<< Week of October 23 >>

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Fall 2017 Architecture Sustainability Colloquium

Colloquium | August 25 – December 1, 2017 every day | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

FRIDAYS - AUG 25 through DEC 1. CHECK THE SCHEDULE FOR SPEAKERS. Bay Area Leaders discuss topics in sustainability.

Ergonomic Chair Adjustability

Workshop | October 25 | 8:30-9:30 a.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Career Library

 Mallory Lynch, Campus Ergonomist, Be well at Work - Ergonimics

 Be Well at Work - Ergonimics

**Limited to the first 10 enrollees**

As the Department Computer Workstation Evaluator, learn about the ergonomic chairs in the matching funds program and how to fit a chair to someone. Product information will be available at the workshop.

Ergonomic Chair Adjustability

Workshop | October 25 | 8:30-9:30 a.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Career Library

 Mallory Lynch, Campus Ergonomist, Be well at Work - Ergonimics

 Be Well at Work - Ergonimics

**Limited to the first 10 enrollees**

As the Department Computer Workstation Evaluator, learn about the ergonomic chairs in the matching funds program and how to fit a chair to someone. Product information will be available at the workshop.

Computer Health Matters: User Friendly Workstations (BEUHS400)

Workshop | October 25 | 8:30-9:30 a.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

 Greg Ryan, Campus Ergonomist, Be well at Work - Ergonimics; Mallory Lynch, 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

EHS 201 Biosafety in Laboratories

Course | October 25 | 9:30-11:30 a.m. | 115 Energy Biosciences Building

 Office of Environment, Health & Safety

This training is required for anyone who is listed on a Biological Use Authorization (BUA) application form that is reviewed by the Committee for Laboratory and Environmental Biosafety (CLEB). A BUA is required for anyone working with recombinant DNA molecules, human clinical specimens or agents that may infect humans, plants or animals. This safety training will discuss the biosafety risk...   More >

Keyboards and Mice: Ergonomic Alternatives (BEUHS401)

Workshop | October 25 | 9:45-10:45 a.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

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

 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

Increasing and Monitoring Scholarly Impact

Workshop | October 25 | 10-11:30 a.m. | 309 Sproul Hall

 Rachael Samberg, Scholarly Communication Officer, Library

 Library, Graduate Division

Discover strategies and tips for preparing and promoting your scholarship, and the best ways to monitor and increase your citations and success. You'll also learn how to: understand metrics, select and use scholarly networking tools, choose reputable open access journals and publishing options, and participate in open access article and monograph funding opportunities.

  RSVP online

Wellness Wednesdays in the Garden: Flower Power Yoga| Grow and Go with Chai!

Workshop | September 6 – October 25, 2017 every Wednesday with exceptions | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Grow - stretch to feel longer, stronger & more balanced.
Go - get back to your day w/renewed vitality

Yoga is an effective strategy to release tension, relax the nervous system, improve focus, & increase balance.Each class offers a healthy dosage of crisp fresh air, all natural organic floral aromas, vitamin D sunlight, blooming visions, stable grounding platform, direct &loving...   More >

Free with Garden Admission

The Limits of Whiteness: Iranian Americans and the Everyday Politics of Race

Lecture | October 25 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Neda Maghbouleh, University of Toronto

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Center for Race and Gender, Department of Ethnic Studies

In this talk, based on her new book The Limits of Whiteness (2017, Stanford University Press), sociologist Neda Maghbouleh shares the curious, under-theorized story of how Iranian Americans move across a white/not-white color line. By contextualizing ethnographic data with neglected historical and legal evidence, she offers new evidence for how a “white” American immigrant group can become...   More >

Becoming comfortable with the uncomfortable: realistic impossibilities to prepare ourselves for the future: Arts + Design Wednesdays at BAMPFA

Lecture | October 25 | 12-1:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Andrea Bandelli, CEO, Science Gallery International

 Arts + Design

At times of great uncertainty and complex developments, our capacity to navigate through the unknown depends on how comfortable we are with what is different from us. How do we learn to shape our emotions and our reactions, to change our mindset and to take responsibility today over the future? The creative collisions of art, culture, science and design confront us with what it means to be...   More >

City as Nexus: Global Urban Humanities Fall 2017 Colloquium

Colloquium | August 30 – November 15, 2017 every Wednesday with exceptions | 12-1:30 p.m. | Wurster Hall, 494, South Tower

Various Guest Lecturers, Global Urban Humanities Initiative

 Global Urban Humanities

Fall 2017 (1 Unit)
Rhetoric 198-3 (Class Nbr: 21377) and CYPLAN 198-2 (Class Nbr: 12006)
Rhetoric 244A (Class Nbr: 46989) and CYPLAN 298-2 (Class Nbr: 47047)
Instructor: Kevin Block
Instructor of record: Susan Moffat
Wednesdays, 12-1:30PM
Location: Cal Design Lab, Room 494 SE Wurster Hall

The city is a social nexus. It binds people, things, forces, ideas together as a crossroads, grid,...   More >

Oliver E. Williamson Seminar

Seminar | October 25 | 12-1:30 p.m. | C330 Haas School of Business

 Ali Hortacsu, Professor, University of Chicago

 Haas School of Business

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 >

Plant and Microbial Biology Plant Seminar: "In an immobile plant cell world, mobile endophytic microbes can seek, stop and destroy invading pathogens"

Seminar | October 25 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall

 Manish Raizada, University of Guelph

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

The focus of the Raizada Lab is to develop low cost technologies that empower farmers in North America, Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia, focusing on technologies that reduce the need for synthetic nitrogen fertilizers and pesticides to grow corn and other crops, by replacing them with more natural, biological resources. In particular, the lack of nitrogen fertilizer limits crop production, but...   More >

Manish Raizada

The Rhetoric of Hiddenness in Traditional Chinese Culture: Townsend Book Chat with Paula Varsano

Lecture | October 25 | 12-1 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall

 Townsend Center for the Humanities

This volume brings together fourteen essays that explore the role of hiddenness—as both an object and a mode of representation—in the history of cultural production in China.

Noon Concert: Chamber Music

Performing Arts - Music | October 25 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

by students of Leighton Fong
UCB music students perform chamber music including piano quartets by Antonín Dvořák and Erich Korngold


Featuring the Music Department’s varied and diverse performance activities, the Department of Music presents a series of free weekly concerts each semester in Hertz Hall. Inaugurated in 1953, these concerts are very popular...   More >

Unsupervised Inference of the Hippocampal Population Code from Offline Activity

Seminar | October 25 | 12 p.m. | 560 Evans Hall

 Caleb Kalmere, Rice University

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

“Spatial genomics and single cell lineage dynamics by seqFISH and MEMOIR”

Seminar | October 25 | 12-1 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building

 Long Cai, California Institute of Technology

 Bioengineering (BioE)

Identifying the spatial organization of tissues at cellular resolution from single cellgene expression profiles is essential to understanding many biological systems. We have developed an in situ 3D multiplexed imaging method to quantify hundreds of genes with single cell resolution via Sequential barcodedFluorescence in situ hybridization (seqFISH) (Lubeck et al., 2014). We used seqFISH to...   More >

MVZ LUNCH SEMINAR: Eric Riddell "Ecological consequences of acclimation under past, present, and future climates in a small ectotherm: implications for conservation"

Seminar | October 25 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 Grinnell-Miller Library

 Eric Riddell

 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 >

Mortuary Culture and Ethnic Politics in Eleventh-Century Northeast Asia

Lecture | October 25 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Nicolas Tackett, Associate Professor, University of California, Berkeley Department of History

 Archaeological Research Facility

Due to an abundance of surviving textual sources, historians of
China's Song Dynasty (960-1279) have made relatively little use of the
archaeological record. In this talk, I will introduce a database I
have compiled of eleventh-century tombs excavated in a broad region
that spans the historical boundary between the Song state and its
northern neighbor, the Eurasian steppe-based Liao Empire....   More >

Make Things Better: A Journey Through Impact Entrepreneurship with Rey Banatao: CITRIS Fall 2017 Research Exchange Series

Seminar | October 25 | 12-1 p.m. | 310 Sutardja Dai Hall

 Rey Banatao, CEO, Conora Technologies Inc.

 CITRIS and the Banatao Institute

Rey Banatao receieved his Ph.D in Computational Biology, Bioinformatics and Biochemistry from UC San Francisco and his BA from UC Berkeley in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. He is passionate about the innovation process of early stage startups, and hopes it yields a positive impact on society and the environment.

Relaxation Techniques for Stress Relief (BEUHS055)

Workshop | October 25 | 12:10-1 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club

 Dana Walsh, LMFT, CEAP, Be well at Work - Employee Assistance

 Be Well at Work - Employee Assistance

This short experiential workshop will guide you through a series of relaxation techniques, including progressive muscle relaxation, guided imagery, deep breathing and meditation. You will learn about the benefits of these techniques and be able to practice them in class. Please arrive on time (“Berkeley time”) to be respectful of others engaged in relaxation exercises.

Human Health and Disease: Dynamics, Statics, and the Compression of Morbidity: Steven Orzack, Fresh Pond Research Institute

Colloquium | October 25 | 12:10-1:10 p.m. | 2232 Piedmont, Seminar Room

 Steven Orzack, President and Senior Research Scientist, Fresh Pond Research Institute

 Population Science, Department of Demography

A lunch time talk and discussion session, featuring visiting and local scholars presenting their research on a wide range of topics of interest to demography.

The Energy Grid of the Future

Lecture | October 25 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. |  Freight and Salvage Coffeehouse

 2020 Addison, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI)

Professor Dan Kammen speaks about the energy grid of the future.

Study Abroad Office Hours at the Transfer Center

Meeting | October 18 – December 13, 2017 every Wednesday | 1-3 p.m. |  César E. Chávez Student Center

 Berkeley Study Abroad

Interested in studying abroad as a transfer student? A Berkeley Study Abroad Peer Adviser will be holding drop-in office hours at the Transfer Student Center every Wednesdays 1-3pm this semester. Come learn about different programs offered, how to apply and additional services available.

Scholar Information Meetings (SIMs)

Orientation | October 25 | 2-4 p.m. | International House, Room location to be posted at entrance to building

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Newly arrived J-1 postdocs, professors, researchers,short-term scholars, and visiting student researchers are required to attend this meeting to validate their arrival in the U.S. Information on immigration regulations, travel, employment, resources for families, health insurance and other practical information will be discussed.

Coffee Break

Social Event | October 4 – December 6, 2017 every Wednesday with exceptions | 3-4 p.m. |  Julie's Cafe

 2562 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Coffee break is a welcoming weekly hour-long event at the wonderful Julie's Cafe, inviting international students to meet old friends and make new ones. It's a big campus, but at coffee break, everyone knows your name.

Average-case reconstruction for the deletion channel

Seminar | October 25 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Alex Zhai, Stanford University

 Department of Statistics

The deletion channel takes as input a bit string $\mathbf{x} \in
\{0,1\}^n$, and deletes each bit independently with probability $q$,
yielding a shorter string. The trace reconstruction problem
is to recover an unknown string $\mathbf{x}$ from many independent outputs
(called ``traces'') of the deletion channel applied to $\mathbf{x}$.

When the input is drawn uniformly at random, we...   More >

Roger Y. Stanier Memorial Lecture: Choreography of bacterial nanomotors revealed by live-cell imaging

Seminar | October 25 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building

 Judith Armitage, University of Oxford

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Roger Y. Stanier Memorial Lecture

Who Owns the Founding?: Race, Gender and Immigration in Hamilton

Panel Discussion | October 25 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium

 Robin Kelley, Professor, History, UCLA; Mark Peterson, Professor, History, UC Berkeley; Shannon Steen, Professor, Theater, Dance and Performance Studies, UCB

 Wendy Brown, Professor, Political Science, UC Berkeley

 College of Letters & Science

One aim of Hamilton is to tell the story of the Founding in a way that allows today's highly diverse, multi-racial and multi-ethnic American society to see themselves in the narrative. How does the play handle the tension between historical accuracy and crafting a narrative that allows today’s Americans to identify with the story of the Founding? Is it possible to make history “usable” for...   More >

 Free and open to everyone on a first-come, first-seated basis.

Alexander Hamilton

The Afterlife of Migration: Balikbayans and the Return Economy in Contemporary Manila

Lecture | October 25 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Eric Pido, Associate Professor of Asian American Studies, San Francisco State University

 Center for Southeast Asia Studies, Department of Ethnic Studies

This presentation examines the role of Filipinos who return to their homeland, after living in the U.S. for several decades, in the economic development of the Philippines.

Eric Pido

EECS Colloquium: Designing Processors for Intelligence

Colloquium | October 25 | 4-5 p.m. | Soda Hall, 306 (HP Auditorium)

 Simon Knowles, Graphcore

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Intelligence is a new computing workload of unusual character and profound importance. We must adapt our understanding of computer design, forged over 70 years of "dumb" computing, to support this new opportunity. And doing so must acknowledge the energy constraints which dominate silicon capability through the autumn of geometry scaling. Graphcore has built a new type of processor from scratch...   More >

Topology Seminar (Main Talk): Local min-max surfaces and existence of minimal Heegaard splittings

Seminar | October 25 | 4-5 p.m. | 3 Evans Hall

 Antoine Song, Princeton University

 Department of Mathematics

Let M be a closed oriented 3-manifold not diffeomorphic to the 3-sphere, and suppose that there is a strongly irreducible Heegaard splitting H. Previously, Rubinstein announced that either there is a minimal surface of index at most one isotopic to H or there is a non-orientable minimal surface such that the double cover with a vertical handle attached is isotopic to H. He sketched a natural...   More >

2017 Eastman Lecture: Converting CO2 via Thermocatalysis and Electrocatalysis

Lecture | October 25 | 4-5 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall

 Jingguang Chen, Columbia University

 Department of Chemical Engineering

2017 Eastman Lecturer, Professor Jingguang Chen, will present "Unique Properties of Carbide and Bimetallic Catalysts."

Electing Peace: From Civil Conflict to Political Participation: Aila Matanock

Lecture | October 25 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Aila Matanock

 Center for Latin American Studies

Aila Matanock will discuss her new book Electing Peace, which presents a theory that explains both the causes and the consequences of these provisions. She draws on new international data on electoral participation provisions, case studies in Central America, and interviews with representatives of all sides of the conflicts.

Cover image from Electing Peace (By Christian Grooms for Cambridge University Press.)

Representation Theory and Mathematical Physics Seminar: Bethe ansatz from geometry (I)

Seminar | October 25 | 4-5 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Andrey Smirnov, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

This talk is the summary of new geometric approch to the quantum integrable spin chains. As a warm up, I will illustrate these ideas on the example of $sl(2)$ XXZ spin chain: we will obtain conventianal $sl(2)$ Bethe ansatz for this model from geometry of cotangent bundles over grassmannians. In the second part we use same ideas to derive Bethe ansatz for moduli spaces of instantons. As a...   More >

Converting CO2 via Thermocatalysis and Electrocatalysis

Colloquium | October 25 | 4-5 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall

 Jingguang CHen, Columbia University

 Department of Chemical Engineering

light refreshments 15 minutes before

Applied Math Seminar: Multiscale modeling and simulation: some challenges and new perspectives

Seminar | October 25 | 4-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Celia Reina, University of Pennsylvania

 Department of Mathematics

The design and optimization of the next generation of materials and applications strongly hinge on our understanding of the processing-microstructure-performance relations; and these, in turn, result from the collective behavior of materials’ features at multiple length and time scales. Although the modeling and simulation techniques are now well developed at each individual scale (quantum,...   More >

Seminar 218, Psychology and Economics: Does Strategic Ability Affect Efficiency? Evidence from Electricity Markets

Seminar | October 25 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall | Canceled

 Ali Hortacsu, University of Chicago

 Department of Economics

Joint with Departmental, Williamson, and IO seminars

* Please note change in time due to joint event

Visual Trumpery: Fighting Against Fake Data and Visualizations — From the Left and From the Right

Lecture | October 25 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 202 South Hall

 Alberto Cairo

 Information, School of

With facts and truth increasingly under assault, sifting through the visual information and misinformation is more critical than ever.

Seminar 291, Departmental Seminar: Does Strategic Ability Affect Efficiency? Evidence from Electricity Markets

Seminar | October 25 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall | Canceled

 Ali Hortacsu, University of Chicago

 Department of Economics

Joint with Psychology & Economics, Williamson, and IO seminars

Conversations on the Small Screen: Talking over Social Media: Charles M. and Martha Hitchcock Lectures by Deborah Tannen

Lecture | October 25 | 4:10 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium

 Deborah Tannen, University Professor, Department of Linguistics, Georgetown University

 Graduate Division

Deborah Tannen will present the Hitchcock lectures on October 24 and 25, 2017. The second lecture is titled "Conversations on the Small Screen: Talking over Social Media" and is free and open to the public. No tickets are required.

About the lecture
Skin is the primary interface between ourselves and our environment, and changes in the...   More >

Deborah Tannen

Gorbachev: His Life and Times: 33rd Annual Colin and Elsa Miller Lecture

Lecture | October 25 | 5-7 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Library

 William Taubman, Bertrand Snell Professor of Political Science, Emeritus, Amherst College

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

In his Gorbachev biography William Taubman shows how a peasant boy turned into Soviet Communism’s gravedigger, why the Communist regime allowed him to destroy it, how Gorbachev’s dream of democratizing the USSR foundered, how he and President Ronald Reagan turned out to be almost perfect partners, and why Gorbachev permitted Eastern Europe to abandon Communism without firing a shot. Taubman’s...   More >

Stanford + Cal Young Alumni Mixer

Social Event | October 25 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. |  The Tap Room

 233 University Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301

 Cal South Bay Young Blues SBYB

Join Cardinal Young Alumni Bay Area and Cal South Bay Young Blues SBYB for a fall happy hour at The Tap Room. Meet and mingle with fellow Cal Bears and Stanford Alumni in Silicon Valley

Why Study the Russian Revolution?

Lecture | October 25 | 6-7:30 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 David North, International Youth and Students for Social Equality

 International Youth and Students for Social Equality (IYSSE)

What was the Russian Revolution? How did it become the dominant event of the 20th century, forever altering history by given rise to the most powerful and progressive social movements of the last century? David North, author of The Russian Revolution and the Unfinished Twentieth Century, will review the causes, consequences and enduring significance of the 1917 Russian Revolution.

Why Study the Russian Revolution?

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.

Netskope Info-Session

Information Session | October 25 | 6:30-7:45 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Join Lebin Cheng, Haas School of Business Alumni, Co-founder and VP of Application Engineering at Netskope, for an informative talk and Q&A on CASB and today's growing cloud security. Netskope is a fast-growing cloud security company in the Cloud Access Security Broker (CASB) market that provides discovery, visibility, monitoring, granular control and security for both sanctioned AND unsanctioned...   More >

ARCH Lecture: Philippe Block

Lecture | October 25 | 6:30-8 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

WED, OCT 25, 6:30pm. Philippe Block

Films by Kevin Jerome Everson

Film - Series | October 25 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Featuring a selection of Everson’s films from 2005 to the present that examine formal practices and structures of history while chronicling everyday African American life and excavating its neglected legacies.

Zaytuna College Lecture Series with Imam Dawood Yasin: Tayyib: The Foundation of Ethical Eating and Conscious Consumption

Lecture | October 25 | 7-9 p.m. | Zaytuna College, Sanctuary

 2401 Le Conte Ave., Berkeley, CA 94709

 Imam Dawood Yasin, Faculty, Zaytuna College

 Graduate Theological Union

Zaytuna College invites you to their upcoming Lecture Series, occurring on Wednesday evenings from 7:00pm - 9:00pm at 2401 Le Conte Ave. Berkeley, CA 94709 throughout the Fall semester with renowned speakers such as UC Berkeley Anthropology Professor Laura Nader, Political Science Professor Steven Fish, CAIR Director Zahra Billoo, Stanford Comparative Literature and Classical Arabic Professor...   More >

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Non-Traditional Lawyering Paths: Election Campaigns

Lecture | October 26 |  Boalt Hall, School of Law


Please join ElectionLaw@Boalt for a conversation with Addisu Demissie, Campaign Manager for Gavin Newsom for Governor of California. Demissie - a 2008 Yale Law School graduate - has served in a number of political roles, including National Voter Outreach and Mobilization Director for Hillary Clinton's 2016 Campaign, Campaign Manager for Senator Cory Booker's 2013 Campaign, and the first National...   More >

Fall 2017 Architecture Sustainability Colloquium

Colloquium | August 25 – December 1, 2017 every day | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

FRIDAYS - AUG 25 through DEC 1. CHECK THE SCHEDULE FOR SPEAKERS. Bay Area Leaders discuss topics in sustainability.

Politically Engaged Science: A Brownbag Lunch Series

Seminar | September 14 – December 21, 2017 every Thursday with exceptions | 12-1 p.m. | 103 Mulford Hall

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

This series challenges the notion that science and politics should not mix. Building on the March for Science and the People's Climate March, we'll discuss how research in the public interest can make an impact in a political environment dominated by corporate interests, from the major parties to the media.

Weekly discussions will focus on case studies of activist scientists, political...   More >

Graduate Publications Workshop with Gordon Hutner, Editor of ALH

Workshop | October 26 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 306 Wheeler Hall

 Gordon Hutner, American Literary History

 Department of English

Stebbins Studio Series: James Lim and Trevor Van de Velde

Performing Arts - Music | October 26 | 12:15-1 p.m. | Women's Faculty Club, Stebbins Lounge

 James Lim, Undergraduate - UC Berkeley; Trevor Van de Velde, UC Berkeley Undergraduate

 The Women's Faculty Club

Piano Recital featuring James Lim performing a Bach -Busoni Chaconne and Trevor Van de Velde playing a Steve Reich composition .

  RSVP by calling Front Desk Staff at 510-642-4175, or by emailing Front Desk Staff at womensfacutlyclub@gmail.com by October 25.

IB Seminar: When caterpillars attack: sounding the alarm in plant-herbivore interactions

Seminar | October 26 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Adam Steinbrenner, University of California, San Diego

 Department of Integrative Biology

Women's Rights in Myanmar

Lecture | October 26 | 1-2 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Ma Khin Lay, Founder and Director, Triangle Women's Support Group (Yangon)

 Penny Edwards, Associate Professor of South & Southeast Asian Studies, UC Berkeley

 Center for Southeast Asia Studies, Asian Region Policy Group, Goldman School of Public Policy

Ma Khin Lay leads a women’s organization in Myanmar that has worked for women's empowerment at the grassroots level across the country. Previously, Lay was the leader of Kamaryut Women’s Wing of the National League for Democracy (NLD), the party of Daw Aung San Suu Kyi. Ma Khin Lay is currently in the U.S. as a 2017 Eisenhower Fellow.

Understanding the (Changing) Realm of Peer Review

Panel Discussion | October 26 | 1-2:30 p.m. | 309 Sproul Hall

 Rachael Samberg, Scholarly Communication Officer, Library

 Library, Graduate Division

Are you publishing an article or reviewing someone else's work? Panelists demystify the peer review process, what's expected of you and what you'll experience, and how the world of peer review is evolving with new models that foster transparency and impact.

  RSVP online

Drop-in Pre-Health Advising

Miscellaneous | September 7 – December 7, 2017 every Thursday with exceptions | 1-4 p.m. | 260 Mulford Hall

 Caitlin Green or Marie Dutton, Pre-Health Advisor

 Career Center

Meet with a Pre-Health Advisor on a first-come, first-served basis. For students exploring, preparing for, and/or applying to medical school and other health professional graduate programs.

 Open to currently enrolled students and Alumni Advantage members.

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 6, 2017 – December 30, 2018 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 plant species, learn about the vast collection, and see what is currently in bloom. Meet at the Entry Plaza.

Free with Garden admission
Advanced registration not required

Tours may be cancelled without notice.
For day-of inquiries, please call 510-643-2755
For tour questions, please email gardentours@berkeley.edu...   More >

i4Y Child Marriage and Youth Empowerment Group: Speaker Series

Seminar | October 26 | 2:30-3:30 p.m. | 440 University Hall

 Erin Murphy-Graham, PhD, GSE & Alison Cohen, PhD, i4Y/SPH/GSE, Examining the relationship between schooling, early marriage, and pregnancy among adolescents in rural Honduras

 i4Y - Innovations for Youth

The Innovations for Youth (i4Y) Child Marriage and Youth Empowerment Working Group has begun a speaker series to explore challenging questions related to child marriage and youth empowerment. The series will feature UC Berkeley faculty, staff, and graduate students' work in diverse contexts worldwide.
Presentations will begin in late October and run through early Spring 2018. Events will be...   More >

Division of Neurobiology and H. Wills Neuroscience Institute

Seminar | October 26 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition | Canceled

 Indira Raman, Northwestern University

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

When Police Kill

Colloquium | October 26 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 2538 Channing (Inst. for the Study of Societal Issues), Wildavsky Conference Room

 Franklin E. Zimring, William G. Simon Professor of Law, UC Berkeley

 Institute for the Study of Societal Issues

Lecture by Franklin E. Zimring, William G. Simon Professor of Law, UC Berkeley

Mathematics Department Colloquium: Chip firing, root systems, permutohedra, and Coxeter arrangements.

Colloquium | October 26 | 4-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Alex Postnikov, MIT

 Department of Mathematics

The abelian sandpile model (also known as the chip firing game) is a simple dynamical system with surprisingly rich and nontrivial structure. We discuss a version of this game for root systems, which has even more mysterious structure than the classical chip firing. This study is closely linked with combinatorics of convex (and nonconvex) polytopes, such as permutohedra, and affine Coxeter...   More >

Black Migrant Writers Respond

Reading - Literary | October 26 | 4:30-6 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Multicultural Community Center

 Center for Race and Gender

Center for Race & Gender Arts & Humanities Initiative presents...
Black Migrant Writers Respond

Thursday, October 26, 2017
4:30pm – 6:00pm
Multicultural Community Center, MLK Student Union Building, UC Berkeley

“Black Migrant Writers Respond” is an intimate conversation and public reading with guests Kemi Bello (poet and cultural critic), Ola Osaze (non-fiction writer and community...   More >

Alberto Cairo on Visual “Trumpery” and the fight against fake data and visualizations

Lecture | October 26 | 5-6:30 p.m. | North Gate Hall, Library (Room 142)

 Graduate School of Journalism

The English word “trumpery” means worthless nonsense, something that is showy and deceitful at the same time. Trumpery can occur in text, verbally, or visually. This non-partisan talk focuses on the visual, examining misleading charts, graphs, and data maps designed by individuals and organizations from across the political spectrum. With facts and truth increasingly under assault, many interest...   More >

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40 Years of Documenting Asian Art: from Alchi to Angkor

Lecture | October 26 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Jaroslav Poncar, Emeritus Professor of Photography, University of Cologne

 Center for Buddhist Studies

Professor Emeritus of Technical University Cologne, Dr. Jaroslav Poncar looks back upon nearly four decades of photographically documenting Buddhist monuments in the Himalayan region—notably Alchi in Ladakh, Tabo in Spiti, and Mustang in Nepal—and at Angkor Wat and elsewhere in Southern Asia. In this talk Dr. Poncar will reflect on his rich oeuvre, discuss the challenges of photographing...   More >

Rhetoric Fall Colloquium: Where Have All the Leaders Gone?: A Lecture by Michael Hardt, Professor of Literature, Duke University

Colloquium | October 26 | 5-7 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Michael Hardt, Professor of Literature, Duke University

 Michael Watts, Professor Emeritus, The Department of Geography at UC Berkeley

 Department of Rhetoric, Townsend Center for the Humanities, Department of English, Department of Geography, Department of Italian Studies, Global Urban Humanities, The Program in Critical Theory

With Michael Watts, Professor Emeritus in the Department of Geography at UC Berkeley, as discussant

Co-sponsored by the Departments of English, Geography, and Italian, the programs in Critical Theory and Global Urban Humanities, and the Townsend Center

Please join us for a talk by Michael Hardt entitled, "Where Have All the Leaders Gone?"

We continue to witness each year the eruption of...   More >

Indigenous Engineering and Aesthetics in Colonial Mexico City

Lecture | October 26 | 5-7 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Enrique Rodriguez-Alegria, Associate Professor, Anthropology, University of Texas Austin

 Archaeological Research Facility

Archaeological data from Mexico City show that many pre-conquest engineering techniques were used to build the colonial city, allowing us to see the role of indigenous engineering, architecture, and technology in building the capital of New Spain.

2017 Fall TRANSOC Kimley-Horn Info Session

Information Session | October 26 | 5:30-7 p.m. | 412 McLaughlin Hall

 Aqshems Meten Egun Tola Ade Le Kon Nichols

 ASUC (Associated Students of the University of California)

Odesza: with guests: Sofi Tukker, Chet Porter

Performing Arts - Music | October 26 | 6 p.m. |  Hearst Greek Theatre | Tickets sold out

 Another Planet Entertainment

Harrison Mills and Clayton Knight have earned a GRAMMY nomination and Gold singles in the U.S. and Australia while racking up 31 Hype Machine #1s, over half a billion combined Spotify and YouTube plays, and over one billion plays on Pandora.

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Making Conversation: The Global Lives Project

Lecture | October 26 | 6-8 p.m. |  Hearst Museum of Anthropology

 David Harris, Global Lives Project; Jason Price, Global Lives Project

 Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

On October 4, the Global Lives Project launched a campus-wide, site-specific video installation which will evolve over the course of the 2017-18 school year. The exhibit will showcase 24 hours in the daily life of 20 people from 17 countries around the world. Exhibit locations include the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology, CITRIS Tech Museum (Sutardja Dai Hall), the Berkeley Art Museum &...   More >

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UCCSCC Annual Scholarship Banquet

Social Event | October 26 | 6-8 p.m. |  Michael's at Shoreline

 2960 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View, CA 94043

 University of California Club of Santa Clara Valley

Are you missing connecting with other Cal alumni in the Valley? Welcome to the University of California Club of Santa Clara Valley (UCCSCC)!

Come and connect with other Cal alums and help support the Club's TAAP Scholarship Fund for deserving Cal students!

Dinner entree #1: London Broil with Mushroom Sauce
Dinner entree #2: Chicken Breast with Portobello Mushrooms and Cheese...   More >

$45 Cost: $45 a person RSVP: by Friday, Oct 20, 2017. Checks Payable to UCCSCC. Include choice of entree from list above. Include your email address. JoAnn Pfost, 1090 Eastwood Court, Los Altos, CA 94024 650-967-

  RSVP by calling JoAnn Pfost at 650-967-4679, or by emailing JoAnn Pfost at fpfost@aol.com by October 20.

Constructed Ethnicities in Ancient Italy

Lecture | October 26 | 6-9 p.m. |  Alumni House

 Erich Gruen, Mario Del Chiaro Center for Ancient Italian Center

 Del Chiaro Center

Annual Del Chiaro Lecture on a Roman Topic

Films by Kevin Jerome Everson and Edgar Arceneaux

Film - Series | October 26 | 7:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

This program, presented in conjunction with the Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present, showcases the richly textured film and video work of two artists who share a concern for the multiple definitions of art, race, performance, and history.