Special Event | October 9 | Memorial Glade
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, 109 meters.
The... More >
Miscellaneous | October 9 | 5 a.m.-10 p.m. | all Cory Hall
Cory and Soda Halls are closed because of a power outage. All classes and department events have been cancelled for the day.
Meeting | October 9 | 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 775B Tan Hall
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 >
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.
Colloquium | October 9 | 12-1 p.m. | 2232 Piedmont, Seminar Room
Margot Jackson, Professor, Sociology, Brown University
Margot Jacksons 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
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
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 >
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
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 Drakes 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
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 >
Lecture | October 9 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall
Thomas Biebricher, Professor of Political Theory and Philosophy at the Goethe University, Frankfurt
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 >
Performing Arts - Music | October 9 | 12 p.m. | Hertz Concert Hall | Canceled
Matthew Sadowski, Director
Free. No reserved seating.
Information Session | October 9 | 2-3 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, MLK BNorth, Room 82A
*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.
Seminar | October 9 | 2:10-3 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall | Canceled
Karen Vogtmann, University of Warwick
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 >
Social Event | August 28 – December 11, 2019 every Wednesday | 3-4 p.m. | Windmill Coffee House
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. Its 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
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 >
Film - Feature | October 9 | 3:10 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Dont 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); theyre 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 >
Colloquium | October 9 | 4-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, 306 (HP Auditorium) | Canceled
Yaser Sheikh, Facebook Reality Labs
CANCELLED due to campus shutdown.
Seminar | October 9 | 4-5 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall
Dylan Small, University of Pennsylvania
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.
Seminar | October 9 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 3 Evans Hall | Canceled
Karen Vogtmann, University of Warwick
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 >
Workshop | October 9 | 4:30-7 p.m. | Berkeley Way West
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
Conference/Symposium | October 9 | 5-8 p.m. | 220 Stephens Hall
Francesca Coppa; Kristina Busse; Karen Hellekson
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
A talk by one of India's best-known architects, Raj Rewal
Workshop | October 9 | 5-6 p.m. | 402 Latimer Hall
Dr. Keith Alexander, Executive Director, Product Development Program
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 >
Meeting | January 14, 2015 – December 18, 2019 every Wednesday | 6:15-7:30 p.m. | 3111 Etcheverry Hall
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.
Lecture | October 9 | 6:30-8 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall
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
Film - Documentary | October 9 | 7 p.m. | 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 theyve known as home and the only family theyve ever had. The fact that these... More >
Film - Documentary | October 9 | 7-9 p.m. | 160 Kroeber Hall
¡Las Sandinistas! reveals the untold stories of Nicaraguan women warriors and social revolutionaries who shattered barriers during Nicaraguas 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 >
SERU Research Symposium and Business Meeting: Understanding Campus Climate: Towards an Inclusive Environment for Undergraduate and Graduate Students
Conference/Symposium | October 10 – 11, 2019 every day | Clark Kerr Campus
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
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
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 >
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
Joint with Haas Finance Seminar
Seminar | October 10 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall
Ethan Dlugie, UC Berkeley
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 - Documentary | October 10 | 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium
john powell, Haas Institute; Frances Causey
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 Americaguided by the South's powerful political influencesteadily, deliberately and at times secretly,... More >
Miscellaneous | August 29 – November 21, 2019 every Thursday | 12-1 p.m. | 5400 Berkeley Way West
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
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 >
Presentation | October 10 | 12 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
This weeks 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 humanitys 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 >
Lecture | October 10 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Aza Raskin, cofounder of Center for Humane Technology
This weeks 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 humanitys best interests. Among his previous accomplishments, Raskin helped build the web at Mozilla as head of user experience; foundin Massive Health (an... More >
Seminar | October 10 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building
Vanessa Handley, UC Botanical Garden at Berkeley
Econ 235, Financial Economics Student Seminar: "Property Tax Gap: How Property Assessments Increase Taxation Within Minority Communities"
Seminar | October 10 | 12:45-2 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall
Join us for a free, docent-led tour of the Garden as we explore interesting plants from around the world, learn about the vast diversity in the collection, and see what is currently in bloom. Meet at the Entry Plaza.
Free with Garden admission. Advanced registration not required
Seminar | October 10 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition
Baljit Khakh, University of California, Los Angeles, Department of Physiology
This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH
Seminar | October 10 | 3:30 p.m. | 132 Mulford Hall
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.
Presentation | October 10 | 4-6 p.m. | Women's Faculty Club, Stebbins Lounge
Robert P.J. Cooney, National Women's History Project
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..
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Colloquium | October 10 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 691 Barrows Hall
Dr. Savannah Shange, University of California, Santa Cruz
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 >
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
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 >
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
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 >
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
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.
Panel Discussion | October 10 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Bechtel Engineering Center
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 >
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 >
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.
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!
Film - Feature | October 10 | 6:30 p.m. | 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 Chinas Gone with the Wind, a sweeping decades-spanning epic that sums up an entire nations history and identity. A married couple in Shanghai are separated during... More >
Lecture | October 10 | 7-8:30 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall
Dr. Barakat Mousa ElHawati
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 >
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 >
Film - Feature | October 10 | 7 p.m. | 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 inequalitycurrently at historic highsand explores what effects this increasing gap has not only on the economy but on our democracy... More >