<< Week of October 20 >>

Sunday, October 20, 2019

TDPS presents Who Shot La Miguelito? by Sean San José

Performing Arts - Theater | October 17 – 20, 2019 every day |  Zellerbach Playhouse

 Sean San José

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

This dynamic performance piece parallels the murder of a young street artist in San Francisco’s Mission District with the death of immigrant, working-class neighborhoods. Mapping the Mission in murals, tags, stickers, stencils, and socio-political protest art, the piece invites the audience to see, hear, and move with refugees, immigrants, first gens—and ghosts.


  Buy tickets online

Mural by Twick ICP | Poster by Ben Dillon

Homecoming: Reunion and Parents Weekend

Special Event | October 18 – 20, 2019 every day |  UC Berkeley Campus

 University Development and Alumni Relations

Reunion and Parents Weekend at Homecoming is UC Berkeley’s largest annual gathering welcoming thousands of alumni, parents, and families to campus for three days of fun. Festivities include alumni parties, family events, the Bear Affair Tailgate BBQ, tours and open houses, the Homecoming football game, lectures, spirit events, and more. In 2019, it takes place October 18–20.

  Registration opens July 1. Register online by September 27.

Global Homecoming 2019: A day full of unique I-House experiences

Special Event | October 20 | 9:30 a.m.-3 p.m. |  International House

 International House

Join us under the dome for the Fifth Annual International House Global Homecoming—featuring unique I-House experiences, community building, networking, and delicious international treats! The House will be buzzing with excitement. Don’t miss out on the fun! See below for the full schedule of events.

  Register online

Hula Dance Class: Halau O Kekuhi at Cal Performances

Workshop | October 20 | 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m. |  Bancroft Studio (2401 Bancroft)

 Mahealani Uchiyama, master teaching artist in Hula, Cal Performances

 Cal Performances

Led by Māhealani Uchiyama

Experience a kinetic introduction to Hula, the indigenous dance of Hawai'i, with Bay Area Hula artist, Māhea Uchiyama. This ancient, healing art form uses the body to perpetuate knowledge of the ancestors and appreciate nature. The class leads into the afternoon performance by Hālau O Kekuhi, an honored troupe of Hilo from Hawaii's Big Island that...   More >

FLACC Dance Workshop

Workshop | October 20 | 12-12:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

In anticipation of the Festival of Latin American Contemporary Choreographers, join FLACC artists and dance makers Liz Boubion and Karla Quintero for a workshop in site-specific performance making. Using sound, movement, expression, and improvisation, participants will map the architecture and conjure the history of the BAMPFA building, activating its creative potential as a performance space....   More >

Volleyball vs. Colorado

Sport - Intercollegiate - Volleyball | October 20 | 12 p.m. |  Haas Pavilion

 Cal Bears Intercollegiate Sports

Cal Volleyball hosts Colorado in conference action at Haas Pavilion.

Top Dogs With Top Dogs

Social Event | October 20 | 12-2 p.m. |  Alumni House

 Cal Alumni Association

Come celebrate the Cal community by joining Cal alumni and students for an afternoon of career networking and hot dogs at the Alumni House! Top Dog will be on-site to grill their famous, gourmet hot dogs, while guests converse about the Cal experience and professional life after graduation. The event will also include a keynote speaker and entertainment by a Berkeley crowd favorite. Join us for...   More >

El Arte y la Política, y el Caso de César Vallejo: Poetry and the other Arts; Critique; Activism; Legacies

Lecture | October 20 | 12:30-2 p.m. |  Latinx Research Center

 2547 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 César Vallejo

 Latinx Research Center

César Vallejo (1892-1938)–the incomparable Peruvian poet, critic-essayist, and radical political activist–created an extraordinary body of poetic art, along with a series of essays on aesthetics and politics, that have had great influence in the Americas and worldwide since the 1940s. Vallejo’s rich, brilliant, experimental, challenging work and his extraordinary life brought him to the...   More >

Exploration of Forms: Afro-Cuban Dance Workshop

Performing Arts - Dance | October 20 | 1-3 p.m. |  Bancroft Studio (2401 Bancroft)

 José Francisco Barroso

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies

This free workshop with live drumming focuses on the explosive and subtle sacred expressions of the Orisha (Yoruba deities), as well as the dances of the Dahomey-Arará (Vodu, Gaga), and Congo (Palo, Makuta) regions. Instructor José Francisco Barroso offers students a strong understanding of polyrhythm and the kinesthetic distinctions of Afro-Cuban traditional dances, rhythms, and movements.

 Free and open to the public.

Transparency, Control Mechanisms, and Social Trust In Chinese History

Workshop | October 20 | 1:30-4:30 p.m. | East Asian Library, Art History Seminar Room

 Trenton Wilson, EALC,UC Berkeley; Michael Nylan, History, UC Berkeley; Natasha Heller, Religious Studies, University of Virginia; Thomas Hahn, Berkeley independent scholar

 Center for Chinese Studies (CCS)

This session, while designed for graduate students, is open to the public. Talks will be 35 minutes each, so as to leave ample time for discussion.

Workshop theme and impetus:
Zhu Xi (1130-1200), echoing Wang Bi’s (226-249) reading of the Analects, wrote, "to anticipate duplicity and dishonesty will, I fear, give rise to a mechanical mind" (jixie zhi xin). Following after Zhu Xi, we might say...   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

Cal Rotaract Fall 2019 Benefit Show

Special Event | October 20 | 2-4 p.m. |  Anna Head Alumnae Hall (2537 Haste St.)

 Cal Rotaract

As part of our service theme for this semester of mental health awareness, Cal Rotaract are raising money to support the Alzheimer’s Association (https://www.alz.org/) through our Fall 2019 Benefit Show on Oct. 20th. Alzheimer’s is the 6th leading cause of death in the United States and affects 1 out of every 3 seniors. All proceeds from the show will go directly to the organization. There will...   More >

AIA Lecture - Commerce in Color: the economy of Roman pigment shops

Lecture | October 20 | 2-4 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Hilary Becker, Classics, SUNY Binghamton

 San Francisco Society of the Archaeological Institute of America

The discovery of the only known pigment shop in ancient Rome revealed an
array of colors in their raw, mineral form waiting to be sold to wall painters. Ancient pigments provide a surprising opportunity to understand how science can be used in archaeology, revealing what pigments were present in the shop and, potentially, the source from which they originated, as well as exploring the...   More >

Trace Your Love Line

Workshop | October 20 | 2 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

In conjunction with the exhibition The San Quentin Project, two workshops offer artmaking experiences that draw on somatic and expressive arts therapy to explore resilience. Painting can engage people’s innate creativity and capacity to heal through integrating sensory, emotional, and thinking processes in a soothing, exploratory, and enjoyable way.

No prior art experience needed.

Workshop...   More >

Hālau O Kekuhi

Performing Arts - Dance | October 20 | 3-5 p.m. |  Zellerbach Hall

 Cal Performances

This Hawaiian classical dance ensemble specializes in the vigorous and kinetic 'aiha'a style of hula and chant, handed down from woman to woman for more than eight generations of the Kanaka'ole family in Hilo, on the Big Island. The members of this acclaimed troupe sing and dance in honor of Pele, the goddess of fire and the creator of their native islands.

$36–$58 (prices subject to change)

  Tickets go on sale August 6. Buy tickets by calling 510-642-9988, or by emailing tickets@calperformances.org

Hālau O Kekuhi performs Sunday, October 20, 2019 in Zellerbach Hall. (credit: Kalei Nuuhiwa)

76 Minutes and 16 Seconds with Abbas Kiarostami: (76 daghighe va 15 sanieh ba Abbas Kiarostami)

Film - Feature | October 20 | 3 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Filmmaker Seifollah Samadian was one of Abbas Kiarostami’s closest friends and worked alongside him for over twenty-five years, collaborating on projects such as ABC Africa and Five. In this intimate portrait, which is revealing in subtle and touching ways, Samadian draws upon footage he shot of Kiarostami on location and while traveling in Iran and abroad, showing him at work as a photographer,...   More >

76 Minutes and 16 Seconds with Abbas Kiarostami: (76 daghighe va 15 sanieh ba Abbas Kiarostami)

Film - Feature | October 20 | 3 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Filmmaker Seifollah Samadian was one of Abbas Kiarostami’s closest friends and worked alongside him for over twenty-five years, collaborating on projects such as ABC Africa and Five. In this intimate portrait, which is revealing in subtle and touching ways, Samadian draws upon footage he shot of Kiarostami on location and while traveling in Iran and abroad, showing him at work as a photographer,...   More >

Husband and Wife

Film - Feature | October 20 | 4:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

An absorbing example of genre filmmaking in the People’s Republic of China, Husband and Wife could at first glance be mistaken for any other romantic melodrama chronicling the rise and decline of a married couple’s love; here, though, that love takes place in (and is entirely defined by) a realm of political upheaval and Maoist ideology. A Shanghai intellectual marries an illiterate peasant...   More >

Stories We Tell

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Actress-turned-director Sarah Polley sets her gaze toward her own family history—and her remarkable, remarkably unconventional mother—in this moving, constantly surprising documentary on home life, marriage, and female independence. Polley and cinematographer Iris Ng weave between straightforward, shot-on-digital first-person interviews and more romanticized, gauzy fictional Super 8mm “home...   More >

Monday, October 21, 2019

SambaNova Systems Tabling Event

Information Session | October 21 | 11 a.m.-2 p.m. | Soda Hall, In front of HP Auditorium (306 Soda Hall)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Stop by for some nosh courtesy of SambaNova. A few of our engineers and recruiters will be there to share their experiences with you and answer any questions you may have about the company. We look forward to meeting you!

Recruiting for:
- Full time software engineers (BS, MS, PhD)
- Full time hardware engineers (BS, MS, PhD)

Find our job postings on Handshake. We look forward to meeting...   More >

Graduate Student Seminar

Seminar | October 21 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 489 Minor Hall

 Joel Bowen, O'Brein Lab; Justin Theiss, Silver Lab

 Neuroscience Institute, Helen Wills

Joel Bowen's Talk
Feature interference within dynamic receptive field pooling arrays: Implications for visual crowding

Abstract: Visual crowding imposes severe perceptual limitations on object recognition in peripheral vision: target objects that are easily identified in isolation are much more difficult to identify when flanked by similar nearby objects. Most models of crowding postulate...   More >

5th Annual UC Berkeley Disability Employment Fair and Open House: Sponsored by Staff Alliance for Disability Access

Career Fair | October 21 | 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. | University Hall, Room 24 (in basement)

 Staff Alliance for Disability Access

Are you or anyone you know interested in joining an inclusive workplace? Interested in professional level jobs? Interested in learning about what a career at UC Berkeley has to offer? Join us to learn about available UC Berkeley jobs and accomodations for the disabled community!

  RSVP online

The Sense of Fairness in Chimpanzees and Children

Colloquium | October 21 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 1104 Berkeley Way West

 Jan Engelmann, UC Berkeley Psychology

 Department of Psychology

It is often argued that the sense of fairness consists in an aversion to unequal resource distributions. Standard accounts claim that chimpanzees react negatively to allocations in which they receive less than others, while children, from around 8 years onwards, also react negatively to allocations in which they receive more than others. I will review recent evidence suggesting two modifications...   More >

Semm Seminar: From Performance-Based Engineering to Urban Resilience

Seminar | October 21 | 12-1 p.m. | 502 Davis Hall

 Gregory Deierlein, Stanford University

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

Performance-based earthquake engineering has matured over the past twenty years from a con-ceptual framework into a formal methodology that can enable quantitative assessment of the seismic risks to buildings and infrastructure. Enabled by advanced computational technologies, performance-based methods provide for more transparent design and decision making that takes advantage of the latest...   More >

Prof. Gregory Deierlein

Getting an Archaeology Article Published

Workshop | October 21 | 12-2 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)

 Mitch Allen, Scholarly Roadside Service, Founder of AltaMira Press and Left Coast Press

 Archaeological Research Facility

Getting an article published is about more than simply doing the research, writing it up, and sending it off. There are strategies for presenting your work to the journal editor-- and ways to craft your message to them-- that greatly improve your chances of success, strategies that most academics don't know or don't follow.

 Workshops cost $50 for non-UC attendees. The workshops are free for students, faculty, and staff.

  Register online

Trade Lunch: "Beyond nightlights: The use of daytime high resolution satellite images in economics"

Seminar | October 21 | 12:05-1 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Luna Huang, University of California, Berkeley

 Department of Economics

Combinatorics Seminar: Matroids arising from electrical networks

Seminar | October 21 | 12:10-1 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Bob Lutz, MSRI

 Department of Mathematics

In this talk I will introduce Dirichlet matroids, a generalization of graphic matroids defined by electrical networks. First, I will describe an interaction between duals of Dirichlet matroids and duals of circular electrical networks. Second, I will characterize the Bergman fans of Dirichlet matroids as explicit subcomplexes of graphic Bergman fans. For "complete" networks, we obtain a...   More >

GSPP Research Seminar

Seminar | October 21 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Goldman School of Public Policy, Room 105 (in 2607 Hearst St)

 Krista Ruffini, UC Berkeley

 Goldman School of Public Policy

Goldman School of Public Policy Research Seminar
Mondays 12:10-1:30
Pizza Served

PERL Seminar: “Does Symbolic- Breed Substantive-Representation? Evidence from Women’s Police Stations in India”

Seminar | October 21 | 12:40-1:30 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Nirvikar Jassal

 Department of Economics

ERL is an opportunity for PhD students to present work in progress and receive valuable feedback from faculty and peers.

Industry 4.0 and the Extension of Malaysia's Economic Success Story: With Malaysia's Minister of Finance

Lecture | October 21 | 1-2 p.m. | B100 Blum Hall

 Lim Guan Eng, Malaysia's Minister of Finance, Malaysian Government

 AMENA Center for Entrepreneurship & Development, Blum Center for Developing Economies

Lim Guan Eng, Malaysia's Minister of Finance and the Secretary General of the Democratic Action Party (DAP), will deliver a talk on the investment environment in Malaysia. His talk will include the causes behind Malaysia’s success in reducing its dependence on extractive resources and agriculture, diversifying its economy, and transitioning to a knowledge based, competitive, and innovative...   More >

  RSVP online or or by emailing Syreen Ponferrada at ponferrada.syreen@berkeley.edu by October 19.

Lim Guan Eng, Malaysia's Minister of Finance

On the Fringe of Minitel: Alternative Uses of a State-Sponsored Communications Network A Participatory Masterclass

Seminar | October 21 | 1-2 p.m. | Moffitt Undergraduate Library, BCNM Commons, 340

 Julien Mailland, University of Indiana, Bloomington

 Center for New Media

1980s France was peculiar: most of the populace was online, checking the news, buying, chatting, and having virtual intercourse, via a plugged-in little computer box called "Minitel." Handed out for free by the PTT, the phone company, Minitel made France the most connected country in the world until the introduction of the commercial Internet in the mid-nineties, which dwarfed it. In Silicon...   More >

  RSVP online

BIDS Forum: Statistics and Machine Learning Forum

Lecture | October 21 | 1:30-2:30 p.m. | 190 Doe Library

 Berkeley Institute for Data Science

Full details about this meeting will be posted here: https://bids.berkeley.edu/events.

String-Math Seminar: 3d Mirror Symmetry and HOMFLY-PT homology

Seminar | October 21 | 2-3 p.m. | 402 LeConte Hall

 Tudor Dimofte, UC Davis

 Department of Mathematics

3d N=4 gauge theories admit two distinct topological twists, ‘A’ and ‘B’, analogous to the well-studied A and B twists of 2d N=(2,2) theories, and exchanged by 3d mirror symmetry. Unlike their 2d analogues, much of the categorical structure of the 3d twists is still being worked out. I will discuss some aspects of the category of line operators in the A and B of gauge theories, and an...   More >

Probabilistic operator Algebra Seminar: Atoms of operator-valued free convolutions

Seminar | October 21 | 3-5 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

 Hari Bercovici, Indiana University

 Department of Mathematics

We describe a recent result about atoms of sums of freely independent operator-valued random variables. Possible consequences for the kernels of polynomials in freely independent variables (relative to a trace) are also discussed.

Two Paths to Habituality: Imperfective Mode vs. Habitual Mode in Tlingit (and Simple Present in English)

Colloquium | October 21 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Seth Cable, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

 Department of Linguistics

Despite its morpho-syntactic simplicity, the English sentence in (1) expresses an especially complex and still deeply puzzling meaning, one having to do with the subject’s habits, propensities, dispositions, duties, etc.

(1) My father eats salmon.

Interestingly, in the Tlingit language (Na-Dene; Alaska, British Columbia, Yukon), there seem to be two means for expressing the general meaning...   More >

Arithmetic Geometry and Number Theory RTG Seminar: The K-theory of truncated polynomial algebras and coordinate axes.

Seminar | October 21 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Martin Speirs, Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Algebraic K-theory is a fundamental invariant of rings and schemes and is connected with several areas of number theory such as p-adic cohomology theories and special values of zeta functions. Unfortunately, explicit computations of K-theory are rare and typically hard. However, certain trace maps from K-theory to more computable invariants have led to computations.

In this talk I will revisit...   More >

Children of the Dream: Why School Integration Works

Colloquium | October 21 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Berkeley Way West, Room 1102 Berkeley Way West (2121 Berkeley Way, Berkeley, CA 94720)

 Rucker C. Johnson, University of California, Berkeley (Goldman School of Public Policy) & National Bureau of Economic Research

 Graduate School of Education

Inequality in schools leads to many of our most intractable social ills: the mass incarceration of young men of color, disparities in income, life expectancy and related public health metrics.

Children of the Dream argues for public education as the primary engine of upward mobility. Specifically, I examine the success of our three most significant equal-opportunity initiatives: 1)...   More >

CEE Distinguished Lecture: The Pathway towards the Deployment of Self-Driving Vehicle Technology

Lecture | October 21 | 4-5 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium

 Juan Argote, Uber Advanced Technologies Group

 Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE)

Juan Argote (CEE MS '10; PhD '14) will give the fall CEE Distinguished Lecture on Monday, Oct. 21. Argote is the Transportation Research Lead within the Uber Advanced Technologies Group.

He will speak on "The Pathway towards the Deployment of Self-Driving Vehicle Technology."

The lecture will take place at 4-5pm (NEW TIME) in Sutardja Dai's Banatao Auditorium with a reception following in...   More >

Allostery and genetic information integration

Seminar | October 21 | 4-5 p.m. | 106 Stanley Hall

 Jeremy Gunawardena, Harvard Medical School

 College of Chemistry

I will describe recent results which show that allosteric conformational ensembles of sufficient
complexity can implement any form of information integration that is achievable without energy
expenditure. I will discuss to what extent this mechanism may account for the information processing which occurs during eukaryotic gene regulation, in which many small packets of information must be...   More >

Analysis and PDE Seminar: Pollicott-Ruelle resonances and Betti numbers

Seminar | October 21 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Benjamin Küster, Paris 11

 Department of Mathematics

In joint work with Tobias Weich, we study the multiplicity of the Pollicott-Ruelle resonance 0 of the Lie derivative along the geodesic vector field on the cosphere bundle of a closed negatively curved Riemannian manifold, acting on flow-transversal one-forms. We prove that if the manifold admits a metric of constant negative curvature and the Riemannian metric is close to such a constant...   More >

Seminar 208, Microeconomic Theory: "Mislearning from Censored Data: The Gambler’s Fallacy in Optimal-Stopping Problems"

Seminar | October 21 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Kevin He, California Institute of Technology

 Department of Economics

Jagdish Patel | Workers’ health and safety in the state of Gujarat, India

Lecture | October 21 | 4:30-6 p.m. | Berkeley Way West, Room 5400, 5th floor (2121 Berkeley Way / 1919 Shattuck Avenue), UC Berkeley School of Public Health

 Jagdish Patel, Executive Director, People’s Training and Research Centre, Vadodara, India, http://www.peoplestraining.org/

 Garrett Brown, Lecturer at the School of Public Health, and Coordinator of the Maquiladora Health & Safety Support Network

 UC Berkeley School of Public Health, The Institute for South Asia Studies

Talk by Indian labor activist and director of Peoples Training and Research Centre, Mr. Jagdish Patel.

Labor, Global Supply Chains, and the Garment Industry in South Asia: Bangladesh after Rana Plaza

Reading - Nonfiction | October 21 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | NYU Stern School of Business, Kaufman Management Center, Room 55, 3rd floor, MC building

  44 W 4th St, New York, NY 10012

 Sanchita Saxena, Director, Subir and Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies; Executive Director, Institute for South Asia Studies; Dina M. Siddiqi, Clinical Associate Professor, NYU; Chaumtoli Huq, Associate Professor of Law at CUNY School of Law and the founder/Editor of Law@theMargin; Shikha Silman Bhattacharjee, Ph.D. Candidate in Jurisprudence and Social Policy at Berkeley Law and the 2019 Subir Chowdhury Fellow on Quality of Life in Bangladesh

 Paula Chakravarty, Associate Professor of Media, Culture and Communication (MCC), and the Gallatin School, at New York University

 David Ludden, Director of the Center for Global Asia in New York and Professor and Chair of the Department of History at New York University

 New York Center for Global Asia, Subir & Malini Chowdhury Center for Bangladesh Studies at UC Berkeley, Institute for South Asia Studies at UC Berkeley, Stern Center for Business and Human Rights at NYU, CUNY School of Law, NYU | South Asia

Book launch: Labor, Global Supply Chains, and the Garment Industry in South Asia: Bangladesh after Rana Plaza

Election Results Watch Party: 43rd Canadian Federal Election

Special Event | October 21 | 5:30-8:30 p.m. | 109 Moses Hall

 Canadian Studies Program (CAN)), Institute of Governmental Studies

Join the UC Berkeley Canadian Studies Program, the Institute of Governmental Studies, and fans of Canadian politics to watch election returns from the 43rd Canadian Federal Election.
RSVP Requested at: https://canadianelection.eventbrite.com

This event is free, and open to all. Refreshments will be provided. Questions? Call Elliott at 510-642-0531 or email elliott.smith@berkeley.edu.

  RSVP online by October 20.

The Derek Miller Band in Concert: with clips from the film "Rumble"

Performing Arts - Music | October 21 | 6-8 p.m. | Martin Luther King Jr. Student Union, Multicultural Community Center

 Derek Miller

 College of Letters & Science

This special event starring The Derek Miller Band will also feature clips from the film Rumble: The Indians Who Rocked the World, in which the band appears.

Two-time JUNO winning singer/songwriter/guitarist Derek Miller from Six Nations of the Grand River is a journeyman musician with eclectic taste and a knack for guitar oriented roots-inflected rock with a pop sensibility. With his unique...   More >

 Free and open to all on a first-come, first accommodated basis

Derek Miller bw

"Maybe Esther": Storytelling and the Unpredictability of the Past

Lecture | October 21 | 6-7:30 p.m. |  Alumni House

 Katja Petrowskaja

 Institute of European Studies, The Pacific Regional Office of the German Historical Institute Washington, ZEIT-Stiftung Ebelin und Gerd Bucerius, Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES)

In this year’s Bucerius lecture, Kiev-born German writer Katja Petrowskaja deals with the conundrums of making history. In her acclaimed novel "Maybe Esther", a modern person undertakes a road trip through European landscapes of memory, languages, and family stories. The “maybe” introduces remembering as an act of defiance, as personal resistance against the firmly established, inevitable pace of...   More >

  RSVP online by October 20.

Katja Petrowskaja, photo: Sasha Andrusyk

An Evening with SambaNova

Information Session | October 21 | 6:15-7:45 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Join our women engineers for a Q & A panel and
fireside chat to hear their stories and their
contributions to our effort to power the next generation of machine learning and AI.

Dinner will be provided. First 10 attendees will receive wireless chargers.

Non-Human Art

Lecture | October 21 | 6:30-8 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Leonel Moura

 Arts + Design

Presented by the Berkeley Center for New Media

Leonel Moura, Artist, Lisbon

Can a machine create its own art? This question, raised around the year 2000 by Lisbon-born artist Leonel Moura, is at the core of his work with robotics and artificial intelligence. With the development of artificial intelligence in recent years, the possibility of machines being intelligent but also creative is at...   More >

ATC Lecture — Leonel Moura, "Non-Human Art"

Colloquium | October 21 | 6:30-8 p.m. | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, Osher Theater

 Leonel Moura

 Center for New Media, Department of Spanish & Portuguese, CITRIS and the Banatao Institute

Can a machine create its own art? This question, raised around the year 2000 by Leonel Moura, is at the core of his work with robotics and artificial intelligence. With the development of artificial intelligence of recent years, the possibility for machines to be intelligent but also creative is at the center of a debate on the future of humanity. Will machines take over? Or, is there an...   More >

Heart Chan Meditation

Course | September 23 – November 11, 2019 every Monday | 7-8:30 p.m. |  Anthony Hall

Heart Chan, Heart Chan at Berkeley

 Heart Chan

Start the journey for Heart Chan Meditation
seeking harmony of mind, body, spirit
gain true wisdom and joy from your inner self
make meditation part of your modern daily life.

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Thinking Improperly About Democracy

Seminar | October 22 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | 3401 Dwinelle Hall

 Mark Devenney, Co-Director of the Centre for Applied Philosophy, Politics and Ethics; Principal Lecturer, School of Humanities, University of Brighton, UK

 The Program in Critical Theory

Details forthcoming.

A Geometric Method of Hoverability Analysis for Multirotor UAVs

Seminar | October 22 | 10 a.m.-11 p.m. | 3110 Etcheverry Hall

 Assistant Professor Tatsuya Ibuki, Department of Systems and Control Engineering; Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan

 Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME)

Abstract: This talk presents a novel geometric method to investigate what structure of multirotor unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) can achieve stable hovering, i.e., hoverability. The hoverability is indispensable for a multirotor UAV to conduct its task safely, and even when a rotor fails, it should be satisfied to prevent an accident. The proposed geometric method reveals the relationship...   More >

Seminar 217, Risk Management: CANCELLED

Seminar | October 22 | 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 1011 Evans Hall

 Speaker: TBD, TBD

 Consortium for Data Analytics in Risk

Discovery of a T follicular helper cell subset that drives anaphylactic IgE

Seminar | October 22 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

 Stephanie Eisenbarth, Yale University

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

Global Internships Info Session

Information Session | October 22 | 11 a.m.-1 p.m. | 442 Stephens Hall

 Berkeley Study Abroad

If you've ever wanted to intern abroad, now is your chance! Come to a Global Internships info session to learn more about the professional opportunities available in 13 global cities.

At the info sessions, we'll be answering your questions about where you can go, how the internship placements works, and the application deadline.

Hope to see you there!

Merck-Banyu Lectureship: Exploring Stable Yet Unusual π-Electron Materials by Making Use of Phosphorus and Sulfur

Seminar | October 22 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall | Canceled

 Aiko Fukazawa, Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences

 College of Chemistry

The π-conjugated systems are indispensable building blocks in organic chemistry when we aim to attain optical and/or electronic functions with organic compounds. The molecular design of π-conjugated systems with unusual electronic structure and thus optical and/or electronic properties are of increasing importance for both progress of fundamental molecular science and development of...   More >

Research to Regulation: A Physician-Scientist’s Search for Health Equity in Air Quality and Climate Change

Lecture | October 22 | 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 5101 Berkeley Way West

 Public Health, School of

Dr. John Balmes is a Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) where he is on the faculty of the Divisions of Occupational and Environmental Medicine and Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital. He is also Professor of Environmental Health Sciences at the University of California, Berkeley where he is the Director of the...   More >

Job Search Your Values at Work

Workshop | October 22 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, "Class of '42" Room

 Human Resources

Values contribute to the meaning and satisfaction we find in work. This workshop offers a chance to clarify your highest-priority work related values, and explore avenues for enhancing alignment in your values and your work.

Student Faculty Macro Lunch - "Blowing against the Wind? A Narrative Approach to Central Bank Foreign Exchange Intervention"

Presentation | October 22 | 12-1 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Alain Naef, UCB

 Clausen Center

This workshop consists of one-hour informal presentations on topics related to macroeconomics and international finance, broadly defined. The presenters are UC Berkeley PhD students, faculty, and visitors.

  RSVP  by October 18.

BSAC Research Seminar - Prof. Brian T. Cunningham: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Micro and Nanotechnology Laboratory

Seminar | October 22 | 12-1 p.m. | 490 Cory Hall

 Prof. Brian T. Cunningham, University of Illinois

 Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center (BSAC)

Wellness/Ergonomic Tips for Self Care at Work (BEUHS668)

Workshop | October 22 | 12:10-1 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club

 Greg Ryan, Be Well at Work - Ergonomics; Lindy West, Be Well at Work - Wellness

 Be Well at Work - Ergonimics

Learn how to set up your mobile/office workstation with a focus on self-care and explore methods for practicing these positive habits in our fast paced world. Content will include beneficial movement options while working with all your 'devices', recommendations for 'break time', and mindfulness and breathing exercises. Resources available on and off campus will be shared.

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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.

Colloquium: Canadian Election Post-Mortem

Colloquium | October 22 | 12:30-2 p.m. | 223 Moses Hall

 Dr. Eric Guntermann, UC Berkeley Political Science Department

 Canadian Studies Program (CAN))

Colloquium: Election Post-Mortem – Dr. Eric Guntermann, UC-Berkeley
Voting expert Dr. Eric Gunterman will help us dissect the 2019 elections results. Lunch provided. Free, open to all.

Space Physics Seminar

Seminar | September 17 – December 3, 2019 every Tuesday | 1-2 p.m. | 325 LeConte Hall

 Space Sciences Laboratory (SSL)

Copyright and Your Dissertation

Workshop | October 22 | 1-2:30 p.m. | 309 Sproul Hall

 Rachael Samberg; Timothy Vollmer


This workshop will provide you with a practical workflow for navigating copyright questions and legal considerations for your dissertation or thesis. Whether you’re just starting to write or you’re getting ready to file, you can use this workflow to figure out what you can use, what rights you have, and what it means to share your dissertation online.

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Butterfly Walk

Tour/Open House | October 22 | 1:30-2:30 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join Sally Levinson, Garden volunteer propagator, docent and 'caterpillar lady', as she guides you through the Botanical Garden in search of butterflies. Children welcome.

Pre-registration is now required (Price includes Garden Admission)

Follow registration link for prices

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Fiery Skippers photo by Sarab Seth

War in Raqqa: Rhetoric vs. Reality

Special Event | October 22 – December 20, 2019 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 2-5 p.m. |  2224 Piedmont (Center for Digital Archaeology )

 Human Rights Center

Experience photographs, videos, open source investigations, and 360° Virtual Reality that document the assault on Raqqa, Syria by coalition forces in 2017. The show draws on Amnesty International's investigations, supported by students in UC Berkeley's Human Rights Investigations Lab and the Digital Verification Corps worldwide. Immerse yourself in video, testimonials, satellite imagery and maps...   More >

Seminar 218, Psychology and Economics: Loss Aversion and Property Tax Avoidance

Seminar | October 22 | 2-3:30 p.m. | 648 Evans Hall

 Peter Jones, University of California, Berkeley

 Department of Economics

Butterfly Walk

Tour/Open House | October 22 | 3-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join Sally Levinson, Garden volunteer propagator, docent and 'caterpillar lady', as she guides you through the Botanical Garden in search of butterflies. Children welcome.

Pre-registration is now required (Price includes Garden Admission)

Follow registration link for prices

  Register online

Harmonic Analysis and Differential Equations Student Seminar: Wave invariants and inverse spectral theory

Seminar | October 22 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Amir Vig, UCI & MSRI

 Department of Mathematics

The wave trace is a distribution on $\mathbb R$ given by $\sum_{j = 1}^\infty e^{it \lambda_j}$, where $\lambda_j^2$ are the (positive) eigenvalues of the Laplacian on a compact domain. In general, two linear waves can be superimposed to give another solution to the wave equation. When we add up a bunch of waves at different frequencies, the peak singularities appear at points with substantial...   More >

Seminar 281, International Trade and Finance: Canceled.

Seminar | October 22 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall | Canceled

 Department of Economics

Power and Progress on the Prairie

Colloquium | October 22 | 4-5:30 p.m. |  Shorb House, Latinx Research Center

 2547 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA 94720

 Tom Biolsi, Professor of Ethnic Studies, UC Berkeley

 Center for Native American Issues Research on, Native American Studies, Native American Student Development, American Indian Graduate Program, American Indian Graduate Student Association

This talk will be based on Prof. Biolsi’s recently published book, Power and Progress on the Prairie, which traces the history of “modernization,” “improvement,” or “progress” on Rosebud Reservation. The central question of the book is how ideas about making things “better” were invented and applied to the people—both Indian and white—and the land.

George C. Pimentel Lecture: Accelerated Reactions in Microdroplets and Thin Films

Seminar | October 22 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Graham Cooks, Department of Chemistry, Purdue University

 College of Chemistry

Reactions in small droplets with a gaseous interface are accelerated by orders of magnitude, the increase in rate being inversely dependent on the size of the droplet [1]. Acceleration is driven by the decreased activation energy (due to partial solvation) required for reactions occurring at the solution/gas interface [2], as shown in experiments on levitated droplets [3]. Recent data show that...   More >

Julie Mehretu In conversation with Julia Bryan-Wilson

Lecture | October 22 | 5-7 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, Maude Fife Room, Room 315

 Julie Mehretu

 Arts Research Center

Julie Mehretu
In conversation with Julia Bryan-Wilson
Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Maude Fife Room, 315 Wheeler Hall, UC Berkeley

In this conversation, billed as a continuation of their 2019 CCA “Distinguished Artist Interviews” where esteemed artists discuss their work with a colleague, internationally acclaimed painter Julie Mehretu will be interviewed by Julia Bryan-Wilson.

Julie Mehretu: Of Other Planes of There (S.R.), 2018-2019, ink and acrylic on canvas, 108 x 120 inches. Photo: Tom Powel Imaging. Courtesy Marian Goodman Gallery, New York, © Julie Mehretu

Life at the Border: Farmers and Nomads at the Edges of the Bukhara Oasis during Antiquity

Lecture | October 22 | 5-7 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

 Sören Stark, Institute for the Study of the Ancient World, NYU

 Tang Center for Silk Road Studies

The oasis of Bukhara in present-day Uzbekistan was a major node in the network of ancient and medieval communication lines across Eurasia, located at an important crossroad where routes between eastern Iran and Samarqand met with routes which ran between Bactria/Tokharistan (and India) and Lake Aral and further on to eastern Europe. Archaeological and historical studies on this region have long...   More >

Period. End of Sentence: A screening of the Academy-Award winning documentary, followed by panel discussion with MCAH experts

Film - Documentary | October 22 | 5:30-7:30 p.m. | Berkeley Way West, Colloquium Rooms, First Floor

 Julianna Deardorff, PhD, Professor, UC Berkeley Maternal and Child Health Program, Director, UC Berkeley Center of Excellence in Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health; Ndola Prata MD, MSc, Professor, UC Berkeley Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health Program, Director, Bixby Center for Population, Health & Sustainability at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health; Dilys Walker, MD, Professor, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology & Reproductive Sciences, University of California San Francisco

 Center of Excellence in Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health

The Center of Excellence in Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health and the Bixby Center for Population Health & Sustainability present Period. End of Sentence.

Winner of Best Documentary Short Academy Award and directed by Iranian-American filmmaker Rayka Zehtabchi, the film documents the story of a rural village in India, where a group of women band together to install and operate a sanitary...   More >

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Zillow Group Tech Talk

Information Session | October 22 | 5:45-7:30 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Join some Zillow engineers for a tech talk at the Woz on 10/22! Food will be served and resumes will be accepted.

An Intern Story: Building Performant Agent Reporting

Come learn about how Zillow is changing that way real estate works! Hear from our Engineering and Early Talent teams as we discuss how we built our ETL jobs and the challenges with data at scale, as well as for what makes...   More >

Natural Perfume Workshop with Jessica Hannah

Workshop | October 22 | 6-8 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join us for this two hour beginners natural perfume workshop. You'll learn about the history and art of natural perfumes. You will create a formula with oils from around the world, including Italian bergamot, Haitian vetiver, Bulgarian rose, and more.

Beginner Natural Perfume Workshop Includes:
15 natural essential oils and absolutes to sample
Your formula blended into a .25 oz...   More >

$85 / $75 UCBG Members

  Register online

International Grad Happy Hour

Social Event | October 22 – December 3, 2019 every Tuesday | 6:30-7:30 p.m. |  Raleigh's

 2438 Telegraph Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Come take a break from your studies and connect with the international graduate community on campus! These weekly happy hour meetups are a great chance to relax and socialize with other international grads.

The Whistleblower of My Lai

Film - Documentary | October 22 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Longtime activist/filmmaker Connie Field (The Life and Times of Rosie the Riveter) follows the Kronos Quartet’s production of Jonathan Berger and Harriet Chessman’s opera My Lai, which takes at its heart the actions and life of Hugh Thompson, the “whistleblower” helicopter pilot who revealed the 1968 massacre by US troops in Vietnam. Tackling the concept of heroism, the definition of morality in...   More >

Hozier: with guest: Freya Ridings

Performing Arts - Music | October 22 | 7 p.m. |  Hearst Greek Theatre

 Another Planet Entertainment

Hozier performing at Greek Theatre with guest Freya Ridings

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