<< March 2018 >>

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Big Give

Special Event | March 8 |  Sproul Hall

 Student Environmental Resource Center

Big Give is UC Berkeley's annual online fundraising event. Stay tuned for ways to donate to SERC!

Big Give 2018 at CED

Special Event | March 8 |  Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

Join the College of Environmental Design in raising money for the CED Diversity Fund for Student Support on Thursday, March 8, 2018.

The Big Give for International House: Share the I-House love!

Special Event | March 8 | -9 p.m. |  International House

 International House

I-House will be participating in UC Berkeley's Big Give, a 24-hour online fundraising blitz on March 8th. This year I-House will be celebrating its 88th anniversary in August. The first 88 donations to I-House, regardless of size, will be matched with an additional $100. So, all gifts make a bigger impact! This support enables us to expand our programs and provide financial aid so others can be a...   More >

Tea Around The World

Social Event | March 5 – 8, 2018 every day with exceptions |  Sproul Plaza

 Berkeley Food Institute

The event is aimed at spreading cultural awareness among students with specific emphasis on Tea drinking and agriculture.

It also is to promote sustainability and equitable food systems, as we plan to use only organic, fair-trade ingredients.

Finally, the event is a way to display the ideals of food, health and wellness which are the foundations that Kabira is built upon.

Support Berkeley History for Big Give

Special Event | March 8 |  Online at BigGive.Berkeley.edu

 Department of History

Big Give is an online fundraising event that gives you and the entire Cal community — alumni, parents, students, faculty, staff, and friends — the chance to come together to support your favorite schools and programs, and help those schools and programs win prize money.

The Big Give at EECS

Special Event | March 8 | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. |  UC Berkeley Campus

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

The Big Give is U.C. Berkeley's annual fundraising event. EECS alumni, parents, collaborators, students, faculty, staff, and friends will have the opportunity to come together to show our support for the EECS department. With your help, we can remain one of the finest departments in the No. 1 public university in the world. We hope you will join us!

GWE Breakfast Social

Social Event | March 8 | 9-10 a.m. |  Anthony Hall

 Graduate Assembly

Come hang out with the Graduate Women of Engineering for a Breakfast Social! Free food and coffee are provided, all you need to do is join us and socialize!

Senate Faculty Meeting

Meeting | March 8 | 9:30-10:30 a.m. | 15 Haviland Hall

 Social Welfare, School of

Econ 235, Financial Economics: Topic Forthcoming

Seminar | March 8 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | C330 Haas School of Business

 Gordon Phillips, Dartmonth

 Department of Economics

Joint with the Haas Finance Seminar

I-House Moments Lunch in the Dining Commons: Share your I-House Moment and get free I-House swag

Special Event | March 8 | 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. |  International House

 International House

I-House Moments Lunch in the Dining Commons
11:30 am to 1:30 pm
Your I-House experience is made up of many memorable moments. Moments of realization. Moments of glory. A-ha moments of truth and moments you will remember for the rest of your days. Was it when you attended an event, moved into I-House, met your roommate for the first time, had coffee with friends during Coffee Hour? We would love...   More >

Oliver E. Williamson Seminar

Seminar | March 8 | 12-1:30 p.m. | C325 Haas School of Business

 Ben Enke, Harvard University

 Department of Economics

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 >

2018 ESPM Seminar Series - Nicia Giva

Seminar | March 8 | 12-1 p.m. | 132 Mulford Hall

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

Nicia Giva of Eduardo Mondlane University - Maputo, Mozambique shares lecture "Action Research toward co-management of Transboundary Protected Areas: The case of Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park in Mozambique"

Coffee will be served in 139 Mulford Hall
**In an effort to reduce waste, please bring your own reusable mug**

This event is open to the public.

Peripheral Representations for computational models of Human and Machine Perception

Seminar | March 8 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 560 Evans Hall

 Arturo Deva, UC Santa Barbara

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Are there any benefits in incorporating the foveated nature of human vision into image-based metrics of perception and computer vision systems? In this talk I hope to advance our understanding of this question through my work via psychophysical experiments (eye-tracking), computational modelling, and computer vision.

The first part of the talk will revolve around peripheral representations...   More >

Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah -- Student Salon

Meeting | March 8 | 12 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Multicultural Community Center

 Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah

 Department of English

Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah is a journalist, essayist and critic whose work on such figures as Toni Morrison, James Baldwin, and Kendrick Lamar has been widely acclaimed and featured in The New York Times, The Believer, The Paris Review, VQR, and Transition, amongst several other outlets and publications. Her essay on the comedian Dave Chappelle, “If He Hollers Let Him Go,” received enthusiastic notice...   More >

Seminar 217, Risk Management: Factor Strategies: Crowding, Capacity and Sources of Active Returns

Seminar | March 8 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Speaker: Ananth Madhavan, Blackrock

 Center for Risk Management Research

We develop a methodology to estimate dynamic factor loadings using cross-sectional risk characteristics, which is especially useful when factor loadings significantly vary over time. In comparison, standard regression approaches assume the factor loadings are constant over a particular window. Applying the methodology to a dataset of U.S.-domiciled mutual funds we distinguish the components of...   More >

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – December 30, 2018 every Sunday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday with exceptions | 1:30-2:45 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join us for a free, docent-led tour of the Garden as we explore interesting plant species, learn about the vast collection, and see what is currently in bloom. Meet at the Entry Plaza.

Free with Garden admission
Advanced registration not required

Tours may be cancelled without notice.
For day-of inquiries, please call 510-643-2755
For tour questions, please email gardentours@berkeley.edu...   More >

EHS 201 Biosafety in Laboratories

Course | March 8 | 1:30-3:30 p.m. | 115 Energy Biosciences Building

 Office of Environment, Health & Safety

This training is required for anyone who is listed on a Biological Use Authorization (BUA) application form that is reviewed by the Committee for Laboratory and Environmental Biosafety (CLEB). A BUA is required for anyone working with recombinant DNA molecules, human clinical specimens or agents that may infect humans, plants or animals. This safety training will discuss the biosafety risk...   More >

Seminar 251, Labor Seminar: “Vacancy Chains”

Seminar | March 8 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Mike Elsby, University of Edinburgh

 Center for Labor Economics

joint with Macro

Seminar 237/281, Macro/International Seminar: Vacancy Chains

Seminar | March 8 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Mike Elsby, University of Edinburgh

 Department of Economics

ISF 110 - Free Speech in the Public Sphere: An Interdisciplinary Approach

Course | January 16 – May 3, 2018 every Tuesday & Thursday | 2-3:30 p.m. | 102 Wurster Hall

 Division of Undergraduate Education

In this spring 2018 class, we shall take up the nature of public speech from Socrates' public dissent to social media messaging today. The course reading will combine classic philosophical statements about the value of free, subversive and offensive speech; histories of the emergence of public spheres; and sociologies of technologically-mediated speech today.

Senate Forum on the Campus Strategic Planning Process

Panel Discussion | March 8 | 3-5 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium

 Lisa Alvarez-Cohen, Chair, Berkeley Division, Academic Senate

 Richard Lyons, Dean, Haas School of Business

 Academic Senate

On January 25, 2018, Chancellor Carol Christ announced details of a semester-long strategic planning process, that she expects to establish a framework for charting Berkeley’s path forward over the coming years. This is an opportunity for Senate members to learn about the strategic planning process directly from the faculty co-chairs of the four planning process working groups.

Dr. Tal Korem, Department of Computer Science and Applied Mathematics, Weizmann Institute of Science: Microbiome Analysis in Clinical Research: Can our microbes tell us what to eat?

Seminar | March 8 | 3-4 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center

 Center for Computational Biology, Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

The gut microbiome is an immense microbial ecosystem with unique and diverse metabolic capabilities. In the past decade, it has been associated with multiple chronic and complex diseases, raising great hopes for novel medical advances. But are contemporary microbiome analysis methods useful in a clinical setting? I will present new tools that we developed for the analysis of the gut microbiome...   More >

Coffee hour w/alumnus Robbie Snyder

Information Session | March 8 | 3-4 p.m. | 256 University Hall

 Robbie Snyder

 Center for Global Public Health

Join us for an hour of coffee and conversation!
Robbie will be discussing how his MPH and Doctoral work in the School of Public Health prepared him for a career as an epidemiologist working for the State of California. Citing examples from his graduate work and work at the CDPH, he will describe specific funding streams available to him, as well as the abundance of opportunities that are...   More >

“Thank You For Your Service”: Gratitude, Silence, and the Production of Militarized Common Sense on College Campuses

Colloquium | March 8 | 4-5:30 p.m. |  2538 Channing (Inst. for the Study of Societal Issues)

 Ellen Moore, Visiting Scholar, Institute for the Study of Societal Issues

 Center for Ethnographic Research, Graduate School of Education, Center for Studies in Higher Education

In this contemporary period of prolonged undeclared wars, where lethal-force conflicts are waged not against designated nation-states but against rhetorical abstractions (Terror) in the name of other rhetorical abstractions (Freedom), speech and language are important loci of power. On contemporary college campuses, the needs of student veterans, veteran support programs and veteran identities...   More >

Reception in Honor of Nick Jewell (elected to the National Academy of Medicine)

Reception | March 8 | 4-6 p.m. | Faculty Club, Howard Room

 Public Health, School of

The Biostatistics Program would like to invite you to a reception in honor of Nick Jewell that will be held at the Howard Room in the UC Berkeley Faculty Club on Thursday, March 8, from 4-6 pm. This reception will celebrate his election to the National Academy of Medicine, one of the highest honors possible in the fields of health and medicine. We look forward to seeing you all there.

Please...   More >

Workshop with Dr. Stacey Sloboda

Workshop | March 8 | 4-6 p.m. | 308A Doe Library

 Shivani Sud

 Asian Art and Visual Cultures Working Group

Please join the Asian Art and Visual Cultures Working Group for an upcoming workshop with Stacey Sloboda, Associate Professor of Art History at the University of Massachusetts, Boston. We will be discussing her recent co-edited volume Eighteenth-Century Art Worlds: Global and Local Geographies of Art.

  RSVP by emailing Shivani Sud at shivanisud@berkeley.edu by March 5.

Mathematics Department Colloquium: From Algebraic Combinatorics to Geometric Complexity Theory

Colloquium | March 8 | 4-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Greta Panova, University of Pennsylvania

 Department of Mathematics

A major 80-year old problem in Algebraic Combinatorics concerns the Kronecker coefficients of the symmetric group – the multiplicities of irreducible representations in the decomposition of the tensor product of irreducible representations, or more formally – showing that computing these coefficients is in #P. The flagship problem in Algebraic Complexity Theory is the "VP vs VNP" problem,...   More >

Bodies in Process: Trans Politics and Possibilities

Colloquium | March 8 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Barrows Hall, 691, CRG Conference Room

 Center for Race and Gender

BODIES IN PROCESS: TRANS POLITICS & POSSIBILITIES
Thursday, Mar 08, 2018 | 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
691 Barrows Hall, UC Berkeley
Location is ADA accessible
Giancarlo Cornejo, Department of Rhetoric
Omi Salas-SantaCruz, School of Education

Seeing the FSA: Photogrammar Remixes the Documentary Photography of the Great Depression

Lecture | March 8 | 4:30-5:30 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium

 Laura Wexler, Yale University, American Studies Program

 American Studies, Department of History of Art, Department of English, Department of Gender and Women's Studies, Phi Beta Kappa Berkeley Chapter

The Photogrammar Project is a web-based platform for organizing, searching and visualizing the 170,000 photographs from 1935 to 1945 created by the United States Farm Security Administration and Office of War Information (FSA-OWI). Its development, supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Council of Learned Societies, is a vivid example of contemporary image-based...   More >

Seeing the FSA: Photogrammar Remixes the Documentary Photography of the Great Depression

Lecture | March 8 | 4:30-6 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium

 Laura Wexler, Professor, Yale University

 Department of English, American Studies, Townsend Center for the Humanities, Department of Gender and Women's Studies, Berkeley Art History Department, Phi Beta Kappa Berkeley Chapter, The National Phi Beta Kappa Society

The Photogrammar Project is a web-based platform for organizing, searching and visualizing the 170,000 photographs from 1935 to 1945 created by the United States Farm Security Administration and Office of War Information (FSA-OWI). Its development, supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the American Council of Learned Societies, is a vivid example of contemporary image-based ...   More >

Migrants, Monks, and Monasteries: Toward a History of South China Sea Buddhism

Lecture | March 8 | 5-7 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Jack Meng-Tat Chia, UC Berkeley/National University of Singapore

 Tang Center for Silk Road Studies

Chinese migration since the nineteenth century have led to the spread of Buddhism to maritime Southeast Asia. Recently, scholars of Buddhism and historians of Chinese religions have begun to consider the connected history of Buddhism in China and Southeast Asia, using Buddhist records, epigraphic sources, as well as oral history interviews. In this talk, Jack Chia explores the transregional...   More >

Owners of the Map: Motorcycle Taxi Drivers, Mobility, and Politics in Bangkok

Lecture | March 8 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 106 Wurster Hall

 Claudio Sopranzetti, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, All Souls College, University of Oxford

 Center for Southeast Asia Studies, Institute of Transportation Studies, Center of Global Metropolitan Studies

Based on research conducted during politically charged protests in Bangkok in 2010, this talk presents an ethnographic study of motorcycle taxi drivers in the city that focuses not on the sturdiness of hegemony or the ubiquity of everyday resistance but on its potential fragility and the work needed for its maintenance.

Claudio Sopranzetti

Teena Purohit | The “Protestant” Impulse in Modern Islamic Thought

Lecture | March 8 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Teena Purohit, Associate Professor of Religion at Boston University

 Abhishek Kaicker, Assistant Professor, Department of History, UC Berkeley

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion

A talk by Teena Purohit, Associate Professor of Religion at Boston University

TRANSOC Oral Exam Info Session

Information Session | March 8 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | 412 McLaughlin Hall

 ASUC (Associated Students of the University of California)

Students will discuss their experiences in taking the comprehensive oral examinations that are administered in the Institute of Transportation Studies. Current students are welcome to ask students about their experiences.

Rubrik Info-Session and Tech Talk

Information Session | March 8 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Come learn about the interesting machine learning applications at Rubrik!

Soham shares the different applications of machine learning in the data management space and how Rubrik is applying it to their technology. In the last 4 years, Rubrik has pioneered a new industry called cloud data management. We’ve created the technology that makes it easy for businesses to securely store, access, and...   More >

Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah -- Reading and Conversation

Reading - Nonfiction | March 8 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, 315, Maude Fife

 RACHEL KAADZI GHANSAH

 Department of English

Rachel Kaadzi Ghansah is a journalist, essayist and critic whose work on such figures as Toni Morrison, James Baldwin, and Kendrick Lamar has been widely acclaimed and featured in The New York Times, The Believer, The Paris Review, VQR, and Transition, amongst several other outlets and publications. Her essay on the comedian Dave Chappelle, “If He Hollers Let Him Go,” received enthusiastic notice...   More >

Environmental Career Options: A Career Panel with AEP

Panel Discussion | March 8 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | 170 Barrows Hall

 Student Environmental Resource Center

Join the Association for Environmental Professional's for their biggest event of the year: a career panel featuring environmental professionals from a broad scope of industries -- from consultants to research scientists.

Film: Uprize!

Film - Feature | March 8 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Uprize! revisits South Africa’s Soweto Uprising, which began as a student rebellion and became a founding moment in the history of anti-apartheid struggle. With Jamaican filmmaker Lebert Bethune’s historic 1967 film Malcolm X: Struggle for Freedom.

Big Data in Transportation: Alumni Career Panel

Panel Discussion | March 8 | 7:30-8:30 p.m. | 502 Davis Hall

 ASUC (Associated Students of the University of California)

TRANSOC is proud to host the upcoming career panel on March 8, featuring alums working in the tech sector and making use of cutting-edge data analytics to solve urban transportation problems.

Five data scientists from leading tech and urban analytics companies will share their work experience and insights for current students who are interested in a career in transportation-related data...   More >

Friday, March 9, 2018

Alumni Happy Hour

Social Event | March 9 |  San Francisco, CA

 Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership

Come mingle with alumni and the Fung Institute staff at the 6th annual Master of Engineering Alumni Happy Hour!

 Only open to Master of Engineering alumni and current students.

Theology and Its Publics

Workshop | March 9 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion

In order to reorient theological study, the Berkeley Public Theology Program supports a broad and comparative investigation of the ways this study happens, past and present, in the U.S. and abroad. This investigation includes two annual workshops on comparative approaches to theology, with participants drawn from a diverse group of institutions.

42nd Annual Stanford-Berkeley Conference - Empires: Past and Present

Conference/Symposium | March 9 | 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. |  Stanford Humanities Center

 424 Saint Teresa Street, Stanford, CA 94305

 Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES), Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies, Stanford Humanities Center

42nd Annual Stanford-Berkeley Conference
Empires: Past and Present
Friday, March 9, 2018
Stanford Humanities Center
424 Santa Teresa Street

A century after the collapse of Europe's continental empires, we are living in an age that many contemporary scholars have characterized as still dominated by these imperial legacies as well as new forms of imperial rule. This conference will explore...   More >

  RSVP online

Civil and Environmental Engineering Department Seminar: Sufficiency and Efficiency and Proficiency, Oh My! A Unified Metric for Seismic Intensity Measure Selection

Seminar | March 9 | 10-11 a.m. | 542 Davis Hall

 Madeleine Flint

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

Probabilistic Seismic Demand Analysis (PSDA) characterizes the response of buildings and other structures to the full range of future ground motions expected at a structure's site, and is widely used in research and practice.

Amateurism Across the Arts

Conference/Symposium | March 9 | 10 a.m.-6 p.m. |  Hearst Museum of Anthropology

 Arts Research Center

Amateurism Across the Arts is an exploration of vernacular, popular, fannish, kitsch, informal, self-taught, user-generated, and DIY production in music, architecture, literature, the visual arts, dance, and new media.

Cartenera Books

Elemental Media: 26th Annual Interdisciplinary German Studies Conference

Conference/Symposium | March 9 – 10, 2018 every day | 10 a.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Townsend Center for the Humanities

The Interdisciplinary German Studies Conference brings media theory in conversation with ecological thought. Contributions from the fields of German, Comparative Literature, Rhetoric, Visual and Environmental Studies, Film and Media, and History.

Frederick Douglass: On Photography

Lecture | March 9 | 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | 308A Doe Library

 Laura Wexler, Professor, Yale University

 Department of English, American Studies, Department of Gender and Women's Studies, Berkeley Art History Department, Phi Beta Kappa Berkeley Chapter, The National Phi Beta Kappa Society

In the 1860s, Frederick Douglass gave several public lectures about the importance of the thennew
invention of photography. In “Pictures and Progress” he shared his vision of the role he hoped
photography would play in fostering a more democratic society after the Civil War. Douglass thus
became one of the first major American theorists of the medium. This presentation and discussion...   More >

Mapping Indigenous California History

Tour/Open House | March 9 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 50 McCone Hall

 Guest curated by Julia Lewandoski, graduate student, History Department

 Library

This event explores just one chapter in California's complex and on-going indigenous history, by featuring maps of Native American land claims made in the 1850s. After the 1830s secularization of the Spanish Franciscan missions where many Native Californians were forced to live and labor, some Native peoples still living at former missions managed to obtain titles to land from Mexican...   More >

“Leveraging Deep Neural Networks To Study Human Cognition”

Colloquium | March 9 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 5101 Tolman Hall

 Joshua Peterson, UC Berkeley

 Department of Psychology

Ph.D. Exit Talk

Dr. Eric Hoek Seminar: Environmental Engineering Seminar

Seminar | March 9 | 12-1 p.m. | 534 Davis Hall

 Dr. Eric Hoek, Professor, UCLA

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

Activism and Pragmatism: Building a Career as a Global Change Maker: A Brown Bag Discussion with Bennett Freeman

Seminar | March 9 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 820 Barrows Hall

 Bennett Freeman

 Social Science Matrix

Opportunities for progressive change in the 21st century increasingly come from multiple actors and sectors: governments and international institutions; multinational corporations and innovative entrepreneurs; responsible and impact investors; activist campaigners and social movements. Often those opportunities come at the intersection of those actors and sectors: sometimes forged in conflict;...   More >

  RSVP online

Bennett Freeman

Abstracting Water to Extract Minerals in Mongolia’s South Gobi Province

Lecture | March 9 | 12 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Franck Bille, Program Director, Tang Center for Silk Road Studies

 Sara L. Jackson, Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences Metropolitan State University of Denver

 Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS), UC Berkeley Mongolia Initiative

The Oyu Tolgoi copper-gold mine has become a symbol of the promise of mining to revive Mongolia’s struggling economy and to propel the nation into a new era of prosperity. Water resources are vital to the operation of Oyu Tolgoi, which is expected to be in operation for at least thirty years. However, local residents, particularly nomadic herders, have raised concerns about the redirection of...   More >

Yoga for Tension and Stress Relief (BEUHS664)

Workshop | March 9 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 251 Hearst Gymnasium

 Laurie Ferris, Yoga Instructor, Be Well at Work - Wellness Program

 Be Well at Work - Wellness

Practicing yoga can release tension in your joints, give you greater range of movement, soothe your back, and grant you increased comfort in all aspects of your life. Learn how pranayama breathing can enhance your practice, and help liberate your mind in surprising ways. Yoga mats are provided, or you can bring your own. Comfortable clothing and bare feet recommended.

  Register online

Talking About Combinatorial Objects Student Seminar: Generalized Permutahedra

Seminar | March 9 | 1-2 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Mariel Supina, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

The standard permutahedron is a polytope obtained by taking the convex hull of the orbit of the point $(0, 1, ..., n)$ under the action of the symmetric group. Due to how it is constructed, the permutahedron contains a great deal of information about the symmetric group in its structure. I will present some interesting results about the permutahedron which will illustrate the link between this...   More >

Solid State Technology and Devices Seminar: Taking electrons out of bioelectronics: transistors, ion channels, and shark’s electrosensors

Seminar | March 9 | 1-2 p.m. | Cory Hall, 521 Hogan Room

 Marco Rolandi, Department of Electrical Engineering, University of California, Santa Cruz

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

The quest for smaller and faster computing has mostly focused on controlling the flow of electrons and holes in nanoscale structures. In living systems, ionic and protonic currents affect physiological function. As such, ionic and protonic devices offer exciting opportunities for bioelectronics. Proton transport in nature is important for ATP oxidative phosphorylation in mitochondria, light...   More >

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – December 30, 2018 every Sunday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday with exceptions | 1:30-2:45 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join us for a free, docent-led tour of the Garden as we explore interesting plant species, learn about the vast collection, and see what is currently in bloom. Meet at the Entry Plaza.

Free with Garden admission
Advanced registration not required

Tours may be cancelled without notice.
For day-of inquiries, please call 510-643-2755
For tour questions, please email gardentours@berkeley.edu...   More >

Stewardship of the Cultural Record: How do we approximate cultural “production”?

Seminar | March 9 | 1:30-3 p.m. | 107 South Hall

 Clifford Lynch

 Information, School of

The challenge of cultural stewardship when everyone is a content producer.

Atomic Layer Etching in Semiconductor Device Manufacturing

Seminar | March 9 | 1:30-2:30 p.m. | Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Bldg. 62, room 230

 Dr. Aaron Eppler, Lam Research, Fremont

 College of Chemistry

BLISS Seminar: Nonconvex Sparse Deconvolution: Geometry and Efficient Methods

Seminar | March 9 | 2-3 p.m. | 540 Cory Hall

 John Wright, Associate Professor, Columbia University

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

The problem of decomposing a given dataset as a superposition of basic motifs arises in a wide range of application areas, including neural spike sorting and the analysis of astrophysical and microscopy data. Motivated by these problems, we study a ``short-and-sparse’’ deconvolution problem, in which the goal is to recover a short motif a from its convolution with a random spike train x. We...   More >

Hybridized Metasurfaces: A New Twist in Flat Optics: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | March 9 | 2-3 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall | Note change in time and location

 Prof. Cheng-Wei Qiu, Nat'l University of Singapore, ECE

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

I will report some of the most recent developments in my group as well as in the field of the interfacial engineering of manipulation of light-matter interactions, via the artificially constructed structures of ultrathin thickness compared to the wavelength. In particular, the low-dimension and high-frequency scaling may promise a lot more interesting applications, while the challenges in design...   More >

Student Probability/PDE Seminar: Equivalence of Ensembles for Gibbs Measures and Large Deviation Principle

Seminar | March 9 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Fraydoun Rezakhanlou, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Clark Kerr Garden Open Hours

Tour/Open House | February 2 – May 11, 2018 every Friday | 2:30-4:30 p.m. |  Clark Kerr Campus

 Campus Gardens

The Clark Kerr Garden is managed by Gardener Susanne Weisman along with the Cal Dining Sustainability Team Garden Coordinators and committed volunteers. Clark Kerr contains a culinary garden, an orchard, and continually growing edible landscaping.

Our goal is to be a space where anyone can hang out, pass through, learn something, collaborate, and enjoy food together. We hold skills training...   More >

“Immune system regulation by microbiota in intestinal barrier homeostasis”

Seminar | March 9 | 3-4 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

 Dan Littman, Skirball Institute and New York University

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Pathways to the Environmental and Sustainability Public Sector: Networking Event

Career Fair | March 9 | 3-5 p.m. | Career Center, Gold Room

 2440 2440 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94720

 Career Center

The Career Center is hosting a networking event where we will invite organizations to have a table, explain what their organization does, and then the rest of the event will be networking.

Dopamine Diversity: Tasks, Projections and Channels

Seminar | March 9 | 3-4 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center

 Dr. Jochen Roeper, Director, Institute of Neurophysiology, Goethe University Frankfurt

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Abstract:
Dopamine (DA) midbrain neurons that in reside in the two neighboring nuclei substantia nigra (SN) and ventral tegmental area (VTA) have segregated according to their axonal projections into several mostly parallel systems with different functions in the control of action, reward-based learning and cognition. In vivo electrophysiology in awake freely moving mice demonstrates...   More >

Distinguished Faculty Research Lecture: The Power and Value of Minority Opinion

Lecture | March 9 | 3 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll room

 Charlan Nemeth, Professor of the Graduate School, UC Berkeley

 Department of Psychology

This talk will deal with a career long investigation of the power of minority opinions, which initially focused on how they “persuade” and subsequently on their value in stimulating thought. Witnessing dissent, our thinking becomes more open and less biased, the kind of thinking that leads to better decisions and more creative solutions.
This research, conducted over 40 years, underscores two...   More >

The Means Don’t Quantify the Ends: Criteria and Metrics for Evaluating Digital Preservation Success

Seminar | March 9 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 107 South Hall

 Stephen Abrams, California Digital Library

 Information, School of

Cultural preservation is a form of communication with the future. So how can we measure its success?

Film: Beuys

Film - Feature | March 9 | 4 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

This new documentary explores the life and work of avant-garde sculptor, painter, performance artist, and social activist Joseph Beuys, chronicling his art and ideas about media, community, and capitalism in an intimate way.

An Intellectual History of Literati Localism, 1100-1500

Colloquium | March 9 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Peter Bol, East Asian Languages and Civilizations, Harvard University

 Nicolas Tackett, History, UC Berkeley

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

Literati communities took form at the local level in the twelfth century and developed various forms of voluntary activism in areas that had once been the province of the state and religious institutions. Some Neo-Confucians encouraged this voluntarism, but generally literati continued to see themselves as members of a national elite even if they lived their lives locally. This case study of...   More >

Gaze and Locomotion in Natural Terrains

Seminar | March 9 | 4-5 p.m. | 489 Minor Hall

 Mary Hayhoe, Professor, Center for Perceptual Systems, University of Texas Austin

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Abstract: Eye movements in the natural world reflect the information needs of the momentary behavioral goals, the rewards and costs associated with those goals, and uncertainty about the state of the world. We examine how these factors trade off in the context of walking outdoors in terrains of varying difficulty, a situation where little is known about how visual and locomotor systems work...   More >

A Drive for Better Air Service: How air service imbalances across megaregions integrate air and highway demands

Lecture | March 9 | 4 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Megan Smirti Ryerson, University of Pennsylvania

 Institute of Transportation Studies

Abstract: Between 2000 and 2010, newly merged U.S. airlines decreased service to airports in small and mid-sized metropolitan regions, opting to consolidate their operations at high-value airport hubs (passenger transfer points). At this point travelers living in small and mid-sized regions likely began leaking, or abandoning their local airport to take flights from hub airports offering more...   More >

Music Studies Colloquium Melina Esse (Eastman School of Music): Divinely Inspired: Incantation and the Making of Melody in Bellini's Norma

Colloquium | March 9 | 4:30 p.m. | 128 Morrison Hall

 Department of Music

In her writing, teaching, and personal practice, Melina Esse enacts her longstanding fascination with the connections between gender, materiality, and performance. A scholar of opera in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, she has published widely—on voice and technological mediation, on opera and film, and on gender and the emotive body. Her latest work probes the intertwining histories of...   More >

Film: Winter Light

Film - Feature | March 9 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

The central film in Bergman’s “God trilogy” features Gunnar Björnstrand as a pastor haunted by God’s silence. With Max von Sydow and Ingrid Thulin.

Baseball vs. Brown

Sport - Intercollegiate - Baseball/Softball | March 9 | 7:05 p.m. |  Evans Field

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Baseball hosts Brown at Evans Diamond.

globalFEST on the Road: Las Cafeteras and Flor de Toloache

Performing Arts - Music | March 9 | 8-10 p.m. |  Fox Theater

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 Cal Performances

“globalFEST on the Road” celebrates the dawn of a “New Golden Age of Latin Music,” with Las Cafeteras and Mariachi Flor de Toloache, two bilingual ensembles representing a new wave of Latin music emerging across the US that fuses traditional styles with contemporary sounds.

$28-60 prices subject to change

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David Kim, piano

Performing Arts - Music | March 9 | 8 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

featuring
SCHUMANN Kreisleriana, op. 16
SCHUBERT Piano Sonata No.19, D.958

$15 General Admission, $12 non-UCB students, seniors, current/retired UCB faculty and staff, groups 10+, $5 UCB students

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