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Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Salary Negotiation Workshop

Workshop | January 23 |  McLaughlin Hall

 Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership

Master of Engineering students are invited to a Salary Negotiation Workshop led by Holly Schroth. Catered lunch will be provided.

 Attendance restricted to current Master of Engineering students.

Winter at the Hall

Special Event | December 21, 2018 – March 20, 2019 every day |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

This winter, visit the Hall for interactive exhibits, special hands-on activities, intriguing Planetarium shows, and more!

LRLJ General Meeting

Meeting | January 23 |  The Law Building

 La Raza Law Journal

The Journal will host its first general meeting of the semester in order to provide members with community, map out the publication timeline, and discuss upcoming events and Journal happenings.

2019 Judith Lee Stronach Baccalaureate Prize Info Session: Funding for post graduation social engagement projects

Information Session | January 23 | 10-11 a.m. | 9 Durant Hall

 Mary Crabb, Office of Undergraduate Research & Scholarships

 Office of Undergraduate Research

The Judith Lee Stronach Baccalaureate Prize supports intellectual and creative pursuits that heighten awareness of issues of social consciousness and contribute to the public good. The award gives students the opportunity to extend and reflect upon their undergraduate work at Berkeley by undertaking a social engagement project after their graduation.

Up to $25,000.

Bridging the gap between noisy healthcare data and knowledge: causality and portability

Lecture | January 23 | 10 a.m.-12 p.m. | 5101 Berkeley Way West

 Xu Shi, PhD

 Public Health, School of

Routinely collected healthcare data present numerous opportunities for biomedical research but also come with unique challenges. For example, critical issues such as data quality, unmeasured and mismeasured confounding, high-dimensional covariates, and patient privacy concerns naturally arise. In this talk, I present tailored causal inference methods and an automated data quality control pipeline...   More >

EH&S 403 Training Session

Course | January 23 | 10:30-11:30 a.m. | 370 University Hall | Note change in date

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

 Office of Environment, Health & Safety

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

MVZ LUNCH SEMINAR - Jenny Tung: The evolutionary and gene regulatory consequences of social relationships in mammals

Seminar | January 23 | 12-1 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building, 3101 VLSB, Grinnell-Miller Library

 Jenny Tung

 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 >

Does a Eurocentric Theory of the Demographic Transition apply to Africa?: Malcolm Potts and Alisha Graves, UC Berkeley

Colloquium | January 23 | 12-1 p.m. | 2232 Piedmont, Seminar Room

 Malcolm Potts, Professor, School of Public Health, UC Berkeley; Alisha Graves, Co-Founder, The Oasis Initiative, UC Berkeley

 Population Science, Department of Demography

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

Surveying Sistan: New Tales about an Old Archaeological Project in Afghanistan

Lecture | January 23 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility) | Note change in date

 Mitchell Allen, Research Associate, Archaeological Research Facility & Smithsonian Institution

 Archaeological Research Facility

This presentation will offer a brief overview of the Helmand Sistan Project (HSP), the only multidisciplinary, long-term, comprehensive survey and excavation project ever conducted in the southwest corner of Afghanistan.

Noon Concert: Chamber Music

Performing Arts - Music | January 23 | 12 p.m. |  Hertz Concert Hall

 Department of Music

Students from the music department performing works from the chamber music literature.

Commencing its 67th season, the Noon Concert series features the Music Department’s varied and diverse performance activities. Inaugurated in 1953, these concerts are very popular and well attended by those on campus and in the wider community. Traditionally on Wednesdays and Fridays, each concert begins...   More >

Does a Eurocentric Theory of the Demographic Transition apply to Africa?: A talk with Malcolm Potts and Alisha Graves

Presentation | January 23 | 12-1 p.m. | 2232 Piedmont, Seminar Room

 Malcolm Potts, UC Berkeley School of Public Health; Alisha Graves, The OASIS Initiative

 Department of Demography

lease join the Department of Demography for a brown bag talk with Prof. Malcolm Potts and Alisha Graves of the OASIS Initiative. The Sahel region of Africa is home to the fastest growing population in all of human history. This talk will be addressing the question: Does a Eurocentric Theory of the Demographic Transition apply to Africa?

Refreshments provided.

Principles and mechanisms of Mutual Understanding

Colloquium | January 23 | 12:10-1:15 p.m. | 1104 Berkeley Way West

 Arjen Stolk, Postdoctoral Fellow, UC Berkeley Knight Lab and the Donders Institute

 Institute of Personality and Social Research

Intuitively, humans understand one another because they share the same set of communicative signals such as words and gestures. However, that intuition neglects the extreme flexibility with which we employ our communicative signals in everyday social interaction. Neither can it account for our evolutionarily unique ability to instantly reach joint meaning of new signals in the first place. In...   More >

Berkeley Innovative Solutions Consulting Info Session

Information Session | January 23 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | Haas School of Business, N340/344

 Berkeley-Haas Center for Responsible Business

The BIS Consulting program works to link company projects with teams of interdisciplinary graduate students from the UC Berkeley campus. The program is dedicated to working with clients to address strategic opportunities or challenges relating to the energy and resource industry, and since 2018, we’re proud to expand our offerings to include corporate sustainability and sustainable investing, in...   More >

Undergraduate Research Apprentice Program Info Session

Information Session | January 23 | 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.

Harmonic Analysis Seminar: On maximizers of generalized Riesz-Sobolev functionals

Seminar | January 23 | 1:10-2 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

 Michael Christ, UCB

 Department of Mathematics

The elementary Riesz-Sobolev inequality, which dates to the 1930s, is concerned with the functional $\iint _{\mathbb R^d\times \mathbb R^d} f(x)g(y)h(x+y)\,dx\,dy$, and states that among indicator functions $f,g,h$ of subsets of $\mathbb R^d$ of specified Lebesgue measures, those sets for which the functional attains its maximum value are balls centered at the origin. Burchard's theorem states...   More >

Topology Seminar (Introductory Talk): Dirichlet domain and its volume

Seminar | January 23 | 2-3 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Maria Trnkova, UC Davis

 Department of Mathematics

This will be an introductory talk to Dirichlet domain and volume computations in \(H^3\). We'll give a definition of a Dirichlet domain and discuss its tiling properties. Then we explore volume computation in a hyperbolic case. We review few special cases: orthoscheme, ideal tetrahedron and a tetrahedron with one ideal vertex. Then we generalize these computations for volume of any polyhedron in...   More >

Getting Started in Undergraduate Research and Finding a Mentor Workshop

Workshop | January 23 | 2-3 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 >

Getting Your Bearings: Doe and Moffitt Libraries Tour

Tour/Open House | January 23 | 2-3 p.m. | Doe Library, Tour starts at the north entrance


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.

Getting Your Bearings Library Tour

Weekly Coffee Break

Social Event | January 23 – May 1, 2019 every Wednesday with exceptions | 3-4 p.m. | Cafe International House

 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 advisors. All UCB students are invited. Students are free to talk about anything, but...   More >

International Student Drop-In Career Advising

Meeting | January 23 – May 1, 2019 every Wednesday with exceptions | 3-5 p.m. | Career Center (2440 Bancroft Way), 3rd Floor

 Career Center

Students sign up on site for a 15-minute appointment. First come, first served.

These drop-in appointments can be helpful for your quick questions on the following topics:

-Resume/Cover Letter Critique
-Job or Internship Search
-Career Fair Preparation
-Interview Preparation
-Graduate/Professional Program Application

The Fallen Idol

Film - Feature | January 23 | 3:10 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

The New Yorker’s Anthony Lane called The Fallen Idol “the most tightly drawn of all” the collaborations between writer Graham Greene and director Carol Reed. Lane writes, “Ralph Richardson plays Baines, the butler at a foreign embassy in London. The ambassador has gone away, leaving his young son, Philippe (Bobby Henrey), in the care of Baines and the hectoring Mrs. Baines (Sonia Dresdel). The...   More >

Number Theory Seminar: Introduction and Organization

Seminar | January 23 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall | Note change in location

 Koji Shimizu, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

This semester the seminar focuses on Hodge cycles on abelian varieties. I will give an introductory talk and then we discuss the organization of the seminar.

Write for Rights

Workshop | January 23 | 4-6:15 p.m. | 12 The Law Building

 Human Rights Law Student Association

Write for Rights is Amnesty International's largest annual human rights campaign. People around the world write letters on behalf of people who need urgent help. Through the power of collective action, these letters convince government officials to free people unjustly imprisoned and end other abuses. This year's 11 cases are women human rights defenders under threat. Because of us, prison doors...   More >

Become a Polyglot: Join the SLC Language Exchange Program

Information Session | January 23 | 4-5 p.m. |  César E. Chávez Student Center

 SLC Language Exchange Program

Are you looking to enhance your language skills? Do you want to expand your community at Cal and around the world? Become a part of the SLC Language Exchange Program! We provide a fun, flexible way for Cal students to meet and share languages and cultures. Each semester, we connect hundreds of language enthusiasts and want you to join us!

Attend an information session to learn more about our...   More >

  RSVP online

Certificate Program in Accounting Online Information Session

Information Session | January 23 | 4-5 p.m. |  Online

 Heather Liston, Program Director, UC Berkeley Extension

 UC Berkeley Extension

Discover how this certificate can help you change careers into the accounting field, understand accounting concepts and techniques to better perform your current non-accounting work or prepare you to take the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Exam.

  Register online

Thematic Seminar: Discrete groups, Lyapunov exponents, and Hodge theory

Seminar | January 23 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Simion Filip, Institute for Advanced Study

 Department of Mathematics

Families of algebraic manifolds give interesting examples of discrete subgroups of Lie groups, via their monodromy. They also lead to differential equations, such as the hypergeometric ones, whose solutions have an arithmetic significance. After providing the necessary background I will explain a connection to dynamical invariants called Lyapunov exponents, which reveals special geometric...   More >

The Promise of Smart Materials in Earthquake Resistant Design

Lecture | January 23 | 5-6:30 p.m. | 502 Davis Hall

 Reginald DesRoches, William and Stephanie Sick Dean of Engineering, Rice University

 UC Berkeley EERI Student Chapter

Damage from recent earthquakes underscores the importance of developing new approaches and technologies to improve the performance of structures during earthquakes. The presentation will highlight applications of one class of smart materials — shape memory alloys — in improving the performance of structures subjected to earthquake loading.

Topology Seminar (Main Talk): Rigorous computations with an approximate Dirichlet domain

Seminar | January 23 | 5-6 p.m. | 3 Evans Hall

 Maria Trnkova, UC Davis

 Department of Mathematics

In this talk we address some problems concerning an approximate Dirichlet domain. We show that under some assumptions the approximate Dirichlet domain can work equally well as an exact Dirichlet domain. In particular, we consider a problem of tiling a hyperbolic ball with copies of the Dirichlet domain. This problem arises in the construction of the length spectrum algorithm which is for example...   More >

Swahili Table

Social Event | January 23 – May 8, 2019 every Wednesday | 5:30-6:30 p.m. |  Jupiter Taproom

 2181 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Elizabeth Resor

 Center for African Studies

Every Wednesdays speak Swahili with your fellow Swahili students and enthusiasts over a drink at Jupiter Taproom. This is an informal gathering to connect with other Swahili speakers on campus and in Berkeley. Each person will support their own beverage purchases, but we will provide the good company (don't worry- beverage/food purchases are NOT required). And of course, Swahili speaking...   More >

Capital One Info-Session

Information Session | January 23 | 6-8 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

At Capital One, we are much more than a finance company. We are innovating the way people interact with money through the use of cutting edge technology.

Come learn more about what a Day in the Life of a technology associate looks like at Capital One. We will talk about what a software engineer does at Capital One as well as discuss our company culture. Please come with questions!

Note: We...   More >

Bringing Genocidaires to Justice: The Perspective of an NGO in the Trenches: Dixon Osburn | Executive Director of the Center for Justice and Accountability

Lecture | January 23 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Eshleman Hall, Bay View Room

 Dixon Osburn, Executive Director, Center for Justice and Accountability

 The Berkeley Forum

How can one NGO take on the world’s war criminals? Come listen to how San Francisco based Center for Justice and Accountability has been leading the charge for the past twenty years.


  Buy tickets online

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.

One Way or Another

Film - Feature | January 23 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

This masterpiece of Cuban cinema ingeniously integrates documentary and fiction to offer an unflinching analysis of the problems of urban life in Castro’s Cuba and the changes that are coming, one way or another. With the revolution barely a decade old, a woman and a man come to grips with racial, sexual, religious, and class conflicts carried over from the old society. Sara Gómez (the first...   More >

Exhibits and Ongoing Events

Fiat Yuks: Cal Student Humor, Then and Now

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

 Bancroft Library

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

Art for the Asking: 60 Years of the Graphic Arts Loan Collection at the Morrison Library

Exhibit - Artifacts | September 17, 2018 – February 28, 2019 every day | Doe Library, Bernice Layne Brown Gallery


Art for the Asking: 60 Years of the Graphic Arts Loan Collection at the Morrison Library will be up in Doe Library’s Brown Gallery until March 1st, 2019. This exhibition celebrates 60 years of the Graphic Arts Loan Collection, and includes prints in the collection that have not been seen in 20 years, as well as prints that are now owned by the Berkeley Art Museum. There are also cases dedicated...   More >

Boundless: Contemporary Tibetan Artists at Home and Abroad

Exhibit - Painting | October 3, 2018 – May 26, 2019 every day |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Featuring works by internationally renowned contemporary Tibetan artists alongside rare historical pieces, this exhibition highlights the ways these artists explore the infinite possibilities of visual forms to reflect their transcultural, multilingual, and translocal lives. Though living and working in different geographical areas—Lhasa, Dharamsala, Kathmandu, New York, and the Bay Area—the...   More >

Harvey Quaytman: Against the Static

Exhibit - Painting | October 17, 2018 – January 27, 2019 every day |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

The paintings of Harvey Quaytman (1937–2002) are distinct for their novel explorations of shape, drawing, texture, geometric pattern, and color application. While his works display a rigorous experimentation with formalism and materiality, they are simultaneously invested with rich undertones of sensuality, complexity, and humor. This new retrospective exhibition charts the trajectory of...   More >

Dimensionism: Modern Art in the Age of Einstein

Exhibit - Painting | November 7, 2018 – March 3, 2019 every day |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

In the early twentieth century, inspired by modern science such as Albert Einstein’s theory of relativity, an emerging avant-garde movement sought to expand the “dimensionality” of modern art, engaging with theoretical concepts of time and space to advance bold new forms of creative expression. Dimensionism: Modern Art in the Age of Einstein illuminates the remarkable connections between the...   More >

Art Wall: Barbara Stauffacher Solomon

Exhibit - Painting | August 15, 2018 – March 3, 2019 every day |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

The 1960s architectural phenomenon Supergraphics—a mix of Swiss Modernism and West Coast Pop—was pioneered by San Francisco–based artist, graphic and landscape designer, and writer Barbara Stauffacher Solomon. Stauffacher Solomon, a UC Berkeley alumna, is creating new Supergraphics for BAMPFA’s Art Wall. Land(e)scape 2018 is the fifth in a series of temporary, site-specific works commissioned for...   More >

Ink, Paper, Silk: One Hundred Years of Collecting Japanese Art

Exhibit - Painting | December 12, 2018 – April 14, 2019 every day |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

BAMPFA's Japanese art collection began in 1919 with a remarkable donation of more than a thousand woodblock prints from the estate of UC Berkeley Professor of English William Dallam Armes. This exhibition features a selection of these exceptional prints, as well as hanging scroll paintings, screens, lacquerware, and ceramics that have entered the collection over the century since this...   More >

Arthur Jafa / MATRIX 272

Exhibit - Multimedia | December 12, 2018 – March 24, 2019 every day |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Arthur Jafa is an artist, director, editor, and award-winning cinematographer whose poignant work expands the concept of black cinema while exploring African American experience and race relations in everyday life. He has stated, “I have a very simple mantra and it’s this: I want to make black cinema with the power, beauty, and alienation of black music.” In his renowned work Love Is The Message,...   More >

Get Dancin’: Selections from the Collection

Exhibit - Photography | January 9 – March 31, 2019 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

The exuberance, romance, and beauty of dance are central themes in this exhibition of historical and contemporary works from BAMPFA’s collection. The selection is wide ranging, including prints, drawings, and photographs from the United States, Europe, and Asia. Among the highlights are two classic photographs of José Limón and Martha Graham by Barbara Morgan; George Bellows’s raucous image Dance...   More >

Masako Miki / MATRIX 273

Exhibit - Sculpture | January 9 – April 28, 2019 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Masako Miki was born in Japan but has made the Bay Area, and Berkeley in particular, her home for more than twenty years. In her work she remains close to her ancestral traditions, especially those that arise from her association with Buddhist and Shinto beliefs and practices, as well as traditional Japanese folklore. Her current work, she says, is “inspired by the idea of animism from the Shinto...   More >

Well Played! The Math and Science of Improving Your Game

Exhibit - Multimedia | November 17, 2018 – May 18, 2019 every day |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

You don't have to be a pro to know that math and science can help improve your game. In our exhibit, Well Played!, you can experiment with force, angles, and trajectory to get the highest scores you can with classic arcade games such as Skeeball, Pinball, and Basketball.

Want to improve your score? Try our interactive exhibits on the math and science behind force and trajectory, and then head...   More >

The Book as Place: Visions of the Built Environment

Exhibit - Artifacts | January 15 – May 17, 2019 every day | 210 Wurster Hall

 Environmental Design, College of

This exhibition of artists books centers on ideas about the built environment, curated by Berkeley-based book artist Julie Chen for CEDs Environmental Design Library.

Bearing Light: Berkeley at 150

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

 Bancroft Library

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

Facing West 1: Camera Portraits from the Bancroft Collection

Exhibit - Photography | November 9, 2018 – March 15, 2019 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. |  Bancroft Library

 Bancroft Library

The first part of a double exhibition celebrating the tenth anniversary of the renewed Bancroft Library and its gallery, Facing West 1 presents a cavalcade of individuals who made, and continue to make, California and the American West. These camera portraits highlight the communities and peoples of Hubert Howe Bancroft’s original collecting region, which extended from the Rockies to the Pacific...   More >

Facing West: Camera Portraits from the Bancroft Collection

Exhibit - Photography | November 29, 2018 – March 15, 2019 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. | Bancroft Library, Bancroft Gallery

 Human Resources

The first part of a double exhibition celebrating the tenth anniversary of the renewed Bancroft Library and its gallery, Facing West 1 presents a cavalcade of individuals who made, and continue to make, California and the American West. These camera portraits highlight the communities and peoples of Hubert Howe Bancroft’s original collecting region, which extended from the Rockies to the Pacific...   More >

10th Annual Plants Illustrated Exhibit: Celebrating Ethnobotany

Exhibit - Painting | January 18 – February 6, 2019 every day with exceptions | 10 a.m.-4 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Join us for the 10th annual Plants Illustrated exhibit of botanical art in the Garden’s lovely Julia Morgan Hall. This year, the members of the Northern California Society of Botanical Artists are presenting the theme of Plants + People in this special exhibition titled Celebrating Ethnobotany.

Papyrus by Sally Petru