<< October 2019 >>

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

National Nanotechnology Day: This date pays homage to the nanometer scale, 10–9 meters.

Special Event | October 9 |  Memorial Glade

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

National Nanotechnology Day (#NationalNanoDay) is an annual celebration featuring a series of community-led events and activities on or around October 9 to help raise awareness of nanotechnology, how it is currently used in products that enrich our daily lives, and the challenges and opportunities it holds for the future. This date, 10/9, pays homage to the nanometer scale, 10–9 meters.

The...   More >

CAMPUS CLOSED Wednesday 10/9

Miscellaneous | October 9 | 5 a.m.-10 p.m. | all Cory Hall

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Cory and Soda Halls are closed because of a power outage. All classes and department events have been cancelled for the day.

BPM 106 Taking Disciplinary Action

Workshop | October 9 | 9 a.m.-3 p.m. | #24 University Hall

 Human Resources

This workshop is for UC Berkeley Staff. The content provides the information and skills needed to more confidently deal with unacceptable employee behavior and performance.

  Register online

*CANCELED* Spying on the immune system *CANCELED*

Seminar | October 9 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building | Canceled

 Stephen Elledge, Harvard Medical School

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Diversity and Inclusion Focus Group

Meeting | October 9 | 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 775B Tan Hall

 College of Chemistry

One of the initiatives that stemmed from the results of our academic climate survey is the Diversity and Inclusion Focus Group (DIFG) series. These College of Chemistry-wide focus groups aim to provide a structured, recurring, neutral space for members of the CoC community to:

- regularly explore and engage in challenging conversations about a variety of topics that have been identified as...   More >

Study Abroad Office Hours at EOP

Miscellaneous | October 2 – December 4, 2019 every Wednesday with exceptions | 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, EOP at MLK BNorth

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Interested in studying abroad? A Berkeley Study Abroad Peer Adviser will hold office hours at EOP every Wednesday from 11:30am-1:30pm during the fall semester to answer questions about program options, scholarships, how to apply and additional services offered!

Sign-up for a spot on http://tinyurl.com/eopstudyabroad.

Public Investments and Class Gaps in Parents' Educational Expenditures: A Demography Brown Bag Talk

Colloquium | October 9 | 12-1 p.m. | 2232 Piedmont, Seminar Room

 Margot Jackson, Professor, Sociology, Brown University

 Population Science, Department of Demography

Margot Jackson’s research is in the broad areas of social inequality and stratification, social demography and public policy, with an emphasis on inequality of educational opportunity and health among children and families.


Seminar | October 9 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 VLSB, Grinnell-Miller Library


 Museum of Vertebrate Zoology

MVZ Lunch is a graduate level seminar series (IB264) based on current and recent vertebrate research. Professors, graduate students, staff, and visiting researchers present on current and past research projects. The seminar meets every Wednesday from 12- 1pm in the Grinnell-Miller Library. Enter through the MVZ's Main Office, 3101 Valley Life Sciences Building, and please let the receptionist...   More >

BioE Seminar - CANCELLED "Cell and Protein Therapeutics Using Polymeric Hydrogel Carriers": Bioengineering Department Seminar

Seminar | October 9 | 12-1 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall | Canceled

 Dror Seliktar, Israel Institute of Technology

 Bioengineering (BioE)

Cancelled due to power outage.

Our research is focused on the design of engineered hydrogel biomaterials that can harness natural cellular and molecular healing pathways to enhance functional tissue regeneration...we developed a novel biomimetic material that can harness the inductive properties of the natural blood clot protein fibrinogen.   More >

Zelia Nuttall, The Drake Plate of Brass, and the Hunt for Drake's Fair Bay

Lecture | October 9 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility) | Canceled

 Melissa Darby, Visiting Research Scholar, Department of Anthropology, Portland State University

 Archaeological Research Facility

The theory that Francis Drake and the crew of the Golden Hind landed in California was not always universally accepted. In the early twentieth century new clues to Drake’s movements in the Pacific came to light with the findings of anthropologist Zelia Nuttall, one of the founders of the anthropology department at the University of California, Berkeley. Her research in Mexican and European...   More >

Plant and Microbial Biology Seminar: "Biosynthesis of membrane lipids in the archaeon Sulfolobus acidocaldarius"

Seminar | October 9 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall

 Paula Welander, Stanford University

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

Paula Welander is a microbiologist who received her undergraduate degree from Occidental College in Los Angeles. She pursued her PhD studies in microbiology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and completed her postdoctoral studies at MIT in the Departments of Biology and of Earth, Atmospheric, and Planetary Sciences. Paula joined the Stanford faculty in 2013 where her current...   More >

Neoliberalism, Ordoliberalism, and the Future of the European Union

Lecture | October 9 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 Thomas Biebricher, Professor of Political Theory and Philosophy at the Goethe University, Frankfurt

 The Program in Critical Theory, Department of Political Science, International and Area Studies (IAS)

In this seminar we will investigate the role that neoliberal, ordoliberal and conservative ideas play in the political economy of the European Union. This entails an examination of the basic set up of European Union and Eurozone and how they correspond to neoliberal designs of a supranational federation, and, particularly, an analysis of the institutional restructuring of the Eurozone in response...   More >

CANCELLED: University Wind Ensemble: Noon Concert Series

Performing Arts - Music | October 9 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall | Canceled

 Department of Music

Matthew Sadowski, Director

Free. No reserved seating.

Doors: 12:00pm
Concert: 12:15-1pm

Cancelled: Financing Study Abroad

Information Session | October 9 | 2-3 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, MLK BNorth, Room 82A

 Berkeley Study Abroad

*This event has been cancelled due to the power outage.*

We apologize for the inconvenience and look forward to having you join us when the same workshop is offered again on November 14, 2019 5-6pm.

Topology Seminar (Introductory Talk): Introduction to Outer space

Seminar | October 9 | 2:10-3 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall | Canceled

 Karen Vogtmann, University of Warwick

 Department of Mathematics

Outer space is a contractible space on which the group $Out(F_n)$ of outer sutomorphisms of a free group acts with finite stabiizers. It is analogous to the symmetric space of positive-definite quadratic forms, with its action by $GL(n, \mathbb Z)$ or the Teichmuller space of a surface, with its action by the mapping class group of the surface. I will define Outer space, then show how to find a...   More >

Weekly Coffee Break

Social Event | August 28 – December 11, 2019 every Wednesday | 3-4 p.m. |  Windmill Coffee House

 2131 Durant, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Berkeley International Office's Coffee Break is a weekly opportunity for UC Berkeley global students to meet and engage with one another in a relaxing environment. It’s a chance to enjoy free coffee, share stories about your experiences on campus, and get to know Berkeley International Office advisers. All UC Berkeley students are invited. Students are free to talk about anything, but we'll also...   More >

CANCELLED - BLISS Seminar: Statistical and computational perspective of mixture and hierarchical models

Seminar | October 9 | 3-4 p.m. | 400 Cory Hall | Canceled

 Nhat Ho, UC Berkeley

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

The growth in scope and complexity of modern data sets presents the field of statistics and data science with numerous inferential and computational challenges, among them how to deal with various forms of heterogeneity. Mixture and hierarchical models provide a principled approach to modeling heterogeneous collections of data. However, it has been observed that statistical estimation methods,...   More >

The Servant

Film - Feature | October 9 | 3:10 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

“Don’t be fooled . . . by PBS prestigerie like Upstairs Downstairs,” critic Raymond Durgnat wrote in 1977 (and decades later, we would add Downton Abbey to the comparison); “they’re nostalgic recuperations of all the tensions plotted by Harold Pinter and Joseph Losey in this, their seminal study of master-servant relationships. How and why does the rich young man with aristocratic pretensions...   More >

CANCELLED - EECS Colloquium: Metric Telepresence

Colloquium | October 9 | 4-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, 306 (HP Auditorium) | Canceled

 Yaser Sheikh, Facebook Reality Labs

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

CANCELLED due to campus shutdown.

Causal Inference about Gun Violence: Neyman Seminar

Seminar | October 9 | 4-5 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Dylan Small, University of Pennsylvania

 Department of Statistics

Gun violence is a problem in America. I will briefly describe some open areas of research about gun violence prevention that statisticians might be able to contribute to. Then I will discuss two attempts at causal inference about gun violence prevention policies that I have worked on, and highlight some ideas about causal inference I have sought to use in this work.

Topology Seminar: The rational Euler characteristic of $Out(F_n)$

Seminar | October 9 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 3 Evans Hall | Canceled

 Karen Vogtmann, University of Warwick

 Department of Mathematics

The rational Euler characteristics of many arithmetic groups can be expressed in terms of values of zeta functions, and Harer and Zagier showed that the same is true for surface mapping class groups. J. Smillie and I found a generating function for the rational Euler characteristic of $Out(F_n)$ in 1987. This made computer calculations possible but did not yield qualitative information. I will...   More >

2019 Fall Teacher Leadership Invitational: Session 1

Workshop | October 9 | 4:30-7 p.m. |  Berkeley Way West

 California Reading & Literature Project

CRLP's Fall 2019 Teacher Leadership Series will focus on previewing one of CRLP's latest PD options: Learning How English Works. Topics will include Protocols for Analyzing Student Work Samples, Grammar Mini-Lessons in Designated ELD, and Exploring the Consultancy Protocol for Improving Team Meetings

CANCELLED: Feminist Open Access and Internet Publishing

Conference/Symposium | October 9 | 5-8 p.m. | 220 Stephens Hall

 Francesca Coppa; Kristina Busse; Karen Hellekson

 Center for New Media, Townsend Center for the Humanities, D-Lab, Information, School of, Film & Media Studies, Library

CANCELLED DUE TO POWER OUTAGES . Discover how the Organization of Transformative Works built a radical model for non-corporate, user-driven, online participatory cultures. The OTW supports Archive of Our Own, a fan works archive, free from advertising and corporate ownership, and Transformative Works and Cultures, an open access jour

EVENT CANCELED: Raj Rewal | Alternate Modernity: Space, Structures, Sustainability and Traditional Values

Lecture | October 9 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Raj Rewal, Architect

 Andrew Shanken, Professor of Architecture and Acting Vice-Chair for Faculty, College of Environmental Design; Atreyee Gupta, Assistant Professor of Global Modern Art and South and Southeast Asian Art, History of Art Department

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies, South Asia Art Initiative, Department of History of Art, College of Environmental Design, Global Urban Humanities

A talk by one of India's best-known architects, Raj Rewal

Traditional vs. Professional Master of Science Degree Workshop

Workshop | October 9 | 5-6 p.m. | 402 Latimer Hall

 Dr. Keith Alexander, Executive Director, Product Development Program

 Department of Chemical Engineering

Are you a student with a chemical sciences background who wants to learn more about your post-grad options?
Have you ever wondered what the difference was between a traditional and a professional Master of Science degree?
Does a career in industry interest you more than a PhD?

If so, join the Executive Director of the Product Development Program, Dr. Keith Alexander, for our Traditional...   More >

Toastmasters on Campus Club: Learn public speaking

Meeting | January 14, 2015 – December 18, 2019 every Wednesday | 6:15-7:30 p.m. | 3111 Etcheverry Hall

 Toastmasters on Campus

Toastmasters has been the world leader in teaching public speaking since 1924. Meetings are an enjoyable self-paced course designed to get you up and running as a speaker in only a few months.

LAEP Lecture Series: Brad Samuels

Lecture | October 9 | 6:30-8 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

Wed, Oct 9, 6:30pm - Brad Samuels is Founding Partner at SITU. Trained as an architect, he leads a team of designers, computer scientists, researchers and researchers and planners to develop new tools and methods for human rights fact finding and reportin

Journeys Beyond the Cosmodrome

Film - Documentary | October 9 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

This haunting, poetic film calls forth the dreams of nine sixteen-year-old orphans in Kazakhstan. With the aid of filmmakers Jeanne C. Finley and Lyazzat Khanim, the teens present vividly imagined visions of their future lives. Their current reality is quickly changing as they prepare to move away from the only place they’ve known as home and the only family they’ve ever had. The fact that these...   More >

Cine Latino: ¡Las Sandinistas!

Film - Documentary | October 9 | 7-9 p.m. | 160 Kroeber Hall

 Center for Latin American Studies

¡Las Sandinistas! reveals the untold stories of Nicaraguan women warriors and social revolutionaries who shattered barriers during Nicaragua’s 1979 Sandinista Revolution and the ensuing U.S.-backed Contra War. Today, as the current Sandinista government is erasing these women's stories of heroism, social reform, and military accomplishments from history books, these same women are fighting to...   More >

(Image from ¡Las Sandinistas!)

Thursday, October 10, 2019

Ombuds Day Celebration

Tour/Open House | October 10 | 8-10:30 a.m. |  Fox Cottage

 Staff Ombuds Office

Join us for coffee in celebration of the second national Ombuds Day! Please stop by the Fox Cottage to say hello, chat with your campus Staff Ombuds, and learn more about ombuds services.

Paris/Berkeley/Bonn/Zürich Analysis Seminar: Resonances and spectral gap of random hyperbolic surfaces

Seminar | October 10 | 9:10-10 a.m. | 238 Sutardja Dai Hall

 Frédéric Naud, Sorbonne Université

 Department of Mathematics

In this talk we will define a notion of random (infinite volume) covers of surfaces modeled over a classical model of random regular graphs. We will then investigate the spectral gap of those random surfaces as the degree goes to infinity and prove an explicit a.a.s. result that generalizes the famous 3/16 of Selberg. Joint work with Michael Magee.

Applied Math Seminar: Fast boundary integral tools for the rheology of periodic suspensions and other Stokes flow problems

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

 Alex Barnett, Flatiron Institute

 Department of Mathematics

Integral equation methods are ideal for high-order accurate, linear-scaling solvers for viscous flows involving rigid or non-rigid particles, possibly in confined geometries. We focus on computing the effective shear viscosity of a suspension of 2D rigid particles with periodic boundary conditions, whose applications include industrial flows and complex fluids. We overview recent new tools needed...   More >

Econ 235, Financial Economics Seminar: “Debt versus Equity in Liquidity Provision”

Seminar | October 10 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | C210 Haas School of Business

 Yao Zeng, Foster School of Business; University of Washington

 Department of Economics

Joint with Haas Finance Seminar

3-Manifold Seminar: The classification of noncompact surfaces

Seminar | October 10 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Ethan Dlugie, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Much of what we know about mapping class groups of compact surfaces stems from their well known classification. In recent years, much effort has been directed towards understanding "big" mapping class groups, i.e. the mapping class groups of surfaces of infinite type. In this talk, we'll walk through Ian Richards' proof that such surfaces are completely classified by their space of ends. We'll...   More >

Film Screening - The Long Shadow

Film - Documentary | October 10 | 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium

 john powell, Haas Institute; Frances Causey

 400 Years of Resistance to Slavery and Injustice

Of all the divisions in America, none is as insidious and destructive as racism. In this powerful documentary, the filmmakers, both privileged daughters of the South, who were haunted by their families slave owning pasts, passionately seek the hidden truth and the untold stories of how America—guided by the South's powerful political influence—steadily, deliberately and at times secretly,...   More >

Mindful Awareness: Guided Meditation

Miscellaneous | August 29 – November 21, 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.

Oliver E. Williamson Seminar Joint with IO Seminar:"Auto Dealer Loan Intermediation: Consumer Behavior and Competitive Effects"

Seminar | October 10 | 12-1:30 p.m. | C330 Haas School of Business

 Tobias Salz, Professor, MIT

 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 >

Aza Raskin: Human Protective Design

Presentation | October 10 | 12 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

This week’s A + D Thursdays speaker is Aza Raskin, a cofounder of the Center for Humane Technology, which is leading the charge in reversing the digital attention crisis and realigning technology with humanity’s best interests. Among his previous accomplishments, Raskin helped build the web at Mozilla as head of user experience; founded Massive Health (an early consumer health behavior change...   More >

Aza Raskin: Human Protective Design

Lecture | October 10 | 12-1:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Aza Raskin

 Arts + Design

Aza Raskin, cofounder of Center for Humane Technology

This week’s speaker is Aza Raskin, a cofounder of the Center for Humane Technology, which is leading the charge in reversing the digital attention crisis and realigning technology with humanity’s best interests. Among his previous accomplishments, Raskin helped build the web at Mozilla as head of user experience; foundin Massive Health (an...   More >

IB Seminar: Cloud Forests, Confiscations and Conetainers: Adventures in Plant Conservation

Seminar | October 10 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Vanessa Handley, UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley

 Department of Integrative Biology

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

Cells that Tile Your Brain: astrocyte roles in neural circuits

Seminar | October 10 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

 Baljit Khakh, University of California, Los Angeles, Department of Physiology

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

ESPM Seminar Series, Fall 2019: Ken Alex

Seminar | October 10 | 3:30 p.m. | 132 Mulford Hall

 Ken Alex

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

Ken Alex, Director of the Project Climate initiative in the Center for Law, Energy & the Environment at Berkeley Law, will present: "Increasing the pace and scale of carbon removal from California's natural and working lands." Coffee will be available before the talk at 2:30PM in 139 Mulford; meet the speaker after the talk in 139 Mulford Hall.

Centennial Event - "Winning the Vote": The Triumph of the American Woman Suffrage Movement

Presentation | October 10 | 4-6 p.m. | Women's Faculty Club, Stebbins Lounge

 Robert P.J. Cooney, National Women's History Project

 Women's Faculty Club

Author Robert P.J. Cooney speaks on his book "Winning the Vote: The Triumph of the American Woman Suffrage Movement" - Three generations of suffragists fought, sacrificed and suffered to win the vote for half the American population. Cooney captures their heroic struggle through images and stories of their intensity, indignation, strategies and humor. Come to learn and celebrate their battle that..

  RSVP by calling Front Desk at 510-642-4175, or by emailing Front Desk at womensfacultyclub@gmail.com by October 9.

Savannah Shange and the Black/Girlhood Imaginary

Colloquium | October 10 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 691 Barrows Hall

 Dr. Savannah Shange, University of California, Santa Cruz

 Center for Race and Gender

In conversation with Dr. Savannah Shange (Assistant Professor in Anthropology at University of California, Santa Cruz), the Black/Girlhood Imaginary working group will have an open discussion related to Black feminisms, methodologies, and Black girlhood. We theorize “Black/Girlhood Imaginary” through temporality, embodiment, performance (Taylor, 2003), and confinement. We believe that,...   More >

POSTPONED - CRG Thursday Forum Series: Savannah Shange and the Black/Girlhood Imaginary

Panel Discussion | October 10 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 691 Barrows Hall | Canceled

 Savannah Shange, Assistant Professor of Anthropology, UC Santa Cruz

Black/Girlhood Imaginary, Executive Director, CRG Research Working Group

 Center for Race and Gender

UC Santa Cruz anthropologist and author of Progressive Dystopia: Abolition, Antiblackness, + Schooling in San Francisco, Savannah Shange in conversation with members of the Black/Girlhood Imaginary Working Group.

Event co-sponsored by the Thelton E. Henderson for Social Justice at Berkeley Law.

CRG Thursday Forums are open to the public and the location is wheelchair accessible. Light...   More >

  RSVP online

Mathematics Department Colloquium: Quantum ergodicity and delocalization of Schrödinger eigenfunctions

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

 Nalini Anantharaman, CNRS and Université de Strasbourg

 Department of Mathematics

The question of ``quantum ergodicity'' is to understand how the ergodic properties of a classical dynamical system are translated into spectral properties of the associated quantum dynamics. This question appears already in a paper by Einstein written in 1917. It takes its full meaning after the introduction of the Schrödinger equation in 1926, and even more after the numerical simulations of...   More >

EVENT CANCELED - Purushottam Agrawal | In Vernacular: Kabir, Mahabharata and much more

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

 Purushottam Agrawal, Writer and Scholar

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

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Department of South & Southeast Asian Studies, Catherine and William L. Magistretti Distinguished Professor in South and Southeast Asian Studies, The Saraswati Dalmia Graduate Student Support Fund for South and Southeast Asian Studies

A talk by renowned Hindi literary historian and scholar of Kabir and Bhakti, Prof. Purushottam Agrawal

Poetry and the Senses Program Launch|Readings and Conversation: Featuring Indira Allegra, Chiyuma Elliott, and Robert Hass

Lecture | October 10 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Library

 Indira Allegra; Chiyuma Elliott; Robert Hass

 Arts Research Center, Engaging the Senses Foundation

Join the Arts Research Center for the launch party celebrating our new “Poetry and the Senses” program, sponsored by the Engaging the Senses Foundation! This event will include local poets Indira Allegra, Chiyuma Elliott, and Robert Hass, who will offer readings and comments followed by a conversation.

Indira Allegra, Chiyuma Elliott, & Robert Hass

Cleisthenes’ Wager: Democratic Rationality

Lecture | October 10 | 5:30 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Josiah Ober, Mitsotakis Professor of Classics and Political Science, Stanford University

 Department of Classics

The Sather Classical Lectures, part 4.

Canceled: Study Abroad for Engineering Majors Student Panel and Information Session

Panel Discussion | October 10 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. |  Bechtel Engineering Center

 Berkeley Study Abroad

A panel of current engineering students will share their experiences overseas, including programs they participated in and how they fit study abroad into their schedules. Engineering Student Services and Study Abroad Advisers will give an overview of how to start the process, applications and more.

Please RSVP here:...   More >

Innovators@Cal: Engage, develop, network, innovate! Be part of the Innovators@Cal community!

Social Event | October 10 | 6-8:30 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium

 Nikhil Arora and Alejandro Vélez, co-founders of Back to the Roots

 Big Ideas, Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation, CITRIS Tech for Social Good, Fung Institute, Women in Tech Initiative (WITI), BHEP (Haas), and the Foundry

oHsted by Big Ideas, Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation, CITRIS Tech for Social Good, Fung Institute, Women in Tech Initiative (WITI), BHEP (Haas), and the Foundry, Innovators@Cal is an exciting event that fosters collaboration across the UC Berkeley campus. Innovators@Cal provides students and student teams with opportunities to advance their ideas and ventures through two-minute pitches on...   More >

Innovators at Cal

Information Session | October 10 | 6-8:30 p.m. |  Banatao Auditorium, Sutardja Dai Hall

 Nikhil Arora, Co-founder, Back to the Roots Inc.; Alejandro Vélez, Co-founder, Back to the Roots Inc.

 Data Sciences

Innovators@Cal provides students and student teams with opportunities to advance their ideas and ventures through two-minute pitches on stage and whiteboard sessions where teams can discuss their ideas with audience members, receive feedback, recruit new team members and more!

The Spring River Flows East: (Yijiang chunshui xiang dong liu)

Film - Feature | October 10 | 6:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Part I: Wartime Separation (Ba nian li luan); Part II: Darkness and Dawn (Tianliang qian-hou). Included on the Hong Kong Film Awards list of the greatest Chinese-language films of all time, The Spring River Flows East has been termed China’s Gone with the Wind, a sweeping decades-spanning epic that sums up an entire nation’s history and identity. A married couple in Shanghai are separated during...   More >

Lecture - Sudan on the Path of Democratic Transition: Crises, Challenges, Solutions (Arabic)

Lecture | October 10 | 7-8:30 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Dr. Barakat Mousa ElHawati

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Dr. Barakat Mousa ElHawati earned his PhD in Administrative Law at Université Rennes-I in France in 1978. He was the dean of the College of Law at Juba University when it was located in Khartoum, and founded and headed the Scientific Assembly for the College of Law in Sudan.

In his lecture, Dr. Elhawati will discuss the aspects of the crisis that Sudan is currently suffering from. He will...   More >

East Bay Science Cafe - Drugs, Plants, Brain, Mind

Presentation | October 10 | 7-8:30 p.m. |  Cafe Leila

 1724 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley, CA 94702

 David Presti, Department of Molecular and Cell Biology


For millennia, humans have cultivated relationships with psychoactive plants and fungi – relationships embedded within and guided by ritual frameworks honoring the powers of these plants and fungi as allies. As cultures have evolved, so also have these plant-fungal-human interactions. Our current era is one of reduction of organisms to molecules, and the commodification of just about everything...   More >

Psychoactive plants and effects on the brain

Free Outdoor Screening: Inequality for All

Film - Feature | October 10 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

In this still timely and entertaining documentary, noted economic policy expert and UC Berkeley professor Robert Reich takes on the enormous question of what has been happening to the American economy. He distills the story through the lens of widening income inequality—currently at historic highs—and explores what effects this increasing gap has not only on the economy but on our democracy...   More >