Monday, April 16, 2018
Seminar | April 16 | 12-1 p.m. | 489 Minor Hall
Elizabeth Berger, PhD, Professor, Wayne State University
Abstract: Corneal infection with Pseudomonas aeruginosa perforates the cornea in C57BL/6 (B6), but not BALB/c mice. Comparative analysis of these two responses has revealed that B6 mice, type 1-dominant responders, exhibit increased inflammation, leading to an exacerbated disease response when compared to BALB/c mice, which demonstrate a less severe/resistant response and are classified as type... More >
Seminar | April 16 | 12-1 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall
Yan Zhang, San Jose State University
The classical Arrow's Theorem answers "how can n voters obtain a collective preference on a set of outcomes, if they have to obey certain constraints?" We give an analogue of this theorem in the judgment aggregation framework of List and Pettit, answering "how can n judges obtain a collective judgment on a set of logical propositions, if they have to obey certain constraints?" We introduce the... More >
Lecture | April 16 | 12-2 p.m. | 602 Barrows Hall
Pedro Javier DiPietro, Assistant Professor in Women's and Gender Studies, Syracuse University
Please join us for a HIFIS Transgender Studies faculty job talk:
This talk examines trans* of color geographies as they speak to the hemispheric projects of Latinx, indigenous, and decolonial trans*feminisms. It focuses on trans spaces as responses to the coloniality of gender and its shaping of trans dispossession and rehabilitation.
Colloquium | April 16 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | 3105 Tolman Hall
Steven O. Roberts, Department of Psychology, Stanford University
Young children are quick to take a normative stance they interpret world around them as being governed by standards and rules that must be followed. On the one hand, normative reasoning is useful in that it promotes ones self (e.g., facilitating learning), ones culture (e.g., transmitting practices across generations), and ones group (e.g., increasing group functioning). On the other hand,... More >
Workshop | April 16 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42
Maureen Kelly, Ed.D., LCSW, Be well at Work - Elder Care
This workshop will focus on specific challenges related to caring for an older adult, including roles and responsibilities of the caregiver and other family members; the caregiver-care receiver relationship; expectations you and others have of you; and feeling responsible but not having control. Strategies for self-care will be shared, and resources will be provided.
Seminar | April 16 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 338 Koshland Hall
Kris Kennedy, Graduate Student, PMB; Jong Duk Park, Postbac, PMB
Plant and Microbial Biology Student Group
Come join us to hear research going on in PMB from graduate students and post docs. There will be snacks and coffee/tea. Please bring a mug. Hosted by the Plant and Microbial Biology Student Group (PMBG).
This event is sponsored by the UCB Graduate Assembly. Event is ADA accessible. For disability accommodation requests and information, please contact Disability Access Services by phone at... More >
Network dynamics of fixed and flexible passenger transport under operational and behavioural uncertainty
Lecture | April 16 | 1-2 p.m. | 212 O'Brien Hall
Oded Cats, Delft University of Technology
The metropolitan passenger transport landscape is shifting due to a combination of technological and social developments which enable both service providers and service users to become increasingly adaptive. Service providers can manage their resources to better cater for prevailing demand patterns, while service users can adjust their behaviour in response to real-time information. In... More >
Seminar | April 16 | 2-4 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall
Ken Dykema, Texas A&M University
Several different models exist for quantum strategies for non-local games (e.g. the graph coloring game ). Different sets correspond to different sets of correlation matrices. Open questions about these sets of correlation matrices remain, including some that are equivalent to Connes' Embedding Conjecture. One set of correlation matrices is the set arising from finite dimensional projections. The... More >
Seminar | April 16 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall
Alan Taylor, UC Davis
Panel Discussion | April 16 | 3-9 p.m. | ASUC Stores (King Student Union), Pauley Ballroom
Jameson McBride, Energy and Climate Analyst, Breakthrough Institute; Steven Greenhut, Western Region Director, R-Street Institute; Wynn Tucker, Senior Program Associate, Climate Leadership Council; Spencer Smith, Founder, Jefferson Center for Holistic Management; Dr. Lynn Huntsinger, Professor of Rangeland Ecology and Management, UC Berkeley; Kevin Bayuk, Senior Fellow, Drawdown; Paige Stanley, PhD Student, UC Berkeley; Dan Kreeger, Executive Director, Association of Climate Change Officers; Dr. Kristina Hill, Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture & Environmental Planning and Urban Design, UC Berkeley; Dr. Michael Mascarenhas, Associate Professor in Environmental, Science, Policy and Management Department, UC Berkeley; Mel Krnjaic, Graduate Student, UC Berkeley; Mitch Hescox, President/C.E.O., The Evangelical Network; Debbie Dooley, Founder, Conservatives for Energy Freedom; Benji Backer, Founder and President, American Conservation Coalition; Nina Jhunjnuwala, ASUC Senator, UC Berkeley
Bridge USA at Berkeley is incredibly excited to bring you Heated Debates: Conversations about Climate Change. This event will serve to highlight solutions to climate change consistent with a diversity of political leanings and empower Cal students to be able to engage in constructive discourse on this divisive issue with their political opposites.
Heated Debates will feature panels of speakers... More >
Free admission for students with ID.
FREE UC Berkeley Students/Faculty/Staff, $15 General Admission
Seminar | April 16 | 3-4 p.m. | 433 Latimer Hall
Please join us for two special STROBE Seminars on April 9 & 16 at 3 PM PT/4 PM MT. The graduate students will be presenting their engaging 3-Minute Thesis Talks. See GoToMeeting and flyer information below.
A reminder that STROBE will be sending 3-4 senior graduate students to the NSF STC Professional Development workshop in early August 2018 (here's a link to last year's workshop website:... More >
Seminar | April 16 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall
Solomon Friedberg, Boston College
I discuss work with Cai, Ginzburg and Kaplan that allows us to establish liftings for spaces of automorphic forms (first proved by Arthur) without using the trace formula. The converse theorem has long been understood as an alternative to the trace formula for such liftings, but it requires information about Rankin-Selberg L-functions. Until recently it was not possible to obtain this information... More >
Seminar | April 16 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 3108 Etcheverry Hall
Rahul Jain, University of Southern California
Abstract: Reinforcement Learning (RL) is concerned with solving sequential decision-making problems in the presence of uncertainty. RL is really about two problems together. The first is the `Bellman problem: Finding the optimal policy given the model, which may involve large state spaces. Various approximate dynamic programming and RL schemes have been developed, but either there are no... More >
Seminar | April 16 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall
Seminar | April 16 | 4-5 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building
Aaron Friedman, UCB (Kaufer Lab)
Lecture | April 16 | 4-6:30 p.m. | 308A Doe Library
Paula Perlman, Professor of Classics, University of Texas (Austin)
2017/2018 Aleshire Lecture
Seminar | April 16 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall
Lecture | April 16 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 300 Wheeler Hall
Join the Irish Studies Program for a lecture by Professor Paige Reynolds (College of the Holy Cross) on acclaimed Irish novelist Eimear McBride.
Paige Reynolds, Professor of English at College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA, has published widely on the subjects of modernism, drama and performance, and modern and contemporary Irish literature. She is the author of Modernism, Drama, and the... More >
The Aesir and the Anthropocene: Ecology and Catastrophe in Norse Mythology: A talk by Professor Chris Abram
Lecture | April 16 | 5-7 p.m. | UC Berkeley Campus, Geballe Room at the Townsend Center
The Aesir and the Anthropocene: Ecology and Catastrophe in Norse Mythology.
Chris Abram, Associate Professor of English, University of Notre Dame
Monday, April 16, 2018 at 5:00 pm in the Geballe Room of the Townsend Center.
Lecture | April 16 | 5-7 p.m. | 3401 Dwinelle Hall
Maeve Cooke, Professor of Philosophy, University College Dublin
What makes a political theory a critical theory of politics? What critical theory of politics responds best to the particular challenges of our times? Drawing on a conception of critical theory indebted to the Frankfurt School tradition of theorizing, but integrating new impulses from outside it, I identify the salient features of a critical theory of politics. Using this general account as a... More >
Speak Swahili with your fellow Swahili students and enthusiasts over a drink at Jupiter (check for location updates). This is an informal gathering to connect with other Swahili speakers on campus and in Berkeley. Each person will support their own beverage purchases (water, soda, coffee, tea, beer, etc.), but we will provide the good company! And of course, Swahili speaking only! All skill and... More >
Lecture | April 16 | 6 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium
Dilma Rousseff (President of Brazil 2011-16) on the challenges for democracy in Brazil.
Tickets are not currently available. At the event there will be a stand-by line. Any open seats will be released shortly before the start of the event. Please arrive early.
UROC DeCal Demystifying the Research Process: Decolonizing Methods in Academic Research (Hosted by UROC: Undergraduate Researchers of Color)
Istifaa Ahmed, UROOC
Ethnic Studies 98/198
Class Time: Mondays, 6pm-8pm, 1/22/18 - 4/30/18
Course Control Number (CCN): 24251
Units: 1-3 units
Student Instructor: Istifaa Ahmed
Welcome to our student-led organization and DeCal, Underrepresented Researchers of Color (UROC) Demystifying the Research Process: Decolonizing Methods in Academic Research! We seek to build a community of researchers of color... More >
Film - Documentary | April 16 | 6-8 p.m. | Doe Library, Room 180
Kristof Bilsen, Director/Producer
Set in war-torn Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Elephant's Dream is a breath-taking documentary that captures the daily lives of Congolese street-level civil servants in Kinshasa and Bas-Congo. Discussion with the director/producer to follow. Free to the public. For more information please contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org, 510-768-7618.
Film - Documentary | April 16 | 6-8 p.m. | 180 Doe Library
Kristof Bilsen, Filmaker, Director, Co-Producer
The Republic of Congo is a country mainly represented by stories of violence, rape, rebels and crime. In Elephants Dream, director Kristof Bilsen takes us beyond these usual reports and provides poetic and compassionate insight into a country in transition.
Kristof Bilsen (Director, Co-Producer) completed a filmmaking BA in Brussels (2002) and then worked as a cinematographer, editor and... More >
Lecture | April 16 | 6:30-9 p.m. | Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)
What is the problem with Jewish museums? Whereas there were only two major Jewish museums in the United States before the Second World War, there has been a proliferation of Jewish museums and Holocaust museums since. What stories do they tell? Who are they for? And, is there something about the American Jewish experience that distinguishes Jewish museums from those devoted to the history of... More >
Lecture | April 16 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Angela Davis, Distinguished Professor Emerita of History of Consciousness, University of California, Santa Cruz
Through her activism and scholarship over many decades, Angela Davis has been deeply involved in movements for social justice around the world. Her work as an educator both at the university level and in the larger public sphere has always emphasized the importance of building communities of struggle for economic, racial, and gender justice.
Exhibits and Ongoing Events
Exhibit - Artifacts | October 16, 2017 – June 3, 2018 every day | Bancroft Library, Rowell Cases, 2nd floor corridor between The Bancroft Library and Doe Library
Let there be laughter! This exhibition features Cal students
cartoons, jokes, and satire throughout the years selected
from their humor magazines and other publications.
Exhibit - Multimedia | January 22 – May 15, 2018 every day | 210 Wurster Hall
See the homes of the STARS!! Or more precisely, designs for the homes and gardens of film stars, directors, screen writers, and designers curated by head archivist at the Environmental Design Archives, Waverly Lowell.
Were Here, Were Queer, Were in the Public Record!: The LGBTQ Movement and Life as Seen Through Government Information
Exhibit - Artifacts | March 15 – August 31, 2018 every day | Doe Library, Brown Gallery
This exhibit showcases selected documents pertaining to LGBTQ history and highlights aspects of LGBTQ life that have been impacted by actions of federal, state, and local governments.
Deep Dive or The Limits of Immersion: An Exhibition of Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality Artworks
Exhibit - Multimedia | April 5 – 26, 2018 every day | Kroeber Hall, Room 116, Worth Ryder Gallery
Deep Dive or The Limits of Immersion explores the possibilities and challenges of Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality (AR/VR) to shape, integrate, and confuse aspects of reality.
The eight artists included in the exhibition have created guided meditations that take the viewer through various computer generated landscapes. The liminal spaces in AR/VR present poetic imaginaries of ecology,... More >
Exhibit - Multimedia | April 11 – 26, 2018 every day | Kroeber Hall, Room 116, Worth Ryder Gallery
The Worth Ryder Art Gallery is pleased to present Possible Titles The Spring 2018 Honors Studio Exhibition.
Each semester a select few art majors who are creating outstanding work are chosen for the Honors Studio Program by the Department of Art Practice Faculty. They are awarded access to a shared studio space in Wurster Hall, and at the end of each semester they prepare a project for... More >
Exhibit - Artifacts | October 13, 2017 – May 30, 2019 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | Bancroft Library, Rowell Cases, near Heyns Reading Room, 2nd floor corridor between The Bancroft Library and Doe
Let there be laughter! This exhibition features Cal students cartoons, jokes, and satire from throughout the years, selected from their humor magazines and other publications.
Exhibit - Artifacts | April 16, 2018 – February 28, 2019 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. | Bancroft Library, 2nd Floor Corridor
This exhibition celebrates the University of Californias sesquicentennial anniversary with photographs, correspondence, publications, and other documentation drawn from the University Archives and The Bancroft Library collections. It features an array of golden bears, including Oski, and explores the illustrious history of UC Berkeley.
ON VIEW: FEB 22-APR 20, MON-FRI 10am-5pm. Recent designs of the internationally recognized 2018 Berkeley-Rupp Architecture Professor will be featured, ranging from cultural centers to educational institutions to urban landscapes. Open to the public!