Thursday, October 3, 2019
Conference/Symposium | October 3 | 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. | David Brower Center
Please join us on Thursday, October 3 from 9:30am-4:30pm, as members of the CLTC research community will deliver presentations about their research at the 3rd Annual CLTC Research Exchange. This event will be hosted at the David Brower Center, in downtown Berkeley (2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704).
RSVP online by October 1.
Seminar | October 3 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall
Nathan Wiebe, University of Washington
Over the last several years quantum simulation has emerged as arguably the preeminent application for quantum computers. In this period the field has seen massive growth culminating in advanced quantum simulation algorithms that are provably near-optimal for general purpose solution of the Schrodinger equation. However, recently new methods have been developed that can exploit properties of a... More >
Colloquium | October 3 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall
A talk with writer Rafael Dumett about his novel "El espía del Inca".
Seminar | October 3 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall
Larsen Linov, UC Berkeley
Knotoid diagrams are, essentially, knot diagrams with endpoints. Considered up to the Reidemeister moves, they form a theory that extends classical knot theory. We will discuss the constructions of several knotoid invariants and the information they provide.
Seminar | October 3 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | C210 Haas School of Business
Dimitris Papanikolaou, Kellogg School of Management; Northwestern University
Joint with Haas Finance Seminar
Miscellaneous | August 29 – November 21, 2019 every Thursday | 12-1 p.m. | 5400 Berkeley Way West
Focus the mind. Foster creativity, resilience, and well-being. These meetings are free and open to faculty, staff, and students.
Workshop | October 3 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, "Section Club" Room
The term Interests has very specific meaning in career development. Clarify how your interests influence the work you enjoy through the Strong Interest Inventory. Explore how interests relate to job families and opportunities on campus. PRE-WORK REQUIRED. Instructions for taking the Strong Interest Inventory (at least 3 days in advance) will be sent in your registration confirmation.
IB Seminar: The Neuroethology of Vocal Communication in Zebra Finches: Perception of Call Types and Caller ID
Seminar | October 3 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building
Frederic Theunissen, University of California, Berkeley
Special Event | October 3 | 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.
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 | October 3 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall
Sport - Intercollegiate - Soccer | October 3 | 3 p.m. | Edwards Track Stadium
Cal Women's Soccer hosts Washington in conference action at Edwards Stadium.
Lecture and Lecture-Demonstration with Dr. I Wayan Dibia, I Wayan Suweca, and Ni Made Wirathini, moderated by Dr. Lisa Gold: New Trends and Current Directions in Balinese Performing Arts
Lecture | October 3 | 3 p.m. | 125 Morrison Hall
Dr. I Wayan Dibia, renowned dancer and scholar will discuss ways that the contemporary Balinese performance scene incorporates past traditions while constantly innovating. In Bali the concept of tradition is defined by personal innovations in which performers explore their relationships with past practices in terms of the contemporary world. Dr. Dibia will present the latest trends in Balinese... More >
Seminar | October 3 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition
Lisa Giacomo, Stanford University
This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH
Seminar | October 3 | 3:30 p.m. | 132 Mulford Hall
Andrew Jones, Deputy Director of the Climate Readiness Institute and research scientist at LBNL, will present: "Rational Numbers: Improving the Usability of Science for a Climate Resilient Society." Coffee will be available before the talk at 2:30PM in 139 Mulford; meet the speaker after the talk in 139 Mulford Hall. Open to the public.
Presentation | October 3 | 3:45-5 p.m. | 125 Morrison Hall
I Wayan Dibia, Artist in Residence, Gamelan Sekar Jaya
Dr. Lisa Gold, Lecturer, Music, UC Berkeley
Dr. I Wayan Dibia, a renowned dancer and scholar of Balinese dance and music, will discuss how the contemporary Balinese performance scene incorporates past traditions while constantly innovating. This presentation will include a lecture-demonstration with Dr. Dibia and dancer Dr. Ni Made Wirathini.
Panel Discussion | October 3 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 820 Barrows Hall
Please join us on October 3, 2019 at 4pm for a book talk focused on Barry Eichengreens book, The Populist Temptation: Economic Grievance and Political Reaction in the Modern Era, which places the global resurgence of populism in a deep historical context.
RSVP online by October 1.
Social Event | October 3 | 4-5:30 p.m. | International House, Heller Patio
Newly arrived postdocs, professors, researchers, short-term scholars, and visiting student researchers are welcome to attend. Hear directly from top officials from UC Berkeley, Berkeley's International Office and International House, Berkeley. Connect and network with other scholars, share about your research, and learn about opportunities and resources to take advantage of during your stay here... More >
Information Session | October 3 | 4-6 p.m. | Soda Hall, HP Auditorium
Self-driving vehicle will be on display outside Soda Hall beginning at 4pm!
Tech talk presented by Alex Ansari, Berkeley alum and Uber ATG Autonomy Capabilities Lead. We'll have engineers on-site to meet students 1:1 and take resumes (mini-career fair style), as well as catering from Berkeley Thai House.
Tech Talk Abstract
Self-driving cars have the potential to bring efficient, safe, and... More >
Colloquium | October 3 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall
Anna Wienhard, Universität Heidelberg
Hyperbolic geometry and, in particular, the study of hyperbolic structures on surfaces is a very rich topic, that has connections to many areas in mathematics. After giving a short introduction into some of its aspects, I will show that there is a related story of non-commutative hyperbolic structures on surfaces, in which the symplectic group, maximal representations and non-commutative cluster... More >
Lecture | October 3 | 5-6 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall
Paolo Mancosu, Willis S. and Marion Slusser Professor of Philosophy, UC Berkeley; Harsha Ram, Associate Professor of Slavic and Comparative Literature, UC Berkeley
The struggle between the Soviet Communist Party and Boris Pasternak over the publication of Doctor Zhivago did not end when he won the Nobel Prize, or even with his death. After the prize the Soviets vilified and impoverished him. After his death, they turned against Olga Ivinskaya, his literary assistant, companion, and the model for Zhivagos Lara, sending her and her daughter to a labor camp... More >
Colloquium | October 3 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library
Ann Gleig, University of Central Florida
On May 14 2015, a delegation of 125 Buddhists gathered for the first White House-U.S. Buddhist Leadership Conference, during which they delivered a letter titled Buddhist Statement on Racial Justice. This letter should be seen as part of efforts to challenge racism and white privilege in American Buddhist convert communities spanning over two decades. For much of this time, such efforts have... More >
Social Event | October 3 | 5-7 p.m. | Career Center (2440 Bancroft Way), Blue and Gold Room
Seeking alumni and professionals working in a variety of roles within government and law such as attorneys, service or program officers, analysts, paralegals and more!
Social Event | October 3 | 5-7 p.m. | Career Center (2440 Bancroft Way), Blue and Gold Room
Seeking alumni and professionals to represent the various roles in HR/ talent acquisition such as university recruiting, people operations, and more!
Information Session | October 3 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)
We invite you to learn more about Roblox, upcoming opportunities, and meet members of the Roblox team! Snacks and boba will be provided!
We're also raffling away great prizes:
- Bose SoundSport Free, True Wireless Sport Headphones
- Anker PowerCore 10000 Portable Charger
- JBL Charge 3 Waterproof Portable Bluetooth Speaker
SPACE IS LIMITED! RSVP here:... More >
Performing Arts - Theater | October 3 – 4, 2019 every day | 6-7:30 p.m. | Doe Library, Memorial Pool | Note change in date and time
Can love wash away the sins of the past? For this environmental, interactive staging of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet at Memorial Pool, choose to sit with the Capulets or Montagues and cheer on your side of the feud. Youve never seen this tale of humor and heartbreak quite this close!
Free & Open to the Public. Make reservations online
Film - Short | October 3 | 6:30-9 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall
Join the Arab Film and Media Institute for a special pre-festival Kick-Off at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, a week before the opening night of the Arab Film Festival. We will show the shorts program Aswat Jadida أصوات جديدة (New Voices) and host a Q&A session with AFMI Director Serge Bakalian after the screening.
Aswat... More >
Film - Feature | October 3 | 7 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
The tale of a young womans battle against her bullying father expands into a rousing cry against all tyranny in Shi Dongshans strikingly fresh 1932 melodrama, recently rescued from obscurity thanks to a brilliant restoration from the China Film Archive. Chinese film icons Chen Yanyan and Zheng Junli star as the young woman and the bookish neighbor who helps rescue her, but the films... More >
Lecture | October 3 | 7-9:30 p.m. | 131 Campbell Hall
Miguel Zumalacarregui, UC Berkeley
This month's Astronomy Night @ UC Berkeley features a talk by Marie Curie Global Fellow Miguel Zumalacarregui. He'll discuss gravitational waves, the effort to detect them, and how they are providing new means of testing Einstein's ideas about gravity.
Panel Discussion | October 3 | 7-8:30 p.m. | 108 Wheeler Hall
BridgeUSA at Berkeley
Rising sea levels, increasing frequency of disasters, and melting ice caps, oh my! In a world of polarizing politics, climate change has become a topic of debate. What are the future ramifications of climate change? What is the responsibility of individuals and corporations? What policies should be enacted? To discuss these pressing questions, BridgeUSA is hosting two speakers, Elan Strait and... More >
Performing Arts - Music | October 3 | 8-10 p.m. | Zellerbach Hall
Atlanta gospel sensation Trey McLaughlin & the Sounds of Zamar, his 20-voice choir, cut across cultural differences and religious beliefs with fresh takes on familiar hits. The youthful singers cite influences as diverse as Shania Twain, Stevie Wonder, Erykah Badu, and Prince, and have a cult online following for videos showcasing their impeccable vocal blend and group chemistry. A group on the... More >
$28–$68 (prices subject to change)
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 - 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 >
Exhibit - Artifacts | September 16, 2019 – March 1, 2020 every day | Doe Library, Bernice Layne Brown Gallery
Since 1790, the U.S. Census has impacted many aspects of our lives. It determines congressional apportionment, decides which communities receive a slice of $500,000,000,000 in federal funds, and provides information essential to policy making. Census questions also reflect the beliefs, concerns and prejudices of their time, starting with the first census which mandated that enslaved people be... 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 | October 3 | 4-7 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
An idiosyncratic celebration of two of the worlds most beautiful (and most artist-frequented, frequently pictured) cities: Paris and Kyoto. Works include Parisian photographs by Bisson Frères, Marville, Nadar, and Brassaï; the colorful Chagall lithograph Coq sur Paris (The Rooster over Paris); lovely Hiroshige prints such as Arashiyama manka (Cherries in Full Bloom at Arashiyama); small works by... More >