Wednesday, September 4, 2019
Workshop | September 4 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | International House, Home Room
Avoid a trip across campus. Attend this event to complete the ITIN application process with Berkeley International Office (BIO) and the Central Payroll Office. This event is for F-1 students who are not eligible for a Social Security Number and are receiving cash-in-hand awards from UC Berkeley.
Special Event | September 4 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden
Come learn about corn at this month's Discovery Station.
Seminar | September 4 | 11:10 a.m.-12:10 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall
We will start with a quick primer on the RSK correspondence and Berele insertion. This will lead us into longest increasing subsequences of permutations and analogous statistics on oscillating tableaux. We will discuss computational methods, explicit formulas, and if time permits, asymptotics. This is meant to be an introductory talk to set ourselves up for future topics.
Performing Arts - Music | September 4 | 12 p.m. | Hertz Concert Hall
UC Berkeley students Thomas Green (trumpet) and Robert Gleiser (violin).
Chabrier 3 Valses Romantiques
Debussy En Blanc et Noir
Ravel - La Valse
Free. No reserved seating.
Information Session | September 4 | 12-12:30 p.m. | Online
Heather Liston, Program Director, UC Berkeley Extension
Discover how this certificate can help you change careers into the accounting field, understand accounting concepts and techniques to better perform your current non-accounting work or prepare you to take the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Exam.
Seminar | September 4 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 560 Evans Hall
Pam Reinagel, UC San Diego
In rapid sensory decision-making, the time taken to choose and the accuracy of the choice are related in three distinct ways. First, it takes more time to assess noisy signals, so decisions about weak sensory stimuli are slower, as well as less accurate. Second, for any given stimulus strength, adopting an overall policy of higher stringency will make decisions slower, but more accurate. Third,... More >
Building non-invasive, quantitative, and integrative physiological imaging for molecular medicine: Bioengineering Department Seminar
Seminar | September 4 | 12-1 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall
Moriel Vandsburger, Assistant Professor, Bioengineering, UC Berkeley
My primary research interest is in using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) as a platform technology for non-invasive and multiplexed molecular imaging in heart and kidney failure.
Seminar | September 4 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 VLSB, Grinnell-Miller Library
MVZ Lunch is a graduate level seminar series (IB264) based on current and recent vertebrate research. Professors, graduate students, staff, and visiting researchers present on current and past research projects. The seminar meets every Wednesday from 12- 1pm in the Grinnell-Miller Library. Enter through the MVZ's Main Office, 3101 Valley Life Sciences Building, and please let the receptionist... More >
Seminar | September 4 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall
Elizabeth Sattely, Stanford University
Elizabeth Sattely is an Associate Professor and HHMI Investigator in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Stanford and a Stanford ChEM-H Faculty Fellow. She also serves as an Honorary Adjunct Staff Scientist at the Carnegie Institution of Science. Dr. Sattely completed her graduate training at Boston College in organic chemistry and her postdoctoral studies in biochemistry at Harvard Medical... More >
Lecture | September 4 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall
David M. Wineroither, Center for Social Sciences, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
Hans Kelsen expressed his absolute acceptance of democratic rule at a time when most political parties, citizens and colleagues of his either openly rejected parliamentary democracy or embraced democracy as a means to prepare for imperfectly democratic means in his own country, Austria, as well as in the majority of surrounding countries in Central Europe.
Kelsen demanded political actors to... More >
Lecture | September 4 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)
ARF graduate students, faculty affiliates, and research affiliates are welcome to attend an organizational meeting to kick-off the fall semester. Attendees will learn about the upcoming brown bags and other events, graduate student jobs, lab space, and other ARF-related information. This is also an opportunity for graduate students undertaking archaeological research in different departments... More >
Life course and emotional health of centenarians in Spain: findings from the Sevilla and Salamanca Centenarian Studies: A Demography Brown Bag Talk
Colloquium | September 4 | 12-1 p.m. | 2232 Piedmont, Seminar Room
Juan Manuel García González, Professor, Sociology, Pablo de Olavide University, Seville
A lunch time talk and discussion session, featuring visiting and local scholars presenting their research on a wide range of topics of interest to demography.
Seminar | September 4 | 1-2 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall
Workshop | September 4 | 1-2 p.m. | 201A César E. Chávez Student Center
Student Learning Center
Interested in leading your own class and adding to Cals 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."
Tour/Open House | January 2 – December 4, 2019 the first Wednesday of the month every month | 1:30-2:45 p.m. | UC 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
Seminar | September 4 | 2-3 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall
Nadja Hempel, UCLA
1-dependent theories better known as NIP theories are the first class of the hierarchy of n-dependent structures. The random n-hypergraph is the canonical object which is n-dependent but not (n-1)-dependent. Thus the hierarchy is strict. But one might ask if there are any algebraic objects (groups, rings, fields) which are strictly n-dependent for every n? We will start by introducing the... More >
Workshop | September 4 | 2-3 p.m. | 201A César E. Chávez Student Center
Student Learning Center
In this 1-hour workshop, you will learn about the expectations for writing at a top-tier research university and acquire the seven golden strategies to thriving as an academic writer at Cal. Whether you are a first semester student or graduating senior, you will gain the insight and know-how to take your writing to the next level.
Colloquium | September 4 | 3-4:30 p.m. | 1104 Berkeley Way West
Casey Lew-Williams, Princeton University
During natural communication, caregivers pitch statistics at infants, and infants figure out what to pay attention to across milliseconds and months. In doing so, they make progress in detecting and then running with meaningful, naturally variable structure in their environments. I will present recent studies examining how caregivers package language to infants, how infants process patterns in... More >
Social Event | August 28 – December 4, 2019 every Wednesday | 3-4 p.m. | Windmill Coffee House
Berkeley International Office's Coffee Break is a weekly opportunity for UC Berkeley global students to meet and engage with one another in a relaxing environment. Its a chance to enjoy free coffee, share stories about your experiences on campus, and get to know Berkeley International Office advisers. All UC Berkeley students are invited. Students are free to talk about anything, but we'll also... More >
Workshop | September 4 | 3-4 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall
Need to write a grant proposal? This workshop is for you! You'll get a head start on defining your research question, developing a lit review and project plan, presenting your qualifications, and creating a realistic budget.
Open to all UC Berkeley students.
Seminar | September 4 | 3:10-4:10 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall
Wenpin Tang, Berkeley IEOR
Sampling Gibbs measures at low temperature is a very important task but computationally very challenging. Numeric evidence suggest that the infinite-swapping algorithm (isa) is a promising method. The isa can be seen as an improvement of replica methods which are very popular. We rigorously analyze the ergodic properties of the isa in the low temperature regime deducing Eyring-Kramers formulas... More >
Film - Series | September 4 | 3:10 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Post-screening lecture by Marilyn Fabe.
Marilyn Fabe is the author of Closely Watched Films and was the longtime teacher of the popular BAMPFA lecture/screening series Film 50: History of Cinema.
A film buff on trial for impersonating the famed Iranian director Mohsen Makhmalbaf becomes the centerpiece of Kiarostamis continuously surprising treatise on the intersections of cinematic fiction,... More >
Number Theory Learning Seminar: Introduction to arithmetic statistics of function fields via Hurwitz spaces
Seminar | September 4 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall
Melanie Matchett Wood, UC Berkeley
We will introduce the topic for this semester long learning seminar, including covering global fields, basic questions of arithmetic statistics (field counting, class group counting), the geometric side of function fields, moduli spaces, and organization of the seminar.
ERG Colloquium: Beatriz Rodriguez-Labajos: The critique of growth and environmental justice movements in the Global South: Is it really a natural alliance?
Colloquium | September 4 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 126 Barrows Hall
Beatriz Rodriguez-Labajos, Energy and Resources Group
Activists and environmental defenders in the Global South promote transformations against dispossession in a variety of fields, from food to energy production. Ecological economic scholars argued in favour of an obvious alliance between environmental justice movements in the South and criticism of economic growth. Yet, collaborative research unveiled activists concerns about the plausibility of... More >
Social Event | September 4 | 4-7 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, bNorth SERC Space
Come on out to the Student Environmental Resource Center (SERC) in bNorth to connect with environmental organizations from campus and beyond! Hear about the amazing work your peers have been working on and how you can join them! Everyone is welcome!
Reception | September 4 | 4-6 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)
Please join us for our Annual Reception! Come meet the Institute staff and find out about our upcoming events.
Center for Computational Biology Seminar: Combining DNA Synthesis, Multiplexed Reporters, and Genome Engineering to better Understand Human Gene Regulation and Protein Function
Seminar | September 4 | 4-5 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center
Sriram Kosuri, Assistant Professor, UCLA
Sri Kosuri is an alumnus of UC Berkeley (BS, Bioengineering '01; Go Bears) and an Associate Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at UCLA, with appointments in the Institute for Quantitative and Computational Biology, UCLA-DOE Institute for Genomics and Proteomics, Molecular Biology Institute, Broad Stem Cell Center, and the Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center. The Kosuri... More >
Join UC Berkeley Master of Engineering students for an executive speaker series with leaders from different technology industries. The technology industry forms a vital part of the Northern California economy and these sessions provide an opportunity to deepen your understanding and connections. Engage with innovative leaders from top companies, deepen your industry and functional knowledge and... More >
Colloquium | September 4 | 4-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, 306 (HP Auditorium)
Joe Paradiso, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
We have already witnessed profound and often unanticipated developments as IoT is built out and the world is mediated via a mainly graphic wireless device held at arms length. But what will happen once the world is precognitively interpreted by what we term sensory prosthetics that change what and how humans physically perceive, a world where your own intelligence is split ever more seamlessly... More >
Seminar | September 4 | 4-5 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall
Steve Piantadosi, UC Berkeley
Human learning differs qualitatively from state of the art machine learning both in scale and power. People are able to discover much richer latent structures in data than are typically captured in statistical models. In particular, people seem able to discover algorithmically sophisticated representations, often real computational processes like computer programs. This ability can be seen in... More >
Seminar | September 4 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 3 Evans Hall
Claire Burrin, Rutgers University
Various questions concerning translation surfaces depend on counting saddle connections. For a certain class of translation surfaces, this reduces to the more general, yet more tractable problem of counting points in discrete orbits for the linear action of a lattice of SL(2,R) on the Euclidean plane. This can be done effectively, using either methods from ergodic theory or from number theory. We... More >
Panel Discussion | September 4 | 5-6:45 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, 315, Maude Fife room
Professor Denise Dresser, Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México (ITAM)
Rosemary Joyce, Professor, Anthropology, UC Berkeley
Karen Musalo, Professor, Gender & Refugee Studies, UC Hastings
Elizabeth Oglesby, Professor, Geography, University of Arizona, Tucson
Paula Worby, Ph.D, Public Health Researcher, Hesperian Health Guides
Special Event | September 4 | 5-6 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Room
The best way to appreciate art is to live with it!
See and learn about the Graphic Arts Loan Collection. This is framed art prints you can bring home and hang on your wall for the school year. Prints comprise a survey of movements and artists - from Impressionism to Cubism, and from Rembrandt to Miro.
Event takes place in the historic Morrison Room. A brief presentation will be followed by... More >
Note: borrowing from the Graphic Arts Loan Collection is limited to UCB students, faculty and staff and is free
Orientation | September 4 | 5-6:30 p.m. | Moffitt Undergraduate Library, BCNM Commons, Room 340
Join the Berkeley Center for New Media for our annual open house!
Open to students, faculty, and staff, we invite you to visit us at the BCNM Commons to check out some of the exciting new media research taking place on campus. We look forward to introducing you to our new Director, Abigail De Kosnik, and sharing some of the incredible plans we have for the future of the Center.
We also want... More >
Lecture | September 4 | 5-7 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall
Christian Metz is Visiting Professor of German Literature and Aesthetics at Johann Goethe-University of Frankfurt, and August Feodor Lynen Fellow in German at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich; he has taught as well at Humboldt University in Berlin and the University of Tromsø in Norway. Professor Metz is the author of Poetisch denken. Die Lyrik der Gegenwart [Poetic Thinking: Lyric... More >
Native California Cuisine in Archaeology and Contemporary Culture: An exploration of the local Native cuisine of the San Francisco Bay Area
Panel Discussion | September 4 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Bade Museum, Pacific School of Religion
Join us in exploring the local Native cuisine and flavors of the Bay Area through a discussion and tasting of some of the many foods that Native people of the San Francisco Bay Area have eaten for thousands of years.
Tickets go on sale June 5. Buy tickets online
Performing Arts - Theater | September 4 | 5:30-10:30 p.m. | Durham Studio Theater (Dwinelle Hall)
The Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies will hold open auditions for its Fall 2019 student-directed workshop performances of Romeo and Juliet, Pinwheels, and FABLE. Auditions are open to all currently enrolled UC Berkeley students.
Information Session | September 4 | 6-8 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)
Join Riot Cal Alum and the Riot University Program team for an informational session focused on Technical Internships for Summer 2020.
We'll be sharing tips, tricks and advice to help you put together an application and prepare for interviews. You'll also hear from the engineers themselves about their career journey, projects and experience and ask the team questions!
Lecture | September 4 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Hearst Museum of Anthropology
Anthropologist Dr. Michael Polson will share observations on cannabis and its journey from cultural pollutant to purified, legal substance.
Meeting | January 14, 2015 – December 18, 2019 every Wednesday | 6:15-7:30 p.m. | 3111 Etcheverry Hall
Toastmasters has been the world leader in teaching public speaking since 1924. Meetings are an enjoyable self-paced course designed to get you up and running as a speaker in only a few months.
Film - Series | September 4 | 7 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
This program brings together short films that share an interest in exploring cinemas oneiric, disturbing, and irrational potential. Within The Blue Lobster, a lost treasure from Barranquilla, Colombia, about a foreign secret agent investigating radioactive lobsters, one can detect the roots of what would later become magic realism. Álvaro Cepeda Zamudio [and co-filmmaker Gabriel García Márquez]... More >
Exhibits and Ongoing Events
Exhibit - Multimedia | August 19 – December 16, 2019 every day | 210 Wurster Hall
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.
Exhibit - Photography | August 28, 2019 – May 15, 2020 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | Stephens Hall, Townsend Center, 220 Stephens
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.
Exhibit - Multimedia | September 1, 2019 – August 31, 2020 every day | Free Speech Movement Cafe (Moffitt Library)
Celebrates the magnificent diversity of languages that advance research, teaching, and learning at the University of California, Berkeley. It is the point of embarkation for an exciting sequential exhibit that will build on one post per week, showcasing an array of digitized works in the original language chosen by those who work with these languages on a daily basis - librarians, professors,... More >
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, 2019 – January 31, 2020 every day | Moffitt Undergraduate Library, 3rd floor
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.
Oranges 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
Exhibit - Artifacts | March 15 – December 15, 2019 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. | 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 >
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
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 >
Exhibit - Multimedia | September 4 – November 27, 2019 every Wednesday | 12:15 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Explore the spirit of Surrealism with a guided tour of Strange, which features a diverse array of works from the BAMPFA collection invoking the improbable, uncanny, mysterious, and miraculous.