<< Week of April 29 >>

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Jacobs Spring Design Showcase

Seminar | May 2 – 3, 2018 every day |  Jacobs Hall

 Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation

On Wednesday, May 2, and Thursday, May 3, join the Jacobs Institute for the Jacobs Spring Design Showcase. At this lively open house, you can meet student designers, check out innovations in fields from health to mobility, and celebrate the semester over conversation and refreshments.

ReGen18 Conference

Conference/Symposium | May 1 – 4, 2018 every day |  Impact Hub San Francisco

 1885 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

 Center for Responsible Business

Join the Regenerative Movement at ReGen18!

When: May 1-4,2018

Where: Impact HubSan Francisco

Register to attend: Use code R30_BerkeleyHaas for a 30% discount off registration: http://bit.ly/2EUdw0B

We are only days away from the launch of ReGen18! You won’t want to miss this opportunity. Join us May 1-4 in the heart of theMission District at Impact Hub San Francisco. We will be...   More >

Synchro and SimTraffic V10

Special Event | May 2 – 3, 2018 every day | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. | University Hall, Room 28

 Fred Choa, PE, Associate, Fehr & Peers Associates

 Technology Transfer Program

This two-day course provides beginning to intermediate computer lab training in SYNCHRO / SimTraffic10 software and the recently published 2010 Highway Capacity Manual (HCM 2010) for vehicles, pedestrians and bicyclists. Working on a real-world project, students will use SYNCHRO to insert an aerial background, insert / modify roadways, input intersection geometrics, multi-modal traffic volumes...   More >

$395.00 CA Public Agency, $790.00 Standard Fee

  Register online or by calling 510-643-4393, or by emailing registrar-techtransfer@berkeley.edu

CBE Student Symposium

Conference/Symposium | May 3 | 9 a.m.-2 p.m. | 775 Tan Hall

 Graduate Assembly

The 3rd annual CBE Student Symposium showcasing research conducted by students and postdoctoral researchers in the Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering department will be held on May 3rd, 2018. This is a great opportunity to get feedback from people outside your lab and improve your conference presentations.

Number Theory and Arithmetic Geometry RTG Workshop

Seminar | April 30 – May 4, 2018 every day | 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | Evans Hall, 1015 and 740

 Max Lieblich, Robert Guralnick and Pham Tiep

 Department of Mathematics

During RRR week (4/30-5/4), the number theory and arithmetic geometry RTG will be holding a workshop. The workshop will have lecture series in the mornings and discussion/problem solving sessions in the afternoons in small groups. Max Lieblich will be giving a lecture series on recent progress on the Tate conjectures, and Robert Guralnick and Pham Tiep will be lecturing about group theory and...   More >

BIO Express Travel Signature Day

Miscellaneous | May 3 | 10 a.m.-1 p.m. | International House, Great Hall

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Berkeley International Office has set aside this special day for "express" travel signatures just for you! Stop by any time during the hours below to get your documents signed on-the-spot.

How to publish a scientific paper

Workshop | May 3 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 405 Moffitt Undergraduate Library

 Elliott Smith, Emerging Technologies and Bioinformatics Librarian, Bioscience Library; Maria Gould, Scholarly Communication and Copyright Librarian, UC Berkeley Library Scholarly Communication Services; Olga Kononova, Postdoctoral fellow, Ceder Research Group, Department of Materials Science and Engineering

 Library

Writing and publishing a scientific paper can be daunting. Come hear a publishing and copyright expert, a postdoc, and a science librarian demystify the process and outline important tips for maximizing impact.

  RSVP online

Dissertation Talk: Accelerated Single-Scan Multi-Contrast Magnetic Resonance Imaging

Presentation | May 3 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 490 Cory Hall

 Jon Tamir, EECS, UC Berkeley

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Magnetic resonance imaging is a powerful medical imaging modality for visualizing tissue contrast, but its long scan times remain a limitation. In this talk I will present accelerated MRI acquisition and reconstruction techniques that recover multiple images of varying tissue contrast from a single scan, thereby reducing overall exam times.

Envisioning Global Energy Solutions: Renewable Energy for the Future and Making the Power Grid Smart

Panel Discussion | May 3 | 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. |  UCSC Silicon Valley Campus

 3175 Bowers Avenue, Santa Clara, CA 95054

 Ricardo Sanfelice, Associate Professor of Computer Engineering and Director of Cyber-Physical Systems Research Center at UC Santa Cruz; Sue Carter, Professor at the Physics Department at UC Santa Cruz

 CITRIS and the Banatao Institute

Please join us for our launch of the CITRIS Silicon Valley Forum 2018 while we share our innovative, cross-disciplinary research with the broader community. Our third panel of the Spring 2018 series invites Ricardo Sanfelice, Associate Professor of Computer Engineering and Director of Cyber-Physical Systems Research Center at UC Santa Cruz and Sue Carter, Professor at the Physics Department at...   More >

Seminar 271, Development: NO SEMINAR

Seminar | May 3 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Haas School of Business, C330 Cheit Hall | Canceled

 Department of Economics

ESPM Seminar Series - Kurt Fausch

Seminar | May 3 | 12-1 p.m. | 132 Mulford Hall

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

Kurt Fausch, Professor Emeritus of Dept. Fish, Wildlife, & Conservation Studies, Colorado State University, shares, "What is essential about reverse for fish and humans? Lessons on connectivity and connections from four decades"

Join us for coffee at 11:30 am in 139 Mulford Hall. Bring your own mug!

This event is open to the public.

Oliver E. Williamson Seminar

Seminar | May 3 | 12-1:30 p.m. | C325 Haas School of Business

 Rob Jensen, UPenn

 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 >

Lunch Poems: Student Reading

Reading - Literary | May 3 | 12:10-12:50 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Library

Student Reading

 Lunch Poems, Library

A poetry reading by student prize winners.

IB Miller Fellows on Parade

Seminar | May 3 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Cara Brook: "Madagascar fruit bats as reservoirs for emerging zoonotic disease", UCB (Glaunsinger/Boots Labs); Andrew Moeller: "The evolution of the mammalian gut microbiome", UCB (Nachman Lab); Alejandro Rico-Guevara: "Intrasexually selected weapons (ISWs)", UCB (Dudley Lab)

 Department of Integrative Biology

EHS 201 Biosafety in Laboratories

Course | May 3 | 1:30-3:30 p.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 >

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 >

ISF 110 - Free Speech in the Public Sphere: An Interdisciplinary Approach

Course | January 16 – May 3, 2018 every Tuesday & Thursday | 2-3:30 p.m. | 102 Wurster Hall

 Division of Undergraduate Education

In this spring 2018 class, we shall take up the nature of public speech from Socrates' public dissent to social media messaging today. The course reading will combine classic philosophical statements about the value of free, subversive and offensive speech; histories of the emergence of public spheres; and sociologies of technologically-mediated speech today.

Dissertation Talk: Unconventional Low-Power Computing

Seminar | May 3 | 2-3 p.m. | 540AB Cory Hall

 Justin Wong

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

In this talk, I discuss how we can exploit properties that emerge from the collective behavior of constituents at different length scales to reduce power consumption below conventional limits in computing. At the device level, I show how ferroelectric-dielectric coupling ("negative capacitance") can reduce energy consumption below 1/2 CV^2 in capacitors. At the circuit level, high-dimensional...   More >

Seminar 251, Labor Seminar: RRR Week

Seminar | May 3 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Center for Labor Economics

ESPM Remote Sensing Job Talk Series - Manuela Girotto

Seminar | May 3 | 3-4 p.m. | 103 Mulford Hall

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

Manuela Girotto, Research Scientist, USRA, NASA, shares her talk, "Land Surface Data Assimilation Using Remote Sensing Observations".

Please join us for coffee from 2-3 pm in Mulford Hall. Bring your own mug!

This event is open to the public.

Perturbation and Control of Human Brain Network Dynamics

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

 Dani Bassett, University of Pennsylvania

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Abstract: The human brain is a complex organ characterized by heterogeneous patterns of interconnections. New non-invasive imaging techniques now allow for these patterns to be carefully and comprehensively mapped in individual humans, paving the way for a better understanding of how wiring supports our thought processes. While a large body of work now focuses on descriptive statistics to...   More >

American Cultures Teaching Award and Student Prize Ceremony

Reception | May 3 | 4-6 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Reading Room

 American Cultures

Please join us in celebration of the accomplishments of this year's recipients of the AC Teaching Award and Student Prize. The AC Teaching Award is intended to recognize individual faculty’s exemplary teaching in the American Cultures curriculum. The prize also recognizes student’s work as a standard of excellence in scholarship. Refreshments will be provided.

Anne Monius | Rāma and Sītā in a Śaiva Literary Key?: Rethinking the Literary and Religious Orientation of Kampaṉ’s Irāmāvatāram

Lecture | May 3 | 5-7 p.m. | Stephens Hall, 10 (ISAS Conf. Room)

 Anne E. Monius, Professor of South Asian Religions at Harvard Divinity School

 Robert Goldman, William and Catherine Magistretti Distinguished Professor of Sanskrit at the Department of South and Southeast Asian Studies at the University of California, Berkeley

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies

A talk by Anne E. Monius, Professor of South Asian Religions at Harvard Divinity School.

Strategic Planning Town Hall

Meeting | May 3 | 5-6 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Office of Chancellor

The campus’ strategic planning process recently hit a milestone with the release of its steering committee’s draft report. This document offers recommendations for key areas of focus and transformation at Berkeley over the course of the next decade.

While significant faculty, staff, student, and alumni feedback went into the development of this draft report, input from an even broader swath of...   More >

Net Impact: Social Impact Alum Mixer

Social Event | May 3 | 6-9:30 p.m. |  SOMA StrEAT Food Park

 428 11th Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

 Center for Responsible Business

Calling all Berkeley alums in impact! Net Impact and the Center for Responsible Business are hosting an impact happy hour in San Francisco on Thursday, May 3rd for all Berkeley alums. We are excited for current students and alums to reconnect over drinks, games, and delicious food!

Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/haas-impact-alumni-happy-hour-tickets-45259758155

VSR Social Mixer

Social Event | May 3 | 6-8 p.m. |  Daily Pint

 1828 Euclid Ave, Berkeley, CA 94709

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

On behalf of the Berkeley International Office, we would like to invite you to attend our Visiting Student Researcher (VSR) Social Mixer! All are welcome so feel free to invite friends,family or new colleagues.

Food and beverages will be available for purchase.

Location: Daily Pint (1828 Euclid Ave, Berkeley)
Date: May 3rd, 2018
Time: 6-8 pm
We look forward to seeing you there!

Event...   More >

Sawdust and Tinsel

Film - Feature | May 3 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Åke Grönberg and Harriet Andersson portray turn-of-the-century circus performers in Bergman’s earliest evocation of the theater of humiliation.

Astronomy Night at UC Berkeley

Lecture | May 3 | 7:30-10 p.m. | 131 Campbell Hall

 Department of Astronomy

Come join us at Campbell Hall on the UC Berkeley campus on the first Thursday of every month for a FREE public astronomy lecture and stargazing on the roof with our fleet of telescopes.

When: Thursday, May 3rd
Talk: 7:30pm-8:30pm “Einstein Triumphs: The Magnificent Detection of Gravitational Waves” (Alex Filippenko)
Stargazing: 8:30pm-10:00pm (weather dependent)

Doors to Campbell Hall...   More >

Friday, May 4, 2018

Cal Alumni Association Online Application Reading - TAAP/KASP Scholarships

Miscellaneous | April 27 – May 9, 2018 every day with exceptions |  Online

 Cal Alumni Association

The Cal Alumni Association invites you to join us in reading and evaluating scholarship applications virtually for The Achievement Award and the Kruttschnitt Aspire Scholarship Programs from April 27th through May 9nd. Our dedicated alumni make these scholarships possible and we thank you for your time!

Virtual application readers will receive all training materials and scholarship...   More >

 https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cal-alumni-association-online-application-reading-2-taapkasp-tickets-43959034656?aff=email1. Register online

ReGen18 Conference

Conference/Symposium | May 1 – 4, 2018 every day |  Impact Hub San Francisco

 1885 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

 Center for Responsible Business

Join the Regenerative Movement at ReGen18!

When: May 1-4,2018

Where: Impact HubSan Francisco

Register to attend: Use code R30_BerkeleyHaas for a 30% discount off registration: http://bit.ly/2EUdw0B

We are only days away from the launch of ReGen18! You won’t want to miss this opportunity. Join us May 1-4 in the heart of theMission District at Impact Hub San Francisco. We will be...   More >

Haviland Scholars Day

Special Event | May 4 | 8 a.m.-2 p.m. | Haviland Hall, Social Research Library (227 Haviland)

 Social Welfare, School of

COEH Builds Bridges: Four Decades of Progress in the California Workplace

Conference/Symposium | May 4 – 5, 2018 every day | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | 1800 Betty Irene School of Nursing

 2570 48th St, Sacramento, CA 95817

 Center for Occupational and Environmental Health (COEH)

For the last 40 years, faculty, researchers and students at Northern California’s Center for Occupational and Environmental Health (COEH) have conducted vital research to help inform state policy, provided education and training to protect vulnerable workers, and promoted health and safety in California’s workplaces.


Progress has been made over the last four decades, but there continues to...   More >

Number Theory and Arithmetic Geometry RTG Workshop

Seminar | April 30 – May 4, 2018 every day | 9:30 a.m.-12 p.m. | Evans Hall, 1015 and 740

 Max Lieblich, Robert Guralnick and Pham Tiep

 Department of Mathematics

During RRR week (4/30-5/4), the number theory and arithmetic geometry RTG will be holding a workshop. The workshop will have lecture series in the mornings and discussion/problem solving sessions in the afternoons in small groups. Max Lieblich will be giving a lecture series on recent progress on the Tate conjectures, and Robert Guralnick and Pham Tiep will be lecturing about group theory and...   More >

American Studies Spring Conference 2018: Twice Told Tales

Conference/Symposium | May 4 | 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. | Women's Faculty Club, Lounge

 American Studies

American Studies Conference

Across the High Seas: Cross-Cultural Encounters in the Indian Ocean Littoral

Conference/Symposium | May 4 | 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Hyunhee Park, John Jay College of Criminal Justice; Chapurukha Kusimba, American University; Steven Sidebotham, University of Delaware; Eivind Heldaas Seland, University of Bergen; Ariane de Saxé, CNRS; Jun Kimura, Tokai University; James Lankton, UCL; Derek Heng, Northern Arizona University; Osmund Bopearachchi, Berkeley/CNRS; Jiang Bo, National Center of Underwater Cultural Heritage, Beijing

 Tang Center for Silk Road Studies

With contributions by archaeologists and historians, the conference will focus on the spatial configurations specific to maritime trade, and the transformations of cultural and material artifacts maritime exchanges have led to.

Eco Art History: Genealogies, Methodologies, Practices, Horizons

Conference/Symposium | May 4 – 5, 2018 every day | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | 308 A Doe Library

 Lamia Balafrej, Assistant Professor of Art History, University of California, Los Angeles; Elisabeth de Bièvre, Professor of Art History (Emeritus), University of East Anglia; Natasha Eaton, Reader in the History of Art, University College London; Anthony Grudin, Assistant Professor of Art History, University of Vermont; Meredith Hoy, Assistant Professor of Art History and Theory, Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, Arizona State University; Monica Juneja, Professor of Global Art History, Universität Heidelberg; Gregory Levine, Professor of Art and Architecture of Japan and Buddhist Visual Cultures, University of California, Berkeley; Ivonne del Valle, Associate Professor of Colonial Studies, University of California, Berkeley; Riad Kherdeen, Ph.D. Candidate, Dept. of Art History, UC Berkeley; Ramón De Santiago, Ph.D. Candidate, Dept. of Art History, UC Berkeley; Shivani Sud, Ph.D. Candidate, Dept. of Art History, UC Berkeley

 Whitney Davis, Professor of History and Theory of Ancient and Modern Art, University of California, Berkeley

 Sugata Ray, Assistant Professor of South Asian Art, University of California, Berkeley

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies, Department of History of Art, Institute of International Studies, University of California Humanities Research Institute;

A conference on the interconnected ecologies of planetary systems and art and architecture practices across a longue durée.

Designing with Palms with Jason Dewees

Lecture | May 4 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

The palm tree is so iconic that we can lose sight of the varied uses of palms for making lovely gardens and landscapes. Jason Dewees, author of Designing with Palms and longtime friend of the UC Botanical Garden, will give a presentation with photos by Caitlin Atkison on the power of palms in garden design.

$20 / $15 UCBG Member

  Register online

Transfer Information Session

Information Session | May 4 | 10-11:45 a.m. | 305 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

Learn about transfer admissions at CED.

EH&S 403 Training Session

Course | May 4 | 10:30-11:30 a.m. | 370 University Hall | Note change in date

 Jason Smith, UC Berkeley Office of Environment, Health, & Safety

 Office of Environment, Health & Safety

This session briefly covers the UC Berkeley specific radiation safety information you will need to start work.​ In addition, dosimeter will be issued, if required.

Embedding Sustainability Concepts in Curriculum: Sustainability in Curriculum Colloquium and Faculty Reception

Colloquium | May 4 | 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 The Green Initiative Fund (TGIF)

The colloquium will include lightning presentations from faculty across the Berkeley campus on approaches and tools for incorporating sustainability into undergraduate curriculum. The presentations represent new faculty endeavors to present principles of sustainability in diverse courses and departments - History of Art to Environmental Science to Materials Science and Engineering.

Embedding Sustainability Concepts in Curriculum: Colloquium

Colloquium | May 4 | 10:30 a.m.-1 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 The Green Initiative Fund

Join us to hear 11 faculty from diverse disciplines - History of Art to Environmental Science to Materials Science and Engineering - share their creative efforts to introduce sustainability concepts into courses. Enjoy a light lunch and get inspired to update your own course materials!

Faculty, staff, and students welcome.

  RSVP online

EECS Student Awards Ceremony

Special Event | May 4 | 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Each year the EECS Student Awards Committee selects winners for the EECS department awards which recognize and honor the ability and character of our students.

Labor Lunch Seminar: RRR Week

Seminar | May 4 | 12-1 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Center for Labor Economics

Strategic Planning Town Hall

Meeting | May 4 | 12-1 p.m. |  Chou Hall - Spieker Forum, Haas School of Business

 Office of Chancellor

The campus’ strategic planning process recently hit a milestone with the release of its steering committee’s draft report. This document offers recommendations for key areas of focus and transformation at Berkeley over the course of the next decade.

While significant faculty, staff, student, and alumni feedback went into the development of this draft report, input from an even broader swath of...   More >

Dancing for Fun and Fitness (BEUHS605)

Workshop | May 4 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 251 Hearst Gymnasium

 Nadia Qabazard

 Be Well at Work - Wellness

Fit some fun and fitness into your day with these free, beginner dance classes. Zumba will be on 9/8 and 12/1, Samba will be on 10/6 and Polynesian/Hula will be on 11/3. No partner required. Comfortable clothing and athletic shoes recommended.

  Register online

A Structural Analysis Of The Decline Of Home-Cooked Food

Seminar | May 4 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | 201 Giannini Hall

 Valerie Lechene, University College London (UCL)

 Department of Agricultural & Resource Economics (ARE)

ARE Department Friday Seminar Series

Computational Sensorimotor Learning

Colloquium | May 4 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 250 Sutardja Dai Hall

 Pulkit Agrawal, UC Berkeley

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

An open question in artificial intelligence is how to endow agents with common sense knowledge that humans naturally seem to possess. A prominent theory in child development posits that human infants gradually acquire such knowledge by the process of experimentation. According to this theory, even the seemingly frivolous play of infants is a manifestation of experiments conducted by them to learn...   More >

Solid State Technology and Devices Seminar: Interstellar Mission Optical Downlink for Scientific Data: Issues and Challenges

Seminar | May 4 | 1-2 p.m. | Cory Hall, 521 Hogan Room

 David Messerschmitt, UC Berkeley, EECS Department

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Current attention on near-term exploration of nearby star systems is focused on low-mass probes that can be accelerated to relativistic speed using propulsion based on a ground-based directed-energy beam. Such a probe has to have a low mass (gram-scale) and transmit with low power (mW-scale). Such a mission is worthwhile only if the collected scientific observations can be successfully downlinked...   More >

Capstone Showcase: Day 2

Special Event | May 4 | 1:30-6 p.m. |  2451 Ridge Road, Shire Hall (Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership)

 Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership

Each Spring, hundreds of attendees convene in Berkeley, CA for two days of social impact innovation. With 13 tracks and 100 capstone teams, see where the future of engineering is headed by uncovering the projects created in collaboration between UC Berkeley faculty, industry partners, and Master of Engineering student leaders.

  Register online

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 >

Dissertation talk: Statistics meets Optimization - Computational guarantees for statistical learning algorithms

Presentation | May 4 | 2-3 p.m. | 400 Cory Hall

 Fanny Yang

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Modern technological advances have prompted massive scale data collection in many fields. This has led to an increasing need for scalable machine learning algorithms and statistical methods to draw conclusions about the world. Two principal challenges arise in this context: How can we collect data efficiently such that a reduced sample size is enough to draw conclusion with high confidence? How...   More >

Talking About Combinatorial Objects Student Seminar: Hopf Structures on Generalized Permutahedra

Seminar | May 4 | 2-3 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Andres Rodriguez, SFSU

 Department of Mathematics

In the talk we will go over the necessary background to be able to define the Hopf monoid of generalized permutahedra. This includes an introduction to the notion of set species, Hopf monoid in set species, and some intuitive examples. We will discuss how set species are objects of type A by introducing the notion of species relative to hyperplanes, and we will discuss what ``species” mean in...   More >

Clark Kerr Garden Open Hours

Tour/Open House | February 2 – May 11, 2018 every Friday | 2:30-4:30 p.m. |  Clark Kerr Campus

 Campus Gardens

The Clark Kerr Garden is managed by Gardener Susanne Weisman along with the Cal Dining Sustainability Team Garden Coordinators and committed volunteers. Clark Kerr contains a culinary garden, an orchard, and continually growing edible landscaping.

Our goal is to be a space where anyone can hang out, pass through, learn something, collaborate, and enjoy food together. We hold skills training...   More >

Spring 2018 BLC Fellows Instructional Development Research Projects

Colloquium | May 4 | 3-5 p.m. | B4 Dwinelle Hall

 BLC Fellows

 Berkeley Language Center

Developing Interpretive Insight through Reframing Texts
Erica Weems, Lecturer, French
This project focused on the interpretive insight that second-semester students of French developed when reframing texts in the target language. The process of reframing texts in a collaborative setting followed a tripartite model involving preparation, enactment, and post-enactment reflection and was aimed at...   More >

Department of Molecular and Cell Biology Annual Alumni Seminar: “Modulating and rewiring cell division across diverse physiological contexts”

Seminar | May 4 | 3-4 p.m. | 245 Li Ka Shing Center | Note change in location

 Iain Cheeseman, Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

Department of Molecular & Cell Biology Annual Alumni Seminar

Softball vs. UCLA

Sport - Intercollegiate - Baseball/Softball | May 4 | 3 p.m. |  Levine-Fricke Field

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Softball hosts UCLA in conference action at Levine-Fricke Field.

MENA Salon: Semester in Review

Workshop | May 4 | 3-4 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Join us for the final MENA Salon of the semester, as we revisit the events and themes that shaped this academic year.

Context, Causality, and Information Flow: Implications for Privacy Engineering, Security, and Data Economics

Seminar | May 4 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 107 South Hall

 Sebastian Benthall

 Information, School of

Sebastian Benthall is a security scientist working at the intersection of computer science, economics, law, and philosophy.

Catalytic modification of methane in non-conventional media

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

 Pedro Perez, University of Huelva

 College of Chemistry

Since most chemicals and fuels employed nowadays come from oil, it seems obvious that on the basis of their reserves being reduced year after year, an alternative must be developed. The most convenient one is methane,1 given the vast reserves of this gas that exist in the Earth crust. However, it is quite surprising that one of the remaining challenges deals with one of the simplest molecules in...   More >

Bruce Boone and Robert Glück

Reading - Literary | May 4 | 6 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Writers Boone and Glück read their work.

In the Intense Now

Film - Documentary | May 4 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Salles portrays the pivotal, tumultuous 1960s through archival footage and home movies from May ’68 Paris, Soviet-invaded Czechoslovakia, China during the Cultural Revolution, and Brazil under military rule. “It’s a documentary that’s really a meditation—history made poetic” (Variety).

Thirst

Film - Feature | May 4 | 7:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

A voyage across a war-scarred Europe forms the background of a married couple’s collapsing relationship in Bergman’s dreamlike early look at isolation, emotional torment, and romantic masochism. “A sort of Voyage in Italy revised by Sartre” (Cinema 58).

Leif Ove Andsnes, piano

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

 Cal Performances

Program:
Nielsen/Chaconne, Op. 32
Sibelius/Selected works
Beethoven/Sonata No. 17 in D minor, Op. 131, No. 2, The Tempest
Schubert/Two Scherzos, D. 593
Jörg Widmann/Idyll and Abyss: Six Schubert Reminiscences
Schubert/Three Piano Pieces, D. 946

$68-$96 prices subject to change

  Buy tickets by calling 510-642-9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

University Symphony Orchestra

Performing Arts - Music | May 4 | 8 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

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

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

  Buy tickets online

Ex Machina; 887: Written, designed, directed, and performed by Robert Lepage

Performing Arts - Theater | May 4 | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Cal Performances

Canadian director, actor, and playwright Robert Lepage focuses his latest work down to the most intimate scale—a one-man show steeped in his own childhood memories, and supported by Lepage’s production company, Ex Machina. The production employs everything from archival film footage to shadow puppetry to dollhouse-like miniatures of entire city blocks.

This performance is part of Cal...   More >

$48-98 prices subject to change

  Buy tickets online or by calling 510-642-9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Cal Alumni Association Online Application Reading - TAAP/KASP Scholarships

Miscellaneous | April 27 – May 9, 2018 every day with exceptions |  Online

 Cal Alumni Association

The Cal Alumni Association invites you to join us in reading and evaluating scholarship applications virtually for The Achievement Award and the Kruttschnitt Aspire Scholarship Programs from April 27th through May 9nd. Our dedicated alumni make these scholarships possible and we thank you for your time!

Virtual application readers will receive all training materials and scholarship...   More >

 https://www.eventbrite.com/e/cal-alumni-association-online-application-reading-2-taapkasp-tickets-43959034656?aff=email1. Register online

Career Clinic: Finding A New Career Direction: Steps to Finding Work You Love

Lecture | May 5 | 9 a.m.-1 p.m. | UC Berkeley Extension (Golden Bear Center), Room 209

 Rebecca Andersen, Career Services at the UC Berkeley Information School; RuthAnn Haffke, UC Berkeley School of Public Health

 UC Berkeley Extension

Do you feel like you are in a rut in your career and long to do something that feels more fulfilling, even if you have no idea what that might be? Do you know you're in the wrong job but feel stuck by fear or self-doubt when you think about trying to make a change?

This workshop is tailored to help you find direction and outline steps to find (and achieve!) work you love.

In advance of the...   More >

$40 $40 plus Strengthfinder Assessment

  Register online

Sick Plant Clinic

Special Event | February 4, 2017 – December 7, 2019 the first Saturday of the month every month with exceptions | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join the Garden for our monthly Sick Plant Clinic and find out which diseases ail your plants. Entomologists are also available to identify the pests that are living in your plants too! Please cover plants and disease samples in containers or bags before entering the Garden.

BERKELEY CLINIC DIAGNOSES RESIDENTS' PLANTS
Lauren Reed-Guy, Chronicle Staff Writer
San Francisco Chronicle June...   More >

COEH Builds Bridges: Four Decades of Progress in the California Workplace

Conference/Symposium | May 4 – 5, 2018 every day | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | 1800 Betty Irene School of Nursing

 2570 48th St, Sacramento, CA 95817

 Center for Occupational and Environmental Health (COEH)

For the last 40 years, faculty, researchers and students at Northern California’s Center for Occupational and Environmental Health (COEH) have conducted vital research to help inform state policy, provided education and training to protect vulnerable workers, and promoted health and safety in California’s workplaces.


Progress has been made over the last four decades, but there continues to...   More >

Summer Institute Spring Follow Up

Workshop | May 5 | 9 a.m. |  UC Berkeley Campus

 Professional Development for Educators

Join UCBHSSP for its annualy spring follow up! This follow up session to our 2017 summer instittues is open to all Bay Area teachers. Teachers who attended our summer institutes will bring student work to share.

Across the High Seas: Cross-Cultural Encounters in the Indian Ocean Littoral

Conference/Symposium | May 5 | 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Hyunhee Park, John Jay College of Criminal Justice; Chapurukha Kusimba, American University; Steven Sidebotham, University of Delaware; Eivind Heldaas Seland, University of Bergen; Ariane de Saxé, CNRS; Jun Kimura, Tokai University; James Lankton, UCL; Derek Heng, Northern Arizona University; Jiang Bo, National Center of Underwater Cultural Heritage, Beijing

 Osmund Bopearachchi, Berkeley/CNRS

 Tang Center for Silk Road Studies

With contributions by archaeologists and historians, the conference will focus on the spatial configurations specific to maritime trade, and the transformations of cultural and material artifacts maritime exchanges have led to.

Li Ka-Shing Foundation Workshop on Modern Chinese History

Workshop | May 5 | 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 Li Ka-Shing Foundation Program in Modern Chinese History at Berkeley, Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

The LKSF Workshop brings together doctoral candidates and postdoctoral fellows from across the Bay Area to present innovative research in the field of modern Chinese history.

  RSVP by emailing Brooks Jessup at brooks.jessup@berkeley.edu by May 1.

Eco Art History: Genealogies, Methodologies, Practices, Horizons

Conference/Symposium | May 4 – 5, 2018 every day | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. | 308 A Doe Library

 Lamia Balafrej, Assistant Professor of Art History, University of California, Los Angeles; Elisabeth de Bièvre, Professor of Art History (Emeritus), University of East Anglia; Natasha Eaton, Reader in the History of Art, University College London; Anthony Grudin, Assistant Professor of Art History, University of Vermont; Meredith Hoy, Assistant Professor of Art History and Theory, Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, Arizona State University; Monica Juneja, Professor of Global Art History, Universität Heidelberg; Gregory Levine, Professor of Art and Architecture of Japan and Buddhist Visual Cultures, University of California, Berkeley; Ivonne del Valle, Associate Professor of Colonial Studies, University of California, Berkeley; Riad Kherdeen, Ph.D. Candidate, Dept. of Art History, UC Berkeley; Ramón De Santiago, Ph.D. Candidate, Dept. of Art History, UC Berkeley; Shivani Sud, Ph.D. Candidate, Dept. of Art History, UC Berkeley

 Whitney Davis, Professor of History and Theory of Ancient and Modern Art, University of California, Berkeley

 Sugata Ray, Assistant Professor of South Asian Art, University of California, Berkeley

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies, Department of History of Art, Institute of International Studies, University of California Humanities Research Institute;

A conference on the interconnected ecologies of planetary systems and art and architecture practices across a longue durée.

Softball vs. UCLA

Sport - Intercollegiate - Baseball/Softball | May 5 | 1:30 p.m. |  Levine-Fricke Field

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Softball hosts UCLA in conference action at Levine-Fricke Field.

Way Bay Days: Dena Beard, Jeffrey Spahn, Jeff Gunderson, Steve Anker

Panel Discussion | May 5 | 1:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

For the second of our Way Bay Days, four speakers take on four Bay Area artists: Xara Thustra, Kay Sekimachi, Carlos Villa, and Alice Anne Parker (Severson).

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 >

Ex Machina; 887: Written, designed, directed, and performed by Robert Lepage

Performing Arts - Theater | May 5 | 3-5 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Cal Performances

Canadian director, actor, and playwright Robert Lepage focuses his latest work down to the most intimate scale—a one-man show steeped in his own childhood memories, and supported by Lepage’s production company, Ex Machina. The production employs everything from archival film footage to shadow puppetry to dollhouse-like miniatures of entire city blocks.

This performance is part of Cal...   More >

$48-98 prices subject to change

  Buy tickets online or by calling 510-642-9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Way Bay on Screen

Film - Feature | May 5 | 4 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

This selection of works from the exhibition Way Bay reveals the rich and varied landscape and people of the Bay Area. Featuring a time capsule of San Francisco before the 1906 quake and works by Bruce Baillie, Alice Anne Parker (Severson), Sara Kathyrn Arledge, and Ernie Gehr.

Lil B: Extremely Rare Photography and Art Collection Issue #1

Panel Discussion | May 5 | 4 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Iconic Berkeley recording artist Brandon “Lil B” McCartney presents photographic works and “extremely rare art,” sharing his unique focus on compassion, unrestrained creative expression, and the power of positive thinking.

The Holy Girl

Film - Feature | May 5 | 7:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

An adolescent girl tries to save a man from sin in Martel’s hallucinatory look at religious devotion, sexual awakening, Lolita obsessions, and Catholic repressions in small-town Argentina. “A film that defies categorization, but I’m tempted to call it a miracle” (A. O. Scott).

University Symphony Orchestra

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

 Department of Music

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

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

  Buy tickets online

Exhibits and Ongoing Events

Art Wall: Karabo Poppy Moletsane

Exhibit - Painting | November 22, 2017 – July 15, 2018 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Moletsane’s vibrant, large-scale portraits for the Art Wall draw on both traditional African visual culture and Afrofuturism.

Fiat Yuks: Cal Student Humor, Then and Now

Exhibit - Artifacts | October 16, 2017 – June 3, 2018 every day | Bancroft Library, Rowell Cases, 2nd floor corridor between The Bancroft Library and Doe Library

 Bancroft Library

Let there be laughter! This exhibition features Cal students’
cartoons, jokes, and satire throughout the years selected
from their humor magazines and other publications.

Environmental Design Archives Exhibition: Hollywood and Vine

Exhibit - Multimedia | January 22 – May 15, 2018 every day | 210 Wurster Hall

 Environmental Design, College of

See the homes of the STARS!! Or more precisely, designs for the homes and gardens of film stars, directors, screen writers, and designers curated by head archivist at the Environmental Design Archives, Waverly Lowell.

Way Bay

Exhibit - Multimedia | January 17 – May 6, 2018 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Way Bay is a sweeping exploration of the creative energies that have emerged from the San Francisco Bay Area over the past two hundred years. The exhibition features nearly two hundred works of art, film, performance, poetry, and archival materials by Bay Area artists and others whose work engages with the region’s geographic, social, and cultural landscape.

The exhibition takes a nonlinear...   More >

“We’re Here, We’re Queer, We’re in the Public Record!”: The LGBTQ Movement and Life as Seen Through Government Information

Exhibit - Artifacts | March 15 – August 31, 2018 every day | Doe Library, Brown Gallery

 Library

This exhibit showcases selected documents pertaining to LGBTQ history and highlights aspects of LGBTQ life that have been impacted by actions of federal, state, and local governments.

Face to Face: Looking at Objects That Look at You

Exhibit - Multimedia | March 10 – December 9, 2018 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Hearst Museum of Anthropology | Note change in date

 Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

For this Spring 2018 exhibit, entitled Face to Face: Looking at Objects that Look at You, the Hearst staff and 14 UC Berkeley freshmen have co-curated a global selection of objects that depict human faces in different ways. The exhibit asks: Why and how do crafting traditions of the world so often incorporate human faces, and how do people respond to those faces? Objects such as West African...   More >

Sustaining Grandeur: The First 100 Years of Save the Redwoods League

Exhibit - Artifacts | April 20 – September 14, 2018 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | Bancroft Library, Bancroft Gallery

 Bancroft Library

(Gallery is just inside east entrance to Doe) MARKING THE 100TH ANNIVERSARY of the founding of Save the Redwoods League, Sustaining Grandeur is a collaborative exhibition between The Bancroft Library and the League. The exhibition explores the organization’s first century protecting California’s redwood forests and the surrounding lands that sustain them, and looks forward to the League’s...   More >

Science Gets Graphic: Cartoons, Comics and Graphic Novels in the Sciences

Exhibit - Artifacts | April 23 – August 24, 2018 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday with exceptions | Evans Hall, Mathematics Statistics Library (100 Evans)

 Library

In the past decade, we have witnessed significant growth in the use of visual imagery and storytelling to engage students in the sciences. From manga guides and illustrated texts to biographies and zombies teaching calculus, this display features illustrated works and graphic novels from our collections that aim to teach college students and the general public about science...   More >

Fiat Yuks: Cal Student Humor, Then and Now

Exhibit - Artifacts | October 13, 2017 – May 30, 2019 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | Bancroft Library, Rowell Cases, near Heyns Reading Room, 2nd floor corridor between The Bancroft Library and Doe

 Bancroft Library

Let there be laughter! This exhibition features Cal students’ cartoons, jokes, and satire from throughout the years, selected from their humor magazines and other publications.

Bearing Light: Berkeley at 150

Exhibit - Artifacts | April 16, 2018 – February 28, 2019 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 8 a.m.-5 p.m. | Bancroft Library, 2nd Floor Corridor

 Bancroft Library

This exhibition celebrates the University of California’s sesquicentennial anniversary with photographs, correspondence, publications, and other documentation drawn from the University Archives and The Bancroft Library collections. It features an array of golden bears, including Oski, and explores the illustrious history of UC Berkeley.

The Invisible Museum: History and Memory of Morocco

Exhibit - Artifacts | January 23 – June 29, 2018 every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday |  Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)

 Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

Since its inception in 1962, the former Judah L. Magnes Museum distinguished itself by directing its collecting efforts outside the focus on European Jewish culture and history that was prevalent among American Jewish museums at the time. During the 1970s and 1980s, its founders, Seymour and Rebecca Fromer, actively corralled an informal team of activist collectors and supporters. Together, they...   More >

The Worlds of Arthur Szyk | The Taube Family Arthur Szyk Collection: Auditorium installation of enlarged reproductions of select collection items

Exhibit - Multimedia | January 23 – June 29, 2018 every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday |  Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)

 Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

Acquired by The Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life in 2017 thanks to an unprecedented gift from Taube Philanthropies, the most significant collection of works by Arthur Szyk (Łódź, Poland, 1894 – New Canaan, Connecticut, 1951) is now available to the world in a public institution for the first time as the Taube Family Arthur Szyk Collection.

Born into a middle-class Polish...   More >

High Holy Days at the Luna Park: Show-card Posters from the Firschein Press (Brooklyn, NY, 1920-1974)

Exhibit - Artifacts | January 23 – June 29, 2018 every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. |  Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)

 Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

This exhibition presents a selection from the over one hundred “show-card” posters printed by the Firschein Press, a small business operated by East European Jewish immigrants, that served local Jewish and non-Jewish communities in Brooklyn for the better half of the 20th century. Oscar Firschein brought the posters to California once the Press ceased its activities. He and his wife, Theda,...   More >

The Karaite Canon: Manuscripts and Ritual Objects from Cairo

Exhibit - Artifacts | January 23 – June 29, 2018 every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. |  Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)

 Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

A selection from the over fifty manuscripts collected by The Magnes in Cairo, Egypt, during an expedition led by the museum’s founder, Seymour Fromer, in 1971. At the time, the aim of The Magnes was to salvage unique documents during a period of great turmoil in the Middle East.

The manuscripts are accompanied by a variety of ritual objects, original ketubbot (marriage contracts), and by...   More >

ON VIEW: ARCH 205B Studio One Final Review Projects

Exhibit - Multimedia | May 4 – June 18, 2018 every day | Lobby Wurster Hall

 Environmental Design, College of

ON VIEW: MAY 4-JUNE 18. Graduate student work from the Spring 2018 Studio One will be on display in the Wurster Sculpture Courtyard. Open to all!

ON VIEW: ARCH 204B Thesis Studio Final Review Projects

Exhibit - Multimedia | May 4 – 13, 2018 every day | Lobby Wurster Hall

 Environmental Design, College of

ON VIEW: May 4-13. Graduate student work from ARCH 204B Thesis Studio will be on view through Commencement weekend. Open to all.