<< Tuesday, April 30, 2019 >>

Tuesday, April 30, 2019


Special Event | April 29 – May 7, 2019 every day | D-3 Hearst Field Annex

 College of Environmental Design

A weeklong celebration of #BLACKGIRLHEALING and creative expressions on sisterhood, spirituality, ancestry, joy, care, wellness, and healing featuring art for and by black women and girls.

African Film Festival 2019

Film - Series | March 2 – May 10, 2019 every day |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

March 2–May 10, 2019

This year’s edition of the African Film Festival highlights the best of both new African cinema and films of the black diaspora. We pay tribute to the great director Bill Gunn—also an actor, playwright, and novelist—with new restorations of two genre-benders, his radical horror film Ganja & Hess and his “meta–soap opera” Personal Problems. The latter was conceived by...   More >

BPM DiSC Assessment

Workshop | April 30 | 9 a.m.-5 p.m. | 24 University Hall

 Colin Gerker; Angela Stopper

 Human Resources

The content covers the DiSC® model, providing a common language for people to use to better understand themselves and adapt their behaviors with others. DiSC® is a non-judgmental tool used for discussion of people's behavioral differences.

Spring at the Hall

Special Event | March 21 – June 7, 2019 every day | 10 a.m.-5 p.m. |  Lawrence Hall of Science

 Lawrence Hall of Science (LHS)

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

Mass Accommodation at Liquid-Vapor Interfaces and Collapsing Vapor Cavities

Seminar | April 30 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 3110 Etcheverry Hall

 Professor Pawel Keblinski, Department Head, Department of Materials Science and Engineering; Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

 Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME)

Abstract: The relationships expressing the rate of evaporation and condensation at the liquid vapor interface, in terms of local interfacial thermodynamics properties and the mass accommodation coefficient (MAC), is a subject of significant discussion for over a century since the pioneering work of Hertz and Knudsen. In this context, using molecular dynamics (MD) simulations of fluid argon and...   More >

Seminar 217, Risk Management: The Implication of Information Network in Market Quality and Market Reaction to Public Announcements

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

 Speakers: Senyang Zhao, SWUFE

 Consortium for Data Analytics in Risk

This research studies the role of information network in market quality and market reaction to public announcements. We propose in this article a three-period rational noisy expected equilibrium model by taking both public and private information into account with an embedded information network structure among market traders. Closed form expressions for market reaction and market quality are...   More >

Professional Program in Graphic Design Online Information Session

Information Session | April 30 | 12-12:30 p.m. |  Online

 UC Berkeley Extension

UC Berkeley Extension's Professional Program in Graphic Design offers a study of design principles and an appreciation of historical and current trends. Find out how you can learn from industry professionals to build a portfolio and advance in the field.

  Register online

Student Faculty Macro Lunch - "Pockets of Predictability"

Presentation | April 30 | 12-1 p.m. | 639 Evans Hall

 Leland Farmer, Professor of Economics, University of Virginia Department of Economics

 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 emailing jgmendoza@berkeley.edu by April 26.

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.

Going Live: Preparing for Interviews in the Business, Government, and Nonprofit Sectors (presented by Career Center staff)

Workshop | April 30 | 12:15-1:30 p.m. | 177 Stanley Hall

 QB3 - California Institute for Quantitative Biosciences

Interactive career labs will start with 15-20 minutes topic overview and discussion, then participants will have the opportunity to work on their own materials in peer-to-peer pairs, with career advisor assistance. Career Lab group size is capped at 20 participants, so please sign up early to ensure a spot! You are encouraged to bring printed copies of your materials and/or your laptop....   More >

BSAC Technology Seminar - Biosensor Strategies for Predicting Bladder Volume

Seminar | April 30 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 521 Cory Hall

 Eric A. Kurzrock, M.D., Director, Urologic Stem Cell Laboratory, UC Davis Institute for Regenerative Cures

 Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center

Millions suffer from spinal cord problems and many have bladder dysfunction. We aim to build a non-invasive device utilizing LEDs to infer bladder expansion to minimize patient inconvenience. Clinical problems will be presented and potential solutions will be discussed.

  RSVP online by April 29.

Microsoft Visio Fundamentals: Betec014

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

 Keith Samsell

 Human Resources

This course details the process by which Microsoft Visio diagrams are developed using Stencils, Shapes, Connectors, and through the incorporation of design tools and visual aids. Emphasis is placed on common diagram types and object organization using multi-page and multi-layer design layouts.

Learning Objectives
* Understand diagramming concepts and the relationships between Drawings,...   More >

California Natives: Plants and People

Tour/Open House | April 30 | 2-3 p.m. |  UC Botanical Garden

 Botanical Garden

Explore the creative ways California Indians have used plants in their everyday lives for food, shelter, clothing, tools, fiber, medicine, even music, toys and games. Which parts of the plant were used – roots, stems, leaves, seeds, bark – and why? We’ll examine California’s native plants and replicas of Indian artifacts to discover the plant knowledge, customs, and skills of California’s...   More >

Free with Garden admission ($12); Free for UCBG members, UC Berkeley students, staff, and faculty

  Register online

CITRIS Tech for Social Good Showcase 2019

Presentation | April 30 | 2-4 p.m. | 310 Sutardja Dai Hall

 CITRIS and the Banatao Institute

The CITRIS Tech for Social Good Program at UC Berkeley supports student-led learning and technology development to support healthy, sustainable, connected, and equitable livelihoods in the United States and abroad.

The Tech for Social Good Showcase will highlight student-led projects funded during the 2018-2019 academic year that apply tech and data for social good.

Projects featured will...   More >

Seminar 237/281: Macro/International Seminar - "Optimal Policy with General Signal Extraction"

Seminar | April 30 | 2-4 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Albert Marcet, Professor of Macroeconomics, University College London

 Department of Economics

We study optimal policy when the planner has partial information in a general setup where observed signals are endogenous to policy. In this context, signal extraction and policy have to be determined jointly. We derive a general non-standard first order condition of optimality from first principles and we use it to find numerical solutions. This first order condition allows us to identify...   More >

  RSVP by emailing Joseph G. Mendoza at jgmendoza@berkeley.edu

Seminar 218, Psychology and Economics: Expectations-Based Loss Aversion May Help Explain Seemingly Dominated Choices in Strategy-Proof Mechanisms

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

 Ori Heffetz, Cornell University & The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

 Department of Economics

Librarian Office Hours at the SPH DREAM Office

Miscellaneous | February 5 – April 30, 2019 every Tuesday with exceptions | 3-5 p.m. | Berkeley Way West, 2220 (DREAM Office)

 Debbie Jan


Drop by during office hours if you need help with your literature reviews; setting up searches in PubMed, Embase, and other databases; using EndNote, RefWorks, or other citation management software; finding statistics or data; and answering any other questions you may have.

Molly Kaushal | Leela in Kheriya: A documentary on the Ramlila tradition in Kheriya village

Film - Documentary | April 30 | 3-5 p.m. | 341 Dwinelle Hall | Note change in time

 Molly Kaushal, Professor of Performance Studies and Head of Janapada Sampada Division, Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts

 Robert Goldman, Professor of Sanskrit and Catherine and William L. Magistretti Distinguished Professor in South & Southeast Asian Studies

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Department of South & Southeast Asian Studies, Catherine and William L. Magistretti Distinguished Professor in South and Southeast Asian Studies

A screening of Molly Kaushal's documentary on a Hindu-Muslim version of the Ramleela as it is performed in the village of Kheriya in Ferozabad District of UP.

Parks as Places of Belonging, Access and Change

Colloquium | April 30 | 3:30-5 p.m. |  Duster Room, ISSI

 2420 Bowditch Street, Berkeley, CA 94720

 Carolina Reid, Assistant Professor of City and Regional Planning, UC Berkeley

 Institute for the Study of Societal Issues

3-Manifold Seminar: Reshetikhin-Turaev TQFTs and a Spin TQFT related to the Ising Category

Seminar | April 30 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 736 Evans Hall

 Kevin Donoghue, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Around 1990, Reshetikhin and Turaev discovered a family of 3d TQFTs whose relation to the rest of 3-manifold topology is still poorly understood. The biggest obstruction to relating these TQFTs to the rest of the 3-manifold world is that their original construction is almost entirely algebraic. For closed manifolds, Kirby and Melvin managed to relate one of these TQFTs to some classical...   More >

Student Harmonic Analysis and PDE Seminar (HADES): Self-adjoint extensions of Laplace operators on singular geometry

Seminar | April 30 | 3:40-5 p.m. | 740 Evans Hall

 Xuwen Zhu, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

Spectral geometry aims at understanding how geometry influences the spectrum of geometrically related operators such as the Laplace operator. I will first talk about Von Neumann theory on classification of self-adjoint extensions of symmetric operators, and in particular focus on the Laplace operator on metrics with conical singularities. Then I will give a survey on how geometry (e.g. curvature...   More >

George Pimentel Lecture: Electric Fields and Enzyme Catalysis

Seminar | April 30 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall

 Steven Boxer, Department of Chemistry, Stanford University

 College of Chemistry

We have developed the vibrational Stark effect to probe electrostatics and dynamics in organized systems, in particular in proteins where vibrational probes can report on functionally important electric fields. The strategy involves deploying site-specific vibrational probes whose sensitivity to an electric field is measured in a calibrated external electric field. Once calibrated, these probes,...   More >

Representation Theory and Mathematical Physics Seminar: Vertex operators realizations of families of symmetric functions

Seminar | April 30 | 4-5 p.m. | 748 Evans Hall

 Natalia Rojkovskaia, Kansas State University

 Department of Mathematics

The algebra of charged free fermions participates in the construction of classical boson-fermion correspondence and provides vertex operator realization of Schur symmetric functions. We will show how vertex operator realizations of several other famous families of symmetric functions (Hall-Littlewood polynomials, shifted Schur functions, multiparameter Schur Q-functions) can be obtained by simple...   More >

Process Chemistry Approach to the Total Synthesis of BMS-813160

Seminar | April 30 | 4-5 p.m. | 775 Tan Hall

 Dr. Michael Fenster, Bristol-Myers Squibb

 College of Chemistry

BMS-813160 is being investigated by Bristol-Myers Squibb as a combination therapy for colorectal and pancreatic cancer. In order to evaluate the clinical efficacy, a safe, robust, scalable, and cost-effective total synthesis was needed. The talk will focus on how process chemists enabled the production of multi-kg of BMS-813160 by route invention, process invention, and process characterization....   More >

2019 William Main Seminar Series: PG&E's Community Wildfire Safety Program

Lecture | April 30 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 125 Li Ka Shing Center

 Becky Johnson, PG&E

 William Main Seminar Endowment

Join Becky Johnson, a Senior Manager of External Relations in PG&E's Vegetation Management and Community Wildfire Safety Program for her talk about PG&E's Community Wildfire Safety Program. Question and answer session and casual reception to follow presentation.

Ikram Masmoudi: The Appeal of the Gothic and Hassan Blasim's Fiction

Lecture | April 30 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall

 Center for Middle Eastern Studies

Acclaimed Iraqi writers are using Gothic aesthetics and motives to narrate a historical moment marred by ubiquitous violence, cultural crisis and disintegration. Hassan Blasim’s stories are filled with unspeakable and ‘unreal’ violence. More than representing the irrational violence raging outside the texts in a realistic rendering, Blasim’s fiction produces in the readers its own brand of...   More >

Faculty Research Lecture: Mysteries of the Invisible World of Microbes: Faculty Research Lecture by Jill Banfield

Lecture | April 30 | 4-5 p.m. |  Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center

 Jill Banfield, Professor of Earth and Planetary Science, and Environmental Science, Policy, and Management

 Academic Senate

Jill Banfield is the director of microbial research in the Innovative Genomics Institute and a CZ Biohub investigator. She studies microbial communities and their roles in shaping soil and groundwater biogeochemistry as well as human health. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society, the Australian Academy of Science and the National Academy of Science

Seminar 221, Industrial Organization: ​"Market Power and Income Taxation"

Seminar | April 30 | 4:10-5:30 p.m. | 597 Evans Hall

 Louis Kaplow, Harvard Law School

 Department of Economics

UC Berkeley Cloud Computing Meetup

Meeting | April 30 | 4:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Sky Deck

 2150 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Data Sciences

This meetup is aimed at bringing together students, researchers, faculty, IT staff and the wider local community to learn, share and discuss our work in designing and operating services built on cloud computing architectures. This is a welcoming, inclusive community and hosts meetups that are open to everyone with curiosity in the topic -- no need to have any technical knowledge or experience to...   More >

The Frozen Conflict in Transnistria: Current Situation and Prospects for Settlement

Lecture | April 30 | 5:15-6:45 p.m. | 270 Stephens Hall

 Anatolii Dirun, Fulbright Visiting Scholar, Georgetown University

 Institute of Slavic, East European, and Eurasian Studies (ISEEES)

Ethno-political conflicts are key factors affecting the level of regional security. Being complex in their “nature of origin”, they become protracted in the process of their settlement. Thus, the history of the Transnistrian conflict has been around for almost 29 years. The armed confrontation of the parties in 1992 complicated the elaboration of a political settlement formula. On the one hand,...   More >

UC Berkeley Night at SF Giants

Sport - Recreational | April 30 | 6:45-10 p.m. |  Oracle Park

 24 Willie Mays Plaza, San Francisco, CA

 Cal Alumni Association

Come watch one of the biggest rivalries in baseball unfold when the SF Giants take on the LA Dodgers in this great California Showdown that falls on UC Berkeley Night!

An Evening with Joyce Carol Oates: A Benefit for Revolution Books

Reading - Literary | April 30 | 7 p.m. |  Revolution Books

 2444 Durant Ave., Berkeley, CA 94720-1030

 Joyce Carol Oates

 Revolution Books

Joyce Carol Oates will be reading & discussing her novel

$10 Students, $20 General, $25 Friends

  Tickets go on sale April 25. Buy tickets online or by calling Revolution Books at 510-848-1196, or by emailing Revolution Books at revolutionbooks@sbcglobal.net

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.

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 >

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 28 – May 17, 2019 every day | Wurster Hall, Environmental Design Library, 210 Wurster Hall


This exhibition of artists' books centers on ideas about the built environment and has been curated by Berkeley-based book artist Julie Chen for UC Berkeley’s Environmental Design Library. Featuring works by 25 artists including Robbin Ami Silverberg, Clifton Meador, Inge Bruggeman, Karen Kunc, Sarah Bryant and Barbara Tetenbaum, the exhibition explores the built environment through text, image,...   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.

On View at Jacobs Hall: Fabien Cappello: Sillas Callejeras/Street Chairs

Exhibit - Photography | March 21 – May 19, 2019 every day |  Jacobs Hall

 Jacobs Institute for Design Innovation

Fabien Cappello’s SILLAS CALLEJERAS (STREET CHAIRS, 2018) offers lessons in design and ingenuity from Mexico City. The photographic series depicts a collection of chairs assembled from everyday contexts across the sprawling metropolis — market stalls, shops, street stands, and elsewhere. Cappello casts an anthropological eye on artifacts that reflect a city where artisanal manufacture...   More >

Fabien Cappello, Sillas Callejeras/Street Chairs, 2018. Courtesy the designer.

Illustrating México one page at a time-Print Art of José Guadalupe Posada.

Exhibit - Multimedia | February 8 – June 30, 2019 every day | Moffitt Undergraduate Library, 2nd floor

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In the pantheon of the late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century artists who represent Mexico and Mexican art, the artwork of José Guadalupe Posada stands out as a bright constellation that continues to shine a light on important stories through woodcuts, imprints, and engravings. This exhibition was created using the books from the collections of the Doe Library. The exhibition is envisioned...   More >

Aaron Marcus: Early Works

Exhibit - Multimedia | February 6 – June 30, 2019 every day |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Educated in physics, mathematics, and philosophy at Princeton University and trained in graphic design at Yale, Berkeley-based Aaron Marcus explores new possibilities for expression. He created his first “computer-assisted poem-drawings” in the spring of 1972, when he served as a research associate at Yale University’s School of Art and Architecture. Using standard typographical symbols, Marcus...   More >

Pièces de Résistance: Echoes of Judaea Capta From Ancient Coins to Modern Art

Exhibit - Multimedia | January 29 – June 28, 2019 every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. |  Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)

 Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

This exhibition will be continuing in Spring 2019.

Notions of resistance, alongside fears and realities of oppression, resound throughout Jewish history. As a minority, Jews express their political aspirations, ideals of heroism, and yearnings of retaliation and redemption in their rituals, art, and everyday life.

Centering on coins in The Magnes Collection, this exhibition explores how...   More >

Project “Holy Land”: Yaakov Benor-Kalter’s Photographs of British Mandate Palestine, 1923-1940

Exhibit - Photography | January 29 – June 28, 2019 every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 11 a.m.-4:05 p.m. |  Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)

 Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

For nearly two decades, Yaakov (Jacob) Benor-Kalter (1897-1969) traversed the Old City of Jerusalem, documenting renowned historical monuments, ambiguous subjects in familiar alleyways, and scores of “new Jews” building a new homeland. Benor-Kalter’s photographs smoothly oscillate between two worlds, and two Holy Lands, with one lens.

After immigrating from Poland to the British Mandate of...   More >

The Worlds of Arthur Szyk: The Taube Family Arthur Szyk Collection

Exhibit - Painting | January 29 – June 28, 2019 every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. |  Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)

 Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

Auditorium installation of high-resolution images of select collection items.

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

Memory Objects: Judaica Collections, Global Migrations

Exhibit - Artifacts | February 26 – June 28, 2019 every Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 11 a.m.-4 p.m. |  Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life (2121 Allston Way)

 Magnes Collection of Jewish Art and Life

The First World War (1914-1918) uprooted millions across Europe, and beyond. Many Jews left Eastern and Southern Europe, bringing with them prized personal and communal belongings. In an attempt to rescue precious heritage from imminent destruction, these “memory objects” often ended up with museums, collectors, and art dealers in the West.

Memory Objects