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Thursday, September 5, 2019

Applied Math Seminar: Uniformly Accurate Machine Learning Based Hydrodynamic Models for Kinetic Equations

Seminar | September 5 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Jiequn Han, Princeton University

 Department of Mathematics

A new framework is introduced for constructing interpretable and truly reliable reduced models for multi-scale problems in situations without scale separation. Hydrodynamic approximation to the kinetic equation is used as an example to illustrate the main steps and issues involved. To this end, a set of generalized moments are constructed first through an autoencoder to optimally represent the...   More >

Certificate Program in Leadership and Management Online Information Session

Information Session | September 5 | 11-11:30 a.m. |  Online

 UC Berkeley Extension

Find out how this certificate can help you build the essential skills for effective management and make a tangible difference in your career.

  Register online

Econ 235, Financial Economics Seminar: Digital Finance and Customer Capital Development

Seminar | September 5 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | C210 Haas School of Business

 Chen Lin, University of Hong Kong

 Department of Economics

Joint with Haas Finance Seminar

3-Manifold Seminar: Organizational meeting / surface group representations

Seminar | September 5 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Ian Agol, Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

We'll discuss representations of punctured sphere groups into SU(2) with restrictions on the holonomy of the punctures. Following Fintushel-Stern and others, these may be described by polygonal linkages. We'll then discuss some aspects of the topology of the representation varieties of these groups, including results from the thesis of Ethan Street.

Sara Dean: Environmental Exploits

Lecture | September 5 | 12-1:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Sarah Dean

 Arts + Design

Sarah Dean

A talk by Berkeley-based architect and designer Sara Dean, whose work intersects digital and physical realms, designing new opportunities for urban equity and environmental agency in our Anthropocene cities. Dean is assistant professor and assistant chair of the design MFA program at California College of the Arts and codirector of IF/THEN Studio. She is also chief designer at...   More >

Mindful Awareness: Guided Meditation

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

 Jeffrey Oxendine

 Institute of Personality and Social Research

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

Work Style and Your Career

Workshop | September 5 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, "Class of '42" Room

 Human Resources

It’s no surprise that people like to approach tasks differently. Understanding your preferences and those associated with various work roles can help you make informed effective choices. This workshop uses the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator. PRE-WORK REQUIRED. Instructions for taking the “Myers-Briggs Type Indicator” (at least 3 days in advance) will be sent in your registration confirmation.

Lunch Poems: Series Kickoff

Reading - Literary | September 5 | 12-12:50 p.m. | Doe Library, Morrison Library

 English Graduate Students, Lunch Poems

 Library

Please join us for our annual Kickoff Reading, presented by the Lunch Poems series at UC Berkeley.

Sept. 5, 2019 12:10 - 12:50 pm
Morrison Library (101 Doe Library)
UC Berkeley Campus
Admission is free and open to the public

Hosted by Professor Geoffrey G. O’Brien, this event will feature doctoral students from the Department of English reading their favorite poems

Also, be sure...   More >

Certificate Program in Health Advocacy Online Information Session

Information Session | September 5 | 12-12:45 p.m. |  Online

 Stan Weisner, Ph.D., M.S.W., UC Berkeley Extension

 UC Berkeley Extension

Gain an in-depth understanding of the complex and dynamic U.S. health care system. Explore key policy and ethical challenges, and learn to become a health advocate who is qualified to advise patients and their families about health care issues.

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Night of the Moon Landing

Seminar | September 5 | 12-1 p.m. | 3110 Etcheverry Hall

 Dr. Lawrence Kuznetz, Director of Space Spinoffs Inc., Houston, Texas Consulting Company; NASA Consultant and Lecturer for Onboard Edutainment Programs with Cunard and Norwegian Cruise Lines

 Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME)

Abstract: Moonlanding night – a personal story shaped by a dream and a passion.

How a single simple equation changed my life and led to Mission control during Apollo 11 and far beyond to the Space Shuttle, the Johnny Carson show, sports bras and designing spacesuits for Mars.

Biography: In his 50-year career, Dr. Lawrence Kuznetz has had the good fortune to be a space suit designer, mission...   More >

Oliver E. Williamson Seminar: "Trade, Pollution and Mortality in China"

Seminar | September 5 | 12-1:30 p.m. | C330 Haas School of Business

 Matilde Bombardini, Associate Professor, Vancouver School of Economics- UBC

 Department of Economics

The Oliver E. Williamson Seminar on Institutional Analysis, named after our esteemed colleague who founded the seminar, features current research by faculty, from UCB and elsewhere, and by advanced doctoral students. The research investigates governance and its links with economic and political forces. Markets, hierarchies, hybrids, and the supporting institutions of law and politics all come...   More >

Sara Dean: Environmental Exploits

Presentation | September 5 | 12 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

A talk by Berkeley-based architect and designer Sara Dean, whose work intersects digital and physical realms, designing new opportunities for urban equity and environmental agency in our Anthropocene cities. Dean is assistant professor and assistant chair of the MFA design program at California College of the Arts and codirector of IF/THEN Studio. She is also chief designer at Modern Empathy, a...   More >

Planning Your Pregnancy Leave (BEUHS315)

Workshop | September 5 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club

 Theresa McLemore, UCB HR Employee Relations Consultant; Sheila Taliafero, UCB Disability Counselor; Ann Gilbert, UCB Academic Personnel

 Be Well at Work - Work/Life

Thinking about starting a family? This workshop will provide information on leave policies, disability benefits, use of sick/vacation time, and options on when/how to return to work after having a child for both faculty and staff employees. Enroll online.

  Register online

IB Seminar: Genomic conflicts and the molecular basis of speciation

Seminar | September 5 | 12:30-1:30 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Nitin Phadnis, The University of Utah

 Department of Integrative Biology

Professional Program in Health Informatics Online Information Session

Information Session | September 5 | 1-1:45 p.m. |  Online

 Stan Weisner, Ph.D. M.S.W., UC Berkeley Extension

 UC Berkeley Extension

Learn about this fully online program that prepares you to launch a new career in health informatics or advance in your current position. Geared for both clinical and nonclinical professionals, this program provides you with the understanding of both the technology and the health care best practices so that you can succeed.

$0

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Certificate Program in Paralegal Studies Online Information Session

Information Session | September 5 | 1-1:30 p.m. |  Online

 Tom McGuire, Program Director, UC Berkeley Extension

 UC Berkeley Extension

UC Berkeley Extension’s Certificate Program in Paralegal Studies</a> is a comprehensive, accelerated course of study that is designed by paralegals for paralegals and taught by practicing attorneys.

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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

Microsoft Access Action Queries

Course | September 5 | 1:30-4 p.m. | 239 Campus Shared Services (1608 4th Street, Berkeley)

 Human Resources

This course details the process of designing Action Queries using a Microsoft Access database interface in order to manipulate values in local and external data sources. Emphasis is placed on Action Query types, Select Query conversion, and automation triggers of one or more sequential queries. Learning Objectives * Connect to local and external data sources. * Design Queries to manipulate record...   More >

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ESPM Seminar Series, Fall 2019: Safa Motesharrei

Seminar | September 5 | 2:30 p.m. | 132 Mulford Hall

 Safa Motesharrei

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

Safa Motesharrei, Environmental Systems Scientist at the University of Maryland, will present: "Large-Scale Wind and Solar Farms in the Sahara Would Increase Rain and Vegetation." Meet the speaker and enjoy refreshments after the talk in 139 Mulford Hall. **Please note this seminar will take place one-hour earlier than the regular seminar schedule, this seminar will begin at 2:30PM.**

Turning Tech to Traction: Conversations with Entrepreneurial Scientists and Engineers

Social Event | September 5 | 3-5 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Kvamme Atrium & CITRIS Tech Museum

 Nishita Deka, CEO, Sonera Magnetics; Jill Fuss, CTO, CinderBio; Raymond Weitekamp, CEO, polySpectra; Johnny Pujol, CEO, Simplewater; Akwasi Apori, CEO, Correlia Biosystems; Sarah Richardson, CEO, MicroByre

 CITRIS and the Banatao Institute, Cyclotron Road

Join CITRIS Foundry, Cyclotron Road, and University of California’s Women in Tech Initiative (WITI) for compelling discussions with startup founders who are redefining what it means to be an entrepreneur and whose trajectories defy expectations.

Career pathways are seldom linear and hardly ever predictable, especially for scientists and engineers who want to bring their research out of the lab...   More >

Special Program Alumni Guests at Turning Tech to Traction with CITRIS Foundry and Cyclotron Road

State of the College - Fall 2019 Welcome Message

Presentation | September 5 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. |  Sibley Auditorium, Bechtel Engineering Center

 College of Natural Resources

Dean Ackerly will be giving a State of the College presentation, followed by a Q&A session. Join CNR faculty, staff, and your fellow students to hear an overview of the college's strategic plan for the new school year and reflect on the accomplishments of the previous year.

If you will attend, please click here to RSVP by Friday, Aug. 30 so we can plan refreshments.

Retinal and brain circuits underlying the effects of light on circadian rhythms and mood

Seminar | September 5 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition

 Samer Hattar, National Institute of Mental Health

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

State of the Department: Annual Meeting

Seminar | September 5 | 4-5:30 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 Dean Frances Hellman and Chair Michael Hutchings, University of California, Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

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

Workshop | September 5 | 4-5 p.m. | 9 Durant Hall

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

 Office of Undergraduate Research

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

Artist Talk - Rina Banerjee

Lecture | September 5 | 4-6 p.m. | 10 Stephens Hall

 Rina Banerjee, Artist; Atreyee Gupta, Assistant Professor of Global Modern Art and South and Southeast Asian Art, History of Art Department

 Dipti Mathur, Chair, Advisory Board, South Asia Art Initiative; Collector, Contemporary South Asian art

 Institute for South Asia Studies, Sarah Kailath Chair of India Studies, South Asia Art Initiative, Department of History of Art, Department of Art Practice, Hosfelt Gallery

A talk by Artist Rina Banerjee followed by a conversation between her and Prof. Atreyee Gupta. The conversation will be moderated by Chair, Advisory Board, South Asia Art Initiative and Collector of contemporary South Asian art collector of contemporary South Asian art, Dipti Mathur.

Nvidia Info-Session and Tech Talks

Information Session | September 5 | 5:30-8 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Come join us for an info-session and tech talk. Explore the future of AI computing in engaging, informative tech talks with experts who are creating new realities with AI. One lucky winner will even walk away with an NVIDIA product!

About NVIDIA:
NVIDIA has continuously reinvented itself over two decades. Our invention of the GPU in 1999 sparked the growth of the PC gaming market, redefined...   More >

Astronomy Night at UC Berkeley

Lecture | September 5 | 7-10 p.m. | 131 Campbell Hall

 Wren Suess, UC Berkeley

 Department of Astronomy

Join us on September 5th for the next installment of our Astro Night series! PhD candidate Wren Suess will talk about the history of galaxies, both in human understanding and in cosmic time.

Come to Campbell Hall on the UC Berkeley campus for a FREE night of astronomy and stargazing on the roof with our fleet of telescopes.

Naked Spaces: Living Is Round

Film - Feature | September 5 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Trinh T. Minh-ha, Director

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

The homes, daily ceremonies, and ordinary “living spaces” of Senegal, Mali, and four other West African countries are showcased in this elegantly composed, “anti-ethnographic” essay film from acclaimed Berkeley-based filmmaker/theorist/professor Trinh T. Minh-ha. “A film on the poetics of dwelling,” as Trinh’s own website puts it, Naked Spaces has little interest in the arid explanations of...   More >

BIO Bears Star Gazing Meetup

Social Event | September 5 | 7:30-9 p.m. |  Campbell Hall

 Map

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Interested in astronomy and outer space? Or do you just like looking at the stars? Either way, come join us for the Department of Astronomy star party! The evening will start with a lecture on "Galaxies Across Cosmic Time" at Campbell Hall at 7:30 p.m. Afterwards, stay for star gazing at the rooftop observatory.

The Love Bugs: One couples lifelong obsession with insects

Film - Documentary | September 5 | 8-8:45 p.m. | 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building

 Pacific Coast Entomological Society, Essig Museum of Entomology

 Pacific Coast Entomological Society, Essig Museum of Entomology

Over the course of 60 years, Lois and Charlie O’Brien, two of the foremost entomologists and pioneers in their field, traveled to more than 67 countries and quietly amassed the world’s largest private collection of insects.

Exhibits and Ongoing Events

The Life and Career of Kaneji Domoto

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

 Environmental Design, College of

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

Photographs by Ken Light: American Stories

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

 Townsend Center for the Humanities, Journalism, Graduate School of

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

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

The Languages of Berkeley: An Online Exhibition

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

 Library, Berkeley Language Center

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

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

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

 Library

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

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

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

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

 Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology

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


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

Art Wall: Carlos Amorales

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

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

Five Tables of Honest Work

Exhibit - Multimedia | September 5 | 4-7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Slow down—men and women at work! Rubbernecking is encouraged in this study center viewing. Works on display include a photograph of female Czechoslovakian beet field workers by Margaret Bourke-White; images of peddlers and storekeepers selling chicken (a 1948 Shanghai photograph by Jack Birns), firewood (an album leaf by Kono Bairei), and mustard (a Whistler etching); an 1863 Indian sketch of a...   More >