<< May 2019 >>

Friday, May 10, 2019

ESPM Graduate Research Symposium

Conference/Symposium | May 10 | 8:30 a.m.-8:30 p.m. |  David Brower Center

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

The ESPM Graduate Research Symposium is an annual event in the Department of Environmental Science, Policy and Management that celebrates and showcases graduate student research.This year the event will be held on Friday, May 10th, 2019 at the David Brower Center's Goldman Theater. The day’s events will include finishing talks from graduating ESPM PhD students, the ESPM departmental Awards...   More >

Dissertation Talk: The Design and Implementation of Low-Latency Prediction Serving Systems

Seminar | May 10 | 9-10 a.m. | 606 Soda Hall

 Daniel Crankshaw

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Machine learning is being deployed in a growing number of applications which demand real-time, accurate, and cost-efficient predictions under heavy query load. These applications employ a variety of machine learning frameworks and models, often composing several models within the same application. However, most machine learning frameworks and systems are optimized for model training and not...   More >

American Studies Spring Conference 2019

Conference/Symposium | May 10 | 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. |  Women's Faculty Club

 Christine Rosen, Associate Professor, Haas School of Business; Scott Saul, Professor, English; Alex Craghead, PhD Candidate, Department of Architecture, College of Environmental Design; Chi Elliott, Assistant Professor, African American Studies; Greil Marcus, Visiting Professor, American Studies and English; Tessa Rissacher, Undergraduate Student, English and Theater/Performance Studies

 Mary Ryan, Professor Emeritus, Berkeley and Johns Hopkins

 American Studies

American Studies Spring Conference 2019

Botanical Illustration: Flowers with Catherine Watters

Workshop | May 9 – 10, 2019 every day | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

This two-day class will focus on flowers and introduce you to the fascinating world of Botanical Art. Catherine Watters will teach you to observe, measure and draw plants in great detail and with botanical accuracy. Students will work with graphite, colored pencil and watercolors. All levels are welcome.

$190, $175 members

  Register online or by calling 510-664-7606

Applied Math Seminar: Integral equation modeling for anomalous diffusion and nonlocal mechanics

Seminar | May 10 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Max Gunzburger, Florida State University

 Department of Mathematics

We use the canonical examples of fractional Laplacian and peridynamics equations to discuss their use as models for nonlocal diffusion and mechanics, respectively, via integral equations with singular kernels. We then proceed to discuss theories for the analysis and numerical analysis of the models considered, relying on a nonlocal vector calculus to define weak formulations in function space...   More >

Dancing for Fun and Fitness (BEUHS605)

Workshop | May 10 | 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

SLAM: Leading and Negotiating Effectively

Workshop | May 10 | 12:30-5:30 p.m. | 177 Stanley Hall

 QB3 - California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences

When you register, you will have the opportunity to indicate specific...   More >

Dissertation Talk: Towards Automatic Machine Learning Pipeline Design

Presentation | May 10 | 1-2 p.m. | 380 Soda Hall

 Mitar Milutinovic

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

In the talk we will present our work in designing components for an AutoML solution.

Solid State Technology and Devices Seminar: High-Q chalcogenide device platform without direct etching process for non-linear and mid-IR Applications

Seminar | May 10 | 1-2 p.m. | Cory Hall, The Hogan Room, 521

 Sangyoon Han, Postdoc, KAIST, Korea

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

In this talk, I will show our new device platform that defines chalcogenide devices without direct etching process. Using our platform, we have demonstrated chalcogenide resonators with record high (for on-chip chalcogenide devices) Q-factor (1.2 x 10^7) and Brillouin lasers with record low (for on-chip chalcogenide devices) threshold power (2.5mW).

Dissertation Talk: Expert-Level Detection of Acute Intracranial Hemorrhage on Head Computed Tomography using Deep Learning

Presentation | May 10 | 1-2 p.m. |  Sutardja Dai Hall

 WEICHENG KUO

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Head CT is the workhorse medical imaging modality used worldwide to diagnose neurologic emergencies. We demonstrated state-of-the-art exam-level classification performance, comparable to that of U.S. board-certified radiologists, in addition to robust localization of abnormalities, both of which are important to this application.

Dissertation Talk: Solving Hard Computational Problems using Oscillator Networks

Seminar | May 10 | 3-4 p.m. | Cory Hall, 540A/B

 Tianshi Wang, UC Berkeley

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Over the last few years, there has been considerable interest in Ising machines, ie, analog hardware for solving difficult (NP hard/complete) computational problems effectively. We present a new way to make Ising machines using networks of coupled self-sustaining nonlinear oscillators. Our scheme is theoretically rooted in a novel result that connects the phase dynamics of coupled oscillator...   More >

Composition Colloquium: Nathaniel Stookey

Colloquium | May 10 | 3 p.m. | 250 Morrison Hall

 Department of Music

First commissioned by the San Francisco Symphony at age 17, Nathaniel Stookey has collaborated with many of the world's great orchestras including The Philadelphia Orchestra, The Cleveland Orchestra, The Chicago Symphony Orchestra, The Los Angeles Philharmonic, The National Symphony, The Toronto Symphony, The City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra, and The Hallé Orchestra, where he was...   More >

Solving Hard Computational Problems using Oscillator Networks: PhD Dissertation Talk

Seminar | May 10 | 3-4 p.m. | 540 Cory Hall

 Tianshi Wang, Graduate Student, EECS Department, UC Berkeley

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

I will show that the phase dynamics of sub-harmonically injection locked coupled oscillator systems are governed by a Lyapunov function that continuizes the Ising Hamiltonian.
This result is used to devise a new Ising machine scheme that can use oscillators from many different physical domains.
A demonstration of a prototype CMOS oscillator-based Ising machine of 240 spins will follow the talk.

Changing Production and Distribution Systems for Mass-Market Cultural Materials and Implications for Stewardship: The Case of Video Materials

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

 Clifford Lynch

 Information, School of

The way in which video (including âfilmâ) materials are produced and the pathways by which they are distributed have changed radically from the days of VHS or even DVD. This has broad implications for our cultural memory institutions and also for efforts to attempt to even understand patterns of availability of material for libraries, or the stewardship status of materials. Iâll present what I...   More >

Dissertation Talk: Efficient Sampling of SAT and SMT Solutions for Testing and Verification

Seminar | May 10 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 373 Soda Hall

 Rafael Dutra

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

The problem of generating a large number of diverse solutions to a logical constraint has important applications in testing, verification, and synthesis for both software and hardware. The solutions generated could be used as inputs that exercise some target functionality in a program or as random stimuli to a hardware module. The sampling of solutions can be combined with techniques such as fuzz...   More >

Student Hosted Colloquium in Inorganic Chemistry: Using N,O to get to Yes. Catalytic Amination of Alkenes for Small Molecule and Polymer Synthesis

Seminar | May 10 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Laurel Schafer, Department of Chemistry, University of British Columbia Vancouver

 College of Chemistry

N,O-Chelated ureate complexes of early transition metals can be used to catalytically add amines and N-heterocycles to both terminal and internal alkenes by hydroaminoalkylation. This alkene hydrofunctionalization reaction results in the generation of Csp3-Csp3 bonds in an atom-economic fashion and offers alternative disconnection strategies for the assembly of - and β-substituted...   More >

Saturday, May 11, 2019

FULL: FAMILY PROGRAM: Flower Crafting for Mother's Day

Workshop | May 11 | 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Come join us for a 'floriferious' day making delightful crafts and gifts for mom and family. Garden staff and volunteers will lead you at stations making floral crowns, herbal bath salts, pressed floral cards, and more!

Enjoy floral tea and cookies as you craft the morning away!

$24 Adult, $24 Child, $20 Member Adult, $20 Member Child

 WORKSHOP IS FULL.

Monday, May 13, 2019

Renovating Democracy: Book Talk with Nathan Gardels and Nicolas Berggruen

Presentation | May 13 | 12-1 p.m. | 820 Barrows Hall

 Nicolas Berggruen, Chairman and Founder, Berggruen Institute; Nathan Gardels, Editor-in-Chief, The WorldPost

 Laura Tyson, Faculty Director, Berkeley Haas Institute for Business and Social Impact

 Social Science Matrix

Join us Monday, May 13th at 12pm as Nathan Gardels and Nicolas Berggruen, co-founders of the Berggruen Institute, will discuss their book, Renovating Democracy: Governing in the Age of Globalization and Digital Capitalism, with Laura Tyson, Distinguished Professor of the Graduate School at the Haas School of Business & Faculty Director of the Institute for Business & Social Impact.

  RSVP online

String-Math Seminar: Wilson Lines, Instantons, and Deformed W-algebras

Seminar | May 13 | 2-3 p.m. | 402 LeConte Hall | Note change in date

 Nathan Haouzi, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Wilson loops are important observables in gauge theory. In this talk, we study half-BPS Wilson loops of a large class of five dimensional supersymmetric quiver gauge theories with 8 supercharges, in a nontrivial instanton background. The Wilson loops are codimension 4 defects of the quiver gauge theory, and their interaction with self-dual instantons is captured by a 1d ADHM quantum mechanics. We...   More >

Dissertation Talk: A Hierarchical Approach to the Design and Optimization of Silicon Photonics

Seminar | May 13 | 3-4 p.m. | Cory Hall, 540A/B

 Andrew Michaels

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Silicon photonics is a rapidly maturing platform for optical communication and sensing. As systems leveraging silicon photonics have grown in size and complexity, so too has the demand for high performance silicon photonics components. In order to meet these demands, we propose a hierarchical approach to design and optimization of silicon photonics components. Our approach applies simple physical...   More >

Enhancing Computational Mechanics with Deep Learning

Seminar | May 13 | 4-5 p.m. | 3110 Etcheverry Hall

 Sam Raymond, Doctoral Candidate, Center for Computational Engineering, MIT

 Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME)

Abstract: Machine Learning and numerical simulation represent two distinct approaches to researchers and engineers wanting to predict and understand the behavior of complex systems. Machine Learning trusts entirely in the data to hold the key and numerical simulation relies solely on the fundamental laws of nature. While each approach has been wildly successful in solving problems in science and...   More >

How Do Communities Heal After an Incident of Sexual Violence?

Panel Discussion | May 13 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 820 Barrows Hall

 Kendra Fox-Davis, Complaint Resolution Officer, Office for the Prevention of Harassment and Discrimination; Tobirus Newby, Licensed Clinical Social Worker, University Health Services Social Services Counseling; Julie Shackford-Bradley, Coordinator and Co-founder, Restorative Justice Center; Liat Wexler, Prevention Manager for Staff and Faculty, PATH to Care Center, UC Berkeley

 Rodolfo Mendoza-Denton, Professor, UC Berkeley Department of Psychology

 Social Science Matrix

How do we move forward after an incident of sexual violence or harassment involving members of our community? Please join us for a panel discussion and Q&A with representatives from the UC Berkeley Office for the Prevention of Harassment and Discrimination, PATH to Care Center, Restorative Justice Center, and other campus organizations.

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

The Worldwide #MeToo Movement: A Conference on Global Resistance to Sexual Harassment and Violence

Conference/Symposium | May 14 | 8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. |  Boalt Hall, School of Law

 Berkeley Law Executive Education, Berkeley Comparative Equality & Anti-Discrimination Law Study Group

Last year, women across the globe were tweeting #MeToo. This year, we’re organizing for solutions.

On May 14, 2019, legal scholars and practitioner-experts from around the world will gather at Berkeley Law with lawyers and other specialists. The goal of this conference is to examine the systemic issues that permit sexual harassment and explore creative solutions developed across the globe to...   More >

Compensation and Benefits: BPM109

Workshop | May 14 | 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 24 University Hall

 Scott Dinkelspiel; Janet Suko

 Human Resources

The content covers the basics of managing employee compensation and understanding the benefits structure at UC Berkeley.

The Benefits section covers benefits eligibility, related benefits packages, and the employment/life events that impact benefits.

BIO Express Travel Signature Day

Workshop | May 14 | 9 a.m.-2 p.m. | International House, Great Hall

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Berkeley International Office has set aside this special day for *express* travel signatures just for you! Stop by any time during the hours below to get your documents signed on the spot (please read below—""Do You Really Need a Travel Signature?"").

Come to the I-House Great Hall during the following days and times for your Express Travel Signature.
Tuesday, May 7, 10am -...   More >

May Open Berkeley Site Builder Training

Workshop | May 14 | 9:30-11:30 a.m. | 104A Banway Building

 2111 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94720

 Information Services and Technology (IST)

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

Career Lab: Negotiating Offers –Preparation and Practice

Workshop | May 14 | 12:15-1:30 p.m. | 177 Stanley Hall

 QB3 - California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences

Interactive career labs will start with 15-20 minutes topic overview and discussion, then participants will have the opportunity to work on their own materials in peer-to-peer pairs, with career advisor assistance. Career Lab group size is capped at 20 participants, so please sign up early to ensure a spot! You are encouraged to bring printed copies of your materials and/or your laptop....   More >

Dissertation Talk: Design and Physics of VCSELs for Emerging Applications

Seminar | May 14 | 2:30-3:30 p.m. | Cory Hall, 400 Hughes Room

 Jonas Kapraun, UC Berkeley

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Vertical cavity surface emitting lasers (VCSELs) have been widely employed in short distance optical interconnects. Recently however a series of emerging applications are creating a rapidly growing demand for compact, low cost and high-performance light sources...   More >

Dissertation Talk: Monolayer Transition Metal Dichalcogenide NanoLEDs: Towards High Speed and High Efficiency

Seminar | May 14 | 2:30-4 p.m. | 540AB Cory Hall

 Kevin Han

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Monolayer transition metal dichalcogenides (TMDCs) are a class of 2D semiconductors with attractive properties for future nanoscale optoelectronics such as light sources and detectors. However, due to their single molecule thickness, they are sensitive to environmental factors such as moisture, limiting operation of most light-emitting devices to high vacuum conditions. In this talk, I will...   More >

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Informational Appetites + (un)Natural Statistics = “Screen Addiction”

Seminar | May 15 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 560 Evans Hall

 William Softky, Visiting scholar, Bioengineering Department, Stanford University

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

It is a truth not yet universally acknowledged that a self-regulating system which is stable in one environment can become unstable when the environment changes. This truth is called homeostatic fragility. Mathematically, the key mechanism is sign-reversal, which converts a negative-feedback loop into a positive-feedback loop. Sign-reversal explains all sorts of self-regulatory malfunctions in...   More >

FDA Division of Applied Regulatory Science: Bridging the gap between scientific innovation and drug regulation

Seminar | May 15 | 12-1 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Alexandre Ribeiro, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Center for Drug Evaluation & Research

 Bioengineering (BioE)

The US Food and drug Administration (FDA) established a strategic plan in 2011 for developing regulatory science dedicated to new tools, standards, and approaches to assess the safety, efficacy, quality, and performance of FDA-regulated products. Following this goal, the Division of Applied Regulatory Science was formed in the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER) with the mission of...   More >

Two-Year Home Country Physical Presence Requirement Workshop

Workshop | May 15 | 2-4 p.m. | International House, Sproul Rooms

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

J-1 and J-2 visitors subject to this requirement must return to their country of legal permanent residence for two years or obtain a waiver before being eligible for certain employment visas such as H (temporary employment), L (intra-company transfer), or Permanent Resident status ("green card"). Not all J visitors are subject as it depends on specific factors.

At this workshop, you will...   More >

Dissertation Talk: Context and Interaction in the Internet of Things

Seminar | May 15 | 3-4 p.m. | 540AB Cory Hall

 Matt Weber, UC Berkeley

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Future IoT killer apps leveraging ubiquitous sensors and actuators will create value in emergent properties of composition and contextual awareness. This talk focuses on two key aspects of principled IoT design: (1) using contextual information from the physical world, and (2) enabling interaction and composition across distributed cyber physical systems. These challenges are mutually...   More >

Authors Alliance 5th Birthday Party with special guests: Beyond the Bookshelf: Empowering Authors and Reaching Readers in the Digital Age

Panel Discussion | May 15 | 5:30-8:30 p.m. |  David Brower Center

 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Brewster Kahle, Digital Librarian and founder, Internet Archive; Jeffrey MacKie-Mason, University Librarian, University of California Berkeley; Randy Schekman, 2013 Nobel Laureate and Professor of Cell and Developmental Biology, University of California Berkeley

 Molly Shaffer Van Houweling, Professor of Patent Law and Intellectual Property, University of California Berkeley

 Lawrence Lessig, Professor of Law and Leadership, Harvard Law School

 Abby Smith Rumsey

 Library, Law, Boalt School of, Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Join us for Beyond the Bookshelf: Empowering Authors and Reaching Readers in the Digital Age, an evening of conversation and ideas celebrating five years of Authors Alliance. We'll kick off the party with a wine and appetizer reception, followed by a panel discussion on how authors create, share, and preserve knowledge in an ever-changing media landscape.

free This event is free, but seating is limited and registration is required.

  Registration opens April 10. Register online by May 15.

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Dissertation Talk: Scalable Systems for Large-Scale Dynamic Connected Data Processing

Presentation | May 16 | 9-10 a.m. | 405 Soda Hall

 Anand Padmanabha Iyer

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

BIO Express Travel Signature Day

Workshop | May 16 | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. | International House, Great Hall

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Berkeley International Office has set aside this special day for *express* travel signatures just for you! Stop by any time during the hours below to get your documents signed on the spot (please read below—""Do You Really Need a Travel Signature?"").

Come to the I-House Great Hall during the following days and times for your Express Travel Signature.
Tuesday, May 7, 10am -...   More >

Representation Theory and Mathematical Physics Seminar: Poisson sigma models, abelianization and extended monodromy

Seminar | May 16 | 4-5 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

 Ivan Contreras, Amherst College

 Department of Mathematics

The reduced phase space of the Poisson Sigma Model (PSM) comes equipped with a symplectic groupoid structure, when the worldsheet is a disk and the target Poisson structure is integrable. In this talk we describe an extension of this construction when we consider surfaces with arbitrary genus, obtaining the abelianization of the original groupoid. We will also describe the obstructions for...   More >

Friday, May 17, 2019

Phoenissae workshop

Conference/Symposium | May 17 | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 mario telo

 Department of Classics

A one-day symposium on Euripides' Phoenissae.
Speakers: Johanna Hanink, Sarah Olson, Lauri Reitzammer, Mario Telo', Anna Uhlig

Dissertation Talk: Generalization via Self-Directed Learning

Presentation | May 17 | 12-1 p.m. | Soda Hall, 510 (VCL)

 Deepak Pathak, Computer Science, UC Berkeley

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Generalization, i.e., the ability to adapt to novel scenarios, is the hallmark of human intelligence. While we have systems that excel at recognizing objects, cleaning floors, playing complex games and occasionally beating humans, they are incredibly specific in that they only perform the tasks they are trained for and are miserable at generalization. Could actually optimizing towards...   More >

Machine Learning for the Developing World using Mobile Communication Metadata

Seminar | May 17 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 107 South Hall

 Muhammad Raza Khan

 Information, School of

A report on Ph.D. dissertation research

Researchers working on the problems associated with the developed world generally have access to rich and diverse datasets like social media activity, sensors data, etc. However, the same is not correct about the developing world where access to comprehensive datasets is one of the most significant issues in the research. Social networks and...   More >

Monday, May 20, 2019

EH&S 403 Training Session

Course | May 20 | 10:30-11:30 a.m. | 370 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.

In Global Transit Forced Migration of Jews and Other Refugees (1940s – 1960s)

Conference/Symposium | May 20 | 4-9 p.m. |  Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)

 Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, Germany Historical Institute, Pacific Regional Office

Against the backdrop of ongoing debates about global migration and its conse-quences, the German Historical Institute Washington and its Pacific regional office have organized a series of conferences on the history of forced migration and the experiences of refugees in collaboration with the German Historical Institute London and the Beijing and Delhi offices of the Max Weber Foundation....   More >

Analysis and PDE Seminar: Concentration and Growth of Laplace Eigenfunctions

Seminar | May 20 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Jeffrey Galkowski, Northeastern University

 Department of Mathematics

In this talk we will discuss a new approach to understanding eigenfunction concentration. We characterize the features that cause an eigenfunction to saturate the standard supremum bounds in terms of the distribution of $L^2$ mass along geodesic tubes emanating from a point. We also show that the phenomena behind extreme supremum norm growth is identical to that underlying extreme growth of...   More >

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

In Global Transit Forced Migration of Jews and Other Refugees (1940s – 1960s)

Conference/Symposium | May 21 | 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. |  Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)

 Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, Germany Historical Institute, Pacific Regional Office

Against the backdrop of ongoing debates about global migration and its conse-quences, the German Historical Institute Washington and its Pacific regional office have organized a series of conferences on the history of forced migration and the experiences of refugees in collaboration with the German Historical Institute London and the Beijing and Delhi offices of the Max Weber Foundation....   More >

Haunts and Horrors

Seminar | May 21 | 9-9:30 a.m. | Barrows Hall, Radio broadcast, ON-AIR ONLY, 90.7 FM

 Eliot Bessette, PhD Candidate, Department of Film and Media; Andrew Saintsing, PhD Student, Department of Integrative Biology

 KALX 90.7 FM

Tune in to The Graduates this Tuesday for an interview with Eliot Bessette from the Department of Film and Media at UC Berkeley. Eliot is a PhD candidate whose research focuses on horror movies and haunted house attractions.

Eliot Bessette

CANCELED: Spring Floral Centerpiece Design with B-Side Farm

Workshop | May 21 | 2-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden | Canceled

 Botanical Garden, B-Side Farm and Floral Design

Join us on the deck of Julia Morgan Hall for Spring Centerpiece Design with Lennie Larkin of B-Side Farm and Floral Design. In this workshop, Lennie will introduce her methods for making a low, wild centerpiece with local seasonal flowers from her North Bay farm and others. Whether you’re new to flowers or an expert dabbler, you’ll find a comfortable and supportive environment in this small,...   More >

$95/$85 UCBG Member

What's Next? A Practical Approach to Improving Your Well-being and Resilience Over 50:

Workshop | May 21 | 2:30-4:30 p.m. | 150 University Hall

 Human Resources

In this highly interactive workshop, the presenter will describe a simple but powerful research-based framework that participants will use to assess their current resilience in nine different areas to identify where they most need to focus, and the practical steps that they can take to increase their resilience and well-being. Career and non-career implications will be explored.

If you would...   More >

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

In Global Transit Forced Migration of Jews and Other Refugees (1940s – 1960s)

Conference/Symposium | May 22 | 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. |  Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)

 Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life, Germany Historical Institute, Pacific Regional Office

Against the backdrop of ongoing debates about global migration and its conse-quences, the German Historical Institute Washington and its Pacific regional office have organized a series of conferences on the history of forced migration and the experiences of refugees in collaboration with the German Historical Institute London and the Beijing and Delhi offices of the Max Weber Foundation....   More >

What is Consciousness?

Seminar | May 22 | 5:45-7 p.m. |  The Octopus Literary Salon

 2101 Webster St, Oakland, CA 94612

 Dr. Nir Lahav

 The CLEAR Project

What is consciousness, exactly? Does the brain create it? Or is a spiritual phenomenon that can't be reduced to matter? In most of human history, these kinds of questions were studied solely by philosophers. But in the last two decades, the question of consciousness has reached the fields of neuroscience and even physics.

In this PubScience, we will consider why consciousness is so interesting...   More >

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Running Effective Meetings: BPM 209

Workshop | May 23 | 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 24 University Hall

 Rebecca Anderson; Kelly McNeese

 Human Resources

The content covers the roles and skills necessary for effective meeting facilitation.

Friday, May 24, 2019

Integral Taiji and Qigong

Workshop | May 24 | 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

Korean Film Workshop: Stupendous Villainy in Korean Cinema

Workshop | May 24 | 1-5:40 p.m. | Institute of East Asian Studies (Golden Bear Center, 1995 University Ave., 5th floor), Conference Room

 Soh-Youn Kim, Dankook University; Robert Cagle, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign; Sue Heun Kim Asokan, UC Irvine; Jinhee Park, USC; David Scott Diffrient, Colorado State University

 Hye Seung Chung, Colorado State University; Kelly Jeong, UC Riverside

 Center for Korean Studies (CKS)

Sessions:
Depth of Evil, World of Crime
Changing Contour of Others

Saturday, May 25, 2019

Korean Film Workshop: Stupendous Villainy in Korean Cinema

Workshop | May 25 | 8:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | Institute of East Asian Studies (Golden Bear Center, 1995 University Ave., 5th floor), Conference Room

 Keung Yoon Bae, Harvard University; Chan Yong Bu, Princeton University; Jina Kim, University of Oregon

 Joseph Jonghyun Jeon, UC Irvine

 Center for Korean Studies (CKS)

Sessions
The Past, Present, and Echoes
Roundtable Discussion

Reunifying Tea Ceremony with Fabula Tea

Workshop | May 25 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. |  Hearst Museum of Anthropology

 Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

Tea ceremony as a ritual can provide the bridge between the inner and outer worlds, the sacred and the mundane. It is also away to help reintegrate the individual back into the communal, thus reunifying the often fragmented modern selves with the great harmony of humanity.

For this workshop, join us as we explore the Gongfu Cha Tea Ceremony, an ancient ritual that utilizes fine...   More >

$45

  Buy tickets online

SOLD OUT - Botanical Perfume Workshop with Jessica Hannah

Workshop | May 25 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join us for this two hour beginners natural perfume workshop. You'll learn about the history and art of natural perfumes. You will create a formula with oils from around the world, including Italian bergamot, Haitian vetiver, Bulgarian rose, and more.

Beginner Natural Perfume Workshop Includes:
15 natural essential oils and absolutes to sample
Your formula blended into a .25 oz...   More >

$85 / $75 UCBG Members

 SOLD OUT - email gardenprograms@berkeley.edu to be added to the waitlist.

Holding Space Workshop

Workshop | May 25 | 1 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

An installation of hand-woven rugs provides the setting for a weaving workshop and a place to connect with the experience of embodied art making, working through social justice issues in community by moving and making together. Alongside artists Angie Wilson and Rashidi Omari, create woven work while reflecting on universality, race, gender, and interconnectedness.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Computer Health Matters: User Friendly Workstations (BEUHS400)

Workshop | May 29 | 8:30-9:30 a.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

 Greg Ryan, Ergonomics@Work

 Be Well at Work - Ergonimics

Learn how to set up a user-friendly workstation and practice stretches to help relieve computer-related aches and pains. This workshop is required to qualify for computer ergonomics matching funds.

  Register online

Recruiting and Hiring Staff: BPM108

Workshop | May 29 | 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. | 24 University Hall

 Ozzy Garcia; Tara Hertstein; Marc Ovalle

 Human Resources

The content covers how to effectively recruit and hire staff based on federal and state regulations and UC policies to conduct consistent, legal, and fair hiring processes through all stages of the full-cycle recruitment process.

SOLD OUT - iPhoneography: Using Your Smartphone to Make and Edit Photographs

Workshop | May 29 | 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Let award winning photographer and iPhoneograper, Yoni Mayeri, show you how to capture and edit images utilizing your iPhone. Learn the best practices for photographing and editing using exclusively the iPhone.

$65 / $60 UCBG Member

 SOLD OUT - email gardenprograms@berkeley.edu to be added to the waitlist.

Photo by Yoni Mayeri

Keyboards and Mice: Ergonomic Alternatives (BEUHS401)

Workshop | May 29 | 9:45-10:45 a.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

 Greg Ryan, Campus Ergonomist, Be well at Work - Ergonomics

 Be Well at Work - Ergonimics

Learn about the ergonomics of keyboards and pointing devices, including appropriate workstation set-up, postures, and techniques for using them. Find out about the keyboards and pointing devices covered by the Computer Ergonomics Matching Funds Program. Enroll online at the UC Learning Center.

  Register online

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Nimble Learning: Growing Your Ability to Flourish with Angela Stopper

Workshop | May 30 | 10:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | 150 University Hall

 Angela Stopper, PhD, Director of Learning and Development

 Business Process Analysis Working Group, Agile, Cal Assessment Network, Berkeley Facilitators Network

Cultivate Improvement - Grow Your Improvement Toolkit

This year-long series about continuous improvement explores methods and techniques we can all use to better our effectiveness at work. Topics will include growing staff capabilities, visual...   More >

EH&S 403 Training Session

Course | May 30 | 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.

Varsity Blues: A Discussion on Ethical College Admissions Advising

Panel Discussion | May 30 | 6-7:30 p.m. | 206 UC Berkeley Extension (Golden Bear Center)

 Gael Casner, founder and partner, College Find; Dr. Elizabeth Stone, Executive Director, Campanile College Admissions Counseling

 UC Berkeley Extension

The Independent Education Consulting industry is growing and with growth comes growing pains. Recent admission improprieties and the coverage that followed remind us of our responsibility to our collective representation, individual responsibility and unavoidable hazards of our occupation.

Join us for a candid and serious conversation on ethical admissions advising. Three seasoned Independent...   More >

  Register online

Friday, May 31, 2019

Hard Songs conference

Conference/Symposium | May 31 | 250 Morrison Hall

 Department of Music

“Artifice and complexity” is the phrase commonly used to characterize the aesthetic world cultivated by fifteenth-century composers. Their music employs dense contrapuntal structures, extensive intertextuality, and elaborate transformations like retrograde and mensuration canons. Viewed from the vantage point of the sixteenth century (following the advent of music printing and the religious...   More >

R.A.D. Self Defense for Women (BEUHS062)

Workshop | May 31 | 8:30 a.m.-1 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Ed Center

 Karen Patchell, Be Well at Work Faculty & Staff Health Program; Kim Guess, Be Well at Work Faculty & Staff Health Program

 Gender Equity Resource Center, and Be Well at Work Faculty and Staff Health Programs

Fri 5/19 and 6/7; 8.30 am – 1 pm, Tang Education Center

R.A.D. for Women is a 9 hour comprehensive, women* and femmes course that begins with risk awareness and progresses to the basics of hands-on defense training. This course is part of Cal Self Defense for All (CSDA), a program that addresses violence and harassment in our community by empowering members of our community to know about the...   More >

The Global Rise of National Populism: Summer Institute for Community College Educators

Workshop | May 31 – June 1, 2019 every day | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | UC Berkeley Extension (Golden Bear Center), Suite 510 Conference Room

 Shane Carter

 ORIAS (Office of Resources for International and Area Studies)

News of the past few years has increasingly featured accounts of rising national populism in the form of public demonstrations, rhetoric, political leadership, public rhetoric, and more. To examine this global phenomenon, the 2019 Summer Institute for Community College Instructors pivots away from a World History focus toward Global Studies.

 This event is for community college teachers and AP-level high school teachers.

free

  Registration opens January 9. Register online or or by emailing Shane carter at orias@berkeley.edu by May 11.

SOLD OUT: Drawing on the Run with Karen LeGault

Workshop | May 31 | 10 a.m.-3 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Do you ever want to stop and sketch your views while you are traveling or visiting special places? Using pen and ink, pencil and colored pencil, we will go through some exercises to learn a few simple but effective techniques to record our experiences so we can enjoy them, or even work from them, later.

$75 / $65 UCBG Members

 SOLD OUT - email gardenprograms@berkeley.edu to be added to the waitlist.