<< March 2019 >>

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Through the Learner's Lens: A Student Learning Center Photo Contest

Miscellaneous | February 25 – March 22, 2019 every day |  César E. Chávez Student Center

 Student Learning Center

The UC Berkeley Student Learning Center is excited to invite submissions for our first ever photo contest! We’re calling on the creativity of our campus community to build a collection of images that showcase the diverse ways learning takes place in and through the Student Learning Center. We invite you to share moments in the learning process that excite you, challenge you, and encapsulate the...   More >

African Film Festival 2019

Film - Series | March 2 – May 10, 2019 every day |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

March 2–May 10, 2019

This year’s edition of the African Film Festival highlights the best of both new African cinema and films of the black diaspora. We pay tribute to the great director Bill Gunn—also an actor, playwright, and novelist—with new restorations of two genre-benders, his radical horror film Ganja & Hess and his “meta–soap opera” Personal Problems. The latter was conceived by...   More >

Winter at the Hall

Special Event | December 21, 2018 – March 20, 2019 every day |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

This winter, visit the Hall for interactive exhibits, special hands-on activities, intriguing Planetarium shows, and more!

Venture Summit | West

Conference/Symposium | March 6 – 7, 2019 every day |  Hyatt Regency

  Hyatt Regency, San Francisco, CA

 Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership

Whether you’re a startup seeking capital and exposure, or an investor seeking new deals, Venture Summit West presented by youngStartup Ventures - is the event of the year you won't want to miss.

A highly productive venture conference, Venture Summit | West is dedicated to showcasing VCs, Corporate VCs and angel investors committed to funding venture backed, emerging and early stage...   More >

  Register online

AI for Social Impact: 2019 Conference on Business, Technology, and Human Rights

Conference/Symposium | March 7 | 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. | Haas School of Business, Chou Hall, Spieker Forum (6th Floor)

 Center for Responsible Business, Human Rights Center

When talking about artificial intelligence, or AI, positive social impact is often not the first thing that comes to mind. Some think about AI as an amorphous, hard-to-understand, futuristic technology that will bring about more harm than good. These fears may stem from the complex and opaque nature of AI—and key actors across society must come together to discuss, debate, and solve the...   More >

The Financial Fair

Workshop | March 7 | 9 a.m.-1 p.m. |  Sutardja Dai Hall

 Be Well at Work - Work/Life

The Financial Fair for Personal Finance is an opportunity for UC Berkeley faculty, staff, and retirees to attend workshops, learn about campus resources, and visit with campus financial vendors.

Sponsored by Work/Life Program (UHS), Human Resources, The Retirement Center, and CITRIS.

Make The Most Of The UC Retirement Savings Program

Workshop | March 7 | 9-9:45 a.m. |  Sutardja Dai Hall

 Be Well at Work - Work/Life

Determine how much savings you will need to retire the way you want, understand how much you can save through the UC Retirement Savings Program, discover additional ways to save, and learn strategies to help you protect and grow your savings.

MOOCs and Film Studies: Teaching Hong Kong Cinema Online: Faculty and Graduate Student Seminar/Workshop

Seminar | March 7 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Gina Marchetti, University of Hong Kong

 Department of Gender and Women's Studies, Media Studies, Center for Chinese Studies (CCS), Center for Race and Gender, Film & Media Studies, Center for New Media

Gina Marchetti will be leading a workshop/seminar for faculty and graduate students on teaching Hong Kong cinema in Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs). Seating is limited. To register, go to https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1kzwUKL4L0TJk0jL44OXF4gYkuQgppCLzSI3urPJkUyE/edit?ts=5c48aec9

Gina Marchetti teaches courses in film, gender and sexuality, critical theory and cultural studies and...   More >

 Registration Required. To register go to https://www.edx.org/course/hong-kong-cinema-through-global-lens-hkux-hku06-1x

$0

  Registration opens February 1. Register online by March 6.

#MeToo Hong Kong

Study Abroad Office Hours at Educational Opportunity Program

Information Session | February 14 – May 9, 2019 every Thursday with exceptions | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | César E. Chávez Student Center, Educational Opportunity Program- MLK BNorth CE3

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Interested in studying abroad? A Berkeley Study Abroad Peer Adviser will hold office hours at Educational Opportunity Program on Thursdays from 10 am-noon this spring to answer questions about program options, scholarships, how to apply and additional services offered!

Sign-up on http://tinyurl.com/eopstudyabroad.

UC Retirement Plan (UCRP) – The Pension Plan

Workshop | March 7 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Sutardja Dai Hall

 Donald Goldberg, UC Retirement Administration Center

 Be Well at Work - Work/Life

The session addresses the many areas one needs to consider for a successful and satisfying retirement and the benefits available through the UC Retirement Plan (UCRP). Content includes information about monthly retirement income and how it is calculated, cost of living adjustments, and lump sum cash out. The Retirement Savings Program and retiree health and welfare benefits will be discussed....   More >

EH&S 403 Training Session

Course | March 7 | 10:30-11:30 a.m. | 331 University Hall | Note change in date

 Jason Smith, UC Berkeley Office of Environment, Health, & Safety

 Office of Environment, Health & Safety

This session briefly covers the UC Berkeley specific radiation safety information you will need to start work.​ In addition, dosimeter will be issued, if required.

Applied Math Seminar: Intrinsic complexity and its scaling law: from approximation of random vectors and rand fields to high frequency waves

Seminar | March 7 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Hongkai Zhao, UC Irvine

 Department of Mathematics

We characterize the intrinsic complexity of a set in a metric space by the least dimension of a linear space that can approximate the set to a given tolerance. This is dual to the characterization using Kolmogorov n-width, the distance from the set to the best n-dimensional linear space. We study the approximation of random vectors (via principal component analysis a.k.a. singular value...   More >

Econ 235, Financial Economics Seminar: Marketing Mutual Funds

Seminar | March 7 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | C330 Haas School of Business

 Nikolai Roussanov, Wharton

 Department of Economics

Joint with Haas Finance Seminar

Data and Tech for All Week: Digital Learning Platforms for Data Science Education

Special Event | March 7 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 117 Dwinelle Hall

 Data Sciences

Join us for Data and Tech for All Week, a week of events across campus democratizing data science and technology.

Thursday, March 7 (Division of Data Sciences): Using Digital Learning Platforms for Data Science Education for All; 12-1:30 PM at Academic Innovation Studio, 117 Dwinelle Hall

Curating Hans Hofmann: The Nature of Abstraction with Lucinda Barnes

Tour/Open House | March 7 | 12 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

BAMPFA Curator Emerita Lucinda Barnes will discuss the life and legacy of Hans Hofmann and detail the process of curating the museum’s major retrospective of Hofmann’s work. Barnes was formerly chief curator and director of programs and collections at BAMPFA, where she organized or co-organized more than forty exhibitions, including Measure of Time; Human/Nature: Artists Respond to a Changing...   More >

European Economic Integration and Populism: Foes or Allies?

Lecture | March 7 | 12-1 p.m. | 201 Moses Hall

 Dariusz Adamski, University of Wrocław

 Institute of European Studies, Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES)

Could it be that one of the most extraordinary experiments in international reconciliation and community-building in the history of mankind – European integration after World War II – has contributed to what European Commission President Juncker once dubbed “galloping populism”? Seeking an answer to this question, Dariusz Adamski will dissect the nature of the major economic policies of the...   More >

Dariusz Adamski

Mindful Awareness Guided Meditation

Miscellaneous | February 21 – May 2, 2019 every Thursday | 12-1 p.m. | 5400 Berkeley Way West

 Jeffrey Oxendine

 Institute of Personality and Social Research

Focus the mind. Foster creativity, resilience, and well-being. These meetings are free and open to faculty, staff, and students. You are invited to drop in at noon any Thursday.

Why Read Descartes's Meditations: Why Read...Series

Lecture | March 7 | 12-2 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Jonathan Sheehan, U.C. Berkeley; Kristin Primus, U.C. Berkeley; John Carriero, UCLA; Janet Broughton, U.C. Berkeley

 Renaissance and Early Modern Studies

Using Digital Learning Platforms for Data Science Education for All

Workshop | March 7 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, Academic Innovation Studio, 117 Dwinelle Hall

 Data Sciences

A brief review of the elements of teaching using Jupyter notebooks and deployment of classes via Jupyterhub.

The Language of Love in the Petitions of Armenians from the Ottoman Province of Van and in the Print Media, 1820s-1870s

Lecture | March 7 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 270 Stephens Hall

 Dzovinar Dederian, PhD Candidate, Department of Middle East Studies, University of Michigan

 Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES), Armenian Studies Program

This talk will focus on the language of love in petitions and print media of the nineteenth century to situate nation and patria in a grid of emotions that permeated the lives of Ottoman Armenians. The lecture seeks to answer how Van Armenians engaged in the contestation and transformation of the boundaries and socio-political dynamics of nation and patria between the 1820s and 1870s. By...   More >

Curating Hans Hofmann: The Nature of Abstraction with Lucinda Barnes

Lecture | March 7 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Osher Theater

 Lucinda Barnes

 Arts + Design

Lucinda Barnes serves as Curator Emerita at the University of California, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, after many years as Chief Curator and Director of Programs and Collections. At BAMPFA Barnes has curated and co-curated over forty exhibitions, including Measure of Time (2006), Human/Nature: Artists Respond to a Changing Planet (2009), Indeterminate Stillness: Looking at...   More >

Oliver E. Williamson Seminar: "Buyer Signaling Improves Matching:Evidence from a Field Experiment"

Seminar | March 7 | 12-1:30 p.m. | C325 Haas School of Business

 John Horton, NYU Stern

 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 >

Lunch Poems: Tarfia Faizullah

Reading - Literary | March 7 | 12:10-12:50 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Library

 Lunch Poems

Lunch Poems presents Tarfia Faizullah.

Create a Budget, Ditch Your Debt, and Start Building for the Future

Workshop | March 7 | 12:15-1 p.m. |  Sutardja Dai Hall

 Be Well at Work - Work/Life

What you need to know about budgeting, debt and making room for saving.

Why does it cost so much to build in the Bay Area?

Panel Discussion | March 7 | 12:15-1:30 p.m. | 250 Goldman School of Public Policy

 Berkeley Institute for the Future of Young Americans, Terner Center for Housing Innovation

Join us for a discussion about why it costs so much to build in the Bay Area. We'll have Andrew Cussen from RAD Urban along with Elizabeth Kuwada from Eden Housing discuss this topic. Elizabeth Kneebone from the Terner Center for Housing Innovation will moderate.

Copyright and Fair Use for Digital Projects

Workshop | March 7 | 1-2:30 p.m. | 356 Barrows Hall

 Rachael Samberg, Library

 Library

This training will help you navigate the copyright, fair use, and usage rights of including third-party content in your digital project. Whether you seek to embed video from other sources for analysis, post material you scanned from a visit to the archives, add images, upload documents, or more, understanding the basics of copyright and discovering a workflow for answering copyright-related...   More >

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Librarian Office Hours at the SPH DREAM Office

Miscellaneous | February 7 – May 2, 2019 every Thursday | 1-3 p.m. | Berkeley Way West, 2220 (DREAM Office)

 Michael Sholinbeck

 Library

Drop by during office hours if you need help with your literature reviews; setting up searches in PubMed, Embase, and other databases; using EndNote, RefWorks, or other citation management software; finding statistics or data; and answering any other questions you may have.
NOTE: On Feb. 14: 2:15-3pm only

Econ 235, Financial Economics Student Seminar: Insurance Underwriting as Funding

Seminar | March 7 | 1-2 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Benjamin Knox

 Department of Economics

Guided Tours: Hans Hofmann

Tour/Open House | March 7 | 1:15 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Explore Hans Hofmann’s dynamic and influential work with guided tours on selected Wednesdays, Sundays, and Free First Thursdays.

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 3 – December 29, 2019 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 plants from around the world, learn about the vast diversity in the collection, and see what is currently in bloom. Meet at the Entry Plaza.

Free with Garden admission. Advanced registration not required

Seminar 242, Econometrics: "Foundations of Design-based Inference under Interference"

Seminar | March 7 | 3-4 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Peter Aronow, Yale

 Department of Economics

Close-Kin Genetic Methods to Infer Demography and Dispersal Patterns of Mosquitoes

Seminar | March 7 | 4-5 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Professor John Marshall, Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, UC Berkeley

 Department of Statistics

Malaria, dengue, Zika and other mosquito-borne diseases continue to pose a major global health burden through much of the world, despite the widespread distribution of insecticide-based tools and antimalarial drugs. Consequently, there is interest in novel strategies to control these diseases, including the release of mosquitoes transfected with Wolbachia and engineered with CRISPR-based gene...   More >

How to Prepare Human Subjects Protocols for Your Research Projects

Workshop | March 7 | 4-5 p.m. | 14 Durant Hall

 Leah Carroll, UC Berkeley Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

 UC Berkeley Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

If you missed the workshop given by the staff of the Office for the Protection of Human Subjects, or even if you were there, you may want to attend one of these workshops given by me -- Leah Carroll, Haas Scholars Program Manager and Advisor. Note that they are timed to be very shortly after SURF and Haas Scholars human subjects selection, respectively.

I will go through, step by step, the...   More >

Hegemonies of Language and Their Discontents: The Southwest North American Region Since 1540

Colloquium | March 7 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 2538 Channing (Inst. for the Study of Societal Issues), Wildavsky Conference Room

 Carlos G. Vélez-Ibáñez, ASU Regents' Professor; Presidential Motorola Professor of Neighborhood Revitalization; Founding Director Emeritus, School of Transborder Studies; Professor, School of Human Evolution and Social Change; Emeritus Professor of Anthropology of the University, University of Arizona

 Center for Native American Issues Research on

Spanish and English have fought a centuries-long battle for dominance in the Southwest North American Region, commonly known as the U.S.-Mexico transborder region. Covering the time period of 1540 to the present, the book provides a deep and broad understanding of the contradictory methods of establishing language supremacy and details the linguistic and cultural processes used by penetrating...   More >

From local neighborhoods to global embeddings: unveiling structure in high-dimensional data

Seminar | March 7 | 4-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Gal Mishne, Gibbs Assistant Professor, Yale University

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

In this talk, I present new unsupervised geometric approaches for extracting structure from large-scale high-dimensional data.

The Uses and Abuses of Incarceration: Dehumanization, Slavery, and Profit: Spring 2019 Kadish Lecture

Lecture | March 7 | 4-6 p.m. | Boalt Hall, School of Law, Moot Court, room 140

 Professor Tommie Shelby, Caldwell Titcomb Professor of African and African American Studies & Philosophy, Harvard University Department of African and African American Studies & Department of Philosophy

 Professor Loic Wacquant, Professor of Sociology, UC Berkeley, Sociology; Professor Osagie Obasogie, Professor of Bioethics, Diversity and Health Disparities - Haas Distinguished Chair, UC Berkeley Haas Institute For A Fair and Inclusive Society

 Kadish Center for Morality, Law, & Public Affairs

Professor Tommie Shelby of Harvard will deliver the Kadish Lecture, "The Uses and Abuses of Incarceration: Dehumanization, Slavery, and Profit" with commentary from Professor Loic Wacquant, UC Berkeley Sociology, and Osagie K. Obasogie Professor of Bioethics and Diversity and Health Disparities--Haas Distinguished Chair.

Tommie Shelby is the Caldwell Titcomb Professor in the Department of...   More >

Mathematics Department Colloquium: Iwahori Kazhdan-Lusztig equivalence and other animals

Colloquium | March 7 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Dennis Gaitsgory, Harvard

 Department of Mathematics

In their influential series of papers in the 90's, Kazhdan and Lusztig established an equivalence between the category of G(O)-integrable representations of the Kac-Moody Lie algebra and the category of modules over the "big" (i.e., Lusztig's) quantum group. In this talk we will explain what happens if we try to describe in terms of the quantum group the full affine category O. We will also...   More >

Critical Public Theology: How to Use and Not to Use the Bible in Contemporary Public Issues

Lecture | March 7 | 5-7 p.m. | 820 Barrows Hall | Note change in location

 Konrad Schmid, Professor of Old Testament Science and Early Jewish Religious History, University of Zürich

 Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion

The Bible sometimes plays a major role in current, political discourses, especially in the United States. As a project, public theology supports efforts to let the Bible speak to contemporary, public concerns. But using the Bible in this way involves many potential traps. How can a 2000 year old book provide guidance for social and political challenges? Should it do so at all? This lecture argues...   More >

Balancing Between the Institutional and Alternative: Strategies for Collectively Performing Cinema across the Geographic and Ideological Borders of the Cold War

Lecture | March 7 | 5-6 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Megan Hoetger, UC Berkeley Performance Studies

 Institute of International Studies, Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES), Institute of European Studies

At a time when non-, anti-, and counter-cinema practices faced heavy state censorship with little in the way of art institutional or film industrial support, filmmakers and artists forged new ways of circulating their work at local levels, as well as across national borders. Looking to the Viennese context as a case study, this talk examines the entangled development of two forms of artist...   More >

EECS Women's History Month: Research Talks

Presentation | March 7 | 5-6 p.m. | 540AB Cory Hall

 Gireeja Ranade, Assistant Teaching Professor, UC Berkeley EECS; Ruzena Bajcsy, Professor, UC Berkeley EECS

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Come listen to Professor Ruzena Bajcsy and Professor Gireeja Ranade talk about the interesting research that they do. Join HKN in celebrating the impactful research contributions of female faculty in the Berkeley EECS Department.

Graduate Student Happy Hour!

Social Event | March 7 | 5-7 p.m. | Eshleman Hall, Bear's Lair Tavern

 Graduate Assembly

Bear's Lair Tavern is where it's at for the monthly Graduate Student Happy Hour! Open to ALL Graduate Students! Free nosh (supplies may be limited) and drink specials.

Workspace for Working on Your Human Subjects Protocol

Workshop | March 7 | 5-6 p.m. | 14 Durant Hall

 Leah Carroll, UC Berkeley Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

 UC Berkeley Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

Come work on your human subjects protocol in a space where others are doing the same, and one representative of the Haas Scholars or SURF program will be present to answer questions and guide you.

TDPS Speaker Series | Pina Bausch's Aggressive Tenderness

Lecture | March 7 | 5-6 p.m. | 44B Dwinelle Hall | Note change in time

 Telory D. Arendell, Associate Professor of Theatre and Dance, Missouri State University

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

In this talk, Telory Arendell argues that Pina Bausch takes what other practitioners have written as praxis (theory/practice) and reverses it: she makes the theory practical. Bausch disables gender and explores the breaking point between tenderness and violence in human interactions. Arendell believes that experimental theater should include at least a nod to Bausch’s oeuvre as a...   More >

Telory Arendell

Language Change and Narrative Form from Ó Cadhain to Ferrante

Lecture | March 7 | 5 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, 315 - Maude Fife Room

 Barry McCrea, University of Notre Dame

 Institute of European Studies, Irish Studies Program

This talk looks at the difficulties faced by minor languages in founding traditions of the realist novel, and explores what these difficulties can tell us about the nature of the genre itself.

Speaker: Barry McCrea is a novelist and scholar of modern European, Latin American, and Irish literature. He most recent book is Languages of the Night: Minor Languages and the Literary Imagination in...   More >

Barry McCrea (University of Notre Dame)

Science and the Mortuary Landscape: Sather Lecture Series: A Bronze Age Greek State in Formation

Lecture | March 7 | 5:30 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Jack L. Davis, Blegen Professor of Greek Archaeology, University of Cincinnati

 Department of Classics

Internationally recognized scholar of Bronze Age Greece offers a series of lectures showing how the archaeological record sheds light on culture and communal life of early Greece.

Theoretically Speaking Series — The Predictive Brain

Panel Discussion | March 7 | 6-7:30 p.m. |  David Brower Center

 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Celeste Kidd, UC Berkeley; Bruno Olshausen, UC Berkeley; Christos Papadimitriou, Columbia University; Michael Pollan, UC Berkeley

 Anil Ananthaswamy, Fall 2018 Simons Institute Journalist in Residence

 Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing

How does the brain perceive? Does it use the information coming in through the various senses, such as our eyes and ears, and build up a perception of the world outside from the bottom up? Or is it doing something quite different? New thinking in neuroscience suggests that the brain builds models of what’s out there and uses these models to interpret the incoming sensory data—an idea that goes...   More >

Career Connections: Sports Industry

Social Event | March 7 | 6-8 p.m. |  Career Center (2440 Bancroft Way)

 Cal Alumni Association, Career Center

Alumni and student networking event.

Book Launch for Lyn Hejinian's Positions of the Sun: with Trisha Low and Noah Warren

Reading - Literary | March 7 | 6:30 p.m. |  Mrs. Dalloway's Bookstore

 2904 College Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94720-1030

 Lyn Hejinian, John F. Hotchkis Professor of English, Berkeley English

 Department of English

Please join us for a book launch for Lyn Hejinian's *Positions of the Sun*, featuring readings by Lyn Hejinian, Trisha Low, and Noah Warren.

To reserve your seat, purchase a copy of Lyn Hejinian's Positions of the Sun at Mrs. Dalloway's Bookstore or mrsdalloways.com.

*Positions of the Sun* is a sometimes melancholy, sometimes militant cross-genre experiment, combining elements of (largely...   More >

Oliver Wyman Infosession

Information Session | March 7 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Latimer Hall, Bixby North (Room 110B)

 Oliver Wyman

Join Tau Beta Pi on Thursday, March 7th for an information and networking session with Oliver Wyman at Bixby North (Latimer 110B). Oliver Wyman is a global management consulting firm specializing in strategy and applied data science across industries including retail, banking, and health and life sciences. Food will be provided.

EECS Women's History Month: JewelrEE Making Social

Social Event | March 7 | 7-10 p.m. | 540AB Cory Hall

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Come join UC Berkeley HKN and the EECS department make jewelry out of EE components as part of Berkeley EECS Women's History Month. It'll be a great way to meet new people and have fun.

Everyone welcome!

Berkeley EECS Women's History Month is a month-long celebration of diversity in EE and CS during Women's History Month, the month of March.

Ticket of No Return

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Ottinger describes this melodrama as a portrait of “two unusual but also highly dissimilar women: one, rather Barefoot Contessa in style; the other, more Nights of Cabiria.” Both women are drinking themselves to death, one by conscious choice, the other unconsciously. Throughout the film, which is divided into stations in what amounts to a drinker’s sightseeing tour of Berlin’s underside, the two...   More >

Friday, March 8, 2019

Winter at the Hall

Special Event | December 21, 2018 – March 20, 2019 every day |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

This winter, visit the Hall for interactive exhibits, special hands-on activities, intriguing Planetarium shows, and more!

Alumni Happy Hour

Special Event | March 8 |  San Francisco, California

 Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership

Students, alumni, and staff of the Fung Institute are invited to meet and mingle at the 7th annual Master of Engineering Alumni Happy Hour!

 Only open to Master of Engineering alumni and current students.

African Film Festival 2019

Film - Series | March 2 – May 10, 2019 every day |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

March 2–May 10, 2019

This year’s edition of the African Film Festival highlights the best of both new African cinema and films of the black diaspora. We pay tribute to the great director Bill Gunn—also an actor, playwright, and novelist—with new restorations of two genre-benders, his radical horror film Ganja & Hess and his “meta–soap opera” Personal Problems. The latter was conceived by...   More >

Through the Learner's Lens: A Student Learning Center Photo Contest

Miscellaneous | February 25 – March 22, 2019 every day |  César E. Chávez Student Center

 Student Learning Center

The UC Berkeley Student Learning Center is excited to invite submissions for our first ever photo contest! We’re calling on the creativity of our campus community to build a collection of images that showcase the diverse ways learning takes place in and through the Student Learning Center. We invite you to share moments in the learning process that excite you, challenge you, and encapsulate the...   More >

Blockchain Unlocked Executive Academy

Course | March 8 – 10, 2019 every day | 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. |  Boalt Hall, School of Law

 Berkeley Law Executive Education, Berkeley Executive Education (powered by Haas School of Business)

Blockchain Unlocked is a three-day executive and certificate academy consisting of lectures, workshops, and guest presentations from the industry’s foremost educators and leaders.

Blockchain Unlocked is designed to train business leaders in blockchain technology and its many business applications. Participants will walk away with a foundational understanding of blockchain technology, a survey...   More >

Global Reception of the Classic Zhuangzi: Han to Tang (Day 1)

Conference/Symposium | March 8 | 9 a.m.-6 p.m. | Institute of East Asian Studies (Golden Bear Center, 1995 University Ave., 5th floor), IEAS Conference Room (510A)

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS), Berkeley Center for the Study of Religion, Eliaser Chair in International Studies

The classic Zhuangzi 莊子, a collection of sayings and anecdotes traditionally attributed to Zhuang Zhou 莊周 (trad. 369-286 BCE), has deeply influenced cultural life in East Asia and beyond. A key text in East Asian religious and literary history, it is still routinely cited in diverse discussions of ethics and philosophy, and informs practices from calligraphy to...   More >

Introducción a R y Git (Introduction to R and Git): Spanish-language workshop on programming, data analysis, and version control

Seminar | March 8 | 9 a.m.-1 p.m. | 190B Doe Library

 Juan Pablo Carvallo, Modelador de Sistemas Energéticas, UC Berkeley; Hector Miguel Sanchez Castellanos, Ingeniero Informático, UC Berkeley

 Berkeley Institute for Data Science

This workshop will be presented in Spanish, and will cover programming in R and the use of Git for version control and collaborative research. Example-driven, practical exercises will be alternated with short tutorials covering basic to intermediate computing skills. Participants will also be encouraged to apply what they have learned to their own research.

Investing in Inclusion Pitch Competition

Conference/Symposium | March 8 | 9:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. | Haas School of Business, Spieker Forum

 Center for Equity, Gender, and Leadership

The Berkeley Haas Center for Equity, Gender, and Leadership (EGAL) is excited to present our second annual Investing in Inclusion Pitch Competition! The competition will start at 9:30 a.m. in the Spieker Forum on the 6th floor of Chou Hall at Berkeley Haas. Coffee, snacks, and light refreshments will be available.

The Investing in Inclusion Pitch Competition debuted in Spring 2018 creating a...   More >

Data and Tech for All Week: Women in Technology Initiative

Special Event | March 8 | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. | Bechtel Engineering Center, Sibley Auditorium

 Data Sciences

Join us for Data and Tech for All Week, a week of events across campus democratizing data science and technology.

Friday, March 8 (Women in Technology Initiative, CITRIS, College of Engineering): Women in Tech: The Future of AI, 11 AM - 5 PM, Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering

Integral Taiji and Qigong

Workshop | March 8 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

You are invited to participate in Integral Taiji & Qigong classes at the UC Botanical Garden. Our classes will focus on somatic, psycho-spiritual, ecological, and cosmological dimensions of taiji (tai chi) and qigong.

Free with Garden Admission

  Register online or by calling 510-664-7606

Jenni Monet | “The State of Indigenous Journalism”

Lecture | March 8 | 12-1 p.m. | North Gate Hall, Logan Multimedia Center (Room 142)

 Graduate School of Journalism

Jenni Monet is an award-winning journalist who writes about Indigenous rights and injustice for such publications as The LA Times, The Guardian, the Center for Investigative Reporting and others. Jenni received top honors for her coverage of the Dakota Access Pipeline battle in which she chronicled the movement for six consecutive months, resulting in her arrest and ultimately her acquittal....   More >

  RSVP online

Higher Education Researchers Workgroup

Meeting | March 8 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Evans Hall, 766/768 CSHE Conference Room

 Center for Studies in Higher Education

The goal of this new group is to bring together qualitative and quantitative higher education researchers working on issues at Berkeley, the...   More >

  RSVP by emailing Anne Maclachlan at maclach@berkeley.edu

Atif Mian, Asim Khawaja, Maroof Syed, and Saad Gulzar | On "Evidence-based Economic Policy" in Pakistan

Lecture | March 8 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Atif Mian, Professor, Economics, Public Policy and Finance (Princeton University) and Co-Founder & Board Member, Center for Economic Research in Pakistan (CERP); Asim I. Khwaja, Professor, International Finance and Development (Harvard University) and Co-Founder & Board Member, Center for Economic Research in Pakistan (CERP); Maroof A. Syed, President & CEO, Center for Economic Research in Pakistan (CERP) and Director of Pakistan Strategy & Development, Evidence for Policy Design (EPOD-Harvard); Saad Gulzar, Assistant Professor of Political Science, Stanford University

 Munis Faruqui, Chair, Institute for South Asia Studies, Associate Professor of South and Southeast Asian Studies

 Institute for South Asia Studies, The Berkeley Pakistan Initiative, The Centre for Economic Research in Pakistan (CERP), Center on the Politics of Development, Master of Development Practice, Clausen Center for International Business & Policy, Center for Effective Global Action, Department of Economics

A presentation on “evidence based economic policy” in Pakistan, a new initiative led by Princeton economist, Prof. Atif Mian, Harvard economist, Prof. Asim Khawaja, Mr. Maroof Syed, CEO of Center for Economic Research in Pakistan (CERP), and Saad Gulzar, Assistant Professor of Political Science at Stanford University.

RefWorks: Save and Cite Your Sources

Workshop | March 8 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, Bioscience Library Training Room, 2101 VLSB

 Elliott Smith, Emerging Technologies and Bioinformatics Librarian, Library

 Library

RefWorks is an essential research tool. This hands-on workshop will give you practice in saving and organizing your citations and automatically creating bibliographies using RefWorks.

Carbon capture and redirection for enhanced wastewater treatment: Environmental Engineering Seminar

Lecture | March 8 | 12-1 p.m. | 534 Davis Hall

 Dr. Maureen Njoki Kinyua, Assistant Professor, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UC Davis

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

Using Learner-Generated Work as Source Materials for a Language Revitalization Course

Lecture | March 8 | 12-1 p.m. | B-4 Dwinelle Hall

 Julia Nee, PhD Candidate, Linguistics

 Berkeley Language Center

Over the past two years, Julia Nee has been working on language revitalization initiatives with speakers and learners of Teotitlán del Valle Zapotec (TdVZ), an indigenous language spoken by approximately 3,500 people in Oaxaca, Mexico. One of her projects focuses on the development and implementation of several two-week intensive language camps for children ages 5-12.

Yoga for Tension and Stress Relief (BEUHS664)

Workshop | March 8 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 251 Hearst Gymnasium

 Laurie Ferris

 Be Well at Work - Wellness

Practicing yoga can release tension in your joints, give you greater range of motion, and offer increased comfort in all aspects of your life. Learn basic yoga poses and breathing techniques to transform your practice into a moving meditation. Optional: Join the Passport Yoga Passport Challenge and get a different stamp for each class to be entered into a drawing for a yoga prize! Please bring...   More >

  Register online

Solid State Technology and Devices Seminar: Metalorganic Vapor Phase Epitaxy: From Bulk Films to Atomically Thin Layers

Seminar | March 8 | 1-2 p.m. | 521 Cory Hall

 Professor Zakaria Al Balushi, MS&E Berkeley

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

The development of wide bandgap group-III nitrides (AlN, GaN, and InN) thin films and device structures by metalorganic vapor phase epitaxy, is an area of continuing research that is aided by the extensive use of in situ optical characterization techniques. These compound semiconductors were key to the realization of efficient light emitters (visible and UV), robust high-frequency power...   More >

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 3 – December 29, 2019 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 plants from around the world, learn about the vast diversity in the collection, and see what is currently in bloom. Meet at the Entry Plaza.

Free with Garden admission. Advanced registration not required

Dissertation Talk: Crystal-free wireless communication with relaxation oscillators and its applications

Seminar | March 8 | 2-3 p.m. | 490H Cory Hall

 David Burnett

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

This talk pertains to extreme miniaturization of wireless systems by eliminating all off-chip components and all on-chip inductors leading to a chip-scale wireless system, the size of which is a strong function of transistor process. Current complete wireless systems, usually referred to as "modules," have been stuck at approximately 1cm x 1cm in both industry and academia because they require...   More >

Molecular Perspective on Nanoscale Transport: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | March 8 | 2-3 p.m. | 4 LeConte Hall

 Prof. David Limmer, UC Berkeley, Chemistry

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

Understanding how mass, energy, or charge are transported on small scales is challenging, as standard hydrodynamic descriptions developed for macroscopic phenomena need not remain valid. On small scales, matter is discrete, thermal fluctuations render currents stochastic quantities, and nonlinear response is ubiquitous.

In this talk, I will discuss some recent efforts to develop a molecular...   More >

Astrocytes Accumulate Evidence that Actions are Futile and Trigger Behavioral State Switches in Zebrafish

Seminar | March 8 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 560 Evans Hall

 Misha Ahrens, HHMI Janelia Research Campus

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

When a behavior repeatedly fails to achieve its goal, animals often give up and become passive, which can be strategic for preserving energy or regrouping between attempts. It is unknown how the brain identifies behavioral failures and mediates this behavioral state switch. In larval zebrafish swimming in virtual reality, visual feedback can be withheld so that swim attempts fail to trigger...   More >

Student Probability/PDE Seminar: Markovian Solutions of Scalar Conservation Laws

Seminar | March 8 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Fraydoun Rezakhanlou, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

How to Prepare Human Subjects Protocols for Your Research Projects

Workshop | March 8 | 3-4 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Emily Remirez, UC Berkeley Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

 UC Berkeley Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

If you missed the workshop given by the staff of the Office for the Protection of Human Subjects, or even if you were there, you may want to attend one of these workshops given by me -- Emily Remirez, Social Sciences and Humanities SURF Advisor. Note that they are timed to be very shortly after SURF and Haas Scholars human subjects selection, respectively.

I will go through, step by step, the...   More >

MENA Salon: Protest and Demands for Change in Algeria

Workshop | March 8 | 3-4 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Every Friday the CMES hosts an informal guided discussion of current events in the Middle East and North Africa, open to all.

Last week, thousands of Algerians took to the streets in response to the announcement made by the ruling National Liberation Front (FLN) party that President Abdelaziz Bouteflika, 81, would be seeking a fifth term in office after ruling the country uninterruptedly for...   More >

Thinking about Composition: Creative Work, Scholarship, and the Art of Putting Things Together: Sivan Eldar, Myra Melford, Geoffrey O'Brien

Panel Discussion | March 8 | 3 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens

 Townsend Center for the Humanities

Three master practitioners — award-winning composer Sivan Eldar, noted jazz musician and composer Myra Melford, and celebrated poet Geoffrey O'Brien — explore the practice and problem of composition across different artistic media, scholarship, and thought.

The Specter of Communism: Imperial Security and Anti-Colonial Activism in the Gold Coast, 1948 - 1951

Workshop | March 8 | 3-5 p.m. | 3205 Dwinelle Hall

 Chase Arnold, PhD Candidate, University of California, Berkeley

 Department of History, African History Working Group

Each session the Working Group provides feedback to the author of a precirculated paper. Contact Dr. Bruce Hall to receive a copy of that paper.

Prater

Film - Documentary | March 8 | 3 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Filmed on location at the Prater, the famous Viennese amusement park, Ottinger’s award-winning documentary draws a parallel between the illusionary business of carnival freak shows and the bygone era of a cinema of attractions. Ottinger’s beguiling images and sound design capture the visceral and haunting qualities of this historic fairground. Archival film and photos combine with a soundscape...   More >

The Accuracy, Fairness, and Limits of Predicting Recidivism

Seminar | March 8 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 107 South Hall

 Hany Farid

 Information, School of

When algorithms are used for predicting recidivism, do they make the criminal justice system more fair and accurate, or do they perpetuate racial bias?

Student 3-Manifold Seminar: JSJ Decompositions (cont'd)

Seminar | March 8 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Kyle Miller, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

This is a continuation of last week's talk. We will discuss Seifert-fibered spaces and the existence of JSJ decompositions.

Workspace for Working on Your Human Subjects Protocol

Workshop | March 8 | 4-5 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Emily Remirez, UC Berkeley Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

 UC Berkeley Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

Come work on your human subjects protocol in a space where others are doing the same, and one representative of the Haas Scholars or SURF program will be present to answer questions and guide you.

Music Studies Colloquium: Will Straw (McGill U): Night, Noise and the Urbanization of Musical Politics

Colloquium | March 8 | 4:30 p.m. | 128 Morrison Hall

 Department of Music

Will Straw is James McGill Professor of Urban Media Studies. He has been Visiting Professor at the Open University (Budapest), the National Autonomous University of Mexico and the University of Belgrade. He is also Adjunct Research Professor in the Institute for Comparative Studies in Literature, Art and Culture, Carleton University.

Professor Straw has a Bachelor degree in Film Studies, and...   More >

EECS Women's History Month: Hidden Figures Movie Screening

Social Event | March 8 | 5-8 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Come join the UC Berkeley EECS department and CS Kickstart in our screening of Hidden Figures. Movie snacks, popcorn, and soda will be provided.

Everyone welcome!

East Bay World History Reading Group: Tell This in My Memory by Eve M. Troutt-Powell

Meeting | March 8 | 5-7 p.m. |  ORIAS Office

 1995 University Ave Suite 520D, Berkeley, CA 94704

 ORIAS (Office of Resources for International and Area Studies)

Teachers in ORIAS World History Reading Groups read one book each month within a global studies theme. Participants meet monthly to eat and spend two hours in collegial conversation. It is a relaxing, intellectually rich atmosphere for both new and experienced teachers.

 This event is for k-14 teachers.

  Register online or or by emailing Shane Carter at orias@berkeley.edu

The Image of Dorian Gray in the Yellow Press

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Dr. Mabuse (Delphine Seyrig), the president of a multinational press conglomerate, has an unscrupulous plan for the company’s business expansion: to create and control a human being. “Dorian Gray: young, wealthy, handsome. We shall construct him, corrupt him, and destroy him.” Roswitha Mueller wrote, “Ottinger’s ironic references to the world of [Fritz Lang’s] Dr. Mabuse align past with modern...   More >

Benefit Performances of "Our Monologues": 2019 The Nature of Power

Performing Arts - Theater | March 8 – 10, 2019 every day | 7 p.m. |  Wheeler Auditorium

 Gender Equity Resource Center

“Our Monologues” is a benefit production featuring the real stories of students at UC Berkeley. Our mission is to end gender-based violence and promote gender equity on our campus and in our world.

$12 general admission, $20 VIP (online only) includes front row seats, goodie bags, and special gifts from the show

 Please contact ourmonsucb@gmail.com for information about purchasing a subsidized ticket or group tickets. . Buy tickets online