<< Tuesday, March 21, 2017 >>

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Nuclear Policy Working Group

Meeting | March 14 – May 9, 2017 every Tuesday with exceptions | NSSC Suite, Suite 230

 2150 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94709

 Nuclear Engineering (NE)

EHS 201 Biosafety in Laboratories

Course | March 21 | 9:30-11:30 a.m. | 177 Stanley Hall | Note change in location

 Office of Environment, Health & Safety

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

Caltime KRONOS 8 – Managers/Supervisor Training

Course | March 21 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | 241 CSS

 1608 Fourth Street, Berkeley, CA 94710

 Lydia Jenkins

 Human Resources

Objective/Focus - KRONOS 8 Upgrade Changes:
Cosmetic features and functionality of CalTime KRONOS 8
Access to CalTime via Citrix – one timecard view
Edit personal Timecard
Edit timecards for employees
View Accruals and Totals on timecards
Icons, and color alerts to guide to the next task
Approve Employee Timecards - individual and mass approval
Instructor-led, hands-on training using...   More >

  Register online

National Park Service Meet and Greet

Tour/Open House | March 21 | 11 a.m. | Mulford Hall, 131 and 133

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

Come visit and learn about Public Lands & Research!

Patrick Gonzalez (131 Mulford Hall)
National Park Service Principal Climate Change Specialist


Sarah Allen (133)
National Park Service Science Program Lead for Pacific West Region and NPS Cooperative Ecosystem Studies Unit Research Coordinator

Jim Weigand (133 Mulford Hall)
Bureau of Lands Management State Ecologist and BLM...   More >

Andrew Streitwieser Lecture: Chemistry on the Brain: Understanding the Nicotine Receptor

Seminar | March 21 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Dennis Dougherty, California Institute of Technology

 College of Chemistry

The human brain is the most complex object known to man. It presents daunting challenges at all levels, from the anatomical, to the cellular, to the molecular. Our work seeks to provide a chemical-scale understanding of the molecules of memory, thought, and sensory perception; of Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and schizophrenia. An area of particular interest has been the chemistry of nicotine...   More >

From cold sores to encephalitis: herpesvirus invasion of the nervous system

Seminar | March 21 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

 Gregory Smith, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Department of Microbiology-Immunology

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Travel and Visa Renewal in 2017

Presentation | March 21 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Online

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Learn about what to expect when traveling abroad and re-entering the U.S.

Topics include: Is it ok to travel internationally right now? What are the risks involved with travelling? When a visa stamp is needed (and when it is not), documents you need to apply for a visa, the visa application process and timelines, Security Clearances, and travel to Canada and Mexico. A Question and Answer...   More >

Seminar 217, Risk Management: Defers to the BSTARS conference on THURSDAY

Seminar | March 21 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Speaker: TBD, UC Berkeley

 Center for Risk Management Research

BSTARS this Thursday afternoon!

BSTARS will take place at the following time and location:
Thursday, March 23th
1:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Alumni House, UC Berkeley

The Berkeley Statistics Annual Research Symposium (BSTARS) surveys the latest research developments in the department, with an emphasis on possible applications to statistical problems encountered in industry.

The Berkeley Network Webinar Series: Career Transitions: Ensure Your Next Step is Successful

Seminar | March 21 | 12-1 p.m. |  Online

 Ainka Fulani ’94, Owner, BreakThrough

 Cal Alumni Association

Whether you're seeking employment, getting promoted, switching functions, or looking to change industries these are all transitions that come with opportunity. Some transitions we choose. Others are chosen for us. In this webinar we will focus on frameworks and techniques that will maximize your strengths and perhaps minimize the stress of change. Please come with questions and be prepared to...   More >

  Register online

Plant Fibers in Architecture - A Case Study from the Western Amazon

Lecture | March 21 | 12-1 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Constructions in inundation risk zones largely impacted by Climate Change, including the Western Amazon Basin, have traditionally incorporated natural materials. These lightweight enclosures often made with agrowaste including plant fibers as palm leaves have proven largely efficient for climate comfort. However, during the twentieth century, these constructions became incrementally supplanted or...   More >

Free with Garden Admission

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

Cook Well Berkeley Healthy Cooking Series: 7-Minute Veggies (BEUHS641)

Workshop | March 21 | 12:10-1 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club

 Kim Guess, RD, Be well at Work - Wellness

 Be Well at Work - Wellness

Is a lack of time keeping you from eating your veggies? Say goodbye to this excuse with delicious vegetable recipes that can be prepared in 7 minutes or less. Demonstration, recipes, and samples provided.

  Register online

Development Lunch:"Digital Credit: Where We Are Now"

Seminar | March 21 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Eilin Francis

 Department of Economics, CEGA

Healthcare Market Concentration Trends and Their Association with Health Insurance Premiums

Colloquium | March 21 | 12:40-2 p.m. | 714C University Hall

 Brent Fulton, PhD, MBA, Assistant Adjunct Professor of Health Economics and Policy, UC Berkeley

 Public Health, School of

This talk aims to fill the gap within the healthcare sector by describing and analyzing market concentration trends across the United States for hospitals, physician organizations and health insurers.

Art + Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon

Special Event | March 21 | 1-6 p.m. | 405 Moffitt Undergraduate Library

 Library

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. 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!

Caltime KRONOS 8 – Managers/Supervisor Training

Course | March 21 | 1-3 p.m. | 241 CSS

 1608 Fourth Street, Berkeley, CA 94710

 Lydia Jenkins

 Human Resources

Objective/Focus - KRONOS 8 Upgrade Changes:
Cosmetic features and functionality of CalTime KRONOS 8
Access to CalTime via Citrix – one timecard view
Edit personal Timecard
Edit timecards for employees
View Accruals and Totals on timecards
Icons, and color alerts to guide to the next task
Approve Employee Timecards - individual and mass approval
Instructor-led, hands-on training using...   More >

  Register online

Inviting Students to Bring Themselves to Class:: Connecting Learning and Lived Experiences

Panel Discussion | March 21 | 1-2 p.m. | 117 Dwinelle Hall

 Kim Voss, Professor; Associate Dean, Graduate Division, Department of Sociology, University of California Berkeley; Tamara Roberts, Associate Professor, Performance Studies, Department of Music, University of California Berkeley; Tina Sacks, Assistant Professor, School of Social Welfare, University of California Berkeley

 Tsu-jae Liu, Vice Provost for Academic and Space Planning; TSMC Distinguished Professor in Microelectronics, Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of California Berkeley

 Academic Innovation Studio, American Cultures, Blum Center for Developing Economies, Center for Teaching and Learning, Division of Equity and Inclusion

How do we draw upon the diversity of Berkeley's student population as well as our own subject matter expertise, to create a richer learning experience? A distinguished panel of Berkeley faculty will share strategies and insights.

Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon

Special Event | March 21 | 1-6 p.m. | 405 Moffitt Undergraduate Library

 Library

Wikimedia’s gender trouble is well-documented. While the reasons for the gender gap are up for debate, the effect is not: content is skewed by the lack of female participation. Let’s change that! Drop by the Wikipedia Edit-a-Thon, learn how to edit Wikipedia and make a few changes of your own!

People of all gender identities and expressions welcome. Bring a laptop (or use one of ours). No...   More >

  RSVP online

EH&S 403 Training Session

Course | March 21 | 1:30-2:30 p.m. | 370 University Hall

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

 Office of Environment, Health & Safety

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

Caltime KRONOS 8 – Managers/Supervisor Training

Course | March 21 | 3-5 p.m. | 241 CSS

 1608 Fourth Street, Berkeley, CA 94710

 Lydia Jenkins

 Human Resources

Objective/Focus - KRONOS 8 Upgrade Changes:
Cosmetic features and functionality of CalTime KRONOS 8
Access to CalTime via Citrix – one timecard view
Edit personal Timecard
Edit timecards for employees
View Accruals and Totals on timecards
Icons, and color alerts to guide to the next task
Approve Employee Timecards - individual and mass approval
Instructor-led, hands-on training using...   More >

  Register online

The neuroscience of cognitive development and mathematics skill acquisition

Lecture | March 21 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

 Torkel Klingberg

 Department of Psychology

Professor Torkel Klingberg from the Karolinska Institute in Sweden will be giving a lecture in the Cognitive Neuroscience colloquium series in Psychology.

3-Manifold Seminar: Reshetikhin-Turaev for the Drinfeld Double of a Finite Group II

Seminar | March 21 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Kevin Donoghue, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Reshetikhin and Turaev built a machine which takes as input a certain kind of Hopf algebra and outputs a link invariant. This talk will reverse the process: if you start with a particular link invariant, namely the number of homomorphisms of the link group to a finite group, the corresponding Hopf algebra and its tensor diagrammatics appear after some simple topological considerations.

Student Harmonic Analysis and PDE Seminar (HADES): Harmonic measures in the plane and higher-dimensional spaces

Seminar | March 21 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Zihui Zhao, University of Washington

 Department of Mathematics

Given a domain Ω, consider a Brownian motion starting from an interior point $x_0$, the harmonic measure $\omega =\omega ^{x_0}$ describes where the Brownian motion exits from the domain. Information of harmonic functions is also encoded in \omega : given a continuous function $f \in C(\partial \Omega )$, let $u$ be its harmonic extension in Ω, we have $u(x_0) = \int f d\omega $. A natural...   More >

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry through Macaulay2: How does Macaulay2 compute things?

Seminar | March 21 | 3:45-5 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall | Canceled

 Mahrud Sayrafi, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

We begin with a quick discussion about the organization and topics of this mini-seminar.

Then, I will talk about the basic computational methods of M2: monomial orders, Gröbner bases, syzygetic computations, and free resolutions. Plenty of examples will be provided for each case.

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Structure and Dynamics of the Influenza M2 Protein and Plant Cell Walls Determined by Solid-State NMR Spectroscopy

Seminar | March 21 | 4-5 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Mei Hong, Department of Chemistry, MIT

 College of Chemistry

High-resolution solid-state NMR spectroscopy is a powerful and versatile method to determine, at atomic resolution, the structure, mobility, and intermolecular interactions of biomolecules in their native environments, thus giving rich insights into the mechanisms of action of biomolecules. I will present our studies of the influenza virus M2 protein and plant cell walls to illustrate this point....   More >

Design Field Notes: Matter Global

Seminar | March 21 | 4-5 p.m. | 220 Jacobs Hall

 Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation

Guests from Matter, a design firm that specializes in creating products and experiences for the connected world and works with clients like Disney and Google, will share insights in a talk at Jacobs Hall.

Queuing into the Afterlife: The Politics of Branding Buryat Buddhism

Lecture | March 21 | 4 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Tatiana Chudakova, Department of Anthropology, Tufts University

 Franck Billé, Visiting Scholar, UC Berkeley Mongolia Initiative

 Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), Center for Buddhist Studies, UC Berkeley Mongolia Initiative

This paper discusses the inadvertent effects of transforming the marked into the marketable on the mundane strategies of “making a living,” both economically and cosmologically, in Buddhist Siberia. Building on anthropological discussions on marketing ethnicity, it tracks attempts to develop a regional brand in Buryatia, a self-governing republic within the Russian Federation that derives its...   More >

Buryat Buddhism

Christina Marsden Gillis Academic Lives Program: "Immigration in Trump's America

Panel Discussion | March 21 | 4-6 p.m. | Women's Faculty Club, Lucy Ward Stebbins Lounge

 Professor Kathryn Abrams, Herma Hill Kay Distinguished Professor Of Law, UC Berkeley School of Law; Professor Leti Volpp, Robert D. and Leslie Kay Raven Professor of Law in Access to Justice, UC Berkeley School of Law

 The Women's Faculty Club

Professors Kathyrn Abrams and Leti Volpp, UC Berkeley School of Law, in conversation on current legal issues and political action. Professor Abrams is currently researching immigration issues in Arizona. Professor Volpp researches how American national identity is constructed in relation to the perception of immigrant communities.

  RSVP by calling Front Desk at 510-642-4175, or by emailing Front Desk at womensfacultyclub@gmail.com by March 20.

Seminar 221, Industrial Organization: ​"Multiproduct Pricing Made Simple"

Seminar | March 21 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 John Vickers, University of Oxford

 Department of Economics

(joint with Economic Analysis and Policy Group Seminar)

Food Politics and the Twenty-First Century Food Movement: Barbara Weinstock Lectures on the Morals of Trade by Marion Nestle

Lecture | March 21 | 4:10 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium

 Dr. Marion Nestle, Paulette Goddard Professor of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health, New York University

 Graduate Division, Berkeley Food Institute

Marion Nestle will present the Weinstock lecture on March 21, 2017. Her lecture is titled "Food Politics and the Twenty-First Century Food Movement" and is free and open to the public. No tickets are required.

Marion Nestle

Film Screening: The State of Eugenics

Film - Feature | March 21 | 5-7:30 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, Room 100

 Department of Gender and Women's Studies

Please join us at 5:00 pm on March 21, 2017 at UC Berkeley for a free screening of The State of Eugenics, the just-released film about the eugenic sterilization program North Carolina ran between the 1930's and 1970's. The film documents how that long-forgotten program was brought back to light by researchers and journalists, resulting in a pitched political battle over compensating...   More >

EPMS Weekly Seminar

Seminar | November 1, 2016 – December 5, 2017 every Tuesday | 5:10-6 p.m. | 212 O'Brien Hall

 Engineering and Project Management Society

Each week the Engineering and Project Management Society brings in a speaker to talk about topics related to construction and project management. Light refreshments will be provided.

Event is ADA accessible. For disability accommodation requests and information, please contact Disability Access Services by phone at 510.643.6456 (voice) or 510.642.6376 (TTY) or by email at...   More >

The Nemea Center Seminar: These aren't the Mycenaeans we're looking for

Seminar | March 21 | 5:30 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Dimitri Nakassis, Classics, University of Colorado Boulder

 The Nemea Center for Classical Archaeology

The term "Mycenaean" is typically used for the Late Bronze Age societies of the Greek mainland and other parts of the Aegean basin, but we would do well to remember that our concept of these people, whoever they were, and our word for them, is ours, and it need not describe an internal reality. The term “Mycenaean” can be a useful one for historians and archaeologists, but it is also undoubtedly...   More >

Career Connections Series: Working Toward Social Good

Social Event | March 21 | 5:30-8 p.m. |  Career Center (2440 Bancroft Way)

 Career Center

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

We are seeking a diverse group of approximately 15-20 Cal alumni whose work is for the benefit of a community, the environment, or another cause requiring advocacy and support. Professionals from both non-profits and for-profits who meet these criteria are welcome....   More >

  RSVP online by March 14.

ACT Artistic Director Carey Perloff at The Berkeley Forum: The Evolving Role of Theater in the 21st Century

Seminar | March 21 | 6-7:30 p.m. |  UC Berkeley Campus

 Carey Perloff, American Conservatory Theater

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies, The Berkeley Forum

As today’s culture is heavily influenced by more popular, commercial forms of art and entertainment, how do we keep a classical culture alive in the new world? Theatre is often seen merely as a traditional art form, a concept existing independently from the issues of the outside world. However, as A.C.T. artistic director and award-winning playwright Carey Perloff suggests, the theater should...   More >

FREE

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Swahili Weekly Social Hour

Social Event | January 31 – May 9, 2017 every Tuesday | 6-7 p.m. |  Jupiter Taproom

 2181 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Center for African Studies

Speak Swahili with your fellow Swahili students and enthusiasts over a drink at Jupiter Taproom. This is an informal gathering to connect with other Swahili speakers on campus and in Berkeley. Each person will support their own beverage purchases, but we will provide the good company! And of course, Swahili speaking only! All skill and experience levels are welcome. Karibuni sana!

Sustain U: Green Up Your Life

Course | January 31 – April 25, 2017 every Tuesday with exceptions | 6:30-8 p.m. | 228 Dwinelle Hall

 Sharon Chen; Mary Thomasmeyer

 Student Environmental Resource Center

This course, presented by the Student Environmental Resource Center, is meant to introduce sustainability as a multi-faceted and interdisciplinary concept embodying business, economics, public health, engineering, and ethnic studies, as well as its real practical applications in students’ lives.

Exhibits and Ongoing Events

Protecting the New Wonderland: The Origins of the National Park Service

Exhibit - Artifacts | February 26, 2016 – April 1, 2017 every day | Bancroft Library, Rowell Cases & 2nd floor corridor between The Bancroft Library and Doe Library

 Bancroft 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 >

Beyond Tintin and Superman: The Diversity of Global Comics

Exhibit - Multimedia | September 19, 2016 – April 23, 2017 every day | Doe Library, Bernice Layne Brown Gallery

 Library

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 >

Guerra Civil at 80

Exhibit - Artifacts | September 1, 2016 – July 1, 2017 every day | Bancroft Library, 2nd floor corridor between The Bancroft Library and Doe Library

 Bancroft 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 >

War Ink: California Veterans Exhibit

Exhibit - Photography | November 1, 2016 – May 1, 2017 every day | Doe Library, Brown Gallery (east wing)

 Cal Veteran Services Center

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...   More >

Designs from a Distance

Exhibit - Artifacts | January 30 – May 19, 2017 every day | 210 Wurster Hall

 Environmental Design, College of

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.

NEMESTUDIO: 18 Drawings, 7 Models

Exhibit - Multimedia | March 20 – April 25, 2017 every day | 121 Wurster Hall

 Environmental Design, College of

OPEN THROUGH APRIL 25. Exhibit runs through APR 25. The exhibition presents drawings and models produced for two recent exhibits by NEMESTUDIO, an architectural studio founded by Assistant Professor of Architecture Neyran Turan and Mete Sonmez.

Literatura de Cordel in Moffitt Library

Exhibit - Artifacts | February 16 – June 30, 2017 every day |  Moffitt Undergraduate Library

 Library

This exhibition highlights a collection of Brazilian chapbooks or Literatura
de Cordel in the Moffitt Library. These chapbooks are still produced for
mass consumption in the Northeastern Brazil. These are called literature de
cordel as they are hung from a cord in the book-stands so that the consumers
can browse them and select them according to their desires. There are
several themes that...   More >

Native Americans: An Intimate View from Afar

Exhibit - Photography | March 9 – April 24, 2017 every day | Stephens Hall, Ethnic Studies Library

 Ethnic Studies Library

Jun Kamata, Associate Professor at ASIA University in Tokyo, has published eight books in Japan. This exhibit includes 25 of his photographs of the Pomo people of northern California. Kamata holds a BA in Native American Studies from UC Berkeley, an MA in American Indian Studies and a Ph.D. in urban planning from UCLA.

I-Tal-Yah: An Island of Divine Dew: Italian Crossroads in Jewish Culture

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

 Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

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.

The Power of Attention: Magic and Meditation in Hebrew "shiviti" Manuscript Art

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)

 Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

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 >

From the Photographer’s Archive: Roman Vishniac

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)

 Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

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 Vishniac’s estate. In 2007, the...   More >