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Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Research Opportunities in Europe: Info Session on Grants and Fellowships

Panel Discussion | November 19 | 9 a.m.-1 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Mary Kavanagh, Minister-Counselor for Research & Innovation, Delegation of the EU to the USA

 Institute of European Studies, Horizon 2020 - European Commission

Europe has a vibrant and exciting science and technology culture and offers many excellent and generous career funding opportunities for researchers and innovators, no matter where they come from in the world. Horizon 2020, the European Union’s research and innovation funding program, is the world’s largest multinational R&I program. In addition to funding collaborative research projects, it...   More >

  RSVP online by November 18.

Mary Kavanagh

RAPDP - Intermediate - Proposal Development

Workshop | November 19 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | 24 University Hall

 Human Resources

Synopsis: An intermediate workshop that explores the pre-award processes for analyzing requests for proposals, proposal preparation and assembly, submitting a proposal for institutional review via Phoebe, and submission to sponsor. Learning Objectives: • Distinguish between different kinds of proposal submissions • Locate funding announcements, proposal requirements and sponsor guidelines •...   More >

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Fall 2019 Research Showcase: The CNR poster session for presenting research to the Berkeley community

Conference/Symposium | November 19 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | Morgan Hall, Morgan Lounge

 Dept. of Environmental Science, Policy, and Mgmt. (ESPM)

College of Natural Resource students will be presenting the research that they have been involved with during their time here at UC Berkeley.

Spring 2019 CNR Research Showcase

Seminar 217, Risk Management: The Ratio Problem

Seminar | November 19 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Speaker: Frank Partnoy, UC Berkeley

 Consortium for Data Analytics in Risk

ABSTRACT: We describe two problems – omitted variable bias and measurement error – that arise when a ratio is the dependent variable in a linear regression. First, we show how bias can arise from the omission of two variables based on a ratio’s denominator, and we describe tests for the degree of bias. As an example, we show that the familiar “inverse U” relationship between managerial ownership...   More >

Cellular interactions that regulate intratumoral T cell functions

Seminar | November 19 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

 Thorsten Mempel, Massachusetts General Hospital

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

SPH Brown Bag: Youth-Led Participatory Action Research (YPAR): Overview, Research Advances, and Challenges

Lecture | November 19 | 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 5101 Berkeley Way West

 Public Health, School of

Dr. Emily Ozer, PhD Professor, Community Health Sciences Co-Director, Innovations 4 Youth (i4Y), will discuss her research program on youth empowerment, participatory research, and adolescent development over the past 15 years, challenges, and next steps in the rapidly growing youth participation field. She will discuss the partnership context for local research on YPAR with SF Peer Resources and...   More >

Professional Program in User Experience (UX) Design Online Information Session

Information Session | November 19 | 12-12:30 p.m. |  Online

 UC Berkeley Extension

UC Berkeley Extension's Professional Program in User Experience Design gives you the training and knowledge you need to develop a portfolio to prepare to enter the field of UX design. Our instructors are experienced designers who bring real-world case studies and challenges to illuminate the theory behind UX. Find out how you can benefit from this curriculum and advance in the field.

 Free. Register online

Student Faculty Macro Lunch - "Equilibrium in Misspecified Dynamic Models"

Presentation | November 19 | 12-1 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Demian Pouzo, UCB

 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 15.

Plant-Based and Planet-Friendly (BEUHS641)

Workshop | November 19 | 12:10-1 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club

 Kim Guess, RD, Be well at Work - Wellness

 Be Well at Work - Wellness

Eating lower on the food chain uses less natural resources and provides your body with loads of valuable nutrients. Whether it’s a meatless meal once a day or week, or eating mostly plants at every meal, there are benefits for your health and your planet. Demonstration, recipes, and samples provided.

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.

Ancient Religions Without Borders

Conference/Symposium | November 19 | 12:30-4:15 p.m. | 254 Barrows Hall

 Kea Johnston, PhD Candidate in Egyptology, Near Eastern Studies, UC Berkeley; Seth Sanders, Professor of Religious Studies, University of California, Davis; Abigail Hoskins, PhD Candidate, Ancient History and Mediterranean Archaeology, UC Berkeley

 Gina Konstantoploulos, Assistant Professor in Ancient History, University of Tsukuba, Japan; Shana Zaia, Marie Skłodowksa-Curie Fellow at the University of Vienna, University of Vienna, Austria; Rita Lucarelli, Associate Professor of Egyptology, Department of Near Eastern Studies, UC Berkeley

 Near Eastern Studies, Townsend Center for the Humanities

This presentations in this symposium explore the religious landscape of the ancient regions in what are now the modern nation-states of Egypt, Turkey, Syria, Israel, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq, and Iran. By erasing the geographical boundaries that traditionally define the study of the ancient Middle East, we also mean to reflect the erasure of conceptual borders that belong to an older method of...   More >

Space Physics Seminar

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

 Space Sciences Laboratory (SSL)

HTML Fundamentals

Course | November 19 | 1:30-4 p.m. | 28 University Hall

 Human Resources

This course details the process of developing web pages using Hypertext Markup Language (HTML). Emphasis is placed on HTML theory and syntax, common tags and tag attributes, and the integration of graphics and color to enhance formatting and branding. Learning Objectives * Understand the relationship between website content and the infrastructure of the Internet. * Formulate Uniform Resource...   More >

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RTMP Seminar: String domains for coadjoint orbits

Seminar | November 19 | 2-3 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall | Note change in date, time, and location

 Benjamin Hoffman, Cornell University

 Department of Mathematics

Partial tropicalizations are a kind of Poisson manifold built using techniques of Poisson-Lie theory and the geometric crystals of Berenstein-Kazhdan. They provide a bridge between linear Poisson manifolds and cones which parametrize the canonical bases of irreducible $G$-modules.

I will talk about applications of partial tropicalization theory to questions in symplectic geometry. For each...   More >

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 >

Harmonic Analysis and Differential Equations Student Seminar: Some New Prodi-Serrin Type Regularity Criteria for the in-Compressible Navier-Stokes Equations

Seminar | November 19 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Benjamin Pineau, Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

It is a classical result of Leray from the 1930s, that for appropriate initial data and domain, there exists a global weak solution (now known as a Leray-Hopf solution) to the n-dimensional, incompressible Navier-Stokes equations. For n ≥ 3, the question of uniqueness, and regularity of Leray-Hopf solutions remains open. On the other hand, by imposing certain “integrability” conditions on a...   More >

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: Toric degenerations of Grassmannians

Seminar | November 19 | 3:45-4:45 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Fatemeh Mohammadi, University of Bristol

 Department of Mathematics

Toric varieties are popular objects in algebraic geometry, as they can be modelled on polytopes and polyhedral fans. This is mainly because there is a dictionary between their geometric properties and the combinatorial invariants of their polytopes. This dictionary can be extended from toric varieties to arbitrary varieties through toric degenerations. In this talk, I will introduce the notion of...   More >

Seminar 281, International Trade and Finance: Plants in Space

Seminar | November 19 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Ezra Oberfield, Associate Professor of Economics, Princeton University

 Department of Economics

The Myanmar Shwe: Rule of Law in the New Burma

Lecture | November 19 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Stephen Rosenbaum, Lecturer, Berkeley Law School, UC Berkeley

 Center for Southeast Asia Studies

Foreign development actors, policymakers and civil society have initiated a number of rule of law activities in Myanmar, with many references to concepts such as “access to justice” and “human rights.” Global marketplace competition and development of human capital are among the drivers leading the nation to modernize its entire educational system and produce a corps of professional and ethical...   More >

Stephen Rosenbaum

Carlo Rotella: Craft: How Writers, Musicians, Athletes, and Others Cultivate Their Talent

Lecture | November 19 | 4 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe room, 220 Stephens

 Townsend Center for the Humanities

Writer, journalist, and scholar Carlo Rotella is joined in conversation by UC Berkeley professor of English Scott Saul.

Pump probe microscopy: quantitative chemical analysis in living cells and animals

Seminar | November 19 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Dan Fu, Department of Chemistry, University of Washington

 College of Chemistry

Cell heterogeneity plays a critical role in many pathophysiological processes such as cancer development and neurodegeneration. However, phenotypic variations of individual cells in a complex organ are often intractable by traditional analytical techniques. The main obstacles are the limited amount of analyte retrievable from a single cell and the need for noninvasive in situ analysis in order to...   More >

The Cuban Revolution and the Transformation of Nature during the Cold War

Lecture | November 19 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 Reinaldo Funes, (University of Havana / Yale University)

 Department of History

Environmental historian Reinaldo Funes (University of Havana / Yale University) will speak about the development of the concept of "geotransformation" in socialist Cuba and ideas, projects, and policies for its implementation during the Cold War.

Arts in the Afternoon: James Tissot: Fashion and Faith

Presentation | November 19 | 4:15-6 p.m. | Women's Faculty Club, Stebbins Lounge

 Melissa Buron, Curator, Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco; Imogen Hart, Professor, History of Art Department - UCB

 Women's Faculty Club

Melissa Buron, curator of the Fine Arts Museum o f San Francisco and Imogen Hart, Professor in the History of Art Department, UCB reflect on the work and life of James Tissot.
Tissot was one of the most celebrated artists of his time, yet today, less is known about him than his contemporaries, the Impressionists. The current exhibit at the Legion of Honor is the first major reassessment of...   More >

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Ebola in Africa: Protecting healthcare workers’ safety in the midst of an epidemic

Seminar | November 19 | 4:30 p.m. | Berkeley Way West, Room 5400 (5th floor)

 Dr. Andrea Tenner, University of California San Francisco

 Fall 2019 OHS Seminar Series

Ebola in Africa: Protecting healthcare workers’ safety in the midst of an epidemic

Commutative Algebra and Algebraic Geometry: The Fellowship of the Ring: Singular lexicographic points

Seminar | November 19 | 5-6 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Ritvik Ramkumar, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

The classical Hilbert scheme parameterizes saturated homogenous ideals with a fixed Hilbert polynomial P(t). For each P(t) there is a unique saturated homogeneous ideal, called the lexicographic ideal, that exhibits certain extremal behaviour. A theorem of Reeves and Stillman states that the lexicographic ideal is a smooth point on its Hilbert scheme. In parallel, various authors have conjectured...   More >

The Mystery of Van Gogh's Ear

Lecture | November 19 | 5-7 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Library

 Bernadette Murphy

 Institute of European Studies, Department of History of Art, Arts & Humanities, Letters & Science Division of , Bancroft Library, Department of French, Townsend Center for the Humanities

Bernadette Murphy spent seven years looking into the night of Vincent van Gogh's infamous self-harm. Using modern technology, her investigation ignored everything that had been written about the subject and she started afresh like a detective. She made an important discovery that re-wrote the story of the world's most famous artist and was reported all over the world. This discovery became the...   More >

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Bernadette Murphy

Boy Soldiers: The Secret War in Okinawa

Film - Documentary | November 19 | 5-8 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium (#310)

 Hanayo Oya, Journalist; Documentary Filmmaker

 Renee Pastel, Film & Media, UCB; Katherine Mezur, Comparative Literature, UCB

 Center for Japanese Studies (CJS)

Heralding the downfall of the Japanese military regime in 1945, the Battle of Okinawa has already been the topic of various documentary and fiction films. However, the history of the guerilla war, fought by Okinawan child soldiers under the command of Japanese officers, is still regarded as taboo. With an acute sense of urgency, this documentary depicts the inhumanity of militaristic...   More >


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What Happened to Dujuan Armstrong?: Film Screening, Discussion, and Fundraiser for the Family of Dujuan Armstrong

Panel Discussion | November 19 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | 1104 Berkeley Way West

 Lucas Guilkey, A reporter and video journalist based in Oakland, California

 Jose Bernal, Senior Organizer and Advocate, Ella Baker Center for Human Rights

 DICE (Diversity, Inclusion, Community, Equity) at UC Berkeley School of Public Health

The Berkeley Public Health DICE (Diversity, Inclusion, Community, Equity) Committee is partnering with the Ella Baker Center (EBC) to sponsor a fundraiser for the family of Dujuan Armstrong, a young man killed while in custody at Santa Rita jail last year.

We would like to invite you all to join us for a documentary screening and discussion on Tuesday November 19 from 5:30-7:30 in Berkeley...   More >

What Happened to Dujuan Armstrong?: Film Screening, Discussion, and Fundraiser for the Family of Dujuan Armstrong

Panel Discussion | November 19 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | 1104 Berkeley Way West

 Lucas Guilkey, an Oakland-based reporter, video journalist, and UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism Alum; Jose Bernal, Senior Organizer and Advocate, Ella Baker Center for Human Rights

 DICE (Diversity, Inclusion, Community, Equity) at UC Berkeley School of Public Health

The Berkeley Public Health DICE Committee is partnering with the Ella Baker Center (EBC) to sponsor a fundraiser for the family of Dujuan Armstrong, a young man killed while in custody at Santa Rita jail last year. We would like to invite you all to join us for a documentary screening and discussion on Tuesday November 19 from 5:30-7:30 in Berkeley Way West Room 1104.

How to write a policy brief: Society for Conservation Biology Event

Workshop | November 19 | 6-7:30 p.m. | LeConte Hall, 375 LeConte Hall

 Deborah Moore, Union of Concerned Scientists

 Society for Conservation Biology, Berkeley Chapter

Tuesday, 11/19, 6:00 - 7:30 PM

Have you wondered how to write a brief on a scientific topic for policymakers? How do you write a policy brief vs a non-policy brief? How technical or non-technical should the language be? How do you find background information on the policy side of the topic? If so, please join us for a policy brief workshop with Deborah Moore, Western States Senior Campaign...   More >

CPT/OPT Workshop

Workshop | November 19 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Eshleman Hall, 5th floor (Senate Chamber)

 Berkeley International Office(BIO)), Office of ASUC Senator Evina Wang

Are you an international student looking for jobs in the U.S.? Come join us at the CPT/OPT workshop hosted by Office of ASUC Senator Evina Wang and Berkeley International Office. CPT and OPT are temporary work authorization provided to international students in the U.S. In this workshop, you'll learn about the details of work authorization, differences between CPT and OPT, application process and...   More >

Striving to Thrive: Resilience of the Sisterhood

Panel Discussion | November 19 | 6:30-9 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room

 Sara Moss, General Counsel and Vice Chairman, The Estée Lauder Companies; Jesse B’Franklin, Producer, Monarch Productions; Clothilde Hewlett, Executive Director, Cal Alumni Association; Cathryn Rivera-Hernandez, Appointments Secretary, Office of Governor Gavin Newsom

 Cal Alumni Association, The Estée Lauder Companies

This event is designed to address the role of resilience in career advancement and the powerful roles women play at the local, state, and global levels. The panel is comprised of Cal alumnae and professional partners who can speak to the importance of the role of social connection and the social impact of women helping women in career and professional advancement.

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.

TDPS Workshop Performance: FABLE

Performing Arts - Theater | November 19 – 21, 2019 every day | 7-9 p.m. |  Durham Studio Theater (Dwinelle Hall)

 Timothy L. Quirus

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

To gaze into her eyes would be to know all the secrets of the universe; rendering mankind into stone. The Mythologies of the triple goddess, as well as Medusa, continue to ripple through history to modern day culture, and mirror the human experience. Is her story complete? What has been left out, and why is the gorgon perpetuated as a monster for the modern world?

Sculpture by Luciano Garbati

GUH Lecture: “The World is Always Coming to An End: Pulling Together and Apart in a Chicago Neighborhood”

Lecture | November 19 | 7-8:30 p.m. | 315 Wheeler Hall

 College of Environmental Design

Carlo Rotella will speak on his new book, which one reviewer called “an urban history with the soul of a memoir.” The World is Always Coming to an End: Pulling Together and Apart in a Chicago Neighborhood is a hauntingly personal account of...   More >

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.

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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Object Lessons: The Egyptian Collections of the University of California, Berkeley

Exhibit - Artifacts | November 11, 2019 – May 22, 2020 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday with exceptions | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Bancroft Library, Gallery and Corridor

 Friends of The Bancroft Library, Bancroft Library, Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

Object Lessons brings together ancient and modern Egyptian artifacts from the Center for the Tebtunis Papyri and the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology in an exhibition in The Bancroft Library Gallery and Corridor. In the gallery, we invite you to explore how items from everyday life were created and discarded, excavated and conserved, from antiquity to the present day. The corridor...   More >