Tuesday, October 2, 2018
Special Event | January 2 – December 4, 2018 the first Tuesday of the month every month | UC 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 Gardens 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.
-Im only in Berkeley for one day from... More >
Abiotic synthetic polymers: functional alternatives to antibodies? Applications for protein stabilization, inhibition of signal transduction and as broad-spectrum antivenom.
Seminar | October 2 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall
Nanoparticles (NPs), when introduced into biological fluids, acquire a corona consisting of physically adsorbed proteins. The composition of the corona is a function of many variables including the chemical composition of the NP, its size, shape and duration of the exposure. We posed the question; can the chemical composition of a synthetic polymer nanoparticle be engineered to control the... More >
Seminar | October 2 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall
Speaker: Dangxing Chen, UC Berkeley
Commercially available factor models provide good predictions of short-horizon (e.g. one day or one week) portfolio volatility, based on estimated portfolio factor loadings and responsive estimates of factor volatility. These predictions are of significant value to certain short-term investors, such as hedge funds. However, they provide limited guidance to long-term investors, such as Defined... More >
Colloquium | October 2 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 170 Wurster Hall
"Lineages of the Global City"
Assistant Professor of Art History, Theory and Criticism, School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Tuesday, October 2, 12-1:30pm
Part of the Global Urban Humanities Colloquium The City and Its People, Rhetoric 198-3 / ARCH 198-2, Rhetoric 244A / ARCH 298-2
Designers, policymakers, and social scientists ubiquitously define the... More >
Presentation | October 2 | 12-1 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall
This workshop consists of one-hour informal presentations on topics related to macroeconomics and international finance, broadly defined. The presenters are UC Berkeley PhD students, faculty, and visitors.
** MUST RSVP**
RSVP by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org by September 27.
Presentation | October 2 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building
A panel of undergraduate students who are the first in their families to attend college discuss their experiences and challenges navigating the UC Berkeley College of Engineering. The panel will be moderated by Marvin Lopez, Director, Engineering Student Services.
Lecture | October 2 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)
Samia Huq, Associate Professor at the Department of Economics and Social Science at BRAC University, Dhaka
Raka Ray, Professor of Sociology and South and Southeast Asia Studies, UC Berkeley
A talk by anthropologist Samia Huq.
Meeting | February 20, 2018 – January 5, 2021 every Tuesday | 12:15-1 p.m. | 3110 Tang Center, University Health Services
The Mindfulness Meditation Group meets every Tuesday at 12:15-1:00 pm at 3110 Tang Center on campus. All campus-affiliated people are welcome to join us on a drop-in basis, no registration or meditation experience necessary. We start with a short reading on meditation practice, followed by 30 minutes of silent sitting, and end with a brief discussion period.
Special Event | October 2 | 1-4 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Pauley Ballroom
All Cal students, faculty, and staff are invited to the annual Undergraduate Research and Scholarships Fair where one can learn everything there is to know about research opportunities and prestigious scholarship opportunities at UC Berkeley. The event is free & accessible. Dozens of research and scholarship programs will have tables at the fair where you can meet representatives and get information.
Seminar | October 2 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall
Katie Coffman, Harvard Business School
Seminar | October 2 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall
Seminar | October 2 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall
Ian Agol, UC BERKELEY
We'll continue to discuss Thaddeus' proof that the trace of a simple closed curve is a perfect Morse function on the projective SU(2) representation variety of a surface.
Information Session | October 2 | 3:30-4 p.m. | 554 Barrows Hall
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.
Panel Discussion | October 2 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 430 Soda Hall
Information Session | October 2 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall
Study Abroad at the LSE Summer School in Summer 2019! Come to this session to learn more about this UCEAP program and how to apply. Co-hosted by the LSE Summer School and Berkeley Study Abroad.
Seminar | October 2 | 3:45-5:45 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall
Ian Charlesworth, NSF Postdoctoral Fellow UC Berkeley
One may think of an "independence relation" as a prescription for building joint distributions of (non-commutative) random variables, satisfying some nice universality properties. Work of Muraki and of Ben Ghorbal and Schurmann has shown that there are very few such universal independences; even with the fewest required "nice properties", there are no more than five. In this talk I will give an... More >
Seminar | October 2 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall
The negligible spin-orbit coupling in many organic molecules creates opportunities to alter the energy of excited electrons by manipulating their spin. In particular, molecules with a large exchange splitting have garnered interest due to their potential to undergo singlet fission (SF), a process where a molecule in a high-energy spin-singlet state shares its energy with a neighbor, placing both... More >
Lecture | October 2 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)
Vanamala Viswanatha, Visiting Professor, Azim Premji University, Bengaluru
Bharathy Sankara Rajulu, Lecturer, Tamil and Telugu, Department of South and Southast Asian Studies, UC Berkeley
A talk by Vanamala Viswanatha, an award-winning translator, working with Kannada and English and currently a Visiting Professor, Azim Premji University, Bengaluru.
Seminar 221, Industrial Organization: "Intermediation and Vertical Integration in the Market for Surgeons"
Seminar | October 2 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall
Zarek Brot-Goldberg, UC Berkeley
The challenge of big data and data science for the social sciences: Berkeley Distinguished Lectures in Data Science
Lecture | October 2 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 190 Doe Library
The 2005 National Science Foundation workshop report on "Cyberinfrastructure for the Social and Behavioral Sciences" (Fran Berman and Henry Brady) argued that the methods of doing research in the social sciences would be transformed by big data and data science and that the social sciences should be centrally involved in studying the impacts of big data and data science on society. In "The... More >
Reading - Literary | October 2 | 4:30-8 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, 315, Maude Fife
Please join us this coming Tuesday, October 2nd, for two events with Evie Shockley: at 4:30, a talk, Seeing the Writing," for the Mixed Blood Project; and at 6:30, a reading, with our very own Jared Robinson. Both events will be held in the Maude Fife Room.
Evie Shockley was born and raised in Nashville, Tennessee. She earned a BA at Northwestern University, a JD at the University of... More >
Lecture | October 2 | 5 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium
Something extraordinary is happening in Colombia, and Sergio Fajardo has a unique perspective. Sergio has followed a nontraditional path in public life: from mathematician to presidential candidate. He will share his experiences as a public servant, his perspectives on the recent election, and an analysis of Colombia today.
Seminar | October 2 | 5-7 p.m. | 7205 Dwinelle Hall
Arnaldo Marcone, Professor of Roman History, Universitá Roma Tre
Different types of paganism were professed in the 4th century, and equally diverse were the forms taken by the support given to Julian. There were devoted pagans who fasted, practiced sacrifice and divination with great zeal, who took ritual baths and made pilgrimages to the best-known sanctuaries; who were attentive to all divine warnings, dreams, mystical signs, miraculous cures, and to all the... More >
Seminar | October 2 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 30 Stephens Hall
Dr. Marc Schenker, Professor Emeritus, UC Davis School of Medicine; Xavier Morales, Phd, Executive Director, The Praxis Project; Yolanda Park, Program Manager, Environmental Justice Project
Join us for an in depth discussion focused on the intersections between Policy work, Community Organizing, and Research, and their impact on Health and the Latinx community .
Presented by the Latinx and the Environment. Open to all community members!! Food will be provided.
Lecture | October 2 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall
Uwe Lübken, LMU Munich
Current debates about "climate refugees" have triggered interest in the larger connections between environmental change and migration. But what can history contribute to this new field of research? Focusing on historical case studies of environmental migration in general and displacement after natural disasters in particular, Uwe Lübkens talk will highlight the potential of historical research... More >
Information Session | October 2 | 5-7 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, 330, English Department Lounge
Londiwe Gamedze; John James; Jess Laser, Berkeley English; Jesse Cordes Selbin, Berkeley English; Andrew Leong, Assistant Professor, Berkeley English; Eric Falci, Professor, Berkeley English; Dorothy Hale, Professor, Berkeley English
Thinking about applying to graduate school in English? Wondering if this is the right step for you and how to begin? This information session can help. Faculty members and graduate students from the English department offer their advice and answer your questions. All welcome.
Workshop | October 2 | 6-8 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)
Learn to rapidly prototype using TIs MSP432 Launchpad and the Grove Sensor Kit BoosterPack!
Get started with Energia (TIs Arduino-like software), out of the box code libraries, and the TI MSP432 LaunchPad & BoosterPack plug-in modules
-Please bring your laptop with the Pre-work Software downloaded from the registration page:
Workshop | October 2 | 6-7 p.m. | Career Center (2440 Bancroft Way), Gold Room
This session will talk about 1) why networking is important/how it works, 2) who our "people resources" are, 3) common concerns int'l students have about networking, and 4) how to conduct "outreach."
RSVP here: https://berkeley.joinhandshake.com/events/180005
Panel Discussion | October 2 | 6:30-8 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden
Join UC Berkeley Soil Scientists and Pivot Bios microbial scientists at the UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley and expand your knowledge of the soil microbiome.
Free; registration recommended
SOLD OUT - register at the link to be added to the waitlist. Register online
Exhibits and Ongoing Events
Exhibit - Multimedia | August 29 – October 21, 2018 every day | 210 Wurster Hall
ON VIEW: AUG 29-OCT 21. Works of He Jingtang over the past three decades and their profound reflections on place, culture, time, and future urban development. Free and open to all!
Exhibit - Painting | September 10 – December 14, 2018 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | Stephens Hall, Townsend Center for the Humanities
Kara Maria's "cheerfully apocalyptic" paintings engage with a host of political issues, including war and environmental destruction. On display at the Townsend Center for the Humanities Sept 10 - Dec 14, 2018.
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.
Immigration, Deportation and Citizenship, 1908-2018: Selected Resources from the IGS and Ethnic Studies Libraries
Exhibit - Artifacts | August 31 – December 10, 2018 every day | Moses Hall, IGS Library - 109 Moses
"Immigration, Deportation and Citizenship, 1908-2018: Selected Resources from the IGS and Ethnic Studies Libraries" contains items from the Ethnic Studies Library and the Institute of Governmental Studies Library addressing historical attitudes and policy around immigration, deportation, and citizens' rights, as well as monographs and ephemera relating to current events.
Exhibit - Multimedia | September 5 – December 31, 2018 every day | Moffitt Undergraduate Library, 3rd Floor near Elevators
The new Moffitt Library exhibit explores the themes and antecedents of The Handmaids Tale, this years On the Same Page program selection. On exhibit are library materials and quotes that demonstrate that not only were we wrong to say it cant happen here - it has already happened, all over the world: Berlin, Nazi Germany, Argentina, and yes, here in the US.
UC Berkeley ID required for entrance to Moffitt Library.
Exhibit - Multimedia | September 11 – November 16, 2018 every day | Richmond Art Center (2540 Barrett Ave, Richmond, CA)
ON VIEW: SEPT 11-NOV 16 @ the Richmond Art Center. The exhibition, co-curated by Professors Michael Dear & Ronald Rael, explores representations of the US-Mexico ‘borderlands’ in contemporary art. Free & open to all!
Exhibit - Artifacts | September 17, 2018 – February 28, 2019 every day | Doe Library, Bernice Layne Brown Gallery
Art for the Asking: 60 Years of the Graphic Arts Loan Collection at the Morrison Library will be up in Doe Librarys Brown Gallery until March 1st, 2019. This exhibition celebrates 60 years of the Graphic Arts Loan Collection, and includes prints in the collection that have not been seen in 20 years, as well as prints that are now owned by the Berkeley Art Museum. There are also cases dedicated... More >
Exhibit - Painting | August 15, 2018 – March 3, 2019 every day | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
The 1960s architectural phenomenon Supergraphicsa mix of Swiss Modernism and West Coast Popwas pioneered by San Franciscobased artist, graphic and landscape designer, and writer Barbara Stauffacher Solomon. Stauffacher Solomon, a UC Berkeley alumna, is creating new Supergraphics for BAMPFAs Art Wall. Land(e)scape 2018 is the fifth in a series of temporary, site-specific works commissioned for... More >
Exhibit - Painting | September 19 – December 16, 2018 every day | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Since 1872, the University of California, Berkeley has been collecting works by European artists, building a collection that includes many rare and exceptional works distinguished by artistic innovation, emotional and psychological depth, and technical virtuosity. Consisting mostly of gifts from professors, alumni, and other supporters, the collection continues to evolve, representing artistic... More >
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.
Exhibit - Artifacts | August 28 – December 14, 2018 every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)
The Karaite Canon highlights a selection from the over fifty manuscripts he brought to California, along with ritual objects belonging to Cairos Karaite community.
Exhibit - Multimedia | August 28 – December 14, 2018 every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)
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 >
Exhibit - Multimedia | August 28 – December 14, 2018 every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. | Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)
This exhibition will be continuing in Spring 2019.
Notions of resistance, alongside fears and realities of oppression, resound throughout Jewish history. As a minority, Jews express their political aspirations, ideals of heroism, and yearnings of retaliation and redemption in their rituals, art, and everyday life.
Centering on coins in The Magnes Collection, this exhibition explores how... More >
Exhibit - Photography | August 28 – December 14, 2018 every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 11 a.m.-4:05 p.m. | Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)
For nearly two decades, Yaakov (Jacob) Benor-Kalter (1897-1969) traversed the Old City of Jerusalem, documenting renowned historical monuments, ambiguous subjects in familiar alleyways, and scores of new Jews building a new homeland. Benor-Kalters photographs smoothly oscillate between two worlds, and two Holy Lands, with one lens.
After immigrating from Poland to the British Mandate of... More >