Friday, October 25, 2019
Special Event | October 25 – 27, 2019 every day | Memorial Stadium
As UC Berkeleys hackathon organization, Cal Hacks hosts the worlds largest collegiate hackathon, runs a fellowship program to support entrepreneurial hackers, and brings first-time coders into the world of technology just a few of our many initiatives and projects. Our mission is to empower others with technology to create solutions to better the world.
Film - Series | October 25 | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
This program puts the work of Marlon Riggs in conversation with that of other artists reflecting on, affirming, and celebrating their identities. In Relatives by Julie Dash, Ishmael Huston-Jones recounts family history in a cinematic duet with his mother. Isaac Juliens This Is Not an AIDS Advertisement counters clinical government PSAs about AIDS with an uncompromising defense of romance and... More >
Film - Feature | October 25 | Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
An apotheosis of modern design as both subject matter and technique, Playtime envisions a sixties Paris as sleek and strange as something out of 2001: A Space Odyssey (released the following year). This is the city as terrarium, a realm of glassy reflections where the distinction between interior and exterior is often not seen, only heard. (As always, Tatis manipulation of sound is... More >
Workshop | October 25 | 9 a.m.-12 p.m. | 24 University Hall
Synopsis: An intermediate workshop that details the processes for setting up a newly finalized sponsored award, including interpreting a Notice of Award, and processing a BFS budget upload. Learning Objectives: Interpret a Phoebe Award Summary and the related Terms & Conditions Summarize the information a PI needs to know about a new fund List the steps in setting up a fund for use ... More >
Conference/Symposium | October 24 – 25, 2019 every day | 9 a.m.-4 p.m. | Sutardja Dai Hall, Banatao Auditorium
Dr. Gordon C. Rausser is the Robert Gordon Sproul Distinguished Professor at the University of California, Berkeley, in the College of Natural Resources. He is a preeminent agricultural and resource economist whose contributions in academia, government service, business, and public policy are exceptional for their impact around the world. His leadership at Berkeley, including his exemplary... More >
RSVP online by October 20.
Colloquium | October 25 | 9:15 a.m.-5 p.m. | 3401 Dwinelle Hall
Friday October 25th, 9:15am-5:00pm and Saturday October 26th, 10:00am-1:30pm
Location: Friday in 3401 Dwinelle Hall and Saturday in 300 Wheeler Hall
Colloquium sponsored by the France Berkeley Fund. Featured speakers include Marie Laniel (Université de Picardie Jules Verne), Namwali Serpell (University of California, Berkeley), Claire Davison (Université Sorbonne Nouvelle), Anne... More >
Conference/Symposium | October 25 | 9:30 a.m.-6 p.m. | 180 Doe Library
In a globalized international political economy, with increasing competition between the US, China and other large powers, medium and small powers must maneuver carefully.
This workshop will specifically focus on the security and economic dimensions of strategic competition including industrial policy, strategic trade, and the financial system. ..
Essig Museum of Entomology
Weekly seminar series focused on insect ecology, evolution, behavior, and other research topics.
Quantum Many-Body Seminar: Classical and quantum walks: analogies and differences and a bouquet of surprises.
Seminar | October 25 | 11 a.m.-12 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall
Alberto Grunbaum, UC Berkeley
I will give an ab-initio description of "Quantum walks" comparing them to classical walks. Both similarities and differences will be stressed.
Seminar | October 25 | 12-1 p.m. | 101 Life Sciences Addition
Naoki Yamanaka, University of California, Riverside
This seminar is partially sponsored by NIH
Faculty and Graduate Student Seminar: Aborting America: Eschatology and the National Debt in Tea Party Republicanism
Seminar | October 25 | 12-2 p.m. | 650 Barrows Hall
Melinda Cooper, Associate Professor, Sociology and Social Policy, The University of Sydney
This seminar will look at the first arguments linking the national debt, deficit spending and abortion in the 1970s and concurrent efforts to undo federal funding of abortion and birth control for low-income women.
Readings will be emailed two weeks prior to event. Registration opens September 17. Register online by October 22.
Achieving California's water security given growing demands, diminishing snow, and increasing wildfire
Lecture | October 25 | 12-1 p.m. | 502 Davis Hall
Dr. Roger Bales, Adjunct Professor, Department of Civil & Environmental Engineering, UC Berkeley
Aborting America: Eschatology and the National Debt in Tea Party Republicanism: Faculty and Graduate Student Seminar
Seminar | October 25 | 12-2 p.m. | UC Berkeley Campus
Melinda Cooper, Associate Professor of Sociology and Social Policy, University of Sydney
This event requires registration. Readings will be emailed two weeks prior to the event. Register online by October 22.
Beginning with the rise of the Tea Party and extending into the Trump era, far-right Republicans have forced a series of debt-ceiling crises and government shutdowns over the alleged federal funding of abortion and birth control. Although perplexing from the point of... More >
Lecture | October 25 | 12-1 p.m. | UC Botanical Garden
While many people may think of Californias Central Valley as mostly monocultures of almonds and tomatoes, the landscape is also dotted with small-scale diversified farms. On these farms, you can find 50-100 different types of crops from jujube to jicama, from papaya to moringa, from water spinach to taro, and many more.
Free with Garden Admission; Free for UC Berkeley Students, Staff and Faculty
Information Session | October 25 | 12-1 p.m. | 203 McLaughlin Hall
Learn more about our interdisciplinary UC Berkeley Master of Engineering (MEng) program. Admissions/student services staff and current students will answer your questions and discuss our innovative leadership curriculum, Capstone projects, technical concentrations, dedicated career services, and admissions criteria.
Please sign up to attend the Berkeley MEng information session on Friday,... More >
Seminar | October 25 | 1-2 p.m. | 5101 Berkeley Way West
Howard Kipen, MD, MPH, Rutgers School of Public Health
Dr. Howard Kipen will summarize health effects attributed to indoor air pollution and how indoor doses of some regulated outdoor pollutants (particularly PM) may exceed outdoor doses. The talk will then consider efficacy and effectiveness of indoor interventions to lower pollutant levels in the developed world. Finally, because elevated levels of indoor carbon dioxide are often a problem... More >
Miscellaneous | October 25 – December 6, 2019 every Friday | 1-2 p.m. | 110 César E. Chávez Student Center
Join us for the Fall 2019 LEP Global Book Club! This semester, as we join the campus in commemorating 400 Years of Resistance to Slavery and Injustice, we will be reading Barracoon: The Story of the Last "Black Cargo.
Written in 1931 and published just last year, Barracoon chronicles Hurstons conversations with Cudjo Kossula Lewis, one of the last survivors of the Atlantic Slave... More >
Workshop | October 25 | 1-2:30 p.m. | 309 Sproul Hall
Rachael Samberg; Timothy Vollmer
This workshop will provide you with practical strategies and tips for promoting your scholarship, increasing your citations, and monitoring your success. Youll also learn how to understand metrics, use scholarly networking tools, evaluate journals and publishing options, and take advantage of funding opportunities for Open Access scholarship.
Seminar | October 25 | 1:30-2:30 p.m. | 1174 Etcheverry Hall
Bartolomeo Stellato, MIT Sloan School of Management, Operations Research Center
Abstract: We present a machine learning approach to predict the strategy behind the optimal solution of continuous and mixed-integer convex optimization problems. Using interpretable algorithms such as optimal classification trees we gain insights on the relationship between the problem data and the optimal solution. In this way, optimization is no longer a black-box and practitioners can... More >
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
Social Event | October 25 | 2-3:30 p.m. | International House
Want to learn what Stanford did to the Big C in 1961? Join Berkeley International Office (BIO) advisors on this exhilarating hike to enjoy the breathtaking view of the bay! Bring a camera to capture the moment and don't forget to wear comfortable closed-toe shoes and comfortable clothing. It might be a little dirty. The hike and back takes 1-1.5 hours. Meet at I-House front entrance on the steps.... More >
Workshop | October 25 | 2-5 p.m. | 101 2251 College (Archaeological Research Facility)
At 1pm the workshop will begin at the UC Faculty Club lawn where subsurface features are being mapped.
Registration Info: This workshop is open UC affiliated researchers, students, faculty, and staff.
Seminar | October 25 | 2-3 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall
Prof. Wenbin Lin, Univ. of Chicago, Chemistry and Radiation & Cellular Oncology
Liposomal nanoparticles have made important contributions to cancer therapy over the two past decades, but their limited tunability and stability hinder further progress in addressing unmet oncology needs. By harnessing the power of synthetic chemistry and nanotechnology, the Lin group has developed several novel classes of molecular nanomaterials, including nanoscale coordination polymers (NCPs)... More >
Special Event | October 22 – December 20, 2019 every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday | 2-5 p.m. | 2224 Piedmont (Center for Digital Archaeology )
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 >
Student Probability/PDE Seminar: Constructing the Airy Sheet Using Brownian Last Passage Percolation
Seminar | October 25 | 2:10-3:30 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall
Milind Hegde, UC Berkeley
We will present the recent construction of the Airy sheet by Dauvergne, Ortmann, and Virag. In the first talk we will prove the novel extension of the RSK correspondence at the center of their approach, which relates last passage values in a Brownian environment to last passage values in the environment of the Airy line ensemble. Reference: https://arxiv.org/pdf/1812.00309.pdf
Workshop | October 25 | 3-4 p.m. | 340 Stephens Hall
Every Friday the CMES hosts an informal guided discussion of current events in the Middle East and North Africa, open to all.
On 13 October, Tunisians voted in a runoff in the second presidential elections since nationwide protests forced Zine El Abidine Ben Ali to step down after his twenty-four-year rule. The two frontrunners, legal scholar Kais Saied and businessman Nabil Karoui, were both... More >
Lecture | October 25 | 3 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room, 220 Stephens Hall
The second of a series of conversations focusing on the "how" of composition by bringing together a group of master practitioners working across a wide range of forms and media.
Colloquium | October 25 | 3 p.m. | Stephens Hall, Geballe Room
The practice of composition is common to most creative and scholarly undertakings. Composition is where artistic or intellectual inspiration runs up against the everyday struggle of making. It comes from the Latin for "putting things together com-ponere. It involves questions of unity and linkage, of transition, of beginning, of ending. Many artists struggle (some famously) with the practice.... More >
Seminar | October 25 | 3-4:30 p.m. | 180 Tan Hall
Magdalena Svanström, Professor, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg, Sweden
In this talk, Professor Magdalena Svanström will share some insight from her work on using environmental life cycle assessment (LCA) and sustainability assessments to guide technology development. Over the years, many of her research activities have been focusing on wastewater and sludge management or biobased production.
Seminar | October 25 | 3:10-5 p.m. | 107 South Hall
How might online spaces be reconfigured against harassment and abuse?
Seminar | October 25 | 4 p.m. | 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building
Ruzena Bajcsy, UC Berkeley
UC Berkeley's Ruzena Bajcsy will present Modeling Human Distraction in the Car Due to Acoustic Annoyances at 4 p.m. Oct. 18 at the ITS Transportation Seminar in 290 Hearst Memorial Mining Building.
Reception | October 25 | 4-6 p.m. | Wurster Hall, 210 - Environmental Design Library
Artists books are simply books made by artists. Whether tactile or conceptual, they range in thematic content including the political, the sentimental, the instructive, or the purely beautiful. Our Hands On Artists Book events allow you to handle books from our rare book vault. Our next event will feature recent acquisitions for you to touch, turn pages, and experience. Wine and light... More >
Seminar | October 25 | 4-5 p.m. | 120 Latimer Hall
Small molecule activation often requires both protons and electrons. This includes chemical transformations key to sustainable energy and environment e.g. reduction of H+, O2, CO2 and N2. Similarly, mono-oxygenation of organic molecules using molecular oxygen, a process often described as the Holy grail of chemistry, requires protons and electrons. Erstwhile mechanistic investigations on... More >
Seminar | October 25 | 4:10-5 p.m. | 891 Evans Hall
Anya Michaelsen, UC Berkeley
The Bertini Theorems prove smoothness of the intersection of smooth varieties with generic hyperplanes when working in projective space over infinite fields. However, over a finite field, even the existence of such a hyperplane can fail. Using hypersurfaces instead of hyperplanes, we will state a modified Bertini Theorem for finite fields due to Poonen. We then give a brief intuition for the... More >
Special Event | October 25 | 5-8:30 p.m. | Valley Life Sciences Building
David Ackerly, Dean, College of Natural Resources
Peggy Fiedler, Executive Director, UC Natural Reserve System; Ana M. Alvarez, Deputy General Manager, East Bay Regional Park District; Todd Dawson, Professor, Integrative Biology
Join us for a vibrant celebration of the nature of California to kick off the 2019 Bay Area Science Festival. Discover how the University of California Natural Reserve System is cultivating tomorrows field scientists, providing environmental forecasting, and serving the people of California. Meet scientists working at the UC Natural Reserves, including partnership reserves located in the... More >
Atif Mian | What to do about Pakistans Economy?: The Mahomedali Habib Distinguished Lecture for 2019
Lecture | October 25 | 6-8 p.m. | The Bancroft Hotel, The Great Hall
Atif R. Mian, Professor, Economics, Public Policy and Finance (Princeton University) and Co-Founder & Board Member, Center for Economic Research in Pakistan (CERP)
Munis D. Faruqui, Chair, Institute for South Asia Studies, Associate Professor of South and Southeast Asian Studies
Umair Khan, Founding Partner, Mentors Fund
Dr. Christopher Taylor, Vice President Academic Affairs and Dean of Faculty, Habib University
Princeton economist, Prof. Atif Mian delivers our seventh Mahomedali Habib Distinguished Lecture.
Workshop | October 25 | 6 p.m. | B100 Blum Hall
Big Ideas advisors will walk you through every element that is required in your 3-page pre-proposal application and any answer questions. The workshop will highlight the Landscape Analysis section of the pre-proposal, which is often cited as an area for improvement by Big Ideas judges.
Performing Arts - Music | October 25 | 6 p.m. | Hearst Greek Theatre
Black on Both Sides 20th Anniversary Concert.
YASIIN BEY and ERYKAH BADU with guests: Busta Rhymes, Slick Rick, Souls of Mischief, DJ Big Von
Panel Discussion | October 25 | 7-8:15 p.m. | 2060 Valley Life Sciences Building
David Ackerly, Dean, College of Natural Resources
In todays world of rapidly warming temperatures and rising seas, Californias land stewards are working hard to protect the states renowned biodiversity, unique ecosystems, and natural landscapes. Three leading Bay Area scientists discuss their hopes for how science-based land stewardship can ensure a vibrant California for the decades ahead.
Performing Arts - Music | October 25 | 8 p.m. | Hertz Concert Hall | Note change in date
Matthew Sadowski, Director
$16 General Admission, $12 Senior, Student (non-UCB), UCB Faculty/Staff, $5 UCB students
Exhibits and Ongoing Events
Exhibit - Multimedia | August 19 – December 16, 2019 every day | 210 Wurster Hall
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.
Exhibit - Multimedia | September 1, 2019 – August 31, 2020 every day | Free Speech Movement Cafe (Moffitt Library)
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 >
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 >
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.
Oranges 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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Exhibit - Artifacts | March 15 – December 15, 2019 every Sunday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday | 11 a.m.-5 p.m. | 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 >