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Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Thinking Improperly About Democracy

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

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

 The Program in Critical Theory

Details forthcoming.

A Geometric Method of Hoverability Analysis for Multirotor UAVs

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

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

 Department of Mechanical Engineering (ME)

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

Seminar 217, Risk Management: CANCELLED

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

 Speaker: TBD, TBD

 Consortium for Data Analytics in Risk

Global Internships Info Session

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

 Berkeley Study Abroad

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

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

Hope to see you there!

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

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

 Stephanie Eisenbarth, Yale University

 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology

This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH

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

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

 Aiko Fukazawa, Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences

 College of Chemistry

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

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

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

 Public Health, School of

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

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

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

 Prof. Brian T. Cunningham, University of Illinois

 Berkeley Sensor & Actuator Center (BSAC)

Job Search Your Values at Work

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

 Human Resources

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

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

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

 Alain Naef, UCB

 Clausen Center

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

  RSVP  by October 18.

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

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

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

 Be Well at Work - Ergonimics

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

  Register online

Mindfulness Meditation Group

Meeting | February 20, 2018 – January 5, 2021 every Tuesday | 12:15-1 p.m. | 3110 Tang Center, University Health Services

 Tang Center (University Health Services)

The Mindfulness Meditation Group meets every Tuesday at 12:15-1:00 pm at 3110 Tang Center on campus. All campus-affiliated people are welcome to join us on a drop-in basis, no registration or meditation experience necessary. We start with a short reading on meditation practice, followed by 30 minutes of silent sitting, and end with a brief discussion period.

Colloquium: Canadian Election Post-Mortem

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

 Dr. Eric Guntermann, UC Berkeley Political Science Department

 Canadian Studies Program (CAN))

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

Space Physics Seminar

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

 Space Sciences Laboratory (SSL)

Copyright and Your Dissertation

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

 Rachael Samberg; Timothy Vollmer


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

  RSVP online

Butterfly Walk

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

 Botanical Garden

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

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

Follow registration link for prices

  Register online

Fiery Skippers photo by Sarab Seth

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

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

 Peter Jones, University of California, Berkeley

 Department of Economics

Link to Working Paper

War in Raqqa: Rhetoric vs. Reality

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

 Human Rights Center

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

Butterfly Walk

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

 Botanical Garden

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

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

Follow registration link for prices

  Register online

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

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

 Amir Vig, UCI & MSRI

 Department of Mathematics

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

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

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

 Graham Cooks, Department of Chemistry, Purdue University

 College of Chemistry

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

Power and Progress on the Prairie

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

 2547 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA 94720

 Tom Biolsi, Professor of Ethnic Studies, UC Berkeley

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

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

Seminar 281, International Trade and Finance: Canceled.

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

 Department of Economics

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

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

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

 Tang Center for Silk Road Studies

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

Julie Mehretu In conversation with Julia Bryan-Wilson

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

 Julie Mehretu

 Arts Research Center

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

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

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

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

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

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

 Center of Excellence in Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health

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

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

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Zillow Group Tech Talk

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

 Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences (EECS)

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

An Intern Story: Building Performant Agent Reporting

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

Natural Perfume Workshop with Jessica Hannah

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

 Botanical Garden

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

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

$85 / $75 UCBG Members

  Register online

International Grad Happy Hour

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

 2438 Telegraph Ave, Berkeley, CA 94704

 Berkeley International Office(BIO))

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

Hozier: with guest: Freya Ridings

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

 Another Planet Entertainment

Hozier performing at Greek Theatre with guest Freya Ridings

  Buy tickets online

The Whistleblower of My Lai

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

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

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

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.

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


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


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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