<< Week of August 25 >>

Sunday, August 25, 2019

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 3 – December 29, 2019 every Sunday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday with exceptions | 1:30-2:45 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join us for a free, docent-led tour of the Garden as we explore interesting plants from around the world, learn about the vast diversity in the collection, and see what is currently in bloom. Meet at the Entry Plaza.

Free with Garden admission. Advanced registration not required

3 Faces

Film - Feature | August 25 | 4:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Iranian director Jafar Panahi’s fourth feature since he was officially banned from filmmaking in his home country, this captivating road movie feels very much like an homage to Abbas Kiarostami. Panahi and his female traveling companion, Behnaz Jafari, play themselves on a journey to a tiny village near the Turkish border, where they are in search of a young woman and her family. “A sly fictional...   More >

Chinese Chapter: Fireside Chat with Dean Tsu-Jae King Liu

Social Event | August 25 | 5:30-8:30 p.m. |  Peony Seafood Restaurant #288

 388 9th St., Oakland, CA 94607

 Cal Alumni Association, Chinese Chapter

Born in Ithaca, New York, Dean Liu joined UC Berkeley as a faculty member in the EECS Department in 1996 and, in 2018, became the first woman in the history of UC Berkeley to serve as Dean of the College of Engineering. Being a Chinese-American and leading one of the foremost technology institutions in the world, Dean Liu is in a unique position to witness as well as influence America's...   More >

  Buy tickets online

Irma Vep

Film - Feature | August 25 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Olivier Assayas inserts his passion for visual, chaotic Hong Kong action movies into the verbose, yet equally chaotic, landscape of the French art film in this “remake” of the silent French serial Les vampires. Pop-culture icon Maggie Cheung, as both “Irma Vep” and “Maggie Cheung,” tiptoes through the wreckage, her latex-catsuited presence triggering as much anarchy, confusion, and sexual...   More >

Monday, August 26, 2019

New Volunteer Information Session

Information Session | August 26 | 3-4:30 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Perry Hall

 Botanical Garden

Join us for an information session about the volunteer programs at UCBG. Find out what opportunities are currently available, what the requirements are, and learn how to get started.

In addition to registering, please email the Volunteer & Tour Coordinator at perry[at]berkeley.edu.

  Register online or by calling 510-643-7265

Manager Mastermind Group

Workshop | August 26 | 3-4 p.m. | 24 University Hall

 Shirley Giraldo

 Human Resources

This is a solution-oriented social learning development opportunity where we share strategies on pressing topics of the day, and build community. Please RSVP and submit questions you'd like to ask other managers about in the link provided.

Analysis and PDE Seminar: Skyrmions and stability of degree ±1 harmonic maps from the plane to the two-dimensional sphere

Seminar | August 26 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Thilo Simon, New Jersey Institute of Technology

 Department of Mathematics

Skyrmions are topologically nontrivial patterns in the magnetization of extremely thin ferromagnets. Typically thought of as stabilized by the so-called Dzyaloshinskii-Moriya interaction (DMI), or antisymmetric exchange interaction, arising in such materials, they are of great interest in the physics community due to possible applications in memory devices.

In this talk, I will characterize...   More >

A Conversation with Tommy Orange: An On the Same Page event

Lecture | August 26 | 7:30-9 p.m. |  Haas Pavilion

 Tommy Orange, Author

 Beth Piatote, Professor, Native American Studies, UC Berkeley

 College of Letters & Science

Tommy Orange, whose novel There There is the featured text for On the Same Page 2019, will be interviewed onstage by Professor Beth Piatote.

 Free and open to all.

Tommy Orange, photo credit Elena Siebert

Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Orientation for New Graduate Students (NGSO)

Orientation | August 27 | 8:30 a.m.-3:45 p.m. |  Dwinelle Hall

 Graduate Division

Orientation for NEW graduate students includes informative speakers and workshops on relevant topics. This event, sponsored by the Graduate Division, will take place at Dwinelle Hall. Check-In from 8:30-9am. Event begins at 9:00 am and ends at 3:45pm. Lunch served to first 900 Registered. Visit website for more information.

Cities of Trees

Seminar | August 27 | 9-9:30 a.m. | Barrows Hall, Radio broadcast, ON-AIR ONLY, 90.7 FM KALX

 Mam Suteethorn, PhD, College of Environmental Design; Andrew Saintsing, Department of Integrative Biology

 KALX 90.7 FM

Tune in to The Graduates this Tuesday for an interview with Mam Suteethorn from the College of Environmental Design at UC Berkeley. Mam recently earned her PhD after completing a research project focused on the interactions between people and trees in urban environments.

Mam Suteethorn

Berkeley Boosts: Too Close for Comfort? — AI, Cameras, and Privacy with Ken Goldberg, William S. Floyd Jr. Distinguished Chair in Engineering, UC Berkeley

Seminar | August 27 | 10-11 a.m. |  Online Program

 Law, Boalt School of

Berkeley Boosts is a monthly series of free webinars (with MCLE credit) and articles for legal practitioners and organizational leaders. Berkeley Boosts content is carefully curated by the Berkeley Center for Law and Business and Berkeley Law Executive Education to ensure engaging discussions on subjects that matter.

Expose yourself to different viewpoints, gain insights into emerging...   More >

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research and Finding a Mentor Workshop

Workshop | August 27 | 10-10:45 a.m. | 160 Kroeber Hall

 Leah Carroll, Haas Scholars Program Manager/Advisor, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research

If you are thinking about getting involved in undergraduate research, this workshop is a great place to start! You will get a broad overview of the research opportunities available to undergraduates on campus, and strategies for connecting with faculty members who can guide you.

Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program Info Session

Information Session | August 27 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 159 Mulford Hall

 Stefanie Ebeling, Program Manager/Student Advisor, Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program, Office of Undergraduate Research

 Office of Undergraduate Research

The Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program gives undergraduate students the opportunity to work with UC Berkeley professors on faculty research projects.

ITIN Drop-Off Event

Workshop | August 27 | 11:10 a.m.-12:10 p.m. | 109 Dwinelle Hall

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Avoid a trip across campus. Attend this event to complete the ITIN application process with Berkeley International Office (BIO) and the Central Payroll Office. This event is for F-1 students who are not eligible for a Social Security Number and are receiving cash-in-hand awards from UC Berkeley.

Marzana Kamal | Wives Left Behind: A Study of the Impact of Men’s International Labour Migration on their Wives in Bangladesh

Lecture | August 27 | 12-2 p.m. | 10 Stephens Hall

 Marzana Kamal, PhD Candidate, Sociology and Social Policy, Bangor University, Gwynedd, UK

 Sanchita Saxena, Director, Subir and Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies; Executive Director, Institute for South Asia Studies

 Institute for South Asia Studies, The Subir & Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies, Berkeley Master of Development Practice, Berkeley Journal of Gender, Law & Justice, Center for Initiative on Political Conflict, Gender and People's Rights Race and Gender, American Medical Women's Association at Berkeley

A talk by Marzana Kamal on the intersectionality of migration, patriarchy and religion in Bangladesh through an exploration of male labour migration and it's impact on the wives that get left behind in Bangladesh.

Mindfulness Meditation Group

Meeting | February 20, 2018 – January 5, 2021 every Tuesday | 12:15-1 p.m. | 3110 Tang Center, University Health Services

 Tang Center (University Health Services)

The Mindfulness Meditation Group meets every Tuesday at 12:15-1:00 pm at 3110 Tang Center on campus. All campus-affiliated people are welcome to join us on a drop-in basis, no registration or meditation experience necessary. We start with a short reading on meditation practice, followed by 30 minutes of silent sitting, and end with a brief discussion period.

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research and Finding a Mentor Workshop

Workshop | August 27 | 1-1:45 p.m. | 160 Kroeber Hall

 Leah Carroll, Haas Scholars Program Manager/Advisor, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research

If you are thinking about getting involved in undergraduate research, this workshop is a great place to start! You will get a broad overview of the research opportunities available to undergraduates on campus, and strategies for connecting with faculty members who can guide you.

Microsoft Access Database Relationships

Course | August 27 | 1:30-4 p.m. | 239 Campus Shared Services (1608 4th Street, Berkeley)

 Human Resources

This course details the concepts and practices of designing a relational Microsoft Access database. Emphasis is placed on Table normalization strategies, defining multi-table relationships, and understanding the implications and benefits of a relational environment on other database objects such as Queries, Forms, and Reports. Learning Objectives * Understand the purpose and interdependencies of...   More >

  Register online

Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program Info Session

Information Session | August 27 | 2-3 p.m. | 159 Mulford Hall

 Stefanie Ebeling, Program Manager/Student Advisor, Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program, Office of Undergraduate Research

 Office of Undergraduate Research

The Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program gives undergraduate students the opportunity to work with UC Berkeley professors on faculty research projects.

Student Harmonic Analysis and PDE Seminar (HADES): The method of complex scaling

Seminar | August 27 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Haoren Xiong, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Scattering resonances of Schrödinger operator with a compactly supported potential are defined as the poles of the meromorphic continuation of the resolvent. I will introduce the method of complex scaling which produces a natural family of non-self-adjoint operators whose discrete spectrum consists of resonances. Furthermore, we will see that similar results hold in the case of dilation analytic...   More >

UC Berkeley Cloud Computing Meetup

Meeting | August 27, 2019 – August 25, 2020 the last Tuesday of the month every month | 4:30-7 p.m. |  Berkeley SkyDeck Penthouse

 Data Sciences

This meetup is aimed at bringing together students, researchers, faculty, IT staff and the wider local community to learn, share and discuss our work in designing and operating services built on cloud computing architectures.

We will feature speakers and engaging discussions around current issues in cloud computing often with an enterprise focus.

Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies (TDPS) Undergraduate Welcome

Information Session | August 27 | 4:30-5:30 p.m. |  Zellerbach Playhouse

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

Are you an undergraduate student interested in learning more about Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies? Whether you’re an incoming freshman, a transfer student, or a continuing student, you’re invited to the TDPS Undergraduate Welcome!

Back to My Roots: Omar Bashir

Performing Arts - Music | August 27 | 7-8:30 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Omar Bashir

 Assyrian Arts Institute, University of California, Berkeley

Assyrian Arts Institute Artists Tours presents: Omar Bashir, featuring Ilona Danho, Assyrian vocalist. Omar Bashir is an Assyrian/Hungarian internationally renowned player of the oud. He has recorded 20 CDs.

$35 General Admission, $10 Student

  Buy tickets online or or by emailing tickets@berkeley.edu

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

Computer Health Matters: User Friendly Workstations (BEUHS400)

Workshop | August 28 | 9-10 a.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

 Greg Ryan, Be Well at Work - Ergonomics

 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

Keyboards and Mice: Ergonomic Alternatives (BEUHS401)

Workshop | August 28 | 10:10-11 a.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Class of '42

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

 Be Well at Work - Ergonimics

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

  Register online

Texas Instruments Tabling Event: TI Chip Day

Miscellaneous | August 28 | 11 a.m.-3 p.m. | Soda Hall, In front of HP Auditorium (306 Soda Hall)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Join us for interactive demos featuring TI technology, refreshments, giveaways and more!

Getting Your Bearings Library Tour

Tour/Open House | August 28 – September 3, 2019 every day with exceptions | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | Doe Library, Tour starts at the north entrance

 Library

Join other students and get your bearings with a 3-in-one tour of the Doe Memorial Library, Moffitt Undergraduate Library, and the Main Stacks. See these central libraries and learn about the student services they provide.

Certificate Program in Human Resource Management Online Information Session

Information Session | August 28 | 11-11:30 a.m. |  Online | Note change in date

 UC Berkeley Extension

Discover how this certificate, approved by the Human Resource Certification Institute, can help you make the most of growing opportunities in human resource management.

  Register online

Plant and Microbial Biology Seminar: "CRISPR-guided insights into the physiology and evolution of methanogenic archaea"

Seminar | August 28 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Barker Hall

 Dipti Nayak, Assistant Professor, UC Berkeley

 Department of Plant and Microbial Biology

Dipti Nayak, Ph.D. is a new assistant professor in the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology at UC Berkeley. Their research falls at the intersection of microbial physiology and evolution. They received a Ph.D. at Harvard University in the Department of Organismic and Evolutionary Biology and a Masters from the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at Stanford.

MVZ Lunch Seminar - Jochen Wolf

Lecture | August 28 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 VLSB, Grinnell-Miller Library

 Museum of Vertebrate Zoology

Join us for our first MVZ Lunch Seminar of the semester this Wednesday, August 28 at 12 pm,.

Speaker: Jochen Wolf, Chair and Professor of Evolutionary Biology, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, Germany

Title: "Birds of a feather flock together: Speciation genomics in crows. Location: 3101 Valley Life Sciences Building, Grinnell-Miller Library – please let the receptionist know you...   More >

NOW Conference (Next Opportunity at Work) Highlight

Workshop | August 28 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 24 University Hall

 Human Resources

You have goals for your job, but how about your career? Being ready for your next career move means preparing early. In this workshop, you’ll begin to frame a goal and a plan to build and sustain momentum.

  Register online

No MVZ Lunch Seminar

Seminar | August 28 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 VLSB, Grinnell-Miller Library

 Museum of Vertebrate Zoology

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

Berkeley La Raza Law Journal Board Meeting

Meeting | August 28 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 115 Boalt Hall, School of Law

 Berkeley La Raza Law Journal

Berkeley La Raza Law Journal Board Meeting

Certificate Program in Marketing Online Information Session

Information Session | August 28 | 1-1:30 p.m. |  Online

 Tom McGuire, Program Director, UC Berkeley Extension

 UC Berkeley Extension

Find out how UC Berkeley Extension equips you with a solid understanding of marketing’s most up-to-date concepts and techniques. For more information, visit the Certificate Program in Marketing.

  Make reservations online

Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program Info Session

Information Session | August 28 | 1-2 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Stefanie Ebeling, Program Manager/Student Advisor, Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program, Office of Undergraduate Research

 Office of Undergraduate Research

The Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program gives undergraduate students the opportunity to work with UC Berkeley professors on faculty research projects.

How to Email a Professor to Get a Positive Response: Workshop

Workshop | August 28 | 2-3 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Leah Carroll, Haas Scholars Program Manager/Advisor, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Do you need to email a professor you've never met before to ask for their help, but you don't know where to start? Have you ever written a long email to a professor, only to receive no response, or not the one you hoped? If so, this workshop is for you! We will discuss how to present yourself professionally over email to faculty and other professionals ...   More >

Topology Seminar (Introductory Talk): End invariants of infinite volume hyperbolic 3-manifolds

Seminar | August 28 | 2-3 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 James Farre, Yale University

 Department of Mathematics

I will discuss the structure of the ends of tame hyperbolic 3-manifolds and define the end invariants associated to a hyperbolic structure. I will then state Thurston’s Ending Lamination Conjecture, now a theorem of Minsky and Brock-Canary-Minsky. I will model the geometry of a thick degenerate 3-manifold on a certain metric bundle over a Teichmüller geodesic and hint at connections with the...   More >

Getting Your Bearings Library Tour

Tour/Open House | August 28 – September 3, 2019 every day with exceptions | 2-3 p.m. | Doe Library, Tour starts at the north entrance

 Library

Join other students and get your bearings with a 3-in-one tour of the Doe Memorial Library, Moffitt Undergraduate Library, and the Main Stacks. See these central libraries and learn about the student services they provide.

Learning from Sparse Data

Seminar | August 28 | 3-4 p.m. | 400 Cory Hall

 Ramya Korlakai Vinayak, UW Seattle

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

In many scientific domains, the number of individuals in the population under study is often very large, however the number of observations available per individual is often very limited (sparse). Limited observations prohibit accurate estimation of parameters of interest for any given individual. In this sparse data regime, the key question is, how accurately can we estimate the distribution of...   More >

Weekly Coffee Break

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

 2131 Durant, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

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

Arithmetic Geometry and Number Theory RTG Seminar: RTG Seminar

Seminar | August 28 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 David Zureick-Brown, Emory

 Department of Mathematics

Compositions of some random integral mappings (and a conjecture)

Seminar | August 28 | 3:10-4 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Zbigniew J. Jurek, University of Wroclaw

 Department of Statistics

In the 1980's, the Lévy class L of self-decomposable distributions was characterized as distributions of some special random integrals.
That led to more general theory applied to other classes of distributions. Random integral mappings (some type of functionals of Lévy processes) are continuous homomorphisms between
convolution sub-semigroups of ID (the semigroup of all infinitely...   More >

The Traveler: In Focus: Abbas Kiarostami

Film - Series | August 28 | 3:10-5 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Ahmad Kiarostami

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Post-screeing lecture by Ahmad Kiarostami.
Ahmad Kiarostami is a San Francisco–based entrepreneur with a wide range of experience, from startups to producing films and making music videos.

A preteen delinquent, charmingly unencumbered by either reality or morality, sets off on a miniature Odyssey to see a soccer match in Kiarostami’s first full-length feature, which recalls Truffaut’s The 400...   More >

The Traveler: In Focus: Abbas Kiarostami

Film - Series | August 28 | 3:10 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Ahmad Kiarostami

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Post-screeing lecture by Ahmad Kiarostami.
Ahmad Kiarostami is a San Francisco–based entrepreneur with a wide range of experience, from startups to producing films and making music videos.

A preteen delinquent, charmingly unencumbered by either reality or morality, sets off on a miniature Odyssey to see a soccer match in Kiarostami’s first full-length feature, which recalls Truffaut’s The 400...   More >

Citizen Clinic Information Session

Special Event | August 28 | 4-6 p.m. | B Hearst Field Annex

 Information, School of

Learn how Berkeley students are defending civil society organizations from cyberattacks, disinformation, and online abuse.

  RSVP online

Topology Seminar: Infinite volume and bounded cohomology

Seminar | August 28 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 3 Evans Hall

 James Farre, Yale University

 Department of Mathematics

In this talk, I will define bounded cohomology of groups with an emphasis on examples coming from computing the volumes of locally geodesic simplices in hyperbolic manifolds. We will see that the volume class associated to a hyperbolic structure identifies its geometrically infinite end invariants or those of the covering spaces associated to virtual fibers. We will also study the behavior of...   More >

Arista Info-Session

Information Session | August 28 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

We're Cal alumni currently working as software engineers at Arista. We're hosting an info session where we'll talk about the kinds of engineering work we do at Arista, how Arista fits into the tech industry, and what it's like to work at Arista.

About us:
Arista Networks delivers software-defined networking for large datacenter and high-performance computing environments. Arista’s core...   More >

VSR Social Mixer

Social Event | August 28 | 6-8 p.m. |  Matiki Island BBQ & Brew (prev. Daily Pint)

 Map

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

On behalf of Berkeley International Office, we would like to invite you to attend our Visiting Student Researcher (VSR) Social Mixer! Enjoy this opportunity to meet and socialize with other scholars. All are welcome so feel free to invite friends, family, or new colleagues.

We'll be inside at one of the long tables. Look for signs! Food and beverages will be available for purchase. We...   More >

Toastmasters on Campus Club: Learn public speaking

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

 Toastmasters on Campus

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

La Chinoise

Film - Feature | August 28 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

In an apartment painted brilliant shades of red and blue, five young people—including Véronique (Anne Wiazemsky), a philosophy student, and the actor Guillaume (an ardent Léaud)—attempt to live according to the precepts of Chairman Mao, their shortwave tuned to Radio Peking. In an assemblage of skits that bridges Pop and agitprop, Godard portrays the progress of these “petit Maoists” from playing...   More >

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Getting Your Bearings Library Tour

Tour/Open House | August 28 – September 3, 2019 every day with exceptions | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | Doe Library, Tour starts at the north entrance

 Library

Join other students and get your bearings with a 3-in-one tour of the Doe Memorial Library, Moffitt Undergraduate Library, and the Main Stacks. See these central libraries and learn about the student services they provide.

Econ 235, Financial Economics Seminar: Topic TBA

Seminar | August 29 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | C210 Haas School of Business

 Filippo Mezzanotti, Kellogg School of Management; Northwestern University

 Department of Economics

Joint with Haas Finance Seminar

Mindful Awareness: Guided Meditation

Miscellaneous | August 29 – November 21, 2019 every Thursday | 12-1 p.m. | 5400 Berkeley Way West

 Jeffrey Oxendine

 Institute of Personality and Social Research

Focus the mind. Foster creativity, resilience, and well-being. These meetings are free and open to faculty, staff, and students.

Oliver E. Williamson Seminar: "Smaller Slices of a Growing Pie: The Effect of Entry in Platform Markets"

Seminar | August 29 | 12-1:30 p.m. | C330 Haas School of Business

 Oren Reshef, PhD Candidate, UC Berkeley

 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 >

Mimi Zeiger: Design, Citizenship, and the Need to Envision Tomorrow

Lecture | August 29 | 12-1:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Mimi Zeiger

 Arts + Design

Mimi Zeiger, critic, editor, and curator

Cocurator of the US Pavilion at the 2018 Venice Architecture Biennale, Mimi Zeiger will give insight into the curatorial practices and research that led to the Biennale exhibition, Dimensions of Citizenship, as well as the upcoming exhibition Soft Schindler at the MAK Center for Art and Architecture.
Interrogating the spatial conditions of design and...   More >

BPM 205 Delegation Skills

Workshop | August 29 | 12:30-4:30 p.m. | #24 University Hall

 Human Resources

This workshop is for UC Berkeley Staff. The content covers planning and preparing to delegate a task or project, communicating effectively when delegating, and planning for follow-up to ensure successful task or project completion.

  Register online

Trello Team Project Boards

Course | August 29 | 1:30-3 p.m. |  Virtual Classroom

 Human Resources

This course details the process of leveraging Trello Boards for team or individual project management. Emphasis is placed on the highly-extensible Trello platform interface for defining, assigning, and tracking project elements. Learning Objectives * Understand the conceptual hierarchy of Boards, Lists, Cards, Checklists, and Items. * Create new Boards and define Lists to categorize tasks and...   More >

  Register online

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 3 – December 29, 2019 every Sunday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday with exceptions | 1:30-2:45 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join us for a free, docent-led tour of the Garden as we explore interesting plants from around the world, learn about the vast diversity in the collection, and see what is currently in bloom. Meet at the Entry Plaza.

Free with Garden admission. Advanced registration not required

Seminar 251, Labor Seminar:

Seminar | August 29 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall | Canceled

 Center for Labor Economics

Getting Your Bearings Library Tour

Tour/Open House | August 28 – September 3, 2019 every day with exceptions | 2-3 p.m. | Doe Library, Tour starts at the north entrance

 Library

Join other students and get your bearings with a 3-in-one tour of the Doe Memorial Library, Moffitt Undergraduate Library, and the Main Stacks. See these central libraries and learn about the student services they provide.

SLC Language Exchange Program: Become a Polyglot

Workshop | August 29 | 2-3 p.m. | 113 César E. Chávez Student Center

 Student Learning Center

Are you looking to enhance your language skills? Do you want to expand your community at Cal and around the world? The SLC Language Exchange Program introduces you to the linguistic and cultural diversity at Cal. Come learn how you can become a polyglot and discover how we connect hundreds of language enthusiasts all over the world. RSVP at bit.ly/lepinfo-fa19.

Pronunciation Tips Workshop

Workshop | August 29 | 2:30-3:30 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Take advantage of this opportunity to learn practical tools for improving your American-English pronunciation! This workshop will be taught by a professional ESL instructor from the English Studies Institute.

Please RSVP here.

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research and Finding a Mentor Workshop

Workshop | August 29 | 3-4 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Leah Carroll, Haas Scholars Program Manager/Advisor, Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarships

 Office of Undergraduate Research

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research

If you are thinking about getting involved in undergraduate research, this workshop is a great place to start! You will get a broad overview of the research opportunities available to undergraduates on campus, and suggestions on how to find them.

We will also let you know about upcoming deadlines and eligibility requirements for some of...   More >

Teaching Your Own Class as an Undergraduate: the A to Z of Proposing a DeCal

Workshop | August 29 | 4-5 p.m. | 201A César E. Chávez Student Center

 Student Learning Center

Interested in leading your own class and adding to Cal’s curriculum? This informational workshop covers the process of proposing your own DeCal, from identifying a faculty sponsor to getting your course approved. "RSVP at bit.ly/regis-igs."

Printing Nanoscale Things: Metals, Oxides, and Quantum Dots: Special Nano/Bio Seminar

Seminar | August 29 | 4-5 p.m. | 177 Stanley Hall

 Prof. Yeon Sik Jung, KAIST, Materials Science & Engineering

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

This talk will introduce deep-nanoscale fabrication technologies based on synergic combinations of self-assembly, photolithography, and transfer-printing applicable to a variety of material systems including polymers, oxides, metals, quantum nanostructures for high-performance sensors, photovoltaics, and displays.

In particular, this talk will report on our recent innovation: highly precise...   More >

Exploring Gender Bias in Word Embedding

Workshop | August 29 | 5-7 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Newton room (730)

 Data Sciences

In this one and a half hours workshop, we will explore bias in a word embedding - a widespread building block of many machine learning models that work with natural languages. The workshop is designed for a diverse audience: from without any background in machine learning or programming to data science practitioners - no technical background is required!

SOLD OUT: Redwood Grove Summer Concerts: Nicki Bluhm

Performing Arts - Music | August 29 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden, Redwood Grove

 Nicki Bluhm

 Botanical Garden

After spending the last six years as lead singer and front person of Nicki Bluhm and the Gramblers, as well as recent high-profile collaborations and performances with the likes of Phil Lesh, Ryan Adams, and The Infamous Stringdusters, Nicki Bluhm is stepping out on her own.

General $32 / UCBG Members $30 / Youth (5 - 17) $18

 SOLD OUT.

TDPS Auditions for The Caucasian Chalk Circle

Performing Arts - Theater | August 29 | 5:30-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Playhouse

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

UC Berkeley's Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies (TDPS) will hold open auditions for its Fall 2019 production of The Caucasian Chalk Circle. Auditions are open to all currently enrolled UC Berkeley students.

Affirm Tech Talk

Information Session | August 29 | 6-8 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Join Affirm for a tech talk by Cal Alum, Steven Ho!

Affirm is bringing transparency to consumer credit. Started by PayPal co-founder Max Levchin, Affirm offers financial services that are actually on your side. We give you the flexibility to buy now and make simple payments for big purchases. By letting you pay over time, Affirm is empowering consumers to advance their financial well-being....   More >

Draper Dragon Fund and Draper University Ventures Investor Panel

Panel Discussion | August 29 | 6:30-9 p.m. | 360 Lab San Francisco, 5th Floor

 274 Brannan St, San Francisco, CA 94107

 Robert Li, Investor, Draper Dragon Fund; Juan Acosta, Director, Draper University

 Matt McGee, Business Strategy & Development, Sturfee

 UC Berkeley Extension, 360 Lab San Francisco, Sturfee, 51VR, EPIC

UC Berkeley Extension is thrilled to sponsor a great panel organized by Anna Cho and her team next August 29 at 360 Lab San Francisco at 6:30pm! You will meet with Robert Li, Investor - Draper Dragon Fund, Juan Acosta, Investor, Draper University Ventures; Director, Draper University and Matt McGee (moderator), Business Strategy & Development - Sturfee Inc.

The Decline of Western Civilization

Film - Feature | August 29 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Penelope Spheeris’s writhing and raucous portrait of the L.A. punk scene circa 1979/80 is about the surface tension, the appearance of decline. And on the surface there is a certain decrepitude as Darby Crash, lead singer of the Germs, slogs around his house issuing an inventory of his addictions, or Lee Ving, the chilling frontman for Fear, spews off-color jokes meant to raise the heckles. But...   More >

Friday, August 30, 2019

Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program Info Session

Information Session | August 30 | 10-11 a.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Stefanie Ebeling, Program Manager/Student Advisor, Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program, Office of Undergraduate Research

 Office of Undergraduate Research

The Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program gives undergraduate students the opportunity to work with UC Berkeley professors on faculty research projects.

Getting Your Bearings Library Tour

Tour/Open House | August 28 – September 3, 2019 every day with exceptions | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | Doe Library, Tour starts at the north entrance

 Library

Join other students and get your bearings with a 3-in-one tour of the Doe Memorial Library, Moffitt Undergraduate Library, and the Main Stacks. See these central libraries and learn about the student services they provide.

UCDC Info Session: Spring 2020 application deadline, September 19, 2019

Information Session | August 30 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Mary Crabb, UCDC

 The UC Berkeley Washington Program

Come learn about how to spend a semester working and studying in Washington, DC. UCDC sends students from all majors to intern and take classes in DC, earning a full semester of Berkeley credit.

SLC Language Exchange Program: Become a Polyglot

Workshop | August 30 | 1-2 p.m. | 113 César E. Chávez Student Center

 Student Learning Center

Are you looking to enhance your language skills? Do you want to expand your community at Cal and around the world? The SLC Language Exchange Program introduces you to the linguistic and cultural diversity at Cal. Come learn how you can become a polyglot and discover how we connect hundreds of language enthusiasts all over the world. RSVP at bit.ly/lepinfo-fa19.

Building Your Compass: Exploration for Seasoned Staff

Workshop | August 30 | 1:30-3:30 p.m. | 24 University Hall

 Human Resources

This 4-part series is intended for staff who want to shape the culminating 5-10 years of their careers to leverage their generativity and experience at a life stage when the factors that most enrich their engagement, satisfaction and reward may be shifting. Over 4 sessions, the series will look to the past, present and future to explore the facets of your own particular "compass." Registering...   More >

Docent-led tour

Tour/Open House | January 3 – December 29, 2019 every Sunday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday with exceptions | 1:30-2:45 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join us for a free, docent-led tour of the Garden as we explore interesting plants from around the world, learn about the vast diversity in the collection, and see what is currently in bloom. Meet at the Entry Plaza.

Free with Garden admission. Advanced registration not required

Sculpting Photocatalysts on the Nano Scale: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | August 30 | 2-3 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Prof. Lilac Amirav, Technion University, Chemistry

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

The solar-driven photocatalytic splitting of water into hydrogen and oxygen is a potential source of clean and renewable fuels. However, four decades of global research have proven this multi-step reaction to be highly challenging. The design of effective artificial photocatalytic systems will depend on our ability to correlate the photocatalyst structure,
composition, and morphology with its...   More >

Members' Walk: Asia

Lecture | August 30 | 2-3 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Eric Hupperts

 Botanical Garden

Garden members are invited to take a free in-depth look into the Asian Collection with Horticulturist Eric Hupperts. This stunning collection includes much of the Asian continent with the majority coming from temperate climate and subtropical areas of China, Japan, Korea, Siberia, the Kamchatka Peninsula, and the Himalayas.

Please note that this walk may feature pathways with stairs and...   More >

  Register online

BIO Bears BAMPFA Art Lovers Meetup

Social Event | August 30 | 2-3 p.m. |  UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Map

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Join fellow art lovers to explore the Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive right next to campus. Admission is free for Cal students!

We will meet right outside of the BAMPFA at 2 p.m. on August 30th, and spend about an hour viewing the exhibits. Come see amazing art and meet new friends--what's not to like?

Please RSVP here. Space is...   More >

Big C Hike

Social Event | August 30 | 2-3:30 p.m. |  International House

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Join Berkeley International Office (BIO) advisors on this exhilarating hike to enjoy the breathtaking view of the bay! Bring a camera to capture the moment and don't forget to wear comfortable closed-toe shoes and comfortable clothing. It might be a little dirty. The hike and back takes 1-1.5 hours. Meet at I-House front entrance on the steps....   More >

Getting Your Bearings Library Tour

Tour/Open House | August 28 – September 3, 2019 every day with exceptions | 2-3 p.m. | Doe Library, Tour starts at the north entrance

 Library

Join other students and get your bearings with a 3-in-one tour of the Doe Memorial Library, Moffitt Undergraduate Library, and the Main Stacks. See these central libraries and learn about the student services they provide.

Student Probability/PDE Seminar: KPZ Universality and Determinantal Processes I

Seminar | August 30 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Fraydoun Rezakhanlou, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Kardar-Parisi-Zhang (KPZ) universality has been rigorously verified for a number of exactly solvable models such as Hammersley-Aldous-Diaconis and exclusion processes. A key ingredient for this verification is a determinantal type representation for the correlation function. In these lectures I give an overview of the existing results and present a direct and simple proof of the determinantal...   More >

Student Arithmetic Geometry Seminar: Iterated Integrals and Unipotent Connections

Seminar | August 30 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 David Corwin, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Line integrals of differential one-forms define functions on the path space, and these functions are homotopy invariant if the form is closed. They thus define functions on the fundamental group, which in fact factor through its abelianization, the first homology. Iterated integrals are a way of defining integrals that detect non-abelian quotients of the fundamental group. We will explain how...   More >

Transit

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

As a fascist occupation descends on France, refugees—including a German camp survivor who assumes a dead writer’s identity (Franz Rogowski) and the writer’s unwitting wife (Paula Beer)—gather in the sunlit purgatory of Marseille, seeking passage out of an increasingly dangerous Europe. It’s a classic scenario for a World War II thriller, but Christian Petzold’s Transit is no period piece:...   More >

TDPS Auditions for Who Shot La Miguelito?

Performing Arts - Theater | August 30 | 6-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Playhouse

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

UC Berkeley's Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies (TDPS) will hold open auditions for its Fall 2019 production of Who Shot La Miguelito?. Auditions are open to all currently enrolled UC Berkeley students.

Welcome Back To A Cappella: A free event featuring 15 student acappella groups from across UC Berkeley's campus

Performing Arts - Music | August 30 | 7-9:30 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Student Musical Activities

15 student a cappella groups from across the UC Berkeley campus celebrate the start of the school year with a two-plus hour talent showcase on the Zellerbach Hall stage in a free event for, by, and with Cal Students.

The Death of Louis XIV: (La mort de Louis XIV)

Film - Feature | August 30 | 7:45 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

“In Albert Serra’s masterful The Death of Louis XIV, we are a guest in the bedchamber of King Louis (Jean-Pierre Léaud), where, among his loyal servants, all energy and concern is devoted to the king’s well-being and hoped-for recovery. Serra draws from literary references for historical accuracy; the room is candlelit and the scenes hover between the somber reality of death and the humor that...   More >