Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Seminar | October 16 | 11:10 a.m.-12:10 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall
Yulia Alexandr, UC Berkeley
This talk will focus on combinatorial objects called ice models, which arise in statistical mechanics. We will start by exploring the relationship between semi-standard Young tableaux and Gelfand-Tsetlin patterns, and see how the Shur polynomial can be defined in terms of those objects. In general, given rules for a tableaux representing a branching rule for GL(n, C), we define a bijection... More >
Interested in studying abroad? A Berkeley Study Abroad Peer Adviser will hold office hours at EOP every Wednesday from 11:30am-1:30pm during the fall semester to answer questions about program options, scholarships, how to apply and additional services offered!
Sign-up for a spot on http://tinyurl.com/eopstudyabroad.
Performing Arts - Music | October 16 | 12 p.m. | Hertz Concert Hall
Mark Wilson, Director
Free. No reserved seating.
Seminar | October 16 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 VLSB, Grinnell-Miller Library
Eva K. Fischer
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 | October 16 | 12-1 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium, 310
CITRIS Research Exchange is free and open to the public. Each one-hour seminar starts at 12 pm and is hosted at the Banatao Auditorium in Sutardja Dai Hall on the UC Berkeley campus unless otherwise noted. Register by the Monday prior to the event to receive lunch.
Lecture | October 16 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 270 Stephens Hall
In the academic literature and typologies, the Armenian diaspora is widely characterized as a classical example of trading diaspora, middlemen minority, and/or victim diaspora. In this conception diasporas are supposed to be de-territorialized, inextricably linked to the remote fatherland of their ancestors, whereas their attachment to the host society would remain superficial and depoliticized.... More >
600 Million and Counting: How Demographers Missed the Astonishing Population Reduction Caused by China's Birth Planning Program: A Demography Brown Bag Talk
Colloquium | October 16 | 12-1 p.m. | 2232 Piedmont, Seminar Room
Daniel Goodkind, Independent Researcher
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.
Lecture | October 16 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)
Felicia De Peña, Department of Anthropology, UC Berkeley
Educational processes like teaching and learning are important components of enculturational processes. The act of learning a skill, practicing the skill in daily life, and transmitting a body of knowledge is a dynamic and ever-changing representation of sociocultural practices that reflects the doxa and habitus of a practicing group. In this talk, I will discuss the current methods I employ to... More >
Lecture | October 16 | 12-1 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens
Questioning the assumption that the slave past provides an explanatory prism for understanding the black political present, Best offers a new way of understanding the constitution of black subjectivity.
Seminar | October 16 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall
Maureen Hanson, Cornell University
Maureen R. Hanson is the Liberty Hyde Bailey Professor in the Department of Molecular Biology & Genetics. She received a B.S. degree at Duke University and a Ph.D. in Cell and Developmental Biology from Harvard University. Her lab aims to understand the mechanism of RNA editing in chloroplasts and mitochondria of plants, which results in modification of specifics Cs to Us in transcripts, altering... More >
Colloquium | October 16 | 12:10-1:15 p.m. | 1104 Berkeley Way West
Jan Engelmann, Assistant Professor, UC Berkeley Psychology
It is often argued that the sense of fairness consists in an aversion to unequal resource distributions. Standard accounts claim that chimpanzees react negatively to allocations in which they receive less than others, while children, from around 8 years onwards, also react negatively to allocations in which they receive more than others. I will review recent evidence suggesting two modifications... More >
Workshop | October 16 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club
Joy Zhang, Mon Ami; Amber Carroll, Covia Community Services
With the loss of family, friends, and community, an elder may be more alone now than at any other time in their lives, leaving them vulnerable to social isolation and loneliness. In addition, they may be at increased risk for related health problems such as cognitive decline, depression and heart disease. This class will provide education around social isolation, loneliness and associated risk... More >
Presentation | October 16 | 12:15-1:30 p.m. | 297 Boalt Hall, School of Law
Paul Butler; Dean Erwin Chemerinsky
Fireside Chat with Paul Butler
This conversation will be led by Dean Erwin Chemerinsky
12:15pm to 1:30pm at Goldberg room 297
RSVP by 10/7/2019 for a complimentary lunch:
Informal Student Gathering
1:35pm to 2:30pm at Goldberg room 297
(all students welcome!)
Jefferson Memorial Lecture
Prison Abolition,... More >
Seminar | October 16 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | Haas School of Business, N440-444
The Center for Equity, Gender, and Leadership is pleased to announce a new research seminar promoting the work of Haas professor Adair Morse on Wednesday, October 16 from 12:30-1:30pm in N440/N444. Lunch will be provided for the first 20 attendees.
Ethnic discrimination in lending can materialize in face-to-face decisions or in algorithmic... More >
Seminar | October 16 | 2:10-3 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall
Nikhil Savale, Universität zu Köln
This pre-talk explains some of the background behind the asymptotics of ECH capacities and its subleading estimate. Firstly this includes an outline of Taubes's isomorphism between embedded contact homology (ECH) and monopole Floer homology (HM). Next we describe the eta invariant of Atiyah-Patodi-Singer, some of its analytic properties and its relationship with the rational Q-grading on HM.
Seminar | October 16 | 3-4 p.m. | 3108 Etcheverry Hall
Karthik Natarajan, Singapore University of Technology and Design
Abstract: In this work, we identify partial correlation information structures that allow for simpler reformulations in evaluating the maximum expected value of mixed integer linear programs with random objective coefficients. To this end, assuming only the knowledge of the mean and the covariance matrix entries restricted to block-diagonal patterns, we develop a reduced semidefinite programming... More >
Workshop | October 16 | 3-4 p.m. | 103 Moffitt Undergraduate Library
Join Berkeley International Office as you prepare to put together your documents for your OPT application. This workshop will cover required documents, how to fill out the forms, and most common mistakes in the application. In addition, there will be a Q&A portion during which you can ask specific questions about your own application.
Please note that this workshop is specifically for OPT... 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 >
Seminar | October 16 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall
Kyeongsik Nam, U.C. Berkeley Mathematics
The exponential random graph model (ERGM) is a central object in the study of clustering properties in social networks as well as canonical ensembles in statistical physics. It is a version of the well known Erd˝os-R´enyi graphs, obtained by tilting according to the subgraph counting Hamiltonian. Despite its importance in the theory of random graphs, lots of fundamental questions have... More >
Film - Feature | October 16 | 3:10 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Which side will you be on? asked the ads for Lindsay Andersons surrealist dissection of conformity and oppression, metaphorically set in that most brutal of institutions: boarding school. Dont speak to us; youre scum, scowl the stuffy, well-sodomized senior leaders of College House, cruelly keeping order like true sons of the Establishment. The lackadaisical fantasist Travis (Malcolm... More >
C. H. Li Memorial Lecture: The Imposition of Meaning on Unstructured Representations in the Hippocampus and Cortex
Seminar | October 16 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building
Richard Axel, Columbia University
C. H. Li Memorial Lectures
Berkeley Number Theory Learning Seminar: Algebraic lifting invariants I and components of Hurwitz spaces over the complex numbers
Seminar | October 16 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall | Note change in date
Zixin Jiang, University of California, Berkeley
Colloquium | October 16 | 4-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, 306 (HP Auditorium)
Stuart Russell, Berkeley EECS
It is reasonable to expect that AI capabilities will eventually exceed those of humans across a range of real-world-decision making scenarios. Should this be a cause for concern, as Elon Musk, Stephen Hawking, and others have suggested?... More >
Near-infrared Optical Probes for Imaging Neuromodulators with High Spatiotemporal Resolution/ Biosynthesis of Triacsins
Colloquium | October 16 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall
Abraham Beyene, PhD student in the Landry Group; Frederick Twigg, PhD student in the Zhang Group
Near-infrared Optical Probes for Imaging Neuromodulators with High Spatiotemporal Resolution/Biosynthesis of Triacsins
Seminar | October 16 | 4-5 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall
Emily Fox, University of Washington
We are increasingly faced with the need to analyze complex data streams; for example, sensor measurements from wearable devices have the potential to transform healthcare. Machine learningand moreover deep learninghas brought many recent success stories to the analysis of complex sequential data sources, including speech, text, and video. However, these success stories involve a clear... More >
Renarrating the Past: Conflict and Negotiation of Narratives along the Borders of India, Vietnam, and Japan
Panel Discussion | October 16 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library
Hisashi Shimojo, University of Shizuoka; Kana Tomizawa, University of Shizuoka
- Keiko Yamanaka, Department of Ethnic Studies, UC Berkeley
- Dana Buntrock, Department of Architecture, UC Berkeley
- Kana Tomizawa, University of Shizuoka
How to Narrate Oppressed Grief: from Yasukuni to Calcutta
- Hisashi Shimojo, University of Shizuoka
Belonging and Religion in a Multi-Ethnic Society: Cross-Border Migration... More >
Department of Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology Seminar: “How many mitochondrial uncoupling proteins are there?”
Seminar | October 16 | 4-5 p.m. | 114 Morgan Hall
Yuriy Kirichok, UCSF
Lecture | October 16 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 202 South Hall
What people think machines can know about the mind, and why their beliefs matter
Seminar | October 16 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 3 Evans Hall
Nikhil Savale, Universität zu Köln
On a closed, contact three manifold the asymptotics of its ECH spectrum are known to recover the contact volume. This has applications to the existence of at least two, and in some cases two or infinitely many, Reeb orbits as well as the density of the union of periodic Reeb orbits for generic contact forms. In this talk, we improve the asymptotic formula for ECH spectrum with a subleading... More >
Lecture | October 16 | 4:10 p.m. | Bancroft Hotel, Great Hall
2680 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704
Paul Butler will present the Jefferson lecture on Wednesday, October 16, 2019. The lecture, entitled "Prison Abolition, and a Mule," will be held in the Great Hall of the Bancroft Hotel and is free and open to the public. No tickets are required.
Conference/Symposium | October 16 | 5-8 p.m. | Hearst Museum of Anthropology
This gathering will center indigenous perspectives in dialogue on the complex issues surrounding globalization of mind-altering substances.
About this Event:
Since the beginning of human existence, people of the world have altered their minds with countless practices and substances. They have done so for many reasons, ranging from pleasure to health to ceremony, with effects both harmful and... More >
San Francisco World History Reading Group: Guano and the Opening of the Pacific World by Gregory T. Cushman
Meeting | October 16 | 5-7 p.m. | Civic Center Secondary School
ORIAS (Office of Resources for International and Area Studies)
Teachers in ORIAS World History Reading Groups read one book each month within a global studies theme. Participants meet monthly to eat and spend two hours in collegial conversation. It is a relaxing, intellectually rich atmosphere for both new and experienced teachers.
This event is for k-14 teachers.
The Infiltrators: Filmmaker Reception: Meet the filmmakers of the award winning new film followed by a screening.
Reception | October 16 | 5:30-6:15 p.m. | Latinx Research Center
Alex Rivera, Co-Director, The Infiltrators
Directors Cristina Ibarra (in her Sundance debut) and Alex Rivera (Sleep Dealer, 2008 Sundance Film Festival) design a hybrid cinematic language, combining familiar documentary form and scripted narrative to map an uncharted domain: inside an Obama-era immigration detention system. Based on true events, The Infiltrators is both a suspenseful account of a high-stakes mission and an emotionally... More >
Information Session | October 16 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)
Meet us for a casual Q&A dinner and Info-Session!
Andrew Nam, R&D Group System and Platforms
- Research Areas: Data Science 2.0
- Knows about: Machine Learning, API platform development, Containerization (Docker)
- Current projects: AutoML: Developing a new approach to model architecture and hyperparameter tuning to provide more intelligent and intentional machine learning... More >
Social Event | October 16 | 6-8 p.m. | Career Center (2440 Bancroft Way), Blue and Gold Room
Seeking PhD alumni and professionals working in a variety of roles and industries to share their Cal to career story with students. PhD recruiters are also encouraged to participate.
Panel Discussion | October 16 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Haas School of Business, Chou Hall N440+N444
Join BERC and IEAS/CCS as we discuss the implications of large-scale infrastructure development on natural resources through the lens of China's BRI.
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.
The Infiltrators: Film Screening and Live Q&A: Meet the filmmakers of the award winning new film followed by a screening.
Film - Feature | October 16 | 6:30-8:05 p.m. | A1 Hearst Field Annex
2545-2581 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704
Alex Rivera, Co-Director, The Infiltrators
The Infiltrators is a docu-thriller that tells the true story of young immigrants who get arrested by Border Patrol, and put in a shadowy for-profit detention center on purpose.
Film - Feature | October 16 | 7 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Tonights program focuses on one strain in local filmmaker Scott Starks extensive oeuvrethe use of found images, whether industrial footage, movie trailers, amateur films, pornography, books, photographs, or, in the case of Ill Walk with God, emergency information cards. Conceptually intriguing, often humorous, always surprising, these films are also often uncharacterizable. Stark constructs... More >
ANTISOCIAL: Online Extremists, Techno-Utopians, and the Hijacking of the American Conversation: A sweeping, unsettling portrait of today’s America
Special Event | October 16 | 7-8:30 p.m. | Alumni House
New Yorker magazine reporter, Andrew Marantz, will discuss the chilling trends and discoveries described in his powerful new book, ANTISOCIAL: Online Extremists, Techno-Utopians, and the Hijacking of the American Conversation.
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 - 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.