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Tuesday, December 10, 2019

Harmonic Analysis and Differential Equations Student Seminar: Sub-Riemannian limit of the differential form heat kernels of contact manifolds

Seminar | December 10 | 3:30 a.m.-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Hadrian Quan, UIUC

 Department of Mathematics

In this talk I will report on joint work with Pierre Albin in which we study heat kernel of the Hodge Laplacian on a contact manifold endowed with a family of Riemannian metrics that blow-up the directions transverse to the contact distribution. We apply this to analyze the behavior of global spectral invariants such as the eta-invariant and the determinant of the Laplacian. Time permitting, I...   More >

Cal Forestry Club Presents: Christmas Tree Sale

Sale | December 8 – 13, 2019 every day | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. |  South Side of Mulford Hall

 Cal Forestry Club

It's time for UC Berkeley Forestry Club's annual Christmas Tree sale! Every year, students travel to the Sierra Nevada to harvest trees donated by Sierra Pacific Industries, which would not normally survive to maturity. Students hand-fall your very own holiday tree! The species that are to be harvested are white fir and incense-cedar. Other species can be requested, but may not be available...   More >

Understanding the Process II: A Deeper Dive (BEUHS551)

Workshop | December 10 | 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Ed Center

 Mary Kelly, Vocational Rehabilitation Counselor/Disability Specialist, Be Well at Work - Disability Management

 Be Well at Work - Disability Management

Deeper Dive

Disability Management: Understanding the Process II-A Deeper Dive. This workshop is a hands-on continuation and application of concepts learned in the Disability Management: Understanding the Process workshop. Participants will have the opportunity to work through 'real' case scenarios, suggested by participants, we will...

- Do detailed analysis of work restrictions
- Identify...   More >

December Open Berkeley Site Builder Training

Workshop | December 10 | 9:30-11:30 a.m. | 104A Banway Building

 2111 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94720

 Information Services and Technology (IST)

Open Berkeley Site Builder Training sessions cover the fundamentals of the Open Berkeley turnkey website solution.

The Future of Airports

Presentation | December 10 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | 412 McLaughlin Hall

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

Ten groups of students from the highly popular CE 153 Airport Design Class will present their final term projects. Project themes cover an interesting spectrum of real-time aviation problems, and futuristic concepts. Real-time themes range from topics such as redesigning airports to address climate change, analysis of delays using machine learning, airport-apron energy use consumption, and...   More >

Crossing Barriers: From Transmembrane Processes to Molecular Machines

Seminar | December 10 | 10-11 a.m. | 775 Tan Hall

 Dr. James Cooper

 College of Chemistry

Universal Alkene Functionalization as an Aspirational Driver

Seminar | December 10 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Keary Engle, The Scripps Research Institute

 College of Chemistry

Vicinal (1,2-disubstituted) functional group motifs are ubiquitous in structurally complex small molecules that are of academic and industrial importance, including many widely used pharmaceutical agents. Many such functional group combinations, however, remain exceptionally challenging to synthesize. The goal of research in the Engle lab is to develop a general catalytic platform
for alkene and...   More >

Dissertation Talk: Human Intranet: Connecting Wearable and Implantable Devices

Seminar | December 10 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 2108 Allston Way (Berkeley Wireless Research Center), Rabaey room

 Ali Moin, Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

With the explosive growth of the smart society and Internet of Things, enormous amounts of information are available in the enhanced world around us and the cyber-world beyond. Hence the traditional human input/output modalities (sight, smell, hearing, taste and touch as inputs, and motor control as output) no longer have the necessary bandwidth or expressiveness to effectively deal with...   More >

Certificate Program in Business Analysis Online Information Session

Information Session | December 10 | 11-11:30 a.m. |  Online

 Tim Bombosch, Ph.D.

 UC Berkeley Extension

Business analysts use strategy, operational processes, requirements management and expertise to lead organizations through complex changes. Learn how this certificate program can help you move into a BA position, advance in your career or prepare to take the International Institute of Business Analysis' Certified Business Analysis Professional (CBAP®) exam or the Project Management Institute's...   More >

  Register online

Holiday Pop-Up Shop: Brought to you by the Berkeley Art Studio!

Sale | December 10 – 17, 2019 every day | 12-10 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, 3rd floor

 ASUC Art Studio

Browse our selection of artist-made ceramics, drawings, paintings, prints, photographs and jewelry. The shop is open Dec. 10 to 19, from noon to 10 p.m. during the week and noon to 5 p.m. on the weekend. The art studio also sells gift certificates for art classes, which are good for one year and can be applied to any type of class if the fees are the same.

Dissertation Talk: Approaches to Safety in Inverse Reinforcement Learning

Presentation | December 10 | 12-1 p.m. | 337B Cory Hall

 Dexter Scobee

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Dexter Scobee's Dissertation talk on "Approaches to Safety in Inverse Reinforcement Learning"

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.

Modernizing the Columbia River Treaty: The role of adaptive management in an international water management agreement

Colloquium | December 10 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Tyler Nodine, Canadian Studies

 Canadian Studies Program (CAN))

The Columbia River Treaty (CRT) is a nearly 60-year-old agreement between the U.S and Canada that has been recognized globally as a model for international cooperation on hydropower and flood control objectives. However, the treaty has also had detrimental social and environmental implications. Now the Treaty is being renegotiated and adaptive management may help optimize multiple objectives in...   More >

Product Development Program Info Session Webinar

Information Session | December 10 | 2-3 p.m. |  Zoom Webinar

 Dr. Keith Alexander, Executive Director, Product Development Program

 Department of Chemical Engineering

Applications for Fall 2021 are now open and will close on Friday, January 10, 2020. Come and virtually meet the Product Development Program's Executive Director, Dr. Keith Alexander, and a current student to learn more about our professional 9-month Master's program in Chemical Engineering. This webinar will be recorded and shared at the end of the event.

Register here:...   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 >

Monkey Business: Modeling the Biology of Complex Human Social Behavior

Seminar | December 10 | 2:30-4 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center

 Michael Platt, Director, Wharton Neuroscience Initiative; Department of Neuroscience, Perelman School of Medicine; University of Pennsylvania

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Arithmetic Geometry and Number Theory Seminar: Birch and Swinnerton-Dyer Formula for modular forms of arbitrary weight in the cases of analytic ranks 0 and 1

Seminar | December 10 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Dimitar Jetchev, EPFL and Inpher, Inc.

 Department of Mathematics

I will report on recent results on the computation of the $p$-part of the leading term of the $L$-function of a modular form of arbitrary weight at the central point in the cases when the order of vanishing is at most 1. Unlike the classical case of weight 2 modular forms, qualitatively different arguments are needed in the higher-weight case. After explaining the difference, I will indicate how...   More >

Certificate Program in Clinical Research Conduct and Management

Information Session | December 10 | 4-5 p.m. | 212 UC Berkeley Extension (Golden Bear Center)

 UC Berkeley Extension

Learn how this professional certificate can help you launch or advance your career in clinical research by enhancing your knowledge of clinical trials. For more information about the program, visit extension.berkeley.edu/cert/clinical.html.

  Register online

Birth Strike: The Hidden Fight Over Women's Work

Lecture | December 10 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 602 Barrows Hall

 Jenny Brown

 Department of Gender and Women's Studies

Birth Strike “Lays bare how U.S. politics around race and immigration are closely connected to the struggle for reproductive freedom, both in the past and today. You will never think about reproductive rights in the same way again.”

—Ibram X. Kendi, author, Stamped from the Beginning: The Definitive History of Racist Ideas in America and How to Be an Antiracist, director, Antiracist Research...   More >

Holiday Pachanga: and Mercado Navideño

Reception | December 10 | 4-6 p.m. |  Latinx Research Center

 2547 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Latinx Research Center, Chicanx [& Latinx] Studies Program

Celebrate the semester's end with colleagues, community, and friends at The Latinx Research Center's annual Holiday Pachanga.

We'll have food, music, and a Mercado Navideño featuring local artists and vendors selling original and handmade gifts including jewelry, healing goods, clothing, and more.

Archives of Migration: Film screening, reading, and discussion with the audience

Performing Arts - Other | December 10 | 6-9 p.m. |  Goethe-Institut

 530 Bush Street, San Francisco, CA 94108

 Mervete Bobaj; Dan Thy Nguyen

 Institute of European Studies, German Historical Institute Washington- Pacific Regional Office Berkeley, Goethe-Institut

This evening with cultural activists Mervete Bobaj (Berlin) and Dan Thy Nguyen (Hamburg) is part of two-day symposium. The event is structured around the theme of archives of migration and the role of knowledge transmission. This focus seems extremely relevant in light of recent developments that urgently require innovative approaches, yet tend to replicate failed models. The European refugee...   More >

  RSVP online by December 9.

International Grad Happy Hour

Social Event | December 10 – 17, 2019 every Tuesday | 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.

Improve your Public Speaking with Toast of Berkeley

Course | December 10 – 17, 2019 every Tuesday | 7-8:30 p.m. | 650 Barrows Hall

 Visiting Scholar and Postdoc Affairs

Take advantage of the opportunity to visit Toast of Berkeley, a Toastmasters Club right here on the Berkeley campus.

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 >

 Show UCB ID to enter Moffitt Library

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 >