Thursday, October 10, 2019
SERU Research Symposium and Business Meeting: Understanding Campus Climate: Towards an Inclusive Environment for Undergraduate and Graduate Students
Conference/Symposium | October 10 – 11, 2019 every day | Clark Kerr Campus
Tour/Open House | October 10 | 8-10:30 a.m. | Fox Cottage
Staff Ombuds Office
Join us for coffee in celebration of the second national Ombuds Day! Please stop by the Fox Cottage to say hello, chat with your campus Staff Ombuds, and learn more about ombuds services.
Paris/Berkeley/Bonn/Zürich Analysis Seminar: Resonances and spectral gap of random hyperbolic surfaces
Seminar | October 10 | 9:10-10 a.m. | 238 Sutardja Dai Hall
Frédéric Naud, Sorbonne Université
In this talk we will define a notion of random (infinite volume) covers of surfaces modeled over a classical model of random regular graphs. We will then investigate the spectral gap of those random surfaces as the degree goes to infinity and prove an explicit a.a.s. result that generalizes the famous 3/16 of Selberg. Joint work with Michael Magee.
Applied Math Seminar: Fast boundary integral tools for the rheology of periodic suspensions and other Stokes flow problems
Seminar | October 10 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall
Alex Barnett, Flatiron Institute
Integral equation methods are ideal for high-order accurate, linear-scaling solvers for viscous flows involving rigid or non-rigid particles, possibly in confined geometries. We focus on computing the effective shear viscosity of a suspension of 2D rigid particles with periodic boundary conditions, whose applications include industrial flows and complex fluids. We overview recent new tools needed... More >
Seminar | October 10 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | C210 Haas School of Business
Yao Zeng, Foster School of Business; University of Washington
Joint with Haas Finance Seminar
Seminar | October 10 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall
Ethan Dlugie, UC Berkeley
Much of what we know about mapping class groups of compact surfaces stems from their well known classification. In recent years, much effort has been directed towards understanding "big" mapping class groups, i.e. the mapping class groups of surfaces of infinite type. In this talk, we'll walk through Ian Richards' proof that such surfaces are completely classified by their space of ends. We'll... More >
Film - Documentary | October 10 | 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium
john powell, Haas Institute; Frances Causey
Of all the divisions in America, none is as insidious and destructive as racism. In this powerful documentary, the filmmakers, both privileged daughters of the South, who were haunted by their families slave owning pasts, passionately seek the hidden truth and the untold stories of how Americaguided by the South's powerful political influencesteadily, deliberately and at times secretly,... More >
Oliver E. Williamson Seminar Joint with IO Seminar:"Auto Dealer Loan Intermediation: Consumer Behavior and Competitive Effects"
Seminar | October 10 | 12-1:30 p.m. | C330 Haas School of Business
Tobias Salz, Professor, MIT
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 >
Presentation | October 10 | 12 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
This weeks A + D Thursdays speaker is Aza Raskin, a cofounder of the Center for Humane Technology, which is leading the charge in reversing the digital attention crisis and realigning technology with humanitys best interests. Among his previous accomplishments, Raskin helped build the web at Mozilla as head of user experience; founded Massive Health (an early consumer health behavior change... More >
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.
Lecture | October 10 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Aza Raskin, cofounder of Center for Humane Technology
This weeks speaker is Aza Raskin, a cofounder of the Center for Humane Technology, which is leading the charge in reversing the digital attention crisis and realigning technology with humanitys best interests. Among his previous accomplishments, Raskin helped build the web at Mozilla as head of user experience; foundin Massive Health (an... More >
Seminar | October 10 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building
Vanessa Handley, UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley
Econ 235, Financial Economics Student Seminar: "Property Tax Gap: How Property Assessments Increase Taxation Within Minority Communities"
Seminar | October 10 | 12:45-2 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall
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 10 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition
Baljit Khakh, University of California, Los Angeles, Department of Physiology
This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH
Seminar | October 10 | 3:30 p.m. | 132 Mulford Hall
Ken Alex, Director of the Project Climate initiative in the Center for Law, Energy & the Environment at Berkeley Law, will present: "Increasing the pace and scale of carbon removal from California's natural and working lands." Coffee will be available before the talk at 2:30PM in 139 Mulford; meet the speaker after the talk in 139 Mulford Hall.
Panel Discussion | October 10 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 691 Barrows Hall | Canceled
Savannah Shange, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, UC Santa Cruz
Black/Girlhood Imaginary, Executive Director, CRG Research Working Group
UC Santa Cruz anthropologist and author of Progressive Dystopia: Abolition, Antiblackness, + Schooling in San Francisco, Savannah Shange in conversation with members of the Black/Girlhood Imaginary Working Group.
Event co-sponsored by the Thelton E. Henderson for Social Justice at Berkeley Law.
CRG Thursday Forums are open to the public and the location is wheelchair accessible. Light... More >
Presentation | October 10 | 4-6 p.m. | Women's Faculty Club, Stebbins Lounge
Robert P.J. Cooney, National Women's History Project
Author Robert P.J. Cooney speaks on his book "Winning the Vote: The Triumph of the American Woman Suffrage Movement" - Three generations of suffragists fought, sacrificed and suffered to win the vote for half the American population. Cooney captures their heroic struggle through images and stories of their intensity, indignation, strategies and humor. Come to learn and celebrate their battle that..
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Colloquium | October 10 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 691 Barrows Hall
Dr. Savannah Shange, University of California, Santa Cruz
In conversation with Dr. Savannah Shange (Assistant Professor in Anthropology at University of California, Santa Cruz), the Black/Girlhood Imaginary working group will have an open discussion related to Black feminisms, methodologies, and Black girlhood. We theorize Black/Girlhood Imaginary through temporality, embodiment, performance (Taylor, 2003), and confinement. We believe that,... More >
Mathematics Department Colloquium: Quantum ergodicity and delocalization of Schrödinger eigenfunctions
Colloquium | October 10 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall
Nalini Anantharaman, CNRS and Université de Strasbourg
The question of ``quantum ergodicity'' is to understand how the ergodic properties of a classical dynamical system are translated into spectral properties of the associated quantum dynamics. This question appears already in a paper by Einstein written in 1917. It takes its full meaning after the introduction of the Schrödinger equation in 1926, and even more after the numerical simulations of... More >
Lecture | October 10 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room) | Canceled
Purushottam Agrawal, Writer and Scholar
Robert Goldman, Professor of Sanskrit and Catherine and William L. Magistretti Distinguished Professor in South & Southeast Asian Studies
Institute for South Asia Studies, Department of South & Southeast Asian Studies, Catherine and William L. Magistretti Distinguished Professor in South and Southeast Asian Studies, The Saraswati Dalmia Graduate Student Support Fund for South and Southeast Asian Studies
A talk by renowned Hindi literary historian and scholar of Kabir and Bhakti, Prof. Purushottam Agrawal
Poetry and the Senses Program Launch|Readings and Conversation: Featuring Indira Allegra, Chiyuma Elliott, and Robert Hass
Lecture | October 10 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Library
Join the Arts Research Center for the launch party celebrating our new Poetry and the Senses program, sponsored by the Engaging the Senses Foundation! This event will include local poets Indira Allegra, Chiyuma Elliott, and Robert Hass, who will offer readings and comments followed by a conversation.
Panel Discussion | October 10 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Bechtel Engineering Center
A panel of current engineering students will share their experiences overseas, including programs they participated in and how they fit study abroad into their schedules. Engineering Student Services and Study Abroad Advisers will give an overview of how to start the process, applications and more.
Please RSVP here:... More >
Social Event | October 10 | 6-8:30 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium
Nikhil Arora and Alejandro Vélez, co-founders of Back to the Roots
Big Ideas, Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation, CITRIS Tech for Social Good, Fung Institute, Women in Tech Initiative (WITI), BHEP (Haas), and the Foundry
oHsted by Big Ideas, Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation, CITRIS Tech for Social Good, Fung Institute, Women in Tech Initiative (WITI), BHEP (Haas), and the Foundry, Innovators@Cal is an exciting event that fosters collaboration across the UC Berkeley campus. Innovators@Cal provides students and student teams with opportunities to advance their ideas and ventures through two-minute pitches on... More >
Information Session | October 10 | 6-8:30 p.m. | Banatao Auditorium, Sutardja Dai Hall
Nikhil Arora, Co-founder, Back to the Roots Inc.; Alejandro Vélez, Co-founder, Back to the Roots Inc.
Innovators@Cal provides students and student teams with opportunities to advance their ideas and ventures through two-minute pitches on stage and whiteboard sessions where teams can discuss their ideas with audience members, receive feedback, recruit new team members and more!
Film - Feature | October 10 | 6:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Part I: Wartime Separation (Ba nian li luan); Part II: Darkness and Dawn (Tianliang qian-hou). Included on the Hong Kong Film Awards list of the greatest Chinese-language films of all time, The Spring River Flows East has been termed Chinas Gone with the Wind, a sweeping decades-spanning epic that sums up an entire nations history and identity. A married couple in Shanghai are separated during... More >
Film - Feature | October 10 | 7 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
In this still timely and entertaining documentary, noted economic policy expert and UC Berkeley professor Robert Reich takes on the enormous question of what has been happening to the American economy. He distills the story through the lens of widening income inequalitycurrently at historic highsand explores what effects this increasing gap has not only on the economy but on our democracy... More >
Lecture | October 10 | 7-8:30 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall
Dr. Barakat Mousa ElHawati
Dr. Barakat Mousa ElHawati earned his PhD in Administrative Law at Université Rennes-I in France in 1978. He was the dean of the College of Law at Juba University when it was located in Khartoum, and founded and headed the Scientific Assembly for the College of Law in Sudan.
In his lecture, Dr. Elhawati will discuss the aspects of the crisis that Sudan is currently suffering from. He will... More >
Presentation | October 10 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Cafe Leila
1724 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley, CA 94702
David Presti, Department of Molecular and Cell Biology
For millennia, humans have cultivated relationships with psychoactive plants and fungi relationships embedded within and guided by ritual frameworks honoring the powers of these plants and fungi as allies. As cultures have evolved, so also have these plant-fungal-human interactions. Our current era is one of reduction of organisms to molecules, and the commodification of just about everything... 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 >
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 >
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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 >