to be read on computers and other digital devices, the electronic stories and poems reveal new ideas about literary and media developments and encourage visitors to interact with the machines. Exhibition design and fabrication was done by students in a Berkeley Center for New Media seminar. Through the use of vintage computing equipment, NL||LE also highlights challenges involved in the preservation of electronic literature. http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=97889&date=2016-05-24 Protecting the New Wonderland: The Origins of the National Park Service, Feb 26, 2016-Apr 1, 2017 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=97956&date=2016-05-24 Signed by President Woodrow Wilson in August 1916, the Organic Act created the National Park Service, the federal bureau that protects our national parks and monuments. Several UC Berkeley alumni with conservationist interests and the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition in San Francisco played key roles in its development. This exhibition explores the origins of the NPS with materials drawn from the University Archives and The Bancroft Library collections.<br /> <br /> Exhibit dates & times excludes holidays and when Doe Library is closed. http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=97956&date=2016-05-24 Teaching Design with People in Mind: Social Factors at the College of Environmental Design, Mar 1-May 27, 2016 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=98558&date=2016-05-24 The exhibit highlights Social Factors concepts in the 1960s through the 1980s as well as their widespread influence today.<br /> <br /> The exhibit is curated by Raymond Lifchez, Caitlin DeClercq, and Ayda Melika.<br /> <br /> The exhibit is viewable all hours that the Environmental Design Library is open. http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=98558&date=2016-05-24 The Papyrus in the Crocodile, May 6-Jul 29, 2016 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=100123&date=2016-05-24 The collections assembled by Berkeley's patrons and collectors over the last 150 years form the foundation of many of the university's academic disciplines. This unprecedented exhibition, sponsored by the Mellon Foundation and co-curated by graduate students from the History of Art Department, brings together materials from The Bancroft Library, the Hearst Museum of Anthropology, the Environmental Design Archives, the C. V. Starr East Asian Library, the Museum of Vertebrate Zoology, and the Berkeley Art Museum. http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=100123&date=2016-05-24 EndNote for Macs, Jun 23 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=100600&date=2016-06-23 In this class, we will cover the basics of using EndNote on a Macintosh computer. <br /> - how to add citations to your database, <br /> - organize your citations, format your bibliography<br /> - how to use EndNote with Microsoft Word to create reference lists and bibliographies.<br /> <br /> This class will be useful for the EndNote novice, for a tune-up, and for those of you struggling with the software. <br /> <br /> Reminder: The Bioscience Library Training Room is equipped with PCs, please bring your own MAC laptop to use during this hands on class.<br /> Advance sign-up is not required http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=100600&date=2016-06-23 Data visualization workshop, Jul 7 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=100594&date=2016-07-07 A well-designed figure can have a huge impact on the communication of research results. This workshop will introduce key principles and resources for visualizing data:<br /> <br /> * Choosing when to use a visualization<br /> * Selecting the best visualization type for your data<br /> * Choosing design elements that increase clarity and impact<br /> * Avoiding visualization issues that obscure or distort data<br /> * Finding tools for generating visualizations http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=100594&date=2016-07-07 Know Your Library, Jul 14 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=100523&date=2016-07-14 Research begins with navigating your library, on campus and online. Start with an introduction to the kinds of resources and services available via the Library web site. Learn its structure, strategies for use, and the next steps in developing your search skills http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=100523&date=2016-07-14 Zotero Workshop, Aug 16 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=100626&date=2016-08-16 Citation management software can help organize research results and make writing papers easier by creating properly formatted bibliographies and footnotes. This workshop will cover importing citations, exporting bibliographies, sharing resources for working groups, and using a wide variety of citation styles. http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=100626&date=2016-08-16 Library Orientation, Aug 16 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=100627&date=2016-08-16 Learn 10 things you can do now to make research easier and more productive. http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=100627&date=2016-08-16 Library Orientation, Aug 16 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=100630&date=2016-08-16 Learn how to access the Environmental Design Archives' resources to improve your architecture and landscape architecture research. http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=100630&date=2016-08-16 Library Orientation, Aug 16 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=100631&date=2016-08-16 Learn which library databases can you use to find data and statistics related to your research. http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=100631&date=2016-08-16 Library Orientation, Aug 16 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=100632&date=2016-08-16 Discover which geographical information system services exist on campus and how best to access them. http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=100632&date=2016-08-16 A Night With Voice of Witness, Aug 16 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=101224&date=2016-08-16 This Tuesday—August 16, 2016—please join us along with Voice of Witness for an evening of oral history and human rights. OHC interviewer, Shanna Farrell, will moderate a lively discussion between Voice of Witness editors, Peter Orner (Underground America: Narratives of Undocumented Lives) and Robin Levi (Inside this Place, Not of it: Narratives from Women’s Prisons) on the intersections of oral history methods, access, and social justice.<br /> <br /> The event will begin at 6pm in the MLK Student Union’s Tilden Room (5th Floor). Light refreshments will be served and Voice of Witness books will be available for purchase.<br /> <br /> This event is sponsored by OHC’s Advanced Oral History Summer Institute, which brings together students, faculty and scholars from across the United States for an intensive week of study and discussion. For more details, see the Oral History Center website. http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=101224&date=2016-08-16 Library Orientation, Aug 22 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=100628&date=2016-08-22 Learn 10 things you can do now to make research easier and more productive. http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=100628&date=2016-08-22 Library Orientation, Aug 22 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=100634&date=2016-08-22 Find out when and how best to use the "start your research" box on the Library's homepage. (Hint: not everything's there) http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=100634&date=2016-08-22 Library Orientation, Aug 22 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=100635&date=2016-08-22 The Avery Index is the only database that lets you search for plans, sections, and elevations of specific buildings and sites. http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=100635&date=2016-08-22 Library Orientation, Aug 22 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=100636&date=2016-08-22 Learn the best resources for finding architecture and landscape architecture images. http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=100636&date=2016-08-22 Intro to Data Visualization, Aug 23 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=101209&date=2016-08-23 A well-designed figure can have a huge impact on the communication of research results. This workshop will introduce key principles and resources for visualizing data that includes choosing when to use a visualization, choosing visualization types, and design elements. http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=101209&date=2016-08-23 Intro to Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Aug 23 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=101215&date=2016-08-23 A brief introduction to the basic concepts and tools used in GIS, and where to go next. http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=101215&date=2016-08-23 Efficient Data Management Practices: Tools and Services at UC-Berkeley, Aug 23 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=100993&date=2016-08-23 Attendees will learn about data management best practices, funder requirements, and how to best achieve transparency and reproducibility for the long-term. There will also be time to get answers for your biggest data and active storage questions. http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=100993&date=2016-08-23 Getting Your Bearings Library Tour, Aug 24 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=101249&date=2016-08-24 Join other students and get your bearings with a 3-in-one tour of the Doe Memorial Library, Moffitt Undergraduate Library, and the Main Stacks. See these central libraries and learn about the student services they provide. http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=101249&date=2016-08-24 Productivity Tools, Aug 24 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=100985&date=2016-08-24 Learn about Berkeley online services for reading, writing, and collaborating more efficiently and effectively. http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=100985&date=2016-08-24 Citation Management, Aug 24 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=100987&date=2016-08-24 Join us for an introduction to citation management tools and how they can help you organize, annotate, and share references as well as generate bibliographies and footnotes as you write. http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=100987&date=2016-08-24 Getting Your Bearings Library Tour, Aug 25 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=101250&date=2016-08-25 Join other students and get your bearings with a 3-in-one tour of the Doe Memorial Library, Moffitt Undergraduate Library, and the Main Stacks. See these central libraries and learn about the student services they provide. http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=101250&date=2016-08-25 Getting Your Bearings Library Tour, Aug 25 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=101251&date=2016-08-25 Join other students and get your bearings with a 3-in-one tour of the Doe Memorial Library, Moffitt Undergraduate Library, and the Main Stacks. See these central libraries and learn about the student services they provide. http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=101251&date=2016-08-25 Introduction to LaTeX, Aug 25 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=100991&date=2016-08-25 Join us for an introduction to learning how to write documents in LaTeX. Attendees will learn the basics of how to construct documents, formulas, and bibliographies in the document preparation system. http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=100991&date=2016-08-25 Getting Your Bearings Library Tour, Aug 26 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=101252&date=2016-08-26 Join other students and get your bearings with a 3-in-one tour of the Doe Memorial Library, Moffitt Undergraduate Library, and the Main Stacks. See these central libraries and learn about the student services they provide. http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=101252&date=2016-08-26 Hands-On 5, Aug 26 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=101016&date=2016-08-26 Artists' books defy conventional "reading" and involve the viewer through sight, touch, and physical manipulation. These books are too often locked behind exhibit cases, but the Environmental Design Library will have 20 recently-purchased books on hand for you to touch, turn pages, and experience. Wine and light refreshments served. http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=101016&date=2016-08-26 Getting Your Bearings Library Tour, Aug 29 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=101253&date=2016-08-29 Join other students and get your bearings with a 3-in-one tour of the Doe Memorial Library, Moffitt Undergraduate Library, and the Main Stacks. See these central libraries and learn about the student services they provide. http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=101253&date=2016-08-29 Getting Your Bearings Library Tour, Aug 29 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=101254&date=2016-08-29 Join other students and get your bearings with a 3-in-one tour of the Doe Memorial Library, Moffitt Undergraduate Library, and the Main Stacks. See these central libraries and learn about the student services they provide. http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=101254&date=2016-08-29 Productivity Tools, Aug 30 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=100986&date=2016-08-30 Learn about Berkeley online services for reading, writing, and collaborating more efficiently and effectively. http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=100986&date=2016-08-30 Citation Management, Aug 30 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=100988&date=2016-08-30 Join us for an introduction to citation management tools and how they can help you organize, annotate, and share references as well as generate bibliographies and footnotes as you write. http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=100988&date=2016-08-30 Getting Your Bearings Library Tour, Aug 30 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=101255&date=2016-08-30 Join other students and get your bearings with a 3-in-one tour of the Doe Memorial Library, Moffitt Undergraduate Library, and the Main Stacks. See these central libraries and learn about the student services they provide. http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=101255&date=2016-08-30 Intro to Data Visualization, Aug 30 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=101210&date=2016-08-30 A well-designed figure can have a huge impact on the communication of research results. This workshop will introduce key principles and resources for visualizing data that includes choosing when to use a visualization, choosing visualization types, and design elements. http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=101210&date=2016-08-30 Intro to Geographic Information Systems (GIS), Aug 30 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=101216&date=2016-08-30 A brief introduction to the basic concepts and tools used in GIS, and where to go next. http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=101216&date=2016-08-30 Getting Your Bearings Library Tour, Aug 31 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=101256&date=2016-08-31 Join other students and get your bearings with a 3-in-one tour of the Doe Memorial Library, Moffitt Undergraduate Library, and the Main Stacks. See these central libraries and learn about the student services they provide. http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=101256&date=2016-08-31 Getting Your Bearings Library Tour, Aug 31 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=101257&date=2016-08-31 Join other students and get your bearings with a 3-in-one tour of the Doe Memorial Library, Moffitt Undergraduate Library, and the Main Stacks. See these central libraries and learn about the student services they provide. http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=101257&date=2016-08-31 Art for Your Apartment (and dorm), Aug 31 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=101486&date=2016-08-31 The best way to appreciate art is to live with it! <br /> <br /> Come see and learn about the Graphic Arts Loan Collection. This is framed art prints you can bring home and hang on your wall for the school year. <br /> <br /> Event takes place in the historic Morrison Room (housed within the Doe Library). A brief presentation will be followed by ample time to browse representative works and initiate the borrowing process.<br /> <br /> Prints comprise a survey of movements and artists - from Impressionism to Cubism, and from Rembrandt to Miro. http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=101486&date=2016-08-31 Guerra Civil at 80, thru Jul 1, 2017 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=101809&date=2016-09-01 Marking the 80th anniversary of the beginning of the Spanish Civil War, the exhibition <a href="http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/libraries/bancroft-library/current-exhibits">Guerra Civil @ 80</a> features selections from The Bancroft Library's Veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade, Bay Area Post records and photographic collections, along with posters, books, pamphlets, and other ephemera. A visual and textual display of the struggle to defend the Second Spanish Republic, the exhibition documents the role of both the Republicans, who were defending the democratically elected government, and the Nationalists, the right-wing rebel forces led by General Francisco Franco. The exhibition also addresses how the war, which unfolded from 1936 to 1939, affected the lives of the people of Spain and American volunteers fighting on the front lines or assisting in the war effort, as well as how the conflict precipitated an intense creative response from within and outside Spain.<br /> <br /> A companion exhibit, INCITE THE SPIRIT: POSTER ART OF THE SPANISH CIVIL WAR will be on exhibit from September 6 - December 8, 2016 at the Townsend Center for the Humanities, 220 Stephens Hall. <a href="http://townsendcenter.berkeley.edu/events/incite-spirit">Townsend Center for the Humanities</a><br /> <br /> Please visit <a href="http://spanishcivilwar80.berkeley.edu/">spanishcivilwar80.berkeley.edu</a> to learn more about the UC Berkeley events commemorating the 80th Anniversary of the Spanish Civil War. http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=101809&date=2016-09-01 Getting Your Bearings Library Tour, Sep 1 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=101258&date=2016-09-01 Join other students and get your bearings with a 3-in-one tour of the Doe Memorial Library, Moffitt Undergraduate Library, and the Main Stacks. See these central libraries and learn about the student services they provide. http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=101258&date=2016-09-01 Book Talk with Dacher Keltner, The Power Paradox, Sep 1 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=101363&date=2016-09-01 Professor Keltner’s new book synthesizes his twenty years of scientific research on power. How we handle power impacts our happiness, our stress, and our physical health -- as well as that of people around us. <br /> <br /> Join us for a fascinating discussion with Professor Keltner on the timely and important topics explored in his new book, <br /> The Power Paradox: How We Gain and Lose Influence. http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=101363&date=2016-09-01 Why Your Field Needs a Hack Week: Bringing Data Science Into Astronomy, Sep 2 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=101381&date=2016-09-02 The skills that broadly fall under the umbrella of data science are becoming increasingly important to modern-day science. As demands upon researchers to apply and implement new methodologies and data analysis techniques rise, training scientists in these methods is becoming more of a priority. <br /> <br /> The week of this talk, BIDS is hosting Astro Hack Week, a five-day mix of summer school, unconference, and hackathon. It is one approach to improving data literacy in astronomy while at the same time providing a collaborative venue for researchers to share ideas and their approaches to problems, work on research projects, and learn new concepts that go beyond those generally taught in astronomy. In this talk, I will give an overview of the ideas that underlie Astro Hack Week, highlight some results from this week’s workshop, and try to convince you that your field needs a hack week too. http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=101381&date=2016-09-02 Tour the Bioscience and Natural Resources Library, Sep 2 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=101147&date=2016-09-02 Drop in for an introduction to the Bioscience & Natural Resources Library. http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=101147&date=2016-09-02 NCBI Bioinformatics Tools: An Introduction, Sep 7 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=101373&date=2016-09-07 A hands-on workshop introducing NCBI bioinformatics tools such as PubMed, Gene, Protein, Nucleotide, and BLAST.<br /> <br /> The workshop will cover selecting the proper tools for your question, navigating through the interlinked NCBI databases, and saving your results. http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=101373&date=2016-09-07 Men: A Love Story, Sep 7 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=101824&date=2016-09-07 Movies @ Moffitt happen on the first Wednesday, each month of the semester. M@M features critically acclaimed documentary films that are hot off the press. They happen on the first Wednesday of each month.<br /> <br /> Synopsis: After covering the sex trade for over a decade, award-winning filmmaker and journalist Mimi Chakarova questioned her ability to love and be loved. This film documents her journey across the United States as she talks about love with men from all walks of life, laying bare men's multifaceted relationship with tenderness and care. An unflinching and darkly comic look at American masculinity in all its complexity, Men: A Love Story is sure to ignite productive and probing discussion concerning both the political and personal registers of gender and sexuality. http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=101824&date=2016-09-07 Tour the Bioscience and Natural Resources Library, Sep 8 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=101149&date=2016-09-08 Drop in for an introduction to the Bioscience & Natural Resources Library. http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=101149&date=2016-09-08 Citation Management Tools: Best Practice, Sep 8 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=101151&date=2016-09-08 Can't decide which one to use? Join us for an overview of the best tools. http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=101151&date=2016-09-08 Book Talk: Tackling the Achievement Gap through New School Development, Sep 8 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=101511&date=2016-09-08 A conversation about the recently published book Achieving College Dreams: How a University-Charter District Partnership Created an Early College High School (Oxford University Press, 2016). Edited by Professors Rhona S. Weinstein (Psychology) and Frank C. Worrell (Graduate School of Education), the book tells the story of a remarkable 10-year collaboration between UC Berkeley and Aspire Public Schools to develop and nurture the California College Preparatory Academy (CAL Prep). Framed by a longitudinal lens, findings from community-engaged scholarship, and a diversity of voices from students to superintendents, it charts the journey from the initial decision to open the school to the high school graduation of its first two classes. Readers are taken inside the workings of the partnership, the development of the school, and the spillover of effects across district and university. http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=101511&date=2016-09-08 Story Hour in the Library featuring NoViolet Bulawayo, Sep 8 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=101447&date=2016-09-08 NoViolet Bulawayo’s <i> We Need New Names</i>, about a young girl’s journey out of Zimbabwe and to America, won numerous awards and was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. <i>The New York Times </i> called it a “deeply felt and fiercely written debut novel.” NoViolet earned her MFA at Cornell University, where she was a recipient of the Truman Capote Fellowship. She was a Stegner Fellow at Stanford, where she now teaches as a Jones Lecturer in Fiction. NoViolet grew up in Zimbabwe. http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=101447&date=2016-09-08 Radioactive Source Localization in Urban Environments with Sensor Networks and the Internet of Things, Sep 9 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=101382&date=2016-09-09 The use of radiation detectors as an element in the so-called “Internet of Things” has recently become viable with the availablity of low-cost mobile radiation sensors capable of streaming geo-referenced data. New methods for fusing the data from multiple sensors on such a network is presented. The traditional simple and ordinary Kriging methods present a challenge for such a network since the assumption of a constant mean is not valid in this application. A variety of Kalman filters are introduced in an attempt to solve the problem associated with this variable and unknown mean. Results are presented on a deployed sensor network. http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=101382&date=2016-09-09 Security Policy and Military Power in Japan, Sep 9 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=100894&date=2016-09-09 In this presentation, Professor Nori Katagiri will explore the question of what explains the rise and fall of Japan's military power in the post-Cold War era. He shows how technology, logistics, and defense budget sustained a decent military power, but powerful legal, normative, and political constraints on the use of force make the application of military power difficult. Changes in the external environment, such as military activities of China, North Korea, and Russia, are an important driver of change, but they are not sufficient at this moment to cause a drastic reform on Japan's security policy. <br /> <br /> <b>Dr. Nori Katagiri</b> is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Saint Louis University. He received a B.A. from the University of South Carolina, a Master of International Affairs from Columbia University, and a Ph.D. in political science from the University of Pennsylvania. He joined Saint Louis University after five years of federal service teaching at Air War College, a joint military graduate school for senior officers and officials of the U.S. government and international officers at Maxwell Air Force Base. In 2015, he received the Meritorious Civilian Service Award from the Department of the Air Force.<br /> <br /> Dr Katagiri's research focuses on irregular warfare, military strategy, and East Asian security. His book, <i>Adapting to Win: How Insurgents Fight and Defeat Foreign States in War</i> was published from the University of Pennsylvania Press in 2015. In the book, Dr. Katagiri investigates the circumstances and tactics that allow some insurgencies to succeed in wars against foreign governments while others fail. He is working on his second book on Japanese military power and East Asia and has been a visiting fellow in Taiwan, South Korea, the Philippines, and Japan. His research has been supported by the US Air Force Institute for National Security Studies, Air War College, RAND Corporation, Smith Richardson Foundation, and Matsushita International Foundation. His articles have been published or forthcoming in Asian Survey, Small Wars and Insurgencies, Harvard Asia Quarterly, among other journals.<br /> <br /> Wheelchair accessible | This event is free and open to the public http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=100894&date=2016-09-09 The Bash Olympics, Sep 13 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=102500&date=2016-09-13 This Week's The Hacker Within<br /> <br /> Topic: The Bash Olympics<br /> Speakers: Aaron Culich and John Bohanon<br /> <br /> http://thehackerwithin.github.io/berkeley/<br /> <br /> This is a weekly meeting for sharing skills and best practices for scientific computation. Based on The Hacker Within Scientific Computing Group from the University of Wisconsin–Madison, the UC Berkeley chapter uses this as a structured set of skill-sharing sessions for scientific software development (e.g., testing, data management, version control, literate programming, etc. ) The goal is to learn cool skills and incorporate these practices into our workflows. People from all scientific disciplines are welcome. This meeting would be a great venue for describing neat tips and tricks for efficiency, introducing new libraries, showing off useful features of a scientific code you're using, or bringing up a computational problem you're having.<br /> <br /> Participating is really easy: <br /> <br /> -First, you'll show up. <br /> -At 4:00 p.m., there will be tutorial/discussion about a scientific computation topic. <br /> -Next, there will be a time for a couple of lightning talks, which are five- to ten-minute blasts of information about a particular topic or question of interest to the group.<br /> -Feel free to hang around and discuss your needs and current projects with other attendees.<br /> <br /> To volunteer to give a talk, just let the listhost know by email at ucb-hacker-within@lists.berkeley.edu. http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=102500&date=2016-09-13 Author Book Talk: Rachel Morello-Frosch, Sep 13 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=102240&date=2016-09-13 Rachel Morello-Frosch will discuss the process of co-producing her 2012 Contested Illnesses: Citizens, Science and Health Social Movements from the book contract offer to the final proofs. In addition to discussing the topic of her research, she will reflect on the benefits and pitfalls of writing edited volumes versus single author monographs. http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=102240&date=2016-09-13 EndNote Introduction, Sep 14 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=101153&date=2016-09-14 Drop-in for an introduction to EndNote, bring your questions! http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=101153&date=2016-09-14 Adam Hochschild; Spain In Our Hearts: Americans in the Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939, Sep 14 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=100960&date=2016-09-14 Award-winning author Adam Hochschild delved deeply into letters, diaries, memoirs and other documents, published and unpublished, to weave a compelling narrative in his new book <i>Spain in Our Hearts: Americans in the Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939.</i> One of those Americans, Bob Merriman, was a graduate student at Berkeley. Hochschild will discuss how he found the story in a vast and complex array of sources, some of them from Doe, Moffitt and Bancroft libraries. Books will be for sale courtesy of Mrs. Dalloway's. “Excellent and involving . . . What makes [Hochschild’s] book so intimate and moving is its human scale.”<br /> —Dwight Garner, New York Times http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=100960&date=2016-09-14 Tour the Bioscience and Natural Resources Library, Sep 16 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=101150&date=2016-09-16 Drop in for an introduction to the Bioscience & Natural Resources Library. http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=101150&date=2016-09-16 How Data Science Is Making On-Demand Grocery Delivery Profitable at Instacart, Sep 16 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=102054&date=2016-09-16 Fifteen years ago, Webvan spectacularly failed to bring grocery delivery online. Speculation has been high that the current wave of on-demand grocery delivery startups will meet similar fates. Jeremy Stanley explains why this time the story will be different—and how data science is the key. Innovations in mobile applications have paved the way, but significant investments in algorithms to optimize efficiency will drive positive unit economics.<br /> <br /> Jeremy explores how Instacart has used data science to optimize last-mile delivery and balance supply and demand to drive big gains in efficiency that are transforming unit economics in this competitive space. He describes how improvements in predicting outcomes, batching algorithms, forecasting, and staffing have contributed to big improvements in delivery efficiency and outlines some of the multiple competing objectives Instacart is optimizing for in order to provide a great customer and shopper experience. Jeremy ends by talking about how data science is organized at Instacart and how it collaborates with product, engineering, and field operators to make rapid innovation possible in a complex ecosystem http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=102054&date=2016-09-16 Instability, Crisis in Japanese Politics and New Social Movements, Sep 16 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=102053&date=2016-09-16 <b>Eiji OGUMA(小熊英二)</b> is a professor of Faculty of Policy Management at Keio University in Tokyo. His researches cover the national identity and nationalism, colonial policy, democracy thoughts and social movements in modern Japan from the view of historical sociology. He has earned 6 prizes for his published works in Japan. He has participated and gained credibility in the anti-nuke movement in Tokyo after the Fukushima incident. <br /> <br /> Professor Oguma will also present his film, "Tell the Prime Minister (首相官邸の前で)" at 7:00PM. Details <a href="http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/ieas.html?event_ID=100896&date=2016-09-16&filter=Secondary%20Event%20Type&filtersel=830">here</a>.<br /> <br /> Wheelchair accessible | This event is free and open to the public<br /> Photo by Takahiko Namatsu http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=102053&date=2016-09-16 Beyond Tintin and Superman, Sep 19, 2016-Apr 23, 2017 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=101462&date=2016-09-19 You are invited to this exhibit of comics and graphic novels owned by the UC Berkeley Library. These materials often reflect the socioeconomic, ideological and political realities of the societies in which they are produced. To highlight these diverse realities, and to celebrate our differences, this exhibit presents a selection of comics and graphic novels published in many countries. <br /> <br /> We invite visitors to enjoy the visual variety of the comics, and to reflect on the subtexts. Comics and graphic novels portray differences by selectively intensifying various contradictions generated in society by censorship, race relations, political agendas and gender biases. Some of the comics that are displayed may raise issues that are highly contradictory or painful to contemplate. <br /> <br /> With that in mind, the curatorial team encourages you to dissect, deconstruct, analyze and enjoy the pictorial narratives that these items portray!<br /> <br /> An opening reception will be held on Friday October 14, from 5 to 7 pm in the Morrison Library. http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=101462&date=2016-09-19 Mendeley Citation Management, Sep 20 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=101186&date=2016-09-20 Mendeley is a free reference manager that enables you to organize, read, share, annotate, and cite your research papers. It is also an academic collaboration tool. <br /> <br /> This hands-on workshop will begin with a brief overview of Mendeley and its features followed by time to practice importing citations and creating bibliographies. Experienced users are welcome to bring their Mendeley questions!<br /> <br /> The Bioscience Library Training Room is equipped with PCs, or you are welcome to bring your laptop. Please, no food or drink in the Training Room. http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=101186&date=2016-09-20 Etalia: New Tools for Scholarly Communication, Sep 20 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=102494&date=2016-09-20 Guests: Norbert Schuff and Nicolas Pannetier<br /> Topic: Etalia—New tools for scholarly communication<br /> <br /> BIDS Tea is hosted on select Tuesdays from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. At each event, an invited person or group will spend 5–10 minutes discussing a data science project or problem followed by time for discussion and networking. http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=102494&date=2016-09-20 D3.js, Sep 20 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=102501&date=2016-09-20 This Week's The Hacker Within<br /> <br /> Topic: D3.js<br /> Speakers: Robert Crocker and Sara Quigley<br /> <br /> http://thehackerwithin.github.io/berkeley/<br /> <br /> This is a weekly meeting for sharing skills and best practices for scientific computation. Based on The Hacker Within Scientific Computing Group from the University of Wisconsin–Madison, the UC Berkeley chapter uses this as a structured set of skill-sharing sessions for scientific software development (e.g., testing, data management, version control, literate programming, etc. ) The goal is to learn cool skills and incorporate these practices into our workflows. People from all scientific disciplines are welcome. This meeting would be a great venue for describing neat tips and tricks for efficiency, introducing new libraries, showing off useful features of a scientific code you're using, or bringing up a computational problem you're having.<br /> <br /> Participating is really easy: <br /> <br /> -First, you'll show up. <br /> -At 4:00 p.m., there will be tutorial/discussion about a scientific computation topic. <br /> -Next, there will be a time for a couple of lightning talks, which are five- to ten-minute blasts of information about a particular topic or question of interest to the group.<br /> -Feel free to hang around and discuss your needs and current projects with other attendees.<br /> <br /> To volunteer to give a talk, just let the listhost know by email at ucb-hacker-within@lists.berkeley.edu. http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=102501&date=2016-09-20 Zotero: Beginning and Intermediate Steps, Sep 21 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=102537&date=2016-09-21 Zotero is an open-source citation manager that allows you to save information while searching and browsing the Web. With a single click, Zotero saves citations (as well as screen shots and documents) and enables you to create customized bibliographies in multiple citation styles, including MLA, Chicago, and APA.<br /> This workshop will be structured in three parts. You are welcome to attend whichever parts will be useful to you. http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=102537&date=2016-09-21 Spain in Our Hearts: Americans in the Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939, Sep 21 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=102641&date=2016-09-21 Adam Hochschild is an author, journalist, and lecturer in UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism. Hochschild’s book King Leopold's Ghost: A Story of Greed, Terror, and Heroism in Colonial Africa (1998) was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award, as was his book To End All Wars (2012). Bury the Chains (2005) was a finalist for the National Book Award and won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize and PEN USA Literary Award.<br /> <br /> From the moment it began in 1936, the Spanish Civil War became the political question of the age. Hitler and Mussolini quickly sent aircraft, troops, and supplies to the right-wing generals bent on overthrowing Spain's elected government. Millions of people around the world felt passionately that rapidly advancing fascism must be halted in Spain, and more than 35,000 people from dozens of other countries volunteered to defend the Spanish Republic.<br /> <br /> In his book, Spain in Our Hearts: Americans in the Spanish Civil War 1938-1939 (2016), Hochschild explores the lives of the less familiar yet compelling characters who reveal the full tragedy and importance of this brutal war: a fiery 19-year-old Kentucky woman who went to wartime Spain on her honeymoon, a Swarthmore College senior who was the first American casualty in the battle for Madrid, a pair of fiercely partisan, rivalrous New York Times reporters who covered the war from opposites sides, and a swashbuckling Texas oilman with Nazi sympathies who sold Franco almost all his oil.<br /> <br /> After an introduction by Edward Wasserman (dean, Graduate School of Journalism), Hochschild speaks briefly about his work and then opens the floor for discussion. http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=102641&date=2016-09-21 Voting Rights and the U.S. Constitution, Sep 21 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=102658&date=2016-09-21 A conversation with Jonathan Stein JD ’13, MPP ’13, Voting Rights Attorney for Asian American Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus, on the state of voting rights in the United States. <br /> <br /> Jonathan Stein is a voting rights attorney, currently of Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Asian Law Caucus and previously of the ACLU of California. He works to increase access to California’s democracy for historically disenfranchised communities. While receiving a joint MPP/JD from UC Berkeley, Jonathan served as the Student Regent on the University of California’s Board of Regents, fighting for access, diversity, and affordability and advocating for the interests of the UC’s students. At Berkeley Law, Jonathan was a member of the Men of Color Alliance and the South Asian Law Student Association. Prior to graduate school, Jonathan spent four years as a journalist at Mother Jones magazine.<br /> <br /> Jonathan serves as Chair of the Board of Directors of the nonprofit organization California Common Cause and is a Commissioner on the City of Oakland Public Ethics Commission.<br /> <br /> This event is free, open to the public, and all are invited to participate. Sponsored by the University Library’s Free Speech Movement (FSM) Café Programs Committee For more information: contact fsmprograms@lists.berkeley.edu.<br /> <br /> The Library attempts to offer programs in accessible, barrier-free settings. If you think you may require disability-related accommodations, please contact the event sponsor prior to the event. The event sponsor is Jean Ferguson, fsmprograms@berkeley.edu, 510-768-7618 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=102658&date=2016-09-21 The Gift to Sing, Sep 23, 2016-Feb 17, 2017 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=102722&date=2016-09-23 For decades professor emeritus of history Leon F. Litwack has been accumulating what is arguably the world’s finest private collection of books on African American history and culture. This exhibition displays highlights of the collection that will be coming to The Bancroft Library as a bequest. The Litwack collection is particularly noteworthy for its Harlem Renaissance first editions in strikingly illustrated dust jackets. The exhibition includes books with distinguished provenance such as a copy of Frederick Douglass’s <i>Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave</i> with an inscription by the famous abolitionist William Lloyd Garrison. Complementing the Litwack books are treasures from Bancroft’s significant African American holdings, including the first book by an African American, Phyllis Wheatley’s <i>Poems on Various Subjects, Religious and Moral,</i> published in 1773. http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=102722&date=2016-09-23 Github Pages and Jekyll, Sep 27 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=102503&date=2016-09-27 This Week's The Hacker Within<br /> <br /> Topic: Github Pages and Jekyll<br /> Speaker: Stuart Geiger<br /> <br /> http://thehackerwithin.github.io/berkeley/<br /> <br /> This is a weekly meeting for sharing skills and best practices for scientific computation. Based on The Hacker Within Scientific Computing Group from the University of Wisconsin–Madison, the UC Berkeley chapter uses this as a structured set of skill-sharing sessions for scientific software development (e.g., testing, data management, version control, literate programming, etc. ) The goal is to learn cool skills and incorporate these practices into our workflows. People from all scientific disciplines are welcome. This meeting would be a great venue for describing neat tips and tricks for efficiency, introducing new libraries, showing off useful features of a scientific code you're using, or bringing up a computational problem you're having.<br /> <br /> Participating is really easy: <br /> <br /> -First, you'll show up. <br /> -At 4:00 p.m., there will be tutorial/discussion about a scientific computation topic. <br /> -Next, there will be a time for a couple of lightning talks, which are five- to ten-minute blasts of information about a particular topic or question of interest to the group.<br /> -Feel free to hang around and discuss your needs and current projects with other attendees.<br /> <br /> To volunteer to give a talk, just let the listhost know by email at ucb-hacker-within@lists.berkeley.edu. http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=102503&date=2016-09-27 EndNote for MACs, Sep 28 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=101154&date=2016-09-28 Drop-in for an introduction to EndNote, bring your questions! http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=101154&date=2016-09-28 RefWorks: Citation Management, Sep 28 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=101361&date=2016-09-28 Citation management software can help organize citations and make writing papers easier. This workshop will cover importing citations, inserting references/footnotes and bibliographies in Google Docs, and using a wide variety of citation styles. http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=101361&date=2016-09-28 SIX degrees, Sep 29-Dec 14, 2016 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=103387&date=2016-09-29 This exhibition takes the theory of six degrees of separation and applies it to the architects and landscape architects whose collections are held at the Environmental Design Archives. SIX degrees showcases projects that resulted from both personal and professional connections, illustrating the interconnectedness that existed and continues to exist among Bay Area designers. <br /> <br /> Curator: Chris Marino<br /> <br /> Exhibition Committee: Miguel Nieto, Waverly Lowell, Cailin Trimble, Emily Vigor, Jason Miller, Esther MacKenzie<br /> <br /> Location<br /> Environmental Design Library<br /> Volkmann Reading Room, Raymond Lifchez and Judith Stronach Exhibition Cases<br /> 210 Wurster Hall, University of California, Berkeley<br /> <br /> Information, Hours, Directions<br /> 510-642-4818<br /> www.lib.berkeley.edu/ENVI/hours.html http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=103387&date=2016-09-29 RefWorks: Citation Management, Sep 29 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=101341&date=2016-09-29 Citation management software can help organize citations and make writing papers easier. This workshop will cover importing citations, formatting references/footnotes and reference lists/bibliographies in Google Docs, and using a wide variety of citation styles. http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=101341&date=2016-09-29 Homecoming, Sep 30-Oct 2, 2016 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=102929&date=2016-09-30 Homecoming is UC Berkeley’s premier annual gathering for thousands of alumni and parents. Come to campus for three days of alumni parties, family events, lectures and other exciting learning opportunities, special tours, open houses, the Homecoming football game, and much more. http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=102929&date=2016-09-30 Brain Imaging: From Macro to Micro, Sep 30 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=101938&date=2016-09-30 Image registration and machine learning are brought together to help researches better understand Alzheimer's disease (AD) using ex-vivo tissue images. We use registration algorithms to build high-resolution whole-brain histology volumes that allow researchers to visualize and measure macroscopic features, such as volume, even in deep brain structures not visible in standard brain MRI. On the other hand, we use machine learning to automate cell detection and counting on microscopy images, thus improving researchers productivity when assessing microscopic tissue features. These tools are put together to study two elusive brain structures, the Locus Coeruleos (LC) and Dorsal Raphe nucleus (DRN), which are highly affected by AD even during early stages of the diseas but are rarely seen in MRI and other brain-imaging modalities due to their reduced size. In this talk, I’m going to present our current results in high-resolution registration and the challenges posed by this task, together with our results on segmentation of LC and DRN microscopy images using machine learning techniques. http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=101938&date=2016-09-30 New Oral History Research Series: "Too Proud to Whitewash: Race and Power in Charleston and the South", Oct 3 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=102042&date=2016-10-03 The Oral History Center of The Bancroft Library throughout the academic year hosts occasional presentations of the most current and interesting oral history-based research being conducted today. <br /> <br /> In this first "brown-bag" presentation of the year, Sonoma State historian Steve Estes will discuss his recently published book, "Charleston in Black and White: Race and Power in the South since the Civil Rights Movement" (University of North Carolina Press, 2015) and the key role oral histories play in it. http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=102042&date=2016-10-03 Ethnic Studies Library Open House, Oct 3 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=102982&date=2016-10-03 Everyone is invited to meet library staff, see the collections, tour the library, and view the latest exhibit. Light refreshments will be served. http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=102982&date=2016-10-03 EndNote Essentials: A Hands On Citation Management Workshop: Part 1, Oct 4 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=101426&date=2016-10-04 EndNote is a bibliographic management software program that helps you organize the citations you find when doing research. It also lets you quickly insert these citations into your paper or report and converts them into any of thousands of different styles with a click or two, saving you hours of time when you write your papers.<br /> <br /> You will get to practice some of the basic features in EndNote in this class. This training will include hands-on learning.<br /> <br /> Features covered include:<br /> <br /> *Adding references to EndNote from PubMed, Web of Science, and other databases<br /> *Organizing your references into groups or folders<br /> *Using EndNote with Microsoft Word to instantly add references to your document in any of 1000s of citations styles<br /> ...and more!<br /> <br /> PLEASE NOTE: Bring your own laptop (required). Be sure that it has MS Word loaded. You will also need to download the free trial version of EndNote from http://endnote.com/ before the class unless you already have this program. http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=101426&date=2016-10-04 Social Network Analysis in the Bronze Age, Oct 4 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=102497&date=2016-10-04 Guest: Adam Anderson<br /> Topic: Social Network Analysis in the Bronze Age<br /> <br /> BIDS Tea is hosted on select Tuesdays from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. At each event, an invited person or group will spend 5–10 minutes discussing a data science project or problem followed by time for discussion and networking. http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=102497&date=2016-10-04 Book Talk: An American Genocide, Oct 4 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=102794&date=2016-10-04 Please join us for an engaging talk by Professor Benjamin Madley, who will be visiting UC Berkeley to speak about his new book, An American Genocide: The United States and the California Indian Catastrophe, 1846-1873 (Yale University Press, 2016).<br /> <br /> This book takes readers into pre-contact California and through a Gold Rush which stirred white vigilante violence. Over the course of three decades in the 1800s, 80% of California Indians were slaughtered—over 120,000 people—with the complicity of state and federal government. As the US Army responded to local government and vigilante action, state and federal governments spent over $1,700,000 on campaigns against California Indians. <br /> <br /> In this talk, Madley asks what makes a genocide, taking us through historical methods that can be used to explore other genocides in America and beyond. Copies of his book will be on sale at the event. http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=102794&date=2016-10-04 Maps and More: conversation with local mapmaker, Tom Harrison, Oct 5 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=102819&date=2016-10-05 Please join us for a presentation by local mapmaker Tom Harrison. We will hear about his process for making maps and view many examples of his work in our collection. http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=102819&date=2016-10-05 Forgetting Vietnam, Oct 5 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=102873&date=2016-10-05 Movies @ Moffitt happen on the first Wednesday of each month of the semester. M@M events are free.<br /> <br /> Synopsis...<br /> Influential anti-imperialist and feminist theorist, filmmaker and Cal professor Trinh T. Minh-ha creates a dialogue between fact and fiction in this exploration of Vietnam four decades after the end of the war. Over the course of the film, she interweaves myth with observation, deconstructs national identity into its most basic symbolic elements and re-constructs personal and political memory of place, trauma and dynamism. http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=102873&date=2016-10-05 Finding Health Statistics and Data, Oct 6 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=101340&date=2016-10-06 Participants in this workshop will learn about some of the issues surrounding the collection of health statistics, and will also learn about authoritative sources of health statistics and data. We will look at tools that let you create custom tables of vital statistics (birth, death, etc.), disease statistics, health behavior statistics, and more. The focus will be on US statistics, but sources of non-US statistics will be covered as well. <br /> Whether you need a quick fact or a data set to analyze, this workshop will help you find relevant sources. Students will have a chance to explore some of these tools in class, so please bring your laptop. http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=101340&date=2016-10-06 Story Hour in the Library featuring Karen Joy Fowler, Oct 6 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=101448&date=2016-10-06 Karen Joy Fowler, author of both novels and short story collections, has been described as “a captivating and good-hearted satirist.” Her six warmly-received novels include the bestselling <i>The Jane Austen Book Club</i> and most recently, <i>We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves</i>. Fowler’s books have received many awards including the Commonwealth Medal, Winner of the 2014 PEN/Faulkner Award, and shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize. Fowler and her husband live in Santa Cruz, California. http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=101448&date=2016-10-06 Telling Your Data Story with Bokeh, Oct 7 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=102901&date=2016-10-07 Bokeh is a data visualization library that gives you the power of custom interactive visualizations that you can publish on the web but lets you build them in python. It can also be used as an exploratory data analysis tool, and staying in the language of your analysis means that you can move seamlessly into presentation. This can be very powerful. In this talk Sarah will cover the following:<br /> <br /> -Some of Bokeh's capabilities for data exploration<br /> -How visualizations can be a tool to present your analysis in a way that is understandable to non-specialists without dumbing down your content<br /> -How to build up your data story with Bokeh<br /> -Building up a sophisticated interactive graphic using Bokeh http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=102901&date=2016-10-07 "Ecosystems of California" Author Celebration, Oct 7 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=102636&date=2016-10-07 Join us for a reception and panel discussion with UC Berkeley contributors to the book <i>Ecosystems of California</i> (UC Press 2016). http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=102636&date=2016-10-07 "Ecosystems of California" Author Celebration, Oct 7 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=103176&date=2016-10-07 Join us for a reception and panel discussion with UC Berkeley contributors to the book "Ecosystems of California" (UC Press 2016).<br /> <br /> Open to audience: All Audiences<br /> <br /> Attendance restrictions: The Library attempts to offer programs in accessible, barrier-free settings. If you think you may require disability-related accommodations, please contact: Bioscience Librarians, 510-642-0456; bios@library.berkeley.edu.<br /> <br /> Refreshments: Light refreshments http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=103176&date=2016-10-07 Natural Language Processing for Python with NLTK, Oct 11 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=103362&date=2016-10-11 This Week's The Hacker Within<br /> <br /> Topic: Natural Language Processing for Python with NLTK<br /> Speaker: Christopher Hench<br /> <br /> http://thehackerwithin.github.io/berkeley/<br /> <br /> This is a weekly meeting for sharing skills and best practices for scientific computation. Based on The Hacker Within Scientific Computing Group from the University of Wisconsin–Madison, the UC Berkeley chapter uses this as a structured set of skill-sharing sessions for scientific software development (e.g., testing, data management, version control, literate programming, etc. ) The goal is to learn cool skills and incorporate these practices into our workflows. People from all scientific disciplines are welcome. This meeting would be a great venue for describing neat tips and tricks for efficiency, introducing new libraries, showing off useful features of a scientific code you're using, or bringing up a computational problem you're having.<br /> <br /> Participating is really easy: <br /> <br /> -First, you'll show up. <br /> -At 4:00 p.m., there will be tutorial/discussion about a scientific computation topic. <br /> -Next, there will be a time for a couple of lightning talks, which are five- to ten-minute blasts of information about a particular topic or question of interest to the group.<br /> -Feel free to hang around and discuss your needs and current projects with other attendees.<br /> <br /> To volunteer to give a talk, just let the listhost know by email at ucb-hacker-within@lists.berkeley.edu. http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=103362&date=2016-10-11 Data Visualization, Oct 12 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=101376&date=2016-10-12 A well-designed figure can have a huge impact on the communication of research results. This workshop will introduce key principles and resources for visualizing data:<br /> <br /> - Choosing when to use a visualization<br /> - Selecting the best visualization type for your data<br /> - Choosing design elements that increase clarity and impact<br /> - Avoiding visualization issues that obscure or distort data<br /> - Finding tools for generating visualizations<br /> - Concepts and guidelines to follow when creating maps http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=101376&date=2016-10-12 EndNote Part 2: A Hands On Citation Management Workshop, Oct 13 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=101429&date=2016-10-13 EndNote is a bibliographic management software program that helps you organize the citations you find when doing research. It also lets you quickly insert these citations into your paper or report and converts them into any of thousands of different styles with a click or two, saving you hours of time when you write your papers.<br /> <br /> You will get to practice some of the more advanced features in EndNote in this class. This training will include hands-on learning.<br /> <br /> PLEASE NOTE: Bring your own laptop (required). Be sure that it has MS Word loaded. You will also need to download the free trial version of EndNote from http://endnote.com/ before the class unless you already have this program.<br /> <br /> If you missed the first class and wish to catch up before attending Part 2, try the exercises at:<br /> http://guides.lib.berkeley.edu/ld.php?content_id=15816777 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=101429&date=2016-10-13 Stealing some of Wikimedia's Principles to Democratizing Programming, Oct 14 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=103361&date=2016-10-14 Programming is an essentially complex activity—writing code is not easy in the same way writing a book is not easy. However, there is a lot of accidental complexity around writing code that can and should be eliminated. Classical examples of this include<br /> <br /> -Installing things (Dependency hell! You need a different compiler! Wrong versions!)<br /> -Terminal text editors (You mean this works completely different than everything else I have used?)<br /> -Ssh (Try it on Windows! What is screen?)<br /> -Publishing your work (So there is git, and you might hear of github, but you really should use gerrit/gogs/phabricator/gitlab)<br /> -Deployment (I need to do what to let my friends use this?)<br /> <br /> We're locking out a ton of really smart and resourceful people by making them jump through the equivalent of having to learn to write in perfect iambic parameter before being allowed to write up a shopping list. There is a ton of low-hanging fruit in terms of eliminating accidental complexity from specific types of programming tasks. This lecture talks about a few such efforts, stealing princples from the Wikimedia movement to democratize access to programming power. http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=103361&date=2016-10-14 Kintsugi: A Japanese approach to ceramic repair, Oct 14 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=100168&date=2016-10-14 Kintsugi is a time consuming and technical process to repair ceramic using lacquer and a metal finish. The repaired piece is usually more valuable and aesthetically pleasing than before the repair. Kintsugi dates back to about the 15th. century and is closely related to makie. The damaged area is covered in gold or silver which pulls the eye to the repair and in effect celebrates the imperfection of the piece. A ceramic piece repaired with kintsugi embodies the contradiction that a damaged vessel is more beautiful and valuable than a 'whole' vessel. <br /> This talk will focus on the steps in the process and the materials used. I will also spend some time on how kintsugi came into being as a repair technique. <br /> <br /> <b>David Morrison Pike</b> has lived in Nara, Japan since 1994. He did an apprenticeship with Naoki Kawabuchi in ceramics from 1996-1999 and continues to make ceramics and fire them in 2 large, wood fueled kilns. He became interested in kintsugi through attending Japanese antiques auctions for which he holds a Japanese antiques dealers license. He has worked with kintsugi since 2008 and has been giving workshops in the U.S. and Japan since 2013. He repairs his own ceramic pieces, antiques, and does repairs for broken pieces through <a href="http://www.kintugi.com/">his website</a>.<br /> <br /> Wheelchair accessible | This event is free and open to the public http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=100168&date=2016-10-14 Brown Gallery Opening, Oct 14 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=103340&date=2016-10-14 Brown Gallery viewing of the exhibit from 5 to 5:30pm<br /> Welcome & introduction at 5:30pm with Liladhar Pendse, Exhibit Curator<br /> with special guest speakers Ron Turner & Ivy Mills, Ph.D. <br /> Enjoy the exhibit 6:30-7pm<br /> <br /> Ron Turner is the founder of the Last Gasp, a book and underground comics publisher and distributor based in San Francisco. <br /> UC Berkeley Lecturer Ivy Mills, Ph.D. specializes in the visual and literary cultures of Africa and the African diaspora. http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=103340&date=2016-10-14 Music, Race, Popular Culture, Oct 17 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=102731&date=2016-10-17 The Art of Cultural Criticism is a yearlong series of conversations featuring some of the most innovative and incisive writers on culture in its various forms — including visual art, film, old and new media, music, and literature.<br /> <br /> Jeff Chang is executive director of the Institute for Diversity in the Arts and author of Can’t Stop Won’t Stop: A History of the Hip-Hop Generation, Who We Be: The Colorization of America, and the forthcoming We Gon’ Be Alright: Notes on Race and Resegregation.<br /> <br /> Hua Hsu is a contributing writer for the New Yorker, where he covers music, culture, and politics. An associate professor of English at Vassar College, he is the author of A Floating Chinaman: Fantasy and Failure Across the Pacific.<br /> <br /> Sponsored by the Townsend Center for the Humanities, the Arts+Design Initiative, the Arts Research Center, and the Art of Writing. http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=102731&date=2016-10-17 Urban Magnetometry Data, Oct 18 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=102499&date=2016-10-18 Guests: Vincent Dumont<br /> Topic: Urban Magnetometry Data<br /> <br /> BIDS Tea is hosted on select Tuesdays from 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. At each event, an invited person or group will spend 5–10 minutes discussing a data science project or problem followed by time for discussion and networking. http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=102499&date=2016-10-18 Parallelization in Python, Oct 18 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=102504&date=2016-10-18 This Week's The Hacker Within<br /> <br /> Topic: Parallelization in Python<br /> Speaker: Remi Lehe<br /> <br /> http://thehackerwithin.github.io/berkeley/<br /> <br /> This is a weekly meeting for sharing skills and best practices for scientific computation. Based on The Hacker Within Scientific Computing Group from the University of Wisconsin–Madison, the UC Berkeley chapter uses this as a structured set of skill-sharing sessions for scientific software development (e.g., testing, data management, version control, literate programming, etc. ) The goal is to learn cool skills and incorporate these practices into our workflows. People from all scientific disciplines are welcome. This meeting would be a great venue for describing neat tips and tricks for efficiency, introducing new libraries, showing off useful features of a scientific code you're using, or bringing up a computational problem you're having.<br /> <br /> Participating is really easy: <br /> <br /> -First, you'll show up. <br /> -At 4:00 p.m., there will be tutorial/discussion about a scientific computation topic. <br /> -Next, there will be a time for a couple of lightning talks, which are five- to ten-minute blasts of information about a particular topic or question of interest to the group.<br /> -Feel free to hang around and discuss your needs and current projects with other attendees.<br /> <br /> To volunteer to give a talk, just let the listhost know by email at ucb-hacker-within@lists.berkeley.edu. http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=102504&date=2016-10-18 Berkeley Writers at Work, Oct 20 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=102487&date=2016-10-20 Geoffrey Nunberg, Professor at UC Berkeley’s School of Information, will be the 2016 featured writer in the “Berkeley Writers at Work” series. The event will take place on Thursday, October 20, from noon to 1:30 pm in the Morrison Library, 101 Main Library.<br /> <br /> Professor Nunberg’s research interests include work in semantics and pragmatics, text classification, normative grammar, and written-language structure. He also works and writes on the social and cultural implications of new technology.<br /> <br /> Regular listeners to the popular Fresh Air program on NPR are familiar with Nunberg’s insightful and witty features on language. He is the author of, among other books, Ascent of the A-Word, The Years of Talking Dangerously, Talking Right, Going Nucular, and The Way We Talk Now. Additionally, he has published widely in both scholarly and general-interest publications. <br /> <br /> About Ascent of the A-Word, Glenn C. Altschuler writes in the San Francisco Chronicle, “Nunberg dissects his subject with style and surgical precision.” Publishers Weekly calls the book “An engaging blend of linguistics, analysis, and social commentary that breaks down the important place [the a-word] occupies in our language and culture.” And Booklist calls it “An intelligent and wide-ranging study of linguistics, ideas, and social trends.”<br /> <br /> Nunberg is the emeritus chair of the usage panel of the American Heritage Dictionary. He has written on language and social trends for The Atlantic, the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, and the New York Times. He also contributes to the blog Language Log.<br /> <br /> The “Berkeley Writers at Work” series provides a venue for campus writers to talk about their writing process—from getting ideas, to drafting, to revising. On October 20 Professor Nunberg will read from his work, be interviewed about his writing process, and answer questions from the audience.<br /> <br /> The event is free and open to the public. For more information on “Berkeley Writers at Work,” visit http://writing.berkeley.edu/resource/berkeley-writers-work. http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=102487&date=2016-10-20 Becoming More Productive: Workflow Strategies for Grad Students, Oct 21 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=101377&date=2016-10-21 In this workshop, graduate students from the Life and Health Sciences will present a range of strategies for overcoming productivity challenges.<br /> <br /> Intended Audience: Graduate students in the Life & Health Sciences<br /> <br /> <b>Speakers</b><br /> <br /> <b>Diya Das<br /> PhD student in Molecular and Cell Biology</b><br /> Diya will speak about how to simultaneously tackle both personal and academic projects composed of many tasks with vague deadlines. Diya will specifically discuss how to take advantage of your work style to make both reasonable and flexible to-do lists that keep your projects on-track.<br /> <br /> <b>Tara Benesch<br /> M.D./M.S. student at the Joint Medical Program</b><br /> Tara will focus on strategies for making time when you think you have none, using multitasking to your advantage, and staying healthy in the midst of chaos. Strategies include smart scheduling to avoid burnout, meal-prep and exercise strategies, and discovering your best work style.<br /> <br /> <b>Heidi Wipf<br /> PhD student in Plant and Microbial Biology</b><br /> Heidi will address challenges with balancing personal, work, and broader community responsibilities. Heidi will demonstrate tools and practices for time management and will include strategies for goal-setting, building up a good support system, and stress reduction. <br /> <br /> <b>Vicky Gomez<br /> DrPH student in Public Health</b><br /> Vicky will share insight on the challenges of being a doctoral student while concurrently juggling a full course load, developing original research, and working in her field. She will also share tips, tools and inspiration for being your best self. http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=101377&date=2016-10-21 The Web Is Changing What We Publish, How We Publish, and What Happens after Publication, Oct 21 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=103765&date=2016-10-21 The world wide web was developed by Tim Berners-Lee to facilitate communication between researchers. A quarter of a century later, the web is beginning to deliver on its promise for academics. Tech-savvy organizations are shifting the landscape. "What we publish" is changing with repositories (figshare, Dryad, protocols.io). "How we publish" is changing with the opening up of peer reviews (F1000 Research, PeerJ, eLife), preprints (bioRxiv, arXiv, F1000 Research), and the mega-journal (PLOS ONE, F1000 Research, PeerJ, and others). Equally exciting is the tranformation of what happens after publication: post-publication peer review (PubPeer, Twitter, blogs), automated literature discovery (GoogleScholar, PubChase, Readcube, Mendeley), and versioning (F1000 Research, bioRxiv, fishare, Dryad, protocols.io). Combined, these are rapidly encroaching on the traditional roles of the publisher—facilitating peer review, enabling communication of results, and ensuring discovery by readers. The tech-driven shift is both an opportunity and a threat to the 350-year-old publishing industry. http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=103765&date=2016-10-21 Digital Humanities for Tomorrow, Oct 24 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=103757&date=2016-10-24 Join a conversation among digital humanities researchers and stakeholders about the future of your DH research. <br /> <br /> How are you currently preserving (or not) your own DH work? <br /> How do you maintain it?<br /> What will happen to your work after you move on?<br /> What does DH preservation look like?<br /> What is most important for you in ensuring your work is available to forthcoming scholars?<br /> How can the University Library and DH group support your goals?<br /> <br /> Space at this special DH salon is limited, so please register in advance. http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=103757&date=2016-10-24 Copyright and Your Dissertation, Oct 24 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=103756&date=2016-10-24 Discover a workflow for addressing content you wish to include in your dissertation. Consider how best to share your work. Understand the intellectual property rights you'll have as an author. http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=103756&date=2016-10-24 Publishing Your Dissertation, Oct 25 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=103758&date=2016-10-25 Learn what happens once you submit your dissertation, how to shape your dissertation's impact through open access, and go about publishing your first book. http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=103758&date=2016-10-25 The Python Olympics, Oct 25 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=102505&date=2016-10-25 This Week's The Hacker Within<br /> <br /> Topic: The Python Olympics<br /> Speaker: John Bohannon<br /> <br /> http://thehackerwithin.github.io/berkeley/<br /> <br /> This is a weekly meeting for sharing skills and best practices for scientific computation. Based on The Hacker Within Scientific Computing Group from the University of Wisconsin–Madison, the UC Berkeley chapter uses this as a structured set of skill-sharing sessions for scientific software development (e.g., testing, data management, version control, literate programming, etc. ) The goal is to learn cool skills and incorporate these practices into our workflows. People from all scientific disciplines are welcome. This meeting would be a great venue for describing neat tips and tricks for efficiency, introducing new libraries, showing off useful features of a scientific code you're using, or bringing up a computational problem you're having.<br /> <br /> Participating is really easy: <br /> <br /> -First, you'll show up. <br /> -At 4:00 p.m., there will be tutorial/discussion about a scientific computation topic. <br /> -Next, there will be a time for a couple of lightning talks, which are five- to ten-minute blasts of information about a particular topic or question of interest to the group.<br /> -Feel free to hang around and discuss your needs and current projects with other attendees.<br /> <br /> To volunteer to give a talk, just let the listhost know by email at ucb-hacker-within@lists.berkeley.edu. http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=102505&date=2016-10-25 Author Book Talk: Richard Register, Oct 25 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=103588&date=2016-10-25 Author of Ecocity Berkeley and Ecocities, Richard Register’s new book explores nature’s economics is the foundation for human economics and survival. This book confronts our nature-suffocating numbers, our agricultural system, and our built environment of cities, towns and villages. Richard will discuss a range of topics from the economics of sunshine, to fossil fuel, to cities defining a new natural economics as a form of self-help for people and other living forms dependent on the earth.<br /> <br /> The Library attempts to offer programs in accessible, barrier-free settings. If you think you may require disability-related accommodations, please contact David Eifler (510-643-7422) two weeks prior to the event. http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=103588&date=2016-10-25 EndNote Drop In, Oct 27 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=103810&date=2016-10-27 Stop by to solve your EndNote problems. Bring your laptop or use our PCs to access your EndNote Citations. http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=103810&date=2016-10-27 Increase and Track Your Scholarly Impact, Oct 27 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=103759&date=2016-10-27 Discover strategies and tips for preparing and promoting your scholarship, and the best ways to monitor and increase your citations and success. http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=103759&date=2016-10-27 It Takes a Village to Build a Society with 100% More Seniors, Oct 27 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=103785&date=2016-10-27 As baby-boomers reach retirement age, how is society preparing for the 100% growth in the number of seniors in America (from 35 million in 2000 to 72 million in 2030)? Forty years ago, there used to be 5 workers for each retiree. If present trends continue, there will be only 2 workers for every retiree by the year 2030. How is the system going to cope with a doubling in the linear growth of social security expenses and the exponential growth in the costs of Medicare? Can we build a more efficient, socially-active and supporting society? We present a solution that empowers seniors around mutual-support local communities called “villages". http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=103785&date=2016-10-27 Current Topics in Data Publishing, Oct 28 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=103760&date=2016-10-28 Panel presentations address current data publishing issues, such as: Why should you publish your data? What tools can you use for publishing data so that your research is transparent and reproducible? How can you publish data that have access restrictions? What challenges do researchers face when publishing data? How should you license the data you publish? How can the University Library and D-Lab support your data publishing needs? http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=103760&date=2016-10-28 Current Topics in Data Publishing, Oct 28 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=103766&date=2016-10-28 Presented by the UC Berkeley Library and the D-Lab as part of Open Access Week 2016<br /> <br /> Panel presentations address:<br /> -Why should you publish your data?<br /> -What tools can you use for publishing data so that your research is transparent and reproducible?<br /> -How can you publish data that have access restrictions?<br /> -What challenges do researchers face when publishing their data?<br /> -How should you license the data you publish?<br /> -How can the University Library and D-Lab support your data publishing needs?<br /> <br /> <br /> Preregistration requested: http://bit.ly/1028datapublish http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=103766&date=2016-10-28 Hands-On 6, Oct 28 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=103092&date=2016-10-28 Artists' books defy conventional "reading" and involve the viewer though sight, touch, and physical manipulation. Too often locked behind exhibit cases, Hands On events make them available for you to touch, turn pages, and explore. <br /> <br /> Our artists books are also available for viewing during reference desk hours, usually 1-5 Monday - Friday. While no appointment is necessary, you may want to contact us ahead of time to ensure their availability. <br /> <br /> The Library attempts to offer programs in accessible, barrier-free settings. If you think you may require disability-related accommodations, please contact the event sponsor -- ideally at least two weeks prior to the event. The event sponsor is David Eifler, 510-643-7422, deifler@berkeley.edu. http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=103092&date=2016-10-28 Hands-On 6: Never Before Seen Artists' Books, Oct 28 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=103724&date=2016-10-28 Artists' books defy conventional "reading" and involve the viewer though sight, touch, and physical manipulation. Too often locked behind exhibit cases, Hands On events make them available for you to touch, turn pages, and explore. Twenty artists' books will be on display for you to interact with. Light refreshments will be served.<br /> <br /> The Library attempts to offer programs in accessible, barrier-free settings. If you think you may require disability-related accommodations, please contact the event sponsor -- ideally at least two weeks prior to the event. The event sponsor is David Eifler, 510-643-7422, deifler@berkeley.edu. http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=103724&date=2016-10-28 War Ink, Nov 1, 2016-May 1, 2017 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=104032&date=2016-11-01 Photographs from the celebrated War Ink Project will be on display in Berkeley’s Doe Library in November. The exhibit features striking images of tattoos that express the impact of combat experiences on California veterans. Jason Deitch, co-creator of War Ink and a Cal veteran, hopes the display will “bridge the divide between the veterans and civilian communities.” The project is “both exhibit and forum, using tattoos as a springboard for California veterans to share their stories,” Deitch explains.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://bit.ly/2eetC7N">Read more about the War Ink project and people</a> http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=104032&date=2016-11-01 Physical Computing, Nov 1 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=102506&date=2016-11-01 This Week's The Hacker Within<br /> <br /> Topic: Physical Computing<br /> Speaker: Brandon Curtis<br /> <br /> http://thehackerwithin.github.io/berkeley/<br /> <br /> This is a weekly meeting for sharing skills and best practices for scientific computation. Based on The Hacker Within Scientific Computing Group from the University of Wisconsin–Madison, the UC Berkeley chapter uses this as a structured set of skill-sharing sessions for scientific software development (e.g., testing, data management, version control, literate programming, etc. ) The goal is to learn cool skills and incorporate these practices into our workflows. People from all scientific disciplines are welcome. This meeting would be a great venue for describing neat tips and tricks for efficiency, introducing new libraries, showing off useful features of a scientific code you're using, or bringing up a computational problem you're having.<br /> <br /> Participating is really easy: <br /> <br /> -First, you'll show up. <br /> -At 4:00 p.m., there will be tutorial/discussion about a scientific computation topic. <br /> -Next, there will be a time for a couple of lightning talks, which are five- to ten-minute blasts of information about a particular topic or question of interest to the group.<br /> -Feel free to hang around and discuss your needs and current projects with other attendees.<br /> <br /> To volunteer to give a talk, just let the listhost know by email at ucb-hacker-within@lists.berkeley.edu. http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=102506&date=2016-11-01 Christopher Bollas, Psychoanalyst and Writer, Nov 1 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=100873&date=2016-11-01 Christopher Bollas, the most influential psychoanalyst writing in English today, asserts that mental life is innately hazardous. The steps we take through childhood are marked by mentally painful episodes that constitute ordinary breakdowns in the self. Adolescence stands as the most painful such period, during which some of the major disturbances of self arise including anorexia, schizophrenia, bipolarity, and sociopathy. Rather than approaching mental pain as a condition to be ignored, minimized, or suppressed through medication, Bollas examines it as a constitutive element of human psychic development.<br /> <br /> Bollas is this year’s Avenali Chair in the Humanities, and he spends the first week of November 2016 in residence at the Townsend Center. He is the author of numerous books, including Being a Character: Psychoanalysis and Self Experience and When the Sun Bursts: The Enigma of Schizophrenia. The Christopher Bollas Reader was published by Routledge in 2011. Bollas’s work has made wide-ranging contributions to the fields of psychoanalytic theory and clinical technique, while also engaging broadly with art, culture, history, and politics.<br /> <br /> Bollas earned a BA in history from UC Berkeley, a PhD in English literature from SUNY Buffalo, and a Master of Social Work from Smith College, before completing his psychoanalytic training at London’s Tavistock Clinic and with the British Psychoanalytical Society. A practicing psychoanalyst for over four decades, Bollas served as director of education at the Austen Riggs Center in Stockbridge, Massachusetts, and as a faculty member in the Department of English at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.<br /> <br /> The Avenali Lecture is free and open to the public. http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=100873&date=2016-11-01 The Gardener and the Carpenter: A Book Talk with Alison Gopnik, Nov 1 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=103511&date=2016-11-01 Social Science Matrix and the UC Berkeley Education Psychology Library are proud to present Alison Gopnik, professor of psychology and an affiliate professor of philosophy at UC Berkeley, for a discussion of her new book, <a href="http://us.macmillan.com/thegardenerandthecarpenter/alisongopnik/9780374229702/"><i>The Gardener and the Carpenter</i></a>.<br /> <br /> A pioneering developmental psychologist and philosopher, Alison Gopnik is an internationally recognized leader in the study of children's learning and development. She writes the "Mind and Matter" column for <i>The Wall Street Journal</i> and is the author of <i>The Philosophical Baby</i> and coauthor of <i>The Scientist in the Crib</i>.<br /> <br /> In her latest book, <i>The Gardener and the Carpenter</i>, Gopnik argues that the twenty-first-century model of "parenting"—based on a goal of raising a particular kind of child and therefore a particular kind of adult—is profoundly wrong and potentially harmful to children and parents. Drawing on the study of human evolution and her own cutting-edge scientific research into how children learn, Gopnik shows that although caring for children is profoundly important, it is not a matter of shaping them to turn out a particular way. Rather, children are designed to be messy and unpredictable, playful and imaginative, and to be very different both from their parents and from each other. The variability and flexibility of childhood lets them innovate, create, and survive in an unpredictable world. "Parenting" won't make children learn, but caring parents let children learn by creating a secure, loving environment.<br /> <br /> <i>The Gardener and the Carpenter</i> has received rave reviews: The <i>Washington Post</i> called it "bracing and thoughtful," and <i>Financial Times</i> said it "should be required reading for anyone who is, or is thinking of becoming, a parent." (Additional reviews can be found at <a href="us.macmillan.com/thegardenerandthecarpenter/alisongopnik/9780374229702/">the book's website</a>.)<br /> <br /> Please join us on November 1, 2016 at 5:10PM. No RSVP required. <b>This event is free and open to the public.</b> <br /> <br /> <b>Copies of the book will be available for sale, courtesy of Mrs. Dalloway's Bookstore.</b> Please send any questions to Susan Edwards (sedwards@library.berkeley.edu) and/or Lynsay Skiba (lynsayskiba@berkeley.edu).<br /> <br /> The Library attempts to offer programs in accessible, barrier-free settings. If you think you may require disability-related accommodations, please contact the event sponsor, Susan Edwards (510-643-6224), ideally at least two weeks prior to the event. http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=103511&date=2016-11-01 Author Book Talk: Prof. Rene Davids, Nov 1 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=103589&date=2016-11-01 Prof. Davids will discuss the ways existing topography has shaped post-colonial urbanism in Latin America since pre-Columbian times. His book explores the interplay between built works and their geographies in various cities including Bogotá, Caracas, Mendoza, México D. F., Rio de Janeiro, Santiago de Chile, and Valparaíso.<br /> <br /> The Library attempts to offer programs in accessible, barrier-free settings. If you think you may require disability-related accommodations, please contact David Eifler (510-643-7422) two weeks prior to the event. http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=103589&date=2016-11-01 Moffitt Opens Up, Nov 2 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=103592&date=2016-11-02 During this opening celebration, the UC Berkeley community can explore the new snack-friendly space, experiment with emerging technology, and scope out Cal’s premier study spots. 24 hour access will begin Monday Nov. 28.<br /> <br /> The Moffitt Opens Up event will feature live acapella by Cal students, student art and a chance to meet the artists, and student demos of virtual reality, drones and 3D printing. Current Cal students can enter a raffle of iPad Airs, video cameras, wireless headphones, gift cards and more (student ID required).<br /> <br /> The top floors of the Moffitt Library, which have been under construction for a year, will offer Berkeley students exciting new study and collaboration spaces.<br /> <br /> The reimagined floors four and five are expected to become a top study destination, with technology services, a wide variety of flexible study and discovery spaces, and student-friendly policies. Studios equipped for Web conferencing and presentation practice are available, as well as an expanded tech help desk, a tech lending service, meeting rooms for group learning, and writeable glass walls to aid in collaboration and brainstorming. A wellness room and living room-like spaces round out the offerings, while expansive windows allow for abundant natural light and sweeping views of Memorial Glade.<br /> <br /> The Library attempts to offer programs in accessible, barrier-free settings. If you think you may require disability-related accommodations, please contact the event sponsor — ideally at least two weeks prior to the event. The event sponsor is Ashley Bacchi, 510-664-7737, abacchi@berkeley.edu. http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=103592&date=2016-11-02 A Place of Rage, Nov 2 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=104020&date=2016-11-02 Movies @ Moffitt happens on the first Wednesday of each month of the semester. M@M events are free.<br /> <br /> Synopsis...<br /> Filmmaker Pratibha Parmar's 1991 film uses interviews with Angela Davis, June Jordan and Alice Walker in order to examine the way African-American women have articulated the links between social movements including civil rights, Black power and feminism. This event will also feature a short segment from Beyonce's recent visual album Lemonade followed by an optional discussion concerning the search for a feminist aesthetic. http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=104020&date=2016-11-02 The Train Crash at the End of Time: Modernism and Fascism on the Korean Peninsula, Nov 3 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=101311&date=2016-11-03 Historian Yun Haedong has recently called for a rethinking of mid-20th century Korean history, extending the rubric of total mobilization from the beginning of the second Sino-Japanese War in 1937 past the dramatic events of liberation from colonial rule and onto the end of active fighting in the civil war in the mid-1950s. Whereas total mobilization refers more commonly to the fascist era of Japanese imperialism, presumed to have ended with Japan’s defeat in war. Yun argues for continuity across the colonial/postcolonial/Cold War divides marked by the formation of separate states on the peninsula in 1948. Yun’s provocative polemic is highly suggestive for a reconsideration of Korean literary texts and images, which have been sundered by the history of division—both temporal and spatial—into an implacable contest between realism and modernism. This talk takes an exploratory look at two writers—Yi T’aejun and Ch’oe Myŏngik—and their work from the late colonial and early post-Liberation periods. Acknowledged as masterly modernists during the colonial era, their work from the late 1940s is usually understood as having regressed under the influence of the North Korean society to which they moved (in the case of Yi) or stayed (Ch’oe) as the peninsula was partitioned by competing states. But can we think of their work through the era of the Asia-Pacific and Korean Wars as forming part of an ongoing modernist project? And what is at stake in doing so?<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> ABOUT JANET POOLE<br /> <br /> Janet Poole is Associate Professor in the Department of East Asian Studies at the University of Toronto. Her latest book, When the Future Disappears: The Modernist Imagination in Late Colonial Korea (Columbia University Press, 2014), writes the creative works of Korea’s writers into the history of global modernism, and colonialism into the history of fascism, through an exploration of the writings of poets, essay writers, fiction writers and philosophers from the final years of the Japanese empire. Her research and teaching interests lie in aesthetics in the broad context of colonialism and modernity, in history and theories of translation, and in the creative practice of literary translation. http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=101311&date=2016-11-03 Maps and More: Election Maps, Nov 4 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=102818&date=2016-11-04 Please join us for a pop-up exhibit of election maps past and present. http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=102818&date=2016-11-04 Open Source Computational Acoustics and Filter Design, Nov 4 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=104268&date=2016-11-04 In this brief talk, I will look at open source resources for computational acoustics (i.e., using computers to predict and control sound waves). Of interest to a more general audience is the open source resources in DSP and digital filter design. While Matlab is the industry standard, I have used Scientific Python, Lua, Julia, Pure Data, real-time Linux, FFTW, openFOAM, FAUST, and many other open source packages to design loudspeakers, filters, and complete systems. I will provide a brief overview of the strengths (and weaknesses) of the open source tools and look forward to learning about tools I may have missed. I have worked for 20+ years at the family business, Meyer Sound Laboratories, which is based in Berkeley CA. Meyer Sound manufactures professional loudspeakers and computer-based audio systems for large-scale concerts and performances (Metallica Tour, Cirque du Soliel, and locally the Fox theater, UC Theater, Berkeley Rep, Zellerbach hall, and many more). http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=104268&date=2016-11-04 Tambo Colorado Inca Architecture, Nov 4 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=104267&date=2016-11-04 Professor Protzen will be presenting his forthcoming book about Tambo Colorado Inca Architecture. http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=104267&date=2016-11-04 Neglected but not Forgotten: Nikkei Brazilian Returnees in Japan, Nov 4 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=104027&date=2016-11-04 Introduced by Keiko Yamanaka, Ethnic Studies, UC Berkeley<br /> Commented by Lilian Hatano, Kindai University, Osaka, Japan<br /> <br /> Presenters: Oleg Salamatov, Alejandro Serrano, Elizabeth Kim, Arisa Nakamura, Yubing Tian, UC Berkeley<br /> <br /> Hidden away amongst the myth of Japan’s homogenous society are various ethnic groups and immigrant communities struggling to find a place in a country that refuses to accept them.<br /> <br /> What are the barriers that keep them from obtaining membership to Japanese society? How does this affect the second generation of immigrants who call Japan home?<br /> <br /> The UCB-AIU Project Based Learning course participants conducted research in Japan this summer and will share their experiences as they interacted with these communities and listened as they told their stories on their journeys navigating their immigration and settlement at work, at school and at home.<br /> <br /> The presentation will conclude with a commentary by Professor Lilian Hatano who teaches in the Department of Applied Sociology at Kindai University, Japan, and researches the multiculturalization of Japan.<br /> <br /> Special Thanks to Akita International University.<br /> <br /> Free and open to the public • Wheelchair accessible http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=104027&date=2016-11-04 Moving Beyond "Thanks" to Understanding Experience, Nov 4 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=104022&date=2016-11-04 Photographs from the celebrated War Ink Project will be on display in Berkeley’s Doe Library in November. The exhibit features striking images of tattoos that express the impact of combat experiences on California veterans. Jason Deitch, co-creator of War Ink and a Cal veteran, hopes the display will “bridge the divide between the veterans and civilian communities.” <br /> <br /> In anticipation of Veterans Day and to mark the exhibit opening, please join Deitch, Trésor Bunker, current vice president of the Cal Veterans Group, and members of the Cal Veteran community in a panel discussion focused on improving communication among veterans and civilians.<br /> <br /> The program will incorporate personal experiences and methods for moving beyond stereotypical views of veterans and the often reflexive phrase “Thank you for your service” toward more meaningful communication as a key for improving reintegration after military service. There will be time to view the exhibit and to learn about the veterans pictured and the significance of the ink they wear.<br /> <br /> <a href="http://bit.ly/2eetC7N">Read more about the War Ink project and people</a> http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=104022&date=2016-11-04 NaNoWriMo 2016 - Come Write In at Doe Library!, Nov 6-13, 2016 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=104229&date=2016-11-06 Come Write In sessions are back at UC Berkeley. <br /> <br /> Have you ever thought about writing a novel, but just didn’t think you had the time? Well, a small group of friends from the East Bay dared themselves to finish their novels in 30 days back in 1999, and since then this humble non-profit, NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) has become a global event of epic proportions! 50,000 words in 30 days! Quantity over quality is the name of the game! Turn off your inner editor, let the words flow, and win!<br /> <br /> The folks over at nanowrimo.org created this worldwide community of writers and a support system of libraries, bookstores, and other neighborhood spaces all over the globe called Come Write In, where “Wrimos” gather and forge ahead towards their word count goals during their quest to win this incredible book-in-a-month contest. With all the collective, creative, positive energy of over 300,000+ participants, all writing together, winning is possible! <br /> <br /> So, finish that paper, mid-term or lab report and come join us!<br /> <br /> Sign up at nanowrimo.org and join the East Bay Home Region to see the calendar of events and further details for the UC Berkeley Doe Library location. Contact the event host with any questions.<br /> <br /> The Library attempts to offer programs in accessible, barrier-free settings. If you think you may require disability-related accommodations, please contact Shannon Monroe at least two weeks prior to the event at <a href="mailto:smonroe@berkeley.edu">smonroe@berkeley.edu</a>, 510-643-6151. http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=104229&date=2016-11-06 matplotlib, Nov 8 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=103364&date=2016-11-08 This Week's The Hacker Within<br /> <br /> Topic: matplotlib<br /> Speaker: Yu Feng<br /> <br /> http://thehackerwithin.github.io/berkeley/<br /> <br /> This is a weekly meeting for sharing skills and best practices for scientific computation. Based on The Hacker Within Scientific Computing Group from the University of Wisconsin–Madison, the UC Berkeley chapter uses this as a structured set of skill-sharing sessions for scientific software development (e.g., testing, data management, version control, literate programming, etc. ) The goal is to learn cool skills and incorporate these practices into our workflows. People from all scientific disciplines are welcome. This meeting would be a great venue for describing neat tips and tricks for efficiency, introducing new libraries, showing off useful features of a scientific code you're using, or bringing up a computational problem you're having.<br /> <br /> Participating is really easy: <br /> <br /> -First, you'll show up. <br /> -At 4:00 p.m., there will be tutorial/discussion about a scientific computation topic. <br /> -Next, there will be a time for a couple of lightning talks, which are five- to ten-minute blasts of information about a particular topic or question of interest to the group.<br /> -Feel free to hang around and discuss your needs and current projects with other attendees.<br /> <br /> To volunteer to give a talk, just let the listhost know by email at ucb-hacker-within@lists.berkeley.edu. http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=103364&date=2016-11-08 Zotero Workshop, Nov 9 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=104265&date=2016-11-09 Citation management software can help organize research results and make writing papers easier by quickly creating properly formatted bibliographies and footnotes.<br /> <br /> Learn how to use this easy citation manager for Firefox, Safari and Chrome. The workshop will cover importing citations, exporting bibliographies, sharing resources for working groups, and using a wide variety of citation styles. <br /> No need to register, just come. www.zotero.org http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=104265&date=2016-11-09 Scrivener: Software for Writers Workshop, Nov 10 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=104276&date=2016-11-10 Want a better way to tackle your long writing project? Scrivener can help! Scrivener is a software program that breaks down your writing into manageable "chunks" and keeps all of your research, brainstorming, and writing in a single conceptual workspace. Use Scrivener for your thesis, dissertation, book project, novel, or any longer writing project. <a href="http://www.chronicle.com/blogs/profhacker/scrivener-scrivening-scriverastic/23026">Read more</a> about Scrivener. <br /> <br /> Please <a href="https://goo.gl/forms/8yCsfvMtsuy5SyUm1">register</a> in advance. http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=104276&date=2016-11-10 Literature as a Translational Process: Translation and the Formation of Modern Literatures, Nov 10 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=101456&date=2016-11-10 This talk will discuss the meanings and functions that translation generated for modern national literatures during their formative period to reconsider literature as part of a dynamic translational process of negotiating foreign values. By examining the triadic literary and cultural relations among Russia, Japan, and colonial Korea, Cho highlights translation as a radical and ineradicable part—not merely a catalyst or complement—of modern national literature. Cho also emphasizes a shared sensibility and literary experience in East Asia, which referred to Russia as a significant other in the formation of its own modern literatures, and thus rethinks the way modern literature developed in Korea and East Asia. While national canons are founded on amnesia regarding their process of formation, framing literature from the beginning as a process rather than an entity allows a more complex and accurate understanding of national literature formation in East Asia and may also provide a model for world literature today.<br /> <br /> <br /> <br /> ABOUT HEEKYOUNG CHO<br /> <br /> Heekyoung Cho is Assistant Professor in the Asian Languages and Literatures department at University of Washington. Her first book, Translation’s Forgotten History: Russian Literature, Japanese Mediation, and the Formation of Modern Korean Literature (Harvard University Press, 2016), investigates the meanings and functions that translation generated for modern national literatures during their formative period and reconsiders literature as part of a dynamic translational process of negotiating foreign values. Cho's research focuses on translation studies, seriality in cultural production, and popular culture and comics. http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=101456&date=2016-11-10 Story Hour in the Library featuring Frances Dinkelspiel, Nov 10 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=101449&date=2016-11-10 Frances Dinkelspiel is an award-winning journalist who cofounded the local news site Berkeleyside. Her work has appeared in the <i>New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, People</i> and elsewhere. Her first book <i>Towers of Gold: How One Jewish Immigrant Named Isaias Hellman Created California</i> was a <i>San Francisco Chronicle</i> bestseller and was named a Best Book of 2008 by the newspaper. Her second book, <i>Tangled Vines: Greed, Murder, Obsession, and an Arsonist in the Vineyards of California</i> was a <i>New York Times</i> bestseller and published in 2015 to rave reviews. http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=101449&date=2016-11-10 New Oral History Research Series: "Making Sense of My World Through Oral History", Nov 14 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=104263&date=2016-11-14 Berkeley Ethnic Studies Professor David Montejano joins us our second brown-bag presentation of the semester. Montejano will be speaking about his decades-spanning work as a historian and sociologist and the role oral history has played in his work. <br /> <br /> Dr. Montejano's major areas of interest include Comparative and Historical Sociology, Political Sociology, Social Change, Race and Ethnic Relations, and Community Studies. A native of San Antonio, he received a B.A. from the University of Texas at Austin and two Masters and a Ph.D. from Yale University. Dr. Montejano is the author of the prizewinning historical overview, Anglos and Mexicans in the Making of Texas, 1836-1986 (Austin: Univ of Texas Press, 1987; 7th Printing, 1999). The book also has been translated and published in Mexico (Mexico City: Editorial Alianza, 1991). He has authored numerous scholarly articles and book chapters, and edited Chicano Politics and Society in the Late Twentieth Century (Austin: Univ of Texas Press, 1999). His most recent publication is Quixote's Soldiers: A Local History of the Chicano Movement, 1966-1981 (Univ of Texas Press, 2010). http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=104263&date=2016-11-14 Author Book Talk: Jason Corburn and Lee Riley, Nov 15 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=103590&date=2016-11-15 Slum Health exposes how and why slums can be unhealthy; reveals that not all slums are equal in terms of the hazards and health issues faced by residents; and suggests how slum dwellers, scientists, and social movements can come together to make slum life safer, more just, and healthier. Editors Jason Corburn and Lee Riley argue that valuing both new biologic and “street” science professional and lay knowledge—is crucial for improving the well being of the millions of urban poor living in slums. <br /> <br /> The Library attempts to offer programs in accessible, barrier-free settings. If you think you may require disability-related accommodations, please contact David Eifler (510-643-7422) two weeks prior to the event. http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=103590&date=2016-11-15 Los Transnacionales/The Transnationals, Nov 17 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=104161&date=2016-11-17 Everyone is welcome to an author reading event on the evening of November 17. Alvaro Ramirez and Edel Romay will read from their recent publications. Alvaro's Los Norteados contains short stories focusing on the transnational lives of Mexican migrants in the U.S. The stories in Edel's book, De cero a zero, cuento, also focus on boundaries, those between the reader and the author as well as boundaries within boundaries of human reality. Laura E. Pérez, Associate Professor of the Ethnic Studies Department, is the moderator. http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=104161&date=2016-11-17 Scalable Bayesian Inference with Hamiltonian Monte Carlo, Nov 18 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=104271&date=2016-11-18 Despite the promise of big data, inferences are often limited not by the size of the data but rather by systematic effects in its collection. Only by carefully modeling these effects can we take full advantage of the data—big data must be complemented with big models and the algorithms that can fit them. One such algorithm is Hamiltonian Monte Carlo, which exploits the inherent geometry of the posterior distribution to admit full Bayesian inference that scales to the complex models of practical interest. In this talk I will discuss the theoretical foundations of Hamiltonian Monte Carlo, elucidating the geometric nature of its scalable performance and stressing the properties critical to a robust implementation, and its practical implications in the computational library Stan. http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=104271&date=2016-11-18 SIX degrees exhibition talk, Nov 18 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=104291&date=2016-11-18 Come hear speakers Architect Cathy Simon, Landscape Architect Tito Patri, Architectural Historian Daniel Gregory, and Planner David Stein share stories about the personal and professional relationships existing between Bay Area Designers. http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=104291&date=2016-11-18 NaNoWriMo 2016 - Come Write In at Doe Library!, Nov 20 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=104703&date=2016-11-20 Come Write In sessions are back at UC Berkeley. <br /> <br /> Have you ever thought about writing a novel, but just didn’t think you had the time? Well, a small group of friends from the East Bay dared themselves to finish their novels in 30 days back in 1999, and since then this humble non-profit, NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) has become a global event of epic proportions! 50,000 words in 30 days! Quantity over quality is the name of the game! Turn off your inner editor, let the words flow, and win!<br /> <br /> The folks over at nanowrimo.org created this worldwide community of writers and a support system of libraries, bookstores, and other neighborhood spaces all over the globe called Come Write In, where “Wrimos” gather and forge ahead towards their word count goals during their quest to win this incredible book-in-a-month contest. With all the collective, creative, positive energy of over 300,000+ participants, all writing together, winning is possible! <br /> <br /> So, finish that paper, mid-term or lab report and come join us!<br /> <br /> Sign up at nanowrimo.org and join the East Bay Home Region to see the calendar of events and further details for the UC Berkeley Doe Library location. Contact the event host with any questions.<br /> <br /> The Library attempts to offer programs in accessible, barrier-free settings. If you think you may require disability-related accommodations, please contact Shannon Monroe at least two weeks prior to the event at smonroe@berkeley.edu, 510-643-6151. http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=104703&date=2016-11-20 RStudio, Nov 29 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=104272&date=2016-11-29 This Week's The Hacker Within<br /> <br /> Topic: RStudio<br /> Speakers: Diya Das and Wolf Ketter<br /> <br /> <br /> http://thehackerwithin.github.io/berkeley/<br /> <br /> This is a weekly meeting for sharing skills and best practices for scientific computation. Based on The Hacker Within Scientific Computing Group from the University of Wisconsin–Madison, the UC Berkeley chapter uses this as a structured set of skill-sharing sessions for scientific software development (e.g., testing, data management, version control, literate programming, etc. ) The goal is to learn cool skills and incorporate these practices into our workflows. People from all scientific disciplines are welcome. This meeting would be a great venue for describing neat tips and tricks for efficiency, introducing new libraries, showing off useful features of a scientific code you're using, or bringing up a computational problem you're having.<br /> <br /> Participating is really easy: <br /> <br /> -First, you'll show up. <br /> -At 4:00 p.m., there will be tutorial/discussion about a scientific computation topic. <br /> -Next, there will be a time for a couple of lightning talks, which are five- to ten-minute blasts of information about a particular topic or question of interest to the group.<br /> -Feel free to hang around and discuss your needs and current projects with other attendees.<br /> <br /> To volunteer to give a talk, just let the listhost know by email at ucb-hacker-within@lists.berkeley.edu. http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=104272&date=2016-11-29 A Conversation with Arlie Hochschild, Nov 30 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=103798&date=2016-11-30 Social Science Matrix is pleased to welcome Arlie Russell Hochschild, UC Berkeley Professor Emerita of Sociology, for a discussion about her new book, <i>Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right</i> (The New Press, September 2016), a finalist for the 2016 National Book Award.<br /> <br /> Hochschild is one of the most influential sociologists of her generation. She is the author of nine books, including <i>The Second Shift</i>, <i>The Time Bind</i>, <i>The Managed Heart</i>, and <i>The Outsourced Self</i>. Three of her books have been named as <i>New York Times</i> Notable Books of the Year and her work appears in sixteen languages. She was the winner of the Ulysses Medal as well as Guggenheim and Mellon grants.<br /> <br /> In <i>Strangers in Their Own Land</i>, Hochschild embarks on a thought-provoking journey from her liberal hometown of Berkeley, California, deep into Louisiana bayou country—a stronghold of the conservative right. As she gets to know people who strongly oppose many of the ideas she champions, Hochschild nevertheless finds common ground with the people she meets—among them a Tea Party activist whose town has been swallowed by a sinkhole caused by a drilling accident—people whose concerns are ones that all Americans share: the desire for community, the embrace of family, and hopes for their children.<br /> <br /> <i>Strangers in Their Own Land</i> goes beyond the commonplace liberal idea that many on the political right have been duped into voting against their interests. In the right-wing world she explores, Hochschild discovers powerful forces—fear of cultural eclipse, economic decline, perceived government betrayal—that override self-interest, as progressives see it, and help explain the emotional appeal of a candidate like Donald Trump. Hochschild draws on her expert knowledge of the sociology of emotion to help us understand what it feels like to live in “red” America. Along the way she finds answers to one of the crucial questions of contemporary American politics: why do the people who would seem to benefit most from “liberal” government intervention abhor the very idea?<br /> <br /> “Conducted over the last five years and focusing on emotions, I try to scale an ‘empathy wall’ to learn how to see, think, and feel as they do,” Hochschild explains on <a href="http://sociology.berkeley.edu/professor-emeritus/arlie-r-hochschild">her website</a>. “What, I ask, do members of the Tea Party–or anyone else–want to feel about the nation and its leaders? I trace this desire to what I call their “deep story”–a feels-as-if story of their difficult struggle for the American Dream. Hidden beneath the right-wing hostility to almost all government intervention, I argue, lies an anguishing loss of honor, alienation, and engagement in a hidden social class war.”<br /> <br /> Please join us on November 30 for a conversation with Professor Hochschild, moderated by Lynsay Skiba, Associate Director for Programs at Social Science Matrix. <b>A reception will follow the discussion.</b> Copies of the book will be available for sale, courtesy of Mrs. Dalloway's Bookstore.<br /> <br /> This event is co-sponsored by Social Science Matrix and the UC Berkeley Education Psychology Library. http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=103798&date=2016-11-30 NaNoWriMo 2016 - Come Write In at Doe Library!, Nov 30 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=104615&date=2016-11-30 Come Write In sessions are back at UC Berkeley. <br /> <br /> Have you ever thought about writing a novel, but just didn’t think you had the time? Well, a small group of friends from the East Bay dared themselves to finish their novels in 30 days back in 1999, and since then this humble non-profit, NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month) has become a global event of epic proportions! 50,000 words in 30 days! Quantity over quality is the name of the game! Turn off your inner editor, let the words flow, and win!<br /> <br /> The folks over at nanowrimo.org created this worldwide community of writers and a support system of libraries, bookstores, and other neighborhood spaces all over the globe called Come Write In, where “Wrimos” gather and forge ahead towards their word count goals during their quest to win this incredible book-in-a-month contest. With all the collective, creative, positive energy of over 300,000+ participants, all writing together, winning is possible! <br /> <br /> So, finish that paper, mid-term or lab report and come join us!<br /> <br /> Sign up at nanowrimo.org and join the East Bay Home Region to see the calendar of events and further details for the UC Berkeley Doe Library location. Contact the event host with any questions.<br /> <br /> The Library attempts to offer programs in accessible, barrier-free settings. If you think you may require disability-related accommodations, please contact Shannon Monroe at least two weeks prior to the event at smonroe@berkeley.edu, 510-643-6151. http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=104615&date=2016-11-30 Story Hour in the Library featuring Cary Groner, Dec 1 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=101450&date=2016-12-01 Cary Groner grew up in the Midwest and has worked as a journalist and photographer for many years. He earned his MFA in fiction writing from the University of Arizona in 2009, and his debut novel, <i>Exiles</i>, was a <i>Chicago Tribune</i> “best book” of 2011. His short stories have won numerous awards, including the Glimmer Train fiction open, and have appeared there and in other venues including <i>American Fiction, Mississippi Review, Sycamore Review, and Southern California Review</i>. Cary teaches at the Writing Salon and is completing a new novel and a story collection. His website is www.carygroner.com. http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=101450&date=2016-12-01 Maps and More study break: Vintage climate science films, Dec 2 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=104851&date=2016-12-02 Please join us for our final Maps and More event of the semester, a special study break edition double-feature of vintage climate science films. From Frank Capra and the Bell Laboratory Science Series we'll have "Unchained Goddess" (1958) and from the National Academy of Sciences we'll feature "The Inconstant Air" (1960). http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=104851&date=2016-12-02 Citation Management with Zotero, Dec 6 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=104815&date=2016-12-06 Citation management software can help organize research results and make writing papers easier by quickly creating properly formatted bibliographies and footnotes.<br /> <br /> Learn how to use this easy citation manager for Firefox, Safari and Chrome. The workshop will cover importing citations, exporting bibliographies, sharing resources for working groups, and using a wide variety of citation styles. <br /> <br /> No need to register, just come. www.zotero.org http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=104815&date=2016-12-06 Ensemble (Machine) Learning with Super Learner and H2O in R, Dec 6 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=104273&date=2016-12-06 This Week's The Hacker Within<br /> <br /> Topic: Ensemble (Machine) Learning with Super Learner and H2O in R<br /> Speakers: Nima Hejazi and Evan Muzzall<br /> <br /> http://thehackerwithin.github.io/berkeley/<br /> <br /> This is a weekly meeting for sharing skills and best practices for scientific computation. Based on The Hacker Within Scientific Computing Group from the University of Wisconsin–Madison, the UC Berkeley chapter uses this as a structured set of skill-sharing sessions for scientific software development (e.g., testing, data management, version control, literate programming, etc. ) The goal is to learn cool skills and incorporate these practices into our workflows. People from all scientific disciplines are welcome. This meeting would be a great venue for describing neat tips and tricks for efficiency, introducing new libraries, showing off useful features of a scientific code you're using, or bringing up a computational problem you're having.<br /> <br /> Participating is really easy: <br /> <br /> -First, you'll show up. <br /> -At 4:00 p.m., there will be tutorial/discussion about a scientific computation topic. <br /> -Next, there will be a time for a couple of lightning talks, which are five- to ten-minute blasts of information about a particular topic or question of interest to the group.<br /> -Feel free to hang around and discuss your needs and current projects with other attendees.<br /> <br /> To volunteer to give a talk, just let the listhost know by email at ucb-hacker-within@lists.berkeley.edu. http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=104273&date=2016-12-06 The Prison in Twelve Landscapes, Dec 7 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=104731&date=2016-12-07 Movies @ Moffitt happens on the first Wednesday of each month of the semester. M@M events are free.<br /> <br /> Synopsis...<br /> Investigative and wide-ranging, "The Prison in Twelve Landscapes is an examination of the prison and its place – social, economic and psychological – in American society...The Prison in Twelve Landscapes is a sweeping portrait of the prison system, but viewed from the inside-out: through the cinder block walls, the steel gates and razor wires, at the American landscape beyond it." http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=104731&date=2016-12-07 Luke Timmerman, Jan 9 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=105164&date=2017-01-09 Luke Timmerman of the Timmmerman Report and contributor to Forbes, will be speaking about trends in the biotech industry and the effect of a tool driven revolution. He will also address these themes as they relate to his new book, Hood: Trailblazer of the Genomics Age. http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=105164&date=2017-01-09 NCBI Bioinformatics Tools: An Introduction, Jan 23 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=106190&date=2017-01-23 A hands-on workshop introducing NCBI bioinformatics tools such as PubMed, Gene, Protein, Nucleotide, and BLAST:<br /> <br /> * Starting with a disease, syndrome, or process, identify the genes/proteins involved<br /> * Starting with an organism and a protein, find the protein sequence and gene coding region<br /> * Starting with a sequence, identify the gene/protein and source<br /> <br /> The workshop will cover selecting the proper tools for your question, navigating through the interlinked NCBI databases, and saving your results. http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=106190&date=2017-01-23 Art for Your Apartment (and dorm), Jan 31 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=106186&date=2017-01-31 In the mood for some spring spruce up? <br /> <br /> Come see and learn about the Graphic Arts Loan Collection. This is framed art prints you can bring home and hang on your wall for the school year. Prints comprise a survey of movements and artists - from Impressionism to Cubism, and from Rembrandt to Miro.<br /> <br /> This special event takes place in the historic Morrison Room (housed within the Doe Library). A brief presentation will be followed by lots if time to browse representative works and initiate the borrowing process. http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=106186&date=2017-01-31 Sonita, Feb 1 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=106181&date=2017-02-01 Movies @ Moffitt happens on the first Wednesday of each month of the semester. M@M is free.<br /> <br /> Film synopsis...Sonita relates the story of an 18-year old Afghan refugee in Iran who considers Michael Jackson and Rihanna her "spiritual parents" and aspires to big-time rap fame. Unwavering commitment to creative self-actualization CAN BE a form of resilience in the face of arranged marriage, poverty, and displacement. http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=106181&date=2017-02-01 Story Hour in the Library featuring Adam Hochschild, Feb 9 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=105594&date=2017-02-09 Story Hour in the Library is a monthly prose reading series held in UC Berkeley's Morrison Library. In February the program features author Adam Hochschild. <br /> <br /> Adam Hochschild is the author of eight books; the latest, <i>Spain in Our Hearts: Americans and the Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939</i>, appeared in 2016. <i>Bury the Chains: Prophets and Rebels in the Fight to Free an Empire's Slaves</i> won the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, the PEN USA Literary Award, the Gold Medal of the California Book Awards, and was a finalist for the National Book Award. He has twice been a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award. http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=105594&date=2017-02-09 Maps and More: Mapping the Dakota Access Pipeline, Feb 10 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=106825&date=2017-02-10 This event is a collaboration of the Ethnic Studies Library, Geography graduate students, and the Earth Sciences & Map Library. We will feature maps of oil and gas infrastructure, as well as ones that illustrate the region's complex history and dynamics. Cartographer Molly Roy will also give a short introduction to her research and process in creating her map "Defending Sacred Water: the Dakota Access Pipeline in context," now in review for publication in Guerrilla Cartography's Water: an atlas.<br /> <br /> A poster can be found online here: bit.ly/DAPLmaps http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=106825&date=2017-02-10 Getting Started With Mendeley, Feb 10 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=106686&date=2017-02-10 Mendeley is a reference manager that enables you to organize, read, share, annotate, and cite your research papers. It is also an academic discovery and collaboration tool. <br /> <br /> This hands-on workshop will begin with a brief overview of Mendeley and its features followed by time to practice importing citations and creating bibliographies. Experienced users are welcome to come with their Mendeley questions!<br /> <br /> The Bioscience Library Training Room is equipped with PCs, or you are welcome to bring your laptop. Please, no food or drink in the Training Room. http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=106686&date=2017-02-10 DataRescue SF Bay, Feb 11 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=106979&date=2017-02-11 DataRescue SF Bay is an opportunity for scientists, activists, and volunteers of all kinds to identify, back up, and help preserve at-risk data resources before they are lost from public view and use. We seek coders, developers, archivists, scientists, researchers, bloggers, writers, and community activists who care about data in the public interest.<br /> <br /> Much of our day will involve collaboratively identifying important online public resources and datasets, nominating URLs to the Internet Archive's End of Term project, using/adapting/creating tools to acquire and back up further datasets, and getting the word around to others who can do the same. We also seek those skilled in storytelling, social media, the arts, and political organizing. How can we make sure that data are preserved so that we can continue to undertake the very best science in an age of skepticism about science and climate change? http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=106979&date=2017-02-11 Love Your Data Week 2017, Feb 13-16 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=106980&date=2017-02-13 The University Library and Research Data Management will host a set of events February 13-17 as a part of the Love Your Data Week campaign to encourage and teach researchers how to manage, secure, publish, and license their data. Graduate students, researchers, librarians, and data specialists are invited to attend these events and learn about multiple data services that the university campus provides.<br /> <br /> Love Your Data Week Events at BIDS<br /> <br /> Securing Research Data (Tuesday, Feb. 14, 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.): Explore services needed to unlock the research potential of restricted data<br /> RDM Tools & Tips: Box and Drive (Wednesday, Feb. 15, 10:30–11:45 a.m.): Learn best practices for using Box and bDrive to manage documents, files, and other digital assets<br /> Research Data Publishing and Licensing (Thursday, Feb. 16, 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.): This workshop covers why and how to publish and license your research data http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=106980&date=2017-02-13 Love Your Data Week 2017, Feb 13-16 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=106981&date=2017-02-13 The University Library and Research Data Management will host a set of events February 13-17 as a part of the Love Your Data Week campaign to encourage and teach researchers how to manage, secure, publish, and license their data. Graduate students, researchers, librarians, and data specialists are invited to attend these events and learn about multiple data services that the university campus provides.<br /> <br /> Love Your Data Week Events at BIDS<br /> <br /> Securing Research Data (Tuesday, Feb. 14, 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.): Explore services needed to unlock the research potential of restricted data<br /> RDM Tools & Tips: Box and Drive (Wednesday, Feb. 15, 10:30–11:45 a.m.): Learn best practices for using Box and bDrive to manage documents, files, and other digital assets<br /> Research Data Publishing and Licensing (Thursday, Feb. 16, 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.): This workshop covers why and how to publish and license your research data http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=106981&date=2017-02-13 Securing Research Data, Feb 14 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=106687&date=2017-02-14 Across campus, researchers face an increasingly complex set of requirements to protect their research data. While many researchers have developed innovative approaches to accomplish their research, others encounter significant obstacles. Campus support and guidance for research on these kinds of data sets is uneven at best.<br /> <br /> Join us in this Love Your Data week discussion, in which researchers and service providers will describe groundbreaking research on sensitive or restricted data and explore services needed to unlock the research potential of restricted data.<br /> <br /> Panel presented by the UC Berkeley Library and the Research Data Management http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=106687&date=2017-02-14 Introduction to LaTeX using Collaboration Tools, Feb 14 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=106189&date=2017-02-14 This workshop is an introduction to the LaTeX typesetting language. Document structure, templates, and commonly used syntax will be introduced and practiced during this hands-on workshop. Additionally, attendees will learn about the benefits of Overleaf and ShareLaTeX, two online LaTeX collaboration tools that the Library is piloting. This is a hands-on workshop - please bring a laptop (the library can provide one if you don’t have a laptop). http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=106189&date=2017-02-14 Machine Learning with Neural Networks Using Keras.io, Feb 14 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=106917&date=2017-02-14 This Week's The Hacker Within<br /> <br /> Topic: Machine Learning with Neural Networks Using Keras.io<br /> <br /> http://thehackerwithin.github.io/berkeley/<br /> <br /> This is a weekly meeting for sharing skills and best practices for scientific computation. Based on The Hacker Within Scientific Computing Group from the University of Wisconsin–Madison, the UC Berkeley chapter uses this as a structured set of skill-sharing sessions for scientific software development (e.g., testing, data management, version control, literate programming, etc. ) The goal is to learn cool skills and incorporate these practices into our workflows. People from all scientific disciplines are welcome. This meeting would be a great venue for describing neat tips and tricks for efficiency, introducing new libraries, showing off useful features of a scientific code you're using, or bringing up a computational problem you're having.<br /> <br /> Participating is really easy: <br /> <br /> -First, you'll show up. <br /> -At 4:00 p.m., there will be tutorial/discussion about a scientific computation topic. <br /> -Next, there will be a time for a couple of lightning talks, which are five- to ten-minute blasts of information about a particular topic or question of interest to the group.<br /> -Feel free to hang around and discuss your needs and current projects with other attendees.<br /> <br /> To volunteer to give a talk, just let the listhost know by email at ucb-hacker-within@lists.berkeley.edu. http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=106917&date=2017-02-14 RDM Tools and Tips: Box and Drive, Feb 15 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=106689&date=2017-02-15 Learn the best practices for using Box and bDrive to manage documents, files and other digital assets. The presenters will address:<br /> <br /> The personal use of both tools.<br /> The collaborative use of both tools (including control permissions, special purpose accounts, pushing and retrieving files).<br /> How to utilize the various desktop applications that accompany Box and Drive.<br /> Refreshments provided by the UC Berkeley Library. http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=106689&date=2017-02-15 Literatura de Cordel in Moffitt Library, thru Jun 30 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=107262&date=2017-02-16 This exhibition highlights a collection of Brazilian chapbooks or Literatura<br /> de Cordel in the Moffitt Library. These chapbooks are still produced for<br /> mass consumption in the Northeastern Brazil. These are called literature de<br /> cordel as they are hung from a cord in the book-stands so that the consumers<br /> can browse them and select them according to their desires. There are<br /> several themes that are portrayed in these chap-books. A story is narrated<br /> within the cordel in a poetic form and themes can vary from religious,<br /> political, social and romantic. The curatorial team that consists of Dr.<br /> Liladhar Pendse, Aisha Hamilton and Kevin Cloud invites to visit the<br /> physical exhibit in the Moffitt Library through June 30, 2017. However for<br /> those who cannot come to the campus, we have prepared an online counterpart<br /> of this physical exhibition that can be viewed here:<br /> http://exhibits.lib.berkeley.edu/literatura-de-cordel http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=107262&date=2017-02-16 Research Data Publishing and Licensing 101, Feb 16 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=106526&date=2017-02-16 Your article’s been accepted, but where does your research data end up? Where should it be published, and who can reuse it for their own studies? This workshop covers why and how to publish and license your research data. We’ll address:<br /> <br /> Why should you publish your data?<br /> What tools can you use for publishing data so that your research is transparent and reproducible?<br /> What do you “own”?<br /> How is your published data being licensed for reuse? How should it be licensed?<br /> How can the University Library and RDM support your data publishing and licensing needs? http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=106526&date=2017-02-16 Los Calendarios, Feb 17-Mar 6 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=107286&date=2017-02-17 The blue walls of the Ethnic Studies Library display the work of eleven Chicana/o artists, including Patricia Rodriguez, Francisco X. Camplis, Jose Montoya, Irene Perez, etc. There are 8 works from 1975 and 3 from 1977, so these are part of the Chicano Movement era. Each piece is a political, social or artistic statement while providing a calendar month as well. Display is available for viewing during the ES Library's hours: Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm; 1pm to 6pm on Saturdays. http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=107286&date=2017-02-17 Research Tools Fair, Feb 17 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=106953&date=2017-02-17 Join us at the Research Tools Fair to learn about several products that the Libraries are piloting to help you be more effective in your research, writing, and citation management. The Fair will consist of brief product demos in the morning followed by drop-in Q&A with vendors in the afternoon. The Fair is open to all but geared toward faculty and students in the physical sciences & engineering. Please drop by for any part of the day that interests you. Coffee & soft drinks will be provided.<br /> <br /> 10:00-10:30: ShareLaTeX (via web conference)<br /> 10:30-11:00: Mendeley<br /> 11:00-11:30: Overleaf<br /> 11:30-12:00: AccessEngineering & DataVis Material Properties<br /> 12:00-12:30: Geofacets (tentative)<br /> <br /> 1:30-3:00: Drop-in Q&A with AccessEngineering, Engineering Village, Geofacets, Knovel, Mendeley, and Overleaf http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=106953&date=2017-02-17 Research Tools Fair: Brief Intro to ShareLaTex, Feb 17 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=106954&date=2017-02-17 Join us for this brief introduction to ShareLaTeX, an online collaborative LaTeX editor. Come learn about the features and benefits of using ShareLaTeX for your scientific writing and homework assignments including collaboration, journal templates, document history, and syncing with Dropbox and Github. As part of a 3-year pilot, the Libraries have licensed ShareLaTeX for campus - sign up with a UC Berkeley email address (or add your UC Berkeley email address to an existing account) to get access to the premium features. This presentation will be via web conference. Coffee & soft drinks will be available. http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=106954&date=2017-02-17 Research Tools Fair: Brief Intro to Mendeley, Feb 17 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=106955&date=2017-02-17 Join us for this brief introduction to Mendeley, a reference manager and academic social network that allows you to organize your references across multiple devices, automatically generate bibliographies, and share references with collaborators online. As part of a 3-year pilot, the Libraries have licensed Mendeley Institutional Edition for campus - sign up with a UC Berkeley email address (or add your UC Berkeley email address to an existing account) to get access. Come learn about the premium features available through our institutional license. Coffee & soft drinks will be provided. http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=106955&date=2017-02-17 Research Tools Fair: Brief Intro to Overleaf, Feb 17 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=106956&date=2017-02-17 Join us for this brief introduction to Overleaf, an online collaborative LaTeX editor. Come learn about the features and benefits of using Overleaf for your scientific writing and homework assignments including collaboration, journal templates, project history, and syncing with Dropbox. As part of a 3-year pilot, the Libraries have licensed Overleaf for campus - sign up with a UC Berkeley email address (or add your UC Berkeley email address to an existing account) to get access to the premium features. Coffee & soft drinks will be provided. http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=106956&date=2017-02-17 Research Tools Fair: AccessEngineering and DataVis Material Properties, Feb 17 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=106957&date=2017-02-17 Join us for this brief introduction to AccessEngineering and DataVis. AccessEngineering is an award-winning engineering reference tool for professionals, instructors, and students that provides seamless access to the world's best-known, most-used collection of authoritative, regularly updated engineering reference information. AccessEngineering also comprises dynamic online features, such as instructional, faculty made videos, calculators, interactive tables and charts, as well as DataVis Material Properties (an interactive data visualization tool that can be used for teaching material properties). The Libraries have licensed AccessEngineering & DataVis as a 2-year pilot. Coffee & soft drinks will be provided. http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=106957&date=2017-02-17 Research Tools Fair: Brief Intro to Geofacets, Feb 17 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=107113&date=2017-02-17 Join us for this brief introduction to Geofacets, a database for searching geologic maps extracted from peer-reviewed publications in an interactive map-based interface. The Libraries have licensed Geofacets as a 3-year pilot. Come learn how you can use Geofacets to enhance your research in geology, earth sciences, geography, and energy exploration. Coffee & soft drinks will be provided. http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=107113&date=2017-02-17 The Union of Intersections (UoI) Method for Interpretable Data-Driven Discovery and Prediction, Feb 17 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=106914&date=2017-02-17 The increasing size and complexity of scientific data could dramatically enhance basic scientific discovery and prediction for applications. Realizing this potential requires novel statistical analysis algorithms that are both interpretable and predictive. We introduce the Union of Intersections (UoI) method, a flexible, modular, and scalable paradigm applicable to a variety of machine learning problems. UoI satisfies the bicriteria of accurate recovery of a small number of interpretable features while maintaining high-quality prediction accuracy. This talk will introduce the core concepts of UoI, summarize theoretical results on its properties, and demonstrate its superiority for linear regression, classification, random forests, and non-negative matrix factorizations. These results suggest UoI could improve interpretation and prediction in data-driven discovery across scientific fields. http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=106914&date=2017-02-17 Drop-in Q&A with AccessEngineering, Engineering Village, Geofacets, Knovel, Mendeley, and Overleaf, Feb 17 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=106958&date=2017-02-17 Stop by the Kresge Engineering Library to speak with representatives from AccessEngineering & Engineering Village, Knovel, Mendeley, and Overleaf to learn more about these tools. Get answers to your questions about how you can integrate some of these tools into your current research workflow. Coffee and soft drinks will be provided. http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=106958&date=2017-02-17 LaTeX: Introduction to Typesetting in Math, Feb 21 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=106191&date=2017-02-21 This workshop is an introduction to typesetting math using LaTeX. Attendees will learn how to create various environments for equations and formulas; subscripting and superscripting; Greek letters; and other commonly used syntax for math. The workshop will be taught using Overleaf, a collaborative, subscription-based tool being piloted by the library. This is a hands-on workshop - please bring a laptop (the library can provide one if you don’t have a laptop). http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=106191&date=2017-02-21 Git and GitHub, Feb 21 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=106983&date=2017-02-21 This is a weekly meeting for sharing skills and best practices for scientific computation. Based on The Hacker Within Scientific Computing Group from the University of Wisconsin–Madison, the UC Berkeley chapter uses this as a structured set of skill-sharing sessions for scientific software development (e.g., testing, data management, version control, literate programming, etc. ) The goal is to learn cool skills and incorporate these practices into our workflows. People from all scientific disciplines are welcome. This meeting would be a great venue for describing neat tips and tricks for efficiency, introducing new libraries, showing off useful features of a scientific code you're using, or bringing up a computational problem you're having. http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=106983&date=2017-02-21 Engineering at the Intersection of Productive Efficiency, Ideology, and Ethical AI in Wikipedia, Feb 24 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=106984&date=2017-02-24 Wikipedia has become a dominant source of reference information for more than half a billion people every month. Through its improbable rise to popularity, this "free encyclopedia that anyone can edit" has become a synecdoche for open production communities online. In order to operate at massive scales (~160k edits per day), Wikipedians have embraced algorithmic technologies that bring efficiency and consistency to the wiki's complex, distributed processes. These algorithms mediate social processes, governance decisions, and editors' perceptions of each other. Specifically, so-called "black box" artificial intelligences have proven invaluable for supporting curation activities at scale, but they also have the potential to silence voices and introduce ideologically founded biases in insidious ways. Despite Wikipedians' open/audit-able processes, that's exactly what's been happening. In this talk, I'll introduce "ORES," an open AI platform that is designed to enable Wikipedia's technologists to enact alternative ideological visions and to enable researchers to easily perform audits. I'll share some lessons that we've learned maintaining a large-scale, generalized AI service and discuss a call to action direct towards critical algorithms researchers to take advantage of this platform for their studies. http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=106984&date=2017-02-24 Engineering at the Intersection of Productive Efficiency, Ideology, and Ethical AI in Wikipedia, Feb 24 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=107399&date=2017-02-24 Wikipedia has become a dominant source of reference information for more than half a billion people every month. Through its improbable rise to popularity, this "free encyclopedia that anyone can edit" has become a synecdoche for open production communities online. In order to operate at massive scales (~160k edits per day), Wikipedians have embraced algorithmic technologies that bring efficiency and consistency to the wiki's complex, distributed processes. These algorithms mediate social processes, governance decisions, and editors' perceptions of each other. Specifically, so-called "black box" artificial intelligences have proven invaluable for supporting curation activities at scale, but they also have the potential to silence voices and introduce ideologically founded biases in insidious ways. Despite Wikipedians' open/audit-able processes, that's exactly what's been happening. In this talk, I'll introduce "ORES," an open AI platform that is designed to enable Wikipedia's technologists to enact alternative ideological visions and to enable researchers to easily perform audits. I'll share some lessons that we've learned maintaining a large-scale, generalized AI service and discuss a call to action direct towards critical algorithms researchers to take advantage of this platform for their studies. http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=107399&date=2017-02-24 Oral History Center Spring Introductory Workshop, Feb 25 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=104963&date=2017-02-25 The Oral History Center will host its third annual Introductory Spring Workshop on Saturday, February 25 2017 at the MLK Jr. Student Union. This workshop is intended for people who are interested in learning about the foundations of oral history but have little to no experience. http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=104963&date=2017-02-25 LaTeX: Creating Tables, Figures, and Bibliographies, Feb 28 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=106192&date=2017-02-28 This workshop will focus on how to add elements to a LaTeX document. Attendees will learn about various packages and syntax that enables the creation of tables, figures, and bibliographies. The workshop will be taught using Overleaf, a collaborative, subscription-based tool being piloted by the library. This is a hands-on workshop - please bring a laptop (the library can provide one if you don’t have a laptop). http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=106192&date=2017-02-28 Machine Learning with Neural Networks Using Keras.io, Feb 28 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=107400&date=2017-02-28 This Week's The Hacker Within<br /> <br /> Topic: Visualization with D3.js<br /> <br /> http://thehackerwithin.github.io/berkeley/<br /> <br /> This is a weekly meeting for sharing skills and best practices for scientific computation. Based on The Hacker Within Scientific Computing Group from the University of Wisconsin–Madison, the UC Berkeley chapter uses this as a structured set of skill-sharing sessions for scientific software development (e.g., testing, data management, version control, literate programming, etc. ) The goal is to learn cool skills and incorporate these practices into our workflows. People from all scientific disciplines are welcome. This meeting would be a great venue for describing neat tips and tricks for efficiency, introducing new libraries, showing off useful features of a scientific code you're using, or bringing up a computational problem you're having.<br /> <br /> Participating is really easy: <br /> <br /> -First, you'll show up. <br /> -At 4:00 p.m., there will be tutorial/discussion about a scientific computation topic. <br /> -Next, there will be a time for a couple of lightning talks, which are five- to ten-minute blasts of information about a particular topic or question of interest to the group.<br /> -Feel free to hang around and discuss your needs and current projects with other attendees.<br /> <br /> To volunteer to give a talk, just let the listhost know by email at ucb-hacker-within@lists.berkeley.edu. http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=107400&date=2017-02-28 Agents of Change, Mar 1 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=107329&date=2017-03-01 Movies @ Moffitt happens on the first Wednesday of each month of the semester. M@M is free.<br /> <br /> Agents of Change documents university student activism in the late 1960s that worked toward a variety of goals including the establishment of black and ethnic studies programs and building resistance to the war in Vietnam. The filmmakers envision their project as part of a social movement rather than simply a film, a stance demonstrated in the way that the film suggests a continuity of struggle from past organizing efforts to the current stands being taken in favor of justice evident today both on and off campus. http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=107329&date=2017-03-01 Migrating the Black Body: The African Diaspora and Visual Culture, Mar 2 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=107625&date=2017-03-02 Migrating the Black Body explores how visual media-from painting to photography, from global independent cinema to Hollywood movies, from posters and broadsides to digital media, from public art to graphic novels-has shaped diasporic imaginings of the individual and collective self. How is the travel of black bodies reflected in reciprocal black images? How is blackness forged and remade through diasporic visual encounters and reimagined through revisitations with the past? And how do visual technologies structure the way we see African subjects and subjectivity? This volume brings together an international group of scholars and artists who explore these questions in visual culture for the historical and contemporary African diaspora. Examining subjects as wide-ranging as the appearance of blackamoors in Russian and Swedish imperialist paintings, the appropriation of African and African American liberation images for Chinese Communist Party propaganda, and the role of YouTube videos in establishing connections between Ghana and its international diaspora, these essays investigate routes of migration, both voluntary and forced, stretching across space, place, and time. http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=107625&date=2017-03-02 Citation Management: Best Practice, Mar 3 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=107599&date=2017-03-03 What is a personal content management system? Compare programs, learn how to manage your citations, save pdfs, create bibliographies, share documents and images. http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=107599&date=2017-03-03 Mendeley Citation Management Workshop, Mar 7 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=106685&date=2017-03-07 Mendeley is a reference manager that enables you to organize, read, share, annotate, and cite your research papers. It is also an academic discovery and collaboration tool. <br /> <br /> This hands-on workshop will give beginning Mendeley users practice importing citations and creating bibliographies. Experienced users should bring their Mendeley questions!<br /> <br /> The Bioscience Library Training Room is equipped with PCs, or you are welcome to bring your laptop. Please, no food or drink in the Training Room. http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=106685&date=2017-03-07 Documentation in Python with Sphinx, Mar 7 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=107403&date=2017-03-07 This Week's The Hacker Within<br /> <br /> Topic: Documentation in Python with Sphinx<br /> <br /> http://thehackerwithin.github.io/berkeley/<br /> <br /> This is a weekly meeting for sharing skills and best practices for scientific computation. Based on The Hacker Within Scientific Computing Group from the University of Wisconsin–Madison, the UC Berkeley chapter uses this as a structured set of skill-sharing sessions for scientific software development (e.g., testing, data management, version control, literate programming, etc. ) The goal is to learn cool skills and incorporate these practices into our workflows. People from all scientific disciplines are welcome. This meeting would be a great venue for describing neat tips and tricks for efficiency, introducing new libraries, showing off useful features of a scientific code you're using, or bringing up a computational problem you're having.<br /> <br /> Participating is really easy: <br /> <br /> -First, you'll show up. <br /> -At 4:00 p.m., there will be tutorial/discussion about a scientific computation topic. <br /> -Next, there will be a time for a couple of lightning talks, which are five- to ten-minute blasts of information about a particular topic or question of interest to the group.<br /> -Feel free to hang around and discuss your needs and current projects with other attendees.<br /> <br /> To volunteer to give a talk, just let the listhost know by email at ucb-hacker-within@lists.berkeley.edu. http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=107403&date=2017-03-07 Finding Health Statistics and Data, Mar 9 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=107083&date=2017-03-09 Participants in this workshop will learn about some of the issues surrounding the collection of health statistics, and will also learn about authoritative sources of health statistics and data. We will look at tools that let you create custom tables of vital statistics (birth, death, etc.), disease statistics, health behavior statistics, and more. The focus will be on U.S. statistics, but sources of non-U.S. statistics will be covered as well.<br /> Whether you need a quick fact or a data set to analyze, this workshop will lead you to relevant data sources. Students will have a chance to explore some of these tools in class, so please bring your laptop. http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=107083&date=2017-03-09 Story Hour in the Library featuring Joyce Carol Oates, Mar 9 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=105599&date=2017-03-09 Story Hour in the Library is a monthly prose reading series held in UC Berkeley's Morrison Library. In March the program features author Joyce Carol Oates. <br /> <br /> Joyce Carol Oates is a National Book Award recipient, as well as the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in Short Fiction, the Prix Femina Etranger, the Common Wealth Award for Distinguished Service in Literature, The Kenyon Review Award for Literary Achievement, and the Chicago Tribune Lifetime Achievement Award, and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize. She has written some of the most enduring fiction of our time. http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=105599&date=2017-03-09 Evolution of the 20th century Mongolia/China border, in maps, Mar 10 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=107080&date=2017-03-10 Join us for a Maps and More pop up exhibit featuring maps from librarian Susan Powell's photo essay focusing the Mongolian-Chinese border. Find her article here: https://cross-currents.berkeley.edu/e-journal/issue-21/powell http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=107080&date=2017-03-10 Data Tidying in R and Python, Mar 14 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=107404&date=2017-03-14 This Week's The Hacker Within<br /> <br /> Topic: Data Tidying in R and Python<br /> <br /> http://thehackerwithin.github.io/berkeley/<br /> <br /> This is a weekly meeting for sharing skills and best practices for scientific computation. Based on The Hacker Within Scientific Computing Group from the University of Wisconsin–Madison, the UC Berkeley chapter uses this as a structured set of skill-sharing sessions for scientific software development (e.g., testing, data management, version control, literate programming, etc. ) The goal is to learn cool skills and incorporate these practices into our workflows. People from all scientific disciplines are welcome. This meeting would be a great venue for describing neat tips and tricks for efficiency, introducing new libraries, showing off useful features of a scientific code you're using, or bringing up a computational problem you're having.<br /> <br /> Participating is really easy: <br /> <br /> -First, you'll show up. <br /> -At 4:00 p.m., there will be tutorial/discussion about a scientific computation topic. <br /> -Next, there will be a time for a couple of lightning talks, which are five- to ten-minute blasts of information about a particular topic or question of interest to the group.<br /> -Feel free to hang around and discuss your needs and current projects with other attendees.<br /> <br /> To volunteer to give a talk, just let the listhost know by email at ucb-hacker-within@lists.berkeley.edu. http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=107404&date=2017-03-14 3 Truths About Trumpism, Mar 14 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=106861&date=2017-03-14 Abby VanMuijen (UC Berkeley Landscape Architecture graduate) teams up with Ananya Roy again to produce one of the most cogent commentaries about the recent election and it’s aftermath. This six-minute animated video expresses in words and images a concise critique of “Trumpism” and some of the narratives that enable it. Abby will discuss the process of developing the content and images which can be seen at: http://tinyurl.com/jj2o8on<br /> <br /> The Library attempts to offer programs in accessible, barrier-free settings. If you think you may require disability-related accommodations, please contact David Eifler (510-643-7422) two weeks prior to the event. http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=106861&date=2017-03-14 Bancroft Library Roundtable: The Sail Before the Trail or Have We Missed the Boat?, Mar 16 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=106764&date=2017-03-16 This presentation tells the captivating story of Mormon maritime immigration in the nineteenth century. It is based on hundreds of first-person immigrant accounts collected and dissected over the past two decades and reveals the superior modus operandi used by the Latter-day Saints to bring European converts to America. http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=106764&date=2017-03-16 New RefWorks Citation Management Workshop, Mar 17 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=107397&date=2017-03-17 RefWorks is a citation manager that allows you to organize citations, import them from databases, add pdfs, and insert references and bibliographies into documents (MS Word and Google Docs). <br /> <br /> New RefWorks has a new look and feel from its previous iteration. This hands-on workshop will cover the basics of navigating the new interface, creating new citations, importing citations from various databases, inserting references and creating bibliographies in Google Docs and Microsoft Word.<br /> <br /> Please create a New RefWorks account prior to class. If you already have a RefWorks account in the legacy RefWorks, I will show how to migrate it to the New RefWorks platform. <br /> <br /> The Bioscience Library Training Room is equipped with PCs, but you are welcome to bring your laptop. Please, no food or drink in the Training Room. http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=107397&date=2017-03-17 Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon, Mar 21 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=107974&date=2017-03-21 Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon<br /> Drop in any time, stay as long as you like!<br /> Tuesday, March 21, 2017<br /> 1pm-6pm<br /> Moffitt Undergraduate Library, Room 405<br /> <br /> Wikimedia’s gender trouble is well-documented. While the reasons for the gender gap are up for debate, the practical effect of this disparity is not: content is skewed by the lack of female participation. This represents an alarming absence in an important repository of shared knowledge. Let’s change that. Drop by the A+F Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon, learn how to edit Wikipedia and make a few changes of your own!<br /> <br /> Details:<br /> * A Cal ID card is needed to enter Moffitt.<br /> * Bring a laptop or mobile device<br /> * Drop in any time between 1-6pm and stay as long as you like.<br /> * Get a head start! Create a Wikipedia account before you come.<br /> <br /> Optional Trainings<br /> We'll always have someone available to assist you personally, or attend a 30 minute training in Moffitt 405:<br /> <br /> 1:00pm Intro Wikipedia Editing<br /> 1:30pm Advanced Wikipedia Editing<br /> 3:00pm Intro Wikipedia Editing<br /> 3:30pm Advanced Wikipedia Editing<br /> 5:00pm Intro Wikipedia Editing<br /> 5:30pm Advanced Wikipedia Editing<br /> <br /> The Library attempts to offer programs in accessible, barrier-free settings. If you think you may require disability-related accommodations, please contact us. http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=107974&date=2017-03-21 Campus Visitor Library Tour, Apr 3-24 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=108440&date=2017-04-03 April is a month when students and families visit campus, trying to decide if Cal will be their future home. If you are are visiting campus, you are encouraged to come see the the Library.<br /> <br /> Tours of the historic Doe Library, underground Main stacks, and newly renovated Moffitt Undergraduate Library are given every Monday and Friday in April. They start on the north steps of the Doe Library. You are encouraged to sign up as space is limited (follow title link above). http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=108440&date=2017-04-03 Containers with Docker, Apr 4 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=107402&date=2017-04-04 This Week's The Hacker Within<br /> <br /> Topic: Containers with Docker<br /> <br /> http://thehackerwithin.github.io/berkeley/<br /> <br /> This is a weekly meeting for sharing skills and best practices for scientific computation. Based on The Hacker Within Scientific Computing Group from the University of Wisconsin–Madison, the UC Berkeley chapter uses this as a structured set of skill-sharing sessions for scientific software development (e.g., testing, data management, version control, literate programming, etc. ) The goal is to learn cool skills and incorporate these practices into our workflows. People from all scientific disciplines are welcome. This meeting would be a great venue for describing neat tips and tricks for efficiency, introducing new libraries, showing off useful features of a scientific code you're using, or bringing up a computational problem you're having.<br /> <br /> Participating is really easy: <br /> <br /> -First, you'll show up. <br /> -At 4:00 p.m., there will be tutorial/discussion about a scientific computation topic. <br /> -Next, there will be a time for a couple of lightning talks, which are five- to ten-minute blasts of information about a particular topic or question of interest to the group.<br /> -Feel free to hang around and discuss your needs and current projects with other attendees.<br /> <br /> To volunteer to give a talk, just let the listhost know by email at ucb-hacker-within@lists.berkeley.edu. http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=107402&date=2017-04-04 EndNote: Citation and Document Manager, Apr 4 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=108113&date=2017-04-04 EndNote is a software tool for managing your references and documents and allows you to organize your citations, import from databases, add pdfs, insert footnotes into your Word docs, and format bibliographies in any style (for Windows and Mac). <br /> <br /> This hands-on workshop will cover getting started, adding citations, get full text, insert footnotes and create bibliographies.<br /> <br /> The Bioscience Library Training room is equipped with PCs and EndNote X8, you are welcome to bring your laptop too. <br /> Please no food or drink in the Training room. http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=108113&date=2017-04-04 Science of Synthesis seminar, Apr 5 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=108159&date=2017-04-05 Science of Synthesis provides critical reviews of organic and organometallic transformation and synthesis methods. The Chemistry and Chemical Engineering Library will be hosting a workshop led by representatives from Thieme on finding reliable chemical transformations using Science of Synthesis. The seminar will be followed by a question-and-answer session. http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=108159&date=2017-04-05 Painted Nails, Apr 5 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=108306&date=2017-04-05 Movies @ Moffitt happens on the first Wednesday of each month of the semester. M@M is free.<br /> <br /> After learning that her work has caused her life-threatening health problems, Vietnamese immigrant Van Nguyen, a San Francisco nail salon owner, becomes a resolute activist in the fight to regulate chemicals in personal care products, advocating for the safety of nail salon workers and their clientele, both at the local level and in Washington DC. http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=108306&date=2017-04-05 The History of Higher Education in California, Apr 6 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=107724&date=2017-04-06 In his talk, Zach Bleemer will discuss how he has used data science - thousands of computer-processed versions of annual registers, directories, and catalogs - to reconstruct a near-complete database of all students, faculty, and courses at four-year universities in California in the first half of the 20th century, including the UC system. Visualizations of this database display the expansion of higher education into rural California communities, the rise and fall of various academic departments and disciplines, and the slow (and still-incomplete) transition towards egalitarian major selection. Zach will also discuss his recent CSHE Working Paper, in which he uses additional digitized records to analyze the social impact of the early 20th century's expansion of female high school science teachers and female doctors across rural California communities. He finds that newly-arrived female STEM professionals serve as important role models for young women in these rural communities, causing substantial increases in female college-going. However, these young women are no more likely to study STEM fields or become doctors themselves. He is currently extending these results to estimate ethnicity-based role model effects. http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=107724&date=2017-04-06 Europe: A Literary History (1559-1648), Apr 6 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=108069&date=2017-04-06 Presented by the Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship in Critical Bibliography.<br /> <br /> Join us for Dr Boutcher’s lecture, followed by a round table discussion with UC Berkeley faculty:<br /> <br /> Ivonne de Valle, Spanish & Portuguese<br /> Timothy Hampton, French and Comparative Literature<br /> Victoria Kahn, English and Comparative Literature<br /> Ignacio Navarrete, Spanish & Portuguese<br /> Diego Pirillo, Italian Studies http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=108069&date=2017-04-06 Western Language Resources for East Asian Studies, Apr 7 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=108452&date=2017-04-07 Introduction to locating materials and information in Western languages in the area of East Asian Studies by using library databases, catalogs and other bibliographic tools. http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=108452&date=2017-04-07 Campus Visitor Library Tour, Apr 7-28 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=108441&date=2017-04-07 April is a month when students and families visit campus, trying to decide if Cal will be their future home. If you are are visiting campus, you are encouraged to come see the the Library.<br /> <br /> Tours of the historic Doe Library, underground Main stacks, and newly renovated Moffitt Undergraduate Library are given every Monday and Friday in April. They start on the north steps of the Doe Library. You are encouraged to sign up as space is limited (follow title link above). http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=108441&date=2017-04-07 Edible Book Festival, Apr 10 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=108053&date=2017-04-10 Edible Book Festivals feature creative food projects that draw their inspiration from books and stories. Edible books might physically resemble books, or they might refer to an aspect of a story, or they might incorporate text. <br /> <br /> All members of the UC Berkeley community are encouraged to participate! The event will take place in Moffitt Library, which requires a current UCB ID or gold UC Berkeley Library Card.<br /> <br /> To submit an entry, please register by Wednesday April 5th. We’ll ask you for your detailed entry information closer to the event. <br /> <br /> Entries will be judged in the following categories: Best in Show, Most Book-like, Most Edible, Punniest, Best Student Entry, and People’s Choice.<br /> <br /> Winning entries will receive a prize! http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=108053&date=2017-04-10 Undergrads and DH: Collaborations with the Library, Apr 11 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=108401&date=2017-04-11 This panel at the DH Faire will highlight how the Library and its partners support undergraduate education in the digital humanities with presentations on the Moffitt Library’s makerspace by Jean Ferguson (Doe Library) and Owen McGrath (ETS); The Digital Sounds of Social Movement project by Keith Feldman (Ethnic Studies), Sine Hwang Jensen (Ethnic Studies Library), and Claudia Von Vacano (Digital Humanities at Berkeley); and the Library’s Digital Literacy Initiative by Cody Hennesy (Doe Library). Mary Elings (Bancroft Library) will moderate. http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=108401&date=2017-04-11 EndNote Essentials:, Apr 11 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=108502&date=2017-04-11 EndNote is a citation management program that helps you organize the citations you find when doing research. It also lets you quickly insert these citations into your paper or report, converts them into any of thousands of different styles with a click or two, and creates a bibliography for you, saving hours of time when writing papers.<br /> <br /> Bring your own laptop since you will practice some of the basic features in EndNote in this class. This training will include some hands-on learning.<br /> <br /> During this workshop, we will cover the following topics:<br /> <br /> * Adding references to EndNote from PubMed, Web of Science, and other databases<br /> * Organizing your references into groups or folders<br /> * Using EndNote with Microsoft Word to instantly add references to your document in any of 1000s of citations styles<br /> <br /> Prior knowledge: Basic knowledge of your computer and Microsoft Word is required, but no prior experience with EndNote will be needed.<br /> <br /> Technology requirement: Please bring your own laptop. Be sure that it has Microsoft Word loaded. You will also need to download the free trial version of EndNote (available at endnote.com) before class unless you already have this program. http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=108502&date=2017-04-11 When Police Kill, a book talk with Prof. Zimring, Apr 11 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=108135&date=2017-04-11 Professor Franklin Zimring (Berkeley Law) compiles data from federal records, crowdsourced research, and investigative journalism to provide a comprehensive, fact-based picture of how, when, where, and why police resort to deadly force. Of the 1,100 killings by police in the United States in 2015, he shows, 85 percent were fatal shootings and 95 percent of victims were male. The death rates for African Americans and Native Americans are twice their share of the population.<br /> <br /> “When Police Kill is the most comprehensive, data-driven study of the use of lethal force by police I have read. Professor Zimring’s objective examination provides valuable guideposts for a way forward for both police and communities.”<br /> <br /> — Ray Kelly, former NYC Police Commissioner http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=108135&date=2017-04-11 Advanced PubMed, Apr 12 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=108434&date=2017-04-12 A hands-on workshop introducing advanced features of PubMed that can help your searching to be more effective and efficient, including:<br /> <br /> * Filters for limiting search results by article type, publication date and more<br /> * Field tags for searching specific parts of an article record<br /> * MeSH terms for finding additional relevant subject terms<br /> * My NCBI for saving searches, setting up alerts, and displaying results in your preferred format http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=108434&date=2017-04-12 Japanese Language Resources, Apr 12 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=108478&date=2017-04-12 Introduction to research resources in Japanese language in the area of humanities and social sciences. http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=108478&date=2017-04-12 Cover Girls: The Evolution of the Image of Female Stars in Chinese Movie Magazines from the 1920s to the Early Years of the People's Republic, Apr 12 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=105489&date=2017-04-12 This talk will cover the evolution of the image of female stars from the 1920s to the early 1950s as reflected in their representation as "cover girls" from the 1920s (and the birth of Chinese movie "goddesses") to their makeover after the Communist victory in 1949. The talk will include many slides of images from the Fonoroff Collection, now held at the C.V. Starr East Asian Library. http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=105489&date=2017-04-12 Strange Alliances: Demons, Exorcists, and the Fight against Unbelief in Eighteenth-Century Italy, Apr 12 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=108426&date=2017-04-12 Presented by the Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship in Critical Bibliography.<br /> <br /> Join us for Dr Barbierato’s lecture, followed by a round table discussion with UC Berkeley faculty:<br /> <br /> Thomas Dandelet, History<br /> Diego Pirillo, Italian Studies<br /> Jonathan Sheehan, History<br /> <br /> Co-sponsored by the Bancroft Library, the Department of Italian Studies, and the Renaissance and Early Modern Studies Designated Emphasis.<br /> <br /> With questions, please contact issa@berkeley.edu or (510) 642-2704. http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=108426&date=2017-04-12 Story Hour in the Library featuring Shanthi Sekaran, Apr 13 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=105604&date=2017-04-13 Story Hour in the Library is a monthly prose reading series held in UC Berkeley's Morrison Library. In April the program features author Shanthi Sekaran.<br /> <br /> Shanthi Sekaran’s novel, Lucky Boy, has been praised as "richly layered" and "superbly crafted". Released in January 2017, the novel tells the story of a young undocumented Mexican woman who finds her fate unexpectedly entwined with that of a Berkeley couple. Her first novel, The Prayer Room, came out in 2009. Sekaran now lives in Berkeley and teaches writing at California College of the Arts. http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=105604&date=2017-04-13 Maps and More. Sugar and Sand: Tracing Cuba's Shifting Export Economy in Maps, Apr 14 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=107078&date=2017-04-14 Join us for a Maps and More pop up exhibit featuring historic and economic maps of Cuba's agricultural and resource industries. We welcome guest curators, Liz Vasile and Chris Lesser. http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=107078&date=2017-04-14 Teachers at the Center: The Story of the National Writing Project, thru Sep 1 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=108657&date=2017-04-17 The National Writing Project is a professional development<br /> network for teachers of writing at all levels, from early<br /> childhood to university. Drawing from the newly available<br /> National Writing Project records and other Bancroft Library<br /> collections, this exhibition explores the history of the<br /> organization from its origins within the Graduate School of<br /> Education at UC Berkeley to its present status as a nationwide<br /> network. http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=108657&date=2017-04-17 Korean Language Resources, Apr 17 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=108479&date=2017-04-17 Introduction to research resources in Korean language in the area of humanities and social sciences. http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=108479&date=2017-04-17 Progressive Mayorship in the Trump Era, Apr 17 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=108421&date=2017-04-17 In November 2016, Jesse Arreguin was elected the first Latino mayor of Berkeley. Prior to this win, Mayor Arreguin expanded affordable housing, helped establish the minimum wage and fought for tenants, immigrants, and civil liberties as a city council member. <br /> <br /> Mayor Arreguin will discuss what it means to be a progressive mayor in the Trump era, what it means for Berkeley to be a sanctuary city and how students can get involved in local efforts to assist our most vulnerable people. <br /> <br /> Sponsored by the Free Speech Movement Educational Programs Committee and the Progressive Students Association. http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=108421&date=2017-04-17 Teaching and Research Resource Fair, Apr 18 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=108025&date=2017-04-18 Looking for ideas on how to improve or refresh your teaching or research? Wondering what campus resources are available to faculty and how to connect to them? <br /> <br /> Come to the first-ever AIS Teaching and Research Resource Fair (aka AIS-palooza) to get inspired, learn new things, and get your questions answered.<br /> <br /> Check out a few mini-sessions or stay for the whole event! <br /> <br /> Participating organizations include:<br /> American Cultures Center, bConnected, Berkeley Institute for Data Science, Berkeley Video, Cal Performances, Campus Shared Services-IT, Center for Teaching and Learning, D-Lab, Data Science Education Program, Digital Humanities, Disabled Students Program, Division of Equity & Inclusion, Educational Technology Services, Information Services Technology, Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation, Library, Media Relations, Media Resources Center, Public Affairs, Office of Ethics, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships, Research IT, Undergraduate and Interdisciplinary Studies http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=108025&date=2017-04-18 Chinese Language Resources in Humanities and Classics and Electronic Resources for Chinese Studies in Social Sciences, Apr 18 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=108477&date=2017-04-18 Introduction to selected Chinese research resources on Sinology in both print and electronic format as well as learning where to locate books, articles, data and government documents in electronic format for Chinese Studies in the social sciences. http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=108477&date=2017-04-18 Bancroft Library Roundtable: Marking Time: Gwendolyn Brooks and the Mundane World, Apr 20 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=106770&date=2017-04-20 Poet, novelist, and Pulitzer Prize winner Gwendolyn Brooks is heralded for her deftness with capturing the everydayness of black people, especially black Chicagoans, in her writing. Works like <i>A Street in Bronzeville</i> (1945) and <i>Maud Martha</i> (1953) portray the mundane aspirations and realities of their characters. Brooks’s papers in The Bancroft Library show that the author was very much attuned to the commonplace and ordinary in her own life as well. This talk looks at some of Brooks’s artifacts and writings, and suggests how the author’s own practices of marking time and experiences might help us to creatively rethink our own. http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=106770&date=2017-04-20 New Favorites: Collecting in the Bancroft Tradition, thru Aug 1 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=108655&date=2017-04-21 For the first time in many years The Bancroft Library presents<br /> an exhibition of recent additions to its major collections. The<br /> exhibition also includes recently rediscovered masterpieces<br /> carefully collected in years past. Gold-Rush-era memoirs<br /> and advertisements, early editions of William Langland and<br /> Jane Austen, “branded” books from 18th c. Mexico, and David Johnson’s photographs of the African American<br /> community in San Francisco after World War II are but a<br /> few of the items featured. The exhibition showcases the<br /> Bancroft curators and their distinctive collecting practices,<br /> which expand the remarkable vision of library founder<br /> Hubert Howe Bancroft—documenting California as it was<br /> happening and building a library for the American West that<br /> would rival its older European antecedents. http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=108655&date=2017-04-21 Cal Day in the Library!, Apr 22 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=108805&date=2017-04-22 2017 Cal Day schedule<br /> <br /> 9:00 am-12:00 pm<br /> Artist and Pop-Up Books, and Coloring for kids<br /> 210 Wurster Hall, Environmental Design Library<br /> <br /> 9:00 am-3:00 pm<br /> Doe Library $1 Book Sale<br /> 303 Doe Library<br /> <br /> 9:00 am-4:00 pm<br /> Exhibit: "Teachers at the Center: The Story of the National Writing Project"<br /> Doe Library, 2nd floor<br /> <br /> 9:00 am-4:00 pm<br /> Tour of Doe and Moffitt Libraries and Gardner Stacks for kids<br /> Doe Library, north entrance, or Moffitt Library, south entrance<br /> <br /> 9:00 am-4:00 pm<br /> UC Berkeley Library Passport Adventure! for kids<br /> Doe Library, north entrance, or Moffitt Library, south entrance<br /> <br /> 9:00 am-4:00 pm<br /> University & Jepson Herbaria Open House for kids<br /> 1001 Valley Life Sciences Building<br /> <br /> 9:00 am-5:00 pm<br /> Exhibit: "Beyond Tintin and Superman: The Diversity of Global Comics" for kids<br /> Doe Library, Bernice Layne Brown Gallery<br /> <br /> 9:00 am-5:00 pm<br /> Exhibit: "Designs from a Distance"<br /> 210 Wurster Hall, Environmental Design Library<br /> <br /> 9:00 am-5:00 pm<br /> Exhibit: "Literatura de Cordel"<br /> Moffitt Library Gallery, 3rd floor<br /> <br /> 9:00 am-5:00 pm<br /> Exhibit: "War Ink"<br /> Doe Library, Brown Gallery East Wing<br /> <br /> 10:00-11:00 am<br /> Tour the University & Jepson Herbaria Collections for kids<br /> 1001 Valley Life Sciences Building<br /> <br /> 10:00 am-12:00 pm<br /> 3DMC: 3D Maker Club<br /> Moffitt Library, 4th Floor<br /> <br /> 10:00 am-12:00 pm<br /> Discover Moffitt Library! Makerspace Demos and Self-Guided Tours for kids<br /> Moffitt Library, 4th Floor<br /> <br /> 10:00 am-12:00 pm<br /> Hackers@Berkeley<br /> Moffitt Library, 4th Floor<br /> <br /> 10:00 am-3:00 pm<br /> Bears, Bugs, Dinosaurs and More at the Bioscience Library for kids<br /> 2101 Valley Life Sciences Building<br /> <br /> 10:00 am-3:00 pm<br /> Calling All Eclipse Chasers to the Physics-Astronomy Library for kids<br /> 351 LeConte Hall<br /> <br /> 10:00 am-3:00 pm<br /> Color the UC Berkeley Library Collections for kids<br /> Morrison Reading Room Doe Library<br /> <br /> 10:00 am-3:00 pm<br /> Gallery Talks on the New Favorites of the Bancroft Library for kids<br /> Bancroft Library Gallery<br /> <br /> 10:00 am-3:00 pm<br /> Take the World for a Spin for kids<br /> 50 McCone Hall<br /> <br /> 10:00 am-3:00 pm<br /> Visit the Magnificent Morrison Library for kids<br /> Morrison Reading Room Doe Library<br /> <br /> 10:00 am-3:00 pm<br /> Women Who Figure: An Exhibit Inspired by the Mathematicians of Hidden Figures for kids<br /> 100 Evans Hall, Mathematics Statistics Library<br /> <br /> 10:00 am-3:00 pm<br /> Celebrating Social Justice at the Ethnic Studies Library<br /> 30 Stephens Hall<br /> <br /> 10:00 am-4:00 pm<br /> Exhibit: "Guerra Civil @ 80"<br /> Bancroft Library Gallery<br /> <br /> 10:00 am-4:00 pm<br /> Exhibit: "Indigenous Peoples in America: Passing Memories Toward the Future"<br /> 30 Stephens Hall<br /> <br /> 10:00 am-4:00 pm<br /> Exhibit: "New Favorites": Collecting in the Bancroft Tradition<br /> Bancroft Library Gallery<br /> <br /> 10:00 am-5:00 pm<br /> Exhibit: The Paul Kendel Fonoroff Collection<br /> C.V. Starr East Asian Library<br /> <br /> 11:00 am-4:00 pm<br /> Visit the Interlibrary Services Department<br /> 133 Doe Library<br /> <br /> 11:00 am-5:00 pm<br /> Chemistry Library Open House for kids<br /> 100 Hildebrand Hall<br /> <br /> 1:00-2:00 pm<br /> Hargrove Music Library Tour<br /> Hargrove Music Library, east entrance<br /> <br /> 1:00-2:00 pm<br /> Tour the University & Jepson Herbaria Collections for kids<br /> 1001 Valley Life Sciences Building<br /> <br /> 2:00-3:00 pm<br /> Hargrove Music Library Tour<br /> Hargrove Music Library, east entrance<br /> <br /> 2:00-3:00 pm<br /> Tour the C.V. Starr East Asian Library and Chang-Lin Tien Center for East Asian Studies<br /> C.V. Starr East Asian Library http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=108805&date=2017-04-22 Women Who Figure: An Exhibit Inspired by the Mathematicians of Hidden Figures;, thru Jun 16 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=108793&date=2017-04-24 Inspired by the book and film <em>Hidden Figures</em>, this exhibit focuses on the four women at its center and other women who have made important contributions to mathematics throughout history. The exhibit includes biographies about and books by these women - from Hypatia in 5th Century Alexandria to Maryam Mirzakhani in present-day America - as well as other books about African-Americans and women in mathematics from the Mathematics Statistics Library and other campus libraries.<br /> <br /> More information is available at http://guides.lib.berkeley.edu/women-who-figure http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=108793&date=2017-04-24 Western Language Resources for East Asian Studies, Apr 26 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=108476&date=2017-04-26 Introduction to locating materials and information in Western languages in the area of East Asian Studies by using library databases, catalogs and other bibliographic tools. http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=108476&date=2017-04-26 Road Trip! Maps for the August 21, 2017 Eclipse, Apr 28 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=107081&date=2017-04-28 Attention all eclipse chasers! Join us for a Maps and More pop up exhibit focusing on eclipse maps and atlases. We will feature maps related to the upcoming summer eclipse on 8/21/17. http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=107081&date=2017-04-28 My Love Affair with the Brain, May 3 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=108936&date=2017-05-03 Spend Wednesday evening of RRR week learning more about your brain, and how it can thrive! This delightful documentary follows renowned brain scientist and UC Berkeley professor emerita of anatomy, Dr. Marian Diamond, introducing us to her groundbreaking accomplishments at a time when so few women entered her field, as well as her entertaining teaching style and charming personality. http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=108936&date=2017-05-03 Story Hour in the Library Student Reading, May 4 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=105606&date=2017-05-04 Story Hour in the Library is a monthly prose reading series held in UC Berkeley's Morrison Library. In May the program features our student reading. <br /> <br /> Story Hour in the Library celebrates the writers in our campus community with an annual student reading. The event will feature short excerpts of work by winners of the year's biggest prose prizes, Story Hour in the Library interns, and faculty nominees. http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=105606&date=2017-05-04 A Country Called Syria, thru Aug 31 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=109169&date=2017-05-12 Journey through A Country Called Syria, a traveling collection that brings to life the history and heritage of Syrian culture. This unique exhibition allows its viewers to explore Syria from its ancient beginnings to the present civil war.<br /> <br /> The region that makes up the modern country of Syria is one of the oldest cradles of human civilization, and this exhibit highlights UC Berkeley's rich library collection on Syria along with the cultural artifacts we were lent. The aim of the exhibition is to highlight some of that diversity and complexity and give Syria and the Syrian a more accessible human dimension. http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=109169&date=2017-05-12 Bancroft Library Roundtable: Native American Collections at The Bancroft Library, May 18 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=109089&date=2017-05-18 Lee Anne Titangos will share highlights of The Bancroft Library’s Native American collections, spanning from original research material gathered by Hubert Howe Bancroft himself to contemporary photographic documentation of cultural heritage revitalization of local indigenous groups. She also will discuss how these amazing collections are being used by the campus community and beyond. http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=109089&date=2017-05-18 Oral History Center Advanced Oral History Summer Institute, Aug 7-11 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=105356&date=2017-08-07 The Oral History Center is offering a one-week advanced institute on the methodology, theory, and practice of oral history. This will take place on the UC Berkeley campus in the newly-opened MLK Jr Student Center from August 7-11, 2017.<br /> <br /> The institute is designed for graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, university faculty, independent scholars, and museum and community-based historians who are engaged in oral history work. The goal of the institute is to strengthen the ability of its participants to conduct research-focused interviews and to consider special characteristics of interviews as historical evidence in a rigorous academic environment. http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=105356&date=2017-08-07 Chinese Overseas, Oct 5 http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=105267&date=2017-10-05 This symposium celebrates the intellectual contributions of UC Berkeley’s research on Chinese communities overseas, including its archival collections from around the world. UC Berkeley created one of the first Chinese American studies programs in North America and holds one of the world’s largest Chinese American archives. http://events.berkeley.edu/index.php/calendar/sn/library.html?event_ID=105267&date=2017-10-05