<< April 2019 >>

Thursday, April 4, 2019

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 >

Traditions and Technologies: Ethical Engagements and New Directions in the Study of South Asian Medicines

Conference/Symposium | April 4 | 8 a.m.-4 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 470 (morning) and 10 (afternoon)

 Anthony Cerulli, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Vincanne Adams, UCSF; Shree Padma Holt, Bowdoin College; Lawrence Cohen, UC Berkeley

 Robert P. Goldman, Catherine and William L. Magistretti Distinguished Professor in South and Southeast Asian Studies, UC Berkeley

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Townsend Center for the Humanities, Center for Science, Technology, Medicine, and Society, Program for the Medical Humanities, Catherine and William L. Magistretti Distinguished Professor in South and Southeast Asian Studies, Department of South & Southeast Asian Studies, Department of Anthropology, Medical Anthropology (Joint Program with UCSF)

This day-long symposium aims to create a space for scholars of traditional South Asian Medicines working across disciplines to forge connections and discuss priorities for research directions in the field.

Spring at the Hall

Special Event | March 21 – June 7, 2019 every day | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

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

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.

Applied Math Seminar: Surveillance-evasion games under uncertainty

Seminar | April 4 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Alex Vladimirsky, Cornell University

 Department of Mathematics

Adversarial path planning problems are important in robotics applications and in modeling the behavior of humans in dangerous environments. Surveillance-Evasion (SE) games form an important subset of such problems and require a blend of numerical techniques from multiobjective dynamic programming, game theory, numerics for Hamilton-Jacobi PDEs, and convex optimization. We model the basic SE...   More >

Hungary as a European Hub for Autonomous Vehicle Design and Validation

Seminar | April 4 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 3110 Etcheverry Hall

 Dr. László Palkovics, Minister of Innovation and Technology of Hungary

 Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME)

Abstract: Hungary, having a remarkable performance in the field of automotive industry production capacities, is becoming one of the key European hubs of developing autonomous driving systems with currently more than 10,000 development engineers working on these innovative technologies at various organizations in the country. Hungary also has a leading role in implementing and developing...   More >

Econ 235, Financial Economics Seminar: Higher Moment Risk

Seminar | April 4 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | C330 Haas School of Business

 Christian Jensen, Bocconi

 Department of Economics

Joint with Haas Finance Seminar

The Village: Weaving Local Stories into Theater Epics with Stan Lai

Lecture | April 4 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Osher Theater

 Stan Lai

 Arts + Design

The Village is one of the most celebrated plays of the recent Chinese Theatre. Stan Lai will discuss the unique process he used to create this work, weaving personal stories and using improvisation as a creative tool. In a changing national and cultural context, he will also discuss the role of theatre, film and other cultural forms as vehicles for preserving fragile collective memories. Stan Lai...   More >

The Village: Weaving Local Stories into Theater Epics with Stan Lai

Lecture | April 4 | 12 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Stan Lai’s The Village is one of the most celebrated plays of the recent Chinese theater. Lai—cocurator of this season of Arts + Design Thursdays—will discuss the unique process he used to create this work, weaving together personal stories and using improvisation as a creative tool. He will also consider the role of theater, film, and other cultural forms as vehicles for preserving fragile...   More >

Replication Seminar, "Numerical Methods for Solving Heterogeneous Agents Models""

Presentation | April 4 | 12-2 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Alisdair McKay, Senior Research Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis

 Clausen Center

I will cover two building blocks o fsolution methods for heterogenous agent macroeconomics: the endogenous grid method and non-stochastic simulation. I will describe how these two tools can be combined to solve for the stationary equilibrium, perfect foresight transitions, and fluctuations under uncertainty (Reiter method). I will focus on simple settings (e.g. Aiyagari 1994, Krusell-Smith 1998),...   More >

 Please RSVP:

  RSVP by emailing Joseph G. Mendoza at jgmendoza@berkeley.edu

Oliver E. Williamson Seminar: "The Effects of Parental and Sibling Incarceration: Evidence from Ohio" (joint with Sam Norris and Matt Pecenco)

Seminar | April 4 | 12-1:30 p.m. | C325 Haas School of Business

 Jeff Weaver, USC

 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 >

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.

View from the Top: Judy Chou: Being a Biotech Entrepreneur in a 155-Year-Old Company

Lecture | April 4 | 12-1 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium, 3rd floor

 Judy Chou, Senior VP & Global Head of Biotech, Bayer Pharmaceuticals

 College of Engineering

In her talk, Judy will discuss her experience attempting to combine the strengths of a startup within a mature global organization.

Lunch Poems: Ben Lerner

Reading - Literary | April 4 | 12:10-12:50 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Library

 Lunch Poems

Lunch Poems presents Ben Lerner.

Lunch Poems: Ben Lerner

Reading - Literary | April 4 | 12:10-12:50 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Library

 Lunch Poems

Lunch Poems presents Ben Lerner.

Environmental Sustainability and Housing in California

Panel Discussion | April 4 | 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

Please join us for a discussion with leading experts about enviornmental sustainability and housing in California. We will host Srinidhi Kumar from the California Housing Partnership; Steve Weissman, a lecturer at the Goldman School of Public Policy, and founder and former director of the Energy Program at Berkeley Law; and Seva Rodnyansky, postdoctoral scholar at the Berkeley Institute for the...   More >

Power, Agency and Representation: Filipino Americans in the Visual Arts

Panel Discussion | April 4 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Stephanie Syjuco, Assistant Professor, Art Practice, UC Berkeley; Lordy Rodriguez, Artist; PJ Gubatina Policarpio, Arts Educator

 Filipino and Philippine Studies Working Group

This discussion will look at themes of agency and representation - what kinds of power one can exercise as a Filipino American working in the art world today, how a history of colonialism and dispossession might actually serve as a source of empowerment, and how this peripheral vantage point could lead to new, innovative forms of "seeing".   More >

Detail from "I AM AN..." (Stephanie Syjuco, 2017)

IB Seminar: Evolutionary History of Prey: 600 million Years of Predator-Prey Interactions in Earth’s Oceans

Seminar | April 4 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Michal Kowalewski, Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida

 Department of Integrative Biology

Breastfeeding Your Baby/Returning to Work or School (BEUHS602)

Workshop | April 4 | 1-4:15 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club

 Tina Benitez, IBCLC, Certified Lactation Consultant

 Be Well at Work - Work/Life

This 3 hour class is taught by a certified lactation consultant and is broken up into two parts.
The first portion of the class, 1-3pm, addresses breastfeeding basics and problem solving. The second portion of class, 3:15-4:15pm, covers returning-to-work planning and breast pumps. Those who have already attended a breastfeeding class are welcome to join the last portion of the class.

Please...   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: Causal Effects of Capital Inflows

Seminar | April 4 | 1-2 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Nick Sander, UC Berkeley

 Department of Economics

Guided Tours: Hans Hofmann

Tour/Open House | April 4 | 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

Dads, Daughters and Early Marriage in Migori County, Kenya

Presentation | April 4 | 2-3 p.m. | 5401 Berkeley Way West

 Paula Tavrow, UCLA's Fielding School of Public Health

 Innovations for Youth (i4Y)

Please join us for a new speaker series on child marriage and youth empowerment hosted by Innovations for Youth (i4Y)'s Child Marriage and Youth Empowerment Working Group!

Paula Tavrow​, PhD, is an Associate Adjunct Professor in the Department of Community Health Sciences at UCLA's Fielding School of Public Health. She is also the Director of UCLA's Bixby Program in Population and...   More >

ESPM Seminar Series, Spring 2019

Seminar | April 4 | 3:30 p.m. | 132 Mulford Hall

 Daniel Sanchez

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

Daniel Sanchez, Assistant Extension Specialist at UC Berkeley, will present: "Near-term opportunities for carbon dioxide removal technology." Hosted by Matteo Garbelotto. Meet the speaker and enjoy refreshments after the talk in 139 Mulford Hall.

Statistical and Computational Challenges in Conformational Biology

Seminar | April 4 | 4-5 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Professor Mark Segal, Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, UC San Francisco

 Department of Statistics

Chromatin architecture is critical to numerous cellular processes including gene regulation, while conformational disruption can be oncogenic. Accordingly, discerning chromatin configuration is of basic importance, however, this task is complicated by a number of factors including scale, compaction, dynamics, and inter-cellular variation.

The recent emergence of a suite of proximity...   More >

New approaches for uncovering the role of energy metabolism in health and disease: Dr. Denis Titov, Molecular and Cell Biology Department, UC Berkeley

Seminar | April 4 | 4-5 p.m. | 114 Morgan Hall

 Center for Computational Biology, Nutritional Sciences and Toxicology

Abstract:
Over the last century, many studies have demonstrated that calorie restriction (i.e. decreased food intake) and exercise cause lifespan extension in model organisms and decrease human mortality from age-associated diseases. Many physiological changes...   More >

POSTPONED - Narratives of Progress and Protection, Contradiction and Refusal: Indigeneity, Gender and Citizenship

Lecture | April 4 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 691 Barrows Hall

 Center for Race and Gender

THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED TILL FURTHER NOTICE


Fantasia Painter, PhD Candidate in Ethnic Studies, Researcher for the Native/Immigrant/Refugee: Crossings Research Initiative in the Center for Race & Gender

Raquel Pacheco, President’s Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Anthropology, UC Santa Cruz

Will China Save The Planet?

Lecture | April 4 | 4-5 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Barbara Finamore, Senior Strategic Director for Asia, Natural Resources Defense Council

 Ralph Cavanagh, Energy Co-Director of the Climate & Clean Energy Program, Natural Resources Defense Council

 Institute of International Studies, Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

Now that Trump has turned the United States into a global climate outcast, will China take the lead in saving our planet from environmental catastrophe? Many signs point to yes. China, the world's largest carbon emitter, is leading a global clean energy revolution, phasing out coal consumption and leading the development of a global system of green finance.

But as leading China environmental...   More >

Brexit, Britain, Scotland: The Future of the UK

Lecture | April 4 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 220 (Geballe Room)

 Allan Little, Former BBC Correspondent

 Institute of European Studies, St. Andrews' Society of San Francisco, Center for British Studies, Anglo-American Studies Program - Berkeley Law

Will Brexit lead to the break-up of Britain and to the independence of Scotland? Allan Little, a prominent BBC journalist, will give a presentation about Brexit and its impact on the United Kingdom. In his talk, Little will focus on the history of the UK nation-state in a broader European, perspective, and will reflect on its future after Brexit. He will pay special attention to the consequences...   More >

Allan Little

Graduate Student Happy Hour!

Social Event | April 4 | 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.

Avalokitasvara / Avalokiteśvara, Amitābha / Amitāyus and pratyekabuddha / pratyayabuddha: Misinterpretations of Gāndhārī Buddhism by Sanskrit Composers of the Mahāyāna Scriptures

Lecture | April 4 | 5-7 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Seishi Karashima, Soka University, Tokyo

 Center for Buddhist Studies

Śākyamuni seems to have preached in a colloquial language, namely Māgadhī. The scriptures of early Buddhism were transmitted also in various colloquial languages, e.g. Pāli. Probably, many of the early Mahāyāna scriptures were originally transmitted in colloquial languages as well, e.g. Gāndhārī, which were later gradually translated into...   More >

Linguistic Anthropology and Literary and Cultural Studies: A Mellon Foundation Sawyer Seminar: Session 6: Politics

Conference/Symposium | April 3 – 4, 2019 every day | 5-7 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Michael Silverstein, University of Chicago; Jackie Urla, University of Massachusetts, Amherst; Tristram Wolff, Northwestern University; Judith Irvine, University of Michigan; Sarah Kessler, University of Southern California

 Department of Comparative Literature, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

This is the sixth of seven two-day meetings of a Mellon Foundation Sawyer Seminar taking place throughout 2018-2019. The seminar aims to explore the potential of a set of concepts, tools, and critical practices developed in the field of linguistic anthropology for work being done in the fields of literary and cultural criticism.

Spring 2019 LEP Global Book Club: The Displaced: Refugee Writers on Refugee Lives

Meeting | March 14 – May 2, 2019 every Thursday with exceptions | 5-6 p.m. | 110 César E. Chávez Student Center

 SLC Language Exchange Program, UC Berkeley Student Learning Center

You're invited to join the Spring 2019 LEP Global Book Club! This semester, we will be reading The Displaced: Refugee Writers on Refugee Lives. Edited by Cal grad and Pulitzer Prize-Winning author Viet Thanh Nguyen, this book features the works of refugee writers from around the world. Engaging with their stories provides intimate insight into the realities faced by millions of people in...   More >

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The Human Body in the Age of Catastrophe: Brittleness, Integration, Science and the Great War

Lecture | April 4 | 5-6:30 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, 142 (Nestrick Room)

 Stefanos Geroulanos, Professor of History, NYU; Stefan-Ludwig Hoffman, Professor of History, UC Berkeley

 Department of History, Department of Rhetoric, Center for New Media

The injuries suffered by soldiers during WWI were as varied as they were brutal. How could the human body suffer and often absorb such disparate traumas? Why might the same wound lead one soldier to die but allow another to recover? In The Human Body in the Age of Catastrophe, Stefanos Geroulanos and Todd Meyers uncover a fascinating story of how medical scientists came to conceptualize the body...   More >

DCRP Lecture: Devanne Brookins

Lecture | April 4 | 5:30-7 p.m. | 106 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

Thursday | April 4th | 5:30 pm | The Role of Informal Institutions in Change: Urban Land and Transportation in Ghana

Finding the Right Postdoc

Panel Discussion | April 4 | 6-7:15 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 QB3 - California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences

What makes for a GREAT postdoc experience, and how can you ensure that this next step in your training will prepare you for a successful career? Panelists will discuss the process of identifying and pursuing postdoctoral opportunities. Why do a postdoc? What factors are important to consider, such as opportunities for publishing, relationships with colleagues/supervisors, funding? What are the...   More >

Curator's Circle: Wine and Walkthrough of the Goodman Belco Photography Collection

Special Event | April 4 | 6 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Please join us to celebrate the extraordinary gift of a major photography collection donated to BAMPFA by William Goodman and Victoria Belco in memory of their daughter Teresa Goodman. We will start in Babette cafe with a reception and toast to Bill and Victoria, followed by a tour of the remarkable exhibition Unlimited: Recent Gifts from the William Goodman & Victoria Belco Photography...   More >

Black Interiors: Sweat

Film - Feature | April 4 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Sweat is evidence of labor. Tonight’s films reflect the inner worlds of black working people, asking us to consider not only the material outcomes of their efforts but the moments of tension, pleasure, communion, and delight that give “black labor power” its depths. An excerpt from Right On/Be Free featuring the Alvin Ailey dance company’s Judith Jamison transitions to scenes of black workers in...   More >

Astronomy Night at UC Berkeley

Lecture | April 4 | 7-10 p.m. | 131 Campbell Hall

 Fatima Abdurrahman, UC Berkeley

 Department of Astronomy

Come join us at Campbell Hall on the UC Berkeley campus on April 4th for a FREE night of astronomy and stargazing on the roof with our fleet of telescopes. UC Berkeley graduate student Fatima Abdurrahman will be telling us all about black holes.

Caliban's Curse: with Viet Thanh Nguyen (2019 Jonathan Bedri Distinguished Writer in English)

Lecture | April 4 | 8 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, 315, Maude Fife

 Viet Thanh Nguyen, University Professor, Aerol Arnold Chair of English, and Professor of English, American Studies and Ethnicity, and Comparative Literature, USC English

 Department of English

We are excited to announce that English alumnus Viet Thanh Nguyen will be giving a talk, "Caliban's Curse", on Thursday, April 4th at 8pm in Maude Fife room (315 Wheeler Hall). Viet is the 2019 Jonathan Bedri Distinguished Writer in English. His debut novel, The Sympathizer, won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 2016. He is also know for the short story collection, The Refugees. Currently, he is...   More >

The Tallis Scholars: Music Inspired by the Sistine Chapel

Performing Arts - Music | April 4 | 8-10 p.m. |  First Congregational Church

 2345 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 The Tallis Scholars, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

Program:
Palestrina/Missa Assumpta est Maria (Kyrie)
Morales/Regina caeli
Palestrina/Missa Ecce ego Johannes (Gloria)
Festa/Quam pulchra es
Carpentras/Lamentations
Palestrina/Missa Papae Marcelli (Credo)
Allegri/Miserere
Palestrina/Missa Confitebor tibi domine (Sanctus)
Campkin/Miserere Mei
Josquin/Inter natos mulierum
Palestrina/Missa Brevis (Agnus)

$42-76 (prices subject to change)

  Tickets go on sale August 7. Buy tickets online or by calling 510-642-9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

The Tallis Scholars perform Music Inspired by the Sistine Chapel Thursday, April 4, 2019 in First Congregational Church.

Friday, April 5, 2019

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 >

2019 Stanford-Berkeley Graduate Student Conference In Premodern Chinese Humanities

Conference/Symposium | April 5 | UC Berkeley Extension (Golden Bear Center), IEAS Conference Room (510A)

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS), Stanford Center for East Asian Studies

Initiated in 2014, the annual Stanford-Berkeley Graduate Student Conference on Premodern Chinese Humanities brings together graduate students from around the country and around the world who specialize in pre-modern Chinese studies.This national meeting of graduate students specializing in premodern Chinese studies aims to bring together young scholars from geographically distant institutions to...   More >

Visit Day for Admitted Students

Special Event | April 5 |  2451 Ridge Road, Shire Hall (Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership)

 Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership

Visit the UC Berkeley campus, learn more about the Master of Engineering Program, and meet with current students, staff, and faculty. You will also experience a taste of the engineering leadership case discussion as well as learn about our career services!

Future of Social Ventures Conference and GSVC Global Finals: Celebrating 20 Years of the Global Social Venture Competition

Conference/Symposium | April 5 | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Haas School of Business

 Institute for Business and Social Impact

Join us on Friday, April 5th at the Haas School of Business for the Future of Social Ventures Conference and GSVC Global Finals with members of the social impact community to advance and accelerate burgeoning social ventures from around the world.

$15 Students, Faculty and Staff $40 Alumni and General Public

  Register online

IEEE Full-stack Blockchain Development Tutorial: This tutorial is co-located with five other IEEE conferences (IEEE DAPPCON, IEEE SOSE, IEEE MobileCloud, IEEE BigDataService, IEEE AITest) in 2019

Workshop | April 5 | 8:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. |  DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Newark - Fremont

 Dr. Lennart Frantzell, Developer Advocate, IBM; Dr. Divyesh Jadav, Manager in Cloud, IoT & Systems Lifecycle Analytics department, IBM Almaden Research Center; Dr. Chang-Wu Chen, Adjunct assistant professor, Department of Computer Science, National Chengchi University; HU Yao-Chieh, Research scholar, UC Berkeley Blockchain Lab; LEE Ting-Ting, Research scholar, UC Berkeley Blockchain Lab

 Ethereum Foundation, IBM

Coupon Code $100 Off for Berkeley Students: IEEETutorial2019

Registration Website: https://www.payblock.cash/event/dappcon-tutorial

IEEE DappCon'19 Conference: https://www.dappcon.net

Announcements.
- The tutorial registrants must bring their own laptop with any OS like Ubuntu or Mac, Window OS.
- We will send the software installation guidelines to the audience by April 2, 2019, if it...   More >

Key Issues in the Current Global Economy

Conference/Symposium | April 5 | 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS)

What are the contours of superpower competition? How do middle powers interact with great powers in the 21st century? In East Asia, what options do middle powers in Asia such as

Spring at the Hall

Special Event | March 21 – June 7, 2019 every day | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

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

Global Ethnobotany Class with Kathleen Harrison

Course | April 5 | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Ethnobotanist Kathleen Harrison will share wide-ranging botany and history, with hands-on examples, images and stories about plant and mushroom uses from around the globe. A 4-part series, 1 day/month for 4 months. Learn about human uses of plants around the world. Observe cross-cultural patterns of traditional knowledge and practice in relationship to nature.

$350 / $325 UCBG Members Ticket price is for all sessions of this four-part class; classes can not be registered for individually

  Register online or by calling 510-664-7606

'Information and Uncertainty in Data Science' Discussion Forum

Meeting | April 5 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 190B Doe Library

 Berkeley Institute for Data Science

The 'Information and Uncertainty in Data Science' Discussion Forum is a forum for open inquiry and discussion about a wide range of recurring data science fundamentals, including information, uncertainty, entropy, bits, probability, machine learning, generalization, and others. All interested members of the UC Berkeley, UCSF, LBL and LLNL communities are welcome and encouraged to attend.

Certificate Program in Clinical Research Conduct and Management Online Information Session

Information Session | April 5 | 12-12:30 p.m. |  Online

  , Berkeley, CA

 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

Herta Müller, the Aktionsgruppe Banat, and Literary Cartographies in Late 20th-Century Romanian Literature

Lecture | April 5 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 270 Stephens Hall

 Dana Bizuleanu, Lecturer, Department of Applied Languages, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania; Marius Conkan, Research Assistant, Department of Comparative Literature, Babes-Bolyai University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania

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

In Communist Romania one had freedom, as long as one took freedom. This is what the members of the Aktionsgruppe Banat believed when they started a literary circle in the 1970s and gradually broke with the tradition of Rumäniendeutsche Literatur. Protest, experiment, and the German village stand at the core of their literature. Having come into contact with members of the group,...   More >

Pleasure, Activated: Locating the Power of Reading

Panel Discussion | April 5 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 113 César E. Chávez Student Center

 Beth Piatote, Associate Professor, Native American Studies; Eric Naiman, Professor, Comparative Literature and Slavic Languages & Literatures; Ian Duncan, Professor, English; Stephen M. Best, Associate Professor, English

 Student Learning Center Writing Program

This faculty panel focuses on the relationship between reading and writing. Panelists will discuss how reading informs their scholarship and academic voice. Come discover how you can cultivate productive reading habits to broaden your intellectual repertoire and take your writing to new heights!

  RSVP online

Household Reservoirs of Enteric Pathogens in Rural Bangladesh: Environmental Engineering Seminar

Lecture | April 5 | 12-1 p.m. | 534 Davis Hall

 Erica Fuhemeister and Jean van Buren, PhD candidate, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, UC Berkeley

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

Dancing for Fun and Fitness (BEUHS605)

Workshop | April 5 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 251 Hearst Gymnasium

 Nadia Qabazard

 Be Well at Work - Wellness

Fit some fun and fitness into your day with these free, beginner dance classes. Zumba will be 9/7, Salsa will be 10/19, Hula / Polynesian will be11/2, and Zumba / Salsa will be 12/7. No partner required. Comfortable clothing and athletic shoes recommended.

  Register online

Solid State Technology and Devices Seminar: Deep Cytometry and Other Applications of Time Stretch Instruments

Seminar | April 5 | 1-2 p.m. | Cory Hall, The Hogan Room, 521

 Professor Bahram Jalali, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, UCLA

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Deep learning has achieved spectacular performance in image and speech recognition and synthesis. It is naturally
suited for applications where large amounts of data are available. Pioneered and advanced in the last 20 years, high
throughput instruments based on the Photonic Time Stretch have established record realtime measurement speed in
spectroscopy, interferometry, OCT, and imaging flow...   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

Disentangling The Strange Metal: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | April 5 | 2-3 p.m. | 4 LeConte Hall

 Prof. James Analytis, UC Berkeley, Physics

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

Our research focuses on the discovery and understanding of exotic materials manifesting novel quantum phenomena that have both fundamental and technological implications, particularly superconductors, exotic magnets and topological materials. Many of the physical problems we are interested in transcend a single material.

Student Probability/PDE Seminar: Lipschitz Minorants of Lévy Processes

Seminar | April 5 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Mehdi Ouaki, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

For $\alpha >0$, the $\alpha$-Lipschitz minorant of a càdlàg function f is the greatest $\alpha$-Lipschitz function that is dominated by f. We study the joint law of any two-sided Lévy process $(X_t)_{t \in \mathbb R}$ and its $\alpha$-Lipschitz minorant $(M_t)_{t \in \mathbb R}$. In particular, we consider $\mathcal Z$ to be the set of points where $X$ meets $M$, and prove that...   More >

Special Quantum Geometry Seminar: There and back again: from the Borsuk-Ulam theorem to quantum spaces

Seminar | April 5 | 2:10-3 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Piotr M. Hajac, Institute of Mathematics, Polish Academy of Sciences/ University of Colorado, Boulder

 Department of Mathematics

Assuming that both temperature and pressure are continuous functions, we can conclude that there are always two antipodal points on Earth with exactly the same pressure and temperature. This is the two-dimensional version of the celebrated Borsuk-Ulam Theorem which states that for any continuous map from the n-dimensional sphere to n-dimensional real Euclidean space there is always a pair of...   More >

MENA Salon: The Christchurch Massacre and responses from MENA

Workshop | April 5 | 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.
On March 15th 2019, a self-claimed white nationalist walked into a mosque in Christchurch, New Zealand killing and wounding scores of worshippers during the Friday prayer. As the massacre sent shockwaves around the world, leaders responded with condolences and grief,...   More >

Language as Symbolic Power: What's in it for Foreign Language teachers?

Lecture | April 5 | 3-5 p.m. | Dwinelle Hall, B-4 (Classroom side)

 Claire Kramsch, Professor Emerita, German & Graduate School of Education

 Berkeley Language Center

As I am transforming my Language & Power syllabus into a book for Cambridge UP series “Key Topics in Applied Linguistics”, I have been overwhelmed by the extent to which language these days is used to exert symbolic power, symbolic violence and even “symbolic warfare” (Brooks, 2017) both in politics and in everyday life. Yet as language teachers, we still teach language as if it consisted merely...   More >

Deformation Theory Seminar: Superpotentials in Mirror Symmetry

Seminar | April 5 | 3-4:20 p.m. | Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, Baker Room

 Christopher Kuo, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

We will discuss the appearance of superpotentials for matrix factorizations from the symplectic side of Mirror Symmetry in the SYZ construction, with the monomial terms corresponding to components of the canonical boundary divisor.

Composition Colloquium: Aviya Kopelman

Colloquium | April 5 | 3 p.m. | 250 Morrison Hall

 Department of Music

Aviya Kopelman is a leading Israeli composer, born in Moscow, raised in Jerusalem and living in Tel-Aviv. Since 2014 she serves as the Composer-in-Residence of the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra. Right upon her graduation recital, Aviya grabbed the attention of all of Israel’s major newspapers, that described her music as “distinct, radical, pure, expressive, dramatic, and personal”.

One of the...   More >

Basic Needs, Access, and Marketplace Structures

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

 Michael Buckland & Clifford Lynch

 Information, School of

Connecting Needs, Documentation, and Evidence
Michael Buckland
A hermeneutic approach suggests a possible conceptual bridge between the most basic need for information and designs for the organization of access to recorded evidence. A brief continuation of our discussion on February 8.

New Marketplace Structures for Cultural Products and Implications for Stewardship
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Logic Colloquium: Uniform bounds in Number Theory via Model Theory

Colloquium | April 5 | 4-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 François Loeser, Sorbonne Université

 Department of Mathematics

I will present some recent applications of Model Theory to uniform bounds in questions arising from Number Theory.

Student 3-Manifold Seminar: Haken hierarchies

Seminar | April 5 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Michael Klug, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Compact surfaces with non-positive Euler characteristic can be inductively decomposed by cutting along finitely many properly embedded loops and arcs until one is left with a collection of disks; such a decomposition is called a hierarchy. An analogue up a dimension is called a Haken manifold, which can be inductively decomposed by cutting along two-sided incompressible surfaces until one is left...   More >

Music Studies Colloquium: Travis Jackson (Chicago): Children of the New World, circa 1953: Inequality and the Twinned Histories of Ethnomusicology and Jazz Studies

Colloquium | April 5 | 4:30 p.m. | 128 Morrison Hall

 Department of Music

Jackson interested, above all, in two intertwined processes: the ones through which musical sounds come into being and those that occur when groups and individuals engage with sounds—through listening, dancing, writing, etc. Much of his work, then, sits at the place where ideas about composition, recording and distribution meet those about reception and its embeddedness in culture, society, race,...   More >

Tony Stewart | Subjunctive Explorations - Fictive Sufi Tales of Early Modern Bengal: The 2nd ISAS-VSB Lecture on Religion in the Modern World

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

 Tony K. Stewart, Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Chair in Humanities Professor and Chair, Department of Religious Studies, Vanderbilt University

 Robert Goldman, Professor of Sanskrit and Catherine and William L. Magistretti Distinguished Professor in South & Southeast Asian Studies

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Vedanta Society Berkeley, The Subir & Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies, Center for Dharma Studies, Center for the Study of Religion

A lecture by Prof. Tony K. Stewart, professor of religion at Vanderbilt University, and a specialist in the religions and literatures of the Bengali-speaking world.

Gehen | Bleiben: Whether to remain or to leave

Film - Series | April 5 | 6-8:30 p.m. | Goethe-Institut San Francisco, Auditorium, Auditorium

 530 Bush Street, San Francisco, CA 94108

 Angst essen Seele auf (Fear Eats the Soul) by Rainer Werner Fassbinder Germany 1974

 Department of History, German Historical Institute Pacific Regional Office Berkeley, Institute of European Studies, Alliance Francaise San Francisco, Goethe-Institute San Francisco

A film series focusing on the everyday life of migrants and migrants in the making: Through the lens of intimate relationships and a ground-up historical perspective, five curated documentaries and films explore the causation and consequences of international and global migration.

Chamisso’s Shadow: A Journey to the Bering Sea in Three Chapters. Chapter 3: Kamchatka and Bering Island

Film - Documentary | April 5 | 6:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

In 2014, Ottinger journeyed to the distant regions of the Bering Sea—to Alaska, then Chukotka, and on to Kamchatka—following along the paths of historic expeditions and explorers, such as the naturalist Georg Willem Steller and Vitus Bering; later, Captain James Cook; and, still later, the poet and botanist Adelbert von Chamisso, who traveled with Otto von Kotzebue. Over a three-month period,...   More >

Stolen Kisses

Film - Feature | April 5 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

The third film in François Truffaut’s Antoine Doinel series finds Doinel (Jean-Pierre Léaud) dishonorably discharged from the army and looking for work on the streets of Paris. Finding shelter with his girlfriend and her sympathetic parents, he begins working as a private detective (Truffaut’s nod to Buster Keaton’s hapless gumshoe in Sherlock Jr.). His new career brings him into the orbit of the...   More >

University Symphony Orchestra

Performing Arts - Music | April 5 | 8 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

David Milnes, music director
Amadeus REGUCERA Eternity will be Velocity
BERG Three Pieces for Orchestra
STRAUSS Ein Heldenleben



Established in 1923, the UC Berkeley Symphony Orchestra is the oldest performing arts ensemble in the University of California system. Throughout its long history, the orchestra has provided students and other members of the campus community with the...   More >

$20 General Admission, $15 non-UCB students, seniors, current/retired Berkeley staff & faculty, groups 10+, $5 UC Berkeley students

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BAMPFA Student Committee Film Festival

Film - Series | April 5 | 9 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Join the BAMPFA Student Committee for their annual student film festival, held in the Barbro Osher Theater for the first time this year. Open to the public, this special event comprises short films made by students in Berkeley and the wider Bay Area, selected by the Student Committee for your viewing pleasure. Program details will be announced in March.