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Tuesday, October 3, 2017

Garden Closed

Holiday | November 4, 2014 – December 5, 2017 the first Tuesday of the month every month |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

The garden is closed the first Tuesday of every month.

-Why is the Garden Closed one day a month?
For the safety of the public and the safety of the collection, the Garden’s Horticultural staff need one day per month to complete jobs that may pose safety risks to visitors, such as dropping tree limbs, renovating paths, or controlling pests.

-I’m only in Berkeley for one day from somewhere...   More >

Fall 2017 Architecture Sustainability Colloquium

Colloquium | August 25 – December 1, 2017 every day | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

FRIDAYS - AUG 25 through DEC 1. CHECK THE SCHEDULE FOR SPEAKERS. Bay Area Leaders discuss topics in sustainability.

TE-06 California MUTCD Update Workshop

Course | October 3 | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Sacramento Area

 Rock Miller, Senior Principal, Transportation Planning & Traffic Engineering,, Stantec Consulting

 Institute of Transportation Studies, Technology Transfer Program

Learn where your prior California Supplement/Traffic Manual applications still apply or have become outdated. Fully understand where and how California practice differs from Federal practice to be in compliance. Pick-up wide-ranging good practices in applying these standards to new and existing transportation facilities in California.


  Registration opens June 22. Register online or by calling Dana Oldknow at 510-643-4393, or by emailing Dana Oldknow at registrar@techtransfer.berkeley.edu by October 3.

McNair Scholars Program Application Workshop (open hours)

Information Session | October 3 | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | 2515 Channing Way (Academic Achievement Program), Suite 13

 Juan Esteva, Director, McNair Scholars Program

 Office of Undergraduate Research

The McNair Scholars Program prepares selected underrepresented or low-income UC Berkeley undergraduates for graduate study at the doctoral level. The goal of the McNair Scholars Program is to increase the number of underrepresented students in doctoral programs.

Crypto Economics Security Conference (CESC): Day 2

Conference/Symposium | October 3 | 10 a.m.-6 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Pauley Ballroom

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Hosted by Blockchain@Berkeley.

Public, permissionless blockchains are dependent for their security and reliability on their economic incentives and mechanism design. Some private, permissioned ones may be as well.

This conference will explore the economic security aspects of blockchains protocols, including game theory, incentive design, mechanism design and market design along with other...   More >

Drop-in Pre-Health Advising

Miscellaneous | August 29 – December 5, 2017 every Tuesday | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | 3060 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Marie Dutton, Pre-Health Advisor

 Career Center

Meet with a Pre-Health Advisor on a first-come, first-served basis. For students exploring, preparing for, and/or applying to medical school and other health professional graduate programs.

 Open to currently enrolled students and Alumni Advantage members.

Seminar 217, Risk Management: Nonparametric Risk Attribution for Factor Models of Portfolios

Seminar | October 3 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Speaker: Kellie Ottoboni, UC Berkeley

 Center for Risk Management Research

Factor models are used to predict the future returns of a portfolio with known positions in many assets. These simulations yield a distribution of future returns and various measures of the risk of the portfolio. Clients would often like to identify sources of risk in their portfolios, but this is difficult when factors influence the portfolio in nonlinear ways, such as when returns are measured...   More >

Novartis Seminar in Organic Chemistry: Learning and Applying Nature’s Biosynthetic Logic

Seminar | October 3 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Bradley Moore, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego

 College of Chemistry

Nature as a chemist continues to teach and inform us about the wonders of complex organic synthesis in a cell. Recent advances in genomics and metabolomics have ushered in a new era in natural products research linking genes to molecules. Synthetic biology programs now offer streamlined approaches to the discovery, production, and design of gene-encoded small molecules. This presentation will...   More >

Recombinant Poliovirus Cancer Immunotherapy

Seminar | October 3 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

 Matthias Gromeier, Duke University Medical Center, Department of Neurosurgery

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Finding Health Statistics and Data

Workshop | October 3 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Barrows Hall, 356: D-Lab Convening Room

 Michael Sholinbeck, Sheldon Margen Public Health Library


Learn about some of the issues surrounding the collection of health statistics, as well as some 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...   More >


  Register online or by calling 510-664-7000, or by emailing dlab-frontdesk@berkeley.edu

Social Networking

Workshop | October 3 | 12-1 p.m. |  University Hall

 Robyn Pease, Talent Acquisition Manager, Fundraising & Development

 Human Resources

Building on the basics, learn how to use LinkedIn to highlight career accomplishments; put your best foot forward; and research companies, people and job opportunities.

REGISTRATION required at the UC Learning Center through the Blu portal. Course code - BECAR306

  Register online

Development Lunch: "Local Matters: The Chief Administrative Officer and Public Service Delivery in Uganda" and "Two alternative measures of material welfare using properties of a Frisch demand system"

Seminar | October 3 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Isabelle Cohen; Elliot Collins

 Department of Economics

Student seminar series for development economics student in Econ and ARE.

"Reportage of Africa" and "Technology and Youth": MCF Graduate Scholars Summer Projects

Colloquium | October 3 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Monicah Wambugu, MIMS Student 2018, School of Information; Grace Oyenubi, Journalism Student 2018, Graduate School of Journalism

 Center for African Studies

This is a meeting of the weekly colloquium for the Center for African Studies.

Advancing Early Childhood Development: From Science to Scale

Colloquium | October 3 | 12:40-2 p.m. | 714C University Hall

 Lia Fernald, PhD, MBA, UC Berkeley, School of Public Health

 Public Health, School of

Hundreds of millions of young children experience adversities that disrupt formative developmental processes and contribute to life-long disparities in health, cognition, educational attainment, socio-emotional functioning, and economic productivity. This talk will review a 3-paper series published in the Lancet (2017), in which we estimate the number of children at risk, examine global...   More >

Drop-in Pre-Health Advising

Miscellaneous | August 29 – December 5, 2017 every Tuesday | 1-3 p.m. | 3060 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Caitlin Green, Pre-Health Advisor

 Career Center

Meet with a Pre-Health Advisor on a first-come, first-served basis. For students exploring, preparing for, and/or applying to medical school and other health professional graduate programs.

 Open to currently enrolled students and Alumni Advantage members.

ECON 281, International Trade and Finance: "Stagnation Traps"

Seminar | October 3 | 2-4 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Luca Fornaro, CREI

 Department of Economics

3-Manifold Seminar: Profinite rigidity for groups and 3-manifolds

Seminar | October 3 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Nic Brody, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

The profinite completion of the fundamental group $G$ of a 3-manifold $M$ is an assemblage of the possible finite quotients of $G$. If a $G$ has profinite completion different from that of any distinct $\pi _1 N$, $N$ a 3-manifold, then we say that $G$ is profinitely rigid. We will see some positive and negative results in the study of profinite rigidity, and review some open questions in this...   More >

Seminar 237, Macroeconomics: ​"Stagnation Traps"

Seminar | October 3 | 2:10-4 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Luca Fornaro, Centre de Recerca en Economia Internacional

 Department of Economics

joint with International Trade & Finance

Clinical Science Psychology Students 3rd Yr Talk

Colloquium | October 3 | 3:30-5 p.m. | Tolman Hall, Beach Room 3105

 Department of Psychology

Ben Swerdlow
Talk Title: Toxic Side Effects of Interpersonal Emotion Regulation?: Focus on Shame

Jennifer Pearlstein
Talk Title: Mechanisms of Impulsive Reactions to Emotion: How Stress Impacts the Ability to Override Emotional Impulses 

School of Public Health's State of the School

Information Session | October 3 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 150 University Hall

 Stefano Bertozzi, MD, PhD, Dean School of Public Health, Dean, School of Public Health

 Public Health, School of

Dean Bertozzi invites all SPH affiliates to join him for a presentation of topics relevant to the School.

How to Write a Research Proposal Workshop

Information Session | October 3 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Leah Carroll

 Office of Undergraduate Research

If you need to write a grant proposal, this workshop is for you! You'll get a headstart on defining your research question, developing a lit review and project plan, presenting your qualifications, and creating a realistic budget.

The workshop is open to all UC Berkeley students (undergraduate, graduate, and visiting scholars) regardless of academic discipline. It will be especially useful for...   More >

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: Algebraic Aspects of Lattice Polytopes

Seminar | October 3 | 3:45-4:45 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Benjamin Braun, University of Kentucky

 Department of Mathematics

To a lattice polytope P one can associate a graded semigroup algebra K[P]. A well-known theorem due to Hochster implies that K[P] is Cohen-Macaulay, and since the 1970's there has been a fruitful interaction between combinatorics and commutative algebra using this construction. In this talk I will discuss (1) several open problems regarding the Hilbert series of K[P] (often referred to as the...   More >

George C. Pimentel Seminar in Physical Chemistry: The Dynamics of Protons in Liquid Water Viewed through Ultrafast IR Spectroscopy

Seminar | October 3 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Andrei Tokmakoff, Department of Chemistry, University of Chicago

 College of Chemistry

Studying the structure of the excess proton in liquid water and the manner in which the excess charge is transported through water’s dynamic hydrogen bond network remains a daunting experimental challenge. This process has long been attributed proton transfer involving a sequential displacement of protons along a chain of hydrogen bonds that displaces the excess charge over long distance but not...   More >

Center for Race and Gender Open House Reception

Reception | October 3 | 4-6 p.m. | 691 Barrows Hall

 Center for Race and Gender

Join us for the CRG Open House and help welcome new CRG faculty director, Prof. Leti Volpp!

Google Search Tips, Tricks and Hacks

Workshop | October 3 | 4-5 p.m. | 405 Moffitt Undergraduate Library

 Jennifer Dorner, Librarian, Library; Jesse Silva, Librarian, Library


One of the largest hurdles of using Google is the amount you must weed through. Some searches result in thousands of pages; who has time to go through all that? Did you know you can manipulate a regular Google search with a few hacks (such as adding site:url to limit to a specific url)? In this workshop we will cover many tips, tricks and strategies to make searching Google, Google Scholar,...   More >

 A Cal ID is required to enter Moffitt Library.

  RSVP online

LYS228, a novel monobactam to treat infections caused by multi-drug resistant Enterobacteriaceae

Seminar | October 3 | 4-5 p.m. | Hildebrand Hall, Library Seminar Room 100D

 Dr. Folkert Reck, Senior Investigator II, Global Discovery Chemistry, Novartis Institutes for Biomedical Research

 College of Chemistry

Book Talk Series: The Alternative: Most of What You Believe About Poverty is Wrong

Reading - Nonfiction | October 3 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 227 Haviland Hall

 Mauricio L. Miller


The Alternative challenges the assumptions that low-income families are either lazy, or victims needing to be saved. Mauricio L. Miller lays out and details his simple, evidenced-based and effective alternative solution to poverty—to invest in people’s demonstrated strengths, rather than weaknesses. Mauricio L. Miller is the founder of Family Independence Initiative (FII) and a MacArthur Genius...   More >

Just Food Podcast Launch

Special Event | October 3 | 5-7 p.m. | North Gate Hall, Graduate School of Journalism Library

 Berkeley Food Institute, UC Berkeley Advanced Media Institute at the Graduate School of Journalism., Nutrition Policy Institute, Public Health, School of, College of Natural Resources

Join us to celebrate the launch of JustFood, a new 6-part podcast series about cultivating justice and health, produced by the Berkeley Food Institute in partnership with the UC Berkeley Advanced Media Institute at the Graduate School of Journalism.

The event will feature a preview of our...   More >

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: Liaison among curves in $P^3$

Seminar | October 3 | 5-6 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Mengyuan Zhang, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Two curves X and Y are linked if their union is a complete intersection in $P^3$. The equivalence relation generated by linkage is called liaison. We survey the results on free resolution of curves, classification of liaison classes and minimal curves, and mention the relevance to the study of the Hilbert scheme of curves in $P^3$.

WILL Seminar Talk: Professor Tsu-Jae King Liu

Seminar | October 3 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 240 Bechtel Engineering Center

 Tsu-Jae King Liu, EECS / UC Berkeley

 College of Engineering

As part of our Women Invested in Lifelong Leadership (WILL) series, Professor Tsu-Jae King Liu will be speaking about emotional intelligence and imposter syndrome and its effect on leadership. Please join us for this interactive session!

Dr. King Liu currently serves as Vice Provost for Academic and Space Planning, and she has previously served as the chair of the Department of Electrical...   More >

Illumina Infosession: Bio-Tech Connect: Industry Infosession Series

Information Session | October 3 | 5-7 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Bioengineering (BioE)

Calling all engineers, biological, and chemical science majors
who desire to help develop life changing technologies -
we want to meet you! Our team of engineers and recruiters (alumni too!) are excited to share about who we are and how YOU fit within Illumina. We’ll also share about our internship process and full time opportunities. DINNER PROVIDED!
Hosted by the Department of...   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 >

What's Up with That? - Navigating the US Education System

Workshop | October 3 | 5:30-7 p.m. | International House, Robert Sproul Room

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

The workshop will discuss various issues that international students face when trying to navigate the US Education System. This includes collaborative learning methods, citation requirements, usage of office hours, etc. We hope that the peer-to-peer discussion will help students to find tips on how to be a successful student at Cal.

  RSVP online

Oktoberfest Celebration: Dinner in the Dining Commons

Special Event | October 3 | 6-8 p.m. | International House, Dining Commons

 International House

German cuisine will be served for an Oktoberfest celebration, I-House style!
Enjoy traditional German cuisine and entertainment by the Deutscher Musikverein Band of San Francisco.

Menu: Traditional Sausages, Sauerkraut, Red Cabbage, Sauerbraten-style Tri Tip, Riesling Chicken, Potatoes
German Beer for $3 w/ID 21+
FREE for I-House Residents, $15...   More >

Oktoberfest at International House

Accenture Labs Info-Session and Tech Talk

Information Session | October 3 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Come join us for an evening of networking with Accenture Labs. Learn about Accenture’s Technology R&D and Innovation ecosystem, and how Accenture Labs is putting innovation to work for our clients. Our R&D groups research and apply newest technologies in areas spanning Quantum Computing, Virtual Reality, Artificial Intelligence, and Robotics to help our clients boost results today and...   More >

Exhibits and Ongoing Events

In-Between Places: Korean American Artists in the Bay Area

Exhibit - Painting | September 13 – December 10, 2017 every day |  Mills College Art Museum

 5000 MacArthur Boulevard, Oakland, CA 94613

 Mills College Art Museum

In-Between Places (사이에 머물다) is the story of Korean American artists and their dreams, featuring new work by: Jung Ran Bae; Sohyung Choi; Kay Kang; Miran Lee; Young June Lew; Nicholas Oh; Younhee Paik; and Minji Sohn.

Street by Minji Sohn, 2016

Jennie Smith: New Drawings

Exhibit - Painting | September 18 – December 15, 2017 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | Stephens Hall, Townsend Center for the Humanities

 Townsend Center for the Humanities

San Francisco artist Jennie Smith infuses her detailed drawings of the natural world with an imaginative sensibility.

Viewing hours are generally Monday through Friday, 9 am to 4 pm. The exhibit is located in a space also used for events and meetings; please call (510) 643-9670 or email in advance to confirm room availability.

The Russian Revolution Centenary: 1917-2017: Politics, Propaganda and People's Art

Exhibit - Multimedia | September 11, 2017 – January 8, 2018 every day |  Moffitt Undergraduate Library


This exhibition is dedicated to the centenary of the Russian Revolution that took place in October of 1917. The exhibition will take place in the Moffitt Library, and it will highlight several print-items from the revolutionary times.

 Access to the Moffitt Undergraduate Library is restricted and you'll need the UC Berkeley/ Cal Card for entry.

The Summer of Love 50th Anniversary

Exhibit - Artifacts | July 21 – December 29, 2017 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | Bancroft Library, Bancroft Corridor between The Bancroft Library and Doe Library

 Bancroft Library

Marking a 50th anniversary, Bancroft’s rare and unique collections documenting the 1967 “Summer of Love” are on exhibit in the corridor cases. Presented are images from the Bay Area alternative press, psychedelic rock posters and mailers, documentary photographs of the Haight-Ashbury scene and major rock concerts, and material from the personal papers of author Joan Didion and poet Michael...   More >

The Invisible Museum: History and Memory of Morocco

Exhibit - Multimedia | August 29 – December 15, 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

Since its inception in 1962, the former Judah L. Magnes Museum distinguished itself by directing its collecting efforts outside the focus on European Jewish culture and history that was prevalent among American Jewish museums at the time. During the 1970s and 1980s, its founders, Seymour and Rebecca Fromer, actively corralled an informal team of activist collectors and supporters. Together, they...   More >

Sketching "Fiddler": Set Designs by Mentor Huebner

Exhibit - Multimedia | August 29 – December 15, 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 Power of Attention: Magic and Meditation in Hebrew "shiviti" Manuscript Art

Exhibit - Artifacts | August 29 – December 15, 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 >

The Worlds of Arthur Szyk: The Taube Family Arthur Szyk Collection

Exhibit - Multimedia | August 29 – December 15, 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

Auditorium installation of high-resolution images of select collection items.

Acquired by The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life in 2017 thanks to an unprecedented gift from Taube Philanthropies, the most significant collection of works by Arthur Szyk (Łódź, Poland, 1894 – New Canaan, Connecticut, 1951) is now available to the world in a public institution for the first time as...   More >

Let the Tool Do the Work: The 2017 UC Berkeley Department of Art Practice Faculty Exhibition

Exhibit - Multimedia | September 28 – October 12, 2017 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday | 12-5 p.m. | Kroeber Hall, Worth Ryder Art Gallery / K116

 Art Practice, Department of

The Annual UC Berkeley Department of Art Practice Exhibition is a recent works show featuring our faculty and staff.

This year the exhibition explores how artwork functions as a tool. In addition to their work, the artists will present the tools they use in their creative process in a “workshop” for our visitors.

Think outside the toolbox!