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Thursday, September 26, 2019

OPT Document Check Workshop

Workshop | September 26 | 10-11 a.m. | International House, Sproul Rooms

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Join Berkeley International Office as you prepare to put together your documents for your OPT application. This workshop will cover required documents, how to fill out the forms, and most common mistakes in the application. In addition, there will be a Q&A portion during which you can ask specific questions about your own application.

Please note that this workshop is specifically for OPT...   More >

hold for CDVN: Best Practices

Meeting | September 26 | 10-11:20 a.m. |  Boalt Hall, School of Law

 Cal Data Visualization Network

Applied Math Seminar: On Large Deviations for Large Neural Networks

Seminar | September 26 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall

 Joan Bruna, Courant Institute

 Department of Mathematics

Virtually all modern deep learning systems are trained with some form of local descent algorithm over a high-dimensional parameter space. Despite its apparent simplicity, the mathematical picture of the resulting setup contains several mysteries that combine statistics, approximation theory and optimization, all intertwined in a curse of dimensionality.

In order to make progress, authors have...   More >

Andreessen Horowitz Demo Day: Andreessen Horowitz annual portfolio Demo Day!

Information Session | September 26 | 11 a.m.-2 p.m. | Soda Hall, Soda-Etcheverry Breezeway

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

Andreessen Horowitz is coming to Cal! Bring a copy of your resume and connect with engineers from a wide variety of startup companies! Enjoy complimentary hot dogs and product demos. We will be in the breezeway in front of Soda Hall; stop on by!

Join a16z for a demo day with TripActions, AnyRoad, Carta, PlanetScale, Applied Intuition, OfferUp, Branch, Atrium and Snackpass.

3-Manifold Seminar: Cubulated hyperbolic groups.

Seminar | September 26 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | 939 Evans Hall

 Eduardo Oregon-Reyes, UC Berkeley

 Department of Mathematics

A group is cubulated if it admits a geometric action on a $\textrm {CAT}(0)$ cube complex. We'll discuss the class of cubulated hyperbolic groups, which by Agol's work satisfy the "virtually special" condition introduced by Haglund and Wise. We'll explore some consequences of this in terms of subgroup separability and existence of hierarchies.

Econ 235, Financial Economics Seminar: “The Value of Intermediation in the Stock Market”

Seminar | September 26 | 11:10 a.m.-12:30 p.m. | C210 Haas School of Business

 Mark Egan, Harvard Business School

 Department of Economics

Joint with Haas Finance Seminar

McNair Scholars Program Information Session

Information Session | September 26 | 12-1:30 p.m. | 11 2515 Channing Way (Academic Achievement Program)

 Juan Esteva, Director, McNair Scholars Program

 Office of Undergraduate Research

The McNair Scholars Program prepares selected underrepresented or low-income UC Berkeley undergraduates for graduate study at the doctoral level. The goal of the McNair Scholars Program is to increase the number of underrepresented students in doctoral programs.

Oliver E. Williamson Seminar

Seminar | September 26 | 12-1:30 p.m. | C330 Haas School of Business

 Stephen Haber, Professor, Stanford

 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 >

Finding Health Statistics and Data

Workshop | September 26 | 12-1:30 p.m. | Barrows Hall, Barrows 356: D-Lab Convening Room

 Michael Sholinbeck, University of California Berkeley

 Bioscience, Natural Resources & Public Health Library

Participants in this workshop will learn about some issues surrounding the collection of health statistics, and will also learn about authoritative sources of health statistics and data. We will look at tools that let you create custom tables of vital statistics (birth, death, etc.), disease statistics, health behavior statistics, and more. The focus will be on U.S. statistics, but sources of...   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.

Melodie Yashar: Human Factors within Autonomous Buildings: Design for Earth, the Moon, and Mars

Lecture | September 26 | 12-1:30 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Christine Gaspar

 Arts + Design

Melodie Yashar, design architect, researcher, cofounder of SEArch+

Melodie Yashar shares insights from her work as a design architect, researcher, and cofounder of Space Exploration Architecture (SEArch+), a group building upon a ten-year portfolio of academic space research and practice developing human-supporting concepts for space exploration. In 2015 SEArch+ was awarded the top prize in...   More >

Melodie Yashar: Human Factors Within Autonomous Buildings: Design for Earth, the Moon, and Mars

Presentation | September 26 | 12 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Melodie Yashar shares insights from her work as a design architect, researcher, and cofounder of Space Exploration Architecture (SEArch+), a group building upon a ten-year portfolio of academic space research and practice developing human-supporting concepts for space exploration. In 2015 SEArch+ was awarded the top prize in NASA’s Centennial Challenge for a 3D-Printed Habitat for the proposal...   More >

Saving For College (BEUHS362)

Workshop | September 26 | 12:10-1:30 p.m. | Tang Center, University Health Services, Section Club

 Adalberto Padilla, ScholarShare

 Be Well at Work - Work/Life

Learn about saving for college with the ScholarShare 529 College Savings Plan. Participants will review the following points and be provided an opportunity to ask questions concerning saving for college.

•The benefits of higher education
•The cost of higher education
•What you can do
•Different ways to save
•Getting started
•FAQs

BIO: Adalberto Padilla, who goes by Adal, was born and...   More >

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Stebbins Piano Series: Six Preludes and Fugues from "The Well Tempered Clavier" BK2 by J.S. Bach

Performing Arts - Music | September 26 | 12:15-1 p.m. | Women's Faculty Club, Stebbins Lounge

 Betty Woo, UC Berkeley - Music Department

 Women's Faculty Club

Hong Kong-born pianist, Betty Woo, received her D.M.A. degree in performance practice from Stanford University and the Artist Diploma from the Royal Academy of Music in London. She has performed all over the world and teaches at UC Berkeley, the San Francisco Conservatory and Holy Names University.

She is performing a series of six preludes and fugues from J.. Bach's beloved "Well- Tempered...   More >

  RSVP by calling Front Desk at 5106424175, or by emailing Front Desk at womensfacultyclub@gmail.com by September 26.

Cultural Adjustment: Becoming Yourself in a New Culture

Workshop | September 26 | 1-2 p.m. | International House, Sproul Room

 Berkeley International Office(BIO)), Counseling and Psychological Services (CAPS)

If you’re new to the U.S. or new to UC Berkeley, you are likely beginning the journey of cultural adjustment – a period of time when you try to make sense of your new home, figure out who you are here and learn to navigate this place while also remaining true to yourself and your home culture. Cultural adjustment is a natural part of life that happens to most of us who have lived or studied...   More >

Microsoft SharePoint Automation and Integrations

Course | September 26 | 1:30-3 p.m. |  Virtual Classroom

 Human Resources

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

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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

OPT Document Check Webinar

Workshop | September 26 | 3-4 p.m. |  Online Webinar

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

Join Berkeley International Office as you prepare to put together your documents for your OPT application. This webinar will cover required documents, how to fill out the forms, and most common mistakes in the application. In addition, there will be a Q&A portion during which you can ask specific questions about your own application.

Please note that this webinar is specifically for OPT...   More >

Freedom Farmers: Agricultural Resistance and the Black Freedom Movement

Lecture | September 26 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 132 Mulford Hall

 Monica White, University of Wisconsin-Madison

 College of Natural Resources

Freedom Farmers: Agricultural Resistance and the Black Freedom Movement revises the historical narrative of African American resistance and breaks new ground by including the work, roles, and contributions of southern Black farmers and the organizations they formed. The book traces the origins of Black farmers’ organizations to the late 1800s, emphasizing their activities during the...   More >

Freedom Farmers: Agricultural Resistance and the Black Freedom Movement

Colloquium | September 26 | 3:30-4:30 p.m. | 132 Mulford Hall

 Monica White, Associate Professor of Environmental Justice, University of Wisconsin-Madison

 Center for Research on Social Change, Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society, Berkeley Food Institute, Dept. of Environmental Science, Policy, and Mgmt. (ESPM), College of Natural Resources

Revises the historical narrative of African American resistance and breaks new ground by including the work, roles, and contributions of southern Black farmers and the organizations they formed.

California on the Page: An On the Same Page panel

Panel Discussion | September 26 | 3:30-5 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium

 Chiyuma Elliot, Author of California Winter League; Alberto Ledesma, Author of Diary of a Reluctant Dreamer; Karen Llagas, Author of Archipelago Dust

 Hertha Sweet Wong, Professor, Department of English, UCB

 College of Letters & Science

Tommy Orange set his novel about indigenous lives in Oakland, but he is by no means the first or only author to try to capture something about the essence of California or its distinctive urban identities in his writing. This panel brings together creative writers whose work touches in meaningful ways on the magnificent diversity that is California. From poetry to a graphic memoir, their writing...   More >

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

ESPM Seminar Series, Fall 2019: Monica White

Seminar | September 26 | 3:30 p.m. | 132 Mulford Hall

 Monica White

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

Monica White, Assistant Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, will present: "Freedom Farmers: Agricultural Resistance and the Black Freedom Movement." Coffee will be available before the talk at 2:30PM in 139 Mulford; meet the speaker after the talk in 139 Mulford Hall.

Monica White - Freedom Farmers: Agricultural Resistance and the Black Freedom Movement

Colloquium | September 26 | 3:30-5 p.m. | 132 Mulford Hall

 Monica White, University of Wisconsin-Madison

 Center for Research on Social Change,, Department of Environmental Science, Policy, and Management, Berkeley Food Institute, Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society

About the Speaker:
Monica M. White is an associate professor of Environmental Justice at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She holds a joint appointment in the department of Community and Environmental Sociology and the Nelson Institute of Environmental Studies. She is the first Black woman to earn tenure in both the College of Agricultural Life Sciences (1889) and the Nelson Institute (1970)...   More >

Social Distortion: with guests: Flogging Molly, The Devil Makes Three, and Le Butcherettes

Performing Arts - Music | September 26 | 4 p.m. |  Hearst Greek Theatre

 Another Planet Entertainment

Here’s how you know you’ve made it in the music business: You’ve stayed strong for three decades on your own terms, on your own time, by your own rules, and over that time your influence has only grown.

  Buy tickets online

Center for Race and Gender's Annual Open House

Social Event | September 26 | 4-6 p.m. | 691 Barrows Hall

 Center for Race and Gender

CRG’s Annual Open House
Welcome back!
Check out our new look and launch the year with friends and good cheer.

The Patrick Finelli Keynote Speaker Series presents Joseph Roach | The Temptations of Goodness: Brecht’s Enlightenment

Lecture | September 26 | 4-5:30 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, Maude Fife Room, Room 315

 Joseph Roach, Professor Emeritus of Theater and English, Yale University

 Department of Theater, Dance, and Performance Studies, Department of English, The Patrick Finelli Keynote Speaker Series Fund

The Patrick Finelli Keynote Speaker Series presents "The Temptations of Goodness: Brecht’s Enlightenment," a talk by Joseph Roach.

Painting by Alket Zeqiri

Mathematics Department Colloquium: Identities for $1/\pi ^2$ and special hypergeometric motives

Colloquium | September 26 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 60 Evans Hall

 John Voight, Dartmouth College

 Department of Mathematics

More than a century ago, Ramanujan discovered remarkable formulas for $1/\pi $. Inspired by these discoveries, similar Ramanujan-like expressions for $1/\pi ^2$ have been uncovered recently by Guillera. We explain the provenance of these formulas: we recognize certain special hypergeometric motives as arising from Hilbert modular forms in an explicit way. This is joint work with Lassina...   More >

What Shapes Labor Migration Paths from Nepal to the World?: Differential Resources of Migrant Households and Differential Accessibility of Destination Countries (A Joint UC Berkeley-CNRS Workshop)

Conference/Symposium | September 26 | 4:30-6:30 p.m. | 3335 Dwinelle Hall

 Tristan Bruslé, Researcher, Centre d'Études Himalayennes, CNRS - Villejuif; Keiko Yamanaka, Lecturer, Asian American and Asian Diaspora Studies, UC Berkeley

 Alexander von Rospatt, Professor, Buddhist and South Asian Studies; Acting Chair, South and Southeast Asian Studies; and Director, Himalayan Studies Initiative

 Stéphane Gros, Researcher, Centre d'Études Himalayennes, CNRS - Villejuif

 Institute for South Asia Studies, The Berkeley Himalayan Studies Program, France Berkeley Fund, Centre d'Etudes Himalayennes (CEH) of the National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS), France, Institute of East Asian Studies (IEAS)

A half-day workshop at UC Berkeley that will bring together experts working on the Himalayan region in the Humanities and Social Sciences.

Childhood Immunizations: Balancing Public Health and Civil Liberties

Lecture | September 26 | 5-7 p.m. | Berkeley Way West, First Floor Colloquia

 Public Health, School of

Vaccine-preventable diseases are at the forefront of public health debates in 2019. The U.S. Centers for Prevention and Disease Control recently reported that the current measles outbreak – the worst in the United States in 25 years – has spread to 1,022 cases in 28 states since September 2018. More than 50 patients have been in California, but most have been in New York State. Recent laws and...   More >

Glaucon’s Dilemma: Origins of Social Order

Lecture | September 26 | 5:30 p.m. | 370 Dwinelle Hall

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

 Department of Classics

The Sather Classical Lectures, part 2.

C3.ai Info-Session

Information Session | September 26 | 5:30-7 p.m. | Soda Hall, Wozniak Lounge (430)

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

You Are Invited!

Please join us for the C3.ai Information Session. At this event, you will learn more about our company, C3.ai career opportunities, and the meaningful work we do.

About C3.ai

C3.ai is a leading enterprise AI software provider for accelerating digital transformation. The comprehensive and proven C3 AI Suite uses a model-driven abstraction layer to enable organizations to...   More >

Social Impact Un-Pitch Day 2019

Special Event | September 26 | 6-8 p.m. | 202 South Hall

 Information, School of

Join CTSP and IMSA to brainstorm ideas for projects that address the challenges of technology, society, and policy.

Panel Discussion: The Life and Career of Kaneji Domoto

Panel Discussion | September 26 | 6:30-8:30 p.m. | 112 Wurster Hall

 College of Environmental Design

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.

Rae Armantrout reading with Matthew Bowie

Reading - Literary | September 26 | 6:30 p.m. | Wheeler Hall, 315, Maude Fife Room

 Rae Armantrout

 Matthew Bowie

 Department of English

Book Launch -- James Joyce and the Matter of Paris: Catherine Flynn

Reading - Nonfiction | September 26 | 7-8 p.m. |  City Lights Bookstore

 Map

 Catherine Flynn, Associate Professor, Berkeley English

 Department of English

In James Joyce and the Matter of Paris, Catherine Flynn recovers the paradigmatic city of European urban modernity as the foundational context of Joyce's imaginative consciousness. Beginning with Joyce's underexamined first exile in 1902-03, she shows the significance for his writing of the time he spent in Paris and of a range of French authors whose works inflected his experience of that city....   More >

Long Train Running: A History of the Oakland Blues

Film - Feature | September 26 | 7 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

Marlon Riggs and Peter Webster’s thesis project reflects on the heyday of Oakland blues in the late 1940s and ’50s, when an influx of African American shipyard workers mostly hailing from Louisiana and Texas arrived in the Bay Area. Combining vintage photographs, archival footage, interviews, and performances at venues like Eli’s Mile High Club, Riggs and Webster chronicle Oakland’s vibrant past...   More >

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 >

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

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

 Library

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

Power to the People

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 >