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Thursday, August 29, 2019

Getting Your Bearings Library Tour

Tour/Open House | August 28 – September 3, 2019 every day with exceptions | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | Doe Library, Tour starts at the north entrance

 Library

Join other students and get your bearings with a 3-in-one tour of the Doe Memorial Library, Moffitt Undergraduate Library, and the Main Stacks. See these central libraries and learn about the student services they provide.

Econ 235, Financial Economics Seminar: Topic TBA

Seminar | August 29 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | C210 Haas School of Business

 Filippo Mezzanotti, Kellogg School of Management; Northwestern University

 Department of Economics

Joint with Haas Finance Seminar

Oliver E. Williamson Seminar: "Smaller Slices of a Growing Pie: The Effect of Entry in Platform Markets"

Seminar | August 29 | 12-1:30 p.m. | C330 Haas School of Business

 Oren Reshef, PhD Candidate, UC Berkeley

 Department of Economics

The Oliver E. Williamson Seminar on Institutional Analysis, named after our esteemed colleague who founded the seminar, features current research by faculty, from UCB and elsewhere, and by advanced doctoral students. The research investigates governance and its links with economic and political forces. Markets, hierarchies, hybrids, and the supporting institutions of law and politics all come...   More >

Mindful Awareness: Guided Meditation

Miscellaneous | August 29 – November 21, 2019 every Thursday | 12-1 p.m. | 5400 Berkeley Way West

 Jeffrey Oxendine

 Institute of Personality and Social Research

Focus the mind. Foster creativity, resilience, and well-being. These meetings are free and open to faculty, staff, and students.

Mimi Zeiger: Design, Citizenship, and the Need to Envision Tomorrow

Lecture | August 29 | 12-1:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Mimi Zeiger

 Arts + Design

Mimi Zeiger, critic, editor, and curator

Cocurator of the US Pavilion at the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale, Mimi Zeiger will give insight into the curatorial practices and research that led to the Biennale exhibition, Dimensions of Citizenship, as well as the upcoming exhibition Soft Schindler at the MAK Center for Art and Architecture.
Interrogating the spatial conditions of design and...   More >

BPM 205 Delegation Skills

Workshop | August 29 | 12:30-4:30 p.m. | #24 University Hall

 Human Resources

This workshop is for UC Berkeley Staff. The content covers planning and preparing to delegate a task or project, communicating effectively when delegating, and planning for follow-up to ensure successful task or project completion.

  Register online

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 3 – December 29, 2019 every Sunday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday with exceptions | 1:30-2:45 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join us for a free, docent-led tour of the Garden as we explore interesting plants from around the world, learn about the vast diversity in the collection, and see what is currently in bloom. Meet at the Entry Plaza.

Free with Garden admission. Advanced registration not required

Trello Team Project Boards

Course | August 29 | 1:30-3 p.m. |  Virtual Classroom

 Human Resources

This course details the process of leveraging Trello Boards for team or individual project management. Emphasis is placed on the highly-extensible Trello platform interface for defining, assigning, and tracking project elements. Learning Objectives * Understand the conceptual hierarchy of Boards, Lists, Cards, Checklists, and Items. * Create new Boards and define Lists to categorize tasks and...   More >

  Register online

Getting Your Bearings Library Tour

Tour/Open House | August 28 – September 3, 2019 every day with exceptions | 2-3 p.m. | Doe Library, Tour starts at the north entrance

 Library

Join other students and get your bearings with a 3-in-one tour of the Doe Memorial Library, Moffitt Undergraduate Library, and the Main Stacks. See these central libraries and learn about the student services they provide.

SLC Language Exchange Program: Become a Polyglot

Workshop | August 29 | 2-3 p.m. | 113 César E. Chávez Student Center

 Student Learning Center

Are you looking to enhance your language skills? Do you want to expand your community at Cal and around the world? The SLC Language Exchange Program introduces you to the linguistic and cultural diversity at Cal. Come learn how you can become a polyglot and discover how we connect hundreds of language enthusiasts all over the world. RSVP at bit.ly/lepinfo-fa19.

Seminar 251, Labor Seminar:

Seminar | August 29 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall | Canceled

 Center for Labor Economics

Pronunciation Tips Workshop

Workshop | August 29 | 2:30-3:30 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Take advantage of this opportunity to learn practical tools for improving your American-English pronunciation! This workshop will be taught by a professional ESL instructor from the English Studies Institute.

Please RSVP here.

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research and Finding a Mentor Workshop

Workshop | August 29 | 3-4 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Leah Carroll, Haas Scholars Program Manager/Advisor, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research

If you are thinking about getting involved in undergraduate research, this workshop is a great place to start! You will get a broad overview of the research opportunities available to undergraduates on campus, and suggestions on how to find them.

We will also let you know about upcoming deadlines and eligibility requirements for some of...   More >

Teaching Your Own Class as an Undergraduate: the A to Z of Proposing a DeCal

Workshop | August 29 | 4-5 p.m. | 201A César E. Chávez Student Center

 Student Learning Center

Interested in leading your own class and adding to Cal’s curriculum? This informational workshop covers the process of proposing your own DeCal, from identifying a faculty sponsor to getting your course approved. "RSVP at bit.ly/regis-igs."

Printing Nanoscale Things: Metals, Oxides, and Quantum Dots: Special Nano/Bio Seminar

Seminar | August 29 | 4-5 p.m. | 177 Stanley Hall

 Prof. Yeon Sik Jung, KAIST, Materials Science & Engineering

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

This talk will introduce deep-nanoscale fabrication technologies based on synergic combinations of self-assembly, photolithography, and transfer-printing applicable to a variety of material systems including polymers, oxides, metals, quantum nanostructures for high-performance sensors, photovoltaics, and displays.

In particular, this talk will report on our recent innovation: highly precise...   More >

Exploring Gender Bias in Word Embedding

Workshop | August 29 | 5-7 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Newton room (730)

 Data Sciences

In this one and a half hours workshop, we will explore bias in a word embedding - a widespread building block of many machine learning models that work with natural languages. The workshop is designed for a diverse audience: from without any background in machine learning or programming to data science practitioners - no technical background is required!

TDPS Auditions for The Caucasian Chalk Circle

Performing Arts - Theater | August 29 | 5:30-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Playhouse

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

UC Berkeley's Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies (TDPS) will hold open auditions for its Fall 2019 production of The Caucasian Chalk Circle. Auditions are open to all currently enrolled UC Berkeley students.

SOLD OUT: Redwood Grove Summer Concerts: Nicki Bluhm

Performing Arts - Music | August 29 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden, Redwood Grove

 Nicki Bluhm

 Botanical Garden

After spending the last six years as lead singer and front person of Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers, as well as recent high-profile collaborations and performances with the likes of Phil Lesh, Ryan Adams, and The Infamous Stringdusters, Nicki Bluhm is stepping out on her own.

General $32 / UCBG Members $30 / Youth (5 - 17) $18

 SOLD OUT.

Affirm Tech Talk

Information Session | August 29 | 6-8 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Join Affirm for a tech talk by Cal Alum, Steven Ho!

Affirm is bringing transparency to consumer credit. Started by PayPal co-founder Max Levchin, Affirm offers financial services that are actually on your side. We give you the flexibility to buy now and make simple payments for big purchases. By letting you pay over time, Affirm is empowering consumers to advance their financial well-being....   More >

Draper Dragon Fund and Draper University Ventures Investor Panel

Panel Discussion | August 29 | 6:30-9 p.m. | 360 Lab San Francisco, 5th Floor

 274 Brannan St, San Francisco, CA 94107

 Robert Li, Investor, Draper Dragon Fund; Juan Acosta, Director, Draper University

 Matt McGee, Business Strategy & Development, Sturfee

 UC Berkeley Extension, 360 Lab San Francisco, Sturfee, 51VR, EPIC

UC Berkeley Extension is thrilled to sponsor a great panel organized by Anna Cho and her team next August 29 at 360 Lab San Francisco at 6:30pm! You will meet with Robert Li, Investor - Draper Dragon Fund, Juan Acosta, Investor, Draper University Ventures; Director, Draper University and Matt McGee (moderator), Business Strategy & Development - Sturfee Inc.

The Decline of Western Civilization

Film - Feature | August 29 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Penelope Spheeris’s writhing and raucous portrait of the L.A. punk scene circa 1979/80 is about the surface tension, the appearance of decline. And on the surface there is a certain decrepitude as Darby Crash, lead singer of the Germs, slogs around his house issuing an inventory of his addictions, or Lee Ving, the chilling frontman for Fear, spews off-color jokes meant to raise the heckles. But...   More >

Exhibits and Ongoing Events

The Life and Career of Kaneji Domoto

Exhibit - Multimedia | August 19 – December 16, 2019 every day | 210 Wurster Hall

 Environmental Design, College of

This exhibition explores the complex story behind the only American Japanese architect and landscape architect at Frank Lloyd Wright’s Usonian community, in Westchester County, New York in 1944.

Photographs by Ken Light: American Stories

Exhibit - Photography | August 28, 2019 – May 15, 2020 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | Stephens Hall, Townsend Center, 220 Stephens

 Townsend Center for the Humanities, Journalism, Graduate School of

In an exhibition of selected works from the past five decades, documentary photographer Ken Light probes social and political issues in America.

 Viewing hours are generally Monday-Friday, 9 am to 4 pm. The exhibit is located in a space also used for events. Please contact the Townsend Center to confirm availability.

You Are On Indian Land: There There (On the Same Page 2019): An Exhibit of Library Collections relating to the Native American community of Oakland

Exhibit - Multimedia | August 26 – December 31, 2019 every day | Moffitt Undergraduate Library, 3rd floor

 Library

Tommy Orange's debut novel, There There, is this year's On the Same Page program reading. The entire campus community is encouraged to read the book and participate in classes and events this Fall.

“Orange’s debut is an ambitious meditation on identity and its broken alternatives, on myth filtered through the lens of time and poverty and urban life. Its many short chapters are told through a...   More >

 Show UCB ID to enter Moffitt Library

Dinosaurs in Motion

Exhibit - Sculpture | July 22 – September 2, 2019 every day | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

Dinosaurs in Motion is an amazing blend of science, art, and innovation using 14 magnificent, fully interactive, anatomically inspired, recycled life-size metal dinosaur sculptures to engage and educate like never before!

Pleasure, Poison, Prescription, Prayer: The Worlds of Mind-Altering Substances

Exhibit - Artifacts | March 15 – December 15, 2019 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Hearst Museum of Anthropology

 Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

If you sip a cup of coffee, are you on drugs? If you try psychedelics, are you committing a crime? If you have a sweet tooth, are you a sugar addict?


Since the beginning of human existence, peoples of the world have altered their minds with countless plant-based substances. They have done so for many reasons, ranging from pleasure to health to ceremony, with effects both harmful and benign,...   More >

Art Wall: Carlos Amorales

Exhibit - Painting | March 27 – October 13, 2019 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

In this new commission for the BAMPFA Art Wall, entitled Ghost Demonstration, Amorales draws from the multiple histories of mural art in Mexico, the political demonstrations that occurred in Berkeley in the 1960s (as well as more recent events), and protests in the United Kingdom in the 1980s. In order to make this monumental mural, the artist used stencils of slogans from Berkeley protest...   More >

Unlimited: Recent Gifts from the William Goodman and Victoria Belco Photography Collection

Exhibit - Photography | March 27 – September 1, 2019 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

This exhibition celebrates a major gift of photography, donated over a period of several years, from Berkeley collectors William Goodman and Victoria Belco in memory of their daughter Teresa Goodman. While the exhibition features some historical photographs, such as pictures by the early twentieth-century French photographer Jacques-Henri Lartigue (most of whose work was made between the ages of...   More >