Thursday, February 2, 2017
Workshop | January 30 – February 3, 2017 every day | Calvin Laboratory (Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing)
This workshop will focus on explicit constructions of graphs and functions with pseudorandom properties. There will be two main themes related to each object in the title. For expanders, these will be proofs of existence of expander graphs using lifts, a la Bilu-Linial and Marcus-Spielman-Srivastava, and the possibility of using the method to obtain explicit constructions of Ramanujan expanders... More >
Meeting | December 1, 2016 – December 7, 2017 the first Thursday of the month every month | 7:30-8:30 a.m. | Au Coquelet Cafe, (backroom)
Berkeley Communicators Toastmasters Club
Find out how to improve your public speaking skills and build confidence through the Toastmaster.
If you have wanted to improve your communication skills, practice public speaking and leadership, but find it difficult to do on your own, this is the place for you.
Meetings: 1st and 3rd Thursday 7:30am - 8:30am every month
Free street parking and close to Downtown Berkeley BART
Workshop | February 2 | 8:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. | 150 Lawrence Hall of Science
This event is for school district science leadership teams (comprised of district administrators, principals, and teacher leaders). This event will be held October 13, 2016; February 2, 2017; and April 24, 2017.
Contact our BaySci Program Director, Vanessa Lujan, at firstname.lastname@example.org or (510) 643-0311 if you have any questions or are interested in joining our district network.
RSVP by calling Vanessa Lujan at 510-643-0311, or by emailing Vanessa Lujan at email@example.com
Course | February 2 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | University Hall, Room 24
Synopsis: A soft skills workshop that covers essential customer service and workplace communication techniques, with a special emphasis on setting up, preparing for, facilitating, and debriefing an RAs initial meeting with their PI's.
Special Event | January 29 – April 30, 2017 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | Lawrence Hall of Science
Become a raindrop and go on an interactive adventure through a water-cycle-themed maze. Have fun riding the Watershed Zip Line, walk through a giant wetland, and snap a pic of your family "swimming" with the dolphinsall while developing a deeper understanding of your place in the water ecosystem.
$10–12 Water's Extreme Journey is included with your admission. Free for members.
Information Session | February 2 | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | Bechtel Engineering Center, Garbarini Lounge | Canceled
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Please bring multiple copies of your resume. Questions? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Special Event | February 2 – December 7, 2017 the first Thursday of the month every month | 11 a.m.-7 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
First Thursdays are a great time to visit BAMPFA. The galleries are free all day and we offer guided exhibition tours.
free admission to the galleries
PMB Seminar : "Dare to be different- regulators and mechanisms for asymmetric cell division in plants"
Seminar | February 2 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | Energy Biosciences Building, EBB First Floor Conference Room
Juan Dong, Waksman Institute of Microbiology, Rutgers University
Information Session | February 2 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430-8)
Information Session | February 2 | 12 p.m. | 14 Durant Hall
The Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship (MMUF) program at UC Berkeley targets students with exceptional academic promise in the humanities or social sciences and potential for academic careers that will contribute to diversity and equal opportunity in the academy. The program supports Fellows by providing mentorship and the environment and resources to strive for the highest academic goals.
Lecture | February 2 | 12:15-1:30 p.m. | 3105 Tolman Hall
David Yeager, Department of Psychology at the University of Texas at Austin
In this presentation he will discuss a conceptual framework for more effective behavior change interventions in adolescence through the use of developmental-science informed approaches. This builds on a series of studies he and his colleagues have conducted focusing on the challenges and limitations in many traditional approaches to behavior change in adolescencesparticularly school-based... More >
Panel Discussion | February 2 | 12:15-1:30 p.m. | Haas School of Business, Wells Fargo Room (C420)
Vincent Stanley, Director of Philosophy, Patagonia
Sara Beckman, Senior Lecturer, Haas School of Business
Vincent Stanley will be joined by Dr Sara Beck (Haas School of Business) to discuss the responsible company, what Patagonia is doing to be that company and how you can make a difference.
Seminar | February 2 | 12:30-2 p.m. | Cory Hall, 490 Cory
Rick McGeer, US Ignite
The past 15 years has seen the emergence of a large number of distributed infrastructures: PlanetLab and GENI in the United States, GLab, NorNet and FED4FIRE in the EU, SAVI in Canada, VNode in Japan, and many others. These infrastructures can be viewed as a new kind of network or a new kind of cloud. As a network, one that is defined by computational services rather than protocols or hardware;... More >
Seminar | February 2 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building
Seth Bordenstein, Vanderbilt University
Interested in planning Earth Week 2017 at UC Berkeley? The Student Environmental Resource Center is (SERC) is recruiting individual students and student representatives from environmental and sustainability student organizations to join the Earth Week 2017 Planning Committee.
Meetings will be held weekly on Thursdays from 1pm-2pm in Sproul 102. Drop-ins are welcome.
Join us for a free, docent-led tour of the Garden as we explore interesting plant species, learn about the vast collection, and see what is currently in bloom. Meet at the Entry Plaza.
Free with Garden admission
Advanced registration not required
Tours may be cancelled without notice.
For day-of inquiries, please call 510-643-2755
For tour questions, please email email@example.com... More >
Seminar | February 2 | 2-4 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall
Jen Kwok - "Influence of Provider Continuity on Healthcare Utilization"
Raffaele Saggio - "The Effects of Temporary Contracts on the Wage and Productive Structure: Evidence from Italy"
Gotsudi ní̜dé Dene xedə́ táodéʔa: Indigenous Language Resilience in Canada: Thomas Garden Barnes Lecture in Canadian Studies
Lecture | February 2 | 3-5 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall
Dr. Keren Rice, University of Toronto
The 2017 Thomas Garden Barnes Lecture in honor of the founder of the Canadian Studies Program will be delivered by internationally renowned linguist and Order of Canada Recipient Dr. Keren Rice of the University of Toronto. 3 PM, Thursday February 2, 2017. 223 Moses Hall, University of California, Berkeley.
Gotsudi ní̜dé Dene xedə́ táodéʔa:... More >
Information Session | February 2 | 3-4 p.m. | 3401 Dwinelle Hall
Leah Carroll, Haas Scholars
Learn about how to apply to this research program for your last year!
The Haas Scholars Program supports twenty undergraduates with financial need with their interest for conducting research during their final year at UC-Berkeley. Applicants are evaluated primarily on the merit and originality of their proposal for an independent research or creative project that will serve as the basis for a... More >
Seminar | February 2 | 4-5 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center
**Victoria Abraira**, Harvard University
Film - Documentary | February 2 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library
Dai Sil Kim-Gibson, Filmmaker
John Lie, UC Berkeley
Director Dai Sil Kim-Gibson is the first Korean American filmmaker to be given official permission by the North Korean government to film inside its borders. Kim-Gibson seamlessly weaves her own personal story as a native born North Korean, with the fractious history of the North/South division.
Seminar | February 2 | 4-5 p.m. | 348 Hearst Memorial Mining Building
Professor Uli Wiesner, Cornell University
Global problems including energy conversion and storage, clean water and human health require increasingly complex, multi-component and functional materials with unprecedented control over composition, structure, and order down to the nanoscale. This talk will give examples for the rational design of novel functional hybrid nanomaterials inspired by biological examples. Discussion will include... More >
Colloquium | February 2 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 2538 Channing (Inst. for the Study of Societal Issues), Wildavsky Conference Room
Brian Fishman, Counterterrorism Research Fellow, International Studies Program at New America
Given how quickly its operations have achieved global impact, it may seem that the Islamic State materialized suddenly. In fact, al-Qaedas operations chief, Sayf al-Adl, devised a seven-stage plan for jihadis to conquer the world by 2020 that included reestablishing the Caliphate in Syria between 2013 and 2016. Despite a massive schism between the Islamic State and al-Qaeda, al-Adls plan has... More >
Judith Lee Stronach Baccalaureate Prize Info Session: Funding for post graduation social engagement projects
Information Session | February 2 | 4-5 p.m. | 3401 Dwinelle Hall
Mary Crabb, Office of Undergraduate Research & Scholarships
The Judith Lee Stronach Baccalaureate Prize supports intellectual and creative pursuits that heighten awareness of issues of social consciousness and contribute to the public good. The award gives engaged students the opportunity to extend and reflect upon their undergraduate work at Berkeley by undertaking a socially engaged project after their graduation.
Several prizes may be awarded, each... More >
Seminar | February 2 | 4:10-6 p.m. | Haas School of Business, C325 Cheit Hall
Part of the Haas School's Oliver E. Williamson Seminar on Institutional Analysis
Lecture | February 2 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall
Sergiu Klainerman, Princeton University
The gravitational waves detected recently by LIGO were produced in the final phase of the inward spiraling of two black holes before they collided to produce a more massive black hole. The experiment is entirely consistent with the so-called Final State Conjecture of general relativity, according to which general solutions of the initial value problem approach asymptotically, in any compact... More >
QB3 Postdoc Seminar: Role of phosphoinositides and individual subunits in the assembly state, and localization of the Saccharomyces cerevisiae TORC2 complex
Seminar | February 2 | 4:30-5:30 p.m. | 621 Stanley Hall
Nieves Martinez Marshall (Thorner lab)
The ability to maintain homeostasis of the cell surface area in response to environmental insults and intracellular changes in lipid metabolism is essential for eukaryotic cell survival. A key regulator of membrane homeostasis in Saccharomyces cerevisiae is TORC2, a multiprotein complex that contains the evolutionarily conserved protein kinase Target of Rapamycin (TOR). The localization of TORC2... More >
Lecture | February 2 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220
Dale B. Martin, Woolsey Professor of Religious Studies, Yale University, and Danforth Visiting Professor of Theology, St. Louis University
For the past two centuries, scholars have attempted to derive orthodox Christian theology by reading the New Testament. They have, however, insisted that any contemporary theology be based on historical-critical exegesis of the ancient text, taking the meaning relevant for today from what scholars decide was the meaning intended by the original author or understood by the original audience.... More >
Radical Acts: A Dialogue on the Aesthetic and Political Histories of Resistance: The Graduate Speaker Series
Panel Discussion | February 2 | 5-7 p.m. | Durham Studio Theater (Dwinelle Hall)
Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies, Arts + Design, College of Arcus Chair for Gender, Sexuality and the Built Environment Environmental Design, Center for Race and Gender, Department of Ethnic Studies, Department of Gender and Women's Studies, Department of History of Art, Townsend Center for the Humanities
Our current political moment demands that we think carefully and closely about the legacies of protest in the United States. Such reflection is crucial for the cultivation of future activist imaginaries. To this end, Radical Acts: A Dialogue on the Aesthetic and Political Histories of Resistance, brings together feminist artist Sharon Hayes with feminist theorist and punk lifer Mimi Thi Nguyen... More >
Seminar | February 2 | 5:15-6:15 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall
Nicholas Ryder, University of California, Berkeley
We give a strongly polynomial time algorithm which determines whether or not a bivariate polynomial is real stable. As a corollary, this implies an algorithm for testing whether a given linear transformation on univariate polynomials preserves real-rootedness. The proof exploits properties of hyperbolic polynomials to reduce real stability testing to testing nonnegativity of a finite number of... More >
Professor Philipp Bleek at the Berkeley Forum: Disarming Syria’s Chemical Weapons and Lessons for Reducing Threats Elsewhere
Lecture | February 2 | 6-7:30 p.m. | 110 Boalt Hall, School of Law
After Syrias government breached the international norm against using chemical weapons in 2013, a U.S.-led international coalition pressured the Assad regime to disarm one of the worlds last remaining chemical weapons arsenals. How Washington laid the diplomatic, technical, and procedural groundwork that enabled this modest but important accomplishment, in the context of a broader conflict that... More >
Sport - Intercollegiate - Basketball | February 2 | 6 p.m. | Haas Pavilion
Cal Men's Basketball hosts Utah at Haas Pavilion.
Information Session | February 2 | 6:30-7:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430-8)
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From building world-class machine learning technology, to a great user experience, to the platform that moves millions of packages around the globe every day, to scaling the infrastructure that keeps it all running, there are no shortage of hard problems. Come help us tackle problems;... More >
Special Event | February 2 | 7-10 p.m. | ASUC Stores (King Student Union)
Win socks, a bike, a textbook scholarship, eat free food, play in the Game Zone, learn about your Student Union!
Film - Feature | February 2 | 7 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
A trilogy of short films that explores life in Paraguay during and after the military dictatorship of Alfredo Stroessner. Familiar and Arrival were both made using audio recordings and documents found by Encina in the Archives of Terrorthe archive amassed by the dictatorships police, documenting their own human rights violations from 1954 to 1989. Sorrows of the Struggle, the only fictional... More >
Free for Cal Student Film Pass holders | $7 BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students | $8 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, retirees; non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, 18 & under, disabled persons | $12 General admission
Performing Arts - Music | February 2 | 7:30 p.m. | Cal State University, East Bay, Recital Hall (MB1055), Music Building
An exploration of the diversity of Mongolian music, from traditional folk to folk-inspired hip-hop, mixing ethnographic video and audio recordings, narration, and live musical performance.
Performers and speakers include:
Charlotte DEvelyn, Loyola Marymount University
Urtaa Gantulga, Musician
Tamir Hargana, Northern Illinois University
Peter Marsh, California State University, East... More >
Exhibits and Ongoing Events
Exhibit - Artifacts | February 26, 2016 – April 1, 2017 every day | Bancroft Library, Rowell Cases & 2nd floor corridor between The Bancroft Library and Doe Library
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... More >
Exhibit - Multimedia | September 19, 2016 – April 23, 2017 every day | Doe Library, Bernice Layne Brown Gallery
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.
We... More >
Exhibit - Artifacts | September 1, 2016 – July 1, 2017 every day | Bancroft Library, 2nd floor corridor between The Bancroft Library and Doe Library
Marking the 80th anniversary of the beginning of the Spanish Civil War, the exhibition Guerra Civil @ 80 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... More >
Exhibit - Multimedia | November 23, 2016 – March 12, 2017 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
A prominent figure of the American Pop Art movement, Andy Warhol (19281987) was one of the first to integrate fine art with celebrity culture, media spectacle, and mass production. This exhibition presents a selection of new gifts to BAMPFA from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, on view here for the first time, alongside previous gifts to the collection. The prints on display span... More >
Free for BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students, faculty, staff, retirees; 18 & under + guardian $10 Non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, disabled persons $12 General admission
Exhibit - Photography | November 1, 2016 – May 1, 2017 every day | Doe Library, Brown Gallery (east wing)
Photographs from the celebrated War Ink Project will be on display in Berkeleys 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... More >
Exhibit - Artifacts | January 30 – May 19, 2017 every day | 210 Wurster Hall
CLOSES May 19. This exhibit features design and planning projects on six continents by architects based in the San Francisco Bay Area and held by the Environmental Design Archives.
The Gift to Sing: Highlights of the Leon F. Litwack and Bancroft Library African American Collections
Exhibit - Artifacts | September 23, 2016 – February 17, 2017 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Bancroft Library, Gallery
For decades professor emeritus of history Leon F. Litwack has been accumulating what is arguably the worlds 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... More >
Exhibit - Artifacts | August 30, 2016 – June 30, 2017 every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way), Warren Hellman & Charles Michael Galleries
Never before the creation of the State of Israel did Jews of so many origins live together, and in such a stimulating environment, as they did in the land they soon started calling in Hebrew i-tal-yah, an Island of Divine Dew. The exhibition highlights Italian Jewish art and artifacts from The Magnes Collection.
Exhibit - Artifacts | January 24 – June 23, 2017 every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)
Created from the early-modern period and into the present, shiviti manuscripts are found in Hebrew prayer books, ritual textiles, and on the walls of synagogues and homes throughout the Jewish diaspora. Wrestling with ways to externalize the presence of God in Jewish life, these documents center upon the graphic representation of God's ineffable four-letter Hebrew name, the Tetragrammaton, and... More >
Exhibit - Photography | January 24 – June 20, 2017 every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)
The work of Roman Vishniac (1897-1990), a Russian-born photographer, most notable for his documentary photographs of Jewish life in Eastern Europe in the years immediately preceding its destruction, has been celebrated in exhibitions and publications since the 1940s. Following the photographer's death, his daughter, Mara Vishniac Kohn, became the executor of Roman Vishniacs estate. In 2007, the... More >