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Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Centennial Event - "Winning the Vote": The Triumph of the American Woman Suffrage Movement

Presentation | October 29 | Women's Faculty Club, Stebbins Lounge

 Robert P.J. Cooney, National Women's History Project

 Women's Faculty Club

CANCELLED For TODAY - Will Be rescheduled and reposted.
elebrated author Robert P.J. Cooney discusses 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,...   More >


Climate Justice Week: Learn what climate justice means and how you can take part!

Special Event | October 28 – November 1, 2019 every day | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, bNorth SERC Space

 Student Environmental Resource Center

Climate Justice Week aims to create an intentional space to engage the wider UC Berkeley community on the intersections of climate change and social justice. Find more information at serc.berkeley.edu/cjw

Qualtrics Survey Design

Course | October 29 | 10-11:30 a.m. |  Virtual Classroom

 Human Resources

This course details the process of designing and distributing surveys using the UC Berkeley instance of Qualtrics. Emphasis is placed on question design, data validation, survey distribution methods, response statistics, and security permissions. Learning Objectives * Identify the steps for Qualtrics account access at UC Berkeley. * Design new survey projects using the Survey module. * Integrate...   More >

  Register online

Seminar 217, Risk Management: CANCELLED

Seminar | October 29 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Consortium for Data Analytics in Risk

Advancing Environmental Health through Youth Participatory Action Research

Lecture | October 29 | 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 5101 Berkeley Way West

 Public Health, School of

Working with youth can be an effective way to improve environmental health literacy and community engagement while also shining light on community concerns and building local capacity. Dr. Harley will discuss her work conducting youth-driven research and advocacy projects with high school students in Salinas including researching how local residents are exposed to pesticides and chemicals in...   More >

Redefining Political Space in Post-Crisis Europe: Is There Hope for EU Democracy?

Lecture | October 29 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Ludvig Norman, Stockholm University

 Institute of European Studies

In recent years, the European Union has found itself in a state of seemingly chronic crisis, including the economic and financial crisis unleashed on Europe in 2008, the political crisis with the rise of populist and extremist parties across the continent, the migration crisis as well as Brexit. It is widely held that the response to these crises has led to a considerable strengthening of...   More >

Ludvig Norman

Student Faculty Macro Lunch - "General equilibrium effects of cash transfers: experimental evidence from Kenya"

Presentation | October 29 | 12-1 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Dennis Egger, UCB; Michael Walker

 Clausen Center

This workshop consists of one-hour informal presentations on topics related to macroeconomics and international finance, broadly defined. The presenters are UC Berkeley PhD students, faculty, and visitors.

  RSVP  by November 1.

Costume Building Open House

Workshop | October 28 – 31, 2019 every day | 12-4 p.m. | 141 Sutardja Dai Hall

 CITRIS and the Banatao Institute

The CITRIS Invention Lab is hosting a week of costume building to get you ready for Halloween. The event is open to all; waivers just need to be signed by non-Maker Pass holders.

We’ll be kicking the open house off with a noontime “Cosplay Strategies” session (informal, no lunch provided) on Monday, October 28th, hosted by last year’s contest winner (Dan Chapman) and focusing on cheap and fast...   More >

Brillouin Microscopy and Endoscopy

Seminar | October 29 | 12-1 p.m. | 293 Cory Hall

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Brillouin imaging can extract viscoelastic properties with micron-level resolution in a label-free, non-invasive way. The conventional bulk-optics based Brillouin system has already been applied to various biological samples. While the utility of Brillouin imaging has been demonstrated, the intrinsically weak scattering process means that recent work in instrumentation has aimed to maximize the...   More >

(CANCELED) View from the Top: Michelle Mao: Managing Rapid Growth in the Consumer Electronics Industry

Lecture | October 29 | 12-1 p.m. | Blum Hall, Room 100, First flr. | Canceled

 Michelle Mao, President, TCL North America

 UC Berkeley College of Engineering, MET Student Board

*This event has been canceled because of the ongoing power outage on campus.*

Michelle Mao, president of TCL North America, will discuss “Managing Rapid Growth in the Consumer Electronics Industry," with Dean Tsu-Jae King Liu.

Michelle has more than 20 years of experience in marketing and operations leadership and a proven track record of driving sales growth in the global TV industry.

Mindfulness Meditation Group

Meeting | February 20, 2018 – January 5, 2021 every Tuesday | 12:15-1 p.m. | 3110 Tang Center, University Health Services

 Tang Center (University Health Services)

The Mindfulness Meditation Group meets every Tuesday at 12:15-1:00 pm at 3110 Tang Center on campus. All campus-affiliated people are welcome to join us on a drop-in basis, no registration or meditation experience necessary. We start with a short reading on meditation practice, followed by 30 minutes of silent sitting, and end with a brief discussion period.

Geometric Representation Theory Seminar: The tamely ramified Fundamental Local Equivalence

Seminar | October 29 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 732 Evans Hall

 Gurbir Dhillon, Stanford

 Department of Mathematics

Let G be an almost simple algebraic group with Langlands dual G'. Gaitsgory conjectured that affine Category O for G at a noncritical level should be equivalent to Whittaker D-modules on the affine flag variety of G' at the dual level. After reviewing in detail some background and motivation for the conjecture in quantum Langlands, we describe some aspects of its proof, which is joint work with...   More >

Protecting Land Rights in the Face of Large-Scale Development Projects: Creative Strategies Communities are Using to Protect Their Rights

Panel Discussion | October 29 | 12:45-1:50 p.m. | 170 Boalt Hall, School of Law

 Alfred Brownell, Founder, Green Advocates International; Sarah Singh, Communities Co-Director, Accountability Counsel; Emily Jacobi, Executive Director and Founder, Digital Democracy

 Katherine McDonnell, Director of Legal Advocacy, Corporate Accountability Lab

 Law, Boalt School of

Communities around the world are organizing and standing up to protect their rights in the face of large scale development projects that threaten their livelihood and basic human rights. Indigenous and other communities are forcibly evicted or displaced every year to make way for development projects. Communities are fighting back. They are devising creative strategies to protect their...   More >

SURF Summer Research Scholarships Info Session

Information Session | October 29 | 1-2 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Sean Burns, Director, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

 Office of Undergraduate Research

OURS Staff will discuss eligibility criteria for SURF programs, benefits of the fellowship and tips for a successful application

Space Physics Seminar

Seminar | September 17 – December 3, 2019 every Tuesday | 1-2 p.m. | 325 LeConte Hall

 Space Sciences Laboratory (SSL)

War in Raqqa: Rhetoric vs. Reality

Special Event | October 22 – December 20, 2019 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 2-5 p.m. |  2224 Piedmont (Center for Digital Archaeology )

 Human Rights Center

Experience photographs, videos, open source investigations, and 360° Virtual Reality that document the assault on Raqqa, Syria by coalition forces in 2017. The show draws on Amnesty International's investigations, supported by students in UC Berkeley's Human Rights Investigations Lab and the Digital Verification Corps worldwide. Immerse yourself in video, testimonials, satellite imagery and maps...   More >

Seminar 218, Psychology and Economics: A Theory of Chosen Preferences

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

 Douglas Bernheim, Stanford University

 Department of Economics

String-Math Seminar: Mirror symmetry and 4d gauge theories

Seminar | October 29 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 402 LeConte Hall

 Benjamin Gammage, Harvard & University of Miami

 Department of Mathematics

2d mirror symmetry relates the algebraic and symplectic geometry of a pair of Kahler manifolds obtained by dualizing a Lagrangian torus fibration. We will discuss some known and expected results in the case when the spaces involved are actually hyperkahler, arising as moduli spaces of 4-dimensional supersymmetric gauge theories (for instance, by a K-theoretic version of the...   More >

Harmonic Analysis and Differential Equations Student Seminar: Semiclassical defect measures and observability estimate for Schrödinger operators with homogeneous potentials of order zero

Seminar | October 29 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Keita Mikami, RIKEN

 Department of Mathematics

In this talk, we will consider asymptotic behavior as $x\to \infty$ of Schrödinger operators with homogeneous potentials of order zero. Localization in direction was known as a property of Schrödinger operators with homogeneous potentials of order zero or corresponding Hamiltonian flow. We will introduce this known localization in direction first. We then introduce the localization of defect...   More >

Clinical Science Colloquium

Colloquium | October 29 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 1104 Berkeley Way West

 Aric A. Prather, PhD, University of California, San Francisco

 Department of Psychology

Title: Sleep, Stress, & Immunity: A Bedtime Story

Sleep plays a critical role in promoting optimal physical health; however, the biological mechanisms linking insufficient sleep and poor health remain to be fully elucidated. In this talk, I will discuss research that highlights the role of the immune system as a key pathway through which poor sleep, particularly short sleep duration, affects...   More >

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: An introduction to Standard Monomial Theory

Seminar | October 29 | 3:45-4:45 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Venkatraman Lakshmibai, Northeastern University

 Department of Mathematics

I shall first introduce the celebrated Grassmannian variety and its canonical projective variety structure under the Plùcker embedding. Then I shall describe a basis for the homogeneous co-ordinate ring of the Grassmannian for the Plùcker embedding in terms of certain monomials in the Plùcker co-ordinates, the so called “Standard Monomials”. I shall then introduce the SCHUBERT subvarities...   More >

Surviving the Sidewalk: Latino Streetvendors in Los Angeles

Lecture | October 29 | 4-5:30 p.m. |  Latinx Research Center

 2547 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Professor Rocio Rosales, Assistant Professor, University of California, Irvine

 Center for Ethnographic Research

New research by Prof. Rocío Rosales (UC Irvine) sponsored by the Center for Ethnographic Research (CER).

Gilbert Newton Lewis Memorial Lecture: Repurposing the Blue Print of Life for Materials Design

Seminar | October 29 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Chad Mirkin, Department of Chemistry, Northwestern University

 College of Chemistry

The materials-by-design approach to the development of functional materials requires new synthetic strategies that allow for material composition and structure to be independently controlled and tuned on demand. Although it is exceedingly difficult to control the complex interactions between atomic and molecular species in such a manner, interactions between nanoscale components can be encoded,...   More >

Turning Trash into Cash: Wecylers of Lagos, Nigeria

Seminar | October 29 | 4-6 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Bilikiss Adebiyi-Abiola, Founder, Wecyclers; Olawale Adebiyi, Chief Executive Officer, Wecyclers

 Center for African Studies

A seminar in our Africa Matters series.

Empowering people through their waste management start-up, Wecyclers of Lagos, Nigeria, have won the 2018-2019 King Baudouin African Development Prize.

Creating Undergraduate Discovery Projects: Strategies for Making the Most of Your Undergraduate Years

Workshop | October 29 | 4 p.m. | Durant Hall, Room 9

 Office of Undergraduate Research

At UC Berkeley, undergraduates develop their passions through discovery projects that deepen their learning, better the world, and launch their futures. In this workshop, you gain strategies for creating powerful learning experiences, seeking funding for your projects, and building community at UC Berkeley in a way that will support your life goals.

Surviving the Sidewalk: Latino Street Vendors in Los Angeles

Colloquium | October 29 | 4-5:30 p.m. |  Shorb House, Latinx Research Center

 2547 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA 94720

 Rocío Rosales, Assistant Professor of Sociology, UC Irvine

 Center for Ethnographic Research, Department of Sociology, Latinx Research Center

In this talk, I examine fruteros’ social and economic lives, as well as their day-to-day struggles, as they labor under the most restrictive anti-vending ordinances in the country while also being undocumented. In this talk, I will also address several methodological issues I encountered throughout my time in the field.

Global Borderlands: Fantasy, Violence, and Empire in Subic Bay, Philippines

Lecture | October 29 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Victoria Reyes, Assistant Professor of Sociology, UC Riverside

 Center for Southeast Asia Studies

This talk, derived from Prof. Reyes' new book, draws on archival and ethnographic data to describe the everyday experiences of people living and working in Subic Bay in the Philippines (a former U.S. military base, now a Freeport Zone), to make the case for critically examining similar spaces across the world.

Centennial Event - "Winning the Vote": The Triumph of the American Woman Suffrage Movement

Presentation | October 29 | 4:10-6 p.m. | Women's Faculty Club, Stebbins Lounge

 Robert P. J. Cooney, National Women's History Project

 Women's Faculty Club

Celebrated 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 wing 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...   More >

  RSVP by calling Front Desk at 510-642-4175, or by emailing Front Desk at womensfacultyclub@gmail.com by October 28.

UC Berkeley Cloud Computing Meetup

Meeting | August 27, 2019 – August 25, 2020 the last Tuesday of the month every month | 4:30-7 p.m. |  Berkeley SkyDeck Penthouse

 Data Sciences

This meetup is aimed at bringing together students, researchers, faculty, IT staff and the wider local community to learn, share and discuss our work in designing and operating services built on cloud computing architectures.

We will feature speakers and engaging discussions around current issues in cloud computing often with an enterprise focus.

Cloud Computing Meetup

Social Event | October 29, 2019 – December 29, 2020 the last Tuesday of the month every month | 4:30-7 p.m. | Berkeley Skydeck, Penthouse (PH) floor

 2150 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Division of Data Science, IST/OCIO, Research IT,

The UC Berkeley Cloud Community of Practice will be holding our monthly meetup in the Berkeley SkyDeck Penthouse. We have some excellent guests and topics and hope to see you there.

Everyone is welcome - this is a really inclusive group! You don't have to be an expert, or already know about cloud technologies; we get together so people can learn from each other. The Berkeley SkyDeck is at...   More >

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: McKay correspondence and walls for G-Hilb

Seminar | October 29 | 5-6 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Ben Wormleighton, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

The McKay correspondence studies how the representation theory of subgroups G of SL(n) interacts with the geometry of minimal resolutions of the quotient singularity \(\mathbb C^n / G\). I will outline the classical story for SL(2) and some of its extensions to three dimensions through quivers, CM-modules, and derived categories. One of the outcomes of this is that all minimal resolutions (at...   More >

Una's Lecture with artist Paul Chan: The Bather’s Dilemma

Lecture | October 29 | 5 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, Maude Fife, 315 Wheeler Hall

 Townsend Center for the Humanities

Artist Paul Chan is the winner of the 2014 Hugo Boss Prize, awarded biennially by the Guggenheim Foundation to an artist who has made a visionary contribution to contemporary art. His Una’s Lecture explores the figure of the bather as an embodiment of pleasure that is linked to the act of renewal.

Conceptualizing an Era: A Preface to Early Twentieth-century German History

Lecture | October 29 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Helmut Walser Smith, Department of History | Vanderbilt University

 Institute of European Studies, Pacific Regional Office of the German Historical Institute Washington DC, Center for German and European Studies, Department of History

Drawn from the author’s "Germany. A Nation in its Time: Before, During, and After Nationalism, 1500-2000" (forthcoming, W.W. Norton, March, 2020), this lecture attempts to lay out elementary historical structures of “the nationalist age.” Shadowing Kant’s famous distinction between an age of enlightenment and an enlightened age, it is argued that in the nationalist age, war shaped the era...   More >

Helmut Walser Smith

Halloween Party - Hosted by the Graduate Women of Engineering

Social Event | October 29 | 6-8 p.m. | 775B Tan Hall

 Graduate Women of Engineering (GWE)

Happy Halloween! GWE is throwing a Halloween party Tuesday, Oct 29th 6-8pm in 775B Tan Hall. Come out and hang with some friends and get some apple cider, pumpkin desserts, and other fall foods! We’ll be picturing a Halloween movie and have some pumpkins for you to pick up and paint.

H-1B Information Session with Immigration Attorney from Ware Immigration

Workshop | October 29 | 6-8 p.m. | Career Center (2440 Bancroft Way), Blue & Gold Rooms

 Berkeley International Office(BIO)), Career Center

H-1B is the principal immigration status available for persons temporarily working in professional level jobs in the U.S. As an international student, you should be familiar with the H-1B regulations early in your career so you can stay informed and plan ahead!

International Grad Happy Hour

Social Event | October 22 – December 3, 2019 every Tuesday with exceptions | 6:30-7:30 p.m. |  Raleigh's

 2438 Telegraph Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Come take a break from your studies and connect with the international graduate community on campus! These weekly happy hour meetups are a great chance to relax and socialize with other international grads.

Cultural Legacy of the Pre-Ashkenazic Jews in Eastern Europe: 2019 Taubman Lectures: Moshe Taube

Lecture | October 29 | 7-9 p.m. |  Easton Hall

 2401 Ridge Road, Berkeley, CA 94709

 Moshe Taube, Hebrew University

 Herman P. and Sophia Taubman Chair in Jewish Studies, Department of History, Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures, Center for Jewish Studies, Jewish Studies at UC Davis, Taube Center for Jewish Studies at Stanford University, Hamaqom

Lecture 1: Tuesday, October 29th, 7:00 pm
Jewish Presence in Eastern Europe: The Beginnings

Lecture 2: Thursday, October 31st, 7:00 pm
Translations from Hebrew in Russia in the 13th-15th Centuries CE: By Converts?

Lecture 3: Tuesday, November 5th, 5:30 pm
Translations from Hebrew in Russia in the Second Half of the 15th Century and the Heresy of the Judaizers

  RSVP by emailing TaubmanLectures@gmail.com

UC Jazz Fall Concert

Performing Arts - Music | October 29 | 8-10 p.m. |  Freight & Salvage

 2020 Addison St., Berkeley, CA 94704

 Cal Performances

UC Jazz Ensembles, the organization dedicated to the study and performance of jazz at UC Berkeley, will be hosting its annual fall concert next month. Since 1968, UC Jazz has upheld the jazz performance tradition on the Berkeley campus, providing student musicians with opportunities to study, appreciate, and perform jazz while making lifelong friends and engaging the campus community. This event...   More >

$20 General Admission, $8 Students

  Tickets go on sale October 15.

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.

The Languages of Berkeley: An Online Exhibition

Exhibit - Multimedia | September 1, 2019 – August 31, 2020 every day |  Free Speech Movement Cafe (Moffitt Library)

 Library, Berkeley Language Center

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 >

Power and the People: The U.S. Census and Who Counts

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 >

Power to the People

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.

“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 >

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