<< Week of September 21 >>

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Botanical Illustration: Edibles and Herbs with Catherine Watters

Workshop | September 19 – 20, 2019 every day | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

This two-day class will focus on edible plants and herbs and introduce you to the fascinating world of Botanical Art. Catherine Watters will teach you to observe, measure and draw plants in great detail and with botanical accuracy. Students will work with graphite, colored pencil and watercolors. All levels are welcome.

$190, $175 members

  Register online or by calling 510-664-7606

Microsoft SharePoint Automation and Integrations

Course | September 19 | 10-11:30 a.m. |  Virtual Classroom

 Human Resources

This course details the process of integrating Microsoft Office applications with SharePoint Site data. Emphasis is placed on automation, connection settings, and real time data feeds between SharePoint Sites and the Microsoft Office suite. Learning Objectives * Understand the underlying structure and hierarchy of Sites, Subsites, and Apps. * Create and assign automated Alerts to notify users of...   More >

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Going in Circles – Revolutionizing Repetitive Control, with Application to Tethered Energy Systems

Seminar | September 19 | 10-11 a.m. | 3110 Etcheverry Hall

 Associate Professor Chris Vermillion, North Carolina State University

 Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME)

Abstract: Repetitive processes, including manufacturing operations involving thousands of copies of a part, control of hard disk drives, and tracking of periodic gaits in human exoskeletons, have represented a significant area of automatic control over the past several decades. While most repetitive control theory focuses on classical design goals of periodic setpoint tracking and disturbance...   More >

Applied Math Seminar: The self-similarly expanding ellipsoid of phase change yields dynamic cavitational instabilities and models deep earthquakes

Seminar | September 19 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Xanthippi Markenscoff, UCSD

 Department of Mathematics

Dedicated to the memory of Prof. G.I. Barenblatt (1927-2018)

The solution of the elastodynamic problem with body-force equivalent to transformation strain suddenly applied and remaining constant inside an ellipsoidal inclusion expanding from zero dimension with constant axes speeds (i.e., self-similarly) constitutes the dynamic generalization of the Eshelby problem. The emitted dynamical fields...   More >

3-Manifold Seminar: Surface group representations

Seminar | September 19 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Ian Agol, UC BERKELEY

 Department of Mathematics

We will discuss representations of genus 0 surface groups into $SU(2)$ for which the traces of the punctures are 0. Following Fintushel-Stern and Kirk-Klassen, these character varieties may be represented as polygonal linkages in $S^3$.

Peace Corps Info Session

Information Session | September 19 | 12-1 p.m. | 260 Mulford Hall

 Kerry Carmichael, Peace Corps

 College of Natural Resources

Join us to learn about the Peace Corps. Hear about volunteer experiences, ask questions about service, and gain tips about the application process. UC Berkeley is the number 1 sender of students to the Peace Corps, and it is a great way to make a difference on an international playing field while working on a grassroots level.

How to Make Stress your Friend

Seminar | September 19 | 12-1 p.m. | International House, Chevron Auditorium

 Dr. Kelly McGonigal, Lecturer, Stanford University and Author of The Upside of Stress and The Willpower Instinct

 Visiting Scholar and Postdoc Affairs (VSPA)

Dr. Kelly McGonigal is a health psychologist and a lecturer at the Stanford University Graduate School of Business. As a pioneer in the field of “science-help,” her mission is to translate insights from psychology and neuroscience into practical strategies that support personal well-being and strengthen communities. Her 2013 TED talk, “How to Make Stress Your Friend,” is one of the 20 Most Viewed...   More >

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Christine Gaspar: Designing with People: The Work of the Center for Urban Pedagogy

Lecture | September 19 | 12-1:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Christine Gaspar

 Arts + Design

Christine Gaspar, executive director

Christine Gaspar discusses her work as executive director of the Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP), a New York–based nonprofit whose mission is to use the power of design and art to increase meaningful civic engagement, particularly among historically underrepresented communities. Gaspar partners with designers and community organizations to create visually...   More >

Mindful Awareness: Guided Meditation

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

 Jeffrey Oxendine

 Institute of Personality and Social Research

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

View from the Top: Tom Siebel: Digital Transformation: Survive and Thrive in an Era of Mass Extinction

Lecture | September 19 | 12-1 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium, 3rd floor

 Tom Siebel, Founder, Chairman and CEO, C3.AI

 College of Engineering

Discussion of his new book “Digital Transformation: Survive and Thrive in an Era of Mass Extinction” with Professor Shankar Sastry. Reception and book signing in the Kvamme Atrium to follow.

Christine Gaspar: Designing with People: The Work of the Center for Urban Pedagogy

Presentation | September 19 | 12 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Christine Gaspar discusses her work as executive director of the Center for Urban Pedagogy (CUP), a New York–based nonprofit whose mission is to use the power of design and art to increase meaningful civic engagement, particularly among historically underrepresented communities. Gaspar partners with designers and community organizations to create visually based educational tools that help...   More >

Natural Resources, Environmental Challenges and Youth Leaders from Southeast Asia: A Forum on Innovations and Solutions

Panel Discussion | September 19 | 12-2 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Center for Southeast Asia Studies

This forum will present current perspectives on environmental issues in Southeast Asia as experienced and envisioned today by young activists and students from the region. The participants are visiting UC Berkeley as part of a program managed by the East-West Center in Honolulu and sponsored by the U.S. State Department.

Bancroft Library Roundtable: The Makings of a Mutiny: Ghadri Poetry and Interrogations of Subjugated Knowledges in History

Lecture | September 19 | 12-1 p.m. | Faculty Club, Lewis-Latimer Room

 Amrit Deol, PhD Candidate in Interdisciplinary Humanities, UC Merced

 Bancroft Library

How did a group of Indian laborers on the United States’ west coast almost bring down the entire British Empire in the early 1900s? Amrit Deol will discuss the history of the anti-colonial Ghadar Party, an Indian political organization, and their publication known as the Ghadar Gunj, or “Echoes of Mutiny."

 The Lewis-Latimer Room has a maximum capacity of 28 people. The doors will be shut and no more attendees may enter once the room is at capacity.

Directional Energy Transfers in a Deep-Water, Extreme Ocean Wave

Seminar | September 19 | 12-1 p.m. | 3110 Etcheverry Hall

 Dylan Barratt, DPhil Student, Department of Engineering Science; University of Oxford, UK

 Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME)

Abstract: Steep, focusing waves can experience fast and local nonlinear evolution of the spectrum due to wave-wave interactions resulting in energy transfer to both higher and lower wavenumber components. The shape and kinematics of a steep wave may, thus, differ substantially from the predictions of linear theory. We have investigated the role of nonlinear interactions on group shape for a...   More >

Patterns of Conversion in the Radical Conservative Tradition

Presentation | September 19 | 12-1 p.m. | Institute for the Study of Societal Issues, Duster Room

 2420 Bowditch Street, Berkeley, CA 94720

 Eliah Bures, CRWS Visiting Scholar

 Center for Right-Wing Studies

It has become our practice to ask visiting scholars to present their work in an informal setting near the beginning of their stay. We hope that those of you who are interested in Dr. Bures' topic will join us for this informal gathering.

Oliver E. Williamson Seminar

Seminar | September 19 | 12-1:30 p.m. | C330 Haas School of Business

 Diana Moreira, Assistant Professor, University of California, Davis

 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 >

IB Seminar: Metabolic rules of microbial community assembly and evolution

Seminar | September 19 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Alvaro Sanchez, Yale University

 Department of Integrative Biology

BIO Bears Botanical Gardens Hike

Social Event | September 19 | 1-3 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Take a break and get out in nature for a little bit with this short hike through the beautiful Berkeley Botanical Garden. Whether you're a plant enthusiast or just want to get a little exercise on a sunny Thursday afternoon, we'd love to have you come along!

We will meet outside of Evans Hall (by Memorial Glade) at 1 p.m. to take a bus up to the gardens.

Econ 235, Financial Economics Seminar: Berkeley – Stanford Joint Seminar

Seminar | September 19 | 1:10-6 p.m. | TBA Haas School of Business

 TBA

 Department of Economics

Joint with Haas Finance Seminar

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

Jonathan Biss

Lecture | September 19 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 125 Morrison Hall

 Jonathan Biss

 Cal Performances, Department of Music

Jonathan Biss talks with Nicholas Mathew in a music department class "Topics in the history of European and American Music," which is focusing on the music of Beethoven. Open to the public for observation.

New Volunteer Information Session

Information Session | September 19 | 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

ESPM Seminar Series, Fall 2019: Monica Cooper

Seminar | September 19 | 3:30 p.m. | 132 Mulford Hall

 Monica Cooper

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

Monica Cooper, Viticulture Farm Advisor at the UC Cooperative Extension, will present: "UC Cooperative Extension: providing network-based learning and data-driven solutions for agriculture and natural resource professionals." Coffee will be available before the talk at 2:30PM in 139 Mulford; meet the speaker after the talk in 139 Mulford Hall.

Seminar 242, Econometrics: "Rationality, Error, and Random Revealed Preferences"

Seminar | September 19 | 4-5 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Aluma Dembo, University of Oxford

 Department of Economics

Jonathan Biss: Piano Master Class

Workshop | September 19 | 4-6 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Jonathan Biss

 Department of Music

Pianist Jonathan Biss coaches three piano students at the Department of Music.
Program:
Grace Moore:
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Sonata No.18 in D Major, K576, 2nd movement and 3rd movement

Emily Lin:
Robert Schumann Kreisleriana Op.16, 7th movement and 8th movement

Jolie Huang:
Ludwig van Beethoven no.32 in C minor, op.111, 2nd movement
Free and open to the public for observation

Graduate Research Conference

Seminar | September 19 | 4-5 p.m. |  Pitzer Auditorium, 120 Latimer Hall

 Jean Van Buren, Graduate Student for Ron Cohen and David Sedlack, https://www.ce.berkeley.edu/people/faculty/sedlak

 College of Chemistry

Coffee served at 3:50pm at the Coffee Lab

Mathematics Department Colloquium: Orthogonal polynomial expansions for the Riemann xi function

Colloquium | September 19 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Dan Romik, University of California-Davis

 Department of Mathematics

The Riemann xi function is a symmetrized and entire-ized version of the Riemann zeta function, with the property that the Riemann hypothesis is true if and only if all the zeros of the Riemann xi function are real. There is an extensive history of attempts, starting in the early twentieth century (with work by Polya, Turan, De Bruijn and others), to gain insight into the Riemann hypothesis by...   More >

Centennial Event - "Arts in the Afternoon": Songs from the Roaring 20s

Performing Arts - Music | September 19 | 4:10-6 p.m. | Women's Faculty Club, Outside Patio or Stebbins Lounge

 Noa Levy

 Women's Faculty Club

Jazz Vocalist Noa Levy performs jazz classics with a trio back up. Noa has been described as singing "with the emotional directness of Carmen McCrae, a powerful voice reminiscent of Eva cassidy and the playful energy of Anita O'Day."

  RSVP by calling Front Desk at 510-642-4175, or by emailing Front Desk at womensfacultyclub@gmail.com by September 18.

An Archeology of Hate. Writing the “Wars of Subjectivity” in Latin America.

Lecture | September 19 | 5-6 p.m. | 126 Dwinelle Annex

 Gabriel Giorgi, New York University

 Center for Latin American Studies

Recent reconfigurations of political subjectivities in South America gave impulse to the new rise of the right, in which hate infuses the public sphere. These changes are inseparable from transformations in technologies, circuits, and publics of writing. Recent art installations in Argentina and Brazil explore the intersections between online writing, hate, and “wars of subjectivity. This talk...   More >

(Photo by Sebastian Freire.)

[Book Talk] The Conspiracy of Capital: Popular Radicalism and the Politics of Conspiracy from Haymarket to the Red Scare

Reading - Nonfiction | September 19 | 5-6:30 p.m. |  2521 Channing Way (Inst. for Res. on Labor & Employment)

 Michael Mark Cohen, UC Berkeley American Studies Department

 UC Berkeley Labor Center, American Studies

Join us for a conversation with author Michael Mark Cohen, UC Berkeley associate teaching professor in the American Studies Department.

ABOUT CONSPIRACY OF CAPITAL:
Between the 1880s and 1920s, a broad coalition of American dissidents, which included rabble-rousing cartoonists, civil liberties lawyers, socialist detectives, union organizers, and revolutionary martyrs, forged a culture of...   More >

A Conversation with California's First Surgeon General Nadine Burke Harris

Lecture | September 19 | 5:30-6:30 p.m. | Berkeley Way West, First Floor Colloquia

 Public Health, School of

Dr. Nadine Burke Harris has seen firsthand the health effects of childhood stress. As a pediatrician and medical director of the Bayview Child Health Center in San Francisco, she began studying how childhood adversity translates to poor health in adulthood. In 2013, she founded the Center for Youth Wellness in order to push pediatric medicine to consider this correlation as she continued to...   More >

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Cartoonist and Author of American Born Chinese Gene Luen Yang at the Berkeley Forum

Lecture | September 19 | 6-7 p.m. | C230 Cheit Hall

 Gene Luen Yang

 The Berkeley Forum

Asians and Asian-Americans are often portrayed as upholding some or all of the stereotypes formed against them, such as being exotic, rich, smart, and/or wimpy with glasses. These are not true, of course – they are stereotypes after all. Come join us in hearing how Gene Luen Yang combats these and other similar negative representation and, instead, promote cultural awareness as an Asian-American...   More >

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Gyges’ Choice: Rationality and Visibility

Lecture | September 19 | 7 p.m. | 315 Wheeler Hall

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

 Department of Classics

The Sather Classical Lectures, part 1.

Black Is . . . Black Ain’t

Film - Feature | September 19 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Black Is . . . Black Ain’t is Marlon Riggs’s bold and richly textured exploration of black American identity. In this final work (completed by colleagues after his death), Riggs shows how this issue has shaped relationships among African Americans, and how people who haven’t “fit” because of color, region, sexuality, gender, even speech, have felt excluded. Commentary includes cultural critics...   More >

Friday, September 20, 2019

Music Studies Colloquium: AMS Preview I

Colloquium | September 20 | 128 Morrison Hall

 Department of Music

Desmond Sheehan (UC Berkeley)
"Music, Knowledge, and the Ethics of Reduction in the German Enlightenment”

Edmund Mendelssohn (UC Berkeley)
“The Ontology of the Ineffable: Bergson, Satie, and Music of the Cubist Decade”

Tarrying with the Irreparable: Trauma and Kader Attia's Arts of Repair

Workshop | September 20 | 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, room 220

 Kader Attia, French Artist

 Stefania Pandolfo, Professor, Anthropology

 Townsend Center for the Humanities, Department of Anthropology, Arts Research Center, Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Center for Race and Gender, Department of History of Art

This workshop is conceived in conversation with Algerian-French artist Kader Attia, and in relation to his exhibition on view at BAMPFA. It will
engage with many primary themes of Attia’s work, reflecting on trauma and loss, war, colonization, madness and possession, the dead and ghostly, and, the contemporary, virtual form of haunting. It takes its point of departure from Attia’s idea of...   More >

Tarrying with the Irreparable: A Workshop in Conversation with Kader Attia’s Arts of Repair

Workshop | September 20 | 9 a.m.-6:30 p.m. | 220 Stephens Hall

 Kader Attia, Artist, MATRIX; Stefania Pandolfo, Professor of Anthropology, University of California, Berkeley; Momar Guèye, Psychiatrist-Psychoanalyst, Fann Hospital, Dakar; Jalil Bennani, Psychoanalyst; Anneka Lenssen, Professor, Art History, University of California, Berkeley; Soraya Tlatli, Professor, French, University of California, Berkeley; Samera Esmeir, Professor, Rhetoric, University of California, Berkeley; Emily Ng, University of Amsterdam; Said Shehadeh, Birzeit University; Natalia Brizuela, Film & Media, Spanish and Portuguese, University of California, Berkeley; Kriss Ravetto-Biagioli, Film Studies, University of California, Davis; David Marriott, Philosophy, Black Studies, Pennsylvania State University; Peter Skafish, ISCI, University of California, Berkeley

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Townsend Center for the Humanities, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Conceived in conversation with Algerian-French artist Kader Attia, this academic workshop engages with many primary themes of Attia’s work, reflecting on trauma and loss, war and colonization, madness and possession, and, the contemporary, virtual form of haunting. It takes as its point of departure Attia’s ideas about repair, which is always entangled with the irreparable, and made present in...   More >

Buddhist Philosophy: The State of the Field

Conference/Symposium | September 20 | 10 a.m.-7 p.m. | Alumni House, Toll Room

 Center for Buddhist Studies

A conference to honor the Bukkyō Dendō Kyōkai's invaluable contributions to the field of Buddhist Studies, as well as to reflect upon issues in the study of Buddhist philosophy.

Botanical Illustration: Edibles and Herbs with Catherine Watters

Workshop | September 19 – 20, 2019 every day | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

This two-day class will focus on edible plants and herbs and introduce you to the fascinating world of Botanical Art. Catherine Watters will teach you to observe, measure and draw plants in great detail and with botanical accuracy. Students will work with graphite, colored pencil and watercolors. All levels are welcome.

$190, $175 members

  Register online or by calling 510-664-7606

Essig Brunch Seminar

Seminar | September 20 | 10-11 a.m. | 1101 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Allison Hansen, University of California Riverside

 Entomology, Essig Museum of

A weekly seminar series run by the Entomology Students Organization featuring local and visiting researchers presenting a wide range of entomology-related topics. Open to the public.

Integral Taiji and Qigong

Workshop | September 20 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

You are invited to participate in Integral Taiji & Qigong classes at the UC Botanical Garden. Our classes will focus on somatic, psycho-spiritual, ecological, and cosmological dimensions of taiji (tai chi) and qigong.

Free with Garden Admission

  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

Engineering Electronic States, Energy Transfer and Disorder in Nanomaterials Through the External Environment: Nano Seminar Series

Seminar | September 20 | 2-3 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Dr. Archana Raja, Staff Scientist, LBNL Molecular Foundry

 Berkeley Nanosciences and Nanoengineering Institute

There is a rich variety of nanostructures available today for the design of novel material systems and interfaces with tailor-made functionalities.
I will show that the local environment strongly influences their electronic and excitonic states, corresponding disorder, dephasing processes and transport of energy.

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

Seminar | September 20 | 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 >

MENA Salon: The Israeli Elections

Workshop | September 20 | 3-4 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Every Friday the CMES hosts an informal guided discussion of current events in the Middle East and North Africa, open to all.

Although Israel held elections just six months ago, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s inability to form a coalition government due to tensions between ultra-Orthodox and secular parties has forced Israel to hold another election on 17 September. While Netanayhu,...   More >

Scaling Cybersecurity Support for Civil Society

Seminar | September 20 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 107 South Hall

 Sean Brooks

 Information, School of

How the Center for Long-Term Cybersecurityâs Citizen Clinic is combating sophisticated attacks from governments, hate groups, terrorists, and multinational corporations.

Help (Not) Wanted: Immigration Politics in Japan

Colloquium | September 20 | 4-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library

 Michael Strausz, Texas Christian University

 Steven Vogel, UC Berkeley

 Center for Japanese Studies (CJS)

Why has Japan’s immigration policy remained so restrictive, especially in light of economic, demographic, and international political forces that are pushing Japan to admit more immigrants? In this presentation, Strausz will argue that Japan’s immigration policy has remained restrictive for two reasons. First, Japan’s labor-intensive businesses have failed to defeat anti-immigration forces within...   More >

War and Peace, Part III: The Year 1812

Film - Feature | September 20 | 4 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

In Part III of War and Peace, the emphasis is on the war: it is 1812 and Napoleon’s armies are crossing into Russia. Nobles discuss politics at their opulent tables as violence rages elsewhere. Pierre visits the battlefield as a casual observer and finds himself in the midst of chaos, while Andrei rediscovers his love of life through yet another brush with death. Bondarchuk moves between the...   More >

Earl L. Muetterties Lecture: Homogeneous Catalysis for Organic Synthesis and Polymer Synthesis

Seminar | September 20 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Kyoko Nozaki, Department of Chemistry and Biotechnology, The University of Tokyo

 College of Chemistry

In order to avoid the formation of undesired by-products, development of catalytic reactions affording the desired compound as a sole product is highly desired. We have developed catalysts applicable for small molecules and macromolecules. The former is recognized as organic synthesis which finds its applications as intermediates for fine chemicals while the latter are widely used in bulk...   More >

Logic Colloquium: Foundations of Online Structure Theory

Colloquium | September 20 | 4-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Rod Downey, Victoria University of Wellington

 Department of Mathematics

You are in a situation were you are given information in bundles one at a time, and you must make some kind of decision based on what you have seen so far. For example, you are packing objects into bins. You are in an online situation. I will look at some work trying to give a model theory to such situations.

Student Arithmetic Geometry Seminar: Lifting twisted K3 surfaces to characteristic $0$.

Seminar | September 20 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Daniel Bragg, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Deligne showed that every $K3$ surface over a field of positive characteristic lifts to characteristic $0$. We will explain how to prove the same result for a twisted $K3$ surface, the most interesting case being when the characteristic divides the order of the Brauer class.

Student 3-Manifold Seminar: The Tait conjectures (cont'd)

Seminar | September 20 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 732 Evans Hall | Note change in location

 Kyle Miller, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

We will continue last week's discussion of the proof of Tait's conjecture about reduced alternating knot diagrams having minimal crossing number and its generalization to adequate knot diagrams.

Visa Tech Talk

Information Session | September 20 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (Room 430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

You+Visa is everywhere you want to be. Do you want to impact the world through payment technology?

Come meet some engineers from Visa! Learn about how engineers are impacting the payments industry day-to-day and individuals around the world through security and innovation.

To begin to mark your mark at Visa, apply to vi.sa/apply.

Food will be served!

And Life Goes On...: (Zendegi va digar hich),(Life and Nothing More)

Film - Feature | September 20 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

In the aftermath of the 1990 earthquake in northern Iran that killed some fifty thousand people, Kiarostami returned to the setting of Where Is the Friend’s Home? seeking to find out the fate of his nonprofessional child stars. In the devastated landscape, expecting to find death, Kiarostami found life, and proceeded to transform it into cinema. A filmmaker and his son go along the destroyed...   More >

Mark Morris Dance Group: Mozart Dances

Performing Arts - Dance | September 20 | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Cal Performances

More than a decade after its West Coast premiere in Cal Performances’ 2007–08 season Mark Morris’ Mozart Dances returns to Zellerbach Hall. Morris’ choreography is set to three Mozart piano works—the Piano Concerto No. 11 in F major, K. 413; the Sonata for Two Pianos in D major, K. 448; and the Piano Concerto No. 27 in B-flat major, K. 595. The music is performed by the Berkeley Symphony...   More >

$42-148 (prices subject to change)

  Tickets go on sale August 6. Buy tickets online or by calling 5106429988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Mark Morris Dance Group performs Mozart Dances Friday–Sunday, September 20–22, 2019 in Zellerbach Hall.

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Graduate Admissions Open House

Information Session | September 21 | 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. |  Haviland Hall

 Social Welfare, School of

Our annual fall admissions event includes large- and small-group presentations about our graduate programs, admission requirements, and the Berkeley graduate admissions application process. Presenters and panelists include current students, faculty, admissions advisors, and Field Education faculty and staff.

  RSVP by emailing swadm@berkeley.edu

Science Lecture - Our changing atmosphere: Evidence that demand a Verdict?

Lecture | September 21 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 100 Genetics & Plant Biology Building

 Jeff Reimer, Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering

 Science@Cal

Many people are aware of climate change only by way of public discourse and social media. Drawing on recent scientific papers organized for a course he teaches at Berkeley, Jeff Reimer will show how the atmosphere is changing, that humans are the cause, and that there are consequences. These consequences may be viewed in the context of Earth’s historical carbon cycles, which demonstrate well what...   More >

Carbon cycle and effects on the atmosphere

BIO Bears Street Food Festival Meetup

Social Event | September 21 | 12-3 p.m. |  Jack London Square

 Map

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

In the Bay Area, there's no shortage of good food ⁠— and at the Oakland Food Festival, you'll get the chance to sample some of the best the Bay Area has to offer! Come join us for an afternoon of amazing food and good company.

We will meet at 12 p.m. on Savio Steps to head down to Oakland together.

Please RSVP here to reserve your spot...   More >

Symposium: Gordon Onslow Ford: A Man on a Green Island

Presentation | September 21 | 1:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Exploring the multifaceted work of British-born American painter Gordon Onslow Ford (1912–2003) and his contributions to the history of twentieth- and twenty-first-century art, this symposium is occasioned by the publication of the first monograph devoted to the artist, Gordon Onslow Ford: A Man on a Green Island; it also marks the hundredth anniversary of Surrealism. International scholars who...   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

Mark Morris Dance Group: Mozart Dances

Performing Arts - Dance | September 21 | 2-4 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Cal Performances

More than a decade after its West Coast premiere in Cal Performances’ 2007–08 season Mark Morris’ Mozart Dances returns to Zellerbach Hall. Morris’ choreography is set to three Mozart piano works—the Piano Concerto No. 11 in F major, K. 413; the Sonata for Two Pianos in D major, K. 448; and the Piano Concerto No. 27 in B-flat major, K. 595. The music is performed by the Berkeley Symphony...   More >

$42-148 (prices subject to change)

  Tickets go on sale August 6. Buy tickets online or by calling 5106429988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Black Life: Michelle M. Wright

Presentation | September 21 | 4 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Michelle M. Wright, a professor at Emory University in Atlanta, offers a lecture entitled “Using Time to Represent Blackness.” She argues that the complexity of black identities is poorly served by traditional representations of time—including those used by many academics in black studies. Drawing on the history of theoretical physics and concepts of race, gender, and sexuality in African...   More >

Mozart Listening Party: In Conjunction with Mark Morris Dance Group's "Mozart Dances"

Lecture | September 21 | 5-6:15 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Mark Morris, Choreographer and Artistic Director, Mark Morris Dance Group; Jeremy Geffen, Executive and Artistic Director, Cal Performances, Cal Performances

 Colin Fowler, Music Director, Mark Morris Dance Group

 Cal Performances

Cal Performances director Jeremy Geffen delves into Mozart's music with choreographer Mark Morris and Mark Morris Dance Group's music director Colin Fowler

Look Back in Anger

Film - Feature | September 21 | 5:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Of all the angry young men in the sixties British cinema who ever raged against the hypocrisy, regimentation, and disappointment of working-class life, none raged quite so eloquently and articulately as Richard Burton, portraying John Osborne’s antihero Jimmy Porter in the film that started it all. Crowded into a tiny Midlands flat with his taciturn wife Alison and two others, Jimmy torments all...   More >

Brandi Carlile

Performing Arts - Music | September 21 | 6:30 p.m. |  Hearst Greek Theatre | Tickets sold out

 Another Planet Entertainment

By The Way, I Forgive You is not an album about forgiveness in the easy sense—where someone has hurt you and then suddenly there’s a great reconciliation and a remorse-filled scene with two people running across the golden wheat field towards an embrace that somehow undoes a lifetime of pain and damage, as if the past has no meaning.

  Sold out. Sold Out Buy tickets online

Shiraz: A Romance of India

Film - Feature | September 21 | 8 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Based on the romance between seventeenth-century Mughal ruler Shah Jahan and his queen, this epic silent film is the ravishing, romantic tale behind the creation of one of the world’s most iconic structures, the Taj Mahal. Shot entirely on location in India, it features lavish costumes and gorgeous settings—all the more impressive in this restoration by the BFI National Archive, which features a...   More >

Jonathan Biss, piano: The Complete Piano Sonatas of Ludwig van Beethoven

Performing Arts - Music | September 21 | 8-10 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Jonathan Biss, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

Programs:
Saturday, September 21
Piano Sonata No. 1 in F minor, Op. 2, No. 1
Piano Sonata No. 9 in E major, Op. 14, No. 1
Piano Sonata No. 13 in E-flat major, Op. 27, No. 1, Quasi una fantasia
Piano Sonata No. 12 in A-flat major, Op. 26, Funeral March
Piano Sonata No. 21 in C major, Op. 53, Waldstein

Sunday, September 22
Piano Sonata No. 4 in E-flat major, Op. 7
Piano Sonata No. 17 in...   More >

$68 (prices subject to change)

  Tickets go on sale August 6. Buy tickets online or by calling 5106429988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Cal Performances presents Jonathan Biss performing The Complete Piano Sonatas of Ludwig van Beethoven in Hertz Hall.

Mark Morris Dance Group: Mozart Dances

Performing Arts - Dance | September 21 | 8-10 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Cal Performances

More than a decade after its West Coast premiere in Cal Performances’ 2007–08 season Mark Morris’ Mozart Dances returns to Zellerbach Hall. Morris’ choreography is set to three Mozart piano works—the Piano Concerto No. 11 in F major, K. 413; the Sonata for Two Pianos in D major, K. 448; and the Piano Concerto No. 27 in B-flat major, K. 595. The music is performed by the Berkeley Symphony...   More >

$42-148 (prices subject to change)

  Tickets go on sale August 6. Buy tickets online or by calling 5106429988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Exhibits and Ongoing Events

The Life and Career of Kaneji Domoto

Exhibit - Multimedia | August 19 – December 16, 2019 every day | 210 Wurster Hall

 Environmental Design, College of

This exhibition explores the complex story behind the only American Japanese architect and landscape architect at Frank Lloyd Wright’s Usonian community, in Westchester County, New York in 1944.

The Languages of Berkeley: An Online Exhibition

Exhibit - Multimedia | September 1, 2019 – August 31, 2020 every day |  Free Speech Movement Cafe (Moffitt Library)

 Library, Berkeley Language Center

Celebrates the magnificent diversity of languages that advance research, teaching, and learning at the University of California, Berkeley. It is the point of embarkation for an exciting sequential exhibit that will build on one post per week, showcasing an array of digitized works in the original language chosen by those who work with these languages on a daily basis - librarians, professors,...   More >

You Are On Indian Land: There There (On the Same Page 2019): An Exhibit of Library Collections relating to the Native American community of Oakland

Exhibit - Multimedia | August 26, 2019 – January 31, 2020 every day | Moffitt Undergraduate Library, 3rd floor

 Library

Tommy Orange's debut novel, There There, is this year's On the Same Page program reading. The entire campus community is encouraged to read the book and participate in classes and events this Fall.

“Orange’s debut is an ambitious meditation on identity and its broken alternatives, on myth filtered through the lens of time and poverty and urban life. Its many short chapters are told through a...   More >

 Show UCB ID to enter Moffitt Library

Pleasure, Poison, Prescription, Prayer: The Worlds of Mind-Altering Substances

Exhibit - Artifacts | March 15 – December 15, 2019 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Hearst Museum of Anthropology

 Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

If you sip a cup of coffee, are you on drugs? If you try psychedelics, are you committing a crime? If you have a sweet tooth, are you a sugar addict?


Since the beginning of human existence, peoples of the world have altered their minds with countless plant-based substances. They have done so for many reasons, ranging from pleasure to health to ceremony, with effects both harmful and benign,...   More >

Art Wall: Carlos Amorales

Exhibit - Painting | March 27 – October 13, 2019 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

In this new commission for the BAMPFA Art Wall, entitled Ghost Demonstration, Amorales draws from the multiple histories of mural art in Mexico, the political demonstrations that occurred in Berkeley in the 1960s (as well as more recent events), and protests in the United Kingdom in the 1980s. In order to make this monumental mural, the artist used stencils of slogans from Berkeley protest...   More >

Guided Tours: Strange

Exhibit - Multimedia | September 8 – November 17, 2019 every Sunday | 2 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Explore the spirit of Surrealism with a guided tour of Strange, which features a diverse array of works from the BAMPFA collection invoking the improbable, uncanny, mysterious, and miraculous.

Photographs by Ken Light: American Stories

Exhibit - Photography | August 28, 2019 – May 15, 2020 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | Stephens Hall, Townsend Center, 220 Stephens

 Townsend Center for the Humanities, Journalism, Graduate School of

In an exhibition of selected works from the past five decades, documentary photographer Ken Light probes social and political issues in America.

 Viewing hours are generally Monday-Friday, 9 am to 4 pm. The exhibit is located in a space also used for events. Please contact the Townsend Center to confirm availability.

Power and the People: The U.S. Census and Who Counts

Exhibit - Artifacts | September 16, 2019 – March 1, 2020 every day | Doe Library, Bernice Layne Brown Gallery

 Library

Since 1790, the U.S. Census has impacted many aspects of our lives. It determines congressional apportionment, decides which communities receive a slice of $500,000,000,000 in federal funds, and provides information essential to policy making. Census questions also reflect the beliefs, concerns and prejudices of their time, starting with the first census which mandated that enslaved people be...   More >

Guided Tours: Strange

Exhibit - Multimedia | September 4 – November 27, 2019 every Wednesday | 12:15 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Explore the spirit of Surrealism with a guided tour of Strange, which features a diverse array of works from the BAMPFA collection invoking the improbable, uncanny, mysterious, and miraculous.

The Languages of Berkeley: An Online Exhibition

Exhibit - Multimedia | September 20 – 21, 2019 every day |  Free Speech Movement Cafe (Moffitt Library)

 Library

Celebrates the magnificent diversity of languages that advance research, teaching, and learning at the University of California, Berkeley. It is the point of embarkation for an exciting sequential exhibit that will build on one post per week, showcasing an array of digitized works in the original language chosen by those who work with these languages on a daily basis - librarians, professors,...   More >